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Office of the Senate
Brock Hall | 2016 - 1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Phone 604 822 5239
Fax 604 822 5945
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 16 OCTOBER 2019
DRAFT
Attendance
Present: J.M. Holmes (Vice-Chair), C. Eaton (Acting Secretary), D. Agosti-Moro, T. Ahmed, S.
Bates, J. Burnham, L. Burr, J. Chai, P. Choi, A. Dulay, G. Faulkner, B. Fischer, A. Fisher, B.
Frank, I. Frigaard, J. Gilbert, C. Gilby, C. Godwin, A. Gonzalez, C. Hakim, P. Harrison, J. Innes,
C. Jaeger, A. Kindler, M. Koehoorn, C. Koenig, C. Krebs, K. Lo, P. Loewen, D. MacDonald, P.
Marshall, S. Matsui, J. Olson, N. Pang, S. Parker, A. Sheppard, S. Singh, C. Surniawan, R. Tees,
M. Thachuk, R. Yada, E. Zusman
Regrets: M. Aronson, G. Averill, R. Boushel, V. Bungay, A Collier, M. Coughtrie, C.
Dauvergne, R. Djavanmardi, S. Forwell, L. Gordon, S. Grayston, J. Greenman, V. Griess, R.
Helsley, M. Isaacson, A. Ivanov, D. Kelleher, P. Keown, K. Kuus, H. Leong, M. MacDougall, C.
Marshall, M. McKee, B. McNulty. P. Meehan, L. Milroy, A. Murphy, S. Ngo, C. Nislow, T.
Onifade, S. Porter, T. Rogers, N. Rygnestad-Stahl, J. Shepherd, M. Stewart, L. Stohers, A.
Tanner, S. Thorne, R. Topping, V. Tsang, G. Tsiakos, R.Ty.
Call to Order
The Vice-Chair of Senate, Mr J. Maximillian Holmes, called the second regular meeting of the
Vancouver Senate for the 2019/2020 Academic Year to order at 6:02 pm.
Senate Membership
The Acting Registrar, Mr Christopher Eaton announced the following changes to the
membership of Senate:
NEW MEMBERS
Ms Charlotte Gilby, Student Representative for the Faculty of Arts, to replace Mr
Matthias Leuprecht (resigned) until 31 March 2020 and thereafter until replaced.
Ms Carly Koenig, Student Representative for the Faculty of Education, to replace Ms
Samantha Gilbert (end of term), until 1 October 2020 and thereafter until replaced.
Minutes of 18 September 2019
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Richard Tees }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 18 September
Nicholas Pang 2019 be adopted as corrected.
Correction: Spelling of Senator Ahmed's name.
Approved
Business Arising from the Minutes
Faculty Compliment of the School of Biomedical Engineering
In reponse to a question raised at the previous meeting, Senator Jaeger replied that the School
presently had 8.7 full-time equivalent appointments and expected to be at 12 by this summer.
The long term plan for 2023 was for 20 full-time equivalent faculty appointments.
From the Council of Senates
UPDATE ON THE SELECTION OF THE NEXT CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY
Mr Holmes advised Senate that the second term of the current Chancellor, Lindsay Gordon, is
nearing an end and that the committee to search for a new Chancellor was beginning its work. He
advised that the full composition of the committee will be announced soon and that students,
staff, and faculty have elected representatives. The Senates were to be represented by the Chair
of the Executive Committee of the Council of Senates, Senator Harrison. The terms of reference
of the search committee have been revised and now specifically allow for Senator Harrison to
report to the Senates and the Council periodically on the progress of the search.
Academic Policy Committee
The Chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee, Dr Paul Harrison, presented.
ESTABLISHMENT OF A WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW THE UBC STATEMENT ON ACADEMIC
FREEDOM
Dr Harrison noted that Senators would be aware of several recent cases when speakers on
campus who were not part of the UBC community raised deep concerns because of the
controversial and, to some members of our community, hurtful content of their presentations.
Some voices have questioned whether UBC, a university that in its current strategic plan
purports to value "respect", is demonstrating that value when it permits such speakers to be
heard. He also noted that that the strategic plan also values "Academic Freedom", stating that it
requires "respectful discourse and the pursuit of open discussion". In considering whether such
events should be permitted, the Executive has referred to the UBC statement on Academic
Freedom, which this Senate adopted over 40 years ago and which appears in both the Calendar
and in the collective agreement with the Faculty Association. Dr Harrison noted that much has
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changed since the mid-1970's. Related to academic freedom is the concept of freedom of
expression and understanding how the two apply at UBC is still evolving. For reference, he
referred senators to the statement "Freedom Matters" on the Provost's website that resulted from
a presidential taskforce in 2017-18.
