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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 FEBRUARY 28, 2001
Attendance
The Sixth Regular Meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia for the Session
2000/01 was held on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 8:00 p.m. in Room 102, George F. Curtis
Building.
Present: President M. C. Piper (Chair), Vice President B. C. McBride, Dean F. S. Abbott, Dr. P.
Adebar, Mr. R. Affleck, Mr. A. Baggish, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dr. R. W. Blake, Ms. E. Blewett, Dean
J. Blom, Mr. P. T.Brady, Mr. P. T. Burns, Dr. H. M. Burt, Ms. E. J. Caskey, Mr. T. C. Y. Chan,
Ms. T. Chung, Ms. J. Dennie, Dr. D. Fisher, Ms. K. Gammon, Dr. J. H. V. Gilbert, Dr. D.
Granot, Dr. S. W. Hamilton, Ms. M. Hassen, Dr. P. E. Harding, Mr. R. R. Hira, Ms. J. Hutton,
Dean M. Isaacson, Dr. C. Jillings, Dr. D. D. Kitts, Dean M. M. Klawe, Mr. J. Kondopulos, Dr. B.
S. Lalli, Dr. V. LeMay, Dr. D. M. Lyster, Dr. M. MacEntee, Dr. P. L. Marshall, Mr. W. B.
McNulty, Dean D. Muzyka, Dr. P. N. Nemetz, Ms. J. Parry, Dr. G. N. Patey, Dr. T. F. Pedersen,
Dr. J. Perry, Dr. W. J. Phillips, Mr. H. Poon, Dean M. Quayle, Dr. V. Raoul, Ms. K. Riecken, Dr.
H. J. Rosengarten, Dr. K. Schonert-Reichl, Mr. A. F. Sheppard, Dr. C. Shields, Mr. B. Simpson,
Dr. D. Sjerve, Dr. B. Stelck, Dr. R. C. Tees, Dr. J. R. Thompson, Dean R. J. Tierney, Mr. D.
Tompkins, Dean A. Tully, Mr. D. Visser, Dr. D. Ll. Williams, Dr. R. A. Yaworsky, Dean E. H. K.
Yen.
Regrets: Dr. W. L. Sauder (Chancellor), Dean J. A. Cairns, Dr. R. Goldman-Segall, Dean F.
Granot, Mr. E. Greathed, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Rev. T. J. Hanrahan, Dr. J. Helliwell, Ms. S.
Iwagami, Dr. S. B. Knight, Ms. P. Liu, Mr. T. P. T. Lo, Mr. R. W. Lowe, Ms. Y. C. Lu, Dr. W. R.
McMaster, Ms. V. G. Mirehouse, Mr. G. Podersky-Cannon, Ms. C. Quinlan, Dean J. N. Saddler,
Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Ms. L. M. Sparrow, Mr. D. R. Verma, Ms. K. Wilker, Dr. R. J. K. Wilson.
Senate Membership
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Alan Baggish replaced Mr. Ben Warren as the student representative of the Faculty of
Law. President Piper welcomed Mr. Baggish to Senate.
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Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Tees l        That the Minutes of the Meeting of January
Dean Isaacson i        17, 2001 be adopted as circulated.
Carried.
Chair's Remarks and Related Questions
UBC BANK OF MONTREAL NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
On February 26, 2001, the President had announced a major gift from the Bank of
Montreal. The gift of $1.35 million was to be matched by UBC for a total endowment of
$2.7 million, and would be used for undergraduate scholarships. Criteria for the
scholarships would include academic excellence in combination with demonstrated
leadership ability, volunteer experience, and good citizenship. Once fully implemented,
the Program would support 16 undergraduate students at the rate of $10,000 each per
annum. The President hoped that these new scholarships would assist in attracting
outstanding students.
THUNDERBIRD MILLENNIUM BREAKFAST
The President described a recent community event held at the Vancouver Trade and
Convention Centre in support of student scholarships. Approximately 1600 people
attended the second annual Thunderbird Millennium Breakfast. As Telus sponsored the
breakfast, all of the funds raised were to be used for endowed scholarships for UBC
students. The President acknowledged this extraordinary level of support from the broad
based community.
2001/2002 BUDGET
The provincial government had recently announced some features of its forthcoming
2001/2002 budget. BC universities were to receive both a lift to their operating budgets,
as well as the first ever funding for the indirect costs of research. President Piper described
the budget as remarkable for the university system: it was to provide significant advances
in accessibility for students,
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From the Board of Governors
and in closing the gap in funding for BC universities as compared to universities in other
provinces. The President promised to share more information with Senate and the Budget
Committee as it became available.
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.      Curriculum proposals from the Faculties of Commerce and Business
Administration, Law, Medicine, and Science, and the School of Human Kinetics
(pp. 12542-3);
ii.      New awards (pp. 12543-4);
iii.      Curriculum proposals from the Faculties of Agricultural Sciences, Applied Science,
Arts, Education, Forestry, Graduate Studies, and the Office of the Coordinator of
Health Sciences (pp. 12566-9);
iv.      The disbanding of the President's Advisory Committee to the Biomedical Research
Centre, to be replaced by a Steering Committee comprised of the Dean of Medicine
(Chair), the Deans of Graduate Studies, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and
Science, the Vice President Research, and the Director of the Biomedical Research
Centre (p. 12569).
Academic Policy Committee
THURSDAY 12:30 P.M. TO 2:30 P.M. CLASS BREAK
Dr. Tees presented the following report, as Chair of the Committee.
On March 19, 1997, the Senate concurred with the recommendation of the Academic Policy
Committee and approved the adoption of the following policy:
"Senate reaffirms the value of the long standing policy of not scheduling classes between 12:30
and 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays whenever possible. Department Heads should ensure that their
staff adhere to this policy. When classes are held at this time they should be reported to the
Registrar who will inform the Department Head."
Since classes began at 8:30 a.m., and were scheduled in 1.5 hour blocks on Tuesdays and
Thursdays, the 12:30 to 2:30 break was most appropriate. When, on November 15, 2000,
Senate approved a shift of class start times to begin at 8:00 a.m., the Academic Policy
Committee was asked to reexamine the 12:30 to 2:30 break.
Classroom Services and the Academic Policy Committee have consulted across campus on this
issue. Consultants included timetable representatives, Deans, and Heads of unit. While there is
not unanimous agreement on campus, approximately two-thirds of consultants indicated that
they would be comfortable with shortening the break from 12:30
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to 2:00 p.m. Classes would then be scheduled following the break in 1.5 hour blocks from
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Recommendation:
That, effective September 2001, classes not be scheduled between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on
Thursdays.
Dr. Tees reported that three alternatives had been discussed by the Committee and
proposed to consultants:
1. Keep the break at 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and have one 1.5 hour afternoon sequence
ending at 4:00 p.m.
2. Keep the break at 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and have two 1.5 hour afternoon sequences
ending at 5:30 p.m.; or
3. Shorten the break to 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. and have two 1.5 hour afternoon
sequences ending at 5:00 p.m.
In conducting its consultations, the Committee noted that at least one Faculty had chosen
not to honour the Thursday class break. At least one other Faculty had opted out of the
8:00 a.m. class start time.
