The Brandon University Foundation Incorporation Act
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This version is current as of November 30, 2022.
It has been in effect since June 29, 1998.

Note: Earlier consolidated versions are not available online.


S.M. 1987-88, c. 69

The Brandon University Foundation Incorporation Act

(Assented to July 17, 1987)

WHEREAS the Brandon University Foundation was incorporated by An Act to Incorporate Brandon University Foundation, S.M. 1980, c. 89;

AND WHEREAS the Brandon University Foundation, by its petition prayed that it be continued as hereinafter set forth and it is expedient to grant the prayer of its petition;

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:



In this Act,

"directors" means the board of directors of the foundation; (« administrateurs »)

"foundation" means Brandon University Foundation.  (« Fondation »)



The foundation is hereby continued as hereinafter set forth.



The foundation shall comprise the persons who are, from time to time, directors of the foundation.



The purposes of the foundation are to promote the advancement of higher education at Brandon University and to improve the quality of its facilities and activities.



In furtherance of its purposes, the foundation has the powers of a natural person and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, has the power to

(a) solicit and receive donations or contributions of, and hold, control and administer property of every kind and description, whether real or personal and wheresoever situated;

(b) pay or otherwise distribute the income of and from any property of the foundation;

(c) sell, dispose of, assign, transfer, mortgage, exchange or lease any property at any time held by the foundation;

(d) pay or otherwise transfer, from time to time, its assets, or any portion thereof, to Brandon University;

(e) subject to the limitations imposed by any trust, make investments exercising the judgment and care that a person of prudence, discretion and intelligence would exercise in administering the property of others;

(f) without limiting the generality of clauses (a) to (e), pass on and entrust to one or more trust companies the custody and management of all or any part of the property of or held by the foundation in such manner and in such portions as the directors may deem proper and for that purpose enter into agreements with trust companies with respect thereto.

S.M. 1998, c. 58, s. 2.

Non-profit foundation


The foundation shall be carried on without the purpose of gain for members and any profit or other accretions to the foundation shall be used in promoting the purposes of the foundation.

Board of directors


The affairs of the foundation shall be administered by a board of directors consisting of not more than 42 or less than eight persons of whom three shall be members of the Board of Governors of Brandon University.

Ex officio directors


The president of Brandon University, the mayor of The City of Brandon, the senior financial officer of Brandon University as appointed by the board of governors of Brandon University and the director of development of Brandon University appointed by the board of governors of Brandon University are members of the board of directors but the president of Brandon University and the mayor of The City of Brandon may each nominate a person to act on the board of directors in his or her place and stead and the person so acting is a member of the board of directors.

Additional members of board


Subject to subsection (1), the directors shall, from the time to time, appoint or elect additional persons as directors of the foundation.

Terms of office


The members of the board of directors, other than the persons named in subsection (2) shall hold office and shall be replaced in accordance with the by-laws of the foundation.

S.M. 1994, c. 31, s. 3.

Power to enact by-laws


The board of directors may pass by-laws regulating

(a) the carrying out of the purposes of the foundation;

(b) the fixing of its fiscal year;

(c) the time or times of distribution of income or assets of the foundation;

(d) audits of the books and records of the foundation;

(e) the appointment and term of office of members of the board of directors;

(f) the appointment of officers and committees;

(g) the convening and holding of meetings of directors;

(h) such other matters as may be deemed advisable for the convenient and efficient carrying out the purpose of the foundation.

Distribution on dissolution


In the event of the dissolution of the foundation, after the payment of all debts and liabilities, any remaining rights, property and assets of the foundation shall be transferred or assigned to Brandon University so long as it is at such time a charitable, non-profit corporation.



An Act to Incorporate Brandon University Foundation, chapter 89 of the Statutes of Manitoba, 1980, is repealed.

Commencement of Act


This Act comes into force on a day fixed by proclamation.