July 22, 2004 Meeting Summary

Open Session

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board heard that the Working Group on Access Issues will be reconstituted again in the fall of 2004.
  2. The Board noted that the January 20 and September 22, 2005 meetings of the Finance and Administration Committee have been scheduled to take place at SFU at Harbour Centre.
  3. The Board approved increases in parking fines and visitor parking fees at the University’s Burnaby Campus, effective September 1, 2004.
  4. The Board approved Signature Authorization amendments, including a change to the limit at which contractual obligations require Board approval from $1 million to $2 million. A revised and updated set of resolutions and/or a revised policy for Signature Authorization at SFU will be prepared and presented to the Board in the fall, 2004.
  5. The Academic Pension Plan and Administrative/Union Pension Plan Annual Reports for 2003 were before the Board for information.
  6. Donations: the Board approved terms of reference and noted donations to new funds, and noted donations to existing funds, as follows:
MONTH NEW FUNDS EXISTING FUNDS
March 2004 (supplementary) $7,700.00 --------
May 2004 -------- $273,041.90
June 2004 ------- $209,739.29

  1. The Board approved the naming of roadways that are located in the UniverCity development.

B. Academic Operations

  1. The Board approved a new Intellectual Property Policy, R30.03, replacing Policies R30.01 and R30.02, effective immediately.
  2. The Board noted minor changes in program requirements to the Ed.D. in the Educational Leadership program in the Faculty of Education.
  3. The Board noted that Senate approved transitional election arrangements for the Faculty of Health Sciences, effective September 1, 2004.
  4. The Board noted that the January 20 and September 22, 2005 meetings of the Academic Operations Committee have been scheduled to take place at SFU at Harbour Centre.

C. Other

  1. The Board approved the creation of a Governance Committee of the Board, and an amendment to Board Policy B10.01, Rules of the Board, to permit teleconference participation at Board meetings. The Board also approved a motion supporting the initiative of The University Presidents’ Council for an amendment to the University Act Section 23, to permit students in good standing who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents under the Canadian Immigration Act to stand for election to the Board of Governors.
  2. The Acting Board Chair thanked outgoing Vice-President, Research, B. Clayman, for his contributions to the work of the Board and congratulated him on his appointment as President of the Great Northern Way Campus.
  3. The Board heard that the University’s revised proposal for the Olympic Oval is under active consideration by the Vancouver Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee, and that the City of Richmond is expected to be the only other contender.
  4. The Board heard that the City of Vancouver is expected to select a developer of the Woodwards site in September 2004.
  5. The Board heard that the University fully expects to meet targeted enrolments in all faculties with admissions cut-off numbers within 1% of 2003.
  6. The Board was advised that the administration of the University is expected to comment on a proposal to establish a Sustainability Advisory Task Force.
Closed Session

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board approved the Business Case for the design and construction of The Technology and Science Complex - Module 2, and The Arts and Social Sciences Complex – Module 1.
  2. The Board approved entering into a contract with Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Services for services related to the development of the Surrey campus Phase 1a, Phase 1b, and Phase 2.
  3. The Board approved entering into a three-year contract with EBSCO Canada Ltd. for the purchase of Library serial subscriptions.
  4. The Board approved entering into a 10-year contract with Urban Networks Incorporated for the purchase of fibre-optic cable capacity for SFU Surrey.

B. Academic Operations

  1. Faculty Appointments

    The following academic appointments were approved and have been accepted:

    Dr. Michele Schmidt Assistant Professor Education 1 Sep 04-31 Aug 08
    Dr. Willeen Keough Assistant Professor History 1 Sep 05 - 31 Aug 09
    Dr. Susan Kozel Associate Professor Interactive Arts & Technology 1 Jul 04-31 Aug 09
    Dr. Mario Liotti Assoc. Professor with tenure Psychology 1 Sep 04
    Ms. Thecla Schiphorst Associate Professor Interactive Arts & Technology 1 Jul 04-31 Aug 09
    Mr. Ronald Wakkary Associate Professor Interactive Arts & Technology 1 Jul 04 - 31 Aug 09
    Dr. Edgar Young Assistant Professor Molecular Biology & Biochemistry 1 Nov 04 - 31 Aug 08
    Dr. Lynne Bell Associate Professor Archaeology 1 Sep 04 - 31 Aug 09
    Dr. Andrei Bulatov Assistant Professor Computing Science 1 Aug 04 - 31 Aug 08
    Dr. Peter Borwein Burnaby Mtn. Endowed Professorship Mathematics 1 Sep 04 - 31 Aug 14
    Dr. Jian Pei Assistant Professor Computing Science 1 Aug 04 - 31 Aug 08
    Dr. Prasanna Thati Assistant Professor Computing Science 1 May 05 - 31 Aug 09
    Dr. Julie Crawford Associate Professor English 1 Sep 05-31 Aug 10
    Dr. Brian Fisher Associate Professor Interactive Arts & Technology 1 Jul 04-31 Aug 09
    Dr. Robert Woodbury Professor with tenure Interactive Arts & Technology 1 Jul 04
    Dr. Daniele Moore Associate Professor Education 1 Sep 04-31 Aug 08
    Dr. Greg Mori Assistant Professor Computing Science 10 Aug 04-31 Aug 08
    Mr. James Budd Associate Professor Interactive Arts & Technology 1 Jul 04-31 Aug 09
    Dr. Daniel Laitsch Assistant Professor Education 1 Jan 05-31 Aug 08
  2. Administrative Appointments
  3. The Board approved the following administrative appointments:

    Dr. Andrew Bennet Chair Chemistry 1 Sep 04-31 Aug 09
    Dr. James Delgrande Director Computing Science 1 Sep 04-31 Aug 05
    Dr. Greg Dow reappointed Chair Economics 1 Sep 04-31 Aug 06
    Dr. Rick Routledge Chair Statistics & Actuarial Science 1 Sep 04-31 Aug 07
    Dr. Andrew Wister Chair Gerontology 1 Sep 04-31 Aug 07
    Dr. Michael Plischke Dean Science 1 Sep 04-31 Aug 09
    Dr. David MacLean Dean Health Sciences 1 Sep 04-31 Aug 09
  4. Other

C. Other

  1. Other matters were discussed.

The next Board of Governors Meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Room 126 of the Halpern Centre, Burnaby Mountain Campus, on Thursday, September 30, 2004.

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among Canada's top comprehensive universities and is one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old. Guided by a vision to be Canada's leading engaged university, SFU engages actively with the community in its research and teaching across three campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey.