Senate Agenda - EXHIBIT IV - October 15, 1999



1. The Salamander Chair in Environmental Engineering

On July 5, 1999, on behalf of the Senate, SCUP approved the establishment of The Salamander Chair in Environmental Engineering with terms of reference summarized below, based on a gift of $750,000 from The Salamander Foundation. The Board of Governors approved the Chair at its meeting on September 23, and the public announcement of its establishment was made on September 29.

Subject to progress in fund raising, the position will be advertised in the fall of 1999 with the objective of filling the position effective July 1, 2000.

The appointee will hold a full-time joint appointment in the Departments of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering, while initial appointment to the Chair will be five years. The nature of the appointment will depend on the recommendation of the selection committee. If the committee recommends a new appointment for a limited term, the appointment may be made only at the level of Associate Professor. If, however, the selection committee recommends a probationary appointment at the Associate Professor level or appointment at the full Professor level, this will involve a long-term financial commitment, either through endowment of the Chair and/or a commitment of funds from the operating budget of the Faculty of Engineering Science.

The Salamander Foundation was founded in 1997 by Mrs. Nan Shuttleworth as one of the successor foundations to the former Richard & Jean Ivey Fund. The Foundation has dedicated its work to environmental, educational, and artistic interests. Mrs. Shuttleworth, Director of The Salamander Foundation and an alumna of Western (BA, '65), is the daughter of Lorraine Shuttleworth and a granddaughter of Richard and Jean Ivey. The Salamander Chair in Environmental Engineering is the Foundation's first gift to The University of Western Ontario.

2. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine

On behalf of the Senate, in July 1999 SCUP approved establishment of the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, based on a $2 million gift for endowment from Associated Medical Services, Incorporated. This Chair was formerly the Jason A. Hannah Chair for the History of Medical and Related Sciences which was established as a five year term chair in 1973.

Under the terms of the agreement, the current Hannah Chair, Professor Paul Potter, will be the first incumbent of the endowed Chair. The role of the Chair will be to contribute significantly through teaching and research to the body of scholarship on the history of medicine with specific focus on teaching undergraduates medical students on the history of medicine.

All appointments to the Chair will be conducted in accordance with the relevant policies of the University. Incumbents of the Chair will have recognized graduate preparation in the discipline of the history of medicine.

AMS has provided support for this Chair since its establishment and this change in the type of funding indicates AMS' overall dedication to the program.

Other AMS gifts to Western include funding during the Second Century Campaign for the purchase of a Digital Angiography Machine, and a gift during the Renaissance Campaign to establish the Kathleen Gordon Hannah Education Bursary Fund.

Associated Medical Services operates as a charitable organization and most of its resources are devoted to programs administered through the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine. The Institute is named in honor of founder Jason A. Hannah, who established one of Ontario's first medical insurance plans in the 1930's. Following the establishment of OHIP, proceeds from Hannah's private insurance plan were used to fund teaching and research in Ontario medical schools.

Five other Canadian universities are also home to Hannah Chairs: the University of Toronto, Queen's, the University of Ottawa and McMaster.

The Board of Governors approved the establishment of the endowed Chair on September 23, 1999, and the public announcement was made on September 27, 1999.

3. Masters Program in Engineering (Design and Manufacturing)

SCUP has authorized the submission to the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS) of a proposal for a full cost recovery, course-based, part-time M.Eng. Program in Design and Manufacturing to be offered jointly by the University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo and McMaster University.

The proposed program was approved by the Internal Appraisals Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies in May 1999 and by GPPC in September 1999. In the event the program is approved by OCGS, a proposal to establish and initiate the program will be recommended to SCUP and Senate.

Western already offers a full cost recovery course-based part-time M.Eng. program that includes a specialisation in Design and Manufacturing. The proposed program is very similar, except that it is a joint initiative of the Faculties of Engineering at Western, Toronto, Waterloo and McMaster, and it focusses exclusively on design and manufacturing. Courses would be offered by all four universities. Students would be registered at the university of their choice, but could take courses at any of the universities. Their degree would come from the institution at which they are registered.

The program objectives are to prepare employed design and manufacturing engineers so that they are equipped to deal with today's confusing array of competing design and manufacturing technologies.

To be eligible for admission students must have completed a four year baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering with grades to a mid-B or better, and should normally have had three years or more post-baccalaureate working experience in industry, or the equivalent.

No additional faculty resources would be needed for the program.

The anticipated enrolment in the program is 150 in the first year, increasing to 300 in year three.

4. Graduate Bursary Assistance

See Appendix 1 (shown below) which was reported to SCUP for information.

5. Report on New Graduate Scholarships/Awards/Bursaries

SCUP has approved on behalf of Senate the terms of reference for new scholarships, bursaries, prizes and awards shown below. These will be recommended to the Board of Governors, through the Vice-Chancellor, for approval.

