I'm now a member of the newly created indigenous engagement committee as a vice-chair. The aboriginal committee has not been set up as a standing committee, but rather as a subsidiary committee reporting to the People, Community, International (PCI) standing committee. Given the importance of the work of this new committee it may have been better to link directly to the board without passing through a standing committee. That said, it is a major step forward for this board.
Other changes of note: one of the student governors has been appointed as a standing committee chair (placing them onto the executive committee) and another as the vice chair of a standing committee. Only faculty chairing a committee is the UBC-O rep.