Task Force Terms of Reference
The purpose of President’s Task Force on Sustainability is to engage the Mount Royal University community in a meaningful dialogue on environmental sustainability, and to provide advice to the President on how the University can organize and prioritize its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint.
The Task Force will complete its mandate and report back to the President by October 1, 2013.
The President’s Task Force on Sustainability shall be comprised of students, faculty and staff of Mount Royal University.
The Task Force will be co-chaired by an academic representative (appointed by the President, in consultation with the Provost and Vice President- Academic) and an administrative representative (appointed by President, in consultation with the Vice President- Administrative Services).
Appointments shall be made by the President, in consultation with the Co-Chairs.
Appointees shall be selected for their expertise (formal education and/or credentials in an area specifically relevant to campus sustainability) and/or accountability for some aspect of sustainability in their current position.
The size of the Task Force shall be at the discretion of the President, but shall be sufficient to ensure broad representation across the Mount Royal University community.
The President’s Task Force on Sustainability shall meet a minimum of three times per year (Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer). Additional meetings (including meetings of ad hoc working groups) may be called as needed, at the discretion of the Co-Chairs.
The Task Force shall seek to operate by consensus, and with respect for divergent opinions. As the Task Force’s role is advisory in nature, it would be acceptable to provide the President with differing views on a single issue.
Administrative support will be provided by the office of the Associate Vice President, Business & Retail Services.