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
      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

Elected from Senate
​Dr. Robert Boushel
Dr. Guy Faulkner (Chair)
Katherine Feng (Student)
​Benjamin Fischer
Dr. Nancy Ford​
​Dr. Robert Kozak
Dr. Merje Kuus
​Dr. James Olson
​Dr. Susan Porter
Siddharth Rout (Student)
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 am – 11:30 am Zoom PDF
Friday, 18 November 2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom PDF
Friday, 16 December 2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom PDF
Friday, 20 January 2023 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom PDF
Friday, 17 February 2023 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom PDF
Friday, 17 March 2023 10:00 am – 11:30 am Zoom PDF
Friday, 21 April 2023 10:00 am – 11:30 am 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