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Board of Governors

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On 31 January 2018, the Council of Administration approved the use of “Board of Governors” instead of “Council of Administration” and “Bureau des gouverneurs” instead of “Conseil d’administration” and this without modifying official documents such as legislative or other legal documents.
The University is incorporating these changes into its website and administrative documents. Notwithstanding, the old title may still appear, especially in official documents. In these cases, the old terminology has the same meaning as the new and should be interpreted as being equivalent.

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The Board of Governors is responsible for the University’s overall governance and management. In practical terms, the Board makes the financial decisions and implements the policies and procedures that the University needs to operate efficiently, in accordance with the educational policies established by the Senate. The Board can strike committees to help it exercise its powers. Governors are appointed by the Superior of the Notre-Dame-du-Cap Province of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in consultation with that organization’s council, on the recommendation of the Rector of the University.

Members 2017–2018

  • Roger Collet, Chair and former Vice-President, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Gilles Séguin, Vice-Chair and Associate, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
  • Denise André, Director of Education and Secretary-Treasurer, Ottawa Catholic School Board
  • Linda Assad-Butcher, Former executive director, Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) at La Cité collégiale
  • Daniel Berniquez, Episcopal vicar
  • Serge Deschênes, Manager, Infrastructure and Environment Policy and Governance, Department of National Defence
  • Michel Drapeau, Lawyer and public notary, Michel Drapeau Law Office, and professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
  • Eugene King, OMI
  • Yelu Mulop, Health and Wellness Manager, Chartwell Retirement Residences
  • David Perrin, Professor, St. Jerome’s University
  • Chantal Beauvais, Rector
  • Jean-Marc Barrette, Vice-Rector, Academic and Research
  • Normand Beaulieu, Vice-Rector, Administration
  • Robert Dixon, Secretary General
  • Marie-Michèle Laferrière, Executive Director, Foundation for the Study of Processes of Government in Canada (Forum for Young Canadians)

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