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 9216.
February 17, 1988
The Sixth Regular Meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the Session 1987-88 was held on Wednesday, February 17, 1988 at
8.00 p.m. in Room 102, George F. Curtis Building.
Present: President D. W. Strangway (Chairman), Dr. E. G. Auld, Mr.
D. W. Barron, Dean G. S. Beagrie, Dr. B. Bressler, Rev. P. C. Burns, Dean
P. T. Burns, Mr. R. G. Bush, Dr. D. G. A. Carter, Mr. A. K. Colbeck, Dr.
T. S. Cook, Ms. L. M. Copeland, Ms. H. E. Cowan, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Dr.
G. W. Eaton, Dr. A. J. Elder, Mr. M. Fahy, Mr. J. A. S. Fogarassy, Dr. S. E.
Grace, Dr. M. A. Hickling, Mr. J. Kulich, Dr. S. C. Lindstrom, Mr. G. Loeb,
Dean P. A. Lusztig, Dr. J. A. McLean, Mr. M. G. McMillan, Dean J. H.
McNeill, Dean A. Meisen, Dean R. C. Miller, Jr., Dr. A. G. Mitchell, Dr.
B. M. Morrison, Professor D. Pavlich, Mr. S. R. Pearce, Mr. D. M.
Pettingale, Dr. J. E. Phillips, Mrs. G. E. Plant, Dean J. F. Richards, Mr.
J. P. Ringwald, Dr. D. F. Robitaille, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dean N. Sheehan,
Dr. L. de Sobrino, Mr. R. A. Speers, Dr. R. A. Spencer, Dr. J. K. Stager,
Ms. B. Steffensen, Mr. M. Sugimoto, Dr. P. R. Tennant, Mr. G. A. Thorn, Dr.
R. C. Thompson, Dr. A. Van Seters, Dr. J. Vanderstoep, Mr. S. Vukusic, Dean
W. A. Webber, Dr. L. S. Weiler, Dean R. M. Will, Mr. J. A. Williamson, Dr.
J. L. Wisenthal, Ms. N. E. Woo, Dr. W. W. Wood.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor L. R. Peterson, Mr. D. A. Anderson, Dr. J. M. Anderson, Dr. C. E.
Armerding, Vice-President D. R. Birch, Dr. A. Eisen, Dr. J. A. S. Evans, Dr.
M. A. Goldberg, Dr. S. W. Hamilton, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Dr. S. Katz, Dean
R. W. Kennedy, Dr. A. Kozak, Dr. B. C. McBride, Mr. D. Mclnnes, Mr. A. J.
Pearson, Mr. E. S. Reid, Mr. M. M. Ryan, Dr. M. Shaw, Dr. L. J. Stan, Mr.
K. H. Stewart, Dean p. Suedfeld, Mr. G. Taylor.
Senate membership
Declaration of Vacancies  (University Act, section 35 (6) )
Mr. B. Dumka - student representative at-large
Mr. R. A. Yaworsky - student representative of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies
Minutes of previous meeting
Dean Webber   )  That the minutes of the Fifth regular
Dr. Elder     )  meeting of Senate for the Session 1987-88,
having been circulated, be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried 9217.
February 17, 1988
Business arising from the Minutes
Motion by Dr. R. A. Spencer  (p.9196)
Dr. Spencer   )  That the following be added to the Rules
Dr. Wisenthal  )  and Procedures of Senate:  "The Secretary
of Senate shall call the first meeting of
each Senate Committee as soon as feasible
after the composition of the committees has
been determined, and the committee shall
elect a chair at that meeting."
Carried
Chairman's remarks and related questions
Dr. Stranqway commented on his recent visit to Australia where he
attended a meetinq of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. He
stated that there had been three days of discussions on a variety of
topics. One of the topics discussed was "The university as critic", and
under that topic the themes were "The university in the national ecomony"
and "Is there a political role for universities?". The conclusion was 'yes'
there is a political role. However, the definition of that role obviously
differed for different parts of the Commonwealth. Dr. Stranqway stated
that the discussion on the university as critic was particularly interestinq
as this opened up the whole issue of freedom of speech, freedom of enquiry
and the ability to speak out on fundamental issues as they are seen and
faced by society. Dr. Stranqway also commented on "The social and cultural
role of universities", a sub topic to which he had been asked to speak.
