Faculty Council

Election of Speaker of Faculty Council, 2019-2020

 At the conclusion of the April 11, 2019 Council meeting, Professor Doug Reeve completed his term as Council Speaker.

 According to our Faculty’s constitution, the presiding officer of Council shall be the Speaker, who shall be a member of Council other than the Dean, Vice- and Associate Deans and members of standing committee of Council, and shall be elected annually by the members of Council.

 We now call for nominations for the Speaker of Faculty Council for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please complete and submit the nomination form to the Secretary of Faculty Council by 4:00 pm on Monday, April 29, 2019 at governance.fase@ecf.utoronto.ca or deliver it to 44 St. George Street.

 Professor Reeve is seeking re-election.

 Click here to download the nomination form.

 Posted April 15, 2019


Faculty Council sets and approves academic policy, principles, priorities, and the general direction for the teaching and research activities of the Faculty. Reporting up through Faculty Council are several committees including the Admissions Committee, Committee on Community Affairs and Gender Issues, Curriculum Committee, Graduate Education Committee, Scholarships and Awards Committee, Teaching Methods and Resources Committee, and Committee on Examinations.

Among its many roles and duties, Faculty Council:

  • establishes policies regarding academic matters
  • establishes committees for the conduct of council business
  • advises the Dean on matters relating to academic matters
  • approves and regulates standards of admissions
  • delegates authority for administration of its policies to its committees and academic administrative officers
  • elects Chairs of Committees

2018–2019 Academic Year

Mark your calendar! Faculty Council meeting dates for the 2018-2019 academic year are as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

All Council meetings take place from 12:10 to 2 p.m. in the Michael E. Charles Council Chamber (GB202).


Submission deadlines for all reports are as follows:

Governance Cycle Executive Committee submission deadline* Executive Committee mailing Executive Committee meeting Council Submission Deadline Faculty Council mailing Faculty Council meeting
1 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 31
2 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29 Nov 29 Dec 4 Dec 18
3 Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 6 Feb 13 Feb 27
4 Mar 7 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 21 Mar 28 Apr 11

* Forward reports to governance.fase@ecf.utoronto.ca.

Faculty Council Meeting Documentation

Faculty Council Documents & Resources

Governance Documents

Standing Committee Documents

Questions about Faculty Council or other governance matters? Contact Caroline Ziegler, Faculty Governance and Programs Officer, at governance.fase@ecf.utoronto.ca.