Senate Governance and Nominating Committee

SGNC Mandate

  1. Advise Senate on all matters related to the ways it conducts the business of Senate, its meetings, and its proceedings.
  2. Ensure that nominations are made for all senate elections.
  3. As directed by Senate, nominate members to serve on committees on which Senate is represented.
  4. Coordinating, in conjunction with the Chair of Senate, the work of senate committees, especially where consultation between standing committees is required.
  5. Review regularly the Senate bylaws and recommend revisions to Senate.
  6. Review the Faculty bylaws and recommend revisions to Senate
  7. Advise Senate on matters related to duties of members and conflict of interest.
  8. Advise Senate on procedures for the recommendation and selection of candidates for chancellor, president, deans, university librarian, registrar, and other senior academic administrators.
  9. Advise Senate on matters related to Senate and Board of Governors elections.
  10. Advise Senate on matters related to minimum qualifications of faculty members.
  11. Review at least once every three years, the configuration of senate standing committees, their membership, terms of reference, their consultation and reporting relationships, and propose to Senate any recommendations for change.
  12. Establish such subcommittees as needed to fulfill SGNC's responsibilities.
  13. Other duties as assigned by Senate.

SGNC Membership Composition

Voting Members

  • Chancellor
  • President
  • Vice-Chair of Senate
  • Student senator
  • Three faculty senators*
  • Support staff senator
  • Dean or designate

*The three faculty senators, when taken with the Vice-Chair of Senate, will represent three Faculties.

While faculty Senators serve three-year terms on a committee, one of these three seats for faculty Senators shall be,
in the interests of increasing opportunities for students, posted as a one-year term.

Non-voting Members

  • Provost and Vice-President, Academic or designate
  • University Registrar or designate
  • University Secretary or designate

2024–2025 Membership

Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Catherine SchwichtenbergVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Khushi TiwanaStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2025
Celia Brinkerhofffaculty SenatorAugust 31, 2027
Ian Stanwoodfaculty SenatorAugust 31, 2025
Katherine Carpenterfaculty SenatorPOST TERM
Jenna SmithSupport Staff SenatorAugust 31, 2027
Sharmen LeeDeanAugust 31, 2027
Todd MundleDesignate, Provost and Vice-President, AcademicAugust 31, 2025
Nadia HenwoodUniversity RegistrarEx officio
Lily ChongUniversity SecretaryEx officio

2024–2025 Meeting Schedule

Location: MS Teams Online except for September which will be held in-person.

Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Friday, August 30, 2024Tuesday, September 17, 2024September 17, 2024September 17, 2024
Friday, September 27, 2024Tuesday, October 15, 2024October 15, 2024October 15, 2024
Friday, October 25, 2024Tuesday, November 12, 2024November 12, 2024November 12, 2024
Friday, November 22, 2024Tuesday, December 10, 2024December 10, 2024December 10, 2024
Friday, January 3, 2025Tuesday, January 21, 2025January 21, 2025January 21, 2025
Friday, January 31, 2025Tuesday, February 18, 2025February 18, 2025February 18, 2025
Friday, March 7, 2025Tuesday, March 25, 2025March 25, 2025March 25, 2025
Friday, April 4, 2025Tuesday, April 22, 2025April 22, 2025April 22, 2025
Friday, May 2, 2025Tuesday, May 20, 2025May 20, 2025May 20, 2025
Friday, May 30, 2025Tuesday, June 17, 2025June 17, 2025June 17, 2025

Archived SGNC Membership, agendas, and minutes

Archived Senate Governance Committee Information (2016-18)

Archived Senate Nominating Committee Information (2016-18)

Administrative Support: Senate Office