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 THE  UNIVERSITY  OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
Vancouver Senate
MINUTES OF APRIL 20, 2011
Attendance
Present: Prof. S. J. Toope (Chair), Mr. J. Ridge (Secretary), Dr. E Andrew, Dr. K. Baimbridge, Dr. J. Brander, Mr. R. Bredin, Mr. T Brennan, Principal M. Burgess, Dr. B.
Cairns, Ms. C. Changfoot, Ms. C. Colombe, Ms. A. Dulay, Dr. W Dunford,
Dr. D. Farrar (Provost & Vice-President, Academic), Dr. S. Farris, Dean B. Frank,
Ms. M. Friesen, Mr. R. Gardiner, Mr. C. L. Gorman, Mr. I. Habib, Mr. S. Haffey, Dr. W
Hall, Mr. S. Heisler, Dean J. Innes, Dean M. Isman, Dr. A. Ivanov, Dr. B. S. Lalli,
Mr. J. Leung, Mr. B. MacDougall, Dr. P. Marshall, Ms. S. Marzara, Dr. W McKee,
Mr. W McNulty, Dr. D. O'Donoghue, Dr. C. Orvig, Dr. K. Patterson, Dean S. Peacock,
Dr. N. Perry, Dean pro tern. S. Porter, Mr. S. Rasmussen, Dr. L. Rucker,
Ms. N. Seyednejad, Mr. A. Sihota, Dr. S. Singh, Dr. R. Sparks, Dr. J. Stapleton,
Dr. B. Stelck, Dr. S. Thorne, Dr. M. Upadhyaya, Mr. D. Verma, Dr. R. Windsor-Liscombe,
Mr. J. Yang, Dr. R. Yaworsky.
By invitation: Ms. A. Breen, Ms. L. Colby, Dr. A. Kindler, Mr. G. McGeough, Dr. W Pue,
Dr. K. Teschke.
Regrets: Dean T Aboulnasr, Ms. K. Aminoltejari, Dr. R. Anstee, Dean G. Averill,
Dean M. A. Bobinski, Dr. B. Craig, Mr. G. Dew, Dr. D. Fielding, Mr. E Grajales,
Dr. P. G. Harrison, Dr. S. B. Knight, Dr. B. Larson, Dr. D. Lehman, Dr. P. Leung,
Dr. P. Loewen, Mr. C. Meyers, Ms. S. Morgan-Silvester (Chancellor), Mr. M. Murray,
Dean D. Muzyka, Principal L. Nasmith, Dr. G. Oberg, Ms. I. Parent, Mr. B. Perrin,
Dr. A. Riseman, Dr. T Ross, Mr. J. Scafe, Ms. B. Segal, Dean C. Shuler, Dean R. Sindelar,
Ms. R. Sneath, Dean G. Stuart, Mr. K. Truong, Dr. M. Vessey, Dr. R. Wilson.
Call to Order
The President called to order the eighth regular meeting of the 2010/2011 academic year.
Vol. 2010/2011
112
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Senate Membership
Mr. Ridge introduced the following new Senators:
EX OFFICIO
Dr. Susan Porter, Dean pro tern., Faculty of Graduate Studies
Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education
STUDENT SENATORS
Terms from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012 and thereafter until replaced.
Mr. Sean Heisler, Faculty of Applied Science
Ms. Carolee Changfoot, Faculty of Arts
Mr. Jack Leung, Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration
Ms. Robyn Sneath, Faculty of Education
Mr. Matt Murray, Faculty of Forestry
Mr. Francisco Grajales, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Mr. Kevin Truong, Faculty of Land & Food Systems
Mr. Joseph Scafe, Faculty of Law
Ms. Nazgol Seyednejad, Faculty of Medicine
Mr. Aaron Sihota, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ms. Saba Marzara, Faculty of Science
Ms. Khatereh Aminoltejari, College for Interdisciplinary Studies
Mr. Ryan Bredin, at-large, Medicine
Mr. Thomas Brennan, at-large, Arts
Mr. Imran Habib, at-large, Arts
Mr. Spencer Rasmussen, at-large, Arts
Mr. Justin Yang, at-large, Science
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Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Mr. McNulty l     That the minutes of the meeting of March
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Dr. Rucker J     23, 2011 be adopted as circulated.
LCarried by
unanimous
consent.
Remarks from the Chair & Related Questions
RECORD OF PRESIDENT'S ACTIVITIES JANUARY 7 TO MARCH 11, 2011
The President had circulated for information a record of his activities from January 7
through March 11,2011.
VANCOUVER BUDGET
The President reported that the 2011/2012 Vancouver campus budget had been approved
by the Board of Governors on April 5, 2011. The budget was structurally balanced, and
the President described the major theme as "healthy, not wealthy." Higher than predicted
enrolments and stronger returns on investments had contributed positively to the health
of the budget. Priority areas for investment included classroom services and experiential
learning opportunities. Additional pressure was expected on the budget over the mid- to
long-term. The President noted that the Higher Education Price Index continued to rise
more quickly than tuition revenue, while the provincial government grant remained fixed.
