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Array 7518.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
The Sixth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia for
the Session 1980-81 was held on Wednesday, February 18, 1981, at 8.00 p.m. in the
Board and Senate Room.
Present: President D. T. Kenny (Chairman), Chancellor J. V. Clyne, Dr. C. E.
Armerding, Mr. I. A. Bakshi, Mr. W. H. Birmingham, Mrs. M. F. Bishop, Dr. C. B.
Bourne, Mr. M. E. P. Braun, Dr. T. H. Brown, Rev. P. C. Burns, Mrs. L. Daniells,
Dr. A. J. Elder, Dean C. V. Finnegan, Dr. P. C. Gilmore, Dr. H. J. Greenwood,
Miss A. M. S. Hall, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Mr. J. H. Holm, Dr. L. D. Jones, Dr. W. M.
Keenlyside, Mr. J. Kulich, Dr. J. R. Ledsome, Dr. D. Lupini, Dean P. A. Lusztig,
Dean K. M. Lysyk, Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Miss M. C. MacPherson, Ms. C. E. McAndrew,
Dr. A. J. McClean, Dr. J. H. McNeill, Mr. J. F. McWilliams, Rev. J. P. Martin,
Miss A. J. Moonen, Mr. C. Niwinski, Dr. R. A. Nodwell, Dr. J. F. Richards, Dean B. E.
Riedel, Mr. M. M. Ryan, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. M. Shaw, Dr. J. G. Silver, Dr. C. E.
Slonecker, Mr. R. S. Szeliski, Dr. O. Sziklai, Dr. P. R. Tennant, Mr. G. A. Thorn, Mr. L.
Valg, Mrs. J. C. Wallace, Miss C. L. V. Warren, Miss S. I. Waters, Dean W. A. Webber,
Dean R. M. Will, Acting Dean D. LL. Williams, Dr. M. D. Willman, Mr. A. M. Wizinsky.
Observers:  Mr. J. A. Banham, Dr. A. Meisen.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from Dean G. S.
Beagrie, Acting Dean T. R. Bentley, Dr. E. V. Bohn, Mr. W. G. Burch, Dr. J. Dahlie,
Mr. B. A. Elliott, Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Dr. F. R. C. Johnstone, Dean W. D. Kitts,
Dr. V. C. Runeckles, Dr. R. H. T. Smith, Dr. J. K. Stager, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs,
Dean L. M. Wedepohl.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dr. Richards       ) That the minutes of the Fifth regular meeting
Dean Webber      ) of Senate for the Session 1980-81, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
It was pointed out that the deletion of Commerce 375 had been omitted from the
list of curriculum proposals on page 7495 under the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration.
The minutes, with the correction noted, were approved. 7519.
Wednesday, February  18,   1981.
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) New courses, course and program changes recommended by the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences (P. 7477-82)
(ii) New courses, course and program changes recommended by the Faculty of Applied
Science (P. 7482-3)
(iii) Proposal of the School of Architecture to change the Bachelor of Architecture
degree program to a Master of Architecture degree program, together with new
courses and course changes (P. 7483-92)
(iv)    Proposal of the Faculty of Arts to offer a Master in Journalism program (P. 7495)
(v)     Proposal of the Faculty of Arts to offer a Major in Music Theory (P. 7493-4)
(vi) New courses, course and program changes, recommended by the Faculty of Arts
(P. 7456-8 & P. 7493)
(vii) New course and course changes recommended by the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration (P. 7495)
(viii) Proposal of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration to establish
The C.G.A. Chair in Accounting and The Earle Douglas MacPhee Chair in
Management (P. 7449-50)
(ix)    Course change recommended by the Faculty of Dentistry (P. 7495)
(x) Proposal of the Faculty of Education to establish a Department of Administrative,
Adult and Higher Education (P. 7472-3)
(xi)    Course and program changes recommended by the Faculty of Education  (P. 7496)
(xii)   Course changes recommended by the Faculty of Forestry (P. 7497)
(xiii) New course and course changes recommended by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
(P. 7497-8)
(xiv) Proposal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies to offer an Ed.D. Program in
Curriculum Studies (P. 7498-9)
(xv) Proposal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies to offer a Ph.D. Program in Human
Learning, Development and Instruction  (P. 7500-1)
(xvi) Proposal of the Faculty of Medicine to establish the Mount Pleasant Legion
Professorship in Community Geriatrics (P. 7473)
(xvii) |\|ew course and course changes recommended by the Faculty of Medicine
(P. 7502) 7520.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
From the Board of Governors (continued)
(xviii) Course changes recommended by the School of Nursing  (P. 7502)
(xix) Course change recommended by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (P. 7502)
(xx)   New courses, course and program changes recommended by the School of Physical
Education and Recreation  (P. 7502—5)
(xxi) New course and course deletions recommended by the School of Rehabilitation
Medicine (P. 7505)
(xxii) New courses, programs, course and program changes recommended by the Faculty
of Science  (P. 7505-16)
Dr. Richards referred to page 7465 of the previous minutes and confirmed that the
School of Architecture, at its meeting of February 2, 1981, had ratified the proposed
change which would make the courses of study mandatory.
