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Office of the Senate
Brock Hall | 2016 - 1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Phone 604 822 5239
Fax 604 822 5945
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF 20 MARCH 2019
DRAFT
Attendance
Present: P. Adebar, T. Ahmed, S. Bates, R. Boushel, L. Burr, P. Chan, A. Collier, M. Coughtrie,
A. Dulay, B. Fischer, S. Forwell, I. Frigaard, I. Gattinger, I. Gilbert, S. Gilbert, C. Godwin, Q.
Golsteyn, L. Gordon, S. Grayston, M. Hamid, P. Harrison, M. Holmes, A. Ivanov, C. laeger, A.
Kindler, M. Koehoorn, C. Krebs, M. Kuus, M. Leuprecht, P. Loewen, D. MacDonald, M.
MacDougall, P. Marshall, S. Matsui, B. McNulty, P. Meehan, I. Olson, N. Pang, S. Parker, I.
Shepherd, A. Sheppard, A. Shilling, L. Stothers, C. Surniawan, A. Tanner, R. Tees, S. Thorne, R.
Topping, H. Xiao, R. Yada
Regrets: G. Averill, C. Dauvergne, E. Eich, B. Frank, G. Faulkner, V. Griess, M. Isaacson, P.
Keown, D. MacDonald, CW. Marshall, A. Murphy, S. Ngo, S. Singh
Clerk: Mr C. Eaton
Call to Order
The Vice-Chair of Senate, Mr lakob Gattinger called the Seventh Regular Meeting of the
Vancouver Senate for the 2018/2019 Academic Year to order at 6:03 pm.
Senate Membership
The Registrar announced that Mr I. Maximillian Holmes was acclaimed as elected to the Senate
Nominating Committee until 31 March 2019 and thereafter until replaced.
Minutes of 13 February 2019
Susan Forwell
Richard Tees
}        That the Minutes of the Meeting of 13 February
2019 be adopted as corrected:
Kevin Madill was present.
Approved
Tributes Committee
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The Chair of the Senate Tributes Committee, Dr Sally Thorne, presented.
MEMORIAL MINUTE FOR DR BIKKAR SINGH LALLI
Dr. Bikkar Singh Lalli was born on lune 5th, 1928, in Kotli, in the Punjab. As his own village
had no schools, he went to another village for his schooling. He was the first in his family to
undertake post-secondary education. After completing his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees
at Punjab University, he came to UBC at age thirty-four to undertake a PhD in Mathematics,
which he completed in 1966.
During a 42-year career, Dr. Lalli taught at Punjab University, UBC, and University of
Saskatchewan. He received grants from NRC and NSERC for research in Mathematics. A
distinguished scholar, he published over 150 journal articles. He was invited to lecture at
universities and research institutes around the world, and was a visiting scholar in four countries.
Dr. Lalli was elected in 1999 as a convocation member of Senate and served the University in
this regard until 2017, for six consecutive triennia.
Dr. Lalli's commitment to service extended beyond the university community. He served on the
Coalition to Eliminate Abuse of Seniors, the City of Surrey Seniors Advisory and Accessibility
Committee, the Kwantlen Foundation Board, and SFU's Komagata Maru Advisory Board. In
2011, Kwantlen Polytechnic University awarded Dr. Lalli with Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa)
for his community service. His presence will be greatly missed by family, friends, and
colleagues.
To his family and friends, the Senate and the University of British Columbia offer their
condolences and thanks.
Sally Thorne }        That Senate approve the Memorial Minute for Dr.
Claudia Krebs Bikkar Singh lalli, that it be entered into the
Minutes of Senate, and that copies be sent to the
family of the deceased.
Approved
Remarks from the Vice-Chair
The Vice-Chair of Senate, Mr lakob Gattinger, noted that as chair he could not participate in
discussions except under this item. He referenced the notice of motion to be presented by Senator
Malone later on the agenda and encouraged its consideration. He also advised Senate that for the
first time in a decade the Council of Senates would be meeting in the following week. Finally, as
this would be his final meeting, he thanked the Senate for electing him as vice-chair.
Presentation of Certificates of Thanks to 2018-2019 Student Members of Senate
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On behalf of President Ono, Vice-President Andrew Szeri presented Certificates of Thanks to
those students who had served as members of Senate over the past year.
