BOARD OF GOVERNORS Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BOARD OF GOVERNORS  Tuesday, November 25, 2014
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The material contained in this document is the Agenda for
the next meeting of the Board of Governors.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Alan A. Borger Sr. Executive Conference Room
E1-270 Engineering Information and Technology Complex
4:00 p.m.
OPEN
SESSION
Please call regrets to: 474-6165 no later than 9:00 a.m.
the day of the meeting.
OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY SECRETARY
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BOARD OF GOVERNORS
OPEN SESSION
Alan A. Borger Sr. Executive Conference Room
(E1-270 EITC)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
AGENDA
1.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Presenter
Page Est. Time
Chair
4:00 p.m.
FOR ACTION
2.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
3.
MINUTES (Open Session)
4.
Chair
2
4:05 p.m.
4
4:05 p.m.
3.1
Approval of the Minutes of the September 23, 2014
OPEN Session as circulated or amended
Chair
3.2
Business Arising - NONE
Chair
UNANIMOUS CONSENT AGENDA
Chair
4:10 p.m.
Any member who wishes to debate an item that is listed below may have it removed from the consent agenda
by contacting the University Secretary prior to the meeting or by asking that it be removed before the Chair
calls for a mover and seconder for the following motions.
Consent items are: 6.5 to 6.20, 7.1, and 8 .1
5.
NEW BUSINESS
5.1
Report from the President
President
7
4:15 p.m.
FOR RECOMMENDATION
6.
FROM SENATE
6.1
U of M Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020
President
14 4:20 p.m.
6.2
Policy: U of M Accessibility Policy
President
42 4:40 p.m.
6.3
Policy: Definitions of Academic Units
President
50 4:55 p.m.
6.4
Revised Policy: Chairs and Professorships Policy
President
58 5:00 p.m.
6.5
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards –
Part A [Aug 18, 2014]
President
71 (consent)
6.6
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards –
Part B [Aug 18, 2014]
President
81 (consent)
6.7
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards –
Part A [Sept 2, 2014]
President
87 (consent)
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BOARD OF GOVERNORS
OPEN SESSION
Alan A. Borger Sr. Executive Conference Room
(E1-270 EITC)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
AGENDA
Page 2 of 2
Presenter
Page Est. Time
6.8
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards –
Part B [Sept 2, 2014]
President
92 (consent)
6.9
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards –
[Sept 23, 2014]
President
97 (consent)
6.10
Proposal to Establish an Endowed Research
Professorship in Hematology
President
106 (consent)
6.20
Revised Policy: Faculties, Schools, Departments, Divisions,
and Institutes
President
117 (consent)
R. Zegalski
120 (consent)
President
126 (consent)
FOR INFORMATION
7.
FROM FINANCE, ADMMINISTRATION, & HUMAN RESOURCES
7.1
8.
Financial Results for Quarter Ending September 30, 2014
FROM SENATE
8.1
Academic Schedule for 2015-2016
MOTION TO MOVE TO CLOSED AND CONFIDENTIAL SESSION
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OPEN Session – Minutes
Board of Governors September 23, 2014
Minutes of the OPEN Session of the
Board of Governors
September 23, 2014
Present:
P. Bovey, Chair
J. Leclerc, Secretary
D. Barnard
R. Kunzman
A. Berg
L. Rempel
T. Bock
R. Dhalla
M. Robertson H. Secter
J. Embree
S. Senkbeil
S. Jesseau
J. Taylor
Regrets:
R. Zegalski
N. Halden
J. Lederman B. Passey
H. Reichert
A. Sych-Yereniuk
Absent:
A. Turnbull
Assessors Present:
C. Morrill
B. Stone
Officials Present:
S. Foster
D. Jayas J. Kearsey J. Keselman
1.
P. Kochan
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ms. Bovey congratulated Stacy Senkbeil and Bev Passey on being reappointed to the Board.
She reported that she had met with those Board members who had recently finished the first
year of their term on the Board for a one-on-one meeting as well as some of the members who
terms had come to an end. Ms. Bovey announced that the government has also appointed a
new Board member, Anastasia Sych-Yereniuk, however she was unable to attend today’s
meeting. Ms. Bovey then congratulated Dr. Barnard and Mr. Kearsey and his team for planning
and hosting an outstanding Homecoming over the past week.
FOR ACTION
3.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
It was moved by Ms. Senkbeil and seconded by Mr. Berg:
THAT the agenda for the Open session of the September 23, 2014 Board of Governors
meeting be approved as circulated.
CARRIED
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OPEN Session – Minutes
Board of Governors September 23, 2014
4.
MINUTES (Open Session)
4.1
Approval of the Minutes of the June 24, 2014 OPEN Session as circulated or
amended
It was moved by Dr. Taylor and seconded by Mr. Robertson:
THAT the minutes of the Open session of the June 24, 2014 meeting be approved as
circulated.
CARRIED
3.2
Business Arising – none
5.
UNANIMOUS CONSENT AGENDA
The Chair asked whether any member had concern with any of the items on the Consent
Agenda. No items were identified to be removed from the Consent Agenda.
It was moved by Mr. Berg and seconded by Dr. Halden:
That the Board of Governors approve and/or receive for information the following:
THAT the Board of Governors approve revising the terms of reference for the
Audit & Risk Management Committee (ARMC) to strike Section 3, Article iv, item d)
''recommend to the Board the appointment of auditors for student organizations”.
THAT the Board of Governors approve three new offers, two amended offers, and
the withdrawal of four offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate
Committee on Awards – Part A [dated June 24, 2014].
THAT the Board of Governors approve one amended offer, as set out in Appendix
A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [dated June 24,
2014].
CARRIED
The board received the following for information:
Revised Academic Schedule 2014-2015
6.
NEW BUSINESS
6.1
REPORT FROM THE PRESIDENT
In addition to his written report, Dr. Barnard noted that the Province’s universities had had three
changes of presidents in the last year, the Brandon University, the University of Winnipeg, and
the Université St. Boniface and he has met with each president individually and as a group. He
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OPEN Session – Minutes
Board of Governors September 23, 2014
reported that the meetings had all been very good, where in the past they were less than
productive. He noted that the new presidents seemed eager to collaborate. He explained that he
is encouraged by the new tone around the table and that, in combination with a new Minister
who wants change and government who sees higher education as important, there is an
amazing opportunity to make some significant progress.
Dr. Barnard noted that the Canada First Research Excellence Fund will be moving ahead. He
explained that this new fund will likely have a smaller number of awards and much stiffer
competition.
Dr. Barnard informed the Board that the first faculty council meeting of the Faculty of Health
Sciences had taken place last week. He explained that the purpose was to establish the bylaws
for the new Faculty, as well as a "pattern' for the individual colleges to form their own bylaws.
He noted that the motion to approve the bylaws passed with an overwhelming majority. Dr.
Barnard expressed his thanks to Dean Brian Postl and Dr. Joanne Keselman and her team for
the leadership provided in this effort and for the assistance that Mr. Jeff Leclerc provided in
developing the bylaws. He added that he expects the college’s will submit their proposed bylaws
before too long.
MOTION TO MOVE TO CLOSED AND CONFIDENTIAL SESSION
It was moved by Mr. Robertson and seconded by Mr. Bock:
THAT the meeting move into Closed and Confidential Session.
CARRIED
__________________________________
Chair
___________________________________
University Secretary
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PRESIDENT'S REPORT: November 25, 2014
GENERAL
The Council of Presidents of Universities of Manitoba (COPUM) has met twice since the role of Chair
moved to the University of Manitoba. The group has established four working groups (articulation,
Indigenous education, Campus Manitoba and Operational/Administrative) and engaged about recent
conversations with the province. The group also met with former NT Premier Stephen Kakwfi and Ovide
Mercredi to discuss the Canadians for a New Partnership declaration and opportunities to work
together. All six university presidents agreed to sign the declaration.
As part of the U15 Group of Canadian Universities’ ongoing international engagement activities, its
members recently met in London with their counterparts from the Russell Group of Universities, the
United Kingdom’s group of research intensive universities. While in London, H.E. Gordon Campbell, High
Commissioner for Canada to the UK and the U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities hosted a U15
Alumni Reception in London. I attended to represent the University of Manitoba and over 30 alumni in
the London area attended the event as well.
A blessing ceremony took place on November 5 to prepare Chancellor’s Hall to become the first home of
the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NRCTR). The NRCTR also has launched its
website and issued a call for applications for its first Director of Research. The University of Manitoba, in
partnership with universities and other organizations across Canada, was selected by the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission of Canada to safeguard all of the statements, documents, sacred objects and
other materials collected over the course of its mandate. In time, the NRCTR will archive other
Indigenous collections from across Canada and beyond.
I was recently in Ottawa with Tyler MacAfee, Director, Government and Community Engagement (GCE)
for a full day of meetings and networking engagements to discuss Indigenous achievement at the
University of Manitoba; the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NRC); and the role of
the university in driving research, innovation and the economy.
On November 12, the University of Manitoba participated in Open Doors, Open Knowledge, an annual
nation-wide event led by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). This year, the
University hosted an open house at the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Neutraceuticals,
followed by a keynote speech from Paul Soubry, President and CEO of New Flyer Industries and a
subsequent panel discussion between University researchers and industry leaders about partnership
between the two sectors.
The University of Manitoba community has been advised of the need for fiscal restraint heading into the
2015/16 budget year and beyond, with an estimated reduction of approximately 4% needed for
2015/16. Spending decisions will be made carefully, with the intent of avoiding across the board cuts
and preserving the fabric of the University. A dedicated website has been established at
http://umanitoba.ca/admin/budget_2015-16/message.html that will be updated on an ongoing basis
and will provide a comprehensive source of information regarding the budget process.
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ACADEMIC MATTERS

Peter Jones, agricultural and food sciences, has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Board
of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research Institute for Nutrition, Diabetes and Metabolism.

Eduardo Aquino, architecture, received a National Design Award from the Royal Architecture
Institute of Canada in June for the project Jiggew [By the Water], realized in collaboration with
Ojibway artist Pat Ningewance and Brook McIlroy Architects, part of the Thunder Bay Waterfront
development.

Royce Koop, political studies, was awarded the 2014 Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award for his
work, Grassroots Liberals: Organizing for Local and National Politics. This is an annual award given
out by the American Political Science Association that recognizes the book that the jury feels most
contributes to contemporary scholarship on Canadian politics. The award is named for Seymour
Martin Lipset, a noted political scientist and scholar of political sociology, comparative politics, and
democracy.

Gerry Friesen, professor emeritus, history, will be awarded the J.B. Tyrell Historical Medal by the
Royal Society of Canada. The Tyrell Medal is awarded every two years for outstanding work in the
history of Canada.

Fraser Linklater, music, was awarded the 2014 National Band Award of the Canadian Band
Association. This award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the promotion, growth, and
development of the musical, educational, and cultural values of band throughout Canada. The
Canadian Band Association is a national organization representing and supporting school, university,
military and community bands, band directors, students, parents, administrators, the music
industry, composers, arrangers and all those interested in bands and band music across Canada.

Gordon Goldborough, biological sciences, has been appointed Chair of the Manitoba Water Council
by the Lieutenant Governor in Council for a three-year term. The Manitoba Water Council reports
to the Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship on various water management issues.

Canadian Business ranked the I.H. Asper School’s MBA program as 9th in amongst Canada’s top ten
programs. This distinction raises the local, national and international brand, profile and perception
of not only the Asper MBA program, but the Asper School of Business and the University of
Manitoba.

Chantel Helwer, law student and navy reservist, received the Canadian Navy’s female athlete of the
year and Canadian Forces female athlete of the year at a recent ceremony in Ottawa. In addition,
Chantel has qualified to represent Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Fencing Championships in
Scotland as the 2014 Manitoba provincial champion.

Sarah Kirsch, music student (2012) and soprano, won first prize in the E-Gré National Music
Competition which includes a cash award and a national concert tour.
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
The last year has seen a number of substantial developments in the College of Medicine’s Brandon
satellite program. The first trainee has completed their family medicine residency training with the
majority of their training completed through this satellite program. Four new residents per year will
be trained through the program.

The College of Medicine’s Manitoba Office of Rural & Northern Health initiated a new program
called “Home for the Summer”. This program provides medical students with exposure to a rural
family practice setting and will help to support the goal to increase the number of practicing family
physicians in rural Manitoba.

College of Pharmacy students, once again, ranked 1st in Canada on the Pharmacy Examining Board of
Canada’s (PEBC) standardized qualifying examinations with 100% of the students passing. The
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) portion of the exam saw the pharmacy students
ranked 3rd in Canada. For overall certification, 96% of our students were certified, placing us 2nd
place overall compared to 96.3% for the top program.

National Aboriginal Day events were celebrated at the Bannatyne Campus, which included the
sharing of dance and music from First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, a feast to
commemorate the day, and the groundbreaking for the Traditional Healing Garden. Phase 1 in the
development of the Garden has been completed, and the first harvest of traditional medicines by
the Elder-in-Residence Margaret Lavallee was conducted this fall.
RESEARCH MATTERS

Two esteemed engineering faculty members of the University of Manitoba were elected new
Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in 2014: Dean of Engineering Jonathan
Beddoes and Professor Douglas A. Buchanan. Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers for
their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. With the
induction of these two professors, the University now has 10 CAE Fellows.
Beddoes has a career that spans manufacturing, research in industrial and government laboratories,
as well as extensive experience in academia. He has led research on intermetallics and superalloys
for elevated temperature gas turbine applications and aluminum alloys.
Buchanan is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and held a
Canada Research Chair in Microelectronic Materials for 10 years. He is a Senior-Member of the IEEE,
a member of the American Institute of Physics, and is recognized world-wide for his work on
modern silicon chip technology.

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences inducted three University of Manitoba professors in
2014: Dr. Cheryl Rockman Greenberg (Pediatrics & Child Health/Winnipeg Regional Health
Authority), Distinguished Professor Dr. Patricia Martens (Community Health Sciences/Manitoba
Centre for Health Policy), and Dr. Pawan Singal (Physiology/Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, StBoniface Hospital Research). Fellows are chosen by their peers based on their demonstrated
leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and commitment to advancing academic health
sciences. With the induction of these three professors, the University now has 25 CAHS Fellows.
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Rockman-Greenberg is an internationally known researcher who has identified the molecular source
of some of Manitoba’s most devastating inherited diseases, including those prevalent among
individuals of Aboriginal, Mennonite and Hutterite heritage.
Martens is a pioneer in the field of population health whose work on health status and healthcare
use in Manitoba’s rural, northern, and Aboriginal residents; mental health; and child health services
has had a significant impact on the health and well-being of communities in the province and
beyond.
Singal is known worldwide for his work on oxidative stress (when oxygen is improperly handled
within a cell) and heart failure. He researches why after a heart attack many patients subsequently
go into heart failure. His pioneering studies have furthered understanding on how various
antioxidants have the potential to prevent or treat the damage associated with the oxidative stress
and the toxins created.

The University of Manitoba is honoured to host Dr. David F. Goldsmith, an occupational and
environmental epidemiologist, as an American Fulbright Scholar during the fall 2014 academic term.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Goldsmith is recognized as an established researcher who has been awarded
the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math at University of
Manitoba, and will be focusing on environmental epidemiology and First Nation’s health links while
in Winnipeg.
During his semester here he will be collaborating with the Manitoba First Nations Centre for
Aboriginal Health Research and the Department of Community Health Sciences colleagues
examining the impact of development and environmental changes on the health of First Nations and
Métis peoples. Goldsmith comes from Georgetown and George Washington Universities in
Washington DC. Fulbright Scholars are chosen based on excellence in scholarship, diversity, and
community service. The program, which is renowned for being the largest and most prestigious
academic exchange program in the world, aims to enhance binational collaborative research and
encourage discussion on issues relevant to both countries involved.

Dr. Annette Schultz (Nursing; Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Nursing Research, St-Boniface
Hospital Research Centre), in collaboration with Karen Throndson (Health Sciences Centre), a team
of eight researchers, and several First Nations and healthcare community collaborators have
received $709,987 in funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research Aboriginal Peoples’
Health Institute, to further their research on First Nation Peoples heart health. The grant is entitled
“Diversifying our Ways of Understanding Heart Health among First Nations Peoples in Manitoba: A
Mixed Methods Study Governed by a Two-Eyed Seeing Approach” will be commonly known as:
“Debwewin: The Sound of Our Hearts.” A two-eyed seeing approach guides researchers to draw on
the strengths of both Indigenous and Western knowledge to benefit everyone.

On Sept. 16, 2014 the Government of Canada awarded a new Canada Research Chair in Efficient
Utilization of Electric Power to Dr. Carl Ho (Electrical and Computer Engineering). Ho will receive
$500,000 in funding for this Tier 2 CRC over the next five years. He comes to Canada from
Switzerland, where he established a strong industrial research program and demonstrated his
ingenuity in developing novel grid-connected converters for renewable energy sources. His research
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has been widely adopted and used in products such as solar inverters, uninterrupted power supplies
and power electronic dimmers that have been sold worldwide. Ho’s funding will support the
establishment of a modern high power grid-connected converter laboratory. There are currently 43
CRCs at the University of Manitoba.

The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique season began this fall with two sessions about
important health prevention strategies: children’s injuries and kidney disease. The Café Scientifiques
are hosted and organized by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International). The
remaining Cafés take place at McNally Robinson Booksellers on November 24 (Graduate Students
presenting on Endocrine Disorders: Overeating, Obesity and Diabetes); January 14 (Sitting is the
New Smoking); and March 18 (Concussion Prevention). For detailed information on each Café visit
umanitoba.ca/cafescientifique.

The annual Undergraduate Research Poster Competition took place on October 30 with more than
75 undergrad students exhibiting and presenting their research posters. Many of the students were
recipients of Undergraduate Research Awards, and the posters they were presenting were the result
of research they had conducted with their advisors at the U of M over the past summer. For most of
the undergraduate participants the event is their first chance to present the findings of their
research projects. In addition to the high quality of posters on display, one of the striking things
about the event is the breadth and variety of research. There are posters entered in five categories:
applied sciences, creative works, health sciences, natural sciences, and social sciences/humanities.
Details on the fourteen winners can be found at umanitoba.ca/postercompetition.

Five international partnership agreements were recently signed. They are:
Country
Brazil

China
Partner Institution
Universidade de
Pernambuco
Fuzhou University
China
China
Pakistan
China Scholarship Council
Ningbo University
World Vision, Pakistan
Agreement Type
Memorandum of
Understanding
Memorandum of
Understanding
Graduate Education
Program Service Provider
Memorandum of
Understanding
Initiating Faculty
Extended Education
Engineering
Graduate Studies
IH Asper School of Business
College of Medicine
Thirty-four projects received $819,561 in funding from various sources. Those projects over $25,000
are as follows:
PI
Deer, Frank
(Curriculum, Teaching
and Learning)
Durrant, Joan (Family
Social Sciences)
Sponsor
SSHRC
Grand Challenges
Canada
Title
First Nations languages: A
comparative study in culturally
relevant sustainability
Preventing physical punishment
of children: A community-based
program to reduce adverse
health outcomes
Awarded
$34,170
$112,000
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Eaton, John (E.K.
Williams Law Library)
Manitoba Law
Foundation
E.K. Williams Law Library grant
2014/15 no. 13.09
$82,000
Sherif, Sherif (Electrical
and Computer
Engineering)
Mitacs Inc.
Development of spectroscopic
imaging technology for grain
inspection
$47,500
Suh, Miyoung (Human
Nutritional Sciences)
Province of
Manitoba
Pilot study for food and nutrition
intake trend in the First Nation's
communities: Implication for
fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
$102,000
Sorensen, John
(Chemistry)
Mitacs Inc.
Next generation fuels and fuel
additives
$40,000
ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

On September 16th the Office of Sustainability in partnership with Faculty of Kinesiology and
Recreation Management launched a shower-only gym membership pilot project. Active commuters
who are not gym members can now access a shower in Max Bell Centre ($2/day, or $10/month)
after running, walking or cycling to the University. This opportunity makes use of existing
infrastructure and delivers enhanced amenity for staff and students.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada data store successfully relocated to the
University's data centre. Currently it is operating in complete isolation until proper access protocols
and procedures are determined. Enhancements to the security camera system in the data centre
will ensure continuous monitoring of this area.

Windows XP Retirement Project is complete with over 3,000 computers dealt with.
EXTERNAL MATTERS

For the period of April 1, 2014 to October 30, 2014, the University has raised $12,468,162.98 for the
2014/2015 fiscal year.

Significant gifts and activities in the last reporting period include:
o Dr. George Yee has made a commitment of $500,000 to the Anatomy Laboratory in the College
of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences.
o Pauline and Roger Presland have made an additional commitment to the Aboriginal Business
Education Program scholarships and bursaries. In total, they have committed $400,000 this
year.
o Gail Asper has made a gift of $2,000,000 to the Taché Arts Project.
o The Toronto-Dominion Bank has committed $1,000,000 to establish the TD Internships for Truth
and Reconciliation.
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
Updates on the Southwood Project (Visionary (re)Generation) were presented to the
Interdepartmental Planning Board (IPB). The IPB meeting was attended by several Deputy Ministers
from the Government of Manitoba. The updates were presented by Andrew Konowalchuk,
Associate VP (Administration) and Rejeanne Dupuis, Acting Director, Campus Planning with support
from Tyler MacAfee, Director, Government and Community Engagement.

The new community engagement website was launched (www.umanitoba.ca/community). The
website showcases the impact of the community engagement work carried out by University of
Manitoba faculty and staff both here at home and around the world. It features stories about
faculty and staff who are collaborating with the community and making a real difference in people’s
lives, from improving health care in India to discovering new ways to connect with vulnerable youth
in Winnipeg. The site includes an engagement map depicting the locales around the world where
university faculty and staff are engaged.

The Distinguished Alumni Award nominations have now opened and we encourage everyone to
consider nominating an individual they feel is an outstanding alum. The five award categories are
Lifetime Achievement, Professional Achievement, Community Service, Services to the University of
Manitoba, and Outstanding Young Alumni. Nominations will close on November 18th, and The
Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration of Excellence will be held on May 12th, 2015 at the
Winnipeg Art Gallery.

The University of Manitoba will be hosting an Alumni Reception in Hong Kong on Tuesday,
December 2nd. President David Barnard and John Kearsey, Vice-President (External) will be in
attendance.

In mid-October the Marketing Communications Office launched a third iteration of the Trailblazer
campaign. This new phase features the inspirational stories and impact of our outstanding alumni
including Andriana Chuchman, Sasa Radulovic, Jennifer Jones, Dr. Tito Daodu, Robert Houle and
Gerald Schwartz.
The campaign is running nationally in the Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, and Toronto airports, in print
magazine ads in the Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report and Report on Business and in Air
Canada’s EnRoute Magazine. Print ads are also running in major daily newspapers including the
Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Vancouver Sun and Calgary Herald. Additionally, online ads are
running on CBC, Rogers and LinkedIn online networks.
Locally, the campaign can be seen in our airport, in outdoor billboards throughout the city, on
Cineplex lobby screens and in the Cineplex Magazine.

A complementary social media campaign called #tagatrailblazer has been developed. It encourages
our social media community to nominate individuals they feel are trailblazers, tag them via twitter
and Instagram, and challenge them to pass it on. Stats as of last Thursday had us reaching over
40,000 twitter accounts and around 250,000 Impressions.
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Board of Governors Submission
AGENDA ITEM:
Taking Our Place: University of Manitoba Strategic Plan 2015-2020
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:
That the Board of Governors approve Taking Our Place: University of Manitoba Strategic Plan
2015-2020 as a planning document [as endorsed by Senate on November 5, 2014].
Action Requested:
Approval
Discussion/Advice
Information
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
Earlier this year, the President established a Strategic Planning Committee (SPC), under the
leadership of the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost, to develop and recommend a Strategic
Plan for the period 2015-2020. The intention of the planning process was to engage broadly with
the university community and develop a strategic plan that builds upon the Strategic Planning
Framework that was approved by the Board in 2009.
The SPC engaged in broad consultations over a number of months, engaging almost 1,200
faculty, students, staff and alumni in over 50 input sessions. The SPC then developed a draft
report that was the subject of discussion at the September Board of Governors and October
Senate meetings. In addition, the draft report was made available to the entire university
community and much feedback and commentary was provided to SPC. The SPC considered the
feedback received and revised the plan. The revised plan was then presented to Senate on
November 5, 2014 at which time it was recommended unanimously with two additions, which are
highlighted on pages 10 and 14 of the Strategic Plan.
The Strategic Plan, and its supporting actions, define the University’s strategic directions, and will
guide major decisions over the next five years.
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:
Resources required to implement the strategic priorities will be identified within the annual
strategic resource planning process. The SPC acknowledges in the plan that the anticipated
financial context over the next number of years is one of “stable or diminishing resources”.
CONSULTATION:
Nearly 1,200 members of the university community, including faculty, staff, student and alumni
were consulted in over 50 input sessions. In addition, members of the University’s leadership
team, the Senate Planning and Priorities Committee, Senate and the Board of Governors
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discussed the draft Strategic Plan and an opportunity for feedback was provided to the entire
community. The Strategic Plan, with two additions, was unanimously recommended by Senate at
its meeting on November 5, 2014.
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Board of Governors Submission
Routing to the Board of Governors:
Reviewed
Recommended
By
Date
Strategic Planning Committee
October 14, 2014
Senate Executive
October 22, 2014
Senate
November 5, 2014
Submission prepared by:
Jeff M. Leclerc, University Secretary
Submission approved by:
Attachments
Taking Our Place: University of Manitoba Strategic Plan 2015-2020
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Taking Our Place:
University of Manitoba Strategic Plan 2015-2020
Table of Contents
Message from the President ......................................................................................................................................3
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................4
Planning Context ........................................................................................................................................................5
Consultations: What We Heard .................................................................................................................................7
Acknowledgement......................................................................................................................................................9
Mission, Vision and Values ...................................................................................................................................... 10
Strategic Priorities ................................................................................................................................................... 11
I.
Inspiring Minds ........................................................................................................................................... 11
Goals ........................................................................................................................................................... 11
Supporting Actions ..................................................................................................................................... 11
II.
Driving Discovery and Insight ..................................................................................................................... 13
Goals ........................................................................................................................................................... 14
Supporting Actions ..................................................................................................................................... 14
III.
Creating Pathways ...................................................................................................................................... 15
Goals ........................................................................................................................................................... 15
Supporting Actions ..................................................................................................................................... 15
IV.
Building Community ................................................................................................................................... 16
Goals ........................................................................................................................................................... 17
Supporting Actions ..................................................................................................................................... 17
V.
Forging Connections ................................................................................................................................... 18
Goals ........................................................................................................................................................... 19
Supporting Actions ..................................................................................................................................... 19
Implementation and Accountability ........................................................................................................................ 21
Integration ........................................................................................................................................................... 21
Reporting Progress and Accomplishments.......................................................................................................... 21
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Conclusion ............................................................................................................................................................... 23
APPENDIX: Strategic Planning Committee 2014 .................................................................................................... 24
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Message from the President
When I joined the University of Manitoba community in 2008, I was honoured to be part of a University that was
striving to be the best it could be for those it served. The Strategic Planning Framework, approved in 2009 to
guide our decision-making over the subsequent five years, provided a structure to help us shape a future that
demonstrated our University at its best.
The directions we established were meant to answer the question, “What future are we choosing to
create?” We said:
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The University of Manitoba will be nationally and internationally recognized for its teaching, research and
creative excellence, sought after by students and faculty alike as their preferred site for study.
The University of Manitoba will be a student-focused research university from the time of recruitment: a lifelong academic home where students contribute to a diversity of ideas and experiences.
The University of Manitoba will work with a variety of partners to make Winnipeg the national centre of
excellence in Indigenous education, and in particular to allow Indigenous students to be prepared for and to
achieve educational success in the full range of academic programs we provide.
The University of Manitoba will be an employer of first choice, offering and expecting respect for all staff and
faculty, providing opportunities for leadership, growth and development, and recognizing the contributions
made at all levels of the organization.
A great deal has been accomplished that moves us toward these objectives, which is a credit to all members of
our community. The engagement in developing this new plan has been extensive, and reflects not only the
sincere willingness of our community to participate in the conversation about the future we are now choosing to
create, but to take an active part in making it happen.
This plan builds on the 2009 Framework while taking into account what we have learned and experienced
together over the last five years. Through the many conversations that have formed the basis of this plan, it has
been clear that, although some refinement was needed, our community continues to support the kind of future
we had articulated in 2009. I am confident in our collective ability to pursue the priorities, goals and supporting
actions articulated in this Plan with energy and enthusiasm, intent on building bigger futures for our students,
for our faculty and staff members, and for communities both close to home and around the world.
I would like to thank the members of the Strategic Planning Committee for their time, their dedication and their
service on behalf of our University. I would particularly like to thank Dr. Joanne Keselman, Vice-President
(Academic) and Provost for her leadership of the Committee. Their work has resulted in a strategic plan that I
believe will continue to shape our future as a great university.
David T. Barnard
President and Vice-Chancellor
October, 2014
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Introduction
The University of Manitoba was established almost 140 years ago, and with the passage of An Act to establish a
Provincial University (1877), became the first degree-granting institution west of southern Ontario. The Act
described the University’s purpose as “raising the standard of higher education in the province, and of enabling
all denominations and classes to obtain academical degrees”.
Echoes of this early statement of purpose remain in the University of Manitoba’s current mission: To create,
preserve, communicate and apply knowledge, contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the
people of Manitoba, Canada and the world.
It is still the case, as it was then, that the University seeks to meet Manitoba’s needs. In 1877, this was defined
simply as a need for a degree-granting body, to raise the standard of higher education. From this foundation
however has grown a University with a role that far exceeds its initial mission. The University of Manitoba now
offers a wide range of programs to its students, of whom 80% still come from within Manitoba and, after
graduation, pursue their careers here, becoming our next generation of cultural, community, business and
government leaders.
At the same time, it now shares this excellence in education with students from around the world, and actively
seeks to engage as part of the interconnected international community, through research partnerships, student
and academic exchanges and the pursuit of solutions to challenges faced globally. The University of Manitoba
offers a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences as part of its broad range of undergraduate and
graduate programs. Many of these programs, particularly the professional programs, are unique within the
province. In addition, as Manitoba’s only research (medical-doctoral) university, the University of Manitoba’s
role within the provincial post-secondary system is defined by the extent of its provision of graduate education
and its extensive research enterprise. The University dominates the Manitoba research landscape and ranks
among Canada’s most research-intensive universities, with world-class faculty who connect their expertise to
local, national and international needs and provide students with a uniquely enriched educational experience.
Over $1.8 billion in annual economic activity in the province is attributable to the University of Manitoba,
making it one of the most important contributors to the province’s prosperity.
The University of Manitoba has evolved over 140 years to meet the unique needs and challenges of the Province
and, unlike its early beginnings, fully recognizes the diversity of the people of Manitoba, particularly the
Indigenous population. The University is engaged in a comprehensive effort to attract and retain more
Indigenous students, faculty and staff, incorporate Indigenous perspectives and knowledge within its program
offerings, and honour First Nations, Métis and Inuit traditions and cultures in its spaces.
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Planning Context
In 2009, the University of Manitoba’s Senate and Board of Governors approved, for the purposes of planning,
the Strategic Planning Framework 2009 – 2014 that was intended to guide the major decisions to be made over
the ensuing five years. While recognizing the breadth and depth of the University’s capacity, it identified areas
where it was thought that the allocation of focused effort and resources would allow for the greatest progress in
pursuing the University’s vision and mission.
An October 2013 report on progress under the Strategic Planning Framework
(http://umanitoba.ca/admin/vp_academic/media/October_2013_status_UPDATED_Feb_2014.pdf) identified
much progress attained to that point, supported in part by almost $32 million in funding reallocated in support
of framework priorities. It also acknowledged there were some improvements that would need to be
incorporated in the new plan, such as addressing in greater detail the University’s commitment to teaching,
research, scholarly work and other creative activities, and the depth of the work required to make meaningful
improvements to the University’s institutional infrastructure and organizational structures. It also has become
clear that the University’s commitment to providing an exceptional student experience, rather than being
defined as a discrete set of activities, must be integrated within all of the University’s programs and services.
The lessons learned in implementing the Strategic Planning Framework 2009-2014 provide important context in
charting a course for the next planning period, as will the environment in which the University will be making its
decisions.
As a publicly funded institution, the University of Manitoba will be affected significantly by the increasinglyconstrained financial environment in the coming years. Governments across the country have been adjusting
their approaches to funding universities, choosing to reduce or constrain the growth of operating grants,
establish targeted program funding, change eligibility criteria for research funding, and limit the availability of
capital. The University of Manitoba in particular will need to respond to ongoing limits on its provincial
operating grant, restrictions to its ability to adjust tuition fees to competitive market rates, and limited
provincial funding for the research endeavor, while continuing to make the case for increased government
support for post-secondary education.
These challenges will occur at a time when the competition for top talent will continue to intensify, and will be
compounded by the scope of the investment that is necessary for the University to pursue its priorities. These
include its commitment to improving and modernizing its institutional infrastructure, a key ingredient in
attracting and retaining exceptional faculty, staff and students and maintaining our commitment to offering a
broad range of opportunities to students from a variety of backgrounds. Our current commitment in this area
has resulted in a significant investment in information technology, for example, and this need will remain
strong for the foreseeable future. So, too, will be the need to continue investments in student support in order
to attract top graduate and undergraduate students.
Changing demographics, along with other factors which affect enrolment, are expected to have a significant
impact on the University in the coming years. The projected declines in provincial high school graduates and the
provincial population aged 18-24 are concerning, but are tempered by factors such as current trends in
immigration rates and university participation rates, and international demand for our programs. The
implementation of Strategic Enrolment Management targets, both for the University’s overall student
population as well as for specific categories of students, make it even more important that these factors are
monitored on an ongoing basis and their effects understood.
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The University will need to continue its efforts to promote institutional sustainability and to pursue the
principles of environmental, social and economic sustainability, defined by the World Commission on
Environment and Development as meeting ‘the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their own needs’.
Over the past few years, the University has been engaged in what can be described as the largest administrative
transformation project in its history. This has involved a range of efforts designed to update the University’s
processes, modernize and improve the way in which it offers its services, and reorganize its structure. This
undertaking has generated financial savings and other efficiencies that have allowed the University to reinvest in
high-priority activities, but it also has led to a great deal of change within the organization, which in turn has led
to concerns from faculty and staff related to its rate and impacts. The University will need to focus on effective
change support and communication, both to address existing challenges being faced by members of its
community and to prepare effectively for and implement future changes.
The University of Manitoba has an opportunity to capitalize on the growing desire within its community for
increased, more effective and more meaningful engagement, both internally and externally. This has emerged
as such a significant area for focus that external engagement is defined as a distinct priority for the University,
and internal engagement has become a core feature of how a positive learning and work environment is
defined.
The role that the University of Manitoba has evolved to fulfill is unique within the province, as are the impacts it
can have in meeting economic and social needs in the province and globally, the opportunities it is able to offer
its students, and the connections it is able to forge with other institutions, organizations, and communities. The
University’s commitment to Indigenous achievement is notable in this regard; not only does it involve a focus on
meeting the needs of Indigenous students, but also an intention to work with communities to address a range of
pressing issues.
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Consultations: What We Heard
In developing this plan, more than 50 input sessions were held involving almost 1,200 faculty, staff, students and
alumni, who were asked a series of questions related to their perspectives about the future direction of the
University. This input was tremendously valuable to the Strategic Planning Committee in considering the types
of goals that would have strategic importance to the University of Manitoba over the next five years. The
process also served as a rich source of input from members of our community about the context in which we are
planning for the future. Several themes emerged from these consultations that speak to the issues
preoccupying members of our community, and can be used to guide the approaches that academic and
administrative units will take to pursuing the University’s priorities.
Sense of community: The need for a more connected community emerged as one of the strongest areas of
consensus in the feedback from the consultation sessions. There is a clear sense that the University would
benefit both from better communication and engagement within its own structures, and with the broader
community as well. Internally, this might manifest itself as greater opportunity for collaboration and teamwork
among and between faculties and administrative units, meaningful dialogue as a community about major issues
facing the University or decisions affecting the workplace, or – in the case of students – creating better ways to
engage students in campus life. In addition, a clear sense emerged from university faculty and staff, students
and community partners that all would benefit from greater integration and dialogue between the University
and the external community.
Positive working environment: Faculty and staff share a strong desire to foster a work environment where
individuals are respected, contributions are valued and recognized, and where opportunities for growth and
development are promoted. In addition, staff wanted better work-life balance, which they suggested could be
enhanced through offerings such as accessible childcare and flexible work schedules. Faculty stressed the
importance of a work environment that respects and fosters collegial decision making and that provides sufficient
administrative support in order for them to focus on their primary responsibilities of teaching and research.
Innovations in learning: Students’ participation in the consultation sessions provided important feedback
regarding what they are seeking from their university experience. They prioritized flexibility in how they are
able to pursue their programs, as well as greater opportunities for experiential education and a stronger
connection between their studies and their careers of choice. The kind of supports they are seeking include
enhanced career services and the ability to develop their ‘job-readiness’ skills while pursuing their degrees,
through means such as co-op programs. They also promoted an increased emphasis on teaching excellence
(both in terms of content and pedagogy) when recruiting faculty and assessing their performance.
Technology: Faculty, staff and students alike emphasized the increasingly important role that technology is
playing in society in general and in the University’s learning and work environment in particular. At the same
time, the complexity of using technology and social media as an enabler of learning was identified as a challenge
requiring additional support and guidance. In addition, it was acknowledged that a more robust technology
infrastructure will be required to support the University’s teaching and research programs.
Indigenous student success: A great strength of the University of Manitoba is the diversity of its student body,
particularly its growing population of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. There is a shared view among
faculty, staff and students that one of the key elements to enhancing Indigenous student success is the
availability of academic and student supports that are relevant, culturally affirming and innovative. Many
discussions took place at Indigenous-focused consultation sessions about the need to decolonize the University
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to better support Indigenous students and faculty by offering more Indigenous-based curricula, supporting more
community-based research, and increasing awareness about the contributions of Indigenous peoples. Another
suggestion was that the University can play an important role in enhancing early Indigenous student success by
greater engagement with the pre-university student population through K-12 outreach and mentoring
programs. Participants, Indigenous students in particular, spoke about the need for more Indigenous academics
and staff on campus. Equally important was the need for engaged and active Indigenous alumni who can serve
as role models and mentors.
Changing role of universities: The consultation sessions yielded a wide range of perspectives related to the
changing role of universities, the context in which they are operating, and how the University of Manitoba
should respond to these changes. Participants spoke about the need both to respond to change while remaining
true to the University’s fundamental purpose to educate, preserve, create and share ideas and new knowledge
for the public good. They recognized the need to create greater connections between students’ education and
the workplace while expressing concern about a national skills discussion that appears to devalue the benefits of
university education in favour of skilled trades. They also acknowledged the need to diversify funding sources
while expressing concern about a focus on revenue generation. Though this range of perspectives highlights the
need for balance in addressing diverse interests, what was consistent is a view that the University’s academic
principles must not be compromised, and that institutional resources, whatever their source, should be used so
as to maximize their impact in support of the University’s mission.
Reputation: Enhancing the University’s reputation as a nationally and internationally recognized leader in its
areas of strength was identified as a priority for many participants, who linked reputational strength to the
University’s ability to compete effectively for high quality faculty, staff, students, grant funding, and support
from other sources. Though not universal, there was a commonly held view that building recognition would
require choices and selective investments, given the current fiscal reality. In other words, the University of
Manitoba cannot afford to be all things to all people.
Considered together, these themes reflect the forward-focused views of our community. They reflect our
collective assessment of the opportunities that exist both on our campuses and in our greater society, ways in
which our University can uniquely address those opportunities in the communities we serve and the conditions
that need to be met to fulfill our role. The themes illustrate that while we’ve accomplished many things,
including those guided by our previous planning framework, there are additional opportunities for our
University to be even more responsive.
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We recognize the distinctive role the University of Manitoba can play in addressing these opportunities. It is this
distinct role that has inspired the title of our updated Strategic Plan. Taking Our Place means employing
intentional and strategic measures to the meet the ever-changing needs of our world. It means increasing both
our influence in, and our collaboration with communities. And it sets our sights on reinforcing our standing as a
leading university.
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Acknowledgement
The University of Manitoba’s role in reconciliation, its connections with Indigenous students, partners and
communities, and its commitment to Indigenous Achievement are central to the kind of future the University
seeks to create. A strongly held view emerged from consultation sessions, the Strategic Planning Committee
and the leadership of the University that in order to truly be “Manitoba’s University” required that the
University of Manitoba’s commitment to Indigenous Achievement and to indigenizing the University be elevated
to a level of prominence within its strategic plan that traditionally is held by its mission, vision and values. In
recent years, the University has adopted the practice, at formal functions, of acknowledging the traditional lands
on which it sits. An acknowledgement of these lands, and of the University’s commitment to Indigenous
peoples and communities, now form part of the foundational statements that define the University of
Manitoba.
The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and
Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
The University of Manitoba is committed to a renewed relationship and dialogue with First Nations, Métis, and
Inuit peoples based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, and reciprocity. We respect the Treaties that
were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves
to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
The University of Manitoba is committed to ensuring that First Nations, Métis and Inuit knowledge, cultures and
traditions are embraced and reflected in the pursuit of its mission.
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Mission, Vision and Values
Mission
To create, preserve, communicate and apply knowledge, contributing to the cultural, social and economic
well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world.
Vision
To take our place among leading universities through a commitment to transformative research and scholarship
and innovative teaching and learning, uniquely strengthened by Indigenous knowledge and perspectives.
Values
To achieve our vision, we require a commitment to a common set of ideals. The University of Manitoba
values:
Academic Freedom
Collegiality
Excellence
Integrity
Sustainability
