Terms of Reference

The Research, Scholarly and Artistic Works Committee of University Council is responsible for:

  1. Recommending to Council on issues and strategies to support research, scholarly, and artistic work.
  2. Recommending to Council on policies and issues related to research integrity and ethics in the conduct of research, scholarly, and artistic work.
  3. Recommending to Council and providing advice to the Vice-President, Research on community engagement and knowledge translation activities related to research, scholarly, and artistic work.
  4. Providing advice to the Vice-President ,Research and reporting to Council on issues relating to the granting agencies that provide funding to the University.
  5. Providing advice to the Vice-President, Research, the Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning, and Student Experience, and the Dean of the College of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies on the contributions of undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to the research activity of the University.
  6. Examining proposals for the establishment of any institute or centre engaged in research, scholarly, or artistic work at the University, and providing advice to the planning and priorities committee of Council.
  7. Receiving an annual reports from the Vice-President, Research and the Dean of College of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies.
  8. Receiving and reporting to Council the University’s research ethics boards’ annual reports.
  9. Designating individuals to act as representatives of the committee on any other bodies, when requested, where such representation is deemed by the committee to be beneficial.
  10. Considering the priorities of the University community, such as Indigenization and internationalization, when assessing current and new research, scholarly, and artistic work activities.


Nine members of the General Academic Assembly, at least three of whom will be elected members of Council, normally one of whom will be chair.
One of the nine members will be an assistant or associate dean with responsibility for research.
One undergraduate student appointed by the USSU
One graduate student appointed by the GSA

Ex Officio
Vice-President, Research
Dean of the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Dean of the University Library (or designate)
President (non-voting member)
Chair of Council (non-voting member)

Committee Coordination
Governance Office

Meeting Schedule

2023-2024 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held 1:30pm-4:00pm

  • September 14, 2023
  • October 12, 2023
  • November 2, 2023
  • November 30, 2023
  • January 11, 2024
  • February 8, 2024
  • March 7, 2024
  • April 4, 2024
  • May 2, 2024
  • May 30, 2024

2024-2025 Tentative Meeting Plan:

  • Once per month typically on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-4:00pm