Council Motions

The following motions were approved by Council:

October 19, 2017

  • that Council approve the nomination of Ravindra Chibbar, Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources to serve on the University Review Committee effective immediately and continuing until June 30, 2020.
  • that Council approve the nomination of Angela Lieverse, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Science to serve on the Recreation and Athletics Advisory Council effective immediately and continuing until June 30, 2020.
  • that Council approve the removal of the stand – alone admissions option for the Certificate of Proficiency in Sustainability, effective May 2018.
  • that Council approve the change to the definition of the Visiting Research Student Mobility Category to extend the maximum time at the University of Saskatchewan to a period not exceeding twelve months per 18-month period, effective January 1, 2018.
  • that Council approve that the School of Physical Therapy be renamed the School of Rehabilitation Science effective May 1, 2018, with student records to be updated in September, 2018, and that Council’s Bylaws be amended to reflect the new name of the school.

September 21, 2017

  • That Council approve the nomination of Pamela Downe, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and to serve on the governance committee effective immediately and continuing until June 30, 2020.
  • That Council approve the nomination of Darrell Bueckert, Department of Music, as the sessional member representative on the teaching, learning and academic resources committee effective immediately and continuing until June 30, 2018.
  • That Council approve the Allard Foundation Chair in Veterinary Oncology and recommend to the Board of Governors that the Board authorize the establishment of the chair.

June 22, 2017

  • That Council approve the changes to the membership of the faculty councils as shown in the attachment, and that Council’s Bylaws be amended accordingly.
  • That Council approve the membership changes to the Faculty Council of the School of Physical Therapy as shown in the attachment, and that Council’s Bylaws be amended accordingly.  
  • That Council approve the membership changes to the Faculty Council of the College of Kinesiology as shown in the attachment, and that Council’s Bylaws be amended accordingly. 
  • That Council approve the nominations to the nominations committee as outlined in the attachment for three-year terms effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020, and that Jim Greer be appointed as chair for a one-year term effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
  • That Council approve the nomination of Chelsea Willness as vice-chair of Council for a two-year term effective July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2019.
  • That Council approve the appointment of Angela Kalinowski, Department of History to the academic programs committee for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2020, and that Terry Wotherspoon be appointed as chair for a one-year term effective July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2018.
  • That Council approve the nominations to the promotions appeal panel with member terms as outlined in the attachment.
  • That Council approve revisions to the Academic Courses Policy effective September 1, 2017.
  • That Council approve the revisions to the Nomenclature Report, effective immediately.
  • That Council approve the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) program in Applied Economics, effective September 1, 2018.
  • That Council approve changes to admissions qualifications for Educational Administration graduate programs, effective September 1, 2018.
  • That Council approve the deletion of the Sequential Program for the Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.), effective May 1, 2018.
  • That Council approve the revisions to the minimum English Proficiency Standards for the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, as per the attached table, effective the 2018/19 admissions cycle.
  • That Council approve the dissolution of the University Committee on Ethics in Human Research, effective immediately, to be replaced with ad hoc committees that would be struck as needed by the research ethics board chairs with RSAW approval, as per the attached request. 
  • That Council approve the Cameco Chair in Aboriginal Health as re-envisioned under the new terms of reference and recommends to the Board of Governors that the Board authorize the approval of the new chair.  

May 18, 2017

  • That Council approve the nominations to University Council committees, Collective agreement committees, and other committees for 2017-18 as outlined in the attached list.
  • That Council approve that the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences revert to the department’s former name of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology effective June 1, 2017, and that Council’s Bylaws be amended accordingly. 

April  - no Motions

March 23, 2017

  • That Council approve the changes to the membership of the faculty councils as shown in the attachment, and that Council's Bylaws be amended accordingly.
  • That Council approve changes to the Admissions Qualifications for the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) ITEP and SUNTEP programs for students who are entering the program in or after September 2017.
  • That Council approve changes to the Admissions Qualifications for students entering the College of Medicine in or after August 2018.
  • That Council approve a direct-entry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Kinesiology with an 85% admission average, effective May 2018.
  • That Council approve changes to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Dual Degree Policy to include coututelle agreements, effective May 1, 2017.

February 16, 2017

  • That Council approve the membership changes to the Faculty Council of the School of Environment and sustainability as shown in the attachment, and that Council's Bylaws be amended accordingly.
  • That Council Approve the revised Chairs and Professorships Policy.

