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 a place Of mind Vancouver Senate
www.senate.ubc.ca
THE  UNIVER5ITYOF BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 19 NOVEMBER 2014
Attendance
Present: Prof. A. Gupta (Chair), Dr K. Ross (Secretary), Dr P. Adebar, Mr T. Ahmed, Dr R. Anstee,Dr S.
Avramidis, Mr A. Bailey, Dr K. Baimbridge, Mr G. Beales, Ms E. Biddlecombe, Mr Casey Chan, Ms M. Chartrand,
Dr A. Collier, Dean M. Coughtrie, Ms B. Craig, Dr A. Dulay, Dr W. Dunford, Dr S. Forwell, Ms B. Gershkovitch,
Dr J. Gilbert, Dr D. Gfflen, Dr F. Granot, Prof. I.  Grant, Mr S. Haffey, Dr P. Harrison, Dean R Helsley Dr A.
Ivanov, Mrs C. Jaegar, Ms J. Jagdeo, Ms N. Karimi, Dr P. Keown, Ms A. Kessler, Dr S. Knight, Dr B. Lalli, Mr H.
Leong, Mr C. Leonoff, Dr P. Loewen, Ms M. Maleki, Dr P. Marshall, Dr W. McNulty, Dr P. Meehan,Ms S. Vohra,
Mr D. Munro, Dr L. Nasmith, Dr C. Naus, Dr I. Parent, Dean S. Peacock, Dr G. Peterson,Dr J. Plessis, Dean S.
Porter, Dr A. Riseman, Dr L. Rucker, Dr C. Ruitenberg, Dr B. Sawatzky, Dean C. Shuler, Dr S. Singh, Dr R
Sparks, Dean G. Stuart, Dr R Lees, Dr K. Lhieme, Dr S. Lhorne, Dr L. Walker.
Regrets: Dean M. Bobinski, Dr L. Burr, Ms Colfyn Chan, Dr P. Choi, Ms A. Daulat, Dr D. Farrar, Dean B. Frank,
Lhe Rev. Dr C. Godwin, Prof. B Goold, Chancellor L. Gordon, Ms S. Gurm, Dean J. Innes, Dr C. Nislow, Dean M.
Parlange, Dr N Perry, MrC Roach, Dr L. Schneider, Ms S. Sterling, Lhe Rev. Dr. R Lopping, Mr J. Weibe, DrR.
Wilson, Dr D. Witt, Dean R Yada, MrE. Zhao.
Recording Secretary: Mr C. Eaton.
Call to Order
The Chair of Senate, Professor Arvind Gupta, called the third regular meeting of the Vancouver
Senate for the 2014/2014 academic year to order at 6:08 pm.
Senate Membership
The Registrar, Dr Kate Ross, introduced Dr Abby Collier, Faculty Representative for the Faculty
of Pharmaceutical Sciences, to fill a vacancy.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Richard Tees } That the Minutes of the Meeting of 15 October
Lance Rucker 2014 be adopted as corrected:
Corrections: Mr Cole leonoff misspelt as lenoffi
Mr Haymen leong mistitled as Ms leong.
Approved
Vol. 2014/15 14/15-03-1
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Remarks from the Chair
The President noted that he had recently been meeting with department heads and, in the smaller
faculties, with individual faculty members, to discuss his goals for the University as outlined in
his installation speech. He opined that UBC needed to think about questions such as the
significance of research excellence on our undergraduates, if we have effective structures for
graduate programs, and what was our research hiring strategy.
Professor Gupta further noted that he had been meeting with various levels of government; the
Federal Government in particular was sensitized to our concerns and was trying to figure out
how best to support the work of universities; the President suggested that the encouragement was
present at high policy levels, and that the challenges would be in implementation and finding
UBC's specific opportunities to benefit.
The President reminded Senate of his recent trip to India, noting that they were very keen in
building partnerships and in UBC being a partner. He suggested that in many countries - such as
India -there area small number of very high quality institutions, but that the challenge is to
grow and support the level just below that; we have been asked if we would build partnerships
with the next tier to help them develop their capacities.
Senator Singh noted that undergraduate research was important for UBC further growth as a
research-intensive university. He advised that the Senate Teaching & Learning Committee
submitted a report last year encouraging undergraduate research, and understanding its
importance to them and the University, undergraduate students were seeking more research
opportunities.   Secondly, he suggested that it will be a difficult challenge for UBC to decide
which universities it wished to partner with. With particular regard to India, he noted that there
were some areas such as Agriculture where there was already a basis and opportunity for
excellence and that assistance in both curriculum and faculty development would be welcomed.
He went on to suggest that a great asset to UBC in these interactions would be our international
student alumni.
The President replied that we had an international strategy with laudable goals, but we
have had a challenge in turning strategy into tactics.  He noted that presidents from
international universities approach us with very specific goals and that UBC did not yet
have a comparable position of its own. He advised that he had asked the Vice-President
Research & International to consider specific ways in which we can engage partner
universities so that we can approach them and be ready for when they approach us.
Senator Vohra asked if the president could provide an opinion on the new tuition increase
proposed for international students.
The President replied that one thing he noted with UBC's budget - and what was brought
to his attention early by the Province - is that we are required to run a balanced
consolidated budget. His interpretation of our financial situation was that that after the
2008/9 downturn, UBC decided that its best opportunity for balancing that budget in the
short term was to increase the number of international students. He opined that this was a
valid strategy at the time but is not sustainable in the face of non-inflation adjusted or
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decreasing public funding; UBC was now facing both a financial and an academic deficit.
To address that, he suggested UBC needed to take three approaches - review what it was
doing administratively and consider what it needed to be doing consider its fee
structures, and be more entrepreneurial in achieving its academic mission.  As part of the
second item, a 10% increase in International undergraduate tuition has been proposed.
In response to a question from Senator Beales, the President noted that UBC charged
much less than comparable institutions for international students. As a result of lower
funding for the past 4 years we have not been able to support and grow our academic
activities, including research and we were compromising our quality as a result - the
academic deficit referred to earlier. Professor Gupta noted that there were many other
universities that students could attend with lower tuition costs; However, if through
trying to keep tuition low at all costs our quality slips, UBC will stop being of unique
benefit to BC and to our society and he suggested that this was not acceptable.
Dr Cowin added that for undergraduate students, the first reason why students
choose to attend UBC is its reputation, and that reputation is driven in a large part
by academic excellence.   She suggested that part of new any increases in revenue
could provide additional work/learn opportunities for students, and more graduate
students being funded would allow for more TAs and grad/undergrad interactions.
Senator Singh noted that his own department was showing a deficit, and departments did not
have the individual resources or tools for balancing their own budgets. He asked if UBC had a
strategy to address this situation.
Professor Gupta replied that both the centre administration and our units were running
deficits. He noted that in 2010, SFU and UVIC started taking cuts. UBC did not. UBC
instead spent from its reserves.   As noted, we are reviewing administrative expenditures,
but we may not be able to do everything we do now. The President suggested that we
needed to protect our departments and backstop the academic deficit being created. In
closing he noted the importance of having governments understand that support for UBC
now would be support for our economy in the future.
Candidates for Degrees
Richard Anstee } That the candidates for degrees and diplomas, as
Gage Averill recommended by the faculties, be granted the
degrees for which they were recommended,
effective November 2014, and that a committee
comprised of the Registrar, the dean of the
relevant faculty, and the Chair of Senate be
empowered to make any necessary adjustments.
NB: 2/3rds Approval Required
Approved
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Admissions Committee
The Committee Chair, Dr Robert Sparks, presented.
Robert Sparks } That Senate approve the English language
Paul Harrison Admission Standard for students in UBC Vantage
College program to enter Year 2 of direct-entry
undergraduate programs and progression
requirements for students continuing on to the
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs,
effective for entry to the 2015 Winter Session and
thereafter.
Senator Sparks advised that the changes proposed would clarify the transition requirements for
Vantage college students progressing into year 2 of the BA and BCOM programs. The
Committee has adopted the normal progression requirements for all year 1 students in the
program.
Senator Anstee spoke against the proposal. He stated that in the future he would be willing to
consider graduating from the Vantage program as meeting the English Language Admission
Standard (ELAS), but that a few years evidence would be helpful. He noted that this was the
approach taken by the University of Melbourne with a similar program and suggested that while
he was open to the idea for the future, to act now would be in haste.
