Board of Governors Motions for May 24, 2016

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the May 24, 2016 meeting:


Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors approve one new offer, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [dated December 7, 2015] (Addendum).

THAT the Board of Governors approve four new offers, eight amended offers, and the withdrawal of three offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part A [dated January 12, 2016].

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 January 12, 2016].

THAT the Board of Governors approve six new offers, fourteen amended offers, and the withdrawal of nine offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part A [dated February 23, 2016].

THAT the Board of Governors approve four new offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [dated February 23, 2016].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of an endowed Professorship in Business Ethics [as recommended by Senate, April 6, 2016].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of an endowed Professorship in Traumatology [as recommended by Senate, April 6, 2016].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the Report of the Senate Committee on University Research concerning a recommendation that terms of reference for all previously approved research Chairs and Professorships be amended such that the Chairs or Professorships could be filled with individuals holding an appointment of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.

THAT the Board of Governors approve that a $1.66 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the Department of Architecture for a three year term commencing in the fall of 2016 as outlined in the letter from Jonathan Beddoes, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, dated March 1, 2016.

THAT the Board of Governors approve that a $3.33 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the Department of City Planning for a three year term commencing in the fall of 2016 as outlined in the letter from Jonathan Beddoes, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, dated January 28, 2016.

THAT the Board of Governors approve that a $2.50 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the Department of Environmental Design for a three year term commencing in the fall of 2016 as outlined in the letter from Jonathan Beddoes, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, dated March 1, 2016.

THAT the Board of Governors approve that a $1.66 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the Department of Interior Design for a two year term commencing in the fall of 2016 as outlined in the letter from Jonathan Beddoes, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, dated December 4, 2015.

THAT the Board of Governors approve that a $2.66 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the Department of Landscape Architecture for a three year term commencing in the fall of 2016 as outlined in the letter from Jonathan Beddoes, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, dated January 25, 2016.

THAT the Board of Governors approve that a $2.66 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources for a three year term commencing in the fall of 2016 as outlined in the letter from Norm Halden, Dean, Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, dated February 10, 2016.

THAT the Board of Governors approve that a $2.00 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the Faculty of Music for a one year term commencing in the fall of 2016 as outlined in the letter from Edmund Dawe, Dean, Faculty of Music, dated December 10, 2015.

THAT the Board of Governors approve that a $2.66 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the School of Art for a two year term commencing in the fall of 2016 as outlined in the letter from Paul Hess, Director, School of Art, dated December 10, 2015.

THAT the Board of Governors approve that beginning in 2016/2017 academic year:

  • The fees collected by UMSU of behalf of W.U.S.C. (World University Services of Canada) be increased to $3.75, in order to reflect their successful referenda during the March 2016 UMSU General Election and Referendum.
  • Apply this increase as of Fall 2016 semester fee levies.
  • Annually thereafter, index the fee to inflation following the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Province of Manitoba as reported by Statistics Canada for the 12 month period ending on September 30, as is presently practiced.

THAT the Board of Governors approve:

  • a tuition fee increase of 1.2% effective Regular Session 2016;
  • a balanced fiscal operating budget based on $637,615,561 of total revenue, $68,806,575 of fund transfers, and expenditures of $568,808,986; and
  • financial plans for Restricted and Endowment Funds for the year ending March 31, 2017 as set out in Attachment 4.

THAT the Board of Governors approve that beginning in 2016/2017 academic year the fees collected by UMSU of behalf of UMFM 101.5 be increased to $3.61 per term.  Apply this increase as of Fall 2016 semester fee levies.  Annually thereafter, index the fee to inflation following the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Province of Manitoba as reported by Statistics Canada for the 12 month period ending on September 30, as is presently practiced.

THAT the Board of Governors approve the Policy on Emeritus Appointments for Senior Administrators.

THAT the Board of Governors approve the revised Distinguished Professor/Distinguished Professor Emeritus/Emerita Policy which increases the maximum number of individuals who can hold the title Distinguished Professor from 20 to 25 at any one time.


The Board received the following for information:

The President’s Report

Implementation of Master of Social Work in Indigenous Knowledges