Alberta University of the Arts follows a bicameral or shared governance structure as defined by the Alberta Post-secondary Learning Act.

This shared governance structure involves legislated bodies and representative groups that provide a voice and perspective of the university’s stakeholders to institutional decision making.  Under this model, the Board of Governors has strategic and fiduciary oversight and responsibilities for the institution, while the General Faculties Council (GFC) has academic and student affairs oversight and responsibilities for the institution.

Day-to-day management of AUArts is the responsibility of the President and CEO, with the support of the President’s Cabinet, who works with both the Board and the GFC to accomplish the short-term and long-term goals of the institution within the mandate of the Alberta University of the Arts. 

The representative groups, including the AUArts Students Association, AUArts Faculty Association, and the Alberta Union of Public Employees (AUPE) represent their groups in specific legislated areas and advocate for their members’ interests when engaging with the Board, GFC, President & CEO, and the President’s Cabinet. 


Board of Governors

The Board of Governors plays a very important part in the ongoing governance of AUArts.

General Faculties Council

General Faculties Council (GFC), subject to the authority of the board, is responsible for the academic affairs of the university, as well as having general oversight of student affairs.

President & CEO

Dr. Daniel Doz's bold vision for AUArts's future and innovative views on its important role in our community have positioned AUArts for success on a national scale.

President's Cabinet

The AUArts President’s Cabinet is the strategic leadership body of Alberta University of the Arts advising the President + CEO on all issues related to delivering academic excellence.

Deans' Council

AUArts Deans’ Council serves as an advisory committee to the President and CEO, the Board of Governors and the General Faculties Council and has the powers, duties and functions delegated to it.

School Councils

AUArts has four Schools for it’s degree programs - The School of Craft + Emerging Media, The School of Visual Art, The School of Communication Design, and The School of Critical + Creative Studies.

Policies and Procedures

Welcome to the AUArts Policy and Procedures website, which is the central repository that constitutes the official version of all University wide policies and procedures.


Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIP” or “the Act”) under section 1(j) of the Act; as such, AUArts is committed to ensuring the lawful and consistent collection, use, disclosure, and protection of information under its custody and control.

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