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 a place of mind
THE  UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Vancouver Senate
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 20 APRIL 2016
Attendance
Present: Dr M. Piper (Chair), Dr K. Ross (Secretary), Dr P. Adebar, Dr R. Anstee, Dean G. Averill, Dr
K. Baimbridge, Mr M. Bancroft, Ms L. Castro, Dr A. Collier, Dean C. Dauvergne, Dr A. Dulay, Mr N.
Dawson, Dr Wm. Dunford, Mr B. Fischer, Dean B. Frank, Dr J. Gilbert, Dr C. Godwin, Dr P. Harrison,
Dean R. Helsley, Dr A. Ivanov, Mrs C. Jaeger, Ms T. Johnson, Dr P. Keown, Mr D. Lam, Mr H. Leong,
Dr P. Loewen, Dr D. MacDonald, Prof B. MacDougall, Mr K. Madill, Dr C. Marshall, Dr P. Marshall, Dr
Wm. McKee, Mr Wm. McNulty, Dr P. Meehan, Dr C. Naus, Dr I. Parent, Dean M. Parlange, Dean S.
Peacock, Dr N. Perry, Dr A. Redish, Dr L. Rucker, Dr C. Ruitenberg, Mr I. Sapollnik, Dr B. Sawatzky,
Dean S. Shuler, Mr J. Speidel, Dr R. Tees, Dr S. Thorne, Dr L. Walker, Ms K. Williams, Dr D. Witt,
Regrets: Mr T. Ahmed, Dr S. Avramidis, Ms E. Biddlecombe, Dr L. Burr, Dean M. Coughtrie, Dr S.
Forwell, Dr D. Gillen, Prof. B. Goold, Chancellor L. Gordon, Dr F Granot, Mr S. Haffey, Ms M. Huron,
Dean J. Innes, Dean D. Kelleher, Dr S. Knight, Ms H. Kwan, Dr B. Lalli, Ms A. Maleki, Dr C. Nislow,
Dr G. Peterson, Dr J. Plessis, Dean S. Porter, Dr A. Richardson, Dr A. Riseman, Dr T. Schneider, Ms S.
So, Dr R. Sparks, Ms S. Sterling, Dr R. Topping, Ms D. Tse, Dr R. Wilson, Dean R. Yada
Guests: Mr A Bailey (Former Senator), Ms A. Birthistle (Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society
of BC), Dr H. Burt (Associate Vice-President Research), Dr J. Hepburn (Vice-President Research &
International), Dr K. Lo (Commerce & Business Administration), Ms L. Shaw (Animal Defence and
Anti-Vivisection Society of BC) Mr A. Simpson (Vice-President Finance), Dr I. Welch (University
Veterinarian)
Recording Secretary: Mr C. Eaton.
Call to Order
The Chair of Senate, Dr Martha Piper, called the eighth regular meeting of the Vancouver Senate
for the 2015/2016 academic year to order at 6:04 pm.
Senate Membership
The Registrar announced that the following new senators had been elected to Senate:
• Dr Alan Richardson, Representative of the Joint Faculties, to replace Dr Peter
Choi (resigned)
• Ms Lina Castro, Representative of the Students At-Large
• Mr Nick Dawson, Representative of the Students At-Large
• Mr Daniel Lam, Representative of the Students At-Large
• Ms Samantha So, Representative of the Students At-Large
• Ms Kaidie Williams, Representative of the Students At-Large
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Mr Mark Bancroft, Student Representative for the Faculty of Applied Science
Mr Ian Sapollnik, Student Representative for the Faculty for Arts
Ms Daphne Tse, Student Representative for the Faculty of Commerce & Business
Administration
Ms Danika Colbourn, Student Representative for the Faculty of Forestry
Ms Miranda Huron, Student Representative for the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies
Mr Jason Speidel, Student Representative for the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies
Ms Ava Maleki, Student Representative for the Faculty of Land and Food
Systems
Mr Ben Fischer, Student Representative for the Faculty of Law
Ms Taneille Johnson, Student Representative of the Faculty of Medicine
Ms Melina Huang, Student Representative for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ms Ho Yi Kwan, Student Representative for the Faculty of Science
NB: The Education Student Senator Position transitions in October of each year, and the
Registrar has yet to be informed by the Dentistry, Forestry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
undergraduate societies of their election results.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Richard Tees
Sally Thorne
That the Minutes of the Meeting of 16 March 2016
be adopted as corrected:
Corrections:
Several questions and comments from Former
Senator Abaki and from Senators Adebar, Anstee
and Singh regarding the Presidential Search were
added to the formal meetings of the meeting as
follows under the Chancellor's remarks:
Senator Anstee advised that he hadn 't heard any
reaction from the administration regarding the
Faculty Association poll on confidence with the
search and the Board, and suggested that would
be awkward for any incoming President as he or
she may arrive and not have the implicit or
explicit confidence of the Faculty.
