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 THE  UNIVERSITY  OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
www.students.ubc.ca/senate
Vancouver Senate
MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 28, 2007
Attendance
Present: President S. J. Toope (Chair), Mr. B. J. Silzer (Registrar & Secretary), Dr. P. Adebar,
Mr. B. Ahmadian, Mr. T. Ahmed, Dr. B. Arneil, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dr. G. Bluman, Dean M. A.
Bobinski, Prof. C. Boyle, Mr. P. T. Brady, Ms. S. Brkanovic, Dr. H. Burt, Mr. B. Danin, Dr. E.
Dean, Dr. J. Dennison, Dr. W. Dunford, Ms. G. Eom, Dr. I. Franks, Ms. M. Friesen, Mr. C. Funnell, Dr. S. Grayston, Dr. L. Gunderson, Dr. P. G Harrison, Dr. R. Harrison, Dean M. Isaacson,
Dean M. Isman, Dr. J. Johnson, Ms. J. Khangura, Mr. K. Liu, Mr. R. Lowe, Vice-President pro
tem. G. A. Mackie, Dr. P. L. Marshall, Dr. A. McAfee, Ms. K. McAllister, Chancellor A.
McEachern, Dr. W. McKee, Dr. D. McLean, Mr. P. Orchard, Dr. D. Paterson, Dean S. Peacock,
Dean J. Saddler, Ms. E. Segal, Dr. B. Stelck, Mr. R. Taddei, Ms. A. Thamboo, Dr. S. Thorne,
Mr. B. Toosi, Dr. M. Upadhyaya, Dr. R. Windsor-Liscombe, Dr. R. Yaworsky, Dr. J. Young.
By Invitation: Dr. R. Gardiner (Theatre, Film & Creative Writing); Associate Vice-President A.
Kindler, Ms. S. Watson (Office of Student Financial Assistance & Awards, Enrolment Services).
Regrets: Principal pro tem. L. Bainbridge, Dr. N. Banthia, Dr. J. Brander, Dr. L. Chui, Mr. F.
Fan, Dr. S. Farris, Dr. D. Fielding, Dr. C. Friedrichs, Dean N. Gallini, Mr. C. L. Gorman, Dr. D.
Griffin, Dr. R. Helsley, Associate Vice-President J. Hutton, Dr. R. Irwin, Ms. W. King, Dr. S. B.
Knight, Dr. B. S. Lalli, Mr. R. Lam, Mr. M. Lane, Dr. M. MacEntee, Mr. W. McNulty, Dean D.
Muzyka, Dr. P. Potter, Dean pro tem. Ann Rose, Dr. J. Sarra, Mr. B. Simpson, Dean R. Sindelar,
Principal pro tem. D. Steyn, Dean G. Stuart, Dean R. Tierney, Dr. D. Weary, Dr. R. Wilson, Dean
E. H. K. Yen.
Recording Secretary: Ms. L. M. Collins.
Note: The full text of some reports to Senate is not included in the Minutes. Copies are available
from the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services. Many reports are also available on
the Vancouver Senate website at www, students, ubc. ca/senate.
Call to Order
Vol. 2006/2007
99
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Mnutes of February 28,2007
Senate Membership
The Secretary made the following announcements regarding Senate membership.
1. Change of Senate Seat
Dr. Pitman Potter, changed to faculty representative of the College for Interdisciplinary Studies
2. New Memb er of S enate
Dr. Timothy McDaniels, faculty representative of the College for Interdisciplinary Studies
3. Declaration of Vacancy
One faculty representative of the Faculty of Graduate Studies to replace Dr. Pitman Potter
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
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Dr. Windsor- ~i     That the minutes of the meeting ofdanuary 24,
Liscombe /    2007 be adopted as circulated.
Ms. Eom
Carried.
Business Arising From the Minutes
BOARD OF GOVERNORS/SENATE RELATIONS
The President reported that a draft report on the matter of relations between the Board of Governors and the Vancouver Senate had been prepared, and that the Senate could expect to receive it
following consideration by the Agenda Committee.
AD HOC COMMITTEE TO REVIEW U21 GLOBAL
In response to questions raised at the January 31 meeting of the Senate (Minutes of Senate pp.
0607/84-87), the President stated that:
1. All UBC investments in U21 Global had been drawn from an endowment account; none of
the investments had been derived from General Purpose Operating funds.
2. The University Counsel had confirmed the provision for continued use of the UBC logo for
a period of three years following withdrawal from U21 Global. The logo could only be used,
however, within the framework of the original agreement. While UBC could take legal
action to assert its right to intellectual property if the logo were to be used for other purposes,
the President was hopeful that a satisfactory agreement could be reached with U21 Global
and that legal action would be unnecessary.
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Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
UNIVERSITY BUDGET UPDATE
President Toope recalled the early estimate of a $28-million budget shortfall for the 2007/2008
fiscal year. Since that time, royalty income projections had decreased and the University had settled a salary grievance with its Management & Professional staff, increasing the total possible
shortfall to $36 million.
The following principles for the 2007/2008 year were articulated following consultation with the
University community:
1. Permanent budgetary changes should be made in the context of a robust academic plan. President Toope noted the need for a mid-level strategic plan linking budgetary allocations to the
higher-level Trek 2010.
2. The focus for 2007/2008 was to be on one-time savings, rather than recurring cuts.
3. The University should take care not to damage the potential for future revenues.
Consultation had generated more than 250 suggestions for short-term savings or revenue generation, amounting to nearly $11 million in recurring savings and $16 million in one-time savings
or new revenue. To resolve the remaining $20 million gap, the University had undertaken a "cash
call" for the 2007/2008 fiscal year. Individual units were asked to identify ways to absorb the cut
in the short term and to identify possible long-term savings. The academic plan, once developed,
would guide recurring cuts and reallocations beginning in 2008/2009.
The President announced the creation of a broadly based steering committee to guide the consultation process for the academic plan. Vice-President, Academic & Provost pro tem. George
Mackie had agreed to lead the process, with strong input from the Vice-President, Administration & Finance and the Budget Office.
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Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions, continued
DISCUSSION
Dr. Windsor-Liscombe stated that unit-level cuts seemed haphazard and unduly harsh. He
requested a clear analysis of how the budgetary process had failed. He also noted that the process
side of the University appeared to have grown more than the pedagogic side, and indicated that
cuts should also have an equal effect on both sides of the operation. Dr. Windsor-Liscombe urged
the University to reexamine its governance processes with respect to the budget and to reestablish an active role for the Senate therein.
President Toope responded that the budget for 2007/2008 had been prepared under extraordinary
time constraints. The deficit had only become apparent in the autumn of 2006, leaving very little
time for the University to meet its statutory obligation to produce a balanced budget. Noting the
large amount of the University's budget that was tied to faculty and staff salaries, the President
reported that many units had elected to leave positions unfilled as a way to absorb the one-time
cut. The new steering committee would, as part of its mandate, examine how the budgetary process had failed. The President noted that this exercise would be undertaken in the spirit of ensuring that this kind of problem did not recur, rather than in an effort to cast blame.
President Toope expressed the opinion that it was not entirely accurate that the process side of
the University had grown more quickly than the academic side. The President stated that, while
the number of Management & Professional staff had grown dramatically over the previous five
years, most of that growth had occurred within Faculties. He noted that the General Purpose
Operating Fund had grown by 50 percent in the preceding five years, and that the growth had not
been precisely managed. In response to Dr. Windsor-Liscombe's comments about the role of the
Senate, President Toope noted that the Senate Budget Committee and its successor, the Council
of Senates Budget Committee, had played a strong role in budgetary consultation to date. He
noted that it would be fair to ask the steering committee to consider whether that consultation had
been sufficient.
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From the Board of Governors
Vice-President Mackie reported for information that the Board of Governors had accepted the
recommendation of the Senate in approving the following item.
Senate Meeting of January 24, 2007
Establishment of the Centre for Hip Health in the Faculty of Medicine, effective January
1, 2007
Admissions Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Berger presented the reports.
ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (SECONDARY)
Dr. Berger ~i     That Senate approve the change to admission
Dr. Gunderson /    requirements for applicants to the Bachelor of
Education (Secondary) program with a
concentration or major in English as
circulated.
DISCUSSION
In response to a question from Dr. Arneil, it was confirmed that the Major in English would now
require an additional six credits of senior English, as opposed to 12 credits.
The motion was put
and carried.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS FOLLOWING SECONDARY
SCHOOL CURRICULA IN CANADA, OUTSIDE OF BC/YUKON, QUEBEC SECTION
Dr. Berger ~i     That Senate approve the change to the
Dr. Marshall /    admission requirements for applicants
following Secondary School Curricula in
Canada, outside of BC/Yukon as circulated.
Carried.
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Admissions Committee, continued
STUDENT EXCHANGE PARTNERSHIPS
Dr. Berger reported for information that the Admissions Committee had approved at its meeting
on January 24, 2007 three new UBC Vancouver exchange partnerships with the following institutions:
1. Chui al ongkorn University;
2. WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management;
3. University of Icel and.
ENROLMENT TARGETS FOR 2007/2008
The Committee had circulated proposed undergraduate enrolment targets for the 2007/2008 academic year for each Faculty, division, and year level. The tables showed targets for new and continuing students as both head counts and full-time equivalents (FTEs). The proposed enrolment
targets had been reviewed by the Vice-President, Academic & Provost pro tem. and the Committee of Deans.
Dr. Berger ~i     That the Senate approve the 2007/2008
Dean Isaacson /    Enrolment Targets, as presented by the
Admissions Committee.
DISCUSSION
Dean Isaacson thanked the Committee and the Vice-President, Academic & Provost pro tem. for
presenting the targets to Senate in sufficient detail and in a timely fashion.
The motion was put
and carried.
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Agenda Committee
Committee Chair Dean Isaacson presented the report on behalf of the Committee.
CONVOCATION REPRESENTATION ON THE VANCOUVER SENATE
The following is an excerpt from the Committee's report:
At its November 2006 meeting, the Vancouver Senate approved an expansion of its
membership by four members from 85 to 89. This expansion was associated with the
establishment of the College for Interdisciplinary Studies, and entailed the addition to
Senate's membership of the Principal of the College, two faculty members, and one student, as the Senate is permitted to do under 35.1(2)(k) of the University Act. Although
the new College is not a faculty, the Senate elected to adjust its membership as it would
have done for a new faculty.
Also at the November 2006 Senate meeting, the Agenda Committee was requested to
consider a complementary expansion in the number of Convocation Senators, in order
to correct for a resulting decrease in the proportion of Senators representing the UBC
Convocation.
The report gave an overview of the evolution of Senate membership. Considerations for making
a decision about adding further to the membership of the Senate included the relative representation of all of the various constituencies, keeping the Senate at a manageable size, and upcoming
reviews of the College for Interdisciplinary Studies that might further affect the situation.
The Committee presented two options for consideration by the Senate:
1. Option A: maintain the status quo with respect to Senate membership; and
2. Option B: add one Convocation Senator to the membership of the Vancouver Senate.
Dean Isaacson ~i     That the Senate accept the recommendation of
Dr. Windsor- /    the Agenda Committee by approving Option A,
Liscombe i.e., the status quo, with respect to the
composition of the Vancouver Senate; and
That the Nominating Committee be directed to
consider whether a process for the review at
regular intervals of Senate composition would
be advisable and to report back to the Senate
with recommendations on the matter by the
April 2007 meeting of the Senate.
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Agenda Committee, continued
DISCUSSION
Dr. Yaworsky thanked the Committee for providing the background for the Senate's decision on
this matter. He urged the Senate to defeat the motion. He expressed the opinion that the motion
overlooked the value of Convocation representation on the Senate and the importance of an outside perspective in Senate discussions. Dr. Yaworsky noted that the current Convocation Senators ranged from recent graduates to retired faculty, and that Convocation Senators were among
the longest-serving members of the Senate. He added that the Convocation had grown significantly over the past decade, and that increased representation would also be appropriate for that
reason. Dr. Yaworsky stated that the addition of one additional Convocation Senator would
maintain a manageable size for the Senate while strengthening the body as a whole.
Ms. Eom spoke in support of Dr. Yaworsky's position, noting that the University continued to
grow and change. Ms. Khangura recalled that, during a recent Senate debate about a new degree
program at the Great Northern Way Campus, Convocation Senators had provided useful input
about how the University was viewed in the community.
DIVISION OF THE MOTION
By consent, the motion was divided into its first and second parts.
The motion to
approve Option A
was put and
defeated.
rThe motion to
direct the
Nominating
Committee was put
and carried.
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06-07- 107
Agenda Committee, continued
Dr. Yaworsky
Mr. Lowe
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That the Senate approve Option B, i.e., the
addition of one Convocation Senator, with
respect to the composition of the Vancouver
Senate.
Nominating Committee Chair Dr. Windsor-Liscombe invited Senators to send submissions to
the Nominating Committee to assist in its deliberations about a process for regularly reviewing
the composition of the Senate.
Joint Report of the Curriculum and Admissions Committees
Curriculum Committee Chair Dr. Marshall presented the report on behalf of the two Committees.
GREAT NORTHERN WAY CAMPUS MASTER OF DIGITAL MEDIA
Dr. Marshall
Dr. Windsor-
Liscombe
}
That Senate approve the credential, program,
and associated courses for the Master of
Digital Media, to be offered at the Great
Northern Way Campus by The University of
British Columbia, Simon Fraser University,
British Columbia Institute of Technology, and
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design.
Carried.
President Toope described the approval of this new degree program as a momentous event and a
wonderful statement on close collaboration. He acknowledged the enormous amount of work
entailed in moving the proposal forward. He acknowledged the presence of Dr. Robert Gardiner
and thanked him and all other members of the project team.
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06-07- 108
Curriculum Committee
See also: Appendix A: Curriculum Summary.'
Dr. Marshall presented the curriculum proposals for approval.
Dr. Marshall
Dr. Dean
}
That Senate approve the new and changed
graduate courses and programs brought
forward by the Faculties of Applied Science,
Arts, Education, Forestry, and Law and the new
graduate courses from the College for
Interdisciplinary Studies.
Nominating Committee
ADJUSTMENTS TO SENATE COMMITTEES
Committee Chair Dr. Windsor-Liscombe presented the following proposed Committee changes:
1. Student Awards Committee Composition
The Nominating Committee recommends that Senate approve the following revisions to
the membership of the Student Awards Committee:
a. Add as an ex-officio member the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards
Administrator (non-voting member).
b. Co-opt as a member of the Committee, Dean pro tem. Ann Rose (voting member).
2. Teaching and Learning Committee Membership
a.    Add Mr. Robert Taddei (student senator) to fill a vacancy.
Dr. Windsor-
Liscombe
Dr. R Harrison
}
That the Senate approve the recommendations
of the Nominating Committee with respect to
the composition of the Student Awards
Committee and the membership of the Teaching
and Learning Committee.
Carried.
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Student Awards Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Bluman presented the Committee's reports.
CHANGES TO REGULATIONS GOVERNING UNIVERSITY AWARDS
The following is an excerpt from the Committee's report.
Currently, UBC has two sets of regulations: Regulations Governing University Awards
and Regulations Governing University Graduate Awards. The regulations were brought
forward for review at the request of the Senate Committee on Student Awards and were
revised in consultation with Student Financial Assistance and Awards and the Faculty of
Graduate Studies.
The regulations have been revised in the following ways and for the following purposes:
Adjust the regulations to reflect current practices and any new policies, including policies approved by Senate (deferral of Admission) and the Board of Governors (Policy 72: Access to the University of British Columbia);
Clarify wording and offer precision where current regulations have caused
confusion for students, Faculty and/or donors;
Consolidate information and simplify where appropriate, including combination of the two sets of regulations and breaking the new set into three parts:
general regulations (for both undergraduate and graduate awards), undergraduate regulations, and graduate regulations;
Eliminate any wording or regulations that are inconsistent with the University
and Senate's vision of the role of awards at the institution;
Remove wording considered to be procedural rather than policy-related.
Dr. Bluman ~i     That the Senate approve the revised
Dr. Stelck /    Regulations Governing University Awards, as
circulated.
DISCUSSION
Dr. Bluman noted that the Committee had consulted with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the
Office of Student Financial Assistance & Awards. The Chair recognized Ms. Shannon Watson
from the Office of Student Financial Assistance & Awards.
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Student Awards Committee, continued
In response to a question from Dr. Dunford, Dr. Bluman explained that a prize was awarded for
work previously completed, while a scholarship usually also required that a certain level of performance be maintained in future.
In response to a question from Dr. P. G. Harrison about how scholarship standing was calculated
for students registered in more than 27 credits, Ms. Watson explained that the average was
weighted by credit. Dr. Marshall noted that the Student Information System had a calculator for
this purpose that was set to pick the best 27 credits so that the average was always calculated in
the manner most advantageous to the student.
In response to a question from Mr. Ahmed about the inclusion of courses taken in the Summer
Session, Dr. Bluman clarified that Summer Session courses were only included in calculations
for students in programs where Summer Session courses were required.
AMENDMENTS
By consent, the following amendments were made to the proposed Regulations:
1. P. 2 of 9, under point 1, amend last sentence as follows: "The University does not approve
award terms inconsistent with the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and other human
rights legislation."
2. P. 3 of 9, under point 2, amend as follows to delete a comma: "...registered in at least 27 credits, standing in the top 10% of his/her year and faculty (deleted comma) or with an average
of 75% or higher...."
The motion to
approved the
Regulations, as
amended, was put
and carried.
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Student Awards Committee, continued
NEW AWARDS
See also Appendix B: New Awards.'
The Committee had circulated two sets of new awards for approval.
Dr. Bluman ~i     That the new awards be accepted and
Dr. Stelck /   forwarded to the Board of Governors for
approval, and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
DISCUSSION
Dr. Bluman drew attention to the Martha C. Piper Arts Award in Global Citizenship, noting that
global citizenship was the responsibility of all Faculties. The Committee hoped that other Faculties would create similar awards.
The motion was put
and carried.
Report from the Vice-President, Academic & Provost pro tem.
ORAL REPORT ON MANDATORY RETIREMENT
Vice-President pro tem. Mackie gave a status report on the abolition of mandatory retirement. He
reminded Senators that the UBC Board of Governors had approved a policy specifying 65 as the
retirement age. In his February 2007 Speech from the Throne, Premier Gordon Campbell had
signalled that legislation to end mandatory retirement in the province would be proposed in the
near future. Vice-President pro tem. Mackie stated that it was uncertain when the proposed legislation might become law. The University administration had begun facilitated discussions with
the UBC Faculty Association about how and when to end mandatory retirement. Vice-President
pro tem. Mackie stated that both parties involved in the discussions agreed that it would be
important to know the specific language in the new legislation before making decisions about
how to end mandatory retirement at UBC.
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Report from the Vice-President, Academic & Provost pro tem., continued
Vice-President pro tem. Mackie stated that there were strong advantages to ending the practice
of mandatory retirement. He noted that UBC was poised to lose many experienced and energetic
faculty members due to imminent retirement, and that life expectancy in British Columbia was
among the longest in the world. He added that economic factors relating to living in the Vancouver area meant that more people might elect to continue past the age of 65 and for longer periods
of time than in other parts of the country. Because it would be difficult to predict how many people would stay and for how long, planning was complicated.
Vice-President pro tem. Mackie stated that he was mindful that every position he had held during
his career had been available because someone else had moved on. He briefly summarized some
of the issues under consideration during the facilitated discussions:
1. Eligibility for and costs of benefits. Costs increased after the age of 65, and it was uncertain
how much risk insurance carriers would be willing to assume, how much coverage would be
available, and who should be responsible for paying the premiums.
2. Higher costs for pension plans. Vice-Pre si dent pro tem. Mackie noted that employees were
required, under federal legislation, to begin collecting their pensions by age 69.
3. Accommodation for illness and disability for employees after the age of 65, considering that
certain disabilities were more prevalent among older workers.
4. Effective academic and human resources planning if the University could not accurately predict retirement.
5. Costs for faculty progression through the ranks, with less savings related to turnover.
Vice-President pro tem. Mackie noted that staff tended to view retirement differently, on average,
than did faculty. He noted that the majority of UBC staff members would retire in their 50s.
CUPE 2950 members, however, had indicated an interest in being involved in discussions about
mandatory retirement because their members were predominantly single women who might
need to work longer. Some other union groups had expressed some discomfort with ending mandatory retirement, based on concerns that their members would need to work longer to support
those who choose to stay on.
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Report from the Vice-President, Academic & Provost pro tem., continued
Vice-President pro tem. Mackie stated that it was important to view retirement as a process,
rather than as a single event, and that the process should be tied to an individual's career aspirations, rather than to a specific age.
DISCUSSION
Mr. Brady asked about the impact of the anticipated legislation on previously negotiated contracts. Vice-President pro tem. Mackie stated that he was uncertain what would happen. He noted
that the Public Sector Employers' Council (PSEC) had shown interest in the financial impact, but
it was unclear as yet what PSEC would recommend.
In response to a question from Dr. Bluman about whether the University intended to be proactive
or reactive with respect to the new legislation, Vice-Pre si dent pro tem. Mackie stated that,
although the University would like to be proactive, it was important to have clarity about the legislation in order to make proper decisions.
In response to a question from Dr. Windsor-Liscombe about effective dates for new policies and
how the University might proceed if the legislation were to be delayed, Vice-President pro tem.
Mackie stated that he was uncertain. Although he could not speak for the Board of Governors,
he believed that the University would be very reluctant to move forward precipitously. Vice-
President pro tem. Mackie noted that the option of post-retirement contracts was already in place.
The topic of post-retirement contracts was to be included in the ongoing facilitated discussions.
Dr. Berger agreed that it was important to support retirement as a process through measures such
as fractional appointments. He stated that planning would become easier if the University could
get a sense of people's plans. Vice-President pro tem. Mackie agreed, although he noted that the
matter would have to be handled with sensitivity.
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Report from the Vice-President, Academic & Provost pro tem., continued
Dr. Gunderson requested that the Senate schedule another discussion on the topic of mandatory
retirement once the legislation became available. President Toope agreed, and asked the Recording Secretary to note the request.
President Toope thanked Vice-President pro tem. Mackie and members of the Senate for a helpful and constructive discussion.
Proposed Agenda Items
None.
Other Business
SENATE CONSULTATION ON GUIDELINES FOR CORPORATE RELATIONS AND
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Dean Isaacson presented for Senate information and discussion a request from the Board of Governors for consultation on strategic alliances between the University and the private sector. The
administration of the University had been directed to submit to the Board of Governors by March
2007:
[Guidelines that will enable the University to proactively seek out, create, and sustain
mutually beneficial strategic alliances in a manner competitive with other top universities worldwide.
The guidelines should reflect that the University's participation in these alliances shall
be carefully considered in all respects, and should, in particular:
1. Ensure alignment of potential partners with University values and the Trek 2010
goals and mission;
2. Continue to protect the University's reputation;
3. Create a public statement of the University's interest and ability to seek out and
enter into mutually beneficial alliances, thereby attracting potential partners into
discussion;
4. Take into account input from consultation with constituencies within the University;
5. Take into account input obtained from members of the private sector; and
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Other Business, continued
6.   Provide clear guidance for interested parties, including the Board of Governors,
Administration and potential partners to evaluate strategic alliance opportunities.
Dean Isaacson invited comments from Senators for transmission to the Board of Governors.
Dr. Johnson noted that it would be important to assess the business practices of a potential corporate partner. She suggested that providing examples of possible problem areas to consider during the evaluation process would be helpful.
Dr. McAfee emphasized the importance of academic freedom, and the possibility of research
results being influenced by funding. She noted that the issue was often more about public perception of the quality of research when a corporate partner had provided funding and/or might
benefit from the research.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The following regular meeting was
scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2007.