Accountability
Equity and Inclusion
Innovation
Respect
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Strategic Priorities
The strategic priorities of Taking Our Place: University of Manitoba Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (“the Plan”) build
on those identified in the Strategic Planning Framework 2009-2014, the lessons learned in implementing this
framework and the perspectives on the future direction of the University shared by faculty, staff, students and
alumni as part of the consultation process associated with the development of the Plan. What follows is a
description of these priorities and where the University will direct its efforts and resources to realize these
priorities.
The Plan identifies five strategic priorities or broad directions for the University for 2015-2020. For each of these
priority areas, the Plan begins with a statement of commitment or aspiration – what the University hopes to
achieve in setting a particular priority. A set of high level goals is then identified for each priority area along with
a set of supporting actions. In most cases, these supporting actions are aligned with a specific goal. In some
cases, however, they may support more than one goal, given their overlapping nature.
As indicated in the Implementation section of the Plan, a combination of qualitative and quantitative ways to
assess our progress will be developed for each of the five priority areas.
I. Inspiring Minds
through innovative and quality teaching
The University of Manitoba is this province’s research university; therefore, research informs our teaching and
teaching informs our research. We provide a wide range of high-quality liberal arts, science and professional
programs that are consistent with our mission and size and that equip our undergraduate and graduate students
to be locally and globally engaged citizens.
We are committed to ensuring that our undergraduate and graduate students have an outstanding educational
experience. They engage with their courses and programs in learning and related environments that best
contribute to their success. They have access to experiential learning opportunities as well as proper
recognition of their relevant learning outside of the University of Manitoba. Excellent professors who are
properly recognized and rewarded for their skills and achievements teach them. And they understand the
importance and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Manitoba and Canada.
Goals
Supporting Actions
a. Maintain and sufficiently support an
appropriate range of liberal arts,
science and professional programs for
Manitoba’s research university in the
context of stable or diminishing
resources.
i.
Establish Faculty program sustainability plans and develop a
process for determining and ensuring program sustainability
across the University.
ii. Incorporate sufficient support for students as part of program
sustainability plans.
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b. Optimize enrolment with an
appropriate mix of undergraduate,
graduate, Indigenous, and international
students for Manitoba’s research
university.
i.
c. Provide students with flexible learning
opportunities using a variety of delivery
modes that make the best use of
available classroom and online learning
technologies and resources.
i.
d. Ensure students are able to complete
their programs and reduce time to
completion.
i.
e. Increase opportunities for experiential
learning.
i.
f.
i.
Expect, recognize, promote and reward
high quality and innovative teaching.
g. Enhance student mobility.
Increase the number of Indigenous and graduate students as
a percentage of the total student population.
ii. Monitor the number of international students as a
percentage of the total student population.
Increase wireless technological capability, the number of
active learning spaces (including smart classrooms), the
number of blended courses and programs, and the number of
courses using Desire2Learn and other learning management
systems.
ii. Assist and encourage academic units to consider delivery
mode flexibility as they plan their programs.
iii. Provide appropriate support and services to students across
all delivery modes.
Increase financial support for undergraduate and graduate
students.
ii. Review program regulations to remove barriers to timely
student progress.
iii. Increase first- to second-year undergraduate retention.
Increase opportunities for community service-learning, cooperative education, undergraduate research, and student
exchanges.
Establish teaching chairs to lead and facilitate teaching
excellence.
ii. Review faculty/school tenure and promotion guidelines to
ensure teaching and the scholarship of teaching are properly
recognized.
iii. Increase opportunities for academic staff to complete the
Teaching and Learning Certificate program.
i.
Increase the number of articulation agreements and transfercredit agreements, including with Indigenous educational
organizations.
ii. Establish university-level policy and support for the
recognition of prior learning, with specific attention to the
prior learning of Indigenous peoples.
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h. Ensure every student graduates with a
basic understanding of the importance
and contributions of Indigenous
peoples in Manitoba and Canada.
i.
Identify options to ensure that Indigenous content is included
in academic programs.
ii. Provide educational opportunities for academic staff
members to ensure they can incorporate Indigenous
knowledge in their areas.
i.
Provide accessibility and reasonable
accommodation in all of our programs
for students with disabilities.
i.
Develop bona fide academic requirements or essential skills
and abilities requirements as appropriate for all of our
programs.
j.
Ensure students have the information
required to understand the goals and
anticipated outcomes of our programs.
i.
Establish educational goals and anticipated outcomes for all
programs.
II. Driving Discovery and Insight
through excellence in research, scholarly work and other creative activities
The University of Manitoba – Manitoba’s research university – has a tradition of excellence in research, scholarly
work and other creative activities spanning over 140 years, having made seminal contributions in many fields
and finding life-changing solutions to problems being faced by peoples of Manitoba, Canada and the world
through fundamental and applied research.
Over the next five years, we will champion excellence in research, scholarly work and other creative activities
and increase our position within the top fifteen research-intensive universities in Canada. We will retain our
strong commitment to research that advances knowledge and understanding in the natural sciences, health
sciences, applied sciences, social sciences, the arts and humanities.
Our broad research directions will continue to evolve through developing and expanding research collaborations
at institutional, regional, national and international levels. Through strategic investments, we will build and grow
existing and emerging areas of research excellence and generate ideas and knowledge that will help address the
most pressing issues facing Indigenous peoples, other Canadians and global citizens. We will enhance our
reputation on the international stage, and provide our undergraduate and graduate students with an
exceptional and transformative research experience to succeed in their chosen careers.
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Goals
a. Expect, recognize, support and reward
high quality and innovative research,
scholarly work and other creative
activities.
Supporting Actions
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
vi.
Continue to provide support to all of the University’s areas of
research, scholarly work, and creative activities.
Increase the number of research chairs and professorships to
develop and lead research areas.
Increase support at the unit level in developing competitive
research proposals to external funding agencies.
Strategically invest in emerging and established areas of
research excellence, within the context of faculty / school and
University research plans.
Nominate researchers and scholars for national and
international awards and celebrate accomplishments within
the University and broader communities.
Establish or refine, and articulate, through a process of unitlevel collegial discussion, discipline-specific and/or areaspecific means to assess and evaluate the impacts and
outcomes of research, scholarly works, and creative activities.
b. Foster meaningful and sustained
collaborative research, scholarly work
and other creative activities within the
institution and with provincial,
Canadian and global partners.
i.
Increase the role of research institutes, centres and groups in
facilitating collaborative research.
ii. Review faculty/school tenure and promotion guidelines to
ensure that the value of developing effective partnerships
and the time involved in carrying out community-based and
international research are recognized.
iii. Explore the possibility of offering jointly authored, multidisciplinary, graduate theses.
c. Provide education and training
opportunities for graduate students
that recognize their diverse career
paths.
i.
Provide discipline-specific and interdisciplinary opportunities
for graduate students to explore diverse career paths.
d. Foster the inclusion of Indigenous
perspectives in research, scholarly work
and other creative activities.
i.
Establish a development grants program to seed communitybased research in partnership with First Nations, Métis and
Inuit communities.
e. Advance Indigenous research and
scholarship.
i.
Increase the University’s research capacity on Métis rights
and Treaty and Aboriginal rights, including the right of selfdetermination for Indigenous peoples.
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f.
Enhance our national and international
research recognition and the quality
and impact of our research, scholarly
works and creative activities.
i.
Encourage researchers, scholars and artists to publish and
showcase their work through high quality peer−reviewed
journals, presses, performances and exhibitions as well as
through knowledge mobilization activities including policy
development and legal opinions.
ii. Increase collaborative research, and scholarly work and other
creative activities with institutions of global standing.
III. Creating Pathways
to Indigenous achievement
Manitoba has a large and growing Indigenous population. This population is younger and growing at a faster
rate than the non-Indigenous Canadian population. In fact, it is predicted based on Statistics Canada Census data
that Indigenous peoples will comprise nearly 19% of Manitoba’s population by 2026. The success of First
Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and communities is vital to the health and well-being of our province and,
indeed, our nation.
By incorporating Indigenous perspectives into our learning, discovery and engagement programs, the University
will help to transform the lives of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and communities, and make
Manitoba and Canada a better place to live. Through the sharing of Indigenous knowledge, cultures and
traditions across our campuses, we will build a stronger foundation for students, staff and the wider community.
We are committed to fostering the development of the next generation of Indigenous leaders by providing an
inclusive and supportive learning environment that promotes Indigenous student success from the time of
admission through graduation and beyond. As Manitoba’s research university, we are dedicated to advancing
Indigenous research and scholarship, becoming a centre of excellence for this work. In addition, we seek to play
a greater role in reaching out to First Nations, Métis and Inuit K-12 students to better support academic success,
building a more prosperous and fulfilling future through post-secondary studies for Indigenous families,
communities, Manitoba and the rest of Canada. In all our activities, the University acknowledges the need to
work respectfully and collaboratively in partnership with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.
Goals
Supporting Actions
a. Foster a greater understanding of
Indigenous knowledge, cultures and
traditions among students, faculty and
staff.
i.
b. Build a culturally rich, safe and
supportive learning and work
environment in which an increasing
number of Indigenous students,
faculty and staff succeed.
i.
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Widen opportunities for students, faculty and staff to learn
about Indigenous perspectives (e.g., through courses/new
curricula, service-learning, research projects, workshops,
lectures, events, etc.).
Increase undergraduate and graduate Indigenous enrolment
as a percentage of the total student population.
ii. Increase first to second year retention rates and graduation
rates for Indigenous students.
iii. Close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous
students in retention and graduation rates.
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c. Foster K-12 Indigenous student
participation in post-secondary
education.
i.
d. Enhance the University’s research
capacity on issues of importance to
Indigenous peoples and populations.
i.
e. Strengthen global connections with
Indigenous peoples and programming
around the world.
i.
f.
i.
Celebrate achievements by Indigenous
faculty, staff, students, alumni and
community partners.
g. Weave Indigenous knowledge,
cultures and traditions into the fabric
of our University (people,
programming, spaces).
Increase community outreach and engagement activities that
build Indigenous student interest in and preparedness for
post-secondary studies.
ii. Establish new and further develop existing pre-university
programming and activities for Indigenous youth.
iii. Explore collaborative opportunities with the K-12 system.
Lead the further development of the national centre for
research on truth and reconciliation.
Increase the number of Indigenous faculty and students
engaged internationally in Indigenous scholars networks.
ii. Expand service-learning and community-based research
opportunities with global Indigenous communities.
Establish an Indigenous leader awards program to recognize
and celebrate Indigenous achievement.
i.
Increase the number of Indigenous faculty and staff as a
percentage of the University’s employee population.
ii. Make First Nations, Métis and Inuit arts, cultures, and
languages more visible throughout our campuses.
IV. Building Community
that creates an outstanding learning and working environment
As the largest university in the province, the University of Manitoba is also one of the largest communities in
Manitoba. Each of our more than 38,000 students, staff and faculty have ambitions, potential and promise that
contribute to the diversity of our community and establish a unique environment for learning and working.
Our university community engages in programs that foster interchange and creation of knowledge, ideas and
opinions in a respectful, mutually supportive climate of trust. In this collegial environment each individual grows
to achieve their full potential while concurrently contributing to the growth of colleagues, the community as a
whole and Manitoba.
At the University of Manitoba we believe an outstanding learning and working environment is foundational to
achieving our mission and vision. We are committed to recognizing and celebrating the contributions of all
community members and the diversity of our community, particularly the role of Indigenous peoples. We
encourage dialogue and inclusivity for the continuous refinement of academic, administrative and governance
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programs and processes. We are dedicated to provide all students, staff and faculty learning, research and
leadership support and development opportunities.
Goals
Supporting Actions
a. Make the University of Manitoba the
institution of first choice for potential
students, staff and faculty.
i.
b. Increase student, staff, faculty and
leadership diversity that reflects
society, especially with respect to the
inclusion of women, Indigenous people,
people with disabilities, gender and
sexual minorities, and racialized
minorities.
i.
c. Increase student, staff and faculty
satisfaction with the learning and work
environment.
i.
Expand the pool of outstanding potential students, staff and
faculty applying to the University of Manitoba.
ii. Retain the University of Manitoba’s status as one of the Top
25 employers in Manitoba.
Work toward appropriate student, staff and faculty gender
balance in all academic programs.
ii. Increase the number of Indigenous students, staff and faculty.
iii. Build a culture of inclusion so that our leadership reflects the
diversity of society.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
d. Develop a culture of leadership and
teamwork among our students, staff
and faculty through professional
development programs.
i.
e. Create a learning and work
environment that meets the needs of
the University’s future, recognizes the
Indigenous reality of Manitoba,
integrates with surrounding
communities, and supports
environmental and resource
sustainability.
i.
Create initiatives designed to promote a respectful work and
learning environment.
Pursue best practices for provision of childcare and healthy
living options for students, staff and faculty.
Enhance common spaces, amenities and services to better
meet the needs of the university community.
Improve workload distribution to ensure staff are able to
maintain an appropriate work-life balance consistent with
their career objectives.
Ensure all faculty, staff and students receive regular feedback
to support individual growth, development and success.
Increase professional development, leadership and growth
opportunities for students, staff and faculty.
Balance staff and faculty levels to meet academic and
administrative requirements.
ii. Ensure Campus Master Plans and campus development
provide access to facilities for those with disabilities,
demonstrates leadership in social, economic and
environmental sustainability, and supports a growing learning
and research enterprise.
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iii. Improve the quality and level of maintenance of the
University’s physical spaces.
iv. Make Indigenous culture, language and symbols visible
throughout our campuses.
f.
Provide information technology
systems that support the needs of
students, staff and faculty.
i.
Continue to renew information technology infrastructure to
better support teaching, learning and research programs.
g. Ensure university governance processes
are meaningful, transparent, engaging
and effective in advancing the
University’s mission and strategic
priorities.
i.
Improve opportunities for participation in university
governance, particularly for students, staff and junior faculty.
h. Develop a culture of continuous
dialogue, collaboration, and consensus
building to improve communication
and inform institutional development
within the context of stable or
diminishing resources.
i.
i.
i.
Enhance and support meaningful
connections between faculties and
units within the University.
Develop robust processes for input from students, staff and
faculty in the development of new administrative programs
and systems.
ii. Better link planning and resource allocation in the support of
the University’s academic mission and priorities.
Increase opportunities for cross-faculty/unit participation in
projects and events to build a stronger sense of community.
V. Forging Connections
to foster high impact community engagement
Our mission includes the traditional aspect of service to the community, yet we have embraced a shift in
thinking to better reflect the reality that we don’t simply serve our communities, we engage with them. Our
relationships with our colleagues, alumni, friends, donors, and partners – local, national and international – are
both reciprocal and collaborative.
We believe in the importance of forging strong connections, ones that join our efforts with those in other
organizations, that embed members of our community within others, or that create opportunities for the
University of Manitoba to be the place where those joint efforts take shape. We are firmly committed to
engaging with communities beyond the University, to closer collaborative relationships with them, and more
integration of the University and community. We believe in being present in the communities we serve, and to
welcoming them in return.
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We are committed to sharing our knowledge and expertise, and to developing and fostering relationships that
enable the University and our alumni, donors, and partners to have a direct and positive impact on people’s
lives.
Goals
Supporting Actions
a. Establish, strengthen and support
meaningful connections between the
University community and key
stakeholders.
i.
Create an inventory of the University’s existing engagement
with its communities based on its academic, research and
service mission.
ii. Increase engagement between the University and its
communities, connected to the institution’s academic,
research and service mission, via a comprehensive
university-wide community engagement framework.
iii. Increase opportunities for faculty, staff and students to
participate in outreach programs.
b. Foster a dynamic relationship between
alumni and the University.
i.
c. Be an internationally engaged
university with local relevance and
global impact.
i.
d. Enhance engagement, and build and
strengthen relationships with
Indigenous communities in urban, rural
and northern settings.
i.
Increase the percentage of alumni who participate in the
University’s activities and initiatives, including student
recruitment, mentoring, career transition and continuing
interactions with the University; alumni forums; affinity
programs; lifelong learning; international activities; events,
awards and Convocation.
Focus the University’s membership efforts in networks and
associations that advance our core values and enhance our
global reputation.
ii. Align international partnership efforts with provincial and
national government priorities, targeted at synergies,
innovation, mutual learning and growth.
iii. Leverage the University’s connections with ethno-cultural
communities in Manitoba and worldwide, within the context
of stable or diminishing resources.
iv. Celebrate and promote the impact of the University’s
partnerships in communities around the world.
Establish strategic approaches and initiatives designed to
further the growth of partnerships between the University
and Indigenous communities.
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e. Demonstrate the principles of inclusion,
consultation and integration in
finalizing a long-term vision and
implementation plan for the
development of the Southwood
precinct.
i.
f.
i.
Ensure the University is seen as an
open resource for members of the
community, offering space and
opportunity to pursue education,
recreation, arts and music and sporting
interests.
g. Build a culture of advancement and
philanthropy across the University
community.
h. Tell the story of the University, engage
alumni and community partners, and
secure funds through philanthropy and
government support.
Provide comprehensive, thorough and effective
opportunities for the community to engage in the planning
process for the development of the Southwood precinct, in a
manner that promotes its integration with the surrounding
community.
Increase the diversity of outreach programs throughout the
spectrum of communities the University serves (prospective
students, alumni, Indigenous people, youth, etc.) that can be
accessed by faculty, staff and students.
ii. Promote the University of Manitoba as an opportunity for
community members to develop their knowledge and skills,
and pursue their interests.
i.
i.
Increase the number of students, staff, faculty and Board of
Governors members making philanthropic donations to the
University of Manitoba.
Develop and execute a comprehensive campaign to advance
the University, that engages students, faculty, staff, Board of
Governors members, alumni, friends, and governments and
raises $500 million for Indigenous achievement, graduate
student support, research excellence, an outstanding
student experience and enhanced places and spaces.
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Implementation and Accountability
The Strategic Planning Framework 2009 – 2014 was intended to be used as a guide for the University of
Manitoba community in making decisions about programs, structures, and the allocation of resources and
effort. The Plan similarly will provide direction, though to a greater degree of specificity.
Faculties, departments and administrative units will continue to
be expected to develop and connect their internal plans and
priorities with the goals and supporting actions of the Plan and
to report on their progress during the annual strategic resource
allocation process.
Related operational plans and
reports (partial)
•
Integration
•
Numerous operational plans and reports exist that provide
additional context and background for the priorities, goals and
supporting actions articulated in this plan, and that will support
implementation efforts. These include the objectives
articulated in major plans like the Strategic Enrolment
Management Framework, the Comprehensive Campaign Case
for Support, or the Strategic Research Plan, for instance.
In some other cases, such as the Pathways to Indigenous
Achievement Framework, operational plans do not yet exist, but
are under development. The Vice-Presidents will be
accountable for ensuring that the priorities, goals and
supporting actions of the Strategic Plan are achieved and that
the necessary operational plans are developed in support of the
Plan. The absence of an operational plan, however, will not be
seen as an impediment to the pursuit of the University’s
priorities – faculties, departments and administrative units
should continue to feel free to innovate in how they contribute
to the attainment of the priorities and goals contained herein.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Blended and Online Learning
Task Force Report
Community Engagement
Strategy (under development)
Comprehensive Campaign –
Case for Support
Cooper Commission Report
Experiential Education
Working Group Report
International Strategy
Pathways to Indigenous
Achievement Framework
Strategic Enrolment
Management Framework
Strategic Research Plan (under
development)
Visionary (re)Generation –
under development
Individual faculty and unit
plans (existing and under
development)
Reporting Progress and Accomplishments
As part of implementing this Plan, we need to be able to report our progress on the priorities and goals that we
have established – to develop a shared understanding of our progress and accomplishments, for accountability
to our Board of Governors, and to compare ourselves to other institutions.
The Strategic Planning Framework 2009 – 2014 identified, as its first priority for implementation, the
development of a self-assessment framework that would allow the University to be able to gauge its progress in
pursuing its priorities. This work proved challenging, due to the limited availability of data that could generate
meaningful information about outcomes or comparability with similar institutions.
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Two significant factors have since had the effect of improving the University’s position in this area. In 2011 the
University joined with the U15 group of universities, which has resulted in an ability to access a significant
amount of comparative data from peer institutions. In addition, the University has enhanced its support to the
Office of Institutional Analysis (OIA) in order to bolster its institutional research capacity.
In developing this plan, it has been clear that further work is required in order to establish an appropriate set of
institutional indicators of progress and success.
For some supporting actions, such as those that form part of the University’s Strategic Enrolment Management
(SEM) Framework, baseline information and targets already have been established. For others, qualitative and
quantitative indicators, baseline information and targets will be established in 2014/15. The Strategic Planning
Committee or an ad hoc working group established by the Committee, in collaboration with the Office of
Institutional Analysis, will be charged with developing an assessment framework that captures both the
qualitative and quantitative dimensions of the impacts of this plan. Starting in 2015/16, the University will
report annually to the Board of Governors and Senate on this new set of institutional indicators, and share this
report with the University of Manitoba community.
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Conclusion
In developing this plan, an early consideration for the Strategic Planning Committee – and by extension, the
community – was whether the University’s mission needed to change. Though the input resulting from the
planning process was extensive, it did not suggest that such a need exists. Taken together, the priorities and
goals in Taking Our Place: University of Manitoba Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020 can be viewed as a way of giving
life to our mission. They reflect the best efforts of members of our community to define how we can pursue this
mission over the next five years, reflecting our current context. They incorporate our community’s commitment
to excellence in teaching, research, scholarly work and other creative activities. They address the needs of our
students today, and what we believe they may require from the University in the future. They recognize that a
university is a community of colleagues, a neighbour, a partner and a leader, and that the work of its members
makes important contributions locally, nationally and globally. And they also acknowledge that the diversity
and complexity of the University of Manitoba require that difficult decisions are made, but in a transparent and
accountable manner.
This plan builds on the accomplishments of the Strategic Planning Framework 2009 – 2014, which identified the
pursuit of academic enhancement, Indigenous achievement, an exceptional student experience and an
outstanding workplace as the University’s core priorities. It reinforces these existing priorities, while reflecting
the natural evolution of planning over time. It embeds the University’s goal of ensuring an exceptional student
experience within all five priorities, it is more deliberate in its approaches to providing not just an outstanding
working environment, but an outstanding learning environment, and it provides a focus to the University’s
external engagement efforts that was not defined in the previous Framework. Most notably, it strengthens the
University’s statement of commitment to Indigenous achievement, and articulates a pledge to pursue
