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 7740.
Wednesday,  March  17,   1982.
The Seventh regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia
for the Session 1981-82 was held on Wednesday, March 17, 1982 at 8:00 p.m. in the
Board and Senate Room.
Present: President D. T. Kenny (Chairman), Dr. R. A. Adams, Dean D. R. Birch,
Mr. W. H. Birmingham, Mrs. M. F. Bishop, Dr. T. H. Brown, Mr. R. G. Bryan, Rev. P. C.
Burns, Mr. G. D. Burnyeat, Dr. K. O. L. Burridge, Dr. D. J. Campbell, Dr. J. J. R.
Campbell, Dr. D. J. Connor, Mr. B. J. Coulson, Mr. N. C. Delahunt, Dr. J. D. Dennison,
Mrs. S. Dodson, Dr. A. J. Elder, Mr. D. B. Fields, Mr. H. J. Franklin, Mr. C. P. Fulker,
Mrs. E. D. Fulton, Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Mr. R. C. Gill, Dr. R. F. Gray, Mr. R.
Gyurkovits, Mr. S. T. Henderson, Dr. A. M. Hickling, Dr. H. E. Hirsch, Ms. S. J. Holmes,
Dr. R. F. Kelly, Dr. R. W. Kennedy, Mr. D. Kirshner, Dr. A Kozak, Mr. J. Kulich,
Dean P. A. Larkin, Dr. D. S. Lirenman, Dr. D. Lupini, Dean P. A. Lusztig, Dean K. M.
Lysyk, Mrs. A. Macdonald, Dr. J. P. Martin, Ms. C. E. McAndrew, Mr. M. A. McCann,
Ms. D. N. McDonnell, Mr. D. Mclnnes, Mr. J. F. McWilliams, Mr. I. C. Miller, Ms. S. M.
Provost, Dr. J. F. Richards, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. M. Shaw, Mr. G. M. Shepard,
Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Dr. R. H. T. Smith, Dr. R. A. Spencer, Miss L. M. Stenger, Dr. R.
Stewart, Dr. P. Suedfeld, Dr. N. Sutherland, Mr. R. Tan, Miss C. L. V. Warren,
Dean W. A. Webber, Mr. V. G. Wellbum, Dean R. M. Will, Dr. D. LL. Williams, Dr. M. D.
Willman, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal, Ms. D.  Wong.
Observer:  Mr. J. A. Banham
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor J. V. Clyne, Dr. C. E. Armerding, Dean G. S. Beagrie, Dr. G. D. Bellward,
Dr. J. Dahlie, Dean C. V. Finnegan, Dr. W. M. Keenlyside, Dean W. D. Kitts, Dr. L. M.
Lavkulich, Dr. A. J. McClean, Dr. W. R. Morford, Dean B. E. Riedel, Miss R. E.
Robinson, Dr. J. G.  Silver, Dr. P. R. Tennant.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dean Larkin   ) That the minutes of the Sixth regular meeting of
Dr. Smith       ) Senate   for   the   Session    1981-82,   having   been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried 7741.
Wednesday,  March  17,   1982.
New senators
The Chairman welcomed to Senate the following members:
Dr. D. J. Campbell   -    replacing Dr.  M. Smith as representative of
the Faculty of Medicine
Mr. G. M. Shepard    -    replacing    Mr.    R.    L.    Mullen    as    student
representative at—large
Ms. S. M. Provost     -    replacing   Mrs.   E.   M.   Thomson   as   student
representative at-large
Business arising from the Minutes
Budget Committee (P.7722)
Notice of motion had been given at the previous meeting.
Mr. Miller   ) That the name of the Senate Budget Committee
Ms. Wong    ) be changed to the Senate Academic and Budgetary
Planning Committee.
In presenting the motion Mr. Miller stated that the proposed new name of the
committee would reflect the expanded terms of reference approved at the previous
meeting.
Following a brief discussion the motion was put and lost.
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)      Course change recommended by the Faculty of Forestry (P.7729)
(ii)     Master's Program in Pulp and Paper Engineering recommended by the Faculty of
Applied Science (P.7722-3 & P.7729-34)
(iii)    Master of  Advanced Studies in Architecture (MASA), option A, thesis option,
recommended by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (P.7723 & P.7734-6)
(iv)    New courses and course changes recommended by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
(P.7736-7)
(v)      New course and course changes recommended by the Faculty of Medicine (P.7738)
(vi)    Aquatic Specialization, new courses and course changes (P.7738-9)
(vii)   New courses, program change and course deletions in Physiology recommended by
the Faculties of Medicine and Science (P.7739) 7742.
Wednesday,  March  17,   1982.
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Mr. McWilliams  )     That the new awards (listed in the Appendix) be
Dr. Burridge        )    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 Norton, Stewart, Norton, Cave & Scarlett Scholarship
in Real Estate Transactions. It was suggested that it should be stated in the description
that the award would be made to a student in the Faculty of Law. It was agreed that
the award would be accepted subject to clarification of the wording with the donors.
Attention was also drawn to the words "academic promise" in the Hawk Eilertson
Scholarships and it was suggested that the word "performance" would be better than
"promise". An opinion was expressed that since academic promise was judged on the
basis of previous performance it was not necessary to change the description of the
award.
It was agreed that in the case of the Norton, Stewart, Norton, Cave & Scarlett
Scholarship in Real Estate Transactions and the Fraser Hyndman Service Scholarship,
the word "faculty" should read "Faculty".
The motion was put and carried.
Reports of the Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
Faculty  of   Education  -   change  in  admission  requirements  for  the  One-year
Program (Secondary) for graduates of other Faculties
Dr. Smith presented the report.   The committee recommended approval of
the following proposal: Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
7743.
Wednesday,  March  17,   1982.
Faculty of Education - change in admission requirements for the One-year
Program (Secondary) for graduates of other Faculties (continued)
"(I)     Change  (1981-82  Calendar,  p.   Ill,  col.  2,  A.3.  (b) para.  2) - sentence
"Subjects marked with . . . theatre*. " to:
"Subjects marked with an asterisk must be accompanied by a concentration
in a subject not so marked: Agriculture*, anthropology*, art, Asian area
studies*, biological sciences, chemistry, Chinese*, commerce, economics*,
English, French, geography, geology, German*, history, home economics*,
Italian*, Japanese*, library mathematics, music, physical education,
physics, political science, Russian*, sociology*, Spanish* and theatre*."
(2) Delete (ibid. para. 3) sentence "Students with appropriate concentrations or
with a major in one or more of the social sciences (anthropology, Asian
studies, sociology, economics and/or political science), and with at least
three units of history and three units of geography will be considered."
Rationale:
Although important fields in the Secondary social studies program, these social
science subjects are not in themselves adequate preparation for secondary school
teaching. Students with such backgrounds need another teaching subject widely
taught in British Columbia secondary schools."
Dr. Smith    ) That the proposal of the Faculty of Education to
Dean Birch ) change the admission requirements for the One-
year Program (Secondary) for graduates of other
Faculties be approved.
During discussion of the proposal it was suggested that Physical Education
and Political Science should have asterisks beside them and that the asterisks
beside Economics and Home Economics be removed.
It was explained that, in the case of Economics, if the requirement of
another concentration were removed this matter would have to be taken up with
the Certification Department of the Ministry of Education and the Department of
Economics.
In amendment:
Miss Warren        )     That the part dealing with Economics be referred
Mrs. Macdonald )     back to the Faculty of Education.
Lost
It was suggested that the proposal be referred back to the Senate Admissions
Committee.
Mr. Burnyeat       )     That the proposal be tabled.
Mrs. Macdonald )
Carried 7744.
Wednesday,  March  17,   1982.
Reports of Committees of Senate (continued)
Nominating Committee
Dr. Richards presented the report. In accordance with the motion passed at the
February 17, 1982 meeting of Senate, the committee discussed the question of the
expansion of the membership of the Senate Budget Committee and recommended that:
1. the membership of the Senate Budget Committee be expanded by four; and
2. that the four additional members be:
Dr. A. J. McClean -      Law
Dr. 0. Slaymaker    -      Geography
I student
I convocation or Lt. Governor appointee member
Dr. Richards  ) That   the   recommendations   of   the  Nominating
Dr. Dennison ) Committee be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Forestry
Proposal to departmentalize the Faculty
The following proposal had been circulated:
"Over the past fifteen years the Faculty of Forestry has enlarged extensively in
order to attempt to meet the greatly increased requirements for graduates, postgraduates and research within the province. The teaching staff has been tripled so
as to include most of the wide range of forestry and related renewable resource
specialities. For several years it has been apparent that the administrative and
leadership needs required by the size and diversity of interests and responsibilites
of the Faculty could not be met by one administrative office and in order to
provide some relief Divisions were formed three years ago. The President's
Review Committee in its Report on the Faculty of Forestry in December 1980
recommended that the Faculty be organized into departments and that additional
administrators be provided.
