Report of the Senior Operations Committee

Board of Governors - APPENDIX IV- March 26, 1998


  1. Schedule Change - June Property & Finance Committee Meeting

    Recommended: That the Property & Finance Committee meeting scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday June 15, 1998, be changed to Thursday, June 18, at 2:00 p.m.

  2. Campus & Community Affairs - 1999 Meeting Schedule

    Recommended: That the Board of Governors approve the 1999 meeting schedule for the Campus & Community Affairs Committee as follows:

    Campus & Community Affairs Committee - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. latest


    January 11
    February 15
    March 8 (Open Meeting)
    April 5
    May 3
    June 7
    September 7 (Tuesday)
    October 4 (Open Meeting)
    November 8
    December 6 (Open Meeting)

    (Any meeting may be cancelled if there is insufficient business to be conducted.)

    The proposed 1999 schedule corresponds with that of 1998.

  3. Strategic Issues Meetings, 1998

    Recommended: That the Board of Governors approve the schedule of Strategic Issues meetings as shown in Annex 1; the meetings will be held on the following Board days, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.: May 21, June 25, September 24, October 29, and November 26.

    Strategic Issues meetings are open only to Board members and resource persons. Their purpose is to allow Board members an opportunity to explore a selected topic in depth; no motions are entertained. The meetings are conducted informally.


  1. Committee Appointments

    The Senior Operations Committee, on behalf of the Board, has made the following appointments to external bodies:

    Appeal Board - Student Disciplinary Code
    Professor Syd Usprich (reappointed)

    Southwest Middlesex Health Centre Board of Directors
    Dr. Brian Hennen (to replace Dr. R.I. Brooke)

    Siebens-Drake Research Institute Board of Directors
    Dr. Peter Mercer (to replace Dr. John Girvin)

    Brescia College Advisory Board
    Ms. Carol Weldon has agreed to continue on this Board.

  2. Board By-Election Schedule - March /April 1998

    A by-election will be held during the months of March and April 1998 to elect one full-time member of administrative staff to complete the term of S. Desmond who has resigned (term: April 17, 1998, to November 14, 2000), in accordance with the provisions of the University of Western Ontario Act (1982) and Board Election Procedures. The election schedule is outlined below:

    Call for Nominations 					March 12
    Nominations Open					March 13 - 26
    Nominations Close					4:00 p.m.
    Thursday, March 26
    Posting of Nominations (University Secretariat)		March 27
    Posting of Nominees List and Statements (Western News)	April 2	
    Distribution of Ballots					April 2
    Balloting						April 2 - 16
    Polls Close						4:00 p.m.
    Thursday, April 16
    Posting of Results (University Secretariat)		April 17		
    Publication of Official Results in Western News		April 23		
    First Board Meeting for New Member			April 23

    Nomination forms will be available from the Offices of Deans, Department Chairs and Directors of Administrative Units and from the University Secretariat, Room 290, Stevenson-Lawson Building, commencing the week of March 9th.

    Further information regarding this election and/or university governance is available on the Internet at