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 ^^| UBC ALUMNI ■ ■
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VOLUME 21, NO. 4, WINTER  1967
by Al Birnie
by John Turner
by Walter Hardwick
by Edward Higbee
A divorce in the making
by Daniel Latouche
by Clive Cocking
Frank C. Walden, BA'49, chairman
Stan Evans, BA'41, BEd'44, past chairman
Mrs. W. G. Newby, BA'37
Miss Kirsten Emmott, Sc 4
Dr. Joseph Katz, BA, MEd (Man.), PhD (Chicago)
Mrs. John McD Lecky, BA'38
Fred H. Moonen, BA'49
Douglas C. Peck, BCom'48, BA'49
Mrs. R. W. Wellwood, BA'51
Clive Cocking
John Breukelman
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association of The
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Business and editorial offices: Cecil Green Park, 6251
N.W. Marine Dr., U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C. Authorized
as second class mail by the Post Office Department,
Ottawa, and for payment of postage  in cash.
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free of charge to
alumni donating to the annual giving programme and 3
Universities Capital Fund. Non-donors may receive the
magazine by paying a subscription of $3.00 a year.
Member American Alumni  Council. Japan travel seminar
The Extension Department of the
University of British Columbia in conjunction with Canadian Pacific Airlines
is offering an educational travel programme to meet the need for an all-
round appreciation of the cultural, industrial, educational and governmental
aspects of the "New" Japan.
The Seminar is a two part programme.
The first part being a series of orientation lectures at the University itself,
and the second being the actual four
week guided tour of Japan in May of
TheTravel Seminar will begin in Tokyo;
proceed via the Grand Shrine of Ise,
to Kyoto and Nara. A few days will be
spent in the Osaka-Kobe industrial
heart of Japan, then on to the storied
port and castle town of Himeji; to the
famous folk arts centre of Kurashiki;
and to Hiroshima and the great shrine
at Miyajima; returning through rural
Japan, along the Japan Sea Coast,
through the ancient district of Shinshu
and back to Tokyo.
Total cost of the Travel Seminar, including lectures, economy air fare, hotels and meals is $1,500, and if you
wish, may be paid through CPA's convenient Pay Later Plan.
A detailed brochure is available.
Simply clip out the coupon and send it to
Please send me complete details on
the Japan Travel Seminar.
Jack kenneth stathers, former manager of administration and planning for Brenda Mines, has
been appointed director of the alumni association.
He brings to the position, which he officially assumed
November 13, considerable managerial experience
and a host of new ideas for alumni action. Alumni
association president Mr. John McD. Lecky has
welcomed the appointment as an extremely timely
"We are indeed fortunate to have secured a man
of Mr. Stathers' ability at a time when the alumni
association is trying to give a new thrust to its
activities," she said. "I predict a whole new era for
the alumni association."
To Stathers, 35, the alumni association's basic
concern must be to help to improve the quality of
education that the university offers. Tn this regard,
one of his most intriguing ideas is that the association
should consider adopting a new function: research
into university problems. The recent alumni report
on university government is an example of the work
he feels the association should be doing on a regular
basis. "As an association we have an interest in the
problems and needs of UBC and a responsibility to
comment on them," said Mr. Stathers. "There is no
doubt in my mind that we have the capacity to produce important studies on university matters that
would be of service to the university. This is a vital
function and it should be ours."
In line with this, the new director believes closer
contact is needed with alumni outside Greater Vancouver. Mr. Stathers would like to see regular pro
grams — of speakers, discussion groups and films —
established to more intimately involve alumni in
other centers in the affairs of the university.
"Through this I would hope to get a flow of ideas
and information back to the university," he said.
As for strengthening contacts with alumni in the
Vancouver area, Mr. Stathers is impressed with the
role the recently launched Young Alumni Club
is playing. Since the summer the club has been drawing many graduating students and recent graduates
to the functions at Cecil Green Park, the new alumni
headquarters on the campus. "I hope," said Mr.
Stathers, "that through such activities we can become more involved with the ordinary student on
campus than we have been in the past."
Almost invariably problems of education today
come down to money and Mr. Stathers is adamant
on the need to get more financial support for the
university. "I feel we can achieve a better record
of alumni giving than we have had," he said.
Mr. Stathers' return to UBC comes almost 10
years after he left the campus, his studies complete.
In 1958 he completed a master of arts degree in geography with first class standing. Three years earlier
he took his bachelor of arts, majoring in geography,
history and physics. Prior to joining Brenda Mines
in 1966, he held positions as economic consultant
with Noranda Mines Ltd., president of Stradone
Enterprises Ltd. and of Skagit Projects Ltd. and also
as industrial economist with B.C. Hydro and Power
Authority. □ Prof. G. F. McGuigan in dialogue wth Arts I students.
Associate Editor, The Ubyssey
Shoes off, some even with socks off and exhuber-
antly wiggling their toes, the students sit, sprawl
and lie all over the large blue-carpeted room. Chewing gum, munching apples or thoughtfully studying
the spiralling smoke of their cigarettes, they listen to
the professor sitting cross-legged in their midst. He
pauses to sip from his canned soft drink. A lounging
student rouses himself and bluntly disagrees with the
professor, sparking murmurs of agreement and dissent. As the room fills with the sharp exchange of
ideas, the professor leans back and leisurely lights
his pipe.
No, the scene is not some ivory tower symposium
held at a retreat safely miles away from campus.
This is a classroom at UBC—now. It's a typical
meeting of a group in the university's new Arts I
program, an experiment in freshman education. It is
an experiment that could revolutionize UBC's approach to the teaching of the liberal arts.
Arts I is a total involvement approach to learning.
Organizers of the program, believing with Marshall
McLuhan that involvement is the key to learning,
are endeavoring to create an atmosphere which integrates students' off-campus interests with classroom
discussions. They have rejected the trend toward
early specialization in favor of broad study of the
classic problems of human existence—love, education, war, death. It is a learning experience carried
on through discussion, reading, film, slides and individual action and research. Though started only in
September, Arts I has already won the praise of the
students involved.
"It's a learning trip," says a long-haired, mustachioed Bruce Donaldson. "You become addicted to
reading, learning, talking on a highly personal level
about what other men throughout history have done
to solve their everyday problems and what we can do
to solve ours."
Bubbly redhead Luanne Armstrong is equally enthusiastic: "Everyone in Arts I thinks it is the best
possible thing that could happen to them at
Drama student Bill Grant analyzes it this way:
"Kids come here confused, frightened, and unable or
at least unwilling to do any constructive thinking for
themselves, wondering if university will be just as
boring as high school. But in Arts I, everyone is
totally interested and enthusiastic about what they
are doing."
Faculty members watching the progress of the
program are less open in their praise but are optimistic. "It is too early to say if it is going to be sue- cessful, but I agree with the general concept and
think it is one of the more interesting ways to combat the problems of the individual student in the
modern university," says UBC consultant psychiatrist Dr. Conrad Schwarz.
Under the sponsorship of the Canadian Union of
Students Dr. Schwarz last year published a nationwide study of the problems university students feel
they have most difficulty handling. Despondency and
lack of self-confidence were the two most deeply-felt
problems, he found. To a large degree, the study
showed, these problems stemmed from large classes
and the growing impersonality in faculty-student
Awareness of these problems played a big "part in
the planning of Arts I. The program planners were
concerned with the unco-ordinated presentation of
material by various disciplines, much of it remote
from the day-to-day interests of the students. And it
was painfully clear that the often lacklustre teaching
through large lectures tended to deaden students' intellectual vigor. The result: a continuing high failure
and dropout rate (currently about 40 per cent) in the
first year.
The development of Arts I dates back to former
president Dr. John B. Macdonald's report, Guide-
posts to Innovation, which set out the basic concepts.
The ideas were outlined in more detail in a Faculty
of Arts committee report, Discipline and Discovery,
in 1965. The committee recommended that first
year arts students be offered a core program of general studies based on such broad concepts as Man
and Society, Man and Thought, and Man and Expression. Such a course, the committee urged, should
be taught by experienced instructors through a combination of large group lectures and small seminars.
The reports laid the foundation for Arts I. The structure was worked out in two years of discussion and
Arts I has been established as a three-year pilot
project. It has been organized in two sections of approximately 120 volunteer students each taught by
six instructors. The program offers nine units, or
three courses, toward a year's standing. On top of
this, Arts I students take two regular courses, normally one foreign language and one in either the
humanities, science or mathematics.
A normal week of the program involves two lectures to the entire section, one by an Arts I professor
and the other usually by an invited specialist, such as
a scientist. One hour is alloted for the lecture and
another for questions and debate. During the rest of
the week, the section splits into seminar groups of
10 and 20 students each under the leadership of an
instructor. Once every two weeks each student has
a private one-hour discussion with his seminar
leader. On occasion, the section may also see special
movies, slides or take field trips.
"The bulk of the students' time is spent in independent reading, thinking, discussion and writing
stimulated by the requirements and hopefully, the
very environment of Arts I," says Dr. Ian Ross, co-
chairman of the faculty committee co-ordinating the
program and himself a section leader.
Arts I is not made up of a specially-selected student elite. Students were allowed to enter by indicating their interest in the program on their registration
forms. Theoretically, the professors involved were to
select a cross section to fill the 240 places, but all
243 who applied were allowed in.
The two sections of Arts I have slightly different
course outlines but both groups operate on a theme
approach. Group I studies the themes of Utopia, war,
imperialism, tyranny and communications. Their discussions are based on reading the following impressive list: Plato's Republic, Lenin's State and Revolution, Eliot's Wasteland, The Bible, Montaigne's
Essays, Hobbes' Leviathan, McLuhan's Understanding Media, and D. H. Lawrence's The Rainbow.
Group II examines five universal topics: war, love,
death, work and education. Their readings are from
Tolstoy, Plato, Freud, Buddha, John Stuart Mill,
John Dewey and Paul Goodman.
Another unique feature of the new program is
that students have complete freedom in choosing
their term projects. Instead of writing the normal
term papers, they can do a sociological study, paint,
work on sculpture, write a play or even make a
movie. To Dr. Ross a major reason for Arts I is to combat the narrowing or limiting effect of specialization.
For example, he says, "If the political scientist is
refining his techniques for determining through polls
what the state of political opinion is, and yet losing
track of the history of political parties, and having no
awareness of how literature has tried out political
situations, it seems that he's cut off from so much in
our society and so much in our inheritance." The
new arts program is geared to make such connections.
Dr. Ross, who is an associate professor of English,
admits, however, that students wishing to enter certain majors after their Arts I year may suffer slightly from a lack of technically-orientated introductory
courses. But, he says, "I defy anyone to say that the
seek to probe a little deeper into unfamiliar
Full evaulation of Arts I will be a long range project. It will involve obtaining the reaction of professors teaching in the program. It will also mean
studying how students progress after they go from
Arts I into the regular program in second year. In
addition, an independent faculty committee of evalu-
ators will run tests to compare the performance of
Arts I students with those in the normal first year
If the new program proves successful, Dr. Ross
would like to see it expanded to the point where all
freshmen would have a choice between the normal
program and Arts I. He would also like to see a
Science I program organized along similar lines.
experience of looking into the patterns of human behavior that emerge in history or a work of literature,
has nothing to do with what the psychologist, may do
when he studies some psychological situation in a
particular and professional way."
Assigning of marks in the new arts program will
be on the basis of an A, B, C, or fail standing at the
end of the year. It will be based on the sum of the
student's work during the year. "They're not going
to be graded on the work they turn in as they turn
it in throughout the session," says Dr. Ross. "We're
trying to avoid any attempt to motivate them on the
basis of competing for grades." A file of each student's work is kept by his seminar leader and the
mark will be allotted by reference to it. Students will
be able to appeal their marks to the six Arts I professors. "Only if they haven't been doing any work
will they get a fail," says Dr. Ross.
Arts I is well underway now, but it would be a
mistake to think it came into existence without any
birthpangs. In the formative stages the program had
its share of opposition from the various faculty members. The opposition was based mainly on the argument that freshmen were not mature enough for the
program. When Arts I was proposed to an arts
faculty meeting it was greeted with scorn by classics
department head, Dr. Malcolm McGregor. He said
bluntly: "The first-year student will get no benefit
from discussion in what are comically called 'seminars'. He will be talking on a basis of solid ignorance."
Dr. Ross says it is still too early to evaluate the
new program, but points out that the students seem
well able to articulate arguments, and are enthusiastic about it. "In my first seminars, it was noticeable that they wanted to go on talking after it was
time to stop," he says. "Maybe one test (of the program's success) will be when we've exhausted the
obvious things about the things we've studied and
The Arts I students themselves have already begun
evaluating the program. The result: an almost
unanimous awarding of top marks. In fact, the writer,
having talked to several classes, found only one student who had any criticism at all of the program.
And that was that the two regular courses he had to
take were seriously cutting into the time he would
like to spend on Arts I.
With their own building (the old music building)
open at all hours for coffee, meetings, or discussions,
the Arts I group is developing into a real community
of learners. That, of course, was the idea behind
setting aside a special building.
"Most Arts I students spend most of their time in
the building, talking, studying or working on projects," says Luanne Armstrong. "Personally, I find
the university day, instead of being a series of dull
lectures with coffee breaks in between, is one continuum of activity which passes almost unconsciously. There is never enough time to do everything you want to."
