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Call for Nominations – TEACHING STAFF – BY-ELECTION


Faculty of Humanities Nomination Package

University Planning Committee

  • One Vacancy (2-year term, July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025)

Faculty of Science Nomination Package

Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee

  • Two Vacancies (one 3-year term, July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026)
  • One 2-year term (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2025)

Undergraduate Council

  • One Vacancy (2-year term, July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2025)

Faculty of Social Sciences Nomination Package

Undergraduate Council

  • One Vacancy (1-year term, July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024)

Information Box Group

Definitions of Eligible Candidates and Nominators

Teaching Staff means the employees of the University or of a college affiliated with the University who hold the academic rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor or lecturer but shall not include graduate students who are employed by the University as teaching assistants nor individuals who hold titles with the prefix “clinical” or “visiting”. (Board of Governors By-law No. 1, 1. (q))

Employee status refers to those who are employed on a continuing basis at the University, either in a full-time or continuing part-time capacity.

Signature Requirements

Hard copy signatures are not required for nominators. All NOMINATORS must send an email from their McMaster email account to the NOMINEE with the following statement:

“I nominate <NOMINEE NAME> as a candidate for election to the <SENATE or BOARD OF GOVERNORS or UNIVERSITY PLANNING COMMITTEE>.  I understand that the University Secretariat may contact me via email to verify this nomination.

Nominator Information:
First and Last name
McMaster email address
Employee ID#

The NOMINEE must attach a PDF copy of all nomination emails to their completed nomination form in order for their nomination to be accepted.

The Board of Governors

The legal responsibilities of the Board of Governors are set out in Section 9 of The McMaster University Act, 1976.  While the President and senior administrative officers exert the central influence in policy as well as providing the dominant force in management under the authority of the Board, Board members play an important role in the governance of the University, since the Board is the legal owner and the final authority for the institution whose assets and operations the Board holds in trust.  Except for such matters as are assigned by the 1976 Act to the Senate, the government, conduct, management and control of the University and of its property, revenues, business and affairs are vested in the Board. In carrying out its financial responsibilities, the Board must accept full accountability for the finances of the University, including monitoring and authorizing the annual operating budget, prudent investments, and comprehensive fund-raising activities, as well as the obligation to ensure that financial assets are appropriately managed.  The Board receives nominations from the Senate with respect to the hiring, promoting and suspending of senior administrative and teaching personnel, and delegates the appointment, promotion, suspension or removal of all other officers, agents and employees of the University to officers of the University. The Board conducts its affairs by making by-laws, resolutions and regulations to supplement the Act. The composition of the Board of Governors is described in Section 8 of the University Act.

Standing Committees of the Board of Governors

The Board of Governors has a number of standing committees where many of the matters that come to Board of Governors for approval are discussed in detail first. The terms of reference and the composition of these committees are described in the Board of Governors By-Laws.

2023-2024 Board of Governors Meeting Dates

Meetings of the Board of Governors will begin at 8:30 a.m. unless otherwise stated.

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023 – Orientation
  • Friday, September 22, 2023 – Retreat
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023
  • Thursday, December 14, 2023
  • Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • Thursday June 6, 2024

2023-2024 University Planning Committee Meeting Dates

Meetings of the University Planning Committee are typically held every third Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2023
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024