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 THE UNIVERSITY  OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BCV6T1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 23, 2005
Attendance
Present: President M. C. Piper (Chair), Dr. A. McEachern (Chancellor), Vice President L.
A. Whitehead, Dr. P. Adebar, Mr. R. Affleck, Mr. B. Ahmadian, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dean
M. A. Bobinski, Mr. P. T. Brady, Dr. L. Brinton, Dr. M. Cameron, Dr. J. Carolan, Dr. E.
Dean, Mr. M. Edgar, Ms. G. Eom, Dr. D. Fielding, Ms. M. Friesen, Dean N. Gallini, Ms.
E. Gibson, Ms. T. Gillespie, Dr. L. Gunderson, Mr. S. Haffey, Dr. P. G. Harrison, Dr. R.
Harrison, Dr. R. Irwin, Dean M. Isaacson, Dr. J. Johnson, Dr. R. Kerekes, Mr. J. Liu, Ms.
P. Liu, Ms. D. Loo, Mr. R. Lowe, Dr. M. MacEntee, Ms. S. Martz, Mr. W. McNulty, Mr.
J. Mistry, Dean D. Muzyka, Dr. D. Paterson, Mr. G. Paton, Dean M. Quayle, Ms. C.
Quinlan, Mr. D. Riendl, Dr. A. Rose, Dr. H. J. Rosengarten, Associate Vice President B.
J. Silzer, Dr. B. Stelck, Mr. N. Taylor, Dr. R. C. Tees, Dr. J. Thompson, Dr. S. Thorne,
Dean R. Tierney, Ms. M. Tull, Dr. R. Windsor-Liscombe, Dr. R. A. Yaworsky, Dean E.
H. K. Yen, Mr. D. Yokom, Mr. D. Younan.
By Invitation: Dr. D. Shaw (Faculty of Medicine), Dr. D. Wehrung (International Student
Initiative).
Regrets: Dr. B. Bemmels, Dr. C. Boyle, Dr. J. Brander, Dr. J. Dennison, Principal J. H. V.
Gilbert, Dr. D. Granot, Dean F. Granot, Dean J. Hepburn, Associate Vice President J.
Hutton, Dr. S. B. Knight, Dr. B. S. Lalli, Dr. V. LeMay, Mr. T. P. T. Lo, Dr. K.
MacQueen, Mr. P. L. Marshall, Dr. P. Mosca, Dr. B. Rodrigues, Mr. J. Rogers, Dean J.
Saddler, Dr. J. Sarra, Dr. C. Shields, Dean R. Sindelar, Dr. D. Steyn, Dean G. Stuart, Dr.
H. van Vuuren, Mr. D. Verma, Dr. R. Wilson.
Recording Secretary: Ms. L. M. Collins.
Vol. 2004/05 04/05 - 95
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Minutes of February 23,2005
Call to Order
Call to Order
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Tees l        That the minutes of the meeting of January 19,
Dr. Rosengarten J        2005 be adopted as circulated.
Carried.
Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENTS
The President noted that the provincial budget for 2005/2006 had been announced on
February 15, 2005. University administrators were participating in discussions with the
Ministries of Finance and Advanced Education to confirm relevant details and a meeting
of the Senate Budget Committee was to be held soon after confirmation of budget figures.
The President described the federal budget, which had been announced on the same day
as the Senate meeting, as a good budget for universities. Highlights included:
• The three major federal granting councils were to receive increases totalling $375
million over the following five years.
• Funding for the indirect costs of federally supported research was to increase from
$245 million to $260 million in 2005/2006, with a commitment to further
increases totalling $75 million over the following five years.
• TRIUMF had received continued funding in the amount of $125 million over the
following five years.
• Genome Canada had received continued funding in the amount of $165 million.
• $30 million in funding had been allocated to create the new Canadian Academies
of Science.
The President reported that she was pleased that education had figured prominently in the
federal budget announcement.
