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 THE  UNIVERSITY  OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Enrolment Services
Senate and Curriculum Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
students.ubc.ca/senate
Vancouver Senate
MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 22, 2006
Attendance
Present: President M. C. Piper (Chair), Dr. A. McEachern (Chancellor), Vice-President L.
A. Whitehead, Dr. P. Adebar, Mr. B. Ahmadian, Dr. B. Arneil, Mr. B. Aujla, Dr. J. D.
Berger, Dr. G. Bluman, Dean M. A. Bobinski, Dr. J. Brander, Dr. H. Burt, Mr. E. Cheung,
Ms. J. Collins, Dr. E. Dean, Dr. J. Dennison, Dr. W Dunford, Ms. G. Eom, Dr. I. Franks,
Dr. C. Friedrichs, Ms. M. Friesen, Mr. C. Funnell, Dean N. Gallini, Mr. T Gerschman,
Principal J. H. V Gilbert, Ms. T Gillespie, Mr. C. L. Gorman, Dr. D. Granot, Dean E Granot, Dr. L. Gunderson, Dr. P. G. Harrison, Dr. R. Helsley, Dean pro tem. G. Ingram, Dr.
R. Irwin, Dean M. Isaacson, Dean pro tem. M. Isman, Dr. J. Johnson, Ms. W King, Dr.
B. S. Lalli, Mr. R. Lowe, Dr. M. MacEntee, Dr. W McKee, Dr. D. McLean, Ms. L.
McLean, Mr. J. Mergens, Ms. I. Noohi, Mr. P. Orchard, Dr. D. Paterson, Ms. C. Quinlan,
Dean J. Saddler, Dr. J. Sarra, Ms. E. Segal, Associate Vice-President & Registrar B. Silzer,
Mr. B. Simpson, Dr. B. Stelck, Dr. D. Steyn, Dr. S. Thorne, Dean R. Tierney, Dr. M.
Upadhyaya, Dr. D. Weary, Dr. R. Wilson, Dr. R. Windsor-Liscombe, Dr. R. A. Yaworsky,
Dr. J. Young.
By Invitation: Dr. K. J. McGillivray, Director, UBC International; Dr. B. O'Neill, School
of Social Work & Family Studies.
Regrets: Dr. N. Banthia, Prof. C. Boyle, Mr. P. T Brady, Dr. L. Chui, Dr. D. Fielding, Dr.
W Fletcher, Ms. E. Gibson, Dr. S. Grayston, Dr. R. Harrison, Associate Vice-President J.
Hutton, Mr. J. Jawanda, Dr. S. B. Knight, Dr. P. L. Marshall, Dr. A. McAfee, Mr. W
McNulty, Dean D. Muzyka, Dr. P. Potter, Dean R. Sindelar, Dean G. Stuart, Mr. M. Tung,
Dean E. H. K. Yen, Mr. D. Younan.
Recording Secretary: Ms. L. M. Collins.
Vol. 2005/2006
66
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 67
Minutes of February 22, 2006
Call to Order
Senate Membership
Dr. Wendy Fletcher replaced Dr. Kenneth MacQueen as representative of the Vancouver
School of Theology.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. MacEntee l     That the minutes of the meeting of January
Dr. P. G. Harrison    J     25, 2005 be adopted as circulated.
Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
RECENT TRIPS
The President reported that she and other UBC representatives had recently visited Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego. Alumni gatherings in those cities were very successful.
Some changes to the format of alumni events had been made in response to a recent
alumni survey conducted by Associate Vice-President Marie Earl. Since the survey had
indicated that alumni would appreciate academic content, this new format included faculty members invited to speak on relevant topics.
The President reported that she and Dr. Ken McGillivray, Director, UBC International,
had recently travelled to Monterrey, Mexico to attend a meeting of representatives from
the 33 campuses of Tec de Monterrey. It was evident to the President that the Tec de
Monterrey community holds UBC in high esteem. The President stated that it was an
honour for UBC to be acknowledged as a leading partner of such a fine institution.
