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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 21 NOVEMBER 2018
DRAFT
Attendance
Present: S. Ono (Chair), K. Ross (Secretary), D.Agosti-Moro, S. Bates, L. Burr, J. Chai,
C. Dauvergne, A. Dulay, A. Fisher, S. Forwell, I. Frigaard, J. H. V. Gilbert, A. Gonzalez, J. L.
Gordon, S. Grayston, C. Hakim, P. Harrison, J. M. Holmes, M. Isaacson, A. Ivanov, C. Jaeger,
D. Kelleher, P. Keown, A. Kindler, M. Koehoorn, C. Koenig, C. Krebs, P. Loewen, D.
MacDonald, M. MacDougall, C. W. Marshall, P. Marshall, S. Matsui, W. McKee, B. McNulty,
L. Milroy, A. Murphy, J. Olson, T. Onifade, N. Pang, S. Parker, S. Porter, N. Rygnestad-Stahl,
J. Shepherd, A. Sheppard, S. Singh, L. Stothers, C. Surniawan, A. Szeri, A. Tanner, R. Tees, M.
Thachuk, S. Thorne, R. Topping, G. Tsiakos, R. Ty, E. Zusman.
Regrets: T. Ahmed, M Aronson, G. Averill, R. Boushel, V. Bungay, P. Choi, A. Collier,
M. Coughtrie, R. Djavanmardi, G. Faulkner, B. Fischer, B. Frank, C. Gilby, C. Godwin,
V. Griess, R. Helsley, J. Innes, M. Kuus, H. Leong, K. Lo, P. Meehan, S. Ngo,
C. Nislow, T. Rogers, M. Stewart, V. Tsang, R. Yada.
Clerk: Mr C. Eaton
Call to Order
The Chair of Senate, Dr Santa J. Ono, called the third regular meeting of the Vancouver Senate
for the 2019/2020 Academic Year to order at 6:01 pm.
Minutes of 16 October 2019
Richard Tees
Claudia Krebs
}        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 16 October
2018 be adopted as corrected:
Corrections: Senators Haffey, Dauvergne, Ty,
Kelleher, Tsiakos, and Rygnestad-Stahl were
present.
The Clerk, Mr Christopher Eaton, advised Senate that one of the two attendance sheets was not
returned after the previous meeting and asked Senators to ensure their attendance was properly
noted in the draft minutes.
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Approved
Remarks from the Chair
The President, Dr Santa J. Ono advised Senate that he had appointed a series of senior advisors
to his office: Senior Instructor Kathryn Gretsinger, Professor Walter Merida, Associate Professor
Karen Ragoonaden, and Professor John Klironomos. He noted that each advisor would work on
projects that advance our strategic plan and will advise me on topics and issues that are important
to faculty across both campuses, with an overarching goal to bring our UBC community closer
together.
Dr Ono noted that last month he signed a Statement of Strategic Cooperation with Professor
Shojiro Nishio, the President of Osaka University. The Statement calls upon our two universities
to strengthen research collaboration in selected fields related to our mutual strengths in Physics
and Medicine. Osaka was one of UBC's earliest partner institutions in Japan, with the original
academic exchange agreement signed in 1984.
The President advised that he was recently elected to the international executive steering
committee of the U7+ alliance, along with the presidents of other major universities, including
Ecole Polytechnique, the London School of Economics, Columbia University and others. The
committee will be meeting shortly to start the implementation of the U7+ commitments.
Dr Ono welcomed Dr Sophia Frangou as professor and UBC President's Excellence Chair in
Brain Health to UBC from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
Finally, The President informed Senate that he just came back from ul5 meeting in Ottawa; at
those meeting it was clear that there is an appreciation for the post-secondary sector in the
federal government. He noted that investments in work-integrated learning were discussed and
how to align that with the research supercluster strategy.
Senator Haffey asked if the President could address the issue of the Allard naming controversy
before the courts.
