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 THE   UNIVERSITY    OF   BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF DECEMBER 16, 1992
Attendance
Present: President D. W. Strangway (Chair), Chancellor L. R. Peterson, Vice-President D. R. Birch, Mr.
S. Alsgard, Dr. A. P. Autor, Mr. J. A. Banfield, Mr. S. W. Baumber, Dean C. S. Binkley, Dean pro tem.
M. A. Boyd, Ms. E. Brady, Dr. D. M. Brunette, Mr. B. D. Burgess, Dr. D. G. A. Carter, Dr. R. L.
Chase, Dr. S. Cherry, Dr. T. S. Cook, Dr. K. Dawson, Mr. D. A. Dyment, Dr. G. W. Eaton, Dean M.
A. Goldberg, Dean J. R. Grace, Dr. S. E. Grace, Dr. R. D. Guy, Dr. S. W. Hamilton, Dr. M. Isaacson,
Dr. J. G. T. Kelsey, Dr. M. M. Klawe, Mr. O. C. W. Lau, Dr. S. C. Lindstrom, Dr. D. M. Lyster, Dean
M. P. Marchak, Dean B. C. McBride, Dr. H. McDonald, Dr. J. A. McLean, Dean J. H. McNeill, Mr.
W. B. McNulty, Dean A. Meisen, Dr. A. G. Mitchell, Mr. J. A. Olynyk, Dr. R. J. Patrick, Ms. B. M.
Peterson, Dr. C. Price, Professor R. S. Reid, Dr. P. Resnick, Dean J. F. Richards, Mr. M. M. Ryan, Mr.
A. J. Scow, Dr. R. A. Shearer, Dean N. Sheehan, Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Dean C. L. Smith, Dr. L. de
Sobrino, Dr. L. J. Stan, Mr. M. Sugimoto, Dr. R. C. Tees, Mr. G. A. Thom, Dr. W. Uegama, Dr. A.
Van Seters, Dr. J. M. Varah, Mr. L. Waldman, Dr. D. A. Wehrung, Dr. R. M. Will, Dr. D. Ll.
Williams, Mr. E. C. H. Woo, Ms. N. E. Woo.
Regrets: Mr. J. D. Adler, Mr. D. A. Anderson, Dr. A. F. J. Artibise, Mr. D.'A. C. Boulton, Professor P.
J. Bryden, Professor E. A. Carty, Mr. N. A. Davidson, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Mr. W. F. Dick, Ms. C. J.
Forsythe, Mr. M. A. Fuoss, Mr. E. B. Goehring, Rev. J. Hanrahan, Dean M. J. Hollenberg, Mr. D. K.
Leung, Mr. D. Makihara, Dr. L. Paszner, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Mr. C. M. Sing, Dr. J. Vanderstoep,
Dr. W. C. Wright, Jr.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dean Goldberg l        That the minutes of the third regular meeting
Mr. Banfield i        of Senate for the Session 1992-93, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
Chair's Remarks and Related Questions
The President noted that this was the last Senate meeting for Dr. Van Seters, Principal of
Vancouver School of Theology, who is moving to Toronto to take up the position of
Principal of Knox College. The President asked Senate to join him in a round of applause
for Dr. Van Seters.
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From the Board of Governors
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 that the Deans and Heads concerned with new programs
be asked to indicate the space requirements, if any, of such new programs.
i.     Awards (pp.10415-6 & p.10442)
ii.      Curriculum proposals from the Faculty of Law (pp.10426 & 10443)
iii.      Change in name of the School of Rehabilitation Medicine to the School of
Rehabilitation Sciences (pp.10428-30)
iv.      Change in name of the Chair in Fisheries Oceanography to Chair in The Ocean
Environment and its Living Resources (p. 10432)
v.      Change in name of the Department of Biochemistry to the Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and change in name of the Department of
Anesthesiology to the Department of Anaesthesia (pp. 10432-3)
vi.      Change in name of the Department of Harvesting and Wood Science to the
Department of Wood Science (pp.10433-4)
Reports of Committees of Senate
ACADEMIC POLICY COMMITTEE
Dr. Tees, Chair of the Committee, presented the following report, which had been
circulated:
Proposed Calendar Changes
The committee recommends the following Calendar changes:
1. Standing in courses or programs.
Each requirement for a "first class" average or standing will be replaced by "at least an 80%
average" and each requirement for a "second class" average or standing be replaced by "at
least a 65% average".
