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 THE U.B.C. ALUMNI
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Volume 15, No. 3
Autumn, 1961 ov*xL askxcLoJUL dv4*^l
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WORKING WITH  CANADIANS  IN   EVERY WALK  OF  LIFE  SINCE   1817
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE     2 U.B.C. ALUMNI CHRONICLE
Volume 15, No. 3—Autumn, 1961
editor: James A. Banham, BA'51
assistant editor: Frances Tucker, BA'50
PUBLISHED     QUARTERLY     BY     THE     ALUMNI
ASSOCIATION  OF   THE   UNIVERSITY  OF   BRITISH
COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER, CANADA
Board of Management
honorary president: N. A. M. MacKenzie, C.M.G., M.M.
and Bar, Q.C, BA, LLB (Dalhousie), LLM(Harvard),
LLD(Mount Allison, New Brunswick, Toronto, Ottawa,
Bristol, Alberta, Glasgow, Dalhousie, St. Francis Xavier,
McGill, Sydney, Rochester, Alaska, California), DCL(Whit-
man, Saskatchewan), DScSoc(Laval), President of the University of British Columbia.
Executive Committee: president, Wm. C. Gibson, BA'33,
MSc(McGill), DPhil(Oxon.), MD,CM(McGill); past president, Donovan F. Miller, BCom'47, SM(M.IX); first
vice-president, Franklin E. Walden, BCom'38, CA; second
vice-president, Mrs. John H. Stevenson, BA, BCom'40;
third vice-president, Patrick L. McGeer, BA(Hons.)'48,
PhD (Princeton), MD'58; treasurer, H. Frederick Field,
BA, BCom'40, CA. members-at-large: (Terms expire 1962):
Paul S. Plant, BA'49, Ben B. Trevino, LLB'59, Mrs. Kenneth M. Walley, BA'46. (Terms expire 1963): Mrs. David
C. Ellis, BA'36, Alan M. Eyre, BASc'45, John D. Taggart,
LLB'49, Charles Connaghan, BA'59, Alan Pierce, BA'49,
MA'60.
Degree Representatives: applied science—Alec H. Rome,
BASc'44; architecture—R. S. Nairne, BA'47, BArch'51;
arts—Miss Vivian C. Vicary. BA'33; commerce—Kenneth
F. Weaver, BCom'49; education—Paul N. Whitley, BA'22;
forestry—William P. T. McGhep, BA'46, BSF'47; home
economics—Miss Anne E. Howorth, BHE'52; law—Bryan
Williams, BCom'57, LLB'58; medicine—Dr. Ralph M.
Christensen, BA'50, MD'54; nursing—Miss Alice J. Baum-
gart, BSN'58; pharmacy—D. B. Franklin, BSP'52; physical
education—J. Reid Mitchell, BPE'49, BEd'55; science—
Joseph H. Montgomery, BSc'59, MSc'60; social work—
Gordon R. Wright, BA'50, BSW'52, MSW'54.
senate representatives: Nathan T. Nemetz, Q.C, BA'34;
J. Norman Hyland, BCom'34; Mark Collins, BA, BCom'34.
ex officio members: Director, U.B.C. Alumni Association;
assistant director, U.B.C. Alumni Association; presidents of
Alumni branches; president, 1961 graduating class; A.M.S.
president;  one other designated by  Students'  Council.
Editorial Committee: Chairman, G. Cecil Hacker,  BA'33.
Chronicle business and editorial offices: 252 Brock
Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C. Authorized as-
second class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa.
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free of charge
to alumni donating to the annual giving program
and U.B.C. Development Fund. Non-donors may
receive the magazine by paying a subscription of
$3.00 a year.
THE U.B.C. ALUMNI
CHRONICLE
Contents
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWS
4    General News Items
6 Homecoming
7 Alumnae and Alumni
FRANCES TUCKER
FEATURES
13    An Outsider Looks at U.B.C.
ARNIE MYERS
19 U.B.C.'s 'Little Mag'
JAN DE BRUYN
20 A Year of Progress at Victoria College
HUGH FARQUHAR
22    Some Notes on R. W. Brock
DAVID BROCK
26     Why Liberal Education for Adults?
RICHARD PEARCE
28    Revolutionary Ideas in Education
S. N. F. CHANT
30    Were You There?
OUR COVER PHOTOGRAPH IS A PORTRAIT OF THE LATE CHANCELLOR, DR. A. E. 'DAL' GRAUER, WHO DIED DURING JULY. AN
OBITUARY AND A TRIBUTE TO DR. GRAUER BY DR. WILLIAM C.
GIBSON, PRESIDENT OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, APPEAR ON
PAGES   1 1  AND 12.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Alumni Association News
HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION
URGED BY OKANAGAN COMMITTEE
The Alumni Association's new program of increased branch and regional
development has resulted in increased
activity in several areas.
OKANAGAN - MAINLINE As  a  follow-lip
to the very successful conference on
higher education held in Vernon on
May 6, representatives from communities
in this region met in Vernon on June 17.
The purpose of the meeting, chaired by
Dr. Mack Stevenson of Vernon, was to
further the organization of the Okanagan-
Mainline regional committee to speak as
one voice on the needs of higher education for that region specifically and for
B.C. generally.
A noteworthy outcome of this meeting
was a telegram sent to Premier W. A. C.
Bennett, followed by a letter, a copy of
which went to all M.L.A.s, requesting
the immediate establishment of a royal
commission on higher education to study
the needs of higher education in B.C.
The Okanagan-Mainline regional committee expressed the view that this commission should report its findings within
three months of completing its inquiry.
Expressing concern over the serious fragmentation of higher education already
occurring in the province, the committee
urged that the commission should be
composed of three eminent educational
experts from outside B.C. and should
study the means of decentralizing higher
education within the framework of a
federated system. Other branches and
regions have been asked to support and
endorse this action by the Okanagan-
Mainline group.
Vancouver island—Tim Hollick-Ken-
yon, the assistant director, visited Vancouver Island branches during the last
week of June. The purpose of the tour
was to acquaint each branch with the
latest developments in the Alumni
Association's work and to explore the
feasibility and desirability of a regional
conference on higher education for Vancouver Island. The idea was enthusiastically received by all branches, with a
date to be set some time in the fall of
1961. To plan and organize the conference, each branch was asked to name
two representatives to a regional conference planning committee.
Representatives named to date include:
Campbell river—Mr. J. R. Caldwell,
Mr. J. W. Baikie; courtenay-comox—
Mr. Harold Mclvor, Mrs. Dean Mag-
owan; qualicum-parksville—Mr. J. L.
Nicholls, Mrs. E. Touzeau; ladysmith—
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, Mr. John MacNaughton; duncan—Mr. David Williams,
Mrs. J. H. Moore; chemainus—Mr.
Gordon Brand; victoria—Mr. Robert
Gray, Mr. David Feme.
With the great interest in higher
education so evident in this region, this
first conference on Vancouver Island will
be assured of success. This will be the
third such conference on higher education, preceded by one in Vernon on May
6, and in Abbotsford on December 3 last
year.
Branch contacts on Vancouver Island
are to be commended for the success of
this tour by the assistant director. In
Campbell River, meetings were held at
the high school and the home of Mrs. W.
J. Logie. The Courtenay group hosted a
large gathering at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold S. S. Mclvor, while Mr.
David Williams arranged a meeting of
the Duncan group. A luncheon meeting
called by Mr. Norman Burgess was held
in Port Alberni, and visits were made to
Mr. J. L. Nicholls, Qualicum, Mr. Hugh
Heath, Nanaimo, and Mrs. T. R. Boggs
at Ladysmith.
On June 28 representatives of the
Alumni Association board of management met with the Victoria Alumni executive to discuss matters of interest pertaining to the Victoria College and the
Point Grey campuses of U.B.C. The
meeting provided a most helpful interchange of information and it was agreed
that a regular schedule of such meetings
would be established.
kootenays—Early in July many
centres in the East and West Kootenays
were visited by the assistant director. In
each community people showed a great
interest in the University and its work.
The need for more educational institutions, junior colleges, technical schools
and vocational institutes for the Kootenays was expressed by many people. They
frequently spoke of the cost of sending
students to U.B.C, and of the possibility
of establishing institutions closer to the
central Kootenay population.
To crystallize this thinking of the
people in the Kootenay region, the idea
was suggested of a regional conference
on higher education similar to the conference held in Vernon last May. Regional support for this proposal was
found to be very positive. Ways and
means of holding such a conference are
now being explored by the Alumni
Association.
The Kootenay branches were found
to be actively interested in the Association's new program of regional organization, and are anxious to support forthcoming projects. Credit must be given
to the many loyal supporters of the
Association throughout the region.
New branch contacts were established
in Grand Forks (Dr. James Henniger),
and Castlegar (Mr. Ed McGawley).
Gatherings were arranged in Fernie,
Trail, Nelson, Cranbrook, Kimberley,
Creston and Invermere. These meetings
were highlighted by spirited discussions
on many aspects of education. Some
gatherings ended by hearing a taped
speech by Dr. Ian McTaggart Cowan on
"Science and education—the challenge
in our world today." This address is
available to branches, on request, from
the Alumni office.
A luncheon meeting was held in Trail,
arranged by Mr. Ritchie Deane. Many
grads and friends attended meetings in
Kimberley, at the home of Mr. Joe
Giegerich, in Invermere at the home of
Mr. G. A. Duthie, and in Creston, at
the home of Mr. Bob Morrison. Gatherings were also arranged in Fernie by
Mr. Kenny Stewart, in Nelson by Mr.
Leo Gansner, and in Cranbrook by Mr.
Eric McKinnon.
VICTORIA COLLEGE GRADUATES
DEVELOPING   NEW  ORGANIZATION
The Alumni Association of the University of British Columbia, Victoria College, held its first annual dinner meeting
on May 26th, 1961, in the Union room
of the Ewing building at Victoria
College.
David M. Feme, president-elect, presided over the meeting which was
attended by approximately 150 alumni
of both Victoria College and the University of British Columbia. Special
guests at the dinner were members of the
first graduating class from Victoria College. Also in attendance were Vancouver
members of the board of management
of the U.B.C. Alumni Association.
Mr. Feme, in his report to the meeting, outlined the development of the new
organization from its previous status as
a branch to one which now has an
identity of its own. He spoke of the
close co-operation that has existed between the Vancouver executive and the
Victoria executive, and of how the Vancouver executive had assisted in the establishment of the new organization. He
told of the setting up of a steering committee which had sent a letter to Victoria
College Council asking for an initial
grant of $1500 to meet preliminary expenses, and how these, and other requests,
were granted.
The meeting was presented with a
rough draft of the new constitution which
sets out as its first object "to foster in all
members a feeling of loyalty to Victoria
College and the University of British
Columbia, and a sense of responsibility
for the continuance of its educational
work".
Mr. Feme went on to call upon the
alumni for their support. "Never before
has there been such a need for higher
education as there is today . . . because
Victoria College has now reached University status, because it is expanding
both physically and culturally within the
community, there must be an active
alumni".
The guest speaker for the evening was
Dr. Charles Armstrong, president of the
University of Nevada, and one of two
people chosen to receive honorary degrees at Victoria College's first Congregation. Dr. Armstrong expressed his
pleasure as to the new status of Victoria
College which, in his opinion, was long
overdue.   Dr.  Armstrong,  an  ex-student
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE   4 of Victoria College, spoke of the quality
of teachers at the institution and of the
important part they have played in his
career. He spoke of the importance of
good teaching and what it can do for
an institution of higher education.
GRADUATES SHOULD BE PREPARED
TO PRESERVE PLAYING FIELDS
By G. E. ''Ted" Baynes
Chairman, Alumni Center and
Playing Fields Committee
During  the   past  ten  years  there  has
been a decline in the number of campus
playing fields  as the result of the construction of new buildings and adjacent
parking facilities. If this trend continues
it  may be that our campus  will eventually  be   one   of   large   buildings   surrounded   by   pavement   and   black   top.
Perhaps,   like   many   American   universities, only our stadium will  remain  as
a playing field.
In fairness it should be stated that the
University is presently creating a 15-
acre playing field at the south end of the
campus. While this will result in a net
increase in the amount of playing field
available, the continuing increases in
student enrolment will result in a relative decrease in the amount of playing
field space.
Perhaps U.B.C. should follow the
British tradition rather than the American one in the matter of playing fields.
There are two main reasons for this
stand. Firstly, many of our students come
from areas in B.C. where they have never
had an opportunity to play team games.
These people might not turn out on their
own accord for the Varsity football
team, but they could well play at the
inter-class or intramural level. For this
informal level of sport, the playing fields
must be close to the classrooms and
living quarters.
The second and most important reason
for needing many playing fields on our
campus is because of the peculiar tradition of sports at U.B.C. It is a tradition
of active athletic participation. All our
early graduates played games and this
was a most important part of our early
life. Jack Tyrwhitt's MacKechnie Cup
rugger team excelled because it was supported by four other teams. Dr. Gordon
Burke's Hardy Cup team had graduated
from three minor teams. Dr. Todd's
soccer teams required several fields on
Saturday afternoon. Both men's and
women's grasshockey also required their
space on our campus.
It is reported that there is a greater
variety of games played at U.B.C. than
at any campus on this continent. It might
also be said that until very recent years
we had more participant players with
fewer spectators than any other university.
If we value this tradition—and if we
are to encourage those who have never
played team sports—we must dedicate
and preserve our remaining playing fields
within the campus area. In order to do
this, an alert interest from graduates and
others is essential.
Two Remain  in Election for  Chancellorship
Two of the four persons nominated
for the office of Chancellor of the University, DR. PHYLLIS ROSS and MRS. ANNE
Angus, are allowing their names to stand
for the election to take place on November 28. dr. leon koerner and dr. hugh
keenleyside, also nominated, requested
that their names be withdrawn. A special
election is necessary to fill the unexpired term of office  of the late Chan
cellor, dr. a. e. grauer, who died July
28,  1961.
mrs. f. M. ross, nee Phyllis Gregory,
BA'25, MA(Bryn Mawr), LLD(Brit.
Co;.)'45, LLDINew Brunswick)'60.
Elected to Senate, 1951-54, again 1960-
63. Appointed to Board of Governors,
1957.
mrs. h. f. angus, nee Anne M. Anderson, BA'23, elected to Senate, 1957-60,
re-elected 1960-63.
ANNUAL GIVING TO BE STRESSED
IN 1961  FUND RAISING APPEAL
By Alan Eyre
Chairman, Alumni Annual Giving
Campaign
This fall the Alumni annual giving
campaign will swing into an all-out effort
to build a staunch group of alumni who
will make their giving to the University
a truly annual event. Let us not confuse
this campaign with the U.B.C. Development Fund, which was a capital gifts
appeal to the general public, as well as
to alumni, for urgently needed buildings. The Development Fund has nearly
completed collecting its pledges, and
now alumni will recognize the need for
a renewed flow of large and small donations through alumni annual giving.
The government and other donors
cannot possibly meet all the needs and
requirements, particularly in view of the
tremendous expansion in enrolment and
resultant pressure on existing facilities.
We know that by 1975 there will be a
student body of 23,000 students. Alumni
annual giving is designed to provide for
special programs and needs that are not
otherwise budgeted for, to fill in existing gaps to make our University a truly
first class institution.
U.B.C. alumni can be rightfully proud
of the support they gave to the U.B.C.
Development Fund. This same type of
support can be expected for the 1961
Alumni annual giving campaign. While
there were Alumni annual giving campaigns before the Development Fund
campaign in 1957, and while the Alumni
Association appealed to alumni for funds
after the Development Fund campaign
was over, alumni annual giving at this
University has not yet reached the level
of total involvement gained by alumni
annual giving campaigns of other major
Canadian and American universities. The
Alumni Association, commencing with
this year's campaign, will endeavour to
develop in all alumni a full appreciation
of their obligation to share in providing
for the growth of U.B.C. To say that
alumni of U.B.C. have an obligation
over and above that of their fellow citizens to support a "state" university is
perfectly true, because alumni gained a
university education and through their
fees paid only a fraction of the total
cost of this education.
Above and beyond any sense of obligation on the part of alumni, there is
the growing realization of the need to
create not just a good university, but
rather a great university to meet the
needs of an advancing society and to
protect the rights of free-thinking people.
Tomorrow's students, the children of
our alumni, deserve no less than this.
In future years, U.B.C. alumni will
take their place as the main providers
of funds for all phases of university
expansion into new areas. Co-ordinated
leadership over the wide range of fund
raising objectives and co-ordination of
all appeals will make it possible for an
alumnus to make one contribution to
U.B.C, and have it directed to whatever channel he chooses.
The needs of higher education in this
province are of course not restricted to
1960 Graduates
A special note to 1960 graduates: Each
year's graduating class makes a grant to
the Alumni Association that provides
four free issues of the Chronicle to every
graduate of that year. This Autumn issue is the fourth and last you, as a 1960
graduate, will receive under this arrangement. All gifts of $5.00 or more to the
Alumni annual giving program provide
donors with a year's subscription to the
Chronicle and active membership status
in the Alumni Association which has
no membership fees.
the U.B.C. campus at Point Grey. Victoria College this year presented its
first candidates for the U.B.C. degree,
and with its growth also has needs that
can only be met through the generosity
of alumni. Accordingly, for the first
time, the Alumni annual giving campaign has been co-ordinated with Victoria College to permit a unified appeal,
with provision for funds to be specifically earmarked by donors for Victoria
College.
This year the needs of the University
are greater than they have ever been.
As stated by the Alumni Association
president, Dr. William Gibson, every
alumnus must face up to this challenge
now. The alumni annual giving appeal
will look to you for support for your
University. We know you will do your
share.
5   U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE THE 35th ANNUAL HOMECOMING
Homecoming Story-1961
The largest number of class reunions ever held at one time are planned
for Homecoming this year and several
new features have been added to the
program. Out-of-town grads have already shown exceptional interest and
several regional groups are planning
to be in Vancouver for Homecoming
weekend. For information about the
travelling group nearest them grads
living away from Vancouver should
write to the U.B.C. Alumni office,
Vancouver 8, B.C.
The program with details known
at press time is shown at the right.
Watch U.B.C. Reports for Homecoming highlights as plans become final.
A final printed folder will bring you
the complete program shortly before
Homecoming. But plan now to attend.
Chairmen for class reunions are:
Chief Justice Sherwood Lett—1916;
Mr. James Lawrence—1921; Mrs.
