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 THE UNIVERSITY  OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BCV6T1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF OCTOBER 20, 2004
Attendance
Note: Due to a power failure in the George F. Curtis Building during the Senate meeting,
the meeting was adjourned prior to the completion of Agenda Item 6: Academic Building
Needs Committee Oral Report. Because some members of Senate who were present did
not have the opportunity to sign the attendance sheet, the following list of attendees may
not be complete.
Present: Dr. M. C. Piper (Chair), Mr. A. McEachern (Chancellor), Vice President,
Academic & Provost L. Whitehead, Dr. P. Adebar, Mr. R. Affleck, Mr. B. Ahmadian,
Prof. C. Boyle, Mr. P. Brady, Dr. J. Brander, Dr. L. Brinton, Dr. M. Cameron, Dr. J.
Carolan, Dr. J. Dennison, Mr. M. Edgar, Dr. D. Fielding, Ms. M. Friesen, Dean N.
Gallini, Principal J. H. V. Gilbert, Ms. T. Gillespie, Dr. L. Gunderson, Mr. S. Haffey, Dr.
R. Harrison, Dr. P. G. Harrison, Associate Vice President J. Hutton, Dr. R. Irwin, Dean
M. Isaacson, Dr. J. Johnson, Dr. R. Kerekes, Dr. B. S. Lalli, Mr. J. Liu, Ms. P. Liu, Ms. D.
Loo, Dr. M. MacEntee, Dr. P. L. Marshall, Mr. G. Martin, Ms. S. Martz, Mr. W. B.
McNulty, Mr. J. Mistry, Dr. P. G. Mosca, Dean D. Muzyka, Dr. D. Paterson, Mr. G.
Paton, Ms. C. Quinlan, Mr. D. Riendl, Dr. A. Rose, Dr. H. J. Rosengarten, Associate Vice
President and Registrar B. Silzer, Dean R. Sindelar, Dr. B. Stelck, Dr. D. Steyn, Mr. N.
Taylor, Dr. J. Thompson, Dr. S. Thorne, Dean R. Tierney, Ms. M. Tull, Dr. H. van
Vuuren, Mr. D. Verma, Dr. R. Windsor-Liscombe, Dr. R. A. Yaworsky, Mr. D. Yokom,
Mr. D. Younan.
By Invitation: Vice President, Administration & Finance T. Sumner, Mr. R. McNichol,
Ms. D. Merritt, Mr. M. Pochurko.
Regrets: Dr. B. Bemmels, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dean M. A. Bobinski, Mr. N. Broekhuizen, Dr.
B. Crawford, Dr. E. Dean, Ms. G. Eom, Dr. D. Granot, Dean F. Granot, Dean J.
Hepburn, Dr. S. B. Knight, Dr. V. LeMay, Mr. T. P. T. Lo, Mr. R. Lowe, Dr. K.
MacQueen, Dean M. Quayle, Dr. B. Rodrigues, Mr. J. Rogers, Dean J. Saddler, Prof. J.
Sarra, Dr. C. Shields, Dean G. Stuart, Dr. R. C. Tees, Dr. R. Wilson, Dean E. H. K. Yen.
Vol. 2004/05 04/05-11
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Minutes of October 20,2004	
Change to Agenda
The President called the meeting to order.
Change to Agenda
The President announced that Item 10: U21 Global Update had been postponed until the
November 2004 meeting of Senate.
Senate Membership
The following students filled vacancies for representatives from their respective Faculties
for the remainder of the term ending March 31, 2005:
• Mr. Bijan Ahmadian, Faculty of Applied Science
• Ms. Debbie Loo, Faculty of Education
• Ms. Pamela Liu, Faculty of Medicine
Members of Senate welcomed the new representatives with a round of applause.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dean Muzyka l        That the Minutes of the meeting of September
Mr. Brady i       22, 2004 be approved as circulated.
Mr. Riendl requested that the Secretary record in the Minutes the opposition of the Senate
Student Caucus the motion to transfer administrative responsibility for the Doctor of
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) from the Faculty of
Graduate Studies to the respective disciplinary Faculties.
