Council (CGPS)


The Council of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS) reports to the Senate through the Academic Policy and Planning Committee, and is chaired by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Council's Mandate

The Council has a mandate to:

  • develop, revise and approve the regulations, guidelines and policies on graduate and postdoctoral studies and so recommend to Senate following consultation with the relevant disciplinary faculties;
  • participate in strategic planning for initiatives to promote and enhance graduate and postdoctoral studies;
  • review and approve proposals for the creation of new graduate programs.

 

The Composition of Council's Membership

The Council consists of:

  • Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) – Chair (voice but no vote)
  • Associate Deans of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) (voice but no vote)
  • Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) (voice but no vote)
  • Three representatives from each of the Faculties of Arts, Medicine, and Science
  • Two representatives from each of the Faculties of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Education and Engineering
  • One representative from each of the Faculties of Dentistry, Law, and Management
  • A representative from the Schulich School of Music
  • A representative from Libraries
  • Vice–Principal (Research and Innovation), or delegate
  • Director of Teaching and Learning Services (TLS), or delegate
  • Secretary-General of the Post-Graduate Student’s Society (PGSS), or delegate
  • A Postdoctoral fellow
  • A Graduate Student from the Faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Engineering or Science
  • A Graduate Student from the Faculties of Arts, Education or Management
  • A Graduate Student from the Faculties of Dentistry or Medicine
  • A Graduate Student from the Faculty of Law or the Schulich School of Music
  • Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) Academic Affairs Officer (voice but no vote)
  • Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) Academic Projects Manager (voice but no vote)
  • Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) Interdisciplinary Programs Officer (voice but no vote)
  • Subcommittee on Courses and Teaching Programs (SCTP) Secretary (voice but no vote)
  • Committee Secretary

With the exception of the PGSS representatives, Council members shall normally serve a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms (September to May).

For details regarding the current membership of Council, visit the Members page.