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 THE   UNIVERSITY    OF   BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF DECEMBER 11, 1996
Attendance
Present: President D. W. Strangway (Chair), Vice President Academic D. R. Birch, Dean F. S. Abbott, Dr. P.
Adebar, Dr. D. R. Atkins, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dr. G. W. Bluman, Mr. P. T. Brady, Mr. A. Briggs, Dr. P. C.
Burns, Professor P. T. Burns, Dean J. Cairns, Ms. L. Chui, Dr. V. Froese, Dr. J. H. V. Gilbert, Ms. J. K. Gill,
Dr. V. Gomel, Mr. C. L. Gorman, Mr. H. D. Gray, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Dr. P. G. Harrison, Dr. F. G.
Herring, Mr. M. Kirchner, Dr. S. B. Knight, Mr. O. C. W. Lau, Mr. A. Legge, Dr. M. Levine, Dr. D. M.
Lyster, Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Dr. M. MacEntee, Dr. P. L. Marshall, Dr. K. May, Dean B. C. McBride,
Acting Dean J. A. McLean, Dr. W. R. McMaster, Mr. W. McMichael, Mr. W. B. McNulty, Dean A.
Meisen, Mr. J. Murray, Dean S. Neuman, Mr. V. Pacradouni, Mr. T. Pang, Dr. R. J. Patrick, Mr. R. L. de
Pfyffer, Professor M. Quayle, Dean J. F. Richards, Dr. H. B. Richer, Dr. D. P. Rolfsen, Dr. H. J.
Rosengarten, Dr. R. W. Schutz, Dean N. Sheehan, Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Mr. A. H. Soroka, Dr. J. R.
Thompson, Dr. M. Thompson, Dr. S. Thorne, Dr. W. Uegama, Mr. D. R. Verma, Dr. P. A. Vertinsky, Dr.
D. Ll. Williams, Dr. R. A. Yaworsky, Dean E. H. K. Yen.
Regrets: Chancellor W. L. Sauder, Mr. P. J. Andru, Mr. S. Arnold, Dean C. S. Binkley, Mr. J. Boritz, Dean
M. Goldberg, Dean F. Granot, Rev. J. Hanrahan, Dr. M. R. Ito, Dr. V. J. Kirkness, Mr. D. K. Leung,
Professor P. T. K. Lin, Mr. T. P. T. Lo, Mr. S. Lohachitranont, Mr. R. W. Lowe, Mr. B. G. McDonald, Mr.
J. Nobbs-Thiessen, Dr. W. J. Phillips, Mr. D. Shu, Dean C. L. Smith, Ms. L. M. Sparrow, Dr. B. J. van der
Kamp, Dr. J. Vanderstoep, Dr. W. C. Wright Jr.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dr. Gilbert l        That the minutes of the second regular meeting
Dr. Richer i        of Senate for the Session 1996-97, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Dr. Williams drew attention to page 11528 of the minutes and the statement that there
had been a "slight" increase in scholarship funds. Dr. Williams suggested that the word
"slight" be changed to "substantial" in view of the fact that in 1995 the sum being spent
on Scholarships and Bursaries was $8.8 million and in 1996 it was $11.8 million.
The motion was put and carried,
with the noted amendment.
11539
 Vancouver Senate 11540
Minutes of December 11,1996
Chair's remarks and related questions
Chair's remarks and related questions
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
President Strangway invited the Dean of Medicine, Dr. Cairns, to comment on a proposal
by the Faculty of Medicine concerning a hospital in Thailand.
Dean Cairns informed Senate that this initiative had been started by Dean Hollenberg,
former Dean of Medicine, in association with Samitivej Hospital in Thailand. The
expectation is that a new medical school will develop an association with this hospital. A
number of very well trained physicians and surgeons that are setting up this hospital are
very eager to have an academic aspect to it. The plan is that there will be students from
that setting who would have their first two years, the basic science oriented years, in
medicine at UBC then go back to Thailand for their final two years which would be
clinical. Another aspect of this collaboration is that post-graduate trainees would receive
part or all of their post-graduate education in Vancouver, and, also, members of their
faculty might come here for various experiences. An initial memorandum of
understanding was signed between UBC and Samitivej Hospital in January 1996, with the
expectation that this will lead to a more specific agreement. Dean Cairns said he hoped
that some of the students would be here within the next two or three years.
From the Board of Governors
NOTIFICATION OF APPROVAL IN PRINCIPLE OF SENATE RECOMMENDATIONS
Subject, where applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be implemented
without formal reference to the President; and that the Deans and Heads concerned with
new programs be asked to indicate the space requirements, if any, of such new programs.
i.      Awards (p. 11514 & pp.11523-5)
ii.      Establishment of the Vancouver Vascular Biology Research Centre and the
Respiratory Disease Centre, (pp.11519-20)
iii.      Naming of a number of endowed chairs in the Institute of Asian Research.
(p.11520)
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Minutes of December 11,1996
Candidates for Degrees
Candidates for Degrees
Dr. Birch i        That the candidates for degrees and diplomas,
Dean Sheehan i        as approved by the Faculties and Schools, be
granted the degree or diploma for which they
were recommended, effective November 1996,
and that the Registrar, in consultation with the
Deans and the Chair of Senate, make any
necessary adjustments.
