July 23, 2009 Meeting Summary

Board Members present:  M. Francis, Chair, B. Louie, Chancellor;
M. Stevenson, President; A. Barton; L. Brown-Ganzert; A. Dhillon;
P. Dhillon; K. Harding; D. Pekarsky; P. Percival; J. Zaichkowsky

Regrets:  B. Elton; J. McPhee; B. Taylor


OPEN SESSION

A. Finance and Administration

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

    Month

    Fundraising Progress Reports
    For Information
    2009/2010 Year to Date

    To May 31, 2009

    $483,951

     

    To June 30, 2009

    $2,297,573

  2. The Board approved the Terms of Reference for:

  • The City of Surrey Memorial Employee Entrance Award; 
  • The Robin Blaser Endowment Fund supporting the Contemporary Literature Graduate Research Award; 
  • The RedFM 93.1 Annual Music Scholarship;
  • The Aleta Iberg Annual Memorial Award in the Faculty of Education. 
  1. The Board approved revisions to Policy GP 16, Advertsiing, Selling or Smoking Tobacco on Campus, effective immediately.  The revisions, which respond to a non-compliance order issued to SFU by WorkSafe BC, strengthen the section of the Policy that deals with reporting procedures and the role of Campus Security with respect to non-compliance.

  2. The Board approved the dissolution of the Community Advisory Committee of the SFU Community Trust, effective December 31, 2009.

  3. The Board approved the Institutional Accountability Plan and Report for 2009/10 to 2011/12 to be presented to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.
  4. The Board received for information a draft schedule for the 2010-2011 budget process and related community consultations.
  5. The Board approved the appointments of Drs. Gary Parker and Karel Hrazdil as Trustees of the Academic Pension Plan representing Faculty for two-year terms from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011, and the appointment of Martin Pochurko as a Trustee of the Academic Pension Plan representing the University for an indefinite term.
  6. The Board noted the Financial Year-to-Date Position as of May 31, 2009.

B. Academic Operations

  1. The Board approved the following action recommended by Senate:
  • The Certificate in Cultural Resource Management in the Department of Archaeology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. 
  1. Other matters dealt with by Senate on June 1, and July 6, 2009 were noted.

  2. The Board received for information revisions to the Teaching Faculty Policy A 12.01.

C. Other

  1. The Board was informed that Order-in--Council Board member, Bob Elton, has been re-appointed to a second three-year term ending July 13, 2012.
  2. The Board learned that SFU has been accepted as a candidate for membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
  3. The Board was informed that a final budget letter would be received from government after September 1, 2009.
  4. The Board learned that President Stevenson met briefly with the new Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, Dr. Moira Stilwell, and that a visit to SFU Surrey is being arranged.
  5. The Board heard a brief report from L. Brown-Ganzert, Chair of the newly formed External Relations Committee, on matters discussed at the Committee's meetings of June 17 and July 17, 2009, including arrangements for a breakfast on September 30, 2009 at the Segal Graduate School of Business that will help build networks for the Faculty of Business Administration and the University, and recognize Dr. Nancy McKinstry's contributions as a member and past Chair of the Board of Govenors.
  6. The Board received an update from the Vice-President, Research on research-related matters.
  7. The Board received an update from the Vice-President, Academic on the Three-Year Academic Planning process, the Task Force on Teachng and Learning, enrollment information for Semester 09-2, and other matters.

CLOSED SESSION

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board received fundraising progress reports for May and June 2009.
  2. The Board approved that a contract be awarded to Stuart Olson Constructors Inc. for construction management services for the Chemistry Building Renewal project.
  3. The Board approved that a contract be awarded to Henriquez Partners Ltd. for architectural, engineering and prime consultant services for the Chemistry Buidling Renewal project.
  4. The Board received for information correspondence to government officials regarding a federal government capital funding opportunity.
  5. Other matters were discussed.

B. Academic Operations

  1. Faculty Appointments

The following academic appointments were approved and have been accepted:

  1.  
    1. Dr. Kenneth Seigneurie, Associate Professor with tenure, World Literature Program,
      15 Aug 09
    2. Dr. Judith Sixsmith, Professor with tenure, Public Policy Program, 1 Aug 09
    3. Ms. Dana Claxton, Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Chair, Women's Studies,
      1 Sep 09 - 31 Aug 10
  1. Administrative Appointments

The following administrative appointments were appproved and have been accepted:

  1. Dr. John Pierce, Dean, Faculty of Environment, 1 Sep 09 - 31 Aug 14
  2. Dr. Don Read, Chair, Psychology, 1 Sep 09 - 31 Aug 12
  3. Dr. Catherine Murray, Chair, Women's Studies, 1 Sep 09 - 31 Aug 12 
  1. Other

The Board approved:

  1.  
    1. Dr. June Beynon, Professor Emerita, 1 Sep 08 (retroactive)
  1. The President's Report on 2008/2009 Contract Renewal, Tenure and Promotion Considerations was received by the Board for information:

CONTRACT RENEWAL CONSIDERATIONS

FACULTY

DEPT/SCHOOL

NAME

RANK

Applied Sciences

Computing Science

D. Beyer
A. Federova

Ass’t Professor
Ass't Professor

 

Engineering Science

C. Menon
P. Saeedi
M. Sarunic
L. Shannon

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

Arts & Social Sciences

Criminology

M. Andresen
B. Morrison

Ass’t  Professor
Ass’t  Professor

 

Economics

G. Dunbar

Ass’t  Professor

 

English

T. Alkan
P. Cramer

Ass’t  Professor
Ass’t  Professor

 

