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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 18 DECEMBER 2019
DRAFT
Attendance
Present: J. M. Holmes (Vice-Chair), K. Ross (Secretary), D. Agosti-Moro, T. Ahmed, S. Bates,
R. Boushel, J. Burnham, L. Burr, J.Chai, P. Choi, A. Collier, M. Coughtrie, G. Faulkner,
A. Fisher, S. Forwell, B. Frank, I. Frigaard, J. Gilbert, A. Gonzalez, S. Haffey, C. Hakim,
P. Harrison, C. Jaeger, D. Kelleher, P. Keown, A. Kindler, M. Koehoorn, C. Krebs, M. Kuus,
K. Lo, P. Loewen, D. MacDonald, M. MacDougall, C. Marshall, S. Matsui, W. McKee,
P. Meehan, L. Milroy, J. Olson, N. Pang, S. Parker, S. Porter, S. Singh, M. Stewart, L. Stothers,
A. Szeri, A. Tanner, R. Tees, M. Thachuk, S. Thorne, R. Ty, R. Yada, and E. Zusman
Regrets: M. Aronson, G Averill, B. Bungay, C. Dauvergne, R. Djavmardi, A. Dulay, B. Fischer,
C. Gilby, C. Godwin, L. Gordon, S. Grayston, J. Greenman, V. Griess, R. Helsley, J. Innes,
M. Isaacson, A. Ivanov, D. Kelleher, C. Koenig, H. Leong, P. Marshall, W. McNulty,
A. Murphy, S. Ngo, C. Nislow, T. Onifade, S. Ono,T. Rogers, N. Rygnestad-Stahl, J. Shepherd,
A. Sheppard, C. Surniawan, R. Topping, and V. Tsang.
Clerk: C. Eaton
Call to Order
The Vice-Chair of Senate, Mr. J. Maximillian Holmes, called the fourth regular meeting of the
Vancouver Senate for the 2019/2020 Academic Year to order at 6:01 pm.
Minutes of 20 November 2019
Richard Tees
Claudia Krebs
}        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 20 November
2019 be adopted as corrected:
Corrections: The spelling of Alexa Tanner
Approved
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Triennial Reminder
The Vice-Chair reminded senators to provide feedback to the Agenda and Nominating
committees on the triennial review of Senate and on the draft code of conduct and conflict of
interest policies.
Correspondence
The Vice-Chair advised that a letter was received from President Ono forwarding
correspondence from UBCC350, a climate action group; noting that the matter of the climate
emergency is already on our agenda later in this meeting he suggested that Senators hold
substantive comments on this matter for that item. The Senate Agenda Committee has
recommend that these letters be forwarded to the Teaching & Learning and Research &
Scholarship committees for review.
Richard Tees }        That this correspondence be referred to the
Paul Harrison Teaching & learning and Research &
Scholarship committees for review.
Approved
Academic Policy Committee
The Chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee, Dr Paul Harrison, presented.
ON-LEAVE REQUIREMENTS
Paul Harrison }        That the reference to the requirement that
Christopher Marshall graduate students pay a fee while on leave be
removed from the Academic Calendar, as set out
in the attached two column form; and, from policy
V-302.2 - Graduate Student Leaves of Absence as
set out in the attached.
Dr Harrison said that this was good news for graduate students and he hoped the Board of
Governors agreed with the rationale in the new year. He noted that this is more generous than at
many universities in Canada but it seemed appropriate to his Committee to support our students
in this way.
Approved
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Admissions Committee
The Chair of the Senate Admissions Committee, Professor Carol Jaeger presented.
MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN CREATIVE WRITING- CLARIFICATION REGARDING ENTRANCE
DATES FOR DD7FERENT STREAMS OF THE PROGRAM
REVISIONS TO ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ENTRY-TO-PRACTICE DOCTOR OF
PHARMACY
Carol Jaeger
Abby Collier
That Senate approve the clarification regarding
entrance dates for the different streams of
the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing as set
out in the attached two-column form; and
That Senate approve revisions to the admission
requirements for the Entry-to-Practice
Doctor of Pharmacy as set out in the attached
two-column form.
