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Joint Board-Senate Committee on Equity

Terms of Reference

The Joint Committee on Equity shall recommend University policy regarding under-represented groups, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and persons of minority sexual orientation or minority gender identity. To this end it shall review the recruitment and status of the under-represented groups at the University and recommend ameliorations 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

Membership (3-year renewable terms)

Provost or delegate, Chair - Professor Angela Campbell
Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities - Ms. Tanja Beck (Acting Director)
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
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: Ms. Marilyn Verghis
PGSS Equity Commissioner: TBD
Macdonald Campus: MCSS Equity Commissioner
Continuing Studies: TBD

Secretary: Ms. Erin Minnett

Sub Committees

Subcommittee on Women

Subcommittee on Queer People