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Mr. Holm ) That the new awards (listed in Appendix 'A') be
Dean Webber   ) accepted subject to the approval of the Board
of Governors and that letters of thanks be sent
to the donors.
Carried
Report on the election of Chancellor and members of Convocation to the Senate
for the three-year term commencing 1981
The results of the election for Chancellor and Convocation  members to
serve on Senate had been circulated, as follows:
For the Chancellorship:
The Honourable J. V. Clyne
For the Convocation representatives on Senate:
Mr. W. H. Birmingham
Mrs. M. F. Bishop
Mr. G. D. Burnyeat
Mrs. E. D. Fulton
Dr. W. M. Keenlyside
Mrs. A. E. Macdonald
Ms. C. E. McAndrew
Mr. J. F. McWilliams
Mrs. R. E. Robinson
Miss C. L. V. Warren
Mr. G. V. Wellburn 7521.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Richards presented the report.
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, School of Architecture, Faculty of Arts, Faculty
of Dentistry and Faculty of Forestry
The committee recommended approval of an addition to the English
Composition requirement of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences; new courses
submitted by the School of Architecture; a course change submitted by the
Faculty of Arts; a course change submitted by the Faculty of Dentistry and new
courses submitted by the Faculty of Forestry.
Dr. Richards      ) That the proposals submitted by the Faculty of
Dr. Elder ) Agricultural       Sciences,       the       School       of
Architecture    and    the    Faculties    of    Arts,
Dentistry and Forestry, be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Law
The committee recommended approval of proposals submitted by the
Faculty of Law, subject to minor modifications outlined in the report.
Dr. Richards     ) That the proposals of the Faculty of Law be
Dean Lysyk       ) approved.
Dr. Richards reminded members that in January 1980 Senate approved a
modification in the First Year of the Law program and pointed out that those
changes had been implemented during the current academic year.
The proposals now before Senate represented the second phase of the
reorganization of the offerings in the Faculty of Law. This involved changing the
sequences of courses; consolidating course offerings; restructuring some material
to reflect more accurately what had evolved over the years and to provide in each
of the major areas, an opportunity for advanced material on an experimental basis
which could then be developed into a regular course; renumbering all courses in
order to rationalize the numbering system and some course deletions.
Following a brief discussion the motion was put and carried. 7522.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate (continued)
Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing
Policies and procedures for the committee
Dr. McClean presented the report. It was stated in the material circulated
that the present terms of reference of the committee are to enquire into all
appeals to Senate on academic standing and to report thereon to Senate, and to
consider appeals in cases where the grade for a course is changed from that
assigned by the instructor. The committee had no written rules of procedure.
The generality of the terms of reference and the lack of precise procedural
rules had been a source of difficulty to the committee, a source of annoyance and
frustration for both students and faculty involved in appeals, and could cause
problems for the University if by chance a decision of the committee was the
subject of an appeal to the courts.
The committee had drawn up for the approval of Senate the following more
specific terms of reference and procedural rules:
"I.        Composition of the Committee
1.01 The Committee consists of ten members, four of whom are members
of Senate who are faculty members, two of whom are members of Senate who are
students, and one of whom is a member of Senate who is not a faculty member or
a student. The Chancellor, the President and the Registrar are members of the
Committee ex officio; the Chancellor and the President, but not the Registrar,
shall be entitled to vote.
II.      Terms of Reference
2.01 (I) The Committee shall hear and dispose of appeals by students
from decisions of Faculties on matters of Academic standing, but the Committee
has no jurisdiction where the sole question raised in an appeal turns on the
exercise of academic judgment by a Faculty.
(2) Not only in this part, but in these regulations generally, a
"Faculty" shall be deemed to include, where necessary, any other appropriate
administrative unit of the University, and "Dean of the Faculty" shall be deemed
to refer, where necessary, to any other appropriate officer of the University.
2.02 (I) Subject to (2) of this paragraph, the decision of the Committee
on an appeal is a final disposition of that appeal. Senate has conferred on the
Committee the power of making final decisions pursuant to Section 36(b) of the
University Act.