The President noted that the budget process had included a detailed review of all academic units, cultural attractions, and ancillary units. He expressed his gratitude to everyone involved in the process, particularly Provost David Farrar and Vice-President Pierre
Ouillet.
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Remarks from the Vice-Chair & Related Questions, continued
NCAA AND INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORT
The President reported that more than 450 people had completed an online survey on the
University's potential application to join the National Collegiate Athletics Association,
Division II. This consultative process had revealed passionate feelings about all of the
options under consideration. A decision was expected in the near future.
REALLOCATION OF CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS
The President reported that Canada Research Chairs had recently been reallocated among
universities as part of a process undertaken every two years. Reallocation decisions were
based on research grant funding received by researchers from the three granting agencies
- CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC - in the three years prior to the year of the allocation. As a
result of the 2010 reallocation, UBC had gained 10 additional Chairs: six associated with
CIHR, three with NSERC, and one with SSHRC. The President described this success as
a testament to great work at UBC.
MEETING WITH BC PREMIER
The President reported that he had recently met with the Honourable Christy Clark for
the first time since she had assumed office as Premier. Prof. Toope had been encouraged
by the meeting, and remarked that the Premier had expressed strong support for UBC and
advanced education more generally.
LAND USE PLAN AMENDMENTS
The President reported that the proposed amendments to the Land Use Plan had received
government approval on March 1, 2011 and had since come into effect.
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Remarks from the Chair & Related Questions, continued
UBC LIPDUB
The President noted that the UBC LipDub had recently made a very successful debut. He
thanked and congratulated the producers and directors of this entirely student organized
project, and described the LipDub as a "spectacular piece of work." The video had been
very widely distributed, with the number of views approaching one million.
From the Board of Governors
The Senate received confirmation that the following items approved by Senate had been
subsequently approved by the Board of Governors, as required under the University Act.
Senate Meeting of February 23, 2011
Curriculum proposals from the Faculties of Arts, Graduate Studies (College for Interdisciplinary Studies, Law, and Science), Land & Food Systems, and Pharmaceutical
Sciences
New Awards
Senate Meeting of March 23, 2011
Enrolment Targets 2011-2012
New Awards
Academic Building Needs Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Sparks presented the report.
CAMPUS ACCESSIBILITY
At the request of Dr. Sparks, the assembly recognized two guest presenters from Campus
& Community Planning: Ms. Lisa Colby, Associate Director Policy Planning, and Mr.
Gerry McGeough, University Architect.
Dr. Sparks introduced the topic by noting that the Academic Building Needs Committee
had been discussing how well the campus was meeting accessibility needs, and whether
there were standards or best practices that could be implemented. The Committee had
noted claims of "barrier-free" campuses being made by other institutions, and had begun
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Campus Accessibility, continued
exploring whether UBC could do the same. To this end, the Committee had met several
times with representatives from Campus & Community Planning and was of the opinion
that the Senate would benefit from a presentation on the topic.
Highlights of Ms. Colby and Mr. McGeough's presentation were as follows:
• The Campus Plan endorsed by the Board of Governors in 2010 included the following
policy commitments:
• 45 strategy commitments to guide all future growth on campus
• #19: "A barrier-free environment will be created...over time, based on the
principles of universal design."
• #20: "Modifications to heritage resources will be supported...to improve
accessibility to older facilities and landscapes."
• Land Use Changes: Higher density, mixed uses, better proximity
• Public Realm: Pathway and connectivity improvements
• The Campus Plan detailed design guidelines provided as follows:
• Beyond Building Code
• Apply to building & public realm projects
• Access Standards woven through all sections: finished grade elevations,
pathways, surface treatments, slope requirements, handrail requirements,
multiple entry options, visual and way-finding support features, covered
rest areas, parking and drop-off
• Emphasis on dignity, inclusiveness
• Interior Design fit-out adaptations
• All projects were to follow a regulatory process and would require a development permit; applications were reviewed against design guidelines.
• Accessibility was to be implemented in the following areas:
• New buildings
• Renew projects
• Public Realm Plan
• Minor capital improvements
• Wayfinding
• $900 000 over five years had been earmarked for minor capital improvements.
• A federal grant application was in progress in support of improvements to War Memorial Gymnasium, the Wesbrook and Cunningham Buildings, and Mary Bollert Hall.
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Campus Accessibility, continued
DISCUSSION
Mr. Heisler commended the general direction toward accessibility within the Campus
Plan, and expressed support for the emphasis on dignity. He noted that the Senate meeting
room was not very accessible. He asked how accessibility problems were to be addressed
once identified, and what steps were being taken to ensure that the problems were not
repeated in new construction. Mr. McGeough noted that the meeting room had been constructed prior to the establishment of the current classroom design guidelines, and an
audit had since been conducted to identify problems. The new guidelines were intended to
maximize accessibility opportunities for both instructors and student users.
In response to a question from Dr. Baimbridge, Mr. McGeough confirmed that emergency
egress had been considered as part of the recent audit. He added that the $900 000 set
aside for capital improvements would need to be spent wisely to address as many of the
identified issues as possible.
