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 a place of mind Vancouver Senate
www.senate.ubc.ca
THE  UNIVER5ITYOF BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 16 MAY 2012
Attendance
Present: Prof. S.J. Toope (President and Chair), Mr J. Ridge (Secretary), Mr T. Ahmed, Dr R.
Anstee, Dr K. Baimbridge, Dr J. Belanger, Ms E. Biddlecombe, Principal H. Brock, Dr L. Burr,
Mr B. Caracheo, Mr B. Caro, Dr G. Chapman, Prof. B. Craig, Mr B. Craig, Dr W. Dunford, Mr
P. Edgcumbe, Dr D. Farrar (Provost and Vice-President, Academic), Rev. Dr S. Farris, Mr D.
Fernandez, Dean B. Frank, Prof. B. Goold, Mr S. Haffey, Dr W. Hall, Dr P. Harrison, Mr M.
Hunter, Dr A. Ivanov, Mr T. Jefferson, Dr S. Knight, Dr B.S. Lalli, Ms M. Leong, Ms N. Liu, Dr
P. Loewen, Prof. B. MacDougall, Dr W McKee, Dr W. McNulty, Ms S. Morgan-Silvester
(Chancellor), Mr R. Parhar, Dean S. Peacock, Dr J. Plessis, Dean pro tem. S. Porter, Dr R. Reid,
Mr C. Roach, Dr D. Simunic, Dean R. Sindelar, Dr S. Singh, Dr R. Sparks, Ms S. Sterling, Mr
M. Thorn, Mr D. Verma, Dr M. Vessey, Dr L. Walker, Dr R. Windsor-Liscombe, Dr D. Witt, Mr
E. Woo, Mr J. Yang, Ms L. Zhu.
Regrets: Dean G. Averill, Dean M.A. Bobinski, Dr P. Choi, Ms C. Dickson, Prof. L. Eccott, Dr
S. Grayston, Rev. Dr M. Hagemoen, Dean pro tem E. Hall, Dean J. Innes, Dean M. Isman, Dr U.
Kumar, Mr P. Lee, Dr D. Lehman, Dr P. Leung, Ms K. Mahal, Dr P. Marshall, Dean D. Muzyka,
Principal L. Nasmith, Dr D. O'Donoghue, Dr I. Parent, Dr K. Patterson, Dr N. Perry, Dr A.
Riseman, Ms T. Rosseel, Dr L. Rucker, Dean C. Shuler, Mr A. Sihota, Dr B. Stelck, Dean G.
Stuart, Dr S. Thome, Ms K. Tyson, Dr R. Wilson, Dr R. Winter.
Guests: Dr A. Kindler. Ms Karen McKellin, Ms Laura Rodgers, Dr P. Smith.
Recording Secretary: Mr C. Eaton.
Call to Order
The President called the ninth regular meeting of the Senate for the 2011/2012 Academic Year to
order.
Senate & Committee Membership
The Secretary informed Senate that Mssrs Roach and Yang have been acclaimed as members of
the Nominating Committee until 31 March 2013 and thereafter until replaced.
Dr Donald Witt has been elected to Senate as a Representative to the Faculty of Science until 31
August 2014 and thereafter until replaced.
Vice- Chair of Senate for 2012-2013
Vol. 2011/12 11/12-1
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Minutes of 16 may 2012
The Registrar announced that Senators Singh and Yang have been nominated to serve as Vice-
Chair of the Senate; each candidate then spoke in favour of their candidacy. Ballots were
distributed to Senators with the results to be tabulated and announced later in the meeting.
Tributes Committee
W ROBERT MORFORD
Senator Bruce MacDougall presented on behalf of the Committee Chair, Dr Sally Thome.
Bruce MacDougall }        That Senate approve the Memorial Minute for Dr
Robert Sparks W. Robert Morford, that it be entered into the
Minutes of Senate, and that a copy be sent to the
family of the deceased.
Dr W. Robert Morford
Dr W. Robert (Bob) Morford was born in Malaya, into a military family. After serving for four
years in the Royal Military Police, including three years in the Malayan Police Jungle
Companies, Bob immigrated to Canada. He attended UBC, where he graduated at the top of the
Physical Education class of 1956, and won four Big Block Awards for rugby. Bob went on to
complete a Master of Arts degree in Physical Education at UBC, followed by a Doctor of
Education in Education Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.
Bob served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education at
California State University, Hayward from 1965-1971 and Professor and Director of the School
of Physical Education and Health Education at the University of Washington from 1971-1978,
before returning to UBC in 1978 as Professor and Director of the School of Physical Education
and Recreation (now Kinesiology). Bob's vision was to advance the research profde of the
School based on a multi-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of physical education.
He was a leading advocate for the academic field of kinesiology, and was instrumental in the
development of the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre and the recruitment of sport and
exercise medicine faculty and researchers at UBC.
In addition to his many other contributions to UBC, from 1981 to 1984, Bob served on the
Senate as a Representative of Joint Faculties.
