Composition of the Senate

Please see the Okanagan Senate (the Senate) for full information, including meeting schedules and current membership.

The following text is based on section 35.1 of the University Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 468 (the University Act):

Section 35.1

(3) The Okanagan Senate is composed of the following:

(a) the chancellor;

(b) the president, who is the Senate's chair;

(c) the academic vice-president who must work through a part specified under section 3.1 [of the University Act] or equivalent;

(d) the deans of faculties who must work through a part specified under section 3.1;

(e) the chief librarian or a person designated for the purpose by the chief librarian;

(f) the director of continuing education or a person designated for the purpose by the director;

(g) a number of faculty members equal to twice the number of Senate members provided in paragraphs (a) to (f), to consist of two members of each faculty elected by the members of that faculty, and the remainder elected by the faculty members in the manner that they, in joint meeting, determine, but only faculty members employed through parts specified under section 3.1 can vote or be elected;

(h) a number of students, equal to the number of Senate members provided in paragraphs (a) to (f), elected from the students who are members of an undergraduate student society or a graduate student society, in a manner that ensures that at least one student from each faculty is elected, but only students studying through parts specified under section 3.1 can vote or be elected;

(i) two persons who are not faculty members, elected by and from the convocation;

(j) additional members, determined by the Senate, without altering the ratio set out in paragraphs (g) and (h).

Pursuant to Section 35.1(3)(j) above, the Okanagan Senate has added the following UBC Okanagan representatives: the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies; the Provost; four representatives of the joint faculties; and two student representatives at-large.

The full and unedited text of the University Act is available at BC Laws.

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