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 THE   UNIVERSITY    OF   BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF OCTOBER 21, 1992
Attendance
Present: President D. W. Strangway (Chair), Vice-President D. R. Birch, Mr. S. Alsgard, Dr. A. P.
Autor, Mr. J. A. Banfield, Mr. S. W. Baumber, Dean C. S. Binkley, Mr. D.'A. C. Boulton, Dean pro
tem. M. A. Boyd, Dr. D. M. Brunette, Mr. B. D. Burgess, Dr. D. G. A. Carter, Professor E. A. Carty,
Dr. R. L. Chase, Dr. T. S. Cook, Dr. K. Dawson, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Mr. W. F. Dick, Mr. D. A.
Dyment, Miss C. J. Forsythe, Mr. M. A. Fuoss, Mr. E. B. Goehring, Dean M. A. Goldberg, Dean J. R.
Grace, Dr. S. E. Grace, Dr. R. D. Guy, Rev. J. Hanrahan, Dean M. J. Hollenberg, Dr. M. Isaacson, Dr.
J. G. T. Kelsey, Dr. M. M. Klawe, Mr. O. C. W. Lau, Mr. D. K. Leung, Dr. S. C. Lindstrom, Dr. D. M.
Lyster, Mr. D. Makihara, Dean B. C. McBride, Dr. J. A. McLean, Dean J. H. McNeill, Mr. W. B.
McNulty, Dean A. Meisen, Dr. A. G. Mitchell, Dr. L. Paszner, Ms. B. M. Peterson, Dr. C. Price,
Professor R. S. Reid, Dr. P. Resnick, Dean J. F. Richards, Mr. M. M. Ryan, Dr. R. A. Shearer, Dean N.
Sheehan, Mr. C. M. Sing, Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Dean C. L. Smith, Dr. L. de Sobrino, Dr. L. J. Stan, Mr.
M. Sugimoto, Dr. R. C. Tees, Mr. G. A. Thom, Dr. W. Uegama, Dr. J. Vanderstoep, Dr. J. M. Varah,
Mr. L. Waldman, Dr. D. A. Wehrung, Dr. R. M. Will, Dr. D. Ll. Williams, Mr. E. C. H. Woo, Ms. N.
E. Woo.
Regrets: Chancellor L. R. Peterson, Mr. J. D. Adler, Mr. D. A. Anderson, Dr. A. F. J. Artibise,
Professor P. J. Bryden, Dr. S. Cherry, Mr. N. A. Davidson, Dr. G. W. Eaton, Dr. S. W. Hamilton,
Dean M. P. Marchak, Dr. H. McDonald, Dr. R. J. Patrick, Mr. A. J. Scow, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr.
A. Van Seters, Dr. W. C. Wright, Jr.
Senate membership
i.      Declaration of vacancies (University Act, section 35(6))
Ms. K. Bentsen, student representative of the Faculty of Arts
Mr. J. Skorpil, student representative of the Faculty of Applied Science
ii.      Replacement
Mr. D. Makihara replaces Mr. Skorpil as student representative of the Faculty of Applied
Science
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dr. Slonecker l        That the minutes of the first regular meeting of
Dr. McLean J        Senate for the Session 1992-93, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
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Business arising from the Minutes
I.      SENATE NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP (P.10366)
In accordance with established procedures, a vacancy was declared at the previous
meeting for a non-student, non-convocation representative to serve on the Senate
Nominating Committee. A call for nominations was sent out after the September meeting,
and a nomination was subsequently received for Dr. Richard L. Chase.
Dr. Dennison
Dean Goldberg
That nominations close.
Carried.
There being no further nominations, Dr. Chase was elected by acclamation.
II.      MOTION RE CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND SENIOR UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATORS (P. 103 75)
Dr. Resnick briefly outlined some of the reasons for presenting the following motion.
Dr. Resnick
Mr. Baumber
Whereas the autonomy of the university is a
central feature of post-secondary institutions of
higher learning that must be preserved and
furthered;
And whereas senior university administrators,
be they the President, Vice-Presidents or Deans
of Faculties, personify that institution in the
eyes of the public;
Be it resolved that senior UBC administrators
who wish to accept an appointment to the
board of an outside corporation or enterprise
(other than non-profit or charitable) first seek
the approval of the UBC Board of Governors;
Be it further resolved that, in assessing any
such request, the Board be guided by the
principle that senior administrators not accept
positions on boards which could be seen as
jeopardizing the autonomy or integrity of their
office;
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Be it further resolved that where a senior UBC
administrator, with the Board's approval, has
accepted appointment to an outside board, any
emolument or honorarium (other than
legitimate expenses) derived from such an
appointment be turned back to the university,
either to general revenues, or to the designated
areas, e.g. student bursaries, the library, of
his/her choice.