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Academic Policy Committee
TREK 2010 FORUM
The President invited members of Senate to attend an upcoming event to launch Trek
2010: A Global Journey. The event was to be held on Thursday, March 10th, 2005 from
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
Academic Policy Committee
POLICY ON UNPROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOUR IN THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Note: The full text of this report is not included in the Minutes of Senate. Copies are
available from the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services.
As Chair of the Committee, Dr. Tees presented for approval a document that had been
drafted by the Faculty of Medicine and subsequently endorsed by the Academic Policy
Committee entitled "Policy and Processes to Address Unprofessional Behaviour (Including
Harassment, Intimidation) in the Faculty of Medicine."
Dr. Tees indicated that previous Faculty policies had not completely addressed the unique
relationship between students and clinical faculty. The new document had been widely
circulated for consultation. The Academic Policy Committee had approved the document,
after having requested several clarifications and revisions. While the Committee did not
wish to delay approval of the Medicine policy in order to allow time for other Faculties
and Schools to review the document and determine whether they should adopt similar
policies, the Committee recommended that this kind of review should still take place.
Dr. Tees l        That Senate adopt the document entitled
Dr. Stelck i        "Policy and Processes to Address
Unprofessional Behaviour (Including
Harassment, Intimidation) in the Faculty of
Medicine."
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Academic Policy Committee
Discussion
Dr. Tees and Dr. Shaw responded to questions from Mr. Brady as follows:
• Wording throughout the document with respect to anonymity and confidentiality
of complainants, and the channelling of complaints had been finalized in
consultation with the Office of the University Counsel and was consistent with
UBC Policy #3: Discrimination and Harassment.
• In sections 1.2 and 1.3, the final sentence in each case was amended to replace
"should" with "shall."
• Section 3.3.3.10: Language to the effect that the Associate Dean may choose not to
investigate a complaint had been taken directly from UBC Policy #3:
Discrimination and Harassment. A mechanism for appeal appeared in section
3.3.3.15. Dr. Shaw noted that, even in cases where a formal investigation is denied,
an informal investigation may still take place. Students not satisfied with a decision
not to launch a formal investigation would be offered a range of options, including
legal options through the courts.
• An investigator appointed under section 3.3.3.17 would be selected in consultation
with the Equity Office and legal counsel, with care taken to ensure that the
selection process was as fair as possible. As there remained some uncertainty as to
whether the complainant or respondent would have any role in the selection of the
investigator, President Piper requested that Dr. Shaw submit further information to
Senate at a later date.
Mr. Brady, referring to section 3.3.3.10, subsection (d), stated the opinion that it was
erroneous to have the burden of proof that an allegedly coerced sexual relationship was
consensual rest solely with the respondent to a complaint.
Referring to Appendix I, Section II (page 4), Mr. Taylor asked whether the policy
intended to preclude sexual or romantic relationships between student learners. Dr. Shaw
responded that, although she understood that this section appeared somewhat misleading,
the responsibility to refrain from undertaking such relationships was intended to apply
only to situations where learners may be instructing other learners and where such
relationships may not be consensual.
In response to a question from Mr. Riendl about why this policy had been developed to
apply only to the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Shaw stated that the definition and evaluation
of professionalism had been fertile ground for discussion within the Faculty. Dr. Shaw
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Admissions Committee
indicated that UBC Policy #3 was due for a review and that University-wide changes
might happen as a result of such a review.
By general consent, there were two amendments made to the Appendices.
1. In Appendix I, Section II (page 4), the fourth bullet under "Responsibilities,"
replace the word "peers" with "other learners."
2. In Appendix I, Section III (page 5), under "Responsibilities", add a bullet reading
"Not unjustly discredit the reputations of peers, learners, teachers or members of
the health care team."
The motion to
adopt the
amended
document was
put and carried.
Admissions Committee
Note: The full text of the Admissions Committee reports is not included in the Minutes of
Senate. Copies are available from the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services.
Dr. Rosengarten presented the reports, as Chair of the Committee.
