Senate Motions for June 25, 2014

The following motions were approved by the Senate at its meeting on June 25, 2014:


THAT Senate approve:

  • the Correction to the Report of the Senate Committee on Curriculum and Course Changes [dated March 27, 2014];
  • the Report of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies on Course and Curriculum Changes concerning the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics and the Asper School of Business; and
  • the Report of the Senate Committee on Approved Teaching Centres [dated May 29, 2014].

THAT the minutes of the Senate meeting held on May 14, 2014 be approved as circulated.

THAT the following nominations to the Senate Committee on Nominations be approved:

  • Professor Robert Biscontri (new appointment, Senator), representing Management and Extended Education, for a three-year term ending on May 31, 2017; and
  • Mr. Hooman Derakhshani, representing graduate students, and Mr. Astitwa Thapa, representing undergraduate students, for one-year terms ending May 31, 2015.

THAT Senate approve and recommend that the Board of Governors approve the merger of the Department of Family Social Sciences and the Department of Community Health Sciences.

THAT Senate approve and recommend that the Board of Governors approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards – Part B [May 20, 2014].

THAT Senate approve and recommend that the Board of Governors approve a proposal from the Faculty of Graduate Studies for a Master of Social Work in Indigenous Knowledges.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Admissions concerning requirements for an Adult Abuse Registry Check and Respiratory Mask-Fit Testing, for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program, College of Nursing, effective upon approval by Senate.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Admissions concerning revisions to the Special Consideration Category for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program, College of Nursing, effective for the September 2015 intake.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Admissions concerning a requirement for an Adult Abuse Registry Check for admission to the College of Pharmacy, effective upon approval by Senate.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Admissions concerning revisions to the Special Consideration Category for admission to the College of Pharmacy, effective for the September 2015 intake.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation regarding revisions to the FPGME Resident Assessment, Promotion, Remediation, Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal policy and procedures, College of Medicine, effective July 1, 2014.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation concerning proposals to (i) rescind the regulation concerning Terms of Failure of the Clerkship (Senate, May 19, 2010) and (ii) establish a Promotion and Failure policy for the Undergraduate Medical Education program, College of Medicine, effective August 1, 2014.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation concerning revisions to the Deferred Examination policy for the Undergraduate Medical Education program, College of Medicine, effective August 1, 2014.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation concerning revisions to the Supplemental Examinations policy for the Undergraduate Medical Education program, College of Medicine, effective August 1, 2014.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation concerning a proposal for a Professional Unsuitability By-law (Règlement sur l’inaptitude Professionelle) for the Bachelor of Social Services program, Université de Saint-Boniface, and corresponding changes to Article G of the Université de Saint-Boniface Calendar, effective September 1, 2014.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation concerning revised Progression Rules for the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, School of Dental Hygiene, as amended, effective August 1, 2014.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation concerning revised requirements for the designation of First Class Honours, for students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) and the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Art History, School of Art, effective September 1, 2014.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Academic Dress concerning hood colours for the Master of Physical Therapy, Interdisciplinary Health Program, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Health Studies, and Master of Fine Art, and a stole colour for the Internationally Educated Agrologists Post-Baccalaureate Diploma [May 5, 2014].

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Nominations [dated June 16, 2014].