Dr Harrison suggested that it was time Senate to take a fresh look at "Academic Freedom". To
that end, the Academic Policy Committee has struck a working group to consult, deliberate, and
report back to the Committee which in due course will report to this body.
Senator burnham has asked if there has been any dialogue within the senate on the harm caused
by these speakers. She asked if any apology would be appropriate givent he senates lack of
direction on this matter in the past.
Senator Harrison said that it was not his role; if the Senate wanted to have that
conversation it could. He said that the policy committee did not think one was warranted
at this time but there was clearly a lot to talk about on this matter going forward.
Awards Committee
The Chair of the Senate Awards Committee, Dr Lawrence Burr, presented.
AWARDS REPORT
See Appendix A: Awards Report
Lawrence Burr }
Christopher Hakim
That Senate accept the awards as listed and
forward them to the Board of Governors for
approval; and that letters of thanks be sent to the
donors.
Approved
JOINT REPORT OF THE ADMISSIONS AND CURRICULUM COMMITTEES
The Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Dr Peter Marshall, presented.
REVISIONS TO THE PROFESSIONAL MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION,
INTERNATIONAL MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, AND MASTER OF BUSINESS
ANALYTICS
Peter Marshall
Carol Jaeger
That the revised Professional Master of Business
Administration; International Master of Business
Administration; Master of Business Analytics;
degree programs be approved.
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Senator Marshall said that while it may appear that these are substantive changes, it was almost
all a reorganization of materials, some changes in groupings, and clarification of existing
practices.
Senator Frigaard asked if it was typical to note non-refundable admissions deposits.
Senator Lo replied that yes it was, and that it was important so that students knew what
they were agreeing to.
Approved
Nominating Committee
The Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, Dr Richard Tees, presented.
APPOINTMENTS TO A PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE SELECTION OF
A SELECTION OF A VICE-PROVOST & ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT, ACADEMIC
Richard Tees
Anthony Sheppard
}        That Senate appoint Dr Peter Choi, Dr Anna
Kindler, Dr Christopher Marshall, and Dean Susan
Porter to the President's Advisory Committee for
the Selection of a Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-
President, Academic.
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
Richard tees
Anthony Sheppard
Approved
That Mr Dante Agosti-Moro be appointed to the
Senate Academic Building Needs Committee until
31 March 2020 and thereafter until replaced, to
replace Ms lillian Milroy;
That Ms Julia Burnham be appointed to the
Senate Awards Committee until 31 March 2020
and thereafter until replaced, to replace Ms Enav
Suzman;
That Ms Charlotte Gilby, Mr Christian Surniawan
and Ms Enav Suzman be appointed to the Senate
Curriculum Committee until 31 March 2020 and
thereafter until replaced, to replace Mr Dante
Agosti-Moro and fill two vacancies;
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That Ms Rojin Djavanmardi be appointed to the
Senate library Committee until 31 March 2020
and thereafter until replaced, to replace Ms
Vivian Tsang;
That Ms Vivian Tsang be appointed to the Senate
Research Committee until 31 March 2020 and
thereafter until replaced, to replace Mr Matthias
leuprecht;
That Ms Charlotte Gilby be appointed to the
Senate Committee on Student Appeals on
Academic Discipline until 31 March 2020 and
thereafter until replaced, to replace Mr Matthias
leuprecht; and
That Ms Carly Koenig and Ms Julia Chi be
appointed to the Senate Teaching and learning
Committee until 31 March 2020 and thereafter
until replaced, to replace Mr Matthias leuprecht
and Ms Eanv Zusman.
Approved
Report from the Provost
The Vice-President Academic and Provost, Dr Andrew Szeri, presented.
CHANGE IN NAMES OF SCHOOLS IN THE FACULTY OF ARTS (SCHOOL OF LIBRARY,
ARCHIVAL, AND INFORMATION STUDIES TO SCHOOL OF INFORMATION, AND SCHOOL OF
JOURNALISM TO SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, WRITING, AND MEDIA)
Andrew Szeri }        That Senate approve and recommend to the Board
Claudia Krebs of Governors that:
The name of the School of library, Archival and
Information Studies (SIAIS) be changed to the
School of Information (abbreviated as "iSchool"),
as set out in the attached proposal, effective 1
January 2020;
The name of the School of Journalism, be changed
to the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media,
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as set out in the attached proposal, effective 1
January 2020; and,
That Senate approve, contingent upon the Board
of Governors' approval of the above, that the
WRDS (Arts Studies in Research and Writing)
subject code and its associated courses be
transferred from the Faculty of Arts to the School
of Journalism, Writing, and Media effective 1
January 2020.
