Committees

The composition and terms of reference below are excerpts from the Rules and Procedures of the Council of Senates. Please refer to that document for exact wording.

Budget Committee

Composition

The Budget Committee shall be composed of:

  • Three (3) Councillors, elected by and from the Council of Senates;
  • Nine (9) members of the Okanagan Senate appointed by and from the Okanagan Senate, who must include at least six (6) faculty members and two (2) students; and
  • Nine (9) members of the Vancouver Senate appointed by and from the Vancouver Senate, who must include at least six (6) faculty members and two (2) students.

The Budget Committee shall elect:

  • A chair, from those members of the Committee who are Councillors; and
  • Two (2) vice-chairs – one from those members specified in Section 45 (b) and one from those members specified in Section 45 (c) – who shall be responsible for representing the Budget Committee to their respective Senates.”

No member of the Budget Committee shall hold an administrative appointment as a Dean, Principal, Associate Vice-President or Vice-President.

Terms of Reference
  • The Budget Committee shall:
    • Meet with the President and assist in the preparation of the University budget; and
    • Make recommendations to the President and to report to the Okanagan and Vancouver Senates at least annually concerning academic planning and priorities as they relate to the preparation of the University budget.
  • In advising the President on the University budget, the Budget Committee may request information on any of the University’s fund accounts.
Membership

Elected from Senate
Dr. Amir Ardestani-Jaafari (Okanagan Senate)
Dr. Peter Arthur (Okanagan Senate)
Anand Brar (Okanagan Senate – Student)
Dr. Julian Cheng (Okanagan Senate)
Dr. Peter Englezos (Vancouver Senate)
Dr. Adlai Fisher (Vancouver Senate)
Dr. Susan Forwell (Vancouver Senate)
Dr. Ben Goold (Vancouver Senate)
Bowen He (Okanagan Senate – Student)
Kamil Kanji (Vancouver Senate – Student) (Chair)
Dr. Patricia Lasserre (Okanagan Senate)
Dr. Kin Lo (Vancouver Senate)
Dr. Mark MacLachlan (Vancouver Senate)
Dr. Barb Marcolin (Okanagan Senate)
Dr. Stephen O’Leary (Okanagan Senate)
Dr. Nikhita Obeegadoo (Okanagan Senate)
Mitchell Prost (Vancouver Senate) (Vice-Chair)
Dr. Samuel Roy-Bois (Okanagan Senate)
Laia Shpeller (Vancouver Senate – Student)
Three councillors, elected by and from the Council of Senates, Vacancy (2)

Registrar (ex-officio) (non-voting)

Quorum: 5 voting members

Elections Committee

Composition

The Elections Committee shall be composed of:

  • Three (3) Councillors, elected by and from the Council of Senates, one of whom shall be elected Chair by the Committee;
  • Three (3) members appointed by and from the Okanagan Senate, who must include at least one (1) faculty member and one (1) student; and
  • Three (3) members appointed by and from the Vancouver Senate, who must include at least one (1) faculty member and one (1) student.
Terms of Reference
  • The Elections Committee shall be responsible for recommending to the Council of Senates, in consultation with the Secretary to the Council of Senates, any rules necessary for nominations, elections, and voting in any election:
    • Of the Chancellor;
    • To the Council of Senates;
    • To the Senates;
    • To the Board of Governors; or
    • To any body or group created under the authority of the above groups unless the Council of Senates otherwise provides.
  • The Elections Committee shall decide the final disposition of any appeal filed for any election governed by Section 39 of these Rules and Procedures.
  • The Elections Committee shall determine its own rules for the conduct of its meetings and business, and shall approve and maintain regulations governing appeals.
Membership

Elected from Senate
Dr. Meigan Aronson (Vancouver Senate)
Dr. Peter Arthur  (Council)
Dr. Joanne Fox (Vancouver Senate)
Dr. Paul Harrison (Council)
Dr. Daniel Keyes (Okanagan Senate)
Jonathan Low (Okanagan Senate – Student)
Dr. Barbara Marcolin (Okanagan Senate)
Dr. Charles Menzies (Council)
Prof. Ngai Pindell (Vancouver Senate)
Dr. Marie Tarrant (Okanagan Senate)

Registrar (ex-officio) (non-voting)

Quorum: 5 voting members, except when considering appeals for a campus-specific election, in which case 4 voting members shall form a quorum.

Executive Committee

Composition

The Executive Committee shall be composed of:

  • One (1) representative appointed by and from the committee responsible for preparing the Okanagan Senate Agenda;
  • One (1) representative appointed by and from the committee responsible for preparing the Vancouver Senate Agenda;
  • Three (3) Councillors from the Okanagan Senate, elected by and from the Council of Senates, who must include at least one (1) faculty member and one (1) student; and
  • Three (3) Councillors from the Vancouver Senate elected by and from the Council of Senates, who must include at least one (1) faculty member and one (1) student.

The Chair of the Executive Committee shall be elected by the Committee from among those members specified by Section 37 (c) and (d).

Terms of Reference
  • The Executive Committee shall be responsible for recommending the following to the Council of Senates:
    • The agenda for meetings of the Council of Senates;
    • The disposition of any matter referred to the Council of Senates by a Senate, by the Board of Governors, or by the President;
    • Changes to (Council of Senates) Rules and Procedures; and
    • Terms of affiliation with other universities, colleges, or other institutions of learning, or to modify or terminate the affiliation.
Membership

Elected from Senate
Dr. Peter Arthur (Okanagan)
Dr. Jan Cioe (Okanagan)
Dr. Kin Lo (Vancouver)
Dr. Ingrid Price (Vancouver)
Dr. Sally Willis-Stewart (Okanagan Agenda Committee)
Vacancy (3)

Registrar (ex-officio) (non-voting)

Quorum: 4 voting members