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 THE UNIVERSITY  OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BCV6T1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 20, 2002
Attendance
Present: President M. C. Piper (Chair), Vice President B. C. McBride, Mr. O. Alasaly, Dean J.
Blom, Prof. C. Boyle, Dr. J. Brander, Dr. L. Brinton, Dean J. A. Cairns, Dr. M. A. Cameron, Dr. J.
Carolan, Dr. D. Cherchas, Dr. J. Dennison, Dr. D. Fielding, Ms. M. Friesen, Dean N. Gallini, Dr.
J. H. V. Gilbert, Dr. D. Granot, Dean F. Granot, Dr. P. G. Harrison, Dr. R. Harrison, Ms. M.
Hassen, Dr. J. Hepburn, Ms. J. Hutton, Dr. R. Irwin, Dean M. Isaacson, Dr. J. Johnson, Mr. D.
Jones, Mr. P. Kahlon, Dr. B. S. Lalli, Ms. J. Lau, Dr. V. LeMay, Ms. C. Lenis, Mr. M. Litchfield,
Mr. T. P. T. Lo, Mr. R. W. Lowe, Dr. M. MacEntee, Dr. K. MacQueen, Dr. P. L. Marshall, Mr.
W. B. McNulty, Dr. P. Potter, Dean M. Quayle, Ms. C. Quinlan, Mr. J. Rogers, Dr. A. Rose, Dr.
H. J. Rosengarten, Dean J. N. Saddler, Mr. B. J. Silzer, Mr. B. Simpson, Dean R. Sindelar, Dr. C.
E. Slonecker, Mr. C. Ste-Croix, Dr. B. Stelck, Dr. R. C. Tees, Dr. J. R. Thompson, Dr. S. Thorne,
Dean R. Tierney, Ms. G. Tsai, Mr. D. Verma, Dr. M. Vessey, Dean pro tem . L. Whitehead, Dr.
R. Windsor-Liscombe, Ms. S. Yim, Mr. M. Yung, Mr. C. Zappavigna.
By invitation: Dr. N. Guppy, Ms. D. Merritt, Vice President T. Sumner
Regrets: Chancellor A. McEachern, Dr. P. Adebar, Mr. R. Affleck, Ms. C. Bekkers, Dr. B.
Bemmels, Mr. P. T. Burns, Dr. B.Crawford, Mr. E. Greathed, Dr. L. Gunderson, Mr. R. Hira, Dr.
S. B. Knight, Mr. G. Lloyd, Ms. Yvette Lu, Dean D. Muzyka, Dr. D. Paterson, Dr. B. Rodrigues,
Dr. C. Shields, Ms. L. Sparrow, Mr. D. Tompkins, Dr. H. J. van Vuuren, Dr. R. Wilson, Dr. R. A.
Yaworsky, Dean E. H. K. Yen.
Senate Membership
REPRESENTATIVES FROM AFFILIATED COLLEGES
Dr. John D. Dennison replaced Rev. T. James Hanrahan as representative of St.
Mark's College.
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Paul Kahlon filled a vacancy for a student representative from the Faculty of
Dentistry.
EX-OFFICIO
Dr. Lome Whitehead replaced Dr. Maria Klawe as Dean pro tem. of the Faculty of
Science.
Vol. 2002/03 12993
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Minutes of November 20,2002
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
The President welcomed the new members to Senate.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
CORRECTION TO THE MINUTES
Under "Department of Anatomy (p. 12972)," comments attributed to Dr. Cameron were
actually made by Dr. Hepburn.
Mr. McNulty l        That the Minutes of the Meeting of September
Dr. Rosengarten J        1$> 2002 be approved, with the correction
above.
Carried.
Business Arising From the Minutes
UBC PARTICIPATION IN U21 GLOBAL
Vice President McBride reminded members of Senate that he had agreed at the September
2003 meeting to propose a mechanism for reviewing UBC's participation in U21 Global.
He proposed that he make an annual report to Senate on the status of U21 Global, and
that, in U21 Global's third year of operation, the Nominating Committee be directed to
strike an ad hoc committee of Senate to review the U21 initiative with respect to the
programs offered. Such a committee to review the U21 Global MBA might include
representatives from Commerce & Business Administration, external faculty
representatives, and members of Senate. The Vice President further recommended that a
UBC representative be registered in some of the U21 Global courses in order to evaluate
the course materials and the level of student support. Four to six MBA courses
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Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
were scheduled for first offering in April 2003, and could feasibly be reviewed during the
third year following their establishment.
Vice President McBride    l        That the Vice President Academic and Provost
Dr. Tees i        ^e directed to report annually in November on
the status of U21 Global,
and;
That the Nominating Committee be directed to
strike an ad hoc committee of Senate to review
and evaluate U21 Global programs during
their third year of operation.
In response to a query from Dr. MacEntee about possibly fixing a specific date for the
review, Vice President McBride stated that it would be important to allow the new
courses to mature before conducting a review, and that it would be most effective to wait
until the third year of operation.
The motion was
put and carried.
Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
IRVING K. BARBER LEARNING CENTRE
The President recalled the recent announcement that Mr. Irving K. Barber had made a
very significant donation toward the construction of the Irving K. Barber Learning
Centre, which was to be built around the heritage core of Main Library. Matching
funding was provided by UBC as well as the BC provincial government. The President
thanked everyone involved in this initiative, particularly Ms. Catherine Quinlan as
University Librarian.
$46 MILLION FOR HIGH-TECH FACILITIES
The President was pleased to report that the Premier had recently announced that UBC
was to receive $46 million to support capital development of high-tech facilities on
campus. This fund-
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Financial Statements
ing was to support the construction of one new facility and the expansion of two others.
The provincial government provided the funds as part of its initiative to double the
number of graduates from high-tech programs. The President stated that securing the
funding had been a team effort, and she thanked Dean pro tem. Lome Whitehead in
particular.
DEAN OF GRADUATE STUDIES
The President was pleased to announce the re-appointment of Dr. Frieda Granot as Dean
of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. President Piper thanked Dean Granot for her
willingness to continue to serve, and offered her warmest congratulations.
NOVEMBER CONGREGATION
President Piper reminded members of Senate that eight graduation ceremonies were
scheduled to take place, beginning on November 26. Mr. Allan McEachern was to be
installed as chancellor, and honorary degrees were to be conferred upon Mr. Irving K.
Barber and Dr. Shirley Tilghman. President Piper encouraged all members of Senate to
consider attending at one or more ceremonies to help celebrate UBC students.
Financial Statements
Note: The full text of the Financial Statements is not included in the Minutes.
Vice President Terry Sumner presented the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year
ended March 31, 2002. He stated that, over the previous three years, the amount of time
from year end closure to the production of the financial statements had been reduced
from 14 to 7 weeks. The Financial Statements had been distributed widely across the
University, had been sent to other universities and libraries, and had been presented at the
UBC Annual General Meeting held at Robson Square in October 2002.
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From the Board of Governors
The Auditor General had offered the unqualified opinion that the Financial Statements
presented fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the University as at
March 31, 2002. Vice President Sumner gave highlights of the Financial Statements,
including:
• The University ended the 2001/2002 fiscal year with an operating surplus of $128
K;
• The provincial operating grant was $333.1 million, up from $299.1 million in the
previous year;
• New research funding totalled $254 million, up from $195 million the previous
year;
• A total of $27.5 million in scholarships, bursaries and fellowships had been
awarded to students;
• The market value of endowments increased during the year by $41.1 million to a
total of $650.4 million.
• Total revenue from all sources was $961 million.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval in principle of Senate recommendations from the Senate
meeting held on 18 September 2002. Such approval is 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.      The establishment of new awards;
ii.      Name changes for the Centre for Applied Ethics, CORD (Collaboration on Repair
Discoveries), the Department of Anatomy, the Department of Ophthalmology, the
Institute of International Relations, the Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues,
and the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research;
iii. The merger of the Sustainable Development Research Institute (SDRI) and the
Institute for Resources and the Environment (IRE) to establish the Institute for
Resources, Environment and Sustainability;
iv.      The establishment of a Chair in Hydrometallurgy Research and a Chair in
Sustainable Aquaculture.
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12998
Candidates for Degrees
Candidates for Degrees
Dr. Tees
Dr. P. G. Harrison
That the candidates for degrees and diplomas,
as approved by the Faculties and Schools, be
granted the degree or diploma for which they
were recommended, effective November 2002,
and that the Registrar, in consultation with the
Deans and the Chair of Senate, be empowered
to make any necessary adjustments.
Carried.
Admissions Committee
Dr. Rosengarten presented the reports, as Chair of the Committee.
DELAY OF TSE IMPLEMENTATION UNTIL 2004
Proposal:
That the TOEFL requirement portion of the English Language Admission Standard be
amended such that the requirement to submit a score of not less than 50 on the Test of Spoken
English (TSE) will take effect beginning with applications for admission to Summer Session,
2005.
Rationale:
In December 1998, Senate approved changes to the English Language Admission Standard,
including the inclusion of the Test of Spoken English as a required component of the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The new requirement was to become effective for
2000/2001 admissions.
In December 1999, Senate delayed implementation of the TSE requirement until admissions to
Summer Session 2003 due to limited testing capacity in the lower mainland: the TSE was not
widely available and was not offered year round. The demand from UBC applicants alone
would have exceeded the number of test places available in the lower mainland.
Since the availability of the TSE has not markedly improved to date, the Senate Admissions
Committee recommends that implementation of the TSE requirement be delayed for an
additional two-year period, until admissions to Summer Session, 2005.
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Admissions Committee
Effective Date: Immediately upon approval
Dr. Rosengarten i        That the TOEFL requirement portion of the
Dr. P. G. Harrison i        English Language Admission Standard be
amended such that the requirement to submit a
score of not less than 50 on the Test of Spoken
English (TSE) will take effect beginning with
applications for admission to Summer Session,
2005.
In response to a query from Dean Granot, Dr. Rosengarten stated that the Educational
Testing Service was attempting to address the unavailability of the Test of Spoken English
both locally and internationally, but that the Admissions Committee was chiefly
concerned with the Lower Mainland.
In response to a query from Dr. Vessey, Dr. Rosengarten stated that there was no
concrete evidence that the situation would be improved in two years' time. Dr. Vessey and
Dr. Rosengarten agreed that the inability to ascertain whether incoming students had an
appropriate level of English constituted a serious problem for the University. Dr.
Rosengarten stated that, although the Admissions Committee was concerned about
English proficiency, it also seemed unreasonable to require students to travel inordinately
long distances to take the Test of Spoken English.
The motion was
put and carried.
UBC-VSB TRANSITION SCHOOL
University Admission for students in UBC-VSB Transition School
Motion: That the following calendar entry for the Transition Program be approved, subject to
the condition noted immediately below the calendar statement.
Present Calendar Entry N/A
Proposed Calendar Entry: to precede "Concurrent Enrolment Policy" on page 31 of 02/03
Calendar]
TRANSITION PROGRAM
UBC, the Vancouver School Board, and the BC Ministry of Education run a joint university
preparation program for academically exceptional students. Students enrolled in
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Admissions Committee
13000
this program are eligible for early admission to the university upon recommendation of the
Principal of the Transition Program and concurrence of the Dean of the admitting Faculty.
Completion of required Grade 12 courses (or their equivalent) necessary for entry to that
Faculty is mandatory.
Condition:
That this admission provision be reviewed after three years, using UBC academic performance
data, and that only if the performance in UBC courses of students admitted under this
provision is judged to be acceptable, may such an admission provision continue.
Rationale:
In 1993 the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver School Board, with the
support of the Ministry of Education, began a joint program for academically exceptional
students, ages 12 to 15. Between 15 and 20 students from throughout the province begin the
program each year. The School is located on the UBC campus (240D - 1924 West Mall).
Since its inception the program has been understood as a transition between high school and
university. Initially conceived of as an entrance stream to UBC (and hence the name), this
intent has yet to be formalized. The major aim of the program is to provide an accelerated and
enriched track for academically gifted students. Increasingly this has meant providing greater
focus on university preparation to support early university entrance rather than on coverage of
the high school curriculum or completion of all high school graduation requirements.
The program's focus is upon educational acceleration and enrichment for university
preparation. Therefore, for purposes of university admission, different standards must be
introduced and this is the primary reason behind this proposal. This admission change
formally recognizes the program goal of university preparation and transition.
Table 1 below provides background data on students from this program who have entered
UBC in the past few years. The data allow a comparison of domestic students from 2001W
(transition students excluded) with two different sets of transition students, one combining
students from 2000W and 2001W, and the other combining students from 1999W through
2001W. These latter combinations are used to ensure at least a minimal number of transition
students for comparison.
TABLE 1: First-year UBC academic performance of students from the Transition Program
versus students admitted to UBC from other Canadian secondary schools.
Year
BA
BASc
BSc
All
All Domestic
2001W
Mean%
N
68.7
2300
72.5
466
70.6
1565
69.8
4331
All Transition
2000W & 2001W
Mean%
N
73.1
5
83.4
4
81.2
4
78.8
13
All Transition
1998W-2001W
Mean%
N
74.6
7
80.5
8
82.9
9
79.7
24
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Admissions Committee
Notes:
1. Data are from the Student Information System and are extracted from reports
prepared by Susan Peters and Sham Pendleton.
2. All students with averages at or below 40% have been ignored (assuming they did not
properly complete the year).
3. Transition students are not included among the "all domestic" category for 2001W.
4. The average credit load for Transition students was 32.9 credits for the academic year
(averaged over 1998W to 2001W) while for non-transition students it was 28.3 in
2001W. In every Faculty transition students averaged more credits.
5. If only 2001W were used for Transition students, to make for a strict comparison with
the All Domestic row, the average would be 84.2% but based on only four students.
Dr. Rosengarten i        That the following calendar entry for the
Dean Granot J        Transition Program be approved, subject to
the condition noted immediately below the
calendar statement.
Carried.
FACULTY OF DENTISTRY ADMISSION STATEMENT
Proposal to add to the Admission section of the Faculty of Dentistry calendar entry
Present calendar entry (page 207, column 2)
... although the number of interviews is normally limited to two.
Insert addition to calendar entry
Application forms and information regarding the admission process and predental
requirements ...
Proposed Calendar Entry:
Applicants to the Faculty of Dentistry who have been required to withdraw from a dental
program will not normally be granted admission.
Rationale:
The Faculty of Dentistry is responsible for patient safety and the dental health of the public it
serves. Normally, students who have been required to withdraw from a dental program have
been required to do so for reasons based on inadequate academic and/or professional
performance. The Faculty considers all of the applicants' previous academic and professional
records (some of which could weigh heavily against a successful application) and a statement
informing candidates of this possibility appears fair and equitable.
