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 aplaceofmind Vancouver Senate
www.senate.ubc.ca
THE  UNIVERSITYOF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 16 NOVEMBER 2011
Attendance
Present: Prof. S.J. Toope (President and Chair), Mr T. Ahmed, Dr R. Anstee, Dr K. Baimbridge,
Dr J. Belanger, Mr R. Bredin, Mr T. Brennan, Principal pro tent. H. Brock, Ms C. Changfoot, Dr
G. Chapman, Dr P. Choi, Prof. B. Craig, Mr B. Craig, Dr W. Dunford, Dr D. Farrar (Provost and
Vice-President, Academic), Rev. Dr S. Farris, Mr D. Fernandez, Dean B. Frank, Prof. B. Goold, Dr
S. Grayston, Mr S. Haffey, Dean pro tern. E. Hall, Dr W. Hall, Dr P. Harrison, Mr S. Heisler,
Dean M. Isman, Dr A. Ivanov, Dr S. Knight, Dr B.S. Lalli, Mr J. Leung, Dr P. Loewen, Ms S.
Marzara, Dr W. McKee, Dr W. McNulty, Ms S. Morgan-Silvester (Chancellor), Dr D.
O'Donoghue, Dr I. Parent, Mr R. Parhar, Dr K. Patterson, Dean S. Peacock, Dr N. Perry, Dr J.
Plessis, Dean pro tern. S. Porter, Dr R. Reid, Dr A. Riseman, Ms T. Rosseel, Ms N. Seyednejad,
Mr A. Sihota, Dr S. Singh, Dr R. Sparks, Dr B. Stelck, Ms S. Sterling, Mr K. Truong, Mr D.
Verma, Dr M. Vessey, Dr L. Walker, Dr R. Windsor-Liscombe, Dr R. Winter, Mr J. Yang.
Regrets: Ms E. Biddlecombe, Dean M.A. Bobinski, Ms C. Dickson, Mr T. Gibson, Rev. Dr M.
Hagemoen, Dr U. Kumar, Dr P. Leung, Principal L. Nasmith, Mr J. Ridge (Secretary), Dr L.
Rucker, Dean G. Stuart, Mr M. Thom, Dr S. Thorne.
Guests: Mr I. Burgess, Dr A. Kindler, Ms C. Lin, Mr P. Ouillet, Mr P. Save, Mr K. Warwick.
Recording Secretary: Mr C. Eaton (Acting Secretary to Senate).
Call to Order
The President welcomed Senate to its third regular meeting of this academic year.
Agenda
With the consent of Senate, the presentation of the University's financial statements was
moved to follow the report from the Board of Governors.
Senate Membership
The Acting Secretary introduced the following new members of Senate:
• Dr Eric Hall, Dean Pro Tern., Faculty of Applied Science, replacing Dr Tyseer
Aboulnasr
• Dr Hugh Brock, Principal Pro Tern., College for Interdisciplinary Studies, replacing
Dr Michael Burgess
• Mr Ravi Parhar, Student Representative for the Faculty of Forestry, filling a
vacancy
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•    Ms Claire Dickson, Student Representative for the Faculty of Education, filling a
vacancy.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Philip Loewen l        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 14
William McKee i        September 2011 be adopted as amended.
Amended by general consent: Correction of
typographical errors.
Approved.
Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
The President informed Senate of his election as chair of the Association of Universities
and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) for a two-year term. This year will be the hundredth
anniversary for the AUCC, an organization which plays an important role in higher
education advocacy with the federal government. Professor Toope opined that despite
financial pressures, he was pleased to see that the government's general attitude towards
advanced education and research seemed robust and positive, but expressed some concern
over the inclusion of the federal granting councils in planned cutbacks in spending
expected to be between 5 and 10%.
In other government matters, the Chair mentioned having just returned from a trip to
India which intersected with those of the Provincial Premier and our Vice-President
Research & International. A highlight of this trip was a theme in the Province's tone to
focus on the benefits of and relationships formed by higher education, with specific
reference to the connections established by UBC graduates. The President said that he and
the presidents of the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University will be meeting
with the Premier shortly to discuss the trip and the extraordinary role that our universities
play in connecting BC with the world. During this trip, the University also opened offices
in Delhi and Bangalore, with the former focusing on government relations and research,
and the latter on student recruitment.
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For the information of Senate, the President noted that the external review of the Faculty
of Graduate Studies was now underway, and that he was pleased to announce the
appointment of Professor Rachel Kuske, formerly Head of Mathematics at UBC, to the
position of Senior Advisor on the Status of Women Faculty.
Professor Toope informed Senate in relation to ongoing culture of service discussions that
UBC was now having continual difficulty in finding qualified faculty to serve on
adjudication committees. He took the opportunity to encourage the academic community
to consider these opportunities seriously and to ask their colleagues to do the same.