Bert Wales—1926; Mr. John Farris—
1931; Mr. R. V. MacLean—1936;
Mr. Hector MacKay — 1941; Mr.
Allan Ainsworth—1946; Mr. Don
Duguid and Mr. Terry Lynch—1951.
Graduates of each class will receive
a letter from their chairman and can
get more information from the Alumni Office.
New features this year include the
golf tournament, a revue at the social
evening Oct. 27, and more extensive
guided tours Saturday afternoon as
an alternate event to the Football
Game. Grads are invited to choose
the tour suited to their own interests.
Tea and informal discussion will follow each tour.
As in the past the all-grad Homecoming Ball in Brock Hall Saturday
evening, a cabaret style affair, will be
the social highlight of the weekend.
Renew friendships, foster discussion, see the new campus and enjoy
yourself at U.B.C. Homecoming.
Program for Graduates
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
afternoon: Golf Tournament at University
golf course. Get entry forms now.
reunion dinners: Medical faculty; Home
Economics school; classes.
evening: Basketball in Memorial Gym.
Grads. vs. Thunderbirds — Oldtimers
game.
students' campus revue: An evening of
fun. Informal entertainment by the students. Cabaret-style seating; refreshments
available. The meeting-place for all grads
after the reunions and the basketball
game.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
morning: Free registration and coffee hour
with deans and professors emeriti. Followed by panel presentations  and  discussion.
lunch: Barbecue style in the Field House.
reunion lunch: Class of '16, Faculty Club.
afternoon: Football (Alberta vs. U.B.C.)
Guided Tours of Campus
1. Medical Sciences
Chemical engineering
New residences
Thea Koerner Graduate Student
Centre
New library
George T. Cunningham pharmacy
building
reunion dinners: Classes.
evening: A dance for grads at Brock Hall.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE   6 Alumnae and Alumni
Items of Alumni news are invited in the
form of press clippings or personal
letters. These should reach the Editor,
U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle, 252 Brock
Hall, U.B.C., for the next issue not later
than November I, 1961.
1916
thomas J. Robertson, BA, has been
elected president of the newly-formed
Delta Historical Society.
1921
gf.orge c. cross, BA, is still active
with the George Cross News Letter, after
giving ownership of the daily publication
to his son, George B. Cross. The News
Letter, started in 1948, covers the
activities of every company in western
Canada in which there is public investment, and also provincial and muncipal
financing.
WILFRID R.   (MICKEY)   MCDOUGALL, BA,
prominent North Vancouver high school
principal and community worker, has retired after 39 years in teaching. Upon
his retirement, the city of North Vancouver presented him with the first civic
award to be given by the city council.
Succeeding Mr. McDougall will be
DANIEL c. dempsey, BA'39.
s. morley scott, BA,MA(Tor.),
PhD(Mich.), attended the 14th and 15th
sessions of the United Nations as a member of the Canadian delegation. Dr. Scott
now heads the historical division of the
Department of External Affairs in
Ottawa.
1922
paul n. whitley, BA, has retired as
principal of John Oliver high school.
Mr. Whitley was editor of the Ubyssey
in 1920-21, AMS president in 1922, and
president of the Alumni Association in
1929-30. He is presently the degree
representative for Education on the
Alumni Association board of management.
1925
EARL   B.    (SLIM)    GILLANDERS,   BA.MA
"26,PhD(Princeton), first vice-president
of the Rio Tinto Mining Co. Ltd., has
been elected president of the Canadian
Metal Mining Association.
JOYCE HALLAMORE, BA,MA'26,PhD
(Munich), has been granted a year's
leave of absence from her duties as professor and head of the German department at U.B.C. Dr. Hallamore will spend
two months at Berkeley before going on
to Germany and Austria to carry on research on two German authors.
1926
A.   EARLE   BIRNEY,   BA,MA(Tor.) .PhD
(Tor.).FRSC, was instrumental in
acquiring a number of Malcolm Lowry's
unpublished manuscripts for the University   of   British   Columbia   library.   Dr.
7   U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
Birney is in hot pursuit of other writings
that Lowry may have left as a literary
legacy.
B. BRITTON brock, BASc,PhD( Wis.),
a longtime resident of Johannesburg, has
been awarded the Draper Memorial
Medal for his contribution to geology
in South Africa. Dr. Brock was president of the Geological Society of South
Africa in 1957-58. His recent publications
nearly all pertain to the broad structural
aspects of geology. His brother, dave
brock, BA'30, has written an article on
their father, the late Dean Brock, also
in this issue.
1927
WILLOUGHBY WALTER MATTHEWS, BSA,
we have discovered, has been living in
Burma for years—during the war he was
in the Burmese navy. This spring he was
presented with the Order of the British
Empire by the British ambassador just
before the Queen's birthday reception at
the British embassy. Mr. Matthews is the
Rangoon general manager of Ellerman's
Arracan Rice & Trading Co. Ltd., 26
Phayre Street, P.O. Box No. 600, Rangoon,  Burma.
1928
william e. Thomson, BA, a director
of Pemberton Securities Limited of Vancouver, has been named president of the
company.
1929
Joseph c ink, BSA, has been
appointed supervisor of Cominco's safety
and hygiene department.
II.      BORDEN      MARSHALL,      BA,MA'31,
PhD(McGill), director of the department of chemistry, Ontario Research
Foundation, Toronto, has been named
winner of the Montreal Medal of the
Chemical Institute of Canada. Dr. Marshall is well known for his research in
pulp and paper.
Christopher riley, BA(McMaster),
MA,PhD(Chic), well known B.C. mining geologist, attended the Commonwealth Mining Congress in South
Africa.
1931
helen i. barr, BA, West Vancouver
high school teacher, will take a year's
leave of absence to lecture in Switzerland.
c w. e. locke, BASc, has been
appointed vice-president in charge of
Asian operations, including the Middle
East, South Asia and the Far East, for
Sandwell International Limited in Vancouver. Mr. Locke, who has recently returned from Europe to take up this new
appointment, spent several years in
Pakistan as resident manager of the mill
built by the Sandwell Company.
1932
william   (bill)   hall,  BASc,   is   the
1961 president of the Association of
Professional Engineers of B.C. He has
held the position of chief of Aero Surveys Division, Lands Service, Department
of Lands and Forests of the B.C. Government for the past ten years.
1933
louis T. rader, BASc,MSc(CI.T.),
PhD(C.I.T.), whose transfer to International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, New York, we mentioned in
the June, 1960 issue, was appointed to
that company as vice-president. As group
vice-president—Linked States commercial, he has charge of all non-military
operations for ITT's United States companies. Dr. Rader spent more than twenty
years with General Electric Co., where
for the past six years he was general manager of the specialty control department,
located in Waynesboro, Virginia. He is
considered one of the leading authorities on automation and tape control. The
combination of the two is the basis of
G.E.'s "flexible automation" concept,
created at Waynesboro while he was
general manager there.
1934
T. ALLAN HARRISON, BA,MA'42, steps
into the vice-principalship of North Vancouver high school this month. Mr.
Harrison was a former teacher and
counsellor   at   Delbrook  high   school.
GEORGE    M.    VOLKOFF.    M.B.E.,BA,MA
'36,PhD(Calif.),DSc'45,FRSC, is the new
head of the U.B.C. physics department.
More news about the appointment will be
found elsewhere in this issue. Mrs. Volkoff is the former olga okulich. BA'33,
MA'35.
1935
donald h. baker, BASc, is manager of
the new newsprint mill at Crofton, B.C.
for B.C. Forest Products. The mill is a
$47 million laboratory operated by
specialists and technicians who convert
forest waste into 500-pound bales of
gleaming white fibre sheets. Mr. Baker
has the responsibility of maintaining the
volume and quality of the product.
david a. lesser, BA, was elected president of the Retail Merchants Association
of Canada at the annual executive convention held in Waskesiu, Saskatchewan.
DONALD   C.   S.   MACDONALD,   BCom.BA.
is commanding officer, RCAF Station,
Rockcliffe, Ontario.
ITAI.O A. rader, BASc, is sales manager
for Canada with Allan Bradley Manufacturing Company in Gait, Ontario.
FLORENCE    H.    WALKER,    BA,BASc(N),
executive secretary of the Registered
Nurses Association of Ontario, has retired to her native Glencoe, Ontario,
after sixteen years' service.
1936
r. a. Hamilton, BASc, is product
planner  for   induction  motors   with  the apparatus department, Canadian General
Electric Co. Ltd., in Peterborough,
Ontario.
mrs. yuriko moriya (nee yuriko
"lily" mizuno, BA), the first Japanese
from Japan to take an honours course
at U.B.C, has a daughter, Atsuko, on
campus taking graduate studies. Atsuko is
believed to be the first second-generation Japanese taking a degree at U.B.C.
Mrs. Moriya visited Vancouver in 1950.
Robert r. smith, BA, a retired Vancouver school principal and past president of the B.C. Teachers' Federation,
was the winner of the Fergusson
Memorial Award for 1961. Mr. Smith
received the award for his contribution
to education and the welfare of teachers.
He has been a member of the U.B.C.
senate, and played a part in the development of the U.B.C. summer school for
teachers.
1937
john o. hemmingsen, BASc, has been
appointed vice-president, logging, for
MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River
Limited. Mr. Hemmingsen will also
direct the towing and log purchase departments.
1938
ian douglas boyd, BA, principal of
Queen Elizabeth Elementary School,
attended a world teachers' conference in
New Delhi, India, August 1-7, as a delegate from the Canadian Teachers' Federation. He is a past-president of the
Federation.
edmund v. caspell, BA, has retired
after eighteen years as principal of Renfrew School.
1939
JOHN   ALFRED    (JACK)    HAMILTON,   BA
(Wash.),NGA, who was principal of
grade eight elementary schools in Vancouver from 1905 to 1948 when he retired to enter business, is (at the age of
77 years!) a freight claims adjuster with
Cottrell Forwarding Co. Ltd. in Vancouver. Mr. Hamilton took most of his
undergraduate work at U.B.C.
harold e. harvey, BA, is the director
of the Cultus Lake research laboratory
for the International Pacific Salmon
Fisheries Commission. The laboratory is
dedicated to the protection and extension
of the sockeye and pink salmon industry.
MRS.   D.   MILTON   OWEN,   (nee   MARION
reid, BA), has been elected the first
woman president of the Vancouver
Children's Aid Society.
1940
lester j. pronger, BA,MA'48,Dde l'U
(Paris),PhD (Harvard), has been promoted from assistant to associate professor of French at York University.
1941
honel A. cox, BA,MA'43, is now vice-
president of research and development
engineering and a member of the board
of directors for Personal Products Corporation, Milltown, New Jersey, which is
affiliated with Johnson & Johnson. Dr.
Cox joined Personal Products in March,
1961, after serving for over seven years
as director of research for Johnson &
Johnson Ltd., Canada.
pit desjardins, BA, has been appointed
vice-president, timber supply, for Western Plywood Company Ltd. Mr. Desjardins has served in various executive
positions with Western Plywood since he
joined the Company in 1946.
gerald v. Howard, BA,MA'47, director of the United States Bureau of Commercial Fisheries biological laboratory
at San Diego, California, has an interesting article in the May, 1961 issue of
Western Fisheries on "The Pacific Coast
Tuna Fisheries".
JOHN C. F. MACDONALD, BA,MA'48,
PhD (Tor.), is an assistant professor on
the staff of the newly-formed department of therapeutic radiology, created
within the faculty of medicine at the
University of Western Ontario.
MRS. A. C. BRUCE SINGLETON, (nee JEAN
AGNES     ROBERTSON,     BA,     MD(McGill),
after graduating from U.B.C. and
McGill, studied tropical diseases at
Edinburgh University, then entered the
colonial medical service and spent six
years in Nairobi and three in Nyasaland
before returning here where she is
working at number three Metropolitan
Health Unit.
1943
john G. h. halstead, BA, was in Vancouver on leave for a week during the
summer. He has served as counsellor in
the Canadian Mission to the United
Nations in New York for the past three
years. In August, Mr. Halstead went to
Paris as minister in the Canadian
embassy.
1944
byron t. estey, BA, president of
Columbia Distributors Limited, has
launched a $250,000 a year industry in
throw-away hot drink cups. The name
of the new company is Impac Containers
Ltd. and is jointly operated by Estey and
Impac Containers Ltd., Ontario. The industry is the first of its kind in Vancouver and on the west coast.
N. e. taylor, BASc, has been
appointed manager of Texaco Canada
Limited's B.C. division with headquarters in Vancouver.
1945
GEORGE H. blumenauer, BASc in
mechanical engineering, has been elected
vice-president, Otis Elevator Company
Limited, with responsibility for all sales,
service and construction activities of the
company throughout Canada. After wartime service as an engineer officer
(RCEME) and graduation he joined the
Otis company in 1946 as a student engineer, and since then has had varied
experience with the company. He returned to Hamilton head office in 1959
as general manager of operations.
j. david king, BCom, BSA, area development representative of B.C. Electric has been appointed industrial
development manager of the firm's mar
keting division. In his new role, Mr.
King will direct B.C.E. efforts to encourage expansion of local industry and
to interest business leaders across
Canada and in other nations in locating
in B.C.
byron w. straight, BA,MA'49, author
of an article, "The Need for Portable
Pensions", in The Business and Professional Woman magazine, May-June
issue, is a partner and consulting actuary
with the firm, Byron Straight & Company, Vancouver. He has designed and
been responsible for the actuarial work
in connection with many pension plans
in Canada since 1951. Mr. Straight is
co-author of "The Actuary's Pension
Handbook", the only published set of
complete actuarial tables for pension
plans.
1947
a. w. r. carrothers, BA,LLB'48,LLM
(Harvard), of the Faculty of Law, and
director of the Institute of Industrial
Relations, has been elected president of
the Canadian Association of University
Teachers. His marriage is noted elsewhere in this issue.
MRS.   R.   H.   LAURENCE   (nee   MARGARET
c. Wilkinson, BA), whose latest book,
This Side Jordan is now on the market,
is living in Vancouver. Mrs. Laurence
has been living and writing in Africa.
d. MOIRA SWEENEY, BA, BSW'50,
MSW'51, is program director at Alexandra Neighborhood House in Vancouver, and also holds the office of first
vice-president of the B.C. Association
of Social Workers.
1948
KENNETH    M.    AITCHISON,    BA,BEd'51,
MEd'58, is the 1961-62 president of the
B.C. Teachers' Federation. Mr. Aitchi-
son will be on a year's leave of absence
from his position as senior English
teacher and boys' counsellor at Burnaby South High School.
MRS.     RALPH    E.     GIESEY,     (nee     NORA
Clarke, BA), received a master of social
work degree from the University of Minnesota last June. Mrs. Giesey was studying on a grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health.
arthur H. Goldberg, BA, managing
director of Sightseeing Limited in
Israel, has agreed to act as the Alumni
Association's contact in Israel.
THE   REV.    JOHN    P.    GORDON,    CD,BA,
BTh(McMaster),BSW, has retired as
padre at Camp Borden, Ontario.
david f. hayward, LLB, together with
his wife, the former ruby dunlop,
BA,'49, and their four children are home
on furlough after seven years in the
jungle country of India, where they are
with a Baptist mission. Mr. Hayward
may be remembered as the founder of
the "Jokers' Club" on campus and his
wife as the only freshette ever to reign
as Queen of the Mardi Gras.
david r. williams, BA,LLB'49, president of the Duncan Chamber of Commerce, declined an invitation from the
Victoria  Waxworks   Museum  to  say  a
U.B.C. alumni chronicle
8 few words of welcome to a wax figure
of Queen Victoria. Mr. Williams is our
branch president in Duncan.
1949
henry w. D. ARMSTRONG, BASc,MBA
(McGill), has received his diploma in
management and business administration from McGill University.
floyd w. bigsby, Jr., BASc,MS(Iowa
State),PhD(Iowa State), was recently
awarded the latter degree from Iowa
State University of Science and Technology at its annual commencement
held in May. His major for the PhD
degree was in the field of agricultural
engineering - theoretical and applied
mechanics.
william d. ferry, LLB, has been
appointed judge of the County Court of
Cariboo in British Columbia. Mr. Ferry
has practised law in Prince George since
1949.
lamond a. milne, BCom, has been
elected president of the Society of Industrial and Cost Accountants of
British Columbia.
david R. owen, BSF, has been named
market research analyst connected with
the building materials division of Crown
Zellerbach.
daniel g. rice, BA,BEd'60, is the
new administrative officer in charge of
the Prince Albert training school in
Saskatchewan. Mr. Rice will be in complete charge of the institution, including a
staff of 78 nurses, recreation and occupational therapists and social workers.
His main work will be organizing a
training program for the 350 trainees.
john m. sif.burth, BSA,MSA(Wash.
State),PhD(Minn.), who as associate
professor of anima! pathology at the
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, joined
the 23rd Argentine Antarctic Expedition Group three years ago, is now
vorking in marine biology. He was
appointed a year ago to Rhode Island
University's marine biology lab in
Narragansett Bay.
allan g. stables, BA, principal for
the last four years of Prince George
senior high school, has resigned to
accept the principal's post in a new high
school in North Vancouver. Mr. Stables
will also work towards a master of arts
degree while in this post.
1950
e. g. bennett, BASc, has been
appointed district manager of Pioneer
Electric Limited in Vancouver, j. k.
cavers, BASc'51, is now the western
sales manager in Winnipeg for the same
company.
paul r. bianco, LLB, has been
appointed manager of Eastern Trust
Company in Kamloops, B.C. Prior to
his new appointment, Mr. Bianco held
the position of trust officer in the Vancouver branch.
francis j. cairnie, BA, is the secretary-treasurer of the B.C. Teachers'
Federation for the next year. Mr.
Cairnie is living in Victoria.
mervyn davis, BSW, called on citizens to forget their awe of the expert
and get on with their job of helping
in the field of correction. Mr. Davis is
executive director of the John Howard
Society.
ada george, BASc(N), is the new
president of the Registered Nurses'
Association of B.C.
john graham, BASc, has moved from
the Ocean Falls division to become industrial engineer at Crown Zellerbach
Canada's converting plant in Richmond.
george r. j. law, BSA,MS(Wash.),
PhD(Calif.), has joined Poultry Farms
basic research laboratory in Johnston,
Iowa, to engage in research of blood
groups of chickens. Dr. Law moved
there from California where he was
studying blood groups of turkeys.
1951
THE rev. HARRY B. BARRETT, BA, has
been appointed secretary for college
work, youth work and church vocations
in the department of religious education
of the Anglican Church of Canada. Rev.
Mr. Barrett's marriage is noted elsewhere in this issue.
john m. (jack) gillis, BA, has been
promoted to casework supervisor, Vancouver Family Court, taking Tim
Hollick-Kenyon's place. Mr. Gillis has
been a probation officer in the Vancouver Juvenile Court for the past six
years.
THOMAS BARR GREENFIELD, BA, a Student at the University of Alberta, was
awarded a $3,600 Alberta graduate
fellowship.
michael hind-smith, BA, has been
appointed national program director for
the CTV Television Network Limited in
Toronto.
JAMES   R.    MIDWINTER,    BA,   who    has
been in India for the past two years as
second secretary (commercial) in the
Canadian High Commissioner's office,
Delhi, has been posted to Santiago, Chile,
as first secretary (commercial) with the
Canadian embassy there. His wife is the
former sally herd, BCom'53.
THE   REV.   G.   HOWARD  TURPIN,   BA,   for
eight years in charge of the United
Church at East Chilliwack, Rosedale and
Cheam, has accepted the pastorate of
Trinity United in Vancouver.
CHARLES A. swanson, BA,MA'53,PhD
(Cal.Tech.), professor of mathematics,
U.B.C, received a $15,090 research
grant from the space agency of the U.S.
Air Force for work in theoretical mathematics.
MRS.     ROBERT     W.     WELLWOOD,     (nee
mary v. Mackenzie, BA), was elected
president of the B.C. Chapter of International House, U.B.C, at its annual
meeting. Main objective for the coming
year will be new dormitories for graduate students.
1952
marshal l. smith, BPE, supervisor
of playgrounds  and  community  centres
in Vancouver, is the first Canadian
named to the advisory board of the
National Recreation Association in the
U.S.
GEORGE     W.     STEVENSON,     BA,MSc'56,
PhD (Stanford), received his doctorate
in chemistry from Stanford University.
1953
Margaret avison, BA, has asked us
to correct the note we published under
her name in the last issue of the Chronicle. We wrongly reported that she had
won. this year's Governor-General's
award for poetry for a book of poems,
Winter Sun. It was Margaret Avison of
Toronto who won the award. We apologize to both Margaret Avisons but
especially to our graduate for repeating
an erroneous report. Our Margaret Avison, who has been teaching in Vancouver, is shortly returning to teach in
Japan where she spent three years after
her graduation here.
IVAN     R.     FELTHAM,     BA,LLB'54,BCL
(Oxon.), assistant professor in the
Faculty of Law, has been appointed to
the faculty of Osgoode Hall in Toronto
where he will be teaching in the same
field, mercantile transactions and private
international law. Before leaving the
west coast, Mr. Feltham and his wife,
the former kristine strombeck, LLB'48,
who has been working as junior on the
city solicitor's staff here, attended the
summer workshop in international legal
studies at Berkeley, California.
NEIL A. Hamilton, BCom, who spent
two years in the Paris office of Price,
Waterhouse & Company, chartered
accountants, has transferred back to the
Vancouver office of the company.
Walter a. kenyon, BA, expedition
leader of Royal Ontario Museum archaeologists, has unearthed skulls of Assini-
boine Indians, entombed 760 years ago
in the Rainy River district of Northern
Ontario, that show strange and perhaps
gruesome burial rituals. Mr. Kenyon is
certain the discovery "will modify an
awful mess of things" in anthropology
once he completes his study of the skulls.
jack f. lintott, BASc in geological
engineering, who has been instructing in
marketing at the School of Business Administration of the University of Western
Ontario, has been granted an MBA, and
plans to start studies towards a doctorate
in business administration at the University of Michigan this fall. His wife
is the former k. vaughn thorsteinson.
BA'54.
1954
EDWARD    G.     (TED)     LEE,     BA.LLB'55,
with his wife, the former beverley joan
saul, BA'54, and their two children, has
returned from a two year tour of duty
with the Canadian Embassy, Djakarta,
Indonesia, and will spend the next two
years in Ottawa. While in Vancouver
their youngest daughter, born in 1959 in
Djakarta, was christened Barbara
Patricia.
9   U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE 1955
george h. collin, BSA, has been
appointed research scientist in vegetable
investigations at the horticultural experiment stations at Vineland and Simcoe,
Ontario.
brian a. cooper, BCom, has been
appointed regional manager of sales for
the Canadian division of the National
Supply Company in Calgary which manufactures and sells oilfield equipment. Mr.
Cooper was previously tubular manager
in the Calgary office. He is now in
charge of sales for all of Canada. The
latest addition to the Cooper family
appears in the birth column of this issue,
a sister for Paul. Mrs. Cooper is the
former faye fingarson, BA'55.
KENNETH   HUNT,   BA,MSc'57,PhD
(Queen's), has received his PhD in
chemistry from Queen's University,
Kingston.
john j. krahn, MD, is in Nablus,
Jordan, on a two year assignment doing
medical relief work in the frontier villages. We hope he will meet our other
U.B.C. graduate in Jordan, Murray
wiggins, BSA'48.
toivo (tony) laanamae, BCom, has
been named manager of market research
for Crown Zellerbach Canada. In his new
position he will be responsible for the
market research activities of all company
divisions.
john k. t. taylor, BA, Vancouver
school teacher, has left with his family
for Sarawak, Borneo, to take a teaching
post under a plan financed by the B.C.
Teachers' Federation. Mr. Taylor will
teach regular classes and help in all-
round development of the Simangang
secondary school, which is co-educational
and inter-racial.
1956
donald g. bellow, BASc, has been
awarded a $2,600 scholarship for postgraduate work at the University of
Alberta in mechanical engineering research.
the rev. Murray l. garvin, BA, and
Mrs. Garvin, formerly stationed at Fort
St. John, B.C., have been appointed as
missionaries to Formosa by the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
terence c. o'brien, BA, LLB'60, has
been appointed to a post with the United
Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. He is
working in the office of the high commissioner for refugees. Mr. O'Brien was
president of the U.B.C. Conservative
Club and was active in the provincial
Young Conservative Club while on the
campus.
DOROTHEA   M.   N.   ROSS,   BA,MA'58,   of
Victoria, won the American Association
of University Women international
fellowship of $2,500. Miss Ross studied
child psychology on a Canada Council
scholarship at California's Stanford
University.
Paul russell, BA, this spring received the degree of doctor of musical
arts from the University of Michigan.
r. a. Hamilton, BASc'36, of Peterborough, Ontario, was present at Mr.
Russell's    piano    recital    presented    in
partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree. One of the selections
played was Mr. Russell's own composition.
KENNETH   G.   SCRIMGEOUR,   BA,MSc'57,
has won his PhD degree in biochemistry
from the University of Washington.
RONALD    L.     SOMERVILLE,    BA,MSc'57,
received his PhD degree in biochemistry
from the University of Michigan.
1957
marcus a. m. bell, BSF,MSF(Yale),
has won a $2,200 post-graduate study
scholarship for the second time. Mr. Bell,
working towards his doctorate in botany
and forest ecology at U.B.C, received
the award from the National Research
Council.
peter c. clegg, BA.CLU, has been
transferred from Toronto to Vancouver
as western manager of Hobbs Savill &
Bradford Limited, consulting actuaries.
He will be specializing in all employee
benefit welfare plans as well as estate
planning and business insurance.
harvey l. dyck, BA,MA'58, has been
given an eight month extension on a
previous Ford Foundation fellowship,
which will allow him to complete studies
for his thesis on German-Soviet relations
from 1926 to 1934. Mr. Dyck has completed the academic requirements for his
doctorate at Columbia University in New
York, and is now travelling in Germany
and the USSR.
ian s. gartshore, BASc,MSc(London),
is with the Defence Research Board in
the aeronautical division in Ottawa.
james r. gibson, BA, has been
awarded a $4,200 Ford Foundation fellowship for advanced study in geography
at the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Gibson went to Wisconsin in 1960 on a
$2,000 Canada Council grant. He plans
to visit the University of Moscow, in
Russia, next summer.
J.  F.  GERALD  HODGE,  BA,MCP(Calif.),
entered Massachusetts Institute of Technology this January to work towards a
doctorate in city planning.
HOWARD    E.    JOHNSTON,    BA,    BEd'58,
Lillooet high school teacher, has been
awarded a scholarship permitting him a
year's study at London University's Institute of Education. The scholarship is
awarded by the provincial department of
education.
HARVEY R.  SCHNEIDER,  BSc( Alta.) ,MA,
has left for London University to work
with NATO British Empire research
team. Dr. Schneider's fellowship was
received under the Canadian Defence
Research Board.
1958
william d. burton, BA, has received
a second $1,500 Canada Council grant
to continue his history studies at Kyoto
University, Japan. Mr. Burton went to
Japan after his graduation here on a
two-year Japanese government foreign
scholarship.
ROBERT   W.   V.   D1CKERSON,    CA.BCom,
LLB'61, is the author of an article in
the May-June Advocate entitled "Solicitors' Trust Accounts, the Views of an
Auditor."
edward d. greathed, BA, who received the degree of master of international affairs from Columbia University, is public education secretary for
the Canadian Institute of International
Affairs at its national office in Toronto.
flora m. macleod, BA, has accepted
a position in the library of the University
of Alberta, Calgary branch. Miss MacLeod, past president of the Alberta
Library Association, has been head of
the reference department of the Calgary
municipal reference library for the past
five years.
Kenneth w. mahon, CA.BCom, was
the winner of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants Gold Medal in the 1960
final  examinations.
nancy e. Morrison, BA, has received
her LLB degree from Osgoode Hall law
school, Toronto. She will article with
the firm of Smith, Rae, Greer in Toronto.
robert s. roger, BASc, a Canadian
research student at Jodrell Bank Observatory in England, has modified the
aerial on the world's largest radio telescope to make it capable of tracking the
Soviet probe to Venus. Mr. Roger began
his studies at Jodrell Bank Observatory
more than two years ago and has been
investigating the effect of the earth's
atmosphere on radio signals from artificial satellites and is also studying moon
echoes. He expects to do one more year
of research at Jodrell Bank before returning to Canada.
Births
MR.     AND     MRS.     ALLAN     H.     AINSWORTH,
BA'46, (nee mary h. oxley, BA'48),
a son, May 3,  1961, in Vancouver.
MR.   AND   MRS.   WILLIAM   R.   BALLENTINE,
BA'59, a son, William Robert, July
17,  1961, in Montreal.
MR.   AND   MRS.   BRIAN   A.   COOPER,   BCom-
'55, (nee faye e. fingarson, BA'55),
a daughter, Valerie Anne, April 13,
1961, in Calgary, Alberta.
DR.    AND    MRS.    RAYMOND    E.    COUNSELL,
BSP'53, PhD (Mich.), a son, Ronald
Lloyd, June 29, 1961, in Skokie, Illinois, U.S.A.
MR.    AND    MRS.    ANTHONY    DAVIS,    BA'52,
(nee Pamela j. mawhinney, BA'54),
a daughter, Santha, June 16, 1961,
in Singapore.
MR.  AND  MRS. R.  B.  FRASER,   (nee  DOREEN
armour, BSP'53), a son, Bruce Phillip, June 3,  1961, in Vancouver.
MR.   AND   MRS.   C.   PETER   JONES,   BA'47.
BASc'48, a son, Hugh Alexander,
January  6,   1961,  in  Vancouver.
MR.   AND   MRS.   COLIN  G.   MCDIARMID,   BA-
'54, a son, Duane Malcolm, June 12,
1961, in Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A.
MR.     AND    MRS.     BEVERLEY    J.     TWAITES,
BA'54, (nee louanne c davies, BSP-
'53), a son, Robert James, July 2,
1961, in Vancouver.
Marriages
aitchison-wildgrove. John Patterson
Aitchison, BA'57, to Jean Mary Wild-
grove, in New Westminster.
bankes-crabtree.   Hugh   John   Bankes,
u.b.c   alumni chronicle   lO BASc'59, to Sallie Margaret Isobel
Crabtree, in Beamsville, Ontario.
barrett-reed. The Rev. Harry Bernard
Barrett, BA'51, to Mary Pauline Reed,
in Ottawa, Ontario.
berridge-horton. The Rev. S. L. G.
Berridge to Ruby J. Horton, BA'30,
in Vancouver.
bruce-spencer. Lawrence Norman
Bruce to Barbara Ellen Spencer, BA-
'42, in Kelowna.
bruce-berry. Ronald Phillip Bruce to
Donna Phyllis Berry, BHE'53, in Vancouver.
butterworth-pritchard. Harold Douglas Butterworth, BCom'61, to Ellinor
Lynne Pritchard, in Vernon.
carlson-geddes. Glen C. Carlson, BA-
'55, MD'60, to Margaret Anne Ged-
des,  BSc'58,  in Vancouver.
carrothers-boyd. Alfred William Rooke
Carrothers, BA'47, LLB'48, LLM
(Harvard), to Margaret Jane Boyd,
BA'47 (nee macintosh), in London,
England.
cissell-morrison. Jimmy Howard Cis-
sell to Christina Ann Morrison, BSN-
'59, in Vancouver.
colby-eory. Howard Douglas Colby,
BSP'61, to Judith Eva Eory, in Vancouver.
comesotti-gagnon. Thomas Leo Anthony Comesotti, BCom'61, to Jeanne
Anne Marie Gagnon, BSP'59, in Vancouver.
eaton-bissett. George Howard Eaton,
Jr.. to Elaine Florence Bissett, BA'60,
in Vancouver.
f.nkin-raels. Melvyn M. Enkin, BA'60,
to Pearl Ann Raels, in Vancouver.
gaines-steele. F/O Edward J. Gaines,
BASc'59, to Margaret Denise Steele,
BA'61,  in Vancouver.
gardner-betts. John Peter Gardner to
Sarah Isobel Betts, BSN'60, in Vancouver.
hack-bruckshaw. Kenneth F. Hack,
BASc'60, to Barbara Lynne Bruck-
shaw, in Vancouver.
hargrave-piro. William Denis Hargravc
to Katherine Anne Piro, BSc'58, in
Vancouver.
havens-hodson. John Renford Havens
to Doramy P. I. Hodson, BA'60, in
Vancouver.
heskin-kluck. Bernard Anthony Hes-
kin, BASc'58, to Marie Cecilia Kluck,
BSN'58, in Vancouver.
heslop-suhr. Ian McGregor Heslop,
BASc'59, to Eleanor Suhr, in Vancouver.
hunter-wotherspoon. John Munro
Hunter, BA'48, BASc'55, to Louise
Wotherspoon, in Vancouver.
johnston-jarvis. R. Laurence Johnston, BCom'58, to Sheila Jarvis, BEd-
'61, in Vancouver.
martin-cook. Frederick John Stuart
Martin, BA'60, to Marilyn Margaret
Cook, in Vancouver.
meekison-darling. John Peter Meekison, BASc'59, BA'61, to Patricia K.
Darling, BA'60, in Vancouver.
miles-wright. William Robert Miles,
BCom'60, to Sharon Jeanne-Marie
Wright, BCom'59, in Vancouver.
oaks-dugal. David Stephen Oaks, BASc-
'60,   to   Monique   Dugal,   in   Ottawa,
Ontario.
penz-marshall.   Alfred  Johan   Penz  to
Sonya  Sharron  Marshall,   BEd'59,   in
Vancouver.
peters-johns.     F/L     Terence     David
Peters, BASc'57, to Beatrice Elizabeth
Johns, in Ottawa, Ontario.
rayward-shaw. Michael Rayward, BSA-
'60, to Barbara  Alice Shaw,  BSA'61,
in Vancouver.
richards-mackenzie.   Richard  Lawrence
Richards, BCom'60, to Marilyn Ruth
MacKenzie, in Vancouver.
rochester-mcgrath.   Ian   Dane   Baillie
Rochester   to   Mary   Helen   McGrath,
BA'55, in Ottawa, Ontario.
sharp-willmore. Robert Murray Sharp,
BASc'59, to Wilma Jean Willmore, in
Wabash, Ontario.
sleigh-pryce.   Alfred  Dudley  Sleigh  to
Shirley   Colleen   Pryce,   BSW'55,   in
Vancouver.
smith-young.   Douglas   Charles   Smith,
BCom'57,     to     Gwynnith     Heather
Young, in Peterborough, Ontario.
sopp-ellip.  Edward John Sopp, BA'50,
BSW'51.   MSW'54,   to   Maimo   Ellip,
BA'54, BSW'55, in Vancouver.
stokfs-schell. Terrance Wayne Stokes,
BASc'60, to Jane Elizabeth Schell, in
Vancouver.
sotvldt-farrell. Kenneth Henry Adair
Sotvedt to Wendy Louise Farrell, BEd-
'60, in Vancouver.
symonds-buker.  John  Robert Symonds.
BCom'60,   to   Elsie   Patricia   Marilyn
Bukcr, BEd'60, in Vancouver.
tangen-fitzpatrick. I.enhart Tangen to
Margaret Eleanor Fitzpatrick,  BA'50,
in Calgary, Alberta.
teichmann-farris.      Herbert     Wilhelm
Teichmann to  Elizabeth  Wendy Farris,   BA'59,  in   Vancouver.
tompkins-dale. Francis Michael Tompkins, BCom'60, to Judith Dale, BEd-
'60. in Vancouver.
wareing-fenton. Richard Edward Ware-
ing to Sheila  Edith  Fenton,  BHE'61,
in Trail.
winch-shaw. Harry C. Winch to Gladys
N. Shaw, BA'23  (nee weld), in West
Vancouver.
winter-hardie.   Jeremy  Stephen   Drummond    Winter,    MD'61,    to    Frances
Jane Fleetwood Hardie, in Victoria.
winton-downs.   John   Leonard  Winton,
BA'49, to Sylvia Milada Downs, BA-
'57. in Vancouver.
Deaths
1925
ALBERT    EDWARD    GRAUER,    BA,BA(Ox-
on.),PhD(Calif.),LLD'58, Chancellor of
the University of British Columbia, died
July 28, 1961, at the age of 55.
At the hour of his funeral, on Tuesday, August 1, the campus of the University was stilled for two minutes in
tribute. Plans are now being made for a
memorial service to be held in the War
Memorial gymnasium at 4 p.m. on
Thursday, September 28. Graduates who
wish to attend will be welcome.
"Dal" Grauer was born in Eburne.
B.C., one of nine children of immigrant
German parents. His father, who came
to B.C. in 1886, started a highly successful cattle business and the Grauer family
became the largest dairy farmers in the
province. Dal, who was a serious student, graduated from King Edward high
school at 15 and from U.B.C. at 19 with
first class honours in economics. He
served on the Students' Council for two
years and was president of the Alma
Mater Society. He was captain of the
University basketball team which was
runner-up in the Dominion championships.
The combination of athletic and
scholarly excellence earned him the
Rhodes scholarship. He read law at
Oxford, was captain of the lacrosse team
there, and was invited to join the 1928
Canadian Olympic lacrosse team which
won the World Championship at Amsterdam. After securing his doctorate in economics from the University of California
he became a member of the department
of political economy at the University
of Toronto. Later he joined the School
of Social Work at that University and
by the age of 31 was a full professor
and head of the school.
When he left university life two years
later to go into the B.C. Electric Company he said of his decision: "lt had
everything 1 was interested in. It involved
labour relations, welfare and economics.
By that time I had so much theory I
wanted to see how it would work out. I
wanted to test some of my classroom
ideas in a real business situation." Seven
years later, at the age of 40, he became
president of the company. For the last
six months of his life he was chairman
of the board.
In the words of the president of the
University, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie,
"To an unusual degree he combined
academic interests with the career of a
man of action and his counsel and experience were eagerly sought by government and private organizations. He was
retained by the Bank of Canada to study
the taxation system. He was a member
of the research staff of the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations (the Rowell-Sirois), and, more recently, was a member of the Royal Commission on Canada's economic prospects.
Dr. Grauer's close association with the
University of British Columbia was renewed in 1942 following his return to
western Canada to accept the position of
secretary of the B.C. Electric Company.
Almost immediately he became a member of the University Senate and since
then has served continuously on that
body. He was appointed to the Board of
Governors of the University in 1956 and
in the following year was elected Chancellor by acclamation, to succeed Chief
Justice Sherwood Lett. He was re-elected
Chancellor for a second term only last
year.
"As scholar, athlete, teacher and administrator, Dal Grauer was an adornment to his University. We mourn the
death  of a  man who has  enriched  the
1 1
U.B.C   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Alumni President's   Tribute   to   Chancellor
The thirty thousand Alumni of the
University mourn the death of their
Chancellor, Dr. A. E. Grauer. For thirty-
five years he served the Alumni Association well, and throughout his remarkable
career maintained his interest in its
activities on behalf of higher education
in the province. He repeatedly urged the
graduates of U.B.C, wherever they
settled, to interest themselves in the provision of university training for larger
numbers of our population.
As scholar, professor, industrialist and
public servant, the Chancellor brought
lustre to his position, and continued his
exertions for education in an expanding
province long after his fatal malady was
diagnosed.
In his last speech, given before the
first Convocation to be held on the Victoria campus, the Chancellor stressed the
role of sister institutions in sharing the
responsibility for the teaching of the
liberal arts in the province.
Surrounded as he was in his industrial
and cultural enterprises by U.B.C. graduates, Dr. Grauer said that he found it
easy to keep up to date on Alumni
affairs. At the mention of playing fields
his eyes would light up and he would
speak about the field which he helped
to build at the corner of Wesbrook
Crescent and University Boulevard even
before the move to the Point Grey
campus. Lacrosse would similarly bring
a smile to his otherwise quiet face. He
was at his best when, at the opening of
the University Club of Vancouver, he
discoursed entertainingly on his life in
several universities. He was always a
student at heart, and the Chancellorship
of his Alma Mater he held as his greatest
honour. No university could wish for a
more loyal graduate.
William C. Gibson, M.D.,
President, U.B.C. Alumni Association
life of the mind, the body, the imagination and the world of affairs. In our own
sense of loss, we extend our deepest
sympathy to his devoted wife and family."
He leaves his wife, Shirley, and six
children, three boys and three girls.
ROBERT HARVEY CLARK, BA'05,MA'08
(Toronto),PhD'09(Leipzig), Fellow of
the Royal Society of Canada, honorary
life member of the American Chemical
Society, honorary life fellow of the
Chemical Institute of Canada, emeritus
professor of chemistry and head of the
department of chemistry at U.B.C. from
1927 until his retirement in 1948, died
in Vancouver July 25, 1961, at the age
of 81. Born in Blythe, Ontario, he earned
his degrees with distinction from both
Toronto and Leipzig universities. He
came to U.B.C. in 1916, and was a
member of the National Research
Council of Canada from 1937 to 1943.
The hospitality of Dr. Clark and his
wife will be remembered especially by
the students who specialized in chemistry. After his retirement Dr. Clark
served for eight years as chairman of
the board of Union College of British
Columbia. He is survived by his wife
and two sons, Robert mills clark,
BCom'41 ,BA'42,AM,PhD (Harvard), professor of economics and political science,
U.B.C, and douglas harvey clark,
BA'48, finance officer, federal department of finance, Ottawa.
CHARLES   JOSEPH   THOMPSON,   LLD'59,
honorary fellow, Royal Architectural
Institute of Canada, honorary member,
Architectural Institute of B.C., senior
partner in the firm of Thompson, Berwick & Pratt, died in April, 1961, at the
age of 82. Born in London, England, he
became an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects before coming
to Canada in 1906 as an assistant architect with the C.P.R. In 1908 he came to
Vancouver and formed the firm of Sharp
and Thompson, the forerunner of the
present firm. In 1912 the firm began its
long association with the University of
British Columbia when it won a competition open to all architects in Canada
for a general design for the campus
and plans for four buildings. Mr. Thompson leaves a son and two daughters.
1916
ella Gladys Cameron, BA, died suddenly on May 22, 1961, at the age of
66, in Vancouver. Born in Brandon,
Manitoba, Miss Cameron taught in B.C.
schools for 39 years, for the last 29
years at Victoria high school. When she
retired in 1956 as head of the mathematics department there, h. d. dee,
BA'27,MA'43,BEd'49, principal at that
time, called her one of the finest math
teachers in the province, who demanded,
and got, the best from her classes. Her
other interests, second only to mathematics, were the theatre and travel.
1921
LESLIE  THOMAS  FOURNIER,   BA,MA'23,
PhD(Calif.) in economics, died July 5,
1961, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, U.S.A.
He was 59. Born in Sudbury, Ontario,
he was brought up in Vancouver. After
taking his Ph.D. he taught at Princeton
University until he was appointed special
assistant to the Securities Exchange
Commission in the United States in 1935.
He was vice-president and treasurer of
Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. and
Trunkline and Gas Co. from 1946 until
his death. He leaves his wife in Ridgewood, and two daughters.
STEPHEN becher plummer, BSc, a
chemical engineer who started his studies
at McGill College of B.C. before the
First World War, has died in Toronto.
After serving overseas with the McGill
company of the P.P.CL.I. and in the
R.F.C, he completed his degree and
worked for a pulp and paper company in
B.C. for ten years before moving to
eastern Canada to an oil firm. Mr.
Plummer is survived by his wife and
family in Toronto, and by a sister and
brother in Vancouver. He was 67.
1929
Marion H. langridge, BA, died suddenly July 30, 1961, in Oxford, England,
as she was sketching in the gardens of
Merton College. With her sister Gertrude
she was spending the school vacation in
Europe. After attending the Shakespeare
plays in Stratford, and staying in Oxford
with the Roy Vollums, fellow U.B.C.
graduates, she was to join her sister in
Paris for a tour of France by motor,
when death intervened.
Marion Langridge taught English in
Magee high school for over 20 years and
coached the school plays. Each year she
also came out to the College of Education to give a lecture in Miss Mollie
Cottingham's English course on the
teaching of Shakespeare and drama production in high schools. She was a devoted member of the C.C.F. party for
years, greatly interested in international
affairs (she had attended discussions on
the subject during her stay in Oxford),
and an amateur painter. Her interests
enriched her teaching, and she leaves a
wide circle of friends besides her sister
Gertrude and her cousin, Hilda Langridge.
1947
DEAN    REGINALD    MACKAY,    BA,MA'49,
died April 5, 1961, in Victoria. After
teaching for some years on Vancouver
Island and in the interior of B.C., he
served for four years in the Canadian
army before returning to take degrees
at the University. From 1948 to 1954
he was principal of two Victoria schools
until illness forced him to transfer to the
administrative staff in Victoria as research consultant. He is survived by his
widow and two daughters, Kathleen, a
teacher in Victoria, and Judith, attending
Victoria College.
1950
RAYMOND   JOHN  WATSON,  BSP,   district
manager for Ayerst McKenna and Harris,
Ltd., in Toronto, died in May 1961 after
a long illness. Mr. Watson was born in
Grand Falls, New Brunswick, and
attended U.B.C. after serving for six
years in the army, twice wounded. He
leaves his wife and five children in
Toronto. He was 40.
1951
CAPT.   IRVING   NEIL   NICHOLSON,   BASc,
died June 8, 1961, after sustaining critical injuries in a car accident at Bowden
Junction, Alberta. He left the army, at
Kingston Military College, nine months
ago to join the public health engineering
branch of the Department of National
Health and Welfare, and was doing research in water treatment and sewage
disposal in the Canadian north country.
He is survived by his wife Leona and
one daughter, Janet Lee.
U.B.C. alumni  chronicle   12 AN OUTSIDER
LOOKS <■? AT
THE   UNIVERSITY
In April of this year Arnie Myers, one of the top reporters on the staff
of the Vancouver 'Sun' was assigned the task of writing a series of articles
on the state of the University in 1961. Myers spent almost two weeks
on the campus interviewing U.B.C officials and gathering research material for a series of three articles. The 'Sun' has kindly granted permission
to the 'Alumni Chronicle' to reprint the articles. The series, which deals
with the University's problems and prospects, begins on the next page.
13   U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE POPULATION EXPLOSION HITS U.B.C.
The University of British Columbia, like universities everywhere,
is wracked by a population explosion.
Five years ago U.B.C. had 7,700
students. Last session it had 11,651,
or an increase of nearly 4,000. This
fall, it's expected, registration will
run between 12,800 and 13,000—
an increase of 1,200 to 1,400 in a
single year.
This puffball growth presents the
University with a host of pressing
problems. One of them—the space
shortage—could be solved almost
overnight if enough money were
available. But even though more
than $20 million has been poured
into new buildings in the last three
years, the University has not been
able to replace one of the 300
superannuated army huts which
have cluttered its campus for the
last 15 years.
More buildings are needed,
obviously. But classrooms and
laboratories are useless without
teachers. Will the teacher supply be
adequate for this year's 13,000
students? And what will the situation be in five years' time, when an
estimated 20,000 young people in
B.C. will be demanding a higher
education? High academic standards
can be maintained in this situation
only if good teachers can be retained on the faculty, and new ones
added at a rate at least equal to
the influx of students. This is not
the case at U.B.C.
The ideal student-faculty ratio—■
admittedly one few universities ever
achieve—is 10 to 1. The ratio for
all Canadian universities for the
year 1958-59, as estimated by the
Dominion Bureau of Statistics, was
14.3 to 1. In 1959-60 it had improved to 13.5 to 1. That year,
U.B.C.'s ratio was 16.2 to 1. Since
then it has worsened. In 1960-61
it was 17.2 to 1, on the basis of
11,651 full-time students and 675
permanent faculty members.
(It should be noted that there is
some dispute as to whether the
national and U.B.C. figures are
strictly comparable. A weighted
ratio for U.B.C, taking into account
its sessional and part-time teachers,
would be about 16 to 1. But even
this is a good deal higher than the
national average.)
Last fall, when U.B.C. enrolled
1,017 more students than it had the
previous year, it was able to increase
its faculty by only 20 members, in
spite of the fact that its faculty
salary floors are unsurpassed in
Canada.
U.B.C. now pays deans and full
professors a minimum salary of
$12,000 a year. Associate professors
get a minimum of $9,000, assistant
professors $7,000 and instructors
$5,500. These minimum rates are
equalled only by the University of
Toronto and Victoria College. But
this does not necessarily mean that
U.B.C.'s teachers are the best-paid
in Canada.
Individual salaries are a secret
at the moment, although next year
the University will be forced to reveal them under a new provincial
law. Meanwhile, tables of average
and median salaries tell part of the
story. The average pay at U.B.C,
for teachers of all ranks, is $8,700
a year. This is a bare $2 a year
above the national average. On this
basis U.B.C. ranks 12th among 28
Canadian universities. It is far below Laval ($9,996), the University
of Saskatchewan ($9,665), the other
two western universities and all the
big eastern ones.
Some faculty members at U.B.C.
undoubtedly command salaries well
above the minimum for the categories. But it's a fact that half the
full professors and associate professors at U.B.C. are paid less than
$100 above the minimum. For
assistant professors and instructors
this median salary (the point at
which half the people in a salary list
are paid more and half are paid less)
is a bit higher off the floor. The
median for assistant professors is
$7,630 (minimum $7,000) and for
instructors it is $5,820.
The U.B.C. Faculty Association
wants these medians raised to
$14,000 for full professors, $10,500
for associate professors, $8,000 for
assistant professors and $6,250 for
instructors. This should be done, the
Association says, by merit differentials geared to a teacher's advancement through the academic
ranks. Thus a teacher would not be
retarded in his advancement from
one rank to the next—as now sometimes happens—simply because the
difference in pay is too great for the
University to meet.
U.B.C   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE    14 U.B.C. once had a system of
merit differentials but this was wiped
out during a two-year round of wage
increases which hiked professors'
salaries by $2,000. The University
administration hopes soon to be
able to re-establish the differentials.
The Faculty Association's proposal
would cost U.B.C. an extra $700,-
000 a year, raising the total annual
academic salary bill to $6.5 million.
The Association says U.B.C, if
it wants to attract top teachers, must
be prepared to pay up to $20,000
a year for them. It points out that
salaries like this are not uncommon
at such U.S. universities as Harvard,
Yale, Johns Hopkins, the Universities of California, Florida and
Michigan. But even such big-league
salaries may not be sufficient to
keep U.B.C.'s faculty roster up to
strength. The fact is that Canada is
simply not turning out enough
qualified teachers to meet its uni
versities' demands. In President N.
A. M. MacKenzie's phrase, the
country is not reproducing herself
economically and he doesn't expect
her to for at least another decade.
Meanwhile U.B.C. must seek new
teachers from the United States and
the United Kingdom. And there are
signs that these pools of talent are
drying up as the American and
British universities face their own
population explosions.
U.B.C.'S OPERATING COSTS DOUBLED
In a mere four years, U.B.C.'s
operating costs have doubled.
In 1955-56 the University spent
$6.8 million. In 1959-60, the last
year for which figures are available,
its operating expenses totaled $14.6
million. For last year, U.B.C.'s
budget probably was between $16
and $17 million.
Who pays this bill?
The students, of course, pay part
of it through their fees. But in spite
of a recent $100-a-year increase,
student fees total only about one-
quarter of U.B.C.'s budget. Three-
quarters of the cost of a student's
education is paid by other sources.
A sizeable part of U.B.C.'s income comes from industry and
organizations and individuals interested in furthering higher education, in the form of scholarships and
bursaries. Money for research
comes largely from the National
Research Council and the Defence
Research Board. The United States
government also contributes to research at U.B.C. (One department
head, although delighted to get his
hands  on   some  of these  Yankee
dollars, nevertheless considers it "a
scandalous thing" and a "disgrace"
that Canadian scientists should have
to depend on U.S. support).
The lion's share of U.B.C.'s expenses is borne by the Canadian and
B.C. governments. Together they
provide about $60 of every $100
that the University gets.
Higher education has traditionally
been considered a provincial responsibility. But since the end of the
war, when it began to spend millions
on veterans' education, Ottawa has
been increasingly involved. Since
1951 Ottawa has been making per-
capita grants to the provinces for
higher education. These now
amount to $1.50 per head of population.
But while federal support to
U.B.C. has been rising, the provincial government's support (in
terms of a percentage of U.B.C.'s
budget) has been steadily shrinking.
In 1954-55, the provincial government paid 44.5 per cent of U.B.C.'s
operating costs, and the federal
government less than 10 per cent.
In 1959-60, Victoria's share had de
clined to 34.3 per cent and Ottawa's
had risen to 25.
This change has come about because Victoria has been increasing
its operating grant to U.B.C. at a
rate of only about $500,000 a year
while U.B.C.'s costs were rising at a
rate of $1.7 million.
In addition to its operating grants,
of course, Victoria has also been
making capital grants to help finance
U.B.C.'s $35 million building program. Victoria has promised U.B.C.
$ 10 million in outright grants, plus
another $10 million to match the
$10 million raised during the development fund campaign. (The remaining $5 million comes from the
Canada Council).
So far U.B.C. has received $5
million of the outright grants from
Victoria and only "$1,250,000 of
the matching grant. It will be 1967
before Victoria has discharged its
obligations. As a result, U.B.C. has
had to finance most of its recent
construction out of development
fund receipts. This fund has actually
collected $7,912,000 in cash
(another $2 million is pledged) and
15   U.B.C.   ALUMNI   chroniclf has spent, to date, $7,900,000. Remaining construction will be financed out of fund pledges and the
annual trickle from Victoria.
The building program began in
1958. To date it accounts for
$21,788,000 of new buildings either
completed or under construction.
(This includes $4.5 million of construction financed either by loans or
by outright gifts from private
sources.) Still in the planning stage
are such top-priority projects as
extensions to U.B.C's chemistry
and physics buildings, a new electrical engineering building, and a new
student union building and winter
sports centre (to be financed largely
by the students).
The extensions to the chemistry
and physics buildings are badly
needed. In both these busy departments makeshift laboratories have
had to be squeezed into every available foot of space. The physics
building contains a laboratory built
into a former storage space under
the front steps; in the chemistry
building, a former lavatory has been
converted into a laboratory.
U.B.C. also needs more money
for research, for faculty salaries, and
for student aid. In this last field, the
B.C. government has made a notable contribution through its new
scholarship program, under which it
pays half the fees of any student
who attains first-class marks, and
one-third of the fees of the top
2,000 students in the second class.
In 1959-60, 1,540 students at
U.B.C. benefited by this program, to
the extent of $203,000.
All told, student aid, including
the provincial scholarships,
amounted in 1959-60 to about $1.3
million. About one out of three
students now gets some form of
assistance, averaging about $230.
Student aid, research and salaries all could be substantially increased if the B.C. government
treated its University as generously
as other western governments treat
theirs, as the U.B.C. Alumni Asso
ciation advocates. The Association
pointed out in a brief to the provincial government last year that
B.C., although the wealthiest of the
four western provinces, is the most
niggardly in its support of higher
education.
