Board of Governors

The Board of Governors of Keyano College is established under the Post-secondary Learning Act (Statutes of Alberta, 2003 Chapter P-19.5).

Keyano College - Board of Governors

 Shelley Powell - Chair

Board of Governors ChairShelley Powell is the Senior Vice President of Oil Sands Operations for Suncor Energy. Ms. Powell has had several senior leadership roles with Suncor Energy, including Vice President of Commerce City refinery, Vice President of Operations Excellence and Technical Services, and Vice President of Oil Sands Transformation. Ms. Powell was the board chair for the Wood Buffalo Community Foundation, and was part of the Applied Research Chair Advisory Council for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Ms. Powell holds a Master of Science in finance and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa.

 

Trent Keough - President and CEO
Keyano College PresidentDr. Trent Keough has been working as a senior administrator in the Alberta postsecondary education system since 2006. He has more than 25 years’ experience in college/university transfer education.

Trent has held positions of: Instructor, Coordinator, Chair, Dean, Campus Administrator, Regional Director, Vice President Academic, and President & CEO.

Besides Alberta, Trent has lived and worked in Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Qatar.  He is a vision-based thinker and a leader who focuses on innovation, excellence, and creativity. He is self-described as hard-wired to 'see' differently, to identify patterns and opportunities otherwise ignored or overlooked, and he has always used his talents to leverage for social infrastructure growth in college communities.

As a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Rural Development Network, Dr. Keough has been a champion for improvements to student mental health supports. During his decade in Alberta Trent has engaged extensively with First Nations and Metis peoples and has engendered effective relationships with leaders in industry, business and government. 

 Kim Farwell - Public Member
Ms. Kim Farwell is the Manager of production planning, control, quality, and Picture of womanextraction technical at Syncrude Canada Ltd. Ms. Farwell has had various leadership and technical roles at Syncrude. Ms. Farwell has served on the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) for several years, and has held the roles of President, Chair of the governance committee, and Chair of the strategic planning committee. She was also the Director of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Farwell has won a number of awards, including Oilweek Magazine Rising Star and APEGA Early Accomplishment award. She holds an honours Bachelor of Arts Science in chemical engineering from the University of Waterloo, a certificate in oilsands technology from the University of Alberta, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alberta, which she earned through distance learning with Keyano College.
 Tyrone Brass - Public Member
Picture of Board of GovernorA long-time resident of Fort McMurray, Tyrone Brass has harnessed the lessons learned growing up on Key Indian Reserve No. 368 in Saskatchewan and built a successful business and raised a family of four in the Wood Buffalo region.

Tyrone has served as an Executive Board member of NAABA, establishing and maintaining strong relationships with community leaders in our region. He has also spent time volunteering in elementary and junior high schools to share his life story and excite and educate students about the opportunities available in this region.

As a Journey Certified Instrument Tech and Electrician, his educational experience as an apprentice within the trades provides a unique guiding perspective on the Board of Governors as we plan program strategies to meet industry and community needs. As a graduate of Keyano College, he is a strong supporter of education and life-long learning and has been a champion of the College within our community.

 Margaret Ziolecki - Public Member

Margaret ZioleckiMargaret Ziolecki is a seasoned business communicator and stakeholder relations practitioner, specializing in strategic planning, public relations, issues/crisis communications and employee engagement. For more than 10 years, Margaret has provided internal consulting services to senior executives and teams in aviation, oil and gas and healthcare.

She is currently Senior Manager of Government Relations and Public Affairs with the Fort McMurray Airport Authority. Prior to joining the airport, Margaret held various strategic level roles with Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Shell Canada, Suncor and Alberta Health Services.

As a longtime resident of Fort McMurray, Margaret has volunteered with a number of social-profit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity Wood Buffalo where she served as Vice-Chair for the Board of Directors.

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications Studies from the University of Windsor and is in the process of achieving her Prosci Change Management Practitioner Certification.

 Matthew Creighton - Public Member
Matthew Creighton has been actively engaged in supporting the community since moving to Fort McMurray in 2009. Matthew has helped create and sustain excellence in governance and sound financial management as a member on various boards and committees. As a member of the Keyano College Foundation Board of Directors, he has provided financial oversight while also contributing creative solutions to fundraising during difficult economic times.

Matthew's education and professional work experience in financial management make his addition to the Board of Governors very timely, as Keyano continues to work through the challenges associated with our region's current economic realities. Strong financial governance will be key for the College to ensure a sustainable path going forward. Matthew's volunteer commitment to ensuring the success of not-for-profits in our region lends itself to positioning Keyano for a bright future.

 
Joseph MacNeil - Public Member
Picture of Board of GovernorJoe MacNeil is Senior Director, Operations with Worley. Mr. MacNeil has held several senior leadership roles during his career in the Oil Sands and has been an engaged Fort McMurray community leader for 30 years. He was a long-time member of the Northern Lights Health Foundation Board of Directors, serving multiple terms as Chair of the Board and has been inducted as an Honorary Board Member. Mr. MacNeil holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Cape Breton University and is a Master Electrician.
Christian Matte - Public Member

Picture of Board of GovernorChris Matte is Vice President of Technical Engineering services at Syncrude Canada Ltd. Mr. Matte has held various leadership and technical roles at Syncrude. He was also a district representative at Nalco Canada Corporation, and an applications engineer at Campbell Scientific Canada Corporation. Mr. Matte recently completed a more than two-year mandate on the board of ACFA régionale de Wood Buffalo. He is an active member of the community, and has volunteered with Fort McMurray Scouts, Norfort Gymnastics, and youth soccer. Mr. Matte holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from Laval University, and a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the Sauder School of Business through the University of British Columbia.

