Bill 66 2001

An Act to amend
The Wilfrid Laurier
University Act, 1973

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

1.  Clause 2 (1) (a) of The Wilfrid Laurier University Act, 1973 is repealed and the following substituted:

(a) "academic librarian" means a person who is employed by the University as a professional librarian and who is so qualified;

(a.1) "administrative staff" means the employees of the University and any federated or affiliated college, but does not include persons who are members of faculty or persons who are academic librarians;

2.  (1)  Subsection 8 (1) of the Act is amended by striking out "thirty-three" in the portion before paragraph 1 and substituting "34".

(2)  Paragraph 7 of subsection 8 (1) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:

7. Two members elected by the undergraduate students from among the undergraduate students.

7.1 One member elected by the graduate students from among the graduate students.

(3)  Subsection 8 (2) of the Act is amended by inserting "7.1" after "7".

(4)  Subsection 8 (3) of the Act is amended by adding at the end "or a permanent resident of Canada".

3.  Subsection 9 (2) of the Act is amended,

(a) by striking out "paragraph 7" and substituting "paragraphs 7 and 7.1"; and

(b) by striking out "student" wherever it appears and substituting in each case "students".

4.  Section 10 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:

Chair and Vice-Chair

10.  (1)  The Board of Governors shall elect annually a Chair and a Vice-Chair from among its members appointed under paragraphs 4, 9 and 10 of subsection 8 (1) and, in the event of the absence or illness of the Chair, or, in the event of a temporary vacancy in that office, the Vice-Chair shall act as and have all the powers of the Chair.

Absence

(2)  In the absence or illness of the Chair and of the Vice-Chair, the Board of Governors may appoint one of its members to be the acting chair and the member so appointed shall act as and have all the powers of the Chair.

Term of office

(3)  The term of office of the Chair and Vice-Chair is one year and each of them is eligible for re-election.

5.  (1)  Subsection 15 (1) of the Act is amended by striking out "Chairman" wherever it appears and substituting in each case "Chair".

(2)  Clause 15 (1) (b) of the Act is amended by striking out "elected under paragraphs 2 and 5" in the portion before paragraph 1 and substituting "elected under paragraphs 2, 5, 6 and 7".

(3)  Paragraph 5 of clause 15 (1) (b) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:

5. One member elected by the academic librarians from among the academic librarians.

6. One member elected by the administrative staff of the University from among the administrative staff.

7. Members of faculty and the academic librarian together equal in number to one more than the total number of all other members of the Senate, such that,

i. one member of faculty shall be elected from each University department, as defined by the Senate, by the members of faculty of each department,

ii. two members of faculty shall be elected from each federated or affiliated college by the members of faculty of the college, and

iii. the remaining members of faculty shall be elected from the regular members of faculty of the University in a manner to be determined by the Senate.

6.  Section 17 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:

Chair of the Senate

17.  (1)  The President of the University is the Chair of the Senate unless otherwise provided by both the Senate and the Board of Governors, each requiring a two-thirds majority to approve such a change.

Vice-Chair

(2)  The Vice-Chair shall be elected from the members of the Senate in such manner and in accordance with such procedures as are determined and established by the Senate.

Exception

(3)  A member of the Senate who is a member by virtue of office under clause 15 (1) (a) is not eligible for election as Vice-Chair.

Absence

(4)  In the absence or illness of the Chair and of the Vice-Chair, the Senate may appoint one of its members to be acting Chair and the member so appointed shall act as and have all the powers of the Chair.

7.  Section 20 of the Act is amended by adding the following subsections:

Same

(3)  The limit of two consecutive terms does not apply to officers of the Board of Governors while they are officers of the Board.

Officers

(4)  The officers of the Board of Governors are the Chair, the Vice-Chairs, the secretary, the treasurer and such other officers as the Board may decide.

8.  Subsection 21 (1) of the Act is amended by striking out "his".

9.  Section 22 of the Act is amended by striking out "his" where it appears the first time, and by inserting "or her" after "his" where it appears the second time.

10.  (1)  Subsection 27 (2) of the Act is amended by striking out "him" and substituting "the President".

(2)  Subsection 27 (3) of the Act is amended by striking out "he" and substituting "the President".

11.  Subsection 36 (3) of the Act is amended,

(a) by striking out "he" and substituting "the employee"; and

(b) by striking out "his" and substituting "the employee's".

Commencement

12.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

13.  The short title of this Act is the Wilfrid Laurier University Amendment Act, 2001.