Committee representatives


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.damico [at] mcgill.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 2020]
  • Prof. Masad Damha (Chemistry) [August 2020]
  • Prof. Gregor Fussmann (Biology) [August 2019]
  • Prof. Peter Grütter (Physics) [August 2020]
  • Prof. David Harpp (Chemistry) [August 2018]
  • Prof. Hans Larsson (Redpath Museum and Biology) [August 2019]
  • Prof. Jeffrey McKenzie (Earth and Planetary Sciences) [August 2020]
  • Prof. Nigel Roulet (Geography) [August 2018]
  • Prof. David Stephens (Mathematics & Statistics) [August 2018]


Science Chairs/Directors' Council

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

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

  • Chair: Dean Bruce Lennox
  • Associate Dean (Academic) Axel Hundemer [Interim to 31 December 2017]
  • Associate Dean (Academic) Tamara Western [on leave]
  • Associate Dean (Graduate Education) Laura Nilson [October 2016 - July 2020]
  • Associate Dean (Research) Doina Precup [August 2015-July 2020]
  • Director (Advising Services) Nicole Allard [June 2007 –]
  • Prof. John Gyakum (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences) [June 2016 - May 2019]
  • Prof. Gregor Fussmann (Biology) [June 2016– May 2021]
  • Prof. Masad Damha (Chemistry) [June 2013 – May 2018]
  • Prof. Bettina Kemme (School of Computer Science) [September 2016 – August 2020]
  • Prof. Jeffrey McKenzie (Earth & Planetary Sciences) [June 2016 – May 2021]
  • Prof. Nigel Roulet (Geography) [September 2014– August 2019]
  • Prof. David Stephens (Mathematics & Statistics) [June 2015 – May 2019]
  • Prof. Sylvie de Blois (Director, McGill School of Environment) [January 2015 – January 2020] 
  • Prof. Peter Grütter (Physics) [June 2013 – May 2018]
  • Prof. John Lydon (Psychology) [June 2014 – May 2018]
  • 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.damico [at] mcgill.ca (Josie D'Amico) (Secretary)
Useful link: Academic Committee minutes

  • Chair: Dean Bruce Lennox
  • Vice-Chair: Associate Dean (Academic)  Axel Hundemer [interim to 31 December 2017]
  • Associate Dean (Academic) Tamara Western (on leave)
  • Director (Advising Services) Nicole Allard
  • Prof. Huy Bui (Anatomy & Cell Biology)
  • Prof. Timothy Merlis (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
  • Prof. Maxime Denis (Biochemistry)
  • Prof. Michael Hendricks (Biology)
  • Prof. Anthony Mittermaier (Chemistry)
  • Prof. Michael Langer (School of Computer Science)
  • Prof. Jeanne Paquette (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
  • Prof. Gail Chmura (Geography)
  • Prof. Johanna Neslehova (Mathematics & Statistics)
  • Ms. Kathy Roulet (McGill School of Environment)
  • Prof. Greg Marczynski (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Prof. Barbara Hales (Pharmacology & Therapeutics)
  • Prof. Kenneth Ragan (Physics)
  • Prof. Ana Nyzhnyk (Physiology)
  • Prof. Gillian O'Driscoll (Psychology)
  • Ms. Natalie Waters (Schulich Library of Science & Engineering)
  • Undergraduate Student Representatives (7):
  • Simona Bene Watts (Physiology)
  • Riley Bowker (Biochemistry)
  • Lia Huo ( Neuroscience)
  • Ellie Joung (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Nathaniel Leitao ( Mathematics & Physics)
  • Michael Wolman (Mathematics & Computer Science)
  • Candace Yang (Pharmacology)
  • One Graduate Student: TBA 


Tenure Committee

Submits recommendations for Tenure in the Faculty of Science.

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

  • UTC 
  • Faculty Representation:
  • Chair: Dean Bruce Lennox
  • Alternate Chair:
  • Prof. Nancy Ross (Geography)
  • Prof. Eyal Goren (Mathematics & Statistics)
  • Senate Representation:
  • Prof. Laura Stone (Dentistry)
  • Prof. Josée Dostie (Biochemistry, Medecine )
  • Prof. Dennis Giannacopoulos (Electrical & 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.hawes [at] mcgill.ca (Jane Hawes) (Secretary)

  • Chair: Prof. Hans Larsson (Redpath)
  • Prof. Peter Bartello (Atmoshperic & Oceanic Sciences)
  • Prof. Rodrigo Reyes-Lamothe (Biology)
  • Prof. David Meger (Computer Science)
  • Prof. Kim Berlo (Earth & Planetary Sciences) 
  • Prof. Benjamin Forest (Geography)
  • Prof. Russell Steele (Mathematics & Statistics)
  • Prof. Rowan Barrett ( Redpath Museum)
  • Student Representatives (4):
  • Alina Lakhani (Physiology)
  • Jasmine Leung (Anatomy & Cell Biology)
  • Rebecca Wu (Psychology)
  • Cynthia Yu Feng (Honours Immunology (Interdeptl))


Scholarships Committee

Recommends undergraduate students for scholarships.

