Shirley Hoy has been acclaimed chair of U of T’s Governing Council for the 2016/17 term.

Serving as a council member since December 2008, Hoy served as vice-chair of Governing Council for the last two years and will begin her term as chair on July 1 through June 30, 2017. An election is currently underway to elect a new vice-chair as elections are required yearly in accordance with the University of Toronto Act.

Hoy received both her undergraduate and Master’s of Social Work degrees at U of T prior to working as city manager at the City of Toronto and CEO of the Toronto Lands Corporation.

Current chair of Governing Council Judy Goldring will complete her term until the end of June after holding the position for three years.

Goldring received her undergraduate degree from U of T, and is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer at AGF Management Ltd. and a member of the board of directors at AGF Management Ltd.

Established in 1971, Governing Council is the highest decision-making body at the university and “oversees the academic, business, and student affairs of the university”.