Academic Policy Committee
The Chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee, Dr Paul Harrison presented.
EMERITUS COLLEGE
Paul Harrison }        That Senate approve and forward to the Board of
Richard Tees Governors for approval the attached Terms of
Reference for the Emeritus College, and that,
upon their approval, these Terms of Reference
become the ongoing governance documents for
the College, replacing any governing language
that had been previously approved in the
College's establishing documentation in May/June
of 2018.
Senator Harrison set out the 4 substantive changes: Correcting the title of the Vice-President
Academic, removing those in transition to retirement from membership, increasing the size of
the council and its quorum by 1 each, and clarifying the amendment procedures for the terms of
reference.
Senator Kindler asked about the quorum set for the College members. It was 25 and she asked if
it should be a percentage.
With permission of the Chair, Principal of the Emeritus College Dianne Newell said that
voting was only a substantive matter for election and this seemed like a reasonable
number.
Senator Harrison said they could come back with a change if needed with experience.
Approved
Awards Committee
The Chair of the Senate Awards Committee, Dr Lawrence Burr, presented.
AWARDS REPORT
See Appendix A: Awards Report
Lawrence Burr }        That Senate accept the awards as amended and
Hannah Xiao forward them to the Board of Governors for
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approval; and that letters of thanks be sent to the
donors.
Approved
Joint Report of the Admissions and Curriculum Committees
The Chair of the Senate Admissions Committee, Professor Carol laeger, presented.
Carol laeger }        That the new Bachelor of Pharmaceutical
Nicholas Pang Sciences degree program and its associated new
courses be approved.
Approved
Senator Harrison asked what the feedback was from biotechnology industries as we already had
a degree in that area.
Senator Coulter said that it was complimentary; mechanical engineering was well served
as a discipline, but not the areas where Chemistry and Biology meet.
Senator Golsteyn asked if experiential learning required special training for the practicum
instructors.
Senator Coultier replied yes, would be training the preceptors on how to train students,
and had site visits and follow up. There will be a training progress in place and with
regular check-ins with students on the placement and the learning environment.
Senator Xiao noted that 60% was the usual failing grade in the faculty but this program was
50%.
Senator Coultier said this was because it is not a professional degree; hence, we wish to
hold our students to the same standard as those in the students from the Faculty of
Science.
Senator Leuprecht asked if students in this program may want to go into pharmacy as a
profession, and if so, if we would we lose students to transfers.
Senator Coultier said that would be fine, either as a transfer or as an entry source to
pharmacy. They could apply like anyone else. About 60% of PharmD students have a
degree.
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By general consent, amendments were made to the proposal to state that for professional
programs in the Faculty, the passing grade for coursework was is 60%; and to substitute
PHAR491 for PHAR490 on page 65 of the docket.
Senator Fisher asked who the industry partners would be.
Senator Coulter said that we have a number of biotech companies and two local
pharmaceutical companies. We are in discussion with larger pharmaceutical companies.
Senator Fisher asked how many students could take this option with that number of
partners.
Senator Coulter said we had 17 spaces currently but we still have 4 years before anyone
could do this option. We expect around 40% of students will want this option. We expect
to need around 35 spaces.
Approved as
Amended
Curriculum Committee
The Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, Dr Peter Marshall, presented.
See appendix B: Curriculum report
MARCH CURRICULUM REPORT
Peter Marshall }        That the new courses, revised degree
Lawrence Burr requirements, reorganization of calendar pages,
new concentration, and revised minors brought
forward by the faculties of Arts, Commerce and
Business Administration, Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies (Taw), Peter A. Allard
School of Taw, Medicine, and Science be
approved.
Senator Ahmed noted that the partnership agreement with the University of Hawaii was being
dissolved. He noted that earlier this year we described it as promising in a press release.
Professor Matsui said it was not a popular program amongst American students.