Bob left UBC in 1995, and found himself back in the place of his birth. After serving for nine
years as a senior consultant to the National Sports Institute of Malaysia, he retired to Chapala,
Mexico.
Approved.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Richard Anstee }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 18 April 2012
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Minutes of 16 may 2012
Philip Loewen be adopted as circulated.
Approved.
Business Arising from the Minutes
In response to a question from Senator Baimbridge, the Chair advised that the University had yet
to receive information on a day being set for the 2013 Truth and Reconciliation Commission
West Coast closing event.
Remarks from the Chair
The President informed Senate that the University held its first mediation session with Canadian
Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 2278 last week. Unfortunately, the University has not
yet received Government approval to proceed with bargaining under the 2012 Cooperative Gains
Mandate and so this session was brief as the Union was not prepared to proceed until the
University was in a position to discuss compensation. UBC and CUPE will resume talks once the
Government mandate is known.
Starting on May 28*' Dr Pascal Spothelfer will assume the role of Vice-President
Communications & Community Partnerships with UBC, and Mr Stephen Owen will step down
as Vice-President External, Legal, and Community Relations. Professor Toope recognized that
Mr Owen has served UBC very well over the past five years, especially in areas of public
concern and with spearheading efforts on community engagement. The President expressed his
thanks to Vice-President Owen for his extraordinary service on UBC's behalf and stated that his
wise counsel will be missed.
Professor Toope announced that the Association of Universities & Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
delegation to Brazil was successful. The Brazilian government has set aside 100 000 scholarships
for Brazilian students to study abroad, and the President of Brazil has committed sending 12 000
students to Canada over the next five years. Further, UBC is one three Canadian universities to
join the Global Link Graduate Fellowship Program; this program offers a $20 000 fellowship to
Brazilian graduate students if they chose to study at UBC.
Finally, the President noted that many Senators will be aware that UBC will not be participating
in the model licence agreement negotiated by the AUCC with the Access Copyright publishing
consortium. UBC has made this decision after extensive consultation and on the basis that we are
in a good position to manage copyright relations ourselves.
At the President's invitation, the Provost spoke to UBC's decision. He advised Senate
that UBC had assessed its current position and its current digital licence inventory
through the library. We have determined that much of the material UBC uses is already
licensed appropriately; the agreement with Access Copyright would not have recognized
that UBC already owned the right to use much of the consortium's material. Further, the
$26 per student tariff would have been a substantial cost for the University. A review
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showed that doing copyright clearance ourselves would be more than a million dollars
less expensive per year.
The Provost went on to state that many publishers are not part of the Access Copyright
and thus we would need clearance for their material regardless of paying the tariff.
Finally, Dr Farrar noted that we are migrating our online material to a new learning
management system and this gives us an opportunity to move forward with digital
materials. There will be some difficulty incurred by our faculty; some courses will not be
affected at all but others will. UBC will be the largest University to make this choice and
Access Copyright will apply some pressure on us as a result.
The President expressed his thanks to the Library, Provost, and Counsel's offices, as well as the
deans and others, for their work on this matter. He described UBC's decision as principled and
said he expected other Universities to follow us in this decision, but noted that we will likely be
under some pressure from Access Copyright as a result of our stand.
A Senator asked if UBC faculty members would be legally liable for copyright violations.
Professor Toope replied that a faculty member could be liable, but this liability is limited
and it would likely not be justifiable in cost. The University of course intends to defend
any professor subject to such a lawsuit.
Candidates for degrees and diplomas
Philip Loewen }        That the candidates for degrees and diplomas, as
Rhodri Windsor- recommended by the Faculties and Schools, be
Liscombe granted the degrees and diplomas for which they
are recommended, effective May 2012, and that a
committee composed of the Registrar, the
appropriate Dean, and the Chair of the Vancouver
Senate be empowered to make any necessary
adjustments.
(2/3 majority required)
Approved.
Academic Building Needs Committee
ANNUAL REPORT
The Committee Chair, Dr Robert Sparks, presented. He described the past year as a very
productive one for the Committee and expressed his thanks to his Committee and to the staff of
the Secretary.
Dr Sparks highlighted the following aspects of the Committee's work:
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The Academic Building Needs Committee's work is structured around an annual
workplan and concurrent membership on the University's Property and Planning
Advisory Committee.
This year, the Committee has focused on learning spaces and in particular on classroom
maintenance and upgrades in light of the loss of the Annual Capital Allowance. We are
also working to collaborate with the Budget Committee on matters of mutual interest.
Key issues going forward are heritage, accessibility in light of the building program, and
academic green space.
For Senate's concern, Dr Sparks noted that the University's Annual Capital Allowance
has gone from $27 million to $1 million. This allowance was originally meant to cover
maintenance and upgrades for all our buildings and classrooms, and with such reductions
it cannot cover that need. The University has tried to offer some incentives to make up
for this and we will continue to explore this in the fall.
