SGS Governing Principles (as of April 9, 2018)

V. Program Chairs Committee

Membership of Program Chairs Committee | Potential Areas of Advisement | Appendix A

The Program Chairs Committee (PCC) is advisory to graduate council and provides a forum for discussion, coordination, and recommendation on matters related to program-level processes, procedures, and initiatives.

Membership of Program Chairs Committee

  • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (Chair)
  • The Chair of each graduate program committee (see Appendix A for current list)

Potential Areas of Advisement 

These may include but are not limited to:

  • Admission processes
  • Application processes
  • Examination and defence processes
  • Post-admission monitoring of student progress
  • SGS policies related to program administration
  • Graduate academic regulations (Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue)

The PCC was originally created as an ad hoc committee by the Vice-President (Academic) in June of 2010 and was approved by Graduate Council on May 12, 2011 as a standing committee of the School of Graduate Studies.

Quorum: At least 50% of voting members.

Appendix A 

Graduate Program Committees and Academic Areas of Oversight

Graduate Program Committee

Academic Areas of Oversight

Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Program Committee

  • Master of Arts (all majors normally delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Cultural, Social, and Political Thought)

Master of Science Program Committee

  • Master of Science (all majors normally delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science)

Doctoral Program Committee

  • Doctor of Philosophy (all majors in the sciences normally delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science)

Master of Nursing Program Committee

  • Master of Nursing

MSc Health Sciences and Doctor of Philosophy Population Health Programs Committee

  • Master of Science (all majors normally delivered by the Faculty of Health Sciences: Addictions Counselling, Health Sciences, Nursing, and Individualized Multidisciplinary when the primary supervisor is in the Faculty of Health Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Population Studies in Health)

Graduate Programs in Fine Arts Committee

  • Master of Arts (all majors normally delivered by the Faculty of Fine Arts: Art, Dramatic Arts, Music, New Media, and Individualized Multidisciplinary when the primary supervisor is in the Faculty of Fine Arts)
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music

Graduate Programs in Education Committee

  • Master of Arts (all majors normally delivered by the Faculty of Education: Education, and Individualized Multidisciplinary when the primary supervisor is in the Faculty of Education)
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Counselling
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

Dhillon School of Business Graduate Program Committee

  • Master of Science (Management)

Health Services Management Program Committee

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management
  • Master of Health Services Management