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Office of the Senate
Brock Hall | 2016 - 1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Phone 604 822 5239
Fax 604 822 5945
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 17 OCTOBER 2018
DRAFT
Attendance
Present: Dr S. Ono (Chair), Dr K. Ross (Secretary), Dr R. Boushel, Dr L. Burr, Ms P. Chan, Dr
A. Collier, Dean M. Coughtrie, Dr A. Fisher, Dr S. Forwell, Mr J. Gattinger, Dr J. Gilbert, Ms S.
Gilbert, Dr C. Godwin, Mr Q. Golsteyn, Ms K. Gourlay, Dr S. Grayston, Dr J. Greenman, Mr S.
Haffey, Ms H. Hamid, Dr P. Harrison, Dean R. Helsley, Mr M. Holmes, Dr M. Isaacson, Prof. C.
Jaeger, Dr A. Kindler, Dr M. Koehoorn, Dr M. Kuus, Mr M. Leuprecht, Dr K. Lo, Dr P.
Loewen, Dr D. MacDonald, Ms A. MacDougall, Mr K. Madill, Ms J. Malone, Dr C. Marshall,
Dr S. Matsui, Dr W. McKee, Dr P. Meehan, Dr A. Murphy, Mr N. Pang, Ms S. Parker, Dr J,
Shepherd, Ms A. Shilling, Dr S. Singh, Dr L. Stothers, Mr A. Szeri, Ms A. Tanner, Dr R. Tees,
Dr S. Thorne, Dr M Upadhyaya, Ms H. Xiao, Dean R. Yada.
Regrets: Dr P. Adebar, Mr T. Ahmed, Dean M. Aronson, Dean G. Averill, Dr S. Bates, Ms V.
Braithwaite, Dr V. Bungay, Mr A. Chen, Dean C. Dauvergne, Dr A. Dulay, Dr G. Faulkner, Mr
B. Fischer, Dean B. Frank, Dr I. Frigaard, Ms A. Glinsbockel, Chancellor L. Gordon, Dr V.
Griess, Dean J. Innes, Dr A. Ivanov, Dean D. Kelleher, Dr P. Keown, Dr C. Krebs, Mr H. Leong,
Dean M. MacDougall, Dr P. Marshall, Dr W. McNulty, Ms S. Ngo, Dr C. Nislow, Dean J.
Olson, Dean S. Porter, Dr T. Rogers, Prof. A Sheppard, Mr A. Starr, Mr M. Stewart, Mr M.
Thachuk, Dr R. Topping.
Clerk: Mr C. Eaton
Call to Order
The Chair of Senate, Dr Santa J. Ono, called the second regular meeting of the Vancouver Senate
for the 2018/2019 Academic Year to order at 6:03 pm.
Senate Membership
The Registrar announced the following changes to the membership of Senate:
NEW MEMBERS
Dr Ian Frigaard, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, to replace Dr Thomas Schneider
(resigned)
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Ms Samantha Gilbert, Faculty of Education Student Member, to fill a vacancy.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The Registrar advised that as a result of the call for nominations issued at the previous meeting,
Dr Michael Isaacson has been acclaimed as elected to the Senate Nominating Committee until 31
August 2020 and thereafter until replaced, to replace Dr Thomas Schneider (resigned).
Minutes of 19 September 2018
Richard Tees }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 19 September
Philip Loewen 2018 be adopted as corrected.
Corrections:
Under attendance: Mr Alex Starr, not Ms. Mr
Sean Haffey, not Dr.
Approved
Remarks from the Chair
The President, Professor Ono, advised that since the last meeting of Senate, progress had been
made in the following areas of implementation of the strategic plan:
• We have launched another call for collaborative research clusters, as well as enhanced
funding for a special open call to support the development of competency-based learning
outcomes.
• We have also been working with Faculties and units to identify new initiatives that could
be started within the 2018/19 fiscal year. There has been great enthusiasm from our
campuses, with more than 50 proposals received. These are currently being reviewed by
the Responsible Executives.
• We are planning on having another open call later this year in support of enhancing
Undergraduate Research opportunities, and we will be working over the fall with faculty
partners and the community to develop additional open calls for the 2019/2020 year.
Professor Ono noted that earlier this month, UBC celebrated the legacy of Michael Smith on the
occasion of the 25th anniversary of his Nobel Prize, and on behalf of UBC, he participated in the
installation of Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow.
