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 aplaceofmind Vancouver Senate
www.senate.ubc.ca
THE  UNIVER5ITYOF BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 15 APRIL 2015
Attendance
Present: Prof. A. Gupta (Chair), Dr K. Ross (Secretary), Mr J. Abaki, P. Adebar, Mr T. Ahmed, Dr R. Anstee, Dr S.
Avramidis, Mr A. Bailey, Dr K. Baimbridge, Dr L. Burr, Dr A. Collier, Dean M. Coughtrie, Prof. B. Craig, Mr N.
Dawson, Mr K. D'Souza, Mr W. Dunford, Dr D. Farrar, Dr S. Forwell, Dr D. Gillen, Mr S. Haffey, Dr P. Harrison,
Dean R. Helsley, Dr A. Ivanov, Mrs. C. Jaeger, Dr P. Keown, Dr S. Knight, Mr H. Leong, Dr P. Loewen, Mr W.
McNulty, Mr K. Madill, Ms A. Maleki, Dr C. Marshall, Ms K. Melton, Mr D. Munro, Dr C. Naus, Ms J. Omassi, Dr
I. Parent, DeanM. Parlange, Dean S. Peacock, Dr G. Peterson, Dean S. Porter, Mr A. Rezaiean-Asel, Dr A.
Riseman, Dr L. Rucker, Dr Ruitenberg, Ms G. Sangha, Dr B. Sawatzky, Dr T. Schneider, Ms S. Simon, Dr S.
Singh, Dr R. Sparks, Ms S. Sterling, Mr J. Tang, Dr R. Tees, Dr S. Thorne, Dr L. Walker, Mr E. Zhao.
Regrets: Dean G. Averill, Ms E. Biddlecombe, Dean M. Bobinski, Ms M. Chartrand, Dr P. Choi, Dr A. Dulay,
Dean B. Frank, Dr J. Gilbert, Dr C. Godwin, Chancellor L. Gordon, Prof. B. Gould, Dr F. Granot, Mr S. Gurm, Ms
M. Hatai, Dean J. Innes, Dr B. Lalli, Dr P. Marshall, Dr P. Meehan, Dr L. Nasmith, Dr C. Nislow, Dr N. Perry,
Dean C. Shuler, Dean G. Stuart, Dr J. Plessis, Mr T. Tanaka. Dr J. Thieme, Dr R. Topping, Ms S. Vohra, Dr R.
Wilson, DrD. Witt, DeanR. Yada,
Recording Secretary: Mr C. Eaton.
Call to Order
The Chair of Senate, Professor Arvind Gupta, called the eighth regular meeting of the Vancouver
Senate for the 2014/2015 academic year to order at 6:02 pm.
Senate Membership
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES FOR 2015-2016
The Registrar, Dr Kate Ross, introduced the new and continuing student representatives to
Senate for terms from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and thereafter until replaced (unless
otherwise noted):
Applied Science: Mr Armin Rezaiean-Asel
Arts: Mr Daniel Munro (continuing)
Commerce and Business Administration: Mr Tyler Tanaka
Dentistry: Mr Sukhpaul Gurm (continuing)
Education: Ms Melanie Chartrand (until 31 October)
Forestry: Ms Sonam Vohra (until 31 October)
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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: Ms Sarah Simon and Mr Nick Dawson
Land and Food Systems: Ms Ava Maleki
Law: Mr Josh Abaki
Medicine: Mr Karan D'souza
Pharmaceutical Sciences: Mr Jacky Tang
Science: Ms Kaitlyn Melton
Members at-large: Ms Marjan Hatai, Ms Jenna Omassi, Mr Gurvir Sangha, Mr Aaron Bailey,
(continuing), and Mr Eric Zhao, (continuing).
SENATE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The Secretary issued a call for nominations for two student representatives to serve on the Senate
Nominating Committee
VICE-CHAIR OF SENATE
The Secretary informed Senate that in response to the call for nominations issued, one senator
had put his name forward for the position of Vice-Chair of Senate, and thus Senator Eric Zhao
was acclaimed as elected as Vice-Chair until 31 March 2016.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Richard Anstee }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 18 March 2015
Richard Tees be adopted as corrected.
Correction: Page 8, "UBC will work worth.."
should read "UBC will work with.."
Approved as
corrected
Remarks from the Chair
At the request of the President, the Provost, Dr Farrar, presented an update on the budget of the
University as approved by the Board of Governors the day prior. He advised that the priority for
the budget was supporting the hiring of outstanding faculty, and the challenged we faced was to
do so in our fiscal environment. The Provost then outlined the key constraints on our budget,
and noted that UBC's last fiscal year had a $14 million surplus. He further advised that although
the provincial grant had fallen by $7 million, UBC needed to acknowledge that the Province was
still providing around $0.5 Billion in grant funding to UBC.
