The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the University and Chair of Convocation. In addition to ceremonial functions and the conferral of degrees, the Chancellor is an ex-officio voting member of the UNBC Board of Governors and Senate. The Chancellor serves on a number of Board and Senate Committees, including the Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees and Other Forms of Special Recognition.
Criteria for Appointment
The Chancellor is a distinguished person whose service, contributions, reputation, and record of excellence in their field(s) of endeavour reflect the mission, vision, and values of the University of Northern British Columbia.
The Chancellor position requires experience and knowledge of ceremony and protocol and a high level of ease and comfort with ceremony and public speaking.
Terms of Appointment
The Chancellor position is a non-remunerated, volunteer position.
The Chancellor serves for an initial three-year term and, should the Chancellor be willing and able, the appointment may be renewed for one additional three-year term, on review by the UNBC Chancellor Nomination Committee and on the approval of the UNBC Board of Governors.
Nomination and Appointment Process
In accordance with the University Act of British Columbia, the Chancellor is appointed by the UNBC Board of Governors on nomination by the Alumni Association after consultation with the UNBC Senate.
The nomination and appointment process is further outlined in the Chancellor Nomination, Selection and Appointment Procedures approved by the UNBC Board of Governors.