Senate Motions for November 5, 2014

The following motions were approved by the Senate at its meeting on November 5, 2014:


THAT Senate approve:

  • the Academic Schedule for 2015-2016;
  • the Report of the Senate Committee on Approved Teaching Centres [dated October 3, 2014];
  • the Report of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies on Course and Curriculum Changes concerning the Departments of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical Microbiology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering [dated September 25, 2014].

THAT Senate recommend that the Board of Governors approve the University of Manitoba Strategic Plan, 2015 – 2020, as amended at the meeting, as a planning document.

     [the amendments to the Plan include:

a)  the addition of "Collegiality" to the list of Values on page 10 of the Plan; and

b)  the amendment of supporting action (vi) on page 14 of the Plan to read, "Establish or refine, and articulate, through a process …"]

THAT the minutes of the Senate meeting held on October 1, 2014 be approved as circulated.

THAT Senate approve revisions to the Annual Schedule of Senate Meetings and to the Standing Rules of Senate, as set out in the attachment to the Report of the Senate Executive Committee, effective January 1, 2015.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Admissions regarding revised Admission Regulations, Faculty of Engineering, effective for the September 2016 intake.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation regarding revised Academic Regulations concerning Student Progress and Academic Status, Faculty of Engineering, effective September 1, 2015.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation regarding revised Academic Regulations concerning Students Applying to an Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, effective September 1, 2016.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation regarding revised regulations for the Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Engineering, effective September 1, 2015.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation regarding the establishment of a policy on Accommodation for Postgraduate Medical Residents with Disabilities, effective upon approval.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation regarding a revised policy on Examination Conduct for the Undergraduate Medical Education program, effective upon approval.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Instruction and Evaluation regarding a revised policy on Remediation for the Undergraduate Medical Education program, effective upon approval.

THAT Senate approve and recommend that the Board of Governors approve, a proposal for an Endowed Research Professorship in Hematology.

THAT Senate approve and recommend that the Board of Governors approve, a proposal for an Endowed Research Chair in Multiple Sclerosis.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on University Research, on the periodic review of the Spinal Cord Research Centre, regarding a recommendation that the Centre be renewed for a period of five years, effective January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2019.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Rules and Procedures regarding the proposed Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty Council Bylaw, effective upon approval.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Rules and Procedures regarding New and Updated Governing Documents Related to the Implementation of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Senate Committee on Rules and Procedures regarding revisions to the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Council Bylaw, effective upon approval.

THAT Senate approve and recommend that the Board of Governors approve The University of Manitoba Accessibility policy and the related Student Accessibility procedure and Student Accessibility Appeal procedure, effective January 1, 2015.

THAT Senate approve the Report of the Implementation Working Group for the Cooper Commission Report regarding Guidelines for Developing Bona Fide Academic Requirements for Programs not Subject to External Accreditation.