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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 13 FEBRUARY 2019
DRAFT
Attendance
Present: Dr S. Ono (Chair), Dr K. Ross (Secretary), Dr P. Adebar, Dr S. Bates, Dr R. Boushel,
Dr G. Faulkner, Dr S. Forwell, Dean B. Frank, Dr I. Frigaard, Mr I. Gattinger, Dr I. Gilbert, Ms
S. Gilbert, Dr C. Godwin, Ms K. Gourlay, Dr S. Grayston, Dr V. Griess, Ms M. Hamid, Dr P.
Harrison, Mr M. Holmes, Dr A. Ivanov, Prof. C. laeger, Dr P. Keown, Dr A. Kindler, Dr M.
Koehoorn, Dr M. Kuus, Mr M. Leuprecht, Dr K. Lo, Dr P. Loewen, Dr D. MacDonald, Dean M.
MacDougall, Ms I. Malone, Dr P. Marshall, Dr S. Matsui, Ms S. Ngo, Mr N. Pang, Ms S. Parker,
Dr I. Shepherd, Ms A. Shilling, Dr S. Singh, Mr A. Starr, Mr C. Surniawan, Dr A. Szeri, Ms A.
Tanner, Dr R. Tees, Dr M. Thachuk, Dr S. Thorne, Dr M. Upadhyaya, Ms H. Xiao, Dean R.
Yada
Regrets: Dean G. Averill, Ms P. Chan, Dean M. Coughtrie, Dean C. Dauvergne, Dean R.
Helsley, Dr CW. Marshall, Dr A. Murphy
Clerk: Mr C. Eaton
Call to Order
The Chair of Senate, Dr Santa Ono, called the sixth regular meeting of the Vancouver Senate for
the 2018/2019 Academic Year to order at 6:09 pm.
Senate Membership
The Registrar announced that Mr I. Maximillian Holmes was acclaimed as elected to the Senate
Nominating Committee until 31 March 2019 and thereafter until replaced.
Minutes of 16 January 2019
Susan Parker
lakob Gattinger
That the Minutes of the Meeting of 16 January
2019 be adopted as proposed.
Approved
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Remarks from the Chair
The President noted that last week he was in Ottawa, for UBC's annual Day on the Hill, raising
awareness among our federal government partners about outstanding UBC research, researchers,
and students. One of the groups we spoke to was the federal Liberal British Columbian caucus,
where our presentation on the need to extend the Millennium Sky Train line to UBC was well
received. Further to the SkyTrain extension; Dr Ono advised that we have had mostly positive
feedback to the recent public opinion poll that shows 82 percent support for the extension. We
are continuing our efforts to advocate for this much-needed transit expansion.
Dr Ono advised Senate that last week he had the honour of giving a keynote address to the
School Community Mental Health Conference in Vancouver, organized by the provincial
Ministry of Education, where he spoke about his personal experiences as well as UBC's
leadership role in mental health education.
Last night author Michael Pollan spoke as part of the UBC Connects speaker series to a sold-out
audience at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre. The next UBC Connects event will be in Kelowna,
when Tarana Burke speaks about the Me Too movement on March 6.
The President reminded Senate that Ms Robin Ciceri would join UBC as Vice-President,
External Relations on March 1, and Mr Ainsley Carry as Vice-President, Students on April 1.
In closing, Dr Ono said that he was pleased to note that UBC has been once again named as one
of Canada's top employers of young people - the only post-secondary institution to make the list
in 2019. We were also ranked the top choice for students enrolled in international schools. UBC
has also been ranked second in the country for research universities. Dr Ono expressed his pride
for the faculty and staff of this university who have helped us achieve these rankings.
Candidates for Degrees
Philip Loewen
Maximillian Holmes
That the candidates for degrees as recommended
by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies be granted the degrees for which they
were recommended, effective February 2019, and
that a committee comprised of the Registrar, the
dean of the faculty and the Chair of the Vancouver
Senate be empowered to make any necessary
adjustments.
Approved
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Tributes Committee
The Chair of the Senate Tributes Committee, Dr Sally Thorne, presented.