DR. MICHAEL M. AMES
The President noted with sadness the recent death of Dr. Michael M. Ames. A preeminent
anthropologist, Dr. Ames had been responsible for the placement of the UBC Museum of
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 68
Minutes of February 22, 2006
Remarks from the Chair & Related Questions, continued
Anthropology as both a respected teaching and research institution and a force in the
community. President Piper described Dr. Ames as a "true global citizen."
OKANAGAN SENATE UPDATE
The President reported that the UBC Okanagan Senate had met on February 17. In addition to the typical Senate business of approving new awards, admissions criteria, and curriculum, the Okanagan Senate had taken the decision to award UBC degrees to graduates
of most Okanagan University College (OUC) degree programs. Eligible degrees were
those conferred between 1998 and 2005. The President explained that, prior to 1998,
OUC degrees had been conferred in partnership with other institutions, including UBC.
Reports from the Vice-President, Academic & Provost, Part I
UNIVERSITAS 21 AND U21 GLOBAL
Note: The full text of these reports is not included in the Minutes. Copies are available
from the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services.
At the request of Vice-President Whitehead, the President recognized Dr. Kenneth
McGillivray, Director, UBC International, who had been invited to present two reports
related to Universitas 21.
UNIVERSITAS 21 ACTIVITIES
Dr. McGillivray's report gave an overview of the activities of Universitas 21 during the
year from November 1, 2004 to October 31, 2005. Universitas 21 had been established
in 1997 and had 18 member universities in nine countries. Activities were focused around
four key pillars:
1. Global Learning;
2. Cross-National Research;
3. Public Policy and Community Engagement; and
4. Learning Technologies.
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 69
Minutes of February 22, 2006
Reports from the Vice-President, Academic & Provost, Part I, continued
STATUS OF U21 GLOBAL
Dr. McGillivray reported that the joint online venture U21 Global had been admitting students to online graduate courses since August 2003. 421 students had enrolled in 2004,
and 1200 in 2005. U21 Global anticipated its first MBA graduate in 2006. The report
gave an overview of the history of UBC investment in U21 Global.
DISCUSSION
In response to a question from Dr. Paul Harrison, Dr. McGillivray clarified that the Universitas 21 Program in Global Issues was completely separate from courses offered by
U21 Global. Unlike the offerings of U21 Global, this program was not intended to be
entrepreneurial in nature.
Nominating Committee
AD HOC COMMITTEE TO REVIEW U21 GLOBAL
Principal Gilbert presented the following report, as Chair of the Committee.
At the November 2002 meeting of the Senate, the following motion was passed:
That the Nominating Committee be directed to strike an ad hoc committee of
Senate to review and evaluate U21 Global programs during their third year of
operation.
Accordingly, the Nominating Committee has undertaken establishment of this Ad
hoc Review Committee with the membership as follows:
Dr. Perry Adebar, Dr. Sally Thorne, Ms. Wendy King, Mr. Philip Orchard, One
Vacancy (faculty)
Principal Gilbert      l     That Senate approve the establishment of an
Dr. MacEntee J     ad hoc Committee for the Review of U21
Global;
and
That the ad hoc Committee be directed to
report no later than the May 2006 meeting
of Senate.
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 70
Minutes of February 22, 2006
Nominating Committee, continued
DISCUSSION
Dr. Steyn asked whether the ad hoc Committee was to be tasked with reviewing U21 Global programs or UBC participation in these programs. Principal Gilbert replied that he
hoped the Committee would review the "whole package." The intent was that the Committee would consider whether it remained appropriate for UBC to participate in U21
Global; information about U21 Global programs would inform the Committee's consideration.
The motion was
put and carried.
Academic Policy Committee
Dr. Paul Harrison presented the reports, as Chair of the Committee.
CHANGE IN NAME: B. SC. (FORESTRY) DEGREE
The Committee had prepared the following report.
