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Faculty of Science Meeting

Considers all questions concerning courses, programs, degree requirements, and other academic matters for approval and recommendation for appropriate action.

Membership: All academic members of the Faculty of Science.

Contact person: josie [dot] damico [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Josie D'Amico) (Secretary)
Useful link: Faculty meeting documents


Science Nominating Committee

Nominates Science professors for membership in committees. Membership consists of the Faculty of Science representatives on Senate, i.e.:

  • Chair: Dean Martin Grant
  • Convenor: Prof. Peter Grütter (Physics) [August 2017]
  • Prof. John Gyakum (Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies) [August 2017]
  • Prof. Graham Bell (Biology) [August 2015]
  • Prof. David Harpp (Chemistry) [August 2015]
  • Prof. Masad Damha (Chemistry) [August 2017]
  • Prof. Gregory Dudek (Computer Science) [August 2016]
  • Prof. Alfonso Mucci (Earth and Planetary Sciences) [August 2017]
  • Prof. Timothy Moore (Geography) [August 2016]
  • Prof. Jacques Hurtubise (Mathematics & Statistics) [August 2016]


Science Chairs' Council

The Science Chairs' Council is an advisory committee to the Dean.

Contact person: malek [dot] yalaoui [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Malek Yalaoui) (Secretary to the Dean)

  • Chair:  Dean Martin Grant
  • Associate Dean (Academic) Tamara Western [September 2014- May 2019]
  • Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Education) Victoria Kaspi [June 2013 – May 2015]
  • Director (Advising Services) Nicole Allard [June 2007 – ]
  • Prof. John Gyakum ((Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences) [September 2013 – August 2016]
  • Prof. Graham Bell (Biology) [June 2011– May 2016]
  • Prof. Masad Damha (Chemistry) [June 2013 – May 2018]
  • Prof. Gregory Dudek (School of Computer Science) [September 2013 – August 2016]
  • Prof. Alfonso Mucci (Earth & Planetary Sciences) [June 2013 – May 2016]
  • Prof. Nigel Roulet (Geography) [September 2014– August 2019]
  • Prof. Jacques Hurtubise (Mathematics & Statistics) [January 2009 – May 2015]
  • Prof. Nancy Ross (McGill School of Environment) [September 2013 – August 2018]
  • Prof. Sylvie De Bois (McGill School of Environment) [Until December 2014]
  • Prof. Peter Grütter (Physics) [June 2013 – May 2018]
  • Prof. John Lydon (Psychology) [June 2014 – May 2017]
  • Prof. David Green (Redpath Museum) [June 2010 – May 2015]


Academic Committee

Considers proposals for new and revised courses, programs, and academic policies in the Faculty of Science.

Contact person: josie [dot] damico [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Josie D'Amico) (Secretary)
Useful link: Academic Committee minutes

  • Chair: Dean Martin Grant
  • Vice-Chair: Associate Dean (Academic) Tamara Western 
  • Director (Academic Advisors) Nicole Allard
  • Prof. Craig Mandato (Anatomy & Cell Biology)
  • Prof. Daniel Kirshbaum (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
  • Prof. Julie St-Pierre (Biochemistry)
  • Prof. Thomas Bureau (Biology)
  • Prof. Amy Szuchmacher Blum (Chemistry)
  • Prof. Clark Verbrugge (School of Computer Science)
  • Prof. Anthony Williams-Jones (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
  • Prof. Michel Lapointe (Geography)
  • Prof. Vojkan Jaksic (Mathematics & Statistics)
  • Ms. Kathy Roulet (McGill School of Environment)
  • Prof. Greg Marczynski (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Prof. Barbara Hales (Pharmacology)
  • Prof. Guy Moore (Physics)
  • Prof. Ana Nyzhnyk (Physiology)
  • Prof. Blaine Ditto (Psychology)
  • Ms. Sara Holder (Schulich Library of Science & Engineering)

 

Undergraduate Student Representatives (7):

  • Ms. Emily Rose Rutherford-Stone (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
  • Mr. Jeremy Goh (Pharmacology)
  • Mr. Kai Hong (Mathematics)
  • Ms. Laura Lyon (Geography)
  • Ms. Rose Rutherford-Stone (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
  • Mr. Simon Bilodeau (Physiology)
  • Ms. Vivian Ku (Pharmacology)

 

One Graduate Student - TBA


Tenure Committee

Submits recommendations for Tenure in the Faculty of Science.

Contact person: malek [dot] yalaoui [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Malek Yalaoui) (Secretary to the Dean)

  • Chair: Dean Martin Grant
  • Alternate Chairs:
  • Prof. Peter Yau (2015)
  • Prof. Scott Bohle (2015)
  • Prof. Mark Goldberg (Medicine, Medicine)
  • Frank Mucciardi (Mining, Engineering)
  • Marina Klein (Medicine, Medicine)


Committee on Student Standing

Considers appeals of decisions made by the Director of Advising Services to requests from students.

