University-Wide Committees

Graduate students serve on university-level committees. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact the GSA President.

CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
Board of GovernorsMax SalmanApr-20
Linda Ogechi IhemeApr-20
Board Executive CommitteeLinda Ogechi IhemeApr-20
Board Buildings & Properties CommitteeMax SalmanApr-20
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
SenateNaima Samuel – GSA President (ex-officio) 
Vivek UnnithanApril-21
Julia GoyalApril-21
Max SalmanApr-20
Linda Ogechi IhemeApr-20
Senate Executive CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Vivek UnnithanApr-20
Senate Finance CommitteeLinda Ogechi IhemeApr-20
Senate Long Range Planning CommitteeMax SalmanApr-20

Senate Committee for Honorary Degrees

Julia GoyalApr-20
Senate Graduate and Research CouncilNaima Samuel – GSA President (ex-officio) 
Daniel Martel (AHS)Apr-21
Lauren Meliss Holt (ARTS)Apr-21
David Benjamin Billedeau (ENV)Apr-21
Kareem Tarek Mostafa (ENG)Apr-21
Dmitrii Marin (MATH)Apr-21
Max Salman (SCI)Apr-21
University Committee on Student AppealsCurrently filled by Undergraduate (AHS) 
Currently filled by Undergraduate (ARTS) 
Robert Bruce (ENV)Apr-20
Currently filled by Undergraduate (ENG) 
Dmitrii Marin (MATH)Apr-21
Currently filled by Undergraduate (SCI) 
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
Graduate Student Relations CommitteeNaima Samuel- GSA President (ex-officio and Co-chair) 
Trubal Jasmathbhai GotiApr-20
Masa TorbicaApr-20
Michelle LiuApr-20
David Benjamin BilledeauApr-20
Student Services Advisory CommitteeNaima Samuel – GSA President (ex-officio)Apr-20
Michelle LiuApr-20
Graduate Student Support Advisory CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Nathaniel Jared SmithApr-20
Jacob TerryApr-20
Policy 30 Drafting CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Jennifer ReidApr-20
Robert BruceApr-20
Policy 33 Review CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Policy 70-72 Review CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
Provost’s Advisory Committee on TimetablingNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Provost Advisory Committee on EquityCarrie ShoreyApr-20
Space Information Advisory GroupJacob TerryApr-20
IT Advisory BoardJacob TerryApr-20
Copyright Advisory Committee

Naima Samuel (GSA President)

President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental SustainabilityNadwa ElbadriApr-21
Climate and Energy Working Group of President’s Advisory Committee on SustainabilityNathaniel Jared Smith

Until Completion

Advisory Committee on Traffic Violations and ParkingNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Research Ethics and Integrity Advisory CommitteeClement AfariDec-21
Alex WalkerNov-20
Working Group on Sexual and Gender Diversity LGBTTTQQIPA+Yuqing XieApr-20
Graduate Professional Skills Working GroupAmir Hosein Sadeghi IsfahaniApr-20
Course Evaluation Project TeamNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Complementary Teaching Assessment Project TeamArnold KwokUntil completion
Matthew RobbinsUntil completion
University Tenure and Promotion CommitteeTwesh UpadhyayaApr-20
Joint Health and Safety CommitteeJoanne FernandezApr-20
Appeal Committee on Traffic and ParkingIfeanyi OkwuchiApr-20
Standing Committee on Alcohol Use and EducationNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Kevin McKayDec-19
Human Research Ethics CommitteeMidori NishiokaDec-20
Michael ParisAug-20
Clinical Research Ethics CommitteeOlivia TongAug-20
Open Scholarship CommitteeRebecca MacAlpineApr-20
Teaching and Learning Space CommitteeChristopher BellApr-20
Reunion CommitteeTobin RacicotApr-20
Healthy Workplace CommitteeAshley RyanApr-20
AccessAbility CommitteeFatima SuleimanApr-20
HeforShe CommitteeCameron SmithAug-22
Thrive Planning CommitteeSara DrisdelleApr-20
Animal Care CommitteeHeather IkertFeb-22
Shawna SempleFeb-21
Graduate Supervision Task ForceChristina Akuyie AppahUntil Completion
Laura McCrackinUntil Completion
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
Online Teaching and Online Course Design Award Evaluation CommitteeAmir Hosein Sadeghi IsfahaniApr-20
Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision CommitteeRebecca StirlingApr-20
Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a StudentDavid Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-president)Apr-20
Naima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Distinguished Teaching AwardsDavid Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-president)Apr-20
Wanis NafoDec-20
President’s Impact Awards CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
Arts Faculty CouncilSerena McDiarmidAug-19
Sharon KashaniAug-19
Engineering Faculty CouncilCyrus FioriDec-20
Parvin AdeliaDec-20
Arts Faculty TribunalRyan Christopher YeungAug-20 
Sara MarshAug-20
Dean of Science Nominating CommitteeMax SalmanUntil Dissolved
Dean of Environment Nominating CommitteeQ ChenUntil Dissolved
Dean of Engineering Nominating CommitteeJacob TerryUntil Dissolved
Dean of Mathematics Nominating CommitteeDaniel MathesonUntil Dissolved
Science Faculty CouncilMatthew RobbinsApr-20
Amir Hosein Sadeghi IsfahaniApr-20
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
Unsanctioned Public Gatherings Task ForceNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Town and Gown Multi-Agency CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Community Cohesion Working GroupNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Town and Gown Community Safety and Wellness Sub-committeeDavid Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President)Apr-20
Town and Gown Talent Retention Sub-committeeDavid Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President)Apr-20
Post-Secondary Collaborative Large GroupDavid Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President)Apr-20
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
SLC/PAC Expansion Project Team
Naima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Strategic Planning Advisory CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Samantha HossackApr-20
SSO Student Advisory CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
One Stop Shop Steering CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Committee on Student Mental HealthGSA PresidentApr-20
Meghan Kathleen CrouchUntil Completion
Student Experience Project TeamNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Cannabis Legalization Campus Impact GroupNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey Promotions Working GroupDavid Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President)Apr-20
Orientation Planning CommitteeDavid Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President)Apr-20
Standing Committee on Alcohol Use and EducationNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Kevin McKayDec-19
Fair Trade Working GroupKevin McKayDec-19
Fall Break Project TaskforceNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Orientation Steering CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Academic Integrity Advisory CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Wellness CollaborativeAshley RyanApr-20
Teghan BartonApr-20
Verification of Illness Form Working GroupAshley RyanApr-20
Library Student Advisory CommitteeSara DrisdelleApr-20

Last Updated: March 26, 2020

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