Standing Committees of Senate

2023-24 Standing Committees of Senate

Senate Executive Committee

  • Dr. Kevin Wamsley (Chair)
  • Dr. Ann-Barbara Graff, (Vice-Chair)
  • Dr. Barbi Law
  • Dr. Graydon Raymer
  • Dr. Dan Walters
  • Debra Iafrate
  • Dr. Tim Sibbald (Senate Speaker) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Dean Hay (Deputy Senate Speaker) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Sal Renshaw (A&S Senator)  1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Adam Adler (EPS Senator)  1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Harikesh Panchal (NUSU Executive)  1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • Sandy Landriault (Senate Secretary) Recording Secretary (non-voting)

Academic Appeals and Petitions Committee

  • Debra Iafrate (Chair)
  • Dr. Robin Gendron (A&S Senator) 1-Jul-21 to 30-Jun-24
  • Corina Irwin (A&S Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Logan Hoehn (A&S non-Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Alison Schinkel-Ivy (EPS Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Dr. Jeff Thornborrow (EPS Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Dr. Julie Corkett (EPS non-Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Harikesh Panchal (NUSU VP Advocacy and Awareness) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • Brendan Brown (NUSU A&S Undergraduate student representative) Oct-23 to30-Apr-24
  • Sam Greco (NUSU EPS Undergraduate student rep.) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • TBA (NUSU Graduate student representative)
  • Jane Hughes (Secretary to the Registrar) Recording Secretary (non-voting)

Academic Awards Committee

  • Debra Iafrate (Chair)
  • TBA
  • Romeo Fournier
  • Dana Mackfall
  • Steven Smits
  • TBA (A&S Senator)
  • Dr. James Abbott (A&S non-Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Jane Barker (EPS Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Anna Przednowek (EPS non-Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Riley McEntee (NUSU President) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • Sam Greco (NUSU Student Senator) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • Jane Hughes (Secretary to the Registrar) Recording Secretary (non-voting)

Academic Curriculum Committee

  • Dr. Ann-Barbara Graff, (Chair)
  • Dr. Graydon Raymer
  • Dr. Dan Walters
  • Debra Iafrate
  • Dr. Nancy Black
  • Dr. Roxana Vernescu (A&S Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Dr. Jamie Murton (A&S Senator) 1-Jul-21 to 30-Jun-24
  • TBA (A&S non-Senator)
  • Dr. Tammy McParland (EPS Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Dr. Paul Millar (EPS Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Dr. Ping Zou (EPS non-Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Dr. Alex Karassev (A&S) Graduate Program Coordinator 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26 
  • Dr. Blaine Hatt (EPS) Graduate Program Coordinator 1-Jul-21 to 30-Jun-24
  • Harikesh Panchal (NUSU Executive) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • Brendan Brown (NUSU A&S Undergraduate student representative) Oct-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • Sam Greco (NUSU EPS Undergraduate student rep.) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • TBA (NUSU Graduate student representative)
  • Jane Hughes (Secretary to the Registrar) Recording Secretary (non-voting)

Academic Quality Assurance and Planning Committee

  • Dr. Ann-Barbara Graff (Chair)
  • Dr. Barbi Law
  • Dr. Dan Jarvis
  • Dr. Dan Walters
  • Debra Iafrate
  • Stephen Tedesco
  • Dr. Nancy Black
  • Judy Smith (Board of Governors)
  • Dr. Jamie Murton (A&S Senator) 1-Jul-21 to 30-Jun-24
  • Dr. Susan Srigley (A&S Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Dr. Andrew Ackerman (A&S non-Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Nathan Kozuskanich (A&S non-Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Veronika Williams (EPS Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • TBA (EPS Senator)
  • Alireza Khorakian (EPS non-Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Prasad Ravi (EPS non-Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Harikesh Panchal (NUSU Executive) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • Sam Greco (NUSU Undergraduate student rep.) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • TBA (NUSU Graduate student representative)
  • Sandy Landriault (Senate Secretary) Recording Secretary (non-voting)