Moving forward for next year, a recently classroom inventory has shown that of our 750
classrooms, 300 are not controlled centrally. The Committee will explore this area more
over the summer and autumn.
Vice-Chair (Continued)
The President announced that as a result of the election held earlier in the meeting, Senator Justin
Yang was elected as Vice-Chair of Senate until 15 May 2013.
Academic Policy Committee
The Committee Chair, Dr Paul Harrison, presented.
TRANSFER OF THE HUMAN EARLY LEARNING PARTNERSHIP; AND THE W. MAURIC YOUNG
CENTRE FOR APPLIED ETHICS FROM THE COLLEGE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES TO
THE SCHOOL OF POPULATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Paul Harrison }        That Senate approve the transfer of the Human
Richard Anstee Early Learning Partnership from the College for
Interdisciplinary Studies to the School of
Population and Public Health in the Faculty of
Medicine, effective June 1, 2012; and
That Senate approve and recommend to the Board
of Governors the transfer of the W. Maurice
Young Centre for Applied Ethics from the College
for Interdisciplinary Studies to the School of
Population and Public Health in the Faculty of
Medicine, effective June 1, 2012.
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Senator Harrison explained that these were the last two Academic Units within the College for
Interdisciplinary Studies. In considering this matter, the Academic Policy Committee was
satisfied that the consultations undertaken for these changes have been well conducted.
Approved.
PHARMACY RESIDENT STATUS
Paul Harrison
Robert Sindelar
That 'pharmacy resident' be removed from the
Classification of Students as laid out in the UBC
Vancouver Academic Calendar.
Senator Harrison explained that this change was similar to that already approved for Medicine.
Senator Hall asked what percentage of the $78.84 registration fee went to the library.
Senator Harrison replied that he did not know. The President advised that this
information would be brought forward to the next meeting of Senate.
Approved.
Admissions Committee
See Appendix A: Admissions Summary
PH.D., M.A., AND M.ED. IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
BACHELOR OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION
Richard Anstee
Des Verma
That Senate approve changes in admission
requirements for applicants to the Ph.D., M.A.,
and M.Ed, in School Psychology programs,
effective for the 2012 Summer Session and
thereafter;
That Senate approve changes in admission
requirements for applicants to the Bachelor of
Medical Laboratory Science program, effective
for the 2012 Summer Session and thereafter;
and
That Senate approve changes in admission
requirements for applicants to the Bachelor of
Education program, effective for the 2012
Summer Session and thereafter.
Approved.
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GRADE 12 COURSES APPROVED UNDER THE POLICY ENTITLED CRITERIA FOR INCLUDING
SECONDARY SCHOOL COURSES IN AN ADMISSION AVERAGE
Senator Anstee informed Senate that the following courses have been approved for use in the
calculation of admission averages for the 2012 Winter Session and thereafter (except as noted):
American Sign Language 12 (effective for admission to the 2013 Winter Session and thereafter)
Halq 'emeylem 12
Heiltsuk 12
Hul 'q 'umi 'num' 12
Kwak 'wala 12
Liqwala/Kwakwala 12
nsiylxcdn 12
Nte?kepmxcin 12
Nuu-chah-nulth 12
Secwepemctsin (Shuswap Language) 12
Shashishalhem (Sechelt Language) 12
Sim'algaxhl Nisga'a 12
Sm'algyax 12,
Tsek'ene 12
Upper St 'at 'imcets 12
SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADE ADJUSTMENTS APPROVED UNDER POLICY J-50: SECONDARY
SCHOOL GRADE ADJUSTMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY
Senator Anstee further informed Senate that the average adjustment for Albertan students has
now been increased to 4% from 2%.
STUDENT MOBILITY AGREEMENTS APPROVED UNDER COUNCIL OF SENATES POLICY C-2:
AFFILIATIONS WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING
Senator Anstee informed Senate that the Admissions Committee had approved the following
student mobility agreements:
Beijing Forestry University
Free University of Berlin
University of Strasbourg
Technical University of Darmstadt
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Department of Management Studies)
Transatlantic Partnership for Excellence in Engineering (TEE Partnership)
Stellenbosch University (specific to Faculty of Forestry Co-op students)
Stockholm University (specific to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration)
Hokkaido University
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City University London (specific to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration)
Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (specific to students in the Faculty of Forestry)
Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University (specific to students in the Faculty of Forestry)
Central South University of Forestry
ANNUAL REPORT - APPEALS ON APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION, RE-ADMISSION AND
TRANSFER TO PROGRAMS
Dr Anstee informed Senate that of the 29 admissions-related appeals heard by the Committee
over the past year, 12 were allowed and 17 were dismissed.
The President expressed his thanks to the Committee Chair on the occasion of his last meeting as
chair of SAC.
Committee on Appeals of Academic Standing
ANNUAL REPORT
The Committee Vice-Chair, Dr Dunford, presented. He expressed his thanks to the Committee
Chair, Dr Rucker; members of the Committee; and to the staff of the Secretary for their work
over the year.