In speaking to the motion, Dr. Chase stated that, in his opinion, rather than trying to
stamp out links with outside corporations, the University should encourage them. He felt
that corporations which appoint Presidents, Vice-Presidents, or Deans to their Boards
were being broad minded by bringing the university point of view into the board room
and he welcomed this change in attitude by both parties.
Dr. Will stated that the motion was difficult to respond to because it was multi-faceted.
He said it was difficult to disagree with the rhetoric and the reasons for introducing such
a motion. However, Dr. Will stated that he did not see any difference in purpose between
Dr. Resnick's proposal and the statement on Directorships and Memberships on Boards
in the Conflict of Interest Policies and Procedures presented to Senate at the previous
meeting, although he did see a great difference in the proposed means of achieving those
ends.
Dr. Will referred to the distinction made between accepting appointments to Boards of
profit and non-profit organizations. He stated that he could think of many non profit
organizations on whose boards it would not be appropriate for the President to serve. The
fact that a person was not paid for serving on the Board of a corporation was not a
guarantee that the integrity of the University would not be damaged. Therefore, in his
opinion, the distinction between profit and non profit was neither viable nor operational.
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Referring to the part of the motion that would require any fees earned to be turned back
to the university, Dr. Will stated that the university has very unique human resources to
offer to the public that inevitably have a price on them. He stated that many people
already earn money over and above their salaries by writing or by acting as consultants,
so he did not see this as a critical dimension of the motion. He felt that it was
incongruous to suggest that working for a corporation is not a good cause but that giving
any money earned from working for a corporation for the purposes designated in the
motion was a good cause.
Mr. Thom spoke against the motion stating that, in his opinion, the University should be
working towards becoming a greater part of the community.
Mr. Carter suggested that the motion was unduly restrictive and discriminatory to certain
members of the university community. He felt that it also questioned the personal
judgement and the integrity of UBC's administrators. He stated that the Conflict of
Interest Policies and Procedures were very comprehensive and if administered properly
would serve the university adequately.
Mr. Ryan also spoke against the proposal stating that to adopt such a motion would be
moving against the tide. Regarding money earned by serving on Boards of corporations,
Mr. Ryan felt that as long as faculty members fulfilled their obligation to the university
they were entitled to any compensation received from outside activities. He stated that it
was very important for a university to have contact with the outside world.
Mr. Baumber, student senator, spoke in support of the motion, stating that the intent of
the motion was to instigate a review of possible conflict of interest issues and
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should not be viewed as a process whereby permission to accept appointments would
necessarily be denied. He felt that on occasions where the university is accused of conflict
of interest it should be able to stand up as a university as a whole and say the university
has decided, as a body, that the involvement of this person is supported by the university
and that it enriches the university's interests.
Dr. Klawe spoke against the motion stating that although she supported the ideals for
which the motion stood, she was comfortable with the structure outlined in the Conflict
of Interest Policies and Procedures. She also saw no reason why people should not be paid
for serving on Boards of corporations.
Mr. Waldman, student senator, spoke against the motion stating that the university
would be further isolated from the community if this motion were to pass. He felt that it
took away the incentive for people to offer their services to the business world and to
create the contacts which he felt were very valuable to students.
Dr. Dennison stated that the real issue was a matter of perception. For instance, if a
person from the university serves on a corporate Board would it be perceived that the
university had lost its position of disinterest. Would that person be viewed as speaking for
or representing the university, or as a qualified individual exercising their own particular
form of academic freedom by serving on a Board. The question was how could a
university President in particular be perceived to be not speaking or not representing the
university on issues that are very touchy.
Mr. Woo, student senator, did not see that the motion should be perceived as the
university isolating itself from the public. He did not feel that it was restrictive to say
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that no senior administrator should be allowed to serve on any Board without the
approval of UBC's Board of Governors but rather that it was a mechanism for review.
