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 THE  UNIVERSITY  OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA
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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 SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
Attendance
Present: Prof. S. J. Toope (Chair), Mr. J. Ridge (Secretary), Dean T Aboulnasr, Ms. K.
Aminoltejari, Dr. R. Anstee, Mr. K. Arciaga, Dean G. Averill, Dr. K. Baimbridge, Dean
M. A. Bobinski, Dr. J. Brander, Dr. B. Cairns, Mr. A. Cheung, Ms. C. Colombe, Ms. B.
Craig, Ms. A. Dulay, Dr. W Dunford, Dr. D. Farrar (Provost & Vice-President, Academic), Dr. D. Fielding, Ms. M. Friesen, Mr. A. J. H. Hajian, Dr. W Hall, Dr. P. G. Harrison, Mr. E. Hilmer, Dean J. Innes, Ms. A. Johl, Mr. D. H. Kim, Dr. S. B. Knight, Ms. A.
Koehn, Dr. B. S. Lalli, Dr. B. Larson, Dr. D. Lehman, Dr. P. Loewen, Dr. W McKee, Mr. J.
Mertens, Mr. C. Meyers, Dr. G. Oberg, Dr. C. Orvig, Dr. K. Patterson, Dean S. Peacock,
Mr. B. Perrin, Dr. J. Plessis, Mr. S. Rasmussen, Mr. J. Rebane, Dr. A. Riseman, Dr. T
Ross, Dr. L. Rucker, Mr. J. Scafe, Dr. S. Singh, Dr. R. Sparks, Dr. J. Stapleton, Dr. B.
Stelck, Mr. D. Thakrar, Dr. S. Thorne, Dr. M. Upadhyaya, Mr. D. Verma, Dr. M. Vessey,
Ms. L. Watt, Dr. R. Windsor-Liscombe, Mr. J. Yang.
Guests: Dr. A. Kindler, Ms. S. Nakata, Dr. W Pue.
Regrets: Principal M. Burgess, Mr. G. Dew, Mr. A. C. Embree, Dean B. Evans, Rev. Dr. S.
Farris, Mr. R. Gardiner, Mr. C. Gorman, Mr. E Grajales, Mr. S. Haffey, Dean M. Isman,
Dr. A. Ivanov, Mr. D. Leung, Mr. B. MacDougall, Dr. P. L Marshall, Mr. W McNulty,
Ms. S. Morgan-Silvester (Chancellor), Dean D. Muzyka, Principal L. Nasmith, Ms. I.
Parent, Ms. E. Segal, Dean pro tern. J. Shapiro, Dean C. Shuler, Dean R. Sindelar, Dean
G. Stuart, Dr. R. Wilson, Dr. R. A. Yaworsky.
Recording Secretary: Ms. L. M. Collins.
Call to Order
The Chair called to order the first regular meeting of the 2010/2011 academic year.
Vol. 2010/2011
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Minutes of September 15, 2010
Senate Membership
NEW MEMBERS
The Secretary introduced and welcomed the following new members of Senate:
Dean Gage Averill, Faculty of Arts;
Dean John Innes, Faculty of Forestry:
Dr. John Stapleton, St. Mark's College.
DECLARATION OF VACANCY
The Secretary declared a vacancy for one elected faculty representative of the Faculty of
Medicine to replace resigning Senator Dr. Trevor Young.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Rucker l     That the minutes of the meeting of May 12,
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Mr. Hajian J     2010 be adopted as circulated.
LAdopted by
unanimous
consent.
Remarks from the Chair & Related Questions
Prof. Toope provided an overview of issues on the horizon for the University as he prepared to begin his second term as President. Highlights were as follows:
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
• Recent election of Mr. Bill Levine as Chair of the UBC Board of Governors.
ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP
• Recent decanal appointments: Dr. Gage Averill, Faculty of Arts, and Dr. John Innes,
Faculty of Forestry;
• Decanal search in the Faculty of Education underway;
• Upcoming external reviews: College for Interdisciplinary Studies (first review), Faculty
of Commerce & Business Administration, Faculty of Science;
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Remarks from the Chair & Related Questions, continued
TEACHING
In addition to an impressive array of teaching innovation at the Faculty, departmental,
and classroom levels:
• Merger of Centre for Teaching & Academic Growth (TAG), Office of Learning Technology (OLT) and Telestudios to become the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology;
• Upcoming creation of a framework for better English language support for ESL undergraduate and graduate students;
• Senior Appointments Committee to establish a process to embed teaching achievement
as an integral part of faculty promotion and tenure.
RESEARCH
• An International Max Planck Centre to be established on the Vancouver campus,
related to the Quantum Materials Institute;
• Recent arrival of Dr. Matt Farrer, Canada Excellence Research Chair and world-leading expert on Parkinson's Disease;
PLACE & PROMISE IMPLEMENTATION
• First progress report on nine Place & Promise commitments issued in June 2010;
• International Engagement mid-level plan to be presented to Senate in the near future;
• Student residences nearing completion at both campuses;
• 2010/2011 was the first full budgeting cycle linking fiscal accountability and strategic
planning.
VANCOUVER CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION
Projects to be completed over the following year included:
• Child Care Expansion Phase I;
• Biosciences West and South Renew;
• Tennis facility;
• Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering building addition;
• Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability (CIRS).
Many additional projects were scheduled for 2011/2012.
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Remarks from the Chair & Related Questions, continued
LAND USE PLANNING
• UBC undertaking a new Land Use Amendment process under new provisions enacted
by the provincial legislature;
• Themes included promoting housing affordability, changing the land use designation
for the UBC Farm from "future housing reserve" to "green academic", and regularizing academic land use to better support the University's academic mission;
• The Board of Governors had established guiding principles: academic mission, sustain-
ability, housing affordability, community completeness and functionality, creativity and
flexibility, and strong governance.
• Face-to-face and online consultation opportunities continuing through October 2010,
with a formal public hearing scheduled in November.
RELATIONSHIP WITH GOVERNMENT
• Continued strong support from the provincial government;
• Following the February 2010 Speech from the Throne, consideration of removing the
university from the government reporting entity to increase financial flexibility;
• Working with federal government to ensure an appropriate focus for its upcoming
review of research and development;
UNIVERSITY RANKINGS
• Rankings continue to be important to some external audiences;
• UBC and other universities had been working with the Times Higher Education Supplement to improve ranking methodology; new rankings were to be published shortly;
• UBC had retained its place in the Jiao Tong rankings at 36th.
PRESIDENTIAL CALENDAR AND PRIORITIES
• Prof. Toope gave an overview of his travel plans in support of international linkages
and strategic partnerships;
• Personal goals linked to implementation of Place & Promise;
• National roll-out of UBC's brand;
• New student communications strategy;
• Focus on communications: concern that UBC was not telling its story well enough to
internal and external audiences; assistance from Senators requested here, as Senate was
a vital forum for dissemination of information;
Prof Toope had circulated for information a record of his activities for May - July 2010.
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Remarks from the Chair & Related Questions, continued
DISCUSSION
At Dr. Knight's request, Prof. Toope commented on the status of public transit. He
expressed frustration about inadequate service levels. Due to under funding, Translink
had cancelled several important projects. Prof. Toope also expressed disappointment that
the recent Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy placed rapid transit to UBC
behind other projects, including the "green line" to the Fraser Valley. The AMS Council
had passed a resolution opposing the Regional Growth Strategy and the Board of Governors had also expressed concern. Concerted advocacy efforts would be necessary in this
area.
In response to a question from Dr. Singh, Prof. Toope detailed plans for an upcoming trip
to India by Canadian university presidents. He explained that Canadian universities had
previously been unable to gain the desired level of traction with respect to student recruitment and institutional partnerships in India, particularly compared to their Australian
and British counterparts. The Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada (AUCC)
had proposed a more dramatic approach to declaring Canada's interest in higher education in India. Under the terms of the recent Canada-India Memorandum of Understanding on Higher Education, Canadian university presidents were to travel to meet with
potential partners and national media. Discussions were ongoing with the federal government about potential programs or other measures to support strong relationships with
India.