With reference to continuing discussions around animal research, the President reminded
senators that in late October we published a great deal of data on our activities. He went
on to state that UBC has always been accountable for animal research under scientific and
ethical protocols but to our knowledge we are the first university in Canada to make this
degree of detail open to the public.
Finally, the President reinforced the importance of faculty and staff completing the
workplace experience survey currently underway.
In response to a question regarding whether there had been any response to the
publication of our animal research statistics, the President replied that the principal group
interested did issue a statement welcoming it, but asking for more information. Professor
Toope expressed his hope that the data we did publish would diminish claims that UBC
was not being forthcoming and instead help inform the public.
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
Philip Loewen l        That the candidates for degrees and diplomas,
Sean Haffey J        as recommended by the Faculties, be granted
the degree or diploma for which they were
recommended, effective November 2011, and
that a committee comprised of the Registrar,
the appropriate dean, and the Chair of the
Vancouver Senate be empowered to make any
necessary adjustments.
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Approved by the
required 2/3rds
 I
From the Board of Governors
The President confirmed that the following items approved by the Vancouver Senate were
subsequently approved by the Board of Governors as required under the University Act:
SENATE MEETING OF 14 SEPTEMBER 2011
Curriculum Proposals from the Faculties of Arts and Graduate Studies (Arts) New
Awards
Establishment of the Life Sciences Institute in the Faculties of Medicine and Science
Establishment of the Child and Family Research Institute, the Providence Health Care
Research Institute, and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute in the Faculty
of Medicine
Name change of the James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre to the UBC James Hogg Research
Centre
Establishment of the Killam Post-Doctoral Fellow Research Prize
Financial Statements 2010/2011 and Budget Outlook
The Provost introduced the Vice-President Finance, Resources & Operations, Pierre
Ouillet, and the Comptroller, Ian Burgess, both of whom presented with the consent of
Senate.
The Vice-President tabled the University's audited financial statements as required by the
University Act. A link to this presentation is available from the Secretary.
Mr Ouillet opened by informing Senate that this year had been better than last, but that
UBC may face significant problems in future years. At present we have a structurally
balanced budget. One issue he specifically brought to Senate's attention was that our
largest source of income, our grant from the Province, was not tied to inflation and so
was decreasing in real terms. This is especially difficult in the face of wage pressures after
two years of no general wage increases. The Vice-President suggested that any new
expenditures - including wage increases - would have to be accounted for through four
areas: increased international enrolment, increased summer use of campus, new adult
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learning programs, and administrative and academic efficiencies. Of these four,
international enrolment is by far the largest opportunity due to tremendous demand.
Finally he asked Senate to please be mindful of the financial implications of academic
decisions.
Senator Hall noted that she was recently at the Canadian Association for Graduate
Studies where the keynote speaker raised concerns on the educational implications of
heavy internationalization, with Australia as a specific example of how problems may
develop.
The Provost replied, noting that at the undergraduate level around 12% of our students
are international. He suggested that this was healthy and that expanding to 15% or
perhaps a bit beyond would be fine. He opined that Australian universities went too far
and thus destabilized their finances and caused a public backlash.
The President commented from the chair that international students add greatly to the
dynamic of UBC programs and that it is this addition, not budgetary reasons, that should
drive us to have more.
Senator Windsor-Liscombe suggested that UBC could be more radical in terms of adult
education as we are still primarily focused on a model to education persons ages 18 to 24.
Although he suggested we do not go as far as British universities have, he opined that we
could create new programs to help "reboot" minds of people in mid-life. He went on to
state that UBC should seriously consider the benefits of running a full summer session.
The Provost replied that these were primarily Faculty decisions. In terms of the academic
year, he did not suggest that we go to a full trimester model such as SFU has as UBC was
not structured to accommodate that, but that we could still make progress in this year.
Vice-President Ouillet added that adult education was a complex area but that we have
many opportunities to improve.
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Dean Isman noted his concern that the government may cut our block grant and asked if
there were any discussions around loosening the hold on domestic tuition should that
occur.
The Chair replied that we have had no indication from the province that a cut to our
grant is being contemplated, but we are cognizant of the large budget deficit they are
facing. BC's universities are collectively making a case that we are an investment in the
economy, and this argument does seem to be well received, but such things are
unpredictable.
The Provost suggested that our current government funding (around 60% of our budget)
was not likely to grow and so we should try to diversify our revenue as much as possible.
Senator Rasmussen asked if we could do anything to encourage the Province to raise more
revenue.
The President replied that universities have a role to play in helping business and society
grow its markets. Further, our activities such as the living laboratory can help local
industry with innovative ideas become more successful. This is equally true for social
innovation. We need to help government understand how universities are engines for
social innovation and economic growth, with the best example of this being every
university graduate who is out there building our society.
Senator Knight asked if we have conducted a risk analysis for increasing international
enrolment, reiterating the problems faced by Australia and the problem many universities
faced due to government shifts and civil unrest, for example, with Chinese students
following Tiananmen Square.
