Senate Standing Committee on Policy

Mandate

Policy development information  (Policy Toolkit)

Policies are congruent with the mission, values and goals of the University and consistent with the legal and internal powers of the Board, Senate and administration of the University.

The GV2 Protocol for the Development of University Policies includes a role for the Senate Standing Committee on Policy.

  1. Review policies and procedures that fall under the purview of Senate.
  2. Other duties as assigned by Senate.

Membership Composition

Voting Members

  • Chancellor
  • President
  • Student senator
  • Four faculty senators or representatives*
  • Support staff senator
  • Dean or designate
  • Counsellor
  • Representative, student services

*At least three of the faculty senators must be chosen from different Faculties

Non-voting Members

  • Vice-Chair of Senate
  • University Registrar or designate
  • Provost and Vice-President, Academic or designate
  • University Secretary or designate
  • Director, Student Rights and Responsibilities Office or designate

2023–2024 Membership

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Aimee Begalka, ChairDeanAugust 31, 2025
Navleen KaurStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2024
Travis HigoSupport Staff SenatorAugust 31, 2025
Laurie DetwilerCounsellorAugust 31, 2024
Josh MitchellRepresentative, student servicesAugust 31, 2025
FOUR FACULTY SENATORS OR REPRESENTATIVESFROM AT LEAST THREE FACULTIES 
Willa BrownFaculty of Health 1August 31, 2026
Iryna KaraushWilson School of Design 2August 31, 2025
Bess WongMelville School of Business 3August 31, 2026
   
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Catherine SchwichtenbergVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Nadia HenwoodUniversity RegistrarEx officio
Josephine ChanDesignate, University SecretaryAugust 31, 2025
David BurnsDesignate, Provost and Vice-President AcademicAugust 31, 2025
Jennifer JordanDirector, Student Rights and Responsibilities OfficeEx officio

2023–2024 Meeting Schedule

Location: MS Teams Online

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

SUBMISSION DEADLINEMEETING DATEAGENDA PACKAGEAPPROVED MINUTES
Monday, August 28, 2023Wednesday, September 6, 2023September 6, 2023September 6, 2023
Monday, September 25, 2023Wednesday, October 4, 2023October 4, 2023October 4, 2023
Monday, October 23, 2023Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - CANCELLED--
Monday, November 27, 2023Wednesday, December 6, 2023December 6, 2023December 6, 2023
Monday, January 22, 2024Wednesday, January 31, 2024January 31, 2024January 31, 2024
Friday, February 26, 2024Wednesday, March 6, 2024March 6, 2024March 6, 2024
Monday, March 25, 2024Wednesday, April 3, 2024April 3, 2024April 3, 2024
Monday, April 22, 2024Wednesday, May 1, 2024May 1, 2024May 1, 2024
Friday, May 20, 2024Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - in personMay 29, 2024May 29, 2024

Membership Archive

2022–2023

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Aimee Begalka, Vice-ChairDeanAugust 31, 2025
Rashminder SinghStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2023
Travis HigoSupport Staff SenatorAugust 31, 2025
Laurie DetwilerCounsellorAugust 31, 2024
Josh MitchellRepresentative, student servicesAugust 31, 2025
FOUR FACULTY SENATORS OR REPRESENTATIVESFROM AT LEAST THREE FACULTIES 
Corrie Nichols, ChairFaculty of Health 2August 31, 2023
Iryna KaraushWilson School of Design 3August 31, 2025
   
   
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Amy JeonVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Nadia HenwoodUniversity RegistrarEx officio
Josephine ChanDesignate, University SecretaryAugust 31, 2025
David BurnsDesignate, Provost and Vice-President AcademicAugust 31, 2025
Jennifer JordanDirector, Student Rights and Responsibilities OfficeEx officio

2021–2022

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Purru SandhuStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2022
Melissa KrahnSupport Staff SenatorAugust 31, 2022
Aimee Begalka, Vice-ChairDeanAugust 31, 2022
Laurie DetwilerCounsellorAugust 31, 2024
Steve CardwellRepresentative, Student ServicesAugust 31, 2024
FOUR FACULTY SENATORS OR REPRESENTATIVESFROM AT LEAST THREE FACULTIES 
Bob DavisFaculty of Trades and Technology 1August 31, 2022
Corrie Nichols, ChairFaculty of Health 2August 31, 2023
Suzanne PearceFaculty of Science and Horticulture 3August 31, 2023
Iryna KaraushWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2025
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Amy JeonVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Zena MitchellUniversity RegistrarEx officio
David BurnsDesignate, Provost and Vice-President AcademicAugust 31, 2025
Josephine ChanDesignate, University SecretaryAugust 31, 2022
Jennifer JordanDirector, Student Rights and Responsibilities OfficeEx officio