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From the Board of Governors
The Senate received for information confirmation that the following items approved by
the Vancouver Senate had been subsequently approved by the Board of Governors, as
required under the University Act.
Senate Meeting of May 12, 2010
Curriculum Proposals from the Faculties of Applied Science, Arts, Commerce &
Business Administration, Graduate Studies (Arts, Commerce & Business Administration, Education, Medicine, and Science), and Science;
New Awards;
Establishment of the Quantum Matter Institute in the Faculty of Science;
Disestablishment of the Centre for International Health.
Guest Presentation: Office of the Ombudsperson for Students
Following an introduction by Dr. Farrar, the assembly recognized guest presenter Ms.
Shirley Nakata, University Ombudsperson. Ms. Nakata gave an overview of the mandate
and activities of her office. Highlights were as follows:
• An independent, impartial, and confidential resource to ensure that students are treated
fairly in every aspect of university life;
• Office established in September 2009, jointly funded by the University, AMS, GSS;
• Guided by an Ombuds Advisory Committee, direct report to the President;
• Services include referring, coaching, facilitating informal resolution of complaints,
investigating complaints of unfairness, making recommendations for systemic change;
• First annual report available at: http://www.ombudsoffice.ubc.ca/aboutus/annual-
reports/; included observations about compartmentalization, accessibility of information, service standards, intercultural acuity;
Ms. Nakata invited Senators to contact her to discuss how the Ombuds Office might best
support their work.
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Office of the Ombudsperson for Students, continued
DISCUSSION
In response to a question from Mr. Meyers, Ms. Nakata confirmed that her Office served
as a resource for student appellants to Senate Committees. While the Office could not act
as an advocate for an individual student, there was support available to assist with understanding policy, accessing available resources, and helping the student to clarify the issues
under appeal.
Mr. Hajian asked about mechanisms for raising awareness among students. Ms. Nakata
invited advice on how best to reach students, noting that she had already been advised
that mass email messages often went unread. She drew attention to recent meetings with
stakeholder groups, a poster campaign, and consideration of advertising using social
media. Dr. Harrison added that many Faculties had also been working with the Ombuds
Office to embed content about available services on Faculty websites.
In response to a question from Mr. Rebane, Ms. Nakata stated that she was very pleased
with the relationship between her Office and the AMS and GSS, and noted that many
joint initiatives were in development. She noted a complementary relationship between
the services provided by the three offices, and expressed the opinion that this relationship
was beneficial to students.
The President thanked Ms. Nakata for her report, describing the first annual report of the
Office of the University Ombudsperson as very perceptive.
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Admissions Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Fielding presented the reports.
CHALLENGED EXAMINATIONS
The Committee recommended for approval a revised calendar entry on admission
requirements for applicants following the BC/Yukon secondary school curriculum. In
December 2009, Senate had approved criteria for including secondary school courses in
the calculation of an admission average, which specifies that grades based on prior learning assessment and/or challenge exams are to be excluded from admission averages but
may be used to satisfy program prerequisites. The revised calendar entry reflected this
change.
PROGRAM-SPECIFIC PREREQUISITES
The Committee recommended for approval a revised calendar entry on applicants from a
college or university. The proposed changes provided general information on program-
specific prerequisites for transfer applicants.
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10/11 -9
Admissions Committee, continued
APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES
The Committee recommended for approval of a revised calendar entry on application and
document deadlines.
Dr. Fielding
Dr. Anstee
That Senate approve the changes in
admission requirements for applicants
following the BC/Yukon secondary school
curriculum, effective for admission to the
2011 Winter Session and thereafter; and
That Senate approve the revised calendar
entry on program-specific prerequisites for
applicants from a college or university,
effective for entry to the 2011 Winter
Session and thereafter; and
That Senate approve the revised calendar
entry on application and document
deadlines, effective for entry to the 2011
Winter Session and thereafter.
