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Array 9486.
March 15, 1989
The Seventh Regular Meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the Session 1988-89 was held on Wednesday, March 15, 1989 at
8.00 p.m. in Room 102, George F. Curtis Building.
Present: President D. W. Strangway, (Chairman), Vice-President D. R.
Birch, Chancellor L. R. Peterson, Mr. S. Alsgard, Mr. D. A. Anderson, Dr. B.
Bressler, Dean P. T. Burns, Mr. R. G. Bush, Dr. D. G. A. Carter, Ms. H. E.
Cowan, Mr. N. A. Davidson, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Acting Dean D. Dolphin, Dr.
G. W. Eaton, Dr. A. J. Elder, Mr. J. A. S. Fogarassy, Mr. E. B. Goehring,
Dr. S. E. Grace, Mr. A. K. Haji, Dr. S. W. Hamilton, Dr. P. G. Hill, Ms. A.
Ironside, Dean R. W. Kennedy, Dr. A. Kozak, Mr. E. W. N. Lam, Dean P. A.
Lusztig, Mr. M. G. McMillan, Dean J. H. McNeill, Dean A. Meisen, Dr. A. G.
Mitchell, Dr. B. M. Morrison, Mr. S. R. Pearce, Mr. R. L. Peters, Mr. D. M.
Pettingale, Dr. J. E. Phillips, Mrs. G. E. Plant, Mr. E. S. Reid, Dean J. F.
Richards, Dr. D. F. Robitaille, Dr. L. de Sobrino, Mr. R. A. Speers, Dr.
J. K. Stager, Dr. L. J. Stan, Dean P. Suedfeld, Mr. G. Taylor, Dr. R. C.
Tees, Mr. G. A. Thorn, Dr. R. C. Thompson, Mr. S. Vukusic, Dean W. A. Webber,
Dr. D. A. Wehrung, Dr. L. S. Weiler, Ms. N. E. Woo.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from Dr.
J. M. Anderson, Dr. E. G. Auld, Professor P. L. Bryden, Rev. P. C. Burns,
Mr. R. Bush, Dr. T. S. Cook, Ms. L. M. Copeland, Dr. A. Eisen, Dr. J. A. S.
Evans, Mr. S. F. Haffey, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Dr. M. A. Hickling, Dr. S. Katz,
Dr. S. C. Lindstrom, Dr. B. C McBride, Mr. D. Mclnnes, Dr. J. A. McLean,
Dean P. B. Robertson, Mr. M. M. Ryan, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. M. Shaw,
Dean N. Sheehan, Dr. P. R. Tennant, Dr. A. Van Seters, Dr. J. Vanderstoep,
Dean R. M. Will, Dr. W. W. Wood, Dr. W. C. Wright, Jr.
Minutes of previous meeting
Dean Webber   )  That the minutes of the Fifth regular meeting
Mr. Thorn      )  of Senate for the Session 1988-89, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried
Business arising from the Minutes
Tuition fees - telereg deposit
In response to a query, the Chairman stated that the Board of Governors
authorized the increase in the telereg deposit from $100 to $200, as
recommended by Senate, subject to satisfactory arrangements being made to
implement the increase. On the advice of the Registrar's Office as to the
implications of the change, the deposit has been left at $100 for the next
winter session. 9487.
March 15, 1989
Chairman's remarks and related guestions
President Strangway informed Senate that negotiations had been taking
place between UBC and colleges in the interior for the offering of UBC
degree completion programs. The "Guiding Principles for Negotiating Joint
UBC/College Agreements to Deliver UBC Degree Completion Programs Off Campus"
were to be examined by the Senate Committee on Academic Policy prior to
consideration by Senate. President Strangway invited Vice-President Birch
to report on the progress of the discussions.
Vice-President Birch explained that the Ministry of Advanced Education
and Job Training had authorized the colleges to plan toward degree
completion programs in their regions. They were encouraged to approach the
B.C. universities and engage in joint planning with those institutions. The
Ministry made a commitment to advance planning money both to the colleges
and the universities involved. UBC established a negotiating team
consisting of Acting Dean D. Dolphin, Dean J. F. Richards, Dean Nancy
Sheehan and Dean R. M. Will. In the discussions that had taken place,
Cariboo College had indicated that they wished to work with UBC in Arts,
Science and Education to provide degree completion opportunities in
Kamloops. Cariboo College had been encouraged by the Ministry to think in
terms of beginning some third year work in Arts and Science and the first
year of a teacher's professional program as early as fall 1989.
Establishing principles was a challenge with such a short time-line.
However, agreement had been reached on principles and operational guidelines
for the implementation of programs. A budget had been submitted to the
Ministry for the offering of a number of courses in Arts, Science and
Education. The principles agreed upon contained all the powers required for
the University to protect the academic integrity of the programs, issues of
admission, of examination, grading of students, and their advancement from
year to year # 9488.