Carried.
Location of the UBC Graduation Ceremonies
The following resolution, passed by the Alma Mater Society at its meeting of November
13, 1996, had been circulated for information:
Whereas there has recently been a great deal of discussion concerning the location of
the UBC graduation ceremonies; and
Whereas much of the opinion expressed by Council thus far has been in opposition to
the proposed change in venue from the War Memorial Gymnasium to the Chan
Centre; and
Whereas the change in venue will provide a more intimate venue, and will result in
fewer of the smaller faculties being grouped together, an experience which dilutes the
meaning of the graduation ceremony for those graduates; and
Whereas other larger faculties have equally legitimate concerns that the move to the
Chan Centre will result in their faculties being split into a larger number of groups
than before, which could dilute the meaning of the graduation ceremony for those
graduates. The number of guests be limited to four per graduate; and
Whereas AMS Council has a duty to see that the interests of all its constituencies, both
large and small, be represented and upheld to the greatest degree possible,
Be it resolved that AMS Council support the principle that individual faculties be
consulted as to their preferred choice for their graduation ceremonies, and that this
consultation must include discussion with the appropriate student societies and
associations; and
Be it further resolved that should the demand exist, ceremonies be held at both the
War Memorial Gymnasium and the Chan Centre; and
Be it further resolved that a faculty-by-faculty survey should suffice in terms of
sampling student opinion, but should a campus-wide referendum, a poll conducted of
all students regardless of the year they are in, or other such method be required, that
results be collected and tabulated according to faculty.
 Vancouver Senate 11542
Minutes of December 11,1996
Reports of Committees of Senate
Mr. Adam Legge, student senator, explained that students had expressed concern about
the proposed change in location for the graduation ceremonies. Some of the concerns
were that graduating classes would be split, the number of guests will be limited, which
has not been the case in the past, and students felt that they should have a say in this
matter since it is a special day for them and their families. A joint task force between the
Alma Mater Society and the Ceremonies Office was established and a poll was initiated in
order to obtain student opinions. Due to technical difficulties, only those students
graduating in 1997 were able to vote instead of the whole student body as was originally
anticipated. The results were disappointing in that out of approximately 6700 of those
eligible to vote, only 130 undergraduate students and 18 graduate students participated.
This was possibly due to the lack of advertising and the fact the poll was conducted
during the last week of classes. The possibility of a further poll which would include all
members of the student body is being discussed.
Reports of Committees of Senate
ACADEMIC POLICY COMMITTEE
Dr. Burns, chair of the committee, presented the report. The committee recommended
approval of the following proposed Calendar revisions:
Reporting Grades
1. Change "transcript" to "academic record" at the end of the fifth paragraph of
the current Calendar entry under Grading Practices.
Grading Practices
Faculties, Departments and Schools reserve the right to scale grades in order to
maintain equity among sections and conformity to University, Faculty,
Department or School norms. Students should therefore note that an unofficial
grade given by an instructor might be changed by the Faculty, Department or
School. Grades are not official until they appear on a student's academic
record.
2. Replace the existing entry Examination Results with the following:
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Minutes of December 11,1996
Reports of Committees of Senate
Examination Results
Instructors may, subject to the policy in their Department, School or Faculty,
post student grades using lists showing student numbers in numeric order.
Student names must not be shown. If instructors intent to post grades it is their
responsibility to ensure that all students are advised of this before any grades
are posted. Students may request that their grades not be posted. Departments,
Schools or Faculties may ask professors not to post grades until they have been
reviewed. All grades must be clearly labeled "Unofficial".
Official grades are mailed to students following the Winter and Summer
Sessions. Any student who must meet an application date for another
institution before their official grades are received should contact the transcript
clerk in the Registrar's Office to make arrangements to meet the deadline.
Official grades for Guided Independent Study courses are mailed to students as
soon as possible after they are approved.
Students can contact Student Services world wide web site (http://www.student-
services.ubc.ca) or call the Student Information System (604-280-8228) for
grades that are on the Student Information System and have been approved for
release.
These changes describe the procedures currently in use for releasing grades.
Dr. Burns explained that main issue in the proposal was the publishing of examination
results. He stated that the intention is to draw up some parameters that will leave open
the development of electronic access in the future to enable students to obtain information
in a timely fashion. The committee discussed Senate resolutions going back to 1959 on
this matter and the current proposal does not violate previous decisions. In the current
proposal, however, three values are reflected: 1) the right to confidentiality; 2) the
authority of the appropriate department, school or faculty to review the marks, and only
after that are they to be recognized as official results; 3) the right of students to have easy
and timely access to their academic record.
Dr. Burns l        That the proposed Calendar revisions on
Dr. Berger i       reporting grades be approved.
Carried.
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Minutes of December 11,1996
Reports of Committees of Senate
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
Dr. Harrison, chair of the committee, presented the report. The committee recommended
approval of the following recommendations:
"That Principles of Mathematics 11 and 12 replace the current Mathematics 11 and
12 as courses used for purposes of admission to UBC."
