Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.07
Liaison Akrivi Papadaki
Submission Date April 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Brown College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jenika Wong
Project Coordinator
Strategy and Planning
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

Updated July 10, 2020:
Board of Governors (highest governing body)
The College's Board of Governors includes twelve external Governors of which four shall be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) and eight of whom shall be appointed by the members of the Board holding office at the time of the appointment. It also includes one student, one Academic Staff Employee, one Administrative Staff Employee and one Support Staff Employee, each of whom shall be elected in accordance with the policy and procedures established by the Board of Governors. The President of the College is an ex-officio.

College Council: College Council represents the entire college community and includes representatives from faculty and non-academic staff, including administrative staff, support staff and students. The mandate of the council is to represent the college community in providing timely feedback to the President on issues that are of college-wide significance.
The focus of College Council is to:
Provide timely advice to the President on policies and practices that are of college­ wide significance and related to the college's stated strategic priorities.
communicate regularly with the college community, bringing issues forward for Council to consider and reporting back on the work of Council.
In fulfilling these responsibilities, College Council establishes annual goals aligned with the college's strategic priorities as determined by the Board of Governors and the Senior Management Committee.

Specific to student governance: Official George Brown College Student Association (https://www.studentassociation.ca/). Students are elected to the Association and represent the interests of all GBC students.

Specific to academic staff governance: Academic Management Committee represents the interests of academic staff on strategic issues. This committee includes the Deans and leaders of Integrated Areas that report to the Vice President Academic.

Specific to non-academic staff governance: OPSEU Local 557 is the local union representing part-time and full-time support staff (non-academic staff) at George Brown College. Members pay a due and representatives are elected. The Union engages in regular negotiations to represent the interests of its members and to protect their rights. Please see http://www.local557.ca/ for more information.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
16

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
9

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
56.25

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

Updated Sept 29 2020:

Through the Community Partnerships Office, George Brown College consults with community stakeholders in the development of new projects and initiatives on a continual basis.  Consultation is often needed to ensure George Brown is creating and delivering special/non-traditional programs that will meet the surrounding community needs. i.e. programming for under-represented groups, skills-training for the un/under employed.  We also work with local community agencies to create educational pathways into the College for ‘hard-to-reach’ populations.  This may include collaboratively working with organizations to market and recruit for our special programs and leveraging their community supports (food, housing, counselling) to ensure community members are academically successful at George Brown. The community organizations we work with include Woodgreen Community Services, Dixon Hall, Labour Education Centre, Regent Park Centre of Learning & Development and Skills for Change.


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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