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 8462.
September 11,  1985
The First Regular Meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the Session 1985-86 was held on Wednesday, September 11, 1985
at 8.00 p.m.  in Room 102,  George F.  Curtis Building.
Present: President pro tern. R. H. T. Smith (Chairman), Chancellor W. R.
Wyman, Acting Vice-President D. R. Birch, Dr. C E. Armerding, Ms. P. M.
Arthur, Dr. E. G. Auld, Mr. D. W. Barron, Mr. J. M. Beard, Mrs. H. M.
Belkin, Mr. B. E. Bengtson, Mr. N. B. Benson, Mr. J. Blom, Dr. T. H. Brown,
Dr. N. R. Bulley, Rev. P. C Burns, Dean P. T. Burns, Mr. G. D. Burnyeat,
Dr. T. S. Cook, Ms. L. M. Copeland, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Dr. D. Donaldson,
Dr. A. J. Elder, Dr. J. A. S. Evans, Mrs. E. D. Fulton, Dr. J. H. V.
Gilbert,   Dr.  M.   A.   Goldberg,  Mr.   G.   C  P.  Gray,  Mr.   J.  A.   Hamilton,  Mr.   K.
D. Hancock, Dr. M. A. Hickling, Mr. S. H. Hill, Dr. K. J. Holsti, Dr. J.
Ingman-Baker, Mrs. C. J. R. Jillings, Mrs. D. Jones, Mr. A. C. Kimberley,
Dr. J. P. Kimmins, Miss A. Kimsing, Mr. J. Kulich, Dean P. A. Lusztig,
Mrs. A. Macdonald, Dr. H. J. Matheson, Dr. B. C. McBride, Miss N. R.
McDougall, Mr. D. Mclnnes, Acting Dean T. D. McKie, Dean J. H. McNeill, Dean
A. Meisen, Dean R. C Miller, Jr., Dr. A. G. Mitchell, Miss D. J. Moore, Mr.
T.   A.   Orr,   Mr.   S.   R.   Pearce,   Mrs.   G.   E.   Plant,   Dean  J.   F.   Richards,   Dr.
E. S. Schwartz, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. L. de Sobrino, Dr. R. A. Spencer,
Dr. J. K. Stager, Dr. R. Stewart, Dean P. Suedfeld, Mr. M. Sugimoto, Dr.
P. R. Tennant, Dr. R. C Thompson, Dr. J. Vanderstoep, Dr. L. S. Weiler,
Dean R. M. Will, Dr. D. LL. Williams, Mr. J. A. Williamson, Dr. J. L.
Wisenthal,  Miss N. E.  Woo, Mr.  R.  A.  Yaworsky.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Dr.  J.  Gaskell,  Dean R. W.  Kennedy,  Dr.  D.  F.  Robitaille,  Dean W.  A.  Webber.
Senate membership
Declaration of vacancies    (University Act, section 35(6)  )
Dr.    R.    F.    Kelly    -   Faculty    of    Commerce   and   Business   Administration
representative
Dr.  J.  R.  Stein - Faculty of Science representative
Replacement
Dr.    M.    A.    Goldberg,    Faculty   of    Commerce   and   Business   Administration,
replaces Dr.  R. F.  Kelly
Ex-officio members
Dean A. Meisen, Faculty of  Applied Science - replacing Dean L. M.  Wedepohl
Dean R.  C. Miller, Jr., Faculty of Science - replacing Dean C V. Finnegan
Dean J.   F.   Richards,   Faculty of  Agricultural Sciences  - replacing  Acting
Dean B. E. March 8463.
September 11, 1985
Minutes of previous meetings
Mr. Pearce   ) That the minutes of the Eighth regular meeting
Dr. Weiler    ) of Senate for the Session 1984-85, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried
Dr.  Cook )    That the minutes of the special meetings of
Dean Lusztig      )    May 25 and 27,  1985, having been circulated,
be taken as read and adopted.
Carried
Business arising from the Minutes (p.8426-7)
The following report on building projects submitted to U.C.B.C,
indicating the order of priority placed on the building projects by U.B.C.
and the Universities Council, had been circulated in response to a request
made at the May 22,  1985 meeting:
"The last formal submission to U.C.B.C. with respect to capital projects for
funding under the Educational Institution Capital Finance Act was made in
June, 1982 when we were requested to submit a five-year plan for the period
1983-84 to 1987-88. At the time of the submission approval in principle had
been given by U.C.B.C to the Chemistry/Physics extension (Senate Academic
Building Needs Committee priority No. 1, estimated cost $13.3m); the Laurel
II project at VGH ($2.7m); and the Physical Plant Service Building ($6.5m),
all three of which, for this reason, were not included in the 1982
submission. The submission listed the following projects in order of
priority within the two categories indicated:
A.  Projects Based on Direct Needs of Academic Programs
Est.cost      SABN In UCBC
1982-83 MacMillan Expansion,  Phase I
(Awaiting UCBC        (Agriculture/Forestry)
approval at time    Clinical Medicine
of submission) Eye Care Centre VGH
St.  Paul's,  Phase II
1983-84 Shaughnessy Site Research
Space - Clinical Medicine
Dentistry
Engineering Expansion
1982 $
priority
Plan
Dec.1983
16.7
2
#
.61
3
*
3.5
3.3l
4.4
51.22
4
53
*
* 8464.
September 11,  1985
Business arising from the Minutes (p.8426-7)
"A.  Projects Based on Direct Needs of Academic Programs  (continued)
1984-85
1985-86
1986-87
Biochemistry
Physiology
Geophysics & Astronomy
Animal Care,  Phase II
Studio Resources Building
(Faculty of Arts)
Field Buildings, Agriculture
Life Sciences - replacement
and expansion of substandard
space
Completion of Laurel I,  VGH
Est. co st
SABN
In UCBC
1982 $
priority
Plan
Dec. 1983
2.0
6
*
2.3
7
*
5.0
8
*
3.8
*
8.4
9
3.1
13.4
*
2.7
1987-88
MacMillan Expansion,  Phase
II
(Agriculture/Forestry)
15.6
B. Special Projects
1982-83
Library reconstruction
and expansion
53.5
1984-85
Fine Arts Gallery
2.7l
1985-86
Botanical Gardens Educ.  Centre
5.6l
1986-87
Recital/Convocation Hall
7.8l
205.6
Notes
1. Partial costs — to be augmented by funds from other sources.
2. Includes Chemical Engineering, priority 5 on the S.A.B.N. list
($18.2m), the Pulp and Paper Centre ($5.6m), and Engineering Expansion
($2.7m). Engineering Expansion was subsequently divided into three phases
of $9m each.
3. Chemical Engineering only.
Update
1. Of the various projects in the 1983-84 to 1987-88 capital plan, funds
for construction have been provided only for the Pulp and Paper Centre.
2. The Eye Care Centre at VGH has been funded privately, and the
Shaughnessy Site Research Space has been provided for from endowment funds
for medical research.
3. Senate Academic Building Needs Conmittee recommended in May 1983 that
the School of Physical Education and Recreation be added to the end of the
list of priorities presented in their 1981 report and re-affirmed." 8465.
September 11,  1985
Business arising from the Minutes (p.8426-7)
During the discussion that followed, Dr. Wisenthal referred to the
Library reconstruction and expansion. He noted that the Board of Governors
at its July 4, 1985 meeting, had designated the old Bookstore as the site
for the expansion of the Library and had recognized the proposed expansion
as a high priority for fund raising.
Budget 1985-86
In response to a query Dr. Birch, Acting Vice-President, Academic,
stated that the Budget Committee would be reporting to the October Senate
meeting on the overall retrenchment and its implications for programs.
In reply to a further query Dr. Birch stated that the Minister of
Education had recently confirmed that the Dental Hygiene program would be
offered by Vancouver Community College and that as far as teaching positions
were concerned, priority would be given to faculty members who had been
associated with the U.B.C. program.
Correspondence
A letter to Premier Bennett, together with the Premier's response,
regarding funding procedures for the University had been circulated for
information.
Chairman's Remarks
The Chairman stated that this item was a new feature of the regular
agenda intended to provide an opportunity for the Chairman of Senate to make
remarks on matters of interest relating to Senate business, and for members
of Senate to raise queries on matters relating to Senate business. 8466.
September 11,  1985
Chairman's Remarks (continued)
As already noted by Dr. Wisenthal, the Chairman confirmed that the Board
of Governors had designated the old Bookstore as the site for the Library
expansion and that this expansion would be given a high priority for
fund-raising.
Referring to the allocation of operating funds by UCBC, the Chairman
informed Senate that UBC had not received any additional funds from the
University Adjustments Program for its 1985-86 operating budget.
The Chairman noted with regret the death of Margaret Siwallace. Mrs.
Siwallace had been granted an Honorary Degree at the May 1985 Congregation
ceremonies.
The Chairman explained that Ritchie and Associates, consultants on work
organization, were examining a number of areas on campus including several
academic service areas (i.e the Library, the Registrar's Office and
Audio-Visual Services) and that he was preparing a statement on the
objectives, procedures, costs and outcomes which would be distributed within
the next few days.
In response to a query, the Chairman stated that any matters arising
from the report of Ritchie and Associates concerning the service of the
Library would be referred to the Library Committee.
Ms. Copeland, Senate representative of the Professional Librarians, read
to Senate the following statement re Ritchie and Associates:
"The dual role of the library in the University of being both an
academic unit responsible to Senate, and a support service responsible
to the university administration, is recognised in the University Act.
While day-to-day management of the Library does not fall within the
purview of Senate, policy matters do. 8467.
September 11,  1985
Chairman's Remarks (continued)
It is within this context that the Librarians at UBC have asked that I
raise the following matter at Senate.
There is no question that the University is in serious financial straits
that will continue to necessitate re-examination and reduction of
services. At the same time, we are distressed to note that the library
has dropped from fifteenth to eighteenth position in North America
according to the Association of Research Libraries' assessment. Beyond
that, there is considerable interest at UBC in expanding library
services, in particular to take advantage of new information
technologies. It is incumbent on us as professional librarians, with a
commitment to The University of British Columbia, and to providing the
quality of library service necessary for a large research institution,
to raise our concerns at this time.
