Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 Christie Nairn
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 University of Manitoba Board of Governors is responsible for overseeing the administrative and business affairs of the University. Some powers of the board include,
- establish/maintain/abolish/change colleges, schools, institutes, faculties, departments,
- decide what building construction is necessary for University purposes
- set all fees and charges to be paid to the University
- establish budget policies
- establish/abolish/change lectureships, bursaries, fellowships, and prizes
and many others.

In addition to the board of governors, the University has a senior academic governing body, the Senate, which oversees matters of academic nature and can make recommendations on certain matters to the Board of Governors.
Students can also participate in governance through the University of Manitoba Student’s Union (UMSU) as well as the University of Manitoba Graduate Student’s Union (GSA), members of which are elected to the Board of Governors as well as the Senate.

Teachers, researchers, and librarians participate through the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA), which also has representatives on the Board of Governors and Senate. Non-academic staff are represented at the Board of Governors by a Support Staff Assessor, as elected by support staff.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
24

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

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
4

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:
14

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
58.33

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?:
No

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:
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Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
4

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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