relationships and dialogue with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples based on mutual trust, respect, and
reciprocity.
This Plan has been developed by the University of Manitoba community, and we will implement it with pride,
energy and innovation in the pursuit of the University’s mission: to create, preserve, communicate and apply
knowledge, contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and
the world.
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APPENDIX: Strategic Planning Committee 2014
Chair:
Vice-Chair:
Joanne Keselman, Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International)
From the Board of Governors (BOG)
Patricia Bovey, BOG Chair
Michael Robertson, BOG Vice-Chair
Monika Wetzel, Graduate Students’ Association President (2013/14); Laura Rempel, Graduate Students’
Association President (2014/15)
From Senate
John Anderson, Professor and Head of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Jonathan Beddoes, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Joanne Embree, Professor of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine
Gordon Fitzell, Associate Professor of Composition and Associate Dean, Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music
Jeffery Taylor, Professor of History and Dean, Faculty of Arts
Al Turnbull, University of Manitoba Students’ Union President
From the President
Ovide Mercredi, Senior Advisor to the University of Manitoba
From Faculty at large
Annemieke Farenhorst, Professor of Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Sandy Hershcovis, Associate Professor and Head, Business Administration, I.H. Asper School of Business
Feiyue Wang, Professor of Environment and Geography, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and
Resources
David Watt, Associate Professor, English, Film and Theatre, Faculty of Arts
Roberta Woodgate, Professor, Faculty of Nursing
From Support Staff
Brendan Hughes, Executive Director, Student Engagement
Sam Vagianos, Business Manager, Dentistry
Deborah Young, Executive Lead, Indigenous Achievement
Ex Officio (non-voting)
John Kearsey, Vice-President (External)
Paul Kochan, Vice-President (Administration)
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Resource (non-voting)
Erik Athavale, Associate Director (Client Relations), Marketing Communications Office
Thelma Lussier, Executive Director, Office of Institutional Analysis
Kerry McQuarrie Smith, Director, Office of the President
Assistance to the Committee
Cassandra Davidson, Undergraduate Program Analyst, Office of the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
Judith Hughes, Assistant Professor, Social Work
Kathleen Legris, Academic Analyst, Office of the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
Olga Radzikh, Graduate Student
Janice Ristock, Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs), Office of the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
Kerstin Roger, Assistant Professor, Human Ecology
Pam Trupish, Director, Office of the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
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Board of Governors Submission
AGENDA ITEM:
The University of Manitoba Accessibility Policy
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:
That the Board of Governors approve the University of Manitoba Accessibility Policy as
recommended by Senate, effective January 1, 2015.
Action Requested:
Approval
Discussion/Advice
Information
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
In April of 2012, Senate approved the recommendations of the ad hoc Committee of the Senate
Executive to Examine Accommodation of Students with Disabilities and Governance Procedures
Related to Academic Requirements (the "Cooper Commission"). At that time, an Implementation
Working Group was established to oversee the implementation of the Cooper Commission’s nine
recommendations, which can be broadly grouped into three categories, (i) policy development
with respect to accessibility and accommodations, (ii) academic program standards identification
to facilitate accommodations and (iii) developing a series of materials and programs to educate
and inform the community on accessibility and the accommodation process. A copy of the Cooper
Commission recommendations is attached to this submission for reference. Over the last 18
months, much progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the Cooper
Commission report.
At the November 5, 2014 Senate meeting, Senate recommended that the Board of Governors
approve a University of Manitoba Accessibility Policy. This policy will serve as an umbrella policy
that communicates the University’s commitment to accessibility. Once approved, policy and
procedures documents will be developed and approved at various levels throughout the
University to facilitate the implementation of the accessibility principles, for various groups within
the University (students, staff, etc.). Senate has already approved two procedures – a Student
Accessibility Procedure and an Appeal Procedure – which will be implemented subject to
approval of this Policy by the Board of Governors. All of these documents serve to implement the
recommendations of the Cooper Commission and provide greater clarity and consistency in
ensuring accessibility to all students through reasonable accommodation of disabilities.
CONNECTION TO THE UNIVERSITY PLANNING FRAMEWORK:
The Policy on Accessibility supports the 2009-2014 Planning Framework priorities of Outstanding
Student Experience and Employer of Choice.
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IMPLICATIONS:
This Policy, along with the related policies, procedures and educational initiatives that have been
implemented as part of the Cooper Commission report facilitate the University in ensuring
accessibility as well as meeting the requirements of the Manitoba Human Rights Code and other
applicable legislation.
CONSULTATION:
Staff in Student Accessibility Services, Legal Counsel, members of the Cooper Commission, the
Cooper Commission Implementation Working Group and Senate have been consulted in the
development of this policy.
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Board of Governors Submission
Routing to the Board of Governors:
Reviewed
Recommended
By
Date
Cooper Commission IWG
October 15, 2014
Senate Executive
October 22, 2014
Senate
November 5, 2014
Submission prepared by:
Jeff M. Leclerc, University Secretary
Submission approved by:
Attachments
•
Cooper Commission Recommendations
•
University of Manitoba Policy on Accessibility
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Cooper Commission Recommendations (as approved by Senate, April, 2012)
a. that the university adopt a standard set of definitions for terms related to
accommodation.
b. that where academic programs are subject to external accreditation or approval, a
document outlining essential skills and abilities be developed and submitted for
approval by Senate; the content of this document should be congruent with the
requirements outlined by the respective registering college or approval body (e.g.,
College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba; College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Manitoba).
c. that Senate require each unit to identify and submit to Senate for approval written
rationales for the bona fide academic requirements of its existing programs and of
any newly developed programs.
d. that Senate adopt a new or revised policy regarding accommodation that:
i. reflects the right of students with disabilities to accommodation and to a fair,
timely, respectful, and confidential process to reach accommodation decisions as
well as the right of the University to uphold high academic standards.
ii. includes provision for delegation of authority, reflecting the following points:
• delegation of authority should be based upon the type of accommodation
sought
• decisions are grounded in individuals with the expertise most appropriate to
the case in question Departments (or the Unit, in the case of Faculties without
Departments) have an essential role in the accommodation process
• The recipient of authority to deal with accommodations be given express
permission to sub-delegate (so long as the sub-delegation is well
documented) to ensure timely and consistent decision making and fairness to
the student as well as protection of the student’s privacy and the
confidentiality of the information.
iii. requires each Faculty/School to establish an Accessibility Advisory Committee to
serve as an advisory body to the Dean/Director on all matters related to
accommodation of students with disabilities including resolution of conflicts within
the Faculty/School. The Accessibility Advisory Committee is obligated to consult
the academic Department/Unit before giving advice.
iv. sets out review mechanisms to resolve conflicts regarding accommodations
within a Faculty/School. These mechanisms should:
• explicitly address the authority delegated by Senate to the Dean/Director with
respect to accommodation and the obligation for the Dean/Director to consult
with appropriate individuals and the Faculty/School-level Accessibility
Advisory Committee before rendering a decision about accommodation.
• define the process to be followed when the conflict involves accommodation
in inter-Faculty programs such as graduate or joint programs.
e. that Senate establish an Academic Accommodation Appeal Committee, a standing
committee of Senate, whose role it is to hear and decide upon appeals related to
accommodation.
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f.
that broad education be provided on a regular basis to the university community on
the University’s duty to provide reasonable accommodation to students with
disabilities, and on the procedures to be followed when accommodation is requested,
including: guidelines on how to deal appropriately and in a confidential manner with
matters involving personal issues, in particular, personal health information. The
education should be delivered by Student Accessibility Services in collaboration with
the Office of Fair Practices and Legal Affairs.
Process: Individuals and or Groups that should be involved in development of the
education program: UTS, Student Accessibility Services, Student Services, Office of
Fair Practices and Legal Affairs, academic staff members, student unions.
g. that SAS develop a web-based handbook for instructors on accommodating students
with disabilities
h. that SAS provide information to the university community through an annual report to
Senate (similar to the Student Advocacy Annual Report) on the accommodation of
and services provided for each of the main categories of disabilities. SAS could also
create information such as ‘Best Practices Information Reports’ which could be
posted on the SAS website and would provide education and a more transparent
account about accommodations.
i.
that the University of Manitoba Accessibility Policy and Procedures be revised to:
i. clarify the lead role taken by SAS to verify the existence of a disability and
propose accommodations and the professional documentation that students
must provide to SAS (e.g., University of California - Berkeley Campus Plan for
Accommodating the Academic Needs of Students with Disabilities).
ii. use the term ‘accredited health professional’ by which is meant “professionals
conducting assessments and rendering diagnoses must be regulated and
qualified to do so” 13In the case of students with mental health issues, a list of
qualified diagnosticians would include, but not be limited to, licensed
psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists, or other professionals with training
and expertise in the diagnosis of mental disorders.
iii. establish a web-based printable form for use by the professional submitting a
diagnosis on behalf of a student with a disability.
iv. include information about how ex post facto requests for accommodation will be
managed.
v. specify how communications will flow to those with a ‘need to know’ and ‘when to
know’, taking into account both the University’s obligation to protect the student’s
confidentiality and the need for collegial academic decision making.
vi. specify the roles, rights and responsibilities of the following parties in
development and implementation of the accommodation plan: Student;
Accessibility Advisor; Coordinator, Student Accessibility Services; Course
Instructor; Department Head; Dean/Director; Graduate Chair; Graduate Advisor;
Graduate Committee; Accessibility Advisory Committee/ Accommodation Team.
Process: Individuals and or Groups that should be involved in revisions: Coordinator
of Student Accessibility Services, Director of Student Advocacy and Accessibility,
representatives from the Faculties of Arts and Science, representative(s) from
professional Faculties (academic staff members, student advisors).
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UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
POLICY
Policy:
THE UNIVERSITY OF
MANITOBA ACCESSIBILTY
POLICY
Effective Date:
37T
Revised Date:
37T
Review Date:
37T
Approving Body:
Board of Governors
Authority:
The University of Manitoba Act
Section #16(1)
Responsible Executive Officer:
Vice-President
(Administration),
and
Vice-President
(Academic) & Provost
Delegate:
Contact:
Application:
All Employees and Students
Part I
Reason for Policy
1.1
The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that all members of the University community, including
those with disabilities, are provided with an accessible learning and working environment.
Part II
Policy Content
Disability
2.1
For the purpose of this Policy and related procedures an employee or student with a disability is a
person who experiences a mental, cognitive, physical or sensory impairment for which they may
require accommodation.
General
2.3
The University recognizes it is subject to The Human Rights Code (Manitoba) and as such has a
duty to provide reasonable accommodation to employees and students with documented
disabilities in its efforts to provide an accessible learning and working environment.
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2.4
The concept of reasonable accommodation requires a partnership between the individual
requiring the accommodation and the University. All concerned should be responsible for
respecting the dignity and confidentiality of the individual who requests the accommodation.
2.5
The University shall endeavor to maintain an accessible work and learning environment at all its
campuses through the provision of accommodation supports and services to employees and
students with disabilities.
2.6
The University will use reasonable efforts to offer reasonable accommodation in the working and
learning environments.
2.7
The University will use reasonable efforts to ensure that employment opportunities and programs
of study are accessible to potential employees and students with disabilities.
Conf identiality
2.8
All communication regarding the accommodation of an employee’s or student’s disability shall
be confidential and in accordance with the University’s policy and procedures related to the
Personal Health Information Act (Manitoba).
Part III
Accountability
3.1
The Office of Legal Counsel is responsible for advising the President that a formal review of this
Policy is required.
3.2
The Associate Vice President Human Resources and Vice Provost for Students is responsible for
the implementation, administration and review of this Policy.
3.3
All members of the University community are responsible for complying with this Policy.
Part IV
Authority to Approve Procedures
4.1
The Board, the Senate and the Administration may approve procedures which give effect to this
Policy, in accordance with their respective jurisdiction.
Part V
Review
5.1
Governing Document reviews shall be conducted every ten (10) years by the Responsible
Executive Officer. The next scheduled review date for this Policy is 37T
5.2
In the interim, this Policy may be revised or repealed if:
(a)
the Approving Body deems it necessary or desirable to do so;
(b)
the Policy is no longer legislatively or statutorily compliant; and/or
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(c)
the Policy is now in conflict with another Governing Document.
Part VI
Effect on Previous Statements
6.1
This Policy is a new policy
Part VII
Cross References
7.1
This Policy should be cross referenced to the following relevant Governing Documents,
legislation and/or forms:
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Board of Governors Submission
AGENDA ITEM:
Definitions of Academic Units
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:
THAT the Board of Governors approve the Definitions of Academic Units Policy, as
recommended by Senate.
Action Requested:
Approval
Discussion/Advice
Information
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
• The purpose of the policy on Definitions of Academic Units is to define, in one location, the
different types of academic units at the University.
• The policy includes definitions for Faculty, School of the University, Professional College,
School of a Faculty or of a Professional College, Division, Department, and Affiliated College.
• The definitions have been developed through a review of The University of Manitoba Act,
existing Board and Senate policies, resolutions, and statements on structure, and of practice at
the University.
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:
N/A
CONNECTION TO THE UNIVERSITY PLANNING FRAMEWORK:
N/A
IMPLICATIONS:
One objective of the policy is to foster common understanding and use of terminology across the
institution.
ALTERNATIVES:
N/A
CONSULTATION:
The policy has been endorsed by the Senate Committee on Rules and Procedures and by Senate
Executive and was approved by Senate at its meeting on November 5, 2014.
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Board of Governors Submission
Routing to the Board of Governors:
Reviewed
Recommended
By
Senate Committee on Rules
and Procedures
October 6, 2014
Senate Executive
October 22, 2014
Senate
November 5, 2014
Submission prepared by:
Senate
Submission approved by:
University Secretary
Attachments
•
Date
Policy on Definitions of Academic Units
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UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
POLICY
DEFINITIONS OF ACADEMIC UNITS
Policy:
Effective Date:
Revised Date:
Review Date:
Approving Body:
Board of Governors
Authority:
Responsible Executive Officer:
University Secretary
Delegate:
(If applicable)
Contact:
University Secretary
Application:
All Staff
Part I
Reason for Policy
1.1
This document is intended to define, in one location, the different types of academic units at the
University of Manitoba. The definitions have been developed through a review of The University
of Manitoba Act, existing Board and Senate policies, resolutions and statements on structure as
well as practice at the University. The hope of having this document in place is that it will serve
as a single point of information and will foster common understanding across the University.
Part II
Policy Content
Definitions
2.1
Faculty
(a)
A Faculty is the major organizational unit of the University, established by the Board of
Governors, normally on the recommendation of Senate. Faculties are responsible for the
development and offering of academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels
(under the auspices of the Faculty of Graduate Studies), scholarship, research and
creative work in fields and disciplines represented within the Faculty and for community
service and outreach.
(b)
The head of a Faculty is a Dean, who reports to the Vice-President (Academic) and
Provost and is the senior academic and administrative officer of the Faculty. Deans are
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responsible for general supervision over and direction of the work of the Faculty,
including faculty, staff, students and budgets.
2.2
2.3
(c)
The academic affairs of a Faculty are governed by a Faculty Council that is established
by Senate bylaw. Faculty Councils’ powers to act and to recommend on matters are
conferred by Senate.
(d)
Faculty Councils elect members to Senate and the Dean of a Faculty is a member of
Senate, ex officio.
(e)
Academic staff are appointed as members of a Faculty and may also be members of
Schools, Professional Colleges or Departments as appropriate.
(f)
Faculties may, as the Board of Governors determines, include Schools, Professional
Colleges, Departments or Centres/Institutes, the heads of which shall report to the Dean.
The academic affairs of such Schools, Professional Colleges, Departments or
Centres/Institutes shall be governed by Councils established by the Faculty Council, in
accordance with the powers of the Faculty Council and the regulations of Senate.
School of the University
(a)
A School of the University is an organizational unit of the University, established by the
Board of Governors, normally on the recommendation of Senate. Schools of the
University are responsible for the development and offering of academic programs
primarily at the undergraduate level, scholarship, research and creative work in fields and
disciplines represented within the School and for community service and outreach.
(b)
The head of a School of the University is a Director, who reports to the Vice-President
(Academic) and Provost and is the senior academic and administrative officer of the
School. Directors are responsible for general supervision over and direction of the work
of the School, including faculty, staff, students and budgets.
(c)
The academic affairs of a School of the University are governed by a School Council that
is established by Senate bylaw. School Council’s powers to act and to recommend on
matters are conferred by Senate.
(d)
School Councils elect members to Senate and the Director of a School is a member of
Senate, ex officio.
(e)
Academic staff are appointed as members of a School and may also be members of
Departments as appropriate.
Professional College
(a)
A Professional College is a constituent college of a faculty. A Professional College is an
organizational sub-division of the University, established by the Board of Governors,
normally on the recommendation of Senate.
(b)
Professional Colleges are responsible for the development and offering of accredited
professional programs as well as scholarship, research, relations with professions,
regulatory bodies and accreditors, community service and outreach. Professional
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Colleges may also be involved in the delivery of other undergraduate programs, as well
as graduate programs that are under the auspices of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
2.4
(c)
Professional Colleges may be created in instances where a number of professional
academic units that share common interests and opportunities are brought together under
a single Faculty.
(d)
The head of a Professional College is a Dean, who reports to the head of a Faculty and is
the senior academic and administrative officer of the Professional College. College Deans
are responsible for general supervision over and direction of the work of the Professional
College including students and staff, as well as faculty as delegated by the head of the
Faculty and the administration of budgets as allocated by the Faculty.
(e)
The academic affairs of a Professional College are governed by a College Council that is
established by the Faculty Council. A Professional College Council’s powers to act and
to recommend on matters are conferred by Faculty Council. Prior to approval by Faculty
Council, all Professional College Council bylaws shall be reviewed by the Senate
Committee on Rules and Procedures.
(f)
Members of the Colleges are also members of the Faculty Council and elect members to
Senate through the Faculty Council. As head of the Professional College, the Dean of a
Professional College is a member of Senate, ex officio.
(g)
Academic staff are appointed as members of a Faculty and at the time of appointment
may be appointed as members of a Professional College(s) as appropriate and may also
be members of Departments.
Schools of a Faculty or of a Professional College
(a)
A School of a Faculty or of a Professional College is an organizational sub-division of a
Faculty or of a Professional College of the University, established by the Board of
Governors, normally on the recommendation of Senate. Schools of a Faculty or of a
Professional College are primarily responsible for the development and offering of
academic programs at the diploma level and may include some undergraduate programs.
Schools of a Faculty will also engage in research, scholarship, creative work and
community outreach, often in collaboration with their parent faculty or professional
college.
(b)
The head of a School of a Faculty or of a Professional College is a Director and reports to
the Dean of the Faculty or of the Professional College to which the School is aligned.
The Director is the senior academic and administrative officer of the school. Directors are
responsible for general supervision over and direction of the work of the school including
students and staff, as well as faculty as delegated by the head of the Faculty or College
and the administration of budgets as allocated by the Faculty or College to the School.
(c)
The academic affairs of a School of a Faculty or of a Professional College are governed
by a School Council that is established by a Faculty or a Professional College bylaw.
School Council powers to act and to recommend on matters are conferred by the Faculty
or the Professional College Council, according to a general guideline approved by Senate.
Prior to approval by Faculty Council, all School Council bylaws shall be reviewed by the
Senate Committee on Rules and Procedures.
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(d)
2.5
2.6
2.7
Members of Schools of a Faculty or of a Professional College are also members of the
Faculty Council of the parent Faculty and participate in Senate elections at that level.
Division
(a)
A Division of the University is an organizational unit of the University, established by
the Board of Governors, normally on the recommendation of Senate. A Division offers
non-degree programs as established under the auspices of Senate and provides
educational services and support to units across the University. A Division also conducts
scholarship, research and creative work and engages in community service and outreach.
(b)
The head of a Division is a Dean, who reports to the Vice-President (Academic) and
Provost and is the senior academic and administrative officer of the Division. Deans are
responsible for general supervision over and direction of the work of the Division,
including faculty, staff, students and budgets.
(c)
The academic affairs of a Division are governed by a Division Council that is established
by Senate bylaw. The Council’s powers to act and to recommend on matters are
conferred by Senate.
(d)
Division Councils elect members to Senate. The Dean of the Division of Extended
Education is a member of Senate, ex officio as provided for in Section 26 of The
University of Manitoba Act.
Department
(a)
An Academic Department is an organizational sub-division of the University established
by the Board of Governors, normally on the recommendation of the Senate, for the
purpose of conducting teaching and research, scholarship and creative work in a specified
field or group of related fields of study and outreach. A Department may be a subdivision of a Faculty, School or Professional College.
(b)
Departments are led by Heads, who report to Deans or Directors. The Head is the senior
academic and administrative officer of the Department. Heads are responsible for general
supervision over and direction of the work of the department.
(c)
The academic affairs of a Department are governed by a Department Council that is
established by Faculty, School, or Professional College bylaw. Department Council’s
powers to act and to recommend on matters are conferred by the Faculty, School or
Professional College Council, according to a general guideline approved by Senate. Prior
to approval by the Faculty Council, all Department Council bylaws shall be reviewed by
the Senate Committee on Rules and Procedures.
Affiliated College
(a)
Affiliated Colleges are independent Colleges who are affiliated with the University by
means of a formal affiliation agreement approved by the Board of Governors after
recommendation by Senate.
(b)
Members of the Academic Staff and students of the University may also be members of
Affiliated Colleges and members of the Affiliated Colleges may be involved in offering
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academic programs of the University in collaboration with Faculties, Schools and
Professional Colleges.
(c)
The head of each Affiliated College is a member of Senate, ex-officio.
Part III
Accountability
3.1
The Office of Legal Counsel is responsible for advising the University Secretary that a formal
review of this Policy is required.
3.2
The University Secretary is responsible for the implementation, administration and review of this
Policy.
3.3
All Staff are responsible for complying with this Policy.
Part IV
Authority to Approve Procedures
4.1
The University Secretary may approve Procedures, if applicable, which are secondary to and
comply with this Policy.
Part V
Review
5.1
Governing Document reviews shall be conducted every ten (10) years. The next scheduled
review date for this Policy is
.
5.2
In the interim, this Policy may be revised or repealed if:
5.3
(a)
the University Secretary or the Approving Body deems it necessary or desirable to do so;
(b)
the Policy is no longer legislatively or statutorily compliant; and/or
(c)
the Policy is now in conflict with another Governing Document.
If this Policy is revised or repealed all Secondary Documents, if applicable, shall be reviewed as
soon as possible in order that they:
(a)
comply with the revised Policy; or
(b)
are in turn repealed.
Part VI
Effect on Previous Statements
6.1
This Policy supersedes all of the following:
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(a)
all previous Board of Governors/Senate Governing Documents on the subject matter
contained herein; and
(b)
all previous Administration Governing Documents on the subject matter contained
herein.
Part VII
Cross References
7.1
This Policy should be cross referenced to the following relevant Governing Documents,
legislation and/or forms:
(a)
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Board of Governors Submission
AGENDA ITEM:
Revised Chairs and Professorships Policy and Procedures
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:
THAT the Board of Governors approve the revised Chairs and Professorships policy and
procedures, as recommended by Senate, effective upon approval by the Board.
Action Requested:
Approval
Discussion/Advice
Information
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
•
The current policy on Chairs and Professorships stipulates that appointments to these
positions are normally at the rank of Professor. It is proposed that the policy be revised to