Comment: A number of faculties, schools and departments still have references in the
Calendar to "first class standing", "second class average" or similar terms as part of their
requirements. These terms are not consistent with the grading policy that was implemented in
September 1991. The committee recommends replacing them with percentage grades.
The proposed changes in Calendar wording will not change any existing requirement. If a
Faculty wishes to change a particular requirement (e.g., so that the percentage matches one of
the limits of a letter grade range) the change should be brought to Senate for approval in the
normal way. Faculties will also be asked to replace phrases such as " upper second class
standing" and "pass standing" with the equivalent percentage or percentage range.
2. T standing. The following should be added to the Calendar section Grading Practices on page
29:
If a student in a baccalaureate program who receives a T standing in a graduating
essay or other course approved by the Faculty completes the course within 12 months
of the
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end of the term in which he or she first registered for the course the T standing will be
replaced by the grade assigned. If the course is not completed within 12 months the T
standing will be replaced by a grade of zero (or F standing in a Pass/Fail course).
Comment: The present Calendar entry under Fees on page 33: 9. Baccalaureate Programs -
Completion of Graduating Essays should be deleted.
This is not a change in policy. It moves the regulations on T standing from the Fees section to
the Grading Practices section where they belong and clarifies (a) the time limit for completing
the course, (b) what happens when the grade is submitted and (c) what happens if the course is
not completed. The requirement that the student pay an additional $25 fee at the time the
essay is submitted is deleted.
3. Supplemental Examinations. The following should be added to the Calendar entry on
Supplemental Examinations on page 29, immediately before the present last paragraph:
If a supplemental exam is not written by the end of the next regular supplemental
examination period for that session the supplemental standing will be removed.
Comment: This will clarify what happens when a student who has been given S standing does
not write the supplemental exam.
4. Deferred Examinations. The following statement should be added to the Calendar entry on
Deferred Examinations on page 29, immediately following the last paragraph:
When a deferred exam is not written the deferred standing will be replaced with a
grade (or standing of F in courses that are graded as Pass or Fail). Students who are
unable to write a deferred examination by the end of the next regular supplemental
examination period for that session through circumstances beyond their control should
notify the office of the Dean of their Faculty as soon as possible.
Comment: This will clarify what happens when a student who has been given deferred
standing does not write the deferred exam. If there are no extenuating circumstances which
would justify extending the deferred standing the student should receive a grade which reflects
performance in the course. Faculties should ensure that this information is kept for each
course in which a student is given deferred standing.
5. Space in courses. The present Calendar entry Students Entering a Graduating Year (General
Academic Regulations, page 28) should be replaced by the following:
Space in Courses Enrolment is limited in all courses and admission does not guarantee
that space will be available in any course or section. However no student in a
graduating year may be excluded from a course necessary to meet degree program
requirements because of lack of space (this rule does not apply to elective courses or
preferred sections of courses). Any student in a graduating year who is confronted
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with such a situation should consult the Dean, Director, Department Head or Faculty
Adviser.
Comment: With the advent of TELEREG there is a specific limitation on the enrolment in
every section of every course. The existing Calendar entry implies that students may not be
able to register in courses because of lack of space. The Calendar should state explicitly that
admission does not guarantee that a student will be able to register in a particular course or
section except for the special case noted above.
