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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 MARCH 24, 1999
Attendance
Present: President M. C. Piper, Vice-President B. C. McBride, Dean F. S. Abbott, Dr. P. Adebar,
Dean pro tem D. R. Atkins, Mr. M. Beese, Dr. I. Benbasat, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dean J. Blom, Dr. G.
W. Bluman, Dr. P. C. Burns, Mr. P. T. Burns, Dean J. A. Cairns, Ms. A. Cheema, Mr. A. Chui,
Ms. L. Chui, Mr. M. Edwards, Dr. J. H.V. Gilbert, Mr. C. L. Gorman, Dean F. Granot, Mr. H.
D. Gray, Dr. P. G. Harrison, Dr. F. G. Herring, Dean M. Isaacson, Dr. M. R. Ito, Dean M.
Klawe, Dr. S. B. Knight, Mr. J. Kondopulos, Mr. D. K. Leung, Mr. T. P. T. Lo, Dr. D. M. Lyster,
Dr. P. L. Marshall, Dr. K. May, Acting Dean J. A. McLean, Dr. W. R. McMaster, Mr. W.
McMichael, Mr. W. B. McNulty, Mr. A. Mitchell, Mr. R. Morin, Dean S. Neuman, Dr. J. M.
Orr, Mr. V. Pacradouni, Dr. T. F. Pedersen, Mr. R. L. de Pfyffer, Mr. G. Podersky-Cannon, Dean
M. Quayle, Ms. C. Quinlan, Prof. J. A. Rice, Dr. H. J. Rosengarten, Dr. R. W. Schutz, Dean N.
Sheehan, Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Ms. K. Sonik, Dr. M. Thompson, Dr. S. Thorne, Dr. W. Uegama,
Dr. J. Vanderstoep, Mr. D. R. Verma, Dr. D. Ll. Williams, Dean E. H. K. Yen, Mr. A. Zuniga.
Regrets: Chancellor W. L. Sauder, Mr. R. Appoo, Mr. P. T. Brady, Mr. W. Cheung, Dr. V.
Froese, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Rev. J. Hanrahan, Dr. V. J. Kirkness, Mr. J. Ko, Mr. O. C. W. Lau,
Mr. B. Liu, Mr. R. W. Lowe, Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Dr. M. MacEntee, Dr. W. J. Phillips, Dr. D.
P. Rolfsen, Mr. A. H. Soroka, Ms. L. M. Sparrow, Dr. J. R. Thompson, Dr. P. A. Vertinsky, Dr.
W. C. Wright, Jr., Dr. R. A. Yaworsky.
Senate Membership
DECLARATION OF VACANCY
President Piper announced that Dr. Victor Gomel, faculty representative of the Faculty of
Medicine, had resigned his position on Senate. Dr. Williams, as chair of the Nominating
Committee,
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Minutes of the Previous Meeting
pointed out that Dr. Gomel had been a member of the Budget Committee, which was
facing a very busy time.
Dr. Williams
Dean Isaacson
That Dr. Izak Benbasat replace Dr. Victor
Gomel on the Senate Budget Committee.
Carried.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
The minutes of the February 24, 1999 meeting had been circulated with the agenda. Dr.
Bluman requested that the definition of an examination hardship as "three or more
examinations scheduled within a 24-hour period" be added to the motion on page 12052.
He explained that the absence of this definition in the minutes had resulted in the Ubyssey
student newspaper printing an incomplete article regarding the new interim policy. Dr.
Bluman further stated that matters approved by Senate which involve students should be
announced by means of an advertisement in the Ubyssey, to be placed by the Office of the
Registrar.
Dr. Gilbert
Dr. Williams
That the minutes of the meeting of February
24, 1999, having been circulated, be taken and
adopted with the addition of the definition of
"examination hardship", as outlined above.
Carried.
Chair's Remarks and Related Questions
TRIP TO OTTAWA
President Piper described her recent trip to Ottawa and meetings with ministers and
deputy ministers from several departments, including Industry Canada, Human Resources
Canada, Indian Affairs Canada, Foreign Affairs Canada and Justice Canada. Discussions
involved the following year's budget with a particular focus on the underfunding of
universities and the associated
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Chair's Remarks and Related Questions
shortage in transfer payments to the provinces, as well as the need for increased support
for the granting councils and for research in general.
The President also attended a meeting of the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on
Science and Technology (ACST). ACST has formed two expert panels: the Expert Panel
on Skills and the Expert Panel on Commercialization of University Research. The two
panels will travel across Canada in order to seek input as they write their respective
reports.
RECEPTION FOR MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF CANADA
President Piper gave a brief report on a recent reception held for the approximately 72
Members of the Order of Canada from UBC. Between 40 and 50 members were able to
attend the reception, and the President remarked upon the talent of this group of
individuals from a wide array of disciplines. UBC is in a leadership position in Canada
with regard to its number of Members of the Order of Canada.
CELEBRATION OF WESBROOK SCHOLARS
The President also had the privilege of attending an evening to honour UBC's Wesbrook
Scholars. Each of these students deserves tremendous congratulations both for academic
achievement and for his/her contributions to society.