The Chancellor commented that the new Chair of
the Board, Stuart Belkin has invited a variety of
groups, including the Faculty Association to the
Board meeting and they have confirmed their
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attendance. That meeting will be the start of a
conversation with faculty, students, alumni and
staff. The expectation is that this process start on
April 14th.  With regards to the next president, true
leaders want a challenge. The Chancellor said he
himself was nervous until he saw the pool of
interested candidates. Those people read the same
media we do and are aware of the circumstances.
Senator Singh advised that the whole issue with
governance isn 't a public ranking or reputation
issue, but there is no timeline or plan as to deal
with the base structural problems. These issues
both come back internally and externally.
The Chancellor replied that it was not a question
of waiting for the next president, on April 14th we
have invited constituency groups to start a
process. He opined that the governance of
structure of UBC was not broken but it does have
challenges - the process followed last year was
not perfect and it can and must be improved.
Senator Adebar opined said that every faculty
member he had spoken with had confidence in the
search process.
Senator Abaki suggested that questions will
continue to linger so long as people have
incomplete information and from a legal
perspective with that incomplete information it
seems improper. He advised that a contract could
always be changed with consent of the parties and
asked if the nature of the contract was that it
could not be renegotiated.
The Chancellor advised that Dr Gupta did not
consent to waive the confidentiality clause. He
concluded by noting that there will always be
debates around the appropriate balance between
transparency and privacy.
Approved as
corrected
Remarks from the Chair
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The President advised that approximately 42 new blue light phones have been installed at UBC
for safety and security reasons. Those phones do have cameras and those cameras are only active
if the phone is used. There are also three cameras that will be at the bus loop and will be
recording on an ongoing basis.
Dr Piper noted the dedication earlier this month of a Musqueam Post on University Boulevard
just above East Mall. Carved by Brent Sparrow Jr., the post acknowledged the deep and
developing relationship between UBC and the Musqueam people.
The President congratulated the Faculty of Education for being ranked number 1 in North
America and number 9 in the world in recent QS rankings.
Finally, Dr Piper reminded Senate of the opening of the clean energy centre, which is essentially
3 large boilers that will allow the campus to convert to a hot water heating system from a steam
system. She suggested that this project will save UBC millions of dollars and help make our
campus a greener space.
Academic Policy Committee
The Chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee, Dr Paul Harrison, presented.
BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE ACADEMIC REGULATIONS
Paul Harrison } That the amendments to the academic regulations
Lance Rucker for the Bachelor of Applied Science on academic
standing, promotion requirements, and
supplemental examinations be approved.
Approved
MASTER OF DATA SCIENCE ACADEMIC REGULATIONS
Paul Harrison } That the amendments to the academic regulations
Carol Jaeger for the Master of Data Science be approved.
Dr Harrison briefly outlined the two key changes - firstly that transfer credit will not be
permitted for the program, and secondly, clarification that decisions requiring a dean's approval
will be made by the Dean of Science rather than the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Approved
FACULTY OF LAW / PETER A. ALLARD SCHOOL OF LAW DEGREE PARCHMENTS
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Note from the secretary: By resolution of the Senate on 15 February 2017, this resolution was
rescinded in consideration of the renaming of the Faculty of law as the Peter A. Allard School of
law effective 2 December 2014.
Use of Animals in Research at UBC
Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society of BC (ADAV)
Ms Lauri-Leah Shaw, president of ADAV presented to Senate. She noted that the ADAV Society
was formed in 1927. The Society strives to alert the public. The ADAV society presented a
petition to UBC in 2014 with over 21000 signatures calling for an end to Categories D and E
animal research, and for UBC to become a leader in reallocated energies from animal research to
more innovate health research and education. She noted that Dr Jane Goodall, a renowned
primatologist, had described animal experimentation as a "betrayal of the scientific method" that
UBC alumnus and professor emeritus, Dr David Suzuki, had been vilified by researchers for his
documentary on animal experimentation, and that Mohandas Gandhi viewed vivisection has a
crime. She encouraged UBC to adopt what she described as "21st century evidence-based
medicine" versus 19th century animal experimentation.
Ms Shaw noted that UBC was evolving. In 2010 UBC, at AVAD's urging, UBC started to
release statistics on animal experimentation. From those statistics, she noted that 182000
animals were used last year with some fluctuations each year and uncertainty if that was
indicative of UBC re-using animals where possible. Ms Shaw noted that UBC's facilities are
examined every 3 years on 30 days' notice and that the Canadian Council on Animal Care
(CCAC) had concerns regarding a lack of clear endpoints for projects. Ms Shaw further added
her own concerns included UBC not investing enough effort before seeking an animal use
protocol, and UBC's peer review committee being composed of 10 fellow scientists in the past,
as well as UBC's refusal to identify the current committee members (especially those from the
community), despite the Freedom of Information and Privacy Commissioner adjudicating that it
should do so.
