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ACADEMIC APPEALS                                                                                                                                                  

Dr Bidyut Talukdar (ECON/Bus)          

Dr Philip Giles (GEOG/Arts)    

Dr Victor Owen (GEOL/Science)          

Dr. Diane Crocker (CRIM/FGSR – grad appeals only)   

Senate Chairperson (who shall chair)

Ms Lexa Ali (Student rep appt’d by SA to Apr/18)      

Registrar (or designate)                                                                                                                                    

Secretary of Senate (Sect.)


ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE                                                                                                                                              

Dr Maryam Dilmaghani (ECON/Bus)    

Dr Hong Fan (ACCT/Bus)        

Dr Florian Muenkel (FINA/Bus)        

Dr Alexander Soucy (RELS/Arts)

Dr Stephanie Morley (ENGL/Arts) 

Dr Randy Hart (SOCI-CRIM/Arts)     

Dr David Bourgeois (PSYC/Science)     

Dr Luke MacDonald (EGNE/Science)      

Dr Clarissa Sit (CHEM/Science)

The Senate Chairperson (Dr Madine VanderPlaat) (who shall chair)

Mr Ossama Nasrallah (Student rep appt’d by SA to Apr/18)

Ms Lexa Ali (Student rep appt’d by SA to Apr/18)      

Ms Deeksha Bhaskar (Student rep appt’d by SA to Apr/18)


ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE APPEAL BOARD                                                                                                              

Dr Karen Grandy (COMM/Bus)

Dr Bidyut Talukdar (ECON/Bus)          

Dr Peter Twohig (ACST/Arts)

Dr Lyndan Warner (HIST/Arts)

Dr Anne Dalziel (BIOL/Science)

Dr Mark Fleming (PSYC/Science)        

Ms Lexa Ali (Student rep appt’d by SA to Apr/18)      

Mr Ossama Nasrallah (Student rep appt’d by SA to Apr/18)


ACADEMIC PLANNING                                                                                                                                            

Dr Mark Barr (ENGL/Arts)                   

Dr Ethan Pancer (MKTG/Bus)  

Dr Camilla Holmvall (PSYC/Science)   

Ms Lexa Ali (Student rep elected by Senate to Apr/18)

Vice-President, Academic & Research (who shall Chair)                                                                                    

Deans of Faculties (4)                                                                                                                                       

University Librarian                                                                                                                                         

Sr Advisor, Teaching and Learning

Secretary of Senate (Sect.)


ACADEMIC REGULATIONS                                                                                                                         

Dr Eric Henry (ANTH/Arts)                 

Dr Kate Kimery (CISY/Bus)

Ms Lexa Ali (Student rep in senior year, appt’d by SA to Apr/18)        

Two Faculty Deans

    Dr Steven Smith          

    Dr Margaret MacDonald           

Vice-President, Academic & Research or designate (Dr Naulls) (who shall chair)                                                            


Dean of Graduate Studies & Research (graduate regulations only)                                                                                  

Assistant Registrar, Admissions and Scholarships (for mtgs to discuss admission requirements)                            

Secretary of Senate (Sect.) 


ANIMAL CARE                                                                                                                                               

Dr Kathy Singfield, (BIOL) (nominated by Dean-Science and appointed by Senate as acting chair)           

Dr Anne Daiziel, (BIOL) (1 faculty from each Department using animals)    

Dr Linda Campbell, (ENVS) (1 faculty from each Department using animals)     

Ms Carmen Cranley, (BIOL) (1 tech from each Dept using animals)  

Dr. Aibing Xia, MSVU (1 rep from each org whose animal care is man’gd under a MOU)        

Dr Jim Gillis (1 Veterinarian)               

Ms Caila Henderson (1 University Animal Care technician)/(ENVS -1 tech from each Dept using animals)

Ms Carmen Cranley (1 University Animal Care technician)/(BIOL - 1 tech from each Dept using animals)                     

Dr Tanya Peckmann, ANTH (1 University non animal user)                   

Mr Andrew Hebda (1 Community Representative)                                 

Ms Michelle Boyden (1 Community Representative)     

TBA (Student Representative – 1 graduate) (appt’d to Apr/18) 

TBA (Student rep – 1 undergraduate, appt’d by SA to Apr/18)           

