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THE  UNIVERSITYOF BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 16 SEPTEMBER 2015
Attendance
Present: Dr M. Piper (Chair), Mr J. Abaki, Dr P. Adebar, Mr T. Ahmed, Dr R. Anstee, Dr K. Baimbridge, Ms E.
Biddlecombe, Dr L. Burr, Dean M. Coughtrie, Dean C. Dauvergne, Mr N. Dawson, Mr K. D'Souza, Dr A. Dulay,
Dr S. Forw ell, Dean B. Frank, Dr J. Gilbert, Dr C. Godwin, Prof B. Goold, Chancellor L. Gordon, Mr S. Haffey, Dr
P. Harrison, Ms M. Hatai, Dean R. Helsley, Dr A. Ivanov, Mrs C. Jaeger, Dean D. Kelleher, Dr P. Keown, Mr H.
Leong, Dr P. Loewen, Mr K. Madill, Ms M. Maleki, Dr C. Marshall, Dr W. McKee, Mr W. McNulty, Ms K.
Melton, Mr D. Munro, Dean M. Parlange, Dean S. Peacock, Dr N. Perry, Dr J. Plessis, Dean S. Porter, Dr A.
Redish, Mr A. Rezaiaen-Asel, Dr A. Riseman, Dr L. Rucker, Dr C. Ruitenberg, Mr G. Sangha, Dr B. Sawatzky, Dr
T. Schneider, Ms S. Simon, Dr S. Singh, Dr R. Sparks, Ms S. Sterling, Mr T. Tanaka, Mr J. Tang, Dr R. Tees, Dr L.
Walker, Dr D. Witt, Dean R. Yada, Mr E. Zhao.
Regrets: Dean G. Averill, Dr S. Avramidis, Mr A. Bailey, Ms M. Chartrand, Dr P. Choi, Dr A. Collier, Prof. B.
Craig, Dr W. Dunford, Dr D. Gillen, Dr F. Granot, Mr S. Gurm, Dean J. Innes, Dr S. Knight, Dr B. Lalli, Dr P.
Marshall. Dr P. Meehan, Ms L. Nasmith, Dr C. Naus, Dr C. Nislow, Ms J. Omassi, Dr I. Parent, Dr G. Peterson,
Dean C. Shuler, Dr S. Thorne, Dr R. Topping, Ms S. Vohra, Dr R. Wilson,
Recording Secretary: Mr C. Eaton.
Call to Order
The Chair of Senate, Dr Martha Cook Piper, called the first regular meeting of the Vancouver
Senate for the 2015/2016 academic year to order at 6:06 pm.
Senate Membership
The Chancellor, Mr Lindsay Gordon, introduced President Martha Piper and Provost Angela
Redish to Senate, replacing Dr Arvind Gupta and Dr David Farrar respectively. He commented
on recent events at UBC and expressed his thanks to President Piper for her return and especially
for her willingness to resign from her other corporate and non-profit responsibilities to focus
entirely on UBC for the next year. Finally, the chancellor noted that consideration of the search
committee terms of reference was later on the agenda and that he looked forward to that
discussion.
The president introduced Deans Catherine Dauvergne and Dermot Kelleher to Senate, replacing
Prof. Mary Anne Bobinski and Dr Gavin Stuart respectively, as well as Dr William McKee who
was replacing Dr Katja Thieme. She further noted that vacancies existed for faculty
representatives from Land & Food Systems and Law, and that these were in the process of being
filled via by-election.
Amendment to Agenda
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Dr Piper advised that the Faculty of Medicine had requested that their proposed changes to the
admission requirements for the Doctor of Medicine program be withdrawn at this time; the
Faculty intends to resubmit the proposal for consideration in December.
By general consent, the agenda was amended to strike the report from the Senate
Admissions Committee on the Doctor of Medicine program admission
requirements.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Richard Tees }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 13 May 2015
Lance Rucker be adopted as presented.
Approved
Remarks from the Chair
The President thanked the Chancellor for his warm welcome back to UBC. She noted that she
did not seek nor expect this appointment and had often been asked why she accepted it, she then
stated that, upon reflection, of all the institutions with which she had been involved, UBC was
the one for which she cared most deeply, and described her interim appointment as an honour
and a privilege. She then re-iterated her intent to not hold office after June 30th 2016 and
expressed her opinion that this should give UBC adequate time to find a permanent president.
Dr Piper described her role as interim president as to support the current progress and current
initiatives and vision at UBC as set forth by both Professors Toope and Gupta, and support all of
UBC in building the university towards its core mission of teaching, learning and research. She
noted that the University community collectively had much to be proud of, with UBC being both
bigger and stronger than it has ever been, but noted that it had the potential to be even better. She
stated that UBC's clear goal was to be the best university in Canada and one of the best in the
world, and opined that if we stayed the course, UBC would get there.
The President went on to advise that her work would focus on four fronts:
-To engage with students and faculty to find new approaches to learning that are innovative and
cost effective. Whether that is through technology, architectural design or otherwise. , our goal
must be to present our students with the best possible education;
-To advance our research capacity;
-To continue to develop stronger relationships with the governments that fund us and the publics
we serve; and,
-To celebrate. One hundred years is very young for universities, and to be where UBC was after
100 years was an impressive accomplishment that could be built upon for the next 100 years.
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Senator Singh thanked the President for bringing forward her four points. He stated that recently,
UBC has been in the news for all the wrong reasons and that the gossip was demoralizing. He
further opined that a lack of transparency negatively affects morale.
Dr Piper replied that, as the Chancellor had said, it has been a difficult time. She advised
that she could not comment on the events of the past summer as she had not been present
for them, but she assured Senate that she would be as open and transparent as possible as
we move forward with making decisions. She further noted that a public institution needs
to be open but we have to balance that with the law in respect to privacy.
Senator Loewen also welcomed Dr Piper back to UBC and to Senate. He asked what her top
three innovations would be to move UBC forward, and asked if she was confident in the Board's
support for those initiatives.
Dr Piper replied that she would firstly suggest improving learning, especially experiential
learning: how can we do more to prepare students for life. Secondly, she noted that Dr
Gupta was very outspoken on a need to put more dollars towards research and suggested
that UBC would need to think about how we can do that in a way that is open and fair
and advances true excellence. Finally, she proposed students need to be partners in the
learning environment and not just passive. In reference to the Senator's second question,
the President advised that although she had not yet attended a regular meeting of the
current Board, she had confidence in their support.
Senator Baimbridge asked if there was a promotion and tenure backlog in the President's office.