The Faculty of Forestry has discussed this recommendation at length and at its
meeting of February 26, 1982 unanimously passed the resolution:
"The Faculty of Forestry be organized into three Departments, namely the
Department of Harvesting and Wood Science, the Department of Forest
Sciences, and the Department of Forest Resources Management."
It is anticipated that, as the Faculty continues to grow as indeed it must to meet
the increased requirements within the province, it will be possible to develop the
Department of Harvesting and Wood Science into two Departments representing
the two interest areas."
Dean Gardner   )       That the Faculty of Forestry be organized into
Dr. A. Kozak     )       three Departments,   namely  the  Department  of
Harvesting and Wood Science, the Department of
Forest Sciences, and the Department of Forest
Resources Management.
Carried 7745.
Wednesday,  March  17,   1982.
Centre for Continuing Education
(i) Phasing out of the Certificate Program in Early Childhood Education
The   following   statement   in   connection   with   the   phasing   out   of   the
Certificate Program in Early Childhood Education had been circulated:
"The current Certificate Program in Early Childhood Education, consisting of non-
credit courses offered by the Centre for Continuing Education, has been in
existence since its reorganization in 1972. The program is offered in cooperation
with the Faculty of Education.
With changes in the field of early childhood education during the last few years,
especially changes in licensing and advancement of personnel, applications for
admission as well as completions of the program have declined. With the
development and build-up of college-based programs in early childhood education,
the UBC program no longer is vital to the field. The UBC program has lately been
used purely for in-service training and professional development, rather than for
licensing or advancement.
Due to the effects of retrenchment the Centre will no longer be able to carry on
this program. We are not accepting any new applications for admission and after
April I, we will not be able to offer any group instruction courses. Five guided
independent study courses are available to enable those currently in the program
who wish to complete the program to do so.
The Centre for Continuing Education is proposing to set June 30, 1984 as the final
deadline for completion of the program by individuals currently in the certificate
program."
Dr. Kulich     ) That students currently enrolled in the Certificate
Dr. Shaw       ) Program in Early Childhood Education be given
until June 30, 1984 to complete the program.
Carried
(ii) Phasing out of the Criminology Certificate Program
The following statement in connection with the phasing out of the
Criminology Certificate Program had been circulated: 7746.
Wednesday,  March  17,   1982.
Centre for Continuing Education
(ii) Phasing out of the Criminology Certificate Program (continued)
"The current Criminology Certificate Program, consisting of credit courses
primarily in psychology, sociology and related disciplines, has been in existence
since its reorganization in 1974. The program is based entirely on guided
independent study courses.
Applications for admission to the program have decreased significantly, and the
number of students admitted who become inactive or officially withdraw has been
increasing rapidly since 1978.
The most important factor in the decrease in interest in the UBC program has
been the number of other criminology progams established at other institutions in
British Columbia since the establishment of the UBC program in 1974. Among
these are four pre-employment programs offered by B.C. colleges; an
undergraduate degree program at Simon Fraser University; a two-year certificate
program (by correspondence) at SFU (with credits in this program applicable
toward the B.A. in Criminology); and the establishment of the Justice Institute of
British Columbia.
As a result of all these developments the UBC program, which in 1974 was a
pioneering venture, no longer is necessary for further professionalization of the
field of criminology which now is well served by programs based in other
institutions.
The Centre for Continuing Education proposes to phase out the Criminology
Certificate Program over a period of four years. This will require the following
measures:
(1) That effective immediately no new students be admitted to the
program.
(2) That students currently in the program be given until June 30,
1986 to complete the program.
Any adjustments to the program of studies, which may become necessary during
the phase-out period, will be taken to the Senate Curriculum Committee."
Mr. Kulich   ) That effective immediately no new students be
Dr. Shaw      ) admitted   to   the   program   and   that   students
currently enrolled in the program be given until
June 30, 1986 to complete the program.
Carried 7747.
Wednesday,  March  17,   1982.
