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 aplaceofmind Vancouver Senate
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THE  UNIVER5ITYOF BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 18 FEBRUARY 2015
Attendance
Present: Prof. A. Gupta (Chair), Dr K. Ross (Secretary), Mr T. Ahmed, Dr R. Anstee, Dr S. Avramidis, Mr A.
Bailey, Dr K. Baimbridge, Mr G. Beales Mr C. Chan, Ms C. Chan, Dr P. Choi, Dr A. Collier, Dean M. Coughtrie,
Prof. B. Craig, Dr A. Dulay, Dr W. Dunford, Dr D. Farrar, Dr S. Forwell, Dean B. Frank, Dr J. Gilbert, Chancellor
L. Gordon, Mr S. Haffey, Dr P. Harrison, Dr J. Innes, Mrs C. Jaeger, Ms J. Jagdeo, Ms N. Karimi, Dr P. Keown, Ms
A. Kessler, Dr B. Lalli, Mr C. Leonoff, Dr P. Loewen, Mr K. Madill Ms M. Maleki, Dr C. Marshall, Mr B.
McNulty, Dr P. Meehan, Mr D. Munro, Dr I. Parent, Dean M. Parlange, Dr N. Perry, Dr J. Plessis, Dean S. Porter,
Dr A. Riseman, Dr L. Rucker, Dean C. Shuler, Dr R. Sparks, Dr R. Tees, Dr K. Theime, Dr S. Thorne, Ms S. Vorha,
DrL. Walker, MrE. Zhao,
Regrets: Dr P. Adebar, Dean G. Averill, Ms E. Biddlecombe, Dean M. Bobinski, Dr L. Burr, Ms M. Chartrand, Ms
A. Daulat, Ms B. Grshkovitch, Dr D. Gillen, Dr C. Godwin, Dr B. Goold, Dr F. Granot, Ms S. Gurm, Dean R.
Helsley, Dr A. Ivanov, Dr S. Knight, Mr H. Leong, Dr P. Marshall, Dr L. Nasmith, Dr C. Naus, Dr C. Nislow, Dean
S. Peacock, Dr G. Peterson, Mr C. Roach, Dr C. Ruitenberg, DrB. Sawatzky, Dr T. Schneider, Dr S. Singh, Ms S.
Sterling, Dean G. Stuart, Dr R. Topping, Mr J. Wiebe, Dr R. Wilson, Dr D. Witt, Dean R. Yada
Recording Secretary: Mr C. Eaton.
Call to Order
The Chair of Senate, Professor Arvind Gupta, called the sixth 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
Graham Beales }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 21 January
Richard Tees 2015 be adopted as corrected.
Correction: Dr Tees' comments on the motion
presented under Other Business are recorded as
"Senator Tees reminded Senators that in
November, the Nominating Committee
recommended that a standing committee not be
struck on athletics and recreation."
Vol. 2014/15 14/15 - 06 - 1
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Approved as
corrected
Remarks from the Chair
The President advised that since the previous Senate, he had been to Ottawa twice to meet with
federal officials in advance of the April budget and to discuss post-secondary education policies.
He had also met with the Minister of Advanced Education, the Honourable Andrew Wilkinson,
who toured the Okanagan campus. The President noted that the Minister continued to emphasize
his desire to work closely on shared priorities between UBC and the Ministry.
Professor Gupta noted that he continued to work on budgetary matters, with specific reference to
the importance of ensuring a balanced consolidated budget, while also keeping in mind our cash
budget. He noted that UBC had been running a deficit in the consolidated budget earlier in the
year and this has now been brought into line. We are in a consultation process on this year's
budget, and have had a number of meetings with the executive, Board, Senate and various
academic leaders around campus.
UBC is in the final stages of submitting our first Canada First Research Excellence Fund
(CFREF) proposals for round one, where roughly $300 million in federal funding is available;
round two will be a further $900 million.
With regards to teaching and learning, the President advised that the administration is interested
in how we can help grow our activities outside of the classroom. He suggested that this was an
area with broad support and agreement for UBC to bolster his activities, so he hoped we could
quickly develop a plan to move forward.
The President noted that a consultation process was underway for revisions for Policy 81. The
Faculty Association and the administration have reset their conversation and new language has
come forward that the President described as resulting from a collegial and consultative process.
Professor Gupta noted UBC's recent successes for donor activities, including the $30 million
commitment from Peter Allard for UBC Law, which at its last meeting the Senate approved to be
renamed as the Peter A. Allard School of Law in his honour.
The President noted that UBC was actively engaged in resolving the problems of changes to the
Temporary Foreign Working program for the recruitment of faculty: while postdoctoral
researchers were considered by that change, issues were created for filling faculty positions. He
expressed hope that the federal government would promulgate adjusted rules to give UBC and
other universities the flexibility needed to attract excellent researchers from around the world.
