Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies

Last updated: April 16, 2024

Standing Committee (Reporting Category "B")

Members Conditions Term Expiry Date Name
Associate Vice-President, Academic  Chair, Ex-officio     Peter Hall
Associate Vice-President, Learning and Teaching Vice-Chair, Ex-officio     Kris Magnusson (acting)
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     Melek Ortabasi
Beedie School of Business     Kamal Masri
Communication, Art & Technology     Arne Eigenfeldt
Education     Robert Williamson
Environment     Paul Kingsbury
Health Sciences     Nienke van Houten
Science     Nancy Hawkins
Undergraduate Student Elected by Senate 1 year May 31, 2024 Mishael Abu-Samhan
Undergraduate Student 1 year May 31, 2024 Lynn Masri
Undergraduate Student (Alternate) **
1 year May 31, 2024 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.

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. 

2024 Meeting Schedule

Date of Meeting Material Deadline
January 11, 2024 December 8, 2023
February 1, 2024* January 12, 2024
March 7, 2024 February 9, 2024
April 4, 2024 March 15, 2024
May 2, 2024 April 12, 2024
June 6, 2024 May 10, 2024
July 4, 2024 June 14, 2024
August 1, 2024 July 12, 2024
September 12, 2024 August 23, 2024
October 3, 2024 September 13, 2024
November 7, 2024 October 11, 2024
December 5, 2024 November 15, 2024

* February 1st meeting is scheduled from 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Annual Reports

Meeting Minutes

Withdrawal Under Extenuating Circumstances