The Faculty of Forestry presently offers four undergraduate programs. The degree
designations for these programs are: B.S.F, B.Sc. (Forestry), B.Sc. (Natural
Resources Conservation), and B.Sc. (Wood Products Processing). Although the
distinction between the degree names is obvious when written in this form, both
the B.S.F. and the B.Sc. (Forestry) degrees, when written out in full, are known as
"Bachelor of Science in Forestry."
This has been a cause of confusion to incoming students, resulting in some students registering in the incorrect program and it makes for difficulty when
describing programs to audiences outside the UBC community.
The Academic Policy Committee at its meeting of January 17, 2006 approved the
change in degree name for the Bachelor of Science (Forestry) degree to the Bachelor of Science (Forest Sciences).
Dr. P. G. Harrison    l     That Senate approve that the designation of
Ms. McLean J     the B.Sc. (Forestry) degree be changed to
B.Sc. (Forest Sciences) and that it be known
as Bachelor of Science in Forest Sciences.
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 71
Minutes of February 22, 2006
Academic Policy Committee, continued
DISCUSSION
Dr. Harrison noted that, before recommending approval, the Academic Policy Committee
had considered the Senate Policy on Degree Names and Parchments. That Policy states
that degrees should normally be named after their Faculties. Dr. Harrison noted that this
presented a challenge for the Faculty of Forestry, which offered a number of specialized
degrees. The Policy also stipulated that degree names should carry useful meaning for the
larger community. The proposed change to the B.Sc. (Forestry) would serve to clarify the
program of study.
Dr. McLean suggested that while it was appropriate to use "arts" in the plural, he believed
that "science" should be singular. Dean Saddler disagreed, stating the opinion that there
were various groups of sciences.
The motion was
put and carried.
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK AND FAMILY STUDIES POLICY ON PROFESSIONAL
CONDUCT
Note: The full text of this report is not included in the Minutes. Copies are available from
the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services.
The Committee had circulated a policy entitled "Professional Conduct for Social Work
Students." The School of Social Work and Family Studies had developed the policy with
broad input from faculty and students, and had also sought the advice of the Office of the
University Counsel.
Dr. P. G. Harrison    l     That Senate approve the Policy on
Dr. Windsor- J     Professional Conduct for Social Work
Liscombe Students.
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 72
Minutes of February 22, 2006
Academic Policy Committee, continued
DISCUSSION
Dr. Paul Harrison reminded members of Senate that they had approved a similar policy
for the Faculty of Medicine approximately one year earlier. The Academic Policy Committee encouraged all professional Faculties to develop and regularly revise these types of
student conduct policies.
Referring to a list of examples of unprofessional conduct, Dr. Steyn noted that the UBC
community expected none of its students to engage in these kinds of behaviours. He asked
whether enumerating these types of transgressions in the Social Work policy might imply
that they were appropriate for other students. Dr. Harrison responded that there were in
place other student conduct and disciplinary policies that applied to the entire student
body. The list in the Social Work document was intended to clarify specific inappropriate
behaviours for this group.
Dr. Young pointed out that the section on investigating unprofessional conduct seemed to
imply guilt prior to investigation. He suggested that the word "alleged" be added to precede terms like "unprofessional conduct." This amendment was accepted by consent of
the meeting.
Dr. Brander noted that the policy required that representatives of the School would be
required to meet a student who had admitted or been convicted of illegal activity to
"review the incident(s)." He questioned whether such a meeting was necessary under
these circumstances.
Dr. Thorne noted that the procedure for investigation specified that representatives of the
School "will meet" with the student to review the incident(s). She asked what would happen if the student refused to attend such a meeting: could the investigation proceed?
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Minutes of February 22, 2006
Academic Policy Committee, continued
In light of the discussion, Dr. Paul Harrison suggested that the Senate return the Policy to
the Academic Policy Committee for some adjustment prior to presentation for approval.
Dr. Stelck l     That the Policy on Professional Conduct for
Dr. Adebar J     Social Work Students be referred to the
Academic Policy Committee for additional
consideration and report back to Senate.
The motion to
refer was put and
carried.
