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 a place of mind Vancouver Senate
www.senate.ubc.ca
THE  UNIVER5ITYOF BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 18 May 2016
Attendance
Present: Dr M. Piper (Chair), Dr K. Ross (Secretary), Dr P. Adebar, Mr T. Ahmed, Dr R. Anstee, Dr K.
Baimbridge, Dr L. Burr, Dean M. Coughtrie, Dr A. Dulay, Dr Wm Dunford, Dr S. Forwell, Dean B.
Frank Dr J. Gilbert, Chancellor J. L. Gordon, Dr F. Granot, Dr P. Harrison, Ms M. Huron, Dr P. Keown,
Dr S. Knight, Mr D. Lam, Mr H. Leong, Dr P. Loewen, Mr K. Madill, Dr Wm McKee, Mr Wm McNulty,
Dr I. Parent, Dean M. Parlange, Dean S. Peacock, Dr N. Perry, Dean S. Porter, Dr A. Redish, Dr A.
Richardson, Dr L. Rucker, Dr C. Ruitenberg, Mr I. Sapollnik, Dr B. Sawatzky, Dr T. Schneider, Dean C.
Shuler, Ms S. So, Dr R. Sparks, Mr J. Speidel, Ms S. Sterling, Dr S. Thorne, Dr L. Walker, Ms K.
Williams.
Regrets: Dean G Averill, Dr S. Avramidis, Mr M. Bancroft, Ms E. Biddlecombe, Ms L. Castro, Dr A.
Collier, Ms D. Coulbourn, Dean C. Dauvergne, Mr N. Dawson, Mr B. Fischer,, Dr D. Gillen, Dr C.
Godwin, Prof. B. Goold, Mr S. Haffey, Dean R. Helsley, Dean J. Innes, Dr A. Ivanov, Mrs C. Jaeger, Ms
T. Johnson, Dean D. Kelleher, Ms H. Kwan, Dr B. Lalli, Dr D. MacDonald, Prof B. MacDougall, Ms A.
Maleki, Dr C. Marshall, Dr P. Marshall, Dr P. Meehan, Dr C. Naus, Dr C. Nislow, Dr G Peterson, Dr J.
Plessis, Dr A. Riseman, Dr S. Singh, Dr R. Tees, Dr R. Topping, Ms D. Tse, Dr R. Wilson, Dr D. Witt,
Dean RYada, Mr S. Zbarsky.
Guests: Dr S. Campbell, Dr S. Finlay, Prof J. Benedet, Ms Alex Gmeiner
Clerk: Mr C. Eaton.
Call to Order
The Chair of Senate, Dr Martha Piper, called the ninth regular meeting of the Vancouver Senate
for the 2015/2016 academic year to order at 6:05 pm.
Senate Membership
The Registrar announced that as a result of the call for nominations issued, Ms Lina Castro and
Mr Jason Speidel were acclaimed as elected to the Senate Nominating Committee until
31 March 2017 and thereafter until replaced.
The Registrar further announced that as a result of the call for nominations issued, Ms Kaidie
Williams was acclaimed as Vice-Chair of Senate until 1 April 2017.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
William McNulty }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 20 April 2016
Paul Harrison be adopted as presented.
Vol. 2015/16 15/16-09-1
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Approved
Business Arising from the Minutes
In response to a question raised at the previous meeting, the Associate Registrar, Mr Eaton,
advised that the department of computer science has confirmed that CPSC 103 is not intended to
replace CPSC 110, but rather that the courses are aimed at different groups of students. CPSC
103 is intended for students in disciplines other than computer science who are interested in
obtaining an introduction to computer science, but do not intend to pursue further computer
science courses in the future. CPSC 110, on the other hand, is required for CPSC Honours and
Major students, as well as students in the Bachelor of Computer Science program. It is intended
for students who will pursue further studies in Computer Science and as such is a prerequisite for
many of the higher level CPSC courses, whereas CPSC 103 will not be.
Remarks from the Chair
SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY DEVELOPMENT
The President introduced Dr Sara-Jane Finlay, Associate Vice-President Equity and Professor
Janine Benedet
Dr Finlay, advised that the draft policy would be going to the Board for a first reading in June.
There is a committee of 12 members - faculty staff and students from both campuses that is
developing the policy.
Dr Finlay explained that the rationale for having such a policy was three fold: American
Association of University Professors principles on safe and hospitable environment, differing
standards from criminal processes used in civil consideration of matters, and a desire to not limit
the possibility of police or criminal justice action,
Dr Finlay noted that two processes were being undertaken in parallel, development of a sexual
assault policy, as well as establishment of a University panel on sexual assault to lay the
groundwork for a UBC-wide action plan.
Professor Janine Benedet was introduced as chair of the Sexual Assault Panel. She informed
Senate that her fellow panel members were Shauna Butterwick of Education, Scott Anderson of
Arts, Sarah Hunt of Arts, and Lucia Lorenzi, a graduate student. The panel has been considering
broad questions: what is an ideal response from UBC and what would it take to have confidence
in UBC on this issue. The panel is arms-length from the administration and this is important to
ensure participation and the best possible report. The group is not fact finding or considering
previous acts, but rather focused on having a world class response to sexual assault at UBC.
Dr Finlay outlined a number of key principles in the policy:
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-a survivor-driven process
-clarity around procedures to ensure timely and consistent responses
-informing, educating, and equipping our community to respond to disclosures of assault
-fairness and natural justice
-confidentiality and privacy.
Dr Finlay then went over the scope and jurisdiction of the policy. The scope will be the students,
staff and faculty of UBC, but the existing Policy 14 allows non-UBC people to be banned from
campus if necessary.
Dr Finlay advised that the draft policy will go to the Board in June for first reading, and then an
extended consultation process will be undertaken over the summer and early fall, with a final
draft going to the Board on December 6th .
President Piper advised that a bill is pending before the legislature that will require all
post-secondary institutions to have a sexual assault policy within the next year. President
Piper suggested that this matter come back to Senate in the fall for further consultation.
Senator Knight asked how the University process would interact with the normal judicial
process.
Dr Finlay replied that one aspect of the policy will be making information on the various
processes available for resolution. At this point, those individual processes themselves
were not proposed to be changed.
In reply to a question from Susan Porter, Dr Finlay advised that post-doctoral fellows would be
covered by the policy under development.
Business Arising (continued)
Alex Gmeiner, a representative of the Animal Defense Anti-Vivisection Society of British
Columbia, Animal Justice Direct Action Everywhere - Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories, and
Liberation BC made the following statement to Senate:
Thank you for taking the time to address the important issue of animal
experimentation at your April 2016 Senate meeting. We are optimistic that this
will be the start of a productive conversation and course of action leading to the
eventual abolition of UBC's ties to animal experimentation.
Words and discussion are essential first steps, but they are not enough. Every day,
animals inside UBC's labs are forced to endure constant suffering and many will
be killed before seeing the sky and feeling the sun on their skin. For them, change
cannot come soon enough.
We are asking that the UBC Senate meet or coordinate with relevant decision and
policy makers to draft a plan for the elimination of category C, D and E
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experiments by September 2018. We are requesting to see a copy of the plan by
September 2016.
We are happy to assist in any way possible and will continue to be in conversation
about the plan's development.
Thank you again.
President Piper thanked Ms Gmeiner for her statement, and asked that the matter be passed to the
Academic Policy Committee to continue a dialogue on this topic.
Remarks from the Chancellor
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH PROGRESS
Chancellor Gordon noted that there have been some renewed questions regarding openness of
the search process; he reminded the Senate that while the Committee was endeavouring to be as
open as possible, it was a closed search in terms of who was being considered. He opined that the
surest way to lose a candidate is to be open on their identities, and this principle was enshrined in
the Committee's terms of reference.
Mr Gordon advised that the Committee still had every expectation that they will be able to
announce the new President by 30 June; however, as Dr Piper's term would be ending then there
would be an acting president appointed for a brief period. At present, the Committee expects that
a new president will be able to start by September.