The President said that he was not able to comment on matters before the courts other
than to say that UBC stood behind the decision. The Senate did not approve any change
to the graduate parchments in the study of law.
Dean Dauvergne clarified that the matter was before the courts as Mr Allard is seeking
leave to appeal an arbitrator's decision.
Candidates for Degrees
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Philip Loewen
Claudia Krebs
That the candidates for degrees and diplomas as
recommended by the faculties be
granted the degree or diplomas for which they
were recommended, effective November
2019 or as otherwise specified, and that a
committee comprised of the Registrar, the dean of
the relevant faculty, and the Chair of the Senate be
empowered to make any necessary adjustments.
Approved
Academic Policy Committee
The Chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee, Dr Paul Harrison, presented.
ADDITION OF ASSOCIATE AND ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF TEACHING TO THE RANKS OF
FACULTY MEMBERS UNDER THE UNIVERISTY ACT
Paul Harrison
Christopher Marshall
That Senate designate the ranks of Associate
Professor of Teaching' and Assistant Professor of
Teaching' as equivalent to those ranks set out in
the definition of Faculty Member 'found in the
University Act, effective July 2020.
Dr Harrison noted that when approved the rank of professor of teaching, we left instructor and
senior instructor as is. The educational leadership stream has evolved since then and the
University and faculty association would like to recognize that with new titles. Senate's approval
is needed to declare a new rank to be equivalent to those set out in the University Act for faculty
members, which is a defined term.
Senator Singh said that the educational leadership stream wanted these titles for some time. He
asked if this would change anything beyond the titles?
Senator Harrison replied that no, this would not change any other aspects of
appointments.
NB: Senator Holmes abstained.
Approved
STRIKE POLICY
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The Chair reminded senators that has this proposal delegated powers to the Senate Nominating
Committee, the proposed ad hoc committee, and the academic arbiter, two-thirds approval was
required.
Prior to moving the motion, Senator Harrison substituted the following for Section 1 in place of
the proposal distributed before the meeting:
1. General policy:
In the event of a) a legal strike by employees of the University, b) of a legal strike
at a campus or site of the University by not-University employees, or c) of
disruption to public transportation services to or from a campus or site of the
University due to a labour dispute (hereafter a "labour disruption"), it is the
University's policy to take every reasonable measure to remain open. We will
endeavour to maintain instruction in all courses, provide access to core library
services and internet connectivity, oversee examinations as scheduled, and
provide student services. The University respects the right of students, staff or
faculty members as a matter of conscience, to refuse to cross a picket line in a
labour dispute. This policy should be read in conjunction with the Board Strike
Policy (HR7).
Paul Harrison }        That Senate approve the amendments to the Strike
Christopher Marshall Policy (Labour Disruption Policy) and guidelines
as amended; and
That Senate direct that the Academic Policy
Committee review the Labour Disruption Policy
and Guidelines and report back to Senate within
three (3) months of the conclusion of the current
labour dispute affecting public transportation
services in greater Vancouver with any
recommendations for revisions."
Senator Zusman asked if we would wait 3 months for this to take effect?
Senator Harrison said that it would take effect right away but would be reviewed within 3
months.
Seator Zusman asked what would happen if students missed exams due to the bus strike?
Senator Harrison said that the guidelines were designed to address this and the arbiter
was there to adjudicate if disputes arose.
Senator Isaacson asked if teaching assistance were considered staff or students under the policy.
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Senator Harrison replied that they were both.
Office of the Senate
Senator Haffey asked for clarification on faculty and staff being covered by HR7
Senator Harrison said yes for picket lines.
NB: Senators Holmes and Murphy abstained.
Approved
Awards Committee
The Chair of the Senate Awards Committee, Dr Lawrence Burr, presented.
AWARDS REPORT
See Appendix A: Awards Report
Lawrence Burr
Julia Chai
That Senate accept the awards as listed and
forward them to the Board of Governors for
approval; and that letters of thanks be sent to the
donors.