(2) If an issue on an appeal raises, in the opinion of the Committee,
an unsettled question of policy or procedure of general importance to the
University, the Committee may refer that question to the Senate for a ruling. 7523.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing
Policies and procedures for the committee
"II.       Terms of Reference (continued)
2.03 (I) The Committee shall allow an appeal where it decides that the
decision has been arrived at through improper or unfair procedures, and that as a
result a wrong decision on the merits has or may have been arrived at. Without
limiting the generality of the phrase "improper or unfair procedures" it shall be
construed to include the consideration of information which ought not to have
been considered, and the failure to consider information that ought properly to
have been considered.
(2)   "Allow   an   Appeal"   means  such   one  of   the   following   as   the
Committee deems appropriate in any given case:
(a) A reversal of the decision of the Faculty, and the granting
of such academic standing to the appellant as the
Committee thinks fit in the circumstances; or
(b) A quashing of the decision of the Faculty, and the sending
of the matter back to the Faculty to be dealt with in
accordance with proper procedures.
2.04 (I) In all cases other than those falling within paragraph 2.03 the
Committee shall dismiss the appeal.
(2)   "Dismiss  the Appeal"  means to decide that  the decision being
appealed from is confirmed.
2.05 In order to ensure that an appeal is fairly conducted, the Committee
may in any particular case waive any of the procedural rules provided for in these
regulations, or may make such further ancillary rulings on procedure as it sees fit.
2.06 Members of the Committee will not discuss the substance of an appeal
with any of the parties other than at a hearing.
2.07 The Committee shall make annual reports to Senate. The report shall
state the number of appeals heard, their disposition, and the general nature of the
appeals, and shall draw Senate's attention to any other matters of general
significance in the University which have arisen out of the Committee's work.
III.     Procedures Prior to the Hearing
3.01 A student who wishes to appeal a decision of a Faculty shall lodge a
written notice of appeal with the Registrar within 10 days of being informed in
writing of the Faculty's final decision.
3.02 Within 5 days of receiving a notice of appeal, the Registrar shall send
to the appellant a copy of these regulations, and in addition shall inform the
appellant that he or she is entitled to appear before the Committee in person and
may also be represented by counsel. 7524.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing
Policies and procedures for the committee
"III.      Procedures Prior to the Hearing  (continued)
3.03 Within 15 days of receiving the regulations, the appellant shall file
with the Registrar a statement of appeal.  This should contain:
(a) A statement of the decision from which the appeal is being
taken;
(b) A statement of the relief which the appellant seeks;
(c) A brief chronological statement of the circumstances relating
the the appeal;
(d) Copies of any documents which the appellant intends to rely on
at the hearing;
(e) The names of any witnesses the appellant proposes to call at the
hearing.
3.04 Within 5 days of its receipt the Registrar shall send the appellant's
statement of appeal to the Dean of the Faculty from which the appeal is being
taken.
3.05 Within 15 days of the receipt from the Registrar of the appellant's
statement of appeal, the Dean shall file a response with the Registrar. This
should contain:
(a) A confirmation of the nature of the decision from which the
student is appealing, or, if the decision is not properly stated in
the appellant's statement of appeal, a statement as to the nature
of the decision;
(b) A statement whether, assuming the appeal were to be allowed,
the relief sought by the student ought properly to be granted;
(c) The Faculty's response to the grounds of appeal;
(d) The Faculty's comments on the chronological statements of
events;
(e) Copies of any documents which the Faculty intends to rely on at
the hearings;
(f) The names of any witnesses the Faculty proposes to call at the
hearing.
3.06 Within 10 days of the receipt of the Faculty's response, the Registrar
shall set a date for a hearing. The hearing should usually take place within two
months of the receipt of the Faculty's response.
3.07 Prior to the hearing the Registrar shall circulate copies of material
submitted by the appellant and the Faculty to the members of the Committee, the
appellant and the Faculty. 7525.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing
Policies and procedures for the committee
"III.     Procedures Prior to the Hearing (continued)
3.08 The time limits referred to in paragraphs 3.01 - 3.06 are intended as
outside limits, and all parties are encouraged to make every effort to proceed
more quickly if possible.
3.09 Not only in this part, but in these regulations generally, a reference to
a number of days shall not be construed as including Saturdays and Sundays and
any other days on which the University is closed.
3.10 The Registrar may, of his own volition or at the request of the
appellant or the Faculty, extend the time limits provided for in these regulations.
If the Registrar refuses to extend the time limits on the request of the appellant
or the Faculty, his decision may be appealed to the Committee as a whole, and the
Committee may, acting pursuant to its authority under Paragraph 2.05, extend the
time limits as it sees fit.
