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Senate Membership 2022/23

Consituency

Member

Term*

Renewal

Chancellor

Dr. Judith Sayers

N/A

President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Deborah Saucier (Chair)

N/A

Provost and Vice-President Academic

Dr. Michael Quinn

N/A

Dean - Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation

Dr. Jean Maltesen

N/A

Dean - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Marni Stanley 

N/A

Dean - Faculty of Education

Dr. David Paterson

N/A

Dean - Faculty of Health and Human Services

Dr. Patricia O'Hagan

N/A

Dean - Faculty of Management

Bryan Webber (acting)

N/A

Dean - Faculty of Science and Technology

Dr. Eve Stringham 

N/A

Dean - Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr. Elizabeth Brimacombe

N/A

Dean - Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology

Glynis Steen

N/A

Chief Librarian

David Alexander

N/A

Faculty - Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation

Joan Robin

3 year

Spring 2024

Faculty - Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation

Sherri McKinnon

3 year

Spring 2023

Faculty - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Georgina Martin

3 year

Spring 2024

Faculty - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Eliza Gardiner

3 year

Spring 2023

Faculty - Faculty of Education

Dr. Wendy Simms

3 year

Spring 2024

Faculty - Faculty of Education

Heather Pastro (Vice-Chair)

3 year

Spring 2023

Faculty - Faculty of Health and Human Services

Hanna Kerr

3 year

Spring 2024

Faculty - Faculty of Health and Human Services

Stephanie Crocker

3 year

Spring 2023

Faculty - Faculty of Management

Chris Jaeger

3 year

Spring 2024

Faculty - Faculty of Management

Dr. Shahriar Hasan

3 year

Spring 2023

Faculty - Faculty of Science and Technology

Dr. Eric Demers

3 year

Spring 2024

Faculty - Faculty of Science and Technology

Dr. Gara Pruesse

3 year

Spring 2023

Faculty - Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr. David Hopwood

3 year

Spring 2024

Faculty - Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr. Sylvie Lafrenière

3 year

Spring 2023

Faculty - Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology

Jessica Gemella

3 year

Spring 2024

Faculty - Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology

Deanna McNaught

3 year

Spring 2023

Alumni

Michael Ribicic

3 year

Spring 2023

Student

Kiera Brown

1 year

Spring 2023

Student

Bruce Caulfield

1 year

Spring 2023

Student

Sarah Lyana

1 year

Spring 2023

Student

Cole Reinbold

1 year

Spring 2023

Support Staff

Dr. Kathleen Bortolin

3 year

Spring 2024

Support Staff

Johnny Blakeborough

3 year

Spring 2023

Board Appointee - non-voting

 vacant

1 year

Registrar - non-voting

Fred Jacklin

N/A

Senate Support

Kyla Bruce

N/A


The senate of a special purpose, teaching university is composed of the following:

  1. the chancellor
  2. the president, who is its chair
  3. the academic vice president or equivalent
  4. the deans of faculties
  5. the chief librarian
  6. the registrar
  7. two faculty members for each faculty, elected by faculty members of the faculty
  8. four students elected by the students
  9. one alumni member who is not a faculty member, appointed by the president on nomination by the alumni association
  10. two support staff elected by the support staff
  11. one non-voting member of the senate, if appointed to the senate by the board to serve for one year