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 to reach 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.

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.

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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 19, 2021
  • October 7, 2021
  • December 2, 2021
  • February 24, 2022
  • April 7, 2022
  • May 12, 2022

Financial and Physical
Resources Committee

  • August 26, 2021
  • October 14, 2021
  • January 20, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • April 19, 2022
  • June 2, 2022

Audit and Risk Oversight Committee

  • September 2, 2021
  • November 4, 2021
  • January 25, 2022
  • March 10, 2022
  • April 14, 2022
  • June 14, 2022

Governance and Human
Resources Committee

  • September 9, 2021
  • October 28, 2021
  • January 13, 2022
  • March 3, 2022
  • April 21, 2022
  • May 26, 2022

Board of Governors

  • September 23, 2021
  • November 25, 2021
  • February 10, 2022
  • March 24, 2022
  • May 5, 2022
  • June 23, 2022
  • September 22, 2022

Senate

  • January 24, 2022
  • February 14, 2022
  • March 14, 2022
  • April 25, 2022
  • May 16, 2022

NSCAD Board of Governors - Meeting Minutes