Research and Scholarship Committee


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
      mandates; and
    • 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



Melina Amirsharafi (Student)
​Dr. Robert Boushel
Dr. Guy Faulkner (Chair)
​Benjamin Fischer
Dr. Nancy Ford​
Romina Hajizadeh (Student)
Jorden Hendry (Student)
​Dr. Robert Kozak
Dr. Merje Kuus
​Dr. James Olson
​Dr. Susan Porter
Dr. Anubhav Singh
​Dr. James Stewart (Vice Chair)

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 21 October 2022 10:00-11:30am Zoom PDF
Friday 18 November 2022 10:00-11:30am Zoom PDF
Friday 16 December 2022 10:00-11:30am Zoom PDF
Friday 20 January 2023 10:00-11:30am Zoom
Friday 17 February 2023 10:00-11:30am Zoom
Friday 17 March 2023 10:00-11:30am Zoom
Friday 21 April 2023 10:00-11:30am Zoom
Minutes from previous meetings:
Date Minutes
Friday 15 April 2022 PDF
Friday 18 March 2022 PDF
Friday 18 February 2022 PDF
Friday 14 January 2022 PDF
Friday 17 December 2021 PDF
Friday 22 October 2021 PDF
Friday 19 September 2021 PDF