To: Members of the Administrative Staff
From: Anwar Kazimi, Chief Returning Officer
Date: December 7, 2012
Subject: Administrative Staff Seat on Governing Council - Upcoming 2013 Call for Nominations
One administrative staff seat on the Governing Council will be vacated as of July 1, 2013, and nominations for election to that seat will be accepted between Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 12:00 noon and Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Nomination forms will be available as of January 8th at http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/Governing_Council/elections.htm and from the Office of the Governing Council, Room 106, Simcoe Hall. All eligible members of the administrative staff are encouraged to apply.
Governing Council, the senior governing body of the University of Toronto, is responsible for overseeing the University’s strategic direction, finances, human resources, capital expenditures and infrastructure, academic quality, and the student experience. The Council is composed of members from across the University community. Two of the representatives on the Council are administrative staff members who are elected by their peers to serve a three-year term (July 1 to June 30).
Please share this information with your colleagues and encourage them to consider running as a candidate in the upcoming election. Prospective candidates are advised to review the Elections Guidelines, 2013, which are subject to approval by the Governing Council on December 13, 2012, available at: http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/Assets/Governing+Council+Digital+Assets/Elections/2013+Elections/m1118.pdf. These Guidelines provide important information regarding election procedures, nominator and nominee eligibility requirements, campaign principles, allowable campaign expenses, etc.
Comprehensive information about the Governing Council is available at http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/Page4.aspx
Please note that the University of Toronto Act, 1971 requires that members of the Governing Council be Canadian citizens.
Information on elections for seats on the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Campus Councils and their Standing Committees is available at:
UTM - http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/Assets/Governing+Council+Digital+Assets/Boards+and+Committees/Campus+Councils/UTM+Campus+Councils/UTMCCI2012.pdf
Additional information about serving on the Governing Council may be obtained by contacting the Chief Returning Office, Mr. Anwar Kazimi (416-978-8427; firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Deputy Returning Officer, Ms Mae-Yu Tan (416-978-8794; email@example.com).