"That the revised curricula for English 11 and 12 be accepted for purposes of
admission to UBC."
Dr. Harrison explained that the committee had been asked to consider changes in high
school curricula in relation to current requirements for admission to UBC. He stated that
the Ministry of Education, Skills and Training has developed new curricula for
Mathematics 11 and 12 and for English 11 and 12. This new curricula will replace the
current Mathematics 11 and 12 and English 11 and 12 currently approved for purposes
of admission to UBC. The new curricula will be implemented in 1997 and 1998.
Dr. Harrison i        That the recommendations of the Admissions
Dr. Rosengarten I        Committee be approved.
Carried.
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
See Appendix A: Course and curriculum proposals.
Dr. Berger, chair of the committee, presented the following report:
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences.
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Reports of Committees of Senate
Faculty of Arts
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of Arts,
subject to editorial changes. The committee also recommended approval of a new
program, proposed by the School of Social Work, for the Ministry of Social Services staff
members.
Faculty of Education
The committee recommended approval of new courses and a proposal for a Middle Year
Option in the B.Ed, program.
Faculty of Forestry
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Forestry. Dr. Berger noted that the recommendation did not include the proposal to
change the Major in Wood Products Processing to B.Sc. (Wood Products and Processing).
Faculty of Science
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Science, subject to editorial changes.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposals of the Faculties of
Dr. Marshall i       Agricultural Sciences, Arts, Education,
Forestry, and Science, be approved.
Carried.
B.Sc. (Wood Products and Processing)
Dr. Berger drew attention to the proposal to change the name of the Major in Wood
Products Processing under the degree B.Sc. (Forestry), to B.Sc. (Wood Products and
Processing). A similar proposal had been turned down by the
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Reports of Committees of Senate
committee last year. However, since the designation (Forestry) in the current degree is
misleading in the North American context because there is no consideration of living
forests and their management in the Wood Products Processing program, the committee
recommended approval, although it did express concern at the possible proliferation of
degrees. However, the committee had included in the report a separate recommendation
concerning this issue.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposal to change the name of the
Mr. Brady i       Major in Wood Products Processing under the
degree B.Sc. (Forestry), to B.Sc. (Wood
Products and Processing) be approved.
Carried.
Degree names
Dr. Berger noted that although the committee had recommended approval of the change
in degree title for the Major in Wood Products Processing, the committee was concerned
that there should not be a proliferation of degrees, and therefore recommended that
Senate look into the question of indicating subject and interest areas as part of degree
names.
Vice President Birch informed Senate that this issue had arisen recently in the Degree
Program Review Committee because of the increase from four to thirteen degree granting
institutions in just over a year. He noted that in the past year, 51 degree programs had
come forward for consideration, several of which had been approved. Dr. Birch said it
would be helpful to UBC and other institutions in the province if some guidelines were to
be established which reflect the academic conventions already in place.
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of December 11,1996
11547
Reports of Committees of Senate
Dr. Williams
Dr. Berger
That the question of indicating subject and
interest areas as part of degree names be
referred to the Senate Academic Policy
Committee.
Carried.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Dr. Williams, chair of the committee, presented the following report:
Vacancies on Senate Committees
The Nominating Committee nominates the following to fill student vacancies on Senate
Committees:
Agenda
Mr. Turen Pang - replacing Ms. Carol Ng
Appeals on Academic on Academic Standing
Mr. Turen Pang - replacing Ms. Carol Ng
Continuing Studies
Mr. Anthony Briggs - to fill vacancy
Curriculum
Mr. Turen Pang - to fill vacancy
Liaison with Post-Secondary Institutions
Mr. Anthony Briggs - replacing Ms. Carol Ng
Dr. Williams
Dr. MacDougall
That the recommendations of the Nominating
Committee to fill vacancies on Senate
committees be approved.
Carried.
Ad Hoc Committee on Advising - proposed membership
At its meeting of September 18, 1996 Senate approved a recommendation to establish an
Ad Hoc Committee on Advising. The Nominating Committee recommends the following
membership:
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of December 11,1996
11548
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ms. Lica Chui
Student senator - Medicine
Dr. Neil Guppy
Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts
Dr. David Holm
Associate Dean, Faculty of Science
Dr. Verna Kirkness
Lt. Governor appointee to Senate
Mr. Jason Murray
Student senator at-large - Arts
Mr. Jesse Nobbs-Thiessen
Student senator - Arts
Dr. Herbert Rosengarten
Faculty of Arts senator
Dr. Robert W. Schutz
Senator at-large - Human Kinetics
Dr. Richard Spencer
Director of Student Services
Dr. S. F. Stiemer
Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
Dr. John Vanderstoep
Agricultural Sciences senator
Dr. Williams noted that among the recommendations were three non-Senate members,
namely the Associate Deans of the Faculties of Applied Science, Arts, and Science, and
explained that they had been included in order to provide the liaison and information that
the committee would need. Dr. Williams also noted that the Registrar, Dr. Spencer, was
named to the committee in his capacity as Director of Student Services, which is the
appropriate role for this particular committee.
