Senate Agenda - EXHIBIT III - January 22, 1999
1. The Richard and Jean Ivey Fund Chair in Molecular
Recommended: That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of Governors, through the Vice-Chancellor, the establishment of the Richard and Jean Ivey Fund Chair in Molecular Toxicology, based on a $2 million gift from the Richard and Jean Ivey Fund to The University of Western Ontario, as detailed below.
The Richard and Jean Ivey Fund Chair in Molecular Toxicology
The donation shall be used to support the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's Program in Drug and Environmental Safety, specifically by establishing The Richard and Jean Ivey Fund Chair in Molecular Toxicology.
The donation will be endowed in perpetuity. Income from the endowment will be allocated in accordance with The University of Western Ontario's Investment Payout Policy.
A Search Committee will be established by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry to identify the individual to be appointed to The Richard and Jean Ivey Chair in Molecular Toxicology. The Faculty has invited the Richard and Jean Ivey Fund to appoint an observer to the Committee.
The academic appointment of the individual appointed to this Chair will normally be at the rank of Professor, in accordance with the procedures established by the Senate and Board of Governors.
2. The Dr. Earl Russell Chair in Pain Management
Recommended: That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of Governors, through the Vice-Chancellor, the establishment of the Dr. Earl Russell Chair in Pain Management, based on a $1 million gift from Dr. Earl S. Russell to The University of Western Ontario, as detailed below.
The Dr. Earl Russell Chair in Pain Management
The donation shall be used to support the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's Program in Pain Management by establishing the Dr. Earl Russell Chair in Pain Management.
The term the Chair will be for a minimum of 10 years, with allocations made from investment income and a portion of capital for a total maximum annual allocation of $100,000. It is anticipated that matching funds will be attracted during the University's 125th Anniversary Campaign from several sources to endow this Chair in perpetuity.
The donation will be for the sole purpose of advancing the understanding and management of pain. Proposals will be invited from individuals and/or groups interested in developing a program in the area of pain management. The proposal leader or program director will hold primary affiliation with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.
The appointment to this Chair will be for a specific term, which may be renewable, at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, in accordance with the procedures established by the Senate and Board of Governors.
A Search Committee will be established by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry to identify the individual to be appointed to the Dr. Earl Russell Chair in Pain Management.
3. Academic Space Realignments Projects
In November 1998, a series of urgent academic space requirements were identified and a proposal for space realignment, with a very preliminary cost estimate of $4.4 million, was put forward and approved in principle by the Property & Finance Committee of the Board and by Senate (December 4, 1998: S.98-307).
The Property & Finance Committee requested that the design concepts and estimates be refined. A design team, headed by Malhotra Nicholson Architects Inc., was retained to evaluate and design the renovations to Somerville House and Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services Division, Institutional Planning and Budgeting, and Information Technology staff have refined the plans and budget estimates. The proposed plan is similar to that proposed earlier, except that it is proposed to retain the Peacock Room and Café Somerville activities in Somerville House and to locate the expanded Faculty of Health Sciences in Somerville House rather than in Elborn College. In addition, it is now planned to create one 36 station and two 45 station computer labs in the basement of Somerville House and a new 240 seat classroom in Talbot College in the space to be vacated by the McIntosh Gallery offices. These additions ($1,000,000) and refinements of estimates ($600,000) have led to an increased budget from $4.4 million to $6 million.
Recommended: That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of Governors, through the Vice-Chancellor, the Academic Space Realignment Projects summarized below and on the attached drawings, at a cost of $6 million.
The revised scope of the projects is summarized as follows and shown on Appendix 2. [These floorplans are available in paper form from the University Secretariat.]
The conversion of Somerville House will require the following actions:
The funding sources for these projects are as follows:
ATOP funding $1,500,000
Provost Academic Support Fund $250,000
Capital Fund $3,700,000
Fund Raising - McIntosh Gallery $250,000
Richard Ivey School of Business $300,000
This project is on an extremely tight time line and any delays in moving the project forward will jeopardize completion of the work in Somerville House by September 1999. It is noted that, in order to meet the time lines, a tender for Elborn College renovations will be called in mid-January and the contract must be awarded by the end of January to permit the vacating of Somerville House by April 1, 1999, and subsequent renovations
1. Strategic Plan for King's College
Western's Affiliated Colleges, Brescia, Huron, and King's, enable the University to offer students the resources of a major research university and also the atmosphere of a particular College community, focussed on the study of the liberal arts, humanities and social sciences. In the cases of Brescia and King's Colleges, this education occurs within a Catholic context; Huron College is affiliated with the Anglican Diocese of Huron. The Colleges provide valuable contributions to the University through their unique academic programs (such as the Human Ecology program at Brescia, Social Work at King's and International and Comparative Studies at Huron, for example) and offerings in departments in the Arts and Social Sciences correlative with programs at the Constituent University.
King's College is the largest of Western's three Affiliated Colleges and has recently completed a Strategic Plan, outlining the Colleges' mission, vision, and commitments as a Catholic community of learning. The Principal of King's College, Dr. Gerald Killan, has been invited to discuss the Strategic Plan, Vision, Values and Learning (Appendix 1) with members of Senate.
[This document is available in paper form from the University Secretariat.]