6.   Withdrawal. The present last paragraph of the "Withdrawal" section (General Academic
Regulations, page 30): should be replaced with the following:
When TELEREG is available undergraduate students may withdraw from the
university by using TELEREG to withdraw from all courses. In all other cases a
student who wishes to withdraw from the university must obtain the approval of the
Dean, Director or Faculty Advisor on a Change or Registration form. When the
withdrawal is approved the Transcript of Academic Record will show the date of
withdrawal and a standing of W in all courses that are not completed on that date.
When the withdrawal is not approved the student will remain registered in all courses
and a final grade and/or standing will be assigned at the end of the term or session.
Unclassified students who wish to withdraw should apply to the Registrar's Office.
Comment: The present wording of the last paragraph of the Withdrawal section begins: "A
student who decides to withdraw...". This implies that the decision lies with the student. In
fact withdrawal is only permitted with the approval of the Faculty. In other cases students
remain registered in their program whether or not they continue to attend classes. The
proposed revision makes this clear.
Dr. Tees l        That the proposed Calendar changes be
Dr. Hamilton J        approved.
Carried.
Attention was drawn to the statement under the heading Deferred Examinations. It was
agreed that the statement was ambiguous and that it should be referred back to the
Academic Policy Committee for clarification.
In response to a query concerning the statement under the heading Standing in courses or
programs, Dr. Tees explained that if any Faculty or Department wishes to set a different
requirement that is not 80% or 65% they can do so.
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The motion to approve the proposed
Calendar changes, with the exception of the
statement on Deferred Examinations, was put
and carried.
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
Proposed changes to the Admissions section of the Calendar
Dr. Will, Chair of the Committee, presented a report recommending the following
changes to the Admissions section of the Calendar:
1. General Policy on Admissions (page 21, left column). Add a new sentence to the
last paragraph:
The University reserves the right, the published regulations notwithstanding,
to deny admission on the basis of overall academic record and to limit
enrolment by selecting from among qualified applicants those who will be
admitted. Note: Because of enrolment limitations the academic standing
required for admission to most programs is higher than the published
minimum.
2. British Columbia/Yukon Secondary School Applicants (page 21, right column).
Revise first paragraph to read:
The minimum academic standing to qualify for admission to the University
is Secondary School Graduation with a C+ (2.5) average. Note: Because of
enrolment limitations the academic standing required for admission to most
programs is higher than 2.5. Admissions to some programs requires a
minimum standing in specific courses.
General Admission Requirements (page 24, left column). Revise first line to read:
The average admission is calculated on the following courses:
3. Applicants for Transfer from a College or University in British Columbia (page 24,
right column). Revise the section "Transfer Policy" to read:
Transfer Policy
1) General Admission Requirements - The basic principle is that transfer be
considered only for those students whose previous academic records are
satisfactory. The minimum academic standing to qualify for admission to
the University is a C average or grade point average of 2.0 (calculated on a
4-point scale: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=l, F=0) on all college or university courses
attempted, including failures and repeated courses. Certain Schools
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and Faculties require a higher grade point average for admission and some
may require a minimum standing in specific courses. Note: Because of
enrolment limitations the academic standing required for admission to most
programs is higher than the published minimum.
4.   Applicants Transferring from Post-Secondary Institutions in Canada (page 25, left
column). Revise the first paragraph to read:
The minimum standing required for admission to the University is a C
average or grade point average of 2.0 (calculated on a 4-point scale: A=4,
B=3, C=2, D=l, F=0) on all university transfer courses attempted including
failures and repeated courses. Certain Schools and Faculties require a higher
grade point average for admission and some may require a minimum
standing in specific courses. Note: Because of enrolment limitations the
academic standing required for admission to most programs is higher than
the published minimum."
Dr. Will l        That the proposed changes to the Admissions
Dr. Shearer J        section of the Calendar be approved.
Carried.