MEMORIAM MINUTE FOR DR ANNE POMEROY AUTOR
Dr. Dorothy Anne Pomeroy Autor Born in Prince George lanuary 26, 1935 to Alfred and Mary
Pomeroy, Dr. Autor earned both a B.A. Hons and a M.Sc. in Biochemistry at the University of
British Columbia. She completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Duke University in 1970 where
she was the only woman in her doctoral program.  She married Kent Autor in 1957; they had two
children together and were divorced in 1978. Dr. Autor passed away November 13, 2018.
After completing her studies Dr. Autor held multiple faculty positions in the United States. She
returned to UBC in 1983 as a tenured professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory
Medicine and as a clinical researcher at St. Paul's Hospital. She was member of the Senate from
1990 to 1996. In addition to her university and hospital laboratories she opened the first DNA
forensic lab in the Province.
Having travelled the world throughout her academic career, Dr. Autor retired from UBC in 2000
to teach in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. Dr. Autor permanently retired in 2004,
returning to Vancouver to spend time with family, and to co-manage her family's ancestral farm
in Pemberton.
As a pioneering woman in science, Dr. Autor provided mentorship to younger women entering
the profession and helped launch the careers of a large number of graduate students. Dr. Autor
was also active in many professional organizations, often in leadership positions, and engaged in
many volunteer and appointed roles. She served on the Board of Directors of the St. Paul's
Hospital Foundation; the Board of Governors of the Law Foundation ofBC; and, the Board of
Trustees of the Vancouver Art Gallery among many other roles. She was one of the first two
women members of the Vancouver Round Table, a civic organization of prominent British
Columbians from business, government, and academia.
To her family and friends, the Senate and the University of British Columbia offer their
condolences and thanks.
Sally Thorne }        That Senate approve the Memorial Minute for Dr.
Michael Isaacson Anne Pomeroy Autor, that it be entered into the
Minutes of Senate, and that copies be sent to the
family of the deceased.
Approved
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Academic Building Needs Committee
The Chair of the Senate Academic Building Needs Committee, Dr Michael Isaacson, presented.
SUITABILITY AND USAGE OF LEARNING SPACES
Michael Isaacson }        That the report of the Senate Academic Building
Richard Tees Needs Committee titled "Suitability and Usage of
learning Spaces " be received.
Approved
Dr Isaacson went over the following concepts in his presentation: utilization vs occupancy, tiered
access for space booking, establishing learning spaces, quality of learning Spaces, assignment,
reassignment and specified usage of learning spaces, use of restricted space/classrooms and
classroom scheduling
Senator Singh suggested that the quality in space is quite different between newer and older
buildings. As an example, he brought up Wesbrook Senate; Building operations was quick to
respond but an actual fix for some issues took a lot of time.
With permission of Senate, lodi Scott from facilities planning spoke, saying that said
they prioritized academic buildings already for repairs.
Dr Szeri asked if there were accessibilities issues found in the consultation process.
Dr Isaacson said that yes, some were found. He noted that UBC had comprehensive
guidelines around accessibility.
Ms Scott said that the Learning Space guidelines had a section on accessibility to ensure
we meet or exceed the code. Sometimes older buildings do not have the easiest
opportunities.
Senator Forwell said that accessibility was often thought of in terms of wheelchairs, but
doors or visual issues were equally important. These may not be huge costs but would
require initiatives. Senator Forwell said that we have a long-standing issue around large
classroom spaces and asked if we had a long-term plan for increased our larger teaching
spaces.
Dr Szeri said that we were in discussion with the Board of Governors to develop a funding
stream for academic capital projects. Things that we haven't been able to fund adequately with
provincial or private funding.
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Senator Harrison said that the Thursday break was important and going faculty-by-faculty would
add bearers to students who partake in faculties or courses others than their own. UBC needs to
show that the University values activities beyond courses.
Dr Isaacson agreed but said that it was a matter of relative priorities.
Senator Starr said that the graph for room demand vs availability showed deficit for larger
classrooms but a surplus for smaller classes. There may be opportunities to encourage teaching
of smaller classes. The investment in this case would then be people instead of buildings.
Senator Frigaard said that the Senate should clarify the priority that research seminars have for
booking. This was impractical for one off-research seminars.
Dr Isaacson said some where senate approved and some were not, that wasn't a statement
on their value.
Senator Loewen said that he agreed on behalf of math that research seminars should have
the same priority as credit classes.
Senator Lo spoke in favour of the Thursday break and it being university-wide. Secondly he said
that building more large classrooms would not solve the problem. A lot of the issue is budget
constraints, it could induce demand. He suggested that Senate and the faculties needed consider
what optimal class sizes are to better inform our space decisions. .
Admissions Committee
The Chair of the Senate Admissions Committee, Professor Carol laeger, presented.
VANTAGE COLLEGE - TRANSFER AND ADVANCE CREDIT
Carol laeger }        That Senate approve transfer and advance credit
lakob Gattinger for applicants to the Vantage Program, effective
for the 2019 Winter Session and thereafter.
Professor laeger said that this proposal would control advanced credit (e.g., IP/AB) based on
program.
Approved
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MASTER OF MANAGEMENT DUAL DEGREES
Carol laeger }        That Senate approve changes in admission
Paul Harrison requirements for applicants to the Undergraduate
Program/Master of Management Dual Degree
Program Option, effective for entry to the 2019
Summer Session and thereafter.
Senator Harrison raised the issue of academic regulations only referring to Commerce. He
suggested that it needed to refer to all of the participating faculty academic regulations as well.
Senator Lo said that it only referred to the Commerce and Business Administration
Master of Management rules; the individual undergraduate regulations would still apply.
The Chair suggested that the Academic Policy Committee review the language to ensure
there was not an issue.
Approved
ENROLMENT TARGETS
Carol laeger }        That Senate approve and forward to the Board of
Amber Shilling Governors for approval the 2019/2020
Undergraduate Enrolment Targets, as per section
27 (2) (r) of the University Act.
Senator Loewen asked why Vantage full-time enrolment was dropping.
With permission of Senate, Dr Pamela Ratner replied, saying that firstly we had
suspended admission to the Management Stream, and secondly, the Board had asked that
the administration work to stabilize international enrolment in its proposals for this year.
Approved
Agenda Committee
The Chair of the Senate Agenda Committee, Mr lakob Gattinger, presented.
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2019/2020 SENATE MEETING SCHEDULE
Mr Gattinger advised that pursuant to Rule 17 (a) of the Rules and Procedures of Senate, the
Senate meeting schedule for 2019-2020 will be as follows:
Wednesday September 18, 2019
Wednesday October 16, 2019
Wednesday November 20, 2019
Wednesday December 18, 2019
Wednesday lanuary 15, 2020
Wednesday February 12, 2020
Wednesday March 18, 2020
Wednesday April 15, 2020
Wednesday May 13, 2020
Awards Committee
A Vice-Chair of the Senate Awards Committee, Ms Katie Gourlay, presented.
AWARDS REPORT
See Appendix A: Awards Report
Katie Gourlay }        That Senate accept the awards as amended and
lohn Shepherd forward them to the Board of Governors for
approval; and that letters of thanks be sent to the
donors.
Dr Gourlay said that the awards committee was currently consulting on use of summer awards
and have sent correspondence to the deans for their feedback.
Approved
Curriculum Committee
The Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Dr Peter Marshall, presented.
FEBRUARY CURRICULUM REPORT
See Appendix B: Curriculum Report
Nor Marshall noted an error on page 82 - Course should be FOOD 519, not FRST500.
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Peter Marshall
Susan Forwell
That the new courses, revised courses, deletion of
specialization, new Minor, revised minors, revised
program requirements, and revised streams
brought forward by the faculties of Applied
Science, Arts, Commerce and Business
Administration, Education, Forestry, Graduate
and Postdoctoral Studies (Applied Science, Arts,
Commerce and Business Administration, Forestry,
land and Food Systems - with FOOD519 in place
ofFRST500, Science), land and Food Systems,
and Science be approved.
Approved
NEW CERTIFICATES
Dr Marshall advised Senate that the Senate Curriculum Committee had approved the following
new certificates on behalf of the Senate:
Certificate in Financial Economics
Certificate in International Politics
Certificate in International Relations
Certificate in General Arts Studies
Nominating Committee
The Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, Dr Richard Tees, presented.