1 Research Grants officer – ex officio (Ms Margaret Schenk)                                                                                         

1 Animal Care Coordinator – ex officio (Ms Connie Clarke - acting)      

One (1) chair nominated by the Dean of Science and appointed by Senate. (The chair shall be a full-time faculty member)



Dr Hamdi Driss (FINA/Bus)                                                                                                                 

Dr Todd Calder (PHIL/Arts)                                                                                                    

Dr Roby Austin (ASTR/PHYS/Science)                                                            

Vice-President Academic & Research or a Dean (ex-officio)                                                                                           

Ms Lexa Ali (Student Senator elected by Senate to Apr/18)                                                                 


One representative, Studio for Teaching & Learning - Distance Education (S. Woods)                                               

Secretary of Senate Office (Sect.)



Dr Kai Ylioki (CHEM/Science)                         

Dr Rahman Khokhar (FINA/Bus)                                                          

Dr Myles McCallum (ML&C/Arts)                                                                               

Ms Lexa Ali (Student rep appt’d by SA to Apr/18)  

Ms Amy Hein (Student rep appt'd by FGSR to Apr/18)                                                                   

University Librarian                                                                                                                                         

One represnetative, Studio for Teaching and Learning (S. Woods) 


LITERACY STRATEGY                                                                                                                                             

University Librarian (who shall chair)                                                                                                               

Director, Writing Centre (ex-officio)                                                                                                                             

Director, Continuing Education (ex-officio)                                                                                                                   

Dr Shelagh Crooks (PHIL/Arts)                                    

*Dr Karen Grandy (COMM/Bus)                                                                                                                                                       

Dr Nicole Conrad (PSYC/Science)                              

Ms Lexa Ali (Full-time student appt’d by SA to Apr/18) 


RESEARCH ETHICS BOARD                                                                                                                                                 

Dr Veronica Stinson (PSYC/Science – 13-19) (acting chairperson to Dec 2017)

Dr Nicole Conrad (PSYC/Science - 17-20)

Dr Nicolas Roulin (PSYC/Science - 17 - 20)

Dr Jason Ivanoff (PSYC/Science - 16-19)

Dr Audrey MacNevin (SOCI-CRIM/Arts - 13 - 20) (Vice-Chair 2017-20)

Dr Michele Byers (SOCI/Arts - 14-17) 

Dr Rangle Hart (SOCI/Arts - 14-17)

Dr Ashley Carver (SOCI/Arts - 16 - 19)

Dr Jamie Livingstone (SOCI/Arts) (15-18)

Dr Augie Westhaver (SOCI/CRIM-Arts - 15-18)  

Dr Scott Edgar (PHIL/Arts - 14 - 20)                                              

Ms Nicole Carter (Office REB)(13-19)                                                              

Ms Orshy Torok (Library)(12-18)                                                                                              

TBA (Up to 3 Graduate student appt’d by SA to Apr/17)                                

Mr Brendan Grue (16-17) (Up to 3 Graduate student appt’d by SA to Apr/17)                              

Mr Keif Godbout-Kinney (16-17) (Up to 3 Graduate student appt’d by SA to Apr/17)                  

External representatives:

    Dr Jayne Wark (NSCAD Art History - 17 - 20)                                                     

    Ms. Lindsay Logie (Community - 17 - 20)                                                             

    Ms. Iva Pauker (Community 16 - 20)


STUDENT DISCIPLINE                                                                                                                                              

Dr. Rachael Collins (SOCI-CRIM/Arts)                                                                            

*Dr Veronica Stinson (PSYC/Science)                                                                          

Dr Liqiang Chen (FINA/Bus)                                                                                                                

Ms Lexa Ali (Student rep appt’d by SA to Apr/18)                                                                                          

Mr Ossama Nasrallah (Student rep appt’d by SA to Apr/18)  





Dr Lyndan Warner                                                                                               

Dr Veronica Stinson                                                                                        

Dr Jason Grek Martin                                                                                                   

Mr Ossama Nasrallah (Student Senator elected by Senate to Apr/18)                                                     

Secretary to Senate Office (Sect.)  



Dr Jason Grek Martin (an elected member of Senate who shall chair)                                                      

Dr Gugu Hlongwane (an elected faculty member appointed by Senate)                                                    

Ms Lexa Ali (Student rep appt’d by SA to Apr/18)                                                      

Dr Marc Doucet Parliamentarian, (appointed annually by Senate)                        

Secretary to Senate Office (Sect.)  