Senator Sparks advised that his committee had heard this point and the recommendation
from the language acquisition specialists was that using TOEFL or IELTs would be the
wrong tool for the job. What Vantage was doing was similar to CAP and was building
language acquisition into their courses. French Immersion was a parallel.   The assessment
component was also included.   The Committee agreed that ELAS would be best met
through completing Vantage.
With consent of Senate Dr Joanna Fox, Academic Director of Vantage College, advised
that the idea behind ELAS was to show that students could be successful in English
communication at a University level; their performance in Vantage was a clear indicator.
In response to a question from a student senator, Dr Fox replied that Vantage wished to make
requirements for transition clearer and more explicit to students. She also noted that a new
advising staff member had been hired to help students navigate these processes as well as their
degrees.
A student senator asked what would be done to help marginal students at the end of term 1.
Dr Fox replied that we already had advisors that worked with students and would have
more to intervene early with students. We can and do reach out with students to at risk.
Senator Bailey asked if we had evaluated if students presently felt that they had adequate
language support.  Is there an exit examination to test their skills?
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Dr Fox replied that yes, we have a program evaluation plan and all of our courses, being
UBC courses, are being evaluated through the evaluations of teaching. Outside of that,
Vantage has program evaluation plans. To the 2nd question, she noted that Vantage
students were in their own sections of UBC courses. Students have the same exams and
midterms but the expectations for communications and language skills in those courses
are the same as students in other UBC courses.
Senator Loewen described Vantage College's proposal as "Trust us" yet again.  He noted that he
taught 2nd year APSC and even in the current cohort there are students whose academic success
is seriously compromised by their lack of English skills.
Dr Fox advised that the TOEFL is not undertaken lightly by students and sets the wrong
priority for students. It would be contrary to our approach of integrating language and
culture.
Dr Sparks noted that the CAP program would not accept any other measure; the TOEFL
could not be used. Further, the requirements to get into Vantage are similar to those for
CAP. On IELTS CAP is 6, Vantage is 5.5.
Senator Riseman asked what the consequence would be for this proposal not passing.
Dr Fox replied that 187 students would not have clarity on what would be required of
them. She further noted that Going with a test approach would run counter to integration.
Senator Knight asked if the English department would take this as equivalent, and could students
transfer.
Dr Fox replied that Vantage College students were UBC students completing UBC
courses, not equivalents.
In response to a question from Senator Jagdeo, Dr Fox replied that students completing both
disciplinary writing courses and well as tutorial courses for additional assistance.
Senator Maleki mentioned that being 3 months in to what the requirements were was a concern
for their mental health.
Dr Kessler asked if there was a way of considering improvements in progression requirements
and asked why this wasn't part of the original proposal.
Dr Sparks replies that Vantage was part of UBC, these are our students and these are our
faculty members in the faculty of arts and science.
Mr Haffey asked how these students would be addressed if Senate did approve this proposal.
Senator Harrison advised that each faculty set its own requirements for transfer and we are just
trying to make that clear.
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Approved
Abstention - Aaron Bailey
Curriculum Committee
See Appendix A: Curriculum Report
The Committee Chair, Dr Peter Marshall, presented.
Peter Marshall } That the revised academic regulations and programs
Richard Tees and new course brought forward by the Faculty of
Education be approved."
Dr Marshall noted that we were clarifying language around program requirements and
considering one new course.
Senator Sawaztky asked why we were keeping the name Native Indian Teacher Education
Program (NITEP) given sensitivities around the phrase "native indian".
Dr Marshall advised that the NITEP program was consulted on this topic and that they
wished to keep the phrase "native indian" in the program title.
The Education Student Senator asked if due process would be followed for practicum
determinations.
Dr Marshall replies yes, any decisions made under that regulation would have to follow
due process in making these decisions, and any decisions made therein would be
appealable to the faculty and Senate.
Approved
Joint Report of the Admissions & Curriculum Committees
See Appendix B: MPPGA
The Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Dr Peter Marshall, presented.
Peter Marshall } That the new Master of Public Policy and Global
Richard Anstee Affairs (M.P.P.G.A.) degree program and its
associated new course code and courses be
approved.
With consent of Senate, Dr Angela Redish, Acting Provost, spoke on behalf of Dr Farrar. She
noted that the proposed program was about multi-disciplinary programming.  It joined together 3
faculties,  and 3 institutes. We hope that beyond this program itself, this would bring forward new
ideas.