Approved
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MARCH CURRICULUM REPORT - APPLIED SCIENCE PROPOSALS
Peter Marshall }        That the new courses and revised degree
lames Olson requirements brought forward by the Faculty of
Applied Science be approved
Senator Marshall said that while it was not rare for a negative consultation to be received for a
curriculum proposal, usually they are discussed and resolved before a proposal comes before
Senate Curriculum Committee. That is not the case here, despite there being a lot of effort to try
to resolve the issues but without success. As a result, the faculties of Applied Science and
Science do not agree on the proposed changes to the Chemical and Biological Engineering
program in the Bachelor of Applied Science. Senator Marshall advised that when the matter was
voted upon by the Senate Curriculum Committee, a strong majority still voted to recommend it
to the Senate for approval and thus it was before the Senate this evening.
Senator Forwell asked if the tension between departments would affect the program and courses.
Dr Marshall said no the Committee did not believe so.
Professor laeger said that they had lengthy debate and discussion within Applied Science
and many ongoing relationships with Science. The Faculty believes that this program as
proposed is best for its students.
Dean Aronson said that Science was very satisfied with the collegial interactions between her
faculty and Applied Science.
Dean Olson said that Applied Science had 13 engineering programs, which required between
148-178 credits. Essentially, for many programs the faculty tried to do 5 years of coursework in
4 years. The accreditation body for engineering had minima for 5 categories of credits, and in a
recent accreditation review it was clear that we had no design credits in year 2 of this program
and that was not best practice. In order to put more design credits in year 2 without increasing
workloads, we had to give up some additional natural science credits.
Approved
The Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee, Dr Richard Tees, presented.
RESEARCH COMMITTEE
Richard Tees }        That, effective 1 July 2019, Senate establish a
Philip Loewen Senate Research Committee as a standing
committee of Senate with the following
composition, quorum, and terms of reference:
Senate Research Committee
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Composition: 11 Senators, including 2 students (at
least one of whom is preferably a graduate
student) and 1 convocation member.
Chancellor (ex-officio) (voting)
President (ex-officio) (voting)
Registrar (ex-officio) (non-voting)
Vice-President Research & Innovation or an
Associate Vice-President Research as designated
by the Vice-President (ex-officio) (voting)
Quorum: 5
Terms of Reference:
-To consider, and to provide advice and
recommendations to the Senate, on key academic
matters related to research at the University,
including but not limited to:
'Institutional policies and procedures related to
research;
'Centres, institutes and other academic or
administrative units with research-focused
mandates;
'Research aspects of university-level strategic
planning; and
'The research environment, infrastructure,
funding and other issues which, in the opinion
of the Committee, have an impact on research
at the University.
-To consider an annual report on research at the
University from the Vice-President Research and
Innovation prior to its presentation to Senate.
-To meet or consult with other Senate committees
as required on matters of mutual interest.
Senator Shepherd said that at some universities ethics boards and animal care were explicitly
referenced.
Dr Tees said that the terms of reference were written to be brought enough to all for
policies around ethics boards and animal care to be considered as needed.
Senator Forwell asked if the committee would refine its terms of reference over time.
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Dr Tees said yes, but the key issue was having good people on the committee who would
learn from doing this remit if the terms are workable and improve on them.
Senator Frigaard spoke in favour of the motion and said the committee's members should be
those who do research.
Approved
Report from the Provost
QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCESS AUDIT RESPONSE
As the request of the Provost, the Senate recognized Associate Provost Simon Bates who
presented a summary of this matter.
Andrew Szeri }        That the Senate approve the cover letter and
Anna Kindler Institutional Response to the 2918/2019 QAPA
site visit report and its final submission to the
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and
Training.
Senator Forwell said it often not known what external reviewers would address. She noted that
this university has dozens of external reviews. She asked if this should not be given more
prominence in this work.
Senator Tees said the Province was new at this and it would make sense to highlight what
we do well to
Approved
STRATEGIC ENROLMENT PLANNING
The Provost, Dr Andrew Szeri, presented an update on strategic enrolment planning at UBC.
Senator Harrison said that the provost said that these were reflections of student demand, but
some of these changes have been orchestrated or constrained by departments.
Senator Krebs asked if the percentage growth of students compared with percentage growth of
faculty.
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The Provost said that educational leadership and other stream increases have kept this
largely constant. The decreases are in sessional hires, research faculty, faculties without
many international students, contract lecturers and teaching stream faculty.
