Powers of the Board of Governors
The Board of Governors is the governing body of the University and may exercise in the name of the University any powers conferred on the University as a body corporate (and which are not reserved to Senate). The Board's powers include the power to:
  • establish/maintain/abolish/change colleges (including affiliated/associated colleges), schools, institutes, faculties, departments, chairs and courses of instruction to enable the University to carry on its work*
  • establish/abolish/change lectureships, bursaries, fellowships, and prizes*
  • buy/receive/sell/mortgage/lease real and personal property
  • decide what building construction is necessary for University purposes*
  • appoint the president/vice-president/deans/directors/etc.. Determine their: salaries; powers/duties; tenure of office/employment; dismissal; and pensions/retiring allowances*
  • set all fees and charges to be paid to the University
  • ensure investment of University money (based on prudent person principles and taking into account any trust conditions)
  • make regulations respecting and prohibiting parking or leaving of vehicles on campus
  • permit/deny use by other organizations of: "university", "varsity", "Manitoba" (in institutions of learning), the university's coat of arms or crest
  • establish budget policies* (the Board also approves the final budget)
  • exercise disciplinary jurisdiction over students. Decide finally upon all matters of university policy. Settle questions respecting the powers/duties of convocation, senate, chancellor, president or any other officer/servant of the university
  • provide for contacts with other organizations respecting joint instruction, or instruction/ examination of the other organization's students


* The Senate has the express power to make recommendations respecting these matters (and on any other matters which Senate considers to be of interest to the University).