The second topic discussed at the conference was "The university as a
knowledqe factory", or the university as it looks at research issues.
Aqain, there were many debates on this topic, but the theme that came out of
that discussion was that since fundinq has become more earmarked
universities are more apt to declare priorities, therefore the research
endeavour is one in which there will have to be choices and priorities set. 9218.
February 17, 1988
Chairman's remarks and related questions  (continued)
From UBC's context it would be the new centres of excellence program just
announced by the federal government and the stance UBC is going to take with
respect to those issues.
The third topic discussed was that of universities and continuing
education. Dr. Strangway stated that it became apparent that universities
and continuing education meant something very different to people from other
parts of the Commonwealth, such as India. He stated that discussions
focussed on universities and national administrations; universities and
culture; universities and the social impact of technology, and universities
and world development.
Dr. Strangway reported to Senate that he had participated in the Prime
Minister's Conference on Technology and Innovation. He stated that there
had been discussions on how the universities in particular, and education in
general, were the key to the future of Canada. It was announced at that
meeting that $1.3 billion was to be made available for science and
technology activities although it was not known exactly how this amount
would be spent, beyond the development of a national and graduate
scholarship program. It is known, however, that some of the money will be
spent on getting information out to the public on science and technology
issues that are important to the future.
Dr. Strangway also had a brief opportunity to visit China and drew
Senate's attention to a number of activities under way at universities in
China and in Japan including the signing of agreements for education abroad.
Dr. Strangway noted that at the previous meeting questions had been
raised with respect to the mission statement.  He reported that the mission 9219.
February 17, 1988
Chairman's remarks and related questions  (continued)
statement had become a strategic planning document out of which a mission
statement would be extracted. A first draft of a possible mission
statement, or strategic plan, had been discussed with the Deans, and a
second version had been prepared. He stated that the Deans had had an
opportunity to comment and that the document had been substantially modified
as a result. Consultations would now take place with representative groups
of department heads, students, alumni, Faculty Association, staff,
community, and in due course there would be a presentation to Senate. It
was hoped that by the summer some form of a mission statement and strategic
plan could be adopted by the Board for use as a framework for the coming
years. He stated that there were a number of points that would require
either action or consideration by Senate and that these would be brought
forward to Senate.
Dr. Strangway noted that the other issue raised at the previous meeting
was with respect to the budget process. He confirmed that a meeting of the
Budget Committee had been arranged and that the fiscal year end projections
would be discussed at that meeting.
In conclusion, Dr. Strangway informed Senate that the following had
accepted invitations to receive honorary degrees at the 1988 Congregation
ceremonies:
John Dykes Allan
Ian A. Barclay
Harold C. Bentall
Jean Coulthard
Dr. Leroy Hood
Beryl E. March
Bel Newman Nemetz
The Hon. Bertha Wilson 9220.
February 17, 1988
Chairman's remarks and related questions  (continued)
In response to queries concerning procedures for the adoption of the
mission statement, Dr. Strangway confirmed that the complete document would
be circulated to Senate but that at this stage he did not know whether the
whole document would require Senate approval or only those items
specifically academic in content.
In response to a query as to whether anyone was looking into the effects
the free-trade agreement between Canada and the USA would have on the
University, Dr. Strangway stated that he did not know the answer to that.
He stated that there had been a great deal of discussion as to what it would
mean with respect to the research and development activities in a general
sense, and whether governments will in fact choose to spend their research
dollars outside of their borders.
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.
(i) Establishment of NSERC Industrial Research Chairs in Process Control
in the Pulp and Paper industry, recommended by the Faculty of Applied
Science.  (p.9116)
(ii) NSERC Industrial Research Chairs in Industrial Automation in the Fish
Processing Industry, recommended by the Faculty of Applied Science,
(pp.9116-7)
(iii)  Establishment of an Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy,
recommended by the Faculty of Applied Science.  (p.9117)
(iv) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Applied Science,
(pp.9127-43)
(v) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration.  (p.9143)
(vi) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Dentistry,
(p.9143) 9221.