Senator Bailey asked if the Vantage budget was contingent on the motion on the floor today.
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The Provost replied that the programs to be considered were for both the Okanagan
(Management, Applied Science) and Vancouver (Applied Science) campuses, but that
most of the new enrolment and budgetary effects were for the Okanagan campus.
Senator Bailey asked how donations were reflected.
The Provost replied that if they went into the endowment, those revenues are realized on
an annual basis; if not endowed, they went into the budget on an annual basis.
Tributes Committee
DR SYDNEY FRIEDMAN
Dr Sydney Murray Friedman was a pioneer for medical education in British Columbia. He was
born in Montreal in 1916 and, after a period in the Canadian Air Force, earned his MD and PhD
from McGill University. In 1949, he was recruited to UBC as the first faculty member in the
newly-created Faculty of Medicine. He and his wife, Dr Constance Livingstone-Friedman, set
about developing a new department and medical school. They travelled the world studying
medical buildings to help envision what was needed for UBC. The building they helped design
was constructed in 1961 and later named the Friedman Building in their honour.
Introducing the teaching of anatomy in a new venue was challenging: the first class of 60
students was mainly taught in large huts that had been previously built for the School of
Architecture, and a room in a dairy barn served as the storage site for cadavers. But Dr
Friedman's philosophy as a teacher of anatomy was different from that of most basic scientists.
In contrast to the practice of anatomy teaching in most other medical schools, Dr Friedman
believed in relating the teaching of gross anatomy to clinical practice, and he integrated it with
histology, radiology, and neuroanatomy. Dr Friedman taught 3-D living anatomy and
successfully bridged the gap with other basic sciences, such as physiology and biochemistry.
Dr Friedman played a leading role in the establishment of the UBC Hospital and the growth of
the University throughout the 1950s and 1960s. His numerous contributions to the University
included 25 years of service as a Senator. He was Professor and Head in the Department of
Anatomy at UBC from 1950-1981, during which time he established himself as Canada's
foremost expert in anatomy. In addition to his medical training, Dr Friedman was also an avid
artist and accomplished medical illustrator. His visual approach to anatomy was demonstrated in
his teaching and, with the help of his wife, he also wrote and illustrated a popular textbook
entitled Visual Anatomy:
Dr Friedman was also the first in the Faculty of Medicine to obtain research funding. He and his
wife published over 200 articles, including many hallmark studies on the role of sodium in
hypertension. He was a founding member of the BC Heart Foundation and received many
awards and honours over the course of his career, including election as a Fellow of the Royal
Society of Canada in 1962, the Outstanding Service Award from the Heart Foundations of
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Canada in 1981, and the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Canadian Hypertension
Society in 1987.
The Friedmans' contributions to UBC have been selfless and generous. To encourage students to
pursue a well-rounded education, Dr Friedman and his wife created the UBC Friedman Travel
Award, the Constance Livingstone-Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation, and the UBC
Friedman Scholars Program. After the passing of his wife of 70 years in 2011, Dr Friedman
made substantial donations to the Museum of Anthropology and also donated his award-winning
home near campus to the University.
Dr Friedman's determination and spirit helped create the world-class Faculty of Medicine at
UBC today, leaving a lasting legacy. He will be remembered for his significant contributions to
the Department of Anatomy, the Faculty of Medicine, and the University.
To his family and friends, the Senate and the University of British Columbia offers its
condolences and thanks.
THE REVEREND PROFESSOR WILLIAM NICHOLLS
The Reverend Professor William Nicholls was born in England in 1921 and was educated at St
John's College, Cambridge. After serving in the Anglican ministry in England and Scotland, he
taught at the University of Manitoba before coming to UBC in 1961. At UBC, he formed one of
the first non-sectarian, comparative programs of religious studies in Canada, and the first in the
province. Professor Nicholls served Senate as a representative from the Faculty of Arts from 1963
to 1966. Religious Studies attained full department status in 1964, with Professor Nicholls as its
first Head. He served in this position until his retirement in 1983.
Professor Nicholls was one of the founders of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion and
the first editor of its journal, Studies in Religion. He was a visionary for academic religious
studies in Canada, calling for broad comparative study of all religions.
To his family and friends, the Senate and the University of British Columbia offers its
condolences and thanks.
DR ANTHONY DALTON SCOTT
Regarded as among the founders of modern resource economics, Dr Anthony (Tony) Dalton
Scott was a leader in the field. Over his 36 year career, he published more than 100 papers and
multiple books, including several editions of Samuelson and Scott's Economics, which provided
an introduction to economics for thousands of Canadian university students.
