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 The University  of  British  Columbia
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
Attendance
The First Regular Meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia for the Session
2001/02 was held on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 102, George F.
Curtis Building.
Present: President M. C. Piper (Chair), Vice President B. C. McBride, Dean F. S. Abbott, Dr. P.
Adebar, Mr. R. Affleck, Ms. C. Bekkers, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dr. R. W. Blake, Dean J. Blom, Mr. P.
T. Burns, Dr. H. M. Burt, Mr. A. Campbell, Mr. T. C. Y. Chan, Mr. C. Eaton, Dr. D. Fisher, Dr.
J. H. V. Gilbert, Dr. D. Granot, Dean F. Granot, Mr. E. Greathed, Dr. S. W. Hamilton, Dr. A. G.
Hannam, Dr. P. E. Harding, Dr. J. Helliwell, Mr. R. R. Hira, Ms. J. Hutton, Mr. I. Kathrada, Dr.
D. D. Kitts, Dean M. M. Klawe, Dr. B. S. Lalli, Dr. V. Lemay, Mr. G. Lloyd, Mr. T. P. T. Lo, Mr.
R. W. Lowe, Dr. M. MacEntee, Mr. B. J. MacLean, Dr. P. L. Marshall, Dr. W. R. McMaster, Mr.
W. B. McNulty, Dr. K. McQueen, Mr. R. W. Morasiewicz, Dr. P. N. Nemetz, Dr. G. N. Patey,
Dr. J. Perry, Mr. G. Podersky-Cannon, Dean M. Quayle, Ms. C. Quinlan, Ms. H. E. Roman, Dr.
H. J. Rosengarten, Dr. K. Schonert-Reichl, Mr. B. Simpson, Dr. D. Sjerve, Dr. C. E. Slonecker,
Ms. D. Soochan, Mr. C. Ste-Croix, Dr. B. Stelck, Mr. E. Storm, Dr. J. R. Thompson, Dean R. J.
Tierney, Mr. D. Tompkins, Ms. G. Y. C. Tsai, Dean A. Tully, Mr. D. R. Verma, Dr. D. Ll.
Williams, Dr. R. J. K. Wilson, Dr. R. A. Yaworsky, Mr. W. Yuen.
By invitation: Dr. M. Goldberg
Regrets: Dr. W. L. Sauder (Chancellor), Mr. P. T. Brady, Mr. P. T. Burns, Dean J. A. Cairns, Ms.
E. J. Caskey, Dr. R. Goldman-Segall, Ms. M. Hassen, Rev. T. J. Hanrahan, Dean M. Isaacson, Dr.
C. Jillings, Dr. S. B. Knight, Dr. D. M. Lyster, Ms. V. G. Mirehouse, Dean D. Muzyka, Dr. T. F.
Pedersen, Dr. V. Raoul, Dean J. N. Saddler, Mr. A. F. Sheppard, Dr. C. Shields, Ms. L. M.
Sparrow, Dr. R. C. Tees, Mr. W. Tong, Dean E. H. K. Yen.
Senate Membership
NEW MEMBER: EX OFFICIO
Dr. Kenneth McQueen. Principal, Vancouver School of Theology
Vol. 2001/02 12759
 Vancouver Senate 12760
Minutes of September 19,2001	
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
Faculty of Dentistry: Mr. Iqbal Kathrada replaced Ms. Sakura Iwagami
Faculty of Medicine: Mr. Grayson Lloyd replaced Ms. Joelle Dennie
President Piper welcomed the new members to Senate.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Gilbert l        That the minutes of the meeting of May 16,
Dr. Williams J       2001 be adopted as circulated.
Carried.
Business Arising from the Minutes
UNIVERSITAS 21 AND U21 GLOBAL
Dr. Fisher had circulated the following notice at the May 16, 2001 meeting of Senate:
"That, at its [September 19, 2001 meeting], Senate have a full debate on the academic
and social implications of becoming a member of the joint venture U21 Global with
Universitas 21."
Dr. Fisher recalled that the Senate endorsed joining U21 Global at the April 2001 meeting
of Senate. Following the meeting, the Department of Educational Studies circulated an
open letter to all members of Senate, which raised concerns about the speed with which
the decision had been taken, the apparent lack of consultation with the wider university
community, and the commercialization of knowledge. Dr. Fisher noted that since UBC
had agreed to join the venture, the Universities of Toronto and Michigan had both
withdrawn from Universitas 21. Peking University and the University of Edinburgh had
withdrawn from U21 Global, although both institutions remained members of the
Universitas 21 consortium.
U21 Global was set to begin operation in January 2003. Preliminary target countries were
Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, and the first programs were to focus on commerce
and business administration.
