Committees

Academic Committee

The 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)

Learn more about the work of the Academic Committee


Science Chairs'/Directors' Council

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

Contact person: demetra.mintzas [at] mcgill.ca (Demi Mintzas) (Secretary to the Dean)

Meeting dates

McCall MacBain Arts Building, Room 160 (or via Zoom) – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 – Rattan Room (Otto Maass Building, room 321)
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – Rattan Room (Otto Maass Building, room 321)
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Wednesday December 7, 2022
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Rattan Room (Otto Maass Building, room 321)
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

List of members

Chair: Dean Bruce Lennox

Vice-Dean David Stephens (Mathematics & Statistics) [April 2019 – ]

Associate Dean (Academic) Axel Hundemer [September 2018 – August 2023]

Associate Dean (Student Affairs) Anthony Mittermaier [September 2020 – June 2025]

Associate Dean (Graduate Education) Laura Nilson [August 2020 – July 2025]

Associate Dean (Research) John Stix [August 2018 - June 2023]

Prof. Mathieu Blanchette (School of Computer Science) [June 2021 – May 2026]

Prof. Nigel Roulet (Geography) [June 2019-May 2024]

Prof. Blaine Ditto (Psychology) [June 2021 – May 2024]

Prof. Frédéric Fabry (Director, Bieler School of Environment) [January 2020 – December 2024]

Prof. Gregor Fussmann (Biology, on Sabbatical) [June 2021 – May 2026]

Prof. Alanna Watt (Biology, Interim Chair) [July 2022-December 2022]

Prof. Christian Genest (Mathematics and Statistics, Interim Chair) [August 2022- May 2023]

Prof. Sangyong Jeon (Physics) [June 2019 – May 2024]

Prof. John Gyakum (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Interim Chair) [June 2019 - May 2023]

Prof. Rowan Barrett (Redpath Museum, Interim Chair) [September 2022 – August 2023]

Prof. Yajing Liu (Earth and Planetary Sciences) [June 2022- August 2023]

Prof. Dmytro Perepichka (Chemistry) [June 2018 – May 2023]


Committee on Student Standing

The Committee on Student Standing considers appeals of decisions made by the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) Anthony Mittermaier to requests from students.

Contact person: jane.hawes [at] mcgill.ca (Jane Hawes) (Secretary)

Meeting dates

McCall MacBain Arts Building, Room 160 (or via Zoom) – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 12, 2021 (2:00 p.m.)

Thursday, August 19, 2021 (2:00 p.m.)

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022 (2:00 p.m.)

List of members

Chair: Prof. Martin Robillard (School of Computer Science)

Prof. Sarah Wolley (Biology)

Prof. Gonzalo Cosa (Chemistry)

Prof. Nagissa Mahmoudi (Earth and Planetary Sciences)

Prof. Sarah Moser (Geography)

Prof. Brent Pym (Mathematics and Statistics)

Prof. Andrew Cumming (Physics)

Prof. Jordan Axt (Psychology)

Student Representatives (4):

Jack Schwartz (Major Mathematics & Statistics)
Sofia Reynoso (Major Biology)
Caroline Viola (Major Biology)
Rori Sa (Major Psychology)


B.A. & Sc. Program Administration Committee

Meeting dates

McCall MacBain Arts Building, Room 160 (or via Zoom) – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

List of members

Science Members:

Program Director: TBA

Associate Dean (Academic) Axel Hundemer

Mr. Peter Barry (Advisor; Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising)

Prof. Alanna Watt (Biology) [August 2023]

Prof. Graham MacDonald (Geography) [June 2023]

Arts Members:

Chair: Associate Dean (Academic & Oversight) Michael Fronda

Prof. Aaron Erlich (Political Science) [2021-2022]

Prof. Stephanie Posthumus (Languages, Literatures, & Cultures [2021-2023]

Additional member: TBA

Student Representative:

Lisa Pennel (Major Psychology)


Tenure Committee

The Tenure Committee submits recommendations for tenure to the Dean.

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

List of members

UTC #1

Faculty Representation:

Chair: Dean Bruce Lennox

Alternate Chairs:

Prof. Andreas Warburton (Physics)

Prof. Audrey Moores (Chemistry)

Senate Representation:

Prof. Limin Jao (Integrated Studies in Education)

Prof. Hamid Akbarzadeh (Bioresource Engineering)

Prof. Christopher Pack (Neurology and Neurosurgery)

UTC #2

Faculty Representation:

Chair: Dean Bruce Lennox

Alternate Chairs:

Prof. Lauren Chapman (Biology)

Prof. Brigitte Pientka (Computer Science)

Senate Representation:

Prof. Jean Bourbeau (Medicine)

Prof. Michael Kokkolaras (Mechanical Engineering)

Prof. William Harvey (Kinesiology and Physical Education)


Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards Committee

The Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards Committee:

  • Recommends recipients for all awards, prizes, medals and scholarships for graduating undergraduate students.
  • Awards in-course scholarships and prizes to continuing undergraduate students.
  • Selects the recipients of any graduate or postdoctoral fellowships, awards and prizes that are awarded competitively by the Faculty.