Approved
Awards Committee
The Chair of the Senate Awards Committee, Dr Lawrence Burr, presented.
AWARDS REPORT
See Appendix A: Awards Report
Lawrence Burr
Chris Hakim
That Senate accept the awards as listed and
forward them to the Board of Governors for
approval; and that letters of thanks be sent to the
donors.
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Curriculum Committee
The Vice-Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Professor Carol Jaeger, presented on
behalf of Dr Peter Marshall.
DECEMBER CURRICULUM MATERIALS
See Appendix B: Curriculum Report
Carol Jaeger
Chris Hakim
That the new certificate, new course codes, new
courses, revision of programs and deletion of
program be brought forward by the faculties of
Arts and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
(Applied Science, Arts, Education, Medicine, and
Science) be approved.
Approved
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, Senator Richard Tees, presented.
LABOUR DISRUPTION COMMITTEE
Richard Tees
Chris Hakim
That the Ad Hoc labour Disruption Preparedness
Committee be discharged; and
That Senate express its thanks to the members of
the Ad Hoc labour Disruption Preparedness
Committee, the labour Disruption Operations
Committee, and the designated academic arbiter.
Senator Frigaard asked what would happen if there was another transit strike.
Dr Tees said that the nominating committee will be reviewing the policy and will
recommend improvements.
Approved
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Tributes Committee
CANDIDATES FOR EMERITUS STATUS
See Appendix C: Emeritus Report
Sally Thorne ]
Richard Tees
That the attached list of individuals for emeritus
status be approved; and
That, pursuant to section 9(2) of the University
Act, all persons with the ranks of Director
Emeritus, Professor Emeritus, Associate Professor
Emeritus, Assistant Professor Emeritus, Professor
of Teaching Emeritus, Senior Instructor, Emeritus,
or Deputy librarian Emeritus be added to the Roll
of Convocation.
Approved
Reports from the President
CLIMATE EMERGENCY
Andrew Szeri
Alex Gonzales
That the Senate Endorse the UBC President's
declaration on the climate emergency.
Senate welcomed Ms Michelle Marcus to the floor to speak on behalf of UBCC3 50. She asked
the Senate to acknowledge the science of the climate crisis and joint the community in working
to address this.
Senator Holmes thanked everyone who was involved in this process.
Senator Ahmed said that it was not uncommon to see declaration of emergencies from
governments as there were legal consequences in that, be it spending money or having broad
powers. UBC is not a government so what are the legal and policy implications or is this just
advertising buzz speak. Is there any legal import to this? Have there been other instances of
UBC declaring emergencies?
Dr Szeri said that it was a statement of intent and urgency and uses common language in
that extent.
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Senator Singh spoke in favour of the motion but wanted concrete actions rather than a statement
in principle.
Senator Haffey disagreed with Senator Ahmed in that he felt UBC was a government.
Senator Thachuk said that an emergency was an exigency thing; UBC will be in a climate crisis
for decades. He suggested that strategy would have been a better word.
Senator Krebs said that UBC did not decide on the diction and that it was a phrase being used
globally. There are some concrete recommendations in this document.
Senator Hakim said that emergency was the right word given the emergency we are facing with
climate change.
Senator Gonzales said that we should not focus on wording but should focus on how UBC
approaches climate change and how we organize our academic and financial affairs.
Senator Matsuo asked if there were any legal declaration on this motion and if it would result in
any research being constrained.
Dr Szeri said that this would not constrain any research
Senator Stewart said that we were declaring an emergency and using the nomenclature in the
media. He took issue with that nomenclature even if it is commonly used. Climate change is a
concern and UBC should take a position on it, but in calling it an emergency the phrase loses its
effect. People think of an emergency in common parlance as having a timeliness to it; while it is
a serious crisis calling it an emergency will lose its effect. It is a serious problem.