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COMMITTEE ADJUSTMENTS
Richard Tees
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That Mr Christian Surniawan be appointed to the
Student Appeals on Academic Discipline
Committee until 31 March 2019 and thereafter
until replaced, to replace Ms. Ainsley
MacDougall; and
That Mr Matthias leuprecht be appointed to the
Senate Awards Committee until 31 March 2019
and thereafter until replaced, to replace Mr
Christian Surniawan
Approved
Report from the Provost
PETER WALL INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
The Provost, Dr Andrew Szeri, advised that he had been asked by the Senate Academic Policy
Committee to provide an update on this matter. He noted that the Institute Board of Trustees was
in the process to appoint an interim director of the institute, a position needed to be filled for the
external review ordered. Last week, he met with around 20 Wall Scholars where he discussed
the review process with them and important factors in the review.
The President added that Peter Wall trustees hoped to publish their process for appointing
that director later this week.
Report from the Registrar
2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR
In accordance with Senate Policy V-125, the Registrar, Dr Kathleen Ross, announced the
following term dates for 2019-2020 were confirmed:
2019/20 WINTER SESSION
Term 1 begins
Last day of Term 1 classes for most faculties
First day of exams for Term 1
Last day of exams for Term 1
Number of Teaching Days
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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Term 2 begins
Mid-term break
Last day of Term 2 classes for most faculties
First day of exams for Term 2
Last day of exams for Term 2
Number of Teaching Days
2020 SUMMER SESSION
Term 1 begins
Last day of Term 1 classes for most faculties
First day of exams for Term 1
Last day of exams for Term 1
Number of Teaching Days
Term 2 begins
Last day of Term 2 classes for most faculties
First day of exams for Term 2
Last day of exams for Term 2
Number of Teaching Days
Monday, January 6, 2020
February 17 - February 21, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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Monday, May 11,2020
Thursday, June 18,2020
Monday, June 22, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020
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Monday, July 6, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
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Dr Ross states that conversations were still ongoing regarding a new Fall Reading Break, but
expressed her satisfaction at the long break available next year between the end of term 1 exams
and the start of term 2.
Senator Max Holmes read the following statement to the Senate on behalf of the student
members:
Recently, the AMS conducted a consultation amongst students about the options
available and the trade-offs necessary to possibly receive a Fall Reading Break and
Extended Holiday Break, and over six thousand students participated in that consultation.
While important information was gleaned including intense interest from students for a
Fall Reading Break and Extended Holiday Break, the work of consultation with students
on behalf of a Senate issue should not fall to the AMS or Student Senate Caucus.
Furthermore, this consultation had begun with the understanding that there was a
possibility that these changes could be considered for the next Academic Year. Two
issues have now been brought to our attention that makes that not possible: the lack of
consultation with other affected stakeholders, and potential impacts on employment
contracts.
We are concerned by the miscommunication of expectations. We are also concerned by
the lack of support provided for consultations on this topic. The onus of consultation for
an initiative, one which could benefit multiple stakeholders, should not fall solely on the
shoulders of students and should not be resourced by an external society funded by
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student fees. However, we are excited to finally have the data to indicate a strong interest
and look forward to sharing the full AMS report with the Senate. We are also thankful for
the support of the Chair of the Academic Policy Committee to make the AMS
consultation possible.
Given the terms of Student Senators which are limited to one year, (per elections);
discussions, consultations, and any potential implementation of a Fall Reading Break in a
timely fashion are severely restricted by the challenges of Senate timelines and
mechanisms.
As such, the Student Senate Caucus would like to propose a working group within the
Senate to be created with the mission of exploring the possibility of implementing a Fall
Reading Break and Extended Holiday Break through an examination of the Finals
Schedule and more. We propose this based on the interest we have heard from the UBC
Vancouver student body and support further consultation with faculty, sessional
instructors, and TAs. This effort should be undertaken by said working group with the
Senate Secretariat. The complete report on the student consultation, which will be
published by the AMS, should be taken into consideration and addressed in the findings
of the working group.
We strongly believe that the creation of such a body will signal to the larger community a
genuine commitment to address students and the wider UBC community's needs and
concerns. We look forward to seeing the progress that can be made beginning with the
creation of this working group.
Senator Holmes added that he did not think a fall reading week will be possible next year, and
advised the Senate that he had read over 800 comments in response to the survey mentioned
above; and that 25% of the comments were for in support of the break for mental health reasons.
Senator Singh said that the propose Fall Break would result in the term ending very close to
Christmas.
Senator Harrison thanked Senator Holmes for his work on this issue. He suggested that we are
closer than we have been to finding a way for a Fall Break to work; the large issue remaining to
be resolved was the number of days we apply for finals. He noted that the AMS survey was
based on a preliminary analysis from the exam schedulers and we are waiting for more data. He
further noted that exam scheduling also affects mental health.
Senator Thachuk said that it was not the days that matters it was the hours. He suggested we
could change the class schedule to have more lectures in fewer weeks.
The Registrar noted our low number of teaching days. We have also considered starting
earlier, having exams on Sunday, or shortening the break between classes and exams. She
reminded the Senate that these were all tradeoffs.
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Senator Kindler said that we are tremendously attached to credit hours that is based in historical
models that do not reflect modern teaching. She suggested that this could be a good moment to
reflect how changes in pedagogy and curriculum can help solve this problem.
Adjournment
Seeing no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:29 pm.
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Appendix A: Awards Report
NEW AWARDS - ENDOWED
Robert and Barbara Atkinson Thunderbird Men's Basketball Award
One or more awards, which may range from a minimum value of $500 each to the maximum
allowable value under athletic association regulations, have been made available through an
endowment established by Robert and Barbara Atkinson along with matching funds from the
University British Columbia. These awards are offered to outstanding members of the Thunderbird
Men's Basketball team in any year of study who are in good academic standing and have
demonstrated excellent leadership skills. Awards are made on the recommendation of the Athletics
Awards Committee. (First Award Available in the 2019/2020 Winter Session.)
Louise Cowin Thunderbird Women's Rugby Award
One or more awards, which may range from a minimum value of $500 each to the maximum
allowable under athletic association regulations, have been made available through an endowment
established by Peter Bull, along with matching funds from the University of British Columbia, in
recognition of Louise Cowin. During her time as the Vice-President, Students Louise displayed
tremendous dedication and support for Thunderbirds Athletics. Awards are offered to current or
incoming members of the Thunderbirds Women's Rugby Team that display exemplary leadership,
strong character, and dedication. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Women's Head
Coach with review and approval by the Athletics Awards Committee. (First award available in the
2019/2020 winter session.)
Doctors of BC Presidential Scholars Award in Medicine
Renewable entrance awards totalling $80,000 have been made available through an endowment
established by Doctors ofBC, with a portion of the funds being matched from the University of
British Columbia, for outstanding students entering the M.D. undergraduate program. Criteria for
these entrance awards include demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts,
community, athletics, or school. Preference will be given to students whose community involvement
or volunteerism emphasizes healthcare. Subject to continued scholarship standing, the awards will be
renewed for a further three years of study or until the M.D. degree is obtained (whichever is shorter).
Representing over 14,000 physicians, residents and medical students, Doctors ofBC works to
promote the highest standard of healthcare by providing its members with the services and support
they need to enhance their professional experience. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Medicine. (First award available in the 2019/2020 winter session.)
Doctors of BC Bursary in Medicine
Bursaries totalling $4,000 have been made available through an endowment established by Doctors
ofBC, along with matching funds from the University of British Columbia, for M.D. students.
Representing over 14,000 physicians, residents and medical students, Doctors ofBC works to
promote the highest standard of healthcare by providing its members with the services and support
they need to enhance their professional experience. The bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment
Services. (First award available in the 2019/2020 winter session.)
Milena and Kvetoslav Janda Memorial Award in Opera
Awards totalling $4,000 have been made available through an endowment established by family and
friends in memory of Milena and Kvetoslav Janda for undergraduate and graduate students in the
UBC School of Music who are talented singers pursuing a degree in Opera. Financial need may be
considered. Milena Janda (B.A. 1956) displayed her passion for the arts through her various
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endeavours, including writing children's plays, founding a theatre, and coaching generations of opera
singers at UBC in Czech. Kvetoslav Janda (B.Com. 1955) was a political activist in Czechoslovakia
before becoming a public servant in Canada. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Opera Division in the UBC School of Music, and in the case of graduate students, in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available in the 2019/2020 winter
session.)
Mills Munroe Southern Medical Program Bursary
Bursaries totalling $2,000 have been made available through an endowment established by Dorothy
Mills and her daughter Karina Munroe, along with matching funds from the University of British
Columbia, for M.D. students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program at the
University of British Columbia. The bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First award
available in the 2019/2020 winter session.)
Dr. John Nasedkin Award in Dentistry
Awards totalling $1,640 have been made available through an endowment established by friends and
family in memory of Dr. John Nasedkin for outstanding fourth-year Doctor of Dental Medicine
students. The recipient will demonstrate interdisciplinary clinical proficiency and comprehensive
patient care, as well as uncompromising ethical standards. They will be a collaborative student, an
excellent communicator and an innovative thinker. Dr. John Nasedkin received numerous accolades,
awards and certifications throughout his career, including the Canadian Academy of General
Dentistry Dentist of the Year award in 2014. This award recognizes Dr. Nasedkin's legacy as an
exceptional dentist and remarkable man who loved his profession and sharing his knowledge. This
academic award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry. (First award available in
the 2019/2020 winter session.)
NEW AWARDS - ANNUAL
Keith Bennett and Lloyd Doidge Memorial Scholarship in Labour-Management Relations
Scholarships totalling $6,000 are offered annually by FIR Labour Relations Ltd. in memory of
Keith Bennett and Lloyd Doidge, for outstanding undergraduate students in the Bachelor of
Commerce, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources option, who intend to enter a career in
labour-management relations. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Forest
Industrial Relations Ltd. (FIR Ltd.) is an accredited employers association which has served the BC
forest products industry since 1943. Keith Bennett (B.Com. 1956) was President of FIR Ltd. from
1974 until his retirement in 1997. For 25 years, he served as Chief Negotiator for the BC forest
industry, bargaining industry-wide collective agreements with the Industrial, Wood and Allied
Workers Union. Lloyd Doidge (B.Com. 1962) was a highly respected labour lawyer, with much of
his work involving representing forest industry employers in labour arbitration. He served as General
Counsel at FIR Ltd., and was also an adjunct professor in the UBC Sauder School of Business. Both
men were well-regarded within the BC industrial relations community for their work in labour-
management relations. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the UBC Sauder School
of Business. (First award available in the 2019/2020 winter session.)
George Weston Ltd. Doctoral Fellowship
Three doctoral fellowships of $20,000 each are offered annually by George Weston Limited to
students in Land and Food Systems conducting research relevant to sustainable agriculture. The
fellowships are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available in the
2018/2019 winter session.)
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Liu Ruo Xi Vocal Music Arts Center Award in Voice and Opera
A $4,000 award is offered annually by the Liu Ruo Xi Vocal Music Arts Center for an outstanding
undergraduate Voice and Opera student in the UBC School of Music who demonstrates exceptional
vocal talent, community involvement and leadership ability. The Liu Ruo Xi Vocal Music Arts
Center is led by award winning soprano Liu Ruo Xi. Ms. Liu and her husband Ye Hongtao have a
background in and a deep appreciation for traditional Chinese folk music and hope that this award
will inspire UBC Voice and Opera students to explore the richness and diversity of traditional
Chinese folk music. This academic award is made on the recommendation of the UBC School of
Music. (First award available in the 2018/2019 winter session.)
PREVIOUSLY APPROVED AWARDS WITH CHANGES IN TERMS OR FUNDING
SOURCE
ANNUAL AWARDS
3792 - PharmaChoice West Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Rationale for Proposed Changes
PharmaChoice has two divisions, PharmaChoice West and PharmaChoice East. This award was
previously established under the name of PharmaChoice West. The company has since decided that
the award is supported by both divisions resulting in the removal of "West" and the addition of
"Canada Inc. " to reflect the most accurate name.
Current Award Description
A $1,400 award is offered by PharmaChoice West for a student in the third year of the undergraduate
program in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences who demonstrates leadership skills and has an
interest in community practice. Preference is given to those students who graduated from a high
school in British Columbia but outside of the metro Vancouver area. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Proposed Name: PharmaChoice Canada Inc. West Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Proposed Award Description
A $1,400 award is offered annually by PharmaChoice Canada Inc. West for a student in the third year
of the undergraduate program in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences who demonstrates
leadership skills and has an interest in community practice. Preference is given to those students who
graduated from a high school in British Columbia but outside of the metro Vancouver area. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
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3805 - Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists of British Columbia Award
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The award was historically awarded in the fall to students entering fourth-year of the Entry-to-
Practice PharmD program. To streamline the award adjudication process, the award will now be
adjudicated in the spring to students who have just completed third year of the Entry-to-Practice
PharmD program.