Senator Richardson asked if the finalists will be coming to campus and if so, who will they be
meeting with.
The Chancellor replied that the finalists will have an opportunity to meet with a few people at
their choice, subject to the approval of the Committee.
Senator Loewen asked if the board will ratify the Committee's recommendation.
The Chancellor replied that the Board will meet to ratify the Committee's
recommendation before the end of the month. After that a contract will need to be
negotiated and agreed to before any announcement may be made.
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
Philip Loewen } That the candidates for degrees and diplomas, as
Frieda Granot recommended by the Faculties, be granted the degree
or diploma for which they were recommended,
effective May 2016, 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.
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Approved
Council Budget Committee
ANNUAL REPORT
Dr Ken Baimbridge presented. He noted that his committee provided its background material in
the package, and that under the University Act, the committee was to meet with and advise the
president on the preparation of the budget; in practice this meeting was with the relevant vice-
presidents so as to allow an opportunity for input earlier in processes.
The Committee would agree that the University is in good financial standing, especially in
consideration of other Canadian universities. However, the budget is being stressed by the recent
faculty association arbitration.
Secondly, the Committee has been updated on SASI, which is likely to be a $100M project over
10 years. This was a necessary project but the Committee was concerned given other
government and private IT initiatives that have not been held to budget in recent years.
The Committee is further concerned about Vantage College not recruiting the planned number of
students and thus contributing less to UBC's budget than expected.
One issue considered by the Committee has been the UBC Writing Centre who had its budget cut
over 2 years. Associate Provost Brock has agreed to look into how to re-establish the centre.
The Committee has had 2 joint meetings with the Senate Academic Building Needs Committee.
One topic has been classroom maintenance and upgrades, and are pleased that a further $1M was
found last year, and that there is new funding from the provincial government which may be
available at around $4 million per year.
Finally, during the April meeting the Committee considered the budgets of ancillary units and
some members noted that parking used to be free during graduation. The Committee noted that
this is no longer the case, and we would encourage the President to rethink this policy.
Senator Knight noted the mortgage costs for Vantage of $31 million.
Senator Baimbridge agreed that this was an issue. The living spaces already allocated
could easily be re-assigned.
The Provost replied that the mortgage was for the mostly residence building - Orchard
Commons - the classroom debt will be covered by Vantage. She advised that the revenue
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projections were lowered, but that the new lower projections included in budget planning
have been exceeded.
Academic Building Needs Committee
ANNUAL REPORT
The Committee Chair, Dr Robert Sparks, presented.
He noted that each year the SABNC reviewed its terms of reference and set its priorities. The
Committee reviewed its terms of reference on September 15, 2015, and agreed to the following
areas of focus and potential topics for meetings during the year:
1. The impact of flexible learning on classroom and other academic building resources;
2. The Campus as a Living Lab Initiative;
3. The interplay between building resources and mental health and well-being, including
accessibility;
4. The University's informal learning spaces;
5. Student housing and the University Boulevard Gateway;
The Committee is pleased to report that University classroom maintenance and upgrades are
continuing to move forward. The 2015-2016 budget allocated $1,000,000 in addition to the
$1,500,000 typically devoted to this purpose, much of which was invested in classroom
audio/visual technology. Infrastructure Development also received approximately $475,000 for
accessibility upgrades. These funds have been allocated to the installation of 23 automatic door
openers. The Committee supports Infrastructure Development's plan to seek similar funding this
year, which will be used to install additional automatic door openers.
The Committee also actively supports the leadership role that Facilities Planning is taking in the
integration of flexible learning into classroom design and was pleased by their commitment to
consultation and working with the Faculties. The Committee agrees with the current priorities set
by Facilities Planning, including updating learning space design guidelines to facilitate flexible
learning, audio/visual upgrades, wifi network enhancement, and lighting and furniture upgrades
to meet wellness and mobility needs.
The Committee feels there is an opportunity to incorporate flexible learning initiatives into the
University's 'campus as a living lab' commitment, including the evolving commitment to
integrate flexible learning into classroom design. The University's campus wellness initiative is
a second and related opportunity, and integrates well with the University's commitment to
environmental and social sustainability.
In setting out academic building challenges for UBC, Dr Sparks noted that government funding
for academic building maintenance and upgrades continues to be limited and there is a
continuing need both to encourage further government annual support and to look for alternative
sources of funding. The Committee is encouraged by the expansion of Provincial Government
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funding for routine capital expenditures noted in the 2016-17 UBC Operating Budget ($40
million in 2016/17, $42 million in 2017/18 and $60 million in 2018/19), as well as the intention
expressed in the Budget to focus capital expenditures on deferred maintenance associated with
UBC's teaching and learning facilities.
Finally, Dr Sparks noted that the Federal Strategic investment fund was a new option with $2
billion available across Canada. Current thinking was that UBC might get $10million of that, and
infrastructure development has submitted a proposal for $140M for 14 projects.
President Piper noted that one important caveat is that projects must be completed by
2018.
Academic Policy Committee
The Chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee, Dr Paul Harrison, presented.
CREATION OF GLOBAL RESEARCH EXCELLENCE INSTITUTES & CENTRES
Paul Harrison } That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of
Robert Sparks Governors the establishment of Global Research
Excellence (GREx) Institutes and Centres, to be
housed within a faculty or group of faculties,
effective July 1, 2016.
Dr Harrison noted that this was an initiative for UBC to raise the bar for those areas where UBC
can be globally excellent and do world-leading research. The designation will come with
support and resources. The GREx designation will be a way of advancing our research
enterprise.
Senator Sapollnik asked about the advisory board and why we didn't ask for this from all
institutes.
Dr Harrison replied that not all institutes required this level of support.
Approved
ESTABLISHING THE QUANTUM MATTER INSTITUTE AS A GLOBAL RESEARCH EXCELLENCE
INSTITUTE
Paul Harrison } That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of
Philip Loewen Governors that the Quantum Matter Institute be
established as a Global Research Excellence
Institute, effective July 1, 2016. "
Dr Harrison noted that he QMI has received a $65M grant from the Federal Government, and its
designation will help it becoming a global leader and achieve its mandate.
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Approved
Admissions Committee
The Chair of the Senate Admissions Committee, Dr Robert Sparks, presented.
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES - GRADUATE APPEALS ON
ADMISSION OR READMISSION DECISIONS
Robert Sparks } That Senate approve the proposed Calendar entry on
Lawrence Walker Graduate Appeals on Admission or Readmission
Decisions, effective for the 2016 Summer Session and
thereafter.
Dr Sparks noted that currently there is no formal process for graduate admission appeals. The
new proposal will encompass those degree programs within Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies,
and other graduate programs have been contacted to see if they will adopt similar procedures.
The proposed process is aligned with those for undergraduate admissions but also accommodates
the timeframes used for graduate admission decisions.
Approved
INTERNATIONAL DENTAL DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM - SUSPENSION OF ADMISSION
Robert Sparks } That Senate approve suspension of admission to the
Charles Shuler International Dental Degree Completion Program,
effective for entry to the 2017 Winter Session and
thereafter.
Students previously selected this option during 2nd year, but much of that material has been
moved to 1st year as part of a curriculum renewal and thus the Faculty has asked for a pause to
re-evaluate the program.
Approved
UBC-LANGARA ABORIGINAL TRANSFER PARTNERSHD? (ATP): BACHELOR OF COMMERCE
Robert Sparks } That Senate approve admission requirements for
Shannon Sterling applicants to the Bachelor of Commerce program via
the UBC-langara Aboriginal Transfer Partnership,
effective for entry to the 2016 Winter Session and
thereafter.
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Approved
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES - ENGLISH LANGUAGE
PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
Robert Sparks
Lawrence Walker
} That Senate approve English language proficiency
requirements for applicants to programs in the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies,
effective for entry to the 2016 Winter Session Term 2
and thereafter.
Dr Sparks noted that some English standards were below those for undergraduate students and
this did not seem appropriate. The change will align the minimum requirements to the same as
for undergraduate programs, but still allow those programs with higher standards to retain them.
