Governance FAQ and Resources
This section contains resources, links and tools to assist in items related to NOSM’s Governance.
What is NOSM’s Governance Structure?
When are the meetings?
- The” href=”https://www.nosm.ca/about/governance/board-of-directors/meeting-schedule/”>Board of Directors meets approximately 4 times per academic year.
- The Academic Council meets approximately 4-6 times per academic year.
If I want to be a member of the Board or on the Academic Council, how do I apply?
How do I know when meetings are taking place?
What happens if I go on sabbatical or leave-of-absence?
In the event that the member elected to the Academic Council is approved for a sabbatical or takes a leave-of-absence, the position shall be declared vacant until elected by a member of their respective Division for the duration of their absence. Email information to firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I do if I am unable to attend a meeting?
Council members are expected to attend and be prepared for meetings and provide advance notice to the Secretary if unable to attend.
How can I join a committee?
For a Council position: The Secretary of Academic Council issues to all members of Academic Council or respective Divisions a call for nomination or request for volunteers for the vacant position(s).
Am I obligated to do committee work?
Directors are expected to serve on at least one Board Standing Committee. See Responsibilities and Expectations of Individual Directors.
Members of Academic Council are encouraged to serve on a committee.
Are meetings open to the public?
Where can I find information about WebEx?
For the Board of Directors, there are 2 face-to-face Board meetings per year. The agendas and reminders include all connection and location information.
For the Academic Council, pending on the need, Council now holds one face-to-face approximately every three years. (subject to change)
How do I join a WebEx?
What are my responsibilities as Chair of a Committee?
Where can I find out more information on the Board or Academic Council?
I have incurred travel expenses for a Board or Academic Council meeting, what forms do I use?
I would like to view the most current media reports
For the most current and up to date information, please visit the Public Relations and Communications page
Bourinot’s Rules of Order: Introduction
Proposals, Action Items, or Information Items to Board or Academic Council
[Formerly Submission documents]
Below are the new templates to use for the Board of Directors, Academic Council and their respective committees. When preparing these documents they should be no more than 3 pages in length. If papers require significantly more pages, allow for detailed information to be included in appendices rather than the text of the submission itself.
In order to maintain consistency, below are templates to be used when submitting to either the Board of Directors or the Academic Council. They may also be used in other areas of the School.
For uses other than Governance, these templates are a guide. Please consult with your unit/program.
In the event of a discrepancy between the web site version and the approved version, the latter shall govern.<
For more information or for assistance in completing the forms, email email@example.com