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 8167.
Wednesday, February  15,   1984.
The Sixth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia for
the Session 1983-84 was held on Wednesday, February 15, 1984 at 8.00 p.m. in
Room 102, George F. Curtis Building
Present: President K. George Pedersen (Chairman) Chancellor J. V. Clyne,
Vice-President R. H. T. Smith, Dr. R A. Adams, Dean G. S. Beagrie, Dr. G. D.
Bellward, Dr. W. E. Benjamin, Mr. W. H. Birmingham, Dr. T. H. Brown, Rev. P. C.
Burns, Dean P. T. Burns, Mr. G. D. Burnyeat, Dr. K. 0. L. Burridge, Dr. D. J. Campbell,
Dr. D. J. Connor, Dr. T. S. Cook, Miss S. M. Dickinson, Mr. E. Dixon, Mrs. S. Dodson,
Dr. D. Donaldson, Dr. A. J. Elder, Dr. R. M. Ellis, Mr. D. B. Fields, Dean C. V.
Finnegan, Mr. H. J. Franklin, Mrs. E. D. Fulton, Dr. A. M. Hickling, Ms. S. J. Holmes,
Mrs. P. Jones, Dr. W. M. Keenlyside, Dr. R. F. Kelly, Dean R. W. Kennedy, Dean W. D.
Kitts, Dr. A. Kozak, Mr. J. Kulich, Dean P. A. Larkin, Dr. L. M. Lavkulich, Dr. D. S.
Lirenman, Dr. D. Lupini, Dr. A. J. McClean, Mr. B. McCloy, Mr. D. Mclnnes, Dr. J. M.
McMillan, Mr. J. F. McWilliams, Mr. P. Nishihama, Miss J. H. Querie, Dr. J. F.
Richards, Dean B E. Riedel, Mr. D. J. Rimek, Dr. J. G. Silver, Dr. C. E. Slonecker,
Mr. J. B. Smith, Dr. P. Suedfeld, Dr. 0. Sziklai, Dr. P. R. Tennant, Mr. M. B. Thompson,
Miss C. L. V. Warren, Mr. B. E. S. Waugh, Dean W. A. Webber, Mr. V. G. Wellbum,
Dean R. M.  Will, Dr. M  D. Willman, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal.
Observer:  Mr. J. A. Banham
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from Mrs. H. M.
Belkin, Dean D. R. Birch, Mrs. M. F. Bishop, Dr. J. Dahlie, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Dr. H. E.
Hirsch, Dean P. A. Lusztig, Ms. C. E. McAndrew, Dr. W. R. Morford, Mr. M. E. Reder,
Dr. V. C. Runeckles, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. A. Van Seters, Dr. D. LL. Williams,
Mr. S. Williams.
Minutes of previous meeting
Dean Webber ) That the minutes of the Fifth regular meeting of
Dr. Silver       ) Senate   for   the   Session    1983-84,   having   been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted. 8168.
Wednesday,  February  15,   1984.
Minutes of previous meeting  (continued)
Mr. Thompson queried the legality of Senate's authority to limit enrolment when
the University Act clearly indicates that the authority to take such action lies with the
Board of Governors. The Chairman stated that he would take the matter under
advisement.
The motion was put and carried.
Business arising from the Minutes
Senate Curriculum Committee (P.81 19)
Consideration of a proposed new course, Family Practice 426 Rural Family
Practice Experience, was postponed at the previous meeting at the request of the
Dean of Medicine. A query had been raised as to whether a statement in the
rationale that registration would be required in the Summer Session or Intersession
meant that students would have to pay additional fees for this course. The Chairman
of the Curriculum Committee stated that this matter had now been clarified and a
statement to the effect that this course will be considered an elective experience
offered as part of the Second Year program has been included.
Dr. Richards   ) That the proposal of the Faculty of Medicine to
Dean Webber ) offer Family Practice 426 be approved.
Carried
Combined Degrees  (P.8048)
At the September 14. 1983 Senate meeting, a motion was passed that Faculties
offering "combined degrees" be required to reassess and report to Senate, by the
February 14, 1984 meeting, on the philosophy underlying those degrees, particularly
with a view to deciding if it is appropriate to require that the work in the second of
the degrees needs to be completed at this University. Senate was informed that the
Faculties concerned have this matter under consideration and will be reporting as
soon as possible.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval in principle of Senate recommendations - subject, where
applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be implemented without formal
reference to the President and the formal agreement of the President; and that the
Deans and Heads concerned with new programs be asked to indicate the space
requirements, if any, of such new programs. 8169.