Staci Millard - Public Member

Staci Millard is owner of the S. Millard Chartered Professional Accountant firm, focusing on small to mid-sized business and providing full service accounting and advisory support. Ms. Millard has served on several community and advisory boards, including serving as treasurer for the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce. Recent awards and nominations include the 2018 Female Entrepreneur of the Year for the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, 2019 Emerging Entrepreneur award from Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, and nominee for the 2016 RBC Women of Influence award.

Ms. Millard holds a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and is a Certified General Accountant.

 Nadine Rimmer - Faculty Representative
Dr.  Rimmer is the Keyano College Faculty Association elected member to the Board of Governors in May 2017.  She currently teaches nursing in the School of University Studies, Career Programs and Academic Upgrading.

Dr. Rimmer is a 1988 Nursing Diploma Graduate from Keyano College. She completed her BScN from the University of Alberta and a Master of Nursing from the University of Southern Queensland.  Nadine just completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice with distinction from Capella University in March 2017.

Dr. Rimmer currently resides in Fort McMurray.

 Prasan Naik - Non-Academic Staff Representative
A key member of Keyano College’s Information Technology Systems department, Prasan Naik has been the college’s Application System Analyst since 2014, providing analytical and technical support and improving business processes for college departments. Prior to that, he served as a Financial System Administrator and as an instructor for Keyano College.
Tyshaine Page - Student member
Picture of womanTyshaine Page is the President of the Students' Association of Keyano College. She is currently enrolled in her fourth year in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program at Keyano College. She is the recipient of awards acknowledging her excellence in academics and leadership. Ms. Page achieved placement on the President's List, and received an award for Academic Excellence. She is also an avid sports enthusiast, representing Keyano College on the Keyano Huskies Women's basketball team.
Britainea Young - Student Member

Britainea Young is enrolled in her third year in the Bachelor of Education degree program at Keyano College. She is the President of Keyano College’s Education Students' Association. She has served as Vice President of Operations of Keyano College’s Education Students' Association, Governor of the Students' Association of Keyano College, and student representative on the Academic Council of Keyano College. She is a recipient of the Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship, the Louise McKinney Scholarship, and the Keyano College Board of Governors Award of Distinction.

 

Board of Governors meetings 

Our schedule for the 2019-2020 academic year is:
(Please Note: dates are subject to change)

September 19, 2019
 Agenda

Distribution: 

Board of Governors Members: 

Shelley Powell (Chair), Tyrone Brass, Matthew Creighton, Kim Farwell, Joe MacNeil, Chris Matte, Staci Millard, Margaret Ziolecki, Nadine Rimmer (KCFA), Prasan Naik (CUPE), Tyshaine Page (SAKC), Britainea Young (SAKC),  Trent Keough

Staff: Tracy Boyde, Suzie Johnson, Dale Mountain, Fred Russell, Joanne Duthie (RS)

4:00 p.m.

1           Call to Order & Round-table Introductions (S. Powell / T. Keough)

1.1          Order In Council – 147-2019

1.2          Order In Council – 157-2019

1.3          Board of Governors Roster

 

4:05 p.m.

2           Opening Remarks (S. Powell / T. Keough)

 

4:10 p.m.

3           Adoption of Agenda

MOTION:  “THAT the agenda for the Orientation Meeting of the Board of Governors be approved as presented / amended.”

 

MOTION

4:12 p.m.

4           Declarations

4.1          Declaration of Conflict of Interest

4.2          Declaration of Fraud & Irregularities

4.3          Key Management Personnel Declarations

 

4:15 p.m.

5        Vice President Finance & Administration & CFO (D. Mountain)

5.1          Departmental Overview

 

 

4:40 p.m.

6           Vice President Infrastructure & CIO (T. Boyde)

6.1         Departmental Overview

 

5:00 p.m.                             30 Minute Recess                           

5:30 p.m.

7        VP Academic (F. Russell)

7.1          Departmental Overview

 

6:00 p.m.

8         Executive Director Human Resources (S. Johnson)

8.1            Departmental Overview

 


 

6:20 p.m.

9         President & CEO (T. Keough)

9.1            Board Operations & Corporate Board Responsibilities

9.2            Appointments – 1st and 2nd Vice Chair, Board of Governors

9.3            Appointments – Chair & Vice Chair, Governance & HR Committee   

 

 

 

MOTION:  2019-20 – 0XX

MOTION:  2019-20 – 0XX

 

6:45 p.m.

10        Closing Remarks (S. Powell / T. Keough)

 

7:00 p.m.

11        Adjournment

MOTION:  “THAT the Orientation Meeting of the Board of Governors be adjourned.”

 

MOTION

 
 Minutes

In-Person Attendees: Shelley Powell (Chair), Chris Matte, Staci Millard, Margaret Ziolecki, Nadine Rimmer, Tyshaine Page, Britainea Young, Trent Keough

Teleconference Attendees:  N/A

Regrets:  Tyrone Brass, Matthew Creighton, Kim Farwell, Joe MacNeil, Staci Millard, Prasan Naik, Fred Russell

Staff:  Suzie Johnson, Dale Mountain, Tracy Boyde, Peggy Baldwin (Recording Secretary)

Guests:  N/A

 

  1. 1.       Call to Order & Introductions

The meeting was called to order at 4:04 p.m.  Round table introductions were completed.