Dr. Tees l        That, effective September 2001, classes not be
Dr. Gilbert J        scheduled between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Ms. Riecken spoke against shortening the break, stating that students use that
opportunity to work on group projects or to attend events such as luncheons by Career
Services, library workshops, or guest lectures. She expressed a preference for leaving the
break at two hours and having classes end at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Tees pointed out the AMS
President had written to Classroom Services, indicating support for the shorter break
between classes. He stated that he was sympathetic to the problems involved, but that the
majority of the campus community was in favour of a shorter break.
The motion was
put and carried.
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Admissions Committee
UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS
Dr. Lyster presented the reports, as Chair of the Committee.
Carleton Academic English Language Assessment
Addition of the Carleton Academic English Language assessment (CAEL) to the list of
approved tests of English language proficiency for admission to UBC undergraduate
programs
Present Calendar Entry (2000/2001) p. 34
English Language Proficiency Tests
Competence Level1
CPE
Cambridge Proficiency Examination
C
IELTS
International English Language Testing
System
6.5 with no
part less than 6.0
MELAB         Michigan English Language Assessment
Battery
with the MELAB Oral Interview2
TOEFL          Test of English as a Foreign Language
either the Paper-based test
55
with the TWE (Test of Written English)
4.0
and the TSE (Test of Spoken English)2
50
OR
the computer-based test
22
with the essay
4.0
and the TSE (Test of Spoken English)2
50
AEP
Academic English Program Certificate3
600
1 Unless otherwise stated, the score is the minimum on each part of the
taken more than two years prior to application for admission will not 1
examination. Tests
3e considered.
2 To be implemented for Summer Session 2003.
3 From UBC's English Language Institute.
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Proposed Calendar Entry:
English Language Proficiency Tests
Test                                                  Competence Level1
CAEL            Canadian Academic English Language
Assessment
Overall 70
with the speaking sub-test2
60
CPE                Cambridge Proficiency Examination
C
IELTS            International English Language Testing
System
6.5 with no part less than 6.0
MELAB         Michigan English Language Assessment
Battery
with the MELAB Oral Interview2
TOEFL          Test of English as a Foreign Language
either the Paper-based test
55
with the TWE (Test of Written English)
4.0
and the TSE (Test of Spoken English)2
50
OR
the computer-based test
22
with the essay
4.0
and the TSE(Test of Spoken English)2
50
AEP               Academic English Program Certificate3
600
1 Unless otherwise stated, the score is the minimum on each part of the examination. Tests
taken more than two years prior to application for admission will not be considered.
2 To be implemented for Summer Session 2003.
3 From UBC's English Language Institute.
In addition, Senate should know that the new English Language Standard requires
considerable resources for implementation and evaluation within Student Services.
Rationale:
Provision of a range of suitable tests for applicants in Canada and around the world is
important if UBC is to facilitate access to our admission process. The CAEL
assessment meets our requirements to test listening, reading, writing, and speaking
skills. It is becoming more widely available both in Canada and in other parts of the
world so it would provide another option for applicants. Already many universities
accept the scores (e.g., Alberta, Dalhousie, McMaster, Ottawa, Ryerson, Toronto,
Trent, Waterloo, Western, Minnesota, Stanford, UCLA, USC) and almost all accept a
minimum score of 70. The assessment has been evaluated by Dr. A. Scales of UBC's
English Language Institute and the subcommittee agreed that it is suitable.
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Effective Date: Dec. 2000
Dr.Lyster l        That the Carleton Academic English Language
Mr. McNulty J       Assessment be accepted for admission to UBC.
Carried.
Faculty of Education, Teacher Education Office
Middle Years French No Longer Offered
Present (2000/2001) Calendar Entry: p. 194, column b
Applicants presenting French as a concentration must pass the oral and written French test
at an appropriate level prior to admission.
Proposed Calendar Entry: Replace existing sentence with the following new paragraph:
A French concentration is not available in the Middle Years Option. Students interested in
teaching French must choose between the French Elementary and Secondary Teacher
Education options.
Rationale:
In the Elementary and French options most course work is taught in French and students
are supervised on practicum by individuals proficient in French and French pedagogy.
Coursework taught in French is necessary to help students improve their French
proficiency while at the same time providing content and pedagogical preparation.
Students in the Middle Years Option miss this opportunity and doing so has unfortunate
consequences for their language learning. Furthermore, some students appear to be trying
to use the Middle Years Option with a concentration in French as a way of circumventing
the course requirements for Elementary and to obtain a French Immersion practicum
without having met the level of proficiency needed, as determined by the French tests.
Effective Date: January, 2001
Dr. Lyster l        That the proposal to delete the French
Dr. Fisher J        concentration in the Middle Years Option of
the Teacher Education Program be approved.
Carried.
Lechnology Education Program Admissions
Change to Technology Education Program
(1999/2000) Calendar Entry: Page 179 Col. c 2 and 3
Note: This particular section is not included in the 2000/2001 Calendar. At the time
when the present Calendar was being revised, it was decided that the entire teacher
edu-
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cation program requirements be excluded from the 2000/2001 Calendar due to
uncertainty about the above program requirements. The section "Technology
Education Program Options" was part of the Secondary Program Requirements.
Technology Education Program Options
The Faculty of Education, in cooperation with the British Columbia Institute of
Technology, offers program options to prepare secondary school technology education
teachers. The full post-secondary preparation for teachers of technology education
consists of the equivalent of five academic years (159 to 161 credits) of liberal,
technical, and pedagogical courses and school experiences.
The liberal studies component includes six credits of English and 24 credits of electives
from the Faculties of Arts and Science. The technical component includes the 60
credits of courses detailed in the "Technology Education Major" on page 175. The
pedagogical component for technology education studies includes the same 60 to 62
credit basic secondary teaching program prescribed for students in other teaching
subjects and described in the Basic Program section of "Secondary Teaching
Programs". In addition to all of these core requirements, technology education
students complete an additional nine credits of elective courses (liberal, technical or
pedagogical) in order to qualify for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary).
Prospective technology education teachers with little or no related occupational
experience follow the General Program. Before admission to the UBC program of
teacher education, they complete all liberal and technical core requirements and
normally hold the BCIT Diploma in Technology Teacher Education.
Applicants with approved occupational competence and experience may qualify for an
Accelerated program. They may seek admission to the UBC program of Initial Teacher
Education after completing six credits of English and 42 credits of recognized
technical studies; they normally hold the BCIT Certificate in Technology Teacher
Education. Such students must complete the remaining 24 credits of liberal studies, 18
credits of advanced technical requirements, and nine credits of electives before the
award of the Bachelor of Education.
Technology education students normally qualify for the British Columbia Standard
Teaching Certificate on completion of a total of 120 credits including the specified
admission requirements and all requirements of Terms 1 to 3 of Secondary Teaching
Programs. Upon qualifying for the B.Ed. (Secondary) degree they are recommended to
the BC College of Teachers for the British Columbia Professional Teaching Certificate.
Liberal studies courses may be completed while registered in another faculty or
university or at a regional college in BC or elsewhere. Technical studies are normally
completed at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Those who wish to
prepare as technology education teachers after completing a first degree in another
field normally satisfy the liberal studies requirements during their undergraduate
programs; if the first degrees satisfy the requirements for a teaching concentration or
major in a subject other than technology education, these students may prepare to
teach both technology education and that second subject.
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Proposed Calendar Entry:
Technology Education Program Option
The Faculty of Education, in cooperation with the British Columbia Institute of
Technology, offers a program option to prepare secondary school technology
education teachers. The full post-secondary preparation for teachers of technology
education consists of the equivalent of five academic years (150-152 credits) of liberal,
technical, and pedagogical courses and school experiences.
The liberal studies component includes six credits of English literature and
composition and 24 credits of courses from the Faculties of Arts and Science. Courses
in physical education (human kinetics) or business (e.g., accounting, management,
marketing, etc.) or courses of a professional nature are not normally accepted. All
applicants must have completed the minimum 6 credits of English before they can be
considered for admission to the UBC Faculty of Education. The Faculty strongly
recommends that students have completed the liberal studies component (a total of 30
credits in arts and science) before applying to UBC.
Those students majoring in Technology Education who have completed a degree in
another field normally satisfy the liberal studies requirement during their
undergraduate programs. If their first degrees satisfy the requirements for a teaching
concentration or major in a subject other than technology education, these students
may prepare to teach both technology education and that second subject.
The technical studies component consists of 60 credits of courses described in the
"Technology Education Major" in the section of Secondary Teaching Field
Requirements under Admission. It includes 42 credits of studies in information,
materials and products, power and energy, and systems integration technologies along
with 18 credits of advanced courses in one or two technical areas. Technical studies
are normally completed in a two-year Technology Teacher Education diploma
program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. BCIT no longer offers a one-
year Technology Teacher Education certificate program and as a consequence, the
Accelerated Program Option at UBC has been eliminated.
The pedagogical studies component for Technology Education majors includes the
same 60-62 credits that are required of all students in the secondary option. This
program is outlined in the section of Degree Requirements for Secondary Teacher
Education.
Rationale:
The Faculty of Education in cooperation with BCIT and in consultation with the BC
College of Teachers has eliminated the Accelerated Program Option. There is now
only one route. In doing so, students admitted to the Secondary Option with
Technology Education will be qualified for a professional teaching certificate on
completion of the UBC teacher education program provided that students have
completed the 30 credits of liberal studies requirement. This is an effort to streamline
the Faculty's technology education program as well as to strengthen the Faculty's
admission criteria for technology education students.
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The description of nine additional credits of elective courses is deleted from the second
paragraph. As a consequence, a total number of credits completed for the full
secondary preparation for technology education teachers has changed to 150 - 152
credits from 159 -161 credits.
Because the BCIT Technology Education Diploma contains more than nine elective
course credits beyond 60 credits of the technical studies within its program
requirements, no substantive changes are made to the preparation for the full
technology education program.
The revised description also provides admission guidelines to students who have
completed technical studies at an institution other than BCIT.
Effective Date: January, 2001
Dr. Lyster l        That the changes to the Technology Education
Dr. Yaworsky i        Program Option be approved.
Carried.
Business Education Admissions
Change to Business Education Admissions
Present Calendar Entry (2000/2001) P. 195, Col. a
For the Business Major, students must take an additional 12 credits of senior courses
in finance, marketing, and management information systems.
Proposed Calendar Entry: (Addition of new paragraph shown in bold)
For the Business Major, students must take an additional 12 credits of senior courses
in finance, marketing, and management information systems.
Beginning in the year 2001 admissions, applicants will be required to provide evidence
of the ability to keyboard at a rate of 30 net words per minute. Students are to submit,
along with their application for the Secondary Business Education Program, proof of
keyboarding skills of 30 net words per minute.
Rationale:
Teaching the skill of keyboarding is no longer the major focus of BUED 301:
Curriculum and Instruction: Computer Applications for Business (formerly BUED
401). BUED 301 will assume that students already have proficient keyboarding skills.
The focus of this course will be on the pedagogy of teaching keyboarding and
computer skills, and teaching the use of software programs for a variety of business
applications.
Effective Date: January, 2001
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Dr. Lyster l        That the proposed changes to the admission
Mr. McNulty J       statement for the Secondary Business
Education Program be approved.
Carried.
Science Concentration and Majors
Present Calendar Entry (2000/2001) P. 195, Col. 3
Science Concentration and Majors
Areas include agricultural science, biological sciences, chemistry, earth and space science,
and physics.
For the Science Concentrations, students must take six credits of introductory or survey
courses in each of chemistry, mathematics, and physics (an introductory course in each of
biology and geology is also required either prior to admission or within the teacher
education program); an additional 6 to 12 credits of junior courses and 18 credits of
senior courses in the selected science. The set of courses for each selected science must
include both lecture and laboratory studies and satisfy the following:
• Agricultural science. Animal science, plant science, and soil science; a half course in
agricultural economics is recommended.
• Biological sciences. A balanced selection of courses from each of taxa; physiology,
cytology, or anatomy; ecology; and genetics.
• Chemistry. Organic, inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry. Biochemistry
programs may be suitable.
• Earth and space science. A balanced selection of courses from some or all of
astronomy, geology, geophysics, oceanography, and/or physical geography.
• Physics. Thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism; optics and acoustics; quantum,
nuclear, and atomic physics; and mechanics.
For the Science Majors, students must take an additional 12 credits of senior courses in
the selected science. Applicants are admitted as majors in all science fields listed above
except agricultural science.
Proposed Calendar Entry:
Proposed changes (If approved, the calendar description will be:)
Science Concentrations and Majors
Areas include agricultural science, biological sciences, chemistry, earth science, and
physics.
Introductory Course Requirements:
All science applicants must have completed six credits of introductory courses in each of
chemistry (at least one course with a lab component), mathematics (one and preferably
two courses in calculus), physics (at least one course with a lab
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component), biology and geology. Applicants presenting a science other than biological
sciences and applicants presenting a science other than earth science may complete an
appropriate course to satisfy the biology requirement and the geology requirement
respectively within the program.
Concentration Requirements:
Applicants must have completed an additional 6 to 12 credits of junior level courses and
18 credits of senior level courses in the selected science. The set of courses for each
selected science must include both lecture and laboratory studies.
a) Agricultural Science: Courses in the areas of introductory agricultural science,
animal production and animal physiology and/or plant production and plant
physiology are required. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in
both animal and plant sciences. A course in the area of soil science and a course in
the area of agricultural economics are also recommended. (Applicants must also
satisfy the requirements for a concentration in another science subject.)
b) Biological Sciences: Preference will be given to applicants who have completed
courses covering all of the following areas:
ecology, genetics, human physiology, evolutionary biology, invertebrate and
vertebrate zoology, non-vascular and vascular plant biology and microbiology.
Courses in these areas must be completed at the second, third or fourth year level.
No introductory biology course will be accepted as satisfying any of these areas.
c) Chemistry: Preference will be given to applicants who have completed courses
covering all of the following areas: organic, inorganic, physical and analytical
chemistry.
d) Earth Science: Courses must include geology, covering mineralogy and petrology.
Geophysics, physical geography, atmospheric science and oceanography are also
recommended. Astronomy is strongly recommended; students will be required to
complete an appropriate course within the program if they have not completed
astronomy prior to admission.
e) Physics: Preference will be given to applicants who have completed courses in all of
the following areas: mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics,
acoustics, quantum mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics.
Major Requirements:
Applicants must have completed concentration requirements and an additional 12 senior
credits of courses in the selected science (biological sciences, chemistry, earth science or
physics). Applicants are not admitted as a major in agricultural science.
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Rationale:
1. The Faculty proposes to change earth and space science to earth science. The title
change brings it into line with the current BC secondary school science curriculum
usage.
2. Introductory Course Requirements: The proposed changes make clearer the
introductory courses required of all applicants to a science concentration and/or
major.
