What we do

The Senate is the university's senior academic governing body

It is responsible for:

  • the approval of new programs
  • approving the granting of degrees and diplomas
  • managing the reviews of Faculties, Centres and Institutes

The Senate is also responsible for setting academic regulations 500 Internal Server Error

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Mailing Address:

University Secretariat - Senate 
Suite 210,
Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building
Dalhousie University
6299 South Street
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS 
Canada  B3H 4R2

Tel:  902-494-3715

Map showing University Secretariat location on Studley campus (Building C300).

Officers of Senate:

Chair of Senate Kevin Hewitt
Tel. 902-494-2315
Senate Vice-Chair (Student Affairs) Maria Pacurar
Tel. 902-494-3928
Interim Senate Vice-Chair (Academic Programs)   Louise Spiteri
Tel. 902-494-2473


Secretary of Senate

Susan Brousseau

Associate Secretary of Senate & Manager, Secretariat Operations Judith Ng'ethe'
Manager, Discipline & Appeals Robert (Bob) Mann

Interim Senate Coordinator, 
Senate & Senate Committees

Ann Pyne

Coordinator, Discipline & Appeals

Kara Miller