At the beginning of the year, students tended to
let the professors do most of the talking and run the
classes, says John Brozak. But this has now been
overcome. "The kids have overcome their fear of expressing themselves and now at least 80 per cent of
them are actively participating in discussions and
determining subject material of seminars, to the
point of suggesting books to read and channeling the
flow of discussion."
Many students have become committed to the
Arts I style of learning. The traditional lecture approach no longer rates with them. As one Arts I student, Jacqui Mansell, put it: "After learning in the
Arts I environment we go to our other de-personalized big classes and just don't feel part of that type
of structure."
In fact, the big worry of many students in the new
program is: after Arts I what? Why not Arts II? □ Government and the Academic
by the Hon. JOHN TURNER, BA'49
Registrar-General of Canada
During the Learned Societies meetings in Ottawa
last spring, a small group of economists and political
scientists from universities across Canada gathered
in my office to talk about a variety of matters. Discussion, however, soon became centered on one
issue—the role of the academic in modern government.
As part of my new responsibilities as registrar
general, a portfolio that Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced will soon be transformed into a department of consumer and corporate affairs, two
"task forces" of university professors were established to plan new approaches to securities and corporation law. The creation of these task forces raised
some important questions concerning the relationship that should exist between the scholar and
government. Should government research be kept
privileged? Must information given to the academic
in confidence, be kept private? How should the
government treat the scholar, and what should the
scholar's responsibility be to government?
Questions Touched Nerves
These questions touched a sensitive nerve with
members of the group. The discussion brought forth
strong opinions on matters of academic integrity,
ministerial responsibility, independence of the university, fear of government control and similar
questions on the relationship between the academic
and government. It prompted me to think that further examination was vital on this issue.
To begin with, we, in this country, have had a
strong tradition of separation between university and
government. The need for independent universities
and free-thinking teachers has been stoutly maintained and rightly so. There would be nothing more
dangerous for Canadian society than to cut off or
restrict our flow of ideas, criticism and particularly
dissent. As Senator William J. Fulbright of the
United States has stated: "... There are great
mutual benefits in relations between the universities
and government, but when the relationship becomes
too close, too extensive, the higher functions of the
university are in danger of being compromised."
Yet, against this principle of separation of state
and university, we must balance the urgent need of
government for new knowledge, information and
thought. In this age when innovation is the keynote
and where government is engaged in a multitude of
complicated tasks, the requirement for brain power
is paramount. The public service of this nation is
excellent, but often cannot supply the specialized,
finely honed skills and intellects necessary for the
solution of many pressing problems. The demands
on modern government to provide the best legislation in difficult economic, social and scientific matters requires the mobilization of highly trained
specialists. It is, therefore, a matter of growing concern that government have the benefit of the mind
and talent of the university scholar.
Government Needs Scholars
It is equally important that the academic community becomes acquainted and experienced in the
working of government. There are many aspects of
our social, economic and political life that can be
revealed only through a vantage point within our
governmental system, where problems have not only
to be analyzed, but solved.
But difficulties, some real, some imagined, exist
in working out a mutually beneficial flow of talent
from university to government. One obstacle is the
distrust between members of both worlds. There are
many academics who consider politics somewhat
distasteful and any form of involvement to be pros-
9 titution. On the other side, many politicians and civil
servants nurture the stereotype of the naive "Mr.
Chips" academic. Needless to say, both images are
badly distorted and ridiculous.
More serious are questions raised by the group
of professors with whom I discussed this issue. For
example, must the academic doing research for
government confide the results only to the minister
and not be free to publish and publicly use the information? Further, should an academic be free once
he has left government service to take issue with the
government on matters which he had intimate access
to confidential information? There are a host of
important questions of this kind, relating to academic freedom.
This position is countered by the need for those
in government to maintain a degree of confidence
and responsibility in the inner workings of their
My own general answer is that while the freedom
of the academic to use his findings and to express
his opinion must not be impaired, there must be
acceptable guidelines established as to what constitutes a breach of confidence. It is not an easy balance
to draw, and it must be done with care. As long as
ministers are responsible to Parliament and people
for the decisions of government, they must maintain
the right of direction and control of advice, opinion
and policy developed under their authority. As soon
as Parliament, however, has had the opportunity to
consider the matter and make some decision, then
there should be every opportunity for the scholars to
take up the matter for debate and discussion. Such
debate should be encouraged. The critical point is
the need to hold confidence until Parliament opens
the issue for public examination. In this case, the
scholar must recognize his responsibilities, just as
government must not be overly stringent in its application of this principle.
One further way of overcoming this problem of
where government goes for ideas would be the
establishment of various "Think Tanks". Independent research corporations, such as the Rand Corporation or Brookings Institute in the U.S.A., must
be established in this country so that government as
well as business, labour and private groups can contract for specific projects and call upon top flight
intellectual resources for problem solving. In such
institutions, investigation, analysis and assessment
can be done without some of the attendant problems
encountered with direct government sponsorship of
research. The present method of using Royal Commissions and task forces is proving to be both expensive, and at times unrewarding in providing the
kind of thoughtful, long range analysis and recommendations that government needs. □
Season's Q/teetings
Canada Life
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AS    A    FINGERPRINT — SINCE    1847
rTiHERE was something for both the scholars and
-*- the swingers at Homecoming 67. Scholarly-
inclined alumni had their pick of a week-long
series of seminars and discussions on the Orient.
For the swingers Oct. 23-29 was a week of football,
and parties climaxed by the Homecoming Ball.
The 51st annual homecoming, in fact, had something for everyone—whether it was a class reunion,
a beauty contest or a parade.
Homecoming 67 was officially launched Monday,
Oct. 23, with a speech to the Vancouver Board of
Trade by Commerce Dean Philip White on the subject of what the university can do for the business
community. Thursday was ladies' day with a seminar on Inscrutable China at Cecil Green Park. The
speakers were Dr. James Parsons, visiting professor
of history at Simon Fraser University, and Peter
Trueman, national director of the United Nations
Association of Canada.
The spotlight shifted to Japan on Friday with a
seminar on doing business with Japan. This was a
day-long exchange of information and views on
Canada-Japan trade by university specialists and top
businessmen from both countries. The intellectual
events were wound up Saturday with two further
seminars, one looking at relations between Japan
and the West and the other a session for teachers on
teaching about Japan.
The highlight, however, on Saturday was the official presentation to the university of the $200,000
Cecil Green Park estate. The mansion and grounds,
formerly known as the Yorkeen property, were formally handed over to UBC by Dr. Cecil Howard
Green of Dallas, Texas, after whom it is now named.
About 200 faculty members, graduates and guests
were at the clifftop estate for the ceremony. Mr.
Green studied engineering at UBC from 1918 to
1921. He later obtained a master of science degree
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Green admire plaque at formal
opening of Cecil Green Park.
Class of '17. L to R.Mrs. Sherwood Lett,
A bercrombie.
Chancellor J. M. Buchanan,
Mrs.   A.   Smith,   Mr.   Wm.
from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went
on to establish an instrument manufacturing company in Texas. Mr. Green was awarded an honorary
doctorate in science by UBC in 1964. Cecil Green
Park, the home of the alumni association office, will
be used as a centre for increased university-community contact.
Students and alumni also had a taste that Saturday of the more traditional homecoming events.
There was the annual fun-filled parade through
downtown, which drew 43 entries this year. Theme
of the parade was a salute to the Pacific Rim countries—and the students saluted with gusto. Mini-
skirted cheerleaders, hip-swaying hula girls (and
somewhat less nubile hula boys) and other revellers
swarmed on and around the floats. The float themes
that were most popular were Polynesian, Hawaiian
and Mexican. But the slogans were of all sorts—
psychedelic, social and just plain blue. "Support
lawyers—commit a crime today," blared the law students' float. A sign on Kappa Sigma fraternity's
float advised, "Mexico has the highest standard of
living in the world (if you like pot)."
The parade was followed by the traditional homecoming football game and the outcome of it is something coach Frank Gnup undoubtedly hopes won't
become traditional. UBC Thunderbirds were beaten
14-6 by Saskatchewan. Following the game, there
was a hot rum party at Cecil Green Park and reunions of the classes of 1922, 1927, 1932, 1937,
1942, 1947, 1952, 1957 and 1962. The festive week
wound up with the annual Homecoming Ball at
which second-year home economics student Denise
Sexton,  19, was chosen Homecoming Queen.
1 1 Will
billow the clouds and send the sun's rays shining
through are universally welcome in mid-winter. That
break in the overcast has an invigorating effect on
Vancouverites that can only be felt, not described.
On such days thousands take to their cars and
their feet to reintroduce themselves to the landscape
lost in the grey and mist of winter.
In summer, thousands of tourists visit our scenic
drives comparing the greens and blues and majesty
of our mountain and fjord landscape with the browns
and greys and uniformity of their prairie or California homes. Vancouver is known for its scenic
drives, and their value to our urban environment is
Yet, repeatedly our drives are sabotaged by
people unaware of the total network and its place in
the lives of thousands of people. When Allan Fotheringham of The Sun recently revived the demand that
Jericho be returned to the city and Point Grey Road
extended to Spanish Banks, his cry was received with
widespread support.
When voters were asked after the war to provide
funds to buy waterfront lands along Beach Avenue,
the support was overwhelming. When the Upper
Levels was developed it became clogged with
"Sunday drivers".
Reprinted from the Vancouver Sun. Hardwick is a professor of geography at UBC.
12 ... become this ?
In fact, I am sure most people on the Lower
Mainland believe it is public policy to maintain and
extend these drives. In reality, there is little coordinated policy.
In fact, one scenic drive is currently being threatened and only a sound of public indignation can
save it in its present form.
While The Sun, the Mayor and the government of
Canada are negotiating the return of Jericho, the
provincial Department of Highways and the Department of Physical Plant of the University of British
Columbia are working equally hard doing away with
the scenic drive around Point Grey—the drive to
which the road through Jericho is supposed to
Surveyors have been on the job planning a new
four-lane expressway starting near Spanish Banks,
rounding UBC, passing Sixteenth Avenue and ending at Forty-first and Marine. In fact, part of the
expressway is now built.
A map of the route printed in a recent issue of
UBC Reports shows part of the present drive near
Wreck Beach ending in a cul de sac while the Totem
Park and Nitobe Gardens are lost beside an
The reasons for this stem from the fact that most
people arriving at UBC come between 8:00 and
8:30 in the morning and cause traffic jams that rival
those at Lions Gate. The new road will certainly
speed traffic; however, as at Lions Gate, the ap
proaches to parking lots are as much the problem as
the streets themselves.
An alternate plan to run the major thoroughfare
down the city side of the campus, past the stadium,
health centre, and the new student union building,
all traffic generators—the obvious place for a major
road—has been opposed by a powerful lobby of
deans, professors, and business executives who live
in the Wesbrook Crescent area.
Where, then, are the supporters of our scenic
drive? Where are those who cherish a winding road
through the trees, past totems, gardens, and scenic
lookouts? As usual, they are not even aware that
the pragmatic engineers solving a local traffic problem plan to desecrate one of our major amenities.
Without any professional watchdog of our amenities, how are they to know?
My analysis of the Point Grey situation says the
winding scenic drive can stay and the parks and lookouts can be improved by the parks board. The
existing freeway from the southeast can veer away
from the edge of the peninsula into the parking lots
at the southern edge of the campus. If a major
thoroughfare is needed to connect this road with
Chancellor Boulevard, it must not threaten our
scenic drive.
Are you listening Mr. Gaglardi, Dr. Hare, Mayor
Campbell, Mr. Puil, and Mr. Merilees? One watchdog has barked. Q
13 The Urban Crisis
and the Agrarian Mind
Edward Higbee, author of The Squeeze: Cities Without Space, here
discusses with Chronicle editor Clive Cocking the root causes of the
crisis in North American cities. Higbee, professor of geography at
the University of Rhode Island, was a visiting professor at UBC for
the fall term.
COCKING: Urbanization is pointed to as the cause
of many of the major problems in North America today. Certainly our cities are wracked with severe
physical and social problems. What is it that distinguishes the city today from urban society in the recent past and from rural society?
HIGBEE: In the past, a minority of the total population of a nation was urbanized and the majority
lived on farms or small towns. These small towns
were really service institutions for the farms. This
was true up until the early part of this century in advanced urbanized nations such as the U.S. and Canada. These cities were essentially managers of a
natural resource base—farms, forests, mines. We
had in those times a manpower-operative industry,
and we classified our labour as skilled labour or unskilled labour on the basis of how respected was the
individual within the blue-collar industry complex.
That's the city which most of our parents knew, and
some of us who are older knew as children. What is
fundamentally different about the city as it has
emerged now is that it is the home of the majority of
the population. The older forms of manual blue-
collar labour are giving way to automation. Inanimate energy is replacing human energy. Intelligence
is becoming the basic resource. Cities, instead of becoming simply managers of resources, are in effect
becoming the producers of resources. We are taking
cruder and cruder materials and producing more
sophisticated,   more   useful   and   more   abundant
materials. This is why I call the city a synthetic environment. Because it is able to serve, to accommodate more people than the natural world could ever
possibly have accommodated—and with a higher
standard of living. The reason for this is the city has
begun to not only capitalize on intelligence but to
generate intelligence and by generating intelligence it
can constantly do more with less and give more with
less. But in doing so it is making greater and greater
demands on our intelligence. Part of that intelligence
certainly has to do with how perceptively, how comprehensively we can deal with the organization of our
physical environment.
