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);
  • To meet jointly with other Senate Committees from time to time to discuss matters of mutual interest.

Benjamin Fischer
Dr. Adlai Fisher
Ian Caguiat (Student)
Dr. Andre Ivanov
Sultana Razia (Student)
Dr. Alex Scott
Laia Shpeller (Student) (Chair)
Dr. Jaclyn Stewart
Dr. Richard Topping
Dr. Austin Uzama
Vacancy (1)

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 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
Minutes from Previous Meetings
Date Minutes
Tuesday 19 April 2022 PDF
Tuesday 15 March 2022 PDF
Tuesday 15 February 2022 PDF
Tuesday 14 December 2021 PDF
Tuesday 16 November 2021 PDF
Tuesday 19 October 2021 PDF
Tuesday 21 September 2021 PDF