Academic Building Needs


11 Senators (including 3 student members and 1 convocation member)

Quorum: 5 voting members

Terms of reference
  • To monitor the implementation of the Campus Plan;
  • To review annually all building project priorities;
  • To recommend priorities on a) areas of broad significance in the use and maintenance of academic space, and, b) new academic buildings with consideration for the needs of academic and non-academic buildings, balance of types of teaching spaces, and relationship to physical plant and planning;
  • To review the impact of every development, whether building or landscape, on the total teaching and academic resource inclduing impacts on campus wellbeing, accessibility and sustainability (Senate minutes September 14, 1994 as amended on 17 May 2017);
  • To report annually to Senate on the status of building projects, on their impact on the teaching and academic resource, and on the Committee's role in the capital project approval process (Senate minutes May 16, 2006);
  • and To meet jointly with other Senate Committees from time to time to discuss matters of mutual interest.
Prof. Adlai Fisher
Mr. Séan Haffey
Dr. Michael Isaacson
Prof. André Ivanov
Dr. Philip Loewen
Ms. Sarah Ngo
Mr. Mike Stewart

Ms. Lillian Milroy (student)
Mr. Nick Pang (student)
Mr. Riley Ty (student)

Ex Officio

Registrar (non-voting)
An associate vice-president academic, as designated by the Academic Vice-President

No Dean may serve as a member of this Committee.

Meeting Schedule
Date Time* Location Minutes
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:15pm-3:45pm Board & Senate Room, OAB  
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:15pm-3:45pm Board & Senate Room, OAB  
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:15pm-3:45pm Board & Senate Room, OAB  
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:15pm-3:45pm Board & Senate Room, OAB  
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:15pm-3:45pm TBD  
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:15pm-3:45pm TBD  
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:15pm-3:45pm TBD  
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:15pm-3:45pm TBD  

*This committee often has joint meetings with other committees, the dates of which will be determined at the start of each Winter Session.

Minutes from pevious meetings:

Sept 18, 2018

Oct 16, 2018

November 20, 2018

January 15, 2019

February 19, 2019




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