May 29, 2008 Meeting Summary

OPEN SESSION

A. Finance and Administration

  1. Fundraising Progress Reports: The Board noted year-to-date progress reports as follows:

    Month

    Fundraising Progress Report
    For Information
    2007/2008 Year to Date

    To March 31, 2008

    $32,307,087

     

    Fundraising Progress Report
    For Information
    2008/2009 Year to Date

    To April 30, 2008

    $817,123

  2. The Board approved the Terms of Reference for:

  • Quirks & Quarks Graduate Award for Best PhD Thesis 
  • Brian J. Blaha Memorial Annual Graduate Scholarship in Computing Science 
  • SFU-India Student Entrance Scholarships 
  • SFU-India Student Mobility Scholarships 
  • SFU-India Visiting Scholar Fund 
  • Stuart Olson Bursary Fund in Resource & Environmental Management
  • The Ma Ruren Endowment Fund
  • Kathleen Isbister Endowment Fund 
  1. The Board received for information the 2007 Annual Report of the Human Rights Office.

  2. The Board received for information the 2007/08 Annual Report of the Sustainability Advisory Committee.

  3. The Board approved a revision to Policy GP 16, Advertising, Selling or Smoking Tobacco on Campus, to comply with changes in provincial legislation that became effective March 31, 2008. 
  4. The Board approved the appointment of Ms. Dagni Lund as the CUPE representatiave on the Administrative/Union Pension Plan Board, from August 1, 2008 to November 30, 2008.
  5. The Board approved an increase in visitor parking rates at the Burnaby campus, and an increase to permit rates for faculty, staff and students at the Burnaby campus, effective September 1, 2008.
  6. The Board approved changes to the membership of the SFU Community Corporation. 

B. Academic Operations

  1. The Board approved the following actions recommended by Senate:
  • Creation of the International Cybercrime Research Centre 
  • Degree name change from Master of Science in Population and Public Health to Master of Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Master of Arts in Applied Legal Studies in the School of Criminology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Master of Financial Risk Management in the Faculty of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of General Sudies (Education) in the Faculty of Education
  • Software Systems Major Program in the School of Computing Science in the Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Terms of Reference for the Pfizer/Heart and Stroke Foundation BC & Yukon Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Motions arising from the Phase 2 Faculty Structure Task Force:
  1. The revised structure of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, comprised of the School of Computing Science and the School of Engineering Science, effective Aprili 2009;
  2. The relocation of the School of Kinesiology to the Faculty of Science, effective April 2009;
  3. The establishment of the Faculty of Communication, Contemporary Arts, and Design (interim name), effective April 2009, to be comprised of the School of Communication, the School for the Contemporary Arts, the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, and the Master of Publishing program;
  4. The establisihment of the Faculty of the Environment, efective April 2009, to be comprised of the Environmental Science Program, the Department of Geography, the School of Resource and Environmental Management, the Centre for Sustainable Community Development, and the Graduate Certificate Program in Development Studies. The Vice-President, Academic will establish a Faculty Interdisciplinary Programming Committee with a mandate to develop new programming for the Faculty, and to report back to Senate regarding this programming before April 2009. Only with the approval of this new programming would this Faculty come into existence.

The Board Chair congratulated Vice-President, Academic, John Waterhouse and colleagues for the considerable work undertaken on these important initiatives.

  1. The Board received the following material for information from Senate's meetings of April 7, 2008 and May 12, 2008:
  • The External Review of the Department of Political Science;
  • The Annual Reports for 2007/2008 of the Senate Committee on University Priorities, Senate Appeals Board, Senate Committee on International Activities, and the Senate Policy Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.

C. Audit Committee

  1. The Board approved the Financial Statements of the University for the year ended March 31, 2008 on the basis that the Office of the Auditor General of B.C., the Universitiy's Auditor of Record, has indicated that an unqualified audit report for fiscal year 2007/2008 will be issued.

D. Other

  1. The Board received for information copies of SFU's 2007/2008 Report to the Community, a four-part report published in The Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers between May 7 and 27, 2008, and also made available on-line.
  2. The Board was informed that SFU will hold its second Open House event at SFU Burnaby on Saturday, May 31, 2008.
     
  3. The President briefed the Board on his recent trip to South Korea and China as part of the Premier's trade mission to Asia.

  4. The Board Chair thanked outgoing student Board members, Mr. Derrick Harder and Mr. C.A. Apaak, and outgoing staff member, Ms. Paulette Johnston, for their contributions to the work of the Board during their terms ending May 31, 2008.  The Board was also informed of the following Board election results:  Ms. Natalie Bocking and Mr. Kevin Harding, student Board members, elected to May 31, 2009, and Mr. Andrew Barton, staff Board member, elected to May 31, 2011.

  5. The Chair informed the Board of the Alumni Order-in-Council reappointment of Ms. Jeanette McPhee for a second three-year term.

  6. The Chair informed the Board that Simon Fraser Univeristy won the YWCA Innovative Workplace Award for 2008, presented at the YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards Dinner on May 28, 2008.

