Student Services Committee

Membership:  2017-2018

(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] Executive Director of Student Affairs and Services
Kevin Bonner (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)
Sara Rothman (2018) Student Affairs and Services
Shelley Clayton (2020) Student Affairs and Services
TBA (2018) St. Thomas University Appointee
Nancy O'Shea (2020) Residential Life and Conference Services Appointee
Joanne Smyth 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
TBA (2018) Student
TBA (2018) (Senator) Student
TBA (2018) Alternate Student
TBA (2018) Alternate Student
Sarah King (2018)/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)
    • Director of Students Affair and 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
  • 2 members from, and elected by, Student Affairs and Services professional staff
  • 1 St. Thomas appointee*
  • 3 Students including at least one graduate student and their alternates
  • 1 representative from Residential Life and Conference Services

(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