Ms Shaw then noted that Sean Eckles from the BCSPCA has resigned from the ACC committee
and hasn't been replaced by anyone as a devoted advocate for animal welfare.   She then went on
to highlight Dr Andre Menach's concerns that UBC needed an independent external review
system for animal research proposals that included scientists with knowledge of animal
replacement methods as well as veterinarians.
Dr Shaw then listed a variety of other concerns, including:
• Alternate housing does not meet standards.
• UBC won't release information like Langara does regarding sourcing of animals.
• CCAC does not have jurisdiction over animal suppliers.
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•
•
The university is failing to respect the diversity of cultures, religions, and ethical beliefs
that make up our society - students are being made to take part in dissections, donors and
tax payers are unwitting accomplices in the torment of animals - this is no way for a
forward institution to behave.
UBC's Animal Care Committee meets 15 times a year, but has an average of 59 protocols
to review at each meeting.
•    Why there was a 3.8% of cat d research this year.
Ms Shaw concluded by suggesting that UBC was failing to adhere to the "3 Rs" for animal
experimentation - reduction, refinement, and replacement.
The University Veterinarian and the Associate Vice-President Research
Dr Helen Burt, Associate Vice-President Research, noted that as a globally-ranked top research
university, we are proud and supportive of the scientists who conduct animal research with the
goal of saving lives. UBC has a public website that provides many examples and case studies of
the ways that UBC researchers use animals. Researchers at UBC have made countless
breakthroughs She suggested that no computer model or petri dish can replace a complex living
animal, and noted that since 2011 UBC has been the first and only academic institution to take a
pro-active approach to releasing information on animal testing.
Dr Ian Welch, University Veterinarian, then provided more in-depth information on governance
processes around animal research at UBC. He noted that a basic tenet of caring for animals is
that all animals have the right to medical care including research animals. We have the same
expectations for our care of these animals as vets do when treating pets. A priority in our system
is maintaining 3rd party arm's length oversight and we do that through the use of animal care and
veterinary care technicians. If those persons see anything troubling with an animal they are
directed to contact veterinary staff, not research staff.
The Veterinarian noted that wherever possible we would choose to use non-animal research, and
to use them is a privilege not a right. UBC has a certificate of good animal practice from the
CACC, which is a condition of our tri-council grants.
Dr Welch concluded by noting that the animal care committee is not just a committee of
scientific peers, it also has community members and veterinary members, as well as students,
technicians, and non-animal using faculty members. Decisions are made by consensus.
Discussion
Senator Keown said that he had been in medical research for a long time, and that no one
involved in such research would do so if there were any alternatives; everyone tried to use all
alternatives and to minimize use. If it was possible we would avoid it and use computer models.
He suggested that such a day would come, but that technology was simply not there yet.
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Ms Anne Birthistle said that there are computer modeling systems used elsewhere, and that their
insufficiency was an entrenched perspective amongst those who use animals.
Senator Sapollnik asked what typically happened to animals when the experiment was
completed.
Dr Welch replied that they typically are euthanized so that they could be further studied.
Senator Baimbridge asked for clarification to ACC policies around grants - is a certificate
needed?
Dr Burt replied that no grants are made available unless all needed approvals have been
granted. You can get a grant while a protocol is pending, but no money can be issued
until all requirements have been satisfied.
Ms Shaw replied that being given the grant prior to the protocols being approved was
backwards.
Dr Welch replied that the proposal must be scientifically valid; the protocol is irrelevant
if the idea isn't any good.
Ms Shaw asked how the ACC committee could look at 889 protocols over 15 meetings in a year.
How could anyone pay detailed attention to that?
Dr Welch replied that there are 20 protocols on average reviewed, the rest are
amendments.
Dr Burt replied that the number of hours that goes into an assessment is likely 10:1 for
pre-review.
Dr Welch added that there was an increase in veterinarian staff to help with proposals.
Dr Rucker asked how many distinct facilities we had and how frequently are they visited and by
whom.
Dr Welch replied that we reviewed facilities on a risk-based system. We adjust the
frequency based on need. We also have a full-time auditor.
Ms Shaw asked about the 56 independent facilities on campus.
Dr Burt replied that there are 18 facilities with UBC oversight, and this includes 4
hospital sites, the aquarium, etc. We have worked to close facilities that were
substandard. She noted that UBC had spent over $160 million on this over the
past 5 years.
Ms Shaw asked about the primate facility concerns from the CCAC.
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Dr Welch advised that we will be receiving their report in 6 weeks.
Admissions Committee
The Vice-Chair of the Senate Admissions Committee, Mrs Carol Jaeger, presented.
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS - CHANGES IN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Carol Jaeger } That Senate approve revised admission and
Lance Rucker transfer requirements for applicants to the
Bachelor of Fine Arts program, effective for entry to
the 2017 Winter Session and thereafter.
Mrs Jaeger advised that a small portion of the seats would be made direct entry as opposed to BA
transfers.
Approved
GRADUATE DOCTOR OF PHARMACY - SUSPENSION OF ADMISSION
Carol Jaeger } That Senate approve suspension of admission to the
Richard Anstee Graduate Doctor of Pharmacy program, effective for
the 2016 Winter Session and thereafter.
Approved
UBC-LANGARA ABORIGINAL TRANSFER PARTNERSHD? (ATP): BACHELOR OF APPLIED
SCIENCE
Carol Jaeger } That Senate approve admission requirements for
Richard Anstee applicants to the Bachelor of Applied Science
program via the UBC-langara Aboriginal Transfer
Partnership, effective for entry to the 2016 Winter
Session and thereafter.
Approved
Awards Committee
See Appendix A: Awards Report
Dr Nancy Perry, committee member, presented on behalf of the Awards Committee.
INTERNATIONAL VARSITY AWARDS
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Nancy Perry
Catherine Dauvergne
That Senate approve and forward to the Board for
approval, the International Varsity Award as
attached.
Approved
NEW AND REVISED AWARDS
Nancy Perry
Richard Tees
That Senate accept the awards as listed and forward
them to the Board of Governors for approval; and
that letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Approved
Curriculum Committee
Dr Peter Marshall, Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, presented.
CURRICULUM PROPOSALS FROM THE FACULTIES OF ARTS, EDUCATION, GRADUATE AND
POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES, LAND & FOOD SYSTEMS, AND SCIENCE
See Appendix B: Curriculum Report
Peter Marshall }
Lance Rucker
That the new courses, new programs, revised
program, and revised transcript language brought
forward by the faculties of Arts, Education,
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (land and Food
Systems), land and Food Systems, and Science be
approved.
Dr P. Marshall summarized the material presented: from Arts 6 new courses and a new
major/minor, from Education a change to the specialization terminology, from Graduate Studies
a major revision to the Master of Food and Resource Economics, from Land and Food Systems 3
new courses and 6 new courses, and a new combined major from Science.
Senator Loewen asked about CPSC 103; noting that it was only half the usual number of lecture
hours with the rest being made up of other activities.
Senator Harrison advised that it was a blended learning course with considerable requirements
outside of the scheduled class time.
Senator Lam asked if CPSC 110 would be a course for computer science students only
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The Registrar agreed to have an answer for this question at the next meeting.
Approved
Joint Report of the Academic Policy, Admission, and Curriculum Committees
The Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Dr Peter Marshall, presented.
AFFILIATION WITH YALE UNIVERSITY FOR THE M.B.A/MAM DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM
OPTION
Peter Marshall
Robert Helsley
} That the memorandum of understanding between
UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration and Yale University's School of
Management be approved;
That the new Master of Business Administration
(M.B.A.), UBC, and Master of Advanced
Management (M.A.M.), Yale University, dual degree
program option be approved.
Approved
Joint Report of the Senate Admission and Curriculum Committees
The Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Dr Peter Marshall, presented.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM-MASTER OF MANAGEMENT DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM OPTION
Peter Marshall
Robert Helsley
} That the revised continuation requirements for the
Undergraduate Program-Master of Management
Dual Degree Program Option brought forward by
the Faculty of Commerce and Business
administration be approved.
Senator Anstee noted that he had concerns when the program was established as a direct entry
program. He suggested that it was hopeless to try to identify high school students for success in
graduate school. The proposal that was originally passed had some safeguards to ensure that
students met certain requirements for advancement, namely a 76% continuation requirement.
This proposal would reduce that average to 72% in year 2 and this could be problematic.
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With permission of Senate, Dr Kin Lo of Commerce spoke. He acknowledged that high school
grades were an imperfect measure but so were university grades. The proposal recognized that
performance did vary over time. As a test, we analyzed the performance of students in a
participating program and the variance was acceptable.   The 76% continuation requirement will
inadvertently kick out students who will end up qualifying by the 76% final required average.
Dr Rucker asked why 72% in particular.
Dr Lo replied that given student variance, a 4% buffer was a sufficient number.
A student senator asked if students at risk for discontinuation would be monitored and warned?
Dr Lo replied yes, students in that 4% range would be pro-actively contacted and
assisted.
In response to a question from Dr Rucker, Dr Lo replied that students would need to raise their
average in year 4 if low in year 3
Approved
REVISIONS TO MASTER OF ARTS IN PLANNING AND MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
PLANNING DEGREE PROGRAMS
Appendix C: Planning Graduate Degrees
Peter Marshall } That the revised Master of Arts in Planning and
Carol Jaeger Master of Science in Planning degree programs and
their associated new courses brought
forward by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies (Applied Science) be approved.
Dr Marshall noted that the Masters of Arts and Science in Planning were long standing programs
that initially were research-focused but have become more professionally focused over time, and
now are not doing an exceptional job for research nor for the profession. As a result, a few years
ago Senate approved the Master of CRP which serves the professional need and the intake to the
two existing programs were suspended with the intention of reviewing and revising the existing
programs to restore their research orientation.
Approved
Ad Hoc Committee on Flexible Learning
AN ENHANCED LEARNING PROFILE
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Former Senator Aaron Bailey presented. He advised that for the past year, the committee had
been discussing flexible, experimental learning and how UBC recognized such activities. Mr
Bailey noted that experiential learning was a key priority for UBC, and that learning can happen
everywhere at UBC, not just in the formal setting of a classroom. He noted that one approach
taken by other institution is the notion of a "Co-Curricular Record". The Committee looked at
that approach but viewed that as as an accounting system and not as a dynamic approach as they
existed in a vacuum as being supplemental to existing official transcripts.
Dr Kate Ross noted that the Lumina Foundation was funding interesting developments in the US
to produce records that identify, reflect on, demonstrate, communicate and validate learning in
and beyond the classroom. As a result of such a tool they can identify, reflect on, demonstrate,
and communicate and validate to others in a meaningful way. Beneficiaries could be employers,
graduate schools UBC recruitment and retention and the students themselves.
The Committee then put four questions to Senate to open debate:
Questions
• What learning should UBC value as an institution?
• How should UBC recognize this learning?
• Whose needs does this fulfill?
• Who needs to be involved?
Dean Averill suggested that the difficulty will be in determining what makes it, how we make
those determinations. This would support the innovations we have been doing with our current
students as well as trends for the future.
Senator Anstee said that from a distance this looked like a resume, but that he suspected students
were looking for a particular form of institutional validation, and this seemed daunting. He noted
that at present we do so through grades, letters of reference, and posting work when appropriate.
Doing more than that would be a big challenge.
Dr Ross suggested that this was a matter of getting a balance right.
Former Senator Omassi said that students found skills that aren't assessed in the classroom as
being important. She suggested that something like 60% of our students take more than 4 years,
and 50% of those students cited other experiences as the reason. Students come to UBC for more
than just academics and thus sort of tool would validate those activities.
Senator Harrison suggested that pre-validation would be work done by students, and doing so
may help students make more sense of their academic programs and the relationships between
their experiences. Our part in validation is daunting but slightly easier as a result.
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Senator Thorne was supportive of the idea but suggested that it was easier to document things
rather than skills or learning and this opportunity thus also presented a risk; we notice this
problem with broad based admission. As soon as a system is created people learn to game it. We
have to maintain the integrity of anything UBC certifies.
Senator C. Marshall stated that understood the desire but had a few concerns: Firstly,
establishment voices and activities being deemed as appropriate or not, and thus not being
reflected. Secondly, a well-written CV could replicate many of the examples given and thus this
may not have much utility. Thirdly, was the university relationship important in considering
things to be included? If so, this risks giving the university an imprimatur on activities being
appropriate or not.
A student senator said she initially viewed this as a CV adjunct - a helpful tool but not something
that needs to be all encompassing. She asked how this was similar to eportfolios used in nursing
and the MD program.
Mr Bailey replied that undergraduate students in Arts also did portfolios, and we have
looked at them.
Reports from the Provost
2016-2017 UNIVERSITY BUDGET
The Provost Pro Tem., Dr Angela Redish, noted that the University budget summary was
available online. This includes the operating and consolidated budgets along with the
endowments and other detailed information.
Dr Redish outlined the consultative process used to create the budget starting last November. We
then discussed the budget as the driver for the strategic goals of the University. "Final" Board
approval was granted on 14 April; however, on March 31st the arbitration report for UBC and the
Faculty Association was issued and this indicated 2% increases for 2014 and 2015 for faculty
association members. The Province agreed to fund increases if we followed the PSEC mandate.
This mandate was 0% in year 1 and 1% in year 2. This means there are a large amount of faculty
salary increases that we need to find funding for. This is roughly $17 million for retroactive
salary increases and $12 million ongoing. As a result, the board approved the budget in principal
but we need to return to the board in June with how we will address this.
