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 aplaceofmind Vancouver Senate
www.senate.ubc.ca
THE  UNIVERSITYOF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 20 NOVEMBER 2013
Attendance
Present: Prof. S.J. Toope (President and Chair), Dr K. Ross (Secretary), Mr T. Ahmed, Dr R. Anstee, Dean G.
Averill, Dr K. Baimbridge, Mr G. Beales, Dr J. Belanger, Ms E. Biddlecombe, Dr J. Brander, Dr H. Brock, Dr L.
Burr, Mr C. Chan, Dr G. Chapman, Dean M. Coughtrie, Prof. B. Craig, Dr W. Dunford, Mr P. Edgcumbe, Dr D.
Farrar (Provost and Vice-President, Academic), Mr D. Fernandez, Prof. B. Goold, Dr S. Grayston, Mr S. Haffey, Dr
W. Hall, Dr P. Harrison, Dean R. Helsley, Dr I. Ivanov, Ms J. Jagdeo, Ms N. Karimi, Ms A. Kessler, Dr S. Knight,
Dr U. Kumar, Dr B.S. Lalli, Mr C. Leonoff, Dr P. Loewen, Prof. B. MacDougall, Mr T. MacLachlan, Ms K. Mahal,
Ms M. Maleki, Dr F. Marra, Ms N. Marshall, Dr P. Marshall, Mr W. McNulty, Ms N. Mohd-Yahya, Principal L.
Nasmith, Dr I. Parent, Dr K. Patterson, Ms M. Patton, Dean S. Peacock, Dr J. Plessis, Dean pro tem. S. Porter, Mr
M. Prescott, Dr A. Riseman, Ms T. Rosseel, Dr L. Rucker, Ms T. Shum, Dr S. Singh Dr R. Sparks, Ms S. Sterling,
Dean G. Stuart, Mr M. Thorn, Dr S. Thorne, Dr M. Vessey, Dr L. Walker, Dr R. Windsor-Liscombe, Dr D. Witt.
Regrets: Dean M.A. Bobinski, MrB. Caracheo, DrP. Choi, DeanB. Frank, Rev. DrC. Godwin, Rev. DrM.
Hagemoen, Dean J. Innes, Dean M. Isman, Mr J. Lee, Dr P. Leung, Dr W McKee, Ms S. Morgan-Silvester, Dr D.
O'Donoghue, Dean M. Parlange, Dr N. Perry, Dr R. Reid, Dean C. Shuler, Dr D. Simunic, Rev. Dr R. Topping, Mr
D. Verma, DrR. Wilson.
Guests: Mr J. Andrew, Mr A. Bell, Dr N. Caron, Mr W. Christian, Ms H. Colenbrander, Dr M. Hunt, Dr L. Kesler,
Dr A. Kindler, Ms J. Mackie, Dr D. Patrick, Dr A. Redish Dr M. Schechter, Ms L. Walker.
Recording Secretary: Mr C. Eaton.
Call to Order
The President called the third meeting of the Vancouver Senate for the 2013/2014 academic year
to order.
Senate Membership
The President welcomed the following new members to Senate:
• Ms Nur Azizah (Nani) Mohd Yahya, Student Representative for the Faculty of Forestry
to replace Ms Veni Goyal
• Ms Elaine Kuo, Student Representative for the Faculty of Education, to fill a vacancy
Professor Toope further welcomed Dr Kathleen (Kate) Ross to Senate as Associate Vice-
President and University Registrar.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Lance Rucker }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 18 September
Ken Baimbridge 2013 be adopted as presented.
Vol. 2012/13 12/13-1
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Approved.
Remarks from the Chair
The President noted that this had been a very unfortunate term for the University, from firosh
chants, to continued sexual assaults, to a robbery and stabbing near Totem Park residence. The
President assured Senate that the safety of all members of our community was our top priority,
and he urged all members of the community to continue to look after each other. Professor
Toope advised that UBC was in close contact with the RCMP and they have made these assaults
a substantial priority. UBC also has a strong team in place to respond to concerns. He drew
specific attention to our good relations with student government as being beneficial and noted
that UBC has increased security patrols, is supporting Safewalk, has established a new Reswalk
program and has enhanced counselling services. Senators were advised that more information
was available at staysafe.ubc.ca.
