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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1989-10-11

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October 11, 1989
The Second Regular Meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the Session 1989-90 was held on Wednesday, October 11, 1989 at
8.00 p.m. in Room 102, George F. Curtis Building.
Present: Dean W. A. Webber, (Vice-Chairman), Chancellor L. R. Peterson,
Vice-President D. R. Birch, Mr. S. Alsgard, Mr. D. A. Anderson, Dr. B.
Bressler, Professor P. L. Bryden, Rev. P. C Burns, Dean P. T. Burns, Mr. R.
Bush, Mr. D. A. Challenger, Ms. L. M. Copeland, Ms. H. E. Cowan, Mr. N. A.
Davidson, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Acting Dean D. Dolphin, Dr. G. W. Eaton, Dr.
A. Eisen, Dr. A. J. Elder, Acting Dean D. J. Elkins, Ms. W. L. Fox, Mr.
E. B. Goehring, Dr. S. E. Grace, Dr. R. J. Gray, Mr. A. K. Haji, Dr. S. W.
Hamilton, Dr. P. G. Hill, Mr. D. Horvat, Ms. A. Ironside, Mr. T. P. Kaweski,
Dean R. W. Kennedy, Dr. A. Kozak, Mr. M. J. Libby, Dr. S. C. Lindstrom, Dean
P. A. Lusztig, Dr. B. C. McBride, Dr. J. A. McLean, Dean A. Meisen, Dr.
A. G. Mitchell, Dr. B. M. Morrison, Mr. S. R. Pearce, Mr. D. M. Pettingale,
Dr. J. E. Phillips, Mr. G. A. Porter, Mr. E. S. Reid, Dr. D. F. Robitaille,
Mr. M. M. Ryan, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dean N. Sheehan, Dr. L. de Sobrino,
Dr. L. J. Stan, Dean P. Suedfeld, Mr. M. Sugimoto, Dr. R. C. Tees, Mr. G. A.
Thorn, Ms. J. Thorn, Dr. R. C. Thompson, Dr. A. Van Seters, Dr. J.
Vanderstoep, Mr. C Q. Vanwermeskerken, Mr. W. Watson, Dr. D. A. Wehrung,
Ms. N. E. Woo, Dr. w. C. Wright, Jr.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
President D. W. Strangway, Dr. J. M. Anderson, Dr. E. G. Auld, Dr. D. G. A.
Carter, Dr. T. S. Cook, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Miss J. Harrington, Dr. J. F.
Helliwell, Dr. M. A. Hickling, Dr. S. Katz, Miss W. A. King, Mr. M. G.
McMillan, Dean J. H. McNeill, Mr. R. L. Peters, Mrs. G. E. Plant, Dean J. F.
Richards, Dean P. B. Robertson, Dr. J. K. Stager, Dr. P. R. Tennant, Dr.
L. S. Weiler, Dr. W. W. Wood.
Minutes of previous meeting
Mr. Pearce    )  That the minutes of the First regular
Dr. Tees      )  meeting of Senate for the Session 1989-90,
having been circulated, be taken as read
and adopted.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Student Awards
In the absence of Dr. Cook, Chairman of the Committee, Dr. McBride
presented the report.  Dr. McBride drew attention to the Ernest L. Watson 9604.
October 11, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Student Awards  (continued)
Bursary and noted that the donor had requested that his middle initial and
title be deleted from the award description. He also noted that Dr.
Watson had increased the amount of the bursary from $100 to $275.
Dr. McBride   ) That the new awards (listed in the Appendix)
Mr. Pearce    ) be accepted subject to the approval of the
Board of Governors and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
Conditions of Acceptance of Student Awards
The Vice-chairman informed Senate that discussion of the item concerning
conditions of acceptance of student awards would be deferred to the next
Tributes Committee
Memorial Minute
The following memorial statement had been prepared in accordance with
the custom of Senate, in recognition by the University and Senate of the
late John Bernard Warren.
John Bernard Warren, a pioneer in the field of nuclear physics, and a
longtime faculty member at this university, passed away on September 7
of this year.