The University has been in many discussions regarding transit and the upcoming plebiscite.
UBC will be reflecting the importance of transit in our position and why it is important to have
better connections to the University from around the region. Although not ideal, the plan will
improve transit to UBC and is much better than the alternative. It is important for us to
encourage our stakeholders to learn about the issue and make up their mind on this matter.
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Voting opens March 16* which will allow university and college students to participate as they
will still be in classes.
Senator Bailey noted that the President said that he would be meeting with a variety of groups on
budget matters and asked how the administration would engage with students on the budget.
With consent of Senate, Vice-President Students, Louise Cowin spoke, noting that similar
matters were raised by the AMS with regards to tuition consultation, and there was a
request made at the Board table to include students in conversations. Another aspect is
the central budget, and historically the vice-presidents students and finance have met with
AMS and GSS leaders to help them understand the budget, and we could extend that to
student senators and governors as well.
Senator Tees noted that there were students on the Council Budget Committee who
participated in advising and assisting the President in the preparation of the budget.
Senator Baimbridge asked how UBC was officially represented to Translink.
The President noted that we were in Electoral Area A, are represented at Translink by our
Metro Vancouver (Greater Vancouver Regional District) Director, presently Ms Maria
Harris.
Candidates for Degrees
Aaron Bailey }        That the candidates for degrees, as recommended
Sally Thorne by the faculties, be granted the degrees for which
they were recommended, effective February
2015, and that a committee comprised of the
Registrar, the dean of the relevant faculty, and the
Chair of Senate be empowered to make any
necessary adjustments.
NB: 2/3rds Required
Approved
Candidates for the Degree of Master of Digital Media
Richard Anstee }        That the candidates for the degree of Master of
Paul Keown Digital Media, as recommended by the Faculty of
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, be granted
the degree effective upon the concurrence of
Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr University of
Art + Design, and the British Columbia Institute
of Technology; and that a committee comprised of
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the Registrar, the Dean of the Faculty, and the
Chair of the Senate be empowered to make any
necessary adjustments.
NB: 2/3rds Required
Approved
Admissions Committee
The Senate Admissions Committee Chair, Dr Robert Sparks, presented.
ENROLMENT TARGETS 2015-2016
See Appendix A: Enrolment Targets
Robert Sparks
Susan Forwell
That Senate approve the 2015/2016 enrolment
targets, as per section 27 (2) (r) of the University
Act, as outlined in Tables 1 and 4 of the attached
report.
With consent of Senate, Dr Redish spoke to the report.
Dr Redish noted that this report was the culmination of a process starting the previous October,
where she and the Provost met with the deans to discuss goals and capacity in their programs.
Following those meetings, the programs draft their enrolment plans which are then taken to a
committee of associate deans to discuss equilibria between the faculties and then to the Senate
Admissions Committee.
Senator Kessler asked why Science had such a low percentage of international students
compared to other faculties.
Senator Harrison replied that it was partly due to demand being higher for Commerce and
Applied Science programs internationally.
In response to a question from Senator Kessler, Dr Redish noted that the 80% retention rate was
a conservative estimate.
Senator Bailey asked why the Bachelor of Science in Wood Products Processing program was
proposing a growth in international students when in the past it has been comparable to other
programs.
Dr Redish noted that Forestry had many small programs and under that context small
changes in numbers can have large effects on percentages.
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Dr Innes advised that Forestry still had excess capacity and that the proportion of
international students proposed reflects the status and reputation of the Faculty globally
as one we are the best forestry program in the world.
Senator Vohra asked if the growth rate for professors would grow proportionately with student
growth.
Dr Redish replied that we are growing numbers as we can. We have moved to have more
teaching faculty but this was an ongoing interest for UBC.
Senator Vohra asked if there was a hard cap on the number of international students.
Dr Redish replied that this would be program dependent.
Senator Maleki asked about our teaching capacity with student growth and our desire to increase
student/faculty interactions.
Senator Sparks advised that this was a point of discussion with SAC and the associate
deans. Different approaches have been taken in different faculties. It's not just the
teaching capacity but our holistic capacity to accommodate students. There is not one
ratio for UBC.
Senator Baimbridge asked how the Medicine undergraduate proposal was calculated on table 1,
noting that this was roughly double present number of undergraduate students.
Dr Redish advised that she would review this discrepancy and report back to Senate.
Senator Anstee noted that two programs still in development were listed for Vantage.
Dr Redish agreed noting that they were before committees now and that they understood
that those proposals would be subject to program approval.
Senator Bailey asked how UBC paid for unfunded domestic students.
Dr Redish advised that we covered the additional costs ourselves out of general revenues.