After completing undergraduate degrees in Commerce and Arts at UBC, Dr Scott continued his
graduate studies at Harvard and the London School of Economics. In 1953, he joined the
Department of Economics at UBC, serving as Chair from 1967 to 1971. He was a key figure
during the department's expansion throughout that period, and its establishment of a prominent
national and international presence in both research and graduate education.
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Dr Scott served on the Senate from 1963 to 1975. After his retirement in 1989, UBC conferred
upon him an Honorary Doctor of Letters in 1992 in recognition of his pioneering contributions to
the field of resource economics.
Dr Scott was the recipient of several honours and awards, including election as a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada in 1969, an Honourary Doctorate from the University of Guelph in
1980, and appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1982. In 1987, he received the
Innis-Gerin Medal, awarded by the Royal Society of Canada for a distinguished and sustained
contribution to the literature of the social sciences. Two fellowships have been endowed to
honour Dr Scott's important contributions to UBC and the Vancouver School of Economics.
To his family and friends, the Senate and the University of British Columbia offers its
condolences and thanks.
Sally Thorne }        That Senate approve the Memorial Minutes for Dr
Philip Loewen Sydney M. Friedman, the Reverend Professor
William Nicholls, and Dr Anthony Dalton Scott,
that they be entered into the Minutes of Senate and
copies be sent to the family of the deceased.
Approved
Admission & Curriculum Committees
The Vice-Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Mrs Carol Jaeger, presented.
MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE/MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Carol Jaeger }        That the new Master of Architecture
Richard Anstee (M.Arch.j/Master of landscape Architecture
(M.I. A.) dual degrees program option be
approved.
Senator Bailey noted that two programs were being merged, and that given that there was an
efficiency in the number of credits required, he asked what the justification was for the higher
price.
Senator Jaeger replied that the price wasn't higher: as per our standard policy, the fee
would be the fee for both programs combined; the benefit to students was the time saved,
not a discount on fees.
Senator Munro asked if students could change from a single program to the dual and vice-versa.
Senator Jaeger replied that there were ways for remove oneself from a program, but it
was more difficult to be integrated into the dual degrees program as it was cohort-based.
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Approved
UBC VANTAGE COLLEGE APPLIED SCIENCE (ENGINEERING) STREAM
See Appendix A: Vantage College
Carol Jaeger }        That the new International Program Engineering
Robert Sparks Stream and its associated new courses VANT150
(2), 151 (1) brought forward by UBC Vantage
College and the Faculty of Applied Science be
approved; and
That the revised Bachelor of Applied Science
admissions requirements and the new courses
APSC 172 (3), 173 (3), 178 (4), 180 (3), 182 (3),
183 (3) brought forward by UBC Vantage College
and the Faculty of Applied Science be approved.
Senator Anstee noted that the program, as per the SAC discussion, was to admit students based
on the UBC Vancouver standards, not the Okanagan standards; the key difference being the 85%
average required versus 70%.
Secondly, Senator Anstee proposed an amendment to the courses proposed to state that they
were restricted to Vantage College students.
Richard Anstee
Philip Loewen
}        That APSC 172, 173, 178, 180, 192, and 183 be
amended to include "Restricted to students
registered in the International Program "
Senator Anstee expressed his concern that the Vantage courses could be taken in the
future by other students, and that he felt that this change should be brought forward to
Senate.
Senator Jaeger replied that the Faculty of Applied Science agreed that they would
consult if there were any changes in the future and that these changes would be
brought forward through the Senate process, but noted that these were UBC
courses and that she did not think the restriction proposed was needed.
Amendment not
approved
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Senator Dawson asked what the strategy would be for transition from year 1 to 2 in the Applied
Science program.
Senator Jaeger replied that the both the Faculty's Student Service unit and the
Engineering Undergraduate Society wanted to make these students feel welcome in the
Faculty, noting that it was important to having these students become involved in UBC.
Senator Bailey asked if the budget was made in consideration of this motion being considered.
With consent of Senate, the Vice-Provost, Dr Redish replied, stating that should the
motion not pass, the enrolment target would be difficult to meet. The budget will be
subject to fluctuations and this is why we have a contingency.
Senator Bailey expressed a concern on us budgeting and marketing prior to Senate approving
them as this placed undue influence on Senate to approve the material. He suggested that the
Student Senate Caucus would like an update on Vantage College, specifically how the current
students in Vantage are feeling about the program.
With consent of Senate, Dr Joanna Fox, Principal Pro Tem. of Vantage College advised
that they did update the Student Senate Caucus in April and also with the AMS. We
planned a further update for the AMS and would be happy to do so for Senate for May.
