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Array 8949.
March   18,   1987
The Seventh Regular Meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the Session 1986-87 was held on Wednesday, March 18, 1987 at
8.00 p.m.   in Room  102,   George F.   Curtis Building.
Present: President D. W. Strangway (Chairman), Vice-President D. R.
Birch, Dr. F. S. Abbott, Dr. C. E. Armerding, Ms. P. M. Arthur, Dr. E. G.
Auld, Dr. T. M. Ballard, Mr. D. W. Barron, Rev. P. C. Burns, Dean P. T.
Burns, Mr. G. D. Burnyeat, Acting Dean S. Cherry, Ms. L. M. Copeland,
Ms. H. E. Cowan, Miss A. M. Daszkowski, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Dr. G. W. Eaton,
Mr. L. N. Ennis, Dr. J. A. S. Evans, Dr. C. V. Finnegan, Mrs. E. D. Fulton,
Dr. J. Gaskell, Dr. J. H. V. Gilbert, Dr. M. A. Goldberg, Mr. K. D. Hancock,
Dr. A. G. Hannam, Dr. M. A. Hickling, Dean R. W. Kennedy, Dr. J. P. Kimmins,
Dr. L. M. Lavkulich, Dean P. A. Lusztig, Mrs. A. Macdonald, Dr. H. J.
Matheson, Mr. D. Mclnnes, Mr. M. G. McMillan, Dean J. H. McNeill, Dean A.
Meisen, Dean R. C Miller, Jr., Dr. A. G. Mitchell, Mr. D. M. Mustard, Mr.
C. Niwinski, Mr. G. Olivotto, Professor D. Pavlich, Mr. S. R. Pearce, Mrs.
G. E. Plant, Dean J. F. Richards, Mr. J. Ringwald, Dr. L. de Sobrino,
Dr. R. A. Spencer, Dr. J. K. Stager, Dr. R. Stewart, Mr. G. Taylor,
Dr. P. R. Tennant, Dr. R. C Thompson, Dr. J. Vanderstoep, Dean W. A.
Webber, Dr. L. S. Weiler, Dr. D. L. Weiss, Dean R. M. Will, Dr. D. LL.
Williams, Mr. J. A. Williamson, Dr. M. D. Willman, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal, Miss
N.   E.   Woo.
Messages   of    regret   for    their    inability   to   attend    were    received   from
Chancellor   W.   R.   Wyman,   Dr.   D.   Donaldson,   Dr.   K.   J.   Holsti,   Mr.   J.   Kulich,
Acting Dean T.  D.   McKie,   Dr.   D.   F.  Robitaille,   Dr.   G.  G.  E.  Scudder.
Senate membership
Replacement
Faculty of  Dentistry
Dr. A. G. Hannam, representative of the Faculty of Dentistry, replaces
Dr.   B.   C.   McBride
Student  Senators
On behalf of Senate the chairman expressed thanks and appreciation for
the contributions made by those students who were attending their last
Senate meeting. Students were requested to continue to serve on
committees until   replacements are  named.
Minutes  of  previous meeting
Mrs.   Macdonald   )     That  the minutes  of  the  Fifth  regular
Dean Webber )     meeting  of  Senate  for  the  Session  1986-87,
having been  circulated,   be  taken as  read
and  adopted.
Carried 8950.
March 18, 1987
Chairman's remarks and related questions
Dr. Strangway referred to the results of the election of a new
Chancellor and Members of Convocation to serve on Senate for the three-year
term commencing September I, 1987, and extended his personal congratulations
to those elected.
In commenting on the enormous success of Open House, Dr. Strangway
expressed thanks and appreciation for the excellent work done by those
involved.
Dr. Strangway stated that the publication "Community Reports",
circulated for the first time this year, was to be circulated annually and
that suggestions for next year's report would be requested at a later date.
Dr. Strangway drew Senate's attention to the "Throne Speech" and stated
that he thought the comments were very positive with respect to universities
and their role in the province.
In conclusion, Dr. Strangway reported that the Universities Council of
British Columbia would no longer exist after March 31, 1987. He stated
that, consequently, there would be a number of issues to be considered in
terms of the interrelationship between the universities and the Ministry.
The Ministry would, however, be establishinq an advisory committee to which
items will be referred.