John Warren was born in London, England in 1914. He was an outstanding
scholar, earning his B.Sc. with First Class Honours from Imperial
College at the age of twenty, and received his Ph.D. two years later.
Among other achievements, Dr. Warren was awarded the Governors Prize in
Physics in 193 4.
After gaining experience in various research positions in Britain, Dr.
Warren was seconded to Atomic Energy Laboratories in Montreal and Chalk
River in 1946. In the following year he came to UBC as an Associate
Professor of Physics. He spent the next thirty two years as a teacher
and researcher in his chosen field, establishing an outstanding
reputation in both capacities. 9605.
October 11, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate
Tributes Committee
Memorial Minute  (continued)
While born in England, John Warren became a deeply committed Canadian.
He was a proponent of excellence at all levels of education and devoted
much of his energy to the development of the high school curriculum and
to the provision of greater educational opportunities for the people of
this nation. To this end he took a leading role in the creation of both
the Open Learning Institute and the Knowledge Network of B.C.
John Warren placed his stamp upon many graduate students and is widely
regarded as the outstanding figure in the nuclear physics community of
Canada. He also pioneered many successful research studies, and was a
major contributor to the creation of the TRIUMF project, where he served
as Director from 1968 to 1971. He was a member of Senate from 1964 to
In his private life John Warren was a sportsman of renown, a lifelong
tennis player, and a lover of music.
In every sense of the term, he was a visionary who saw a better future
emerging from a nation's commitment to scientific enquiry. John
Warren's contributions to knowledge will be long remembered.
To his surviving family, the Senate of The University of British
Columbia extends its deepest sympathy.
Dr. Dennison  )  That the memorial statement for
Dr. Eaton     )  John Bernard Warren be spread
on the minutes of Senate and that
a copy be sent to the relatives of
the deceased.
Centre for Continuing Education
Report on Diploma and Certificate Programs
Ms.  Anne Ironside,  Acting Director  of  the Centre for  Continuing
Education,  presented the following report on diploma and certificate
programs administered by the Centre for Continuing Education which had
been circulated for information:
'Diploma programs in Administration for Engineers and Administration
for Foresters
A. The Diploma Program in Administration for Engineers is offered
jointly by the Faculty of Applied Science and the Centre for
Continuing Education. 9606.
October 11, 1989
Centre for Continuing Education
Report on Diploma and Certificate Programs
"Diploma programs in Administration for Engineers and Administration
for Foresters (continued)
1. Total enrolment in the program since its inception in 1968 now
stands at 1,152 with a total of 92 graduates to date.
2. There were 274 registrants for the 16 courses offered on-campus
and in the Greater Vancouver area.
B. Although not a "Diploma" program per se, our graduate-level
"CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL" program for Professional Engineers and
Registered Architects has now qualified a total of 79 individuals to
certify building plans in the City of Vancouver as meeting the
requirements of the National Building Code of Canada as modified by
Vancouver Building By-Laws. This program is now being modified to
meet the requirements of all GVRD municipalities and may eventually
go province-wide over the KNOW network.
Certificate in Site Planning
The Certificate in Site Planning program had nine students registered in
first year courses, and five students registered in second year courses
during the 1988-1989 academic year.
Three students completed the requirements for the Certificate during the
In the 1989-90 academic year, it is expected that there will be ten
students registered in each of first and second years."
Student elections to Governing Bodies
The following recommendations for the 1989-90 student elections to
Governing Bodies had been circulated.
"That the schedule for the 1989/90 Academic Year be as follows:
- call for nominations in The Ubyssey, Tuesday, November 14, Friday,
November 17 and Tuesday, November 21, 1989
- close of nominations, 4.00 p.m. Friday, December 1, 1989
- election date Friday, January 12, 1990
- advertisement listing the candidates in The Ubyssey on Friday,
January 5 and Tuesday, January 9, 1990
- evening polls 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 1990
- daytime polls 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
January 10, 11 and 12, 1990 9607.