The consulting firm, Ritchie and Associates, is engaged in helping the
University obtain better management information in, among other areas,
the library; this is a clear prerogative of the university
administration. But, beyond this, of concern to many librarians, is the
company's involvement in making changes to the work performed in the
Library. This is of concern for two reasons: the firm has no prior
library experience; and the approach they are taking does not appear to
relate to library service goals.
At this time, no changes have yet been made, but a month-long
preliminary analysis has taken place so that it is possible to have
concerns without being able to indentify specific problems.
Nevertheless, the librarians feel it is appropriate to ask you at this
time, Mr. Chairman, what specific steps the University is taking to
ensure that after Ritchie and Associates have completed their contract,
the quality of UBC's library service will not have deteriorated
unnecessarily in the interests of efficiency."
The  Chairman responded that  if  there  were to be changes they would only
be made after careful study of Ritchie and Associates'  report.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval in principle of Senate recommendations - subject,
where applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be implemented
without formal reference to the President and the formal agreement of the
President; and that the Deans and Heads concerned with new programs be asked
to indicate the space requirements, if any, of such new programs.
(i) Establishment of the Douglas McK. Brown Chair of Law recommended by
the Faculty of  Law    (pp.8429-30)
(ii) That the undergraduate and graduate program in Agricultural Mechanics
be discontinued, and that the Department of Agricultural Mechanics be
renamed the Department of Bio-Resource Engineering    (p.8446) 8468.
September 11,  1985
From the Board of Governors    (continued)
(iii) That the Department of Poultry Science and the Department of Animal
Science be discontinued as separate administrative units, and that
the faculty, programs and students in the departments be transferred
to a new Department of Animal Science    (p.8447)
(iv)      That the diploma in Agricultural Sciences be discontinued    (p.8447)
(v)        That    the    degree    of    Licentiate    in    Accounting    be    discontinued
(pp.8447-8)
(vi) That the program in Dental Hygiene be discontinued, and that the
Provincial Government be urged to make every effort to find another
institution within British Columbia to which the program in Dental
Hygiene could be transferred    (pp.8448-51)
(vii)    That   the   Bachelor   of   Recreation   Education  program  be   discontinued
(pp.8451-3)
(viii) That the Faculty of Education discontinue the offering of content
courses in Industrial Education    (pp.8453-5)
(ix) That the courses designated as "Communications, Media and Technology"
be discontinued    (pp.8455-6)
(x)        That    the    Institute    of    Animal    Resource    Ecology    be    discontinued
(pp.8457-8)
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dr.   Williams   reminded   Senate   that   in   the   past   two   years   Senate   had
approved   51   new  entrance   scholarships,   thereby   increasing  the   number  from
one   to   52.      Several   senators   had   participated   in   the   selection   of   the
winners   of   these   prestigious   awards   and   were   uniformly   impressed   by   the
outstanding   calibre   of   the   candidates.      Dr.    Williams   urged   senators   to
support in all ways possible the expansion of this worthy program.
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.
Dr.  Williams stated that the  August  Larson Memorial Prize in South Asian
Studies had been withdrawn pending modification of the description.
The motion was put and carried. 8469.
September 11,  1985
Senate Nominating Committee Membership
In accordance with established procedure the following vacancy on the
Nominating Committee was declared:
Dr.  J. R.  Stein - faculty representative
Dr. T. S.  Cook was nominated to replace Dr. Stein.
The Secretary indicated that nominations would remain open until the
October 9, 1985 Senate meeting and, if necessary, an election held at that
meeting.
Financial Statements
Copies of the Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 1985 had
been submitted to Senate as required under section 31(2) of the University
Act.
Mr. Gellatly, Vice-President, Administration and Finance, was invited to
comment on the various aspects of the Financial Statements. Mr. Gellatly
then highlighted some sections of the report for the information of Senate.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
Dr.   Elder   presented   the   report.     Dr.   Elder   informed   Senate   that   the
committee   had   discussed   the   question   of   admission   of   students   who   had
cheated on their Grade 12 Government  examinations but  who had nonetheless
met  the minimum entrance  requirements.     The  committee  had decided  to  use
the   principle  already   established  at   UBC whereby   students   are   suspended
for similar offences,  and it had been agreed that such students could not
be admitted this year. 8470.
September 11,  1985
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee    (continued)
School  of   Nursing   -   admission  to   the   First   Year   of   the   B.S.N,   program
1985/86
Senate was informed that  under the  authority granted it by  Senate,   the
Admissions    Conmittee    had    approved    a    recommendation   of    the    School   of
Nursing    that    admission   to   the    First    Year   of   the    B.S.N,    program   be
restricted to 80 for the 1985/86 Academic Year.
It was explained in the material circulated that this restriction will
begin the process of reducing enrolment in the first year clinical nursing
course (N.101) and subsequent clinical courses over the next three years
of the program. This reduction is required to implement the proposed
reduction in numbers of tenure-track faculty positions over the coming two
to three years. It will also permit the deployment of faculty for
development of a revised baccalaureate curriculum.
School of Nursing - admission to First Year Nursing 1986/87
Dr.  Elder )    That no students be admitted to
Dean Meisen        )    First Year Nursing in 1986/87
It   was   explained   in   the   proposal   circulated   that   this   will   permit   a
hiatus   in   the   ongoing   program   to   facilitate   curriculum   revision   and
planning  for  a  nursing  program that  will be built  upon at  least  one year
of   university-level   studies.     Priority   will  be   given  to   identifying  the
pre-nursing   requirements   and   the   School   will  be   prepared   to   so   advise
applicants  for   1986/87  so  that   students  will  not  be  penalized or delayed
in pursuing nursing studies.
