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This man's business is sound. He operates a highly-
successful music store . . . one of thousands of B of M
customers who own their own businesses. He's an
expert in the bewildering world of new recordings
and equipment.
His business stays sound, financially, because he's
learned the value of expert advice in the complex
field of finance. In money matters he deals with the
manager of his neighbourhood Bank of Montreal.
Whether you deal in music or machinery, the services
of a financial expert can do as much for your business.
Talk it over with the B of M today.
Bank: or Montreal
Coueti {jmoAo. SpayriA truz, lUoua Autumn leaves
throngs —
sure signs the
winter session
is with us once
Stan Evans, BA'41, BEd'44, chairman
John L. Gray, BSA'39, past chairman
John Arnelt
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29
Mrs. J. J. Cveikovich, BA'57
Ralph Daly
Allan Fotheringham, BA'54
Himie Koshevoy, '32
Frank P. Levirs, BA'26, MA'31
J. A. (Jock) Lundie, BA'24
Gordon A. Thorn, BCom'56, MBA(Md)
Frank C. Walden, BA'49
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Volume 19, No. 3 — Autumn, 1965
4 Editorial
5 A Humanist Talks to the Scientists
9 Homecoming
13 We Pick the Steeplechasers
14 The Man Who Was Himself
16 Bizarre Beasts and Curious Computers
18 Mothers in Academe
20 Fee Increases: the other side of the coin
24 News of the University
30 Alumni Association News
32 Alumnitems
34 Up and Doing — news of the alumni
This issue: Cover, David F. Henderson, Arts IV
Staff photographer, John Tyrrell, Law II
Cartoons, Jeff Wall, Arts II
Elizabeth B. Norcross, BA'56
Alumni President's Report
Recent events at the University of California have attracted nation-wide attention to that university and to
the overall problem of all large universities today. As a
result an exhaustive examination into the affairs of the University of California has resulted in "The Byrne Report"—
a special report to the Regents Committee of the University
of California. There are several opinions expressed in that
report which might well be usefully considered in respect
to The University of British Columbia. For this reason I
have taken the liberty of extracting excerpts from that report
to raise these issues for consideration by UBC grads.
"There is a direct relationship between the development
of distinguished universities in a state and the growth of its
commerce and industry, the quality of work done by its
professionals, the vitality of its cultural life, and the range
of opportunities open to its children. While many states
have responded to this fact by trying to create a truly distinguished public university, California is one of the very
few states to succeed.
"Without such a university the growth of the State would
be slowed and the very foundations of its prosperity and
vitality shaken. The forward-looking character of the state
government would be affected. The appeal of the State to
technologically advanced industries would diminish. The
quality of medicine, law, education, and a host of other
professions would decline. Most important, the opportunities open to the younger generation would be restricted.
"A great university has four responsibilities in America
today: first, developing the intellectual, social and moral
character of its undergraduates—what has traditionally been
called liberal education; second, training recruits for the
professions and keeping their knowledge up to date; third,
providing consultants, reports and specialized services to
agriculture, industry, commerce and government; fourth,
conducting advanced research, in every field of knowledge
both pure and applied.
"The development of the character and intellect of university students cannot be viewed as a one-way process, in
which the university gives and the students take whatever
is given. It is a two-way process, in which the students give
their time, their energy and their loyalty, and the other
members of the academic community give in return. University education, in other words, is not simply a privilege
provided by society to those of its children who can benefit
from it. University education is a set of mutual obligations,
in which society provides the student with certain privileges and opportunities, and he in turn commits a part of
himself to society's purposes. His commitment is as important as society's, and must receive equal weight in the thinking of both educators and statesmen.
Experience has shown that in order to attract the best students and faculty, they must be given a large measure of
control either direct or indirect, over their own affairs. This
does not, of course, mean that universities should be, or can
be, entirely self-governing. The electorate, speaking through
the Constitution, the Governor and the Legislature, must
have a long-run voice in the development of a public university. But history suggests that this voice should be indirect. There is hardly a single example, either in America
or elsewhere, of a distinguished university which has been
directly responsible to popular opinion. Among the public
universities of America, three of the most eminent have
jealously guarded their autonomy. Without a tradition of
independence, whether constitutionally or legislatively
sanctioned, the lot of public universities has been mediocrity.
"There can be no neat division between professional and
personal lives, nor between unconventional thoughts and
unconventional actions. As a result, a great university must,
if it is living up to its responsibilities, attract many faculty
and students who will choose to pursue paths that the great
majority of people regard as silly, dangerous, or both. Such a
university is bound to strain the tolerance of parents, taxpayers, and their elected representatives. In many cases, outsiders will not understand the necessity for certain features of
university life. In some cases, both the public and its chosen
officials will be profoundly offended by the ways in which
members of the academic community go about their business, or by the ways in which they conduct their non-
academic lives. Considerable restraint will be required to
tolerate habits and values which seem profoundly alien to
most residents of the state.
"If this restraint is not forthcoming, if a state habitually
imposes popular opinion on its university, the result is that
the state acquires a reputation for being inhospitable to the
life of the mind. The immediate result is that many students and faculty who care deeply about such things seek
them elsewhere. This in turn means a second-class university."
President, Alumni Association
"Freedom, too, is needed to maintain a great university. A Humanist
Talks to
The Scientists
T et us begin by getting rid of some concepts not relevant
*-* to our argument and if, at times, we seem to be throwing out the baby with the bathwater, well when a baby has
been scrubbed continuously for several decades, it should
be clean, or at least able to wash itself in its own bathroom.
Could we get rid of some stereotypes: the scientist as a
magician, pulling everything out of a hat; the scientist as
sorcerer's apprentice letting loose a torrent he can't restrain;
or as alchemist acquiring a mastery over all natural processes; or as mad savant whose pride persuades him to try
for control of the universe; or Frankenstein, killed by his
own creation, much as it loves him; or the scientist as
secular saint, patient, laborious, devoted; or the scientist as
Santa Claus who will bring us anything we ask for if we
are good.
Let us disregard as unserviceable in Canada C. P. Snow's
observation about the two cultures. Was he not really talking about problems of social class while ostensibly discussing science?
Tn Canada there is, for reasons not always flattering to
■*- Canadians, a pervasive interest in science from top to
bottom of our social system. Children are not now going to
be coming out of school prejudiced against and uninformed
about   the   sciences.   High   school   graduates   know   more
The accompanying article is the major
part of a paper delivered by Professor
Daniells to a symposium on science
education when the Royal Society of
Canada met on the UBC campus last
Roy Daniells, BA '30
5 Humanist (from p. 5)
mathematics than university graduates used to and the chief
obstacle to further progress lies not in the curriculum but in
the lock-step system of salary increases that prevents merit
in teaching from being rewarded. And as for the general
public—the social services, the armed services and the medical services continuously persuade the citizen of the value of
scientific research.
The danger to science is not that it will be neglected
but that it will receive acclaim and encouragement for
wrong or insufficient reasons. The real opposition is not
between science and general ignorance, science and public
indifference, science and religion, science and the arts,
science and humanism, but between the power of the
imagination, capable of achieving unity, and a process of
dispersed research committed to unco-ordinated accumulation.
Opposition to comprehensive insights into nature will
appear even among a scientist's own colleagues. "The initial
opposition [says Bernard Towers] to Copernicus or Galileo
came not from the theologians but from university professors, master astronomers and mathematicians, the scientific establishment of the period. So too with Darwin."
The danger is that the public should take a myopic view
of science, looking only for the mastery of environment by
increased technology, supposing that such mastery is the
object of even basic research, looking forward to a world
of the near future in which stable optimum populations
are fed on fish-meal, edible algae and "bread made from
stones." Nothing in such a program is discreditable; there
is missing, however, the element of hope. A world in which
everything is reduced to rational planning on a scientific
basis under the inevitable direction of totalitarian demagogic
government is the persisting nightmare vision of writers of
science fiction—those soft and slight antennae probing the
future of the human condition.
What then is the alternative to which you might direct
your minds? It is the achievement of a new sense of the universe, a comprehensive and harmonious realization of what
the old philosophers called the music of the spheres.
The music of the spheres goes back to Pythagoras who
divided the octave into its fixed intervals corresponding
with arithmetical ratios of the length of a vibrating string
at a fixed tension. His theory that "all things are number"
clearly anticipated a basic method of modern science
(though Bacon did not think in that pattern) but the great
claim Pythagoras has on our gratitude is that his theories
of an harmonious universe were for centuries to follow
immensely serviceable to the human imagination.
The concept itself of the harmony of the revolving spheres
was vital enough to inspire a book by no less than Johannes
Kepler who lived until 1630.—Nor was Pythagoras alone in
his power to project a seminal theory: the marvellous idea
of the Stoics that "fire" (pure radiation) alternates with
forms of matter separated into different kinds: this thought
served to encourage the fruitful idea of "cycles of civilization" and is of other and still more universal interest now.
From our 20th century point of view a more interesting
projector of a concept of harmony in the universe is Francis
Bacon. He projected the idea of an harmonious universe, a
universe consistent, open to exploration, capable of interpretation and capable of providing a vast terrain for the
enquiring mind. That is his greatness.
When Bacon died there was a teen-ager in London named
John Milton, determined to write great poetry and Milton
is to me the great example of an imagination which is
obscurely and indirectly, mysteriously but powerfully, stimulated by the new science of his age. From Copernicus and
Bruno, and from Milton's contemporaries Galileo and
Kepler, there was projected the idea of an harmonious universe of which the physical reality could be mathematically
expressed. Paradise Lost was being composed just about the
time that Newton, as he says, "found the method of infinite
series." Milton handles space and time with great address,
taking Adam into a high mountain and showing him the
totality of geography and history, yet all the while Eve,
who is asleep, receives the whole substance by revelation,
in a dream. Space, time, the objective world, all are
accounted for within one mind which is the mind of God
to whose mind and will, containing all space and all actions
in total time, the Puritan submits his own mind and will,
so that the poem is also a great celebration of Christian
liberty in an harmonious universe. Milton could not have
written Paradise Lost had it not been for the vision of the
astronomical scientists. And their vision stimulates his own
poetic vision of the ways of God to man.
In company such as this it is unnecessary to repeat
the facts of Newton's career and the evidence for his pervasive influence. The neo-classical and romantic writers of
the 18th and 19th centuries were profoundly indebted to
his emphasis on the harmony of the world of Nature. As
the European mind shifted itself from an Aristotelian world
to a Newtonian one and made all the shifts in metaphysics
that entailed, the concept of total harmony was central.
Newton's effort was primarily in the realm of imagination
and only secondarily in the region of research.
In company such as this it is equally unnecessary to rehearse the achievement of Michael Faraday. For a quarter of a century he thought about electro-magnetism and
formulated one experiment after another. His chief claim
upon us that "he imagined a model of the universe in terms
of these lines (of forces), as a model of the universe has
been imagined in terms of atoms." He "had a profound belief in the existence of a general principle comprehending
all natural phenomena." He was innocent of our systems of
algebraical and chemical notation but he had the power to
interpret simple observations into an imaginative whole
enormously stimulating to his successors.
If I have consumed your time over Faraday it is because
he is one of my heroes and because he illustrates the value
of science in general education. I could not do without him.
I am not sure that he is necessarily so serviceable to the
rising generation of Canadians on this campus, which brings
me to the point of this brief paper: what can you, ladies
and gentlemen, do to help me educate my children? They
are both girls and may expect to be on this campus within
two or three years. They are not likely to be scientists but they may hope to live into the twenty-first century and they
may perhaps be the mothers of scientists. Now, what image
of the sciences shall I try to put before them? You will not,
I am sure, wish me to propose to them merely a consumer's
paradise based on an advanced application of technology.
Or a competition with other nations which might for a
short time keep this continent ahead. Such tense and uneasy
prospects leave the fundamental questions unresolved. You
may say, well what do you want? Let me tell you.
Children now at school take in through their pores several
related but unresolved sets of ideas. The ideas of Darwin
(1809-1882) are still pervasive, although some old catch-
phrases have been quietly dropped. "Survival of the fittest"
is not heard of because man extinguishes the lives of beautiful birds and animals so successfully and so successfully
does away with primitive or peaceful peoples. Darwin has
been called the Newton of biology and to the extent that he
proposed a vast, unified and orderly view of the world of
life, this is apt. But the differences are vast and may be
summed up in the statement that Darwinism disposes of the
concept of an assured future. If all living beings are "temporary products of a continuing process developing through
time," so that we find "stable forms and laws transformed
into temporary products of a continuing historical process,
the laws of nature themselves may be among 'the children
of time'".
If to these notions based on biology we add a corresponding set of ideas based in the physical sciences, beginning
with the old second law of thermodynamics (which humanists refer to with the same compulsive urge that used to
make the law of diminishing returns a favourite reference)
and going on to relativity in its popular sense, we find once
more that the future is deprived of all assurance. All life
is an eddy in a descending and irreversible stream of energy
conversion. Entropy will do for us all,—though I am now
told that a world of ice glittering dully in the rays of a
cherry-coloured sun is less likely than a final solar flare-up
which will consume everything organic. I need not remind
you of the many responses which have been made to the
challenge of this conception: Bergson's elan vital, H. G.
Wells' "rediscovery of the unique" and concern to understand and manipulate natural forces, Bernard Shaw's Back
to Methuselah, Hoyle's theory of the universe as in a "steady-
state," and science fiction's fantasies of migration through
vast space from one planet or solar system to another. And
lately the renewed interest in Teilhard de Chardin, who
has been newly defended against the attacks of Medawar in
1960. Teilhard, whom Huxley anticipated, proposes a "law
of increasing complexity-consciousness" based on "the internal propensity of matter to unite, to become more complex and therefore more conscious." Man is by this means
given back "the virtue of hope" and man becomes "the
ascending arrow of the great biological synthesis." This is
nothing less than a fundamental vision.
