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Senate Executive Committee

Terms of Reference

Article IX of the Senate By-Laws state:

104.  The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chancellor; the President; the Provost; and eight members of the Senate, appointed by the Senate, of whom at least four shall be faculty members of the Senate, at least one shall be an undergraduate student member of the Senate, at least one shall be a graduate student member of the Senate, and at least one shall be an alumni member of the Senate. Five members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.

105.  The Chair of the Committee shall be the Chair of the Senate.

106.   The Committee shall act for the Senate between Senate meetings on matters pertaining to the affairs of the Senate, as referred to it by the President, the Senate, the Faculties, the Graduate Council or Undergraduate Council, or committees or boards of the Senate. Such actions shall be reported at the next regular meeting of the Senate.

107.   The Committee shall consider and report to the Senate on any other matter which may from time to time be referred to it by the President, the Senate, or by any committee or board or council of the Senate.

108. The Committee shall nominate members of the Senate for election to the Board in conformity with the provisions of Sections 33 and 34.

109.  The Committee shall nominate the members of the standing committees of the Senate and the student members of Undergraduate Council as required, with the exception of the Executive Committee (for which, see Section 122(a)) and, where it is not otherwise expressly provided, shall nominate the chairs thereof, and the vice-chairs where appropriate, and shall report such nominations to the next regular meeting of the Senate.

110. After the report of the Executive Committee regarding nominations is submitted to the Senate, the Senate shall appoint the members of all standing committees and boards whose appointment is the duty of the Senate.

111. If a regular meeting of the Senate is not held in June, a special meeting of the Senate shall be held in June to receive and consider the report of the Executive Committee and to appoint the standing committees and boards for the next academic session.

112.  The Executive Committee shall also consider requests from students and former students for the removal of transcript notations related to penalties assigned under the Academic Integrity Policy or the Student Code of Conduct.

113.  On the advice of the Chair, the Vice-Chair and the Secretary of the Senate, the Committee shall adjudicate and decide on any requests, submitted in writing to the Secretary of the Senate, by a Senator seeking access to Closed Session Senate minutes of a meeting which took place when that individual was not a Senate member.

Revised: June 2016

Membership

The Senate Executive Committee consists of the following members for July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:

Name Composition
Dr. Suzanne Labarge Chancellor
Dr. Patrick Deane (Chair) President
Dr. David Farrar Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Prof. Judy Major-Girardin Faculty Member of Senate
Dr. Sigal Balshine Faculty Member of Senate
Dr. Aaron Schat Faculty Member of Senate
Dr. Jonathan Schertzer Faculty Member of Senate
Dr. Jerry Hurley Member of Senate
Ms Moira Taylor Alumni Member of Senate
Ms Mariam Munawar Graduate Student Member of Senate
Mr. Jack Boshart Undergraduate Student Member of Senate

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