The Board of Governors oversees the management and operation of the University’s business and affairs.
The Board oversees the development of the overarching strategic direction and policy framework for the University, ensures that the University’s activities are consistent with its mandate, oversees the efficient and effective use of financial and human resources to meet institutional objectives and ensures that institutional risk is appropriately managed. These duties are mainly discharged through oversight of the President and senior officers, who are responsible for the management and day-to-day operation of the University. In this way, the Board assumes responsibility for the stewardship of the University.
The Board derives its power mainly from the Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act and shares governance of the University at the highest level with the General Faculties Council and the Executive Leadership Team.
The Board is a corporation named ‘The Governors of the University of Calgary’.