In compliance with Ontario’s Essential Services Order, Senate met remotely on Oct. 22, 2021.  Here are the highlights:

Over 6,800 Graduates Confirmed

Senate approved the graduation of 795 undergraduate students and 575 graduate students. The total Carleton class of 2021 is now over 6,800 strong – the largest graduating class in the university’s history. Virtual Fall graduation celebrations at the university level will be held on Nov. 13, 2021.

Senate Awards 53 Medals & Prizes

Senate approved 53 medals and prizes for outstanding academic achievement. These included 14 graduate medals and 39 undergraduate medals.

Safe and Gradual Return to Campus Continues in Winter 2022

Senate confirmed that winter 2022 courses will be offered through a mix of face-to-face and online delivery to provide maximum flexibility for students, in line with the winter 2022 recommendations of the Carleton University Scenario Planning (CUSP) Working Group. Building on the successful fall term, CUSP recommends that Carleton proceed with its ongoing safe and gradual return to campus.

Quality Assurance & Cyclical Reviews

Senate approved the Final Assessment Reports and Executive Summaries arising from the Cyclical Reviews of the following programs:

  • Graduate programs in Computer Science
  • Undergraduate programs in Communication and Media Studies
  • PhD program in Social Work
  • Undergraduate programs in Environmental Science
  • Undergraduate programs in Earth Sciences

Senate Membership Ratification

Senate ratified the contract instructor appointment of Kathleen Moss from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for a three-year term.

Senator Spotlight: Samuel Adesoye Ajila

Dr. Samuel A. Ajila is an Associate Professor in Systems and Computer Engineering department and is currently an Assistant Dean for academic integrity in the Faculty of Engineering and Design. Dr. Ajila holds a PhD (1995) in Software Engineering and Knowledge-based Systems from the École Doctorale IAEM-Lorraine, LORIA, Université Henri Poincaré – Nancy I, Nancy, France. His research interests are in software requirements engineering, model driven approach and aspect-oriented design, cloud resource provisioning and management, software deployment in the cloud and multi-tenancy, and big data analytics. Learn more about Dr. Ajila.

Next Meeting: Nov. 26, 2021

The next Senate meeting is Nov. 26 at 2 pm. The full meeting schedule, associated meeting materials and minutes are available on the Senate website.  Meeting minutes are posted once they are approved at the subsequent meeting. Want to learn more about the work of Senate? Read the 2020-2021 Senate Report.