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 aplaceofmind Vancouver Senate
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THE  UNIVER5ITYOF BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 14 SEPTEMBER 2016
DRAFT
Attendance
Present: Dr S. J. Ono (Chair), Dr K. Ross (Secretary), Dr P. Adebar, Mr T. Ahmed, Dr R. Anstee, Dr K.
Baimbridge, Mr M. Bancroft, Dr L. Burr, Ms M. Burton, Dr H. Brock, Ms L. Castro, Dr A. Collier,
Dean M. Coughtrie, Ms D. Coulbourn, Dean C. Dauvergne, Mr N. Dawson, Mr B. Fischer, Dr S.
Forwell, Dean B. Frank, Chancellor L. Gordon, Acting Dean K. Harrison, Dr P. Harrison,, Ms M.
Huron, Dr A. Ivanov, Mrs C. Jaeger, Dr P. Keown, Ms H. Kwan, Mr D. Lam, Mr H. Leong, Dr P.
Loewen, Mr K. Madill, Ms A. Maleki, Dr C. Marshall, Dr P. Marshall, Dr W. McKee, Mr W. McNulty,
Dr P. Meehan, Dean M. Parlange, Dean S. Peacock, Dr N. Perry, Dr G. Peterson, Dr A. Redish, Dr A.
Richardson, Dr L. Rucker, Dr C. Ruitenberg, Mr I. Sapollnik, Dr B. Sawatzky, Dr T. Schneider, Dean C.
Shuler, Dr S. Singh, Ms S. So, Mr J. Speidel, Ms S. Sterling, Dr L. walker, Ms K. Williams, Dean R
Yada,
Regrets: Dr S. Avramidis, Ms E. Biddlecombe, Dr A. Dulay, Dr W. Dunford, Dr J. Gilbert, Dr D.
Gillen, Dr C. Godwin, Dr B. Goold, Mr S. Haffey, Dean R. Helsley, Dean J. Innes, Ms T. Johnson,
Dean D. Kelleher, Dr S. Knight, Dr B. Lalli, Dr D. MacDonald, Prof B. MacDougall, Dr C. Naus, Dr
C. Nislow, Dean S. Porter, Dr A. Riseman, Dr R. Sparks, Dr R. Tees, Dr S. Thorne, Dr R Topping, Ms
D. Tse, Dr R. Wilson, Dr D. Witt, Mr S. Zbarsky
Guests: Vice-Provost P. Ratner, Associate Vice-President S. Finlay, Ms A. Birthistle
Clerk: Mr C. Eaton.
Call to Order
The Chair of Senate, Dr Santa J Ono, called the first regular meeting of the Vancouver Senate for
the 2016/2017 Academic Year to order at 6:06 pm.
Agenda
By general consent, the proposed agenda was amended to postpone the three items proposing the
creation of President's advisory committees until the next meeting of Senate.
Senate Membership
The Chancellor welcome Dr Santa Ono to Senate as UBC's 15th President and Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Ono thanked the Chancellor for his words and expressed his appreciation for
the welcome had had received at UBC.
The Secretary welcomed Dr Hugh Brock, Director of Continuing Education; Ms Melody Burton,
University Librarian Pro Tem.; and Acting Dean of Arts Kathryn Harrison to Senate, replacing
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Dr Judith Plessis, Dr Ingrid Parent, and Dean Gage Averill respectively. She also announced the
resignation of Dr Frieda Granot, Representative of the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
William McNulty }        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 18 May 2016
Richard Anstee be adopted as presented.
Approved
Business Arising from the Minutes
In response to a question raised at the previous meeting, the Acting Secretary, Mr Eaton, advised
that at that last meeting, a question was raised by a senator from Medicine regarding the
definition of academic units. The information in question was emailed to the senator.
Remarks from the Chair
The President advised Senate that he had recently sent an email to the campus community
regarding the start of a strategic planning process. He noted that he had met with the Committee
of Deans earlier in the day, and that their own faculty plans would be integral to a broader UBC
plan. Dr Ono suggested that this process would take around a year to complete.
Dr Ono advised that several important search processes were underway: for a Provost and Vice-
President Academic, for a Vice-President Research and International, and for a Senior Advisor to
the President. He thanked Provost Pro Tem. Redish for her work over the past and next year, and
noted that there were two options for processes for finding her successor - open and closed. He
suggested to the Senate that he would prefer an open processes, with the two or three finalized
identified and brought to campus for comments and feedback from the community before a final
decision was reached.
Tributes Committee
Dr Paul Keown presented on behalf of Sally Thorne
Charles E Slonecker
A well-known figure on campus, Dr. Charles (Chuck) Slonecker first joined UBC in
1968 as an assistant professor in Dentistry. He became a full professor in 1976, and then served
as Head of the Anatomy Department from 1984 to 1995.
Throughout his long career he won numerous prizes, including a Certificate of Merit for the
UBC Master Teacher Award (1976), the Killam Teaching Prize for UBC Medicine
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(1996), and the JCB Grant Award from the Canadian Association for Anatomy,
Neurobiology and Cell Biology.
Although Dr. Slonecker's academic interests were in Cellular Immunology - he produced
19 publications, five book reviews, 16 special publications, one text book and 25 abstracts - a
large proportion of his time at UBC was focused on University Administration and Medical
Education. Over the course of his 35 year career, Dr. Slonecker served over 17 years as a
Senator, first as a representative of the Joint Faculties and later as a representative of the Faculty
of Medicine. He was also a member of numerous President's Advisory Committees, and a
volunteer with the UBC Development Office and United Way Campaign, and a member of the
Board of the UBC Alumni Association. Alongside this commitment, Dr. Slonecker became the
director of Ceremonies 1990, a position he held until his retirement in 2003, and spent two years
as the acting vice president of External Relations at UBC in the mid-90s. As part of this role Dr.
Slonecker oversaw all the academic ceremonies related to Congregation; Awards Presentations
for students, faculty and staff; and Community Relations activities.
Dr. Slonecker continued to chair the Student Discipline Committee and participate in other
committees even after his retirement, and was the recipient of the President's Service Award for
Excellence in 2001. He was made an Honorary Alumnus of UBC the same year.
To his family and friends, the Senate and the University of British Columbia offers their
condolences and thanks.
Dr. John Dennison
Professor Emeritus John D. Dennison was actively involved in the development of the higher
education system in British Columbia from the early 1960s. A prolific researcher into
community colleges in particular, throughout his career Dr. Dennison was involved in over 60
research studies, authored more than 100 articles and wrote four books on the subject. He was
closely involved in the development of Capilano College in particular. Having moved to Canada
in the 1950s, Dr. Dennison had received both his BA and MA in Physical Education from UBC
by 1960. He returned to teach at UBC in 1962, after spending a year at the University of
Manitoba, and went on to earn his doctorate in Education from Washington State University in
1967.
