Student Senate Caucus

Senate Student Caucus

Your Voice on the Senate!

The University Senate makes decisions around all academic issues affecting students and faculty--curriculum, new programs, grades, exam procedures, academic integrity issues, advising, and more. The Senate Student Caucus consists of one-half student representation and one-half faculty and staff representation. As a Student Caucus, we are your sounding board, to bring your issues and concerns directly to the Senate, when the items are the purview of Senate, or to the appropriate administrative offices otherwise.  If you have concerns around student rights and expectations, international student needs, part-time student priorities, and practical needs, let us know. You can contact any member of the Senate Student Caucus or connect with us through this website.

Agendas and Minutes

Senate Student Caucus Members 2021/2022


Dr. Dave Andrews
Dave Andrews 
Faculty of Human Kinetics


Hussein Samhat
Faculty of Education


Committee Members:


Laila Albalkhi (UWSA- Student Representative) 

Dave Andrews (Faculty of Human Kinetics) CHAIR 

Youstina Asaad (GSS - Student Representative) 

Abeer Asif (UWSA -Student Representative) 

Brent Furneaux (Faculty of Business Administration) 

Alex Gayowsky (FAHSS) 

Edy Haddad (OPUS- Student Representative) 

Shashi Jasra (Faculty of Science) 

Ofelia Jianu (Faculty of Engineering) 

Ruth Kuras (Faculty of Law) 

Phebe Lam (Associate Vice President Student Experience) 

Dave McEwen (Acting Director of Campus Services) 

Sharon Munro (Leddy Library) 

Donna Patterson (OPUS - Student Representative) 

Jodi Ralph (Faculty of Nursing) 

Hussein Samhat (UWSA - Student Representative) CHAIR

Christine Vanderkooy (Faculty of Education) 

Gabrielle Walach (UWSA - Student Representative) 

Payton Farren Sharp (Windsor Inter-Residence Council)


  •  GSS - Student Representative 
  • International Student Society – Student Representative
  • Native Student Alliance – Student Representative 

2021-2022 Membership

Senate Student Caucus Meetings

The Senate Student Caucus meets four times a year. Until further notice, all meetings will be held virtually through the MS Team link provided. All in-person meetings will be held in Room 209 Assumption Hall (2nd Floor).
  • Friday, October 1, 2021, 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Friday, December 3, 2021, 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Friday, February 4, 2021, 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Friday, April 1, 2021, 2:30-4:00 pm

Student Feedback

The Senate Student Caucus considers issues, concerns and successful initiatives which impact the entire student body or segments of the student body (eg, part-time students, international students, graduate students). These may be academic or non-academic in nature, including possible gaps in academic policy, health and safety concerns, student rights and expectations, international student needs, part-time student priorities, practical needs such as co-op opportunities, the Ignite program, availability of food options, and more. We encourage all students to submit their issues, concerns and successful initiatives through our NEW Student Feedback Form below.

Please note that your feedback is anonymous unless you provide your contact information.


Submit Feedback

You can also contact the Senate Student Caucus at


The Senate

Office of Student Experience