COCKING: From what I read about cities, about
them becoming ghettoes of the poor and so on, I
wonder if we are dealing perceptively with our physical environment.
HIGBEE: I don't think that we're aware of the fact
that our fate is really in our hands, that the decisions
we make about the city are fundamental decisions
about the total quality of our life. We may be aware of
the statistics that 60 to 70 per cent of our population
now live in cities and by the year 1980 between 80 or
85 per cent may live in cities. But I don't think it has
quite penetrated our policy-making decisions. It
hasn't quite penetrated the attitude of the voter—
that what the city is about is creating the place and
the opportunities that either are going to enrich or
cripple his life. And that we are no longer able to
look toward nature to provide us with resources or
14 an adequate standard of living. The latter is primarily, I would say, the attitude of the agrarian and
most of us are still thinking with agrarian minds because our parents or grandfathers may well have
been farmers—it was true of my family, my great
grandfather and grandfather were farmers. Now,
fundamental to the outlook of an agrarian is the
ownership of his property. If he possesses this property he has the capacity to corral the energy of the
sun and to use his own muscular energy and intelligence and create resources and obtain security and
COCKING: You are suggesting that we have sort of
carried this agrarian attitude into the city and this is
one of the reasons for our problems?
HIGBEE: I believe so. I would like to point out
really why this is impossible in an urban society for
the individual to look forward to the kind of security
that the agrarian could look forward to when he
came to the prairie provinces of Canada and to the
prairie states of the U.S. Then he could in fact look
return of investment in people—now I'm not thinking
of just investment in schools because in addition
to schools there are many forms of cultural development which contribute to the refinement of intelligence—we would find the benefits far exceed the
costs. But more critical is what I call the agrarian
mind directing urban affairs.
COCKING: I suspect we have quite a few of those
over in Victoria, but what exactly do you mean by
the agrarian mind?
HIGBEE: This is the kind of mind which is fundamentally property conscious in an age where intelligence is the basis of resources. So that even from the
standpoint of taxation we are basing much of our
taxation on, in so far as it provides services in the
city, property, instead of what is really the generator
of our wealth, intelligence and talent. If the basis of
our urban taxation was shifted from property to
intelligence then I believe we would be focussing
our attention on the really productive element in our
urban environment.
. . . It is impossible in an urban society for the individual to look
forward to the kind of security the agrarian could look forward to . . .
forward to security, to the ability to produce his own
resources if he owned his parcel of land. The ownership of property in the city, does not by and large
give us any sense of security. The ownership of a
home does not depend on the ownership of a piece of
land or the title which one may have. Quite obviously
you can not produce enough resources on a house
lot to sustain the family.
COCKING: Where does our security now lie?
HIGBEE: Security lies basically in our talents, our
employability—the kind of job we can get, therefore
the kind of income that we will have to spend. In an
urban society, there is no possibility for the average
citizen to look forward to security in the ownership
of property. Fundamentally, it's because the nature
of resources and energy have changed. The kind of
technology we have developed of using inanimate
resources in very complex industrial equipment and
organizations means that this is no longer possible.
COCKING: Our urban problems are of such magnitude—and in the U.S. yours are of even greater
magnitude—that they require considerable government action to solve. But do our government leaders
in fact understand these aspects of urbanization?
HIGBEE: I don't really believe they do understand
or they would take a different point of view. They
are constantly, it seems to me, preoccupied with
what is called the tax base, with how much things
are going to cost and they are not so aware of what
are the benefits. If we would look at the long term
COCKING: This would mean a shift from property
tax to income tax?
HIGBEE: That's right. The reason this is needed is
that the emphasis on the property tax has gotten us
into quite a few serious impasses regarding rational
land planning of the physical city. It has also gotten
us into a rather irrational and backward state of
mind regarding the development of educational systems, and other systems of human welfare such as
adequate social security and medicare. Your medicare program in Canada is more advanced than ours
in that more people are included and even those
who cannot contribute because they are functionally
incapable of contributing, too poor or they are not
earning any incomes at all, are included. We are only
on the verge of bringing in people who haven't
contributed to the system. As yet, a great many
people in our country are not eligible for public
medical care. How does it fit in? Well, to be functional in our society we must not only have developed skills and talents but we also have to be in
fairly healthy condition. But why don't we provide
these? Well, most of these services must be supported
by the local tax base on property, they're not basically supported by the federal tax on income. Therefore, when the source of wealth is fundamentally not
property, why should property be taxed and why
shouldn't taxpayers rebel? But if the fundamental
source of wealth is talent then there is every reason
to tax talent to provide the services which create
15 talent — adequate educational systems, universal
health care systems and certainly adequate universal
social security systems. It would be more rational
to tax a person on the basis of his income, which
reflects his skill and training, than on how big his
house is. You see, where the burden of local services
is on the homeowner, the taxpayer recognizes the
irrationality of that tax because he has no security in
the ownership of that house and yet his security is
being even further jeopardized by heavy taxation.
And what do we find as a consequence of this? We
find that, in the U.S. at least, this is one of the very
strong motives for moving to suburbia.
COCKING: Speaking of the flight to the suburbs, the
sprawl development that is in evidence in many of
these areas is regarded as a root cause of many urban
problems — everything from transportation to the
provision of adequate sewage treatment facilities.
What can be done to end misuse of land?
HIGBEE: I see the city as an ecological form and the
basic demand  is  one for human  accommodation.
wipe out some of the attractions of speculation. At
the same time, while they're wiping out the attractions of speculation, we're going to increase the
attractions for long term investment. Whereas only
certain parts of the country have benefitted by having
large single land ownerships — I mean single land
ownerships over large areas that have come into
urbanization as in New Mexico and California—we
find in the east, for instance, between Boston and
Washington insurance companies and other big corporate enterprises are beginning to assemble land
into large units. This they do when they're building
new towns for instance. New towns as they are
built in the States are private enterprise operations.
But you can't build a new town without having
control over quite a sizeable chunk of landscape. So
that where we find private investment beginning to
develop large blocks of land on an orderly fashion it
is also engaging in articulate dialogue with government at various levels — local, state and even federal
to determine what the public's commitment is going
.  . . One freedom we will have to forego in becoming a highly
urbanized society is the freedom to use land in any way we wish . . .
This has nothing to do with ideology, but with the
quality of living and how you achieve the quality of
living in an urban society. Obviously the organization of landscape is a fundamental feature of this,
because we are terrestrial animals. We have found
that our technology obliges us to work in the very
narrow confines of metropolitan areas and this
creates an enormous problem in physical organization. We can't stretch land space, but we can build
on top of space and add to it vertically, but you can't
stretch it horizontally. So, we definitely must come
to the point of controls over the use of space. In
order to preserve the freedoms of our individual
lives we must in any kind of society forego absolute
freedoms. One of the freedoms we will have to
forego in becoming a highly urbanized society is the
freedom to use land in any way we wish. We'll have
to use land so that it will not only satisfy our needs
but will certainly not undermine the living quality
and needs of others.
COCKING: This means we'll have to forego the
right to speculate in land.
HIGBEE: Very likely our society within the very
near future will come to much stronger controls over
the use of land. Speculation is really based on an
almost uninhibited freedom to use land as may be
desired. And quite obviously, if we have to project
larger and larger populations living on a limited
extent of land we must also project that to do this is
going to call for more controls. Controls are going to
to be over the long haul. If you're going to invest in a
piece of private property and have before you the
fact that this is at least a 20 year process of development and possibly a 100 year process of management, you will want to co-ordinate your investment
with the public investment which will have to go
into it, such as schools and roads. You will want to
know what the public is willing to commit itself to
before you commit your private resources. At the
same time the public is faced with the fact that it's
very necessary to get the most service out of the
least dollars. And if it takes its responsibility
seriously it will want to plan the long range service
and capital commitment. This is simply a matter of
efficiency. We could put it this way, that there can be
no increase fundamentally in the tax base unless the
private economy and its employees increase their
efficiency. Therefore, if we don't organize the landscape in such a way that the efficiency of our private
economy is increased by the way our landscape is
laid out, managed, ordered and served, and if we
don't increase our efficiency in the way that public
investment is made in ordering, serving and arranging this landscape — we can get ourselves into
catastrophic spending and confusion, both in the
private economy and the public economy. We could
wind up, considering the scale on which our organization is taking place, in almost total social bankruptcy.
16 COCKING: But do you think that controls, in the
planning sense, will be adequate in future?
HIGBEE: I don't think so. For the reason that I don't
think that we can at this date predict the future very
far in advance. To be specific, when you say that a
piece of land should be preserved for residences,
and another piece for industry, and another piece
for port, and ribbons and pieces for highways and so
on, you are in a sense saying you can predict. The
only way to deal with it is to say then let's use land
for certain purposes within a predictable future.
Commit it to those uses within a predictable future
but do not commit it in perpetuity. And this is
where the leasing principle would come in. Because
communities must begin to have control over lands.
Whether the lands are actually held by private-public
consortia, public utility consortia, or held by government is a question of politics and ideology. But from
the standpoint of efficiency, the main point is: is it
held by a central control? Private investment control
or public investment control.
COCKING: It has to be a utility of some kind, a
public utility?
HIGBEE: It could be just as the telephone companies have a franchise to exercise a monopoly. We
may very well get to the point where land holding
companies will be granted monopoly privileges by
the public simply because they will commit their
resources to buying up land and agree to use it in
consultation with the governments. This would put
the landscape, the use of land in a flexible position
so that as technology changes and certain uses increase in intensity other uses could decrease in
intensity. As leases expire then the uses of land could
expire. You can see the problem inherent in that—
it solves one problem but another problem has to do
with the obsolete structures that you put on this
land. I think that we'll have to begin to think in
terms of period zoning — zoning for the use of land
for a period of time. If we do that, which is basic to
the lease principle, then we will begin to build
structures that will have a life span that coincided
with the lease period. Where we build vertically with
great intensity the leases will probably run for a
longer period of time, and the structures will be of a
more permanent nature. Where we build horizontally with not too much commitment of capital to
the improvement of any particular piece of land the
leases will probably be of shorter duration. And the
structures will be of shorter life expectancy. This is
going to call for a co-ordination of new ideas in
architecture and new ideas in land use which in turn
are responding to new ideas in technological evolution. What I'm basically getting at is that if we
should freeze our society into the mould of present
technology we would be freezing future populations
to a contemporary resource base and if these populations increase beyond this resource base there would
be trouble. If these populations were to insist on a
higher standard of living than we now enjoy, then
we would be in for trouble. So if we look forward to
technological growth then we will have to look
forward to a landscape which will be flexible, and to
an architecture which will be equally flexible. □
Telethon Nets $6,200
accepts a
Statistics show that Canadians are the world's gabbiest when it comes to talking on the telephone and
you can't say the alumni association hasn't done its
voluble best to ensure this curious record remains
ours. The association was right in there with the
most effusive party-liners recently, making the
phone lines hum. But it wasn't just a gabfest. The
occasion was the association's first major Telethon
in aid of the alumni giving program.
Over a three night period, Nov. 13-15, more than
2,000 calls were made, using facilities made available
by Eaton's Vancouver. The 52 volunteers succeeded
in contacting 1,000 Vancouver area alumni and
were most cordially received. Valid questions were
asked and answered, old acquaintances were renewed
and new friends were made. The result: $6,200
received in pledges.
Alumni Annual Giving results to November 24:
Alumni Annual Giving, cash  $ 90,502.71
Alumni Annual Giving, pledges  3,210.16
Friends of UBC (USA), cash  9,271.60
Three Universities Capital Fund, cash ... 35,364.80
Three Universities Capital Fund, pledges 12,135.20
Other Alumni Gifts   29,227.45
Total    $179,711.92
1967 Campaign Goal $200,000.00
17 The Young Deans
Quebec is not alone. Even the University of B.C. has a
quiet revolution underway. It is a revolution involving
subtle changes in academic curriculum, philosophy
and methods. Among its leaders are seven deans appointed in recent years. Ranging in age from 43 to
55, they belie the traditional stereotype of the dean,
that of the tweedy, conservative elder statesman on
campus. These are men interested in and working for
change. Here are the young deans . . .
The new dean of pharmacy would probably give his
best curling broom if only someone would come up
with a concoction to change the public's image of
pharmacy graduates. Genial, pipe-smoking Dr.
Bernard Riedel believes the image doesn't correspond with the reality. Too many people seem to
think pharmacy graduates inevitably become corner
druggists, selling Playboy in between filling prescriptions. Not that there's anything wrong with
being a corner druggist, but there's more to the profession. Like university and industrial research and
government lab work. The pharmacy profession
spans the spectrum from the discovery of new drugs
from natural sources to the study of their effects on
living tissues. The 48-year-old biochemist wants the
public to become more aware of the scientific aspect
of the profession. Particularly as the image problem
may be playing a part in the decline of students entering pharmacy. "I would like to see the image of
pharmacy upgraded," Dean Riedel says simply. "I
think the professional aspects of pharmacy need to
be emphasized more than they now are." Though
he arrived only in September from the University of
Alberta at Edmonton where he was professor of
pharmacy and executive assistant to the vice-president, he has his eyes on introducing a doctoral program and beefing up research.