  7. The Chair noted that the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Media, Communications, Community and Government Relations, had met on May 14, 2008.

  8. Board members were reminded that Convocation ceremonies will take place in Burnaby from June 3 to 6, 2008.

  9. The Board received a report from the Vice-President, Research on a number of recent research awards, funding announcements, and funding successes.

CLOSED SESSION

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board heard an update on Burnaby Mountain Sport and Medical.
  2. The Board received for information the Fundraising Progress Reports for March and April 2008.

B. Academic Operations

  1. Faculty Appointments

The following academic appointments were approved and have been accepted:

    The following administrative appointments were approved and have been accepted:

    The Board approved the continuation of two modified appointments in the Economics, from 1 Sep 08 to 31 Aug 09, and the continuation of 1 modified appointment in Humanities, from 1 Sep 08 to 31 Aug 09.

  1.  
    1. Dr. Jan Henrik Kietzman, Assistant Prof., Business Administration, 1 Sep 08 - 31 Aug 12 
    2. Dr. Eric Gedajlovic, Associate Prof. with tenure, Business Administratioan, 1 Jun 08
    3. Dr. Kumari V. Beck, Assistant Prof., Eduation, 1 May 08 - 31 Aug 12
    4. Dr. Stephanie Bertels, Assistant Prof., Business Administration, 1 Sep 08 - 31 Aug 12 
    5. Dr. Gratien Prefontaine, Assistant Prof., Health Sciences, 1 Aug 08 - 31 Aug 12 
    6. Mr. Nicholas Kenny, Instructor, History, 1 Sep 08 - 31 Aug 12
    7. Dr. Tim Storr, Assistant Prof., Chemistry, 1 Sep 08 - 31 Aug 12
    8. Dr. Roger Frie, Associate Prof., Education, 1 Sep 08 - 31 Aug 13
    9. Dr. Karen Yeats, Assistant Prof., Mathematics, 1 Jan 09 - 31 Aug 12
    10. Mr. Rudy Reimer, Instructor, Archaeology & First Nations Studies, 1 May 09 - 31 Aug 13
    11. Dr. Kate Bassil, Assistant Prof., Health Sciences, 1 Aug 08 - 31 Aug 12
    12. Dr. Matthew DeVos, Assistant Prof., Mathematics, 1 Jul 08 - 31 Aug 12
    13. Dr. Frank Jang Sup Lee, Assistant Prof., Health Sciences, 1 Nov 08 - 31 Aug 12
    14. Dr. Diane Gromala, Interactive Arts & Technology, Tier II Canada Research Chair,
      1 Feb 08 - 31 Jan 13 
    15. Dr. Phil Winne, Education, reappointed Tier I Canada Research Chair,
      1 Jan 09 - 31 Dec 15
    16. Dr. Cindy Patton, Sociology & Anthropology/Women's Studies, reappointed
      Tier II Canada Research Chair, 1 May 08 - 30 Apr 15 
    17. Dr. Jennifer Spear, Assistant Prof., History, 1 Sep 08 – 31 Aug 12
    18. Dr. Shannon Zaitsoff, Assistant Prof., Psychology, 1 Oct 08 – 31 Aug 12
    19. Dr. Raph Pantophlet, Assistant Prof., Health Sciences, 1 Sep 08 - 31 Aug 12
    20. Dr. Sharon Gorski, Associate Prof. (half time), Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, 1 May 08 - 31 Aug 13
    21. Mr. David Coley, Instructor, English, 1 Sep 08 - 31 Aug 12
    22. Ms. Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani, Instructor, World Literature Program, 1 Jan 09 - 31 Aug 12
    23. Mr. Jeremy Brown, Instructor, History, 1 Sep 08 - 31 Aug 12
    24. Dr. Aidan Vining, reappointed Centre for North American Business Studies Professor, 1 Jul 08 - 30 Jun 13
    1. Administrative Appointments
    1. Dr. Joan Collinge, Dean (Pro Tem), Continuing Studies, 1 Jul 08 - 31 Aug 09
    2. Dr. Colin Jones, Dean (Pro Tem), Applied Sciences, 1 Sep 08 - 30 Apr 09
    3. Dr. Suzanne de Castell, Dean (Pro Tem), Education, 1 Sep 08 - 31 Aug 09
    4. Dr. Michael Plischke, Dean (extension), Science, 1 Sep 09 - 31 Aug 10
    5. Dr. Mark Leier, Chair, History, 1 Jan 09 - 31 Dec 12
    6. Dr. Jack Little, Acting Chair, History, 1 Sep 08 - 31 Dec 08
    7. Dr. Dan Weeks, re-appointed Chair, Psychology, 1 Sep 08 - 31 Aug 13 
    1. Other
  1. The President's Report on 2007/2008 Contract Renewal, Tenure and Promotion Considerations was received by the Board for information:

CONTRACT RENEWAL CONSIDERATIONS

FACULTY

DEPT/SCHOOL
NAME
RANK

Applied Sciences

Engineering Science

I. Bajic

Ass’t Professor

 

