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Senate is the senior academic governing body at Kwantlen Polytechnic University constituted under the University Act. The composition of Senate is defined by the University Act.

The powers and duties of Senate include setting the criteria for awarding credentials, and advising the Board on the development of educational policy and priorities of the University. 

Senate meets monthly, typically on the last Monday of the month, convening at 4:00 pm.  The Open Session portions of the meetings are open to the public.