3. Concentration Requirements: The proposed changes make it clearer how many
credits are required for a concentration in a selected science subject.
4. Agricultural Science: The proposed changes clarify the subject areas required of
agricultural science applicants and reflect the current admission practice. Although
the present calendar entry encompasses the proposed changes, it can be misleading
to applicants.
5. Because agricultural science is not a widely taught science subject, students
preparing for agricultural science should also have another science subject.
6. Biological Sciences: The proposed changes reflect the recent changes to BC
secondary school curriculum.
7. Chemistry: The proposed changes reflect the current admission practice. They are
an effort to encourage more students to apply to this subject area although the
Faculty prefers students having had experience in all of the above stated areas.
8. Earth Science: The title change brings it into line with the current BC secondary
school science curriculum usage. There is a great need for earth science teachers.
The Faculty wishes to encourage more students of geological science background
to apply to this subject area. The proposed changes clarify the subject areas
required of earth science applicants and reflect current admission practice.
Although the present calendar entry encompasses the proposed changes, it can be
misleading to applicants.
The proposed change makes clear the requirements for a major in a selected science
subject.
Effective Date: January, 2001
Dr. Lyster l        That the proposed changes to the Science
Mr. McNulty i        Concentration and Majors be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Doctor of Philosophy in Women's Studies and Gender Relations
Proposed Calendar Entry - UBC Calendar 2000/2001, P.265, Column 1 immediately
preceding " Contact Information."
Ph.D. in Women's Studies and Gender Relations
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Administered by the Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations
(Faculty of Graduate Studies), the Ph.D. allows qualified students to undertake doctoral
work in the field of Women's Studies and Gender Relations. Students complete WMST
500 in year one, and a minimum of 9 additional credits of graduate level coursework, to
be approved by a supervisory committee. Additional coursework may be required.
Qualifying examinations may take a variety of forms, also to be approved by the
committee, and must normally be completed by the end of the second year in the
programme.
Candidates are selected by an Advisory Committee representing a range of relevant
research areas, which assesses the availability of appropriate courses and faculty to
provide supervision.
Admission requirements:
Applicants must fulfill all the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of
Graduate Studies. To be eligible for consideration they must also:
1. Hold an MA or equivalent degree from a recognized university, in an area deemed
relevant to Women's Studies and Gender Relations by the Advisory Committee,
with excellent academic standing.
2. Demonstrate adequate preparation in feminist theory and methodology, or be
willing to take extra courses, as required, to gain such preparation.
3. Submit a writing sample (such as an essay) demonstrating excellent research
potential, and a statement explaining why s/he wishes to undertake doctoral work
in Women's Studies. The student may describe relevant non-academic experience,
and explain any discrepancies in the academic record. This statement should also
specify the areas of most interest to the applicant, to enable us to ascertain the
likelihood of an appropriate research supervisor being available for the thesis.
4. Arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to us, with the FoGS forms,
commenting on the student's suitability for the Ph.D. programme.
Rationale:
Part of the original mandate of the UBC Centre for Research in Women's Studies and
Gender Relations when it was founded in 1992 was to establish an interdisciplinary and
inter-Faculty graduate programme in Women's Studies.
There is currently only one Ph.D. programme in Women's Studies in Canada, at York U.,
and demand exceeds the number of places. A number of students from here and abroad
are waiting to apply to enter the proposed programme. The proposal has received strong
support from over 30 units on campus, and from other BC universities and Colleges. The
Letter of Intent has been submitted. There is no need for additional courses other than the
Ph.D. thesis, and there are no new financial implications.
Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies
Present Calendar Entry
None.
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The new program would be added after the description of the Joint M.A.S./M.L.I.S.
program on page 290, column 3 of the Calendar.
Proposed Calendar Entry:
Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival & Information Studies
The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies offers a program leading to the
Doctor of Philosophy degree. The Ph.D. program is designed to provide advanced research
training for outstanding students who have already obtained a Master of Archival Studies
(M.A.S.) degree or a Master of Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.) degree.
Admission:
Admission to the doctoral program requires an M.A.S., an M.L.I.S., or equivalent from a
recognized institution indicating a superior level of academic performance in a field of
specialization that will support the applicant's Ph.D. research. Students must satisfy the
admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and be approved by the
School's Doctoral Admissions Committee.
Admission decisions are based on the degree to which the applicant's intended area of
research matches faculty expertise, and the suitability of the applicant for advanced
graduate work as attested by letters of reference, prior academic performance, and record
of publications and work in the field of library, archival, and information studies.
Program Requirements:
The Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival, and Information Studies will build on the
successful interdisciplinarity established at the master's level. There will be one Ph.D.
degree program, but students will be able to specialize by taking a theoretical/research
foundations course in either Library/Information Studies or Archival Studies.
The program consists of
ARST/LIBR 600,
ARST/LIBR 620,
ARST/LIBR 621,
ARST 610
LIBR 610
-additional coursework as recommended by the research supervisor and/or doctoral
committee;
-a comprehensive examination (written and oral components) at an appropriate time as
judged by the student's doctoral committee, not before the end of the first year; but before
the end of the third year.
-research leading to a written dissertation (ARST/LIBR 699) that is defended in an oral
examination.
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Rationale:
The proposed doctoral program addresses the shortage of Canadian Ph.D. graduates in
the area of Library, Archival, and Information Studies. This will be the first such program
west of Ontario.
Effective Date: New program effective September 2001.
Dr. Lyster l        That the admission statements for the Ph.D. in
Dr. Nemetz J        Women's Studies and Gender Relations and
the Ph.D. in Library, Archival, and
Information Studies be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Science
Broader Based Admission Statement for Undergraduate Programs
Present Calendar (2000/2001) Entry (page 352, column 1):
Add a new paragraph after the first paragraph in the section headed " Admission".
Proposed Calendar Entry:
For applicants who meet minimum academic requirements but who do not meet the
required competitive average for early admission, additional academic criteria, such as
achievement in standardized tests, results from national or international competitions, or
compelling evidence of outstanding leadership may be considered. Details are available at
www.science.ubc.ca.
Rationale:
Broader Based Admission for applicants from outside Canada was approved recently by
Senate. The Faculty of Science wishes to implement that policy for intake to the 2001
Winter Session. A similar policy for applicants from within Canada is being developed by
the Faculty. Details are being worked out in consultation with other faculties, other
universities, schools, and government with the aim of having a policy for implementation
for the 2002 Winter Session. Advance notice is hereby given. Since both the timing of
implementation and the details of the procedures to be used will differ for the two groups
of applicants, further details are not given. Up-to-date information will be provided on the
Faculty of Science website as procedures are clarified.
Effective Date: May 1,2001
Clarification of Year Level for Lransfer and Second Degree Students
Present Calendar (2000/2001) Entry (page 352, column 1):
Add a new paragraph after the current second paragraph in the section headed
"Admission".
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Proposed Calendar Entry:
Students admitted by transfer and those admitted to a second-degree program (see
"Second Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Science" on page 356) will be admitted
to the year level that is appropriate according to the First-Degree Promotion Requirements
(see page 356) which are based on the number of credits completed (both total and in
Science courses) and degree of completion of the Lower-Level Requirements including
English (see Lower-Level Requirements).
Rationale:
The addition attempts to clarify for students admitted on transfer and on the basis of prior
study how they are placed in a year level.
