Regulation - LGIC

University Board Chair Term Extensions

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 153/22 under the Université de Hearst Act, 2021
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Université de Hearst Act, 2021
Summary of Proposal:
College and university Boards of Governors play an integral role in overseeing the direction and management of postsecondary institutions, helping to ensure that they successfully achieve their mandate and provide students with the education and training they need to be successful in the labour market.

The proposed amendments would enable the term of the Chair of the Board of Governors of Université de Hearst to be extended for a period of two years beyond the current limit of six years. Following the extension, the member would not be eligible for reappointment or re-election to the Board.

This is intended to support effective institutional governance by allowing the Board to retain Chairs with the experience and expertise needed to support Board decision-making. Boards would have additional flexibility to maintain continuity of leadership and ensure an orderly Board Chair transition.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No new direct compliance costs for regulated entities.

The proposed amendments would only impact the administrative processes of the Board of Governors of Université de Hearst.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
October 19, 2023
Comments Due Date:
December 3, 2023
Contact Address:
14th Flr, 315 Front St W, Toronto, ON M7A 0B8