 

  1. 2.       Opening Remarks (S. Powell)

S. Powell welcomed everyone to the Orientation and thanked them for taking the opportunity to be a part of the Keyano College Board of Governors.  Members of the Board were encouraged to take the time to engage with Faculty, Staff and Students.  Members were reminded to be respectful of the past and previous decisions, and to move forward with an open mind and a willingness to lead the College towards a positive and sustainable future. 

 

  1. 3.       Adoption of the Agenda

The agenda was presented for review.

MOTION:  “That the agenda for the Board Orientation meeting be adopted as presented.”

                                                                                                                                                                                               Moved:  K. Farwell

                                                                                                                                                                                                Seconded:  T. Page

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Carried

 

  1. 4.       Declarations (All)

4.1.                 Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Board members were provided with copies of the Acknowledgement and Undertaking Regarding Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest for review and signing.  Members were asked to return them to the Board Secretary by October 13, 2019.

 

4.2.                 Declaration of Fraud & Irregularities

          None were declared.

 

4.3.                 Key Management Personnel Declarations)

Board members were provided with copies of the Related Party Transaction Forms for review and signing.  This document is related to the Public Sector Accounting Standards and forms part of our yearly audit.  Members were asked to return them to the Board Secretary by October 13, 2019.

 


  1. 5.       Vice President Finance & Administration and CFO (D. Mountain)

D. Mountain provided an overview of his portfolio.  A copy of the presentation was filed with the agenda package for future reference.

 

  1. 6.       Vice President Infrastructure and CIO (T. Boyde)

T. Boyde provided an overview of his portfolio.  A copy of the presentation was filed with the agenda package for future reference.

 

  1. 7.       Vice President Academic (F. Russell)

As F. Russell was out of town, T. Keough provided an overview of the Academic portfolio on his behalf.  A copy of the presentation was filed with the agenda package for future reference.

 

  1. 8.       Executive Director Human Resources (S. Johnson)

S. Johnson provided an overview of her portfolio.  A copy of the presentation was filed with the agenda package for future reference.

 

  1. 9.       President & CEO (T. Keough)

9.1  Board Operations and Corporate Board Responsibilities                                                               

T. Keough provided an overview of the “Board Operations and Corporate Board Responsibilities” document that was included in the agenda package and provided for information.

 

9.2  Appointments – 1st and 2nd Vice Chair, Board of Governors

Deferred

 

9.3  Appointments – Chair and Vice Chair, Governance & HR Committee

Deferred

 

  1. 10.   Closing Remarks

Thanks to the Executive Team for the overviews of their areas.  The information was greatly appreciated, and the Board looks forward to working together in the future.

 

  1. 11.   Adjournment

With no further business, the Committee of the Whole meeting of the Board of Governors adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

 
October 15, 2019
 Agenda 

Distribution: 

Board of Governors Members:   

Shelley Powell (Chair), Tyrone Brass, Matthew Creighton, Kim Farwell, Joe MacNeil, Chris Matte, Staci Millard, Margaret Ziolecki, Nadine Rimmer (KCFA), Prasan Naik (CUPE), Tyshaine Page (SAKC), Britainea Young (SAKC), Trent Keough

Staff:  Tracy Boyde, Suzie Johnson, Dale Mountain, Fred Russell, Peggy Baldwin (RS)

5:45 p.m.

1            Call to Order & Introductions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 5:50 p.m.

2           Declarations of conflict of Interest

2.1         Signing of acknowledgement & Undertaking as Necessary

2.2         Submission of Key Management Personnel Related Parties and Conflict of Interest Forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:55 p.m.

3           Adoption of Agenda

MOTION:  “THAT the agenda for the meeting of the Board of Governors be approved as presented / amended.”

MOTION

 

6:00 p.m.

4           Approval of Minutes

4.1          Minutes of September 19th (Unavailable at this time)

 

 

 

6:05 p.m.

5           College Entities (T. Keough)

5.1         Foundation update

5.2         Land Trust update

 

 

 

 

6:15 p.m.

6            Board of Governors Sub-Committees (All)

6.1         Committee Membership (Attached)

6.2         Committee Terms of Reference (Attached)

6.3         Committee Appointments

 

 

 

6:30 p.m.

 

 

6:45 p.m.

7            Comprehensive Institutional Plan (T. Keough, F. Russell)

7.1      Updated draft 2019-2022 CIP (Attachment To Follow) 

 

8            Finance & Audit Committee (M. Creighton)

8.1         Sub-committee update

 

 

8.2         Keyano Foundation Audited Financial Statements June 30, 2019 (Attached)

 

 

 

 


6:50 p.m.

 

 

9           Executive Office  

9.1         President & CEO Report (T. Keough)

9.2         Cyber-Security Update (T. Boyde)

 

 

 

 

 

 6:55p.m.

10        Board Chair Updates (S. Powell)

 

 

 

7:00 p.m.


11        Information / Other / Key Dates

November 2nd – Keyano College Gala

November 13th – BOG Meeting

November 26th – Student Awards

December 11th – BOG Meeting/Board Cheer

 

                 

 

7:00 p.m.