Approved
DEGREE PARTNERSHD? - UBC FACULTY OF LAW AND UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WILLIAM S.
RICHARDSON SCHOOL OF LAW
DEGREE PARTNERSHD? - UBC FACULTY OF LAW AND HONG KONG UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF
LAW
Robert Sparks
Richard Anstee
That Senate approve changes to admission
requirements for the Juris Doctor program for
applicants to the UBC Faculty of law and University
of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of law
Degree Partnership Program, effective for entry to
the 2016 Winter Session and thereafter; and
Dr Sparks outlined these programs were based on those already approved with Melbourne and
Tsinghua. Both HKU and UH are important international partners and have complimentary
programs.
Approved
Robert Sparks
Ken Baimbridge
That Senate approve changes to admission
requirements for the Juris Doctor program for
applicants to the UBC Faculty of law and Hong
Kong University Faculty of law Degree Partnership
Program, effective for entry to the 2016 Winter
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Session and thereafter.
Approved
ANNUAL REPORT MATTERS OF DELEGATED AUTHORITY: POLICY J-50: SECONDARY SCHOOL
GRADE ADJUSTMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY
Dr Sparks advised that in December 2009, Senate approved Policy J-50: Secondary School
Grade Adjustments for Undergraduate Admission to the University. For the purposes of
undergraduate direct-entry admission to the University, grades reported for secondary school
applicants outside of the BC/Yukon secondary school curricula may be adjusted to accurately
assess those grades in terms of their ability to predict future performance at the University.
To date, the policy has been applied to applicants following the Alberta secondary school
curriculum. For entry to the 2015 Winter Session, grades presented for admission from Albertan
secondary schools were adjusted upwards by 4%.
ANNUAL REPORT MATTERS OF DELEGATED AUTHORITY: STUDENT MOBILITY AGREEMENTS
APPROVED UNDER COUNCIL OF SENATES POLICY C-2: AFFILIATIONS WITH OTHER
INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING
Dr Sparks advised that Under Policy C-2: Affiliations with Other Institutions of learning, the
Council of Senates has delegated to the Admissions Committee the authority to approve on its
behalf, terms of student mobility agreements for students going to or coming from UBC
Vancouver programs.
Since its last report to Senate, the Admissions Committee has approved student mobility
agreements with the following institutions:
• Group Ecole Superieure du Bois (UBC Faculty of Forestry)
• Kazan Federal University (UBC Faculty of Arts)
• University of Stuttgart (UBC Faculty of Science)
• Sungkyunkwan University (UBC Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education)
• University of York, United Kingdom (UBC Vancouver, all faculties)
• University of Latvia (UBC Faculty of Arts)
• University of Helsinki (UBC Faculty of Arts)
• CentraleSupelec (UBC Faculty of Applied Science)
• Loughborough University (UBC Faculty of Education, School of Kinesiology)
• SGH Warsaw School of Economics (UBC Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration)
• Technical University of Berlin (UBC Faculty of Science)
• Chongqing Municipality University Affiliations (Chongqing University, Southwest University,
Chongqing Medical University, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Sichuan
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International Studies University) (UBC Vancouver Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education and
Faculty of Medicine)
• University of Exeter Department of Sport and Health Sciences (UBC School of Kinesiology)
• Okayama University (OU) (UBC Faculty of Forestry)
• Universita degli Studi di Padova (University of Padova) (UBC Faculty of Forestry)
• Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UBC Faculty of Science)
ANNUAL REPORT MATTERS OF DELEGATED AUTHORITY: APPEALS ON APPLICATIONS FOR
ADMISSION, RE-ADMISSION AND TRANSFER TO PROGRAMS
Dr Sparks advised that the Committee has delegated authority from Senate to make final
decisions on appeals for admission to UBC. The most common reason for an appeal is ELAS,
followed by a drop in overall admissions averages. A year ago, the Committee had a new set of
procedures approved that carefully distinguished the refusal of admission from the revocation of
offers. Between 1 May 2015 and 30 April 2016, the Admissions Committee heard 148 appeals:
• 146 appeals for admission to the University
• 2 appeals for readmission to the University
Of the 148 appeals heard by the Committee, 29 were allowed and 119 were dismissed. Of the
total appeals, 122 were against the revocation of an offer of admission. As outlined in the
Calendar, the Committee may allow an appeal where it decides that a faculty or school may have
overlooked or misinterpreted information provided by the applicant, or arrived at a decision
without reasonable consideration of mitigating circumstances, or acted contrary to the faculty's
published procedures.
ANNUAL REPORT MATTERS OF DELEGATED AUTHORITY: NOMINAL CHANGES TO
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND EDITORIAL CHANGES TO CALENDAR LANGUAGE
Dr Sparks noted that in May 2013, Senate delegated to the Committee final right of approval over
nominal changes in admission requirements and editorial changes to Calendar language. From May
2015 until April 2016, the Committee has approved 20 proposals under delegated authority, 4 of
which were nominal changes to admission requirements and 16 were student mobility agreements, as
per Council of Senates Policy C-2: Affiliations with Other Institutions of Learning.
Appeals on Academic Standing Committee
The Committee Chair, Dr Lance Rucker, presented.
The Chair noted that his Committee's annual report to Senate was necessarily vague due to
privacy concerns; however, details are given to the faculty and the appellant. While this does
limit the ability of the Committee to give general advice to the faculties directly, the Committee
does meet or correspond with other Senate committees from time to time on systemic issues.
Since last reporting to Senate in May 2015, 12 appeals proceeded to Committee hearings (as
compared with 10 in the prior reporting period), of which 2 were allowed in full, 2 were allowed
in part and 8 were dismissed.
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In addition to the 12 appeals concluded, which are summarized below, the Committee has been
advised that in the past year an additional 12 appeals were presented to the Registrar, of which 1
was resolved prior to a Committee hearing, 1 was withdrawn by the appellant prior to a
Committee hearing, and 10 are in progress and are expected to be heard by the Committee in the
upcoming weeks.
The Committee has noted a general trend of more information being made available to students
at earlier points, but with a sensitivity for student and mental health, and balancing student
autonomy with faculty autonomy and academic decision making.
The Committee believes that every student deserves the right of a final appeal to the Senate, and
the Committee aims to have that done with the best expedition possible. Senator Rucker thanked
the other members of the appeals committee for their service.
The President thanked the Committee for its work.
Awards Committee
See Appendix A: Awards Report
Dr Lawrence Burr, Chair of the Committee, presented.
NEW AND REVISED AWARDS
Lawrence Burr } That Senate accept the awards as listed and forward
Susan Forwell them to the Board of Governors for approval; and
that letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Senator Burr noted that this month, his Committee was pleased to recommend that Senate
approve new awards totalling $272 000 in additional student funding.
Approved
Joint Report of the Senate Admission and Curriculum Committees
See Appendix B: New Programs
Dr Kenneth Baimbridge presented.
NEW PROGRAM: MASTER OF HEALTH LEADERSHD? AND POLICY IN CLINICAL EDUCATION
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Kenneth Baimbridge } That the new Master of Health Leadership and Policy
Richard Anstee (M.H.I.P.) in Clinical Education (C.E.) degree
program and its associated new course be approved.
In response to a question from a student, dean Parlange advised that the program was to cover
subjects beyond those containing within Nursing, and thus the degree title was the broader
"health". The nursing courses being used were open to students from other backgrounds.
Senator Harrison agreed with the concern, noting that the examples given made him think
that it was a nurses-only program.
Senator Ruitenberg asked why, if this was to be a broad program, was there not more
collaboration with other faculties.
With the consent of Senate, Dr Suzanne Campbell, Director of the School of Nursing
spoke in reply, advising that that overtures were made to other faculties to participate
however they have yet to decide to do so.
Senator So thanked the Faculty of Applied Science for completing tuition consultations before
coming to Senate.
Approved
MASTER OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHD? IN SMART GRID ENERGY SYSTEMS
Kenneth Baimbridge } That the new Master of Engineering leadership
Marc Parlange (M.E.I.) in Smart Grid Energy Systems (S.G.E.S.)
degree program and its associated new course
code and courses be approved.
Approved
MASTER OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHD? IN HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS
Kenneth Baimbridge } That the new Master of Engineering leadership
Marc Parlange (M.E.I.) in High Performance Buildings (H.P.B.)
degree program and its associated new
course code and courses be approved.
Approved
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Curriculum Committee
See Appendix C: Curriculum Report
Dr Kenneth Baimbridge presented on behalf of the Senate Curriculum Committee
Kenneth Baimbridge } That the new courses, revised courses, and revised
Marc Parlange program brought forward by the faculties of Applied
Science, Arts, Commerce and Business
Administration, Forestry, Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies (Arts), law, and Medicine be approved.
Senator Baimbridge noted that in Applied Science, the Civil Engineering program was being
revised; in Arts, 20 new courses were proposed; in Commerce, a new taxation course was to be
considered; Forestry was proposing 5 new courses; Graduate Studies was proposing a new
course on Islamic art; Law was proposing new courses on condominium law and a separation of
the study of medical negligence law from health law; and Medicine was proposing a new special
topics course for Population and Public Health.
Approved
Senator Baimbridge noted for Senate's information that the Committee has dealt with 904
category 2 proposals over the year and the Committee and Senate have considered 254 category
1 proposals.
Library Committee
The Chair of the Senate Library Committee, Dr Lawrence Burr, presented.
ANNUAL REPORT
The Committee has devoted most of its effort to advise and assist the librarian in developing a
general program of library services for all the interests of the University.
The Committee received briefings from the University Librarian and other colleagues from the
Library (guest presenters named below), and offered guidance in the following areas:
• Results of library external review and development and implementation of library
strategic plan;
• Management of collections budget, given budgetary impact of currency exchange
fluctuations;
• Opening of Library PARC (Preservation and Archives) modular storage facility;
including tour of facility; Rue Ramirez, Associate University Librarian, Library PARC
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• Planned renovation to Koerner Library levels four and five; Simon Neame, Associate
University Librarian & Director, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
• Planned renovation of Asian Library facility;
• Library initiatives in the area of student mental health and wellbeing
Dr Burr further noted that the Library Committee supports the ongoing review of the Library
budget model by the UBC Strategy & Decision Support (SDS) unit. This review is the result, in
part, of the burden placed on the Library by the expansion of UBC's course and program
offerings. The Library brought these challenges to the attention of the Senate Curriculum
Committee this year. At the suggestion of Senator Baimbridge, the issue was presented to the
Council of Senates Budget Committee Vancouver Sub-Committee for discussion, and
subsequently referred to the SDS. The Committee looks forward to learning of the results of the
review in the 2016-2017 academic year, and working with the Library to implement the
recommendations of Strategy & Decision Support.
Nominating Committee
Dr Perry Adebar, presented on behalf of the Senate Nominating Committee.
Perry Adebar } That Dr David McDonald be appointed to the Senate
Susan Forwell Admissions Committee until 31 August 2017 and
thereafter until replaced;
That Dr Alan Richardson be appointed to the Senate
Committee on Appeals of Academic Standing until 31
August 2017 and thereafter until replaced;
That Mses Me Una Huang, Samatha So, andDanika
Coulbourn be appointed to the Senate Academic
Building Needs Committee until 31
March 2017 and thereafter until replaced;
That Mssrs Mark Bancroft and Nick Dawson be
appointed to the Senate Academic Policy Committee
until 31 March 2017 and thereafter until replaced;
That Mr Benjamin Fischer and Ms Taneille Johnson
be appointed to the Senate Admissions Committee
until 31 March 2017 and thereafter until replaced;
That Mssrs Benjamin Fischer and Nick Daw son be
appointed to the Senate Agenda Committee until 31
March 2017 and thereafter until replaced;
That Mssrs Steven Zbarsky and Mark Bancroft and
Ms Melina Huang be appointed to the Senate
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Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing
until 31 March 2017 and thereafter until replaced;
That Mses Danika Coulbourn, Miranda Huron and
Samantha So and Mssrs Ian Sapollnik and Daniel
lam be appointed to the Senate Curriculum
Committee until 31 March 2017 and thereafter until
replaced;
That Mses Taneille Johnson, Jolene loveday, and
Daphne Tse and Mr Mark Bancroft be appointed to
the Senate library Committee until 31 March
2017 and thereafter until replaced;
That Ms Ho Yi Kwan and Mssrs Steven Sbarsky and
Nick Dawson be appointed to the Senate Committee
on Student Appeals on Academic Discipline until 31
March 2017 and thereafter until replaced;
That Mses Miranda Huron and Ho Yi Kwan be
appointed to the Senate Awards Committee until 31
March 2017 and thereafter until replaced;
That Mr Daniel lam and Mses Melina Huang and
Samatha So be appointed to the Senate Teaching &
learning Committee until 31 March 2017 and
thereafter until replaced;
That Mses Kaidie Williams and Samantha So be
appointed to the Senate Tributes Committee until 31
March 2017 and thereafter until replaced;
That Mses Ava Maleki, Una Castro and Kaidie
Williams and Mr Jason Speidel be appointed to the
Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Mental Health and
Wellbeing;
That Mses Danika Coulbourn, Ava Maleki, and Una
Castro be appointed to the Senate Ad Hoc Committee
on Flexible learning;
That Mr Jason Speidel be appointed to Council of
Senates Vancouver Representative Committee 4 until
31 March 2017;
That Ms Daphne Tse and Mr Ian Sapollnik be
appointed to the Council Budget Committee until 31
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March 2017 and thereafter until replaced;
That Ms Miranda Huron be appointed to the Council
Elections Committee until 31 March 2017 and
thereafter until replaced; and
That Mses Taneille Johnson and Ava Maleki be
elected to the Council of Senates.
Approved
Committee on Student Appeals on Academic Discipline
The Committee Chair, Mr Tariq Ahmed, presented.
ANNUAL REPORT
Mr Ahmed advised that during the period from 1 May 2015 to 30 April 2016, the Senate Committee
heard six appeals involving students disciplined by the President upon the recommendation of the
President's Advisory Committee on Student Discipline. Of the six appeals considered by the Senate
Committee during the reporting period, one was allowed and five were dismissed.
Teaching & Learning Committee
Dean Blye Frank presented on behalf of the Committee
ANNUAL REPORT
Dean Frank advised that the Committee had spent a lot of time working on course syllabi over
the past year, noting that many students and the AMS have raised concerns regarding inadequate
information being present. As a result, the Teaching & Learning Committee had recommended
that the Senate Academic Policy Committee consider a policy mandating standardized
information and formats for course syllabi.
Dean Frank then commented that the Committee's second area of interest over the past year has
been student assessment methods and practices, and finally, the Committee has been working
towards better information sharing and communication with new faculty members on the
importance of teaching, and teaching resources and practices at UBC.
Dr Knight asked about teaching load with respect to technology in education and asked if the
committee was concerned about demands being placed on instructors due to use of technology.
Dean Frank replied that the Committee would be concerned about the impact of
technology but not in terms of teaching load, rather in terms of how technology affects
success in teaching and learning.
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Tributes Committee
See Appendix D: Emeritus Appointments
The Committee Chair, Dr Sally Thorne, presented.
Emeritus Appointments
Sally Thorne
Michael Coughtrie
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
Professor Emeritus, Associate Professor Emeritus,
Assistant Professor Emeritus, Senior Instructor
Emeritus, General librarian Emeritus or
Administrative librarian Emeritus be added to the
Roll of Convocation.
Approved
Ad Hoc Committee on Student Mental Health and Wellbeing
ANNUAL REPORT
Former Senator Jenna Omassi presented. She noted that in November 2014 a framework
document was developed on student mental health and wellbeing. The Committee is finishing
year 2 of its mandate and is working to imbed its principles in the standing committees so that its
work continues after it is discharged next year.
