2021 Meetings

January 26, 2021

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the January 26, 2021 meeting:


Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of the Manitoba Crop Protection Chair in Weed Management [as recommended by Senate, January 6, 2021].

THAT the Board of Governors approve four new offers and six amended offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated October 22, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approve four new offers, six amended offers, and the withdrawal of one offer, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated November 12, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approve:

  • The implementation of the new Employee Accessibility Procedure effective May 1, 2021; and
  • The revocation of the Reasonable Accommodation in Employment (Disabilities) Policy and Procedure effective May 1, 2021.

THAT the Board of Governors approve maintaining the spending rate of the University Investment Trust (endowment fund) at a level of 4.50 percent for fiscal 2021/2022.

THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of the Earth Materials and Archaeometry Centre, for a five-year term, effective upon approval [as recommended by Senate, January 6, 2021].


The Board received for information and discussion the following items:

The President’s Report

Implementation of Master of Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Report on Remote Supports Provided for Students

Request to Increase Admission Target, Bachelor of Nursing, College of Nursing

March 23, 2021

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the March 23, 2021 meeting:


Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors approve eight new offers, three amended offers, and the withdrawal of one offer, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated December 15, 2020].

THAT the Board of Governors approve five new offers and four amended offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated January 14, 2021].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the closure of the Integrated Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Education degree, effective upon approval [as recommended by Senate, February 3, 2021].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of a Professorship in Lab-on-Chip Technology [as recommended by Senate, March 3, 2021].

THAT the Board of Governors approve a proposal for a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Linguistics [as recommended by Senate, March 3, 2021].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the amendments to the University of Manitoba GFT Pension Plan (1986) (1986 Plan) Governance Document.

That the Board of Governors approves increases for tuition fees and university-wide fees for 2021/22 Academic Year as follows:
•    Undergraduate domestic tuition rates increase using a variable tuition framework, with an average increase not exceeding 3.75%.
•    Graduate domestic tuition and continuing fee 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.
•    That university-wide fees increase 3.75%.
•    That lab fees remain flat consistent with the four categories approved in 2020/21: $35, $60, $85, and variable (approved on a course-by-course basis).

That the Board of Governors approve a consolidated budget for the year ending March 31, 2022 that includes:
•    total revenues of $924,125,666
•    total expenses of $917,325,069 and
•    a balanced general operating budget of $660,448,312
•    a capital spending plan of $80,369,000.

THAT the Board of Governors approve:
•    The revisions to the Signing of Agreements Policy;
•    The revisions to the Signing of Agreements Procedure;
•    The revisions to Schedules A & B of the Signing of Agreements Procedure;
•    The rescinding of the Use of Corporate Seal Policy;
all effective April 1, 2021.


The Board received for information and discussion the following items:

The President’s Report
Annual Report of the University Discipline Committee (September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020)
Undergraduate Admission Targets, Fall 2021

 

April 20, 2021

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the April 20, 2021 meeting:

Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors approve six new offers, seven amended offers, and the withdrawal of nine offers, as set out in the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated February 25, 2021].

THAT the Board of Governors approve a proposal to change the name of the Department of Geological Sciences, in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, to the “Department of Earth Sciences,” effective July 1, 2021 [as recommended by Senate, April 7, 2021].

 

The Board received for information and discussion the following items:

The President’s Report
Request to Extend Suspension of Admissions to Bachelor of Science (Major) and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biotechnology, Faculty of Science
Request to Extend Suspension of Admissions to Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (B.Sc.Pharm.), College of Pharmacy
The Faculty of Science: Status, Initiatives and Future Directions, presented by Dean Stefi Baum

 

May 19, 2021

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at its meeting on May 19, 2021.

Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors provide consent for UMSU to petition the Manitoba Legislature to amend the UMSU Act.

THAT the Board of Governors approves the following contributions be assessed against students, beginning in the fall of 2021:

Unit

Contribution

Length

Requested by:

Agricultural & Food Sciences

$3.67/credit hour (Degree)

$2.39/credit hour (Diploma)

3 years

Martin Scanlon, Dean

Arts

$0.33/credit hour

3 years

Jeffery Taylor, Dean

Dental Hygiene

$40.00/term

3 years

Mary Bertone, Director

Dentistry

$87.50/term

3 years

Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis, Dean

CHR Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

$3.00/credit hour

2 years

Stephan Pflugmacher Lima, Dean

Max Rady College of Medicine

$50.00/term

3 years

Brian Postl, Dean

Desautels Faculty of Music

$2.00/credit hour

3 years

Edward Jurkowski, Dean

College of Nursing

$3.50/credit hour

3 years

Netha Dyck, Dean

College of Pharmacy

$80.00/term

2 years

Lalitha Raman-Wilms, Dean

 

THAT the Board of Governors approves:

A) Residence room rates (per term) for 2021-22 of:

·         Pembina Hall Residence- $4,099

·         Arthur Mauro Residence- $4,384

·         Mary Speechly Hall Residence- $2,000 (double); $3,130 (single); $3,913 (super single)

·         University College Residence- $2,037 (double); $3,189 (single); $3,986 (super single)

 

B) Meal plan rates (per term) for 2021-22 of:

·         10 Meals per Week plus $250 FoodBucks - $2,772

·         15 Meals per Week plus $250 FoodBucks - $2,981

·         7-Day Unlimited plus $100 FoodBucks - $3,073

·         UC FoodBucks Plan - $1,800

·         UC Flex Plan ($750 FoodBucks plus 100 meals at Fresh Food Company) - $2,260

 

C) Extended stay fee (holiday break) for 2021-22 of: $300

 

 

The Board received for information and discussion the following items:

  • ·         The President’s Report

  • ·         Experiential Learning at UM: Next Steps in Advancing our Strategy

 

June 22, 2021

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at its meeting on June 22, 2021.

Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors approve seven new offers, eight amended offers, and the withdrawal of five offers, as set out in the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated April 8, 2021].

THAT the Board of Governors approve five new offers, five amended offers, and the withdrawal of three offers, as set out in the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated May 6, 2021].

THAT the Board of Governors approval a proposal for a Master of Arts in Music Research [as recommended by Senate, May 19, 2021].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the closure of Master of Science in Family Social Sciences [subject to Senate approval, June 16, 2021].

THAT the Board of Governors approve revisions to the Student Discipline Bylaw and associated Student Non-Academic Misconduct and Concerning Behaviour and Student Discipline Appeal procedures, effective September 1, 2021 [subject to Senate approval, June 16, 2021].

THAT the Board of Governors approve a 12 month renewal contract for International Student Healthcare Insurance with Manitoba Blue Cross and StudentCare for a total value of approximately $7.2 million.

THAT the Board of Governors approves the following, effective June 22, 2021:

  • The further revisions to the Signing of Agreements Policy incorporating a definition of “Delegate” or “Delegation”, and changes to section 2.5 and 2.7 surrounding delegation;
  • The further revisions to the Signing of Agreements Procedure incorporating a definition of “Delegate” or “Delegation”, the inclusion of the Vice-President (Indigenous), and revisions to signing authority surrounding International Agreements to accommodate structural changes; and
  • The further revisions to Schedule A of the Signing of Agreements Procedure incorporating the Vice-President (Indigenous).    

THAT the Board of Governors approves:

  • The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Governance Policy
  • The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Governance Procedure    

The Board of Governors approves the Consolidated Financial Statements of The University of Manitoba for the year ended March 31, 2021.

THAT the Board of Governors approves the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Report of The University of Manitoba for the year ended December 31, 2020.

THAT the Board of Governors approves the Bylaw The Provost and the Vice-Presidents of the University of Manitoba, effective the date of the Board of Governors’ approval; and


THAT the Board of Governors repeals the following:

  • Bylaw: Vice-Presidents (effective date not listed)
  • Bylaw: Vice-President (Academic) and Provost (effective date not listed)
  • Bylaw: Vice-President (Administration) (effective date not listed)
  • Bylaw: Vice-President (Research and International) (effective date not listed)
  • Bylaw: Vice-President (External) (effective date April 1, 2004).

The Board received for information the following:

  • Closure of Integrated Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Education
  • Implementation of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Linguistics
  • Extension of Suspension of Admissions to B.Sc.Pharm. and B.Sc.(Maj.) and B.Sc.(Hons.) in Biotechnology , President’s Approval
  • Office of the Auditor General Annual Audit Results Report
  • The President’s Report: June 22, 2021
  • Request to Extend Suspension of Admissions to Master of Arts in Icelandic and Post-baccalaureate Diploma in Agrology
  • Request to Extend Suspension of Admissions to Baccalaureate Program for Registered Nurses, College of Nursing

 

 

October 4, 2021

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at its meeting on October 4, 2021.

Motions Approved in Open Session:

THAT the Board of Governors approve five new offers, six amended offers, and the withdrawal of two offers, as set out in the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated August 24, 2021].

THAT the Board of Governors approve “Our Shared Future: Building on Our Strategic Plan” as a planning supplement to Taking Our Place: University of Manitoba Strategic Plan 2015-2020”, to act as a bridge to the completion of a comprehensive strategic planning process by 2023.


The Board received for information the following:

  • Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated June 10, 2021] (approved August 31, 2021 by Executive)
  • Key Internal Controls Presentation
  • President’s Report to the Board of Governors
  • Enrolment Update

 

 

 

2020 Meetings

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

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]

August 11, 2020 - Special Meeting

No motions in open session.

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

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

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

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

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

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