"Coming to work for the university is like trying
to make contact with a cloud," says Dr. Joseph
Gardner, dean of forestry. "There are so many intangibles." But in the three years since he left the
federal Forest Products Laboratory as head of wood
chemistry he has found one thing certain: forestry
must become increasingly scientific. With a shortage
of wood now predictable this is imperative. "Now for
the first time we really need to practice forestry,"
says the 48-year-old dean. "We have to manage our
forests more intensively, look to the future and take
account of genetics, fertilization and all sorts of
things to get maximum good from our forest lands."
Formerly, the faculty was oriented to produce mainly
forest harvesters. Now it is being geared to turn out
highly-trained forest managers, scientists, researchers and university teachers. Gardner is now
presiding over a top-to-bottom study of the forestry
course structure to discover needed changes. One
thing that is obvious, Gardner says, is that the
faculty needs a beefed-up graduate studies and research program. The faculty has recently started
courses in forest watershed management and Gardner hopes to also move into forest recreation and
wildlife management—if the right faculty can be
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"My idea of being a dean is not to sit behind that
desk. I'm not going to neglect that, but what I want
is to get out into a lab and get some research programs going." That's what the new dean of agriculture, Dr. Michael Shaw, thinks is the vital need
of the faculty. Appointed in July, the 43-year-old
biological scientist is adamant on the need for more
emphasis on the basic sciences in agricultural education. A curriculum committee is now studying in detail the course offerings. "When you come into a job
like this you have to hurry slowly as they say," Dean
Shaw points out. "I'm very anxious to improve our
educational offerings, but I'm going to make sure
that we're doing the right thing. We're not going
into change for the sake of change." The former professor and head of biology at the University of
Saskatchewan is confident that the faculty must expand its courses in plant pathology, now barely
touched. He would like to see well-developed programs going in plant and animal science and particularly food science—the study of the chemistry,
biochemistry and microbiology of the production of
food. Shaw is also hoping for stepped-up graduate
studies and, as the new H. R. MacMillan building is
shared with the forestry faculty, interdisciplinary
work and, you should pardon the expression, cross-
fertilization with forestry.
The best extraction UBC's dean of dentistry has
seen in a long time happened this summer when they
extracted his faculty from old huts by the forestry-
agriculture building. Not that working out of huts
has been a sore point with Dr. S. Wah Leung. But
dentistry's new quarters, the John B. Macdonald
building, will better enable the 48-year-old dean to
implement ideas he brought to UBC five years ago.
"In the past we weren't able to do much of anything because of cramped facilities and enrolment
restrictions," says Dean Leung. "But now we can go
ahead and expand our research, our continuing education program for practising dentists and introduce
our dental hygiene program as we're hoping to do
next year." Also contemplated for the future are
graduate programs for dentists wishing to specialize.
Dean Leung has already made two breaks with the
traditional mode of educating dentists. UBC's dentistry students in the first two years take the same
biological sciences as medical students, rather than
separate courses. And these sciences are not ignored
after completion of the courses, they are re-introduced later and related to problems in clinical dentistry. Says Dean Leung: "We're trying to increase
the importance of the sciences to the practice of
The most radical dean on campus could turn out to
be William Armstrong of applied science—if he ever
gets support for his ideas. The 51-year-old metallurgist is convinced automation and the explosion of
knowledge have made the present pattern of engineering education virtually outmoded. "I must confess I don't particularly like the present pattern of
our courses," he says. "I think we're encouraging
students to specialize too early. I would prefer to see
the first degree in engineering somewhat more
general." Under Armstrong's scheme, the BASc
would be background education for people going
into the production side of industry, or into business
administration, or intending to go on and specialize.
A person would not specialize until the master's degree level, instead of, in some cases now, after first
year engineering. The doctorate would remain for
teaching and research. But these ideas, now gaining
considerable support in U.S. universities, have not
found much support from Armstrong's faculty in
his two years as dean. But the dean continues passing along results of U.S. studies, propagandizing the
new faith. "These surveys have covered probably
100,000 engineers," Armstrong says. "We can't simply ignore them and say they don't apply to Canada
because they will apply to the Canada of the next
10 years."
It is often said that the present enrolment in Canada's universities and colleges will more than double
by 1975 to about 500,000. Some people might shrug
this off as a meaningless statistic, but not Dr. Dennis
Healy. "You can actually go somewhere and count
the little freckled faces," says the 55-year-old dean
of arts. "A tidal wave of young people is on its
way." In his two years as dean, Dr. Healy has
learned all about the crush of enrolment. With 6,300
students enrolled in all divisions, arts is the biggest
faculty on campus. To the dean, the big question is
how can the future waves of students be educated
and not simply processed. "We're going to have to
find ingenious ways of dealing with large numbers of
students," says the urbane, pipe-smoking dean. The
new Arts I program is an attempt at a solution, but
not the solution. Dean Healy believes there never
will be just one solution, but that the faculty must
be flexible enough to provide a variety of programs
leading to the bachelor of arts. At the moment the
faculty is re-examining the value of compulsory
courses in English, science, math and foreign languages. The future may require some use of closed
circuit television and teaching machines. "But," says
Dean Healy, "what we will have to do more than
ever before is to rely on students to teach themselves."
Dean Philip White is bullish about the new business
his commerce faculty is in these days. It's the business of producing analytical businessmen. The 43-
year-old dean is confident there is great profit in
that — a profit Canadian business will reap. The
faculty has entered the field with a new curriculum
launched last year, professor White's first as dean.
Changes in business and advances in research into
organizational behavior and techniques of quantitative analysis prompted the move. "In the last
decade," says the British-born dean, "there's been
much greater appreciation of the fact that you can
apply to making decisions in business a whole series
of analytical tools. Given that, we found that our
undergraduate curriculum wasn't really abreast of
the latest developments — we were still offering very
much the same kind of program we were offering at
the beginning of the Fifties." Recognizing this, the
new curriculum shifted emphasis from the study of
institutions of business to the decision-making process. Thus a 30 per cent reduction in accounting and
finance areas and an increase in mathematics and
statistics. As the largest commerce faculty in Canada,
Dean White hopes the next logical innovation will be
a doctoral program —- something the senate approved in principle four years ago.
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21 Canada
In an open letter, a French-Canadian student expresses
his views of the future of confederation. Latouche, a
University of Montreal graduate, is in second year doctoral studies in political science at UBC.
every invitation to express my views on the
Canada-Quebec question (which you persist in calling the "Quebec problem"). But now it is all over.
No more articles, speeches, conferences. The "resident separatist", as the Vancouver Sun refers to me,
is now going to shut up and concentrate on his PhD
exams. I have come to realize that everyone is
wasting his time with this little game of, "What's
wrong between Canada and Quebec."
I remember the first talk I gave at UBC on separatism in Quebec. I had prepared myself with a week
of study on historical background and sociological
interpretation. But the only questions I was asked
were of the type: "Is it true that you want to become
part of France?" "Why are you so unhappy in
Canada?" "Do you think you can be economically
independent?" and so on. Your first reaction to this
great ignorance and this great need of explanation
is one of dedication. So you proceed. And you go on
and on, explaining over and over the same things,
until one day you realize that nobody is really
listening to you. You are using the same words, but
you are not speaking the same language. People
come to see you, but it is not for what you are saying.
It is probably just to see a live performance of a real
separatist, a man guaranteed to put on a good show
with his frantically waving hands and funny accent.
And then they go home from the meetings with a
comfortable feeling of having done their part in the
great "Save Canada Crusade."
I used to be obsessed with what English Canadians thought of the Quebec question. I would try in
every way possible to explain things to them and to
convince them, until I realized that even if they
understood what the situation was it didn't change a
thing. Slowly you grow disinterested and tired and
finally you don't care very much whether they agree
or disagree with what you are saying. Your whole
attitude is then changed. You do not get emotionally
involved with what you are saying, you accept any
opinions and comment—you become detached from
the problem. And slowly you come to explain your
views of the Quebec situation just as if you were
speaking to Tanzanians or Brazilians. You do not
expect any approval from them since it is not their
problem. This is now my attitude, but since this
article was commissioned some time ago I will use
this last occasion to destroy a few myths about
22 Quebec
Daniel Latouche
A Divorce in the Making
I know very well that I will be accused of closing
my ears to all dialogue, that I have a chip on my
shoulder, that I am an extremist, a racist and so on.
I can only say that if you want a reassuring view on
the "Quebec problem" you should ask for the
opinions of our Quebec African Kings, the French-
Canadian ministers in Ottawa. They are paid
$27,000 a year (plus expenses) to tell you how nice
we (in Quebec) are after all. Or you can ask the
opinions of friends who have visited Expo or have
worked there last summer and in six days or six
months have all become experts on Quebec. They
will tell what a great thrill it was to be able to use
their high school French for the first time and to say
"bonjour" and be answered back in French. Or they
will speak of their other little thrills. As one girl told
me after her trip to Montreal: "There I was walking
down St. Catherine Street and looking at all those
boys and I could not help thinking that each one
could be a dangerous terrorist with a bomb in his
briefcase. It was such a thrill. It was as though I was
myth 1: English Canadians, especially the younger generation, are very sympathetic to Quebec and are willing
to make changes in the situation and are, in fact, making efforts.
in "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", but only it was true
and in Canada . . ."
First, I must say that this entity known as French
Canada has ceased to exist. It was crushed by Confederation. French-speaking minorities can only
hope to survive—to actually live is out of the question. Recently, I spent two days at the congress of
the French Canadian Federation of B.C. It was a
very sad experience indeed. Through their courage
they have managed to survive—but at what costs!
They have become total strangers to les Quebecois
and they are still foreigners in B.C.
My first reaction to the efforts English Canada is
presumably making is: So What! Why should I be
happy when an English Canadian tells me he is
learning French or that he is doing everything possible to understand me. If he is going to all this
trouble to please me, he is missing the whole point.
You will never need French in British Columbia,
there will never be any French cultural life here, and
even if through the efforts of the local Alliance
Francaise some French cultural life did appear, it
would be totally different from that in Quebec. I
didn't learn English because I wanted to be a better
Canadian, but because I had to do it, even in Quebec, where 85 per cent of the population is
French-spe aking.
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23 There is nothing funnier and at the same time
more insulting than to have English Canadians,
especially young ones, tell you they are making desperate efforts to understand "you people", just as if
we were some complicated mathematical equation
or some kind of aborigine.
I have to laugh when English Canadians talk
about concessions. I suppose they don't even know
what the word means. There is no intrinsic value in
concession—it's better if you can avoid it. To people
in the rest of Canada and certainly B.C., concessions
mean to learn French or to allow French-language
schools to operate. The latter is more than a concession, it is simple human justice. But to learn
French is no concession. That is a personal gain,
just as if one was to learn Spanish or German. English Canada, however, would be making real concessions if it agreed to the abolition of the monarchy
and all its signs in Canada, withdrawal from the
Commonwealth, establishment of a completely bilingual federal civil service and equality between
Quebec and the rest of Canada.
Some of you may tell me this presents no great
problem. Let me laugh a second time. The younger
generation in Canada is as conservative as the one
now in power—they have the same values. I have
found out by experience that young English Canadians are willing to accept changes, but only those
that won't cost them anything. Many will march for
peace in Viet Nam, but at the same time they totally
ignore the French-Canadian ghetto in their own
country. This brings me to a second myth.
myth 2: Everything cannot be changed at once, change
takes time. Quebec should have patience as things are
improving now and tomorrow they will be better.
I would question, first of all, whether any profound
changes are taking place. The adoption of a truly
"Canadian" flag is not a change, it is a lollipop.
But this is not the main point. Changes that are to
come in future do not affect my present situation.
What happens 60 years from now has no bearing on
how I will live tomorrow. Statistically, I have only
50 more years to live and I want to enjoy every
minute of it. Survival is not enough. I want to live!
Consequently, when Mr. Pearson tells me that great
changes are taking place it does not affect me at all.
Why should I wait 25 years for English-Canadians
to change their minds? I don't have any time to
waste. We have too many problems in Quebec to be
able to afford to be patient. The kinds of changes
I would like to see in Canada are not only impossible
in the short run, but they are unacceptable and even
unfair to the rest of Canada. No matter how hard
the Bilingualism and Biculturalism Commission
tries, Canada will never be my home. I will always
be a foreigner in B.C. or Nova Scotia.
myth 3: The Quebec problem is only a language, or at
most a cultural, problem and it is at such a level it
should be solved.
A simplistic solution would be to say that we need
to establish complete bilingualism. But not only is
this impossible and useless (there is no reason, except
for a personal cultural asset, why a British Columbian should be able to speak French), it is missing
the whole point. To be able to speak French is not a
goal in itself, it is a prerequisite. You don't live for
a language or a culture, but you live with them. To
have a French television network in Vancouver (as it
should naturally have been from the start) will
not solve anything.
A cultural life means more than spending Sunday
night watching "Bonanza" translated in French. To
be able to live in French, vivre en frangais, it is not
sufficient simply to have French-language schools for
the kids and to speak French at home. The global
milieu—commercial, working, recreational, religious,
social—must also be in French. And this we can
only hope to achieve in Quebec. But even there we
still have to fight to be served in French in shops and
federal offices. Yet this is a province where 85 per
cent of the population is French-speaking. In B.C.,
where the French-speaking are a tiny minority,
there is no hope.
The problem is not one of speaking French, but
of vouloir, pouvoir et savoir vivre in French.
myth 4: Without Canada, Quebec cannot survive or at
least if it does it will suffer a major drop in standard of
living. And without Quebec, Canada will have lost its
distinctiveness from the U.S. and will disappear as an
independent country.
24 Who can say for sure that Quebec would survive
only with difficulty without Canada? The word of
one economist is as good as the word of another one.
Actually this is the disgusting aspect of the whole
Confederation debate now taking place in Quebec.
On the one side you have federal cabinet ministers
promising all kinds of goodies and lollipops, millions of dollars for this and that, and threatening the
worst possible catastrophes in the case of independence. On the other side, the leaders of the independence movement are making no promises at all.
None of these leaders would say that separation will
bring days of wine and roses for Quebec: it would
be too easy to make such promises.
The second assumption necessitates a more complex answer. No country will survive if it does not
want to. If Canada is convinced it will disappear
after Quebec's independence, then it will. But such
an assumption is an interesting one for the sake of
argument. If it is true that Canada without Quebec
cannot survive, logically this means that we, the
Quebecois, are needed for you to survive—just as
the South African or Rhodesian white minorities
need the African populations to survive. But if the
assumption is not true and Canada can survive without Quebec, then why do you profess that we are
indispensable? I never could believe that Canadians
want to keep Quebec in simply because we have nice
eyes, there must be more serious reasons . . .
There are many other myths—the dangers of
nationalism, the belief that if Quebec is behind it is
its own fault and so on—but I leave to others the
task of destroying them. Let us now look at a possible solution to the Canada-Quebec problem.
Let me say first of all that, except for some minor
if important reservations, I am a strong partisan of
Rene Levesque's thesis of an independent or sovereign Quebec within a Canadian economic and
monetary union. I reject the solution of total and
pure independence as impossible in today's world
and impractical in 20th century North America.
On the other hand the status quo of Manpower
Minister Jean Marchand, Justice Minister Pierre
Trudeau and others is unacceptable. As for the
special status asked for by many Quebecois, I believe
this is an unfair solution for English Canada. Why
should Quebec enjoy the same privileges as the
rest of Canada and pay less and also be a continual
source of conflicts?
To use a simplistic analogy, I would say that the
only thing left for Quebec to do is to get a divorce
from English Canada and marry, if it so decides,
another fellow, who in this case would be Canada.
In North America we would then have the U.S.A.
and the A.S.A. (Associated States of America). Why
should it be ridiculous?
I consider it a sophisticated type of blackmail the
argument that this associated states proposal cannot
be accepted by Canada and that we should ask for a
total and complete independence instead of building
a phony structure because we are afraid to go to the
logical end of our proposal. This is a very old tactic.
Actually it was a favorite of John A. Macdonald who
used to tell his adversaries: "I cannot accept this
compromise. Why are you not sincere enough to ask
for the whole thing?" He knew perfectly well that
they didn't want to ask for the "whole thing", so . . .
If you stop and think about it calmly, there is
nothing so untenable about the associated states
proposal. Of course it's a challenge. But so was
confederation in 1867. The associated states concept is perhaps the challenge of 1967. In any case,
is not such a challenge preferable to our current
opting in and opting out, to Quebec's demands and
Ottawa's withdrawals?
The statement is often made that Quebec does not
need sovereignty and independence to achieve associated state status, it can be worked at from within
without destroying Confederation. To this I would
answer that the basic foundation of this new formula
is mutual respect for what each side stands for, and
the only way Quebec can gain this respect, as well as
its own self-respect, is by taking its destiny in its own
Perhaps the idea of associate states is a dream. If
it is, then Quebec will have to go it on its own.
Other countries have done it before. Of course we
will make mistakes—but they will be our own mistakes.
This, then, is the situation as I see it. There is
nothing emotional about it. This is the way things
are going. We should look at the problem with
lucidity and cool dispassion. There is no point in
lying to ourselves. For the past 100 years Canada
and Quebec have been entangled in divorce proceedings, it is time we got it over with. □
25 The Storm over
the Georgia Straight
blossoming these days in major cities all over
North America. Street corners in San Francisco,
from Haight-Ashbury to Union Square, are dotted
with hippie hucksters peddling the Berkeley Barb
and the San Francisco Oracle. In New York it's the
East Village Other. Outside the coffeehouses of
Toronto's Yorkville, hip journalists push copies of
Satyrday on strolling tourists. In Ottawa, the voice of
the offbeat is The Canadian Free Press. Even Victoria has its underground newspaper—the WinePress.
But none has blossomed more lately—at least in
fame—than Vancouver's own Georgia Straight. It
did so, as is so often the case, because it was banned.
In late September, the city licence inspector, acting
with the wholehearted support of Mayor Tom
Campbell (LLB'52), suspended the paper's business licence for alleged "gross misconduct"—using
four-letter words. "It is a filthy newspaper and
shouldn't be sold to children," huffed Campbell, the
man Maclean's calls "Supermayor", but whom
many Vancouverites, with a good deal of irony, refer to as, "Tom Terrific". Georgia Straight editor
Dan McLeod (BSc'65) countered that the city's
action was simply more evidence of the generation
gap. "I'll give a free lifetime subscription to anyone
who turns in a pair of mayor's ears," he quipped, in
a sly dig at the mayor's recent personal campaign to
stamp out the city's rat problem.
The Georgia Straight suspension soon became the
cause celebre in Vancouver. The Vancouver Parent
Teacher Council threw its support to the mayor.
"The publication is filthy and is having a bad influence on school children in the Vancouver school
district," charged council president R. J. Zelmer, referring to the fact that the paper had been sold near
schools. A hirsute band of hippies, in turn, gathered
on the courthouse steps to protest the suspension of
their journal. "Obscenity is in the mind," declared
one placard. "There are no dirty words, just dirty
minds," read another.
Staunch members of the straight world even
rallied to the side of the hippie paper. Eleven of the
15 members of UBC's political science department
issued a statement charging that the city had bypassed proper legal procedures for determining
whether the Georgia Straight had overstepped the
bounds of free expression. "Experience suggests that
a community can short-circuit these procedures only
at its very great peril," the statement said. "There is
every reason to believe that if the city council reaps
cheap political advantage from the arbitrary and repressive action of the past week, more such challenges to free institutions can be expected." The
Vancouver Sun editorialized in a similar vein. "It is
not sufferable in a free democracy that a publication
be silenced," the newspaper said, "because bureau-
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If this publication is obscene—as contended by the
licence inspector—it should be prosecuted according
to law. . . . Free speech and the right to publish are
more worthy of protection than our sensibilities."
Direct action in support of the Georgia Straight
was taken by UBC assistant professor of political
science Carl Barr. Hearing that police were confiscating copies of the paper even when hippies were
giving it away for donations, he went downtown to
do the same. "I figured if they arrested me, 1
could raise the whole question in court," Barr said
later. "If they didn't arrest me, it would indicate to
me that professors are not going to be treated by
police in the same way as hippies." He was spoken
to by police, but not arrested. "I felt it was important
to go out and show in a real physical sense that
others needed to be concerned with this issue," Barr
said. "I think any Canadian court would inevitably
have ruled that the licence inspector exceeded his
powers in what he did."
The court, however, did not. When the Georgia
Straight lawyer appealed the suspension, the court
in fact upheld it. Then while further appeals were
pending, the suspension was lifted as suddenly as it
had first been enacted. So the Georgia Straight continues, as it says in its own grandiloquent way,
"blowing minds everywhere," with 60,000 copies
hitting the streets every two weeks.
The offbeat journal may well be turning on someone somewhere, but it boggles the mind how it could
give anyone—including a licence inspector—a bum
trip. With its jumbled layout, mystical drawings and
bizarre stories, the Georgia Straight is at present, just
a journalistic oddity. The big thing with it has been
such stories as "LSD and Chromosome Damage,"
"Has Acid Burned a Hole in Your Genes" and "The
Mysterious Marijuana Affair, or How I Learned to
Love the Bust." Then there's the cartoon strip, "The
Astonishing Adventures of Acidman," which
attempts to take off the "narcos" (RCMP narcotics
squad), but simply begins nowhere and ends in the
same place.
Though as jumbled as the newspaper's layout, the
office of the Georgia Straight had a carnival atmosphere to it the day its business licence was returned.
In one corner, squatting guru-like on the floor, a
bearded, long-haired hippie played the guitar. The
air was fragrant with incense. Little Indian brass
bells tinkled as a poncho-clad hippie shuffled out.
The walls were plastered with psychedelic posters,
blown-up pictures of such folk-heroes as Bob Dylan
and the Beatles, notices of people wanting rides to
Toronto, San Francisco. Outside the cluttered editor's office, a CBC-TV camera crew was setting up
for an interview with the editor. On the door to the
office there was the ironic legend: "Newspapers have
guaranteed circulation. Love the Georgia Straight."
Inside, amid a motley bearded band sat the editor-in-chief, Dan McLeod. A 24-year-old honors
math graduate from UBC, he looks far from the
mephistophelian image irate letter-to-the-editor
writers have created for him. He is a lanky, straw-
haired young man, attired entirely in blue denim and
wearing what look like British national health service
eyeglasses. Never entirely sold on the straight life,
McLeod taught as a substitute teacher ("mainly to
stay alive") before getting in on the underground
newspaper kick that has swept North America.
On that day McLeod was visibly happy about
being back in business and heartily amused at the
about-face of city authorities. "Look at this," he
said, indicating the licence inspector's notice of reinstatement. "It says here, 'In view of the contents
of the most recent issue of the Georgia Straight
which I have examined, the suspension of your publisher's licence is no longer in effect.' Well, he must
be referring to this two-page extra. We didn't have
a chance to put anything offensive in there. We had
enough to talk about what with pornography at city
hall, the mayor and police brutality." (The comment
about pornography was a reference to the press room
at city hall whose walls are papered with pin-up
girls, all circa 1941). "Apparently, he thinks, 'well,
I don't like this issue so I'll take away your licence.
This one isn't too bad, so we'll give your licence
back.' " Then McLeod quipped: "I take this reinstatement of the licence as a token of the mayor's
approval and as a mandate to print as much filth
as we want.
The disputed use of four-letter words by the Georgia Straight was not filth or blatant sensationalism in
McLeod's view. "Of the two times they occurred,
one was in a reaction to Jack Wasserman in which
the word in question was a direct quote," he stressed.
"In the other case, they were both in interviews with
Paul McCartney and George Harrison—they both
used them themselves." But the point at issue, he
said, was freedom of the press. "We should never
lose sight of the fact that freedom of the press and
freedom of speech has been stepped on in an arbitrary fashion by a licence inspector," McLeod said.
The Georgia Straight does not intend to go
"straight" as a result of the controversy. "It's taken
root in some people's minds that we've sort of mellowed in the last couple of issues," McLeod said.
"But it hasn't been our intention to do so—it hasn't
been our intention to cool it. We're changing it again.
I'm never perfectly satisfied with each issue that
comes out. I want to do something better." The role
of the underground press is to probe issues not explored by regular dailies and, says McLeod, the
Georgia  Straight  will  continue  to  play this  role.
Many who have seen the paper recently seriously
wonder about this. With the questionable suspension
of the hippie newspaper's business licence, there
emerged what seemed like a real issue—civil rights.
The question: was the suspension but one example
of officialdom infringing on the civil liberties of citizens? But the newspaper has not risen to the occasion, nor has it risen to the many other faults in our
society. There are far more wrongs in the world
than the simple hippie trinity of drug laws, affluence
and Vietnam. Vancouver's underground press could
serve a valuable in probing these if it would only
come out of its intellectual ghetto. Otherwise, the
Georgia Straight could wither and die as a true
voice of dissent. □
28 alumni news
Miss Elizabeth Norcross
Resigns as Editor
"And now farewell" . . . with these words Miss
Elizabeth Norcross, BA'56, said goodbye on August
15 to the Chronicle. After four years as editor, Miss
Norcross has resigned to take up other duties. With
her go the Chronicle editorial committee's best
wishes and sincere appreciation for a job well done.
Her farewell message continued: "I would like to
thank those readers who wrote me at one time or
another over the past four years to say that they
enjoyed the Chronicle. I've enjoyed getting it out.
And on behalf of all alumni I would like to express
warm appreciation to all those who contributed to
the magazine without any other remuneration than
our grateful thanks."
Young Alumni Club
The Young Alumni Club is on its way to solving one
of the alumni association's biggest problems with its
younger members—that of communication. The
Young Alumni Club, formed during the summer,
has provided a highly effective way of establishing
contact with younger alumni before they actually
leave the campus. It also provides an opportunity
for young graduates in the Vancouver area to return
to the campus for activities specifically keyed to their
These activities are expanding as the group itself
grows, the membership is now over 200. One of the
highlights of the summer program was a very successful barbecue held on the terrace of Cecil Green Park.
Everyone brought their own steaks and for a dollar
the club provided the extras; salad, desert and a
magnificent sunset.
The winter TGIF sessions—or the "drop out-drop
in" sessions as some like to call them—have been
very popular and have been attended by representatives of all the professional faculties, the graduating
class and a growing number of alumni from the city.