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Dean Averill noted that we designed this program to advance UBC abilities to engage in policy.
It has been in design for 2 years. He further advised that UBC consulted with the provincial and
federal government and with other universities in BC and Canada.
Senator Jagdeo commented on the high tuition cost. She asked why there was such a significant
difference between the domestic and international fees.
Dean Averill noted that although the province was not funding this program, we want to
ensure that the program is accessible to domestic students and to keep their fees as low as
possible to encourage accessibility while still allowing the program sufficient financial
resources to be successful. A significant amount from revenues would be put back into
student support to facilitate access to the program.
Senator Ruitenberg asked how the price for the program was set, given that the University of
Toronto charged less for domestic students.
With consent of Senate, Dr Moura Quayle replied that UBC wanted to have enough
resources to offer an exceptional program and be able to provide financial support to
attract the best students.
Dr Tiberghien added that UBC's domestic fees were essentially capped once set, while
Toronto could adjust their fees based on current circumstances. As a result, UBC had to
be more cautious about setting initial fees.
In response to a question from Senate Knight and with consent of Senate, Dr Yves Tiberghien
replied that we have hired a faculty member who has great experience with the World Bank and
we are bringing in people who can speak to those interactions for the program.
Dr Quayle added that one exciting thing about the program is a partnership council that
adds engagement beyond the program's core.
Senator Parent thanked the program for consulting with the library on new resources and noted
that since the proposal was submitted the library consultation and budget had been completed.
In response to a question from Senator Bailey, Dr Quayle advised that as a new program we are
designing the recruitment incentives that are needed to attract students to the program. 25% of
students will receive $10K over 4 years.
Dr Tiberghien added that we met with Toronto and are confident in the design of our
program and that this provides a top-level package.
Approved
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Nominating Committee
The Committee Chair, Dr Richard Tees, presented.
REFERRAL  ON ATHLETICS  AND RECREATION
As noted in the report, Dr Tees advised that the previous and current Senate Nominating
Committees had discussed this matter at length, and the current committee had met with Senator
Knight to ask questions and discuss his proposal. In its considerations, the Committee discussed
the existing mechanisms for input from all parts of the University - including its alumni - into
the operations of athletics, the structure and mandate of this Senate and senates in general, and
general notions around campus community,  culture, and recreation.
Senator Tees advised that Senate Nominating Committee had resolved that it does not consider it
appropriate at this time for Senate to establish a standing committee on this topic. The
Nominating Committee appreciates the interest by senators into this topic, and is of the opinion
that further/regular information being provide to Senate on University athletics and recreation
activities would be of value. The Committee would therefore asks that the secretary arrange for
such a report from the Vice-President,  Students on an annual basis and at an opportune time of
year.
Senator Knight thanked the previous chair of the Committee, Dr Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe, and
the current Chair, Dr Tees, for their work. He expressed his disappointment that the Nominating
Committee had decided to not establish the committee given the interest in the topic.  He did not
agree with a narrow interpretation of academic governance, and suggested that a broader
interpretation would be useful. Finally, he expressed support for the notion of the Senate
examining its structures and work.
SENATE TEACHING AND LEARNING COMMITTEE
Richard Tees } That the composition of the Senate Teaching &
Kenneth Baimbridge learning Committee be amended to include one
representative from the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies, as designated by the Dean, as
an ex officio, voting, member.
Senator Tees asked if we were diluting the senate committees by adding administrators.
Dean Porter advised that she did expect that it would be a senator. This did not happen
his year, hence the request. She noted that many of the conversations around teaching &
learning at UBC focused on undergraduate matters and that there was concern that
graduate student needs would not be given appropriate consideration or that the Faculty
would not be kept appropriately informed without explicit representation.
Senator Haffey noted that in the past the nominating committee had not proposed such changes
and instead would simply accommodate proposals. He asked why the position had to be voting.
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Approved
CHANGES IN COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Richard Tees } That Dr Don Witt be appointed to the Senate
William Dunford Curriculum Committee in place of Dr Richard Tees,
effective until 31 August 2017 and thereafter until
replaced; and
That the number of convocation senators set in the
composition of the Senate Curriculum Committee be
changed from three (3) to two (2).
