Meetings

Council will meet monthly during the academic term (September - June) except in February. The Chair can call a meeting during a month when a meeting is not normally scheduled. Meetings are open to all. Find dates, agendas, minutes and approved motions.

Elections

Council comprises elected representatives of all colleges, members at large, students, the president and provost.

Members

Members

116 members, including:
  • the president
  • the provost
  • two elected members from each college and affiliated and federated college, one of whom may be the dean
  • two librarians, one of whom may be the university librarian
  • one elected student representing each college and each affiliated and federated college
  • 54 elected faculty

Jay Wilson
University Council Chair
2019 - Current


Past Chairs

  • Chelsea Willness (2017-2019)
  • Kevin Flynn (2017)
  • Lisa Kalynchuk (2016-2017)
  • Jay Kalra (2011-2016)
  • Claire Card (2008-2011)
  • Barry Ziola (2007-2008)
  • Brett Fairbairn (2007)
  • Jim Merriam (2006-2007)
  • Joe Angel (2004-2006)
  • Robert Lucas (2002-2004)
  • Bryan Harvey (2001-2002)
  • Ron Cuming (1998-2001)
  • John Conway (1997-1998)
  • George Ivany (1995-1997)

Committees

The following Committees of Council bring their reports to Council for discussion and often a decision:

* Access committee SharePoint sites

Role

Council Orientation

For the benefit of members of the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) governing bodies the Office of the University Secretary developed this document as part of an orientation package on university governance. This is part one of two of the available orientation materials. The second parts of the materials are handbooks specific to the governing bodies (one each for University Council, the Board of Governors, and Senate, respectively). This document should be read in conjunction those governing body-specific handbooks.

This Council Handbook is the second part of the orientation materials available from the Office of the University Secretary for members of the University of Saskatchewan’s governing bodies. The first part of the materials is the Orientation to University Governance. That document should be read in conjunction with this Council Handbook.

Responsibilities

Council oversees and directs the university’s academic affairs including:

  • grants academic degrees, diplomas and certificates;
  • grants scholarships, prizes, fellowships, bursaries and exhibitions;
  • approves all academic programs, new programs and program deletions;
  • authorizes the board to establish new colleges, schools, departments, endowed chairs and institutes;
  • prescribes methods and rules for evaluating student performance;
  • disciplines students for academic misconduct and hears student appeals;
  • prescribes qualifications for admission;
  • sets the academic schedule;
  • reviews library policies;
  • makes recommendations on physical and budgetary plans for the university;
  • and makes recommendations on any other matters it considers to be in the interest of the university

Resources

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