Dr. Dennison served on Senate for more than 20 years between September 1972 and August
1993, holding a number of positions including Representative of Joint Faculties and
representative of the Faculty of Education, as well as chairing the Tributes Committee for many
years. In 2002, after retiring, Dr. Dennison was again appointed to Senate, this time as the
Representative of St Mark's College.
Alongside his responsibilities at UBC, Dr. Dennison also served as the co-chair of the
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer from 1993-99. There he dealt with both
the theory and practice of student mobility and transfer credit within the province, describing the
"parity of esteem" among institutions as "the ideal goal in a diverse galaxy of post-secondary
institutions."
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Dr. Dennison was the recipient of a number of high profile awards: amongst others he was
awarded the UBC President's Award for Excellence, the Canadian Society for the Study of
Higher Education's Distinguished Member award, and he was named Millennium Professor of
Higher Education by the American Association of Professors of Community College Education
in the year 2000. In addition, he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Thompson Rivers
University, an Honorary Doctor of letters from Kwantlan University College and a Doctorate in
Sacred Letters from St Mark's College, all in 2002.
To his family and friends, the Senate and the University of British Columbia offers their
condolences and thanks.
Dr. Leslie Peterson
Chancellor Emeritus Leslie Raymond Peterson was born on a farm in 1923 near Viking,
Alberta. Aged 14 he began working part time to fund his education, first at Camrose Lutheran
College and then at McGill University, before breaking off his studies in 1942 to join the
Canadian Army. He served overseas until 1946, and, while stationed in England, furthered his
education at the University of London.
After leaving the Army Dr. Peterson came to UBC to study Law, graduating in 1949, and in
1952 he founded the law firm Peterson and Anderson here in Vancouver. This firm later merged
with Boughton Jensen McConnell, but in 1956 Dr. Peterson was elected to the Legislative
Assembly of British Columbia, for Vancouver Centre. Dr. Peterson held this seat until 1968, at
which point he was elected as MLA for Vancouver - Little Mountain.
Overall Dr. Peterson served 16 consecutive years in provincial cabinet posts, including as
Minister of Education, Minister of Labour, and Attorney General. Throughout this period he
opened over 100 schools, oversaw the creation of both the British Columbia Institute of
Technology and Simon Fraser University, and established the Provincial Court of British
Columbia.
Dr. Peterson returned to the private practice of law at Boughton & Co. in 1972, focusing on
administrative and transportation law, but continued to make time for extensive community
service, supporting numerous community organizations including the BC Historical Association,
the Canadian Child Health Association, the Shriners, and the Vancouver Aquarium.
In 1978 Dr. Peterson was appointed to the Board of Governors of UBC; he was Chair of the
Board from 1979 to 1983, and elected Chancellor by the Convocation from 1987 to 1993. During
this period he saw over 36,000 students pass before him at graduation, as well as working to
equalize opportunities for all students, no matter their financial means. Dr. Peterson was awarded
the Order of British Columbia in 1990, conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws by UBC in 1993,
and appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2000.
To his family and friends, the Senate and the University of British Columbia offers their
condolences and thanks.
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Paul Keown } That Senate approve the Memorial Minutes for Dr.
Daniel Lam Charles Slonecker, Dr. John Dennison and Dr. leslie
Peterson, that they be entered into the Minutes of
Senate and copies be sent to the family of the
deceased.
Approved
From the Board of Governors
The President confirmed that the following materials sent by the Senate to the Board of
Governors had been approved as required by the University Act:
March 2016
Curriculum proposals from the faculties of Arts, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, and Science
New & Revised Awards
New Degree Program: Master of Business Analytics
April 2016
Curriculum proposals from the faculties of Arts, Education, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies,
Land and Food Systems, and Science.
New and Revised Awards
New and Revised Programs: Major and Minor in First Nations and Endangered Languages
New Program Options: Master of Business Administration/ Yale University Master of Advanced
Management Dual Degree Program Option
May 2016
Curriculum proposals from the faculties of Applied Science, Arts, Commerce & Business
administration, Forestry, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Law, and Medicine.
New & Revised Awards
New Degree Programs: Master of Engineering Leadership in High Performance Buildings,
Master of Engineering Leadership in Smart Grid Energy Systems Design, Master of Health
Leadership and Policy in Clinical Education.
New Institute: Data Science Institute
From the Council of Senates
Dr Perry Adebar, Chair of the Vancouver Sub-Committee of the Council of Senates Budget
Committee spoke to request input from the Senate into the work of his committee over the course
of the year. He noted that the committee had an excellent working relationship with the
President's Office broadly, and fulfilled its obligation to assist the President with the budget by
meeting regularly with the Provost and Vice-President Finance.
Candidates for Degrees
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Philip Loewen
Lawrence Walker
That the candidates for degrees, as recommended by
the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, be
granted the degree for which they were
recommended, effective September 2016, and that a
committee comprised of the Registrar, the dean, and
the Chair of the Vancouver Senate be empowered to
make any necessary adjustments.
Approved
Admissions Committee
The Committee Vice-Chair, Mrs Carol Jaeger, presented.
UBC-LANGARA ABORIGINAL TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP (ATP): FACULTY OF FORESTRY
Carol Jaeger
Peter Marshall
} That Senate approve admission requirements for
applicants to undergraduate programs in the Faculty
of Forestry via the UBC-Iangara Aboriginal
Transfer Partnership, effective for entry to the 2016
Winter Session and thereafter.
Senator Jaeger noted that this was further to a series of proposal from last year.
Senator Forwell asked students were required to have 24 transferable credits but were assessed
on their best 30.
Dr Jaeger noted that not all credits were transferable but could be used to calculate an
average.
Approved
UBC-LANGARA ABORIGINAL TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP (ATP): BACHELOR OF KINESIOLOGY
Carol Jaeger
Richard Anstee
That Senate approve admission requirements for
applicants to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program
via the UBC-Iangara Aboriginal Transfer
Partnership, effective for entry to the 2016 Winter
Session and thereafter.
Approved
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CHANGE IN GENERAL UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE
Carol Jaeger } That Senate approve a change to the Winter Session
Susan Forwell application deadline for undergraduate degree and
diploma program, from 31 January to 15 January,
effective for admission to the 2017 Winter Session.
Approved
EARLY OFFERS OF ADMISSION ON GRADE 11 GRADES
Dr Jaeger noted that over the summer, the Senate Admissions Committee approved under Policy J-52
a procedural change that allowed UBC to make interim offers on the basis of final grade 11 grades in
place of interim grade 12 grades.
