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Committee on University Ceremonials & Insignia

Terms of Reference

Article IX of the Senate By-Laws states:

129.  The Committee on University Ceremonials and Insignia shall consist of the Chancellor; the President; the University Bedel; and eight members of the Senate, one of whom shall be a graduate student and one of whom shall be an undergraduate student; and five members of the Committee constitute a quorum at any meeting thereof. The University Registrar and the Calendar and Convocation Co-ordinator shall be consultants to the Committee.

130.  (a)     The Committee shall be responsible for the planning and conduct of all University ceremonials, including all Convocations; and shall keep under continual review the form of and procedure at such ceremonials and all matters relating thereto.

        (b)     The Committee shall also be responsible for reviewing and making decisions, or recommendations to the Senate or the Board of Governors, on matters relating to heraldic practice and policy.

Revised: June 2016

Membership

The Committee on University Ceremonials and Insignia consists of the following members for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:

Name Composition
Dr. Suzanne Labarge Chancellor
Dr. Patrick Deane President
Dr. Henry Jacek University Bedel
Dr. Narat Charupat Member of Senate
Dr. Thia Kirubarajan Member of Senate
Dr. Carlos Filipe Member of Senate
Dr. Diane Enns Member of Senate
Dr. Sheila Harms (Chair) Member of Senate
Dr. David Earn Member of Senate
Ms Veronica van der Vliet Undergraduate Student Senator
Mr. Sid Nath Graduate Student Senator
Ms Melissa Pool Registrar (Consultant)

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