People today who pounce on Teilhard de Chardin's
Phenomenon of Man with cries of joy are hoping to
defend themselves against the imaginative inadequacies of
Darwinism, against determinism, and against crude appli
cations of the general theory of relativity (1915), by some
kind of sensed analogy, to morals and manners. People are
enormously concerned about the process of evolutionary
change, about the physical bases of moral character, about
the nature of time, about the future of consciousness. They
are concerned moreover about the continuous, mysterious and
subtle engagement of subjective and objective in all our
lives. What people want, even more than to be healthy or
wealthy, is to be imaginatively secure. The ultimate control
point of life, as Blake kept saying, is the imagination. I have
hands because some ancestor of mine imagined grasping
things and I have a brain for the same reason. Science
exists because certain imaginative minds have been able
to imply harmony in a great range of observations and
experiments; it is not simply empirical evidence fitted together that has produced insight. It is now requisite that
scientific imagination should project a new view of harmony
in the universe. What has been done in the past must be
done again but on the basis of a far greater range of findings. It would be a pity if this task were left, by default,
to the writers of science fiction.
Science has now a massive contribution to make to our
general culture and the port of entry is most simply and
naturally the centre of higher education. What is the size
and nature of this contribution? Nothing that is beyond
your powers. We do not ask that you reveal the nature of
the universe: it is not likely that you can attain a detachment from actuality which could serve as a fulcrum for
moving total reality into focus. We do not ask that you
supply a generally applicable method of thinking, as Frazer
seemed to think possible when he spoke of the red thread
of religion, which had replaced the black thread of magic,
being replaced by the white thread of science. All we ask
is that you give us what Pythagoras or Lucretius or Newton
gave to their own generations. Far from being irrelevant
to what you want to do, this is the most basic research conceivable.
I cannot effectively tell you what I want to know, for I
too am a student, unable as yet to frame the right questions for lack of scientific vocabulary and for lack of training
in your modes of thought. But I can suggest my needs. The
music of the spheres, as Pythagoras conceived it, was dependent on harmonious relationships, of a mathematical
kind, among the heavenly bodies which produced a result
intellectually stimulating and aesthetically satisfying. I am
not at present able to achieve harmony among the scientific
or pseudo-scientific ideas I possess. If you are suggesting to
me that I must think about processes in nature and not
bother about origins or ends, then I want to know a great
deal more about those processes. What can you tell me
about the urge and impulse of matter to unite, to complicate itself, to reproduce its achieved shapes and to achieve
consciousness of all this? What bridge is being built between what used to be called mind and matter? And will
this bridge have some approaches at each end that will
7 Humanist (from p. 7)
enable me to get from the objective to the subjective world,
in accordance with the great tradition that they are ultimately inseparable? And if you could show me where
clover-leafs are being planned, to connect determinism and
free-will, I should be correspondingly grateful. Even if there
were some temporary fly-overs it would be useful.—Milton,
you see, never got the advantage of Newton's astronomical
solutions, but he was apprised of the nature of the debate
and it vitalized his poetic conceptions. Other bridges we
hope you have under construction and would like to know
about are from the so-called "finite" quality of space to the
concept of infinity which the mind has always demanded,
which transcends mathematical infinity. And, naturally, the
long desired intellectual viaduct between entropy (in the
sense of a one-way tendency of the universe toward increasing disorder and inertness) on the one hand, and on
the other, the concept of a growing complexity and increasing self-consciousness.
I know these generalizations are not the modes in which
you want me to think. I know that you would rather I
thought mathematically. I know that these considerations
seem to be skirting the immediate concerns of science. But
it is enormously important for you, as well as for me, that
you bend your efforts toward hypothecating an harmonious
natural universe which will stimulate the imagination.
People who seize this conception will work for a stable
and harmonious social system, in which you can pursue,
with support and with gratitude and with some understanding of your aims, the work which means so much to
you. Neglect this and we may all move into a disordered
world of extreme pressures, of total government issuing to
scientists a set of directives drawn up by dictators and demagogues and the music of the spheres will recede into history
and become inaudible.
' I ihis plea for science as a main ingredient of general
•*• higher education and in particular the vagueness
with which I have been obliged to phrase what I need and
what my children will need may seem to the precise and
pragmatic minds among you as no more than a vision.
Now my wife tells me that I should not, in addressing
scientists, make any references to the New Testament, but
that with luck I might get away with, say, one reference
to the Old Testament—it is one of the proverbs of Solomon,
"Where there is no vision the people perish."
The Rust-resistant Strains
One question remains which dominates all others. Is
patronage of any kind for the arts desirable in a modern
society? We think we have already demonstrated . . . that
in the context of history it has proved to be very desirable
indeed. Few people any longer seriously question the need
of subsidy for our material welfare. No one, for instance,
will question the value to our wheat production of the
financial assistance given over the years by the Department
of Agriculture to develop rust-resistant strains. This has
helped to strengthen our position in world markets and
has been of benefit to the Canadian people as a whole.
But, as the Department of Agriculture in the development of rust-resistant strains makes provision for our
material welfare, should we not also make provision for
the welfare of our mind and spirit? For when all the grain
grown in our lifetime is reaped and milled and baked, and
when all the products of the bakeries have been eaten and
digested, and when all the digestions which digest them
lie—as they will lie—under the ground in which the grain
was grown, then what will remain? A large part of the
inheritance which we hand on to our children will be some
novels and a book or two of poetry, some fine buildings
and a number of paintings, the small delights of things well
made, and music. For against the rust of time these strains
are the most resistant.
—The Canada Council Annual Report 1962-63 (p. 28)
—Roy Daniels, BA '30
It is not the humanist's ignorance of science or the scientist's ignorance of the humanities which is important, but
their common ignorance of the society that they are living
in, and of their responsibilities as citizens. It is not the
humanist's inability to read a textbook in physics or the
physicist's inability to read a textbook in literary criticism,
but the inability of both of them to read the morning paper
with the kind of insight which is demanded of educated
—H. Northrop Frye, Principal,
Victoria College, quoted in
University Affairs.
8 ■193S
Homecoming Chairman's Message:
We have taken over the Vancouver Hotel for Homecoming this
year. Plan to spend the day on campus and then come down to the
class reunions and the Homecoming Ball. It's a new look—to use a
shopworn phrase, it's togetherness. You'll find a reunion going on in
every salon.
Homecoming has been spelled out often enough. Come and get
involved and find out. It will be a week-end to remember!
Art Woodland
Homecoming Chairman
October 25,  12:00 noon
October 26, 12:00 noon
October 27,   2:30 p.m.
October 28, 12:00 noon
October 30, 11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
Board of Trade Luncheon, Hotel Vancouver
Hudson's Bay Company Campus Fashion
Show, Brock Hall
Student-Alumni Bridge Tournament,
Brock Hall
Student Pep Meet
Homecoming Luncheon
Cairn Ceremony
Campus Tours
Class Reunions, classes of
'25, '30, '35, '40, '45, '50, '55, '60
Homecoming Ball, Hotel Vancouver
October 24,
October 28-31
October 28
October 29
October 29,
October 30,
October 31
Frostbite Regatta, R.Y.C., Jericho
Homecoming Curling Bonspiel,
Winter Sports Centre
Ladies' Golf Tournament,
University Golf Course
Men's Golf Tournament,
University Golf Course
Family Sports Jamboree,
War Memorial Gymnasium
Homecoming Football Game, UBC Stadium
Family Hockey, Winter Sports Centre
ALUMNI HOMECOMING OCTOBER 30, 1965 Just a few more weeks and it will be Homecoming time again.
Homecoming is for everyone, of course, but the honoured guests are
the reunion years. This year we salute the classes of the noughts and
fives, from 1920 to 1960. With one or two exceptions they will be holding their class reunions in the Hotel Vancouver on Saturday evening,
to be right on the spot for the Homecoming Ball. In a more informal
way groups from other classes will be arranging before-the-ball reunions
of their own. However, it was to the Totems of the noughts and fives
that we went for a selection of pictures to inspire nostalgia and the
"remember when" train of thought.
Alumni Homecoming Lounge:
Education Building, University Blvd. and Main Mall
Saturday tour centre — information — refreshments —
lots of free parking.
Naida Chernenkov,
Homecoming Queen
Cheerleaders (L to R): ]eri Wilson, Fran Charkow, Ann Zaitzeff,
Bonnie Galloway, Pat Kirstiuk, Doramy Hodson,
Ellamae Sharpe, Sharon Durham.
Victors in the BEG trials (L to R): Ray Sierpina, Glen Smith,
Mike Harris, Tom Toynbee, Doug MacDonald, Laurie West,
Herman Zloklikovits, Ken Drummond, Bob Wilson (not shown).
Mary Schaeffer,
Homecoming Queen
10 1950
Russ Latham, Rugger star
Mamooks — essential
backstagers in all
campus functions
And then there was
the can-can
Bob Twiss Gloria Murphy
The year of the Leavys —
and the pants to prove it!
Owen F. Pickell (L) and
Austin Frith
Arts executive out
for a stroll. From
L to R: Janet
Fleck, Nell Trapp,
Edward Scott,
Harold Dixon.
1 1 1925
"To these pitiful old buildings in Fairview, which have
received so much abuse and given so much pleasure, this
Annual, the last to be edited within their walls, is dedicated."
(left) Around the clock:
Murray Mather, James
Malkin, Clare Brown,
John Sumner, Jean
Thomas, Cameron Gorrie, Fred Bolton, Walter
Kennedy, Isobel Wales,
with (then) Dean
(Right) This is how
nursing looked to the
1925 Class.
F. Stone (L) and
Charles Brazier, "in
a brilliant defence of
womanhood," won
the only victory of
the debating season
—over Montreal.
UBC girls were the Senior "A" basketball champions of
B.C. L to R: Claire Menten (Captain), Lois Tourtellote,
R. Tingley, R. Harris, Mary E. Campbell, M. Shelly,
Florence Carlisle, J. Whyte, Jack Barberie (coach).
Just a sampling of
the 1920 grads: From
top to bottom: Verna
E. Morris, John N.
Weld, Katherine H.
Pillsbury, Hugh L.
Keenleyside, Kathleen McKee Coates.
12 We Pick the Steeplechasers!
"May i emphasize that I feel that a
scholarship is not a recognition of past
academic prowess but an incentive
and aid to future academic work."
That's the view of one of our Norman
MacKenzie Alumni Scholarship winners.
And at the Alumni Association
Annual Dinner in May Mr. W. H.
Maclnnes, putting his practice into
preaching, suggested to senior alumni
present that they would find no more
rewarding investment for their money
than scholarships.
Fourteen years ago the Association
had begun doing just that on a corporate basis. It is probably safe to say
there is no more popular use of annual
giving funds, but does the investment
pay off? When we distribute our
scholarship monies, do we select
steeplechasers or only quarter horses?
Early this year the Chronicle set out
to find the answer to this important
History reviewed
First, though, a short refresher
course on the history of the Alumni
Back in 1951 the UBC Alumni
Association set up Regional Scholarships which then, as now, were offered
to Grade XII or Grade XIII students
in British Columbia high schools.
Then, as now, the screening committees considered the applicant's academic record primarily, plus his (or
her) qualities of character and citizenship. The screening committees are
made up of alumni throughout the
Only ten scholarships were offered
in the first years. By 1961 the number
had grown to twenty-two and in 1962
it jumped to forty-two when the
present plan of one for each provincial
riding was instituted. The name of the
scholarship was changed to "Norman
MacKenzie Alumni Scholarship" in
1962 in tribute to the president
When we looked into the records
of our winners—perhaps the word
should be "starters"—we found that
70 had graduated and 160 are still in
undergraduate studies. Of the total of
251 only three failed at some point in
their university career and four others
withdrew, one at least of these while
doing extremely well, and one had
died. Thirteen others did not stay to
graduate, although some of them are
continuing to work toward their
degrees at summer school. That is the
bad news. What of the others, the vast
Forty-eight men and forty-two
women were the recipients of other
scholarships, many of them multiple
winners. It would be invidious to
pick out individuals, but it is interesting to know that two of our boys
were Rhodes Scholars. One of the girls
won the Governor General's gold
medal. Another of our scholarship
winners has received a Canada Council pre-master's degree scholarship, one
had an exchange scholarship to Germany, another to Japan, and so it has
We sent questionnaires to our winners annd received a 66% return. Like
all good questionnaires ours invited
comments, particularly with regard to
the method by which we select winners. Here are some of the thoughtful
suggestions made:
Winners comment
"A single set of government exams
plus remarks upon school 'citizenship'
generally tend to reflect conformity,
not originality. Some evidence of other
achievements might be considered—
such as poems, art objects, or musical
achievements. It seems grossly unfair
that government exams should receive
so much attention. What about oral
deftness, or ability to express oneself
in the stereotyped, calcified testing
system currently used by the Department of Education? A greater assessment of personality would be useful,
perhaps as the basis of interviews
between alumni members and students."
"In my day at UBC there were too
few other scholarships available for
first year students, especially for out-
of-town students. Money was always
available for subsequent years from
summer earnings. The Vancouver
freshman  if he  could  scrape  up  his
fees, could live with his parents. But
the person who needed financial help
was the out-of-town freshman. Several
high school classmates of mine, who
should have attended university, never
attempted it because of the financial
barrier posed by first year."
"One suggestion: that part of the
award be retained till the year after
first, as further incentive, since awards
are so rare after first year."
Self-help notable
Some interesting facts came to light.
For instance, our scholarship winners
work for their bread and butter as
well as for their scholarships and
bursaries. A very high percentage of
those reporting stated they contributed
appreciably to their expenses by summer work, many that they met all
expenses in this way. Only a few
attempted to do part-time winter
work. Perhaps for the same reason
that they refrained from winter work
a good number took part in no extracurricular campus activities and most
of those who did restricted themselves
to one club or activity only, the club
often being related to their field of
We asked about maritial status, and
learned that Norman MacKenzie
scholarship winners do not plunge
into matrimony unduly early. Of the
graduates, twenty-nine had married,
but only nine of these before receiving
their latest degree. Eighteen reported
children. Only two of the undergraduates had married.
Careers varied
The answer relating to present
occupation shows a wide range of
careers selected. There are four physicians, though only one nurse, seven
teachers, seven housewives, and single
entrants in the ministry, geology, law,
architecture and other professions;
four in the field of business. Thirteen
reported that they were still students.
There, in brief, is the story of our
Alumni scholarships. It looks as if, on
the whole, we have placed our money
on the steeplechasers.