Senator Shilling said that given the potential downturn in demographics, we should consider first
nations students in our planning. She noted that 17% of Canadian First Nations people lived in
British Columbia. She suggested we should speak with the 270000 First Nations people in BC
who are proportionally younger and tend to have more children.
Dr Szeri agreed. He advised that we were now in the tail end of the budget development
process and some of those initiatives are in the budget proposal.
Senator Koehoorn suggested the increases in graduate education in response to demographic
changes. Can this inform consultation with government?
Dr Szeri said that two weeks ago he was in Victoria and the $6 million from the last
budget year was used as seed money for graduate fellowships and we have nearly
doubled that.
Senator Leuprecht asked where we would go with non-degree post-graduate programs such as
certificates.
Dr Szeri said that we are about to launch a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund
(TLEF)-modelled program for online and hybrid delivery of content. We expect that this
will be vehicle for programs such as those.
Senator Loewen said that while the data may show that teaching capacity is largely keeping pace
with enrolment but that wasn't the lived experience.
Senator Golsteyn said that experiential learning needed space. Is this included as academic
space?
The Provost replies that yes it was, and it was largely constant on a per student basis. As
the offerings of UBC become more complex space needs to change over time.
Senator Frigaard said that local high schools still seemed full so this demographic data was
surprising.
Other Business
NOTICE OF MOTION
Ms leanie Malone presented a notice of motion:
That the Senate refer a discussion of inter-campus mobility and cross-campus academic
collaboration to the Council of Senates, and authorize the Council to receive and discuss once-
per-triennium reports on these topics.
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Ms Malone tied this to the strategic plan and key step in achieving that goal. The perception is
that it is easier to transfer from outside of UBC that it is to move between campuses.
This notice of motion was received under Rule 21 (f) of the Rules and Procedures of Senate and
put on the agenda of the next regular meeting of Senate for consideration.
APPEALS COMMITTEES
Senator Malone rose to raise a concern with the operations of the Senate's appeals committees.
Under Rule 21(d) of the Rules and Procedures of Senate, the vice-chair allowed this matter to be
included on the agenda.
Senator Malone said that last term she was made aware of a number of concerns that student
senators had with the processes relating to the Appeals Committees: specifically, the Appeals of
Academic Standing and the Appeals of Academic Discipline. These concerns largely relate to the
role and ability of student senators to serve on these committees, to the time commitments, the
subject matter, and the orientations made available to members of these Committees. Ms Malone
expressed concerns with her being advised that it would not be appropriate to meet directly with
the appeals committees and thus presented their list of concerns before the Senate:
1. Student Membership on Committees:
Principle: Student representation on every panel is critical to students' perception and experience
of fairness of university processes.
Explore the current process and practice of appointing panels (notice, criteria applied, etc.).
• Examine options to include more than one student on appeals.
• Acknowledge the difference between undergraduate and graduate student senator's
experiences.
• What do we prioritize during scheduling? Why?
Explore of clarify procedure for withdrawal of a senator from an appeal.
• Lack of forewarning about topic/person involved - concerns about conflict of interest,
sensitivity to topics such as sexual violence.
2. Diversity:
Principle: Diverse bodies make better decisions. Diversity in the composition of panels must be
achieved intentionally and purposefully.
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• Create structural and procedural mechanisms to ensure diverse pools from which to
appoint panel members.
• Explore creating guidelines, "job descriptions", and criteria to diversify composition of
adjudicative committee
• Is there room for any equity,diversity, orinclusivity training?
• Plagiarism treated with a similar level of seriousness as sexual violence cases. No
specific training for any topic provided; there is no "trauma-informed" approach used nor
mentioned.
Education and On-boarding:
Principle: High-functioning and well-supported panels who bring or develop competencies in
relation to UBC's strategic priority areas are essential for fair and respectful adjudicative
processes.
• It is very difficult to speak up on a matter when you do not feel like you understand the
environment or language being used. The result is student member participation is limited
and uncomfortable.
• There is a large gap in expectation setting. This has led to comments about being on
Appeals being "punishing", with a high workload in pre-reading and a high stress,
emotionally draining process for committee members.