Dr Anstee noted that this was a big change in a way, but all evidence indicates that this will
not change the kinds of students admitted. He suggested that he was in favour of the idea but
felt that it should come to Senate for approval rather than for information.
Dr Harrison noted that some student did have grade 12 grades in their grade 11 year already,
so this would push decisions earlier for students with fewer gradel2 grades. He reminded
Senate that all of these offers were conditional.
Awards Committee
See Appendix A: Awards Report
Dr Lawrence Burr, Chair of the Committee, presented.
NEW AND REVISED AWARDS
Lawrence Burr } That Senate accept the awards as listed and forward
Lance Rucker them to the Board of Governors for approval; and
that letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Senator Burr noted that $268 000 was presented this year, with $87 million available annually.
He drew specific attention to the Musqueam and Honouring the Truth awards.
Approved
Curriculum Committee
See Appendix B: Curriculum Report
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Dr Peter Marshall, Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, presented.
RATIFICATION OF MATERIALS APPROVED OVER THE SUMMER
Peter Marshall } That Senate ratify the decisions of the Senate
Dean Frank Curriculum Committee regarding the attached
proposals.
Approved
RATIFICATION OF MATERIALS APPROVED OVER THE SUMMER
Peter Marshall } That the new courses brought forward by the faculties
Susan Forwell of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Medicine), be
approved.
Approved
NEW GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ORTHOPAEDIC MAND7ULATIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY
Dr Marshall informed Senate for information that pursuant to the University's Certificate policy,
the Senate Curriculum Committee had approved a new Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic
Manipulative Physical Therapy.
Nominating Committee
The Vice-Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, Dr Perry Adebar, presented.
ADJUSTMENTS TO COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
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Lawrence Burr
Richard Anstee
That Dr Sally Thorne be appointed to the Senate
Agenda Committee until 31 August 2017 and
thereafter until replaced, to replace Dr Frieda
Granot;
That Acting Dean Kathryn Harrison be appointed to
the Senate library Committee until 31 August 2017
and thereafter until replaced, to replace Dean
Gage Averill;
That Ms Melody Burton be appointed to the Senate
Committee on Student Appeals on Academic
Discipline until 31 August 2017 and thereafter until
replaced, to fill a vacancy;
That Acting Dean Kathryn Harrison, Dr lawrence
Walker, andDr Hugh Brock be appointed to the
Senate Tributes Committee until 31 August 2017 and
thereafter until replaced, to replace Dean Gage
Averill, Dr Frieda Granot, andDr Judith Plessis;
and
That Ms Ho Yi Kwan be appointed to the Senate
Tributes Committee until 30 March 2017 and
thereafter until replaced, to replace Ms Samantha So.
Approved
Report from the President
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OMBUDSPERSON FOR STUDENTS
President Ono introduced Ms Shirley R. Nakata, Ombudsperson for students, who with consent
of Senate presented her office's annual report.
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.
The Ombudsperson noted that her office was funded by both the University and the Vancouver
students. In September 2013 the Ombudsoffice opened an office in Kelowna; however, earlier
this year the student union announced that they would no longer fund the office and thus it has
now been closed. In the meantime, the Vancouver office has been trying to respond to Okanagan
inquirers but we likely will not have the resources to do so next term.
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Ms Nakata noted that her office opened in 20089 with 51 cases, growing to 468 two years ago,
and 489 last year across both campuses. Of the 377 visitors from Vancouver, 185 were
undergraduate, 99 graduate, 25 post-baccalaureate, 16 staff, and 52 other types of persons. A
plurality of concerns - 194 - were academic in nature, with interpersonal conflicts next at 83.
Ms Nakata stated that the goal of the Ombudsoffice is to humanize the bureaucracy, and sit at
then nexus between the governed and governing.
Ms Nakata highlighted three recommendations for the University from the past year:
1) For international students in particular, consider the adverse effect of seemingly neutral rules.
Can we adjust or recalibrate to make the process of orientation more mutual?
2) For practica and clinical settings, issues often arise with interpersonal conflicts and assessment
disputes. She suggested clearer expectations, criteria, and processes.
3) Suitability vs Misconduct. Faculties can proceed down either path in some instances if they
are not satisfied with the conduct of a student, and we need less ambiguous criteria around which
process is invoked.
Dean Dauvergne stated that she appreciated this report coming to Senate and the work of the
ombudsoffice with the Faculty of Law. There is a lot of bureaucracy at UBC and the
ombudsoffice helps deans humanize it.
Senator Forwell noted that 377 cases were followed in the last year. She asked if we knew what
the outcomes were.
Shirley said they do follow up with the students to ask them how it went. We also have a
satisfaction survey that asks about outcomes, but not all chose to respond.
Senator Forwell noted that for a large university, we still had a relatively small number of both
ombuds files and appeals.
The President asked if that was a small number
Shirley replied that it was consistent with Canada. We do a good job with points of entry,
and a small number of students will give up or not know of resources.
Senator Singh noted that in his interaction with students, many did not seem to hear of the office.
What kids of advertising was done, especially for international students.
Shirley replied that they just updated their website and did a poster campaign. They had a
small 2 person office and relied on others to an extent to talk about ombuds services and
many offices did refer students.
Reports from the Provost
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NEW CHAIR: RURAL DOCTORS' UBC CHAIR IN RURAL HEALTH
Angela Redish } That Senate approve the establishment of a new chair,
Paul Keown to be named the Rural Doctors' UBC Chair in Rural
Health.
Approved
CONSUTATION ON BOARD POLICY 131: SEXUAL ASSAULT
The Provost introduced Associate Vice-President Equity and Inclusion Sara-Jane Finlay, who
with permission of Senate presented on the proposed Board Policy 131: Sexual Assault
Dr Finlay presented on the policy, explain that it was a description and clarification of current
processes. Its goal is to ensure clarity and consistency in response to sexual assaults and sets out
principles and values. She explained that getting those principles correct is important as a
starting point for improvement.
Dr Finlay then set out the remit of the Sexual Assault Panel formed, and explained its differences
from the policy committee.
Dr Finlay set out the policy committee, noting that Professor Justice had yet to be involved due
to family circumstances, and that Dr Mirwaldt would be going on leave shortly and thus would
not be participating further.
A number of key drivers informed the policy, including a literature review based on research in
BC, Canada, and the United States; feedback from the University panel, consultation with key
stakeholders, the Butler Review; and the UBC GSS Sexual Assault policy.
Key principles for the policy are a survivor-driven process, clarity regarding processes,
informing education and quipping our community to respond to disclosers, fairness and natural
justice; and confidentiality and privacy.
Dr Finlay explained that the policy covered faculty staff and students, and could address
allegations made against a member of the UBC community on the basis of their contractual
relationship with UBC. We don't have the ability to address allegations against people who are
not part of our community however we can use policy 14 to limit their access to campus.
