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 THE UNIVERSITY  OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BCV6T1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF DECEMBER 15, 2004
Attendance
Present: President M. C. Piper (Chair), Mr. A. McEachern (Chancellor), Vice President L.
A. Whitehead, Mr. R. Affleck, Mr. B. Ahmadian, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dean M. A. Bobinski,
Prof. C. Boyle, Mr. P. T. Brady, Dr. J. Brander, Dr. L. Brinton, Dr. M. Cameron, Dr. E.
Dean, Dr. J. Dennison, Mr. M. Edgar, Dr. D. Fielding, Ms. M. Friesen, Dean N. Gallini,
Principal J. H. V. Gilbert, Ms. T. Gillespie, Dr. L. Gunderson, Mr. S. Haffey, Dr. P. G.
Harrison, Dr. R. Harrison, Dean J. Hepburn, Dr. R. Irwin, Dean M. Isaacson, Dr. J.
Johnson, Dr. R. Kerekes, Dr. B. S. Lalli, Dr. V. LeMay, Mr. J. Liu, Mr. T. P. T. Lo, Ms.
D. Loo, Mr. R. Lowe, Dr. M. MacEntee, Dr. P. L. Marshall, Mr. G. Martin, Mr. W. B.
McNulty, Mr. J. Mistry, Dr. P. Mosca, Mr. D. Riendl, Mr. J. Rogers, Dr. H. J.
Rosengarten, Prof. J. Sarra, Dr. C. Shields, Dean R. Sindelar, Dr. B. Stelck, Dr. D. Steyn,
Mr. N. Taylor, Dr. R. C. Tees, Dr. J. Thompson, Dr. S. Thorne, Dean R. Tierney, Ms. M.
Tull, Mr. D. Verma, Dr. R. Windsor-Liscombe, Acting Associate Vice President &
Registrar G. Wong, Dr. R. A. Yaworsky, Mr. D. Yokom.
Regrets: Dr. P. Adebar, Dr. B. Bemmels, Mr. N. Broekhuizen, Dr. J. Carolan, Ms. G.
Eom, Dr. D. Granot, Dean F. Granot, Associate Vice President J. Hutton, Dr. S. B.
Knight, Ms. P. Liu, Dr. K. MacQueen, Ms. S. Martz, Dean D. Muzyka, Dr. D. Paterson,
Mr. G. Paton, Dean M. Quayle, Ms. C. Quinlan, Dr. B. Rodrigues, Dr. A. Rose, Dean J.
Saddler, Dean G. Stuart, Dr. H. van Vuuren, Dr. R. Wilson, Dean E. H. K. Yen, Mr. D.
Younan.
The President called the meeting to order, and welcomed Acting Associate Vice President,
Enrolment Services & Registrar Gaylea Wong.
Vol. 2004/05 04/05 - 46
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 47
Minutes of December 15,2004
Senate Membership
Senate Membership
DECLARATION OF VACANCY
The Registrar declared a vacancy for one faculty representative of the Faculty of Medicine
to replace resigning Senator Dr. Bruce Crawford.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Tees l        That the minutes of the meeting of November
Principal Gilbert J       24, 2004 be approved as circulated.
Carried.
Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
TRIP TO OTTAWA
The President described a very successful trip to Ottawa, which had taken place during
the previous week. The President was accompanied by UBC Vancouver deans as well as
representatives from UBC Okanagan. The group met with several Deputy Ministers of
Parliament and attended a dinner with Members of Parliament from British Columbia to
emphasize the need for support for postsecondary education. The President remarked
that, particularly given the current federal minority government, universities would need
to present a strong case for post-secondary education to members of all political parties.
LIFE SCIENCES CENTRE OFFICIAL OPENING
The President announced that the newly constructed Life Sciences Centre had recently
opened and that occupants were in the process of moving in. With over 600 000 square
feet of research, teaching, and administrative space, the Centre was the largest life sciences
centre in Canada. The new building had attracted attention and visitors from around the
world. The President was confident that many significant discoveries would take place
within this spectacular building.
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 48
Minutes of December 15,2004
Admissions Committee
HOLIDAY RECEPTION
The President invited all members of Senate to attend a holiday reception in the Welcome
Centre in Brock Hall immediately following the Senate meeting.
