Senate standing committees

The University of Victoria Senate may establish any committees it considers necessary to address matters of academic governance. There are 12 standing committees.

Select a Senate Committee to view terms of reference and membership:

Academic Standards

View the Terms of Reference of the Senate Committee on Academic Standards (pdf).

2017/18 committee membership
  • Sara Beam, Chair, Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Laurie Barnas, Associate Registrar
  • Gillian Calder, Faculty of Law
  • Rosaline Canessa, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Gillian Dornan, GSS Representative
  • Kate Fry, Student Senator
  • Nicole Greengoe, Registrar
  • David Harrington, Faculty of Science
  • Susan Lewis, Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts (VPAC designate)
  • Peter Liddell, Convocation Senator
  • Michele Martin, Division of Medical Sciences
  • Norah McRae, Executive Director, Cooperative Education and Career Services
  • Michael Nowlin, Faculty of Humanities
  • Abdul Roudsari, Faculty of Human and Social Development
  • Richard Rush, Division of Continuing Studies
  • Ada Saab, Director, Graduate Admissions and Records
  • Henning Struchtrup, Faculty of Engineering
  • Ken Thornicroft, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
  • Nancy Wright, Associate Vice-President Academic Planning (President's nominee)
  • Carrie Andersen (Secretary), Associate University Secretary

Admission, Re-registration and Transfer

View the Terms of Reference of the Senate Committee on Admissions, Re-registration and Transfer (pdf).

2017/18 committee membership
  • Garry Gray, Chair, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Diana Varela, Vice-Chair, Faculty of Science
  • Dheeraj Alamchandani, Student Senator
  • Tricia Best, International Student Services
  • Ashoka Bhat, Faculty of Engineering
  • Sue Butler, Director or equivalent of an Advising Centre
  • Kaitlin Fortier, UVSS Representative
  • Nicole Greengoe, Registrar
  • Sandra Hundza, Faculty of Education
  • Natalia Karpovskaia, Student Senator
  • Annalee Lepp, Acting Associate Dean Academic Advising (Faculties of Science, Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • Joel Lynn, Executive Director, Student Services (President’s nominee)
  • David O’Brien, Representative from Counselling Services
  • Stephen Tax, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
  • Scott Woodcock, Faculty of Humanities
  • Laurie Barnas (Secretary), Associate Registrar
  • Patricia Konkin (Recording Secretary), Undergraduate Admissions and Records

Agenda and Governance

View the Terms of Reference of the Senate Committee on Agenda & Governance (pdf).

2017/18 committee membership
  • Jamie Cassels, ChairChair of Senate
  • David Capson, Vice-Chair of Senate
  • Lauren Charlton, Convocation Senator
  • Mackenzie Cumberland, Student Senator
  • Aaron Devor, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • John Durno, Library
  • Julia Eastman, University Secretary
  • Mark Gillen, Faculty of Law
  • Robin Hicks, Faculty of Science
  • Valerie Kuehne, Vice-President Academic and Provost
  • Annalee Lepp, Faculty of Humanities
  • Carrie Andersen (Secretary), Associate University Secretary

Appeals

View the Terms of Reference of the Senate Committee on Appeals (pdf).

2017/18 committee membership
  • Mark Gillen, Chair, Faculty of Law
  • Frank van Veggel, Vice-Chair, Faculty of Science
  • Dheeraj Alamchandani, Student Senator
  • Doug Baer, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Carolyn Butler-Palmer, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Gweneth Doane, Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Lynda Gagné, Faculty of Human and Social Development
  • Rebecca Grant, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
  • Stephen Ross, Faculty of Humanities
  • Poman So, Faculty of Engineering
  • Kate Fairley, Student Senator
  • Carrie Andersen (Secretary), Associate University Secretary

Awards

View the Terms of Reference of the Senate Committee on Awards (pdf).

2017/18 committee membership
  • John Walsh, Chair, Faculty of Education
  • Anne Cirillo, President’s nominee
  • Nicole Greengoe, Registrar
  • Helga Hallgrimsdottir, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Annalee Lepp, Faculty of Humanities
  • Lori Nolt, Director, Student Awards and Financial Aid
  • Yvonne Rondeau, Scholarships Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Marsha Runtz, Chair, Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards Committee
  • Colin Saint-Vil, Student Senator
  • Charlotte Schallié, Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Linda Welling, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Jessica Wyatt, GSS Representative
  • Lauren Hume (Secretary), Student Awards & Financial Aid

Continuing Studies

View the Terms of Reference of the Senate Committee on Continuing Studies (pdf).

2017/18 committee membership
  • Richard Rush, ChairDivision of Continuing Studies
  • Chandra Beaveridge, Convocation Senator
  • Penny Bryden, Faculty of Humanities
  • Carolyn Butler-Palmer, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Wendy Gedney, Alumni Association
  • Olga Gould, GSS Representative
  • Carl Haynes, Student Senator
  • Robert Howell, Faculty of Law
  • Christina Johnston, Student Representative from diploma or certificate program in Continuing Studies
  • Mark Laidlaw, Faculty of Science
  • James Nahachewsky, Faculty of Education
  • Esther Sangster-Gormley, Faculty of Human and Social Development
  • Poman So, Faculty of Engineering
  • Kenneth Stewart, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Nancy Wright, Associate Vice-President Academic and Planning (President's nominee)
  • Kirsten Kopp (Secretary), Division of Continuing Studies

Curriculum

View the Terms of Reference of the Senate Committee on Curriculum (pdf).

2017/18 committee membership
  • Tim Haskett, Chair, Faculty of Humanities
  • Carrie Andersen, Associate University Secretary
  • Eva Baboula, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Laurie Barnas, Associate Registrar
  • Sara Beam, Chair, Senate Committee on Academic Standards
  • Rosaline Canessa, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Steve Evans, Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Gordon Fulton, VPAC and Provost designate
  • Andrea Giles, Cooperative Education and Career Services
  • Robin Hicks, Faculty of Science
  • Nicole Greengoe, Registrar
  • LillAnne Jackson, Faculty of Engineering
  • Freya Kodar, Faculty of Law
  • Asia Longphee, UVic Calendar Editor
  • Gary MacGillivray, President's nominee
  • David McCutcheon, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
  • Cathy McGregor, Faculty of Education
  • Ada Saab, Director, Graduate Admissions and Records
  • Esther Sangster-Gormley, Faculty of Human and Social Development
  • James Wigginton (Secretary), Office of the Registrar

Honorary Degrees and Other Forms of Recognition

View the Terms of Reference of the Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees and Other Forms of Recognition (pdf).

2017/18 committee membership
  • Shelagh Rogers, Chair, Chancellor
  • Doug Baer, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Ian Case, Director, University Ceremonies and Events
  • Jamie Cassels, Chair of Senate
  • Evert Lindquist, Faculty of Human and Social Development
  • Michael Masson, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Joseph Salem, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Brock Smith, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
  • Carrie Andersen (Secretary), Associate University Secretary

Learning and Teaching

View the Terms of Reference of the Senate Committee on Learning and Teaching (pdf).

2017/18 committee membership
  • David Leach, Chair, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Pierre-Paul Angelblazer, Student Senator
  • Janni Aragon, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Rizwan Bashir, Convocation Senator
  • Peter Driessen, Faculty of Engineering
  • David Eyles, Alumni Association
  • Kate Fairley, UVSS Representative
  • Dale Ganley, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
  • Justin Harrison, University Librarian designate
  • Mark Laidlaw, Faculty of Science
  • Hayley Hewson, Technology Integrated Learning Centre
  • Cedric Littlewood, Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Wency Lum, Chief Information Officer
  • Daniel Martin, GSS Representative
  • Norah McRae, Executive Director, Cooperative Education and Career Services
  • Dakota McGovern, UVSS Representative
  • Rebecca Raworth, Library (FALC)
  • Tim Richards, Faculty of Law
  • Laurene Sheilds, Acting Director, Learning and Teaching Centre
  • Kurt McBurney, Division of Medical Sciences
  • Laura Vizina, Division of Continuing Studies
  • Rebecca Warburton, Faculty of Human and Social Development
  • Nancy Wright, Associate Vice-President Academic Planning (President's nominee)
  • Carrie Andersen (Secretary), Associate University Secretary

Libraries

View the Terms of Reference of the Senate Committee on Libraries (pdf).

2017/18 committee membership
  • Simon Devereaux, Chair, Faculty of Humanities
  • Miranda Angus, Division of Continuing Studies
  • Jonathan Bengtson, University Librarian
  • Paul Bramadat, Representative of Council of Centre Directors
  • Nicholas Chen, UVSS Representative
  • Lisa Goddard, Associate University Librarian
  • Robert Howell, Faculty of Law
  • Patricia Kostek, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Andre Kushniruk, Faculty of Human and Social Development
  • Jamie Lawson, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Wency Lum, Chief Information Officer
  • Kim Nayyer, Associate University Librarian
  • Lisa Petrachenko, Associate University Librarian
  • Elena Pnevmonidou, Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Diana Popova, Student Senator
  • Monica Prendergast, Faculty of Education
  • Venkatesh Srinivasan, Faculty of Engineering
  • Leigh Anne Swayne, Division of Medical Sciences
  • Sheila Cresswell (Secretary), University Librarian’s Office

Planning

View the Terms of Reference of the Senate Committee on Planning (pdf).

2017/18 committee membership
  • Nancy Wright, Chair, Associate Vice-President Academic Planning
  • Carrie Andersen, Associate University Secretary
  • Gillian Calder, Faculty of Law
  • David Castle, Vice-President Research
  • Jason Colby, Faculty of Humanities
  • Merwan Engineer, President's nominee
  • Mauricio Garcia-Barrera, Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Andrea Giles, Cooperative Education and Career Services
  • Nicole Greengoe, Registrar
  • Rishi Gupta, Faculty of Engineering
  • Robin Hicks, Faculty of Science
  • Susan Kim, GSS Representative
  • Hannah Koning, Student Senator
  • Valerie Kuehne, Vice-President Academic and Provost
  • Graham McDonough, Faculty of Education
  • Patrick Nahirney, Division of Medical Sciences
  • Sang Nam, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
  • Abdul Roudsari, Faculty of Human and Social Development
  • Ralf St. Clair, Dean, Faculty of Education
  • Ann Stahl, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Victoria Wyatt, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Sandra Duggan (Secretary), Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost

University Budget

View the Terms of Reference of the Senate Committee on University Budget (pdf).

2017/18 committee membership
  • Deborah Begoray, Chair, Faculty of Education
  • Chandra Beaveridge, Convocation Senator
  • Patrick Boyle, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Jamie Cassels, Chair of Senate
  • Noor Chasib, Student Senator
  • Lynda Gagné, Faculty of Human and Social Development
  • Bruce Kapron, Faculty of Engineering
  • Helen Kurki, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Frank van Veggel, Faculty of Science
  • Carrie Andersen (Secretary), Associate University Secretary