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 aplaceofmind Vancouver Senate
www.senate.ubc.ca
THE  UNIVER5ITYOF BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 16 NOVEMBER 2016
Attendance
Present: Dr S. Ono (Chair), Dr K Ross (Secretary), Dr P. Adebar, Dr R. Anstee, Dr S. Avramidis, Dr K
Baimbridge, Mr M. Bancroft, Ms E. Biddlecombe, Dr L. Burr, Ms L. Castro, Ms D. Coulbourn, Mr N.
Dawson, Mr, B. Fischer, Dr S. Forwell, Dean B. Frank, Dr J. Gilbert, Prof. B. Goold, Mr S. Haffey, Dean
K. Harrison, Dr P. Harrison, Ms M. Huang, Ms M. Huron, Mrs C. Jaeger, Dr P. Keown, Ms H. Kwan, Dr
B. Lalli, Mr D. Lam, Mr H. Leong, Dr P. Loewen, Dr K. Lo, Dr D. MacDonald, Mr K. Madill, Ms A.
Maleki, Dr CW. Marshall, Dr P. Marshall, Dr W. McKee, Dean S. Peacock, Dr A. Richardson, Dr L.
Rucker, Dr C. Ruitenberg, Mr I. Sapollnik, Dr B. Sawatzky, Dr S. Singh, Mr J. Solis, Dr R. Sparks, Mr
J. Spiedel, Dr R. Tees, Dr S. Thorne, Dr L. Walker, Ms K. Williams
Regrets: Mr T. Ahmed, Dr H. Brock, Dr A. Collier, Dean M Coughtrie, Dean C. Dauvergne, Dr A.
Dulay, Dr W. Dunford, Dr D. Gillen, Dr C. Godwin, Chancellor L. Gordon, Dean R. Helsley, Dean J.
Innes, Dr A Ivanov, Ms T. Johnson, Dean D. Kelleher, Dr S. Knight, Dr P Meehan, Mr W McNulty, Dr C
Naus, Dr C. Nislow, Dean M. Parlange, Dr N. Perry, Dr G. Peterson, Dean S. Porter, Dr A. Redish, Dr A
Riseman, Dr T. Schneider, Dean C. Shuler, Ms S. So, Ms D. Tse, Dr R. Wilson, Dr D. Witt, Dean R.
Yada, Mr S. Zbarsky
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 2016/2017 Academic Year to order at 6:04 pm.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Richard Tees }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 19 October
Lawrence Burr 2016 be adopted as corrected.
Correction: Senator Gilbert was present, Dr
McNulty should read Mr McNulty
Approved
Business Arising from the Minutes
CHANGE TO THE RULES AND PROCEDURES OF SENATE
Vol. 2016/17 16/17 - 02 - 1
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Minutes of 16 November 2016
Richard Anstee }        That Senate amend its Rules and Procedures to
Sean Haffey add a new section to follow Section 29 to read as
follows: Section 29 notwithstanding, any Senator
appointed to a committee of Senate may ask -by
giving written or verbal notice through the
Secretary or the Committee Chair - that a matter
proposed for approval by that committee under
delegated authority of Senate be not considered
under that delegated authority and instead be
brought to Senate for approval. This section shall
not apply to an appeal or otherwise confidential
matter before a Committee.
Approved
Remarks from the Chair
Dr Ono noted that this was the end of his first three months as President & Vice-Chancellor of
the University, and thanked UBC for his welcome. He updated the Senate on initiatives in his
office: the selection of a faculty Senior Advisory would be announced shortly, a variety of town
halls were being organized, and a new communications staff person would be joining the
President's office to help with liaising with faculty and other members of the University
community.
Following this, we will start the ideation process to form our next strategic plan; he expected that
it would take until at least the summer time before a plan could be formed and brought to the
Board of Governors for their consent as well as support for necessary funding plans. We need to
focus on people. We have a talented student body, and we need to think about how we can make
their entire experience richer and rewarding. It would be fundamental throughout the year to
clearly articulate faculty priorities, both for their own purposes and to help develop University
wide initiatives.