In response to a query, Dr. Strangway stated that, at the present time,
he did not have any information on how the operating budget for the three
universities was to be allocated. He stated that the position of the three
university Presidents, however, was that for the coming year the allocation
should be basically historical and that within a few weeks, representatives
of the three universities will be meeting to look specifically at developing
a formula which they hoped would become the basis for future allocations. 8951.
March 18, 1^87
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) Change in name of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering to the
Department of Metals and Materials Engineering, recommended by the
Faculty of Applied Science.  (p.8816)
(ii) Curriculum proposals from the Faculty of Education (with the
exception of the Art Education proposals).  (pp.8831-4)
(iii) Proposal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies to establish a Graduate
Council.  (pp.8816-24)
(iv) Changes to the Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture program,
recommended by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  (pp.8834-5)
(v) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Graduate
Studies.  (pp.8836-7)
(vi) Course changes recommended by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences.  (p.8837)
(vii)   Curriculum proposals from the Faculty of Science.  (pp.8838-49)
(viii) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences (with the exception of Food Science 414).  (pp.8877-8)
(ix) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Applied Science,
(pp.8878-91)
(x)    Calendar changes recommended by the School of Architecture.  (p.8891)
(xi) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Arts,
(pp.8892-8903)
(xii) Four-Year Bachelor of Commerce Degree Program recommended by the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.  (pp.8903-5)
(xiii)  Curriculum proposals from the Faculty of Dentistry.  (p.8905-6)
(xiv)  Curriculum proposals from the Faculty of Forestry.  (pp.8907-13)
(xv) Curriculum proposals from the Faculty of Graduate Studies,
(pp.8913-16)
(xvi) Proposal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies to offer a Graduate
Proqram in Experimental Medicine.  (pp.8916-18)
(xvii)  New course recommended bv the Faculty of Law.  (p.8918) 8952.
March  18,   1987
From the Board  of Governors     (continued)
(xviii)   Curriculum proposals  from the  Faculty of  Medicine.     (pp.8919-20)
(xviv)     Curriculum revisions from the School  of Nursing,     (pp.8920-3)
(xv) Curriculum    revisions    from    the    School    of    Physical    Education    and
Recreation.     (pp.8923-8933)
(xvi)       Curriculum    proposals    from   the    School    of    Rehabilitation    Medicine,
(pp.8933-4)
Election   results
The followinq results of the election of Chancellor and members of
Convocation to serve on Senate for the three-year term commencinq September
1,   1987 had been circulated:
For  the  Chancellorship
Leslie R.   Peterson
For the  Convocation  representatives on Senate
David A.   Anderson
Donald  G.   A.   Carter
Sandra  G.   Lindstrom
Murray G.  McMillan
Mary Lett Plant
E.   S.   (Bert)   Reid
Michael  M.   Ryan
L.   Joanne  Stan
Minoru Suqimoto
Gordon  A.   Thorn
Nancy E.   Woo
Senate Nominating Committee
In accordance with established procedure the followinq vacancies on the
Nominating Committee were declared:
Ms. M. Branson - student representative
Mr. J. A. Williamson - student representative
The new student senators, who take office on April 1, 1987, will be
notified in writing of the call for nominations to fill the vacancies on the
Nominating Committee.  Nominations will remain open until the April 22, 1987
Senate meetinq and, if necessary, an election held at that meeting. 8953.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
Dr. Finnegan, Chairman of the Committee, presented the report.
Faculties of Medicine and Science - change in BMLSc. admission
requirements
The committee recommended approval of the following proposal, subject
to minor editorial changes which have been incorporated:
"Replace the final paragraph, under Admission Requirements with the
followinq:
Applications will be considered from Science undergraduates or graduates
who have passed the following courses or their equivalents: BIOL 101 or
102, 200, 201, CHEM 110 or 120, 205, 230; ENGL 100; MATH 100, 101 (120,
121); MICB 200; PHYS 110, 115 or 120 and an Arts elective (3 units).
Successful applicants must pass PATH 230 durinq summer precedinq entry
into the BMLSc program and PATH 300 during first term following entry.
Enquiries should be directed to the Department of Pathology."
Dr. Finnegan  )  That the change in the BMLSc. admission
Dean Webber   )  requirements recommended by the Faculties
of Medicine and Science be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Law - chanqe in application deadline date
The committee recommended approval of a proposal from the Faculty of
Law that the deadline date for application to the Faculty be changed
from December 31 to January 15 each year.