French

J. Calderon
G. Planchenault
C. Vigouroux

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

 

History

A. Geiger
D. Krallis
P. Sedra

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

 

Political Science

A. Ayers
G. Fuji Johnson

Ass’t  Professor
Ass’t  Professor

 

Urban Studies

P. Hall

Ass’t  Professor

 

World Literature

P. Horta

Ass’t  Professor

Business Administration

Business Administration

B. Cohen
P. Jula
R. Krishnan
J. Peloza

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

 

Communication, Art and Technology

Communication

P. Chow-White
D. Jin

Ass’t  Professor
Ass’t  Professor

 

Contemporary Arts

C. Pavsek

Ass’t  Professor

 

Masters of Publishing

J. Maxwell

Ass’t  Professor

 

SIAT

H. Erhan

Ass’t  Professor

Education

Education

A. Chinnery
M. Jacquet
S. Marshall
M. Nilson
N. Popadiuk
C. Sabatier
N. Sinclair
D. Van Der Wey

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

Environment

Geography

V. Crooks
I. Tromp-van Meerveld
J. Venditti

Ass’t  Professor
Ass’t  Professor

Ass’t  Professor

 

Resource & Environ. Management

K. Kohfeld

Ass’t  Professor

Health Sciencees

Health Sciences

R. Allen
L. Zeng

Ass’t  Professor
Ass’t  Professor

Science

Biological Sciences

S. Bisgrove

Ass’t  Professor

 

Earth Sciences

S. Dashtgard
D. Kirste

Ass’t  Professor
Ass’t  Professor

 

Mathematics

R. Fetecau
Z. Lu
T. Stephen

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

 

Physics

A. Frolov
L. Pogosian

Ass’t  Professor
Ass’t  Professor

 

Statistics & Actuarial
Science

L. Zeng

Ass’t  Professor

TENURE CONSIDERATIONS

FACULTY

DEPT/SCHOOL
NAME
RANK

Arts & Social Sciences

Archaeology

J. Welch

Assoc Professor

 

Criminology

L. Bell

Assoc  Professor

Environment

Resource & Environ. Management

J. Welch

Assoc  Professor

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

J. Somers

Assoc  Professor

PROMOTION CONSIDERATIONS

FACULTY

DEPT/SCHOOL
NAME
NEW RANK  

Applied Sciences

Computing Science

U. Glaesser

Professor

Arts & Social Sciences

Criminology

J. Wong

Ass't Professor 

 

Political Science

K. Chenard

Ass't Professor 

 

Psychology

M. Liotti

Professor

 

Sociology & Anthropology

W. Chan
D. Lacombe
J. Pulkingham

Professor
Professor
Professor

 

Women’s Studies

H. Zaman

Professor

Communication, Art and Technology

Contemporary Arts

D. Kugler

Professor

Education

Education

J. Sugarman

Professor

Environment

Geography

L. Lesack
N. Schuurman

Professor
Professor

Science

Biological Sciences

L. Lesack

Professor

 

Chemistry

D. Leznoff
H. Yu

Professor
Professor

 

Mathematics

R. Choksi
J. Jedwab
S. Ruuth
M. Trummer

Professor
Professor
Professor
Professor

 

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB)

F. Brinkman
M. Leroux

Professor
Professor

TENURE AND PROMOTION CONSIDERATIONS 

FACULTY

DEPT/SCHOOL
NAME
NEW RANK

Applied Sciences

Computing Science

G. Hamarneh
V. Kabanets
J. Liu
A. Sarkar
R. Vaughan
R. Zhang

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

Engineering Science

F. Beg

Assoc Professor

Arts & Social Sciences

Criminology

G. Davies
D. MacAlister

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

Economics

A. Karaivanov
M. Rekkas
S. Woodcock

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

English

J. Derksen
M. Levy

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

History

E. Chenier
W. Keough

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

Humanities

S. Gandesha

Assoc Professor

 

Linguistics

J. Alderete
P. Pappas
Y. Yang

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

Master of Public Policy

K. Stewart

Assoc Professor

 

Psychology

M. Schmitt

Assoc Professor

 

Women’s Studies

H. Leung

Assoc Professor

Business Administration

Business Administration

D. Chung
D. Cyr
S. Gupta
M. Lazarova
E. Maine
A. Rubin

Professor
Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

Communication, Art and Technology

Communication

S. Gunster
K. McAllister

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

Environment

Resource & Environ. Management

S. Cox
M. Rutherford

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

M. Morrow

Assoc Professor

Science

Biological Sciences

D. Green
H. Hutter

Assoc Professor
Professor

 

Chemistry

M. Eikerling

Assoc Professor

 

Earth Sciences

G. Williams-Jones

Assoc Professor

 

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

M. White

Assoc Professor

 

Mathematics

N. Bruin

Assoc Professor

 

Physics

D. Broun
E. Emberly

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor


C. Other

  1. The Board approved an option to secure funding for the completion of the School for the Contemporary Arts.
  2. The Board received for information the President's Activity Report for May and June 2009, and heard an update on a meeting subsequently held with government officials.
  3. Other matters were discussed.
  4. At the conclusion of the Board meeting, the Board heard a short presentation from and engaged in a discussion with Mr. Gordon Harris, President and CEO of the SFU Community Trust, about the UniverCity development and the work of the Trust. Board members and Vice-Presidents then accompanied Mr. Harris on a short walking tour of UniverCity.
The next Board of Governors meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2009, at SFU Surrey, Room TBA.

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