12           Adjournment

MOTION

 

 
 Minutes

In-Person Attendees: Shelley Powell (Chair), Tyrone Brass, Matthew Creighton, Kim Farwell, Joe MacNeil, Chris Matte, Staci Millard, Margaret Ziolecki, Nadine Rimmer, Prasan Naik, Tyshaine Page, Britainea Young, Trent Keough

Staff:  Suzie Johnson, Dale Mountain, Frederick Russell, Tracy Boyde, Peggy Baldwin (Recording Secretary)

 

  1. 1.       Call to Order & Introductions

The meeting was called to order at 5:49 p.m.

 

  1. 2.       Conflict of Interest

2.1.   Declaration of Conflict of Interest

None were declared.

 

2.2.   Declaration of Fraud & Irregularities

None were declared

 

  1. 3.       Adoption of Agenda (All)

The following amendment was made to the agenda that was included with the original package:

  • 6.3.1              Committee Appointments
  • 6.3.2              Chair & Vice Chair – Governance & HR Committee
  • 6.3.3              1st Vice Chair & 2nd Vice Chair – Board of Governors

 

MOTION:  “THAT the Public Agenda be approved as amended.”

Moved:  K. Farwell

Seconded:  T. Page 

Carried

                               

  1. 4.       Approval of Minutes

4.1.                 Draft Minutes

The Minutes of the September 19, 2019 meeting were unavailable for review and approval and will presented on November 13, 2019. 

 

  1. 5.       College Entities (T. Keough)

5.1.                 Keyano College Foundation

Administration is currently working to put the Foundation’s Board of Directors back in place.  Several community members expressed an interest in joining the Board, and will be contacted in the coming weeks.  A date for an AGM will be set where a new Terms of Reference will be presented.  In the past, the Chair of the Board of Governors has been an ex-officio member.  However, guidelines are set by AGLC and the College will ensure that Board of Governors representation falls within those guidelines.

 

5.2.                 Keyano College Land Trust Corporation (T. Keough)

The governance review that has been underway with the KCLTC is almost complete.  New governance documents have been drafted and the existing MOU will be revised based on those.  A complete package will be presented to the Board when appropriate.  Going forward, the KCLTC will be required to have its own administrative services to ensure they are arms-length from the College.  The development of a new business case for the Trust will be a priority and will be presented to the Board at a future date.

 

  1. 6.       Board of Governors Sub Committees (All)

6.1.                 Committee Membership

The current committee structure and membership was provided for information.

 

6.2.                 Committee Terms of Reference

The current Terms of Reference for the Finance & Audit Committee and the Governance & HR Committee were provided for information.

 

6.3    Committee Appointments

6.3.1      Committee Appointments

Following a brief discussion regarding areas of interest with respect to Finance & Audit and/or Governance & HR, the following motion was tabled:

OMNIBUS MOTION:  “THAT the following members of the Board of Governors be appointed to the Finance &                 Audit Committee:

  1. Staci Millard, and
  2. Kim Farwell

                THAT the following members of the Board of Governors be appointed to the Governance & HR Committee:

  1. Margaret Ziolecki
  2. Joe MacNeil
  3. Tyshaine Page, and
  4. Britainea Young.”
Moved:  S. Millard

Seconded:  C. Matte 

Carried

                               

6.3.1      Chair & Vice Chair – Governance & HR Committee

Following a brief discussion, the following motion was tabled:

MOTION:  “THAT the Board of Governors approve the following appointments to the Governance & HR Committee:

  1. Joe MacNeil be appointed as Chair of the Governance & HR Committee until such time as his term on the Board of Governors expires; and
  2. Margaret Ziolecki be appointed as Vice Chair of the Governance & HR Committee until such time as her term on the Board of Governors expires.”
Moved:  N. Rimmer

Seconded:  M. Creighton 

Carried

 

6.3.1      1st Vice Chair & 2nd Vice Chair – Board of Governors

Following a brief discussion, the following motion was tabled:

MOTION:  “THAT the Board of Governors approve the following appointments:

  1. Tyrone Brass be appointed as 1st Vice Chair of the Board of Governors until such time as his term on the Board expires; and
  2. Chris Matte be appointed as 2nd Vice Chair of the Board of Governors until such time as his term on the Board expires.”
Moved:  P. Naik

Seconded:  S. Millard 

Carried

 

  1. 7.       Comprehensive Institutional Plan (T. Keough / F. Russell)

7.1.                 Updated DRAFT 2019 – 2022 CIP

The draft CIP was shared previously with existing and new Board members, and is now in the final stages of completion.  The Financials will be added when complete, which is likely to be mid-December.  Board members will be asked to take a final look at the document and provide feedback based on the date included with the distribution.  The CIP is due to be submitted to the GOA by December 31, 2019, but will likely be delayed based on the inclusion of the approved financials.  Administration will reach out to the Minister’s office to request an extension.

 

  1. 8.       Finance & Audit Committee (M. Creighton)

8.1.   Sub Committee Update

M. Creighton provided an overview of the meeting that took place on October 9, 2019.  The following items were discussed:

  • Committee membership and the existing Terms of Reference.
  • The 2019 Audited Financial Statements for the Keyano Foundation
  • Audit recommendations regarding legislative compliance and accuracy
  • The KCLTC and issues of classification
  • Infrastructure and IT requirements
  • Status of the Finance Department
  • 2019/2020 Keyano College Budget

 

8.2.   Keyano Foundation Audited Financial Statements June 30, 2019

The audited financial statements for the Keyano Foundation for year ending June 30, 2019 were presented to the Board of Governors for information. 