13 David Brock, BA '30
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The Man Who Was
A bald outline of Gleb Goumeniouk's life goes like this:
He was born in 1914 at St. Petersburg, of Ukrainian
Cossack ancestry. At the age of 7 he went with his
parents to Dairen in Manchuria, four years after the
revolution. His education was begun by German
priests at Wei-hai-wei, China, where the entire school
consisted of brilliant Russian refugee children,
of whom Dr. George Volkoff of UBC was one. After
further schooling in Hong Kong, he began his
Freshman year in 1930 at UBC, to which many Russians
had already come via China, Manchuria and Japan.
As David Brock points out, to these the UBC
of that period owed much in scholarship, color,
enthusiasm, and high esteem across the whole continent.
His article picks up Gleb Goumeniouk's life at that point.
to announce the death of Gleb Ivanovitch Goumeniouk,
BASc '35, MASc '36. This was at his own request, for he
had some kind of quarrel with death as a major nuisance
made worse by miserable details. In his final heart attacks
he fought death more fiercely than anything his friends and
doctors had ever seen, but he also snubbed it, and wished to
continue snubbing it after the fight was over. There was
always something dramatic about everything he did. In the
best scientists, including Gleb himself, you will usually find
a poetic quality, since their five wits include the qualities
of imagination and fantasy. And a third wit or intellectual
quality which used to be called "estimation" often makes
them love this world and be grateful for it in a poetic way.
In Gleb, the poetic quality was often dramatic poetry.
Indeed, the day he died was like the closing of some
beautiful play. That morning he had a letter from his
brother in Russia, talking about their youth there, and
after reading it he took down his guitar and played and
sang old Russian songs all day, as a farewell to the world,
and a gallant way of snubbing his enemy once more. He
then put his children to bed with a special goodnight that
was certainly a farewell and then, full of music and
memories, he retired in good order to another world.
He died like a saint, and he lived like one too. But like
so many saints, his modest simplicity made him forget that
he had any value in the eyes of others and any power to
upset them. It never occurred to him that it would be a
far worse shock for his friends to learn of his death by
accident, months afterwards, than to have the shock of
seeing it in the papers. Saints and scientists alike have
strange ways of being egocentric for good reasons instead
of vain ones, and Gleb was scientist and saint at the same
But if the papers had been covered with huge headlines
about him on the front pages, his name would have meant
nothing to most graduates of UBC, apart from his exact
contemporaries and those in the pulp and paper industry.
And this is odd, for in the opinion of myself and several
others he was our most distinguished, able, useful, inspiring, colourful and lovable graduate.
Those are bold words. In two short generations we have
produced dozens of men and women who have reached the
very top of their professions and whose names are known
14 everywhere . . . soldiers, historians, lawyers, statesmen,
doctors, engineers, scientists, and even a poet or two. One
of our poets was called the only man writing grown-up
poetry in Canada. One of our electrical engineers was
called the greatest of his time, and one of our geologists is
called that to-day. We have had men at UBC discovering
the secret of life itself ... on a physical level, anyway! One
could make quite an impressive list of such people, and not
too short a list either. Each person on the list would have
some claim to being our best individual, supposing so
absurd a competition ever took place. It is absurd, because
there is no order of precedence between poets and generals,
geologists and doctors, even though the poets used to
consider themselves the elite, just as the physicists do now.
All the same, I would back Gleb, in spite of the fact that
few of you have ever heard his name. He avoided fame and
success. He scorned specialization, which is a fatal thing to
do. People are afraid of what they cannot classify, and they
hate versatility, and this is truer in colleges than anywhere
else, because subjects are placed in watertight compartments for the purpose of examinations and degrees. Gleb
also scorned money and was a little afraid of it. He told me
he had learned how to be happy without money, but one
day he would have to learn how to be happy with it.
It was so impossible to classify Gleb that he actually
went to prison for it. In his student days he was living off
the country in the Cariboo, and was thus a vagrant, but
he confused the police so much that they charged him with
stealing his own packboard, a thing that is impossible
except in Cop Land. He did a month in Oakalla, and
being Gleb he found this very interesting. But to us the
interesting thing is not so much his enjoyment of those
dreadful surroundings as the obvious fact that he was
really up on a charge of being Gleb. He was guilty of this
at all times. He was an impossible thing to be, yet he
managed it.
Consider: he was an electrical engineer of the most
brilliant and specialized sort, spending his postgraduate
days at Wisconsin in designing electronic equipment
for medical research, and almost straying over into the
field of medicine itself. At the end of his days he was deep
in medicine in an effort to prolong his own life, and he
was on the track of some strange things, including vascular
allergies. Yet he got into electrical engineering mainly
because in his time as a physicist he began to have grave
doubts about the accepted ideas on electromagnetics. Dropping his quest for a PhD to do war work back in Canada,
he began work as a Boeing factory hand at fifty cents an
hour, and was soon designing machine tools . . . and
making unasked-for criticisms of aircraft design. He moved
to Dominion Bridge to design machine tools for antiaircraft guns, and was soon pointing out the defects of the
guns themselves. He could analyze almost anything. Perhaps that is how we can classify him after all: he was an
analyst of everything.
Well, after the war this electrical engineer went to
Powell River as director of research for the pulp mill, of
all things, and he revolutionized the paper industry with
his design of the famous Headbox Number 8. His studies
here in hydrodynamics took him into ultra-high-speed
photography; he had a pretty shrewd idea how the pulp
was behaving but he wanted pictures to prove it, and he
built a shutter for exposures of l/500,000th of a second.
In 1951 he went into business as an industrial research
consultant, and among his clients were other consultants
who would come to him when a problem overcame their
pride ... he was a consultant to consultants, not just in
the pulp and paper industry (though he soon became
famous all over the continent in that field), but also in
medicine, plastics, and machine tool design. It is doubtful
if there was another man in the world who was being
consulted simultaneously about hydrodynamics, paper drying, metallurgy, electronics, high speed photography,
electronics, microscopy, chemistry, medical research, and
much else besides. A great deal of his work was a free
gift to his friends, not for clients. With fifty dollars' worth
of old parts he built for a neighbour a record player
unequalled in the world, using the room itself as the
sound box. Men from New York came out to see it and
shook their heads in disbelief. For a young geological
friend he designed a geophysical instrument that had a
local instrument company wild with excitement and envy.
Children came to him with ham radio problems and their
algebra homework and to talk about their domestic problems too. I once wanted to make a film about him, and
he even agreed to the fatigue and embarrassment of that
supreme humiliation, saying that if the film made a few
friends for him it would be a wonderful thing ... he who
was already working sixteen hours a day for his friends!
They pestered all the strength out of him, and all the time
and money too, but he loved it, and they in turn not only
loved him but were inspired by him, permanently. He
inspired us all, and that is why you cannot call his too-
varied interests a waste of his genius. There was no
flickering in the burning of his steady flame, and no
failure in his success at being Gleb. Five hundred years
ago he would not have got a month in Oakalla for that;
he would have been burnt at the stake.
His greatest genius, so his colleagues and clients tell
me, lay in re-stating a problem that seemed insoluble, so
that the solution then appeared. It is the most valuable
gift in the whole world. A few generals have had it, a
few saints, a few scientists. But not many. Gleb felt that
animals have it, in their simple way. He admired their
family life in which nobody gets hurt, and the ways they
communicate, which we have lost. He could communicate
with animals, and with people too, so that when he told
me of a conversation he had with a leopard I did not
laugh or run away but knew what he meant and believed
My father, who was Dean of Applied Science in Gleb's
time, used to claim that if you had the right kind of broad
engineering training and gave it everything you had, you
could then succeed in any field at all. It was true of Gleb.
But he was hardly a typical engineer. That is why I am
writing about him to-day, and why I miss him to-day.
Seldom have the seeds of education had so rich a soil.
He knew who he was, and what to do about it. He knew
how to be happy. And he knew how to explain it. These
are three of the four or five great questions of all the ages.
Most of us haven't a clue. But if we knew Gleb, we know
a little better than we did. It was UBC's tragedy that she
never hired him to teach such things. But it is a great
honour to her that she can call herself his mother, now
15 Jo-Lynne Hoegg,
Department of Extension
Appetite grows with what it feeds
on. It's nearly four hundred years
since Will Shakespeare made that observation, but the Department of
University Extension finds it just as
true today. Although no prerequisite
of a university degree is required for
entrance into general extension classes, of last year's 3,628 participants
two-thirds had attended university.
Each autumn the Extension Department brings out a calendar offering a winter-long two-semester program of studies in a myriad of areas,
encompassing almost every subject
field from the humanities and social
sciences to business and education.
This year is no exception. The calendar offers such tried and true favourites as modern languages—but even
these are given a new twist—along
with others that have the timeliness of
La Revolution Tranquille in Quebec
and the Use of Computers in Structural
"The demands of this new world
are first of all that we think and
learn," says Robert M. Hutchins,
president of the Centre for the Study
of Democratic Institutions. The Extension Department is doing its part
to meet that demand with a total of
109 courses, "a something for every
alumnus" offering that begins this
September and October. Courses range
from topics as fanciful as Bizarre Beasts
and Curious Creatures to those as serious as the Emergence of Communist
Hours, days of the week and locations of classes vary to enable the
greatest number of people to attend.
Sixteen programs are being held off-
campus—eleven at the downtown
Vancouver Public Library, two at
Kitsilano Library and three on the
North Shore. Five daytime classes are
More than 100 UBC faculty members and 20 resource people from the
community will  lecture and  instruct
in the autumn evening class program.
Let's take a quick runthrough the
The Topic is Women
The myths and realities of woman
in the 20th century will be examined
in a special six-session program
Women Against Myth.
Like the emerging nations, today's
woman is being referred to as an
emerging person, demanding acceptance of the fact that she is a self-
determining and independent individual, not destined for a role that is
biologically and sexually determined.
Because these myths inhibit the development of men as well as women,
the course is designed for both sexes.
And because the topic is often dealt
with superficially, the course proposes
to go beyond the easy cliches into a
deeper examination of the situation.
The four lecturers who are examining it come from as many different
fields. They are Professor William
Nicholls, head of the Department of
Religious Studies; Dr. Elda Linden-
feld, Department of Psychiatry; Dr.
Patricia Merivale, Department of English, and Miss Norma Christie, barrister. Their lecture titles range from
"Archtypes of the feminine in literature" and "Law from myth" to, hopefully, "Getting out from under."
This course will be given downtown, in the Public Library.
In a different vein, the woman who
is pondering the problems and prospects of returning to university—
whether to work for another degree
or to complete unfinished work—can
attend ten daytime counselling seminars on Continuing university education for women.
In this course continuing education
will be discussed in terms of educational opportunities available to the
mature woman, problems of returning
to work, requirements for the professions and other fields, and job opportunities in the community.
16 Public Affairs
There are nine public affairs courses
being offered this autumn, varying
from the international, Newly Independent Countries of Southeast Asia,
to the provincial, La Revolution Tran-
quille in Quebec.
The Changing American South will
be examined in a special downtown
public affairs lecture series at the
Vancouver Public Library. Since the
vast amount of literature dealing with
the South plays such a uniquely important role in the South's image, four
of eight sessions will be devoted to
southern  writing.
Topics will include the historical
and literary aspects of the early plantation economy, the Civil War and
reconstruction period, and an examination of the impact of industrialization and of recent Supreme Court
decisions upon both the South as a
region and upon the Negro civil rights
Lecturers will be Dr. Grady Mc-
Whiney, Department of History, and
Dr. James Hart, Department of English, both of UBC, and Dr. Manfred
Vernon, chairman, Department of
Political Science, University of Western Washington.
Science and Society
The Ocean is one of a series of
programs dealing with new developments in science of great importance
to society which is being offered by
the Extension Department.
It is only in the last 100 years that
the oceans have been studied in a systematic way by a few dedicated oceano-
graphers. Today it is believed that the
ocean is the one unique phenomenon
characterizing this planet.
Ten lectures at the Vancouver Public Library will probe some of the
most exciting elements of this young
science, including communication in
marine mammals, life below the level
to which sunlight penetrates, the im
portance and diversity of ocean plants,
and the intertidal environment.
Language and Learning
Almost one-fifth of the evening program constitutes language courses.
French, Russian, Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Spanish are
all offered this autumn.
Seven of the total eighteen language
classes are French. Last September,
after only one week of registration,
demand was so great that the number
of intensive French conversation classes had to be doubled. This course is
based on the St. Cloud method, making extensive use of audio-visual
materials, and more than 150 adults
completed it last year.
Computers are "in"
In accord with the rapidly expanding use and application of computer
science in business and industry, four
courses relating to computers are
offered: An Introduction to Digital
Computers, Introductory IBM 1401
Programming, Introductory Fortran TV
Programming, and The Use of Computers in Structural Analysis.
Fine Arts too
Fifteen practical and lecture programs in fine arts range from a Sculpture Workshop to lecture series on
Art of the Middle Ages, Indian Art of
the Northwest Coast and The Arts of
Practical courses include Introductory Drawing and Painting, instructed
by Iain Baxter of the Department of
Fine Arts; An Introduction to Figure
Drawing, taught by Bruce Boyd; and
a Painting Workshop, directed by
Donald Jarvis of the Vancouver School
of Art. Eleven pottery courses offer
instruction to the beginner, intermediate and advanced potter.
Credit Courses for Non-Credit
This rather paradoxical title covers
a limited number of University credit
courses open to non-credit students at
a special rate. They provide an opportunity for persons who wish to engage
in longer, more intensive courses than
those normally arranged for non-
credit participants.
These are only a few examples of
evening class programs available this
autumn. A complete calendar of non-
credit courses will be mailed to all
alumni in the Lower Mainland in
In this evening class program the
Extension Department brings continuing higher education to adults in
accordance with the goals and standards of the University. Its object is to
expand the individual's horizons, to
open new vistas of knowledge and to
make the University community of
scholars as useful as possible to total
"Most of all," says one alumnus,
"extension classes have given me the
opportunity to learn about many
things I didn't have time for, or interest in, during my undergraduate
You are invited to share with him
this experience.
17 Joan E. Pedersen, Arts III
Mothers in Academe
summed up my own observations for
me very neatly: "When I first began at
UBC 21 years ago," she said, "there
were no married women in any of my
classes . . . now there are many older
women—and many with children also
at university. . . . We seem to be an
increasing segment of the student population. Surely this must indicate a
significant trend."
