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 aplaceofmind Vancouver Senate
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THE  UNIVER5ITYOF BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 18 MARCH 2015
Attendance
Present: Mr C. Roach (Vice-Chair), Dr K. Ross (Secretary) Dr P. Adebar, Mr T. Ahmed, Dr R. Anstee, Dean G.
Averill, Dr K. Baimbridge, Mr G. Beales, Dean M. Bobinski, Dr A. Collier, Dean M. Coughtrie, Dr A. Dulay, Dr
D. Farrar, Dr S. Forwell, Dean B. Frank, Ms B. Gershkovitch, Dr J. Gilbert, Dear D. Gillen, Chancellor L. Gordon,
Dr F. Granot, Mr S. Gurm, Dr P. Harrison, Dean R. Helsley, Dean J. Innes, Dr A. Ivanov, Mrs C. Jaeger, Ms J.
Jagdeo, Ms N. Karimi, Dr P. Keown, Ms A. Kessler, Dr S. Knight, Dr B. Lalli, Mr C. Leonoff, Dr P. Loewen, Mr K.
Madill, Dr P. Marshall, Mr W. McNulty, Dr P. Meehan, Mr D. Munro, Dr L. Nasmith, Dr I. Parent, Dean M.
Parlange, Dean S. Peacock, Dr N. Perry, Dr G. Peterson, Dr J. Plessis, Dr A. Riseman, Dr L. Rucker, Dr C.
Ruitenberg, Dr T. Schneider, Dr R. Sparks, Dr R. Tees, Dr S. Thorne, Mr R Zhao.
Regrets: Prof. A. Gupta (President), Dr S. Avramidis, Mr A. Bailey, Ms E. Biddlecombe, Dr L. Burr, Mr Casey
Chan, Ms Collyn Chan, Ms M. Chartrand, Dr P. Choi, Prof B. Craig, Dr W. Dunford, Dr C. Godwin, Prof. B. Goold,
Mr S. Haffey, Mr H. Leong, Dr C. Marshall, Dr C. Naus, Dr C. Nislow, Dean S. Porter, Dr B. Sawatzky, Dean S.
Shuler, Dr S. Singh, Ms S. Sterling, Dean G. Stuart, Dr K. Thieme, Dr R. Topping, Ms S. Vorha, Dr L. Walker, Mr
J. Wiebe, DrR. Wilson, DrD. Witt, DeanR. Yada.
Recording Secretary: Mr C. Eaton.
Call to Order
The Vice-Chair of Senate, Mr Christopher Roach, called the seventh regular meeting of the
Vancouver Senate for the 2014/2015 academic year to order at 6:05 pm.
Senate Membership
The Registrar, Dr Kate Ross, declared the seat of Professor Isabel Grant, Faculty Representative
for the Faculty of Law, vacant due to her resignation from Senate.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Richard Tees }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 18 February
Brenda Gershkovitch 2015 be adopted as presented.
Approved
Business Arising from the Minutes
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
With consent of Senate, the Vice-Provost, Dr Angela Redish advised that as a a clerical error was
confirmed for the enrolment targets approved for the faculties of Dentistry, Medicine, and
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Pharmaceutical Sciences, and for non-degree students and residents: 24 MD/PFTD students were
not included in the total for the Faculty of Medicine (although they are also students in the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies), and 1305 residents were mistakenly included in
the undergraduate student totals for the three faculties.
By general consent, the previously approved resolution was amended to add 24 FTE to
the target for the Faculty of Medicine for MD/PHD program, to transfer all FTE totals
for residents from the undergraduate student targets for faculties of Dentistry, Medicine,
and Pharmaceutical Studies to the target for residents, and to increase the University's
total targeted enrolment by 24.
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Mr Eaton confirmed that the issue noted with the requirements for the Minor in Honours
Mathematics conflicting with the general Minor in Science requirements for the Bachelor of
Applied Science program was corrected via a category 2 curriculum change.
OTHER BUSINESS
Mr Eaton confirmed that Vice-President Miles was travelling and thus was not available for this
meeting. He agreed to confirm her availability for a future meeting of Senate.
Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to Student Representatives from 2014-2015
As Acting President, Provost David Farrar presented certificates of thanks to student members of
Senate who were completing their terms of office on 31 March 2015; it was noted that some
students had been or were standing for re-election.
The Vice-Chair reminded outgoing student senators that they were to remain on their
assigned committees until replaced.
Report from the Provost
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DAVID R CHARITON CHAIR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
David Farrar }        That Senate approve the establishment of a new
Philip Loewen Chair within the Department of Computer
Science, under the name David R Cheriton Chair
in Computer Science.
The Provost spoke to the substantial nature of the donation to UBC by UBC's alumnus and
google investor Dr Cheriton, and the opportunities this new chair would give to UBC in
Computer Science.
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Approved
INTRODUCTION OF NEW ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
The Provost introduced the new AVP Equity and Inclusion Dr Sara-Jane Finlay, outlining her
academic background and work at the University of Toronto.
Dr Finlay stated that she would appreciate to meet and get to know UBC.
Dr Farrar advised that her appointment coincides with a focus on equity and inclusion in
response to the action plan that came out of the taskforce on the president's taskforce on equity
and gender-based violence following the chants in the Sauder School of Business. The Provost
noted that that taskforce led to 14 recommendations that came to the administration, which
resulted in an action plan including recommendations around curriculum that the Provost
committed to bring forward to Senate.
Academic Policy Committee
Disestablishment of the College for Health Disciplines
Paul Harrison }        That Senate approve the disestablishment of the
Michael Coughtrie College of Health Disciplines and the transfer of
its current responsibilities to the Office of the
Provost, effective July 1, 2015.
Senator Nasmith explained that the proposal outlined both the rationale for the disestablishment
of the College and for the transfer of its current responsibilities.
Senator Baimbridge stated that the document made clear that some responsibilities would go to
the Associate-Provost Health as set out in a blueprint for UBC Health and asked what the status
was for that initiative and this appointment.
Dr Farrar advised that Dr Nasmith currently held an appointment as Associate-Provost
Health. The plan contemplates an office of a Vice-Provost Health with a number of
structures within it, including a large emphasis on education. The Provost's office has a
responsibility to support faculties and this change would allow us to better support the
initiatives currently within the College. There is also a research and a practice office
envisioned. We are presently considering continuing the current Dean of Medicine as
Vice-Provost Health as part of the Academic Health Sciences Network. The Provost
further advised that the Vice-Provost Health office would be a virtual structure to
integrate our health activities around education, research, and practice. The University
has spent the past 50 years trying to integrate its health plans. We at first contemplated
academic structural changes, but the complexity of moving things through our structures
was daunting.
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Senator Thorne was supportive of the dissolution but acknowledged the successes of the College
and the leadership of John Gilbert as its first principal and Louise Nasmith as its second.
Senator Coughtrie advised that as a member of the group who reviewed the College, he
noted the high regard the group had for the Principal and her work.
Senator Forwell noted that the idea behind the College was to pull things together, but under a
formal academic structure. The structure we are moving into is less entrenched in the academy
but more in the administration. It would be less solid as a result. She asked if this would threaten
the interdisciplinary and education mission of the College.
The Provost replied that universities change and can and do move in different directions.
Our structures provided rigidity and universities are among the oldest institutional bodies
in continuous existence on earth. Health is one of the greatest issues facing western
democracies, and our structures should not stand in the way of working in this area. The
College had tables were those discussions were rich and stimulating but it wasn't always
possible to act on those initiatives with the same authority that could be at the Academic
Vice-President's office. A new faculty was not viewed as an option as it would subsume
more than half of the University.
Dr Nasmith advised that the College did not have the ability to make good decisions and
then act on them. We have moved beyond courses and activities and into integration in
practice education.
Senator Gilbert noted that each year, the Librarian has presented to Senate a report on the
activities of the Library, and that it served a useful function for Senate to hear and understand the
issues facing the Library. He asked the Provost if on an annual basis a similar report on health
sciences at UBC could be produced for Senate.
The Provost agreed.
Senator Ruitenberg asked why a course was being deleted as part of the proposal.
Dr Nasmith advised that the ethics course was being deleted as its content was being
integrated into other programs.
Dr Marshall advised that this was in the proposal for background but not part of the
proposal.
Senator Gurm noted that he had participated in the College and found it to be beneficial, but as a
member of its Council he also realized its limitations and supported its dissolution at this time.
Approved
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Establishment of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and Disestablishment of the
Fisheries Centre
Paul Harrison }        That Senate approve and recommend to the Board
Richard Anstee of Governors the establishment of the Institute for
the Oceans and Fisheries in the Faculty
of Science effective July 1, 2015;
That the administration of the Fisheries Streams
within the Resource Management and
Environmental Studies (RMES) graduate
programs be transferred from the Fisheries
Centre to the Institute for the Oceans and
Fisheries, effective July 1, 2015; and,
That Senate approve and recommend to the Board
of Governors the disestablishment of the Fisheries
Centre in the Faculty of Science effective July 1,
2015.
Dean Peacock noted that this proposal was a broadening of the Fisheries Centre and a name
change. The Fisheries Centre has a worldwide reputation and the new Institute was designed to
broaden that reputation to beyond just fisheries. It would bring forward faculty from across UBC
who work in a variety of departments and faculties. He advised that once one substantive change
would be that the Institute's faculty would have departmental academic unit homes rather than
within the unit.
Chancellor Gordon suggested that broadening the mandate made sense, but asked if we had
considered how the Institute would compete or fit with other universities and organizations.
Dean Peacock replied that we had looked at programs around the world, and realized that
UBC was not organized properly to reflect our collective strength. He described the
University of Victoria as a competitor in a way, although noted that UBC had around 4
times the research strength within the proposed Institute. He further noted that the
University of Victoria was also a collaborator ; for instance, UBC will work with them on
Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) applications in this area. This proposal
was in part to have UBC's existing strengths better recognized.
Approved
Establishment of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Paul Harrison }        That Senate approve and recommend to the Board
Susan Forwell the establishment of the Institute for Critical
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Indigenous Studies in the Faculty of Arts; and,
That the administration of the First Nations and
Indigenous Studies and the First Nations and
Endangered languages Programs be transferred
to the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. "
Senator Harrison noted that there was been remarkable growth in the study of First Nations and
indigenous studies at UBC over the past number of years.
Dean Averill noted that in part this proposal was to give a home to the (First Nations and
Indigenous Studies (FNIS) and First Nations and Endangered languages (FNEL) programs, and
more to strengthen UBC's commitment to Indigenous Studies.
Senator Ahmed asked if there was a concern with the acronym of the unit being the same as a
Syrian terrorist organization.
Dean Averill replied that this was not a strong concern; it was not named after them nor
after the Egyptian Goddess. He suggested that in practice we would refrain from using
the name as an acronym.
Senator Forwell asked about the inclusion of "critical" in the name, specifically with regard to
critical studies.
Dean Averill advised that "critical" was chosen to differentiate the unit's focus from
those that were more celebratory and less critical in nature. The programs themselves are
not labeled as critical. We considered many alternatives and none captured the nature of
the program in the way that the word critical did, and within the academy this is a well-
understood modifier.
Senator Forwell agreed, but asked if this would be understood by outside audiences.
Dean Averill replied that given the very contested terrain in Canada, it was important that
we made clear to the academy what the nature would be of our proposed unit.
Approved
Admissions Committee
Mrs Carol Jaeger presented on behalf of the Senate Admissions Committee.
SUSPENSION OF ADMISSION: BACHELOR OF DENTAL SCIENCE IN DENTAL HYGIENE, DEGREE
Completion Option, Category 2
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Carol Jaeger }        That Senate approve suspension of admission to
Lance Rucker the Bachelor of Dental Science in Dental Hygiene
Degree Completion Option Category 2, effective
for the 2016 Winter Session and thereafter.
Senator Jaeger noted that there were many pathways for entry into the program. The concern was
for the quality of the program being offered at pathway institutions and UBC needed time to
evaluate those programs.
Approved
Admission & Curriculum Committees
The Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Dr Peter Marshall, presented.
See Appendix A: Applied Masters Programs and Courses
Dr Marshall explained that these programs followed the platform and pillar model set out the
previous month for engineering graduate professional programs.
MASTER OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHD? IN DEPENDABLE SOFTWARE
Peter Marshall }        That the new Master of Engineering leadership
Carol Jaeger (M.E.I.) in Dependable Software Systems
program and its associated new and revised
courses be approved.
Senator Kessler asked if the admission requirement for work experience requirements could not
be also met by additional coursework.
Senator Jaeger suggested that this paragraph was redundant and that there was additional
material that set out how students could potentially make up with academic and work.
By general consent, the proposal was amended to strike the conflicting section
under Admission requirements on page 121 relating to prior work experience.
In response to a question, Mrs Jaeger confirmed that the intent was to offer the programs starting
in January 2015.
Senator Ahmed asked what the actual credential name would be and how it would be
appreciated, noting that in the past we created a "MELNAME" for the Master of Engineering
Leadership in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, but that these degrees would be
simply Masters' of Engineering Leadership (MEL).
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Mr Eaton replied that their intent would be to call the credential the MEL with various
specializations indicated by their names or further initials.
Senator Forwell asked what the relationship would be with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies for these students.
Senator Jaeger replied that the programs would be administered and awarded through the
Faculty of Applied Science directly, in a similar way to how the Master of Engineering
was administered.
Approved as
amended
MASTER OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHD? IN GREEN BIOPRODUCTS
Peter Marshall }        That the new Master of Engineering Leadership
Carol Jaeger (M.E.L.) in Green BioProducts program and its
associated new course code and new courses
By general consent, the proposal was amended to strike the conflicting section
under Admission requirements relating to prior work experience.
Approved as
amended
MASTER OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHD? IN INTEGRATED WATER MANAGEMENT
Peter Marshall }        That the new Master of Engineering leadership
Carol Jaeger (M.E.I.) in Integrated Water Management
program and its associated new course code and
new courses be approved.
By general consent, the proposal was amended to strike the conflicting section
under Admission requirements relating to prior work experience.
Approved as
amended
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MASTER OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHD? IN URBAN SYSTEMS
Peter Marshall }        That the new Master of Engineering leadership
Carol Jaeger (M.E.I.) in Urban Systems program and its
associated new course code and new courses be
approved.
By general consent, the proposal was amended to strike the conflicting section
under Admission requirements relating to prior work experience.
Approved as
amended
MASTER OF HEALTH LEADERSHD? AND POLICY IN SENIORS CARE
Peter Marshall }        That the new Master of Health leadership and
Carol Jaeger Policy (M.H.I.P.) in Seniors Care program and
its associated new courses be approved.
Senator Harrison noted that this was yet another new credential and asked if further
specializations under that credential could be developed.
With consent of Senate, Dr Elizabeth Croft, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Applied
Science replied, stating that the Faculty would be open to that if Nursing was to propose
further programs under the M.H.L.P. credential.
Aooroved
Curriculum Committee
Dr Peter Marshall presented.
MARCH CURRICULUM REPORT
See Appendix B: Curriculum Report
Peter Marshall }        That the new courses and new course code
Robert Sparks brought forward by the faculties of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies (Arts), land and Food
Systems, and Medicine be approved.
Dr Marshall explained that the IHHS courses presently in the College of Health Disciplines were
being moved to the faculties where their instructors had their primary appointments, to enable
the decision approved earlier in this meeting to disband the college.
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Approved
Student Awards Committee
The Committee Chair, Mr Graham Beales, presented.
FEBRUARY AWARDS REPORT
See Appendix C: Awards Report
Graham Beales } That Senate accept the awards as listed and forward
Richard Anstee them to the Board of Governors for approval; and
that letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Mr Beales noted that we had 8 new awards and 36 revisions.
Senator Ahmed asked if the UBC Law Student Emergency Award (award #8539), which was
proposed to be broadened to include graduate students, had ever been exhausted.
The Dean of Law replied that she was unsure, but the change was proposed to better
implement the original intent of the donor.
Approved
Other Business
Senator Knight gave notice of a motion to censure the Athletics Management Committee.
The Vice-Chair asked that Senator Knight present a written copy of his motion to the
Secretary.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:17 pm.
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Appendix A: Applied Programs and Courses
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
New Programs:
Master of Engineering Leadership in Dependable Software Systems
Master of Engineering Leadership in Green BioProducts
Master of Engineering Leadership in Integrated Water Management
Master of Engineering Leadership in Urban Systems
Master of Health Leadership and Policy in Seniors Care
New Subject Codes:
GBPR (Green BioProducts)
rWME (Integrated Water Management Engineering)
URSY (Urban Systems)
New and Revised Courses:
EECE 513 (3) Error Resilient Computing Systems
EECE 514 (3) Software Verification and Testing
GBPR 500 (6) Building Blocks of Forest Biomass
GBPR 501 (3) Biomass Fractionation Chemistry
GBPR 502 (3) Sustainable BioMaterial from Forest Biomass
GBPR 503 (3) Bioenergy and Biorefinery
rWME 501 (3) Environmental Fluid Mechanics
IWME 502 (3) Engineering Hydrology
rWME 503 (3) Chemical and Biological Industrial Water Treatment Design
rWME 504 (3) Water and Wastewater Management Strategies
rWME 505 (3) Water Resources Systems Planning and Management
URSY 510 (3) Urban Systems and Society
URSY 520 (3) Urban Systems Planning
URSY 530 (3) Urban Systems Engineering
URSY 540 (3) Urban Systems Project Delivery and Economics
URSY 550 (3) Infrastructure Asset Management
NURS 542 (3) Social Epidemiology: Special Populations;
NURS 576 (3) Topics in Social and Environmental Planning to Foster Health of Populations
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Appendix B: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
New courses and new course code
ARTS
LAIS (Library, Archival and Information Studies) Course Code
LAIS 605 (3) Seminar in Advanced Research Methods
LAIS 607 (3) Doctoral Proseminar
LAIS 608 (3) Academic and Research Practices in Library, Archival and Information Studies
LAIS 609 (3-6) d Advanced Seminar in Library, Archival and Information Studies Topics;
LIBR 506 (3) Human-Information Interaction
LIBR 507 (3) Methods of Research and Evaluation in Information Organizations
LIBR 508 (3) Information Practices in Contemporary Society
LIBR 541 (3) New Media for Children and Young Adults
FACULTY OF LAND AND FOOD SYSTEMS
New course
LFS 340 (3) First Nations Health and the Traditional Role of Plants
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
New courses
SPPH 200 (3) Understanding the Sociocultural Determinants of the Health of Populations
SPPH 300 (3) Working in International Health
SPPH 302 (3) Topics in Health Informatics for Health/Life Sciences Students
SPPH 404 (3) First Nations Health: Historical and Contemporary Issues
SPPH 406 (3) Aging from an Interdisciplinary Perspective
SPPH 408 (6) Topics in Aboriginal Health: Community-based Learning
Experience
SPPH 409 (3) International Indigenous Experiences of Colonization
SPPH 410 (3) Improving Public Health: An Interprofessional Approach to Designing and
Implementing Effective Interventions
SPPH 411 (3) Violence Across the Lifespan
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Appendix C: Awards Report
New Awards:
Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) International Student Merit Scholarship
- Scholarships valued up to $15,000 each are offered to continuing international students
in the Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) program at the Vancouver School of
Economics. Students selected for these scholarships must have completed at least 27
credits towards their BIE degree. Students must demonstrate strong academic achievement,
engagement in the program, and the potential to make a scholarly contribution within the BIE
program. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the Vancouver School of
Economics. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) International Student Major Entrance
Scholarship - Scholarships valued up to $15,000 each are available to outstanding
international students entering the Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) program at
the Vancouver School of Economics. The awards are based primarily on the students'
scholarly achievement, with preference given to students who demonstrate strong
leadership abilities and community involvement. Subject to continued scholarship
standing, the scholarships will be renewed for a further three years of study or until the
BIE degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). Awards are made on the
recommendation of the Vancouver School of Economics. (First Award Available in the
2015/2016 Winter Session)
Joan Joyce CARTER Memorial Scholarship - Scholarships totalling $4,800 have been
made available through an endowment established by the Estate of Joan Joyce Carter.
Ms. Carter passed away in 2013. The scholarships are offered to deserving students in the
Peter A. Allard School of Law. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Peter
A. Allard School of Law, and in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016
Winter Session)
Jack T. EDWARDS Memorial Award in Law - A $1,000 award has been made
available through an endowment established by the Edwards Family in memory of Jack
T. Edwards for a student in the JD program who has demonstrated dedication to a clinical
legal program at UBC Law. After serving as a fighter pilot in the RCAF reserve, Jack
Edwards went on to a successful career as a lawyer in Vancouver before being appointed
a Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Jack was dedicated to serving
clients, as well as his profession, with integrity. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. (First Award Available in the
2015/2016 Winter Session)
Hamish KIMMINS Scholarship in Forest Ecosystem Studies - Scholarships totalling
$1,500 have been made available through an endowment established by friends and
colleagues of Dr. Hamish Kimmins in recognition of his dedication and commitment to
forestry education and research. In keeping with his area of expertise and his commitment
to graduate student mentorship, this scholarship is given to students in the Faculty of
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Forestry focusing their studies at the ecosystem level, with preference given to students
engaged in ecosystem-level modeling. The awards are made on the recommendation of
the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Lawrence LEWIN Bursary in Law - A $1,000 bursary is offered annually to a UBC
Peter A. Allard School of Law student entering the first year of either the JD program or
a graduate degree program. Preference will be given to students from the East, West or
Central Kootenay regions ofBC. Mr. Lawrence J. Lewin is a UBC Faculty of Law
graduate who resides in Creston (LLB 1959). The award is adjudicated by Enrolment
Services. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Alan STEEVES Memorial Award in Mechanical Engineering - A $1,200 award has
been made available through an endowment established by friends, colleagues and family
to honour the memory of Alan Steeves, who was first a student, and subsequently a longserving
and highly respected IT staff member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Alan was a
First Nations artist and a conservationist whose impact was felt beyond UBC. The award will be
given to an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering who exhibits creativity and is
involved in student teams. Preference will be given to students who self-identify as Aboriginal.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. (First
Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Gitanjali STEVENS Prize in International Relations - A $1,000 prize is offered
annually by the Goel Family Charitable Foundation to an undergraduate student studying
International Relations with a focus on India. The award is made on the recommendation
of the Chair of the International Relations program. (First Award Available in the
2014/2015 Winter Session)
Previously Approved Awards with Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
#451 Universal Buddhist Temple Scholarship - A $1,500 scholarship is offered
annually by the Universal Buddhist Temple to outstanding graduate students in Buddhist
studies. No recipient shall receive this scholarship for more than two years. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Department of Asian Studies in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Why and how amended: As requested by the donor through the Annual Student Award
Confirmation Form, the number of scholarships available has been reduced.
#1190 Italian Government Book Prize - A book prize is offered annually by the
Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver to an undergraduate student in Italian of a level
above beginners (200 or higher), on the recommendation of the Head of the Department
of French, Hispanic & Italian studies.
Why and how amended: As requested by the donor through the Annual Student Award
Confirmation Form, the name of the organization that is offering the award has been
edited.
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#1286 Normand M. Bouchard Memorial Bursary - Bursaries totalling $4,000 have
been made available through an endowment established by Mr. William and Mrs. Miyo
Thornton-Trump in memory of their son, Norman Bouchard (1969-1995). Norman Bouchard
was a long-time UBC Film Society Executive who graduated from UBC in 1995. The theatre at
the UBC Student Union Building is named after Norman Bouchard. The bursaries are for
students in any year or faculty. The adjudication is made by Enrolment Services.
Why and how amended: As per the donor's request, the award has changed from
annually funded to endowed, and the number of bursaries available has increased.
#1436 Crowe MacKay LLP Scholarship in Accounting - Two $3,500 scholarships are
offered annually by Crowe MacKay LLP, and the Chartered Accountants Education
Foundation, to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Accounting option of the
Bachelor of Commerce program at the Sauder School of Business. This award was
established to mark the 40th anniversary of Crowe MacKay LLP (formerly MacKay
LLP) and honour the legacy created by the founding partner, Iain MacKay and the other
leading partners of Crowe MacKay LLP. This award is made on the recommendation of
the Sauder School of Business to a student in good academic standing who has expressed
an intention to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant program immediately
following graduation.
Why and how amended: As requested by the donor through the Annual Student Award
Confirmation Form, the award description has been modified to include the updated
name of the professional program.
#2005 Jean Barman Prize in Aboriginal Education - Prizes totalling $1,000 are
offered annually to students of Aboriginal ancestry pursuing graduate or teacher
education degrees based on a project related to Aboriginal people. The award is named in
honour of Dr. Jean Barman, an outstanding professor who taught and works in this area.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education in consultation
with the Associate Dean of Indigenous Education and the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies.
Why and how amended: As requested by the Faculty, the line regarding the
recommendation process has been edited.
#2009 Lotus Light Charity Society Mu-Shu Lee Memorial Award in Education -
Two awards of $500 each are offered annually by the Family of Mu-Shu Lee to
outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in Special Education in the Faculty of
Education who demonstrate strong academic achievement and involvement in the
community. Candidates must be a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant (permanent
resident) or have protected person status. Recommendations are made by the Faculty of
Education and, in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Why and how amended: As requested by the donor, the number of awards available has
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increased, the award eligibility has changed to include undergraduate students, and the
award criteria have broadened with the "involvement in the community" component.
#2933 Ronald Jobe Children's Literature Scholarship - Scholarships totalling $2,200,
with no one student receiving more than $1,000, have been made available through an
endowment established in honour of Dr. Ronald Jobe, a Professor in the Department of
Language and Literacy Education since 1978. He has created a stimulating atmosphere
for scholarship in children's literature at the university through his dynamic teaching style
and involved supervision of graduate theses, as well as his advocacy for the subject both
nationally and internationally. The award is made to students in the Master of Arts
Program in Children's Literature on the recommendation of the School of Library,
Archival and Information Studies, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies.
Why and how amended: As requested by the donor, the line that clarifies that no one
student shall receive more than $1,000 has been added.
#3734 Pharmasave Drugs (Pacific) Ltd Scholarship in Pharmacy - A $1,000
scholarship, gift of Pharmasave Drugs Pacific Ltd., is offered annually to a student
proceeding to the fourth year in the Faculty who has obtained the highest standing in the
required Therapeutics courses of the second and third year.
Why and how amended: As requested by the donor through the Annual Student Award
Confirmation Form, the required courses considered for the evaluation of the students'
academic standing have changed.
#3761 Pharmasave Drugs (Pacific) Ltd Leadership Award - A $1,500 award is
offered annually by Pharmasave Drugs Pacific Ltd. for a student in the third or fourth
year of a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences program who demonstrates leadership
skills and has an interest in community practice. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Why and how amended: As requested by the donor through the Annual Student Award
Confirmation Form, the word "leadership " has been added to the award title.
#4529 Lotus Light Charity Society Mu-Shu Lee Memorial Award in Social Work -
Two awards of $500 each are offered annually by the Family of Mu-Shu Lee to
undergraduate or graduate students in social work who demonstrate strong academic
achievement and involvement in the community. Preference is given to students with
Aboriginal heritage who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have protected
person status. Recommendation is made by the School of Social Work and, in the case of
graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Why and how amended: As requested by the donor, the number of awards available has
increased and the award criteria have broadened with the "involvement in the
community " component.
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#4663 Aboriginal Transfer Scholarship - Entrance scholarships valued at $2,500 each
are available to eligible Canadian Aboriginal students transferring from Langara College
into the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Commerce programs at
UBC. This scholarship supports Aboriginal students who meet the University's admission
requirements under the UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program. Eligible students
must have attained an average at the point of admission to UBC of B+ or higher (3.33 or
greater on the Langara grade scale) and register in a minimum of 24 credits during the
upcoming Winter Session at UBC.
Why and how amended: As requested by Enrolment Services, the award title was
revised to better distinguish this award from #4664 (for continuing students); the list of
eligible programs has been updated to include new programs; some text has been edited
to improve clarity of description.
#4664 Aboriginal Transfer Award - Awards ranging in value from $1,500 to $2,500 are
available to continuing eligible Canadian Aboriginal students who were admitted to the
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Commerce programs at UBC under
the UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program and who have demonstrated academic
achievement and community engagement. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment
Services in consultation with the Faculties and the First Nations House of Learning.
Why and how amended: As requested by Enrolment Services, the list of eligible
programs has been updated to include new programs; some text has been edited to
improve clarity of description; the adjudicating body has been changed to include
Enrolment Services.
#4678 Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) International Entrance
Scholarship - Scholarships valued up to $15,000 each are available to outstanding
International students entering the Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) program at
the Vancouver School of Economics. The awards are based primarily on the students'
scholarly achievement, with preference given to students who demonstrate strong
leadership abilities and community involvement. Awards are made on the
recommendation of the Vancouver School of Economics.
Why and how amended: As requested by the International Student Initiative, the award
value has changed and the student eligibility has broadened.
#5368 MineSight Award in Mining Engineering - Awards totalling $5,000 are offered
by MineSight to undergraduate students enrolled in Mining Engineering. Preference will
be given to students who have expressed interest in computer technology related to the
mining industry. To be considered, candidates must show high academic achievement.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining
Engineering.
Why and how amended: As requested by the donor, the donor's corporate name has
been updated in both the award title and calendar description.
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#5900 Dale Robert Pedersen Prize in Criminal Law - A $1,000 prize is offered by
Dale R. Pedersen (LLB '94) to a first year Law student who achieves the highest standing
in Criminal Law. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard
School of Law.
Why and how amended: Following the Faculty's note that Criminal law is actually a
first year course, award eligibility has changed to first year law student.
#6472 Lawrence R. Munroe Scholarship in Community & Regional Planning - A
$3,150 scholarship has been made available through an endowment established by Diana
L. Belhouse (BA 1947, LLB 1973), to honour the memory of her husband, Lawrence R.
Munroe, P.Eng. (BASc, Civil Engineering 1946). The award is available to outstanding
students in the School of Community and Regional Planning who are Canadian citizens
and who majored in or received an undergraduate degree in geography or civil
engineering from the University of British Columbia or the University of Victoria.
Lawrence began his successful career in 1946 with the Vancouver Town Planning
Commission until the creation of City of Vancouver Planning Department where he held
the position of Associate Director of Planning, until his passing at 47 years of age in
1970. In honour of Lawrence's influence on the beautification of the City of Vancouver
and lifetime work, preference will be given to students who have demonstrated an interest
in urban design which focuses on the creation and retention of green space and enhances
the beauty of cities or urban areas. The award is made on the recommendation of the
School of Community and Regional Planning, in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Why and how amended: As per the donor's request, the number of awards available has
changed, SFU has been removed from the eligible undergraduate degree institutions, and
financial need consideration has also been removed.
#8197 Fine Arts Dental Laboratories Ltd and Leixir Lab Group Bursary - Two
bursaries in the amount of $1,500 each are offered by Fine Arts Dental Laboratories and
Leixir Lab Group to two students in any of the first three years of Dentistry who require
financial assistance to pursue their studies.
Why and how amended: As requested by the donor through the Annual Student Award
Confirmation Form, and as a result of the recent acquisition of the Fine Arts Dental
laboratories ltd by the leixir lab Group of Canada, the name of the latter company has
been added to the title of the award and in the award description.
#8342 Gurminder Singh Tatra Bursary - A $1,000 bursary is offered annually by Dr.
Gurminder S. Tatra to an undergraduate student in the first year of the D.M.D. program.
Dr. Tatra was a Dental Officer in the Canadian Forces who completed his dental school
education at UBC under the "Dental Officer Training Program". The bursary was created
to help support dental students who are in financial need. The adjudication is made by
Enrolment Services.
Why and how amended: As requested by the donor through the Annual Student Award
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Confirmation Form, the number of bursaries available has reduced from four to one and
the eligibility has been limited to students in the first year of the D.M.D. program.
#8539 UBC Law Student Emergency Award - The UBC Law Student Emergency
Award has been established to assist law students in any year of study who are faced with
an unexpected financial challenge of a serious nature which impacts their well-being
and/or their ability to continue in the program. The student must demonstrate that all
other possible sources of support have been explored before an application is considered.
All requests are determined on a case-by-case basis. Awards are adjudicated by
Enrolment Services.
Why and how amended: As requested by the Faculty, student eligibility has been
broadened to allow graduate students to be considered for the emergency funding as
well.
Previously-Approved Awards with Changes in Method of Payment:
Why and how amended: Effective for the 2015 Summer Session, the method of
administering payment for the following graduate awards will change from Payroll to the
SISC. The award terms and funding source are unchanged. large awards (>$ 15,000 per
year) used to be administered through Payroll because the SISC was not capable of
direct deposit to the recipient's bank account. Effective January 2015, SISC became
capable of direct deposit. Changing the method of administering payment will better
align with how other funding administered by G+PS is distributed.
Alzheimer Society of Canada Graduate Award
The Alzheimer Society of Canada offers funding to support graduate students
undertaking research in the area of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Recipients
are selected by the funding agency.
Child and Family Research Institute Graduate Award
The Child and Family Research Institute offers funding to support graduate students
undertaking research into children's and women's health concerns. Recipients are
selected by the funding agency.
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Graduate Award
The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers funding to support graduate students
undertaking research into cystic fibrosis. Recipients are selected by the funding agency.
Canadian Diabetes Association Graduate Award
The Canadian Diabetes Association offers funding to support graduate students
undertaking research into diabetes. Recipients are selected by the funding agency.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canada Graduate Scholarship
Master's Award
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) offers funding to support Master's
students undertaking health research. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
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Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Award
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) offers funding to support doctoral
students undertaking health research. Recipients are selected by the funding agency.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Vanier Scholarship
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) offers funding to support doctoral
students undertaking research into health research. Recipients are selected by the funding
agency.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Strategic Training Program Award
Various Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded Strategic Training
Programs offer funding to support graduate students undertaking health research.
Recipients are selected by the individual training programs.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Graduate Award
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada offers funding to support graduate students
undertaking heart and stroke research. Recipients are selected by the funding agency.
Kidney Foundation of Canada Graduate Award
The Kidney Foundation of Canada offers funding to support graduate students
undertaking research into kidney disease. Recipients are selected by the funding agency.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Graduate Award
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The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada offers funding to support graduate students
undertaking research into multiple sclerosis. Recipients are selected by the funding
agency.
NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's Award
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) offers funding to
support Master's students undertaking research in natural sciences and engineering. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies.
NSERC Doctoral Award
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) offers funding to
support doctoral students undertaking research in natural sciences and engineering.
Recipients are selected by the funding agency.
NSERC Vanier Scholarship
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) offers funding to
support doctoral students undertaking research in natural sciences and engineering.
Recipients are selected by the funding agency.
SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's Award
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The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) offers funding to
support Master's students undertaking research in social sciences and humanities. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies.
SSHRC Doctoral Award
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) offers funding to
support doctoral students undertaking research in social sciences and humanities.
Recipients are selected by the funding agency.
SSHRC Vanier Scholarship
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) offers funding to
support doctoral students undertaking research in social sciences and humanities.
Recipients are selected by the funding agency.

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