Dr Dunford informed Senate that the Committee was considering the problem of spurious
appeals and the resulting expenditure of time. At present, the problem did not seem severe but it
would be monitored over the next year along with issues relating to Reviews of Assigned
Standing.
The Committee Vice-Chair noted for Senate that generally, those appeals accepted were based
on improper or not followed procedures in the faculties. He noted that there is a great disparity
across UBC faculties in terms of the procedures followed. Senator Dunford asked faculties to be
consistent in following both their own internal policies and those of the University.
The President suggested that the Committee could play a role in sharing best practices across
faculties. The Committee Vice-Chair agreed.
Senator Baimbridge noted that Medicine had recently approved new and detailed appeals
procedures in part for the same reason as the concerns expressed by the Vice-Chair.
Curriculum Committee
See Appendix B: Curriculum Summary
On behalf of the Committee Chair, Dr Peter Marshall, Dr William McKee presented.
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William McKee }        That the new courses, changed courses, and
Joe Belanger program changes brought forward by the
Faculties of Applied Science, Arts, Commerce
and Business Administration, Education,
Graduate Studies (Applied Science, College for
Interdisciplinary Studies, Commerce and
Business Administration, Dentistry, Education,
and Medicine), Law, and Pharmaceutical
Sciences be approved.
Senator McKee expressed his thanks to Enrolment Services for their work in supporting the
Committee. He briefly outlined the proposed changes to the University's curriculum.
Approved.
Library Committee
ANNUAL REPORT
The Committee Chair, Dr Mark Vessey, presented. He expressed his thanks to the Committee's
members and Senate staff, and explained the general nature of the Committee's work to Senate.
Dr Vessey noted that the Library is becoming more central to the University's operations and
highlighted one aspects of the Committee's work: discussions around the Integrated Research
Library (IRL). This project - a high-density book depository and archive - will free up space in
our traditional libraries for research and learning opportunities, the exact nature of which are still
under discussion.
Senator Windsor-Liscombe expressed his thanks for Senator Vessey noting that many groups on
campus had a need for designated space, including the Senate, and that space was at a premium
on campus. He asked what assurances could be made that the IRL would have its expansion
space preserved given other pressing space needs at UBC.
Senator Vessey replied that no space at UBC can be committed permanently or even in
the long term, but to date there was an understanding that expansion space was both
needed and should be preserved.
In response to a follow-up question, Dr Vessey assured Senate that space would still be
available for those who wished to consult with books in their traditional form.
Dr Sparks, Chair of the Senate Academic Building Needs Committee, offered to have his
Committee consider the meeting location to be used by the Senate in the future.
Nominating Committee
Dr Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe, Committee Chair, presented.
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SENATE LIBRARY COMMITTEE
Rhodri Windsor-
Liscombe
Wendy Hall
That Senate approve the revised Senate Library
Committee Terms of Reference.
Senator Windsor-Liscombe reminded Senators to review their formal Terms of Reference in the
upcoming year.
STUDENT AWARDS COMMITTEE
Rhodri Windsor-
Liscombe
Robert Sparks
Approved.
That the membership of the Vancouver Senate
Student Awards Committee be adjusted to replace
the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards
Administrator with the Manager of Graduate
Awards, Faculty of Graduate Studies as an ex-
officio, non-voting member.
That Senate approve the proposed revisions to the
composition of the Vancouver Senate Student
Awards Committee.
Rhodri Windsor-
Liscombe
Des Verma
Approved.
That Senate approve the proposed revisions to the
composition of the Vancouver Senate Student
Awards Committee.
Approved.
STUDENT SENATOR COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
Rhodri Windsor-
Liscombe
Anstee
That Senate appoint student senators to the
Committees of Senate as follows, effective until
March 31, 2013 and thereafter until replaced:
Academic Building Needs
Barnabas Caro
Aaron Sihota
Lisa Zhu
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Academic Policy
Kir an Mahal
Justin Yang
Admissions
Natalie Liu
Enzo Woo
Agenda
Ravi Parhar
Justin Yang
Appeals on Academic Standing
Brendan Craig
Natalie Liu
Ravi Parhar
Curriculum
Barak Caracheo
Barnabas Caro
Mary Leong
Enzo Woo
Lisa Zhu
Library
Philip Edgcumbe
Tagg Jefferson
Christopher Roach
Aaron Sihota
Student Appeals on Academic Discipline
Brendan Craig
Montana Hunter
Tagg Jefferson
Student Awards
Kir an Mahal
Katherine Tyson
Teaching and Learning
Natalie Liu
Kir an Mahal
Aaron Sihota
Tributes
Montana Hunter
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Lisa Zhu
Elections Committee of the Council of Senates
Barak Caracheo
Budget Committee of the Council of Senates
Montana Hunter
Tagg Jefferson
Council of Senates Vancouver Representative
Committee 4
Christopher Roach; and
That Senate elect Ms. Katherine Tyson and Mr.
