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Board Briefs

From the NSCAD Board of Governors meeting of November 27, 2014.

Extending Understanding

The Governors were pleased to receive a presentation regarding NSCAD's School of Extended Studies, giving insight and details into the operation and contribution of this department. There is much to celebrate from Extended S many exciting new opportunities to pursue.

The Season of Giving
The University Relations report gave the Governors some good news about the NSCAD Annual Fund. Donations are proceeding well, and early numbers show that targets should be reached. There's still a lot of work to do, though, and your donation could make all the difference. To donate to the NSCAD Annual Fund, go to www.nscad.ca/home and follow the links. The focus of this year's fund is Enhancing the Student Experience.

Retreat to Move Forward
The recent Blue Sky Thinking retreat was an opportunity for Governors to focus on a vision for the longer term future. The Governors were very excited about the draft 'laser-focused' strategic plan that was presented. A final draft of the Strategic Plan will be presented to Academic Council and Faculty Forum on January 12th, and to the Board of Governors on January 15th.

The Daily Grind
Reports were received from all four Standing Committees, detailing the ongoing work of the Board. Some highlights include oversight of the upcoming budget, beginning consultation for the Enterprise Risk Management project, planning a donor/sponsor recognition event , and navigating human resource issues.


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 18, 2014

March 4, 2015

April 8, 2015

June 10, 2015

  All Committees may schedule special meetings as needed.

 Board News


Board Briefs November 2014

Board Briefs October 2014

AGM 2014 Review and Reports

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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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.