The University Secretariat’s mission is to manage and support the University’s bicameral governance system in accordance with legal requirements and obligations, the University of Western Ontario Act, the bylaws and regulations of Senate and Board, and accepted best governance practices.
Our role is:
1. To ensure that decisions of Senate, Board and their committees are made appropriately in accordance with legal requirements and obligations established in law and by the policies, procedures and regulations approved by Board and Senate.
2. To ensure that Senate, Board and their committees are duly constituted and that their members receive the information and assistance they require to make good decisions.
3. To ensure that information about the decisions taken by Senate, Board and their committees is available to the university community.
4. To provide advice and assistance to members of the senior administration and Board leadership so that the process of decision making is clear, efficient and effective.