Program ideas for the new year include a wine
and cheese party in January, a theatre party to Freddy
Wood theatre with a reception at Cecil Green Park
beforehand. The executive is also considering extending the hours of the Friday sessions and adding a
buffet dinner and combo.
The Friday open house sessions at Cecil Green
Park are open to all alumni, both on campus and
in the city and also to the members of the graduating
class. Further information can be obtained by phoning
the alumni office, 228-3313.
Alumni Interview Project
Otolaryngologist, cyberneticist or psephologist? That
could well be the modern version of the old query:
doctor, lawyer, Indian chief? For today's university
graduate often has a myriad of career patterns he
could follow. The problem is to know which is best.
That's why the alumni association has launched a
program aimed at filling a much-needed gap in
career counselling for UBC students. It is the Alumni
Interview project which is designed to provide students with first-hand, practical insight into various
occupations in which they are interested. The program will supplement, rather than compete with,
present services offered by the university.
Under it a student may apply to the association
for an interview with a practitioner in a particular
field. An appointment is then set up for the student
to talk with a previously named alumni degree representative regarding work in his field. The representatives are drawn from the more than 7,000 UBC
grads working in the Vancouver area in every field
from agriculture to librarianship. The interviews are
intended to be informal sessions in which the alumnus
discusses with the student his reasons for being interested in the profession, the nature of the work and
tries to answer any specific questions the student
might have.
Clive Cocking, BA'62
Clive Cocking, BA'62, has been appointed the new
editor of the Chronicle. The current issue is the first
to be put out under his guidance. Mr. Cocking
obtained his bachelor's degree in English and history. He later completed a year of teacher training
at UBC, but was lured away from teaching by journalism. For almost three years now he has been a
reporter for the Vancouver Sun. He served as The
Sun's education reporter for one of those years.
Recently, he was editor of a trade publication,
School Maintenance and Construction in Western
Canada. In addition, Mr. Cocking has had experience writing magazine articles and in free lance
broadcasting with the CBC.
29 Alumni Scholarship Winners
Several major scholarship winners
have been announced since our
September issue. Our congratulations to them.
A Centennial fellowship of
$10,000 has been presented by the
Medical Research Council of Canada, to Dr. Kenneth L. Roy, BSc
'62, MSc'64, PhD'67, who will be
studying molecular bio-physics at
Yale University.
Maurice Gibbon, BA'57, assistant professor of education at UBC,
has received two awards from Harvard University; a $5,300 Xerox
Corporation scholarship and a
$1,100 Harvard teaching fellowship.
Mr. Gibbon's doctoral research
project involves studying curriculum development in English and
seeking methods which will train
students to make their own
Commonwealth Scholarships,
which provide for a year of postgraduate work in Britain plus living
and   travel   expenses,   have   been
awarded to five graduates: Pamela
Dickinson, BMus'65; Richard
McBride, BSc'64, MSc'65; Marianne Shannon, BSc'64, LLB'67;
Anthony F. Sheppard, BA'64,
LLB'67; Edward R. Grenda,
The Canadian Nurses' Foundation, as part of its program for providing nurses for leadership positions, has made two awards to
UBC grads. Dorothy J. Kergin,
BSN'52, has received $4,500 for
doctoral work at the University of
Michigan. Beverly J. Mitchell,
BSN'51, has been awarded a $3,500
scholarship for work on her masters
degree in public health at the University of Michigan.
Norma M. M. Dick, BA'51, BSN
'53, will use her $3,000 fellowship to
study for a MSc in nursing administration at McGill University.
Gordon Beynon, BASc'67, has
been awarded the Stelco graduate research   fellowship.   Mr.   Beynon's
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$3,500 award, of which $1,000 is
given to the university, will be used
for work in metallurgy.
Robert Hudson, BSA'67 has
been awarded the MacMillan Bloedel scholarship of $3,200. He is doing doctoral research at UBC.
John Alan Jessup, BA'67, has
been awarded a $3,200 assistant-
ship in the department of economics at the University of Western
Ronald H. Meyer, BA'67, has
been awarded the Alumni Association Graduate Fellowship. This
fellowship of $3,000 is offered
annually to an outstanding student
in graduate studies at UBC. Mr.
Meyer is continuing his studies in
the department of geology.
A Canada Council grant of
$2,500 has been made to James A.
Brigham, BA'63, MA'65, lecturer
in the department of English at
Lakehead University. He will study
for his PhD at the University of
Robert S. Roberts, BASc'66, has
been awarded a Xerox Centennial
Fellowship worth $2,400. Mr.
Roberts is in his first year of the
master of business administration
program at UBC.
Donald Arnold, BPE'62, has
been awarded a $2,000 scholarship
from the Fitness and Amateur
Sports Directorate. The award
which also includes living and travel
expenses, will be used for Mr.
Arnold's doctoral work in recreation at Indiana University.
A Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
has been won by William D. Sharp,
BA'67. These awards, which are
worth over $2,000, are given to students who are planning university
teaching careers.
Ellen Gale Gordon, BA'67, is
attending the Sorbonne for the next
year on a French Government
30 One    of    UBC's    most    distinguished
graduates,   Dr.   Hugh   L.   Keenleyside,
BA'20, LLD'45, PhD (Clark), was named
this year's Great Trekker during Homecoming 67, by the Alma Mater Society.
Dr. Keenleyside, who is presently co-
chairman of the B.C. Hydro and Power
Authority, has had a long career of
public service—both Canadian and international. After 24 years with the department of external affairs he returned from
his post as ambassador to Mexico in
1948 to become deputy minister of mines
and natural resources and commsisioner
of the Northwest Territories. In 1950
Treygve Lie, the former secretary-general of the United Nations, appointed
Dr. Keenleyside as director-general of
the UN's technical assistance administration. In this position he guided an aid
program that affected 100 member countries. Dr. Keenleyside holds honorary
degrees from several American universities and has been a member of the Board
of Trustees of Clark University and the
Board of Governors of Carleton College
(now University). He has also been a
member of a number of national and international commissions.
The Deputy Lands Minister in the British Columbia government, Edward W.
Bassett, BASc'26, has retired after 40
years with the department. Mr. Bassett
played a prominent part in the negotia-
tions leading to the Columbia River
Treaty with the United States. Mr. Bassett will continue as a member of the
Public Utilities Commission.
Marion Mitchell, BA'26, MA (Clark),
(now Spector), has recently been elected
as second vice-president of the American  Association  of  University  Women.
Richard Asher, BSA'28, manager of
purchasing for Dupont of Canada Ltd.,
was the leader of a seminar on 'Industrial Purchasing' at the New Brunswick
Industrial and Marketing Conference
held in June in St. John.
At the University of Victoria, Dr.
James Beattie MacLean, BA'28, MA,
PhD (Wash), head of the German division in the department of modern languages has been promoted to full professor.
Dr. John Henry Jenkins, BASc'23,
DScF (Laval), was elected president of
the Canadian Standards Association at its
annual meeting in June, in Toronto.
Dr. Jenkins has been active in C.S.A.
for many years—a director since 1955.
Prior to retirement in September 1965,
from the Canada Department of Forestry
he was Director of Forest Products
Dr. Charles J. Armstrong, BA'32, PhD
(Harvard), the President of the University of Nevada, has been appointed executive director of the Dayton-Miami
Valley  Consortium.  This  is an  associa
tion of eleven universities and colleges
with an enrolment of more than 30,000
students. The consortium is to promote
co-operation on educational, administration and research projects.
Dean H. Goard, BA'32, has been appointed principal of the British Columbia
Institute of Technology. Mr. Goard was
principal for 12 years at the Vancouver
Vocational Institute and from 1959 has
been assistant director of Adult Education in Vancouver.
Harry Marshall Van Allen, BASc'32,
has been appointed chief engineer of
the British Columbia Telephone Company. He has been with the company
since 1935. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of
B.C. and the Institute of Electrical and
Electronic Engineers.
Fredrick Gordon Nixon, BASc'33, is
the director of the newly established
Government Telecommunication and
Administration Bureau. The new agency
will develop, co-ordinate and recommend
broad telecommunication plans and policies—both national and international. It
will also administer telecommunications
legislation under the Radio Act. Mr.
Nixon has been involved with the establishment of the International Satellite
Organization and the Commonwealth
Communication cable system.
Mark Collins, BA'34, BCom'34, past
president of the Alumni Association, has
been appointed by the provincial government to the Senate of Simon Fraser
University. On December 5, 1967, Mr.
Collins was elected by the Senate to the
Board of Governors of S.F.U.
Mark Collins
BA'37, BCom'34
Dr. Gwladys Downes, BA'34, MA'40,
PhD (Sorbonne), has been promoted to
full professor in the French department
at the University of Victoria.
Bernard O. Brynelsen, BASc'35, western division manager for Noranda Exploration Company, and president of
Brenda Mines, has been appointed to the
first permanent board of Directors of the
Bank of British Columbia.
John E. Clague, BA'36, principal of
Trafalgar Elementary School, in Vancouver, has retired after a 44 year teaching career. Mr. Clague has been active
in the B.C. Teachers' Federation, serving
on several committees and as chairman
of the Chant Report assessment committee.
James Hill-Tout, BA'36, head of the
social science department at Vancouver
City College, has retired after 44 years
of teaching, all but one year of that time
spent in Vancouver.
31 Hilda Cryderman, BA'37, has been appointed to the Public Service Staff Relations Board in Ottawa. Miss Cryderman
was the first woman president of the
B.C. Teachers' Federation and is still a
director of the Canadian College of
George W. Minns, BSc'39, has been
appointed by the Department of External
Affairs as adviser to the Jamaican Government on forestry. This appointment
is part of Canada's external aid program
for developing nations.
William A. Calder, BSA'40, has been
appointed vice-president of the British
American Chemical Co. Ltd. Mr. Calder
will retain his position of marketing director and will be responsible for the
overall marketing operation of the company across Canada.
Charles D. Ovans
Charles D. Ovans, BA'40, has been
made an honorary member of the B.C.
Teachers' Federation in recognition of
25 years service to the organization. Mr.
Ovans has been general secretary of the
federation since  1945.
Dr. John L. Keays, BA'41, BASc'41,
MASc'42, PhD'49, former research director at MacMillan Bloedel has been
appointed head of the pulp and paper
section of the federal forest products
laboratory at UBC. Dr. Keays is a member of the board of governors of the
B.C. Research Council and was a member of the UBC Senate until 1965.
Douglas C. Watt, BA'41, has been appointed vice-president, marketing, for the
British Columbia Telephone Company.
Prior to his new appointment Mr. Watt
was vice-president of staff operations.
Frank A. Dickson, BASc'42, has been
promoted to pulp production superintendent at Powell River Division of MacMillan Bloedel. He joined the company
in 1942.
Andrew W. Snaddon, BA'43, a former
editor of The Ubyssey, has been appointed editor of the Edmonton Journal.
Mr. Snaddon has held several varied
positions in Canadian newspapers. He
was political reporter for the Calgary
Herald, before leaving in 1951, for London, where he became head of the
Southam News bureau. He returned to
Canada in 1953 and after a period in
Ottawa as a parliamentary reporter he
returned to the Herald as an editorial
writer. He joined the Edmonton Journal
in  1962 as managing editor. Since that
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time he has been a director of the
Canadian Managing Editors' Association
and earlier this year he was class president of the Banff School of Advanced
Andrew W.
Robert Glenn Chestnut, BASc'44, has
been promoted to general manager,
physical distribution, MacMillan Bloedel
Limited. Mr. Chestnut, who joined the
company in 1961, is now concerned with
the distribution of the company's products throughout the world.
John H. Swerdfeger, BASc'44, has
been elected 1967-68 president of the
Engineering Institute of Canada. Mr.
Swerdfeger is a partner in McCarter,
Nairne and Partners, and is president of
Unecan Consultants Ltd.
John Leslie Canty, BA'46, MEd'64,
superintendent of schools for the Peace
River District has been appointed to the
position of co-ordinator of services for
the B.C. Department of Education.
Oswald Karl Miniato, BASc'46, MASc
'47, has been appointed refinery superintendent at the Oakville plant of Shell
Canada. He has been with Shell since
1947 and prior to his new appointment
was technical manager at Oakville.
Lawrence R. Munroe, BASc'46, has
been promoted to assistant director of
planning for the City of Vancouver. For
the past three years he has been supervisor of land-use planning.
During the fall John D. Allan, BASc
'47, attended the Advanced Management
Program conducted by the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
The 160 participants in the course are
sponsored by their own companies and
nearly 6,000 executives have graduated
from the program since its beginning
in 1943.
V. Brian Chew
32 V. Brian Chew, BCom'47, has been
appointed Canadian Consul and Trade
Commissioner in Los Angeles. He joined
the Department of Trade and Commerce
in 1960 and was consul and trade commissioner in Chicago. In 1965 he was
appointed Canadian Commercial Secretary in Accra, Ghana.
Eric P. Wilson, BCom'47, formerly
manager of special projects with Atco
Industries Ltd. of Calgary, has been
named general manager of Northland
Camps Inc., an American subsidiary. His
appointment is the first of several moves
to decentralize management of the numerous companies in the Atco group.
Reginald S. Anderson, BASc'48, has
been appointed general manager, information systems, for Shell Canada Ltd.