October 11, 1989
Student elections to Governing Bodies  (continued)
The rules and regulations remain unchanged."
Mr. Haji      )  That the recommendations for the
Mr. Pettingale )  1989/90 student elections to
Governing Bodies be approved.
In amendment:
Rev. Burns    )  That the official campaign spending
Mr. Horvat    )  limit be increased from $75.00 to $125.00.
In response to a query, the Vice-chairman explained that although the
spending limit was not shown in the proposal before Senate, the limit of
$75. had previously been approved by Senate.
The amendment was put and carried.
The motion, as amended, was put and carried.
Report of the Tributes Committee - in camera
Emeritus status
Dr. Dennison reported that the committee recommended that the following
be offered emeritus status:
Dr. Peter Allen        - Clinical Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Dr. Bluma Tischler      - Clinical Professor Emerita of Paediatrics
Dr. Dennison  )  That the recommendations of the Tributes
Mr. Pearce    )  Committee concerning emeritus status be
The meeting adjourned at 8.15 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, November
15, 1989.
Chairman 9608.
October 11, 1989
Awards recommended for acceptance by Senate
Richard Campbell Memorial Scholarship - A $2,000 scholarship, established by
friends and colleagues of Richard Campbell, is available to graduate
students in forestry, and law students (undergraduate or graduate) with
demonstrated interest in forest law. The award is made on the joint
recommendation of the Faculties of Forestry and Law. (Available 1990/91
Winter Session.)
Norman L. Rothstein Memorial Scholarship - A $400 scholarship has been
endowed by the Smith Family Foundation to honour Norman Rothstein, B.A.'39,
a lifelong resident of Vancouver, a generous supporter of UBC and a friend
to many charities and people of this city. It is awarded on the
recommendation of the Department of Creative Writing to a student who has
shown ability in the writing of poetry. Financial circumstances are a
consideration.  (Available 1990/91 Winter Session.)
R.O.T.T.O.W. Scholarship - This $700 scholarship promotes the importance of
education and encourages selflessness, diligence and perseverance. It is
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Science. Personal qualities of
candidates as well as their financial circumstances will be considered. The
donor hopes that those who benefit from this fund may in due course assist
others in a similar manner.  (Available 1989/90 Winter Session.)
Jean and Michael Shaw Scholarship - A $350 scholarship is awarded on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences to a student who has
completed at least one year in the Faculty and is proceeding to a higher
year in the Faculty. Dr. Michael Shaw was Dean of the Faculty from 1967 to
1975.  (Available 1990/91 Winter Session.)
Henry (Syd) Skinner Scholarship - A $500 scholarship has been endowed
through the generosity of Henry (Syd) Skinner for a landscape architecture
student who demonstrates academic excellence and a concern for people and
landscapes through active involvement in community and environmental
issues. It is awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences.  (Available 1989/90 Winter Session.)
A. S. Turner Prize - A $400 prize has been established by Dr. A. S. Turner
for the graduating medical student with the best academic record in the
final year. It is given on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine
for five years commencing in 1989/90.
University of B.C. Library, Archival and Information Studies Alumni Lois M.
Bewley Scholarship - A $250 scholarship honouring Lois M. Bewley's devotion
to teaching and public service is awarded on the recommendation of the
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies to a student with
previous public library experience who is entering the second year of the
Master of Library Science program and plans a public librarianship career.
(Available 1990/91 Winter Session.) 9609.
October 11, 1989
Awards recommended for acceptance by Senate  (continued)
Ernest Watson Bursary - Ernest Watson, Professor Emeritus of
Bio-Engineering, has established a $275 bursary for graduate students in
bio-resource engineering, preferably in food process engineering.
(Available 1990/91 Winter Session.)
Wolrige Mahon Scholarships - Two $500 scholarships are provided by Wolrige
Mahon, Chartered Accountants, to students entering fourth year of the
Accounting option in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
They are made on the recommendation of the Faculty based on academic
standing, leadership qualities and interest in pursuing careers as Chartered
Accountants.  (Available 1989/90 Winter Session.)


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