Admissions and Curriculum Committees
MASTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOMEDICAL
ENGINEERING AND THE MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (TWO-YEAR VERSION)
Note: The full text of this report is not included in the Minutes. Copies are available from
the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services.
The Admissions and Curriculum Committees had circulated a joint report recommending
approval of three new programs.
Dr. Berger l     That Senate approve the Master of Applied
Dean Isaacson J     Science in Biomedical Engineering, the
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical
Engineering, and the two-year version of the
Master of Social Work.
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 74
Minutes of February 22, 2006
Admissions Committee
NEW EXCHANGE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS
Note: The full text of this report is not included in the Minutes. Copies are available from
the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services.
As Chair of the Committee, Dr. Berger reported for information that the Senate Admissions Committee had recently approved new exchange partnerships with the following
institutions.
1. Universidad to Salamanca;
2. University of Economics, Prague (VSE);
3. Universite Paris X — Nanterre;
4. Imperial College.
Curriculum Committee
Please see also Appendix A: Curriculum Summary.'
On behalf of the Committee, Dr. Berger presented the curriculum proposals for approval.
Dr. Berger l     That Senate approve the changed graduate
Dean Granot J     programs and new and changed courses
brought forward by the Faculty of Graduate
Studies.
Student Awards Committee
See also Appendix B: New Awards.'
Dr. Bluman l     That Senate accept the awards as listed and
Dean Granot J     forward them to the Board of Governors for
approval; and that letters of thanks be sent
to the donors.
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 75
Minutes of February 22, 2006
Tributes Committee
POLICY ON EMERITUS/EMERITA STATUS
Dr. Thorne presented the report, as Chair of the Committee. The Committee had undertaken to review the criteria for emeritus/emerita status for three reasons:
1. to define more clearly who is eligible;
2. to define more fully emeritus/emerita status;
3. to review and provide different criteria with respect to early retirement.
An excerpt of the Tributes Committee report follows. The full text of the entire report is
available from the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services.
Proposed Revision
The Senate Tributes Committee proposes to Senate that the current Senate Policy
Abstract on "Emeritus / emerita Status Criteria" published in the university calendar at http://students.ubc.ca/senate/policies.cfm?ID=14 be replaced with the
following:
Emeritus / emerita Status
Emeritus / emerita status is a recognition conferred upon individuals who are
retired from UBC (i.e., UBC- Vancouver) but permitted to retain as an honorary
title the rank held at retirement as set out in the following criteria.
Criteria for Emeritus / Emerita Status
In order to be eligible to be recommended to Senate by the Tributes Committee
for emeritus / emerita status, an individual must:
• Have a combined age at retirement plus years of full-time service to the
University of 70 or more, and
• Have held a full-time Tenure, Tenure-track, Grant Tenure or Grant Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor or
Instructor. In addition, Librarians and Program Directors must have held
a Confirmed appointment.
Individuals holding Clinical appointments in the Faculty of Medicine must have
had 15 years of continuous service to qualify.
A retiring Chancellor is automatically granted emeritus / emerita status.
Senate, at its discretion, may decide under exceptional circumstances, not to recommend emeritus / emerita status or to revoke emeritus / emerita status from an
individual.
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Minutes of February 22, 2006
Tributes Committee, continued
Procedures
• In June and December of each year, Faculty Relations forwards a list to
the Senate Tributes Committee via Senate & Curriculum Services of retiring faculty members who meet the combined age and service requirement. It also forwards a list containing a) those "resigning" faculty
members who have been recommended by Deans and/or Departments as
retiring from UBC and otherwise meet the eligibility requirements, and b)
those individuals holding clinical appointments who meet the criteria for
emeritus / emerita status. The Tributes Committee considers the list for
approval and then forwards the list to Senate for final approval. The Registrar and Secretary to Senate notifies faculty members of their emeritus /
emerita status by letter following the Senate meeting.
• Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and were not so recommended at the time of resignation may make subsequent application for
consideration to Faculty Relations.
• Emeritus / emerita rank will be determined by the rank at retirement. In
the event that an individual holds two ranks at the time of retirement (e.g.