The Provost replied that we do have a robust International student recruitment model and
we conduct a detailed risk analysis as part of that.
The President added that we have the largest international student scholarship fund in
Canada.
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Senator Anstee noted that international students generally do well at UBC, but that we
could do better in recruiting and selecting the very best students. He noted that the
advising issues are present for all students that that there likely was a higher drop-out rate
for international students.
The Provost replied that our domestic retention rate was around 90% and for
international students it was close to 80%. We have looked at why these students leave
and it primarily was for reasons of academic performance. We hope that expanding
programs like Jumpstart counter this as does increased English language course seats.
Vice-President Ouillet noted that Jumpstart would be a $2 million expenditure but that
this was expected to be made up due to increased retention.
The President closed the discussion with a reminder that we are required by statute to
have a balanced budget.
Admissions Committee
See Appendix A: Admissions Summary
The committee chair, Dr Richard Anstee presented changes to the Bachelor of Education
program to reflect changes in requirements set by the BC College of Teachers. In response
to a question from Senator Sterling, he replied that these changes were not related to
shifts in the governance structure of the college.
Richard Anstee l        That Senate approve changes in admission
Bikkar S. Lalli J        requirements for applicants to the Bachelor of
Education, effective for admission to the 2012
Winter Session and thereafter.
Approved.
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Agenda Committee
REVIEW OF POLICY V-l: FORMAT, DEVELOPMENT & ADMINISTRATION OF SENATE
POLICIES
Senator Harrison presented on behalf of the committee chair, Dean Mary Anne Bobinski.
He informed Senate that in accordance with this policy it had been reviewed and that no
changes thereto were recommended at this time.
Curriculum Committee
See Appendix B: Curriculum Summary
Senator McKee presented on behalf of the committee chair, Dr Peter Marshall. In
response to a question from Senator Knight, he replied that the Master of Educational
Technology program was financially viable without the involvement of the Monterrey
Institute of Technology.
William McKee l        That the new courses and program changes
Katharine Patterson J        brought forward by the Faculties of Graduate
Studies (Arts, Education, and Medicine) and
Law be approved
Approved.
Dr McKee informed Senate that under powers delegated by Senate the Committee has
approved four certificate programs representing the UBC Botanical Garden Horticulture
Foundations Program.
Joint Report of the Admissions and Curriculum Committees
See Appendix C: New Programs
Senator McKee presented on behalf of the committees. In response to a question from
Senator Hall on student demands for a more international curriculum, he replied that
several courses in the Master of International Forestry (MIF) degree have an emphasis of
international and global issues and we expect they will function well in a global context.
He requested that the minutes reflect a directive for the Master of Sustainable Forest
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Management program to consult with the Faculty of Law on its programming prior to
offering the degree.
William McKee
Katharine Patterson
That Senate approve the new Master of
International Forestry and its associated
courses; and
That Senate approve the new Master of
Sustainable Forest Management and its
associated courses.
Approved.
Nominating Committee
The Committee chair, Dr Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe presented, taking the opportunity to
remind senators of the two President's Advisory Committees presently being formed for
the consideration of the extension of the Provost's Appointment to a second term, and the
appointment of a new Vice-Provost for Academic Facilities & Enrolment.
Rhodri Windsor-
Liscombe
Kenneth Baimbridge
That Senate approve the revisions to the
membership of Committees of Senate as
follows:
Academic Policy - Add Dr Hugh Brock to replace Dr Michael Burgess.
Teaching and Learning - Add Dr Santokh Singh to replace Dr Nancy Perry.
Academic Building Needs - Add Dr Nancy Perry to replace Dr Sally Thorne.
Agenda - Add Mr Ravi Parhar to replace Mr Matt Murray.
Student Appeals on Academic Discipline - Add Mr Ravi Parhar to replace Mr Matt
Murray.
Admissions - Add Ms Claire Dickson to replace Ms Robyn Sneath.
Student Awards - Add Dr Ujendra Kumar to replace Dr Tyseer Aboulnasr.
Curriculum - Add Ms Erin Biddlecombe to fill vacancy.
Approved.
Student Awards Committee
See Appendix D: New Awards
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The Committee chair, Dr Brian Stelck presented, noting that this batch of new awards
represents a further $139 000 a year in student funding. He expressed his thanks to the
development office for their hard work. Senator Stelck advised Senate that his Committee
had noted a trend for donors to be very specific on what kinds of students or activities
they wished to fund, and that this posed some challenges when their desires did not align
with the needs of the University.
Brian Stelck l        That Senate accept the awards as listed and
Ronald Reid J        forward them to the Board of Governors for
approval; and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Approved.
Report from the Provost & Vice-President, Academic
REPORT ON THE REVIEW OF THE COLLEGE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
The Provost presented to update Senate on discussions regarding the status of the College.
He advised that over the upcoming months a series of proposals would be coming
forward to Senate regarding the academic organization of the work of the College and its
units.