Professor Toope reminded Senate that UBC was in the midst of advocacy with the Federal
government and this endeavour has brought together the AUCC and the subset U15 group of
research universities; we have a strong alignment and collaboration in putting forward priorities
to the Government. Our top priority remains support for the general operations of the granting
councils and a proposal for a new program called ACRE to provide targeted research support for
those universities that excel.
The President went on to note that there have been many comments made by governments at
both the provincial and federal level positing a "skills mismatch;" Professor Toope opined that
this discourse did not seem to have much factual support, noting that if one examined the
government's own data, 5 years out roughly 95% of graduates are working in jobs using skills
learned in the degree programs. The Toronto-Dominion Bank has indicated that for people aged
24-64 who received their degrees in Canada, the unemployment rate is 3.7%, while for high
school graduates this is 10.4%.
Finally, we are focusing on collecting the indirect costs of research. The ACRE proposal is
related to this externally, but even within the University we have issues with collecting indirect
costs from funders. For our research endeavour to be sustainable we have to provide researchers
will all of the necessary support they need to be successful and therefore we need to recover the
full costs of research. We are thus focusing on collecting all of these costs. We are making
procedural changes to Policy 87 and these will be communicated in detail and are available at
research.ubc.ca/indirectcosts. The President indicated his full support for this initiative.
At the request of Senator Knight, the President noted that 2 years ago there were consultations
around remaining in CIS or joining the NCAA. Two reports were authored. There were a lot of
concerns raised in those reports about how our athletics programs had been structured and there
was lack of clarity regarding why some sports were supported over others. There were also
concerns about program sustainability and the disconnection between athletics and the
University. A fuller review has been commenced and we are now examining the future of
varsity sports at UBC and to establish a clear and coherent framework to justify supporting
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sports. There has been a huge degree of negative press and we are concerned about
misinformation. There is no intention to cut support for varsity athletics, no intention to move
support from varsity athletics to other programs, no decisions have been made regarding any
sports future, and we are working to establish criteria to determine which sports are supported
and how. Over 500 people have submitted comments thus far.
Senator Knight advised that it was important for UBC to present a well-crafted position to avoid
these critiques; he suggested that we have been remiss in crafting our messages.
The President replied that some people do not want to hear our well-crafted message and
suggested that that the press was unfortunately reporting on this issue without due critical
inquiry.
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
Stanley Knight }        That the candidates for degrees and diplomas, as
Richard Anstee recommended by the Faculties and Schools, be
granted the degree or diploma for which they
were recommended, effective November 2013, and
that a committee comprised of the Registrar, the
appropriate dean, and the Chair of the Vancouver
Senate be empowered to make any necessary
adjustments.
(2/3 majority required)
The President noted that we will now have 300 018 graduates from UBC.
Approved.
Academic Policy Committee
The Chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee, Dr Paul Harrison, presented.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN INDIGENOUS HEALTH AND
DISESTABLISHMENT OF THE INSTITUTE FOR ABORIGINAL HEALTH
Paul Harrison } That Senate approve and recommend to the
Ken Baimbridge Board of Governors the establishment of a new
Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health to
be housed within the Faculty of Medicine's
School of Population and Public Health
effective January 1, 2014; and
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That Senate approve the transfer of the
academic responsibility for the Aboriginal
Health and Community Administration
Certificate Program (non-degree) from the
Institute for Aboriginal Health to the Centre for
Excellence in Indigenous Health effective
January 1, 2014; and
That Senate approve and recommend to the
Board of Governors the disestablishment of the
Institute for Aboriginal Health effective January
1, 2014
Dr Harrison noted that the new Centre being proposed would build on the work of the Institute
for Aboriginal Health, suggesting that as the University's and community's needs change, so
must our structures. The new Centre will have the organizational home and structure to support
an ambitious mandate and further the University's goals.
With consent of Senate, Drs Line Kesler and Nadine Caron were invited to speak to the proposal.
Dr Kesler remarked that to date, we have not had the most integrated platform to support
our work in Aboriginal health. To that end, a group of dedicated persons have been
working to move this proposal forward.
Dr Caron commented that there was an incredible team behind this proposal and
explained its history and inception, including the inspiration of the Centre for American
Indian Health at The Johns Hopkins University.  She thanked Dean Gavin Stuart for this
strong support for the proposal as well as colleagues at Johns Hopkins. Finally, Dr Caron
noted her participation in Start an Evolution and the opportunity that presented to bring
attention and energy to this proposal.
Senator Burr asked what collaboration would occur with the First Nations group that did vote in
support of the accord for the First Nations Health Authority
Dr Caron noted that even those that are not involved in the accord are considering
responsibilities and mandates for Aboriginal health; the proposed Centres work would be
focused on all indigenous populations in British Columbia.
Approved.
Admissions Committee
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHARMACY
Robert Sparks }        That Senate approve changes in admission
Richard Anstee requirements for applicants to the Bachelor of
Science in Pharmacy program, for entry to the
2014 Winter Session and thereafter.
Senator Sparks explained the nature of the proposal and the attempt to reduce pressure on first
year grades; we are the only program currently only looking at 1 year. The removal of Physics
101 reflects that we did need to use this average in admissions decisions. We are also clarifying
our language and removing the PCAT as the GPA was just as indicative in judging performance.
Finally we are removing the letter of reference requirement as it was not useful.
Senator Edgcumbe asked about the removal of Physics 101.
Dean Coughtrie replied that all of our applicants had equivalent courses of physics 101
but we found it difficult to directly convert this from other institutions. All of our
applicants do have some sort of physics course though.
Senator Maleki asked how admissions decisions were weighted currently and how this would be
changed with the removal of the PCAT.
Senator Singh asked if any other universities were making such changes.
Senators Sparks and Coughtrie noted that reference letters were not very useful and were
not widely used.
In response to a question from Senator Baimbridge Dean Coughtrie replied that 35% of BScP
applicants already had degrees. We are looking at both core courses and well as most recent 30
credits.
Approved.
Joint Report of the Admissions and Curriculum Committees
The Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Dr Marshall, presented the joint report on behalf
of the committees.
NEW DUAL DEGREES PROGRAM OPTION - MASTER OF PHYSICAL THERAPY AND DOCTOR OF
PHILOSOPHY IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES
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Peter Marshall } That Senate approve the Dual Degrees Program
Michael Coughtrie Option in the Master of Physical Therapy and
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences.
Dr Marshall introduced Dr Michael Hunt to give a brief overview.
Dr Hunt noted that the proposal is to address two issues in physical therapy; one is to attract
clinical trained individuals and the other is to drive high quality research. He advised that the
average completion rate for a PhD in the program is 4.5/5 years and a majority of our doctoral
students are not trained physical therapists. The program was proposing a 5 year program that
would attract high quality individuals into a high quality and cost effective program. We are not
requesting changes to any degree requirements. Students can start predominately in either
program but we would always expect them to be research minded at all times. We will be
generating individuals who will both be well trained and who can integrate their research and
training.
Senator Hall asked for clarification for the coursework for the PhD: the courses all seem to be
research focused without any specific courses for disciplinary knowledge.
Dr Hunt advised that like most PhD programs, they did not specific courses requirements;
part of the motivation for this proposal was to provide opportunities to integrate a clinical
focus into their classroom requirements.
Approved.
Curriculum Committee
Dr Peter Marshall, Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, presented.
CURRICULUM PROPOSALS FROM THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE & POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
See Appendix A: Curriculum Report
Peter Marshall } That the new courses and revised program brought
Sue Grayston forward by the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies be approved.
Dr Marshall noted that the Master in International Forestry was being revised and would include
four new courses, and that Law was bringing forward two new courses.
Approved.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Senator Marshall informed Senate that pursuant to the policy on Approval of Certificate
Programs, the following new certificate has been approved by the Senate Curriculum Committee
on behalf of the University:
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•    Certificate in Collaborative Practice for Health Professionals
Student Awards Committee
The Chair of the Student Awards Committee, Dr Sue Grayston, presented.
NEW AND REVISED AWARDS
See Appendix B: Awards Report
Sue Grayston } That Senate accept the awards as listed and
Richard Anstee forward them to the Board of Governors for
approval; and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
By general consent, the Greene Innovation Award was amended to change "and" to "and/or".
Senator Knight asked about the Grizzlies awards.
The Committee Chair agreed to review matters around this award.
Approved.
Nominating Committee
Senator Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe, Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, presented.
Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe     } That Senate approve the following revisions
Philip Edgcumbe of membership of the Committees of Senate:
Academic Building Needs Committee
Ms Nani Mohd Yahya to replace Ms Veni
Goyal
Admissions Committee
Mr Cole leonoffto replace Mr Casey Chan
library Committee
Mr Casey Chan to replace Mr Mark Prescott
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Ms Elaine Kuo to fill a vacancy
Student Awards Committee
Ms Nani Mohd Yahya to replace Ms Veni
Goyal
Tributes Committee
Ms Mona Maleki to fill a vacancy
Budget Committee of the Council of Senates
Mr Mark Prescott to fill a vacancy
Teaching and learning Committee
Ms Elaine Kuo to fill a vacancy
Approved.
Report from the Provost
FLEXIBLE LEARNING
The Provost noted that he had been reporting fairly regularly to Senate under the heading of
Flexible Learning, the use of technology in the classroom has existed long before Massive(ly)
Open(ly) Online Courses (MOOCs). The Faculty of Science and the Carl Weiman Science
Education Initiative (CWSEI) were two groups that are very involved in this initiative. Dr Farrar
introduced Dean Simon Peacock to speak to this item.
Senator Peacock presented, focusing on science but relating his presentation to all of UBC. He
noted that in the last few decades there have been major advances in our understanding of how
humans learning and best to enable student learning from brain research and cognitive
psychology.
Dean Peacock explained the CWSEI approach and that Science was focusing on the department
level as the department was the cultural location for teaching at UBC. He noted that Science had
devoted around 12M over 6 years, which is 2% of their budget, or $1-$2M per department over
the six years. Most of the funding has supporting Science Teaching and Learning Fellows.
As an example for the kinds of changes that can occur, Dean Peacock then outlined the PHYS
153 experiment.
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In response to a question from Senator Brander, Dean Peacock advised that he believed
we had controlled for the Hawthorn effect but would need to confirm the details.
The Dean noted for Senate that Science had transformed 100 courses with CWSEI and 37
additional courses impacted.
Senator Peacock then spoke on flexible learning modalities, describing blends of classroom,
online, and experiential. He suggested that ideally our labs and lectures and other activates
would be integrated.
The dean advised that UBC Connect, our LMS is critical to our success. He noted and shared
concerns around stability issues with the system and the importance for them being resolved.
With reference to MOOCs, Senator Peacock referenced UBC's partnership with the Coursera
consortium. He suggested that Senate would need to have a major role in accreditation for
activities that are developed or are changed due to flexible learning including MOOCs; noting
that if other universities advanced quickly in this area it could pose challenges for UBC.
Senator Anstee noted that he was excited about this information. He noted that he was an early
dropout of CWSEI, but the funding was originally supposed to be through endowment. He asked
if the dean could advise on how much was actually raised?
The dean replied that it was under $3M. The challenge we faced was unfortunate
messaging that this was funded. The money mostly came from existing funding as a
result.
Senator Sterling noted that this was new for students, especially those from high school. What
are we doing to support student services? What does this look like for graduate students?
Dean Peacock replied that this is not just about helping faculty teach, but also helping
students learn. He suggested that the best way would be to have instructors learn how to
teach students how to learn in new ways. We formerly saw SETs criticise flexible
learning, we are now seeing them criticise traditional learning.
For graduate teaching, many classes are much smaller and already more interactive. We have
freed up TAs from marking for example so they can participate in help centres.
Senator Loewen argued that Senate should take on online learning more actively. He suggested
that UBC Connect's issues have been a huge step backwards for UBC. We have moved from
contempt to disappointment.
Dean Peacock noted that he heard UBC Connect concerns from faculty and students
every day.
The President advised that UBC Connect was an item of continual discussion at the
University executive and that this was a very complex problem.
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Senator Windsor-Liscombe noted that technology used in flexible learning could be off-putting
for some faculty but that it was useful to collaborate with those who understood such systems
better. He suggested that faculty collaborate with their more technologically-inclined graduate
students on such initiatives.
REPORT ON 2013-2014 ENROLMENT
Senator Farrar presented, summarizing that we were almost at 50 000 students. We are currently
700 over our funded target overall but we are 2300 above our graduate funding and now have
4700 international students. Our retention numbers for domestic undergraduates is 95%.
International students are now at 90%. - the Provost suggested that both of these percentages
were impressively high for an institution such as UBC.
Report from the Librarian
OPEN ACCESS POSITION STATEMENT
Senator Parent noted that she was one of two co-chairs along with Wes Pue. She explained the
history of open access, starting with the Berlin declaration.
She noted for Senate that the Position Statement was endorsed by the Okanagan Senate last
April; it would be brought back to this Senate soon for consideration.
With permission of Senate, Ms Hilde Colonbrander presented on Open Access.
Senator Kessler spoke in support of the statement and suggested that we should go further such
as California has done and make all of our research public.
Senator Belanger noted that large corporations were buying journals and they are not doing so
for altruistic reasons. He suggested that faculty up for promotion are being forced to publish in
these journals and this presents an issue.
Senator Parent noted that he business models were changing. The big publishers are
noting that open access will need to be addressed; they and we will need to look at how
we pay for costs that do exist to publish without the public being charged.
Report from the Registrar
NOTICE OF EMAIL APPROVAL OF SENATE APPOINTMENTS TO THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY
COMMITTEE FOR THE SELECTION OF A VICE-PROVOST AND ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT
ACADEMIC
The Registrar informed senate that in response to the email circulated to senators on 10 October
2013, Dr Richard Anstee, Dr Ian Cavers, Ms Melissa Patton (student) and Dr Allen Sens were
appointed to the President's Advisory Committee for the Selection of a Vice-Provost and
Associate Vice-President Academic.
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Other Business
Senator Anstee requested a discussion at the next meeting of Senate regarding the election of
Senators from the Joint Faculties.
(IN-CAMERA) Tributes Committee
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:02 pm.
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Appendix A: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
Forestry
Revised program:
Master of International Forestry (MIF)
New Courses:
FRST 522 (4);
FRST 543 (4);
FRST 553 (4);
FRST 560 (4)
Law
New courses
LAW 503 (5-6)d;
LAW 504 (5-6)d
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Appendix B: Awards Report
New Awards:
AARON Carter Portfolio Management Foundation Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship is
offered by Aaron Carter for a student entering the third or fourth year of the Bachelor of
Commerce Program at the Sauder School of Business in the Portfolio Management Foundation
program. This scholarship is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business in
consultation with the UBC Portfolio Management Foundation. Preference will be given to a
student with demonstrated financial need. (First Award in the 2014/15 academic session)
GREENE Innovation Award - Awards totaling $3,600 have been endowed by the family of
Virginia Greene, the Business Council of British Columbia, and the Sauder School of Business
in recognition of Virginia Greene and her dedication to community and lifetime of achievements.
The awards recognize MBA candidates who have completed an internship in the not-for-profit
and social enterprise sector. These internships will give promising MBA students a unique
learning experience that will tap and further develop their potential while providing benefit to the
non-profit and social enterprise sector. The award(s) are made on the recommendation of the
Sauder School of Business. (First Award Available in the 2013/2014 Winter Session)
Martha Jane LUNSON Memorial Bursary - Bursaries totaling $3,750 have been endowed by
the Estate of Martha Jane Lunson. Ms. Lunson passed away in 2009 and was a resident of Sooke,
BC. The bursaries shall be awarded to female students who are in need of financial assistance
and who are pursuing a full-time course of studies at the undergraduate level in the Faculty of
Land and Food Systems. (First Award Available in the 2013/2014 Winter Session)
Gage AVERILL International Student Scholarship in Arts - A scholarship of $2,400 is
offered by Dean Gage Averill to an international undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts,
with a preference for those completing a dual degree. The award is made on the recommendation
of the Faculty of Arts. (First Award Available in the 2014/2015 Winter Session)
The Honourable Lance FINCH Scholarship in Law - A $1,300 scholarship has been endowed
by family, friends and colleagues of The Honourable Lance Finch in recognition of his
retirement from the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Lance Finch graduated from the UBC
Faculty of Law in 1962. Throughout his career he was well-known for his hard work, thorough
preparation and knowledge of the law. A skilled, compassionate, and fair professional, he is
recognized for his integrity and keen awareness of the social realities that condition the operation
of law. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law to a JD student who
demonstrates academic excellence. (First Award Available in the 2013/2014 Winter Session)
Janusz KORCZAK Association of Canada Graduate Scholarship in Children's Rights and
Canadian Indigenous Education - A scholarship of $1,000 is offered to an outstanding
graduate student in the Faculty of Education whose research is focused on children's rights
and/or Canadian Indigenous education in the field of Early Childhood Education. This award is
to honour the legacy of Janusz Korczak's life and work. A Polish-Jewish pioneer of child
advocacy, Korczak was one of the great humanitarians of the 20* century who devoted his life to
establishing and defining the rights of the child. Korczak's ideas were adopted by the United
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Nations in the "Convention on the Rights of the Child" in 1959. This award is made upon the
recommendation of the Faculty of Education in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2014/2015 Winter Session)
Emily LING Scholarship in Medicine - Scholarships totaling $1,000 have been endowed by
Dr. Emily Ling, a longtime neonatologist at BC Children's Hospital and adjunct professor in the
UBC Faculty of Medicine. Scholarships are awarded to students in the MD program with a
strong academic record, with preference given to those who demonstrate financial need. Awards
are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine. (First Award Available in the
2013/2014 Winter Session)
Shirley SNELGROVE and John Yule Scholarship in Science - Scholarships totaling $2,100
have been endowed by Shirley Snelgrove and John Yule for undergraduate or graduate student(s)
in the Faculty of Science who are Canadian Citizens. Shirley Snelgrove and John Yule met at
UBC where they were part of the first graduating class in Computer Science in 1971. The
recommendation is made by the Faculty of Science and, in case of graduate students, in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in
the 2013/2014)
UNIVERSITY of British Columbia Medal in Applied Biology - A medal is awarded annually
to the student standing at the head of the graduating class in the Bachelor of Applied Biology.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Land & Food Systems. (First
Award Available in the 2013/2014 Winter Session)
WHITE Family Bursary in Medicine - A bursary of $1,000 has been established through a gift
by Drs. Patrick & Diana White administered by the University of Victoria. The bursary is offered
to M.D. students with demonstrated financial need, in the Island Medical Program of The
University of British Columbia's Faculty of Medicine. Preference will be given first to an
Aboriginal student, and if no Aboriginal student qualifies, preference will be given to a student
who has graduated from a high school on Vancouver Island. The award is adjudicated by
Enrolment Services. (First award available for the 2013/2014 Winter Academic Session)
Previously-Approved Awards with Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
#1534 SALES and Marketing Executives of Vancouver MBA Entrance Scholarship - A $3,000 scholarship is
offered by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Vancouver to an outstanding student entering the M.B.A. Program
and specializing in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Career Track. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Sauder School of Business.
How amended: Award changed to an entrance scholarship for an MBA student specializing in Innovation
and Entrepreneurship Career Track. Financial consideration removed from the criteria.
#1535 SALES and Marketing Executives of Vancouver Ben Benwell Scholarship - A $2,000 scholarship is
offered by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Vancouver to a student in third year of the Marketing option. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business, with consideration given to character,
industry and general academic record of the student. Due consideration will also be given to the student's financial
need.
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How amended: Slight change in wording to be consistent with the other SMEI awards; changed Faculty to
Sauder School of Business.
#1590 SALES and Marketing Executives of Vancouver James B. Warren Entrance Scholarship - A $2,000
scholarship is offered by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Vancouver in honour of Professor James B. Warren
for his 25 years of supervising and teaching and ensuring the continued outstanding success of the SME-UBC
Diploma Program in Marketing and Sales Management, as well as for his 25 years of service as a Director of the
SME Association. The award is available to a student entering the third year of the Sauder School of Business and is
based on the student's superior academic achievement, character and industry, and interest in the field of marketing
and sales management. Due consideration will also be given to the student's financial need. Recommendation is
made by the Sauder School of Business.
How amended: Slight change in wording to be consistent with the other SMEI awards; added the word
"Entrance " to the award name; changed Faculty to Sauder School of Business; removed renewal of award
in the fourth year.
#1591 SALES and Marketing Executives of Vancouver Frederick H. Siller MBA Entrance Scholarship - A
$3,000 scholarship is offered by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Vancouver in honour of Professor Fred
Siller, to an outstanding student entering the M.B.A. program and specializing in Product and Service Management
Career Track. The award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business.
How amended: Award changed to an entrance scholarship for an MBA student specializing in Product and
Service Management Career Track. Financial consideration removed from the criteria.
#3794 - Pharmaceutical Sciences Rural Communities Placement Award - An award of $1000 has been endowed
by generous supporters of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to benefit a Fourth Year Entry-to-Practice student
in their Experiential Education rotation in rural BC. To be eligible for the award, the candidate will have
demonstrated their need for this funding as required by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The award will be
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
How amended: This award is now endowed and the donor would like a single award to be assigned from
the fund.
#7332 Peter M. Lansdorp Bursary - A bursary of $1,650 has been endowed by Dr. Peter M. Lansdorp through his
company, Camosun Biotechnology Inc., for a student in any year or faculty who is in need of financial assistance to
begin or continue his or her post-secondary education.
How amended: Change of corporate name from Tetramerics Biotechnology Inc. to Camosun Biotechnology
Inc. in the description.
#1378 Republic of China Student Mobility Award in Taiwan Studies - Two $5,000 travel awards are offered by
the Ministry of Education, the Republic of China (Taiwan) to students who wish to learn more about the culture and
language of Taiwan. To ensure the award is granted to individuals who have had little experience with this part of
Asia, eligibility is limited to candidates who have not resided in Taiwan or China for more than twelve months in the
past ten years. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Go Global Student Mobility Program Office in
consultation with the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Awards.
How amended: Reference to Canadian Citizenship as necessary requirement has been removed.
#2800 Hon. Thomas A Dohm, QC Scholarship in Law - A scholarship of $750 has been endowed by The Hon.
Thomas A. Dohm, B.A., QC, LL.D., former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of British
Columbia, for a student completing first or second year of studies in the Faculty of Law who (i) has achieved high
academic standing in law courses concerned with human relations; (ii) is in financial need; and (iii) has
demonstrated by his or her involvement in student or community affairs a concern for others.
 Vancouver Senate 12/13 -16
Minutes of 20 November 2013
How amended: Last line has been removed to allow students to apply in May/June, after grades have been
posted.

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