I, one of the many "older women,"
had noticed that in all the larger first
and second-year classes the presence of
the "mature student," to use a gentler
term, was increasingly apparent. How
many of us were there? Were our
numbers really on the increase? What
were the motivations, the aspirations
and the particular problems of the
older married women students now at
university beginning their academic
These queries were nothing but
thoughtful curiosity until I was given
an assignment to do a study as a
sociology course requirement. That
assignment supplied the motivation to
make me look for answers to some of
my questions.
First, I loo<ed into the readily available statistics. I found that at this
university the female population has
increased by nearly 2000 in the past five
years (from 30 to 35 per cent of the
total student population). Last term
over 11% of all women students were
married. There were 543 of them,
studying full or part time.
Of these, nearly half (234) were
aged 35 years and over. They were
studying predominantly in education,
in the arts, in social work and in
nursing. Nearly all were mothers of
children ranging in age from infancy
to adulthood. One was the mother of
eight—all still at home! Many were
widowed or divorced. Many more
were grandmothers—and our most
senior lady student of the 1964-65
session was in her seventies, taking a
post-graduation course. She had earned
her degree the year before.
The increasing numbers of women
at university seemed to reflect the
increasing percentage of women employed   in   industry   in   Canada,   and
particularly the increasing percentage
of married women.
In the light of the current interest
in the whole question of continuing
education for married women, I proposed doing a study centering on the
"over 35" group at this university. It
seemed possible that these women
experienced certain unique problems
in attempting to combine traditional
responsibilities as wives and mothers
with their academic pursuits toward
professional careers. I hoped to learn
something of the mature woman student, of her ambitions, her husband's
attitude to her studies, her children,
her peer groups, and in a broad way,
to discover if she tended to relate herself to the much-discussed—many say
ouer-discussed—question of role-change
for the North American woman.
Accordingly, the "questionnaire"
took the form of a mixed series of
first-person statements relating to
these points, and then two generalized
and diversely opposing groups of
statements concerning the role-change
question popularized in Europe by
Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex,
and more recently in North America
by Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. Degrees of agreement or disagreement with these statements would be
18 calculated, cross-checked, scored and
graphed to present a sort of composite
picture of that phenomenon of the
present-day campus—"The Older Married Woman Student." However, my
initial naive enthusiasm was soon to
give way to the hindsight realization of
some of the flaws in the approach.
But, despite the many inadequacies,
the response was overwhelming. More
than 80 per cent of the questioned
were kind enough to reply and the
great majority of these included written comments of some length.
The study included women in
several faculties (although principally in education and the arts);
women who are already professionally
trained, and undergraduate students;
full and part-time students; those with
grown children and those with very
young children; those with husbands
and many who are widowed or divorced; women of varying economic
circumstances; and cutting across these
categories, age differences of more
than thirty-five years. For this reason,
only results based upon the greater
degrees of unanimity should be used
as bases for firm conclusions.
At the risk, then, of being accused
of employing an over-involved method
to document what was perhaps obvious all the time—I may safely report
as follows:
The older woman student is well
adjusted to her life at university. She
finds the faculty and the younger
students friendly and co-operative.
The married student comes to university with the complete agreement of
her husband who may have more or
less education than she.
She places occupational interest and
personal satisfaction in learning well
above possible increased economic advantages which may result. She sees
certain indirect benefits to her children but would not be here without
first making sure of satisfactory arrangements for their care. Her plans
include employment upon graduation
although this may not be an absolute
necessity. But she values her education now as a form of economic insurance if needed in the future.  For
the women without husbands and
those with very young children, however, financial consideration has been
of major importance.
regard her with much admiration;
"They say they would like to be doing
the same thing—but oddly enough,
they do not." Always there is difficulty
in combining home duties with studies
—"Simply not enough hours in the
day!"—but the personal satisfaction,
and most important, the mental stimulation, makes it more than worthwhile.
Yes, she had read "the book" (The
Feminine Mystique) and agrees in
principle, "as who cannot?" but finds
it redundant—"overworking the obvious."
For, of course, she feels that women
should endeavour to become better informed and occupationally equipped.
Smaller families, modem technology
and a longer life span now makes this
both possible and necessary.
The older woman student is aware
of a trend but did not necessarily
think of herself as a part of it in
deciding to come to university. Circumstances, aptitude and opportunity
made it a personal choice for her.
Most noticeable in assessing the
tone of the response was the pervading attitude of moderation. Nowhere
in the replies was there evidence of
the neuroses of hysteria and desperation or of bewilderment, resentment
and rebellion which appeared to characterize so many of the subjects'
responses used to corroborate Betty
Friedan's presentation.
While the women at this university
certainly agree with the spirit of
educational and occupational emancipation for women, they are, with
few exceptions, lacking the flamboyant
militance which galvanized the feminists of an earlier era.
For the most part, they would seem
to believe that enlightenment and
occupational fulfilment are not to be
achieved by abdication from the wife-
mother relationships of our society,
but rather by modifications within
the traditional roles.
Dr. Virginia Senders, co-founder of
the Minnesota Plan for Continuing
Education for Women, in presenting
the opening address at the B. C. Conference for Continuing Education held
in Vancouver last spring put forth
ideas for long-range educational programs geared for women, and especially for mothers. Dr. Senders spoke
of changing life patterns, rather than
of changing roles, "For," she said,
"let us realize that The Family is here
to stay!"
With her dynamic but essentially
realistic approach the married women
students presently attending The University of British Columbia seem to
19 To increase fees or not to increase
fees—that was the question the Board
of Governors had to answer in the
spring. Their decision was to increase.
The Chronicle brought a small but
(we hope) representative group together to discuss that decision.
Stan Evans, chairman of the Chronicle editorial committee, chaired the
panel which consisted of AMS president Byron Hender, Mrs. Joyce Erick-
son, mother of an incoming freshette,
and Penny Jones, Arts IV.
Stan Evans
Joyce Erickson
Penny Jones
Byron Hender
The other side of the coin
Evans: No one likes to pay more than
previously for goods and services. The
understandable initial reaction to the
announcement that UBC fees were
to be increased was one of opposition,
both from students and from a sizeable segment of the general public.
Has there been any lessening in the
opposition as time has passed?
Hender: One of the things that concerns me most is the fact that the
public shows a seeming lack of concern over the recently announced fee
increase. Student opinion is somewhat mixed. Some students show a
complete disinterest while others are
ready to march on Victoria and burn
the parliament buildings. But this is
not really the point with this type of
Erickson: No, the extra money still has
to be found, not only for this year,
but also for future years.
Hender: Another thing, of course, is
that it was fairly clearly indicated in
the "Challenge of Growth" that, the
percentage split of costs remaining
the same, the fees could be expected
to go up. So this has not come as a
complete surprise, although I think a
lot of students kidded themselves
into being surprised.
Erickson: Oh, I don't know. I feel that
there was a lot of publicity in the
press to the effect that they didn't
think the fees would be raised.
Evans: There could be opposition to the
fee increase on two grounds — opposition to the idea of any increase
whatsoever and opposition to the
size of the increase.
Do you think that people have objected
mainly to the idea of there being any
increase rather than to the size of the
Hender: I think that the initial concern
was probably the size of the increase
itself. But I feel the main concern
now to be that of a long-run trend
towards increased fees.
Erickson: It's a matter of principle,
really. I know many families and students are budgeted so tightly that
even a small increase could create
severe hardship.
Evans: Anyone who has been following developments in post-secondary
school education in B.C. and particularly the statements of President
Macdonald, in this area, must have
assumed that university student fees
could not remain at their present
Do you think that the announcement
that fees were to be increased came as
a surprise or were students and others
really guilty of wishful thinking, un-
realistically hoping that a logical step
would not have to be taken?
Hender: Well, I think perhaps in the
circumstances that we are operating
under this year it might have been
a logical step. One can accept the
idea that university operating costs
will increase. That's operating costs
in general. I believe the average
increase across Canada is in the
neighbourhood of 16% a year. Dr.
Macdonald has set out a course that
UBC must follow, that being the
"Challenge of Growth," with respect
to buildings, salaries, etc. Therefore
the thoughtful and informed onlooker should not have been overly
surprised at the increase.
Erickson: Well then, why did the new
calendar maintain the status quo
where fees were concerned?
Evans: 7 share the opinion that the
financing of the current operation of
any of our universities is completely
divorced from the 3 Universities Capital Fund Campaign. I am aware,
however, that many people have associated these two aspects of university
financing. Undoubtedly because of
ihe fee increase announcement some
people made a smaller contribution
than otherwise and others decided to
make no contribution.
Other than with respect to the 3 Universities Capital Fund Campaign,
what was your reaction to the timing
of the fee increase announcement?
Hender: I think the timing of the
announcement itself was very poor,
both with respect to the 3 Universities Capital Fund and the student
body itself. One can appreciate that
there are some rather touchy political
problems involved in the field of edu-
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21 Fee Increases (from p. 21)
cation finance. I am quite certain,
however, that the Administration was
virtually sure of the increase as early
as April. They claim to have held out
some hope for emergency federal aid,
but I feel that this was a long shot
and the Administration must have
realized this. It would appear to me
that the request to the provincial
government was made on the
assumption of the $55 increase. This
seems clear from the figures presented in Dr. Macdonald's press release. The provincial government
grant was cut by some $21,000 yet
student fees have gone up by almost
Erickson: Well, I believe that those
who have to pay the fees, whether
the students or parents, should be
given a longer period of warning,
both for psychological conditioning
and for financial preparation. For
instance, if a family is budgeting for
a given amount plus allowance for
books, transportation and other extras
it comes as rather a shock when
you're suddenly confronted with an
extra and unexpected assessment.
Jones: I think this is very true, and I
think it's even more true for students
and families from out of town. It's
even more difficult for them financially.
Hender: Well, this is where the big
pinch comes, in my view. It's the out-
of-town students. The students in
town are not really hit hard, but the
out-of-town student has a minimum
outlay of $1,000 on top of his fees.
Evans: President Macdonald has reported extensive efforts by himself
and others to obtain more financial
support from the federal government
and that such efforts were unproductive. In fact the federal grant constitutes a reducing percentage of UBC
revenue. Faculty salaries and other
operating costs have increased. He
has reported that the provincial government was asked last fall for an increase of $2,014,000 in operating
grants, from $11,090,000 to $13,104,-
000. The provincial government provided 90% of the increase sought
Faced with these facts, did the Board
of Governors have any alternative to
increasing student fees, and if so,
what was it?
Hender: I think we have to be careful
not to confuse the issue of our criticism of fees with financing. The
Board of Governors must have been
aware of the basis of federal government aid to education and they were
also aware that faculty salaries were
to be increased this year. The budget
request to tne B.C. Government appears to have been made on the basis
of a $55 fee increase. In essence the
province provided almost all of the
funds requested. It is my feeling that
the request to the government should
have been made on the basis of the
1964-65 fee level.
Evans: President Macdonald has reported that with the increases, fees
this year will contribute 25.3% of the
operating expenditures, a percentage
proportion equal to that over the five
years ending in 1963 which was used
to compile the three-year "Challenge
of Growth" financing picture last
Is the proposition that fees should provide a fixed percentage of UBC's
operating expenditure a defensible
one and if so is the traditional percentage of approximately 25%
Hender: I think the arbitrary 25%
figure is unrealistic in that operating
costs are increasing at a far more
rapid rate than are student earnings.
If this ratio is to be maintained, the
gap between earnings and expenses
can only widen. I don't think Dr.
Macdonald accepts the 25% as the
optimum or even as desirable. I think
right now it's probably a matter of
practical necessity. He has stated that
he would like to see tuition either
reduced or eliminated.
Evans: Is it realistic to assume that the
students are going to have their university financed only through their
Hender: My feeling is that the university should not be counting on student tuition as a major source of
revenue. I think that if they want to
charge a $200-$300 tuition fee, that's
fine. But right now tuition is a major
source of university operating revenue and I don't think this is correct, because as the costs continue to
rise (and they are rising at 16% per
year on average) student earnings are
not coming up at anything like this
rate. My feeling is that while the student is going to be making higher
earnings, certainly, as a university
graduate, he is also paying higher income tax. Substantially higher in
many cases. And society itself is benefiting. I don't disagree that the student benefits from the education, but
the society he lives in certainly does
Evans: Dr. Macdonald has stated that a
number of other Canadian universities have announced substantial fee
increases and that the new UBC fees
will be less than the fees at several
other universities and will be below
the Canadian average.
Does your investigation bear out these
statements? Are such comparisons
Hender: The latest information I have
would indicate that UBC's tuition is
higher than the Canadian average in
11 out of 19 faculties and schools, and
in some cases is higher by as much
as $75. As far as Canadian average
figures are concerned, there may be
some justification for comparing tuition at UBC to that of the University of Toronto (even though UBC is
a state university and the U of T is
private) but one can hardly compare
the University of Victoria with 3,000
students and Simon Fraser University with no students at all to the
University of Toronto.
Most universities, I agree, are faced
with some of the same financial problems as UBC. The solution of these
problems, however, varies from one
province to the next. In Alberta, for
example, the Provincial government
pays the entire capital costs of the
buildings and also pays over 60% of
the operating costs of the provincial
universities. This year the B.C. government contributed only 40% to the
operating costs. The fees in Arts at
the University of Alberta are $300,
where our corresponding Arts fees are
$428. So that the provincial contribution directly ties in with the fees.
This is something that is quite evident.
Evans: Dr. Macdonald is quoted as
stating that he does not believe that
any capable and determined student
will be unable to attend university
because of these unavoidable fee increases. He says that the expansion of
financial aid to students makes this
22 Do you agree with Dr. Macdonald?
Jones: I agree with Dr. Macdonald, because I think anyone who is capable,
let alone determined at the same
time, can probably work hard
enough, if not to get a scholarship,
at least get a bursary. And I think
that the loans and student aid available are a good thing, but there are
some students who don't like to
touch anything that has the word
'loan' attached to it.