Several members expressed concern that details of the new nursing
program were not available and did not feel that they could vote for the
motion without further information. 8471.
September 11,  1985
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
School of Nursing - admission to First  Year Nursing 1986/87    (continued)
In amendment:
Dr. Spencer ) That Senate advise interested parties
Dr.  Ingnan-Baker    ) that it is likely that no students will
be admitted to First Year Nursing in
1986/87.
In the discussion that followed Dr. Elder stated that the conmittee had
reluctantly made its recommendation with no more information than that now
before Senate. The committee realised, however, that even though the
proposed program revisions were not yet available students had to be
notified as far in advance as possible of the proposal not to admit
students to First Year Nursing in 1986/87.
Mr. Burnyeat suggested that the Dean of Applied Science be requested to
bring to the next meeting of Senate a statement concerning the proposed
revisions.
Mr. Burnyeat      )    The the matter be tabled until the
Mrs. Macdonald  )    October 9,  1985 meeting of Senate.
Carried
Nominating Committee
Dr. Elder presented the report in three parts.
1. Ad hoc Committee to Review Senate Procedures and Vacancies on Senate
Commit te"es"
At its meeting of May 22, 1985 Senate agreed that an ad hoc Committee
be estalished to collate and evaluate existing Senate procedures and
rules of order; and recommend new procedures and/or changes to
existing procedures as necessary; and that a manual of procedures be
published and distributed to Senate members. The Nominating
Committee recommends the following membership:
Mrs. H. M. Belkin
Professor J. Blom
Dr. J. P. Kimmins
Dr. P. R. Tennant
Mr. R. A. Yaworsky 8472.
September 11, 1985
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating Committee
1. Ad hoc Conmittee to Review Senate Procedures and Vacancies on Senate
Committee's" (continued)
The Nominating Conmittee nominates the following persons to fill
vacancies on Senate Committees:
Admissions
Dr. J. M. McMillan  - replacing Dr. R. A. Adams
Agenda
Dean J. F. Richards - replacing Dean C V. Finnegan
Continuing Education
Dean A. Meisen     - replacing Acting Dean B. E. March
Curriculum
Dr. M. A. Goldberg  - replacing Dr. R. F. Kelly
Dr. A. G. Mitchell  - replacing Dr. P. R. Tennant
Liaison with Post-Secondary Institutions
Dr. J. D. Dennison  - replacing Dr. C. V. Finnegan
Tributes
Dr.  P.  R.  Tennant        - replacing Dr.  J.  R.  Stein
Library
Dean R.  C. Miller, Jr. - replacing Dr. J. R. Stein
St. Mark's College Board
Mrs.  E.  D.  Fulton        - replacing Dr.  C  V.  Finnegan
Ad hoc Committee on Emeritus Status for non-faculty
Dean A. Meisen - replacing Acting Dean B. E. March
Dr.  Elder )    That the recommendations of the Nominating
Dr.  Stager )    Conmittee concerning the membership of the
Ad hoc Committee to Review Senate Procedures
and the vacancies on Senate Committees be
approved.
Carried
2. Presidential Advisory Committee for the selection of a Vice-President
Academic'
In February 1975, the Board of Governors and the Senate agreed to the
following terms of reference and composition in establishing a
committee for the recommendation and selection of candidates for the
position of Vice-President: 8473.
September 11, 1985
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating Committee
2. Presidential Advisory Committee for the selection of a Vice-President
f
Academic    (continued
Terms of reference
1. To consider candidates for a Vice-President (Senior Academic
Administrator) position.
2. To advise the President on the choice of a Vice-President (Senior
Academic Administrator) in order that he may make an appropriate
recommendation to the Board of Governors.
Membership
To be composed as follows:
Chairman    -    President-designate
Secretary -    To be chosen by the conmittee from its members
Members      -    Three members of the Board of Governors,   appointed by
the        President        in       consultation       with       the
President-designate
Three members of Senate,  elected by Senate
The Nominating committee nominates the following members of Senate
to serve on the Presidential Advisory Conmittee:
Dr.  J.  A. S.  Evans
Dr.  J.  H.  V.  Gilbert
Dr. J. Ingman-Baker
Dr. Elder )    That the recommendations of the Nominating
Dr.  Kimmins        )    Committee concerning the three members of
Senate to serve on the Presidential Advisory
Committee for the selection of a Vice-President
Academic be approved.
In response to a query the Chairman confirmed that additional
nominations could be made from the floor. The following nominations were
made and accepted: 8474.
September 11,  1985
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating Committee
2. Presidential Advisory  Conmittee for the   selection of  a Vice-President
Academic    (continued)
Dr. R. Stewart
(Nominated by Dean P. T. Burns)
Dr. G. G. E. Scudder
(Nominated by Dr. L. S. Weiler)
Dr.  K.  J.   Holsti
(Nominated by Dr. P. R.  Tennant)
Dean Lusztig      )    That nominations close.
