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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 meets on the third Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (September - June).

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.

2022-2023 Members


Faculty Members

Chair: Susan Ingram, Department of Humanities
James Corcoran, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Joanne Jones, School of Administrative Studies
Minoo Derayeh, Department of Equity Studies
Emilia Nielsen, Department of Social Science
Victor Shea, Department of Humanities
Yuk-Lin Renita Wong, School of Social Work

Student Representatives

To be determined

Ex-officio (non-voting) members

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

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2022-2023 Meetings

• September 22, 2022
• October 20, 2022   
• November 17, 2022 
• December 15, 2022 
• January 19, 2023 
• February 16, 2023 
• March 16, 2023 
• April 20, 2023 
• May 18, 2023 
• June 15, 2023