July 24, 2003 Meeting Summary

OPEN SESSION

A. Finance and Administration

  1. 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, 2003 $310,025 $381,118 and $88,360*
    June, 2003 $500 $174,962
    *University Foundation
  2. The Board of Governors approved the draft Five Year Capital Plan 2004/2005–2008/2009 dated 17th June 2003. The University is required to submit a plan outlining its capital priorities for the next five years to the Ministry of Advanced Education by August 15 of each year. A new home for the School for the Contemporary Arts is the first major capital funding priority.
  3. The Board approved the Campus Lighting Upgrade project budget in the amount of $3,000,000. $2,400,000 of that amount will be an internal loan from the bond fund to be repaid from future savings in energy operating costs. The remaining $600,000 will be covered by BC Hydro’s Power Smart program, which has endorsed the project. The upgrade is part of an initiative to improve the overall energy efficiency of the University.
  4. The Board approved the Simon Fraser University Emergency Plan effective October 1, 2003. The plan is an umbrella document, and will have a series of detailed supporting procedures attached as appendices.
  5. The Board approved the appointment of Professors Richard Harris and Andrey Pavlov as faculty representatives on the Academic Pension Plan Board of Trustees, and the appointment of Mr. Bill Rowe as a University representative on the Academic Pension Plan Board of Trustees, for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

B. Academic Operations

  1. The Board approved the awarding of the BSc (Information Technology, TechBC) to those students admitted to the Information Technology and Interactive Arts Program in 2002 who successfully complete the program requirements in the Information Technology program stream, and the awarding of the BSc (Interactive Arts, TechBC) to those students admitted to the program in 2002 who successfully complete the program requirements in the Interactive Arts program stream.
  2. The Board approved the requirements for a second degree program in the School of Computing Science, and the Co-operative Education Program in the Faculty of Education.
  3. The Board discussed the Course Accessibility Task Force Report. The Board noted Senate's concerns about the increasing shortage of classroom facilities and was advised that the University is very protective of instructional space, and keeps conversion to a minimum.
  4. The Board discussed the Great Northern Way Campus Academic Vision document. The Board heard that there was vigorous debate in Senate and that SFU would be conveying its concerns over issues in the vision statement and the narrowness of Senate’s approval to the GNW consortium. Before approving any new GNW proposals, Senate will examine them to make sure that they comply with SFU’s planning priorities, and do not undercut current programs and funding.

C. Other

  1. The Board heard that now that Vancouver has won the 2010 Olympic Bid, a process of intensive forward planning and consultation will commence to optimize the legacy of the Olympic Oval and ensure that SFU’s interests are front and centre with the new Olympic Committee.
  2. The Board was reminded that Terry Fox Day at SFU is on September 18, 2003.
CLOSED SESSION

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board approved the construction of a third undergraduate residence tower, which is scheduled to open in September 2005. The Board also approved an expansion to the dining hall to accommodate the additional 250 residence students. The dining hall is scheduled to open in September 2004.
  2. The Board approved the award of the contract for the construction of the IRMACS facility (Applied Sciences Building Expansion) to Dominion Fairmile Construction Ltd.

B. Academic Operations

  1. Faculty Appointments

    The following academic appointments were approved and have been accepted:

    Dr. Arne Eigenfeldt Assistant Professor Contemporary Arts 1/Sept/03 – 31/Aug/07
    Dr. Feenberg-Dibon, Anne-Marie Associate Professor with Tenure Humanities 1/Sept/03
    Dr. Rachel Fouladi Assistant Professor Psychology 1/Sept/03 – 31/Aug/07
    Dr. Samir Gandesha Assistant Professor Humanities 1/Sept/03 - 31/Aug/07
    Dr. Shane Gunster Assistant Professor Communication 1/Sept/03 - 31/Aug/07
    Dr. Joan Hu Assistant Professor Statistics and Actuarial Science 1/Sept/03 - 31/Aug/07
    Ms. Michelle Levy Instructor English 1/Sept/03 - 31/Aug/07
    Dr. Gary Parker Associate Professor with Tenure Statistics and Actuarial Science 1/Sept/03
    Dr. Jeffry Pelletier CRC Chair and Professor with Tenure Philosophy/Linguistics 1/Jan/04
    Mr. Kennedy Stewart Instructor Masters of Public Policy Program 1/Sept/03 - 31/Aug/07
    Dr. Boxin Tang Associate Professor with Tenure Statistics and Actuarial Science 1/Sept/03
    Dr. Joseph Taylor CRC Chair and Associate Professor with Tenure History/Geography 1/Jan/04
  2. Administrative Appointments
    Dr. Bruce Brandhorst Chair Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 1/Sept/03 – 31/Aug/06
    Dr. Phil Hanson Chair Philosophy 1/Sept/03 – 31/Aug/05
    Dr. Diana Allen Chair Earth Sciences 1/Sept/03 – 31/Aug/06
    Dr. Norman Reilly Chair Mathematics 1/Sept/03 – 31/Aug/04
  3. Other

    (i) The Board approved the departmental transfer of Dr. Pavol Hell from Computing Science to Mathematics, effective 1/Sept/03.