MOTION:  “That the Board of Governors accept the Keyano Foundation’s Audited Financial Statements to June 30, 2019 for information.”

Moved:  S. Millard

Seconded:  M. Ziolecki 

Carried

 


  1. 9.       Executive Office

9.1.                 President & CEO Report (T. Keough)

Following a request from the Board, research was conducted into the Board of Governors Awards of Excellence.  The endowment was not properly established to be sustainable.  The endowment, the distribution of the awards and the ongoing practice of donating the honourarium has not been brought forward for discussion for several years.  It was agreed that best practice would be to review this item on an annual basis.

ACTION:  P. Baldwin to add to a future agenda for an in-camera discussion of the Board.

 

9.2.                 Cyber Security Update (T. Boyde)

T. Boyde provided an overview of a security incident that occurred on September 25, 2019.  A staff member discovered they had access to a folder that they should not have.  IT determined that it was a configuration issue.  Administration sought legal advice and engaged a forensic IT team.  An investigation was initiated.

It is believed that the error was made by accident and there was no malicious intent.  Staff were reminded that they are obligated to keep all information confidential, and they were asked to self-identify if they viewed information that they should not have. 

In the coming months, Administration will be conducting a full risk analysis of IT systems and processes.  This will be included on the Corporate Risk Register, but may also be broken out to form a separate and detailed IT risk register once all the information has been compiled.

Items to consider:

  • Compliance Certificates
  • Reporting Structures and Timelines / Deadlines
  • Administrative Calendars / Oversight

 

  1. 10.   Board Chair Updates (S. Powell)
  • Board Chairs and Presidents have been invited to a meeting with the Minister on November 1, 2019.
  • Kudos to the Finance Team for completing the Consolidated Financial by the deadline.
  • Many thanks to those members who put their names forward to fill the vacant committee positions.

 

  1. 11.   Information / Other

Key dates for upcoming events were provided for information.

 

  1. 12.    Adjournment

        With no further business, the meeting of the Board of Governors adjourned at 6:52 p.m.

MOTION:  “THAT the meeting of the Board of Governors be adjourned.”

Moved:  N. Rimmer

Seconded:  M. Creighton

Carried

 
November 13, 2019
Agenda

Distribution: 

Board of Governors Members:   

Shelley Powell (Chair), Tyrone Brass (1st Vice Chair), Chris Matte (2nd Vice Chair), Matthew Creighton, Kim Farwell, Joe MacNeil, Staci Millard, Margaret Ziolecki, Nadine Rimmer (KCFA), Prasan Naik (CUPE), Tyshaine Page (SAKC), Britainea Young (SAKC), Trent Keough

Staff:  Tracy Boyde, Suzie Johnson, Dale Mountain, Fred Russell, Teena Francis, Peggy Baldwin (RS)

5:30 p.m.

1            Call to Order & Introductions (S. Powell)

 

 

5:35 p.m.

2           Declarations & Standing Agenda Items (All)

2.1         Declaration of Conflict of Interest

2.2         Declaration of Fraud & Irregularities

 

 

5:40 p.m.

3           Adoption of Agenda

MOTION:  “THAT the agenda for the meeting of the Board of Governors be approved as presented / amended.”

MOTION

5:45 p.m.

4           Approval of Minutes

4.1         July 11, 2019

4.2         September 19, 2019

4.3         October 15, 2019

MOTION:  “THAT the minutes for the meeting of the Board of Governors held on July 11, 2019, be received as information; and that the minutes for the Board of Governors meetings held on September 19, 2019, and October 15, 2019, be approved as presented / amended.”

 

MOTION

5:50 p.m.

5           Standing Agenda Items

5.1         Cyber Security Update (T. Boyde)

5.2         Legislative Compliance Update (D. Mountain)

5.3         Risk Register (T. Keough)

 

 

5:55 p.m.

6           College Entities – Verbal Update (T. Keough)

6.1          Keyano Foundation

6.2          Keyano College Land Trust Corporation

 

 

 

6:05 p.m.

7            Academic Council Program Updates (F. Russell)

7.1          English for Academic Purposes

7.2          Business Aviation

7.3          Process Operations Suspension

 

MOTION 2019-20 – 0XX

MOTION 2019-20 – 0XX

MOTION 2019-20 – 0XX


6:20 p.m.

 

 

8           Executive Office  

8.1         ED Human Resources (S. Johnson)

8.2         VP Academic (F. Russell)

8.3         VP Infrastructure & CIO (T. Boyde)

8.4         VP Corporate Service & CFO (D. Mountain)

  • 2019/2020 Keyano College Budget Update

8.5         President & CEO Report (T. Keough)

  • 2017/2018 Keyano College Annual Report
  • 2018/2019 Keyano College Annual Report
  • 2019/20 – 2021/22 Comprehensive Institutional Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:45 p.m.

9            Negotiation Mandate (S. Powell)

 

MOTION“That the Committee of the Whole and Board of Governors has issued a negotiation mandate to administration.”

 

MOTION

6:50 p.m.

10        Board Chair Updates (S. Powell)

 

6:55 p.m.