Dr. Finnegan  )  That the deadline date for application
Dean Burns    )  to the Faculty of Law be changed from
December 31 to January 15 each year.
Carried
Faculty of Arts - change in deadline date for application to the
Bachelor of Music Program
The committee recommended approval of a proposal from the Faculty of
Arts that the deadline date for application to the Bachelor of Music
program be changed from May 15 to April 15 each year. 8954.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
Faculty of Arts - change in deadline date for application to the
Bachelor of Music Program (continued)
Dr. Finnegan  ) That the deadline date for application
Mrs. Macdonald )  to the Bachelor of Music Program be changed
from May 15 to April 15 each year, commencing
April 15, 1988.
Carried
Faculty of Science - change in specific program requirements
The committee recommended approval of the following revised Calendar
entry outlining the specific program requirements for admission to the
Faculty of Science:
Program of Studies in Science:
Secondary School graduation must include: Chemistry 11, Physics 11,
Algebra 12, one of: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Computer Science 12,
Geology 12, Physics 12.
In addition if possible: Other courses chosen from Biology 11, 12,
Chemistry 12, Computer Studies 11, Computer Science 12, Earth Science 11,
Geology 11, 12, Geometry 12, Physics 12, Probability and Statistics 12.
Dr. Finnegan   )  That the change in specific program
Dean Miller   )  requirements recommended by the Faculty
of Science be approved.
Carried
Nominating Committee
Dr. Tennant, Chairman of the Committee, reported that the Committee had
nominated Mrs. D. Jones to replace Mr. D. W. Barron on the Senate Budget
Committee.
Dr. Tennant   )  That the recommendation of the Nominating
Mrs. Fulton   )  Committee be approved.
Carried 8955.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate  (continued)
Committee on Student Awards
Dr. Williams, Chairman of the Committee, presented the report.
Dr. Williams   )  That the new awards (listed in the Appendix)
Dr. Gilbert   )  be accepted subject to the approval of the
Board of Governors and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
Attention was drawn to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Irwin
Davis Prize. It was noted that the title of Commerce 337 should read Land
Law not Real Estate Law. It was also pointed out that in the description
of the Matthew J. Waterman Prize, Oral Pathology should read Oral Biology.
In response to a guery as to how recipients are to be selected for the
Clark, Wilson Service Scholarship and the Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin &
Lang Service Scholarship, it was explained that there are several service
scholarships available in the Faculty of Law and that the Faculty selects
the top twenty students eligible for these awards. The twenty firms that
are involved in giving these awards are also involved in interviewing the
students and a match is then established between the student and the
appropriate firm. However, the initial selection is made by the Faculty
of Law.
In response to a query concerning the University of B.C. Alumni Southern
California Scholarship, Dr. Williams confirmed that the award could be
made to a student on admission or in any year of university. However, it
would only be given to a 4th year student if that student were continuing
for a further year and whose home is in Southern California or in the
United States.
The motion was put and carried. 8956.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate  (continued)
Tributes Committee
In response to a query raised at the January 21, 1987 meetinq of Senate
concerninq clarification of the difference between deferring a degree and
declining a degree, Dr. Dennison stated that the Tributes Committee had
discussed this question and concluded that if a person declined it meant
they refused to accept, and if a person deferred, the committee assumed
this meant to put off acceptance until a future time.
Honorary Degrees - report on revised procedures for the selection of
candidates
Dr. Dennison, Chairman of the Committee, presented the following
report, which had been circulated:
"Background
At the November 12, 1986 meeting of Senate, a motion was passed which
instructed the Tributes Committee to prepare a report proposing
alterations to the current procedures for the selection of candidates
for honorary degrees. Further, the Tributes Committee was requested
to examine the general eligibility criteria and to consider a
procedure by which Senate would receive a brief curriculum vitae on
each candidate for an honorary degree.
At the January 21, 1987 meeting of Senate, an interim report was
presented by the Tributes Committee which included a number of
possible approaches to the procedures. Following comments and advice
expressed on the floor of Senate, and the receipt of written
submissions from Senators, the Tributes Committee met to prepare a
final report.
This report is presented in three parts: (a) the criteria used in
selecting nominations for an honorary degree, (b) the composition of
the Tributes Committee, and (c) the procedures used in presenting the
names of candidates to Senate.
