Oct. 4 Senate: Leadership Updates, New Philosophy MA Field, By-election Results

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The most recent U of G Senate meeting was held Oct. 4. Below are key highlights from the meeting. A full synopsis of the meeting is available on the University Secretariat’s website.

Leadership Updates

President Charlotte Yates, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Gwen Chapman and Vice-President (Research) Malcolm Campbell provided Senators with a number of updates, including information on:

New Field in Philosophy of Data Science*

Senate approved the addition of a philosophy of data science field to the existing Master of Arts in philosophy program. The new field aims to produce graduates who are attentive to the social impacts of technology and who can align emerging technologies with shared social values.

By-election Results

The 2021-22 Senate by-elections concluded on Oct. 1. The following faculty were acclaimed:

  • College of Engineering & Physical Sciences – Liliana Caballero and Marwan Hassan
  • Lang School of Business & Economics – Sandeep Mishra

A complete listing of the 2021-22 Senate membership is available on the University Secretariat’s website.

Next Meeting of Senate

The next meeting of Senate will take place on Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. via web conference. Visitors interested in attending the meeting are asked to register through the University Secretariat at univsec@uoguelph.ca by noon on the day of the meeting.

* New offerings may be subject to further approvals at the provincial or University level. Please contact the relevant department for further information about the availability and status of new offerings.