Joint Board-Senate Committee on Equity

Terms of Reference

McGill's Joint Board-Senate Committee on Equity shall recommend University policy that strives to promote fair access to academic and employment opportunities, and full participation in the McGill community, for all individuals, particularly for those from social groups that have historically encountered or continue to face systemic barriers. Such groups include, but are not restricted to: women, racialized and ethnic persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities and/or persons with significant care responsibilities. To this end, it shall assess the recruitment and support of such groups at the University and recommend ameliorations, including through developments to regulations and policies, to Senate and the Board of Governors.

Composition

Provost or delegate, Chair
Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities
Associate Vice-Principal (Human Resources) or a delegate
Coordinator of the First People's House
Associate Director of the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office
Chairs of Subcommittees
One representative of the academic community appointed by Senate
One representative of the administrative and support community appointed by Senate
One representative of the Board of Governors
SSMU Equity Commissioner
PGSS Equity Commissioner
One Macdonald Campus student
One Continuing Studies student

Source: Senate Minute 129, March 23, 1994
Executive Committee Minute 8297, April 11, 1994
Senate Minute IIB3, February 19, 2013
Board of Governors, Minute 7.1, April 26, 2013
Senate Minute IIB3, November 23, 2016
Board of Governors, Minute 5, December 1, 2016

Membership (3-year renewable terms)

Provost or delegate, Chair - Professor Angela Campbell
Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities - Ms. Teri Philips 
Associate Vice-Principal (Human Resources), or a delegate - Ms. Lynne Gervais
Coordinator of the First People’s House - Ms. Paige Isaac
Associate Director of the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office: Ms. Veronica Amberg

One representative of the academic community appointed by Senate - Professor Jessica Ruglis - 2018
One representative of the administrative and support staff appointed by Senate - Ms. Chantal Grignon - 2019
One representative of the Board of Governors - Ms. Lili de Grandpre – 2018

Chairs of Subcommittees:
Subcommittee on Women - Prof. Susan Gaskin
Subcommittee on Persons with Disabilities - Ms. Andrea Miller-Nesbitt and Dr. Tara Flanagan
Subcommittee on Family Care - Prof. Audrey Moores
Subcommittee on First Peoples - Mr. Kakwiranóron Cook and Ms. Charlotte Burns
Subcommittee on Racialized and Ethnic Persons - Ms. Adrienne Piggott
Subcommittee on Queer People - Dr. Lynn Kozak

Four students:
SSMU Equity Commissioner: TBD
PGSS Equity Commissioner: Emil Briones 
Macdonald Campus: Jade Corriveau (Dietetics)
Continuing Studies: Pierre Timotheatos (Diploma in HR)

Secretary: Mrs. Margaret Jean Lawrence