Senator Rezaian-Abel said that Vantage students would be sorted into programs based on their
averages and interests, but noted that 2n year was mucl
less support. He asked how we planned to address that.
averages and interests, but noted that 2n year was much more difficult and students would have
Senator Jaeger replied that the coursework was slightly different due to the English
instruction, but it was comparable with the normal year 1 program, so we would have
good data on their chances of success. We would continue to monitor all students for
student success and would be able to query these students on a term-by-term basis.
Senator Melton noted that the proposal stated that there was space on both campuses for Vantage
students, but were there spaces set aside in each program?
Senator Jaeger replied that the 2n year in the Okanagan had a common 2n year, and so
students for the Okanagan would move into that common year. For Vancouver, the
students will be evaluated along with all other students for their averages and personal
profile. There weren't specific spaces in each program however; it would be competitive.
Senator Zhao noted that 3 courses normally taken as part of APSC 1 were not included and these
would have to be completed later. He asked if this would mean students would need to take extra
time.
Senator Jaeger replied that it depends on what other activities student would like (co-op,
leadership, use of summer, etc.). We couldn't fit everything plus English and language
into year 1.
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Senator Zhao asked what would happen if students didn't meet transition requirements.
Senator Jaeger replied that the students would continue in year 1 and had to meet all
requirements to transition. The case-by-case language was to reflect that we would look
at individual circumstances.
The Student Senator for Law asked if we had the resources in year 1 and beyond to support
further students.
Senator Jaeger replied that as part of the Vantage budget, new faculty would be hired to
allow for new faculty members and other resources needed on both campuses.
Senator Knight noted that Vantage would meet ELAS, but asked if students would also gain 1st
year language skills.
Senator Jaeger 1 replied that in addition to the Vantage courses, students would complete
the regular 1st year technical communications course in the summer and then also a 2n
year technical communications course.
Senator Melton asked to what extent has the student feedback from the current program been
taken into consideration for the proposed program.
Dr Fox replied that Vantage was responding in multiple ways to the feedback from
students, and we have shared that with the AMS and student senators.
Main motion
approved
UBC VANTAGE COLLEGE MANAGEMENT STREAM
Carol Jaeger }        That the new International Program Management
Robert Sparks Stream, and the Bachelor of Management
transition requirements brought forward by
UBC Vantage College be approved; and
That the new MGMT (Management) course code
and new courses MGMT 100 (3), 200 (3) brought
forward by UBC Vantage College be approved.
Senator Omassi noted that these Okanagan students would spend their first Winter Session on the
Vancouver campus. She noted that the summer would be difficult for integration given how the
Okanagan campus was used in the summer.
Dr Fox replied that we had been thinking about engaging the students across both
campuses. One plan is to ensure that their orientation brings them to both campuses, but
this would still be in the summer. We have also been thinking about academic integration
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in the Winter Session. One idea is to integrate them into Okanagan's undergraduate
research conference. We want to create bridges between student services across the
campuses in the same way Vantage does with the faculties on Vancouver.
Senator D'Souza asked why the key foundational courses for management were occurring on the
Okanagan and only with Vantage students. Management programs were project-based and
students would need to do this in year 3, so why weren't they being integrated earlier, especially
as 28 out of 30 students surveyed had expressed this as their key concern.
Dr Fox replied that the BMgt was an Okanagan-only program and it was 2+2, so there
wasn't much management in year 2. MGMT 100 and 200 are often taken by students in
2n year but we wanted students exposed to management earlier. All students will do a
project course in year 1 and then be integrated into the regular management cohort in
year 2.  She noted that Management was restructuring its curriculum and that they could
look at this.
Senator D'Souza asked why math and statistics aren't being taken in year 1.
Dr Fox replied that they took the courses for year 1 based on common minors taken by
Management students so that they would have that foundation if they chose.
Approved
Curriculum Committee
The Vice-Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Mrs Carol Jaeger, presented.
APRIL CURRICULUM REPORT
See Appendix B: Curriculum Report
Carol Jaeger }        That the new and revised courses and revised
Santokh Singh programs brought forward by the faculties of
Applied Science, Arts, Forestry, Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies (land and Food Systems,
and Science), land and Food Systems, and
Science be approved.
Approved
Nominating Committee
The Committee Chair, Dr Richard Tees, presented.
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COMPOSITION OF THE STUDENT AWARDS COMMITTEE
Richard Tees } That the composition of the Senate Student Awards
Susan Forwell be amended to change "Director, Student Financial
Services " to "Associate Registrar & Director,
Student Support and Advising"
Approved
SENATE STUDENTS AWARDS COMMITTEE - CHANGE OF NAME
Richard Tees } That the name of the Senate Student Awards
Stavros Avramidis Committee be changed to the Senate
Awards Committee.
Senator Harrison asked why we were expanding the Committee's remit to include non-
student awards.