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Minutes of September 19,2001	
Business Arising from the Minutes
Dr. Fisher outlined three levels of concern:
1. About public institutions drawing closer to the market, and the prevalence of
commodification.
2. About UBC's involvement in this commercial venture, and about investing public
money. How far should the University go to accommodate the dominance of
market ideology?
3. About due process, since the members of Senate had not received the U21 Global
documentation prior to the meeting. Senators were told at the meeting that a
decision had to be reached that same night in order to meet the deadline for joining
the venture.
President Piper corrected Dr. Fisher in pointing out that UBC was soliciting private
funding for the $500 K investment in U21 Global rather than drawing from General
Purpose Operating Funds. The President was optimistic that the University would secure
this private support in the near future.
Mr. Podersky-Cannon reported that he had visited the Office of the Vice President,
External and Legal Affairs to review the U21 Global documents in detail, and invited
other members of Senate to do the same. He drew attention to the following areas for
further consideration:
• Should the share structure of U21 Global change such that the universities become
a minority party, the minority party will be entitled to have only two directors on
the board while the majority may have an unlimited number of directors.
• Although the initial focus would be on Internet based learning, students might also
take traditional paper based correspondence courses, making U21 Global seem
more like an actual than a virtual university.
• The legal implications of providing access to the UBC Calendar through the U21
Global website could be serious.
• The agreement to grant transfer or advanced credit for U21 Global courses might
mitigate the authority of Senate in granting degrees.
• U21 Global would be able to apply for patents. Why would this be necessary?
Vice President McBride clarified that it was important to distinguish between U21 Global
and Universitas 21. He described Universitas 21 as a collegial network for the sharing of
interests and the exchange of students, and stated that the UBC Calendar had been made
available to this larger consortium rather than specifically to U21 Global. Addressing the
issue of transfer credit,
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Minutes of September 19,2001	
Business Arising from the Minutes
he stated that the U21 Global agreement would require that UBC consider U21 Global
credits for transfer in the same way as for other Universitas 21 institutions; there would
be no blanket acceptance. In response to a query from Mr. Podersky-Cannon, Vice
President McBride denied that UBC had merged with Thomson Learning, and affirmed
that Thomson Learning did not own any part of UBC. U21 Global would develop courses
using standards set by U21 Pedagogica, and UBC faculty would have a chance to develop
those courses.
Dr. Yaworsky was critical of the late and urgent presentation of U21 Global to Senate for
approval, noting that Thomson Learning had posted a press release announcing U21
Global on its website five months before the matter came to Senate. He agreed that U21
Global could be an exciting initiative, but was concerned that Senate had not been
afforded enough time to debate its implications.
Dean Quayle highlighted the possible opportunities, particularly for small faculties, in
partnering with other institutions to develop courses under the auspices of U21 Global
and added that the role of the university included a degree of risk taking in order to
maximize institutional learning. Dean Quayle suggested that Senate set aside some if its
future meetings to debate moral and ethical issues, rather than coming together only to
approve existing proposals. Dean Klawe stated that she was excited to see the institution
participate in an experiment with the benefit of determining innovative ways to provide
the educational experience, and that she was hopeful that UBC faculty would be able to
participate sufficiently to justify the $500 K investment.
Referring to the example of the University of Phoenix, Mr. Affleck stated that some
people believed that conventional universities would become obsolete within 15 years.
Although he did not share this view, he supported learning about new educational
methods.
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Minutes of September 19,2001	
Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
Concluding the discussion, President Piper reported that the final contract to join U21
Global would be signed in the near future. The President also urged the Agenda
Committee to consider Dean Quayle's request to set aside some meetings for debate of
issues rather than approval.
Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
TERRORIST ATTACKS IN THE USA
President Piper was hopeful that the UBC community had taken time to reflect on the
four aircraft hijackings and their tragic results that had occurred one week earlier in the
United States. A gathering was held on campus one week later on September 18th.
President Piper described the attacks as reaffirming that the role of the university in the
global community is based on respect and tolerance, as well as individual rights and
freedoms. The President thanked those people in the UBC community who had reached
out to others during this time of grief: particularly the Office of the Vice President,
Students, the Alma Mater Society and the Graduate Student Society.
MEETING OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS' COUNCIL AND ALUMNI GATHERINGS
President Piper reported that she had recently travelled to Prince George to attend a
meeting of the University Presidents' Council of British Columbia. The Hon. Shirley
Bond, Minister of Advanced Education, also attended the meeting.
Approximately 70 people attended an alumni event in Prince George. Alumni gatherings
also recently took place in Victoria, Calgary and Toronto. The President was impressed
by the commitment and interest of UBC alumni.