Dr. Sobrino spoke in support of the motion. He did not feel as others did that in
approving the motion the university would be isolating itself from the public. The
intention was to impose a set of conditions so that participation in certain enterprises
could not perceived as the university giving up its autonomy.
Dr. McLean spoke against the motion. He stated that he had worked very closely with a
company during his sabbatical and had been able to bring information from the university
community into society. He stated that he also valued the opportunity this had given him
to discuss strategies relating to his research. He felt that the university had some vital
functions to fulfil and that it could participate with these companies without any conflict
of interest as long as it was in the best interests of all concerned. He stated that the
university needed to link in with the community and that this could be done without
sacrificing any of its autonomy and academic freedom.
Dr. Tees expressed concern that if the motion were to be defeated the perception might be
that Senate had taken a step backward in relation to the Conflict of Interest Policies and
Procedures presented at the previous meeting. He noted that the process of seeking
approval was included in those policies under the heading Directorships and
Memberships in Boards, and that the final paragraph makes it clear that whoever is
making the decision should be looking at the issue of the interests of the University.
Although he felt that this procedure was appropriate and that the proposed motion did
not add enough to vote for it, he was concerned that people might get the wrong idea if
the motion was defeated.
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Dr. Slonecker felt that the motion was restrictive and threatened academic freedom. He
stated that the Conflict of Interest Policies and Procedures dealt with the issue in a
permissive manner without diminishing academic freedom.
Mr. Banfield stated that he did not think that corporate powers wished to direct the
policy of universities. He felt that involvement with outside corporations was a plus not a
minus, and that he would like to see more of this interrelationship taking place, not less.
Dr. Resnick l        That a secret ballot vote be conducted
Mr. Baumber J
Lost.
The question on the main
motion was put and lost, 15 for
and 46 against.
III.      PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A JOINT BOARD-SENATE AD HOC COMMITTEE ON
THE ENVIRONMENT FOR TEACHING (P.10378)
The following proposal by Mr. Lau had been circulated:
In 1989, the Senate and the Board of Governors adopted a Mission Statement for
the University. This Mission Statement notes that as one of its objectives, the
University will "provide an education that will enrich the lives of its graduates,
enable them to play responsible roles in society, and ensure that degree programs
foster the ability to think critically, creatively and independently, to exercise
judgment, and to communicate clearly." Effectively, the University has committed
itself to provide its students with high- quality teaching.
A number of actions have been taken since 1989 to translate this commitment into
action, but one determinant of quality teaching remains as yet unaddressed. In
order to understand this it is useful to consider three aspects of the creation of high
quality teaching:
1. the evaluation of teaching;
2. the improvement of teaching; and
3. the environment for teaching.
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Recently, the area of the evaluation of teaching was reviewed by Senate; the review
recommended many good practices and identified areas which needed
improvement. With respect to the improvement of teaching, the Office of the
President and the Faculty Association have jointly funded the Faculty Development
Program, which offers programs to faculty members for the purpose of improving
their teaching skills. This proposal is intended to cover the third area-the
environment for teaching.
Whereas the evaluation of teaching has been studied by six different groups in the
past 18 years, and the improvement of teaching is currently being worked on by
the Faculty Development Program, the environment for teaching has yet to be
examined. Such an examination would focus not on the instructor or the course,
but on the conditions under which teaching takes place. Such conditions include at
least the physical (buildings, classrooms), the financial (government funding,
student/instructor ratios) and the contractual (University policy, promotion and
tenure requirements). Because such matters have both academic and budgetary
implications, it would be useful if both Senate and the Board of Governors were
involved. I therefore propose that Senate and the Board establish a joint ad hoc
committee to investigate the environment for teaching at the University, and I ask
Senate to adopt the following resolution:
Whereas The University of British Columbia is committed to ensuring high
quality teaching,
And whereas the University has recently taken important steps in the matter
of the evaluation and improvement of teaching,
Be it resolved, subject to the approval of the Board, that the Senate and the
Board of Governors establish a joint ad hoc committee to investigate the
environment for teaching at this University;
In particular, subject to the approval of both governing bodies, the terms of
reference of the committee shall be:
1. To define the important elements in the environment for teaching
(eg. physical, financial, contractual, etc.);
2. To investigate the positive and negative effects which these elements
have on both undergraduate and graduate teaching at the University,
in consultation with the Faculties, the Faculty Association, the
Alumni Association, and the Alma Mater Society; and
3. To report back to the Senate and the Board, making
recommendations if necessary concerning the environment for
teaching.
