ADVISORY: All of Halifax Peninsula, including ҹɬƵ’s three campuses, are currently under a boil water advisory until further notice. All water must be boiled for at least one minute if it will be used for drinking or any other activity requiring human consumption.


Governance Sections

ҹɬƵ University is a public institution governed in accordance with the University Act of Nova Scotia. It operates with a bicameral governance system, with two senior governance bodies: a duly constituted Board of Governors and a Senate, both of which include representation from faculty, staff, administration, and students.

for ҹɬƵ University’s Board bylaws.


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ҹɬƵ Report under the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act

Canada’s new requires businesses in Canada to report how they are working to increase the transparency of institutional supply chains.

Click here for ҹɬƵ’s 2023 Supply Chain Transparency Report.

NSCAD Standing Committees

The Advancement Committee supports the ҹɬƵ Board of Governors’’ stewardship responsibilities relating to strategic planning and advancement, and provides active leadership in support of the Advancement Office’s efforts in such areas as fundraising and friend-raising.

Committee supports the ҹɬƵ Board of Governors in the fulfillment of its stewardship responsibilities in the following areas: financial oversight, risk oversight and monitoring the integrity of internal controls and management information systems.

The Financial and Physical Resources Committee supports the ҹɬƵ Board of Governors in the fulfillment of its stewardship responsibilities in the following areas: oversight of ҹɬƵ’s financial planning and policy framework including multi-year financial plans and annual budgets; monitoring ҹɬƵ’s ongoing financial performance and needs; oversight of ҹɬƵ’s investments; and oversight of ҹɬƵ’s short and long-term plans for its physical facilities.

The Governance and Human Resources Committee supports the ҹɬƵ Board of Governors in its efforts to continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its governance of ҹɬƵ and in the oversight of ҹɬƵ’s management of its human resources.

"Prelude" by graduate student Brigitta Zhao pictured in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatrer on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois on March 31, 2021. (Jay Grabiec)

NSCAD Ad Hoc Committees


The Presidential Search Committee is responsible for conducting the search for ҹɬƵ University’s president, and for carefully evaluating and recommending the most suitable candidate to the Board of Governors.

For more information on the current search, click here.

Board of Governors

To learn more about our Board members,
including our life governors, click here.


To learn more about Senate,
including its members, click here.

Meeting Schedule

Advancement Committee

  • August 31, 2023
  • November 23, 2023
  • February 22, 2024
  • May 23, 2024

Financial and Physical
Resources Committee

  • August 29, 2023
  • November 21, 2023
  • February 20, 2024
  • June 11, 2024

Audit and Risk Oversight Committee

  • September 14, 2023
  • December 7, 2023
  • March 7, 2024
  • June 20, 2024

Governance and Human
Resources Committee

  • September 7, 2023
  • November 30, 2023
  • February 29, 2024
  • May 30, 2024

Board of Governors

  • September 21, 2023
  • December 14, 2023
  • March 14, 2024
  • June 27, 2024


  • November 27, 2023
  • December 18, 2023
  • January 8, 2024
  • January 29, 2024
  • February 26, 2024
  • March 18, 2024
  • April 8, 2024
  • April 29, 2024

ҹɬƵ Board of Governors - Meeting Minutes