Professor and Dean) the individual may express a preference as to which
of the two ranks will constitute the emeritus / emerita title.
• Appeals will be decided by the Vice-President Academic and Provost.
DISCUSSION
Dr. Thorne recalled that, in May 2005, the Tributes Committee had placed an item on the
Senate agenda that recommended revocation of emeritus status for one particular individual. The Committee received feedback at that time that Senate would require, before taking such a decision, a clarified definition of emeritus status: is it a reflection of long service
or an honorific designation? As the Committee began its review of UBC past practice, several important issues came to light. Dr. Thorne stated that the present report proposed to
deal with two issues: whether there is an honorific aspect to emeritus status, and what the
formula for eligibility should be. The Committee had no intention of reversing the UBC
tradition of attaching emeritus status to long service, but admitted that if the Committee
were in a position to design a brand new framework, it might be advisable to change to a
strictly merit-based system.
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 77
Minutes of February 22, 2006
Tributes Committee, continued
Dr. Thorne noted that several issues remained outstanding, and that Senate could expect
further reports on issues such as clinical emeriti in the Faculty of Medicine and adjunct
appointments.
Dr. Thorne also clarified that the Okanagan Senate would need to independently consider
whether to adopt the same policy as UBC Vancouver.
Dr. Thorne l     That Senate approve the Policy on Emeritus
Dr. Dennison J     Status as proposed by the Tributes
Committee.
DISCUSSION
In response to a question from Ms. McLean about whether the University might consider
checking emeriti to ensure they meet a certain standard, Dr. Thorne stated that while there
is an international standard for faculty tenure, there was no corollary for competence at
the age of retirement.
Dr. Bluman expressed the opinion that setting the formula at 70 constituted age discrimination. He suggested that eligibility be based on years of service rather than age.
Dean Isaacson commended the Committee for its work to date. He requested clarification
in several areas:
1. Which administrative positions were eligible? Candidates could include President,
Chancellor, Vice-President, Dean, and Registrar.
2. Is emeritus status automatic, given that Senate may not approve, or may revoke?
3. Under what circumstances might Senate revoke emeritus status? How extreme would
the circumstances need to be?
4. Appeals processes.
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 78
Minutes of February 22, 2006
Tributes Committee, continued
Responding to Item 1. above, Dr. Thorne stated that the default emeritus rank would correspond to the rank at time of retirement. Individuals could request exceptions. The Committee was of the opinion that additional rules would serve to complicate matters.
Dean Isaacson l     That the Policy on Emeritus Status be
Dr. Bluman J     referred to the Tributes Committee for
further consideration.
DISCUSSION ON SUBSIDIARY MOTION TO REFER
Dr. Paterson spoke against the motion to refer, encouraging Senators to place their trust
in the Committee members who had worked to develop the policy. He also advised
against attempting to articulate a list of all of the circumstances under which Senate might
choose to revoke emeritus status. Dean Isaacson noted his respect for the amount of work
done by the Tributes Committee, but reiterated that he felt the report remained incomplete.
Some members of Senate spoke in favour of referral. Others expressed the wish to resume
debate on the main motion to approve, and therefore suggested that the subsidiary
motion to refer be defeated.
The motion to
refer was put and
failed.
DISCUSSION ON MAIN MOTION TO APPROVE
There was some discussion about the privileges accorded to emeriti. Ms. Gillespie questioned the sustainability of providing complimentary parking passes to emeriti, and suggested that a subsidized transit pass might be more appropriate. Dr. Brander noted that
many emeriti had some level of physical disability, making the parking pass more appropriate.
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 79
Minutes of February 22, 2006
Tributes Committee, continued
On the criteria for revoking emeritus status, Dr. Dunford suggested that the University
should only consider revoking status for behaviour directly related to the University, such
as falsifying research. Dr. Thorne stated that, under the proposed policy, Senate would be
asked to consider each possible revocation.
The main motion
was put and
carried.
Reports from the Vice-President, Academic & Provost, Part II
Note: The full text of these reports is not included in the Minutes. Copies are available
from the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services.
