Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies

Standing committee (Reporting Category "B")

Last updated June 09, 2023
Members Conditions Term Expiry Date Name
Associate Vice-President, Academic  Chair, Ex-officio      
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     Mar Gonzalez-Palacios
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     Arne Eigenfeldt
Education     Margaret MacDonald
Environment     Paul Kingsbury
Health Sciences     Nienke van Houten
Science     Nancy Hawkins
Undergraduate Student Elected by Senate 1 year May 31, 2023  
Undergraduate Student 1 year May 31, 2023 Lynn Masri
Undergraduate Student (Alternate) **
1 year May 31, 2023 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.

2023 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 5, 2023

December 9, 2022

February 2, 2023

January 13, 2023

March 2, 2023

February 10, 2023

April 6, 2023

March 17, 2023

May 4, 2023

April 14, 2023

June 1, 2023

May 12, 2023

July 6, 2023

June 16, 2023

August 3, 2023

July 14, 2023

September 14, 2023

August 25, 2023

October 12, 2023

September 22, 2023

November 2, 2023

October 13, 2023

December 7, 2023

November 17, 2023

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