Senate Standing Committee on University Budget

Mandate

The Budget Committee of Senate serves two important roles.  Its responsibilities include:

  • Those related to its role as an advisory body to Senate on matters within the jurisdiction of Senate , and
  • Those related to its role as an advisory role to the President and vice-presidents on budgetary policy, processes, and allocations.

Responsibilities

  1. Advise Senate and its committees on the budgetary implications of matters within the jurisdiction of Senate and its committees, including proposals for new educational, research or other programs or initiatives, as required by Senate and its committees.
  2. On behalf of Senate, and in consultation with the Senate Standing Committee on Academic Planning and Priorities, advise the President and Vice-Presidents on the review and development of academic budgetary priorities, major capital plans, and the allocation of funds.
  3. At the request of the President, Board of Governors and Senate, provide advice on matters related to the University’s property, building, and structures.
  4. Assist the President and Vice-Presidents in the development of budgetary policies, guidelines, processes, and models.
  5. Assist the President and Vice-Presidents with the development of consultation and communication strategies related to budgetary matters.
  6. Present the annual University budget to Senate.
  7. Establish such subcommittees as needed to fulfill the Committee’s responsibilities.
  8. Other duties as assigned by Senate

Membership Composition

Voting Members

  • Chancellor
  • President
  • Two student senators or student representatives
  • Faculty senator or representative from each Faculty
  • Support staff senator or representative
  • Two deans or designates
  • Librarian
  • Representative, Information Technology

Non-voting Members

  • Vice-Chair of Senate
  • Provost and Vice-President, Academic or designate
  • Vice-President, Administration or designate
  • Chief Finance Officer or designate
  • Chair of Senate Standing Committee on Academic Planning and Priorities

2023–2024 Membership

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan Davis, ChairPresidentEx officio
Stephanie HowesDeanAugust 31, 2025
Laura McDonaldDeanAugust 31, 2024
Syeda HafsaStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2024
 Student Senator 
Travis HigoSupport StaffAugust 31, 2025
Caroline DanielsLibrarianAugust 31, 2026
Reza KhakbaznejadRepresentative, Information TechnologyAugust 31, 2026
FACULTY SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES  
 Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation 
Fiona Whittington-Walsh, Vice-ChairFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2024
Seanna TakacsFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2025
Simren SandhuFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2024
Fergal CallaghanFaculty of ScienceAugust 31, 2025
Mike MannFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2026
 Melville School of Business 
Carley HodgkinsonWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2026
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Catherine SchwichtenbergVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Diane PurveyProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Peter SmailesVice-President, AdministrationEx officio
Chervahun EmilienChief Finance OfficerEx officio
Catherine SchwichtenbergChair, Senate Standing Committee on Academic Planning and PrioritiesEx officio

2023–2024 Meeting Schedule

Location: MS Teams Online

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

SUBMISSION DEADLINEMEETING DATEAGENDA PACKAGEAPPROVED MINUTES
Friday, September 15, 2023Friday, September 29, 2023September 29, 2023September 29, 2023
Friday, October 13, 2023Friday, October 27, 2023October 27, 2023October 27, 2023
Friday, November 10, 2023Friday, November 24, 2023November 24, 2023November 24, 2023
Friday, December 22, 2023Friday, January 5, 2024January 5, 2024January 5, 2024
Friday, January 19, 2024Friday, February 2, 2024 (cancelled)February 2, 2024February 2, 2024
Friday, February 23, 2024Friday, March 8, 2024March 8, 2024March 8, 2024
Friday, March 22, 2023Friday, April 5, 2024April 5, 2024April 5, 2024
Friday, April 19, 2023Friday, May 3, 2024May 3, 2024May 3, 2024
Friday, May 24, 2023Friday, June 7, 2024 - in personJune 7, 2024June 7, 2024

Membership Archives

2022 / 2023

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan Davis, ChairPresidentEx officio
Heather HarrisonDeanAugust 31, 2025
Laura McDonaldDeanAugust 31, 2024
Rashminder SinghStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2023
Travis HigoSupport StaffAugust 31, 2025
Caroline DanielsLibrarianAugust 31, 2023
Reza KhakbaznejadRepresentative, Information TechnologyAugust 31, 2026
FACULTY SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES  
 Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation 
Fiona Whittington-Walsh, Vice-ChairFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2024
Seanna TakacsFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2025
Simren SandhuFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2024
Fergal CallaghanFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2025
Tom WestgateFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2023
Lyndsay PassmoreMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2023
 Wilson School of Design 
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Amy JeonVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Diane PurveyProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Peter SmailesVice-President, AdministrationEx officio
Chervahun EmilienChief Finance OfficerEx officio
Heather ClarkChair, Senate Standing Committee on Academic Planning and PrioritiesEx officio

2021 / 2022

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Priya Prasanna YatheesanStudentAugust 31, 2022
Shelley StrimboldProfessional Support Staff SenatorAugust 31, 2024
Stephanie Howes, ChairDeanAugust 31, 2024
Laura McDonaldDeanAugust 31, 2024
Caroline DanielsLibrarianAugust 31, 2023
Reza KhakbaznejadRepresentative, Information TechnologyAugust 31, 2022
FACULTY SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES  
Barnabe AssogbaFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2022
Fiona Whittington-Walsh, Vice-ChairFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2024
 Faculty of Educational Support and Development 
Simren SandhuFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2024
Fergal CallaghanFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2022
Tom WestgateFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2023
Lyndsay PassmoreMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2023
Sue FairburnWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2023
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Amy JeonVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Diane PurveyProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Reza KhakbaznejadVice-President, Finance and Administration or designateEx officio
Chervahun EmilienExecutive Director, Financial ServicesEx officio
Heather ClarkChair, Senate Standing Committee on Academic Planning and PrioritiesEx officio