New Education Abroad Program Partner Institutions
The following list of proposed new Education Abroad Program partner institutions had
been circulated for information:
Lancaster University Lancaster, U.K
University of East Anglia Norwich, U.K.
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts Paris, France
Oregan State University Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A
Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden
The University of Bonn Bonn, Germany
Grenoble Institute of Political Studies Grenoble, France
(Grenoble University of Social Sciences (IEP))
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE (SEE APPENDIX B)
Dr. Sobrino, Chair of the Committee, presented the report.
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Reports of Committees of Senate
Faculty of Applied Science
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Applied Science (with the exception of CIVL 302 which has been referred to the
Subcommittee on the Proliferation of Statistics courses), subject to the following:
■ APSC 201 - delete the first sentence of the description and add the words "in
the field of engineering" after "material". The Committee also recommends
that there be close cooperation between the Faculty of Applied Science and the
Department of English in the ongoing development of this course.
■ CIVL 230 - change description to read: "Review of statics; beam forces, shear
and moment diagrams; definitions of stress and strain; constitutive relations;
stresses in elementary rods, shafts, beams and tanks; Mohr's circle;
deformations of beams and shafts; introduction to indeterminate structures.
Prerequisite: PHYS 170, MATH 154. Corequisite: CIVL 228.
■ CIVL 445 - the current description of this course states that a comprehensive
group report is required two weeks before the end of classes. Because this
course is being changed to a 2 term course, the Committee recommends that
the words "in the second term" be added after "classes".
CIVL 301 - the proposed change in corequisite is withheld pending the
outcome of discussions on CIVL 302
CIVL 340 and 415 - the proposed change in corequisite and prerequisites is
withheld pending the outcome of discussions on CIVL 302
CIVL 421 - this course was deleted (effective September 1992) at the May 1992
Senate meeting
Program Changes Second Year - after "third year" delete the words "and
changed to a CIVL course CIVL 302."
Program Changes Third Year - after "make room for" delete the words "CIVL
302, which is a replacement for..."
Engineering Physics Program Changes - before ELEC 450 delete the words
"change footnote (a)..." and insert "Complementary Studies Electives". (These
courses are to be added to the program listings with an indication that footnote
(a) applies.)
GEOL 256 - in list of prerequisites change GEOL 101 to GEOL 100
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Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences, subject to the following:
■ FOOD 416, hours should read (3-2;0-0)
■ SOIL 417, in the description change GIS to read: geographic information
systems, and the hours should read: (0-0-0;2-0-4)
School of Architecture
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the School of
Architecture.
Faculties of Arts and Science
The Committee recommended approval of a B.A. Honours Program in Environmental
Studies and a B.Sc. Honours Program in Environmental Sciences, subject to the following:
■ The penultimate sentence in the last paragraph of the Arts Calendar statement
should be amended to read: "Students must maintain at least a 68% cumulative
average (B-) for continuation..."
■ After the above sentence add the following text:
"...Students who do not meet the required standards for continuation, or
who choose to change programs after Second or Third Year, may seek
permission of the Faculty to transfer to the General Arts Program. Transfer
to a Major program after Second Year, or to the General Program after
Third Year, may result in some deficiencies in program requirements and a
need for additional course work."
■ In the list of options under Fourth Year, change Forestry 385 to Forestry 387
and delete Forestry 395 and 420.
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■ At the beginning of the 6th line in the 4th paragraph of the Science Calendar
statement add the word cumulative.
■ Footnote 4, change Forestry 385 to Forestry 387, add Forestry 403, and delete
Forestry 420 and 421.
Faculty of Arts
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of Arts,
subject to the following:
■ Renumber Anthropology 319 to 318 and 320 to 319. Add hours: (3-0).
■ Anthropology 427 - add hours: (3-0)
■ Honours in Chinese (Japanese) Third and Fourth Years. Delete the words
"...selected from the following courses:"
■ Under Economics, Major Requirements, change the order of the two statements
so that "Mathematics 200 and 221 are recommended but not required" comes
first.