Dean Suedfeld    )
Carried
Dr.  Elder )    That the Registrar be instructed to conduct
Dean Suedfeld     )    a mail ballot and that the results be
announced at the next meeting of Senate.
Carried
3. Admissions Committee membership
The  Nominating  Conmittee recommended that  Senate adopt the following
motion:
"That   the   Faculties  of   Arts,   Education   and   Science   be   represented
ex-officio on the Senate Admissions Committee"."
Dr. Elder )    That the recommendation of the Nominating
Dr.  Tennant        )    Committee that the Faculties of Arts,
Education and Science be represented ex-officio
on the Senate Admissions Committee be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Gilbert   ) That the name of the Department of
Dr. Wisenthal ) Diagnostic Radiology be changed to the
Department of Radiology.
Carried
Centre for Continuing Education
Report on Diploma and Certificate Programs
The  following report on diploma and certificate programs administered by
the Centre for Continuing Education had been circulated for information: 8475.
September 11,  1985
Centre for Continuing Education
Report on Diploma and Certificate Programs    (continued)
"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.
1. There were four new admissions into the program this year.
2. Total  enrolment   in  the   program   since   its  inception  in   1968  now
stands at  1,130 with a total of 92 graduates to date.
3. There  were   218  registrants  for  the   23  courses   offered  on-campus
and in the Greater Vancouver area.
4. There     were     45    registrants     for     the     six     courses    offered
province-wide.
B. A total of 41 professional foresters were admitted to the parallel
Diploma Program in Administration for Foresters, offered by the
Faculty of Forestry and managed by Engineering Programs, with the
first two graduating in Spring 1982.
Certificate in Site Planning
The second year of the Certificate in Site Planning program had eight
students registered in year two, and nine in year one.
Five of the students in year two completed all the requirements for the
Certificate by the end of April 1985.
In the 1985-86 Academic year, a second year class of ten students is
expected. Applications for the first year program are being accepted
now."
Guided Independent Study
Criminology Certificate Program
The  following report on the  Criminology Certificate Program administered
through Guided Independent Study had been circulated for information.
"The twelve students remaining in this program have until June 30, 1986
to complete their qualifications for The University of British Columbia
Certificate in Criminology. No more than five of these students are in
a position to complete their qualifications by the closing date.
One student is currently registered in a course. No certificates were
granted in 1984-85." 8476.
September 11,  1985
Report of the Registrar on Spring Session Enrolment 1985
The   report   of   the   Registrar   on  Spring  Session  Enrolment   for   1985 was
received for information.
Report of the Registrar on Summer Session Enrolment  1985
The   report   of   the   Registrar   on   Summer  Session   Enrolment   for   1985  was
received for information.
Other business
Winter Session Enrolment
In response to a query the Registrar reported that although late
registration and registration in the Faculty of Graduate Studies was
continuing, preliminary figures indicated that there would be no
significant increase in the total enrolment. However, First Year
enrolment was up about 3.5%. Enrolment in the Faculty of Arts was up
about 22% in First Year while First Year in the Faculty of Science
remained about the same as last year. He pointed out that although the
figures were preliminary they indicated that there had been an increase in
new enrolment and a somewhat less than expected enrolment of returning
students.
Report of the Tributes Committee    (in camera)
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 Gordon Merritt Shrum. 8477.
September 11, 1985
Report of the Tributes Committee
Memorial Minute (continued)
MEMORIAL MINUTE
GORDON MERRITT SHRUM 1896-1985
With the death last summer of Gordon Merritt Shrum, The University of
British Columbia lost yet another of its outstanding pioneers. Rarely has
one individual given so much of his life, his energy and his amazing
talents to the university which he loved so deeply.
Gordon Shrum accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of Physics in
1925. For the next thirty-six years he served in every capacity in which
the University called him. He headed the Department of Physics from 1937
to 1961; played a major role during World War II as officer in charge of
the COTC; served as Director of Extension from 1937 to 1953, during which
the University expanded its services throughout the Province; he was
Director of Housing in the most critical period of growth in the
University's history; and his academic career culminated with his
responsibilities as Dean of Graduate Studies from 1957 to 1961.
Dr. Shrum also served, with distinction, on the Senate of the University
from 1957 to 1961. He was awarded an Honorary D.Sc degree from U.B.C in
1961.
It is quite impossible to adequately summarize Gordon Shrum's second great
career, which began after his official retirement from the University.
His triumphs as a builder, a planner, an administrator and as a remarkable
servant of this Province are all well known. Simon Fraser University and
the Peace River Dam stand as just two consequences of his determination
and his will to accomplish.
This University has given much to society through its pursuit of
excellence in those three major commitments, teaching, research and public
service. In all three activities there is no finer example than the
legacy of Gordon Shrum.
To the members of his family, the Senate of The University of British
Columbia extends its deepest sympathy.
Dr. Dennison  ) That the memorial statement for
Dr. Stewart   ) Gordon Merritt Shrum be spread on
the minutes of Senate and that a
copy be sent to the relatives of
the deceased.
Carried 8478.
September 11,  1985
Report of the Tributes Committee    (continued)
Honorary Degrees
Dr. Dennison reminded Senate that the Tributes Conmittee would be
pleased to receive nominations for possible honorary degree recipients and
that these should be submitted to the Tributes Conmittee, Ceremonies
Office.