Dr Karen Grandy

Dr Myles McCallum                                                                            

Dr Marc Doucet

Dr Gugu Hlongwane                                                                        

Dr Lyndan Warner


SENATE EXECUTIVE                                                                                                                                                   

Dr Karen Grandy                                                                                                         

Dr Tatjana Takseva                                                                              

Mr Ossama Nasrallah (Student Senator elected by Senate to Apr/18)                          

Chair of Senate (who shall chair) (Dr Madine VanderPlaat)                                         

Vice-Chair of Senate (alternate chair) (Dr Tatjana Takseva)                  


Vice-President, Academic and Research                                                                                                            

Deans of Faculties                                                                                                                                            


Secretary of Senate Office (Sect.) 


LEARNING AND TEACHING                                                                                                                   

Dr Alexander Avdulov (ML&C/Arts) 

Dr Karen Lightstone (ACCT/Bus)                                                                               

Dr Leanna Closson (PSYC/Science)                                                                  

Dr Diane Crocker (CRIM/FGSR/Arts)                                                                          

Dr Tatjana Takseva (One member of Senate selected by Senate)                                                  

One representative from Library (nom by Univ Librarian) (Dr Heather Sanderson)                                                                      

One representative from Studio of Teaching and Learning (Ms Stefani Woods)                                                                                                    

One part-time faculty member nom by Committee - Dr Howard Donohoe (GEOL)                                  

Up to four additional members recommended to Senate by the Committee    

Dr Shelagh Crooks (PHIL/Arts) (Acting Chair)                                                       

Dr Paul Muir (MATH/Bus)                                                                            

Ms Roxanne Richardson (BIOL/Science)                                                                                   

Dr Laura Weir (BIOL/Science)                                                                              

Ms Lexa Ali (One full-time student rep - nominated by SA/Committee to Apr. 18)                                                          

TBA (One part-time student nominated by OPTAMUS/Committee to Apr. 17)                                                                             

Vice-President Academic and Research (ex-officio)                                                                                                       

Senior Advisor, Teaching and Learning   



*Dr Mohammad Rahaman (FINA/Bus)                                                                                           

*Dr Meg Ternes (PSYC/Science)                                                                            

Dr Evangelia Tastsoglou (SOCI/Arts)                                                                                        

Mr Ossama Nasrallah (Student rep appt’d by SA to Apr/18)                   

Assistant Registrar, Admissions and Scholarships (Jim Dunn) (ex-officio)                                                                       

Financial Aid Counselor (Marla Douglas) (non-voting and Sect.)  


Ad-hoc Committee

Committee to Review the Instructor Course Evaluation Process

Faculty Representatives (elected by Senate)

Dr Gugu Hlongwane (ENGL/Arts)

Dr Myles McCallum (ML&C/Arts)

Dr Adam Sarty (Dean, FGSR)

Dr Don Naulls (Acting Registrar)

Mr Brian Hotson (Directory, Writing Centre)

Ms Lexa Ali (Student Senator elected by Senate to Apr/18)

Secretary of Senate (Sectry)


Committee on Accessibility in the Saint Mary's Academic Environment

Faculty Representatives (elected by Senate)

Dr Sailaja Krishnamurti (RELS/Arts) (Chair)

Dr Tatjana Takseva (ENGL/Arts)

Dr Linda Campbell (ENVS/Science)

Dr Daniel Hall (ENGL/Arts)

Dr Myles McCallum (ML&C/Arts)

One representative from the Fred Smither Centre (Dr David Leitch) 

The University Librarian

Ms Lexa Ali (Student Senator elected by Senate to Apr/18)

Secretary of Senate (Sectry)


Joint Committees                                                                                             

HONORARY DEGREES                                                                                            

Dr Myles McCallum

Dr Mark Raymond                                                                                                                               

Mr Ossama Nasrallah (Student rep appt’d by SA to Apr/18)  



Dr Alexander Soucy (Chair, Religious Studies)

Dr Mary Hale (Religious Studies)  


Presidential Committee                                                                                                                                                     

BUDGET (2017-2018 only)                                                                                         

Dr Mohammad Rahaman

Dr Myles McCallum                                                                                                                                

(Appointments are for the current budget period.  Members may be reappointed.)







1. Rylan Higgins 16 – 19 ANTH

1 Karen Grandy 15-18 MKTG

1.  Ron Russell 17 - 20 BIOL

2.  Xiaoping Sun 17 - 20 HIST

2.  David Wicks 17 - 20 MGMT

2.  Rob Singer 17 - 20 CHEM

3.  Blake Brosn 17 - 20 HIST/ACST

3.  Mahmoud Moh'd 17 - 20 FINA

3.  TBA 17 - 20






1.  Myles McCallum 16-18 CLAS

1.  Jean Helms Mills 16-18 MGMT

1.  David Bourgeois 17-19  PSYC

2.  Elissa Asp 16-18 LING

2.  Harold Ogden 17 - 19 MKTG

2.  Jason Masuda 17 - 19 CHEM

3. TBA 17-19

3. Mohmoud Moh'd 17 - 19 FINA

3.  Marcin Sawicki 16-18 ASTR/PHYS






1.  Teresa Heffernan 16-18 ENGL

1. Terry Wagar 16-18 MGMT

1.  Stavros Konstantinidis 16-18 MATH

2.  Alex Soucy 17 - 19 RELS

2. Chankon Kim 16-18 MKTG

2. Veronica Stinson 16-18 PSYC








Linda Campbell, ENVS

Renee Hulan

Goran Stanivukovic, ENGL

Danika van Proosdij, GEOG

Natalia Kotchetova-Kozloski

Alexandra Dobrowlsky, POLI






Catherine Loughlin, MGMT

 Lyndan Warner, HIST 

Karen Grandy, COMM

Tatjana Takseva, ENGL

 Myles McCallum, CLAS

Veronica Stinson, PSYC

Jason Grek Martin, GEOG

 Madine VanderPlaat, SOCI/CRIM

Tanya Peckmann, ANTH

Abdul-Rahman Khokhar, FINA

 Mohammad Rahaman, FINA

Marc Doucet, POLI

Lori Francis, PSYC


Daniel Hall, ENGL

Gugu Hlongwane, ENGL


Staff Observer – Board of Directors



Barb Bell

Sept 1, 2016 – August 31, 2018



Senate Committee on Learning and Teaching

In 2012, the Quality of Teaching Committee (est. 1988) was renamed the Senate Committee on Learning and Teaching to reflect its role in providing leadership in these areas. The Committee supports a range of initiatives through the Studio for Teaching and Learning (Studio), including Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards.

2016-17 Senate Committee on Learning and Teaching

Name Department E-mail Address
Esther Enns Vice President, Academic & Research (Acting) vpacademic@smu.ca
Alec Soucy Faculty of Arts alec.soucy@smu.ca
Valerie Creelman Faculty of Commerce valerie.creelman@smu.ca
Leanna Closson Faculty of Science leanna.closson@smu.ca
Diane Crocker Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research diane.crocker@smu.ca
Tatjana Takseva Member of Senate tatjana.takseva@smu.ca
Stefani Woods eLearning stefani.woods@smu.ca
Heather Sanderson Patrick Power Library heather.sanderson@smu.ca
Will Kay Educational Developer, Teaching Support william.kay@smu.ca
Howard Donohoe Part-time Faculty howard.donohoe@smu.ca
Roxanne Richardson Member at Large roxanne.richardson@smu.ca
Claudia De Fuentes Member at Large claudia.defuentes@smu.ca
Blair Jones SMUSA VPAcademic.SMUSA@smu.ca
Todd Smith Studio for Teaching and Learning (non-voting) todd.smith@smu.ca
Maryanne Fisher, Chair Member at Large  mlfisher@smu.ca
Julie Quinn Member at Large julie.quinn@smu.ca
Julia Roddi Part-time Student  

The Senate Committee on Learning and Teaching welcomes expressions of interest from faculty regarding membership on the Committee.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards Sub-Committee, 2016-17

Name Department E-mail Address
Valerie Creelman (Chair) Faculty of Commerce valerie.creelman@smu.ca
Howard Donohoe PT Faculty howard.donohoe@smu.ca
Leanna Closson Faculty of Science leanna.closson@smu.ca
Heather Sanderson Library heather.sanderson@smu.ca