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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 2:00-4:00 p.m until further notice. Please visit our upcoming events webpage for details about attending online meetings.

Members of Senate Council
2021 - 2022 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 (on leave)
Desroches, Fred Sociology and Legal Studies
Drysdale, Maureen Psychology
Gregoire, Stephanie Philosophy
Klassen, Norm English
Kline, Scott
Religious Studies
Kolentsis, Alysia English
Leroux-Demir, Carlie Sociology and Legal Studies
Nicholas, Jane History and Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
Rempel, John Psychology
Rye, BJ Psychology
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
Underhill, Angela Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
Vanin, Cristina Religious Studies
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 
MacGregor, Carol Ann Vice President Academic and Dean - Vice-Chair
Austen, Veronica Associate Dean
Gourlay, Mike Executive Director, Finance and Administration (non-voting)
Vorsteveld, Jessica Director, Student Affairs (non-voting)
Brubacher, Sue Registrar (non-voting)
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
Hutter, Dan Contract Academic Staff member elected by/for the Contract Academic Staff
Vacant Student member elected by/for students registered at SJU

 

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

The SJU Senate Council Standing Committees for 2021-2022 are as follows:

 

Governance Committee
  • Tristanne Connolly, Chair (to August 31, 2022)
  • Carol Acton (to August 31, 2023)
  • Susan Brophy (to August 31, 2024)
  • Carol Ann MacGregor (Vice President Academic and Dean; ex officio)
  • Peter Meehan (President and Vice Chancellor; ex officio)
Academic Committee
  • Carol Ann MacGregor, Chair (Vice President Academic and Dean; ex officio)
  • Veronica Austen (Associate Dean; ex officio)
  • Susan Brophy (Chair, Sociology and Legal Studies; ex officio)
  • Sue Brubacher (Registrar; ex officio; non-voting)
  • Scott Kline (Chair, Religious Studies; ex officio)
  • Jane Nicholas (Acting Chair, History; ex officio)
  • John Rempel (Chair, Psychology; Acting Chair, Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies; ex officio)
  • Lorna Rourke (Associate Librarian; ex officio)
  • Bruno Tremblay (Acting Chair, Italian and French Studies; Chair, Philosophy; ex officio)
  • Jessica Vorsteveld (Director, Student Affairs; ex officio; non-voting)
  • Chad Wriglesworth (Chair, English; ex officio)
  • TBD (Student Representatives; ex officio; non-voting)
Committee on Research and Scholarship
  • Anastasia Tataryn, Chair (Research Officer; ex officio)
  • Carol Acton (to August 31, 2023)
  • Veronica Austen (Associate Dean; ex officio)
  • Maureen Drysdale (to August 31, 2022)
  • David Williams (to August 31, 2022)
Library Advisory Committee
  • Lorna Rourke, Chair (Associate Librarian; ex officio)
  • Carol Acton (to August 31, 2022)
  • Steven Bednarski (to August 31, 2022)
  • Jane Forgay (University of Waterloo Librarian)
  • Laureen Harder-Gissing (Conrad Grebel University College Librarian)
  • David Perrin (to September 30, 2021)
Experiential Learning Advisory Committee
  • Veronica Austen, Chair (Associate Dean; ex officio)
  • Roberta Cauchi-Santoro (to August 31, 2022)
  • Carol Ann MacGregor (Vice President Academic and Dean; ex officio)
  • Lorna Rourke (Associate Librarian; ex officio)
  • Jessica Vorsteveld (Director, Student Affairs; ex officio)
  • Denise Whitehead (to August 31, 2023)
  • Resource: Michelle Metzger (Service Learning Coordinator) 

 

Renewal, Tenure, and Promotions Committee

  • Carol Ann MacGregor, Chair (Vice President Academic and Dean; ex officio)
  • Fred Desroches (to June 30, 2024)
  • Alysia Kolentsis (to June 30, 2023)
  • David Williams (to June 30, 2022)
  • Appointed member from the corresponding University of Waterloo department (non-voting)
  • Alternate: Carol Acton (to June 30, 2024)
Senate Council Meetings, Agendas & Minutes
* indicates link to online meeting information
2021-2022 Senate Council Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
Minutes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 28, 2022
 
 
February 18, 2022
 
 
March 25, 2022
 
 
April 29, 2022
 
 
May 27, 2022
 
 
June 17, 2022
 
 
Meetings will be held online from 2:00-4:00 p.m until further notice.
 
2020-2021 Senate Council Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
Minutes
September 25, 2020
October 5, 2020 - Special Meeting
 
October 23, 2020
November 20, 2020
December 11, 2020 - Cancelled
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January 29, 2021 - Cancelled
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February 26, 2021
March 26, 2021
April 30, 2021
May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021
June 18, 2021 - Cancelled
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Meetings will be held online from 2:00-4:00 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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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