1. Criteria
The Committee has heard very few comments respecting the current
criteria. In general, it is felt that these criteria, approved by
Senate, are broad enough to allow for an adequate ranqe of potential
candidates to qualify for nomination. 8957.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate
Tributes Committee
Honorary Degrees - report on revised procedures for the selection of
candidates
'1. Criteria (continued)
The current criteria read as follows:
The award of an honorary degree is a recognition by The
University of British Columbia of distinguished achievement
or of outstanding service.
Nominees should be distinguished scholars, creative artists,
public servants, persons prominent in the community and the
professions, and others who have made significant
contributions to the life of the University, the Province,
or nationally or internationally.
The overriding criteria for the award of an honorary degree
should be excellence, eminence, and accomplishment.
Recommendation  1:   The  Tributes  Committee  recommends  that  the
current criteria for the award of an honorary degree be reaffirmed.
II.  The Tributes Committee
The Committee agrees with several suggestions from Senate members
that the Tributes Committee should be enlarged to include greater
representation from Senate. In its discussion, the Committee agreed
that an additional five members of Senate should be appointed to the
Committee. The addition of five individuals to the Tributes
Committee will raise the membership to seventeen, which is
approximately twenty percent of the total membership of Senate.
With respect to the "constituents" from which the additional members
should come, the Committee felt that the Nominating Committee of
Senate should make this decision in the light of the backgrounds and
expertise of Senate members as a whole.
Recommendation 2: The Committee recommends that the membership of
the Tributes Committee be increased by five. The Nominating
Committee should be responsible for determining the composition of
the new Tributes Committee. 8958.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate
Tributes Committee
Honorary Degrees - report on revised procedures for the selection of
candidates  (continued)
" III.  The Procedures for Reporting and Recommending Honorary Degree
Candidates to Senate
The Committee was made aware that a range of opinion is held by
Senate members as to how the present procedures might be changed to
ensure that Senate is properly prepared before it votes on the
selection of candidates for honorary degrees. Most Senate members
recognize that confidentiality is paramount, given the fact that
individuals are being considered without their knowledge and that
circulation of papers containing the names of candidates prior to the
final vote involves a risk of premature disclosure before the
decisions of Senate are taken. The consequences could be
embarrassing to the individual or the University. Nevertheless, some
members of Senate have urged that much greater information and prior
notification about proposed honorary degree candidates are necessary
if Senate is to play its proper role in the process.
The Committee believes that a reasonable compromise is possible and
recommends the following procedure.
Recommendation 3: That at the Senate meeting at which the honorary
degree candidates are presented for approval, an in-camera session be
called at the completion of regular business, or at 9.30 p.m.,
whichever is the earlier. At this time, members of Senate will be
provided with background information on the proposed candidates for
degrees as recommended by the Tributes Committee.
A period of time sufficient to allow adequate review of the
information will be given before the Chairman of Senate calls the
closed meeting to order and invites the Chairman of the Tributes
Committee to propose the formal motion that the list of candidates be
approved.
Finally, given that a new Senate will be established in the coming
Fall, the Committee makes the following recommendation.
Recommendation  4:    The  Committee  recommends  that  the  changes
presented in this report be adopted for use after September, 1987."
Recommendation 1.
Dr. Dennison  )  That the current criteria for the award
Mrs. Fulton   )  of an honorary degree be reaffirmed.
In response to a query, Dr. Dennison stated that the Tributes
Committee had a policy of not offering degrees to active Canadian 8959.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate
Tributes Committee
Honorary Degrees - report on revised procedures for the selection of
candidates
Recommendation 1.  (continued)
politicians and others, such as active members of granting councils.
However, people who had retired from these positions and had made a
significant contribution were certainly included within the realm of
possibilities.   He  did  not,  however,  think  this  policy  should  be
included in the criteria.
The motion was put and carried.
Recommendation 2.
Dr. Dennison   )  That the membership of the Tributes Committee
Dr. Goldberg   )  be increased by five.  The Nominating Committee
should be responsible for determining the
composition of the new Tributes Committee.
Dr. Spencer pointed out that reference to the Nominating Committee
was unnecessary since the role of that committee is to nominate the
members for all Senate committees.
In amendment:
Dr. Spencer   ) That the sentence "The Nominating Committee
Dr. Birch     )  should be responsible for determining the
composition of the new Tributes Committee."
be deleted.