Effective Date: May 1,2001
Changes to Continuation Requirements for Undergraduates in Science
Present Calendar (2000/2001) Entry (page 354, col. 1-2):
Replace sections Failed Standing, Required to Discontinue, Required to Withdraw
Proposed Calendar Entry:
Continuation Requirements
Students who do not achieve a level 5 on the LPI examination before completing 30
credits of Science-eligible courses, taken either at UBC or another post-secondary
institution, will not be permitted to register in any additional credit courses until they
successfully complete the LPI. See page 35 for "Exemptions".
Students who do not meet the six-credit first-year English requirement before completing
60 credits of Science-eligible courses, taken either at UBC or transferred from another
post-secondary institution, will not be permitted to register in any additional credit
courses other than first-year English until that requirement is satisfied.
Continuation Requirements are listed in the table " Summary of Continuation
Requirements" below. Subject to the above conditions, students who pass all courses in
any Winter or Summer session will be assigned a Pass standing and will be eligible to
continue their studies. Students who fail one or more courses but attain a sessional
average of 55.00% or more in any Winter or Summer Session will also be assigned a Pass
standing and will be permitted to continue their studies.
Students who attain a sessional average of less than 50.00% in any Winter or Summer
Session will be assigned a Fail standing. They will be required to withdraw from the
Faculty, unless this sessional average is based on fewer than 12 credits (Winter Session) or
6 credits (Summer Session) and there is no Fail or Academic Probation (ACPR) on their
previous record, in which case they will be permitted to continue.
Students who fail one or more courses and attain a sessional average of at least 50.00%
but less than 55.00% in any Winter or Summer Session will be placed on Academic
Probation (ACPR). This will be noted on their statement of grades. They will be permitted
to continue their studies unless they had a Fail standing in any prior session or they were
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on Academic Probation in the previous session, in which case they will be assigned a Fail
standing and required to withdraw from the Faculty.
Students assigned Academic Probation in one session will be removed from Academic
Probation if, in a following session, they pass all courses and attain an average of at least
55.00% on at least 12 credits.
Students required to withdraw from the Faculty for poor academic performance or for
failing to meet promotion requirements within the maximum credit limits (see Promotion
Requirements) or who otherwise leave UBC while ACPR is on their transcript may apply
for re-admission after one full year, but no student has the right to re-admission.
Applications for re-admission should be submitted to the Undergraduate Admissions
Office.
Applications will be considered by the Science Admissions, Adjudication, and Appeals
Committee. In considering an application for re-admission, the Committee will take into
account any and all evidence of a student's ability to perform satisfactorily at the
university level. Under normal circumstances, the committee will expect students required
to withdraw before completing 54 science-eligible credits and those who leave with ACPR
on their transcript to demonstrate their abilities by completing the following amount of
work at a BC college or similar institution and attaining an overall G.P.A. of 2.50,
calculated on all university-transfer work attempted after they were required to withdraw.
A negative decision may be appealed to the Senate Admissions Committee.
1 Credits College Transfer
Completed Credits Required 1
up to 45
24
more than 45
12
Students required to withdraw after completing more than 54 Science-eligible credits are
encouraged to take courses at a college or similar institution, even though some of the
credits so earned may not be transferable to UBC.
Summary of Continuation Requirements
sessional
Average,
Course Success
55.00% or
higher,
passed all courses
dent Previously
in
Good Standing
ACPR on Student Recor
Pass, eligible to
continue
Student
Record
Pass, eligible to continue; Pass, eligible
ACPR lifted if enrolled in 12 or more   to
credits continue
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Summary of Continuation Requirements  	
;ssional Evaluation and Continuation Statu:
Previously in       ACPR on Student        Fail on St
Good Standing Record Record
At least 50.00%, but less
than 55.00%, passed all
courses
Pass, eligible to continue
Pass, eligible to
continue;
ACPR carried
forward
Pass, eligible to
continue
55.00% or higher, failed     Pass, permitted to
one or more courses continue
Pass, permitted to
continue;
ACPR carried
forward
Pass, permitted to
continue
At least 50.00% but less
than 55.00%, failed one
or more courses
ACPR, permitted to
continue
Fail, required to
withdraw
Fail, required to
withdraw
Below 50.00%;
enrolled in 12 or more
credits (Winter) or 6 or
more (Summer)
Fail, required to
withdraw
Fail, required to
withdraw
Fail, required to
withdraw
Below 50.00%; enrolled
in under 12 credits
(Winter) or under 6
(Summer)
Fail, permitted to
continue
Fail, required to
withdraw
Fail, required to
withdraw
Rationale:
Current rules for passing/failing the year rely on complicated calculations of averages and
proportions of courses passed and are based solely on performance in Winter Session. To
facilitate faster adjudication at the end of each session, a simpler method is preferred.
The first two paragraphs reiterate the LPI and English requirements as they relate to
continuation.
The new regulations allow for Academic Probation (a concept now in use in the Faculty of
Arts) for students who fail one or more courses and achieve low passing averages. ACPR
will be a message to those students that their performance needs improvement if only to
provide them with opportunities in terms of access to courses and programs. The
designation "Academic Probation" will be removed if in a subsequent session the
student's academic performance improves. A student will be allowed to stay on Academic
Probation but if academic performance does not improve the student will be required to
withdraw.
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Effective Date: May 1,2001
Changes to English Requirement for Undergraduates in Science
Present Calendar (2000/2001) Entry (page 354, col. 3 - Page 355, col.l):
English Requirement
4. Students who are accepted on transfer from other post-secondary institutions, or
who are readmitted to the Faculty after being required to discontinue, must either
have met the English requirement or be eligible to enrol in first-year English before
they will be permitted to register in any courses for credit.
5. Students who have not met the English requirement by the time they have
completed 60 credits of course work toward the Bachelor of Science, taken either
at UBC or at another post-secondary institution, will not be permitted to enrol in
courses other than first-year English until the English requirement is met.
6. Once admitted to UBC students will not normally be permitted to satisfy the
English Requirement at another institution.
Proposed Calendar Entry:
4. Students who are accepted on transfer from other post-secondary institutions, or
who are readmitted to the Faculty after being required to discontinue, must either
have met the English requirement or be eligible to enrol in first-year English before
they will be permitted to register in any courses for credit. This usually requires
achievement of a level 5 or better on the LPI exam in the summer prior to
admission for the fall term (see "Language Proficiency Index Requirement for
First-year English" on page 35).
5. Students admitted to a first-degree program who have not met the English
requirement by the time they have completed 60 credits of course work toward the
Bachelor of Science, taken either at UBC or at another post-secondary institution,
will not be permitted to enrol in courses other than first-year English until the
English requirement is met.
6. Students admitted to a second-degree program who have not met the English
requirement by the time they have completed 30 credits of course work at UBC
toward the Bachelor of Science will not be permitted to enrol in courses other than
first-year English until the English requirement is met.
7. Once admitted to UBC students will not normally be permitted to satisfy the
English Requirement at another institution.
Rationale:
The addition to item 4 gives direction to students so that they do not miss a deadline. The
other changes make a distinction between students entering from high school or on
transfer and those admitted after completing a first undergraduate degree and set a clear
requirement for second-degree students that is missing now.
Effective Date: May 1,2001
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Changes to Promotion Requirements for Undergraduates in Science
Present Calendar Entry (page 356, col. 3):
Promotion Requirements
Promotion to Second Year
Successful completion of a total of 18 or more credits, of which 12 or more must be from
first-year Science credits; or successful completion of Science One. A student who does not
meet the minimum requirements for promotion to second year within a maximum of 60
credits of course work attempted will be required to withdraw from the Faculty of
Science.
