The Carleton Board of Governors met remotely on June 9, 2022. Minutes from the meeting will be posted on the Board of Governor’s website once available. The following are the highlights from the meeting:

Board approves revised Sexual Violence Policy

Following a full year of extensive consultation and review, the Board of Governors approved Carleton’s revised Sexual Violence Policy, as presented. The updated policy responds to a number of issues that surfaced throughout the consultation process. The Board also received an annual report on sexual violence and an update on the implementation of Carleton’s sexual violence education, prevention and response strategy Honoring Each Other: A Blueprint for Building Cultures of Consent on Campus, Together.

Student Mental Health Framework 2022-2026

The Board received the final version of the Student Mental Health Framework 2022-2026, the result of a year-long consultation process with the Carleton community. The new Framework provides 30 recommendations and strives to promote a more holistic and intersectional approach to student mental health and wellness by coordinating programs, services, and initiatives to build skills and foster resilience. Implementation of the recommendations is underway.

Kinàmàgawin ‘Learning Together’ Progress Report

The Kinamagwin ‘Learning Together’ Progress Report, developed by Carleton University’s Strategic Indigenous Initiatives Committee, was also shared with the Board.

The report provided a comprehensive overview of the Carleton’s work towards implementing strategies in support of the project’s 41 Calls to Action.

Read the full report and learn how momentum continues to be gained through the numerous initiatives undertaken by faculty, staff, and students across campus.

Shaping the Digital Future

The Board received a presentation on Carleton’s draft inaugural digital strategy, Shaping the Digital Future. Guided by objectives outlined in the Strategic Integrated Plan (SIP), the updated framework outlines five guiding principles to support the growth of Carleton’s digital culture and includes a cross-cutting Digital Roadmap to assist and accelerate the three key directions of the SIP. The strategy allows Carleton to assert its position as a recognized leader in organizational excellence, laying the foundation for a thriving digital culture that will enable digital evolution.

A year in review

In his final meeting as Chair, Dan Fortin expressed his thanks to the Board, senior executive team, and everyone who had a hand in making his term as Chair a positive and rewarding experience. Dan now looks forward to his new role as Past Chair where he will continue to be an active member of the Board. See all of the Board of Governors’ highlights of the 2021/22 academic year in the Chair’s Annual Report.

President’s Report

President Bacon shared his 2022 President’s Report which attempts to capture the highlights of another successful year for Carleton.

Governor Spotlight: Greg Farrell, incoming Board Chair

Greg Farrell is a community-at-large member, who has been an integral part of Carleton’s governance, since joining the Board in 2017. Greg became Vice-Chair in 2021 and will become Chair of the Board commencing July 1, 2022. Learn more about Greg.

Incoming Governors

The Carleton Board of Governors welcomed 10 new members. Visit their profiles to learn more:

Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Board year is October 4, 2022.

Open session meeting materials are posted a week in advance of each meeting. More information on items approved and minutes from previous meetings are available on the Board of Governors website.


Dan Fortin

Chair, Carleton University Board of Governors