How the Senate works

The University of Victoria Senate, in accordance with the University Act, is responsible for the academic governance of the university, including matters concerning libraries, faculties, curriculum, awards, exhibitions, student admissions, student appeals and the granting of degrees.  To address these and other academic matters, the Senate may meet as a whole or delegate authority to a standing or ad hoc committee.

Senate meets in open session, and may meet in closed session when it is necessary to address matters that are confidential in nature. 

When Senate meets

Senate meets on a monthly basis between October and May. 

Schedule of Senate Meeting Dates