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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
2016 - 2017 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
Brophy, Susan Sociology and Legal Studies
Burris, Chris Psychology
Connolly, Tristanne English
Desroches, Fred Sociology and Legal Studies
Drysdale, Maureen Psychology
Gregoire, Stephanie Philosophy
Humphreys, Sara English
Klassen, Norm English
Kolentsis, Alysia English
Lackenbauer, Whitney History
Lappin-Fortin, Kerry Italian and French Studies
Mulcahy, Caitlin Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
Niccoli, Gabriel Italian and French Studies
Nicholas, Jane Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
Ouedraogo, Awalou Sociology and Legal Studies
Perrin, David Religious Studies
Purkey, Anna Sociology and Legal Studies
Rempel, John Psychology
Rye, BJ Psychology
Seljak, David Religious Studies
Serafini, Toni Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
Spielmacher, Mark English
Tataryn, Myroslaw Religious Studies
Terzian, Sylvia English
Touhey, Ryan History
Tremblay, Bruno Philosophy
Whitehead, Denise Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
Williams, David English
Wriglesworth, Chad English
Zunic, Nick Philosophy

 

Ex-officio Members
Name Title
Bergman, Katherine President & Vice-Chancellor - Chair
Kline, Scott Vice-President Academic and Dean - Vice-Chair
Vanin, Cristina Associate Dean
Becks, Darren Vice-President, Administration (non-voting)
Brubacher, Sue Registrar (non-voting)
Rourke, Lorna Librarian
Poletes Montgomery, Viola Director of Advancement (non-voting)
Skidmore, James UW Faculty Member (non-voting)
Maya Venters One Executive Officer of the Students’ Union appointed by the Students' Union Executive

 

Elected Members
Name Title
Anne Marie Hayman   Student member elected by/for students registered at SJU
John Greenwood Contract Academic Staff member elected by/for the Contract Academic Staff

 

Recording Secretary
Name Title
Charland, Laura   Administrative Assistant to the Vice President Academic and Dean
Senate Committees

The SJU Senate Council Standing Committees for 2017-2018 are as follows:

 

Governance Committee
  • Carol Acton
  • Steven Bednarski
  • Katherine Bergman (President and Vice Chancellor, ex-officio)
  • Scott Kline (Vice President Academic and Dean, ex-officio)
  • Bruno Tremblay
     
Academic Committee
  • Susan Brophy (Acting Chair of Sociology and Legal Studies)
  • Sue Brubacher (Registrar, ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Tristanne Connolly (Chair of English)
  • Scott Kline, Chair (Vice President Academic and Dean, ex-officio)
  • Kerry Lappin-Fortin (Chair of Italian and French Studies)
  • Lorna Rourke (Librarian, ex-officio)
  • BJ Rye (Interim Chair of Psychology)
  • Toni Serafini (Chair of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies)
  • Myroslaw Tataryn (Chair of Religious Studies)
  • Ryan Touhey (Chair of History)
  • Bruno Tremblay (Chair of Philosophy)
  • Cristina Vanin (Associate Dean, ex-officio)
  • To Be Announced (Student Representative, non-voting)
  • To Be Announced (Student Representative, non-voting)
Finance Committee
  • Darren Becks (Vice President Administration, ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Katherine Bergman, Chair (President and Vice-Chancellor, ex-officio)
  • Norm Klassen
  • Scott Kline (Vice President Academic and Dean, ex-officio)
  • David Williams
  • Nick Zunic
     
Committee on Research and Scholarship
  • To Be Announced, Chair (Research Officer, ex-officio)
  • Stephanie Gregoire
  • Scott Kline (Vice President Academic and Dean, ex-officio)
  • Kerry Lappin-Fortin
  • Zack MacDonald
  • Cristina Vanin (Associate Dean, ex-officio)
     
Library Committee
  • Veronica Austen
  • Norm Klassen
  • Scott Kline, Chair (Vice President Academic and Dean, ex-officio)
  • Lorna Rourke, Librarian (ex-officio)
Senate Meetings
2017/2018 Senate Meetings
 
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
Minutes
September 22, 2017
 

 

October 20, 2017
 
 
November 17, 2017
 
 
December 8, 2017
 
 
January 19, 2018
 
 
February 9, 2018
 
 
March 16, 2018
 
 
April 20, 2018
 
 
May 25, 2018
 
 

June 15, 2018

 

 

 

Meetings are held in the Board and Senate Room (Room SH1001) from 2:30 p.m. - 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  
June 9, 2017- cancelled    

 

Senate Council Terms of Reference