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. Joanne Fox (Chair)
Dr. Alison Greig
Dr. Jan Hare
Mathew Ho (Student)
Davey Li (Student)
Dr. Maura MacPhee
Holly Patraschuk (Student)
Dr. Ingrid Price
Dr. Karen Smith
Dr. HsingChi von Bergmann

Ex Officio
Registrar (non-voting)
An associate vice-president academic, as designated by the Academic Vice-President
Director, First Nations House of Learning
Chair of the Academic Policy Committee (Senate minutes, 19 May 2021)
Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology  (Senate minutes, 15 September 2010)
One representative from among the University’s 3M National Teaching Fellows or winners of the West Coast Teaching Excellence Award (British Columbia Teaching & Learning Council) (Senate minutes, 17 May 2023)
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, 19 November 2014)


Meeting Schedule
Date Time Location
14 September 2022 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom
12 October 2022 (cancelled) 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom
09 November 2022 (joint with Okanagan Learning and Research) 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom
14 December 2022 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom
11 January 2023 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom
08 February 2023 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom
10 February 2023 (joint with Okanagan Learning and Research) 11:15 am – 12:45 pm Zoom
08 March 2023 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom
12 April 2023 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Zoom
10 May 2023 Cancelled

Minutes from previous meetings:

Date Minutes
08 March 2023 PDF
08 February 2023 PDF
11 January 2023 PDF
14 December 2022 PDF
14 September 2022 PDF
13 April 2022 PDF
9 February 2022 PDF
12 January 2022 PDF
8 December 2021 PDF
10 November 2021 PDF
13 October 2021 PDF
15 September 2021 PDF

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