The motion was
put and carried.
Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
TRIP TO SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA
The President described her recent trip to Singapore, where she attended a meeting of the
Council of the National University of Singapore (NUS). The President also met with a
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Minutes of October 20,2004	
Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
group of UBC students studying at NUS as part of a student exchange program, and
hosted an alumni event. The President then traveled to Malaysia, where she hosted a
group of approximately 200 UBC alumni, many of whom had been supported in the
1960s and 1970s by the Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic Development in South
and Southeast Asia. Many of these UBC alumni were now in leadership roles in Malaysia
and were pleased to remain connected to UBC.
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE ANNUAL EVENT IN TORONTO
The President stated that she was scheduled to travel to Toronto on October 25 to attend
a President's Circle event in honour of donors to the University. The President was to be
accompanied by three faculty members from the United States Studies program, and the
group planned to host a panel discussion on the upcoming American presidential
elections.
"VICTORY THROUGH HONOUR" TOTEM POLE REDEDICATION
The President described a ceremony to rededicate the "Victory Through Honour" Totem
Pole that had been held on October 18, 2004 outside Brock Hall. The original pole had
been erected in the same location in 1948, at which time the First Nations community
officially sanctioned UBC's use of the Thunderbird name for its varsity teams and
facilities. When the original pole carved by artist Ellen Neel had begun to decay, artist
Calvin Hunt was invited to create an exact replica. Approximately 100 people attended
the ceremony to rededicate the totem pole, with about half of the attendees representing
the First Nations community. The President urged members of Senate to visit the site. The
pole was located outside the new Welcome Centre in Brock Hall, which the President
described as a wonderful resource for prospective and current students.
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Minutes of October 20,2004	
Financial Statements
Financial Statements
Vice President, Administration and Finance Terry Sumner presented an overview of the
University's Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004. Copies of the
Consolidated Financial Statements had been circulated to members of Senate prior to the
meeting. The Board of Governors had approved the Financial Statements on May 25,
2004, based on the recommendation of the Audit Committee. The British Columbia
Auditor General had offered an unqualified opinion that the Statements fairly presented,
in all material respects, the financial position of the University on March 31, 2004. Vice
President Sumner was scheduled to present the Financial Statements at the UBC Annual
General Meeting on October 29, 2004.
Vice President Sumner referred to the following highlights in his presentation:
• Total Revenue by Source. Revenue increases had resulted from increases in
federal and provincial government funding, student tuition fees, and sales and
service revenues.
• Capital Projects. The University had underway a total of $690.3 million in
capital projects that were scheduled for completion over the following two
years. An additional $250 million in projects were under consideration.
Funding sources for capital development included the federal Canada
Foundation for Innovation and the provincial Doubling the Opportunity
campaign, as well as the BC Knowledge Development Fund and provincial
government support for the medical school expansion.
• Endowment Fund. The market value of the endowment was $699.5 million on
March 31, 2004, an increase of $128.5 million over the previous year.
• Credit Rating. Moody's Investors Service had reaffirmed an Aa2 rating, while
Standard & Poor's Rating Service had reaffirmed an AA- rating. The Vice
President noted that, during this same time period, the University of Toronto's
credit rating had been downgraded and York University had been placed on a
negative watch.
Discussion
Noting the increases in revenues from sales and services, Dr. MacEntee asked whether
charges to the University community had increased. Vice President Sumner replied that
the increased revenues were likely related to higher sales volume.
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Minutes of October 20,2004	
Trek 2010: A Global Journey
In response to a question from Mr. Affleck about the report of the Auditor General, Vice
President Sumner stated that the use of terminology such as "an audit to obtain
reasonable assurance whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement"
was standard among auditors, and did not denote any uncertainty on the part of the
auditor.
In response to a question from Mr. Paton about how the increases to the Endowment
Fund would be of benefit to the University, Vice President Sumner stated that the amount
the University could spend each year was related to a three-year, market-value average
return on investment. Of the amount available for disbursement each year, approximately
one third was spent on direct support to students. Chairs and professorships were also
supported through endowment funds.
Trek 2010: A Global Journey
Dr. Rosengarten circulated the most recent version of the Trek 2010: A Global Journey at
the meeting. Changes were marked up in the document for review by members of Senate.
He gave an overview of the changes, with particular attention to adjustments that had
been made in response to feedback from members of Senate.
Dr. Rosengarten expressed the opinion that the University had created a strong, forward-
looking planning document that embodied the values of sustainability, global citizenship,
outreach, partnership, and excellence.
Dr. Rosengarten i        That Senate endorse the strategic document
Mr. Taylor J       Trek 2010: A Global Journey.
Discussion
Members of Senate provided the following questions and comments.
•    Page 9, last bullet. Why specify organized labour? Dr. Rosengarten stated that,
although it was easier for the University to align itself with organized labour
because
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Minutes of October 20,2004	
Trek 2010: A Global Journey
of the structures already in place, the University remained open to other types
of partnership opportunities.
• Page 6, sixth bullet. What defines a senior faculty member? There was some
discussion about whether age, experience, or tenure was the defining element.
Some members of Senate were more comfortable with the phrase "full time
tenured or tenure track faculty member."
• There was concern that the goal to have students working with senior faculty in
all years of their programs was unrealistic. Dr. Rosengarten acknowledged that
this goal would be challenging to meet, but expressed his support and
optimism. Furthermore, it was important to note that the interest in increasing
exposure to senior faculty members was not intended to downgrade the
importance of sessional and junior faculty, but to ensure that the students
receive instruction from instructors at all levels.
• How would the document be implemented? Dr. Rosengarten recalled the
operational planning documents and timetables that the University had
developed following the approval of Trek 2000, and stated that the University
would likely follow a similar process for Trek 2010.
• Page 10, second line. What does it mean to be "accountable to the society that
supports us"? Dr. Rosengarten stated that the University must remain
accountable for the public funds entrusted to it. He added that the University
was accountable for its actions in general, for the values absorbed by students
while at the University, and for the contribution that graduates make to society.
• Page 9, penultimate bullet regarding standards of ethical inquiry. Would
research deemed to be unethical by some group be halted? Dr. Rosengarten
stated that research deemed unethical by a board established to evaluate the
ethical aspects of research proposals would not be permitted to proceed. He
added that mechanisms for ethical review were already in place at the
University, but that contributors to the document had found it necessary to
articulate both the presence of such mechanisms and a desire for continuous
improvement in this area.
• Page 4, penultimate bullet. In response to a query, President Piper confirmed
that post-baccalaureate students were included in the phrase "domestic
students."
The motion was
put and
unanimously
carried.
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Minutes of October 20,2004	
Trek 2010: A Global Journey
Numerous members of Senate joined the President in thanking Dr. Rosengarten for his
work in listening to feedback, compiling multiple drafts, and incorporating many changes
over a fifteen-month period.
Principal Gilbert l        That Senate recognize the contribution of Dr.
Dean Tierney J       Herbert J. Rosengarten in the preparation of
this important document.
Carried.
Members of Senate applauded.
Mr. Verma read the following statement:
Chairperson, it is with a great sense of gratitude that I congratulate all those who
worked on this paper — Trek 2010: A Global Journey.
Under the present global climate, there is no denying that we need something like this
to bring some sanity globally.
I fully concur with the common theme that emerged from the thinking of the students,
faculty, staff, and public at large. This common theme summarized, as given in the
message from the President, states:
"As a major research-intensive university, UBC has a responsibility to provide
educational and research programs of the highest intellectual quality that will
contribute to educating global citizens, promote a sustainable and equitable future,
and further the goals of a civil society."
We, as educators, have a responsibility to create world-wide positive relationships
between different societies.
At the implementation level, I am sure that different courses will be developed to meet
the above mentioned global needs. I would like to see all faculties and departments
make participation in a course of this type mandatory before a student finishes his or
her undergraduate program.
That will make this place a true university, a place where unity is created in diversity,
to have a universal experience.
Having said this, I have one more remark to make. Under the present global climate
and situation, I have a serious concern. We all, here, are in the business of education.