Senator Burnham said that the Board would already be taking action on this.
Senator Thorne said that this was similar to the MMIW with the use of the word genocide. The
word emergency was being used for strategic reasons and she did not think that this would
confuse the matter.
Senator Jaeger said that these document made concrete recommendations in areas where people
at UBC did research. We do not talk about what effect there would be there.
Senator Agosti-Moro asked if there were similar concerns at the Board of Governors.
Dr Szeri said there were none at all.
Senator Marshall was in favour of the motion but was conscious around the recommendations at
the end and the realization that there will be more. Voting for this had implications for fossil fuel
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investments, for campus building, and for preparing students to work in resource extraction
industries.
Senator Kindler seconded what Senator Jaeger said. She was supportive of the spirit of the
document but was less comfortable with the list at the bottom as it was not either inclusive
enough not fully considered. She noted that the Budget Committee was reviewing divestment.
She also note that the recommendations didn't discuss land development.
Dr Szeri said that the President viewed this as his document and would ask that the Senate
consider it as presented and not edit it.
Senator Ahmed reiterated that his concern was the word "declaration" and that words matter. We
should not say things baldly if there isn't meaning. He did not know what the meaning was and
he was troubled that it went so far.
MOTION TO POSTPONE
Tariq Ahmed }        That consideration of this matter be postponed to
Lawrence Burr the next meeting of Senate.
Approved
Senator Hakim said he understood the sentiments but this was an urgent matter. But delaying this
it shows that UBC is not taking this matter seriously.
Senator Boushel said that this was a declaration on a subject not a delectation of an action.
Senator Haffey said that our acceptance is immaterial so he saw no point of our immaterial
endorsement.
Senator Krebs said that it would be ill-advised to postpone this motion. This is an emergency and
we are not the first to have a declaration of and on the climate emergency. This document was
produced by an engaged group of people and over 1000 organizations have declared similar
organizations.
Senator Matsui said that we needed more time to discuss the recommended issues such as travel
limitations and research implications.
Senator Burr said that he agreed that there was a climate crises. His concern was the language
used. The President calls this his declaration but the body of the document speaks for UBC. It
needs to be his or the University's.
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Senator Burnham said that we have not made permanent plans yet. There are 7000 universities
looking at this matter currently.
Senator Chai said that two issues raised were language and concrete plans. The document
suggested that concrete action was not foreseen until spring 2020. We are not the only institution
looking at this; 10 universities in Quebec have done so. To delay this motion takes away from
the issue of it being an emergency.
Senator Fisher asked where this language came from. He noted that it says president, UBC, and
speakers have referenced others having authored it.
The Vice Chair said it was authored by the President's office.        	
Motion to
Postpone Not
Approved
Senator Frigaard asked if endorsement was approval.
The Chair said no, it was support for the principals therein.
Senator Fisher said that he would love a statement on climate change that he could support. This
document did a lot of things, including assuming recommendations before a committee was
formed to look at this issue. We have senators who have asked if this statement would affect
development and teaching. We have a legal obligation under the university act to teach and
research in all areas of study. Yes, there is an emergency out there but this is too detailed and we
cannot just say yes or no without considering the language. He wanted UBC to take action in
climate change but not with such a loaded document.
Senator Chai said that the statement gave UBC an opportunity to consult and work with the
community to develop tangible actions. She suggested that generalizing a statement this does not
do anything useful.
Senator Pang said that the recommendations were examples and that the document was already
approved by the Board. The recommendations were not binding and much of this did not impact
the Senate. He said that UBC shouldn't come up with its own language; he recognized that it was
strong language.
Senator Szeri said that the President would be fine if the motion was divided.
