Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies

Standing committee (Reporting Category "B")

Last updated May 21, 2022
Members Conditions Term Expiry Date Name
Associate Vice-President, Academic  Chair, Ex-officio     Wade Parkhouse
Associate Vice-President, Learning and Teaching Vice-Chair, Ex-officio     Elizabeth Elle
Registrar and Executive Director,
Student Enrollment (or designate)
Ex-officio     Tom Nault
University Librarian (or designate) Ex-officio     Megan Crouch
Applied Sciences

Faculty delegates*

(usually Chairs of Faculty

Undergraduate Curriculum


    Ed Park
Arts and Social Sciences     Lara Campbell
Beedie School of Business     Kamal Masri
Communication, Art & Technology     Philippe Pasquier
Education     Margaret MacDonald
Environment     Paul Kingsbury
Health Sciences     Kate Tairyan
Science     Nancy Hawkins
Undergraduate Student Elected by Senate 1 year May 31, 2022 Serena Bains
Undergraduate Student 1 year May 31, 2022 Alisa Kandikova
Undergraduate Student (Alternate) **
1 year May 31, 2022 Abhishek Parmar
Director, University Curriculum Ex-officio     Jill Sutherland
Assistant Registrar, Senate & Academic Services Secretary, Ex-officio (non-voting)     Kris Nordgren

* As nominated by the Faculty Dean.

** 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.
  7. The Committee quorum shall be eight voting members.
  8. In the event that the representative from a Faculty is unable to attend a meeting of SCUS, the Faculty is authorized to appoint a faculty member replacement. 
  9. The Committee may establish sub-committees.
  10. With a two-thirds majority vote, SCUS may delegate some of its powers to such sub-committees, or to the Chair/Vice-Chair. Undergraduate students must be represented on all sub-committees.  

Meetings convened at the call of the Chair.

2022 Meeting Schedule 

Meetings are scheduled from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm in Room 3101, Strand Hall.

Contact Kris Nordgren at 778-782-5350 or email for more information. 

Date of Meeting Material Deadline

January 6, 2022

December 10, 2021

February 3, 2022

January 14, 2022

March 3, 2022

February 11, 2022

April 7, 2022

March 18, 2022

May 12, 2022

April 14, 2022

June 2, 2022

May 13, 2022

July 7, 2022

June 17, 2022

August 4, 2022

July 15, 2022

September 15, 2022

August 26, 2022

October 13, 2022

September 23, 2022

November 3, 2022

October 14, 2022

December 1, 2022

November 10, 2022

Annual Reports

Meeting Minutes


Withdrawal Under Extenuating Circumstances