Admissions Committee
SCHOOL OF NURSING ADMISSIONS CHANGES: PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT AND
RECOGNITION
Note: The full text of this report is not included in the Minutes. Copies are available from
the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services.
As Chair of the Committee, Dr. Rosengarten presented a proposal to amend Calendar
entries on admissions to the School of Nursing in two ways:
1. To direct prospective students to the School of Nursing website, and
2. To better attract candidates and to remain on the forefront of nursing
education by implementing a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
(PLAR) strategy.
Dr. Rosengarten explained that many Registered Nurses wished to complete their
education, and that the School wished to include prior learning when calculating
advanced standing toward their degrees. He stated that PLAR was already available at
many Canadian post-secondary institutions, including the University of Guelph and the
University of Manitoba, as well as at a number of colleges and several universities in the
United States. This proposal represented the first implementation of PLAR for a UBC
degree program.
Human Resources Development Canada had defined PLAR as "...the comprehensive
recognition of all learning, whether acquired formally in the classroom, non-formally in
the workplace, or informally through life experience." Dr. Rosengarten suggested that
Senators interested in more information about PLAR consult a report for the BC Ministry
of Advanced Education by Sandra Schinnerl entitled "Prior Learning Assessment
Performance in British Columbia" (available online at http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/
pW04_pla_bc_2000-01.pdf).
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of December 15,2004
04/05 - 49
Curriculum Committee
The proposal allowed for a maximum of 21 credits of advanced standing toward the total
of 45 credits required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree, with a
maximum of six credits of advanced standing to be derived from prior work experience.
A trained evaluation committee was to be established to review applicant portfolios in
light of the following criteria: authenticity, focus, breadth, quality, and currency.
The Admissions Committee had reviewed the proposal and recommended approval.
Dr. Rosengarten
Dr. Thorne
That Senate accept the recommendation of the
Admissions Committee with respect to
admission to the School of Nursing.
Carried.
Curriculum Committee
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
As Chair of the Committee, Dr. Marshall presented the following course changes and new
courses for approval: ANSC 515, CICS 520, STAT 540.
Dr. Marshall
Mr. Taylor
That Senate approve the course changes and
new courses from the Faculty of Graduate
Studies.
Carried.
Student Awards Committee
Please see also 'Appendix A: New Awards.'
As Chair of the Committee, Dr. Thompson presented the new awards for approval.
Dr. Thompson
Dr. Rosengarten
That the new awards listed be accepted and
forwarded to the Board of Governors for
approval, and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Carried.
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 50
Minutes of December 15,2004
Tributes Committee
Tributes Committee
Dr. Thorne presented the reports, as Chair of the Committee.
CANDIDATES FOR EMERITUS STATUS
Please see also "Appendix B: Candidates for Emeritus Status."
The Committee had circulated a list of retiring and resigning faculty members, and
recommended that Senate grant them emeritus status.
Dr. Thorne l        That Senate accept the recommendations of the
Dr. R. Harrison J        Tributes Committee with respect to emeritus
status.
Carried.
REGALIA COLOURS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
The Tributes Committee recommended that the regalia colours for the Bachelor of
Environmental Design be approved as:
Unlined hood: Dark yellow/goldenrod
Cord: White.
Dr. Thorne l        That Senate accept the recommendations of the
Dean Isaacson i        Tributes Committee with respect to regalia
colours.
Carried.
MEMORIAL MINUTE
Dr. Thorne read out the following memorial minute:
George Hugh Neil Towers
Dr. George Hugh Neil Towers served Senate as a Representative of the Faculty of
Science from 1966 to 1969.
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 51
Minutes of December 15,2004
Ad Hoc Committee to Review Senate
Dr. Towers was born in Bombay, India and was educated in Burma where his early
interest in the natural world began. He went on to receive his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from
McGill University and his Ph.D. in 1954 from Cornell University. Following academic
appointments at McGill and the NRC in Halifax, Dr. Towers came to UBC where he
served at the Head of the Department of Botany froml964 to 1971. From 1971 to
retirement as Professor Emeritus in Botany in 1989, Dr. Towers devoted his energies
to research and teaching at UBC. Dr. Towers was a Fellow of the Royal Society of
Canada, receiving the Flavelle Medal in 1986. Most recently, in 2001, Dr. Towers was
recognized by ISI as one of UBC's most highly cited scientists with more than 425
papers and book chapters in his areas of research, Botany and Phytochemistry.