Government of Ontario - Charles Drake Graduate Research Scholarships [Faculty of Graduate Studies]
Awarded annually to graduate students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents enrolled full-time in an approved graduate program who are engaged in Science or Technology research. Preference will be given to students conducting research in graduate programs in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. These scholarships are based on overall academic excellence. To be eligible, students must have maintained a minimum A-(80%) average in each of the last two years of study at the post secondary level. In addition, applicants will be evaluated on research ability or potential, communication skills, and interpersonal and leadership abilities. These latter will be assessed by a research proposal written by the student, demonstrated research productivity, thesis advisor's assessment, faculty reference letters specifically requested for this purpose, and the graduate program's assessment of the candidate. Students must also meet the criteria set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies to fit the OGSST guidelines. Final selection will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards Committee. These scholarships were made possible by a generous donation from John and Mary Beth Drake in memory of Dr. Charles Drake, a medical pioneer who revolutionized neurological surgery.

Students must apply for these scholarships. Application forms are available from eligible Graduate Program Offices or the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Complete applications are to be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by Graduate Programs no later than April 1.

Value: 5 at $15,000 for 9 years
Effective: 1999-2000 to 2007-2008

MBA '83 Award [Faculty of Graduate Studies/Social Science Division (Business)]
A continuing award for MBA students at the Richard Ivey School of Business. This award is targeted at recruiting top students into the program. Criteria include financial need and demonstrated success academically and professionally. Students must apply through the MBA Program Services office at Ivey by May 1. Awarded to a student entering the first year of the program, the award will be renewed for year two upon successful completion of year one. If a student does not meet this requirement, year two students will have an opportunity to apply for this award.

Value: Up to $10,000 annually
Effective: May 1999

Packianathan Chelladurai Award [Faculty of Graduate Studies]
Awarded to a full-time graduate student in a Masters or Doctoral program in Kinesiology, with a Sociocultural area of specialization, who demonstrates financial need and has maintained a minimum 78% academic average. Preference will be given to a student focusing on Sport Management. Applications may be obtained from the School of Kinesiology and must be returned by October 31. Selection of the recipient will be made by a committee of faculty members in consultation with the Graduate Chair of Kinesiology.

Value: $600
Effective: May 2000

Hudson's Bay Company MBA 2 Award [Faculty of Graduate Studies, Social Sciences Division/Business]
A second year award for MBA students targeted at recruiting top students into the program. Awarded on the basis of financial need and demonstrated success academically. Preference will be given to students interested in pursuing a career in the retail environment. The recipient will have the opportunity to undertake a paid work term with the Hudson's Bay Company. Applications can be obtained from the MBA Program Services office at the Richard Ivey Business School of Business. The application deadline is May 1. The MBA Scholarship Committee of the Richard Ivey School of Business will review and select each award recipient. Applicants are required to submit a short essay outlining their reasons for pursuing a career in the retail industry with particular emphasis on their strengths that will make their career path a successful one.

Value: $5,000
Effective: May 1999

The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University Award [Faculty of Graduate Studies]
Awarded to graduate students in any year or any program wishing to study abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, for full-year or summer courses, based on demonstrated financial need and academic achievement. Students attending full-year courses are to be given preference over those attending summer courses. Application forms and details regarding the application process can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar or the Faculty of Graduate Studies
. The deadline date for submissions is March 1. Award recipients will be announced by May 1 of each year, but receipt of the award is dependent on acceptance of the student by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Value: Awards will be granted, as funds permit, up to a total of $30,000 annually. A parallel award will be introduced for undergraduate students (1 at up to $10,000). Distribution may change subject to an annual review by the donor:

1 at up to $15,000 for graduate student awards
1 at up to $1,000 for graduate or undergraduate summer study
Effective: May 2000

This award will receive matched funding from the Ontario Government through the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund program.

Senate Agenda - EXHIBIT IV - October 15, 1999 Annex 1

Faculty of Graduate Studies


Bursaries are non-repayable, taxable grants issued to students who demonstrate financial need. They supplement other sources of funding such as OSAP, the student's own resources and/or those of the parents/spouse. Graduate bursaries are targeted towards students registered full-time in certain Category II programs [Education, CSD, OT (M.Cl.Sc. only), Library and Information Science, Journalism]; the bursaries contribute towards the differential between Category I and Category II tuition fees for those students demonstrating un-met financial need through an OSAP-type needs-assessment.


Either of the following sets of criteria must be met to be eligible to apply for Graduate Bursary Assistance:

Stream A Graduate Students

Definition: Students who are eligible to apply for government student loans (e.g. OSAP).


Stream B Graduate Students

Definition: Students who are not eligible to apply for government student loans (e.g. OSAP), for example because they do no meet citizenship requirements or have met the OSAP lifetime maximum for eligibility.

*Eligible Category II Programs are: Masters programs in Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy (M.Cl.Sc.), Library and Information Science, and Journalism.



1. October 15, 1999 (for continuing graduate students and September entry students)
2. January 15, 2000 (for January entry students)
3. May 15, 2000 (for May entry students)

Questions Regarding Eligibility:

Contact Financial Aid Services in Rm 180, Stevenson-Lawson Building (519) 661-3775 or email for questions regarding eligibility.