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Mission and Mandate

Mission and Mandate of the University Secretariat

Our mission is to guide and facilitate the responsible and transparent decision-making processes for the governing bodies of McMaster University.  We achieve this mission through our expertise and breadth of knowledge in the following five areas of our mandate:

    • provision of professional support to the Board of Governors, Senate, University Planning Committee and their respective committees, councils and advising bodies;

    • facilitation of University policy development and renewal, including documentation and interpretation;

    • coordination of Senate & Board elections and executive searches for senior administration appointments;

    • supervision of the legal responsibilities for all tribunal hearings; and

    • oversight of information governance and compliance with privacy laws.