The President noted that later this week, UBC and Simon Fraser University will jointly confer
honorary degrees on His Highness, the Aga Khan in recognition of the his lifelong service to
humanity. Professor Ono noted that UBC has many ties with His Highness the Aga Khan. We
are proud to have partnered with the University of Central Asia (UCA), founded by the Aga
Khan, in developing course
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material for the UCA program in Earth and Environmental Science. Similarly, we have helped
the Aga Khan Academy gain recognition for its Teacher Preparation Program and we have
collaborated with the Aga Khan Music Initiative in cultural and artistic presentations.
Finally, Dr Ono noted that earlier in the year, UBC and its Association of Professors Emeriti
created an Emeritus College at the University of British Columbia—the first in Canada. The
College will sustain UBC's commitment to encouraging and facilitating the involvement of
emeriti in the university. He welcomed the Vice-Principal of the College, Dr Donald Fisher, who
with Senate's consent, spoke.
Dr Fisher noted that today was the first official day for the College after having been
approved by the Senate in May and Board in June. He thanked Dr Ono for championing
and encouraging the development of the college. He noted that this was the emeritus
college in Canada, and the UBC Emeriti Association was the first association in Canada
30 years ago. He thanked those who participated in the development of the college.
Academic Policy Committee
The Chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee, Dr Paul Harrison, presented.
Paul Harrison }        That the amended Calendar language for grading
Michael Coughtrie practices proposed by the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences be approved as set out in
the attached two-column form.
Dr Harrison advised that this was a small but important change to clarify grading in
Pharmacy for students who take classes outside of the Faculty.
Approved
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Admissions Committee
The Chair of the Senate Admissions Committee, Professor Carol Jaeger, presented.
SUSPENSION OF ADMISSION TO THE VANTAGE COLLEGE MANAGEMENT STREAM
Carol Jaeger }        That Senate approve the suspension of admission
Michael Isaacson to the UBC Vantage College Management Stream,
effective for admission to the 2019 Winter Session.
Approved
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Awards Committee
The Chair of the Senate Awards Committee, Dr Lawrence Burr, presented.
AWARDS REPORT
See Appendix A: Awards Report
Lawrence Burr }        That Senate accept the awards as listed and
John Shepherd forward them to the Board of Governors for
approval; and that letters of thanks be sent to the
donors.
Senator Leuprecht asked for a justification as to why the Indigenous scholarships were
listed at $5 000 while the general pool scholarships were listed at $10 000.
The Registrar, Dr Ross, replied that indigenous students were eligible for both,
the goal of the differentiation was to make clear that additional funding was
available for indigenous students. She noted that we were preparing a report for
the Board on indigenous support and this was a point that could be considered.
Dr Harrison asked if the Blue and Gold campaign had a specific effort to seek
financial support for indigenous students.
The President replied yes, and we were trying to earmark additional funding
through that campaign.
Senator Holmes asked if matching funds could have an emphasis on indigenous
scholarships as this was an internal source of funds.
The President said that this was an excellent suggestion.
Senator Kindler asked if we could develop guidelines for the process of
adjudicating awards for indigenous students. She suggested that we have
guidelines that clarify that current processes with all students first being
considered for all awards, and that this was not a good practice in the past
The Registrar clarified that Dr Kindler's suggestion was the current
practice.
Dr Kindler said that this should be made more explicit.
Dr Singh asked why we were renaming the indigenous scholarships after the President
and Provost rather than after noted indigenous scholars.
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Dr Ross said that the centennial scholarship program's branding opened the idea
of how to best brand the Blue and Gold campaign scholarships. It was noted that
many institutions named them after their most senior administrators and the
recommendation was made to do the same and this may, for instance, have the
President award it.
Dr Ono advised that he didn't care if they were named after his office.
Senator Golsteyn asked why the Major Entrance scholarship was being increased from
$40 000 to 60 000.
Dr Ross replied that there was a calculation made of student need and available
funding. We do not expect to be offering fewer scholarships due to this change.
Approved
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The Vice-Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Senator Jaeger, presented on behalf of
Senator P. Marshall.
OCTOBER CURRICULUM REPORT
See Appendix B: Curriculum Report
Carol Jaeger
Amber Shilling
That the new courses brought forward by the
faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
(Arts) be approved."
Approved
Nominating Committee
The Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, Dr Richard Tees, presented.
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH PROCEDURES
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Richard Tees }        That Senate approve the procedures for the
Paul Harrison recommendation and selection of candidates for
President and Vice-Chancellor of The University
of British Columbia as set out in the attached
proposal.
Approved
Report from the Provost
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL HISTORY AND DIALOGUE CENTRE
Andrew Szeri }        That Senate approve and recommend to the Board
Anna Kindler of Governors the establishment of the Indian
Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
within the Peter A. Allard School of Taw as set out
in the attached proposal.
Senator Hamid asked what would happen in the future if the Centre was directed by a faculty
member in a faculty who couldn't not support it.
The Provost, Dr Szeri, replied that there would be continuity beyond the director,
reporting lines changing or not.
Senator Harrison thanked the Provost for bringing this proposal to Senate and making clear the
structure of the Centre.
Senator Gilbert asked where the involvement of the indigenous community was in the Centre's
proposed organizational structure.
The Provost replied that there were two advisory committees, one of archiving of
material, and one on the subject-matter of the Centre.
Senator Gilbert asked what the relationship would be with the First Nations House of Learning.
The Provost replied that this was a separate administrative unit that organized indigenous
activates and provided various programs to enhance indigenous student lives and
educations.
Approved
NB: Senator Shilling abstained.
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REPORT FROM THE LIBRARIAN
The University Librarian, Ms Susan Parker, presented her annual report.
She thanked the Senate Library Committee, the Provost, and the librarians, archivists, and library
staff.
Senator Holmes said that the loss in purchasing power due to inflation and the exchange rate was
a clear problem. He asked if there was long term planning on how to deal with this issue?
Increased budget? Offsets?
Ms Parker said that we had a number of people who work on the best deals we can get,
and try to have things priced in Canadian dollars when available.
Dr Singh asked if the libraries in Canada could band together to collectively negotiate a better
rate.
Ms Parker replied that we were already doing so.
Dr Singh asked how our spending breakdown compared to other institutions.
Ms Parker replied that they were generally very similar over the past decade and we try to
keep it that way.
Senator Forwell noted the role of the library in education of students. She mentioned librarians
giving lectures and assisting students with unique features and abilities in the library. She also
thanked the library for allocating space for students and helping to fulfill UBC's educational
mission.
Senator Loewen noted that open access material was another way to address budget shortfalls
and lamented that faculty worked for free for the journals that gouge us.
Ms Parker noted that the library agreed with such sentiments. Publishers have learned to
counteract moves we make. We try to make as much open as we can, but we need to
work together as the cycle was also linked to the promotion and tenure system. They are
a highly concentrated industry that was increasingly owned by investment funds.
Other Business
Senator Singh asked, in reference to the Galloway situation, what we learned from that
experience and how we could avoid it for the future.
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The Provost said that since that time we have made a lot of changes at UBC, including
the establishment of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office, and the
Independent Investigations Office; the landscape has changed dramatically since the
aforementioned situation.
Senator Singh asked if any policy changes have been made in light of what happened.
The President said that we cannot comment on this particular case but he would provide
the senator information on general policy aspects.
Adjournment
Seeing no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:02 pm.
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Appendix A: Awards Report
NEW AWARDS - ENDOWED
Cara Adensamer Memorial Award
Awards totalling $1,000 have been made available through an endowment established in honour
of Cara Adensamer for female undergraduate students entering second year of the Bachelor of
Commerce program at the UBC Sauder School of Business who have achieved good academic
standing. Preference is given to students who are members of a sorority group and have made a
positive contribution to their community. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent
residents. Cara passed away on April 20th, 2018, and will always be remembered as a bright
young student who excelled academically and always strived to do her best. She found a second
family at UBC with her sisters at Alpha Delta Pi, along with the greater UBC Panhellenic
community. The award is made on the recommendation of the UBC Sauder School of Business.
(First award available in the 2018/19 winter session.)
Edward D. Bates, Q.C. Award in Public Law
A $1,200 award has been made available through an endowment established by family, friends
and colleagues in the legal community and at Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman in honour of
Edward D. Bates, Q.C, to a student entering the second or third year of the J.D. program in good
academic standing. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates an interest in
administrative law practice, including the work of administrative tribunals, boards and
commissions. During his long and successful career at WorkSafeBC from 1974 until retirement
in 2015, Mr. Bates served as General Counsel and Secretary to the Board. While representing the
board in seminal cases in workers' compensation law, he assisted in recovering substantial
amounts of compensation on behalf of workers suffering from asbestos-related diseases. He was
at the forefront of changing smoking laws in British Columbia to protect workers from secondhand smoke and was responsible for implementing the Criminal Injury Compensation Act of
British Columbia to provide compensation to victims of crime. In 2004, Mr. Bates received the
John Tait Award of Excellence for exemplary public legal service in Canada. This award is made
on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. (First award available in the
2018/19 winter session.)
TimberWest Forestry Award for Indigenous Students
Awards totalling $4,000 have been made available through an endowment established by
TimberWest, along with matching funds from the Faculty of Forestry, to First Nations, Inuit, or
Metis graduate students of Canada in the Faculty of Forestry. Preference is given to graduate
students focusing their studies on forest resource management or forest sciences and who have a
demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the forest industry in British Columbia. If, in any
given year, there are no eligible graduate students then the award may be given to an
undergraduate student in the Faculty. TimberWest has been operating for 100 years on the BC
Coast. Their timberland management includes sustainable forest management practices, carbon
reduction initiatives, timber inventory, strategic silviculture investments, harvest planning and
the marketing and sales of timber products. All their lands are third-party certified under the
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and the company is certified to the Progressive Aboriginal
Relations program of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry, and in the case of graduate awards, in consultation
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with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available in the 2018/19
winter session.)
NEW AWARDS - ANNUAL
Dr. Frank S. Abbott Graduate Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences
A $15,000 fellowship is offered annually by Dr. Elizabeth Kwong (B.Sc. (Pharm) 1980, Ph.D.
1984) and Dr. Krishnaswamy Yeleswaram (Ph.D. 1992) for an outstanding graduate student in
the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in honour of Professor and Dean Emeritus Frank S.
Abbott. Dr. Abbott joined the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1966 and served as Dean of
the Faculty from 1996 to 2002. In 1993, he was awarded the McNeil Award in Recognition of a
Significant Contribution to Pharmaceutical Research by the Association of Faculties of
Pharmacy of Canada. This fellowship recognizes Dr. Abbott's role as a supervisor and mentor to
dozens of Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate students. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available for the 2018/2019 winter session.)
Judge Ann Wallace Bursary in Law
A $2,000 bursary is offered annually by friends, family, and colleagues of Judge Anne Wallace
for a female student entering her first or second year of the J.D. program in the Peter A. Allard
School of Law. Preference will be given to a single mother. Judge Anne Wallace (B.A. 1976,
LL.B. 1980) was appointed as Queen's Counsel in 2003 and served as a Provincial Court Judge
in Kelowna. She was well known and well regarded within the legal community for her work in
youth court. This bursary honours Judge Wallace's commitment to public service, volunteerism,
and supporting other women in law. The bursary is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First
award available for the 2018/2019 winter session.)
Phillips, Hager & North Scholarship in Finance
A $3,000 scholarship is offered annually by the Phillips, Hager & North (PH&N) Centre for
Financial Research to an outstanding female student in the second year of the Bachelor of
Commerce program who is interested in pursuing a specialization in finance. The award is made
on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First award available for the
2018/2019 winter session.)
Lohn Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences
A $15,000 fellowship is offered annually by the Lohn Foundation for an outstanding graduate
student in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Lohn Foundation supports a variety of
important philanthropic causes in Vancouver including UBC. President Jack Kowarsky and Vice
President Alan Bass (B.Sc. (Pharm) 1976) understand the importance of student awards in the
recruitment and encouragement of outstanding graduate students in pharmaceutical sciences. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available for the 2018/2019
winter session.)
PREVIOUSLY APPROVED AWARDS WITH CHANGES IN TERMS OR FUNDING SOURCE
ANNUAL AWARDS
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4677 - Major Entrance Scholarship
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The name of the Major Entrance Scholarship is being revised to align with the naming
convention of the Presidential Scholars Awards of the Blue & Gold Campaign, which refer to
high-value awards to top students.
Current Award Description
The University of British Columbia offers scholarships valued up to $40,000 over 4 years to
outstanding students entering university from secondary schools in Canada or Canadian citizens
living abroad. Criteria for these scholarships include demonstrated academic and leadership
achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. Subject to continued scholarship
standing, the scholarships will be renewed for a further three years of study or until the first
undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). Scholarships are awarded
based on information provided in the Admission Application and Personal Profile. Recipients are
selected by their chosen Faculties, in consultation with Enrolment Services.
