Members of Senate

Sept. 1, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2021


Dr. Susan Dyer Knight


Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor


Dr. Mark Abrahams, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) pro tempore

Secretary of Senate

Mr. Tom Nault, University Registrar

Ex-officio Members
Dr. Neil Bose Vice-President (Research)
Mr. Glenn Blackwood Vice-President (Marine Institute)
Dr. Jeff Keshen Vice-President (Grenfell Campus)
Dr. Donna Hardy Cox Associate Vice-President (Academic), Students
Dr. Gavan Watson Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning and Director of the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
Dr. Aimèe Surprenant Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean, Graduate Studies
Ms. Susan Cleyle University Librarian
Dr. Ashlee CunsoloInterim Dean, School of Arctic and Sub-Arctic Studies (Aug 1, 2020-July 31, 2022)
Dr. Ken Jacobsen Interim Dean, School of Arts and Social Science (Grenfell Campus)
Dr. Isabelle Dostaler Dean, Faculty of Business Administration
Dr. Karen Goodnough Dean, Faculty of Education
Dr. Greg Naterer Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Dr. Dennis PetersActing Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (November 1, 2020-January 31, 2021)
Dr. Todd Hennessey Dean, School of Fine Arts (Grenfell Campus)
Dr. Linda Rohr Dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
Dr. Jennifer Simpson Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Margaret Steele Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Ian Sutherland Dean, School of Music
Dr. Alice Gaudine Dean, Faculty of Nursing
Dr. Shawn Bugden Dean, School of Pharmacy
Dr. Travis Fridgen Dean, Faculty of Science
Dr. Michele Piercey-Normore Dean, School of Science and Environment (Grenfell Campus)
Dr. Heather Hair Interim Dean, School of Social Work (July 13, 2020-May 16, 2021)
Ms. Candice Ennis-Williams Post-Secondary Education, Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

Elected Members
NameConstituencyTerm Expiration
Dr. Rie Croll  Arts and Social Science (Grenfell Campus) 2022
Dr. Shoshannah Ganz  Arts and Social Science (Grenfell Campus) 2022
Dr. Emmanuel Haven Business Administration 2023
Ms. Heather Skanes Business Administration 2023
Dr. Gerald Galway Education 2022
Dr. Mary Stordy Education 2022
Dr. Dennis Peters Engineering & Applied Science 2023
Dr. Kenneth Snelgrove Engineering & Applied Science 2023
Dr. Glyn George Engineering & Applied Science 2021
Vacant Engineering & Applied Science 2021
Dr. Gerard CurtisFine Arts (Grenfell Campus)2023
Mr. Jerry EtienneFine Arts (Grenfell Campus)2023
Dr. David Behm Human Kinetics & Recreation 2022
Dr. Kevin Power Human Kinetics & Recreation 2022
VacantHumanities and Social Sciences2023
Dr. Jennifer Lokash Humanities and Social Sciences 2022
Dr. Seamus O'Neill Humanities and Social Sciences 2022
Dr. Kurt Korneski Humanities and Social Sciences 2021
Dr. Scott Matthews Humanities and Social Sciences 2021
Dr. Robin Whitaker Humanities and Social Sciences 2021
Mr. Danial Duda Library2022
Ms. Alison Ambi Library 2021
Ms. Charlene WalshMarine Institute2023
Dr. Mervin MarshallMarine Institute2023
Mr. Paul Brett Marine Institute 2022
Mr. Cyr Couturier Marine Institute 2022
Mr. Ed. Durnford Marine Institute 2022
Dr. Jillian Westcott Marine Institute 2021
Dr. Tanis Adey Medicine2021
Dr. Edward Kendall Medicine 2021
Dr. Asoka Samarasena Medicine 2021
Dr. Caroline Schiller Music 2022
Dr. Sandra MacDonald Nursing 2022
Dr. Karen Parsons Nursing 2021
Dr. John HawboldtPharmacy2023
Dr. Noriko Daneshtalab Pharmacy 2021
Dr. Craig PurchaseScience2023
Dr. Steven Carr Science 2022
Dr. Graham Cox Science 2022
Dr. Erika Merschrod Science 2022
Dr. Ronald Haynes Science 2021
Dr. James Munroe Science 2021
Dr. Svetiana Barkanova Science and the Environment (Grenfell Campus) 2022
Dr. Morteza Haghiri Science and the Environment (Grenfell Campus) 2022
Dr. Sheri McConnell Social Work 2023
Dr. Brenda LeFrancois Social Work 2021


Student appointments run from May to April 30 the following year. Current appointments expire on April 30, 2021.

Graduate Students
Mr. Alaa Alhowaide
Mr. Sudipta Chakraborty
Mr. Abul Hossain

Undergraduate Students
Ms. Kendice Armstrong
Mr. Husam Basemah
Mr. Draco Dunphy
Ms. Nicole Falle
Ms. Alicia Follett
Ms. Antonia Francis
Ms. Katherine McLaughlin
Ms. Jessica Richards
Mr. Christian Samson
Mr. Derek Semerad



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