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’.
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President and Vice-Chancellor
The President and Vice-Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the university, providing institutional leadership and oversight, developing and driving our mission, strategies and advancement, and acting as our chief advocate, principal ambassador and principal voice.
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Executive Leadership Team (ELT)
The University of Calgary is committed to student success, to excellence in scholarship, research and creativity, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and to return to community. The President's Executive Leadership Team ensures that these principles govern our priorities and influence our strategic allocation of resources.
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The Chancellor is a passionate ambassador for higher education who represents the university at ceremonial occasions, presides over all degree-conferring ceremonies, chairs the University of Calgary Senate, works to enhance the university’s position in the community, represents the public’s interest at the university, and encourages the pursuit of excellence and the recognition of the university’s essential role in society.
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