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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 MAY 13, 2009
Attendance
Present: Prof. S. J. Toope (Chair), Dr. R. Anstee, Dr. K. Baimbridge, Dean M. A. Bobinski, Dr. J. Brander, Mr. B. Cappellacci, Mr. G. Costeloe, Ms. B. Craig, Dr. J. Dennison,
Mr. G. Dew, Ms. A. Dulay, Dr. W. Dunford, Dr. S. Farris, Dr. D. Farrar, Ms. M. Friesen,
Mr. C. L. Gorman, Dr. S. Grayston, Dr. W. Hall, Dr. P. G. Harrison, Mr. S. Heisler, Ms.
D. Herbert, Dr. R. Irwin, Dean M. Isman, Mr. A. Johal, Dr. S. B. Knight, Dr. B. S. Lalli,
Dr. D. Lehman, Mr. D. Leung, Dr. P. Loewen, Dr. P. L. Marshall, Dr. W. McKee, Mr. J.
Mertens, Mr. C. Meyers, Principal L. Nasmith, Dr. C. Orvig, Dr. K. Patterson, Dean S.
Peacock, Dr. J. Plessis, Ms. S. Purewal, Dr. A. Riseman, Dr. L. Rucker, Mr. J. Sealy-Har-
rington, Dr. S. Singh, Dr. R. Sparks, Dr. B. Stelck, Dean G. Stuart, Mr. D. Thakrar, Dr. S.
Thorne, Dean R. Tierney, Mr. B. Tomlinson, Mr. D. Verma, Dr. M. Vessey, Mr. A.
Wazeer, Dr. R. Windsor-Liscombe, Dr. R. A. Yaworsky, Ms. M. Young, Dr. T. Young.
By Invitation: Dr. L. Kesler, Dr. A. Kindler, Dr. W. Pue, Dr. D. Wilkinson.
Regrets: Dean T. Aboulnasr, Mr. C. Au, Principal M. Burgess, Dr. B. Cairns, Mr. A.
Cheung, Dean B. Evans, Dr. D. Fielding, Dean N. Gallini, Mr. R. Gardiner, Dr. A. Ivanov,
Ms. A. Kelly, Dr. B. MacDougall, Mr. W McNulty, Ms. S. Morgan-Silvester, Dean D.
Muzyka, Dr. G. Oberg, Ms. A. Peterson, Mr. G. Podersky-Cannon, Dr. T. Ross, Dean J.
Saddler, Mr. M. Sami, Ms. A. Shaikh, Dr. C. Shuler, Dean R. Sindelar, Dr. M. Upadhyaya,
Mr. A. Warbinek, Dr. P. Ward, Dr. R. Wilson.
Recording Secretary: Ms. L. M. Collins.
Call to Order
The President called to order the ninth regular meeting of the Senate for the 2008/2009
academic year.
Vol. 2008/2009
143
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Minutes of May 13, 2009
Senate Membership
STUDENT SENATORS
The Secretary had circulated for information a list of new and returning student representatives to Senate for the term from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010 and thereafter until
replaced.
APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT SENATORS AT-LARGE
Mr. Heisler l     That Senate, on the recommendation of the
Mr. Tomlinson J     Council of the Alma Mater Society, appoint
Mr Joel Mertens, Mr Joshua Sealy, and Mr
Azim Wazeer to Senate as representatives of
the student body at-large for terms ending
31 March 2010 and thereafter until
replaced.
Carried.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS AND NOTICE OF ELECTION
The Secretary had issued with the meeting agenda a call for nominations for two Student
Senators to serve on the Nominating Committee for the term from May 13, 2009 until
March 31, 2010 and thereafter until replaced.
Two nominations were received, and Mr Geoff Costeloe and Mr Joel Mertens were
declared acclaimed as elected.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Rucker l     That the minutes of the meeting of April 15,
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Mr. Verma J     2009 be adopted as circulated.
CORRECTION
Referring to the comments attributed to him on p. 08/09 127, Dr. Dennison clarified that
he had not stated that student rank in class would be a fairer way to judge student perfor-
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Minutes of the Previous Meeting, continued
mance than raw grades, but had noted that rank in class was one factor to consider. Dr.
Dennison had suggested that UBC look at policies that had been recently reinstated in
California. He had located some data at the institutional and state levels and had passed
it along to the Admissions Committee for review.
le motion
carried by
consent.
Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
BRIAN J. SILZER, ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT, ENROLMENT SERVICES &
REGISTRAR
The President noted that Mr. Brian J. Silzer was attending his last meeting as Secretary
prior to his retirement in June 2009. Mr. Silzer had begun his term at UBC as Associate
Vice-President, Enrolment Services & Registrar in 2002, following a long and distinguished career at the University of Alberta. Mr. Silzer had shown an exceptional commitment to students and was recognized as a mentor for registrars and other student-service
professionals across Canada. Most recently, he was known as a champion for the development of the Kuali Student student information system. Presenting a certificate of appreciation, the President described Mr. Silzer as a "fountain of good advice" and a
"wonderful servant of UBC."
Mr. Silzer responded that he had very much enjoyed his work at UBC. He thanked Ms.
Collins and the Senate secretariat for their dedication to the proper functioning of the Senate. Mr. Silzer stated that he looked forward to helping his successor, Mr. James Ridge,
transition to his new role.
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Agenda Committee
TOPICS OF BROAD ACADEMIC INTEREST
Committee Chair Dean Bobinski gave an oral report on the Committee's collection of topics of broad academic interest in response to the March 25, 2009 call for submissions.
Dean Bobinski listed the topics and the Committee's respective plans for each them as follows:
1. Engagement by faculty members in service activity. Agenda Committee to forward to
Nominating Committee for consideration due to connection to Culture of Service
referral.
2. Gender-Neutral Degree Nomenclature: Bachelor/Master/Doctor or Baccalaureate/
Magisteriate/Doctorate. Should graduates be allowed to choose?
Agenda Committee to forward to Academic Policy Committee for preparation of a
discussion paper.
3. Institutional Strategies to "scale up" Community Service Learning and Community-
Based Research at UBC
Agenda Committee to forward to Teaching & Learning Committee for preparation of
discussion paper.
4. Increasing the Yield: Student Engagement in International Learning
Agenda Committee to forward to Teaching & Learning Committee for preparation of
discussion paper.
5. University reliance on external funding sources and academic freedom.
Agenda Committee to plan a Senate discussion (facilitated by a Senator) to take place
in fall 2009.
