Approved/revised: February 19, 2016
A. The powers and duties of the Board shall be as determined by the College and Institute Act.
B. The affairs of the Institute shall be governed by the Board and the Education Council. The powers and membership of
each body shall be as required by the College and Institute Act.
C. Board Composition
(1) The NVIT Board is composed of:
(a) 8 or more persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
i. Board vacancies will be publicly posted. Using the competency skills matrix, the NVIT Board or Board
Executive Committee, will determine suitable Aboriginal candidates for the Board and will submit those to
ii. The nomination of Board members will be structured to reflect the provincial mandate of the institution
while maintaining a connection to its founding bands.
- In addition to using a publicly posted nomination process, the institution’s “founding communities” will
be provided the opportunity to nominate candidates to fill two seats on the Board.
- The remaining seats will be publicly posted for Aboriginal “members-at-large” when vacant, with
nominees able to be drawn from anywhere in British Columbia, including the Nicola Valley.
(b) one person from the instructional staff elected by instructional staff members;
(c) two students elected by the students;
(d) one person from the support staff, elected by the support staff;
(e) the President;
(f) the Chair of the Education Council.
(2) With the exception of the President and the Chair of the Education Council, each Board member in attendance
will have one vote at all meetings of the Board.
(3) An NVIT instructional or support staff employee is not eligible to be or to remain a member of the Board if he/she is a
voting member of the executive body of, or an officer of, an instructional, administrative or other staff association of
the institution who has the responsibility, or joint responsibility with others, to (i) negotiate with the Board on behalf
of the instructional, administrative or other staff association of the institute, the terms and conditions of service of
members of that association, or (ii) adjudicate disputes regarding members of the instructional, administrative or
other staff association of the institute.
D. At the first meeting of the Board following the appointment or election of a Board member, the new Board member will
affirm, sign and date the following Oath of Office:
"I, , sincerely promise and affirm that I will truly, faithfully and impartially, to the best of my ability, execute the
duties and responsibilities of my position as a member of the Board of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. I have
read and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and Ethical Conduct bylaw of the Institute."
E. The members of the Board shall elect annually a Chair from among the members of the Board appointed by the
Lieutenant Governor in Council. The Vice Chair, Executive Committee, ARM Committee and committee chairs shall be
elected annually from among the members of the Board appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. All members
are eligible to vote except the ex-officio members. The vote shall occur during the Fall meeting of the Board and shall
take effect immediately following the adjournment of this meeting.