Dr. Rucker asked whether the accessibility audit and related improvements would be connected to the work of the Teaching Laboratory Safety Committee, which examined conditions within laboratories for both safety and accessibility. Ms. Colby suggested that
while the campus planning process focused at the higher level of urban design and the
public realm, the Safety Committee might consider connecting with Facilities Planning in
the UBC Infrastructure Development Office, which tended to focus more on building interiors and internal space planning. Dr. Sparks added that the Academic Building Needs
Committee had met with representatives of Facilities Planning two years earlier.
Ms. Marzara recalled that she had required crutches during the previous academic year,
and that it had been very difficult to move between classes within the allotted 10 minutes.
She asked about the availability of a shuttle service to help students in similar situations.
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Campus Accessibility, continued
Ms. Colby acknowledged the importance of this issue, particularly as a pedestrian core
was created by blocking off vehicular access. It would be necessary to consider access for
designated vehicles.
Dr. Thorne raised the issue of washroom access, stating that dignity would be improved
for all if washrooms were more obviously available and more comfortable.
In response to a question from Mr. Rasmussen, Ms. Colby and the President confirmed
that people with disabilities had been included in the development of the design guidelines.
Prof. Toope thanked the Committee, Ms. Colby, and Mr. McGeough and encouraged
them to continue this extremely important work.
Academic Policy Committee
Committee member Dr. McKee presented the report.
MERGER OF THE SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (SOEH) INTO THE
SCHOOL OF POPULATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH (SPPH)
The Committee had reviewed material provided by the College for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Faculty of Medicine for the merger of the School of Environmental Health into
the School of Population and Public Health. In consideration of this request, and the
desire for the combined unit to have the same name as one of its predecessor entities, the
Committee recommended transferral of the affairs of one school to the other and dissolu-
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Academic Policy Committee, continued
tion of the former. Dr. McKee noted that related curriculum proposals were expected for
Senate consideration at the May 2011 meeting.
Dr. McKee l     That the Doctor of Philosophy and the
Dr. Rucker J     Master of Science in Occupational and
Environmental Hygiene programs - and all
other academic responsibilities including the
offering of coursework - be transferred to
the School of Population &Public Health
from the School of Environmental
Health;
That Senate recommend to the Board of
Governors that all faculty members with
current appointments in the School of
Environmental Health have their
appointments transferred to the School of
Population & Public Health except for those
appointments recommended to be
transferred to other academic units by the
Provost.
That the Senate approve and recommend to
the Board of Governors that the School of
Environmental Health be disestablished;
and
That the above take effect 1 June 2011.
DISCUSSION
In response to questions from Student Senators, Dr. McKee stated that students had been
consulted and had expressed their support for the proposed merger. The assembly recognized Dr. Kay Teschke, Professor, School of Public & Population Health, who provided an
overview of student consultation and discussion, both in individual and group settings.
The most common question asked by students in the School of Environmental Health had
been whether their degree program would continue to exist. Although the degree pro-
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Academic Policy Committee, continued
grams would be moved to the School of Population & Public Health, the programs themselves would remain unchanged.
In response to a question from Dr. Hall, Dr. Teschke confirmed that the School of Environmental Health was much smaller than the School of Public & Population Health, both
in terms of faculty members and student enrolment. Occupational and Environmental
Health was expected to become one of seven themes within the School of Public & Population Health.
The motion was
put and carried.
Admissions Committee
Committee member Dr. Marshall presented the reports.
APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES
The Committee recommended for approval a revised calendar entry on Application and
Document Deadlines. A general Winter Session application deadline for undergraduate
applicants of January 31 would allow for more timely evaluation of applications and earlier notification of admission decisions.
Dr. Marshall l     That Senate approve the revised calendar
Dr. Windsor- J     entry on Application and Document
Liscombe Deadlines, effective for admission to the
2012 Winter Session and thereafter.
DISCUSSION AND AMENDMENT BY CONSENT
Mr. Haffey asked what would happen if a published deadline fell on a weekend or statutory holiday. The assembly recognized Ms. Amandeep Breen, Academic Governance Officer, who clarified that deadlines falling on statutory holidays were customarily moved to
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Admissions Committee, continued
the following business day. There was general consensus that the Calendar entry should
be clarified to reflect this and the Secretary was directed to make the necessary changes.
I me motion was
put and carried.
In
pi
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: ADMISSION AND TRANSFER (APPROVAL)
The Committee recommended for approval changes in admission requirements for applicants to the Bachelor of Science. For secondary school applicants, the revised calendar
entry outlined one application process to assess both academic grades and other criteria
for admission. For transfer applicants, the calendar entry clarified how courses completed
for credit but no percentage grade would be used for admission.
Dr. Marshall l     That Senate approve changes in admission
Dean Peacock J     requirements for applicants to the Bachelor
of Science program, effective for admission
to the 2011 Summer Session and thereafter.
DISCUSSION
Ms. Seyednejad asked why the proposed changes were meant to apply only to the Bachelor of Science. Dr. Marshall replied that other programs might choose to follow suit over
the following year.
me motion was
P'
put and carried.