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Nominating Committee
Effective Date: August 28, 2002
Dr. Rosengarten i        That Senate approve the recommendations of
Dr. R. Harrison J        the Admissions Committee with respect to the
Faculty of Dentistry admission statement.
In response to a query from Mr. Ste-Croix, Dr. Rosengarten stated that the inclusion of
the word "normally" permitted the Faculty to exercise some discretion in its application
of the policy.
The motion was
put and carried.
Nominating Committee
SENATE COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
As Chair of the Committee, Dr. Gilbert recommended that Senate approve the following
changes to Senate Committee membership:
1. Agenda Committee: Add Mr. Paul Kahlon to fill a vacancy.
2. Budget Committee: Add Mr. Chris Ste-Croix to replace Ms. Jennifer Lau.
3. Library Committee:
a. Add Prof. Valerie LeMay, and
b. Add Mr. Chris Ste-Croix to replace Mr. David Tompkins.
4. Tributes Committee: Add Dean Robert Sindelar to fill a vacancy.
5. Teaching and Learning Committee: Add student representatives Mr. David
Tompkins, Mr. Derek Jones, and Mr. Chris Ste-Croix.
Dr. Gilbert l        That Senate accept the recommendations of the
Mr. Verma i       Nominating Committee with respect to
Committee membership.
Carried.
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Student Awards Committee
Student Awards Committee
See also 'Appendix A: New Awards.'
Committee Chair Dr. Thompson presented the awards for approval, pointing out the new
awards represented an additional $125 K in support for UBC students, and that
donations may still be made to awards after they have been formally established.
Dr. Thompson i        That the awards listed be accepted and
Dean Isaacson J        forwarded to the Board of Governors for
approval, and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Carried.
Tributes Committee
MEMORIAL MINUTE
As Chair of the Committee, Dr. Slonecker presented the following memorial minute.
President Emeritus Kenneth Hare
This university's reputation as an institution of high purpose, intense investigation and
thorough scholarship has consistently attracted the finest academics and administrators to our
campus. Such a man was Dr. Kenneth Hare, UBC's fifth president. Dr. Hare died in September
of this year.
Kenneth Hare was born in England in 1919 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in
1939 from the University of London. After serving in the British Air Ministry as a
meteorologist during the Second World War, he took a position at McGill as a geography
professor. He earned his doctorate in Geography at the University of Montreal as an arctic
climatologist.
As a scientist, Dr. Hare examined the role of atmospheric carbon dioxide in climate change,
and became a strong advocate for nuclear power as an alternative to burning fossil fuels. He
was well-known internationally for his work in biogeography and climatology and was
recognized by the Canadian Meteorological Society, the Royal Geographical Society and the
World Meteorological Organization. His book, The Restless Atmosphere, is considered a
standard textbook on climatology. He also served as commissioner of the Ontario Nuclear
Safety Review, and headed major inquiries into environmental issues such as lead
contamination, nuclear winter, air pollution and the disposal of nuclear waste.
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Reports from the Vice President, Academic and Provost
He became president of UBC in 1967 during a time of student unrest, rising enrollment and
financial restraint. He is described by colleagues as a gentle, studious man, who showed
serious concern both for the condition of the university and the demands of students. His
concern is shown clearly in his President's Report for the 1967-68 academic year, which also
outlines his plan for changing university governance to meet the needs of the time. He resigned
in early 1969, just 18 months after his appointment, stating that he found the strains of
conflict impossible to bear for a man of his temperament. His legacy to the university is,
however, quite significant. He began the process of involving students in university
governance, and made the physical and financial needs of the university the very top priorities
of subsequent administrations.
Dr. Hare's career as an administrator included service as Master of Birkbeck College at the
University of London, 19 years on the faculty of McGill University, where he served as dean of
arts and sciences, and at the University of Toronto where he was Provost of Trinity College
and Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies. He was also chancellor of Trent
University from 1988 to 1995.
He was a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
and was awarded honorary degrees by 11 universities.
The Board of Governors and the Senate of the University of British Columbia extend their
deepest sympathy to Dr. Hare's family.
Dr. Slonecker l        That the memorial minute for President
Dean Cairns i       Emeritus Kenneth Hare be spread on the
Minutes of Senate.
Carried.
Reports from the Vice President, Academic and Provost
ACADEMIC IMPLICATIONS OF MANDATORY RETIREMENT
Vice President McBride reported, as requested in May 2002, regarding the status of a
consultative process regarding the academic implications of mandatory retirement. He
stated that active discussion was still in progress, and that he hoped to have a written
report to Senate in January 2003.
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Report from the Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services and Registrar
Report from the Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services and Registrar
ENROLMENT 2002/03
Note: The text of the Registrar's report is not included in the Minutes. Copies are
available from the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services.
