From the Board of Governors meeting of May 12, 2016
NSCAD University’s Board of Governors approved the recommendation of SUNSCAD to appoint Jessica MacDonald and Julie Nicholson as the new SUNSCAD representatives to the NSCAD Board of Governors. The
appointment will be effective from May, 2016 to May 2017.
past few weeks NSCAD celebrated student achievement in style and
tradition with outstanding exhibitions, pop-up shops, events, awards,
graduation shows, the catalogue launch and convocation. On April 29,
the Class of 2016 (136 students) successfully graduated and were
welcomed to the NSCAD Alumni family. It was a time of pride in all that
we believe in and collectively accomplish, a time of celebration with
family, friends and supporters from near and far. Every event was met
with accolades and joy.
submitted a very robust and impressive application package to the
Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF). NSCAD’s SIF
proposal was submitted on time (May 8, 2016) and with the Board of
Governors' unanimous approval-in-principle.
is small and mighty, nimble and fleet-a-foot. Through the April – May,
2016 timeline for the SIF submission there were multiple competing
priorities at NSCAD and in the PSE sector. At this very time something
quite remarkable happened: the complete alignment of NSCAD’s planning
documents and tools: The Strategic Framework,NSCAD Academic Plan: Towards 2020 and Strategic Research Plan.
Board of Governors approved a recommendation from Governance and Human
Resources Committee that the NSCAD Board of Governors Code of Conduct be
amended. The Code of Conduct was amended to ensure the rights of
faculty under the collective areements and academic freedom. The Board
agreed it was important to keep the Board unified around language in the
Code of Conduct.
President attended the School of the Art Institute Chicago (SAIC) 150th
Anniversary Gala and fundraiser also celebrating and honouring
President Walter Massey as he retires from SAIC. The event was held in
the Modern wing (designed by architect Renzo Piano) of the Art Institute
Chicago on May 6, 2016. The Art Institute and SAIC is an example of two
institutions collaborating under one entity. The visit included meeting
with the Art Institute Chicago COO, David Thurm, SAIC Vice Provost,
Paul Coffey and SAIC VP Operations, Tom Buechele.
The next meeting of the Board of Governors is June 23, 2016.