Promotion to Third Year
Successful completion of a total of 48 or more credits which must include six credits of
first-year English, at least 12 required first-year Science credits (CHEM 111 and 112 (or
121) and MATH 100 and 101, or MATH 102 and 103, or MATH 104 and 105 (or
MATH 120 and 121) and PHYS 101 or 121; or advanced placement in these
requirements), and at least 18 additional Science credits. A student who does not meet the
minimum requirements for promotion to third year within a maximum of 90 credits of
course work attempted will be required to withdraw from the Faculty of Science.
Promotion to Fourth Year
Successful completion of a total of 78 or more credits of which 50 or more must be
Science credits.
Post-Secondary Applicants
Students applying...that stage.
Proposed Calendar Entry:
Promotion Requirements
Promotion to Second Year
No change.
Promotion to Third Year
Successful completion of a total of 48 or more credits which must include six credits of
first-year English, at least 12 required Lower-Level science credits or advanced placement
in these requirements, and at least 18 additional Science credits. A student who does not
meet the minimum requirements for promotion to third year within a maximum of 90
credits of course work attempted will be required to withdraw from the Faculty of
Science.
Promotion to Fourth Year
Successful completion of a total of 78 or more credits of which 50 or more must be
Science credits including all the Lower-Level Faculty of Science requirements. A student
who does not meet the minimum requirements for promotion to fourth year within a
maximum of 120 credits of course work attempted will be required to withdraw from the
Faculty of Science.
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Post-Secondary Applicants (no change)
Second-degree Students [New Entry]
The promotion requirements above apply only to students admitted from high school or
on transfer from another post-secondary institution. Students admitted on the basis of
prior study (i.e., completion of a first degree) are subject to the following promotion
requirements based on the year level to which they were admitted.
N.B. Any second-degree student who has not completed the English requirement upon
admission must complete it within the first 30 credits completed at UBC (see "English
Requirement" on page 354).
For students admitted into first year, promotion to second year requires completion of at
least 12 required Lower-Level science credits (either with UBC credits or from prior
study).
For students admitted into or promoted to second year, promotion to third year requires
completion of any of the following that were not met with prior study: at least 3 credits of
the English requirement, the Lower-Level science requirement, and a total of at least 30
Science credits.
For students admitted into or promoted to third year, promotion to fourth year requires
completion of at least 18 UBC credits including any remaining part of the English
requirement and at least 9 credits of Science courses numbered 300 or above.
Rationale:
Editorial changes are required in the present entries for promotion to third and fourth
years to accommodate major changes in the Faculty of Science regulations approved by
Senate (the new Lower-Level Requirement). An addition is made to set a limit on
achievement of fourth-year standing for first-degree students.
A new section is added to describe the promotion requirements for second-degree
students. The latter students are admitted to different year levels depending on a
comparison of their prior studies and the Faculty of Science requirements. Different
students admitted to the same year level may have to fulfill different ^missing
requirements. Statements are needed so that second-degree students know the
requirements for promotion.
The proposed promotion requirements are broadly parallel to those for first-degree
students except for part of the transition from second to third year. Whereas first-degree
students must complete six credits of ENGL to attain third-year standing, we propose to
allow second-degree students to attain third-year standing after completing only three
credits of ENGL. We feel that those students who fulfill their lower-level program
requirements quickly and have made progress toward completing the English requirement
should have third-year standing in order to be able to register for upper-level courses
along with other third-year students at the appropriate time in the summer. The
overriding cap of 30 credits within which the full English requirement must be met should
prevent these second-degree students from advancing too far in their program before the
requirement is met.
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The 30-credit cap for completion of the full English requirement is needed to ensure that
second-degree students establish the minimal level of competency quickly so as to be able
to benefit fully from upper-level courses.
Effective Date: May 1,2001
Dr. Lyster l        That the preceding five proposals for changes
Dean Klawe i        to admissions statements in the Faculty of
Science be approved.
Carried.
Addition of Admission Requirement for Honours Computer Science
Present (2000/2001) Calendar Entry - NONE
Proposed Calendar Entry: (page 369, col. 2 after "Co-operative Education Program"):
Honours and Combined Honours
Students who wish to register in an Honours or Combined Honours program in
Computer Science must seek approval from the Department Honours advisor prior to
registering for second year. Computer Science Honours programs have admission and
continuation requirements that are higher than the Science requirements. Information is
available through the Computer Science Department web site (http://www.cs.ubc.ca).
Rationale:
The 68% average that is required by the Faculty of Science is too low for the Honours
students who aspire to get involved in research during their last year of the program and
continue graduate studies after graduation. We have noticed that students with an average
lower than 72% cannot find a thesis topic nor a supervisor willing to supervise them, and
they are forced to switch to a Major program in their last year.
The department does not offer any special sections for the Honours students. Therefore,
keeping the average high is one way to distinguish the Honours students from the Majors.
Proposed Web Entry:
(to be posted in the undergraduate program section of the Computer Science Web pages):
Admission and Continuation Requirements for Honours and Combined Honours
Students who wish to register in an Honours or Combined Honours program in
Computer Science must seek approval from the Department Honours advisor prior to
registering for second year.
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To be admitted to an Honours or Combined Honours program in Computer Science,
students must
1. Complete all courses attempted, including at least 30 credits in the Winter
Session of the first year, and
2. Obtain a minimum average of 76%. Achievement of this minimum does not
guarantee admission.
To be permitted to continue in an Honours or Combined Honours program in Computer
Science, students must
1. Complete all courses attempted, including at least 30 credits in the previous Winter
Session (or at least 15 credits per academic term, for Co-op students), and
2. Obtain an average of 72% or higher.
Effective Date: May 1,2001.
Dr. Lyster l        That the changes to admission to the Honours
Dean Klawe J        Computer Science be approved.
Carried.
Changes to Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Honours Program Admission Requirement
Present Calendar (2000/2001) Entry (page 370, col. 3):
Enrolment in each of the years is limited. Admission (normally in second year) is based on
academic performance. Admission will require a minimum 72% ("B") average in prior
courses. However, attainment of this minimum average does not guarantee acceptance
into the program. Students must maintain at least a 68% ("B-") average for continuation.
For additional program information, contact the Dean's Office.
Proposed Calendar Entry:
Admission is based on academic performance and an essay submitted with the application
for admission. Students require a minimum 72% ("B") average in prior courses, and must
maintain at least a 68% ("B-") average for continuation in the program. Students
normally apply after first year. For additional information, see the program web site:
http://www.science.ubc.ca/envsc
Rationale:
The changes reflect current practice and provide students with more useful guidance.
Effective Date: May 1,2001
Dr. Lyster l        That the proposed changes to the
Mr. Simpson J        Environmental Sciences Undergraduate
Honours Program admission requirement be
approved.
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Continuing STUDIES COMMITTEE
Carried.
Continuing Studies Committee
SCIENCE AND APPLIED SCIENCE: CHANGES TO THE DIPLOMA IN FORESTRY
(ADVANCED SILVICULTURE) AND THE DIPLOMA IN FOREST ENGINEERING
Please see 'Appendix A: Summary of Changes to Diploma Programs.'
Dean Yen presented the proposed changes to the two above-mentioned diploma
programs, as Chair of the Continuing Studies Committee.
