Board Members

The composition of the Board is mandated by the Post-Secondary Learning Act and consists of twenty-one members comprised of two ex officio members, ten members appointed by an Order in Council (including the Chair) and nine members nominated by constituent groups and appointed by Ministerial Order, as follows:

  • The Board Chair
  • The Chancellor of the University
  • The President of the University
  • Two alumni of the University nominated by the alumni association
  • One member of the University Senate nominated by the Senate
  • Two members of the academic staff of the University, one of whom is nominated by the general faculties council and one of whom is nominated by the academic staff association
  • Two students nominated by the council of the students association
  • One graduate student nominated by the council of the graduate students association
  • One member of the non-academic staff nominated by the non-academic staff association
  • Nine members representative of the general public

Current Board Members


Geeta Sankappanavar

Appointment: Chair

Term Start: 15-Aug-2019

Term End: 14-Aug-2022

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Cody Church

Appointment: Public, Vice Chair

Term Start:  15-Aug-2019

Term End: 22-Aug-2022

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Joule Bergerson

Appointment: General Faculties Council

Term Start: 08-Nov-2018

Term End: 07-Nov-2021

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Tavis Campbell

Appointment:TUCFA

Term Start: 01-Aug-2019

Term End: 31-Jul-2022

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Debby Carreau

Appointment: Public

Term Start: 29-Jul-2020

Term End: 28-Jul-2023

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Heather Christie-Burns

Appointment: Public

Term Start: 15-Aug-2019

Term End: 14-Aug-2022

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Frank Finley

Appointment: Student's Union President

Term Start: 01-May-2020

Term End: 30-Apr-2021

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Nancy Foster

Appointment: Public

Term Start: 22-Jan-2019

Term End: 21-Jan-2022

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Beverley Foy

Appointment: Public

Term Start:13-Dec-2016

Term End: 12-Dec-2020 (2nd Term)

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Lara Gaede

Appointment: Public

Term Start: 22-Jul-2020

Term End: 21-Jul-2023

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Alisha Gordon

Appointment: Students' Union Member at Large

Term Start: 01-May-2020

Term End: 16-Oct-2020

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Mark Herman

Appointment: Alumni Association

Term Start: 1-Sept-2017

Term End: 31-Aug-2020

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Pam Krause

Appointment: Public

Term Start: 23-Feb-2018

Term End: 22-Feb-2021

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Fauzia Lalani

Appointment: Public

Term Start:22-Jan-2019

Term End: 21-Jan-2022

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Allan Lyons

Appointment: AUPE

Term Start:01-Sept-2019 (2nd Term)

Term End: 31-Aug-2022

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Ed McCauley

Appointment: President, ex-officio

Term Start: N/A

Term End: N/A

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Mary Ellen Neilson

Appointment: Senate

Term Start: 29-Aug-2017

Term End: 28-Aug-2020

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Tanille Shandro

Appointment: Graduate Students' Association

Term Start: 01-May-2020

Term End: 30-Apr-2021

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Helen Sunderland

Appointment: Alumni Association

Term Start: 01-Sept-2019

Term End: 31-Aug-2022

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Elaine Wong

Appointment: Public

Term Start:31-Oct-2017

Term End: 30-Oct-2020

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Deborah Yedlin

Appointment: Chancellor, ex-officio

Term Start: N/A

Term End: N/A

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* Board members may continue to hold office after the expiry of their term of office until they are reappointed, their successor is appointed or a period of 3 months has elapsed, whichever occurs first.