July 21, 2005 Meeting Summary

Open Session

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board approved one reappointment and two appointments representing Faculty as Trustees of the Pension Plan for Academic Staff as follows:
  • Prof. Andrey Pavlov reappointed for 2 years ending June 30, 2007

  • Prof. Daniel Smith appointed for 1 year ending June 30, 2006

  • Prof. Laurence Weldon appointed for 2 years ending June 30, 2007.
  1. The Board approved the Institutional Service Plan for 2005/06 to 2007/08 to be presented to the Ministry of Advanced Education.
  2. The Board approved increases in permit rates of parking for faculty and staff, Burnaby campus, effective September 1, 2005 and new student permit parking semester rates, effective January 1, 2006.
  3. Donations: the Board approved terms of reference and noted donations to new and existing funds, as follows:
May -------- $1,267,854.00
  1. The Board approved revisions to the Internal Audit Policy, AD3.10, effective immediately.
  2. The Board approved a new academic policy, Mortgage Interest Subsidy, effective immediately.
  3. The Board noted that discussions had been held in the Finance and Administration Committee about the proposed Ethical Procurement Policy. Revisions had been suggested. Input will be sought from the University community before the policy returns to the Board in fall 2005 for approval.

B. Academic Operations

  1. The Board approved:
  • the establishment of the School for International Studies within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, effective September 1, 2005.
  • the new joint major program in Mathematics and Computing Science.

  • the dissolution of the Research Institute for Southeastern Europe and the creation of the Centre for International Studies, effective immediately.
  1. The Board noted that Senate dealt with a number of other issues at its meetings of June 13, 2005 and July 11, 2005.
  2. The Board approved revisions dated June 14, 2005 to Policy GP17, University Occupational Health and Safety, effective immediately.
  3. The Board approved revisions dated June 28, 2005 to Policy R20.03, Treatment of Animals in Research and Teaching, effective immediately.
  4. The Board supported a change in time for the Board meetings from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. This will take effect for some meetings in 2006.

C. Other

  1. The Board noted for information the 2004 Annual Report of the Human Rights Office.
  2. The Board noted for information the June 27, 2005 SFU Employment Equity Summary, prepared by the Human Rights Office.
  3. The Board approved the appointments of Dan Pekarsky, Debra Hanuse and Catherine Murray to the Nominating Committee of the Board.
  4. The Board noted that Dr. Brandt Louie will step down as Board Chair effective August 31, 2004, at which time Dr. Saida Rasul will assume the Chair.
  5. The Board heard that the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has announced up to $325 million in funding for the upcoming New Initiatives (NIF) and Leading Edue (LEF) funds competition.
  6. The Board heard that SFU's Bond issue has been upgraded by Moody's Investors Service from an Aa3 rating to Aa2, the third highest available rating.
  7. The Board heard that SFU has been successful in its application to the Province for $2.8 million in funding for site servicing of the Health Sciences building project.
  8. The Board heard that September 9, 2005 will mark the official kick-off of the University's 40th Anniversary celebrations.
Closed Session

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board approved in principle the change in designation for the Lot B East from a swing area to a residential development, and authorized SFU Community Trust to develop detailed plans for this area. Board approval will be required before work begins.
  2. The Board approved the establishment of a new Security Guard Contract with Concord Security Corporation for SFU Burnaby and SFU Surrey campuses.
  3. The Board gave approval to proceed with the restoration required in Lab C8024 in the Shrum Chemistry Building as the result of a fire in May 2005.

B. Academic Operations

  1. Faculty Appointments

    The following academic appointments were approved and have been accepted:

    Dr. Alissa Antle Ass't Prof. SIAT, SFU Surrey 11 Jul 05 –
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Linda Bartram Ass't Prof. SIAT, SFU Surrey 11 Jul 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Ms. Diane Gromala Assoc. Prof. with tenure SIAT, SFU Surrey 1 Aug 05
    Dr. Christopher Shaw Assoc. Prof. SIAT, SFU Surrey 1 Aug 05 -
    31 Aug 10
    Dr. Timothy Takaro Assoc. Prof. with tenure Health Sciences 15 Aug 05
    Dr. Daniel Weiskopt Ass't Prof. Computing Science 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Sherryl Bisgrove Ass't Prof. Bio. Sciences 1 Sep 06 -
    31 Aug 10
    Mr. Niranjan Rajah Ass't Prof. SIAT, SFU Surrey 1 Aug 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Sean Markey Ass't Prof. SIAT, SFU Surrey 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Ms. Maia Engeli Ass't Prof. SIAT, SFU Surrey 1 Oct 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Mark Blair Ass't Prof. Psychology 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Felicitas Becker Ass't Prof. History 1 Jan 06 - 31 Aug 09
    Dr. Jennifer Marchbank Assoc. Prof. with tenure Women's Studies 1 Sep 05
    Dr. Sandra Vamos Ass't Prof. Education 1 Sep 05 - 31 Aug 09
    Mr. James Bizzocchi Ass't Prof. SIAT, SFU Surrey 1 Sep 05 - 31 Aug 09
    Dr. Marek Hatala Assoc. Prof. SIAT, SFU Surrey 1 Sep 05 - 31 Aug 10
    Ms. Sasha Colby Instructor English 1 Sep 05 - 31 Aug 09
    Ms. Kate Slaney Ass't Prof. Psychology 1 Jan 06 - 31 Aug 09
    Dr. Zamir Punja Bby. Mtn. Endowed Chair Bio. Sciences 1 Sep 05 - 31 Aug 10
    Dr. Patrice Keats Ass't Prof. Education 1 Aug 05 - 31 Aug 09