Erickson: I don't agree with Dr. Macdonald because I don't think determination provides funds. Perhaps
Dr. Macdonald is thinking from the
ivory tower of a man who earns a
substantial income and is used to
thinking of high figures. The family
in a low income bracket looks at it
quite differently. As for the determined student, has Dr. Macdonald
ever investigated how many jobs
there are for girls and what they can
earn in the brief time they are
Hender: I think this is quite a good
point when one considers the average family income is under $5,000
and the probable cost of sending a
child to university is $1,500 - $1,600 -
$1,700. There seems to be a too
heavy reliance on Canada Student
Loans to fill this gap. While the loans
are a benefit to a great many students, they should under no circumstances be considered the final
answer, but rather a temporary aid.
Many students are not as yet willing to
accept a mortgage on such an intangible asset as education. While I
can accept the fact that an individual who has had the benefit of a
higher education can expect to earn
a substantially higher salary, he must
also pay substantially higher income
It's interesting to note the variation in
the average amount of funds borrowed under the Canada Student
Loan Act. In British Columbia it was
$673 while at the University of Alberta, with its considerably lower
fees, it was $442.
It's not the students presently in the
university system that I am concerned about, but rather those who
are not in it. Dr. Macdonald has
stated that the most recent figures he
has seen for Canada indicate that
only one-half of the students graduated from high school with a 70%
average or better go on to university. He further stated that more
than one-half of those students in
university graduated from high
school with an average of less than
70%. So obviously we are missing the
boat in attracting the people we
should be attracting. And I attribute
a large portion of this to the problem of finances.
Evans: I think that's a very valid point.
Erickson: It certainly is. Because every
far-thinking parent hopes that his or
her child will obtain a higher education than the previous generation did.
When you think of the lower income
people, they want their children to
get a higher education, get a higher
income and contribute more to
society. But with their limited finances, sometimes they just can't do it!
Evans: I think the demands of society
have dictated a higher level of education generally.
Erickson: Well, you can't get a good job
now without a university education.
Evans: UBC operating costs can be expected to increase in keeping with
the anticipated higher costs in other
aspects of the economy.
Is it logical to assume that student fees
as a practical source of revenue
should not be increased from time to
Does the Alma Mater Society have a
recommended percentage of the revenue which should be met from student fees?
Hender: The answer to your first question is emphatically 'no.' As to the
second part of the question, does the
Alma Mater Society have a recommended percentage of revenue, 'Yes,
Student fees, as Dr. Macdonald has
stated many times should be 'reduced
or preferably eliminated as a matter
of national interest.' This is the stated
policy of both the Canadian Union
of Students and the Alma Mater
Erickson: You figure that the government is going to benefit in the long
run, therefore they should contribute
to that picture?
Hender: Well, yes. This coupled with
the fact that a student, by going to
university is foregoing probably
$4,000 or $5,000 per year of income
and he's going to be paying considerably higher income tax. So
really, the student is contributing.
It's just that he's not contributing
dollars. Education, if one can draw
such a parallel, is competing with industry, and with everything else to
attract people. It seems to me that
the way to attract people is to keep
the costs down, not to raise them.
And for this reason again I think the
fees should be reduced or eliminated.
Evans: I personally disagree with this.
I don't think anything in life should
be free. Generally I think we have a
better type of student, a better system
of education if there is some type of
financial responsibility upon the student within the means of the student
and his family.
Hender: You're ignoring the fact that
for the out-of-town student it is still
going to cost him $1,000 to come.
Now if you could assume that the
maximum a student would have to
pay to go to university was $400, I
would agree.
Erickson: Anyone appreciates something they have to work for. You
can't have it on a silver platter.
Hender: I don't think you're handing
it on a silver platter. My argument is
that you are foregoing income and
earnings, and you will be paying for
it eventually through higher taxation.
Evans: You can't argue on this basis.
Income tax is established on a basis
that we are all part of society and we
should help pay for our responsibilities within our means.
Hender: I agree, but it's also based on
the level of earnings you make. One
of the reasons that I should be prepared to go out and borrow money
and invest in my future is that I am
going to be making these higher
earnings, but in effect I'm going to be
paying more taxes than anybody else
is, too. I personally feel that fees
should be reduced, but not eliminated. However, the organization
which employs me feels that they
should be eliminated. And Dr. Macdonald says the same thing, that they
should be eliminated. I think this is
an ideal, not a practical ideal, but
they certainly should be reduced.
23 News of the University
Daniells named
The honour of being the first named
to what will always be a very select
company has fallen to Dr. Roy
Daniells. Effective July 1 Dr. Daniells
relinquished his position as head of
the department of English to accept
the appointment of Distinguished Professor.
It is UBC's plan to grant a limited
number of Distinguished Professorships
to outstanding scholars on its faculty.
In Dr. Daniells' case it will mean that
he will be able to devote himself to
his scholarly interests and to be free to
choose his own teaching assignments
within the departments of the University, subject to invitation by department heads.
To quote President Macdonald:
"Since 1948 Dr. Daniells has guided
with distinction the largest department
at UBC through a period of unprecedented and prodigious growth. Last
year there were 125 teachers and 10,400
individual students registered for the
department's offerings.
"Roy Daniells virtually created the
graduate program in English. He has
brought it to a point where it attracts
students not only from all over Canada, but from the United States Britain and other parts of the Commonwealth."
Dr. Daniells' major field is the 17th
Century, and Milton in particular.
Cattle Project
In India
India's sacred cow problem can be
beaten fairly effectively in about ten
years' time. That's the message, or a
part of it, that Dr. J. C. Berry, professor
of animal science in UBC's Faculty of
Agriculture, has brought back from
fourteen months spent in India as a
visiting expert in dairy and livestock
production. Dr. Berry was there on
assignment by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Na
tions when the government of India
requested an expert to recommend
ways to increase the quantity and quality of India's milk supply.
The "sacred cow" religious taboo
means that millions of unproductive
cattle are eating up India's scarce forage. It is happily a problem that is
rapidly being solved by the power of
education, the power of the rupee and
the pressure of expanding population,
says Dr. Berry.
With precious forage saved for the
useful cows it is expected that the
present 250 million cattle population
can be reduced to about 100 million
and yet produce twice as much milk
per capita for twice as many people by
the end of the century. That startling
result will be achieved by an attack
on several fronts, the most important
of which, perhaps, is the program to
evolve one or two new breeds of cattle
in India by introducing the higher producing qualities of Holstein, Ayreshire,
Brown Swiss and others through artificial insemination of native cows.
With the new cow in the pasture the
villager is being taught how to care
for her to get best results.
India's need to increase her food
supply is urgent, Dr. Berry pointed out.
Even if the present intensified family
planning program achieves the best results that can be hoped, the country's
population will have doubled by the
end of the century, meaning 1,000
million people.
"While these large projects (for the
improvement of India's milk supply)
will cost a good deal of money, and
require a certain amount of foreign
aid and advice to implement," Dr.
Berry concludes, "this is still the kind
of foreign aid which will enable the
whole country to pull itself up by its
Golden Jubilee
of UBC classes
Fifty years ago on Thursday, September 30 the infant University of
British Columbia conducted its first
lectures. They were given to 379 registered students, distributed through four
classrooms on the Fairview site.
This year, on Friday October 1, the
noon   ceremony   in   Brock   Hall   will
be held to commemorate that event. As
many as possible of the University's
early faculty and of those students who
formed the 1915 classes have been invited to come as special guests.
In striking contrast to the 1915 opening of the University when there was
no auditorium in which to bring together four hundred people to participate in ceremonies to mark the historic
occasion, the 50th anniversary is able
to bring the University's pioneers together in the students' own building.
While the physical surroundings
have changed, this gathering is likely
to prove only one thing, that the spirit
remains the same, still expressed by
"tuum est."
Home Ec. Head
Professor C. Black
This summer Professor Charlotte
Black, director of the school of home
economics, brought to an end a forty
years' career in that field when she resigned as director of the school.
With the exception of three years as
instructor in home management at the
University of Washington, Miss Black
has worked in British Columbia. She
came to UBC as assistant professor in
1944, rose to head of the department
in 1948, and was the first director when
the department became a school four
years later.
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24 Fellowships Honor
Past Presidents
been honoured by the establishment
in their names of a fellowship program totalling $1,332,000. They are:
the Frank F. Wesbrook Fellowship, in
microbiology or bacteriology: the Leonard S. Klinck Fellowship, in agricultural research, and the Norman MacKenzie Fellowships, to be available in
the fields of international relations, or
Canadian history, political science or
economics, or international law.
These fellowships, the gift of the
H. R. MacMillan Family Fund, mark
also Dr. MacMillan's close personal
contacts with three presidents. With
Dr. Klinck, in fact, the friendship extended back to their student days at
Ontario Agricultural College. It seemed
fitting, in Dr. MacMillan's view, that
these three first presidents of UBC
should be honoured in some way, and
he chose the way of fellowships.
Klinck Lectureship
is established
Four UBC men, all charter members
of the Agricultural Institute of Canada,
received special recognition when the
Institute held its 45th annual convention in June on the University campus.
Dr. Leonard S. Klinck, leader of the
quartet, was most particularly honoured by having a newly-established
lectureship of the Institute named for
him "in recognition of his long and
distinguished service to higher education and the profession of agrology in
As a personal memento Dr. Klinck
was presented with a framed scroll
which named him President Emeritus
and Founding President of the Institute.
The other three founding members
present with Dr. Klinck on the platform were Dr. A. F. Barss, Dr. F. E.
Buck and Dean F. M. Clement. Dean
Blythe Eagles presented the four to the
incumbent president of the Institute
citing the contributions made by each
to the UBC Faculty of Agriculture and
to the profession of agrology.
The Walls came tumbling down
The happiest sight of the 1965 summer — hut demolition.
Inefficient, expensive to maintain and
operate, a No. 1 fire hazard which
never caught fire—the huts have been
a part of the campus scene for twenty
years. This summer a major demolition
took place when 19 of them were razed
in one operation, the first casualties in
a program of orderly destruction. The
chosen 19 were mainly Commerce huts
with a few of the most dilapidated "L"
and psychology huts making up the
rest of the account.
The space left by the psychology
huts will allow for an extension of the
Fraser River parking lot, bringing parking a full block closer to the theatre.
Canadian Buddies for Overseas Students
"When a feller needs a friend," used
to be the caption to a cartoon series,
and it's never more true than when
the overseas student arrives on the
campus of a foreign university.
At UBC the need for a friend has
been met in great measure by the
"buddy" program which International
House inaugurated two years ago.
Under this program the newcomer is
provided with a buddy from the moment of his arrival because months
before a Canadian student had obtained his name from International
House and opened up a correspondence. The local pen pal provided information about the area and campus,
answered any specific questions and
made whatever advance arrangements
might be necessary. He met him on
arrival and accompanied him through
the business of settling into his lodgings and his classes.
Now a student from India who came
to UBC after obtaining his MSc at
the University of Delhi and is going
on to Simon Fraser to complete his
PhD in physics wants to see the program set up there. "I benefited greatly
from it," he says, "and so I would
like other students to have the same
It isn't just the overseas student who
benefits. The Canadian buddy is
equally enthusiastic, as witness Deirdre
Stuckey, a fourth year arts student:
"Until I met Yan Ho So, who is from
Hong Kong, I knew very little about
countries in the Far East." Now she
wants to travel through Japan, Hong
Kong and India as soon as she graduates.
More than 100 UBC students are
already participating in the overseas
student orientation program for the
1965-66 academic year and more will
be welcomed.
25 Student Union Building goes ahead
Architects: Pratt, Lindgren, Snider, Tomced and Associates
The new Student Union Building
plans were presented to the University
Counselling and Placement Association
when it held its 13th annual conference on the UBC campus in June. Mr.
Roger McAfee made the presentation
on behalf of the students, explaining
the plans both architectural and financial, and illustrated his talk with the
model shown in the photograph.
It   is   hoped   to   have   preliminary
drawings prepared in late September
and to start construction of the $4
million building in January. Target
date for occupancy is fifteen to eighteen
months after that time.
With planning on this building now
well advanced the students are looking
into the feasibility of also constructing,
as part of the complex, a 1200-1500
seat theatre with, possibly, a covered
parking area to serve it. Present indications, they say, are that funds may be
available  for  this  further  project.  A
small theatre is included in the plans
for the main SUB building.
The Student Union Building, or
complex, will be erected on the site of
the stadium and the planners hope that
it will not be necessary to demolish
the stadium building until a late stage
in the construction of SUB. The replacement sports stadium is expected
to be ready for use in the fall of 1966.
The Alumni offices will be housed in
the new building.
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26 how many reasons do you have for an extra phone?
Time was when members of a family conducted their affairs on the telephone
quickly and, just as quickly got off. But not
any more. Today, there seems to be so
much to say and by so many.
Perhaps the talkingest people in the
world are the younger set. That's why,
when the lineup starts (as above) it's time
to put in a second line. It's no longer a
luxury— sometimes it's sheer necessity!
Busy families find that one of the best
ways to assure domestic harmony is to add
a "Children's Phone." It can even be listed
that way in the telephone directory and
have a distinct ringing sound of its own
If you're on a party line, maybe it's time
to take the pressure off by switching to a
private line. You'll wonder how you ever
got along without it before.
Count up the reasons you have for an
extra line, then call your B.C. TEL Business
Office for full information today.
And here's a special
cost-saving hint:
Many residential services such as private lines, extensions, bell chimes, and
others, can all be included in the one
installation charge while the telephone
man is at your home.
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27 Academic Centres
named for
former faculty
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick.
This spring the University took steps
to honor three former members of the
faculty. For the new building at the
corner of the Main Mall and University Boulevard, which will house commerce and social sciences, surely no
more fitting name could have been
chosen than that of Dean Emeritus
Henry F. Angus. Dean Angus, who
joined the University as an assistant
professor in 1919, eleven years later
became head of the department which
included commerce, economics, political science, anthropology and sociology. He retired in 1956 and is currently chairman of the Public Utilities
Commission of British Columbia.
The Fine Arts Centre, which now
comprises the Frederic Wood Theatre
Dental Decay
end in sight?