February 17, 1988
From the Board of Governors  (continued)
(vii)  Curriculum  proposals  recommended  by  the  Faculty  of  Education,
(pp.9143-51)
(viii) Establishment of an NSERC Chair in Forest Policy, an NSERC Chair in
Forest Genetics and an NSERC Chair in Wood Preservation, recommended
by the Faculty of Forestry.  (p.9118)
(ix) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Forestry,
(pp.9152-7)
(x) Curriculum revisions to the Master of Social Work Program recommended
by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  (pp.9157-9)
(xi)  Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Law.  (p.9160)
(xii)  Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Medicine (p.9160)
(xiii) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences.  (p.9160)
(xiv) Curriculum proposals recommended by the School of Physical Education
and Recreation.  (pp.9160-1)
(xv) Curriculum proposals recommended by the School of Rehabilitation
Medicine.  (p.9161-2)
(xvi) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Science.
(pp.9163-89)
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Elections
Dr. Tennant, Chairman of the Committee, presented the following report
on complaints relating to student elections:
"The Committee's mandate is to "Hear appeals on election irregularities;
the committee to meet not earlier than 48 hours after polling has closed,
in order that the election results may be available to the committee to
decide whether in its opinion such irregularities would have changed the
results of the election." The committee is to use as its guidelines
sections 146 and 147 of the B.C. Provincial Elections Act. The committee
met on January 27 to hear two complaints relating to the election of the
two student members of the Board of Governors. The committee had before
it the Acting Registrar's count of the votes at each polling place. 9222.
February 17, 1988
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Elections  (continued)
Irregularities at Buchanan Polling Place
"The Complaint
Three eligible voters, Christie Scott, Caterina Calandra, and Antoinette
Gatti, complained that on January 22, 1988, the polling clerk on duty at
the Buchanan polling place between 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. advised
voters to vote for particular candidates for election to the Board of
Governors, thus contravening the "Rules and Regulations for Student
Elections to Governing Bodies."
Committee Proceedings
The committee heard from the complainants and Andrew Colbeck, AMS
Commissioner of Elections.
Committee Findings
While satisfied that the complaint was well-founded, the committee noted
that the clerk in question was on duty for only one hour, and that
there was no allegation by the complainants that the clerk was acting in
collusion with any candidate. It was suggested by the complainants,
indeed, that the clerk was likely unaware of the impropriety of her
actions. The decisive consideration, however, was that the Buchanan
poll results did not change the election results.
Committee Decision
The actions of the polling clerk do not invalidate the election results.
Committee Recommendations
As the present instructions to polling clerks to avoid "bias" are not
specific, and as polling clerks, in the circumstances of taking over an
active polling place for the one-hour stint may not have time to read
the rather lengthy list of instructions (which is taped to the back of
the ballot box), the AMS should consider more explicit instructions to
the clerks.
Improper Campaigning by Candidate
The Complaint
Three eligible voters, Bob Seeman, Geoff Lyster, and Lawrence Zucker,
complained that Board of Governors candidate Robert Beynon "knowingly
and purposely" campaigned after the close of the allowable period by
writinq "a self-servinq article describing his campaign position and
expounding upon his qualifications" which was published, without
attribution, on the first day of voting, in the Competition, a campus
publication of which Mr. Beynon is a staff member. 9223.
February 17, 1988
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Elections  (continued)
"Committee Proceedings
The committee first heard the complainants together with Mr. Colbeck,
and then heard Mr. Beynon. Mr. Beynon admitted the essential facts:
that he had submitted the material, that he had known of the date of
publication, and that he had known of the deadline for close of
campaigning. He maintained, however, that in the hectic pace of the
campaign he had not put the two dates together in his mind, and that he
had not taken the article-to-be as a major campaign effort. Confident
at the time of his meeting with the committee that the results (which
were not yet available to him) would have him in first place, Mr. Beynon
went to some length to persuade the committee that the article could not
have affected the results.
Committee Findings
Mr. Beynon's action in consenting to and contributing to the publication
of the article was a clear breach of the election regulations. The
decisive fact, though, is that in the election Mr. Beynon came third,
with his lead over the fourth candidate of sufficient magnitude to
indicate that even his relative standing could not have been affected by
the article.
Committee Decision
The election results as determined by the Acting Registrar are valid.
