Appraisal Committee

The Quality Council’s Appraisal Committee reviews proposals for new undergraduate and graduate programs from Ontario’s publicly assisted universities, and makes recommendations regarding their approval to the Quality Council. There are eight voting members on the Appraisal Committee, including the Chair. The Executive Director, Quality Assurance, is a non-voting ex-officio member. For more details, see Terms of Reference for the Appraisal Committee.

Membership Requirements of the Appraisal Committee

  • Must be nominated by the Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents (OCAV), and appointed for a three-year term
  • Must be senior academics who possess current experience in the development, delivery and quality assessment of both graduate and undergraduate programs (experience on Senate and its major committees or equivalent would be an asset)
  • Must represent a range of academic disciplines (including at least one member from an accredited professional/health science program)
  • Must include at least one individual who is bilingual

Committee Members

  • Dr. Jeff Berryman (Chair), Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
  • Dr. Phil Bates, Faculty of Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Dr. Gregory Finn, Department of Earth Sciences, Brock University
  • Dr. Sofie Lachapelle, Department of History, University of Guelph
  • Dr. André Loiselle, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, Carleton University
  • Dr. Jan Polgar, School of Occupational Therapy, Western University
  • Dr. Barry Warner, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Sandy Welsh (Vice-Chair), Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Brian Timney, ex-officio, Executive Director