2020 Meetings

February 3, 2020

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the February 3, 2020 meeting:


Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors approve five new offers, thirteen revised offers, and the withdrawal of one offer, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated October 24, 2019].

THAT the Board of Governors approve two new offers, six amended offers, and the withdrawal of six offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated November 14, 2019].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the new Information Security Policy and Procedure effective upon approval of the Board.

THAT the Board of Governors approve increasing the spending rate of the University Investment Trust (endowment fund) from 4.25% to 4.50% for fiscal 2020/2021.

THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of the Institute for Global Public Health, for a five-year term, from December 4, 2019 through December 3, 2024 [as recommended by Senate, January 8, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of the Departments of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy, in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, effective upon approval [as recommended by Senate, January 1, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the revision of terms of reference to include the Vice-President (Indigenous) as a resource person to the Executive Committee; the Finance, Administration, & Human Resources Committee; and the Management Resources and Compensation Committee.


The Board received for information and discussion the following items:

The President’s Report

Proposal to Establish a Professorship in Business Sustainability

Academic Schedule for 2020 – 2021

Closure of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Cancer Control

Request to Increase Admission Target, Bachelor of Kinesiology, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

March 24, 2020

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the March 24, 2020 meeting:


Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors approve eleven new offers and seven amended offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated December 17, 2019].

THAT the Board of Governors approve three new offers, one amended offer, and the withdrawal of two offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated January 16, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approve a proposal for a Bachelor of Science (Major) in Data Science, including a Co-operative Option [as recommended by Senate, March 4, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of an endowed research Professorship in Diabetes Research [as recommended by Senate, March 4, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approves the revisions to the University Librarian Bylaw, effective upon approval of the Board.

THAT the Board of Governors approves:

     A)  Residence room rates {per term) for 2020-21 of:

           Pembina Hall Residence - $4,019
           Arthur Mauro Residence - $4,298
           Mary Speechly Hall Residence - $3,069 (single); $1,961 (double)
           University College Residence - $3,126 (single); $1,997 (double)

     B)  Meal plan rates (per term) for 2020-21 of:

           10 Meals per Week plus $250 Food Bucks - $2,665
           15 Meals per Week plus $250 Food Bucks - $2,866
           7-Day Unlimited plus $100 FoodBucks - $2,955
           UC FoodBucks Plan - $1,730
           UC Flex Plan ($750 Food Bucks & 100 meals at Fresh Food Company) - $2,170

     C)  Extended stay fee (holiday break) for 2020-21 of $120


The Board received for information and discussion the following items:

The President’s Report

Undergraduate Admission Targets, Fall 2020

Annual Report of the University Discipline Committee (September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019)

Change to Alumni Representative Board of Governors election process

Closure of the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Textile Sciences

Request to Extend Suspension of Admissions to Bachelor of Human Ecology in Family Social Sciences, including the After Degree

Requests to Revise Admission Targets, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), I.H. Asper School of Business, and Bachelor of Social Work, Faculty of Social Work

April 21, 2020

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the April  21, 2020 meeting:


No motions were approved in Open Session.

 

The Board received for information and discussion the following items:

The President’s Report

May 19, 2020

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the May 19, 2020 meeting:


Motions Approved in Open Session:

That the Board of Governors approves increases for tuition fees and university-wide fees for 2020/21 Academic Year as follows:

  • Undergraduate domestic tuition rates increase using a variable tuition framework, with an average increase of 3.75%.
  • Graduate domestic tuition rates increase 3.75% with the exception of no increase for the MBA and Master of Finance programs.
  • International tuition differential rates increase consistent with domestic rates and differential fees for Ph.D. students be eliminated.
  • Continuing fees increase to $500.00 per term and that students be assessed the fee in each term of study where they are not assessed program or tuition fees (including the Summer term beginning in 2021).
  • That university-wide fees increase 3.75%.
  • That a revised lab fees rate structure based on lab delivery costs be approved with four categories set at the following rates for 2020/21: $35, $60, $85, and variable (approved on a course by course basis).

That the Board of Governors approves a consolidated budget for the year ending March 31, 2021 that includes:

  • total revenues of $904,583,000;
  • total expenses of $922,851,000; and
  • a balanced general operating budget of $674,627,000.