We are all concerned about the future of society. When I look at what we did in
approving Trek 2010: A Global Journey, it is akin to watering a fruit bearing branch
of a tree, rather than its roots. The roots are way back in the elementary and
secondary schools. It makes me sad to see that at that level diversity
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Minutes of October 20,2004	
Academic Building Needs Committee
is being perpetuated in a political and parochial sense. How many of those who would
have been conditioned in that set-up will not end up here? And even whose who will,
will it be too late for them? I leave you all with this concern.
The President thanked Mr. Verma for his statement and thanked members of Senate for
their interest and participation in refining the document. The President stated that,
although the document may not be perfect, it would ensure the University remained
accountable as it moves forward in its provincial, national, and global contexts.
Trek 2010: A Global Journey was scheduled for approval by the Board of Governors at
its November 2004 meeting.
Academic Building Needs Committee
As Chair of the Committee, Dr. Stelck presented on oral report on the Committee's
activities. He circulated a copy of the Committee's membership and terms of reference.
Dr. Stelck stated that the role of the Academic Building Needs Committee was to provide
Senate representation in the approval of building projects prior to their submission to the
Board of Governors for approval. The Committee formed part of the President's Property
and Planning Advisory Committee.
There was some discussion about how the role of the Committee had changed over the
years, and questions as to whether the Committee's terms of reference should be revisited.
Power Failure
There was a power failure in the building during the report from the Academic Building
Needs Committee. The remainder of the presentation and discussion was postponed to
the November 2004 meeting of Senate.
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Minutes of October 20,2004	
Student Awards Committee
Student Awards Committee
NEW AWARDS
See also 'Appendix A: New Awards'.
As Chair of the Committee, Dr. Thompson presented the new awards for approval.
Dr. Thompson i        That Senate endorse the awards listed (with the
Dean Isaacson J        exception of the Pharmacy Class Act
Scholarship) and forward them to the Board of
Governors for approval, and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
Dr. Thompson noted that the Pharmacy Class Act Scholarship had been withdrawn from
consideration to allow time to resolve some concerns raised by the donors.
The motion was
put and carried.
Postponement of Remaining Agenda Items
The following items were postponed to a future meeting, due to the power failure.
• Item 7: Nominating Committee
• Item 9: Tributes Committee
Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned. The next regular meeting of the Senate was scheduled to be
held on Wednesday, November 24, 2004.
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Minutes of October 20,2004	
Appendix A: New Awards
Appendix A: New Awards
ADERA Development Corporation Scholarship: A $5,000 scholarship is offered by Adera
Development Corporation to an outstanding undergraduate student studying Real Estate
in the Bachelor of Commerce Program. Preference is given to students who demonstrate
leadership in community sports and show entrepreneurial potential. The award is made
on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (First award available for the
2004/2005 Winter Session)
Dean of ARTS Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $1,000 have been endowed by alumni
and friends of the Faculty of Arts for undergraduate students in the Faculty. The awards
are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Arts. (First awards available for the
2004/2005 Winter Session)
A.F. BARSS Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $1,250 have been endowed by
Ambassador Lester D. Mallory in memory of Dr. Alden F. Barss, a founding faculty
member of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, who was instrumental in guiding the
direction of Amb. Mallory's career. A UBC alumnus (B.Sc.A.1927, M.Sc.A.1929), Amb.
Mallory received his doctorate from the University of California Berkeley in the early
1930's. He started his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, subsequently
transferring to the U.S. State Department, where he retired as Assistant Secretary of State
for Latin American Affairs. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty
of Agricultural Sciences to graduate students in Agricultural Economics, with preference
to those whose studies have an international focus. (First awards available for the
2005/2006 Winter Session)
M.A. and D.E. BRECKENRIDGE Memorial Bursary: Bursaries totalling $10,000 have
been endowed through a bequest from Mabel Augusta Breckenridge for students in any
year or faculty who have satisfactory academic standing and are in need of financial aid
to continue their studies. Individual bursaries must be valued at $2,000 or greater. If
possible, at least one bursary each year should be granted to a student in the Faculty of
Education who will be pursuing studies over the Summer Session. (First awards available
for the 2005/2006 Winter Session)
CANADIAN Vintners Association Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship is offered by the
Canadian Vintners Association in recognition of UBC's support for Canada's wine sector.
