Committee Membership

Procedures for Appointment:

 

FACULTY:  Nominated and elected within each Faculty

CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR: Elected by the Canada Research Chairs

GRADUATE STUDENT: Elected by the Acadia Graduate Students Association

UNDERGRADAUTE STUDENT -engaged in research:        Appointed under the aegis of the Students' Representative Council.

RESEARCH CENTRE DIRECTOR:          Chosen by the Directors

PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIAN:  Elected by professional librarians at Acadia University

 

 

 

Membership

Representative

Term

Retirement

1

Dean, R&GS

D. MacKinnon

ex-officio

 

1

Arts

Zelda Abramson

3 yr

2016

1

Prof. Studies

John Colton

3 yr

2017

1

Physics & Applied Sciences

Danny Silver

3 yr

2018

1

Theology

William Brackney

3 yr

2016

1

Librarian

Erin Patterson

3 yr

2017

1

Canada Research Chair

Brenda Trofanenko

3 yr

2015

1

Director of a Research Centre

Anna Redden

3 yr

2015

1

Graduate Student

Sara Klapstein

1 yr

2016

1

Undergraduate (Hrs) Student

Todd Dow

1 yr

2015

 

CHAIR:  Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

 

 

Structure and Duties

i.      The membership of the Research Committee shall be as follows:

One Faculty member of the Faculty of Arts, elected in accordance with Article VI.1

One Faculty member the Faculty of Professional Studies, elected in accordance with Article VI.1

One Faculty member of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, elected in accordance with Article VI.1

One Faculty member of the Faculty of Theology, elected in accordance with Article VI.1

One Canada Research Chair elected by the Canada Research Chairs

One graduate student elected by the Acadia University Graduate Student Association

One undergraduate student engaged in research and appointed by the ASU

One Director of a research centre chosen by the Directors

One professional librarian elected by members of the University Community holding appointments as professional librarians

The Dean of Research and Graduate Studies

 

ii.      The duties of Research Committee shall be:

a)   To develop policies and programs that encourage and support faculty, graduate and undergraduate research at Acadia University.

b)   To establish and oversee the adjudication process for Acadia University's internal research funds, excluding the University Research Fund (Article 25.55).

c)   To establish, propose to Senate for approval and subsequently to implement a consultative process for regular reviews of the Acadia University Strategic Research Plan.

d)   To encourage and facilitate interaction among Acadia's researchers, community members, community organizations, government and industry in order to expand and enhance research collaboration and dissemination.

e)   To consider and respond to research matters referred to it by graduate students, faculty members, Departments, Schools, Faculties, the VP Academic or by the Senate of Acadia University.

f)    To receive the annual reports of Research Centres and the Research Ethics Board, for submission to Senate.

g)   To consider any other matters of policy relating to research, and any other matters referred to it by Faculty, Vice-president (Academic), Senate, or Board of Governors.