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Minutes of September 19,2001	
Reports from the Vice President, Academic and Provost
Reports from the Vice President, Academic and Provost
DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS: NAME CHANGE
Vice President McBride had circulated a proposal to change the name of the Department
of Fine Arts.
Vice President McBride    l        That Senate approve the change in name from
Dean Tully i        the Department of Fine Arts to the
Department of Art History, Visual Art, and
Theory.
In response to a question from Mr. Tompkins, Dean Tully confirmed that students in the
Department would be recorded as specializing in Art History, Visual Art, and Theory
rather than Fine Arts.
The motion was
put and carried.
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CENTRE FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IN MICROELECTRONICS
Vice President McBride circulated a proposal to disestablish the Centre for Advanced
Technology in Microelectronics. The Centre had been established in the Faculty of
Graduate Studies in 1982 to provide technical support to researchers studying electronic
devices and materials, and had since expanded its capabilities so as to make its technical
expertise and facilities available to a wide group of researchers. Since the Centre's recent
research activities were increasingly based in the Faculty of Applied Science rather than
across several faculties, it seemed appropriate to disestablish the current centre. A separate
proposal to establish a new centre in the Faculty of Applied Science would be
forthcoming.
Vice President McBride    l        That Senate approve the disestablishment of
Dean Granot i        the Centre for Advanced Technology in
Microelectronics.
Carried.
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Reports from the Vice President, Academic and Provost
DIAMOND CHAIR IN JEWISH LAW AND ETHICS
Vice President McBride    l        That Senate approve the establishment of the
Dean Tully i        Diamond Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics.
In response to a query from Dr. Lalli, Vice President McBride clarified that UBC would
invest 50% of the total of $2.5 million. The remaining $1.25 million had been donated by
The Diamond Foundation. Dr. Lalli spoke in support of such chairs, remarking that they
strengthen the diversity of Canada. He asked what would become of the funds allocated
to the Chair should The Diamond Foundation cease to exist, and what would happen if
the Chair were to become vacant but the available funds were insufficient to fill the
vacancy. President Piper clarified that the $1.25 million donation had been endowed, and
would therefore provide funds to the Chair in perpetuity. Vice President McBride added
that the interest generated by the $2.5 million would both pay the salary of the chair
holder and add funds to the principal endowment. The available funding would be
adjusted on a three year rolling average to ensure the health of the endowment. Dr.
Williams speculated that if the funds required exceeded the funds available in a given
year, the University would draw money from the principal in the amount of the
difference. President Piper agreed, but confirmed that she believed the $2.5 million to be a
sustainable amount.
The motion was
put and carried.
 Vancouver Senate 12766
Minutes of September 19,2001	
From the Board of Governors
YOUNG BIN MIN CHAIR IN KOREAN LITERATURE AND LITERARY TRANSLATION
Vice President McBride    l        That Senate approve the establishment of the
Dean Tully i        Young Bin Min Chair in Korean Literature and
Literary Translation.
Carried.
FORUM ON PLAGIARISM AND ACADEMIC HONESTY
Vice President McBride announced that a forum to discuss plagiarism and academic
honesty would be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 24th in the TAG seminar
room in the David Lam Building. The University was considering purchasing software
that would enable faculty to scan student assignments and to compare them against a
database to identify plagiarism, and was soliciting feedback from the campus community.
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 Faculty of Science (p. 12653);
ii.      2001-02 Undergraduate Enrolment Targets (12637-9);
iii.      Curriculum proposals from the Faculties of Agricultural Sciences, Applied Science,
Arts, Dentistry, Education, Graduate Studies and Medicine (pp. 12691-6);
iv.      New awards (p. 12701);
v.      The establishment of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Research Chair (p.
12681) and the CH.I.L.D. Foundation Chair in Paediatric Gastroenterology
Research (p. 12682);
vi.      The change in name from the Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiology to
the Sauder Family and Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiology (p.
12682);
vii.      The establishment of the Interdisciplinary Institute in Human Early Learning
(HELP) (p. 12677) and the International Canadian Studies Centre in the Faculty of
Arts (p. 12678).
Admissions Committee
Dr. Berger presented the reports from the Admissions Committee in the absence of Dr.
Lyster.
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Minutes of September 19,2001	
Admissions Committee
FACULTY OF ARTS, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
The Admissions Committee recommended approval of the following proposals.
Proposal Number 1
Undergraduate Change in Requirements for Entrance into Major in English
Present Online Calendar (2001/2002) Entry: XII Faculties and Schools, Arts, Bachelor of Arts,
English:
Second Year
201 is required (or under special conditions 407 or 210: refer to English Courses Offered for
details).