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Mr. Lau
Ms. Forsythe
Whereas The University of British Columbia is
committed to ensuring high quality teaching;
And whereas the University has recently taken
important steps in the matter of the evaluation
and improvement of teaching;
Be it resolved, subject to the approval of the
Board, that the Senate and the Board of
Governors establish a joint ad hoc committee
to investigate the environment for teaching at
this University;
In particular, subject to the approval of both
governing bodies, the terms of reference of the
committee shall be:
1. To define the important elements in the
environment for teaching (eg. physical,
financial, contractual, etc.);
2. To investigate the positive and negative
effects which these elements have on
both undergraduate and graduate
teaching at the University, in
consultation with the Faculties, the
Faculty Association, the Alumni
Association, and the Alma Mater
Society; and
3. To report back to the Senate and the
Board, making recommendations if
necessary concerning the environment
for teaching.
Dr. Kelsey spoke in support of the motion. He stated that it would be an appropriate
challenge to the proposed committee to set about defining something which has hitherto
been thought of as rather nebulous. He noted that there was a vast literature on the
evaluation of teaching but scarcely any on the environment for teaching. He stated that
not much research has been done on whether the kind of classrooms we have in
universities are exactly right for what goes on in them. He said that although he realized
that this would not be an easy job, it was a very important opportunity to do something
quite innovative in a climate in which
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universities are being asked to sharpen their teaching "axes" more than they ever have
before.
Dr. Will stated that he had difficulty with the proposed method chosen to reach the
objective of the motion. He said that anything to do with teaching was clearly within the
purview of Senate, not the Board of Governors. He stated that the proposed committee
would probably find that it was a question of resources and the collective agreement, i.e.
an incentive system by which people are encouraged to improve their teaching. This
would, of course, be a matter for the Board of Governors eventually, but in the meantime
he felt that it would be more appropriate if the committee were to make recommendations
which would then be forwarded to the Board of Governors rather than involving the
Board at this stage.
IN AMENDMENT:
Dr. Will l        That the motion be amended to read: "...That
Dr. Sobrino J        Senate establish an ad hoc committee to
investigate the environment for teaching..."
Several members spoke in favour of the amendment stating that the bicameral system
under which UBC operates gives the Senate primacy in academic matters and to give the
Board of Governors primacy in financial matters. To set up a joint Board/Senate
committee on such an important fundamental matter as teaching would go against the
primary intent of setting up such a bicameral system.
Some members felt that since the proposal would eventually involve the Board it would be
appropriate for the Board and Senate to work together to improve the environment for
teaching.
The amendment was put and carried.
After further discussion the motion, as
amended, was put and carried.
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Chair's Remarks and Related Questions
President Strangway drew Senate's attention to a recent celebration of the 25th
anniversary of the Arts One program.
Dr. Cook referred to an advertisement in the Ubyssey regarding the contributions made
by the Alma Mater Society to student facilities, both in terms of funding and in joint
management with the university. The advertisement stated that the A.M.S. has been
informed that the university administration no longer wants the students to undertake
building new student facilities, and that the university wants to have sole control over the
management of facilities initiated and funded by students, thus relegating the A.M.S. to
an advisory role as opposed to its traditional role as an equal partner. Dr. Cook requested
that Senate be informed of the dialogue between the A.M.S. and the administration.
President Strangway said that he had no difficulty in keeping Senate informed and that he
would comment on this matter at the next meeting.
Ms. Forsythe requested that Martin Ertl, President of the A.M.S. be invited to attend the
next Senate meeting if this matter was to be discussed.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval in principle of Senate recommendations - subject, where
applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be implemented without formal
reference to the President; and that the Deans and Heads concerned with new programs
be asked to indicate the space requirements, if any, of such new programs.
i.      Establishment of the Chris Spencer Foundation Professorship in Dyslexia.
(p.10371)
ii.      Establishment of the W.C.B. Chairs in Occupational Hygiene, (pp.10371-2)
iii.      Establishment of The Shoppers Drug Mart Professorship in Clinical
Pharmacy and The David H. MacDonald Professorship in Clinical
Pharmacy, (p. 10372)
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Reports of Committees of Senate
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Dr. Will, Chair of the Committee, informed Senate that Dr. T. S. Cook had been
nominated to replace Professor R. S. Reid on the Ad Hoc Committee on University
Residences.
