Terms of Reference

The Scholarships and Awards Committee of University Council is responsible for:

  1. Recommending to Council on matters relating to the awards, scholarships and bursaries under the control of the University.

  2. Recommending to Council on the establishment of awards, scholarships and bursaries. 

  3. Granting awards, scholarships, and bursaries that are open to students of more than one college or school.

  4. Recommending to Council rules and procedures to deal with appeals by students with respect to awards, scholarships and bursaries.

  5. 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.


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.
Vice-President, Academic of the USSU
Vice-President, Finance of the GSA
An Indigenous representative from the Aboriginal Students’ Centre or a college undergraduate affairs office.

Ex Officio
Provost & Vice-President, Academic or designate
Dean of the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or designate
Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning, and Student Experience or designate
Vice-President, University Relations or designate (non-voting member)
President (non-voting member)
Chair of Council (non-voting member)

Resource Personnel (non voting members)
Director of Graduate Awards and Scholarships
Director of Finance and Trusts, University Relations
University Registrar
Associate Registrar (Bursar)

Administrative Support
Office of the Registrar

Membership 2020-21

Tracie Risling (Chair)-Exec Nursing 2023
Ramji Khandelwal Biochemistry 2021
Hyunjung Shin Curriculum Studies 2022

General Academic Assembly Members

Julia Jamison Drama 2022
Susan Shantz Art & Art History 2023
Som Niyogi Biology 2022
Emer O’Hagan Philosophy 2021
Janet Okoko Educational Administration 2022
Darrin Oehlerking Music 2022

Other Members

Alison Pickrell Assistant Vice-provost, Strategic Enrolment Management (ex officio)
Deborah Burshtyn Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (ex officio)
Debra Pozega Osburn Vice-President University Relations (ex officio, non-voting)
Graeme Joseph Team Lead, Aboriginal Students’ Centre
Kiefer Roberts USSU Designate 2021
Hadi Ramin GSA Designate 2021

Resource Members

Heather Lukey Director, Graduate Awards and Scholarships
Shandi Boser Manager, Donation and Trusts Services
Russell Isinger Registrar
Alex Beldan-Exec Committee Secretary