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St. Augustine's and Its Governance

The government, conduct, management and control of the Seminary are vested in the Board of Governors, as stated in the St. Augustine's Seminary Act (1983) and outlined in the By-laws of the Board of Governors (1985, and amended in 1988, 1989, 2005, 2011, 2014 and 2015). The day-to-day operating authority of St. Augustine's is the Rector in consultation with the President who conducts the business of the Seminary with the co-operation of the Academic Council and of the Formation Council.


Matters of appointment, promotion, and termination are carried out in accordance with the general norms of academic procedure established by the Association of Theological Schools, those of the Toronto School of Theology, and those laid down by the Board of Governors of St. Augustine’s Seminary, and in accordance with the provisions of Canon Law (cf. can. 253).


2019-2020 Board of Governors


Ex-Officio Members

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins  Archbishop of Toronto and Chairman of the SAS Board of Governors                                                         

Most Reverend John A. Boissonneau     Senior Vicar General

Most Reverend Wayne Kirkpatrick          President

Most Reverend Vincent Nguyen              Vicar for Permanent Deacons

Reverend Luis Melo                                Academic Dean

Mr. James Milway                                   Chancellor of Temporal Affairs of the Archdiocese of Toronto and Treasurer of SAS


Elected Members

Reverend Edwin Gonsalves, Rector
Dr. Randy Boyagoda
Sr. Nida Fe Chavez, C.S.J.
Ms. Francesca Guolo 
Dr. Daniel W. Lang 
Mr. Paul John Podesta
Ms. Magda Soligo
Reverend. Jerry Tavares 

Assessor Member: Mr. Thurstan Berkeley SAS Bursar 

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