ANNUAL REPORT: APPEALS ON APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION,
READMISSION AND TRANSFER TO PROGRAMS
The Committee reported for the information of Senate as follows:
Pursuant to section 37(l)(b) of the University Act, the Vancouver Senate has conferred on the Admissions Committee the power to hear final appeals on applications for admission and readmission to the University.
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Admissions Committee, continued
Between May 1, 2010 and March 30, 2011, the Admissions Committee heard 15
student appeals:
• 13 appeals for admission to the University
• 0 appeals for readmission to the University
• 2 appeals by UBC students for admission/transfer to a Degree or Program
Of the appeals heard by the Committee, 6 were allowed and 9 were dismissed.
DISCUSSION
Committee member Dr. Brander pointed out that the fair number of successful appeals
might suggest to applicants that appeals were a relatively easy route for admission to the
University. He explained that these were commonly cases where a very strong applicant
had failed to meet a single specific requirement, and that the admitting Faculty was typically in favour.
Nominating Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Windsor-Liscombe presented the report.
CHANGE TO COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Dr. Windsor- l     That Senate approve the following revision
Liscombe J     to the membership of the Senate:
Dr. Orvig
Academic Policy Committee: Dean pro tern.
Susan Porter to replace Dean Barbara
Evans.
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Student Awards Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Stelck presented the report.
NEW AWARDS
See also Appendix A: New Awards.'
Dr. Stelck l     That Senate approve the awards as listed
Dr. Patterson J     and recommend them to the Board of
Governors for approval; and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
DISCUSSION
Mr. Heisler asked about the source of funding for the 10 new Sauder School of Business
Awards. The President responded that the funding had likely come from a reserve within
the Sauder School of Business. He added that it was not uncommon for Faculties to establish awards in this way. Dr. Brander confirmed that sources included tuition revenue for
professional programs and anonymous donations.
The motion was
put and carried.
Tributes Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Thorne presented the report.
POLICY V-250: EMERITUS STATUS
The Committee had circulated the proposed new Policy V-250: Emeritus Status. The following is an excerpt from the covering memorandum:
Emeritus status is conferred upon an individual who is retired from the University
but permitted to retain as an honorary title the rank held at retirement. In contrast to the practice in some other universities, in which emeritus status may be
awarded on a selective basis, UBC awards this status to all who meet basic eligibility requirements related to age, rank, and years of service. The title confers certain university privileges and holds an implicit connotation of merit.
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Tributes Committee, continued
The attached policy document codifies the current policy on emeritus status in the
Senate's policy template, with associated procedures outlined therein. With the
elimination of mandatory retirement, the policy has also been modified, but only
to the extent that it reflects retirement/resignation as interchangeable for the purpose of eligibility for emeritus status.
Dr. Thorne l     That Senate approve Policy V-250: Emeritus
Dr. Windsor- J     Status.
Liscombe
DISCUSSION
Mr. Haffey asked about Section 6, which referred to individuals who had not qualified for
emeritus status at the time of their retirement or resignation. Dr. Thorne explained that
the criteria had changed over time, and the intent of the policy was to create a mechanism
to allow previously ineligible people who met the new criteria to apply to have the status
granted.
AMENDMENT
By unanimous consent, the term "Full Professor" was amended to read "Professor."
The motion to
approve the policy
as amended was
put and carried.
Report from the Provost & Vice-President, Academic
CHANGE OF NAME FROM SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS TO SCHOOL OF
KINESIOLOGY
The Provost had circulated a proposal to change the name of the above-mentioned
School. The circulated rationale described "Kinesiology" as the preferred name in Canada
for academic units and programs in this field of study.
Dr. Farrar l     That Senate approve the change of name
Dr. Sparks J     from the School of Human Kinetics to the
School of Kinesiology, effective 1 May 2011.
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Report from the Provost, continued
DISCUSSION
Mr. Haffey commended the School for having explicitly involved students in discussions
about the proposed new name.
In response to a question from Mr. Gorman, Dr. Sparks stated that the School planned to
present a proposal in May 2011 to rename the Bachelor and Master of Human Kinetics
to align with the new School name. The School intended to include a provision for alumni
to convert their credentials issued under the previous name.
The motion was
put and carried.