Approved
Admissions Committee
The Chair of the Senate Admissions Committee, Professor Carol Jaeger presented.
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY - ADMISSION
MASTER OF PHYSICAL THERAPY - ADMISSION
Carol Jaeger
Susan Forwell
That Senate approve changes to admission
requirements for applicants to the Master of
Occupational Therapy program, effective for entry
to the 2020 Winter Session and thereafter; and
That Senate approve changes to admission
requirements for applicants to the Master of
Physical Therapy program, effective for entry to
the 2020 Winter Session and thereafter.
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Dr Joseph Anthony, Interim Associate Dean, Spoke to the proposal. This distributed
program would have students trained at UNBC for the Master of Occupational Therapy,
and in northern BC for the Master of Physical Therapy.
Approved
Curriculum Committee
NOVEMBER CURRICULUM MATERIALS
See Appendix B: Curriculum Report
Peter Marshall }        That the new honours emphasis, new minor, new
Anne Murphy course code, new courses and deletion of
programs be brought forward by the faculties of
Arts and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
(Medicine) be approved."
Dr Marshall noted that the last graduates from the MSC and PHD in physiology was in 2013.
Approved
Joint Report of the Admissions and Curriculum Committees
The Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Dr Peter Marshall, presented.
REVISIONS TO THE MASTER OF MANAGEMENT
Peter Marshall }        That the revised Master of Management degree
Carol Jaeger program be approved.
Dr Marshall advised that some more specificity added for both admission and program
requirements.
Approved
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
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The Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, Senator Richard Tees, presented.
BOARD POLICIES
Richard Tees
Lynn Stothers
That Senate concur with the Board of Governors
in approving amendments to the
Registrar/librarians Appointment Policy
(AP11), the Academic Administrators
Appointment Policy (API 2), and the Disability
Accommodation Policy (IR7) as set out in the
attached proposals.
Approved
CHANGE IN NAME OF RESEARCH COMMITTEE TO RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHD?
COMMITTEE
Richard Tees
Michael Isaacson
That the name of the Senate Research Committee
be changed to be the Senate Research and
Scholarship Committee; and
That its terms of reference be amended as follows
(new text in bold):
To consider, and to provide advice and
recommendations to the Senate, on key academic
matters related to research and scholarship at the
University, including but not limited to:
' Institutional policies and procedures related to
research and scholarship;
' Centres, institutes and other academic or
administrative units with
research or scholarship-focused mandates; and
' Research and scholarship aspects of university
level strategic planning
' The research and scholarship environment,
infrastructure, funding and other issues which, in
the opinion of the Committee, have an impact on
research and scholarship at the University.
' To consider an annual report on research at the
University from the Vice-President Research and
Innovation prior to its presentation to Senate.
' To meet or consult with other Senate committees
as required on matters of mutual interest.
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Senator Singh asked if we could review the name of the teaching and learning committee to
consider scholarship as well
Senator Tees said that we could consider that as part of the triennial review process.
NB: Ian Frigaard opposed.
Approved
APPOINTMENT TO COMMITTEE OF SENATE
Richard Tees }        That Ms Kristen Pike be appointed to the Senate
Anthony Sheppard Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Diversity and
Inclusion to replace Ms Debra Martell.
Approved
Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Diversity and Inclusion
Senators Anne Murphy and Julia Burnham, and Dr Sara-Jane Finlay, Associate Vice-
President Equity and Inclusion, presented.
PROGRESS REPORT
Background and Terms of Reference
The Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Diversity and Inclusion was established in January
2018 in response to a request for it by UBC student members of Senate.. It was formed with the
following terms of reference:
1) To examine and report back to the Senate on the academic environment and its impact on
academic diversity and inclusivity;
2) To develop a framework for incorporating considerations of diversity and inclusivity into
academic decision making;
3) To make recommendations to the standing committees of Senate as appropriate to better
support people fulfilling their full academic, professional and personal potential; and
4) To Report back to Senate at least once per term in the Winter Session with the status of the
committees work, and to provide a final report to Senate on the work of the Committee by March
2020 at the latest.
