University Committees/Council Representatives

Committees/Council Composition

CPMEA representatives on University committees/councils shall:

  • be appointed by the Executive as the opportunity arises;
  • serve on committees/councils for as long as they are able or until the committee/council is disbanded but no longer than five years;

Representatives shall exercise their powers and duties on University committees/councils only in accordance with the direction of the Executive and in so doing shall:

  • Consult with the Executive before meetings of University committees/councils so that the Executive’s direction may be sought for the items set out in the agenda of said meetings; and
  • Refrain from exercising their powers and duties at meetings of University committees/councils on matters for which they have not received direction from the Executive, until such time as said direction has been received.

Committees/Council Representatives appointed members:

All University Committee on Pensions (AUCP):
Darus Suharto, Mario Verrilli

Creating a Better Workplace:
TBD based on CPMers already on the working groups

Community Safety Council (CSC):
Kathy Branton

Parking, Transportation Advisory Council (PTAC):
Amina Hussain

Pension Fund Board of Trustees:
Aldo DiMarcantonio

President's Sustainability Council (PSC):
Carolyn Fasick

Retirement Planning Centre Advisory Board (RPCAB):
Kathy Thomas

York University Development Corporation (YUDC):
Carolyn Cannon, Terry Wright


Terms of Reference

Representatives shall:

  • Speak for the CPMEA Executive at meetings of University committees/councils;
  • Cast votes for the CPMEA at such meetings; and
  • Report to the CPMEA Executive as required.

A list of all University committees/councils and their CPMEA representatives shall be maintained and posted on the CPMEA website.

Conflict of Interest

For the purposes of this document, Conflict of Interest is best described as a convergence of a CPMEA member’s career interests with his or her volunteer committee interests, such that an independent observer might reasonably question whether the CPMEA member’s volunteer committee actions or decisions are improperly influenced by considerations of personal career gain or loss. These interests most often relate but are not restricted to: advancement; income; position; and prestige held by the individual, but could also be manifest as feelings of intimidation due to a career conflict, resulting in the inability to act freely in the voluntary committee capacity.

In the event of a possible conflict of interest the general procedure is:

  • The member will disclose the potential conflict to the Executive;
  • The member will manage the conflict through transparency; or
  • The member shall withdraw from the relevant standing committee or University committee/council.

If the member is a chair/co-chair of a committee or is part of the Executive:

  • The member shall withdraw from the relevant committee; or
  • The member shall withdraw from the Executive.