Reports from the Provost
DATA SCIENCE INTITUTE
Angela Redish
Simon Peacock
That Senate approve the establishment of the Data
Science Institute in the Faculty of Science, effective 1
July 2016.
Senator Baimbridge asked if there was a resource available on the meaning of academic units.
Associate Registrar Eaton advised that there was some fluidity around centres and
institutes, but that there were working definitions that could be distributed.
Approved
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Other Business
RESOLUTION OF THANKS
Paul Harrison
Seconded
Whereas the past year has been a time of many
challenges at this University; and
Whereas it has also been a time of great celebration
with UBC's centenary; and
Whereas the number of people who could have
successfully stepped into the role of President,
especially on such short notice, are very few; and
Whereas our President has shown extraordinary
leadership and stewardship of our University over the
past academic year;
be it resolved that:
The Senate express its thanks to President Emerita
Martha Cook Piper.
Approved
Unanimously
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:52 pm.
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Appendix A: Awards Report
New Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards
Maggie BURR Centennial Scholars Entrance Award In Music- A $4,000 entrance award is
offered annually by UBC Music alumna Maggie Burr (nee Margaret Sampson, BMus 1964), to
an outstanding domestic student entering UBC's BMUS program directly from secondary
schools, or transferring directly from other colleges and universities, in Canada or abroad.
Criteria for this entrance award includes demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in
the arts, community, athletics or school with preference given to students currently singing in
two choirs or who express an interest in majoring in Voice. Recipients are academically qualified
students with an interest in joining and contributing to the UBC Vancouver community but who
would not be able to attend UBC without significant financial assistance. Candidates must be
nominated by a member of their school or community. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Committee. (First Award Available
in the 2016/2017 Winter Session
CARITAS Centennial Scholars Major Entrance Award - Two $10,000 renewable entrance
awards are offered annually to outstanding domestic students entering UBC's Sauder School of
Business directly from secondary schools, or transferring directly from other colleges and
universities, in Canada or abroad. Criteria for these entrance awards include demonstrated
academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school. Recipients are
academically qualified students who would not be able to attend UBC without significant
financial assistance. Candidates must be nominated by a member of their school or community.
The awards are made on the recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award
Committee. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
CENTENNIAL Scholars Major Entrance Award - An anonymous donor offers annually
renewable entrance awards valued up to $40,000 over 4 years to outstanding students from
under-represented groups entering university directly from secondary schools, or transferring
directly from other colleges and universities, in Canada or abroad. Criteria for this entrance
award includes demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community,
athletics, or school. The recipient will be an academically qualified student with an interest in
joining and contributing to the UBC Vancouver community but who would not be able to attend
UBC without significant financial assistance. Subject to continued scholarship standing, the
awards will be renewed for a further three years of study or until the first undergraduate degree is
obtained (whichever is the shorter period). Candidates must be nominated by a member of their
school or community. The award is made on the recommendation of the Centennial Scholars
Entrance Award Committee. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Kate ROSS Centennial Scholars Major Entrance Award - A $4,000 renewable entrance
award is offered annually by Kate Ross (UBC's Associate Vice-President Enrolment Services
and Registrar) to outstanding domestic students entering university directly from secondary
schools, or transferring directly from other colleges and universities, in Canada or abroad.
Criteria for these entrance awards include demonstrated academic and leadership achievements
in the arts, community, athletics or school. Recipients are academically qualified students with
an interest in joining and contributing to the UBC Vancouver community but who would not be
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able to attend UBC without significant financial assistance. Subject to continued scholarship
standing, the awards will be renewed for a further three years of study or until the first
undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). Candidates must be
nominated by a member of their school or community. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Committee. (First Award Available
in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Bickford SYLVESTER Centennial Scholars Major Entrance Award - Renewable entrance
awards totalling $26,000, with a maximum award value of $10,000, each are offered annually in
memory of Dr. Bickford Sylvester to outstanding domestic students entering university directly
from secondary schools, or transferring directly from other colleges and universities, in Canada
or abroad. Criteria for this entrance awards includes demonstrated academic and leadership
achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school. The recipients will be academically
qualified students with an interest in joining and contributing to the UBC Vancouver community
but who would not be able to attend UBC without significant financial assistance. Subject to
continued scholarship standing, the awards will be renewed for a further three years of study or
until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). Candidates
must be nominated by a member of their school or community. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Committee. (First Award Available
in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
THE University Women's Club Vancouver Centennial Scholars Major Entrance Award -
Renewable entrance awards in the amount of $3,000 per year are offered annually by The
University Women's Club Vancouver to outstanding students from under-represented groups
entering university directly from secondary schools, or transferring directly from other colleges
and universities, in Canada or abroad. Criteria for this entrance award includes demonstrated
academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school. Recipients
will be an academically qualified students with an interest in joining and contributing to the UBC
Vancouver community but who would not be able to attend UBC without significant financial
assistance. Subject to continued scholarship standing, the awards will be renewed for a further
three years of study or until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter
period). Candidates must be nominated by a member of their school or community. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Committee. (First
Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
New Awards:
Dr. Mohinder Singh DHILLON Bursary - A $2,400 bursary is offered annually in honour of
Dr. Mohinder Singh Dhillon to undergraduate students of Punjabi ancestry studying in the
Faculty of Arts. Dr. Dhillon came to Canada in 1967, and while working and with his wife
Jasmer raising three children into professional careers, he devoted his time, energy, knowledge,
and talent to more than thirty community organizations, including service as an advisory board
member for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and for The University of Winnipeg's
Global College. In 2008, Dr. Dhillon received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of
Winnipeg. The bursary is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the
2016/2017 Winter Session)
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FACULTY of Forestry Bursary - Bursaries totalling $1,300 have been made available through
an endowment established by alumni and friends of the Faculty of Forestry for undergraduate
students in the Faculty of Forestry. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services (First Award
Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
FASKEN Martineau DuMoulin LLP Indigenous Entrance Scholarship - A $1,000 entrance
scholarship is offered by Fasken Martineau to an Indigenous student entering the J.D. program at
the Peter A. Allard School of Law who has demonstrated academic excellence and community
involvement. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Dr. Marion D. Francis Scholarship in Chemistry - Scholarships totalling $2,400 have been
made available through an endowment established by Dr. Marion D. Francis for students
studying Chemistry at the University. Dr. Francis received two degrees from UBC, a BA
Chemistry (1946) and an MA Chemistry (1949), followed by a PhD in Biochemistry from the
University of Iowa (1953). Throughout his career, Dr. Francis has remained committed to
scientific studies and has been recognized for his contributions winning the Award in Chemical
Industry and the Perkin Medal. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of
Chemistry and in the case of graduate students in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Stanley M GRANT Scholarship in English - Scholarships totalling $17,500 have been made
available through an endowment established by the Estate of Dr. Stanley M Grant for students
enrolled in the Department of English who have completed their first year. Dr. Grant (1924-
2015) was a graduate of UBC (BA Arts '49). He went on to obtain his MD with a specialty in
Pathology at McGill. Dr. Grant was the District Coroner in Nanaimo, BC for a number of years.
The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of English, and in the case of
graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First
Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Stanley M GRANT Scholarship in Mathematics - Scholarships totalling $35,000 have been
made available through an endowment established by the Estate of Dr. Stanley M Grant for
students enrolled in the Department of Mathematics who have completed their first year. Dr.
