The Senate sets the 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, departments, schools and institutes.
In addition, the Senate creates or abolishes academic regulations and programs of studies sets admission, degree and diploma requirements, 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.
General Student Elections to the Board of Governors 2021-2022: Visit the University of Ottawa Student Union website for more information.
Senate By-Laws and Regulations:
- A By-Law governing the composition of the Senate
- Senate Regulation Concerning the Election of Student Members of Senate (under review)
Policies and Procedures: