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 THE   UNIVERSITY    OF   BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF DECEMBER 11, 1991
Attendance
Present: President D. W. Strangway (Chairman),Vice-President D. R. Birch, Mr. S.
Alsgard, Dr. A. P. Autor, Mr. J. A. Banfield, Dr. L. L. Bongie, Dr. D. M. Brunette,
Professor P. L. Bryden, Mr. R. Bush, Professor E. A. Carty, Dr. R. L. Chase, Dr. S.
Cherry, Dr. T. S. Cook, Mr. N. A. Davidson, Dr. K. Dawson, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Dr. G.
W. Eaton, Dr. A. J. Elder, Ms. C. J. Forsythe, Mr. E. B. Goehring, Dean M. A. Goldberg,
Dean J. R. Grace, Dr. S. E. Grace, Dr. R. D. Guy, Dr. S. W. Hamilton, Mr. M. L. Hanik,
Rev. J. Hanrahan, Dr. M. Isaacson, Mr. O. C. W. Lau, Dr. D. M. Lyster, Dean B. C.
McBride, Dr. H. McDonald, Dean J. H. McNeill, Mr. W. B. McNulty, Dean A. Meisen,
Dr. A. G. Mitchell, Dr. L. Paszner, Dr. R. J. Patrick, Ms. B. M. Peterson, Mrs. S. K. Prpic,
Miss C. L. Rankel, Professor R. S. Reid, Dr. P. Resnick, Dean J. F. Richards, Mr. M. M.
Ryan, Mr. A. J. Scow, Dean N. Sheehan, Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Dean C. L. Smith, Dr. L. de
Sobrino, Dr. L. J. Stan, Mr. M. Sugimoto, Dr. R. C. Tees, Dr. W. Uegama, Dr. J. M.
Varah, Miss R. Walia, Dr. D. A. Wehrung, Dr. R. M. Will, Dr. D. Ll. Williams, Ms. N. E.
Woo.
Regrets: Chancellor L. R. Peterson, Mr. D. A. Anderson, Miss K. Bentsen, Dean C. S.
Binkley, Dr. M. A. Boyd, Dr. D. G. A. Carter, Mr. C. Fung, Dean M. J. Hollenberg, Mr.
J. Jacob, Dr. J. G. T. Kelsey, Dr. M. M. Klawe, Ms. J. Lahey, Mr. D. K. Leung, Dr. S. C.
Lindstrom, Mr. S. Lu, Mr. S. W. T. Mak, Dean M. P. Marchak, Dr. J. A. McLean, Ms. E.
Onno, Dean P. B. Robertson, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Miss S. Sterling, Mr G. A Thom, Dr.
A. Van Seters, Dr. J. Vandersoep, Mr L. Waldman, Dr. W. C Wright, Jr.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dr. Dennison i        That the minutes of the third regular meeting
Dr. Slonecker J        of Senate for the Session 1991-92, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Dr. Grace drew attention to p.10142 under Candidates for Degrees and made the
following correction to the last two sentences in that paragraph:
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business Arising from the Minutes
"Dr. Joseph Kania successfully completed second year German (German 200)
without having taken first year German (German 100). He was not granted the
B.A. degree in 1926 because he did not have two years of a second language. Dr.
Harry Warren was awarded the B.A. in addition to the B.Sc. in 1926 but he had
two years of a second language - in his case, French."
The motion, with
the correction
noted, was put and
carried.
Business Arising from the Minutes
AD HOC COMMITTEE TO REVIEW STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN QUESTIONS
OF APPOINTMENT, PROMOTION AND TENURE (P.10154)
It was noted that the recommendation to discharge the Ad Hoc Committee to Review
Student Participation in Questions of Appointment, Promotion and Tenure had not been
moved at the previous meeting.
Dr. Resnick
Mr. Lau
That the Ad Hoc Committee to Review
Student Participation in Questions of
Appointment, Promotion and Tenure be
discharged.
Carried.
ACADEMIC YEAR 1992-93 - TABLED AT PREVIOUS MEETING (P.10163-4)
Dr. Birch i        That the motion that the proposed dates for
Dr. Tees i        ^e 1992-93 Academic Year be included in the
Calendar be lifted from the table.
Carried.
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Business Arising from the Minutes
The motion had been tabled at the previous meeting because of concerns expressed about
the shorter than usual period allowed for the 1992 Christmas examinations.
It was explained in the material circulated that in 1987 Senate had established an ad hoc
Committee on Registration Week. This committee had recommended that the December
examination period should be at least 13 days long. In doing so the committee looked at
the effects of this recommendation, and in order to have the minimum 13 days, specified
that Saturdays would be used in exceptional circumstances (e.g. in December 1992, when
Labour Day is September 7). The dates for the Academic Year 1992-93 were therefore as
circulated at the previous meeting. The Registrar pointed out, however, that subsequent
to the printing of the material, he had been informed that the University will close on
Monday, December 28, 1992, in lieu of Boxing Day, rather than on Thursday, December
24, 1992 as previously reported.
Dean Goldberg l        That the proposed dates for the 1992-93
Dean McBride i       Academic Year be included in the Calendar.
Carried.
Dr. Williams stated that although the ad hoc committee of 1987 had anticipated the
problem and suggested a solution of 13 days, albeit using Saturdays, they had basically
established a continuing inequality in the lengths of first and second term examination
periods. He stated that while he realized that there were problems with
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Chairman's Remarks and Related Questions
Labour Day and Christmas, it was a fact that increasingly more examinations were
becoming final at Christmas and he felt that they were not being treated with the same
degree of seriousness by the University as the examinations at the end of the April period.
He suggested that the deletion of one or two lectures in order to have a substantial
examination period would be a better solution to the problem. He felt that the length of
the examination period was at least as important as the length of the lecture period and
he exhorted Senate to reconsider this matter for the future.
The Registrar commented that in the current examination period, examinations were
scheduled over 14 days, one of which is a Saturday, and on the last day only the 8.30 a.m.
time slot was used so that, in his opinion, there was no particular problem in moving to
13 days other than the fact that examinations will be scheduled on two Saturdays.
In response to a query by Dr. Dennison, the Registrar stated that in terms of starting
lectures a week earlier a notice had been put in the Ubyssey to solicit reaction to that idea.
All responses had been negative. One objection was that a lot of summer employment had
with it the expectation that the student will be available until Labour Day. Another
objection raised was that it will be difficult to find accommodation a week before the
summer ends.
Chairman's Remarks and Related Questions
President Strangway referred to announcement in the press of a new university that was
being created as a part of Hankook University in Korea. The announcement indicated
that
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both the President of Simon Fraser University and the President of The University of
British Columbia supported this venture. President Strangway stated that he had been
aware that discussions were under way but that under no circumstances had he indicated
that this venture had his support.
Reports of Committees of Senate
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE (SEE APPENDIX B)
Dr. Sobrino, Chair of the Committee, presented the report.
FACULTY OF ARTS
It was noted in the report that at the November 13, 1991 meeting of Senate, proposed
changes to English 100 had been approved in principle, pending submission of a final
detailed recommendation to Senate in December. After further discussions between the
Committee and the Department of English, the Faculty of Arts submitted a revised
proposal which was acceptable to the Committee.
The Committee therefore recommended approval of the revised proposal, which contains
the following modifications:
• English 110 - the sentence "Some sections will be devoted to special topics, to be
announced annually." was deleted from the description, as it was felt that it was
not appropriate to have special topics in a first year course.
• English 120 and 121 - the sentence "Department permission must be obtained."
has been replaced by the statement: "Open to students with a mark of A in English
12 or B+ in English Literature 12.".
• Language Proficiency Index Examination - the statement has been changed to
exempt students who have obtained a mark of A in English 12 or English
Literature 12. Students transferring to UBC will be exempt from the LPI exam if
they have successfully completed the equivalent of six credits of first-year English.
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Dr. Sobrino
Dr. Grace
That the proposals of the Faculty of Arts
concerning changes to English 100 be
approved.
Carried.
Dr. Sobrino presented two further motions from the Committee in connection with the
approved changes. The first motion concerned the Language Proficiency Index (LPI)
examination.
Dr. Sobrino
Dr. Resnick
That applicants for admission to UBC not be
obliged to write the Language Proficiency
Index (LPI) examination prior to admission;
That students who have been admitted to UBC
and who are not otherwise exempted, be
encouraged to write the LPI as early as
possible;
That the LPI also be available for students
who have been admitted to UBC in late August
and early September.
In response to a query, Dr. Birch stated that the LPI examination is administered
throughout the province and that he understood the cost to be $30.
The motion was
put and carried.
In presenting the second motion, Dr. Sobrino said that Senate should realize that the LPI
examination is not equivalent to the English Composition Test (ECT). The Committee
was concerned that because the ECT was no longer required, the level of composition
writing by the students would drop and that therefore some
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form of evaluation should be undertaken to determine the effects of changes to English
100.
Dr. Sobrino l        That an appropriate evaluation be undertaken
Dr. Grace i        to determine the effectiveness of the new
English requirement introduced by the Faculty
of Arts.
Father Hanrahan expressed concern that the changes to English 100 could lead to a
situation in which the English requirement in the University as a whole will be reduced,
particularly if other Faculties reduce their requirement from 12 credits to 6 credits, and
suggested that Senate should go on record as wanting to maintain a basic 12 credit
requirement in first year English for all students.
In response to a query, Dr. Sobrino stated that the intent of the motion was to get some
feedback as to the level of competency of students following completion of the English
requirements for the Faculty of Arts.
Dr. Elder suggested that the motion should include a review of the work of the University
Writing Centre. Dr. Elder explained that since the Centre was to be under the jurisdiction
of the Centre for Continuing Education and that as Senate appeared to have no
jurisdiction over the course offerings, she felt that it was important that Senate be assured
of the competency of those students graduating from the non-credit writing course since
Senate had no knowledge as to how these students are to be examined.
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Reports of Committees of Senate
IN AMENDMENT:
Dr. Elder
Dr. Cook
That the motion be amended to read: "That an
appropriate evaluation be undertaken to
determine the effectiveness of the new English
requirement introduced by the Faculty of Arts,
including the effectiveness of the new
University Writing Centre."
In response to comments by Dr. Uegama, Director of the Centre for Continuing
Education, Dr. Elder explained that since the new policy makes it mandatory that
students take a non-credit writing course at the University Writing Centre, Senate ought
to be assured that what was being offered would satisfy the English requirement.
The amendment
was put and
carried.
AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT:
Dean Meisen i
Dr. Autor J
That the motion be amended to read: "That an
appropriate evaluation be undertaken to
determine the impact of the changes resulting
from the discontinuance of the English
Composition Test and English 100, including
an assessment of the effectiveness of the new
University Writing Centre."
Carried.
The motion, as
amended, was put
and carried.
Dr. Elder drew attention to the motion tabled at the previous meeting which
recommended that the proposed changes to English 100 be implemented in September
1993, and strongly urged Senate to consider delaying implementation.
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Dr. Sobrino stated that the Committee was not making any recommendation concerning
the implementation date. He explained that some of the Committee's concerns had been
alleviated when the Faculty of Arts had agreed that transfer students will be exempt from
the LPI exam if they have successfully completed the equivalent of six credits of first-year
English, since the colleges would have needed more time had the LPI been mandatory for
all transfer students. Dr. Sobrino stated that the main problem was the notification of the
high schools. They needed to be informed immediately so that students can take the LPI
in March. Although some Faculties had expressed concern at the lack of time in which to
bring forward to Senate changes to their English requirement, necessitated by the changes
to English 100, they had since indicated that they could handle this. The Committee had
also received assurances that the notification of students, the setting-up of the University
Writing Centre and the LPI was under way.
Dr. Will stated that the Senate Admissions Committee had expressed concern that
students were making decisions based on information contained in the current Calendar,
and felt that students should not find out about the changes after they have applied for
admission.
Mr. Sugimoto spoke strongly in favour of delaying implementation as high school
students had already had to indicate which post-secondary institute they wish to attend,
and had already discussed the requirements for admission with their school counsellors.
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Reports of Committees of Senate
Dr. Grace assured Senate that the Department of English had already made preparations
to contact the schools immediately after the proposals received Senate approval.
Dr. Autor stated that while there were no objections to the changes themselves, the
implementation date of 1992 was causing difficulties for other Faculties.
Dr. Grace stated that the Faculty of Arts was very concerned about getting a better system
in place for students, and that this be done without further delay. She stated that people
in the University Writing Centre had the expertise to develop courses specifically aimed at
remedial teaching, which is not the mandate of the Department of English. In fact, in
1977 Senate passed a regulation charging the Centre for Continuing Education with the
responsibility of teaching remedial English. Dr. Grace informed Senate that advance
notice of the changes had been given to the Deans of the Faculties and that they had been
receptive to the proposals.
Dr. Cook
Dr. Grace
That the motion that the proposals of the
Faculty of Arts be implemented in September
1993 be lifted from the table.
Carried.
Dr. Cook
Dr. Autor
That the proposals of the Faculty of Arts
concerning changes to English 100 be
implemented in September 1993.
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Reports of Committees of Senate
Dr. Cook stated that it was her understanding that the Language Centre charged a fee
which was over and above regular student fees, and asked if it was the intention that, in
addition to the $30 fee that students will be paying to write the test, they would also be
paying a fee to the University Writing Centre. Dr. Uegama confirmed that students will be
required to pay a fee that covers the cost of the program; the reason being that the Centre
will be operating on a cash-recovery basis.
In the discussion that followed, several arguments were made for and against the
implementation date of 1992.
Dr. Resnick stated that the real problem was with the elimination of the ECT, as well as
the introduction of the compulsory LPI, and the establishment of the University Writing
Centre, and suggested the following solution:
IN AMENDMENT:
Dr. Resnick
Mr. Scow
That Senate approve the replacement of
English 100 by five separate courses for
implementation in September 1992;
That the ECT be continued until September
1993; and
That the introduction of the LPI and the
establishment of the University Writing Centre
be postponed until September 1993.
After further
discussion, the
amendment was put
and lost.
The motion that the
proposals be
implemented in 1993
was put and lost.
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Reports of Committees of Senate
FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The Committee recommended approval of proposals from the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration. It was noted in the report that the proposed Calendar entry for
the Fourth Year of the Marketing Program should read "... 21 credits of electives ...", not
24 credits.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Education, subject to minor editorial amendments.
SCHOOL OF NURSING
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the School of
Nursing.
FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, subject to the description of PHAR 440 being shortened to read:
"A multidisciplinary course dealing with basic mechanisms and the clinical management
of acute and chronic pain.".
SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the School of
Physical Education and Recreation.
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SCHOOL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the School of
Rehabilitation Medicine, subject to the following:
RHME 201    Modify course description to read: "Analysis of human movement in
terms of biomechanics, anatomy, and physiology (basis of
kinesiology) as a foundation for the study of abnormal performance.
ANAT 425 (3) Elements of Neurophysiology should read PHYL 425.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
The Committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Science, with the exception of the proposal to add a C+ standing to the prerequisite
statement for MATH 140. Dr. Sobrino explained that the course was not for credit in the
Faculty of Science and several Faculties whose students take MATH 140 found that
students that do not have C+ have nevertheless been doing very well in those Faculties.
The Committee had also suggested an editorial change to paragraphs 2 and 3 under
"English Requirement" but at the request of Dean McBride it was agreed that the
statement remain as originally proposed by the Faculty of Science.
Dr. Sobrino l        That the proposals of the Faculties of
Dean Goldberg i        Commerce and Business Administration,
Education, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and
Science, and the Schools of Nursing, Physical
Education and Recreation, and Rehabilitation
Medicine, be approved.
Carried.
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Reports of Committees of Senate
STUDENT APPEALS ON ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE
Professor Reid, Chair of the Committee, presented the following report to Senate, as
required under section 4.3.1 of the Rules and Procedures of the Senate:
"1.   During the 1990/91 academic year the Senate Committee on Student Appeals
on Academic Discipline heard six appeals from students who had been
disciplined by the President according to his powers conferred by section 58
of the University Act, R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 419. The Standing Committee on
Student Appeals on Academic Discipline is established by Senate under
section 36 (s) of the University Act and the action of the President is subject in
all cases to an appeal to the senate: section 58(3).
2.      Appeal Number 1: cheating in an examination resulted in the following
discipline being imposed by the president:
(i)     mark of zero in the course;
(ii)    suspension from the university for two years;
(iii)   entitlement to re-enrol being subject to the rules and regulations and
admission requirements then prevailing; and
(iv)   a record of the disciplinary action be entered on the student's transcript and
files subject to the student requesting its removal at the expiration of two
years after graduation and at the exercise of the president's discretion.
Appeal: disallowed.
Appeal Number 2:   participation in events involving male residents of Cariboo
House in which a poster and notes were prepared and distributed to women
residents of other houses on campus. The poster and notes were vulgar,
obscene and at times threatening and resulted in the following discipline being
imposed by the president:
(i)     suspension from the university for sixteen months;
(ii)    the student be required to make a proposal to the university for work to be
done by him with an agency carrying out work relating to women and to
report on that work;
(iii)   if by one month after the date on which the student re enrolled after
suspension he failed to make such a proposal, or if the proposal made was
not approved by the university, the university would determine what work
was to be done and what report was to be made;
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(iv)    the work and report must be completed at the latest within one year of re-
enrolment; and
(v)    a record of the disciplinary action be entered on his transcript and files
subject to application for removal two years after graduation at the
president's discretion.
Appeal: allowed in part; namely, that the student be allowed to apply for removal
of the disciplinary record from his transcript and files during the academic year in
which he expects to graduate from the university, or any time thereafter, at the
president's discretion.
Appeal Number 3:    participation in the preparation of notes for distribution to
women students that were vulgar, obscene and at times threatening resulted
in the following discipline being imposed by the president:
(i)     suspension from the university for four months;
(ii)     the student be required to make a proposal to the university for work to be
done by him with an agency carrying out work relating to women and for
reporting on that work:
(iii)   the work and report to be completed in a manner acceptable to the university
by the latest within one year of his re-enrolment: and
(iv)   a record of the disciplinary action be recorded on the student's transcript and
files but that at any time during the academic year in which he expects to
graduate he could request the president to remove the record at the
president's discretion.
Appeal: disallowed.
Appeal Number 4:    same as per appeal number 3.
Appeal: disallowed.
Appeal Number 5:   drawing and displaying a poster which was vulgar, obscene
and degrading to women resulted in the following discipline being imposed by the
president:
(i)     same as per appeal numbers 3 and 4.
Appeal: disallowed.
Appeal Number 6:    participation in the preparation of notes for distribution to
women students which were vulgar, obscene and at times threatening and
participation in the delivery of such notes resulted in the following discipline
being imposed by the president:
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(i)     suspension form the university for six months:
(ii)    the same proposal and work requirement as per appeals numbered 2 to 5; and
(iii)   record of the disciplinary action being entered on the student's transcript and
files same as appeals numbered 3 to 5.
Appeal: disallowed.
STUDENT CONDUCT WHICH THREATENS THE PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF OTHERS
ON CAMPUS
The Senate Committee on Student Appeals on Academic Discipline wishes to
express its concerns about what some students appear to consider appropriate
conduct at the university and in particular, in the residences. These concerns are
based on the statements made to the Committee by the students who were
disciplined by the President for their participation in the events in which a group of
male students in Cariboo House wrote notes that were vulgar, obscene and at
times threatening, and distributed these notes to women students in other
dormitories.
In order to ensure that all students are aware that conduct which threatens or
degrades women is unacceptable at the university and if it occurs will be punished
appropriately, the Committee wishes to bring to Senate its concerns about the
following factors:
1. The Committee was informed by a number of students that the events of the
evening of October 10th, 1990, by the men of Cariboo House were
acceptable behaviour in residences. The vulgarity and threatening sexual
behaviour in the notes and the degrading poster and comments - were simply
a repeat of the previous years' activities. These activities were classified as
practical jokes and were not intended to frighten or threaten anyone.
Moreover, one of the "violent" notes was based on a "joke" by Andrew Dice
Clay - a so-called comedian. Moreover, some first year students who did
question the propriety of what was happening, were assured by upper year
students that everything was okay because no-one had objected in the past.
2. The students involved were under the impression that one or more "House
Advisors" approved of the conduct and content of the event because they had
seen the notes and not voiced their disapproval of the content. Moreover, the
keys for the other dormitories were given to the participants with the
knowledge that some form of "raid" was going to occur.
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3.     Several students referred to the sexual licence and camaraderie between
women and male students in the dormitories, or the events at "frosh" week,
or comments in the Ubyssey that are vulgar or degrading to women or other
minority groups - to justify the events of October 10th. In general the
students took the view that they had been disciplined for conduct that
occurred in the past and was still happening without anyone being
disciplined.
The Committee wishes to bring its concerns to Senate in order to ensure that
appropriate responses and actions are being taken to ensure that all students are
aware of what type of conduct will not be accepted by the university."
In speaking briefly to the report, Professor Reid drew Senate's attention to the section
concerning student conduct which threatens the physical or emotional well-being of
others on campus, and stated that the Committee felt strongly that these concerns should
be brought forward to Senate with the expectation that students will be made aware of
the type of conduct that will not be accepted by the University, and for which they will be
severely disciplined.
In connection with the report, Dr. Elder gave notice of the following motion:
"Whereas the introduction to university life for a number of students is through
the student residences, it is therefore the obligation of the University to make
certain that the living conditions foster and do not detract from the academic life
and respect for individuals and individual values, and it is the particular obligation
of Senate to foster the academic life of the University;
be it moved that a committee be named to enquire into the academic atmosphere
of the University residences and the measures taken for their improvement.
The committee must report to Senate in particular on:
1. What measures have been taken to improve the atmosphere in residences
following the disagreeableness revealed in the report of the Committee on
Student Appeals on Academic Discipline?
2. What training housing advisers had and how they are selected?
3. What continuing steps might be taken to improve the quality of the
academic life in the student residences?
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Report of the University Librarian 1990-91
COMMITTEE ON STUDENT AWARDS
In presenting the report Dr. Cook, Chair of the Committee, informed Senate that it was
the Committee's intention to bring all existing awards and their descriptions into line with
the current Senate policy statement on student awards, and that she would be making
progress reports in this connection over the next few months.
Dr. Cook l        That the awards listed in Appendix A, be
Mr. Banfield i       accepted by Senate and recommended to the
Board of Governors for approval, and that
letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Dr. Cook drew Senate's attention to the Lusztig Fellowship in the amount of $5,000 and
to the Apotex Pharmacy Doctoral Fellowship in the amount of $25,000. Dr. Cook noted
that Apotex had indicated that they were prepared to fund at least three of these
fellowships.
The motion was
put and carried.
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Report of the University Librarian 1990-91
Dr. Patrick spoke briefly to the report, and expressed thanks and appreciation to
members of the Library Committee for their advice and assistance.
Proposals for the Establishment of Chairs
Proposals for the establishment of the following Chairs had been circulated:
• Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environment
• Chair in Food Protection
• Chair in Food Marketing
• Alcan Chair in Materials Process Engineering
• Elizabeth Kenny McCann, Chair or Professorship in Nursing
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Proposals of the Faculties
Marianne Koerner, Chair in Brain Diseases
Alcan Chair in Neurosciences
Chair in Cardiology
C. N. Woodward, Chair in Surgery
Chair in Audiology and Speech Sciences
Mary Pack/Arthritis Society in Rheumatology
Harold Robinson/Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases
Chair in Fisheries Oceanography
Gobind Khorana, Chair in Biological Chemistry
Dr. Birch i        That the establishment of the Chairs listed be
Dean Goldberg J        approved.
Carried.
Proposals of the Faculties
FACULTY OF ARTS
PROPOSAL TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SLAVONIC
STUDIES
Dr. Grace l        That the proposal of the Faculty of Arts to
Dr. Bongie J        change the name of the Department of
Slavonic Studies to the Department of Russian
and Slavic Languages and Literatures be
approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A CENTRE FOR APPLIED ETHICS
Dean Grace stated that the area of applied ethics was of great concern at the moment
which effects business, medical, and professional ethics. He stated that the University had
been very fortunate in attracting two Chairs, one held by Professor Michael McDonald,
and a second one which has been funded. A third Chair in the area was being sought.
Dean Grace informed Senate that there was wide interest across the University, and that
several Faculties were represented on the Steering Committee.
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10184
Proposals of the Faculties
Dean Grace
Dr. Tees
That the proposal for the establishment of a
Centre for Applied Ethics within the Faculty of
Graduate Studies be approved.
Carried.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - PROPOSED CALENDAR CHANGE
The Faculty of Graduate Studies recommended that under the heading "Program with
Thesis" the statement: "Twelve credits of courses not including the thesis, must be at the
500 level." be changed to: "The combination of thesis and 500-level courses must total no
fewer than 24 credits.", and that the final paragraph in the current regulations under that
heading be deleted.
Dean Grace
Dr. Isaacson
That the proposed change in the Calendar
entry for Program with Thesis be approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
SUPPLEMENTAL EXAMINATIONS POLICY - ADDITION TO EXISTING
CALENDAR STATEMENT
The following policy regarding Supplemental Examinations had been circulated:
"A.     This statement should appear in the Faculty section of the Calendar in the
section titled "Supplemental and Examinations for Higher Standing", immediately
after the title:
Supplemental examinations are not available in all courses. In courses in which
proficiency is judged on a continuing basis throughout a term, or in which final
examinations are not given, or in courses where the final examination contributes
less than 40% of the course grade, no supplemental examinations are provided. In
courses where supplemental examinations are allowed, it is
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Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
recommended that the supplemental examination should be a comprehensive
examination of the full year's work and should receive a substantial value of the
total mark. The supplemental mark should replace all of the marks received on the
written examinations of the lecture content of the course.
1.        In courses where supplemental examinations are allowed, a student who has
obtained an average of at least 50% in the final examinations of the session, may
be granted supplemental examinations in the subject or subjects failed provided a
final grade of not less than 40% was obtained. Notices will be sent to students to
whom such supplemental examinations have been granted.  (The remainder of this
section is unchanged.)
B.        The General Section of the Calendar should be amended as follows: "...or in
Arts, Commerce and Pharmaceutical Sciences courses where...".
Dean McNeill l        That the proposed policy concerning
Dr. Lyster J        Supplemental Examinations in the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences be approved.
Carried.
Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
HONORARY DEGREES
In accordance with procedures established at the March 18, 1987 meeting of Senate,
background information on the proposed candidates for degrees as recommended by the
Tributes Committee was circulated at the meeting.
The Committee recommended that invitations be extended to the following persons to
receive honorary degrees at the 1992 Congregation Ceremonies:
• Peter J. G. Bentley - Significant contributions in community affairs throughout
Canada, particularly British Columbia, through his services to the Vancouver General
Hospital Foundation, the Olympic Trust of Canada and the Junior Achievement of
Canada.
• Peter Graham Buckland - One of the world's foremost experts on the design and
building of long span bridges - internationally recognized.
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Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
Louis L. Y. Cha - Novelist, essayist and translator. Has written several academic
books on Chinese history and philosophy.
Lyle Morrison Creelman - Chief Nurse of U.N.N.R.R.A., in World War II. Co-author
of Baillie- Creelman Report.
Ken Dryden - Hockey player, lawyer, author, freelance creator/writer/host for CBC
Radio.
E. Margaret Fulton - Former Dean of Women at UBC. Distinguished service to
Canadian university education, and instrumental in bringing attention to the problems
faced by women students and faculty across Canada.
Vaclav Havel - World famous playwright. Former spokesman for the Charter 77
human rights movement.
Mel Hurtig - Outstanding spokesperson for Canadian unity, culture and economic and
socio-cultural independence. Editor of the Canadian Encyclopedia and the Canadian
Children's Encyclopedia.
Doreen Jensen - Artist, writer, teacher, curator, consultant. Major contributions to the
understanding of native history and culture.
Minoru Kanao - One of Japan's leading industrialists and a leader in Canadian -
Japanese trade and investment relations.
Phyllis Lambert - The most innovative and dynamic entrepreneur in the architectural
field in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
Peter Anthony Larkin - Vice-President Research, UBC. Played a major research role in
developing Canada's position regarding the International North Pacific Fisheries
Commission, and in fisheries research and development at the U.N.
Yehudi Menuhin - One of the world's greatest violinists. Editor of numerous books.
Recognized throughout the world for his great talents and his contributions to
humanistic causes.
Joe Schlesinger - Editor of Time Zones. As a media correspondent, is admired for his
maturity, insight and erudition. He has been referred to as a cultured scholar and a
citizen of the world.
Anthony D. Scott - A leader in the development of natural resource economics,
nationally and internationally. He is eminently respected for both his scholarly work
and his advice to governments on a range of issues from environmental policy to
fishery economics.
Anne Underhill - Professor of Astrophysics, State University of Utrech, Netherlands.
Chief of the Laboratory for Optical Astronomy and Senior Scientist at the Goddard
Space Flight Centre. Published over 200 research articles.
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of December 11,1991
10187
Adjournment
Dr. Dennison
Dr. Autor
Dr. Sobrino
Dr. Elder
That the recommendations of the Tributes
Committee concerning Honorary Degrees be
approved.
That the recommendations be considered
seriatim.
Lost
The motion to approve the recommendations of the
Tributes Committee was put and carried.
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 10.00 p.m.
Next meeting
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 1992.
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Appendix A
Appendix A
NEW AWARDS RECOMMENDED TO SENATE
LUSZTIG Fellowship-A $5,000 fellowship has been endowed in honour of Peter
and Penny Lusztig in light of their extensive and varied contributions to the
University. Initiated by Professor W.T. Stanbury with contributions from the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration and the Province of B.C., the
award is made to a student in the Ph.D. program and on the recommendation of
the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
BC Pharmacy 1991 Centennial Bursary-A bursary of $1,000 is offered annually by
the B.C. Pharmaceutical Benevolent Society to commemorate the centennial of the
College of Pharmacists of British Columbia. The bursary is made available to
students who are UBC graduates of Pharmaceutical Sciences and are currently
enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. (Available 1991/92 Winter Session.)
Dr. Jay C. CHENG Memorial Education Foundation Scholarship-A $700
scholarship has been endowed by the Dr. Jay Cheng Memorial Medical Education
Foundation for a student in the Faculty of Medicine. Preference is given to a
student with an interest in cross-cultural medicine. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
Alec S.J. ELLETT Memorial Bursary in Engineering -A $1,000 bursary has been
endowed by Kathleen M. Ellett in memory of her husband Alec Sydney John Ellett
who graduated from Mechanical Engineering in 1933. The bursary is offered to
students in engineering. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session.) Alfred and Ann
GROBERMAN Bursary in Law-A $500 bursary has been endowed by Alfred and
Ann Groberman to assist students in the Faculty of Law. (Available 1992/93
Winter Session.)
APOTEX Pharmacy Doctoral Fellowship-A fellowship of $25,000, disbursed over
a 20 month period, is offered by Pharmacy and Apotex Continuing Education
(P.A.C.E.) to a student entering the Doctor of Pharmacy program. The candidate
chosen will demonstrate the potential for contribution to the practice of clinical
pharmacy. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
(Available 1991/92 Winter Session.)
VANCOUVER Geotechnical Society Prize-A $400 prize has been endowed by the
Vancouver Geotechnical Society. It is awarded on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Applied Science to a fourth-year student in Geological Engineering who
has demonstrated excellence in geotechnical courses. (Available 1991/92 Winter
Session.)
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APPENDIX'B'
APPENDIX 'B'
COURSE AND CURRICULUM PROPOSALS
Available from the Senate Secretariat upon request [pp. 10189-10210].

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