Senator Choi spoke in favour of the current motion. As a physician he was often faced with
emergencies and they weren't always time limited. The Opioid crisis was an emergency and it
will not go away tomorrow. Emergency was common parlance and fits the bill for this crisis.
This is a statement of what our president plans to do and what is being considered but it was not
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a legal document and wont tie us down but from a social statement of support this has huge
implications for showing what the University values.
AMENDMENT IN THE FORM OF A SUBSTITUTION
Philip Loewen }        That the Senate Endorse the UBC President's
Anna Kindler declaration on the climate emergency without, at
this time, endorsing the recommendations set out
therein.
Senator Burnham spoke against the amendment. She suggested that the Board had no concerns
with the wording.
Senator Pang said that the social ramifications of this support was important and he did not want
that support marred with an asterisk.
Senator Krebs spoke against the amendment stating that the recommendations were not being
approved. The recommendations will be included but we are not approving them.
Senator Haffey asked the chair not to use "objections" when referring to concerns raised about
amendments.
Senator Choi said that these were recommendations and not being approved at this time.
Senator Hakim said that the recommendations were not being set in stone. The advisory
committee will need to reach out to senators as well with their feedback.
Senator Coughtrie said that the Board of Governors and the Senate have a different lens on most
issues. They may coordinate and may agree but the lens is different. Where this is problematic is
that a set of recommendations are being made before this advisory committee has been formed.
The issue is saying "will" instead of "may" It is not appropriate to direct the committee in its
recommendations.
Senators Stewart and Keown agreed with Senator Coughtrie.
Senator Kindler expressed her thanks to the President for splitting the motion. She wanted to
support the statement but couldn't do so in its entirety. She could not support a process with a
foregone conclusion, "will" isn't appropriate. We cannot direct an inquiry to come to an
outcome.
Senator Thorne said that we should not cut anything out of the report. This was not a legal
document and did not come from a senate committee.
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Office of the Senate
Amendment Not
Approved
Senator Gonzalez said that will should not be taken as directive.
AMENDMENT IN THE FORM OF A SUBSTITUTION
Sally Thorne
Paul Harrison
That Senate enthusiastically endorse the
Sentiments in the UBC President's declaration on
climate emergency and looks forward to the
recommendations to be developed in that process.
Senator Tees said that the Board having endorsed the matter was not irrelevant for UBC's
senates. The Senate could make its own decisions.
MOTION TO CALL THE PREVIOUS QUESTION
Christopher Marshall
Nick Pang
}        That the previous question be moved.
Motion to Call the
Question
Approved
Main Motion
Approved as
Amended
ACADEMIC CONSIDERATION OF CLIMATE EMERGENCY
Claudia Krebs
Peter Choi
}        That the report of the Climate Emergency
Advisory Committee also be submitted to the
Senate for academic consideration.
Approved
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Report from the Registrar
2020-2023 TRIENNIAL ELECTION RESULTS
Board of Governors
The Registrar advised that subsequent to the call for nominations issued on 24 October 2019,
elections were held for representatives of faculty members and staff from the Vancouver campus to
the Board of Governors from 21 November to 5 December, 2019. Pursuant to Section 16 of the
University Act, the results are formally reported to the Senate for information.
Faculty Members:
Three (3) nominations were received by the deadline of 7 November 2019 at 4 pm.
Subsequently, one candidate withdrew. A further nomination was received after the deadline;
however, it was not accepted by the Registrar due to not meeting the deadline and this decision
was confirmed upon appeal to the Council Elections Committee.
Drs Anna Kindler and Mark MacLean have been acclaimed as elected; their terms of office are
from 1 March 2020 until 28 February 2023 and thereafter until successors are elected.
Staff Member:
Nine (9) nominations were received by the deadline of 7 November 2019 at 4 pm. An
election occurred from 21 November to 5 December 2019.