11        Information / Other / Key Dates

11.1      Sub-Committee Membership List

11.2       Board Governance of Publicly Funded PSI’s in Alberta (Attached)

11.3       Key Dates

  • November 14, 2019 – Minister Nicolaides Visit
  • November 26, 2019 – Student Awards
  • November 28, 2019 – Employee Recognition
  • December 11, 2019 – BOG Meeting/Board Cheer

 

7:00 p.m.

12           Adjournment

MOTION“That the meeting of the Board of Governors be adjourned.”

MOTION

 
Minutes

In-Person Attendees: Tyrone Brass, Kim Farwell, Joe MacNeil, Chris Matte, Staci Millard, Margaret Ziolecki, Nadine Rimmer, Prasan Naik, Tyshaine Page, Britainea Young, Trent Keough

Videoconference / Teleconference Attendees: Shelley Powell (Chair), Matthew Creighton

Regrets: N/A

Staff: Suzie Johnson, Dale Mountain, Frederick Russell, Tracy Boyde, Peggy Baldwin (Recording Secretary)

Guests: Vincella Thompson, Kerry Ferguson, Nermin Zukic, Susie Bowles, Sandra Efu, Laura Herwick, Vignesh Rajasekar (Fort McMurray Aviation)

 

1. Call to Order & Introductions

The meeting was called to order at 5:29 p.m.

 

2. Conflict of Interest

2.1. Declaration of Conflict of Interest

None were declared.

 

2.2. Declaration of Fraud & Irregularities

None were declared

 

3. Adoption of Agenda (S. Powell)

The agenda for the public meeting of the Board of Governors was presented for review and approval and the following amendment was requested:

Add: “Agenda Item 9.0: Negotiating Mandate” and adjust numbering accordingly.

MOTION: “THAT the Public Agenda be approved as amended.”

Moved: J. MacNeil

Seconded: T. Page

Carried

 

4. Approval of Minutes (S. Powell)

4.1. Draft Minutes

The Minutes of the following meetings of the Board of Governors were presented;

 

4.1 (a) July 11, 2019

MOTION: THAT the minutes for the meeting of the Board of Governors held on July 11, 2019 be received for information.

Moved: M. Creighton

Seconded: N. Rimmer

Carried

 

4.1 (b) September 19, 2019

MOTION: THAT the minutes for the meeting of the Board of Governors held on September 19, 2019 be approved as presented.

Moved: M. Creighton

Seconded: N. Rimmer

Carried

 

4.1 (c) October 15, 2019

MOTION: THAT the minutes for the meeting of the Board of Governors held on October 15, 2019 be approved as presented.

Moved: T. Page

Seconded: M. Ziolecki

Abstained: M. Creighton

Carried

 

5. Standing Agenda Items – To Follow As a Regular Standing Agenda Item When Available

5.1. Cyber Security Update (T. Boyde)

5.2. Legislative Compliance Update (D. Mountain)

5.3. Risk Register (T. Keough)

 

6. College Entities – Verbal Updates (Deferred)

6.1. Keyano Foundation

6.2. Keyano College Land Trust Corporation

 

7. Academic Council Program Updates (F. Russell)

7.1. English for Academic Purposes

The English for Academic Purposes program will assist students who require English language upgrading to further their academic pursuits. Graduates of this program will be prepared for progression into post-secondary education; develop English language competency in reading, writing, listening and speaking for academic purposes; and acquire academic processes to support student success at the post secondary level. Subsequent to a brief discussion, the following motion was tabled:

MOTION: “THAT the Board of Governors approve the creation of an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program with the specialization name of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for submission through PAPRS to Advanced Education for formal approval.”

Moved: S. Millard

Seconded: C. Matte

Carried

 

7.2. Business Aviation

The Business Aviation program would provide an opportunity for students to pursue a Business Aviation Diploma with a specialization in one of two key areas; Northern Flight Operations or Airline Operations. The two-year diploma program will provide students with business knowledge along with aviation training which is compliant with Transport Canada standards. This new 62-credit program will consist of twelve aviation courses and eight business courses, and will be delivered in partnership with Fort McMurray Aviation. It is projected to attract up to 24 students in years one and two.

NOTE: K. Farwell joined the meeting at 5:53 p.m.

M. Ziolecki recommended that the College follow-up with representatives from the Airport to ensure that students are prepared from a business perspective for labour market readiness, especially as it relates to airport management. One option could be for a 3rd year applied degree that could lead to additional studies in aviation management. Subsequent to a brief discussion, the following motion was tabled:

MOTION: “THAT the Board of Governors approve the creation of a Business Aviation Diploma program with a specialization in Northern Aviation Operations and a specialization in Airline Operations for submission through PAPRS to Advanced Education for formal approval.”

Moved: S. Millard

Seconded: C. Matte

Carried

 

7.3. Process Operator Suspension

Following consultation with the Program Advisory Committee and a thorough review through Academic Council, it was agreed that due to a decline in demand to hire Process Operators as well a decrease in applications and enrolment for the program, the Process Operator program should be recommended for suspension.

Subsequent to a brief discussion with representatives from both Academic Council and Trades who were in the audience, the following motion was tabled:

MOTION: “THAT the Board of Governors approve the request for Administration to move forward through PAPRS with the suspension of the Process Operations Co-op program for formal approval by Advanced Education.”