BREAKFAST FOR POTENTIAL UBC STUDENTS
President Piper recently hosted a breakfast meeting of high-school students who are
considering attending UBC. These student leaders had been selected by their schools and
hailed from across British Columbia. The President stated that she was impressed by the
high calibre of students that are attracted to UBC.
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From the Board of Governors
CERTIFICATES FOR STUDENTS LEAVING SENATE
President Piper presented certificates to the following student senators, who were
attending their last meeting of Senate, in honour of their contribution to the governance
of UBC and their role in the Senate:
Mr. Jordan Ko
Mr. Ben Liu
Mr. Rustom Appoo
Mr. Michael Edwards
Mr. Mark Beese
Mr. Ronald Morin
Ms. Anureet Cheema
Mr. Winson Cheung
Mr. Christopher Gorman
Mr. Antonie Zuniga
Ms. Lica Chui
Members of Senate offered a round of applause.
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.      Calendar entry on Second Degree Requirements as well as curriculum
proposals from the Faculties of Applied Science, Commerce and Business
Administration, Education, Forestry, Law, Medicine and Science (pp. 11988-
93).
ii.      Establishment of a Diploma in Computer Science (pp. 12024-5).
iii.      Curriculum proposals from the Faculties of Agricultural Sciences, Applied
Science, Arts, Dentistry, Graduate Studies and Medicine (pp. 12025-28).
iv.      Establishment of the Centre for Intercultural Language Studies in the Faculties
of Arts and Education (p. 12030).
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UBC Authors' Reception
v.      Disestablishment of the School of Family and Nutritional Sciences in the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and the establishment of the School of Social
Work and Family Studies in the Faculty of Arts, effective April 1, 1999 (p.
12029).
UBC Authors' Reception
Vice-President McBride announced with pride that 133 authors from 51 different units
across campus had been honoured at the tenth annual Authors' Reception that had been
held on March 23, 1999 at the Vancouver Public Library.
Vice-President, Academic and Provost's Report on the Academic Plan
Vice-President McBride invited Dr. Michael Goldberg, as chair of the Academic Plan
Advisory Committee (APAC), to present the discussion paper entitled The Future of
Learning at UBC: Toward an Academic Plan.
Dr. Goldberg highlighted the draft Academic Plan and its fifteen proposed goals. He
stated that the UBC community was being asked to provide two sets of feedback on the
discussion paper:
1. Are the proposed goals the right goals? Are there ways to make them more
succinct? Are the proposed action plans the right ones?
2. How do we make choices? What guidelines or criteria could we establish to
create an environment where people come forward with creative solutions for
resource allocation?
In response to the question "why plan?" Dr. Goldberg stated that UBC is experiencing
pressure in the following areas:
greater demands for accountability from internal and external stakeholders
enormous competition among universities
growth of the knowledge-based society
growing emphasis on life-long learning
growing pace and complexity of change
decreasing funding.
In the face of growing demands, UBC is faced with shrinking resources to meet those
demands. UBC is also experiencing both opportunities and challenges in a number of
areas:
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Vice-President, Academic and Provost's Report on the Academic Plan
a greater variety of learners
maximizing the potential of faculty and staff
faculty and staff renewal
information technology
globalization.
Dr. Goldberg stated that two of the most powerful words in the document are "learning
community." All faculty, staff, and students, as well as the extended community, are seen
as part of the community of learners, and the Academic Plan aims to find ways to honour
and serve that community. In order to do this, professional, disciplinary, administrative
and external barriers must be reduced and more opportunities for interaction must be
created.
Having given the above context, Dr. Goldberg presented the fifteen goals and made
comments regarding each of them:
1. In 2010 UBC will be an exceptionally strong, integrated learning community.
This integration is not intended to eliminate distinctions, but rather to build on
the differences that exist on campus and to offer people the opportunity to
learn from those differences.
2. In 2010 at UBC, targeted support will ensure that our strongest research-
intensive units flourish as leading-edge centres of scholarship. Targeting
support is necessary, given our limited resources.
3. In 2010 research will be a more integral part of student learning at UBC.
Courses taught at UBC will reflect the research environment at UBC. Research
excitement will be part of the student experience.
4. By 2010 more activities supporting inquiry-based student learning will flourish
at UBC. A different balance will be struck between learning stylized facts and
developing modes of inquiry.
5. In 2010, all UBC students will actively manage their own learning. This
partnership with students will engage faculty, staff and students themselves in
creating the best possible learning environment.
6. By 2010 multiple and complementary models of learning and teaching will be
widespread at UBC. More adult learners will be engaged either by attending
campus or by distance education. UBC must respect the needs of learners of
different ages and cultural backgrounds.
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Vice-President, Academic and Provost's Report on the Academic Plan
7. At UBC in 2010 a transparent evaluative mechanism will exist to review the
learning strengths of different programs. This system will respect the diversity
of learning cultures on campus and will be developed "bottom-up" to
determine whether or not programs are meeting the desired learning outcomes.