Committee Recommendation
The present mandate of the committee does not authorize it to disqualify
candidates in an election under review or to impose the penalty of
disqualification in future elections. At present the only remedy is to
require a new election.  Senate may wish to consider this matter."
Committee on Student Awards
Dr. Cook      )  That the new awards (listed in the Appendix)
Dr. Elder     )  be accepted subject to the approval of the
Board of Governors and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
In presenting the list of new awards, Dr. Cook drew Senate's attention
to two scholarships: one in the sum of $1500 made available by Olga and
George Volkoff and their friends, and another in the sum of $2500 which
has been established in memory of John Anderson, a graduate of UBC and a
well respected member of the business community.
The motion was put and carried. 9224.
February 17, 1988
Reports of Committees of Senate  (continued)
Tributes Committee
Dr. Dennison informed Senate that the deadline date for nominations for
honorary degrees had been changed to June 30, in order to allow time for a
more thorough assessment and study of the background of the candidates.
Dr. Dennison also informed Senate that the committee was in the process
of creating an information sheet which asks for specific information on
nominees. It was hoped that this would bring some kind of consistency to
the way in which people are nominated for honorary degrees. He also said
that the committe would welcome nominations from Senate members. In the
past very few nominations had been received from members of Senate.
Procedures governing admission of international undergraduate students
The following proposal from Vice-President Birch, Chairman of the
President's Task Force on Liaison, Recruiting and Admissions, had been
circulated with the agenda:
"The final report of the International Student Subcommittee is under
discussion and will be revised for circulation within the next month.
There are approximately twenty recommendations within the Report, the
majority of which propose administrative action rather than major policy
revisions. As indicated in the Terms of Reference for the Task Force,
the latter will be referred to the appropriate governing bodies.
However, in the interim, there is one matter that is deemed to be
sufficiently urgent to warrant Senate consideration at this time.
With regard to international students, the overriding policy statement
in the Calendar (p.17, 1987-88) is:
The University of British Columbia is interested
in considering applications for admission from
outstanding students from countries outside
Canada.
This statement is followed by procedural statements the effect of which
is to preclude admitting any international student who does not apply to
the  University  from within  his  or  her  country  of citizenship. 9225.
February 17, 1988
Procedures governing admission of international  undergraduate students
(continued)
"Unfortunately, this means that UBC adjudicates admissibility on the
basis of the student's geographic location at the time of application,
rather than on the basis of academic achievement. Not surprisingly,
this is, and has been, a continuing source of frustration for some
departments and a source of embarrassment for the University generally.
In searching Senate records it became apparent to the Subcommittee that
the statements that preclude admission of international students who
apply from within British Columbia, other provinces in Canada, or the
U.S.A., were not approved by Senate. Rather, they were introduced into
the Calendar as a matter of procedure, partially to alert students to
Immigration Canada policy to grant institution and program-specific
student authorizations.
Current Immigration Canada policy does not prohibit transfer of
international students from one Canadian academic institution to
another. Unfortunately, the University Calendar still contains those
procedural statements which sugqest that transfers are prohibited. Part
2, pages 15 to 17 of the ♦attached Report to the Task Force (exclusive
of recommendations) provides a more detailed analysis of the problem.
Recommendation
That the entry described above be revised to read as follows in the
1988-89 Calendar:
The University of British Columbia welcomes
applications for admission from outstanding
students from other countries. Because of the
limited number of places available for
international students in undergraduate
programs, the competition for admission is
keen. The following criteria suggest minimum
performance levels necessary to be considered
for admission.
Academic standing: equivalent to 3.5 or above
(calculated on a 4-point scale: A=4, B=3, C=2,
D=l, F=0)
Enqlish Proficiency: a student whose native
language is not English should demonstrate
proficiency in English language by obtaining a
score of 570 on the Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL)
Admissibility to a specific program or Faculty
is dependent on the number of places available
and on minimum academic achievement and English
language proficiency as determined by the
Faculty or School.
♦not included in the Minutes. 9226.
February 17, 1988
Procedures governing admission of international undergraduate
students  (continued)
"I trust this matter can be placed before Senate at its meeting of
February 17, 1988. If approved, the changes can then be incorporated in
the 1988-89 Calendar before the scheduled March publication date."