IV.     Procedures at the Hearing
4.01 A quorum for any hearing before the Committee shall consist of at
least five voting members, or any lesser number if that is agreed to by the
appellant and the Faculty.
4.02 A member of the Committee shall not take part in an appeal where to
do so would involve the member of the Committee in a conflict of duty and
interest.
4.03 At the hearing, subject to the rulings of the Committee, the following
procedure should be followed:
(a) The appellant may make an opening statement;
(b) The appellant may call and examine such witnesses as he or she
sees fit;
(c) The Faculty may cross—examine any of the witnesses called by
the appellant, including, where appropriate, the appellant;
(d) The Faculty may make such opening statement as it sees fit;
(e) The Faculty may call and examine such witnesses as it sees fit;
(f) The student may cross-examine any of the Faculty's witnesses;
(g) The appellant may make a closing statement;
(h)      The Faculty may make a closing statement;
(i)      The appellant may respond to any matters arising out of the
Faculty's statement to which he or she has not yet spoken. 7526.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing
Policies and procedures for the committee
"IV.     Procedures at the Hearing (continued)
4.04 The Committee may request that it be provided with further
information other than that supplied initially by the appellant or the Faculty.
Without limiting this general power, if, after a hearing, the Committee is of the
opinion that it requires further information in order to reach a decision it may
either ask that that information be supplied at a further hearing, or, without a
hearing, it may ask that the information be supplied to it in writing. In the latter
case both the appellant and the Faculty must be given the opportunity of
commenting on the information so supplied before the Committee reaches a final
decision.
V.      The Decision
5.01 The Committee may arrive at a decision on the basis of a majority
vote of those voting members of the Committee present at the hearing.
5.02 In the event of a tie vote an appeal shall be dismissed.
5.03 The decision of the Committee shall be communicated in writing to
the appellant and to the Dean of the Faculty within 10 days of the final hearing of
the appeal.
5.04 The Committee shall give reasons for its decision; and in the case of a
minority vote, the minority may if it wishes give reasons for its dissent."
Dr. McClean     ) That Senate approve item I   Composition of the
Dr. Willman      ) Committee, section 1.01.
Carried
Dr. McClean      ) That    Senate    approve    item    II       Terms   of
Dr. Willman       ) Reference, sections 2.01 (I) and (2); 2.02 (I) and
(2); 2.03(1) and (2); 2.04(1) and (2); 2.05; 2.06
and 2.07.
Carried
Dr. McClean     ) That Senate approve item III   Procedures Prior
Dr. Willman      ) to the Hearing, section 3.01; 3.02; 3.03; 3.04;
3.05; 3.06; 3.07; 3.08; 3.09 and 3.10.
In reply to a query the Registrar confirmed that sections 3.01 and 3.02 could
be inserted in the Calendar.
The motion was put and carried. 7527.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing
Policies and procedures for the committee  (continued)
Dr. McClean
Dr. Willman
Dr. McClean
Dr. Willman
In amendment:
Mr. Niwinski
Mr. Wizinsky
That Senate approve item IV   Procedures at the
Hearing,  sections 4.01; 4.02; 4.03 and 4.04.
Carried
That   Senate  approve   item   V     The  Decision,
sections 5.01; 5.02; 5.03 and 5.04.
That  item  5.02 be amended to read:    "In the
event of a tie vote an appeal shall be allowed."
Lost
The motion was put and carried.
Committee on Elections
Dean Lysyk presented the following report concerning an allegation of
irregularities at the Buchanan poll in connection with election of a student
representative to Senate from the Faculty of Arts:
"The Committee was established by Senate on the recommendation of the Senate ad
hoc Committee on the Implementation of the Universities Act, "... to hear appeals on
election irregularities; the committee to meet not earlier than 48 hours after the
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 would use as its guidelines the Provincial
Elections Act for the Province of British Columbia Sections 146 and 147".
The committee was convened following receipt by the Registrar of a letter signed by
3 eligible voters in the election of an Arts representative to Senate (the letter being
submitted within the 48 hour period following the close of polling, as required in the
voting procedures approved by Senate and advertised in The Ubyssey with the
announcement of the list of candidates and the polling arrangements).
Alleged Irregularity
The alleged irregularity was to the effect that some students eligible to vote for the
Arts representative to Senate had been ruled ineligible to vote at the Buchanan
polling station as a result of error concerning the procedures followed in marking off
numbers on A.M.S. cards for purposes of the election. 7528.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Elections  (continued)
"Committee Proceedings
The committee met on January 28 and heard the testimony of the complainant, the
two students who acted as polling clerks at the Buchanan polling station at the
material time, the chief returning officer and his assistant. It was clear that an error
had been made, and that it arose as a result of confusion concerning the appropriate
method of marking A.M.S. cards in the at—large elections and the faculty elections.