March 15, 1989
Chairman's remarks and related questions  (continued)
On the fiscal side, the protection of the direct and indirect costs to the
University in participating in those programs had been covered.
Vice-President Birch informed Senate that Okanagan College has also
approached UBC. They, however, were looking at the implementation of
programs in 1990 rather than 1989, and were much more concerned that there
be full understanding and a mutual agreement in place before actually
planning the offering of courses and programs. UBC was also approached by
Malaspina College but it was thought that, given their proximity to the
University of Victoria, it did not make sense for them to be linked to UBC.
In conclusion, Vice-President Birch stated that the two institutions
that UBC expected to be working with would also be working with the
University of Victoria in degree completion programs in Nursing, and
Okanagan College had made a preliminary decision to work with them in
teacher education. It is expected that Okanagan College will work with UBC
as far as Arts and Science are concerned.
In response to a query concerning conditions of appointment of faculty
to teach third and fourth year courses, Vice-President Birch explained that
people who teach in Arts and Science programs will be members of the college
bargaining unit although the principles agreed on also make provision for
UBC faculty members to teach courses on the basis of agreement between the
college and the University, but as far as Education programs are concerned
the understanding is that the instructors in those programs may have to be
employees of the University because the College of Teachers extends
certification only to graduates of approved and accredited programs. 9489.
March 15, 1989
Chairman's remarks and related questions (continued)
In his concluding remarks, President Strangway informed Senate that the
provincial government would be announcing new plans in connection with
post-secondary education. He also noted that the fund-raising campaign
would be officially launched on March 20.
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.
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)   Proposal of the Faculties of Applied Science and Science to offer a
Chemical Engineering/Chemistry Honours Program.  (pp.9404-5)
(ii)  Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences,  (p.9406)
(iii)  Curriculum changes  recommended  by  the  School  of  Architecture,
(pp.9407-8)
(iv)  Proposal of the Faculty of Arts to offer a Diploma in Applied
Creative Non-Fiction,  (p.9409))
(v)   Curriculum proposals recommended by  the  Faculty  of  Education,
(pp.9409-11)
(vi)  Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Forestry.  (p.9412)
(vii)  Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Graduate Studies,
(pp.9412-3)
(viii) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Law.  (p.9413)
(ix)  Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Medicine.  (p.9414)
(x)   Curriculum changes recommended by the School of Nursing.  (p.9415)
(xi)  Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences.  (p.9415) 9 490.
March 15, 1989
From the Board of Governors  (continued)
(xii) Curriculum changes recommended by the School of Physical Education
and Recreation.  (p.9415)
(xiii) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Science,
(pp.9415-27)
(xiv) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Arts,
(pp.9451-70)
(xv) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Applied Science,
with the exception of the deletion MECH 290.  (pp.9470-6)
(xvi) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration,  (pp.9476-8)
(xvii) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
(with the exception of the change in the Biology Graduate Program
calendar statement).  (9478-8 4)
(xviii) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Medicine,
(p.9484)
(xix) Curriculum proposals recommended by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences, with the exception of PHAR 407.  (p.9484)
Senate Nominating Committee
In accordance with established procedures the following vacancies on the
Nominating Committee were declared:
Miss H. Shou - student representative
Mr. R. A. Speers - student representative
Members of Senate, including the new student senators who take office on
April 1, 1989, 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 19, 1989 Senate meeting and, if necessary, an election
held at that meeting.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee - 1989/90 Enrolment Quotas and Controls
In presenting the following report Dr. Elder, Chairman of the Committee,
noted that the enrolment quotas for the Faculty of Science had not been 9491.
March 15, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee - 1989/90 Enrolment Quotas and Controls (continued)
available when the report was prepared for circulation.  However, the
Faculty had since informed the Committee that they proposed a quota of
1,325 for admission into first year Science.
NEW STUDENT INITIAL YEAR ENROLMENT QUOTAS AND CONTROLS
1986-87  1987-88   1988-89  1989-90
Arts I
Arts II
Arts III
Agricultural Sciences
Applied Science
Architecture
Audiology & Speech Science
Commerce & Business Administration
Dentistry
* Education - Elementary
- Secondary
- NITEP
* Family & Nutritional Sciences
Fine Arts
Forestry
Landscape Architecture
Law
* Library Archival & Info. Studies
Medicine
* Music I
* Music II & III
Nursing
Pharmacy
* Physical Education I
* Physical Education II
* Physical Education III
Rehabilitation Medicine
Science
* Social Work - Post B.A.
- Post B.A.
- B.S.W.
O.T.
P.T.
Yr.
Yr.