• Senate staff to provide sufficient notice of hearing dates, training/awareness about
process to help Student Senators understand their adjudicative responsibilities before
their first Appeal.
o     When should a conflict of interest be declared?
o     What types of questions are reasonable to ask?
o      What is the obligation to confidentiality?
o     How does deliberation occur?
o     What is the role of these processes in the broader legal picture, in the case of a
criminal process being pursued?
• Establish a comprehensive and mandatory education module on procedural fairness that
includes training, mentoring, leadership, and practice that has substantive content
consistent with UBC's commitment to diversity and inclusion, privacy, trauma-informed
approaches and intercultural understanding. Ensure there are digital reference materials
of this training available to members.
o    Orientations to include descriptions of the breadth of issues that come to
committee, and manners in which they are dealt with.
o    Procedural fairness, bias, equity training and trauma-informed approaches.
o    Specific training from S VPRO/on sexual violence.
o    What to expect from an appeal - types of topics, procedures/rules, role of the
senators.
• Establish annual meetings for each tribunal to discuss systemic issues, review procedures
and make recommendations.
• Have available, prior to nomination to an Appeals body, clear expectations of committee
members - availability, time commitment, and topics.
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Scheduling:
Principle: Flexibility must be balanced with certainty, timeliness and predictability to ensure the
adjudication of issues are conducted in accordance with the principles of procedural fairness.
• Appeals often go overtime, and Senators are 'trapped' into an appeal (or the appellant
will be negatively impacted). Result is usually rushed deliberations, and Senators needing
to rearrange their calendars day-of when appeals run over.
• Create a fixed schedule of hearings throughout the year, with sufficient flexibility to add
hearing dates as needed, [in progress]
• Explore the pros and cons of a hybrid model of scheduling hearings.
• Encourage the Chairs or Senate Staff to manage time during Appeals and prevent
repetitive arguments. Encourage realistic time allocations prior to Appeals whenever
possible.
Process:
Principle: Key elements of procedural fairness include notice, disclosure, and the right to reply
before a decision of significance is made. Possible penalties should be knowable, transparent and
codified to a reasonable extent.
• Clarify the process and supports available for appellants (have this information available
online). Include resources on how to acquire an advocate. Consider having similar orientations
materials online so that there is an understanding of the process and scope, the roles of various
people, and timing.
• It appears that the lengthiness of the Appeals process has minimal impact on the
institution, but there are many impacts on the Appellants. This is particularly true in the
case of Academic Standing decisions which may impact registration, but may take
months or years to be resolved.
• Those who are not able to retain their own advocate are at a disadvantage. This appears to
be a financial/resource barrier to the process.
• Non-fluent students are at a disadvantage - access to translators is unclear, and
technically challenging language is used against the Appellant.
• There appears to be a desire to remove consideration of repercussions of the decision from the
process, in favour of applying the same consequences regardless of circumstances. This raises
concerns of fairness. Consider codifying categories of misconduct with possible ranges of
penalties. Add a procedural step to allow respondents to know and respond to findings of fact
and a penalty recommendation before a final decision is made.
• It is unclear what the process is for an Appeals body to provide critique of policies or
procedures in place after an appeal - only to assess whether they are followed. This means
Appeals sometimes end up hearing many cases due to a particular policy but have no avenue to
request that the Faculty or unit examine the appropriateness of the policy.
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• Consider conducting the process in plain language terms whenever possible.
• Consider amendments to procedure to allow the respondent to review any materials before
they are presented to the final decision-maker and to develop criteria for and guidelines around
the range of penalties that could be imposed on a student.
In conclusion, Ms Malone noted that our strategic plan has a goal of "achieving agility in
academic support and administration through thoughtful systemic change and simplification".
She expressed her hope that these concerns could be taken forward towards that goal and that the
Vancouver Senate was able to receive a response on the way in which they can - or can't - be
addressed. She thanked the Senate for its time and her fellow student senator and the
ombudsperson for their commitment to improvements, and the staff of the appeals committees
and the Ad Hoc committee for their work.
Senator Ahmed said he would need to take some time to consider what was said on this matter
and would have appreciated it having come to his committee first. He noted that some of it struck
him as factually inaccurate. He suggested that more could always be done to improve processes
but he was concerned by how this was bring brought up.