Senator Beales asked why we were adjusting the composition.
The Associate Registrar, Mr Eaton, replied that the schedule of the Senate Curriculum
Committee was not compatible with the works schedules of many of our convocation
representatives, while Senator Witt would be shortly returning from leave and did not
current have committee responsibilities.
Approved
Student Awards Committee
See Appendix C: Awards Report
The Committee Chair, Mr Graham Beales, presented.
Graham Beales } That Senate accept the awards as listed and forward
Aarom Bailey them to the Board of Governors for approval; and
that letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Senator Beales noted that six of the seven new awards were in health sciences.
Approved
Ad Hoc Committee on Student Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Committee Chair, Ms Mona Maleki, presented.
FRAMEWORK
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Mona Maleki } That Senate adopt the Framework for Senate
Robert Sparks Consideration of Student Mental Health and
Wellbeing; and,
That Senate direct its committees to consider the
Framework for Senate Consideration of Student
Mental Health and Wellbeing in their policy and
decision-making processes."
The Ad-hoc Committee Chair, Ms Mona Maleki, presented with DrPaul Harrison
Dr Harrison noted that on page 111 of the docket onwards there were suggestions for how the
framework could apply to the work of Senate's Committees. He noted that if the above motions
were resolved, the suggestion was that this would be the start of a discussion within committees,
and that members of the Ad Hoc Committee will work with the standing committees to see how
they can work together to move mental health and wellbeing forwards.
Senator Gershkovitch noted that mental health could seem like a giant topic and she appreciated
the Ad-Hoc Committee for breaking it down into committee areas of interest.
Senator Knight asked how we could present this rubric to groups beyond the Senate.
Senator Harrison replied that the ad hoc committee had benefitted from the participation
of others who are already involved in other areas. Those connections will develop as the
committee deliberates.
Approved
REPORTING
Mona Maleki } That the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Student
Daniel Munro Mental Health and Wellbeing present its final report
by May 2017, or upon dissolution of the Committee.
Senator Maleki noted that the Ad-hoc Committee has had ongoing discussions on how to build
tools to facilitate decision making and the committee still has work to do.
Senator Ahmed asked if May 2017 was the best date to report, given that it would be the last
regular meeting of the triennium.
Senator Harrison advised that he expected other reports could be forthcoming but the
committee did not consider the date in particular to be its only opportunity to report and
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that May 2017 was intended to signify the end of the Ad Hoc Committee's work and that
they had not considered an earlier date.
Approved
Report from the Provost
With consent of Senate, Vice-Provost Angela Redish presented on behalf of the Provost, who
sent regrets to the meeting.
CHANGE IN NAME FOR THE BRAIN RESEARCH CENTRE
Gage Averill } That Senate approve the name change from the Brain
Kenneth Baimbridge Research Centre to the Dj avid Mow afaghian Centre
for Brain Health.
Acting Provost Redish noted that this recommendation is coming jointly from the Faculty of
Medicine and the two co-directors of the centre.
Dean Stuart noted that this proposal would reflect the evolution of the centre, which was largely
focused on biomedical research and part of larger initiatives that spanned from basic research to
patient care.
Approved
2014 ENROLMENT  REPORT
Acting Provost Redish spoke regarding the circulated report. She noted that while we are funded
by the government for a set number of seats, we have chosen to enrol domestic students beyond
our funded targets for academic reasons, and this year, we have more than 50000 students on the
Vancouver campus. She advised that the number of students graduating from BC schools is
declining and so too are our application numbers, while the number of students admitted is
increasingly slightly.
Dr Redish drew Senate's attention to the following statistics in the report: the mean admissions
average was 91.7%, International students accounted for 19% of our undergraduate and 32% of
graduate students, and our number of First Nations students had grown, but commensurately
with our general growth, and still represented 2% of total enrolment.
Senator Singh advised that there are still some members of the public who mistakenly think that
UBC was taking in more international students at the expense of domestic enrolment. He noted
that in in this report we speak of still being above government targets but closer to them and that
he expected public comment on that approach.
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Dr Redish replied that while UBC faculties were planning to admit more international
students, we were still educating more domestic students than were funded by the
Provincial grant.