8. By 2010 new academic units and programs will have been created at UBC by
reconfiguring and combining units, realigning Departments, Schools, Faculties,
and Centres. This will acknowledge that many of the issues we deal with fall on
the edges of existing labels and don't fit neatly into the current structure. Over
time, new constellations of learners will emerge, requiring a more flexible
organizational structure.
9. At UBC in 2010, our integrated learning community will use the talents of
faculty and staff in more complementary ways, with greater career flexibility
and opportunity for both. People will be given the opportunity to change
direction, when appropriate, and still find meaningful rewards that allow them
to maximize their input and career satisfaction.
10. At UBC in 2010 staff and faculty will have strong allegiances to their university
colleagues as well as to their professional associations and disciplines.
Professional schools must meet stringent requirements of external accrediting
agencies. A balance must be struck between allegiances to international
colleagues, accrediting bodies and the university community.
11. By 2010, interaction with UBC's academic community will be heightened.
There are currently not enough spaces or mechanisms for people to interact.
We could create a forum for the best and brightest at UBC to share what they
are doing.
12. By 2010 UBC will be more flexible and responsive to opportunity. Rewards
will be put in place to support units which support the Academic Plan. Issues
and programs will change in response to the context in which we live.
13. We will position ourselves so that by 2010, our learning community will have
state of the art access to information resources. This refers to both hardware,
software, and necessary coaching to effectively use this technology.
14. By 2010, the physical space for interaction at UBC will have been maximized,
both for formal and informal learning opportunities. New guidelines for
physical planning will reflect the goal of creating a broadly-based learning
community.
15. Diverse bridges and integral networks between UBC and the community will be
mutually enriching for all by 2010. The links will be mutually reinforcing
rather than imposed on the community.
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Vice-President, Academic and Provost's Report on the Academic Plan
Dr. Benbasat asked whether the Academic Plan would be followed by an implementation
plan that would serve to prioritize the fifteen goals. Dr. Goldberg responded that
consultations will continue until mid-April. The APAC steering group will then work to
integrate the feedback and produce a draft Academic Plan by the end of May. APAC and
the Committee of Deans will then discuss the draft and the draft will be circulated.
Further discussion will take place over the summer as well as at the September 1999
meeting of Senate. A community meeting to take place in the Chan Centre is being
planned for September. The revised Academic Plan will be brought before Senate for
approval in October 1999. The revised plan will include a range of priorities for action.
Dr. Schutz asked whether APAC had discussed assigning costs to each of the goals and
deciding where the necessary resources would be found. Dr. Goldberg responded that,
although APAC had discussed the issue, it was decided that the cost issue was beyond the
scope of the Committee. He also noted that the Academic Plan should be an enormous
aid in securing additional resources.
Dr. Thompson, referring to goal #2, expressed unease about preferential support of units
based on "top-down" research priorities. Dr. Goldberg remarked that the entire UBC
community would be involved in defining excellence and allocating scarce resources. As
grant funding is often subject to peer review, this does not represent a departure from
current practice.
In response to a query from Dr. Ito, Dr. Goldberg stated that the final plan would include
specific priorities, measurable outcomes, and a guide for action that would be necessarily
adjusted from time to time.
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Admissions Committee
Dr. Knight reiterated the need for more areas for interaction within the UBC community.
He also expressed regret that the goals expressed in the document had not already been
met by the late 1990's. He emphasized the importance of the outstanding traditional
education currently taking place on campus. Dr. Goldberg responded that although
everything in the draft Plan was already taking place somewhere on campus, the Plan
aimed to make these values systemic. He gave examples of integrated learning, such as
Arts One and Science One, as some of the innovations that have taken place at UBC.
Feedback from the campus has shown that some of the language included in the draft for
discussion should be adjusted to clarify that people who have been innovators in the past
will continue to be recognized. Dr. Goldberg stated that members of the community have
been very generous with their time in helping APAC to recognize areas that require
revision or clarification, and expressed optimism that the next draft of the Academic Plan
would therefore be much improved.
President Piper reiterated that the document was intended to generate discussion and
encouraged members of Senate to forward their feedback to APAC as outlined on pages
22 and 23 of the document.
Admissions Committee
FACULTY OF FORESTRY: B.SC. (FORESTRY)
Dr. Harrison, as chair of the Committee, presented the following proposal:
Present Calendar Entry (page 179, column 3:):
General admission requirements to the Bachelor of Science (Forestry) are the same as
those for the Bachelor of Science in Forestry (B.S.F.). See Admission on page 173.
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Curriculum Committee
To be eligible for second year of the Forest Science Major, students must have
completed six credits of first-year English, Biology 120 and one of BIOL 110 or 115
or Biology 12 with a grade of 80% or better; Math 100 and 101 (or 140 and 141);
and CHEM 111 and 112 or 121 and 122. The Major program is designed to allow
completion in three years following at least one year (30 credits) of university-level
work.
Proposed Calendar Entry:
General admission requirements to the Bachelor of Science (Forestry) are the same as
those for the Bachelor of Science in Forestry (B.S.F.). See Admission on page 173.