Dr. Thorne l        That the memorial minute for Dr. George
Mr. Verma J       Hugh (Neil) Towers be entered into the
Minutes of Senate and that a copy be sent to
the family of the deceased.
Carried.
Ad Hoc Committee to Review Senate
As a member of the ad hoc Committee, Dr. James Brander gave an oral report on the
status of the Committee's work in reviewing the Senate and preparing its report. He
stated that he was hopeful that the report would be completed prior to the April 2005
meeting of Senate. The Committee had received input from a large number of interested
parties and had begun to draft the report. Respondents had been generally positive about
Senate, although many people had expressed the sentiment that Senate had lost its role as
the leading academic governing body at the University. Some respondents had suggested a
diminished role was inevitable, given the growth and changing nature of the University.
The Committee requested feedback from members of Senate with respect to the
appropriate tone for its report, and particularly as to whether there was an interest in
having Senate attempt to reclaim a larger role in decision making. Members of Senate
were invited to forward their comments to the Committee via Ms. Lois Bishop at
lois.bishop@ubc.ca.
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 52
Minutes of December 15,2004
Report from the Vice President, Academic & Provost
Discussion
Mr. Mistry pointed out that the current student representatives to Senate would attend
their last meeting for the Senate term in March 2005, and that they would appreciate the
opportunity to participate in discussion about the review. Dr. Brander replied that the
Committee would make every effort to present its report at the March meeting, if
possible.
Report from the Vice President, Academic & Provost
MERGER OF DEPARTMENTS UNDER THE NAME OF DEPARTMENT OF CELLULAR
AND PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Vice President Whitehead had circulated a proposal to merge the Department of Anatomy
and Cell Biology and the Department of Physiology.
Vice President l        That Senate approve the merger of the
Whitehead J        Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and
Principal Gilbert the Department of Physiology under the new
name of Department of Cellular and
Physiological Sciences, effective February 1,
2005.
Vice President Whitehead noted that the circulated document proposed retroactive
approval for the merger, effective July 1, 2004. The Agenda Committee had expressed
concern about retroactive approval, and Vice President Whitehead had agreed to amend
the effective date to February 1, 2005.
In response to a query from Mr. Riendl, Vice President Whitehead stated that the merger
would have no negative impact on existing undergraduate programs, or on the funding
for those programs. Mr. Riendl requested that the Vice President communicate with
students in writing to advise that the merger would have no negative impact on their
studies.
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 53
Minutes of December 15,2004
Report from the Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services & Registrar
Vice President Whitehead agreed to forward this request to the Dean of Medicine for
response.
The motion was
put and carried.
Report from the Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services & Registrar
REPORT ON ENROLMENT MANAGEMENT
Note: The full text of this report is not included in the Minutes. Copies are available from
the Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services.
Ms. Gaylea Wong, Acting Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services & Registrar, had
circulated for information a report on enrolment management statistics. She explained
that this report was a supplement to the report on registration statistics that had been
circulated at the November 2004 meeting.
In response to a query from Mr. Brady, President Piper stated that approximately 80% of
new UBC students came from British Columbia, while 10% came from other Canadian
provinces, and the remaining 10% came from outside Canada.
Dr. Tees requested clarification on the following abbreviations under the "GRAD"
heading on page 1 of the report: ARTS, EXCH, GRAD, GRADLaw, PLAN, and VISI.
Ms. Wong agreed to forward that information to Dr. Tees after the meeting.
In response to a query from Mr. Ahmadian, Ms. Wong clarified that "QUAL" was an
abbreviation for " Qualifying Student," and that decimal places appeared in reports based
on full time equivalent (FTE) enrolment, rather than head count.
The President thanked Ms. Wong for her report.
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 54
Minutes of December 15,2004
Adjournment
ACADEMIC YEAR 2005/2006
Ms. Wong circulated for information a summary of key dates for the 2005/2006
academic year, and invited members of Senate to view the full academic year at the
following URL:
http://students.ubc.ca/calendar/academicyear.cfm?action=draft&;page=2005.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The next regular meeting of
Senate was scheduled for January 19, 2005.
