What We Do
We advise and assist the Board of Governors and Toronto Metropolitan University faculty and staff on policies, laws, governance, privacy, compliance, records management and risk management.
"The General Counsel and Board Secretariat advises and guides the Board, faculty and staff on policies, laws, governance and managing risk, in order to guard and uphold the reputation of the university."
The General Counsel and Board Group ("GCBG") creates and delivers services that support the university's Academic Plan.
GCBG is comprised of the senior leadership of the Office of the General Counsel and Board Secretariat. As a group of professionals with expertise in governance, legal services, and information access and privacy, GCBG plays a key strategic role in safeguarding and upholding the reputation of Toronto Metropolitan University.
GCBG advises on matters of law and policy in order to manage risk and also ensures that sensitive information is safely handled throughout the community. On top of its day-to-day functions, GCBG also provides educational outreach and assistance to students, faculty and staff on the following areas:
- Good governance practices
- Legal advice, contract review, compliance and risk management
- Information access and privacy
- Records management