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Governing Council

Governing Council
Governing Council

Steering U of T to our best possible future

Eight alumni governors share unique leadership skills to help shape U of T’s educational excellence, research priorities and global impact.

The volunteers shaping U of T’s future

Eight volunteer Alumni Governors elected by U of T's College of Electors represent U of T alumni interests on Governing Council, the senior body that oversees the academic, business, and student affairs of the University. Meet our current volunteers and explore how you could help.

Collectively and individually, governors are stewards of the University who:

  • support and advance U of T's mission
  • provide relevant input into U of T's vision
  • advise on, oversee, and approve a range of University matters, within the framework of delegated authority

Needed: Three Alumni

Are you an alumni member committed to the mission of Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery, and knowledge creation? Are you looking for a way to make a significant volunteer contribution to the University of Toronto? If so, consider applying for one of three alumni governor seats on the Governing Council, the senior body that oversees the University’s academic, business, and student affairs. 

Each seat is for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2023. (One incumbent is eligible to stand for re-election. Two incumbents have reached the maximum service and are not eligible to stand for re-election.)

The College of Electors is seeking candidates who:

  • Are inspired to enrich the University with special perspectives, experiences, and connections
  • Will actively participate in the governance of the University
  • Reflect the diversity of the University’s alumni 
  • For full criteria and more information about this role, visit the Governing Council website.

How to apply:

Apply now

For further information, please contact Patrick F. McNeill, Secretary, College of Electors by phone (416) 978-8428 or by email (