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 including impacts on campus wellbeing, accessibility and sustainability (Senate minutes, 14 September 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, 16 May 2006);
  • To meet jointly with other Senate Committees from time to time to discuss matters of mutual interest.

Elected from Senate
As the Senate is considering a re-organization of the Committee’s work, no members have been appointed at this time.

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.

Minutes from Previous Meetings
Date Time Location Minutes
Tuesday, 20 September 2022 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom PDF
Tuesday, 18 October 2022 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom PDF
Tuesday, 15 November 2022 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom Cancelled
Tuesday, 17 January 2023 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom Cancelled
Tuesday, 21 February 2023 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom PDF
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom Quorum not met
Tuesday, 18 April 2023 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom

For meeting minutes prior to September 2022, please contact