The membership of the Academic Council is set by the Bylaws. The following table outlines the current (as of September 2022) membership of the Academic Council.

For the elected position (faculty, staff and students), please visit the Elections page for nominations and additional information about voting process.

Position/Member
Name
Term
President – Chair Sheldon Levy Ex Officio
Vice Chair Vacant
VP Academic Dr. Maureen Mancuso Ex Officio
Executive Dean Dr. Stephanie Chu Ex Officio
Department Chair – Undergraduate Programs George Drazenovic Ex Officio
Department Chair – Graduate Programs Dr. Michele Vincenti Ex Officio
Department Chair – Graduate Programs Dr. Gelareh Farhadian Ex Officio
Department Chair – Graduate Programs Dr. Laurence Earnhart Ex Officio
Department Chair – UAP Vacant Ex Officio
University Librarian (Secretary – Interim) Adrian Mitescu Ex Officio
Registrar Henrique Gea Ex Officio
Faculty Member (1) Dr. Paul Fontaine 2021.09 –2024.08
Faculty Member (2) Dr. Nam Le 2021.09 –2024.08
Faculty Member (3) Alexander Sakharov 2022.11 – 2025.10
Faculty Member (4) Dr. Salvador Trevino 2022.11 – 2025.10
Faculty Member (5) Dr. Penny Farley 2022.11 – 2025.10
Faculty Member (6) Dr. Mehdi Akhgari 2022.11 – 2025.10
Faculty Member (7) Dr. Rushdi Alsaleh 2022.11 – 2025.10
Faculty Member (8) Dr. Manbo He 2022.11 – 2025.10
Faculty Member (9) Dr. Noosha Mehdian 2022.11 – 2025.10
Faculty Member (10) Dr. Hamed Taherdoost 2022.11 – 2025.10
Faculty Member (11) Dr. Jason Walker 2022.11 – 2025.10
Faculty Member (12) Vacant
Support Staff Representative Anna Lee Boulton 2022.11 – 2024.10
Support Staff Representative Anne Janousek 2021.04 – 2023.03
Student Representative – Undergraduate Udayveer Singh Kanda 2022.11 – 2023.10
Student Representative – Graduate Shweta Shaw 2022.11 – 2023.10
Student Representative – At Large Manik Gupta 2022.11 – 2023.10
Student Representative – Online Vacant
Alumni Representative Vacant
Board of Governors Representative Catherine Vertesi Ex-Officio (non-voting)

The following key staff members of the University Canada West are invited to the AC meetings as non-voting permanent guests (with speaking rights):

Position/Member
Name
Director, Student Affairs & Services Christine Chan
Director, Academic Planning & Budgeting Amy Hua
Director, Academic Operations & Support Services Cassie Savoie
Director, Curriculum & Quality Assurance Harpreet Ahluwalia
Manager of Scheduling Services Vacant
Curriculum Advisor Vacant
Compliance Officer Heidi Rolfe
Representative of Marketing & Communications Bradley Fehr/Jessica Kerr
Members of the AC Secretariat Vacant