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Senate Council

St. Jerome’s University is committed to a bicameral governance structure. SJU Senate Council is composed of members of the University administration, faculty members, contract academic staff, student representatives, and a representative from the University of Waterloo. It is the governing body responsible for academic policy development and programs. 

 

SJU Senate Council recommends to the University of Waterloo Senate for academic matters pertaining to UWaterloo degrees, or to the St. Jerome’s University Board of Governors for academic matters pertaining to St. Jerome’s University degrees.

Members of Senate Council
2019-2020 Membership
All full-time members of the faculty holding academic rank
Name Department
Acton, Carol English
Austen, Veronica English
Bednarski, Steven History and Medieval Studies
Bonner, Kieran Sociology and Legal Studies
Brabazon, Honor Sociology and Legal Studies
Brophy, Susan Sociology and Legal Studies
Burris, Chris Psychology
Cauchi-Santoro, Roberta Italian and French Studies
Connolly, Tristanne English
Deman, Andrew English
De Santis, Carm Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
Desroches, Fred Sociology and Legal Studies
Drysdale, Maureen Psychology
Gregoire, Stephanie Philosophy
Klassen, Norm English
Kolentsis, Alysia English
Komornicka, Jolanta History
Lappin-Fortin, Kerry Italian and French Studies
Nicholas, Jane History and Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
Perrin, David Religious Studies
Rempel, John Psychology
Rye, BJ Psychology and Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
Seljak, David Religious Studies
Serafini, Toni Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
Spielmacher, Mark English
Stumpf, Andrew Philosophy
Terzian, Sylvia English
Touhey, Ryan History
Tremblay, Bruno Philosophy
Whitehead, Denise Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies and Sociology and Legal Studies
Williams, David English
Wriglesworth, Chad English
Zunic, Nick Philosophy

 

Ex-officio Members
Name Title
Kline, Scott President and Vice Chancellor (Interim) - Chair 
Vanin, Cristina Vice President Academic and Dean (Interim) - Vice-Chair
Vacant Associate Dean
Vacant Vice President Administration (non-voting)
Vacant Registrar (non-voting)
MacDonald, Zack Assistant Librarian
Rourke, Lorna Associate Librarian
Poletes Montgomery, Viola  Director of Advancement (non-voting)
Vacant UW Faculty Member (non-voting)
Malenfant, Josée-Claire One Executive Officer of the Students’ Union appointed by the Students' Union Executive

 

Elected Members
Name Title
Vacant Student member elected by/for students registered at SJU
Lobb, Diana Contract Academic Staff member elected by/for the Contract Academic Staff

 

Recording Secretary
Name Title
Schwendinger, Christine Academic Administration Coordinator
Senate Council Committees

The SJU Senate Council Standing Committees for 2019-2020 are as follows:

 

Governance Committee
  • Carol Acton, Chair (to August 31, 2020)
  • Tristanne Connolly (to August 31, 2022)
  • Scott Kline (Interim President and Vice Chancellor; ex officio)
  • Lorna Rourke (to August 31, 2021)
  • Cristina Vanin (Interim Vice President Academic and Dean; ex officio)
Academic Committee
  • Cristina Vanin, Chair (Interim Vice President Academic and Dean; ex officio)
  • Kieran Bonner (Acting Chair of Sociology and Legal Studies; ex officio)
  • Maureen Drysdale (Chair of Psychology; ex officio)
  • Norm Klassen (Acting Chair of Religious Studies; ex officio)
  • Kerry Lappin-Fortin (Chair of Italian and French Studies; ex officio)
  • Josée-Claire Malenfant (Student Representative; ex officio; non-voting)
  • Lorna Rourke (Associate Librarian; ex officio)
  • Toni Serafini (Chair of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies; ex officio)
  • Ryan Touhey (Chair of History; ex officio)
  • Bruno Tremblay (Chair of Philosophy; ex officio)
  • Chad Wriglesworth (Chair of English; ex officio)
  • Vacant (Associate Dean; ex officio)
  • Vacant (Registrar; ex officio; non-voting)
  • Vacant (Student Representative #2; ex officio; non-voting)
Committee on Research and Scholarship
  • Maureen Drysdale, Chair (Research Officer; ex officio)
  • Norm Klassen (to August 31, 2020)
  • Jane Nicholas (to August 31, 2020)
  • David Perrin (to August 31, 2021)
  • Vacant (Associate Dean; ex officio)
Library Advisory Committee
  • Lorna Rourke, Chair (Associate Librarian; ex officio)
  • Carol Acton (to August 31, 2020)
  • Jane Forgay (University of Waterloo Librarian)
  • Laureen Harder-Gissing (Conrad Grebel University College Librarian)
  • Zack MacDonald (Assistant Librarian; ex officio)
  • David Perrin (to August 31, 2020)
Experiential Learning Advisory Committee
  • Vacant, Chair (Associate Dean; ex officio)
  • Maureen Drysdale (to August 31, 2020)
  • Zack MacDonald (Assistant Librarian; ex officio)
  • Sylvia Terzian (to August 31, 2021)
  • Cristina Vanin (Interim Vice President Academic and Dean; ex officio)
  • Jessica Vorsteveld (Director of Student Affairs; ex officio)
Senate Council Meetings
2019-2020 Senate Council Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
Minutes
September 27, 2019
September 27, 2019
October 25, 2019
October 25, 2019
November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019
December 13, 2019
December 13, 2019
December 13, 2019
January 31, 2020
January 31, 2020
January 31, 2020
February 28, 2020
February 28, 2020
February 28, 2020
March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020
April 24, 2020
April 24, 2020
April 24, 2020
May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020
June 19, 2020
June 19, 2020
June 19, 2020
Meetings are held in the Board and Senate Room (SH 1001) from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
 
2018-2019 Senate Council Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
Minutes
September 21, 2018
October 26, 2018
November 23, 2018
December 14, 2018
January 18, 2019
February 8, 2019
March 29, 2019
April 12, 2019 - Cancelled
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May 17, 2019
June 14, 2019
Meetings are held in the Board and Senate Room (SH 1001) from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

 

2017-2018 Senate Council Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
Minutes
September 22, 2017
October 20, 2017
November 17, 2017
December 8, 2017 - Cancelled
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January 19, 2018
February 9, 2018 - Cancelled
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March 16, 2018
April 20, 2018
May 17, 2018
June 15, 2018 - Cancelled
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Meetings are held in the Board and Senate Room (SH 1001) from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

 

2016-2017 Senate Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
Minutes
September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

October 21, 2016

October 21, 2016

October 21, 2016

November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016

December 9, 2016 - Cancelled - -
January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017
March 10, 2017 March 10, 2017 March 10, 2017
April 7, 2017 April 7, 2017 April 7, 2017
May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017
June 9, 2017 - Cancelled - -

 

Senate Council Terms of Reference