Proposed Name: Presidential Scholars Major Entrance Scholarship
Proposed Award Description
The University of British Columbia offers scholarships valued up to $60,000 over 4 years to
outstanding students entering university from secondary schools in Canada or Canadian citizens
living abroad. Criteria for these scholarships include demonstrated academic and leadership
achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. Subject to continued scholarship
standing, the scholarships will be renewed for a further three years of study or until the first
undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). Scholarships are awarded
based on information provided in the Admission Application and Personal Profile. Recipients are
selected by their chosen Faculties, in consultation with Enrolment Services.
5208 - Major Entrance Scholarship
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The name of the Major Entrance Scholarship is being revised to align with the naming
convention of the Presidential Scholars Awards of the Blue & Gold Campaign, which refer to
high-value awards to top students. The award name is being differentiated from award 4677 to
denote the difference between the two award values and renewal periods.
Current Award Description
Scholarships valued up to $15,000 over two years are offered annually by the University of
British Columbia to outstanding domestic students entering university directly from secondary
schools in Canada or abroad. Criteria for these scholarships include demonstrated academic and
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leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school. Subject to continued
scholarship standing, the scholarships will be renewed for a second year of study. Scholarships
are awarded based on information provided in the Admission Application and Personal Profile.
Proposed Name: Presidential Scholars University Entrance Scholarship
Proposed Award Description
Scholarships valued up to $15,000 over two years are offered annually by the University of
British Columbia to outstanding domestic students entering university directly from secondary
schools in Canada or abroad. Criteria for these scholarships include demonstrated academic and
leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school. Subject to continued
scholarship standing, the scholarships will be renewed for a second year of study. Scholarships
are awarded based on information provided in the Admission Application and Personal Profile.
The awards are made on the recommendation of Enrolment Services.
5209 - University Entrance Scholarship
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The name of the University Entrance Scholarship is being revised to align with the naming
convention of the Presidential Scholars Awards of the Blue & Gold Campaign, which refer to
high-value awards to top students.
Current Award Description
Scholarships valued up to $10,000 are offered annually by the University of British Columbia to
outstanding domestic students entering university directly from secondary schools in Canada or
abroad. Criteria for these scholarships include demonstrated academic and leadership
achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school. Scholarships are awarded based on
information provided in the Admission Application and Personal Profile. The awards are made
on the recommendation of Enrolment Services.
Proposed Name: Presidential Scholars Entrance Scholarship
Proposed Award Description
No changes.
4662 - Aboriginal Major Entrance Scholarship
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The name of the Aboriginal Major Entrance Scholarship is being revised to align with the
naming convention of the Presidential Scholars Awards of the Blue & Gold Campaign, which
refer to high-value awards to top students. References to Aboriginal students have been revised
to reflect the most current language approved by the university.
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Current Award Description
The University of British Columbia offers two renewable scholarships of $5,000 each to
Canadian Aboriginal students of academic distinction entering an undergraduate program from
secondary school. A candidate's eligibility is primarily based on their character and leadership
qualities as demonstrated by significant contributions they have made to the community. Subject
to continued scholarship standing, the awards are renewed for a further three years of study or
until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period).
Proposed Name: Presidential Scholars Major Entrance Scholarship for Indigenous Students
Proposed Award Description
The University of British Columbia offers two renewable scholarships of $5,000 each to First
Nations, Inuit, or Metis students of Canada with academic distinction entering an undergraduate
program from secondary schools in Canada. A candidate's eligibility is primarily based on their
character and leadership qualities as demonstrated by significant contributions they have made to
the community. Subject to continued scholarship standing, the awards are renewed for a further
three years of study or until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter
period). The scholarships are adjudicated by Enrolment Services in consultation with the
Faculties and the First Nations House of Learning.
4676 - Aboriginal Scholarship
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The name of the Aboriginal Scholarship is being revised to align with the naming convention of
the Presidential Scholars Awards of the Blue & Gold Campaign, which refer to high-value
awards to top students. References to Aboriginal students have been revised to reflect the most
current language approved by the university.
Current Award Description
The University of British Columbia offers scholarships valued up to $5,000 to Canadian
Aboriginal students of academic distinction entering university from secondary schools in
Canada. The scholarships are based primarily on the student's demonstrated academic and
leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. The scholarships are
awarded based on information provided in the Admission Application and Personal Profile.
Recipients are selected by their chosen Faculties, in consultation with the First Nations House of
Learning.