Carried.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ADMISSION STANDARD - PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH
(ACADEMIC)
The Committee recommended for approval the addition of the Pearson Test of English
(Academic) to the list of English language proficiency tests that applicants may present to
satisfy the University's English Language Admission Standard.
Dr. Fielding l     That Senate approve the Pearson Test of
Mr. Mertens J     English (Academic) as an English language
proficiency test that satisfies the University's
English Language Admission Standard,
effective for entry to the 2011 Winter
Session and thereafter.
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Admissions Committee, continued
DISCUSSION
In response to a question from Dr. Dunford, Dr. Fielding confirmed that all approved tests
of English language proficiency were anchored to a common standard for use in the
admissions process. Dr. Anstee confirmed that it was necessary to update the list of
approved tests from time to time as new information became available.
The motion was
put and carried.
Agenda Committee
Committee Chair Dean Bobinski presented for information the following report:
The Agenda Committee has received five (5) submissions in response to the May
2010 call for Topics of Broad Academic Interest. The Committee is currently in
the process of following up with proposers and identifying appropriate next steps
toward developing these topics for possible discussion by Senate.
At the May 2010 Senate meeting, the Agenda Committee acknowledged the awkward timing of a summer call for submissions, and agreed to consider how best to
reach members of the university community. Following further discussion, the
Committee recommends that submissions be accepted on an ongoing, year-round
basis. A notice to this effect will appear shortly on the Senate website at www.sen-
ate.ubc.ca/vancouver.
As per the usual practice, the Agenda Committee will consider how best to proceed in response to each new submission and will report to Senate as appropriate.
Curriculum Committee
See also Appendix A: Curriculum Summary.'
Committee member Dr. McKee presented a report on proposals approved by the Committee over the summer in accordance with Rule 27(b) of the Rules and Procedures of the
Vancouver Senate.
Dr. McKee l     That Senate ratify the decisions of the Senate
Mr. Mertens J     Curriculum Committee regarding the
attached proposals.
Carried.
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Nominating Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Windsor-Liscombe presented the report.
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP ADJUSTMENTS
The Committee had circulated proposed adjustments to the membership of standing
Committees of Senate.
AMENDMENT
At the request of the Nominating Committee, the assembly amended the proposal to add
the recommended appointment of Dr. Kenneth Baimbridge to fill a vacancy on the Academic Building Needs Committee
Dr. Windsor-
Liscombe
Mr. Thakrar
That the Senate approve the recommended
revisions to the membership of Committees
of Senate, as amended.
Carried.
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE COMPOSITION
Dr. Windsor-
Liscombe
Mr. Verma
That the composition of the Vancouver
Senate Admissions Committee be adjusted
to replace the "Associate Registrar and
Director, Student Recruitment, Admissions
and Awards " with the "head of the unit
responsible for undergraduate admissions,
as designated by the Registrar," as an ex-
officio, voting member (except in cases of
Student Appeals).
Carried.
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Nominating Committee, continued
TEACHING & LEARNING COMMITTEE COMPOSITION
Dr. Windsor-
Liscombe
Ms. Friesen
That the composition of the Vancouver
Senate Teaching & Learning Committee be
adjusted to replace the "Director, Centre for
Teaching and Academic Growth " with the
"Academic Director, Centre for Teaching,
Learning and Technology" as an ex-officio,
voting member.
Student Awards Committee
NEW AWARDS
See also Appendix B: New Awards.'
Committee Chair Dr. Stelck presented the report.
Dr. Stelck
Mr. Kim
That Senate accept the awards as circulated
and forward them to the Board of
Governors for approval and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
Carried.
Tributes Committee
Committee Chair Dr. Thorne presented the report.
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REGALIA: MASTER OF FOOD AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS
Dr. Thorne l     That Senate approve regalia, i.e., hood
Mr. Rebane J     colours, for the Master of Food and
Resource Economics as "fully lined maize
with gold and red cord".