Wednesday,  February  15,   1984.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval in principle of Senate recommendations  (continued)
(i)      Recommendations concerning limitation of enrolment in First Year:
1. That for the 1984-85 Winter Session enrolment of new students in the first
year of degree programs be limited to approximately 3,250 students.
2. That the approximately 3,250 students be selected in descending order of
academic achievement on the relevant subjects of senior secondary school.
3. That the principle of enrolment limitation and the number of new students to
be admitted be reviewed annually in the light of resources available to the
University.
4. That the Faculties which admit students to first year be requested to provide
the Senate Admissions Committee with the maximum number of new first
year students that can be accommodated in each first year degree program.
These numbers to be made available by February 10, 1984.  (pp.81 15-8)
(ii)     New   courses,   course   and   program  changes   recommended  by   the  Faculty  of
Agricultural Sciences (pp.8130-1)
(iii)    New courses and course changes (with the exception of Chemical Engineering 473
and 474) recommended by the Faculty of Applied Science (pp.8131-2)
(iv)    New courses, course and program changes recommended by the Faculty of Arts
(pp.8132-7)
(v)     New  courses,   course  and  calendar  changes  recommended  by  the  Faculty  of
Commerce and Business Administration (p.8138)
(vi)    Establishment   of    the    William   M.   Hamilton   Chair    in    Industrial    Relations
recommended by the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration  (p.8102)
(vii)   New course recommended by the Faculty of Dentistry (p.8108)
(viii) New  courses,   course   and   program  changes  recommended  by  the  Faculty  of
Education (pp.8108-9, 8138-40)
(ix)    Course changes recommended by the Faculty of Forestry  (pp.8140-1)
(x)      New courses and course changes recommended by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
(pp.81 10-1,8141-8)
(xi)    Proposal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies to offer a Master of Health Science
(M.H.Sc) degree program (p.81 19 and 8145)
(xii)   New courses and course changes recommended by the Faculty of Medicine
(pp.8148-9)
(xiii) Changes to the B.P.E. program, and new courses and course changes recommended
by the School of Physical Education and Recreation  (pp.81 I I, 8149-51)
(xiv) Course changes recommended by the School of Rehabilitation Medicine (p.811 I)
(xv)   New courses, course and program changes recommended by the Faculty of Science
(pp.8152-8166) 8170.
Wednesday,  February  15,   1984.
Senate membership
Declaration of vacancy
As required under section 35 (5) of the University Act, the following vacancy was
declared:
Mr. Michael A. McCann - student representative of the Faculty of Medicine
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Mr. McWilliams )      That the new awards (listed in the Appendix) be
Mr. Nishihama   )      accepted subject to the approval of the Board of
Governors and that  letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
In connection with the Universal Buddhist Temple Prizes it was suggested that in
addition to the Department of Religious Studies, the Departments of Fine Arts and
Asian Studies be consulted when making recommendations for a recipient of this award.
Attention was drawn to the proposed change in the terms of the Frank Gnup
Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Suedfeld sought reassurance that interest in football rather
than ability would be considered when selecting candidates for this award.
Mr. McWilliams, Chairman of the committee, stated that this was an entrance
scholarship and that he assumed that ability in football was not critical because
normally someone coming in at that level will develop the interest in later years.
The motion was put and carried.
Senate Nominating Committee Membership
The following vacancy on the Nominating Committee was declared:
Mr. Michael A. McCann - student representative
The Chairman called for nominations for a replacement.
Mr. Waugh    ) That Mrs. Penny Jones be nominated to serve as
Miss Querie ) student representative on the Senate Nominating
Committee.
There being no further nominations Mrs. Jones was declared elected.
Report of the Tributes Committee
Proposal re Spring Congregation
Dean Larkin presented the following report:
"At the suggestion of the President, the Tributes Committee has reviewed the
manner in which Spring Congregation is organized. 8171.
Wednesday,  February  15,   1984.
Report of the Tributes Committee
Proposal re Spring Congregation (continued)
The Committee recommends:
1. Spring Congregation be conducted in six to eight ceremonies, the number of
ceremonies and the degrees to be awarded to be guided by the following
considerations:
(a) Each ceremony should award degrees that comprise a relatively coherent
grouping.
(b) Each ceremony should award graduate degrees appropriate to the subject area
(including graduate degrees that are offered in more than one Faculty such as
M.A., M.Sc, Ph.D ).
(c) Honorary degrees should be awarded at the ceremonies that are most
appropriate.
The decisions concerning the number of ceremonies, the degrees to be awarded
and the details of time and place are to be made by the President in consultation
with the Chairman of the Tributes Committee, the Director of Ceremonies and
the Registrar.