Kavie Toor 337 votes
Alex Etesami 207 votes
Andrea Han 190 votes
Jody Swift 108 votes
Lauren Casey 91 votes
Tribesty Nguyen 58 votes
Cathy Kline 32 votes
Suzanne Scott 31 votes
Katherine Rhodes 26 votes
Spoiled Ballot 1
Total 1081 votes (4.81% of eligible voters)
Mr Kavie Toor has been elected; his term of office is from 1 March 2020 to 29 February 2023
and thereafter until a successor is elected.
Representatives of the Joint Faculties to Senate
The Registrar further advised that further to the call for nominations for faculty members of the
Vancouver Campus to fill the twelve (12) positions for representatives of the Joint Faculties on
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the Vancouver Senate issued first on 24 October 2019 twelve (12) valid nominations have been
received.
Therefore, pursuant to Section 15 of the University Act the following faculty members are
acclaimed as elected as representatives of the Joint Faculties on the Vancouver Senate for terms
beginning on 1 September, 2020 and ending 31 August 2023 and thereafter until successors are
elected:
Dr Peter Choi, Professor, Faculty of Medicine
Dr Joanne Fox, Professor of Teaching, Faculty of Science
Dr Alison Greig, Senior Instructor, Faculty of Medicine
Dr Peter Englezos, Professor, faculty of Applied Science
Dr Susan Forwell, Professor, Faculty of Medicine
Dr Andre Ivanov, Professor, Faculty of Applied Science
Prof. Carol Jaeger, Professor of Teaching, Faculty of Applied Science
Dr Charles Menzies, Professor, Faculty of Arts
Dr Pamela Rogalski, Lecturer, Faculty of Applied Science
Dr Santokh Singh, Professor of Teaching, Faculty of Science
Dr Lynn Stothers, Professor, Faculty fo Medicine
Dr Sally Thorne, Professor, School of Nursing
Senator Thachuk expressed a concern with the number of people acclaimed. He suggested that
this seemed itself to be an emergency.
Other Business
UPDATE ON CHANCELLOR SEARCH
Senator Harrison advised that earlier in the fall, the UBC and alumni communities were notified
of the search and asked for input on the candidate profile. In late November a request for
names of potential nominees was distributed with a deadline of 13 December. We have
received 77 nominations. The Search Committee will meet in early January to review the list of
nominations received and narrow the list down to 15-20 names to be actively considered. At
the committee's subsequent meeting in early February they will further review the nominees to
develop a short list for final consideration and review. A confidential written update will be
provided to the Council of Senates as part of that review.
NOTICE OF MOTION
Senator Harrison gave the following notice of motion: That UBC to review its partnerships with
those institutions in the People's Republic of China that have removed academic freedom from
their charters.
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Adjournment
Seeing no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:52 pm.
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Appendix A: Awards Report
NEW AWARDS - ENDOWED
Azita Darabian Memorial Bursary in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bursaries totalling $4,000 have been made available through an endowment established by the
Darabian family, along with matching funds from the University of British Columbia, in memory of
Azita Darabian (1963-2014) for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences. Azita graduated from UBC in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, and soon
became the Manager of Pharmacy at Safeway Parkgate in North Vancouver. One of Azita's passions
was running and in October 2012 she successfully completed a full marathon in Victoria. The
bursaries are adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First award available for the 2020/2021 winter
session).
Handle and Kathryn Iredale Scholarship in Architecture
Scholarships totalling $5,000 have been made available through an endowment established by
Kathryn Iredale (1930-2009) in memory of her husband Randle Iredale (1929-2000) for Master of
Architecture students in their graduating year. Preference will be given to students whose graduate
project has a focus on heritage conservation and/or green buildings. Randle Iredale (B.Arch. 1955)
practiced as an architect for forty years. He was instrumental in the redevelopment of False Creek
North in downtown Vancouver, and his concept study of the area was used by the provincial
government in their bid to host Expo 86. Randle served as a mentor to many accomplished architects
and was a pioneer of heritage preservation in British Columbia. The scholarships are made on the
recommendation of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available for the 2020/2021 winter
session).