A new school is an ideal place to
start training dentists in restorative
dentistry, "and that, in a sense," says
Dr. Richard Roydhouse, "is why I
came to UBC." Dr. Roydhouse is assistant professor of restorative dentistry
Addent, the new dental material developed by Dr. Roydhouse, is the stuff
that will restore our teeth to their
pristine splendor. Where conventional
methods of filling tooth cavities
weaken the teeth structurally, this new
material, a heavy white paste, requires
a   shallower   cavity   and   braces   and
and the Frederic Lasserre building and
will some day include a building for
the department of music, has been
named for President Emeritus Norman
And the late Dr. Garnett G. Sedgewick's name, which was for a number
of years attached to the Sedgewick
Reading Room (a room which had to
yield place to more pressing needs of
the library), has now been given to the
college library. It became the Sedgewick Library at a simple ceremony one
noon-hour in May and the beloved
professor's picture is once more on
public view.
strengthens the tooth rather than
weakening it.
The great cosmetic attraction of
addent is that it tends to take on the
color of the teeth. Its great practical
attraction is in its promise of preventing tooth decay altogether.
The prospect for the future, Dr.
Roydhouse tells us, is that teeth can
be painted with addent to provide a
protective film over cracks and biting
surfaces. Fluoridation of water supplies can take care of the surfaces between the teeth. Two experiments on
this are now running. In addition,
there are several Vancouver dentists
who are helping Dr. Roydhouse in his
clinical research.
To fully test the wearing qualities of
addent in the mouth will require up
to fifteen years because the great problem is in developing a material resistant to water. "The mouth is more
difficult to develop material for than
outer space."
It took Dr. Roydhouse ten months
to develop this material although researchers had been looking for something of the sort since 1938. The difference for him was that he started from
the premise that it must exist, used the
research of chemists and applied it to
dentistry. If it proves out, then it would
seem that only accident (or the absence of fluoride) will be able to destroy our teeth. The one other requirement is a generation of dentists trained
in its use, and UBC's new school may
help to supply that generation.
York's Vice-Chancellor
speaks at UBC
"One of the greatest strengths of
the University of York has been its
architect—a collaborator, a friend,"
said York's vice-chancellor, Lord James
Rushant in an address to faculty and
graduate students at UBC.
"Academics," Lord James claimed,
"do not yet realize how architecture
determines the nature, the inner philosophy, of a university." What is a university for? is the question which arises
out of the purely architectural discussion. At York the answer in architectural terms includes large lecture
halls, tiny "cells" for tutorials, dormitories, a separate social centre.
There have been many answers given
in words to that question, but the one
to which Lord James Rushant subscribes is: "A university is a place
where young men and women discuss
and attempt to evaluate with their
teachers difficult and sometimes original ideas of considerable generality."
His address described some of the
means by which York hopes to live up
to that definition.
Theatre Scholarship
In the spring Dr. Dorothy Somerset
retired as acting head of the department of theatre; this fall one of her
most cherished projects, graduate
courses in theatre, begin.
As a tangible tribute to Dr. Somerset, in recognition of her outstanding
service to theatre in the province generally and at UBC, the Dorothy Somerset Scholarship Fund has been
established. The objective is a capital
fund of $10,000, the income from
which will provide a scholarship at the
graduate level.
Cheques should be made payable to
The University of British Columbia,
with a footnote "Dorothy Somerset
Scholarship Fund," and mailed to the
Bursar, UBC.
"On the physical side, we wish to
create surroundings which will make
learning possible and attractive. We
believe that this means taking great
care about architecture, and creating
university buildings which are convenient for the work of learning, and con
ducive to it. . . . We believe, too, that
every university has a more general
artistic responsibility to the whole public, to create buildings that set high
standards of beauty and eEciency."
—Professor Denis Smith,
vice-president, Trent University
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29 Alumni Association News
AAG campaign wins
high honour
Among the most prized exhibits in
the Alumni Association office is the
trophy pictured above. The inscription
reads: "Alumni Giving Incentive Award
of American Alumni Council and
United States Steel Foundation."
This trophy, and a cheque for $1,000
from the United States Steel Foundation, is the top award among North
American public universities for improvement in fund raising by alumni.
It is the first time it has come west and
only the second time that it has been
won by a Canadian university.
Photo courtesy American Alumni Council
The 1965 award is based on 1963
giving, in which year UBC donors
increased by 48%, and contributions—
though the campaign slogan was "participation, not amount"—rose from an
average of $14.54 to $23.97.
Mr. R. W. Macdonald was chairman
of the Alumni Annual Giving campaign in 1963, and Mr. Gordon Thorn
its executive director, as he is now.
Said Mr. Macdonald: "It was an
achievement in which all supporters of
AAG can take great pride."
Vancouver Institute brings noted Lecturers
Two past presidents of the Alumni
Association, D. M. Brousson and Paul
Plant, are co-chairmen of the fifty-
year-old Vancouver Institute this year.
Under their leadership an active committee, which includes other alumni,
have spent the spring and summer
months planning the 1965-66 program
of the Institute.
The Vancouver Institute, established
in 1916, has for its object bringing
to Vancouver audiences distinguished
speakers from many fields of activity.
This winter's program includes authorities from the medical world, the scien
tific (in several aspects), and the
political, and topics of lectures are just
as various. A random sampling gives
us "The Academic Surgical Arena,"
"Lasers—what are they?," "Motives for
Learning" and "The Future of Malaysia."
Sixteen lectures have been scheduled,
all for Saturday night, as is traditional
with the Institute, and all at the
The Alumni Association staff is
handling the business details for the
Association history
in preparation
Frances Tucker, who resigned as
editor of the Chronicle two years ago,
is once again working for the alumni.
The job this time is preparing a history
of the Alumni Association, a job for
which it would be hard to find anyone
better qualified than Mrs. Tucker.
The Association celebrates its 50th
anniversary in 1966, and one of the
ways in which the Board of Management plans to mark the milestone is
the preparation of this history. If any
alumnus has old records or pictures,
particularly up to 1940, which would
help Mrs. Tucker in her work, she
would appreciate very much hearing
about them.
Les Barber dies
The editorial committee of the
Chronicle lost a valued member with
the death on August 23 of Leslie E.
Barber, BA'37. Mr. Barber was a former
publisher of The Chilliwack Progress
and since his retirement a few years
ago had lived on Salt Spring Island.
He   leaves   his   wife,   two   married
daughters and a young son.
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30 Class of '20 and guests at Professor and Mrs. Wood's reception. Seated: Mrs. Wood, Judge
A. H. J. Swencisky, Mrs. L. S. Klinck, Prof. Em. F. G. C. Wood, Miss Janet K. Gilley,
Mr. H. I. Andrews, Miss Hester Draper. Standing (front row): Miss Frances Gilley,
Mrs. MacKinnon, Dr. H. L. Keenleyside, Mrs. Keenleyside, Mrs. Wright, Miss Mina
Abernethy, Miss Laura Swencisky, Rev. B. H. Wallace, Mrs. Swencisky, Mr. J. C. Berto,
Mrs. Harold Cutter, Mrs. Rebbeck, Miss Louie Stirk, Mr. J. Waller Rebbeck, Mrs. Mary
Hogan. (Back row): Miss Jean Davidson, Miss Kathleen Coates, Mr. J. H. Weld, Mr. R. I.
Kellie, Mr. E. A. Greenwood, Mrs. Greenwood, Mr. Geo. E. MacKinnon, Miss Patricia Smith.
Dear Editor
She loves us...
I was greatly impressed by the UBC
Alumni Chronicle which you sent me.
The magazine informed me of many of
the traditions of the University of
which I had been unaware and also of
the many new events which, as a student at the University, I had almost
I was especially pleased with the
article "Loggerheads" which dealt
with a controversy in which I had been
greatly interested before leaving the
Strangely enough, that which impressed me most deeply was the layout
of the magazine. It is indeed a pleasure
to read a publication which can be
read from front to back rather than in
the "continued on page you-find-it"
—Nola V. Obee, BA'65
. . . Me loves us not
It didn't take long, did it? You hadn't
even received your degree before the
Alumni Association dropped you that
little letter to welcome you to the club.
And more important, they gave you
a little message about not forgetting the
old Alma Mater when you become
That is just the first tap. From now
on, as an alum of UBC you will be
high on the list whenever it comes to
keeping the old school financially
But, if you're like the majority of
UBC graduates you will do your best
to ignore these requests.
Without attempting to detract from
the occasion of graduation day, we
can't help but recall what could easily
be many students' recollection of UBC.
How about surly traffic cops, snarly
library clerks and huffy registration
And what about bureaucratic bungling like registration line-ups, marks
months after exams and daily traffic
And, of course, exorbitant late registration fees, gouging library fines and
intimidating letters from Sir Ouvry's
In fact, you can probably think of a
dozen times since you first set foot on
the campus that the University's administration has stepped on you. It's
hard to love an institution that seems
to show daily that it doesn't give a
damn for you.
And UBC does that.
Even if you had the occasional inspiring professor, even if new horizons
opened to you here, the contempt of
the official university community towards you could easily be enough to
kill any feeling that could move you
to give.
UBC's big-thinking administration
could, we think, take a few public relations lessons.
—Keith Bradbury, Law I
(Reprinted from the Ubyssey)
Class of '20
holds reunion
The forty-fifth reunion of the Class
of 1920 was a week-end affair last July
and even that didn't allow a minute
too much for all the catching up that
had to be done. Special guests at the
Saturday dinner in the Faculty Club
were Professor Emeritus F. G. C. Wood,
honorary president of the class, and
Mrs. Wood who also entertained at the
cocktail hour before dinner.
There were thirty old friends who
met together on the Saturday evening
and almost the same number who
turned out again on Sunday for a
campus tour. The tour took in, among
other things, the Woodward Bio-Medical Library when Dr. Bill Gibson himself acted as guide, and the Nitobe
Memorial Garden with a Japanese student guide. Following the tour Judge
and Mrs. A. H. J. Swencisky were hosts
to the group in the Graduate Student
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Do you ever wonder what happens
to alumni after they graduate from
L!BC—where they go, what they do,
and what they look like? I do. Last
summer I attended an American
Alumni Council Conference in Atlantic City and took advantage of being
in the East to meet informally at lunch,
dinner, and evening meetings with
grads in Eastern Canada. Our loyal
corps of branch contacts had gone to
work organizing and arranging for
alumni to meet and learn about new
developments at UBC.
I visited Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa,
Guelph, London and Welland on the
way to the conference, and the prairie
cities on the way home. During these
visits I met many old friends and
made many new ones. I found that
enthusiasm and interest remain high,
and the response was most encouraging.
Back at the office I had fun matching up some of the pictures I took on
the trip with old shots from the
Totems of bygone years—so I
proudly present
moving to Arizona to take up permanent residence.
The recent picture shows Mr. Mulhern in his New York apartment
pondering a recollection prompted by
an early Totem yearbook.
John E. Mulhern, BA '16
A member of the very first graduating class of UBC Mr. Mulhern had
been well known in student circles as
president of the Students Council
(succeeding the late Chief Justice
Sherwood Lett), president of the 1916
graduating class, and the first president of the UBC Alumni Asociation.
For many years Mr. Mulhern resided in New York where he worked
for Sterling Drug Incorporated. Recently he retired as treasurer of this
organization, and he and Mrs. Mulhern are presently in the process of
C. J. Connaghan, BA '59, MA '60
Another past AMS president of more
recent vintage Charles Connaghan
worked in the Vancouver area for a
forestry company after graduation,
and then moved east to accept a position with Atlas Steels Company, where
he is now the manager of industrial
relations of the Steel Division.
The old picture shows Chuck in
action as AMS president while the recent shot is one taken in the midst of
an animated discussion about alumni
organization during a recent visit to
the alumni office in Brock Hall.
Mrs. Robert Russell
(nee JoAnne Strutt), BA '51
Mrs. Russell, as pictured in the 1951
Totem, was hard at work on the AMS
Council as secretary. Married, she is
still hard at work and lives in St.
Albert, near Edmonton, where her
husband recently won election to the
local school board. They have three
children, two boys and a girl.
Frank A. McK. Buck, BASc '43,
MASc '44
32 Frank Buck, son of Dr. Frank E.
Buck, professor emeritus of horticulture who landscaped the UBC campus
many years ago, is now in the New
York area.
The old picture shows "Mack" Buck
as he "rips off another of those infamous science jokes," to quote the
1942 Totem, while our up-to-date version was taken at the New York
Alumni Branch luncheon given at
the Hemisphere Club, in the Time-
Life Building, and hosted by Mr.
Wendell Forbes.
Frank is now a chemical engineer
with Shell Oil Company in New York,
and lives in Riverside, Conn.
Art Sager, BA '38
Art Sager, the well known and
popular former alumni director, was
active when on campus in the Letters
Club, Players Club, and soccer. The
early picture was extracted from the
1938 Totem. The recent one shows
Art back in his old chair as Alumni
Director Emeritus studying the trophy
recently won by the Alumni Association for excellence in fund raising.
Art visited the Alumni office recently while on a month's home leave
from his U.N. position in Ethiopia.
He works in Addis Ababa where he is
the chief of the technical assistance
co-ordination unit for the United
Nations, and is responsible for the
liaison between the U.N. headquarters Bureau of Technical Assistance
and the Economic Commission for
in honors bacteriology and zoology, in
the Players Club and in swimming,
Eleanor proceeded to Toronto for MA
and MD degrees. At the present time
she teaches on the Faculty of McGill
University. She is married to Berton
Montgomery Wood, BA '30.
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Dr. A. Eleanor C. Wood, BA '29
(nee Riggs)
Another old friend who joined with
other alumni at the Montreal meeting
was Mrs. Paul (Lorraine Johnston)
Vezeau. Mrs. Vezeau was well known
on campus for her roles in the Players
Club, and the old shot shows her
rehearsing a scene from "Pride and
Prejudice" as Lady Catherine. The
recent picture was taken at the Montreal Alumni Branch meeting. Mrs.
Vezeau was a judge of the Vancouver
and Juvenile Court prior to her
Mrs. Paul Vezeau (nee Lorraine Johnston), BA '40
Maurice M. Soward, BA '47
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Winnipeg alumni gathered at the
home of Gordon Elliott on July 6 and
spent an enjoyable evening looking at
slides of the UBC campus.
After graduation Gordon established
a marketing research company in Vancouver, and recently moved to Winnipeg to become the personnel manager
for Eaton's of Canada Ltd.
Gordon A. Elliott, BCom '55
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Les Brown looked like this in his
role as president of the 1927-28 Students Council. Last summer when he
attended the alumni evening at
HMCS Carleton, Dow Lake, Ottawa,
Les told me that he is now the commissioner general for the Canadian
Government Participation 1967 Exhibition.