CENTRE FOR GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION STUDIES
Vice-President l     That Senate approve the establishment of
Whitehead J     the Centre for Global Transportation
Dr. Helsley Studies at the University of British
Columbia.
DISCUSSION
There was discussion about whether the necessary endowments were already in place, and
if not, how this new unit might locate the required resources. Vice-President Whitehead
responded that although the desired endowments were not in place, this new Centre
would not represent a drain on existing resources. Dr. MacEntee expressed concern about
the Centre incurring expenses before securing funding. He stated that it was his understanding that proposals for new centres and institutes should be forwarded to the Budget
Committee. Dean Isaacson disagreed, citing a recollection that only new programs were
submitted to the Budget Committee prior to Senate approval. The two Deans involved
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Reports from the Vice-President, Academic & Provost, Part II, continued
would be pleased to forward the proposal to the Chair of the Interim Senate Budget Committee, if so requested.
"he motion was
put and carried.
In
pv.
BC LEADERSHIP CHAIR IN DEPRESSION
Vice-President Whitehead corrected the report to read that this new Chair was to reside
in the Department of Psychiatry, rather than in the Department of Medicine.
Vice-President l     That Senate approve the establishment of
Whitehead J     the BC Leadership Chair in Depression,
Dr. McLean made possible by endowment funding from
the British Columbia Government and the
UBC/VGH Hospital Foundation.
Carried.
Report from the Faculty of Graduate Studies
GRADUATE COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP
Note: The full text of this report is not included in the Minutes. Copies are available from
the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services.
Dean Granot had circulated a proposal to update the membership of the Graduate Council. The formula for determining membership had been approved by Senate in 1986. The
formula allocated elected representatives among the 12 Faculties, and was based on the
number of faculty members and graduate students in each Faculty. The proposal was to
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Minutes of February 22, 2006
Report from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, continued
redistribute the Graduate Council membership based on 2005/2006 faculty and student
data.
Dean Granot l     That Senate approve the changes to the
Dr. Steyn J     membership of the Graduate Council, as
proposed by the Faculty of Graduate
Studies.
Carried.
Other Business
UBC DEGREES FOR OUC GRADUATES
Ms. McLean raised the issue of the granting of UBC degrees to graduates of Okanagan
University College, as approved by the Okanagan Senate. Dean Isaacson stated that the
authority to grant degrees was vested in each Senate independently of the other. He noted
that the Okanagan Senate had asked its Policies and Procedures Committee to consider
issues related to precedent and procedure, as well as the material aspects of the proposal.
That Committee ultimately recommended Okanagan Senate approval.
The President referred the item to the Agenda Committee for consideration for inclusion
on the March 2006 Senate meeting agenda.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The next regular meeting
was schedule to take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2006.
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 82
Minutes of February 22, 2006
APPENDIX A: CURRICULUM SUMMARY
New Courses
ASIA 590
LIBR 511, 515, 518, 520, 521, 523, 524, 525, 527, 528, 529, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535,
545, 551, 555, 556, 558, 561, 562, 563, 574, 575, 576, 577, 581, 582
SOWK 501, 502, 503, 505, 506, 525
SWFS 699
EPSE 504, 532
Changed Courses
LIBR 570, 572, 573
Program Changes
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Change in program name: Women's Studies and Gender Relations to Women's and Gender Studies
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Changes to the Master of Science in Chemistry program
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 83
Minutes of February 22, 2006
APPENDIX B: NEW AWARDS
Laurie and Eileen ALTWASSER Prize in Canadian History: A $500 prize is offered by Brian Alt-
wasser in honour of his parents, Laurie and Eileen Altwasser, in recognition of their mutual interest in
Canadian history and politics. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of History
to an undergraduate student studying Canadian History. (First award available for the 2005/06 Winter
Session)