    (ii)The Board approved the modified contract of Dr. Fred Popowich, Computing Science.

    (iii) The Board approved the recommendations for Contract Renewal, Tenure and Promotion for 2002/2003, as follows:

    CONTRACT RENEWAL

    FACULTY DEPT/SCHOOL NAME RANK
    Faculty of Applied Sciences Kinesiology A. Vieira Ass't Professor
    Faculty of Arts Archaeology R. Jamieson Ass't Professor
      Archaeology D. Yang Ass't Professor
      English S. Collis Ass't Professor
      Geography B. Quinton Ass't Professor
      Geography N. Schuurman Ass't Professor
      History J. Matsumura Ass't Professor
      History P. Raibmon Ass't Professor
      History N. Roth Instructor
      Humanities D. Mirhady Ass't Professor
      Linguistics D. Mellow Ass't Professor
      Philosophy E. Tiffany Ass't Professor
      Political Science D. Cohn Ass't Professor
      Political Science A. Hira Ass't Professor
      Psychology D. Connelly Ass't Professor
      Psychology G. Iarocci Ass't Professor
      Psychology J. McDonald Ass't Professor
      Masters of Publishing Program V. Frith Ass't Professor
      Contemporary Arts H. Daniel Ass't Professor
      Contemporary Arts J. Radul Ass't Professor
    Faculty of Business Administration Business Administration M. Favere-Marchesi Ass't Professor
      Business Administration E. Maine Ass't Professor
    Faculty of Education Education G. Madoc-Jones Ass't Professor
      Education P. Neufeld Ass't Professor
      Education K. O'Neill Ass't Professor
      Education D. Zandvliet Ass't Professor
    Faculty of Science Biological Sciences A. Mooers Ass't Professor
      Chemistry V. Williams Ass't Professor
      Mathematics I. Chen Ass't Professor
      Mathematics P. Lisonek Ass't Professor
      MBB M. Leroux Ass't Professor
      MBB P. Unrau Ass't Professor
      Physics S. Dodge Ass't Professor
      Physics J. Sonier Ass't Professor
    TENURE
    FACULTY DEPT/SCHOOL NAME RANK
    Faculty of Applied Sciences  Kinesiology E. Accili Ass't Professor
      REM W. Haider Ass't Professor
    Faculty of Arts Criminology W. Chan Ass't Professor
      English M. Linley Ass't Professor
      French R. Canac-Marquis Ass't Professor
      Linguistics T. Heift Ass't Professor
    Faculty of Business Administration Business Administration R. Iverson Assoc. Professor
      Business Administration R. Krider Assoc. Professor
    Faculty of Education Education H. Bai Ass't Professor
    Faculty of Science Biological Sciences L. Quarmby Assoc. Professor
      Chemistry Z. Ye Assoc. Professor
      Earth Sciences A. Calvert Assoc. Professor
      Earth Sciences B. Ward Ass't Professor
      Mathematics R. Choksi Ass't Professor
    PROMOTION
    FACULTY DEPT/SCHOOL NAME NEW RANK
    Faculty of Applied Sciences Communication A. Beale Professor
      Communication Y. Zhao Assoc. Professor
      Computing Science A. Gupta Professor
      Computing Science K. Wang Professor
      Kinesiology E. Accili Assoc. Professor
      Kinesiology C. Krieger Professor
      Kinesiology S. Robinovitch Assoc. Professor
      REM W. Haider Assoc. Professor
      REM M. Jaccard Professor
      REM M. Rutherford Ass't Professor
    Faculty of Arts Criminology W. Chan Assoc. Professor
      Economics G. Myers Professor
      English T. Grieve Assoc. Professor
      English P. St. Pierre Assoc. Professor
      French R. Canac-Marquis Assoc. Professor
      Humanities S. Duguid Professor
      Linguistics T. Heift Assoc. Professor
      Linguistics M. Munro Professor
      Philosophy M. Hahn Assoc. Professor
      Political Science A. Moens Professor
      Sociology/Anthropology G. Otero Professor
      Contemporary Arts A. Clay Professor
      Contemporary Arts C. Welsby Professor
    Faculty of Business Administration Business Administration J. Chang Ass't Professor
      Business Administration R. Iverson Professor
    Faculty of Education Education H. Bai Assoc. Professor
    Faculty of Science Biological Sciences L. Bendall-Young Professor
      Biological Sciences K. Delaney Professor
      Biological Sciences A. Harestad Professor
      Chemistry J. Clyburne Assoc. Professor
      Chemistry Z. Ye Professor
      Mathematics R. Choksi Assoc. Professor
      Physics M. Hayden Assoc. Professor

C. Other

  1. The Board heard that the University's private placement bond issue was very successful and sold out in an hour. The new residence towers are among the first projects to be financed from the fund.

The next Board of Governors meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in Room 126 of the Halpern Centre, Burnaby Mountain Campus on September 25, 2003.

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