Finally, Dr Ono noted that this would likely be the foundation for a future capital campaign for
UBC.
Senator Singh expressed that he liked the consultative idea, but asked if it would be entirely
focused on academics. He noted that safety and security of students was an ongoing concern.
The President replied that these were ongoing concerns for the University that the
administration had to work on, but this would be focused on teaching and research, the
core activities of the University.
Tributes Committee
DR JOHN CHAPMAN
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Dr. John Chapman was born in Poole, in the United Kingdom, in 1923. He joined the Royal Air
Force in 1942, serving as a flight instructor and as a member of the Tactical Air Force and Ferry
Command. Following the war, he earned an MA in Geography at Brasenose College, Oxford, in
1947 and was appointed a Junior Instructor in Climatology at UBC in the same year. Dr.
Chapman went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.
Dr. Chapman was appointed a Junior Instructor in Climatology at UBC in 1947. In 1968, Dr.
Chapman became the second person to be appointed Head of the Department of Geography, a
post he held until 1974. His research interests included the climate of British Columbia,
economic geography, and energy policy. Over the course of his distinguished career, he served
as an Executive Member ofBC Natural Resources, Chairman of the founding board of the
Pacific Marine Institute, President of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Chair of the
Pacific Science Congress, and Canadian Delegate to the Geographic Union Congress.
Dr. Chapman also played an important role in the development of the post-secondary education
system in British Columbia, both at UBC and around the Province. In addition to his nine years
as a Senator, he also served as UBC's academic planner. Dr. Chapman was also selected to join a
team established by the Provincial government to develop a plan for expanding post-secondary
education within the Province. This group produced the influential Macdonald Report in 1962,
leading to the creation of Simon Fraser University and the transition of Victoria College into the
University of Victoria.
Dr. Chapman continued to play an important role in guiding British Columbia's system of post-
secondary education following his retirement from UBC in 1988. He served as a member of the
Board of Vancouver Community College, Chair of the education committee of the BC
Association of Colleges, Director of legislative committees for the BC Ministry of Education
(Later the BC Ministry of Advanced Education), and Chair of the Academic Council for BC
Open Learning. From 1990-93, Dr. Chapman played an important role in the founding of the
University of Northern British Columbia, from which he later received an honorary LL.D.
In addition to his many academic achievements, Dr. Chapman also played a central role in
Canadian field hockey. In addition to playing the sport, he was instrumental in the growth of the
game in Canada, serving as President of the Canadian Field Hockey Association from 1972-74.
To his family and friends, the Senate and The University of British Columbia offer their
condolences and thanks.
DR MYER BLOOM
A pioneer in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Dr. Myer Bloom was a member of the
UBC Physics Department from 1956 until his retirement 1993. He served as a Senator for three
years from 1966-1969.
Dr. Bloom was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1928. He received a B.Sc. in 1949 and an M.Sc. in
1950, both from McGill University, before completing his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign in 1954. From 1954-56, Dr. Bloom held a post-doctoral appointment at the
Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratories at the University of Leiden.
First appointed to the Department of Physics at UBC as a research associate in in 1956, Dr.
Bloom was appointed an assistant professor in 1957, an associate professor in 1960, and finally a
full professor in 1963, a position he held for thirty years until his retirement. During his career at
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UBC, Dr. Bloom held a number of visiting professorships at institutions around the world,
including Harvard University, Kyoto University, the University of Paris Sud, the University of
Rome, and the Danish Technical University.
Dr. Bloom's research focused on the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. He made many
important contributions to the field, including the first observation of free magnetic induction in
pure quadropole resonance. Later in his career, Dr. Bloom shifted his focus to the application of
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to biological membranes, establishing the field of the physics of
soft materials. He went on to become the founder and director of the Program on the Science of
Soft Structures and Interfaces at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Throughout his career, Dr. Bloom received many prestigious awards and distinctions, including
the Sloan and Guggenheim Fellowships, the Steacie Prize, the Gold Medal of the Canadian
Association of Physics and the Canada Council Killam Memorial Prize for Natural Sciences. Dr.
