Senate met on March 1, 2024. Here are the highlights:

New MSc in Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs

Senate approved a new Graduate Program in Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs which will be offered through the Department of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Science, beginning in Fall of 2025. This is a full cost-recovery program, and it will prepare students to design, conduct, manage and evaluate clinical trials for a wide variety of health products in different settings.

Graduate Academic Governance Presentation and Motion

Senate received a presentation by Provost Pauline Rankin regarding the restructuring of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. The Presentation included a review of the context for the restructuring, progress made so far and a timeline for implementation of the recommendations made by the Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Governance, which were received by Senate in January 2024. Senate passed a three-part motion to implement the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee, including the devolution of curricular matters to relevant Faculty Boards, and the delegation of other academic responsibilities to line deans.

Senate Repeals Policy on Academic Accommodations During Labour Disputes

Senate voted to repeal the Policy on Academic Accommodations During Labour Disputes. The policy was created by Senate in 2020 to provide a framework for bringing recommendations to Senate for academic accommodations for students during labour disputes. The motion to repeal the policy was brought forward by Senators concerned that the policy prevents Senate from remaining neutral during labour disputes.

Quality Assurance & Cyclical Reviews

Senate approved the Final Assessment Reports and Executive Summaries arising from the Cyclical Reviews of the undergraduate and graduate programs in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and the undergraduate and graduate programs in History.

Undergraduate and Graduate Major Modifications

Senate approved 8 undergraduate and graduate major modifications, including:

  • name change of the undergraduate programs in Environmental Studies to Environmental and Climate Change Studies as presented with effect from Fall 2025
  • deletion of the MA programs in French as presented with effect from Fall 2024
  • change for the Technology Innovation Management programs from the Faculty of Engineering and Design and Sprott School of Business (shared), to the Sprott School of Business, as presented with effect from Fall 2024

Senator Spotlight: Hilary Becker

Hilary Becker, PhD (Havana), MBA, BSc (Biology), CPA, CGA, is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, with 30-years teaching experience focused on Strategic Management and Performance Management and the undergraduate, MBA, MAcc, and PhD, both in Canada and international programs in Colombia, China, and Iran. He previously worked as an analyst with Dupont Inc., and has consulted with profit, not-for-profit organizations, and government. Hilary represented the National Board of Directors for 7 years, ending as Vice-Chair CGA Canada prior to the accounting merger. He also served as the author for MA2 (Advanced Management Accounting) for CGA, and SME for CPA Prep program (Strategy and Governance). His research focuses on the Caribbean, including Economic Development and Tourism in SIDS, Heritage/Dark Tourism, Performance Management, and Blue Ocean Strategy (certified by INSEAD). Learn more about Hilary Becker.

Next Meeting: April 5, 2024

The next Senate meeting is scheduled for April 5, 2024, 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.