The scholarship is offered to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is doing
graduate research under the auspices of the UBC Wine Research Centre. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. (First award
available for the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
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Minutes of October 20,2004	
Appendix A: New Awards
CANADIAN Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association Prize: Prizes totalling
$600 are offered by the Canadian Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association to
students who achieve high standing in Wood 305 (Wood Machining Skills). The prizes
are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the
Department of Wood Science. (First awards available for the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
Ray COLE Architecture Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship is offered by Busby &
Associates Architects for students in architecture, with preference given to students
demonstrating commitment to sustainable design principles. The award is made on the
recommendation of the School of Architecture. (First award available for the 2004/2005
Winter Session)'
DANDELION Prize: Prizes totalling $1,250 have been endowed through a bequest by
Edward Donald Greathed for one or more deserving students in the Faculty of Medicine
who have achieved high standing in Endocrinology. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine. (First award available for the 2005/2006
Winter Session)
Piara Singh and Katar Kaur DHILLON Memorial Bursary: Bursaries totalling $3,000
have been endowed in memory of Piara Singh and Katar Kaur Dhillon by their two eldest
children, Rashpal S. Dhillon and Rashpal K. Purewall, whose parents immigrated to
Canada from Pundori Ladha Singh, Punjab, India. The bursaries are offered to
undergraduate students in any year or faculty. (First award available for the 2004/2005
Winter Session)
DSE Scholarship in Civil Engineering: Two $1,000 scholarships are offered by DSE to
undergraduate students entering third or fourth year of the Civil Engineering Program in
the Faculty of Applied Science, with preference given to students having a demonstrated
interest in structural engineering. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Department of Civil Engineering. (First awards available for the 2004/2005 Winter
Session)
Gerald (Jerry) A. FELTHAM Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $900 have been endowed
by the family and friends of Jerry Feltham in honour of his retirement from UBC. Jerry
was a pioneer in the use of information economic theory in examining the use of
accounting reports to facilitate and influence management and investor decisions. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business to doctoral
accounting students. (First awards available for the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
Barrie FLATHER Memorial Bursary: Bursaries totalling $500 have been endowed
through a bequest from Dr. Barrie C. Flather for students in the second or third year of
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Appendix A: New Awards
the M.D. Program, with a preference for those who have expressed interest in a career in
Family Practice. (First awards available for the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
Susan FOY Memorial Service Award: A $1,000 service award has been endowed in
memory of Dr. Susan Foy who was, at the time of her passing, fulfilling her dream of
being an oral surgeon. The award is offered to a second year student in the Faculty of
Dentistry who has good academic standing, has demonstrated an interest in oral surgery,
and shares the qualities exemplified by Susan: leadership, community involvement and an
interest in paediatric dentistry. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty
of Dentistry. (First award available for the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
FRESHWATER Bursary: Bursaries totalling $27,000 have been endowed through a
bequest from Norman Gavin Morgan Freshwater for undergraduate students in the
Department of Mining Engineering. (First awards available for the 2005/2006 Winter
Session)
Ulrich FREYBE Memorial Scholarship in Food, Nutrition and Health: Two $2,000
scholarships are offered to undergraduate students in the Food, Nutrition and Health
Program by Freybe Gourmet Foods in memory of Ulrich Freybe, a pioneer and visionary
who moved the family business, founded in Germany in 1844, to Vancouver in 1955. The
scholarships are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
(First awards available for the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
Ulrich FREYBE Memorial Graduate Prize in Food Science: A $1,000 prize is offered by
Freybe Gourmet Foods in memory of Ulrich Freybe, a pioneer and visionary who moved
the family business, founded in Germany in 1844, to Vancouver in 1955. The award is
offered to a graduate student in the Food Science Program. It is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. (First award available for the
2004/2005 Winter Session)
Donald GLADSTONE Memorial Award: A $1,000 award is offered to a student in the
First Nations Law Program, with first preference to a Heiltsuk First Nation student and
second preference to any First Nation Law student from the B.C. coastal area. The award
has been created in memory of Donald Gladstone who, until his untimely death, was a
defender and representative member of the Heiltsuk people in the landmark Gladstone
case before the Supreme Court of Canada. The award is made on the recommendation of
the Faculty of Law. (First award available for the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
GLS-6 Chemical and Biological Engineering Prize: A $300 prize has been endowed by
GLS-6 (The Sixth International Conference on Gas-Liquid and Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor
Engineering) for the graduate student who makes the most outstanding seminar presenta-
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Appendix A: New Awards
tion in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering's annual seminar series.
The prize is made on the recommendation of the Department. (First award available for
the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
June GOLDSMITH Scholarship in Music: A $2,000 scholarship has been endowed by
family and friends of June Goldsmith, Founder and Artistic Director of Music in the
Morning, to celebrate and pay tribute to her achievements as impresario, educator and
musician. Since 1984, the Music in the Morning Concert Series has reached out to all ages
in British Columbia through performances, lectures and commissioned works. Given that
the founding premise of June Goldsmith's outreach has been musical education and the
encouragement of emerging talent, the scholarship is awarded on the recommendation of
the School of Music to a deserving, talented student in the School. (First award available
for the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
Dr. C. GUARNASCHELLI Research Scholarship: One or two scholarships totalling up to
$5,000 have been endowed by Dr. Claudio Guarnaschelli for engineering graduate
students in civil, chemical, or mining engineering whose main focus of study is wastewater
or water quality research. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Applied Science. (First award available for the 2005/2006 Winter Session)
William F. HOBDEN Prize in Music: A $500 prize has been endowed by William F.
Hobden in recognition of the many years of enjoyment he has received from attending
student recitals at the UBC School of Music. The prize is awarded on the recommendation
of the School to a student studying composition. (First award available for the 2004/2005
Winter Session)
Sandy LAIRD Service Award in Mining Engineering: A $1,000 service award is offered by
Sandy Laird to a second year undergraduate student majoring in Mining Engineering in
the Faculty of Applied Science. Candidates must have achieved a minimum 75% average
in their most recent academic year and participated actively in extra-curricular activities in
high school, the community, the university and/or in sports. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Department. (First award available for the 2004/2005 Winter
Session)
Les LAVKULICH Scholarship for Resources and Environment: A $3,750 scholarship has
been endowed by colleagues, friends and UBC alumni in honour of Professor Les
Lavkulich, who created the Resources and Environment Program in 1979, the first truly
interdisciplinary graduate program at UBC. As the program's inspirational leader between
1979 and 2004, he was able, with his unrelenting effort and visionary thinking, to build it
into an internationally renowned program. The award is given to an outstanding grad-
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Appendix A: New Awards
uate student to foster research in Resource Management and Environmental Sciences on
the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate Studies in consultation with the Institute
for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. (First award available for the 2005/2006
Winter Session)
Anthony PANT AGES Memorial Prize in Advocacy: A $1,000 prize is offered by family,
friends and colleagues in memory of Anthony Pantages (LL.B. Class of 1966). Mr.