Justin Yang to the Council of Senates.
Approved.
PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE SELECTION OF A NEW ASSOCIATE VICE-
PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL
Rhodri Windsor- }        That Senate appoint Mr. Philip Edgcumbe, Dr.
Liscombe Andre Ivanov, and Dr. Santokh Singh to the
Lawrence Burr President's Advisory Committee for the Selection
of an Associate Vice-President, International.
Approved.
Senate Committee on Student Appeals on Academic Discipline
ANNUAL REPORT
The Committee Chair, Professor Bruce MacDougall, presented. He thanked the staff at
Enrolment Services and the members of the Committee for their work this year. Professor
MacDougall noted that the most common offence was plagiarism, and the most common grounds
for appeal was believed harshness in the penalty determined by the President.
Student Awards Committee
See Appendix C: Awards
Dr Andre Ivanov presented on behalf of the Committee Chair.
Andre Ivanov }        That Senate accept the awards as listed and
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Rhodri Windsor-
Liscombe
11/12-13
forward them to the Board of Governors for
approval; and
That letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Approved.
Tributes Committee
See Appendix D: Emeriti
Professor Bruce MacDougall presented on behalf of Senator Thorne.
Bruce MacDougall
Des Verma
}        That the attached list of individuals for emeritus
status be approved and that, pursuant to section
9(2) of the University Act, all persons with the
ranks of Professor Emeritus, Associate Professor
Emeritus, Assistant Professor Emeritus, Senior
Instructor Emeritus, Instructor Emeritus, General
Librarian Emeritus or Administrative Librarian
Emeritus be added to the Roll of Convocation.
Approved.
Report from the Provost
INTERNATIONAL TRANSITION PROGRAM
The Provost, Dr Farrar, outlined to Senate a new vision to recruit international students to UBC.
He noted that over the past decade, UBC has had great success in terms of the quality of
international students being recruited; the administration believes that it is time for a new vision
in the way we recruit international students.
Dr Farrar expressed his thanks to the group led by Dr Paul Smith exploring this issue, including
senators, associate deans, the Treasury, and staff at the International Student Initiative (ISI).
Senate was reminded by the Provost that we presently have around 4000 ISI students at UBC. A
successful relationship-based model that we have pioneered recruits them. Some universities
have employed a more passive model that has not nearly been as successful as our own.
International students are around 12% of our undergraduate student body. Dr Farrar expressed
that UBC needed to expand this number and diversify the backgrounds of our student bodies,
proposing that UBC go from 12% to 15% in the next three years. He noted that this was an
aggressive target but one well within our potential.
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The Provost went on to explain SFU's experience with Fraser College. He noted that UBC had
examined this model, and while the concept had its benefits, his office did not find it acceptable
to outsource this activity to a private company. He noted that around the world, most universities
that have done similar things have worked or partnered with a private partner to create an entity
outside of the University; instead of this model, at this time he sees the most benefits for college-
type structure within UBC.
Dr Farrar noted that UBC currently only admitted a percentage of our ISI applicant pool. Over
the last few years we have started to support this pool with a program called Jumpstart: a two
week transition program. There are many qualified applicants who are deficient in one area such
as English or Math. What we are proposing is to strengthen the foundational programs used for
these students.
The Provost concluded by stating that he hoped this concept could be extended to other student
groups, such as Aboriginal students.
Dr Anstee asked if there was a plan for physical space for these students.
The Provost replied that these discussions were ongoing with the Board as new
infrastructure would be required. As an example of a comparable building to what may
be needed, he cited the Ponderosa Hub development. The likely area identified for the
program's physical space is the Orchard parking lot by the Treasury's offices.
Dr Loewen noted that he appreciated high academic performance being listed as a key; but
expressed his worry at the broad intake reference resulting in lower standards.
Dr Farrar replied that he was not proposing a lowering of general standards but an
acknowledgment that some exceptional students who are deficient in an area such as
English for many Chinese students, or Mathematics for some American students, would
very likely succeed at UBC if placed in a highly enriched environment where those
deficiencies could be addressed.
Dr Baimbridge stated that he understood that international student integration was advantageous
for both them and domestic students; he did not understand why we should build a separate
residence instead of integrating them into all of our residences.
The Provost replied that the idea of a separate residence was based upon the premise of
these students not actually being UBC students during the tenure of their programs and
our residence space being limited to UBC students. Should that not be the case, either in
terms of the limitation or their student status, integration could be considered.
Senator Burr noted that the increase in ISI students would have to be roughly 1000 to reach the
15% goal; he asked how many would be directly admitted to UBC, and how many would go
through Pathways.
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Dr Farrar replied that he expected Pathways would grow to around 800, depending on its
flow-through rate to year 2.
Dr Burr also expressed similar concerns to Dr Baimbridge with regard to a lack of cultural
integration with separate buildings.
With Senate's permission, Vice-Provost Smith replied. He expressed the importance of
having a central home for these students on campus, but it was not necessary for all these
students to be in the same space.
