Its membership includes: the Chancellor, the President and the Vice-Presidents of the University, Deans of Faculties, Directors of Schools, Faculty members elected by Faculty and School Councils, students elected by the students and representatives of the Board of Governors and the Alumni Association.

The Senate meets monthly from October to June.

Meeting schedules

Members

* Acting/Interim

Leading members

Role Member
Chair Michael Benarroch, President and Vice-Chancellor
Vice-chair Janice Ristock, Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Secretary of Senate Jeff Leclerc, University Secretary
Chancellor Anne Mahon

Vice-Presidents

Role Member
Vice-President (Administration) Naomi Andrew*
Vice-President (External) John Kearsey
Vice-President (Indigenous) Catherine Cook
Vice-President (Research and International) Digvir Jayas

Deans

Faculty Dean
Agricultural and Food Sciences Martin Scanlon
Architecture Karen Wilson Baptist*
Arts Jeffery Taylor
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment,
Earth, and Resources
Stephan Pflugmacher Lima
Education Thomas Falkenberg*
Graduate Studies Louise Simard*
I.H. Asper School of Business
Faculty of Management
Gady Jacoby
Kinesiology and Recreation Management Douglas Brown
Law David Asper*
Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Edward Jurkowski
Price Faculty of Engineering Nariman Sepehri*
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Brian Postl
Science Stefi Baum
Social Work Michael Yellow Bird

Directors of Schools

School Director
Director of the School of Art Edward Jurkowski*
Dean of Extended Education David Mandzuk*
Vice-Provost (Libraries) and University Librarian Lisa O'Hara
Vice-Provost (Students) Laurie Schnarr

Deans of constituent colleges

College Dean
Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis
Max Rady College of Medicine Brian Postl
Nursing Netha Dyck
Pharmacy Lalitha Raman-Wilms
Rehabilitation Sciences Reginald Urbanowski
University College Jeffery Taylor*

Students

Faculty/School Senator End date
President of UMSU Jelynn Dela Cruz April 30, 2021
Agricultural and Food Sciences TBA April 30, 2021
Architecture Emma Dicks April 30, 2021
Art, School of Halley Ritter April 30, 2021
Arts Lilja Best
Anika Khan
Amy Spearman
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of
Environment, Earth, and Resources
Jade Tanner April 30, 2021
Education Michelle Nguy
Carlos Villa
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
Graduate Studies Akeem Azeez
William Dowie
Rubel Talukder
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
I.H. Asper School of Business
Faculty of Management
Alexandre Morakis
Lauren Slegers
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
Kinesiology and Recreation Management Bryden Bukich April 30, 2021
Law Evan Podaima April 30, 2021
Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Elishia Ratel April 30, 2021
Price Faculty of Engineering David Abad
Duncan Lamont
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences:
Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Max Rady College of Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Rehabilitation Sciences

Berardino Petrelli
Joseph Asaminew
Jessica Ritchie
Heather Smeltzer
TBA

April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
Science Dustin Erickson
Emily Kalo
Serena Phillips
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021
Social Work Ashley Ginter April 30, 2021

Alumni

Area Senator End date
Alumni Mark Colley
Efrem Teklemariam
May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020

 

Persons elected by faculty council

Faculty/School Senator End date
Agricultural and Food Sciences Nazim Cicek
Robert Currie
Julieta Frank
David Lobb
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2023
Architecture Mercedes Garcia-Holguera
Shauna Mallory-Hill
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2023
Art, School of Oliver Botar May 31, 2020
Arts

Mark Gabbert
Royce Koop
Cary Miller
Susan Prentice
Glenn Clark
     (leave replacement - Caterina Reitano)
Michelle Faubert
Kenneth MacKendrick
Tina Chen
Greg Sobie
David Watt