Moved: T. Brass

Seconded: M. Ziolecki

Carried

 

8. Executive Office

8.1. Executive Director Human Resources (S. Johnson)

The following overview was provided:

· Bargaining with both CUPE and KCFA is ongoing.

· The salary restraint that was set to expire on September 20, 2019 was extended for an additional 3 months. Administrative salaries have been frozen since 2016.

· Amendments to Bill 21 would lift the ban on replacement workers in the event of labour action.

· Several grievances are currently outstanding and in process.

· Keyano Development Day was a huge success with over 87% of survey responders indicating their overall satisfaction. Sessions were hosted by 35 internal college employees.

· Situational Leadership Training occurred in October for 47 members of College management.

· Code of Conduct and Safe Disclosure information sessions were held for staff.

· Lockdown Procedure training was held in October.

· Circles are being held regularly for faculty and staff.

 

8.2. Vice President Academic (F. Russell)

Final versions of the 2017-18 Annual Report and the 2019-20 – 2021-22 Comprehensive Institutional Plan will be finalized for presentation at the December meeting of the Board.

8.3. Vice President Infrastructure / CIO (T. Boyde)

The following overview was provided:

· An electrical report was commissioned to look at overall electrical compliance within the College’s infrastructure. PCL has completed its initial review, and the final report will be provided in December. Immediate life safety issues were addressed as they were identified.

· Work on the fence at Riedel will be complete in the coming weeks.

· IMP Funding was frozen for fiscal 2019/20 so projects earmarked for this and future years will be prioritized.

· A Phase 1 environmental assessment was completed by the Land Trust. A more in-depth assessment will be scheduled for the new year.

· A workshop with staff on data governance was completed as part of the Data Management Framework.

· Administration received a request for additional information related to the IT data breech that occurred. A formal report will be provided to the Board when received from the forensic auditor.

 

8.4. Vice President Corporate Services / CFO (D. Mountain)

The following overview was provided:

· The Alberta Budget 2019 resulted in several impacts to Keyano’s Campus AB Grant including a 2.2% reduction in operational funding. IMP funding was frozen for the current fiscal year; however, the College had $4.4M of deferred maintenance which will be used in the current year.

· AIT reduced apprenticeship seat funding by 5%.

· The year end for fiscal 2019 is going very well. It is expected that the OAG will schedule the Audit Exit on November 27, 2019. If so, the consolidated financial statements will be presented on December 11, 2019. It is anticipated that the accuracy will improve this year.

· KCLTC year-end is nearing completion. A meeting has been scheduled for November 20, 2019.

· The business interruption insurance claim was settled at $1.5M.

· The final holdback payment for SIF funding was received.

Note: T. Keough highlighted the excellent work that D. Mountain and the Finance team did to bring the College closer to a positive outcome with the Office of the Auditor General.

 

8.5. President & CEO Report (T. Keough)

No new items were presented.

 

9. Negotiation Mandate (S. Johnson)

An in-camera discussion was held during the Committee of the Whole meeting with respect to the KCFA Wage Reopener as well as CUPE bargaining. For the formal record of the Board, the following motion was approved:

MOTION: “That Administration proceed with negotiations / bargaining as mandated by the Board of Governors during the Committee of the Whole meeting on November 13, 2019.”

Moved: T. Brass

Seconded: C. Matte

Abstained: N. Rimmer / P. Naik / T. Keough

Carried

 

10. Board Chair Updates (S. Powell)

· The Board Chair recognized the hard work that went into the Gala, and extended thanks to those who contributed to making it a great event.

· Board members were asked to give some thought as to how they would like to see the strategy session take place / topics for discussion etc.

· It will be important to have voices of support at the RMWB Council Meeting on November 27, 2019 when Administration presents on the grant for the Art Gallery funding. The College is a community access point as well as a post-secondary institution. Unless we have a program cluster that supports the Arts, the College won’t be in a position to maintain the Theatre.

 

11. Information / Other

Key dates for upcoming events were provided for information.

 

12. Adjournment

With no further business, the meeting of the Board of Governors adjourned at 7:02 p.m.

MOTION: “THAT the meeting of the Board of Governors be adjourned.”

Moved: S. Millard

Seconded: J. MacNeil

Carried

 
 December 11, 2019 
Distribution: 

Board of Governors Members:   

Shelley Powell (Chair), Tyrone Brass (1st Vice Chair), Chris Matte (2nd Vice Chair), Matthew Creighton, Kim Farwell, Joe MacNeil, Staci Millard, Margaret Ziolecki, Nadine Rimmer (KCFA), Prasan Naik (CUPE), Tyshaine Page (SAKC), Britainea Young (SAKC), Trent Keough

Staff: Tracy Boyde, Suzie Johnson, Dale Mountain, Fred Russell, Teena Francis, Peggy Baldwin (RS)

Location: Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre – Kinesiology Room

5:30 p.m.

1            Call to Order & Introductions (S. Powell)

 

 

5:35 p.m.

2           Declarations & Standing Agenda Items (All)

2.1         Declaration of Conflict of Interest

2.2         Declaration of Fraud & Irregularities

 

 

5:40 p.m.

3           Adoption of Agenda

MOTION:  “THAT the agenda for the meeting of the Board of Governors be approved as presented / amended.”

MOTION

5:45 p.m.

4           Approval of Minutes

4.1         November 13, 2019

MOTION:  “THAT the minutes for the meeting of the Board of Governors held on November 13, 2019, be approved as presented / amended.”

