Governing Documents

The Governing Documents of the University of Manitoba include all Policies, Bylaws, Regulations and Procedures approved by the Board of Governors, Senate and the University Administration. The official versions of all of these documents are contained on this website, and are updated continuously as changes are approved by the Approving Bodies.
All Governing Documents are categorized under the ten subject headings listed on the left-hand side of this page. Clicking on a category will provide a list of all the Governing Documents related to that category. An alphabetical listing of all Governing Documents is also available for ease of reference.

Any questions of a general nature, including guidance related to the development of, and approval process for, Governing Documents may be referred to the Office of Legal Counsel at 204-474-7843. Any questions regarding the specific application and administration of a Governing Document may be directed to the contact listed at the beginning of each Governing Document.

Anyone who is beginning to develop a new Governing Document, or is planning to make revisions to an existing one, is required to complete a Governing Document Proposal Form and provide it to the Office of Legal Counsel for approval.

All Governing Document development templates can be found on the Office of Legal Counsel section of the Website under Governing Documents.


NEED ASSISTANCE FINDING A DOCUMENT?  Clicking this link will open an Excel spreadsheet detailing current document name, its current status, its section location in this website, and its previous policy/bylaw/senate handbook location.


These documents are available in alternate formats, upon request.  Please contact Sandi Utsunomiya at or at 204-474-8174.

New or Updated Governing Documents:


Signing of Agreements Procedure - Schedules A and B (revised February 16, 2018)

Use of Safety Footwear Procedure (reformatted December 15, 2017)

Faculties, Schools, Professional Colleges, Departments, Divisions and Institutes (revised January 1, 2018)

Distinguished Professor/Distinguished Professor Emeritus/Emerita Procedure (revised December 19, 2017)

Travel and Business Expense Claims Procedure (revisions effective December 13, 2017)

Responsible Conduct of Research - Investigation Procedure (revised October 30, 2017)

Accessibility (revised September 1, 2017)

Travel and Business Expense Claims Procedure (revised April 11, 2017)

Governing Document Development and Review (reformatted February 22, 2017)

Reporting of Actions of Senate to Faculties and Schools (reformatted February 21, 2017)

Department Council (reformatted February 21, 2017)

College Council (reformatted February 21, 2017)

Code of Conduct for Members of the Board of Governors Bylaw (reformatted February 21, 2017)

Board of Governors Meeting Rules (reformatted February 21, 2017)

Election of Students to Senate (reformatted February 21, 2017)