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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.

 

Meetings will be held online from 1:00-3:00 p.m until further notice. Please visit our upcoming events webpage for details about attending online meetings.

Members of Senate Council
2020 - 2021 Membership
All full-time members of the faculty holding academic rank
Name Department
Acton, Carol 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
Kline, Scott
Religious Studies
Kolentsis, Alysia English
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
Meehan, Peter President and Vice Chancellor - Chair 
Vanin, Cristina Vice President Academic and Dean (Interim) - Vice-Chair
Austen, Veronica Associate Dean
Vacant Vice President Administration (non-voting)
Arnou, John Director, Student Affairs (acting) (non-voting)
Brubacher, Sue Director, Enrollment and Upper-Year Transitions (non-voting)
MacDonald, Zack Assistant Librarian
Rourke, Lorna Associate Librarian
Poletes Montgomery, Viola  Director, Advancement (non-voting)
Vacant UW Faculty Member (non-voting)
Watkinson, Carter 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
Kaczala, Katrina Executive Assistant
Senate Council Committees

The SJU Senate Council Standing Committees for 2020-2021 are as follows:

 

Governance Committee
  • Carol Acton (to August 31, 2023)
  • Tristanne Connolly (to August 31, 2022)
  • Peter Meehan (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)
  • John Arnou (Acting Director, Student Affairs; ex officio; non-voting)
  • Veronica Austen (Associate Dean; ex officio)
  • Susan Brophy (Chair of Sociology and Legal Studies; ex officio)
  • Sue Brubacher (Director, Enrollment and Upper-Year Transistions; ex officio; non-voting)
  • Norm Klassen (Acting Chair of Religious Studies; ex officio)
  • Kerry Lappin-Fortin (Chair of Italian and French Studies; Acting Chair of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies; ex officio)
  • John Rempel (Chair of Psychology; ex officio)
  • Lorna Rourke (Associate Librarian; ex officio)
  • Ryan Touhey (Chair of History; ex officio)
  • Bruno Tremblay (Chair of Philosophy; ex officio)
  • Carter Watkinson (Student Representative; ex officio; non-voting)
  • Chad Wriglesworth (Chair of English; ex officio)
  • Vacant (Student Representative #2; ex officio; non-voting)
Committee on Research and Scholarship
  • Maureen Drysdale, Chair (Research Officer; ex officio)
  • Veronica Austen (Associate Dean; ex officio)
  • David Perrin (to August 31, 2021)
  • Anastasia Tataryn (to August, 2022)
  • David Williams (to August, 2022)
Library Advisory Committee
  • Lorna Rourke, Chair (Associate Librarian; ex officio)
  • Carol Acton (to August 31, 2022)
  • 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, 2022)
Experiential Learning Advisory Committee
  • Veronica Austen, Chair (Associate Dean; ex officio)
  • John Arnou (Acting Director, Student Affairs; ex officio)
  • Roberta Cauchi-Santoro (to August, 2022)
  • Zack MacDonald (Assistant Librarian; ex officio)
  • Sylvia Terzian (to August 31, 2021)
  • Cristina Vanin (Interim Vice President Academic and Dean; ex officio)
Senate Council Meetings
* indicates link to online meeting information
 
2020-2021 Senate Council Meetings
 
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
Minutes
 
October 23, 2020
 
 
November 20, 2020
 
 
December 11, 2020
 
 
January 29, 2021
 
 
February 26, 2021
 
 
March 26, 2021
   
April 30, 2021
 
 
May 28, 2021
 
 
June 18, 2021
   
Meetings will be held online from 1:00-3:00 p.m until further notice.
 
2019-2020 Senate Council Meetings
 
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
Minutes
September 27, 2019
October 25, 2019
November 22, 2019 - Cancelled
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December 13, 2019 - Cancelled
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January 31, 2020
February 28, 2020
March 27, 2020 - Cancelled
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April 24, 2020
May 22, 2020
May 29, 2020
June 19, 2020
June 19, 2020
 
 
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
 
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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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