Mr. Anderson joined Shell in 1948 as a
chemist in England and has held increasingly responsible positions in the Far
East, South America, the Hague, and the
Dutch West Indies.
Gordon H. Johnson, LLB'48, has been
appointed to the Bench of British Columbia. He will be a magistrate in the
Vancouver District.
William E. Lawrie, BA'48, recently
joined Tracor Inc., as a senior scientist
at the applied physics laboratory in the
company's Rockville, Maryland branch.
Mr. Lawrie was a research physicist at
the Illinois Institute of Technology in
Chicago prior to his present appointment.
Mr. Lawrie has been active in the field
of acoustics.
Dr. Paul Phillips, BA'48, BEd'47, the
research director of the B.C. Federation
of Labour, is the author of the book,
'No Greater Power', the federation's
Centennial project. The book reviews a
century of the labour movement in
British Columbia.
Kenneth R. Weaver, BA'48, BSW'48,
MS (Columbia), has been appointed executive director of the Vancouver General Hospital. Mr. Weaver joined the
hospital in 1952 as director of the social
service department and has held other
senior administrative posts since then.
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For 48 years serving the people
of the Lower Mainland
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BA'48, BSW'48
Following three years in eastern Canada Christopher C. Crombie, BA'49, has
returned to Vancouver as a public relations counsel with James Lovick Limited.
The grand prize of $5,000 in the Centennial Sculpture 67 exhibition held in
Vancouver was won by Frank Perry,
BA'49. The six foot bronze sculpture,
'Florentine Wall and Door # 3', has
been presented to the City of Vancouver
by the Centennial Committee. Mr. Perry
also won one of the Rothmans Indoor
Purchase Awards for his 'Florentine
Door # 2'. In past years the outdoor
sculpture shows at UBC have been organized by Mr. Perry and he has participated in shows in major cities in
Canada, England and Europe.
Rex B. Heeney, BASc'50, has been
appointed regional engineer for British
Columbia by the Canadian Institute of
Steel Construction. Prior to joining the
Institute Mr. Heeney was general sales
manager, Western Bridge Division of
Canadian Iron Foundries Ltd.
Cecil E. Law, BA'50, professor in the
School of Business at Queen's University,
has been elected president of the Canadian Operational Research Society for
Gordon F. MacFarlane, BASc'50, has
been appointed vice-president of operations for the B.C. Telephone Company.
In his new position Mr. MacFarlane will
be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company's communication
Jean McLeod, (now Peters), BHE'50,
MS (Oregon State), is now on the faculty
at Oregon State University.
Douglas W. Russell, BASc'50, has
been appointed vice-president of development for Swan Wooster Engineering Co. Ltd.
Branches in
in Greater
John T. Saywell, BA'50, MA'51, PhD
(Harvard), Dean of Arts and Science at
York University is the host of the CBC's
new public affairs program, 'The Way
It Is'.
Bruce Clarkson, BA'51, BSW'52, has
been appointed manager of the residential real estate department of the Canada
Trust Company.
Joseph Powadiuk, BSW'51, has been
appointed executive vice-president of the
Mechanical Construction Association of
Ontario. In his new position he will coordinate the association's activities in research and education and will develop
liaison with governments, clients and
Dr. Trevor Knox Jones, BA'52, MD
(U of Oregon), will be spending the next
year at the Orthopaedic Hospital at
Oswestry, Shropshire, England. Dr.
Jones was in general practice in Creston,
B.C. from 1957 to 1963 and following
this he specialized in orthopaedics in
Peter M. Ketchen, BSF'52, has been
appointed special assistant to the assistant vice-president, of the pulp and paper
sales division of MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.
He is engaged in developing markets in
various areas of the world. Prior to his
promotion Mr. Ketchen was the manager
of their London, England, pulp sales
Norman McCaskell, BASc'52, has
been appointed general manager of Lister Bolt and Chain Works Ltd. and its
associated companies. Mr. McCaskell
joined the Lister company in 1963 and
has held the positions of plant engineer
and plant manager since that time.
Geoffrey P. Mason, BA'52, MA'55,
PhD (Wash. State), has been promoted
to full professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria. He
joined the faculty after teaching for nine
years in the Victoria schools.
Robert H. Paul, BASc'52, has been
appointed vice-president and manager of
business development for Canadian
Bechtel Ltd. He has been with the company since 1952.
Robert H. Paul
John C. Wesch, BASc'52, has been
appointed refinery superintendent at the
new Union Oil Company refinery at
Prince George, B.C.
Hilary E. Yates, (now Clark), BHE
'52, is the founder of a new group called
Allergies Unlimited. The association
hopes to provide a place for discussion
of problems and mutual help programs—•
much like the Canadian Diabetic Association.
33 Sydney Burton Sellick, BSF'52, MA
(Arizona), has been appointed director
of guidance, Hillcrest High School, in
Port Arthur, Ontario.
Hugh A. Daubeny, BSA'53, MSA'55,
PhD (Cornell), has left Canada on an
exchange program to the Scottish Institute of Horticultural Research at Dundee, where he will be doing research on
sub-fertility in the raspberry. For the
past nine years he has been on the staff
of the Canadian Department of Agriculture research station at Agassiz, B.C.
He will return to Agassiz in the spring
of  1968.
Eric Cameron MacKenzie, BSA'53, returned to the Congo in September, where
he is working with an agricultural missionary project of the Baptist Church
of Canada. The experimental co-operative farm at Thysville is attempting to
overcome the problem of arid land that
until now has supported only cottonwood
trees. Mr. MacKenzie has also done missionary work in Angola.
Greg M. F. de Montreve, BCom'53,
MBA (Stanford), has been appointed
manager of the raw sugar department of
the California and Hawaiian Sugar Company in San Francisco.
Harry W. Dosso, BA'55, MSc'57, associate professor of physics at the
University of Victoria has received his
doctorate from UBC. He has been con
ducting   research   into   the   earth's   geomagnetic structure.
W. Randle Iredale, BArch'55, has been
elected chairman of the Vancouver chapter of the Architectural Institute of
British Columbia.
W. Randle Iredale
Donald C. MacDonald, BSP'55, has
been elected president of the B.C. Pharmaceutical Association. He is past president of the Cranbrook Chamber of
Commerce and is president of the Cranbrook branch of the Canadian Red
'Amulets and Arrowheads' is the title
of a new children's book by Sheila
Madden, (now Rolfe), BA'55. It is an
adventure story based in British Columbia. Mrs. Madden is already planning
her next book—the subject to be police
dogs and their work.
Laurie G. Maranda, BASc'55, MSc
(Stanford), has been elected to the board
of directors of Choukalos, Woodburn,
McKenzie, Maranda Ltd., consulting engineers. He has been chief engineer for
the firm for five years.
Dr. Stephen Ryce, BA'55, PhD'59, has
been promoted to full professor in the
department of chemistry at the University of Victoria. He was an industrial
chemist before he joined the staff in
Elizabeth Ann Walton, BSN5'5, MSc
(Yale), has been appointed director of
the Preparation for Childbirth and
Parenthood Program at the Yale-New
Haven Medical Centre. She is also a
member of the faculty of the Yale
School of Nursing. Before going to the
United States Miss Walton was on the
faculty of the UBC School of Nursing
for seven years.
Paul R. Birch, BA'56, has returned to
Canada from Africa, where he was
working for Africa Enterprise, a missionary organization.
J. E. Henri Legare
J. E. Henri Legare, BSc (Laval), MA
'56, has been appointed director of ex-
At Home
on the Campus
VBC-trained bacteriologists staff the
Dairyland laboratory; UBC's Faculty of
Agriculture has worked in close cooperation with Dairyland for many years.
Dairyland is proud of this long and
happy association with the University of
British Columbia.
A Division of the Fraser Valley
Milk Producers' Association.
34 ploratory fishing and education with the
New Brunswick Department of Fisheries. In his new position Mr. Legare will
be involved with many research projects
and exploration for new species. He
will also be responsible for the training
of fishermen and the program at the
Fisheries' School at Caraquet.
Basil Dall Matterson, BASc'56, formerly assistant electrical superintendent
at the Powell River Division of MacMillan Bloedel Limited, has been promoted to electrical superintendent.
Mildred M. Wright, BA'56, MSW'57,
is the new unit director of the Catholic
Family and Children's Service Agency.
The newly amalgamated agency will
serve the lower Fraser Valley and its
purpose will be to assist, not only with
individual problems, but with the many
complex problems that bring strained
relationships in families.
Piero Ariotti, BA'57, MA (Berk), PhD
(Melbourne), is presently assistant professor in the department of philosophy,
at the University of California, San
Michael Scott McAllister, BA'57, has
been appointed as director of economic development for the City of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Prior to this Mr.
McAllister was a manager with Woodward's  in Calgary.
Walter and Barbara McLean, BA'57,
BD (U of T), (nee Scott, BEd'60), have
returned to Canada after five years in
Nigeria with the Presbyterian Church
of Nigeria and the Canadian University
Service   Overseas.   Mr.   MacLean    has
joined the Centennial International Development Program in Ottawa.
Dr.   William  Gordon  Meekison,   BA
'57, MD'62, has been appointed director
of the Cariboo Health Unit in Williams
Lake, B.C. Dr. Meekison attended the
University of Toronto last year, where
he was awarded his diploma in public
health in May 1967.
Robert W. Dickerson, BCom'58, LLB
'61, is the director of a federal team
which will recommend changes in the
Canada Corporation Act. He has been
on leave of absence from UBC since
1965, working in the tax analysis unit
of the Finance Department. David S. M.
Huberman, BA'55, LLB'58, LLM (Harvard), associate professor of law at UBC,
is also a member of this committee.
Terence N. Stringer, BASc'58, joined
MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. in July 1967, as
special projects assistant in the chief
forester's office. In his position he will
be working on various new forestry
Edward J. Gaines, BASc'59, has been
promoted from Flight Lieutenant to
Squadron Leader in the R.C.A.F. He has
been stationed at Ramore, Ontario as
Chief Ground Environment Officer.
Dr. Geza Kju, BSF'59 (Sopron), MF
(Yale), PhD'63, has been promoted from
assistant professor to associate professor in forestry and wildlife, College of
Agriculture at the Virginia Polytechnic
Institute. He joined the faculty in 1964.
John Franklin Ogilvie, BSc'59, MSc
'61, MA, PhD (Cantab), has been appointed to the chemistry department of
Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland, as assistant professor. He
was previously with the National Research Council in Ottawa.
Dr. William K. Oldham, BASc'59,
PhD (Texas), has been appointed manager of the newly established company,
Ingledow, Stanley and Associates Ltd.
Dr. Oldham is a specialist in pollution
control and was senior research engineer with Stanley Associates Engineering
before his new appointment.
Dr. Howard E. Petch, MSc (McMaster), PhD'59, has been appointed to the
faculty of the University of Waterloo as
senior administrator and professor of
physics. Dr. Petch is also a member of
the physics advisory committee of the
Science Secretariat.
Dr. Howard
E. Petch
Wesley N. Warren BA'59, BD'62, has
been appointed joint minister, with Rev.
What's In It For Me, They Keep Asking
IT'S A QUESTION which may not be viable (viable . . .
a good IN word this week) as a complete philosophy for
living, but it has its uses, not always entirely crass. For
instance, when people subscribe to and read a newspaper
they quite rightly do so because it provides something for
THEM, each and every one. Until computers start turning
out people, people will continue to differ from each other
in tastes and attitudes in a most disorderly and human
way and The Sun will keep right on being a paper in which
as many as possible find what they want.
35 Gerald   Payne,   at   West   Point   Grey
United Church in Vancouver.
George Richard Watson, BCom'59,
has been appointed treasurer-controller
of the Bingham Equipment Co. Ltd. in
Vancouver. He was previously in a
senior accounting position with North-
wood Pulp Ltd.
Both Donald and Catherine Cameron, BA'60, MA'62, (nee Cahoon, BA
'60, MA'64), received PhD's in 1967
from the University of London. They
returned to Canada in September to take
up post-doctoral awards at Dalhousie
University, Halifax—Donald in English
and Catherine in psychology.
For the next two years William H.
Carey, BASc'60, will be in Nairobi,
Kenya. He has been appointed to the
position of executive engineer with the
East African Post and Telecommunication Administration. This organization
provides telecommunication facilities for
the three East African countries of
Kenya,  Uganda,  and Tanzania.
Curtis B. Holmes, BSF'60, has been
promoted to logging manager at the new
Bougainville logging operations of MacMillan Bloedel in the South Pacific. Prior
to his promotion he was divisional engineer in the Queen Charlotte Islands.
David J. Lawless, MA'60, is now head
Out of this door walk
the  best dressed  men
in Vancouver.
of the department of psychology at St.
John's College, University of Manitoba.
As part of his research program he is
making a study of work incentives.
Allan D. Smith, BA'60, has been appointed executive assistant to Patrick
McTaggart-Cowan, President of Simon
Fraser University.
George Ross Sutherland, LLB'60 has
been appointed a provincial magistrate in
the Vancouver small debts court.
Ronald Robert D'Andrea, BPE'61, has
been appointed vice-principal at the
South Okanagan Secondary School. Mr.
D'Andrea is also the head of the physical education department at the school.