Dr Szeri noted that on 18 April and 19 May respectfully, both proposals were approved by the
Faculty of Arts and were reviewed and endorsed by the Senate Academic Policy Committee.
Approved
Senator Burnham asked what the student consultation was on the School of Journalism name
change.
Dean Averill said that all students in the school were consulted by the Faculty. There
were student concerns as journalism was a very recognizable name and this change may
distract. He said that this was a discipline was under change and being affected by
technological innovation. The plan before Senate recognized the importance of moving to
new forms of Journalism. The School is trying to signal its commitment to new forms of
journalism. Journalism was a very dynamic school already that is committed to digital
and global journalism. While some students were originally concerned he understood that
in the end a consensus emerged of comfort with the change.
Senator Chai asked if the Bachelor of Media Studies would remain outside of the School.
Dean Averill confirmed that it would.
Report from the University Librarian
The University Librarian, Ms Susan Parker, reported.
ANNUAL REPORT
Ms Parker thanked the senate library committee and the Provost, Dr Szeri for their support, and
her own staff of librarians, archivists, staff and student employees for their work and assistance.
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She outlined highlights from the libraries in 2018/19, reported on how the library was doing, and
spoke of the libraries next steps.
Senator Averill thanked the Librarian for this report and the exciting ideas therein.
Senator Burnham asked about Alumni access to the Library, noting that online journal access
was dwindling.
Ms Parker said that the publishers control licenses and those licenses are generally only
for current students faculty and staff. We are able to negotiate alumni access on a case by
case basis and we are looking at broader access. Complete alumni access would cost 3
times our current budget however. We are under increasing scrutiny by publishers on
access rights.
Senator Singh thanked the University Librarian for her report. He noted the 20% budget issues
with exchange rate. He asked what the strategy would be if the dollar depreciated further.
Ms Parker replied our current strategy is to mitigate. We try to estimate what the
exchange rate will be in a given year.
Dr Szeri said that we do use financial derivatives to lessen the impact of exchange rate
fluctuation. We do have some US dollar reserves that we use to address part of this
situation.
Ms Parker said we tried our best not to be billed in US dollars.
Adjournment
Seeing no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:46 pm.
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Appendix A: Awards Report
NEW AWARDS - ENDOWED
Jordan L. Burke Memorial Award in Forestry
Awards totalling $5,200 have been made available through an endowment established by family,
friends and colleagues, along with matching funds from the Faculty of Forestry, in memory of Jordan
L. Burke (1982-2019) for outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Forestry who have
demonstrated a passion for teaching in their roles as Teaching Assistants (TAs). Jordan (B.Sc,
M.Sc, Ph.D. 2016) was a postdoctoral research and teaching fellow with the Forest Insect
Disturbance Ecology Laboratory in the Faculty of Forestry. His research focused on the range
expansion of the mountain pine beetle in British Columbia and Alberta. Jordan served as a TA and
instructor to many undergraduate students in the Faculty of Forestry. This award was established in
recognition of Jordan's legacy as an enthusiastic and encouraging instructor. The awards are made on
the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session).
Faculty Women's Club Mary and Michael Gerry Prize in Family Practice
Prizes totalling $1,200 have been made available through an endowment established by Mrs. Mary
Gerry and the late Dr. Michael Gerry for outstanding domestic fourth-year M.D. students who have
demonstrated academic excellence and are pursuing a career in family practice. The prizes are made
on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter
session).
David Green Award in Oceanography
Awards totalling $2,000 have been made available through an endowment established by David
Green (B.Eng., Ph.D. 1976) for students beyond their first year of study in a graduate program,
whose research is focused on oceanography. The students will be evaluated on qualities of academic
and research excellence, outstanding originality, and dedication to the field through service and
leadership. David founded a number of environmental consulting and technology companies that
specialize in solar and LED technologies. In 2004 he was recognized by the Victoria Innovation,
Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council for his contributions to Victoria's technology
sector. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Earth, Ocean and
Atmospheric Sciences, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First
award available for the 2020/2021 winter session).
