Teaching and Learning


12 Senators (including 3 student members [preferably 2 undergraduate and 1 graduate student] and 1 convocation member)

Quorum: 6 voting members

Terms of reference
  • To advise Senate and its committees on such matters of teaching and learning as it may consider appropriate, or as may be referred to it from time to time.
  • To provide a leading forum for the discussion of the teaching and learning environment of the University, including the social and emotional well-being of all involved in the teaching / learning process.
  • To assume responsibility in the evaluation and assessment of the evidence (data) pertaining to teaching and learning practices at the University and provide recommendations for the betterment of such practices on the basis of such evidence.
  • To promote both Senate and University-wide discussion regarding matters of teaching and learning, inclusive of that arising in the research enterprise of the University.
  • To make recommendations, as appropriate, on matters of teaching and learning.

Dr. Francis Andrew
Dr. Simon Bates
Dr. Julian Dierkes 
Dr. Joanne Fox (Chair)
Dr. Alison Greig
Dr. Maura MacPhee
Dr. Ingrid Price
Ms. Karen Smith
Dr. HsingChi von Bergmann

Christopher Hakim (student)
Diane Nguyen (student)
Arezoo Alemzadeh Mehrizi (student)(Vice-Chair)

Ex Officio

Registrar (non-voting)
An associate vice-president academic, as designated by the Academic Vice-President
Director, First Nations House of Learning
Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology  (Senate minutes September 15, 2010)
One representative from among the University's 3M National Teaching Fellows (Senate minutes October 17, 2012)
One representative of Student Development and Services, as designated by the Vice-President, Students (Senate minutes 17 May 2017)
One representative from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, as designated by the Dean (Senate minutes November 19, 2014)


Meeting Schedule
Date Time Location Minutes
Wednesday, October 14, 2020    2:00pm-3:30pm Via Videoconferencing  
Wednesday, November 16, 2020    3:30pm-5:00pm              Via Videoconferencing  
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:00pm-3:30pm Via Videoconferencing  
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:00pm-3:30pm Via Videoconferencing  
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:00pm-3:30pm Via Videoconferencing  
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 2:00pm-3:30pm Via Videoconferencing  
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:00pm-3:30pm Via Videoconferencing  
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:00pm-3:30pm Via Videoconferencing  

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