Dr. Vanderstoep  )  That the Calendar entry with regard to
Dean Burns      )  international students be revised to read
as follows in the 1988-89 Calendar:
The University of British Columbia welcomes
applications for admission from outstanding
students from other countries. Because of the
limited number of places available for
international students in undergraduate programs,
the competition for admission is keen. The
following criteria suggest minimum performance
levels necessary to be considered for admission.
Academic standing: equivalent to 3.5 (calculated
on a 4-point scale: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=l, F=0)
English Proficiency: a student whose native
language is not English should demonstrate
proficiency in English language by obtaining a
score of 570 on the Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL)
Admissibility to a specific program or Faculty is
dependent on the number of places available and on
minimum academic achievement and English language
proficiency as determined by the Faculty or School.
In the absence of Dr. Birch, Dr. Vanderstoep spoke briefly to the
recommendation of the President's Task Force on Liaison, Recruiting and
Admissions.  Dr. Vanderstoep informed Senate that for a number of months the
Task Force has been discussing the matter of liaison and recruitment which
involves the matter of recruitment of international undergraduate students
and their participation at UBC.  He stated that one particular aspect in
those discussions that received a lot of attention concerned the current
calendar  statement  of  policy  governing  admission  of  international
undergraduate  students.   The  particular  concern  with  regard  to  that
statement as it currently exists in the Calendar is that, in effect, it
negates the intent relative to the admissibility and desirability of
international students. 9227.
February 17, 1988
Procedures governing admission of international  undergraduate students
(continued)
Dr. Vanderstoep went on to explain that the Task Force is dealing with a
number of issues including the specific issue of international undergraduate
students, and hopes very shortly to bring to Senate a specific set of
recommendations concerning this matter.  Consequently, the Task Force, at
its last meeting, decided it would be appropriate to ask Senate to consider
this particular recommendation now in order to get the revised statement
into the 1988-89 Calendar and clear up the confusion and misrepresentation
conveyed by the current calendar statement.
In response to a query, Dr. Vanderstoep stated that it seemed to the
Task Force that the proposal could be discussed without going through the
Senate  Admissions  Committee,  although  Senate could  refer  it  to the
Admissions Committee if it so wished.
Dean Lusztig stated that although the TOEFL score indicated may be
appropriate for some Faculties, he felt that students would be better off if
they had a somewhat stronger command of English than suggested by a score of
570. He suggested that rather than leaving it to various parts of the
university to prescribe a score, Senate should establish a higher score, at
the same time indicating that exceptions might be made in certain
Faculties. He felt that it should be raised high enough so students would
not be misled into thinking that a 570 TOEFL is going to permit them to
carry a full load in Commerce where a significant number of courses must be
taken in the Faculty of Arts.
A second point raised by Dean Lusztig addressed the question of students
who are enrolled in Post-Secondary Institutions in British Columbia and who
are thinking of transferring to UBC.  He asked  if it would be appropriate 9228.
February 17, 1988
Procedures governing admission of international  undergraduate students
(continued)
to require those students to write the English Composition Test since they
are now in a community college in B.C. and in that way give them a better
indication of whether they are adequately prepared for the language in order
to proceed into an advanced year at UBC, rather than looking at a TOEFL
score at that stage.
In response, Dr. Vanderstoep stated that the Task Force had considered
the aspects raised with respect to TOEFL. He stated that the Task Force
considered that 570 is one measure of the proficiency of English and that
the whole aspect of providing remedial support for international students
would be addressed in the subsequent recommendations coming forward. As far
as students from other parts of Canada being afforded the same privileges
was concerned, Dr. Vanderstoep stated that the Task Force has addressed the
question of an appropriate mix of undergraduate students as well as graduate
students.
With regard to the English Composition Test for students currently
enrolled at Post-Secondary Institutions, Dr. Vanderstoep stated that the
specific recommendations that will be brought forward to Senate will deal
with the transferability of those students and their appropriate credentials.
Dean Lusztig  )  That under English Proficiency the TOEFL
Dr. Tennant   )  score be raised to 590 with a note to
the effect that certain Faculties may
alter that standing.
Lost
After further discussion the motion was put and carried.
In response to a query, Dr. Vanderstoep stated that the Task Force would
submit  specific   recommendations  to  the  administration  concerning
differential fees. 9229.
