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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 Bruce Lennox
  • Convenor: Prof. John Gyakum (Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies) [August 2017]
  • Prof. Masad Damha (Chemistry) [August 2017]
  • Prof. Gregory Dudek (Computer Science) [August 2016]
  • Prof. Peter Grutter (Physics) [August 2017]
  • Prof. David Harpp (Chemistry) [August 2018]
  • Prof. Timothy Moore (Geography) [August 2016]
  • Prof. Alfonso Mucci (Earth and Planetary Sciences) [August 2017]
  • Prof. Nigel Roulet (Geography) [August 2018]
  • Prof. David Stephens (Mathematics & Statistics) [August 2016]


Science Chairs' Council

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

Contact person: angela [dot] masi [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Angela Masi )(Secretary to the Dean)

  • Chair: Dean Bruce Lennox
  • Associate Dean (Academic) Tamara Western [September 2014- May 2019]
  • Associate Dean (Graduate Education) Laura Nilson
  • Associate Dean (Research) Doina Precup [August 2015-July 2020]
  • 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. David Stephens (Mathematics & Statistics) [June 2015 – May 2019]
  • Prof. Jaye Ellis (Acting Director, McGill School of Environment [September 2015 – August 2016]
  • Prof. Peter Grütter (Physics) [June 2013 – May 2018]
  • Prof. John Lydon (Psychology) [June 2014 – May 2017]
  • Prof. Hans Larsson (Redpath Museum) [June 2015 – May 2020]


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 Bruce Lennox
  • 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. Thomas Duchaine (Biochemistry)
  • Prof. Irene Gregory-Eaves (Biology)
  • Prof. Anthony Mittermaier (Chemistry)
  • Prof. Michael Langer (School of Computer Science)
  • Prof. Jeanne Paquette (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. William Coish (Physics)
  • Prof. Ana Nyzhnyk (Physiology)
  • Prof. Caroline Palmer (Psychology)
  • Prof. Natalie Waters (Schulich Library of Science & Engineering)
  • Undergraduate Student Representatives (7):
  • Mr. Alvin Qiu, Honours in Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Ms. Megan Fothergill, Major in Atmospheric Science
  • Mr. Matthaeus Ware, Honours in Neuroscience
  • Mr. John Lin, Major in Physiology
  • Ms. Joanna Liu, Major in Psychology
  • Mr. Matthew Rowe, Honours in Physiology
  • Ms. Mackenzie Webber, Major in Environment
  • One Graduate Student - TBA


Tenure Committee

Submits recommendations for Tenure in the Faculty of Science.

Contact person: angela [dot] mansi [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Angela Mansi) (Secretary to the Dean)

  • UTC 1
  • Chair: Dean Bruce Lennox
  • Alternate Chair: Prof. Niky Kamran (Mathematics & Statistics)
  • Faculty Representation:
  • Prof. Niky Kamran (Mathematics & Statistics)
  • Prof. Bettina Kemme (School of Computer Science)
  • Senate Representation:
  • Prof. Alfred Jaegar (Management)
  • Prof. Grace Marquis (School of Dietics and Human Nutrition, FAES)
  • Prof. Evgeny Timofeev (Mechanical Engineering, Engineering)
  • UTC 2
  • Chair: Dean Bruce Lennox
  • Alternate Chair: Prof. Peter Yau (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
  • Faculty Representation:
  • Prof. Peter Yau (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
  • Prof. Brigitte Vachon (Physics)
  • Senate Representation:
  • Prof. Lisa Barg (Music Research, Music)
  • Prof. Terry Wheeler (Natural Resource Sciences, FAES)
  • Prof. Zelijko Zilic (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering)


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. Hans Larsson (Redpath)
  • Prof. Yi Huang (Atmoshperic & Oceanic Sciences)
  • Prof. Rodrigo Reyes-Lamothe (Biology)
  • Prof. Martin Robillard (Computer Science)
  • Prof. Christie Rowe (Earth & Planetary Sciences0
  • Prof. Benjamin Forest (Geography)
  • Prof. Jean-Christophe Nave (Mathematics & Statistics)
  • Prof. Lauren Human (Psychology)
  • Student Representatives (4):
  • Ms. Giovanna de Blasis, Major in Biology
  • Ms. Annabelle Price, Major in Pharmacology
  • Ms. Isabela Vitienes, Major in Physiology & Mathematics
  • Ms. Eunice Worifah, Liberal Core Science Component in Psychology


Scholarships Committee

Recommends undergraduate students for scholarships.

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

  • Chair: Associate Dean (Graduate Education) Laura Nilson
  • Prof. Craig Mandato (Anatomy & Cell Biology)
  • Prof. Parisa Ariya (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. Margaret Kalacska (Geography)
  • Prof. Masoud Asgharian (Mathematics & Statistics)
  • Prof. Raja Sengupta (Geography/McGill School of Environment)
  • Prof. Greg Matlashewski (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Prof. Gilbert Holder (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. Lauren Chapman (Biology) [August 2018]
  • Prof. Karine Auclair (Chemistry) [August 2018]
  • Prof. Joelle Pineau (Computer Science) [August 2018]
  • 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)
  • Ms. Sara Ismail, Honours in Biochemistry
  • Mr. Vasu Sareen, Major in Physiology & Mathematics
  • Six Alternates nominated by SUS
  • Ms. Renee Yu, Honours in Biochemistry
  • Ms. Lucia Yang, Liberal Core Science Components in Biology & Psychology
  • Ms. Rina Huo, Major in Pharmacology
  • Mr. Jeremy Liu, Major in Pharmacology
  • Mr. Dyuman Das, Honours in Physics & Chemistry
  • Ms. Isabela Vitienes, Major in Physiology & Mathematics


Science Senators

Faculty of Science representatives on Senate are:

  • Prof. Bruce Lennox - Dean, Chair
  • Prof. David Harpp (Chemistry) [August 2018]
  • Prof. Nigel Roulet (Geography) [August 2018]
  • Prof. David Stephens (Mathematics & Statistics) [August 2018)
  • Prof. John Gyakum - Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences [August, 2017]
  • 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. Peter Grütter - Physics [August, 2017], Convenor

Science student representatives on Senate (1):

  • Marina Smailes

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. Pengfei Guan (Mathematics & Statistics) [May 2018]
  • Associate Dean (Graduate Education) Laura Nilson [May 2018]


B.A. & Sc. Program Administration Committee

Science:

  • Chair: Associate Dean (Academic) Gillian Lane-Mercier [August 2016]
  • Advisor: Nicole Allard - Director, SOUSA
  • Associate Dean (Academic) Tamara Western [August 2019]
  • Prof. Brian Robinson - Geography [August 2017]
  • Prof. Hans Larsson - Redpath Museum [August 2017]

Arts:

  • Program Director: Prof. Gabriella. Coleman - Art History & Communication Studies [August 2016]
  • Prof. Max Evans (School of Information Studies) [August 2016]
  • One more Arts member T.B.A.

Student Representatives:

  • Mr. George Popi, BASiC, President (Classics, Software Engineering)
  • Esther Vinarov, VP Academic (Cognitive Science)

Reference: PDF icon science_committee_nominating_report_2015-2016.pdf