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 (2020-21)

Academic staff:
   Professor Jaswinder Singh (Plant Science, AES) - 2021
   Professor Karine Auclair (Chemistry, SCIENCE) - 2021
   Professor Ada Sinacore (Educational and Counselling Psychology, EDUCATION) -2021
   Professor Stefano Algieri (Music Performance, MUSIC) – 2021
   Professor Geoffroy Noel (Anatomy and Cell Biology, MEDICINE) – 2021
   Professor Miranda Hickman (English, ARTS) - 2022 - Chair
   Professor Lisa-Marie Münter (Pharmacology & Therapeutics, MEDICINE) - 2022 
   Professor Simon Tran (DENTISTRY) – 2023
   Professor Heidi Wendt (School of Religious Studies / Department of History and Classical Studies, ARTS) – 2023

Legal Assessors:
   Ms. Katarina Daniels (Liaison Librarian, Nahum Gelber Law Library) - 2022   
   Mr. Seyed Zavarei (McGill Institute of Comparative Law) – 2023

Three undergraduate student members: 
   Keel Scruton (AES)
   Eve Cable (ARTS)
   Justin Famili (LAW)

Three graduate student members:
   Kerman Sekhon (MEDICINE)

Secretary: Ms. Bonnie Borenstein

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