The Provost noted that our aspiration is to be the best university in Canada. To do that we need
resources for faculties, infrastructure for research and student experience, and to make focused
investments in areas of strength. She noted that even before the arbitration we were in a
constrained environment. Our grant went down last year and was flat this year, and tuition for
domestic students is only allowed to increase at 2% a year, which is below inflation.   To some
extent, some faculties can make new revenues by admitting more international students, or
offering new continuing education programs, but the ability of some faculties to do either is nonexistent or limited.
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Dr Redish did not that some new funding was available as the Provincial Government has been
interested in investing in small capital improvements, and the Federal government was interested
in funding infrastructure improvement.
Based upon the work done to construct the budget prior to the arbitration award, Dr Redish
advised that that $27 million was available for new allocations. Of that $5 million was already
committed in previous years, $9 million was put towards core serveries, $8 million for strategic
investments, $2 million for risk areas, and $3 million for a central contingency.
Dr Redish then went on to describe the "UBC Excellence Fund" established with $6 million this
year and to increase to $32 million by Fiscal Year 2018. Key principles for this fund were:
• Excellence
• Sustainability
• Strategic Nimbleness
• Effectiveness
• Openness
• Accountability
• Transparency
As priorities for funding, plans were firstly to invest in people, secondly in research support, and
thirdly in the teaching and learning environment. Funds will be approved by the Board on an
annual basis and evaluated at the end of the year. This year's allocations are $ 500 000 for
student recruitment and retention, $2.4 million for faculty recruitment and retention, 2 million for
research clusters, and $500 000 for experiential learning.
Dr Redish noted that we reported our budget to the Province as consolidated not operating, and
on GAAP. There are two key differences - endowment returns, and depreciation/capital
investments.
For next steps, UBC needs to sort out what we won't do that we thought we could to pay for
faculty salary increases. Secondly, we try to balance our operating budget and are legally
required to balance our consolidated budget, but beyond that we need to discuss what principles
should be behind our budget. Finally, we can look at benchmarking across the University and
across other universities (Russell group, group of 8 in Australia, etc).
Senator Williams asked about the Scholars Community and what funding would go towards
international students given that much of it would be paid for from international fees.
The Provost replied that this mostly would be for domestic students because it was based
on the successful scholars' community for international students.
Senator Williams asked how we were supporting experiential learning when international service
learning has been cut.
The Provost replied that we needed to find funding to support it. We did cut it last year
but we have listed to people to raised concerns.
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Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.
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Appendix A: Awards Report
New Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards:
Madame Rosa BOK-FALKSON Centennial Scholars Major Entrance Award in Opera - A
$4,000 renewable entrance award is offered annually to an outstanding domestic student entering
the Opera Program directly from secondary schools, or transferring directly from other colleges
and universities, in Canada or abroad. The award is in memory of Mme. Rosa Bok-Falkson,
distinguished Opera singer, known as the Nightingale of Hamburg. Criteria for this entrance
award includes demonstrated academic and leadership achievement in the arts, community,
athletics, or school, and extraordinary performance capability based on experience and an
audition to the Opera Program. The recipient is an academically qualified student 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. 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. Only one student can hold this award in any given year. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Committee
and subject to an exceptional audition to the Opera program. (First Award Available in the
2016/2017 Winter Session)
FERNANDEZ Family Centennial Scholars Major Entrance Award - A $4,000 renewable
entrance award is offered annually by Darran Fernandez to an outstanding domestic student
entering university directly from secondary schools in Canada, or transferring directly from other
colleges and universities, in Canada or abroad. Criteria for these entrance awards include
demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school.
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. 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. Only
one student can hold this award in any given year. The awards are made on the recommendation
of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Committee. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017
Winter Session).