The Provost, Dr Angela Redish, replied that she had promoted faculty during her acting
presidency and was not aware of any backlog, but assured Senate that if one did exist it would be
a high priority.
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
Lance Rucker } That the candidates for degrees as recommended by
Blye Frank the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, be
granted the degree or diploma for which they were
recommended, effective September 2015, and that a
committee comprised of the Registrar, the
appropriate dean, and the Chair of the Vancouver
Senate be empowered to make any necessary
adjustments.
NB: 2/3 majority required.
Approved
Admission & Curriculum Committees
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Mrs Carol Jaeger, Vice-Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, presented on behalf of the
committees.
MASTER OF GEOMATICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
See Appendix A: MGEM - Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management
Carol Jaeger } That the new Master of Geomatics for Environmental
Robert Sparks Management (M. G.E.M.) degree program and its
associated new course code (GEM) and new courses
be approved.
Senator Jaeger explained that this was a 9-month course based 30-credit master's program.
Senator Munro stated that there was some concern from students that tuition consultation is still
underway.
Senator Zhao asked if the program would be willing to make changes to the program if needed
after the consultation.
With consent of Senate, a representative from the proposed program advised that of
course any changes needed would be made, but that the program's implementation may
be delayed by 1 year should that be necessary.
Approved
DOCTOR OF EDUCATON IN READING EDUCATION
Carol Jaeger } That the new Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Reading
Blye Frank Education degree program be approved.
Senator Jaeger explained that this was a re-activation of a previously offered program as there
was now a market and need for doctorial education in this field.
Approved
Awards Committee
The Chair of the Awards Committee, Dr Lawrence Burr, presented.
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NEW AWARDS AND CHANGES TO EXISTING AWARDS
See Appendix B: Awards Report
Lawrence Burr } That Senate accept the awards as listed and forward
Paul Harrison them to the Board of Governors for approval; and
that letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Senator Burr asked that one proposed award amendment be withdrawn from consideration so
that a matter could be reviewed with the donor.
By general consent, the proposal was amended to strike the change to award
#4442: The James A. MOORE Major Entrance Scholarship
Senator Anstee raised a concern that Math was not consulted with the change to the
Moore scholarships.
Senator Burr agreed to take that concern to the committee tomorrow.
Approved as
amended
Admissions Committee
Dr Robert Sparks, Chair of the Admissions Committee, presented.
ADMISSION APPEALS
Senator Sparks noted last year, the admissions appeals regulations were revised to clarify the
process. He was pleased to report that the revised process was proven successful, but suggested
that the increase in the number of appeals was concerning. Dr Sparks noted that 3 years ago
Senate had 27 appeals, 49 two years ago, 74 last year, and were now just completing 160 for this
current cycle. The percentage of successful appeals has not increased. He suggested that further
revisions to the process may be needed and advised that the Committee hoped to have a proposal
for the December meeting of Senate.
AFFILIATION WITH LANGARA COLLEGE FOR THE ABORIGINAL TRANSFER PARTNERSHD?
Robert Sparks } That Senate approve the UBC-Iangara Aboriginal
Richard Anstee Transfer Partnership Agreement, effective for the
2016 Winter Session and thereafter.
Senator Sparks noted that only the agreement and the schedule were to be approved. The
Calendar entry was draft for information, and a final version will be brought forward in the
upcoming months.
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With permission of Senate, Dr Line Kesler spoke. He stated that UBC had been considering how
it approached Aboriginal student recruitment and the importance of ensuring that students are
well prepared to succeed. He noted that the pace of first year was intense, and for some students,
a smaller institution was beneficial. Dr Kesler advised that Aboriginal students who transfer to
UBC from Langara tended to do very well and that rather than changing standards, the key
aspect of the proposal before Senate was to create a structure and a visibility and an incentive for
students to attend Langara and then UBC.
Senator Burr asked if there were similar arrangements with other institutions.
Dr Kesler replied that this arrangement was only with Langara as UBC felt that this was a
partner with a proven track record. We have had requests from time to time from others,
and we think a well-defined framework is helpful should we wish to consider other
institutions. He further noted that some faculties do have specific programs.
Senator Anstee noted that this would let students take more time at Langara if needed than they
could outside of the transfer partnership.
Senator Zhao asked if Aboriginal students at Langara and UBC had been consulted.
Dr Kesler replied yes, both for the pilot and with successful transfer students generally.
Approved
Curriculum Committee
The Vice-Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Mrs Carol Jaeger, presented.
See Appendix C: Curriculum Report
SUMMER CURRICULUM RATIFICATION
Carol Jaeger } That Senate ratify the decisions of the Senate
Ken Baimbridge Curriculum Committee regarding the attached
proposals.
Approved
SEPTEMBER CURRICULUM REPORT
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Carol Jaeger } That the revised program and parchment, and new
Shannon Sterling program concentration and courses brought forward
by the faculties of Commerce and Business
Administration and Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies (Applied Science) be approved.
Approved
Nominating Committee
The Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, Dr Richard Tees, presented.
CHANGE TO THE MEMBERSHD? OF SENATE
Richard Tees } That, pursuant to Section 35.1 (2) (k) of the University
Susan Forwell Act, the membership of Senate be amended to strike
"Principal, College of Health Disciplines " effective 1
October 2015.
Approved
CHANGE TO MEMBERSHD7S OF COMMITTEES OF SENATE AND THE COUNCDL OF SENATES
Richard Tees } That the following adjustments be made to the
Carol Jaeger membership of committees of Senate and the Council
of Senates:
Senate Agenda Committee: Catherine Dauvergne to
replace Mary Anne Bobinski, and Richard Tees to
replace louise Nasmith
Senate Academic Policy Committee: John Gilbert to
replace Mary Anne Bobinski
Council Elections Committee: Catherine Dauvergne
to replace Mary Anne Bobinski
Senate Tributes Committee: Dermot Kelleher to
replace Mary Anne Bobinski
Senate Curriculum Committee: Kevin Madill to
replace Carol Jaeger (NB: Senator Jaeger remains
on the Committee as Chair of the Faculty of
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Applied Science Curriculum Committee), and William
McKee to replace Katja Thieme
Senate Teaching & learning Committee: William
McKee to replace Katja Thieme
Council Budget Committee: Richard Tees to replace
William Dunford; and
That the composition of the Ad Hoc Committee on
Flexible learning be reduced by two (2) senators,
and that Paul Harrison and Richard Tees cease to be
members of the Committee.