Mr. Silzer presented enrolment statistics to date for the 2002/03 academic year. He stated
that the University was close to target numbers with respect to new incoming students,
but that overall enrolment had shown an increase due to a higher-than-usual return and
course registration rate by continuing students. The number of students enrolled under
the International Student Initiative showed continuous growth for the fifth consecutive
year. Mr. Silzer invited members of Senate to ask questions from the floor or to submit
them later by e-mail to <brian.silzer@ubc.ca>.
Report from the Representative of the Professional Librarians
Ms. Friesen presented the following motion.
STATUS OF PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIANS
Motion:
THAT until otherwise resolved by the Senate:
The secretary of the Senate annually present a list of all persons holding an appointment at the
University as a librarian; and
The Senate update the roll of the Convocation pursuant to its authority under section 9(2) of
the University Act so that it includes all current librarians.
Moved: Ms. Margaret Friesen
Seconded: Dr. Herbert Rosengarten
Rationale:
Professional librarians are currently ineligible to vote for Chancellor and Convocation
Senators. The Librarians' Representative to the Senate filed an appeal in May 2002 on behalf
of librarians to the Senate Elections Committee. The appeal was denied on the basis that the
current Senate definitions still apply. Senate has the authority to enfranchise librarians as
above.
The reason for the exclusion of librarians in past elections is that (1) the University Act deals
with librarians separately from faculty in its definition of "faculty member" and (2) librarians
are not members of convocation automatically.
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Oth,
er business
Librarians wish to participate in these elections because:
1. Librarians belong to the Faculty Association and receive all the same privileges and
recognitions granted to the teaching and research faculty in that context. Librarians'
appointments, like those of other members of the Faculty Association, are made by the
Board of Governors upon the recommendation of the President. All changes in
appointment follow this same sequence of scrutiny and confirmation.
2. Confirmed appointments of librarians are full-time appointments except when the
university and a librarian have agreed to change such an appointment.
3. Librarians participate actively and routinely as instructors in courses offered by the
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and by the Centre for Teaching
and Academic Growth. Librarians play a key role in instructing students and faculty in
finding information resources for their research, teaching and study. This instruction is
often offered in collaboration with faculty members and best integrated with course
work.
Notice of motion was made at the May 2002 meeting of Senate. Hubert Lai, University
Counsel, has been consulted. The motion is worded according to Counsel's recommendation.
The President of the Faculty Association has been consulted.
Ms. Friesen i        That until otherwise resolved by the Senate:
Dr. Rosengarten J        The secretary of the Senate annually present a
list of all persons holding an appointment at
the University as a librarian;
and
The Senate update the roll of the convocation
pursuant to its authority under section 9(2) of
the University Act so that it includes all current
librarians.
Carried.
Other Business
Dr. Vessey remarked that the Senate was able to conduct the business before it in a very
timely fashion, and suggested that the additional time might be set aside, in future, for the
discussion of topics of general interest related to the academic governance of the
University. Dr. Slonecker responded that the Agenda Committee had received a similar
suggestion, and that the Committee would be working to compile a list of such topics for
discussion. Those items would be held in reserve and subsequently added to otherwise-
light meeting agendas.
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Tributes Committee - in camera
Tributes Committee - in camera
HONORARY DEGREES
Dr. Slonecker circulated the list of candidates for honorary degrees to be conferred in
May and November 2003. He reminded Senate that the names of the candidates were to
remain confidential until such time as the candidates had accepted and the list had been
made public by the President.
Dr. Slonecker
Dean Granot
That the list of candidates for honorary
degrees be approved as circulated.
Carried.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The next regular meeting of
Senate will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2002.
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Appendix A: New Awards
Appendix A: New Awards
Faculty of ARTS Bursary: Bursaries totalling $1,500 have been endowed by alumni and friends of
the Faculty of Arts for undergraduate students in the faculty. (First awards available 2002/2003
academic year)
BONG Pang Yee Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $4,125 have been endowed in memory of
Bong Pang Yee by his granddaughters, representing the Chow and Chang Families, for
undergraduate students in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. (First awards available 2002/2003
academic year - partial award in inaugural year)
Thomas and Dorothy BURGESS Bursary in Music: A $1,000 bursary is offered through the
Thomas and Dorothy Burgess Fund, administered through the Vancouver Foundation, to a
student enrolled in the School of Music. (First award available 2003/2004 academic year)
CLASS Act Bursary in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Bursaries totalling $300 have been
endowed by the graduating students in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Preference will be
given to fourth-year students majoring or honouring in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology. (First
awards available 2002/2003 academic year)
CLASS Act Bursary in Political Science: Bursaries totalling $300 have been endowed by the
Political Science graduating students. Preference is given to fourth-year students studying Political
Science. (First awards available 2003/2004 academic year)
C.C. and Betty CHONG Entrance Bursary in Medicine: Several bursaries of $5,000 each have
been endowed through a bequest by Betty Chong for students entering the first year of the M.D.
program who graduated from a B.C. secondary school outside of the Greater Vancouver Regional
District and the Capital Region District. (First awards available 2002/2003 academic year - partial
award in inaugural year)
C.C. and Betty CHONG Bursary in Medicine: Several bursaries valued at one-half of one year's
tuition have been endowed through a bequest by Betty Chong for students enrolled in the M.D.