specify that individuals appointed to Chairs and Professorships normally shall have academic
qualifications commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor,
Associate Professor, or Professor (see section 2.8 of the revised policy).
•
The change responds to requests from many deans to amend the policy to allow greater
flexibility in the appointment process.
•
The proposal is consistent with eligibility requirements for a number of externally funded chairs
including Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs, which individuals can hold upon completing a
doctoral degree, MB Research Chairs, NSERC – Industrial Research Chairs, including both
Senior Industrial Research Chairs and Associate Industrial Research Chairs.
•
A number of minor additions and edits have been made to update the documents.
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:
N/A
CONNECTION TO THE UNIVERSITY PLANNING FRAMEWORK:
N/A
IMPLICATIONS:
The revised policy would allow greater flexibility in the appointment process. It would also obviate
the need for deans to request an exception to the policy, in order to make an appointment at the
rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Such requests have not been uncommon in recent
years.
CONSULTATION:
The Senate Committee on University Research supports the changes to the policy and
procedures on Chairs and Professorships. The proposal was considered and endorsed by Senate
on October 1, 2014.
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Board of Governors Submission
Routing to the Board of Governors:
Reviewed
Recommended
By
Senate Executive
September 17, 2014
Senate
October 1, 2014
Submission prepared by:
Senate
Submission approved by:
University Secretary
Attachments
•
Date
Revised Chairs and Professorships policy and procedures
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UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
POLICY
Policy:
CHAIRS AND PROFESSORSHIPS
Effective Date:
January 27, 2009
Revised Date:
To be entered by Office of Legal Counsel
Review Date:
January 27, 2019
Approving Body:
Board of Governors
Authority:
The University of Manitoba Act, section #16(1)(b)
Responsible Executive Officer:
President
Delegate:
Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
Contact:
Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
Application:
All Academic Staff
Part I
Reason for Policy
1.1
The University continually seeks to develop and enhance its academic programs and activities. To
this end, it welcomes external funding from donors that will assist the University in discharging
its academic responsibilities. The establishment of Chairs or Professorships is one way in which
this may be achieved.
1.2
The University is committed to the tradition and importance of Chairs and Professorships as a
means of developing, recognizing and promoting academic programs and fields of study that are
consistent with the University's mission and scholarly objectives. To this end, it has developed a
policy and attendant procedures governing the establishment of Chairs and Professorships.
Part II
Policy Content
2.1
This policy and its attendant procedures pertain to sponsored academic appointments where the
appointees are selected by a process that is internal to and determined by the University. It does
not pertain to academic appointments where the appointee is selected by other means (e.g. those
that are underwritten by the national granting agencies). It also does not apply to visiting
professorships.
2.2
This policy applies to all new initiatives and shall have no retroactive application, that is, it shall
not apply to Chairs and Professorships that were established before the approval of this policy.
Such Chairs and Professorships shall be governed by the policy in place at the time of their
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establishment. If, however, a previous gift becomes sufficient to change, for example, a
Professorship to a Chair, this change shall be made in accordance with this policy.
Purpose, Definitions and Criteria
2.3
Chairs and Professorships are established to advance the University's academic goals and
objectives.
2.4
The primary distinction between Chairs and Professorships is the extent of external funding that
is available to support the appointment.
(a)
A Chair normally must, at its establishment, be fully funded from sources outside of the
University's regular operating budget. The funding for a Chair normally must be
sufficient to cover the full salary and benefits of the incumbent and an appropriate level
of unrestricted research/scholarly support.
(b)
A Professorship normally must, at its establishment, be partially funded from sources
outside of the University's operating budget. The funding for a Professorship normally
must be sufficient to cover at least 20 percent of the salary and benefits of the incumbent
and an appropriate level of unrestricted research/scholarly support.
2.5
For Chairs and Professorships, funds may be provided by way of an endowment or through a
schedule of annual expendable gifts for a defined period of not less than five years, or by an
appropriate combination of endowment and annual expendable gifts.
2.6
From their inception, Chairs and Professorships shall normally be attached to a department,
faculty, school, college, centre or institute of the University. Accordingly, the goals of the Chair
or Professorship shall be consistent with those of the unit to which it is attached.
2.7
The establishment of a Chair or Professorship normally shall not be tied to the appointment of a
particular individual.
2.8
Individuals appointed to Chairs and Professorships normally shall have academic qualifications
commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or
Professor.
2.9
The initial term of appointment of Chairs and Professorships shall be three to five years. If the
renewal of an appointment is permitted, such renewal is subject to a successful performance
review and the availability of funds.
Value of Chairs and Professorships
2.10
From time to time, normally for a three-year period or for the period of a capital campaign, the
University President shall determine minimum values for any and all newly established Chairs
and Professorships. These values shall be based on the requirements of this policy, as stipulated
in the definitions of Chairs and Professorships (see sections 2.4(a) and 2.4(b)).
2.11
Nothing in this section will prevent a unit from augmenting the support provided to a Chair or
Professorship under 2.10 above.
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Joint Chairs or Professorships
2.12
A Chair or Professorship may be established jointly by the University and another university, an
institution affiliated with the University (including teaching hospitals) or a research institute.
2.13
Such joint Chairs and Professorships shall be established on terms jointly agreed to by the parties.
In such cases, funds may be held either by the University or by the other party, or both.
Establishment of Chairs and Professorships
2.14
All proposals for the establishment of Chairs and Professorships shall be considered by Senate
and, following recommendation by Senate, by the Board of Governors. In the case of proposals
for Chairs and Professorships that are primarily intended to enhance the University's research
programs, the Senate Committee on University Research shall recommend to Senate.
Naming of Chairs and Professorships
2.15
Should the University wish to honour a donor(s) or at the request of a donor(s), Chairs and
Professorships may be formally named.
2.16
The underlying principle of any naming is that both the person(s) or organization(s) for which the
Chair or Professorship will be named and the University should be honoured by the naming of the
Chair or Professorship.
2.17
The name may refer to a foundation, individual, family or similar unit, or to a respectable
commercial or business unit.
2.18
If a Chair or Professorship is being named in recognition of a donor(s), the gift received relative
to the Chair or Professorship must represent a significant contribution to the minimum value
required to establish a Chair or Professorship as defined in section 2.10 The President shall
determine the significance of any gift relative to the naming of a Chair or Professorship.
2.19
The autonomy of the University and the academic freedom of the professoriate to which the
University of Manitoba is committed shall be safeguarded at all times. The attribution of a name
does not imply or confer any involvement or oversight into the operations of the University or
any of its units.
2.20
It is the University’s intention to respect the Donor’s intent. If, however, circumstances change so
that the entire amount of the gift is not received by the University in due course, the University
may, at its option, remove the Donor’s name from the Chair or Professorship, or any part therein
or thereon where the Donor’s name appears, and/or reduce the name or form of recognition set
out herein and/or offer the Donor an alternate naming opportunity and benefits commensurate
with the Donor’s level of giving.
2.21
In the event that a program change affects the naming and form of recognition, the University
will inform the Donor if possible, and the University and the Donor will consult as to options
available at that time.
2.22
Ultimate authority to accept or decline any naming proposal at the University of Manitoba rests
with the Board of Governors.
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2.23
Ultimate authority to discontinue the named Chair or Professorship rests with the Board of
Governors.
2.24
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this policy, no naming will be approved or existing
naming be continued, that will call into serious question public respect for the University.
Disestablishment of Chairs or Professorships
2.25
Chairs and Professorships may be disestablished by mutual agreement of the University and the
donor(s).
Establishment of Procedures
2.26
To give effect to this policy, the University shall establish certain mechanisms. These
mechanisms shall include an articulation of:
(a)
procedures for the establishment of Chairs and Professorships;
(b)
procedures for the selection and appointment of individuals to Chairs and Professorships;
(c)
procedures for the naming of Chairs and Professorships;
(d)
responsibilities of individuals appointed to Chairs and Professorships; and
(e)
requirements regarding the review of the performance of individuals appointed to Chairs
and Professorships, and the administrative and financial arrangements of Chairs and
Professorships.
Part III
Accountability
3.1
The Office of Legal Counsel is responsible for advising the President that a formal review of this
Policy is required.
3.2
The Vice-President (Academic) and Provost is responsible for the implementation, administration
and review of this Policy.
3.3
All Academic Staff are responsible for complying with this Policy.
Part IV
Authority to Approve Procedures
4.1
The President may approve Procedures, if applicable, which are secondary to and comply with
this Policy.
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Part V
Review
5.1
Governing Document reviews shall be conducted every ten (10) years. The next scheduled
review date for this Policy is January 27, 2019.
5.2
In the interim, this Policy may be revised or repealed if:
5.3
(a)
the President or the Approving Body deems it necessary or desirable to do so;
(b)
the Policy is no longer legislatively or statutorily compliant; and/or
(c)
the Policy is now in conflict with another Governing Document.
If this Policy is revised or repealed all Secondary Documents, if applicable, shall be reviewed as
soon as possible in order that they:
(a)
comply with the revised Policy; or
(b)
are in turn repealed.
Part VI
Effect on Previous Statements
6.1
This Policy supersedes all of the following:
(a)
Policy: Chairs and Professorships, approved May 23, 1993, and amended June 22, 2000;
(b)
Policy: Naming Chairs and Professorships, approved January 6, 1982, and amended
September 6, 1990;
(c)
all previous Board of Governors/Senate Governing Documents on the subject matter
contained herein; and
(d)
all previous Administration Governing Documents on the subject matter contained
herein.
Part VII
Cross References
7.1
This Policy should be cross referenced to the following relevant Governing Documents,
legislation and/or forms:
(a)
Procedure: Chairs and Professorships.
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UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
PROCEDURE
Procedure:
CHAIRS AND PROFESSORSHIPS
Parent Policy:
Chairs and Professorships
Effective Date:
January 27, 2009
Revised Date:
To be entered by Office of Legal Counsel
Review Date:
January 27, 2019
Approving Body:
President
Authority:
Policy: Chairs and Professorships
Responsible Executive Officer:
President
Delegate:
Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
Contact:
Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
Application:
All Academic Staff
Part I
Reason for Procedure
1.1
To give effect to the Policy: Chairs and Professorships, these procedures articulate certain
mechanisms, including:
(a)
procedures for the establishment of Chairs and Professorships;
(b)
procedures for the selection and appointment of individuals to Chairs and Professorships;
(c)
procedures for the naming of Chairs and Professorships;
(d)
responsibilities of individuals appointed to Chairs and Professorships; and
(e)
requirements regarding the review of performance of individuals appointed to Chairs and
Professorships, and the administrative and financial arrangements of Chairs and
Professorships.
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Part II
Procedural Content
Establishment of Chairs or Professorships
2.1
The initiative to establish a Chair or Professorship may come from a department, faculty, school,
college, centre or institute of the University, from the President, a Vice-President or from a
prospective donor(s).
2.2
Confidential discussions with a prospective donor(s) may precede the development of a formal
proposal to establish a Chair or Professorship.
2.3
A formal proposal for the establishment of a Chair or Professorship shall normally be made by
the head of the unit to which the Chair or Professorship will be attached. All such proposals shall
have the approval of the relevant dean or director, where applicable, and the Vice-President
(Academic) and Provost. In the case of proposals for Chairs and Professorships that are primarily
intended to enhance the University's research programs, the Vice-President (Academic) and
Provost shall consult with the Vice-President (Research) in assessing the proposal. The proposal
shall indicate:
2.4
(a)
the type of appointment (Chair, Professorship);
(b)
the name of the Chair or Professorship;
(c)
the purpose and objectives of the Chair or Professorship;
(d)
the relationship of the goals of the Chair or Professorship to those of the proposing unit;
(e)
the method by which the Chair or Professorship will be funded;
(f)
the general and specific required academic qualifications of the candidates or nominees;
(g)
the term of the appointment, including, where applicable, provisions for reappointment;
and
(h)
any other provisions unique to the Chair or Professorship.
All proposals for the establishment of Chairs and Professorships shall be considered by Senate
and, following recommendation by Senate, by the Board of Governors. In the case of proposals
for Chairs and Professorships that are primarily intended to enhance the University's research
programs, the Senate Committee on University Research shall recommend to Senate.
Naming of Chairs and Professorships
2.5
Proposals for the naming of a Chair or Professorship to honour an individual or at the request of a
donor shall be submitted to the Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees for recommendation to
Senate.
2.6
The Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees will recommend to Senate on the specific form of
the name for the Chair or Professorship.
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Selection and Appointment of Chairs or Professorships
2.7
The selection and appointment of an individual to a Chair or Professorship shall be conducted in
accordance with normal University policy (including Policy: Academic Appointments) and/or the
provisions of the relevant Collective Agreement (except as provided in section 2.8).
2.8
Notwithstanding the provisions of Policy: Academic Appointments, in cases where it is proposed
that a member of the University's full-time (including G.F.T.) academic staff be appointed to a
Chair or Professorship, such an appointment may be made without a search with the approval of
the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost, normally on the recommendation of the unit head
and, where appropriate, the dean or director.
2.9
Nothing in sections 2.7 and 2.8 will be deemed to prevent the University or the relevant unit of
the University from providing an opportunity for consultation with the donor(s), or their
representative(s). Responsibility for the appointment of individuals to Chairs and Professorships,
however, rests solely with the University.
2.10
Appointees to Chairs and Professorships may be granted tenured, probationary, term or
contingent appointments, as approved by the Board of Governors.
2.11
Appointees to Chairs and Professorships normally shall be full-time employees of the University
(except for Joint Chairs or Professorships).
Responsibilities of Appointees to Chairs and Professorships
2.12
The specific duties and responsibilities of appointees to Chairs and Professorships shall be stated
in a formal letter of offer.
2.13
While Chairs and Professorships may allow for a greater concentration on research, scholarship
and creative works than that afforded by a regular academic appointment, a reasonable
commitment to teaching is expected of all appointees to Chairs and Professorships.
2.14
During the first year of the appointment, appointees to Chairs and Professorships shall normally
be required to give a public lecture. The scheduling and announcement of such lectures shall
normally be coordinated by the relevant unit head, in collaboration with the University's
Marketing Communications Office.
2.15
Appointees to Chairs and Professorships shall report annually, in the same manner as other
faculty, to their unit head. Holders of Chairs and Professorships shall furnish an annual report of
activities to the unit head, the dean or director, where applicable, and the Vice-President
(Academic) and Provost. In the case of Chairs and Professorships that are primarily intended to
enhance the University's research programs, an annual report of activities shall also be provided
to the Vice-President (Research).
Review of Chairs and Professorships
2.16
The performance of appointees to Chairs and Professorships shall be reviewed in the same
manner as other members of faculty.
2.17
If appointment renewal is permitted, the unit head or, where applicable, the dean or director is
responsible for initiating and coordinating a timely reappointment review process. The resulting
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recommendation on reappointments shall be reported to the Vice-President (Academic) and
Provost.
2.18
The administrative and financial arrangements pertaining to a Chair or Professorship shall be
reviewed on a periodic basis but not less than every five years. The unit head or, where
applicable, the dean or director is responsible for initiating and coordinating this review. The
results of this review shall be reported to the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost.
Part III
Accountability
3.1
The Office of Legal Counsel is responsible for advising the President that a formal review of this
Procedure is required.
3.2
The Vice-President (Academic) and Provost is responsible for the implementation, administration
and review of this Procedure.
3.3
All Academic Staff are responsible for complying with this Procedure.
Part IV
Review
4.1
Governing Document reviews shall be conducted every ten (10) years. The next scheduled
review date for this Procedure is January 27, 2019.
4.2
In the interim, this Procedure may be revised or repealed if:
(a)
the Approving Body deems it necessary or desirable to do so;
(b)
the Procedure is no longer legislatively or statutorily compliant;
(c)
the Procedure is now in conflict with another Governing Document; and/or
(d)
the Parent Policy is revised or repealed.
Part V
Effect on Previous Statements
5.1
This Procedure supersedes all of the following:
(a)
Policy: Chairs and Professorships, approved May 23, 1993 and amended June 22, 2000;
(b)
Policy: Naming Chairs and Professorships, approved January 6, 1982 and amended June
22, 2000;
(c)
all previous Board of Governors/Senate Governing Documents on the subject matter
contained herein; and
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(d)
all previous Administration Governing Documents on the subject matter contained
herein.
Part VI
Cross References
6.1
This Procedure should be cross referenced to the following relevant Governing Documents,
legislation and/or forms:
(a)
Policy: Chairs and Professorships.
(b)
Policy: Academic Appointments.
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Board of Governors Submission
AGENDA ITEM:
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part A [dated
August 18, 2014]
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:
THAT the Board of Governors approve nine new offers, five amended offers, and the
withdrawal of one offer, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on
Awards – Part A [dated August 18, 2014].
Action Requested:
Approval
Discussion/Advice
Information
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
At its meeting on August 18, 2014, the Senate Committee on Awards approved nine new offers,
five amended offers, and the withdrawal of one offer, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the
Senate Committee on Awards – Part A [dated August 18, 2014].
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:
The awards will be funded from the sources identified in the Report.
IMPLICATIONS:
N/A
ALTERNATIVES:
N/A
CONSULTATION:
All of these award decisions meet the published guidelines for awards, as approved by Senate.
They were reported to Senate for information on October 1, 2014.
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Board of Governors Submission
Routing to the Board of Governors:
Reviewed
Recommended
By
Date
Senate Committee on Awards
August 18, 2014
Senate Executive
September 17, 2014
Senate
October 1, 2014
Submission prepared by:
Senate
Submission approved by:
University Secretary
Attachments
•
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part A [dated August 18, 2014]
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REPORT OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON AWARDS - PART A
Preamble
Terms of reference for the Senate Committee on Awards include the following responsibility:
On behalf of Senate, to approve and inform Senate of all new offers and amended offers of
awards that meet the published guidelines presented to Senate on November 3, 1999, and as
thereafter amended by Senate. Where, in the opinion of the Committee, acceptance is
recommended for new offers and amended offers which do not meet the published guidelines
or which otherwise appear to be discriminatory under the policy on the Non-Acceptance of
Discriminatory Awards, such offers shall be submitted to Senate for approval. (Senate,
October 7, 2009)
Observations
At its meeting of August 18, 2014 the Senate Committee on Awards approved nine new offers, five
amended offers, and the withdrawal of one award, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate
Committee on Awards – Part A (dated August 18, 2014).
Recommendations
On behalf of Senate, the Senate Committee on Awards recommends that the Board of Governors approve
nine new offers, five amended offers, and the withdrawal of one award, as set out in Appendix A of the
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part A (dated August 18, 2014). These award decisions
comply with the published guidelines of November 3, 1999, and are reported to Senate for information.
Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Phil Hultin
Chair, Senate Committee on Awards
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SENATE COMMITTEE ON AWARDS
Appendix A
August 18, 2014
1. NEW OFFERS
APEGM Foundation Inc. (AFI) Bursaries for IEEQ Students
The APEGM Foundation Inc. has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an
initial gift of $100,000 in 2014. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a matching
contribution to this fund. The APEGM Foundation Inc. provides members of the engineering and
geoscience professions and industries with various opportunities and supports, including the
establishment of scholarships and bursaries. The purpose of these bursaries is to provide support to
qualified students in the Internationally Educated Engineers Qualification (IEEQ) – Post Baccalaureate
Diploma Engineering Program offered by the Faculty of Engineering. Beginning in the 2016-2017
academic year, the available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one or more bursaries
valued at a minimum $500 and a maximum of $2,000 each to students who:
(1) are enrolled in a minimum three (3) credit hours in each of the fall and winter terms in the
Internationally Educated Engineers Qualification (IEEQ) – Post Baccalaureate Diploma
Engineering Program offered in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba in the
year in which the award is tenable;
(2) are in good academic standing as determined by the IEEQ Program;
(3) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application
form.
Students enrolled in their last term of the program will not be eligible for this bursary.
Recipients of this bursary may hold this award a maximum of two times while enrolled in the IEEQ Post
Baccalaureate Diploma Engineering Program.
The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the value and number of the bursaries based
on the available income from the fund.
The selection committee will be the Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Committee of the Faculty of
Engineering and will also include the IEEQ Program Director (or designate) and the President of the
APEGM Foundation Inc. (or designate).
The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if,
because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely
as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award and with the concurrence of
the donor.
Banwari Goel Memorial Bursary
Dr. Raj Goel has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift of
$30,000 in 2014 to offer a memorial bursary in honour of his father, Banwari Goel. The purpose of the
fund is to provide support to students in their first year of studies in the Undergraduate Medical Education
Program at the University of Manitoba. The donors have made an additional gift of $1,200 in 2014 to
offer the first bursary in the 2014-2015 academic year. Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, the
available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one bursary to an undergraduate student who:
(1) is a Manitoba resident;
(2) is enrolled full-time in the first year of the Undergraduate Medical Education Program in the
College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba and is in good standing;
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(3) does not have a parent who is a practicing medical doctor;
(4) has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.
Bursary applicants will be required to submit a signed statement to the College of Medicine’s Student
Affairs office confirming that they do not have a parent that is a practicing medical doctor.
The selection committee for this award will be named by the Dean of the College of Medicine (or
designate).
The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if,
because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely
as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.
Dr. Xiaoyun Wang Fellowship
Family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Xiaoyun Wang have established an endowment fund in 2014, with
an initial gift of over $17,000, in her memory in order to provide a lasting legacy of her life and work.
The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund. Dr. Xiaoyun Wang
spent twelve years as a professor at the I.H. Asper School of Business teaching in the areas of crosscultural management, diversity, international human resource management, and organizational behaviour.
The purpose of the fund will be to recognize the accomplishments of graduate students specializing in
Business Administration. Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, the available annual interest from
the fund will be used to offer one fellowship to a graduate student who:
(1) is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in a Master’s or doctoral program offered
by the I. H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.75 (or equivalent) based on the last 60
credit hours of study.
Preference will be given to students specializing in Business Administration with a research focus on
diversity, cross-cultural or international management, or a related area.
The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Dean of the I.H. Asper (or
designate) to name the selection committee for this award.
The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if,
because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely
as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.
Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award
The Faculty of Graduate Studies allocates funds to assist Master’s and doctoral students with costs for
travel to conferences, major festivals or other artistic events sponsored by recognized national or
international organizations. The awards are valued at $750 for travel within North America, $1,000 for
international travel outside of North America. Only one student per presentation is eligible to obtain the
travel award. Each year, one or more awards will be offered to graduate students who:
(1) are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate studies at the time of presentation, in any Master’s
or doctoral program;
(2) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60
credit hours of study (or equivalent) and are in good standing;
(3) will attend a conference or a major festival or other artistic event sponsored by a recognized
national or international organization for presentation of a paper, poster, or other creative work
pertinent to their studies.
Candidates must submit an application that includes (a) confirmation that their paper, poster, or other
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creative work has been accepted by organizers of the conference, festival, or artistic event; (b) an abstract
of their paper or poster (one page maximum), if appropriate; and (c) academic transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. A student may not hold the Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award