 

MOTION

5:50 p.m.

5           Standing Agenda Items

5.1         Cyber Security Update (T. Boyde)

5.2         Legislative Compliance Update (D. Mountain)

5.3         Risk Register (T. Keough)

5.4         Quarterly Financial Reviews (D. Mountain)

 

 

5:55 p.m.

6           College Entities – Verbal Update (T. Keough)

6.1          Keyano Foundation

6.2          Keyano College Land Trust Corporation

 

 

6:00 p.m.

7           Finance & Audit Committee (M. Creighton / D. Mountain)

7.1          Minutes – November 27, 2019

7.2          Keyano College Land Trust Corporation Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended June 30, 2019

MOTION:  “THAT the Keyano College Land Trust Corporation Audited Financial Statements be received for information.”

7.3          Audit Exit Report

MOTION:  “THAT the Audit Exit Report from the Office of the Auditor General be received for information.”

7.4          Keyano College Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the Year Ended June 30, 2019

7.5          2019 – 2020 Proposed Operating Budget

7.6          2019 – 2020 Proposed Capital Budget 

 

 

MOTION

 

 

 

 

MOTION

 

 

MOTION 2019-20 – 0XX

 

MOTION 2019-20 – 0XX

MOTION 2019-20 – 0XX


6:20 p.m.

 

 

8           Executive Office  

8.1         ED Human Resources (S. Johnson)

8.1.1              Wage Reopener

8.2         VP Infrastructure & CIO (T. Boyde)

8.3         VP Corporate Service & CFO (D. Mountain)

8.4         President & CEO Report (T. Keough)

8.4.1      Tuition Recommendations

8.4.2      2017/2018 Keyano College Annual Report

8.4.3      2019/20 – 2021/22 Comprehensive Institutional Plan

 

 

 

MOTION 2019-20 – 0XX

 

 

 

MOTION 2019-20 – 0XX

MOTION 2019-20 – 0XX

MOTION 2019-20 – 0XX

 

6:50 p.m.

 

9            Board Chair Updates (S. Powell)

 

 

6:55 p.m.


10        Information / Other / Key Dates

10.1       Key Dates

  • December 24, 2019 – January 2, 2020 – Holiday Closure

 

7:00 p.m.

11           Adjournment

MOTION:  “That the meeting of the Board of Governors be adjourned.”

MOTION

 

January 16, 2020
 Agenda

Distribution:

Board of Governors Members:

Shelley Powell (Chair), Tyrone Brass (1st Vice Chair), Chris Matte (2nd Vice Chair), Matthew Creighton, Kim Farwell, Joe MacNeil, Staci Millard, Margaret Ziolecki, Nadine Rimmer, Prasan Naik, Tyshaine Page, Britainea Young, Trent Keough

Staff:

Tracy Boyde, Suzie Johnson, Dale Mountain, Fred Russell, Teena Francis, Peggy Baldwin (RS)

 

5:30 p.m. 1 Call to Order & Introductions (S. Powell)

5:35 p.m. 2 Declarations (All) 2.1 Declaration of Conflict of Interest 2.2 Declaration of Fraud & Irregularities

5:40 p.m. 3 Adoption of Agenda MOTION: “THAT the agenda for the meeting of the Board of Governors be approved as presented / amended.” MOTION

5:45 p.m. 4 Approval of Minutes 4.1 December 11, 2019 MOTION: “THAT the minutes for the meeting of the Board of Governors held on December 11, 2019, be approved as presented / amended.” MOTION

5:45 p.m. 5 Standing Agenda Items 5.1 Cyber Security Update (T. Boyde) 5.2 Legislative Compliance Update (D. Mountain) 5.3 Risk Register (T. Keough) 5.4 Quarterly Financial Reviews (D. Mountain)

5:50 p.m. 6 College Entities – Verbal Update (T. Keough) 6.1 Keyano Foundation 6.2 Keyano College Land Trust Corporation

6:00 p.m. 7 Finance & Audit Committee (M. Creighton / D. Mountain) 7.1 DRAFT Minutes – January 8, 2020 7.2 2019 – 2020 Proposed Capital Budget MOTION 2019-20 – 0XX

6:10 p.m. 8 Governance & HR Committee (J. MacNeil / T. Keough) 8.1 DRAFT Minutes – January 8, 2020

6:20 p.m.

9 Executive Office 9.1 Executive Director Human Resources (S. Johnson) 9.2 Vice President Academic (F. Russell) 9.2.1 Tuition & Mandatory Non-Instructional Fees 9.3 Vice President Infrastructure & CIO (T. Boyde) 9.4 Vice President Corporate Service & CFO (D. Mountain) 9.5 President & CEO Report (T. Keough)

6:35 p.m.

10 Board Chair Updates (S. Powell)

6:40 p.m. 11 Information / Other / Key Dates 11.1 Thank You Cards – Student Awards 2019

6:45 p.m. 12 Mikisew Cree First Nations Formal Request 12.1 Delegation · Rita Martin, Elder · Sally Whiteknife, Councillor · Kerry Ceretzke, Education Advisor

7:00 p.m. 13 Adjournment MOTION: “That the meeting of the Board of Governors be adjourned.” MOTION

 
 Minutes
 
  • February 20, 2020
  • March 19, 2020
  • April 23, 2020
  • May 13, 2020
  • June 10, 2020

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