Pantages believed in the rule of law and judiciously practiced being an exceptional
advocate. The prize is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law to an
outstanding student in an Advocacy course or the Competitive Moot who exemplifies the
true spirit of advocacy. (First award available for the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
Steve and Therese PETO Memorial Bursary in Nursing: Bursaries totalling $1,000 have
been endowed by Peter Peto in honour of his parents, Steve and Therese Peto, for students
in the School of Nursing. (First award available for the 2006/2007 Winter Session)
RAFII Architects Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship is offered by Rafii Architects Inc. for
a student in architecture, with preference given to students entering their final year of
study. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Architecture. (First
award available for the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
RITE AID Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Awards totalling $6,000 are offered by Rite
Aid for undergraduate students in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Individual awards of $1,000
each are awarded to two students in each of second, third and fourth year. In addition to
academic merit, adjudication is based on the candidates' leadership skills, involvement in
student affairs, and interest in community practice. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. (First award available for the
2004/2005 Winter Session)
Richard A. ROBERTSON Memorial Service Award in Medicine: A $1,500 service award
has been endowed by Richard A. Robertson's wife, family and friends to honour and
remember him. A UBC graduate (B.A. 1971), he was known for his intellect, curiosity,
passion and "pushing the envelope." This award is intended for graduate students, with a
supervisor whose primary appointment is in the Faculty of Medicine, undertaking
research into HIV/AIDS, with consideration also given to those studying other infectious
diseases or immune disorders. Adjudication is based on academic standing and research
potential, as well as demonstrated leadership skills, involvement in extracurricular
activities and commitment to community service. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine. (First award available for the 2004/2005
Winter Session)
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Appendix A: New Awards
Richard R. SUGDEN, Q.C. Bursary in Law: Bursaries totalling $5,000 have been
endowed through gifts from colleagues and friends in honour of Richard (Rick) Sugden,
Q.C. (LL.B. 1973) for up to four undergraduate students in the LL.B Program who are
pursuing courses in trial advocacy. This endowment recognizes Mr. Sugden's career as a
highly accomplished civil and commercial litigator in Vancouver. Mr. Sugden also served
his profession with great distinction by providing guidance, counsel and representation to
fellow lawyers facing professional and ethical issues. (First awards available for the
2005/2006 Winter Session)
Richard R. SUGDEN, Q.C. Prize in Trial Advocacy: Prizes totalling $5,000 have been
endowed through gifts from colleagues and friends in honour of Richard (Rick) Sugden,
Q.C. (LL.B. 1973) for outstanding achievement by law students in trial advocacy. This
endowment recognizes Mr. Sugden's career as a highly accomplished civil and commercial
litigator in Vancouver. Mr. Sugden also served his profession with great distinction by
providing guidance, counsel and representation to fellow lawyers facing professional and
ethical issues. Up to four awards can be made each year on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Law. (First awards available for the 2005/2006 Winter Session)
TRIPLE "A" Scholarship in Applied Science: A $1,000 scholarship is offered by Mr.
Manmohan Bains to a first or second year Engineering student. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science. (First award available for the
2004/2005 Winter Session)
UNIVERSITY Prize in Midwifery: A $500 prize is awarded by the University to the
student standing at the head of the graduating class in the Bachelor of Midwifery degree.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Division of Midwifery. (First award
available for the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
Jean Clover WOODROW Memorial Bursary: Bursaries totalling $3,750 have been
endowed through a bequest from Jean Clover Woodrow for students in the School of
Music who are specializing in Opera or Voice. (First award available for the 2005/2006
Winter Session)
PREVIOUSLY-APPROVED AWARDS WITH CHANGES IN TERMS OR FUNDING SOURCE:
Award 02788 - ADVOCIS Educational Foundation Prize (revised wording): A $420 prize,
endowed by the Advocis Educational Foundation (formerly the Life Underwriters
Association of Canada Educational Foundation), is awarded in the Faculty of Law. The
prize is awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty to a student who shows high
achievement in the first year course in Contracts.
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 26
Minutes of October 20,2004	
Appendix A: New Awards
How amended? The Life Underwriters Association of Canada has formally changed its
name to "Advocis". Accordingly, we have received a request from the donors to amend
the title of their award. Since the award was founded in 1985, the terms are not codified
in a formal endowment deed (Endowment deeds were introduced at UBC in 1991).
Award 04853 - Dr. Barbara ALLAN Scholarship in Medicine (revised wording):
Scholarships totalling $9,000 have been endowed through a bequest from Enid Mae
Dearing. The scholarships are awarded to resident physicians to undertake studies and/or
research in neurology, with a preference for those doing research related to the
understanding and treatment of pain under the mentorship of a neurologist with special
expertise in pain. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Medicine in consultation with the Division of Neurology.
How amended? The revised terms more closely reflect the wording and intent of Ms.