NEW AWARDS - ANNUAL
Bandali Family Indigenous Bursary in Arts
Bursaries totalling $3,000 have been made available annually through a gift from Aleem Bandali
(B.A. 1999, M.B.A., J.D.), Alia Bandali (B.Com. 2002, M.Paco, CPA, CA), Kanm Bandali (B.Sc.
2007, M.B.A., CPA, CMA), and Alifa Bandali (B.A., M.A. 2011, Ph.D.) in honour of their parents
Anvarali and Naseem Bandali, for First Nations, Inuit or Metis students of Canada enrolled in
undergraduate and graduate studies in the Faculty of Arts. Anvarali and Naseem arrived in Canada in
1972. They entered the poultry industry in the late 1970s, and have continued to grow their family
business over the past forty years. Each of their four children earned at least one degree at UBC. The
Bandali family established this bursary to recognize and support Indigenous students to successfully
earn their degrees and further contribute to their communities. The bursaries are adjudicated by
Enrolment Services. (First award available for the 2020/2021 winter session).
Go Global Pathfinder Award
Awards of up to $5,000 each have been made available annually for students from any faculty who
face barriers to participating in Go Global programming. Students who recceive the Go Global
Pathfinder Award will not be eligible to receive other Go Global awards toward the same exchange
opportunity. The awards are made on the recommendation of Go Global. (First award available for
the 2019/2020 winter session).
Gord Gulbranson Memorial Scholarship in Forestry
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Scholarships totalling $2,000 have been made available annually through a gift from Leslie Forest
Products Ltd. in memory of Gord Gulbranson (1936-2019) for outstanding students in the Bachelor
of Science in Wood Products Processing program. Gord was a member of the Board for the National
Education Initiative for Furniture and Wood Products Industries. He played an influential role in
assessing the need for a wood manufacturing program in Canada, which led to the creation of UBC's
Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) and Wood Products Processing program. This
scholarship was established in recognition of Gord's contributions to the wood industry through his
work with advisory boards and promotion of wood products education. The scholarships are made on
the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry. (First award available for the 2020/2021 winter
session).
Jonathan Page Fellowship in Botany
A $25,000 fellowship has been made available annually through a gift from the Ngan Page Family
Fund, a charitable fund established by Jonathan Page (B.Sc. 1991, Ph.D. 1998), for an outstanding
graduate student in the Department of Botany. Preference will be given to a student whose research
focuses on plant biochemistry or metabolism. Jonathan studied under the eminent UBC Botany
Professor Neil Towers, which influenced his career path. He has focused his research on the
biochemistry of medicinal plants and is internationally recognized for his work on the cannabis plant.
Jonathan co-founded Anandia Labs, a leading cannabis science company that was acquired by
Aurora Cannabis in 2018. The fellowship is made on the recommendation of the Department of
Botany, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available
for the 2020/2021 winter session).
Peterson-Wesbrook Scholars Student Mobility Award
Awards of $1,000 each have been made available annually for students participating in exchange at
McGill University. The number of awards available annually will be based on the available space at
McGill for exchange. The awards are made on the recommendation of Go Global. (First award
available for the 2020/2021 winter session).
Western Canada Dental Society Award in Dentistry
An award of $1,500 has been made available annually through a gift from the Western Canada
Dental Society for a student who has completed their third year of the Doctor of Dental Medicine and
demonstrated professionalism, leadership and camaraderie. The Western Canada Dental Society was
established in the early 1900s to support the education of future dentists by providing scholarships
and bursaries to dental students in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry. (First award available for the
2019/2020 winter session).
PREVIOUSLY APPROVED AWARDS WITH CHANGES IN TERMS OR FUNDING SOURCE
ENDOWED AWARDS
2933 - Ronald Jobe Children's Literature Scholarship
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and the donor would like to remove the
restriction that each student cannot receive more than $1,000 to allow recipients to receive more
money.
