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 THE UNIVERSITY  OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BCV6T1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2002
Attendance
Present: President M. C. Piper (Chair), Chancellor A. McEachern, Vice President B. C. McBride,
Dr. P. Adebar, Mr. R. Affleck, Mr. O. Alasaly, Ms. C. Bekkers, Dr. B. Bemmels, Dean J. Blom,
Ms. C. Boyle, Dr. J. Brander, Dr. L. Brinton, Mr. P. T. Burns, Dr. M. A. Cameron, Dr. J. Carolan,
Dr. D. Cherchas, Dr. B.Crawford, Dr. D. Fielding, Ms. M. Friesen, Dean N. Gallini, Dr. J. H. V.
Gilbert, Dr. D. Granot, Mr. E. Greathed, Dr. L. Gunderson, Ms. M. Hassen, Dr. J. Hepburn, Dr.
R. Irwin, Dr. J. Johnson, Mr. D. Jones, Mr. P. Kahlon, Dr. S. B. Knight, Dr. B. S. Lalli, Ms. J.
Lau, Dr. V. LeMay, Ms. C. Lenis, Mr. M. Litchfield, Mr. R. W. Lowe, Ms. Yvette Lu, Dr. M.
MacEntee, Dr. K. MacQueen, Dr. P. L. Marshall, Mr. W. B. McNulty, Dr. D. Paterson, Dr. P.
Potter, Dean M. Quayle, Ms. C. Quinlan, Dr. B. Rodrigues, Mr. J. Rogers, Dr. A. Rose, Dr. H. J.
Rosengarten, Dean J. N. Sadder, Mr. B. J. Silzer, Mr. B. Simpson, Dean R. Sindelar, Dr. C. E.
Slonecker, Mr. C. Ste-Croix, Dr. R. C. Tees, Dr. J. R. Thompson, Dean R. Tierney, Mr. D.
Tompkins, Ms. G. Tsai, Dr. H. J. van Vuuren, Mr. D. Verma, Dr. M. Vessey, Dr. R. Wilson, Dr.
R. A. Yaworsky, Ms. S. Yim, Mr. M. Yung, Mr. C. Zappavigna.
By invitation: Dr. M. Goldberg.
Regrets: Mr. P. T. Brady, Dean J. A. Cairns, Mr. A. Campbell, Dean F. Granot, Rev. T. J.
Hanrahan, Dr. P. G. Harrison, Dr. R. Harrison, Mr. R. Hira, Ms. J. Hutton, Dean M. Isaacson,
Dean M. Klawe, Mr. G. Lloyd, Mr. T. P. T. Lo, Dean D. Muzyka, Dr. V. Raoul, Dr. C. Shields,
Ms. L. Sparrow, Dr. B. Stelck, Dr. S. Thorne, Dr. R. Windsor-Liscombe, Dean E. H. K. Yen
Senate Membership
The President welcomed new and returning members to the first meeting of the
2002/2003 academic year, and introduced:
• Mr. Allan McEachern, Chancellor,
• Dean Nancy Gallini, Faculty of Arts, and
• Dean Robert Sindelar, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
All members present introduced themselves.
Vol. 2002/03 12964
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Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Tees l        That the Minutes of the Meeting of May 15,
Dr. Rosengarten J       2002 be approved as circulated.
Carried.
Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP CONFERENCE
President Piper reported that over 800 people had attended the Global Citizenship
Conference, which was held on the UBC campus on September 4 and 5. Of particular
interest was the dialog stimulated in small "breakout" groups. The conference topic was
the role of the University in fostering global citizenship and educating future world
citizens. Faculties, departments and the President's Office were next charged with
important action items raised during the discussion. The President thanked everyone
involved in organizing the conference, particularly Vice President Barry C. McBride,
Associate Vice President Michael Goldberg, and Associate Vice President Neil Guppy.
ROYAL VISIT
The President announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Phillip,
Duke of Edinburgh were to visit the UBC campus on October 7, as part of Golden Jubilee
celebrations. Details about the itinerary for this important visit were to follow after the
protocol for the visit had been finalized.
From the Board of Governors
The following recommendations from Senate were approved, subject, where
applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be implemented without formal
reference to the President; and that the Deans and Heads concerned with new
programs be asked to indicate the space requirements, if any, of such new programs.
The following were approved as required under the University Act, Sections 37 (i)(l)(o)
and 38.
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i.      The establishment of the Cordula and Gunther Paetzold Fellowship
ii.      Curriculum proposals from the faculties of Agricultural Sciences, Arts, Graduate
Studies and Science
iii.      The establishment of the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness in the
Faculty of Education
iv.      Changes in terms for the Global Citizen of Tomorrow Award and the International
Leader of Tomorrow Award
v.      Curriculum proposals from the Faculties of Agricultural Sciences, Commerce &
Business Administration, Graduate Studies (including a combined degree with
Law) and the College of Health Disciplines
vi.      The establishment of the BC Leadership Chair for Spinal Cord Research; the
Cordula and Gunther Paetzold Chair in Spinal Cord Clinical Research; and the
Chair in Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Research for the International Collaboration
on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)
vii.      Name change from the Department of Germanic Studies to the Department of
Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies
Library Committee
Dr. Rosengarten, as Chair of the Committee for the 1999 - 2002 triennial Senate term,
presented the following report for information.