In 1959-60, B.C. contributed
only 1.706 per cent of its provincial
revenues to its University; whereas
Alberta gave 1.772 per cent, Saskatchewan 1.892 per cent and
Manitoba, the poorest province of
the four, gave 2.886.
Looked at another way, Manitoba
gave its university the equivalent of
$726 for each full-time winter-
session student, whereas B.C. contributed only $493. The Alumni
Association asked the B.C. government to raise its operating grant to
U.B.C. to the Manitoba level of
$726 per student. This would have
given U.B.C. $9.5 million for the
current academic year. Instead, the
government raised its grant only to
$504 per student, or a total of
$6,550,000.
ROYAL COMMISSION MAY BE ANSWER
U.B.C is Canada's third-largest
university, topped only by the University of Montreal and the University of Toronto. At U.B.C. the
growing pains that are besetting
universities everywhere are compounded by the fact that higher education is more popular in B.C. than
in any other province in Canada.
Last year the number of students
enrolled in all institutions of higher
learning in B.C. was the equivalent
of 16.2 per cent of the province's
college-age (18 to 21) population.
For Canada as a whole the figure
was only 11.2 per cent. This wide
difference is partly explained by the
fact that B.C. admits students at the
junior matriculation level, whereas
many Canadian universities insist
on senior matriculation. U.B.C. thus
gets its students younger and keeps
them longer.
Another   contributing   factor   is
B.C.'s heavy immigration. Half the
students at U.B.C. are the sons and
daughters of new Canadians, who
place a higher value on education
than do the native-born.
University enrolment will continue to increase faster than the
growth of the population because a
professional education is becoming
a necessity for an ever-widening
section of the populace. B.C. may
some day catch up with the United
States, where university enrolment
now   equals   20   per   cent   of  the
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE    16 college-age group and is expected
eventually to level off at 40 per
cent. Last year U.B.C.'s enrolment
was 11,651. This year it's expected
to be nearly 13,000.
There are educators who say a
student body of this size is too big,
and that U.B.C must become more
selective about its students, or
higher education in this province
must be decentralized. U.B.C. could
insist on senior matriculation as an
entrance requirement, thereby trimming out 3,000 students. But this
would be possible only if senior
matric courses were provided in all
high schools.
Another kind of entrance hurdle
often suggested is the scholastic
aptitude test now used by one-third
of U.S. colleges. This kind of test
aims to weed out the students who
are obviously unfitted to cope with
university-level studies. That there
is a good deal of weeding-out to be
done is indicated by U.B.C.'s failure
rates.
Last year 30.5 per cent of the
first year arts-and-sciences class
failed to pass, for one reason or
another. Of these, 22.3 actually
failed their exams; the other 8.2
per cent dropped out for personal or
financial reasons or because they
couldn't face the prospect of inevitable failure.
Obviously, not all the potential
failures could have been detected by
aptitude tests. Some of them were
able students who simply hadn't
had the benefit of specialist teachers
in their small-town high schools.
Others were academically capable
but unable to adjust to university
life. Both these groups would have
passed the aptitude tests—and
would still have failed. (About half
the failures, incidentally, return to
U.B.C. the next year, and pass.) Dr.
Norman A. M. MacKenzie, president of U.B.C, opposes aptitude
tests. He reckons they would cost
$100,000.
But what's the cost of a failure?
It costs an out-of-town student a
minimum of $1,200 for a year at
U.B.C, and it costs the university
more than that to keep him there.
Heading off 40 failures would pay
the cost of the tests.
Another, more drastic way of
limiting enrollment is by fee increases. U.B.C. proved the effectiveness of this technique two years ago
when it raised its fees by $100. That
year the freshman arts class was
actually smaller than the previous
year's.
But none of these curb-reins is
popular with U.B.C. administrators.
Dr. MacKenzie is dedicated to the
proposition that every young British
Columbian who is suited to a university education should have a
chance at it.
The alternative, then, is decentralization. It has frequently been suggested that two-year junior colleges
should be established at strategic
points in the province. The theory
is that these colleges would ease the
strain on U.B.C. by absorbing many
of the first and second-year students,
leaving U.B.C. free to concentrate
on the higher undergraduate years
and on post-graduate training.
Dr. MacKenzie has some doubts
about this plan. Junior colleges
would be worthwhile, he says, only
if they could be staffed with first-
rate teachers. And junior colleges
won't find good teachers any more
easily than does U.B.C. These
colleges would be costly, he warns,
and B.C. must be sure before it
starts to build them that they are
really needed and that they will get
enough money to operate efficiently.
Dr. MacKenzie suggests a thorough review of all the relevant factors: "the condition of the province,
its financial resources, its population, the distribution of that population and more particularly the
percentage of the resources that we
citizens of the province are prepared
to set aside for higher education."
The U.B.C. Alumni Association
and the president have proposed a
high-powered royal commission of
top-notch, non-B.C experts be
established to conduct this kind of
investigation and to chart the future
course of higher education in B.C.
Australia recently established just
such a commission. Within a few
months the commission had completed its survey, and made its report; its recommendations were
immediately implemented by the
government; a flood of new money
poured into the universities and
many of their problems were solved.
Many U.B.C. educators and
alumni believe that action of this
kind is overdue for British
Columbia.
READERS MAY BE INTERESTED IN
SOME DATA SUPPORTING THE STATEMENTS MADE BY MR. MYERS. ON
THE FOLLOWING PAGE, FOR EXAMPLE, IS A TABLE OF FIGURES
EXTRACTED FROM A PAMPHLET
ENTITLED "SOURCES OF UNIVERSITY
SUPPORT" ISSUED BY THE CANADIAN
UNIVERSITIES FOUNDATION, 77 METCALFE STREET, OTTAWA. SINGLE
COPIES OF THE PAMPHLET ARE
AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE. IF
MORE THAN ONE COPY IS REQUIRED
ORDERS SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED
BY PAYMENT OF 25 CENTS PER
COPY.
1 7   U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Provincial Support of Universities and Colleges, 1958-59
Support
Support Per Capita
Support as % of
Province
Per Full-Time
of the Population
Personal Income of
Student
of the Province
the Province
Dollars
Dollars
%
NEWFOUNDLAND
371
0.92
0.11
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
441
1.82
0.21
NOVA   SCOTIA
206
1.45
0.14
NEW   BRUNSWICK
366
2.14
0.23
QUEBEC
462
2.86
0.23
ONTARIO
1,105
5.13
0.30
MANITOBA
954
5.79
0.40
SASKATCHEWAN
857
4.27
0.33
ALBERTA
1,776
7.74
0.50
BRITISH COLUMBIA
569
3.89
0.23
AVERAGE,   10 PROVINCES
765
4.16
0.29
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE    18 ppicii/i
a maw*1™' •* r«M«mtM>r«rtr »
By Jan de Bruyn
The 'little mag' plays a vital role in
fostering literary culture. It is, like any
other publication, a vehicle by means of
which writer reaches reader, but it has
a special character, and its particular
nature should ideally perform a function
not otherwise fulfilled. Prism, soon to
complete its second publishing cycle, was
founded with the idea of providing an
additional outlet for Canadian creative
writing. By avoiding critical articles and
reviews already adequately covered by
such periodicals as Canadian Literature,
Fiddlehead, Tamarack Review and
several others, we are able to devote all
our space to imaginative writing. Prism's
descriptive sub-title, therefore, "a magazine of contemporary writing", indicates
one aspect of its uniqueness.
One important aspect of Prism's editorial policy is the energetic encouragement of new writers who have something of interest and significance to say
and say it well. In this respect. Prism
in its short career has scored some memorable successes. Through the close contact of the editors with the University
of British Columbia and specifically with
the writers being attracted to the extensive creative writing program set up
by the department of English, they have
access to the work of a stimulating group
of new writers, among whom some are
outstanding. Prism first published the
poetry, for example, of Lionel Kearns,
who now is receiving acceptances from
other literary periodicals, and who this
vear    won    the    Macmillan    Prize    for
Jan de Bruyn is the editor of Prism
and an assistant professor in the
department of English at U.B.C.
Subscriptions to the magazine can
be obtained by writing to 3492 West
35th Ave., Vancouver 8, B.C.
19   U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE
As a vehicle for new writing talent
Prism has acquired an enviable reputation among
Canadian periodicals in its first two years of
publication. Editor Jan de Bruyn here examines
some of the magazine's accomplishments and describes
plans for the future
U.B.C.'s 'Little Mag'
poetry at the University of British Columbia. Prism has afforded to other students in creative writing their first professional publication; so impressive was
the material coming from such writers
(Melvin Kero, Vincent Sharman, Elizabeth l.uckhurst, Richard Watson, Claire
Sanford, W. J. Sigurgeirson) that we
produced an issue devoted entirely to
the writing of university students across
Canada to which fifteen people from
eight universities contributed.
Not all Prism's new writers, however,
have been university students. It has
been our privilege and pleasure, for example, to discover the wealth of Margaret Laurence's talent and to publish
two of her short stories and a pre-
publication taste of her novel, This Side
Jordan. Now Mrs. Laurence's novel is
well-known and appreciated by all
Canadian readers, and it has been
awarded the Beta Sigma Phi prize as
the best first Canadian novel of 1960.
She was also presented the University
of Western Ontario President's Medal
for the best Canadian short story, which
was published (wouldn't you know it!) in
Tamarack  Review.
Another function of the 'little mag' is
to provide space for serious writing
which, because of its experimental
nature or because of its frank treatment
of socially taboo themes, is not likely
to be published in the more orthodox
and commercial outlets; and also for
good writing done originally for the
ephemeral radio and television media.
Such writing should be preserved for
the discriminating 'little mag' audience.
Hence Prism has published Wilfred Watson's story The Lice, which he had
almost despaired of seeing in print; and
George Woodcock's radio play, Masker-
man. Moreover, in the coming year.
Prism is planning an issue of writing with
a difference: experimental, 'way-out',
new.
Prism is designed primarily as an
addilional publication for Canadian
writers, established as well as new, but
accepts also good material from elsewhere. The editors feel that it is interesting and indeed necessary to set the
Canadian literary product beside its
counterpart from other parts of the
English-speaking world, and we have
therefore been pleased lo present work
by writers from the United States and
England.
Prism is anxious to provide variety
and substance, and besides bringing forward new writers of high promise, has
been privileged to present the latest work
of such people of established reputation
as Dorothy Livesay, Earle Birney, Anne
Marriott, Wilfred Watson, Alden Nowlan, Raymond Souster and Henry Kreisel,
whose story, The Travelling Nude, in
Prism's first issue, won the President's
Medal for 1959. The editors have as
their next special project an issue of
French-Canadian writing which will be
published as far as possible in both
languages. With this project Prism hopes
to contribute to the now happily growing consciousness that Canadian literature has within it a large body of outstanding work written in French.
Like all other 'little mags', Prism
struggles to stay alive. After surviving
the first year of its existence. Prism received grants from the Koerner Foundation and the Canada Council—an indication that its value and interest were
appreciated and considered worthy of
continuance. Grateful as we are for such
support, we hope in the coming year to
approach self-sustaining status by developing an ever-increasing readership,
especially among the alumni of the University of British Columbia, which, in
President Mackenzie's phrase, is Prism's
"spiritual home". A year of progress at Victoria
By Hugh E. Farquhar
It may well be said that Victoria
College "came of age" in the year
1960-61. This most significant year
reached its climax with the graduation ceremonies held at the time of
the first Convocation. On May 29th
Dr. A. E. Grauer, the late chancellor
of the University, conferred degrees
upon 37 students graduating in arts,
science and education. The members of the class of '61 formed the
first group to complete a full degree
course at Victoria College.
Taking part in the impressive and
colourful program were His Honour Lieutenant-Governor George R.
Pearkes, Visitor to the University,
Dr. Grauer, President N. A. M.
MacKenzie, His Honour Judge J.
B. Clearihue, chairman of Victoria
College Council, Principal W. Harry
Hickman and Acting Principal R.
T. Wallace.
The band of The Royal Canadian
Engineers, under the direction of
Captain A. Brown, CD., provided
the processional music and presented a musical program.
Chancellor Grauer conferred
special honour on two distinguished
educationists who have had a long
association with Victoria College.
Mrs. Henry Esson Young, a teacher
of the first class of students to attend
Victoria College, and Dr. Charles J.
Armstrong, president of the University of Nevada and a former
student of Victoria College, received
the honorary doctor of laws degree.
Dr. Armstrong gave the Congregation address, speaking on "The
idea of a university."
On the preceding Sunday evening
members of the graduating class,
members of faculty and friends
attended the first Baccalaureate Service in the Oak Bay United Church.
The sermon was delivered by the
Rev. A. Calder.
Following the graduation ceremonies the first Graduation Ball was
held on Monday evening in the
auditorium at the Gordon Head
campus. The building was  attrac
tively decorated and dancing was
enjoyed to Len Acres' orchestra
until one a.m. Mr. Acres has provided music for the College dances
for more than thirty years.
The gift of the graduating class
to the College was a beautifully-
designed silver mace, to be carried
on special formal occasions. This
traditional symbol carries the College crest which was registered with
the College of Heralds during the
past year.
In March the College conducted
its first faculty-student symposium
on  higher  education.   Representa-
demic field but also in physical expansion. During the year 1960 the
Victoria College management committee, under the chairmanship of
Mr. R. B. Wilson, conducted a campaign for funds with the ultimate
objective of raising $2,500,000 over
a five-year period. The success of
the appeal for financial assistance
for the construction of new buildings is evident in the total amount
of $2,040,000 subscribed to date in
cash and pledges. This money is
being matched by the provincial
government as new buildings are
constructed.   Premier   Bennett   has
Professor Farquhar is executive
assistant to the principal of Victoria
College, U.B.C.'s affiliated College
in the provincial capitol.
tives of faculty, students and
alumni met together to discuss the
question: "What is a university?"
The topic was divided into four areas
of influence—the students, the
faculty, the alumni and the campus.
Professor H. E. Farquhar, executive
assistant to the principal, was general chairman of the conference. Dr.
William C Gibson of the University
of British Columbia gave the keynote address. Other principal
speakers were Mr. David Edgar,
president of the Alma Mater Society
of U.B.C, Dr. William Gaddes,
head of the department of psychology at Victoria College, Professor Tony Emery of the Victoria
College department of history and
Mr. Art Sager, then director of the
U.B.C. Alumni Association. Students and faculty participated in
group and general discussion periods and expressed the hope that
such conferences might be held
annually.
The change in Victoria College
is taking place not only in the aca-
indicated that his government will
continue to provide matching funds
up to $5,000,000 over ten years.
In January of this year the E.B.
Paul building on the Lansdowne
campus was completed and officially
opened by the department of public
works. This building, which contains
11 classrooms, 30 offices and the
bookstore, was named after the first
principal of the College. At the same
time the former provincial normal
school building was officially named
the Henry Esson Young building,
in honour of a former minister of
education. In the fall, the 1,800
students expected to enrol will fill
the available space to capacity. The
early completion of the Paul building makes it possible to cope with
the increasing number of students
until new accommodation can be
provided.
The Victoria College development
board, faced with the responsibility
of providing facilities for a rapidly-
increasing student population, made
the decision early in the year to call
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE   20 College
upon the services of internationally-
known campus planner, Mr. W.
Wurster, dean of the college of environmental design and professor
of architecture of the University of
California. The firm of Wurster,
Emmons and Bernardi of California
was retained to survey future College needs and to recommend a program for further expansion. After
spending several days on the campus, Dean Wurster and his associates submitted a report which contained a recommendation that the
site of the university should be on
the 120-acre College property at
Gordon Head. The decision to de-
Dr. G. R. Elliott, of Victoria College's department of commerce,
economics and political science,
acted as mace bearer (above) at
the first ceremony for the granting
of degrees at Victoria College in
May. The 38-inch long silver mace,
engraved with the College's coat of
arms, was the gift of the first graduating class to the College. The picture on the opposite page shows the
new E. B. Paul building, named for
the first principal of the College,
which contains classrooms, offices
and the bookstore.
On the recommendation of landscape architects the Victoria College development board has decided to carry out further physical development of the
College at Gordon Head where, land has been purchased for future use. The
Gordon Head site is shown in the aerial photograph above.
velop the campus on the new location was then made by the Victoria
College Council and received the
enthusiastic approval of the community. Subsequent negotiations resulted in the acquisition of additional property from the Hudson's
Bay Company as well as other small
parcels of land, bringing the total
College holdings to approximately
300 acres, sufficient for a possible
enrolment of 10,000 students.
The development board has
appointed a team of Victoria architects under the direction of Mr.
Robert Siddall to design the buildings to be erected in the first phase
of the program. These architects
are now proceeding with the drawing of preliminary sketches for four
new buildings. The firm of Wade,
Stockdill and Armour will plan a
building to contain fifteen classrooms to be ready for occupancy
by September, 1963. At the same
time a students' union building will
be constructed under the supervision
of architect John A. Di Castri. The
Provincial department of public
works will complete the drawings
for the $2,000,000 sciences building, which have been under preparation for some months. This building
will be ready for use by the fall of
1963. It will be occupied by the
biology, chemistry and physics departments. Mr. Siddall will design
the new library, which is expected
to cost $1,000,000.
A preliminary master plan for
the entire area has been developed.
Central feature of the academic
area will be a quadrangle forming
the heart of a walking campus. The
development board plans to complete the buildings in the first phase
of the program in 1963. At that
time it is hoped to provide space
for 2,000 students on the new site.
The buildings on the Lansdowne
property will continue to be used
for an indefinite period of time. Administrative and other services as
well as some teaching facilities will
be located on the present campus.
In the coming years considerable
use will be made of hut accommodation at Gordon Head. The former
army drill hall now serves as a very
fine auditorium-gymnasium. A second playing field has just been completed, adjacent to this building. For
the past year physics laboratories
have functioned very effectively in
huts. These facilities have been expanded during the past summer.
Members of faculty have assisted in
converting another building into a
reception and meeting centre. Shops,
storage and supply accommodation
are located in other huts. Classrooms, students' lounge, dressing
rooms and shower facilities have
been prepared for use in the new
term.
The past year has been one of
rapid expansion for Victoria College. The next years will witness
even greater changes as the College
takes its place as one of Canada's
finest academic institutions.
