Board of Governors Motions for March 17, 2015

The following motions were approved by the Board of Governors at the March 17, 2015 meeting:


Motions Approved in Open Session:


THAT a $4.40 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the Degree students, and a $2.84 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the Diploma students, in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences for a two year term commencing in the fall of 2015 as outlined in the letter from Karin Wittenberg, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, dated January 5, 2015.

THAT a $42.50 per semester contribution be assessed against the Graduate students in the Department of Economics for an ongoing basis commencing in the fall of 2015 as outlined in the letter from Greg Smith, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, dated December 3, 2014.

THAT a $3.30 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the College of Nursing for a three year term commencing in the fall of 2015 as outlined in the letter from Beverly O'Connell, Dean, College of Nursing, dated December 3, 2014.

THAT a $7.00 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the Faculty of Science for a two year term commencing in the fall of 2015 as outlined in the letter from Stefi Baum, Dean, Faculty of Science, dated December 3, 2014.

THAT a $1.66 per credit hour contribution be assessed against the students in the Faculty of Social Work for a two year term commencing in the fall of 2015 as outlined in the letter from Jim  Mulvale, Dean, Faculty of Social Work, dated December 11, 2014.

THAT the Board of Governors approve the charge of a U-PASS fee of $130/semester to all UMSU and UMGSA members in the Fall and Winter semesters, to annually be increased by inflation at an amount set by the City of Winnipeg. The fee will be charged once program implementation is complete (either September 2015, January 2016, or September 2016). The participation of  the UMGSA membership is conditional upon their admittance to the U-PASS program by the City of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Transit.

THAT the Board of Governors approve:

A) Residence room rates for 2015/16 of:

Pembina Hall Residence - $6,604
Arthur Mauro Residence - $6,962
University College Residence and Mary Speechly Hall Residence:

• Single Room - $4,856
• Double Room - $3,102

B) Meal plan rates for 2015/16 of:

10 Meals per Week plus $500 FoodBucks - $4,665
15 Meals per Week plus $500 Food Bucks - $5,025
7-Day Unlimited plus $125 FoodBucks - $5,175
Super Saver Membership - $2,200 FoodBucks
Premium Membership - $2,800 FoodBucks

THAT the Board of Governors approve one new offer, eleven amended offers, and the withdrawal of three offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated January 13, 2015].

THAT the Board of Governors approve four new offers and four amended offers, as set out in Appendix A of the Report of the Senate Committee on Awards [dated December 11, 2014].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the establishment of an endowed research Professorship in Neurosciences [as recommended by Senate, February 4, 2015].

THAT the Board of Governors approve the merger of the Department of Textile Sciences and the Department of Biosystems Engineering, as outlined in the proposal dated August 18, 2014.


The Board received the following for Information:

Report of the University Discipline Committee for the period of September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.