February 17, 1988
Procedures governing admission of international  undergraduate students
(continued)
Dr. Elder     )  That the Senate Admissions Committee
Dean Lusztig  )  be instructed to monitor the admission
of international students with a view
to determining whether the indicated
reguirements are appropriate.
Carried
Academic Year 1988-89
A draft of the section of the Academic Year for inclusion in the Calendar
had been circulated.
The Acting Registrar stated that the Department of Finance had requested
that the date of the last day for payment of tuition fees be changed from
Auqust 31, 1988 to August 29, and that the last day for payment of final
instalment of tuition fees be changed from January 13, 1989 to January 6.
Also, the Awards and Financial Aid Office had requested that the deadline
date for application for deferment of tuition fee payment for Term 2 be
changed from December 21, 1988 to December 8.
The Acting Registrar also reminded Senate that it had been agreed that a
three day period be allowed between the end of classes and the commencement
of examinations. He stated that, traditionally, in each term there are 62
teaching days out of the thirteen weeks, because two or three days are lost
due to statutory holidays. In the second term of the 1988-89 year, however,
in order to get 62 teaching days in and also allow 18 days for examinations
without using Saturdays, it requires that classes end on Tuesday, April 4,
1989 and sessional examinations would have to begin on Wednesday, April 5.
The Acting Registrar asked for comments on whether examinations should
commence on April 5, or whether classes should end on March 31, to allow the
three day study break and commence examinations on Tuesday, April 4, which
would mean only 60 teaching days. 9230.
February 17, 1988
Academic Year 1988-89  (continued)
Dr. Tennant
Dr. Sobrino
)  That the proposed dates for the
)  Academic Year 1988-89, together with
the proposed amendments, be included
in the Calendar.
In amendment:
Dr. Dennison
Mr. Williamson
In amendment:
Dr. Scudder
Dr. Sobrino
In amendment:
Dean Will
Dr. Spencer
)  That the date for the last day of classes
)  be changed to Monday, April 3, 1989.
Lost
)  That the date for the last day of classes
)  be changed to Friday, March 31, 1989.
Carried
)  That the date of the last day for
)  payment of tuition fees be changed
back to August 31, 1988.
Carried
Dean Lusztig drew attention to the application deadline date of April 30
for the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration and noted that this
should be June 30.
The motion, as amended, was put and carried.
Other business
Nominating Committee
Dr. Tennant reported that the committee recommended that Mr. Derek
Pettingale replace Mr. R. A. Yaworsky on the Senate Committee on Appeals
on Academic Standing.
Dr. Tennant
Dr. Thompson
)  That Mr. D. M. Pettingale replace
)  Mr. R. A. Yaworsky in the Senate
Committee on Appeals on Academic
Standing.
Carried 9231.
February 17, 1988
Other business  (continued)
Notice of motion by Dr. Spencer
Dr. Spencer gave notice of the following motion:
"That Senate establish a standing Committee on Academic Policy. This
committee should review the academic policies of the University and
their implementation, recommend necessary changes in these policies
to Senate, and report to Senate at least annually."
Motion by Mr. Fahy
Mr. Fahy gave notice of the following motion:
"That the mandate of the Senate Committee on Elections be expanded to
give the Committee power to disqualify a candidate found to have
committed election irregularities in the election under review by the
Committee and the power to disqualify a candidate from participating
in the new election if one should be called by the Committee."
The meeting adjourned at 9.30 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, March 16,
1988.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 9232.
February 17, 1988
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate
John Anderson MBA/LLB Scholarship - This scholarship of $2,500 has been
endowed by Westcoast Transmission Company Limited to honour John Anderson
who served the Company as President from 1980 and Chief Executive Officer
from 1982, until his death in 1987. John Anderson graduated from UBC's
Faculty of Law in 1949 and immediately began his career in the petroleum and
natural gas industry. He joined Pacific Petroleums Ltd. in 1960 and
Westcoast Transmission in 1970. He was a member of the Advisory Council of
the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. The scholarship is
awarded to a student entering the second year in the combined MBA/LLB
program, on the recommendation of the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, in consultation with the Faculty of Law. (Available 1988/89
Winter Session).