Carried
In response to a query as to whether the Committee had considered
restricting the number of terms a member of Senate could serve on the
Tributes Committee, Dr. Dennison stated that the ex-officio members (the
Chancellor, President, Registrar and Director of Ceremonies) are
permanent members of all Senate committees and that the membership of
the Tributes Committee and all Senate committees is reconstituted by the
Nominating Committee every three years. 8960.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate
Tributes Committee
Honorary Degrees - report on revised procedures for the selection of
candidates
Recommendation 2.  (continued)
In amendment:
Mr. Mustard   ) That at least one more student be included in
Mr. Hancock   )  the membership of the Tributes Committee.
It was again pointed out that it was the responsibility of the
Nominating Committee to make recommendations for the membership of
Senate committees and that all members of Senate would have an
opportunity to make suggestions through their elected representatives on
that Committee.
The amendment was lost.
The motion, which had been amended to read "That the membership of
the Tributes Committee be increased by five.", was put and carried.
Recommendation 3.
Dr. Dennison  )  That at the Senate meeting at which the
Dr. Tennant   )  honorary degree candidates are presented for
approval, an in-camera session be called at the
completion of regular business, or at 9.30 p.m.,
whichever is the earlier.  At this time, members
of Senate will be provided with background
information on the proposed candidates for degrees
as recommended by the Tributes Committee.
A period of time sufficient to allow adequate
review of the information will be given before
the Chairman of Senate calls the closed meeting
to order and invites the Chairman of the Tributes
Committee to propose the formal motion that the
list of candidates be approved. 8961.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate
Tributes Committee
Honorary Degrees - report on revised procedures for the selection of
candidates
Recommendation 3.  (continued)
In amendment:
Ms. Arthur    )  That the word "the" be deleted from line 7
Mr. Williamson )  in the first paragraph of the motion.
Ms. Arthur explained that by deleting the word "the", the Tributes
Committee would be presenting to Senate information on proposed
candidates, which Senate would then look at, and Senate would determine
the list of candidates for degrees.
Dr. Spencer pointed out that whether the word was deleted or not was
irrelevant as long as the words  "as  recommended by the Tributes
Committee" remained.
The amendment was lost.
Dr. Spencer asked if the intent of the recommendation was that Senate
would vote yes or no on the list, or did the procedure contain within it
the possibility that Senate might delete one or more names from the list
and vote on the remainder, and also, could names be added to the list.
Dr. Dennison stated that the Tributes Committee had decided that the
names would be put forward as a slate on the understanding that it is
within the powers of Senate, if they choose, to vote seriatim. This
would require a vote of Senate and, if approved, that procedure can be
adopted. However, since the list from the Tributes Committee represents
the Committee's final proposals, no further names would be added. 8962.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate
Tributes Committee
Honorary Degrees - report on revised procedures for the selection of
candidates
Recommendation 3.  (continued)
Dr. Gaskell felt that the procedures outlined in recommendation 3.
would not provide Senate with the kind of information needed to make an
informed decision on candidates for honorary degrees and, further, that
the recommendation did not allow enough time for Senate to look at the
material and make a decision that same evening.
Speaking in favour of recommendation 3, Dr. Goldberg felt that the
Tributes Committee was the appropriate body to provide Senate with as
much information as possible concerning the candidates for honorary
degrees and that, under the revised procedures, more background
information would be available than had been in the past and also there
would be additional time for Senate to review the material provided by
the Committee.
In amendment:
Professor Pavlich  )  That the words "...the list of..."
Ms. Arthur        )  be deleted from the second paragraph
of the motion.
Lost
The motion to approve recommendation 3. was put and carried.
Recommendation 4.
Dr. Dennison   )  The Committee recommends that the
Dr. Evans     )  changes presented in this report be
adopted for use after September 1, 1987.
Carried 8963.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate
Tributes Committee  (continued)
Memorial Minutes
Dr. Dennison noted that there had been a change of policy and that,
with the approval of the Agenda Committee, the memorial minutes were
being presented in the open session of Senate.
The following memorial statements had been prepared in accordance
with the custom of Senate in recognition by the University and Senate of
the late Geoffrey Clement Andrew, and the late James Stuart Keate.
