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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:

  • 20 academic members, selected by procedure duly established by each faculty to represent the faculties and the academic units within those faculties
    • 3 from each of the Faculties of Arts, Science, and Medicine
    • 2 from each of the Faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Education and Engineering
    • 1 from each of the Faculties of Dentistry, Law, Management, Music, and Religious Studies
  • 6 Post Graduate Students' Society (PGSS) representatives
    • 1 postdoctoral fellow
    • the Executive Chairperson of the Post Graduate Students' Society, or delegate
    • 4 graduate student representatives from the following Faculties:
      • 1 from the Faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, or Science
      • 1 from the Faculties of Arts, Education, or Management
      • 1 from the Faculties of Medicine or Dentistry
      • 1 from the Faculty of Law, the Schulich School of Music, or the Faculty of Religious Studies
  • a representative from Libraries
  • the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) or delegate
  • the Director of Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) or delegate (with voice but no vote)
  • the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (with voice but no vote)
  • the Associate Deans of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (with voices but no votes)
  • the Director of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (with voice but no vote)
  • the Academic Affairs Officer of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (with voice but no vote)
  • the Academic Projects Manager of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (with voice but no vote)

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