14 Senators (including 4 student members and 2 convocation members)

Quorum: 5 voting members (Senate minutes January 21, 2004)

Terms of reference
  1. To advise and assist the Librarian in developing a general program of library services for all the interests of the University; and, more specifically, in:
    1. keeping informed about the library needs of students, instructional and research staff, and the public, and in keeping the academic and wider community informed about the Library;
    2. responding to the opportunities and challenges presented to the Library by changes in its institutional, technological, and commercial environments;
    3. defining the functions of the Library and of library services within the University and wider community, and promoting a clear vision of the Library’s role;
    4. ensuring that the Library maintains its capacity to preserve, manage, and develop its collections;
    5. securing budgets in support of those goals; and
    6. determining the optimal use of Library space and facilities.
  2. To report to Senate on matters of policy and practice under discussion by the Committee.
  3. To make recommendations to the Senate with respect to rules for the management and conduct of the Library (in accordance with the terms of the University Act).

Dr. Francis Andrew
Dr. Janette Bulkan​
Dr. Lawrence Burr (Vice-Chair)
Dr. Veta Chitnev
Rev. Dr. Colin Godwin
Kamil Kanji (Student)
Vivian Li (Student)
Dr. Maura MacPhee​
Dr. Shigenori Matsui (Chair)
Alex Mitchell ​(Student)
Bachviet Nguyen (Student)
Dr. Alex Scott​
Rev. Dr. Richard Topping​

Ex Officio
Registrar (non-voting)
University Librarian
An associate vice-president academic, as designated by the Academic Vice-President
Director, School of Information

Meeting Schedule
Date Time Location Minutes
Thursday 15 September 2022 2:30-4:00 pm Zoom PDF
Thursday 27 October 2022 2:30-4:00 pm Zoom PDF
Thursday 24 November 2022 2:30-4:00 pm Zoom PDF
Thursday 15 December 2022 2:30-4:00 pm Zoom PDF
Thursday 19 January 2023 2:30-4:00 pm Zoom
Thursday 16 February 2023 2:30-4:00 pm Zoom
Thursday 16 March 2023 2:30-4:00 pm Zoom
Thursday 20 April 2023 2:30-4:00 pm Zoom

Past Meetings

Date Minutes
Thursday 21 April 2022 PDF
Thursday 17 March 2022 PDF
Thursday 17 February 2022 PDF
Thursday 20 January 2022 PDF
Thursday 16 December 2021 PDF
Thursday 18 November 2021 PDF
Thursday 21 October 2021 PDF