Appeal Committee for Student Discipline and Grievances

Extract from the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures

24 Appeal Committee

(a) The members of the Appeal Committee shall be appointed by Senate for staggered renewable three-year terms, with the exception of student members who shall be appointed on a one-year basis, renewable twice. All terms shall be effective 1 September. Membership shall consist of:

(i) a Chair, selected from the academic staff;

(ii) eight other members of the academic staff;

(iii) six students (three graduate and three undergraduate);

(b) Two Legal Assessors shall be appointed as non-voting members of the Committee. The Legal Assessors for the Committee on Student Discipline, the Committee on Student Grievances and the Appeal Committee for Student Discipline and Grievances shall serve in the capacity of Legal Assessor, on any of the three committees. The Legal Assessor serving on an appeal committee shall in no instance be the same individual who served as a Legal Assessor for the Committee on Student Discipline.

(c) As much as possible, members shall be drawn from different faculties with a view to strive for diversity of membership.

(d) Committee members shall stay on past the end of their terms in order to complete a case where a hearing has begun or proceeded before then.

[Please refer to the "Code of Student Grievance Procedures" and to the "Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures" for further details.]

Membership (2022-2023)

Nine members of the Academic staff:

  • Professor Simon Tran (DMOHS) – 2023
  • Professor Heidi Wendt (Religious Studies/History and Classical Studies, ARTS) – 2023
  • Professor Nicole Ventura (Anatomy and Cell Biology, MEDICINE) – 2023
  • Professor Jaswinder Singh (Plant Science, AES) - 2024
  • Professor Karine Auclair (Chemistry, SCIENCE) - 2024
  • Professor Ada Sinacore (Educational and Counselling Psychology, EDUCATION) -2024
  • Professor Stefano Algieri (Music Performance, MUSIC) – 2024
  • Professor Melissa Vollrath (Physiology, MEDICINE) - 2025 (Chair)
  • Professor Jasmin Kaur Chahal (Microbiology and Immunology, MEDICINE) - 2025


Two Legal Assessors:

  • Mr. Seyed Zavarei (McGill Institute of Comparative Law) – 2023
  • Ms. Salima Djerroud (Immigration Consusltant) -2025


Three Undergraduate Students:

  • Yanik Hachey (Law)
  • Samer Abdulkarim (Engineering)
  • Maya Alik (Medicine)


Three Graduate students:

  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD



  • Mr. David Schaffer


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