Carleton’s Deputy Minister Champion Welcomed

Carleton’s Champion Yazmine Laroche, Deputy Minister, Public Service Accessibility, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, presented to the Board on her connection to Carleton and her role as the DM Champion for the university. Deputy Minister Laroche also discussed her role in government, its relationship with Carleton as a prospective employer for new graduates as well as the development of new legislation on accessibility, acknowledging the leading role Carleton, especially the Paul Menton Centre, has played historically in the advancement of disability rights.

Revised Sexual Violence Policy Approved

After thoughtful and engaged deliberations, the Board approved the revised Sexual Violence Policy. The revised policy incorporates feedback from an extensive nine month consultation period which included meetings, design-thinking workshops and online submissions from Carleton students, staff, faculty, unions and associations. The Board also listened to a presentation from the Graduate Student Association (GSA) Consent Culture Committee and CUPE 4600 Women’s Caucus on their recent open letter. The Board thanks all members of the community for their feedback during the policy review and looks forward to the launch of the broader campus sexual violence strategy.

Board Approves Balanced Operating Budget

The Board approved a balanced Operating Budget for 2019/20 with total revenue and expenses of $489.1M. The budget shows a $15.5M reduction due to the mandated 10 per cent domestic tuition reduction, partially offset by slight enrolment growth.

Student Association Fees Approved

The Board approved the 2019/20 Student Association fees, including the opportunity for students to opt-out of some fees as mandated by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. All fees presented for 2019/20 were existing fees and are in effect as of Sept. 1, 2019.

President’s Report

President Bacon provided an update on recent activities and accomplishments that have taken place throughout the university since the March Board meeting. You can access the full report on the President’s website.

Convocation to Feature Chancellor Installation

Spring convocation commences June 10 with a special ceremony that will include the installation of Carleton’s new Chancellor, Yaprak Baltacıoğlu. On June 11, we will also be presenting the Board Award for Outstanding Community Achievement to Frohan Foroutan. The Board looks forward to attending these ceremonies and witnessing the excitement and pride of our graduating students.

Next Meeting

The next Board of Governors meeting is June 27, 2019, which will be the last meeting of the academic year.

More information on the items approved as well as minutes from previous meetings can be found on the Board of Governors website.


Nik Nanos
Chair, Carleton University Board of Governors

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