Audit Committee

The Audit Committee reviews audit reports prepared by the Quality Council Auditors and makes recommendations to the Quality Council.  The audit report describes whether the university has, since its last review, acted in compliance with the provisions of its Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP). The Audit Committee consists of a panel of auditors who are voting members,  two of whom are selected Chair and Vice-Chair. The Executive Director, Quality Assurance, is a non-voting ex-officio member. (For more details, see Terms of Reference for the Audit Committee.) If an auditor is involved in an audit that is under review by the Audit Committee, he or she does not participate in making a recommendation to the Quality Council.

Membership Requirements of the Audit 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. Suzanne Crosta, Department of French, McMaster University
  • Dr. Bruce Elman, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
  • Prof. Katherine Graham, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University
  • Dr. Carol Jones, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western University
  • Dr. Michel Laurier, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Wayne Loucks, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Douglas McDougall, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Sarah McKinnon, Department of Art History, Ontario College of Art and Design University
  • Dr. John Pierce (Chair), Department of English Language and Literature, Queen’s University
  • Dr. Michael Plyley, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University
  • Dr. Peter Sutherland, Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University
  • Dr. Alan Harrison, ex-officio