Open Collections

UBC Publications

UBC Publications

UBC Publications

[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 2000-03-22

Item Metadata


JSON: senmin-1.0390122.json
JSON-LD: senmin-1.0390122-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): senmin-1.0390122-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: senmin-1.0390122-rdf.json
Turtle: senmin-1.0390122-turtle.txt
N-Triples: senmin-1.0390122-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: senmin-1.0390122-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

 The University  of  British  Columbia
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Present: President M. C. Piper (Chair), Vice-President B. C. McBride, Dean F. S. Abbott, Dr. P.
Adebar, Mr. B. Affleck, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dean J. Blom, Mr. P. T. Burns, Ms. E. J. Caskey,
Mr. T. C. Y. Chan, Mr. A. Chui, Ms. J. Dennie, Mr. E. Fidler, Dr. D. Fisher, Dr. J. H. V. Gilbert,
Dr. R. Goldman-Segall, Dr. D. Granot, Dean F. Granot, Dr. S. W. Hamilton, Dr. P. E. Harding,
Ms. L. Hewalo, Ms. J. Hutton, Dr. C. Jillings, Dr. D. D. Kitts, Mr. J. Kondopulos, Dr. B. S. Lalli,
Dr. V. LeMay, Mr. T. P. T. Lo, Mr. R. W. Lowe, Dr. M. MacEntee, Mr. S. MacLachlan, Dr. P. L.
Marshall, A/Dean J. A. McLean, Mr. W. B. McNulty, Dean D. Muzyka, Dr. P. N. Nemetz, Mr.
V. Pacradouni, Dr. G. N. Patey, Dr. T. F. Pedersen, Dr. J. Perry, Dr. W. J. Phillips, Mr. A. Potluri,
Dean M. Quayle, Ms. C. Quinlan, Dr. V. Raoul, Dr. H. J. Rosengarten, Dean N. Sheehan, Dr. D.
Sjerve, Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Dr. B. Stelck, Dr. R. C. Tees, Dr. J. R. Thompson, Dean pro tem. A.
Tully, Mr. D. R. Verma, Dr. W. C. Wright, Jr., Dr. R. A. Yaworsky.
Regrets: Dr. W. L. Sauder (Chancellor), Dr. R. W. Blake, Mr. P. T. Brady, Dr. H. M. Burt, Dean
J. A. Cairns, Mr. H. D. Gray, Mr. E. Greathed, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Rev. T. J. Hanrahan, Dr. J.
Helliwell, Dean M. Isaacson, Dean M. Klawe, Dr. S. B. Knight, Ms. P. Liu, Dr. D. M. Lyster, Dr.
W. R. McMaster, Ms. V. G. Mirehouse, Ms. L. Morton, Mr. G. Podersky-Cannon, Mr. H. Poon,
Dr. K. Schonert-Reichl, Mr. A. F. Sheppard, Dr. C. Shields, Ms. K. Sonik, Mr. J. E. Sookero, Ms.
L. M. Sparrow, Mr. D. Tompkins, Mr. J. Tsui, Dr. D. Ll. Williams, Dean E. H. K. Yen
The President welcomed visitors attending the meeting, including staff from the University
Library and student representatives-elect to Senate.
Vol. 1999/2000 12361
 Vancouver Senate 12362
Minutes of March 22,2000	
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Prof. Burns pointed out that the first word of the last line on page 12346 should read
"open-textured," rather than "open-texted."
Dr. Tees l        That the minutes of the meeting of February
Dean pro tem. Tully J       -23, 2000 be adopted as amended.
Chair's Remarks and Related Questions
The President described an event held on February 22, 2000 to recognize 135 authors
from UBC for their works published in 1999. It was an acknowledgment of the depth and
range of scholarship at UBC, and a tribute to each of the authors and to the University.
The President reported that the federal government had recently delivered its budget for
the 2000/01 fiscal year. The budget included some significant announcements which
would have implications for UBC, including:
• $900 million in additional funding for the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
This new funding brought the total value of the Foundation to approximately $2
billion. UBC's approximate portion of $90 million was to be matched by the
provincial government and other sources, for a total of approximately $225
million in new research infrastructure funding over the following three to five
• $10 million in annual funding for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council (SSHRC). Although the amount was relatively small, SSHRC was the only
federal granting council to receive a funding increase. This signified interest on
behalf of the federal government in supporting the social sciences and the
humanities and would have implications for UBC's ability to lobby for increased
funding in these areas.