Dr Farrar noted that a review had recently been completed upon the 5-year anniversary of
the College's establishment. That review was clear on the importance of supporting
interdisciplinary activity but pointed out that our model was unique in the world. The
Review Committee also brought to our attention the status of at least 30 interdisciplinary
academic units outside of the College.
The review highlighted two problems with our current state of affairs: College-based units
not feeling well supported in the current structure, and the inherent conflict between
proper recognition of interdisciplinary units located within and outside of the College.
The Provost informed Senate that over the summer he formed a small group to consider
this situation and from those discussions several recommendations emerged:
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• That interdisciplinary units be moved from the College into the faculties in order
to provide them with sufficient administrative support structures; and
• That the College's mandate be focused to supporting interdisciplinary programs
across the entire university.
In response to a question from Senator Windsor-Liscombe, the Provost suggested that
should these recommendations be enacted, the resulting College would be a smaller unit
that it is today, and would be more similar to the College for Health Disciplines in nature.
It would be a way for UBC to look at all its interdisciplinary activities, support them, and
provide needed coordination. The issue with the current state of affairs is that a certain
scale is needed to provide efficient support and that was not present at the current
College.
In response to a question from Senator Reid, the Provost agreed that this re-organization
would be more about creating a network for interdisciplinarity around UBC instead of
continuing a bureaucratic structure.
Senator O'Donoghue asked why we would keep the entity of a college and the office of a
principal when a new type of structure is being proposed.
Dr Farrar replied that we may wish to consider this, but that it was too early in
discussions to determine if a change in these regards would be beneficial.
To the agreement of Dr Farrar, Senator Loewen suggested that we need to ensure the
interests of the 570 graduate students within CFIS programs are protected during any
transition.
Tributes Committee (in camera)
Minutes for this portion of the meeting are not public for reasons of personal privacy.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:43 p.m.
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Appendix A
ADMISSIONS SUMMARY
Revision of Bachelor of Education Requirements
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Appendix B
CURRICULUM SUMMARY
Faculty of Graduate Studies
New Courses
ASIA 578 (3)
POLI 574 (3/6) D
SPPH 549 (3)
Program change:
Master of Educational Technology
Faculty of Law
LAW 333 (4) Cultural Law
Faculty of Science
New Certificates (for information)
UBC Botanical Garden Horticulture Foundation Program
Certificate in Landscape Construction
Certificate in Horticultural Plant Science
Certificate in Plant Production
Certificate in Landscape and Garden Management
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Appendix C
NEW PROGRAMS SUMMARY
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Master of International Forestry (M.I.F.)
FRST 519 (3) Forests and Society
FRST 534 (3) Resource and Conservation Economics
FRST 535 (3) Global Environmental Issues and Forests
FRST 543 (3) International Forestry Institutions, Diplomacy and Negotiations
FRST 542 (3) International Forest Policy and Governance
FRST 554 (3) Forest Products and Services
FRST 559 (3) Natural Resources Planning
FRST 562 (3) Seminar - Topics in International Forestry
Master of Sustainable Forest Management (M.S.F.M.)
FRST 555 (3) Fundamentals of Sustainable Forest Land Management
FRST 556 (3) Land Information Acquisition and Analysis
FRST 557 (3) Site-Level Forest Land Management
FRST 558 (9) Landscape-Level Forest Land Management
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Appendix D
AWARDS SUMMARY
New Awards
Dr Dario ALBERTON PharmD Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship has been endowed
through the generous support of family, friends and colleagues in memory of Dr Dario
Alberton for an outstanding student entering the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.
This award is primarily based on the student's scholarly achievements and is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in consultation with Faculty of
Graduate Studies. (First Award Available in the 2013/2014 Winter Session.)
Indrajit DESAI Memorial Bursary - Bursaries totalling $1,000 have been endowed by
Manjula Desai in memory of her husband Professor Emeritus Dr. Desai. He was
appointed to the Family and Nutritional Sciences program in 1969 and worked at the
University for 33 years. The bursary is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Land and
Food Systems studying as an undergraduate in Nutrition & Health or a graduate on the
program in Human Nutrition. Recommendations are made by the Office of Student
Financial Assistance and Awards. (First Award Available in the 2012/13 Winter Session.)
ENDEAVOUR Silver Corporation Graduate Scholarship in Earth Sciences - Two or more
scholarships totalling $6,000 have been endowed by Endeavour Silver Corporation, for
graduate students in Geological Sciences. The awards are based on academic excellence.
Preference will be given to graduate students studying Economic Geology and if there are
no students that fit these criteria, then preference will be given to students studying
Mining and Metallurgy. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department
of Earth and Ocean Sciences in consultation with Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First
Award Available in the 2011/2012 Winter Session.)