6. Proposal that the University develop and implement a required "unit" on sustainability for all students.
Agenda Committee to consult with the President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability and/or the working group on the academic sustainability plan.
7. UBC Students' health, wellbeing, and academic success.
Agenda Committee to consult further with submitters to identify issues of particular
interest to Senate and how Senate might engage.
From the Board of Governors
The Senate received for information confirmation that the following items approved by
the Senate had subsequently been approved by the Board of Governors, as required under
the University Act.
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From the Board of Governors, continued
Senate Meeting of March 25, 2009
Curriculum Proposals from the Faculties of Forestry, Graduate Studies (Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science), and Pharmaceutical Sciences
New Awards
Enrolment Targets 2009/2010
Candidates for Degrees
The Secretary presented for approval a list of 6841 candidates for degrees and diplomas.
Dr. Rucker l     That the candidates for degrees and
Mr. Costeloe J     diplomas, as recommended by the Faculties
and Schools, be granted the degrees and
diplomas for which they are recommended,
effective May 2009, and that a committee
composed of the Registrar, the appropriate
Dean, and the Chair of the Vancouver
Senate, be empowered to make any
necessary adjustments.
Carried by the
required 2/3
majority.
Reports from the Provost and Vice-President, Academic
UBC ABORIGINAL STRATEGIC PLAN
Dr. Farrar had circulated for information the UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan. He stated
that the Plan had been developed as a "living document" to reflect UBC's commitment to
Aboriginal education, respect for Aboriginal knowledge and cultures, and resolve to build
upon the strengths of the University to more fully address the needs of Aboriginal and
Indigenous communities in British Columbia, Canada, and the world. The document outlined how the University planned to move forward on its goals to develop educational
opportunities for Aboriginal people, provide relevant and substantive curricula and
research that appropriately address Aboriginal culture and history and integrate the
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UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan, continued
understandings they provide across disciplines, and to engage Aboriginal communities in
mutually supportive and productive relationships.
At the request of Dr. Farrar, the assembly recognized Dr. Anna Kindler, Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs, and Dr. Line Kesler, Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs.
Dr. Kindler noted that the materials circulated included the Plan and two documents
related to implementation. She gave an overview of the process for development of the
Plan, and described the planning process as being of both symbolic and pragmatic significance. It had been considered particularly important that the Aboriginal Strategic Plan be
developed early in the strategic planning process so that the priorities identified in the
Aboriginal Strategic Plan could be embedded in the broader UBC strategic plan.
The working group that developed the Plan had had extensive discussions about whether
to set time-delimited targets for certain deliverables. In the hope of building a sense of
ownership of the Plan, it was deemed preferable to set out areas of engagement and then
to ask academic units to include them in their regular academic planning processes. In discussions about budgetary requirements for implementation, the working group had
decided to recommend an integrated budget model rather than the establishment of a special pool of funds. Dr. Kesler agreed, stating that Aboriginal priorities were crucial to the
University as a whole and that it was important not to marginalize Aboriginal issues as a
special category of work.
Dr. Kesler gave a brief overview of the guiding principles and the areas of engagement laid
out in the plan. He described the care that had been taken to consult with people on campus and in communities. As a result, he reported that there had been a high degree of
endorsement of the Plan.
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UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan, continued
DISCUSSION
Mr. Costeloe expressed his support for the Plan and thanked the working group. He asked
how the University might oversee implementation to ensure success. Dr. Kesler agreed
that it would be important to ensure that the Plan was not lost among other priorities. He
stated that real intention, teamwork, and will would be necessary. Should progress be
slow in some areas, it would be necessary to identify why and to modify the approach.
The President noted that Dr. Kesler's recent appointment as Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs would provide a direct connection to the executive team. Dr.
Kindler described several processes and groups that were already underway within faculties.
Dr. Kesler described the two major potential threats to an implementation of this type as
dependency on an isolated unit and the allocation of contingent funding. When these
units and funds had been exhausted, the initiative would disappear.
As a member of the Undergraduate Programs Subcommittee of the Sustainability Academic Strategy working group, Dr. Singh pointed out the potential for members of the
Aboriginal Strategic Plan working group to connect with other working groups. Dr. Kesler agreed.
Dr. Anstee was pleased to see engagement in high-school mathematics and science referenced in the Plan, and asked what action was planned in the area of mathematics in particular. He noted that similar initiatives in the past had relied on the identification of a
volunteer faculty support person. Dr. Kesler stated that the overall goal was to improve
Aboriginal students' chances of completing high school with the subjects they needed, and
that he had observed a sincere willingness within the community to work with the University in this area.
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UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan, continued
Dr. Knight spoke in support of the report and offered the following suggestions:
• The University should avoid setting a minimum target for the enrolment of Aboriginal
students.
• In the section on student recruitment, specific reference to the role of admissions policies, e.g., broader based admissions, would be helpful.
• It would be useful to make reference to specific strategies to stimulate learning at the
secondary school level, e.g., adjustments to class times and modes of instruction and
the addition of tutorials, etc.
Dr. Kesler stated that these were areas where careful thinking was critical.
Referring to the section on Recruitment and Support of Faculty and Staff, Ms. Young was
pleased to see the recommendation for a committee to assess the relationship between
promotion and tenure procedures and the actual demands placed on Aboriginal faculty.
She suggested that this assessment be extended to consider how requirements could take
into account different knowledge and approaches to create a more inclusive advancement
system. Ms. Young also suggested that workplace climate issues for Aboriginal faculty in
particular merited attention. Dr. Kesler thanked Ms. Young for her observations, indicating that there was awareness of issues in these areas and that they would be challenging
to address.
Dr. Farrar emphasized the importance of connections between the Aboriginal Strategic
Plan and other plans, such as the international plan and the sustainability plan. He
thanked the working group, including Dr.'s Kindler and Kesler for their work.
Academic Building Needs Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Sparks delivered the report.
ORAL ANNUAL REPORT ON COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
Dr. Sparks gave an overview of the Committee's activities over the previous academic year.
He thanked his fellow Committee members for their engagement and secretariat staff Mr.
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Academic Building Needs Committee, continued
Christopher Eaton and Ms. Lauren Hume for their support. He noted that Student Senators Mr. Robert McLean and Mr. Azim Wazeer had been particularly active on the Committee.
Dr. Sparks noted that the mandate of the Committee was broader than its name suggested. The mandate included, for example, monitoring the implementation of the Campus Plan and to review the impact of every building or landscape development on the total
teaching and academic resource.
AREAS OF ENGAGEMENT
The Committee had undertaken discussions in the following areas:
1. Classroom space, including University support for classroom space, configuration and
design of classroom space, and availability of formal and informal learning spaces.
The unavailability of 15 percent of classrooms due to renovation presented a particular challenge.
2. Sustainability and accessibility, including standards and goals for buildings and landscaping. Accessibility during construction was of concern.
3. President's Property and Planning Advisory Committee (PPPAC). The inclusion of
members of the Senate Academic Building Needs Committee as voting members of
PPPAC formed the basis for consultation with the Senate prior to Board approval of
all building projects. The Committee used this authority advisedly and aimed to
update Senate regularly. At six PPPAC meetings over the previous year, a total of 11
proposals had come forward for review, including six for approval.
The Committee had met with a number of individuals and groups on campus to understand the campus planning process. The Committee had been impressed with the high
quality of consultation and planning that was underway, and had invited Ms. Nancy
Knight to return to Senate with a status update.
VANCOUVER CAMPUS PLAN: KEY DIRECTIONS
At the request of Dr. Sparks, the assembly recognized guest presenter Ms. Nancy Knight,
Associate Vice-President, Campus & Community Planning.
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Academic Building Needs Committee, continued
Ms. Knight recalled that, at the time of her last visit to Senate, Phase 3 (Talking About the
Future) had been underway. By May 2009, Phase 4 (Consultation) was nearly complete
and Phase 5 (A Draft Plan) was beginning.
Ms. Knight reported that the Campus Plan would envision a 10 percent increment on academic facilities and a doubling of student housing and associated infrastructure, e.g., food
services and child care.
Drivers for change included the following:
• Sustainability;
• Changing social needs; and
• Directions set through the University's strategic plan.
The following key directions had arisen during consultation:
• Efficient use for the University's land base;
• A more personal campus experience, particularly for undergraduate students;
• A memorable sense of place;
• Reflection of the West Coast setting;
• Vibrant campus life;
• Increasing the capacity for and the variety of student housing;
• Improving the public realm of the campus.
Ms. Knight stated that next steps included developing the more detailed guidelines and
policies that would lead to a draft Campus Plan. A consultation on the complete package
was planned for October 2009.
DISCUSSION
Dr. Windsor-Liscombe expressed his appreciation for the work that was underway. He
asked whether the Academic Building Needs Committee could consider how to manage
the problem of reliance on donors to fund academic buildings in the absence of sustained
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funding from the provincial government. Dr. Sparks described three main drivers for
development:
• opportunities to work with individual donors;
• the University's list of capital priorities; and
• the UBC Renew initiative.
President Toope expressed disappointment that governments had recently begun targeting
funding for capital development in specific ways, e.g. for "research building in science and
technology," and indicated that counterbalancing these funding restrictions presented a
constant challenge.
Mr. Costeloe reported that campus development was a topic of great interest to students.
In response to a question about student housing, Ms. Knight stated there were approximately 8500 beds on campus, which could accommodate 29 percent of full-time undergraduate students and 24 percent of graduate students. The objective was to increase
capacity to house half of all full-time undergraduates.
Dr. Harrison expressed appreciation for the approach of trying to envision the campus in
2017. He noted, however, that the Plan seemed to anticipate numbers about the make-up
of the student body that differed from the targets under consideration by the Senate
Admissions Committee. He suggested a future Senate discussion about projections for the
student body, including the mix of undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Farrar
agreed, noting that these enrolment issues were linked to upcoming discussions about
how to balance the University budget. Dr. Farrar stated that he would value a conversation with Senate about enrolment directions, and suggested that an item be scheduled for
the fall of 2009.
Mr. Wazeer stated that some of the 8,500 spaces in student housing were inaccessible to
many students because of the requirement for a 12-month lease, even while some spaces
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Academic Building Needs, continued
remained vacant. He asked whether more eight-month leases would be available in the
future. Ms. Knight stated that this particular concern had been raised during consultation
and that it had been forwarded to the group that manages student housing. President
Toope stated that there was recognition of the need to become more creative about student housing options. A different approach would be necessary to meet the aggressive target of housing 50 percent of full-time undergraduates. The President stated that the
University's complement of student housing placed UBC far ahead of many of its peers.
The University of Toronto and McGill University, as examples, were able to accommodate
far fewer students directly on campus. The location of those universities directly within
cities presented, however, many more options for off-campus student housing in comparison to the situation at UBC.
Dr. Baimbridge expressed the opinion that it felt increasingly dangerous for pedestrians to
share the road with cyclists on campus. He asked whether plans were underway to
improve cycling routes and to ensure pedestrian safety. Ms. Knight stated that she had
heard this concern in consultation, and that balancing among the various modes of transportation would be considered during the development of the draft Campus Plan.
The President thanked Ms. Knight for her report and suggested that Senators send any
additional questions to Ms. Knight by email.
Academic Policy Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Harrison delivered the reports.
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Academic Policy Committee, continued
DISESTABLISHMENT OF THE INSTITUTE OF HEARING ACCESSIBILITY RESEARCH
The Committee had circulated a proposal to disestablish the Institute of Hearing Accessibility Research (IHEAR). Senate had approved the establishment of the Institute in the
Faculty of Graduate Studies in May 1994 and its transfer to the College for Interdisciplinary Studies in November 2006. In light of significant budgetary and leadership challenges,
the Institute had ceased operations in December 2002.
Dr. Harrison l     That Senate disestablish the Institute of
Mr. Dew J     Hearing Accessibility Research in the
College for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Carried.
DISESTABLISHMENT OF THE INSTITUTE OF HEALTH PROMOTION RESEARCH
The Committee had circulated a proposal to disestablish the Institute of Health Promotion Research (IHPR). Senate had approved the establishment of Institute in the Faculty
of Graduate Studies in March 1990 and its transfer to the College for Interdisciplinary
Studies in November 2006. In light of the budgetary and leadership challenges identified
by an external review and the creation of the School of Population and Public Health, the
Institute had ceased operations in October 2007.
Dr. Harrison l     That Senate disestablish the Institute of
Dr. Windsor- J     Health Promotion Research in the
Liscombe College for Interdisciplinary Studies.
ORAL REPORT ON REINSTATEMENT OF THE THURSDAY NOON-HOUR BREAK
FOR 2009/2010 AND THEREAFTER
In response to a request at the previous meeting under Proposed Agenda Items, Dr. Harrison gave a brief update on the suspension of the Thursday "noon-hour" break between
classes for the 2008/2009 academic year and its pending reinstatement. He recalled that
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Academic Policy Committee, continued
Senate had agreed to suspend the break temporarily as one of several strategies to provide
for fuller utilization of space in a period where 15 percent of available classrooms were
undergoing renovation.
Classroom Services had reported to the Academic Policy Committee that, during the suspension period, there had been a 50 percent increase in scheduling of classes in the 12:30
to 2:00 timetable slot. Dr. Harrison explained that a certain percentage of classes had
been scheduled in that slot even prior to the suspension of the break.
The Committee understood that midday class times were considered highly desirable and
had decided to undertake wide consultation about whether it would be preferable to
schedule a break at some other time in the weekly timetable. Dr. Harrison encouraged
Senators to participate in the consultation process. He hoped that the Committee would
be prepared to report back by late fall 2009.
Admissions Committee
Committee member Dr. Anstee delivered the reports.
BROADER BASED ADMISSION: BACHELOR OF ARTS
The Committee had circulated a proposed revised calendar entry on admission requirements for applicants to the Bachelor of Arts program. Applicants who met the minimum
academic requirements but who did not meet the required competitive average for admission would be evaluated using broad-based admission criteria. The Faculty had previously
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Admissions Committee, continued
considered broad-based criteria in the selection of international secondary school applicants and proposed to extend this practice to include domestic applicants.
Dr. Anstee l     That Senate approve the revised calendar
Mr. Gorman J     entry on admission requirements for
applicants to the Bachelor of Arts program,
effective for entry to the 2010 Winter
Session and thereafter.
DISCUSSION
In response to a question from Mr. Johal about methods for verifying claims made by
applicants on supplemental application forms, Dr. Harrison stated that applicants were
normally required to submit referee names and contact information so that the University
could follow up as necessary.
In response to a question from Mr. Heisler, Dr. Anstee stated that he doubted that implementation of a broader-based admissions policy would generate more student appeals
from admission decisions.
In response to a question from Dr. Knight about the use of e-portfolios in broader-based
admissions, Mr. Silzer indicated that this was being explored in the School of Nursing.
I The motion was
put and carried.
CHANGES IN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: BACHELOR OF ARTS
The Committee had circulated proposed changes in admission requirements for Brazilian
secondary school applicants to the Bachelor of Arts program. The Faculty of Arts proposed to use broader-based admission processes to evaluate all Brazilian secondary school
applicants and would require a competitive grade point average in addition to one of
three additional indicators. The proposed changes were consistent with the admission
practices of other major Canadian Universities with respect to applicants following the
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Admissions Committee, continued
Brazilian secondary school curriculum. The Faculty planned to closely monitor the implementation of this policy and provide any necessary support to incoming students.
Dr. Anstee l     That Senate approve the proposed changes
Dr. Rucker J     to admission requirements for applicants
following the Brazilian secondary school
curriculum to the Bachelor of Arts program,
effective for entry to the 2010 Winter
Session and thereafter.
Carried.
CHANGES IN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: BACHELOR OF MUSIC
The Admissions Committee had circulated proposed changes in admission requirements
for applicants to the Bachelor of Music program. The revised application deadline would
allow more timely offers of admission and the identification and recruitment of the best
students.
Dr. Anstee l     That Senate approve the proposed changes
Dr. Loewen J     to admission requirements for applicants to
the Bachelor of Music program, effective for
entry to the 2010 Winter Session and
thereafter.
Carried.
CHANGES IN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: BACHELOR OF EDUCATION,
CAREER EDUCATION PROGRAM OPTION: CHEF EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION
The Admissions Committee had circulated proposed changes in admission requirements
for applicants to the Bachelor of Education Career Education Program, CHEF Education
Specialization. Applicants would be granted 60 credits of advanced standing for Interpro-
vincial Trades Qualification "Red Seal" Cook plus Diploma in Culinary Arts (or equiva-
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Admissions Committee, continued
lent) and be required to complete 30 credits of Arts and Science course work prior to
admission.
Dr. Anstee l     That Senate approve the proposed changes
Dr. Rucker J     to admission requirements for applicants to
the Bachelor of Education Career Education
Program: CHEF Education Program,
effective for entry to the 2009 Winter
Session and thereafter.
Carried.
ANNUAL REPORT TO SENATE: ADMISSIONS APPEALS
Pursuant to section 37(1 )(b) of the University Act, the Vancouver Senate had conferred on
the Admissions Committee the power to hear final appeals on applications for admission
and readmission to the University. The Committee had circulated for information its
annual summary of actions taken under this authority.
Between May 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009, the Admissions Committee heard 20
student appeals:
• 11 appeals for admission to the University;
• 3 appeals for readmission to the University;
• 6 appeals by UBC students for admission/transfer to a Degree or Program.
Of the appeals heard by the Committee, 6 were allowed and 14 were dismissed.
Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing
As required under Section 39(a) of the Rules & Procedures of Senate, Committee Chair
Dr. Yaworsky delivered the annual report on Committee activities.
Since the previous report to Senate in May 2008,10 appeals had proceeded to Committee
hearings, of which three were allowed, six were dismissed and one was in process.
In addition to the nine appeals concluded, the Committee has been advised that in the past
year an additional 14 appeals were presented to the Registrar, of which three were
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resolved prior to a Committee Hearing; four were dismissed by the Registrar due to lack
of timely prosecution; and seven were in progress and were expected to be heard by the
Committee in the upcoming months. The Committee's report contained a non-identifying
summary of the disposition of each appeal.
Dr. Yaworsky thanked the members of the Committee and the secretariat for their hard
work
Curriculum Committee
See also Appendix A: Curriculum Summary.'
Committee Chair Dr. Marshall delivered the report.
Dr. Marshall l     That the curriculum proposals brought
Mr. Johal J     forward by the Faculties of Arts, Commerce
& Business Administration, Graduate
Studies (Arts, Commerce & Business
Administration, Dentistry, and Education),
Law; and the College of Health Disciplines
be approved.
DISCUSSION
Dr. Marshall drew attention to the proposed Writing and Research Requirement from the
Faculty of Arts, commending the Faculty for its thoughtful process in developing this new
requirement.
In response to questions about African Studies from a Student Senator, Mr. Eaton stated
that there had not been direct consultation with the Africa Awareness student initiative.
Although there was an existing African Studies minor in the Bachelor of Arts, he was
uncertain about plans to develop a major in that area.
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Curriculum Committee, continued
In response to questions from Dr. Knight about the minor in Law and Society, Ms. Young
stated that teaching of the lead course, LASO 200, would alternate between instructors
from sociology and law. The course was not intended for students in the Faculty of Law.
Dr.'s Marshall and Young confirmed that the Faculty of Law had been involved in the
development of the new minor by the Faculty of Arts.
"he motion was
;
put and carried.
Joint Reports from the Curriculum Committee and the Admissions
Committee
Please see also Appendix A: Curriculum Summary.'
Curriculum Committee Chair Dr. Marshall presented the reports.
MASTER OF ENGINEERING IN CLEAN ENERGY ENGINEERING
Dr. Marshall l     That Senate approve the Master of
Mr. Wazeer J     Engineering in Clean Energy Engineering
(M.Eng. (Clean Energy Engineering))
program and its associated courses as set out
in the attached report.
DISCUSSION
Dr. Marshall noted that, should Senate approve a new program, subsequent approvals by
the Board of Governors and the Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market
Development would also be required. In response to a question from Mr. Wazeer, Dr.
Marshall stated that, although these subsequent approvals were usually obtained as
expected, it was necessary to respect approval protocols. As part of the government
approval process, other institutions in the province were asked to comment on new programs.
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Curriculum Committee
At the request of Dr. Marshall, the assembly recognized Dr. David Wilkinson, Professor,
Chemical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Wilkinson gave a brief overview of the new program as an exciting contribution from UBC to the field of clean energy. Significant activity
had been underway at UBC for some time, but the new program was intended to provide
a critical focal point. Dr. Wilkinson anticipated high student demand for the program.
"he motion was
;
put and carried.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN CRANIOFACIAL SCIENCE
Dr. Marshall l     That Senate approve the new and changed
Mr. Heisler J     Graduate Programs in Dentistry and
Craniofacial Science as set out in the
attached report.
Nominating Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Windsor-Liscombe delivered the reports.
CULTURE OF SERVICE STATUS REPORT
The Committee had circulated a progress report on the Committee's work in response to
the January 2009 referral to the Nominating Committee on UBC's "culture of service."
Dr. Windsor- l     That the report of the Nominating
Liscombe J     Committee on "Culture of Service: Status
Mr. Leung Report" be received;
and;
That the Nominating Committee be
permitted to report back at the November
2009 meeting of Senate in lieu of the May
2009 meeting specified by Senate.
Carried.
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Nominating Committee, continued
STUDENT SENATOR ASSIGNMENTS TO SENATE COMMITTEES AND TO THE
COUNCIL OF SENATES
The Committee had circulated a list of recommended assignments of Student Senators to
the Committees of Senate.
Dr. Windsor-
Liscombe
Mr. Costeloe
That Senate appoint student senators to the
Committees of Senate as recommended by
the Nominating Committee, for terms
ending March 31, 2010 and thereafter until
replaced.
AMENDMENT
The recommendations were amended by consent to add the assignment of Mr. Avneet
Johal to fill vacancies on the Curriculum and Library Committees.
Dr. Windsor-
Liscombe
Dr. Patterson
The motion was
put and carried
:
That Senate elect Mr. Sean Heisler and Mr.
J     Dipen Thakrar to the
Council of Senates.
Carried.
Committee on Student Appeals on Academic Discipline
ANNUAL REPORT ON COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
Committee member Dr. Dennison delivered the annual report on Committee activities for
the 2008/2009 academic year. During the period from May 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009,
the Senate Committee had heard six appeals involving students disciplined by the President on the recommendation of the President's Advisory Committee on Student Discipline. Of these, four appeals had been allowed, in whole or in part, and two had been
dismissed. The Committee had circulated for information a non-identifying summary of
each case.
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Student Awards Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Stelck delivered the report.
NEW AWARDS
Please see also Appendix B: New Awards.'
Dr. Stelck asked that the Minutes record Senate's appreciation for the work of Mr. Dan
Worsley, Associate Director, Awards in the Development Office, in preparing many new
awards for approval. Mr. Worsley was to retire in June 2009 after 30 years of service to
the University.
Dr. Stelck l     That the awards listed be accepted and
Mr. Johal J     forwarded to the Board of Governors for
approval, and that letters of thanks be sent
to the donors.
Carried.
POLICY ON CREDIT/D/FAIL STANDING
Recalling the March 2009 Senate approval of the Policy on Credit/D/Fail Standing, Dr.
Stelck reported that implementation of the policy would have implications for student
awards. The Student Awards Committee planned to consult with the Teaching and Learning Committee before making recommendations to Senate.
Tributes Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Thorne presented the reports.
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Tributes Committee, continued
CANDIDATES FOR EMERITUS STATUS
See also Appendix C: Emeritus Status.'
Dr. Thorne l     That the attached list of individuals for
Mr. Gorman J     emerita or emeritus status be approved and
that, pursuant to section 9(2) of the
University Act, all persons with the ranks of
Professors Emeriti, Associate Professors
Emeriti, Assistant Professors Emeriti, Senior
Instructors Emeriti, Instructors II Emeriti,
Instructors I Emeriti, General Librarians
Emeriti and Administrative Librarians
Emeriti be added to the Roll of
Convocation.
Carried.
REGALIA COLOURS
The Committee had circulated the following recommendations for regalia, i.e., hood,
colours:
1. Bachelor of Computer Science [B.C.S.] - Light blue with grey and green cord
2. Bachelor of Science in Wood Products Processing [B.Sc. (W.P.P.)] - Brown
with yellow cord
3. Master of Laws (Common Law) [L.L.M. (Com.)] - Fully lined amethyst violet
with white cord
4. Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Policy Studies [M.A.A.P.] - Fully lined University blue
5. Master of Journalism [M.J.] - Fully lined University blue with black and
white cord
6. Master of Applied Science in Forest Sciences [M.A.Sc. (For.)] - Fully lined
scarlet
7. Master of Management [M.M.] - Fully lined grey with black and gold cord
8. Executive Master of Business Administration [E.M.B.A.] - Fully lined grey
with black and red cord
9. International Master of Business Administration [I.M.B.A.] - Fully lined grey
with red cord
10. Master of Educational Technology [M.E.T.] - Fully lined white with University blue and yellow cord
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Tributes Committee, continued
11. Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture [M.A.S.L.A.] - Fully
lined maize with white and grey cord
12. Master of Software Systems [M.S.S.] - Fully lined light blue with grey and
green cord
Dr. Thorne l     That the proposed regalia colours be
Dr. Windsor- J     approved.