In Montreal Dr. Lloyd Hobden, the
Montreal alumni branch contact, arranged a very pleasant alumni dinner
at the Badminton and Squash Club.
The Montgomery Woods were present
on that occasion, and they subsequently visited us in the Alumni office
on the UBC campus.
After a distinguished career at UBC
Maury Soward is now located in
New York where he was recently
appointed director of public relations
for General Cigar Co. of America. The
old picture from the Totem is remarkably similar to the recent pic
taken at the New York alumni Branch
meeting in New York last summer.
Leslie Brown, BA '28
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Gordon Wood Scott, BA '19
A Father of Confederation—a Dutch
paterfamilias? Wrong on both counts! It's
Magistrate Gordon Wood Scott with
Mrs. Scott, doing as the Romans do in
the course of a visit to Holland some
years ago.
Frank P. Levirs, BA, MA'31, MS(Ed.),
has been appointed supervisor of education in Victoria, to succeed Dr. J. F. K.
English. Mr. Levirs, a member of the
Chronicle editorial committee, was previously assistant superintendent of education.
Retiring from the Northern Electric
Company after 42 years of service is
Joseph M. Schell, BA. For the last two
years he was Managing Director of the
Northern Electric Caribbean, Ltd., in
Kingston, Jamaica, but now resides again
in Quebec.
Maurice S. Home, BA, has been
awarded an honorary doctor of laws
degree from Bishop's University. Prof.
Home joined the teaching staff at Bishop's in 1926. He is a graduate of both
UBC and McGill and won the Governor-
General's gold medal in his last year at
He served in the medical corps of the
British Army in the First World War.
Since 1947 he has been professor and
head of the department of physics at
Bishop's University in Lennoxville,
A former director of the Forest Prod
ucts branch of the Dept. of Forestry in
Ottawa, Dr. J. H. Jenkins, BASc, was
recently appointed to the position of Forest Products Advisor. At the recent spring
conference of the Canadian Wood Council he was presented with the Paul Bun-
yan award, an award established by the
Council to honour those men who have
made outstanding contributions towards
the promotion and development of the
use of Canadian wood.
22, 1965 . . . DAVID A. GUTHRIE a native
of Trail, British Columbia, has been named
Works Manager of Ihe Prince Rupert, B.C.
chlorine-caustic soda plant of Hooker Chemicals Limited. The promotion was announced by
Leslie   H.   Schnurstein,   Vice-President.
Mr. Guthrie is now employed as a process
engineer at the Niagara Falls, New York, plant
of Hooker Chemical Corporation, the parent
company. He will assume his new post later
this year and the plant is expected to be in
production in the fall of 1966.
Mr. Guthrie is an alumnus of The University
of British Columbia where he earned BASc and
MASc degrees in engineering. Following graduation, he spent two years in the United Kingdom on an Athlone Fellowship for postgraduate
industrial   training.
Mr. Guthrie joined the Canadian company at
Vancouver in 1957 and was a process engineer
in operations and a chemical engineer in the
engineering department there until 1963 when
he transferred  to Niagara  Falls.
He is a Professional Engineer of the Province
of British Columbia and a member of the
Canadian   Institute  of  Chemistry.
Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie and their son will
move  to  Prince  Rupert in  early   1966.
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Joseph I. Marin, BASc, BA'58, was
honoured by twenty-four of his former
students at a dinner at Pennsylvania
State University, where Prof. Marin
heads the engineering mechanics department. Highlight of the dinner, which
marked Mr. Marin's 60th birthday, was
a presentation of abstracts from the
"Joseph Marin Commemorative Volume"
of technical articles soon to be published
in his honour by the University of Toronto Press. This is a type of recognition
used in European countries and in Mr.
Marin's case was initiated by two of his
former graduate students who are now
professors at the University of Toronto.
Dr. W. Kaye Lamb, BA, MA'30,
LLD'48, has been elected president of
the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Lamb
was head librarian at UBC from 1940
to  1948 and is now dominion archivist
and national librarian in Ottawa. The
Royal Society was formed in 1882 and
its aim is to promote the arts, literature
and science for the best interest of Canada. There are 500 men and women
academics in the society who are elected
on the basis of academic achievement.
Ronald M. Burns, BCom, Manitoba's
deputy provincial treasurer is leaving his
present post to set up an institute of
international governmental relations at
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
The new institute will undertake a continuous study of federal-provincial relations and will be the first such study to
be conducted outside the confines of government since the Rowell-Sirois Royal
Commission 25 years ago.
Dr. John F. K. English, MA, has
been appointed chairman of the Public
Utilities Commission, to succeed Dr.
Henry F. Angus. Dr. English, former
municipal inspector of schools for Victoria, was named assistant deputy minister of education in 1953 and deputy
minister in 1958.
A. Bernard Jackson, BA, has been
named   vice-chairman   of   the   Ontario
Energy Board. In this post he will assist
the chairman in the conduct of hearings
before the Board and preparation of
written decisions, orders, reports and
Robert F. Christy, BA, MA'37, PhD'41
(Berkley) has been elected a member of
the National Academy of Sciences at its
recent meeting in Washington, D.C. Dr.
Christy has made important theoretical
contributions to several fields of physics.
Election to the academy is a distinguished scientific honour and is in recognition
of outstanding achievement in this field.
Dr. Rodney Poisson, BA, MA'39, PhD
(Wash.) will be a visiting professor of
English at Mount Allison University in
Sackville, New Brunswick for the 1965-
66 session.
Paul W. Clement, BSA, heads a new
federal division which brings together
the Consumer, Markets Information,
Cold Storage and Retail Inspection Section into the General Services Division
and Marketing Branch set up by the
Department of Agriculture.
William K.  Gwyer,  BASc,  has  been
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35 elected president of the West Kootenay
Power and Light Company, Trail. He
retains the position of general manager
with the same firm.
Thomas E. Ladner, Q.C, BA, has been
elected a director of Wire Rope Industries of Canada, Ltd. A barrister and
solicitor, Mr. Ladner is a partner in the
firm of Ladner, Downs, Ladner, Locke,
Clark and Lenox and is a director of
several companies.
R.  M.  Porter,
BA '37
Robinson M. Porter, BA, is now the
manager of Kimberley operations for
Cominco. In his new post Mr. Porter
will be the senior official at Kimberley,
where Cominco has mining, concentration, fertilizer, iron and steel operations.
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Archibald O. Morrison, BA, BSW'47,
MSW'58, was elected president of the
B.C. Association of Social Workers last
Dr. John A. McCarter, BA, MA'41,
PhD(Tor.) has been appointed director
of the cancer research laboratory at the
University of Western Ontario, where
he is professor and head of the department of biochemistry.
Mrs. A. D. (Virginia Galloway)
Beirnes, BA, LLB'49 is this year's chairman of the social planning section of
Community Chest and Council for Vancouver. Mrs. Beirnes is a past president
of the Vancouver Council of Women.
H. Frederick Field, BA, BCom, was
one of forty-three British Columbians
honoured for meritorious service in the
St. John Ambulance investiture at Government House in Victoria. Mr. Field
was the Alumni Association treasurer in
Returning to Vancouver after thirteen
years away from home are R. George
Christie, BA, and his family. Dr. Christie
spent the last nine years in Massachusetts and New York, where he received
a diploma in child psychiatry from the
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. For the past five years he has
been director of Crane Hill School, the
Children's Unit of the Marcy State
Hospital, near Utica in upstate New
Lionel A. Cox,
BA '41
Dr. Lionel A. Cox, BA, MA'43, has
been appointed director of research for
MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River,
Ltd., Vancouver. Dr. Cox was formerly
vice-president and director of research
engineering of Personal Products Co.
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36 Douglas C. Watt, BA, moves up to
the position of director of staff services
with the B.C. Telephone Co. Ltd. from
assistant director of personnel. He has
been with the company for eighteen
years, during which time he has held a
variety of positions throughout the organization.
Gordon M. Bell, BASc, has been
appointed senior scientist in the alumina
and chemicals division of Alcoa Research
Laboratories at East St. Louis, Illinois.
Dr. Nora E. Neilson, BSA, MSA'43,
has been designated a Deaconess of the
United Church of Canada, after obtaining a Bachelor of Religious Education
degree at Victoria University, Toronto.
She will be director of Christian Education at Ryerson United Church, Vancouver. Miss Neilson was an assistant
professor of agriculture at UBC before
taking up her studies at Victoria University.
John J. Carson, BA, MA'48, former
B.C. Hydro staff services manager, has
been named chairman of the federal
Civil Service Commission. Mr. Carson
was a member of the Glassco Royal
Commission which urged extensive
changes in the civil service.
Jack C. Carlile, BASc, BCom'46, former director of staff services with the
B.C. Telephone Co. Ltd. has been promoted to the position of assistant vice-
president of finance with the same firm.
Gordon Campbell, BA, formerly director of adult education for the province
of Saskatchewan has been appointed
principal of the first regional college in
Canada, the West Kootenay College, to
be located in Castlegar, B.C. Mr. Campbell had been special consultant to the
West Kootenay college council for over
a year, during which time he prepared
the curriculum of the college. The college will open in 1966.
Leslie E. Carbert, BA, PhD(Colum.)
will be the new planning officer for the
State of California. Dr. Carbert leaves
his executive post with the Pacific Gas
and Electric Co. to take up his new
Willard E. Matheson, BA, BASc'47,
has been appointed director of the newly
established laboratories for nuclear energy research at Richland, Washington for
Douglas Missile and Space Systems.
Wesley H. Janzen, BA, BEd'50 is one
of two Vancouver teachers who went to
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this summer as
part of an 18-member team from Canada
to take part in the assembly of the
World Confederation of Organizations of
the Teaching Profession, held from July
31 to August 7. Representatives from 70
countries participated.
Maurice M. Soward, BA, has been
appointed director of the recently established public relations department of the
General Cigar Co. Inc. Mr. Soward has
provided the company with public rela-
D. B. Young, BSA '47 (L) seen here
with the retiring president, N. D. Hogg,
of the Canadian Council of 4-H Clubs.
tions and publicity services for the last
few years.
David B. Young, BSA, was elected
president of the Canadian Council on
4-H Clubs at a meeting of the Board
of Directors held in Saskatoon last May.
Mr. Young had been a member of the
Council's Executive Committee for six
years, during which time he served as
chairman of a number of important
committees dealing with present and
long-range programming of the 4-H Club
movement in Canada. His father, John
Young, brought the foundation herd of
Ayreshires to UBC in 1929 and was for
more than 20 years manager of the farm
at UBC.
G. H. Cannon, BA, MSc'54, BEd'58,
an   associate  professor  of  education   at
What's In It For Me, They Keep Asking
IT'S A QUESTION which may not be viable (viable . . .
a good IN word this week) as a complete philosophy for
living, but it has its uses, not always entirely crass. For
instance, when people subscribe to and read a newspaper
they quite rightly do so because it provides something for
THEM, each and every one. Until computers start turning
out people, people will continue to differ from each other
in tastes and attitudes in a most disorderly and human
way and The Sun will keep right on being a paper in which
as many as possible find what they want.
37 UBC has been named a visiting professor to the new African country of Tanzania for the coming year. He will spend
the next year in Dar es Salaam lecturing
in physics and education in the Faculty
of Science of University College, a
branch of the University of East Africa.
He was also recently named to an international conference which began work
this summer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to design new programs of study in occupational, technical
and vocational education.
Wendell Forbes, BCom, formerly circulation director for Life magazine has
been appointed manager of special sales
projects. He will be responsible for
Time-Life Reports, the Time Reading
Program, and the International Book
Society. Forbes is currently chairman
of the Board of Directors of Direct Mail
Advertising Association. Elsewhere in the
Chronicle is notice of Mr. Forbes' recent
Ralph E. Houghton, BASc, has been
appointed supervisor of the Pesticide
Plant Unit, Plant Products Division, Canada Department of Agriculture. He has
taken part in provincial-federal pesticide
projects both in agriculture and in forestry and recently worked on a plant
disease program in the West Indies.
Burnaby Central's science department
head, William J. McConnell, BA, BEd'57,
has been appointed a curriculum consultant to the B.C. Department of Education, in which capacity he will work on
text-book revisions, course changes and
curriculum research.
Dr. Colin B. McKay, LLB(N.B.), LLD
(Laval), President of the University of
New Brunswick has been honoured by
Dalhousie University with an honorary
Doctor of Laws degree.
Douglas A. J. Millar, BASc, has been
elevated to full professor in economics
at Carleton University, Ottawa.
Recently elected treasurer of the Canadian Association for Health, Physical
Education and Recreation was J. Reid
Mitchell, BPE, BEd'55 of North Vancouver.
John B. Redford, BA, was recently
appointed Professor and Chairman of
the Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Medical College of
Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.
Associate director of UBC's extension
department, Gordon R. Selman, BA, has
been elected president of the Canadian
Association of Directors of Extension
and Summer Schools.
Douglas J. Bailey, BCom, will be the
new vice-president of Calgary Photo Engraving Co. Ltd., recently purchased by
the Zenith Engraving Co. Ltd. of Van-
Clifford R. Taylor, BA, BSW'51, is
the new director of the Perth County
Children's Aid Society. A fifteen year
veteran of the RCAF he was the senior
social worker for all three armed forces
in Canada before accepting his new position.
Lome C. Bohlman, BASc, has been
appointed manager of the Structural Design Division of the Vancouver office of
Reid, Crowther and Partners, Ltd. Since
his graduation Mr. Bohlman has been
responsible for the structural design and
supervision of many large commercial,
industrial  and institutional buildings.
John K. Cavers, BASc, has been named
managing director of C. P. Clare International, N.V. Tongeren, Belgium. Mr.
Cavers takes over a three-year old operation that now employs 110 people and
sells its Belgian-made products throughout Europe. His early business career
was spent in the power transmission
Bruce Denver, MA, PhD'59, is the
new associate director of the department
of forestry regional laboratory in Winnipeg, where the federal forest pathology
department has been moved. The creation of the federal department of forestry in 1961 is given as the reason for
the move, which will co-ordinate forest
investigational work under one roof.