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
450
450
450
450
300
300
300
300
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
450
450
450
450
46
45
45
45
20
20
25
25
390
390
390
395
40
40
40
40
-
125
225
290
-
120
165
220
-
30
30
30
n/a
n/a
n/a
20
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
20
20
20
20
2 40
2 40
2 40
2 40
45
45
60
57
120
120
120
120
N/A
56
67
60
N/A
N/A
33
32
80
80
80
80
140
140
140
140
n/a
n/a
n/a
65
n/a
n/a
n/a
60
n/a
n/a
n/a
45
24
24
30
30
26
26
30
30
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,325
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
50
30
30
30
12
*New quotas and revisions
Dr. Elder     ) That Senate approve the enrolment guotas
Mr. Pearce    ) and controls for 1989/90.
President Strangway invited Vice-President Birch to comment on overall
enrolment strategies.  Vice-President Birch noted that as the Ministry had 9492.
March 15, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee - 1989/90 Enrolment Quotas and Controls (continued)
been undertaking its planning with regard to access to post-secondary
education in the province, and to a long-term strategy for increased
levels of access at the undergraduate and graduate levels, one of the
things that had become increasingly important was that UBC should look at
its enrolment planning as an institution rather than merely responding to
the proposals that came forward Faculty by Faculty. Consequently, this
had been approached in the following ways:
1. Meetings had been held with the Deans of those Faculties that deal
with direct admission from secondary schools, since admission to one
Faculty may have a substantial impact on another Faculty.
2. Apart from the province's overall plan and the way in which the
University may be funded incrementally, once the University has a
certain level of enrolment the revenue from tuition fees is built
into the operating budget and committed against anticipated
expenditures, so that decisions taken to limit enrolment, or to
reduce enrolment, may have a fiscal impact for a particular Faculty
or the University as a whole.
Vice-President Birch stated that one of the results of these discussions
is that it has become very important to look at the enrolment in the
Faculty of Science and enrolment in the Faculty of Applied Science
together.  The Faculty of Science has had an interest in reducing its
enrolment and unless there was a concomitant increase elsewhere the
University would not be able to sustain the tuition loss.  At the same
time the Faculty of Applied Science has had an interest in moving further
toward their goal of more direct admissions from high school.  Since each
admission into the Faculty of Applied Science costs the Faculty of Science
the equivalent of a year's instruction, the relationship of the target in
one area and the instructional load in another area requires very careful
consideration.  Vice-President Birch thought it important that members of
Senate recognize the degree of planning that has to take 9493.
March 15, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee - 1989/90 Enrolment Quotas and Controls (continued)
place at the University level beyond the judgements within an individual
Faculty. He stated that the Deans had been very responsive and
co-operative in working with each other to arrive at appropriate quotas
even though there were still a number of Faculties who felt that they were
quite seriously over-extended at the level of enrolment they are currently
dealing with. In conclusion, Vice-President Birch stated that the
University would be doing more specific and more integrated enrolment
planning over the next few years.
The motion to approve the proposed enrolment quotas was put and carried.
Senate Budget Committee
Dr. Robitaille,  Chairman of the Committee, presented the following
report for information:
"The last formal report of the Budget Committee was presented to Senate
at its May 1988 meeting. This report summarizes the major work of the
Committee during the period from May, 1988 to February, 1989 and
concentrates on the four main areas of the Committee's activities during
that period:
1. providing advice to the President on the preparation of the operating
budget for the 1988-89 fiscal year;
2. participating in the development of a budget-planning cycle for the
University;
3. studying and providing advice on the University's submissions to the
Ministry of Advanced Education and Job Training for the 1989-90
fiscal year;
4. discussing matters relating to the academic priorities of the
University, including meeting with representatives from the
Provincial Access Committee.
The report also includes a summary of the Committee's discussion of
questions raised on the floor or Senate regarding changes in the
proportion of the University's operating budget allocated to faculty
salaries and administration. 9494.
March 15, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate
Senate Budget Committee (continued)
Preparation of the Operating Budget for 1988-89
During the months of June and July the Committee met with each of the
Vice-Presidents to discuss and provide advice on the provisional budgets
submitted to the Vice-Presidents from each of the units reporting to
them. This was a time-consuming task, but one which provided Committee
members with a good overall view of the University's financial
position. Members of the Committee gained considerable insight into
issues of budgetary priorities within the University, and became more
familiar with the overall financial position of the institution as well
as with some of the budgetary issues and trade-offs which must be dealt
with.
After all of the budgetary submission had been examined, members of the
Committee discussed alterations to the process of developing the
University's operating budget, and the Committee's role in that process
for the coming year. It was generally agreed that a more formal
budget-planning cycle be implemented, and that the Committee should
focus most of its attention on questions of budget priorities and
allocations rather than on a highly detailed examination of budget
submissions from individual units.