■ ENGL 427 change credits to (3-6)d
■ Renumber English 438 to 460 and 439 to 461
■ Under Film change the number of Film 431 to 430
■ Sociology - delete this item as this is an entry for the Transfer Guide only.
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration, subject to the following:
■ COMM 465 - substitute ECON 100 for ECON 201 as a prerequisite
■ COMM 295 - delete ECON 301 from courses listed.
■ Under Program requirements "Third Year" change "One course from the
following list..." to read: COMM 393 or 399 (secondary core)Y
 Vancouver Senate 10453
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Reports of Committees of Senate
Faculty of Dentistry
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Dentistry, subject to the following revisions to the course descriptions for ORBI 413 and
423:
■ ORBI 413 (2) Introductory Biomaterials Science - Principles of biomaterials
science relevant to the study of dental materials. (l-0;l-0)
■ ORBI 423 (2) Dental Materials Science - Relationships between structure and
properties of the major classes of dental materials; biocompatibility. (l-0;l-0)
Faculty of Education
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Education.
Faculty of Forestry
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Forestry, subject to the following:
■ FRST 422, in the description change GIS to read: Geographic Information
Systems
■ B.Sc. Wood Science Major, Business Management and Marketing, under Third
Year add COMM 465 after COMM 297 and delete the words "or equivalent",
and under Fourth Year add COMM 399 after COMM 397, and delete COMM
341 and ECON 301 and 302.
■ Add the following Calendar statement re the Wood Industries Cooperative
Education Program:
"The Wood Industries Cooperative Education Program is designed to
provide qualified students with work experience integrated with their
academic programs. Admission to the program is limited and based on:
Academic qualifications and progress
Letters of reference
Interviews with faculty advisors and industrial sponsors
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The work program is a year round program based on three sessions of
targeted employment consisting of the following: one summer work
placement, one Winter Session Term 1 placement and one Winter Session
Term 2 placement. The full program requires five years to complete. The
program is available for all three areas of concentration within the Wood
Science and Industry Major. Students accepted into the program will
register in the appropriate non-credit Cooperative Education Courses (see
detailed listing of Wood Science courses in Courses of Instruction section).
Students are expected to write technical reports detailing their activities in
the Winter Term placements.
To graduate in the Cooperative Education program, the student must
complete the required number of work placements along with the normal
academic requirements.
Students interested in admission to the program should contact the
Department of Harvesting and Wood Science, Room 389, MacMillan
Building, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4."
Faculty of Medicine
The Committee recommended approval of proposed criteria for the assignment of credits,
and approval of curriculum proposals, subject to the following revisions to the course
descriptions for INDE 427 and 477:
■ INDE 427: Addiction Medicine and Intercollegial Responsibility I: Core
knowledge and attitudes of addiction medicine
■ INDE 477: Addiction Medicine and Intercollegial Responsibility II: This course
is integrated throughout the four years of the medical program to prepare
students to diagnose and treat substance use disorders in patients, families and
colleagues. Final course evaluation in fourth year.
School of Physical Education and Recreation
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the School of
Physical Education and Recreation, subject to the following:
■ Leisure and Sport Management:
• Year 3 - COMM 457, 458 - credit should read 6
• Year 4 - change COMM 396 to COMM 465
Note #3 - change COMM 4XX to COMM 465
PHED 481- change prerequisite to COMM 465 or 396
 Vancouver Senate 10455
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School of Rehabilitation Medicine
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the School of
Rehabilitation Medicine, with the exception of RHME 490.
Faculty of Science
The Committee recommended approval of new general requirements, and approval of
curriculum proposals subject to the following:
■ Science One. Change the first sentence to read: "Science One is a 21-credit
program spanning two terms...". The next sentence should start with "It"
instead of "The course...".
