Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies

Standing committee (Reporting Category "B")

Last updated March 18, 2018
Members Conditions Term Expiry Date Name
Vice-President, Academic (or designate) Chair Ex-officio     Daniel Leznoff
Registrar and Executive Director,
Student Enrollment (or designate)
Ex-officio     Louise Legris
University Librarian (or designate) Ex-officio     Patty Gallilee
Applied Sciences Chairs of Faculty Undergraduate
Curriculum Committees *
    Kevin Oldknow
Arts and Social Sciences     Catherine Murray
Business Admin     Stephen Spector
Communication, Art & Technology     Stuart Poyntz
Education     Natalia Gajdamaschko
Environment     Alex Clapp
Health Sciences     Mark Lechner
Science     Carl Lowenberger 
Undergraduate Student Elected by Senate 1 year May 31, 2018 Dorothy Ng
Undergraduate Student 1 year May 31, 2018 Paula Gamble
Undergraduate Student (Alternate) **
1 year May 31, 2018 Arr Farah
Director, University Curriculum Ex-officio (non-voting)     Susan Rhodes
Associate Registrar Secretary Ex-officio (non-voting)     Heather Roberts

* In the event that the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Chair from a Faculty is unable to attend a meeting of SCUS, the Faculty Dean is authorized to appoint a faculty replacement.

** NOTE: In general an "alternate" member is invited to attend meetings when a regular member is not available. Please confirm the role of the alternate member on this committee with the committee secretary.

Terms of Reference

  1. Taking into consideration the need for coordination and development of undergraduate programs within the University, SCUS shall:
    1. review and make recommendations to Senate on curriculum changes of a major nature and general matters affecting the curriculum
    2. under delegated authority, review and approve, where appropriate, all proposed new courses, course deletions, course changes and program revisions of a minor nature. These changes shall be reported in summary form to Senate.
    3. review and make recommendations to SCUP regarding new programs and credentials.
  2. To recommend to Senate grading, examination, standing and continuance policies.
  3. To recommend to Senate policies on undergraduate admissions, re-admissions, and credit transfer and where necessary, to provide general direction to the Registrar's Office in the interpretation of such policies.
  4. To consider and decide on policy recommendations concerning undergraduate course registration and course withdrawal procedures and on the administration of undergraduate student records.
  5. To consider and recommend to Senate policy recommendations from the Diverse Qualifications Adjudication Committee.
  6. To consider and recommend to Senate policy recommendations regarding the WQB requirements.

Meetings convened at the call of the Chair.

2018 Meeting Schedule 

Meetings are scheduled from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm in Room 3171, Strand Hall

Quorum - 5 members

Date of Meeting Material Deadline

January 11, 2018

January 2, 2018

February 1, 2018

January 22, 2018

March 1, 2018

February 19, 2018

April 5, 2018

March 23, 2018

May 3, 2018

April 23, 2018

June 7, 2018

May 28, 2018

July 5, 2018

June 25, 2018

August 2, 2018

July 23, 2018

September 13, 2018

September 7, 2018

October 11, 2018

October 1, 2018

November 1, 2018

October 22, 2018

December 6, 2018

November 26, 2018

Minutes & Reports

SCUS Meeting Minutes


SCUS reports to Senate in September of each year (SCAP 87-4, Sept. 16, 1987).

Withdrawal Under Extenuating Circumstances