Proposed Calendar Entry: (Changes are indicated in bold)
Second Year
ENGL 220 and at least 3 credits from 221-224 are required (or under special conditions 407
or 210: refer to English Courses Offered for details). For the Language Emphasis Program,
ENGL 229 is recommended.
Rationale:
For admission to the English Major, students will now be required to take one 3-credit
foundations course in literature in English prior to the 18th century (ENGL 220) and an
additional 3-credit course in a national literature (British, Canadian, American, or 'World')
(ENGL 221-224) instead of one 6-credit course in British literature (ENGL 201). A new
course in Language and/or Rhetoric has been added, which is recommended but not required
for admission to the Language Major.
Effective Date: September 2002
Proposal Number 2
Undergraduate Change in Requirements for Minor in English (Language)
Present Online Calendar (2001-2002) Entry: XII Faculties and Schools, Arts, Bachelor of Arts,
English:
Second Year
Students must take six credits from ENGL 201 to 211.
Proposed Calendar Entry: (Changes in bold)
Second Year
Students must take six credits from ENGL 210-230; ENGL 229 is recommended.
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Admissions Committee
Rationale:
A new slate of courses ENGL 220-230 has been proposed to replace ENGL 201-208; 210
and 211 remain unchanged. A new course in Language and/or Rhetoric has been added,
which is recommended but not required for admission to the Language Minor.
Effective Date: September 2002
Proposal Number 3
Undergraduate Change in Suggested Courses for Intending Secondary School English Teachers
Present Online Calendar (2001/2002) Entry: XII Faculties and Schools, Arts, Bachelor of Arts,
English:
A total of 36 credits, including ...
ENGL 470 (if not 202)
Proposed Calendar Entry: (Changes indicated in bold)
A total of 36 credits, including ...
ENGL 470 (if not 222)
Rationale:
ENGL 202 has been renumbered 222 (and its value reduced from 6 to 3 credits).
Effective Date: September 2002
Proposal Number 4
Undergraduate Change in Suggested Courses for Intending Secondary School English Teachers
Present Online Calendar (2001/2002) Entry: XII Faculties and Schools, Arts, Bachelor of Arts,
English:
Second Year
Students must take ENGL 201 and either 202 or 203 ...
Proposed Calendar Entry: Changes in bold
Students must take ENGL 220 and either 222 or 230
Rationale:
A new slate of English courses has been proposed.
Effective Date: September 2002
Proposal Number 5
Undergraduate Change in Requirements for Minor in English (Literature)
Present Online Calendar (2001/2002) Entry: XII Faculties and Schools, Arts, Bachelor of Arts,
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Admissions Committee
English:
Second Year
Students must take six credits from ENGL 201 to 211 ...
Proposed Calendar Entry: (Changes in bold)
Second Year
Students must take six credits from ENGL 210-230 ...
Rationale:
A new slate of courses ENGL 220-230 has been proposed to replace ENGL 201-208; 210
and 211 remain unchanged.
Effective Date: September 2002
Proposal Number 6
Undergraduate Change in Suggested Courses for Intending Secondary School English Teachers
Present Online Calendar (2001/2002) Entry: XII Faculties and Schools, Arts, Bachelor of Arts,
English:
Also recommended are ENGL 417 (if not 203), and ENGL 409.
Proposed Calendar Entry: Changes in bold
Also recommended are ENGL 417 (if not 230), and ENGL 409.
Rationale:
English 203 has been renumbered 230 (and its value reduced from 6 to 3 credits).
Effective Date: September 2002
Proposal Number 7
Undergraduate Change in Suggested Courses for Intending Secondary School English Teachers
Present Online Calendar (2001/2002) Entry: XII Faculties and Schools, Arts, Bachelor of Arts,
English:
A total of 36 credits, including ...
ENGL 348
Proposed Calendar Entry: (Changes in bold)
A total of 36 credits, including ...
ENGL 348 (or 228, if it is devoted to the study of Shakespeare)
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Minutes of September 19,2001	
Admissions Committee
Rationale:
The course content of ENGL 228 may now be devoted entirely to Shakespeare and thus both
it and the senior Shakespeare course can satisfy the requirement for a course in Shakespeare.
Effective Date: September 2002
Dr. Berger l        That Senate approve the admissions proposals
Dean Tully J        from the Department of English.
Carried.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION: CHANGES TO ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
SECONDARY OPTION WITH ART CONCENTRATION AND MAJOR
The Admissions Committee recommended approval of the following proposal.