Senator Collier said that procedure was bent here by this being brought forward in this way and
she also felt that what was suggested was inaccurate.
Senator Holmes said student senators have put immense amount of work into this conversation
and they faced roadblocks at times. He suggested that this was being but forward now as this was
the last senate meeting for some students and this seemed to be only way to advance these
concerns.
Senator Hamid said she was chair of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Diversity and
Inclusion where some of these concerns had arisen.  She noted that working for the AMS
advocate she heard these concerns again and again from students. She respected the desire to go
through proper processes but she felt that prioritization of this conversation had been lacking at a
systemic level.
Adjournment
Seeing no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.
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Appendix A: Awards Report
NEW AWARDS - ENDOWED
Erickson-Kline-Moerike Nurse Practitioner Preceptor Prize
Prizes totalling $1,200 have been made available through an endowment established by Mr. Mtchel
Erickson and Mr. Martin Kline for outstanding nurse practitioner preceptors in the Master of Nursing
- Nurse Practitioner program. The prizes are made on the recommendation of the UBC School of
Nursing. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session.)
William D. Wray Graduate Scholarship in Japanese Studies
Scholarships totalling $5,000 have been made available through an endowment established by
Tokuko Wray in memory of her husband, William D. "Bill" Wray, for graduate students in the
Faculty of Arts undertaking study related to Japan with preference given to students researching
Japanese history. William D. Wray (1943-2017) taught Japanese history at UBC for 33 years. The
scholarships are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Arts in consultation with the Faculty
of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter academic
session.)
NEW AWARDS - ANNUAL
Dmitry Apel Memorial Award in Microbiology and Immunology
A $5,000 award is offered annually by the family of Dmitry Apel for a Ph.D. student in the
Department of Mcrobiology and Immunology with outstanding academic achievement who has
demonstrated involvement in the student community through volunteerism or participation in student
groups. Preference will be given to a student in the final year of the Ph.D. program. Dmitry was
pursuing his Ph.D. when he passed away, and was posthumously awarded his degree. Dmitry's
attitude towards scientific research reflected his passionate belief in the benefit of the fundamental
quest for knowledge. This academic award is made on the recommendation of the Department of
Mcrobiology and Immunology in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral
Studies. (First award available for the 2018/2019 winter session.)
Dottori-Attanasio Centennial Scholars Award in Commerce
Renewable entrance awards totalling $10,000 each are offered annually by Mark Attanasio and Laura
Dottori for outstanding domestic students entering the Bachelor of Commerce program in the UBC
Sauder School of Business. Recipients are academically qualified and would not be able to attend
UBC without financial assistance. In addition to academic merit, consideration is given to qualities
such as leadership skills, community service and recognized extra-curricular achievement. Preference
is for students from under-represented student populations. Subject to continued academic standing,
the awards will be renewed for a further three years of study or until the first undergraduate degree is
obtained (whichever is the shorter period). The Dottori-Attanasio family believes in the importance
of diversity and inclusion in business and society. It is their belief that people and companies always
do better when supported by persons with different backgrounds and perspectives. They created this
award to support students from different backgrounds in accessing a great education to reach their
full potential. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance
Award Committee. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session.)
Faculty Advisory Board Bachelor of Commerce Entrance Scholarship
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A $10,000 entrance scholarship is offered annually by the UBC Sauder School of Business Faculty
Advisory Board to outstanding undergraduate student entering the first year of the Bachelor of
Commerce program directly from secondary school. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or
permanent residents. Subject to continued scholarship standing, the award will be renewed for a
further three years of study or until a Bachelor of Commerce degree is obtained (whichever is the
shorter period). The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the UBC Sauder School of
Business. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session).
Brittany Jang Prize in Urban Futures
A prize of $500 is awarded annually to the top academic student in lower-level required courses in
the Urban Studies Program in the Faculty of Arts. Preference will be given to a top student from
URST 200 or GEOG250. The prizes are made on the recommendation of the Chair of Urban Studies
Coordinating Committee and the Department of Geography. (First award available for the 2018/2019
winter session.)
Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation
One medal is offered annually by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia to a student
graduating from any four-year undergraduate degree program who demonstrates academic merit and
contribution to the life of the University and/or to their community in the areas of inclusion,
democracy, and/or reconciliation. Contributions in the area of inclusion refer to the promotion of
diversity and inclusion and demonstration of strong collaboration and unifying efforts through the
promotion and display of tolerance and respect for others. Contributions in the area of democracy
refer to the strengthening of democracy through civic engagement or the advancement of human
rights and demonstration of the recognition of the fundamental rights and dignity of all persons at a
local, national, or global level. Contributions in the area of reconciliation refers to action taken to
transform society by establishing a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples and efforts
undertaken to heal communities. This award has no monetary value. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Lieutenant Governor's Medal Committee. (First award available for the
2018/2019 winter session.)
Dr. Zohreh Izadi Memorial Entrance Award
Entrance awards totalling $20,000 are offered annually in memory of Dr. Zohreh Izadi, to
outstanding students entering university directly from secondary schools, or transferring directly
from other colleges and universities, in Canada or abroad. Criteria for these entrance awards include
demonstrated academic achievements in the arts, or science with preference given to refugee
students. Recipients are academically qualified students with an interest in joining and contributing
to the UBC Vancouver community but who would not be able to attend UBC without significant
financial assistance. Dr. Izadi spent her life working as a physician, war medic, and humanitarian.
She had a great interest in the arts, having authored hundreds of poems and literary pieces, and
created a large body of paintings. She came to Canada as a refugee, and always had tremendous love
and admiration for students of science and the arts, and a particular interest in the wellbeing of
refugees. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award
Committee. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session.)
Petrov Family Graduate Scholarship in Chemical and Biological Engineering
A $2,000 scholarship is offered annually by Dr. Olga Petrov (Ph.D. 2018), Dr. Aleksandar Petrov
(Ph.D. 1996), and Irina Petrov (B.Sc. 2012) for outstanding Ph.D. students in the Department of
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Chemical and Biological Engineering. The Petrovs emigrated from Belgrade in 1996, then the capital
of Yugoslavia. Aleksandar worked for ten years in the computer hardware industry in Vancouver.
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis he retired and Olga supported the family through her
work in consultancy and teaching. Despite her own battle with cancer, she completed her Ph.D. in
Chemical and Biological Engineering at UBC in 2018. The Petrovs felt it was a privilege to study at
UBC and established this award to provide support and encouragement to future generations of
students. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the Department of Chemical and
Biological Engineering, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. (First
award available for the 2019/2020 winter session.)
Drs. Joan and Melville Shaw Scholarship in Music
A $2,000 scholarship is offered annually by Dr. Joan Shaw (B.A. 1969, B.Mus. 1972, Dip (Ed).
1997, M.A. 2000, Ph.D.) and Professor Emeritus Melville Shaw (M.D.), for students entering second
year or higher in the Bachelor of Music program. The lives of both Drs. Shaw have been strongly
influenced by music and their ability to make music and friendships around the world was based on
their love of all kinds of music. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the UBC School
of Music. (First award available for the 2019/2020 winter session.)
PREVIOUSLY APPROVED AWARDS WITH CHANGES IN TERMS OR FUNDING SOURCE
ENDOWED AWARDS
7308 - Arthur John Watson Memorial Bursary in Electrical Engineering
Rationale for Proposed Changes
The donor would like to open the candidate pool to all students in electrical engineering
while still giving preference to Indigenous students. As discussed with University Counsel
this amendment to the award description is within the stated purpose of the endowment which
is to support bursaries for electrical engineering students.
Current Award Description
Bursaries totalling $1,300 have been made available through an endowment established by Mrs.
Geraldine Stringer in memory of her first husband, Arthur John Watson, who graduated from UBC in
electrical engineering (BAScl953). The bursaries are awarded to Canadian Aboriginal undergraduate
students in Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science.
Proposed Award Description
Bursaries totalling $1,300 have been made available through an endowment established by Mrs.
Geraldine Stringer in memory of her first husband, Arthur John Watson, who graduated from UBC in
electrical engineering (BAScl953). The bursaries are awarded to Canadian Aboriginal undergraduate
students in Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science. Preference will be given to First
Nations, Inuit or Metis students of Canada.