Dearing's bequest. The previous terms reserved the award for "graduate students in
Medicine studying Neurology" when, in fact, there is no graduate program in Neurology
in the Faculty. As a result, the award could only be given out if the original terms were
not followed.
Award 00111 - H.R. MACMILLAN Prize in Forestry (revised wording): A $500 prize,
the gift of H.R. MacMillan, Esq., C.B.E., D.Sc, L.L.D., has been endowed for the student
standing at the head of the graduating class in the Faculty of Forestry. The award is made
on the recommendation of the Faculty.
Award 02312 - H.R. MACMILLAN Prize in Forest Harvesting (revised wording): A
$500 prize, the gift of H.R. MacMillan, Esq., C.B.E., D.Sc, L.L.D., has been endowed for
the student graduating with the highest standing in the Forest Operations option. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry.
Award 02311 - H.R. MACMILLAN Scholarship in Forestry (revised wording): Through
the generosity of H.R. MacMillan, Esq., C.B.E., D.Sc, L.L.D., four scholarships totalling
$5,800 have been endowed for students in Forestry. These awards are as follows: (a) a
$1,700 scholarship for the student with the highest standing in second year Forestry; (b) a
$1,200 scholarship for the student in second year Forestry with the next highest standing;
(c) a $1,700 scholarship for the student with the highest standing in first year Forestry; (d)
a $1,200 scholarship for the student in first year Forestry with the next highest standing.
These awards, made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry, are only available
for those who continue their studies in Forestry in the following academic session.
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 27
Minutes of October 20,2004	
Appendix A: New Awards
How amended? -   The three awards described above were, in the past, funded on a year-
to-year basis through the H.R. MacMillan Forestry Prizes Trust, held at and administered
by the TD Private Client Group. TD has now turned the funds in the trust over to UBC so
that the University can endow the three awards and administer them directly under the
terms established by Mr. MacMillan.
Award 03922 - Donn SPENCE Award (revised wording): Awards totalling $1,600 have
been endowed in memory of Donn Spence, B.P.E.'56, M.S.'67, in recognition of his
contribution to the University and the community in the sport of Rugby. The award was
established by the 1984 UBC Rugby team, the Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada
Rugby Unions, and friends of Donn Spence. The award is made to students who have
completed at least one year of full-time study at UBC and exhibit high standards of
leadership and a demonstrated interest in Rugby. The awards are made on the
recommendation of the Director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the
Head Rugby coach.
How amended? -   A joint request has been received in writing from Mrs. Lynn Spence
(widow of Donn Spence), Buzz Moore (one of the fund's founders), Dr. Bob Sparks
(Director of the School of Human Kinetics) and Robert Philip (Director of Athletics and
Recreation) to discontinue the Donn Spence Scholarship (Award 00643) and use all
income from the endowment to support the Donn Spence Award (Award 03922). The
award terms have been amended accordingly. The family's original intent was to assist
any student who was a skilled rugby player, rather than a student who was specifically
entering the teaching profession and was incidentally also a good rugby player. Both the
scholarship and the award are supported by the same endowment P/G. There was no
endowment deed drawn up when the awards were created in the late 1980's.
Award 05112 - Johann STRAUSS Foundation Lotte and John Hecht Memorial
Scholarship (revised wording): Three scholarships totalling $9,000 are offered by the
Johann Strauss Foundation and anonymous donors for continuing or graduating students
in the School of Music for advanced musical study in Austria at a specified group of
educational institutions or, with the approval of the Audition Board and the School of
Music, for individual studies with a recognized private teacher in Austria. Individual
scholarships of $3,000 each are awarded annually following auditions conducted at the
School of Music early each calendar year. Additional information is available from the
School. The awards are made on the recommendation of the School of Music.
How amended? - In addition to some minor editing to the wording, the terms have been
expanded to allow scholarship recipients to pursue individual music studies with a
recognized private teacher in Austria, subject to the review and approval of the Audition
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 28
Minutes of October 20,2004	
Appendix A: New Awards
Board and the School of Music. The wording of the Endowment Deed is sufficiently open
to permit this modification to the terms.

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