ENDEAVOUR Silver Corporation Undergraduate Scholarship in Earth Sciences - Two or
more scholarships totalling $14,000 have been endowed by Endeavour Silver
Corporation, for undergraduate students in Geological Sciences. The awards are based on
academic excellence. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of
Earth and Ocean Sciences. (First Award Available in the 2011/2012 Winter Session.)
ELDORADO International Graduate Award in Mining Engineering - Awards totalling
$40,000 are offered by Eldorado to international students from China, Brazil, Turkey or
Greece. To be considered candidates must be enrolled in graduate studies leading to a
Master's degree in mining engineering or a related field. Candidates may have the
opportunity to undertake a co-op work placement with Eldorado during their degree
through the UBC Engineering Co-op Office. The nominating committee will take into
account not only the student's academic record, but also other qualities which may lead
to a successful career in mining. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering in consultation with Faculty of
Graduate Studies. (First Award Available in the 2012/2013 Winter Session.)
Dr. E. Margaret FULTON Bursary - Bursaries totalling $1,000 have been endowed by
Dr. E. Margaret Fulton to support female students with the greatest demonstrated
financial need. Dr. Margaret Fulton was a distinguished educator in elementary,
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secondary, and post-secondary education. She served as the Dean of Women at UBC and
University President, Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. Recommendations are
made by the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Awards. (First Award Available in
the 2012/13 Winter Session.)
Dorothy Irene (Barlow) GRAHAM Entrance Award - One entrance award of $3,500 has
been endowed by Victoria Graham in memory of her mother, Dorothy Irene (Barlow)
Graham, for an undergraduate student entering first year in any Faculty. This award
supports an academically qualified student with demonstrated leadership skills, but who
would not be able to attend UBC without significant financial assistance. The award is
renewable for an additional three years or until the first undergraduate degree is obtained
(whichever is the shorter period). Candidates interested in this application must be
nominated by a community member or their Secondary School, and the award is made on
the recommendation of the UBC Entrance Award Selection Committee. Only one student
can be in receipt of the award at a time. (First Award Available in the 2012/13 Winter
Session.)
HAIDA Ancestry Award - An award of $1,000 is offerd by the McGuire Family to an
undergraduate First Nations student with Haida ancestry entering first year in any
Faculty. Students must demonstrate strong academic achievement, and must submit a
letter of reference from a teacher or community member. The award is made on the
recommendation of the First Nations House of Learning. (First Award Available in the
2011/12 Winter Session.)
HEIL-CHRISTIE Service Award in Speech-Language Pathology - A $1,000 award is
offered to a first year Speech-Language Pathology student pursuing the degree of Master
of Science in Audiology and Speech Sciences. The award is to recognize class leadership
and service to fellow students in the Speech-Language Pathology Program. The
recommendation for the award is made by the faculty and Director of the School of
Audiology and Speech Sciences in consultation with members of the first year class at the
end of their first year on the basis of class leadership and the fostering of a sense of
community within the student body. (First Award Available in the 2011/12 Winter
Session.)
Mary Ellen HENLEY Memorial Prize - A prize of $2,700 has been endowed through a
bequest by Mary Ellen Henley. The prize is awarded to the graduate student who achieves
the highest academic standing in one of the following seminars: ENGL 514, Studies in the
Renaissance; ENGL 515, Shakespeare; ENGL 519, Studies in the Sixteenth Century; and
ENGL 520, Studies in the Seventeenth Century. In the event of a "tie" for academic
standing, the discretion of the Graduate Committee of the English Department will be
used to settle the matter. The granting of the prize will not be possible until the
completion of the academic year to ascertain which student has achieved highest standing
in the seminars offered in the particular academic year. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Department of English in consultation with Faculty of Graduate
Studies. (First Award Available in the 2012/2013 Winter Session.)
Entrance Scholarship in MATHEMATICS - Through the generosity of a UBC
Mathematics alumnus, scholarships totalling $15,000 are offered to students with
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exceptional ability and interest in Mathematics who are entering UBC Vancouver directly
from high school. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of
Mathematics. (First Award Available in the 2012/13 Winter Session.)
MD Undergraduate Admissions Entrance Bursary - Four bursaries of $1,000 each are
offered to students in financial need entering their first year of the MD Undergraduate
program. Although financial need is given primary consideration, the bursaries will be
given out to students from each of the four sites of the distributed medical program where
possible. Recommendations are made by the Office of Student Financial Assistance and
Awards. (First Award Available in the 2012/2013 Winter Session.)
Antonio and Iolanda Giuseppina MINICUCCI Award in Medicine - Three awards of
$1,100 each are offered to students in their 3rd or 4th year in the MD program to
recognize outstanding academic achievement with demonstrated service to the
community. This award is established in loving memory of Antonio Minicucci by his wife,
Iolanda Giuseppina. Antonio and Iolanda Giuseppina, who immigrated to Canada in
1957, have always been strong believers in the importance of education. They have never
had children of their own and, after working hard all their lives, wanted to leave a legacy
that would support the next generation by helping deserving students in the future.