Robert F. BINNIE Memorial Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship has been endowed by R.F. Binnie &
Associates Ltd. in memory of the company's founder, Robert F. Binnie, P.Eng. (B.A.Sc. 1945). Bob Binnie served as president from the company's inception in 1969 until his retirement in 1986. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Department of Civil Engineering to a student whose studies focus
on municipal or transportation engineering. The donor will make every effort to provide summer
employment in civil engineering to the recipient. (First award available for the 2006/07 Winter Session)
Peter Andrew GOLOUBEF Scholarship in Forestry: Undergraduate scholarships totalling $3,400
have been endowed through a bequest by Duka Nadine Roberts in memory of her father, Peter Andrew
Goloubef, for students in the Faculty of Forestry. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Faculty. (First awards available for the 2006/07 Winter Session)
GRADUATING Class of Medicine 1960 Bursary: Bursaries totalling $1,000 have been endowed by
the Medicine Class of 1960 for students in the M.D. Program in the Faculty of Medicine. (First awards
available for the 2006/07 Winter Session)
INTERNATIONAL Student Humanitarian Award: Awards totalling $38,000 have been endowed to
recognize international students from developing countries who have achieved academic excellence
under exigent circumstances and would be unable to pursue post-secondary education without assistance. Candidates for the award are nominated by secondary schools or by international community-
based and non-governmental organizations. The value of each award depends on the candidate's financial circumstances and the costs of their program. The awards are made to students entering the University directly from secondary school and may be renewed for up to three additional years of
undergraduate study or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided the recipient achieves satisfactory academic standing as determined by his or her Faculty, holds a valid Canadian Study Permit (student
visa), and continues to demonstrate financial need. The awards are made on the recommendation of a
selection committee comprised of faculty and staff from across the University, with input from members
of the community. (First awards available for the 2006/07 Winter Session)
Charlie and Sue JOHNSON Forestry Entrance Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship is offered by
Charlie and Sue lohnson to an undergraduate student entering the Faculty of Forestry with an interest in
forest management and silviculture. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First
award available for the 2006/07 Winter Session)
Pat and Betty LOVE Scholarship in Applied Science: Scholarships totalling $1,250 have been
endowed by Mr. Pat Love (B.A.Sc. 1938) and Mrs. Betty Love (B.A. 1938) for students in the Faculty of
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Appendix B: New Awards, continued
Applied Science. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First awards available for
the 2006/07 Winter Session)
Pat and Betty LOVE Scholarship in Arts: Scholarships totalling $1,250 have been endowed by Mr.
Pat Love (B.A.Sc. 1938) and Mrs. Betty Love (B.A. 1938) for students in the Faculty of Arts. The awards
are made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First awards available for the 2006/07 Winter Session)
Janet Macdonald RUSH Prize: Prizes totalling $750 have been endowed through a bequest by Freda
Margaret Rush in memory of her mother, lanet Macdonald Rush, R.N. The prizes are awarded on the
recommendation of the School of Nursing to undergraduate or graduate students in the School who have
demonstrated an interest in the field of communicable diseases. (First awards available for the 2006/07
Winter Session)
STANTEC Scholarship in Architecture: A $3,000 scholarship is offered by Stantec to an outstanding
student in the final year of the Master of Architecture degree. Preference is given to a student with an
interest in sustainability who has demonstrated good communication and leadership skills. The award is
made on the recommendation of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. (First award
available for the 2006/07 Winter Session)
STANTEC Scholarship in Engineering: A $3,000 scholarship is offered by Stantec to an outstanding
student in the final year of the undergraduate degree in Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering. Preference is given to a student with an interest in sustainability who has demonstrated good communication
and leadership skills. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science.
