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THE  UNIVERSITYOF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 16 MARCH 2016
Attendance
Present: Dr M. Piper (Chair), Dr K. Ross (Secretary), Mr J. Abaki, Dr P. Adebar, Mr T. Ahmed, Dr R.
Anstee, Mr A. Bailey, Dr K. Baimbridge, Dr L. Burr, Mr N. Dawson, Mr K. D'Souza, Dr Wm. Dunford,
Dr S. Forwell, Dr D. Gillen, Chancellor L. Gordon, Dr F. Granot, Mr S. Haffey, Dr P. Harrison, Ms M.
Hatai, Dean J. Innes, Mrs C. Jaeger, Dr P. Keown, Dr B. Lalli, Dr P. Loewen, Ms J. Loveday, Dr D.
MacDonald, Mr K. Madill, Dr C. Marshall, Dr P. Marshall, Dr Wm. McKee, Mr Wm. McNulty, Ms K.
Milton, Dr C. Naus, Ms J. Omassi, Dr I. Parent, Dean S. Peacock, Ms N. Perry, Dr G, Peterson, Dr A.
Redish, Dr L. Rucker, Dr C. Ruitenberg, Mr G. Sangha, Dr B. Sawatzky, Dr S. Singh, Ms S. Sterling, Dr
R. Tees, Dr S. Thorne, Dean R. Yada,
Regrets: Dean G. Averill, Dr S. Avramidis, Ms E. Biddlecombe, Dr A. Collier, Dean M. Coughtrie, Dean
C. Dauvergne, Mr N. Dawson, Dr A. Dulay, Dean B. Frank, Dr J. Gilbert, Dr C. Godwin, Prof. B. Goold,
Mr S. Haffey, Dean R. Helsley, Dr A. Ivanov, Dean D. Kelleher, Dr S. Knight, Mr H. Leong, Prof. B.
MacDougall, Ms A. Maleki, Dr P. Meehan, Mr D. Munro, Dr C. Nislow, Dean M. Parlange, Dr J. Plessis,
Dean S. Porter, Mr A. Rezauean-Asel, Dr A. Riseman, DrT. Schneider, Dean S. Shuler, Ms S. Simon,
Dr R. Sparks, Mr T. Tanaka, Mr J. Tang, Dr R. Topping, Ms S. Vohra. Dr L. Walker, Mr E. Zhao.
Recording Secretary: Mr C. Eaton.
Call to Order
The Chair of Senate, Dr Martha Piper, called the seventh regular meeting of the Vancouver
Senate for the 2015/2016 academic year to order at 6:0X pm.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Richard Tees }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 17 February
Susan Forwell 2016 be adopted presented.
Approved
Remarks from the Chair
The President advised that UBC recently made a delegation to Ottawa with 25 people: Deans,
students and faculty members. She described the event as effective, and thanked Government
Relations for organizing it. Dr Piper noted that we spoke of UBC and its advantages, and
specifically the need for further unfettered funding for the federal research granting councils. Dr
Piper reminder Senate that in 2006 Canada was spending 2% of its GDP on research and
development expenditures with a target of 3%; Canada was presently spending 1.6% while other
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countries were advancing. The President noted a change in diction - what previous was referred
to as indirect costs of research was now being viewed as research support. In terms of research
support, she noted that Canadian funding provided 17 cents for every $1 in direct funding; in the
US, this averages around 60 cents. Collectively, Canada's universities have asked the Federal
Government to make this at least 25 cents. Dr Piper further noted that a clear key government
priority is investment in infrastructure, and we joined them in viewing that as an important area.
Secondly, the President announced that a Canada Research Council (CRC) chair in economics
was made public yesterday: Dr Eric Snowberg will be joining UBC from the California Institute
of Technology (CalTech). Dr Piper noted that this would be our first CRC chair in a social
science.
Thirdly, Dr Piper advised yesterday we had the Premier Undergraduate Awards reception. She
described attending this event as a highlight of being UBC President, and commented that it was
both wonderful and humbling to read the citations for award recipients.
Finally, the President and Provost thanked the student senators completing their terms at this
meeting of Senate.
Report from the Chancellor
The Chancellor advised that earlier in the day he had issued the Presidential Search Committee's
5th update on the Presidential search. The Committee met last week and has agreed on a "long
list" of 16 diverse candidates, with diversity being measured in terms of geography, gender,
ethnicity and nationality. Chancellor Gordon noted that, in accordance with the terms set by the
Board and the Senates, this is a closed search and there is confidentiality around the names being
considered; he recognized that some found this to be contrary to the idea of transparency and
thus explained that while sympathetic, the Committee was advised by its search consultants and
others with experience in presidential searches that maintaining confidentiality was the only way
to ensure that the best candidates were willing to be considered. The Chancellor advised that the
Committee was on schedule to be able to have a final candidate by its 30 June 2016 deadline.
Chancellor Gordon further noted that Professor Jennifer Berdahl has resigned from the
Committee, and we expect for her to be replaced by another Vancouver faculty member by the
end of the month. The Chancellor said that he respected her decision to resign and was thankful
for her significant contributions over the past month. He advised that Professor Berdahl had said
that her main reason for resigning was that she did not believe that the views of faculty have
been adequately listened to at the Committee. He further noted that Senators were also aware of
the recent Faculty Association poll on Faculty Association member confidence in the
Committee. Those factors considered, the Chancellor advised that the remainder of the
Committee, including its faculty and Senate representatives, had expressed confidence in the
search process, and that the Committee believes its best course of action is to find and
recommend an exceptional candidate for our next president.
Senator Anstee advised that he hadn't heard any reaction from the administration regarding the
Faculty Association poll on confidence with the search and the Board, and suggested that would
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be awkward for any incoming President as he or she may arrive and not have the implicit or
explicit confidence of the Faculty.
The Chancellor commented that the new Chair of the Board, Stuart Belkin has invited a variety
of groups, including the Faculty Association to the Board meeting and they have confirmed their
attendance. That meeting will be the start of a conversation with faculty, students, alumni and
staff. The expectation is that this process start on April 14th. With regards to the next president,
true leaders want a challenge. The Chancellor said he himself was nervous until he saw the pool
of interested candidates. Those people read the same media we do and are aware of the
circumstances.
Senator Singh advised that the whole issue with governance isn't a public ranking or reputation
issue, but there is no timeline or plan as to deal with the base structural problems. These issues
both come back internally and externally.
The Chancellor replied that it was not a question of waiting for the next president, on April 14th
we have invited constituency groups to start a process. He opined that the governance of
structure of UBC was not broken but it does have challenges - the process followed last year was
not perfect and it can and must be improved.
Senator Adebar opined said that every faculty member he had spoken with had confidence in the
search process.
Senator Abaki suggested that questions will continue to linger so long as people have incomplete
information and from a legal perspective with that incomplete information it seems improper.
He advised that a contract could always be changed with consent of the parties and asked if the
nature of the contract was that it could not be renegotiated.
The Chancellor advised that Dr Gupta did not consent to waive the confidentiality clause. He
concluded by noting that there will always be debates around the appropriate balance between
transparency and privacy.
Admissions Committee
The Vice-Chair of the Senate Admissions Committee, Mrs Carol Jaeger, presented.
TRANSFER CREDIT TOWARDS GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Carol Jaeger } That Senate approve the revised Faculty of
Richard Anstee Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Calendar entry on Transfer Credit, effective for the
2016 Winter Session and thereafter.
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Approved
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO VANTAGE COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Carol Jaeger } That Senate approve the revised Calendar language
Paul Harrison for Vantage as circulated, effective for the 2016W
Session and thereafter.
Mrs Jaeger advised that the proposal essentially would mean that English 12 would still be
required for admission, but that it would not be used to calculate a competitive average.
Approved
Joint Report of the Admission & Curriculum Committees
Dr Peter Marshall, Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, presented.
NEW DEGREE PROGRAM: MASTER OF BUSINESS ANALYTICS
See Appendix A: MB An
Peter Marshall } That the new Master of Business Analytics (M.B.An.)
Robert Helsley degree program, to be administered by the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration, and its
associated new and revised courses be approved.
With permission of Senate, Dr Kin Lo, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration, described the program to Senate.
Dr Lo advised that the 30-credit program would take 1 year, plus a 3 to 4 month internship
program, and would be offered with the assistance of the Faculty of Science.
Senator Omassi thanked the Faculty for undertaking a tuition consultation before bringing the
proposal to Senate.
Senator Abaki asked why electives weren't being offered versus the Master of Management
(Operations Research)
Dr Lo noted that electives could not be accommodated easily due to the cohort model of
instruction used for the program along with the internship requirement.
Senator Harrison asked if the MM(Operations Research) program would be discontinued?
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Dr Lo replied that yes the Faculty would be proposing its discontinuation because the
MM(Operations Research) program's structure was not conductive to scaling.
Approved
Awards Committee
Dr Lawrence Burr, Chair of the Senate Awards Committee, presented.
NEW AND REVISED AWARDS
See Appendix B: Awards Report
Lawrence Burr
Lance Rucker
}        That Senate accept the awards as listed and forward
them to the Board of Governors for approval; and
that letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Senator Baimbridge asked how the process worked when the donors wanted to make changes.
Dr Burr replied that his committee approved all changes and negotiated some changes if
needed, but the development office did most of the latter.
Approved
Curriculum Committee
Dr Peter Marshall, Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, presented.
CURRICULUM PROPOSALS FROM THE FACULTIES OF ARTS, GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL
STUDIES, AND SCIENCE
See Appendix C: Curriculum Report
Peter Marshall }
Daniel Munro
That the new courses, new course code, revised
programs, new and revised transcript language, and
revised parchments brought forward by the faculties
of Arts, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Arts and
Education,), and Science be approved.	
Approved
Nominating Committee
The Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, Dr Richard Tees, presented.
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PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE SELECTION OF A VICE-PROVOST &
ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT ENROLMENT AND ACADEMIC FACILITIES
Richard Tees } That Dr Perry Adebar (Professor, Civil
Sally Thorne Engineering), Dr Gage Averill (Professor, Music),
Dr lawrence Walker (Professor, Psychology), and
Dr Kin lo (Professor, Accounting) be appointed to a
President's Advisory Committee for the Selection of a
Vice-Provost and Associate Vice- President
Enrolment and Academic Facilities.
Approved
Reports from the Provost
DIRECTOR OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
The Provost advised Senate that with Dr Judith Plessis completing her term as Executive
Director of Continuing Studies, she had decided to split out the previously-subsumed title of
Director of Continuing Education from that role. From 1 July 2016, Mr Peter Moroney would
become interim Executive Director of Continuing Studies, while Associate Provost Hugh Brock
would assume on the University Act responsibilities of Director of Continuing Education
NEW MINISTRY OF ADVANCED EDUCATION DEGREE APPROVAL PROCESS
With permission of Senate, Associate Provost Hugh Brock Presented on the revised Ministry of
Advanced Education process for degree approvals.
Dr Brock advised that in June 2015 the Ministry gave the advanced education sector notice of
changes, and in January 2016 they advised us on the new process. As there is presently, there are
three approval steps needed for a new degree: Senate approval, Board approval, and the
Minister's consent.   The new process affects the Minister's consent component, and separates
that into two stages. As part of a new first phase, the Ministry asks proponents to address four
key areas: institutional mandates capacity; social and economic benefits; system coordination
and program duplication/differentiation; student demand and outcomes.