Development of a Budget-Planning Cycle
During the fall of 1988, the Committee met on several occasions to
discuss the establishment of a budget-planning cycle which would have
the Committee involved at the beginning as well as the end of the
cycle. Establishment of such a cycle would provide members with an
opportunity to provide advice to the President in a way and at a time
when that advice might influence the overall direction of fiscal
allocations.
In November, the Committee considered and approved modifications to a
proposed budget-planning cycle which is to be implemented on a trial
basis for the development of the 1989-90 budget. A copy of that
proposal is attached to this report. It should be noted, at least for
the current year, that the cycle is somewhat out of phase because of
difficulties associated with preparation of the documentation required.
The Committee fully expects that the steps of the cycle will be
followed, although at times different from those listed. The Committee
further expects that the cycle will be more closely adhered to in the
coming years.
Discussions of Budgetary Submissions for 1989-90
In  November,  the  Committee  examined  and  discussed  the  joint
universities' submission to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Job
Training for fiscal 1989-90, as well as UBC's supplementary submission
which dealt primarily with increased levels of support needed for
graduate  study  and  research.   The  Committee  also  discussed  a
supplementary submission from all three universities regarding
additional funding to improve faculty salaries. 9495.
March 15, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate
Senate Budget Committee  (continued)
Discussions of Matters Affecting Academic Priorities
The Committee discussed the University's submission to the JPAC (Joint
Planning and Articulation Committee) at several of its meetings during
the year. The Committee also met with members of JPAC to discuss that
committee's report and recommendations, and to put forward a number of
suggestions for changes in the final report.
Trends in Budgetary Allocations
At a meeting of Senate earlier this year, a question was raised about
changes in the percentage of the operating budget allocated to the
Faculties over the past several years. The Committee discussed this
matter on the basis of an examination of relevant data prepared by the
Office of Budget Planning and Systems Management. These data show that
there has been a decline on the order of two percentage points in the
proportion of the operating budget allocated to the Faculties since 1982.
Prior to 1982, UBC devoted less of its operating budget to
administrative costs than any other major Canadian university.
Increases which have been made to non-Faculty operating budgets in
recent years reflect the fact that the amounts previously allocated were
inadequate to meet current requirements.
Much of the increase in the administrative budget for the University
stems from three areas: the Development Office, Community Relations,
and Information Systems Management. The increased budget for
Information Systems Management reflects the urgent need to update
administrative systems. The increases to the Development Office and
Community Relations are closely related to the University's fund-raising
activities and the efforts being made to increase community awareness of
the activities of the University.
Over the five-year period from FY83-84 to FY87-88, the proportion of the
operating budget allocated to faculty salaries at UBC declined by about
3 percentage points, from 45 to 42 percent. Staff salary allocations
also decreased by 3 percentage points. In spite of these decreases, the
statistics indicate that UBC continues to allocate a greater proportion
of its general-purpose operating fund to academic salaries than do other
major universities in Canada.
A PROPOSAL FOR AN ANNUAL PLANNING AND BUDGETING CYCLE
INTRODUCTION
During the past several years, the University has been moving towards
regularizing its planning and budgeting cycle.
The purpose of this document is to describe the current process and
observations relating thereto, and provide recommendations for improving
the Planning/Budgeting cycle. 9496.
March 15, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate
Senate Budget Committee (continued)
A DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRENT PLANNING/BUDGETING CYCLE
The current budgetary cycle begins in July and ends in September of the
following fiscal year.  In the intervening 14-month period:
1. In preparing jointly with the other universities for the succeeding
year's operating grant request, the President takes into
consideration proposed priorities and other advice of the Senate
Budget Committee, Committee of Deans and the Board of Governors.
Following preparation of the submission, the President informs each
of the above of the content of the request and provides periodic
progress reports of its status.
2. The President's Office drafts Budget Guidelines for distribution to
the University community. These guidelines serve two purposes: to
set short and long term budgetary objectives and to serve as a guide
to resource allocation decisions. Advice on the draft guidelines is
sought from both the Senate Budget Committee and the Committee of
Deans. From time to time, the Board of Governors is asked to approve
the guidelines.
3. Based upon instructions and formats developed by the President's
Office, individual budget units prepare operating budget requests for
the following fiscal year. These are then submitted to their
vice-president/president. In the case of Faculties, Deans prepare
submissions for their entire Faculty and submit them to the
Vice-President Academic. Submissions from Deans are expected to
incorporate departmental concerns and consultations.
4. For the units reporting to them, each vice-president and the
president review the submissions, consult with the initiating units
regarding desired changes, and determine the level of funding
increase/decrease each is prepared to recommend.
5. Budget simulation models are developed and reviewed with the
President's Office. These models help to set the parameters for
resource allocation decisions.
6. Each vice-president and the president review the budget proposals for
their units with the University's senior administration (president
and vice-presidents meeting as a budget committee). Tentative
allocation decisions are taken on a unit-by-unit basis.