more than once at the Master’s level or more than twice at the doctoral level.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies will report the available allocation of funds to the Financial Aid and
Awards office by March 31 each year.
The selection committee will be named by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate).
Gwyn Morgan “Be an Engineer” Bursary
The Gwyn Morgan and Patricia Trottier Foundation offers an annual bursary valued at $5,000. The
purpose of the bursary is to provide students in the Faculty of Engineering with financial assistance to
continue their studies. Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year one bursary valued at $5,000 will be
offered to an undergraduate student who:
(1) is enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in the second year of any degree program
offered by the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.
The selection committee will be the Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Committee of the Faculty of
Engineering.
Natalia and Albert Recksiedler Bursary
In honour of his grandparents, Dr. Michael J. Armstrong has established an endowment fund with gifts
totaling over $11,400 at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has
made a contribution to the fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide support to students in the Faculty
of Education and the College of Nursing. Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, the bursary will be
offered to students of the Faculty of Education in even-numbered years, and to students of the College of
Nursing in odd-numbered years. Each year, the available annual income from the fund will be used to
offer one bursary to an undergraduate student who:
(1) is enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in any year of study in either the Faculty of
Education (even-numbered years) or the College of Nursing (odd-numbered years) at the
University of Manitoba;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba application form.
The selection committee in Education will be named by the Dean (or designate) of the Faculty of
Education. The selection committee in Nursing will be the Student Awards Committee of the College of
Nursing.
The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if,
because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely
as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.
Peter and Geraldine Spencer Bursary
Dr. Peter Spencer, a retired professor of the University of Manitoba, and his wife, Geraldine Spencer,
have established an endowment fund with an initial gift of $16,000 in 2014. The purpose of the fund is to
support students in the fields of education, music, and theatre. Beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year,
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the available annual interest of the fund will be used to offer one or more bursaries to undergraduate
students who:
(1) are enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) at the University of Manitoba in a program
leading to either a (i) Bachelor of Education degree, (ii) Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education
(Integrated Program) degree, (iii) Bachelor of Music degree (iv) Bachelor of Jazz Studies, or (v)
Bachelor of Arts degree with a declared major in Theatre;
(2) has a record of satisfactory academic achievement which is defined as:
(a) for first-year university students, a minimum entering average of 70% on those courses
used for admission;
(b) for continuing students, a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.
The selection committee will be named by the Director of Financial Aid and Awards (or designate).
The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of bursaries offered
each year based on the available funds.
The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if,
because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely
as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.
Tom Liontas Memorial Bursary
In 1996 and 2001 respectively, Mr. Harris Liontas, B.Sc. (Hons)/78, M.Sc./85, established two funds at
the University of Manitoba that were used to offer the A. Liontas Research Fellowship and the Liontas
Scholarship, until the awards were withdrawn. In 2014, the two funds were merged to establish a new
endowment of over $61,000 to offer a memorial bursary in honour of the donor’s father, Mr. Tom
Liontas. The purpose of this fund is to provide bursary support to students in the Faculty of Science.
Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, the available annual interest from the fund will be used to
offer one bursary to an undergraduate student who:
(1) is enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in any year of study in the Faculty of Science;
(2) has a record of satisfactory academic achievement which is defined as:
(a) for first year students, the required minimum entrance average based on those courses
used for admission;
(b) for continuing students, a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.
In any year when there is no eligible applicant, the revenue from the fund will be re-capitalized as per the
donor’s wishes.
The selection committee for this award will be named by the Dean of the Faculty of Science (or
designate).
The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if,
because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely
as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.
University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities Graduate Fellowship
In 1992, a fund was established in the name of the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities
(UMIH) to support fellowships in the Institute. By 2014, the fund had grown to over $72,000 and the
UMIH Board of Management decided that the total value of the fund was sufficient to provide income for
a fellowship in support of graduate research in the humanities. Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic
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session, the available annual income will be used to offer one fellowship, valued at up to $3,000 to a
graduate student who:
(1) is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in any year of a Master’s or doctoral
program and is conducting research in the humanities;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the previous
60 credit hours of study.
Candidates will be required to submit an application to the Director at the University of Manitoba
Institute for the Humanities that will include:
(1) A cover letter (maximum 1,000 words) that describes: (a) status of the applicant’s research, (b)
potential significance that the applicant’s research will have for one or more disciplines in the
humanities, (c) the benefits the student hopes to gain by being associated with the Institute for the
Humanities, (d) the expected timeline for the completion of the degree;
(2) A statement describing the applicant’s research project that follows the University of Manitoba
Graduate Fellowship guidelines for word limit and references;
(3) Current academic transcript;
(4) Two letters of recommendation
In any year when there is no eligible applicant, the revenue from the fund will be re-capitalized.
The selection committee will be named by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) and
will include the Director of the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities (or designate).
The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if,
because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely
as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.
2. AMENDMENTS
Dackow Family Bursary
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Dackow Family Bursary:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The name of the award has been revised to the Dackow Family Scholarship.
The amount of the initial gift has been deleted from the terms of reference.
The award has been changed from a bursary to a scholarship.
The amount of the award has increased from $3,500 each year to $5,000 each year.
The financial need component of the award has been removed.
The award is open to students interested in studying in any faculty of school within the University
of Manitoba.
The award value is no longer increased if the student chooses to pursue a B.Comm. or B.Sc. with
a declared Major in Actuarial Mathematics.
The statement “Up to three students may hold the Dackow Family Scholarship in any year.” has
been added.
The Board of Governors statement has been added at the end of the terms of reference.
CropLife Canada – Manitoba Council Scholarship
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Croplife Canada – Manitoba
Council Scholarship:
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•
•
•
•
•
The credit hour range required in order to be eligible for the award has been outlined in criteria
(1).
Criteria (2) has been revised to statement “is enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in
the next ensuing academic session in any undergraduate degree program offered by the Faculty of
Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
In criterion (3), the word “degree” replaces “cumulative” with respect to the grade point average.
Within the award application, students must demonstrate an understanding of the role of CropLife
Canada in the agriculture industry.
The statement “The donor will contact the Financial Aid and Awards office by March 31 in any
year this award will not be offered.” has been added.
Thomas and Helen Smerchanski Nursing Scholarship and Bursary
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Thomas and Helen
Smerchanski Nursing Scholarship and Bursary:
•
•
•
•
•
There are two awards outlined in the term of reference. The terms of reference have been split up
into two separate documents for each award type; amendments have been made to both.
The name of the award has been revised to the Thomas and Helen Smerchanski Nursing Bursary.
A preamble has been added and states: “The Thomas and Helen Smerchanski Nursing Bursary
was established at The Winnipeg Foundation. Each year, The Winnipeg Foundation will report
the available earnings from the fund to Financial Aid and Awards at the University of Manitoba.
The available earnings from the fund will be used to offer an annual bursary to an undergraduate
student who:”
The numbered eligibility criteria have been revised, including the addition of three new criteria.
The eligibility criteria now read:
(1) is enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in the Bachelor of Nursing program in the
College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) has achieved a passing grade in all courses;
(4) has never failed a clinical course;
(5) has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application
form.
The selection committee has been revised and now reads “The selection committee shall be the
Student Awards Committee of the College of Nursing.”
Thomas and Helen Smerchanski Nursing Scholarship and Bursary
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Thomas and Helen
Smerchanski Nursing Scholarship and Bursary:
•
•
•
There are two awards outlined in the term of reference. The terms of reference have been split up
into two separate documents for each award type; amendments have been made to both.
The name of the award has been revised to the Thomas and Helen Smerchanski Nursing
Scholarship.
A preamble has been added and states: “The Thomas and Helen Smerchanski Nursing
Scholarship was established at The Winnipeg Foundation. Each year, The Winnipeg Foundation
will report the available earnings from the fund to Financial Aid and Awards at the University of
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•
•
Manitoba. The available earnings from the fund will be used to offer an annual scholarship to an
undergraduate student who:”
The numbered eligibility criteria have been revised, including the addition of two new criteria.
The eligibility criteria now read:
(1) is enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in either the third or fourth year of the
Bachelor of Nursing Program in the College of Nursing the University of Manitoba;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5;
(3) has achieved a passing grade in all courses;
(4) has never failed a clinical course;
(5) has demonstrated potential for becoming a successful, contributing member of the nursing
profession.
The selection committee has been revised and now reads “The selection committee shall be the
Student Awards Committee of the College of Nursing.”
Society of Management Accountants of Manitoba – Robert Syme Memorial Scholarship
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Society of Management
Accountants of Manitoba – Robert Syme Memorial Scholarship:
•
•
•
•
•
The name of the award has been revised to the Chartered Professional Accountants – Robert
Syme Memorial Scholarship.
The preamble has been significantly revised to reflect the changes of the profession and now
reads:
“Since 1965, Certified Management Accounts of Manitoba has offered a scholarship to students
of the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Manitoba. On April 1, 2014, CA,
CGA, and CMA Manitoba entered into a Joint Venture (JV) Agreement, a major milestone
towards establishing the Chartered Professional Account (CPA) designation in Manitoba. During
the transition, CMA Manitoba has decided to offer a final five scholarships and withdraw the
award once the fund has been depleted. In the 2014-2015 academic year, the remaining funds of
the trust will be used to offer scholarships of equal value to undergraduate students who:”
The award criteria has been significantly revised and now read:
(1) are enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in any year of study in the I.H. Asper
School of Business at the University of Manitoba;
(2) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
(3) were amongst the top five ranked students in the course Introductory Managerial Accounting
(ACC 1110) in the previous academic session.
A selection committee statement has been added and reads “The selection committee will be
named by the Dean of the I.H. Asper School of Business (or designate).
The Board of Governors statement has been added.
3. WITHDRAWALS
Bayer CropScience – InVigor Canola Scholarship
This award is being withdrawn from the University of Manitoba’s awards program at the request of the
donor.
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Board of Governors Submission
AGENDA ITEM:
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [dated August 18,
2014]
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:
THAT the Board of Governors approve one amended offer, as set out in Appendix A of the
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [dated August 18, 2014].
Action Requested:
Approval
Discussion/Advice
Information
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
At its meeting on August 18, 2014, the Senate Committee on Awards approved one amended
award offer that appears to be discriminatory according to the policy on the Non-Acceptance of
Discriminatory Awards, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on
Awards – Part B [dated August 18, 2014].
When selecting a recipient for the Arun Sud Memorial Scholarship, preference is given to
students who have a long-term mental health disability.
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:
The award is funded by a philanthropic gift from a donor to the University.
IMPLICATIONS:
The award demonstrates the University’s commitment to supporting students with mental health
disabilities.
CONSULTATION:
This award offer was approved by Senate at its meeting on October 1, 2014.
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Board of Governors Submission
Routing to the Board of Governors:
Reviewed
Recommended
By
Date
Senate Committee on Awards
August 18, 2014
Senate Executive
September 17, 2014
Senate
October 1, 2014
Submission prepared by:
Senate
Submission approved by:
University Secretary
Attachments
•
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [August 18, 2014]
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REPORT OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON AWARDS – PART B
Terms of reference for the Senate Committee on Awards include the following responsibility:
On behalf of Senate, to approve and inform Senate of all new offers and amended offers of
awards that meet the published guidelines presented to Senate on November 3, 1999, and as
thereafter amended by Senate. Where, in the opinion of the Committee, acceptance is
recommended for new offers and amended offers which do not meet the published guidelines
or which otherwise appear to be discriminatory under the policy on the Non-Acceptance of
Discriminatory Awards, such offers shall be submitted to Senate for approval. (Senate,
October 7, 2009)
Observation
At its meeting of August 18, 2014, the Senate Committee on Awards reviewed one amended offer that
appears to be discriminatory according to the policy on the Non-Acceptance of Discriminatory Awards, as
set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards - Part B (dated August 18,
2014).
Recommendation
The Senate Committee on Awards recommends that Senate and the Board of Governors approve one
amended offer, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards- Part B (dated
August 18, 2014). This award decision complies with the published guidelines of November 3, 1999, and
is reported to Senate for information.
Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Phil Hultin
Chair, Senate Committee on Awards
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Appendix A
August 18, 2014
1. AMENDMENTS
Arun Sud Memorial Scholarship
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Arun Sud Memorial
Scholarship:
•
•
The word “degree” replaces the word “cumulative” with respect to the grade point average.
The office name has been changed to reflect the current name: Student Accessibility Services
throughout the terms.
(Attachment I)
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Board of Governors Submission
AGENDA ITEM:
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part A [dated
September 2, 2014]
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:
THAT the Board of Governors approve one new offer and one amended offer, as set out in
Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part A [dated September
2, 2014].
Action Requested:
Approval
Discussion/Advice
Information
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
In an electronic poll conducted between August 26 and September 2, 2014, the Senate
Committee on Awards approved one new offer and one amended offer, as set out in Appendix A
of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part A [dated September 2, 2014].
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:
The awards will be funded from the sources identified in the Report.
IMPLICATIONS:
N/A
ALTERNATIVES:
N/A
CONSULTATION:
All of these award decisions meet the published guidelines for awards, as approved by Senate.
They were reported to Senate for information on October 1, 2014.
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Board of Governors Submission
Routing to the Board of Governors:
Reviewed
Recommended
By
Date
Senate Committee on Awards
September 2, 2014
Senate Executive
September 17, 2014
Senate
October 1, 2014
Submission prepared by:
Senate
Submission approved by:
University Secretary
Attachments
•
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part A [dated September 2, 2014]
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REPORT OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON AWARDS - PART A
Preamble
Terms of reference for the Senate Committee on Awards include the following responsibility:
On behalf of Senate, to approve and inform Senate of all new offers and amended offers of
awards that meet the published guidelines presented to Senate on November 3, 1999, and as
thereafter amended by Senate. Where, in the opinion of the Committee, acceptance is
recommended for new offers and amended offers which do not meet the published guidelines
or which otherwise appear to be discriminatory under the policy on the Non-Acceptance of
Discriminatory Awards, such offers shall be submitted to Senate for approval. (Senate,
October 7, 2009)
Observations
In an electronic poll conducted August 26 – September 2, 2014 the Senate Committee on Awards
approved one new offer and one amended offer, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate
Committee on Awards – Part A (dated August 26 – September 2, 2014).
Recommendations
On behalf of Senate, the Senate Committee on Awards recommends that the Board of Governors approve
one new offer and one amended offer, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on
Awards – Part A (dated September 2, 2014). These award decisions comply with the published guidelines
of November 3, 1999, and are reported to Senate for information.
Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Phil Hultin
Chair, Senate Committee on Awards
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Appendix A
September 2, 2014
1. NEW OFFERS
Lorraine Wilgosh Bursary
Lorraine Wilgosh (M.A/63) will offer $5,000 annually for a five year term beginning in 2014-2015 and
ending in 2018-2019, with the right to renew the commitment at the end of the term. The purpose of the
bursary is to provide support to undergraduate students pursuing their studies in the Faculty of Arts,
Science, or Education. Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, one or more bursaries totaling $5,000
will be offered to undergraduate students who:
(1) are enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in i) either the third or fourth year of study in
either the Faculty of Arts or Science or ii) in any year of study in the Faculty of Education;
(2) graduated from a high school in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or Alberta that is located outside of the
census metropolitan areas, as defined by Statistics Canada;
(3) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(4) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application
form.
The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of bursaries offered
every year.
The selection committee will be named by the Director of Financial Aid and Awards (or designate).
2. AMENDMENTS
Betty Stoddart Memorial Award in Nursing
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Betty Stoddart Memorial
Award in Nursing:
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The award name has been revised to the Betty Stoddart Memorial Bursary in Nursing.
The fund type has been included in the preamble.
The biographical section has been removed from the preamble.
The terms have been revised to reflect current language and standardized format.
The numbered eligibility criteria have been revised and now read:
(1) are enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in any year of the Four-Year
Baccalaureate Nursing Program in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba;
(2) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) have demonstrated caring and compassion through their university, volunteer, and extracurricular endeavours on the supplemental bursary application form;
(4) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application
form.
The second paragraph following the numbered criteria outlines that students must indicate how
they meet criterion (3) on the supplemental bursary application form.
The statement “The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and
value of bursaries offered each year.” has been added.
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The selection committee has been revised to the Student Awards Committee of the College of
Nursing.
The Board of Governors statement has been added.
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Board of Governors Submission
AGENDA ITEM:
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [dated September 2,
2014]
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:
THAT the Board of Governors approve one amended offer, as set out in Appendix A of the
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [dated September 2, 2014].
Action Requested:
Approval
Discussion/Advice
Information
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
In an electronic poll conducted between August 26 and September 2, 2014, the Senate
Committee on Awards approved one amended award offer that appears to be discriminatory
according to the policy on the Non-Acceptance of Discriminatory Awards, as set out in Appendix
A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [dated September 2, 2014].
The Louis Riel Bursaries at the University of Manitoba are offered to undergraduate Métis
students at the University.
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:
The award is funded by a philanthropic gift from a donor to the University.
IMPLICATIONS:
The awards will aid in the recruitment and retention of undergraduate Aboriginal students.
CONSULTATION:
This award offer was approved by Senate at its meeting on October 1, 2014.
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Board of Governors Submission
Routing to the Board of Governors:
Reviewed
Recommended
By
Date
Senate Committee on Awards
August 18, 2014
Senate Executive
September 17, 2014
Senate
October 1, 2014
Submission prepared by:
Senate
Submission approved by:
University Secretary
Attachments
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Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [September 2, 2014]
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REPORT OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON AWARDS – PART B
Terms of reference for the Senate Committee on Awards include the following responsibility:
On behalf of Senate, to approve and inform Senate of all new offers and amended offers of
awards that meet the published guidelines presented to Senate on November 3, 1999, and as
thereafter amended by Senate. Where, in the opinion of the Committee, acceptance is
recommended for new offers and amended offers which do not meet the published guidelines
or which otherwise appear to be discriminatory under the policy on the Non-Acceptance of
Discriminatory Awards, such offers shall be submitted to Senate for approval. (Senate,
October 7, 2009)
Observation
In an electronic poll conducted August 26 – September 2, 2014, the Senate Committee on Awards
reviewed one amended offer that appear to be discriminatory according to the policy on the NonAcceptance of Discriminatory Awards, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on
Awards - Part B (dated September 2, 2014).
Recommendation
The Senate Committee on Awards recommends that Senate and the Board of Governors approve one
amended offer, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards - Part B (dated
September 2, 2014). This award decision complies with the published guidelines of November 3, 1999,
and is reported to Senate for information.
Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Phil Hultin
Chair, Senate Committee on Awards
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SENATE COMMITTEE ON AWARDS
Appendix A
September 2, 2014
1. AMENDMENTS
Louis Riel Bursaries at the University of Manitoba
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Louis Riel Bursaries at the
University of Manitoba:
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The amount of the award value has been increased from “up to $2,500” to “up to $3,500” each
year.
The grade point average used to determine eligibility for undergraduate students has been revised
from degree to sessional.
The grade point average used to determine eligibility for graduate students has been included.
The first paragraph after the eligibility criteria outlines that students can apply for the bursaries in
both the fall/winter academic session and the summer session. The paragraph details where each
part of the application is to be submitted and the deadline dates.
The Board of Governors statement has been added.
(Attachment I)
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Board of Governors Submission
AGENDA ITEM:
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated September 23,
2014]
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:
THAT the Board of Governors approve four new offers and ten amended offers, as set out
in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated September 23,
2014].
Action Requested:
Approval
Discussion/Advice
Information
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
At its meeting on September 23, 2014, the Senate Committee on Awards approved four new
offers and ten amended offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee
on Awards [dated September 23, 2014].
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:
The awards will be funded from the sources identified in the Report.
IMPLICATIONS:
N/A
ALTERNATIVES:
N/A
CONSULTATION:
All of these award decisions meet the published guidelines for awards as approved by Senate and
were reported to Senate for information on November 5, 2014.
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Board of Governors Submission
Routing to the Board of Governors:
Reviewed
Recommended
By
Date
Senate Committee on Awards
September 23, 2014
Senate Executive
October 22, 2014
Senate
November 5, 2014
Submission prepared by:
Senate
Submission approved by:
University Secretary
Attachments
•
Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated September 23, 2014]
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REPORT OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON AWARDS
Preamble
Terms of reference for the Senate Committee on Awards include the following responsibility:
On behalf of Senate, to approve and inform Senate of all new offers and amended offers of
awards that meet the published guidelines presented to Senate on November 3, 1999, and as
thereafter amended by Senate. Where, in the opinion of the Committee, acceptance is
recommended for new offers and amended offers which do not meet the published guidelines
or which otherwise appear to be discriminatory under the policy on the Non-Acceptance of
Discriminatory Awards, such offers shall be submitted to Senate for approval. (Senate,
October 7, 2009)
Observations
At its meeting of September 23, 2014 the Senate Committee on Awards approved four new offers and ten
amended offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards (dated
September 23, 2014).
Recommendations
On behalf of Senate, the Senate Committee on Awards recommends that the Board of Governors approve
four new offers and ten amended offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee
on Awards (dated September 23, 2014). These award decisions comply with the published guidelines of
November 3, 1999, and are reported to Senate for information.
Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Phil Hultin
Chair, Senate Committee on Awards
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Appendix A
September 23, 2014
1. NEW OFFERS
Deepak and Ratna Bose Prize