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

  • Chair: Associate Dean (Graduate Education) Laura Nilson
  • Prof. Huy Bui (Anatomy & Cell Biology)
  • Prof. Peter Bartello (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
  • Prof. José Teodoro (Biochemistry)
  • Prof. Melania Cristescu (Biology)
  • Prof. Nicolas Moitessier (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 (McGill School of Environment)
  • Prof. Greg Matlashewski (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • Prof. Walter Reisner (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.damico [at] mcgill.ca (Josie D'Amico) (Assistant to the Dean)

  • Chair: Prof. Edith Zorychta 
  • Prof. Lauren Chapman (Biology) [August 2018]
  • Prof. Hanadi Sleiman (Chemistry) [August 2020]
  • Prof. Kaleem Siddiqi (Computer Science) [August 2017]
  • Prof. Henri Darmon (Mathematics & Statistics) [August 2020]
  • Prof. John Orlowski (Psychology) [August 2020]
  • Prof. Nikolas Provatas (Physics) [August 2019]
  • Student representatives (2)
  • Mr. Ricky Tran (Chemistry)
  • Ms. Cynthia Yu Feng (Honours Immunology (Interdeptl))
  • Six Alternates Nominated by SUS
  • Ms. Maame Yaa Owusua Brako ( Pharmacology)
  • Mr. Joseph DeCunha (Physics)
  • Mr. Harry Hyunteh Kim (Microbiology & Immunology))
  • Ms. Jasmine Leung (Anatomy & Cell Biology)
  • Mr. Anoosh Poorian (Computer Sciences & Biology)
  • Ms. Lauren Thompson (Environment)


Science Senators

Faculty of Science representatives on Senate are:

  • Chair: Dean Bruce Lennox 
  • Convenor: Prof. John Gyakum (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences) [August, 2020]
  • Prof. Masad Damha (Chemistry) [August, 2020]
  • Prof. Gregor Fussmann (Biology) [August 2019]
  • Prof. Peter Grütter  (Physics) [August, 2020]
  • Prof. David Harpp (Chemistry) [August 2018]
  • Prof. Hans Larsson  (Redpath Museum) [August 2019]
  • Prof. Jeffrey McKenzie (Earth & Planetary Sciences) [August, 2020]
  • Prof. Nigel Roulet (Geography) [August 2018]
  • Prof. David Stephens (Mathematics & Statistics) [August 2018]

Science student representatives on Senate (1):

  • Salma Youssef (Science)
  • Jed Lenetsky (Arts & Science)

Administrative and Support Staff (Group 2):

  • Antonia Di Paola (2018)
  • Jarrod Nichol (2019)


Council of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The Faculty of Science's representatives for the Council of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies are:

  • Prof. Debra Titone (Psychology) [Fall 2017]
  • Prof. Lauren Chapman (Biology) [Winter 2018-May 2019]
  • Prof. Eyal Goren (Mathematics & Statistics) [May 2019]
  • Prof. Russell Steele (Mathematics & Statistics) [May 2019]


B.A. & Sc. Program Administration Committee

Science:

  • Chair: Associate Dean (Academic) Gillian Lane-Mercier [Acting Chair-Fall 2017]
  • Advisor: Nicole Allard - Director, SOUSA
  • Associate Dean (Academic) Axel Hundemer [Interim until December 2017]
  • Associate Dean (Academic) Tamara Western [August 2020] On leave
  • Prof. Lauren Human ( Psychology) [August 2019]
  • Prof. Brian Robinson (Geography) [August 2018]

Arts:

  • Program Director: Prof. Gabriella. Coleman (Art History & Communication Studies) 
  • Prof. Matthew Chambers Hunter (Art History & Communications) [August 2019]
  • Prof. Max Evans (School of Information Studies) [August 2019]

Student Representatives:

  • Yilin Wang -  BASic VP Academic (Major Concentration Physics & Russian) [August 2018]
  • Lauren Nagel - BASic  President (Major Concentration Biology-Cell/Molecular) [August 2018]

Reference: PDF icon science_committee_nominating_report_2015-2016.pdf