21
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE The pictures on these pages were provided by David Brock, BA'30, who has
written the accompanying article on his father, Dean Reginald W. Brock.
Dean Brock is shown at breakfast at his Alta Lake summer home tn the
picture at top right with three of his sons and the former Babs Coulthard
now Mrs. David Brock. In the right foreground is Philip (Pip), BSA 38, and
half hidden beside him is Tom, BA and BASC36, MASC37. The author
sits beside his father. The next photo shows Dean Brock in uniform as commanding officer of the Seaforth Highlanders. The next picture, taken m the
late '20s, shows him seated cross-legged on the lawn of his home at Jericho
Beach   The above picture shows him kneeling by a stream in a meadow
while on the walking trip in the Coast range described by his son in the
accompanying article.  The monolithic rock in the background somehow
seems fitting in view of his profession.
' i  j'". p**       - *''s >»;''
-If
SOME NO"
written by
When I was a child, there lay
around   our   house   some   useless
reference work which described my
father as "probably the best travelled man in Canada". These words
were written in 1912 or so, when
he was 38. At that time he had been
director of the Geological Survey of
Canada for nearly five years . . . he
had been not quite 34 at the time of
his appointment. Now, there must
have been many men in Canada,
born rovers, who had seen far more
of the world than my father had.
Nor was there any official contest,
with strict records kept, to see who
could cover the most miles. Yet in
many ways that vague little statement was true and important, and
it got truer all the time, until he
died in 1935 at the age of 61.
It was true and important for this
reason. On his travels, which were
extensive enough, he saw more, remembered more, deduced more,
enriched his mind and character
more. And through himself did he
enrich his  professions  of  geology
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE   22 ES ON R. W. BROCK
his son,  david brock
■)
and education, and his hobbies of
soldiering, international relations,
geography, and the proper study of
mankind, which is Man. I have never
seen a man whom it was harder to
bore, he travelled with his eyes and
mind so open. He would not have
known what you meant by the
"boredom" of crossing Canada by
train when there are rocks, vegetation, climates, seasons, towns,
farms, industries, men and other
animals to watch, and men to talk
to, and work to do. The idea of
having no work to do was as unreal
to him as the idea of having nothing
to watch.
On occasion, like most other
serious thinkers, he could be the
absent-minded professor. But more
often he was thinking of at least
two things at once and observing
several things at once. A short time
before he died, I was lucky enough
to accompany him on a two-day
scramble across a northwest corner
of Garibaldi Park. (When he was
60 and I was 24 he could walk me
23   U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE
off my feet.) I thought at first his
mind was on holiday, like ours. And
so it was, in the way he gave himself
to the joy of violent exercise and
to the quiet and the colour of the
forests and the alpine meadows, and
all the smells from bacon to bears.
He enjoyed such things unreservedly, like a boy or a dog. Enthusiasm in most people is a blind
thing, and indeed doubly blind, as
both a cause and an effect of the
enthusiasm, but in my father it was
more often a sign of startling vision.
Vision, and the other senses.
William Blake asked us how we
know that every bird that cleaves
the airy way is not a vast world,
closed to our senses five. I sometimes thought it was not closed to
my father at all. And this brings us
to the surprising fact, which
needn't astonish us, that a really
outstanding scientist should be
something of a poet, grateful for the
world and conscious of the interlocking harmonies of all the
sciences. The world is fugue. Only
a few scientists and a few poets and
prophets can distinguish the many
voices of that fugue or hear their
relationship and unity.
Well, behind the holiday mood
of that affable and tough-looking
tramp, I soon discovered a quiet but
piercing awareness of the great hills
as a whole, and of their finest detail
too. Whether he was telling jokes
or drowsing by a woodland fire or
plodding over a devilish rockslide,
he was appreciatively studying and
effortlessly memorizing those Coast
Range shapes and the skies about
them and everything that clothed
them, including his human companions. He could think on several
levels at once, and on several scales
at once. This accounts for his excellent sense of humour, but it accounts
for much more.
In the winter that followed, I
lived alone, with every opportunity
to consider those two lucky days
when I had got to know my father a
little better . . . that man who turned
out to be so wonderfully simple
where other men are a kind of
shattered mosaic, and so richly complicated where other men are a
single and tired grey smear. My
mother had resented, laughingly but
very firmly, our leaving her alone
in the cottage. Had she known it
was going to provide me with a life- time's supply of portraits of him as
he really was, she would have resented nothing. If he had lived, no
day would have passed without my
learning something from him. But
the important thing here, in a small
impromptu essay which is a sketch
of him and not of me, is this: if
he had lived, he would have continued to learn and to grow himself. He was a bigger man at 61 than
he was at 60, and he would have
been bigger still at 62.
We were speaking of scale just
now. It is difficult for the son of a
big man to convince a stranger of
that bigness. The stranger will make
every discount for loyalty, affection,
tact, boasting, and subordination.
He knows, like the shrewd stranger
he is, that to a foot passenger any
horseman above him will look
enormous. It is especially difficult
today to praise your own father
when it is the profitable fashion to
write about him as a villain or, at
best, a quaint and burbling old
pixie, to whom the writer invites
every cheap dullard to feel superior,
since herein lies the source of his
rather dirty pennies. Not for money,
but to strengthen your belief in the
plain facts I am relating, I have
tried to think of some faults to mention, some warts for the portrait. I
have asked others, too, for some
suggestions here. But it is hard to
think of many faults which were significant. He had a tendency to shout
while arguing with you or even while
explaining things to you, so that
while few of his enthusiasms were
blind, a good many of them seemed
to be a bit deaf. Sometimes he would
address a companion as if he were
in the back rows of a large com-
' pany. At home this was usually
bearable, except when the subject
was our failure to come up to his
standard in examinations. And it
certainly did our hearts good to hear
him yelling for the whole of one day
at Bertrand Russell. Russell's
credulity about human perfectibility
was only matched by my father's
belief that he could re-educate that
shifty old idealist in a single day,
provided he yelled loudly enough
at him. But when our father explained anything too loud on a
street-car we wanted to get off and
walk.
Another difficulty is this: he was
much bigger than any job he ever
held, and bigger than the total of
these jobs. To a stranger who might
judge him only by the jobs, and by
the mere names of the jobs at that,
without any knowledge of the surprising way he went to work, the
real size of the man is not appar
ent or credible. If I wrote a book
about him one day, as I should like
to do, a stranger might well ask
why I was devoting a whole volume
to a man who had been nothing but
the director of a geological survey,
a professor of geology, a dean of
applied science in a provincial university, a forgotten athlete, a major
at Allenby's G.H.Q., and so on.
I used to be sorry he did not
concentrate his efforts more, so as
to be recognized everywhere as the
leader he was. As a chooser and
handler of men, and a born educator, he should have been president
of some famous university. (One
such invitation was being drafted
at the moment he died.) As a
geologist he should have been removed from education and administration and peacetime soldiering
and all the rest. Yet now I am not
so sure. His life and character did
have a unity and coherence after
all. At any moment, there was
nothing in his past that was wasted.
Far from it. Each side of his experience gave strength to all the
other sides, so that as a soldier he
failed to be bluff, as a professor he
failed to be dusty and myopic, as
an athlete he was no mere animal,
and as an administrator he never
forgot that the machine was there
to serve. And it wasn't simply that
age could not wither him nor custom
stale his infinite variety, though
there was that too. His infinite
variety was not just a preservative
but something that let him grow
continually.
lt was ironic, but it was no contradiction, that when he died a colleague told me one day: "He was
the only man at faculty meetings
who could get those professional
talkers down to earth and back to
the subject. From his brisk and relentless common sense, you could
not tell he was a professor at all."
And yet on another day this same
colleague could say that without R.
W. Brock the campus had shrunk
alarmingly and seemed less a University. There was no contradiction
here. He could have said both things
in the same breath. They were two
sides of the same man . . . two of
many.
I mentioned the way he went to
work. When he took over the Geological Survey at not quite 34, he
had been engaged in making the
school of mines at Queen's University an international model. The
Survey was at that time an international joke, but he and O. E.
LeRoy made that an international
model too, within the fewest of
years. Wherever he went, he had an
uncanny knack of picking the best
men and making them better, and
getting out of them something better
still. What men he selected for the
unborn U.B.C! Years later, people
all over the earth, leaders in their
professions, would tell him " I don't
know what your university is like
in other lines, but in my own it's the
best in the world." This was partly
his own doing.
When last I heard, not too long
ago, his geological maps of the West
Kootenay, made at the turn of the
century, were still in profitable use,
long after they should have been
superseded. His one-man geological
survey of Palestine, made at lightning speed under enemy fire, is still
a classic. And here I should pause
to tell a most beautiful story. His
geological work for Allenby was
partly to locate water supplies for
the advancing armies—and partly
to assess the value of what might
well become a British protectorate.
For both jobs he needed to follow
the German and Turkish retreat so
closely that at times he was being
used as an intelligence officer as
well as a geologist. Years later he
allowed himself, busy though he
was, to join the militia in Vancouver. Before he could become
commanding officer of his regiment
there he had to pass a staff course.
One question dealt with the Palestine campaign, and when he
answered as he saw fit, the examining officer said that the intelligence
officer at Dead Sea Post would have
reported such-and-such. My father
said quietly, "I was that officer."
The examiner got flustered (as who
would not?) and said "Well, good
God, man, look at the map." My
father said "I made that map."
As second-in-command of the
196th Western Universities Battalion, he turned practically every
private into officer material. Before
the unit was broken up on a charge
of being too good to use, its various
teams were breaking Imperial Army
records of every kind in machine-
gunnery, barbed wiring, and just
about everything else. At Seaford
Camp, in Sussex, he set up a Khaki
College, by way of occupational
therapy, and here he offered to give
any man instruction in any subject
he could name. The results were
astounding. For instance, the normal
War Office course in wireless telegraphy was eighteen months, with
plentiful and good equipment. The
Seaford course was four months,
with dummy equipment made on the
spot. The Seaford boys passed top
of the list every time, just as the
U.B.C. boys in engineering were
heading   all   sorts   of  lists   in  the
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE   24 1920s. These things happened too
often, in too many lines and too
many places, to be a coincidence.
R. W. Brock was just about a world-
beater in whatever came his way.
And that is why I cannot be so
positive that it would have served
him and the world best if he had
remained locked in a lab or a library
for forty years.
He was fond of saying that if a
man was gifted and had received
proper training in any subject, he
would probably shine at any other
subject too. If a man had time and
money,   a   degree   in   engineering
(say) and a degree in law (say) it
would   enable   him   to   learn   any
other craft in a short time. Perhaps
he overstated the case, to correct an
opposite error in this age of isolated
specialists.  If his rule is good,  I
know a terrible number of exceptions to it. But it was certainly true
of himself, and of the kind of men
he liked to have about him. Even if
you believed me, I should not like
to weary you  with a list  of the
callings  he was  advised to enter.
When he gave up newspaper work
as a boy, he was called every kind of
fool, and thirty years later a newspaperman   who   remembered   that
boy invited him to come and be
editor  of a great American  daily
.... he, a professor of geology!
And it was the same when he gave
up ice hockey, and work in a department store, and the Canadian
Corps. Whoever he met, no matter
how briefly and in what way, remembered   him   vividly   for   ever
after.  Vividly and often wistfully.
An old prospector in the Kootenays,
about forty years after he last saw
Brock, said "He was the only professor we never laughed at." For it
wasn't   only   the   learned   he   impressed. During a bitter waterfront
strike,  he was  the  only  Harbour
Board official to get his car through
the picket lines. Men can recognize
a real man, and a real prince.
The other day, I wrote and asked
a great geologist what he thought
about R. W. Brock. Here is part
of his reply: "The story of his life
would be the story of a chronic conflict between the inherent impulse
(and ability) to "think big" and the
determination not to lose touch
with (a) the nuts and bolts of
geology; (b) hoi polloi; (c) the
training of the young.
"Not only could he see what
needed to be done, he knew how to
see that it was done. This meant
that he had executive positions of
great responsibility from his middle
twenties onwards.
"But once he got an organization
built up and running smoothly, he
would move on to another pioneering sort of job. And, throughout, he
would take time off to do field work.
Was it a self-discipline, or did he
find it necessary to get back to
nature from time to time?
"In the early decades of the century he was one of half a dozen
geologists in North America who
could see the potentialities of applied
geology. Up to that time, geology
was practised only by academicians
and hobbyists, and outside the profession it was considered tea-party
stuff.
"The breadth of R.W.B.'s interests was as broad as geology
itself, and more. It led him deep
into the realms of geography,
archaeology, anthropology, ethnology, etc., and his reorganization
of the Survey brought in other
sciences as well. Although he did
not specialize himself, he saw the
need for specialists, and he could
more than keep his end up with
specialists in many branches. His
training in Germany must have
fostered a nose for detail, but this
in no way impaired his gift for
synthesis.
"When I say he did not specialize,
I mean the breadth of his interests
belied any suggestion of his being a
specialist, yet he could speak and
write authoritatively in many
branches of the earth sciences, with
perhaps a bias towards economic
geology and Precambrian peolosy,
both of vital importance to Canada.
Exploration and geography generally were important ancillary
studies."
Guessing at influences is too easy,
and too hard. He was certainly influenced   enormously   bv   G.   M.
Dawson of the Survey, Willet Miller
of Queen's, and Goldschmidt and
Rosenbusch    of    Heidelberg.    His
partnership with O. E. LeRoy, at
work and play, was also priceless to
him. Miller and LeRoy died while
he was overseas and at first he did
not want  to return  to a  Canada
which lacked them.  It is  rare  to
have friendships mean so much, but
that is because real hearts and real
heads  are rare.  He was probably
influenced by his father, a fighting
Irish Methodist minister, and later
by being left fatherless. He was undoubtedly influenced by the wilds
. . . and here one might note that he
was the first white man to cross
from the Ottawa River to Lake St.
John, via Lake Mistassini, in 1896.
He and games probably influenced
each other in equal proportions . . .
he invented the modern ice-hockey
stick, coached the first Toronto
Varsity hockey team, and played
first-class hockey with the crowd
that furnished the first professionals.
In football, he played on the most
famous Queen's team, the one that
beat Yale. The one that made Jim
Corbett say with a shudder that the
prize ring was good enough for him.
This was a golden age of stamina,
much of it lost in France and
Flanders.
Everything, including a man, is
caused by something else. But in
many ways he was his own invention, and it might be more interesting to trace his influence on those
he led, and whose chief discipline
was their desire not to let him down
. . . him, and his fantastic standards
which were so often reached because
he wished them to be reached.
At home he was a wonderfully
varied mixture of songs and wit and
high spirits, and sudden shynesses
unusual even in much quieter families.  When he played tennis in a
bathing suit and bare feet and a
fedora hat, and yelled "Rats!" in a
loud bellow each time he missed a
shot, you would never guess he was
the same man who would come into
your study to rebuke you, pick up
some object from your desk, examine it with interest, and depart
without a word. When we felt we
had not met his wishes  and his
standards, the shynesses between us
grew. Well, there are worse things
than shyness, though it has a price.
One day, perhaps, I can list you
some of the memorable things he
did say. As on the occasion when I
ran away from boarding school. I
travelled  all  night  and  got  home*
tired and frightened. My mother was'
appalled, and telephoned him at his
office to say "Reg! David has run
away from school! What will I do''"
He said, "Is he tired?" "Yes." "Then
why not put him to bed?"
I can remember a time at U.B.C.
when his standards, far from being
met, were merely snorted at. He
had put up a notice to the engineers,
saying that after a hard day of lectures and labs it is difficult to study
at home. It often helps, he said, to
take some violent exercise and a
bath on reaching home. Perhaps a
nice long run. A little knot of students read the notice and someone
said "Huh! The Dean thinks we're
as young as he is." If he really did
think they were as young as he was,
when he was still under 60, he was
very wrong. I told you I would try
to think of some of his mistakes, and
that was an elementary one.
25   U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE WHY LIBERAL
EDUCATION
FOR ADULTS
By Richard Pearce
During the last half century there
has been considerable debate about
the importance of having a general
education as opposed to a specialized education; the educational
journals of the early part of the
twentieth century are filled with
material concerning liberal versus
vocational and professional education. During the last decade a new
problem appears to be emerging
from the previous imbroglio. The
present argument is not which of
the two types of education is essential to the individual but how the
adult can possibly acquire both a
liberal and a vocational education
during his lifetime. Today it is
generally agreed that neither a
liberal education by itself nor a
vocational or specialized education
by itself is an adequate preparation
for today's world and contemporary living. Society and the individual
need both.
The enormous growth of new
knowledge and techniques in the
modern world and the resulting demands for specialized skills have
led to a greater emphasis on vocational and professional education.
Such specialist education is essential to our national life, but higher
education will suffer an irreparable
loss if it neglects those portions of
education that place the man before the occupation. Such neglect
is widespread today.
The problem is this: how can
working men and women, preoccupied with their day-to-day jobs, become wiser people with better
understanding of social and public
Richard Pearce, the author of the
article on these pages, is a program
supervisor in the division of liberal
education in the U.B.C. extension
department.
affairs; how can they acquire a
broader outlook and thereby be
better able to see the ultimate as
well as the more immediate effects
of the decisions they are called on
to make? What course of action
can they elect to become not necessarily more skilled professionally
but better, wiser, and more cultivated adults?
First of all "liberally educated"
is not something one "becomes". A
liberal education has or should have
a continuing and continually changing goal toward which one studies,
broadening interests at times, intensifying them at others; it is not
something one "gets". It is a process.
Secondly, we alumni are all laymen in many fields. In many categories of experience and knowledge
we too belong to the masses. And
so do our friends, and our neighbours, and our University colleagues. Here, then, is the reason
for continuing education. Here is
the reason each one of us must be
forever studying and growing in
understanding if we are to achieve
some larger view of the world than
appears through the lens of our
immediate preoccupation or specialization. A truly liberal education
is the product of a lifetime of learning, study, and reflection. The best
any institution or agency can do is
to lay the foundation for a liberal
education, which, when continued
and enriched during the later years,
can result in a true liberal education.
Finally, we as a nation believe
that the responsible performance by
the individual in such essential roles
as those in the home, on the job,
and in the community requires
liberal education. We believe in the
worth of the individual, in the sharing  of freedom  and responsibility
by everyone, and that in the long
run the quality of public understanding and knowledge determines
the quality of our national life. If
this be so, then we must create and
improve opportunities for all people
to continue their liberal education
throughout life.
