Graduate & Research Council

This Committee focuses on all issues related to the academic quality of graduate students and research activity within the University. 

Some examples include:

  • Making recommendations to Senate with respect to rules and regulations for the governance and management, regulations or policies for graduate studies;
  • Recommending to Senate new or major changes to graduate programs;
  • Approving and advising Senate of new graduate courses and deletion of graduate courses;
  • Recommending to Senate the establishment or closure of centres and institutes
  • Approving and advising Senate on renewals of centres and institutes;
  • Approving and advising Senate of new graduate scholarships and awards; and
  • Recommending to Senate financial matters to Senate with respect to graduate studies and research.

The Vice-President, Research and International and the Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs are co-chairs of the Graduate & Research Council.
The Secretary to the Graduate & Research Council is Tim Weber-Kraljevski.

Graduate & Research Council - Membership

Members 2023-2024

Last Updated: 21 November 2023

Constituency Position Name
Ex-Officio President Vivek Goel
Vice-President, Academic & Provost James Rush
Vice-President Research & International Charmaine Dean [co-chair]
Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs Jeff Casello [co-chair]
Assistant Vice-President, Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs Clarence Woudsma
Associate Vice-President, Interdisciplinary Research Bernard Duncker
Associate Vice-President, Research Oversight & Analysis Ian Milligan

Associate Deans, Graduate Studies

Faculty of Arts Anna Esselment
Faculty of Engineering Siva Sivoththaman
Faculty of Environment Peter Deadman
Faculty of Health Phil Bigelow
Faculty of Mathematics Bertrand Guenin
Faculty of Science Martin Ross

Associate Deans, Research

Faculty of Arts Ana Ferrer
Faculty of Engineering David Clausi
Faculty of Environment Robert de Loe
Faculty of Health Marina Mourtzakis
Faculty of Mathematics Sue Ann Campbell
Faculty of Science Shirley Tang
   
Director of Research Ethics Julie Joza
Director, Research Partnerships Mike Szarka
Director, Graduate Academic Services Marianne Simm
University Librarian designate Alison Hitchens
President, Graduate Student Association Neela Hassan
Faculty Representatives (Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo) St. Jerome's Steven Bednarski
Graduate Students Arts Zerihun Kinate
Engineering Nicholas Pellegrino
Environment Ryan Johnson
Health Aiman Fatima
Mathematics Joseph Meleshko
Science Kevin White

Graduate & Research Council - Meeting Dates

2023-2024 Meeting Dates

Date Time Place Submission date
May 8, 2023 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom April 24, 2023
June 12, 2023 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom May 29, 2023
September 18, 2023 Cancelled 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom September 5, 2023
October 16, 2023 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom October 2, 2023
November 20, 2023 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom November 6, 2023
February 5, 2024 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom January 22, 2024
March 4, 2024 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3407 & Zoom February 19, 2024
April 8, 2024 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom March 25, 2024

2024-2025 Meeting Dates

Date Time Place Submission date
May 6, 2024 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom April 15, 2024
June 24, 2024 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom June 3, 2024
September 16, 2024 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom August 26, 2024
October 21, 2024 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom September 30, 2024
November 18, 2024 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom November 4, 2024
January 27, 2025 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom January 6, 2025
March 17, 2025 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3407 & Zoom February 24, 2025
April 7, 2025 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Needles Hall 3318 & Zoom March 17, 2025

Graduate & Research Council - Agendas & Minutes

NOTE: minutes of meetings are not official until approved at the next Senate Graduate & Research Council meeting.
 

2023-2024

Agenda Minutes
8 April 2024 8 April 2024
4 March 2024 4 March 2024
5 February 2024 Cancelled 5 February 2024 Cancelled
20 November 2023 20 November 2023
16 October 2023 16 October 2023
18 September 2023 Cancelled 18 September 2023 Cancelled
12 June 2023 12 June 2023
8 May 2023 8 May 2023

2022-2023 

Agenda Minutes
10 April 2023 10 April 2023
6 March 2023 6 March 2023
13 February 2023 13 February 2023
9 January 2023 9 January 2023
12 December 2022 12 December 2022
14 November 2022 14 November 2022
3 October 2022 3 October 2022
12 September 2022 12 September 2022
13 June 2022 13 June 2022
9 May 2022 9 May 2022