Dean Yen
, Lhat the proposed changed to the Diploma in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture) and the Diploma
Mr. in Forest Engineering be approved.
Brady
Carried.
SCHOOL OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES AND CONTINUING STUDIES: CERTIFICATE
IN REHABILITATION
Note: The complete text of this proposal is not included in the Minutes. Copies are
available from the Manager, Senate and Curriculum Services.
As Chair of the Continuing Studies Committee, Dean Yen had circulated a proposal for a
new post-graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation, to be offered jointly by the School of
Rehabilitation Sciences and the UBC Centre for Distance Education and Technology.
Dean Yen noted that the course load for the program had been revised to include 15
rather than 12 credits. The Continuing Studies Committee had approved the program,
and wished to bring it to the attention of Senate.
Curriculum Committee
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Please see 'Appendix B: Curriculum Change Summary.'
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Nominating COMMITTEE
As Chair of the Curriculum Committee, Dr. Berger had circulated three proposals from
the Faculty of Science: a new course (CPSC 352) and prerequisite changes for two existing
courses (CPSC 310 and CPSC 319).
Dr. Berger l        That the proposed curriculum changes from
Dr. Tees i        the Faculty of Science be approved.
Carried.
Nominating Committee
Dr. Williams presented the proposals, as Chair of the Committee.
PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE SELECTION OF A REGISTRAR
The President has requested that, in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Governors
passed on April 30, 1979, Senate nominate three members of the above-mentioned
Committee. The function of the Committee shall be:
a) To consider candidates for Registrar; and
b) To advise the President on the choice of a Registrar in order that she may make an
appropriate recommendation to the Board of Governors.
The Nominating Committee recommends the following people to serve on the Presidential
Advisory Committee on the Selection of a Registrar:
a) Ms. Keri Gammon (Student Representative, at-large, Faculty of Science);
b) Mr. William McNulty (Convocation Senator); and
c) Dr. David Williams (Representative of the Joint Faculties, Faculty of Science).
Dr. Williams l        That Senate concur with the recommendations
Dr. Rosengarten i        °f the Nominating Committee concerning the
Presidential Advisory Committee on the
Selection of a Registrar.
Carried.
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
The Nominating Committee recommends the following appointments to Committees of
Senate:
•    Continuing Studies — Dean John N. Saddler
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•    Curriculum — Dr. Bikkar S. Lalli to replace Mr. Robert Affleck
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•    Liaison with Post-Secondary Institutions — Dean John N. Saddler
Dr. Williams
, Lhat Senate concur with the recommendations of the Nominating Committee with
Dr. respect to the membership of Committees of Senate.
Rosengarten
Carried.
Student Awards Committee
Please see 'Appendix C: New Awards'
As Chair of the Committee, Dr. Thompson presented 28 new awards for approval. He
stated that these new awards would provide over $200 000 annually in support of UBC
students. He drew particular attention to the Stanley Hamilton Award, which had been
established in honour of a member of Senate.
Dr. Thompson i        That the new awards listed be accepted, and
Dean Klawe J        recommended for approval by the Board of
Governors, and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Carried.
Other Business
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
Mr. Brady pointed out that Senate had tabled the Faculty of Graduate Studies Policy and
Procedures Manual at its January 21, 2001 meeting (p. 12566), and he asked when the
Academic Policy Committee planned to bring it back to Senate. Dr. Tees replied that the
Academic Policy Committee was still in the process of improving the document and
consulting with Faculties. Some of the proposed changes required approval of the
Graduate Council. Dr. Tees hoped to raise the document from the table at either the April
or May 2001 meeting of Senate.
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Adjournment
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Next meeting
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2001.
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Appendix A: SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO DIPLOMA PROGRAMS
Appendix A: Summary of Changes to Diploma Programs
DIPLOMA IN FORESTRY (ADVANCED SILVICULTURE) AND THE DIPLOMA IN FOREST
ENGINEERING
(same changes to both Diplomas)
• Change in Name: Silviculture Institute of British Columbia: becomes
Silviculture and Forest Engineering Institute of British Columbia.
• Expansion of admission requirements to include professionals and
professionals-in-training from BC, Canada, and internationally.
• Changes to regulations on attendance and maximum time period allowed for
completion.
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Appendix B: CURRICULUM CHANGE SUMMARY
Appendix B: Curriculum Change Summary
All changes are to be effective September 2001, unless otherwise indicated.
CATEGORY 1 PROPOSALS
Faculty of Science
New course CPSC 352
Course changes CPSC 310, CPSC 319
CATEGORY 2 PROPOSALS (FOR INFORMATION)
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Course changes FNH 301, FNH 325, FNH 340
Faculty of Arts
Program changes
Course changes
Course deletions
Change to Faculty Requirements on page 135 of the
Calendar: addition of courses students can choose from to
meet requirements
Editorial change to Music program description on pages 324
and 325
Change to Family Studies requirements on page 146 and 147:
additional course considered acceptable as part of major
Change to Social Work requirements on page 392: elective
courses
RELG 341, FINA 359, GEOG 395, FMST 442, SOWK 310,
SOWK 315, SOWK 335, SOWK 337, SOWK 400, SOWK
405,
SOWK 300, SOWK 336
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Appendix C: New Awards
Appendix C: New Awards
ASSOCIATION Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (A.I.J.A.) Prize in Public International
Law-A $900 prize has been endowed by the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats
(A.I.J.A.) for a student with high standing in Public International Law. The award is made on
the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
Ellen L. BATEMAN Bursary in Social Work-Bursaries totalling $1,200 have been endowed
through a bequest by Ellen Leona Bateman for students studying Social Work in the School of
Social Work and Family Studies. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
Josephine T. BERTHIER Fellowship-Fellowships totalling $45,000 have been endowed
through a bequest by Josephine T. Berthier for students in a masters or doctoral program in
any field of study. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies. (Available 2000/2001 Winter Session)
BP Canada Energy Company Scholarship in Geology-A $2,500 scholarship is offered by the
BP Canada Energy Company to a student entering the third or fourth year of a Bachelor of
Science degree majoring in Geological Sciences. The award is made on the recommendation of
the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
BRITISH Columbia Ferry Corporation Scholarship-Two $1,500 scholarships are offered by
the British Columbia Ferry Corporation to students entering the third year of the Bachelor of
Commerce and Business Administration program specializing in the Transportation and
Logistics Option. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
Irene R. BROWN Memorial Bursary in Arts-Bursaries totalling $1,800 have been endowed by
Gwendolyn Alice Johnston (nee Holmes) (BA'42) in memory of Irene Brown (BA'42). The
awards are offered to students in the Faculty of Arts. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
Mabel Mackenzie COLBECK Scholarship in English-A $1,100 scholarship has been endowed
in memory of Dr. Mabel Mackenzie Colbeck by family, friends and colleagues. The award is
offered to a student in the doctoral program in English and is made on the recommendation
of the Department of English in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available
2001/2002 Winter Session)
Ian and Frances DOWDESWELL Scholarship in Classical Studies-Scholarships totalling $700
have been endowed by Ian and Frances Dowdeswell for students in Classical Studies. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and
Religious Studies. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
Ian and Frances DOWDESWELL Scholarship in Electrical and Computer Engineering-
Scholarships totalling $700 have been endowed by Ian and Frances Dowdeswell for students
in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
 Vancouver Senate 12631
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Appendix C: New Awards
Murray and Mary ELLIOTT Bursary in Education-Bursaries totalling $9,000 are offered by
Murray and Mary Elliott to students in the Faculty of Education who are registered in teacher
education programs leading to initial teacher certification in British Columbia. At least 25% of
total bursary funds awarded each year must go to First Nations students. The award is offered for
five years beginning in 2001/2002 Winter Session. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
FACULTY Memorial Scholarship in Extractive Metallurgy-A tuition scholarship (credit cost) for
one academic year has been endowed by Dr. Ralph Carter in acknowledgement of the many fine
instructors of the class of 1948. The award is offered to an undergraduate student entering third
or fourth year engineering and specializing in Extractive or Chemical Metallurgy. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Department of Metals and Materials Engineering. (Available
2001/2002 Winter Session)
Dean FISHER Memorial Scholarship in Zoology-A $1,000 scholarship has been endowed by
Margaret Fisher in memory of her husband for a graduate or undergraduate student specializing
in Zoology with a focus on the study of marine mammals. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Department of Zoology and, in the case of graduate students, in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
William Flanagan FRANCIS Scholarship-A $2,100 scholarship has been endowed by Dr. M.