Senator Tees replied that the Committee's terms of reference and the University
Act already made clear that the responsibility was for all awards; the only limiting
factor was the title selected for the Committee.
NB: Senator Harrison requested that his abstention to the previous motion be noted in
the minutes.
Approved
CHANGES TO COMMITTEE MEMBERSHD7S
Richard Tees } That Dr Stavros Avramidis and Mr William McNulty
Philip Loewen be appointed to the Senate Committee on Appeals on
Academic Standing until 31 August 2017 and
thereafter until replaced, to replace Prof. Bonnie
Craig and Mr Haymen leong.
Approved
APPOINTMENTS TO THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE SELECTION OF A
VICE-PROVOST AND ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT CAREER AND PERSONAL EDUCATION
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Richard Tees } That Mr Aaron Bailey, Dean Blye Frank, Mrs Carol
Nick Dawson Jaeger, andDr Paul Keown be appointed to the
President's Advisory Committee for the Selection of
a Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Career
and Personal Education.
With consent of Senate, Dr Francis Andrew spoke for the Department of Continuing Studies. He
asked why we were having an appointment committee for a position that does not yet exist.
The Provost replied that this position was growing out of the Provost's Office in part from our
work on professional graduate programs. He noted that there was a lot of interest in and need for
support in that area, and the Board in particular had encouraged UBC to move towards more
executive and professional education programs. He advised that there was an existing Associate
Provost position in his office that supported these activities, and that the transition to a Vice-
Provost role was to signify ongoing support at a high level.
Senator Sterling asked why no convocation members were nominated.
Senator Tees replied that UBC Policy 18 specified where the Senate appointees were to
come from, and that there were no specific positions set aside for convocation members.
Senator Haffey noted that the President could appoint a convocation senator.
Senator Ruitenberg asked when and were would a conversation occur regarding the
responsibilities of this new office, especially in relation to the responsibilities of the faculties.
Dr Farrar replied that there was no intent to threaten the autonomy of faculties. There
were a number of vice-provost positions in his office that dealt with a variety of areas,
and that in this instance he was aware that some faculties, for instance Commerce, was
not interested in participating.
Senator Singh asked how this position would affect the budget, noting that last year, we said that
cuts would come from the centre but here we are creating a new administrative layer.
The Provost replied that it would be budget neutral; a position already exists it would just
be adjusted to be at the right level.
Senator Loewen asked if there already was such position why are were undertaking the search
process.
The Provost replied that we have formal processes to undertake to consider the
appointment of a senior academic administrator such as a vice-provost, and that we could
not assume that the incumbent associate provost would necessarily assume the new role.
Dr Andrew asked if we would be changing the reporting structure for Continuing Studies.
The Provost replied that there was no intent at this time.
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Approved
NB: Senator Bailey requested that his abstention to the previous motion be noted in the minutes.
Awards Committee
Senator Avramidis presented on behalf of the Committee.
APRIL AWARDS REPORT
See Appendix C: Awards Report
Stavros Avramidis } That Senate accept the awards as listed and forward
Lawrence Burr them to the Board of Governors for approval; and
that letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Senator Singh asked how Science would pick the department for the PhD award.
Senator Avramidis replied that it would be up to the faculty.
Dean Peacock replied that it has been in place for a number of years and is offered to all
PhD students in the Faculty of Science for their first 4 years of study.
Approved
Reports from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Michael Coughtrie } That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of
Richard Tees Governors the establishment of the 'John McNeill
Excellence in Health Research Mentor ship Award'
to be awarded annually according to the attached
guidelines.
Dean Coughtrie explained the rationale for the new award.
Senator Baimbridge noted that the two-year minimum was a very short period of time to assess
excellence.
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Dean Coughtrie agreed, but stated that he expected that those who were much further on
would often win this award.
Approved
Reports from the Faculty of Science
Simon Peacock }
Richard Anstee
That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of
Governors the establishment of the 'UBC
Mathematics and Pacific Institute for the
Mathematical Sciences Faculty Award' to be
awarded annually according to the attached
guidelines.
Dean Peacock explained that this award was the initiative of Anton Kuipers and Darrell Duffie.
Approved
Report from the Provost
REICHWALD FAMILY UBC SOUTHERN MEDICINE PROGRAM CHAIR IN PREVENTATIVE
MEDICINE
David Farrar
Susan Forwell
That Senate approve the establishment of a new
chair, to be named the Reichwaid Family UBC
Southern Medicine Program Chair in Preventative
Medicine.
Approved
Other Business
MOTION OF CENSURE OF ATHLETICS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEEE
Stanley Knight
Sean Haffey
That the Senate censure the University "Athletic
Management Committee " (AMC - President, VP -
Students, Manager of Athletics and Recreation) for
designing, implementing, and maintaining the
"Sports Targeting Review " (STR) process in
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violation of the University Guiding Principles for
decision making and policy development cited in the
Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy.
