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Standing Committees are those committees whose terms of reference are included in Senate's By-Laws. They have particular academic functions in University Governance, meet regularly make recommendations on their areas of responsibility, and report annually to Senate.

Responsibilities assigned to the Executive Committee include the preparation of the agenda for each Senate meeting; acting between regular Senate meetings on matters of an administrative nature which would normally come to Senate but which require immediate decision; collecting and distributing the policies and procedures of Senate committees; and ensuring that Senate committees are completely and consistently described within the By-laws of Senate; and approving the graduation lists for all convocations.  The terms of reference for the Executive Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.1). 

Chair
Dr. Mary Bluechardt

Ex-Officio Members
President and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Mary Bluechardt
Vice-President Academic, Dr. Elizabeth Church                             

Secretary of Senate
Prof. Paula Crouse

Student Member
Mr. Alex Cuming, Students' Union President

 Faculty Representatives (4)
Term BeginsTerm Ends 
 Dr. Karen Blotnicky 01-Jul-15 30-Jun-18
 Dr. Cherif Matta
 01-Jul-17 30-Jun-20
 Dr. Jim Sharpe
 01-Jul-17 30-Jun-20
 Dr. Rhoda Zuk
 01-Jul-17 30-Jun-20

 

The mandate of the Academic Appeals Committee is to receive, consider and decide in accordance with Senate policies student appeals of decisions on such matters as plagiarism and cheating, the alleged misapplication of university regulations, and other decisions that affect a student's academic standing and status at the university. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.2). 

Chair:
TBA

Ex-Officio Members:
Registrar, Mr. Paul Cantelo (non-voting)

Student Members:
Ms. Meredith Bessey
Ms. Joyce Wright

 Faculty Representatives (6)Term Begins
Term Ends
Dr. Jane Baskwill, Education (regular) 01-Jan-1630-Jun-18
Dr. Fred French, Education (alternate) 01-Jul-1630-Jun-19
Dr. Ned Kelleher, Professional Studies (alternate) 01-Jul-1530-Jun-18
Dr. Michael MacMillan, Arts & Science (regular) 01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
Dr. Mirwais Qaderi, Arts & Science (alternate) 01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
Vacant 
30-Jun-20


 

CAPP serves as consultant and advisor to the Senate on matters dealing with academic policy and planning. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.3). 

Chair:
Dr. Elizabeth Church

Ex-Officio Members:
Vice-President Academic, Dr. Elizabeth Church
Dean of Arts & Science, Dr. Brook Taylor
Dean of Professional Studies, Dr. Kim Kienapple
Dean of Education (Acting), Dr. Ardra Cole
Director of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, TBA
Registrar, Mr. Paul Cantelo

Student Members:
Ms. Nikki Jamieson

Faculty Representatives (6)
Term BeginsTerm Ends
Dr. Michelle Eskritt, Arts & Science
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
Dr. Fred French, Education
01-Jul-17
20-Jun-20
Dr. Reina Green, Arts & Science
01-Jul-1630-Jun-19
Dr. Melissa McGonnell, Education (Senator)
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
Dr. Peter Mombourquette, Prof. Studies
01-Jul-1530-Jun-18
Dr. Tony Yue, Prof. Studies
01-Jul-1630-Jun-19

 

Graduate Studies Program and Policy Committee is a sub-committee of CAPP, and serves as a consultant and advisor to that committee and to Senate on matters dealing with the graduate curriculum and the policies for the regulation of graduate programs.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.3.1). 

Chair:
Dr. Kim Kienapple

Ex-Officio Members: 
Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Kim Kienapple
Registrar or designate: Mr. Paul Cantelo
Dean of Education or designate:  Dr. Robert Bérard                      

Student Member:
TBA

 Faculty Representatives (5)Term BeginsTerm Ends 
Dr. Marnina Gonick, GEDU
01-Jul-16
30-Jun-19
Dr. Tina Harriott, Arts & Science01-Jul-1530-Jun-18
Dr. Janice Keefe, GFSG
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
Dr. Eva Knoll, GEDU01-Jul-16
30-Jun-19
Dr. Amy Thurlow, GPRL
01-Jul-1630-Jun-19

 

This subcommittee of the Committee on Academic Policy and Planning (CAPP) serves as consultant and advisor to the Senate on matters dealing with undergraduate curriculum.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.3.2). 