A survey of the vast number of
liberal adult programs across the
country reveals three rather distinct
schools of thought.
The first of these is based on the
curriculum of the liberal arts college, bodies of knowledge which the
academic tradition has codified in
a series of scholarly disciplines —
the sciences, the social sciences, the
humanities. In this regard, a liberal
education consists of a judicious
and fair selection from among this
curriculum. The significant characteristic of this whole type is the
transmission of bodies of knowledge and principle within the
recognized boundaries of the liberal
arts with little regard to the variations in selection, methodology,
presentation, or format.
The second school of thought
emphasizes the development of intellectual skills (analysis, criticism,
and judgment) rather than the understanding of knowledge and principles. Here the assumption is, that
properly equipped, the student will
explore for himself the significant
concepts of the various disciplines,
and will be able as well to transfer
the intellectual skills of judgment
to the solution of practical problems.
The third camp stands firm on
the ground that the most important
factor in liberal education is to instill certain attitudes, values, and
habits of mind which characterize
the educated man. Thus, rather
than in content or method, the emphasis lies in the development of
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE   26 the individual for it is he who will
create a good society. It is interesting to note how closely the emphases of the aforementioned schools
lie to the aims of all education.
However diversified the schools
of thought may be, the end result,
obtained by few, embodies the wisdom, judgment, and perspective
which the individual requires to enable him to be better able to face
the daily decisions of life—in his
work, in his own family, in his
community and in the world at
large. The process is lifelong, and
the man who is becoming educated
is the man who is finding out what
he needs to learn and how to go
on learning throughout his life. He
is a man who is mastering certain
methods of dealing with subject
matter; he is a man who is learning how to proceed.
In a recent article concerning
liberal education, Ralph Barton
Perry writes, "Liberal education
makes successive generations of
men aware of the widest range of
possibilities by the discovery of
new possibilities, and by reminding of old possibilities forgotten. It
does so in order that men may
choose with the utmost amplitude
of freedom in order that their lives
may be filled to the maximum extent by what they thoughtfully and
wittingly choose them to be." This
brings us to the point where we
ask, "What has been done on the
national as well as the local scene
to facilitate this increase of awareness on the part of the individual
in our society?"
A convenient point at which to
start is 1951 when the Ford Foundation established an independent
organization, the Fund for Adult
Education, whose specific concern
was "that part of the educational
process which begins when formal
schooling is finished" and whose
specific task was "that of supporting programs of liberal adult education which will contribute to the
development of mature, wise and
responsible citizens who can participate intelligently in a free
society". During the following ten
years an enormous amount of research and experimentation was
carried out in the field of liberal
education programs for adults. Recently, ten universities across North
America were selected as sites for
university-centered adult programs.
This year the establishing of a
liberal education division marks not
only a new emphasis on liberal education but also coincides with a
milestone marking a quarter of a
27   U.B.C.   ALUMNI    CHRONICLE
century in the history of the U.B.C.
department of extension.
It may be wise to state at this
point that liberal education is by
no means a new area of endeavour
for our extension department. As
Dr. John Friesen, the director, noted
in "The Scope of Activities Proper
to a University Department of Extension", "our University has traditionally emphasized extension offerings in liberal education. Today we
enthusiastically subscribe to, and
promote this basic area". To give
some indication of the extent of the
liberal education program already
established in the department, one
has an expansive range from which
to choose: 70 percent of the courses
in the evening class program, practically extension's entire summer
program, the major areas of the
fine arts, the living room learning
program previously established by
the F.A.E., and the numerous programs on public affairs are only a
few examples of activities involving
the liberal arts area.
Under the guidance of Mr. Bert
Curtis, extension^ assistant director, program supervisors are at present designing several large-scale
programs involving organizations
and communities. With the formation of this new division in extension, existing programs together
with the emerging projects will be
offered to the public on a more
widespread basis.
Lately several issues have created more than casual attention.
Although a liberal education is the
product of a lifetime, would it be
possible to establish an adult degree
for those individuals who reach a
specific point in the exploration of
a liberal education?
Immediately the problem arises
of defining content and selecting
methods to be used. The program
will have to be broader and more
meaningful than a liberal education
program for undergraduates. The
adult brings greater experience,
deeper emotional meanings and
overtones and a more mature perspective to his program than does
the undergraduate.
Considering the diversity in backgrounds and levels of education
which our society possesses, the
task of liberal adult education tends
to be two-fold; not only remedial
for those whose education has been
overbalanced by technical or professional content, but supporting
for those whose undergraduate
preparation was well-balanced, and
who have needs for continuing education.
We might recall that as with any
educational process, the liberalizing
process cannot be discontinued at
the time when a degree is received,
but must be a continuing process
throughout the active life of each
individual. Again, the aim of liberal
education is to produce not necessarily a more skilled professional
but a better, wiser, more cultivated
man.
1 can find no statement which
expresses the current situation better
than one made by our president,
Dr. Norman MacKenzie, in his annual report for 1952-53. With
reference to the needs of individuals
and communities, he writes, "If we
are to have and maintain a society
in which every adult citizen is
called upon to have opinions and
vote on matters not only of local—
but also of national and international—importance, and if we are
to continue to live in a world that
is inter-related so intimately as to
regulate the standard at which we
can live, and indeed whether we
can continue to live at all, some
agencies must exist or be created
to try to develop and obtain as
great an understanding of the problems and nature of citizenship —
in its broadest sense—as is possible.
Also if we are to continue to live
in a complex technological world
that is changing and developing
rapidly we must have agencies to
help keep the adult population informed about the changing world,
and the implication of those
changes both for their lives and
livelihood. And finally, if we are
to enjoy the real benefits of technological development, we must
help multiply the opportunities for
self development and individual
satisfaction in the leisure time
which technology has made possible."
It is agreed that participating in
meaningful adult programs offers
individuals a chance to find valuable new skills in communication
and leadership, to develop exciting
new interests and perceptions, and
to evaluate one's thinking and experience with those of other individuals in a constantly-changing
society.
It is the hope of the liberal education division of extension that a
stronger interrelation between extension and alumni will result in
you, the alumni, not only making
an ever-increasing use of the programs now offered in liberal education but also advising the department on the development of additional courses which you feel reflect
the changing needs of our society. Dean S.N.R Chant, chairman
of the recent Royal Commission
on Education, spoke at the recent
Alumni annual dinner meeting.
In his address he explained why
he does not favour the establishment of junior colleges in B. G
at this time. On these pages we
are reprinting parts of his address
to the annual dinner meeting.
REVOLUTIONARY IDEAS IN
... I believe that additional facilities for post-high
school education are needed in local centres throughout
the province. This can be provided by extending senior
matriculation for those who choose to continue in an
academic type of program. Senior matriculation provides a minimum equivalent of first year university. For
the immediate future, I believe this is the limit to which
university education should be provided locally. I do not
favour, at least for some years to come, junior colleges
which provide for two years of university education.
My reasons are as follows: The term university
means a centre where the universality of knowledge is
indicative. This implies a great deal more than classroom instruction, the passing of examinations, and the
procurement of a degree. A university in the true sense
requires a wide diversity of scholarly viewpoints and
disciplines, the exchange of ideas between students from
many places, participation in a variety of intellectual
and cultural activities, an enormous accumulation of
resource materials, and a degree of autonomy that can
withstand local interference. Any advanced work in the
sciences, arts, letters and professional fields can be
carried out successfully only where expensively
equipped laboratories, very large libraries, and other
cultural and intellectual resources are at hand.
I believe that the universality of knowledge can flourish only in centers of sufficient cultural and intellectual
interest to attract scholars and students from many
lands. Non-cosmopolitan centres do not provide such
settings, which are indispensable for the intellectual
quintessence of university life. Local pride cannot overcome this lack. To limit a student's participation in
such an intellectual and cultural environment to fewer
than three years, I believe rarely allows for full intellectual development. Even large, fully established
universities have a very difficult time keeping abreast of
the ever-expanding universe of knowledge. The tendency to look upon university education as mainly
vocational has had a deleterious effect upon the nature
of university education. A university should not be
merely an extension of the kind of atmosphere which
rightly pervades a high school.
Nevertheless, the need for post-high school education
at a local level is greater than ever before. A very large
number of our young people are not getting the type of
education that is most suitable for them. Moreover, our
universities cannot continue to bulge and bulge with
more and more students without losing their distinctive
value and purpose. Yet I do not believe that the way
to meet these situations is with small local universities.
It would seem that the post-war boom in education
somewhat pushed us off base so that we have not
thought through a realistic plan for post-high school
education. We have thought too much in the traditional
terms of the university and junior college type of institution, and the kind of education they provide, as
being the only way to meet the situation. But properly
understood a modern university is only one type of institution for further education. It is intended for those
people whose abilities, interests and intentions are
suited for professional and advanced types of academic
education. It is not for those who take only a casual
or secondary interest in academic studies. Universities
should not be regarded as the only means for educating
young people to assume positions of responsibility of
leadership in the world of today and of tomorrow. If we
persist in any such outmoded viewpoint our educational
standards will become mediocre at every level.
More needs to be done to develop the various kinds
of ability which young people possess. I prefer to speak
of levels and kinds of ability rather than levels of intelligence. The term intelligence has been thought of too
narrowly and too erroneously as sheer intellectualism.
An over-emphasis in the schools on I.Q. tests has encouraged this idea because the tests are academically
slanted. We must become more aware of different kinds
of ability as well as differences of degree. Some people
excel in one way, some in another. To meet the de-
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE   28 EDUCATION
mands of the future, educational programs will be
needed that will make the most of the various kinds of
ability displayed by young people.
A corollary to this is a full recognition of the social
equality of a wide variety of occupations. Probably we
tend to put the professions on too lofty a pedestal. I
have heard that in Russia some professions are more
exalted than in Canada. But I am not enamoured with
the Russian way of doing things, and I believe that our
democratic principles can do better than  their communist practices. We do not need to borrow our viewpoints from them. It is dangerous to retain any occupational distinctions that lead people, especially young
people, to look upon their work as being second rate,
whatever it is. In the past, those engaged in heavy
labour often took pride in their sheer muscular strength
and toughness. But with the mechanization of industry
that time is past.  Today skill,  alertness  and understanding are more important, and these too can become
sources of pride in occupations other than professional.
People who are led to look upon their work as inferior
tend to lose the incentive to strive for excellence. They
tend to give way to a grudging effort to get as much as
possible for doing as little as possible. Nothing can be
more threatening to our way of life than such an attitude. The spies of any foreign state are not nearly as
menacing as such a decay within. What is needed is an
educational system that will enable young people to
develop their abilities to the fullest extent, whatever
they are, without looking upon those who go here or go
there as belonging to different social or occupational
levels. This wilfbe a major step in the further democratizing of our social and economic life.
Of course, we must not underestimate the importance
of making the most of intellectual ability. Unfortunately
we are not achieving as much in this regard as we
should, because we are trying to force young people
whose abilities differ through the same type of post-
high-school education. The development of scholarly,
scientific and cultural talents should be intensified, not
diluted. But scholars and professional people alone cannot sustain our way of life. Intellectual and scholarly
achievements can flourish only when those with other
abilities have an opportunity to develop their particular
talents to the fullest extent.
By far the largest percentage of Canadian youth will
never complete a university education, unless our universities lower their standards and fail to exact the best
achievement from those who do display intellectual
ability. I do not support the idea that every young Canadian should plan to go to university. Those who do not
go through university are not on that account inferior or
lacking in ability. In fact they often excel in some very
important ways.They often display more practical and
technical ability, more ability for dealing with people,
and more ability, in terms of sheer good judgment than
some others who excel along scholarly lines. These able
young people are capable of managing and of providing
leadership in many of the most important affairs of
community life. To date we have not provided them
with the educational opportunities their abilities warrant. This I believe is the greatest weakness of our educational system, and one which, if not soon corrected,
will put us behind in world affairs.
If a system of diversified education, similar to, but
not necessarily identical with, that recommended by
the Royal Commission, were introduced at the secondary school level, a more effective educational program
could be provided for capitalizing upon the abilities of
the students. Moreover, for those who are proceeding
to post-high school education the standard of work now
reached in Grade XII could be readily accomplished
in Grade XI. Beyond this about two or three years of
technical, cultural and general education would benefit
a large number of able students, who will not spend
4, 5, 6, or 7 years to fit themselves for a profession
for which some of them may not be well suited. This
would reduce the numbers who come to university as
well as the percentage of students who fail or drop out
before completing their courses. Such post-high school
education should be terminal in nature and not looked
upon as preparatory for further education at university.
Along with this, however, an extensive program of adult
education would be carried out locally, so that people
could continue to learn in order to meet the demands
of a changing world.
Of course such a system will cost money. However,
in any case if we are to maintain our position in the
world of today and of tomorrow, greatly increased sums
will be needed for education. In fact such changes as
have been proposed may ultimately be less costly than
undertaking to perpetuate the inadequate system we
now have.
In conclusion, I believe that as we become more
democratic in our outlook the true purposes of post-
high school education will become more apparent, and
in the light of this a post-high school program of education to care for the needs of modern youth will
evolve. I believe that revolutionary changes in our
present educational structure are necessary and inevitable, if we are to maintain our national position.
Well, in the course of this talk I have been largely
thinking out loud. I cannot claim to have provided a
blue-print for the future of post-high school education.
The whole matter requires a great deal of careful
thought and planning. However, I believe that we are
beginning to see our needs more clearly and, as these
become recognized, I am confident that suitable
arrangements can be provided for the most effective
education of our youth.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE   30 Overseas Service
Two attractive graduates of U.B.C.'s
school of home economics arrived in
Ghana early in September to work with
the department of community development and social welfare in the African
state in a mass education program for
rural women.
The girls, Jocelyn King, BHE'60 and
Judy Foote, BHE'55, were recruited by
the president's committee on student
service overseas which is chaired by Dr.
Cyril Belshaw, professor of anthropology
and director of the United Nations
Training Center located at U.B.C.
The graduates were recruited at the
request of Volunteers for International
Development, an American organization
located in Massachusetts which recruits
volunteers for overseas service for the
UN and American government agencies.
The two girls have signed 18 month
contracts and will live in primitive conditions in Ghana. They will be posted
with adult education teams to rural
centers and will work with people at the
local level.
Funds to send the graduates to Ghana
were raised with the cooperation of the
Vancouver Sun which put up $1500 and
then asked readers to match the sum.
With the help of U.B.C. students, who
staged house to house canvasses in
various Vancouver areas, and B.C.
Electric employees, who canvassed employees of their firm, a total of $6,000
was   raised.
Miss King is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold King. Mr. King holds a
unique place in U.B.C. history as the
composer of the student song "Hail
U.B.C." He is now a teacher of music
at Magee high school.
His daughter, who has a teaching certificate in addition to her BHE. was on
the undergraduate societies committee as
home economics representative and
served as vice-president of the HEUS
while a student. She was also a member
of the Varsity Outdoor Club.
Her companion, Miss Foote, is a
Delta Gamma and was a member of
the U.B.C. Christian Science Organization while on campus. Her parents are
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald C. Foote, of West
Vancouver.
Cheque for $6,000 is presented to President N. A. M. MacKenzie (right)
by Vancouver Sun publisher Donald Cromie (left). The funds were used to
send home economics graduates Jocelyn King (second from right) and Judy
Foote to Ghana, where they will work in a mass education program for
rural women for 18 months. The graduates were recruited by the president's
committee on student service overseas at the request of Volunteers for International Development, an American organization.
The posting of the two girls to Ghana
marks the first concrete step taken by
the president's committee to recruit students for overseas service. Another project which the committee is currently
working on is the recruitment of
teachers to go to Ghana and the names
of 14 students who wish to participate in
this project have been forwarded to the
Ghana government for approval. These
students would be placed on the Ghana
civil service list.
In the meantime Dr. Belshaw has been
named one of two vice-chairmen on a
national committee which will raise
funds to send students overseas and provide a central registry for job opportunities. The Canadian National Commission for UNESCO is acting as secretariat for the national committee. At
U.B.C, Dean G. Neil Perry, dean of the
faculty of commerce, is chairing a local
fund raising committee.
Affiliated with the U.B.C. committee
is a committee of students, which plans
to assist in fund raising amongst students and publicizing job opportunities.
The committee is chaired by Roy Marson.
Medicine
A gift of $250,000 to the University
of British Columbia from Mr. and Mrs.
P. A. Woodward's Foundation has been
announced by President N. A. M. MacKenzie. The gift. President MacKenzie
said, will be used to provide for a biomedical library in the University hospital  which is now in the planning stage.
"Mr. and Mrs. Woodward," the President said, "have been generous friends
of the University in the past, and this
latest gift is further evidence of their
interest in the continued growth and
development of the University."
U.B.C.'s dean of medicine. Dr. John
F. McCreary, said the University hospital,   to  be   erected  on  the   campus  as
3T
U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE soon as funds become available, will be
a medical research and referral centre
for the entire province.
A bio-medical library is, of course, an
essential feature of the building, he
added, and the gift from Mr. and Mrs.
P. A. Woodward's Foundation will enable detailed planning to go forward
without delay. The University expects in
due course to match this gift from other
University capital funds.
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when a cairn was unveiled in his
memory at his birthplace in Bond Head,
Ontario.
The purchase of the collection, which
is estimated to contain more than 500
volumes, was announced by Dr. William
C. Gibson, U.B.C.'s professor of the
history of medicine and science. Dr.
Gibson said the collection was purchased from a book dealer in San Francisco and would be worth $15,000 or
more if sold on the open market. He
did not disclose the price paid by U.B.C.
Sir William Osier was born in 1849
and achieved fame as the first professor
of medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In 1905 he was named
Regius professor of medicine at Oxford
University. He died at Oxford in 1919.
He was a close friend of Henry Esson
Young, former provincial minister of
education and one of the founders of
U.B.C, and Dr. F. F. Wesbrook, the
first president of U.B.C.
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U.B.C. has received a grant of $5000
from the Canada Council to extend its
book collection in the field of Slavonic
studies.
U.B.C. applied for the grant following
an announcement by the Council that it
would accept applications from Canadian universities which have special
library collections and well-developed
programs in Slavonic, Asiatic, and
medieval studies.
U.B.C.'s Slavonic studies department
is the largest at any Canadian university. Last year 1100 students were enrolled for courses with the department,
and library holdings now amount to
22,000 volumes. Professor lames St.
Clair-Sobell, head of the department,
said the latest grant from the Canada
Council would enable U.B.C. to remain
in the forefront of studies in this field
in Canada.