In response to a query by Mr. Lau, Dr. Williams confirmed that the non-Senate members
would have voting privileges on the committee.
Dr. Williams
Dr. Gilbert
That the recommendations of the Nominating
Committee for the membership of the Ad Hoc
Committee on Advising be approved.
Carried.
STUDENT AWARDS
See APPENDIX B: Awards recommended to Senate.
Dr. Bluman, chair of the committee, presented the report.
Dr. Bluman
Dean McBride
That the awards (listed in Appendix B) be
accepted and forwarded to the Board of
Governors for approval and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
Carried.
 Vancouver Senate 11549
Minutes of December 11,1996
Reports of Committees of Senate
TRIBUTES COMMITTEE
Memorial Minute
In accordance with the custom of Senate, the following memorial statement had been
prepared in recognition by the University and Senate of the late Margaret Ormsby.
MARGARET A. ORMSBY
Margaret Ormsby was a distinguished British Columbian, Academic, Historian and
individual. She was born in Quesnel, B.C. in 1909 and died at her beloved home on
the shores of Kalamalka Lake on November 2, 1996. She was a Member-at-Large on
the Senate from 1963-1966 and had served on Senate committees prior to her term.
Margaret Ormsby's parents encouraged her to be educated, independent and liberated.
She attended UBC from 1926-31 and obtained a B.A., a Teacher's Training Certificate
and an M.A. Her Master's theses was entitled: "A Study of the Okanagan Valley of
British Columbia." She then attended Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania on a
scholarship as a Ph.D. Candidate in History. She received her doctorate in 1937
following completion of her thesis on "Relationships between the Province of British
Columbia and The Dominion of Canada." During her doctoral studies she also
worked briefly as an assistant in the UBC Department of History but was unable to
get an appointment following her graduation from Bryn Mawr College. She took her
first academic appointment as the Chair of History in a private school in San
Francisco, The Sarah Dix Hamlin School. Dr. Ormsby returned to the History
Department at UBC in 1943 and rose through the ranks to become Professor in 1955
and Head from 1964-1974 when she retired.
At UBC she fostered the development of the Doctoral Program in History; expanded
the department size four-fold; and brought the UBC History Department into a
national, North American and international context. Her major work, "British
Columbia: A History" was published in 1958 and republished four times in \59. Y>2,
v64 and v71. She championed a non-Toronto and non-Vancouver view of the history
of B.C. A quote from her obituary in the Globe and Mail states "For Vancouver and
Victoria to abandon their sense of community within the vast historical geography of
British Columbia, she said, would be for the Province to lose it's soul."
Margaret Ormsby was richly honoured for her work and her academic and social
contributions. She was a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was elected
president of both the B.C. and the Canadian Historical Associations. She was also a
member of the Champlain Society, Humanities Research Council of Canada and the
American Historical Society. Professor Ormsby also served as Secretary to the UBC
Faculty Association in 1956-57. She received Honorary Degrees from all four B.C.
universities as well as from the University of Manitoba and the University of Notre
Dame in Nelson, B.C. In 1966 she was awarded the Order of Canada.
 Vancouver Senate 11550
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Report from Senate Representatives on the Presidential Search Committee
The UBC Senate awarded her an Honorary D.Litt. in 1974 and approved the
Margaret Ormsby Scholarship in 1990. She was an outstanding academic and citizen
and she was uniquely recognized as British Columbia's Historian of Record.
Dean McBride l        That the memorial tribute for Margaret
Dean Neuman i        Ormsby be recorded in the minutes of Senate.
Carried.
Report from Senate Representatives on the Presidential Search Committee
The following report had been circulated for information:
The Presidential Search Committee has now completed its work. Accordingly, as
Senate representatives on the Committee (even though we are no longer members of
Senate), we wish to report in writing to Senate on the Committee's operation and on
its recommendation to the Board of Governors.
The Committee was chaired by Chancellor Sauder. It met fifteen times between
February and November, 1996. It quickly reached agreement on a modus operandi;
developed a candidate profile; considered many excellent nominees and applicants for
the position; and interviewed several short-listed candidates. The nineteen-member
Committee, chosen to represent various sectors of the UBC community, achieved a
remarkable degree of cohesiveness. Discussions were open and frank and, while
sectoral interests were always considered, it was the interests of the overall community
which guided the Committee's discussions.
The academic decision-making processes within the University, the role of Senate, and
the relationship between the President and the Senate featured prominently in the
Committee's questions to the candidates.
We are very pleased with the Committee's unanimous recommendation of Dr. Martha
Piper as the next President of the University. She has the kind of experience and record
which is right for the position; her previous work has evoked remarkably strong
commendations from a wide variety of people; she has enthusiasm, thoughtfulness and
an excellent sense of the importance of a collaborative approach to change and
challenge. The Committee's recommendation was accepted by the Board of Governors
and Dr. Piper has now been appointed to the position. A detailed statement on Dr.
Piper's background and suitability for the position has been released by the Board of
Governors to the university community.
We are grateful to have had the opportunity to have served as Senate representatives
on the Committee.
