York University (Toronto, Ont.). Senate

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York University (Toronto, Ont.). Senate

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The Senate meets on the last Thursday of each month (September to June). At its first meeting it elects a Vice-Chair, who presides over the meetings in the absence of the Chair. At a regular meeting of the Senate, the Executive Committee presents nominations for officers of the body as well as nominations for the membership of the Standing Committees. The Order of Business for meetings is set down in the Senate 'Handbook', and the body adopts the rules of the House of Commons with regard to the conduct of meetings. The Chair is permitted to vote on all questions, but no member may have more than one vote. The Senate may resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole at which time the Chair of Senate shall appoint a chair to sit for the duration of the meeting of the Committee.
Statutory matters of the Senate include the creation of departments and faculties, the establishment of chairs in any of the arts and sciences, the creation of faculty councils to act as executive committees for the Senate. The Senate has power to regulate the admission of students, to determine courses of study and graduation requirements, to institute degrees and to establish rules and procedures to govern the business of the Senate. The passing of statutes requires a first reading, consideration by Committee of the Whole, and second reading. A non-statute may go through more than two of these stages in any one meeting.


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2019/06/11 J. Grant. Creation.




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