4 Senators (2 student members of Senate, 1 convocation member of Senate, and 1 dean)

Quorum: 4 voting members


​Prof. Janine Benedet
Dr. John Gilbert

Julia Burnham (student)
Anisha Sandhu (student)

Ex Officio

Registrar (non-voting)
Chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee, Kin Lo
Chair of the Senate Admissions Committee, Carol Jaeger
Chair of the Senate Awards Committee, Sally Thorne
Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Claudia Krebs
Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, Paul Harrison (Vice-Chair)
​Chair of the Senate Research & Scholarship Committee, Guy Faulkner
Chair of the Senate Teaching & Learning Committee, Joanne Fox

Terms of reference
  • To prepare an agenda for Senate meetings.
  • To discuss matters referred to it by Senate or by the chair of Senate for report to Senate.
  • To consider and take action on behalf of the Senate on all matters that may be referred to the Senate by the Board (Senate minutes May 21, 1975, p. 6397).
  • To consider matters relating to the implementation of the University Act (Senate minutes October 15, 1980, p. 7409).
  • To annually collect and prepare for Senate discussion topics of broad academic interest (Senate minutes May 16, 2006).
  • To advise the Secretary on the orientation program for new and returning members of Senate (Senate Minutes July 22, 2020)
Meeting Schedule

For the Senate Agenda Committee schedule, please see Senate meetings

A place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Vancouver Senate
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604.827.4143
Okanagan Senate Secretariat
UNC 322, 3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Tel: 250.807.9619

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