Rationale:
At present, students are admissible only into second year of the Bachelor of Science
(Forestry) degree, even though a first-year program has been consistently published in
the Calendar. This is in contrast to all other Faculty of Forestry degrees which admit
students directly into first year.
Effective: May 1999
Dr. Harrison i        That Senate approve the proposed changes to
Acting Dean McLean        J       the admission statement for the B.Sc.
(Forestry).
Carried.
Curriculum Committee
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES: MASTER OF SOFTWARE SYSTEMS
Dr. Berger, as chair of the Committee, presented the proposal for a new Master's degree
in Software Systems. He stated that the objective of the degree was to offer a professional
degree in the software systems discipline to people with undergraduate degrees in
mathematics, physical sciences or engineering. The degree would consist of 30 credits of
coursework. The Curriculum Committee had recommended approval of the degree
subject to the review of the name of the degree by the Academic Policy Committee and the
review of the admissions statement by the Admissions Committee. Dr. Berger announced
that, although the review of the admissions statement had not yet taken place, the
Academic Policy Committee had reviewed and approved the degree name. Dr. Berger
invited Dr. Schutz to speak as chair of the Academic Policy Committee.
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Curriculum Committee
Dr. Schutz stated this degree name did not appear to conform to UBC policy on degree
names, which specifies that degrees should be named after a faculty or school, unless a
strong case can be made that it would either be confusing or inconsistent with North
American practice to offer the program as an existing degree. The Faculty of Graduate
Studies had succeeded in making the case, however, that the degree could not be named
after a faculty or school. The Master of Science degree name has been reserved for
research-based rather than professional degrees; the Master of Applied Science and the
Master of Engineering degrees focus more on hardware and would not be appropriate for
a degree in software systems. As "software systems" seemed to be consistent with North
American usage, the Committee approved the name "Master of Software Systems."
Dr. Schutz reported that the Academic Policy Committee was aware that many more
degree programs that do not conform to current naming policy would be coming forward
for approval in the near future. The Committee recommended that the Faculty of
Graduate Studies consider generic names for degrees that do not conform to current
policy, such as "Master of Professional Studies" for non-research professional degrees,
and "Master of Interdisciplinary Studies" for research-based degrees, and report back to
Senate.
Dr. Berger l        That the Master of Software Systems be
Dr. Ito J        approved.
In response to a query from Dr. Benbasat, Dr. Harrison responded that the admissions
statement for this new degree was on the agenda of a meeting of the Admissions
Committee scheduled for the following week. Dr. Benbasat expressed concern that the
statement requiring an undergraduate degree in mathematics, physical science or
engineering was too strong, and stated the preference that a wider range of applicants be
considered. Dean Klawe responded that there had been discussion within the program
planning committee about this issue, and that the Departments of
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Student Awards Committee
Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science had decided that students
would need a degree in one of the designated areas in order to succeed in the Master of
Software Systems 30-credit program. Applicants who could demonstrate a level of
equivalent knowledge gained through employment experience would also be considered.
Dean Klawe advised that the Admissions Committee employ caution in revising this part
of the admissions statement, as it had already been the subject of protracted discussion
during the planning phase.
In response to a query, Dr. Berger clarified that approval of the program would be subject
to approval of the admissions statement by the Admissions Committee. The Academic
Policy Committee had already approved the degree name as a special case.
Dr. Harrison inquired as to the amount of tuition fees for the program. Dean Granot
responded that the cost of the program will be approximately $16, 000 per student. The
exact amount that students will pay has not been determined. Dean Isaacson stated that
industry sponsorship, provincial government allocation and tuition fee levels were still
under discussion.
The motion was
put and carried.
Student Awards Committee
See 'Appendix A: New Student Awards for Approval'.
Dr. Bluman presented the new awards as chair of the Committee.
Dr. Bluman i        That the new awards be accepted and
Mr. Gorman J        recommended for approval by the Board of
Governors and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
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Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Affiliation of Carey Theological College
Dr. Bluman drew particular attention to two awards made possible by either retired or
present members of faculty: The Conway Summer Travel Scholarship in German History,
offered by Professor John Conway from the Department of History, and the Herb Gilbert
Prize in Ecological Art, offered by Associate Professor Emeritus Herb Gilbert from the
Department of Fine Arts. Dr. Bluman also pointed out the Lawrence Roberts
Mathematics Entrance Scholarship, because it was intended to assist in attracting students
to UBC from outside the Lower Mainland or Victoria.
In response to a question from Dr. Pederson, Dr. Bluman responded that the Frank Gnup
Memorial Football Award was not an athletic scholarship, but an award for athletic
performance.
Dean Granot highlighted two new fellowships for graduate students in the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences totalling approximately $70, 000: The Wilson Henderson
Fellowship and The Elizabeth R. Howland Fellowship.
The motion was
put and carried.
AWARDS PROCEDURAL REMINDERS
Dr. Bluman reminded the Faculties that the notification of an award to a student must
first come from the Awards and Financial Aid office to avoid confusion and possible
additional costs to the Faculty. He also noted that Faculties must be accountable for the
process used in assessing non-academic criteria for awards, as students may appeal award
decisions.
Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Affiliation of Carey Theological College
See Appendix B: Report on the Affiliation of Carey Theological College to the University
of British Columbia.
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Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
Dean Blom presented the report as chair of the ad hoc Committee. The University
Ac£provides for the affiliation of theological colleges, but does not define what
"affiliation" means, other than specifying reciprocal representation on the University and
College Senates. Carey Theological College had made application for formal affiliation
and had responded to the criteria for affiliation as approved by Senate in 1978. The ad
hoc Committee did not consider it necessary to revisit these criteria in considering the
request from Carey Theological College.
Dean Blom stated that the ad hoc Committee had found that the proposed affiliation
would make sense for both institutions, and that the criteria had been satisfied. Carey
Theological College has an extensive degree-granting and teaching program, and is the
only such college that has not yet affiliated with UBC.
The report was presented as notice of motion, pursuant to the regulation approved by
Senate in 1978, which states that a minimum of three months' notice must be given before
a request for affiliation is brought before Senate for approval. Dean Blom invited the
Faculties to respond to the proposal via e-mail, and stated that the two motions proposed
in the Committee's report would be presented for approval at the September 1999
meeting of Senate.
Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
EMERITUS STATUS
Dr. Thorne presented the following list of faculty members to be recommended for
emeritus status, effective December 31, 1998:
1            Name
Rank                                             1
Robert Anderson
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Boye Ahlborn
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Thomas H. Alden
Professor Emeritus of Metals and Materials Engineering
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Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
Name
Rank
Douglas Beder
Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy
Richard L. Chase
Professor Emeritus of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Douglas B. Clement
Professor Emeritus of Family Practice
Hermann W.
Dommel
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
William D. L. Finn
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Roger Dante Freeman
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
James Goldie
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine
David Harder
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedics
Matthew Hartman
General Librarian Emeritus
Linda Joe
Administrative Librarian Emerita
Marvin Dale Kinkade
Professor Emeritus of Linguistics
Georgina Ledingham
Program Director Emerita of Continuing Studies
Erhardt Luft
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
James M. Maclntyre
Professor Emeritus of Law
Elmer A. Ogryzlo
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Vladimir Palaty
Professor Emeritus of Anatomy
Richard Pincock
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Neil Risebrough
Associate Professor Emeritus of Metals and Materials Engineering
James Russell
Professor Emeritus of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious
Studies
James R. Schell
Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
Alastair J. Sinclair
Professor Emeritus of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Kenneth Slade
Associate Professor Emeritus of Language Education
Gerald Stanick
Professor Emeritus of Music
Stanley W. Stevenson
Associate Professor Emeritus of English
Peter Taylor
Assistant Professor Emeritus of English
James Trotter
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Ian Turnbull
Associate Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Dr. Thorne
Mr. Gorman
That the recommendations of the Tributes
Committee concerning emeritus status be
approved.
Carried.
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Adjournment
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
Next meeting
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 8:00 p.m.
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Appendix A
Appendix A
NEW STUDENT AWARDS FOR APPROVAL
ALEXANDER Holburn Beaudin & Lang Dentistry Award-A $1, 000 award is offered by
Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin & Lang to a fourth year student graduating from the Faculty of
Dentistry. It is awarded to a student who has made measurable contributions to the Dentistry
student bodythrough fostering a sense of community, who participates in non-dentistry
related volunteer activities, and who participates in intramural sports and organized dentistry.
The award is made by nomination of the Dentistry Promotions Committee. (Available
1998/99 Winter Session)
Thomas R. BERGER Bursary in Law-A $450 bursary has been endowed by family, friends
and colleagues in honour of Thomas R. Berger, O.C., Q.C. on the occasion of his 65th
birthday. The award is offered to a First Nations student in the Faculty of Law. (Available
1999/2000 Winter Session)
CONWAY Summer Travel Scholarship in German History-A $3, 000 summer travel
scholarship is offered by Professor John Conway to commemorate thirty-eight years of
teaching in the History Department. The award is offered to Honours or Graduate students in
History or International Relations. Applications should outline the candidate's interest or
research in the history of Germany, and include a proposed itinerary as well as plans for
further study. Applications should be submitted to the Chair, Scholarship Committee,
Department of History by January 6th. The award is made by nomination of the Committee.
(Available 1998/1999 Winter Session)
Herb GILBERT Prize in Ecological Art-A $1, 000 award is offered by Professor Emeritus
Herb Gilbert for a student in the Fine Arts studio program creating ecologically relevant
artwork. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Fine Arts (Studio),
and in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
(Available 1998/99 Winter Session)
Frank GNUP Memorial Football Award-Awards ranging from $500 each to the maximum
allowable under athletic association regulations, are offered by the Frank Gnup Memorial
Committee in memory of Frank Gnup, coach of the UBC football team from 1955 to 1973.