2. In keeping with erstwhile practice, ceremonies should be conducted in the last
week of May and the first week of June. The attention of Senate is drawn to the
statement in the Calendar that in 1984 Congregation will be held May 30, 31 and
June I at 2:15 p.m., and that Senate approval has been given for Congregation in
1985 on May 29, 30 and 31 also at 2:15 p.m. Except that the time of day should be
changed to allow both a morning and afternoon ceremony, these dates should be
adhered to as closely as possible."
Dean Larkin ) That   the   proposal   of   the   Tributes   Commitee
Mrs. Fulton  ) concerning Spring Congregation be approved.
It was agreed that the last sentence of recommendation I be reworded to include:
"... and the relevant Deans ...".
In reply to a query the Chairman confirmed that it is the intention that there be a
short Convocation address.
The motion was put and carried.
Carey Hall - request for affiliation
A presentation from Carey Hall requesting affiliation with the University had
been circulated. The Agenda Committee recommended that the proposal be referred to
an ad hoc committee for review, with the expectation that a recommendation will be
brought forward to the May meeting of Senate.
Dean Finnegan )        That   an   ad   hoc   committee   be   established   to
Rev. Burns        )        review   the   application   from   Carey   Hall    for
affiliation     with     The     University    of    British
Columbia.
Carried Admission requirements
8172.
Wednesday,  February  15,   1984.
Dr. Wisenthal ) That  Senate  ask  the  Admissions  Committee  to
Mr. Smith        ) study    the   effectiveness   of    the    Ministry   of
Education's grade 12 examinations as a criterion
for university admission; and then to recommend
to Senate means of ensuring equitable selection
procedures for admitting students into first year.
In speaking to the motion Dr. Wisenthal explained that his motion arose from the
discussion at the January meeting concerning enrolment limitations in first year. He
stated that it seemed to be generally agreed that there is a good deal of variability in
grading students from one high school to another. The point had also been made that as
the University's admission standards rise and more students are denied entrance into the
University it becomes more and more important that the selection procedures be
equitable. He further stated that as the University's resources shrink, the University
had a major responsibility to try to attract the very best students and to ensure that
places are not given to those who are not well equipped to complete the work in first
year.
Responding on behalf of the Senate Admissions Committee, Dr. Adams assured
Senate that the main substance of Dr. Wisenthal's motion had been discussed by the
committee some time ago and that it had been agreed that the committee would study
very carefully the correlation between high school grades and the results of the new
provincial examinations and the performance of those admitted. However, the results
of such a study would not be available for use in determining how students are to be
selected for admission next year.
Dr. Adams referred to a comment by Dr. Wisenthal that the Department of
English is very concerned about the fact that many students are unable to cope with a
course like English 100. He stated that the Department of Mathematics had similar
experiences but that they knew that many students who were unable to pass
Mathematics 100 the first or even the second time were doing very well in all their
other courses including English 100. Dr. Adams further stated that many students who
fail English 100 several times have first class honours averages in all of their other
subjects and he did not feel that these students should necessarily be kept out of
university.
The motion was put and carried.
Other business
Emeritus status
The Chairman gave notice of motion concerning the establishment of an ad hoc
committee to examine the procedures for awarding emeritus status. 8173.
Wednesday,  February  15,   1984.
Other business (continued)
Report of the Senate Budqet Committee
Dr. Wisenthal presented the following report for information:
"Since the last Senate meeting, one of the issues that the Budget Committee has
taken up is that of student aid. The committee decided, in the light of discussions
on tuition fee increases, that it would invite Mr. Hender, Director of Awards and
Financial Aid, to explain to the committee the present situation and possible
changes. In particular, the committee discussed the B.C. Students' Assistance
Program, the relationship between the loan and grant portions of money available
to students, the changes introduced for 1983-84, possible changes for 1984-85 and
the problems arising from the eligibility criteria set by the provincial government.
The Committee also looked briefly at the U.B.C. scholarship and bursary
programs.
The other question considered by the committee over the past month is that of
budget reductions to meet the possible or anticipated $12 million shortfall. The
committee discussed how to approach the budget plan for 1984-85 when it
becomes available, presumably around the end of February.
The committee had preliminary discussion on the relationship between the
proposals that have come forward and the Senate statemenf on academic
priorities approved by Senate on September 14, 1983, and how this could apply to
the proposals for budget reductions. One difficult issue touched on was the choice
between two strategies for reducing the budget, one being what might be called
variable shared reductions in which most or all units participate, that is to say
fairly widely spread around the University although not across the board, and the
other what might be called selective reductions which would mean more
significant cuts in fewer areas. All this however, is at the preliminary stages.