Dr Forwell noted the optics of international student growth, despite UBC admitting
beyond our funded quotas for domestic students.
Senator Baimbridge asked about time to completion: he noted that graduate students in Europe,
Asia, South America were able to complete their PhDs much faster than those in North America,
and that UBC was actually slightly above the Canadian average.
Senator Porter agreed that this was a difficult problem. She suggested that our PhD
students were in a very competitive environment and were spending time and energy to
publish and gain experience they feel is needed for post-doctoral and faculty positions
once they graduate. Other issues to consider would be funding although there was not
much data on this, personal factors, and the extensiveness/breadth of our curricula.
FIX THE TIME TO ADJOIJN
Aaron Bailey } That the time for adjournment be extended by 15
Sally Thorne minutes.
Approved
Senator Ruitenberg noted that on aboriginal students as a proportion has stayed constant since
2009 although the absolute numbers were increasing.
The Registrar replied that UBC had a number of initiatives to try and grow the relative
and absolute numbers of aboriginal applicants and students. Two particular areas of
concern she noted were lack of funding  and lack of incentives for transfer applicants.
She further noted that the Okanagan campus had 6% of its student body identifying as
aboriginal.
The President noted that he had an advisory committee on this topic, and he had asked
them to look at best practices.
Senator Bailey asked if there was data on undergraduate time to completion, and why there was a
decrease in international retention for Kinesiology.
Dr Redish noted that kinesiology was a small numbers problem: we have very few
international students in that program. With respect to time to completion for
undergraduates - we have that data on the PAIR website.   Our six year completion rate is
good, but we can include this data in the report for the future.
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Report from the Faculty of Medicine
Dean Gavin Stuart presented.
Gavin Stuart }        That Senate approve the Faculty of Medicine "Policy
Paul Keown on Partner Appointments" as distributed.
Dean Stuart noted that this proposal addressed a specific need in the health sector for
organizations that have contracts with their staff who want to participate in academic health
activities. They are contracted with the health authorities but look identical with the normal
professoriate. This proposal would allow them to be paid by the health authorities and hospitals
while still being considered. They would not be our employees but would be subject to our
scrutiny.
Senator Haffey noted that he did not see anything explicit in the policy covering what happens if
they lost their employment with the partner.
Senator Stuart said that although it was not explicit in the policy, it was implicit that their
academic positions would be terminated or not renewed.
Senator Singh asked to what level these partner persons could take part in undergraduate
teaching  and if promotions to these ranks would go through the normal channels
Senator Stuart replied that they would have the same teaching expectations as the regular
professoriate.   The policy set out the scheme for promotion and tenure considerations.
Instead of the Senior Appointments Committee, the files are sent to the Provost and
President.
Senator Tees noted that in 2009 this scheme was first stablished; he asked how many
appointments there were presently and if this number was expected to grow.
Stuart said presently there were around 20; in the future we would anticipate fewer than
100 but that may change with the evolution of the healthcare system.
Senator Tees noted that for clinical faculty members, would it be proper to give them emeritus
status.
Stuart noted that it was an honorary status but that there were many people at the BC
Centre for Disease Control and BC Cancer (Control) Agency who would be interested.
FIX THE TIME TO ADJOIJN
Robert Sparks } That the time for adjournment be extended by a
Aaron Bailey further 20 minutes.
Senator Ruitenberg asked if holders of these appointments would be automatically eligible to
teach or supervise in graduate programs.
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Senator Porter confirmed that as they did not fall into the ranks that were automatically
members, these persons would have to apply for approval from the Faculty in order to
supervise graduate students.
Approved
IN CAMERA - TRIBUTES COMMITTEE
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:59 pm.
