The purpose of this policy is to explain the expectations that the Justice Institute places on its Board members while members serve at the Justice Institute. Members of the Board are representing a public institution and should keep in mind at all times that their conduct reflects upon the Justice Institute. The Justice Institute asks its Board members to represent the Justice Institute with integrity at all times. Board members will be expected to avoid any conflict of interest or perceived conflict of interest that might impair or impugn their independence or integrity.
All Board members, voting or non-voting.
As part of their commitment to the Board, members of the Board are required to affirm an oath agreeing to abide by the Board Conduct Bylaw.
Board means the governing board as defined in the College and Institute Act.
President means the President of the Justice Institute. The President is a non-voting member of the Board.
Board Chair means member, other than the President, elected annually to the position of the chair from among the voting Board members.
Board members are expected to act at all times in good faith and with honesty and due diligence. Board members’ conduct in Board meetings and while representing the Justice Institute shall reflect social standards of courtesy, respect and dignity.
Board members are expected to regularly attend meetings and to adequately prepare for the duties expected of them. If a member of the board has not attended three (3) consecutive regular meetings of the board, the member is no longer a member of the board unless excused by resolution of the board.
The Board speaks as with one voice. The Board Chair or someone designated by the chair represents the Board in the public. All Board members must refer to the Chair for public comments about the Board and its decisions. Board members shall publicly stand by and uphold decisions of the Board.
The conduct and language of Board members must be free from any discrimination or harassment prohibited by the Human Rights Code of British Columbia and must be in compliance with the Harassment Policy of the Justice Institute.
Confidential information must not be used for any purpose outside that of undertaking the work of the Board. To this end each member of the Board shall take due care to ensure that confidential information of the Board is not made public.
Performance of Board duties shall not result in any personal or private financial or other substantive gain for its members. (Private gain does not include honoraria for service on the Board.)
Actions taken in the course of performing duties as a member of the Board shall neither cause nor suggest the reality or perception that the member’s ability to perform or exercise those duties has been or could be affected by private gain or interest. All Board members shall ensure that:
Last updated May 20, 2015
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