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Faculty of Science Elections

The election of faculty members to the Senate is conducted from January to April of each year and by by-election as necessary. Information will be posted during the election periods. Please check the website for updates.

Please contact the University Secretariat if you have any questions.

Candidates and Résumés



TWO VACANCIES (for 3-year terms)
Dr. Ian Dworkin Associate Professor (01/07/17) Biology  
Dr. Kalai Saravanamuttu Associate Professor Chemistry and Chemical Biology  
Dr. David Shore Professor Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour  
Dr. Erik Sorensen Professor Physics & Astronomy  

Click on the candidate's name to view their résumé.


Tenure and Promotion Committee

FOUR VACANCIES (two for 3-year terms and two for 2-year terms)
Dr. Ben Bolker Professor Mathematics & Statistics  
Dr. Mike Brook Professor Chemistry & Chemical Biology  
Dr. Sean Carey Professor School of Geography & Earth Sciences  
Dr. Maikel Rheinstadter Associate Professor Physics & Astronomy  
Dr. Colin Seymour Professor Biology  
Dr. Hong-Jin Sun Associate Professor Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour  
Dr. Ignacio Vargas-Baca Associate Professor Chemistry & Chemical Biology  

Note: To satisfy Faculty By-law IV (v) at least one of the four vacancies must be filled by a full-time faculty member holding the rank of Associate Professor. The electorate shall consist of all full-time members of the Faculty of Science.


Graduate Council

TWO VACANCIES (one for a 3-year term and one for a 1-year term)
Dr. David Emslie Associate Professor Chemistry & Chemical Biology  
Dr. Shui Feng Professor Mathematics & Statistics  
Dr. Vladimir Ljubicic Assistant Professor Kinesiology  
Dr. Jim Lyons Professor Kinesiology  
Dr. Fiona McNeill Professor Physics & Astronomy  
Dr. Mel Rutherford Professor Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour  



Representatives to Other Faculties

Representative to Faculty of Business (3-year term)
Dr. Jim Dowling Associate Professor Kinesiology  
Dr. Ayesha Khan Assistant Professor Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour  




You may cast your ballot in this election any time from 8:30 a.m. until midnight on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Voters will need their MAC ID and password to cast a ballot.

Eligible voters who do not have access to the website may vote in the University Secretariat office (Gilmour Hall, Room 210).

Click here for On-Line Voting.

Rules, Regulations and Terms of Reference