GFC Course & Program Changes

The Post-secondary Learning Act gives General Faculties Council (GFC) responsibility, subject to the authority of the Board of Governors, over academic affairs.

Approval of course changes (introduction, deletion, modification) and minor program changes is handled through the process outlined in Section 37 of the GFC Policy Manual. (This policy is currently under review and revisions to the process are anticipated for 2020-2021.)

Once approved by the Faculty, proposals are submitted to University Governance ( These will be posted for challenge for two weeks as per the dates listed below. In the absence of challenge, proposals are considered approved three weeks after posting. These approved changes will be incorporated into the University Calendar.

Note: This policy does not apply to changes related to admission, academic regulation, other programs modifications, and new programs. These proposals must be submitted to the appropriate GFC committee for approval.

Submission and posting dates for 2019-2020



Deadline for submissions to


Posting date


Deadline for challenge





September 30, 2019 October 9, 2019 October 23, 2019 October 30, 2019

November 8, 2019

November 20, 2019 December 4, 2019 December 11, 2019
2021/22 March 2, 2020 March 11, 2020 March 25, 2020 April 1, 2020
2021/22 June 1, 2020 June 10, 2020 June 24, 2020 July 2, 2020

Email submissions should be entitled: Course and Minor Program Change Proposal - Faculty of XXXX

and sent to