Chair:

Dr. Sal Badali (July 1 - Aug. 31, 2017)

Dr. Brook Taylor (Sept. 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)

 

Ex-Officio Members: 

Dean of Education, Dr. Sal Badali (July 1 - Aug. 31, 2017)

Dean of Education (Acting), Dr. Mary Jane Harkins (Sept. 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)
Dean of Arts & Science, Dr. Brook Taylor
Dean of Professional Studies, Dr. Kim Kienapple
Registrar, Mr. Paul Cantelo

 

Student Member: 

Ms. Nikki Jamieson

 

Faculty Representatives (5)Term Begins
Term Ends
 Dr. Adriana Benzaquén, Arts & Science01-Jan-1630-Jun-18
 Dr. Fred French, Education01-Jul-1530-Jun-18
 Prof. Elizabeth Hicks, Professional Studies
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Alla Kushnyrik, Professional Studies
27-Jan-17
30-Jun-19
 Dr. Arthur McCalla, Arts & Science01-Jul-16
30-Jun-19

 


The Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure or Permanence for Academic Administrators is responsible for the academic assessment of administrators who are not members of the bargaining unit represented by the Mount Saint Vincent Faculty Association. In addition this committee makes recommendations to Senate about the awarding of the status of Professor Emeritus. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.4). 

Chair:

Dr. Elizabeth Church

 

Ex-Officio Members: 

Vice-President Academic, Dr. Elizabeth Church


 Faculty RepresentativesTerm Begins
Term Ends
Dr. Elizabeth Bowering, Arts & Science
 01-Jul-15 30-Jun-18
Vacant, Education
  30-Jun-20
Dr. Áine Humble, Professional Studies
 01-Jul-17 30-Jun-20


 

It is the responsibility of the Committee on Information Technology and Services to advise and recommend to Senate appropriate academic policies, guidelines, needs and priorities relating to the delivery of electronic information and network services at Mount Saint Vincent University. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.5).

Chair: 
TBA

Ex-Officio Members:
Director of Information Technology and Services, Dr. Karen Smyth
Director of Distance Learning and Continuing Education (or designate), TBA

Student Member:
TBA

 Faculty Representatives (7)Term Begins
Term Ends
Dr. Geneviève Boulet, Education
 01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
Dr. Danielle Cox, Arts & Science
 01-Jul-1630-Jun-19
Prof. Elizabeth Hicks, Professional Studies
 01-Jul-1630-Jun-19
Prof. Jean Mills, Professional Studies 01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
Mr. Stan Orlov, Library, Senator
 01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
Mr. Kevin Shaughnessy, Arts & Science
 01-Jul-15 30-Jun-18
Dr. Hong Wang, Education
 01-Jul-1730-Jun-20




The Library Committee is charged with advising the University Librarian and Senate on priorities and policies regarding library resources and services at the university. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.6). 

Chair:

TBA

 

Ex-Officio Member:

University Librarian, Ms. Tanja Harrison

 

Professional Librarian:

Ms. Meg Raven

 

Student Members:   

Ms. Erin Murray


 Faculty Representatives (6)                   
Term BeginsTerm Ends 
 Dr. Roni Gechtman, Arts & Science
01-Jan-1830-Jun-20
 Dr. Patti Gouthro, Education
01-Jul-16
30-Jun-19
 Dr. Elsie Henderson, Professional Studies 01-Jan-1631-Dec-17
 Dr. Bona Kim, Professional Studies
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Eva Knoll, Education
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Karen MacFarlane, Arts & Science
01-Jan-17
31-Dec-17
 Dr. Scott MacMillan, Prof. Studies (Senator)
01-Jan-1830-Jun-20
 Dr. Juliette Valcke, Arts & Science
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20

Note:   Italics denote terms which do not include the entire academic year.


 

The Nominations Committee is responsible for conducting nominations and elections by Senate and the Faculty Complement. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.7). 

Chair:

TBA

 

Ex-Officio Member:    

Secretary of Senate, Prof. Paula Crouse

 

Faculty Representatives (5)                                Term Begins    
Term Ends      
 Dr. Robert Bérard, Education   01-Jul-1630-Jun-19
 Dr. Candace Blayney, Professional Studies       01-Jul-17
30-Jun-20
 Dr. Gavin Kernaghan, Arts and Science 20-Jan-16
30-Jun-18
 Dr. Stephen Perrott, Arts and Science 01-Jul-17
30-Jun-20
 Vacant, Senator
When Elected
30-Jun-20

 

The Research and Publications Committee encourages research and publications within the university, acts as the peer review committee for the allocation of internal research funds, and advises Senate on research policy and priorities.   The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.8).