(First award available for the 2006/07 Winter Session)
Robert SILVERMAN Prize in Piano: A $300 prize has been endowed by Carol M. lutte in honour of
Dr. Robert Silverman for an undergraduate or graduate student concentrating or majoring in piano performance. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Music. (First award available for
the 2005/06 Winter Session)
Ruth Winona TOMLINSON Bursary: Bursaries totalling $2,500 have been endowed through a
bequest by Ruth Winona Tomlinson for students in the M.D. Program in the Faculty of Medicine. (First
award available for the 2006/07 Winter Session)
Previously-Approved Awards With Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
Award 07817 - V Z Manning Memorial Bursary: (revised description) One or more bursaries totalling
$1,350 have been endowed in memory of V. Z. Manning, by the members of his family. V.Z. Manning, a
native of B.C. and a Provincial School Inspector for nearly 40 years until his retirement in 1950, graduated from McGill University in 1910, there being no degree-granting university in British Columbia at
the time. Subsequently his five children all graduated from UBC in their respective fields of Economics,
 Vancouver Senate 05-06 - 85
Minutes of February 22, 2006
Appendix B: New Awards, continued
Engineering, Architecture, Law and Medicine. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren are also
UBC graduates. The awards are made to students in the Faculty of Education who demonstrate financial
need combined with a satisfactory academic standing.
How amended? The daughter of VZ. Manning and one of the current donors to the bursary's
endowment fund, wants the biographical section of the award description changed and expanded as
above. The terms of the award remain unchanged. The existing award description is as follows:
"One or more bursaries totalling $1,350 have been endowed in memory of V. Z. Manning, by the members of his family. Mr. Manning was a pioneer British Columbia educator, and held the position of
Inspector of Schools from 1921 until his retirement in 1950. The award is made to students in the Faculty
of Education who demonstrate financial need combined with a satisfactory academic standing."
Award 01934 - Cathy Stratmoen Memorial Scholarship: (revised description) Scholarships totalling
$14,000 have been endowed by friends, family and a bequest from Ines Cecilia Featherstone in memory
of Cathy Stratmoen, who lost her life in a tragic automobile accident in 1979 while a student at the
University. Cathy Stratmoen was an inspiration to all who knew her. She overcame her own blindness
with great courage and good humour in order to dedicate her life to helping others. Awards are made on
the recommendation of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special
Education to students in a Diploma or Masters Program in Special Education, with preference for those
focusing on Education of the Visually Impaired. In the case of graduate students, the awards are made in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How amended? In the fall of 2005, UBC received a bequest of $255,256 from the estate of Ines Cecilia
Featherstone to augment the endowment fund for this scholarship, which was originally established in
1980. The substantial increase to the fund will raise the annual disbursement value of the scholarship
from $1,500 per year to $14,000 per year. At the request of Cathy Stratmoen's surviving spouse, David
Stratmoen, who is also the long-standing donor contact for the award and the lawyer assisting the
Executrix of Ms. Featherstone's will, the contribution from the Featherstone estate has been
acknowledged in the revised description. When first established, the scholarship was designated for the
Diploma Program in Education for the Visually Impaired. When this program was discontinued, the
award terms were revised to designate the Masters Program in Special Education. However, the Faculty
has had difficulty in identifying appropriate candidates at the Maters, resulting in the scholarship only
being awarded every second or third year. At Mr. Stratmoen's request, the terms have been expanded to
include both the Diploma and the Masters in Special Education.
Award 00657 -Wesbrook Scholar - An annual designation, Wesbrook Scholar, is awarded to a maximum of twenty outstanding undergraduate students. Candidates must have completed at least one Winter
Session at UBC, be currently in the penultimate or final year of a baccalaureate program or in the M.D.
or D.M.D. Programs, stand in the top 10% of their class, and have demonstrated ability to serve, work
with and lead others. Candidates are nominated by their Faculty/School and selected by a special committee. The winners are presented with a $1,000 scholarship, a certificate, and a memento. The Wesbrook Scholar designation appears on the student's permanent record. The awards are sponsored by the
Wesbrook Society.
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Minutes of February 22, 2006
Appendix B: New Awards, continued
How amended? The $20,000 annual commitment for this award is currently funded through a transfer of
funds from unrestricted donations to UBC to the annual award P/G A unique endowment fund has now
been established to receive contributions from donors, especially Wesbrook Society members, who
specify that they wish their donations to go towards a permanent fund for this award. The terms of the
annual award remain the same, but the Senate Committee is now being asked to approve the creation of
the endowment fund.

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