School of Interactive Arts and Technology

A. Antle
L. Bartram
J. Bizzocchi
M. Engeli
N. Rajah

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

Arts & Social Sciences

Criminology

B. Kinney

Ass’t Professor

 

Economics

F. Martin

Ass’t Professor

 

English

M. Everton
M. Hussey

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

 

Explorations Program at Surrey

S. Colby
S. Markey

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

 

French

L. Frappier

Ass’t Professor

 

Geography

P. Kingsbury
G. Mann

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

 

History 

(joint with Humanities)

F. Becker
L. Clossey
W. Keough
T. Kuhn
E. O’Brien

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

 

Humanities
(joint with History)

P. Crowe
E. O’Brien

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

 

Psychology

M. Blair
A. Chapman
M. Schmitt

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

 

Sociology/Anthropology

F. De Maio
H. Wittman

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

Business

 

S. Gupta
P. Tingling
O. Volkoff

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

Education
 

S. Blenkinsop
P. Keats
O. Sensoy
S. Vamos

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

Health Sciences
 

M. Morrow
R. Tucker

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

Science

Biological Sciences

J. Christians
G. Rintoul
M. Silverman

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

 

Chemistry

R. Britton

Ass’t Professor

 

Mathematics

J. Bell
J.F. Williams

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

 

Physics

N. Forde
P. Haljan
M. Kennett

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

 

Statistics & Actuarial Science

Y. Lu

Ass’t Professor

TENURE CONSIDERATIONS

FACULTY

DEPT/SCHOOL
NAME

Applied Sciences

Kinesiology

S. Lear

 

School of Interactive Arts and Technology

M. Hatala
B. Fisher
T. Schiphorst
R. Wakkary

Education

 

J. Nesbit

 PROMOTION CONSIDERATIONS

FACULTY

DEPT/SCHOOL
NAME
NEW RANK

Applied Sciences

Communication

Y. Zhao

Professor

 

Computing Science

M. Ester

Professor

Arts & Social Sciences

Contemporary Arts

M. Gotfrit
J. Yoon

Professor
Professor

 

Criminology

G. Anderson

Professor

 

Economics

K. Pendakur
C. Lulfesmann

Professor
Professor

 

English

M. Gillies

Professor

 

Master of Public Policy

D. Gross

Professor

Education

 

D. Dagenais

Professor

Health Sciences

 

M. Hayes
M. Joffres

Professor
Professor

Science

Earth Sciences

D. Allen

Professor

 

Mathematics

M. Monagan

Professor

 

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB) (joint with Physics)



J. Thewalt



Professor

 

Physics
(joint with MBB)

M. Hayden
J. Thewalt

Professor
Professor

TENURE AND PROMOTION CONSIDERATIONS

FACULTY

DEPT/SCHOOL
NAME
NEW RANK

Applied Sciences

Computing Science

A. Bulatov
T. Kirkpatrick
D. Mitchell
J. Pei
E. Ternovska

Assoc.Professor
Assoc. Professor
Assoc. Professor
Assoc. Professor
Assoc. Professor

Arts & Social Sciences

Archaeology

E. Yellowhorn

Assoc. Professor

 

Contemporary Arts

A. Eigenfeldt

Assoc. Professor

 

English

C. Colligan
J. Fleming

Assoc. Professor
Assoc. Professor

 

Geography

E. McCann

Assoc. Professor

 

Gerontology

H. Chaudhury

Assoc. Professor

 

History

R. Panchasi

Assoc. Professor

 

Psychology

T. Spalek
A. Thornton
K. Douglas

Assoc. Professor
Assoc. Professor
Assoc. Professor

Business

 

M. Brydon
D. Hannah
D. Smith
C. Zatzick

Assoc. Professor
Assoc. Professor
Assoc. Professor
Assoc. Professor

Education

 

C. Bingham
S. Campbell
D. Moore

Assoc. Professor
Assoc. Professor
Professor

Science

Biological Sciences

J. Mattsson

Assoc. Professor

 

Chemistry

D. Vocadlo

Assoc. Professor

 

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

C. Beh
M. Paetzel

Assoc. Professor
Assoc. Professor

 

Physics

D. O’Neil
J. Sonier

Assoc. Professor
Professor

  1. The Board received for information the Draft SFU Surrey Institutional Plan 2009-2015.

C. Audit Committee 

  1. The Board received the annual Internal Audit Report for information.
     
  2. The Board received the annual Insurance and Risk Management Report for information.
     
  3. The Board received for information an update of the University's Risk Management Plan.

D. Other

  1. The Board received the President's Activity Report for March and April 2008.
     
  2. Other matters were discussed.

CONFIDENTIAL SESSION

  1. The Board approved revised Merit Performance Review Criteria for President Michael Stevenson effective for the 2007/2008 year.
     
  2. Other matters were discussed.

The next Board of Governors Meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2008 in Room 126 of the Halpern Centre, SFU Burnaby.

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