The awards are offered to outstanding members of the Thunderbird football team and are
made by nomination of the President's Athletic Awards Committee. (Available 1999/2000
Winter Session)
GRADUATING Class of Commerce 1957 Bursary-A $300 bursary has been endowed by the
Graduating Class of 1957 on the occasion of their 40th anniversary. Preference is given to a
student in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. (Available 1999/2000
Winter Session)
Wilson HENDERSON Fellowship-A $13, 500 fellowship has been endowed through a
bequest by Dr. Wilson Henderson. The award is offered to a graduate student in the Faculty
of Agricultural Sciences, with preference given to those studying in the field of avian nutrition.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and may be renewable for up to two years.
(Available 1999/2000 Winter Session)
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Appendix A
Elizabeth R. HOWLAND Fellowship-Fellowships totalling $58, 500 have been endowed
through a bequest by Elizabeth Roxann Howland. The awards are offered to graduate
students in Agricultural Sciences, with preference given to those specializing in Animal
Husbandry. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Partial funding available
1998/99 Winter Session)
D.C. & H.L. KNIGGE Graduate Scholarship in Music-A $2, 400 scholarship has been
endowed by D.C. and H.L. Knigge for a graduate student in piano or a stringed instrument
who intends to make the performing arts a career. The award is made on the recommendation
of the School of Music in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available
1999/2000 Winter Session)
LIONS Gate Healthcare Research Foundation Scholarship-A $3, 000 scholarship has been
established by the Lions Gate Healthcare Research Foundation for a graduate student in a
Ph.D. program associated with the Institute of Health Promotion Research. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Institute in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate
Studies. (Available 1999/2000 Winter Session)
Rachel J. MACLEAN Prize in Social Work-A $300 prize is offered in honour of Rachel J.
Maclean by her son Malcolm Maclean. The prize is awarded to a student in Social Work
Practice with Children (SOWK 543) and is made on the recommendation of the School of
Social Work in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available 1998/99 Winter
Session)
MARTIN Meeres Dentistry Award-A $1, 000 award is offered by Martin Meeres, Chartered
Accountants, to a fourth year student graduating from the Faculty of Dentistry. It is awarded
to a student who has made measurable contributions to the Dentistry student bodythrough
fostering a sense of community, who participates in non-dentistry related volunteer activities,
and who participates in intramural sports and organized dentistry. The award is made by
nomination of the Dentistry Promotions Committee. (Available 1998/99 Winter Session)
Max NACHT Memorial Prize in Dentistry-A $300 prize has been endowed by friends and
family in memory of Dr. Max Nacht. The award is offered to a third year student
demonstrating excellence and promise in the area of pediatric dentistry and is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry in consultation with the Division of Pediatric
Dentistry. (Available 1998/99 Winter Session)
PORTE Realty Ltd. Bursary-A $500 bursary has been endowed by Porte Realty Ltd. for a
student specializing in Urban Land Economics in the Faculty of Commerce. (Available
1999/2000 Winter Session)
Lawrence ROBERTS Mathematics Entrance Scholarship-A $1, 500 scholarship has been
endowed through a bequest by Frances Roberts in honour of her son Lawrence Roberts. The
award is offered to a student entering the Mathematics program from a B.C. secondary school
outside the Lower Mainland or Greater Victoria. The award is made on the recommendation
of the Department of Mathematics in consultation with the Major Entrance Scholarship
Committee and is non-renewable. (Available 1999/2000 Winter Session)
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Lawrence ROBERTS Putnam Prize-Prizes of $250 each have been endowed through a
bequest by Frances Roberts in honour of her son Lawrence Roberts. The awards are offered
to undergraduate students who finish within the top 200 participants in the annual
mathematics Putnam Competition for Undergraduates. Recipients may not be eligible for this
award more than once unless sufficient funds are available. (Available 1998/99 Winter
Session)
Cherie SMITH Prize in Creative Writing-A $500 prize has been endowed by Cherie Smith for
a student in Creative Writing. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department
of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing and, in the case of graduate students, in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available 1999/2000 Winter Session)
M.R.T. TANEMURA Bursary-Bursaries totalling $1, 200 have been endowed by Mr. M.R.T.
Tanemura, B.Comm, C.A., for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration. (Available 1999/2000 Winter Session)
THUNDERBIRD Golf Society Award-Awards, ranging from $500 each to the maximum
allowable under athletic association regulations, are offered by alumni and friends of the UBC
varsity golf program. The awards are offered to outstanding members of the varsity golf
teams. Award recipients are nominated by the President's Athletic Awards Committee.
(Available 1999/2000 Winter Session)
THUNDERBIRD Golf Society Jack McLaughlin Award-Awards, ranging from $500 each to
the maximum allowable under athletic association regulations, are offered in honour of Jack
McLaughlin by alumni and friends of the UBC varsity golf program. The awards are offered
to outstanding members of the women's varsity golf team. Award recipients are nominated by
the President's Athletic Awards Committee. (Available 1999/2000 Winter Session)
THUNDERBIRD Golf Society Thomas Dalgety Award-Awards, ranging from $500 each to
the maximum allowable under athletic association regulations, are offered in honour of
Thomas Dalgety by alumni and friends of the UBC varsity golf program. The awards are
offered to outstanding members of the men's varsity golf team. Award recipients are
nominated by the President's Athletic Awards Committee. (Available 1999/2000 Winter
Session)
UNIVERSITY Women's Club of Vancouver Muriel Loch Memorial Bursary-Bursaries
totalling $900 have been endowed by the University Women's Club of Vancouver Trust Fund
for Education in memory of Muriel Loch. The awards are offered to students in any year and
program of study. (Available 1999/2000 Winter Session)
VANCOUVER Dahlia Society Mildred Wells Bursary-A $500 bursary is offered by the
Vancouver Dahlia Society in honour of Mildred Wells to a third or fourth year student in
Plant Science in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. (Available 1999/2000 Winter Session)
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POLITICAL Science Gold Medal-A medal is awarded to the most outstanding student in the
graduating class in the Political Science B.A. Program and is made on the recommendation of
the Department of Political Science. (Available 1998/99 Winter Session)
NOTE: The Gold Medal will be awarded with the existing Goel Prize in Political Science
thereby providing the necessary monetary component for medals approved by Senate.
Matthew H. HENDERSON Memorial Prize-A $300 prize has been endowed in memory of
Matthew Henderson by the Graduating Class of 1957 on the occasion of their 40th
anniversary. The prize is awarded to the most outstanding male student in the graduating
class of the Faculty of Commerce and is intended to supplement the Matthew H. Henderson
Memorial Shield. (Available 1998/99 Winter Session)
NOTE: This new prize is the companion award to the Henderson Memorial Shield. The
Committee recommends approval as "an exception under policy and without precedent" in
this specific case to create equal recognition and benefit to the outstanding male (Henderson
Shield) and female graduates (Dilworth Shield and Dilworth Prize) within Commerce where
previously there was a difference in monetary benefit for the male graduate.
Approved by Senate Committee on Student Awards
February 19, 1999
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Appendix B: Report on the Affiliation of Carey Theological College to the University of British Columbia
Appendix B: Report on the Affiliation of Carey Theological College to the
University of British Columbia
1. The University Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 468, provides in section 66:
(1) A University must be non-sectarian and non-political in principle.
(2) Despite subsection (1), a theological college incorporated in British Columbia may
be affiliated with a university under a resolution or order made by the senate and
approved by the board.
(3) An incorporated theological college affiliated with a university may, despite that
affiliation, have power to confer and grant degrees in theology, including honorary
degrees.
(4) Despite any other provisions of this Act, an affiliated college may
a) make provisions it consider proper in regard to religious instruction and
religious worship for its own students, and
b) require religious observance as part of its discipline.
2. Senate, by resolution of 18 January 1978, enacted a Statute of the Senate that provides for
the process for seeking affiliation and sets conditions for the granting of affiliation. A copy
of the statute is attached as Appendix 1 (not included in minutes). It formerly appeared in
the UBC Calendar. The 1998-99 Calendar only reproduces (p. 69) the notice that Senate
requires any affiliated college to include in all publications that refer to the affiliation:
"The granting of affiliation means that the college meets the criteria for affiliation
established by the Senate of the University of British Columbia but does not imply any
scrutiny or approval of the course offerings of the affiliate by the University Senate."
3. The Statute of the Senate also sets out eleven criteria for affiliation of a theological college.
In its formal application for affiliation, dated 4 March 1998, Carey College set out (in
Appendix A to its letter of application) each of the eleven criteria and its responses to
them. The letter of application and Appendix A to the letter, with the responses to Senate's
criteria, are attached as Appendix 2 (not included in minutes) to this Report.
4. The present committee was struck in October 1998. Its members are Dean J. Blom (chair),
Dr. D. Danielson, Dr. D.F. Measday, Mr. W.A. McMichael, Ms. C. Quinlan, and Dr. M.
Thompson. The committee met with Dr. Stelck, the Principal of Carey College, and most
of the College's faculty on 26 January 1999.
5. Affiliation per se will confer no rights on the College or its students vis-a-vis UBC
programs or services, except that the College will be entitled to a representative on Senate,
elected by the College's governing body(University Act, s. 35(2)(k)). Affiliation will impose
certain obligations on the College, including making its library resources available to the
university community (Statute of the Senate, criterion (viii)), reporting annually on its
operations to the Secretary of Senate (criterion (x)), and allowing the UBC Senate to have
a representative on the College's own senate (criterion (xi)).
6. The Carey College faculty told us that the College sees affiliation as the logical next step in
the evolution of the College's relationship with UBC and with the other affiliated
theological colleges on campus. The College wants to be more fully involved with the
academic life of the University. The
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College expects greater opportunities for UBC students to take courses in the College, for
interdisciplinary studies to involve the College, and, eventually, for joint programs to be
operated with UBC. The College has strong interests in distance education and in opportunities
such as university training for teachers in Christian schools. All these interests could be more
effectively pursued, the College believes, through affiliation with UBC.