Contact person: jane [dot] hawes [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Jane Hawes) (Secretary)

  • Chair: Prof. Eric Galbraith (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
  • Prof. Andreas Zuend (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
  • Prof. Rodrigo Reyes-Lamothe (Biology)
  • Prof. Martin Robillard (Computer Science)
  • Prof. Benjamin Forest (Geography)
  • Prof. Jean-Christophe Nave (Mathematics & Statistics)
  • Prof. William Coish (Physics)
  • Prof. Rhonda Amsel (Psychology)
  • Prof. Hans Larsson (Redpath)

 

Student Representatives (4):

  • Mary Smith (Biochemistry)
  • Halyea Nisbet (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
  • Charbel El-Kefraoui (Neuroscience)
  • Ziyaan Harji (Psychology) 


Scholarships Committee

Recommends undergraduate students for scholarships.

Contact person: josie [dot] damico [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Josie D'Amico) (Secretary)

  • Chair: Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Education) Victoria Kaspi
  • Prof. Craig Mandato (Anatomy & Cell Biology)
  • Prof. Yi Huang (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
  • Prof. José Teodoro (Biochemistry)
  • Prof. Melania Cristescu (Biology)
  • Prof. Mark Andrews (Chemistry)
  • Prof. Luc Devroye (School of Computer Science)
  • Prof. Olivia Jensen (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
  • Prof. Dani Wise (Mathematics & Statistics)
  • Prof. Brian Leung (McGill School of Environment)
  • Prof. Greg Matlashewski (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Prof. Kenneth Ragan (Physics)
  • Prof. Ana Nyzhnyk (Physiology)
  • Prof. Heungsun Hwang (Psychology)


Leo Yaffe & Principal's Prize Committee

Recommends a professor teaching Science courses for the Leo Yaffe Award for Excellence in Teaching, and recommends nominations from the Faculty for the Principal's Prizes for Excellence in Teaching.

Contact person: josie [dot] damico [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Josie D'Amico) (Assistant to the Dean)

  • Chair: Prof. Edith Zorychta [August 2015] 
  • Prof. Gary Brouhard (Biology) [August 2015]
  • Prof. Dmitrii Perepichka (Chemistry) [August 2015]
  • Prof. Paul Wiseman (Chemistry & Physics) [August 2015]
  • Prof. Denis Thérien (Computer Science) [August 2015]
  • Prof. Boswell Wing (Earth & Planetary Sciences) [August 2017]
  • Prof. Bernhard Lehner (Geography) [August 2016]
  • Prof. Eyal Goren (Mathematics & Statistics) [August 2016]
  • Prof. Alvin Shrier (Physiology) [August 2016]
  • Prof. Richard Koestner (Psychology) [August 2016]

 

Student representatives (2) plus (6) Alternates:

  • Mr. Mae Yin (Biochemistry)
  • Mr. Simon Bilodeau (Physics)

Alternates:

  • Christine Audi (Anatomy and Cell Biology)
  • Carine Zhang (Biology)
  • Marvin Wu (Biochemistry)
  • Emily Boytinck (Environment)
  • Victoria Yang (Physiology)
  • Osama Haque (Pharmacology) 


Science Senators

Faculty of Science representatives on Senate are:

  • Prof. Martin Grant - Dean, Chair
  • Prof. John Gyakum - Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences [August, 2017]
  • Prof. Graham Bell - Biology [August 2015]
  • Prof. David Harpp - Chemistry [August 2015]
  • Prof. Masad Damha - Chemistry [August, 2017]
  • Prof. Gregory Dudek - Computer Science [August 2016]
  • Prof. Alfonso Mucci- Earth & Planetary Sciences [August, 2017]
  • Prof. Timothy Moore - Geography [August 2016]
  • Prof. Jacques Hurtubise - Mathematics & Statistics [August 2016]
  • Prof. Peter Grütter - Physics [August, 2017], Convenor 

 

Science student representatives on Senate (1):

  • Yuanhang Yang

 

Administrative and Support Staff (Group 2):

  • Antonia Di Paola


Council of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The Faculty of Science's representatives for the Council of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies are:

  • Prof. Sebastien Breau (Geography) [May 2017]
  • Prof. Gregory Borwn (Biology) [May 2015]
  • Prof. David Wolfson (Mathematics & Statistics) [May 2015]


B.A. & Sc. Program Administration Committee

Science:

  • Chair: Prof. Gillian Lane-Mercier (Academic Administration and Oversight) [August 2015]
  • Advisor: Nicole Allard - Director, SOUSA
  • Prof. Brian Robinson - Geography [August 2017]
  • Prof. Hans Larsson - Redpath Museum [August 2017]

Arts:

  • Program Director: Prof. G. Coleman - Art History & Communication Studies [August 2015]
  • Prof. Gillian Lane-Mercier - Associate Dean (Academic Administration and Oversight) [August 2015]
  • Prof. Tobias Rees - Social Studies of Medicine [August 2015]
  • Prof. Stéfan Sinclair - Languages, Literatures and Culture [August 2015]

Student Representatives:

  • Matthew Satterthwaite, President (Interfaculty Program Cognitive Science, Minor Concentration Economics) [August 2015]
  • Esther Vinarov, VP Academic (Interfaculty Program Cognitive Science, Minor Concentration English-Literature) [August 2015]

Reference: Nominating Committee Report (S-14-6)