 Vancouver Senate 11551
Minutes of December 11,1996
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH THE BLYTHE AND VIOLET EAGLES CHAIR IN FOOD
BIOTECHNOLOGY
As stated in the material circulated, Dean Richards explained that biotechnology is
rapidly transforming the food industry through new approaches to bioprocessing,
preservation, and analysis with consequent impact on food quality, safety and
composition. The establishment of this chair will enable the Faculty to build on existing
strength to become a leading centre for research and teaching in this field. The chair is
fully funded from an endowment bequeathed by the late Dr. Blythe Eagles, former Dean
of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and his wife Dr. Violet Eagles.
Dean Richards l        That the proposal to establish the Blythe and
Dr. Thompson i        Violet Eagles Chair in Food Biotechnology be
approved.
Carried.
PROPOSAL TO DISESTABLISH THE CHAIR IN FOOD PROTECTION AND THE CHAIR
IN FOOD MARKETING
Dean Richards explained that Senate approved the establishment of these chairs at its
meeting of December 11, 1991. The Chairs were established as components of the Food
Industry Research Centre. Sufficient external funding did not materialize to fully support
either of the chairs. It is anticipated that the funds raised will be reallocated to support the
operations of the Centre.
Dean Richards l        That the proposal to disestablish the Chair in
Dr. Thompson i        Food Protection and the Chair in Food
Marketing be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Arts
ESTABLISHMENT OF CHAIRS IN THE FACULTY OF FORESTRY AND THE FACULTY
OF ARTS
As stated in the material circulated, Dr. McLean explained that the proposed
establishment of endowed chairs is made possible by endowment funding by Forest
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Student Elections to Governing Bodies
Renewal B.C. and UBC. The chairs to be established are: Chair in Applied Conservation
Biology, Chair in Silviculture, Chair in Forest Management, and Forest Renewal Chairs in
Forestry Hydrology and Hydrology.
Dr. McLean i        That the proposal to establish the Chair in
Dean Neuman J       Applied Conservation Biology, Chair in
Silviculture, Chair in Forest Management, and
Forest Renewal Chairs in Forestry Hydrology
and Hydrology, be approved.
Carried.
Student Elections to Governing Bodies
In accordance with the University Act, section 42, that "The Senate shall make and
publish all rules in respect of nominations, elections and voting", the following proposal
concerning rules and regulations for student elections to governing bodies had been
circulated:
Recommendations for 1997 Elections of Student Senators and Board of Governors
Representatives
Following consultation with the AMS, the Registrar makes the following
recommendations to Senate:
• That the call for nominations be placed by the AMS in The Ubyssey on Tuesday,
November 19, 1996; Tuesday, November 26, 1996; and Tuesday, January 7,
1997.
• That the close of nominations be 4:00 pm on Friday, January 10, 1997.
• Announcement of the list of candidates to be provided by the Registrar's Office
and be publicized by the AMS Elections Administrator before Friday, January 17,
1997.
• Campaigning may take place only after the All Candidates' Meeting on Friday,
January 10, 1997 until Sunday January 19, 1997. (new recommendation)
• The voting to take place between Monday, January 20, 1997 and Friday, January
24, 1997.
• The AMS will prepare the ballots for counting. The AMS will be responsible for
having the ballots counted and shall provide the results to the Registrar, in
confidence. The results are not official until released by the Registrar, in writing,
no earlier than 48 hours after the close of polls.
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Establishment of The Eric W. Hamber Professorship in Clinical Audiology
• Those elected to the Board of Governors to take office at the first meeting of the
Board on or after February 1
• Those elected to Senate to take office at the first meeting of Senate on or after April
1
A copy of the Senate rules and regulations will be given to each candidate for election
by the Registrar's Office when they submit their nominations. Copies are available to
members of the Senate from the Registrar's Office on request.
Mr. Gorman i        That the recommendations for the 1996/97
Mr. Briggs i        student elections to governing bodies be
approved.
Carried.
Establishment of The Eric W. Hamber Professorship in Clinical Audiology
It was explained in the material circulated that in December 1991, Senate approved the
establishment of the Chair in Audiology and Speech Sciences. A revised statement to the
effect that work would also cover clinical audiology was approved in September 1992. In
November 1994, Senate approved the disestablishment of the Chair in Audiology and
Speech Sciences because the minimum $1,000,000 necessary to support a chair had not
been raised. The expectation that sufficient funds will be raised for an endowment to
support a professorship rather than a chair has now been met. Funding for the
Professorship is from the Hamber Foundation, and this is reflected in the naming of the
Professorship.
Dean Cairns l        That the proposal to establish The Eric W.
Dr. Birch i        Hamber Professorship in Clinical Audiology be
approved.
Carried.
Report on Enrolment 1996-97
The enrolment statistics for 1996-97 had been circulated for information. Dr. Williams
noted that although the statistics included information for 1995--96 as well as 1996-97,
this did not reflect significant trends, and suggested that it would be helpful to have
figures from previous years.