• 2000 chairs to be funded through the 21st Century Chairs for Research Excellence
Program, though funding for only 1200 chairs had been promised in the Speech
from the Throne. Canadian universities would receive a total of $300 million once
all of these chairs had been implemented. UBC's approximate allocation would be
$25-$30 million.
 Vancouver Senate 12363
Minutes of March 22,2000	
Certificates of Appreciation
• $160 million for Genome Canada. One of Genome Canada's five centres was to be
located in Vancouver.
• $200 million over five years for the Tri-Universities Meson Facility (TRIUMF).
• $100 million for research in environmental technologies, including $60 million for
climate change research.
• $2.5 billion in one-time transfer payments to the provinces. In contrast to the
restrictions on transfer payments for the 1999/2000 fiscal year, provinces were
permitted to use some of these funds for post-secondary education.
The provincial budget was to be presented on Monday, March 27. President Piper had
recently met with Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh, Premier, and Hon. Graeme Bowbrick, Minister of
Advanced Education, Training and Technology in order to ensure that the provincial
government remained fully informed about UBC's request for increased funding.
The provincial government had recently announced that $400 000 had been allocated to
the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR) for the 1999/2000 fiscal year. A
significant portion of this funding would likely be allocated to UBC.
Certificates of Appreciation
The President presented certificates of appreciation to the following members of Senate,
who were to complete their terms on Senate on March 31, 2000:
Mr. Alex Chui,
Mr. Eduard Fidler,
Ms. Lis Hewalo,
Mr. Scott MacLachlan,
Ms. Lillian Morton,
Mr. Vighen Pacradouni,
Mr. Ajay Potluri,
Ms. Karen Sonik,
Mr. Josh Sookero,
Mr. Jeffrey Tsui,
Dean Nancy Sheehan.
 Vancouver Senate 12364
Minutes of March 22,2000	
From the Board of Governors
President Piper thanked each of the departing senators for giving their time and energy in
serving the Senate.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval in principle of Senate recommendations: 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.
i.      Curriculum proposals from the Faculties of Applied Science, Commerce and Business
Administration, Education, Forestry and Science (pp. 12263-4);
ii.      New awards (p. 12264);
iii.      The change in the name of the Department of Language Education to the "Department
of Language and Literacy Education," effective January 1, 2000 (p. 12260);
iv.      Curriculum proposals from the Faculties of Arts, Dentistry, Education, Graduate
Studies, Medicine, Science, and the Council of Health and Human Service Programs
(pp. 12292-4);
v.      The change from "Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Program" to "School of
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene" (p. 12287-9);
vi.      Changes to the Diploma in Applied Linguistics, including the change in name to
"Diploma in Linguistics" (p. 12292).
Admissions Committee
Dr. Berger presented the reports in the absence of Dr. Lyster.
The following report had been circulated.
Admission Requirements
Proposed Calendar Statement:
MA (European Studies)
The MA (European Studies) will address the growing needs and demands for Canadians
to understand the complexities of Europe - past, present and future. Drawing on the
diversity and strengths of UBC faculty, the institute will bring together teachers,
researchers, and students from across the faculties and disciplines to engage in a genuinely
interdisciplinary study of Europe that addresses the balance between national and
supranational constructions of politics, identity and culture.
For admission to the MA program, a candidate must possess a bachelor degree or the
equivalent with an excellent academic record from a recognized university in an area
which is regarded as appropriate by the Admissions Committee for the program; satisfy
the requirements for admission to the Master of Arts Degree program in the Faculty of
 Vancouver Senate 12365
Minutes of March 22,2000	
Admissions Committee
Graduate Studies; show promise of success or superior accomplishment as attested by
letters of reference.
The Master of Arts (European Studies) is awarded on the completion of 30 credits of
coursework or 24 credits of coursework plus a 6-credit thesis. Students must demonstrate
oral and written proficiency in a major European language other than English.
Dr. Berger l        That the admission requirements for the
Dr. Tees i        Master of Arts (European Studies) be
The following report had been circulated.
Transfer from Master's to Doctoral Programs Without Completing Master's
Current Policy:
Students who wish to transfer from a Master's to a Doctoral program must have completed
one year of study in the Master's program with a First Class average in 18 credits, of which at
least ten credits must be at the 500 level or above and at least ten credits must be at First Class
standing. The student must show clear evidence of research ability.
Transfer directly into a Doctoral program is not normally permitted after the first year of
study and will not be permitted after the completion of the second year in a Master's program.