Dr. Will l        That the recommendation of the Nominating
Dr. Dennison i        Committee be approved.
Carried.
COMMITTEE ON STUDENT AWARDS
(see Appendix)
Dr. Cook, Chair of the Committee, presented the report. Dr. Cook drew attention to the
George R. F. Elliot Fellowship in Community Health in the amount of $7,500. Dr. Cook
also drew attention to the Dorothy MacCrimmon Memorial Entrance Scholarships and
noted that although they were restrictive they were in line with the current policy on the
acceptance of awards. Attention was also drawn to the University of B.C. Employees
Society Prize of $200 made possible by C.U.P.E. Local 116.
Dr. Cook l        That the new awards (listed in the Appendix)
Dean McBride J        ^e accepted subject to the approval of the
Board of Governors and that letters of thanks
be sent to the donors.
Carried.
Report of the Tributes Committee Memorial Minutes
The following memorial statements had been prepared in accordance with the custom of
Senate, in recognition by the University and Senate of the late Arnold Whitney Matthews,
the late Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside, and the late David M. Brousson.
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IN MEMORIAM
ARNOLD WHITNEY MATTHEWS (1902-1992)
With the passing of Dean A. W. Matthews on September 24, this university has
lost one more link with its past and one more of a small group of outstanding
administrators who built UBC into one of Canada's eminent universities.
"Whit" Matthews, as he was affectionately known by all, was born in Alberta in
1902. After his early education he entered the University of Alberta and graduated
with a degree in Pharmacy in 1922. While teaching at his Alma Mater he
completed a Ph.D. at the University of Florida in 1941, one of the first Canadians
to have earned an advanced degree in this professional field. He continued at the
University of Alberta and became Director of the School of Pharmacy, but left to
accept a research post in pharmaceutical manufacturing in 1945.
In 1952 he accepted the position of Dean of Pharmacy at UBC and was responsible
for the creation of both the four year B.Sc. degree and the M.Sc. degree. He was
widely respected by his colleagues and extremely popular with the student body.
Although he retired as Dean in 1967, he continued to play a leadership role in his
profession as Registrar-Treasurer of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
until his final retirement in 1981.
Dr. Matthews held numerous professional positions, served twice as President of
the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association, and was founding Director of the
Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Pharmacy. He received Honorary
Degrees from three universities, including The University of British Columbia.
Whit Matthews was an enthusiastic participant in many sports. He won several
trophies as a golfer and a curler and also held the position of President of the
Royal Canadian Golf Association and a founding Director of both the original
Edmonton Eskimos and the B.C. Lions.
He also took a major leadership role in the extra curricular program at this
university. Indeed there were few committees which promoted the interests of the
student bodyto which he did not willingly give of his time and energy. He served as
President of the Men's Athletic Committee and was later honoured to have a
playing field dedicated in his name.
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Whit Matthews played many roles. He was an outstanding administrator, a first
rate scientist, a competent professional and, above all, a warm and genuine human
being. He will be long remembered.
To his wife Adah and his surviving family the Senate of this university extends its
deepest sympathy.
Dr. Dennison i        That the memorial statement for Arnold
Dean McNeill J        Whitney Matthews be spread on the minutes of
Senate and that a copy be sent to the relatives
of the deceased.
Carried.
IN MEMORIAM
HUGH LLEWELLYN KEENLEYSIDE (1898-1992)
Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside, academic, diplomat, and one of British Columbia's
most eminent public servants, died on September 28, 1992.
Dr. Keenleyside was born in Toronto in 1898 but moved west with his family to
British Columbia where he was to spend much of his long and productive life.
After completing high school in Vancouver he served with the 2nd Canadian Tank
Battalion, and then enrolled at this university, graduating with a B.A. degree in
1920. He later completed masters and doctoral degrees at Clark University in
1923.
In 1925 he returned to his Alma Mater, in its first year on the Point Grey campus,
as an instructor in the Department of History. From then on he was to devote
more than sixty years to the service of his province and his country in an
extraordinary number of capacities.
After entering the Department of External Affairs, he became Canada's
ambassador to Mexico, a delegate to the United Nations, and Director General of
UN's Technical Assistance Administration.
