Senate Standing Committee on Tributes

Mandate

  1. In line with KPU Policy and Procedure AD5 Honorary Degrees and Awards
    1. Invites nominations from the KPU Community for Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Awards and Emeritus/Emerita designations and other awards
    2. Evaluates and recommends candidates for Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Awards and Emeritus/Emerita designations and other awards
    3. Develops operational procedures to be followed by the Committee for the selection and recommendation of candidates
    4. Recommend to Senate that an award be rescinded or an Emeritus/Emerita designation be terminated should the individual bring KPU into disrepute
  2. Review KPU Policy and Procedure AD5 Honorary Degrees and Awards per the Policy review schedule or as required
  3. From time to time recommend to Senate modifications to criteria and qualifications for awards or changes to the categories of awards KPU confers
  4. Make recommendations to Senate on other matters concerning forms of recognition which may be referred to the Committee
  5. Other duties as assigned by Senate

Membership Composition

Voting Members

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

*faculty representatives must be chosen from different Faculties

Non-voting Members

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

2023–2024 Membership

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Diane PurveyProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Todd MundleDesignate, DeanAugust 31, 2025
Amit ShuklaDesignate, ResearchAugust 31, 2026
Leeann WaddingtonAssociate Vice-President, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Judy BenevidesSenatorAugust 31, 2026
THREE FACULTY REPRESENTATIVESFROM DIFFERENT FACULTIES 
Andre Iwanchuk, ChairFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2024
Debbie Musil, Vice-ChairMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2026
Takashi SatoFaculty of ScienceAugust 31, 2025
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Catherine SchwichtenbergVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Krista Gerlich-FitzgeraldDesignate, University RegistrarAugust 31, 2026
Lily ChongUniversity SecretaryEx officio

2023–2024 Meeting Schedule

Location: MS Teams Online

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

SUBMISSION DEADLINEMEETING DATE
Monday, October 23, 2023Monday, November 6, 2023
Monday, January 15, 2024Monday, January 29, 2024 - CANCELLED
Monday, March 11, 2024Monday, March 25, 2024
Tuesday, May 21, 2024Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Membership Archives

2022–2023

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Diane PurveyProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Todd MundleDesignate, DeanAugust 31, 2025
Amit ShuklaDesignate, ResearchEx officio
Leeann WaddingtonAssociate Vice-President, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Andre Iwanchuk, ChairSenatorAugust 31, 2024
THREE FACULTY REPRESENTATIVESFROM DIFFERENT FACULTIES 
   
Takashi SatoFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2025
Debbie Musil, Vice-ChairMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2023
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Amy JeonVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Krista Gerlich-FitzgeraldDesignate, University RegistrarAugust 31, 2026
Keri van GervenUniversity SecretaryEx officio

2021 / 2022

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Andre Iwanchuk, ChairSenatorAugust 31, 2024
 faculty Senator 
Takashi Satofaculty SenatorAugust 31, 2022
Debbie Musilfaculty SenatorAugust 31, 2023
Stephanie HowesDeanAugust 31, 2024
Steve CardwellDesignate, Provost and Vice-President, AcademicAugust 31, 2024
Rajiv JhangianiAssociate Vice-President, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Deepak GuptaAssociate Vice-President, ResearchEx officio
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Amy JeonVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Stephen YezerinacDesignate, University RegistrarAugust 31, 2022
Keri van GervenUniversity SecretaryEx officio

2020 / 2021

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kim BairdChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Andre Iwanchuk, ChairSenatorAugust 31, 2021
Carlos Calaofaculty SenatorDecember 31, 2021 (Post Term)
Takashi Satofaculty SenatorAugust 31, 2022
Debbie Musilfaculty SenatorAugust 31, 2023
Stephanie HowesDeanAugust 31, 2021
Sandy VanderburghProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Rajiv JhangianiVice-President, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Deepak GuptaVice-President, ResearchEx officio
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Stephen YezerinacDesignate, University RegistrarAugust 31, 2022
Keri van GervenUniversity SecretaryEx officio

2019 / 2020

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan Davis, ChairPresidentEx officio
Andre IwanchukSenatorAugust 31, 2021
Carlos Calaofaculty SenatorAugust 31, 2021
Takashi SatoSenator or representativeAugust 31, 2022
Debbie MusilSenator or representativeAugust 31, 2020
Stephanie HowesDean or Associate DeanAugust 31, 2021
Sandy VanderburghProvost and Vice-President, Academic or designateEx officio
Deepak GuptaVice-President, ResearchEx officio
Rajiv JhangianiVice-President, Teaching and Learning or designateEx officio
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Stephen YezerinacUniversity Registrar or designateAugust 31, 2022
Keri van GervenUniversity SecretaryEx officio

2018 / 2019

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan Davis (Chair)PresidentEx officio
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Stephanie ChuVice-Provost, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Stephanie HowesDeanAugust 31, 2020
Andre IwanchukSenatorAugust 31, 2021
Carlos CalaoFaculty at largeAugust 31, 2021
Debbie MusilFaculty at largeAugust 31, 2020
Takashi SatoFaculty at largeAugust 31, 2019
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Keri van GervenUniversity SecretaryEx officio
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Stephen YezerinacUniversity Registrar or designateAugust 31, 2022

2017 / 2018

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Stephanie ChuVice-Provost, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Wayne TebbDeanAugust 31, 2020
Angela RyanSenatorAugust 31, 2018
Wayne Fenske, Senator and ChairFaculty at largeAugust 31, 2019
Debbie MusilFaculty at largeAugust 31, 2020
Takashi SatoFaculty at largeAugust 31, 2019
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Keri van GervenUniversity SecretaryEx officio
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Stephen YezerinacRepresentative, Office of the RegistrarAugust 31, 2019

2016 / 2017

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Stephanie ChuVice-Provost, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Brian HaugenDeanAugust 31, 2017
Angela Ryan, ChairSenatorAugust 31, 2018
Wayne FenskeFaculty at largeAugust 31, 2019
Debbie MusilFaculty at largeAugust 31, 2017
Takashi SatoFaculty at largeAugust 31, 2019
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Keri van GervenUniversity SecretaryEx officio
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Stephen YezerinacRepresentative, Office of the RegistrarEx officio

Forms

Past Distinguished Recipients

Administrative Support: University Secretariat / Keri van Gerven