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UBC Faculties and Schools: A History

Version 2.0 Compiled by Lisa Collins, Assistant Registrar, Senate & Curriculum Services Enrolment Services, September 19, 2005

Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved as a Faculty by the Senate February 16, 1916
  First recorded meeting of Faculty August 15, 1921
  First Dean of Faculty: Dean L. S. Klinck  
Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Change in name approved by the Senate May 22, 1968
Land & Food Systems, Faculty of Change in name approved by the Senate, effective February 1, 2005 November 24, 2004
  Change in name approved by the Board January 28, 2005
APPLIED SCIENCE, FACULTY OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved as a Faculty by the Senate February 16, 1916
  First recorded meeting of Faculty October 15, 1921
  First Dean of Faculty: Dean R. W. Brock  
ARTS & SCIENCE, FACULTY OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved as a Faculty by the Senate February 16, 1916
  First recorded meeting of Faculty August 16, 1921
  First Dean of Faculty: Dean G. E. Robinson  
  Senate approved division into two Faculties effective July 1, 1963 May 22, 1963
Arts, Faculty of First meeting of Faculty September 6, 1963
  First Dean of Faculty: Dean S. N. F. Chant  
Science, Faculty of First meeting of Faculty September 6, 1963
  First Dean of Faculty: Dean V. J. Okulitch  
ARCHITECTURE, SCHOOL OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved as a School by the Senate February 16, 1949
  Approved as a School by the Board February 28, 1949
  First Director of School: Mr. F. Lasserre  
Architecture & Landscape Architecture Approved as a School within Applied Science by the Senate May 17, 2005
  School approved by the Board July 14, 2005
AUDIOLOGY & SPEECH SCIENCES, DIVISION OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Division in the Department of Pediatrics 1970
Audiology & Speech Sciences, School of School approved by the Senate December 15, 1982
  School approved by the Board January 1983
  First Director: Dr. J. H. V. Gilbert  
COMMERCE
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Part of Department of Economics, Commerce, Political Science and Sociology in Arts & Science 1929
Commerce, Department of Department of Commerce in Arts & Science 1939
Commerce, School of Approved as a School in the Faculty of Arts & Science by the Senate August 25, 1950
  Approved as a School by the Board February 28, 1949
  First Director of School: Mr. E. D. MacPhee  
Commerce & Business Administration, Faculty of Approved as a Faculty by the Senate May 9, 1956
  Approved as a Faculty by the Board May 28, 1956
  First Dean of Faculty: Dean E. D. MacPhee  
Sauder School of Business Use of name approved by the Senate ("legal" name unchanged) February 25, 2004
COMMUNITY & REGIONAL PLANNING, SCHOOL OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved as a School in the Faculty of Graduate Studies by the Senate May 24, 1967
  Approved as a School by the Board 1967
  First Director of School: Dr. H. P. Oberlander  
DENTISTRY, FACULTY OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved as a Faculty by the Senate October 18, 1961
  First meeting of Faculty November 24, 1964
  First Dean of Faculty: Dean S. Wah Leung  
EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Department in Faculty of Arts & Science 1926
  Approved as a School by the Senate February 16, 1949
  Approved as a School by the Board February 28, 1949
  First Director of School: Dr. M. A. Cameron  
Education, Faculty of First meeting as a Faculty October 1, 1956
  First Dean of Faculty: Dean N. Scarfe  
FORESTRY, DEPARTMENT OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Department in Applied Science 1920
Forestry, Faculty of Approved as a Faculty by the Senate February 16, 1916
  First meeting as a Faculty July 1, 1950
  First Dean of Faculty: Dean L. Besley  
GRADUATE STUDIES, FACULTY OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved as a Faculty by the Board February 28, 1949
  First meeting of Faculty March 1, 1949

 

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Faculty of

First Dean of Faculty: Dean H. F. Angus

Name change approved by the Senate

 

July1, 2013

HEALTH DISCIPLINES, COLLEGE OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Established by the Senate October 17, 2001
  Approved by the Board November 15, 2001
  First Principal of the College: Dr. J. H. V. Gilbert  
HOME ECONOMICS, DEPARTMENT OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Department in Faculty of Arts & Science 1943
Home Economics, School of Approved as a School in the Faculty of Arts & Science by the Senate February 16, 1949
  Approved as a School by the Board February 28, 1949
  First Director of School: Miss C. S. Black  
Family & Nutritional Sciences, School of Approved as a School in the Faculty of Arts by the Senate November 16, 1983
  Approved as a School by the Board November 1983
  Disestablished as a School by the Senate (Family Studies faculty and programs transferred to School of Social Work & Family Studies in the Faculty of Arts.) January 20, 1999
  Disestablishment approved by the Board January 21, 1999
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES, COLLEGE FOR
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Established by the Senate effective January 1, 2007 November 15, 2006
  Approved by the Board December 7, 2006
  First Principal of the College: Dr. D. Steyn  
JOURNALISM, SCHOOL OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved as a School in the Faculty of Arts by the Senate January 15, 1997
  Approved as a School by the Board January 1997
  First Director of School: D. Logan  
LAW, FACULTY OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved as a Faculty by the Senate August 24, 1945
  Approved as a faculty by the Board August 27, 1945
  First Dean of Faculty: Dean G. F. Curtis  
LIBRARIANSHIP, SCHOOL OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved in principle as a School in the Faculty of Arts & Science by the Senate September 9, 1959
  First meeting of School December 1, 1961
  First Director of School: Dr. S. Rothstein  
Library, Archival & Information Studies, School of Name change approved by the Senate September 12, 1984
  Name change approved by the Board September 1984
MEDICINE, FACULTY OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved as a Faculty by the Senate November 27, 1947
  First meeting of Faculty October 12, 1950
  First Dean of Faculty: Dean M. Weaver  
MUSIC, DEPARTMENT OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Department in Arts 1971
Music, School of Approved as a School in the Faculty of Arts by the Senate March 19, 1986
  Approved as a School by the Board March 1986
  First Director of School: Dr. W. E. Benjamin  
NURSING, DEPARTMENT OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Department in the Faculty of Applied Science 1920
Nursing, School of Approved as a School by the Senate December 13, 1950
  Approved as a School by the Board January 3, 1951
  First Director of School: Miss H. E. Mallory  
OCCUPATIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, SCHOOL OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved as a School in Graduate Studies by the Senate January 19, 2000
  Approved as a School by the Board January 20, 2000
Environmental Health, School of Name change approved by Senate September 19, 2007
PHARMACY, DEPARTMENT OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Department in Faculty of Arts & Science 1947
Pharmacy, Faculty of First meeting of Faculty October 18, 1949
  First Dean of Faculty: Dean E. L. Woods  
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Senate approved change in name December 4, 1968
PHYSICAL EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Department in Faculty of Arts & Science 1947
Physical Education, School of Approved as a School by the Senate October 19, 1951
  Approved as a School by the Board January 2, 1952
  First Director of School: Mr. R. F. Osborne  
Physical Education And Recreation, School of Senate approved change in name February 10, 1960
Human Kinetics, School of Name changed to Human Kinetics March 17, 1993
REHABILITATION MEDICINE, SCHOOL OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Approved as a School by the Senate February 12, 1958
  First meeting of School December 13, 1961
  First Director of School: Dr. B. Fahrni  
Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Change in name approved by the Senate November 18, 1992
  Change in name approved by the Board November 1992
SOCIAL WORK, DEPARTMENT OF
Revised Name Action/Status Date
  Part of Department of Economics, Political Science and Sociology 1943
  Part of Department of Sociology 1945
Social Work, School of Approved as a School by the Senate February 16, 1949
  Approved as a School by the Board February 28, 1949
  First Director of School: Miss M. J. Smith  
Social Work & Family Studies Merged with Family Studies faculty and programs from Family & Nutritional Sciences and renamed as a School in the Faculty of Arts by the Senate January 20, 1999
  New name approved by the Board January 21, 1999

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