Standing committee vacancies

Calling for expressions of interest

Expressions of interests are currently being accepted from faculty and staff, as well as students, to serve on the standing committees of Senate, for terms beginning August 1, 2021. Terms of office are two years, until July 31, 2023. If you are interested in filling a vacancy, please review the vacancies below and use the Apply button at the bottom of the page. If you know others who would make a valuable contribution to Senate's standing committees, please encourage them to apply. 

The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 9:00am on March 15, 2021.


Below are the eligiblity requirements for students, faculty, and staff to apply for a Senate standing committee position. Refer to the Procedures for membership on Senate Standing Committees for full details.

Students must be presently enrolled at UFV in a least one credit course or designated by resolution of the Senate as as student.

Staff must be employed on a permanent or continuing contract with UFV, not an officer of the university, nor a faculty member.

Faculty must be a permanent or continuing instructor, lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, or in an equivalent position designated by the Senate. University Officers are not eligible as they are not designated 'faculty' by the Senate. Please refer to the Senate Bylaws (page 10).


Below are the 2021-22 positions available. Terms of office are two years, from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2023.

Academic Planning and Priorities Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Wednesdays, Week 3, 2:30-4:30pm
  • 2 faculty
  • 2 students

Awards and Honours Committee

  • Four meetings on Wednesdays, Week 4, 2:30-4:30pm
  • 1 faculty
  • 1 student

Faculty Standards Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Wednesday, Week 2, 2:30-4:30pm
  • 1 Health Sciences faculty
  • 1 Humanities faculty
  • 1 Science faculty
  • 1 Social Sciences faculty

Graduate Studies Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Thursdays, Week 3, 9-11am
  • 3 faculty
  • 1 graduate student

Indigenization Committee

  • Five annual meetings: two in fall, two in winter and one in spring on Tuesdays 5:00-8:00pm
  • 1 self-identified Aboriginal student
  • 1 faculty 
  • 1 UFV Elder

Senate Budget Committee

  • Monthly meetings, Thursdays, Week 4, 2:30-4:30pm
  • 4 faculty
  • 1 student

Senate Committee for Student Appeals

  • Monthly meetings, Tuesdays, Week 3, 3-4:30pm
  • 1 student
  • 1 staff

Senate Research Committee

  • Monthly meetings, on Thursday, Week 1, 9-11am
  • 4 faculty
  • 2 students

Senate Teaching & Learning Committee

  • Bi-monthly meetings, on Thursdays, Week 2, 2:30-4:30pm
  • 3 faculty

Undergraduate Education Committee

  • Monthly meetings, on Friday, Week 4, 10am-12pm
  • 3 faculty 
  • 2 students 

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