Governance

Massey College was established by the College Act (1960-61) Bill-34-Statute-7, which was amended in 1974. It  is governed by an elected Governing Board, made up of Senior Fellows, Junior Fellows, Alumni and Quadranglers, and chaired by the elected Chair of the board. Three members of the Massey Foundation are ex officio members of the board. 

Its connection with the University of Toronto was established at the same time with Bill-115-Massey-U-of-T. The relationship is recognized through ex officio membership on the Governing Board of the President of the University of Toronto, or their designate, and the Dean of School of Graduate Studies.

Other members of the College community join in a number of committees which report to the Governing Board. A considerable degree of self-governance of the Junior Fellowship (the College’s full-time graduate students) is implemented through the annual election of a Don of Hall, other student officers, and committee members.

Governing Board

The College is governed by a Governing Board, made up of the Principal and elected Senior Fellows, Junior Fellows and the Chair of the Quadrangle Society and the Massey College Alumni Association. Its connection with the University of Toronto is recognized through ex officio membership of the President and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Other members of the College community join in a number of Committees which report to the Governing Board.

 

Joshua Barker

David Cameron

Tim Casgrain

Nathalie Des Rosiers (Principal)

Wanekia Dunn (Alumni Representative)

Meric Gertler

Paul Gooch

Edith Hillan

Seshu Iyengar

Chief R. Stacey Laforme

Anita McGahan (Vice-Chair)

John Massey

Raymond Massey

Pankaj Mehra

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah (Chair)

J. Robert S. Prichard

David Robertson

Barbara Sherwood-Lollar

David Smith

Peter Tovell

Christine Tran (Don of Hall)

College Principals

The principal is the chief administrative officer who, together with those Senior Fellows elected to the Governing Board, governs the College.

Nathalie Des Rosiers

2019 - present

Hugh Segal

2014 - 2019

John Fraser

1995 - 2014

Stefan Dupre

1991 - 1992

Ann Saddlemyer

1988 - 1995

J.N. Patterson Hume

1981 - 1988

Robertson Davies

1963 - 1981

College Visitors

Originally established as the “person to whom application could bemade by Corporation in ‘cases of deadlock, or notable disagreement…that cannot be resolved by ordinary procedures.” (Judith Skelton Grant, A Meeting of Minds – The Massey College Story), Massey College Visitors are recognized community leaders who exemplify the core values of the College, act as advisor to the Principal and Governing Board and ambassador for the College’s work.

J. Robert S. Prichard

2021 - present

The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin

2016 - 2020

The Hon. H.N.R. Jackman

2003 - 2016

The Rt. Hon. Vincent Massey

1963 - 1967

Dr. Rose Wolfe

1996 - 2003

The Hon. John B. Aird

1990 - 1995

The Hon. Dalton C. Wells

1973 - 1976

Bill-115-Massey-U-of-T

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The College Act (1960-1961)

Bill-34-Statute-7

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Chair and Vice-Chair Mandate

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Governing Board Member Roles, Qualities and Competencies

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Executive Committee Mandate

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Governing Board Committee Mandates

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Minutes and Agenda of Governing Board Meetings