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President's Council

The terms of reference and membership for the President's Council are as follows:

Terms of Reference

The President’s Council serves several purposes as follows:

  • provide cohesive and highly engaged leadership to the university, and provide counsel to the President, other members of the Senior Management Group and the Council-at-large.
  • discuss/debate university directions, strategic decisions, policies and macro-level procedures and operations.
  • provide a forum for members to bring forward for discussion opportunities and issues of relevance to the broader community.
  • provide support and oversight for:
    • completion and implementation of the Integrated Planning Process (and resulting Plans), and
    • development and implementation of multi-year financial and human resource plans.
  • provide a forum for university wide two-way communications and engagement:
    • to ensure communications and information is more widely shared and disseminated from leadership to and throughout the university, and
    • to provide a mechanism by which faculty, employees, students and various faculty councils can provide information and feedback directly to President's Council members, and through them, the the entire President's Council.
  • actively build understanding of the opportunities and challenges; sharing advice and feedback.
  • actively engage the University community in the pursuit of the VIU Mandate, Vision and Purpose.

The Council normally meets twice per term and once in the summer. Agenda submissions/inquiries should be forwarded to the Manager, Office of the President.


  • President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Provost and Vice-President, Academic
  • Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Administration
  • Chief of Staff, Office of the President
  • General Counsel and University Secretary
  • Associate Vice-President, Human Resources
  • Associate Vice-President, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity
  • Associate Vice-President, Student Affairs
  • Associate Vice-President, Community Partnerships and Chief Advancement Officer
  • Associate Vice-President, Academic
  • Associate Vice-President, Facilities and Ancillary Services
  • Associate Vice-President, Finance
  • Associate Vice-President, International Education
  • Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Education and Engagement
  • Dean, Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation
  • Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Dean, Faculty of Education
  • Dean, Faculty of Health and Human Services
  • Dean, Faculty of Management
  • Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Dean, Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology
  • Campus Administrator, Cowichan
  • Campus Administrator, Powell River
  • Co-CIO and Director, Enterprise Systems
  • Co-CIO and Director, IT Operations
  • Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning
  • Director, Communications and External Affairs
  • Director, Enterprise Risk Management
  • Director, Diversity, Equity and Human Rights
  • Director, Office of University Planning & Analysis
  • Director, Strategic Initiatives
  • Registrar
  • University Librarian