Office of the President

Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor

Governance

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the senior governing body at Simon Fraser University constituted under the University Act. The overall responsibility for the business of the University (property, revenue and policies) is vested in the Board. (The academic governance of the University is vested in the Senate).

The Board has 15 members including the Chancellor, the President, 2 elected faculty members, 2 elected students, 1 elected staff member, and 8 individuals appointed by the Government of the Province of British Columbia.

The Board meets six times a year on Thursday afternoons. The Open Session portions of the meetings are open to the public.

Information about the Board and its committees can be found at the Board web site.

If you have any questions about the Board and its work, please call 778.782.4644.

Senate

Senate is the senior academic governing body at Simon Fraser University constituted under the University Act. The responsibilities of Senate include the approval of degree programmes and the granting of degrees.

Senate has 60 members including the Chancellor, the President, 3 Vice-Presidents, the Faculty Deans, the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Dean of Continuing Studies, the University Librarian, 26 elected faculty members, 13 elected students, 4 individuals elected by Convocation, and 4 individuals appointed by the Government of the Province of British Columbia.

Senate meets monthly on Monday evenings (or late afternoons). The Open Session portions of the meetings are open to the public.

Information about Senate and its committees can be found at the Senate web site.

If you have any questions about Senate and its work, please call 778.782.3168.