GFC Committees

Research and Scholarship Standing Committee (RSSC)

Terms of Reference

The committee shall:

  • review annually the Institution's Strategic Research Plan and provide advice on its contents, objectives, and orientation
  • consider and review, as required, existing research related policies and propose new one, if necessary, and provide advice on their content, interpretation, and implementation
  • provide a forum where new research, scholarly initiatives and ideas can be discussed and reviewed in an inter-disciplinary context
  • provide, through its members, an internal communication mechanism built on the existing institutional structure to broadly communicate information concerning research, funding opportunities, institutional research initiatives, and the like
  • establish, as required, sub-committees to address emerging issues as they relate to research, creative, and scholarly activities and develop proposals for addressing them.
Date Time Location Minutes
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. University Board Room PDF
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. University Board Room PDF
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. University Board Room PDF
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. University Board Room PDF
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. University Board Room PDF
Tuesday,February 11, 2020 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. University Board Room PDF
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. University Board Room PDF
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. TBD TBD
Member Role
Michael Uzoka
Faculty of Science and Technology
GFC Member at Large
Karen Atkinson-Leadbeater
Faculty of Arts
Faculty Member
Leah Hamilton
Faculty of Business and Communication Studies
Faculty Member
Lynne Lafave
Faculty of Health, Community and Education
Faculty Member
Trevor Day
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty Member
Erika Smith
Faculty Member
Sara Sharun
University Library
Faculty Member
Kathy Offet-Gartner
Student Affairs and Campus Life
Jennifer Pettit
Faculty of Arts
Provost's Council Representative
Meri Topchieva Student Representative
Tala Abu Hayyaneh Student Representative
David Ohreen
Chair, Human Research Ethics Board
Faculty Member
Michael Quinn
Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic
Ex Officio
Melissa Deane
Manager, Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement
Ex Officio
Curtis Lang
Finance Designate
Ex Officio
Meagan Bowler
Dean, University Library
Ex Officio
Ray De Paul
Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Institute Director
James Stauch
Institute for Community Prosperity
Institute Director
Michelle Yeo
Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Institute Director
Connie Van der Byl
Institute for Environmental Sustainability
Institute Director
Tracy Lee
Miistakis Institute
Institute Director
Lena Soots
Trico Changemakers Studio
Interim Director
Centre for Community Disaster Research
Centre Director
Julia Thiessen
Marketing and Commnunications
Sheena Jensen
Governance Assistant, GFC
Recording Secretary
For further information, contact:

Sheena Jensen

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