Faculty member sought for responsible investing advisory committee

The York University Advisory Committee on Responsible Investing (YUACRI) has a vacancy for a faculty representative to serve on the committee. The term of membership is three years.

Faculty interested in volunteering for service on the committee should submit a brief note indicating the interest by email to Judy Horwood, executive assistant, Office of the Vice-President Finance & Administration (VPFA). The deadline for submissions of interest is Sept. 15.

A reasonable balance between full-time and contract faculty along with Faculty, discipline and campuses represented will be taken into consideration when selecting the new member.

During 2012, York University President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri accepted a recommendation from the President’s Sustainability Council (PSC) that the University create an advisory committee on responsible investing that includes student and employee members. The recommendation was for this advisory committee to provide a forum to discuss and express opinions on the responsible investing of University endowment funds. The committee would also, from time to time, provide advice to the University administration through the VPFA who is responsible for formulating recommendations for decision by the Board of Governors of York University, through its Investment Committee.

The Terms of Reference for a York University Advisory Committee on Responsible Investing (YUACRI) have been established and can be found at http://yuacri.info.yorku.ca/. These terms call for a committee membership that includes three members of the faculty and one member of the administrative staff to be appointed, upon an open call for volunteer members. The committee also includes three student members representing the York Federation of Students, the York University Graduate Students Association and the PSC Student Sub-committee. University Treasurer Laurie Lawson and Chief Financial Officer Trudy Pound-Curtis will also be members of the YUACRI.

The selection of the new member will be made by the president in consultation with the PSC Chair.