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Senate Standing Committee on Tributes


Mandate

  • Establish and publish eligibility criteria and procedures for nominating candidates for honorary degrees and emeritus designation
  • From time to time recommend modifications to criteria and qualifications for awards
  • Make recommendations to Senate on other matters concerning forms of recognition which may be referred to the Committee
  • Develop operational procedures to be followed by the Committee for the selection and recommendation of candidates for honorary degrees / awards
  • Invite nominations from the Kwantlen community and evaluate these nominations
  • Recommend candidates for honorary degrees / awards to Senate
  • Other duties as assigned by Senate

Membership Composition

Common Features for all Senate Committees

  • The Chancellor, President and Vice-Chancellor are recognized as voting members of all committees. As they are unlikely to attend all meetings, their presence or absence will not count towards quorum.
  • Standing committee seats will be filled, whenever possible, by a Senator from the given stakeholder group. If no Senator is available, a representative from that stakeholder group can be appointed until a Senator can be found.
  • Committees will review their membership composition annually.
  • Members are eligible for reappointment.
  • A Senator may be appointed to more than one role on a committee.
  • Each standing committee, with the exceptions of the Senate Executive Committee and the Senate Governance and Nominating Committee, shall require two Senators as members.

Chairs of Committees

  • With the exception of the Senate Executive Committee and the Senate Standing Committee on Appeals, committee members will elect a Senator as chair for a three-year term.
  • The chair of a committee should not be the administrator whose portfolio mirrors that of the committee.
  • The chair will inform the committee if a member’s absences exceed three meetings. The committee will discuss the situation and the position may be declared vacant by the chair in conjunction with the committee.

Terms of Office

  • With the exception of Student Senators, who are appointed for a one-year term, all appointments to committees are for a three-year term.

Nominations Protocol

Appointments

Unless stated differently in the committee membership composition, members will be appointed as follows:

  • Those holding the ex officio position appoint their designates.
  • The Provost and Vice-President, Academic appoints Deans and Associate Deans.

Other appointments:

REPRESENTATIVE Appointer
Research Professional Support Staff Associate Vice-President, Research
Information Technology Chief Information Officer
Office of Advancement Executive Director, Advancement
Office of Planning & Accountability Executive Director, Office of Planning & Accountability
Library Professional Support Staff University Librarian
Office of Teaching and Learning Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning
Other  
Educational Developer Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning
Research Director of an Institute Associate Vice-President, Research

At regular meetings, the Senate Office will inform the Senate Governance and Nominating Committee and Senate of appointments made since the previous regular meeting.

Nominations

Unless stated otherwise in a specific nominations protocol for a committee, members will be nominated as follows:

  • The Vice-Chair of Senate will nominate Senators to committee roles.
  • When no Senators are available to fill seats, the Senate Governance and Nominating Committee will post publicly the following type of vacancies:
    • Student
    • Professional Support Staff
    • faculty members-at-large
    • Co-operative Education faculty
  • For vacant faculty Senator roles, the Senate Governance and Nominating Committee will request Faculty Councils to nominate faculty members for the roles.
  • The Senate Governance and Nominating Committee will review all nominations and make recommendations to Senate. Senate will appoint committee members.

Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Tributes

Voting Members

  • Chancellor
  • President
  • Senator
  • Three faculty Senators
  • Provost and Vice-President, Academic or designate
  • Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning or designate
  • Dean or Associate Dean

Ex Officio Non-Voting Members

  • Vice-Chair of Senate
  • University Registrar or designate
  • University Secretary

2019 / 2020 Membership

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis, Chair President Ex officio
Andre Iwanchuk Senator August 31, 2021
Carlos Calao faculty Senator August 31, 2021
Takashi Sato faculty-at-large August 31, 2022
Debbie Musil faculty-at-large August 31, 2020
Sandy Vanderburgh Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
Rajiv Jhangiani, pro tem Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning Ex officio
Stephanie Howes Dean August 31, 2021
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
David Burns Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio
Stephen Yezerinac Designate, University Registrar August 31, 2022
Keri van Gerven University Secretary Ex officio

2019 / 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE MEETING DATE
Friday, November 1, 2019 Friday, November 12, 2019
Friday, February 13, 2020 Monday, February 24, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020 Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020 Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Membership Archives

2018 / 2019

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis (Chair) President Ex officio
Sal Ferreras Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
Stephanie Chu Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning Ex officio
Stephanie Howes Dean August 31, 2020
Andre Iwanchuk Senator August 31, 2021
Carlos Calao Faculty at large August 31, 2021
Debbie Musil Faculty at large August 31, 2020
Takashi Sato Faculty at large August 31, 2019
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Keri van Gerven University Secretary Ex officio
David Burns Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio
Stephen Yezerinac University Registrar or designate August 31, 2022

2017 / 2018

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
Sal Ferreras Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
Stephanie Chu Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning Ex officio
Wayne Tebb Dean August 31, 2020
Angela Ryan Senator August 31, 2018
Wayne Fenske, Senator and Chair Faculty at large August 31, 2019
Debbie Musil Faculty at large August 31, 2020
Takashi Sato Faculty at large August 31, 2019
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Keri van Gerven University Secretary Ex officio
David Burns Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio
Stephen Yezerinac Representative, Office of the Registrar August 31, 2019

2016 / 2017

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
Sal Ferreras Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
Stephanie Chu Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning Ex officio
Brian Haugen Dean August 31, 2017
Angela Ryan, Chair Senator August 31, 2018
Wayne Fenske Faculty at large August 31, 2019
Debbie Musil Faculty at large August 31, 2017
Takashi Sato Faculty at large August 31, 2019
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Keri van Gerven University Secretary Ex officio
David Burns Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio
Stephen Yezerinac Representative, Office of the Registrar Ex officio

Forms

Administrative Support: University Secretariat / Keri van Gerven