program. (First awards available 2002/2003 academic year)
Faculty of COMMERCE and Business Administration Bursary: Bursaries totalling $3,000 have
been endowed by alumni and friends of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration for
undergraduate students in the faculty. (First awards available 2002/2003 academic year)
Dean of COMMERCE and Business Administration Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $2,700
have been endowed by alumni and friends of the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration for undergraduates in the faculty. The awards are made on the recommendation
of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. (First awards available 2002/2003
academic year)
Jean COOPER Bursary in Midwifery: Bursaries totalling $1,000 have been endowed by friends,
family and colleagues in memory of Jean Cooper for students in the midwifery program. (First
award available 2002/2003 academic year - partial award in inaugural year)
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Ethel DAVIS MBA Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship has been endowed in honour of Ethel
Davis, former Assistant Dean of Commerce and Director of the MBA Program. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration to an
outstanding student entering the first year of the MBA program. (First award available 2003/2004
academic year)
EDWARDS, Kenny & Bray Founders Scholarship: Two scholarships of $1,000 each are offered
by Edwards, Kenny & Bray in honour of the contributions of the founders of the firm, The
Honourable Mr. Justice John C. Bouck, Jack T. Edwards, Q.C, Brenton D. Kenny, Q.C, and
Ronald J. Bray, to the profession of law. Each scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student
entering the first year of the Faculty of Law with high academic standing. The awards are made
on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (First awards available 2002/2003 academic year)
G.W. HEINKEL Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $3,000 are offered by Dr. R. Heinkel in
memory of his father G.W. Heinkel to students entering third year in the Portfolio Management
Foundation Program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Candidates should
have demonstrated a desire to enhance their academic studies by integrating their classroom
experience with the knowledge requirements of a career in the finance industry. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration in
consultation with the Faculty Supervisors of the Portfolio Management Foundation. (First awards
available 2002/2003 academic year)
Sidney KAPLAN Prize in Family Medicine: A $250 prize has been endowed by the family of Dr.
Sidney Kaplan for students enrolled in the M.D. undergraduate program who achieve academic
excellence in the Department of Family Medicine. The award is made on the recommendation of
the Department of Family Medicine. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year - partial
award in inaugural year)
Jongman KIM Memorial Prize in Korean Legal Studies: A $300 prize has been endowed in
memory of Jongman Kim by his friends, clients and colleagues for a student who has
demonstrated excellence in Korean legal studies. Among the first Korean-Canadians to be called
to the bar, Jongman Kim dedicated his life to building bridges between the Canadian and Korean
cultures and to fostering community leadership among young Korean-Canadians. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (First award available 2002/2003 academic
year)
Ruth Parnum KING Memorial Prize in Music: A $550 prize has been endowed by family and
friends in memory of Ruth Parnum King (1924 - 1993) for an outstanding student in the School
of Music who is majoring in piano. As a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and friend,
Ruth cultivated beauty in all aspects of life through her garden and home, her culinary endeavours
and fine needlework, and her deepest passion, the piano. The award is made on the
recommendation of the School. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year - partial award in
inaugural year)
Tony KOZAK Scholarship in Forest Measurement: A $900 scholarship has been endowed in
honour of Dr. Tony Kozak's contributions to the field of forest mensuration and biometrics. The
award is offered to undergraduate students entering third or fourth year in the Faculty of Forestry
with an interest and demonstrated aptitude in the area of forest measurement. The award is made
on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry. (First awards available 2003/2004 academic
year)
Rita KRIVEL Memorial Scholarship in Dietetics: A $1,000 scholarship has been endowed in
memory of Rita Krivel by her husband, Harold Krivel M.D., and her brother, Isadore Diamond,
for under-
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graduate students in Dietetics within the Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health
program. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
(First award available 2002/2003 academic year - partial award in inaugural year)
Henry KUHN Bursary: Bursaries totalling $27,000 have been endowed through a bequest from
Henry Kuhn for undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Music who are studying
seventeenth, eighteenth or nineteenth century classical music. (First awards available 2002/2003
academic year - partial award in inaugural year)
Henry and Lily KUNG Award in Education: A $1,000 award has been endowed in honour of
Henry and Lily Kung for a student in a Bachelor of Education degree program. In addition to
having maintained satisfactory academic standing, candidates for the award must have
participated actively in extra-curricular or volunteer activities such as professional, school, social
and community organizations, athletics or part-time employment. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Education. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year -
partial award in inaugural year)
Henry and Lily KUNG Award in Nursing: A $1,000 award has been endowed in honour of Henry
and Lily Kung for a student entering the third year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.