Friends, family and colleagues have established a prize in the Department of Pharmacology and
Therapeutics in honour of Drs. Deepak and Ratna Bose for their commitment to excellence in teaching
and education at the University of Manitoba in undergraduate medicine, pharmacy and graduate
pharmacology programs. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and support the continuing professional
development of graduate students in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Each year, one
prize valued at $300 will be offered to a graduate student who:
(1) was enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in a Master’s or doctoral program
specializing in pharmacology in the College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba in the
year in which the prize is tenable;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.75 (or equivalent), based on the
previous 60 credit hours of study;
(3) has demonstrated critical thinking and self-directed learning during discussions on the discipline
of pharmacology as well as topics in biomedical research.
Eligible candidates will be evaluated based on the nomination letters submitted by faculty members to the
selection committee. A minimum of one letter of nomination will be required before a student will be
considered for this prize. Nomination letters must speak to how the candidate demonstrates the qualities
outlined in criterion (3) as well as the candidate’s commitment to enhancing the educational experience of
the other students.
Should the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics be dissolved or amalgamated with another
department or faculty, the prize must continue to be given to candidates pursuing graduate qualifications
in the scientific discipline of pharmacology. Pharmacology encompasses the interactions between drugs
and biological systems, and includes pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics.
The donor must notify the Financial Aid and Awards office no later than March 31 in any year this prize
is not to be offered.
The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Graduate Studies Committee of
the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics to name the selection committee for this award.
Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies Convocation Prize of Excellence
Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies is a locally owned company that has been supplying healthcare
professionals and their patients since 1946. As a proud partner in Canadian healthcare education and
research, Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies offers an annual prize of $500. The prize, in memory of the
founder of Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies, Sam Diamond, is for a student graduating from the
Master of Physical Therapy program in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences. Beginning in the 20142015 academic year, one convocation prize valued at $500 will be offered to a graduate student who:
(1) is a resident of Manitoba;
(2) has completed the degree requirements for the Master of Physical Therapy program in the
College of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Manitoba;
(3) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) in the previous 60
credit hours with no grade lower than a B (or equivalent);
(4) has demonstrated a strong and consistent history of community or sports involvement locally or
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within the broader community;
(5) has demonstrated leadership qualities through involvement in the community or in the College of
Rehabilitation Sciences;
(6) has demonstrated an interest in active living, health promotion and wellness.
To support criteria (4) through (6), applicants for this scholarship must submit the following:
(1) a completed Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies award application form;
(2) one letter of recommendation from a leader of an organization (related to the area of interest) with
which the applicant has volunteered within the two years prior to applying for this scholarship;
(3) a short essay (maximum 500 words, double spaced in 12 point font) describing why you think
active living, health promotion and wellness are important components of physiotherapy and how
you see your role as a physiotherapist in promoting these.
The donor will contact the Financial Aid and Awards office by March 31 in any year this award will not
be offered.
The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Chair of the College of
Rehabilitation Sciences Awards Committee (or designate) to name the selection committee for this award.
Dr. Ruth Grahame Bursary
Dr. Andrew Cooke has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift
of $20,000 in 2013. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund.
The bursary is in honour of his mother, Dr. Ruth Grahame, in recognition of her contributions to the
College of Rehabilitation Sciences and to the College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. The
purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to students in the Master of Occupational Therapy and
Master of Physical Therapy programs in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences. Beginning in the 20142015 academic year, the available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer two bursaries, each
valued at one half of the available annual income, to two graduate students, one in the Master of
Occupational Therapy (MOT) program and one in the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program, who:
(1) are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the first year of either the Master of
Occupational Therapy (MOT) or the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) programs offered by the
College of Medical Rehabilitation at the University of Manitoba;
(2) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
(3) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application
form.
The Chair of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences Awards Committee will name the selection
committee for this award.
The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if,
because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely
as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.
Nettie Peters Undergraduate Bursary in Nursing
Nettie Peters has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift of
$10,084 in 2013. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund.
Nettie Peters is a retired Associate Professor in the College of Nursing (1973-1998) who taught primarily
in the undergraduate programs. She was active in both the provincial and national nursing associations
concerned about elevating the standards of nursing education and practice. The purpose of the fund is to
support students in the College of Nursing. Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, the available
annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one bursary to an undergraduate student who:
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(1) is enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in the fourth year of study of the Bachelor of
Nursing Program in the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.
The selection committee for this bursary will be the Student Awards Committee of the College of
Nursing.
The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if,
because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely
as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.
2. AMENDMENTS
Canon International Envirothon Scholarship
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Canon International
Envirothon Scholarship:
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The name of the award has been revised to the Envirothon Scholarship.
The name change of the Canon International Envirothon to the North American Envirothon has
been referenced.
The numbered eligibility criteria have been revised and now read:
(1) have competed in any Envirothon (such as, but not limited to, the Canon International
Envirothon, the North American Envirothon, and the Manitoba Envirothon);
(2) are enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in any degree program offered by the
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources at the University of
Manitoba;
(3) have achieved:
a) for students entering the Faculty directly from high school, a minimum average of
85% on courses used for entrance scholarship purposes; or
b) for continuing students, a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5.
The application paragraph has been revised to indicate that students must submit high school
transcripts (for students entering the Faculty directly from high school) or an official university
transcript (for continuing undergraduate students) and a one page letter highlighting the influence
the Envirothon had on their selection of a University degree program.
The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number of awards each year
based on the available funds.
The selection committee has been changed to the Awards and Honours Committee.
Dr. J.D. Adamson Medal and Prize in Physical Therapy
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Dr. J.D. Adamson Medal
and Prize in Physical Therapy:
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•
The name of the award has been revised to the Dr. J.D. Adamson Medal and Convocation Prize
in Physical Therapy.
The award is now offered to a student graduating from the Master of Physical Therapy program
instead of the Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physical) Therapy degree program.
The following statement has been included: “The donor will notify the Financial Aid and Awards
office by March 31 in any year this award is not to be offered.”
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•
The selection committee statement has been revised to read: “The Dean of the Faculty of
Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Chair of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Awards Committee (or designate) to name the selection committee for this award.”
Foundation for Registered Nurses Manitoba Inc. Undergraduate Bursary
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Foundation for Registered
Nurses Manitoba Inc. Undergraduate Bursary:
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The fund type has been listed in the preamble.
The last sentence in the preamble has been revised to read: “Each year, the available annual
income from the fund and any additional contributions made by the Foundation for Registered
Nurses of Manitoba Inc. will be used to offer bursaries valued at a minimum $500 and a
maximum of $1,500 each to undergraduate students who:”
The name of the Four Year Baccalaureate Program has been revised to the Bachelor of Nursing
Program.
The name of the Faculty of Nursing has been revised to the College of Nursing.
The degree grade point average calculation will be used instead of the cumulative grade point
average.
The Director of the Financial Aid and Awards office will no longer name the selection
committee. The selection committee will be named by the Student Awards Committee of the
College of Nursing and will include two representatives of the FRNM Awards Committee.
The standard Board of Governors statement has been added to the end of the terms of reference.
Frank M. Fowler Memorial Scholarship
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Frank M. Fowler Memorial
Scholarship:
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A new preamble has been written and states:
“Through gifts to The Winnipeg Foundation, the family of Mr. Frank M. Fowler and the
Board of Directors of Nelson River Construction Inc. have established a fund at the
Foundation to support students of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Each year,
The Winnipeg Foundation will report the available annual earnings from the fund to Financial
Aid and Awards at the University of Manitoba. The available annual earnings from the fund
will be used to offer one scholarship to an undergraduate student who:”
All of the biographical information that makes up the preamble has been removed from the terms
and is included in a separate section to appear after the terms under the heading “Biographical
Information”. This section will only appear on the final draft of the terms shared with the
department and the donor and is not a part of the terms to be considered for approval.
The numbered eligibility criteria have been revised to now read:
(1) is enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the third year of studies in the
Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba;
(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.75.
Goldie Goldstein Prize in Nutrition
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Goldie Goldstein Prize in
Nutrition:
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The fund type has been included in the preamble
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•
All of the biographical information that makes up the first half of the preamble has been removed
from the terms and is included in a separate section to appear after the terms under the heading
“Biographical Information”. This section will only appear on the final draft of the terms shared
with the department and the donor and is not a part of the terms to be considered for approval.
The available annual interest, instead of a set value, will be used to offer one prize each year.
The course name and number have been changed to Nutrition and the Elderly (HNSC 4310).
The selection committee has been changed from the Student Standing and Awards Committee of
the Faculty of Human Ecology to the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Awards
Committee. The awards committee will solicit the input of the instructor for the selection of the
recipient.
The standard Board of Governors statement has been added to the end of the terms of reference.
Grace General Hospital Bursary
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Grace General Hospital
Bursary:
•
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The minimum course load percentage has been outlined in the numbered criteria.
The name of the Four Year Baccalaureate Program has been revised to the Bachelor of Nursing
Program.
The name of the Faculty of Nursing has been revised to the College of Nursing.
The degree grade point average calculation will be used instead of the cumulative grade point
average.
Helen Johnson Shelton Memorial Bursary
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Helen Johnson Shelton
Memorial Bursary:
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The preamble has been revised to read: “In memory of Helen Johnson Shelton, her family has
established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba. Each year, the available annual
income from the fund will be used to offer one or more bursaries to undergraduate students who:”
•
The numbered criteria have been revised to read:
(1) are enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in the Four-Year Baccalaureate Nursing
Program in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba;
(2) have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
(3) have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application
form.
•
The selection committee has been changed to the Student Awards Committee of the College of
Nursing.
The standard Board of Governors statement has been added to the end of the terms of reference.
•
Joel Nitikman and Liny Chan Entrance Award
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Joel Nitikman and Liny
Chan Entrance Award:
•
•
The name of the award has been revised to the Joel Nitikman and Liny Chan Bursary.
The award has been changed to a bursary and the selection criteria were revised to reflect the
award type:
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(1) is enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in the first year of the J.D. degree program
in the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba;
(2) has a minimum adjusted admission grade point average of 2.0;
(3) demonstrates financial need on a Financial Aid and Awards approved bursary application
form.
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The standard Board of Governors statement has been added to the end of the terms of reference.
Phyllis May-Rolfe Memorial Bursary
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Phyllis May-Rolfe Memorial
Bursary:
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The minimum course load percentage has been outlined in the numbered criteria.
The name of the Four-Year Baccalaureate Program has been revised to the Bachelor of Nursing
Program.
The name of the Faculty of Nursing has been revised to the College of Nursing.
The selection committee has been changed to the Student Awards Committee of the College of
Nursing.
The standard Board of Governors statement has been added to the end of the terms of reference.
Women’s Canadian Club of Winnipeg Centennial Educational Fund
The following amendments have been made to the terms of reference for the Women’s Canadian Club of
Winnipeg Centennial Educational Fund:
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The name of the award has been revised to the Women’s Canadian Club of Winnipeg Centennial
Educational Bursaries.
The preamble has been revised to read:
“On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, The Women’s Canadian Club of Winnipeg
(established November 29, 1907) has established an endowment fund at The Winnipeg
Foundation to offer bursaries for students in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment,
Earth, and Resources at the University of Manitoba. Each year The Winnipeg Foundation will
report the available earnings from the fund to Financial Aid and Awards at the University of
Manitoba. Each year, the available earnings from the fund will be used to offer one or more
bursaries to undergraduate students who:”
The criteria including the completion of courses pertaining to the study of Canada or Canadian
issues has been eliminated.
The application has been eliminated.
The minimum value of bursaries has been set to $500 each.
The Director of the Financial Aid and Awards office will no longer name the selection committee
for this award. The selection committee will be named by the Dean of the Clayton H. Riddell
Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources (or designate).
The standard Board of Governors statement has been added to the end of the terms of reference.
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Board of Governors Submission
AGENDA ITEM:
Proposal to Establish an Endowed Research Professorship in
Hematology
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:
THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of an endowed research
Professorship in Hematology [as recommended by Senate, November 5, 2014].
Action Requested:
Approval
Discussion/Advice
Information
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
The establishment of Professorships at the University is governed by the Policy on Chairs and
Professorships. The policy states that:
•
Chairs and Professorships are established to advance the University’s academic goals and
objectives. (Section 2.3.1)
• A Professorship normally must, at its establishment, be partially funded from sources outside
of the University's operating budget. The funding for a Professorship normally must be
sufficient to cover at least 20 percent of the salary and benefits of the incumbent and an
appropriate level of unrestricted research/scholarly support. (Section 2.3.2.2)
• For Chairs and Professorships, funds may be provided by way of an endowment or through a
schedule of annual expendable gifts for a defined period of not less than five years, or by an
appropriate combination of endowment and annual expendable gifts. (Section 2.3.3)
•
Individuals appointed to Chairs and Professorships normally shall have academic
qualifications commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Professor. (Section 2.3.6)
The College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences is proposing to establish an endowed
research Professorship in Hematology. The appointment would be held in a department within
the College of Medicine. Cross appointment to an appropriate basic science department may
also be considered. The full-time appointment would be at the level of Associate or Full Professor
and would include teaching responsibilities in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate
programs, as appropriate, as well as mentorship of research trainees. The appointment would be
for a period of five years, with an option for renewal for an additional term(s) subject to a
successful review of performance within the context of the College of Medicine’s research
strategy.
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:
Resources required to support a Professorship at the rank of Associate or Full Professor,
including salary support and/or research/scholarly support would be derived from the investment
revenue from an endowment fund established with an initial gift of $1 million from Bayer Inc., to
be contributed over a period of five years.
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IMPLICATIONS:
The purpose of the endowed research Professorship in Hematology would be to provide
leadership, scholarship, and mentorship in the areas of benign and malignant hematology and
immunology. Establishment of the Professorship would allow the College of Medicine to:
• promote basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiologic research in areas relevant to
hematology;
• retain a mid-career Hematologist with demonstrated expertise in related research;
• establish and sustain intramural and extramural collaborations, to promote research at the
University;
• enhance the University’s competitiveness in national and international peer-reviewed
competitions for funding for research relevant to hematology;
• provide mentorship and opportunities for trainees and new researchers who will pursue
careers focused on areas relevant to hematology;
• pursue research that will lead to improved health for individuals with hematologic disorders
and will ensure that high quality care is available for these individuals in Manitoba.
CONSULTATION:
In accordance with the University policy on Chairs and Professorships, this proposal has been
endorsed by the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost and by the Senate Committee on
University Research. The proposal was considered and endorsed by Senate on November 5,
2014.
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Board of Governors Submission
Routing to the Board of Governors:
Reviewed
Recommended
By
Date
Vice-President (Academic) &
Provost
September 24, 2014
Senate Committee on University
Research
October 6, 2014
Senate Executive
October 22, 2014
Senate
November 5, 2014
Submission prepared by:
Senate
Submission approved by:
University Secretary
Attachments
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Proposal for an Endowed Research Professorship in Hematology
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OFFICE OF THE
VICE-PRESIDENT (RESEARCH
AND INTERNATIONAL)
207 Administration Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Telephone: (204) 474-6915
Fax: (204) 474-7568
www.umanitoba.ca/research
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Mr. Jeff Leclerc, University Secretary
FROM:
Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International)
and Chair, Senate Committee on University Research
DATE:
October 6, 2014
SUBJECT:
Proposal to establish an Endowed Research Professorship in Hematology
The Vice-President (Academic) and Provost, and the Senate Committee on University Research
(SCUR), recommends the establishment of an Endowed Research Professorship in Hematology,
in accordance with the University’s policy on Chairs and Professorships.
Please include this report and recommendation on the next Senate agenda. Please feel free to
contact me should you require any further information.
Thank you.
DSJ/nis
Encl.
Cc: Dr. Brian Postl, Dean, College of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences
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Board of Governors Submission
AGENDA ITEM:
Revised Policy on Faculties, Schools, Departments, Divisions,
and Institutes
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:
THAT the Board of Governors approve revisions to the policy on Faculties, Schools,
Departments, Divisions, and Institutes, which is to be retitled “Faculties, Schools,
Professional Colleges, Departments, Divisions, and Institutes,” as recommended by
Senate, effective upon approval.
Action Requested:
Approval
Discussion/Advice
Information
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
The establishment of the Faculty of Health Sciences was approved by the Senate and the Board
of Governors in October, 2013. Page 19 of the Proposal to Establish a Faculty of Health
Sciences indicates:
The creation of a new Faculty of Health Sciences will require revision to several of the
University’s governing documents as well as the creation of new governing documents.
These revisions and changes will be developed as part of the implementation process by
the University Secretary in consultation with the units, Administration, Senate and the
Board, as appropriate.
The policy on Faculties, Schools, Departments, Divisions, and Institutes, has been revised
throughout to reflect the creation of the Faculty of Health Sciences, itself, as well as a new type of
academic unit at the University in terms of the Professional Colleges within that Faculty. It also
reflects previously approved changes in the Faculty of Human Ecology.
Included among the various changes is a revised title for the policy, which will be amended to:
“Faculties, Schools, Departments, Professional Colleges, Departments, Divisions and Institutes.”
Section 1.3 of the revised policy cross-references a new policy on Definitions of Academic Units
at the University of Manitoba, which was also recommended by Senate on November 5, 2014.
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:
N/A
CONNECTION TO THE UNIVERSITY PLANNING FRAMEWORK:
Revisions to the policy follow from the establishment of the Faculty of Health Sciences, which was
undertaken as part of the Academic Structure Initiative.
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IMPLICATIONS:
The proposed amendments to the policy will facilitate the implementation of the Faculty of Health
Sciences and are consistent with the contents of the proposal to establish the Faculty, as
approved by the Senate and the Board of Governors in October 2013.
ALTERNATIVES:
N/A
CONSULTATION:
The University Secretary has consulted with members of the university community, the Faculty of
Health Sciences, and the governance and bylaws sub-committee on the Faculty of Health
Sciences Implementation Steering Committee. The revised policy has been endorsed by the
Senate Committee on Rules and Procedures, by Senate Executive, and by Senate at its meeting
on November 5, 2014.
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Board of Governors Submission
Routing to the Board of Governors:
Reviewed
Recommended
By
Date
Senate Committee on Rules
and Procedures
October 6, 2014
Senate Executive
October 22, 2014
Senate
November 5, 2014
Submission prepared by:
Senate
Submission approved by:
University Secretary
Attachments
•
Policy on Faculties, Schools, Professional Colleges, Departments, Divisions and
Institutes
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FAHR
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Board of Governors Submission
AGENDA ITEM:
Academic Schedule for 2015-2016
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:
For information only.
Action Requested:
Approval
Discussion/Advice
Information
CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
The 2015-2016 Academic Schedule was prepared by the Registrar and reviewed by all faculties,
colleges, and schools. It was approved by Senate at its meeting on November 5, 2014.
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:
N/A
CONNECTION TO THE UNIVERSITY PLANNING FRAMEWORK:
N/A
IMPLICATIONS:
N/A
ALTERNATIVES:
N/A
CONSULTATION:
The 2015-2016 Academic Schedule was reviewed by all faculties, colleges, and schools.
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Board of Governors Submission
Routing to the Board of Governors:
Reviewed
Recommended
By
Senate Executive
October 22, 2014
Senate
November 5, 2014
Submission prepared by:
Senate
Submission approved by:
University Secretary
Attachments
•
Date
2015-2016 Academic Schedule
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MEMO
REGISTRAR’S OFFICE
Room 400 University Centre
PH:
474-9425
Date:
October 9, 2014
Memo To:
Senate
From:
Neil Marnoch, Registrar
Re:
Proposed Academic Schedule for 2015-2016
The attached proposed 2015-2016 Academic Schedule has been updated based on changes in
days and/or dates to conform to the 2015 and 2016 calendars, along with revised information
received from academic units. The proposed schedule has been reviewed by all Faculties,
Colleges and Schools. Please note the following:
1. Labour Day in 2015 is September 7; therefore New Student Orientation will take place on
Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9 (see Section 1.2.1). Classes in most
faculties and schools will begin on Thursday, September 10 and end on Wednesday,
December 9 (see Section 1.2.2).
2. There are two statutory holidays in the 2015 Fall Term: Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October
12 and Remembrance Day, Wednesday, November 11 (see Section 1.1.1).
3. There are 62 days available for instruction in Fall Term.
4. The 2015 December Examination Period will be from Friday, December 11 through
Wednesday, December 23 (see Section 1.2.6).
5. The university will re-open after the Christmas Break on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. The
Winter Term will commence on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (see Section 1.2.2).
6. There are two statutory holidays in the 2016 Winter Term: Louis Riel Day on Monday,
February 15 and Good Friday on March 25. (see Section 1.1.1).
7. Mid-Term Break in 2016 is February 15 - 19, which is the seventh week of Winter Term. This
coincides with the week that Louis Riel Day falls on (Feb. 15) . (see Section 1.2.5).
8. There are 62 days available for instruction in Winter Term.
9. The 2016 April Examination period will be from Monday, April 11 through Monday, April 25
(see Section 1.2.6).
10. As approved previously by Senate, the deadline for Voluntary Withdrawal is the 48th
teaching day of the term. In 2015-2016 these dates are Wednesday, November 18, 2015 for
Fall Term courses and Friday, March 18, 2016 for Winter Term and Fall/Winter Term
(spanned) courses (see Section 1.2.3).
Note: Faculties and schools offering courses with irregular schedules and withdrawal dates
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must ensure these are well publicized to students.
11. Convocation ceremonies (see Section 1.2.9) will be held as follows:

