Research and Scholarship


11 Senators, including 2 students (at least one of whom is preferably a graduate student) and 1
convocation member.

Quorum: 5 voting members

Terms of Reference
  • To consider, and to provide advice and recommendations to the Senate, on key academic
    matters related to research at the University, including but not limited to:

    • Institutional policies and procedures related to research;
    • Centres, institutes and other academic or administrative units with research-focused
    • Research aspects of university-level strategic planning
    • The research environment, infrastructure, funding and other issues which, in the
      opinion of the Committee, have an impact on research at the University;
    • To consider an annual report on research at the University from the Vice-President
      Research and Innovation prior to its presentation to Senate;
    • To meet or consult with other Senate committees as required on matters of mutual

Elected from Senate
Dr. Brenna Bhandar
Dr. Guy Faulkner (Vice-Chair)
Dr. Andre Ivanov
Dr. Emily Jenkins
Dr. Robert Kozak
Dr. Wendy Norman (Chair)
Dr. James Olson
Dr. Chris Overall
Mitchell Prost
Siddharth Rout (Student)
Enav Zusman (Student)

Ex Officio
Registrar (non-voting)
Vice-President Research & Innovation or an Associate Vice-President Research as designated by the Vice-President

Meeting Schedule
Date Time Location Minutes
Friday, 20 October 2023 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom PDF
Friday, 17 November 2023 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom PDF
Friday, 8 December 2023 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom PDF
Friday, 19 January 2024 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom PDF
Friday, 16 February 2024 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom PDF
Friday, 15 March 2024 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom
Friday, 19 April 2024 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom
Friday, 17 May 2024 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom
Minutes from Previous Meetings
Date Minutes
Friday, 21 April 2023 PDF
Friday, 17 March 2023 PDF
Friday, 17 February 2023 PDF
Friday, 20 January 2023 PDF
Friday, 16 December 2022 PDF
Friday, 18 November 2022 PDF
Friday, 21 October 2022 PDF

For meeting minutes prior to September 2022, please contact