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 Senior Director Academic, 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. Pamela Bryden, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Dr. Carolyn Eyles, School of Interdisciplinary Science, McMaster University
  • Dr. Gregory Finn (Chair), Department of Earth Sciences, Brock University
  • Dr. Brian Frank, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University
  • Dr. Sofie Lachapelle (Vice-Chair), Department of History, University of Guelph
  • Dr. Mark Schmuckler, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Stéphanie Walsh Matthews, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Ryerson University
  • Dr. Barry Warner, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Ian Orchard, Senior Director Academic, ex-officio