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

List of members

Chair: Vice-Dean David Stephens or Associate Dean (Academic) Axel Hundemer or Associate Dean (Graduate Education) Laura Nilson or delegate

Prof. Suresh Krishna (Physiology)

Prof. Melania Cristescu (Biology)

Ms. Kathy Roulet (Bieler School of Environment)

Prof. Jelena Ristic (Psychology)

Prof. Nicolas Moitessier (Chemistry)

Prof. Djordje Romanic (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)

Prof. Jose Teodoro (Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute)

Prof. Luc Devroye (School of Computer Science)

Prof. Kim Berlo (Earth & Planetary Sciences)

Prof. Gail Chmura (Geography)

Prof. Michael Hilke (Physics)

Prof. Jacques Archambault (Microbiology and Immunology)


Leo Yaffe and Principal's Prize Committee

This 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)

List of members

Chair: Prof. Edith Zorychta

Prof. Craig Mandato (Anatomy & Cell Biology) [August 2023]

Prof. Josée Dostie (Biochemistry) [August 2024]

Prof. Nathan Luedtke (Chemistry) [August 2023]

Prof. Jérôme Waldispuhl (Computer Science) [August 2023]

Prof. Yajing Liu (Earth & Planetary Sciences) [August 2023]

Prof. Sarah Turner (Geography) [August 2024]

Prof. Jelena Ristic (Psychology) [August 2024]

Two Student Representatives:
Sofia Reynoso (Major Biology)
Jack Schwartz (Major Mathematics & Statistics)
Alternates:
Hahn Li (Major Microbiology & Immunology)
Jack Schwartz (Honours Mathematics)
Fu Gao (Major Neuroscience)
Catarina Campanella (Honours Chemistry)
Michael Bellucci (Honours Biochemistry)
Melissa Dunn (Core Science Component Computer Science & Psychology)
Samantha Gorle (Major Biology)


Science Senators

Faculty of Science representatives on Senate

Chair: Dean Bruce Lennox

Convenor: Prof. Jacques Hurtubise (Mathematics & Statistics) [August 2022]

Prof. Mathieu Blanchette (School of Computer Science) [August 2024]

Prof. Sébastien Breau (Geography) [August 2023]

Prof. Melanie Dirks (Psychology) [August 2024]

Prof. Jeffrey McKenzie (Earth and Planetary Sciences) [August 2023]

Prof. Laura Nilson (Biology) [August 2022]

Prof. Dima Perepichka (Chemistry) [August 2023]

Prof. Martin Robillard (School of Computer Science) [August 2023]

Prof. Brigitte Vachon (Physics) [August 2024]


Council of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Science representatives

Prof. Andrew Cumming (Physics) [May 2023]

Prof. Margaret Kalacska (Geography) [May 2024]

Prof. Nicolas Moitessier (Chemistry) [May 2022]


Science Nominating Committee

This committee nominates Science professors for membership in committees.

Science Nominating Committee Report 2021-2022

List of members

Membership consists of the Faculty of Science's representatives on Senate:

Chair: Dean Bruce Lennox

Convenor: Prof. Anthony Mittermaier (Chemistry) [August 2025]

Prof. Mathieu Blanchette (Computer Science) [August 2024]

Prof. Sébastien Breau (Geography) [August 2023]

Prof. Melanie Dirks (Psychology) [August 2024]

Prof. Jeffrey McKenzie (Earth & Planetary Sciences) [August 2023]

Prof. Laura Nilson (Biology) [August 2025]

Prof. Dima Perepichka (Chemistry) [August 2023]

Prof. Martin Robillard (Computer Science) [August 2023]

Prof. Brigitte Vachon (Physics) [August 2024]


Science Equity and Climate Committee

The Science Equity and Climate Committee aligns with its institutional commitment to justice and fairness as well as its public responsibility as outlined in federal and provincial government legislation and policy. These principles are embedded in McGill’s strategic planning, and achieving the associated objectives requires communication and participation throughout the McGill community.

Contact person: rebecca.maymon [at] mcgill.ca (Rebecca Maymon) 

List of Members

Chair: Prof. Laura Nilson (Associate Dean Graduate Education)

Dr. Rebecca Maymon (Academic Associate Graduate Education)

Prof. Bruno Tremblay (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)

Dr. Sarah Woolley (Biology)

Dr. Pallavi Sirjoosingh (Chemistry)

Dr. David Rolnick (Computer Science)

Dr. Nagissa Mahmoudi (Earth and Planetary Science)

Prof. Raja Sengupta (Geography)

Dr. Rosalie Belanger-Rioux (Mathematics and Statistics)

Prof. Adrian Liu (Physics)

Dr. Jordan Axt (Psychology)

Carole Verdone-Smith (staff)

Carolina Cruz-Vinaccia (staff)

Marcy Slapcoff (Office of Science Education)

Dr. Diane Dechief (Office of Science Education)

Dr. Anthony Mittermaier (Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising)

Jacky Farrell (Science Outreach Program)

Student Representatives: 2 Graduate students; 2 Undergraduate students

Meeting Dates

Leacock Building, Room 738 (or via Zoom) – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Monday, November 21, 2022 (3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Monday, March 20, 2023

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