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2022
December 31, 2020
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of
Environment, Earth, and Resources
Emdad Haque
David Walker
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2022
Education Merli Tamtik
Amy Farrell-Morneau
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2023
Extended Education Marcia McKenzie May 31, 2023
I.H. Asper School of Business
Faculty of Management
Kelley Main
Malcolm Smith
Robert Biscontri
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2023
Kinesiology and Recreation Management Steven Passmore
Russell Field
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2023
Law David Ireland May 31, 2022
Libraries Mê-Linh Lê
Grace Romund
Christine Neilson
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2023
Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Colette Simonot-Maiello
Victoria Sparks
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
Price Faculty of Engineering Derek Oliver
James Blatz
Shawn Clark
Ian Jeffrey
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Chris Anderson
Sanjiv Dhingra
Mark Garrett
Leslie Johnson
Mojgan Rastegar
Trenna Reeve
Annette Schultz
Noriko Boorberg
Cheryl Dika
Geoffrey Hicks
Jason Peeler
Afshin Raouf
Genevieve Thompson
Geoffrey Tranmer
Silvia Alessi-Severini
Eftekhar Eftekharpour
Chase Figley
Josée Lavoie
Denise Mackey
Quais Mujawar
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
Science Peter Blunden
Mike Domaratzki
Michael Shaw
Gerd Prehna
John Sorensen
Johan van Lierop
John Anderson
Myrle Ballard
Kevin Scott
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023
Social Work Kendra Nixon
Rusty Souleymanov
Tracey Bone
May 31, 2021
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2023
Student Affairs David Ness May 31, 2023

Heads of affiliated or member institutions

Member institution Head
St. Andrew's College Roman Bozyk*
St John's College Christopher Trott, Warden
St. Paul's College Christopher Adams, Rector
Université de Saint-Boniface Sophie Bouffard
Deputy Minister of Economic
Development and Training (or designate)
Sonya Penner (designate)

Assessors

Role Individual
Associate Vice-President (Partnerships) Jay Doering
Associate Vice-President (Research) Gary Glavin
Deputy Provost (Academic Planning and Programs) Todd Mondor
Enrolment Services, Executive Director Jeff Adams
Extended Education, Associate Dean Rod Lastra
Faculty of Graduate Studies, Associate Dean Stephen Kirkland
Graduate Students' Association (GSA), President Silvia Sekander
Registrar Neil Marnoch
Senate Committee on Curriculum and Course Changes (SCCCC), Chair Greg Smith
Senate Planning and Priorities Committee (SPPC), Chair N/A
Student Engagement and Success, Executive Director Brandy Usick
Student Support, Executive Director Don Stewart
Université de St. Boniface Debra Radi
University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) Orvie Dingwall
University of Manitoba Students' Union (UMSU), Vice-President Kristin Smith
University 1 Students Rezone Abir
Cedric David
Christian Pantel
Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs) Diane Hiebert-Murphy
Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and
Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Executive Director
 
Mark Torchia

Board of Governors

TBA
TBA

Members at large

N/A

Role of Senate

Under The University of Manitoba Act, Senate has general charge of all matters of an academic nature. Senate's powers include:

  • establish faculty and school councils (and other bodies within the University), and delegate to them such powers/duties as Senate deems expedient
  • hear appeals from decisions of faculty and school councils
  • determine courses of study and locations where courses are offered/taught
  • determine all matters relating to:
    • teaching (including dates of academic terms)
    • examinations
    • degrees (including honorary degrees, diplomas and certificates)
    • conditions of matriculation, entrance and standing for students
    • management and conduct of libraries
    • make rules and regulations respecting academic awards
  • make recommendations to the Board on:
    • building program
    • budget policies
    • procedures for academic staff appointments, promotions, salaries, tenure and dismissals
    • establishment of/abolition of/changes to faculties, schools, institutes, departments, chairs, lectureships, bursaries, fellowships, and prizes
    • establishment of/abolition of colleges (including affiliated colleges)
    • contracts with other organizations respecting joint instruction, or instruction/examination of the other organizations' students
    • any other matters the Senate considers to be of interest to the University

Resources

This document is available in alternate formats, upon request. Please contact Sandi Utsunomiya at Sandi.Utsunomiya@umanitoba.ca or at 204-474-8174.