Dr Knight outlined his motivation for his motion, expressing his and community concern for the
process undertaken by UBC in its Sports Targeting Review, and suggested that UBC needed to
examine how it had operated.
The Chair confirmed for Senate that he had had no involvement in the process.
Senator Baimbridge noted that the motion referenced "sanction" or "discipline" and asked what
he meant by that.
Dr Knight replied that his intent was for whatever mechanisms UBC had available to deal
with errors by personnel to be invoked.
Senator Burr asked what the timeframe was for the sports review.
Senator Knight replied that the process was undertaken roughly two years ago.
In follow up, Senator Burr noted that the Mental Health policy was only approved in
November 2014; he asked if Senator Knight asking that it be applied retrospectively.
Dr Knight replied that while the review process was completed, it still had
ongoing and lasting effects upon athletics and UBC.
Senator Harrison noted that the policy referred to was not a policy of Senate, but rather a
framework approved by Senate for its own internal use in considering policies and action.
He stated that it was inappropriate to be used as a basis of an argument for a review of a
procedure not of a Senate committee.
Senator Forwell noted that the motion was targeting the "Athletics Management Committee"
(AMC); she asked if this group was just following the directions given to them by the University
and if so, how can we censure them for doing their jobs.
Senator Knight replied that it was a matter of how they went about doing so.
Senator Sterling expressed her empathy for students, but in our budget era she struggled with
being everything to everybody. She respected that 3400 people had signed a petition in concern,
but suggested that UBC needed to be responsible with public money and think about where we
can best focus our efforts.
Senator Sparks noted that Senate discontinued a program in the 1980s when UBC and BC were
going through difficulty, and that a lot of the response to that decision was to determine how we
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could help affected students; he asked if Senator Knight's group has thought about how they
could help those students negatively affected by the Sports Targeting Review.
Senator Knight replied that yes his group had done so, but argued that UBC too had a
responsibility.
Motion not
approve
NB: Senators Bailey and Munro requested that their abstentions to the previous motion be noted
in the minutes.
IN CAMERA - Tributes Committee
HONORARY DEGREES
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.
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Appendix A: Vantage College
VANTAGE COLLEGE
New program stream, and new courses.
UBC Vantage College>Program Requirements>Engineering Stream; UBC Vantage
College>Admission>Engineering Stream; UBC Vantage College>Transition into UBC
Degree Programs>Engineering Stream; VANT150 (2) Sustainability and Engineering
Design; VANT 151 (1) Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Project
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCDZNCE
Revised program, and new courses.
Applied Science>Bachelor of Applied Science>Admission>Transition from UBC
Vantage College Engineering Stream; APSC 172 (3) Engineering Analysis I; APSC 173
(3) Engineering Analysis II; APSC 178 (4) Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves; APSC
180 (3) Statics; APSC 182 (3) Matter and Energy I; APSC 183 (3) Matter and Energy II
UBC VANTAGE COLLEGE
New program stream.
UBC Vantage College>Program Requirements>Management Stream; UBC Vantage
College>Admission>Management Stream; UBC Vantage College>Transition into UBC
Degree Programs>Management Stream
UBC VANTAGE COLLEGE
New course code, and new courses.
MGMT (Management Course Code); MGMT 100 (3) Introduction to Canadian Business;
MGMT 200 (3) Personal and Corporate Social Responsibility
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Appendix B: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCDZNCE
Revised program
Nursing>Bachelor of Science in Nursing>Degree Requirements>Interprofessional
Education
FACULTY OF ARTS
New courses
GERM 409 (3) Special Topics in German Cinema (in English); RUSS 112 (3) Russian
for Singers; SCAN 337 (3) Scandinavian Cinema (in English); SCAN 415 (3) The World
of the Sagas (in English); ENGL 480 (3-12)d Asian Canadian and/or Asian Transnational
Studies; FHIS 334 (3) The Afterlife of the Text: Rewritings and Adaptations; PORT 110
(3) Elementary Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers; PORT 210 (3) Intermediate
Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers; PORT 308 (3) Portuguese for Business (in
Portuguese); SPAN 303 (3) Conversational Spanish for Advanced Speakers; SPAN 309
(3) Business Spanish of International Trade in the Hispanic World (in Spanish); SPAN
411 (3) Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics.
