New Board Chair Search

The Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education, has launched the search for the next Chair of The University of Alberta Board of Governors. For further details and information on how to apply for the position, please see the reference to the posted advertisement (Job ID: 1032235). (please use internet explorer to access the advertisement).

For further information about the position profile for the Chair, please see the information on the position profile.

For questions, please contact Marion Haggarty-France, University Secretary at 780-492-1745, or


University Governance

Governance is the processes and practices through which an entity organizes itself to achieve its mandate. It is concerned with the structures and procedures for decision-making, accountability, control and codes of conduct. It is expressed through legislation, policies and by-laws, and informal norms. The goal of effective governance is a robust organization that achieves peak performance and is accountable to the people it serves.

The University of Alberta governs itself with a bi-cameral governance structure, as set out in the Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act. The Board of Governors has authority for business governance and the General Faculties Council (GFC) has authority for academic governance.

While senior authority rests with the Board of Governors, the Board and GFC conduct their affairs effectively, respecting jurisdictional borders, capitalizing on shared interests, balancing and sharing authority, within a civil and productive relationship based upon a mutual desire to serve the greater good of the institution.  More...

New Acting Board Chair of the University of Alberta!
More Details . . . 
Dean Selection Committees Elections Underway!
Election of Academic Staff to Dean Selection Committees
(Faculties of Pharmacy/PharmSc and Engineering)
Deadline: Friday, October 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Noon)
Are you a Student or Staff Member interested to serve in academic and judiciary governance? The GFC Nominating Committee invites to you to view the 2015-2016 Committee Vacancies  

Governance Meeting Schedules

All Meeting Schedules are subject to change.  Please check regularly for updates.

Statutory Deans' Council

Board of Governors - 2015-2016 (new)

General Faculties Council - 2015-2016 (new)

All Meeting Listings in Alpha & Chrono Views

Governance Calendars
(in Google)

Board of Governors Operational Calendar

General Faculties Council Operational Calendar

Governance 101

Next Session:  Monday, February 8, 2016
12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm
Council Chamber (Room 2-100 CC)
2nd Floor, University Hall                                                 

If you would like to register for this session, please register here.