Transfers may not be retroactive.
The transfer must be clearly justified by the Department in the memorandum to Graduate
Studies recommending the transfer.
If a student transfers from a Master's program to a Doctoral program without completing the
Master's degree, the initiation of the Doctoral program will be from the date of first
registration in the Master's program.
If a student transfers from one area of specialization to another in a Master's program or in a
Doctoral program the normal time limit for completing the degree is not affected.
Proposed policy (change in bold):
Students who wish to transfer from a Master's to a Doctoral program must have completed
one year of study in the Master's program with a minimum 80% average in 18 credits, of
which at least ten credits be at the 500 level or above and at least ten credits must be at 80%
or above. The student must show clear evidence of research ability.
Transfer directly into a Doctoral program is normally accomplished after the first year of
study and will not be permitted after the completion of the second year in a Master's program.
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of March 22,2000
Curriculum Committee
Replacement of the term "First Class average" with "80% average" is consistent with
current usage. The second paragraph was modified in an attempt to clarify that transfers
may occur between the end of the first year and the completion of the second year of the
Dr. Berger l        That the proposed changes to the policy on
Dean Granot J        Transfer from Master's to Doctoral Programs
Without Completing Master's Requirements be
Curriculum Committee
See 'Appendix A: Curriculum Change Summary'
Dr. Berger presented the proposals for the new Master of Arts (European Studies), along
with eleven related new courses. He recalled previous discussion regarding library
resources for this program, and reported that this issue had been resolved.
Dr. Berger
Prof. Burns
That the Master of Arts (European Studies)
and related course proposals be approved.
Library Committee
The following notice of motion had been given at the February 23, 2000 meeting of
"That in recognition of the crisis facing the University Library, Senate urges the University
Administration to give special consideration to the renovation and upgrading of the
Library's current facilities, and that new facilities be made a major priority in the next
fund-raising campaign."
Dr. Rosengarten, Committee chair, and Catherine Quinlan, University Librarian made the
following presentation on behalf of the Library Committee.
 Vancouver Senate 12367
Minutes of March 22,2000	
Library Committee
1. Reason for the Motion
The reason for this presentation today, and for the motion it introduces, is that the Library is
in a crisis, a crisis evidently not apparent to the large majority of people on the UBC campus.
By drawing this matter to the attention of our fellow senators, we—the members of the Senate
Library Committee—hope to arouse the interest and the concern of the wider community at
Everybody understands the truism that our Library is an invaluable resource: not everybody
understands that we stand in danger of losing it, or at least of seeing it quickly diminish in
value and importance.
2. The Rankings
To give you a sense of where we stand in relation to other libraries, in 1998 we were the third
largest university library in Canada; the 35th largest among major research libraries in North
America as a whole, as listed by the Chronicle of Higher Education. In that ranking UBC
stood ahead of such prestigious institutions as Johns Hopkins University, Michigan State,
Purdue or MIT. So what's the problem?
3. Our Slide down the table
These rankings will themselves highlight the problem: for in 1992, UBC was the second largest
research library in Canada, behind only the University of Toronto; and we were 25th in the
Chronicle's list of North American research libraries, not 35th. We fell 10 places on that list in
only 6 years, and are probably slipping further even now. Our ranking as the second most
important research library in Canada has been taken over by the library of the University of
4. Causes Underlying our Decline
There have been several inter-related causes of that slide:
Our ability to purchase new materials has been especially hard hit by the falling dollar and the
concomitant rising cost of books and journals. Since 1986, the cost of monographs has risen
by about 66%, while the cost of journals has risen even higher, by about 175%.
It goes without saying that this has had a serious impact on our research capabilities. In order
to stay within budget, over the period 1992-98 we have had to cut 7,000 journal subscriptions
for a savings of about $2 million. Over the same period, based on US-dollar equivalent
expenditures, we increased our overall library expenditures by 0.3%; this might not seem so
terrible, except when we compare ourselves to our US counterparts, who increased their
expenditures by 31%.
Last year our Administration faced huge fiscal problems; nevertheless it recognised the
seriousness of this situation and added $1 million to the Library's budget, a step which went
some way to halting the erosion of our journal holdings. But the crisis remains, and we must
face the possibility of further cuts.
 Vancouver Senate 12368
Minutes of March 22,2000	
Library Committee
We have also been hard hit in the area of staffing. Between 1992 and 1998, Library staff was
cut by over 10%, from 345 to 307—double the rate of decline in faculty numbers over the
same period.