TEST OF SPOKEN ENGLISH
The Committee had circulated a proposal to delete the Test of Spoken English (TSE)
requirement as part of the English Language Admission Standard. Dr. Rosengarten
explained that a new version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) was
to be introduced in September 2005, and that the new test was to include a speaking
component. He recalled that, although Senate had approved the TSE requirement several
years earlier, there had been difficulties in implementing the requirement because the TSE
was not widely available. TSE implementation had been deferred by Senate twice previ-
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Admissions Committee
ously, and considering that the new test was to come into effect in September 2005, the
Committee recommended omitting the TSE requirement altogether.
Dr. Rosengarten i        That Senate approve the deletion of the Test of
Dean Muzyka i        Spoken English requirement from the English
Language Admission Standard, and the
associated Calendar revisions as circulated.
Carried.
INTERNET-BASED TOEFL
The Committee had circulated a proposal to revise the Calendar entry on English
Language Proficiency Tests to include reference to the new Internet-based TOEFL test.
The results of paper- or computer-based tests were to remain valid for admissions
purposes until September 2007. The proposal had been prepared in consultation with the
International Student Initiative. The proposal had also been endorsed by a Committee of
Associate Deans, Student Services. The Faculty of Graduate Studies was in the process of
considering whether to make changes to its published minimum TOEFL scores, and any
such changes were to be submitted for approval separately at a later date.
Dr. Rosengarten i        That Senate approve the addition of required
Dr. Tees J        minimum scores for the Internet-based TOEFL
test to the Calendar statement on English
Language Proficiency Tests.
In response to a query from Mr. Brady, Dr. Rosengarten stated that students in other
countries could take the new TOEFL test at an approved testing centre. Speaking skills
could also be evaluated using computer-based voice exchange. There was some discussion
about how many testing centres existed worldwide, and although the exact number was
unknown, Dr. Rosengarten estimated that there were several thousand testing centres in
operation.
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Mr. Mistry raised issues regarding security and Internet-based testing. The Chair
recognized Dr. Donald Wehrung of the International Student Initiative, who stated the
opinion that the Internet-based TOEFL would feature enhanced security measures, as
compared to previous versions of the test.
Dr. Gunderson noted the absence of a good research base on the predictive value of
TOEFL scores with respect to university success. Dr. Rosengarten agreed, and confirmed
it would be important for the Committee to receive and evaluate data on the new test
after it had been in use for several years.
The motion was
put and carried.
MINIMUM TOEFL SCORE FOR ARCHITECTURE
The Committee had circulated a proposal to revise the minimum TOEFL score on the
paper- and computer-based tests for admission to the Master of Architecture program
from 570 to 600 and 230 to 250, respectively.
Dr. Rosengarten i        That Senate approve the proposed increases to
Dean Isaacson J        the minimum TOEFL scores for admission to
the Master of Architecture.
Carried.
ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (SECONDARY), PHYSICAL
EDUCATION CONCENTRATION AND MAJOR
The Committee had circulated a proposal to revise the Calendar entry on admission to the
Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Physical Education concentration and major to reflect
previously-approved curriculum changes to the Bachelor of Human Kinetics program.
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04/05-102
Admissions Committee
Dr. Rosengarten
Dean Tierney
That the proposed changes to the Calendar
entry on admission to the Bachelor of
Education be approved.
Carried.
ADMISSION TO BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (SECONDARY), MUSIC MAJOR
The Committee had circulated a proposal to revise the Calendar entry on admission to the
Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Music Major for clarity.
Dr. Rosengarten
Mr. Paton
That Senate approve the proposed changes to
the Calendar statement on admission to the
Bachelor of Education.
Carried.
MISCELLANEOUS UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS CHANGES
The Committee had circulated eight proposed changes to the Undergraduate Admissions
chapter of the Calendar to better reflect current practice within the Admissions Office.
Dr. Rosengarten
Mr. Affleck
That Senate approve the first four proposed
Calendar changes, as circulated.