7. Each vice-president and the president present to the Senate Budget
Committee the budget proposals from the units for which they are
responsible. Advice on the individual submissions is sought from the
Committee.
8. The provincial operating grant to the universities is announced and
individual university shares are subsequently determined.
9. The University's revenue budget is finalized. 9497.
March 15, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate
Senate Budget Committee
A DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRENT PLANNING/BUDGETING CYCLE  (continued)
10. The University's expense budget is finalized by the senior
administration and a summary General Purpose Operating Funds Budget
is prepared for submission to the Board of Governors.
11. The "Budget Plans and Priorities" document is finalized.
12. The summary General Purpose Operating Fund Budget and the "Budget
Plans and Priorities" document are presented to the Board of
Governors; the former for review and approval; the latter for
information.
13. The detailed operating budget is prepared and distributed to
individual operating units.
OBSERVATIONS ARISING FROM THE CURRENT PLANNING/BUDGETING CYCLE
1. The President has a statutory responsibility to present a budget to
the Board of Governors, and, subject to its approval, is responsible
for the final allocation decisions.
2. Since the 1974 revision of the Universities Act, the Senate Budget
Committee has had responsibility for advising the president on the
preparation of the University's General Purpose Operating Fund
Budget. From the perspective of the President's Office, the advice
presented has been very helpful, particularly during the
retrenchments of the mid-1980's.
3. In dealing with general principles and strategic directions, the
collective advice of the Deans is sought through the Committee of
Deans.
4. Given the lateness of government allocations decisions, the tendency
in recent years has been to concentrate the budget review process
into a relatively short time frame. This forces an overly intensive
activity level on the part of both Committee members and staff. It
is desirable to make the time commitment less onerous by spreading
the process out over a longer time frame.
5. A substantial amount of data is generated in support of the budget
preparation process. The process needs to be made more systematic by
using time series and limiting the data series provided. Advice of
the Senate Budget Committee in identifying the data formats useful in
short and long term priority planning would be most helpful."
In response to a query Dr. Robitaille stated that the budget planning
cycle referred to the 1989/90 budget, which had not yet been completed,
and that the Senate Budget Committee had not completed giving its advice
to the President on the preparation of the budget. 9498.
March 15, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate
Senate Budget Committee (continued)
Dean Lusztig noted that under the section headed "Trends in Budgetary
Allocations" information was given in relation to a question he had raised
in Senate some months ago.  He stated, however, that his question had been
misunderstood.  He explained that the question related to what appeared
under  the  heading  "Administration"  in  the  University's  Financial
Statements.  There appeared to be an increase of 44% in expenditures on
salaries over the four-year period ending March 31, 1988, whereas salaries
under the heading "Faculty" decreased over the same period.  Dean Lusztig
requested an answer to the following questions;  either at this meeting or
the next:
1. Were his numbers correct?
2. Could the Budget Committee inform Senate of the growth in F.T.E.
positions under the heading "Administration" and also the decline in
F.T.E. positions over the four-year period ending March 31, 1988?
3. In view of any emerging trends, and in particular in light of the
fact that it was proposed that there be a 1% cut in the budget of
each of the Vice-Presidents, and that the impact of this cut on the
academic side of the house might be different from the impact on the
administrative side, what advice will the Budget Committee be giving
to the President?
Committee on Student Awards
In the absence of Dr. Cook, Mrs. Plant presented the report. Mrs. Plant
drew attention to the George S. Beagrie Scholarship which had been
established to honour the former Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry.  Mrs.
Plant also drew attention to the Delta Kappa Gamma Society Bursary in
Education which had been returned to the Committee by the Board of
Governors with a request that the description be redrafted.  The amended
description was acceptable to the donors and the award was therefore being
presented to Senate again for approval.
Mrs. Plant    )  That the new awards (listed in the Appendix)
Mr. McMillan  )  be accepted subject to the approval of the
Board of Governors and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
Carried 9499.
March 15, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate (continued)
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 F. Malcolm Knapp.
IN MEMORIAM
F. MALCOLM KNAPP (1897-1989)
There are occasions when a member of the university community makes such
an outstanding contribution to his profession, and exerts such a
powerful influence upon his chosen field, that his name becomes
synonymous with the profession itself. Such is the case with Malcolm
Knapp and forestry in this province.
F. Malcolm Knapp devoted his entire adult life to the education of those
preparing to enter the field of forestry. His interest in their welfare
continued until his death on February 22, 1989, at the age of 91.
Born in 1897 in East Homer, New York, Malcolm Knapp earned his degrees
at Syracuse in 1919 and at the University of Washington in 1920. At the
age of 25 he received his first appointment as Lecturer in the then
Department of Forestry at The University of British Columbia. He was to
remain on the faculty for 41 years, during which he served as Department
Head (1933-45) and Director of the University Forest in Haney (1946-63).
