New policy, Policy 53 – Environmental Sustainability
On 23 March 2017, the President approved the new Policy 53 – Environmental Sustainability.
Development of Policy 53 was initiated by the President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability (PACES), the committee that represents a cross-section of Waterloo stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff and administration, to provide advice to the president on campus sustainability programs and policies.
On 25 October 2016, the Board of Governors approved new Policy 42 - Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence and on 2 December 2016 the Board of Governors approved the accompanying Sexual Violence Response Protocol and Procedures. For more information please see the most recent Policy Post.
On 10 November 2016, University Secretary & General Counsel Logan Atkinson was a panelist at the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 session on academic university governance. He shared the stage with William Watson (chair of the Board of Governors), Sandra Banks (Vice-President, University Relations), and Sally Gunz (president of the faculty association). Logan briefly spoke to aspects of governance and leadership within an academic university setting and fielded questions on the relationship between collegial governance and governance understood in formal legal terms.