April 30, 2013
Check against delivery
In addition to his written report, Principal Woolf provided the following updates:
Honours and Awards:
I would like to draw Senate’s attention to some honours and awards that have been received by members of our community in the last month:
Provincial Finance Minister Charles Sousa will bring down his first budget on Thursday. It is expected that the focus of this Budget will feature new funding priorities that are consistent with the new Ontario Government’s Speech from the Throne while juggling commitments to stave off a spring election. A new Youth Jobs Strategy directed at jobs, innovation and entrepreneurship for youth, is expected to support young entrepreneurs at universities and colleges through a Youth Innovation Fund.
University Council Reform
Finally I would like to remind Senators again that voting on new University Council by-laws is underway and will close on May 6. These by-laws will implement University Council’s new mandate which was overwhelmingly endorsed by the membership by a vote of 92 to 11 at the beginning of April. Please direct any questions that you have on this matter to Celia Russell, Secretary of University Council, in the Secretariat.