FACULTY OF FORESTRY
New courses
CONS 127 (3) Observing the Earth from Space; FOPR 264 (4) Geomatics, Forest Access
and Transportation
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
LAND AND FOOD SYSTEMS
New course
LFS 530 (3/6)c Directed Studies; PLNT 542 (3) Grapevine and Berry Crop Biology
SCIENCE
New courses
PHYS 565 (3) Applications of Radioisotopes in Science and in Medicine
FACULTY OF LAND AND FOOD SYSTEMS
New courses
APBI 413 (3) Stress and Coping in Animals; APBI 416 (3) Animal Welfare and
Conservation Biology; APBI 442 (3) Grapevine and Berry Crop Biology
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Revised program and new and revised courses
Science>Bachelor of Science>Chemistry>Combined Major Specializations>Chemical
Biology; BIOL 233 (3) Genetics for Life; BIOL 431 (3) Evolutionary Cell Biology;
BIOL 432 (3) Research Strategies and Techniques in Cell Biology; PHYS 117 (3)
Dynamics and Waves; PHYS 118 (3) Electricity, Light and Radiation; PHYS 119 (1)
Experimental Physics Lab
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Appendix C: Awards Report
New Awards:
CENTENNIAL Faculty of Forestry Aboriginal Award - Awards totalling $1,750 have
been made available through an endowment established by the Faculty of Forestry for
undergraduate Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Forestry in good academic standing. If
there are no eligible Aboriginal students in any given year then the awards may be given to
students in the Faculty of Forestry with a demonstrated interest in Aboriginal studies. This
endowment has been established in recognition of UBC's Centennial, and the Faculty and
UBC's shared strategic commitment to Aboriginal Engagement. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter
Session)
Dr. Stephen D. CLARKE Resident Travel Award - A $2,000 award has been made
available through an endowment established in honour of Dr. Stephen D. Clarke for a third or
fourth year Neurology resident who demonstrates strong clinical and communication skills as
well as commitment to and strength in teaching. The award will be used for a Neurology
resident to attend a conference related to the recipient's interest in Neuroscience or medical
education. The award was created in honour of Dr. Stephen D. Clarke, a masterful clinician
and a dedicated and consummate teacher for the Division of Neurology at St. Paul's Hospital
between 1985 and 2014. The award is made on the recommendation of the Neurology Awards
Committee. (First Award Available in the 2014/2015 Winter Session)
Peggy and Tom ENGLISH, QC Bursary in Law - A $1,750 bursary has been made
available through an endowment established by J. Thomas and Peggy English to assist a
student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. The award is established on the occasion of the
50th anniversary of Tom's call to the bar in British Columbia. Tom and Peggy were married
three days before Tom entered his first year of Law at UBC and Peggy was enrolled in the
Faculty of Applied Science pursuing a Bachelor of Nursing degree. At the end of Tom's
second year of Law, and one month before Peggy received the gold medal in Nursing, their
son Scott was born. With financial assistance unable to come from their parents, Tom and
Peggy had to survive on income from summer jobs and most importantly from scholarships
that each of them were awarded. Without that financial assistance they would not have been
able to graduate. Accordingly, they are delighted to provide assistance to law students in need
to ease the financial burden that they themselves experienced. The award is adjudicated by
Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
FACULTY of Science PhD Tuition Award - Funded by the Graduate Support Initiative,
awards are offered annually to domestic and international students who are registered fulltime
in PhD degree programs in the Faculty of Science at The University of British Columbia.
Awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Science in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016
Winter Session)
John and Jill INNES Aboriginal Award in Forestry - Awards totalling $1,200 have been
made available through an endowment established by John Innes and family for Aboriginal
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undergraduate students in the Faculty of Forestry. The awards may be renewable for up to an
additional three years provided the recipient remains in good academic standing. Dr. John
Innes graduated from Cambridge University in 1983 with a PhD, Geography. In 1999 he
joined the Faculty of Forestry and in 2010 became Dean. Dr. Innes has dedicated his career to
advancing sustainable forest management practices. These awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter
Session)
Gary and Anne MCPHAIL Award in Entrepreneurship - A $5,000 award is offered
annually by Gary and Anne McPhail for an undergraduate student who has completed their
first year in the Bachelor of Commerce degree program in the Sauder School of Business. The
award is for a student who has achieved good academic standing, has demonstrated financial
need, and has an interest in family enterprise studies or entrepreneurship. Preference will be
given to a Canadian citizen with demonstrated leadership ability and/or involvement in
campus-related extra-curricular activities. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Sauder School of Business. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
MOTION Metrics Mining Graduate Scholarship - A $5,000 scholarship is offered
annually by Motion Metrics International to a Masters or PhD student who is entering their
second year of study. The graduate student must be supervised by a faculty member of the
Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia.
Preference is given to students who have demonstrated excellence in multidisciplinary,
application-oriented research in mining and mineral processing and who wish to advance the
area through continued study. Motion Metrics is a UBC spinoff whose advanced monitoring
systems make the lives of people in mining easier, safer, and more connected. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in
the 2015/2016 Winter Session).
