March 26, 2004 Meeting Summary

OPEN SESSION

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board approved the appointment of Mr. Daniel Pekarsky to the Board of the SFU Community Corporation effective March 29, 2004.
  2. The Board approved the appointment of Dr. Jack Kowarsky to the Board of the SFU Foundation for the period March 29, 2004 to March 28, 2007.
  3. The Board approved the 2004/2005 proposed Operating Budget and 2004/2005 Tuition Fees as detailed at the following pdf file: 2004-2005 SFU Operating Budget and Tuition Recommendation
  4. The Board approved that the Student Service Fee and the Recreation-Athletics Fee be increased by 15% commencing with the September 2004 semester. Please see the following pdf file: Student Services, Recreation-Athletics, and Graduate Application Fees approved by the Board on March 26, 2004
  5. The Board approved that the Graduate Application Fee be increased from $55 to $75 commencing with the September 2004 semester.
  6. The Board received for information the Financial Year-To-Date Position as at January 31, 2004.

B. Academic Operations

  1. The Board noted graduate curriculum revisions in the Faculties of Arts and Applied Sciences and undergraduate curriculum revisions in the Faculties of Arts, Business Administration and Applied Sciences that were approved by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies.
  2. The 2003/2004 Faculty Renewal Report was before the Board for information.
  3. The Board approved the proposal for a Graduate Diploma in Quantitative Methods in Fisheries Management.
  4. The Board approved the dissolution of the Centre for Environmental Biology, effective immediately.
  5. The Board approved the new Joint Program between the Department of French and the Department of Political Science – French Language Cohort Program in Public Administration and Community Services, effective for the Fall Semester 2004.
  6. The Board approved the new B.Sc. in Geographic Information Science Program in the Faculty of Applied Sciences, effective Fall Semester 2004.
  7. The Board approved the change in status for Gerontology from a program to a Department in the Faculty of Arts, effective September 1, 2004.

  8. The Draft Institutional Service Plan 2004/05 to 2006/07 was before the Board for information.

C. Other

  1. The Board was advised that SFU has recently been awarded CFI grants totalling almost $10 million, which will be matched provincially, and that the University’s submission for Cognitive Neuroscience in Early Childhood Health and Development has been approved to proceed to stage 2 of the BC Leadership Chair Competition.

CLOSED SESSION

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board approved the purchase of space for SFU Surrey at the Central City Building Complex and the fit out of this space in phases for occupancy by Fall 2004, Fall 2005 and Fall 2008.
  2. The Board gave approval in principle for the University to negotiate an agreement with the Whitecaps Football Club to develop two new artificial turf fields and a clubhouse at SFU.
  3. The Board heard that an advisory committee is in the process of being formed to advise SFU in its negotiations with the developers of the Woodwards site regarding space for the School for the Contemporary Arts.

B. Academic Operations

  1. Faculty Appointments

    The following academic appointments were approved and have been accepted:

    Dr. Luc Bonenfant Assistant Professor French 1 Sep 04-31 Aug 08
    Dr. Nicholas Guyatt Assistant Professor History 1 Jul 04 - 31 Aug 08
    Mr. Robert Kitsos Assistant Professor Contemporary Arts 1 Jul 04-31 Aug 08
    Dr. Lara Campbell Assistant Professor Women's Studies 1 Sep 04 - 31 Aug 08
    Dr. Ilya Vinkovetsky Assistant Professor History 1 Sep 04-31 Aug 08
    Dr. Rebecca Cobb Assistant Professor Psychology 1 Aug 04 - 31 Aug 08
    Dr. Kevin Douglas Assistant Professor Psychology 1 Aug 04 - 31 Aug 08
    Dr. Janet Sturgeon Assistant Professor Geography 1 Aug 04 - 31 Aug 08
    Dr. Charles Walsby Assistant Professor Chemistry 1 Sep 04 - 31 Aug 08
    Mr. Patrick Lussier Instructor Criminology 1 Sep 04 - 31 Aug 08
    Dr. Adam Oberman Assistant Professor Mathematics 1 May 04 - 31 Aug 08
    Dr. Rachel MacKay Assistant Professor Statistics & Actuarial Science 1 Jul 04 - 31 Aug 08
  2. Other

The Board approved the Departmental Transfer of Dr. Mary Lynn Stewart to full-time in the Department of Women's Studies, effective 1 September, 2004.

C. Other

  1. The Board heard that the Working Group on Governance has met and expects to report to the Board at the June retreat.
  2. The Board approved a revised project construction budget and awarded a contract to Norson Construction Limited for the heritage renovations and expansion of the Bank of Montreal building for the Segal Graduate School of Business.
  3. The Board approved an agreement between SFU and the Canadian International Development Agency for Project S6253: Adult Education for Economic Development - Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
  4. 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 Friday, May 28, 2004.

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