Board of Governors Committees

The Board has constituted a number of committees (the “Committees”) to provide an efficient mechanism for targeted discussions.  The Chair of the Board of Governors appoints Committee members, balancing effective committee operation with representation from both campuses.

The Committees of the UBC Board of Governors are arranged according to the following general principles and procedures:

1. Committees shall operate to reinforce the wholeness of the Board of Governors as a collective.
2. The purview of the Committees is primarily based on the organizational needs of the University and alignment with its strategic plan, as approved by the Board of Governors.
3. Committees are organized to assist the Board of Governors in conducting its work efficiently and effectively.
4. Committees will ordinarily assist the Board of Governors by reviewing, monitoring and recommending policies, policy alternatives and implications for Board deliberation.
5. Apart from the Executive Committee, meetings of which may be called to make decisions in contingent circumstances between regularly scheduled Board meetings, Committees do not speak or act for the Board of Governors except when formally given such authority for specific and/or time-limited purposes.
6. Committees will review matters requiring consideration by the Board of Governors under the University Act and will recommend approval by the Board as consent items or as items for discussion.
7. Committee deliberations with regard to confidential matters follow Board Meetings Policy (GA8) and UBC Board of Governors’ Meeting Rules and Practices.
8. The Committee structure will enhance the accountability of the President to the Board of Governors by ensuring that Committees do not exercise authority over University staff.

Visit the Repository of Board of Governors Policies, Procedures, Rules and Guidelines to view Board Meetings Policy (GA8) and associated Meeting Rules and Practices.