Board of Governors, May 27, 1999 - APPENDIX III
Recommended: That the Board of Governors of the University advise the Principal and Board of Huron College that the University has no objection tot he College adopting the name "The University of Huron College" through an amendment to its Act, on the understanding that Huron College/The University of Huron College will not seek to acquire the power to grant degrees.
In 1996, the Principal of Huron College advised that the College wished to adopt the name "University of Huron College" to distinguish itself from Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. It was the view of the Huron College Board at that time that this change would raise the College's profile, particularly in the recruitment of students overseas and in its other international initiatives where potential students and organizations outside the Province of Ontario assume that Huron College does not hold university status.
In May 1996, the Board of Governors of the University approved a recommendation of the Coordinating Committee to the affect that the University had "no objection to the College adopting the name University of Huron College in its communication materials on the understanding that Huron College [would] not seek to acquire the power to grant degrees." At that time, the Board was advised that the change in name was a communications initiative and that it was not envisaged that it would have any effect on the Huron College Act or on the Affiliation Agreement between Huron College and The University of Western Ontario.
In 1999, the Principal of Huron College, Dr. David Bevan, advised the University that a task force had been working on revisions to the Huron College Act on the advice of legal counsel that using the name "University of Huron College" in its communications might render the College liable under the Degree Granting Act and that a Private Member's Bill through the legislature of Ontario was the only proper course to be taken.
Attached as Annex 1 is the draft of The University of Huron College Act and a covering letter from Dr. Bevan, seeking advice from the University about the proposed change of name to The University of Huron College through an amendment to the College's Act and reasserting the College's commitment to the Affiliation Agreement and to its relationship with the University of Western Ontario.
Board of Directors, Robarts Research Institute
Dr. Carol Herbert, Dean-Elect of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, has been nominated to replace Dr. R.Y. McMurtry on the RRI Board, effective September 1, 1999. The position will remain vacant during July and August 1999. Dr. Bill Bridger and Dr. Robert Colcleugh are the other two University representatives on the RRI Board.
Siebens-Drake Research Institute Board of Directors
Dr. Carol Herbert, Dean-Elect of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, has been appointed to replace Dr. R.Y. McMurtry on the SDRI Board, effective September 1, 1999. The position will remain vacant during July and August 1999. The other two University representatives are Dr. Bill Bridger and Dr. Peter Mercer.