Report from the Board of Governors


A regular meeting of the Board of Governors took place on November 24.

The annual financial statements for the fiscal year 2020-2021 were presented by Christine Regimbal of the firm Raymond, Chabot, Grant and Thornton, which is responsible for auditing them. Once again this year. She lauded the efforts of the Finance department for their professional compliance with all requests made by the auditors. The audited financial statements were approved unanimously.

Similarly, the annual report 2020-2021, which the Ministry of Education requires all CEGEPs submit by December 1 each year, was approved by the Board. The annual report is compiled by the Quality Assurance and Planning Office with the participation of several key people responsible for different elements within the report. CRISPESH also presented its annual report.

In terms of the many construction contracts currently being carried out around the College, Dawson will have to undertake the replacement of the roof at the Daycare, work that must be completed by December 2023. Owing to the building’s heritage designation, the City of Westmount and the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications require that the existing asphalt shingle roof be replaced by a copper roof.

Long-delayed work on Oliver’s has advanced to near-completion. The much-needed student space is now largely visible to passers-by, and apart from installing the furnishings and some minor additional work, the College is now awaiting delivery of glass walls and doors for the front-facing portion.

An ambitious program by the Ministry to finance renovation, upgrade, construction projects or improvement of sports and recreational infrastructure under the Programme de soutien aux infrastructures sportives et récréatives scolaires et d’enseignement supérieur is calling on CEGEPs to submit proposals for a major funding. The deadline to apply is December 10.

Facilities Management intends to submit a plan for the transformation of the Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation Centre (PARC). If awarded, the Ministry will fund 66 2/3% of the eligible cost up to a maximum of $5 million. The transformation would improve the quality of resources, infrastructure and services offered to students and to the public. If accepted, the project must be completed before December 31, 2025. PARC facilities were constructed nearly 25 years ago,

Last Modified: December 1, 2021