June senate


At its 490th meeting held on June 20, 2002, the Senate of York University:


approved, as recommended by the Executive Committee:



– nominations to fill vacancies on the Senate Tenure & Promotions Committee;


approved, as recommended by the Committee on Admissions, Recruitment and Student Assistance:



– changes to admissions requirements, PhD Program in Administration, Faculty of Graduate Studies;


– changes to admission requirements, Undergraduate Program in Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Pure & Applied Science;


approved, as recommended by the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Standards:



– establishment of the Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in Criminology, Faculty of Arts;


– establishment of the York–Seneca Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts Program in Professional Writing, Faculty of Arts;


– restructuring of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program, Schulich School of Business;


– establishment of the Bachelor of Education (Technological Studies) and Professional Certificate in Education (Technological Studies), Faculty of Education;


– establishment of the Graduate Diploma in Value Theory and Applied Ethics (Type 2), Faculty of Graduate Studies;


– establishment of the Honours Bachelor of Science major and minor degree program requirements in Geography, Faculty of Pure & Applied Science;


approved, as recommended by the Committee on Research:



– the continuation of the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS) for a period of six years with a full review to take place during the academic session 2007-2008;


noted a report for information from the Academic Policy and Planning Committee on:


– the call for 5-year plans from Faculties covering the 2003-2008 period;


– the Academic Planning Forum held May 27;


– the recommendation to the University Board of Governors to establish the Avie Bennett Historica Chairs in Canadian History and Canadian Literature;


noted a report for information from the Committee on Admissions, Recruitment and Student Assistance on:



– approval of new awards;


– the 2002 recipients of the Governor-General’s Gold Medals: Dr. Duff R. Waring, Graduate Program in Philosophy and Mr. Serguei I. Gorelski, Graduate Program in Chemistry;


– the 2002 recipients of the Governor-General’s Silver Medals: Ms Tsoline Mikaelian, Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Pure & Applied Science, Mr. Gill Frank, English, Faculty of Arts and Ms Helena Furtado, Kinesiology & Health Science & Psychology, Faculty of Arts;


– the 2002 recipient of the Murray G. Ross Award: Ms Julie Bowring, History, Faculty of Arts;


noted a report for information from the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Standards on:



– the revised edition of the Curriculum Handbook to be published both in hard copy and as a web-based document;


– minor changes to degree requirements, prerequisites and course approvals;


– minor changes to the Academic Rules of Osgoode Hall Law School for the LLB program;


noted a joint report for information from the Library Committee and the Committee on Academic Computing on:



– the review of York Libraries conducted in 2000;


The complete text of the minutes will be posted on the University Secretariat’s Web site at http://www.yorku.ca/secretariat/senate/.  For further information on any of these items, please contact the University Secretariat.


Next Senate Meeting: 4pm on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002 in the Senate Chamber