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Appendix A: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Revised Academic Regulations:
BEd>Academic Policies and Regulations (Academic Accommodation for Students with
Disabilities; Attendance);
BEd>Academic Regulations (Advancement; Practica; Community Field Experience);
Revised Program:
BEd>Degree Requirements for Native Indian Teacher Education>Indigenous Concentration [&]
Indigenous Studies;
New Course:
EDCP 210 (3) Introduction to Music Education
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Appendix B: MPPGA
LACULLY OL GRADUALE & POSLDOCLORAL SLUDIES
New program:
Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Degree Program (MPPGA)
LACULLY OP ARLS
New Course Code:
GPP - Global Public Policy
New Courses:
GPP 501 (3) Microeconomic Analysis for Public Policy;
GPP 502 (3) International Macroeconomics;
GPP 503 (3) Measurement and Data Analysis for Policy;
GPP 504 (3) Policy Analysis and Evaluation;
GPP 505 (3) Domestic and Global Policy Process;
GPP 506 (3) Public Management;
GPP 507 (3) Environmental Law and Policy Prameworks;
GPP 508 (3) Philosophical and Ethical Poundations for Public Policy;
GPP 509 (3) Communicating Policy;
GPP 520 (3) Economics of Poverty;
GPP 521 (3) Development and Institutions;
GPP 522 (3) Development Discourses and Practices;
GPP 523 (3) Economic Change and Reforms in Asia;
GPP 524 (3) Legal Change and Sustainability Challenges in Asia;
GPP 525 (3) Social Policy Responses to Rapid Development;
GPP 526 (3) Challenges of Urbanization;
GPP 527 (3) Corporate Social Responsibility;
GPP 540 (3) Pools and Lechniques for Sustainability Assessment;
GPP 541 (3) Policy Dimensions of Energy Systems;
GPP 542 (3) Science, Lechnology, and Public Policy;
GPP 543 (3) Sustainable Water Systems;
GPP 544 (3) Economic Foundations of Environmental Policies;
GPP 545 (3) Ecology for Policy;
GPP 560 (3) Global Governance: Frameworks and Policy Debates;
GPP 561 (3) Lmpact of Globalization on Societies;
GPP 562 (3) Resource Governance, Environment and Human Security;
GPP 563 (3) Asia Pacific Human Migration and Social Change;
GPP 564 (3) Security Challenges for Asian States and People;
GPP 565 (3) Nationalism, Religion, and Ethnic Conflict in Asia;
GPP 566 (3) Asia Diplomacy and Lnternational Relations;
GPP 567 (3) Human Rights and Justice;
GPP 580 (3) Internet and Global Affairs;
GPP 581 (3) Behavioral Foundations for Public Policy;
GPP 582 (3) Public Engagement in Policy Decisions;
GPP 583 (3) Food Security;
GPP 584 (3) Policy Responses to Global Climate Change;
GPP 590 (6) Capstone Project;
GPP 591 (3) Special Lopics in Public Policy
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Appendix C: Awards Report
New Awards:
Rinda CHAN Bursary in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Bursaries totalling $1,500 are offered
annually by Rinda Chan (BSc Pharm, 1980) for undergraduate students in any year of study in
the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Candidates must have graduated from a high school in
British Columbia.  Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the
2014/2015 Winter Session)
Angus RAE Aboriginal MD Bursary-Bursaries totalling $5,220 are offered annually by Dr.
Angus Rae to support Aboriginal MD students in financial need. Adjudication is made by
Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2014/2015 Winter Session)
Kenneth G. RINGROSE Memorial Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences - A $1,000 award is
offered annually by colleagues, friends and family in memory of Kenneth G. Ringrose (BSc
Pharm, 1968), to an undergraduate student in the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Ken
was most recognized for his enduring pursuit of excellence in pharmacy and his commitment to
the Lower Mainland community in which he lived and worked. While a Pharmasave Drug Store
owner, Ken was deservingly awarded the prestigious Bowl of Hygeia for outstanding service to
the community by a pharmacist. For more than four decades, Ken remained passionate about
patient-centred community pharmacy and sought to inspire the highest of standards in students
while in his preceptor role. In honour of Ken's life and work, the award is given to a student who
has demonstrated excellence in community service in their experiential education rotations or
employment at a pharmacy, and who has a proven track record of volunteer leadership benefiting
his or her community.  The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences. (First Award Available in the 2014/2015 Winter Session)
Shelagh J. SMITH Award for Mature Students in Nursing - A $1,000 award is offered
annually by Shelagh Smith, BASc 1950 (Nursing), MSN 1982 and Senior Instructor in the UBC
School of Nursing. During her years as both a graduate student and an instructor, Mrs. Smith
observed that academic excellence is compromised for some mature students because of their
financial need. This award supports such students. The recipient will be a full-time, mature
student who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Candidates must demonstrate
academic merit, and preference will be given to those who demonstrate financial need. The
award is made on the recommendation of the School of Nursing. (First Award Available in the
2014/2015 Winter Session)
Norman THOMAS Memorial Bursary - A $4,000 bursary is offered annually by the College
of Pharmacists of BC, in memory of Norman S. Thomas (1930 -2014) and his long and
distinguished pharmacy career in BC and across Canada. Norm graduated from UBC's pharmacy
program in 1953 and went on to become owner/operator of Norman's Pharmacy in his
hometown ofKimberley, BC. After serving as the College President from 1975-76, he was
appointed Registrar in 1978 and held the position for 17 years until his retirement in 1995.