Liscombe
Carried.
PROCEDURES FOR GRANTING HONORARY DEGREES
The Committee had circulated for information a memorandum outlining discussions to
date about the possibility of collaboration on the selection of candidates for honorary
degrees with the Okanagan Senate Learning & Research Committee.
Dr. Thorne noted that the annual nominations period would soon open and that a revised
nomination form would be made available. Senators were encouraged to nominate worthy individuals from all walks of life. Procedures had been simplified to reduce the documentation required from the nominator, particularly for very prominent nominees. Prof.
Toope thanked Dr. Thorne for championing this collaboration with UBC Okanagan and
encouraged Senators to nominate.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The following regular meeting of the Senate was scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2009.
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APPENDIX A: CURRICULUM SUMMARY
Faculty of Applied Science
NEW DEGREE
Master of Engineering - Clean Energy Engineering
DEGREE ENTRY
New Entry for M.Eng program
NEW COURSES
CEEN501 (3)
CEEN502(3)
CEEN523 (3)
CEEN 596 (6)
CEEN 597(1)
NEW SUBJECT CODE
CEEN
Faculty of Arts
NEW COURSES
AFST 250 (3/6)d
ASTU 204 (3)
LASO 200 (3)
ASIA 307 (3)
ASIA 452 (3)
CDST 250 (3/6)d
SCAN 333 (3)
SCAN 334 (3)
ENGL 100 (3)
FREN 380 (3)
FREN 481 (3/6)d
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FREN 482 (3/6)d
FREN 483 (3/6)d
FREN 495 (3/6)d
FNLG 221 (3-12)d
FNLG 222 (3-12)
FNLG 231 (3-12)d
FNLG 232 (3-12)d
FNLG 241 (3-12)d
FNLG 242 (3-12)d
FNLG 251 (3)
FNLG 252 (3)
FNLG 261 (3)
FNLG 262 (3)
FNLG 291 (3-12)d
FNLG 292 (3-12)d
FNLG 480 (3-12)d
HIST 418 (3)
HIST 469 (3)
LING 209 (3)
PSYC 331 (3)
PSYC 431 (3)
WMST 101 (3)
WMST 102 (3)
CALENDAR CHANGES
B.A. > Interdisciplinary > Minor in Law & Society
B.A. > Change in degree requirements > Writing and research requirement
B.A. > Asian Studies > Accumulate at least 27 credits before declaration of a major
B.A. > Central Eastern Northern European Studies > Accumulate at least 27 credits
before declaration of a major
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Appendix A: Curriculum Summary, continued
B.A. > Geography > Major in Human Geography
B.A. > Geography > Honours in Geography
B.A. > History > Declaration of Major
B.A. > Linguistics > Declaration of Major
B.A. > Women's and Gender Studies
Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration
COURSE
BUSI 420
Faculty of Graduate Studies
ARTS
NEW COURSES
HIST 589
HIST 594
HIST 599
HIST 699
COMMERCE & BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
NEW COURSES
BA530
BASD 505
DENTISTRY
NEW COURSE
DENT 599
GRADUATE STUDIES
Parchment Changes
EDUCATION
New courses and subject code:
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Appendix A: Curriculum Summary, continued
EDCP 560
EDCP 561
Graduate Proposals -- Faculty of Dentistry
Craniofacial Science Calendar Entry
Dual Program for MSc in Craniofacial
MSc in Craniofacial Science
PhD in Craniofacial Science
Faculty of Law
COURSES
LAW 470
LAW 471
College of Health Disciplines
NEW COURSES
IHHS 411
IHHS 480
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APPENDIX B: NEW AWARDS
Frank S. ABBOTT Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $700 have been endowed by
alumni and friends of Frank S. Abbott, former Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences, for undergraduate students in the Faculty. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. (First awards available for the
2009/10 Winter Session)
Rashida ALI Award in Dentistry: A $1,000 award is offered by Dr. Asef Karim (B.Sc.
1993, D.M.D. 1999) in honour of his aunt, Ms. Rashida Ali, to a student who demonstrates leadership skills and excellence in the Professionalism and Community Service
Program (PACS) in the Faculty of Dentistry. The award is made on the recommendation
of the Faculty. (First award available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
ASSOCIATION of Women in Finance Scholarship in Law: A $1,500 scholarship is
offered by the Association of Women in Finance, an organization that encourages and
supports women in the financial profession, to an outstanding student enrolled in the
Business Law Concentration in the J.D. Program. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (First award available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
Andreas BAUR Shoppers Drug Mart Outreach Award: A $700 award has been endowed
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 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Program 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 Ques-
nel, 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. (First award available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
Charlotte BORGEN Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $1,700 have been
endowed through a bequest from Charlotte Borgen for students entering the third year of
the M.D. Program. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine. (First awards available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
BRITISH Columbia Food Technologists Graduate Student Award: A $1,000 award is
offered by the British Columbia Food Technologists for an outstanding graduate student
in Food Science. The award recognizes a student who has demonstrated a high level of
academic achievement, research excellence, commitment to teaching and mentoring, and
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Appendix B: New Awards, continued
a commitment to the ideals of the profession. In addition to the cash prize, the award
includes a one-year membership in the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology. The award is made on the recommendation of an ad-hoc committee of Food Science
faculty members in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First awards
available for the 2009/10 Winter Session) (First award available for the 2009/10 Winter
Session)
NOTE: In addition to supporting the annual award, the donors are building an endowment fund with the intent that it will, in due course, provide the award in perpetuity
through endowment income.
Chris CLARK Bursary in Dentistry: A $1,000 bursary is offered by UBC Dentistry in
honour of Professor Emeritus, Dr. Chris Clark, whose extraordinary dedication to teaching and research has been instrumental in the continued success and mission of UBC
Dentistry. (First award available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
Kenneth H. CROOK Memorial Scholarship in Law: A $2,500 scholarship is offered by
Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP in memory of their esteemed colleague and
friend, Kenneth H. Crook. Ken's commitment to excellence in his practice and his display
of courage and compassion throughout life's challenges were an inspiration to all those
who knew him. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law to a
student entering the second year of the J.D. Program with high academic standing. (First
award available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
David DONALDSON Bursary in Dentistry: A $1,000 bursary is offered by UBC Dentistry in honour of Professor Emeritus, Dr. David Donaldson, whose extraordinary dedication to teaching and research has been instrumental in the continued success and
mission of UBC Dentistry. (First award available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
Charlotte Douglas FEE Graduate Award: A $1,000 award is offered, in memory of Charlotte Douglas Fee, to a graduate student at the UBC Centre for Women and Gender Studies. The award is made on the recommendation of the CWAG's Advisory Board in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First award available for the 2009/10
Winter Session)
Dr. and Mrs. Victor FENYO Scholarship: A $525 scholarship has been endowed through
a bequest by Kathleen Katalin Schaffer for a student in the M.D. Program. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine. (First award available for the
2010/11 Winter Session)
Joseph and Joyce GARDNER Scholarship in Forestry: A $700 scholarship has been
endowed by colleagues and friends in honour of Dr. Joseph Gardner, Dean of Forestry
from 1965 to 1983, and his wife, Mrs. Joyce Gardner, for an outstanding undergraduate
student in the Faculty of Forestry. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First award available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
GENETIC Counselling Graduate Entrance Scholarship: Two scholarships of $500 each
are offered to graduate students pursuing a Master of Science in Genetic Counselling.
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Appendix B: New Awards, continued
The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Medical Genetics in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First award available for the 2009/10
Winter Session)
Dr. Dimitrios GIANNOULIS Memorial Prize for Overseas Rotation Research Project in
Anesthesia: Prizes totalling $3,400 have been endowed by family, friends and colleagues
in the Department of Anesthesia, Vancouver Acute Health Services (VGH and UBCH) in
memory of Dr. Dimitrios Giannoulis for UBC Anesthesia Residents in Training, in support of overseas travel to provide educational and clinical services or to complete a
research project abroad. Dr. Giannoulis brought expertise, energy and enthusiasm to his
anesthetic practice at Vancouver Acute as well as to the advancement of the study of
anesthesiology at UBC. His tenure as Director of Anesthesia Undergraduate Training had
a significant impact on many UBC medical students and their decision to pursue specialty
training in anesthesia. In 2004, Dr. Giannoulis completed post-fellowship training in
ultra-sound guided regional anesthesia at the Toronto Western Hospital. He played a key
role in establishing the Division of Regional Anesthesia at Vancouver Acute Health Services, becoming the first head of that division. Dr. Giannoulis passed at the young age of
38 on March 23, 2008 and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him; he was a man
whose presence brightened a room and made all things seem possible. The award is made
on the recommendation of the Department of Anesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics in consultation with the Faculty of Medicine. (First awards available for the 2009/10
Winter Session)
Dr. Dimitrios GIANNOULIS Memorial Prize in Regional Anesthesia: Prizes totalling
$3,400 have been endowed by family, friends and colleagues in the Department of Anesthesia, Vancouver Acute Health Services (VGH and UBCH) in memory of Dr. Dimitrios
Giannoulis for UBC Anesthesia Residents in Training, who have demonstrated outstanding performance, innovation, compassionate patient care and excelled in the study of
regional anesthesia during their residency at UBC. Dr. Giannoulis brought expertise,
energy and enthusiasm to his anesthetic practice at Vancouver Acute as well as to the
advancement of the study of anesthesiology at UBC. His tenure as Director of Anesthesia
Undergraduate Training had a significant impact on many UBC medical students and
their decision to pursue specialty training in anesthesia. In 2004, Dr. Giannoulis completed post-fellowship training in ultra-sound guided regional anesthesia at the Toronto
Western Hospital. He played a key role in establishing the Division of Regional Anesthesia at Vancouver Acute Health Services, becoming the first head of that division. Dr.
Giannoulis passed at the young age of 38 on March 23, 2008 and he will be greatly
missed by all who knew him; he was a man whose presence brightened a room and made
all things seem possible. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department
of Anesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics in consultation with the Faculty of Medicine. (First awards available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
John R. GRACE Graduate Scholarship in Chemical and Biological Engineering: An $850
scholarship has been endowed in honour of Dr. John R. Grace by his wife, Dr. Sherrill E.
Grace, for graduate students in Chemical and Biological Engineering who demonstrate
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Appendix B: New Awards, continued
academic excellence and potential for service to society by performing research on
energy, the environment, and/or multi-phase systems. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First award available for the 2010/11 Winter Session)
Sherrill E. GRACE Graduate Scholarship in English: An $850 scholarship has been
endowed in honour of Dr. Sherrill E. Grace by her husband, Dr. John R. Grace, for graduate students in the Department of English who are conducting original research in the
literary and/or cultural study of Canada that promises to advance understanding of the
country and has potential for publication. The award is made on the recommendation of
the Department of English in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First
award available for the 2010/11 Winter Session)
GRADUATING Class of Law 1988 Vince Bjorndahl Bursary: Bursaries totalling $700
have been endowed by the Graduating Class of Law 1988 in memory of classmate, Vincent Bjorndahl, who passed away in 2006 at the age of 43 after a courageous two year
struggle with bone cancer. Vince was the Class of 1988's gold medalist and, after graduation, practiced in Vancouver and then Calgary, fashioning a distinguished career in tax
law. Vince will be especially remembered by his classmates, colleagues and friends for his
positive outlook and love of people, his integrity, his mastery of the law, his strong faith,
his devotion to family, his sense of adventure and his love of life, all of which he fully
embraced to the very end. The awards are made to law students demonstrating financial
need. (First awards available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
Katherine HUME Scholarship in Animal Welfare: A $2,500 scholarship is offered to a
graduate student in the Animal Welfare Program by Katherine Hume. Ms. Hume, a former UBC Employee, is inspired by the work of the Program and is pleased to support students who are improving the lives of animals. The scholarship is awarded on the
recommendation Of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First award available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
INTERNATIONAL Tuition Award in Education (12-Month Option): Awards in the
amount of $5,000 each are offered by the Faculty of Education to international undergraduate students enrolled in the 12-Month Option of the Bachelor of Education Program. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First awards
available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
INTERNATIONAL Tuition Award in Education (Two-Year Option): Awards in the
amount of $4,000 each are offered by the Faculty of Education to international undergraduate students enrolled in the Two-Year Option of the Bachelor of Education Program. The awards are renewable in the second year and are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty. (First awards available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
Philip W LEONG Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship has been endowed by Dr. Philip
Leong (M.D. 1973) for a student in the M.D. Program at The University of British
Columbia for outstanding academic and clinical achievement as determined by the Fac-
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Appendix B: New Awards, continued
ulty of Medicine. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First award
available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
M. Gail MACDONALD Memorial Bursary in Medicine: A $1,500 bursary is offered in
memory of M. Gail MacDonald, who was a lawyer with Canadian Pacific Legal Services.
The bursary is offered to a student in the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Program who demonstrates financial need. (First award available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
Cheryl L. OLMA Memorial Bursary in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Bursaries totalling $700
have been endowed by family and friends in memory of Cheryl L. Olma (1944-2008) for
undergraduate students in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Cheryl graduated
from the Faculty of Pharmacy at The University of British Columbia in 1967 and practiced for over forty years, primarily at Peace Arch Hospital. She was a proactive problem
solver, stayed current with her constantly changing profession and was a responsible,
conscientious role model whom others admired and respected. (First awards available for
the 2009/10 Winter Session)
Freda PAGANI Scholarship in Sustainability: Scholarships totalling $700 have been
endowed by family and friends in honour of Freda Pagani for graduate students in
Resource Management and Environmental Studies (RMES). As founder and director of
the Sustainability Office at UBC, Freda helped to develop green building guidelines for
campus facilities, initiated an energy management program, created the UBC Social, Ecological, Economic, Development Studies Program (SEEDS), and developed a community
energy and water plan. In addition, Freda led the creation of the University's first ecologically friendly building, the C.K. Choi Building. The award is made on the recommendation of the College of Interdisciplinary Studies in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate Studies. (First awards available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
Grace PALOMAR Memorial Scholarship: A $700 scholarship has been endowed by
friends and family in memory of Grace Palomar for a student entering the Master of
Architecture Program with high academic standing and a high potential for success. During her time in the Architecture Program, Grace made a significant impact on faculty, students and staff with her academic achievement, generous spirit, and quiet, thoughtful
leadership. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Architecture and
Landscape Architecture in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First
award available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
PIBC Graduate Scholarship in Planning: A $3,000 scholarship is offered by the Planning
Institute of British Columbia to a student who maintains high academic standing in
Community and Regional Planning and exhibits leadership skills in student or community planning activities. The award is made on the recommendation of the School in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First award available for the 2009/10
Winter Session)
Martin SIKES Memorial Scholarship in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Scholarships totalling $750 have been endowed by family, friends and colleagues in memory of
Martin Sikes (1968-2007) for Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate stu-
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Appendix B: New Awards, continued
dents. At UBC, Martin was involved in multiple extra-curricular activities, including
presidency of the Electrical Engineering Student Union club and being a mover and
shaker in numerous harmless pranks. After graduation, he went on to be highly successful in the video games industry as both a businessman and a developer of world-
renowned games. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering. (First awards available for the 2009/10 Winter Session)
Martin SIKES Memorial Service Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Awards
totalling $1,000 have been endowed by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Martin Sikes (1968-2007) for Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate students
with good academic standing at the University who have demonstrated leadership
through active involvement in professional societies, student government, and/or campus
and community activities. At UBC, Martin was involved in multiple extra-curricular
activities, including presidency of the Electrical Engineering Student Union club and
being a mover and shaker in numerous harmless pranks. After graduation, he went on to
be highly successful in the video games industry as both a businessman and a developer
of world-renowned games. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. (First awards available for the 2009/10
Winter Session)
Previously-Approved Awards With Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
Award 07976 - University Publishers Award in Engineering (revised description): A
$1,000 award is offered by University Publishers to assist an Engineering student. The
award is made on the basis of student leadership and participation in the activities of the
Engineering Undergraduate Society. The award is made on recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science in consultation with the Engineering Undergraduate Society. The
financial circumstances of candidates may be a consideration.
How amended: This annually-funded award was previously a scholarship based on academic standing as well as participation in the EUS. The donor now wants to focus the
criteria on student leadership and participation rather than on academic achievement.
Award 02753 - University Publishers Award in Law (revised description): A $1,000
award is offered by University Publishers to assist s student in the Faculty of Law. The
award is made on the basis of student leadership and participation in the activities of the
Law Students Association. The award is made on recommendation of the Faculty in consultation with the Law Students Association. The financial circumstances of candidates
may be a consideration.
How amended: This annually-funded award was previously a scholarship based on academic standing as well as participation in the Law Students Association. The donor now
wants to focus the criteria on student leadership and participation rather than on academic achievement.
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Appendix B: New Awards, continued
Award 04836 - WAH-SHEUNG Prize in Physiology (revised description) - Up to two
prizes totalling $550 have been endowed for graduate students who exhibit the best combination of academic achievement and research potential. To be eligible, students must
have obtained an undergraduate degree offered by the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences (CAPS) and be enrolled in Graduate Studies under the supervision of a
faculty member in CAPS. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department
of Cellular and Physiological Sciences in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How amended: The prize was originally designated for graduate students in the Department of Physiology. However, the Physiology Program is currently not being offered at
UBC and there is no graduate program in Cellular and Physiological Sciences. As a result,
there are no candidates eligible for the award under its original terms. The revisions to
the description will make it possible to offer the award again.
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APPENDIX C: EMERITUS STATUS
FACULTY MEMBERS APPROVED FOR EMERITA/EMERITUS STATUS
EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2009
Berinbaum, Martin C: Professor Emeritus of Music
Blatherwick, John: Clinical Professor Emeritus of Population and Public Health
Campbell, Larry, General Librarian Emeritus
Carr, Derek C, Associate Professor Emeritus of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
Chalmers, E Graeme: Professor Emeritus of Curriculum Studies
Dimmick, James E.: Professor Emeritus of Pathology
Dodek, Arthur: Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Feller, Michael: Associate Professor Emeritus of Forest Sciences
Gaskell, Peter James: Professor Emeritus of Curriculum Studies
Growe, Gershon: Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Johnson, Lee M.: Professor Emeritus of English
Jolliffe, Peter A.: Professor Emeritus of Agroecology
Maclntyre, Donna L.: Associate Professor Emerita of Physical Therapy
Marion, Stephan A.: Associate Professor Emeritus of Population and Public Health
Pullan, Bruce: Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
Rogers, David E: Associate Professor Emeritus of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
Shackleton, David M.: Professor Emeritus of Agroecology
Sinclair, Anthony R.E.: Professor Emeritus of Zoology

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