Dr Belanger asked if there would be plans to assist those potential students who are from poorer
backgrounds or countries.
Dr Farrar replied that we presently have 80 full scholarships for ISI students. This is
substantial compared to other universities but small compared to the student body. At the
moment, many of our international students come from International Baccalaureate
programs and almost all of these students come from well-off families. UBC expects that
this may change as we reach out to students in indigenous-education schools in foreign
countries that have a wider diversity of student backgrounds.
Dr Vessey suggested that he was concerned about college creep; explaining the history of these
units at UBC.
The President agreed, noting that the nomenclature would need to be reviewed before it
was finalized.
A student senator asked about what measures would be use to determine admissibility to UBC at
the completion of Pathways.
Paul Smith replied that we are working on this at the moment. Senate's Admissions
Committee will need to be heavily involved in what the criteria is for these students to
progress into UBC proper. In response to a follow-up question, he confirmed the
intention to still use Broad Based Admission to consider these students for admission to
the program and then to UBC.
Senator Yang asked what the relationship would be with these students and the AMS
Provost Farrar replied that they if they were not UBC students we would have to
negotiate this with the AMS.
Dr Smith suggested that Fraser International College's relationship with SFU entitles
could be used as a model.
Senator Knight said that these seemed like a pre-selection process. He wanted to be convinced
that this organization was needed when faced with the private and public colleges across UBC
that already provide similar services to students.
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Dr Smith replied that one advantage of this being an in-house entity could be its potential
as a living laboratory in terns of educational development and progression.
In follow up, Senator Knight suggested that we would careful consider if this is a role
UBC wants to play.
Senator Anstee noted that the Senate Admissions Committee often considers matters around
student success. For international students, he noted that they generally did very well for
continuation, but not as well as domestic students.
Senator Haffey described he view that Pathways seemed like a means of raising funds to pay for
other things; noting that in exchange we would be providing services to ISI students that we
would not be providing to domestic students.
Dr Farrar replied that the entire budget model of UBC had cross subsidies, with PhD
students being the largest cash drain. Over the years, UBC has tried to grow out of budget
problems. We believe that by increasing international enrolment to 15% (perhaps up to
18%) we would hit a sustainable budget. If we do not, we will end up cutting budgets
again. There is also a piece of this about improving quality of education for all students,
such as improving science labs.
Dr Chapman asked that if these students were not UBC students and Pathways was not a part of
UBC, what would be its governance model? In particular, she asked who would govern it, who
would be approving its curriculum, who would deal with matters of student conduct and
standing, and what would be its relationship with our existing units?
Dr Smith replied that we are looking at these details now.
The President added that the new governance structures would likely be required.
Dr McKee commented on the expansion of ISI students proposed and asked if there was data
from SFU on what impact on the academic or cultural nature of the university was made and if it
enhanced that university.
The Provost replied that he had not seen such data for SFU and was not sure if it was
available.
Dr Smith added that Oregon State believes that its Intuit program has had a positive
impact on the student body there and the town [of Corvallis] itself.
The President opined that this would be difficult to measure, but the most highly ranked
universities all have more than 20% of their student populations as international. This
may be just because of their strengths, but the new ranking schemes actually take this into
account as well.
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Dr Hall asked about what alternatives would be found for students who don't make the transition
to UBC.
Vice-Provost Smith replied that relationships would need to be developed with other
institutions where these students could transition to if they were not to progress at UBC.
Dr Farrar said he hoped around 80% could make the transition.
Senator Windsor-Liscombe asked how potential students would feel if admitted to this College
and not to UBC proper; he inquired how this would affect their expectations and if they would
still feel to be a part of UBC.
Senator Bainbridge also spoke against the "College" nomenclature.
Senator Farrar agreed that our descriptions and diction would need to be reviewed.
Other Business
The President informed Senate that the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) / Canada West
report was brought to the annual meeting of Canada West and was unanimously endorsed; the
report will now be brought forward nationally over the next year.
The President asked Senators to please attend as many graduation ceremonies as possible this
month, drawing special attention to the Japanese Canadian Internee ceremony on 30 May.
The President expressed his thanks to the Senate, the Registrar and his staff for their work this
year.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:22 pm.
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Appendix A: Admissions Summary
Changes to Admission Requirements:
Ph.D., M.A., and M.Ed, in School Psychology
As outlined in the circulated calendar entry, for Ph.D. applicants the
Human Development admission prerequisite requirement can be met by completion of a
broad graduate or senior undergraduate course in Human Development. For Ph.D., M.A.
and M.Ed, applicants, the change in GRE requirements reflects a change in the scaling and
reporting of GRE scores, which are concordant with prior minimum scores.
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
As outlined in the circulated calendar entry, editorial changes are made to
align the BMLSc entrance requirements (i.e. course numbers) with Senate-approved
curriculum changes that have occurred in program prerequisite courses offered by other
Faculties/Departments.