Chair:
Dr. Gayle MacDonald

Ex-Officio Member: 

Associate Vice-President (Research),  Dr. Gayle MacDonald

 Faculty Representatives (Minimum 5)      Term Begins       Term Ends    
 Dr. Angie Birt, Arts & Science
01-Jan-17
30-Jun-19
 Dr. Michael Bowen, Education
01-Jul-16
31-Dec-17
 Dr. Leslie Brown, Arts & Science
01-Jul-1630-Jun-19
 Vacant, Education
01-Jan-1830-Jun-20
 Dr. Graham Fraser, Arts & Science
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Ned Kelleher, Professional Studies
27-Jan-1730-Jun-19
 Ms. Lindsey MacCallum, Library 
28-Oct-1630-Jun-19
 Dr. Mirwais Qaderi, Arts & Science
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20

Note:
  Italics denote terms which do not include the entire academic year.



It is the responsibility of the Student Experience Committee to advise Senate and the Associate Vice-President Student Experience on matters relating to enrolment, retention and the quality of student life. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.9).

Chair:
Ms. Paula Barry

Ex-Officio members:
Associate Vice-President Student Experience, Ms. Paula Barry
General Manager, Students’ Union, Mr. Kenney Fitzpatrick
Director of Athletics and Recreation, Ms June Lumsden
Manager, International Education Centre, TBA
Associate Vice-President, Public Affairs (or designate), TBA

Student Members:
Mr. Alex Cuming, President of the Students’ Union
Ms. Alison Bryan
 
 Faculty Representatives (3)                            Term Begins       Term Ends    
 Dr. Daphne Lordly, Professional Studies01-Jan-16
30-Jun-19
 Dr. Scott MacMillan, Professional Studies
27-Nov-1530-Jun-18
 Dr. Martha Walls, Arts & Science
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20

 

The overall role of the Committee on Teaching and Learning is to contribute to maintaining, fostering and appreciating excellence in teaching and learning at Mount Saint Vincent University.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.10). 

Chair:                             

Dr. Kathy Darvesh

 

Ex-Officio Members:  

Vice-President Academic, Dr. Elizabeth Church
Director of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, TBA
Coordinator, Teaching and Learning, Dr. Donovan Plumb
Teaching Award recipients
 

Student Member:       

TBA


 Faculty Representatives (4)                     Term Begins  
Term Ends    
 Dr. Kathy Darvesh, Arts & Science01-Jan-17
30-Jun-19
 Dr. Daphne Lordly, Professional Studies
01-Jul-16 30-Jun-19
 Ms. Kelly Resmer, Arts & Science 01-Jul-15 30-Jun-18
 Dr. Jim Sharpe, Education
01-Jul-17 30-Jun-20

The Writing Initiatives Committee is a sub-committee of the Committee on Teaching and Learning. Its purpose is to foster and promote writing initiatives that benefit all members of the Mount community with particular emphasis on student learning. “Writing initiatives” include university structures and activities related to the teaching, learning, study, and practice of writing.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.10.1). 

Chair:                      

TBA

                            

Ex-Officio Members:     

English Department Writing Coordinator, Dr. Nathaniel Street
Representative, Committee on Teaching & Learning, TBA
Representative, Writing Centre, TBA
Representative, International Education, TBA
Co-ordinator, Teaching and Learning Centre, Dr. Donovan Plumb 

                              

Student Member:         

TBA


 Faculty Representatives (4)                                Term Begins     Term Ends   
 Dr. François-Xavier Eygun, Arts & Science
01-Jan-1730-Jun-19
 Dr. Patti Gouthro, Education
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Tracy Moniz, Professional Studies
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Diane Piccitto, Arts & Science
01-Jul-1630-Jun-19

The mandate of the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships is to serve as consultant and advisor to the Senate on admission and scholarship policy matters. In addition, it allocates scholarships and bursaries to appropriate students. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.11).

