Nominations Committee of Council

Membership 2018-19

  • Recommends nominations for Council committees and panels, search and review committees, some collective agreement committees and panels, and other vacancies. 
  • Membership restricted to members of Council (9 members), with no more than 3 members from the College of Arts and Science and no more than 2 members from any other college.

Name                                       College/Department                                      Term Ends

Pam Downe (chair)

Archaeology and Anthropology


Donna Goodridge



Ryan Walker

Geography and Planning


Roy Dobson

Pharmacy and Nutrition


Eric Lamb

Plant Sciences


Vicki Squires

Educational Administration


Stephen Urquhart



Phil Woods



Greg Wurzer



Resource Members

Secretary:  Sandra Calver, Office of the University Secretary

Assistant: Katelyn Wells, Administrative Assistant, University Council


Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

Nine elected members of Council, not more than three members from Arts and Science and not more than two members from each of the other colleges, one of whom will be Chair.

Ex Officio Members (non-voting)
The President
The Chair of Council

Administrative Support
The Office of the University Secretary

The Nominations Committee of University Council is responsible for:

  1. Nominating members of the General Academic Assembly and Council to serve on all standing and special committees of Council, other than the Nominations Committee, and nominating the Chairs of these committees.
  2. Nominating members of Council to serve on other committees on which Council representation has been requested.
  3. Nominating individuals to serve as Chair and/or Vice Chair of Council, or as members of Council, as required, in accordance with the Bylaws.
  4. Nominating Sessional Lecturers to Council Committees as required.
  5. Nominating members of Council to serve on student academic hearing and appeals panels as set out in Sections 61(2) of the University of Saskatchewan Act 1995.
  6. Nominating eligible members of the General Academic Assembly to serve on appeal and review committees as required by the Collective Agreement with the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association.
  7. Nominating individuals to serve on the search and review committees for senior administrators.
  8. Advising the University Secretary on matters relating to Council elections.
  1. Members of the Nominations Committee will be permitted to serve on other Council committees.
  2. To the greatest extent possible the Nominations Committee should attempt to ensure that no member of Council or the General Academic Assembly serves on more than one of the following committees: Academic Programs Committee, or Planning and Priorities Committee.
  3. Members of affiliated and federated colleges may not serve on the Planning and Priorities Committee.
  4. To the greatest extent possible, the Nominations Committee should attempt to include on committees members who are broadly representative of the disciplines of the University.
  5. The Nominations Committee will attempt to solicit nominations widely from the Council and the General Academic Assembly.
  6. When a member of Council is appointed to a Council committee, the term of membership on the Council committee will be completed even if the individual ceases to be a member of Council provided the member is and remains a faculty member.
  7. Nominees will be selected for their experience, demonstrated commitment or their potential for a significant contribution to committee functions.
  8. To the extent possible, considerations will be given to equity in representation.