In response to a question from Mr. Haffey about how students could determine whether
their secondary school was "recognized" by UBC, Mr. Silzer stated that the great majority
of students could assume that their schools were, in fact, recognized. The intent of the
change was to allow Enrolment Services to act accordingly on the very small number of
cases where applicants' secondary schools were not accredited in the normal way.
The motion was
put and carried.
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Admissions Committee
Dr. Rosengarten i        That Senate approve the fifth (on Applicants
Dr. Tees J       from a Secondary School Outside Canada) and
sixth (on the English Language Admission
Standard) proposed Calendar changes, as
circulated.
Referring to the Calendar entry on exemption from writing the Language Proficiency
Index (LPI), Mr. Haffey recalled that he, as a new UBC student from outside the province,
had been required to arrive on campus several weeks prior to the start of classes in order
to write the LPI. He expressed the opinion that it was unfair to place the onus on the
student in such circumstances, and urged the University to consider other ways in which
students could demonstrate English competency. Mr. Ahmadian stated that it was
possible for students to arrange for invigilation of the LPI in other countries, noting that
he had written the test in the United Arab Emirates.
The motion was
put and carried.
Dr. Rosengarten i        That Senate approve the seventh (on LPI
Mr. Haffey J        exemption) and eighth (on home schooled
applicants) proposed Calendar changes, as
circulated.
Referring to the Calendar entry on admissions for home schooled students, Dr.
Gunderson asked whether such students faced any difficulty demonstrating eligibility for
admission, given the Calendar language requiring that students' secondary schools be
"recognized." Dr. Rosengarten responded that this was typically not a problem because
home schooled students usually obtained confirmation of high school completion through
a recognized secondary school.
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The motion was
put and carried.
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Agenda Committee
Dr. Rosengarten i        That Senate approve the ninth proposed
Dr. R. Harrison J        Calendar change on " Change of Program," as
circulated.
Carried.
Agenda Committee
INTERIM ACADEMIC GOVERNANCE FOR UBC OKANAGAN
As Chair of the Committee, Dean Isaacson presented the following report.
The University of British Columbia ("UBC") is a leading university with an
international reputation for excellence in its academic programs and research
activities;
To ensure a broad range of high quality post secondary programs, as well as high level
research programs, in the British Columbia Southern Interior, the Legislative Assembly
of British Columbia passed the University Amendment Act, 2004, permitting the
establishment of a campus of UBC in the Okanagan;
At such time that the University Amendment Act, 2004 is brought into force, UBC
will be one university comprised of a campus at Vancouver ("UBC Vancouver") and a
campus in the Okanagan ("UBC Okanagan") and consisting of one Board of
Governors, one President, one Chancellor, and a Senate and Vice President Academic
for each campus, together with a Council of Senates.
UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan will have comparable entrance standards and
quality of faculty and staff;
The University Amendment Act, 2004 provides for the composition of the Senate for
UBC Okanagan, including the election of faculty members and student members, but
faculty members will not be formally employed until July 2005 and students will be
not be formally enrolled until September 2005;
The academic programs for UBC Okanagan must be established prior to September
2005 and decisions made regarding those programs;
Prior to the University Amendment Act, 2004 being brought into force, the existing
Senate of UBC is the appropriate body to establish and make decisions regarding the
academic programs to be offered at UBC Okanagan;
So as to ensure appropriate representation of those individuals that are to become
members of the UBC Okanagan, and as well to ensure continuity for faculty who will
become employed effective July 2005 and students who will become enrolled effective
September 2005, it is important that such individuals be represented in carrying out
the usual responsibilities associated with a university senate.
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Agenda Committee
The existing Senate has the power to establish such committees as it considers
necessary and to delegate to those committees those of its powers as it may determine;
The existing Senate has established a Nominating Committee with the power to
nominate the elected membership of all Senate committees, and other such members as
Senate provides, and to recommend the size of each committee;
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04/05-106
Agenda Committee
Dean Isaacson
Dean Muzyka
That the Senate establish a committee to
consist of 4 members of the Senate together
with other individuals, all to be appointed by
the Nominating Committee, in consultation
with the Deputy Vice Chancellor of UBC
Okanagan, and such committee to be
established prior to March 1, 2005;
That such committee be delegated those
powers of the Senate as are required in respect
of the academic programs to be offered at
UBC Okanagan, such that the committee may
consider, approve and recommend to the
Board: academic programs; faculties, schools
and departments; courses of study, instruction
and education in faculties to be established at
UBC Okanagan; matters pertaining to the
Library at UBC Okanagan; and fellowships,
scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries, and prizes
to be established at UBC Okanagan; and it
may: establish rules and procedures of the
committee; determine members of the teaching
and administrative staffs who are to be
members of the UBC Okanagan faculty; and
provide for the preparation and publication of
the UBC Okanagan calendar; together with
such other powers of the Senate as are
necessary to ensure the proper development
and implementation of academic programs at
UBC Okanagan;
That such committee provide reports to the
Senate in May 2005 and again upon
completion of its work;
That such committee be dissolved upon the
establishment of the Senate for UBC
Okanagan.
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Discussion
Dean Isaacson recalled that Deputy Vice Chancellor Barry McBride and University
Counsel Hubert Lai had given an overview of transition arrangements relating to the new
Okanagan Senate at the January meeting of Senate. The proposal to create an interim
academic governing body for UBC Okanagan was intended to allow necessary academic
governance activity to take place prior to the establishment of the Okanagan Senate. Dean
Isaacson estimated that the Okanagan Senate would be established by October 2005. The
interim academic governing body would also provide a vehicle by which the Vancouver
Senate could provide mentorship to the emerging Okanagan Senate.
Dean Isaacson stated that he had participated in discussion with student representatives to
Senate about student representation on the Council of Senates, and that the Agenda
Committee planned to bring to Senate in March a proposal to create a task force to assess
the impact of the Council of Senates, as well as to propose a mechanism for filling elected
positions on the Council of Senates.
Speaking on the issue of delegation of the powers of Senate to this interim body, Dean
Isaacson stated that the goal was to find the optimal balance between allowing UBC
Okanagan colleagues to play a role in decision making for their campus, while also
ensuring some representation from the Vancouver campus. Dean Isaacson pointed out
that the interim academic governing body would be required to report back to Senate in
May 2005, and again upon completion of its work.
Dean Isaacson indicated that the Nominating Committee had drafted a preliminary list of
nominees (note: full text not included in the Minutes of Senate) to serve on the interim
academic governing body. Upon invitation by Dean Isaacson, Dr. Rosengarten displayed
a preliminary list of nominees on behalf of the Nominating Committee.
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Agenda Committee
Dr. Tees expressed support for the creation of the interim academic governing body to
bridge the time period until the Okanagan Senate could be officially established.
Following recognition by the Chair, Ms. Collins, Assistant Registrar, Senate &
Curriculum Services, described the electoral process used by the Nominating Committee
to select faculty and student representatives, which had included the circulation of calls
for nomination.
Mr. Brady noted that the list displayed by Dr. Rosengarten included a much longer list of
names than the four members specified in the motion. Dean Isaacson clarified that the
motion provided for four members of the Senate, together with additional representation
from the Okanagan. Mr. Brady expressed concern about delegating the powers of Senate
to an interim governing body.
Dean Muzyka suggested that the Nominating Committee consider adding a representative
from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration to the interim academic
governing body, particularly considering the planned creation of a Faculty of
Management at UBC Okanagan. Dean Isaacson agreed to convey this suggestion to the
Nominating Committee.
Ms. Tull spoke in favour of the motion, stating the opinion that it was important to
empower UBC Okanagan to look after its own affairs. Mr. Ahmadian agreed, adding his
support for the idea of coaching the new campus during the transition period.
The motion was
put and carried.
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Curriculum Committee
Curriculum Committee
On behalf of the Committee, Dr. Windsor-Liscombe presented a proposal for a new
course: STAT 540 (3): Statistical Methods for High Dimensional Biology.