Recommendations are made by the Faculty of Medicine. (First Award Available in the
2012/13 Winter Session.)
MINTEC, INC. Award in Mining Engineering - Awards totalling $5,000 are offered by
Mintec Inc. to undergraduate students enrolled in Mining Engineering. Preference will be
given to students who have expressed interest in computer technology related to the
mining industry. To be considered, candidates must show high academic achievement.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining
Engineering. (First Award Available for the 2011/12 Winter Session.)
MOTION Metrics/ICICS Graduate Scholarship - A $5,000 scholarship is offered by
Motion Metrics International to a Master or PhD student who is entering their second
year of study. The graduate student must be supervised by a faculty member of the
Institute of Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (IOCS) at the University of
British Columbia, where Motion Metrics was incubated in 2000. Preference is given to
students who have demonstrated excellence in multidisciplinary, application-orientated
research and who wish to advance the area through continued study. The awards are
made on the recommendation of IOCS and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First Award
Available in the 2011/12 Winter Session.)
Association of PROSTHODONTICS of Canada Award for Academic Achievement - A
$1,000 award is offered by the Association of Prosthodontics of Canada to the top
student accepted to the graduate program in Prosthodontics that demonstrates leadership
and acumen in the field of study. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Dentistry in consultation with Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First Award
Available in the 2011/2012 Winter Session.)
W.O. (Bill) RICHMOND Memorial Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering - A $1,000
scholarship has been endowed in memory of Professor W.O. (Bill) Richmond in honour
of his contribution as a Professor and Department Head of Mechanical Engineering (1937
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to 1973), and excellence in teaching. The award was funded by his family and the Class
of 1950 Mechanical Engineers. As of 2011 this was still the largest Mechanical
Engineering class to graduate, and it included many WWII veterans. Candidates must be
in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year Mechanical Engineering. Preference will be given to students who
have an interest in machine design, and are involved in extra- curricular activities and
leadership. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Mechanical
Engineering. (First Award Available in the 2012/2013 Winter Session.)
Graham SOMERVILLE Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Chemical and Biological
Engineering - Scholarships of $1,000 have been endowed by Graham F. Somerville, a
Chemical Engineering alumnus (Class of 1957), for second, third and fourth year
undergraduate students enrolled in Chemical and Biological Engineering in the Faculty of
Applied Science. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
The winners are selected on the basis of academic standing. Financial need may be
considered. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Chemical
and Biological Engineering. (First Award Available in the 2012/13 Winter Session.)
TELUS Excellence in IT Award - Awards totalling $20,000 are offered by TELUS
Corporation to undergraduate students enrolled in the Business Technology Management
or Business Computer Science options of the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the
Sauder School of Business. These awards are made on the recommendation of the Sauder
School of Business to students in good academic standing who have demonstrated
academic excellence or leadership relating to the BTM or BUCS program. (First Award
Available in the 2011/12 Winter Session.)
Dean and Kitty TO YE Scholarship in Science - Scholarships totalling $1,200 have been
endowed by Mr. Dean Toye. The awards are offered to undergraduate or graduate
students in the Faculty of Science and are made on the recommendation of the Faculty,
and in the case of graduate students, in consultation with Faculty of Graduate Studies.
(First Award Available in the 2012/2013 Winter Session.)
UNIVERSITY of BC and University of Warwick International Learning Award - The
Moss Rock Park Foundation offers 2 awards valued at up to $4,000 each for
undergraduate or graduate students participating in a student exchange program between
UBC and the University of Warwick. The awards will be available to UBC students who
are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and to Warwick students who
are British citizens. The field of study is History, Political Science/Politics and English
Literature. Students need to demonstrate how their studies involve an aspect of Anglo-
Canadian relations. At the conclusion of their studies abroad, each student will provide
the funder with a summary of between 1,500-2,500 words explaining how their studies
improved his/her understanding of Anglo-Canadian relations. The award is made on the
recommendation of Go Global. (First Award Available in the 2012/13 Winter Session.)
Previously-Approved Awards with Changes in Terms or Funding Source
Association of ADMINISTRATIVE and Professional Staff of UBC Scholarship - Two
scholarships of $4,500 each are offered by the Association of Administrative and
Professional Staff (AAPS), one scholarship is in memory of Rick Byers (Rick was
appointed to the AAPS Board in 2009. Apart from his service on the Board, Rick was also
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a key participant on AAPS' Income Replacement Plan Working Committee. Rick's work
on this committee was informed by his many years of experience in worker rehabilitation.
His knowledge, empathy, and understanding assisted the committee in adopting a new
Disability Benefits Plan.) Both scholarships are for students beginning or continuing
studies at UBC, either at the Vancouver or the Okanagan campus. Applicants should be
either children of AAPS members, spouses of AAPS members or AAPS members who, in
the past several years, have credit courses equivalent to a full course load and are
proceeding to a year of full-time studies. In the event that there are no qualified applicants
in the preceding categories, the award is made to a qualified student in any program. No
candidate may receive the scholarship for more than two years.
