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Queen's University

Capital Assets and Finance Committee

(As approved by the Board of Trustees in May 1996, amended May 2009, amended and name changed in May 2013)

I.  Purpose and Authority

The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring the financial health of the University and the proper management of its buildings, lands and other assets. The Capital Assets and Finance Committee assists the Board in carrying out these responsibilities by monitoring the institution’s financial, property and capital affairs and making related strategic and policy recommendations.

II.  Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The Committee shall report to the Board of Trustees at each meeting of the Board.

  2. The Capital Assets and Finance Committee shall:
    1. Advise the Board of Trustees and the Principal on financial policy and planning, including financing of capital projects, salary scales, proposals to be presented to the Board and to the Governments of Ontario and Canada, and shall support the Board by all effective means in furthering such proposals;
    2. Act in an advisory capacity to assist the Board of Trustees, and the Principal and his/her Officers in accordance with the foregoing and will not act as a decision-making body.
  3. It shall be the duty of the Principal to see that the Committee is kept fully informed on all financial matters.

III.  Membership

The Committee shall include no more than two external (non-trustee) members. 

At least one Trustee committee member must be a member of an internal constituency of the University.

IV.  Meetings

The Committee shall meet as required.


Membership Status Term Ends
D. Dodge Ex Officio
N. Francis Ex Officio
D. Woolf Ex Officio
B. Palk Ex Officio
T. Abramsky Appointed Jun-2016
P. Copestake Appointed Jun-2016
E. Speal Appointed Jun-2016
D. Grace Appointed Jun-2016
D. Raymond Appointed Jun-2016
K. Brooks Appointed Jun-2015
J. MacLeod Appointed Jun-2014
C. Lynch Appointed Jun-2014
D. Bader Appointed Jun-2014
K. McKinnon Appointed Jun-2014
S. Tanner Appointed Jun-2014
K. Novakowski Appointed Jun-2014

Chair: E. Speal
Vice-Chair: T. Abramsky
Vice-Chair: C. Lynch 
Secretary: C. Garneau


Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000