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 normally eight voting members on the Appraisal Committee, including the Chair. The membership has been temporarily expanded to 10 members for 2021 – 2022. 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. Phil Bates, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Dr. Pamela Bryden (Vice-Chair), 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. Christine Gottardo, Chemistry, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Peter Thompson, Canadian Studies, Carleton University
  • Dr. Mark Schmuckler, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Stéphanie Walsh Matthews, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Ryerson University