Scope of the policy includes students, staff and faculty, as well as post-doctoral fellows.
Jurisdiction will be based on allegations against members of the university community based
upon their relationship with UBC. For those without a relationship with UBC, Policy 14 can be
used to limit access to campus.
Senator Singh noted that in the US, statistics state that 15 to 20 percent of female students have
reported sexual assaults but the reporting number was very low. In the case of UBC some cases
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have taken more time than in reasonable. He asked firstly how we could approach having a
policy that people can have faith in. He secondly noted students who go away on exchange are in
a real danger as they are in more precarious situations and we need to review the policies of
schools where we have exchange agreements.
Dr Ono noted that they had met today with the panel members and building trust takes time and
acknowledgement of issues and indication of commitment.
Senator Baimbridge asked what UBC's role would be if a case became part of the judicial
system.
Dr Finlay said it was up to the survivor. They could report to us or the police or both.
They are different processes and offered different resolutions.
Senator Richardson asked what natural justice meant in this policy, having looked up the term
and noting that it was the Canadian term for what the US called due process. He asked if we
would set out what natural justice meant in the policy itself.
Dr Finlay explained that it was defined term in the framework of Canadian administrative
law.
Senator Forwell thanked Dr Finlay for the body of work. She asked that it be clear that this
policy covers students on or off campus, noting that there were grey areas were people were
unclear if they should inform UBC.
Dr Finlay replied that we have the ability to proceed in situations where we had a
contractual relationship with the individual. For instance, Faculty/Staff/Students could be
suspended, terminated or expelled. She noted that it becomes more difficult with those
with whom we have no contractual relationship - our only power is to ban them from
campus under policy 14. That said, we have other relationships we could use - not
placing students in dangerous co-ops, or never hiring contractors again.
Senator C Marshall asked about the relationship with the AMS sexual assault support centre, as
for many students there is a sense that this is where they should be going.
Dr Finlay relied that there was expertise there to support survivors. We have had
conversations and consultations with them as UBC develops its policies and education
plans.
PROVOST'S OFFICE INITIATIVES
Dr Redish outlined her office's planned initiatives for this academic year.
1) Supporting the president in developing a strategic plan.
2) Faculty housing program to support the recruitment and retention of faculty members.
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3) SIS renewal.
4) Graduate Funding. PhD Support, particularly for international students who don't have
access to tricouncil funding.
5) Dentistry and Librarian searches.
6) New School development
a. School of Public Policy in Arts
b. Biomedical Engineering in Applied Science and Medicine.
Senator Richardson noted Neil Guppy's new appointment as Senior Advisory on Academic
Freedom.
Dean Parlange noted that Dr Guppy had been meeting with Deans, Associate Deans and
Heads since appointed earlier in the summer.
Dr Redish added that he and her office had also been doing preliminary work on a
conference on academic freedom. She agreed to have more information on his role
brought to the next meeting of Senate.
Senator Lam asked if the biomedical engineering school would be responsible for the biomedical
engineering program.
Dean Parlange replied that we do nott yet have a Biomedical Engineering specialization
but that one was under development. Existing programs are options within other
specializations.
Other Business
Dr Richard Anstee gave the following notice of motion:
"That Senate amend its Rules and Procedures to add a new section to follow Section 29 to read
as follows: Section 29 notwithstanding, any Senator appointed to a committee of Senate may ask
- by giving written or verbal notice through the Secretary or the Committee Chair - that a matter
proposed for approval by that committee (or already approved by that committee within one
month of the notice) under delegated authority of Senate be not considered approved under that
delegated authority and instead be brought to Senate for approval, provided that the matter is not
an appeal or an otherwise confidential matter."
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:52 pm.
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Appendix A: Awards Report
New Awards:
Musqueam First Nation Scholarship: Entrance scholarships valued up to $5,500 annually are
available to outstanding Aboriginal students who are members of the Musqueam First Nation,
and are renewable for up to 4 years*. Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate
students, with up to two scholarships each per year awarded to students entering post-
baccalaureate programs and other undergraduate programs that are not direct-entry.** Eligible
undergraduate students may be entering from Canadian secondary schools in Canada or
transferring from a recognized post-secondary institution. These awards will be granted to
students according to selection criteria that include demonstrated academic and leadership
achievements including, but not limited to, engagement in the arts, athletics, school, and/or their
community. Recipients will be selected on their ability to demonstrate their openness to
continuing to learn who they are, where they come from, and their responsibility in enriching and
carrying knowledge forward in their community and the world. The Faculty of Graduate and
Post-Doctoral Studies or Enrolment Services (in consultation with relevant faculties, where
applicable) will adjudicate these awards, in consultation with the First Nations House of
Learning and the Musqueam First Nation. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter
Session)
* Students are eligible for funding for the shorter of the following periods, depending on their
degree level: until the end of the fourth year or completion of their undergraduate degree, until
the end of the second year or completion of their Master's degree, or until the end of the fifth
year or completion of their doctoral degree; the maximum duration of funding for any student is
four years.
"Includes Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Nursing, Midwifery, and Social
Work, etc.
International Undergraduate Students Short-Term Bursary Fund: Bursaries ranging in
value up to the full cost of the student's living costs are offered by the University of British
Columbia to continuing international undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need.
The value of each bursary will depend on the applicant's financial circumstances. (First Award
Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
International Undergraduate Students Long-Term Bursary Fund: Bursaries ranging in
value up to the full cost of the student's program and living costs are offered by the University of
British Columbia to continuing international undergraduate students who demonstrate financial
need. The value of each bursary will depend on the applicant's financial circumstances. The
bursary may be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree
completion, whichever is less, provided the recipient remains an international student on a valid
Canadian study permit. Bursary recipients will have their situations reviewed annually by their
Faculty as well as Enrolment Services regarding both academic progress and financial need.
(First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
International Graduate Students Short-Term Bursary Fund: Bursaries ranging in value up
to the full cost of the student's living costs are offered annually by the Alma Mater Society to
continuing international graduate students who demonstrate financial need. The value of each
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bursary will depend on the applicant's financial circumstances. (First Award Available in the
2016/2017 Winter Session)
International Graduate Students Long-Term Bursary Fund: Bursaries ranging in value up
to the full cost of the student's program and living costs are offered annually by the Alma Mater
Society to continuing international graduate students who demonstrate financial need. The value
of each bursary will depend on the applicant's financial circumstances. The bursary may be
renewed for up to one additional year of graduate study or to degree completion, whichever is
less, provided the recipient remains an international student on a valid Canadian study
permit. Bursary recipients will have their situations reviewed annually by their graduate
program as well as Enrolment Services regarding both academic progress and financial need.