Bachelor of Education
As outlined in the circulated calendar entry, the program application deadline is changing to
reflect the application cycle changing to October 1 - January 15, beginning with the 2012-13
academic session.
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Appendix B: Curriculum Summary
Faculty of Applied Science
Program Changes
Bachelor of Applied Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering > Second Year
Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Applied Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering > Third Year
Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Applied Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering > Third Year
Software Engineering Option
Bachelor of Environmental Design > Academic Regulations
New course:
CFIBE 470 (3)
Faculty of Arts
New and changed courses:
ARTH435(3)
ARTH 437 (3)
ASIA 370 (3)
ASIA 385 (3)
ASIA 386 (3)
ASIA 396 (3)
SCAN 335 (3)
FREN 328 (3)
FREN 329 (3)
FREN 371 (3)
ITAL 406 (3/6) D
ITAL 407 (3/6) D
ITST 333 (3)
ITST 416 (3)
ITST 417 (3)
SPAN 221 (3)
SPAN 222 (3)
HIST 309 (3)
HIST 413 (3)
LING 313 (3)
LING 314 (3)
LING 405 (3)
PHIL 150 (3)
PHIL 455 (3/6) D
FIST 230 (3)
FIST 240 (3)
FIST 340 (3)
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Faculty of Arts & Faculty of Education (Jointly)
Program Change:
Ritsumeikan UBC Global Citizenship Program
New courses:
ASTU/EDUC 210 (3)
ASTU/EDUC211 (3)
Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration
New and changed courses:
COFJR 303 (3)
COFJR 304 (3)
COFJR 305 (3)
COFJR 308 (3)
COMM 388 (3)
COMM 487 (3)
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Applied Science
New courses:
BMEG 500 (1)
BMEG501 (3)
BMEG 590 (1)
BMEG 591 (l-3)d
BMEG 597 (6)
EECE 528 (3)
MINE 501 (l-4)d
College for Interdisciplinary Studies
Program change:
Genetics > Suspension of admission
New courses:
FISH 508 (3)
FISH 509 (3)
FISH 510 (3)
Commerce and Business Administration
New courses:
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BA 508 (2)
COMM 597 (3)
COMM 663 (3)
Dentistry
New and changed courses:
DENT 711 (12)
DENT 712 (12)
DENT 713 (12)
Education
Program Changes:
Graduate Studies > Degree Programs > Curriculum and Leadership
Graduate Studies > Degree Programs > School Psychology > Doctor of Philosophy
Program Requirements
Graduate Studies > Degree Programs > School Psychology > Master of Arts Program
Requirements
Graduate Studies > Degree Programs > School Psychology > Master of Education
Program Requirements
New course:
LLED 503 (3)
Medicine
New course:
AUDI 540 (1)
Faculty of Law
Program Change:
Juris Doctor > Academic Regulations > Examinations
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
New courses:
PHAR 269 (3)
PHAR 406 (3)
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Appendix C: Awards Report
New Awards:
A-DEC Community Service Award - A $2,000 service award is offered by local A-Dec
representatives, Andrew Benzel and Jim Berry. This award recognizes an outstanding third year
DMD student who demonstrates leadership, interest and passion in the community and reflects
A-Dec's concern for people, integrity and service to the greater community. Award is made on
the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry. (First Award Available in the 2012 Winter
Session)
ASSOCIATION of Women in Finance Graduate Scholarship - A $1,500 scholarship is
offered by the Association of Women in Finance (AWF), an organization that encourages and
supports women in financial professions, to recognize and reward an outstanding female student
pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a focus on finance and future plans to pursue
a career in finance. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates a history of
community service. Award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business.
(First Award Available in the 2012 Winter Session)
CANADIAN Asia Pacific School Society Leadership Award in Asian Studies - A $1,000
academic leadership award has been endowed for a student majoring in either Asian Area
Studies or Asian Language and Culture. The winning candidate will best exemplify combination
of academic excellence and leadership with active involvement in the undergraduate community
life of the Department of Asian Studies. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Department of Asian Studies. (First Award Available in the 2012 Winter Session)
Patsy and David HEFFEL Award in Art History - A $3,500 award has been endowed by the
Heffel family for an undergraduate student pursuing an Art History major in the Department of
Art History, Visual Art and Theory. Preference is given first and foremost to a student
demonstrating financial need. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of
Art History, Visual Art and Theory. (First Award Available in the 2012 Winter Session)
Marie KENDALL Memorial Bursary - Bursaries totalling $2,450 have been endowed through
a bequest by Marie Kendall (B.A. '45) for students in the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of
Science. Bursaries are adjudicated by of the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Awards.