Carried.
Report from the Provost & Vice-President, Academic
DONALD RIX BC LEADERSHIP CHAIR IN GENETIC MEDICINE
Dr. Farrar presented the report.
Dr. Farrar l     That Senate approve the establishment of
Dr. Cairns J     the Donald Rix BC Leadership Chair in
Genetic Medicine, made possible by funding
from the Province of British Columbia's
Leading Edge Endowment Fund and the
Genome BC Foundation.
Carried.
Tributes Committee - in camera
In closed session, the Senate considered a recommendation from the Tributes Committee
with respect to a candidate for an honorary degree.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The following regular meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, 2010.
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APPENDIX A: CURRICULUM SUMMARY
Graduate Proposals
APPLIED SCIENCE
NEW COURSE
CEEN 550
SCIENCE
CHANGED COURSE
EOSC 525
Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration
CHANGED OPTION
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (formerly Human Resources Management)
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APPENDIX B: NEW AWARDS
ALUMNI Association of the University of Hong Kong, British Columbia, 40th Anniversary Travel Award: In celebration of their 40th anniversary, awards totalling $1,000 have
been endowed by the members of the Hong Kong University Alumni Association to promote exchange and understanding between Hong Kong University and UBC. To be considered, candidates must be undergraduate students who are selected to participate in the
exchange program with Hong Kong University. Recommendations are made by the
Office of Student Financial Assistance and Awards in consultation with Go Global. (First
Available in the 2011/12 Academic Session)
Ibn BATTUTA Award for Field Research: Travel awards of up to $3,000 are offered to
graduate students in any field of study who wish to conduct field research in the following Muslim-majority countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Comoros, Iraq, Iran, Jordan,
Libya, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Saudi
Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Xinjiang (Western China) and
Yemen. To be considered, graduate students must have a minimum overall GPA of 80%
in their last two years of study. Candidates should also have completed at least one
course in field research methods, or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge.
Awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First
Available in the 2010W Academic Session)
N.H. BENSON International Graduate Award: Awards totalling $2,000 have been
endowed in memory of N. H. Benson to graduate students who are members of Green
College or St John's College. Recommendation is made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First Available in the 2010W Academic Session)
Nadean BURKETT Award for Volunteerism in Dentistry: A $1,000 award is offered to a
student in any year of study in either Dental Hygiene or Doctor of Dental Medicine
Degree Programs who demonstrate volunteerism in their clinic work. Candidates must
demonstrate how they have embraced volunteer opportunities and describe future outreach plans they wish to pursue that would enrich the lives of those less fortunate. To be
considered, students must apply to the selection committee in the Faculty of Dentistry by
June 30th- Details can be found by contacting the Faculty of Dentistry. Recommendation
is made by the Faculty of Dentistry. (First Available in the 2010W Academic Session)
Carlos CARRILLO Community Service Award: A $1,000 service award is endowed by
friends and family in honour of Dr. Carlos Carrillo who was a tremendous advocate for
donating his time and talent in providing oral health care worldwide. This award will
recognize an outstanding student who demonstrates leadership, interest and passion in
community oral health care outreach both locally and internationally. Recommendations
are made by the Faculty of Dentistry and, in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First Available in the 2011W Academic Session)
Marnie CARTER Scholarship in Music: A $1,000 scholarship has been endowed for stu-
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Appendix B: New Awards, continued
dents studying piano, collaborative piano, composition, or music education at the School
of Music. Since 1963, Marnie Carter has been an inspirational force in the Vancouver
musical community. As an accomplished performer, piano teacher and vocal coach, and a
passionate supporter of the arts, Marnie is known and loved for her amazing ability to
collaborate and bring people together. The award was created in honour of her birthday
from her friends and family. The award is made on the recommendation of the School
and, in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First Available in the 2011W Academic Session)
Harry DHARI Memorial Prize in Athletics: A $500 prize is offered by friends and family
in memory of Harry Dhari, BSc Agriculture '00 who had a thirst for knowledge and