During the depression period, Professor Knapp became the only instructor
and taught every course in the Department, where, to quote one
authority, "he kept the flickering flame of forestry alight" during its
most difficult years. He also served on the Senate from 1951 to 1963.
Malcolm Knapp held the rank of Registered Professional Forester, Number
One, in British Columbia and received the Distinguished Forester Award
in 1972. Among his many professional responsibilities were those of
President of the Association of Professional Engineers of B.C., and
Registrar of the British Columbia Foresters Association.
In a special ceremony in 1988, his contributions were recognized in
perpetuity by the dedication of the Maple Ridge Forest, a site acquired
through his efforts, as the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest.
Professor Knapp's range of activities extended well beyond the
University. He was prominent in his church and his community. He
played the violin, he baked his own bread, and he cultivated his great
joy, his garden, until his ninety first year.
Malcolm Knapp was a dedicated professional and a respected educator. He
will be missed - but never forgotten.
To his surviving family, the Senate of The University of British
Columbia extends its deepest sympathy. 9500.
March 15, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate
Tributes Committee
Memorial Minute  (continued)
Dr. Dennison  ) That the memorial statement for
Dean Kennedy  )  F. Malcolm Knapp be spread on
the minutes of Senate and that a
copy be sent to the relatives of
the deceased.
Carried
Emeritus Designation with Administrative Titles
Dr. Dennison, Chairman of the Tributes Committee, presented a report
which recommended that Senate adopt the following policy:
"At the time of retirement from the University, persons who have held
senior administrative positions, namely, President, Dean or
Registrar, will become eligible for the designation of "emeritus", in
association with the administrative title which they held."
It was stated in the report that until now, it had been the practice
to grant the title of President, Registrar or Dean Emeritus only if the
individual retired from the University directly from the administrative
post.  However, as term appointments for senior administrators have
become the practice,  it is  less likely  that retirement from the
University and the completion of administrative terms will coincide.
The  policy  recommended  will  provide  Emeritus  designation  with
administrative title for all who have held senior positions, instead of
only for those who reach retirement while in administrative office.
Dr. Dennison  ) That at the time of retirement from
Mr. Pearce    )  the University, persons who have held
senior administrative positions, namely,
President, Dean or Registrar, will
become eligible for the designation of
"emeritus", in association with the
administrative title which they held. 9501.
March 15, 1989
Reports of Committees of Senate
Tributes Committee
Emeritus Designation with Administrative Titles  (continued)
In amendment:
Dean Suedfeld  )  That Vice-President be included after
Dean Richards  )  President.
Carried
In response to a query, Dr. Dennison stated that the inclusion of the
University Librarian position was not discussed by the committee but
emeritus positions for librarians already exist.
There was some discussion as to whether the same rules as those for
professors emeriti would apply in order for the proposed group to
qualify for emeritus status. It was agreed that the interpretation of
the policy be left to the Registrar.
The motion, as amended, was put and carried.
Faculty of Law
Proposal to establish The Nathan T. Nemetz Chair in Legal History
The following information had been circulated in connection with a
proposal to establish The Nathan T. Nemetz Chair in Legal History:
"The Honourable Nathan T. Nemetz, Q.C, formerly Chief Justice of
British Columbia, is recognized both nationally and internationally for
the remarkable contributions he has made not only to the legal
profession but also to academia and to public affairs.
Called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1937, he was appointed King's
Counsel in 1950. He commenced a distinguished judicial career in 1963
with appointment to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He became
Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court in 1973 and from
1978 to his retirement in 1988 he was Chief Justice of British Columbia.
Chief Justice Nemetz has had a lifelong association with The University
of British Columbia commencing with a first class B.A. in History. He
has served as Chairman of the Board of Governors and Chancellor of the
University. His contributions to the University have been recognized at
all levels: honours have been bestowed by students, faculty and alumni. 9502.
March 15, 1989
Faculty of Law
Proposal  to establish The Nathan T.  Nemetz Chair  in Legal History
(continued)
"Nathan Nemetz has served on public inquiries and Royal Commissions.
Numerous associations, foundations and boards have benefitted from his
energy and his wise advice.
His friends, colleagues and members of the legal community wished to
recognize his contribution to Canada by establishing and endowing a
Chair of Legal History in the Faculty of Law, such Chair to be known as
The Nathan T. Nemetz Chair in Legal History. The Chair will be a
permanent position to which an eminent legal historian will be appointed
to conduct research, to teach and to publish on issues relating to legal
history and the perspectives it provides on our contemporary society and
on our legal system.
By establishing this Chair it is envisaged that the education of lawyers
will be enriched, legal writing in Canada advanced, and the name of the
Hon. Nathan T. Nemetz properly and permanently remembered."
Dean Burns        ) That the proposal of the Faculty of Law
Chancellor Peterson ) to establish The Nathan T. Nemetz Chair
in Legal History be approved.
Carried
Other business
UBC/VGH Collaboration in Nursing Education
In response to a query concerning the negotiations between UBC School of
Nursing and VGH School of Nursing, Dean Meisen informed Senate that a
draft report had been submitted to the Vice-President Academic for
consideration.
Tribute - Clerk to Senate
On behalf of the student senators, Mr. Derek Pettingale, expressed
appreciation to Mrs. Frances Medley, Clerk to Senate, for her guidance and
assistance to the students during their terms of office. In recognition
of her assistance, Mr. Pettingale presented Mrs. Medley with a letter
opener and pen. 9503.
March 15, 1989
Report of the Tributes Committee - in camera
Emeritus status
Dr. Dennison reported that the Committee recommended that the following
be offered emeritus status:
Professor Emeritus of Botany
Associate Professor Emeritus of English
Professor Emerita of Language Education
Professor Emeritus of Geography
Clinical  Associate  Professor  Emerita  of
Pathology
Clinical  Associate  Professor  Emeritus  of
Paediatrics
Associate Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology
and Therapeutics
Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Work
Professor   Emeritus  of  Obstetrics  and
Gynaecology
Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing
Clinical  Assistant Professor  Emeritus  of
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies
President Emeritus
Assistant Professor  Emeritus of Clinical
Dental Sciences
Professor Emerita of Psychiatry
Senior Instructor Emeritus of Anthropology
and Sociology
Professor Emeritus of Music
Clinical  Associate Professor  Emeritus of
Medicine
Associate  Professor  Emeritus  of  Physical
Education and Recreation
Professor  Emeritus  of  Clinical  Dental
Sciences
Professor Emeritus of Economics
Associate Professor Emeritus of Architecture
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Professor Emeritus of Botany
Clinical  Associate  Professor  Emeritus  of
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Theatre
Dr. Dennison noted that under the new policy the following former Deans
would qualify to be invited to accept the title of Dean Emeritus:
Dr.
T.
Bisalputra
Dr.
F.
Bowers
Dr.
J.
H. Catterson
Dr.
J.
D. Chapman
Dr.
E.
P. Crichton
Dr.
G.
H. Dorgelo
Dr.
G.
E. Dower
Dr.
N.
Epstein
Dr.
D.
K. Ford
Dr.
D.
T. Guest
Dr.
P.
Hahn
Mr.
R.
Harlow
Dr.
A.
Herstein
Dr.
L.
N. Hurvitz
Dr.
D.
T. Kenny
Dr.
S.
L. Khanna
Dr.
E.
McGeer
Mr.
R.
Muratorio-Po
Mr.
Hans-Karl Piltz
Dr.
A.
Pinkerton
Dr.
R.
L. Ramsay
Dr.
W.
A. Richter
Dr.
A.
D. Scott
Dr.
R.
W. Seaton
Dr.
M.
Si on
Dr.
G.
H. N. Towers
Dr.
M.
Turko
Mr.
S.
A. Weese
John H. M. Andrews - Education
David Bates - Medicine
C. V. Finnegan - Science
W. D. Kitts - Agricultural Sciences
S. Wah Leung - Dentistry 9504.
March 15, 1989
Report of the Tributes Committee - in camera
Emeritus Status  (continued)
Dr. Dennison  )  That the recommendation of the Tributes
Dr. Bressler  )  Committee concerning emeritus status be
approved.
Carried
The meeting adjourned at 9.00 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, April 19,
1989.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 9505.
March 15, 1989
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate
Roman M. Babicki Fellowships - Two fellowships to a total of $18,000 have
been established by Mr. Roman Babicki. The awards are to support doctoral
candidates undertaking research in one of three areas: arthritic diseases,
cancer research and cardiovascular diseases. The awards are to be rotated
among these three areas. No individual or project would receive an award
for more than two consecutive years. The awards will be made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine in consultation with the Faculty
of Graduate Studies.  (Available 1989/90 Winter Session)
George S. Beagrie Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship has been endowed by
colleagues and friends to honour Dr. George S. Beagrie, Dean of the Faculty
of Dentistry from 1978 to 1988. The scholarship will be awarded to a
student in a graduate program of Dental Science or Oral Biology leading to
an M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree. Preference is given to students showing interest
in a career or research and teaching. The potential for the strengthening
of international fellowship and understanding will also be considered. The
award will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry and
with the approval of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available 1989/90
Winter Session)
Jaswant S. Berar and Sham Kour Berar Memorial Scholarship - A $900
scholarship has been established by Ab, Sodi and Vic Berar in memory of
their parents. The award will be made on the recommendation of the
Department of Asian Studies to a student demonstrating proficiency in the
study of Sikh scriptures and the Punjabi language. (Available 1989/90
Winter Session) (This award replaces the Jaswant S. Berar Memorial Prize
and the Sham Kour Berar Memorial Prize.)