Proposed Name: Presidential Scholars Entrance Scholarship for Indigenous Students
Proposed Award Description
The University of British Columbia offers scholarships valued up to $5,000 to First Nations,
Inuit, or Metis students of Canada with academic distinction entering university from secondary
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schools in Canada. The scholarships are based primarily on the student's demonstrated academic
and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. The scholarships are
awarded based on information provided in the Admission Application and Personal Profile. The
scholarships are adjudicated by Enrolment Services in consultation with the Faculties and the
First Nations House of Learning.
5210 - Aboriginal Scholarship
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The name of the Aboriginal Scholarship is being revised to align with the naming convention of
the Presidential Scholars Awards of the Blue & Gold Campaign, which refer to high-value
awards to top students. References to Aboriginal students have been revised to reflect the most
current language approved by the university. The award name is being differentiated from award
4676 to clarify the difference in funding source as a one-time allocation from the Provost Office.
Current Award Description
The University of British Columbia offers scholarships valued up to $5,000 to Canadian
Aboriginal students of academic distinction entering university from secondary schools in
Canada. The scholarships are based primarily on the student's demonstrated academic and
leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. The scholarships are
awarded based on information provided in the Admission Application and Personal Profile.
Recipients are selected by their chosen Faculties, in consultation with the First Nations House of
Learning.
Proposed Name: Provost Scholarship for Indigenous Students
Proposed Award Description
The University of British Columbia offers scholarships valued up to $5,000 to First Nations,
Inuit, or Metis students of Canada with academic distinction entering university from secondary
schools in Canada. The scholarships are based primarily on the student's demonstrated academic
and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. The scholarships are
awarded based on information provided in the Admission Application and Personal Profile. The
scholarships are adjudicated by Enrolment Services in consultation with the Faculties and the
First Nations House of Learning.
1832 - A-dec Community Service Award
Rationale for Proposed Changes
This award is personally funded by sales representatives who work for A-dec Inc., a supplier of
dental technology. One of the former sales representatives has since left and a new sales
representative will now be funding this award.
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Current Award Description
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. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Dentistry.
Proposed Award Description
A $2,000 service award is offered by local A-dec representatives, Andrew Benzel and Ryan
Miller. 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. The award is made on the recommendation of
the Faculty of Dentistry.	
5225 - Musqueam First Nation Scholarship
Rationale for Proposed Changes
As directed by Strategic Aboriginal Enrolment Initiatives, we are revising the description of the
Musqueam First Nation Scholarship to broaden the candidate pool. The current description
restricts the candidate pool to students entering an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate
program. Removing the entrance restriction will result in more students receiving this award and
better utilization of the general purpose operating funds that have been allocated to this award.
Current Award Description
Entrance scholarships valued up to $5,500 annually are available to outstanding Aboriginal
students who are members of the Musqueam First Nation, and are renewable for up to 4 years.
Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students, with up to two scholarships
each per year awarded to students entering post-baccalaureate programs and other undergraduate
programs that are not direct-entry. Eligible undergraduate students may be entering from
Canadian secondary schools in Canada or transferring from a recognized post-secondary
institution. These awards will be granted to students according to selection criteria that include
demonstrated academic and leadership achievements including, but not limited to, engagement in
the arts, athletics, school, and/or their community. Recipients will be selected on their ability to
demonstrate their openness to continuing to learn who they are, where they come from, and their
responsibility in enriching and carrying knowledge forward in their community and the world.
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or Enrolment Services (in consultation with
relevant faculties, where applicable) will adjudicate these awards, in consultation with the First
Nations House of Learning and the Musqueam First Nation.
Proposed Award Description
Scholarships valued up to $5,500 annually are available to outstanding Aboriginal students who
are members of the Musqueam First Nation, and are renewable for up to 4 years. Scholarships
are available to undergraduate and graduate students, with up to two scholarships each per year
awarded to students enrolled in post-baccalaureate programs and other undergraduate programs
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that are not direct-entry. These awards will be granted to students according to selection criteria
that include demonstrated academic and leadership achievements including, but not limited to,
engagement in the arts, athletics, school, and/or their community. Recipients will be selected on
their ability to demonstrate their openness to continuing to learn who they are, where they come
from, and their responsibility in enriching and carrying knowledge forward in their community
and the world. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or Enrolment Services (in
consultation with relevant faculties, where applicable) will adjudicate these awards, in
consultation with the First Nations House of Learning and the Musqueam First Nation.
2018-2-16
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Appendix B: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
Arts
New courses
LIBR 510 (3): Taxonomies: Research and Evaluation
LIBR 588 (3): Theory and Practice of Oral History
2018-2-17

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