Grant (1924-2015) was a graduate of UBC (BA Arts '49). He went on to obtain his MD with a
specialty in Pathology at McGill. Dr. Grant was the District Coroner in Nanaimo, BC for a
number of years. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of
Mathematics, and in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate
and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
David HUYNH Leadership Award - A $1,500 award has been made available through an
endowment for a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce Degree Program at the Sauder
School of Business. The award supports a student who is involved in student activities and has
demonstrated genuine and exemplary leadership through an understanding of the following
values: investment in meaningful connections; holding others to the best version of themselves;
giving back to a world beyond their own. These are values David Huynh held and through his
actions and impact, taught to so many around him. At the age of 22, David Huynh passed away
before entering his final year at Sauder. David was an inspiring student leader within the Sauder
community and this award is a tribute and reminder of the legacy and lasting impact he had as a
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role model, mentor, leader and community-builder. He is remembered for his heart-warming
generosity, dedication to others, and passion for extra-curricular involvement where he invested
his time and energy to helping individuals realize their potential while taking every opportunity
to learn and develop. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First Award Available
in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Donald MACDOUGALL Memorial Bursary - A $1,000 bursary has been made available
through an endowment established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Donald
MacDougall for an undergraduate student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. 1. Raised by his
mother in Melbourne, Australia, Professor MacDougall supported himself through the University
of Melbourne and graduated with an LL.B. in 1956. He pursued graduate studies in conflicts law
at the University of Chicago. In 1965, he and his wife moved to Vancouver, where he was a
professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law where he taught and wrote extensively on Family
Law, Children and the Law, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, and Seniors and the Law. He
was a founding member of the International Society of Family Law, was the Managing Editor of
the Canadian Journal of Family Law, and served on boards for numerous legal societies, journals
and publications. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the
2016/2017 Winter Session)
MAJOR Entrance Scholarship - Scholarships valued up to $15,000 over two years are offered
annually by The University of British Columbia to outstanding domestic students entering
university directly from secondary schools in Canada or abroad. Criteria for these scholarships
include demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or
school. Subject to continued scholarship standing, the scholarships will be renewed for a second
year of study. Scholarships are awarded based on information provided in the Admission
Application and Personal Profile. The awards are made on the recommendation of Enrolment
Services. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
John MEECH Memorial Award - A $1,000 award is offered annually in memory of John
Meech to a mining engineering student who shows outstanding leadership skills. The award is
named in memory of Professor John Meech, a faculty member in the Department of Mining
Engineering for 26 years and whose dedication to the Faculty will never be forgotten. The award
is made on the recommendation of the Department of Mining Engineering, and in the case of
graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First
Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
SAUDER School of Business UBC Rugby Award - Awards totalling $5,000 are offered
annually to undergraduate students enrolled at the Sauder School of Business in any year of
study who are also members of the Men's or Women's Varsity Thunderbird Rugby teams, with
the total award value to be assigned equally between the Men's and Women's teams. This award
may be renewable provided the award recipient(s) maintain award standing and membership on
the Varsity Rugby team. If there is no Sauder School of Business student on one of the teams in
any given year, the full award value will be made available to the other team. The award is made
on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business in consultation with UBC Athletics.
(First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
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SAUDER School of Business UBC Soccer Award - Awards totalling $5,000 are offered
annually to undergraduate students enrolled at the Sauder School of Business in any year of
study who are also members of the Men's or Women's Varsity Thunderbird Soccer teams, with
the total award value to be assigned equally between the Men's and Women's teams. This award
may be renewable provided the award winning student(s) maintain award standing and
membership on the Varsity Soccer team. If there is no Sauder School of Business student on one
of the teams in any given year, the full award value will be made available to the other team. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business in consultation with
UBC Athletics. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
SERB-UBC Scholarship - Up to five scholarships of $24,000 per year for up to four years are
provided by India's Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). Scholarship recipients
will also receive funding from UBC to cover tuition costs. Up to five new scholarships will be
offered each year to outstanding PhD students in the fields of science, technology, engineering
and mathematics who are resident in India at the time of application. The scholarships are
available to students studying at either the Vancouver or Okanagan campus. Renewal of
scholarship funding for the full four years is conditional upon recipients making satisfactory
progress in their studies. The awards are made on the recommendation of SERB, in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017
Winter Session)
Gareth and Mae SHEARMAN Memorial Bursary - Bursaries totalling $3,500 have been
made available through an endowment established by the Estate of Violet Mae Shearman (1940-
2015). The bursaries will be awarded to undergraduate students who have completed their first
year of studies in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the Vancouver campus. Preference
will be given to students from the North Okanagan. Mae Shearman was extremely proud of
being a UBC graduate, having graduated with a Bachelor of Home Economics in 1963. She grew
up in the North Okanagan and struggled financially to complete her education at UBC. This
award is designed to support students who would have a similar background to that of Mrs.
Shearman's. Gareth (Gary) and Mae Shearman were married for over 42 years. (First Award
Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
SOUTHERN Medical Program Class of 2018 Bursary - Two bursaries of $1,250 are offered
annually to students entering their second year of the UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern
Medical Program. Funding is made possible through proceeds generated from the Southern
Medical Program Student Welcome Reception held in January every year. The award is
adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Jack and Mary STONE Award for Women in Business - A $4,000 award is offered annually
by Jack Stone to a female student enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce program at the Sauder
School of Business. Preference is given to a candidate specializing in marketing or finance who
has demonstrated leadership in the community. Jack and his late wife Mary believed strongly in
the importance of education to enable women to have successful careers. They have contributed
throughout their lives to higher education and want to encourage the recipient of this award to
consider this spirit of giving once they are secure in their careers. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017
Winter Session)
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Becky TARBOTTON Memorial Scholarship - A $2,000 scholarship has been made available
through an endowment established by the Tarbotton family and friends in memory of Rebecca
("Becky") Tarbotton, for a second-year graduate student in the School of Community and
Regional Planning (SCARP) in the Faculty of Applied Science who demonstrates exceptional
leadership and commitment in the fields of environmental and social justice. Becky was a vibrant
and inspirational leader and visionary who graduated from SCARP and dedicated her career to
protecting the environment and defending human rights. The award is made on the
recommendation of the School of Community and Regional Planning in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter
Session)
UNIVERSITY Entrance Scholarship - Scholarships valued up to $10,000 are offered annually
by The University of British Columbia to outstanding domestic students entering university
directly from secondary schools in Canada or abroad. Criteria for these scholarships include
demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school.
Scholarships are awarded based on information provided in the Admission Application and
Personal Profile. The awards are made on the recommendation of Enrolment Services. (First
Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Previously-Approved Awards with Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
Present Award Title and Description: Elizabeth and Leslie GOULD Entrance Scholarship
for Engineering - Up to 5 scholarships valued at $2,500 each are offered annually to
outstanding domestic or international students entering thoir first year of the Bachelor of Applied
Science program in Engineering. The awards are based primarily on the student's scholarly
achievement; however co-curricular activities and leadership potential will be considered.
Subject to continued scholarship standing, the scholarships may be renewed for a further three
years of study or until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter
period). The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science.
Proposed Award Title and Description: Elizabeth and Leslie GOULD Entrance
Scholarship for Engineering - Up to five scholarships valued at $2,500 each are offered
annually to outstanding domestic or international students entering any year level of the
Bachelor of Applied Science program in Engineering. The awards are based primarily on the
students' scholarly achievement; however co-curricular activities and leadership potential will be
considered. Subject to continued scholarship standing, the scholarships may be renewed for a
further three years of study or until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the
shorter period). The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: in collaboration with the Faculty of
Applied Science, to reflect the Faculty's desire for greater flexibility, we are opening the
award to any entering BASc student, regardless of year level.