January 19, 2017

  • That Council approve the Respiratory Research Centre as a type A centre in the College of Medicine.
  • That Council approve the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in Indigenous Studies, effective September 2017.
  • That Council approve the changes to the literal grade descriptors for courses taught as part of the MD program, effective September 2017.
  • That Council provide retroactive approval to the changes to the literal grade descriptors for courses in the College of Dentistry, effecitve immediately.  

December 15, 2016

  • It is recommended:(1) That Council approve the appointment of the following GAA members to the review committee of the vice-provost teaching and learning:
                Ken Van Rees, Department of Soil Science
                Alexandria Wilson, Department of Educational Foundations
                Hugo Cota-Sanchez, Department of Biology
                Jay Wilson, Department of Curriculum Studies
         (2) That Council approve the appointment of Chelsea Willness, associate dean, research and academic, Edwards School of Business as the senior         administrator selected by Council to serve on the review committee of the vice-provost teaching and learning.
  • It is recommended that Council approve the appointment of Priscilla Settee, Department of Indigenous Studies, College of Arts and Science to the search committee for the vice-provost, indigenous engagement.

November 17, 2016

  • That Council approve the nomination of Louise Humbert, College of Kinesiology to serve as a member on the scholarships and awards committee effective immediately and continuing until June 30, 2019, and that Donna Goodridge, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine be appointed as chair of the committee, effective immediately until June 30, 2017. 

October 20, 2016

  • That Council approve the nomination of Darrell Mousseau, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine to serve on the academic programs committee for a one-year term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2017.
  • That Council approve the nomination of Gregory Wurzer, University Library to serve on the planning and priorities committee for a one-year term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2017.
  • That Council approve the nomination of Diane Knight, Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture and Bioresources to serve on the promotions appeal panel for a three-year term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2019.
  • That Council adopt the Vision, Mission and Values of the University of Saskatchewan as presented.
  • That Council approve the Centre for Research, Evaluation and Action Towards Equal Justice (CREATE Justice) as a type A centre in the College of Law.
  • That Council approve changes to admissions qualifications for the Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) program for students who are entering the program in or after September 2017.

September 22, 2016

  • That Council approve the nomination of David Burgess, associate dean (research, graduate support and international initiatives), College of Education to serve on the research, scholarly, and artistic work committee effective September 22, 2016 and continuing until June 30, 2019.

June 23, 2016

  • That Council approve the establishment of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the College of Medicine, effective July 1, 2016.
  • That Council approve the appointment of Keith Willoughby, associate dean (research and academic), Edwards School of Business, as the senior administrator selected by Council to serve on the search committee for the Dean, College of Engineering.
  • That Council approve the appointment of Kent Kowalski, interim associate dean, undergraduate program, College of Kinesiology, as the senior administrator selected by Council to serve on the search committee for the Dean, College of Nursing.
  • That Council approve the appointment of Elisabeth Snead, acting associate dean of research, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, as the senior administrator selected by Council to serve on the search committee for the Dean, College of Dentistry, effective July 1, 2016.
  • That Council approve the appointment of Heather Heavin, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research College of Law, as the senior administrator selected by Council to serve on the search committee for the executive director, School of Environment and Sustainability.
  • That Council approve changes to the membership of the academic programs committee for 2016-17.
  • That Council approve the revisions to the Regulations on Student Academic Misconduct, effective January 1, 2017.
  • That Council approve changes to the Nomenclature Report, effective July 1, 2016.
  • That Council approve the changes to the Academic and Curricular Changes Authority Chart, effective July 1, 2016.
  • That Council approve the Admissions Templates for Student Mobility Categories, effective upon confirmation of Council's decision by Senate.
  • That Council approve the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Diploma in Aboriginal Resource Management, effective May, 2017.
  • That Council approve the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Diploma in Aboriginal Lands Governance, effective May, 2017

May 19, 2016

  • That Council approve the disestablishment of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Division of Social Sciences and the Division of Sciences from within the College of Arts and Science, effective November 1, 2016, and that Council's Bylaws be amended to reflect the disestablishment of the divisions and divisional faculty councils.
  • That Council approve the establishment of the Johnson-Shoyama Institute for Science and Innovation Policy (ISIP) as a Type A Centre within the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), effective upon approval of ISIP by the University of Regina Board of Governors.
  • That Council approve the nominations to University Council committees, Collective agreement committees, and other committees for 2016/17 as outlined in the attachment. (See Agneda Package)
  • (1) That Council approve the appointment of the following GAA members to the serach committee for the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement;

                          Andy Allen, Department of Veterinary Pathology

                          Kathryn Labelle, Department of History

                                  Caroline Tait, Department of Psychiatry

                                  Lois Berry, College of Nursing

  • (2) That Council approve the appointment of Martin Phillipson, incoming dean of Law as the senior administrator selected by Council to serve on the search committee for the vice-provost Indigenous Engagement, effective July 1, 2016
  • That Council approve the appointment of Ingrid Pickering, Department of Geological Sciences; Dale Ward, Department of Chemistry; and Linda McMullen, Department pf Psychology as the GAA members selected to serve on the Joint Committee to Review the Search and Review Procedures for Senior Administrators.
  • That Council approve the nominations to the nominations committee as outlined in the attachment for three-year terms effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019, and that Tamara Larre be appointed as chair for a one-year term effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

April 21, 2016

  • That Council approve the amendments to the terms of reference of the teaching, learning and academic resources committee of Council as shown in the attachment.

March 17, 2016

  • That Council approve the Certificate in One Health in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • That Council approve the appointment of Keith Carlson, Department of History, College of Arts and Science; Julita Vassileva, Department of Computer Science, College of Arts and Science; and one member to be determined, as the three members of the General Academic Assembly selected to serve on the search committee for the Associate Vice-President Research search committee.

February 25, 2016

  • That Council approve that the College of Graduate Studies and Research be renamed the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, effective January 1, 2017, and that Council's Bylaws be amended to reflect the new name of the College.
  • That Council approve that all Council members, other than ex-officio members, be members of the student academic hearing and appeals committee, and that Council's Bylaws be amended to remove the requirement of the nominations committee to nominate members of Council to serve on the student academic hearing and appeals committee.

January 21, 2016

  • Request for Decision to Support in Principle: University Council emphatically endorses the inclusion of Indigenous (First Nation’s, Inuit, Métis) knowledges and experiences for the purpose of achieving meaningful and relevant learning outcomes, in all degree programs at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • That Council approve the Certificate in Professional Communication in the College of Engineering.
  • That Council approve a new admission qualification, the submission of a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score, for the Master of Arts in Economics, effective for students who have not completed university degrees in Canada or the United States of America and who are entering the program in or after September 2017.
  • That Council approve the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Leadership in Post-Secondary Education, effective September 2016.

December 17, 2015

  • That Council approve that the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics be renamed the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, effective September 1, 2016, and that Council's Bylaws be amended to reflect the new name of the department. 
  • That Council approve that the term of student members elected to Council and appointed to Council committees be from May 1 to April 30 and that the Council Bylaws be amended as shown in the attachments.
  • That Council approve that Margaret Kovach, Department of Educational Administration and Department of Educational Foundations serve on the review committee for the Vice-Provost Faculty Relations.
  • That Council approve the post-degree Certificate in Career and Guidance Studies, effective September 2016
  • That Council approve the post-degree Certificate in English as an Additional Language Education, effective September 2016
  • That Council approve the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) as a replacement program for the bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) program in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, effective September 2017

November 19, 2015

  • That Council approve the appointment of Fred Remillard, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Affairs, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition as the senior administrator selected by Council to serve on the search committee for the dean, College of Graduate Studies and Research. 
  • That Council approve the appointments of Roy Dobson, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and Allison Muri, Department of English as the Council members on the policy oversight committee for terms effective immediately and ending June 30, 2018.
  • That Council approve that the term of student members elected to Council and appointed to Council committeed be from May 1 to April 30 and that the Council Bylaw's be amended.
  • That Council approve the Cross-Departmental Ph. D. in the College of Education, effective May, 2016.

October 22, 2015

  • That Council approve the appointment of Jack Gray, vice-dean, research, scholarly and artistic work, College of Arts and Science as the senior administrator selected by Council to serve on the search committee for the Dean, University Library.
  • That Council approve the appointment of Hope Bilinski, associate dean, Central Saskatchewan Campus and Health Sciences, College of Nursing as the senior administrator selected by Council to serve on the search committee for the Dean, Arts and Science.
  • That Council approve the appointment of the following GAA members to the search committee for the Provost and Vice-president Academic: Helen Nichol, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology; Kathleen James-Cavan, Department of English; Michael Bradley, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics; Gary Entwistle, Department of Accounting
  • That Council approve the appointment of Carol Rodgers, dean, College of Kinesiology as the senior administrator selected by Council to serve on the search committee for the provost and vice-president academic.
  • That Council approve the appointment of Lorraine Holtslander, College of Nursing to the research, scholarly and artistic work committee effective immediately for a two-year term until June 30, 2017.
  • That Council approve that the Department of Civil and Geological Engineering be renamed the Department of Civil, Geological and Environmental Engineering, effective September 1, 2015, and that Council’s Bylaws be amended to reflect the new name of the department.
  • That Council approve the English Proficiency Policy effective for the September 2016 intake of students.

September 17, 2015

  • That Council approve the nomination of Nick Ovsenek, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology to the university review committee for a term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2018
  • That Council approve the nomination of Rainer Dick, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, to serve as chair of the research, scholarly and artistic work committee effective October 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2018.
  • That Council approve the nomination of Nathaniel Osgood, Department of Computer Science to the academic programs committee for a term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2018
  • That Council approve the amendments to the terms of reference of the planning and priorities committee of Council.
  • That Council approve the amendments to the terms of reference of the scholarships and awards committee of Council.
  • That Council approve the amendments to the terms of reference of the teaching, learning and academic resources committee of Council.
  • That Council authorize the Board of Governors to establish the LaBorde Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship.

June  18, 2015

  • That Council approve the revisions to the Academic Courses Policy effective September 1, 2015.
  • That Council approve the Master of Water Security degree in the School of Environment and Sustainability effective September 1, 2016.
  • That Council approve the Master of Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas(M.G.E.N.I.A. a joint degree with the University of Tromso, Norway effective September 1, 2015.
  • That Council approve the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (M.A. in TESOL), effective September 1, 2016.
  • That Council adopt the following language for use at the start of its meetings effective September 1, 2015: As we gather here today, we acknowledge we are on Treaty Six Territory and the Homeland of the Metis. We pay our respect to the First Nation and Metis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.
  • That Council approve the nominations to the nominations committee for three-year terms effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018, and that Ed Krol be re-appointed as chair for a one-year term effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
  • That Council approve the following nominations to the review committee for the Vice-Provost Faculty Relations: Doug Chivers, Department of Biology; Bill Roesler, Department of Biochemistry; Vema St. Denis, Educational Foundations; Angela Kalinowski, History; Kishor Wasan, Dean of Pharmacy and Nutrition.
  • That Council approve the nomination of Roy Dobson, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition as vice-chair of Council for a two-year term ending June 30, 2017.
  • That Council approve the nomination of Catherine Niu, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering to the planning and priorities committee for a two-year term ending June 30, 2017.
  • That Council authorize the Board of Governors to establish a Fedoruk Chair in Animal Imaging.
  • That Council authorize the Board of Governors to establish an Industry Chair in Agri-Food Innovation.

May 21, 2015

  • That the Department of Native Studies be renamed the Department of Indigenous Studies, effective June 1, 2015.
  • That Council approve the Certificate of Leadership in Post-Secondary Education, effective September 1, 2015.
  • That Council approve the nominations to University Council committees, Collective Agreement committees, and other committees for 2015-16, as outlined in the agenda item 11.1.

April 16, 2015

  • That Council approve the termination of the International Business Administration Certificate, effective May 1, 2015.
  • That Council approve the College of Education's proposal for a direct admission option, effective September 1, 2016.
  • That Council authorize the Board to establish a Fedoruk Chair of Radiopharmacy.

March 19, 2015

  • That Council approve the Certificate of Proficiency in Indigenous Languages, effective September 1, 2015, and that Council's Bylaws be amended to reflect the new name of the certificate program.

February 26, 2015

  • That Council approve the adoption of the Transfer Credit and Articulation Policy, which will take effect immediately following approval.
  • That Council approve the Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, effective September 1, 2015.
  • That Council approve the amendments to the Council Bylaws, Part One section IV.1. Creation and Composition of Council committees.

January 22, 2015

  • That Council approve the Graduate Certificate in Social Economy and Co-operatives, effective May 1, 2015, and that Council Bylaws be amended to reflect the name of the new program.
  • That Council approve the Graduate Certificate in One Health, effective May 1, 2015, and that Council's Bylaws be amended to reflect the name of the new program.
  • That Council approve the Certificate in Practical and Applied Arts, effective September 1, 2015, and that Council's Bylaws be amended to reflect the name of the new program.
  • That Council approve that Council's Bylaws be amended to reflect the approval of the Certificate of Proficiency in Classical and Medieval Latin.
  • That Council approve the appointment of Steve Milosavljevic, Director of the School of Physical Therapy, to the search committee for the dean, College of Kinesiology.
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2014

December 18, 2014

  • That Council approve the Certificate of Proficiency in Classical and Medieval Latin, effective May 1, 2015.
  • That Council approve the amendments to the terms of reference of the International Activities Committee of Council as shown in the agenda materials.
  • That Council approve the following amendments to Council Bylaws:
    • 1. The replacement of the statement in Part One, II, 12: "Should vacancies on Council occur between the time of the election and the date of the first Council meeting in the fall, such vacancies will continue to be filled by those unelected candidates on the voting list who received the greateest number of votes" with the statement "Candidates on the voting list who receive the greatest number of votes are elected to Council effective July 1.  Should candidates so elected decline or otherwise be unable to accept a postion on Council, such positions shall continue to be filled by those unelected candidates that received the greatest number of votes."
    • 2. The inclusion of a new statement immediately thereafter, which reads: "A vacancy on Council for a college representative under Section 53(2) (b) or (c), a librarian under Section 53(2) (d) or (e) or a faculty member under Section 53(2) (i) shall be filled by an election held within 90 days of the vacancy, if the vacancy occurs within 27 months of that member being election.  A vacancy arising after that time shall be filled at the next annual election."
  • That Council approve the amendment to the membership of the College of Law Faculty Council to include one student from a graduate degree program in law.
  • That the Department of Religion and Culture be renamed the Department of Linguistics and Religious Studies, effective May 1, 2015, and that Council's Bylaws be amended to reflect the new name of the department.
  • That Council approve the nominations to the renewals and tenure appeal committee, as shown in the meeting materials, effective immediately.
  • That Council approve the appointment of Stephen Urquhart, Chemistry, to the university review committee, effective immediately, for a two-year term ending June 30, 2016. (this motion was not voted on because there was a nomination from the floor and the member will be chosen by election).
  • That Council approve the appointment of Beth Bilson, acting dean, College of Law to the planning and priorities committee, effective immediately, for a two-year term ending June 30, 2016.
  • That Council approve the appointment of Michelle Prytula to the search committee for the dean, College of Law.
  • That Council approve the appointment of Douglas Surtees to the search committee for the dean, Edwards School of Business.
  • That Council approve the nomination of Jeremy Rayner to the promotions appeal panel for a term ending June 30, 2017, and
    That Council approve the nomination of Richard Long to the promotions appeal panel for a term ending June 30, 2015.

November 20, 2014

  • That Council approve the termination of the Bachelor of Biological Engineering program effective September 1, 2015.
  • That Council authorize the Board to establish a Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) Chair in Co-operative Governance.
  • That Council authorize the Board to establish a Canadian Canola Growers Association Agricultural Policy Chair.

October 23, 2014

  • That Council approve the nominations to the Search Committee for the President (this motion was not voted on because there were nominations from the floor and members were chosen by election).
  • That Council approve the nomination of Darlene Fichter, Library, to the University Review Committee for a three-year term ending June 30, 2017.
  • That Council approve the nomination of Toddi Steelman to the Search Committee for the Executive Director, School of Public Health.

September 18, 2014

  • That Council rescind the motion moved by Dr. Walley and seconded by Dr. Kalynchuk of April 17, 2014 approving the document Vision 2025: From Spirit to Action as the new institutional document of the University of Saskatchewan.
  • That Council approve the nominations of Robert Scott, Department of Chemistry and Ravi Chibbar, Department of Plant Sciences to the Scholarships and Awards Committee, for three-year terms respectively ending June 30, 2017.
  • That Council approve the nomination of Ravi Chibbar, to serve as Chair of the Scholarship and Awards Committee for a one-year term ending June 30, 2015.

June 19, 2014

  • That Council approve the termination of the three-year, four-year and Honours Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs in Geography, effective September 2014.
  • That Council approve the Certificate of Proficiency in Aboriginal Theatre, effective September 2015.That Council approve the Master of Science in Marketing, with the first cohort beginning classes September 2015.
  • That Council approve the changes in admission qualifications for the Master of Physical Therapy, effective September 2015.
  • That Council approve the following amendments to Council Bylaws:  1. Addition of the following statement as Part One, III, 5 (k) “Unless the Council decides otherwise, the secretary of Council meetings shall be the University Secretary, or a member of the University Secretary’s office as designated by the University Secretary.”   2. Deletion of the following two sentences from Part Three, I, 2 – “Recipients of degrees other than honorary degrees shall be presented for admission by the dean of the faculty, or a designate, to which the degree belongs.  Each recipient of an honorary degree shall be presented for admission by the President or by a person designated for that purpose by the President.”  3. Housekeeping changes to correct cross-referencing in Part One, III, 5 (f) and (g), as shown on the attached pages 5 and 6 of Council Bylaws.
  • That Council approve the amendment to the Procedures on Student Appeals in Academic Matters to enable the university to modify a student’s involvement in a practicum, clinical setting, or other work environment when the student has appealed a decision of academic assessment related to the student’s work and interactions with others in these types of settings.
  • That Council approve the nominations of Matthew Paige, Department of Chemistry and Ganesh Vaidyanathan to the Academic Programs Committee and Takuji Tanaka, Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences to the Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources Committee, for three-year terms respectively ending June 30, 2017.
  • That Council approves the Saskatchewan Research Chair in Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Research and recommends to the Board of Governors that the Board authorize the establishment of the Chair.

May 22, 2014

  • That Council approve the nominations to University Council committees, Collective Agreement committees, and other committees for 2014-15, as provided in the nominations committee report and at the meeting.
  • That Council approve the nominations to the nominations committee effective July 1, 2014 as provided in the governance committee report, and Ed Krol as chair of the nominations committee for a one-year term effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
  • That Council approve the termination of the General Honours degree (in the College of Arts and Science), effective September 2014.

April 17, 2014

  • That Council approve the document Vision 2025: From Spirit to Action as the new institutional vision document of the University of Saskatchewan.

    Note: During the meeting it was agreed that the forth bullet in the “People” section on page 6 of the document, Vision 2025: From Spirit to Action, would be amended as follows, “●  We will ensure our employees reflect the values of the university, and it is our responsibility to make certain that we We will embed sufficient professional development in our operations so that our personnel can grow their skills and expand their knowledge.” It is this revised version of the institutional vision document that was approved.
  • That Council approve the termination of the honours and four-year degree in Biology and Biotechnology, effective September 2014.
  • That Council approve the termination of the honours and four-year degree in Biomolecular Structure Studies, effective September 2014.
    

March 20, 2014

There were no motions approved at this meeting.

February 27, 2014

  • That Council approve the changes in admission qualifications for the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner option) and Postgraduate Degree Specialization Certificate: Nurse Practitioner from the College of Graduate Studies and Research, effective September 2014.

January 23, 2014

  • That Council approve the Bachelor of Arts and Science Honours and Four-year degree programs in the field of Health Studies from the College of Arts and Science.
  • That Council approve the Master of Arts degree program in the field of Women's, Gender and Sexualities Studies from the College of Graduate Studies and Research.
  • That Council approve the College of Medicine admission qualification requirements for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) of all Saskatchewan residents who apply for entrance into medicine effective for applicants as of October 2015.
  • That Council approve nominations to the Review Committees for the Dean of the Edwards School of Business and for the Dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
2013 Motions

December 19, 2013

  • That Council approve the nomination of Oon-Doo Baik, Chemical and Biological Engineering, to the University Review Committee for a term ending June 30, 2014.
  • That Council approve the addition of a human physiology (such as PHSI 208 Human Body Systems or its equivalent) as a required prerequisite course for admission into the DMD program, effective for admissions in August 2015.
  • That Council approve the College of Dentistry admission requirement for completion of three full-time (30-credit-unit) years of university course work completed between the September to April academic year leading to an undergraduate level degree as a condition of admission to the DMD program, effective for admissions in August 2015.
  • That Council approve the implementation of a criminal record check as an admission requirement to the DMD program, effective for admissions in August 2015.
  • That Council approve the disestablishment of the Division of Environmental Engineering, and that Council’s bylaws be amended to reflect the disestablishment.

November 21, 2013

  • That Council approve the revised Doctor of Medicine program for the College of Medicine.
  • That Council approve the Certificate in Sustainability as a certificate of proficiency from the School of Environment and Sustainability.
  • That Council authorizes the Board to establish the Global Institute for Food Security Enhancement Chair Program.
  • That Council authorizes the Board to establish a University of Saskatchewan Centennial Enhancement Chair.