(First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
AL Heaps & Associates Research Award in Dentistry - A $1,000 award is offered annually
by Al Heaps & Associates to a 2nd or 3rd year DMD student in the UBC Faculty of Dentistry
who demonstrates initiative, leadership and excellence in research. The award is in honour of Dr.
Charles Shuler and his passion and dedication to scientific research, and it is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter
Session)
Jeanette ANDREWS Scholarship in Art Education - Scholarships totaling $63,000 have been
made available through an endowment established through the Estate of Jeanette Andrews. Ms.
Andrews (1944-2015) was raised in the Dunbar neighborhood of Point Grey and was a graduate
of UBC (BEd (Sec) 1967, MA 1977).  She taught Art in Vancouver and West Vancouver and
was eventually appointed as an Instructor in the Art Education program within the Faculty of
Education at UBC. Scholarships are available to graduate and post-graduate students enrolled in
the Art Education Program in the Faculty of Education. Preference will be given to students
undertaking research into the development of art programs for developmentally challenged
people. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017
Winter Session)
ASSOCIATE Dean of Teacher Education Prize - Prizes totaling $1,000 are offered annually
by the Faculty of Education for graduating B.Ed candidates in elementary, middle years or
secondary education who have shown consistent, outstanding performance in the area of inquiry.
Such teacher candidates will have shown evidence of their exceptional ability to engage
thoughtfully in educational study, to raise critical questions about their teaching practice as well
as about the future, collective profession, and to situate those questions in their study of the
scholarly or policy work and/or practices of other educators. Award-worthy teacher candidates
will have expressed their ability to reflect upon and represent their learning experiences (during
the Teacher Education Program, both in coursework and fieldwork) in light of a critical
engagement with what it means to be a professional and to be engaged in a profession.
Recommendations made by the Faculty of Education. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016
Winter Session)
Dr. J. David BARRETT Memorial Scholarship in Wood Science - A $1,000 scholarship has
been made available through an endowment established in memory of Dr. John David Barrett for
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an outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Forestry and whose area of study is wood
science. Preference is given to students with a demonstrated interest in timber engineering and/or
wood mechanics. Dr. Barrett graduated from UBC in 1965 with a Bachelor of Applied Science
(Forest Engineering major) and went on to complete his PhD in Wood Science at the University
of California, Berkeley in 1971. Dr. Barrett was a leader in the field of wood mechanics and
timber engineering and was respected and recognized internationally for his work. He joined the
Faculty of Forestry in 1984 and served as Head of the Department of Wood Science for 15 years
during which he was instrumental in establishing the Faculty's Wood Products Processing degree
program and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, Canada's national centre of excellence
for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter
Session)
BURSARY for Pre-service French Teachers - Bursaries of $800 per Winter Session term and
or Summer Session, up to a maximum of $1600 per academic year, are offered annually to
Bachelor of Education students enrolled in a teacher education program in the Faculty of
Education. At least 55% of a student's courses must be taught in French during the term/session
for which the bursary is awarded. These bursaries are to provide financial assistance to these
students, and are to be paid towards a student's tuition costs. Recommendations are made by the
Faculty of Education. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
CIFST Scholarship Trust Inc. Graduate Scholarship in Food Science - A $1,000 award has
been made available through an endowment established by the Canadian Institute of Food
Science and Technology Scholarship Trust Inc. (CIFST) to a domestic graduate student
registered in an MSc or PhD food-related program such as food science, food engineering, or
human nutrition in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Candidates must be student members
of CIFST. The successful recipient will be selected based on academic excellence. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems in consultation with the
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter
Session)
Isadore Philip DIAMOND Scholarship - An $875 scholarship has been made available
through an endowment established through the Estate of Isadore Philip Diamond, who passed
away in 2016. The scholarship is to be awarded to a student enrolled in an undergraduate or
graduate program in the Sauder School of Business who already holds an undergraduate and/or
graduate engineering degree. The award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of
Business, and in the case of graduate students in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2017/2018 Winter Session)
FACULTY Women's Club 100 Year Legacy Graduate Scholarship - A $2,000 award is
available through an endowment established by the Faculty Women's Club in commemoration of
their 100th anniversary as a service organization at UBC (1917- 2017). The scholarship is
designated to support a female Canadian citizen pursuing graduate studies in a health-related
field which could have a significant impact on the future well-being of society. The recipient will
be in their second or subsequent year of graduate study, with demonstrated academic and
leadership qualities; financial need may also be considered. Preference will be given to a student
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in Audiology & Speech Sciences, Epidemiology (School of Population & Public Health),
Microbiology & Immunology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy or Rehabilitation
Sciences. Recommendations are made by the Office of the Vice-Provost Health, in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2017/2018
Winter Session)
Thomas K. FLEMING Memorial Bursary in the Sauder School of Business - A $1,000
bursary has been made available through an endowment established by the Fleming Family in
memory of Thomas Fleming (BCom, 1947), Founder of the Kaatza Foundation, to an
undergraduate student in the Sauder School of Business. Thomas was extremely proud of his
business achievements, namely, his long career with Balfour Forest Products, his founding role
with Vintage Consultants and particularly pleased with the work of the Kaatza Foundation,
which he created. Thomas was a trained chartered accountant who experienced success during
the forest industry boom in British Columbia. He was an ardent supporter of education and an
amateur historian. This bursary was created to reflect his ideals and to ensure that all students
who have a desire to attend university will have access and will not be hampered by a lack of
financial resources. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in
the 2017/2018 Winter Session)
Peter GRANGER Memorial Award in Medicine - A $1,000 award has been made available
through an endowment established in memory of Dr. Peter Granger (1939 - 2012) to a 4th year
MD student with a demonstrated interest in family medicine, a commitment to working with
vulnerable populations and with demonstrated financial need. The award was created by UBC's
clinical faculty members in the Division of Family Practice in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr.
Granger dedicated his career to improving medical care for the marginalized inner city
populations including those with mental health issues, HIV, Hepatitis and addictions, as well as
aboriginal youth and the LGBT communities. He was the Director of UBC's Division of Inner
City Medicine for the Department of Medicine, where he tirelessly worked to develop
curriculum and conduct research for marginalized inner city populations. He also served as the
Medical Coordinator for the Three Bridges Community Health Centre, a Vancouver inner city
clinic. He was awarded in the Geeta Gupta Equity and Diversity Award by the College of Family
Physicians of Canada in recognition of his outstanding service. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter
Session)
Dr. Sandra HARTLEY Bursary in Athletics - A $1,000 bursary is offered annually by Dr.