Dr. Windsor-Liscombe     l        That Senate approve the establishment of
Dr. Berger J        STAT 540 as a new course.
Carried.
Nominating Committee
On behalf of the Nominating Committee, Dean Isaacson presented the following
proposed adjustments to the membership of Committees of Senate.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Appeals on Academic Standing
Add Mr. Bijan Ahmadian to replace Mr. Jack Liu (student)
Continuing Studies
Add Mr. Jitesh Mistry to replace Mr. Gary Martin (student)
Curriculum
Add Ms. Emma Gibson to replace Mr. Jack Liu (student)
Student Appeals on Academic Discipline
Add Ms. Emma Gibson to replace Mr. Gary Martin (student)
Tributes
Add Mr. Greg Paton to replace Mr. Gary Martin (student)
Dean Isaacson i        That Senate accept the recommendations of the
Dr. Tees J       Nominating Committee with respect to Senate
Committee membership.
Carried.
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Student Awards Committee
Student Awards Committee
See also 'Appendix A: New Awards'.
As Chair of the Committee, Dr. Thompson had circulated a list of new awards for
approval.
Dr. Thompson i        That the awards listed be accepted and
Dr. Rosengarten J       forwarded to the Board of Governors for
approval, and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Carried.
Report from the University Librarian
Note: The full text of this report is not included in the Minutes of Senate. Copies are
available from the Office of the University Librarian.
Ms. Quinlan had circulated the 2003/2004 Report of the University Librarian to the
Senate. Ms. Quinlan drew attention to the following activities undertaken by the Library:
• The recent replacement of the Library's integrated library system. The previous
system was no longer being developed by its owner, and the decision was taken to
migrate to a new system prior to the scheduled opening of the Irving K. Barber
Learning Centre. The migration had occurred over a nine-month period, and the
new system was successfully implemented in May 2004.
• Significant progress had been made on the construction of the Irving K. Barber
Learning Centre, and occupants were scheduled to move into Phase 1 at the north
end of the building in May 2005. Preparation for Phase 2 was underway, with full
completion of the Centre planned for the fall of 2006.
• Important donations included a gift from the Sutherland Foundation toward
sustaining the eHelp online reference service as well as support for rare books and
special collections in history and literature.
Ms. Quinlan noted that the Library continued to explore ways to expand its services and
collections and welcomed suggestions. The President thanked Ms. Quinlan for her report.
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Other Business
Other Business
Mr. Yaworsky gave notice of the following motion, thereby requesting that it appear on
the March 23, 2005 Senate meeting agenda:
That Senate strike an ad hoc committee to study and report on:
• The membership and operating procedures of the Council of Senates; and
• The potential impact of the Council of Senates on the roles and responsibilities of this
Senate.
The President accepted the notice of motion.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The following regular
meeting of Senate was scheduled to be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
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Appendix A: New Awards
Appendix A: New Awards
Jean BROWNE Memorial Bursary in Education: A $1,250 bursary has been endowed in
memory of Jean Browne by her family. The bursary is offered to students entering the
Bachelor of Education (Elementary) Program within the Faculty of Education. (First
award available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
CHARTERED Accountants Education Foundation Jim Miller D.A.P. Scholarship: Two
scholarships of $1,000 each are offered to students enrolled in the Diploma in Accounting
Program at the Sauder School of Business. They are awarded on the recommendation of
the School to students with high academic standing and leadership ability who intend to
become Chartered Accountants (CA's). (First awards available for the 2005/06 Winter
Session)
The CHOQUETTE Family Foundation Global Student Mobility Award: The Choquette
Family Foundation offers awards totalling $100,000 for undergraduate or graduate UBC
students participating in recognized student exchange programs in Quebec or outside of
Canada, excluding the United States of America, for a minimum of eight months. The
awards valued at $10,000 each are made on the recommendation of the Student
Exchange Program Office in consultation with the Office of Student Financial Assistance
and Awards. (First awards available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
Dante CICCONE Memorial Scholarship in Astronomy: Scholarships totalling $2,500
have been endowed through a gift from the estate of Dante Ciccone (B.A.Sc.1936) for
graduate or undergraduate students studying astronomy. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and, in the case of
graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First awards
available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
DEAN'S LL.B. Entrance Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $30,000 are offered to
students entering the LL.B. Program who demonstrate academic excellence. The awards
are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (First awards available for the
2005/06 Winter Session)
Morton and Irene DODEK Prize in Family Practice: A $300 prize has been endowed by
the family of Dr. Morton and Mrs. Irene Dodek for an outstanding graduating student in
the M.D. Program who shows promise for a successful career in family practice. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Family Practice in the
Faculty of Medicine. (First awards available for the 2004/05 Winter Session)
Carl Daniel EKMAN Memorial Bursary: Bursaries totalling $1,200 have been endowed
by Dr. Frank Ekman in memory of his grandfather, Carl Daniel Ekman, a Swedish
pioneer in the pulp and paper industry. The bursaries are assigned on the basis of assessed
financial need, with a preference for students who completed secondary school in
communities outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District and the Capital Region
District. (First awards available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
ELLIS Foster Award: A $1,000 award is offered by Ellis Foster to an undergraduate
student studying Accounting in the Bachelor of Commerce Program. Preference is given to
students who contribute to
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their community and are involved in campus life outside of the classroom. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First award available for
the 2004/05 Winter Session)
ELLIS Foster D.A.P. Award: A $1,000 award is offered by Ellis Foster to a student in the
Diploma in Accounting Program. Preference is given to students who contribute to their
community and are involved in campus life outside of the classroom. The award is made
on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First award available for the
2004/05 Winter Session)
ENGINEERING Bursary: Bursaries totalling $4,400 have been endowed by friends of the
University for engineering students who have good academic standing and demonstrate
financial need. (First awards available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
Peter FROST Teaching and Learning Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships totalling
$1,000 have been endowed by friends, family and colleagues in memory of Dr. Peter
Frost, a devoted teacher, distinguished researcher, and inspirational leader who taught at
UBC from 1975 to 2004. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Sauder
School of Business to undergraduate or graduate students studying Organizational
Behaviour with an interest in organizational leadership and compassion. In the case of
graduate students, the awards are made in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate
Studies. (First awards available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
Gwyn and Aileen GUNN Bursary for First Nations Students: Bursaries totalling $16,000
have been endowed through a bequest from Gwyneth M. Gunn for First Nations students
in need of financial assistance. (First awards available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
Frank IACOBUCCI Entrance Award in Law: An award equal to one year's tuition is
offered by the Faculty of Law, in recognition of the Honourable Frank Iacobucci
(B.Com.1961, LL.B.1962, LL.D. Honoris Causa 1989) to a student entering the LL.B
Program who has achieved good academic standing, has been actively involved in student
government and/or community programs, and faces challenges (financial or systemic) in
accessing a legal education. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Law. (First award available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
Ronald JOBE Children's Literature Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $1,000 have been
endowed in honour of Dr. Ronald Jobe, a Professor in the Department of Language and
Literacy Education since 1978. He has created a stimulating atmosphere for scholarship
in children's literature at the university through his dynamic teaching style and involved
supervision of graduate theses, as well as his advocacy for the subject both nationally and
internationally. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Library,
Archival and Information Studies to students in the Master of Arts Program in Children's
Literature. (First award available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
KOOTENAY Dental Society Bursary: A $1,000 bursary is offered by the Kootenay
Dental Society to students in the first year of the D.M.D. Program. (First award available
for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
 Vancouver Senate 04/05-114
Minutes of February 23,2005
Appendix A: New Awards
Charles LARRE Memorial Graduating Prize: A $750 prize and medal have been endowed
by the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and family and friends in memory of
Charles Larre to recognize his contributions to Canada's secondary wood processing
industry and his long-term commitment to wood products education. The prize is
awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry
to the most outstanding graduating student in the Wood Products Processing Program.
(First award available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
LAW Class Act Bursary: Bursaries totalling $1,000 have been endowed by Law Class Act
donors for students in the Faculty of Law. (First awards available for the 2005/06 Winter
Session)
Betty LIN Bursary in Dentistry: A $1,250 bursary has been endowed by Dr. Betty Lin, a
local dentist and UBC alumna (D.M.D.1969), for a student entering the first year of the
D.M.D. Program. (First award available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
Kenneth LYSYK Memorial Scholarship: A $1,500 scholarship has been endowed by his
family in memory of Kenneth Lysyk (1934-2003), who served as Dean of the Faculty of
Law at UBC and as a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law to a student entering the second or
third year in the LL.B. Program with preference given to a student who has demonstrated
an interest in constitutional law. (First awards available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
George C. PAGE Memorial Bursary: Bursaries totalling $1,000 have been endowed by
friends and colleagues in memory of George Charles Page (B.A.Sc.1951) for
undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the
Faculty of Applied Science. Mr. Page was a Mosquito fighter/bomber navigator in World
War Two, pioneered the application of microwave-based protection for B.C. Hydro's 500
kV power system, led the development of remote control for B.C. Hydro's substations
and generating stations, and provided much appreciated opportunities for local industry
and B.C. Hydro staff. (First award available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
Firoz RASUL Scholarship for Fuel Cell Research: A $1,000 scholarship is offered by
Ballard Power Systems in honour of Firoz Rasul. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science to an undergraduate or graduate
student who has demonstrated promise in the area of fuel cell research. In the case of
graduate students, the award is made in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate
Studies. (First awards available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
Ira M. ROBINSON Bursary in Community and Regional Planning: Bursaries totalling
$1,000 have been endowed by Dr. Ira M. Robinson for students in the School of
Community and Regional Planning. Dr. Robinson was a Professor in Community and
Regional Planning at UBC from 1952 to 1961 and is currently Emeritus Professor of
Urban Planning at the University of Calgary. (First awards available for the 2005/06
Winter Session)
Govin Rai ROOPRA and Priti Kaur Roopra Scholarship in Law: A $1,000 scholarship is
offered by Govin Rai Roopra and Priti Kaur Roopra to outstanding students with a
medical or physical disability entering their second or third year in the Faculty of Law.
The scholarship requires a special application
 Vancouver Senate 04/05-115
Minutes of February 23,2005
Appendix A: New Awards
which is available from the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Awards, the Crane
Library and the Disability Centre. Applications must be submitted by October 15. The
award is made on the nomination of the Committee on Awards for Students with
Disabilities. (First award available for the 2005/06 Winter Session)
SCOTIABANK Prize in Family Practice: Two prizes of $1,000 each are offered by
Scotiabank to students completing the second or third year of the M.D. Program who
demonstrate promise in the area of Family Practice. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine. (First awards available for the 2004/05
Winter Session)
Kenneth G. YOUNG, Q.C. Scholarship in Law: A $1,400 scholarship has been endowed
through a bequest from Kenneth Gerald Young, Q.C. for a student in the LL.B. Program
who has demonstrated potential practice ability in the field of criminal law. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (First award available for the
2005/06 Winter Session)
Previously-Approved Awards With Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
Award 02209 - Roy NODWELL Memorial Prize: Prizes totalling $1,600 were endowed
by friends and former graduates of Engineering Physics on the occasion of Roy Nodwell's
retirement from the Department in 1983, and from the greater community of respectful
friends and colleagues on his passing in 2004. The prizes are awarded to students
involved in academic project(s) which exhibit a high professional standard and have the
potential for introducing an innovative technology. The awards are made on the
recommendation of a selection committee appointed by the Director of Engineering
Physics.
How amended? In light of Dr. Nodwell's passing, the prize title has been amended to
include the word "memorial" and a reference to the augmentation of the fund with in-
memoriam gifts after his passing in 2004 has been added. In addition, a requirement that
Dr. Nodwell participate in the selection of prize recipients has been deleted.

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