Annual General Meeting

On September 25, 2014 the Board of Governors held their Annual General Meeting. The meeting was well attended by Governors, Honourary and Life Governors, and guests. A full report will be posted in the coming days.

Board Briefs

From the NSCAD Board of Governors meeting of September 25, 2014.

Talking Cents

Consultations are underway to collect suggestions and concepts in relation to the recent gift from Margaret and David Fountain. The Board approved some initial expenditures to begin before the consultation process is complete, based on need and consensus from those conversations already undertaken. These items include fire safety, signage, exterior upgrades (cosmetic and energy efficiency), and boiler control. The balance of the donation will not be allocated until the Academic Research Committee has delivered its brief of principles for the design of space to enhance the student experience.

Hello and Goodbye
Through the adoption of the Nomination Recommendation Report, the Board accepted the nominations of Louise-Anne Comeau, Matthew McLellan and Alan MacPherson as Governors. These nominations were accepted at the Annual General Meeting. Also joining as Governors are Mathew Reichertz and Jane Milton as Faculty representatives. Departures include RB Dimitrieff, Michael Donovan, Richard Emberley and Jim Mills, as well as Rudi Meyer and Marylin McKay as Faculty Representatives. The Board is grateful for the dedicated service of these members.

Awards pay off
The Starfish Student Art Awards have garnered proceeds to offer additional scholarships for the coming years. These will be delivered across several semesters, and include entrance scholarships specifically for Masters students. Students should contact Student Services to avail themselves of these new scholarship opportunities.

Appointments Approved
The Board is pleased to announce the promotion of Rory MacDonald to Associate Professor and the appointments of Bryan Maycock, John Christie and Gord Morrison as Research Fellows. Congratulations to all. Two submissions for Canada Research Chair were also presented to the Board – the Governors wish Kim Morgan and Jamie Allen well as they seek these appointments.


2014/15 Meetings Schedule

Agendas are set and circulated 7 days prior to each meeting.

To advance an issue to the Board or address the Board, please contact Andrea Murray, Executive Assistant Governance at amurray@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 25, 2014

Annual General Meeting

October 23, 2014

November 27, 2014

January 15, 2015

March 26, 2015

April 23, 2015

May 28, 2015

June 25, 2015



Governance & Human Resources Committee


October 9, 2014

February 11, 2015

April 2, 2015

June 3, 2015

August, 2015 (TBC)


 Advancement Committee


September 17, 2014

November 4, 2014 

February 4, 2015

April 15, 2015

June 17, 2015


Financial & Physical Resources Committee


October 28, 2014

February 24, 2015

March 31, 2015

June 18, 2015

August 2015 (TBC)


 Audit & Risk Management Committee


September 10, 2014

November 12, 2014

March 4, 2015

April 8, 2015

June 10, 2015

  All Committees may schedule special meetings as needed.

 Board News


Board briefs September 2014

Charting a Path Forward

Margaret and David Fountain give $3 million to NSCAD

NSCAD names new President

Board briefs April 2014

Board briefs  March 2014

Board briefs  February 2014


Welcome to New Board Members Sept 2013

Dr. O'Brien stays as NSCAD President

Board briefs  May 2013

Board briefs  March 2013

The NSCAD response February 2013

Board briefs February 2013

                       For news items prior to 2013, please go to our Archives
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