Chair: 

Mr. Paul Cantelo

 

Ex-Officio Members:

Registrar, Mr. Paul Cantelo
Associate Registrar of Admissions and Registration, Ms. Martine Staatsen-Kintziger

Financial Aid Coordinator, Ms. Alison Stark
Student Academic Advisor, Ms. Heather Maxwell
Associate Vice-President Student Experience, Ms. Paula Barry

Manager of Student Recruitment, Mr. Kyle Steele

 

Resource:

Institutional Analyst, Ms. Tracey MacDonald

Undergraduate Student Rep, TBA

       
 Faculty Representatives (6)                           
Term Begins  
Term Ends  
 Dr. Sandi Findlay-Thompson, Professional Studies          01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Michelle Forrest, Education 01-Jul-1631-Dec-17
 Dr. Fred French, Education
01-Jan-1830-Jun-20
 Dr. Hany Kim, Professional Studies
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Suzanne Seager, Arts & Science
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Alexandra Tsedryk, Arts & Science
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Martha Walls, Arts & Science
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20

 
Note:
  Italics denote terms which do not include the entire academic year.

This committee is a consultant and advisor to Senate on matters relating to scholarships and assistantships for graduate students and to make recommendations on the allocation of funding according to the regulations of the University or relevant external funding agency.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.12). 

Chair:                             

Dr. Kim Kienapple

 

Ex-Officio Members:   

Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Kim Kienapple (or designate)
Registrar's Designate, TBA


 Faculty Representatives (5)             Term BeginsTerm Ends 
 Dr. Danielle Cox, Arts & Science
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Sarah Reddington, GCYS
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. DeNel Rehberg Sedo, GPRL01-Jul-1530-Jun-18
 Dr. Ian Reilly, GPRL
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Prof. Christine McLean, GCYS28-Oct-1630-Jun-19

 

The mandate of the UREB is to review the ethical acceptability of research including approving, rejecting, proposing modifications to, or terminating any proposed or ongoing research involving human participants which is conducted within, or by members of, the institution using considerations set forth in the TCPS2 as a minimum standard. The UREB reports to Senate annually but is subject to the requirements of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, established by the Government of Canada's Panel on Research Ethics.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.13). 

Chair:                              

Dr. Daniel Séguin

 

Vice Chair:                      

Dr. Sara King


External Community Members:
Ms. Lois Block

Ms. Nicole Druhan-McGinn
Mr. Justin Hiltz

 

Ex-Officio Member:       

Research Ethics Co-ordinator, Ms. Brenda Gagne


 Faculty Representatives (10)                            Term Begins     
Term Ends      
 Dr. Karen Blotnicky, Professional Studies
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Shannan Grant, Professional Studies
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Ned Kelleher, Professional Studies 01-Jul-16
30-Jun-19
 Dr. Alex Khasnabish, Arts & Science
01-Jan-1731-Dec-17
 Dr. Sara King, Education 01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Hazel MacRae, Arts & Science
23-Oct-1530-Jun-18
 Dr. Melissa McGonnell, Education
01-Jan-1730-Jun-19
 Dr. Dan Séguin, Arts & Science 01-Jul-15 30-Jun-18
 Dr. Joan Turner, Professional Studies
01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Dr. Aibing Xia, Arts and Science
01-Jan-1830-Jun-20
 Dr. Jeff Young, Professional Studies
01-Jul-17 30-Jun-20

Note:  Italics denote terms which do not include the entire academic year.

It is the responsibility of the Student Judicial Committee to hear and adjudicate cases brought under the Non-Academic Discipline Appeals Policy.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.14). 

Chair:                                  

Dr. Candace Blayney

 

Student Representatives:

TBA

 

 Faculty Representatives (2 + 2 Alternates)      Term Begins     Term Ends     
 Dr. Candace Blayney (regular)
01-Jan-1730-Jun-19
 Dr. Danielle Cox (alternate)01-Jul-17
30-Jun-20
 Dr. Christine Lackner (regular)01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Ms. Meg Raven (alternate)01-Jul-1730-Jun-20

It is the responsibility of the Student Judicial Appeals Committee to hear and adjudicate any appeals brought under the Non-Academic Discipline Appeals Policy.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.15). 

Chair:                                      

Ms. Judy Fraser-Arsenault

 

Student Representatives: 

TBA

 

 Faculty Representatives (2 + 2 Alternates)     Term Begins     Term Ends   
 Dr. Danielle Cox (alternate)01-Jul-1730-Jun-20
 Ms. Judy Fraser-Arsenault (regular)
01-Jul-1630-Jun-19
 Ms. Meg Raven (alternate)01-Jul-17 30-Jun-20
 Ms. Jennifer Thornton (regular)01-Jul-17
30-Jun-20