Diana M. LAM Centennial Scholars Entrance Award - A $4,000 entrance award is offered
annually by alumna Diana M. Lam, BA 1956, to an outstanding domestic student entering
university directly from secondary schools, or a transferring directly from other colleges and
universities, in Canada or abroad. Criteria for this entrance award includes demonstrated
academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school. The recipient
will be an academically qualified student 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 award
is made on the recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Committee. (First
Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
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TOWNSEND-HARDER Centennial Scholars Major Entrance Award in Trumpet - A
$4,000 renewable entrance award is offered annually by UBC Music alumni Laurie Townsend
(BMus 1988) and Don Harder (BMus 1978), to an outstanding domestic student entering the
Bachelor of Music directly from secondary schools, or transferring directly from other colleges
and universities, in Canada or abroad, and whose primary instrument is trumpet. Criteria for this
entrance award includes demonstrated performance proficiency as well as academic and
leadership achievement in the arts, community, athletics, or school. The recipient is an
academically qualified student 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. 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. Only one
student can hold this award in any given year. 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. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
New Awards:
Leon Judah BLACKMORE Award in Criminal Law - A $5,000 award is offered annually by
the Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation to a second- or third-year J.D. student who has
participated in the UBC Innocence Project at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and has
demonstrated an interest in criminal law reform and a dedication to advocacy work throughout
his or her legal studies. The award is made on the recommendation of the Director(s) of the UBC
Innocence Project at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016
Winter Session)
Tina CHRISTOPOULOS CRUDO Scholarship in Education - A $1,000 scholarship is
offered annually for a student in the Kindergarten - Primary Program Cohort of the teacher
education program who demonstrates academic excellence. The scholarship is created in loving
memory of Tina Christopoulos Crudo, who was a passionate teacher and who had a positive
impact on countless students during her twenty-year career as an educator. The award is made on
the recommendation of the Faculty of Education. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017
Winter Session)
DESAI Graduate Scholarship in English Literature - A $1,000 scholarship is offered
annually to a Masters of Arts, English Literature student in loving memory of Mr. J.V. Desai,
who was a humble and brilliant man whose first love was for the English language. He was a
grand-nephew of Mahatma Gandhi and a loving father who emphasized the importance of
education, both in the theoretical and experiential sense. He recognized the importance of
learning through travel and interacting with people. The ideal candidate would demonstrate an
interest in travel and may be an international student or someone whose thesis investigates global
issues. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of English, in consultation
with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017
Winter Session)
GAMMA Phi Beta Foundation Service Award - A $1,000 award is offered annually by the
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority to a student who demonstrates service on campus or in the community.
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Preference will be given to applicants who are members of Gamma Phi Beta. The award is
adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
GERVIN Indigenous Community Legal Clinic Award for Distinguished Advocacy - One or
more awards totalling $1,000 are offered annually to J.D. students who have made an
exceptional contribution to the Indigenous community, demonstrated an interest in Indigenous
legal studies and proven dedication to advocacy work throughout their participation in the Peter
A. Allard School of Law's Indigenous Community Legal Clinic. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Director(s) of the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic at the Peter A.
Allard School of Law. (First Award Available in the 2015/2016 Winter Session)
Frank READ Thunderbird Rowing Award - One or more awards totalling $1,000 have been
made available through an endowment established for rowing athletes in memory of Frank Read,
a beloved UBC and Olympic rowing coach. The awards celebrate Read's tireless work in
proving that excellence in sport was a realistic objective for Canadians. The awards are offered
to outstanding members of the Thunderbird Rowing Team who have maintained good academic
standing. The recommendation is made by the Rowing coaches. (First Award Available in the
2016/2017 Winter Session)
Gordon and Gladys SHERLOCK Prize - Prizes totaling $40,000 have been made available
through an endowment established with a bequest by the Estate of Gladys Sherlock. The prizes
are offered to students in the Faculty of Education specializing or majoring in Counselling. At
the present time, the prizes are available to students in the Department of Educational and
Counselling Psychology and Special Education enrolled in the Master of Arts, Master of
Education and Doctor of Philosophy programs. Successful applicants must hold a Bachelor of
Education. The prizes shall be announced and awarded to students prior to their graduation.
Gladys Sherlock (1922-2015) began her teaching career at the age of 15 in Newfoundland. In
1960 she graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Arts. She worked for many years as a
guidance counsellor in several local schools, including Austin Elementary and Sir Frederick
Banting Junior Secondary. Gordon Sherlock was Mrs. Sherlock's husband and predeceased her
in 2008. The award is 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)
UBC Inter-Fraternity Council Bursary - A $1,000 bursary is offered annually by the UBC
Inter-Fraternity Council to undergraduate students, with preference given to a student in the UBC
Fraternity system. The award is given based on financial need to students actively involved in the
UBC Inter-Fraternity Council. The award is adjudicated by Enrolment Services. (First Award
Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Trevor WATSON Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences - A $1,000 award has been made
available through an endowment established by Christine Lee, B.Sc. Pharmacy 1975, and the
Watson Family to honour Trevor Watson, B.Sc. Pharmacy 1957. This award is offered to an
undergraduate student in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences who demonstrates a keen
passion for the betterment of their community and for the profession of pharmacy. While deeply
dedicated to his family, church, and community, Mr. Watson remained an exemplary pillar of
service and leadership in the development of the profession of pharmacy in British Columbia and
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Canada. Alongside being a practicing pharmacist for over 40 years, Trevor was a member of the
1966/67 B.C. Pharmacy Planning Commission and one of the primary proponents in the
establishment of the B.C. Professional Pharmacists Society, the current B.C. Pharmacy
Association (BCPhA). He has served as President for both the College of Pharmacists of B.C.
and the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), and is a honourary life member of the
BCPhA and the CPhA. Trevor was a part-time Clinical Instructor/Lecturer at the Faculty from
1971-1991, and has been a committed mentor to young graduates. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. (First Award Available in the
2016/2017 Winter Session)
Previously-Approved Awards with Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
#1011 Association of Women in Finance Graduate Award in Business - A $2,500 academic
award is offered annually by the Association of Women in Finance to a female student enrolled
in the MBA program who demonstrates academic excellence and a history of community
service. Financial need may be considered. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Sauder School of Business.
