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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
2018-2019 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
Deman, Andrew English
Desroches, Fred Sociology and Legal Studies
Drysdale, Maureen Psychology
Falconer, Thirstan History
Gregoire, Stephanie Philosophy
Klassen, Norm English
Komornicka, Jolanta History
Lackenbauer, Whitney History
Lappin-Fortin, Kerry Italian and French Studies
Nicholas, Jane Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies and History
Perrin, David Religious Studies
Purkey, Anna Sociology and Legal 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
Zinaic, Rade Sociology and Legal Studies
Zunic, Nick Philosophy

 

Ex-officio Members
Name Title
Bergman, Katherine President and Vice Chancellor - Chair
Kline, Scott Vice President Academic and Dean - Vice-Chair (on leave)
Vanin, Cristina Acting Dean - Vice-Chair
Kolentsis, Alysia Acting Associate Dean
Keys, Scott Interim 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)
Campbell, Oliver One Executive Officer of the Students’ Union appointed by the Students' Union Executive

 

Elected Members
Name Title
TBD  Student member elected by/for students registered at SJU
Devitt, Ryan Contract Academic Staff member elected by/for the Contract Academic Staff

 

Recording Secretary
Name Title
Kelly, Lorna Executive Assistant
Senate Council Committees

The SJU Senate Council Standing Committees for 2018-2019 are as follows:

 

Governance Committee
  • Steven Bednarski, Chair
  • Carol Acton
  • Katherine Bergman (President and Vice Chancellor; ex officio)
  • Zack MacDonald (to February 13, 2019)
  • Lorna Rourke (as of February 14, 2019)
  • Cristina Vanin (Acting Dean; ex officio)
Academic Committee
  • Cristina Vanin, Chair (Acting Dean; ex officio)
  • Kieran Bonner (Chair of Sociology and Legal Studies)
  • Oliver Campbell (Student Representative; non-voting)
  • Maureen Drysdale (Chair of Psychology)
  • Alysia Kolentsis (Acting Associate Dean; ex officio)
  • Kerry Lappin-Fortin (Chair of Italian and French Studies / Acting Chair of Religious Studies)
  • Zack MacDonald (Assistant Librarian; ex officio) (to February 13, 2019)
  • Lorna Rourke (Associate Librarian; ex officio) (as of February 14, 2019)
  • Toni Serafini (Acting Chair of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies)
  • Ryan Touhey (Chair of History)
  • Bruno Tremblay (Chair of Philosophy) (as of January 1, 2019)
  • Chad Wriglesworth (Chair of English)
  • Nikolaj Zunic (Acting Chair of Philosophy) (to December 31, 2018)
  • Vacant (Registrar; ex officio; non-voting)
  • Vacant (Student Representative #2; non-voting)
Committee on Research and Scholarship
  • Maureen Drysdale, Chair (Research Officer; ex officio)
  • Norm Klassen
  • Alysia Kolentsis (Acting Associate Dean; ex officio)
  • Jane Nicholas
  • Andrew Stumpf
Library Advisory Committee
  • Zack MacDonald, Chair (Assistant Librarian; ex officio) (Chair to February 13, 2019)
  • Carol Acton
  • David Perrin
  • Lorna Rourke, Chair (Associate Librarian; ex officio) (Chair as of February 14, 2019)
  • Librarian, AFIW Library (where possible; ex officio)
  • Representative, University of Waterloo Library (where possible; ex officio)
Experiential Learning Advisory Committee
  • Alysia Kolentsis, Chair (Acting Associate Dean; ex officio)
  • Maureen Drysdale
  • Zack MacDonald (Assistant Librarian; ex officio) (to February 13, 2019)
  • Lorna Rourke (Associate Librarian; ex officio) (as of February 14, 2019)
  • Sylvia Terzian
  • Cristina Vanin (Acting Dean; ex officio)
  • Jessica Vorsteveld (Director of Student Affairs; ex officio)
Senate Council Meetings
2018-2019 Senate Council Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
Minutes
September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018
October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018
November 23, 2018
November 23, 2018
November 23, 2018
December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018
January 18, 2019
January 18, 2019
January 18, 2019
February 8, 2019
February 8, 2019
February 8, 2019
March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019
April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019
May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019
Meetings are held in the Board and Senate Room (SH 1001) from 1:30 to 3 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
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 to 4 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