(First Award Available in the 2012 Winter Session)
Marie KENDALL Memorial Scholarship in Medicine - Scholarships totalling $1,225 have
been endowed through a bequest by Marie Kendall (B.A. '45) for students in the Faculty of
Medicine. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine and, in the
case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First Award
Available in the 2012 Winter Session)
Marie KENDALL Memorial Scholarship in Science - Scholarships totalling $1,225 have
been endowed through a bequest by Marie Kendall (B.A. '45) for students in the Faculty of
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Science. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Science and, in the case
of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First Award
Available in the 2012 Winter Session)
LAW Faculty Scholarship - Scholarships totalling $120,000 are offered by the Faculty of Law,
to assist students in the LL.M. and Ph.D. graduate degree programs in the Faculty of Law. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law, in consultation with the Faculty
of Graduate Studies. (First Award Available in the 2012 Winter Session)
LL.M. (Common Law) Degree Bursary - Bursaries totalling $15,000 are offered to students in
the LL.M. Common Law Program who demonstrate financial need. Adjudications are made by
the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Awards. (First Award Available in the 2012
Winter Session)
David NELSON Thunderbird Men's Basketball Award - One or more awards, ranging from
a minimum value of $500 to the maximum allowable under athletic association guidelines are
offered to members of the Thunderbird Men's Basketball team in any year of study, with a
preference to graduates of Victoria High School in Victoria, BC; or Esquimalt High School in
Esquimalt, BC; or a high school on Vancouver Island. Awards are made on the recommendation
of the President's Athletic Awards Committee for outstanding students who have demonstrated
excellent leadership skills and maintained good academic standing. (First Award Available in the
2012 Winter Session)
Kathleen SIMPSON Memorial Graduate Scholarship - A $1,350 scholarship has been
endowed by the Estate of Kathleen Simpson for a graduate student studying social applied
science. Recommendation is made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First Award Available in
the 2012 Winter Session)
John Douglas WATERFIELD Bursary - A $1,000 bursary is offered by UBC Dentistry in
honour of Professor Emeriti Dr. Doug Waterfield, whose extraordinary dedication to teaching
and research has been instrumental in the continued success and mission of UBC Dentistry. The
award is adjudicated by the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Awards. (First Award
Available in the 2012 Winter Session)
Previously-Approved Awards with Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
#5861 ASSOCIATION of Women in Finance Scholarship in Law - A $1,500 scholarship is
offered by the Association of Women in Finance (AWF), an organization that encourages and
supports women in financial professions, to an outstanding female student enrolled in the
Business Law Concentration in the J.D. Program. The award is made on the recommendation of
the Faculty of Law. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates a history of
community service.
How amended: Narrowed the focus to women and included the preference that the scholarship
be given to a student who demonstrates community service. (Revision to commence in 2012 W)
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#1211 - UNIVERSAL Buddhist Temple Prize - Five prizes of $300 each have been offered by
the Universal Buddhist Temple for the best essays submitted on the topics of Buddhist
philosophy, Buddhist history and Buddhist art history. Three of the prizes can be awarded to
Buddhism courses at the 200 level and two prizes to be awarded to students with top essays
numbered at the 300 or 400 level. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Department of Asian Studies.
How amended: Opened the criteria to include 400 level essays in the award description.
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11/12-25
Appendix D: Emeriti
Last Name
First Name
Baverel
Jocelyne S.
Bell
Michael H.
Benbasat
Julyet
Blake
Robert W.
Boyle
Christine L. M.
Chipperfield
Patricia
Chisholm
Brian S.
Coop
Jane
Durance
Timothy
Eberle
Robert
Evans
Robert L.
Farrell
Kevin
Fedoruk
Ronald
Flak
Borys
Foley
Brian
Gropper
Peter
Hellwig
Christine Maria S
Jillings
Carol J.
Jones
Michael
Levy
Eric P.
Lubin
Stanley
McDonald
Robert A. J.
Mosca
Paul G.
Ovalle
William
Petrell
Royann J.
Prion
Helmut Gustav L.
Rurak
Danny
Sandor
George G. S.
Seymour
Brian R.
Stenberg
Peter
Waterfield
John Douglas
Whitfield
Michael F.
Emeritus Title
Senior Instructor Emeritus of French, Hispanic
and Italian Studies
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedics
Senior Instructor Emeritus of Microbiology
Professor Emeritus of Zoology
Professor Emeritus of Law
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of
Radiology
Senior Instructor Emeritus of Anthropology
Professor Emeritus of Music
Professor Emeritus of Food, Nutrition and Health
Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Film
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics
Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Film
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of
Radiology
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedics
Associate Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies
Associate Professor Emeritus of Nursing
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Associate Professor Emeritus of English
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Family Practice
Associate Professor Emeritus of History
Associate Professor Emeritus of Classical, Near
Eastern, and Religious Studies
Professor Emeritus of Cellular and Physiological
Sciences
Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemical and
Biological Engineering
Associate Professor Emeritus of Civil
Engineering
Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and
Gynaecology
Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Professor Emeritus of Central, Eastern and
Northern European Studies
Associate Professor Emeritus of Oral Biological
and Medical Sciences
Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics
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11/12-26
Wing
Wood
Wright
Peter
Alison
Paul
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedics
Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Film
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of
Orthopaedics

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