2020–2021

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kim BairdChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Akshat GargStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2021
Waheed TaiwoProfessional Support Staff SenatorAugust 31, 2021
Aimee BegalkaDeanAugust 31, 2022
Laurie DetwilerCounsellorAugust 31, 2021
Jennifer ReddingtonRepresentative, Student ServicesAugust 31, 2021
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE  
Suzanne PearceFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2023
FACULTY SENATORS  
Carlos Calao, ChairMelville School of BusinessDecember 31, 2021 (Post Term)
Bob DavisFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2022
Corrie NicholsFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2023
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Nadia HenwoodUniversity RegistrarEx officio
Sandy VanderburghProvost and Vice-President AcademicEx officio
Josephine ChanDesignate, University SecretaryAugust 31, 2022
Jennifer JordanDirector, Student Rights and Responsibilities OfficeEx officio

2019–2020

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Harshdeep SinghStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2020
Waheed TaiwoProfessional Support Staff SenatorAugust 31, 2021
Aimee BegalkaDean or Associate DeanAugust 31, 2022
Laurie DetwilerCounsellorAugust 31, 2021
Jennifer ReddingtonRepresentative, Student ServicesAugust 31, 2021
FACULTY SENATORS  
Carlos CalaoMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2021
Bob DavisFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2022
Harleen DeolFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2020
 faculty Senator 
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
David Burns, ChairVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Zena MitchellUniversity Registrar or designateEx officio
Sandy VanderburghProvost and Vice-President Academic or designateEx officio
Josephine ChanUniversity Secretary or designateAugust 31, 2022
Jennifer JordanDirector, Student Rights and Responsibilities Office or designateEx officio

2018–2019

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Laurie DetwilerCounsellorAugust 31, 2021
Murdoch de MooyStudentAugust 31, 2019
Waheed TaiwoProfessional Support StaffAugust 31, 2021
Jennifer ReddingtonRepresentative, Student ServicesAugust 31, 2021
FACULTY AT LARGE  
Carlos CalaoMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2021
Bob DavisFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2019
Ann Marie DavisonFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2019
Harleen DeolFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2020
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President Academic or designateEx officio
Jane FeeDeputy ProvostEx officio
Jennifer JordanDirector, Student Rights and Responsibilities Office or designateEx officio
Zena MitchellUniversity Registrar or designateEx officio
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Josephine ChanUniversity Secretary or designateEx officio

2017–2018

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Laurie DetwilerCounsellorAugust 31, 2018
Murdoch de MooyStudentAugust 31, 2018
Jennifer MacArthurRepresentative, Student ServicesAugust 31, 2018
Stefanie BroadProfessional Support StaffAugust 31, 2020
FACULTY AT LARGE  
Bob Davis, Senator and ChairFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2019
Ann Marie DavisonFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2019
Harleen Deol, SenatorFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2020
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NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President Academic or designateEx officio
Jane FeeDeputy Provost or designateEx officio
Jennifer JordonDirector, Student Rights and Responsibilities Office or designateEx officio
Zena MitchellRegistrar or designateEx officio
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Josephine ChanUniversity Secretary or designateEx officio

2016–2017

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Laurie DetwilerCounsellorAugust 31, 2018
Allison GonzalezStudentAugust 31, 2017
Jennifer MacArthurStudent Services representativeVice-Provost, Students appointment
Jim Murray, SenatorProfessional Support StaffAugust 31, 2018
FACULTY AT LARGE  
Bob Davis, ChairFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2019
Ann Marie DavisonFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2016
Connie Klimek, SenatorFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2017
Ron MurrayFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2017
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President Academic or designateEx officio
Jane FeeDeputy Provost or designateEx officio
Catherine DubeDirector, Student Risk and Judicial Affairs or designateEx officio
Zena MitchellRegistrar or designateEx officio
Jennifer AuVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Josephine ChanUniversity Secretary or designateEx officio

Meeting Archives

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2020–2021

2019–2020

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