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APPENDIX A: CURRICULUM SUMMARY
Applied Science
1) The following new courses:
a. CHBE 573 (3) Environmental Engineering and Sustainability
b. CHBE 597 (2) MASc Thesis Proposal Development
c. CHBE 697 (2) PhD Thesis Proposal Development
Applied Science - School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
2) The following changed courses:
a. LARC 515 (3) A Behavioral Approach to Planting Design
b. LARC 523 (3) Landscape Architecture Theory
c. LARC 570 (3-12) d Internship
3) The following changed program:
a. Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture
Applied Science
4) The following new course:
a. MECH 521 (3) Modeling and Design of Mechatronics Systems
Arts - School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies
5) The following new and changed courses:
a. ARST 500 (3) Information Technology and Archives
b. ARST 530 (3) The History of Administration in the Canadian Juridical Con
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c. ARST 545 (3) Advanced Arrangement and Description of Archival Docu
ments
d. ARST 550 (3) Management of Audiovisual and Non-textual Archives
e. ARST 555 (3) The Preservation of Digital Records
f. ARST 573 (3) Archival Systems and the Profession
Arts
6) The following new courses:
a. PSYC 507 (3) Cultural Psychology
b. PSYC 510 (3) Descriptive Psychopathology
c. PSYC 541 (2) Introduction to Psychopathology
d. PSYC 585 (3/6) d Special Topics in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
e. PSYC 588 (3/6) d Special Topics in Social and Personality Development
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Appendix A: Curriculum Summary, continued
Interdisciplinary Studies
7) The following new courses:
a. BIOF 501 (3) Special Topics in Bioinformatics
b. BIOF 548 (3-6) c Directed Studies
Education
8) The following new courses:
a. CUST 511 (3) Seminar in Case-Study Research and Cross-Case Analysis
b. EDST 585 (3) Capstone: Society, Culture, and Politics in Education
c. LLED 536 (3) Drama, Literacies, and Literature in Education
d. EPSE 630 (3) Advanced Seminar: Adolescence Through Emerging Adult
hood
Forestry
9) The following changed courses:
a. FRST 538 (3) Advanced Remote Sensing
b. FRST 544 (3) Technical Communication Skills I
Law
10) The following change in program and credential name:
a. Master of Laws in Common Law from Master of Jurisprudence
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APPENDIX B: NEW AWARDS
AWARDS APPROVED BY STUDENT AWARDS COMMITTEE DATED JANUARY
16, 2007
Vaughn BERG Memorial Prize in Architecture: A $750 prize has been endowed by friends and family in memory of Vaughn Berg for a student in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
whose thesis project expands beyond the realm of the discipline of architecture and embraces allied disciplines and related practices in arts in a forward-looking, innovative, and constructive manner. This was
an attitude Vaughn exemplified in both his studies and his career. The award is made on the recommendation of the School. (First award available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
BORDEN Ladner Gervais Professional Excellence Award: Two awards of $3,000 each (total $6,000)
are offered by Borden Ladner Gervais to full-time law students completing first year who have demonstrated academic excellence together with a commitment to professional and service excellence by consistently expanding their knowledge of the law, demonstrating the highest standards of integrity, offering
innovative ideas, taking a collaborative approach and contributing to the community. The awards are
made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First awards available for the 2006/07 Winter Session)
CANADIAN History Graduate Research Travel Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $1,000 have
been endowed by a group of senior Canadian historians long associated with the Department of History
at UBC for graduate students in Canadian History who are conducting research outside the Greater Vancouver area and merit support for associated travel costs. The awards are made on the recommendation
of the Graduate Committee in the Department of History in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate
Studies. (First awards available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
Chia-Lien CHENG Memorial Graduate Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship is offered by family,
friends an colleagues in memory of Chia-Lien Cheng for a Masters student in Civil Engineering. A dedicated educator and professional engineer, Chia-Lien Cheng pursued his Masters in Civil Engineering at
the age of 52 after emigrating from China. The memorial scholarship recognizes and honours his devotion to education and research in Civil Engineering. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Department in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First award available for the 2007/08
Winter Session)
CHERNOFF Thompson Science Scholarship in Architecture: Scholarships totalling $1,250 have
been endowed by Chernoff Thompson Architects for students entering second or third year of the School
of Architecture and Landscape Architecture with a preference for students in the architecture program
who have demonstrated scientific rigor in their architecture studies including structured research and
design from "first principles". The award is made on the recommendation of the School. (First awards
available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
 Vancouver Senate 06-07 -119
Mnutes of February 28,2007
Appendix B: New Awards, continued
CONSULAR Corps of British Columbia Graduate Scholarship in International Relations: A
$2,500 scholarship is offered by the Consular Corps of British Columbia to a graduate student in the History or Political Science Departments pursuing atopic in international relations. The Consular Corps,
based mainly in Vancouver, is the official body comprising all Consular Officers resident in the Province
of British Columbia, representing over seventy countries. The award is made on the recommendation of
the two departments in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies, alternating between History in
odd-numbered Winter Sessions and Political Science in even-numbered Winter Sessions. (First awards
available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
GRADUATE Student Travel Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Travel awards totalling $2,000 are
offered by Dr. George Roger Tonn to enable graduate students in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
to attend conferences or symposia at which they will present a poster or an academic paper. The awards
are made on the recommendation of the Faculty in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
(First awards available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
Bob and Nancy LOVE Bursary: A $1,000 bursary is offered annually through the University of Victoria Foundation to an M.D. student with dependent children registered in the Island Medical Program of
the University of British Columbia. (First award available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
Richard and Linda MABEE Bursary: Bursaries totalling $11,700 have been endowed through a
bequest by Marjorie Patricia Mabee for students in the Faculty of Medicine who are Canadian citizens or
Permanent Residents of Canada. (First awards available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
George McWHIRTER Prize in Poetry: A $500 prize has been endowed by colleagues, friends and students in honour of George McWhirter's retirement and in recognition of his thirty-five years of teaching
at UBC. A recipient of the Sam Black Award for Education and Development in the Visual and Creative
Arts, George has assisted hundreds of young writers in their careers. The award is made on the recommendation of the Creative Writing Program to an undergraduate student specializing in poetry. (First
award available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
Martha C. PIPER Arts Award in Global Citizenship: To honour the work of Martha C. Piper as
President of The University of British Columbia and to recognize her long-standing concern for the
improvement of the global community, a $1,000 award has been endowed for a student in the Faculty of
Arts who has an outstanding academic record (with first class standing) and has demonstrated
commitment to and an active participation in global issues. The winner of this award will be selected
from eligible Arts applicants for the Wesbrook Scholarship.