excelled in the various sports he pursued. Harry had an admirable sense of motivation
and constantly challenged himself to perform to the best of his abilities. The prize is
offered to a graduate or undergraduate student who excels in sports and demonstrates a
passion for athleticism. Recommendation is made by the UBC Athletics and Recreation
Association. (First Available in the 2010W Academic Session)
LONDON DRUGS Limited 60th Anniversary Celebration Undergraduate Scholarship:
Two $1,000 scholarships have been generously endowed by London Drugs Limited as
part of their 60th Anniversary Celebration to be awarded to undergraduate students in
the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The awards will be made on the recommendation
of the Faculty. (First Available in the 2010W Academic Session)
Tire LYNA and Ken PINDER Memorial Scholarship in Engineering: A $1,200 scholarship is offered by Lyna Manufacturing to honour the memory of Dr. Ken Pinder, a
respected professor who dedicated 47 years to UBC, and was committed to its students
and the larger community. This award is offered to an undergraduate student entering
the second, third, or fourth year of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the Faculty of
Applied Science. Preference is given to a First Nations student who is academically gifted
and demonstrates leadership and social concern. The award will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First Available in the 2010W Academic Session)
Harper GREY LLP Prize in Environmental Law: A $1,500 prize is offered by the law
firm of Harper Grey LLP to a student graduating from the JD program who has demonstrated a strong commitment to and excellence in the field of environmental law. Preference will be given to students graduating with the specialization in environmental &
natural resources law. This award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law.
(First Available in the 2010W Academic Session)
Jamie KAUKINEN Entrance Scholarship in Prosthodontics: A $5,000 entrance scholarship is offered by Dr. Kaukinen to the top ranked student entering the Prosthodontic Program, based on scholarly achievements at the undergraduate level who is a Canadian
Citizen. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry and, in
the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First
Available in the 2010W Academic Session)
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Appendix B: New Awards, continued
Robert Alan KENNEDY Service Award in Dental Hygiene: A $1,000 service award is
offered by Mr. Robert Alan Kennedy to a dental hygiene student, who demonstrates
excellence in community service, student leadership, or volunteerism and is recognized by
peers as having demonstrated a high level of professionalism, compassion, humanism,
while modeling a patient-centred approach to care. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (First Award Available 2010W)
MONARCH Pediatric Fellowship: A $20,000 fellowship is offered by Monarch Pediatric
Dental Centre and Orthodontic Dental Centre to a dental student entering the first year
of the Graduate Pediatric Program. To be considered candidates must be either a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Recommendations are made by the Faculty of Dentistry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (First Award Available
2010W)
URBAN POLING Activator Award in Rehabilitation Sciences: Awards totalling $2,000
are offered by Urban Poling to a graduate student in the Rehabilitation Sciences graduate
program pursuing research in cancer, with preference given to those studying breast cancer and Master's level students. The awards are made on the recommendation of the
Department of Physical Therapy in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
(First Available in the 2010W Academic Session)
James Robert SCHELL Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships totalling $1,750 have been
endowed in memory of Professor Emeritus, James Robert Schell, professor in the School
of Music from 1964 - 1999 to undergraduate students in the School of Music who demonstrate financial need and who are majoring in an orchestral instrument. Preference will
be given to those studying the French Horn. Recommendations will be made by the Faculty in consultation with Student Financial Assistance and Awards. (First Available in the
2011W Academic Session)
Mike SAUZE Forest Operations Bursary: Bursaries totalling $2,000 are offered by Mike
Sauze, BSF'62, to undergraduate students in their second, third or final year of study in
the Faculty of Forestry, specializing in Forest Operations. (First Available in the 2010W
Academic Session)
Andrew R. THOMPSON Memorial Award in Law and the Environment: A $7,500
award is offered by Agnes Thompson in memory of her husband Andrew R. Thompson,
former professor of law whose ground breaking research, teaching and practice advanced
the fields of resource management and environmental law. The award is available to a
