Terms of reference
The Committee will:

(a) encourage research and creative activities at the University;

(b) advise the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research on matters relating to the strategic direction of research and creative activities at the University and, where appropriate, at a provincial and/or national level;

(c) make recommendations to the appropriate bodies with regard to policies and procedures concerning research or creative activity;

(d) be responsible for establishing and reviewing guidelines with regard to the funding of research and creative activity, and make recommendations to Senate on matters within its purview;

(e) adjudicate grants and awards including, but not limited to, the independent student research grants, the President's research and creative activities fund, research stipends for part-time faculty, and any other grants and awards that may be established from time to time.

Membership
The Research and Creative Activity Committee has 12 members.

Four ex-officio members:

  • the vice-president, academic and research (chair) — Jeff Ollerhead
  • the three academic deans
    • Amanda Cockshutt
    • Nauman Farooqi
    • Elizabeth Wells
     

Six faculty or librarians, with representation from each of the three Faculties, elected by the Senate:

  • Lauren Beck (2017-2019)
  • Leslie Kern (2016-2019)
  • Tyson MacCormack (2015-2018)
  • Margaret-Ellen Messinger (2015-2018)
  • Vicki Meli (2015-2018)
  • Linda Pearse (2015-2018)

Two students, one from the Faculty of Science and one from the Faculty of Arts or Social Sciences, elected by the Senate:

  • Andrew Moreira (Science)
  • Nigel Verret (Social Sciences)

Quorum