The initial members of the Committee were appointed by Senate the following month, and the
Committee had its initial meeting on April 6th, 2018.
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For the purposes of the Committee's work, we have proceeded from an understanding of
Academic Diversity and Inclusion in the following general terms, based on UBC's Equity and
Inclusion glossary:
Diversity: Diversity refers to the wide variety of visible and invisible differences that contribute
to the experiences of individuals and groups. These include both individual and group/social
differences. Individual differences include, but are not limited to: personality; learning styles;
and life experiences. Group/social differences include, but are not limited to the protected
grounds defined in the B.C. Human Rights Code, and UBC's Policy 3 on Discrimination and
Harassment.
Academic Diversity: Academic diversity refers to the above definition of "diversity," as well as
diversity of views, thought, and expression, and a commitment to academic freedom, defined at
UBC as "the freedom to pursue fruitful avenues of inquiry, to teach and learn unhindered" (see
the current Senate-approved (1976) statement on academic freedom).
Inclusion: Inclusion refers to actively, intentionally, and continuously bringing historically
and/or currently underrepresented and/or marginalized individuals and/or groups into processes,
activities and decision/policy making in a way that shares power. Inclusion seeks to achieve
equity, which refers to achieving parity in policy, process and outcomes for historically and/or
currently underrepresented and/or marginalized people and groups while accounting for
diversity.
Inclusive Excellence: Inclusive Excellence is a strategic framework developed to help campuses:
• Integrate their diversity and excellence efforts;
• Situate this work at the core of institutional functioning; and,
• Realize the educational benefits available to students and to the institution when this integration
is done well and is sustained over time.
Activities to Date
The following table sets out a record of the Ad Hoc Committee's meetings to date as well as the
major conversations and/or presentation that occurred at each meeting. We have also begun
preparing an overall framework for the draft report that will be made to Senate at the end of the
triennium.
Meeting Date Presentation(s)/Discussion
April 4, 2018 Reviewing Terms of Reference, Planning, Scheduling
May 1, 2018 Presentation on Equity and Diversity Data - Sara-Jane
Finlay
June 4, 2018 Presentation of AMS Academic Experience Survey Data -
Max Holmes Tour of Residential School History and
Dialogue Centre
July 5, 2018 Defining the Committee's Scope of Activity for 2018/19
September 20, 2018 Workplaces Experiences Survey Results Presentation -
Catherine Pitman
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November 2, 20018 Student Diversity Initiative Update - Sara-Jane Finlay
November 23, 2018 Possible Student Appeals Working Group
December 19, 2018 Possible Student Appeals Working Group Terms of
Reference
Senator Harrison asked when the actions and goals would be ready for committees to
review.
Ms Burnham said in the next few weeks.
The President asked what resources would be need to implement this plan and suggested that it
was likely that UBC as a whole will need to devote resources.
Dr Finlay said that with the long timely we recognize that this will take time. Secondly,
her office is working to develop resources and supports for the deans and vice presidents.
We are hoping for some strategic funding as well.
The President said that he would do what he could to be supportive with the
resources available to him. He encouraged a robust communications plan.
Senator Holmes said that we have seen similar reports in the past and have learned lessons from
them. He asked what we had considered to ensure that this was a success.
Senator Murphey said that they hoped to have this work in tandem with the triennial
review and have looked at past models.
Senator Dulay asked how the action plan was developed.
Dr Finlay said that the initial goals were set by a large working/advisory group. In the
first round of public consultations we asked if those were set correctly, and in the second
we asked what actions would achieve these goals.
Reports from the President
CONFIRMATION OF RESPONSIBLE EXECUTIVE FOR UBC HEALTH
Santa Ono }        That academic responsibility for UBC health, and
Andrew Szeri in particular coordination of joint
interprofessional and interdisciplinary learning,
research, and community related activities in
health and human service disciplines, be
transferred from the Office of the Vice-President
Academic and Provost to the Office of the Vice-
President, Health.