5. Increasingly Heavy Use of the Library
And paradoxically, as the Library finds itself harder and harder pressed financially, it is being
drawn on by more and more users. For one thing, our population is growing: total enrolment,
including summer session and distance-education students, has risen from 45,000 in 1992 to
51,000 in 1998 and climbing.
A second factor pointing to increased library use is that through Trek 2000 UBC is dedicated
to providing a learner-centred environment, one in which undergraduates as well as graduate
students are going to be presented with a research-based, problem-oriented approach to
learning that will make them more and more dependent on library resources. Indeed, this is
already the case-for example, librarians have noticed the increased use of Woodward Library
by students in Medicine since the introduction of problem-based learning several years ago.
Nor should we overlook the effects of the coming increase in research funding. The welcome
influx of money from CFI and CIHR, the new positions created by the 21st Century Chairs-in
one way or another all these developments will be putting enormous demands on UBC's
research infrastructure-and we should remember that our Library is a core element of that
6. The Impact of Information Technology
The coming of the computer, which some thought would render libraries redundant, has only
increased the pressures. The library is not merely a book repository, it's an information centre,
and it has quite readily adapted to the computer age, providing text archives and electronic
data-bases, as well as on-line cataloguing. You may have seen the transformed Ridington
room in Main, once the Social Sciences and Humanities reference library, now a large
computer lab; and we should remember that the Koerner Library was designed with extensive
computer use in mind. But such adaptation comes at a high cost, and the UBC library system
is groaning under the strain of trying to meet both traditional needs and the new needs of the
electronic age. I quote from the summary of the "Library Master Space Plan" of 1996: "Even
for those collections that are able to focus heavily on electronic materials, electronic
collections are not the complete answer, as they create their own needs for space, costs, and
7. Physical Facilities
Where the strain is particularly evident right now is in the state of the Library's physical
facilities. Just at the time when we are switching to a knowledge-based economy—when we are
committed to an increasingly research-based academic enterprise—we find ourselves hampered
by a shortage in bricks and mortar. To put the problem at its simplest: we barely have enough
room to house the materials we have now, and we shall be hard pressed to find any room for
future accessions.
This must seem an odd complaint so soon after the opening of the Koerner Library, a splendid
addition to the campus. But Koerner was planned to be only the first stage of a
 Vancouver Senate 12369
Minutes of March 22,2000	
Library Committee
much larger building; it has certainly brought us some relief, but that relief is only temporary.
More and more of our books are going into storage. And by the year 2005, there will be no
more room in the system: our library will be full.
At present, Koerner holds about half the books that used to be housed in the Main Library.
They had to be moved because Main had been declared seismically unsafe. Right now we are
being forced to put books back into the Main Library because that is one of the few areas with
any space left.
Even without seismic problems, the space we do have is increasingly unfit for the purpose of
housing our valuable collections. In a study quoted by the Library Master Space Plan in 1996,
a review committee called Main "inadequate and totally dysfunctional." At present, Main is
experiencing serious problems of damp and water in the basement; overcrowded storage;
inadequate and insufficient shelving; insect infestation; falling plaster; exposed wiring; and
roof leaks. In the stacks, users must cope with poor ventilation, poor lighting, exposed pipes,
and plumbing that long ago exceeded its regular life expectancy.
8. Special Collections
The twin problems of inadequate conditions and insufficient space are especially apparent and
painful in our Special Collections division. Any library hoping to acquire the status of a
research centre must gather unique and valuable books and manuscripts that will draw
scholars from around the world, and we have been extremely fortunate over the last half-
century to see the growth of an excellent rare-books department at UBC that does indeed
attract researchers from many other countries. In that collection we have some real treasures,
including the Malcolm Lowry archives, and a wide range of materials on North America and
especially the Pacific Coast. The value of our Special Collections has been estimated at
upwards of $80 million, though in reality most of the collection is irreplaceable.
Holdings like these are real treasures—but they must be treated with extreme care to ensure
their survival. Books and manuscripts need appropriate space; they need strong security
measures; they need temperature and humidity controls. Anyone who has been into our
Special Collections division and seen the cramped corridors, the over-crowded shelves, the
unpredictable rise and fall in temperature, must marvel at the work accomplished by staff in
searching out, storing, and cataloguing such a wealth of materials in the face of extremely
difficult conditions. Recently we were thrilled to learn that the Library had acquired the
unique collection of Asian immigration, Canadian history, and CPR-related materials donated
by Dr. Wally Chung. Thanks to Dr. Chung's generous support, we shall be able to display the
collection in one of the rooms off the main concourse; but the sad fact is that this may well be
the last donation of such size and importance that the Library can accommodate—there is
simply no more useable or appropriate space.