In addition to having maintained satisfactory academic standing, candidates for the award must
have participated actively in extra-curricular or volunteer activities such as professional, school,
social and community organizations, athletics or part-time employment. The award is made on
the recommendation of the School of Nursing. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year -
partial award in inaugural year)
LKWM-YOGI Bursary in Nursing: Bursaries totalling $2,000 have been endowed by B. Yip to
assist students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. (First awards available
2002/2003 academic year - partial award in inaugural year)
Barrie and Diana Carol MARTIN Bursary in Commerce: Bursaries totalling $1,200 are offered by
Barrie Martin for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration. (First awards available 2002/2003 academic year)
Jim and Gerry McINTOSH Scholarship in Forestry: Scholarships totalling $1,100 have been
endowed by Jim and Gerry Mcintosh for undergraduate students entering the second or third year
of study in the Faculty of Forestry. In addition to high academic standing, participation in faculty,
university, or community activities is also considered. Preference is given to Canadian citizens and
permanent residents. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry.
(First award available 2003/2004 academic year)
Jim and Gerry McINTOSH Award in Forestry: Awards totalling $1,650 have been endowed by
Jim and Gerry Mcintosh for undergraduate students entering the second or third year of study in
the Faculty of Forestry. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry
to students who display scholarship, leadership and active participation in faculty, university or
community activities. Preference is given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. (First
award available 2003/2004 academic year)
Craig W. MILLER Prize in English: A $500 prize is offered in memory of Dr. Craig W. Miller by
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his family for an English major or honours student enrolled in Studies in Romanticism. The award
is made on the recommendation of the Department of English. (First award available 2002/2003
academic year)
MUTUAL Fire Insurance Company of B.C. Bursary in Agricultural Sciences: Bursaries totalling
$1,000 are offered by the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of British Columbia to students
entering second, third or fourth year in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. (First awards
available 2002/2003 academic year)
NATIONAL Pharmaceutical Sciences Group Award: Awards totalling $3,000 are offered by the
National Pharmaceutical Sciences Group for students entering the third or fourth year of study for
a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty
of Pharmaceutical Sciences on the basis of academic achievement, community involvement and
extracurricular participation. (First awards available 2002/2003 academic year)
Joan Margaret NOBLE Bursary in Medicine: Bursaries totalling $5,200 have been endowed
through a bequest by Joan Margaret Noble for students in the Faculty of Medicine. (First awards
available 2002/2003 academic year - partial award in inaugural year)
Raymond A. PEDERSON Prize in Physiology: A $600 prize has been endowed by Dr. Raymond
A. Pederson for the physiology graduate student who gives the best presentation at the Annual
Physiology Research Day. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of
Physiology. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year - partial award in inaugural year)
OVERWAITEA/Save On Foods Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Scholarships totalling
$5,000 are offered by Overwaitea/Save On Foods for students in the undergraduate program in
Pharmaceutical Sciences. Scholarships of $1,000 each are assigned as follows: two to students
entering second year, two to students entering third year, and one to a student entering fourth
year. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
(First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
PHYSICS and Astronomy Undergraduate Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship has been endowed
for undergraduate students enrolled in honours or majors Astronomy, Biophysics or Physics
programs, or in combined programs with other departments. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. (First award available 2003/2004
academic year)
PHYSICS and Astronomy Graduate Scholarship: A $5,000 scholarship has been endowed for
incoming or continuing graduate students at the Masters or Ph.D. level in the Department of
Physics and Astronomy. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department on the
basis of academic ability and promise. (First award available 2003/2004 academic year)
Larry ROBERTS Science One Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $1,500 have been
endowed by family and friends in memory of Larry Roberts for outstanding students who have
completed the Science One Program. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Science
One teaching team in consultation with the Director of the Science One Program. Preference is
given to candidates who have achieved high academic standing and who have embraced the
philosophy of the Science One Program, where intellectual growth comes through the expression
of creativity and an
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inquisitive mind. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
Faculty of SCIENCE Bursary: Bursaries totalling $2,300 have been endowed by alumni and
friends of the Faculty of Science for undergraduate students in the faculty. (First awards available
2002/2003 academic year)
Jean Elizabeth SIM Memorial Bursary in Education: Bursaries totalling $6,000 have been
endowed by her family in memory of Jean Elizabeth Sim (B.Ed. 1967), who dedicated her life to
helping young people attain their educational potential during twenty-four years as a secondary
school teacher in B. C The bursaries are awarded to students enrolled in the Bachelor of
Education (Secondary) Program. (First awards available 2002/2003 academic year - partial award
in inaugural year)
STEELCASE Scholarship in Architecture: A $1,000 scholarship is offered by Steelcase Canada
Ltd. for students in the Master of Architecture and Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture
programs. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Architecture. (First award
available 2002/2003 academic year)
Gurminder Singh TATRA Bursary: A $1,000 bursary is offered by Second Lieutenant Gurminder
S. Tatra to an undergraduate student entering the first year of the D.M.D. program. Second
Lieutenant Tatra is a Dental Officer in the Canadian Forces who is completing his dental school
education at UBC under the "Dental Officer Training Program." The bursary was created to help
support dental students who are in financial need. (First award available 2002/2003 academic
year)
THUNDERBIRD Nordic Skiing Award: One or more awards, which may range from a minimum
value of $400 each to the maximum allowable under the athletic association regulations, are
offered to outstanding members of the Thunderbird Nordic Ski Team in any year of study. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the President's Athletic Awards Committee. (First
award available 2002/2003 academic year)
Subhash C VERMA Memorial Prize in Pharmaceutical Sciences: A $500 prize is offered by Dr.