David Francis in honour of his brother, William Flanagan Francis. The award is offered to an
undergraduate student from B.C. School District Number 48 (Howe Sound), with preference for a
student entering UBC directly from Grade 12. (Available 2000/2001 Winter Session)
Dan GARDINER Award-A $2,500 award has been endowed by the Commerce Undergraduate
Society and the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration in honour of Dr. Daniel F.
Gardiner. Recipients are selected on the basis of extra-curricular involvement, financial need and
academic performance. Candidates must be undergraduates entering the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration who have at least 27 credits of course work still to be completed
before graduation. Candidates must apply to the Faculty each year by February 15. The award is
made on the recommendation of a selection committee, at least one member of which is appointed
by the Commerce Undergraduate Society, and the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
Global Citizen of Tomorrow Award-One or more awards of $27,000 each are offered to
outstanding international students who would otherwise be financially unable to pursue post
secondary education. The awards are made to students entering the University directly from
secondary school or transferring from another post secondary institution to an undergraduate
program of study. In addition to academic merit, consideration is given to qualities such as
leadership skills, involvement in student affairs or commitment to community service.
Consideration will be given to students nominated by The United World Colleges or similar
organizations. The awards will be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate
study provided that the recipient stands in the top quartile of his or her program of study.
(Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
Stanley HAMILTON Award-A $2,400 award has been endowed by the Commerce
Undergraduate Society and the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration to honour Dr.
Stanley Hamilton for his 25 years of outstanding service to UBC's Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration and to the Vancouver community. The award is offered to a student in a
Bachelor of Commerce program who has made a significant contribution to the Faculty of
Commerce and/or the larger community. Candidates must apply to the Faculty each year by
Febru-
 Vancouver Senate 12632
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Appendix C: New Awards
ary 15. The award is made on the recommendation of a selection committee, at least one member
of which is appointed by the Commerce Undergraduate Society, and the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
Letitia A. HAY Bursary in Germanic Studies-Bursaries totalling $3,900 have been endowed
through a bequest by Letitia A. Hay for students in Germanic Studies. (Available 2001/2002
Winter Session)
HUI Memorial Fellowship-Two fellowships of $16,000 each are offered by the Hui Yeung Shing
Memorial Foundation to students in a full-time masters or doctoral program. Recipients may be
eligible to receive the award in subsequent years if they meet criteria for renewal of University
Graduate Fellowships. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
International Leader of Tomorrow Award-One or more awards ranging in value from $12,000 to
$20,000 each are offered to outstanding international students who would otherwise be
financially unable to pursue post secondary education. The value of each award will depend on
the applicant's financial circumstances. The awards are made to students entering the University
directly from secondary school or transferring from another post secondary institution to an
undergraduate program of study. In addition to academic merit, consideration is given to
recognized achievement in fields of endeavor such as performing arts, athletics, debating or
creative writing. Consideration will be given to students nominated by the applicant's educational
institution. The awards will be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study
provided that the recipient stands in the top quartile of his or her program of study. (Available
2001/2002 Winter Session)
International Undergraduate Scholarship-One or more scholarships are offered to outstanding
international students who are entering the University directly from secondary school or
transferring from another post secondary institution to an undergraduate program of study. The
entry scholarships will have a value of $6,000 and the transfer scholarships will have a value of
$2,500. Provided the winner maintains scholarship standing, the awards will be renewed in the
amount of $2,500 for up to three additional years of undergraduate study. (Available 2001/2002
Winter Session)
Lisle and Sheila JORY Award in Geological Engineering-Awards totalling $1,500 have been
endowed by Dr. Lisle T. and Mrs. Sheila M. Jory for students pursuing graduate research in
Geological Engineering. Eligible recipients need not have obtained their undergraduate degree in
Geological Engineering but must be qualified and approved to undertake research in that
discipline. In addition to financial need and academic merit, consideration is given to leadership
skills and involvement in student activities or community affairs. Recipients must be Canadian
citizens or Permanent Residents. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Director of
Geological Engineering in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available
2001/2002 Winter Session)
LAW Foundation of British Columbia Curriculum Fund Scholarship-Scholarships totalling $3,000
are offered to students entering second or third year in the Faculty of Law by the Law Foundation
of British Columbia. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law.
(Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
Linda and K. C. MACK Bursary in Early Childhood Education-A $300 bursary has been endowed
by Terry Woo in honour of her parents. Preference is given to a student taking courses in early
childhood education in the Faculty of Education. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
 Vancouver Senate 12633
Minutes of February 28,2001	
Appendix C: New Awards
Robert S. ROTHWELL Bursary in Medicine-Bursaries totalling $600 have been endowed by
Robert S. Rothwell for students in the M.D. program in the Faculty of Medicine. (Available
2001/2002 Winter Session)
Joseph TONZETICH Scholarship-Two $3,000 scholarships are offered to honour Dr. Joseph
Tonzetich of the Faculty of Dentistry for his contributions to dental research. The awards are
made to students in the Ph.D. in Oral Biology or M.Sc. in Dental Science who show
promising research ability in the fields of biochemistry, microbiology or cell biology of the
oral tissues. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry in
consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
UBC Alumni Helen Knight Bursary-Bursaries totalling $20,000 have been endowed at the
UBC Alumni Association through a bequest by Leslie Bernard Knight. The award honours his
wife, Helen Knight, B.A. 1922 and a Great Trekker, who was very appreciative of the
financial support she received as a student attending UBC. (Available 2001/2002 Winter
Session)
VANCOUVER Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship-A $1,000 scholarship
is offered by the Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation to a graduate or
undergraduate student specializing in Korean Studies in the Department of Asian Studies. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Asian Studies and, in the case of
graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available 2001/2002
Winter Session)
Erich WAGNER Memorial Scholarship-A $500 scholarship has been endowed in memory of
Erich Wagner, a violinist and music teacher in Germany, by his daughter. It is awarded on the
recommendation of the School of Music to a student of a string instrument or voice who has
completed at least one year of study at UBC. (Available 2001/2002 Winter Session)
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LADNER Prize in Law (Award 02723)-A prize of $125, has been endowed by the late Leon
L. Ladner, Esq., Q.C, LL.D., and is awarded to a student completing second year in the
Faculty of Law. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty to the student who
has obtained the highest aggregate marks.

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