How Amended: One of the scholarships is now in memory of Rick Byers. (Requested
change to take effect for the 2011W Session)
B.C. Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists Prize - Two prizes of
$100 each are offered by the B.C. Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and
Audiologists to two outstanding second year students in the School of Audiology and
Speech Sciences. The awards are made to one Audiology and one Speech-Language
pathology student on the recommendation of the School.
How Amended: The prize is now 2@$100 and it will now be given to final- year
students. (Requested change to take effect for the 2011W Session)
Cynthia J. HORNER Memorial Prize - A $1,000 prize is offered by her family in memory
of Dr. Cynthia Horner, psychiatrist (M.D., UBC '89). The award is offered to an
undergraduate medical student who excels in psychiatry and is made on the
recommendation of the Department of Psychiatry.
How Amended: Changed from an endowed award to an annually funded award.
Endowment is to be spent down in increments of $1,000. (Requested change to take
effect for the 2010W Session)
ITALIAN Government Book Prize - A book prize is offered by the Istituto Italiano di
Cultura in Vancouver, to an undergraduate student in Italian on the recommendation of
the Head of the Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies.
How Amended: Changed the prize offering from giving multiple prizes, to one prize to
a single student. (Requested change to take effect for the 2011W Session)
University of BC KINESIOLOGY / Physical Education Alumni Scholarship - One or
more scholarships totalling $2,700 have been endowed by alumni of the School. The
scholarships are made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology, to
undergraduate students in the BKIN program who have displayed academic achievement,
leadership and competency in their field of specialization.
How Amended: There has been a Senate approved revision of the school from the
School of Human Kinetics to the School of Kinesiology. (Requested change to take
effect for the 2011W Session)
KRUGER Graduate Fellowship - Fellowships totalling $8,600 are endowed by Kruger
Products Limited and the Province of British Columbia. The award is offered to a
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francophone Canadian graduate student and is made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How Amended: Changed to reflect the company's new name. (Requested change to
take effect for the 2011W Session)
Professor Jessie Gordon MACCARTHY Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship of $1,100
has been endowed by family, friends and colleagues of the late Jessie Gordon MacCarthy,
who for ten years contributed through teaching, administration and research to the
development of the Health Sciences at UBC. The award is made to the student who
having completed the penultimate year of any pre-licensure Health Science course best
combines academic excellence, demonstrated interest and leadership in the field of
Community Health. Activities in the years immediately preceding admission to UBC may
be considered as well as activities carried out while an undergraduate. The recipient is
chosen by a committee, appointed by the Principal of the College of Health Disciplines.
Financial need may be considered but shall be subordinate to aptitude and interest.
How Amended: The award is now going to a 'pre-licensure' health science course in a
Health Discipline program. The suggested revision would ensure that students from all
the programs previously considered (DMD, MD, Pharmacy, Nursing, Social Work,
etc.) would be eligible and it would bring the Physical and Occupational Therapy
students back into the fold as well. (Requested change to take effect for the 2011W
Session)
Wil Evon MCCREERY Memorial Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship has been endowed
by the family and friends of Evon McCreery for a graduate student in the School of
Nursing, with preference given to a student studying the social and emotional health of
children and youth. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Nursing
in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How Amended: Changed from a prize to a scholarship in order to provide support for
research. (Requested change to take effect for the 2011W Session)
MEDICINE Class of 1961 Memorial Bursary - A $1,000 bursary has been endowed by
the Medicine Class of 1961 in memory of all those classmates who have died since
graduation.
How Amended: Rod Smith Memorial is taken out because the bursary is in memory of
all those classmates who have died since graduation. (Requested change to take effect
for the 2011W Session)
Stuart OLSON Dominion Construction Ltd. Scholarship - A $175 scholarship has been
endowed by Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. for an undergraduate student in
Management Information Systems. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Sauder School of Business.
How Amended: Changed to reflect the company's new name. (Requested change to
take effect for the 2011W Session)
Dr. William Arthur PASKINS Memorial Fellowship - A Fellowship has been endowed
through a bequest by the late Mrs. Nellie Whiddon in the memory of the Dr. William
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Arthur Paskins. The fellowship is open to any Master or PhD student undertaking
research in clinical psychology, including but not limited to clinical neuroscience,
psychotherapy, assessment, or program evaluation. The fellowships are based on merit
and made on the recommendation of the Department of Psychology, in consultation with
the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How Amended: This was too restrictive to award. This change broadens the number
of eligible candidates by opening it up to both Master and PhD students. (Requested
change to take effect for the 2011W Session)
SCHOOL of Kinesiology Physical Education Bursary - Bursaries totalling $1,200 have
been endowed by friends and alumni for students in the Physical and Health Education
stream of the School of Kinesiology who are in need of financial assistance to continue
their post-secondary studies.
