Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 92.73
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Université de Sherbrooke
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Patrice Cordeau
Assistant Vice-President, Sustainable Development
Office of the Vice-President, Administration and Sustainable Development
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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:

The Board of Governors of the Université de Sherbrooke is responsible for ensuring that the university's mission and values are respected. It delegates certain responsibilities to other bodies, in particular the University Executive Committee, the University Council, the Academic Council, and the Research Council. It decides on any situation not provided for in the Statutes. It determines the general orientations and policies of the University concerning its mission. It approves the university's strategic planning and ensures that the risks associated with the university's activities are properly managed. It ensures transparent and complete accountability.

STUDENTS

Students at the Université de Sherbrooke are represented by two associations through which they can exercise their rights and thus participate in the governance of the institution. The first, named Fédération étudiante de l'Université de Sherbrooke (FEUS) [EN: Student Federation of the Université de Sherbrooke], represents undergraduate level students. The second, named Regroupement des étudiants de maîtrise, diplôme et doctorat de l'Université de Sherbrooke (REMDUS) [EN: Master's degree, diploma, and doctoral student group of the Université de Sherbrooke] represents graduate level students.

The representatives of these two associations are elected by the student members during the general assemblies. These representatives have reserved seats at the University Assembly, the Board of Governors, the Academic Council, the Research Council, and the University Council. The University Assembly and the Board of Governors are the two highest governing bodies of the institution. In addition, these student representatives sit on other institutional committees, such as those whose mandates led to the development of the seven sustainable development strategies.

ACADEMIC STAFF

Teaching employees (i.e. lecturers), faculty, and researchers all have respective representations at the University, including:

1. The Syndicat des professeures et professeurs de l'Université de Sherbrooke (SPPUS) [EN: Professors’ Union of the Université de Sherbrooke]
2. The Association des professeurs d'enseignement Clinique de la Faculté de médecine de l'Université de Sherbrooke (APECFMUS) [EN: Clinical Teaching Professors of the Faculty of Medicine’s Association of the Université de Sherbrooke]
3. The Syndicat des chargées et chargés de cours de l'Université de Sherbrooke (SCCCUS) [EN: Lecturers’ Union of the Université de Sherbrooke]

Representatives of each of these three associations/unions are elected by their respective members and have reserved seats at the University Assembly, the Board of Governors, the Academic Council, the Research Council, and the University Council.

NON-ACADEMIC STAFF

Three categories of employees are each represented by their respective associations/unions:

1. The Association du personnel cadre de l'Université de Sherbrooke (APCUS) [EN: Executive Staff Association of the Université de Sherbrooke]
2. The Syndicat des employées et employés de soutien de l'Université de Sherbrooke (SEESUS) [EN: Union of Support Staff of the Université de Sherbrooke]
3. The Association du personnel administratif et professionnel de l'Université de Sherbrooke (APAPUS) [EN: Administrative and Professional Staff Association of the Université de Sherbrooke]

Representatives from each of these associations/unions are elected by their respective members and have reserved seats at the University Assembly, the Board of Governors, the Academic Council, the Research Council, and the University Council.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
21

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
6

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

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:
42.86

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:

The members of the Board of Governors include:

• Nominated by the Alumni Relations Services of the Université de Sherbrooke: Denis Paré
• Nominated by the University Foundation: Lucie Bégin
• People in education organizations or institutions: Marie-France Bélanger (Sherbrooke College) and Michael Goldbloom (Bishop's University)
• Nominated by an organization or institution in the health sector: Robin Marie Coleman
• Designated by the Minister responsible for university education in Quebec: Monique Leroux

Moreover, the direction of the Université de Sherbrooke ensures that the citizens of the region are consulted through several consultation mechanisms. For example, for the Mont-Bellevue Park Nature Reserve, a citizen's committee, called the Alliance, made up of about twenty external members of the institution, gives its recommendation to the University for the management of this territory.

Similarly, when the time comes to establish the master plans for the development of the campuses, consultation sessions are organized in order to gather the visions and recommendations of citizens.


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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