Applications for the Board of Governors

As a skills-based Board, we welcome applications from highly-skilled candidates who collectively will reflect the diversity of Canadian society and our students. Additionally, we encourage candidates to apply from Algoma University’s three campus locations: Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, and Timmins.

The volunteer members of the Board of Governors play a valuable role in supporting Algoma University’s current and future success. The Governance Committee of the Board annually reviews Board member terms and upcoming vacancies, and looks at factors such as leadership experience, community connections, areas of professional expertise, location, equity, diversity and inclusion.


Paul Quesnele,

University Secretary

[email protected]

Please take a moment to consider if you, or someone you know, might bring strategic value to the foresight/oversight role of the Board.

  • Proven strategic leadership (i.e. forward planning, change management, strategic analysis/experience, critical thinking)
  • Passionate about Algoma’s well-being (i.e. compelling interest in supporting Algoma University; advocates for higher education’s values and contributions)
  • Strong relationship building (i.e. capacity to connect with diverse communities and partners)
  • Integrity (i.e. putting the good of the university first; avoiding conflicts of interest; maintaining confidentiality)
  • Diversity of thought/perspective (i.e. international and/or cross-cultural understanding/perspective)
  • Related governance experience (i.e. experience on or with board structures)
  • Effective communication skills (i.e. constructive tone; good facilitation skills)
  • Availability to attend and actively participate (i.e. desire to serve, willingness and ability to commit the time and effort required)
  • Strong problem solving capabilities
  • Stakeholder relationship building
  • Demonstrated ‘big picture’ thinking
  • Innovator/mentor for innovation
  • Able to navigate the impacts of disruptive technologies
  • Demonstrated interest in building a diverse and inclusive community
  • Community partnerships and involvement (experience with region(s) and community
  • Demonstrated experience serving on boards and committees
  • Accounting
  • Cybersecurity
  • Executive Management
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Legal
  • Risk Management

The Board has also identified additional skills and experience for consideration: Facilities Management; Fundraising; Government Relations; Human Resources Practices; International Acumen; Mental Health and Addictions; Political Awareness; Post-Secondary Education Sector; Strategic Planning.

Application Process

Recommendations to the Board for approval of candidates are timed as needed to address upcoming vacancies. Nevertheless, the Governance Committee accepts applications for its evergreen list of potential candidates for future consideration. Board terms are typically three years and commence with the start of the Board term (July 1). 


If you are interested in serving on the Board of Governors, we invite you to follow these steps to apply:

  1. Complete and submit the Governor Candidate Application Form
  2. Submit a current Resume or C.V. via email to [email protected].
Governor Candidate Application Form

For further information on the process, please review the Policy for Approval of Board Members.