June 27, 2002 Meeting Summary
A. Finance and Administration
- Donations: the Board approved terms of reference and accepted donations to new funds, and accepted donations to existing funds, as follows:
MONTH NEW FUNDS EXISTING FUNDS May, 2002 $107,500 $303,026
- The Board approved acceptance of the 2002/2003 Provincial Base Operating Grant in the amount of $150,253,372.
- The Board approved the Five-Year Capital Plan 2003/04 - 2007/08. The list prioritizes the University's proposed capital funded projects.
- The Board received the Notice of Collection of Student Society Fees from the SFSS.
- The Board approved the Financial Statements of the University for the year ended March 31, 2002.
- The Board received for information the Internal Audit Report for the year ending March 31, 2002. The University continues to maintain sufficient and appropriate systems of internal control.
- The Board received for information the Annual Insurance Report for the year ending March 31, 2002, outlining the University's risk management program and current activities. The Board heard that the events of September 11, 2001 have resulted in significant premium increases everywhere.
B. Academic Operations
- The Board approved the transition of TechBC Graduate Programs, and the changes to BASc and BASc (Honors) Programs in the School of Engineering Science.
- The Board heard that E. Jaager Roy would be resigning from the Board as of July 1, 2002 as she is moving to London, England. The Board also heard that D. Mitchell, Vice-President, External Relations, had resigned to take up a position at the University of Ottawa. The Board thanked both individuals for their contributions to SFU.
- The Board heard that the integration of TechBC into the University is progressing favourably. The transfer of TechBC to SFU becomes official on July 31, 2002, and the official opening of SFU Surrey is scheduled for September 9, 2002.
- The Board was informed that the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue has won the Lieutenant Governor's Gold medal for Architecture.
A. Finance and Administration
- The Board approved that, subject to receipt of an Order-in-Council from the Provincial Government, a lease or agreement to lease be granted to the SFU Community Corporation (formerly known as the Burnaby Mountain Community Corporation) for the development of the East Campus Neighborhood.
- The Board approved the 2002/03 Proposed Operating and Non-Recurring Budgets. Quality enhancements and strategic initiatives have been identified to support program and service improvements across campus. No positions have been added to the faculty and support staff complement except under initiatives like the DTO (Double the Opportunity) program.
- The Board approved the 2002/03 Capital Equipment Budget.
- The Board approved the enabling resolution for the consolidation of ownership of the Great Northern Way Campus in the four partner institutions (SFU, UBC, BCIT and ECIAD) and the establishment of a trust to finance, operate and develop the property. The SFU Academic Planning Committee is currently soliciting proposals for the new campus, and will report by November, 2002.
B. Academic Operations Committee
- Faculty Appointments
The following faculty appointments have been approved and have been accepted:
Dr. Frederic Pio Assistant Professor Molecular Biology & Biochemistry 02/09/01 - 06/08/31 Mr. Richard Zhang Instructor Computing Science 02/12/01 – 05/08/31 Dr. Sue Wilkinson Endowed Professorship Women's Studies 02/09/01 – 04/08/31 Dr. Anke Kessler Associate Professor with Tenure Economics 03/01/01 Dr. Christopher Lulfesmann Associate Professor with Tenure Economics 03/01/01 Dr. Charles Bingham Assistant Professor Education 02/07/01 - 06/08/31
- Administrative Appointments
Dr. Ian Andrews Acting Dean Education 02/09/01 – 03/08/31 Dr. Tom Calvert Acting Director SFU Surrey 02/06/02 – 03/08/31 Dr. Dan Weeks Chair Psychology 02/09/01 – 05/08/31
(i) The Board approved the Contract Renewal, Tenure & Promotion recommendations for 2001/2002, as follows:
FACULTY DEPT/SCHOOL NAME RANK Applied Sciences Computing Science T. Moeller Ass't Professor REM D. Knowler Ass't Professor Arts Economics B. Krauth Ass't Professor Economics S. Mongrain Ass't Professor Geography B. Bradshaw Ass't Professor Business A. Gemino Ass't Professor J. Chang Instructor N. MacKay Ass't Professor Education C. Snowber Ass't Professor J. Van Aalst Ass't Professor Science Biological Sciences E. Elle Ass't Professor Chemistry D. Leznoff Ass't Professor Chemistry P. Li Ass't Professor Chemistry E. Plettner Ass't Professor Chemistry J. Wilkie Ass't Professor Mathematics S. Ruuth Ass't Professor Statistics & Actuarial Science B. McNeney Ass't Professor Statistics & Actuarial Science J. Graham Ass't Professor
|Applied Sciences||Computing Science||K. Wang|
|Political Science||J. Busumtwi-Sam|
|Science||Earth Sciences||D. Allen|
- (ii)The Board approved the Departmental Transfer of Dr. Dan Weeks from Kinesiology to Psychology, effective June 1, 2002.
|Applied Sciences||Communication||E. Balka||Professor|
|Arts||Sociology & Anthropology||B. Mitchell||Associate Professor|
|Archaeology||D. Lepofsky||Associate Professor|
|History||K. Ferguson||Associate Professor|
|Psychology||J. Carpendale||Associate Professor|
|Political Science||J. Busumtwi-Sam||Associate Professor|
|Political Science||L. Erickson||Professor|
|Political Science||D. Laycock||Professor|
|Geography||J. Hyndman||Associate Professor|
|L. Lemare||Associate Professor|
|E. Samier||Associate Professor|
|Business||P. Klein||Associate Professor|
|R. Krider||Associate Professor|
|Science||Earth Sciences||D. Allen||Associate Professor|
|Physics||I. Herbut||Associate Professor|
|Statistics & Actuarial Science||C. Dean||Professor|
|Biological Sciences||T. Williams||Professor|
|Biological Sciences||N. Haunerland||Professor|
|Molecular Biology & Biochemistry||J. Scott||Professor|
- The Board approved the appointment of Dr. W. Krane as Associate Vice-President, Academic for a five-year period commencing September 1, 2002.
- The Board approved the establishment of the position of Vice-President, University Advancement, and the appointment of Dr. W. Gill to the position of Vice-President, University Advancement for a 12-month period effective July 1, 2002.
The next Board of Governors Meeting will be held in Room 126 of the Halpern Centre, Burnaby Mountain Campus, at 3 p.m. on Thursday September 26, 2002