The correct procedures for marking the A.M.S. cards were set out on the Notices
issued to each poll by the Registrar's Office. However, the relevant instructions
escaped the attention of the polling clerks as a result of the method of attaching the
Notices to the ballot boxes. This situation prevailed for approximately Ife hours,
during which some eligible voters were turned away without voting.
Decision
The committee reports to Senate as follows:
1. the requirements for alleging an irregularity were met;
2. an irregularity occurred at the Buchanan polling station during the election;
3. non-compliance with prescribed voting procedures was the result of error, not
misconduct of any kind;
4. applying the guideline supplied by s. 146 of the Elections Act, the committee was
unable to conclude that the "noncompliance or mistake did not affect the result of
the elections", and
5. the committee has therefore directed a new election for the student
representative to Senate from the Faculty of Arts.
Note: The terms of reference of the committee provide that the decision of the
committee will be final and will be submitted to Senate at its next meeting
for information."
Report from Regent College
The following report from the Principal of Regent College was presented to
Senate in accordance with the regulation in the Affiliation Agreement of
January 18, 1978 which requires that a theological college "shall submit a resume of its
academic operations to the Senate annually":-
"In accordance with the regulations of the Senate of The University of British Columbia
for affiliated colleges, I am reporting on the activites of Regent College for the stated
period with a brief statistical postscript for the Autumn term of 1980. In the academic
year 1979-80 Regent College enrolled approximately 130 full time post-graduate
students in the Diploma of Christian Studies, Master of Christian Studies and Master of
Divinity programs. Of these 92 were candidates for the Diploma, 26 candidates for the
M.C.S. and 9 candidates for the M.Div. Of the numbers enrolled 71 graduated with the
Diploma while 17 graduated with a completed thesis and the M.C.S. and 5 completed the
M.Div. 7529.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
Report from Regent College (continued)
"The budget for 1979-80 totalled $785,000 of which the bulk was expended on direct
educational instruction. Library services were provided by an expenditure of $26,500 at
Regent College and an additional payment of $40,000 to the Vancouver School of
Theology for services under the terms of our agreement. A copy of the auditor's report
prepared by Touche-Ross and Company is available upon request.
Full time faculty numbered ten throughout the period covered by this report, with
Dr. Irving Hexham moving to the University of Manitoba, Department of Religious
Studies, at the close of the period reported upon. For the 1980-81 year, Mr. Phillip
Collins has been appointed part time Director of Field Education while Dr. Hexham and
Dr. Walter Thorson, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, have been
appointed Adjunct Professors.
The Summer School at Regent again functioned as a highlight for the continuing
education life at the college and indeed the community. Outstanding scholars from all
over the world attracted over 500 students representing a wide variety of professional
and national backgrounds. Public lectures sponsored by the college on the campus and
in the city of Vancouver stimulated considerable interest.
During the period covered Regent College and Carey Hall formally signed an agreement
of affiliation under the terms of which Carey Hall will provide several faculty members
fully qualified to teach in the degree programs offered by Regent College. Candidates
for admission to Regent College programs coming through Carey Hall will be required
to meet admissions standards at the college as screened by the Admissions Committee
of Regent College and all courses taught by Carey Hall faculty for which credit is given
will be under the academic control of the Regent Senate. Mr. Phillip Collins, formerly
Area Minister of the Baptist Union of Western Canada, has been appointed Acting
Principal of Carey Hall for the year 1980-81 and more latterly Dr. Roy D. Bell has been
appointed Principal of Carey, taking up his duties in the summer of 1981. It is expected
that this interdenominational and ecumenical venture will bear considerable fruit in the
life of both Carey Hall and Regent College and contribute to the richness of theological
dialogue in the U.B.C. community.
In the fall term of 1980 Regent enrolled 180 full time students, over 60% of whom are
Canadians with the remainder representing the United States, various countries of
Europe, Austral-Asia, Latin America and Africa. A search is currently being conducted
that is expected to fill several new faculty positions for the 1981-82 academic year.
Also during the fall term of 1980 a faculty member of the college has taught in the
Department of Religious Studies representing the kind of contribution to the essential
life and work of the University to which the college is committed.
In conclusion I would again thank The University of British Columbia for its cooperation
and especially Dr. T.H. Brown who has again faithfully served as the University
representative on the Regent Senate. The college also appreciates having
representation on the Senate of the University and looks forward to continued fruitful
cooperation."