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Dr Gilbert said that he was first appointed in 1966 to UBC and there was a remarkable Dean of
Medicine at the time, Jack McCreery, who wrote an article in the Canadian Medical Journal in
1964 where he was the first to use the word interprofessional. There was a committee established
chaired by George Statis who was a family doctor. Dr McCreery suggested that there be a VP
Health at UB; however, this proposal was not found favorable by the President of UBC at that
time, Walter Gage. Instead, Dr McCreery was given the title Coordinator of Health Sciences. Dr
Gilbert noted that he himself was the last Coordinator, and that he was pleased to support this
proposal today.
Approved
ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE OMBUDSPERSON FOR STUDENTS
The University Ombudsperson for students, Ms Shirley Nakata, presented her office's annual
report.
Ms Nakata outlined three key areas of her work: fairness, institutional betrayal, and procedural
fairness. She made recommendations around disclosers issues for Policy 131, training for
adjudicative panels, and student participation.
The Chancellor asked if there were particular concerns or activities that lead to the increased
caseload. And was this good because of more knowledge, or bad because of more concerns.
Ms Nakata said it could be good or bad, but she felt that they were still underutilized and
under promoted. There aren't any new trends or patterns noticeable this year.
Senator Holmes said that it could be complicated to always ensure having students present yet
still having prompt appeals.
Ms Nakata suggested that we be creative to expedite matters but ensure diversity.
Senator Singh said that international undergraduate students weren't using the office as much as
graduate students. He asked if this was an awareness issue and how they could be engaged.
Senator Hakim thanked the ombudsperson for their presentation. He noted what was going on in
the AMS and they are receiving procedural fairness training but we can add on more.
Ms Nakata said that procedural fairness can encompass trauma and cultural
understanding.
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Senator Ty noted that 25 involved intervention with the rest being focused on advice. He asked
when does the office intercede?
Ms Nakata said some significant decisions don't have appeals, or sometimes we notice
systemic issues.
Senator Burr noted that the Faculty of Medicine has 2.5% of UBC's population but 10% of the
Ombudsperson's business.
Ms Nakata said that it was wide ranging and across all units in medicine. The
professional programs, especially when there are career issues involved, come as a
sounding board.
Report from the Provost
LIBER ERO UBC CHAIR IN CONSERVATION IN FACULTY OF FORESTRY
Andrew Szeri }        That Senate approve and recommend to the Board
Anthony Sheppard of Governors the establishment of the Tiber Ero
Chair in Conservation, in the Faculty of Forestry.
Senator Tees asked if the funding was to support the individual or their activities.
Senator Szeri said both.
Senator Krebs asked what liber ero means.
A senator replied "I will be free" in Latin.
IN CAMERA - Tributes Committee
Adjournment
Seeing no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.
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Appendix A: Awards Report
NEW AWARDS - ENDOWED
Edgar H. Schroeder Bursary in Engineering Physics
Bursaries totalling $2,000 have been made available through an endowment established by Edgar H.
Schroeder (B.A.Sc. 1962, M.A.Sc. 1964) for Bachelor of Applied Science students specializing in
Engineering Physics. After graduating from UBC, Mr. Schroeder was employed by RCA in Montreal
as a telecommunication systems engineer. After two years, he relocated to the United States where he
spent the remainder of his career with the Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. in Seattle, focusing on a
wide variety of system development activities related to avionics and flight controls for the then-new
Boeing airplanes. Mr. Schroeder received financial support while pursuing his degrees and created
this bursary to help make post-secondary education more accessible to future generations of UBC
students. The bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First award available for the
2020/2021 winter session).
