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Board-Senate Hearing Panel for Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence

Terms of Reference

Article VIII of the Senate By-Laws states:

141. (a)    The Board-Senate Hearing Panel for Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence shall consist of six faculty members, three undergraduate students and three graduate students appointed by the Senate; and six staff members appointed by the Board of Governors. The Chair and one Vice-Chair shall be appointed by the Senate from among the members appointed by the Senate and one Vice-Chair shall be appointed by the Board of Governors from among the members appointed by the Board of Governors. Student members shall serve for staggered two-year terms and faculty and staff members for staggered three-year terms. No member shall serve for more than two consecutive terms, but on the expiration of two years after having served the second of two consecutive terms, such person may again be eligible for membership on the Hearing Panel. In addition, the Chair of the Panel has the authority to appoint, on an ad hoc basis, faculty, staff and students who are not members of the Panel to serve on Hearings Committees as auxiliary Panel members. For meetings of the Panel that do not relate to a specific case, 10 members of the Panel constitute a quorum.

(b)    The Board-Senate Hearing Panel for Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence shall:

      (i) receive Referrals to Hearing / Formal Requests for a Hearing and arrange for their adjudication in accordance with procedures approved by the Senate and the Board of Governors, and

      (ii) when deemed appropriate, review the policy and procedures relating to discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual violence and make recommendations, through the Senate Executive Committee, to the Senate and the Board of Governors on policy changes or new policies deemed necessary by the Panel.

(c)  The hearing of any case referred to the Panel shall be before a tribunal consisting of three members of the Board-Senate Hearing Panel for Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence. These members shall be free of conflict of interest and shall be chosen by the Chair, or a Vice-Chair as appropriate, of the Hearing Panel in accordance with procedures approved by the Senate and Board of Governors.

(d)  Hearings before a tribunal of the Board-Senate Hearing Panel for Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures approved by the Senate and the Board of Governors.

Revised: December 2016

Membership

The Board-Senate Hearing Panel for Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence consists of the following members:

Members Appointed by Senate:

Name Composition Term
Dr. Elzbieta Grodek Faculty of Health Sciences 2018
Prof. Bridget O'Shaughnessy Faculty of Social Sciences 2018
Dr. Tim Davidson (Vice-Chair) Faculty of Engineering 2019
Dr. Frances Tuer Faculty of Business 2019
Dr. Kari Dalnoki-Veress Faculty of Science 2019
Dr. Michelle MacDonald (Chair) Faculty of Health Sciences 2019
Ms Udoka Okafor Undergraduate Student 2018
Mr. Luke Little Undergraduate Student 2018
Mr. Cam Brandreth Undergraduate Student 2019
Ms Mariam Munawar Graduate Student 2018
Ms Stephanie Tombari Graduate Student 2018
Ms Varda Khan Graduate Student 2019

Members Appointed by the Board of Governors

Name Position Term
Mr. George Bijelic TMG (2019)
Mr. Dave Mammoliti TMG (2020)
Ms Karen Sutton UNIFOR (2019)
Ms Kathy Charters TMG (2019)
Ms Nicole Virgin UNIFOR (2018)
Ms Kathleen O'Neill UNIFOR (2019)

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