PUN Bursary in Medicine - A $1,000 bursary is offered annually by Dr. Woon-Tak Stephen
Pun (MD, 1968). The bursary is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Medicine MD Program
who demonstrates financial need. Dr. Pun emigrated from Hong Kong to study medicine at
UBC, and greatly appreciated the support he received as a new international student. He
moved to Ontario where he established a family practice, and also served as a campus
physician at a local university until retirement. Dr. Pun is married with two sons, and has 6
grandchildren. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the
2015/2016 Winter Session)
B. Vincent REED, QC Award in Law - A $1,000 award has been made available through
an endowment established in honor of Faculty of Law alumnus B. Vincent Reed, QC The
award is for a student entering second year of the J.D. program who has achieved academic
distinction and demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of the legal profession
through involvement in community service or student leadership, thereby establishing the
foundation of an exemplary legal career. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Peter A. Allard School of Law. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Olivia Sonja ROBERTSON Memorial Bursary - One or more bursaries totalling $1,500
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have been made available through an endowment established by friends and family in
memory of Olivia Sonja Robertson, who died tragically at 19 in a car accident on November
23, 2013. The bursaries are for undergraduate students in their second year of studies in the
Faculty of Arts, with preference given to students enrolled in the area of Humanities. Olivia,
who had a kind, caring and inquisitive nature, and who held a mature "world perspective"
which belied her youth, intended on serving as a catalyst for positive change through work at
an NGO following graduation. Olivia had an extremely bright future and gave generously of
her time in helping others. She was engaged in her UBC academic community, the local
Vancouver community, and in fundraising efforts to help build a primary school in Jamaica.
Olivia's family and friends hope that recipients of these bursaries will emulate her passion for
giving back to her community, and truly appreciate that they too have the potential to serve as
a future change-agent to make the world a better place. Adjudication is made by Enrolment
Services. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
TAIWAN Scholarship at UBC - Scholarships of $18,000 per year plus tuition for four years
are made available through collaboration between the Ministry of Education in the Republic
of China (Taiwan) and UBC. Up to five new scholarships will be offered each year to citizens
of the Republic of China (Taiwan) who are pursuing a PhD in any field of study at UBC s
Vancouver campus. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit, and 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 the Ministry of
Education in the Republic of China (Taiwan), in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate
and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Dr. Paul TANG Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Philosophy - Scholarships totalling
$800 have been made available through an endowment established by the Estate of Dr. Paul
Tang for graduate students in the Department of Philosophy. Dr. Tang received his
undergraduate degree from UBC and went on to earn a PhD in Philosophy from Washington
University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Tang worked at California State University, Long
Beach for over 22 years. While there he was a mentor of many students and directed about 25
M.A. theses. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Arts in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in
the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Previously-Approved Awards with Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
#503 Amy Woodland Scholarship:
#503 Amy Woodland Scholarship - Two scholarships of $500 each have been made
available through an endowment established by a bequest from the late Archibald Raworth.
The scholarships are awarded to academically worthy and deserving students who have, for at
least two years of school studies, attended a school from School District No. 5, Cranbrook,
B.C., and are beginning or continuing studies at the University of B.C. The awards are made
on the recommendation of Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Change: Per Enrolment Services - School districts no longer make
recommendations for admission and in the application process there is no where for
students to state where they attended for elementary education.
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#505 Archibald Raworth Scholarship - Two scholarships of $500 each have been made
available through an endowment established by a bequest from the late Archibald Raworth.
The scholarships are awarded to academically worthy and deserving students who have, for at
least two years of school studies, attended a school from School District No. 5 in Cranbrook,
B.C., and are beginning or continuing studies at UBC. The awards are adjudicated by
Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Change: Per Enrolment Services - School districts no longer make
recommendations for admission to UBC.
#611 Bert Henry Memorial Scholarship - A $2,000 has been made available through an
endowment established by the late Gladys Henry. The award is made to a student proceeding
from Senior Secondary School to the University of British Columbia. Holders of this
scholarship who maintain a minimum 75% average or stand in the top 10% of their class in a
full program of study are eligible to have the award renewed for a further three years of study.
The exact value of the renewals may fluctuate depending on the total funds available. The
award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Change: Per Enrolment Services, the award renewal criteria have been
edited in order to comply with current Senate regulations.
#4610 Merck Frosst National Entrance Scholarship - Two scholarships of $1,700 each
have been made available through an endowment established by Merck Frosst Canada Inc.
and the Province of British Columbia. The awards are offered to undergraduate students
entering the Faculty of Science from secondary schools. The awards are made on the
recommendation of Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Change: Per Enrolment Services, schools no longer nominate students,
selection done by Enrolment Services.

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