Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work Committee

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

Nine members of the General Academic Assembly, at least three of whom will be elected members of Council, normally one of whom will be chair.  Two of the nine members will be Assistant or Associate Deans with responsibility for research.
One undergraduate student appointed by the U.S.S.U.
One graduate student appointed by the G.S.A.

Ex Officio
The Vice-president Research
The Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research
The President (non-voting member)
The Chair of Council (non-voting member)

Administrative Support
The Office of the Vice-president Research
The Office of the University Secretary

The Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work Committee is responsible for:

  1. Recommending to Council on issues and strategies to support research, scholarly and artistic work.
  2. Recommending to Council on policies and issues relating to research integrity and ethics in the conduct of research, scholarly and artistic work.
  3. Recommending to Council and providing advice to the Vice-President Research on community engagement and knowledge translation activities related to research, scholarly and artistic work.
  4. Providing advice to the Vice-President Research and reporting to Council on issues relating to the granting agencies which provide funding to the University.
  5. Providing advice to the Vice-President Research, the Vice-Provost Teaching and Learning, and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research on the contributions of undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to the research activity of the University.
  6. Examining proposals for the establishment of any institute or centre engaged in research, scholarly or artistic work at the University and providing advice to the Planning and Priorities Committee of Council.
  7. Receiving annual reports from the Vice-President Research and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.
  8. Receiving and reporting to Council the University's research ethics boards' annual reports.
  9. Designating individuals to act as representatives of the committee on any other bodies, when requested, where such representation is deemed by the committee to be beneficial.

 As revised June, 2013


Membership 2018-19

Terms expire June 30
USSU and GSA Terms expire April 30

Julita Vassileva, chair

Computer Science


Rainer Dick

Physics and Engineering Physics


Paul Jones

School of Environment and Sustainability


Cheryl Waldner

Large Animal Clinical Sciences



General Academic Assembly Members

Jane Alcorn

Associate Dean Research, Pharmacy and Nutrition


Jon Bath

Art and Art History


Sarah Buhler



John Farthing



David Burgess

Associate Dean, Research, Graduate Support and International Activities, College of Education



Other Members

Karen Chad

Vice-President Research (ex officio)

Trever Crowe

Interim Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (ex officio)

Sheldon Moellenbeck

USSU designate

Jesus Corona Gomez

GSA designate


Resource Members

Dena McMartin

Director of Research Services and Assistant Vice-president Research

Laura Zink

Director, Strategic Research Initiatives

Amanda Storey

Committee Secretary, Office of the University Secretary


The President and the Chair of Council are also ex-officio non-voting members of all University Council committees.


Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work CommitteeMeeting Schedule 2018-2019 

All meetings run from 10am to noon

DATE                                                           LOCATION
Thursday, September 13, 2018                      PMB238
Thursday, October 4, 2018                            PMB238
Thursday, October 25, 2018                          PMB238
Thursday, November 8, 2018                         PMB238
Thursday, November 29, 2018                       PMB238
Thursday, December 20, 2018                       PMB238
Thursday, January 10, 2019                          PMB238
Thursday, January 31, 2019                          PMB238
Thursday, February 14, 2019                         PMB238
Thursday, March 5, 2019                               PMB238
Thursday, March 28, 2019                             PMB238
Thursday, April 18, 2019                               PMB238
Thursday, May 9, 2019                                  PMB238
Thursday, May 30, 2019                                PMB238


Reports to University Council

June 2018