Current Award Description
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Scholarships totalling $3,550, with no one student receiving more than $1,000, have been made
available through an endowment established in honour of Dr. Ronald Jobe, a Professor in the
Department of Language and Literacy Education since 1978. He has created a stimulating
atmosphere for scholarship in children's literature at the university through his dynamic teaching
style and involved supervision of graduate theses, as well as his advocacy for the subject both
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nationally and internationally. The award is made to students in the Master of Arts Program in
Children's Literature on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information
Studies, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Proposed Award Description
Scholarships totalling $3,550, with no one student receiving more than $1,000, have been made
available through an endowment established in honour of Dr. Ronald Jobe, for students in the Master
of Arts Program in Children's Literature. Dr. Jobe has been a Professor in the Department of
Language and Literacy Education since 1978. He has created a stimulating atmosphere for
scholarship in children's literature at the university through his dynamic teaching style and involved
supervision of graduate theses, as well as his advocacy for the subject both nationally and
internationally. The award is scholarships are made to students in the Master of Arts Program in
Children's Literature on the recommendation of the School of Library, Archival and Information
(iSchool)Studies, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
1370 - Russ Patrick Arts Undergraduate Student Research Award
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The endowment's spend has grown large enough to support multiple awards. The Faculty of Arts and
the donor would like to increase the number of awards available to benefit more students.
Current Award Description
A $3750 award has been endowed by Russ Patrick to recognize outstanding achievement in research
writing by an Arts undergraduate student. The donors' contribution to the endowment principal has
been matched by the Faculty of Arts. Candidates who are interested in this award should contact the
Dean of Arts' office for information. Submissions are judged by professional standards and assessed
by their ability to communicate the research and its significance to a non-specialist audience. The
award is made on the recommendation of a selection committee in the Faculty of Arts, including the
Dean of Arts in its membership.
Proposed Award Description
A Awards totalling $3,750 award has have been made available through an endowment established
endowed by Russ Patrick, along with matching funds from the Faculty of Arts, to recognize
outstanding achievement in research writing by an Arts undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts.
The donors' contribution to the endowment principal has been matched by the Faculty of Arts.
Candidates who are interested in this award should contact the Dean of Arts' office for information.
Submissions are judged by professional standards and assessed by their ability to communicate the
research and its significance to a non-specialist audience. The award are is made on the
recommendation of a selection committee in the Faculty of Arts, including the Dean of Arts in its
membership.
ANNUAL AWARDS
6760 - Master of Data Science Domestic Scholarship
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The Master of Data Science program is increasing the amount of entrance scholarships offered to
students through the following department-funded award.
Current Award Description
A $5,000 entrance scholarship is offered anually to a domestic student in the Master of Data Science
program. The scholarship recognizes a student who has demonstrated academic and leadership
achievements in their undergraduate or graduate program, field or industry. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Master of Data Science Admissions Committee, in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
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Proposed Award Description
Entrance scholarships of up to $25,000 each are A $5,000 entrance scholarship is offered anually to a
domestic students in the Master of Data Science program. The scholarships recognizes a students
who has have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in their undergraduate or
graduate program, field or industry. The award scholarships are is made on the recommendation of
the Master of Data Science Admissions Committee, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies.
6759 - Master of Data Science International Scholarship
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The Master of Data Science program is increasing the amount of entrance scholarships offered to
international students through the following department-funded award.
Current Award Description
A $5,000 entrane scholarship is offered annually to an international student in the Master of Data
Science program. The scholarship recognizes a student who has demostrated academic and
leadership achievements in their undergraduate or graduate program, field or industry. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Master of Data Science Admissions Committee, in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Proposed Award Description
Entrance scholarships of up to $25,000 each are A $5,000 entrane scholarship is offered annually for
to an international students in the Master of Data Science program. The scholarships recognizes a
students who has have demostrated academic and leadership achievements in their undergraduate or
graduate program, field or industry. The award scholarships are is made on the recommendation of
the Master of Data Science Admissions Committee, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies.