Other business
Declaration of vacancy
Mr. M.E.P. Braun, student representative for the Faculty of Science, announced
his resignation from Senate. After considerable discussion it was agreed that
Mr. Braun's resignation at the meeting was acceptable. 7530.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
Other business
Declaration of vacancy (continued)
Dr. Elder ) That the resignation of Mr. Braun be accepted
Mr. Niwinski     ) and that a by-election be held in the Faculty of
Science to fill the vacancy.
Carried
Federal-Provincial Funding of Universities
At the request of the Senate Budget Committee the President made a few
comments to Senate concerning the matter of federal funding of universities.
The President stated that very few citizens were aware of the enormous increases
in federal funding to universities since the second world war and that without such
funding, Canada would not now possess a network of excellent universities.
In tracing the evolution of this federal funding, the following four changes were
noted:
(i) After the war, the federal government paid universities $150 for each
enrolled veteran.
(ii) From 1951-1967, the federal government provided direct support to
universities in terms of a per capita grant based on provincial population.
(iii) From 1967-1977, Ottawa was generally responsible for half of the operating
costs of higher education. Regrettably, this arrangement was abandoned in
1977.
(iv) From 1977 - April 1982, the Established Programs Financing Act is in force.
This support is not based on the operating costs of the universities.
Moreover, the federal government imposed no legal conditions on the
provinces on how these monies could be used. Provincial governments could
treat the monies as general revenue. This was most regrettable since some
provinces did reduce their funding to universities.
In order to illustrate the magnitude of the involvement of the federal government,
the President stated that in 1979/80 the tax points and cash transfers totalled $2,775
billion and the total operating income to universities was $3.15 billion. For 1980/81
the estimated tax points will cost $1,389 billion and the cash transfers $1,659 billion
so that the estimated cost from the federal viewpoint will be over $3 billion for the
current year. For this province that means over $335 million based on the tax points
and the cash transfers. 7531
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981
Other business
Federal-Provincial Funding of Universities  (continued)
The President also stated that it was not surprising that there was deep concern
within the universities in Canada that changes in the Established Programs Financing
Act may further erode the already poor financial position of the universities. He
stated that the financial maintenance of a strong and vibrant university system was
vital to the future of Canada for the following reasons:
universities are vital to the social, cultural and economic development of
the country as a whole
the thin stream of excellence coming from our universities is essential for
the welfare of Canada; without it Canada could become mediocre in one
generation
universities provide the new ideas, the innovations, essential for the future
of Canada.
The President drew attention to the fact that the Established Programs Financing
arrangements probably were not the best vehicle by which the federal government
could provide support for the universities and changes would probably have to be
made. He stated that there was no doubt that the federal government had a fiscal
problem and that the Minister of Finance was therefore looking at areas where he
could cut funding arrangements with the provinces in order to reduce the national
deficit. One of the areas being looked at was the Established Programs Financing Act
relative to higher education; however, no decision had been made.
If the federal government were to withdraw these arrangements in a precipitous
way this could be disastrous for some universities in Canada. However, the Prime
Minister, in 1976, had said that the government would give three years notice of any
intention to amend the Established Programs Financing arrangements. The Minister
of Finance, however, was now claiming that the arrangement expires in 1982 and that
no notice is required.
The President noted that the federal government did plan to set up a
seven-member parliamentary task force on Established Programs Financing which
was to report no later that June 26, 1981. The group was to obtain views which would
be taken into account in negotiations with the provinces. Obviously the University
hoped that the committee would seek the views of universities across Canada but it
also felt that leaders of business, unions and education must assume part of the
responsibility for making governments aware of the benefits of strong Canadian
institutions of higher education. Members were urged to send their views to the
Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance and the Secretary of State, The Honourable,
Francis Fox. 7532.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
Honorary Degrees
Senate  was   informed  that   the  following  persons  had  accepted  invitations  to
receive honorary degrees at the 1981 Congregation:
Elly Ameling
Thomas C. Douglas
Harold M. Wright
Edmund J. Desjardins
Bora Laskin
It was noted that Ian Sinclair and Robert L. Stanfield would be unable to attend.
The meeting adjourned at 10.10 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 1981.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 7533.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
APPENDIX 'A'
New awards recommended to Senate
Beta Mothers' Auxiliary Award - An award in the amount of $250 has been made
available by the Mothers' Auxiliary of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. The award will
be made to the neophyte Beta who, in his first year in the Fraternity, has
demonstrated to the Selection Committee appropriate standards of scholarship,
university activity, and service within the Fraternity.
British Columbia Society of Orthodontists Charles C. Craig Memorial Scholarship
- A scholarship in the amount of $300 has been established by the B.C. Society of
Orthodontists in recognition of the valuable contributions of Dr. Charles C. Craig
to The University of British Columbia and to the field of Orthodontics. The award
will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry to a student
entering the final year in the Undergraduate Orthodontic Program.