REPORT TO SENATE FOR 2001-02
The Chapman Learning Commons
Since the committee's report to the Senate in May 2001, the Library has made progress on
several fronts. Most visibly, the Chapman Learning Commons was opened, to much acclaim,
in February 2002. The Commons is a well-appointed reading room that returns the Library's
main concourse to its original function, though with significant technological enhancements.
The Committee was given a tour of the Commons, and members expressed both pleasure and
envy.
Funding for University Learning Centre
Despite the opening of the Learning Commons, good quality space remains a problem, and the
Library continues to struggle with many of the physical shortcomings we have identified in the
past. However, consolation may be drawn from the knowledge that, with Senate's support
and encouragement as expressed through a motion two years ago, the University has
committed itself to the rebuilding and conversion of Main Library into a new facility to be
known as the University Learning Centre. The project received Board 1 approval in May 2001
and has been included in the University's "Funding the Vision" document. The University has
set aside twenty million dollars from its pool of matching funds, and fundraising to secure the
remaining forty million dollars is well under way
Acquisitions
In the course of the year the Committee wrestled with the issue of the allocation of resources.
Because the Faculty of Arts depends so heavily upon the Library, it is some-
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times assumed that it takes the lion's share of acquisitions. However, a breakdown of the
acquisitions budget of approximately $12.9 million indicates that in 2001-02, 33% was spent
on materials intended for the Arts, 55% for materials purchased for the Sciences and
Medicine, and 12% for Commerce, Education, and Law. The spending proportions given here
were largely determined by the costs for materials in different subject areas; so for example,
subscriptions to periodicals ranged from an average of $95 in Fine Arts to $2,380 for
Chemistry and Physics. Overall, the Library spent $9.4 million on print materials, $3.5 million
on electronic materials.
Regardless of the differences among disciplines and media, the fact remains that a library's
strength and value lie in its collections, and we must make every effort to build up and
maintain all areas of our permanent collections if we are to lay claim to the title of "major
research university."
Serial Subscriptions
Thanks to several factors — a net increase of $375,000 to the Library's budget, deep discounts
on subscriptions as a result of affiliation to the Canadian National Site Licensing Project
(CNSLP), and smaller increases to serial subscriptions in general — there was no cut to serial
subscriptions for the second year in a row. We benefited greatly from our membership in the
CNSLP consortium, which brought us access to over 700 full-text electronic journals. The
Committee was pleased to meet the Executive Director of the CNSLP, Ms. Deb de Bruijn, who
outlined the benefits of this kind of collaboration, notably the reduction of the costs of access
to electronic journals that is made possible by the size and buying power of the consortium.
The downside here is that the term of our access to the CNSLP program ends in 2003 and we
shall have to look hard to find the resources needed to renew our subscriptions.
Learning, Research, and "Indirect Costs"
The growing emphasis on research has increased the demands made upon the Library, and all
branches have reported increased use by undergraduates as a result of the adoption of
problem-based learning across the campus in Medicine, Commerce, and the Applied Sciences.
This is especially noticeable in the four Life Sciences Libraries that serve the research and
learning needs of the health sciences programs at UBC; from Margaret Price, Head of this
group, the Committee learnt that these libraries are already feeling a significant impact from
the expanding medical program and the concomitant rise in the number of off-campus users.
In a related concern, the University Librarian has on several occasions drawn Senate's
attention to the need for additional resources to be directed to the Library as the numbers of
research Chairs and Institutes begin to grow. The Committee met with Associate Vice
President Research Don Brooks to discuss how the Library might access the new funds known
as "indirect costs" (the funds allocated by the federal government to complement direct
research funding by the granting agencies), and the Librarian submitted a request to the Vice
President Academic for a share of the "indirect costs" received by UBC. Members of Senate
will be pleased to learn that from this source of funds the Library has been allocated
$650,000, over 90% of which will be earmarked for the acquisitions budget for 2002-03. A
further $70,000 from indirect costs will be directed to the Library from the teaching hospitals
that depend upon the Life Sciences Libraries. The University has also allocated
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$500,000 to the Library from the new funds derived from the recent increase in tuition fees;
$400,000 of this sum will be used for collections, the rest for Library services and operating
expenses. These additions to the Library's budget will help it to maintain its standing as one of
the premier research libraries in the country.
Finally, the Committee wishes to express its thanks to the Librarian, Catherine Quinlan, and
her staff for all their help in arranging speakers and providing materials for meetings during
the past three years.
Respectfully submitted,
H. Rosengarten (Chair)
C. Bekkers
J. Blom
A. Hannam
K. Haycock
R. Hira
D. Kitts
M. Klawe
V. LeMay
R. Morasiewicz
F. Navin
G. Podersky-Cannon
C. Quinlan
D. Sjerve
G. Tsai
Nominating Committee
Dr. Gilbert presented the reports, as Chair of the Committee.
TEACHING AND LEARNING COMMITTEE OF SENATE
At the May 2002 meeting of Senate, the Nominating Committee proposed terms of reference
for a new standing committee of Senate to be entitled the " Teaching and Learning
Committee." After some discussion, Senate referred the proposed terms of reference back to
the Nominating Committee for revision.
The Nominating Committee suggests that members first be assigned to the proposed new
Committee, who will then discuss and draft appropriate terms of reference. Following
approval by the Nominating Committee, the terms of reference will be brought back to Senate
for final approval such that the Committee may begin its important work.
Proposed membership for the Teaching and Learning Committee is:
Mr. Patrick Brady
Dr. Laurel Brinton
Dean John Cairns
Dean Nancy Gallini
Dr. Lee Gunderson
Dr. Paul G. Harrison
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Ms. Jane Hutton
Dr. Joy Johnson
Three student members, to be assigned by the Senate Student Caucus
Associate Vice President, Academic Programs (ex officio)
Dr. Gilbert l        That Senate:
Dr. Tees J 1.  approve the establishment of a standing
Committee on Teaching and Learning;
2. approve the membership of this new
Committee as proposed by the
Nominating Committee; and
3. direct the newly constituted Teaching
and Learning Committee to propose
terms of reference for the Committee
and forward those terms of reference to
the Nominating Committee by
November 1, 2002.
Carried.
VICE CHAIR OF SENATE
According to the University Act, Section 37 (1), the Senate must elect "a vice chair at least
annually, who is to chair meetings in the absence of the president[.]"
The Nominating Committee nominates Charles Slonecker for the position of vice chair of
Senate for the term from September 18, 2002 until the first meeting of the Senate held in
September 2003.
Dr. Slonecker agreed to accept the position, if elected.
Dr. Gilbert l        That Senate appoint Dr. Charles E. Slonecker
Dr. Tees i        to the position of Vice Chair of Senate,
effective from September 18, 2002 until the
first meeting of Senate in September 2003.
	
Carried.
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SENATE COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
Please see 'Appendix A: Senate Committee Assignments.'
Dr. Gilbert thanked Ms. Lisa Collins, Manager, Senate and Curriculum Services, for her
assistance with the task of staffing the Committees of Senate. Most members of Senate
had been nominated to serve on one or two Committees.
Vacancies remained for one representative to each of the four affiliated theological
colleges. Dr. Gilbert stated that the Nominating Committee would welcome nominations
for these positions.
Dr. Gilbert l        That Senate accept the recommendations of the
Dr. Rosengarten J       Nominating Committee with respect to Senate
Committee membership.
Carried.
Student Awards Committee
Please see 'Appendix B: New Awards.'
Dr. Thompson presented the new awards for approval.
Dr. Thompson i        That the awards listed be accepted, that they
Dean Blom J        ^e forwarded to the Board of Governors for
approval, and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Carried.
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Tributes Committee
HONORARY DEGREE FOR IRVING K. BARBER
In the interim between the September and November 2002 meetings of Senate (the
October meeting was cancelled), the Tributes Committee identified an urgent need to seek
approval to confer an honorary degree on Mr. Irving K. Barber at the November 2002
Congregation. An electronic vote was conducted by the Secretary of Senate, and the
Senate unanimously voted to confer the honorary degree.
EMERITUS STATUS
See 'Appendix C: Emeritus Status.'
Dr. Slonecker presented the list of retiring faculty for approval of emeritus status. He
reminded members of Senate that, to qualify for emeritus status, the person's age at
retirement plus his/her years of service must equal or exceed a total of 70.
Dr. Slonecker l        That Senate accept the recommendations of the
Vice President McBride    J        Tributes Committee with respect to emeritus
status.
Carried.
Reports from the Vice President, Academic & Provost
CENTRE FOR APPLIED ETHICS
Vice President McBride    l        That Senate approve the change in name from
Dr. Tees J        the Centre for Applied Ethics to the W.
Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics.
Carried.
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CORD (COLLABORATION ON REPAIR DISCOVERIES)
Dr. McBride
Mr. Simpson
That Senate approve the change in name from
CORD (Collaboration on Repair Discoveries)
to ICORD (International Collaboration on
Repair Discoveries), effective May 1, 2002.
Carried.
DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY
Vice President McBride
Dr. Slonecker
That Senate approve the change in name from
the Department of Anatomy to the
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology,
effective January 1, 2003.
Dr. Hepburn reported that this proposed name change had caused some discomfort
within the Faculty of Science because future reorganization might result in a department
within the Faculty of Science with the proposed name of the "Department of Cell
Biology." Vice President McBride agreed that a department so named within the Faculty
of Science would definitely cause confusion.
1
The motion was
put and carried.
DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
Vice President McBride    l
Mr. Simpson J
That Senate approve the change in name from
the Department of Ophthalmology to the
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual
Sciences, effective July 1, 2002.
Carried.
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LIU CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF GLOBAL ISSUES AND THE INSTITUTE OF
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Vice President McBride    l        That Senate approve the following changes in
Dr. Slonecker i       name:
1. from the Liu Centre for the Study of
Global Issues to the Liu Institute for
Global Issues; and
2. from the Institute of International
Relations to the Centre of International
Relations.
Vice President McBride stated that the rationale for these name changes included the idea
that an overarching unit that houses centres and programs of study should be called an
"institute." Dr. Gilbert reminded members of Senate that the Academic Policy Committee
had examined the naming conventions of centres and institutes across campus several
years earlier, and had found no such consistency in the naming of centres and institutes.
Dr. Tees asked whether Vice President McBride was suggesting that Senate introduce a
new policy on the naming of such units. Vice President McBride stated that he thought it
would be a good idea to introduce a consistent naming practice.
In response to a query from Mr. Greathed, Dr. Slonecker stated that proposals to name
centres after distinguished individuals usually began within departments and were
evaluated based on the credentials and service record of the individual in question.
The motion was
put and carried.
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UBC BOTANICAL GARDEN AND CENTRE FOR HORTICULTURE
Vice President McBride    l        That Senate approve the change in name from
Dean Quayle J        the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for
Horticulture to the UBC Botanical Garden and
Centre for Plant Research.
Carried.
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MERGER OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SDRI) AND
THE INSTITUTE FOR RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT (IRE)
Vice President McBride    l        That Senate approve the merger of the
Dr. Knight i        Sustainable Development Research Institute
(SDRI) and the Institute for Resources and the
Environment (IRE) to establish the Institute
for Resources, Environment and Sustainability.
Dr. Knight, referring to the "Meadowcroft Report," which had recommended the
proposed merger, noted that the report did not suggest the involvement of the Faculty of
Law. He expressed the concern that international legal issues were becoming increasingly
important in discussions about sustainability issues, and suggested that the Faculty of Law
be invited to participate in similar initiatives in future.
The motion was
put and carried.
CHAIR IN HYDROMETALLURGY RESEARCH
Vice President McBride    l        That Senate approve the establishment of the
Dr. Adebar i        Chair in Hydrometallurgy Research.
Vice President McBride stated that this new Chair had been made possible by endowment
funding from the mining and mineral processing industry (16 industrial supporters) and
the University of British Columbia.
The motion was
put and carried.
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CHAIR IN SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE
Vice President McBride    l        That Senate approve the establishment of the
Dean Quayle i        Chair in Sustainable Aquaculture.
Vice President McBride reported that the establishment of the Chair had been made
possible by endowment funding from the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries,
and the University of British Columbia.
The motion was
put and carried.
REPLY TO SENATE TO THE QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE UBC FACULTY
ASSOCIATION ABOUT U21 GLOBAL
Note: the full text of this report is not included in the Minutes. Copies are available from
the Manager, Senate and Curriculum Services.
Vice President McBride recalled that, in April 2001, Senate had approved a proposed
agreement to enter into U21 Global, a joint venture between Universitas 21 and Thomson
Learning with the goal of delivering online degree programs around the world. Some
controversy surrounded UBC's investment in U21 Global, and the Vice President had
agreed to make an annual status report to Senate. The UBC Faculty Association had
subsequently published in its newsletter a list of 22 questions regarding U21 Global, and
Vice President McBride had agreed to present his responses to these questions as part of
his annual report.
The Vice President gave highlights of the history of Universitas 21, noting that this joint
effort had the effect of combining the respective strengths of the member institutions to
best advantage. The presidents of Universitas 21 member institutes meet annually, and
contact officers meet biannually. A list of the cooperative ventures underway was
included in the report.
UBC had agreed to contribute to U21 Global the minimum investment of $500 000 USD.
A fifty-percent share of U21 Global is owned by each of: (a) U21 Equity, which is
comprised of the
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institutions investing in U21 Global, and (b) Thomson Learning. The U21 Global Board
of Directors is comprised of three directors appointed by Thomson Learning, two
directors appointed by U21 Equity, and one director appointed by Universitas 21. U21
Global is based in Singapore.
The entity responsible for academic matters, including quality assurance, is entitled U21
Pedagogica, which is owned solely by Universitas 21. U21 Pedagogica provides services
to U21 Global on a fee-for-service basis. U21 Pedagogica is responsible for admissions
policy, academic support, curriculum, instruction, and assessment criteria. The Vice
President emphasized that no course could be offered by U21 Global without first having
been accredited by U21 Pedagogica.
The U21 Pedagogica Academic Standards Council consists of the U21 Pedagogica Board
of Directors, plus several other members. Each program is supported by a three-person
program review panel, and the panel may elect to solicit expert advice from "readers," as
needed. The first degree programs offered will be the Master of Business Information and
the Master of Information Systems. The first intake to the MBA program is scheduled to
begin coursework in the spring of 2003.
Discussion
Mr. Ste-Croix noted that the governance structure of U21 Global neither allowed for, nor
invited, student participation. Vice President McBride agreed that U21 Global might well
consider adding such a mechanism in future. Mr. Ste-Croix asked whether faculty
members might feel pressured in future by Thomson Learning, a corporate entity, to
provide course content. Vice President McBride stated that he did not foresee any such
pressure; faculty members could choose to enter into contracts with U21 Pedagogica that
would be analogous to contracts for writing a book, for example.
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In response to a query from Mr. Affleck, Vice President McBride stated that the first
target market would be Asia, followed by South America.
In response to a question from Mr. Tompkins, Vice President McBride stated that the
projected tuition cost for a one-year MBA program would be approximately $7 000 USD,
which was relatively inexpensive.
Professor Burns stated that he had been reassured that faculty members would not feel
pressured to provide course content, but that he had some concerns about the
composition of the Academic Standards Council and the program review panels, noting
that almost all members were administrators, rather than academics. He suggested that it
would be wise to include preeminent faculty members from the field in question. Vice
President McBride agreed that faculty participation was necessary, and pointed out that
some fine scholars were among the Council members.
Dr. Knight asked whether the group developing the courseware had the necessary
expertise in development and delivery of online programs. Vice President McBride
responded that at least one of the team members had conducted extensive research in the
area of online education, and that the program review panels would solicit advice from
readers of the highest calibre.
In response to a question from Mr. Tompkins, the Vice President confirmed that
admissions standards would be developed and monitored by the Academic Standards
Council.
In response to a query from Dr. Johnson, the Vice President stated that final program
approval rested with the Academic Standards Council, rather than with the senates of the
member institutions. Dr. Johnson expressed the concern that there might be a conflict of
interest between U21 Global and Universitas 21, given that many Universitas 21 member
universities had each made a significant monetary investment in U21 Global. She added
that there did not appear to be an
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external review process or mechanism in place. Vice President McBride responded that he
considered the Academic Standards Council to be an external, "arms-length" body with a
vested interest in ensuring program quality.
In response to a question from Dr. MacEntee, Dr. Goldberg stated that either the
University or Thomson Learning could choose to withdraw from U21 Global after the
initial three-year period. Dr. MacEntee was hopeful that the review process at the end of
three years would be broad and inclusive, recalling that the initial decision to join U21
Global had been taken relatively quickly. Dr. Goldberg responded that Senate could look
forward to an annual report from the Vice President, Academic, and that the University
could choose to withdraw after three years if the venture was deemed unsuccessful. There
was some discussion about whether the Senate could make the decision to withdraw or
continue participation, or whether that decision rested with the University's central
administration, or with some other body within the University. Dr. McBride agreed to
provide more information about the proposed review process at the October 2002
meeting of Senate.
Dr. Potter commented that Thomson Learning could hold an effective "block" on the
U21 Global Board of Directors, given that Thomson was permitted to appoint three
members, and asked what rules were in place for the selection of the director to be
nominated by Universitas 21 in order to ensure fair representation. Dr. Goldberg stated
that, while two directors would be appointed from "equity" institutions, i.e., those
institutions having made an investment in U21 Global, the third director could also be
from an equity institution. In response to a further question from Dr. Potter, Vice
President McBride stated that U21 Global was sensitive to the fact that U21 Global
tuition fees were beyond affordable levels for most people in Asian countries, and that
student financial assistance programs would be established.
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In response to a query from Mr. Rogers as to why two universities had withdrawn their
participation from U21 Global, Vice President McBride stated that the respective
withdrawals of the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan had coincided
with the installation of a new president and an associated change in direction. Dr.
Goldberg clarified that, although neither the University of Toronto nor the University of
Michigan were required to leave Universitas 21 as a. result of choosing not to participate
in U21 Global, both institutions had opted for full withdrawal, likely for strategic
reasons.
Dr. Vessey stated that several features of U21 Global did not appear to align with the
vision set out in the Trek 2000 document. He noted that a traditional university was
comprised of many different disciplines and Faculties, rather than parts of a whole, and
wondered how the limited scope of U21 Global would affect the university culture.
Furthermore, he asked why UBC had chosen to commit to this venture in advance of
answers to questions involving, for example, student representation in governance?
Dr. Irwin expressed concern about copyright and intellectual property issues related to
U21 Global course content. The proposed arrangement would bestow the rights to course
content upon U21 Global, rather than the developing faculty member(s). Vice President
McBride stated that the contract to be signed between an interested faculty member and
U21 Global would clearly stipulate to whom intellectual property rights would be
assigned. He likened the development of courseware for U21 Global to writing a book
under contract. Dr. Irwin remained uneasy, wondering why a faculty member might
choose to forfeit his/her rights. Dr. Irwin also asked whether all authors of course content
would be named, and whether an individual author could choose to remove his/her name
if the content were to be substantively modified. Vice President McBride stated that,
although he did not know the exact arrangement, listing author names would add
credibility, and thus be advantageous for U21 Pedagogica.
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In response to a query from Dr. Knight, Vice President McBride stated that UBC's
financial exposure was limited to the $500 000 USD investment, but that this amount was
significant and worthy of cautious investment. Dr. Knight urged U21 Global to include
students in its decision making processes.
In response to a question, Vice President McBride stated that instructors would be
appointed by the Academic Standards Council upon satisfactory evaluation based on
curriculum vitae and external references.
Vice President McBride noted that UBC would reap the benefit of U21 Global's future
experience in the development of online courseware, while at the same time individual
faculty members could benefit by accepting contract work.
Further discussion ensued about the jurisdiction of Senate, as the University's highest
academic governing body, in determining UBC's future participation in U21 Global. The
President stated that the Vice President, Academic and Provost would be reporting back
to Senate on U21 Global at the October 2002 meeting.
Report from the Registrar and Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services
PRELIMINARY ENROLMENT FIGURES
Note: the full text of this report is not included in the Minutes. Paper copies are available
from the Manager, Senate & Curriculum Services.
Mr. Silzer circulated for information two reports showing preliminary enrolment figures
for the 2002/2003 academic year in relation to enrolment targets. He stated that, for the
most part, the University had met its enrolment targets. Targets had included total
undergraduate enrolment slightly in excess of government funding levels in order to
preserve a certain level of student access to post-secondary education, which was
applauded on a broad scale, but also increased
 Vancouver Senate 12981
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Tributes Committee - in camera
the pressure on course enrolment maxima and classroom space resources. Continuing
students had elected, on average, to take higher-than-usual credit loads, which also
increased total full time equivalent (FTE) enrolment figures. Total enrolment was
expected to reach a new record of 38, 591 students. Enrolment under the International
Student Initiative had increased by 24% over the previous year under a strategy to attract
more international students. Mr. Silzer concluded by reporting that the youngest student
was 15 years of age, while the oldest student was 88.
Dr. Tees noted that, in some previous years, the Registrar had provided a breakdown of
enrolment that showed percentage increases or decreases by Faculty. Mr. Silzer agreed to
bring such a report to a future meeting of Senate, either at or before the November
meeting of Senate, when final enrolment figures would be reported to Senate.
In response to a query from Dr. Lalli, Mr. Silzer stated that some anomalies were present
in the enrolment figures because of the early date at which the statistics were extracted. As
enrolment finalized in November, Mr. Silzer expected to be able to offer a more complete
and accurate picture.
Tributes Committee - in camera
HONORARY DEGREE CANDIDATE
This item was postponed to the October 2002 meeting of Senate.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The next regular meeting of
Senate was scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2002.
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Appendix A: Senate Committee Assignments
Appendix A: Senate Committee Assignments
ACADEMIC BUILDING NEEDS
• Cherchas Dale
• Johnson Joy
• Lo Timothy P. T.
• Stelck Brian
• Thompson James R.
• Vessey Mark
ACADEMIC POLICY
Cameron Maxwell A.
Cherchas Dale
Gilbert John H. V.
Greathed Edward
Harrison Paul
Knight Stanley B.
Rose Ann
Stelck Brian
Tees Richard
Tierney Robert
Windsor-Liscombe Rhodri
ADMISSIONS
• Crawford Bruce
• Irwin Rita
• Knight Stanley B.
• LeMay Valerie
• Rosengarten Herbert J.
• Sparrow Leona M.
• van Vuuren Hennie J.J.
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Appendix A: Senate Committee Assignments
AGENDA
Gilbert John H. V.
Isaacson Michael
Knight Stanley B.
Marshall Peter L.
Rosengarten Herbert J.
Sindelar Robert
Slonecker Charles E.
APPEALS ON ACADEMIC STANDING
Boyle Christine
Carolan James
Crawford Bruce
Gunderson Lee
Lalli Bikkar S.
Paterson Donald
Rosengarten Herbert J.
Yaworsky Ron A.
BUDGET
Adebar Perry
Affleck Robert
Granot Daniel
Hepburn John
LeMay Valerie
MacEntee Michael
Rogers Jim
Shields Carolyn
Simpson Bernie
Tees Richard
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Appendix A: Senate Committee Assignments
CONTINUING STUDIES
Brady Patrick T.
Burns Peter T.
Fielding David
Friesen Margaret
Hutton Jane
Irwin Rita
Quayle Moura
Saddler John N.
Vessey Mark
Yaworsky Ron A.
CURRICULUM
Adebar Perry
Affleck Robert
Bemmels Brian
Hepburn John
Lowe Robert W.
MacQueen Kenneth
Marshall Peter L.
Potter Pitman
Windsor-Liscombe Rhodri
ELECTIONS
• Blom Joost
• Klawe Maria
• Lalli Bikkar S.
• Yaworsky Ron A.
LIAISON WITH POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS
• Brady Patrick T.
• Brander James A.
• Cairns John A.
• Friesen Margaret
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Appendix A: Senate Committee Assignments
• Greathed Edward
• Harrison Rosamund
• MacQueen Kenneth
• Potter Pitman
• Tierney Robert
LIBRARY
Brander James A.
Brinton Laurel J.
Cameron Maxwell A.
Harrison Paul
Hira Ravi
Lo Timothy P. T.
McNulty William B.
Rosengarten Herbert J.
Vessey Mark
Yen Edwin H. K.
STUDENT APPEALS ON ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE
Bemmels Brian
Boyle Christine
Lowe Robert W.
MacEntee Michael
Rose Ann
Shields Carolyn
Thorne Sally
Verma Des R.
STUDENT AWARDS
• Carolan James
• Fielding David
• Granot Daniel
• Rogers Jim
• Simpson Bernie
 Vancouver Senate 12986
Minutes of September 18,2002	
Appendix A: Senate Committee Assignments
•    Thompson James R.
TRIBUTES
Burns Peter T.
Gallini Nancy
Granot Frieda
Greathed Edward
Harrison Rosamund
Muzyka Daniel
Quayle Moura
Quinlan Catherine
Raoul Valerie
Slonecker Charles E.
Thorne Sally
Verma Des R.
 Vancouver Senate 12987
Minutes of September 18,2002	
Appendix B: New Awards
Appendix B: New Awards
Ursula Knight ABBOTT Travel Scholarship in Agricultural Sciences: Scholarships totalling $300
have been endowed by Dr. Ursula Knight Abbott for graduate students in Agricultural Sciences to
assist them with travel outside the Lower Mainland to present a paper or further their research.
The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. (First award
available 2002/2003 academic year)
Laura (Pat) BAND and Richard W. Band Award: A $600 award has been endowed through a
bequest by Richard W. Band for a woman student from the Squamish, Fort Langley or Cheam
First Nations who has completed at least 30 credits of previous course work with at least a 75%
average. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of past service and volunteerism on campus
or in the community. The award is made on the recommendation of the First Nations House of
Learning. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
BEVAN-Pritchard Bursary: Bursaries totalling $300 have been endowed through a bequest by
Mary Bevan-Pritchard for students in Pharmaceutical Sciences. (First award available 2002/2003
academic year)
Charles BOURNE Graduate Scholarship in Law: A $1,200 scholarship has been endowed in
honour of Charles Bourne for a graduate student in International Law. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
B.C. Shopping Centre Association Bursary: A $1,000 bursary is offered by the B.C. Shopping
Centre Association for a student in the Urban Land Economics Option of the Bachelor of
Commerce program. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
John BROCKINGTON Scholarship in Theatre: Scholarships totalling $450 have been endowed
by alumni, friends and colleagues in recognition of John Brockington's many contributions to
UBC's Department of Theatre during more than thirty years of teaching and directing. The
awards are made to students in the Master of Fine Arts program in Theatre on the
recommendation of the Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing. (First award available
2002/2003 academic year)
Timothy Martin CANFIELD Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $800 have been
endowed by friends and family in memory of Timothy Martin Canfield, a student of Asian Studies
who died at the age of 24 in 1988. The scholarships are given to undergraduates in the
Department of Asian Studies who are specializing in Japanese language and/or culture. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Asian Studies. (First award
available 2002/2003 academic year)
Wayne FIELD EN Bursary in Social Work: A $600 bursary has been endowed in memory of
Wayne Fielden for an undergraduate or graduate student in Social Work. (First award available
2002/2003 academic year)
Freleigh FITZ and Agnes A. Osborne Memorial Bursary: A $300 bursary has been endowed in
memory of UBC graduates Freleigh Fitz (B.A.Sc'24, M.Sc'25) and Agnes A. Osborne (B.A/24)
for an undergraduate or graduate student in the Faculty of Science. (First award available
2002/2003 academic year)
 Vancouver Senate 12988
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Appendix B: New Awards
Harold Scanlon FOLEY Memorial Scholarship: Four scholarships of $2,000 each are offered
through the Vancouver Foundation in memory of Harold S. Foley Jr., who received an honorary
Doctor of Laws from The University of British Columbia in 1957. (First award available
2002/2003 academic year)
Dean of FORESTRY Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $17,000 have been endowed by alumni
and friends of the Faculty of Forestry for undergraduate students in the faculty. The awards are
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry. (First awards available 2002/2003
academic year)
Colin Cool GERLITZ Track and Cross Award: One or more awards, which may range in value
from a minimum of $400 to the maximum allowable under athletic association regulations, are
offered to outstanding members of the Track and Cross Country team in any year of study. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the President's Athletic Awards Committee. (First
award available 2002/2003 academic year)
Stuart Clark GILMOUR Memorial Scholarship in Commerce: A $600 scholarship has been
endowed in memory of Dr. Stuart Clark Gilmour by friends and former students for an
undergraduate in the Bachelor of Commerce program who has achieved high standing. Until his
death from A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease) at a relatively young age, Clark Gilmour brought great
insight and enthusiasm to the teaching of strategic management in business and organizational
settings, winning the Faculty of Commerce's Teaching Excellence Award in 1977. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. (First
award available 2002/2003 academic year)
GRADUATE Entrance Scholarship: Scholarships of up to $16,000 are offered through the Faculty
of Graduate Studies to outstanding incoming masters and doctoral students for full-time graduate
study or research at The University of British Columbia. Inquiries about this scholarship should be
addressed to the head of the graduate department concerned. The awards are made on the
recommendation of graduate departments. (First awards available 2002/2003 academic year)
GRADUATE Scholarship in Curriculum Studies: A $450 scholarship has been endowed for a
doctoral student beginning his or her first term of study in the Department of Curriculum Studies.
Adjudication is based on Department rankings of applications for the UGF/SSHRC competition.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Department. (First award available 2002/2003
academic year)
Carl and Elsie HALTERMAN Bursary: Bursaries totalling $7,500 are offered through the
Vancouver Foundation by the late Carl and Elsie Halterman for students in any year or faculty.
(First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
JIMMAR Memorial Scholarship in Education: Scholarships totalling $3,300 have been endowed
through a bequest by James Sigurd Eckman for students in the Faculty of Education. The awards
are made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
JIMMAR Memorial Scholarship in Engineering: Scholarships totalling $3,300 have been endowed
through a bequest by James Sigurd Eckman for students in Engineering. The awards are made on
the recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science. (First award available 2002/2003
academic year)
Alex P. LEE Memorial Bursary in Medicine: Bursaries totalling $1,000 have been endowed by
classmates, colleagues, friends and family in memory of Dr. Alex P. Lee for students in the Doctor
of Medicine (M.D.) program in the Faculty of Medicine. (First award available 2002/2003
academic year)
 Vancouver Senate 12989
Minutes of September 18,2002	
Appendix B: New Awards
LONDON Drugs Leonard Marks Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $2,700 have been
endowed by London Drugs in memory of Leonard Marks for students entering third or fourth
year of the undergraduate program in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. (First award available 2002/2003
academic year)
Bruce MACDONALD Horticulture Travel Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $425 have been
endowed by friends and colleagues of Bruce Macdonald to honour his years of outstanding service
as Director of the UBC Botanical Gardens and Centre for Horticulture. The scholarships are
awarded to students pursuing an international internship or work placement designed to give the
students practical, hands on experience in horticulture. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. (First award available 2002/2003
academic year)
Lisa MCLINTOCK Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $600 have been endowed by
family and friends in memory of Lisa McClintock for second year students in the M.D. program.
Before Lisa died tragically in 1997 at the age of 18, she planned to pursue a career as an
environmental engineer. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine.
(First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
N and H Farms Entrance Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship is offered by N and H Farms to
students entering first year in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences to encourage exploration of a
career in Agriculture. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
NURSING Undergraduate Society Leadership Award: A $500 award is offered by the Nursing
Undergraduate Society for a graduating student who is dedicated to the nursing profession and
has strived to improve the social environment of UBC nursing students through volunteer activity.
Candidates are nominated by their fellow students through the Scholarship Committee of the
School of Nursing. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
PAGER World Communications Inc. Scholarship in Computer Science: A $1,000 scholarship is
offered by Pager World Communications Inc. for an undergraduate or graduate student in
Computer Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer
Science and, in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
(First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
PI Beta Phi Memorial Bursary in Social Work: Bursaries totalling $300 have been endowed by the
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, Vancouver Alumnae Club, for students in the School of Social
Work and Family Studies. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
James A. SHELFORD Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $1,000 have been endowed
by family, friends and colleagues of Dr. James A. (Jim) Shelford and by the UBC Dairy, Education
and Research Centre to honour his memory and invaluable work with students at The University
of British Columbia. The scholarships are awarded to graduate or undergraduate students
studying topics related to dairy production. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and, in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year - partial award)
 Vancouver Senate 12990
Minutes of September 18,2002	
Appendix B: New Awards
Darlene J. THOMAS Memorial Award in Dental Hygiene: A $450 award has been endowed by
colleagues and friends of Darlene J. Thomas, who was a driving force behind the establishment of
the Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program (B.D.Sc) at The University of British Columbia.
The award is granted to a dental hygiene student graduating with a B.D.Sc. Award recipients are
chosen on the basis of high scholastic achievement as well as commitment, vision, leadership, and
professionalism. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry. (First
award available 2002/2003 academic year)
VINTEN Fund Forestry Bursary: A $500 bursary is offered to a student in the Bachelor of Science
program in Natural Resources Conservation (B.Sc.N.) in the Faculty of Forestry. (First award
available 2002/2003 academic year)
William W. WOOD Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $850 have been endowed by
friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. William W. Wood to honour his dedication and his
contributions to dental research and education. Bill Wood believed strongly in the need for
universities to maintain active and innovative research, considering this to be an essential part of
advanced education. The scholarships are awarded to full or part-time students in the second year
or higher of a graduate program in the Faculty of Dentistry to recognize professionalism and
academic excellence in studies relating to the clinical application of human orofacial function,
dysfunction and rehabilitation. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Dentistry. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
PREVIOUSLY-APPROVED AWARDS WITH CHANGES IN TERMS
Award 00514 - D.F. MacKenzie Scholarship: Three scholarships of $1,600 each have been
endowed through a bequest by Donald Fraser MacKenzie for undergraduate students entering the
final year of study in the Faculties of Arts, Science and Medicine. One scholarship is available in
each of the three faculties, with preference for the scholarship in Arts being given to a student in
religious studies. Financial circumstances of the candidates may be considered. The awards are
made on the recommendation of the Faculties of Arts, Science and Medicine.
How changed: Previous terms requiring concurrent registration in fourth-year Arts or Science and
first-year Medicine were no longer administrable. Revised terms more accurately reflect language
of donor's original bequest of 1965.
Award 01286 - Normand M. BOUCHARD >Memorial Bursary: - A $2,500 bursary is offered in
memory of Normand M. Bouchard by his family. The award is made to a student in any year or
faculty.
How changed: Previously award was a scholarship for a student pursuing a B.A. degree in film or
a Diploma in Film Studies. The family has now decided the award should an open bursary.
 Vancouver Senate                                                                                                                        12991
Minutes of September 18,2002
Appendix C: Emeritus Status
Appendix C: Emeritus Status
Effective Dates for Emeritus Status are June 30, 2002, unless otherwise noted
Abu-Zahra, Nadia
Assistant Professor Emerita of Anthropology & Sociology
Allardyce, Bruce
Associate Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Axelson, James
Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Sciences (effective April 30,
2002)
Barman, Roderick
Professor Emeritus of History
Boyd, John
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Economics
Brion, Christopher
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Bui, An Ton
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Caswell, James
Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts
Chaun, Hugh
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Claxton, John
Associate Professor Emeritus of Commerce & Business
Administration
Cragg, John
Professor Emeritus of Economics
Durity, Felix
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Ericksen, Janet
Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing
Feaver, George
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Fine, Stuart
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Foster, John Wilson
Professor Emeritus of English
Gordon, Bonnie
Assistant Professor Emerita of Human Kinetics
Gregory, Philip
Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy
Hochachka, Peter
Professor Emeritus of Zoology
Klinka, Karel
Professor Emeritus of Forest Sciences
Lirenman, David
Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics
MacCrimmon,
Marilyn
Professor Emeritus of Law
Manson, David
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Surgery
McLeod, William
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine
McPhillips, David
Associate Professor Emeritus of Commerce & Business
Administration
Merer, Anthony John
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Rodman, Lilita
Assistant Professor Emerita of English
Sawyer, John
Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
Schmidt, Nis
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Seamon, Roger
Associate Professor Emeritus of English
 Vancouver Senate                                                                                                                        12992
Minutes of September 18,2002
Appendix C: Emeritus Status
Effective Dates for Emeritus Status are June 30, 2002, unless otherwise noted
Siller, Fred
Associate Professor Emeritus of Commerce & Business
Administration
Straker, Stephen
Assistant Professor Emeritus of History
Sutton, Roger
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Taylor, Patrick
Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (effective
September 30, 2001)
Thompson, Mark
Professor Emeritus of Commerce & Business Administration
Vaid, Yoginder
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Van der Stoep, John
Associate Professor Emeritus of Food Science
Varah, James
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
Williams, David
Llewelyn
Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy
Wright, Ian
Professor Emeritus of Curriculum Studies

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