Approved
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION, ELEMENTARY TEACHER EDUCATION - CHANGES IN ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS
Robert Sparks }        That Senate approve changes to admission
Blye Frank requirements for applicants to the Bachelor of
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Education, Elementary Teacher Education
program, effective for entry to the 2016 Winter
Session and thereafter.
Senator Sparks noted that experiments had been done looking at 30 credits, and this was found to
yield insufficient data and so the faculty was moving back to 60 credits as this was a better
measure.
Senator Beales noted that the rationale presented in the proposal was not compelling but that
Senator Sparks had explained the rationale.
Approved
Admission & Curriculum Committees
The Vice-Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Mrs Carol Jaeger, presented.
See Appendix B: Masters of Engineering leadership Programs and Courses
APPLIED PROFESSIONAL MASTER'S PROGRAMS - SUBJECT CODE AND PLATFORM COURSES
Carol Jaeger }        That the new courses and associated APPP course
Aaron Bailey code brought forward by the Faculty of Applied
Science be approved.
Mrs Jaeger explained that the Faculty of Applied Science had been working on these proposals
for the past 14 months. The platform, delivered in collaboration with Commerce, would work
with a variety of technical pillars developed for specific industries. She introduced Associate
Dean Elizabeth Croft, who with consent of Senate spoke to the proposal.
Senator Kessler noted that the program was proposed as a cohort model and that the Applied
Science Professional Planform (APPP) courses would not be available to other students.
Dr Croft confirmed that the APPP courses were restricted but that the pillar courses were
open to other graduate students.
Senator Jaeger added that it would be difficult to integrate students into the cohort
classes.
Approved
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MASTER OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP IN ADVANCED MATERIALS MANUFACTORING
(M.E.L.A.A.M).
Carol Jaeger }        That the Master of Engineering leadership in
Christopher Marshall Advanced Materials Manufacturing program and
its associated new courses be approved.
Senator Munro noted that space was being developed for the new programs but no details were
given.
Dr Croft advised that APSC needed new space as they grew their programs but in the
interim the Faculty was looking at renting existing space on campus.
Senator Roach asked what the structure was behind the scene to ensure success.
Dr Croft replied that each program would have a departmental home so that it would
have appropriate support as well as faculty support.
Senator Loewen asked for details on the relationship between these programs and the existing
MENG and MASC programs.
Dr Croft replied that the pillar courses would already be available to other graduate
students, but the difference would be the platform courses where students would be in
cohort programs
Senator Forwell noted that there was a capstone experience and some work experience, some
with credit and some without.
Dr Croft replied that all of the programs and 30 credits it total, but on top of that they had
an opportunity for non-additive credit co-op in the summer. She described this as a
supportive opportunity for students.
Dr Jaeger said that each pillar decided which activity would be of the most use for their
students. For people in industry already, a co-op may be a project within their own
organization.
The Chancellor asked what mix there would be between domestic and international students.
Dr Croft replied that the Faculty's other graduate professional graduate programs were
50/50 and they expected this for these programs.
Approved
MASTER OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP IN CLEAN ENERGY ENGINEERING (M.E.L.C.E.E.N.)
Carol Jaeger }        That the new Master of Engineering leadership in
Christopher Marshall in Clean Energy Engineering (M.E.I. C.E.E.N.)
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program and its associated new and revised
courses be approved.
Approved
MASTER OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP IN NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE
ENGINEERING (M.E.L.NA.M.E.)
Carol Jaeger }        That the new Master of Engineering leadership in
Christopher Marshall Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
(M.E.I.NAM.E.) program be approved.
Approved
Curriculum Committee
The Vice-Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Mrs Carol Jaeger, presented.
FEBRUARY CURRICULUM REPORT
See Appendix C: Curriculum Report
Carol Jaeger }        That the new courses, revised courses, new
Kenneth Baimbrige program option, revised programs, and revised
parchments brought forward by the faculties of
Applied Science, Arts, Dentistry, Education,
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Applied
Science, Arts, Education, and Forestry), and
Science be approved.
Senator Beales noticed that honours was misspelt.
By general consent, "honors " was amended to read "honours " throughout.
Senator Beales asked if the Minor in Honours Mathematics was being changed, as he noted that
there was a credit exclusion being proposed that would potentially make it impossible for
Mechanical or Engineering Physics students to complete.
Mrs Jaeger noted that the Minor in Science was under the auspices of the Faculty of
Science and had to meet their requirements.
Senator Anstee suggested that some issues may exist for students who would be
interested in the minor.
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By general consent, the issue of the credit exclusion list and its ramifications for
the Minor in Honours Mathematics program was referred to the Senate
Curriculum Committee for review.
Approved as
amended
NEW CERTIFICATES
Senator Jaeger informed Senate that pursuant to the Policy on Certificate Programs, the
following new certificates had been approved by the Senate Curriculum Committee:
Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care
Graduate Certificate in High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership
Nominating Committee
The Committee Chair, Dr Richard Tees, presented.
ADJUSTMENTS TO COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL OF SENATES APPOINTMENTS
Richard Tees } That Ms Sonam Vohra be appointed to the Senate
William Dunford Admissions Committee until 31 March 2015 and
thereafter until replaced, to replace Ms Collyn Chan;
That Ms Anne Kessler be appointed to the Senate
Teaching and learning Committee until 31 March
2015 and thereafter until replaced, to replace Ms
Nina Karimi;
That Dr Sally Thorne andDr John Gilbert be elected
to the Council of Senates; and
That Dr lawrence Walker, Dr Susan Forwell, Dr
Paul Keown, and Dean Ricky Yada be appointed to
Vancouver Senate Committees One, Two, Three, and
Five respectively for the purpose of their
appointment to the Council of Senates.
Senator Baimbridge asked for details for the appointments being made to the numbered
committees.
Senator Tees replied, advising that this was a mechanism to increase representation on
the Council of Senates from each Senate given the limitations presented by the University
Act. Essentially, these committees exist to allow for their members to serve on the
Council of Senates.
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Approved
ADJUSTMENTS TO COMMITTEE COMPOSITION
Richard Tees } That the composition of the Senate Ad Hoc
Carol Jaeger Committee on Flexible learning Committee be
amended to add:
• Director, Flexible learning Special Projects,
Office of the Academic Vice-President (ex officio)
(non-voting)
Approved
Student Awards Committee
The Committee Chair, Mr Graham Beales, presented.
FEBRUARY AWARDS REPORT
See Appendix D: Awards Report
Graham Beales } That Senate accept the awards as listed and forward
Aaron Bailey them to the Board of Governors for approval; and
that letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Mr Beales noted that $37 600 in new awards were being recommended this month
Approved
Reports from the Registrar
2015/2016 ACADEMIC YEAR
Dr Ross presented the draft academic year to Senate, drawing their attention to the term dates for
Winter and Summer Sessions.
Senator Kessler informed Senate that the student senators were discussing the idea of a fall
reading week and would be bringing that forward.
Senator Dunford suggested that we eliminated the midterm break and extend the winter holiday
break.
The Registrar advised that both suggestions would be taken under consideration.
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Report from the University Librarian
ANNUAL REPORT TO SENATE
The Librarian presented. She thanked Dr Farrar, the Senate Library Committee, and the library
staff.
Senator Dunfrod asked if there was one set of journal subscriptions for each campus.
The Librarian replied that we had separate budgets for each campus but the subscription
budget was university-wide.
Senator Riseman asked if we could stream the video collections for revenue.
The Librarian replied that this was doubtful for copyright reasons.
Senator Munro noted that librarians had a lot of student contact and asked if librarians could be
trained more on student mental health and support services.
Dr Parent replied that the librarians did see students often and had many interactions
where students opened up more than they may with faculty; as a result the Library did
plan to enhance its student support training in the future.
Other Business
Senator Baimbridge asked if we could have a presentation at the next Senate on UBC centennial
preparations.
The President replied that, her schedule permitting, he would ask Vice-President Miles to
present at the next Senate.
IN CAMERA - Tributes Committee
HONORARY DEGREES
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:54 pm.
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Appendix A: Enrolment Targets
Table 1: UBCV Undergraduate
Program
Normal
Load FT
Es (Domestic)
Winter Session
| Faculty
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
Applied Science
3,392
3,480
3,386
3,310
3,185
3,038
2,906
Arts
7,546
7,639
7,450
7,271
7,643
7,663
7,704
Commerce
2,312
2,376
2,348
2,346
2,216
2,174
2,152
Dentistry
348
340
338
318
316
313
317
Education
1,774
1,729
1,798
1,871
1,930
1,914
1,908
Forestry
454
434
468
519
532
554
575
Law
540
528
535
523
531
533
534
Land and Food Systems
916
953
922
926
959
958
959
Medicine
2,318
2,393
2,485
2,595
2,558
2,556
2,564
| Pharmacy
704
773
847
923
938
939
942
Science
5,446
5,638
5,623
5,580
5,664
5,589
5,563
Non Degree & Residents
962
858
883
853
867
867
867
Grand Total (Winter)
26,713
27,142
27,083
27,034
27,338
27,099
26,991
Summer FTEs
3,326
3,311
3,274
3,288
3,288
3,288
3,288
Grand Total (Winter + Su
30,039
30,453
30,357
30,322
30,626
30,387
30,279
Funded*
29,214
29,323
29,437
29,551
29,561
29,561
29,561
Unfunded
825
1,130
920
771
1,065
826
718
* Total Funded numbers for 15/16 and beyond could be impacted by the BC Jobs and Skills Plan
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Table 4: ISI Undergraduate FTE
Winter Session
Faculty                                           2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16*
2016/17**
2017/18**
|Applied Science
465
517
595
710
783
898
1,034
Arts
1,472
1,638
1,810
2,032
2,383
2,677
2,995
Commerce
611
737
888
1,061
1,190
1,247
1,262
Dentistry
4
4
5
4
4
4
2
Education
51
53
62
79
77
75
74
Forestry
106
137
159
188
206
214
231
Law
5
7
12
10
9
8
8|
Land and Food Systems
121
131
155
218
267
304
334
| Medicine
1
1
8
0
0
0
0
Pharmacy
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
| Science
384
439
546
672
868
1,048
1,2411
Vantage College (Year 1 only)
0
0
0
169
235
335
447
Non Degree & Residents
37
54
86
235
160
160
160|
Grand Total (Winter)
3,257
3,718
4,326
5,378
6,183
6,971
7,786
Summer FTEs
331
387
441
529
577
629
6861
Grand Total (Winter + Summer)
3,588
4,105
4,767
5,908
6,760
7,600
8,471
Change over prior year
14%
16%
24%
14%
12%
11%
* 2015/16 includes Vantage flow to Arts and Science
** 2016/17 includes Vantage flow to Applied Science, Arts, a
rid Science
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Appendix B: Masters of Engineering Leadership Programs and Courses
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
New programs, course code, and courses:
Applied Professional Master's Program Platform;
APPP (Applied Science Professional
Program Platform) Course Code;
APPP 501 (1.5) Project Management and Leadership;
APPP 502 (1.5) Sustainability and Leadership;
APPP 503 (1.5) Organizational Leadership;
APPP 504 (3) Business Acumen for Technical Leaders;
APPP 506 (3) Capstone Project
Master of Engineering Leadership in Advanced Materials Manufacturing;
MTRL 512 (3) Material Optimization for the Manufacture of Structural Metallic Components;
MTRL 515 (3) Advanced Simulation and Modelling Tools for Materials Manufacturing;
MTRL 517 (3) Case Studies in advanced Materials Manufacturing
Master of Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy Engineering;
CEEN 503 (2) Sustainable Energy Systems;
CEEN 504 (2) Energy Storage and Transmission;
CEEN 523 (3) Energy and the Environment;
CEEN 525 (2) Energy Policy;
CEEN 550 (3) Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Master of Engineering Leadership in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
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Appendix C: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCDZNCE
New courses; new program option; and revised parchment:
APSC 377 (3) Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control;
CHBE 201 (3) Integrated Technical Communication;
ELEC 281 (3) Technical Communication;
CPEN 281 (3) Technical Communication;
MTRL 264 (3) Transport Phenomena II - Heat Transport;
APSC>Bachelor of Applied Science>Minor in Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering
Parchment (Master of Engineering)
FACULTY OF ARTS
New and revised courses; and new minor program option:
HIST 408 (3) U.S. Foreign Relations from Independence to World War II;
ANTH 210 (3) Eating Culture;
ANTH 423 (3) Ethnography of East Africa and the Swahili Coast;
Minor in Education (Arts>Bachelor of Arts>Program Requirements; Arts>Bachelor of Fine
Arts>Introduction; Vancouver School of Economics>Bachelor of International
Economics>Degree Requirements; Arts>Bachelor of Media Studies>Minor Programs; School of
Music>Bachelor of Music>Degree Requirements);
ENGL 140 (3) Challenging Language Myths;
FNEL 180 (3) Introduction to Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization;
FNEL 282 (3) The Structures of Endangered Languages: Conservation and Revitalization;
FNEL 380 (3) Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization;
LING 140 (3) Challenging Language Myths;
PSYC 335 (3) Gambling and Decision Making
FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
Revised program:
Dentistry>Doctor of Dental Medicine>Academic Regulations>Attendance
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
New courses:
ECED 400 (4) Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care;
ECED 401 (3) Supporting young Children's Health and Weil-Being in Early Childhood Settings;
ECED 442 (3) Supporting Indigenous Infants and Young Children within the Context of Their
Communities
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
New and revised courses; revised programs; and revised parchments:
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Applied Science
EECE 587 (3) Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits;
EECE 593 (3) Active Silicon Photonics Design; Electrical and Computer Engineering
Parchments (Master of Applied Science; Doctor of Philosophy);
LARC 553 (3) Green Network Planning;
LARC 590 (3) Graduate Project Part I;
S ALA>Master of Landscape Architecture>Degree Requirements
Arts
JRNL 527 (3) Internship
Education
LLED 559 (3) Early Literacies with Digital Technologies and Media;
G+PS>Degree Programs>Media and Technology Studies Education;
KIN 515 (3) Gap Analysis
Forestry
G+PS>Degree Programs>Forestry>Master of International Forestry>Program Requirements
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
New and revised courses:
CHEM 208
(3)
CHEM 211
(4)
CHEM 218
(3)
CHEM 245
(1)
CHEM 300
(3)
CHEM 318
(3)
CHEM 327
(3)
CHEM 329
(1)
CHEM 419
(1)
Coordination Chemistry;
Introduction to Chemical Analysis;
Fundamentals of Reactivity in Inorganic Chemistry;
Intermediate Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory;
Communicating Chemistry;
Principles of Catalysis; CHEM 319 (1) Practical Skills for Chemical Research;
Introduction to Materials Chemistry;
Research Ethics and Data Analysis Skills;
Establishing a Career in Chemical Research
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Appendix D: Awards Report
New Awards:
ABORIGINAL Student Award in Forestry - Three awards of $3,000 each are offered
annually to Aboriginal undergraduate students in the Faculty of Forestry who are in good
academic standing. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated a strong commitment
to their studies and/or who have had to overcome significant adversity in the pursuit of their
university education. These awards are made possible through the support of a private foundation
with the intent of increasing the number of Aboriginal forestry professionals. The awards are
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry, in consultation with the First Nations
House of Learning. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Professor Bonnie J. CRAIG Award in Dentistry - A $1,000 award is offered annually by the
Faculty of Dentistry in recognition of Professor Bonnie J. Craig and her extraordinary dedication
and teaching within the Dental Hygiene Program. The award is offered to a second or third year
student enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Degree Program who demonstrates leadership within
their class. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry. (First Award
Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
DEPARTMENT of Statistics Award in Data Science - A $1,000 award is offered annually to
an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated initiative, creativity and other
outstanding contributions in the field of data science. The award is made on the recommendation
of the Department of Statistics in the Faculty of Science and, in the case of a graduate student, in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in
the 2014/2015 Winter Session)
Christina and Alan EASTWOOD Scholarship in Land and Food Systems - A $1,000
scholarship has been made available through an endowment established by Christina and Alan
Eastwood for a student in the 3r year of undergraduate studies in Land and Food Systems with
an interest in sustainable food systems. Christina and Alan are now retired from careers as a
medical technologist and an economist respectively, and have decades of experience in growing
food organically for themselves and friends. They have long recognized the need for a more
organic, less toxic, commercial food system. They hope this award will encourage young people
to pursue sustainable alternatives to conventional agriculture. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. (First Award Available in the
2015/16 Winter Session)
FOUR YEAR FELLOWSHIPS (4YF) Tuition Award - Recipients of Four Year Fellowships
(4YF) may, depending on other funding held by the student, receive a 4YF-funded tuition
award. The awards are made on the recommendation of the recipient's graduate program in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in
the 2015 Summer Session)
FUTURE ACHIEVERS International UBC Entrance Scholarship - A scholarship of $2,600
is made available through an endowment established by Professors Yves and Cynthia Bled to an
international student entering UBC in their first year who demonstrates a combination of
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exceptional academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. Preference is given to
members of Future Achievers International, and recipients are encouraged to act as campus
ambassadors for the program. Future Achievers International supports, stimulates, and reinforces
young future leaders around the world by supporting scholarships and programming that
encourage thinking that changes the world. The award is made on the recommendation of the
International Student Initiative Office. (First Award Available in the 2015/16 Winter Session)
GIRODAY Family Scholarship in Law - A $3,000 scholarship is offered annually by the
Giroday family to a UBC Faculty of Law student in the JD program with high academic
achievement in litigation or high achievement in one of the competitive moots.  Shirley E.
Giroday (JD, 1955), her late husband Michael R. Giroday (JD, 1957), and their sons Patrick J
Giroday (LLB, 1987) and M. Ian Giroday (LLB, 1987) are all graduates of UBC's Faculty of
Law with careers in litigation. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Law. (First Award Available in the 2015/16 Winter Session)
Dr. Pommy HALLEN Bursary in Dentistry - A $1,000 bursary is offered annually by Dr.
Pommy S. Hallen to a student in the Faculty of Dentistry in the third or fourth year of the
undergraduate program. Dr. Pommy Hallen is a local endodontist and an alumnus of UBC
Dentistry, who wishes to support dental students in financial need. Adjudication is made by
Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
INTERNATIONAL LEADER OF TOMORROW Bursary - living costs - Bursaries ranging
in value up to the full cost of the student's living costs are offered upon recommendation by the
International Student Initiative to continuing international undergraduate students who were
previously awarded the International Leader of Tomorrow Award and continue to demonstrate
financial need but do not meet the Senate's academic criteria for a continuing award. The value
of each bursary will depend on the applicant's financial circumstances. The bursary may be
renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion,
whichever is less, provided the recipient remains an international student on a valid Canadian
study permit. Bursary recipients will have their situations reviewed annually by their Faculty as
well as Enrolment Services regarding both academic progress and financial need.
INTERNATIONAL LEADER OF TOMORROW Bursary - tuition - Bursaries ranging in
value up to the full annual cost of the student's academic program tuition and fees are offered
upon recommendation by the International Student Initiative to continuing international
undergraduate students who were previously awarded the International Leader of Tomorrow
Award and continue to demonstrate financial need but do not meet the Senate's academic criteria
for a continuing award. The value of each bursary will depend on the applicant's financial
circumstances. The bursary may be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate
study or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided the recipient remains an international
student on a valid Canadian study permit. Bursary recipients will have their situations reviewed
annually by their Faculty as well as Enrolment Services regarding both academic progress and
financial need.
Cody LLED Graduate Student Emergency Award - An annual emergency award fund
totalling $5,000 is available, through an anonymous gift to graduate students of the Faculty of
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Education's Language and Literacy Education Department (LLED). The fund was established to
assist graduate students 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. Candidates must
demonstrate that all other possible sources of support have been explored before an application
will be considered. All requests are determined on a case-by-case basis and require the
recommendation by the Department Head of LLED in consultation with the Head's Advisory
Committee, with input from other faculty as needed. Awards are made on the recommendation
of the Department of Language and Literacy Education. (First Award Available in the 2014/2015
Winter Session)
Dr. Michael MACENTEE Bursary in Dentistry - A $1,000 bursary is offered annually by
UBC Dentistry in honour of Professor Dr. Michael I. MacEntee, who chaired the Division of
Prosthodontics at UBC and established the ELDERS (Elders' Link with Dental Education,
Research and Service) Group, thereby advancing the teaching and research mission of UBC with
a focus on the oral health needs of elders. The bursary is offered to a student in the Faculty of
Dentistry in the first, second or third year of the undergraduate program. Adjudication is made
by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Mary OH Memorial Entrance Bursary in Law - A $1,000 bursary is offered annually to a
UBC Faculty of Law student entering their first year of the JD program. The bursary is in
memory of Mary Oh, a former UBC student. Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services. (First
Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Raja ROSENBLUTH Award for Women in Biological Sciences - A $5,000 award is offered
annually by Raja Rosenbluth for a female graduate student studying in the field of Biological
Sciences. This award is in honour of Raja Rosenbluth's long career in the area of Biological
Sciences, and recognizes her research, mentorship and guidance of many graduate students with
whom she worked. For many years, Raja was one of the very few women in the field of genetics,
and it is to be hoped that the recipient of this award will blaze new trails in the area of Biological
Sciences. The term "Biological Sciences' is intentionally broad to include diverse areas within
the Faculty of Science comprising but not limited to: Biology, Biochemistry Genetics,
Genomics, Molecular Biology, Bioinformation, Ecology and Zoology. This award is for a female
graduate student who has shown success in her previous studies and where such an award will
significantly help her to pursue her career in the Biological Sciences. The awards are made on
the recommendation of the Faculty of Science, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
UBC LAW RUGBY Award - Two $1,000 awards are offered annually by alumni and
supporters of the UBC Faculty of Law's rugby club. These awards are offered to students
entering their second or third year of the JD program who have shown significant leadership as
members of the club. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated outstanding
academic achievement. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law.
Students must apply for this award. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
G. Gary RUNKA Award in Agricultural Soil Science - A $1,000 award has been made
available through an endowment established by family, professional colleagues and friends of
Gary Runka for an undergraduate or graduate student in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.
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The recipient must be in good academic standing and engaged in field studies of soils or land use
and their interpretation for the wide range of land and water uses that impact agriculture.
Preference will be given to a candidate whose field project focuses on biophysical information
and land capability/suitability interpretation, mentoring and field knowledge transfer amongst
professionals in the soil sciences and/or enhances the contribution of agriculture to building
sustainable rural communities. This award is intended to honour G. Gary Runka [BSc. Ag
(Soils), 1961] whose contribution to land inventory, agriculture, natural resource management
and land use planning helped shape BC land use policy over five decades. Gary was dedicated to
the use of field knowledge as the basis for understanding and resolving land and water use
issues. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and,
in the case of a graduate student, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies. (First Award Available in the 2015/16 Winter Session)
STEVENS Bursary - A $1,000 bursary is offered annually by Patricia Stevens to an
undergraduate student who has completed their first year of studies, with preference given to
students in the Sciences. Patricia Stevens established this bursary to honor the Stevens family,
particularly Joan and Lloyd Stevens who strongly encouraged and supported their two children -
Gary and Patricia - to attend university, understanding the importance and value of an education
throughout one's life. Without their assistance, both financial and emotional, their children
would not have been able to attend post-secondary education. Joan and Lloyd met in Prince
Rupert, where they lived and raised their children. Lloyd had a commercial refrigeration business
and Joan ran its business office. On retirement, they moved to Oliver in the sunny Okanagan.
Although neither had attended university, both felt strongly that their children should. Always
supportive of community, Joan and Lloyd gave back in many ways. In keeping with family
tradition, this bursary is offered to assist an undergraduate student in need of financial assistance.
Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter
Session)
David TARRANT Academic Achievement Award - An award up to $1,250 has been made
available through an endowment established by the University's Friends of the UBC Botanical
Garden, friends and colleagues in honour of David Tarrant and his many contributions to the
University's Botanical Garden. The award will be provided to the student in the highest
academic standing in the Horticultural Training Program. Awards are made on the
recommendation of the Program Director and Director of the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre
for Plant Research. (First Award Available in the 2015/16 Winter Session)
David TARRANT Most Improved Award - An award up to $750 has been made available
through an endowment established by the University's Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden,
friends and colleagues in honour of David Tarrant and his many contributions to the University's
Botanical Garden. The award will be provided to the student demonstrating the most
improvement throughout the duration of the Horticultural Training Program. Awards are made
on the recommendation of the Program Director and Director of the UBC Botanical Garden and
Centre for Plant Research. (First Award Available in the 2015/16 Winter Session)
Dr. Joanne WALTON Award in Dentistry - A $1,000 award is offered annually by the
Faculty of Dentistry in honor of Dr. Joanne Walton, whose extraordinary dedication to teaching
and research has been instrumental in the continued success and mission of UBC Dentistry. The
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award is offered to a third or fourth year DMD student who shows academic excellence and a
proficiency in the area of prosthodontics. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Dentistry. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Donald WEHRUNG International Student Bursary - living costs - Bursaries ranging in
value up to the full annual cost of the student's living costs are offered upon recommendation by
the International Student Initiative to continuing international undergraduate students who were
previously awarded the Donald Wehrung International Student Award and continue to
demonstrate financial need but do not meet the Senate's academic criteria for a continuing
award. The value of each bursary will depend on the applicant's financial circumstances. The
bursary may be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree
completion, whichever is less, provided the recipient remains an international student on a valid
Canadian study permit. Bursary recipients will have their situations reviewed annually by their
Faculty as well as Enrolment Services regarding both academic progress and financial need.
Donald WEHRUNG International Student Bursary - tuition - Bursaries ranging in value up
to the full annual cost of the student's academic program tuition and fees are offered upon
recommendation by the International Student Initiative to continuing international undergraduate
students who were previously awarded the Donald Wehrung International Student Award and
continue to demonstrate financial need but do not meet the Senate's academic criteria for a
continuing award. The value of each bursary will depend on the applicant's financial
circumstances. The bursary may be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate
study or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided the recipient remains an international
student on a valid Canadian study permit. Bursary recipients will have their situations reviewed
annually by their Faculty as well as Enrolment Services regarding both academic progress and
financial need.
Previously-Approved Awards with Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
#7964 Old Boy/Girl Network Bursary - Bursaries totaling $2,950 have been made available
through an endowment established by a number of MBA alumni to support students in the MBA
or MScB Business Administration programs who are single parents, recognizing the difficulties
of being single parents and students. If no suitable candidates are found, the award will be held
over and utilized in a subsequent year.
Why and how amended: Change recommended by Enrolment Services to ensure an
eligible candidate for this award.  The award hasn 't been awarded since 2007 due to
specific year of study being part of the criteria for the award.  The recommended change
is to open the award up to single parents in any year of their MBA or MSC studies, thus
making the award awardable.
#6456 Four Year Fellowships (4YF) For Doctoral Students - Fellowships, whose value may
be up to $18,000 (adjusted for inflation) plus tuition per year, are offered by UBC to full-time
doctoral students for up to four years of their doctoral program. Continued Fellowship support is
subject to satisfactory academic progress. Students who receive Tri-Agency or other prestigious
external awards must accept those awards. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
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recipient's graduate program in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies.
Why and how amended: The revised wording reflects changes in the 4YFprogram since
it was first established in 2009 Summer Session. Graduate and Postdoctoral studies
currently assign both stipend and tuition funding under a single award number (#6456)
for the 4YF program. To provide students with a clearer understanding of their funding
and to separate the two funding streams administratively, the Faculty would like to use
the existing 4YF award (#6456) for the stipend funding only, and use the new award for
the tuition portion of the fellowship.

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