  2. Administrative Appointments

    The Board approved the following administrative appointments:

    Dr. Jennifer Marchbank Director Explorations Program
    SFU Surrey
    1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 08
    Dr. Steve Duguid Chair (reappt.) Humanities 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Ted Hickin Chair Geography 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 08

  3. Other
  • The Board approved Contract Renewal, Tenure and Promotion recommendations for 2004/2005 as follows:

Applied Sciences Computing Science Anoop Sarkar Ass't Professor
  Computing Science Hao (Richard) Zhang Ass't Professor
  Eng. Science Karim Karim Ass't Professor
  Kinesiology Scott Lear Ass't Professor
  Kinesiology Matt White Ass't Professor
  REM Sean Cox Ass't Professor
Arts & Social Sciences Archaeology Eldon Yellowhorn Ass't Professor
  Criminology David MacAlister Ass't Professor
  Economics Marie Rekkas Ass't Professor
  English Colette Colligan Ass't Professor
  English Peter Dickinson Ass't Professor
  French Christian Guilbault Ass't Professor
  Linguistics Alexei Kochetov Ass't Professor
  Linguistics Panayiotis Pappas Ass't Professor
  Psychology Thomas Spalek Ass't Professor
  Psychology Bryan Sokol Ass't Professor
  Sociology/Anthropology Yildiz Atasoy Ass't Professor
  Women's Studies Helen Leung Ass't Professor
Education Education Charles Bingham Ass't Professor
  Education Stephen Campbell Ass't Professor
  Education Mark Fettes Ass't Professor
Science MBB Christopher Beh Ass't Professor
  MBB Nancy Hawkins Ass't Professor
  MBB Mark Paetzel Ass't Professor
  MBB Frederic Pio Ass't Professor
  Biological Sciences David Green Ass't Professor
  Biological Sciences Carl Lowenberger Ass't Professor
  Biological Sciences Erikur Palsson Ass't Professor
  Mathematics Ladislav Stacho Ass't Professor
  Mathematics Ralf Wittenberg Ass't Professor


Arts & Social Sciences Economics David Andolfatto Professor
  Economics Ken Kassa Professor
  English Leith Davis Professor
  History John Craig Professor
  History Mark Leier Professor
  History Hilmar Pabel History
  Psychology Stephen Wright Professor
  Sociology/Anthropology Arlene McLaren Professor
  Sociology/Anthropology (joint with Women's Studies Cindy Patton Professor
Business Administration Business Administration Carolyn Egri Professor
  Business Administration Craig Emby Professor
  Business Administration Irene Gordon Professor
  Business Administration Brenda Lautsch Assoc. Professor
  Business Administration Blaize Reich Professor
Science Biological Sciences Margo Moore Professor
  Chemistry Hua-Zhong (Hogan) Yu Assoc. Professor
  Earth Sciences Brent Ward Assoc. Professor
  Mathematics Luis Goddyn Assoc. Professor

Applied Sciences Computing Science Martin Ester Assoc. Professor
  Computing Science Cenk Sahinalp Assoc. Professor
Arts & Social Sciences Gerontology (joint w/Sociology/Anthropology Barbara Mitchell Assoc. Professor
  Psychology Arlene Young Assoc. Professor
Business Administration Business Administration Brenda Lautsch Ass't Professor
Science Chemistry Daniel Leznoff Assoc. Professor
  Physics Michael Hayden Assoc. Professor
  Physics Igor Herbut Assoc. Professor

Applied Sciences Computing Science Torsten Moeller Assoc. Professor
Arts & Social Sciences Contemporary Arts Judy Radul Assoc. Professor
  Geography Nadine Schuurman Assoc. Professor
  Philosophy Lisa Shapiro Assoc. Professor
  Political Science Sandra MacLean Assoc. Professor
Education Education Celeste Snowber Assoc. Professor
Science Chemistry Paul Li Assoc. Professor
  Chemistry Josh Wilkie Assoc. Professor
  Chemistry Peter Wilson Assoc. Professor
  Mathematics Steven Ruuth Assoc. Professor
  MBB Michel Leroux Assoc. Professor
  MBB Esther Verheyen Assoc. Professor
  Statistics & Actuarial Science Jinko Graham Assoc. Professor
  Statistics & Actuarial Science Brad McNeney Assoc. Professor
  • The Board approved two departmental transfers from the School of Criminology to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, effective September 1, 2005, and a modified appointment in the School of Computing Science for the period September 1, 2005 to August 31, 2006.

C. Other

  1. The Board heard that a lack of skilled labour in some of the construction sub-trades has led to the delay in awarding a construction contract for the Applied Arts and Social Sciences (ASSC 1) project.
  2. The Board heard an update on the progress of the Woodward's project.
  3. A Board member commended the quality and selection of Continuing Studies non-credit courses available through The Senior's Program in downtown Vancouver.
  4. A conflict of interest matter was referred to the Governance Committee for review and report back to the Board.
Confidential Session
  1. The Board approved Merit Performance Review Criteria for President Michael Stevenson effective September 1, 2005.

The next Board of Governors Meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Room 126 of the Halpern Centre, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, on Thursday, September 29, 2005.

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