Mary E. Gibbons Memorial Centennial Scholars Award
Awards totalling $40,000 and not less than $10,000 each, have been made available through an
endowment established by a $500,000 donation from Richard P. "Dick" and Colleen A. Gibbons of
Whistler, BC, along with matching funds from the University of British Columbia. The award, in
memory of Mary E. Gibbons (1919-1970), is for outstanding domestic undergraduate students
entering university directly from secondary school or transferring from another post-secondary
institution. Recipients are academically qualified and would not be able to attend UBC without
financial assistance. In addition to academic merit, consideration is given to qualities such as
leadership skills, community service and recognized extra-curricular achievement. Subject to
continued academic standing, the awards will be renewed for a further three years of study or until
the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). Preference will be given
to students from regions in the following order of priority: the Sea to Sky Region, Nelson, BC and its
immediate surrounding areas, and Burnaby, BC. Mary was born in Nelson, British Columbia to
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Richard and Elsie Long. Her father died of cancer when she was twelve, and Mary and her two
siblings were raised by their mother. She married David Walter Gibbons in the late 1930s and moved
to Burnaby. Mary was devoted to her sons, David and Dick (both UBC Law graduates and
Thunderbird Varsity Football players) and worked various jobs to help support her family. Mary died
of cancer shortly after her fifty-first birthday. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Committee. (First award available for the 2020/2021 winter
session).
James Rolland Heyworth Graduate Bursary in Biomedical Engineering
Bursaries totalling $3,750 have been made available through an endowment established by an estate
gift from Dr. James Rolland Heyworth (B.A.Sc. 1961, M.D. 1968) for graduate students in the
School of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Heyworth served as the Head of Biomedical Engineering at
St. Paul's Hospital from 1973 until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and the Association of Professional Engineers and
Geoscientists of British Columbia. The bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First award
available for the 2020/2021 winter session).
Robert Lashin Scholarship in Electrical Engineering
Scholarships totalling $1,200 have been made available through an endowment established in honour
of Robert Lashin by Houle Electric Limited for outstanding Bachelor of Applied Science students
specializing in Electrical Engineering. Robert Lashin (B.A.Sc. 1972) dedicated his career to Houle
Electric and was instrumental in the company's growth and vision. He received several prestigious
awards for his contributions to the industry, including the VCRA Lifetime Achievement Award and
the Queen Elizabeth U Diamond Jubilee Medal. The scholarships are made on the recommendation
of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. (First award available for the 2019/2020
winter session).
Imre S. and Irena Otvos Graduate Scholarship in Forestry
Scholarships totalling $4,000 have been made available through an endowment established by Imre
S. (B.S.F. 1961, M.Sc, Ph.D.) and Irena Otvos (B.A., M.S.), along with matching funds from the
Faculty of Forestry, for outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Forestry who are researching
entomology, pathology, or forest health. Imre graduated with the last class of students from the
Sopron Division of the Faculty of Forestry in 1961, and went on to receive his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from
UC Berkeley before working for the Canadian Forest Service and Natural Resources Canada. Irena
studied in England, France, Spain and at UC Berkeley, where she received her M.S. and began her
Ph.D. before dedicating her life to her family and teaching in the Greater Victoria School District.
This scholarship was established in recognition of the support Imre and Irena received while
pursuing their degrees. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry,
in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available for the
2020/2021 winter session).
Varga Family Bursary
Bursaries totalling $2,400 have been made available through an endowment established by two
generations of UBC alumni, Paul Varga (B.Sc. Forestry 1959), Sharon Varga, and their son,
Lawrence Varga (B.Sc. Pharmacy 1995) along with matching funds from the University of British
Columbia, for undergraduate and graduate students. Preference will be given to students who are (1)
on the UBC Rowing Team, (2) in the Faculty of Forestry or (3) in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences. The bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First award available for the
2019/2020 winter session).
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NEW AWARDS - ANNUAL
Access Planning Scholarship in Community & Regional Planning
Up to four scholarships totalling $5,000 have been made available annually through a gift from
Access Planning for students in their final year of the Master of Community and Regional Planning
program. Students must demonstrate that their final thesis, capstone project, or internship experience
builds more equitable, just, and people-focused cities and communities. Access Planning is an
independent planning advisory firm co-founded by Karen Peachey (B.A. 1994, M.A. Planning 1998)
and Tamim Raad (B.Com. 1993, M.A. Planning 1998). Access Planning focuses on working with
clients to unlock creative, adaptive, and efficient approaches to better community planning, urban
transportation systems, and urban design that results in places that welcome, work for, and inspire the
diversity of people that live in them. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the School
of Community and Regional Planning, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session).