7. Carey College is the only theological college that operates teaching programs but is not
affiliated with UBC. The Vancouver School of Theology (Anglican, United, Presbyterian,
United Methodist), St. Mark's College (Roman Catholic), and Regent College (trans-
denominational in character and evangelical and Biblical in basis) are all affiliated with the
University. St. Andrew's Hall (not affiliated) is a theological college of the Presbyterian Church
in Canada whose academic programs are offered through the Vancouver School of Theology.
8. The College itself offers a Doctor of Ministry degree (23 students currently enrolled), a
professional program for ministers already ordained. It also offers pastoral studies and
graduate internship programs for the Baptist Union of Western Canada. Its Certificate in
Ministry and Diploma in Ministry programs (both offered in lay as well as pastoral tracks)
currently have about 40 students enrolled in each. In addition, the College is a partner in
Regent College's Master of Divinity program, a three-year program designed for university
graduates entering professional ministries. The Regent/Carey program accounts for about 15%
of Carey College's budget, and the College estimates that about 200 students take one or more
of the courses for which the College's faculty are responsible. Copies of the College's
Catalogue and the Doctor of Ministry Calendar have been deposited with the Secretary of
Senate, should any Senator wish to peruse them.
9. Senate's criteria require that an affiliated college must maintain an academic program. If the
program leads to a degree the college must have at least four full-time faculty members in
residence. Carey College has five full-time faculty members (see Appendix 2, response to
criterion (v), for a list of all the faculty). One of the Carey College faculty members is located
at the Edmonton Baptist Seminary. Three and a quarter of the college's faculty positions are
financially endowed. The committee was impressed by the academic credentials of the Carey
College faculty. Faculty are active scholars and have international reputations in their fields.
Copies of biographical information and academic year activity reports for the four Vancouver
full-time faculty members have been deposited with the Secretary of Senate, should any Senator
wish to peruse them.
10. In addition to its local programs, the College is responsible for an extensive training program
in Kenya for ministry and lay leadership in two indigenous African denominations, the African
Christian churches and schools, and the African Brotherhood church. All the College's faculty
take part in the Kenyan program. The program is comparable to the Certificate in Ministry
Program offered in Vancouver.
11. The College's library was amalgamated with Regent College's. Carey College has an undivided
27.9% share of the combined library. It is the largest theological library in western Canada,
and about the fifth busiest in terms of circulation in North America. The catalogue is not yet
fully computerized.
12. The Carey Hall residences (capacity about 40) are occupied entirely by UBC students who are
not students in Carey College programs. We understand that places in residence are not
allocated on the basis of religion.
13. In the committee's opinion, there are three issues for Senate. (1) Are the criteria that Senate
laid down in 1978 for the affiliation of theological colleges still appropriate? (2) If so, has
Carey College
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met them? (3) If the criteria for affiliation have been met, should Senate approve the
affiliation?
(1) In our view the criteria that a theological college must meet, as set out in the
Statute of the Senate of 18 January 1978, strike a reasonable balance between
ensuring flexibility on the one hand and the maintenance of appropriate academic
standards on the other. We recommend no change in the criteria.
(2) In our view, Carey College has met the criteria set by Senate.
(3) Given that the criteria are met, we think the issue for Senate is whether affiliation
is likely to result in net benefits on UBC and Carey College. The committee has
concluded that affiliation will benefit both parties. On UBC's side, we think
students and faculty will benefit from a more formally established relationship
with the College. Access to the College's programs will be easier to arrange, should
that prove academically suitable. Access to the Regent/Carey College library is
already a fact, owing to Regent College's affiliation with UBC. Personal and
program links between Carey College faculty and UBC faculty can more readily be
pursued. All these advantages apply equally to the Carey College side. In addition,
Carey College is an anomaly among the teaching theological colleges in not being
affiliated with UBC. Nothing that we can see militates against granting affiliation.
The faculty at the College told us they were committed to the concept of a
theological college located at a secular university. Affiliation, in our view, is an
appropriate step to take.
14. The committee therefore proposes two motions to Senate:
1. That Senate approve the admission of Carey Theological College, incorporated as
Carey Hall, to affiliation with the University of British Columbia. (By paragraph (b) of
the Statute of Senate of 18 January 1978 (see Appendix 1, not included in minutes),
this motion requires approval by a two-thirds majority.)
2. That the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on the Affiliation of Carey College be discharged.
Appendices (not included in minutes):
1. Statute of the Senate of 18 January 1978 on Affiliation of Theological Colleges
2. Application of Carey College for Affiliation:
Letter from Dr. B.F. Stelck, 4 March 1998
Appendix A: Carey College's responses to the affiliation requirements
(Appendix B: Carey Hall Act, and Appendix C, the Carey catalogue/calendar,
have been omitted)
Deposited with the Secretary of Senate (not included in minutes):
Carey Theological College, Catalogue 1998-99
Carey Theological College, Doctor of Ministry Program: Pastoral Ministry in a Multicultural World
Biographical information and academic year reports for Dr. Stanley J. Grenz, Dr.
Barbara Mutch, Dr. Brian F. Stelck, and Dr. John C. Zimmerman

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