July 22, 2010 Meeting Summary

Board Members present:  M. Francis, Chair, B.Louie, Chancellor;
M. Stevenson, President; A. Dhillon; P. Dhillon; B. Elton; A. Giardini;
N. MacKay; J. McPhee; G. Myers; R. Patel; P. Percival; B. Taylor

Regrets:  A.. Barton; L. Brown-Ganzert

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
    2010/2011 Year to Date

    To May 31, 2010

    $1,688,843

     

    To June 30, 2010

    $2,054,553

  2. The Board approved Terms of Reference for:

  • The Faculty of Education Graduate Scholarship for Master's and PhD Students;
  • The Glenfraser Endowment Fund Supporting the R. Murray Schafer Soundscape Award;
  • The SFU Business Dean's Student Life Award. 
  1. The Board approved the Institutional Accountability Plan and Report for 2010/11 to 2012/13 to be presented to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.

  2. The Board received for information from the SFU Community Trust, the annual update of activities and initiatives in the UniverCity development on Burnaby Mountain.

  3. The Board received for information the annual report of the Sustainability Advisory Committee.

  4. The Board received for information a summary of feedback received by the Vice-President, Academic at the May 25, 2010 meeting of Senate regarding the January 2010 external review of Simon Fraser University-Fraser International College (FIC) academic operations. The Board was informed that the Vice-President, Academic will enter into negotiations with Navitas Education Ltd. to continue the affiliation agreement regarding FIC that expires on March 30, 2011.

  5. The Board approved the appointments of Drs. Robert Grauer and Christina Atanasova as Trustees of the Academic Pension Plan representing Faculty for two-year terms from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012, and the appointment of Mr. Michael Murdock as a Trustee of the Academic Pension Plan representing the University commencing immediately for an indefinite term.

  6. The Board noted for information the Year-to-Date Budget to Actual Variance Reprot as of May 31, 2010.

B. Academic Operations

  1. The Board approved the following actions recommended by Senate:

  • The status change of the Master of Publishing Program to the Publishing Program in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology;
  • The creation of the Centre for Workplace Health and Safety as a Research Centre within the Faculty of Business Administration;
  • The Full Program Proposal for a Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • The creation of the Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health as a Research Institute for a 5 year term.
  1. The Board was provided with links to the following information documents on Senate's web site:

  • The External Review of SFU-FIC Academic Operations;
  • The 2009-10 Annual Report of the Senate Committee on University Priorities.
  1. Other matters dealt with by Senate on May 25, June 14 and July 5, 2010 were noted.

C. Other
  1. The Board Chair thanked President Michael Stevenson for ten years of outstanding service to the University as he retires from SFU on August 31, 2010.
  2. The Board Chair welcomed Professor Gordon Myers and Mr. Ravi Patel to their first Board meeting since being elected by faculty and students for three and one year terms respectively, effective June 1, 2010.
  3. The Board Chair noted the success of both the President's Farewell Gala on June 24, 2010 and the Gathering of the Clan Athletics' Breakfast on June 29, 2010.
  4. The Board received an update from the Vice-President, Research on research-related matters and notable achievements.
  5. The Board learned that the Request for Proposals for student housing at SFU Burnaby has been issued.
  6. The Board was informed about upcoming changes to the student U-Pass system, effective September 2011.

CLOSED SESSION

A. Finance and Administration

  1. The Board received fundraising progress reports for May and June 2010.

B. Academic Operations

  1. Faculty Appointments

The following academic appointments were approved and have been accepted:

  1.  
    1. Dr. Aude-Claire Fourot, Assistant Professor, Political Science, 1 Jan 11 - 31 Aug 14
    2. Dr. Thea Cacchioni, Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair in Women's Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, 1 Sep 10 - 31 Aug 11
    3. Dr. Carman Neustaedter, Assistant Professor, SIAT, 1 Jun 10 - 31 Aug 14
    4. Dr. Nadia Gill, Assistant Professor, Education, 1 Aug 10 - 31 Aug 14
    5. Ms. Kate Hennessy, Instructor, SIAT, 1 Aug 10 - 31 Aug 14
    6. Dr. Charles Goldsmith, Milan and Maureen Illich/Merck Frosst Chair in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases as a Limited Term Professor, Health Sciences, 1 Sep 10 - 31 Aug 13
    7. Dr. Doug Allen, re-appointed Burnaby Mountain University Professor, Economics, 1 Sep 10 - 31 Aug 20
    8. Dr. Jack Martin, re-appointed Burnaby Mountain University Professor, Psychology, 1 Sep 10 - 31 Aug 20
    9. Dr. Doug Stead, re-appointed Forest Renewal of British Columbia Endowed Chair in Resource Geoscience and Geotechnics, Earth Sciences, 1 Sep 10 - 31 Aug 15
    10. Dr. Carole Gerson, University Professor, English, 1 Sep 10 - 31 Aug 15
    11. Dr. Isabelle Cote, University Professor, Biological Sciences, 1 Sep 10 - 31 Aug 15 
  1. Administrative Appointments

The following administrative appointments were approved and have been accepted:

  1. Dr. Charles Eckman, Dean of Library Services/University Librarian, 1 Sep 10
  2. Dr. James Busumtwi-Sam, Chair, Political Science, 1 May 12 - 30 Apr 14
  3. Dr. Owen Underhill, Director, Contemporary Arts, 1 Sep 10 - 31 Aug 13
  4. Dr. Laurent Dobuzinskis, Chair, Political Science, 1 Sep 10 - 30 Apr 12
  5. Dr. Stephen Hart, Associate Chair, Psychology, Graduate Program, 1 Sep 10 - 31 Aug 11 
  1. Other

The Board approved:

  1.  
    1. A 50% transfer in Humanities to Graduate Liberal Studies, effective 1 Sep 10
    2. A modified appointment in Chemistry, 1 Sep 10 - 31 Aug 13
    3. Two modified appointments in Economics, 1 Sep 10 - 31 Aug 11
    4. Extension of a modifed appointment in English to 31 Aug 12
    5. A modified joint appointment in SIAT and Political Science, 1 Sep 11 - 31 Aug 14 
  1. The President's Report on 2009/2010 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

S. Arzanpour
M. Bahrami

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

Arts & Social Sciences

Archaeology

A. Ross

Ass’t  Professor

 

Criminology

E. Beauregard
M. Bouchard

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

 

Economics

B. Antoine
D. Monte
L. Visschers

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

 

English

R. Arab
C. Kim
D. Reder
D. Soloman

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

 

First Nations

D. Reder
A. Ross

Ass’t Professor
Ass’t Professor

 

History

P. Garfinkel

Ass’t  Professor

 

International Studies

L. Nettelfield

Ass’t Professor

 

Political Science

S. Weldon

Ass’t  Professor

 

Psychology

T. Racine
K. Slaney
J. Viljoen

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

 

Sociology & Anthropology

M. Hathaway
J. Yang

Ass’t  Professor
Ass’t Professor

Business Administration

Business Administration

C. Atanasova
Y. Chen
K. Hrazdil
J. Niu
P. Soh
N. Zaho

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

Communication, Art and Technology

Contemporary Arts

S. Hill

Ass’t  Professor

 

SIAT

P. Pasquier
M. Seif el-Nasr

Ass’t  Professor
Ass’t Professor

Education

Education

L. Fels
H. Han
R. Ilieva
V. Kelly
B. Marshall
A. Wise

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

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

N. Berry
S. Erikson
L. Goldsmith
P. Nepomnaschy
J. Snyder
S. Venners

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

Science

Biological Sciences

J. Guttman
W. Palen

Ass’t  Professor
Ass’t Professor

 

Biomedical Physiology and
Kinesiology

T. Claydon
V. Claydon
J. Wakeling

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

 

Mathematics

M. Mishna

Ass’t  Professor

 

Statistics & Actuarial Science

D. Campbell
J. Cao

Ass’t  Professor
Ass’t Professor

TENURE CONSIDERATIONS

FACULTY

DEPT/SCHOOL NAME RANK

Communication, Art & Technology

SIAT

C. Shaw

Assoc Professor

Science

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB)

N. Chen

Assoc  Professor

PROMOTION CONSIDERATIONS

FACULTY

DEPT/SCHOOL NAME NEW RANK

Applied Sciences

Engineering Science

S. Robinovitch

Professor

Arts & Social Sciences

English

P. Dickinson
P. St Pierre

Professor
Professor

 

Gerontology

B. Mitchell

Professor

 

Linguistics

T. Heift

Professor

 

Political Science

A. Hira

Professor

 

Sociology & Anthropology

B. Mitchell
S. Pigg
A. Travers

Professor
Professor
Assoc Professor

Business Administration

Business Administration

G. Blazenko
G. Bushe
E. Gedajlovic
I. McCarthy

Professor
Professor
Professor
Professor

Education

Education

J. Nesbit

Professor

Environment

Resource & Envir Mgmt

W. Haider

Professor

       

Science

Biological Sciences

M. Hart
A. Mooers

Professor
Professor

 

Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology

S. Robinovitch

Professor

 

Earth Sciences

D. Marshall

Professor

 

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB)

E. Verheyen

Professor

 

Statistics & Actuarial Science

J. Hu

Professor

TENURE AND PROMOTION CONSIDERATIONS

FACULTY

DEPT/SCHOOL

NAME

NEW RANK                 

Applied Sciences

Computing Science

D. Beyer
M. Hefeeda
G. Mori

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

Engineering Science

J. Liang

Assoc Professor

Arts & Social Sciences

Criminology

P. Lussier

Assoc Professor

 

Economics

D. Jacks

Assoc Professor

 

English

S. Brook
D. Chariandy
S. Zwagerman

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

French

C. Guilbault

Assoc Professor

 

Gender, Sexuality and
Women’s Studies

L. Campbell

Assoc Professor

 

History

L. Clossey

Assoc Professor

 

International Studies

A. Pereira

Assoc Professor

 

Psychology

A. Chapman
W. Loken Thornton

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

Urban Studies

P. Hall
M. Holden

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

Business Administration

Business Administration

J. Li
A. Von Nordenflycht

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

Communication, Art and Technology

Contemporary Arts

R. Kitsos

Assoc Professor

Education

Education

M. MacDonald
P. Liljedahl
N. Sinclair

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

Environment

Geography

N. Hedley
M. Holden
G. Mann
J. Sturgeon

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

Science

Biomedical Physiology
& Kinesiology

M. Donelan

Assoc Professor

 

Chemistry

B. Gates
M. O’Neill
C. Walsby

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

Earth Sciences

G. Flowers
D. Gibson

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

Mathematics

J. Bell
A. Oberman

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

Molecular Biology and
Biochemistry (MBB)

L. Craig
N. Hawkins
E. Young

Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor
Assoc Professor

 

Statistics & Actuarial Science

C. Tsai

Assoc Professor

C. External Relations 

  1. The Board received for information an update on Government Relations matters.
  2. The Board was informed that an extensive program of events and activities is in development for the Woodward's Gala opening on September 23, the official opening of the School for the Contemporary Arts on September 24 and the Open House on September 25, 2010.

  3. The Board heard an update from the Vice-President, Advancement on fundraising to date for 2010-11. 
  4. Other matters were discussed.

D. Other

  1. The Board received for information the President's Activity Report for May and June 2010.
  2. Other matters were discussed.

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