Ruth S. Bryson Soroptimist Scholarship in Home Economics - A scholarship in the
amount of approximately $400, the gift of the Soroptimist Club of New
Westminster, will be made available to a student entering first year in the School
of Home Economics. The award will be made on the recommendation of the
School.
Burnaby Public Library Picard Memorial Bursary - A bursary in the amount of
$500 has been made available by the Trustees of the Burnaby Public Library, in
memory of Marcelle Lucienne Eleonore Picard. The award will be made to a
student entering second year in the School of Librarianship, in need of financial
assistance, and demonstrating a particular interest in public librarianship.
Whenever possible, the award will be made to a student who has some connection
with Burnaby either through residence or work experience.
W. G. Mitchell Memorial Service Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of
$1,000 will be awarded annually by Thorne Riddell, to a graduate student entering
the first year of the M.B.A. or M.Sc. program, and who has expressed an interest
in pursuing a career in Chartered Accountancy. An offer of summer employment
between the first and second year of the program is included if the student is
interested. The recipient must be a resident of Canada. The award will be made
on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, to a student whose character, ability and aptitude are, in the
opinion of the Faculty, those required by a successful Chartered Accountant.
George L. Pickard Scholarship in Oceanography - This scholarship in the amount of
approximately $300 has been endowed by Dr. Pickard's many friends, colleagues
and former students, on the occasion of his retirement in 1979, in recognition of
his pre—eminent role in developing the Institute (now Department) of
Oceanography at the University, and of his significant contributions to
oceanography in B.C., Canada and internationally. The award will be made to a
student who has completed at least two years of graduate studies and who has
displayed outstanding originality and promise of success in studies involving two or
more of the multidisciplinary areas of oceanography. The award will be made on
the recommendation of the Department of Oceanography. 7534.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
APPENDIX 'A'
New awards recommended to Senate (continued)
Jessie Richardson Scholarship - An annual scholarship in the amount of
approximately $200 has been made available by her friends and colleagues in
honour of Jessie Richardson's distinguished contribution to the development of
theatre in British Columbia. For many years, she was associated with a variety of
theatre organizations, among them the Vancouver Little Theatre Association,
Holiday Theatre, and the Department of Theatre at U.B.C. where her generous
dedication to the art of theatre was an inspiration to students and faculty alike.
The award will be made on the recommendation of the Department of Theatre, to
a student entering the final year in the Department who, in addition to achieving a
high standard in Theatre Studies, has contributed generously and effectively to the
Department's program of stage production.
Suncor Fellowships in Business Administration - A fellowship in the amount of
$10,000 has been made available for a three year period commencing in the
1981/82 academic year, by Suncor, Inc. The award will be made on the
recommendation of the Faculty to a student in the doctoral program in the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
Kimmy Y. C. Tong Memorial Bursary - As a memorial to Kimmy Y. C. Tong, who
was a third-year student in Music at the time of her death in 1980, a bursary of
approximately $400 has been established for an undergraduate Music student
majoring in General Studies, normally with concentration in piano. This bursary
will be awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Music.
U.B.C. Association of Administrative and Professional Staff Scholarship - The
Association of Administrative and Professional Staff at The University of British
Columbia has established a scholarship in the amount of $500 for students
beginning or continuing full—time studies at this University. Applicants will be
considered in the following order: (I) children or spouses of A.A.P.S. members
(2) A.A.P.S. members who have enrolled part—time in credit courses at U.B.C. in
the past year and are proceeding to a year of full—time studies. In the event that
there are not qualified applicants in the preceding two categories, the award may
be made to a U.B.C. student who has earned a high scholastic standing in the past
year's study. Selection of the successful candidate will be the resonsibility of the
Office of Awards and Financial Aid.
Don Wright Scholarship in Music Education - This scholarship in the amount of
$500 has been established by Mr. Don Wright with the aim of strengthening
instrumental music in the schools. The scholarship will be awarded on the
recommendation of the Department to a full-time student in the Music Education
program who has demonstrated a talent and achievement in the field of practical
instrumental arranging and orchestration, with particular reference to music
education.
Don Wright Scholarship in Vocal and Choral Music - This scholarship in the amount
of $500 has been established by Mr. Don Wright with the aim of strengthening the
teaching of vocal and choral music in schools, especially in Grades 5 to 9. The
scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of the Department to a
full-time student in the Music Education program who has demonstrated a special
aptitude for vocal and choral music and the teaching of the same. 7535.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
Course and curriculum proposals
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
English Composition Requirement
Add the following sentence to the existing Calendar statement:
"Students who have not met the English Composition Requirement will not normally
be permitted to enrol in third year or higher level courses in the Faculty."