He said the board of governors, the
Rockefeller Foundation, and Mr. Walter
C. Koerner, a member of the board, had
all made outstanding contributions to
the growth of the U.B.C. department.
Between 1949 and 1955 a total of
$100,000 was received from the Rockefeller Foundation, and since 1952 Mr.
Koerner has contributed $40,000 for the
acquisition of books and provision of
scholarships for students in the field. An
additional $1000 has been contributed
by the Polish Friendship Zgoda Society
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE   32 The Faculty
Two new appointments in the field of
adult education at the University of British Columbia have been announced by
the president, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie.
loining the U.B.C. faculty are dr.
coolie verner, who has been visiting
professor of adult education at U.B.C.
from Florida State University during the
past year, and john wood, formerly on
the faculty of Victoria College.
Dr. Verner has been appointed professor of adult education in the Faculty
of Education and special consultant to
the extension department. Mr. Wood
joins the extension department as supervisor of the evening class, extra-mural
credit and public affairs programs.
Prof. Verner is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia
where he received his bachelor and masters degrees. He did postgraduate work
at Columbia which awarded him his doctor of education degree.
Mr. Wood is a graduate of Cambridge
University with honours in modern languages, history and literature. He received
his masters degree from the same university and continued postgraduate work
at the University of Paris. During and
after World War II Mr. Wood served
as a foreign service officer for the
British government in South and Central America, Scandinavia, Germany,
Austria and Finland. He was awarded
the Order of the British Empire in 1954
for service in Germany.
dr. john f. Mccreary, dean of the
Faculty of Medicine at the University
of British Columbia, was made an
honorary member of the Canadian Dietetic Association at the concluding session of the 26th annual convention,
lune 15, in the Hotel Vancouver. He is
the sixth person to be so honored by
the Association.
The second world war provided Dr.
McCreary with extensive opportunities
for additional nutrition studies when he
joined the R.C.A.F. as nutrition consultant. Attached to General Eisenhower's
staff overseas, he headed up SHAEF's
nutrition team into Holland and received
the Royal Order of Orange Nassau from
Queen Wilhelmina.
Three University of British Columbia
professors have received grants totalling
$57,271 from the Office of Aerospace
Research, the research agency of the
United States Air Force.
Largest single grant of $30,000, went
to professor r. e. burgess of U.B.C.'s
physics department, dr. c. a. swanson,
assistant professor of mathematics, received $15,090, and dr. maurice sion,
associate professor of mathematics, received $12,181.
Since May ■'.- of this year the research
agency has awarded more than $4 million to 70 universities and other research
organizations for basic research.
The appointment of three persons to
the staff of the new school of librarian-
ship at the University of British Colum
bia have been announced by President
N. A. M. MacKenzie. The school,
which is under the direction of dr.
samuel rothstein, former associate
librarian, enrolled its first class of students this month.
The appointments are miss rose vain-
stein, public library specialist in the
United States office of education, Washington, D.C, as associate professor;
Robert Hamilton, assistant librarian of
Parliament, Ottawa, as assistant professor, and dr. ronald hagler, of the
Kitchener, Ontario, public library as instructor.
Miss Vainstein, who is mainly responsible for teaching courses in the public
library field, took an undergraduate
degree at Miami University, Oxford,
Ohio. She obtained her bachelor of
library science degree from Western
Reserve University and a master of
science from the graduate school of
library science at the University of
Illinois.
In 1952 she was awarded a Fulbright
scholarship which allowed her to study
municipal and county library development in England. She has worked for
library systems in Ohio and California
and was head of extension services at
the Gary, Indiana, public library. She
is a frequent contributor to library
journals and author of a number of
government publications.
Mr. Hamilton is president elect of
the Canadian Library Association and
a graduate of McGill where he received
the degrees of bachelor of arts and
bachelor of library science.
Tn 1936 he received a Carnegie fellowship to study Quebec and Ontario government documents. He is currently
chairman and director of the Canadian
Library Research Foundation. He has
been associated with the library in the
Houses of Parliament in Ottawa for the
past 23 years.
Dr. Hagler is a graduate of the University of Ottawa where he received his
bachelor of arts in 1955. Postgraduate
work followed at the University of
Michigan which awarded him a master's
degree in library science in 1957 and a
doctorate in the same field this year. He
also holds an MA in Latin from the
same institution. From 1955 to 1957
Dr. Hagler was employed by the University of Michigan library as a library
service fellow and scholar. Since 1957
he has been associated with the
Kitchener public library as a general
librarian and cataloguer and as order
librarian.
DEAN     GEORGE     ALLEN,     head     of     the
Faculty of Forestry since 1953, has resigned to accept a post as head of the
Weyerhaeuser Company's forestry research program wh'ch has headquarters
in  Centralia,  Washington.
Dean Allen will direct the 22-man
staff of the laboratories as well as the
forest research program on the company's tree farms. Dean Allen is a graduate of U.B.C. and the University of
California.
dr. roy daniells, head of the English
department, has been named to the 1961
Governor-General's literary awards committee by the Canada Council. The
awards are made annually to Canadian
authors excelling in poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction.
dr. c. w. j. eliot. assistant professor
of classics, was awarded his doctorate by
the University of Toronto in June.
dr. w. neil holmes, assistant professor of zoology, has been awarded a
Guggenheim fellowship for a year's research in Florida. His research will be
concerned with the question of how
some mammals and fish manage to live
in, or drink, either fresh or salt water.
prof. j. fred muir, head of the department of civil engineering, spent the
summer in Europe studying power dam
construction. He attended an international engineering convention in Rome
and, in addition to dam inspection, examined fish passage facilities in Scotland.
dr. g. m. volkoff, M.B.E., head of
the physics department, has been elected
vice-president of the Canadian Association of Physicists. At meetings of the
Royal Society of Canada in June, Dr.
Volkoff was named convenor of the
physics subject division, one of eight
divisions in the joint science section of
the Society. He also presided at a session on nuclear magnetic resonance and
electron spin resonance held during the
meetings, dr. c. a. mcdowell, head of
the chemistry department, and other
present f.nd former U.B.C. faculty members, were invited speakers at the session.
george woodcock, associate professor of English, has been granted leave
of absence for the academic year 1961-
62. He will leave in September for
India where he will gather material for
a book which has been commissioned
by the London publishers, Faber and
Faber. He has received a Canada Council travel grant to assist in travelling
expenses. Mr. Woodcock will be accompanied by his wife, who will spend some
time on the northern frontier of India
continuing her studies of the Tibetan
language.
john haar, director of International
House and student activities, spoke on
"Philosophies for international centers"
at the first world conference of directors
of international centers in Paris July 16
to 23. The conference was followed by
a tour of international centers in West
Germany.
Retirements
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, president
of the University of British Columbia,
announced in mid-Iune that Dean Gordon Shrum, head of the Faculty of
Graduate Studies and the department of
physics at U.B.C, would retire June 30.
Dean Shrum, a member of the faculty
since 1925 and one of Canada's best
known scientists, was succeeded as head
33   U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE of the physics department by Dr. George
M. Volkoff, a professor of physics at
U.B.C. since  1946.
The president also announced that
Dean F. H. Soward, associate dean of
graduate studies and head of the history
department, would succeed Dean Shrum
as head of graduate studies.
In announcing the retirement Dr.
MacKenzie paid tribute to Dean Shrum
for the contributions he has made to the
growth and development of U.B.C. "Dr.
Shrum," he said, "came to U.B.C. in
1925 when the University moved from
the Fairview shacks adjacent to the
general hospital to Point Grey and has
been responsible, in large measure, for
the leading position we now occupy in
Canada in the fields of physics and
graduate studies."
Dean Shrum, the president added, also
made distinguished contributions to the
growth of the U.B.C. extension department, which he headed from 1937 to
1953, and as chairman of the U.B.C.
housing and food services committees
and as commanding officer of the U.B.C.
contingent of the COTC from 1937 to
1946.
Dean Shrum was born in Smithville,
Ontario, and did his undergraduate and
graduate work at the University of
Toronto, which awarded him the degrees
of bachelor and master of arts and doctor of philosophy. He joined the physics
department as an assistant professor in
1925 and became a full professor in
1937. He was named head of the department in 1938. He became the second
dean of the faculty of graduate studies
in 1956 succeeding Dean emeritus
Henry F. Angus.
Professor George Volkoff, who succeeds Dean Shrum as head of the physics department, was born in Moscow.
Russia, and came to Canada as a boy
in 1924. He became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1936 and is acknowledged
to be one of Canada's leading nuclear
physicists.
Dr. Volkoff is a U.B.C. graduate. He
obtained his bachelor of arts degree in
1934 and his master of arts degree in
1936. His doctorate was awarded in
1940 by the University of California.
Dr. Volkoff studied under the famed
American physicist Dr. I. R. Oppenheimer from 1936 to 1939 at Berkeley
and under Prof. E. P. Wigner at Princeton University in  1940.
He joined the U.B.C. faculty in 1940
as an assistant professor of physics. He
was granted leave of absence in 1943 to
become a research physicist at the Montreal laboratory of the National Research
Council.
In 1945 and 1946 he was head of the
theoretical physics branch of the division
of Atomic Energy of the NRC and took
part in the design of the NRX heavy
water uranium nuclear reactor at Chalk
River, Ontario. For this and other work
at Chalk River he was awarded the
M.B.E. in 1946.
Dr. Volkoff returned to U.B.C. in 1946
as a full professor. In 1957 he was
awarded a Ford Foundation fellowship
to visit the European Organization for
Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1958 he acted as advisor to
Dr. O. M. Solandt, Canadian delegate
to the seven-week conference in Geneva
of experts to study the possibility of
detecting violations of a possible agreement on suspension of nuclear tests.
Dr. Volkoff returned to U.B.C. after
attending the second "Atoms for peace"
conference in Geneva as a member of
the Canadian delegation. He has been
editor of the Canadian Journal of Physics since 1950 and was elected a fellow
of the Royal Society of Canada in 1948.
Dean F. H. Soward, who succeeds
Dean Shrum as head of the faculty of
graduate studies, has been a member of
the faculty since 1922 and head of the
history department since 1953. He is a
graduate of the University of Toronto,
which awarded him his bachelor of arts
degree with first class honours in modern
history in 1921, and the University of
Oxford, where he obtained the degree
of bachelor of literature (B. Litt.) in
1922.
He has been a guest lecturer at a
number of Canadian and American
universities and was visiting professor
of Commonwealth history and institutions at the Indian School of International Studies in New Delhi, India, in
1959. From 1943 to 1946 and in the
summers of 1949, 1951 and 1952 Dean
Soward served as a special assistant to
the Canadian undersecretary of state for
external affairs. He is a fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada and a former
president of the Canadian Historical
Society.
Sports Report
By R. J. (Bus) Phillips
Athletic Director
The upswing of enthusiasm for professional   football   in   Canada   generally
and in Vancouver since 1954 in particular, has produced the opposite effect, as
we see it, on intercollegiate football.
This has been noticeable at the University of Toronto, McGill University and
at U.B.C. where attendance and gate
receipts have slowly but steadily declined.
The men's athletic committee is making an all-out effort with the 1961 football program at the University of British
Columbia, with the hope of recapturing
the interest and support of students,
faculty, alumni, and the general public.
U.B.C. now plays in a Canadian Conference, the W.C.I.A.U., and through
this body is affiliated nationally with
the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic
Union, which was just recently re-constituted to include all the Unions from the
Atlantic   to  th     Pacific.
You may be interested in some of the
steps being taken to make the football
games more  attractive—
1. The institution of a Grad-Thunder-
bird football game, to open the home
schedule on September 16th. Grad
general manager, Ian Stewart, has
announced the signing of Herb
Capozzi as head coach. This game
promises to be a highly entertaining
affair, and fans will have the opportunity of seeing many of the former
Varsity greats in action against the
current crop of "Thunderbirds".
2. Painting and decorating the stadium.
3. Reorganization of the Booster Club.
This will include special attention to
half-time  entertainment.
4. Provision of an attractive printed
programme for each game.
5. Improvement of concession facilities.
6. Earlier starting time of the games—
1:00 p.m., so that students will be
encouraged to stay on the campus
after Saturday morning lectures.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE   34 7. An attractive schedule of home games, as follows: September 16th—Grads; October 7th—Whitman; October 28th
—U. of Alberta (Homecoming); November 4th—Willamette: November 9th—U. of Saskatchewan.
8. Special price on season tickets—Alumni may purchase reserved seat season tickets in the covered stands for only
$5.00  (for five home games).
Let's make 1961 your year to support your U.B.C. Thunderbirds. There is a throne waiting for you at U.B.C. Stadium.
You and your companions will be entertained as Kings as you
witness the powerful 'Birds and the finest intercollegiate teams
in the West. To ensure good seats, fill in the special order form
on page 34 and mail it to the athletic office.
Coach Frank Gnup is optimistic about the 1961 edition of
the Thunderbird team, especially with approximately 20 letter-
men returning. He promises a hard-hitting, wide open brand
of football, played by well-conditioned, well-coached, college
athletes. If you are interested in watching football, then make
this your year to cheer the Thunderbirds to victory. At our
prices, what can you lose?
Music
An organization for the support of the school of music at
the University of British Columbia has been formed through
the Community Arts Council.
Organizer of the new group is Professor Leonard Marsh.
director of research in U.B.C.'s school of social work and
chairman of the music division of the Community Arts Council. About 50 persons in all parts of the province have already
signified their interest in the organization, Professor Marsh
said.
The new organization will operate on a province-wide basis.
Professor Marsh said, to encourage support of U.B.C.'s music
school, now in its second year of operation, through scholarships, donations of musical instruments and books and other
projects.
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U.B.C.   ALUMNI   CHRONICLE Student Affairs
U.B.C students have approved a
referendum calling for maintenance of
Alma Mater Society fees at their present level to provide for construction of
a winter sports center and a new student
union building.
No starting date has been set for construction of the two buildings. The site
of the new student union building will
be the parking lot adjacent to Empire
pool on University boulevard. The winter sports center will be constructed in
the same general area.
At present students pay an AMS fee
of $24, with $14 going to support of
student activities, including athletics. Of
the remaining $10 half was used to pay
the costs of constructing a new residence for men. This gift to the U.B.C.
Development fund has now been met.
The remaining $5 is being used to repay
a loan for the addition to Brock Hall.
The loan will have been repaid by the
end of the 1962-63 session.
The total cost of the winter sports
center and the first unit of the new
student union is estimated at $1,300,000.
The board of governors has agreed to
pay $250,000 to provide for food services in the new union building and
$250,000 or half the cost of the winter
sports center. The cost to the students
will be $550,000 for the student union
and $250,000 for the winter sports center. AMS president Alan Cornwall
estimates that it will take eight years to
pay off the loan necessary to construct
the buildings.
Students hope to add a second or
third unit to the student union building
in the future. The first stage will be a
general activities building only and will
not contain the AMS office or club-
rooms.
New School
The senate and the board of governors of the University have approved
the establishment of a school of rehabili
tation medicine for the training of
physiotherapists. The school's first class
started this September, with facilities for
15 students.
Dr. Brock Fahrni has been named
director of the school, and two lecturers
have been appointed, Miss Jane Hudson
in physical therapy and Miss Margaret
Hood in occupational therapy.
Students will be admitted to the school
on completion of the first year of arts
and science at U.B.C. or its equivalent
or senior matriculation. For admission,
students will be required to have com-
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mathematics, zoology (biology in the
case of senior matriculation), and one
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The course leading to a certificate in
physical medicine therapy will consist of
three years of study. The first two academic years will be taught on the campus, followed by a third rotating supervised interne year. After receipt of the
certificate and two or more years of
practice, therapists in good standing may
return for a third academic year leading
to a bachelor's degree.
Dr. Brock Fahrni said the training of
therapists was "an urgent community
health need"; care in the field of chronic
illness was at a standstill in B.C. because
of a lack of trained therapists.
A number of organizations have
shared in the cost of converting an existing building at U.B.C. to house the
school. They are the Canadian Arthritis
and Rheumatism Society, the Poliomyelitis and Rehabilitation Foundation
of B.C., the G. F. Strong Rehabilitation
Centre and the Vancouver Foundation.
Money for salaries and equipment, said
Dr. Fahrni, will be met largely through
federal  rehabilitation health grants.
Miss lane Hudson is a graduate of
the University of Toronto with a physical therapy diploma and a post-graduate
diploma in the teaching of physical
therapy. She has been a lecturer in
physical therapy at the University of
Toronto   since   1957.     Miss   Hudson   is
licensed by the Canadian Physiotherapists Association and was president of
the organization in 1957.
Miss Margaret Hood is also a University of Toronto graduate and holds a
diploma in physical health and education and a diploma in occupational
therapy. She is a registered occupational
therapist and has been supervisor of
occupational therapy at the Workmen's
Compensation Board rehabilitation
center in Vancouver since 1955. Before
coming to Vancouver Miss Hood was
occupational therapy supervisor for the
Ontario Workmen's Compensation
Board.
Gifts
The U.B.C. board of governors has
accepted an offer of $20,000 from the
Association for Retarded Children for
establishment of a center for handicapped children. President N. A. M. MacKenzie, in announcing the board decision, said half the grant would be used
in the coming year to appoint a clinical
psychologist to the U.B.C. faculty.
The balance of the grant will be held
in reserve until additional University
facilities are available to set up an investigation center, the president added.
The first phase of the program will result in a more active program of training of teachers of handicapped children.
The clinical psychologist to be added to
the   U.B.C.   staff  will   have   a  dual   ap
pointment  in  the  Faculty of  Education
and in Medicine.
In the second phase of the program
an investigation center would come into
existence to which mentally retarded and
handicapped children would be referred.
lt would serve as a research and teaching center for students in education and
medicine.
Extra-mural Teachin
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U.B.C. will this month send a professor to Prince George for the second consecutive year to offer courses in English
and history. President N. A. M. MacKenzie announced that the senate and
the board of governors had approved
the proposal for the 1961-62 academic
year.
loseph C. Lawrence, a lecturer in the
U.B.C. department of history, will teach
courses in composition (English 300),
and two courses in the history of the
United States (history 212 and 427).
The Prince George school board has
agreed to underwrite the full cost of
the program. Students will be required
to register in the normal way with
U.B.C. and pay the regular fee of $66
per course. During the 1960-61 academic
year a total of 75 students were registered for three English courses given at
Prince George by Ronald J. Baker, an
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