The meeting adjourned at 10.30 p.m.
The  next regular meeting of  Senate will be held on Wednesday,  October 9,
1985.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 8479.
September 11, 1985
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate
Austrian Embassy Book Prize - The Austrian Embassy annually provides two
book prizes to undergraduate students at this University who have
demonstrated excellence in the study of German. The award will be made on
the recommendation of the Department of Germanic Studies. (The award will
be available in the  1984/85 Winter Session.)
Canadian Progress Club of Greater Vancouver Scholarship - An annual
scholarship of $500 has been established by the Canadian Progress Club of
Greater Vancouver. This scholarship will be awarded to a student in the
M.Sc. program in Audiology and Speech Sciences. The recipient will have
demonstrated both academic excellence and an interest in the area of
autism. The award will be made on the recommendation of the School of
Audiology and Speech Sciences. (The award will be available in the 1985/86
Winter Session.)
Clark, Wilson Scholarship - The firm of Clark, Wilson, Barristers and
Solicitors, will award a scholarship consisting of tuition fees to a student
completing second year of his or her legal studies in the Faculty of Law.
The award will be based on high academic standing. The award will be made
on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (The award will be available
in the 1986/87 Winter Session.)
Margaret Ruth Crawford Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of
approximately $400 has been made available by the late Margaret Ruth
Crawford. The award will be offered to a student from Britannia Secondary
School (Vancouver) who is entering the Faculty of Arts at U.B.C. from Grade
XII. Preference will be given to a student with high standing in English
XII.     (The award will be available in the 1985/86 Winter Session.)
Garry C. Cuthbert Memorial Bursary - A bursary has been established in
perpetuity by family and friends, to honour the memory of Garry Charles
Cuthbert. The award, in the amount of approximately $250, will be open to
students in any year and Faculty, and preference will be given to students
with dependent children. The donors have expressed the wish that those who
benefit from the fund will, if and when circumstances permit, contribute to
its perpetuation. (The award will be available in the 1986/87 Winter
Session.)
Allen Ephraim Diamond Graduate Fellowship - In recognition of his more than
thirty years of contributions to the company, to the real estate development
industry and to the business community, the Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Limited has endowed the Allen Ephraim Diamond Fellowship in Commerce and
Business Administration at The University of British Columbia. The
fellowship of $5,000 will be awarded annually to a graduate of an Ontario
university entering the M.B.A., M.Sc. or Ph.D. program in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration. The award will be made on the
recommendation of the Faculty and will be based on academic excellence
consistent with the University's graduate admissions standards/ (The award
will be available in the  1986/87 Winter Session.) 8480.
September 11, 1985
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate    (continued)
Captain Donald Francis Elliot Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship in the
amount of approximately $500 has been established in perpetuity by Gertrude
Jeanne Elliot. The award will be made to a student entering the penultimate
or final year in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
Preference will be given to a mature student with a demonstrated interest in
business and community affairs. The award will be made on the
recommendation of the Faculty. (The award will be available in the 1985/86
Winter Session.)
Faculty of Education Bursary Fund - Bursaries to a total of approximately
$600 per annum have been made available by donations from the Vancouver
Normal School and its graduates, and the Vancouver Secondary Women Teachers'
Association. The awards will be made to students in the Faculty of
Education, and are open to students attending either Winter Session or
Summer Session.     (The award will be available in the 1986/87 Winter Session.)
Graduating Class of Law 1950 Bursary - A bursary in the amount of
approximately $650 has been made available by the Law Class of 1950, on the
occasion of its 35th reunion. The award will be made to a student entering
the second or third year of studies in the Faculty of Law with preference
given to a third year student. (The award will be available in the 1986/87
Winter Session.)
Graduating Class of Law '59 Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of
approximately $200 has been made available by the members of the Class of
Law 1959, on the occasion of their 25th reunion. The award will be made
annually to a student who has achieved high academic standing in either
first or second year of legal studies. The award will be made on the
recommendation of the Faulty. (The award will be available in the 1986/87
Winter Session.)
Dr. Clay Hallman Scholarship for Proficiency in Removable Prosthetics - A
scholarship in the amount of $500 has been established in honour of Dr. Clay
Hallman by the Vancouver Oral Diagnosis Study Club. The award will be made
on the recommendation of the Faculty to a student entering the final year of
Dentistry and will be based on proficiency in the third year, in the field
of removable prosthetics. (The award will be available in the 1986/87
Winter Session.)
Hamber Foundation Special Bursary - Several bursaries to a maximum of $300
each have been established to assist women students who, due to unforseen
circumstances, find themselves in serious financial need during the course
of the academic term. Awards will be made on the recommendation of the
Office for Women Students. (The award will be available in the 1985/86
Winter Session.)
Dr. & Mrs. W. Clarke Horning Scholarships - Scholarships to a total of
approximately $5,300 per annum have been made available by the late Janet
Massey Horning. The scholarships will be made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Commerce ard Business Administration to students entering the
final year of undergraduate studies in the Accounting and Management
Information Systems option. (The award will be available in the 1986/87
Winter Session.) 8481.
September 11, 1985
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate    (continued)
Mary Higginbotham Lockard Memorial Bursary - One or more bursaries
totalling approximately $2,500 per annum have been endowed by E. N.
Lockard in memory of his wife Mary J. Higginbotham, who attended the
Provincial Normal School and The University of British Columbia in the
1920's and who could have benefitted from the assistance this bursary is
providing. The award will be made to a deserving and worthy woman
student, with preference to an undergraduate. (The award will be
available in the 1986/87 Winter Session.)
H. R. MacMillan Family Fund Bursaries - Bursaries to a total of $20,000
have been made available by the H. R. MacMillan Family Fund. The awards
will be made to students attending the University from communities in
which the MacMillan Bloedel Company Limited maintains significant
operations. The relevant communities are Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Powell
River, Chemainus, Duncan, Parksville, Tofino, and the Queen Charlotte
Islands. The awards will be made to students demonstrating financial
need.     (The award will be available in the 1985/86 Winter Session.)
Albert Massey Bursary - Bursaries to a total of approximately $15,000
have been made available by the late Albert Massey. The awards will be
made to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Medicine who have good
academic standing and require financial assistance. At the discretion of
the Dean, the funds may be used to support student research during the
summer.     (The award will be available in the 1986/87 Winter Session.)
Ernest David Wesley Maxwell Bursary - A bursary in the amount of
approximately $200 has been made available by the late Ernest David
Wesley Maxwell, B.A. 1942, B.Ed. 1958. Mr. Maxwell taught in British
Columbia for 42 years. The award will be made to a student demonstrating
financial need. (The award will be available in the 1986/87 Winter
Session.)
Microtel Pacific Research Scholarship - An annual scholarship in the
amount of $1,000 is provided by Microtel Pacific Research Limited to an
outstanding student entering third or fourth year in the Departments of
Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. The scholarship will be made
on the recommendation of the Faculties and will alternate between the two
departments involved. (The award will be available in the 1985/86 Winter
Session.)
Ian Mills Bursary - A bursary in the amount of $500 has been made
available by Ian Mills, to assist a needy and deserving student in a
program leading to a B.F.A. degree in the Studio Program. (The award
will be available in the 1985/86 Winter Session.)
Outreach Doctoral Fellowships in Business Administration - A private
Foundation in Western Canada has provided funding to help address the
critical shortage of teachers and researchers in business administration
and more particularly the significant under-representation of women both
on faculties of business administration across North America and in their
doctoral programs.    On the recommendation of the Faculty of Commerce and 8482.
September 11, 1985
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate
Outreach Doctoral Fellowships in Business Administration (continued)
Business Administration, annual fellowships of up to $12,000 may be
awarded to outstanding female students enrolling in the doctoral program
for the first time. Subject to satisfactory performance, renewal of the
fellowships may be recommended for an additional two years. The
equivalent of ten renewable fellowships will be available under the
"outreach" program. (The award will be available in the 1985/86 Winter
Session.)
Physical Education Undergraduate Society Prize - This prize has been
initiated by members of the Physical Education Undergraduate Society and
is intended to recognize students in the School of Physical Education who
have made unselfish contributions to students and faculty life. The
prize in the amount of $150 will be awarded annually to a student in
third or fourth year Physical Education, who has maintained a high
overall academic average and has demonstrated leadership qualities
through extra-curricular activities within the field of Physical
Education. Students wishing to be considered for the prize should
include a resume and two letters of reference from professionals within
the field of Physical Education. Completed applications must be received
by February 1 and should be sent to: The School of Physical Education and
Recreation, War Memorial Gymnasium, 6081 University Boulevard, Vancouver,
B.C. The award will be made on the recommendation of the School of
Physical Education and Recreation in consultation with the Physical
Education Undergraduate Society. (The award will be available in the
1985/86 Winter Session.)
Joseph M. Prodor Scholarships in Tort Law - Two scholarships of $500
each, a gift of Joseph M. Prodor, Esq., Barrister and Solicitor, will be
awarded annually to students who show outstanding achievement in the
course on Torts in first year Law. The awards will be made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (This award will be available in
the 1985/86 Winter Session.)
John and Muriel Ridington Memorial Bursary - A bursary in the amount of
$200 has been made available by family and friends of Muriel and John
Ridington. John Ridington was appointed as U.B.C.'s first Librarian in
1915 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1940. The
bursary will be awarded to a student in the Librarianship Program in the
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. (This award will be
available in the 1985/86 Winter Session.)
Shaughnessy Hospital Department of Psychiatry Prize - A prize in the
amount of $200, established by ERe Department of Psychiatry at
Shaughnessy Hospital, is awarded annually to a student in the final year
of the course leading to the degree of M.D. It will be awarded to a
student who has completed his/her clinical training in Psychiatry at
Shaughnessy Hospital, and has demonstrated outstanding academic and
clinical performance in the field of Psychiatry. The prize will be made
on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine staff in the Department
of Psychiatry, Shaughnessy Hospital. (The award will be available in the
1984/85 Winter Session.) 8483.
September 11, 1985
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate    (continued)
Dorothy Blakey Smith Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount
of $350 has been established By family, friends, and colleagues of
Dorothy Blakey Smith. The award will be made to an outstanding student
entering the second year of the Master of Archival Studies Program, on
the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information
Studies.     (The award will be available in the 1986/87 Winter Session.)