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Fall Convocation
Agriculture Diploma Convocation
Medicine Convocation
Spring Convocation
Universite de Saint-Boniface Convocation
October 21 & 22, 2015
May 6, 2016
May 12, 2016
May 31 – June 2, 2016
June 6, 2016
In addition to Convocation ceremonies, the Annual traditional Graduation Pow Wow
in honour of Aboriginal students will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016
12. Dates on the attached schedule presented as information include: Fee Payment deadlines
determined by Financial Services (see Section 1.2.4), deadlines to apply for graduation
(Section 1.2.9), and items listed under Section 1.14: Other University Special Events.
Encl.
Creating Opportunities for Student Success
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2015-2016 Academic Schedule
Admission Application Deadlines may be found on the web at umanitoba.ca/student/admissions. Additional
Important Date information for Faculty of Graduate Studies students is available at
umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/deadlines/index.html.
Section 1: Dates for Fall/Winter Session
1.1 Dates applicable to all U of M students
1.2 Dates applicable to most U of M students:
1.2.1 Orientation
1.2.2 Start and End Dates
1.2.3 Registration and Withdrawal Dates
1.2.4 Fee Deadlines
1.2.5 Mid-Term Break
1.2.6 Examination and Test Dates
1.2.7 Challenge for Credit, Supplemental Examinations and Other Tests
1.2.8 Final Grade Appeal Periods
1.2.9 Graduation and University Convocation
1.3 Dates applicable to Agriculture Diploma:
1.4 Dates applicable to Dental Hygiene:
1.5 Dates applicable to Dentistry:
1.6 Dates applicable to Law:
1.7 Dates applicable to Medicine:
1.8 Dates applicable to Nursing:
1.9 Dates applicable to Occupational Therapy:
1.10 Dates applicable to Pharmacy:
1.11 Dates applicable to Physical Therapy:
1.12 Dates applicable to Respiratory Therapy:
1.13 Dates applicable to Social Work:
Section 2: Dates for Summer Term
2.1 Distance and Online Education Dates
2.2 Summer Session 2015 Start and End Dates
2.3 Summer Session 2016 Class Start Dates
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Section 1: Dates for Fall/Winter Session
This section includes information for Fall and Winter Terms. Summer Term information, including information specific to Distance and Online Education
classes offered over Summer Term, is included in Section 3 of the Academic Schedule.
1.1 Dates applicable to all U of M students:
1.1.1 University Closure
When the University is closed no classes/examinations will be held.
Canada Day (Holiday Observed)
July 1, 2015
Civic Holiday
Aug. 3, 2015
Labour Day
Sept. 7, 2015
Thanksgiving Day
Oct. 12, 2015
Remembrance Day
Nov. 11, 2015
Winter Holiday
Dec. 24, 2015 to Jan. 4, 2016
Louis Riel Day
Feb. 15, 2016
Good Friday
Mar. 25, 2016
Victoria Day
May 23, 2016
1.2 Dates applicable to most U of M students:
Faculties, colleges, schools and/or programs may have other important dates and deadlines that are not included in the Academic
Schedule. Some additional or differing date information is included separately for the following faculties, schools and/or programs:
Agriculture Diploma, Dentistry (includes IDDP), Dental Hygiene, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical
Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, and Social Work. Students in these programs should also see their respective section of the Academic
Schedule.
1.2.1 Orientation
Additional or differing dates exist for the following faculties, colleges, schools and/or programs: Agriculture Diploma, IDDP, Medicine, Nursing,
Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, and Social Work. Students in these programs should also see their respective
section of the Academic Schedule.
Head Start
For prospective 2015-2016 students
June 6, 2015
For prospective 2016-2017 students
June 4, 2016
New Student Orientation
Fall Term, Bannatyne Campus
Aug. 26, 2015
International Student orientation
Sept. 2, 2015
Fall Term, Fort Garry Campus
Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2015
Winter Term, Fort Garry Campus
Jan. 5, 2016
Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences Year 1
Sept. 9, 2015
School of Art
Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2015
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Asper School of Business
Year 1 student welcome luncheon
Sept. 8, 2015
Year 1 CSA orientation and Barbeque
Sept. 9, 2015
Faculty of Education
Education Orientation
Aug. 26, 2015
Faculty of Engineering
Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2015
Faculty of Human Ecology – New student information session
Sept. 9, 2015
Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music
Sept. 8, 2015
1.2.2 Start and End Dates
Additional or differing dates exist for the following faculties, colleges, schools and/or programs: Agriculture Diploma, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Law,
Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, and Social Work. These students should also see their
respective section of the Academic Schedule.
Fall Term
Sept. 10 to Dec. 9, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 6 to Apr. 8, 2016
Winter/Summer Term Distance and Online Education classes
Jan. 6 to June 30, 2016
1.2.3 Registration and Withdrawal Dates
Additional or differing dates exist for the following faculties, colleges, schools and/or programs: Agriculture Diploma, Education, Law and other faculties
and/or schools offering irregularly scheduled courses. Agriculture Diploma program and Law students should also see their respective section of the
Academic Schedule. Education students are also referred to the Class Schedule. All others should also refer to either: the 100% Refund and Voluntary
Withdrawal deadline information posted on the Registrar’s Office website in June, or the Class Schedule.
Regular Registration Period
Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Ends Sept. 9, 2015
Winter Term classes
Ends Jan. 5, 2016
Winter/Summer Term Distance and Online Education courses
Ends Jan. 5, 2016
Late Registration/Registration Revision Period
A financial penalty may be assessed for late registrations. Students may use this period of time to make changes to their selected courses or class
schedule.
Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Sept. 10 to Sept. 23, 2015
Winter Term classes
Jan. 6 to Jan. 19, 2016
Winter Term classes and Winter/Summer Term Distance
and Online Education courses
Jan. 6 to Jan. 19, 2016
Last Date to Register/Registration Revision Deadline
Last date to drop and have class excluded from transcripts; VWs will be recorded on transcripts for classes dropped after this date.
Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Sept. 23, 2015
Winter Term classes
Jan. 19, 2016
Winter Term classes and Winter/Summer Term Distance
and Online Education courses
Jan. 19, 2016
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Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline
Last date to withdraw and not receive a final grade; students cannot withdraw from courses dropped after this date.
Fall Term classes
Nov. 18, 2015
Winter Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Mar. 18, 2016
Winter/Summer Term Distance and Online Education courses
June 6, 2016
1.2.4 Fee Deadlines
Fee Payment Deadline (including first instalment payment)
A financial penalty will be assessed on accounts with an outstanding balance after this date. Additional or differing dates exist for Agriculture Diploma
and Law students. Students in these programs should also see their respective section of the Academic Schedule.
Fall Term
Sept. 16, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 13, 2016
Registration Revision Deadline
Last date to withdraw and have some fees removed from fee assessment. Additional or differing dates exist for Agriculture Diploma program students.
Students in these programs should also see their respective section of the Academic Schedule.
Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Sept. 23, 2015
Winter Term classes and Winter/Summer Term Distance
and Online Education courses
Jan. 19, 2016
1.2.5 Mid-Term Break
Feb. 15 to Feb. 19, 2016
Academic and administrative offices will be open during this period, but there will be no classes/examinations held for students. Additional or differing
dates exist for the following faculties, colleges, schools and/or programs: Dentistry, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy. Students in these
programs should also see their respective section of the Academic Schedule.
1.2.6 Examination and Test Dates
Students are reminded that they must remain available until all examination and test obligations have been fulfilled. Additional or differing dates
exist for the following faculties, colleges, schools and/or programs: Agriculture Diploma, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, and Pharmacy.
Students in these programs should also see their respective section of the Academic Schedule.
Fall Term (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)
Dec. 11 to Dec. 23, 2015
Winter Term (includes final exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)
Apr. 11 to Apr. 25, 2016
Off-Campus Exam Application Deadline for Distance and Online Education Students:
Fall Term (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term courses)
Oct. 1, 2015
Winter Term (includes final exams for Fall/Winter Term courses)
Feb. 1, 2016
1.2.7 Challenge for Credit, Supplemental Examinations and Other Tests
This information is only for those faculties and schools that extend supplemental examination privileges. Additional or differing dates exist for
Agriculture Diploma students; these students should also see their respective section of the Academic Schedule.
Supplemental Examination application deadline:
For autumn supplemental examinations
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Challenge for Credit application deadline:
For classes offered Fall Term 2015:
Sept. 23, 2015
For classes offered Winter Term 2016:
Jan. 19, 2016
For June 2016 series:
Apr. 22, 2016
Language Reading Tests for Graduate Students
Aug. 29, 2015; Mar. 26, 2016
1.2.8 Final Grade Appeal Periods
For final grades received for Fall Term 2015 classes
Jan. 6 to Jan. 26, 2016
For final grades received for Winter Term 2016 and Fall 2015/Winter 2016 classes
May 24 to June 13, 2016
1.2.9 Graduation and University Convocation
Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates will be awarded at Convocation. Graduation date may differ from Convocation Ceremony date. Additional or
differing dates exist for the following faculties, colleges, schools and/or programs: Agriculture Diploma, and Medicine. Students in these programs should
also see their respective section of the Academic Schedule.
For students graduating Fall 2015:
Deadline to apply online to graduate for most Undergraduate students
July 30, 2015
Faculty of Graduate Studies Submission Deadline*
Aug. 27, 2015
Convocation Ceremony (Fort Garry Campus)
Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2015
For students graduating February 2016:
Deadline to apply online to graduate for most Undergraduate students
Sept. 23, 2015
Faculty of Graduate Studies Submission Deadline*
Jan. 5, 2016
Graduation date for students graduating in February
Feb. 3, 2016
Convocation Ceremony – Agriculture Diploma
May 6, 2016
Convocation Ceremony - Medicine
May 12, 2016
Convocation Ceremony (Fort Garry Campus)
May 31 to June 2, 2016
For students graduating Spring 2016:
Deadline to apply online to graduate for most Undergraduate students
Jan. 19, 2016
Faculty of Graduate Studies Submission Deadline*
Mar. 31, 2016
Convocation Ceremony – Agriculture Diploma
May 6, 2016
Convocation Ceremony - Medicine
May 12, 2016
Convocation Ceremony (Fort Garry Campus)
May 31 to June 2, 2016
Université de Saint-Boniface Convocation Ceremony
June 6, 2016
Faculty of Graduate Studies Submission Deadline for
students graduating Fall 2016:*
Aug. 25, 2016
Annual traditional Graduation PowWow in honour of Aboriginal students
May 7, 2016
*For reports on theses/practica (and the corrected copies of the theses/practica), comprehensive examinations and M.Eng. projects to
be submitted to Faculty of Graduate Studies by students expecting to graduate.
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1.3 Dates applicable to Agriculture Diploma:
1.3.1 Orientation
Sept. 16, 2015
1.3.2 Start and End Dates
Fall Term
Sept. 21 to Dec. 8, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 6 to Mar. 31, 2016
1.3.3 Registration and Withdrawal Dates
Regular Registration Period
Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Ends Sept. 18, 2015
Winter Term classes
Ends Jan. 5, 2016
Late Registration/Registration Revision Period
A financial penalty may be assessed on late registrations. Students may use this period of time to make changes to their selected courses or class
schedule.
Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Sept. 21 to Sept. 30, 2015
Winter Term classes
Jan. 6 to Jan. 19, 2016
Last Date to Register/Registration Revision Deadline
Last date to drop and have class excluded from transcripts; VWs will be recorded on transcripts for classes dropped after this date.
Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Sept. 30, 2015
Winter Term classes
Jan. 19, 2016
Voluntary (VW) Withdrawal deadline
Last date to withdraw and not receive a final grade; students cannot withdraw from classes after this date.
Fall Term classes
Nov. 17, 2015
Winter Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Mar. 8, 2016
1.3.4 Fee Deadlines
Fee Payment Deadline (including first instalment payment)
A financial penalty will be assessed on accounts with an outstanding balance after this date.
Fall Term
Sept. 21, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 13, 2016
Registration Revision Deadline
Last date to withdraw and have fees removed from fee assessment; a credit will be granted for applicable fees that have already been paid.
Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Sept. 30, 2015
Winter Term classes
Jan. 19, 2016
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1.3.5 Examination and Test Dates
Fall Term (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)
Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, 2015
Winter Term (includes final exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)
April 1 to Apr. 8, 2016
1.3.6 Challenge for Credit and Supplemental Examinations and Tests
Supplemental Examination application deadline:
Fall Term 2015
Jan. 5, 2016
Winter Term 2016 (for graduating students)
Apr. 18, 2016
Winter Term 2016 (for non-graduating students)
May 24, 2016
Supplemental Examination dates:
Fall Term 2015
Jan. 7, 2016
Winter Term 2016 (for graduating students)
Apr. 20, 2016
Winter Term 2016 (for non-graduating students)
June 1, 2016
Challenge for Credit application deadline:
For classes offered Fall Term 2015:
Sept. 16, 2015
For classes offered Winter Term 2016:
Jan. 19, 2016
For June 2016 series:
Apr. 22, 2016
1.3.7 School of Agriculture Convocation
May 6, 2016
1.4 Dates applicable to Dental Hygiene:
1.4.1 Start and End Dates
Year 2
Fall Term
Aug. 17 to Nov. 27, 2015
Winter Term Classes
Jan. 5 to Apr. 1, 2016
Winter Term Clinic
Jan. 5 to Apr. 1, 2016
Fall Term Classes
Aug. 10 to Nov. 27, 2015
Fall Term Clinics
TBA to Dec. 4, 2015
Winter Term Classes
Jan. 5 to Apr. 1, 2016
Winter Term Clinics
Jan. 5 to Apr. 15, 2016
Year 3
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1.4.2. Examination and Test Dates
Year 2
Fall Term (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)
Nov. 30 to 11, 2015
Winter Term
Apr. 4 to Apr. 8, 2016
Fall Term (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)
Dec. 7 to Dec. 11, 2015
Winter Term
Apr. 4 to Apr. 8, 2016
Year 3
1.5 Dates applicable to Dentistry:
1.5.1 International Dentist Degree Program (IDDP)
Year 1 Orientation
May-June 2015
On-Site Assessment
TBA
1.5.2 Start and End Dates
Years 1 and 2
Fall Term Classes
Aug. 10 to Nov. 27, 2015
Winter Term Classes
Jan. 5 to April 29, 2016
Fall Term Classes
Aug. 4 to Nov. 27, 2015
Fall Term Clinic
TBA to Dec. 4, 2015
Winter Term Classes
Jan. 5 to April 29, 2016
Winter Term Clinics
Jan. 5 to April 29, 2016
Fall Term Classes
Aug. 4 to Dec. 4, 2015
Fall Term Clinic
TBA to Dec. 4, 2015
Winter Term (most classes)
Jan. 5 to Jan. 9, 2016
Winter Term Clinics
Jan. 5 to Apr. 22, 2016
Year 3
Year 4
1.5.3 Mid-Term Break
Feb. 29 to Mar. 4, 2016
The academic and administrative offices will be open during this period, but there will be no classes/examinations held for students.
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1.5.4 Examination and Test Dates
Years 1, 2 and 3
Fall Term (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)
Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, 2015
Winter Term
May 2 to May 13, 2016
Fall Term (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)
Dec. 7 to Dec. 11, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 11 to Jan. 15, 2016
Year 4
1.6 Dates applicable to Law:
1.6.1 Start and End Dates
Fall Term
Sept. 8 to Dec. 7, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 5 to Apr. 8, 2016
1.6.2 Registration and Withdrawal Dates
Regular Registration Period
Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Ends Sept. 9, 2015
Winter Term classes
Ends Jan. 5, 2016
Late Registration/Registration Revision Period
A financial penalty may be assessed for late registrations. Students may use this period of time to make changes to their selected courses or class
schedule.
Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Sept. 10 to Sept. 21, 2015
Winter Term classes
Jan. 6 to Jan. 15, 2016
Last Date to Register/Registration Revision Deadline
Last date to drop and have class excluded from transcripts; VWs will be recorded on transcripts for classes dropped after this date.
Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Sept. 21, 2015
Winter Term classes
Jan. 15, 2016
Voluntary Withdrawal deadline
Last date to withdraw and not receive a final grade; students cannot withdraw from classes after this date.
Fall Term classes
Nov. 18, 2015
Winter Term and Fall/Winter Term classes
Mar. 18, 2016
1.6.3 Examination and Test Dates
Fall Term (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)
Dec. 10 to Dec. 23, 2015
Winter Term
Apr. 11 to Apr. 25, 2016
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1.7 Dates applicable to Medicine:
1.7.1 Orientation
Medicine Inaugural Exercises
Aug. 19, 2015
1.7.2 Start and End Dates
Year 1
Fall Term
Aug. 18 to Dec. 18, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 5 to May 27, 2016
Fall Term
Aug. 24 to Dec. 18, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 5 to May 27, 2016
Fall Term
Aug. 24 to Dec. 18, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 5 to Aug. 19, 2016
Fall Term
Aug. 24 to Dec. 18, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 5 to May 12, 2016
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
1.7.3 Mid-Term Break (Year 1 and Year 2)
Mar. 14 to 18, 2016
The academic and administrative offices will be open during this period, but there will be no classes/examinations held for students.
1.7.4 College of Medicine Convocation Ceremony
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1.8 Dates applicable to Nursing:
1.8.1 New Student Submission Deadline
Non Academic requirements due for all newly admitted Nursing students with fall
admissions
Non Academic requirements due for all newly admitted Nursing students with winter
admissions
July 15, 2015
Nov. 10, 2015
1.8.2 Orientation
All New Students
Aug. 25, 26, 2015
Year 2 Clinical Orientation
TBA
Year 3 Orientation
Sept. 16, 2015
Year 4 clinical and senior practicum orientation (January start)
Sept. 10, 2015
1.8.3 Start and End Dates
Nursing labs in:
NURS 3280 (Skills Year 3)
Begin week of Sept. 14, 2015
Year 3 Clinical Rotation
Tuesday/Wednesday
Starts Sept. 29, 2015
Thursday/Friday
Starts Oct. 1, 2015
Year 4 NURS 4270 Clinical Rotation
Starts Sept. 15, 2015
Year 4 NURS 4430 Clinical Rotation
Tuesday/Wednesday
Starts Sept. 22, 2015
Thursday/Friday
Starts Sept. 24, 2015
Year 4 NURS 4290 Senior Practicum
Starts Sept. 14, 2015
1.8.4 Registration Dates
Last date to register for Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 Nursing Clinical Courses
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1.9 Dates applicable to Occupational Therapy:
1.9.1 Year 1 Orientation
Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2015
1.9.2 Start and End Dates
Year 1
Fall Term Classes
Aug. 24 to Nov. 13, 2015
Fall Term Basic Fieldwork
Nov. 16 to Dec. 11, 2015
Winter Term Classes
Jan. 5 to Apr. 29, 2016
Winter Term Intermediate Fieldwork 1
May 2 to June 24, 2016
Fall Term
Aug. 24 to Dec 11, 2015
Winter Term Intermediate Fieldwork 2
Jan. 4 to Feb. 26, 2016*
Winter Term Classes
Mar. 7 to June 24, 2016
Year 2
1.9.3 Mid-Term Break
Feb. 29 to Mar. 4, 2016*
*Note : Some students may need to complete fieldwork during mid-term break depending on availability of fieldwork sites.
The academic and administrative offices will be open during this period, but there will be no classes/examinations held for students.
1.10 Dates applicable to Pharmacy:
1.10.1 Year 1 Orientation
Sept. 9, 2015
1.10.2 Start and End Dates
Year 2 SPEP 2
May 2 to May 13, 2016
Year 3
Winter Term Classes
Jan. 5 to Mar. 24, 2016
SPEP 3
Apr. 4 to Apr. 29, 2016
Fall Term Classes
Sept. 8 to Nov. 2, 2015
SPEP 4 – Block 1
Nov. 9 to Dec. 18, 2015
Electives – Block 1
Nov. 9 to Dec. 23, 2015
SPEP 4 – Block 2
Jan. 4 to Feb. 12, 2016
Electives – Block 2
Jan. 4 to Feb. 19, 2016
SPEP 4 – Block 3
Feb. 22 to Apr. 1, 2016
Electives – Block 3
Feb. 22 to Apr. 8, 2016
Year 4
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1.10.3 Examination and Test Dates
Year 4
Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2015
Year 3
Mar. 28 to Apr. 1, 2016
1.11 Dates applicable to Physical Therapy:
1.11.1 Year 1 Orientation
Aug. 17, 2015
1.11.2 Start and End Dates
Year 1
Fall Term
Aug. 17 to Dec. 18, 2015
Winter Term Classes
Jan. 5 to Mar. 24, 2016
Winter Term (PT 6291)
6 week placement between
Apr. 4 to June 24, 2016
Fall Term
Aug. 17 to Dec. 18, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 5 to Mar. 24, 2016
Year 2
1.11.3 Mid-Term Break (Years 1 and 2)
Mar. 28 to Apr. 1, 2016
The academic and administrative offices will be open during this period, but there will be no classes/examinations held for students.
1.12 Dates applicable to Respiratory Therapy:
1.12.1 Year 1 Orientation
Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 2015
1.12.2 Start and End Dates
Year 1
Fall Term
Sept. 8 to Dec. 18, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 6 to May 27, 2016
Fall Term
Sept. 8 to Dec. 18, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 6 to June 24, 2016
Year 2
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Year 3
Fall Term
Aug. 17 to Dec. 18, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 5 to June 3, 2016
1.13 Dates applicable to Social Work:
1.13.1 Orientation
Year 1
Sept. 9, 2015
Year 2 and 3 Field Orientation
Sept. 8 and Sept. 9, 2015
1.13.2 Start and End Dates
Years 2 and 3 Field Instruction
Fall Term
Sept. 8 to Dec. 11, 2015
Winter Term
Jan. 6 to Apr. 11, 2016
1.14 Other University Special Events
2015 School Counsellors Admissions Seminar
Sept. 2015 (date TBA)
Evening of Excellence
Oct. 2015 (date TBA)
Memorial events for 14 women murdered at l’École Polytechnique in 1989
Dec. 6, 2015
Information Days for High School Students
Feb. 17 to 18, 2016
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Section 2: Dates for Summer Term
2.1 Distance and Online Education Dates
This section includes information for Winter/Summer Term 2016 and in Summer Term 2016 Distance and Online Education Courses.
2.1.1 Start and End Dates
Winter Term/Summer Term courses
Jan. 6 to June 30, 2016
Summer Term
May 2 to July 29, 2016
2.1.2 Registration and Withdrawal Dates
Regular Registration Period
Winter/Summer Term courses
Ends Jan. 5, 2016
Summer Term courses
Ends May 1, 2016
Late Registration/Registration Revision Period
A financial penalty may be assessed on late registrations.
Winter Term and Winter/Summer Term courses
Jan. 6 to Jan. 19, 2016
Summer Term courses
May 2 to May 13, 2016
Last Date to Register/Registration Revision Deadline
Last date to drop and have class excluded from transcripts; VWs will be recorded on transcripts for courses dropped after this date.
Winter Term and Winter/Summer Term courses
Jan. 19, 2016
Summer Term courses
May 13, 2016
Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline
Last date to withdraw and not receive a final grade; students cannot withdraw from courses after this date.
Winter/Summer Term courses
June 6, 2016
Summer Term courses
July 8, 2016
2.1.3 Examination Dates
Winter/Summer Term courses
July 4 to July 7, 2016
Summer Term courses
Aug. 2 to Aug. 5 & Aug. 8, 2016
Off-Campus Exam Application Deadline for Distance and Online Education Students
Winter/Summer Term courses
Apr. 29, 2016
Summer Term courses
June 1, 2016
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2.2 Summer Session 2015 Start and End Dates
For more detailed information, please consult the Summer Session Calendar available from the Summer Session Office, 166 Extended Education Complex,
or online at umanitoba.ca/summer.
2.2.1 Dates for May Day, June Day and May-June Day classes
May 4 to June 23, 2015
Classes
Examinations
May Day
May 29 to May 30, 2015
June Day and May-June Day
June 25 to June 26, 2015
2.2.2 Dates for May-June Evening, June-August Evening and May-August Evening classes
Classes
May 4 to Aug. 6, 2015
Examinations
May-June Evening
June 19 to June 20, 2015
June-August Evening and May-August Evening
Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2015
2.2.3 Dates for July Day, August Day and July-August Day classes
Classes
July 2 to Aug. 20, 2015
Examinations
July Day
July 27, 2015
August Day and July-August Day
Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2015
2.2.4 Other Start and End Dates
Medicine, B.S.c
May 25 to Aug. 21, 2015
Nursing Summer Term
Apr. 20 to July 22, 2015
Occupational Therapy
Year 1 Intermediate Fieldwork 1 (rescheduled to Winter 2015 term)
May 4 to June 26, 2015
Flexible start and end between
Year 2 Advanced Fieldwork
June 29 to Sept. 11, 2015
Physical Therapy Year 1
(PT 6291) rescheduled to Winter 2015 term ………………………………………………………… 6 week placement between
Apr. 7 to June 26, 2015
(PT 6292) ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6 week placement between
May 19 to Sept. 25, 2015
(PT 6310) class……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Mar. 30 to Aug. 14, 2015
2 x 6 week placements between
Year 2 (PT 7292 and PT 7390)
Apr. 7 to Sept. 11, 2015
Respiratory Therapy Year 2 (rescheduled to Winter 2015 term)
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2.3 Summer Session 2016 Class Start Dates
Other dates not yet available. More dates will be made available in the 2016-2017 Academic Schedule.
Summer Session Start Date
May 2, 2016
Medicine, B.Sc.
May 23 to Aug.19, 2016
Nursing Summer Term
Apr. 18 to July 22, 2016
Occupational Therapy Year 2
Advanced Fieldwork
Flexible start and end between
June 27 to Sept. 9, 2016
Physical Therapy Year 1
(PT 6292) ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
(PT 6310) class …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
6 week placement between
May 16 to Sept. 23, 2016
Mar. 28 to Aug. 12, 2016
2 x 6 week placements between
Year 2 (PT 7292 and PT 7390)
Apr. 4 to Sept. 9, 2016
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