International Leader of Tomorrow Awards
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Rationale for Proposed Changes
As approved at the February 12 meeting of the Board of Governors, the International Leader
of Tomorrow Award Endowment Fund will be renamed to the Karen McKellin
International Leader of Tomorrow Award Endowment Fund in honour of Karen McKellin,
Executive Director, International Student Initiative as requested by The Vice -Provost Dr.
Pam Ratner. The renaming of the related annual awards honors Karen's retirement and
significant contributions to UBC over her 20 years of service.
693 - International Leader of Tomorrow Award
Proposed Name: Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award
Proposed Award Description
No change.
8385 - International Leader of Tomorrow Bursary
Proposed Name: Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Bursary
Proposed Award Description
No change.
8483 - International Leader of Tomorrow Award (Start Up)
Proposed Name: Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award (Start Up)
Proposed Award Description
No change.
8484 - International Leader of Tomorrow Award (Living Allowance)
Proposed Name: Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award (Living
Allowance)
Proposed Award Description
No change.
8485 - International Leader of Tomorrow Bursary (Start Up)
Proposed Name: Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Bursary (Start Up)
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Proposed Award Description
No change.
8486 - International Leader of Tomorrow Bursary (Living Allowance)
Proposed Name: Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Bursary (Living
Allowance)
Proposed Award Description
No change.
Annual Awards
1609 - Wolrige Mahon Scholarship
Rationale for Proposed Changes
Wolrige Mahon LLP has been renamed to Baker Tilly WMLLP. They have requested that
their named annual award be updated to reflect this change.
Current Award Description
Four $500 scholarships are provided by Wolrige Mahon, LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants,
to four students in the third year of the Accounting option in the Sauder School of Business. They are
made on the recommendation of the School based on academic standing, leadership qualities and
interest in pursuing careers as Chartered Professional Accountants.
Proposed Name: Wolrige Mahon Baker Tilly WM Scholarship
Proposed Award Description
Four $500 scholarships are provided by Wolrige Mahon, LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants,
Baker Tilly WM LLP to four students in the third year of the Accounting option in the Sauder School
of Business. They are made on the recommendation of the School based on academic standing,
leadership qualities and interest in pursuing careers as Chartered Professional Accountants.
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Appendix B: Curriculum Report
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
New courses
CHBE 220 (4) Founding Principles in Chemical and Biological Engineering I; CHBE 221 (3) Founding
Principles in Chemical and Biological Engineering II; CHBE 263 (1) Introduction to Chemical and
Biological Engineering Laboratory Practice; CHBE 264 (2) Chemical and Biological Engineering
Laboratory
Revised degree requirements
Bachelor of Applied Science>Chemical and Biological Engineering>Degree Requirements
FACULTY OF ARTS
New courses
ASIA 150 (3) Asian Internets; ASIA 336 (3) Sufi and Bhakti Devotional Literatures; ASIA 389 (3) Life
Writings of South Asian Diasporic Women; ASIA 399 (3) Films of the South Asian Diaspora; ASIA 445
(3) Japanese Crime Fiction; ASIA 474 (3) From the Chronicle to the Archive: Cultures of History in
South Asia; GREK 403 (3-6) d Studies in Ancient Greek Prose and Verse; HIST 100 (3) What Is
History?; LATN 403 (3-6) d Studies in Latin Prose and Verse; RUSS 301 (3) Third-Year Russian I;
RUSS 302 (3) Third -Year Russian II
FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Reorganization of calendar pages
Commerce and Business Administration>Bachelor of Commerce>Co-operative Education; Commerce
and Business Administration >Bachelor of Commerce>Minors and Concentrations
New concentration
Sustainability and Social Impact
FACULTY OF GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES
Law
New courses
LAW 550 (3) Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations; LAW 588 (3) Ethics and Professionalism
PETER A. ALLARD SCOOL OF LAW
New course
LAW 414 (3) Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations
Removal of International Degree Partnership Program
Joint Legal Education Agreement with the University of Hawai'i
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
New course
MEDD 499 (4-8) d Clinical Electives
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Revised minors
Applied Animal Biology; Sustainable Agriculture and Environment; Food and Resource Economics;
Food Science; Nutritional Sciences; Sustainable Food System
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