The Board received for information and discussion the following items:

The President’s Report

June 23, 2020

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the June 23, 2020 meeting:


Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors approves eleven new offers, six amended offers, and the withdrawal of four offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated February 20, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approves six new offers, seven amended offers, and the withdrawal of three offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated April 7, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approves four new offers, nine amended offers, and the withdrawal of two offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated May 14, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approves the establishment of an endowed research Professorship in Anesthesiology [as recommended by Senate, May 13, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approves a proposal to establish a Master of Supply Chain Management and Logistics [as recommended by Senate, May 13, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approves the following contributions be assessed against students beginning in the fall of 2020:

Unit Contribution Length Requested by
Education  $4.03/credit hour  3 years David Mandzuk, Dean
Engineering  $5.22/credit hour  3 years Jonathan Beddoes, Dean
Interior Design  $1.66/credit hour  3 years Jonathan Beddoes, Dean
Occupational Therapy  $125/term  3 years Reg Urbanowski, Dean
Physical Therapy  $125/term  3 years Reg Urbanowski, Dean
Respiratory Therapy  $175/term  3 years Reg Urbanowski, Dean
School of Art  $3.00/credit hour  3 years Jeffery Taylor, Dean
Social Work  $1.85/credit hour  3 years Michael Yellow Bird, Dean

THAT the Board of Governors approves the Consolidated Financial Statements of the University of Manitoba for the year ended March 31, 2020.

THAT the Board of Governors approves the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Report of the University of Manitoba for the year ended December 31, 2019.

THAT the Board of Governors approves the establishment of the Manitoba Quantum Institute, for a five year term, from March 4, 2020 through March 3, 2025 [subject to Senate approval, June 24, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approves the closure of the Diploma in Population Health, Department of Community Health Sciences [subject to Senate approval, June 24, 2020].


The Board received for information and discussion the following items:

The President’s Report

Increase to Admission Target, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), I.H. Asper School of Business

Approval of Increases to Admission Targets, Bachelor of Kinesiology and Bachelor of Social Work, and Extension of Suspension of Admissions, Bachelor of Human Ecology in Family Social Sciences, including After Degree Program

Implementation of a Bachelor of Midwifery

Report of the Senate Committee on Academic Review RE: Annual Report on the Status of Academic Program Reviews and Accredited Programs, May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020

Request to Extend Suspension of Admissions to B.Sc.(Hons.) and B.Sc.(Maj.) in Biotechnology, P.B.Dip. in Agrology, and Integrated B.Mus./B.Ed.

Audit Results Memo from the Office of the Auditor General

Final Report on the Strategic Plan

August 11, 2020 - Special Meeting

No motions in open session.

September 29, 2020

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the September 29, 2020 meeting:


Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors approve the new Investment Policy Statement that governs the investment and administration of the assets of the UIT, which is more commonly known as the Endowment Fund.

THAT the Board of Governors approves:

  • the revisions to the Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy
  • the revisions to the Sexual Assault Policy
  • the revisions to the RWLE and Sexual Assault Procedure


The Board received for information and discussion the following items:

The President’s Report

Enrolment Report

Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated June 11, 2020]

December 1, 2020

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the December 1, 2020 meeting:

 

Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors approve the closure of the Centre for Research and Treatment of Atherosclerosis, effective upon Board approval [as recommended by Senate, October 7, 2020].

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 [dated June 11, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approve five 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 [dated August 25, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approve four new offers, five amended offers, and the withdrawal of two offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated September 24, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the amendments to the University of Manitoba Pension Plan (1993) (Plan) Governance Document.

 

The Board received for information and discussion the following items:

The President’s Report

Report on the Code of Conduct Declarations for 2020-2021

Academic Schedule for 2021 – 2022

Implementation of Bachelor of Science (Major) in Data Science

Closure of Master of Science in Textile Sciences

Report to Senate Executive on the Review of the Summer Term Academic Schedule and Academic Schedule for 2021 Summer Term

Extension of Suspension of Admissions to B.Sc.(Hons.) and B.Sc.(Maj.) in Biotechnology, P.B.Dip. in Agrology, and Integrated B.Mus./B.Ed., President’s Approval

Changes to Admission Targets: Increase to Admission Target, Bachelor Kinesiology, and Suspension of Admissions to Bachelor of Human Ecology in Family Social Sciences, including the After-Degree Program

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