The Board of the Alumni Association of Woodsworth College is made up of ten director at large and five executive positions. There are also five honorary directors (former board members who have been recognized for their exemplary service to the College and the AAWC).
Members of the board are elected at the annual general meeting of the Alumni Association, held in May. The board meets once a month during the academic year. It follows its strategic plan and operates under its mission statement which states that the AAWC will endeavour to “connect, re-connect and engage Woodsworth Alumni, through enriching experiences, with the College and the University communities."
All alumni of the College are eligible to sit on the Board of Directors. It is a wonderful way to network, make friends, acquire new skills and stay connected to Woodsworth and the University of Toronto!
Click here for the current list of board members.
Here are some of the highlights of the AAWC’s work:
Events: The board organizes educational events for alumni of all ages such as networking how to's and career development seminars. Other events include special lecturers, wine tastings, book and film club, outings to sporting events in Toronto, and the Alumni Cafés, and more!
Governance: The AAWC board is involved in issues of governance at the College. Members of the board sit on the following committees: College Council, Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, as well as special ad hoc committees such as principals’ search committees. The AAWC board also appoints two members each year to sit on the University of Toronto’s College of Electors, a body which elects the University of Toronto Chancellor as well as alumni governors for seats on Governing Council.
Building relationships with students: The AAWC stays involved with student activities at the college and occasionally runs events of interest to students such as networking events and career panels.
Mentorship: the AAWC supports the College's mentorship activities and promotes individuals coming forward to share their experiences with the students either one-to-one or in a group session.