By-laws and Elections Committee

  • Dr. Tim Sibbald (Chair & Senate Speaker) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Dean Hay (Vice-Chair & Deputy Senate Speaker) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. ​​Ann-Barbara Graff
  • Dr. David Tabachnick (A&S Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Dr. Todd Horton (EPS Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Riley McEntee (NUSU Executive) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • Sandy Landriault (Senate Secretary) Recording Secretary (non-voting)

Graduate Studies Committee

  • Dr. Barbi Law (Chair)
  • Dr. ​​Nancy Black
  • Debra Iafrate
  • Dr. Graydon Raymer
  • Dr. Dan Walters
  • Dr. Hilary Earl 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Blaine Hatt 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. April James 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Alexandre Karassev 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Benjamin Kelly 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • TBA
  • TBA (NUSU Graduate student representative) 
  • Laura Snoddon (Secretary to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research) Recording Secretary (non-voting)

Honorary Degrees Committee

  • Dr. Kevin Wamsley (Chair)
  • Dr. Ann-Barbara Graff (Vice-Chair)
  • Dr. ​​ Dan Walters
  • Dr. Sean O'Hagan (A&S non-Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. ​​Ping Zou (EPS non-Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dave Smits (Board of Governors)
  • Jason Bramburger (Alumni Advisory Board)
  • Riley McEntee (NUSU Executive) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • Patricia Lupton (Assistant to the President) Recording Secretary (non-voting)

Joint Committee of the Board and Senate on Governance

  • Dr. Kevin Wamsley (Chair)
  • John D'Agostino (Board of Governors)
  • Marianne Berube (Board of Governors)
  • David Smits (Board of Governors)
  • Dr. Hilary Earl (Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Dr. David Tabachnick (Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Dr. Dean Hay (Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Riley McEntee (NUSU Executive) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • Patricia Lupton (Assistant to the President) Recording Secretary (non-voting)

Research Committee

  • Dr. Barbi Law (Chair)
  • Dr. ​​Ann-Barbara Graff
  • Dr. ​​Nancy Black
  • TBA (A&S Senator)
  • Dr. David Zarifa (A&S non-Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. ​​Jonathan Muterera (EPS Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. ​​Anahita Baregheh (EPS non-Senator) 1-Jul-21 to 30-Jun-24
  • Em Cooke (NUSU Executive) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • TBA (NUSU Graduate student representative) 
  • Laura Snoddon (Secretary to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research) Recording Secretary (non-voting)

Senate Budget Advisory Committee

  • Dr. ​​Ann-Barbara Graff (Chair)
  • Cheryl Sutton
  • Dr. ​​Dan Walters
  • Dr. Richard Wenghofer (Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. ​​Jonathan Muterera (Senator) 1-Jul-21 to 30-Jun-24
  • Dr. Robin Gendron (Senator)
  • Em Cooke (NUSU Executive) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • Sandy Landriault (Senate Secretary) Recording Secretary (non-voting)

Teaching and Learning Committee

  • Dr. ​​Nancy Black
  • Dr. Trevor Smith (A&S Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Dr. Sal Renshaw (A&S Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Rob Breton (A&S non-Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. ​Rick Vanderlee (EPS Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Steven Cairns (EPS Senator)
  • Dr. Louela Manankil-Rankin (EPS non-Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Harikesh Panchal (NUSU A&S Undergraduate student representative) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • Sam Greco (NUSU EPS Undergraduate student rep.) 1-May-23 to 30-Apr-24
  • TBA (NUSU Graduate student representative)
  • TBA Recording Secretary (non-voting)

Board of Governors Representatives

  • Dr. Jamie Murton (A&S Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. Jonathan Muterera (EPS Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Dr. ​​Blaine Hatt (non-Senator) 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26
  • Dr. Alisher Mansurov (non-Senator) 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25

Council of Ontario Universities

  • Academic Colleague - Dr. Lanyan Chen 1-Jul-22 to 30-Jun-25
  • Alternate - Dr. Sarah Winters 1-Jul-23 to 30-Jun-26