Sandy Hartley (BPE 1971, MPE 1977, EdD 1993) to a student athlete aspiring for excellence
who is concurrently raising a child. Professor Emeritus in healthy, active aging from the
University of Alberta (1971-2006), Dr. Hartley is in the UBC Sports Hall of Fame as an
accomplished gymnast at the Olympic and World level and was UBC's first recipient of the
Marilyn Pomfret Trophy, as Woman Athlete of the Year in 1971 (in gymnastics). Her passion for
ongoing education and advancing sport while raising a family challenged her to complete 12
years of advanced education at UBC. The award is adjudicated by Enrollment Services in
conjunction with UBC Athletics. (First Award Available in the 2017/2018 Winter Session)
HONOURING the Truth, Centennial Scholars Major Entrance Award for Aboriginal
Students - Five $5,000 renewable awards are offered annually to outstanding domestic
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Aboriginal students entering university directly from secondary schools, or transferring directly
from other colleges and universities, in Canada or abroad. These awards have been created by
Barj Dhahan (BA 1983), Liaquat Ali Khan and others who are proud UBC alumni or parents of
alumni, in acknowledgement of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action for all
Canadians at all levels of society to advance the process of reconciliation for Aboriginal peoples.
These awards are offered with the understanding that reconciliation will take many heads, hands,
and hearts, working together, at all levels of society to maintain momentum in the years ahead.
Criteria for these entrance awards include demonstrated academic and leadership achievements
in the arts, community, athletics or school. Recipients are academically qualified students who
would not be able to attend UBC without significant financial assistance. Subject to continued
scholarship standing, the awards will be renewed for a further three years of study or until the
first undergraduate degree is obtained (whichever is the shorter period). Candidates must be
nominated by a member of their school or community. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards Committee. (First Award
Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Cindy JORDAN-ORLAW Memorial Award in Health Sciences - Awards totalling $1,000
have been made available through an endowment established by the friends and family of Dr.
Cindy Jordan-Orlaw for Indigenous students with young families enrolled in a health sciences
program at UBC. Born in Inuvik, NWT, Cindy was one of the first Aboriginal women and the
first Inuit to graduate from the UBC MD program. Following her graduation in 2002, she went
on to practice as a family physician in the North and continued to mentor Aboriginal students.
During her career, Cindy was president of the Northwest Territories Medical Association and
Chief Medical Officer of the NWT. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Centre
for Excellence in Indigenous Health, and in the case of graduate students, in consultation with
the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2017/2018
Winter Session)
George Wayne KING Sr. and Beverley King-Dorsey Scholarship in Neuroscience - A
$1,000 scholarship has been made available through an endowment established by Beverley
King-Dorsey in memory of her brother, George Wayne King Sr. (BA 1963, MA 1966), for
graduate students in UBC's Neuroscience program. This scholarship is meant to bring awareness
and early detection of a lesser known neurological disease such as Progressive Supranuclear
Palsy or PSP. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in
the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
The LECKY Foundation Bursary in Business - A $2,000 bursary is offered annually by The
Lecky Foundation for an undergraduate student studying in the Sauder School of Business who
has unmet financial need. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award
Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
The LECKY Foundation Bursary in Law - A $2,000 bursary is offered annually by The
Lecky Foundation for a 2nd year J.D. student studying in the Peter A. Allard School of Law who
has unmet financial need. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award
Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
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The LECKY Foundation Bursary in Medicine - A $2,000 bursary is offered annually by The
Lecky Foundation for a 3rd year MD student participating in clinical clerkships in the Faculty of
Medicine who has unmet financial need. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First
Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
MASTER of Data Science Bursary - Bursaries are offered annually by the Faculty of Science
to graduate students in the Master of Data Science program who demonstrate unmet financial
need. Funding is determined annually based on enrolment in the program. The award is
adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
MEDICINE Class of 1980 Bursary - A $1,000 bursary is offered annually by members of the
Graduating Class of Medicine 1980 M.D. Program for a MD student who demonstrates financial
need. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017
Winter Session)
Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) Outstanding First Year Student
Award - A $1,000 is offered annually to the best performing student in the first year of the
program, on the basis of exceptional academic achievement and demonstrated leadership. Both
international and domestic students are eligible. The award is not renewable, and it is made on
the recommendation of the Graduate Committee of the MPPGA in consultation with the Faculty
of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) Top GP2 Team Award - A $1000
award is offered annually to each team member of the top Global Policy Project (GP2)
team. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Graduate Committee of the MPPGA
in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available at
the end of the 2016/2017 academic year.)
MULLEN Family UBC Sauder School of Business Rowing Award - Awards totalling $5,000
are offered annually by the Mullen Family to students enrolled at the Sauder School of Business
who are also members of the Varsity Thunderbird Rowing team in any year of study. This award
may be renewable provided the award winning student(s) maintains athletics award standing and
membership on the Varsity Rowing Team. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Sauder School of Business in consultation with UBC Athletics. (First Award Available in the
2016/2017 Winter Session.)
Helen PITT Graduate Award in Fine Arts at UBC - Awards totalling $1,000 are offered
annually by the Helen Pitt Fund for Fine Arts, through the Vancouver Foundation, to graduate
students in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory whose work focuses on
painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing or photography. Where possible, preference is given to
students from the Vernon region. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate
and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Dr. Peter and Eva RILEY Bursary in Engineering Physics - Bursaries totalling $5,000 are
offered annually by Dr. Peter Riley and his wife, Eva, to support hard working and capable
undergraduate students enrolled in the Engineering Physics Program who demonstrate financial
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need. Dr. Riley is an Engineering Physics alumnus (BASc 1956, MASc 1958). The award is
adjudicated by Enrolment Services (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
SAUDER School of Business Aboriginal Bursary - A bursary valued at up to $5,000 is offered
annually by the Sauder School of Business to a continuing undergraduate student who was
previously awarded the Sauder School of Business Aboriginal Scholarship and demonstrates
financial need but who no longer meets the Senate's academic criteria for retaining an award.