Progress   report   on   the   U.B.C.   Engineering   and  Forestry   Co-operative   Education
Programs 1977-1982
The report had been circulated for information. Dr. Meisen, Chairman of the
President's Advisory Committee on Co-operative Education Programs, explained that
Co-operative Education Programs had been introduced on an experimental basis in 1977;
they were formalized and approved by Senate in 1979. He stated that growth in
enrolment in the two programs, Forestry and Engineering, had been quite rapid, having
increased from 14 to an expected 150 this year. Far more students could have been
accommodated if there had not been a limitation on the number of suitable work
placements. The acceptance of the programs by the employers in the participating
industries and organizations had been very good. It was pointed out that the existing
programs would require some modification since both the Faculty of Applied Science
and the Faculty of Forestry were contemplating going from a five-year program to a
four-year program. There had been a number of discussions with other Faculties,
principally the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, who had expressed an interest in this
kind of program. It was also pointed out that Co-operative Education Programs could
also be offered at the graduate level if the University wished to avail itself of the
opportunity.
Representation on Senate for Teaching Assistants
Mr. Kirshner   ) That Senate, in accordance with the powers set
Mr. Delahunt ) out in section 34 (2) (l)   of   the   University   Act,
shall   include  in  its  ranks  a  representative  for
Teaching Assistants.
It was stated in the material circulated that Senate offered representation to
constituencies which participated in and contributed to the academic life of the
University. Teaching Assistants had a unique academic role in the community which
was not currently represented on Senate. Both Teaching Assistants and the University
as a whole would benefit from such representation.
During the discussion that followed some members expressed the opinion that
since Teaching Assistants were also students the motion was in violation of the
University Act. 7748.
Wednesday,  March 17,   1982.
Representation on Senate for Teaching Assistants (continued)
Dr. Spencer    ) That the motion be tabled pending receipt of a
Ms. Wong        ) legal   opinion   as   to   the   meaning   of   section
34 (2) (i)    of    the    University    Act    and    the
implication of the motion if it were passed.
Lost
It was argued that Teaching Assistants need not be excluded from membership on
Senate since they could be elected under the category of student members at-large.
After further discussion the motion was put and lost.
Other business
Professor Kane
In reply to a query concerning Professor Kane, the Chairman stated that there had
been a press release on this matter and that a private communication had been sent
to members of Faculty. However, on the advice of the University's Solicitors, he was
unable to make any public comment.
Noon-hour lectures
Dr. Wisenthal gave notice of the following motion:
"That Senate adopt the following statement:
Senate, recognizing that special noon-hour events are a vital part of
the intellectual and cultural life of the University community, requests
the Registrar to ensure that as few classes as possible are scheduled at
12:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and reaffirms
the existing policy that no classes be held on Thursday, between 12:30
and 2:30 p.m." 7749.
Wednesday,  March 17,   1982.
Other business
Noon-hour lectures (continued)
In accepting the notice of motion the Chairman stated that he had already issued
instructions that no classes be scheduled between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on
Thursdays.
Student Senators
On behalf of the student senators, Mr. Gyurkovits expressed thanks and
appreciation for the support and encouragement given to the student senators.
The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 1982.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 7750.
Wednesday,  March  17,   1982.
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate
Architectural Institute of British Columbia Scholarships - Scholarships totalling
$2,000 will be made to selected students who have high overall academic standing and
who have demonstrated significant progress and development in design. (Please note
that this scholarship will be made available in the 1982/83 Winter Session.)
Braidwood, Nuttall, MacKenzie, Brewer, Greyell & Company Service Scholarship — A
scholarship has been made available by Braidwood, Nuttall, MacKenzie, Brewer,
Greyell & Company to students proceeding from second to third year in the Faculty
of Law. The award will consist of summer employment with the firm between second
and third years and payment of the recipient's tuition fees for the third year of Law
studies. (Please note that this award will be made available in the 1982/83 Winter
Session with the summer employment available in the summer of 1982.)
Tommy Burgess Memorial Nursing Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of $400
has been made available by Mrs. T. E. Burgess. The award will be made to a student
in the School of Nursing, on the recommendation of the faculty. (Please note that
this award will be made available in the 1982/83 Winter Session.)
Cannon Memorial Bursaries - This fund was established by the family and friends of
the late Dr. G. Harry Cannon who was a member of the Faculty of Education and who
devoted much of his life to Development Education and latterly, the education of
Native Indians. From this fund one or more annual bursaries of $250 (minimum) will
be awarded to Native Indian students (Status or Non-status) who have completed at
least one undergraduate year and are enrolled in the Faculty of Education. Recipients
must have a good academic standing and need financial assistance. Further, 25% of
the fund's income shall be made available to the Faculty of Education on an annual
basis to be used either to support Native Indian Educational Research or to purchase
resource materials related to Native Indian Education. (Please note that this award
will be made available in the 1982/83 Winter Session.)
