May 26, 2005 Meeting Summary

Open Session

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board approved the reappointment of Bill Rowe as a Trustee of the Pension Plan for Academic Staff as University representative for the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007.
  2. The Board approved the following appointments/reappointment as Board members of the SFU Foundation:
  • Milton Wong, Chair & Member, May 20, 2005-May 19, 2008

  • Brandt Louie, Member, May 20, 2005-May 19, 2008

  • Tazeem Nathoo, Member, May 20, 2005-May 19, 2008

  • Roger Welch, re-appointed Member, July 27, 2005-July 26, 2008
  1. The Board approved Policy GP 36, Use of University Space.
  2. The Board approved a revision to the Banking and Signing Resolution, changing the title “Assistant Director of Finance” to “Director of Accounting Services” to take effect immediately.
  3. Donations: the Board approved terms of reference and noted donations to new and existing funds, as follows:
MONTH NEW FUNDS EXISTING FUNDS
March 2005 -------- $2,252,467
April 2005 $20,516 $8,285,035
Supplementary February 2005 $22,000 --------
Supplementary March 2005 $166,615 --------

  1. The Board reviewed the Draft Report of the Working Group on Access Issues, dated May 12, 2005.
  2. The Board approved Tuition Fees, Student Services and Athletics and Recreation Fees, and the 2005/2006 Operating Budget as detailed in the following pdf files: 2005/2006 Operating Budget and Tuition Fee Schedules
  3. The Board approved the appointment of Mr. Barry Macdonald to the Board of the SFU Community Corporation, replacing Dr. Peter Eng effective June 1, 2005.

B. Academic Operations

  1. The Board approved:
  • New M.Ed. Stream in Educational Practice.

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, Major or Honors in Interactive Arts and Technology.

  • Establishment of the Centre for Natural Hazards Research as a Schedule A Centre under Policy R40.01.

  • Establishment of the Institute for Research on Early Education and Child Health as a Schedule A Centre under Policy R40.01.

  • Establishment of the 4D Labs as a Schedule B Centre under Policy R40.01.

  • Terms of Reference for the RCMP University Chair in Crime Analysis and the RCMP University Chair in Computational Criminology in the School of Criminology.

  • New M.Ed. Stream in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language.

  • New Major, Honors and Minor Program in International Studies.

  • Domestic undergraduate targets for each basis-of-admission group and for each semester in 2005/06, Domestic undergraduate admission targets to each Faculty, and International undergraduate admission targets to each Faculty and to each semester in 2005/06.
  1. The Board noted that Senate dealt with a number of other issues at its meetings of April 4 and May 16, 2005.
  2. The Board approved revisions to Academic Policy A 12.08, Adjunct Professors/Adjunct Professors of Clinical Practice, effective immediately.
  3. The Board approved changes to Graduate Tuition Fee Rules.

C. Audit Committee

  1. The Board heard that revisions to Policy AD 3.10, Internal Audit Policy, are expected to come to the Board for approval in July 2005.
  2. The Board received the annual Internal Audit Report for information.
  3. The Board received the annual Insurance and Risk Management Report for information.

  4. The Board approved the Financial Statements of the University for the year ended March 31, 2005 on the basis that the University’s Auditor, BDO Dunwoody LLP, has indicated both verbally and in writing that an unqualified audit report for fiscal year 2004/2005 will be issued.

D. Governance Committee

  1. The Board approved SFU Board Guidelines dated March 15, 2005.
  2. The Board approved Guidelines for individual SFU Board members dated March 15, 2005.

E. Other

  1. The Board heard that Convocation ceremonies on June 1, 2, and 3 will be Dr. Milton Wong’s last events as Chancellor.
  2. The Board heard that Advanced Education Deputy Minister Philip Steenkamp recently visited SFU Surrey, Burnaby and Harbour Centre.
  3. The Board extended congratulations to Pat Hibbitts, Vice-President, Finance and Administration, on winning the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in the Business and Professions category, and to Catherine Murray and Paulette Johnston on being re-elected to the Board.
  4. The Board extended congratulations to Brandt Louie on being elected Chancellor and noted that he will also continue as Board Chair until August 31, 2005, at which time Saida Rasul will assume the Chair.
  5. The Board heard that 4 SFU researchers, Drs. Marina Morrow, Nancy Forde, Melanie O’Neill and Kevin Douglas, have been named 2005 Scholars by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the Board extended congratulations to each recipient.
  6. The Board heard that $90 million has been raised to date toward the $125 million capital campaign goal, and $184,000 has thus far been raised in the annual campus campaign.
  7. The Board heard that that the 3rd residence building will be ready to accommodate conference participants/visitors to campus this summer, with student occupancy scheduled for September 2005.
  8. The Board heard that the Diamond University Centre will re-open for business on June 1, 2005.
  9. The Board expressed thanks and appreciation to retiring Board members Chris Giacomantonio, Nancy Olewiler and Bill Rowe, and to Chancellor and Board member Milton Wong.
Closed Session

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board received for information the minutes and reports of the Investment Advisory Committee meeting of March 15, 2005.
  2. The Board approved a contract with Bird Construction for the tenant improvements of the Podium Floor 3, Mezzanine and Galleria Floor 3 of SFU Surrey.
  3. The Board approved the extension of an existing contract with Omicron/Raven Consulting for architectural and design services associated with the development of SFU Surrey.
  4. The Board approved a contract with Chernoff Thompson Architects Ltd. for the provision of architectural services for the Technology and Science Complex – Module 2 (TASC-2) building.
  5. The Board approved a contract with Busby, Perkins and Will Architecture for the provision of architectural services for both the Arts and Social Sciences – Module 1 (ASSC-1) and Health Sciences buildings.
  6. The Board approved awarding a contract to Stuart Olsen Constructors Inc. for the construction of the Base Building Envelope for the Technology and Science Complex – Module 2.
  7. The Board approved amendments to the approved plan for the construction of the Technology and Science Complex – Module 2 (TASC-2) and an increase to the project budget with incremental costs to come from agreed designated budgets.
  8. The Board approved an amendment to the approved plan for the Arts and Social Sciences Complex – Module 1 (ASSC-1).