Current Award Description
Two awards of $500 each are offered annually by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
(CSHP), BC Branch to students entering the fourth year of the Entry-to-Practice PharmD program
with high academic achievement, current CSHP membership, and a demonstrated interest in hospital
pharmacy. The award is made on recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Proposed Award Description
Two awards of $500 each are offered annually by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
(CSHP), BC Branch to for students who have completed third year entering the fourth year of the
Entry-to-Practice PharmD program with high academic achievement, current CSHP membership,
and a demonstrated interest in hospital pharmacy. The award is made on recommendation of the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
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Appendix B: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCDZNCE
New course
CIVL 303 (3) Computational Tools in Civil Engineering
ARTS
New Minor
Minor in Geography (Environment and Sustainability)
New courses
ARTH 285 (3) Art and the Moving Image; ARTH 331 (3) Greek Art and Architecture; ARTH
332 (3) Roman Art of Architecture; ASIA 206 (3) Modern Islam; ASIA 207 (3) Classical Islam;
ECON 398 (3) Introduction to Applied Economics; GEOG 432 (3) Radical Traditions of
Decolonization and Liberation; HIST 352 (3) Modern Middle Eastern History; HIST 353 (3-6) d
Special Topics in Middle Eastern History; HIST 354 (3) The Ottoman Empire; HIST 404 (3)
The First World War; HIST 406 (3) The Second World War; LING 242 (3) Computational
Tools for Linguistic Analysis; LING 342 (3) Computational Models of Language
COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
New courses
COEC 475 (3) The Economics & Policy of the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources;
COMM 271 (3) Introduction to Capital Markets; COMM 312 (3) Business Ethics Leadership;
COMM 383 (3) Innovation Leadership; COMM 479 (3) Advanced Topics on Corporate Finance
EDUCATION
Revised course
Kin 110 (3) Human Anatomy
New course
KIN 131 (3) Systems Physiology I
Revised degree requirements
Bachelor of Kinesiology> Degree Requirements
Revised streams
Neuromechanical and Physiological Sciences; Social and Behavioural Sciences;
Multidisciplinary Science
FORESTRY
New courses
HGSE 360 (3) Ocean People, Culture and Tradition; HGSE 361 (3): Fisheries Co-Management
of the North Pacific Coast; HGSE 362 (3): Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning;
HGSE 363 (3): Applications in Marine Conservation; HGSE 364 (3): Haida Gwaii Marine
Conservation Seminar
Deletion of specialization
Forest Resources Management Major (Specialization in International Forestry)
New courses
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FRST 422 (3) Mathematical Modelling in Forest Resource; FRST 423 (6) Integrated Resources
Management Planning
Revised course
FRST 497 (3) Communications and Professionalism
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
Applied Science
New course
CHBE 587 (3) Interfacial Phenomena
Arts
New course
ASIA 574 (3) From the Chronicle to the Archive: Cultures of History in South Asia
Revised program requirements
Master of Arts in Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity; Master of Arts in Classics; Master of
Arts in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology; Master of Arts in Religious Studies
Commerce and Business Administration
New course
BA 514 (5) 1MB A Residency - People, Culture and Organizations
Forestry
New course
FRST 500 (1) Teaching and Learning in Forestry
Land and Food Systems
New course
FRST 500 (1) Teaching and Learning in Forestry
Science
New course
CHEM 506 (3) Polymer Chemistry; CHEM 528 (3)Nanomaterials Characterization
LAND AND FOOD SYSTEMS
New courses
APBI 317 (3) Welfare and Ethics of using Animals in Science; APBI 423 (3) Ecological
Restoration; APBI 443 (3) - Field Study of Wine Grape Production; FNH 419 (3) Interfacial
Phenomena
SCIENCE
Revised courses
BIOL 153 (8) Human Biology: Anatomy and Physiology; BIOL 155 (6) Human Biology:
Physiology and Introductory Anatomy; COGS 300 (4) Understanding and Designing Cognitive
Systems; CPSC 340 (3) Machine Learning and Data Mining;
New courses
MATH 254 (3) Multivariable and Vector Calculus for Mechanical Engineering; MATH 258 (3)
Differential Equations for Mechanical Engineering; MATH 442 (3) Graphs and Networks
Revised minors
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Applied Animal Biology; Sustainable Agriculture and Environment; Food and Resource
Economics; Food Science; Nutritional Sciences; Sustainable Food Systems
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