(First award available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
 Vancouver Senate 06-07 -120
Mnutes of February 28,2007
Appendix B: New Awards, continued
Kenneth Brian ROCHELEAU and Norman Rocheleau Bursary: Bursaries totalling $2,400
have been endowed through a bequest by Kenneth Brian Rocheleau for undergraduate or graduate students in fine arts programs who require financial assistance. (First awards available for
the 2007/08 Winter Session)
SCIENCE Co-Op Student of the Year Award: A $500 award is offered to the top Science Co-Op student in recognition of his/her contributions in the past academic year. In addition to having achieved high
academic standing, candidates for the award must have demonstrated leadership in the UBC community
or with their employer and participated actively in extra-curricular or volunteer activities. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Science Co-Op Program. (First award available for the 2006/07
Winter Session)
Eric L. SMITH M.D. Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology: Prize(s) totalling $1,000 have been
endowed by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. Eric Lawrence Smith (B.A.Sc.1942, B.A.
1945, M.D. McGill 1949) for third or fourth year M.D. student(s) who have demonstrated an interest in
and an aptitude for a career in ophthalmology. Eric specialized in ophthalmology and practiced in Vancouver for over forty years as a surgeon at VGH, clinical professor at UBC, and in private practice. A
pioneer in the use of the operating microscope in B.C. in corneal transplant and general eye surgery, he
enjoyed passing on his knowledge to students. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Ophthalmology in the Faculty of Medicine. (First awards available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
SOPRON Alumni Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $2,250 have been endowed by the Sopron
Alumni for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Forestry. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First awards available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
Doris STASTNY Bursary: Bursaries totalling $5,700 have been endowed through a bequest by Doris
Stastny to assist women students who are single parents and have two or more dependent children.
Recipients must be enrolled in a graduate, post-baccalaureate, or honours undergraduate program at the
University. (First awards available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
WEYERHAEUSER Aboriginal Award in Forestry: Awards totalling $2,000 are offered by Weyer-
haueser Company Ltd. to undergraduate Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Forestry. Preference is
given to Aboriginal students from outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District and the Capital
Region District. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First awards available for
the 2007/08 Winter Session)
WEYERHAEUSER Award in Forestry: Awards totalling $2,000 are offered by Weyerhaueser Company Ltd. to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Forestry. Preference is given first to Aboriginal students and then to female students in the Forest Resources Management, Forest Operation, and Wood
 Vancouver Senate 06-07 -121
Mnutes of February 28,2007
Appendix B: New Awards, continued
Products Processing Programs. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First
awards available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
Previously-Approved Awards With Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
Award 00774 - DURANTE Kreuk Prize in Landscape Architecture (revised description): A $1,000
prize has been endowed by Durante Kreuk Limited for a student in the Master of Landscape Architecture
program who has achieved the highest degree of design excellence in the graduation project. The prize
is made on the recommendation of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
How amended: The firm has decided to endow this prize after funding it on an annual basis since 1991.
Otherwise, the terms of the award are unchanged.
Award 05309 - David NAIRNE Memorial Scholarship in Civil Engineering (revised description):
Scholarships totalling $3,500 have been endowed by the family, friends and colleagues of David Nairne
(B.A.Sc. 1964), founder of David Nairne and Associates Ltd., who for over thirty years was dedicated to
working with First Nations communities throughout B.C. and Yukon. The awards are given to
undergraduate or graduate Aboriginal students in Civil Engineering, Architecture and /or the School of
Community and Regional Planning, with a preference for those in Civil Engineering.   They are made on
the recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science and, where appropriate, the Faculty of Arts, in
consultation with the First Nations House of Learning and, in the case of graduate students, in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How amended: Originally established in 2003, this scholarship was restricted exclusively to First
Nations students in Civil Engineering. However, only one student to date has been identified as eligible
for the award, meaning that no scholarships were disbursed in 2004W or 2005W. The donors have,
therefore, elected to broaden the award terms to include students in Architecture and Community and
Regional Planning. Amended Endowment Fund Terms of Reference including this revision have been
approved by University Counsel and by the Board of Governors.
Award 04107 - PHYSIOTHERAPY Association of B.C. Prize (revised description): A $150 prize is
offered by the Physiotherapy Association of B.C. to a graduating student in the Master of Physical
Therapy Program who attains the highest cumulative standing in RSPT 528,538,548, and 558.
Preference is that the prize be used to purchase books to further the student's education in physiotherapy.
The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences.
How amended: The terms stated that the prize was given "for general proficiency in the final year of the
physiotherapy program." The revised wording is more specific as to the courses on which the
adjudication should be based.
