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Graduate Committee

This committee acts as a deliberative body for all matters pertaining to graduate studies in LA&PS.

The Graduate Committee will normally meet the third Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m..

From section 6.8 of the rules and procedures of council, updated April 2021.

A standing committee as a deliberative body for all matters pertaining to Graduate Studies in LA&PS. 

As the committee responsible for Graduate Studies and in accordance with the Standards, Rules and Procedures of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Committee:

1. Promotes and coordinates Graduate Studies in the Faculty; 

2. Coordinates planning and encourages cooperation among graduate programs; 

3. Establishes and maintains standards of graduate student education and graduate student research in LA&PS;

4. Reviews and recommends to Faculty Council the approval of new graduate academic initiatives including graduate diplomas, graduate programs and fields in existing graduate programs as well as major changes to existing program requirements and matters related to curricular policy and standards;

5. Reviews curriculum submissions for new course proposals, changes to existing course proposals, as well as non-major and minor changes to degrees/diplomas from LA&PS graduate programs;

6. Coordinates, discusses, and advises Faculty Council on any other procedures, regulations and policies related to Graduate Studies that are or will be in the purview of LA&PS, such as admission policies, graduate student support, international student matters, and institutional metrics.

Subcommittees may be established by the Graduate Committee as deemed necessary.

  • Two graduate appointed full-time faculty members from the Humanities
  • Two graduate appointed full-time faculty members from the Social Sciences
  • Two graduate appointed full-time faculty members from the Professional Studies
  • Four graduate students from four different graduate programs housed in the Faculty of LA&PS
  • Ex-officio (non-voting) members: Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research, Manager, Graduate Studies, Chair of Faculty Council or designate, Secretary of Council or designate

Faculty members will be elected for a three-year rolling cycle. Each year, one-third of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis by other faculty members from different Schools/Departments who are not already represented on the Committee. 

The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a two-year term.

2021-2022 Members

Faculty Members

Chair: Susan Ingram, Department of Humanities

Emilia Nielsen, Department of Social Science
Joanne Jones, School of Administrative Studies
Minoo Derayeh, Department of Equity Studies
Yuk-Lin Renita Wong, School of Social Work
James Corcoran, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Student Representatives

Sarah Midanik, School of Public Policy and Administration

Ex-officio (non-voting) members

Ravi de Costa, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research
Lindsay Gonder, Manager, Graduate Studies
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate

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Upcoming Meetings

Dec 16

Graduate Committee

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jan 20

Graduate Committee

20 January 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Feb 17

Graduate Committee

17 February 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 17

Graduate Committee

17 March 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Apr 14

Graduate Committee

14 April 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 19

Graduate Committee

19 May 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jun 16

Graduate Committee

16 June 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm