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Office of the Senate
Brock Hall | 2016 - 1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Phone 604 822 5239
Fax 604 822 5945
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 28 FEBRUARY 2018
Attendance
Present: Dr S. Ono (Chair), Dr K Ross (Secretary), Dr P. Adebar, Mr T. Ahmed, Ms J. Booth,
Ms S. Brar, Ms D. Coulbourn,Mr K. Doering, Dr S. Forwell, Mr J. Gattinger, DrJ. Gilbert, DrV.
Greiss, Ms M. Grist, Mr S. Haffey, Dr P. Harrison, Dean R. Helsley, Mr M. Holmes, Dean J.
Innes, Dr A. Ivanov, Prof. C. Jaeger, Dr P. Keown, Dr M. Koehoorn, Dr C. Krebs, Dr M. Kuus,
Mr D. Lam, Dr K. Lo, Dr D. MacDonald, Ms A. MacDougall, Dr M. MacDougall, Mr K.
Madill, Dr P. Marshall, Dr S. Matsui, Dr W. McKee, Mr B. McNulty, Ms S. Ngo, Dean J. Olson,
Ms S. Park, Ms S. Parker, Dean S. Peacock, Dean S. Porter, Mr M. Pratt, Dr T. Rogers, Mr Q.
Salehmohamed, Ms A. Shilling, Dr J. Shepherd, Prof. A. Sheppard, Dr S. Singh, Mr M. Stewart,
Dr A. Szeri, Dr R. Tees, Dr M. Thachuk, Dr S. Thorne, Dr R. Topping, Ms L. Wang, DeanR.
Yada
Regrets: Dean G. Averill, Dr R. Boushel, Dr H. Brock, Dr V. Bungay, Dr A. Collier, Dean M.
Coughtrie, Dean C. Dauvergne, Dr G. Faulkner, Dr A. Fisher, Dean B. Frank, Dr J. Greenman,
Chancellor L. Gordon, Dr C. Godwin, Dr M. Isaacson, Dean D. Kelleher, Dr A. Kindler, Dr P.
Meehan, Dr C. Nislow, Dr L. Stothers, Dr M. Upadhyaya
Clerk: Mr C. Eaton
Call to Order
The Chair of Senate, Dr Santa J. Ono, called the sixth regular meeting of the Vancouver Senate
for the 2017/2018 Academic Year to order at 6:04 pm.
Senate Membership
NEW MEMBER
The Registrar announced the appointment of James Olson as Dean of the Faculty of Applied
Science, replacing James Olson as Dean Pro Tempore of the Faculty of Applied Science,
effective 1 March 2018
Minutes of 17 January 2017
Carol Jaeger }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 17 January
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Corrections:
Mr Haffey was in attendance.
Prof. Sheppard not Dr Shepherd moved the
approval of the December 2017 Minutes.
Senator Wang prefers Ms not Mr.
Approved
Remarks from the Chair
Dr Ono noted that he had just returned from a productive trip to India where he met with
representatives of educational institutions, governments, and industry. In particular, he
highlighted meeting with the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), and indicated that two ITTs,
Chennai and Madras, have expressed their interest in having formal relationships with UBC for
pedagogy and research. Dr Ono noted that UBC is trying to play a leadership role for gender
equity in Indian higher education. In visiting institutions, the overwhelming maleness of their
students and faculty was evident (90% plus).To help address this, UBC faculties, including
Applied Science in particular, are working in different parts of India to encourage women and
girls to have an interest in STEM disciplines. The President noted that a frequent question asked
by Indian students is scholarship availability to study at UBC and hopefully the Blue and Gold
Campaign will help make more funding available to students, both domestic and international.
The President suggested that yesterday's Federal budget was very good news for universities,
including a 25% Increase for Tricouncil grants over 5 years and a funding increase and
stabilization for the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and to have a more diverse body
of researchers. Dr Ono noted that this is the largest increase in science and scholarship funding in
the history of Canada.
Dr Ono advised that later on today's agenda is the most recent draft of the strategic plan. He
noted that there has been lot of constructive feedback since the last strategic plan from both
internal and external stakeholders. UBC's Okanagan campus endorsed the strategic plan last
week, and the Administration's hope is that Vancouver would do the same after our discussion
tonight. We will take a structured approach to implementation, including metrics, annual
reporting to the Board, Senate, and community, and an easily referenced dashboard will be
developed to show progress.
The President expressed his thanks to the entire UBC community for their contributions.
Strategic Plan
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Dr Ono advised that distributed to Senate was penultimate draft of the strategic plan: Shaping
UBC's Next Century, and asked for discussion prior to considering a motion for endorsement.
Senator Holmes asked about endorsing an involving plan. Shouldn't we be approving a final
document?
Senator Szeri replied that we are still getting suggestions for added language, including
most recently from student government. Once people stop making suggestions then we
can stop making changes. If there are significant changes beyond what has already been
proposed, we would bring these back to you, but we hope that the Senate would allow for
editorial changes if discovered.
Senator Thorne asked, beyond typographical errors and fine-tuning, if we were hearing any
substantive concerns at this stage?
Dr Szeri replied no.
Senator Tees said that after endorsement he was hearted to hear that this would be an iterative
process and what he was looking for would be an endorsement in principle of the work so far.
Senator Holmes noted the frequent reference to the Indigenous Strategic Plan, a document that
does not yet exist. He reminded Senators that Senate was not approving this document in
principle, but in full.
The Provost said that the document refers to the Indigenous Strategic Plan it as a work in
progress.
Senator Holmes outlined his concerns that sexual violence had not been appropriately referenced
in the plan, and stated that that experts should inform this area.
Senator Doering asked for confirmation that metrics would be brought forward to the campus
and senate on an annual basis.
Senator Ngo said that she enjoyed reading the plan, finding it encouraging and visionary. She
expressed that we should make clear the impact of our alumni globally and improve the language
on Arts One.
The provost agreed to review and update that language.
Senator Singh expressed his appreciation for the sustainability language, but noted that the
undergraduate research section could be stronger. He suggested that the work of the Faculty of
Science in upper years could be built upon here. Secondly, he suggested the language around
sexual violence needed to be improved to make clear our priority towards the safety of our
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students.   Finally, he suggested that we should be strategic in addressing our past challenges
with governance head on.
The President agreed that undergraduate research needed to be addressed during
implementation, using resources and graduate student support as an example. He
suggested that we could emphasize that more. He confirmed that Senator Holmes'
comments regarding sexual violence would be incorporated. With referenced to
governance, Dr Ono noted that the Board is conducting their own governance review for
their operations.
Senator Singh replied said that it was beyond just governance; it was also a matter
of internal communications failures.
Senator Brar said that we would be endorsing the creation of the Indigenous Strategic Plan, but
would we commit to brining that plan to Senate for endorsement itself along with the wellbeing
plan and if so, when.
Dr Ono agreed that both the Indigenous and wellbeing plans needed to come forward to
Senate for endorsement but advised that he was not certain when drafts would be ready
for consideration.
Senator Doering said that digital technology should be ambitiously referenced in the plan.
Dr Ono said that he couldn't imagine a future where that wasn't the case for UBC.
Dr Tees said that much of these comments were about the future and implementation; at that
time, we'll have a reasonable opportunity to provide advice.
Richard Tees
Susan Forwell
}        That Senate endorse the strategic plan as
amended.
Approved
Candidates for Degrees
Ainsley MacDougall
John Shepherd
That the candidates for degrees as recommended
by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies be granted the degrees for which they
were recommended, effective February 2018, and
that a committee comprised of the Registrar, the
dean of the faculty and the Chair of the Vancouver
Senate be empowered to make any necessary
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adjustments.
Approved
Academic Policy Committee
Dr Paul Harrison, Chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee, presented.
Paul Harrison }        That Senate approved the proposed revisions to
Susan Porter the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
policies on membership in the Faculty and the
supervision of graduate students as set out in the
attached form.
Dr Harrison explained the nature of the proposed changes; housekeeping and accommodating
UBC Okanagan faculty supervising students with the approval of graduate programs.
Senator Thachuk asked if there was a reciprocal agreement with the Okanagan campus.
Senator Porter said that this was under development at the Okanagan campus.
Approved
Admissions Committee
Professor Carol Jaeger, Chair of the Senate Admissions Committee, presented.
BACHELOR OF DENTAL SCIENCE, DENTAL HYGIENE - REINSTATEMENT OF ADMISSION OF
DIRECT-ENTRY ADMISSION
MASTER OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHD? AND MASTER OF HEALTH LEADERSHD? AND POLICY
- ENGLISHLANGUAGE PROFICIENCY STANDARDS
MASTER OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHD? AND MASTER OF HEALTH LEADERSHD? AND POLICY
- TRANSFER
CREDIT
MASTER OF ENGINEERING- CHANGES IN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND TRANSFER
CREDIT POLICY
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GEOPHYSICS - CHANGES IN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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FACULTY OF LAND AND FOOD SYSTEMS - ADMISSION
Carol Jaeger }        That Senate approve the reinstatement of
Michael Pratt admissions to the Bachelor of Dental Science in
Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Admission
Option, revised admission requirements and
associated Calendar changes, effective for entry to
the 2019 Winter Session and thereafter;
That Senate approve changes in English language
proficiency requirements for admission to the
Master of Engineering Leadership (Advanced
Materials Manufacturing; Clean Energy
Engineering; Dependable Software Systems;
Green BioProducts; High Performance Building,
Integrated Water Management; Naval
Architecture and Marine Engineering; Smart Grid
Energy Systems; Urban Systems); and Master of
Health leadership and Policy (Clinical
Education; Senior Care) programs for entry to the
2018 Winter Session and thereafter;
That Senate approve the regulations for transfer
credit for students in the Master of Engineering
leadership (Advanced Materials Manufacturing;
Clean Energy Engineering; Dependable Software
Systems; Green BioProducts; Integrated Water
Management; Naval Architecture and Marine
Engineering; Smart Grid Energy Systems; Urban
Systems); and Master of Health leadership and
Policy (Clinical Education; Senior Care) for the
2017 Winter Session and thereafter;
That Senate approve Calendar changes to the
Calendar entry on Master of Engineering,
effective for the 2018 Winter Session and
thereafter;
That Senate approve changes in admission
requirements for applicants to the Master of
Science in Geophysics, effective for entry to the
2018 Winter Session and thereafter; and
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That Senate approve changes in admission and
readmission requirements for applicants to
undergraduate programs in the Faculty of land
and Food Systems, effective for admission to the
2018 Winter Session and thereafter.
Approved
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR FUNDING AND RESEARCH SUPPORT OF DOCTORAL
EXCHANGE STUDENTS BETWEEN UBC AND SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY
Carol Jaeger
Anthony Sheppard
That Senate approve and recommend to the
Council of Senates for approval the terms of the
affiliation between UBC and SUSTech, as set out
in the "Memorandum of Agreement for Funding
Support and Research Exchanges for UBC
Doctoral Students Between the College of
Engineering Southern University of Science and
Technology (SUSTech) and the Faculty of Applied
Science University of British Columbia.
NB: Senator Singh abstained from voting.
Approved
DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM OPTION - UBC MASTER OF MANAGEMENT AND YALE UNIVERSITY
MASTER OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES
Carol Jaeger
Michael Pratt
That Senate approve the proposed Calendar entry
on the Dual Degree Program Option: UBC
Master of Management/Yale University Master of
Management Studies; and
That Senate recommend to the Council of
Senates for approval the terms of the affiliation
between UBC and Yale University as set out in the
"Memorandum of Understanding Between Yale
University on Behalf of Its School of Management
and the University of British Columbia on Behalf
of the UBC Faculty of Commerce and Business
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Administration (doing business as the Sauder
School of Business).
NB: Senator Singh abstained from voting.
Approved
2018/2019 ENROLMENT TARGETS
Carol Jaeger }        That Senate approve and forward to the Board of
Anthony Sheppard Governors for approval the2018/2019 Enrolment
Targets, as per section 27 (2) (r) of the University
Act.
Senator Doering asked about the cost of educating more domestic students than we were paid for
by the Province.
The Provost replied that we didn't know the cost for these 5300 students because we
don't assign funded seats to specific programs.
With permission of Senate, Vice-Provost Pamela Ratner spoke, elaborating that an
answer to this question was a challenge because we don't have the dollar figure to
educate students in any given program. We are committed to educating as many domestic
students as we can so long as they have a quality education.
Senator Doering asked what the effect was on the budget for being overenrolled.
Dr Ross said that it was hard to completely hit 100%, so for domestic we aim to have
more.
Dean Helsley reminded Senator Doering that tuition was regulated by the Provincial
Government and Board of Governors.
Dr Ono said that it was very difficult to have exactly the right number of students attend
each program. We try to guess on yields. If we are off on the negative side, it can
negatively affect programs. It's laudable to admit as many people as we can.
Approved
NEW APPROACH TO HOLISTIC UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS - CALENDAR CHANGES ON
ADMISSION
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Carol Jaeger
Anthony Sheppard
That Senate approve proposed changes in
admission requirements for applicants to the
Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology and the
Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health
programs, effective for the 2019 Winter Session
and thereafter;
That Senate approve changes in admission
requirements for applicants presenting
International Baccalaureate and Advanced
Placement courses, effective for the 2019 Winter
Session and thereafter;
That Senate approve proposed amendments to
admission requirements and the UBC Academic
Calendar, as circulated; and
That Senate direct the Committee to re
port back with changes to Policy J-51:
Admission Based on Interim Grades for
Applicants following Canadian Extra-Provincial
Curricula Policy J-52.2 Admission for Secondary
School Applicants following the BC/Yukon
Curriculum, and Policy J-53: Course-specific
Minima for Secondary School Applicants no later
than the 16 May 2018 Senate meeting.
Approved
Agenda Committee
Mr Jakob Gattinger, Chair of the Senate Agenda Committee, presented for information the
Senate meeting dates for 2018/2019 pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (a):
Wednesday September 19, 2018
Wednesday October 17, 2018
Wednesday November 21, 2018
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Wednesday January 16, 2019
Wednesday February 13, 2019
Wednesday March 20, 2019
Wednesday April 17, 2019
Wednesday May 15,2019
Senator Gattinger noted that all of these dates followed the usual pattern of the 3rd Wednesday of
each month except for the February date, which was being moved forward a week to avoid
falling during reading break.
Awards Committee
The Chair of the Senate Awards Committee, Dr Lawrence Burr, presented.
See Appendix A: Awards Report
Lawrence Burr }        That Senate accept the awards as listed and
Sean Haffey forward them to the Board of Governors for
approval; and that letters of thanks be sent to the
donors.
Senator Thatckuk asked if Goldcorp was paying for the two awards listed under their name.
Senator Burr confirmed that they have agreed to pay for these awards for at least 3 years,
which is the minimum commitment we will accept for an annual award.
Senator Thatchuk asked why an external award would be approved by UBC
The Registrar replied that the awards were being administered by UBC and the funds
would be disbursed by UBC.
Senator Thatckuk asked if we had rules around editorial advertising for donors in awards,
suggesting that this would be endorsement by the University of this language.
Senator Burr noted that some people did get carried away and we tried to encourage to
cut that material as much as possible, but we do view some degree of descriptive
language in the body of the award. He added that that we have gone back in cases of
blatant advertising and we will not accept that sort of language.
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Senator Harrison agreed with Senator Thatchuk, suggesting that this material could be
dated and inaccurate in a few years.
Senator Thatchuk suggested that this could be taken as endorsement of a company and he
was uncomfortable with doing so.
Senator Burr confirmed that Senator Thatchuk has similar concerns with other awards.
Senator Keown did not agree with a concern regarding there being an issue in the award
language; suggesting that the language was factual.
Senator Holmes agreed it was factual but it this did not seem relevant to the award.
The Chair asked if a senator wished to refer the award back to the committee for review.
Senator Burr noted that this award wasn't out of line with others.
Senator Gattinger expressed a concern with referring the awards back as this could
potentially cost several mining students some generous financial support for next year.
Senator Burr confirmed that this was possible.
Senator Haffey said that these award terms didn't seem that atypical and was more neutral as a
few others being proposed.
Senator Krebs agreed that this didn't seem that different from other awards. We have a lot of
awards with corporation names attached to then.
Senator Thorne said that we are in the middle of a capital campaign to support our students and a
little self-aggrandizement was a reasonable price to pay; these did not seem past the line.
Senator Gattinger spoke in favour of approval, noting that Goldcorp was stating factual
information about itself.
Senator Jaeger agreed, noting we could change the language later if the facts changed.
Senator Singh note the school preference made in the David KS Sam bursary and asked if this
and matching funds were normal.
Senator Burr said that a school or location preference was fairly typical, but the matching
funds from UBC were more unusual. This was more towards the specific end but because
of the inclusion of anywhere from a Vancouver secondary school the award would have
no difficulty in being granted.
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The President noted the power of matching funds for donations as an important catalyst
for gifts. He noted the use of matching funds to address gender imbalance for awards for
scholar-athletes and help correct a historical imbalance.
Senator Burr confirmed for Senator Haffey that these were our first awards with a hashtag in the
title.
Senator Sallahmohamed noted that there was no course in the MD program dedicated to medical
microbiology so how the medical microbiology awards award would be assessed.
Senator Krebs said that all exam questions were tagged for subjects including medical
microbiology.
NB: Mark Thatchuk voted against the motion
Approved
Joint Reports of the Admission and Curriculum Committees
The Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Dr Peter Marshall Presented.
NEW PROGRAM: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN FOOD AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS
Peter Marshall }        That the new Bachelor of Science in Food and
Ainley MacDougall Resource Economics (FRE) degree program and
its associated new courses be approved.
Dr Marshall noted that this was an applied economics degree with science and business material.
The Faculty already has a successful masters program in this area.
Senator Harrison asked what the effect of this program be on undergrad enrolment.
With permission of Senate, Dr Seamen said that they did not expect a large increase in
students.
Approved
NEW PROGRAMS: MASTER OF SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MEDICAL PHYSICS
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Peter Marshall
Sarah Park
}        That the new Master of Medical Physics and the
Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Physics degree
program and its associated new course be
approved.
Dr Marshall commented that although a new name, this was not a new program area for UBC:
we've been teaching in this area since the 1950s.
Approved
NEW PROGRAM: MASTER OF URBAN FORESTRY LEARDERSHD?
Peter Marshall
Amber Shilling
}        That the new Master of Urban Forestry
(M. U.F.I.) degree program and its associated
new course code and new courses be approved
Dr Marshall noted that this was an area where UBC already had undergraduate programming.
Approved
Curriculum Committee
The Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Dr Peter Marshall, presented.
FEBRUARY CURRICULUM PROPOSALS
See Appendix B: Curriculum Report
Peter Marshall
Max Holmes
That the new courses, new course code, revised
courses, new minor, new major, new dual degree
programs, revised programs, and revised program
options, brought forward by the faculties of
Applied Science, Arts, Commerce and Business
Administration, Education, Forestry, and
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Applied
Science, Arts, Commerce and Business
Administration, Education, Forestry, Medicine
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and Science) and land and Food Systems be
approved.
Approved
Nominating Committee
The Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, Dr Richard Tees, presented.
MEMBERSHD? OF THE AD HOC COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY
Richard Tees }        That Peter Marshall, Anne Murphy, Santokh
Kevin Doering Singh, Jakob Gattinger (Student Member of
Senate), Marium Hamid (Student Member of
Senate), Sara-Jane Finlay, Paola Baca, Debra
Martel, Dorine Akwiri (Student), and Jeannie
Malone (Student) be appointed to the Ad Hoc
Committee on Academic Diversity and Inclusivity
until replaced.
Senator Thatchuk noted that the committee was perhaps not balanced for gender.
Several senators questioned the assumption of genders based upon names and appearances.
Senator Doering spoke in favour of the committee.
The Acting Secretary, Mr Eaton, noted an error in the distributed motion and advised that the
Nominating Committees recommendation was also to add Senator Thatchuk to the committee.
By general consent, the motion was amended to add Mark Thatchuk as a member.
Approved as
Amended
Reports from the Registrar
2018/2019 ACADEMIC YEAR
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Dr Kate Ross presented on the key dates in the next academic year; she noted that unfortunately
we would need to start term 2 on January 2nd as alternatives were not possible given constrants.
Senator Holmes asked if a Term 1 Reading break was possible next year.
Dr Ross replied that this was still being looked at by the Academic Policy Committee
CONFIRMATION OF EMAIL CONSENT TO NOMINATING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
Dr Ross confirmed for Senate that the following two resolution that were distributed by email on
8 February 2018 to all Senators had resulted in no objections and thus were considered approved:
That Dr Susan Forwell be appointed to the President's advisory Committee for the
Selection of a Vice-President Finance and Operations.
That Dr Sue Grayston be appointed to the President's advisory Committee for the
Selection of a Vice-President Development and Alumni Engagement.
Other Business
Senator Doering spoke to a document (Senate 2020) distributed by the student members of
Senate that spoke to their priorities over this triennium. He noted that the goal of this document
was to inform student and Senate of student initiatives, and that the Administration and Senate
were already working towards many of these goals.
Dr Ono thanked the students for the document and the students' work.
Senator Thachuk said it was well written and he was much in agreement with it; he asked if the
students had a way of prioritizing their goals?
Senator Doering said that he wasn't comfortable answering that without speaking with
his colleagues.
Senator Krebbs asked if this could be looked at by the relevant committees.
The President said we'd make sure it was brought to the committees.
In reply to a question, Mr Eaton advised that term limits were instituted for the Board of
Governors in the University Act as part of the Duff-Berdahl Report implementation but a
deliberate decision was made to not extend that to the Senate as continuity was viewed as
integral to its operations and unlike the mostly-appointed Board, a majority of the Senate was
elected.
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Approved
Adjournment
Seeing no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm.
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Appendix A: Awards Report
NEW A WARDS - ENDO WED
John C. Armstrong, QC Bursary in Law
Bursaries totalling $2,000 have been made available through an endowment established by John
Armstrong, QC, along with matching funds from the University of British Columbia, to JD
students studying in the Peter A. Allard School of Law. John is an alumnus of the Allard School
of Law class of 1964. The bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First award
available in the 2018/19 winter session.)
Patrick and Beryl Campbell Centennial Leaders Award
A $20,000 renewable entrance award has been made available through an endowment
established by the Patrick and Beryl Campbell Charitable Trust, along with matching funds from
the University of British Columbia, to undergraduate students entering university directly from
secondary school or transferring from another post-secondary institution to an undergraduate
program of study. Recipients are academically qualified Canadian citizens or permanent
residents of Canada, with preference to students who would not be able to attend UBC without
financial assistance. In addition to academic merit, consideration is given to leadership skills,
community service and recognized extra-curricular achievement. Subject to continued academic
standing, the awards will be renewed for a further three years of study or until the first
undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). As an engineer, UBC
alumnus Patrick David Campbell (BASc 1947) enjoyed a career that took him from construction
sites in remote corners of the world to the role of president of an international pipeline company.
Pat and his wife, Beryl, recognized that education provides a foundation for success, and so
made a commitment to support accessible education through their philanthropic trust. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Committee.
(First award available in the 2018/19 winter session.)
Katie and Frank Chang Memorial Prize in Brain Health
Prizes totalling $1,000 are made available through an endowment established by family and
friends in memory of Katie and Frank Chang. The prizes recognize graduating MD students with
a strong academic record who plan to pursue brain health as a part of their postgraduate training.
The prizes are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine. (First award available in
the 2018/19 winter session.)
Dennis and Daphne Martin Bursary in Engineering
Bursaries totalling $2,000 have been made available through an endowment established by
Daphne Martin, along with matching funds from the University of British Columbia, to students
studying engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science. Dennis Martin studied Geological
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Engineering at UBC (BASc 1973) and went on to receive his MSc (1978) and PhD (1993) from
Imperial College in London, England. He became internationally renowned as a consultant
engineer, particularly for his work in slope stability, and was a major supporter of UBC's
Geological Engineering program as a teacher and mentor. His wife, Daphne, received a BA
(Econ.) from UBC in 1972. The bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First award
available in the 2018/19 winter session.)
Djavad Mowafaghian Presidential Scholar Award
Two renewable awards of $20,000 each per year, totalling up to $80,000 per student over four
years have been made available through an endowment established by the Djavad Mowafaghian
Foundation, for domestic students of academic distinction entering an undergraduate program at
UBC directly from secondary schools, or transferring directly from other colleges and
universities, in Canada or abroad. Criteria for these entrance awards include demonstrated
academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school. Subject to
maintaining scholarship standing, the award will be renewed for a further three years of study or
until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). The award is
made on the recommendation of Enrolment Services. (First award available in the 2018/19
winter session.)
David K.S. Sam Bursary
Bursaries totalling $2,220 have been made available through an endowment established in
memory of David K.S. Sam (BComm 1982) by his wife Melinda, their two children Samantha
and Joshua, and family friends, along with matching funds from the University of British
Columbia, for undergraduate students entering UBC who demonstrate financial need. Having
immigrated to Canada in his early childhood with few resources, David was always grateful for
having been given the opportunity to establish a successful career in finance with Toronto
Dominion Bank. It was always in David's heart to help others, especially young people who
needed what he called a "hand up, not a hand out." He was a humble, kind and gentle soul who
was beloved by all who knew him. Preference in descending order will be given to graduates of
the following high schools: John Oliver Secondary, Eric Hamber Secondary, or a Vancouver
School Board high school. The bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First award
available in 2018/19 winter session.)
NEW A WARDS - ANNUAL
Chartered Professional Accountants' Education Foundation Tom Kennedy Memorial
Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship is offered annually in memory of Tom Kennedy to an outstanding student
entering their fourth year in the Accounting Option of the Sauder School of Business. The
recipient must express an intent to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). The
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award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First award available
in the 2018/19 winter session.)
Chartered Professional Accountants' Education Foundation Lam A. Milne Memorial
Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship is offered annually in memory of Lam A. Milne to an outstanding student
entering their fourth year in the Accounting Option of the Sauder School of Business. The
recipient must express an intent to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). The
award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First award available
in the 2018/19 winter session.)
Goldcorp #DisruptMining Award
Three awards of $10,000 each are offered annually by Goldcorp to undergraduate and graduate
students in the Faculty of Applied Science who have demonstrated an interest in fostering growth
in innovation and disruptive thinking with the potential to benefit the global mining industry.
Preference is given to students who are executing a project and/or pursuing research that
addresses the challenges faced by the mining industry. These challenges can include increasing
the long-term pipeline for metal and mining projects, enhancing production, lowering costs,
strengthening safety, enhancing stakeholder support, reducing environmental footprint,
facilitating open and transparent markets, and others. Goldcorp is a senior gold producer based
out of Vancouver. The company has six mines and four development projects, employing over
15,000 people across the Americas. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty
of Applied Science, and in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available in the 2018/19 winter session.)
Goldcorp #DisruptMining Leadership Award
A $20,000 award is offered annually by Goldcorp to an undergraduate or graduate student in the
Faculty of Applied Science who demonstrates leadership skills by engaging in industry events,
student activities and/or projects that address challenges faced by the mining industry. These
challenges can include increasing the long-term pipeline for metal and mining projects,
enhancing production, lowering costs, strengthening safety, enhancing stakeholder support,
reducing environmental footprint, facilitating open and transparent markets, and others.
Preference is given to First Nations, Inuit, or Metis students of Canada. Goldcorp is a senior gold
producer based out of Vancouver. The company has six mines and four development projects,
employing over 15,000 people across the Americas. The award is made on the recommendation
of the Faculty of Applied Science, and in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available in the 2018/19 winter
session.)
Goldcorp Women in Mining Engineering Award
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A $20,000 award is offered annually by Goldcorp to a female student enrolled in the Bachelor of
Applied Science program in Mining Engineering. The recipient of this award will demonstrate
academic excellence, disruptive thinking, and leadership skills inspiring the next generation of
global mining innovators. Goldcorp is a senior gold producer based out of Vancouver. The
company has six mines and four development projects, employing over 15,000 people across the
Americas. The award is made on the recommendation of the head of the Department of Mining
Engineering. (First award available in the 2018/19 winter session.)
Minerva BC Champions for Women in Engineering Bursary
Bursaries totalling $10,000 are offered annually, through a partnership between the Minerva
Foundation for BC Women and the Faculty of Applied Science, to support undergraduate female
engineering students in any department or program who demonstrate financial need. Preference
will be given to (1) First Nations, Inuit or Metis women of Canada or (2) single mothers. The
Minerva BC Champions include the following individuals and their families, who have made the
elevation of women in leadership through education the hallmark of their legacy: Jacqueline
Frewin, Janet Fleck Ladner, Jocelyne Bourassa, Randy Sung, Suzanne Lee, Thomas Kinloch, the
Harrison Buitenhuis family, and the Rix family. The bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment
Services. (First Award Available 2018/19 Winter Session).
PREVIOUSLY APPROVED A WARDS WITH CHANGES IN TERMS OR FUNDING SOURCE
7332 - Peter M. Lansdorp Bursary
Proposed Award Description
A bursary of Bursaries totalling $12,200 has been endowed have been made available through an
endowment established by Professor Dr. Peter M. Lansdorp through his company, Camosun
Biotechnology Inc., for a students in any year or Faculty who is are in need of financial
assistance to begin or continue his or her their post-secondary education, in amount(s) no less
than the recipients' tuition for the year.
Rationale for Proposed Changes
At the request of the donor, the award description is being revised to reflect Dr.
lansdorp's preference to provide bursaries that are no less than one year's tuition to
benefit multiple students as the principal of the endowment continues to grow.
3290 - Medical Microbiology Prize
Proposed Award Description
A $800 prize has been endowed by the Division of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine.
The prize is offered awarded to the MD student attaining the highest standing in FMED 101
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(Host Defense) medical microbiology and is made on the recommendation of the Department of
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Rationale for Proposed Changes
In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Enrolment Services, the criteria for
student selection has been revised to account for changes to curriculum as FMED 401 no
longer exists.
5143 - Go Global Self-Initiated Research Award
Proposed Award Description
Awards valued up to $2,000 each are offered to domestic undergraduate and international UBC
students participating in recognized student activities through self-initiated international research
placements arranged by Go Global. Awards are made on the recommendation of the Go Global
International Learning Programs.
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The award description is being updated to reflect that this award is available to domestic
and international undergraduate and graduate students.
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Appendix B: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCDZNCE
New course
PLAN 341 (3) Smart Cities: Concepts, Methods and Design.
FACULTY OF ARTS
New courses and revised academic regulations
ASIA 323 (3) History of Cantonese Worlds;
HIST 377 (3) History of Cantonese Worlds;
ENGL 247 (3) Television Studies;
ENGL 248 (3) Mystery and Detective Fiction;
ENGL 327 (3-6) d Cognitive Approaches to the Study of Meaning;
ENGL 365 (3-6) d Modernist Literature;
ASIA 312 (3) Buddhism in Korea;
ASIA 345 (3) Chinese Film Classics;
ASIA 407 (3) North Korea in Historical Context;
ARTH 381 (3) The Artist in the World;
ENGL 334 (3-6) d Literature and the Archive;
ENGL 335 (3-6) d Digital Humanities;
ENGL 336 (3-6) d Print Culture and Media Studies;
ENGL 337 (3-6) d Text and Image;
ENGL 338 (3-6) d Literature and Science;
ENGL 339 (3-6) d Trauma and Memory: Literature, Performance and Theory;
ENGL 360 (3-6) d Early Canadian Writing;
ENGL 370 (3-6) d Literatures and Cultures of Africa and the Mddle East;
ENGL 379 (3-6) d Migrations, Movements, and Transnational Networks in Literary and Cultural
Production;
GEOG313 (3) Environmental Justice and Social Change;
GEOG 314 (3) Analysing Environmental Problems;
POLI 379 (3/6) d China in World Politics;
POLI 424 (3/6) d Ethics in Democratic Politics;
AC AM 250 (3) Asian Canadians in Popular Culture;
GRSJ 315 (3) Critical Racial Theories;
GRSJ 316 (3) Queer and Trans of Colour Theorizing;
GRSJ 415 (3) Critical Racial and Anti-Colonial Feminist Approaches;
BIE>Academic Regulations.
FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Revised program option, new and revised courses
UBC Bachelor of Commerce Dual Degree with Sciences Po Program Option;
COEC 294 (3) Managerial Accounting;
COMM 294 (3) Managerial Accounting.
FACULTY OF FORESTRY
New dual degree programs, program option and new courses
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Dual Degree Program in Forest Sciences and Education;
Dual Degree Program in Natural Resources Conservation and Education; Land One Cohort Option;
FRST 101 (3) Principles of Microeconomics for Forestry and Land and Food Systems;
FRST 110 (3) Land One: First-year Integrative Seminar;
FRST 150 (3) Scholarly Writing and Argumentation in Forestry;
WOOD 488 (3) Wood Products Design and Development I;
WOOD 489 (3) Wood Products Design and Development II;
UFOR 101 (3) Urban Forest Inventory and Assessment;
UFOR 201 (3) Introduction to Urban Forest Design;
UFOR 316 (3) Trees and Shrubs in Landscape;
UFOR 495 (3) Biodiversity in Urban Areas.
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
Applied Science
New courses
APSC 520 (6)
APSC 521 (6)
APSC 522 (6)
Co-op Work Term I;
Co-op Work Term II;
Co-op Work Term III
Arts
New course code and new courses
COLX Computational Linguistics;
COLX 521 (1) Corpus Linguistics;
COLX 523 (1) Advanced Corpus Linguistics;
COLX 525 (1) Computational Morphology;
COLX 527 (1) Advanced Computational Morphology;
COLX 531 (1) Machine Translation;
COLX 533 (1) Advanced Machine Translation;
COLX 535 (1) Parsing for Computational Linguistics;
COLX 561 (1) Computational Semantics;
COLX 563 (1) Advanced Computational Semantics;
COLX 565 (1) Sentiment Analysis;
COLX 581 (1) Natural Language Processing for Low-Resource Languages;
COLX 585 (1) Trends in Computational Linguistics;
COLX 595 (6) Capstone Project;
POLI 567 (3/6) d Norms and Ethics in World Politics
Commerce and Business Administration
New courses
BAEN 548 (1.5) Social Entrepreneurship;
BAEN 549 (1.5) Innovation and Sustainability;
BAFI 519 (1.5) Topics in Investment Management;
BAHR 517 (1.5) Business Communications;
BASM 510 (1.5) Consulting Simulation
Education
New course
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EDCP 533 (3) Health, Outdoor and Physical Experiential Education Curriculum, Pedagogy and Place
in the Elementary School
Medicine
New courses
BIOC 552 (1.5) Membrane Proteins;
BIOC 553 (1.5 credits) Advanced Topics in Lipid Biology;
BIOC 554 (1.5) Nucleic Acids: DNA/RNA Structure and Function;
BIOC 555 (1.5) Epigenetics;
BIOC 557 (1.5) Advanced Topics in Biochemistry;
BIOC 558 (1.5) Advanced Topics in Protein Chemistry I;
BIOC 559 (1.5) Advanced Topics in Protein Chemistry II;
BIOC 560 (1.5) Computational Approaches in Biochemistry.
Science
New program option
Master of Data Science Computational Linguistic Option
FACULTY OF LAND AND FOOD SYSTEMS
New program options, new minor, new major, and new courses
Land One Cohort Option;
LFS 110 (3) Land One: First-year Integrative Seminar;
LFS 101 (3) Principles of Mcroeconomics with Applications to Land and Food Systems;
Mnor in Fermentations; Sustainable Agriculture and Environment Major;
GRS 300 (3) Global Water and Energy Nexus
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