Senate-Related Committees have one feature in common: the Senate Nominations Committee is responsible for conducting elections to fill the membership. Some of them are established under their own terms of reference; others are established under the Collective Agreement with the Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association.

Nancy's Chair Committee

The Nancy Rowell Jackman Chair in Women’s Studies (Nancy’s Chair) was established at Mount Saint Vincent University in the mid-1980s. Endowed by well-known Toronto-based feminist and philanthropist Nancy Ruth, the Chair raises awareness of women’s issues by bringing to campus distinguished scholars in women’s studies and activists who have contributed to the advancement of women. The Nancy’s Chair Committee is responsible for appointments to this chair.

Chair:
Dr. Carrie Dawson

Ex-Officio Members:
Dean of Arts & Science, Dr. Carrie Dawson (effective Aug. 1/19)
Vice-President Academic and Provost, Dr. Julie McMullin (effective Aug. 1/19)
Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Kim Kienapple

Department of Women’s Studies Chairperson, Dr. Malika Das



Faculty Representatives (3) Term Begins Term Ends
Dr. Susie Brigham, AMI Representative 01-Jan-19 30-Jan-21
Dr. KelleyAnne Malinen (Senate-elected) 01-Jan-18 30-Jun-20
Dr. Sherry Pictou, Department of Women’s Studies Representative
01-Jul-18 30-Jun-21



University Review Committee (URC)

The University Review Committee is established under the Collective Agreement with the Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association (Article 20.7). Its responsibility is to assess, in view of the recommendations of the Department Review Committee and Dean, the applications of candidates for reappointment, tenure and promotion. It is Senate-related in that the Senate Nominations Committee manages the election.

Chair:
Dr. Julie McMullin (effective Aug. 1/19)

Ex-Officio Member:

Vice-President Academic and Provost, Dr. Julie McMullin (effective Aug. 1/19)

Faculty Representatives (3) Term Begins Term Ends
Dr. Áine Humble, Professional Studies 01-Jul-17 30-Jun-20
Dr. Melissa McGonnell, Education 01-Jul-19 30-Jun-22
Dr. Corey Slumkoski, Arts & Science 01-Jul-18 30-Jun-21

University Review Committee - Librarians (URCL)

The University Review Committee for Librarians is established under the Collective Agreement with the Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association (Article 21.7). Its responsibility is to assess, in view of the recommendations of the Librarians’ Review Committee and the University Librarian, the applications of candidates for reappointment, permanence and promotion. It is Senate-related in that the Senate Nominations Committee manages the election.

Chair:
Dr. Julie McMullin (effective Aug. 1/19)

Ex-Officio Member:

Vice-President Academic and Provost, Dr. Julie McMullin (effective Aug. 1/19)

Faculty Representatives Term Begins
Term Ends
Dr. Áine Humble 01-Jul-19 30-Jun-22
Ms. Meg Raven 01-Jul-19 30-Jun-22

University Review Committee - Lab Instructors (URCLI)

The University Review Committee for Lab Instructors is established under the Collective Agreement with the Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association (Article 48B.8). Its responsibility is to assess, in view of the recommendations of the Department Review Committee (LI) and Dean, the applications of candidates for reappointment, permanence and promotion. It is Senate-related in that the Senate Nominations Committee manages the election.

Chair:
Dr. Julie McMullin (effective Aug. 1/19)

Ex-Officio Member:

Vice-President Academic and Provost, Dr. Julie McMullin (effective Aug. 1/19)

Faculty Representatives Term Begins
Term Ends
Dr. Stephen Perrott 01-Jul-18 30-Jun-21
Mr. Kevin Shaughnessy 01-Jul-18 30-Jun-21

Board of Governors (BOG) - Faculty Representatives

The University Charter specifies that three members be selected by and from the faculty. Two of these are elected by the Faculty Complement in an election managed by the Senate Nominations Committee; the third is the President of the Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association, ex-officio.

Faculty Representatives Term Begins Term Ends
Dr. Susie Brigham 01-Jul-18 30-Jun-20
Dr. Gabrielle Durepos 26-Sep-19 30-Jun-21
Dr. Jeff MacLeod, President, MSVU Faculty Association 01-Jul-19 Pro Term

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

Joint Board/Senate Liaison Committee (JBSL) - Faculty Representatives

The Joint Board/Senate Liaison Committee is a subcommittee of the Board of Governors. Its purpose is to serve as a means of communication between the Board and Senate on matters of common concern, with special reference to the task of linking academic goals and financial forecasts.

Senate Representatives Term Begins Term Ends
Dr. Jeff MacLeod 01-Jul-17 30-Jun-20
Dr. Rhoda Zuk 01-Jul-17 30-Jun-20

Advisory Committee for the Gail and Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Learning Disabilities

The Chair in Learning Disabilities was created as part of the Capital Campaign of Mount Saint Vincent University through support from individual donors, professional educators, parents and learners and the Government of Nova Scotia. The primary purpose of the Chair in Learning Disabilities, which was established with gifts from individual donors and the Government of Nova Scotia, is to conduct and communicate research into best practices to address the academic, personal and social strengths and needs of children and youth with learning disabilities. The Advisory Committee supports the work of the Chairholder.

Chair:

Dr. Antony Card

Ex-Officio Members:
Dean of Education, Dr. Antony Card

Faculty Representatives Term Begins Term Ends
Dr. Michelle Forrest 01-Jan-19 30-Jun-21
Dr. Daniel Séguin 01-Jul-17 30-Jun-20