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: Upon the donor's request, we have
changed award type, so that financial need could be considered and we have simplified
the selection criteria by removing reference to future plans; the donor has also requested
to increase the award value.
Previously-Approved Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards: Clarification of Eligibility Criteria:
Peter Marshall Centennial Scholar Entrance Award in Forestry - A $2,000 renewable
entrance award is offered annually by Dr. Peter Marshall to outstanding domestic under-
represented students, such as Aboriginal students, students from rural communities, immigrant
and refugee students, first generation learners, youth aging out of care, and students of low socioeconomic status, entering the Faculty of Forestry's Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Forest
Sciences, Natural Resources Conservation, or the Bachelor of Urban Forestry degree programs
directly from secondary schools, or transferring directly from other colleges and universities, in
Canada or abroad. Criteria for these entrance awards include demonstrated academic and
leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school. 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. 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 Award Committee. (First Award Available
in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: to clarify eligibility for the award
#4697 Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards - The University of British Columbia offers
entrance awards valued up to $10,000 to outstanding domestic students entering university
directly from secondary schools , or transferring directly from other colleges and universities, in
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Canada or abroad. Criteria for these entrance awards include demonstrated academic and
leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school. 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. (First Award Available
in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: to clarify eligibility for the award
#4698 Centennial Scholars Major Entrance Awards - The University of British Columbia
offers renewable entrance awards valued up to $40,000 over 4 years to outstanding domestic
students entering university directly from secondary schools, or transferring directly from other
colleges and universities, in Canada or abroad. Criteria for these entrance awards include
demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or school.
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. 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 Award Committee.
(First Award Available in the 2016/2017 Winter Session)
Rationale for Proposed Changes - Type of Action: to clarify eligibility for the award
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Appendix B: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF ARTS
New courses and new major and minor programs
CNTO 451 (3) Advanced Cantonese through Popular Culture; Arts>Bachelor of Arts>First Nations and Endangered
Languages>[Major] & [Minor] in First Nations and Endangered Languages Program; FNEL 381 (3) Biocultural
Diversity: Language, Community, and the Environment; FNEL 382 (3) Lexicography for Endangered Languages;
FNEL 389 (3) Collaborative Heritage Research in First Nations Languages: Practicum & Workshop; FNEL 481 (3)
Heritage Resources in Endangered First Nation Language Revitalization; FNEL 482 (3) Applied Research in
Endangered Language Reclamation
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Revised transcript language
Transcript language for Bachelor of Education
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
Revised program and new courses
Land and Food Systems
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies>Degree Programs>Agricultural Economics>Master of Food and
Resource Economics>Program Requirements; FRE 504 (1.5) Agricultural and Resource Policy Analysis;
FRE 505 (1.5) Agricultural and Resource Policy Analysis - Policy and Project Evaluation Tools; FRE 517
(1.5) Futures Trading in Agricultural Commodities; FRE 518 (1.5) Survey Design and Data Analysis; FRE
523 (1.5) Resource Economics I; FRE 524 (1.5) Resource Economics II; FRE 526 (1.5) Environmental
Economics and Policy: Theory; FRE 527 (1.5) Environmental Economics and Policy: Empirical Analysis;
FRE 529 (1.5) Estimating Econometric Models; FRE 530 (1.5) Econometrics with Time Series Data; FRE
541 (1.5) Project Monitoring and Evaluation in International Development
FACULTY OF LAND AND FOOD SYSTEMS
New courses
APBI 222 (3) Introduction to Horticulture; FNH 405 (3) Microbiology of Food & Beverage Fermentation; FNH 472
(3) Maternal and Fetal Nutrition
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
New courses and new combined major program option
CPSC 100 (3) Computational Thinking; CPSC 103 (3) Introduction to Systematic Program Design; CPSC 436 (1-
6)d Topics in Computer Science; ENVR 440 (3) Analytical Methods in Sustainability Science; EOSC 213 (3)
Computational Methods in Geological Engineering; EOSC 471 (3) Waves, Currents and Ocean Mixing;
Science>Bachelor of Science>Computer Science>Specializations>Combined Major: Computer Science and
Chemistry
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Appendix C: Planning Graduate Degrees
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
Applied Science
Revised program and new courses
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies>Degree Programs>Planning>[Master of Arts in Planning] &
[Master of Science in Planning]; PLAN 558 (3) The Role of Theory in Planning Research; PLAN
559 (3) Design of Planning- and Policy-oriented Research; PLAN 560 (1) Master's Thesis Workshop

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