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Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
Vice President Birch reminded Senate that last year UBC was 4% below the funded level
for undergraduates, and had been required to take on a mandated enrolment increase of
4%. Had the University gone fully to its funded level for this year it would have required
an increase of 8% at the undergraduate level, which would have been a tremendous
dislocation. However, the University was relieved of some of that pressure and the net
increase was ultimately 6%, so it fulfilled the mandated enrolment increase and closed
half the distance on the previous shortfall.
Vice President Birch informed Senate that another, though far less severe, mandated
enrolment increase for the coming year was anticipated, which suggests that UBC will
once again be faced with considering targets that, though not as high as last year's targets
following the mandated enrolment increase, are not quite as low as the previous
enrolment target.
Dean McBride stated that the Faculties of Science, Arts, and Commerce and Business
Administration had borne the brunt of the mandated enrolment increases and this had
placed them in a very difficult position. He said it was very difficult for the Faculties to
entertain the thought that they could take any more students with the existing physical
and human resources available.
Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
HONORARY DEGREES
Dean McBride, chair of the committee, presented the report. The committee
recommended that the following be invited to accept honorary degrees at the 1997
congregation ceremonies:
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Minutes of December 11,1996
Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
This section of the minutes is not being circulated.
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Adjournment
Dean McBride i        That the recommendations of the Tributes
Dr. Slonecker i        Committee concerning honorary degrees be
approved.
Carried.
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Next meeting
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 1997.
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Appendix A: Course and curriculum proposals
Appendix A: Course and curriculum proposals
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
School of Family and Nutritional Sciences
B.Sc. (Dietet.) - program changes
New course:        HUNU 207 (1) Orientation to Dietetics
Deletions: HUNU 211, 401
FACULTY OF ARTS
Anthropology & Sociology
Change: SOCI 360 - change prerequisite
Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies
Change in program description
New minor in Classical Studies
New courses:       CLST 101 (3) An Introduction to Ancient Greek and Roman
Literature
CLST 102 (3) An Introduction to Ancient Greek and Roman History
and Archaeology
French
New course:        FREN 421 (3/6)d French or Francophone Cultures (in English)
Geography
New course:        GEOG 281 (3) Geography of the Pacific Rim (also listed as Art
Studies 202)
Philosophy
New course:        PHIL 415 (3) The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant
Political Science
New course:        POLI 100 (6) Introduction to Politics
School of Family and Nutritional Sciences
New program - minor in Family Science
School of Music
Change in program credits from 36 to 34 Third Year, and from 32 to 30 Fourth Year.
Change in Major requirements.
New Minor in Music
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Appendix A: Course and curriculum proposals
Change in course numbers and prerequisites:
Music 233 and 333, become Music 333 and 433
Change in English requirement: To qualify for the B.Mus. degree, students must
satisfy the LPI examination and first-year English requirements as stipulated by the
Faculty of Arts.
School of Social Work
New Concentrated B.S.W. Program for Ministry of Social Services Staff
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Curriculum Studies
New courses:       SCED 430 (3) Teaching Science and Technology through Historial
Examples
CUST 414 (3) Curriculum and Instruction in Applied Studies in
Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Educational Psychology and Special Education
Revised Calendar entry:
Academic Performance is not the sole criterion for promotion to graduation or
continuation in a program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special
Education. All program areas within the Department also require that candidates
demonstrate interpersonal and ethical qualities commensurate with working in
educational settings.
Teacher Education Program
Middle Years Option in the B.Ed, program: The Middle Years Teacher Education
program option allows candidates to focus their preparation on teaching students
between the ages of 10 and 14 years of age. After completing all program
requirements, candidates are awarded the Bachelor of Education (Middle Years)
degree and are normally eligible for the British Columbia Teaching Certificate.
FACULTY OF FORESTRY
New course:        CONS 370 (3) Perspectives on First Nations and Forest Lands
Changes: FRST 203 - prerequisite for FRST 351
FRST 351 - prerequisite for FRST 305 and 306
FRST 451 - prerequisite for FRST 423
FRST 486 - now CONS 486
CONS 451, 440 - change description
FRST 232 - remove footnote re challenging
CONS 320 - change hours
Economics requirement - add ECON 374 and AGEC 42IB to list of courses in Third
Year of the NCR program
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Appendix A: Course and curriculum proposals
Wood Products Processing
Change to degree status: Major in Wood Products Processing under the degree B.Sc.