IODE BC Centenary Indigenous Bursary in Medicine
Bursaries totalling $3,600 have been made available through an endowment established by the
Provincial Chapter of British Columbia of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE), along
with matching funds from the University of British Columbia, for First Nations, Inuit and Metis
students of Canada enrolled in the M.D. program. Preference will be given to students in their fourth
year of the M.D. program. This bursary was established by IODE BC on the occasion of its
Centenary Anniversary (2013) to celebrate their longstanding commitment to recognizing scholastic
excellence and supporting the financial need of students at all levels of study. The bursaries are
adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First award available for the 2020/2021 winter session).
Carl Leggo Graduate Scholarship in Arts-based Inquiry
Scholarships totalling $1,200 have been made available through an endowment established by
colleagues and friends of Dr. Carl Leggo for graduate students who are pursuing arts-based inquiry
as part of their graduate thesis research. Arts-based inquiry may employ one or several artistic genres
(drawn from literary, performative or visual arts), but its most fundamental feature is that the arts
comprise an essential aspect of the work's epistemology or way of knowing. Arts-based inquiry is
relevant to and cuts across all phases of the research cycle, and may be applied in any or all of the
following: the generation of research questions; the methods of data collection, analysis,
interpretation, and representation; and the modes of knowledge translation and exchange. The
scholarship is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
(First award available for the 2020/2021 winter session).
NEW AWARDS - ANNUAL
Nancy Cameron, Q.C. Prize in Family Law
A $2,000 prize has been made available annually by the BC Collaborative Roster Society in honour
of Nancy Cameron, Q.C. (B.F.A. 1984, LL.B. 1987) for a J.D. student who has excelled in a clinical
course with a focus on family law. Nancy is a family law lawyer who specializes in collaborative
family law and mediation. She served as the president of the International Academy of Collaborative
Practitioners, designed and led training in collaborative practice, and was a founding member of the
Collaborative Divorce Association of Vancouver and the BC Collaborative Roster Society. Nancy is
the author of Collaborative Practice: Deepening the Dialogue, a text used by collaborative
practitioners internationally. The prize is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School
of Law. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session).
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David & Dorothy Lam Sauder Social Entrepreneurship Kenya Program Award
Awards totalling $25,000 have been made available annually through a gift from the David &
Dorothy Lam Foundation for Bachelor of Commerce students accepted into the Sauder Social
Entrepreneurship (SSE) Kenya Program. Consideration will be given to students who demonstrate
financial need. Each award will partially cover the cost of the trip. The David & Dorothy Lam
Foundation is a longtime supporter of education, social impact and entrepreneurial initiatives. One of
its key focuses includes improving opportunities for students and communities by alleviating
financial barriers. The awards are made on the recommendation of the UBC Sauder School of
Business. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session).
Maija Leivo and Ian Herring Midwifery Entrance Award
A $10,000 entrance award has been made available annually through a gift from Maija Leivo and Ian
Herring for a student entering the Bachelor of Mdwifery program. Preference will be given to
candidates who are (1) from rural or remote areas, (2) First Nations, Inuit, or Metis students of
Canada, (3) from a group that is underrepresented within the Mdwifery student population or (4)
first-generation post-secondary students in their family. Candidates will demonstrate a desire to
practice midwifery in under-served communities in BC. Financial need may be considered. Subject
to continued academic standing, the awards will be renewed for a further three years of study or until
the Bachelor of Mdwifery degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). Maija and Ian are
BC-based documentary filmmakers who established this award to give back to the midwifery
community as an expression of their gratitude for the excellent care midwives provided their family.
This award is made on the recommendation of the Mdwifery Program in the Faculty of Medicine.
(First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session).
Michael Smith Laboratories Graduate Award
Three awards of $10,000 each are offered annually by the Mchael Smith Laboratories for students in
the first year of a graduate degree program supervised by a faculty member in the Mchael Smith
Laboratories, with preference that at least half the awards will be given to women-identified and/or
First Nations, Inuit or Metis students of Canada and/or other racialized or visible minority students.
