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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 Board of Governors in accordance with a delegation of authority 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 to the Board of Governors.

Members 2021-2022

  • Marie-Michèle Laferrière, Chair of the Board of Governors (CECCE)
  • Marc Tassé, MBA, CPA, CA, Vice-President
  • Chantal Beauvais, Rector
  • Jean-Marc Barrette, Vice-Rector, Academic and Research
  • Bonnie MacLellan, General superior, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie
  • Daryold Winkler, Pastor St. Basil’s Parish Ottawa et member of M’Chigeeng First Nation
  • Normand Beaulieu, Vice-Rector, Administration
  • Soukaina Boutiyeb, President AFCO Ottawa
  • Andrzej Jastrzebski, o.m.i.
  • Michael McLellan, Interim Secretary General
  • Marie-Josée Martel, retired from Public Service
  • Margaret Moriarty, retired professor, University of Ottawa
  • David Perrin, Professor, St. Jerome’s University
  • Francis Reardon, Retired professor, University of Ottawa
  • Gordon Rixon, Canadian Theological Society, Member of Executive and Treasurer and Elected Vice-Chair Academic Council, Regis College
  • Darlene Upton – Vice-President of Parks Canada
  • Eric-Daniel Hunt, Student body representative
  • Jérémie Leblanc,  Support staff representative
  • Julie Paquette, Faculty representative