Coca-Cola Canada Bursary
Bursaries totalling $5,000 have been made available annually from Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada
Company for undergraduate students enrolled in any program. The bursaries are adjudicated by
Enrolment Services. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session).
Master of Global Surgical Care Entrance Award
Awards totalling $7,000 have been made available annually for outstanding students entering the
Master of Global Surgical Care program. Recipients are students who intend to practice in an
underserved community and (1) hold citizenship or are a permanent resident of a Least Developed
Country (LDC), or Lower Middle Income Country (LMIC) as per the Development Assistance
Committee (DAC) List of Official Development Assistance (ODA) recipients as defined by the
Organization for Economic and Co-operation and Development (OECD) or (2) are from a remote or
rural setting with limited resources in Canada. Financial need may be considered. The awards are
made on the recommendation of the Department of Surgery, in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session).
Dr. Robert McCormack Thunderbird Student Trainer Award
Awards totalling $5,000 have been made available annually through a gift from Dr. Robert
McCormack for outstanding returning student trainers in the Athletics Student Trainer Program who
have completed at least one year as a student trainer, demonstrate commitment to their role and
exceptional delivery of therapy services and support to a UBC Varsity Athletics team. Preference
will be given to students who intend to pursue graduate studies in the field of sport science or sport
medicine. The top trainer will receive $2,000. The second and third best trainers will each receive
$1,500. The awards are made on the recommendation of the UBC Athletics Sport Science and Sport
Medicine Team. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session).
MD Class of 1969 50th Reunion Bursary
Bursaries totalling $2,000 have been made available annually through a gift from the M.D. Class of
1969 for M.D. students in celebration of their 50th Anniversary Reunion to help ease the financial
burden of future doctors. The bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First award available
for the 2019/2020 winter session).
Patricia M. Mohr Award in Engineering
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A $6,000 award has been made available annually through a gift from Patricia M. Mohr (B.A.
Economics 1968, M.A. Economics 1970) for a Bachelor of Applied Science student in Computer
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials
Engineering or Mning Engineering. To be considered, the recipient must be a Canadian citizen and
within the top 25% of their year in the Bachelor of Applied Science program. The student should be
highly motivated with considerable ambition for their coming career. Preference will be given to a
student demonstrating financial need. Patricia Mohr is an internationally respected Canadian
economist and commodities expert who served as Scotiabank's Vice-President, Economics and
Commodity Market Specialist before her retirement. She designed the 'Scotiabank Commodity Price
Index', the first index to track price trends for Canadian commodities in export markets. Ms. Mohr
created this award as part of her charitable mission to build a strong Canadian economy through
education, innovation and international trade. It is dedicated to the memory of her parents, Russel
Earl Mohr and Margaret McKinlay Mohr (nee Paterson), and her grandmother, Margaret Mohr (nee
Gottinger). This academic award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science.
(First award available for the 2020/2021 winter session).
Michael Noon Memorial Award in the Performing Arts
Two awards of $1,000 each have been made available annually through gifts from friends, family
and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in memory of Michael Noon (1937 - 2019) for a
Bachelor of Fine Arts student in the Department of Theatre and Film, and a Bachelor of Music
student who have demonstrated excellence in performance. Preference will be given to students
involved in the broader arts community. Mchael began his career as an architect for several post-
secondary institutions in Ontario before moving to Vancouver in 1994 to oversee the construction of
the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, for which he served as the Founding Managing Director.
This award was established in recognition of Mchael's championship of the arts across Canada for
more than four decades and his contributions to the Chan Centre. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Department of Theatre and Film and the School of Music. (First award
available for the 2019/2020 winter session).
SSR Women in Mining Engineering Award
A $20,000 award, payable over three years, has been made available annually through a gift from
SSR Mining Inc. for an outstanding female Bachelor of Applied Science student entering second year
of the Mning Engineering specialization. In addition to academic merit, candidates must have
demonstrated leadership through participation in extra-curricular or volunteer activities such as
professional, school, social and community organizations. Preference will be given to a co-op
student. Subject to continued academic standing, the award will be renewed for a further two years of
study or until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). SSR
Mning Inc. is a Vancouver-based mining company focused on the operation, development,
exploration and acquisition of precious metal projects. They created this award to encourage more
woman to enter the mining industry. This academic award is made on the recommendation of the
Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mning Engineering. (First award available for the 2020/2021 winter
session).