During his tenure, Norm was at the helm of many major accomplishments, including the
purchase of the Vancouver office and the establishment of the provincial PharmaNet system. The
bursary is offered to a student in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the first, second or
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third year of the undergraduate program. In the case that there is not one student eligible for the
full $4,000 award, it may be given out as two or more bursaries of lesser value. Adjudication is
made by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2014/2015 Winter Session)
VANCOUVER Branch of the BC Retired Teachers' Association Award in Nursing - A
$1,000 award is offered annually by the Vancouver Branch of the BC Retired Teachers'
Association to a student in the School of Nursing who demonstrates an interest in the health and
wellbeing of older adults, with a goal of doing research in an area which will affect older adults.
Preference is given to students who have graduated from a Vancouver public secondary school.
Consideration is also given to students who have been active volunteers with older adults.
Students must apply for this award at the School of Nursing. The award is made on the
recommendation of the School of Nursing and, in the case of a graduate student, in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2014/2015
Winter Session)
Robert C. WATTERS Forestry Award - A $1,000 award has been made available through an
endowment established in memory of Robert (Bob) C. Watters, for an undergraduate student in
the Faculty of Forestry. In addition to academic merit, candidates must have demonstrated
leadership, community and/or volunteer experience. Preference will be given to mature students
and financial need may be considered. After serving with the Calgary Tank Corp in World War
II, Bob Watters returned to Canada to finish his higher education at the University of British
Columbia, graduating as a Forest Engineer with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science in 1952.
In 1984, Bob completed his Master's degree in Forestry from the Faculty of Forestry at UBC.
Bob was both a certified Professional Forester and a Professional Engineer. He helped to
establish the Forestry and Construction Technology Program at the College of New Caledonia in
Prince George, BC. Bob had many passions in life, including skiing hiking and his family.  The
award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry. (First Award Available in the
2015/2016 Winter Session)
Previously-Approved Awards with Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
#738 A J Wood Memorial Scholarship - A $1,550 scholarship has been made available
through an endowment established by friends and family of the late A. J. Wood, who was for
many years a distinguished member of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of
British Columbia. The award is offered to a student who is completing an undergraduate degree
in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and is proceeding to a graduate degree at the
University of British Columbia or any other approved university.  The award is made on the
recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Why and how amended: At the request of the Faculty of land and Food systems, updated
the name of the Faculty of the eligible students; added reference to the Faculty of
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in the last line.
#5318 Sandy Laird Service Award in Mining Engineering - Two awards of $2,200 each have
been made available through an endowment established by Sandy Laird, BASc, 1957 (Mining
Engineer) to second year undergraduate students majoring in Mining Engineering in the Faculty
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of Applied Science. This award was originally conceived to inspire first year engineering
students to pursue a career in mining engineering leading to operations management. Recipients
have the opportunity to expand their understanding and knowledge of the industry that will help
them succeed in their professional career. Strong leadership abilities are critical to advancement
in the mining industry; therefore, candidates must have demonstrated leadership through active
participation in extracurricular activities in high school, the community, the university and/or
sports. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Mining Engineering.
Why and how amended: At the donor's request, added language that explains the
original intentions of the donor.
#8106 Elsie Roy Bursary-Bursaries totalling $2,325 have been made available through an
endowment established by the Estate of Henrietta Roy for undergraduate students in the
Kindergarten -Primary Program Cohort of the Bachelor of Education (Elementary) program.
Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services.
Why and how amended: Upon request of the Faculty of Education, changed name of the
program from "primary education option" to "Kindergarten - Primary Program
Cohort" to allow Enrolment Services to identify the correct pool of candidates.

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