July 27, 2006 Meeting Summary

OPEN SESSION

The Board heard a presentation from a delegation of Louis Riel House residents about residence rents and conditions.

A. Finance and Administration

  1. Donations: The Board noted donations to new and existing funds as follows:

MONTH

NEW FUNDS

EXISTING FUNDS

May 2006

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$350,969

  1. The Board noted for information the Financial Year-to-Date Position through June 30, 2006.
  2. The Board approved the following re-appointments/appointment as Trustees of the Pension Plan for Academic Staff representing faculty:
  • Professors Robert Grauer and Daniel Smith re-appointed for two-year terms ending June 30, 2008.
  • Professor David Andolfatto appointed for a one-year term ending June 30, 2007.
  1. The Board approved the Institutional Service Plan for 2006/07 to 2008/09 to be presented to the Ministry of Advanced Education.
  2. The Board approved a change to the Articles of the SFU Community Corporation to permit an increase in the number of directors to the Board of the SFU Community Trust, and approved that the number of outside expert members of the Board of Directors be increased from four members to six members.
  3. The Board approved revisions to and the renaming of Policy AD 1.12, Selling, Serving and Advertising Liquor, effective immediately.
  4. The Board approved an increase in visitor parking rates at the Burnaby campus, effective September 1, 2006 and an increase to permit rates for faculty, staff and students, Burnaby campus, effective January 1, 2007.

B. Academic Operations

  1. The Board approved the creation of the Centre for Studies in Print and Media Cultures.
  2. the Board noted that Senate approved the principles to guide academic development at the Great Northern Way Campus for the four partnered institutions: The British Columbia Institute of Technology, the Emilly Carr Institute of Art and Design, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia, and the administrative mechanisms proposed for their implementation.
  3. The Board approved revisions to Policy R 20.01 - Ethics Review of Research Involving Human Subjects, effective immediately.
  4. The Board approved the 2006/07 Faculty Renewal Plan.
  5. The Board noted that the Academic Operations Committee had engaged in a discussion around the issue of personnel development, particularly among new facullty, for governance and administrative roles.

C. Other

  1. The Board was informed that Mr. Robert G. (Bob) Elton has been appointed to the Board by Order-in-Council for a three-year term effective July 13, 2006.
  2. The Board welcomed Dr. Paul Percival, elected by faculty for a three-year term effective June 1, 2006, and Mr. Titus Gregory, elected by students for a one-year term effective June 1, 2006.
  3. The Board heard that Premier Gordon Campbell has announced that a formal review of post-secondary education - "Campus 2020" - will be undertaken by former Attorney General, Geoff Plante.
  4. The Board was informed that an Employee Appreciation BBQ is scheduled for July 27, 2006 at the Burnaby campus.
  5. The Board heard that events around the official opening of SFU Surrey will take place on September 8, 2006.
  6. The Board was informed that the Faculty Structure Task Force has completed its initial discussion document and had embarked on a series of consultations within the University.
  7. The Board learned that SFU's results in this year's competitions for research grants from federal granting agencies are above the national average.
  8. The Board heard that consequential changes have been made to a number of Academic Policies flowing from the recently approved 2006-2010 agreement with the Faculty Association.
  9. The Board was informed that Bing Thom Architects has been selected to begin work on a conceptual design for a new Student Union Building. Input will be sought from the campus community.
  10. The Board heard that Professor Roy Miki, English, and George F. MacDonald, who has overseen the creation of the Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies at SFU, were recently named Members of the Order of Canada.
  11. The Board approved that the rental rate at Louis Riel House be held at current rates until September 30, 2006. The Board will undertake a further review of the matter at its meeting of September 28, 2006.
  12. The Board received an update on the work of the visual identify process underway at SFU.
  13. The Board was informed that an intellectual property issue arising from the Aerial Robotics Group at SFU has been addressed through the Office of the Vice-President, Research.

CLOSED SESSION

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board received for information the Minutes and Reports of the Investment Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting of Occtober 20, 2005, and the draft Minutes and Reports of the IAC meeting of May 30, 2006.
  2. The Board approved that a contract be awarded to Bird Construction Limited at SFU Surrey for tenant improvements to Galleria floor five.

