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Senate Standing Committee on Research and Graduate Studies

Mandate

  1. Advise Senate on university research priorities
  2. Advise Senate on the allocation of university resources for research and scholarship including funding, services, and infrastructure.
  3. Lead the ongoing discussions regarding the nature of research at a polytechnic university.
  4. Celebrate exemplary research through public recognition and dissemination.
  5. Advise in the planning and operation of research events and initiatives.
  6. Identify the forms of support needed to maintain excellence in research and make recommendations to Senate and other bodies as needed.
  7. In consultation with the Senate Standing Committee on Academic Planning and Priorities, advise Senate on the establishment, revision or discontinuance of research centres and institutes.
  8. Advise Senate on the academic governance and standards for graduate studies.
  9. Advise Senate on curriculum standards for graduate programs and courses for use by the Senate Standing Committee on Curriculum, and other relevant senate committees.
  10. Advise Senate on university-wide standards for graduate-level instruction and student supervision.
  11. Establish such subcommittees as needed to fulfill the committee's responsibilities.
  12. Other duties as assigned by Senate.

Membership Composition

Voting Members

  • Chancellor
  • President
  • Student Representative*
  • Eight faculty Senators or Representatives**
  • Associate Vice-President, Research or designate
  • Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning or designate
  • Two Deans or Associate Deans
  • Director of a Research Institute

* An upper-level undergraduate or graduate student
**The faculty Senators must represent no fewer than four Faculties. The membership is designed for representation of the KPU faculty research community, which is distributed unevenly across the Faculties.

Non-voting Members

  • Vice-Chair of Senate

2021 / 2022 Membership

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Kim Baird Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
Celine Li Student Representative August 31, 2022
Deepak Gupta Associate Vice-President, Research Ex officio
Diane Purvey Dean August 31, 2021
Elizabeth Worobec Dean August 31, 2021
Deborah Henderson Director of a Research Institute August 31, 2024
Joel Murray Designate, Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning August 31, 2024
8 FACULTY SENATORS OR REPRESENTATIVES FROM NO FEWER THAN 4 FACULTIES  
Daniel Bernstein, Chair Faculty of Arts August 31, 2024
Lilach Marom Faculty of Arts August 31, 2024
Paul Ohler Faculty of Arts August 31, 2022
Mark Vardy Faculty of Arts August 31, 2023
Karen Meijer-Kline Faculty of Educational Support and Development August 31, 2024
Sundeep Varaich Faculty of Health August 31, 2022
Paul Adams Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2023
Mandeep Pannu School of Business August 31, 2024
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Amy Jeon Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio

2020 / 2021 Membership

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Kim Baird Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
Simi Dhaliwal Student Representative August 31, 2021
Deepak Gupta Associate Vice-President, Research Ex officio
Diane Purvey Dean August 31, 2021
Elizabeth Worobec Dean August 31, 2021
Deborah Henderson Director of a Research Institute August 31, 2021
Joel Murray Designate, Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning August 31, 2024
SENATORS OR REPRESENTATIVES    
Daniel Bernstein, Chair Faculty of Arts August 31, 2024
Karen Meijer-Kline Faculty of Educational Support and Development August 31, 2021
Sundeep Varaich Faculty of Health August 31, 2022
Mandeep Pannu School of Business August 31, 2021
Victor Martinez Wilson School of Design August 31, 2021
Paul Ohler Faculty of Arts August 31, 2022
Paul Adams Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2023
Mark Vardy Faculty of Arts August 31, 2023
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
David Burns Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio

2021 / 2022 Meeting Schedule

Location: Surrey Cedar Board Room

Time:2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE MEETING DATE AGENDA PACKAGE APPROVED MINUTES
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Tuesday, May 31, 2022

2020 / 2021 Meeting Schedule

Location: MS Teams online 

You can access the meeting and agenda package through the links in the schedule below.
The Senate main page has more information on how to use MS Teams and participate in meetings. 

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE MEETING DATE AGENDA PACKAGE APPROVED MINUTES
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Thursday, September 24, 2020 September 24, 2020 September 24, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Thursday, October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Thursday, November 12, 2020 November 12, 2020 November 12, 2020
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Thursday, January 14, 2021 January 14, 2021 January 14, 2021
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Thursday, February 11, 2021 February 11, 2021 February 11, 2021
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Thursday, March 11, 2021 March 11, 2021 March 11, 2021
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Thursday, April 8, 2021 April 8, 2021 April 8, 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Thursday, May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Thursday, June 24, 2021 June 24, 2021 June 24, 2021

Membership Archives

2019 / 2020

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
  Student Representative  
Deepak Gupta Associate Vice-President, Research or designate Ex officio
Diane Purvey Dean or Associate Dean August 31, 2021
Elizabeth Worobec Dean or Associate Dean August 31, 2021
Deborah Henderson Director of a Research Institute August 31, 2021
Rajiv Jhangiani Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning or designate Ex officio
FACULTY SENATORS    
Philomena Kaan Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation August 31, 2021
Daniel Bernstein, Chair Faculty of Arts August 31, 2021
Paul Ohler Faculty of Arts August 31, 2022
Karen Meijer-Kline Faculty of Educational Support and Development August 31, 2021
Sundeep Varaich Faculty of Health August 31, 2022
  Any Faculty  
Mandeep Pannu School of Business August 31, 2021
Victor Martinez Wilson School of Design August 31, 2021
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
David Burns Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio

2018 / 2019

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
Deepak Gupta Associate Vice-President, Research Ex officio
Lincoln Saustad Student August 31, 2019
Diane Purvey Dean / Associate Dean Provost Appointment
Elizabeth Worobec Dean / Associate Dean Provost Appointment
Deborah Henderson Director of a Research Institute August 31, 2021
FACULTY MEMBERS    
Philomena Kaan Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation August 31, 2021
Daniel Bernstein Faculty of Arts August 31, 2021
Karen Meijer-Kline Faculty of Educational Support and Development August 31, 2021
  Faculty of Health  
Paul Adams Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2021
Norm Chamberlain Faculty of Trades and Technology August 31, 2021
Mandeep Pannu School of Business August 31, 2021
Victor Martinez School of Design August 31, 2021
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
David Burns, Chair Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio
Stephanie Chu Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning, or designate Ex officio

2017 / 2018

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
Stephanie Chu Associate Vice-President, Research Ex officio
  Student  
Diane Purvey Dean / Associate Dean Provost Appointment
Elizabeth Worobec Dean / Associate Dean Provost Appointment
Deborah Henderson Director of a Research Institute August 31, 2021
FACULTY MEMBERS    
Philomena Kaan (nominee) Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation August 31, 2021
Daniel Bernstein Faculty of Arts August 31, 2021
Karen Meijer-Kline Faculty of Educational Support and Development August 31, 2021
Harjit Dhesi Faculty of Health August 31, 2021
  Faculty of Science and Horticulture  
Norm Chamberlain Faculty of Trades and Technology August 31, 2021
Mandeep Pannu School of Business August 31, 2021
Victor Martinez School of Design August 31, 2021
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
David Burns Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio
Stephanie Chu Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning, or designate Ex officio

Meeting Archives

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