Approved
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE
Richard Tees } That, pursuant to Section 27 (2) (f) of the University
Lance Rucker Act, Senate approve the procedures for the
recommendation and selection of candidates for the
President of the University as set out in the attached
document.
Senator Tees advised that last week, the Vancouver and Okanagan Senate nominating
committees had met and jointly agreed to the Board of Governors' proposal for the next
presidential search. He noted that UBC had an on-going policy for hiring of academic vice-
presidents, but that for presidential searches, ad-hoc documents were considered each time a
search is needed. He informed Senate that the two nominating committees believe that UBC
needed a standing policy for presidential searches, but that there was not time at present for such
a change to be properly considered. Dr Tees advised that the committees had reviewed
documents used by peer institutions and although most were very similar to UBC, some had
interesting structures and principles that it would be beneficial to consider. Dr Tees went on to
state that any resulting policy may not differ in a dramatic fashion from UBC's past history, but a
proper review outside of the current time pressures would give us a chance to review best
practices around the world. In concluding, Dr Tees noted that beyond any procedural or policy
considerations, a successful search will be most dependant on having the right people involved.
Senator Abeki asked what changes we could make if we had more time.
Senator Tees replied that he hoped we could have such a conversation over the next year
and that the nominating committees did not have specific changes in mind.
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Senator Helsley noted that there was not explicit discussion on conflict of interest. He asked if
that could be included in the orientation.
Senator Tees said that this would be a good idea. The Chancellor indicated that this
would be done.
The Chancellor noted that he too had done research on what institutions were doing. He was also
struck by the similarities in makeup of committees. He agreed that what would make the search a
success is not the terms of reference, but rather the quality of the committee members.
Senator Ruitenberg asked if there was any discussion of involving representation of the
Musqueam people in the process.
The Chancellor replied that part of the responsibility for the search committee is to decide
the qualities we were looking for in the next president. It is important to get community
input in that process including from the Musqueam.
Senator Ruitenberg stated that she appreciated the community consultation, but suggested
that there was a different kind of relationship with the Musqueum people than with our
broader community.
Senator Helsley suggested that input from the President's Advisory Committee on
Aboriginal Affairs would be useful here.
Senator Singh suggested that learning from the past search would be useful and that this
information should be made available to the committee so that they can learn from what went
wrong.
The Chancellor accepted that there needs to be learning on many dimensions. He went
on to state that while he expected many of the committee members to be new, some may
return from the previous search. He committed to speaking to members of that previous
search committee to learn from their experiences.
Senator Munro asked how Senate would fill its seats.
Senator Tees replied by election.
Approved
Report from the President
2014 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OMBUDSPERSON FOR STUDENTS
President Piper introduced Ms Shirley R. Nakata, Ombudsperson for students, who with consent
of Senate presented her office's annual report.
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Ms Nakata reminded Senate that her office's mandate was to help ensure students were treated
fairly in every aspect of their university life. As advocates for fairness, the Ombudsperson were
impartial, confidential, and independent, and worked with students to build their capacity, and
with the University to promote fair policies, processes and outcomes.
She noted the growth in caseload since the office was established (from 51 cases in 2009 to 468
in 2014, with 107 of the 2014 files now being in Kelowna), and further, visitors to the office
were not demographically representative of the general campus age groups. Nearly 2/3rds of
visitors were older than 25.
In summary, she reiterated the following points from her written report:
1) Wear one hat at a time.
2) How matters.
a. Respectful delivery
b. Accessible information
c. Appropriately detailed reasons
d. Space to respond
e. Clarity in process
f   Impartial and balanced assessment
3) Fairness is not jumping to conclusions, not taking any shortcuts, and not about the person
rather than the conduct.
4) Decide the case and only the case before you.
Report from the Provost
CHANGE IN NAME FROM THE DAVID R CHERITON CHAIR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE TO THE
CHERITON FAMILY CHAIR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
Angela Redish } That Senate approve the change in name of the
Phillip Loewen previously-approved "David R. Cheriton Chair in
Computer Science " to the "Cheriton Family Chair in
Computer Science ".
Dr Redish noted that this change was at the request of the donor.
Approved
Other Business
PRESENTATION ON AN EXAMINATION DATABASE
Senators Daniel Munro and Eric Zhao presented.
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The student senators presented to Senate on an examination database for UBC courses. They
outlined three main benefits: providing equal access, supporting student wellbeing, supporting
student learning and cultivating active lifelong learners.
Senator Munro stated that moving forward, the AMS saw this as a way of opening up
conversations around assessment processes in UBC courses. Often there is not a dialogue
between what their assessment expectations are or why they assess in a given way in their course
or discipline. The students further view the database as a way of starting conversations around
assessment with faculties and instructors.
Senator Zhao explained that, as expected, in a recent survey students found exams to be stressful,
but in that same survey, students expressed an interest in courses that allowed different ways of
assessment. Examinations are also a teaching tool - material examined is often given
significance and retained. The AMS has been working over the summer with associate deans to
learn how to best approach instructors in each department. He noted that they had been speaking
with Arts, Science and Land and Food Systems, and would like to expand to all faculties. He
further advised that the hope was to launch the database sometime this academic year.
Senator Anstee stated that Math had a large database available. He noted that the former AMS
exam database was put into CiRCLE and unfortunately lost somehow. He asked if those could be
recovered.
Senator Sterling asked if the database was going to be behind an authentication process.
Daniel replied that it would be up to how the professor set the permissions with several
possible options: Open, available for all of UBC, available for a faculty, or available for
those in the course.
Senator Sterling asked about ownership rights.
Daniel specified that ownership would be retained; a student who used an exam for profit
would be violating that copyright.
The President stated said it behoved Senators to encourage their faculties to participate in the
database. She thanked the students for the report and for their progress.
NOTICE OF MOTION
Dr Richard Anstee gave notice of the following motion to be placed on the next agenda of
Senate:
The Senate calls on the President to approach the Board of Governors and
Professor Gupta and have them renegotiate the terms of his resignation
agreement so that both the University and Professor Gupta are able to speak fully
to the reasons for his resignation.
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The President advised that under Rule 21 (f) of the Rules and Procedures of Senate, this notice
would be taken for the next regular meeting of Senate.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:58 pm.
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Appendix A: MGEM - Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
New program, course code, and courses
Forestry
G+PS>Degree Programs>Forestry>Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management; GEM
(Geomatics for Environmental Management) Course Code; GEM 500 (3) Landscape Ecology
and Management; GEM 510 (3) Geographic Information Systems for Forestry and Conservation;
GEM 511 (3) Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management;
GEM 520 (3) Remote Sensing for Ecosystem Management; GEM 521 (3) Advanced Earth
Observation and Image Processing; GEM 530 (3) Geospatial Data Analysis; GEM 540 (3)
Linear Regression Models and Introduction to Spatial Statistics; GEM 580 (3) Geoinformatics
Seminar; GEM 599 (3) Project Proposal Development and Proof of Concept
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Appendix B: Awards Report
New Awards:
ABORIGINAL Health Career Bursary (IMP) - One or more bursaries totalling $1,000 are offered
annually to students of Aboriginal heritage (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) in the Island Medical
Program. Applicants must be registered in full time studies. Initial consideration will be given to
Aboriginal students from Vancouver Island. Second consideration will be given to Aboriginal
students from within B.C. Third consideration will be given to Aboriginal students from within
Canada. Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016
Winter Session)
Judy BROWN Memorial Prize in Canadian Literature - A $1,000 prize has been made available
through an endowment established by family, colleagues and friends in memory of Judy Brown. This
prize will be offered to a Faculty of Arts undergraduate student completing third year for the best
essay on Canadian literature submitted for a course in the Department of English. This award is given
in honour of Judy's passion for Canadian literature and her many contributions to UBC since 1978.
Judy was a beloved teacher who supervised dozens of Honours and Master's theses, an Associate
Editor at Canadian Literature, a founding member of UBC's Master of Arts in Children's Literature,
an instructor at UBC's Writing Centre and co-author of writing handbooks used throughout Canada.
She was also the recipient of many awards, including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the
UBC Killam Teaching Prize and the Margaret Fulton Award. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Department of English. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter
Session)
Dr. Donald M. BRUNETTE Award in Dentistry - A $1,000 award is offered annually by the
Faculty of Dentistry in honor of Dr. Donald M. Brunette whose extraordinary dedication to teaching
and research has been instrumental in the continued success and mission of UBC Dentistry. The
award is offered to a student in the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Craniofacial Science Program
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who demonstrates academic excellence. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Dentistry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award
Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
CANADIAN Literature Student Award - An award of up to $1,500 is offered annually to a UBC
undergraduate Arts Co-op student completing a one year work term at Canadian Literature to
acquire practical experience in publishing, research and writing. Founded in 1959, the publication
includes a large selection of book reviews, original poetry, and peer-reviewed articles. It was one of
the first academic journals in Canada to establish a website and is now widely available in electronic
format. Many of its past editors are prominent scholars, including George Woodcock, William H.
New, Eva-Marie Kroller, and Laurie Ricou. Canadian Literature is a primary and essential reference
source for readers, scholars, and students of Canadian writing. This award is made on the
recommendation of the Committee of Canadian Literature within the Faculty of Arts. (First Award
Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Helen Elizabeth CAWSTON Bursary in Nursing - Bursaries totalling $875 have been made
available through an endowment established by the Estate of Margaret Catherine Cawston in memory
of Ms. Cawston's sister, Helen Elizabeth Cawston. The bursaries are offered to students in the
School of Nursing who demonstrate financial need. Preference is to be given to students specializing
in maternal-child nursing. Helen Cawston graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from
UBC in 1960. She passed away in 2003. Margaret Cawston passed away in 2009. Adjudication is
made by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Necia ELVIN Memorial Prize for Schizophrenia Research - A $1,000 prize has been made
available through an endowment established by Dr. Memory Elvin-Lewis, family and friends in
honor of her sister Necia Elvin. The prize recognizes a doctoral student or post-doctoral trainee in
Psychiatry, Psychology or Neuroscience with the best paper on an aspect of schizophrenia research.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Psychiatry, in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter
Session)
GRADUATING Class of Law 1965 Bursary - A $575 bursary has been made available through an
endowment established by the Graduating Class of Law 1965 to support a student enrolled in any
year of study in the Peter A. Allard School of Law JD program who demonstrates financial need.
Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter
Session)
Braham G. GRIFFITH Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Forestry - Scholarships totalling
$3,325 have been made available through an endowment established by the Estate of Braham Griffith
for graduate students in the Faculty of Forestry. Dr. Braham Griffith (1901-1998) taught at the
University of British Columbia for over three decades in the Faculty of Forestry, from 1936 to 1967.
Dr. Griffith remained active in forestry-orientated organizations until the end of his life. The awards
are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
J. Kirstine GRIFFITH Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Nursing - Scholarships totalling
$3,325 have been made available through an endowment established by the Estate of Braham Griffith
in memory of his wife, Jean Kirstine Griffith. The scholarships will be awarded to graduate students
in the School of Nursing. Dr. Braham Griffith (1901-1998) taught at the University of British
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Columbia for over three decades in the Faculty of Forestry, from 1936 to 1967. Jean Kirstine Griffith
(1922-2014) graduated from UBC in 1945 with her BASc in Nursing. She returned to UBC for her
MA in Education in 1969. Mrs. Griffith was appointed a Senior Instructor at Vancouver General
Hospital in 1969 and worked there for 26 years. She wrote a renowned resource book entitled "The
Religious Aspects of Nursing Care". The awards are made on the recommendation of the School of
Nursing in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award
Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Rick HANSEN Difference Maker Award in Women's Volleyball - One or more awards, which
range from a minimum value of $500 to the maximum allowable under athletic association
regulations, are offered annually to recruit and retain outstanding members of the Thunderbird
Women's Volleyball Team in any year of study. The award was created by a leadership gift from the
Rick Hansen Leadership Group and receives ongoing funding from alumni and friends of the
Thunderbird Women's Volleyball. The award recognizes individuals as leaders within their sport,
contributions to the team and as contributing members of the UBC community. The awards are
awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Athletics and Recreation. (First Award
Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Rudolph and Eleanor KASER Memorial Education Bursary - Bursaries totalling $1,000 have
been provided by the Estate of Eleanor Kaser. Rudy and Eleanor Kaser were both very much
involved in the field of education in British Columbia. Eleanor was a Faculty Associate at UBC and
SFU while Rudy was a high school teacher and a past President of the British Columbia Teachers'
Federation. The bursaries are to be awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Education.
Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter
Session)
LAW Foundation of British Columbia Public Interest Award - Eight awards of $5,000 each are
offered annually by the Law Foundation of British Columbia for students entering second or third
year of the JD program who have demonstrated through volunteer or paid work, outstanding
commitment to working in the broader public interest sector, particularly in the fields of legal aid,
legal education and law reform. Preference will be given to students with good academic
achievement who have traditionally been underrepresented in the legal profession and/or have
worked in the broader public interest in rural areas of the province of British Columbia. Students
must apply for this award. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School
of Law. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Anna Ruth LEITH Memorial Scholarship in Science and Health Information - A $1,000
scholarship is offered annually to a SLAIS student who has shown exceptional promise in the areas
of Science and Health Information. The award has been made available by the Estate of Anna Ruth
Leith. Anna Ruth Leith had a long and successful career at UBC. She graduated from UBC with a
BA in 1945. In 1959 she joined the UBC Library Science Division and became head of the Division
in 1961. She was appointed Head of the UBC Woodward Biomedical Library in 1967 and retired
from that position in 1988. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Library,
Archival and Information Systems in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Helmut and Donna MEISL Scholarship in Medicine - A $1,500 scholarship has been made
available through an endowment established by Dr. Helmut (BSc 1970, MD 1976) and Mrs. Donna
Meisl. The scholarship is for MD students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine. The award recognizes
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academic excellence and is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine. (First Award
Available 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Murray and Kathy NEWMAN Bursary in Science - A $7,000 bursary is offered annually by
Murray (PhD 1960) and Kathy Newman to provide financial assistance to an undergraduate or
graduate student who is a single mother and is studying in the Faculty of Science. Preference is given
to those studying biological sciences. Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services. (First Award
Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Peter RENNIE Memorial Award - Awards totalling $10,500 have been made available through an
endowment established by the Estate of Aileen Sheilagh Rennie in memory of her late husband, Dr.
Peter John Rennie. Dr. Rennie was a graduate of Oxford University and became one of the Canadian
Forestry Service's foremost experts on the effects of acid rain on forest soil and vegetation. The
awards are for graduate students involved in researching the environmental aspects of forest soils and
trees. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with
the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter
Session)
Wayne RIGGS Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences - A
scholarship of $35,000 per year is offered annually by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to
honour the retirement of Dr. Wayne Riggs after more than 26 years of service as a researcher, teacher
and respected leader in the Faculty. The award will be used to recruit an outstanding PhD student and
provide support to that student for up to five years, or until the student completes their PhD program,
whichever comes first. Should the recipient be awarded external scholarship funding, the value of
this award may be reduced accordingly. The award may be held by only one student at a time. The
award is intended to develop interdisciplinary research through collaboration with researchers in
other faculties in the University; therefore, the recipient must have two supervisors: one from
Pharmaceutical Sciences and a co-supervisor from another Faculty. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
STRENGTHENING Mothers through Perinatal Research Award - A $1,500 award has been
made available through an endowment established by Beverley O'Brien for graduate students
pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care. Preference will be
given to midwives and nurses. Beverley O'Brien is a UBC Nursing alumna, Professor Emerita in the
University of Alberta's Faculty of Nursing, and a Registered Mdwife. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, in consultation with the
Division of Midwifery. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
SUTTON MacGregor Doctoral Student Research Award in Political Science -Two or more
awards totaling $2,500 are offered annually to students in the doctoral program in the Department of
Political Science. The awards will cover travel expenses directly related to the dissertation research
and/or data collection cost. Students must provide a rationale for their application and a budget
demonstrating a clear link between the need for the award and furtherance of their dissertation
research. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Political Science, in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the
2015/2016 Winter Session)
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THOMPSON Okanagan Dental Society Scholarship - A $5,000 scholarship is offered annually
by the Thompson Okanagan Dental Society to a DMD student from the Thompson Okanagan region
who demonstrates leadership and who best represents Dentistry. To be considered, the candidate
must be from the Thompson Okanagan region and ideally in the second year of the DMD program. If
there are no eligible candidates is in that year then first, third and fourth year candidates will be
considered in that order. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry.
(First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Paul and Helen TRUSSELL Scholarship in Engineering - A $2,750 scholarship is offered
annually from the Tri-University's Paul and Helen Trussell Science Student Endowment Fund, held
at the Vancouver Foundation, to a promising graduate student from the Kootenay-Boundary region in
the Faculty of Applied Science, with preference that the candidate be focused on industrial research.
The primary selection criteria will be academic achievement, complemented by creativity, drive,
dedication to objectives, judgment and communication abilities. It is expected that this scholarship
will help the student to develop the skills to meet the challenges of a growing knowledge-based
economy in BC and the whole of Canada. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty
of Applied Science in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First
Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Paul and Helen TRUSSELL Scholarship in Science - A $2,750 scholarship is offered annually
from the Tri-University's Paul and Helen Trussell Science Student Endowment Fund, held at the
Vancouver Foundation to a promising student from the Kootenay-Boundary region pursuing studies
in Earth, Ocean or Atmospheric sciences, with preference that the candidate be focused on career in
industrial research. The primary selection criteria will be academic achievement, complemented by
creativity, drive, dedication to objectives, judgment and communication abilities. It is expected that
this scholarship will help the student to develop the skills to meet the challenges of a growing
knowledge-based economy in BC and the whole of Canada. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and in the case of
graduate students in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award
Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Margaret WYLIE Memorial Scholarship in Statistics - A $1,000 entrance scholarship is offered
annually by friends and family of Margaret Wylie for a woman who demonstrates excellence in the
study of statistics and is beginning the PhD program in Statistics. The scholarship is to celebrate the
life of Margaret Wylie, who had a lifelong passion for elegant prose and challenging puzzles, both of
which were nurtured by her time at UBC. She graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics at UBC in 1945,
and went on to do graduate work in Statistics at Columbia University in New York. She completed a
Master's degree at Columbia in 1946 and subsequently worked for the Canadian Bureau of Statistics.
