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The Board of Governors is responsible for:

  • the governance of the University;
  • control of its property and revenues;
  • the conduct of its business and affairs, except for matters assigned by the Act to Senate;
  • powers specifically enumerated by the Ryerson University Act and the By-Laws of the University.

The Board’s implied powers include institutional strategic planning, risk management, and financial management of the University.

Ryerson University's 24-member Board of Governors comprises of:

  • the Chancellor
  • the President
  • nine people appointed by the provincial government
  • two people appointed by the Board
  • three alumni elected by the alumni
  • three faculty elected by the faculty
  • two administrative staff members elected by the staff
  • three student members elected by the students
Members of the Board of Governors
  Appointment Type
Fukakusa, Janice   Chancellor
Frazer, Mitch Chair Government Appointee
Lachemi, Mohamed   Ex-Officio, President & Vice-Chancellor
Cockwell, Jack   Government Appointee
Ellis, Catherine   Elected by Faculty
Gonzales, Jennifer (Jen)   Elected by Administrative Staff
Ien, Marci   Government Appointee
Bukari, Sarah   Elected by Administrative Staff
MacDonald, Chris   Elected by Faculty
Mohamed, Nadir   Government Appointee
Paisley, Catherine   Elected by Alumni
Herb, Hanan   Elected by Alumni
Staffieri, Tony Vice Chair Board Appointee
Rodrigues, Meghan   Elected by Alumni
Sinha, Samir   Government Appointee
Bahnan, Karol   Elected by Students
Chandran, Iyvan   Elected by Students
Dallaire, Joanne   Honorary Board Elder
Khonsari, Ahmadreza (Reza)   Elected by Students
Kolios, Michael   Elected by Faculty
McKee, Andrew   Government Appointee
Porter, David   Government Appointee


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