Dean Innis asked what could be done about the delay in the government process that we are
currently experiencing.
Dr Brock replied that there was an 8 month period where they didn't consider proposals
while they developed a new proposal. They are now working to clear the resulting
backlog.
Senator Harrison asked where in the new process the Senate process would exist: prior to or after
the new first phrase of Ministry consideration.
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Dr Brock replied that the normal process would be to submit to the ministry after board
and senate approval, but the new process was sufficiently onerous that doing so parallel,
at least in development, would likely be needed, and we have made inquiries to see if this
would be possible.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:13 pm.
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Appendix A: Master of Business Analytics
FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
New program, and new and revised courses.
Commerce and Business Administration>Professional Master's Degrees>Master of
Business Analytics; BABS 506 (1.5) Analyzing and Modeling Uncertainty;
BABS 507 (1.5) Descriptive and Predictive Business Analysis; BABS 508 (1.5)
Advanced Predictive Business Analytics; BAIT 507 (1.5) Data Management for Business
Analytics; BAIT 508 (1.5) Business Analytics Programming; BAIT 509 (1.5) Business
Applications of Machine Learning; BAMA 509 (1.5) Marketing Analytics; BAMA 511
(1.5) Pricing Analytics; BAMA 516 (1.5) Customer Relationship Management;
BAMA 517 (1.5) Data Driven Marketing; BA 509 (6) Analytics Consulting Internship;
BABS 502 (1.5) Forecasting and Time Series Prediction; BAMS 503 (1.5) Simulation
Modeling I: Data Processing and Monte Carlo Simulation; BAMS 504 (1.5) Simulation
Modelling II: Queueing and Discrete Event Simulation; BAMS 506 (1.5) Optimal
Decision Making I; BAMS 508 (1.5) Optimal Decision Making II; BAMS 517 (1.5)
Decision Analysis under Uncertainty; BAMS 521 (1.5) Consulting Practices and Project
Management
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Appendix B: Awards Report
New Awards:
ABORIGINAL Award in Medicine - Awards totalling $1,500 are offered annually to
Canadian Aboriginal medical students with demonstrated interest in improving the health of
Aboriginal people. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Centre for Excellence in
Indigenous Health. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
ALLARD Scholar Graduate Fellowship - One or more fellowships, valued up to $20,000 per
student, are offered annually through an endowment established by Peter A. Allard, Q.C. to
assist a student(s) in the graduate program in the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Preference will
be given to students who demonstrate an interest in one or more of the following themes:
transparency, accountability, the Rule of Law, anti-corruption and human rights. The awards are
made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter
Session)
ALLARD Scholar Renewable Entrance Scholarship - One or more scholarships, valued at
the cost of domestic tuition plus $2,000 are offered annually through an endowment established
by Peter A. Allard, Q.C. The awards are offered to students entering the full-time J.D. program
who demonstrate exceptional aptitude and academic excellence. The awards are renewable in the
recipients' second and third years of study, provided that the student recipient(s) maintain high
academic achievement each year. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Peter A.
Allard School of Law. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
ALLARD Scholar Bursary - Bursaries totalling $16,815 are offered annually through an
endowment established by Peter A. Allard, Q.C. These bursaries are for Peter A. Allard School
of Law students in any year of study who have demonstrated financial need and are in
satisfactory academic standing. The awards are adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award
Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
BULL Housser Prize in Labour Law - A $1,250 prize is offered annually by Bull, Housser &
Tupper LLP in memory of Howard Ehrlich to the JD student who has the highest grade in the
Labour Law course. The prize is established as a tribute to Howard Ehrlich's significant role
within the legal community. Howard was a highly regarded labour lawyer with a big heart. His
contributions to the Labour bar and to those he mentored are immeasurable and not forgotten.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. (First Award
Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
CLEAR Ocean Seafood Graduate Scholarship in Food Science - A $1,000 scholarship is
offered annually by Clear Ocean Seafood to an outstanding graduate student pursuing a M.Sc. or
a M.FS. Program in Food Science. Preference is given to students who are fluent in Mandarin
and have an understanding of Chinese culture. Clear Ocean Seafood Ltd. is a Richmond-based
scallop manufacturer and supplier. A global expert in importing, processing and exporting
scallops, Clear Ocean Seafood Ltd. utilizes leading technology and research in its operations.
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The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in
the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
GERVIN Prize in Advocacy and Criminal Law Reform - A $1,000 prize is offered annually
by Mark Gervin to recognize a student in the J.D. program with the highest academic
achievement in the UBC Innocence Project at the Allard School of Law. The award is made on
the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. (First Award Available in the
2015/2016 Winter Session)
Elizabeth and Leslie GOULD Entrance Scholarship for Engineering - Up to 5 scholarships
valued at $2,500 each are offered annually to outstanding domestic or international students
entering their first year of the Bachelor of Applied Science program in Engineering. The awards
are based primarily on the student's scholarly achievement; however co-curricular activities and
leadership potential will be considered. Subject to continued scholarship standing, the
scholarships may be renewed for a further three years of study or until the first undergraduate
degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017
Winter Session)
Dr. Rosamund HARRISON Bursary in Graduate Pediatric Dentistry - A $1,000 bursary is
offered annually by UBC Dentistry in honour of Professor Dr. Rosamund Harrison. During her
tenure, Dr. Harrison served as Head of the Department of Oral Health Sciences and developed
the new graduate specialty training program in Pediatric Dentistry. The bursary is offered to a
domestic student in the Faculty of Dentistry enrolled in the first year in the Graduate Pediatric
Dentistry program. In the case that there is no one student eligible for the full $1,000 award, it
may be given out as two or more bursaries of lesser value. Adjudication is made by Enrolment
Services. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
IMPACTBC Scholarship in Health Care Research and Development - Scholarships totalling
$5,550 have been made available through an endowment established by ImpactBC for
outstanding student(s) enrolled in a UBC Health program who have completed a research or
development project focusing on patient/client involvement in health care decision making or in
health professional education. ImpactBC was instrumental in advancing health care improvement
and patient engagement in B.C. from 2000 - 2015. The awards are made on the recommendation
of the Office of the Vice-Provost Health, and in the case of graduate students, in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017
Winter Session)
Philip A. JONES Fellowship - Fellowships totalling $10,500 have been made available through
an endowment established with a bequest from the Estate of Dr. Philip A. Jones (1924-2015).
The fellowships are available to graduate students pursuing research in entomology and/or
botany as it relates to agriculture. Dr. Jones was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy
Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War and graduated from UBC in 1949 with a
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Horticulture. He went on to earn a PhD in
Entomology with a minor in Plant Ecology from the University of Wisconsin in 1963. Dr. Jones
worked as a scientist for Environment Canada from 1977 until his retirement in 1993. The
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awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
(First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
KAZLAW Course Prize in Personal Injury Law - A $2,500 prize is offered annually by
KazLaw Injury Law to recognize the top student with the highest academic achievement in
Topics in Tort Law: Personal Injury Law and a demonstrated interest in practicing personal
injury law. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
(First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Dr. Alan A. LOWE Award in Orthodontics - A $1,000 award is offered annually to a fourth
year DMD student in the Faculty of Dentistry who demonstrates excellence in undergraduate
orthodontics. The award is in recognition of Dr. Lowe's 40-year academic career as a full-time
faculty member at UBC and his long standing commitment to orthodontic research and
education. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry. (First Award
Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Dr. John and Barbara PETKAU Scholarship - Two scholarships totalling $3,500 have been
made available through an endowment established by Dr. John and Barbara Petkau for third
($1,500) and fourth year ($2,000) undergraduate students in the Department of Statistics in the
Faculty of Science. Dr. Petkau began his career at UBC in 1976 and has made invaluable
contributions to the Statistics Department over the past 40 years. These scholarships recognize
the academic merit of the next generation of statisticians and the impact they will have in solving
world problems. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Statistics.
(First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
SYLVAN Learning Bursary - A $1,000 bursary is offered annually by Sylvan Learning to
support students with financial need in the B.Ed, and eligible M.Ed, programs in the Faculty of
Education, with preference given to students residing in Vancouver or Richmond. Sylvan
Learning consists of over 600 franchised supplemental learning centres which provide
personalized instruction in study skills, writing, reading, mathematics, homework support, and
test preparation for college entrance. In recognition of the importance of one of its core values,
"Great Teachers Inspire", Sylvan is creating this bursary to support the next generation of leaders
in education. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the
2016/2017 Winter Session)
Dr. Perry H. TRESTER Leadership Award in Dentistry - A $1,000 award is offered
annually by the spouse and children of Dr. Perry H. Trester to a DMD student in the UBC
Faculty of Dentistry who demonstrates leadership, community service and a commitment to
advancing education. The award honours Dr. Perry H. Trester, who retired from practice on
December 2015 after an illustrious 47-year career in oral surgery. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter
Session)
Elizabeth C. WATTERS Research Fellowship - Fellowships totalling $17,500 have been
made available through an endowment established by the Estate of John Imrie Watters for
deserving graduate or post-graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine engaged in research into
the causes, treatment and cure of lymphatic cancer. Elizabeth Watters was the wife of John Imrie
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Watters. Mr. Watters passed away in 2002. Mrs. Watters passed away in 2004. The awards are
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine, and in the case of graduate students, in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in
the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
John I. WATTERS Research Fellowship - Fellowships totalling $17,500 have been made
available through an endowment established by the Estate of John Imrie Watters for deserving
graduate or post-graduate students in the Faculty of Science engaged in the study of cosmology.
Mr. Watters passed away in 2002. 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 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Laurel L. Watters Research Fellowship - Fellowships totalling $17,500 have been made
available through an endowment established by the Estate of John Imrie Watters for deserving
graduate or post-graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine engaged in research into the
causes, treatment and cure of breast cancer. Mr. Watters passed away in 2002. The awards are
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine, and in the case of graduate students, in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in
the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
YOUTH Futures Education Fund Bursary for Youth In Care - Bursaries totaling $18,000
are offered annually by the Youth Futures Education Fund held at Vancouver Foundation to
provide assistance to students who are currently receiving UBC's Youth Aging Out of Care
Tuition Waiver. This includes assistance with living costs, costs associated with educational
programs, and/or assistance to meet financial emergencies. Bursaries are awarded, based on
need, on the recommendation of Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016
Winter Session)
Previously-Approved Awards with Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
#1834 Proposed Award Title and Description: Chrysalis Dental Centre - Vancouver Award
- A $2,500 award is offered annually by Chrysalis Dental Centre - Vancouver to a third year
DMD student who demonstrates a special interest and excellence in the field of implantology.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: In collaboration with the
Development team in the Faculty of Dentistry and with the donor's approval, we are
changing the type of award to better fit the criteria listed in the calendar description
#3732 Finlay A. Morrison Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences - A $700 scholarship has
been made available through an endowment established by James Eng Wing (BSc (Pharm)
1954), to honour Dr. Finlay A. Morrison's many years of service to the Faculty and to the
profession of Pharmacy, and to mark his continuing interest in Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy
Administration. The award is made to the student entering fourth year in the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences and obtaining the highest standing in Pharmaceutics and/or Pharmacy
Management in the preceding 3 years of the program.
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Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: in collaboration with the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, changed course name to better fit the new E2P PharmD
program
#8342 Gurminder Singh Tatra Bursary - Four bursaries of $1,000 each are offered annually
by Dr. Gurminder S. Tatra to an undergraduate student in the first, second, third and fourth
year of the DMD program. Dr. Tatra was a Dental Officer in the Canadian Forces who
completed his dental school education at UBC under the "Dental Officer Training Program". The
bursary was created to help support dental students who are in financial need. The adjudication is
made by Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the donor has increased funding
available and requested that the number of bursaries available is increased accordingly.
The donor has also requested that the additional bursaries are made available to a
student in each year of the DMD program.
#8514 Colin & Lois Pritchard Foundation Bursary - Four bursaries of equal value totalling
$7,800 have been made available through an endowment established by The Colin and Lois
Pritchard Foundation to support students in the Southern Medical Program in financial need who
demonstrate a commitment to community service and to the practice of medicine. Students must
be Canadian citizens with the bursaries going to first or second year students who have
attended or graduated from a high school located in the Thompson / Okanagan / Kootenay region
ofBC. The bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the donor wishes equal values to be
distributed amongst the four student recipients. Enrolment Services has confirmed to be
able to meet donor's request by looking for eligible students with a need greater than the
equal value. Also upon donor's request, we have removed preference language so that
only the students from the Thompson/Okanagan/Kootenay region will be considered.
New Centennial Scholar Entrance Awards
Peter MARSHALL Centennial Scholar Entrance Award in Forestry - A $2,000 renewable
entrance award is offered annually by Dr. Peter Marshall to outstanding under-represented
students, such as Aboriginal students, students from rural communities, immigrant and refugee
students, first generation learners, youth aging out of care, and students of low socio-economic
status, entering the Faculty of Forestry's Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Forest Sciences,
Natural Resources Conservation, or the Bachelor of Urban Forestry degree programs from
secondary schools in Canada, or transfer students from other colleges and universities, or
Canadian citizens living abroad. Criteria for these entrance awards include demonstrated
academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school. Recipients
are academically qualified students with an interest in joining and contributing to the UBC
Vancouver community but who would not be able to attend UBC without significant financial
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assistance. Subject to continued scholarship 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). Candidates must be nominated by a member of their school or community. The awards
are made on the recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Committee. (First
Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
ISI Award Amendments: ISI would like to increase the maximum to allow the university
to make larger award offers as tuition increases. (Submitted by International Student
Initiative/Enrolment Services)
#5893 Faculty of Law International Tuition Award - Awards in the amount of up to $10,000
each are offered by the University of British Columbia and are funded by the International
Student Initiative to international undergraduate students enrolled in the Peter A. Allard School
of Law JD program. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School
of Law.
#2010 Faculty of Education International Tuition Award - Awards in the amount of up to
$10,000 each are offered by the University of British Columbia and are funded by the
International Student Initiative to international undergraduate students enrolled in the 12-Month
Option of the Bachelor of Education Program. The awards are made on the recommendation of
the Faculty of Education.
 Vancouver Senate 15/16 -15
Minutes of 16 March 2016
Appendix C: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF ARTS
New course code and courses
ACAM (Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies) Course Code; ASIA 302 (3) Theravada
Buddhism; ASIA 327 (3) Korean Popular Music in Context; ASIA 343 (3) Film in South Asia;
FREN 124 (3) Keeping Up Your French; GRSJ 410 (3) Religious Feminism; MUSC 108 (3)
Introduction to Contemporary Art Music
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
Revised program, new courses, and revised parchments
Arts
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies>Degree Programs>Music>Program Overview; Transcript
language for Master of Music emphases of study; Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies>Degree
Programs>Music>Master of Music; MUSC 544 (4-8)d Seminar in Conducting and
Repertoire I; MUSC 545 (4-8)d Seminar in Conducting and Repertoire II
Education
Master of Education In Adult Learning and Global Change Parchment; Doctor of Philosophy
In Educational Studies Parchment
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Revised program
Science>Bachelor of Science>Geographical Sciences>GEOB Geographical Sciences Major

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