This memorial scholarship is intended to encourage and support women students in statistics: may
they flourish in their chosen fields as Margaret did in Applied Mathematics. The award is made on
the recommendation of the Department of Statistics in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Award -The
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) offers awards of up to $6,000 to Canadian citizens or
permanent residents who are recipients of Master's-level or doctoral-level CIHR Canada Graduate
Scholarships (including Vanier Scholarships) and who undertake research studies at an eligible
university or research institution outside Canada for a minimum of three months. Recipients are
selected by the funding agency. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
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NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Award -
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) offers awards of up to $6,000 to
Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are recipients of Master's-level or doctoral-level
NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships (including Vanier Scholarships) and who undertake research
studies at an eligible university or research institution outside Canada for a minimum of three
months. Recipients are selected by the funding agency. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016
Winter Session)
SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Award -
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) offers awards of up to $6,000 to
Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are recipients of Master's-level or doctoral-level
SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships (including Vanier Scholarships) and who undertake research
studies at an eligible university or research institution outside Canada for a minimum of three
months. Recipients are selected by the funding agency. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016
Winter Session)
UBC Public Scholar Initiative Award - Awards of up to $10,000 per student are provided by UBC
to support innovative dissertation scholarship undertaken by PhD students in any discipline that links
the student's doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and that integrates broader and more career-
relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the
2015/2016 Winter Session)
Graduate Student Travel Award - Awards of up to $500 per student are provided by UBC to
support graduate students who present a paper or poster at an official conference, participate in a
music competition, or perform by invitation at a music professional conference. To be eligible for the
award, the conference or competition must take place while the student is enrolled full-time in a
graduate degree program administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Students
are eligible for a maximum of $500 per degree program. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the
2015/2016 Spring Session)
Lauren Wilmot Memorial Award - A $1,750 award has been made available through an
endowment established by the Wilmot family, friends and colleagues, in memory of Lauren Wilmot
and in honour of her enormous courage in the face of adversity and strength of character. The award
is offered to an outstanding student enrolled in the Sauder School of Business Undergraduate
Program. Preference will be given to a student who is experiencing significant adversity while
continuing to show exemplary commitment to their studies. Recipients should be active in university
life, and embody Lauren's compassionate nature and inner strength. Lauren was an extraordinary
young woman with a remarkable capacity for kindness and empathy, in spite of her own challenges.
Those fortunate enough to have known Lauren, remember her as a generous friend and skilled
listener, with a quick wit and a dry sense of humor. Her competitive spirit allowed her to flourish in a
variety of sports, as well as in her coursework. For Lauren, there was no challenge she would not
meet head on and yet no person unworthy of her love and support while facing while facing their
own. Her strength of spirit will live on in those fortunate enough to have known her. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First Award Available in the
2015/2016 Winter Session)
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Revised Awards:
Proposed Award Title and Description: Spitz Family Entrance Award for Aboriginal Women -
A $10,000 award is offered annually by the Spitz Family to a female Aboriginal student entering the
Bachelor of Commerce program, with preference given to candidates coming from remote
communities in BC. Community involvement and financial need will be considered. The award may
be renewed until graduation from the B.Com. program, provided the recipient remains in good
academic standing. The award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor's request, changed award
title to add "Family "
Proposed Award Title and Description: Spitz Family Transfer Award for Aboriginal Women -
A $10,000 award is offered by the Spitz Family to a female Aboriginal student entering the Bachelor
of Commerce program from a post-secondary institution other than UBC, with preference given to
candidates coming from remote communities in BC. Community involvement and financial need will
be considered. The award may be renewed until graduation from the B.Com. Program, provided the
recipient remains in good academic standing. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Sauder School of Business.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor's request, changed award
title to add "Family "
#470 Proposed Award Title and Description: S. H. Zbarsky Scholarship - A $2,050 scholarship
has been made available through an endowment established by the friends and colleagues of Dr.
S. H. Zbarsky in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Biochemistry and UBC. The
scholarship is awarded to a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
for outstanding achievements in course work, research, and in the student seminar series. Dr. Zbarsky
was one of the original two members of the UBC Department of Biochemistry when it was
established in 1950. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the Development Office in the Faculty has
requested a change of the award description to reflect the name change in the relevant
department.
#952 Proposed Award Title and Description: HCMA Architecture + Design Scholarship - A
$1,250 scholarship has been made available through an endowment established by HCMA
Architecture + Design for a student in the Master of Architecture Program with preference for a
student entering their final year who has demonstrated a strong understanding of architecture as it
relates to its regional context at an urban design level. The award is made on the recommendation of
the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate
and Postdoctoral Studies.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the donor has requested a change of
award title and calendar description to reflect the change of the donor's legal name.
#955 Proposed Award Title and Description: DIALOG Scholarship in Urban Design - A $700
scholarship has been made available through an endowment established by DIALOG,
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previously known as Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden, for a student in the Architecture Program,
with preference for a student entering third year who has demonstrated excellence in urban design.
The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the donor has requested a change of
award title and calendar description to reflect the change of the donor's legal name; we
added reference to the involvement of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in
the recommendation process.
#1205 Proposed Award Title and Description: Frank and Betty de Bruyn Memorial Essay
Prize - Three prizes of $110 each have been made available through an endowment originally
established in memory of Frank de Bruyn by his parents and members of the English Department.
Frank was a young man of 16 when he was tragically killed in a climbing accident in the
Coastal Range in the Whistler area. With the passing of his mother, Betty, in 2015, the
endowment has been enhanced to increase the prize values in honor of both Frank and his
mother Betty. The awards are given for the best first-year essay in each of the following courses:
English 110, 111, 112. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of English.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the donor has requested to change the
award name and description to honor his wife Betty, deceased at the beginning of 2015;
reduced number of prizes available since ENGL 120/121 is no longer taught.
#2861 Proposed Award Title and Description: Louis F. Lindholm, QC Prize - A $1,100 prize
has been made available through an endowment established by the estate of Louis F. Lindholm,
QC, a graduate of the Faculty of Law at UBC. The prize is awarded to a student who achieves high
academic achievement in coursework in marine resources, environmental or natural resources law.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the Maritime Law class is offered very
infrequently or intermittently, making impossible to disburse the award on a regular basis. In
collaboration with the donor's wife, we have changed the award title and description by not
specifying a particular course but expanding the eligible students to include Marine
Resources, Environmental or Natural Resource law - all of which have a water-related
component to the curriculum.
#3204 Proposed Award Title and Description: Jack Fouks Memorial Prize - A $100 prize has
been made available through an endowment established by Mrs. J. Fouks, in memory of her
husband, and is supported by their daughter Toby. The award is made to a student in the final year
of the MD program in the Faculty of Medicine, with the most outstanding record in cardiology. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon the request of the donor's daughter,
we have changed the award description to highlight her support to the endowment.
#3114 Proposed Award Title and Description: Byron O'MALLEY Memorial Award in
Pharmaceutical Sciences - A $1,075 award has been made available through an endowment
established in memory of Byron O'Malley for a student in the undergraduate program in
Pharmaceutical Sciences. Recipients are chosen for the qualities exemplified by Byron: academic
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excellence, sense of humour, leadership, and participation in student activities. The award is made on
the recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the Development Office in the Faculty has
requested that we change the degree reference so as to accommodate both BSc Pharm and
Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy (E2P PharmD) students, as the program goes through
some changes.
#3789 Proposed Award Title and Description: Andreas Baur Shoppers Drug Mart Outreach
Award - A $1,200 award has been made available through an endowment established by the
Shoppers Drug Mart Life Foundation and by friends, family and colleagues in memory of Andreas
Josef Baur (B.Sc.P. 2008) for students in the undergraduate program in Pharmaceutical Sciences
who have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to working in communities which are
underserved by health care professions, including those in developing countries, northern and rural
Canada, and inner city neighbourhoods. The youngest of four children, Andreas Baur grew up in a
rural farming community in Quesnel, B.C. Throughout Andreas' years he gave himself selflessly and
made a commitment to making a difference in the world. He will always be remembered as a caring,
humorous, well-grounded young man willing to do his share in making the world a better place.
Andreas spent his summers throughout school volunteering in Africa and it was a life-changing
experience for him. It gave him a new sense of self, purpose and a new understanding of the human
experience. To be eligible for the award, candidates must have undertaken their international travel
or volunteer activity within the year prior to the award being given out and have demonstrated their
volunteer outcomes as required by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the Development Office in the Faculty has
requested that we change the degree reference so as to accommodate both BSc Pharm and
E2P PharmD students, as the program goes through some changes.
#3794 Proposed Award Title and Description: Pharmaceutical Sciences Rural Communities
Placement Award - A $1,450 award has been made available through an endowment established
by generous supporters of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to benefit an Entry-to-Practice
student pharmacist in their Experiential Education rotation in BC. To be eligible for the award, the
candidate will have demonstrated their need for this funding as required by the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences. The award will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: due to the new Entry-to-Practice PharmD
(E2P PharmD) program starting in September 2015, the Development Office in the Faculty
has requested that we change the award description to open up the award criteria to students
in all years.
#4443 Proposed Award Title and Description: James A. MOORE Memorial Scholarship - A
$15,000 Scholarship is offered annually by The James A. and Donna-Mae Moore Foundation to the
Canadian student with the highest GPA entering third year pursuing a Combined Honors Degree in
Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Biology. Mr. Moore was an alumnus of UBC, Double
Honours Baccalaureate Degree in Mathematics and Chemistry 1932, Master of Arts, 1939. An
enthusiastic teacher and pioneer of the BC Community College System, he dedicated his career to
helping students realize their academic potential. The recipient cannot receive the James A. Moore
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Memorial Scholarship and the James A. Moore Major Entrance Scholarship concurrently. The award
is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Science
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the donor looked at the renewable
component as "auto-renew " and wanted to ensure that the top student would receive the
award annually. In order to do so, the donor has requested that we remove the renewable
language from the award description and that we add reference to GPA score.
#4794 Proposed Award Title and Description: Margaret McDavid Fordyce Clark Memorial
Scholarship - A $2,200 scholarship, made available through an endowment established in
memory of his sister by Charles A. Fordyce Clark, Arts '22, is awarded to the woman student who,
being eligible to compete for Government of B.C. scholarships, obtains the highest standing among
women students in the province in Grade 12, and who is proceeding to a full course load at the
University of British Columbia. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: since Provincial exams are not used for
admissions averages any more, Enrolment Services has requested that we change the
description accordingly.
#5396 Proposed Award Description: Engineering Scholarship for Innovation - One or more
scholarships valued at $5,000 each are offered by the Faculty of Applied Science to exceptional
students entering directly from secondary school into the first year of Applied Science and pursuing
the engineering program, awarded at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty. The scholarship is
based on high academic achievement and outstanding promise in engineering demonstrated through
success at national and/or international science and engineering competitions. Subject to continued
scholarship standing, the scholarship will be renewed for a further three years of study or until the
first undergraduate degree is obtained, whichever is shorter. The Faculty of Applied Science reserves
the right to withhold awarding the scholarship in any given year if there is no successful candidate.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: Since the scholarship is at the discretion
of the Dean, the Dean has requested to be able to fund for how many awards are deemed
appropriate each year.
#5645 Proposed Award Title and Description: Eric L Smith MD Memorial Prize in
Ophthalmology - Prize(s) totalling $2,000 have been made available through an endowment
established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. Eric Lawrence Smith (B.A. So 1942,
B.A. 1945, M.D. McGill 1949) for third year M.D. student(s) who have demonstrated an interest in
and an aptitude for a career in ophthalmology. Eric specialized in ophthalmology and practiced in
Vancouver for over forty years as a surgeon at VGH, clinical professor at UBC, and in private
practice. A pioneer in the use of the operating microscope in B.C. in corneal transplant and general
eye surgery, he enjoyed passing on his knowledge to students. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Department of Ophthalmology in the Faculty of Medicine.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the department has requested to change
the award description since the award is adjudicated to third year students only.
#5672 Proposed Award Title and Description: Nis Schmidt History of Surgery Prize - Prize(s)
totalling $1,500 have been made available through an endowment established by Dr. Nis Schmidt
to stimulate interest and documentation in the history of surgery. Prizes will be awarded to students
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with a publishable grade paper on a topic of historical surgical interest based on a recommendation
from the Department of Surgery. Papers will be prepared for oral presentation at the annual Dr. Nis
Schmidt Surgical update in December or at the Surgical History Club. The paper can address a topic
of local, national or international interest in any field of surgery - biographical, developmental,
clinical, technical, educational and ethical and is open to undergraduate medical students and
residents in any surgical discipline. Recommendation is made by the Department of Surgery.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: Per donor's request, we have changed the
award description so that depending on the competition the prize can be awarded to only one
student.
#5884 Proposed Award Title and Description: Hon Justice Grant Burnyeat Award in Law - An
award in an amount equal to the amount of domestic tuition, the gift of Hon Justice Grant
Burnyeat, Law Class of 1973 is offered annually to assist with the yearly tuition fee of a domestic
or international student enrolled in any year of the J.D. program who has demonstrated academic
merit, who has shown significant leadership skills, and who faces financial challenges that would
prevent pursuit or completion of legal education. This award is made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Law.
Rationale for the Proposed Changes - Type of Action: in collaboration with the donor, the
Faculty has requested to revise the award description to clarify that the award value will be
at the level of domestic tuition, but that the award may be administered to either a domestic
or an international student.
#6523 Proposed Award Description: Janusz Korczak Association of Canada Graduate
Scholarship in Children's Rights and Canadian Indigenous Education - A $1,000 scholarship is
offered annually to an outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Education whose research is
focused on children's rights and/or Canadian Indigenous education in the field of Early Childhood
Education. This award is to honour the legacy of Janusz Korczak's life and work. A Polish-Jewish
pioneer of child advocacy, Korczak was one of the great humanitarians of the 20th century who
devoted his life to establishing and defining the rights of the child. Korczak's ideas were adopted by
the United Nations in the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1959. Preference for the
scholarship will be given to an Aboriginal Canadian student. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Education in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor's request, we have included
preference language.
#1311 Proposed Award Title and Description:Walter Gage Memorial Bursary in Engineering -
Bursaries totalling $4,150 have been made available through an endowment established by
Richard Ott, P.Eng. (B.A. So 1957) in memory of Walter Gage. Professor Gage served UBC for more
than fifty years, including as Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs, Dean of Inter-Faculty
and Student Affairs, acting President, and President (1969-1975). Mr. Ott greatly appreciated the
mentorship and support provided to him by Dean Gage when Mr. Ott was an engineering student. To
be considered, candidates may be in any year of the engineering program, and must be Canadian
Citizens who graduated from an Alberta or BC high school. Recommendations are made by
Enrolment Services.
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Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the bequest from the donor who
established this bursary stipulates that the bursary can go to students from BC or Alberta
high schools, therefore we updated the description accordingly.
#8497 Proposed Award Title and Description: Dr. Murray A. Flock Memorial Bursary in
Medicine - A $1,000 bursary has been made available through an endowment established by L.
Yvonne Flock to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical
Program at the University of British Columbia in memory of the late Murray Alexander Flock MD
and his 55 years of service as a family physician. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services
to a student who demonstrates financial need.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the donor has requested that we change
the award from annually funded to endowed.
#8581 Proposed Award Title and Description: Maja Paderewska Memorial Bursary - A $1,000
bursary has been made available through an endowment established by Aleksander Paderewski,
Jolanta Paderewska and friends to honour the memory of Maja Paderewska, a UBC alumna
(BA 2003, Diploma in Accounting 2005) to assist a student in any faculty or year of study, who
graduated from a North Surrey high school, with preference to students who graduated from North
Surrey Secondary School. Maja Paderewska was originally from Szczecin, Poland, and came to
Canada with her family at the age of 16. An alumna of UBC and SFU, she was a business and
economics teacher at North Surrey Secondary School. Maja was passionate about motivating and
inspiring her students. Known for being a friend to those she taught, she was always willing to go the
extra mile and make learning fun while pushing her students to reach their potential. Her life ended
suddenly at the age of 33. Caring, encouraging, kind and genuine, Maja will be deeply missed by all
who knew her. Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the donors have requested that we change
the award from annually funded to endowed.
#8583 Proposed Award Title and Description: R DWinkler Bursary in Forestry - Bursaries
totalling $1,400 have been made available through a generous endowment established by the Estate
of Siegfried Winkler. The bursaries are available to deserving students enrolled in the Faculty of
Forestry. Adjudication is made by Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon the donor's daughter's request, we
have changed the award title and description to meet Dr. Winkler's privacy concerns.
#1410 Proposed Award Title and Description: Alan Kraus Scholarship - Scholarships totalling
$1,800 have been made available through an endowment established by colleagues, students and
friends of Dr. Alan Kraus in honour of his lifetime achievements both at UBC and beyond. The
scholarships are awarded to doctoral students in Finance in the Sauder School of Business. Dr.
Kraus was Professor Emeritus of Finance at UBC, and was an internationally renowned
scholar. He received a BA and PhD from Cornell, an MBA from Stanford, and was also a
Fulbright Scholar at the University of Oslo. Alan taught the Theory of Finance, the
foundational course for Finance Ph.D. students at UBC for virtually his entire time at the
university. His impact on the Doctoral program at UBC Finance was perhaps his greatest
teaching legacy. Alan won several teaching awards, but his impact on doctoral students and the
doctoral program at UBC has been much beyond the formal recognition. Alan's intellectual
curiosity and thoroughness were a cornerstone of the research environment in the Sauder School of
 Vancouver Senate 15/16-26
Minutes of 16 September 2015
Business and remain an inspiration for his colleagues. The awards are made on the recommendation
of the Sauder School of Business in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: as a request of the family of Alan Kraus,
changed award description and added biographical information to honour Dr. Kraus'
lifetime of contributions and achievements.
#6521 Proposed Award Title and Description: Robert and Averil Kennedy Wood Science
Graduate Scholarship - A $6,000 scholarship is offered annually by Dr. Robert (Bob) and Averil
Kennedy. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate student enrolled in a thesis based Master's
program in the Faculty of Forestry and whose area of study is wood science. The scholarship may
be given to the same recipient for a maximum of two years. Dr. Kennedy received his
undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, a Master's degree from UBC
and his PhD from Yale University. He dedicated his career to the advancement of wood
behaviour through wood science research and teaching. Dr. Kennedy was Dean of the Faculty
of Forestry from 1983 until his retirement in 1991 when he became Emeritus Professor. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: the donors have requested to change area
of study and to add some biographical information; we have changed award title and
calendar description accordingly.
 Vancouver Senate 15/16-27
Minutes of 16 September 2015
Appendix C: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
New course
IGEN 453 (3) Pipelines, Society and the Environment
FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Revised program and parchment
COMM>Professional Master's Degrees>Master of Management>Operations Research
Specialization; Parchment: Master of Management Operations Research;
FACULTIES OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND
GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES (APPLIED SCIENCE)
New program concentration and courses
COMM>Professional Master's Degrees>Executive Master of Business
Administration>Concentration>Strategic Mine Management; MINE 574 (1.5) Mine Exploration,
Development and Operation; MINE 575 (1.5) Mineral Processing and Mine Waste Management;
MINE 576 (1.5) Models of Mine Operations
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
New courses
Applied Science
MINE 505 (3) Advanced Topics in Rock Engineering; MINE 507 (3) Block Caving
Systems; MINE 515 (3) Mining in the Future
Arts
FIST 510 (3) Advanced Film Theory; FIST 520 (3) Advanced Film Criticism
Commerce and Business Administration
BAAC 505 (2.3) Fundamentals of Accounting
Medicine
SPHA 533 (1.5) Health Care Priority Setting
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
New course
SPPH 481 (l-6)d Special Topics in Population and Public Health
FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
Revised program
PHAR>BScPharm>Academic Regulations>Disruption of Studies

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