Subodh Verma and Mrs. Mekhul Verma in memory of Dr. Subhash C Verma for graduate
students in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences for the best paper published or presented in the area of Pharmacology or
Toxicology. (First award available 2002/2003 academic year)
WESTERN Canada Group of Chartered Engineers Prize: Three prizes of $500 each are offered by
the Western Canada Group of Chartered Engineers for students completing third year in
Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering. One award each is made on the recommendation of
the three eligible engineering departments. The WCGCE represents members of six United
Kingdom Engineering Institutions (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, Chemical, and
Building Services) which have members living in B.C., Alaska and Washington State and provide
engineering services around the world. (First awards available 2002/2003 academic year)
Arthur WHITEHEAD Memorial Science One Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship has been
endowed in memory of Arthur Whitehead for outstanding students entering the Science One
Program. The award is made on the recommendation of the Science One teaching team in
consultation with the Director of the Science One Program. (First award available 2003/2004
academic year)
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Ruth WILSON Memorial Award: One or more awards, which may range from a minimum value
of $500 each to the maximum allowable under athletic association regulations, are offered to
outstanding members of the Thunderbird Women's Basketball Team in any year of study. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the President's Athletic Awards Committee. (First
awards available 2002/2003 academic year)
Barbara Anne WIEBE Memorial Scholarship: A $1,200 scholarship has been endowed in memory
of Barbara Anne Wiebe through a bequest by her husband, Henry Wiebe, for undergraduate or
graduate students studying English language and literature. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Department of English and, in the case of graduate students, in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First award available 2002/2003 academic
year - partial award in inaugural year)
Daniel R. WORSLEY Bursary: A $300 bursary has been endowed by colleagues and friends to
honour Daniel R. Worsley. As Assistant Director in UBC's Office of Awards and Financial Aid
from 1979 to 2000, Dan provided advice to countless students who were experiencing monetary
difficulty, enabling them to maximize their access to various sources of financial assistance, (First
award available 2003/2004 academic year)
PREVIOUSLY-APPROVED AWARDS WITH CHANGES IN TERMS:
Award 03131 - G.F. Amyot Prize: A $400 prize has been endowed by donations from the Health
Officers of British Columbia in honour of G.F. Amyot, who contributed greatly to the
development of public health services in British Columbia and assisted in the establishment of the
Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine. The prize is awarded on the
recommendation of the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology to a medical student or
resident who has demonstrated meritorious scholarship, leadership, and academic research ability
in public health.
How amended? Eligibility has been extended to include medical residents and the program focus
has changed from "public health and preventive medicine" to "meritorious scholarship,
leadership, and academic research ability in public health." The latter amendment was done at the
request of the donors in consultation with the Department in order to accommodate recent
curriculum changes in Medicine.
Award 04864 - Constance Eden DINGWALL Scholarship in Ophthalmology: Two scholarships
of equal value totalling $8,100 have been endowed through a bequest from Constance Eden
Dingwall. The awards are offered to medical residency students specializing in ophthalmology and
are made on the recommendation of the Department of Ophthalmology.
How amended? Since Ms. Dingwall's executrix was concerned that each scholarship have a
substantial value, the disbursement provisions now call for two large awards, rather than
permitting many small awards of varying amounts. Changes were made in consultation with the
Department of Ophthalmology.
Award 04831 - Michael and Sonja KOERNER First Nations Fellowship: A $13,000 fellowship
has been endowed by Michael and Sonja Koerner and the Province of British Columbia for a
Canadian First Nations student in Commerce and Business Administration, with preference for a
student at the graduate level. If there is no eligible recipient in any given year, the income from the
endowment is re-invested in
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the fund to increase the fellowship value in future years. The award is made on the joint
recommendation of the Faculties of Commerce and Business Administration and Graduate Studies
in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning.
How amended? Restriction to a graduate student has been relaxed to a preference so that there is
now a possibility of the award going to an undergraduate First Nations student in Commerce if
there is no qualified graduate student. The award is, however, now restricted to Commerce so that
it can no longer be made to students in a related discipline such as Law. At the donor's request,
the terms stipulate that annual income will be capitalized in any year that there is no eligible
graduate or undergraduate candidate.
Award 02362 - West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Scholarship in Forestry: Five scholarships of $3,000
each have been endowed by West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. for undergraduate students in the
Faculty of Forestry. Three awards are offered to students entering second year after completing
their first year in UBC's Faculty of Forestry and two awards to students entering any year of study
and transferring from another faculty, college or university. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry.
How amended? First three scholarships are now designated for students entering second year
Forestry instead of first year.

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