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Update: our campuses will reopen at 4 p.m. and access to buildings and studios will resume.  

Governance

Governance Sections

NSCAD University is a public institution governed in accordance with the University Act of Nova Scotia. It operates with a bicameral governance system, with two senior governance bodies: a duly constituted Board of Governors and a Senate, both of which include representation from faculty, staff, administration, and students.

Click here for NSCAD University’s Board bylaws.

CONTACT

902-494-8114 telephone

governance@nscad.ca

NSCAD Standing Committees

ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE
The Advancement Committee supports the NSCAD Board of Governors’’ stewardship responsibilities relating to strategic planning and advancement, and provides active leadership in support of the Advancement Office’s efforts in such areas as fundraising and friend-raising.

AUDIT AND RISK OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Committee supports the NSCAD Board of Governors in the fulfillment of its stewardship responsibilities in the following areas: financial oversight, risk oversight and monitoring the integrity of internal controls and management information systems.

FINANCIAL AND PHYSICAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
The Financial and Physical Resources Committee supports the NSCAD Board of Governors in the fulfillment of its stewardship responsibilities in the following areas: oversight of NSCAD’s financial planning and policy framework including multi-year financial plans and annual budgets; monitoring NSCAD’s ongoing financial performance and needs; oversight of NSCAD’s investments; and oversight of NSCAD’s short and long-term plans for its physical facilities.

GOVERNANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
The Governance and Human Resources Committee supports the NSCAD Board of Governors in its efforts to continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its governance of NSCAD and in the oversight of NSCAD’s management of its human resources.

"Prelude" by graduate student Brigitta Zhao pictured in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatrer on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois on March 31, 2021. (Jay Grabiec)

NSCAD Ad Hoc Committees

PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE

The Presidential Search Committee is responsible for conducting the search for NSCAD University’s president, and for carefully evaluating and recommending the most suitable candidate to the Board of Governors.

For more information on the current search, click here.

Board of Governors

To learn more about our Board members,
including our life governors, click here.

Senate

To learn more about Senate,
including its members, click here.

Meeting Schedule

Advancement Committee

  • August 31, 2023
  • November 23, 2023
  • February 22, 2024
  • May 23, 2024

Financial and Physical
Resources Committee

  • August 29, 2023
  • November 21, 2023
  • February 20, 2024
  • May 21, 2024

Audit and Risk Oversight Committee

  • September 14, 2023
  • December 7, 2023
  • March 7, 2024
  • June 6, 2024

Governance and Human
Resources Committee

  • September 7, 2023
  • November 30, 2023
  • February 29, 2024
  • May 30, 2024

Board of Governors

  • September 21, 2023
  • December 14, 2023
  • March 14, 2024
  • June 20, 2024

Senate

  • November 27, 2023
  • December 18, 2023
  • January 8, 2024
  • January 29, 2024
  • February 26, 2024
  • March 18, 2024
  • April 8, 2024
  • April 29, 2024

NSCAD Board of Governors - Meeting Minutes