B. Academic Operations

  1. Faculty Appointments

    The following academic appointments were approved and have been accepted:

    Ms. Leilei Zeng Instructor Stats. & Act'l. Science/Health Sciences 1 Jul 06 -
    31 Aug 10
    Dr. Kitty King Corbett Prof. with tenure Health Sciences 1 Sep 05
    Dr. Craig Janes Prof. with tenure Health Sciences 1 Sep 05
    Dr. Malcolm Kennett Assist. Prof. Physics 1 Aug 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Pascal Lavergne Assoc. Prof. with tenure Economics 1 Sep 05
    Dr. Yoonjin Lee Assist. Prof. Mathematics 1 Aug 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. John Williams Assist. Prof. Mathematics 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Mr. Fernando Martin Instructor Economics 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Tamon Stephen Assist. Prof. Mathematics 1 Sep 06 -
    31 Aug 10
    Dr. Razvan Fetecau Assist. Prof. Mathematics 1 Sep 06 –
    31 Aug 10
    Dr. Michael Forlenza Assist. Prof. Health Sciences 1 Aug 05 –
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Geoffrey Mann Assist. Prof. Geography 1 Jul 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Mr. Fernando De Maio Instructor Sociology/Anthropology 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Ms. Emily O'Brien Instructor History/Humanities 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Mr. Geoffrey Dunbar Instructor Economics 1 Jul 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Ms. Rochelle Tucker Instructor Health Sciences 1 Jul 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Sudheer Gupta Assist. Prof. Business Admin. 1 Jun 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Isabelle Cote Prof. with tenure Bio. Sciences 1 Sep 05
    Dr. John Reynolds Prof. with tenure
    1 Aug 05, and
    BC Leadership Chair in Salmon Conservation & Management,
    Bio. Sciences
    1 Aug 05 -
    31 Jul 15
    Dr. Michael Joffres Assoc. Prof. with tenure Health Sciences 1 Sep 05
    Dr. Marina Morrow Assist. Prof. Health Sciences 1 Jul 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Elizabeth Philipose Visiting Prof./Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair Women's Studies 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 06
    Dr. Gordon Rintoul Assist. Prof. Bio. Sciences 1 Jan 06 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Michael Silverman Assist. Prof. Bio. Sciences 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Robert Britton Assist. Prof. Chemistry 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Yi Lu Assist. Prof. Stats. & Act'l. Science 15 Jun 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Anthony Perl Prof. with tenure Urban Studies/
    Political Science
    1 Jul 05
    Dr. Olga Volkoff Assist. Prof. Business Admin. 1 Jul 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Julian Christians Assist. Prof. Bio. Sciences 1 Jan 06 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Sean Blenkinsop Assist. Prof. Education 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Daniel Lee Assoc. Prof. with tenure Engineering Science 1 Sep 05
    Dr. Paul Haljan Assist. Prof. Physics 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 09
    Dr. Bozena Kaminska Prof. with tenure
    1 May 05, and
    CRC I, Engineering Science 1 May 05 -
    30 Apr 12
    Dr. Mary-Ellen Kelm Prof. with tenure History 1 Jan 06
  2. Administrative Appointments

    The Board approved the following administrative appointments:

    Dr. Lynn Burton Chair Humanities 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 06
    Dr. John Craig Chair History 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 08
    Dr. William de La Mare Director Res. & Env'l. Mgt. 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 08
    Dr. James Degrande Director (extension) Computing Sci. 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Dec 05
    Dr. Uwe Glasser Director Computing Sci. 1 Jan 06 -
    31 Dec 08
    Dr. David Laycock Chair Political Sci. 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 08
    Dr. Zita McRobbie Chair Linguistics 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 08
    Dr. Anthony Perl Director Urban Studies Program 1 Jul 05 -
    31 Aug 10
    Dr. Daniel Weeks Chair (reappointment) Psychology 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 08
    Dr. John LaBrie Dean Continuing Studies 1 Aug 05 -
    31 Aug 10
    Ms. Lynn Copeland Univ. Librarian, and Dean of Library Services 1 Sep 05 -
    31 Aug 10
  3. Other

    The Board approved the departmental transfer of Dr. Kathy Mezei from Joint English and Humantiies to full-time Humanities, effective September 1, 2005.

C. Other

  1. The Board conferred the title of Chancellor Emeritus on Dr. Milton K. Wong in recognition of his outstanding service to Simon Fraser University as Chancellor from June 1999 to June 2005.
  2. The Board heard about the proposed agenda for the June 16, 2005 Strategy Session.
  3. Retiring Board member, Bill Rowe, thanked members for their collegiality and support during his 6-year term.
  4. The Board heard an update regarding the Woodward’s project.
  5. The Board heard about progress-to-date with respect to Athletic Fields 1, 4, and 5.
  6. The Board heard about the PSEC-approved Goal Sharing Agreement with CUPE 3338, that saw a 2% payment applied to all wage rates on the grids in recognition of performance and productivity goals met by March 31, 2005.
  7. Other matters were discussed.

The next Board of Governors Meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m. in Room 126 of the Halpern Centre, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, on Thursday, July 21, 2005.

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