Present Calendar Entry (page 180, column 3., 2001/02 Calendar):
Art Concentration and Major
For the Art Concentration, students must take an introductory survey course in art history and
12 credits of introductory studio art; 18 credits of third and fourth year art, including at least
12 credits of studio art. Studio art includes painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, textiles,
graphics and sculpture. Film, television and video studies courses are not accepted.
For the Art Major, students must take an additional 12 credits of third and fourth year art, 6
of which must be in studio art.
Proposed Calendar Entry: Change indicated in bold
Art Concentration and Major
For an Art Concentration, students must have completed a course in art history and 12 credits
of first and second year studio art in at least three art studio areas; 18 credits of third and
fourth year art, including a minimum of 12 credits of studio art in at least 2 different areas. 6
of these 12 credits must be in traditional studio art areas such as drawing, painting, sculpture,
printmaking, graphic/communication design, ceramics and textiles. The remaining 6 credits
may include courses in areas such as digital arts, photography, animation, film/video/TV
production, etc.
For an Art Major, students must have completed the concentration requirements and an
additional 12 credits of third and fourth year art, 6 of which must be in studio art. Of these 6
credits, 3 must be in traditional studio art areas (as mentioned above).
Rationale:
The proposed changes will bring our admission requirements in line with the BC secondary
school curriculum in visual art.
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12771
Nominating Committee
Effective Date: September 2001
Dr. Berger l
Mr. McNulty J
That Senate concur with the recommendation
of the Admissions Committee concerning
admissions to the Faculty of Education.
Carried.
Nominating Committee
Dr. Williams presented the report as Chair of the Committee.
VICE CHAIR OF SENATE
Dr. Williams l
Dean Abbott i
Dr. Gilbert accepted the nomination.
That Dr. John H. V. Gilbert be re-elected as
Vice Chair of Senate for the term from
September 19th, 2001 until August 31, 2002.
The motion was
put and carried.
PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE SELECTION OF A REGISTRAR
Dr. Williams presented the following recommended replacements for the Presidential
Advisory Committee on the Selection of a Registrar:
1. Mr. Chris Eaton replacing Ms. Keri Gammon as student representative; and
2. Mr. Robert Affleck replacing Mr.William McNulty as convocation representative.
Dr. Williams
Mr. McNulty
That Senate approve the recommendations of
the Nominating Committee concerning the
membership of the Presidential Advisory
Committee on the Selection of a Registrar.
Carried.
Tributes Committee
MEMORIAL MINUTES
Dr. Helliwell presented the following memorial minutes, as Chair of the Committee.
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Tributes Committee
John (Jack) E. Halliday
1911-2001
Dr. Halliday began his career at UBC in 1949 and retired in 1977. Prior to coming to
UBC, he served his apprenticeship in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, his hometown. Jack
completed the two-year diploma course in 1936 and then worked as a pharmacist
with MacBean & Marshall Pharmacy in Saskatoon. In 1942 he joined the RCAF in
the radar division and served overseas with the Air Force. He joined the Faculty seven
years later following the completion of a Masters degree in Pharmacology at Purdue
University and took leave in June 1951 for a period of 15 months to pursue a Ph.D.
degree at the University of Washington. He returned to UBC to resume his role as a
member of Faculty and continued to enjoy a fruitful academic career attaining the
rank of Full Professor of Pharmacology. Dr. Halliday made significant contributions
to the academic life of the Faculty as a very well respected teacher and successful
researcher. His dedication to the students was evident throughout his career and he
will be remembered well for his sense of humor and being a master of the pun! He
also participated in the development of a continuing education program for the
Faculty and was active with the B.C. Pharmacy Association, now the College of
Pharmacists of B.C., serving at one stage as Chairman of their Board of Examiners
and on a number of their committees.
Dr. Halliday was a member of The UBC Senate from 1965-1966, representing the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He became a Professor Emeritus in 1977 and held
post-retirement positions in the faculty through 1978. He was a dedicated colleague
and maintained a strong commitment and dedication to the Faculty throughout all his
years of service and long retirement.
Helen Flannigan McCrae
Helen McCrae was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1907 and moved to Collingwood,
Ontario in 1916. She was educated in Victoria College at The University of Toronto
and received a B.A. in 1929. She taught school in Ontario until 1942 when she moved
to Vancouver and took a job in the Vancouver Shipyards during WWII. Following the
war she became interested in Social Work and enrolled as a mature student at UBC in
the Master of Social Work Program. She received her MSW in 1949 and was
appointed as an instructor in 1950. Helen also was Director of Fieldwork in the
School of Social Work and then she was appointed as an Assistant Professor in 1953.
In 1959 she was promoted to Professor and also appointed as Dean of Women. She
served in these two capacities until her retirement in 1973. She was a member of the
UBC Senate from 1959-1973 as Dean of Women and then served an additional term
from 1975-78 as Convocation Senator.
As Dean of Women, she was responsible for assigning female students to residences
and was deeply involved in the planning of Place Vanier and Totem Residences. She
initiated academic counselling for female students and assisted students' wives with
interest groups and day care facilities at Acadia Camp. She also assigned a member of
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12773
Voting Membership in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
her staff to work out of the new Student Union Building in a service called "Speak
Easy" which still exists today.
In her years of retirement, she remained closely connected to UBC and the School of
Social Work. She was also active in the University Women's Club, Soroptimist Club,
Brock House, YWCA, the Vancouver Foundation, and the Kerrisdale Centre for
Seniors. She was recognized by the UBC Alumni Association with the Alumni Award
of Distinction in 1977. For her work with the Soroptimist Club, she received the
Frances E. Wagner Woman of Achievement Award in 1988. Helen was a strong,
devoted, passionate spiritual and intellectual person and she will be remembered as a
valued friend by colleagues, students, family and all who knew her.
Dr. Helliwell
Dr. Rosengarten
That the memorial minutes for John (Jack) E.
Halliday and Helen Flannigan McCrae be
entered in the Minutes of Senate.
Carried.
Voting Membership in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Please see 'Appendix A: Membership in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.'
Dean Quayle presented the following proposal to amend the voting membership in the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
Dean Quayle
Dr. Thompson
That Senate approve the proposed
amendments to the voting membership in the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
Carried.
Report from the Acting Registrar
PRELIMINARY ENROLMENT FIGURES FOR 2001/02
Dr. Holm circulated summaries showing the preliminary enrolment figures for the
2001/02 academic year. The summaries were prefaced by the following letter of
explanation from Vice President McBride. Vice President McBride drew attention to the
fact that UBC had admitted approximately 1100 more undergraduate students than
anticipated: 710 of those students had
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Report from the Acting Registrar
been admitted into first year. Factors in this over-enrolment included an increase in the
application rate, an overall rise in high school grades, and an increase in the acceptance of
early offers of admission. He reminded Senate that UBC's philosophy was to set a
minimum grade point average for admission to each program, and then to admit every
applicant meeting that minimum.
The campus was working diligently to accommodate the additional students: course
sections had been added, additional teaching assistants and markers had been hired, and
Housing & Conferences was accommodating some students in lounge areas until
permanent room assignments could be completed. He acknowledged that some students
were having difficulty registering in their courses, and stated that priority was assigned to
required courses for first and fourth year students. Vice President McBride thanked
faculty, staff and students for their hard work and patience.
In response to a query from Mr. Greathed, Vice President McBride stated that he was
unsure exactly what had led to the large increase in domestic applications. He stated that
not all universities in the province had experienced the same level of application pressure.
The President confirmed that the University would not receive additional funding in this
fiscal year from the provincial government for the students over the approved target.
Mr. McNulty congratulated members of Senate and faculty for contributing to UBC's fine
reputation. Students from the school at which he worked, McGee Secondary School, had
traditionally applied in large numbers to Queen's University or McGill University. For the
2001/02 academic year, however, many had applied to UBC. Although many students
from McGee Secondary School had been awarded UBC scholarships, Mr. McNulty was
hopeful that even more funding could be made available to first year students.
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Tributes Committee: In Camera
Mr. Tompkins pointed out that the over-enrolment had made it impossible for some
students to register in their required courses such that they could graduate on schedule,
and urged caution about rejoicing in such unfortunate circumstances. In response to a
query from Mr. Eaton, Dean Klawe stated that the Faculty of Science would be forced to
enlarge upper year class sizes as the larger cohort of students move through the four years
of their programs. She added that each dean would develop a multi-year plan to cope
with the enrolment bulge.
Mr. Hira urged the University to look forward to 2002 and onwards, and to ensure that
the public is made aware of UBC's successes. He was hopeful that if the message about
UBC's resource needs in accommodating the extra students were conveyed to the
provincial government, the government would honour its commitment to education.
Dean Tully reiterated his thanks to the faculty, who had worked to accommodate as
many students as possible without adequate resources. Although the Department of
English, for example, had been able to add a large number of sections to many courses, it
had reached the point where there were no more instructors available to hire. Mr. Ste-
Croix added his thanks to the students living in commons blocks in residences, stating
that it was important to recognize their difficulties.
Tributes Committee: In Camera
EMERITUS STATUS
Please see 'Appendix B: Candidates for Emeritus Status.'
Dr. Helliwell l        That Senate accept the recommendations of the
Vice President McBride    i        Tributes Committee concerning emeritus
status.
Carried.
 Vancouver Senate 12776
Minutes of September 19,2001	
Adjournment
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Next meeting
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, October 17th, 2001 at
7:00 p.m.
 Vancouver Senate 12777
Minutes of September 19,2001	
Appendix A: Membership in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Appendix A: Membership in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
INTRODUCTION:
The Faculty has undergone a process of transformation over the past several years. In an attempt
to be as inclusive as possible of all persons associated with the Faculty, many "meetings of the
Faculty", held to discuss the process and issues associated with it, have been labeled as "FAS
Community meetings". This has led to some confusion about when and who may vote at such
meetings. Voting at Faculty meetings generally (traditionally) has been for the purpose of
approving administrative structures, curricular/program changes, candidates for degrees and
candidates for scholarship awards. More recently, a much broader range of issues has been
discussed at faculty meetings, sometimes with votes as an indication of the support (or lack
thereof) for these matters. In an attempt to distinguish the FAS Community meetings from the
traditional Faculty meetings, the term Faculty Council is occasionally being used for the latter.
SENATE RULES:
Senate speaks about membership of faculties. In 1963, Senate defined membership of a faculty as
full-time professors, associate professors and assistant professors, provided for in the budget of
the faculty, and " such other persons as the faculty shall appoint in conformity with the rules
determined by faculty and approved by Senate". In 1977 further changes were provided for, based
on the revised Universities Act (1974). This resulted in Senate approving the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences membership, under the heading of Voting and Non-Voting Members (May
25, 1977, Appendix C - pp. 6843). The membership was further amended in 1987, to reflect
changes in the Faculty.
As a consequence of the above, the membership of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (as
approved by Senate in 1987) is as follows:
Voting Members:
a) The Dean
b) The President or his (her) nominee
c) The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
d) The Librarian
e) All full-time:
Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Instructors and Lecturers,
provided for in the budget of the Faculty.
f) Such other members of the teaching or administrative staffs of the faculty or university
as the faculty shall appoint in conformity with the rules determined by the faculty and
approved by the Senate:
Representatives from the following faculties and schools:
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of September 19,2001
12778
Appendix A: Membership in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Education (1)
Forestry (2)
Science (3)
Arts (1)
Family and Nutritional Sciences (1)
Commerce and Business Administration (1)
g)   Student representatives with voting privileges:
• President, Ag. Undergraduate Society (2)
• Student representatives: B.L.A. (1) and B.Sc. (Agr.) (1)
• Graduate Students: (1 M.Sc, 1 Ph.D. program) (2)
Non-Voting:
h)   Individuals who are invited to participate in faculty meetings without voting privileges:
• The Directors of the Botanical Garden, University Research Farm (Oyster
River) and Communications and Continuing Education of the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences
Centre for Continuing Education (1)
Health Services (1)
Emeritus faculty
Sessional Lecturers
Senior representatives from outside organizations with which the Faculty is
associated:
o    Directors of Agriculture Canada Research Stations in British
Columbia
o    Deputy Minister, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries or
his/her designate
o    The President of the B.C. Institute of Agrologists or his/her
designate
o    The President of the B.C. Society of Landscape Architects or his/her
designate
• Librarian, Forestry-Agriculture Library
• Such other members associated with the Faculty who shall be, from time to
time, appointed by the Faculty and approved by Senate.
 Vancouver Senate 12779
Minutes of September 19,2001	
Appendix A: Membership in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
PROPOSAL:
To more accurately reflect the situation in the Faculty today, it is proposed that:
The terms Faculty and Faculty Meeting be reserved for the membership (as defined in item 3,
below) and the formal gathering of the Faculty, respectively. Faculty meetings will be held for the
for the purpose of approving administrative structures, curricular/program changes, candidates for
degrees and candidates for scholarship awards. The approval of candidates for degrees and
scholarship awards will be in camera, with voting members only, excluding students.
The term FAS Community Meeting be reserved for the less formal meetings of members of the
Faculty. These may be for sharing of information, discussion of new initiatives, seminars on topics
of potential interest to a broad cross section of the Faculty and sharing in the happenings in the
Faculty.
The Membership of the Faculty (for purposes defined in item 1, above) be as follows:
Voting Members:
a) The Dean
b) The President or his (her) nominee
c) The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies or his (her) nominee
d) The Coordinator of Health Sciences
e) The Librarian or his (her) nominee
f) All full-time:
Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Instructors and Lecturers, provided
for in the budget of the Faculty.
g) Such other members of the teaching or administrative staffs of the faculty or university as
the faculty shall appoint in conformity with the rules determined by the faculty and
approved by the Senate:
Representatives from the following faculties and schools:
Education (1)
Forestry (1)
Science (1)
Arts (1)
Commerce and Business Administration (1)
h)   Student representatives with voting privileges:
 Vancouver Senate 12780
Minutes of September 19,2001	
Appendix A: Membership in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
• President, Ag. Undergraduate Society (1)
• Student representatives:
o B.Sc. (FNH) (1)
o B.Sc. (Agro) (1)
o B.Sc. (GRS) (1)
o    B.H.E. (1)
• Graduate Students:
o    (2 Masters, 2 Ph.D. programs) (4)
Non-Voting:
i)    Individuals who are invited to participate in faculty meetings without voting privileges:
• The Directors of the Botanical Garden, University Dairy Education and
Research Centre and Learning Centre of the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences
• Emeritus Faculty
• Sessional Lecturers
• Honorary and Adjunct Faculty
• Senior representatives from outside organizations with which the Faculty is
associated, to be identified and named by the Faculty annually. Examples
are:
o    Director of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station
(PARC) in British Columbia
o    Deputy Minister, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Food or his/her
designate
j)    Staff members of the Faculty as provided for by the Faculty budget or otherwise as on the
Faculty's payroll, such as Research Associates.
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of September 19,2001
12781
Appendix B: Candidates for Emeritus Status
Appendix B: Candidates for Emeritus Status
Name
Barnes, William
Name
Gibson, Gary
Name
Patrick, Ruth
Ho, Samuel
Name
Blasberg, Bruce
Proposed Rank (Resignation effective April 30, 1999)
Associate Professor Emeritus of Earth & Ocean Sciences
Proposed Rank (ETA effective June 30, 2000)
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Oral Biological & Medical
Sciences
Proposed Rank (ETA effective December 31, 2000)
University Librarian Emerita
Proposed Rank (Resignation effective June 30, 2001)
Professor Emeritus of Economics
Proposed Rank (ETA effective June 30, 2001)
Associate Professor Emeritus of Oral Biological & Medical
Sciences
Boyd, Marcia
Professor Emerita of Oral Health Sciences
Conry, Julianne L.
Assistant Professor Emerita of Educational & Counselling
Psychology & Special Education
Coury, John E.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Dexter, Albert S.
Professor Emeritus of Commerce & Business Administration
Hall, Allan Edward
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mining & Mineral Process
Engineering
Kiernan, Peter J.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Maxwell, George A.     Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Mcintosh, John D.        General Librarian Emeritus
Miura, Robert
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Mornin, J. Edward
Wright
Professor Emeritus of Germanic Studies
Pollay, Richard W.       Professor Emeritus of Commerce & Business Administration
Price, Colin
Professor Emeritus of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of September 19,2001
12782
Appendix B: Candidates for Emeritus Status
Name
Proposed Rank (ETA effective June 30, 2001)
Siegel, Charles
Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Film & Creative
Writing
Thiele, Paul
Admin. Librarian Emeritus I
Thompson, Raymond
M.
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Nursing
Turner, R. Ann
Admin. Librarian Emerita III
Name
Proposed Rank (retirement effective June 30, 2001)
Auld, Edward George
Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy
Byrne, Peter Michael
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Calne, Donald B.
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Chang, Yunshik
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology & Sociology
Craddock, Michael K.
Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy
Edinger, Harry G.
Associate Professor of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious
Studies
Eisen, Andrew A.
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Ellis, Robert M.
Professor Emeritus of Earth & Ocean Sciences
Forrester, John
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of Health Care &
Epidemiology
James, Brian R.
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Koga, Yoshikata
Senior Instructor Emeritus of Chemistry
Kozak, Antal
Professor Emeritus of Forest Resources Management
Laskowski, Janusz S.
Professor Emeritus of Mining & Mineral Process Engineering
Marchak, M. Patricia
Dean Emerita of Arts
McClean, Albert J.
Professor Emeritus of Law
McGee, Terence Gary
Professor Emeritus of Asian Research
North, Robert N.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Geography
Penfold, P. Susan
Professor Emerita of Psychiatry
Quastel, David M. J.
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Robitaille, David F.
Professor Emeritus of Curriculum Studies
Schulzer, Michael
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Seebaran, Roop
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Social Work & Family Studies
Stark, Annette
Clinical Associate Professor Emerita of Health Care &
Epidemiology
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of September 19,2001
12783
Appendix B: Candidates for Emeritus Status
Name
Suzuki, David
Proposed Rank (retirement effective June 30, 2001)
Professor Emeritus of Sustainable Development Research
Toupin, Anne
Clinical Associate Professor Emerita of Health Care &
Epidemiology
Van
Breemen,Cornelis
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
John Helliwell
Chair, Tributes Committee

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