9. The Next Steps
At this point I am going to ask my colleague Catherine Quinlan, University Librarian, to look
ahead. She has given a great deal of thought to what needs to be done to maintain our Library
as a great resource, not just for UBC but for the province and the country.
 Vancouver Senate 12370
Minutes of March 22,2000	
Library Committee
1. Introduction
The UBC Library's primary responsibility is to provide support for the research and learning
undertaken by UBC's faculty, staff and students. As the learning and research activities are
continuous and ever changing, so must the Library's collection of resources and services. This
growth is not acquisition for its own sake but a necessary condition of maintaining the Library
as a living entity responsive to the current and developing needs of its users.
As student enrolment continues to rise, the need for space to accommodate and support these
new learners and prospective researchers and the resources they need to become successful in
their studies becomes ever more pressing
The Library's role as the gateway to electronic resources is increasing, resulting in increased
need for computer workstations and for more instruction in the use of e-resources: these
activities require an amount and type of space that we - like others on campus - have only in
very short supply.
As you have heard from Herbert, the physical constraints of the Library's space are a growing
obstacle to our ability to support the university's existing programs of learning and research,
let alone the many new initiatives that UBC is successfully exploring - CFI, CIHR, 21st
Century Chairs, etc.
I am sure that the Library's deteriorating physical condition is not news to many of you.
During the past 20 years or so, Senate and many of its committees have heard many times
about the Library's deteriorating physical condition and its negative effect on the campus
community and their activities. I have brought with me this evening a small sample of these
reports. All of these reports include information similar to that just presented by Herbert.
Many of our services are dependent on space - space to house the collection, technologically
able space to support access to electronic resources, teaching space to provide instruction in
how to be critical consumers of the plethora of information resources available. And space for
staff to provide the services that underlie many of our functions that provide fundamental
support to UBC's learning and research activities.
As Herbert and many others have said, we have a crisis. So what are we going to do?
Any solution has to recognize the context in which the Library operates. Our context is you -
the community of UBC - and your needs are what guides our planning.
I'd like to briefly lay out some thinking that has been done in the Library. Our planning has
fallen into 2 streams: short term solutions that will hold us as we plan for a longer-term
2. Immediate/Short Term
In order to get a current idea of the status of our collection space needs, a study was
undertaken by the Library in 1998. The 1998 report showed that if the Library made the best
possible use of all of our space throughout the Library system - regardless of the quality of
that space, and we know that 40% of the existing Library space is substandard - we would be
full by 2005.
 Vancouver Senate 12371
Minutes of March 22,2000	
Library Committee
We have identified a number of things we can do in the short term to make the best possible
use of our existing space:
a) Rethink how we use our current storage space; shelve by size rather than by
classification number. Many libraries do this (Cambridge University for instance). We
do it on a very small scale at UBC in the Woodward Library. We could do this across
the Library;
b) Discard duplicate materials in storage - e.g. 6 copies of a 1960 edition;
c) Add another shelf to the shelving bays located in Koerner (6 shelves to 7);
d) Add compact shelving to areas in Law, Woodward and Main libraries.
These activities will expand the use of our existing space for a few more years - say 2008.
So we have found ourselves 8 years - some breathing space. Now we have to be sure that we
use that time to plan for a longer-term solution. And by that I mean a solution that will
address specific Library needs for 15-20 years in the context of the campus needs - for instance
better space for some of the interdisciplinary or integrated programs - like the Foundations
program - better classroom space, more group study rooms for PBL, etc., not only space to
house the collection.
3.   Long Term Solutions
A small committee was organized recently to do some preliminary exploration of some
options. This committee includes library, academic, Campus Planning and Development staff.
So far we have looked at 3 options:
1. Koerner Phase 2;
2. Link Main and Koerner;
3. Demolish the wings of the Main Library and rebuild on the footprint, surrounding the
heritage core.
Implementing any of these options would provide the necessary growth space for the
collection, users, and staff and provide the necessary technologically able space that is in such
short supply not only in the Library but also generally across campus.
What we have also tried to do in our preliminary planning, is to redefine the Library in the
context of the Academic Plan and Trek 2000. While we do need space to house the collection -
our intellectual capital - we also need space for people to study and to learn.
To that end, our planning has included space for new classrooms/group study rooms (large
and small); a campus "home" to support UBC's community development initiatives
(Humanities 101/201); space for some of the campus' integrated programs; as well as provide
a central and easily accessible location for the proposed Learning Commons. Such a building
would not only support the collection and access needs of the Library but also provide
fundamental academic support for those studying and working at the north end of campus.
While none of these uses have been decided upon and there could well be better ideas, I think
it is extremely important that the Library takes this planning opportunity to build closer links
with the community it serves and their research and teaching activities.
 Vancouver Senate 12 3 72
Minutes of March 22,2000	
Library Committee
Preliminary discussion and costing has been undertaken for 2 of these options:
1. Koerner Phase 2 = approximately $110M (includes the cost of relocating those
displaced by this construction such as Math);
2. Demolish the north, south and east wings and rebuild around the heritage core using
the existing Main Library footprint - $50M- $60M.
During the past 20 years or so, Senate and many of its committees have heard many times
about the Library's deteriorating physical condition and its dire effect on the campus
community and their activities. I am hoping that with Senate's support we can move to resolve
this matter for the long term, addressing the Library's - and others'- specific needs in the
context of the University's needs. This is an opportunity not only to address the Library's
specific needs for 15-20 years but also to build flexible space that will support, in the long
term; the research and learning that are fundamental to the existence of UBC.
Dr. Rosengarten i        That, in recognition of the crisis facing the
Ms. Quinlan i        University Library, Senate urges the University
Administration to give special consideration to
the renovation and upgrading of the Library's
current facilities and to make the construction
of new facilities a major priority in the next
fund-raising campaign.
Dr. Adebar stated that, if the motion would result in setting the needs of the Library
ahead of the needs of other units, more information about other competing priorities
would be necessary. Dean Granot agreed, and drew particular attention to the poor
standard of the space occupied by some of UBC's most distinguished scholars, and to the
need for increased financial aid for students. Dr. Rosengarten responded that the Library
Committee was not attempting to assert the Library's priorities over other needs on
campus, and he recognized that many departments were in great need of renovation and
renewal. He added that the Library is the "...core of the academic enterprise..." and
renewal of the Library would therefore serve the entire campus community.
In response to a query from Dr. Berger, Dr. Rosengarten stated that he hoped the Senate
would recognize the Library as an academic priority, and he acknowledged that the
reality of fiscal reallocations would necessarily follow. Dr. Rosengarten pointed out that
the motion made specific reference to fund-raising, rather than the reallocation of existing
 Vancouver Senate 12373
Minutes of March 22,2000	
Other Business
Dean pro tem. Tully thanked the Committee for its strong presentation, and described the
Library as fundamental to the University. Although he admitted that the Senate was not
the forum for placing the Library's needs in order among other priorities, he stated that
the fact that the Library serves everyone at UBC should definitely be taken into
Prof. Burns stated that he had been uncertain as to the meaning of " special
consideration," and he agreed with Dr. Adebar that more information would be needed
before relative priorities could be set. Because Dr. Rosengarten had explained that the
Committee was not seeking to place the needs of the Library in front of other projects,
Prof. Burns stated that he felt comfortable voting in favour of the motion. Ms. Hewalo
also spoke in favour of the motion, stating that from a student's perspective, it was
important to make the Library a priority. Dr. Tees added his support for the motion,
pointing out that the Library's needs had been brought before Senate by the Committee
dedicated to this purpose. The Committee had outlined why the Library needed special
consideration, but had not stated that the Library would take precedence over all other
The motion was
put and carried.
Other Business
Vice-President McBride drew attention to the fact that Dean Nancy Sheehan was to
complete her term on Senate after thirteen years of service. He commended her on her
many major contributions and thanked her for her energy, time and effort. Members of
Senate recognized Dean Sheehan's service to Senate with a round of applause.
 Vancouver Senate 12 3 74
Minutes of March 22,2000	
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Next meeting
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m.
 Vancouver Senate 12 3 75
Minutes of March 22,2000	
Appendix A: Curriculum Change Summary
Appendix A: Curriculum Change Summary
New courses: IEST 500, IEST 501, IEST 502, IEST 511, IEST 512, IEST 521, IEST
541, IEST 551, IEST 561, IEST 591.
New program: Master of Arts (European Studies).


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items