Harry Stothers Charitable Foundation Award in Family Practice
Awards totalling $30,000 have been made available annually through a gift from the Harry Stothers
Charitable Foundation for fourth-year M.D. students assigned to a family practice residence. This
award was established in recognition of the care received from their primary family physicians by
several generations of the Stothers family. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Medicine. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session).
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University Transition Program Early Entrance Award
Awards totalling $10,000 have been made available annually for graduates of the University
Transition Program proceeding directly into an undergraduate program at the university. In addition
to academic merit, consideration is given to leadership skills, community service and recognized
extra-curricular achievement. This academic award is made on the recommendation of the UTP
Management Committee in the Faculty of Education. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter
session).
YLaw Award for Excellence in Legal Advocacy
A $2,000 award has been made available annually through a gift from YLaw for a J.D. student who
has achieved good academic standing and demonstrated excellence in attending to clients' legal
needs through experiential learning opportunities, community service, or volunteerism. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. (First award available for the
2019/2020 winter session).
PREVIOUSLY APPROVED AWARDS WITH CHANGES IN TERMS OR FUNDING SOURCE
Annual Awards
1626 - Deans Knight Capital Management Ltd Award
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The renewable component of the award has been removed to make adjudication more streamlined.
As students can now enter the Portfolio Management Foundation program in Year 2, the restriction
to students in Year 3 has been removed.
Current Award Description
A $4000 award is offered by Deans Knight Capital Management Ltd. for a student entering third year
in the Sauder School of Business in the Portfolio Management Foundation program who has
demonstrated leadership ability. The award is made on the recommendation of the School in
consultation with the UBC Portfolio Management Foundation and is renewable for a second year.
Proposed Award Description
Awards totalling $4,000 award is offered by have been made available annually through a gift from
Deans Knight Capital Management Ltd. for a Bachelor of Commerce students ontoring third year in
the Saudor School of Business in the Portfolio Management Foundation program who have has
demonstrated leadership ability. The award is made on the recommendation of the UBC Sauder
School of Business in consultation with the UBC Portfolio Management Foundation and is renewable
for a second year.
3036 - Patricia M. Mohr Award in International Economics
Rationale for Proposed Changes
Donor would like to specify that each individual award should not be less than half the cost of annual
tuition.
Current Award Description
Awards totalling $5,000 are offered annually by Patricia Mohr (BA Economics 1968, MA
Economics 1970) for undergraduate students in the Bachelor of International Economics. To be
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considered, recipients must be Canadian citizens and within the top 25% of their year in the
International Economics program. Students should be highly motivated with considerable ambition
for their coming careers. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need. Patricia
Mohr is an internationally respected Canadian economist and commodities expert who served as
Scotiabank's Vice-President, Economics and Commodity Market Specialist before her retirement.
She designed the Scotiabank Commodity Price Index, the first index to track price trends for
Canadian commodities in export markets. Ms. Mohr created this award as part of her charitable
mission to build a strong Canadian economy through education, innovation and international trade. It
is dedicated to the memory of her parents, Russel Earl Mohr and Margaret McKinlay Mohr (nee
Paterson), and her grandmother, Margaret Mohr (nee Gottinger). This academic award is made on the
recommendation of the Vancouver School of Economics. (First award available for the 2019/2020
winter session).
Proposed Award Description
Awards totalling $5,000 $6,000 award has been made available annually through a gift from Patricia
M. Mohr (B.A. Economics 1968, M.A. Economics 1970) for an undergraduate students in the
Bachelor of International Economics program. To be considered, the recipients must be a Canadian
citizens and within the top 25% of their year in the International Economics program. The Students-
should be highly motivated with considerable ambition for their coming careers. Preference will be
given to a students demonstrating financial need. Patricia Mohr is an internationally respected
Canadian economist and commodities expert who served as Scotiabank's Vice-President, Economics
and Commodity Market Specialist, before her retirement. She designed the Scotiabank Commodity
Price Index, the first index to track price trends for Canadian commodities in export markets. Ms.
Mohr created this award as part of her charitable mission to build a strong Canadian economy
through education, innovation and international trade. It is dedicated to the memory of her parents,
Russel Earl Mohr and Margaret McKinlay Mohr (nee Paterson), and her grandmother, Margaret
Mohr (nee Gottinger). This academic award is made on the recommendation of the Vancouver
School of Economics. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session).
2019-01-13

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