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Updated as of July 1, 2021. 

For committee meeting dates and materials, please contact Anne Lukin, Associate University Secretary, Board of Governors. 

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is empowered to act on behalf of the Board with powers of executive authority as delegated. The Committee also has overall responsibility for the completion of annual and strategic planning.

  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura (Chair)
  • Sarah Lewis
  • Deniza Januzi
  • Paul Elliott
  • Paul Kwasnik
  • Scott Lyons
  • Deb MacLatchy
  • Patricia McLaren
  • Shaun Miller
  • Jim Phillips 
  • Patricia Polischuk
  • Marc Richardson
  • Cynthia Sundberg

Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

The Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee provides oversight on the financial reporting process, the internal and external audit process, the University’s system of internal controls, compliance with statutory regulations, and policies which fall within the Committee’s mandate.  The Committee provides oversight for an enterprise risk management framework, including risk management and mitigation strategies for strategic, systemic and significant operational risks.

The Committee also provides an avenue of communication among the external auditors, management, the internal auditor, and the Board of Governors.

  • Paul Elliott (Chair)
  • Ryan Brejak
  • Sharline Doss
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura
  • Deniza Januzi
  • Mary Kelly
  • Kristine Lund
  • Scott Lyons
  • Mark Straub
  • TBC

Non‐Board Committee Member

  • Abas Kanu
  • Avanthi Goddard 

Development Committee

The Development Committee is responsible for ensuring active engagement of the Board of Governors in setting policy for and directly supporting ongoing fundraising activities of the University.

  • Patricia Polischuk (Chair)
  • Cameron Anderson
  • Pam Bryden
  • Sarah Lewis
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura
  • Deb MacLatchy
  • Eileen Mercier
  • David Monod
Non‐Board Committee Member
  • Peter Ansley
  • Adam Grogan
  • Yolanda Wardowski

Finance, Investments & Property Committee

*Formerly the Buildings & Property Committee and Finance & Investments Committee*

The Finance, Investments & Property Committee has overall responsibility for the allocation, monitoring, and evaluation of all financial and capital resources of the University while ensuring fiscal responsibility and future sustainability. The committee provides oversight of all matters of property, most notably capital strategy, project approvals and implementation.

Finance & Investments Committee Membership: 

  • Jim Phillips (Chair)
  • Nasik Amanullah
  • Ryan Brejak
  • Kathie Cameron
  • Savvas Chamberlain
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura
  • Deb MacLatchy
  • Ken Seiling
  • Mark Straub
  • TBC

Non‐Board Committee Member

  • Catherine Dutt
  • Dean Johnson
  • Doug Treleaven

Human Resources Committee

The Human Resources Committee shall be responsible for overseeing employee development, engagement, policies, practices and trends within the University.

  • Shaun Miller (Chair)
  • Cameron Anderson
  • Ryan Brejak
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura
  • Pegah Jamalof
  • Deb MacLatchy
  • Patricia Polischuk
  • Cynthia Sundberg
  • Andrew Herman 

Non‐Board Committee Member

  • Stephen Benjamin
  • Adam Grogan

Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee shall be responsible for overseeing the salary, benefits and compensation settlements and arrangements for all employees of the University.

Due to the confidential and personal nature of some matters before the Committee, meetings of the Compensation Committee dealing with compensation, bargaining or individual personnel matters will be conducted in camera and the minutes of such meetings shall remain confidential.

  • Shaun Miller (Chair)
  • Cameron Anderson 
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura 
  • Deb MacLatchy 
  • Patricia Polischuk
  • Cynthia Sundberg

Non-Board Committee Member

  • Stephen Benjamin
  • Adam Grogan

Investment Oversight Sub-Committee

To advise and assist the Pension Committee and the Finance & Investments Committee in meeting their mandates with respect to governance and fiduciary obligations for oversight of the Pension Plan and other University investments including the Endowment Fund, Sinking Fund, Jarislowsky Fund, Lazaridis Fund and the Balsillie Fund. This mandate includes monitoring investment performance for compliance with relevant investment policy and recommending any changes to the University’s investment policies or managers.

  • Joe Rooney (Chair)
  • Simon Chan
  • Chinyere Eni-McLean
  • Marc Richardson

Non‐Board Sub‐Committee Members

  • Marc Kilgour
  • Bill Muirhead
  • Brian Smith
  • Robin Stanton
  • Rick Vandermey

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee has overall responsibility for the recruitment and evaluation of the membership of the Board of Governors as well as the selection of officers, chairs and membership of the standing committees. The committee has overall responsibility for board education, evaluation of board performance, and the governance structures and practices of the Board.

  • Cynthia Sundberg (Chair)
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura
  • Deb MacLatchy
  • Patricia McLaren
  • Shaun Miller
  • Patricia Polischuk
  • Cynthia Sundberg

Pension Committee

To advise and assist the Board of Governors in meeting its mandate with respect to the university pension plan.

  • Marc Richardson (Chair)
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura
  • Simon Chan
  • Deb MacLatchy
  • Joe Rooney
  • Mark Straub

Non‐Board Committee Members

  • Shelly Baker
  • Azim Essaji
  • Marc Kilgour
  • Connie Palenik
  • Alastair Robertson
  • Kathy Thompson

Board Representatives on Senate

  • Savvas Chamberlain
  • Chinyere Eni-McLean
  • Doug Treleaven

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