2022-2023 Senate Membership

Effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 

Senate Bylaws [PDF]

Dr-Moira-McPherson
Dr. Moira McPherson
Chair
ex-officio
Dr-David-Barnett
Dr. David Barnett
Vice Chair
ex-officio
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Yvonne Roussel
Secretary of Senate
Appointed
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Dr. Linda Rodenburg
Principal, Orillia Campus (Interim)
ex-officio
Dr-Andrew-P-Dean
Dr. Andrew P. Dean
Vice President, Research &
Innovation
ex-officio
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Denise Baxter
Vice Provost, Indigenous
Initiatives
ex-officio
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Andrea Tarsitano
Vice-Provost
Students & Registrar
ex-officio
Dr-Chander-Shahi
Dr. Chander Shahi
Dean, Graduate Studies
ex-officio
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Dr. Jula Hughes
Dean, Law
ex-officio
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Robin Canuel
University Librarian
ex-officio
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Dr. David Richards
Dean, Business
Administration
ex-officio
Him Yeung
Dr. Wing Him Yeung
Chair, Business Curriculum
Years 1 & 2
ex-officio
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Dr. Timothy Hardie
Chair, Business Curriculum
Years 3 & 4
ex-officio
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Dr. Olakunle Akingbola
Chair, Business Program
(Orillia)
ex-officio
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Dr. Wayne Melville
Dean, Education
ex-officio
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Dr. Michael Hoechsmann
Chair, Orillia Education
Programs
ex-officio
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Dr. Meridith Lovell-Johnston
Chair, Graduate Studies &
Research in Education
ex-officio
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Dr. Donald Kerr
Chair, Undergraduate Studies
in Education
ex-officio
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Dr. Leisa Desmoulins
Chair, Keewatinase Indigenous
Education (Acting)
ex-officio
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Dr. Janusz Koziński
Dean, Engineering
ex-officio
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Dr. Siamak Elyasi

Chair, Chemical Engineering
ex-officio
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Dr. Sam Salem
Chair, Civil Engineering
ex-officio
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Dr. Carlos Christoffersen
Chair, Electrical Engineering
ex-officio
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Dr. Ali Tarokh
Chair, Mechanical Engineering (Acting)
ex-officio
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Dr. Abdulsalam Yassine
Chair, Software Engineering
ex-officio
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Dr. Brigitte Leblon
Dean, Natural Resources
Management
ex-officio
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Dr. Brian McLaren
Chair, Honours Bachelor of
Environmental Management
Program
ex-officio
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Dr. Mathew Leitch
Chair, Honours Bachelor of
Science Forestry
ex-officio
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Dr. Sreekumari Kurissery
Dean, Faculty of Science &
Environmental Studies (Acting)
ex-officio
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Dr. Matthew Boyd
Chair, Anthropology
ex-officio
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Dr. Azim Mallik
Chair, Biology
ex-officio
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Dr. Christine Gottardo
Chair, Chemistry (Interim)
ex-officio
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Dr. Todd Randall
 Chair, Computer Science (Acting)
ex-officio
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Dr. Robert Petrunia
Chair, Economics
ex-officio
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Dr. Adam Cornwell
Chair, Geography
and the Environment
ex-officio

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Dr. Andrew Conly
Chair, Geology
ex-officio
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Dr. Razvan Anisca
Chair, Mathematical Sciences
ex-officio
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Dr. Mark Gallagher
Chair, Physics
ex-officio
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Dr. Nanadakumar Kanavillil
Chair, Sustainability Sciences
(Orillia) (Acting)
ex-officio
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Dr. Elizabeth Birmingham
Dean, Social Sciences
& Humanities
ex-officio
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Dr. Anna Guttman
Chair, English 
ex-officio
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Dr. Richard Maundrell
Chair, History (Acting)
ex-officio
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Dr. Kristin Burnett
Chair, Indigenous Learning
ex-officio
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Dr. Isabelle Lemée
Chair, Languages
ex-officio
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Dr. Evgeny Chugunov
Chair, Music
ex-officio
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Dr. Richard Maundrell
Chair, Philosophy
ex-officio
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Dr. Tobold Rollo
Chair, Political Science
ex-officio
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Dr. Leigh Potvin
Director, School of Outdoor
Recreation, Parks & Tourism
ex-officio
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Dr. Antony Puddephatt
Chair, Sociology
ex-officio
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Dr. Sam Shahsahabi
Chair, Visual Arts
ex-officio
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Dr. Lori Chambers
Chair, Gender and Women's Studies
ex-officio
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Dr. Mirella Stroink
Dean, Health & Behavioural
Sciences
ex-officio
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Dr. Lynn Martin
Chair, Health Sciences
ex-officio
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Dr. Ian Newhouse
Director, Kinesiology
ex-officio
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Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio
Director, Nursing
ex-officio
Klein
Dr. Rupert Klein
Chair, Psychology
ex-officio
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Dr. Jo-Ann Vis
Director, Social Work
ex-officio
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Dr. Jennifer Jarman
Chair, Interdisciplinary
Studies (Orillia)
ex-officio
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Prof. Daniel Dylan
Chair, Senate Academic
Appeals Committee
ex-officio
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Dr. Richard Maundrell
Chair, Senate Academic
Committee
ex-officio
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Dr. Isabelle Lemée
Chair, Senate Budget
Committee
ex-officio
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Dr. Karl Skogstad
Chair, Senate Honorary
Degrees Committee
ex-officio
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Dr. Evgeny Chugunov
Chair, Senate Nominations
Committee
ex-officio
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Dr. Douglas Ivison
Chair, Senate Organization
Committee
ex-officio
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Dr. Paolo Sanzo
Chair, Senate Research
Committee
ex-officio
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Courtney Dicke
Chair, Senate Teaching &
Learning Committee
ex-officio
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Dr. Michael Stevenson
Chair, Senate Undergraduate
Scholarships & Bursaries
Committee
ex-officio
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Dr. Amanda Diochon
Chair, Senate Undergraduate
Studies Committee
ex-officio
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Dr. Matthew Tocheri
Elected Faculty Senator
2020-2023 (First Term)
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Dr. Salimur Choudhury
Elected Faculty Senator
2020-2023 (First Term)
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Dr. Wilson Wang
Elected Faculty Senator
2022-2023 (Partial Term)
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Dr. Shannon Zurevinski
Elected Faculty Senator
2021-2024 (First Term)
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Dr. Mariette Brennan
Elected Faculty Senator
2021-2024 (First Term)
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Dr. Michael Stevenson
Elected Faculty Senator
2021-09/09/2022
2023-2024 (First Term)
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Dr. Liang Cui
Elected Faculty Senator
2022-2023 (Partial Term)
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Dr. Erin Pearson
Elected Faculty Senator
2022-2025 (1st Term)
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Dr. Joseph Carney
Elected Faculty Senator
2022-2025 (First Term)
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Dr. Rachel Warburton
Elected Faculty Senator
2022-2025 (1st Full Term)
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Dr. Douglas Ivison
Academic Colleague to the
Council of Ontario 
Universities (COU)
2021-2024 (Second Term)
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Dr. Don Kerr
Senator Recommended to the
Board of Governors
01/01/2021-2024
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Pauline Mickelson
Board of Governors Member
on Senate
09/19/2022-2023
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Valerie Stortini
Ogimaawin Indigenous
Education Council Member
02/14/2022-2023
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Gisella Scalese
Professional Librarian
2020-2023 (1st Term)
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Eman Cheema
Student Member
09/20/21-2023 (1st Term)
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Parth Patel
Student Member (Graduate)
09/19/2022-2024 (1st term)
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Harleen Dhillon
Student Member
09/19/2022-09/2024 (1st term)
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Katerina Simmons
Student Member
09/20/2021-2023 (1st term)
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Wadika Faisal
Student Member
09/19/2022-09/2024 (1st Term)
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Magdy Alanani
Student Member
10/24/2022-2023 (1st Term)
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Julianna Cronk
Lakehead University Student
Union Vice-President,
Advocacy
09/19/2022-09/2023 (1st Term)
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Connor Macfarlane
Student Member
09/19/2022-09/2024 (1st term)
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Vivian Mok
Student Member (Orillia)
09/19/2022-09/2024 (1st term)

Official Observers

Mrs-Kathy-Pozihun
Kathy Pozihun
Vice-President, 
Administration & Finance
ex-officio
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Michael den Haan

Vice-President, External
Relations
ex-officio
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Dr. Cynthia
Wesley-Esquimaux

Chair on Truth and
Reconciliation
ex-officio
Dr-Rhonda-Koster-photo
Dr. Rhonda Koster 
Deputy Provost/Chair
of SAC-Quality
Assurance (Interim)
ex-officio
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Toby Goodfellow
Chief of Staff
ex-officio
Aldridge
James Aldridge

Vice-Provost, International
ex-officio
Heather-Murchison
Dr. Heather Murchison
Vice-Provost, Institutional
Planning & Analysis
ex-officio
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Vacant
Director, Human
Rights & Equity
ex-officio

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Dr. Gautam Das
Alternate Academic
Colleague to the COU
2021-2024
(First Term)

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Vacant
Chair, SAC-OIEC
Sub-Committee
ex-officio
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Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
Associate Vice-Provost (Academic)-
Special Projects
ex-officio