Advisory to the President through the Executive Director of Student
and Ancillary Services, and to the faith communities participating
in the chaplaincy.
To advise and assist faith communities, the
Chaplains, and the University Community in the carrying out of the
purposes, objectives, obligations, and responsibilities as outlined
in the Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Victoria
and the Joint Ministry.
Membership and Appointment
- The Chaplains (ex officio)
- The Executive Director of Student
and Ancillary Services (ex
- An administrative nominee from each faith community represent (ex
- Five members of the staff, of whom no more than three shall be
members of faculty, all to be appointed by the President
- Four students who shall be appointed by the President:
- one of whom shall be nominated by the Residence Life staff;
- one of whom shall be nominated by the University of Victoria
- one of whom shall be nominated by the Religious Club representative
serving on the UVSS Clubs Council;
- one of whom shall be nominated by the Graduate Students’ Society.
Terms of Office
The five members of the faculty and staff shall be appointed for
staggered two-year terms, effective April 1 st prior to the Annual
The four students shall be appointed to one-year terms, effective
April 1 st prior to the Annual General Meeting.
An ex officio appointee shall be a member of the committee
for the period of his/her term of office.
- The Chair shall be the Executive Director of Student and Ancillary
- One of the Chaplains shall be the Secretary
There shall be an Annual General Meeting of the committee in April
of each academic year and such other meetings as deemed necessary
by the Chair of the committee.
Sub-committees shall be appointed on the basis of need.
All communications between the University and the committee shall
be through the Chair.
The Advisory Committee, acting in its role as liaison between the
religious communities and the University shall, each year in February,
contact participating religious communities (through their representative
to the Advisory Committee) and the University (through the Executive
Director of Student and Ancillary Services) and request that the
religious communities review the performance of their participation
according to the “purpose and objectives” of the Memorandum
of Understanding, and report their findings to the Advisory
Committee before its Annual General Meeting in April. Any participating
Advisory Committee member may raise concerns through the Advisory
Committee for the consideration of other members.
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