student completing their first or second year of the JD program to support participation,
either volunteer or with a small stipend, in a summer research or advocacy position on
law and the environment at a not-for-profit or inter-governmental organization. The
award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law. (First Available in the
2010W Academic Session)
University of BC Undergraduate Scholarship in ENVIRONMENTAL Sciences: Scholarships totalling $2,100 have been endowed by Dr. Robert Gilbert for full-time undergraduate students in third and fourth year undertaking studies in environmental issues. These
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Appendix B: New Awards, continued
studies may be carried out in the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, or the Faculty of
Applied Science. These studies can include any component of the geosphere, biosphere,
hydrosphere, or atmosphere of the Earth, including the influence of human activity on
the environment or the impact of the environment on human activity. Candidates must
have demonstrated academic excellence, as well as a firm commitment to environmental
issues. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Science. (First Available in the 2011W Academic Session)
Rodney YAMANOUCHI Memorial Bursary: Bursaries totalling $1,000 are offered by
friends and family of Rodney Yamanouchi to students in the JD program. Rod graduated from the Faculty of Law at UBC in 1993 and pursued a career in public service
working with the Legal Services Society and the Department of Justice. Recommendations are made by Student Financial Assistance and Awards. (First Available in the
2010W Academic Session)
PREVIOUSLY-APPROVED AWARDS WITH CHANGES IN TERMS OR FUNDING
SOURCE:
Mary ASHWORTH Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Education: A scholarship totalling $325 has been endowed by the UBC Language and Literacy Education alumni, and
the family and friends of Dr. Mary Ashworth, Professor Emerita of Language Education,
and founder of the TESL undergraduate and graduate programs at UBC, who passed
away on January 20, 2009. The scholarship is offered to an outstanding master's or doctoral student in the Faculty of Education who is focusing on teaching English as a Second
Language. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Language
and Literacy Education in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How amended: the award was formerly known as the Language and Literacy Education
Prize and the title revision comes at the request of the Faculty of Education to honour
Mary Ashworth. Letters from the donor contact Dr. Lee Gunderson and department
Head, Dr. Geoff Williams supporting the change are included.
Robert Alan KENNEDY Service Award in Dentistry: A $1,000 service award is offered
by Mr. Robert Alan Kennedy to a DMD student, in any year of study who demonstrates
excellence in community service, student leadership, or volunteerism and is recognized by
peers as having demonstrated a high level of professionalism, compassion, humanism,
while modelling a patient-centred approach to care. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty. How amended: this award is now solely directed to DMD students as per the donor's request.
Sandy LAIRD Service Award in Mining Engineering: A $2,000 service award has been
endowed by Sandy Laird to a second year undergraduate student majoring in Mining
Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership through active participation in extra-curricular activities in high school, the community, the university and/or in sports. The award is made on the recommendation of the
Department.
 Vancouver Senate 10/11-19
Minutes of September 15, 2010
Appendix B: New Awards, continued
How amended: This award was an annual award that the donor has decided to endow.
Dr. Charlotte THOMSON Memorial Scholarship - Scholarships totalling $1,300 have
been endowed through a bequest from Dr. Charlotte Thomson for students entering the
third year of the M.D. Program with preference that the scholarships go to female M.D.
candidates. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine.
How amended: include the statement 'with preference that the scholarships go to female
M.D. candidates' as per the donor contact's request.
Mary and David MACAREE Fellowship - Fellowships totalling $55,850 have been
endowed through a bequest by Mary Macaree (B.L.S. 1963) and David Macaree (M.A.
1960) for graduate students in Land and Food Systems or Forestry whose research is relevant to sustainability of agricultural or forest resource ecosystems. The awards are
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and the Faculty
of Forestry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How amended: opened the fellowship to include students pursuing a Masters degree as
candidates for consideration. The fund has grown enough to provide fellowships each
year to each of the two faculties.

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