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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 Council of Administration, 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 Council of Administration, honorary doctorates. Finally, the Senate can strike committees to help it exercise its powers.


Members 2017-2018

  • 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
  • Jobe Abbass, Elected Professor, Faculty of Canon Law
  • Matthew McLennan, Elected Professor, Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy
  • Martin Rovers, Elected Professor, Counselling and Spirituality, Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Jean-François Rioux, Elected Professor, Conflict Studies, Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Aliaa Dakroury, Elected Professor, Social Communication, Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Susan Roll, Elected Professor, Faculty of Theology
  • Christian Dionne, Elected Professor, Faculty of Theology
  • Chad Glendinning, Secretary, Faculty of Canon Law
  • Monique Lanoix, Secretary, Faculty of Philosophy
  • Ramon Martinez de Pison, 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
  • Vacant, representing the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Benjamin Segobaesto, Elected Student, Undergraduate
  • John Shibley, Elected Student, Graduate
  • Richard Viger, Elected Student, Graduate