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Present Award Title and Description: G. Gary Runka Award in Agricultural Soil Science -
A $1,000 award has been made available through an endowment established by family,
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professional colleagues and friends of Gary Runka for an undergraduate or graduate student in
the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. The recipient must be in good academic standing and
engaged in field studies of soils or land use and thoir interpretation for the wide range of land and
water uses that impact agriculture. Preference will be given to a candidate whose field project
focuses on biophysical information and land capability/suitability interpretation, mentoring and
field knowledge transfer amongst professionals in the soil sciences and/or enhances the
contribution of agriculture to building sustainable rural communities. This award is intended to
honour G. Gary Runka [BSc. Ag (Soils), 1961] whose contribution to land inventory, agriculture,
natural resource management and land use planning helped shape BC land use policy over five
decades. Gary was dedicated to the use of field knowledge as the basis for understanding and
resolving land and water use issues. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Land and Food Systems and, in the case of a graduate student, in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Proposed Award Title and Description: G. Gary Runka Award in Agricultural Soil Science
- A $1,000 award has been made available through an endowment established by family,
professional colleagues and friends of Gary Runka for an undergraduate or graduate student in
the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. The recipient must be in good academic standing and be
engaged in integration of field studies focused on soils or land use studies related to land and
water uses that impact agriculture and integrated resource management. Preference will be
given to a candidate whose field project focuses on biophysical information, land
capability/suitability interpretation, and, in collaboration with practicing professionals, the
transfer of soil science knowledge to enhance agriculture and its role in building sustainable
rural communities. This award honours G. Gary Runka [BSc. Ag (Soils), 1961] whose
contribution to land inventory, agriculture, integrated natural resource management and land
use planning helped shape British Columbia's land use policy over five decades. Gary was
dedicated to the use of field knowledge as the basis for understanding and resolving land and
water use issues. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Land and Food
Systems and, in the case of a graduate student, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donors' requests, and in
collaboration with the donors and the Faculty, we are changing the award description to
better identify those student candidates that work on the same issues Gary Runka was
passionate about and would therefore better fit the donors' original intention in
establishing this award.
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Present Award Title and Description: Hoegg Family MBA Scholarship - A $10,000
scholarship is offered annually by the Hoegg Family to the top female Canadian student entering
the Masters of Business Administration program at the Sauder School of Business. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business.
Proposed Award Title and Description: Hoegg Family MBA Scholarship: Two $15,000
scholarships are offered annually by the Hoegg Family to students entering the Masters of
Business Administration program at the Sauder School of Business. One award is directed to a
female International student and one to a female Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
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Recipients are selected based on academic merit and leadership skills. The awards are made
by the Sauder School of Business.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor's request, and in
collaboration with the Faculty, we are increasing the number of scholarships available
and the dollar value of each award; we are also including international students among
the eligible candidates and we are changing the selection criteria.
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Present Award Title and Description: India Club Prize in Asian Studies - A prize of $500,
donated by the India Club, is awarded to a student in the Asian Studies Department, with
particular interest in Hindi or Sanskrit courses. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Department.
Proposed Award Title and Description: Hindu Cultural Society & Community Centre of
BC Prize in Asian Studies - A $500 prize is offered annually through the Hindu Cultural
Society & Community Centre of BC, to a student in the Asian Studies Department, with
particular interest in Hindi or Sanskrit courses. This prize was originally established in 1977
by the India Club which was restructured in 2016. The Hindu Cultural Society &
Community Centre of BC has generously offered to continue the support of this prize in
honor of the India Club. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of
Asian Studies.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor's request, we have
changed the award title and description to reflect the donor's new name.
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Present Award Title and Description: Fluor Canada Ltd. Award in Mineral
Process Engineering - An award of $1,750 is offered annually by Fluor Canada Ltd., to a
student entering their 3rd or 4th year of a program leading to an undergraduate degree in Mineral
Process Engineering. Preference will be given to a student entering 4th year. Candidates must
have achieved at least a B average in their previous year of study and have demonstrated
leadership and initiative through organization of and/or participation in campus and community
activities. The award is made on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Mining
and Mineral Process Engineering.
Proposed Award Title and Description: Fluor Canada Ltd. Award in Mining Engineering -
An award of $1,750 is offered annually by Fluor Canada Ltd., to a student entering their 3rd or
4th year of a program concentrating on Mineral Process Engineering. Preference will be given
to a student entering 4th year. Candidates must have achieved at least a B average in their
previous year of study and have demonstrated leadership and initiative through organization of
and/or participation in campus and community activities. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Head of the Department of Mining Engineering.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: in collaboration with the Department,
we are changing the award title and description because UBC students concentrate on
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the area of Mineral Processing but do not pursue undergraduate degrees in this
discipline.
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Present Award Title and Description: India Club Scholarship in Music - A scholarship of
$500 is offered by the India Club to a student in the School of Music. The award is made on the
recommendation of the School.
Proposed Award Title and Description: Hindu Cultural Society & Community Centre of
BC Scholarship in Music - A $500 scholarship is offered annually through the Hindu
Cultural Society & Community Centre ofBC, to a student in the School of Music. This
scholarship was originally established in 1984 by the India Club which was restructured in
2016. The Hindu Cultural Society & Community Centre ofBC has generously offered to
continue the support of this scholarship in honor of the India Club. The award is made on
the recommendation of the School of Music.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor's request, we have
changed the award title and description to reflect the donor's new name.
#3780
Present Award Title and Description: Marion L. Pearson Scholarship in Pharmaceutical
Sciences - Scholarships totalling $1,400 have been endowed by Marion L. Pearson for
undergraduate students entering second or third year in Pharmaceutical Sciences who have
achieved excellence in Pharmacy Practice. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Proposed Award Title and Description: Marion L. Pearson Scholarship in Pharmaceutical
Sciences - Scholarships totalling $1,400 have been made available through an endowment
established by Marion L. Pearson for undergraduate students entering second or third year in
Pharmaceutical Sciences who have achieved excellence in medication management, which
represents a contemporary model of pharmacy oractice. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor's request, and in
collaboration with the Faculty, we are changing the wording "Pharmacy Practice " with
"Medication Management" to better fit the new Entry-to-Practice PharmD program.
#5000
Present Award Title and Description: NAIOP Real Estate Challenge Award - Eight $1,000
awards are offered annually by NAIOP Vancouver, the Commercial Real Estate Development
Association, to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce program at the Sauder School of
Business. The awards are given to students in the Real Estate Option who participate in the
annual NAIOP Real Estate Challenge and recognize the students' sacrifices of time and energy,
and dedication to excellence and teamwork. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Sauder School Business in consultation with the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate.
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Proposed Award Title and Description: NAIOP Real Estate Challenge Award - Awards
totalling $8,000 are offered annually by NAIOP Vancouver, the Commercial Real Estate
Development Association, to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce program at the
Sauder School of Business. The awards are given to students in the Real Estate Option who
participate in the annual NAIOP Real Estate Challenge and recognize the students' sacrifices of
time and energy, and dedication to excellence and teamwork. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Sauder School Business in consultation with the Centre for Urban
Economics and Real Estate.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor's request, we are
changing the description to allow greater flexibility in the assignment of the awards both
in terms of award value and number of awards given out.
#5125
Present Award Title and Description: University ofBC and University of Warwick
International Learning Award - The Moss Rock Park Foundation offers 2 awards valued at up
to $4,000 each for undergraduate or graduate students participating in a student exchange
program between UBC and the University of Warwick. The awards will be available to UBC
students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and to Warwick students
who are British citizens. The field of study is History, Political Science/Politics and English
Literature. Students need to demonstrate how their studies involve an aspect of Anglo-Canadian
relations. At the conclusion of their studies abroad, each student will provide the funder with a
summary of between 1,500-2,500 words explaining how their studies improved his/her
understanding of Anglo-Canadian relations. The award is made on the recommendation of Go
Global.
Proposed Award Title and Description: University ofBC and University of Warwick
International Learning Award - Two awards valued up to $5,000 each are offered annually
for undergraduate or graduate students participating in a student exchange program between
UBC and the University of Warwick. The awards will be available to UBC students who are
Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and to Warwick students who are British
citizens. The field of study is History, Political Science/Politics and English Literature, Creative
and Performing Arts, Math and Law. At the conclusion of their studies abroad, each student
will provide the funder with a summary of between 1,500-2,500 words explaining how their
studies improved his/her understanding of Anglo-Canadian relations. The award is made on the
recommendation of Go Global.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor's request for anonymity,
we are removing the donor's name from the description. The donor has also requested to
broaden eligibility criteria so as to include students in Creative and Performing Arts,
Math and law; finally, award value has been increased so that each student now
receives awards up to $5000 instead of $4000.
