Senate

The academic governance of the university is vested in senate, as outlined in the Yukon University Act.
Senators 2020-21
Faculty

Aline Goncalves

Information Literacy / Reference Librarian

Library Services
IT & Learning Commons

Amanda Graham

Chair, School of Liberal Arts

School of Liberal Arts
Applied Arts

Brent Langbakk

Instructor, English

School of Academic and Skill Development
Applied Arts

Brian Horton

Manager, Climate Change Research

YukonU Research Centre
School of Science

Doug McRae

Instructor, Heavy Equipment Technician

School of Trades, Technology and Mining
Applied Science and Management

Erica Bourdon

Chair, School of Academic and Skill Development

School of Academic and Skill Development
Applied Arts

Ernie Prokopchuk

Chair, School of Science

School of Science
Applied Science and Management

Joel Cubley

Instructor/Coordinator, Earth Sciences
Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining
Chair, School of Science
School of Science

Kathryn (Katie) Aitken

Instructor/Coordinator, Environmental and Conservation Sciences Program

School of Science
Applied Science and Management

Lianne Charlie

Instructor, Indigenous Governance

School of Liberal Arts
Applied Arts

Ryan Alaric

Instructor/Coordinator - Watson Lake Community Campus

Community Education and Development - Southern

Rhonda Wildeman

ITLC Trainer

Library Services
IT & Learning Commons

Sky Pearson

Instructor, Welding

School of Trades, Technology and Mining
Applied Science and Management

Victoria Castillo

Instructor/Coordinator, Heritage and Culture Certificate

School of Liberal Arts
Applied Arts
Students
Andrea Bacchetta

Student

Sparsh Arora

Student

Administrative Members

Janet Welch

Vice-President, Academic and Student Services

Vice President's Office
Academic and Student Services

Piers McDonald 

Administration
Board of Governors
pmcdonald@yukonu.ca

Shelagh Rowles

Executive Director, Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining

Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining

Wally Rude

Registrar and Dean of Enrolment Services

Office of the Registrar

The Yukon University Act requires at least 60% of the senators be faculty members, and that Senate strive to have its membership include at least 30% Indigenous persons from Yukon or elsewhere in Canada.

Alternate Members

Alexander Garcia

Instructor, Business Administration

School of Business and Leadership
Applied Science and Management

Jaclyn Semple

Instructor, Math & Physics

School of Science
Applied Science and Management

Kevin Kennedy

Instructor/Coordinator, Whitehorse Correctional Centre

Community Education and Development - Southern

Aaron France

Instructor, Electrical

School of Trades, Technology and Mining
Applied Science and Management
Ex-Officio (resource members)

Maggie Matear

Vice-President, University Services

Administrative Services

Bronwyn Hancock

Associate Vice-President, Research Development

YukonU Research Centre

Lacia Kinnear

Director, Governance and Strategic Initiatives

Institutional Research and Planning
Governance Office

Kara Mott

Associate Registrar

Office of the Registrar

For specific details on the parameters and selection of senators, see the Yukon University Act and Senate bylaws.

Senate and Senate Committees
  • Executive: coordinates the affairs of senate
  • Internal Academic Governance: reviews, develops and recommends academic policies and procedures to senate.
  • Curriculum and Program Review: discusses and recommends proposals affecting the academic programming, including but not limited to course and program proposals and changes.
  • Academic Appeals: coordinates all academic appeals ensuring a fair and equitable hearing system.
  • Planning and Priorities: advises senate on academic and research planning and priorities.
Governance Office

Serves as the secretariat for Senate and its committees.

Lacia Kinnear

Director, Governance and Strategic Initiatives

Institutional Research and Planning
Governance Office

Irina Bogachek

Administrative Assistant, Senate

Governance Office
Senate Policies and Procedures

Senate Responsibilities
Policy AC-01
Revised date: Jun 20, 2018

Terms of Reference
AC Procedure 01
Revised date: Jun 20, 2018
 

Development of New Instructional Programs
Policy AC-03
Revised date: May 24, 2017

Development of New Instructional Programs Procedure
AC Procedure 03
Revised date: May 24, 2017

Review of Instructional Programs
Policy AC-04
Revised date: May 24, 2017

Review of Existing Instructional Programs
AC Procedure 04a
Revised date: June 2018

Suspension, Cancellation or Discontinuance of Programs
AC Procedure 04b
Revised date: May 24, 2017