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 55
Minutes of December 15,2004
Appendix A: New Awards
Appendix A: New Awards
Robert and Kazuko BARKER Award: Awards totalling $500 have been endowed by former
students and colleagues to honour Dr. Robert Barker and his wife, Kazuko. Dr. Barker is a UBC
alumnus (B.A.1952, M.A. 1953) and a well-respected Professor and Provost Emeritus at Cornell
University. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculties of Arts and Science to
assist students with expenses including but not limited to unexpected educational or personal
expenses incurred by the student, travel costs and registration fees for attending conferences,
supplies and equipment relevant to their programs, research costs, etc. Income from the fund is
split equally between the two faculties. (First awards available for the 2005/2006 Winter Session)
Arthur and Norman CAMERMAN Entrance Scholarship: A $4,500 scholarship has been
endowed by Dr. Norman Camerman (B.Sc.1961, Ph.D.1964) to honour his association and that
of his twin brother, Arthur (also B.Sc.1961, Ph.D.1964), with UBC. Both brothers graduated from
King Edward High School in Vancouver and completed their undergraduate degrees at UBC on
full scholarships. Arthur Camerman (1939-2001) led his graduating class in Chemistry and had a
distinguished career in medical research as a Professor at the University of Washington and as co-
founder of Ardono Research. The award is made to students entering the University directly from
secondary school, primarily on the basis of their scholarly achievement. Candidates must be
nominated by their secondary schools. (First award available for the 2005/2006 Winter Session)
CHARLES River Laboratories Scholarship in Animal Welfare: Scholarships totalling $900 have
been endowed by the Charles River Laboratories Foundation for graduate students in the Animal
Welfare Program, with preference given to students doing work related to laboratory animals. The
awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. (First awards
available for the 2005/2006 Winter Session)
GRADUATING Class of Dentistry 1976 Bursary: Bursaries totalling $1,000 have been endowed
by the Graduating Class of Dentistry 1976 for students entering the Faculty of Dentistry. (First
awards available for the 2005/2006 Winter Session)
HARPER Grey Easton Prize in Law and Medicine: A $1,500 prize is offered by Harper Grey
Easton to an outstanding second or third year student in the course in Law and Medicine. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (First award available for the
2004/2005 Winter Session)
HEART Health Information Bureau Scholarship in Food, Nutrition and Health: A $1,000
scholarship is offered by Unilever Canada to an undergraduate student who demonstrates
excellence in the area of Food, Nutrition and Health, with preference for students studying
dietetics and demonstrating a strong interest in heart health and cardiovascular issues. The award
is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. (First award available for
the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 56
Minutes of December 15,2004
Appendix A: New Awards
Alan KRAUS Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $1,000 have been endowed by colleagues,
students and friends of Dr. Alan Kraus in honour of his retirement from UBC. A dedicated teacher
who was particularly supportive of Ph.D. students, Professor Kraus' intellectual curiosity and
thoroughness have been a cornerstone of the research environment in the Sauder School of
Business and an inspiration for his colleagues. The awards are made on the recommendation of
the Sauder School of Business to doctoral students in finance. (First awards available for the
2005/2006 Winter Session)
KPMG David McShane Award: A $3,200 award is offered by KPMG in memory of David
McShane, office managing partner for the greater Vancouver practice, to an undergraduate
student completing their second year in the Sauder School of Business. In adjudicating the award,
academic achievment, community involvment, and the ablility to serve, work and lead others are
considered. The award is made on the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business.
(Available 2004/2005)
KPMG Larry James Memorial Award: A $3,200 award is offered by KPMG in memory of Larry
James a leader in the area of the Canadian Tax practice for KPMG from 1995 through 2003 and
a UBC graduate. The award is made to an undergraduate student completing their third year at
the Sauder School of Business. In adjudicating the award, academic achievment, community
involvment, and the ablility to serve, work and lead others are considered. The award is made on
the recommendation of the Sauder School of Business. (Available 2004/2005)
Lily LEE Scholarship in Nursing: Scholarships totalling $1,250 have been endowed by Lily Lee,
who graduated from VGH School of Nursing in 1955 and received a B.S.N, from UBC in 1956,
for undergraduate students entering studies in Nursing. The award is made on the
recommendation of the School of Nursing. (First award available for the 2005/2006 Winter
Session)
Louis NIEF Septodont of Canada Inc. Prize in Dentistry: A $500 prize is offered by Septodont of
Canada Inc. to a student in the second year of the D.M.D. Program who demonstrates a thorough
understanding of dental anesthesia and techniques. The award is made on the recommendation of
the Faculty of Dentistry. (First award available for the 2004/2005 Winter Session)
John N. PATON Memorial Prize: A $1,500 prize has been endowed by family and friends in
memory of John N. Paton, a partner of Stikeman Elliott LLP, for a student in the Faculty of Law
who has achieved academic excellence in real estate transactions and corporate commercial law.
