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Updated as of April 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)
  • Ryan Brejak
  • Deniza Januzi
  • Paul Kwasnik
  • Scott Lyons
  • Deb MacLatchy
  • Patricia McLaren
  • Shaun Miller
  • Jim Phillips 
  • Patricia Polischuk
  • Stephanie Ratza
  • Jillian Swartz

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.

  • Stephanie Ratza (Chair)
  • Ryan Brejak
  • Pam Bryden
  • Sharline Doss
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura
  • Kristine Lund
  • Scott Lyons
  • Shaun Miller
  • Mark Straub

Non‐Board Committee Member

  • Lynn Oldfield
  • Paul Elliot

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)
  • Sharline Doss
  • Leanne Hall
  • 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 - to be approved by the Board of Governors April 22, 2021*

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.

Buildings & Property Committee Membership: 

  • Paul Kwasnik (Chair)
  • Cameron Anderson 
  • Mitchell Bergin
  • Mary-Louise Byrne
  • Ryan Brejak
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura
  • Scott Lyons
  • Deb MacLatchy

Finance & Investments Committee Membership: 

  • Jim Phillips (Chair)
  • Ryan Brejak
  • Savvas Chamberlain
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura
  • Deniza Januzi
  • Deb MacLatchy
  • David Monod
  • Mark Richardson
  • Ken Seiling
  • Mark Straub

Non‐Board Committee Member

  • Tom Berczi

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
  • Kathie Cameron
  • Sharline Doss
  • Leanne Hall
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura
  • Pegah Jamalof
  • Deb MacLatchy
  • Cynthia Sundberg

Non‐Board Committee Member

  • 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 
  • Cynthia Sundberg
  • TBC

Non-Board Committee Member

  • 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)
  • Cameron Anderson
  • Marc Richardson
  • TBD

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.

  • Jillian Swartz (Chair)
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura
  • Deb MacLatchy
  • Patricia McLaren
  • Patricia Polischuk
  • Stephanie Ratza
  • Cynthia Sundberg

Pension Committee

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

  • Jim Phillips (Chair)
  • Lynda Hawton Kitamura
  • Paul Kwasnik
  • Deb MacLatchy
  • Marc Richardson
  • Joe Rooney

Non‐Board Committee Members

  • Shelly Baker
  • Marc Kilgour
  • William McNally
  • Connie Palenik
  • Alastair Robertson
  • Kathy Thompson

Board Representatives on Senate

  • Savvas Chamberlain
  • Mark Straub
  • TBD

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