Ivan J. Carr, BASc, has been appointed manager of the B.C. Telephone Company's Vancouver District No. 2 in the
coastal division. He was previously
manager of the West Kootenay operations.
Dr. Peter F. Stonier, BA, MD'56, has
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recent appointment.
J. Barry Chaster, BArch, MSc'55, is
the new city planner for New Westminster. Urban renewal in the Royal
City will receive his particular attention.
Joseph (Joe) Dudra, BASc, is the designer and supervisor of construction of
a new bridge spanning the Peace River
at Hudson Hope, which has won a top
international award for design. The
bridge, which resembles a necklace of
beads squeezed together on a stretched
elastic string, is the first of its kind in
the world.
Dr. George J. Korinek, BA, MSc'54,
PhD'56, has been appointed manager of
a new rare metals department established
in the United States by CIBA Corp.
Products will be imported from the corporation's parent firm, CIBA, Basle,
Switzerland, where a new plant has been
designed and is now operating, using a
unique chemical process for extracting
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James C. Clavel, BA, has been promoted to product manager in the household products division of Lever Brothers
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Lever Bros, in 1960 as a salesman, becoming merchandising assistant in 1962
and most recently assistant product manager.
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the design marketing of light gauge steel
Howe Lee, BSA, was recently promoted to the rank of major and has
assumed command of 156 Company
RCASC(M) — Vancouver's Militia Service Corps Company. One of his responsibilities will be to merge his company
into the Vancouver Service Battalion as
part of the Defence Department's integration of tri-service program. Major
Lee now heads the department of science
at Edmonds Junior Secondary school in
Garfield W. McMahon, MSc, has been
appointed scientific consultant to the
Maritime Air Command at Halifax. He
has been a scientist at the Defence Research Board's naval research establishment there since 1956.
Henry Forbes Angus, LLD, who recently retired as chairman of the Public
Utilities Commission, is now chairman of
the committee to study redistribution of
provincial electoral ridings.
This year's Upjohn post-graduate study
award has been won by Dr. R. K. Johnston, MD. This award is given to enable
the recipient to engage in post-graduate
work to further his education to the
ultimate benefit of his profession.
John   Gait   Preston,   BASc,   has   been
appointed assistant professor at Boston
University College of Business Administration, Boston, Mass.
Dr. James A. Draper, BA, MSc'62
(Wise.) PhD'64(Wisc), a Canadian Colombo Plan Adviser has had his term in
India extended until May, 1966. His
work is to assist the University of Rajas-
than to set up a department of university extension. UBC and the U. of R.
are linked by a 3-year Colombo Plan
agreement on this project. Dr. Draper's
wife  and  two  little  girls  are  with  him.
John Trevor Matthews, BA, previously
supervisor of programs for Business and
Industry, Department of Extension, UBC,
is now the assistant to the president of
the University of Victoria.
Dorothy M. Courts, BA, has been
awarded a $2,000 fellowship by the
Canadian Federation of University
Dr. R. W. Dickerson, BCom, LLB'61,
newly appointed UBC law school assistant professor has been called to Ottawa as special adviser on taxation in
the Finance Department. His appointment is for fifteen months, during a
period when more than usual tax law
review and revision will be done.
Dr. W. N. Holsworth, BSc, MSc'60,
has been appointed assistant professor
in the department of zoology at the
University of Western Ontario. He has
held various positions in the Canadian
Wildlife  Service  and  has  been  teaching
wildlife management technology at Saskatchewan Technical Institute.
Jean C. Downing, MA, has been appointed Community and Regional Planner with the Regina Office of Izumi,
Arnott, and Sugiyama, Architects. In her
new position she will assist in providing
consulting services for cities, towns and
regions in a broad range of planning
Kenneth J. Travers, BA, MEd'61 is
now an assistant professor of Secondary
and Continuing Education at the University of Illinois, where he received his
PhD in mathematics this summer.
Susan Butt, BA, MA'63, has been
awarded a $4,000 scholarship to continue her studies in research in personality at the University of Chicago where
she is working for her doctorate in
It's been a big year for the Camerons!
Donald Allen Cameron, BA, has received
a British Council Scholarship, and renewal of his IODE Scholarship to complete
his PhD in English literature at University College, University of London. His
wife, Catherine Ann (nee Cahoon), BA,
MA'64 has been awarded a Canada
Council Scholarship to continue her
PhD studies in psychology at Bedford
College, University of London. Elsewhere in the Chronicle there is the announcement of a birth in the Cameron
John F. Townesend, BA, has been
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Carleton University. Since 1963 he has
been employed by the Federal Department of Justice as a Parole Analyst, particularly concerned with evaluating the
rehabilitative prospects of inmates confined in penal institutions in Western
Dr. June M. Whaun, MD, is now a
clinical fellow of the department of
pathology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The news comes to us
from her parents who were at UBC for
the Spring Congregation this year.
Arvid Grants, BA, MA'63, has been
named head of the department of philosophy at Simon Fraser University. Prof.
Grants said the philosophy department
will offer courses in symbolic logic,
various fields of analytical philosophy,
ethics and aesthetics.
Arvey J. Hanowski, BSW, MSW'62,
PhD(MIT) has been appointed supervisor
of alcoholism counselling with the Bureau of Alcoholism of the Saskatchewan
Welfare Department.
James D. White, MSc, an organic
chemist who has worked on the synthesis
of natural products will become an instructor in chemistry at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Joan Brown (nee Haggerty), BA, is
having her first book published this year.
The book, "Please, Miss, Can I Play
God?" is based on her experiences last
year in teaching drama to cockney slum
children, aged seven to eleven. "I had
to write it," she says. "Because of their
social position these children are considered a dead loss, but in fact they
have a real talent and a vast intelligence." Her husband, Phillip Brown, BA,
is at present an understudy in the satirical revue "Beyond the Fringe", now
playing its fourth year in London.
Thomas P. D'Aquino, BA, BA'63,
LLB'65, was chosen historian of the
graduating class of 1965 and addressed
the congregation at the ceremonies on
May 27 and 28.
H. Patrick Glenn, BA, has been awarded a $2,000 McKenzie King Scholarship
and has been accepted by the Harvard
Graduate Law School to continue his
studies in law.
Gerry Kristianson, BA, has accepted
an appointment as assistant professor of
political science at the University of Saskatchewan, commencing this September.
He will be flying back from Australia,
where he has been taking his PhD at
Canberra University.
Among the new appointments to the
Harvard Medical School is Dr. Edmund
Jean Lewis, MD, who is associated with
the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mikkel P. Shau,
BSC '64
Mikkel P. Schau, BSc, has been awarded an INCO Fellowship of $3,000 for
post-graduate work at the University of
British Columbia.
R. C. Hand field,
BSc '65
Robert C. Handfield, BSc, has been
awarded a $4,000 scholarship by Princeton University for graduate work in
Herbert F. (Gus) Shurvell, MSc'62,
PhD'64, writes us from Marseille that
he has just finished his post-doctoral year
there and is returning to Canada at the
end of August to take up an assistant
professorship at Queen's University, in
the department of chemistry. A birth
in the Shurvell family is also noted in
this issue of the Chronicle.
A Vancouver elementary school will
bear the name of George T. Cunningham, HA'63, who died on March 7, of
this year. Vancouver school board announced that when John Norquay annex
is expanded to an elementary school next
year it will be named after Mr. Cunningham.
UBC poultry science student, Michael
C. Deland, BSA, has been awarded a
$3,400 fellowship for graduate study towards his PhD degree at the University
of Connecticut.
Norman A. Johnson, BASc, has been
awarded an annually renewable $3,500
NRC Fellowship as partial assistance in
his acquisition of a master's degree in
applied science at UBC.
John S. Mcintosh, BSc, is the recipient
of the 1965-66 Shell Canada Fellowship
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Caroline P. Andrew, BA, was one of
six students to win the Bank of Nova
Scotia's new bilingual scholarship of
$2,500. She will study history at Laval
University in Quebec.
David G. Nelson, BCom, has been
posted as assistant trade commissioner
for the Department of Trade and Commerce, to Glasgow, Scotland. He takes
over his new post this summer, after concluding an 18-month training course at
Virginia Engman, MA, will be returning to her native Ghana to work as a
town planner after having made a tour
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MR.  and  MRS.  KENNETH  L.  BURKE,  BA'52,
LLB'58, (nee Andree Carroll Legge),
a son, David John on June 6, 1965 in
Ottawa, Ontario.
BA'60, (nee Catherine Ann Cahoon,
BA'60, MA'64), a daughter, Elisabeth
Leslie, on June 15, in London, England.
MR.   and   MRS.   BERT   GRIFFITHS,   BSA'51,
MSC'61 (McGill), (nee Brigitta Balla,
MSA'54), a daughter, Jenna Marie, on
February 17, 1965 in Ottawa, Ontario.
1963, (nee Beverly Bowen), a son,
Robert Warren, May 25, 1965 in
Burlington, Ontario.
mr. and MRS. DAVID e. park, BASc'61,
MBA'64(Stanford), (nee Ann B. Mcleod), a son, Alan David, on March
4,   1965  in  Ralston, Alberta.
dr. and mrs. w. james pololase, BA,
MA, PhD(Ohio State), (nee Elaine
Hadfield, BSP'56), a son, John, March
3,  1965 in Vancouver.
MR.   and   MRS.  RONALD  D.   POUSETTE,   BA-
Sc'57, (nee Patricia A. Croker,
BA'55), a daughter Maryann Margaret, June 16, 1965 in New Westminster.
mr. and mrs. F. Gus Shurvell, MSc'62,
PhD'64, a son, David Richard, on
November 15, 1964 in Orpington,
Kent, England.
ambrose-warner. Peter Thomas Ambrose, BASc'64, to Diana Eileen
Warner, BA'63, June 20, 1965, in
Victoria, B.C.
forbes-irvine. James Wendell Forbes,
BCom'48, to Carolyn Joyce Irvine,
May  1965, in New York.
hillary-cranfield. F. J. Edward Hillary, BA'62, to Barbara H. Cranfield,
in Perth, Australia, May,  1965.
kiuchi-tsutsumi. Takashi (Tachi) Kiuchi, MA'60, to Kyoko Tsutsumi in
Tokyo, Japan, March 8,  1965.
leopkey-phillips. Spencer Dale Leopkey,
to Mary Lou Phillips, BHE'63, July 3,
1965 in North Vancouver.
padmore-hughes. Timothy Charles Pad-
more, BA'65, to Jeanne Hughes, May
7, 1965 in Vancouver.
pettersen-williams. Harold Pettersen,
to I.ynette D. Williams. BA'63, May
14, 1965 in Vancouver.
pink-osyany. David A. Pink, BSc'64, to
Judith Margaret Osyany, May 15, 1965
in Vancouver.
robertson-peterson. Terence Lockwood
Robertson, BA'60, LLB'63, to Sharon
Lynne Peterson, BHE'64, April 1965
in Vancouver.
April 14, 1965. He was in charge of
maintenance and purchasing for the three
sanitoria of Saskatchewan at the time
of his death. He is survived by his wife
and one daughter.
Professor Emeritus Hunter C. Lewis,
BA, MA'28, well known for his lectures
at UBC on 18th century literature, has
died after a long illness. Prof. Lewis had
retired in 1962 after 33 years on the
faculty. Born in Tamsworth, Ontario, he
came to Vancouver and received his BA
from UBC in 1923. He graduated with
first class honours in English and philosophy and went on to get his master
of arts degree in 1928. The next year
he joined the English department as an
assistant professor. Prof. Lewis was a
leader in setting up Totem Park at UBC
after he had made an extensive survey
of totem carvings in B.C. He is survived
by his wife and two brothers.
Mrs. Tarrant D. Guernsey, BA, MA'26,
nee Isabel Macpherson Russell, died August 7, 1965, in Victoria. She was 59.
Educated in Vancouver private schools,
she was 15 when she first attended UBC
(she had matriculated a year earlier),
and achieved a master's degree in French
before her twenty-first birthday. She
married Tarrant Guernsey, BASc'23,
PhD (Columbia), in Africa in 1936.
Mrs. Guernsey's life in the copper belt
of the Rhodesias was dramatically interrupted by war. In April 1941, when she
was returning from a visit to her family
in Vancouver, her ship was torpedoed
by a surface raider. For the next 15
months Isabel Guernsey, of an equable
temperament, fastidious ways, and with
a sense of humour, was a prisoner of
war. After her repatriation to Canada in
June 1942 she wrote articles for the
Province and published a book about her
experiences, Free Trip to Berlin (Macmillan of Canada, 1943). She got back
to Africa in December 1944.
The Guernseys returned in 1961 to
live in Victoria after Dr. Guernsey retired as Consulting Geologist for the
Rhodesias in the Anglo American Corporation of South Africa.
Her husband survives her, also her
brother, Alan M. Russell, Q.C, BA'21,
and sister, Jean Russell. Her other
brother, Hugh McL. Russell, BSA'24,
died in 1958.
Donald F. Farris, BA, a leading figure
in B.C.'s mining and real estate industry
has died at the age of 56. Mr. Farris,
eldest son of Senator J. W. deB. Farris.
was president of four companies, Industrial Ceramics and Metals Ltd., B.C.
Estates Ltd., Krain Copper Ltd., and
Farwel Holdings Ltd., at the time of his
Jack R. Woodward, BASc, was one
of the passengers killed on the CPA
flight which crashed near Prince George
on July 8. He had only recently been
appointed head of the chemical and
metallurgical department of the B.C.
Institute of Technology, and was making
a tour of B.C. to familiarize himself with
the field of metallurgy in this province
at the time of his death. He is survived
by his wife and four children.
A recipient of an honorary doctor of
science degree from UBC Dr. Ray F.
Farquharson, DSc, Professor Emeritus of
the University of Toronto, and chairman
of the Medical Research Council of Canada died suddenly at his home in Ottawa on June 1,  1965.
Robert G. Weber, BASc, was one of
the 52 passengers killed on the CPA
flight which crashed while en route from
Vancouver to Prince George on July 8,
1965. At the time of his death Mr.
Weber was mine manager of Endako
Mines Ltd. He is survived by his wife
and four children, his parents and one
David Balfour Forrest, BASc, died in
Montreal in April of this year at the
age of 32. He had been employed by
CIL in the technical planning department. He is survived by his wife and
three daughters.
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