The committee is planning a series of meetings to discuss the forthcoming
proposals for budget reductions and will be making a further report to Senate at
the March 21 meeting."
Dr. Elder queried the recent decision of the Board of Governors that differential
tuition fees be established for international students who are not enrolled in the
Faculty of Graduate Studies. She referred to the long-standing recommendation of
Senate, which dates from 1977, that differential fees for international students not be
established. Dr. Elder asked whether the Senate Budget Committee had received a
response in explanation of the decision of the Board of Governors in view of Senate's
previous recommendation concerning this matter.
In response Dr. Wisenthal, on behalf of the Senate Budget Committee, stated that
the question of tuition fees had not been discussed by the committee since the last
meeting of Senate. 8174.
Wednesday,  February  15,   1984.
Other business
Report of the Senate Budqet Committee  (continued)
Dr. Elder went on to question the Board of Governor's decision that will require
students in the Faculty of Arts to be assessed tuition fees on a per unit basis, which
will mean that students enrolled in honours programs are required to pay higher fees.
Her concern was that the imposition of higher tuition costs for honours programs may
result in the erosion of academic programs. Dr. Wisenthal stated that the Senate
Budget Committee had expressed the same concern when considering the proposal for
tuition fees for 1984-85. President Pedersen stated that the Board of Governors had
made provision for 1984-85 for students in honours programs who are unable to
respond to the additional fee, to receive additional financial aid.
Limitation of enrolment
In response to Mr. Thompson's query earlier in the meeting, the President quoted
the University Act and stated that it was his interpretation that the sequencing of
events between the Senate and the Board of Governors in the matter of enrolment
limitation was not an issue.
The meeting adjourned at 8.40 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 1984.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 8175.
Wednesday,  February  15,   1984.
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate
Community Dental Health Prize - A prize of approximately $100 has been made
available by the Division of Dental Health Services, Ministry of Health and the Dental
Division of the Alumni Association. It will be awarded to a graduating student in the
Program of Dental Hygiene who has demonstrated a special interest and proficiency
in community dental health. Consideration will be given to a student developing
and/or implementing a unique preventive dentistry project or a unique technique, idea
or educational aid which can be used in the community. The prize will be made on
the recommendation of the Faculty. (The award will be made available in the
1984/85 Winter Session.)
Ernest Salsbury Earle Bursary - A bursary in the amount of $150 has been made
available by the late Ernest S. Earle, CLA, and members of his family. Until his
retirement in 1971, Mr. Earle was a general insurance adjuster and President of
Vancouver Adjustment Bureau Ltd., and was an advisor to senior governments in
matters concerning natural disasters. The bursary will be offered to a deserving
student entering the penultimate or final year in the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration.  (The award is available in the 1983/84 Winter Session.)
Ed Haan Memorial Bursary - A bursary in the amount of $2,000 per annum has been
established in memory of Ed Haan by his wife Elizabeth. The bursary will be offered
to female students beginning or continuing an undergraduate program in Engineering.
In selecting the candidate, academic standing as well as parficipation and activities
outside of the classroom will be considered. (The award will be available in the
1984/85 Winter Session.)
Dr. S. Wah Leung Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 has been
established through contributions from alumni, colleagues, friends and family to
honour Dr. S. Wah Leung, founding Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, who served as
Dean from 1962 to 1977. It will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in full-
time study in a graduate program in Dental Science or Oral Biology leading to the
M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree. Selection will be made by the Faculty of Dentistry on the
basis of excellence in scholarship and research. Preference will be given to those who
seem likely to follow a career of full-time teaching and research. (This award will be
available in the 1984/85 Winter Session.)
Robert E. Mills Memorial Award - An annual award in the amount of approximately
$300 has been established by the Forestry Undergraduate Society and augmented by
donations from colleagues of the late Robert E. Mills. Bob Mills was respected and
admired by all who knew him. He gave unselfishly of his time both in and out of the
classroom and was a strong supporter of student activities. The award will be made
to a student entering the penultimate or final year in the Faculty of Forestry who
combines Bob's admirable qualities and who demonstrates a similar dedication to the
endeavours of the Forestry Undergraduate Society and its members. The award will
be made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the
Forestry Undergraduate Society. (The award will be available in the 1984/85 Winter
Session.) 8176.
Wednesday,  February  15,   1984.
