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Scholarly Research and Creative Activity Committee (SRCAC)

Terms of Reference:

  1. To examine and report annually to Senate regarding the state of SRC activity at Ryerson and upon issues regarding SRC activity that are likely to arise;
  2. To establish a sub-committee, the SRC Leaders' Group, consisting of the VPRI, the AVPRI, the Associate Deans Research (or equivalent) from each teaching Faculty, the Associate Dean Graduate Studies, and the Associate Chief Librarian, which shall:
    1. develop its own terms of reference to be approved by the SRCAC;
    2. provide input regarding SRC activity in to the academic and Strategic planning process; and
    3. provide input to the VPRI and the SRCA Committee on the funding of SRC activity generally, and specifically with regard to procedures affecting SRC activity, and the internal allocation of funds intended to enhance SRC activity;
  3. To advise Senate on existing and emerging trends in research funding, and on government policies and priorities relevant to SRC activity at Ryerson;
  4. To review, and report to Senate on, the extent to which SRC activity informs, and is integrated into, opportunities for student experiential learning, the innovation ecosystem, and the undergraduate and graduate curriculum; and
  5. In coordination with the Academic Governance and Policy Committee (AGPC), to recommend to Senate, when necessary, the establishment of policies to promote, support and regulate SRC activity involving Ryerson, and to review any such existing policies.


There shall be ex officio members, and members selected in accordance with the provisions of Articles 3.3 as follows:

  • the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI), who shall serve as Chair;
  • the Associate Vice President Research and Innovation (AVPRI)
  • one faculty member from each faculty, at least two of whom are Senators, one of whom shall be elected as Vice-Chair by the Committee at the first committee meeting of the session;
  • the Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate Studies or a designate;
  • one Dean/Chief Librarian elected by and from the Deans and Chief Librarian;
  • the Chair, Research Ethics Board or a designated faculty member of the REB;
  • one Associate Dean Research (or equivalent) from each faculty;
  • one Associate Chief Librarian;
  • one Librarian, not necessarily a Senator;
  • one graduate student, not necessarily a Senator;
  • one undergraduate student Senator elected by and from all undergraduate student Senators;
  • the Secretary of Senate (on-voting); and,
  • such non-voting Associates as the Committee may, from time to time, designate.