The bursary recipient will have their situation reviewed annually by their Faculty as well as
Enrolment Services regarding both academic progress and financial need. The award is made on
the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017
Winter Session)
TEVLIN Gleadle Curtis Prize in Individual Employment Law - A $1,000 prize is offered
annually by Tevlin Gleadle Curtis Employment Law Strategies to the student with the highest
mark in Individual Employment Law. This prize is in honour of Tevlin Gleadle Curtis' co-
founders Dan Gleadle and Murray Tevlin, who are graduates of the University of British
Columbia Faculty of Law and have been highly regarded employment lawyers for over thirty
years. The award is made on the recommendation of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. (First
Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Anona THORNE and Takao Tanabe Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Statistics -
Entrance scholarships totalling $5,000 are offered annually to outstanding students entering a
graduate program in Statistics. Anona Thorne (BA 1991 Math; MSc 1993 Stats) is a double
alumna of UBC and went on to an interesting career with the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials
Network at Saint Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. Takao Tanabe, her husband, is a well-known
Canadian painter. This 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 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Anona THORNE and Takao Tanabe Undergraduate Scholarship in Mathematics -
Scholarships totalling $2,500 are offered annually to outstanding undergraduate students having
declared a Major or Honours in Mathematics and entering 3rd or 4th year. Anona Thorne (BA
1991 Math; MSc 1993 Stats) is a double alumna of UBC and went on to an interesting career
with the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network at Saint Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. Takao
Tanabe, her husband, is a well-known Canadian painter. This award is made on the
recommendation of the Department of Mathematics. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017
Winter Session)
Jack and Mavis TOOVEY Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Forestry - A $1,000
scholarship is offered annually by Jack and Mavis Toovey for an outstanding student entering a
Master's program in the Faculty of Forestry and studying wood science. Jack graduated from
UBC in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSF). Jack made tremendous contributions
to the profession and the industry over his career and was named a Distinguished Forester in
1990 by the Association ofBC Forest Professionals (ABCFP), the Association's highest honour
that recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the profession over their
lifetime. During his career Jack held the offices of President of the ABCFP; President of the
Canadian Institute of Forestry and Honorary Member of the Applied Science Technologists and
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Technicians ofBC. Upon his retirement in 1990 he was Vice-President at Fletcher Challenge
responsible for timberlands and forestry. In 1994 he was appointed as a founding member of the
Forest Practices Board to advocate for the public's interest in sound forest management. Jack is
an avid gardener and believes strongly in giving back to his community. The award is made on
the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
World University Service of Canada Bursary (Living Allowance): Bursaries are offered by
the University to assist student refugees to defray housing and meal plan costs. They are made on
the nomination of the World University Service of Canada, UBC Local Committee. (First Award
Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Previously-Approved Awards with Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
#726 Proposed Award Title and Description: F. M. CLEMENT Prize in Food Market
Analysis - A prize of $300 has been made available through an endowment established in
memory of Dr. Frederick Moore Clement who served with distinction for 30 years as Dean of
Agriculture, retiring in 1949. He believed in education through agriculture as well as in
agriculture and recognized the great diversities of individuality, interest and motivation in
students. Through activities directed to public service, Dean Clement made his greatest
contribution to the agricultural industry. His persistent efforts established improved methods of
marketing in British Columbia and Canada. The prize is awarded to the fourth year student
majoring in Food Market Analysis in the B.Sc. in Food, Nutrition, and Health program,
with the highest aggregate standing in the subjects of the third and fourth years, including the
graduating thesis. This prize is one of a series of awards designated as the Agricultural Sciences
Founding Faculty Prizes, established to honour the men who were responsible for the
organization and development of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of British
Columbia. On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the appointment of Leonard S. Klinck
as Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, May 11, 1974, these prize awards were established by
Dean Emeritus Blythe Eagles and Mrs. Eagles and were endowed by the Agriculture
Undergraduate Society. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Land
and Food Systems.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: agriculture economics does not exist
anymore as a subject field and it has been replaced by the major in Food Market
Analysis in the B.Sc. in Food, Nutrition, and Health program. Thus, upon the request of
the Faculty, and in collaboration with the Office of the University Counsel, we are
changing the award title and description accordingly.
#1200 Proposed Award Title and Description: Janet Narod Memorial Scholarship - A
scholarship of $2,600 has been made available through an endowment established by her
parents and friends in memory of Janet Narod who attended UBC from 1976 to 1980. The
scholarship is awarded to the outstanding graduating student in Honours English, who intends
to continue study at the graduate level at this university. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Department of English in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate
and Postdoctoral Studies.
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Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: in collaboration with the Office of the
University Counsel, we are changing the administering body to the Faculty of Graduate
and Postdoctoral Studies, to ensure that the student recipient continues their studies at
the graduate level at UBC.
#1244 Proposed Award Title and Description: Helen Pitt Bursary in Fine Arts - Bursaries
totalling up to $5,000 are offered annually by the late Helen Pitt, through the Vancouver
Foundation, to undergraduate students entering the second, third, or fourth year of the Visual
Arts Program within the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory whose work
focuses on painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing or photography. Preference is given
to students from Vernon, B.C. and the surrounding district. Students may only receive one
award from the Helen Pitt funds. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon request of the Vancouver
Foundation, we are broadening the award criteria; we are also updating the language of
the description to follow current standards.
#3399 Proposed Award Title and Description: Maggie Burr Centennial Scholars Entrance
Award in Music - A $4,000 entrance award is offered annually by UBC Music alumna Maggie
Burr (nee Margaret Sampson, BMus 1964), to an outstanding domestic student entering UBC's
BMUS program directly from secondary schools, or transferring directly from other colleges and
universities, in Canada or abroad who demonstrates exceptional commitment. Criteria for this
entrance award includes demonstrated performance proficiency as well as academic and
leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics or school with preference given to
students who have an interest in the BMUS/BEd combined program in future years of
study. Recipients are academically qualified students with an interest in joining and contributing
to the UBC Vancouver community but who would not be able to attend UBC without significant
financial assistance. Candidates must be nominated by a member of their school or community.
The awards are made on the recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award
Committee and subject to an exceptional audition to the Bachelor of Music program.
Rationale for Proposed Changes/Type of Action: upon donor's request, we are
broadening the selection criteria and changing the preference language; (please add
more information, if you think it is necessary)
#4449 Proposed Award Title and Description: Eric Walter Mountjoy Memorial
Scholarship - Scholarships totaling $6,450 have been made available through an endowment
established by the Estate of Eric Walter Mountjoy to students studying geological sciences who
are originally from Quebec. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, and in the case of graduate students,
in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon request of our UBC Estate
Administrator, and in consultation with the Office of the University Counsel, we are
opening the eligibility criteria so as to include graduate students. Accordingly, we are
also changing the language around the recommendation process.
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#5000 Proposed Award Title and Description: NAIOP Real Estate Challenge Award -
Awards totalling $8,000 are offered annually by NAIOP Vancouver, the Commercial Real Estate
Development Association, to students enrolled at UBC at the undergraduate or graduate
level. The awards are given to students who participate in the annual NAIOP Real Estate
Challenge and recognize the students' sacrifices of time and energy, and dedication to excellence
and teamwork. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Sauder School Business in
consultation with the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, and in the case of graduate
students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor's request, in
collaboration with the Development Office at Sauder, we are broadening the award
criteria.
#5681 Proposed Award Title and Description: Drs. Sydney and Constance Friedman
Travel Award - Two travel awards totalling $10,000 have been made available through an
endowment established by Drs. Sydney and Constance Friedman to graduating MD students
with high academic standing who plan to travel outside British Columbia within the first year
after graduation. Applicants should submit a short outline (500 word or less) of their travel plans.
Unusual requests need not be excluded. The purpose of this award is for the applicant to have
the opportunity to see and experience the culture of another area of the world. It is hoped
that by having this experience, the applicant will have a better bedside manner and the
ability to have a more global perspective of their patients. This award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donors' request as stated in
their wills, we are changing the award description to reflect that the award is being
endowed; we are also adding a short paragraph clarifying the donors' intentions behind
the gift.
#5713 Proposed Award Title and Description: Van Leest Family Southern Medical
Program Bursary - Two $2,000 bursaries are offered annually by the Van Leest Family to
support one second year student and one third year student in the UBC Faculty of Medicine
Southern Medical Program. Preference is given to students who have graduated from a
secondary school in the Thompson/ Okanagan, Kootenay or Cariboo regions ofBC. The
awards are adjudicated by Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor request, we are changing
the award type from award to bursary; we are also changing the adjudication language
accordingly.
#6516 Proposed Award Title and Description: Friedman Award for Scholars in Health -
Awards totalling $100,000 have been made available through an endowment established by
Drs. Constance Livingstone-Friedman and Sydney Friedman for graduate students in the
field of health or UBC medical resident trainees. The awards are to be used to pursue
scholarly activities outside of Western Canada, with recipients selected on the basis of the
nature and quality of the learning opportunity and the potential impact in the field of
health. Constance Livingstone-Friedman and Sydney Friedman were two of the earliest faculty
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members in UBC's Faculty of Medicine. Their contributions to both medical education and
research were foundational to the early development of the medical school at UBC. The awards
are granted on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine, in consultation with the Faculty
of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Recipients of this award will be recognized as "Friedman
Scholars".
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donors' request as stated in
their wills, we are changing the award description to reflect that the award is being
endowed; we are also changing award type from scholarship to award; we are also
adding language to clarify the selection criteria.
#7308 Proposed Award Title and Description: Arthur John Watson Memorial Bursary in
Electrical Engineering - Bursaries totalling $1,100 have been made available through an
endowment established by Mrs. Geraldine Stringer in memory of her first husband, Arthur John
Watson, who graduated from UBC in electrical engineering (BAScl953). The bursaries are
awarded to Canadian Aboriginal undergraduate students in Electrical Engineering in the Faculty
of Applied Science.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: upon donor's request, we are limiting
the award criteria so as to include only Aboriginal students.
#8257 Proposed Award Title and Description: Harold and May Duncan Memorial Bursary
- A $700 bursary has been made available through an endowment established in memory of
Harold and May Duncan by her family and is offered to a student in any program and year of
study.
Rationale for Proposed Change / Type of Action: upon the donor's request, and in
collaboration with the Office of the University Counsel, we are updating the title and
description to reflect the name of May Duncan's husband Harold.
#8541 Proposed Award Title and Description: Harold Davenport Bursary - Bursaries
totalling $23,350 have been made available through an endowment established by the Estate
of John Mclntyre Stoddart. The bursaries are offered to deserving undergraduate or graduate
students enrolled in a course of studies related to the economics of transportation. Such courses
of study are currently offered in the Sauder School of Business and the Faculty of Applied
Science (Civil Engineering and SCARP). Harold Davenport was Mr. Stoddart's brother-in-law
and was among the earliest fliers in the coastal areas of British Columbia. The award is
adjudicated by Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: in collaboration with Enrolment
Services and the Office of the University Counsel, and with the approval of the Board of
Governors, we are changing the number of bursaries available.
#8617 Proposed Award Title and Description: Dr. Mohinder Singh Dhillon Bursary - A
$2,400 bursary is offered annually in honour of Dr. Mohinder Singh Dhillon. Dr. Dhillon came
to Canada in 1967, and while working and with his wife Jasmer raising three children into
professional careers, he devoted his time, energy, knowledge, and talent to more than thirty
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community organizations, including service as an advisory board member for the Canadian
Museum for Human Rights and for The University of Winnipeg's Global College. In 2008, Dr.
Dhillon received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Winnipeg. The bursary is
available to undergraduate students involved in the Punjabi Community and studying in
the Faculty of Arts. The bursary is adjudicated by Enrolment Services.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: In collaboration with Enrolment
Services and with the donor's consent, we are changing the selection criteria so as to
facilitate the adjudication process by Enrolment Services.
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Minutes of 14 September 2016
Appendix B: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
New/revised programs:
Minor in Arts, Bachelor of Environmental Design
New courses:
ENDS 110 (3) Measured Architectural Drafting; ENDS 220 (3) Architecture in Context:
Vancouver
FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
New courses:
COEC 365 (3) Market Research; COEC 370 (3) Corporate Finance; COEC 491 (3) Strategic
Management; COEC 497 (3) New Enterprise Development
FACULTY OF ARTS
New courses:
Asia 373 (3) History of Hong Kong; HIST 373 (3) History of Hong Kong; ACAM 350 (3) Asian
Canadian Community-Based Media; RUSS 321 (3) Imagining Location in Russian Literature (in
English); FIPR 133 (3) Introductiom to Film and Media Production; ARTH 380 (3) Art as
Technology; VISA 475 (3) Exhibition Theory and Practice; GERM 426 (3) German
Representations of the Holocaust (in English); POLS 426 (3) The German Nazi Holocaust in
Polish Literature and Film (in English); FNIS 454 (3) Indigenous New Media; FNIS 455 (3)
Indigenous Geographies: Our Home on Native Land; MUSC 324 (3-6) The Guitar in History and
Practice
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
New courses:
Applied Science PLAN 530 (3) Affordable Housing Policy and Planning; PLAN 531 (3)
Planning for Disaster-Resilient Communities; PLAN 532 (3) Strategic Planning: Developing and
Implementing Policy Plans; PLAN 533 (3) Indigenous Planning: Ways of Being, Knowing and
Doing; PLAN 534 (1) Introduction to Geographic Information Systems; PLAN 535 (3)
Transportation Planning & Analysis; ARCH 551 (3) Communicating Construction
Arts FNIS 560 (3/6) d Applied Learning: Collaborative Place-Based Research
Commerce and Business Administration BAMA 505 (1.5) Business Development; BAHR 516
(1.5) Leading Teams; BA 535 (0) Dual Degree Year 2 at Yale
Dentistry DENT 769 (3) Foundation of Teaching and Learning for Dental Graduate Student
Instructors (GSIs)
Education LLED 527 (3) Materials Development for Indigenous Language Learning &
Teaching
FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
New courses:
PHAR 420 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Pharmacy Education; PHAR 434 (3) Essential Medicinal
Chemistry Concepts for Pharmacists

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