From 1947 to 1949 he held the position of Deputy Minister of Mines and
Resources in Ottawa, and also served as Commissioner for the Northwest
Territories.
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In his native province, he headed the B.C. Power Commission in 1959 and later as
Chairman of B.C. Hydro during a remarkable era of development of its energy
resources.
Dr. Keenleyside's commitment to higher education was equally outstanding. He
was elected to the Senate of this university from 1963 to 1969 and was after
appointed Chancellor and Board Chairman of Notre Dame University at Nelson.
He was the recipient of many prestigious awards, which included the Order of
Canada, the Vanier Medal, the Haldane Medal, the Pearson Peace medal and, to
his great delight, the Great Trekker Award from his own university in 1967. He
was also awarded an Honorary Degree from UBC in 1945.
Hugh Keenleyside held many strong views about Canada's role in the world, about
the appropriate development of the province's energy resources and about higher
education in general. Inevitably, he earned a degree of criticism and his words
often became a subject of strenuous debate. Nevertheless, his ideas were widely
sought and mush respected.
In 1960, in an address to the Faculty of Commerce, he expressed his deep feelings
about Canada's responsibilities to its less advantaged neighbours with these words:
"We should not, we cannot, remain passive in comfort when two-thirds of the
people in the world - men and women and little children with needs and emotions
and hopes like our own - suffer unnecessarily from ignorance and hunger, from
illness and injustice. While they are in bonds none of us can be truly free".
Hugh Keenleyside was a humanitarian, a philosopher, a servant of his country in
peace and war, and an outstanding graduate of this university.
To his surviving family the Senate of this university extends its deepest sympathy.
Dr. Dennison i        That the memorial statement for Hugh
Dr. Grace i        Llewellyn Keenleyside be spread on the
minutes of Senate and that a copy be sent to
the relatives of the deceased.
Carried.
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IN MEMORIAM
DAVID M. BROUSSON (1920-1992)
Among the large group of dedicated and loyal alumni of which this university can
be justly proud, the name of the late David Brousson will always be high on the
list.
Mr. Brousson was born in 1920. After completing high school in Victoria he
earned a teaching certificate from Victoria College in 1939. Following service as a
Lieutenant of Artillery in World War II, he entered this university and graduated in
1949 with a Bachelor of Applied Science. During his university years he assumed
many leadership positions in the Alma Mater Society and served as President in his
senior year. The class of 1949 produced many notable alumni, including the names
of Paul Plant and John Turner. It was a group who remained lifelong friends and
untiring supporters of the university.
After graduation David Brousson founded Century Sales and Controls Ltd. and
built it into a highly successful business. He changed careers in 1975 and followed
his lifelong interest in education by accepting the position of Dean at the British
Columbia Institute of Technology.
David Brousson's life was one of continuous and unselfish service to his province,
to the betterment of education, and to this university. As an elected member of the
legislature from 1968 to 1973, he earned respect from all sides of the house for his
integrity and his dedication to the interests of all British Columbians. He gave his
time willingly to many organizations, including trusteeships in the B.C. Advanced
Systems Foundation, Discovery Foundation, Terry Fox Foundation, and as
Chairman of Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. He was an active environmentalist
who often raised his voice in support of the preservation of the Skagit Valley.
In the field of education there were few more active supporters. He served on the
Senate of this university from 1966 to 1978 and later as a member of the Board of
Governors of the University of Victoria. He also served as an articulate President
of the Alumni Association of The University of British Columbia.
David Brousson played many roles and was a credit to each one. He was not only
a leader, but he inspired others to give as generously as he did. No better tribute
could be paid to David Brousson than those words written by his lifelong friend
Pat McGeer:
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"We enjoyed him as a cheerful companion. We trusted him as a loyal
friend. We admired him as a strong leader. We respected him as a
gentleman of character, we were privileged to know him well, and we are
better for it."
To his wife, Trix, and to others of his family, the Senate of this university extends
its deepest sympathy.
Dr. Dennison i        That the memorial statement for David M.
Mr. Thom i        Brousson be spread on the minutes of Senate
and that a copy be sent to the relatives of the
deceased.
Carried.
Academic Year 1993-94
A draft of the section of the Academic Year for inclusion in the Calendar had been
circulated for information.
Student elections to Governing Bodies
The following proposal concerning rules and regulations for student elections to
governing bodies had been circulated:
The following elections are required annually:
Board of Governors (University Act, Section 19 (e))
"Two full-time students elected from the Student Association"
Senate (University Act, Section 34 (2) (h))
"a number of full-time students, equal to the number provided in
paragraphs (a) to (f), (currently seventeen) elected from the Student
Association in a manner that ensures that at least one student from each
faculty is elected;"
In accordance with the University Act, Section 42, "The Senate shall make and
publish all rules ... in respect of nominations, elections and voting ..."
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The Senate has already resolved that:
the call for nominations be made by mid-November
the close of nominations be the last day of lectures in the first term
(approved by Senate October 12, 1983)
candidates limit their campaign spending to $150.00. (approved by Senate
October 16, 1991)
that voting be completed by the end of January
those elected to the Board of Governors take office at the first meeting of
the Board on or after February 1
• those elected to Senate take office at the first meeting of Senate on or after
April 1
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 1992-93 ELECTIONS:
That the schedule for this Academic year be as follows:
• call for nominations in The Ubyssey, Wednesday, November 18, Tuesday,
November 24, and Friday, November 27, 1992;
• close of nominations, 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 4, 1992;
• announcement of the list of candidates in The Ubyssey on Tuesday, January
19 and Friday, January 22, 1993;
• election date, Wednesday, January 27, 1993;
• evening polls 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday January 25, 1993;
• daytime polls 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 25 to Wednesday,
January 27, 1993 inclusive.
A copy of the Senate rules and regulations (previously approved by Senate) will be
given to each candidate for election and copies are available to members of Senate
from the Co-ordinator of Elections, Office of the Registrar, on request.
Dr. Sobrino l        That the recommendations for the 1992-93
Dr. Grace J       student elections to Governing Bodies be
approved.
Carried.
Other business
LIBRARY COMMITTEE
Dr. Will asked the Chair of the Senate Library Committee to comment on the reported
25% reduction in expenditure on serials. He referred to a motion passed by Senate in
1981 which states explicitly that "...The Senate Library Committee should
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review annually the portion of expenditure on serial subscriptions in the Library
Collections budget, it should inform Senate each year of the advice given to the Library
for the planning of expenditures in that period." Dr. Will also noted that the terms of
reference of the committee indicate that it has to advise and inform Senate of the
allocation of book funds to the fields of instruction, which in today's context that would
be in relation to serials and books and non-print library services. He asked Dr. Grace,
Chair of the committee, whether the Senate Library Committee is of a view that these
cutbacks in serial purchases is within the policies that the committee has recently been
articulating with respect to how the operating funds of the Library should be spent.
Dr. Grace responded that at a recent meeting, the Senate Library Committee was
informed that the cuts to journals were going to be considerably more severe than had
been anticipated last year, perhaps in the region of $1,000,000. She stated that the
committee would be continuing to discuss this development and would report to Senate
on this matter as soon as possible.
Dr. Grace informed Senate that the Library has established a mechanism for consulting on
the way in which cuts could be made and that consultation will take place widely within
the university and with faculty members. She stated that the process will be monitored by
the committee and that individual members of the committee will also be meeting with the
various groups within the library that are looking at the measures that need to be taken.
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Adjournment
TRIBUTES COMMITTEE
Emeritus Status
Dr. Dennison, Chair of the Committee, reported that there were two names to add to the
list of recommendations for emeritus status presented at the previous meeting:
Dr. C. F. Wehrhahn - Associate Professor Emeritus of Zoology
Dr. R. Kennedy - Dean Emeritus of Forestry
Dr. Dennison i        That the recommendations of the Tributes
Dean Binkley J        Committee concerning emeritus status be
approved.
Carried.
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 10.00 p.m.
Next Meeting
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 1992.
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APPENDIX
APPENDIX
NEW AWARDS RECOMMENDED TO SENATE
Norman BASCO Prize in Atmospheric Chemistry - A book prize has been endowed by family,
friends and colleagues in honour of Dr. Norman Basco. The prize is awarded to the student
obtaining the highest standing in CHEM 302 (Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry) and is
made on the recommendation of the Department of Chemistry. (Available 1992/93 Winter
Session.)
Tim CAMERON Memorial Bursary in Maritime/Fisheries Law - A $750 bursary has been
endowed by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Tim Cameron. The bursary is offered to
an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Law in Maritime or Fisheries Law. (Available 1992/93
Winter Session.)
DM Group Scholarship in Landscape Architecture - A $1,000 scholarship is offered by the DM
Group to a student entering the third year of the Landscape Architecture Program. The award is
made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. (Available 1992/93 Winter
Session.)
George R. F. ELLIOT Fellowship in Community Health - A $7,500 fellowship, endowed by the
B.C. Medical Services Foundation, is offered to a graduate student in any of the three graduate
programs in Community Health (Master of Health Sciences, MSc. or Phd.). The award is made on
the recommendation of the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, in consultation with
the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
HUGHES Aircraft of Canada Limited Scholarship in Electrical Engineering - A $750 scholarship
is offered by Hughes Aircraft of Canada Limited to a graduate student in Electrical Engineering.
The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Applied Science, in consultation with
the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
INDUSTRA Service Corporation Bryan Ellis Memorial Bursary - A $1,500 bursary is offered by
Industra Service Corporation in memory of their Director, Bryan Ellis. The award is made to a
student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering within the Faculty of Applied Science.
(Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
Dorothy MACCRIMMON Memorial Entrance Scholarship - Two scholarships of $2,500 each
have been endowed in memory of Dorothy Williams MacCrimmon. The scholarships are offered
to students entering the University from secondary schools outside the Lower Mainland region,
preferably from the Gulf Islands. (Available 1993/94 Winter Session.)
Donald M. MCLEAN Prize in Medical Microbiology - A $300 prize has been endowed in honour
of Dr. Donald M. McLean who retired from UBC in 1991. The prize is awarded to a graduating
student in the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Program with a scholarship average and
with the highest standing in Medical Microbiology MMIB 327. The prize is made on the
recommendation of the Department of Pathology. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
MEDICAL Microbiology Prize - A $150 prize has been endowed by the Division of Medical
Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine. This prize is offered to the student attaining the highest
standing in Medical Microbiology MMIB 427 and is made on the recommendation of the
Department of Pathology. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
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Mildred Catherine ORR Memorial Scholarship in Family and Nutritional Sciences - A $300
scholarship has been endowed in memory of Mildred Catherine Orr, former Provincial Director of
Home Economics from 1959 to 1968 and is offered to an undergraduate or graduate student in
Family and Nutritional Sciences. It is made on the recommendation of the School of Family and
Nutritional Sciences and in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of
Graduate Studies. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
UNIVERSITY of B.C. Employees Society No. 116 Prize - A $200 prize is offered by the UBC
Employees Society - C.U.P.E. Local 116. The award is offered to an undergraduate or graduate
student in Social Work. The prize is made on the recommendation of the School of Social Work,
and in the case of graduate students in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
(Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
UPJOHN Company of Canada Prize in Psychiatry - A $200 prize is offered by the Upjohn
Company of Canada to a third year medical student specializing in Psychiatry. The award is made
on the recommendation of the Department of Psychiatry. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
Hamilton G. WADMAN Memorial Prize - A $100 prize is offered by Robert and Helen Coleman
in memory of Dr. Hamilton G. Wadman. The award is made to a student in the post-graduate
residency training program of Obstetrics and Gynaecology who demonstrates clinical skills,
patient care and leadership. The prize is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine.
(Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
John K. WEGLO Bursary in Metals and Materials Engineering - A $300 bursary has been
endowed by John K. Weglo. The award is offered to an undergraduate or graduate student in
Metals and Materials Engineering. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
WESTERN Canada Dental Society Leadership Scholarship - A $300 scholarship has been
endowed by the Western Canada Dental Society. The award is offered to a student in the Faculty
of Dentistry who has demonstrated leadership qualities. The scholarship is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
Albert Ho YEE Bursary in Medicine - A $1,000 bursary is offered by Mrs. Bernice Gilbert in
recognition of Dr. Albert Ho Yee's commitment to medical practice. The award is made to a
student in the Faculty of Medicine. (Available 1992/93 Winter Session.)
UNIVERSITY of British Columbia Occupational Hygiene Programme Graduate Scholarship - A
$2,000 scholarship is offered to a full-time graduate student entering the first year of the Masters
degree programme in Occupational Hygiene. The award is made on the recommendation of the
program Director, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (Available 1992/93
Winter Session.)

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