Attariwala - Dley Scholarship - A scholarship of $650 has been endowed by
the Attariwala and Dley families for a student majoring in Asian Studies,
and demonstrating excellence in Punjabi Language and/or Sikh studies. It is
awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Asian Studies.
(Available 1988/89 Winter Session).
Backman Scholarship in Forest Resources Management - The interest in forest
resource policy and economics shown by A. V. Backman (B.A.Sc. '43) and
Elizabeth M. Backman (B.A. '45, B.S.W. '46) has prompted this scholarship of
$1,750. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry
to a student entering the final year of the Forest Resources Management
program. Both academic achievement and leadership qualities are
considered.  (Available 1988/89 Winter Session).
Harry R. Bell Scholarship - Harry R. Bell, P.Eng., has provided a
scholarship of $1,000 for an outstanding undergraduate in Engineering.
Preference is given to a student in Civil Engineering who has demonstrated
interest and accomplishment in surveying or related fields, such as
mensuration, photogrammetry, air photo interpretation, remote sensing, or
topographic and hydrographic surveying. If there is no qualified
undergraduate, consideration will be given to awarding the scholarship to a
graduate student in Civil Engineering. The award is made on the joint
recommendation of the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and the
Dean of Applied Science.  (Available 1987/88 Winter Session).
Tatiana Dekler Bursary - A $450 bursary has been established in memory of
his wife, by Clement Dekler, for a student demonstrating financial need.
(Available 1988/89 Winter Session).
John Magrega Memorial Prize - A $300 prize has been made available in memory
of John Magrega by his family. The prize is made on the recommendation of
the Department of Slavonic Studies, to a student demonstrating excellence in
any course in Ukrainian, Polish, or Russian language, literature or area
studies.  (Available 1987/88 Winter Session). 9233.
February 17, 1988
APPENDIX 'A'
New awards recommended to Senate  (continued)
George J. Okulitch Memorial Scholarship in Food Science - A $300 scholarship
has been established in memory of Georqe J. Okulitch by his sister Olga
(Okulitch) Volkoff and brother-in-law George Volkoff. George Okulitch
(B.S.A. '33, M.S.A. '35) served overseas in the Second World War as a
lieutenant colonel, first in the field and later as assistant military
attache in the Canadian Embassy in Moscow. He later became general manager
of Dairyland and an honorary lecturer in Agriculture. The award is made on
the recommendation of the Department of Food Science, to a student entering
the final year in the Food Science program, who has demonstrated high
academic achievement.  (Available 1988/89 Winter Session).
Sikh Students' Association Bursary - In order to assist students in their
pursuit of advanced education, the Sikh Students' Association has
established a $100 bursary. The funds for this bursary were donated by the
Sikh community. The Sikh Students' Association of UBC was established in
1985 to create greater awareness of the Sikh religion and culture as well as
to unite Sikh students attending post-secondary educational institutions in
Canada. The award is made to an undergraduate demonstrating financial
need.  (Available 1988/89 Winter Session).
Truck Loggers Association Scholarships in Harvesting - Through a gift of
$1,000 from the Truck Loggers Association, two scholarships of equal value
are available to Harvestinq majors in the Faculty of Forestry, one to a
second year and one to a third year student on the basis of academic
standinq in the program. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Forestry.  (Available 1987/88 Winter Session).
Volkoff Scholarship in Science - A $1,500 scholarship has been established
by Olga (Okulitch) Volkoff (B.A. '33, M.A. '35) and George Volkoff (B.A.
'34, M.A. '36, D.Sc(h.c) '45) in appreciation of their life-long
association with UBC, as students, graduates and faculty members. Olga
Volkoff was a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, and George Volkoff
was a Professor of Physics and is Dean Emeritus of Science. It is made on
the recommendation of the Faculty of Science to a student entering the final
year who has an outstanding academic record and shows promise of success in
his or her chosen field.  (Available 1988/89 Winter Session).
Yu Ping Chau Scholarship - A $900 scholarship has been established in memory
of Yu Ping Chau by his family. Mr. Yu was a lecturer in Chemistry at the
University of Hong Kong. The award is made to a student entering first year
Medicine, on the recommendation of the Faculty. The financial circumstances
of the candidate may be a factor. Preference is given to students of
Chinese descent.  (Available 1988/89 Winter Session).

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