 Vancouver Senate 06-07 -122
Mnutes of February 28,2007
Appendix B: New Awards, continued
AWARDS APPROVED BY STUDENT AWARDS COMMITTEE DATED FEBRUARY
12, 2007
May L. BARNETT Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Plant Science: One or more scholarships
totalling $5,000 have been endowed by Roy Barnett in memory of his mother, May L. Barnett, for graduate students in Plant Science working on the improvement of agricultural and/or horticultural plants.
May Barnett developed and nurtured plants of all kinds in her extensive garden. It would have given her
great satisfaction to know that this scholarship will assist generations of students pursuing her life's passion for the benefit of humanity. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Land
and Food Systems in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First awards available for the
2007/08 Winter Session)
Susan M. BOYCE Graduate Scholarship in Journalism: One or more scholarships totalling $2,500
have been endowed by Roy Barnett in honour of his sister, Susan M. Boyce, for graduate students in the
Master of Journalism Program in the School of Journalism. Susan is a longtime Vancouver-based journalist and a firm believer in the need to support and mentor aspiring writers in this exciting career. It is
her hope this scholarship will contribute to making the aspiration a reality for many who are dedicated to
preserving the value and integrity of the written word. The awards are made on the recommendation of
the School in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First awards available for the 2007/08
Winter Session)
BULL Housser & Tupper LLP Prize in Succession: A $500 prize has been endowed by the law firm
of Bull Housser & Tupper LLP for a student who has achieved high academic standing in the course on
Succession (Law 452). The prize is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (First award
available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
Bill DAVISON Memorial Prize: A $500 prize has been endowed by friends, family and colleagues in
memory of Bill Davison (1943-2004) for an outstanding Bachelor of Education (Secondary) student in
language and literacy education. As an English instructor at UBC, Bill left a profound legacy through his
commitment to inspiring student teachers to bring language and literature into their classrooms. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Language and Literacy Education. (First
award available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
David DODGE Graduate Scholarship in Economics: A $1,000 scholarship has been endowed by
David Dodge, Governor of the Bank of Canada, for a graduate student in the field of Economics. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Economics in consultation with the Faculty
of Graduate Studies. (First award available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
FAMILY Studies Graduating Prize: A $600 prize has been endowed by the School of Social Work and
Family Studies for an outstanding fourth-year graduating student in Family Studies who has achieved
high academic standing. The award is made on the recommendation of the School. (First award available
 Vancouver Senate 06-07 -123
Mnutes of February 28,2007
Appendix B: New Awards, continued
for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
Bruno and Catherine FREIGANG Bursary: Bursaries totalling $2,000 have been endowed through a
gift from Bruno and Catherine Freigang administered by the University of Victoria Foundation. The bursaries are offered annually to outstanding M.D. students at The University of British Columbia who are
Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents and are registered in the Island Medical Program. (First
awards available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
Ann Liisa McCUTCHEON Memorial Award: A $350 award has been endowed by friends and family
in memory of Ann Liisa McCutcheon to recognize students in the Faculty of Arts who demonstrate leadership and commitment to the Faculty and UBC. Ann Liisa McCutcheon spent much of her time while at
university and as an alumna serving her Alma Mater. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Faculty. (First award available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
PWL Partnership Scholarship in Landscape Architecture: Scholarships totalling $1,250 have been
endowed by PWL Partnership Landscape Architects for students in the Master of Landscape Architecture or Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture Programs in the School of Architecture
and Landscape Architecture, with a preference for students entering the second or third year of their
studies. The award is made on the recommendation of the School in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate Studies. (First awards available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
Paul SANGHA Limited Scholarship in Design Excellence: A $2,500 scholarship has been endowed
by Paul Sangha Limited for a student in the Landscape Architecture Program, with a preference for a student entering second or third year who has demonstrated excellence in the design process, conceptual
design, and design resolution. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Architecture
and Landscape Architecture. (First award available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
James P. TAYLOR, QC Prize in Equitable Remedies: Prizes totalling $300 have been endowed in
honour of James P. Taylor, QC. The prizes are awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law to
students who achieve high standing in Equitable Remedies. (First awards available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
TOLKO Industries Ltd. Scholarship in Forestry: Scholarships totalling $5,000 are offered by Tolko
Industries Ltd. to outstanding undergraduate students in the Wood Products Processing Program. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry. (First awards available for the 2007/
08 Winter Session)
 Vancouver Senate 06-07 -124
Mnutes of February 28,2007
Appendix B: New Awards, continued
Previously-Approved Award With Change in Terms:
Award 05644 - Robert N. and Patricia Young Scholarship: (revised description) Scholarships totalling $ 1,250 have been endowed through a gift by Robert and Patricia Young administered by the University of Victoria Foundation. The scholarships are offered annually on the recommendation of the Faculty
of Medicine at The University of British Columbia to outstanding M.D. students entering the Island
Medical Program, with preference for students who have graduated from a secondary school on Vancouver Island. (First awards available for the 2007/08 Winter Session)
How amended: The description approved by the UBC Senate on January 24, 2007 omitted the stipulation
that the scholarships are reserved for students entering the program.

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