IN MEMORIAM
GEOFFREY CLEMENT ANDREW (1906-1987)
With the passing of Geoffrey Andrew, this University has lost one of its
last links with the great period of its expansion which occurred after
the Second World War. Geoffrey Andrew was an active witness to U.B.C.'s
transformation from a small provincial university to a major national
centre for teaching, research and public service.
Born in Bayfield, Nova Scotia, Professor Andrew was educated at the
Kings College of Dalhousie University, and at Balliol College, Oxford.
After a teaching career at Upper Canada College, he came to The
University of British Columbia to begin a long period of outstanding
service, first as Assistant to President MacKenzie, and later as Dean
and Deputy President. He served this University from 1947 until 1962
and was a member of Senate for nine years between 1953 and 1962.
Dean Andrew participated in a wide range of public service activities —
Chairman of the Vancouver Branch of the Canadian Institute for Public
Affairs, President of the Vancouver Arts Council, a Director of the
Canadian Institute for the Blind and Director of Community Chest.
Geoff Andrew was a passionate believer in liberal education and a
staunch defender of the role of the arts in society. He was also a
tireless spokesman for greater accessibility to higher education and
gave strong support to the expansion of educational opportunity
throughout the Province of British Columbia. 8964.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate
Tributes Committee
Memorial Minutes  (continued)
From 1962 until his retirement, Geoff Andrew served as executive
director of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. His
voice in promoting the cause of universities was heard in every corner
of the nation.
Geoffrey Andrew maintained his deep affection for this University
throughout his retirement years. As an educator in the classic
university mould he had few equals.
To his surviving
deepest sympathy.
family the Senate of this University extends its
Dr. Dennison  )
Mrs. Macdonald )
That the memorial statement for
Geoffrey Clement Andrew be spread
on the minutes of Senate and that
a copy be sent to the relatives of
the deceased.
Carried
IN MEMORIAM
JAMES STUART KEATE (1913-1987)
One of the greatest assets of a modern university is a loyal and active
alumni who bring honour to the institution and represent its interests
in the wider community. James Stuart Keate embodied all of the values
which a university can bestow upon its graduates. His service to The
University of British Columbia continued throughout his long and
productive life.
Born and educated in Vancouver, Stuart Keate graduated with a B.A.
degree in 1935. His active student life became the spark which ignited
his illustrious career as a journalist, publisher and civic leader.
After beginning his working life as a journalist in Toronto, Stuart
Keate served in the navy during World War II and eventually returned to
British Columbia as publisher of the Victoria Times, a post he held for
fourteen years.  Later, he became publisher of the Vancouver Sun.
As a leader in the newspaper field Stuart Keate was respected and
honoured by his colleagues in numerous ways. He was named to the
Canadian News Hall of Fame and honoured by the International Press
Institute and the National Press Club. He was also named an officer of
the Order of Canada in 1978. 8965.
March 18, 1987
Reports of Committees of Senate
Tributes Committee
Memorial Minutes  (continued)
As a humanitarian Mr. Keate's activities covered a wide range of
services. Few organizations dedicated to betterment of humanity in his
native Vancouver failed to bear his name.
His service to the University was long and meritorious. His involvement
in the Senate continued from 1954 until 1969, a period which also
included six years as a member of the Board of Governors and as an
appointee to the Canada Council. The University recognized his
exceptional service with the award of an honorary degree in 1985.
Stuart Keate was an outstanding public figure, a successful businessman
and a lifelong friend of his alma mater.
To his surviving family the Senate of this University extends its
deepest sympathy.
Dr. Dennison  ) That the memorial statement for
Mr. McMillan  ) James Stuart Keate be spread
on the minutes of Senate and that
a copy be sent to the relatives of
the deceased.
Carried
Academic  Year  1987-88
A  copy of   the  section  of   the  Academic  Year   for   inclusion  in the  Calendar
had  been circulated  for  information.
Other business
Memorial Service
Dr. Finnegan announced that there would be a memorial service for
Michael Ovenden, Professor of Astronomy, at noon on Saturday, March 21,
1987,   at  the  Planetarium.
Academic Building Needs  Committee
Dr. Spencer requested that the Academic Building Needs Committee present
a  report  at  the May meeting  of Senate. 8966.
March 18, 1987
Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
Emeritus status
The Committee recommended that the following be granted eligibility for
emeritus status:
Dr. C. S. Belshaw
Dr. T. H. Brown
Dr. J. U. Crichton
Dr. L. Downey
Mr. J. Foort
Dr. T. Goldberg
Dr. J. A. McNeely
Dr. M.   Mullinger
Miss Tung-King Ng
Mr. C.   G.   W.   Nicholls
Dr. R.   Potashin
Mr. H.   K.   Ralston
Dr. G.   C.  Robinson
Dr. W.   Tallman
Mr. J.  B. Warren
Clinical faculty
Dr. G. A. Badger
Dr.   N.   Blair
Professor  Emeritus of Anthropology &  Sociology
Associate  Professor   Emeritus   of  Pharmaceutical
Sciences
Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics
Professor Emeritus of Administrative, Adult
and Higher Education
Senior Instructor Emeritus of Orthopaedics
Professor Emeritus of Visual and Performing
Arts
Associate  Professor  Emeritus  of  Germanic
Studies
Associate Professor Emerita of Paediatrics
Librarian Emerita
Professor Emeritus of Religious studies
Assistant Professor Emerita of Psychology
Assistant Professor Emeritus of History
Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics
Associate Professor Emeritus of English
Associate Professor Emeritus of Commerce and
Business Administration
Clinical  Associate  Professor  Emeritus  of
Surgery
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Dr. Dennison  )  That the recommendations of the Tributes
Dr. Evans     )  Committee concerning emeritus status be
approved.
Carried
The meeting adjourned at 9.30 p.m
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, April 22,
1987.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chai rman 8967.
March 18, 1987
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate
Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin & Lang Service Scholarship - The firm of
Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin & Lang, Barristers and Solicitors, have donated
a service scholarship to be awarded annually to a student in his or her
second year of legal studies in the Faculty of Law. The scholarship
consists of the payment of tuition fees for the third year of studies, a
book allowance of $200 and employment with the firm during the summer months
between second and third year of studies.  (Available 1987/88 Winter Session)
B.C. Artificial Insemination Centre Scholarship - A scholarship in the
amount of $1,000 has been offered by the B.C.A.I. Centre. The award will be
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences to a
student who is specializing in the Animal Science program. Preference will
be given to a student with a demonstrated interest in the livestock
industry. Candidates must have completed their secondary schooling in B.C.
If it is deemed advisable, the scholarship may be shared between two
students.  (Available 1987/88 Winter Session)
B.C. Council of Garden clubs Horticultural Scholarship - A scholarship in
the amount of $450, the gift of the B.C. Council of Garden clubs, is offered
in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, to a student entering the final
year who is specializing in Horticulture. The award will be made on the
basis of demonstrated interest and ability in that area of study. in the
event that two students are considered equal, consideration will be given to
the need for financial assistance. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen
or permanent resident. The award will be made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.  (Available 1987/88 Winter Session)
Canadian Dental Association President's Award - An annual award of $250 and
an appropriate parchment scroll will be made to a graduating student who is
a student member of the Canadian Dental Association, who has shown
outstanding qualities of leadership, scholarship, character and humanity
during his/her undergraduate years and who may be expected to have a
distinguished career in the dental profession and society at large. The
award is provided by the Canadian Dental Association and is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry. (Available 1986/87 Winter
Session)
Stewart L. Chambers Memorial Prize - A prize in the amount of approximately
$450 has been established in memory of Stewart L. Chambers, LL.B., M.C, a
member of the university's first graduating class in Law, whose life-long
avocation was Canadian politics. The prize will be made on the
recommendation of the Department of Political Science, to the undergraduate
student submitting the best essay in a course on Canadian government and
politics. The award may be withheld if no suitable essay is submitted.
(Available 1986/87 Winter Session) 8968.
March 18, 1987
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate  (continued)
Clark, Wilson Service Scholarship - The firm of Clark, Wilson, Barristers
and solicitors, will award annually a service scholarship to a student who
is in his or her second year of legal studies in the Faculty of Law. The
scholarship consists of employment with the firm in the summer between the
second and third year of legal studies, the payment of tuition fees for the
third year of studies, and a book allowance of $200. (Available 1987/88
Winter Session)
Dr. John R. c Dawlings Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount
of approximately $650 has been established by Mrs. Johanna T. Dawlings in
memory of her son. John Dawlings obtained his M.D. degree from UBC in
1970. Prior to his death in 1981, he was chief of Neurology at the Royal
Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. The award will be made on the recommendation
of the Faculty to an outstanding student in Medicine 450 (Principles of
Medicine) with a demonstrated interest in Neurology. (Available 1987/88
Winter Session)
Department of Geological Sciences Bursary - A bursary in the amount of $500
will be awarded to a student in the Department of Geological Sciences, with
a demonstrated aptitude for geologic field work. The award has been made
possible by the collection and sale of recycleable bottles and cans
collected in the University area by Dr. W. R. Danner. The award will be
made on the recommendation of the Department of Geological Sciences.