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
New courses
FACULTY OF ARTS
Course change
FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
ARCH   300    (Ife)
301    (Ife)
Design Workshop I
Design Workshop II
GEOG   375    -    change in title, description, prerequisite
and hours
Course change
REST
422    -
-    change in hours and units from (1) to (2)
FACULTY OF FORESTRY
New courses
FRST
439    1
life)       International Forestry
470    1
Jfe)       Commercial Timbers of the World
411    1
11 fe)       Tree Physiology
FACULTY OF LAW
New courses
LAW
326    1
I life)       Business Associations II
345    1
life)       Industrial and Intellectual Property
380    1
1)          Civil Litigation
388   1
k 1)         Law of the Sea
393    <
J /1 lfe)d Japanese Law
395    1
life)       Legal History
398    1
II)          Competition Policy
414    1
Il/lfe)d Canadian, English and American
Legal Systems
420    1
Il/lfe)d Legal Policy Making
427
Il/lfe)d Topics in Administrative Law
428    (
J/lfe)d Topics in Criminal Law
429    1
J/lfe)d Topics in Tort Law
431
l/lfe)d Topics in Commercial Law
432
l/lfe)d Topics in Corporate and Tax Law
433
11 /1 fe)d Topics in Real Property
434
l/lfe)d Topics in Trusts and Estates 7536.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
APPENDIX »B»
Course and curriculum proposals
FACULTY OF LAW
(continued)
LAW     435
(l/lfe)d Topics in Legal Remedies
438
(1 /1 fe)d Topics in Labour Law
439
(1 /1 fe)d Topics in Natural Resources
440
(l/lfe)d Topics in Civil Liberties
and Human Rights
441
(l/lfe)d Topics in Jurisprudence
442
(l/lfe)d Topics in International Law and
Transactions
443
(l/lfe)d Topics in Comparative Law
444
(l/lfe)d Topics in Litigation and Dispute
Resolution
445
(1 /1 fe)d Topics in Procedure and Evidence
462
(3)         Business Planning Seminar
Course changes
Change in number:
Law 101 to 203
Law 103 to 209
Law 105 to 205
Law 106 to 213
Law 1 1 1 to 211
Law 1 13 to 207
Law 201 to 301
Law 203 to 306
Law 227 to 341
Law 237 to 387
Law 243 to 353
Law 244 to 314
Law 245 to 335
Law 299 to 300
Law 277 to 430
Law 279 to 426
Law 234 to 368
Law 401 to 456
Law 463 to 466
Law 419 to 452
Law 429 to 454
Law 439 to 492
Change in number and title:
Law 107 to 201
Law 235 to 316
Law 269 to 330
Law 415 to 472 7537.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
Course and curriculum proposals
FACULTY OF LAW  (continued)
Course changes Change in number and description:
Law 205 to 307
Law 21 I to 365
Law 213 to 310
Law 217 to 390
Law 219 to 319
Law 225 to 317
Law 229 to 333
Law 233 to 348
Law 254 to 304
Law 272 to 321 (also change units to (Ife))
Law 249 to 391
Law 251 to 303
Law 252 to 367
Law 253 to 356
Law 257 to 386
Law 259 to 343
Law 261 to 311
Law 263 to 328
Law 267 to 339
Law 271 to 338
Law 275 to 362
Law 283 to 401
Law 285 to 402
Law 300 to 400
Law 403 to 464
Law 405 to 486
Law 425 to 482
Law 427 to 468
Law 433 to 488
Law 449 to 484
Law 451 to 458
Law 455 to 476
Change in number, title and description
Law 208 to 331
Law 215 to 325
Law 246 to 350
Law 241 to 370
Law 265 to 371
Law 242 to 376
Law 248 to 383
Law 207 to 313
Law 400 to 478
Law 445 to 480
Law 465 to 474 7538.
Wednesday,  February  18,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
Course and curriculum proposals
FACULTY OF LAW  (continued)
Course changes
Change in number, title, description, units and hours
Law 239
Law 247
Law 255
Law 407
Law 446
Law 413
Law 417
Law 421
Law 438
Law 270
to 373
to 374
to 361
to4l6
to 418
to 425
to 437
to 436
to 446
to 405
Change in number, description and hours
Law 231 to 379
Law 287 to 407
Law 411 to 490
Change in number, description, units and hours
Law 423 to 412
Law 409 to 450 and 494
Law 443 to 359 and 358
Law 497 and 499 to 498
Deletions
Law 209, 221, 223, 256, 281, 402, 404, 431, 434, 435
437, 441, 447, 452, 453, 457, 457A, 458, 459, 461

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