(Forestry) changed to B.Sc. (Wood Products Processing)
Program changes to Fourth Year of the Wood Products Processing program
New courses:      WOOD 462 (3) International Marketing of Wood Products
WOOD 463 (3) Customer Research Methods
Changes: WOOD 241 - change hours
WOOD 271 - change description, hours, prerequisites
WOOD 494 - change in hours and credits from (3) to (2)
Co-operative Education Program
WOOD 300, 400 - change title, description and credit value (now 3 credits)
(Effective September 1999, WOOD 400 will be replaced with WOOD 411 and 412
(3) Cooperative Work Placement)
WOOD 310 - split into two courses, now:
WOOD 311 (3) Cooperative Work Placement
WOOD 312 (3) Cooperative Work Placement
Delete WOOD 310
Program changes to the Five-year Cooperative Wood Products Processing program
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Atmospheric Science
Deletions: ATSC 302, 411, 440, 441, 442
Changes: ATSC 200, 301 - change title, description, prerequisite
New courses:      ATSC 201 (3) Weather and Climate 2
ATSC 304 (3) Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology
ATSC 398 (3) Co-operative Work Placement I
ATSC 399 (3) Co-operative Work Placement II
ATSC 404 (3) Dynamic Meteorology
ATSC 405 (3) Cloud Physics and Chemistry
ATSC 498 (3) Co-operative Work Placement III
ATSC 499 (3) Co-operative Work Placement IV
Changes to Atmospheric Science Major and Honours programs
New Co-operative Education Program in Atmospheric Science
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Appendix A: Course and curriculum proposals
Biology
Deletion:
Changes:
BIOL 431, 439
BIOL 352 - change description and prerequisite
BIOL 434 - change description, prerequisite, hours
New courses:       BIOL 315 (3) Plant-Microbe Interactions
BIOL 316 (3) Introductory Plant Pathology
BIOL 336 (3) Evolutionary Genetics
BIOL 443 (3) Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
BIOL 461 (3) Molecular Genetics of Plant Metabolism
BIOL 462 (3) Ecological Plant Biochemistry
BIOL 463 (3) Gene Regulation in Development
BIOL 464 (3) Animal Developmental Genetics
Delete the Honours program in General Biology
Change in General Biology Major program
Change in Animal Biology Major and Honours programs
Change in Cell and Developmental Biology Major and Honours programs
Change in Conservation Biology Major and Honours programs
Change in Ecology and Environmental Biology Major and Honours programs
Change in Genetics Honours program
Change in Marine Biology Major and Honours programs
Change in Plant Biology Major and Honours programs
New Honours program in Applied Plant Biology
New Honours program in Evolutionary Biology
Chemistry
Deletions:
Changes:
CHEM 103, 110, 208, 213, 230, 335, 421
CHEM 121 - change description and prerequisites
CHEM 201, 202, 407 - change title, description, prerequisite, hours
CHEM 203, 205, 304, 305, 310 - change title, description,
prerequisite, hours and credits from (6) to (3)
CHEM 311, 312 - change title, description, prerequisite, hours and
credits from (4) to (3)
CHEM 313, 330 - change description, prerequisite, hours and credits
from (6) to (3)
CHEM 401, 435 - change description, prerequisite, hours
CHEM 402, 404, 406, 410, 417, 418, 420 - change prerequisite and
hours
CHEM 405, 414 - change title, prerequisite, hours
CHEM 408 - change description, hours and credits from (2) to (3)
CHEM 411, 413 - change hours
CHEM 415 - change title, description, prerequisite, hours and credits
from (2-4) to (3)
CHEM 416, 449 - change description and hours
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Appendix A: Course and curriculum proposals
New courses:
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
CHEM
111
3)
112
3)
204
3)
211
3)
231
3)
232
3)
307
3)
309
3)
320
3)
333
3)
398
3)
399
3)
425
3)
498
3)
499
3)
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
Introduction to Chemical Spectroscopy
Spectroscopic Techniques in Organic Chemistry
Co-operative Work Placement I
Co-operative Work Placement II
Chemistry Laboratory II
Co-operative Work Placement III
Co-operative Work Placement IV
Change to Chemistry Major program
Change to Environmental Major and Honours Options
Changes to Biochemistry and Chemistry Combined Honours program
Changes to Biology and Chemistry Honours program
Changes to Chemistry and another subject Combined Honours program
Changes to Chemistry and Mathematics Combined Honours program
Changes to Oceanography and Chemistry Combined Honours program
Changes to Physics and Chemistry Combined Honours program
Changes to Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Honours program
New Co-operative Education Program in Chemistry
Computer Science
Change in Calendar statement for students wanting a comprehensive introduction to
Computer Science as a discipline.