Other Business
HONORARY DEGREE FOR DR. AMARTYA SEN
The President noted that the conferral of an honorary doctorate on Dr. Amartya Kumar
Sen was scheduled to take place at a special ceremony on Thursday, April 21st at 3:00
p.m. He described Dr. Sen as one of the great economists and social theorists of our time,
and encouraged Senators to attend the ceremony.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The following regular meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
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APPENDIX A: NEW AWARDS
Lena ADAM Memorial Bursary in Medicine - Bursaries totalling $5,600 have been
endowed through a bequest from Lena Adam to provide financial assistance to medical
students who demonstrate financial need. Awards are made on the recommendation of
the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Awards. (First Award Available in the
2011/12 Academic Session)
Lena ADAM Memorial Bursary for Students with Disabilities - Bursaries totalling
$2,520 have been endowed through a bequest from Lena Adam for students who have a
physical disability and who demonstrate financial need. The award requires a special
application which is available from the Office of Student Financial Assistance and
Awards, the Crane Library and the Disability Centre. The award is made on the nomination of the Committee on Awards for Students with Disabilities. (First Award Available in
the 2011/12 Academic Session)
AMERICAN College of Dentists Outstanding Student Leader Award - A $1,000 award is
offered by the BC Section of the American College of Dentists to an incoming fourth year
dental student who has demonstrated exceptional professional leadership in dentistry, as
evidenced by direct involvement in student government and similar leadership endeavours. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry. (First
Award Available in the 2010/11 Academic Session)
B.C. Society of Prosthodontists Entrance Award in Prosthodontics - Three $1,000
entrance awards are offered by the B.C. Society of Prosthodontists to students entering
the graduate program in Prosthodontics. The awards are made on the recommendation
of the Faculty of Dentistry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First
Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
Bachelor of COMMERCE Entrance Scholarship - Scholarships valued at up to $7,000
each are available to outstanding students with Canadian or Permanent Resident status
entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the Sauder School of
Business. The awards are based primarily on the students' scholarly achievement. Awards
are made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
COPENHAGEN Business School Exchange Program Award - Awards valued at up to
$3,000 each are available to students in the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the
Sauder School of Business. Awards are available for students who are participating in an
exchange program to the Copenhagen Business School during the winter session. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First Award
Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
HSBC Bank Canada Sauder School of Business Entrance Award - HSBC Bank Canada
offers a $1,400 award has been endowed through donations by employees who are
Sauder Alumni. The award is available for an undergraduate student entering first year
of the Bachelor of Commerce Program. The award is based on a combination of financial
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Appendix A: New Awards, continued
need and community service. The award is made on the recommendation of the Application Review Committee Sauder School of Business. (First Award Available in the 2011/12
Academic Session)
William and Marilyn JONES Award - Awards totalling $8,750 have been endowed
through the estate of William Arthur Jones to provide awards for promising students
entering or continuing in the Voice and Opera Program in the School of Music. Recommendations are made by the Voice and Opera Division in the School of Music. (First
Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
MEEKISON Arts Student Entrance Award - One entrance award of $10,000 has been
endowed by James Meekison for an undergraduate student entering the first year of
study in the Faculty of Arts. The donor's contribution was matched in part by the Faculty
of Arts. This award supports an academically qualified student with demonstrated leadership skills and an interest in joining and contributing to the UBC community, but who
would not be able to attend UBC without significant financial assistance. The award is
renewable for an additional three years or until the first undergraduate degree is obtained
(whichever is the shorter period). Candidates interested in this application must be nominated by their Secondary School. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Major Entrance Award selection committee. (First Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
William G. MITCHELL Memorial Award - An award of $1,225 is offered to an undergraduate student enrolled in Finance option of the Bachelor of Commerce program at the
Sauder School of Business, by the family of William G. Mitchell in his loving memory.
Bill graduated from the University of BC Faculty of Commerce in 1950. This award is
made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business to a student in good academic standing who has demonstrated community service. Preference will be given to
students involved in extra-curricular activities such as sports and/or arts. (First Award
Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
Eva Hannah PARLEE Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship is offered from the Estate of
Eva Hannah Parlee to an outstanding student entering the Island Medical Program. Recommendation is made by the Faculty of Medicine. (First Award Available in the 2011/12
Academic Session)
Donald and Ellen POULTER Scholarship - Scholarships totalling $5,000 are offered by
Donald Poulter in memory of his wife, Ellen who dedicated her career to inspiring and
teaching students. The scholarships recognize undergraduate and graduate student
achievement in the Faculty of Education. Recommendations are made by the Faculty
and, in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session).
