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The Senate defines and pursues the academic mission of Dalhousie, and establishes and regulates academic policy, standards, and procedures.

What we do

The Senate is responsible for:

Senate Constitution

The Senate Constitution sets out the mandate and operating procedures for Senate, including: 

  • Function

  • Principles and values 

  • Membership 

  • Senate leadership

  • Meeting procedures 

  • Committees of Senate 

The Constitution is interpreted in accordance with the Statutes of Nova Scotia relating to Dalhousie University, which specify the jurisdiction and authority of the Senate.