■ Change the second paragraph to read: Prerequisites for enrolment in Science
One are marks of B or better in each of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Mathematics
12 and Physics 12. Students who are unable to satisfy the requirement for
Biology 12, but who are otherwise qualified, should submit an explanatory
letter from their secondary school Principal or Counsellor with their
application for admission to Science One. Enrolment is limited.
■ In the third paragraph, change "Students enrolled in this course..." to
"Students enrolled in this program..."
■ ECOL-Ecology and Environmental Biology:
• under footnote 1, add ECON 201, 471, 472
• under footnote 3, delete FRST 385, 386, 420, and add FRST 387
■ New option CONS-Conservation Biology - change CONS to CONB to avoid
confusion with the Forestry conservation program code.
• Under footnote 4, delete FRST 385, 386, 395, 420, and add FRST
387, 403
Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Care
The Committee recommended approval of a new course in Health Care Ethics, HETH
400, which incorporates into a single course the various proposals from other Faculties
and Schools.
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Dr. Sobrino l        That the proposals of the Faculties of Applied
Dr. Resnick i        Science (with the exception of CIVL 302),
Agricultural Sciences, School of Architecture,
Faculties of Arts, Commerce and Business
Administration, Dentistry, Education,
Forestry, Medicine, Schools of Physical
Education and Recreation, Rehabilitation
Sciences, the Faculty of Science, and a new
interdisciplinary course in Health Care Ethics,
be approved.
There was some discussion concerning a proposal to abolish supplemental examinations
in the Faculty of Science. Dr. McBride explained that the rationale for the proposal is that
it is a very inefficient system that benefits very few people. Supplemental examinations are
given long after the courses have been completed and as no remedial work is offered to
these students there is a very low success rate. He noted that UBC was one of the few
institutions that still offers supplemental examinations.
Student senators expressed concern at the proposal to abolish supplemental, particularly
since they felt that other Faculties might wish to follow suit. Mr. Lau felt that this would
be particularly disadvantageous to students in the Faculty of Applied Science. As the
recommendation was not to be implemented until September 1994, Mr. Lau suggested
that the proposal be tabled until more substantive information was provided on which to
base a decision.
Mr. Lau i        That the recommendations to abolish
Mr. Woo j        supplemental examinations in the Faculty of
Science be tabled.
Lost.
In response to a query the Registrar, Dr. Spencer, stated that many courses and
departments do not offer supplemental examinations. He stated that the regulation in
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the Calendar states that supplemental examination regulations vary among Faculties and
are described in the Faculty/School sections of the Calendar. Students are governed by the
regulations of the Faculty or School in which they are registered. Supplemental
Examinations are not available in all Faculties or in all courses. Dr. Spencer reminded
Senate that promotion practices in the past were very different from those of today. In
many programs, students who failed to complete every course in a year were required to
repeat the entire year and in some cases students did not receive credit for any courses
unless they passed their entire year. He stated that those regulations no longer exist, and
suggested that their absence had some bearing on whether or not supplemental are still
needed in the way that they were when failure in courses had a very different impact on a
student's progress from the impact that it has today.
After further discussion, the motion to
approve the proposal of the various
Faculties and Schools was put and
carried.
n
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Dr. Will, Chair of the Committee, reported that the Committee had nominated the
following persons to fill vacancies on Senate Committees:
Extracurricular Activities
■ Ms.E. Brady - replacing Mr. J. Skorpil University Library
■ Mr. J. A. Olynyk - replacing Mr. Y. L. Fulmer
Dr. Will l        That the recommendations of the Nominating
Dr. Banfield J        Committee be approved.
Carried.
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10458
Faculty of Applied Science
COMMITTEE ON STUDENT AWARDS
Dr. Cook, Chair of the Committee, presented the report.
Dr. Cook
Dean Sheehan
That the new awards (listed in Appendix A) be
accepted subject to the approval of the Board
of Governors and that letters of thanks be sent
to the donors.
Carried.