(Available 1987/88 Winter Session)
Granville Dental Group Oral Radiology prize - This prize in the amount of
$100 is made available by the Granville Dental Group to the graduating
student who demonstrates a special interest and high academic standing in
Oral Radiology. The award will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty
of Dentistry.  (Available 1986/87 Winter Session)
Mann Kuan Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of approximately $300,
to honour Mr. and Mrs. Mann Kuan's commitment to education, has been
established by their offspring and their respective families. The award
will be made to a student who has completed first year Science and who is
proceeding to a degree in Science, Applied Science, or Forestry. Preference
will be given to students who have demonstrated leadership qualities. The
award will e made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Science.
(Available 1987/88 Winter Session)
Alvin J. Narod Memorial Bursary in Civil Engineering - A bursary in the
amount of approximately $1,000 has been established by Eileen-Louise Narod
in memory of her husband Alvin Jackson Narod, B.A.Sc, 1945. The award will
be made to a student entering the final year of a program leading to a
B.A.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering. Candidates must have graduated from a
B.C. high school and must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. In
selecting the winner, consideration will be given to qualities which were
exhibited by Alvin Narod, including integrity, creativity, and achievement
in sports.  (Available 1987/88 Winter Session) 8969.
March 18, 1987
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate  (continued)
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Irwin Davis prize - An annual prize
in the amount of $300 has been made available by the Real Estate Board of
Greater Vancouver to recognize Professor Davis' many contributions to the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration and to the real estate
industry of this Province. The prize will be awarded to the student in the
third year of the Urban Land Economics option obtaining the highest standing
in Commerce 337 (Land Law). The award will be made on the recommendation of
the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. (Available 1986/87
Winter Session)
Queen Sinclair Scholarship in Music - A scholarship in the amount of
approximately $450 has been established by Queen Sinclair. The award will
be made on the recommendation of the School of Music, to a student
exhibiting proficiency and promise.  (Available 1987/88 Winter Session)
Iser steiman Memorial Scholarship in Translation - This scholarship in the
amount of approximately $350 is in memory of iser Steiman, a Vancouver
physician who translated Russian texts, including biographies and
autobiographies as well as significant medical articles and books. The
scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of the Department of
Creative Writing to a student who has shown ability in the art of
translation. The candidate's financial circumstances may also be
considered.  (Available 1987/88 Winter Session)
Laura Steiman Memorial Scholarship in Children's Literature - This
scholarship in the amount of approximately $350 is in memory of Laura
Steiman, who appreciated fine work in all the arts. The scholarship will be
awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Creative Writing to a
student who has shown ability in the writing of children's literature. The
candidate's financial circumstances may also be considered. (Available
1987/8 8 Winter Session)
University of B.C. Alumni Southern California Scholarship - A scholarship in
the amount of $450, gift to the UBC Alumni Association, is offered with
preference in the following order, to a student (a) whose home is in
Southern California; (b) whose home is in the United states; (c) at the
discretion of the University. The award will be made on the basis of
academic standing, personal qualities, and need. (Available 1988/89 Winter
Session)
University Women's Club of Vancouver, Annabelle Lougheed Freedman Memorial
Scholarship - a Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 has been made available
in the memory of Annabelle Lougheed Freedman, by the University Women's Club
of Vancouver. The award will be made to a female student in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration, on the recommendation of the Faculty.
(Available 1987/88 Winter Session)
Matthew J. Waterman Prize - This prize of $100, estab;ished by Dr. D. S.
Waterman in honour of his father, is to be awarded annually to the second
year student who demonstrates the best performance in Dental Morphology
(Oral Biology 410 and 420). The award will be made on the recommendation of
the Faculty of Dentistry.  (Available 1986/87 winter Session)

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