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate  (continued)
Old Boy/Girl Network Bursary - An annual bursary in the amount of $500 has been
established by a number of M.B.A. alumni. The award will be made to a single parent
in the M.B.A. or M.Sc. Business Administration programs. In making the award, the
following preferences will apply: second year M.B.A., first year M.B.A., any year
M.Sc. Business Administration. If no suitable candidate is found, the award may be
held over and utilized in a subsequent year. (The award is available in the 1983/84
Winter Session.)
M. F. Jefferson Smith Memorial Award - This award is established in memory of
Jeff Smith, B.Comm. LL.B. 1978, by his family and friends. Jeff practiced law in
Vancouver with a particular emphasis on Criminal Law and Civil Litigation. Jeff was
an active person and led a full life. He had the capacity to excel in every endeavour
he undertook. He gave of himself fully in all he did and his generosity and warmth
characterized his friendships. This award in the amount of approximately $300 will
be given annually to a student entering second year Law. The award will be made to
a student with sound academic standing and a positive approach to life. (The award
will be available in the 1984/85 Winter Session.)
Touche Ross & Co. Service Award - This service award will be given to a student in
third year Commerce who is proceeding to his/her final year and who anticipates upon
graduation embarking on a career in chartered accountancy. Summer employment
between the student's third and fourth years will be provided by Touche Ross and
tuition fees will be paid for the student's fourth year. The award will be made to a
student whose personality, ability and aptitude are, in the opinion of the University,
those needed by a successful chartered accountant. The recipient must be a Canadian
resident and legally able to accept employment in Canada. (The award will be
available in the 1984/85 Winter Session.)
Unitron Prize in Audiology - This prize in the amount of $100 has been established
by Unitron Industries Ltd. It will be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the
Department, for distinction in the field of Audiology, to the student demonstrating
the greatest proficiency in clinical competency. (This award is available in the
1983/84 Winter Session.)
Universal Buddhist Temple Prizes - Three prizes in the amount of $100 each have
been offered by the Universal Buddhist Temple for the best essays submitted on the
topics of Buddhist philosophy, Buddhist history and Buddhist art history. The awards
will be made on the recommendation of the Department of Religious Studies in
consultation with the Departments of Asian Studies and Fine Arts. (This award is
available in the 1983/84 Winter Session.)
Universal Buddhist Temple Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of $500 has
been offered by the Universal Buddhist Temple to an outstanding graduate student in
Buddhist studies. The award will be made on the recommendation of the Department
of Religious Studies.  (The award is available in the 1983/84 Winter Session.) 8177.
Wednesday,  February  15,   1984.
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate  (continued)
Beatrice Johnson Wood Scholarship in Theatre - A scholarship in the amount of $900
has been established as a tribute to Beatrice Wood, B.A.Sc (Nursing) '23, by her three
children. Beatrice Wood has displayed a lifelong commitment to the theatre both as
an undergraduate and in the years since her graduation. She was instrumental in the
establishment of the Frederic Wood Theatre Foundation and also served as a member
of the U.B.C. Senate. The award will be made on the recommendation of the Theatre
Department to an outstanding student in the Acting stream of the B.F.A. program.
The financial circumstances of the candidate will be a consideration. (The award will
be made available in the 1984/85 Winter Session.)
Stephen Woodhouse Memorial Prize - A prize in the amount of $100 has been
endowed by the Theatre Students' Association in memory of Stephen Woodhouse, a
promising acting student whose life was cut short by a tragic accident. The prize will
be awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Theatre, Acting, Design or
Technical Theatre (excluding Film/Television), who has achieved a consistently high
level of excellence in Theatre courses. The recipient will be selected on the
recommendation of a committee comprised of Department of Theatre faculty and the
Executive of the Theatre Students' Association. (The award will be available in the
1984/85 Winter Session.)
Change in the terms of an existing award
Frank Gnup Memorial Scholarship - One or more scholarships in the amount of
$1,250 have been made available by family and friends as a memorial to Frank Gnup
who was an instructor in the School of Physical Education and coach of U.B.C.
Football Team from 1955 to 1973. The awards will be made to students entering first
year. Applicants must possess high academic standing, display strong leadership
qualities, be active in athletics and intend to pursue this interest at U.B.C, primarily
in Football. A strong need for financial assisfance must also be established. Students
wishing to apply for the award should submit a U.B.C. Scholarship and Bursary
application, include an up-to-date academic transcript, and indicate full particulars
on their qualifications. Applications must be submifted no later than July 1st and
should be directed to the Frank Gnup Memorial Scholarship Committee, University of
B.C., Vancouver, B.C., V6T IW5. The awards will be made on the recommendation of
the Frank Gnup Memorial Scholarship Committee.

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