Faculty of Applied Science
PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A CHAIR IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Dean Meisen i
Dr. Birch J
That the proposal to establish a Chair in
Computer Engineering be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Arts
PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A CHAIR IN AMERICAN STUDIES
Dean Marchak
Dr. Tees
That the proposal to establish a Chair in
American Studies be approved.
Carried.
PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH THE DAVID AND BRENDA MCLEAN CHAIR IN CANADIAN
STUDIES
Dean Marchak
Dr. Tees
That the proposal to establish the David and
Brenda McLean Chair in Canadian Studies be
approved.
Carried.
PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A CHAIR IN SOUTH-NORTH STUDIES
Dean Marchak l
Professor Reid J
That the proposal to establish a Chair in
South-North Studies be approved.
Carried.
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Proposals to establish Chairs
Proposals to establish Chairs
Dr. Resnick informed Senate that in view of the crisis the Library is facing, the Library
Committee had discussed the creation of these new Chairs and suggested that an effort
should be made to ensure that some of the funding goes into the Library collection.
In response to a question concerning matching funds, the President stated that discussions
with the Ministry were in progress.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
GRADUATE COUNCIL COORDINATING COMMITTEE
Dean Grace informed Senate that when the Graduate Council was established in 1986,
four standing committees were specifically proposed, one of which was the Coordinating
Committee. Over the intervening years the Committee had ceased to have any positive
benefit. The Faculty therefore recommended that the committee be abolished.
Dean Grace l        That the Coordinating Committee of the
Dean Goldberg i        Graduate Council be abolished.
Carried.
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE
Dean Grace reminded Senate that in April 1992, Senate approved the establishment of the
Centre and referred the proposal to the Graduate Council for review with a report to be
brought to Senate within six months. Dean Grace reported that a Review Committee had
been established and that the following recommendations and conclusions had been
approved by Graduate Council:
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Adjournment
i.      That the proposed Centre serves a unique, useful and important service to the
University.
ii.      That it be called the Biomedical Research Centre
iii.      That the Centre be treated in a like manner to any other academic unit in terms of
administration (budget, faculty appointments, etc.).
iv.      Since the Centre was an interfaculty unit involving graduate affairs, that the Dean
of Graduate Studies (or designate) be added to the President's Advisory
Committee, congruent with other interfaculty Centres involved in graduate
education.
v. Once the Centre has been fully integrated into the University, that the Centre
review the necessity of having the external Scientific Review Committee meet
annually.
vi.      That the Biomedical Research Centre be established at The University of British
Columbia and that, should Provincial support for the BRC decrease, such a
decision would not impact on other units in the Faculties.
Dean Grace l        That the recommendation of Graduate Council
Dr. Cherry J        concerning the Biomedical Research Centre be
approved.
Carried.
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 9.15 p.m.
Next Meeting
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 1993.
 Vancouver Senate 10461
Minutes of December 16,1992
Appendix A
Appendix A
NEW AWARDS RECOMMENDED TO SENATE
Hazel and Jack Grimmett Bursary - Bursaries totalling $2500 have been endowed
by Hazel and Jack Grimmett. The awards are offered to students enrolled in the
Faculty of Education Teacher Education Program who are Canadian Citizens or
permanent residents of Canada. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session)
Hazel and Jack Grimmett Scholarship - Scholarships totalling $2500, endowed by
Hazel and Jack Grimmett, are awarded to students enrolled in the Faculty of
Education Teacher Education Program who are Canadian citizens or permanent
residents of Canada. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the
Faculty. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session)
 Vancouver Senate 10462
Minutes of December 16,1992
Appendix B
Appendix B
COURSE AND CURRICULUM PROPOSALS (PP. 10462-10477)
Note: The full text of this report to Senate is not included in the Minutes. Copies are
available from the Associate Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services. Many reports are
also available on the Vancouver Senate website at www.senate.ubc.ca.

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