Student Services Committee

Membership:  2018-2019

(3-year terms, term expiring 30 June of year in brackets)

Name and Term ExpiryPosition / Constituency
Kathy Wilson (Senator) [e-o] Associate Vice-President Academic (Learning Environment)
Mark Walma (Senator) [e-o] Assistant Vice-President (Student Services)
Sheldon MacLeod (Senator) [e-o] Director of Student Life and Support Services (UNBSJ)
Wayne Albert (Senator) [e-o] Dean of Kinesiology or Designate
Shelley Perry [e-o] Associate Registrar (Admissions and Enrolment)
Sara Rothman (2021) Student Services
Shelley Clayton (2020) Student Services
Brock Richardson (2021) St. Thomas University Appointee
Nancy O'Shea (2020) Student Services
Jeanne Bail Library Representative
Edmund Biden (2020)  Engineering
Lucia O'Sullivan (2020) (Senator) Arts
Kathryn Weaver (2019) (Senator) (Chair) Nursing
Greg Duquette (2019) Kinesiology
Stephanie Kennedy (2020) History
Shanece Wilson (2019) Student
TBA (2019)  Student
TBA (2019) Alternate Student
TBA (2019) Alternate Student
Nicole Bendrich (2019)/TBA  Graduate Student (at least one)

(a) Terms of Reference

(Revised by F. Senate May 1997; September 2001; October 2002; September 2004; and September 2008) 

The Committee will:

  1. advise Senate on matters of general policy pertaining to student experience with particular reference to services broadly available to students of the University (e.g. health, counselling, orientation, athletics);
  2. liaise with academic units and offices and student organizations on any matters concerning students and their needs on campus;
  3. liaise with UNBSJ through the membership on this Committee of a Saint John appointee and meet together with the Saint John Senate Student Life and Support Services Committee at least once annually;
  4. liaise with St. Thomas University through the membership on this Committee of a St. Thomas appointee;*
  5. make recommendations to Senate relating to services broadly available to students of the University (e.g. health, counselling, orientation, athletics);
  6. report to Senate at least once each academic year on the Committee's activities.

(b) Membership (18)     

Voting Members (18)      Quorum (9)

  • Ex-Officio
    • Associate Vice-President Academic (Learning Environment)
    • Assistant Vice-President (Student Services)
    • Director of Student Life and Support Services (SJ) or designate
    • Dean of Kinesiology or designate
    • Assoc. Registrar (Admissions and Enrollment)
    • Library Representative
  • 5 Senate appointees
  • 3 members from, and elected by, Student Services professional staff
  • 1 St. Thomas appointee*
  • 3 Students including at least one graduate student and their alternates

(c) Chair/ Co-Chairs

Senates appointed by Senate on the recommendation of the Senate Nominating Committee. Chair cannot be the Associate Vice-President Academic (Learning Environment)

* The St. Thomas appointee on the Committee will be expected to recuse her/ himself when issues involving proprietary information are being discussed.

Summary Reports to Senate

2005