Gordon Robert Smith Scholarship - A scholarship of $250, given in memory
of Gordon Robert Smith by Marigold Nurseries Ltd., is offered to an
outstanding student entering second, third or fourth year in the
Department of Plant Science and specializing in horticulture. The award
will be made on the basis of a demonstrated interest and ability in
commercial horticulture as shown by practical work experience in
commercial or public horticulture. In the event that two students are
considered to be equal, consideration will be given to the need for
financial assistance. The scholarship will be awarded on the joint
recommendation of the Director of the Botanical Garden and the Head of
the Department of Plant Science. (The award will be available in the
1986/87 Winter Session.)
William James Tough Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of
approximately $500 has been made available in memory of William James
Tough. The award will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty to a
student in the M.B.A. or M.Sc. (Business) program with preference given
to mature students, and those with an undergraduate degree in
Engineering. (The award will be made available in the 1985/86 Winter
Session.)
University   of   B.C.   Forestry Alumni   Division   -   Marc   Gormley   Bursary   -
Bursaries to a total of $8,000 have been made available by the University
of B.C. Forestry Alumni Division, in memory of Marc Gormley, a former
President of the Alumni Division, and a distinguished forester of the
profession in British Columbia. The awards will be made to students in
the Faculty of Forestry, demonstrating financial need. Individual awards
will not normally exceed $1,000. (The award will be available in the
1985/86 Winter Session.)
University of B.C. Forestry Alumni Division Scholarship - A scholarship
in the amount of approximately $800 has been endowed by the University of
B.C. Forestry Alumni Division. The award will be made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry and the Executive of the
Forestry Alumni Division. (The award will be available in the 1986/87
Winter Session.)
University of B.C. Library, Archival and Information Studies Margaret
Burke Scholarship" - A" scholarship In the amount of" $150 has been
established by the Alumni Division of the School of Library, Archival and
Information Studies, in honour of Margaret Burke. In her role as
admissions and placement co-ordinator she provided students of the School
with support and counselling for more than 20 years.    The award will be 8484.
September 11, 1985
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate
University of B.C. Library, Archival and Information Studies Margaret
Burke Scholarship    (continued)
made on the recommendation of the School to a student entering second
year of any program in the School, who has demonstrated academic ability
and shown promise of professional achievement. (The award will be
available in the 1986/87 Winter Session.)
University of B.C. M.B.A./M.Sc (Bus.Admin.) Alumni Bursary - The
M.B.A./M.sc Division of the UBC Alumni Association has established an
annual bursary in the amount of $500. The bursary will be given to a
needy full-time student who has successfully completed the first year of
the M.B.A. or M.Sc. (Bus.Admin.) program at UBC and is continuing in the
second year. The recipient must not be in receipt of another
M.B.A./M.Sc. Alumni award. (The award will be available in the 1985/86
Winter Session.)
University of B.C. M.B.A./M.Sc. (Bus.Admin.) Alumni Scholarship - The
M.B.A./M.Sc Division of the UBC Alumni Association has established an
annual scholarship in the amount of $500. The scholarship will be
awarded to a full-time student who has completed the first year of The
University of British Columbia's M.B.A.. or M.Sc. (Bus.Admin.) program
with high academic standing and is continuing in the second year. The
recipient must not be in receipt of another M.B.A./M.Sc. Alumni award.
The scholarship will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (The
award will be available in the 1985/86 Winter Session.)
U.S.A. Alumni Scholarships - Three scholarships at $2,500 each, gift of
tne Friends of UBC Inc., are available to students who are permanent
residents of the U.S.A. (U.S. citizens permanently residing in the U.S.A.
and citizens of foreign countries who permanently reside in the U.S.A.,
i.e. possess a green card) and who are beginning or continuing studies at
The University of British Columbia. Selection will be made on the basis
of academic standing and personal qualities. The successful candidates
will be chosen by a committee consisting of representatives of Friends of
UBC Inc. and the University. Students must apply on a special form which
may be obtained by contacting Mr. P. Gerald Marra, President, Friends of
UBC Inc., 1739-172 Place N.E., Bellevue, Washington 98008 U.S.A.
telephone (206) 641-3535. Completed applications must be received by
April 1.     (This award will be available in the 1986/87 Winter Session.)
Fitzpatrick Walters Bursary in Music - A bursary in the amount of $100
has been established by Mr. & Mrs. Harold Walters. This award will be
made on the recommendation of the Department of Music to a talented and
promising performance major who, without financial assistance, would be
unable to complete his/her program of study. (This award will be
available in the 1985/86 Winter Session.) 8485.
September 11, 1985
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate    (continued)
S. H. Zbarsky Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be
awarded periodically to an outstanding Ph.D. student in the Department of
Biochemistry. The scholarship has been made possible by the friends and
colleagues of Dr. S. H. Zbarsky in recognition of his outstanding
contributions to Biochemistry and UBC. Dr. Zbarsky was one of the
original three members of the UBC Department of Biochemistry when it was
established in 1950. The award will be made on the recommendation of the
Department of Biochemistry for outstanding achievements in course work,
research, Ph.D. comprehensive examinations, and in the student seminar
series.     (The award will be available in the 1986/87 Winter Session.)

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