These awards are made on the recommendation of the Michael Smith Laboratories Awards
Committee, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award
available for the 2020/2021 winter session).
PREVIOUSLY APPROVED AWARDS WITH CHANGES IN TERMS OR FUNDING SOURCE
ENDOWED AWARDS
4482 - Michael and Mary Gerry Undergraduate Scholarship in Physical Chemistry
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The award has been revised to broaden the restriction from Canadian citizens to all domestic
students.
Current Award Description
A $1,200 scholarship has been made available through an endowment established by the late Dr.
Michael Gerry and Mrs. Mary Gerry. The scholarship is for an undergraduate student entering 4th
year who has demonstrated academic excellence in Physical Chemistry. Preference will be given to a
student who is enrolled in courses in the area of molecular spectroscopy. Candidates must be
Canadian citizens to be considered. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the
Department of Chemistry.
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Proposed Award Description
A $1,200 scholarship has been made available through an endowment established by the late Dr.
Michael Gerry and Mrs. Mary Gerry. The scholarship is for an domestic undergraduate student
entering 4th year who has demonstrated academic excellence in Physical Chemistry. Preference will
be given to a student who is enrolled in courses in the area of molecular spectroscopy. Candidates
must be Canadian citizens to be considered. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the
Department of Chemistry.
6739 - Michael and Mary Gerry Graduate Scholarship in Physical Chemistry
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The award has been revised to broaden the restriction from Canadian citizens to all domestic
students.
Current Award Description
A $1,200 scholarship has been made available through an endowment established by the late Dr.
Mchael C.L. Gerry and Mrs. Mary Gerry. The award is offered to a graduate student of high
academic standing who has demonstrated excellence in Physical Chemistry. Preference will be given
to a student working in the area of Molecular Spectroscopy. Candidates must be Canadian citizens to
be considered. The award is to be made on the recommendation of the Department of Chemistry in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Studies.
Proposed Award Description
A $1,200 scholarship has been made available through an endowment established by the late Dr.
Michael C.L. Gerry and Mrs. Mary Gerry. The award is offered to a domestic graduate student of
high academic standing who has demonstrated excellence in Physical Chemistry. Preference will be
given to a student working in the area of Molecular Spectroscopy. Candidates must be Canadian
citizens to be considered. The award is to be made on the recommendation of the Department of
Chemistry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Studies.
ANNUAL AWARDS
5884 - Hon Justice Grant Burnyeat Award in Law
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The donor recently retired and would like to update the honorifics he uses in the award title and
description.
Current Award Description
An award in an amount equal to the amount of domestic tuition, the gift of Hon Justice Grant
Burnyeat, Law Class of 1973 is offered annually to assist with the yearly tuition fee of a domestic or
international student enrolled in any year of the J.D. program who has demonstrated academic merit,
who has shown significant leadership skills, and who faces financial challenges that would prevent
pursuit or completion of legal education. This award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A.
Allard School of Law.
Proposed Title: Hon Justice Grant D. Burnyeat, Q.C. Award in Law
Proposed Award Description
An award in an amount equal to the amount of domestic tuition, the gift of Hon Justice Grant D.
Burnyeat, Q.C, Law Class of 1973 is offered annually to assist with the yearly tuition fee of a
domestic or international student enrolled in any year of the J.D. program who has demonstrated
academic merit, who has shown significant leadership skills, and who faces financial challenges that
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would prevent pursuit or completion of legal education. This award is made on the recommendation
of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
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Appendix B: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF ARTS
New honours emphasis
Honours in English: Language and Literature Emphasis
New minor
Minor in Geographic Information Science and Geographical Computation (GIS&GC)
New course code
NEPL: Nepali
New courses
JRNL 420 (3) Decoding Social Media; NEPL 390 (3) Nepali Language in a Community
Context; TIBT 390 (3) Tibetan Language in a Community Context
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
Medicine
Deletion of programs
M.Sc. in Physiology
Ph.D. in Physiology
2018-11-17

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