Bloom was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Physical Society and the
Canadian Institute of Advanced Research. He has been awarded honorary degrees by Concordia
University, and by the Technical University of Denmark.
In 2014, Dr. Bloom published abook of personal recollections titled, lucky Hazards: My life in
Physics.
To his family and friends, the Senate and The University of British Columbia offer their
condolences and thanks.
DR ROBERT BLAKE
Having completed a B.Sc. at the University of Bristol and received his Ph.D. from the University
of Cambridge, Dr. Robert Blake was appointed to the Department of Zoology in 1979 at the age
of 25. He worked predominantly on integrating aspects of the biology of aquatic animals with
biomechanics, and was an expert on fish locomotion, including the practical use offish
locomotory designs as biomimetic models for autonomous underwater vehicles.
Dr. Blake represented the Faculty of Graduate Studies as a Senator from 1999 until 2002, and
was an active member of the Faculty Association, serving as its vice-president from 1994-1996,
and as its president from 1996-1998. He was inducted to the Quarter Century Club in 2005, and
retired in 2012.
To his family and friends, the Senate and The University of British Columbia offer their
condolences and thanks.
Sally Thorne } That Senate approve the Memorial Minutes for Dr.
Richard Anstee John Chapman, Dr. Myer Bloom andDr. Robert
Blake, that they be entered into the Minutes of Senate
and copies be sent to the family of the deceased.
Approved
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Candidates for Degrees
Ho Yi Kwan
Philip Loewen
That the candidates for degrees and diplomas, as
recommended by the faculties, be granted the
degrees for which they were recommended, effective
November 2016, and that a committee comprised of
the Registrar, the dean of the relevant faculty, and
the Chair of Senate be empowered to make any
necessary adjustments.
Approved
Academic Policy Committee
The Chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee, Dr Paul Harrison, presented
REVISIONS TO GRADUATE AND POST-DOCTORAL STUDIES' ACADEMIC REGULATIONS
Paul Harrison
Robert Sparks
} That Senate approve the proposed revisions to the
Faculty of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies'
Academic Regulations sections of the Academic
Calendar as set out in the attached forms.
Dr P. Harrison explained that the proposed changes were intended to better guide students
around academic standing, discipline and appeals.
Approved
Admissions Committee
The Committee Chair, Dr Robert Sparks, presented.
FACULTY OF GRADUATE & POSTDOCTORAL STUDDZS: ADMISSION TO DOCTORAL
PROGRAMS
Robert Sparks
Richard Anstee
} That Senate approve changes in admission
requirements for applicants to doctoral degree
programs in the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies, effective for the 2016 Winter
Session and thereafter.
Dr Sparks noted that two sets of changes were included, one changing the transfer arrangements
from a master of a doctoral program, and the second for students entering doctoral programs
directly from undergraduate degrees. For the first, the credit requirement has been reduced from
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12 to 9, but a 12 credit probationary requirement is added. For the second, an honours degree
was previously required but not all programs had honours options and top students in those
programs could not directly enter doctoral programs. We are removing that limitation but adding
a 2 year probationary period.
Senator Haffey asked if the proposal was retroactive.
Senator Walker advised that the intent was to allow it to be used for admission from
January onwards.
Senator Singh asked how high level of research standing was assessed; in particular, he asked if
there was there a particular level of competency required for a bachelors graduate entering a
doctoral program?
Dr Walker advised that this would be determined by the grad program; this could be
evidenced by a thesis, but also by direct research or studies.
Senator Loewen asked what would happen to a doctoral student who fails to meet the
probationary requirements.
Dr Walker advised that depending on performance, they could be transferred to a master
program or be asked to withdraw.
Approved
CHANGES TO UNDERGRADUATE DIRECT-ENTRY PROGRAMS ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
FHiST NATIONS STUDIES 12
Robert Sparks } That Senate approve the use ofBC First Nations
Lawrence Walker Studies 12 to satisfy the Social Studies 11 admission
requirement and as an approved Grade 12 course
for applicants following the BC/Yukon secondary
school curriculum, effective for admission to the
2017 Winter Session and thereafter.
Dr Sparks advised that presently the course is used for either requirement but not both. There
already a small number of courses that can be used to meet 2 requirements, namely Biology 12
and several languages courses. In this instance, BC First Nations Studies 12 ranks highly in its
predictability for success in first year. Every year, the Registrar's office correlates high school
courses with first year success, and this course tops the list frequently, often above English,
Physics and Math 12. Dr Sparks also noted that such a change aligns well with the University's
strategic priorities in encouraging aboriginal enrolment.
Approved
Awards Committee
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See Appendix A: Awards Report
Dr Lawrence Burr, Chair of the Committee, presented.
NEW AND REVISED AWARDS
Lawrence Burr } That Senate accept the awards as listed and forward
Susan Forwell them to the Board of Governors for approval; and
that letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Senator Burr noted that $74 000 in new student aid was proposed for approval this month.
Approved
Curriculum Committee
Dr Peter Marshall, Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, presented.
See Appendix B: Curriculum Report
NOVEMBER CURRICULUM REPORT
Peter Marshall } That the new course brought forward by the Faculty of
Carol Jaeger Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Medicine) be
approved.
Approved
Joint Report of the Admissions and Curriculum Committees
Senator Marshall presented on behalf of the Senate Curriculum and Admissions Committees.
NEW PROGRAM: SPECIALIZATION IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, IN THE BACHELOR OF
APPLIED SCIENCE
See Appendix C: Professional Master of Business Administration
Peter Marshall } That the new Bachelor of Applied Science in
Carol Jaeger Biomedical Engineering degree program and its
associated new courses be approved.
Dr Marshall noted that there was quite a bit of detail provided in the package. At the last
meeting of the Senate Curriculum Committee, there were some outstanding items around
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consultations, and agreements have been reached that have not impacted for the formal program
proposal.
Senator Jaeger explained that the new specialization, if approved, would be seeking accreditation
as soon as possible. The program was developed in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine.
The cohort will have two common years, and in years 3 and 4 would follow one of 4 streams.
Each stream relates to electrical, mechanical, computation, and biological engineering. Graduates
could follow many paths, but there is a healthy biomedical and biotechnical industry in
Vancouver, and graduate school or medical school would be options.
A student senator noted that Year 1 of the program went into the summer months and asked if
that was a problem for a first year student not having a summer break given mental health
concerns.
Senator Jaeger noted that we haven't specified yet when in the summer that would occur,
and the faculty is increasingly viewing the end of the summer before the start of year 2
instead of at the end of year 1 as a better option. She suggested that students increasingly
want content sooner and sooner in their degree programs and there is pressure to front
load general content to allow for more specific content later.
The student senator cautioned that this would additionally present challenges for
students who wanted to change programs.
Senator Singh noted that some department in Science had concerns with the development of the
program.
Mrs Jaeger noted that discussions with Biology, Microbiology, and Botany had resolved
those issues but conversations would continue in the spirit of continual improvement.
A student senator asked how students would apply for this program.
Mrs Jaeger advised that students would apply as any other for first year. They would be
asked to express an interest in biomedical engineering in the same way that student can
express an interest in pre-medical. Students would be eligible for a modified timetable as
there was no distinction in term 1 and this would give some space for movement back
and forth.
Senator P. Harrison asked why Applied Science still has an English requirement rather than a
writing or communication requirement as the senate had encouraged in 2008.
Mrs Jaeger advised that this was in part due to accreditation requirements.
Dr P. Harrison noted that English was listed as being useful for admission to medical school and
asked if this was the case in all cases. He suggested that this was too prescriptive.
Dr Marshall agreed to address this as an editorial change.
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Dr P. Harrison asked why CHEM 123 was a pre-req for BMEG 210 when it was required in year
1 of the program.
Mrs Jaeger replied that this was to allow for a registration block for students who may
have failed the first year course.
Dr P. Harrison expressed his concerns with how the current consultations had been described.
There are ongoing consultations with the biology program as well as the department of
Microbiology and Immunology. The Head of that department has not seen documentation that
addresses why an overlapping course is needed. The way consultation was done at the last
minute has been very dissatisfactory. We could have come together much better if there was
earlier consultation.
Mrs Jaeger replied that there was an energetic and ambitious team in applied science.
Dr P. Harrison said that Science stood ready to help, but needed to be worked with
earlier.
Senator Sapollnik noted that the program was described as 4 years but required mandatory co-op,
so it was a 5 year program.
Mrs Jaeger said it was 4 years of academic content, and co-op was not necessarily
mandatory if a student was unable to participate. Much like in Engineering Physics it
was an expectation but not mandatory.
A student senator noted that engineering physics was marketed as a 5 year program, and
suggested that this would be as well.
Dr Harrison advised that it technically was a 4 year program, but took 5 years because of
the beneficial work experience. This was a difference between regulations and marketing.
Senator Dawson advised that students were consulted very late in this program. He stated that
students were generally in favour with the program but wished to note their dissatisfaction with
the process undertaken by Applied Science.
Dean Peacock advised that he could not vote for or against the proposal based on the poor
consultative practices of Applied Science and thus would be abstaining.
Senator Biddlecombe asked if completion of the co-op program would be transcripted and on the
parchment so that it aided in PEng status.
Mr Jaeger replied that yes it would.
Senator Dawson asked where the students would study while a new building does not yet exist.
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Senator Jaeger advised that a goal of the faculty is to expand engineering but we would
only admit students we had the space to educate.
Senator Dawson asked about the expansion of 100 seats.
Senator Jaeger replied that this would need new funding from either UBC or the
Province.
Senator Sapollnik asked if APSC was moving away from accredited co-op;
Carol replied that they were considering it; Applied Science is hoping to broaden
professional development and to allow credit to be accorded for it.
Approved
NB: The following senators asked for the abstention to the above resolution to be noted: Simon
Peacock, Paul Harrison, Richard Tees, Paul Keown, Benjamin Fischer, Jeff Solis, Miranda
Huron, William McKee, Mark Bancroft, Ian Sapollnik, Danika Coulbourn, Melina Huang, Jason
Speidel, Santokh Singh, Lance Rucker, Susan Forwell, Erin Biddlecombe, Nick Dawson,
Nominating Committee
The Chair Senate Nominating Committee, Dr Richard Tees, presented.
APPOINTMENTS TO THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE SELECTION OF A
VICE- PRESIDENT ACADEMIC & PROVOST
Richard Tees } That Dr Perry Adebar, Dr Sian Echard, Dr Janice
Robert Sparks Eng, and Dean John Innes be appointed to the
President's Advisory Committee for the Selection of
a Vice-President Academic & Provost.
Senator Tees noted that as suggested earlier this year, the Senate Nominating Committee had
canvased faculty members and students for additional nominees to be considered.
Senator Ruitenberg asked if any of the nominees came out of the revised list of names.
Senator Tees replied one out of three.
Approved
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APPOINTMENTS TO THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE SELECTION OF A
VICE-PRESIDENT RESEARCH & INTERNATIONAL
Richard Tees } That Dr Matthew Evenden andDr Jean Shoveller be
Christopher Marshall appointed to the President's Advisory Committee for
the Selection of a Vice-President Research &
International.
Dr Tees advised that the same process was undertaken with this committee as with the Provost,
and one of the two names proposed came from the revised list.
Approved
ADJUSTMENTS TO COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
Richard Tees } That Dr Christian Nous be appointed to the
Nick Dawson Senate Agenda Committee until 31 August
2017 and thereafter until replaced, to
replace Dr Sally Thorne;
That Acting Dean Kathryn Harrison be
appointed to the Senate Ad Hoc Committee
on Flexible learning until 31 August 2017,
to fill a vacancy;
That Mr Jeff Solis be appointed to the Senate
Curriculum Committee until 31 March 2017
and thereafter until replaced, to replace Ms
Jolene loveday; and
That Mr Jeff Solis be appointed to the Senate
library Committee until 31 March 2017 and
thereafter until replaced, to replace Ms Jolene
loveday.
Approved
IN CAMERA - HONORARY DEGREES
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:34 pm.
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Appendix A: Awards Report
New Awards:
Glenn and Annetta AGNEW Bursary in Computer Science - Bursaries totalling $4,000 are
offered annually by the Glenn and Annetta Agnew fund, managed by the Vancouver Foundation,
for undergraduate or graduate students in computer science or computer engineering who
demonstrate financial need. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award
Available in the 2017/2018 Winter Session)
Glenn and Annetta AGNEW Bursary in Medicine - Bursaries totalling $4,000 are offered
annually by the Glenn and Annetta Agnew fund, managed by the Vancouver Foundation, for MD
students who demonstrate financial need. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First
Award Available in the 2017/2018 Winter Session)
Glenn and Annetta AGNEW Science Co-op Award - Awards totalling $4,000 are offered
annually by the Glenn and Annetta Agnew fund, managed by the Vancouver Foundation, for
Science Co-op students who demonstrate leadership in the UBC Science community or with
their employer, and who have demonstrated financial need. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Science in consultation with Enrolment Services. (First Award
Available in the 2017/2018 Winter Session)
Dr. Alexander C. E. AYLETT Graduate Research Award in Environmental Studies - A
$1,000 award is offered annually by friends and family in memory of Dr. Alexander C. E. Aylett
(UBC MA 2004, PhD 2012). This award recognizes an outstanding graduate student in the fields
of human geography or environmental geography whose work focuses on sustainable urban
development. Financial need may also be considered. The award is made on the recommendation
of the Department of Geography in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Peter BRUNOLD Award of Excellence in Business - A $5,000 award has been made available
through an endowment established by Peter Brunold for an undergraduate student enrolled in the
Bachelor of Commerce degree program in the Sauder School of Business. The award is for a
student who has demonstrated academic excellence, is on the Dean's Honour Roll, and who
would not be able to pursue a degree program without financial support. Preference will be given
to a student with demonstrated leadership ability and involvement in the community. To be
considered, candidates must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. The award is made
on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business in consultation with Enrolment
Services. (First Award Available in the 2017/2018 Winter Session)
FREEDOM 55 Financial Fitness & Community Wellness Award - Two awards of $2,500
each, are offered annually to students in 3rd year or a higher year of study with good academic
standing, who demonstrate leadership and who are on a varsity athletic team. This award may be
renewed provided the students maintain good academic standing and continue to be varsity
athletes. The award is made on the recommendation of UBC Athletics. (First Award Available in
the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
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Neil FREEMAN Memorial Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship is offered annually by Julie
Stockton in memory of her husband, Neil Freeman. Professor Emeritus Neil Freeman taught in
the Department of Theatre and Film from 1991 to 2006. He was renowned for his unique
approach to the unlocking of Shakespearean text for young actors. Students always left his
classes with a new respect for Shakespeare and new insights in how to decipher the mysteries of
the Bard. His research into the First Folio and his writing on the use of these texts for the actor
changed the way Shakespeare is approached by thousands of actors around the world. The
scholarship is given to an undergraduate or graduate student in theatre who shows exceptional
aptitude for Shakespeare or advancement of Shakespearean research. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Department of Theatre and Film and, in the case of a graduate student, in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in
the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Murdoch Angus NICHOLSON Memorial Bursary in Medicine - A $1,000 bursary has been
made available through an endowment established by Elizabeth Nicholson and Allan Nicholson
in memory of their father, Murdoch Angus Nicholson, for students in Medicine. Dr. Nicholson
left school at 14 to work on the family farm but his sister encouraged him to finish high school
and steered him in the direction of her vocation, teaching. After several years in that profession,
he decided to go to university and found his passion - Medicine. He loved the daily challenge of
diagnosing illnesses from often vague symptoms, of prescribing new drugs to previously
untreatable diseases, and of learning about all the new advances in his field. He particularly
enjoyed practicing in small communities as he was able to offer his patients everything from
obstetrics to pathology. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he practiced in rural
areas of Ontario before serving overseas during World War 2. During his basic training in
Vernon, he discovered Vancouver and moved there in 1946 where he practiced for almost 30
years. This bursary is proudly offered in his memory. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment
Services. (First Award Available in the 2017/2018 Winter Session)
PLANT a Seed & See What Grows Foundation Bursary in Land & Food Systems - A
$1,000 bursary is offered annually by the Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation to support
an undergraduate student pursuing a BSc in Land & Food System's Food and the Environment
program. Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation has created this award in support of their
vision to strengthen the community's capacity to create a healthier generation through
experiences that connect to the land and provide opportunities to improve our communities. The
award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2017/2018 Winter
Session)
Sam RATTAN Suicide Awareness Award - A $1,000 award is offered annually in honour of
Sam Rattan to an outstanding student in the Master of Social Work program who has a
demonstrated interest in mental health education and developing both critical and creative
responses to assist efforts to address mental health distress and suicidal ideation/suicide. Sam
Rattan was a bright 23-year-old who suffered from mental illness from his teenage years and
ultimately succumbed to his illness by suicide. During this time, Sam's family encountered a
lack of resources and education to support family members/friends in understanding mental
illness so that they could help their loved one. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate
community involvement, direct practice, and/or volunteer work with a specific focus on assisting
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patients and families to navigate the health system. The award is made on the recommendation of
the School of Social Work, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
UNITED Nations Association of Canada MPPGA Young Professional Award - An award of
$2,500 will be given to the candidate(s) nominated by the Master of Public Policy and Global
Affairs (MPPGA) program to participate in the United Nations Association of Canada
International Development and Diplomacy Internship program (IDDIP). Students will be
selected based on their academic achievements, their readiness to work abroad, and their
expertise related to roles in the IDDIP. The award will be distributed upon successful signing of
a Host Organization placement contract through the United Nations Association of Canada. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Graduate Committee of the MPPGA in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in
the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Maili WONG Award in Finance - A $2,000 award is offered annually by Maili Wong for an
outstanding undergraduate student enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce degree program in the
Sauder School of Business with specialization in Finance. This award is to recognize the
competitive nature and the caliber of students who apply to the Sauder Portfolio Management
Foundation Program but are not admitted to the program. Preference will be given to a female
student who has shown strength in the face of adversity, upholds the values of honesty and
integrity, and shows commitment to both personal and professional growth. (First Award
Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
UBC Vantage College Excellence Bursary (tuition) - Bursaries ranging in value up to the full
annual cost of the student's academic program tuition and fees are offered upon recommendation
by the International Student Initiative to continuing international undergraduate students who
were previously awarded the UBC Vantage College Excellence Award and continue to
demonstrate financial need but do not meet the Senate's criteria for a continuing award based on
academic merit. The value of each bursary will depend on the applicant's financial
circumstances. The bursary may be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate
study or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided the recipient remains an international
student on a valid Canadian study permit. Bursary recipients will have their situations reviewed
annually by their Faculty as well as Enrolment Services regarding both academic progress and
financial need.
UBC Vantage College Excellence Bursary (living costs) - Bursaries ranging in value up to the
full cost of the student's living costs are offered upon recommendation by the International
Student Initiative to continuing international undergraduate students who were previously
awarded the UBC Vantage College Excellence Award and continue to demonstrate financial
need but do not meet the Senate's criteria for a continuing award based on academic merit. The
value of each bursary will depend on the applicant's financial circumstances. The bursary may be
renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion,
whichever is less, provided the recipient remains an international student on a valid Canadian
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study permit. Bursary recipients will have their situations reviewed annually by their Faculty as
well as Enrolment Services regarding both academic progress and financial need.
Previously-Approved Awards with Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
#1678 Lorraine DOUGLASS Prize in Condominium Law - A maximum of two prizes
totalling $850 have been made available through an endowment for students who have
demonstrated academic excellence in the Peter A. Allard School of Law's Condominium
Law course (Law 442). The awards are made on the recommendation of the Peter A.
Allard School of Law.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon the donor's request, and in
compliance with the donor's original intentions to support students' academic excellence
in Condominium law, we are changing the award title and award eligibility criteria
accordingly.
International Undergraduate Students Short-Term Bursary - A limited number of
bursaries are offered to continuing international undergraduate students who demonstrate
significant and unanticipated, but short-term financial need. The value of each bursary will
depend on the applicant's financial circumstances. Financial need assessments and the
determination of a student's eligibility for the short-term bursary are undertaken by
Enrolment Services in consultation with the International Student Initiative. (First Award
Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
International Undergraduate Students Long-Term Bursary - A limited number of bursaries
ranging in value up to the full cost of the student's academic program and living costs are
offered to continuing international undergraduate students who demonstrate a significant,
unanticipated change in their financial circumstances, rendering them unable to continue
their studies at UBC. In order to be eligible for bursary consideration, students must be in
good academic standing. Preference in the selection of recipients will be given to students
who also demonstrate engagement within the UBC community. The value of each bursary
will depend on the applicant's financial circumstances. The bursary may be renewed for up to
three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion, whichever is less,
provided the recipient remains an international student on a valid Canadian study permit, shows
academic progress as determined by their Faculty, and continues to demonstrate financial
need. Bursary recipients will have their situations reviewed annually. Financial need
assessments and the determination of a student's eligibility for the long-term bursary are
undertaken by Enrolment Services in consultation with the student's Faculty and the
International Student Initiative. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: These revisions more accurately
reflect the nature of the financial need eligible students will present as well as the
approach the university will undertake to assess this financial need.  The phrase "a
limited number" has been added to each description to accurately reflect the fact that
there is a limited amount of funding available for undergraduate international student
awards and bursaries and that these students are not eligible for the guarantees Policy
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72 provides domestic students. For the long-term bursary which is renewable, greater
detail has been added to outline the conditions for renewing the bursary.
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Appendix B: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
MEDICINE
New Course:
MEDI 503 (3) Introduction to Clinical, Patient Oriented and Translational Research
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Appendix C: New Program - Specialization in Biomedical Engineering in the Bachelor of
Applied Science Degree
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCDZNCE
New program and its associated new courses
Bachelor of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering;
BMEG 101 (3) Introduction to Biomedical Engineering;
BMEG 102 (2) Biomedical Engineering Lab;
BMEG 150 (4) The Fundamental Units of Life: From Cells To Systems;
BMEG 201 (3) Technical Communication for Biomedical Engineers;
BMEG 210 (2) Thermodynamics in Biomedical Engineering;
BMEG 220 (4) Circuits and Electromagnetics with Application to Biomedical Engineering;
BMEG 230 (4) Biomechanics I;
BMEG 250 (4) Cellular Physiology and Biophysics;
BMEG 257 (4) Biomedical Engineering Design I;
BMEG310 (3) Introduction to Bioinformatics;
BMEG 320 (3) Bioengineering Feedback Systems and Controls;
BMEG 330 (3) Biomechanics II;
BMEG 350 (4) Human Structure/Function from Cells to Systems;
BMEG 357 (3) Biomedical Engineering Design II;
BMEG 370 (3) Cellular Responses to Forces and Biomaterials;
BMEG 371 (3) Transport Phenomena within Cells and Tissues;
BMEG 372 (3) Biomedical Materials and Drug Delivery;
BMEG 373 (3) Microfluidics; BMEG 390 (3) Medical Imaging;
BMEG 430 (3) Economics of Healthcare Solutions;
BMEG 450 (6) Biomedical Engineering Design Project;
BMEG 474 (3) Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

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