Senate Committee on Renewal - Town Hall Meeting

The Senate Committee on Renewal will hold a Town Hall meeting for faculty, staff and students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry on Monday, November 30, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Dental Sciences Building, Room 1002.

In June 2015, in response to concerns about its effectiveness and the lack of university community participation in decision-making processes at Western, Senate established the ad hoc Senate Committee on Renewal with the following terms of reference:

  1. To make recommendations that will establish more robust and transparent decision-making practices and processes at Western.
  2. To receive comments and recommendations from across campus and from the affiliated university colleges and to determine ways forward that are beneficial to the whole community.
  3. The committee is given the following specific tasks:
    (a) a full review of the state of governance at Western focusing on collegial governance and the role of Senate, including a review of the constitutional documents of Senate including the by-laws and regulations, the terms of reference of all committees, and a review of the development of agendas for Senate meetings;
    (b) such other matters that arise during its investigations with respect to the enumerated tasks of the committee.

The ad hoc committee invites Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty, staff and students to provide their input at the upcoming Town Hall meeting.

Information about the ad hoc committee is available at the following web site:

An Executive Summary about the Committee's work is also included for information.