Delta Kappa Gamma Society Bursary in Education - A $500 bursary has been
made available by Delta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an
honour society of women educators. The award is intended to assist a single
mother who is entering or enrolled in a teacher education program in the
Faculty of Education. (Available 1988/89 Winter Session) (Referred back to
Senate by the Board of Governors - amended description.)
Dave Diamond Bursary - A $400 bursary has been made available from a beguest
by David Diamond for graduate or undergraduate students in the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences.  (Available 1989/90 Winter Session)
Environmental Engineering Research Scholarship - One or more scholarships
totalling $1,500 are awarded each January to a student in either the M.A.Sc
or Ph.D. program in Environmental Engineering. Funding for this award was
made possible by the Environmental Engineering Group UBC, the Canadian
Society for Civil Engineering, Environment Canada, the British Columbia
Ministry of Environment and the American Society of Civil Engineers. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the Environmental Engineering Group
of the Department of Civil Engineering in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate Studies.  (Available 1989/90 Winter Session) 9506.
March 15, 1989
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate (continued)
F.A.M.E. Award - A $400 award is made available by the Fraternal Alumni of
Mechanical Engineers, to a third year Mechanical Engineering student. The
award will be based on leadership and participation in the Engineering
Undergraduate Society. Candidates for the award must have received at least
a second class standing in the previous academic year. Students wishing to
be considered should contact the Head of the Department of Mechanical
Engineering no later than September 30th. Applications should be by letter
and clearly indicate the student's contributions to the E.U.S. (Available
1989/90 Winter Session)
Mary and James Fyfe-Smith Memorial Bursary in Landscape Architecture - A
$1,500 bursary has been made available from a bequest by Florence
Fyfe-Smith. The award will be made to a student in Landscape Architecture.
(Available 1989/90 Winter Session) (This award was originally part of the
Mary and James Fyfe-Smith Memorial Bursary in Plant Science.)
William B. McNulty Physical Education Scholarships - Two $500 scholarships
have been made available by William B. McNulty, B.P.E. '68. The awards will
be made to students entering the second, third or fourth year who have
combined academic excellence with an outstanding contribution in student or
community affairs. Emphasis will be put upon "service above self". One
award will be made to a male student, the other to a female. The awards
will be made on the recommendation of the School of Physical Education and
Recreation.  (Available 1989/90 Winter Session)
Mr. & Mrs. G. E. Poole Bursary - One or more bursaries totalling $2,000 are
made on the recommendation of the Department of Theatre, in consultation
with the Awards Office.  (Available 1989/90 Winter Session)
Ping Hua Pu Scholarship - A $400 scholarship has been endowed by Ping Hua
Pu. The award will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences to a student in the Department of Food Science.
(Available 1989/90 Winter Session)
Joseph I. Richardson Scholarship - A $200 scholarship has been established
in honour of Joseph I. Richardson. The award will be made on the
recommendation of the Department of Religious Studies, to a student with a
concentration on Hinduism and Hindu-Christian relations or Islam and
Muslim-Christian relations.  (Available 1989/90 Winter Session)
Robert W. Scott Memorial Award - A $500 award has been endowed by family and
friends of Robert W. Scott, DMD '84. The fund was augmented by a donation
from the UBC Dental Alumni Association. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty on the advice of the class, to the second year
student making the most outstanding contribution to the dental student
body.  (Available 1988/89 Winter Session)
Edward Squires Memorial Fellowships - Two $10,000 fellowships have been
endowed by Mrs. Katherine Borden in memory of her son. The awards will be
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine in consultation with
the Faculty of Graduate Studies, to students undertaking research into
spinal meningitis or related diseases of the nervous system. (Available
1989/90 Winter Session) 9507.
March 15, 1989
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate  (continued)
University of B.C Dental Alumni Association Award - This award consisting
of a framed certificate is offered by the Dentistry Alumni Association to a
student in the Dentistry graduating class. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty on the advice of the class, to the student
making the most outstanding contribution to the dental student body.
(Available 1988/89 Winter Session)
Captain C Y. Wu Scholarship in Physical Education - A $700 scholarship is
offered by Captain C. Y. and Dr. C H. Wu, to a third or fourth year student
in the B.P.E. degree program who has demonstrated an interest in aquatic
coaching or management. Preference will be given to a student with a
background of employment in an aquatic centre. The award is made on the
recommendation of the School of Physical Education and Recreation, in
consultation with the Manager of the UBC Aquatic Centre. (Available 1989/90
Winter Session)

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