Senate Motions for April 4, 2012
The following motions were approved by the Senate at its meeting on April 4, 2012. 


THAT the minutes of the Senate meeting held on March 7, 2012 be approved as circulated.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Academic Dress [dated March 15, 2012] regarding the follow programs:

  • Diploma in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Fine Arts
  • Diploma in Dental Hygiene
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education
  • Aboriginal Community Wellness Diploma
  • Aboriginal Child and Family Services Diploma
  • Aboriginal Environmental Stewardship Diploma

THAT Senate approve and recommend that the Board of Governors approve the proposal from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences regarding the introduction of the Internationally Educated Agrologists Program.

THAT Senate approve and recommend that the Board of Governors approve the Report of the Senate Committee on University Research RE: Establishment of Research Centres and Institutes: regarding the establishment of the Centre for Human Rights Research, for a period of five years beginning April 1, 2012.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on University Research RE: Periodic Review of Research Centres and Institutes, regarding the renewal of the Centre for Earth Observation Science, for a period of five years beginning April 1, 2012.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Rules and Procedures regarding Revisions to the Faculty of Medicine Bylaw.

THAT Senate approve a proposal from the Faculty of Dentistry to establish the following documents, effective September 1, 2012:

  • Faculty of Dentistry/School of Dental Hygiene Professional Unsuitability By-Law;
  • Faculty of Dentistry/School of Dental Hygiene Essential Student Abilities By-law;
  • Essential Skills and Abilities for Admission, Promotion and Graduation in the D.M.D. Program;
  • Essential Skills and Abilities for Admission, Promotion and Graduation in the Dental Hygiene Diploma Program;
  • Accommodation for Undergraduate Dental Students with Disabilities; and
  • Accommodation for Undergraduate Dental Hygiene Students with Disabilities.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the ad hoc Committee of Senate Executive to Examine Accommodations of Students with Disabilities and Governance Procedures Related to Academic Requirements in principle; and
THAT Senate refer the Report back to the Senate Executive to oversee the development of a detailed plan to implement the recommendations contained within the Report; and
THAT the Senate Executive report to Senate on the implementation of the recommendations.