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The Senate sets Saint Paul University’s educational policies and is responsible for the sound management of academic issues on campus. For instance, subject to the approval of related expenses by the Board of Governors, the Senate has the power to create and abolish faculties, schools and institutes. In addition, the Senate creates or abolishes academic regulations and programs of study, sets admission, degree and diploma requirements, and confers certificates, degrees at all levels and, with the approval of the Board of Governors, honorary doctorates. Finally, the Senate can strike committees to help it exercise its powers.


Members 2018-2019

  • Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, Archbishop of Ottawa, Chancellor
  • Chantal Beauvais, Rector
  • Jean-Marc Barrette, Vice-rector, Academic and Research
  • Normand Beaulieu, Vice-Rector, Administration
  • Robert Dixon, Secretary General
  • John Renken, Dean, Faculty of Canon Law
  • Manal Guirguis-Younger, Dean, Faculties of Human Sciences and Philosophy
  • Yvan Mathieu, Dean, Faculty of Theology
  • Michael Nobel, Elected Professor, Faculty of Canon Law
  • Monique Lanoix, Elected Professor, Faculty of Philosophy
  • Anahi Morales Hudon, Elected Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Philippe Dufort, Elected Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Lorraine Ste-Marie, Elected Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Fabrice Blée, Elected Professor, Faculty of Theology
  • Catherine Clifford, Elected Professor, Faculty of Theology
  • Chad Glendinning, Secretary, Faculty of Canon Law
  • Matthew McLennan, Secretary, Faculty of Philosophy
  • Heather Eaton, Secretary, Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Gregory Bloomquist, Secretary, Faculty of Theology
  • Jérémie Leblanc, Chief Librarian
  • Gilles Comeau, representing the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Arts
  • Martin Meunier, representing the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Stéphane Vézina Gaudreault, Elected Student, Undergraduate
  • Vacant, Elected Student, Undergraduate
  • Richard Viger, Elected Student, Graduate
  • Vacant, Elected Student, Graduate


Senate Committees