Changes: CPSC 100 - change description
CPSC 152 - change prerequisite and pairing list
Change in Major and Honours programs
Changes to pairing list - replace FRST 130 with FRST 232
Co-operative Education Courses
Change in credits from (0) to (3) for: CPSC 298, 299, 398, 399, 499, MATH 398,
399, 498, 499, MICB 398, 399, 498, 499, PHYS 298, 299, 398, 399, 498, 499, STAT
398,399,498,499
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Deletions: GEOL 310, 405, GEOP 310, OCGY 310, 411
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Appendix A: Course and curriculum proposals
Changes:
New courses:
GEOP 426 - change prerequisite
GEOL 403 - change title, description and prerequisite
ATSC 409 (3) Numerical Techniques for Ocean, Atmosphere and
Earth Scientists
EOSC 310 (3) The Earth and the Solar System
EOSC 311 (3) The Earth and its Resources
EOSC 314 (3) The Ocean Environment
EOSC 315 (3) The Ocean Ecosystem
EOSC 316(3) Imaging the Earth
GEOG 409 (3) Numerical Techniques for Ocean, Atmosphere and
Earth Sciences
GEOL 402 (3) Physical and Chemical Volcanology
GEOG 302
GEOG 200, 301 - change title, description, prerequisites
GEOG 201 (3) Weather and Climate II
GEOG 304 (3) Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology
MATH 414
MATH 223 - change description
MATH 322, 323, 422, 423 - change title, description, prerequisite
MATH 443 - change description
MATH 449 - change title and description
Microbiology
Changes: MICB 421 - change title, description, prerequisite, hours
MICB 430 - change credits from (6) to (3/6)c
Change in Microbiology Major and Honours programs
Physics and Astronomy
Deletions: ASTR 200, 302, 401, 421, 431
Geography
Deletion:
Changes:
New courses:
Mathematics
Deletion:
Changes
Changes:
ASTR 303 - change description and prerequisite
ASTR 402 - change title, description, prerequisite
PHYS 121 - change description and prerequisite
PHYS 122 - change description
PHYS 340 - change title, description and credits from(6) to (3)
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Appendix A: Course and curriculum proposals
New courses:      ASTR 201 (3) Stellar Astrophysics
ASTR 202 (3) Galactic Astronomy
ASTR 304 (3) Research Topics in Astronomy
ASTR 310 (3) Exploring the Universe I: The Solar System
ASTR 311 (3) Exploring the Universe II: Stars and Galaxies
ASTR 403 (3) Cosmology
ASTR 404 (3) Astronomical and Astrophysical Measurements
ASTR 405 (3) Astronomical Laboratory
Delete Astronomy and Geophysics Honours program
Change in Astronomy Major program
Change in Physics and Astronomy Honours program
Psychology
Change: PSYC 310 - change in number, now PSYC 363
Change in Psychology Major and Honours programs
Statistics
Change: STAT 305 - change hours
Editorial changes
Science Co-operative Education Programs - change description, program and credits
Diploma in Meteorology - change Calendar statement
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - change in Major and Honours programs
Biology - editorial change to accommodate changes in CHEM course numbers
BIOL 353 - change description and hours
Chemistry - CHEM 122, 301, 302, 412 - change in prerequisite
Computer Science - CPSC 402 - change prerequisite
Change in Computer Science and Mathematics Combined Honours program
Change in Computer Science and Physics Combined Honours program
Earth and Ocean Science change in Major and Honours programs
Earth and Ocean Sciences - EARTH 100 - change title, description, hours
GEOL 312 - renamed EOSC 312
Change in Geology and Geophysics Combined Honours program
Change in Geology and another subject Combined Honours program
Change in Hydrogeology and Soil Science Combined Honours program
Change in Geophysics Major and Honours programs
Change in Oceanography and Biology Combined Honours program
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Minutes of December 11,1996
Appendix A: Course and curriculum proposals
Change in Fisheries Oceanography Combined Honours program
Change in Oceanography and Geology Combined Honours program
Change in Oceanography and Geophysics Combined Honours program
Change in Oceanography and Physics Combined Honours program
GEOP 317 renamed EOSC 317
Geography - Physical Geography Major, Climatology Honours, Geography/Geology
Combined Honours - program changes
Mathematics Major, Mathematical Sciences Major, Mathematics Honours - program
changes
Microbiology 398 - change description
Microbiology 399, 498, 499 - change description and prerequisite
Microbiology - Major and Honours programs named Molecular Microbiology and
Biotechnology
Pharmacology - program change
Physiology - program changes and editorial changes to Calendar description of
program
Physics and Astronomy - GEOP 316 now ASTR 316 - change description
Physics program changes
Psychology - Major and Honours program changes
PSYC 310 - change in number, now PSYC 363
Statistics - change in program description
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Minutes of December 11,1996
APPENDIX B: Awards recommended to Senate
APPENDIX B: Awards recommended to Senate
John R. Grace Fellowship-Fellowships totalling $15,000 have been endowed by
friends, colleagues and The University of British Columbia in honour of Dr. John R.
Grace. The awards are offered to graduate students in a master's or doctoral program
and are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available
96W Session)
Honor Mary Kidd Bursary in Medicine-Bursaries totalling $7,500 have been endowed
through the estate of Leonard Edward Timbers for women students in Medicine.
(Available 97W Session)
Walter C. Koerner Fellowship-Fellowships totalling $60,000 have been endowed in
memory of Dr. Walter C. Koerner. The awards are offered to graduate students in a
master's or doctoral program and are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Graduate Studies. ($35,000 available 96W Session)
Colin D. Spence Memorial Scholarship in Geology-A $6,000 scholarship has been
endowed by friends, colleagues, and Rio Algom Exploration Inc. in memory of Colin
D. Spence. The award is offered to a Masters degree student in Geological Sciences,
Geological Engineering or Geophysics in the Department of Earth and Ocean Science
and is renewable for a second year. It is made on the recommendation of the Faculty
of Graduate Studies. (Available 97W Session)
UBC Alumni Association Scholarship-A $2,500 scholarship is offered by the UBC
Alumni Association 1995/1996 Board of Directors through funds raised at the Annual
Alumni Achievement Dinner. It is made on the recommendation of the Office of
Awards and Financial Aid to a student entering the final year of a baccalaureate
program. (Available 96W Session)

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