Michael RUST-SMITH Science One Memorial Scholarship - A $1,000 scholarship has
been endowed by the family and friends of Michael Rust-Smith, a Science One student
who lived a full and joyous life, and who was fascinated by science and the natural
world. The award is offered to an outstanding student who has completed the Science
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Appendix A: New Awards, continued
One Program. Preference is given to a student who has embraced the philosophy of Science One, where intellectual growth comes through the expression of creativity and an
inquisitive mind; and who has demonstrated a passion for the natural sciences. High academic standing commensurate with a scholarship is expected, but is not the primary criterion for this award. The award is made on the recommendation of the Science One
teaching team in consultation with the Director of the Science One Program. (First
Award Available in the 2010/11 Academic Session)
SAUDER School of Business Co-op Achievement Award - An award in the amount of
$2,000 is available to co-op students in the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the
Sauder School of Business. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in employment. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Sauder School of Business. (First Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
SAUDER School of Business Entrance Scholarship - Scholarships valued at up to
$10,000 each are available to outstanding students with Canadian or Permanent Resident status entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the Sauder
School of Business. The awards are based primarily on the students' scholarly achievement. Subject to continued scholarship standing, the scholarships will be renewed for a
further three years of study or until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever
is the shorter period). Awards are made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of
Business. (First Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
SAUDER School of Business Dean's Entrance Scholarship - Scholarships valued at up to
$20,000 each are available to outstanding students with Canadian or Permanent Resident status entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the Sauder
School of Business. The awards are based primarily on the students' scholarly achievement. Subject to continued scholarship standing, the scholarships will be renewed for a
further three years of study or until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever
is the shorter period). Awards are made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of
Business. (First Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
SAUDER School of Business Exchange Program Award - Awards valued at up to $2,000
each are available to students in the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the Sauder
School of Business. Awards are available for students who are participating in an
exchange program during the winter session. Awards may be specific to particular
exchange partner schools. The award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder
School of Business. (First Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
SAUDER School of Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award - An award in the
amount of $2,000 is available to students in the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the
Sauder School of Business. Preference is given to students who display the attributes necessary for entrepreneurial achievement and innovativeness, and who are involved in the
development of a program or initiative that benefits the Sauder School of Business or the
general community. The award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of
Business. (First Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
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SAUDER School of Business Inspiration Award - An award in the amount of $5,000 is
available to a student in the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the Sauder School of
Business. Preference is given to students who have been an inspiration to others while
dealing with a challenge. The award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder
School of Business. (First Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
SAUDER School of Business Leadership Award - Awards totalling $8,500 are available
to students in the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the Sauder School of Business. Preference is given to students who demonstrate leadership in student or community affairs.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First
Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
SAUDER School of Business Option Leader Award - Awards in the amount of $1,000
are available to students in the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the Sauder School of
Business. Awards are given to students obtaining the highest standing in their option. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First Award
Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
SAUDER School of Business Service Award - Awards totalling $8,500 are available to
students in the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the Sauder School of Business. Preference is given to students who demonstrate outstanding service contributions in the
Sauder School of Business, UBC or the greater community. The award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First Award Available in the 2011/12
Academic year)
SAUDER School of Business Shad Valley Scholarship - Scholarships valued at up to
$10,000 each are available to students with Canadian or Permanent Resident status
entering the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the Sauder School of
Business. To be considered, candidates must have completed the Shad Valley Enrichment
Program. The awards are based primarily on the students' scholarly achievement. Subject
to continued scholarship standing, the scholarships will be renewed for a further three
years of study or until the first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter
period). Awards are made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business.
(First Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
SPORTS Management Co-op Award - An award in the amount of $8,500 is offered to a
co-op student in the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the Sauder School of Business. To
be considered, candidates must obtain a work term in the field of sports management.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First
Award Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
Willa and Stuart B. WOODS Graduate Scholarship in Physics - A $1,000 scholarship has
been endowed by Mrs. Willa Woods in memory of her late husband Dr. Stuart B. Woods.
Dr. Woods received his PhD in Physics from the University of British Columbia in 1952.
He worked as a research officer for the National Research Council in Ottawa until 1959
at which time he accepted a faculty position at the University of Alberta. He later became
Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Alberta. Dr. Woods specialized as
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Appendix A: New Awards, continued
an experimentalist in Low Temperature and Solid State Physics. Mrs. Woods supported
her husband's entire academic career and has established this award in his memory. The
scholarship is granted to an outstanding graduate student in Physics who is specializing
in experimental studies in quantum materials with a preference to those whose studies
focus on a low temperature environment. Recommendation is made by the Department
of Physics, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First Award Available
in the 2011/12 Academic year)
PREVIOUSLY-APPROVED AWARDS WITH CHANGES IN TERMS OR FUNDING
SOURCE:
Roman BABICKI Fellowship - Two $20,000 fellowships have been endowed by Roman
M. Babicki. The awards are to support doctoral candidates in any academic department,
provided that their supervisor has a primary appointment in the Faculty of Medicine.
Candidates must be undertaking cancer research, with preference given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Awards may be renewed for a second consecutive year,
but no individual or project will receive support from this fund for more than two years.
The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How amended: Preference that the fellowship go to Canadian Citizens or Permanent
Residents.
Edgar C. BLACK Memorial Prize in Honours Physiology - A prize of $200 in memory of
Dr. Edgar C. Black, first member of the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at this University, has been endowed by contributions from his friends and colleagues. It is awarded to the outstanding student in the graduating class in Honours
Physiology. The prize is awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Cellular
and Physiological Sciences.
How amended: Revised department name from Department of Physiology to Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences.
BEER-POP, Can-Bottle Deposit Refund Award - Two awards of $1,000 each are
awarded to students in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, with a demonstrated aptitude for geologic field work. One award will benefit a student studying Geological Engineering; the other award will benefit a student studying Geological Sciences,
with preference given to Honours students. The awards have been made possible by the
collection and sale of recyclable bottles and cans collected in the University area by Dr.
W R. Danner. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Earth
and Ocean Sciences.
How amended: The description was difficult to assign prior to the revision. In working
with the donor, he agreed to the above revision.
John BROCKINGTON Scholarship in Theatre - Scholarships totalling $600 have been
endowed by alumni, friends and colleagues in recognition of John Brockington's many
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contributions to UBC's Department of Theatre during more than thirty years of teaching
and directing. The awards are made to students in the Master of Fine Arts program in
Theatre on the recommendation of the Department of Theatre and Film.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
CANADIAN Dental Association Student Leadership Award - An award of $1,000 and a
personalized framed certificate is made to a graduating dental student who has shown
outstanding qualities of leadership and character and who, over the four years of the program, may be expected to become a leader in the dental profession and society at large.
The award is provided by the Canadian Dental Association and is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry.
How amended: Revised the title from being a 'President's' award to a 'Student' award
and also revised criteria from recognizing students who demonstrate humanity to those
who demonstrate leadership.
Joy COGHILL Award in Theatre - A $50 award has been endowed by family, friends and
colleagues to honour Canadian theatre pioneer and UBC alumna, Joy Coghill (B.A. 1947,
Hon. LL.D. 1995). Joy was an Artistic Director of the Vancouver Playhouse and founder
of Holiday Theatre. Her passion and dedication to the theatre art form has inspired generations of theatre artists and theatre-goers. The award is given to a promising student
entering the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in Acting on the recommendation of the Theatre Program in the Department of Theatre and Film.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
CREATIVE Writing Graduate Scholarship - Several scholarships of $1,000 each are
offered by the Creative Writing Program for students in the Optional Residency M.F.A.
Program in Creative Writing. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Creative Writing Program in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
DENTAL Undergraduate Society Award - Awards totalling $1,000 have been endowed
by the Dental Undergraduate Society to recognize undergraduate D.M.D. and/or
D.H.D.P students participating in an externship focused on volunteer dentistry in an
underprivileged and underserved area. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Dentistry.
How amended: The donor wished to broaden the scope of the description to include candidates from the Dental Hygiene program in the criteria.
Errol DURBACH Graduate Scholarship in Theatre - A $650 scholarship has been
endowed for a student in the Ph.D. or M.A. program in Theatre by alumni, friends, colleagues, and audience members in recognition of Dr. Errol Durbach's many contributions
to the Theatre Program as playwright, actor, translator, adaptor, teacher and department
head. The award is made on the recommendation of the Theatre Program in the Department of Theatre and Film in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
 Vancouver Senate 10/11-133
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How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
FACULTY Women's Club Ida Green Scholarship - A $625 scholarship has been endowed
by the Faculty Women's Club in memory of Dr. Ida Mabelle Green, LL.D. Ida Green was
a pioneer in the American Association of University Women and in the provision of graduate fellowships for women. With her husband Cecil H. Green, Dr. Green was a major
benefactor of post-secondary education and the advancement of science. The scholarship
is awarded on the joint recommendation of the School of Music, Creative Writing Program and the Departments of Fine Arts and Theatre and Film to a student entering the
third or higher year of study in the creative or performing arts.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
Yvonne FIRKINS Prize - A prize of $100 has been endowed as a memorial to Yvonne Firkins, founder of the Arts Club Theatre, and pays tribute to her outstanding contributions
to drama and theatre particularly in British Columbia. It is awarded to the student, preferably in the graduating class in theatre, with the best record of achievement in the
course in Direction and Staging. The selection is made by the Department of Theatre and
Film.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
John H.V. GILBERT Interprofessional Scholarship - A $500 scholarship has been
endowed by friends and colleagues in honour of Dr. John H.V. Gilbert for an outstanding
student who, having completed the penultimate year of any health or human services
degree program, combines academic excellence and demonstrated student leadership in
interprofessional education for collaborative patient centered practice. Activities related
to interprofessional education in all undergraduate years are considered. Candidates
must apply to the College of Health Disciplines and are required to include two signed
letters of recommendation, which may be mailed separately or e-mailed from their originator. Original transcripts must also be submitted. The award is made on the recommendation of a committee chaired by an individual appointed by the College of Health
Disciplines.
How amended: Removed 'undergraduate' from the description to ensure that physical
and occupational therapy students can be included in the consideration of this award.
Legal Counsel reviewed the terms of the endowment agreement and approved the revision.
Kurt HENZE Memorial Prize - A $750 prize has been endowed in memory of Kurt
Henze, Supervisory Technician in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences,
by his friends and colleagues. The prize is awarded on the recommendation of the
Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences to a student who performs outstanding
work in the laboratory courses leading to graduation in Honours Physiology.
How amended: Departmental name change from the Department of Physiology to
Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences.
 Vancouver Senate 10/11 - 134
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Appendix A: New Awards, continued
IODE Fine Arts Foundation Scholarship - Four awards of $650 each have been endowed
by the University Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. They are made
on the joint recommendation of the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, the
Department of Theatre and Film, the Creative Writing Program and the School of Music,
for excellence in these fields.
How amended: One award each for students specializing in Theatre, Music, Fine Arts,
Creative Writing.
Stuart KEATE Scholarship - A $550 scholarship has been endowed by the Canadian Diabetic Association to honour Stuart Keate, a former member of the UBC Players' Club, the
Board of Governors of the University, and Publisher of the Vancouver Sun. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the Department of Theatre and Film, to a graduate student in Theatre, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title, Creative Writing Students not eligible.
H. Norman LIDSTER Prize in Documentary Filmmaking - A $200 prize has been
endowed through a bequest by Freda Bruce Springate in memory of her father, who was
a documentary filmmaker, for an outstanding documentary film student in the Film Production program within the Department of Theatre and Film. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Department.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
Peter LOEFFLER Memorial Prize - A $175 prize has been endowed by family, friends,
colleagues and students in memory of Peter Loeffler, who dedicated his life to theatre.