#6415
Present Award Title and Description: Paul Geyer Graduate Award in Biomedical
Engineering - Two awards of $2,000 have been endowed by Paul Geyer for graduate students in
the Biomedical Engineering Program in the Faculty of Applied Science. Preference is given to
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students with an entrepreneurial spirit, an interest in the local biomedical engineering industry,
and demonstrated leadership and communication skills. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or
Permanent Residents. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Proposed Award Title and Description: Geyer Family Award in Biomedical Engineering -
Two awards of $2,000 each have been made available through an endowment established by
Paul Geyer for undergraduate students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of
Canada and who are in the Biomedical Engineering Program in the Faculty of Applied Science.
Preference is given to students with an entrepreneurial spirit, an interest in the local biomedical
engineering industry and demonstrated leadership and communication skills. The award is made
on the recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor's request, we are
changing the award title and the award eligibility criteria, the latter change to better
reflect the donor's intention to have a larger pool of qualified students; in collaboration
with the donor and the Faculty, we have also increased the award value so that it can be
used by the Faculty to recruit students specifically interested in studies in Biomedical
Engineering.
#6589
Present Award Title and Description: Sutton MacGregor Doctoral Student Research
Award in Political Science - Two or more awards totalling $2,500 are offered annually to
students in the doctoral program in the Department of Political Science. The awards will cover
travel expenses directly related to the dissertation research and/or data collection cost. Students
must provide a rationale for their application and a budget demonstrating a clear link between the
need for the award and furtherance of their dissertation research. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Department of Political Science, in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Proposed Award Title and Description: Sutton MacGregor Doctoral Student Research
Award in Political Science - Awards totalling $5,000, with a maximum award value of
$2,500 each, are offered annually to students in the doctoral program in the Department of
Political Science. The awards will cover travel expenses directly related to the dissertation
research and/or data collection cost. Students must provide a rationale for their application and a
budget demonstrating a clear link between the need for the award and furtherance of their
dissertation research. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of
Political Science, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Rationale for Proposed Change - Type of Action: the donor wanted to be clear that
$5,000 will be provided each year. A maximum award will be $2,500. However, if
someone only needs $1,000 for their work, then that year might be an award of$l, 000,
$1,500 and $2,500. The intention is to provide an award size based on need, not a set
award amount each year.
Appendix B: New Programs
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FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
New programs, new course codes and new courses
Applied Science>Master of Health Leadership and Policy in Clinical Education;
NURS 531 (3) Theoretical Foundations of Clinical Education
Applied Science>Master of Engineering Leadership in Smart Grid Energy Systems;
SGES (Smart Grid Energy Systems) Course Code;
SGES 501 (6) Integration Project;
SGES 502 (3) Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems;
SGES 503 (2) Topics in Power and Energy;
SGES 531 (3) Smart Grid Communication Systems;
SGES 550 (2) Power Electronic Devices;
SGES 592 (2) Architecture for Learning Systems
Applied Science>Master of Engineering Leadership in High Performance Buildings;
HPB (High Performance Buildings) Course Code;
HPB 501 (3) Green Building Contemporary Practice;
ARCH 574 (3) Green Building Contemporary Practice;
HPB 502 (3) Regenerative Development;
ARCH 575 (3) Regenerative Development;
HPB 503 (3) Whole Building Energy Modelling and Simulation;
HPB 504 (3) Building Energy Systems Design;
HPB 505 (3) Capstone: Greening Existing Buildings;
HPB 506 (3) Capstone: New Building Energy Systems Design
Appendix C: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Revised program
Applied Science>Bachelor of Applied Science>Civil Engineering
FACULTY OF ARTS
New courses
ARTH 324 (3) Northern European Art and Culture II (1600-1700);
ARTH 350 (3) Grounding the Islamic Image;
ARTH 450 (3) Seminar in Art in the Islamic World; ARTH 410 (3) Seminar in African Art;
ARTH 479 (3) Performance Actions and Approaches;
VISA 479 (3) Performance Actions and Approaches;
VISA 375 (3) Artists in Society;
ASIA 301 (3) Buddhism in the Modern Era; ASIA 303 (3) Mahayana Buddhism;
ASIA 306 (3) Esoteric Buddhism;
ASIA 374 (3) Imagining Punjab;
CNTO 311 (3) Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers;
PERS 400 (3) Persian Short Story for Native and Heritage Speakers;
FNIS 260 (3/6)d Applied Learning: Collaborative Place-Based Research;
FNIS 360 (3/6)d Applied Learning: Collaborative Place-Based Research;
PORT 222 (3) Introduction to the Analysis of Portuguese and Brazilian Cultures;
PORT 405 (3-6)d Studies in Portuguese and Brazilian Culture;
MUSC 420 (3) Music Technology Capstone Project;
SOCI 101 (3) Social Interaction and Culture;
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SOCI102 (3) Inequality and Social Change;
SOCI469 (3) Queer Theory and Politics
FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
New and revised courses
BUSI 485 (3) Taxes and Decision Making;
COMM 452 (3) Taxes and Decision Making
FACULTY OF FORESTRY
New courses
HGSE 310 (3) First Nations and Canada: (Re)writing History;
HGSE 311 (3) Law and Governance: Indigenous and European Traditions;
HGSE 312 (3) Perspectives on Reconciliation;
HGSE 313 (3) Reconciliation and Resource Management;
HGSE 314 (3) Reconciliation and Communities
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
New course
Arts
ARTH 550 (3) Studies in Art in the Islamic World
FACULTY OF LAW
New and revised courses
LAW 382 (3) Health Law;
LAW 434 (3) Medical Negligence Law;
LAW 442 (3) Condominium Law
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
New course
SPPH 381 (1.5/3)d Selected Topics
Appendix D: Emeritus Appointments
Last Name
First Name
Emeritus Title
Atwater
James W.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Bevier
Mary Lou
Senior Instructor Emeritus of Earth and Ocean
Sciences
Blair
Norman Peter
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Bradfield
Gary E
Associate Professor Emeritus of Botany
Brownsey
Roger W
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology
Bryant
Lee Ann F
General Librarian Emeritus
Cochrane
Douglas
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Cohen
David H
Professor Emeritus of Wood Science
Dean
Elizabeth
Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy
Derksen
Ruth
Senior Instructor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Elliot
Robin M
Professor Emeritus of Law
Finley
Richard John
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Gascoyne
Randall
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Pathology
Halstead
Anne Catherine
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of
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Pathology
Harrison
Rosamund
Louise
Professor Emeritus of Oral Health Sciences
Hay
John
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Kim
Helen Hyun-Ja
General Librarian Emeritus
Kirkpatrick
David G
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
Li
David Kwok-
Boon
Professor Emeritus of Radiology
Lowe
Alan Arthur
Professor Emeritus of Oral Health Sciences
Mortensen
James K
Professor Emeritus of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Nakamura
Masao
Professor Emeritus of Commerce and Business
Administration
O'Neill
Brian
Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Work
Oum
Tae Hoon
Professor Emeritus of Commerce and Business
Administration
Paterson
Robert K
Professor Emeritus of Law
Reeder
Kenneth F
Professor Emeritus of Language and Literacy
Education
Romilly
Douglas
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mechanical
Engineering
Saltman
Judith
Professor Emeritus of Library, Archival and
Information Studies
Seixas
Peter
Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Sheps
Samuel B
Professor Emeritus of Population and Public
Health
Smith
James Leslie
Professor Emeritus of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Stanton
Susan Jennifer
Associate Professor Emeritus of Occupational
Science and Occupational Therapy
Stephenson
Mary Sue
Senior Instructor Emeritus of Library, Archival
and Information Studies
Sullivan
T. Richard
Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Work
Sullivan
Thomas
Priestlay
Professor Emeritus of Applied Biology
Tester
Frank
Professor Emeritus of Social Work
Thompson
Peggy
Associate Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing
Townsend-
Gault
Charlotte
Professor Emeritus of Art History, Visual Art and
Theory
Tsui
Joseph
Professor Emeritus of Neurology
Warriner
Charles Brian
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesia, Pharmacology
and Therapeutics
Williams
Richard
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Wynn
Graeme C
Professor Emeritus of Geography

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