University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

University Secretariat and Legal Counsel
University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

The Role of a Queen's University Councillor 

University Councillors are advisors and ambassadors for Queen’s and as such, actively participate in the annual meeting of the Council and ongoing Council business during the year. Councillors may serve on Council committees and/or task forces as well as other University advisory groups, and two University Councillors are elected annually to the Board of Trustees. 

Councillors have two documents that further outline their role:

  • the University Councillor Role Description (as approved by Council in 2016) outlining the expectations of a Councillor; and,
  • the Ambassadorial Role Description (as endorsed by the University Council Executive Committee in 2020) that articulates what it means to serve as an ambassador for Queen’s and to be a champion for the University's ongoing initiatives. 

If you are a prospective University Councillor and would like additional information regarding becoming a member of University Council and expectations of Councillors, the Secretariat would be pleased to coordinate an opportunity for you to speak with a current Councillor. Please email ucouncil@queensu.ca for further information.