The NSCAD Senate is the university’s senior academic governing body and is required for institutional decision-making and accountability. its authority is inscribed in the Constitution and By-Laws for the Academic Governance of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (March 21, 2005). The Senate functions through a standing committee structure consisting of 11 committees and 7 subcommittees, and its membership is comprised of faculty, staff and students.

Senate Meeting Schedule

All meetings scheduled from 9:30 – 11 a.m.

  • January 24, 2022
  • February 14, 2022
  • March 14, 2022
  • April 25, 2022
  • May 16, 2022

Academic Senate Members

Dr. Peggy Shannon
President, NSCAD University

Adrian Fish
Associate Professor
Division Chair, Media Arts

Dr. Ann-Barbara Graff
Vice-President, Academic Affairs and Research, and Provost

Alex Livingston
Professor, Painting

Anne Masterson
Academic Affairs Officer / FOIPOP Coordinator

Dr. April Mandrona
Assistant Professor, Art History and Contemporary Culture
Director, MAAE

Catherine Allen
Manager, School of Extended Studies

Glen Hougan
Division Chair, Design
Associate Professor, Design

Craig Leonard
Associate Professor, Foundation Studies

Dr. Karin Cope
Associate Professor
Art History and Contemporary Cultur
Director, Master of Fine Arts

Mathew Reichertz
Associate Professor
Division Chair, Fine Arts

Leanne Dowe

Dr. Marylin McKay
Division Chair, Art History and Contemporary Culture

Dr. Martine Durier-Copp
Academic Dean

Laura Lima Nishida
President, SUNSCAD

Michael LeBlanc
Associate Professor, Design

Rebecca Young
Director, Library Services

Rory MacDonald
Associate Professor
Senate Chair
Chair, Craft Division

Rose Zack
Acting Director, Admissions and Enrolment Services
Admissions Coordinator

Rudi Meyer
Director, MDes
Association Professor, Design and School of Graduate Studies

Sara Hartland-Rowe
Regular Part Time Faculty, NSCAD Faculty

Sarah Maloney
Regular Part-Time Faculty
Chair, Foundation