B. Academic Operations

  1. Faculty Appointments

The following academic appointments were approved and have been accepted:

  1.  
    1. Dr. Marlene Moretti, University Professor, Psychology, 1 Mar 06 – 28 Feb 11 
    2. Dr. Heather Antecol, Assoc. Prof. with tenure, Economics, 1 Jul 06 
    3. Dr. Natalee Popadiuk, Asst. Prof., Education, 1 Sep 06 - 31 Aug 10
    4. Dr. Janet Lee Ann Marontate, Assoc. Prof. with tenure, Communication, 1 Jul 06
    5. Dr. John Harriss, Prof with tenure, School for International Studies, 1 Sep 06 
    6. Dr. Dirk Beyer, Asst. Prof., Computing Science, 1 Aug 06 – 31 Aug 10
    7. Dr. Blaize Reich, Prof. with tenure, Business Administration, 1 Sep 06
    8. Dr. Marianne Jacquet , Asst. Prof., Education, 1 Sep 06 – 31 Aug 10
    9. Dr. Ryan Allen, Asst. Prof., Health Sciences, 1 Sep 06 – 31 Aug 10
    10. Ms. Sasha Fedorova, Instructor, Comp. Sci., 1 Dec 06 – 31 Aug 10
    11. Dr. Cecile Sabatier, Asst. Prof., Education, 1 Sep 06 – 31 Aug 10
    12. Dr. Brenda Morrison, Asst. Prof., Criminology, 1 Sep 06 – 31 Aug 10
    13. Dr. Christopher Pavsek, Asst. Prof., Contemporary Arts, 1 Aug 06 - 31 Aug 10
    14. Dr. Marinko Sarunic, Asst. Prof., Eng. Science, 1 Sep 06 – 31 Aug 10 
    15. Mr. Peter Chow-White, Instructor, Communication, 1 Sep 06 - 31 Aug 10
    16. Dr. Ann Chinnery, Asst Prof., Education, 1 Sep 06 - 31 Aug 10
    17. Dr. Karen Kohfeld, Asst. Prof. and CRC Tier II, Resource & Environmental Management, 20 Jul 06 - 31 Aug 10
    18. Dr. Lorraine Halinkna Malcoe, Assoc. Prof. with tenure, Health Sciences, 1 Jun 07
    19. Dr. Charmaine Dean, Burnaby Mtn. Endowed Professorship, Statistics & Actuarial Science, 1 Sep 06 - 31 Aug 11
    20. Dr. Kathleen Braid, Visiting Prof./Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Professor, Women's Studies, 1 Sep 06 - 31 Aug 07
    21. Dr. Dolores van der Wey, Asst. Prof., Education, 1 Jul 06 - 31 Aug 10
  1. Administrative Appointments

    The Board approved the following administrative appointments:

    1. Dr. Carolyne Smart, Dean (Pro Tem), Business Administration,
      1 Sep 06 – 31 Aug 07 
    2. Dr. John Harriss, Director, School for International Studies, 1 Sep 06 - 31 Aug 11
    3. Dr. Dave Burley, re-appointed Chair, Archaeology, 1 Sep 06 - 31 Aug 08
    4. Dr. Mark McPherran, Chair, Philosophy, 1 Sep 06 – 31 Aug 09
    5. Dr. Gordon Myers, Chair, Economics, 1 Sep 06 - 31 Aug 09
  1. Other

    The Board approved an early retirement in the Department of Humanities.

C. Other

  1. The Board received for information the President's Activity Report for May and June 2006.
  2. The Board approved that the contract with Bird Construction Limited for the construction of the ASSC2 - Health Sciences Building, be extended to incorporate Component Cost Six for Architectural finishes and Envelope work.
  3. The Board heard a report from Board member Barry Macdonald, who is a member of the Simon Fraser University Community Corporation Board of Directors.
  4. The Board thanked Pauline Rafferty for her participation as Deputy Chair and welcomed her successor, Nancy McKinstry, elected through January 2007.
  5. Other matters were discussed.

CONFIDENTIAL SESSION

  1. The Board approved the appointment of Dr. Nello Angerilli as Associate Vice-President, Students and International, without term, effective August 1, 2006.
  2. Other matters were discussed.

The next Board of Governors Meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m.. on Thursday, September 28, 2006 in the Halpern Centre Room 126, Simon Fraser University Burnaby.

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