Senate Committee on University Priorities

Standing (Reporting Category "A")

Last Updated September 29, 2022
Members Conditions Term Expiry Date Name
Vice-President, Academic Chair, Ex-officio     Wade Parkhouse
Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (or designate) Ex-officio     Jeff Derksen
Dean Selected by the Deans and
the University Librarian
Representation rotated on a two-year basis May 31, 2023 Gwen Bird
Dean May 31, 2024 Naomi Krogman
Dean May 31, 2024 Carman Neustaedter
Vice-President, Research Ex-officio     Dugan O'Neil
Associate Vice-President, Academic Ex-officio (non-voting)      
Registrar and Executive Director,
Student Enrolment (or designate)
Ex-officio (non-voting)     Tom Nault
Faculty Senator (Applied Sciences) Elected By Senate *
2 years May 31, 2024 Glenn Chapman
Faculty Senator (Arts and Social Sciences) 2 years May 31, 2024 Gord Myers
Faculty Senator (Bus. Admin.) 2 years May 31, 2024 Connie Liu
Faculty Senator (Communication, Art
& Technology)
2 years May 31, 2023

David Murphy

Faculty Senator (Education) 2 years May 31, 2023 Daniel Laitsch
Faculty Senator (Environment) 2 years May 31, 2024 Tracy Brennand
Faculty Senator (Health Sciences) 2 years May 31, 2023 Ralph Pantophlet
Faculty Senator (Science) 2 years May 31, 2023 Vance Williams
Undergraduate Student Senator Elected by Senate 1 year May 31, 2023 Lynn Masri
Undergraduate Student Senator 1 year May 31, 2023 Abhishek Parmar
Undergraduate Student Senator 1 year May 31, 2023 Donovan Arseneault
Undergraduate Student Senator (Alternate) 1 year May 31, 2023 Samiya Rashmi
Graduate Student Senator 1 year May 31, 2023  
Graduate Student Senator (Alternate) 1 year May 31, 2023  
Convocation Senator Elected by Senate 3 years May 31, 2023 Stephen Spector
Director, Office of Institutional Research and Planning Ex-officio (non-voting)     Zareen Naqvi
Chief Information Officer Ex-officio (non-voting)     Brian Stewart
Director, University Curriculum Secretary ex-officio (non-voting)     Jill Sutherland
Coordinator, University Curriculum
Recording Secretary ex-officio (non-voting)      

* In the event that a Faculty Senator is unable to attend a meeting of SCUP, the Faculty Dean is authorized to appoint a 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.

2022 Meeting Schedule

SCUP meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 4:00pm. The first meeting of each month will be held in-person in Strand Hall 3101 and the second meeting of the month will be held via Zoom videoconferencing. Occasionally meetings may be cancelled or there may be room changes so please confirm meeting dates and Zoom information with Recording Secretary at ucil@sfu.ca.

Date of Meeting (2022)
Material Deadline Distribution Date
January 5, 2022 December 10, 2021 December 16, 2021
January 19, 2022 January 7, 2022 January 13, 2022
February 2, 2022 January 21, 2022 January 27, 2022
February 16, 2022 February 4, 2022 February 10, 2022
March 9, 2022 February 25, 2022 March 3, 2022
April 20, 2022 April 7, 2022 April 13, 2022
May 11, 2022 (cancelled) April 29, 2022 May 5, 2022
June 1, 2022 (cancelled) May 20, 2022 May 26, 2022
June 15, 2022 June 3, 2022 June 9, 2022
July 13, 2022 June 30, 2022 July 7, 2022
September 14, 2022 August 25, 2022 August 31, 2022
September 28, 2022 September 9, 2022 September 15, 2022
Octobr 19, 2022 October 7, 2022 October 13, 2022
November 2, 2022 October 21, 2022 October 27, 2022
November 16, 2022 November 3, 2022 November 9, 2022
December 7, 2022 November 25, 2022 December 1, 2022

2023 Meeting Schedule

SCUP meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 4:00pm. The first meeting of each month will be held in-person in Strand Hall 3101 and the second meeting of the month will be held via Zoom videoconferencing. Occasionally meetings may be cancelled or there may be room changes so please confirm meeting dates and Zoom information with Recording Secretary at ucil@sfu.ca.

Date of Meeting (2023)
Material Deadline Distribution Date
January 25, 2023 January 13, 2023 January 19, 2023
February 8, 2023 January 27, 2023 February 2, 2023
February 22, 2023 February 10, 2023 February 16, 2023
March 8, 2023 February 24, 2023 March 2, 2023
March 22, 2023 March 10, 2023 March 16, 2023
April 12, 2023 March 30, 2023 April 5, 2023
May 10, 2023 April 28, 2023 May 4, 2023
June 14, 2023 June 2, 2023 June 8, 2023
July 12, 2023 June 30, 2023 July 6, 2023
September 13, 2023 September 1, 2023 September 7, 2023
October 11, 2023 September 29, 2023 October 5, 2023
October 25, 2023 October 13, 2023 October 19, 2023
November 8, 2023 October 27, 2023 November 2, 2023
December 6, 2023 November 24, 2023 November 30, 2022

Quorum - Six Members

SCUP meetings will be held in-person on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 4:00pm in Strand Hall 3101. Occasionally meetings may be cancelled or there may be room changes so please confirm meeting dates.

Should you need to attend via Zoom videoconferencing please contact the Recording Secretary at ucil@sfu.ca.

SCUP reports to Senate in May of each year.

Terms of Reference

  1. To be responsible for the operation of the system of academic planning established in the Senate Guidelines for Academic Plans.
  2. To recommend the priorities that should be attached to the central allocation of resources required to implement approved new programs and strengthen existing programs.
  3. To review and approve letters of intent for submission to the provincial program review process.
  4. To consider and make recommendations to Senate on proposals for new undergraduate and graduate programs and the discontinuance of programs.
  5. To be responsible for the operation of the system of external review of academic units set out in the Senate Guidelines for External Reviews.
  6. To receive and review recommendations for the establishment and disestablishment of academic departments and research units, and centres and institutes under Policy R40.01, and forward recommendations to Senate.
  7. To provide advice to the President on the annual operating budget, annual capital budget, and Five Year Capital Plan before they are submitted to the Board of Governors for their approval. In carrying out this responsibility, SCUP will:
    1. Maintain an overview and familiarity with the operating and capital funds of the University, with the current financial environment, and with financial opportunities and constraints impacting the University.
    2. Consult with the university community concerning the preparation of the operating and capital budgets.
    3. Have provided to it confidential and non-confidential budgetary and related documentation as required to assist in the conduct of its work. (Guidelines for SCUP budget considerations - see Senate Paper S.01-29.)

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