A recently obtained ATIPP request reveals that Memorial University president Vianne Timmons has a secret advisory council with members society’s elite like Cathy Bennett, Brian Tobin, General Rick Hillier, etc.

The claimed purpose for this unaccountable body is to “help Memorial continue to advance its mission and reputation by providing strategic advice and guidance or other assistance on a range of issues.”

Issues discussed at their meetings to date include the new tuition framework, Memorial University Act proposed changes, strategic plan, president’s objectives for 2022-23, government relations, 2022-23 budget, staffing update, etc. See ATIPP below:

Matt Barter is a fourth-year student in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He enjoys reading thought-provoking articles, walks in nature, and volunteering in the community.


One response to “MUN President’s Secret Advisory Council”

  1. Why is it a secret council? What does it have to do with the Senate and the Board of Regents?

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