SSR Women in Mining Engineering Award
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The donor would like to amend the title to include the full name of their corporation.
Current Name: SSR Women in Mining Engineering Award
Proposed Name: SSR Mining Award for Women in Mining Engineering Award
Proposed Award Description
No change.
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Appendix B: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF ARTS
New certificate
General Arts Studies: Experiential Learning through Social Justice
Revised program
Program in the Study of Religion
New course code
RGST: Study of Religion
New courses
RGST 200 (3) Introduction to the Study of Religion; RGST 300 (3) Theory and Method in the Study of
Religion; RGST 400 (3) Advanced Seminar in the Study of Religion
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
Applied Science
New courses
BMEG 580 (3) Biomedical Engineering Topics at the Interface; BMEG 581 (3) Professional and
Academic Development
Arts
Deletion of program
Master of Arts in European Studies
Revised program
Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs
New course code
PPGA: Public Policy and Global Affairs
New courses
PPGA 500 (6) Economics for Policy; PPGA 510 (1.5) Professional Practice in Public Policy and Global
Affairs; PPGA 511 (1.5) Leadership for Policy Professionals; PPGA 514 (2) Research Design and
Qualitative Methods
Education
New course
EPSE 557 (3) Social and Emotional Interventions with Children and Youth
Medicine
New course
SURG 517 (3) Clinical Research Methods for Surgical Procedures with Global Surgical Comparisons
Science
New course
RES 504 (3) Survey Design in Interdisciplinary Environmental Social Science
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Appendix C: Emeritus Report
Last Name
First Name
Emeritus Title
Plessis
Judith
Director Emeritus of Continuing Studies
MacLeod
Kathleen
Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Miller
Penelope
Professor of Teaching Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Fernlund
Goran
Associate Professor Emeritus of Materials Engineering
Hutton
Thomas A.
Professor Emeritus of Community and Regional Planning
Hodgson
Richard G.
Professor Emeritus of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies
Kroller
Eva-Marie
Professor Emeritus of English
Malloy
Stephen
Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Film
Manchon
Enrique
Senior Instructor Emeritus of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies
Ryan
Maureen P.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Art History, Visual Art, and
Theory
Daniluk
Judith C.
Professor Emeritus of Educational and Counselling Psychology
and Special Education
Tierney
Robert
Dean Emeritus of Education/Professor Emeritus of Language and
Literacy Education
Bressler
Bernard H.
Professor Emeritus of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
Gilks
Cyril Blake
Professor Emeritus of Pathology
Hammond
Geoffrey Lewis
Professor Emeritus of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
Humphries
Karin
Associate Professor Emeritus of Cardiology
Kwok
Yin Nam Kenny
Associate Professor Emeritus of Cellular and Physiological
Sciences
MacKay
Alexander
Professor Emeritus of Radiology
McManus
Bruce
Professor Emeritus of Pathology
Rowe
Timothy C.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vincent
Steven R.
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Wright
James M.
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesia, Pharmacology, and
Therapeutics
Thomson
Thomas
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of Pathology
Sung
Henry Min-
Lsiang
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Anesthesia, Pharmacology, and
Therapeutics
Seear
Michael
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics
Sanders
Barry
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics
Kinney
Gary E. J.
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics
Fluker
Margo Rae
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics
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Berean
Kenneth
Wayne
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Pathology
Brock
Hugh W.
Professor Emeritus of Zoology
Moerman
Donald G.
Professor Emeritus of Zoology
Oldenburg
Douglas W.
Professor Emeritus of Earth, Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
Burton
Melody
Deputy University Librarian Emeritus
2019-12-21

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