Glen A. Mervyn, BSc'61, will be on
leave of absence for the next year
from West Vancouver Secondary School
to go to Harvard University, where he
has been appointed an associate in education. Mr. Mervyn has joined the staff of
Harvard's Project Physics, whose
main aim is to develop a physics course
which will have a close correlation with
lives of high school and junior college
Philip Butterfield, BA'62, MA (Wash),
has been appointed assistant professor of
philosophy at the University of Lethbridge. For the past three years Mr.
Butterfield has been a teaching fellow in
philosophy at the University of Washington.
Dr. David Deny, MD'62, has been
appointed assistant professor in pharmacology at the University of Toronto.
Larry J. Fournier, BCom'62, has
joined the internal audit department of
MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.
Robert A. Gowen, BASc'62, PhD (Toronto), who is now living in New Jersey,
was recently interviewed by Warren
Davis of CBC, as to why students leave
Canada for the United States.
Charles J. McGilvery, BA'62, was appointed personnel manager at the MacMillan Bloedel head office in July 1967.
During the past summer, Dr. David
Sanger, MA'62, PhD (Wash), the head
archeologist, Eastern Canada section of
the National Museum of Canada, has
been conducting a survey for prehistoric
Indian sites in the St. Croix River area
of New Brunswick. These sites range in
age from 10,000 years to the coming of
the white man. This was his first year of
archeological work on the east coast
after spending seven years in B.C. Dr.
Sanger has published several papers on
his findings in archeological journals.
Dr. David Sanger
H. F. (Gus) Shurvell, MSc'62, PhD'64,
is now assistant professor in the chemistry department at Queen's University and is a member of the executive
of the Kingston section of the Chemical
Institute of Canada. In his letter to the
Alumni Association he notes that he will
be attending the C.I.C. conference at
UBC next June, at which time he hopes
to make use of his honorary membership in the Grad Centre.
William R. Hugh White, BA, MA
(Sask), PhD'62, is the Dean of Faculty
at the newly established Richmond College in Toronto. It is a co-educational,
liberal arts college designed for students
from the smaller evangelical denominations.
Sharon B. Amer, BA'63, BSc, MSc
(Columbia), has been appointed to the
new post of senior dental hygenist in the
Department of Health and Welfare, in
Ottawa. In her new position she will be
responsible for expanding the role of
the dental hygenist to alleviate some of
Canada's shortage in dental manpower.
Before returning to Columbia last year
for her masters, Miss Amer taught at
the University of Alberta dental school.
Peter W. Herke, BASc'63, has been
promoted to area manager of Digital
Equipment Corporation (U.K.) Ltd. in
Manchester, England.
Bayne F. Vance, BSA'63, MSA'64, has
been appointed Pesticide Officer at Cloverdale, B.C. in the Entomology Branch
of the Federal Department of Agriculture.
Carolyn Wright, BA'63, is the director
of the new Burnaby Art Gallery. Miss
Wright attended the Courtauld Institute
in London and in 1966 she received a
National Gallery training scholarship.
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36 the Vancouver schools is being guided
by Robin Bruce White, BEd'63. He will
set up a pilot project in six schools and
will be in charge of its gradual expansion throughout the system.
G. Alan and Daphne Marlatt, BA'64,
(nee Buckle, BA'64), have moved to
Napa, California, where Alan is working
on a pre-doctoral internship in psychology and Daphne is teaching school.
Arne Olson, BASc'64, PhD (MIT) has
been appointed assistant nuclear engineer at the Atomic Energy Commission
reactor testing station near Arco, Idaho.
Byron and Jane Olson, BArch'64, (nee
Muskett, BSN'64), left Kelowna in September for a trip through Europe to
India, where they will meet David and
Linda Kennedy, MD'62, (nee Campbell-
Brown, BSN'61), who have been working in a United Church hospital northeast of Bombay. The two couples plan a
month long hike along the base of Mt.
Dr. Andrew Pickard, BSc'64, visited
the Alumni Office during the summer.
He has been at the University of Western Ontario doing post-doctoral research
and in September he left to take up a
new appointment with the department of
chemistry at the University of Chicago.
Gunter Schramm, BA'64, PhD(Mich),
has been appointed assistant professor
of economics at the University of
Patricia Ann Wray, BHE'64, district
home economist for the Ontario counties
of Dunbar, Peterborough and Victoria,
has been transferred to the same position in Waterloo county, with her headquarters in Kitchener.
David M. Ablett, BA'65, has received the $3,000 Joseph Pulitzer Travelling Fellowship. He completed his
graduate work in journalism at Columbia University in June, ranking third in
the class of 90.
Caroline M. D. Spankie, BA'65, MA'
67, has been awarded a fellowship from
"Vancouver's  Leading
Business College"
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MRS. A. S. KANCS,  P.C.T.,  G.C.T.
the Canadian Scandinavian Foundation
for a year's travel and study in Scandinavia. She is presently attending town
planning classes at The Royal Academy
in Copenhagen.
Joy Harcourt Vernon, BA'65, has
joined the staff of the Children's Aid
Society in Vancouver. She will be attached to the orthopsychiatric unit as a
social work co-ordinator. Prior to her
appointment she was in Toronto working with women drug addicts.
Peter O. Freemantle, BEd'66, former
teacher and vice-principal of Jericho Hill
School for deaf and blind children, has
been appointed superintendent and principal of the school. From 1961 to 1966
he served as assistant superintendent
and superintendent of schools for the
deaf in Nova Scotia and Ontario.
Michael Gibbins, BCom'66, has joined
the staff of the Canadian Institute of
Chartered Accountants where he will be
assisting on the examination and continuing education program. He was formerly with a firm of chartered accountants in Prince George and Toronto.
The peaceful uses of atomic energy
were the topics of speeches made in
Vancouver by Thomas E. Clarke, MSc
'67. He spoke to almost 6,000 students
in 11 schools during his stay. This was
the first time that such a program had
been undertaken in B.C. by the Atomic
Energy  Board.
Thomas Garth Graham, BA (West.
Ont.), BLS'67, has been appointed assistant librarian at the Yukon Regional
Library in Whitehorse.
Sharen Hartsook, BLS'67, has joined
the staff at the headquarters of the
Wheatland Regional Library in Saskatoon.
Following a tour of research centres
and universities in the United States,
Betty McGill, BSR'67, has joined the
physiotherapy and research staff of Was-
cana Hospital in Regina.
Joyce Elizabeth MacKay, BHE'67,
with her husband Robert, has left Vancouver for Tanzania, where they will
both be teaching school for the next
two years under the sponsorship of the
Anglican Church of Canada.
Elizabeth Rolf, BEd'67, has left for
a two year posting to Amristan, India.
She will be teaching at a girls school
there. She is being sponsored by the
Anglican Church.
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daughter,   Pamela,   May  4,   1967,  in
Edmonton, Alberta.
FLT.    LIEUT,    and    MRS.    GEORGE    LANDIS,
BA'57, a son, Kenneth Michael, November 14, 1967, in Zweibrucken, West
archibald-rogers. Douglas Archibald,
BA'41, to Leah Dollen Rogers, October 24, 1967, in Victoria.
bloudoff-reid. Michael John Bloudoff,
BSc'65, to Patricia K. Reid, BSP'67,
July 7,  1967, in Port Coquitlam.
clark-tucker. Ronald Nicholson Clark,
MBA'64, to Sheila Ann Tucker, July
15, 1967, in Montreal Quebec.
cooper-coolen. Lt. Henry Anthony
Cooper, BA'59, to Elizabeth Ann
Coolen, June 24, 1967, in Halifax,
Nova Scotia.
corben-redekop. Leonard Albert Cor-
ben, BEd'65, to Elvera Redekop, October 6, 1967 in Aldergrove.
elliott-james. Dr. Murray Elliott to
Mary Louise James, BEd'67, August
19, 1967, in Vancouver.
girdler-durante. Edward Thomas Gird-
ler, to Caren Diane Durante, BA'67,
October 7, 1967, in Vancouver.
goodbrand-barty. Douglas William
Goodbrand, BA'67, to Wendy Elizabeth Barty, BA'65, August 18, 1967,
in Vancouver.
hamblin-caldwell. Paul Frederick
Hamblin, MSc'65, to Dorothy Sandra
Caldwell, BEd'65, August 19, 1967, in
Toronto, Ontario.
hansen-thomson. Wayne Arthur Hansen, BA'67, to Pamela Margaret
Thomson, August 31, 1967, in Vancouver.
housser-doherty. Bruce MacKenzie
Farris Housser to Barbara Louise
Doherty, BEd'66, August 12, 1967, in
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LLB'67, to Janet Harrison, BPE'67,
September 8, 1967, in Vancouver.
humphries-griffiths. John Thomas
Humphries, BCom'67, to Anne Griffiths, BA'66, July 22, 1967, in Vancouver.
keate-mcritchie. Richard Stuart Keate,
BA'65, to Mary Heather McRitchie,
BSc'66, BLS'67, August 26, 1967, in
Fernie, B.C.
kelly-donaldson. Peter Jonathan Kelly,
BA'64, to Sandra Lee Donaldson, BA
'66, August 25, 1967, in Vancouver.
kerr-barkan. John Custance Kerr, BA
'65, to Constance Barkan, July 29,
1967,  in  San  Mateo,  California.
klang-johnstone. Dr. Daniel M. Klang,
to Judith Johnstone, BHEc'62, July 7,
1967, in Vancouver.
klym-penner. Peter Klym, to Renata
H. Penner, BA'60, July 29, 1967, in
Montreal, Quebec.
lind-rankin. Philip Bridgman Lind, BA
'66, to Norah Anne Rankin, BA'66,
August 17, 1967, in Vancouver.
mitchell-chataway. John Christopher
Mitchell, BSc'62, MSc'65, to H. Patricia Chataway, BA'64, June 30, 1967,
in Vancouver.
stewart-stamp. W. Douglas Stewart,
BCom'62, LLB'63, to Penelope J.
Stamp, BCom'62, July 15, 1967, in
tarling-hull. Brian Harold Tarling, to
Valerie Ann Hull, BEd'66, July 27,
1967, in Vancouver.
warren-funk. Dr. Douglas Warren, to
Joan Venice Funk, BSN'60, September
2, 1967, in Vancouver.
witter-elliot. Glen Edgar Witter, to
Susan Rae Elliot, BPE'65, September
16, 1967, in Vancouver.
Rev. E. Leslie Best, BA'18, August 23,
1967, in Vancouver. Mr. Best came to
Canada from England in 1910. He was
wounded during service in World War I
with the Canadian 196th University Bat-
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talion. Following his graduation from
UBC he was awarded his bachelor of
divinity from Union College in 1919. He
served in several ministries in British
Columbia and was a founder of the
West Vancouver United Church. He retired in 1957. He is survived by his
wife, a son and two daughters.
Emerson Abernethy, BASc'30, August
24, 1967, in West Vancouver. Following
graduation in mechanical engineering,
and service with the Ingersoll-Rand
Company in Sherbrook, Quebec, he
joined the Imperial Oil Company in
Vancouver and had been with that company for thirty-four years. In 1938 he
joined the navy volunteer reserve and
served throughout the war in the Royal
Canadian Navy. He rose to the rank of
Lieutenant Commander. His service included that of Chief Engineer on the
Destroyer "Skeena", and also Engineer
on the Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier,
"Furious". He is survived by his wife, his
son and daughter and two grand
William Leonard Grant, BA'36, AM
(Harvard), PhD (U of T), November 5,
1967, in Vancouver. Dr. Grant was professor of classics at UBC at the time of
his death. Before coming to UBC he had
taught at the University of Toronto and
in the high schools of Vancouver and
Victoria. Dr. Grant was a former member of the National Council of the
Rennaissance Society of America and
had published several books on Italian
and Latin literature. He came to Canada from Scotland when he was a young
man, finishing his high school in Victoria
before entering UBC. During the Second
World War he was a member of the
Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve.
He is survived by his wife and son.
Robert  Reid   Smith,   BA'36,   October
25, 1967, in Vancouver. Mr. Smith, a
retired Vancouver school principal, had
been a member of the B.C. Teachers'
Federation for more than 40 years and
was president for the 1952-53 term. The
federation recognized the many contributions that Mr. Smith made to education and to the teachers of British
Columbia  when  in   1961   they  awarded
him the Fergusson Memorial Award, the
highest that the federation can give. He
was a member of the UBC Senate and
was involved in the establishment of the
UBC summer school for teachers. Mr.
Smith was actively interested in sports,
having organized many soccer teams and
was instrumental in organizing the first
senior women's softball league in Vancouver. He is survived by his wife and
two   daughters.
Edna Lillian Baxter, BA'40, MA
(Wash), September 18, 1967. At the time
of her death she was a professor of
Education and English at the University
of British Columbia.
Mrs. Kenneth H. Deane, (nee Constance M. Cunningham), BHEc'49, August 28, 1967, in Los Angeles, California. She is survived by her three
Dr. Gordon William Stewart, BA'51,
DDS'56 (U of T), September 1967, in
Vancouver. He is survived by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law.
Leonard Harry Kool, LLB'61, October
3, 1967, in New Westminster. He was a
member of the New Westminster Bar
Association. He is survived by his wife,
daughter, two sons, his mother, brother
and four sisters.
Harbans Mohen Gill, BSc'66, September 30, 1967, in Burnaby. Following
graduation he served with the Royal
Canadian Air Force. He is survived by
his mother, sister and three brothers.
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