2020 / 2021

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kim BairdChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Sharanveer SinghStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2021
Waheed TaiwoProfessional Support Staff SenatorAugust 31, 2021
Stephanie HowesDeanAugust 31, 2021
Diane PurveyDeanAugust 31, 2020
Caroline DanielsLibrarianAugust 31, 2023
Reza KhakbaznejadRepresentative, Information TechnologyAugust 31, 2022
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE  
 Faculty of Arts 
Barnabe AssogbaFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2022
Seanna TakacsFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2021
Sonu BratchFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2021
Sue FairburnWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2023
FACULTY SENATOR  
Fergal CallaghanFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2023
Tom WestgateFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2023
Lyndsay PassmoreMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2023
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
David Burns, ChairVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Sandy VanderburghProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Tara ClowesVice-President, Finance and AdministrationEx officio
Chervahum EmilienExecutive Director, Financial ServicesEx officio
Heather ClarkChair, Senate Standing Committee on Academic Planning and PrioritiesEx officio

2019 / 2020

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Guramritpal SinghStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2020
Waheed TaiwoProfessional Support Staff SenatorAugust 31, 2021
Stephanie HowesDean or Associate DeanAugust 31, 2021
Diane PurveyDean or Associate DeanAugust 31, 2020
Caroline DanielsLibrarianAugust 31, 2020
Reza KhakbaznejadRepresentative, Information TechnologyAugust 31, 2020
SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE  
Barnabe AssogbaFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2022
Faith Auton-CuffFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2020
Seanna TakacsFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2021
Sonu BratchFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2021
Rebecca HarbutFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2022
Tom WestgateFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2020
Robert IronsideMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2020
Sue FairburnWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2023
NON VOTINGROLETERM END
David Burns, ChairVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Sandy VanderburghProvost and Vice-President, Academic or designateEx officio
Joe SassVice-President, Finance and Administration or designateEx officio
Candace GartryExecutive Director, Financial Services or designateEx officio
Natasha CampbellChair, Senate Standing Committee on Academic Planning and PrioritiesEx officio

2018 / 2019

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Diane PurveyDeanProvost appointment
Stephanie HowesDeanProvost appointment
Caroline DanielsLibrarianAugust 31, 2020
Waheed TaiwoProfessional Support StaffAugust 31, 2021
Sukey SamraRepresentative, Information TechnologyAugust 31, 2020
Christina WilcoxStudentAugust 31, 2021
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Barnabe D AssogbaFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2019
Faith Auton-CuffFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2020
Seanna TakacsFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2021
Sonu BratchFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2021
Rebecca HarbutFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2019
Tom WestgateFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2020
Kirstan AshMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2021
Stephanie PhillipsSchool of DesignAugust 31, 2021
NON VOTINGROLETERM END
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President, Academic or designateEx officio
Jon HardingVice-President, Finance and Administration or designateEx officio
Joe SassExecutive Director, Financial ServicesEx officio
Jane FeeDeputy ProvostEx officio
David Burns, ChairVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Jane FeeChair, Senate Standing Committee on Academic Planning and PrioritiesEx officio

2017 / 2018

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Diane PurveyDeanProvost appointment
Wayne TebbDeanProvost appointment
Caroline DanielsLibrarianAugust 31, 2020
Stefanie Broad, SenatorProfessional Support StaffAugust 31, 2021
Sukey SamraRepresentative, Information TechnologyAugust 31, 2020
Michael WongStudentAugust 31, 2018
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Barnabe D AssogbaFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2019
Faith Auton-CuffFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2020
Renu SeruFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2018
Sonu BratchFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2021
Elizabeth WorobecFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2019
Tom WestgateFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2020
 Melville School of Business 
Stephanie PhillipsSchool of DesignAugust 31, 2021
NON VOTINGROLETERM END
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President, Academic or designateEx officio
Jon HardingVice-President, Finance and Administration or designateEx officio
Joe SassExecutive Director, Financial ServicesEx officio
Jane FeeDeputy ProvostEx officio
David Burns (Chair)Vice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Jane FeeChair, Senate Standing Committee on Academic Planning and PrioritiesEx officio

2016 / 2017

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Diane PurveyDeanProvost appointment
Wayne TebbDeanProvost appointment
Caroline DanielsLibrarianAugust 31, 2017
 Professional Support Staff 
Sukey SamraRepresentative, Information TechnologyAugust 31, 2016
Sonja KreuzkampStudentAugust 31, 2017
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Barnabe D AssogbaFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2019
Faith Auton-CuffFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2017
Renu SeruFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2019
Joyce MacKenzieFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2017
Elizabeth WorobecFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2019
Tom Westgate, ChairFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2017
Carol StewartMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2017
Dale SimonsonWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2017
NON VOTINGROLETERM END
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President, Academic or designateEx officio
Jon HardingVice-President, Finance and Administration or designateEx officio
 ControllerEx officio
Jane FeeDeputy ProvostEx officio
Jennifer AuVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Jane FeeChair, Senate Standing Committee on Academic Planning and PrioritiesEx officio

Meeting Archives

2022–2023

2021 / 2022

2020 / 2021

2019 / 2020

2018 / 2019

2017 / 2018

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2008 / 2009

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