The award is offered to an undergraduate student majoring in Theatre. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Department of Theatre and Film.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
Michael MCQUEEN Scholarship - A scholarship of $225 has been endowed in memory
of Michael McQueen by his family, friends and colleagues. Mike, who died at the age of
32, studied technical theatre at UBC and went on to become a lighting technician and
designer as well as owner of his own rigging company. The scholarship is awarded to a
student entering third or fourth year in the Department of Theatre and Film, who has
demonstrated an aptitude and dedication for technical theatre and who intends to pursue
a career in the field from which Mike received so much satisfaction. The award is made
on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Theatre and Film.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
E.T. (Al) and Anona NEWMAN Prize in Athletics - A $500 prize offered by Lynn Newman in memory of her parents, Al and Anona Newman. The prize is made to an outstanding female student athlete in the Women's Varsity Field Hockey Team.
Recommendation is made by the Department of Athletics.
 Vancouver Senate 10/11 - 135
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How amended: Per the donor's request the award description has moved from Land and
Food Systems to the female students playing in the Women's Varsity Field Hockey Team
with recommendation in the Department of Athletics. Based on the terms around how
the award has been established, Legal Counsel has reviewed and approved the revision.
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. POOLE Award - One or more awards totalling $550 are made on the
recommendation of the Department of Theatre and Film, in consultation with the Office
of Awards and Financial Aid.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
Jessie RICHARDSON Scholarship - A scholarship of $200 has been endowed by her
friends and colleagues in honour of Jessie Richardson's distinguished contribution to the
development of theatre in British Columbia. For many years, she was associated with a
variety of theatre organizations, among them the Vancouver Little Theatre Association,
Holiday Theatre, and the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC where her generous
dedication to the art of theatre was an inspiration to students and faculty alike. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Theatre and Film, to a student entering the final year in the Department who, in addition to achieving a high standard in Theatre Studies, has contributed generously and effectively to the Department's
program of stage production.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
Dorothy SOMERSET Memorial Scholarship in Theatre - In honour of Dorothy Somerset, B.A., LL.D., founder and first Head of the Department of Theatre at the University of
British Columbia, a $2,800 scholarship has been endowed by her family, friends and
associates. This scholarship gives recognition to her devoted service and outstanding contributions to the life and quality of amateur and professional theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, and in Canada. It is awarded to a student at the graduate level in the
Department of Theatre and Film at the University, in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate Studies.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
Freda SPRINGATE Graduating Prize for Excellence in Film - A $200 prize has been
endowed through a bequest by Freda Bruce Springate for an outstanding graduating student in the Film Production Program within the Department of Theatre and Film. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Department.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
Kerry and Sarah Morrissey (TELFORD) Memorial Award - Awards totalling $1000 have
been endowed to offset overseas travel expenses for medical residents in the R3
Enhanced Skills in Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine. The program requires residents to pursue an overseas placement as a physician for several months as part of their
training. The award is named in memory of Dr. Kerry Telford Morrissey and her daughter Sarah Morrissey, who died in a float plane accident near Saturna Island, BC in 2009.
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The awards are made on the recommendation of the Division of Global Health within
the Faculty of Medicine. (First available in the 2011W Academic Session)
How amended: Clarify that the gift is directed to students in the R3 Enhanced Skills program in Global Health. The last sentence indicating the faculty responsible for adjudication has been updated to reference the Division of Global Health.
Beatrice Johnson WOOD Scholarship in Theatre - A scholarship of $1,100 has been
endowed as a tribute to Beatrice Wood, B.A.Sc. (Nursing) '23, by her three children. Beatrice Wood has displayed a lifelong commitment to the theatre both as an undergraduate
and in the years since her graduation. She was instrumental in the establishment of the
Frederic Wood Theatre Foundation and also served as a member of the UBC Senate. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Theatre and Film to an outstanding student in the Acting stream of the B.F.A. program. The financial circumstances
of the candidate will be a consideration.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
Stephen WOODHOUSE Memorial Prize - A $200 prize has been endowed by the Theatre Students' Association in memory of Stephen Woodhouse, a promising acting student
whose life was cut short by a tragic accident. The prize is awarded to an undergraduate
student majoring in Theatre, Acting, Design or Technical Theatre (excluding Film/Television), who has achieved a consistently high level of excellence in Theatre courses. The
recipient is selected on the recommendation of a committee comprised of Department of
Theatre and Film Faculty and the Executive of the Theatre Students' Association.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.
Norman YOUNG Scholarship in Theatre - A $950 scholarship has been endowed by
family, friends, colleagues and alumni to honour Norman Young's many years of service
to Theatre at UBC and to the performing arts in Vancouver. The award is made to an
undergraduate or graduate student in theatre design or production on the recommendation of the Theatre Program in the Department of Theatre and Film and, in the case of a
graduate student, in consultation with the faculty of Graduate Studies.
How amended: Updating of the Department's title.

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