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Composition of Senate

The membership of Senate reflects the University’s main academic structures (Faculties and units). The composition of Senate is determined by the The York University Act, 1965.  Senate rules, procedures and guidelines set out the detailed composition of Senate membership in The Senate Handbook, Section B: Membership of Senate.

Membership by Category 2013-2014 to 2014-2015

Ex-Officio Members (20)
Chancellor (1)
President (1)
Vice-Presidents (4)
Deans and Principal (11)
University Librarian (1)
Members of the Board (2)

Faculty Elected by Councils (99)
Education (4)
Environmental Studies (4)
Fine Arts (8) (Minimum of 2 Chairs)
Glendon (8) (Minimum of 1 Chair)
Health (11) (Minimum of 2 Chairs)
Lassonde (5) (Minimum of 1 Chair)
Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (40) (minimum of 13 Chairs and 2 Contract Faculty Members)
Osgoode (4)
Schulich (6)
Science (9) (Minimum of 2 Chairs)

Librarians (2)

Students (28)
2 per Faculty except 6 for Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Graduate Student Association (1)
York Federation of Students (1)

Other Members (13)
Chair of Senate (1)
Vice-Chair of Senate (1)
Secretary of Senate (1)
Academic Colleague (1)
President of YUFA (1) plus a designated alternate
Member of YUSA (1) plus a designated alternate
Member of CUPE 3903 (1) plus a designated alternate
Alumni (2)
College Masters (1)
Registrar (1)
Vice-Provost Academic(1)
Vice-Provost Students(1)

Chairs of Senate Committees (5 est.)

Total 167