Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Leanne Shewchuk
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Manitoba
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Leanne Shewchuk
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Do the institution’s students have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a student council)? :
Yes

Do the institution’s students have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

The University of Manitoba has a representative body for undergraduate students with the University of Manitoba Students’ Union.
https://umsu.ca/

The University of Manitoba has a representative body for graduate students with the University of Manitoba’s Graduate Student Association.
http://www.umgsa.org/

Three student representatives are appointed to the University of Manitoba’s highest governing body, the Board of Governors, by the University of Manitoba Students’ Union. Details on the Board of Governors can be found here:
http://umanitoba.ca/admin/governance/bog/index.html

A minimum of three student representatives must be part of the University of Manitoba’s Board of Governors stated by provincial legislation in the University of Manitoba Act – Section 8 (Membership of the Board). Students also represent important roles in sub-committees of the Board of Governors.
http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/u060e.php
http://umanitoba.ca/admin/governance/governing_documents/governance/committees/index.html

The University of Manitoba’s Senate includes the Chancellor, the President and the Vice-Presidents of the University, Deans of Faculties, Directors of Schools, Faculty members and support staff elected by Faculty and School Councils, students elected by the students and representatives of the Board of Governors and the Alumni Association.
http://umanitoba.ca/admin/governance/senate/

The University of Manitoba employees have several opportunities to participate in the University’s governance bodies including being elected by peers (staff and faculty) to the Board of Governors. According to the University of Manitoba Act in section 16(1). The staff representatives on the University of Manitoba’s Board of Governors are full members of the Board and participate at all levels of governance and decision-making conducted by the board. These include establishing/maintaining/abolishing/changing colleges, establish/abolish/change lectureships, bursaries, fellowships and prizes, buy/receive/sell/mortgage/lease real and personal property, university construction plans, appoint the president/vice-president/deans/directors etc., set all fees and charges set to the University, ensure investments of University money, make regulations on parking, exercise disciplinary jurisdiction over students and provide contacts with other organizations.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s non-supervisory staff members have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which staff are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

The University of Manitoba’s has adopted a framework for a representative body for staff members through the Staff Relations department, which includes different unions representing the University of Manitoba’s support staff employees.
http://umanitoba.ca/admin/human_resources/staff_relations/bargaining/index.html

Staff participation: The University of Manitoba employees have several opportunities to participate in the University’s governance bodies including being elected by peers (staff and faculty) to the Board of Governors. According to the University of Manitoba Act in section 16(2). The staff representatives on the University of Manitoba’s Board of Governors are full members of the Board and participate at all levels of governance and decision-making conducted by the board. These include establishing/maintaining/abolishing/changing colleges, establish/abolish/change lectureships, bursaries, fellowships and prizes, buy/receive/sell/mortgage/lease real and personal property, university construction plans, appoint the president/vice-president/deans/directors etc., set all fees and charges set to the University, ensure investments of University money, make regulations on parking, exercise disciplinary jurisdiction over students and provide contacts with other organizations.


Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body? :
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which teaching and research faculty are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

The University of Manitoba’s has adopted a framework for a representative body for faculty members through the University of Manitoba Faculty Association.

http://www.umfa.ca/

The University of Manitoba’s Senate includes the Chancellor, the President and the Vice-Presidents of the University, Deans of Faculties, Directors of Schools, Faculty members and support staff elected by Faculty and School Councils, students elected by the students and representatives of the Board of Governors and the Alumni Association.
http://umanitoba.ca/admin/governance/senate/

The faculty representatives on the University of Manitoba’s Board of Governors are full members of the Board and participate at all levels of governance and decision-making conducted by the board. These include establishing/maintaining/abolishing/changing colleges, establish/abolish/change lectureships, bursaries, fellowships and prizes, buy/receive/sell/mortgage/lease real and personal property, university construction plans, appoint the president/vice-president/deans/directors etc., set all fees and charges set to the University, ensure investments of University money, make regulations on parking, exercise disciplinary jurisdiction over students and provide contacts with other organizations.


Does the institution have written policies and procedures to identify and engage external stakeholders (i.e. local residents) in land use planning, capital investment projects, and other institutional decisions that affect the community?:
Yes

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:

The University of Manitoba's Government and Community Engagement policies include "Our mandate is to develop and further the University's relationships with the three levels of government and to promote to governments and the community the University's perspectives, positions and priorities."
http://umanitoba.ca/admin/vp_external/government_community/mission.html


Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which community members representing the interests of the following stakeholder groups can regularly participate in institutional governance?:
Yes or No
Local government and/or educational organizations Yes
Private sector organizations Yes
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which external stakeholders are engaged in institutional governance (including information about each stakeholder group selected above):

The Board of Governors consists of 23 members: the Chancellor, the President, 12 members appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, three members elected by the University alumni, three members elected by the Senate of the University, and three members appointed by the University of Manitoba Students' Union. The members include members of local government, civil society, and organizations.


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