How Amended: There has been a Senate approved revision of the school from the
School of Human Kinetics to the School of Kinesiology. (Requested change to take
effect for the 2011W Session)
Ernest Wesley Cubitt SHARPE Memorial Scholarship - Scholarships totalling $21,000
have been endowed by C. Jane DeVitt in memory of Ernest Wesley Cubitt Sharpe. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the School of Music to undergraduate and
graduate students excelling in the areas of Composition, Music History, Music Theory, or
Ethnomusicology. In the case of graduate students, the recommendation is made in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How Amended: Indicate that multiple awards will now be offered, to undergraduate
and/or graduate students; reformulate the term "top ranking" as needed in the context
of multiple awards; allow for awards in Composition and in all areas included under
the Music Scholarship undergraduate rubric, i.e. Music History, Music Theory, and
Ethnomusicology. These areas identify degrees at the graduate level, and courses at the
undergraduate level, so it will be easy for the School to identify students excelling in
these areas at both levels. (Requested change to take effect for the 2011W Session)
Kapoor Singh SIDDOO Scholarship in Medicine - Through the generosity of the Kapoor
Singh Siddoo Foundation a Scholarship is offered to a student of Medicine. This award is
made to a student deserving of assistance with first class standing.
Kapoor Singh SIDDOO Scholarship in Forestry - Through the generosity of the Kapoor
Singh Siddoo Foundation a Scholarship is offered to a student in Forestry. The award is
made to worthy students deserving of assistance with first class standing.
Kapoor Singh SIDDOO Scholarship in Forest Ecology - Through the generosity of the
Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation a Scholarship is offered to a student in the Forest
Ecology. The award is made to a student deserving of assistance with first class standing.
How Amended: These three awards are now funded in part by an endowment.
(Requested change to take effect for the 2011W Session)
SIGMA Chi Leadership Award - A $1,000 award is offered by Sigma Chi to students
entering their first year of university in any field of study. Since the Delta Omicron
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chapter of Sigma Chi established itself at UBC in 1949, Sigma Chi has been an
organization for serious-minded young men to grow into values-based leaders and
develop lifelong ideals together. The award is to recognize student leadership and
academic achievement in a male student entering his first year of study with preference
that the recipient demonstrate the qualities that meet the standards of Sigma Chi
membership: a man of high character, a student of fair ability, with ambitious purposes, a
congenial disposition, possessed of good morals, having a high sense of honour, and a
deep sense of personal responsibility. Recommendation is made by the Office of Student
Financial Assistance and Awards.
How Amended: The award title is changed from SIGMA Chi Entrance Award to
standardize the name of the award given out by the donor across all universities.
(Requested change to take effect for the 2011W Session)
Florence and Lynn SULLY Award in Athletics - An award of $2,550 has been endowed
by Florence and Lynn Sully. The award is offered to a student having outstanding athletic
abilities, with preference given to someone who has demonstrated academic excellence.
The award is made on the recommendation of the President's Athletic Awards
Committee.
How Amended: Changed from a scholarship to an award to broaden the number of
eligible candidates. (Requested change to take effect for the 2011W Session)
UNIVERSITY Women's Club of Vancouver Scholarship in Education - A $1,200
scholarship has been endowed by the University Women's Club of Vancouver for a
student entering the Bachelor of Education program and is made on the recommendation
of the Faculty.
How Amended: To clarify that the award is to be given to an undergraduate entering
Education. (Requested change to take effect for the 2011W Session)
UNIVERSITY Women's Club of Vancouver Scholarship in Mathematics Education - A
$900 scholarship has been endowed by the University Women's Club of Vancouver Trust
Fund for Education for a student entering the Faculty of Education specializing in
Mathematics. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education and
in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How Amended: To clarify that the award is to be given to a student entering the
Faculty of Education. (Requested change to take effect for the 2011W Session)
UNIVERSITY Women's Club of Vancouver Dr. Evelyn Fenwick Farris Scholarship - A
scholarship of $1,312 the gift of the University Women's Club of Vancouver, is offered to
a woman student who is a graduate of another faculty entering the Bachelor of Education
program, or is entering the final year of a Bachelor of Education Dual Degree program. It
is awarded to the applicant who, in the opinion of the Faculty of Education, is best
qualified in terms of her personal qualities and academic record.
How Amended: To clarify that the award is to be given to a student entering the
Bachelor of Education program, or is entering the final year of a Bachelor of
Education Dual Degree program. (Requested change to take effect for the 2011W
Session)
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Anne D TILLEY Scholarship in Kinesiology - A $600 scholarship has been endowed by
Ms. Anne D. Tilley for graduate and fourth-year undergraduate students in Kinesiology
who are conducting research in the field of developmental disability. The award is made
on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.
How Amended: The inclusion of graduate students will broaden the range of student
recipients. In addition, Human Kinetics is now called the School of Kinesiology.
(Requested change to take effect for the 2011W Session)

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