Mr. Paton was regarded by those who knew him as a lawyer's lawyer and a great general
practitioner. He will be remembered by present and past members of the Vancouver office as a
friend and mentor. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (First
award available for the 2005/2006 Winter Session)
Frank STEVENS Scholarship in Studio Art: A $1,000 scholarship is offered by Cheryl Stevens in
memory of her grandfather, Frank Stevens, an amateur artist who switched hands to continue to
paint after becoming partially paralyzed in mid-life. The scholarship is awarded to a third or
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 57
Minutes of December 15,2004
Appendix A: New Awards
fourth year student majoring in Studio Art in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Department of Fine Arts. (First award available for the
2005/2006 Winter Session)
Stephen STRAKER Arts One Bursary: Friends, family, colleagues and students have endowed
bursaries totalling $1,500 in honour of Dr. Stephen Straker (1942-2004). Stephen was a
passionate teacher of the history of science, supporter of the Arts One Program, and founder of
the Science and Society Group at UBC, where he inspired generations of students for over thirty
years to question what they knew and how they knew it. The awards are offered to students
entering the Arts One Program. Normally, no individual bursary is less than $1,000. (First awards
available for the 2005/2006 Winter Session)
Previously-Approved Awards With Changes in Terms or Funding Source:
Award 00524 - Guenter Felix SANDERS Scholarship (revised wording): Scholarships totalling
$2,300 have been endowed through a bequest from Guenter Felix Sanders for students at the
University of British Columbia who are affiliated with the Knights Pythias in British Columbia
and are, preferably, honouring or majoring in mathematics or applied science. Basis of selection is
academic standing, but financial need may be a factor. Awards are made on the recommendation
of the University in consultation with the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, whose approval is
necessary and who are empowered to determine from time to time the amounts and conditions of
these awards.
How amended? The $46,000 endowment for this scholarship was administered from the time of
the donor's passing until the present by the Bank of Nova Scotia. An agreement has been reached
with the Bank to turn over the principal and responsibility for this trust to UBC so that it will
henceforth by administered directly by the University at a considerable saving in administrative
fees.
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of December 15,2004
04/05-58
Appendix B: Candidates for Emeritus Status
Appendix B: Candidates for Emeritus Status
1 Last Name
First Name
Fclty Name
Dept
Full title
Faculty Members Eligible for Emeritus Status December 31, 2004
Barman
Jean
Education
Educational Studies
Professor
Cleator
Iain G M
Medicine
Surgery
Professor
Denike
Kenneth G
Arts
Geography
Assistant Professor
deSa
Derek
Medicine
Pathology
Professor
Gerry
Michael C L
Science
Chemistry
Professor
Haley
David
Forestry
Forest Resources Management
Professor
Hall
Judith G
Medicine
Paediatrics
Professor
Hatch
Ronald
Barrie
Arts
English
Associate Professor
Herring
F Geoffrey
Science
Chemistry
Professor
Kealy
John Kieran
Arts
English
Assistant Professor
Lam
Kee Yuen
Science
Mathematics
Professor
Logan
Donna
Arts
Journalism, School of
Professor
Lynn
Kyung Hee
Arts
Asian Studies
Senior Instructor
McWhirter
George
Arts
Thtre,Film&C Writg (Cr Write)
Professor
Newton
John S
Arts
Theatre,Film&C Writing (Film)
Associate Professor
Pratt
Ian C
Arts
Theatre,Film&C Writg (Theatre)
Associate Professor
Puil
Ernest
Medicine
Pharmacology Therapeutics
Professor
Rosenberg
Richard S
Science
Computer Science
Professor
Schuetze
Hans
Education
Dept of Educational Studies
Professor
Schwarz
Dietrich W F
Medicine
Surgery
Professor
Taylor
Frank J R
Science
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Professor
Urrello
Antonio
Arts
FrenchdTispanic & Italian Std
Professor
Vielkind
Juergen
Medicine
Pathology
Associate Professor
Zidek
James V
Science
Statistics
Professor

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