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Board Briefs

From the Board of Governors meeting of June 25, 2015

Enterprise Risk Management Project

The Board received an update from Grant Thornton on the Enterprise Risk Management project (ERM). The Board will be responsible for the management of the top 10 risks identified in the report.

Next steps will include Grant Thornton meeting with management to assign the appropriate risk owners and conducting training sessions on the use and application of the ERM framework. Grant Thornton and management to develop the risk report and expected outcomes of the reports.

Grant Thornton will be reporting back to the Board of Governors in September to provide an update on the project.

Policy Approval

The Board of Governors approved a number of policies at their meeting: Safe Disclosure, Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest, Risk Assessment Protocol – International Travel, Social Media and Acceptable Use. The NSCAD community will be apprised of these policies.


The food bank has been refurbished! There is newer shelving, deliveries every week and a registry system to track students using the bank.

Campus tours will start the beginning of September with the orientation presentation taking place on September 4th at the Port Campus.

Next meeting

The next meeting of the NSCAD Board of Governors is scheduled for September 17, 2015.


2015/16 Meetings Schedule

Agendas are set and circulated seven days prior to each meeting.

To advance an issue to the Board or address the Board, please contact Kathy Connor, Executive Assistant Governance at kconnor@nscad.ca or 494-8168. Items must be received for consideration a minimum of 10 days prior to the meeting date.


Board of Governors


September 17, 2015

AGM - September 24, 2015

October 22, 2015

November 26, 2015

January 28, 2016

February 25, 2016

March 31, 2016

April 28, 2016

May 26, 2016

June 23, 2016



Governance & Human Resources Committee


September 9, 2015

November 17, 2015

January 14, 2016

March 22, 2016

May 10, 2016

June 14, 2016


Advancement Committee


September 2, 2015

October 28, 2016

January 20, 2016

March 2, 2016

April 20, 2016

June 8, 2016


Financial & Physical Resources Committee


August 27, 2015

November 5, 2015

February 4, 2016

March 3, 2016

April 7, 2016

May 12, 2016


Audit & Risk Management Committee


September 1, 2015

October 7, 2015

December 2, 2015

February 10, 2016

April 5, 2016

June 15, 2016

  All Committees may schedule special meetings as needed.

Board News


Board Briefs June 25 2015

Board Briefs May 2015

Board Briefs April 2015

Board Briefs January 2015

Board Briefs November 2014

Board Briefs October 2014

AGM 2014 Review and Reports


Charting a Path Forward

Margaret and David Fountain give $3 million to NSCAD

NSCAD names new President

Board briefs September 2014

Board briefs April 2014

Board briefs  March 2014

Board briefs  February 2014

                       For news items prior to 2014, please go to our Archives

Contact Information

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We are pleased to present NSCAD University’s 2013–2014 Annual Report. The rich texture images throughout the report are inspired by the stirring words made by Margaret Fountain in announcing a $3 million gift for the school. This announcement lifts all of us at NSCAD as we move forward with optimism and pride, having made tremendous strides in just a few years. Read on for the details.