Class of 1930 Bursary - A bursary in the amount of approximately $300 has been made
available by members of the Class of 1930 on the occasion of their golden anniversary
in 1980. The award will be made to a student deserving financial assistance. (Please
note that this award will be made available in the 1982/83 Winter Session.)
College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. Bursary for Dental Hygiene - A bursary in the
amount of $500 has been made available by the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. to
assist a student in the Dental Hygiene program. (Please be advised that this award
will be made available in the 1982/83 Winter Session.)
Commerce Public Speaking Prizes - Three prizes will be awarded annually to the top
students competing in the Annual Public Speaking contest conducted by the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration. The contest is open to students taking the
undergraduate public speaking course offered by the Faculty. First prize is in the
amount of one-half of the winner's tuition in Commerce during the next year; second
and third prizes each consist of one-quarter of the amount of the tuition. (Please
note that this award is available in the 1981/82 Winter Session.) 7751.
Wednesday,  March  17,   1982.
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate (continued)
Hawk Eilertson Scholarships - Scholarships to a total of approximately $6,000 have
been made available by the late Hawk Eilertson. The awards will be made to
undergraduate students demonstrating academic promise. (Please note that these
scholarships will be made available in the 1982/83 Winter Session.)
Fraser Hyndman Service Scholarship - A scholarship donated by Fraser Hyndman is
available to students proceeding to third year in the Faculty of Law. The award will
consist of summer employment with the firm between second and third years and
payment of the recipient's fees for the third year of Law studies. The award will be
made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (Please note that this award will be
made available for the 1982/83 Winter Session with the summer employment offer
available in the summer of 1982.)
Industrial Relations Management Association Scholarship - A scholarship in the
amount of $1,006 has been made available by the Industrial Relations Management
Association of British Columbia. The award will be made to a student proceeding to
the fourth year in the Industrial Relations Management option of the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration. While the award will be based mainly on
scholastic achievement, participation in university and community activities may also
be considered. The award will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty.
(Please note that this award will be made available in the 1982/83 Winter Session.)
Willard Ireland Book Prize - A book prize in the amount of $75 has been made
available by the British Columbia Library Association to honour Willard Ireland,
Provincial Librarian and Archivist from 1946 to 1974, and to recognize his
outstanding contribution in preserving and interpreting the documents of British
Columbia's and Canada's past. The award will be given to an outstanding student in
archival studies in the School of Librarianship. The award will be made on the
recommendation of the School. (Please note that this award will be made available in
the 1981/82 Winter Session.)
Mechanical Engineering Communication Prize - A prize in the amount of
approximately $95 will be awarded each year to promote and recognize outstanding
communication skills in written or seminar presentations. The award will be made on
the recommendation of the department to a third year engineering student in the
Department of Mechanical Engineering. (Please be advised that this award will be
made available in the 1981/ 82 Winter Session.
Norton, Stewart, Norton, Cave & Scarlett Scholarship in Real Estate Transactions - A
scholarship in the amount of $356 has been made available by Norton, Stewart,
Norton, Cave & Scarlett. The award will be made to a student in the Faculty of Law
achieving distinction in the subject of Real Estate Transactions. The award will be
made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (Please note that this award will be
made available in the 1981/82 Winter Session.)
John Rose Memorial Bursary Fund - A memorial bursary fund has been established by
the Vancouver Foundation to assist deserving students studying for a degree in
Commerce and Business Administration. The award is open to both graduates and
undergraduates. A bursary in the amount of approximately $750 will be available to a
student combining financial need with a sound academic record. The winner will be
chosen in consultation with the Vancouver Foundation. (Please be advised that this
award will be made available in the 1982/83 Winter Session.) 7752.
Wednesday,  March  17,   1982.
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate (continued)
Royal Canadian Legion Shalom Branch 178 - Harris Hunter Memorial Scholarship - A
scholarship in the amount of $300 has been made available by the Royal Canadian
Legion, Shalom Branch 178, to honour the memory of Harris Hunter. The scholarship
will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to an outstanding student entering
first year Medicine. (Please be advised that this award will be made available in the
1982/83 Winter Session.)
Oscar Soderman Memorial Scholarship Fund - The annual income of approximately
$5,000 from this fund, a bequest of the late Daisy Sidney Soderman, will be used to
provide scholarships for worthy and deserving students beginning or continuing studies
in Forestry and allied fields or Forest Engineering. If no suitable candidates are
eligible in these fields the income will be used for needy students in any year or
Faculty. (Please note that this fund will be made available in the 1982/83 Winter
Session.)

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