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Volume 15, No. 4 — Winter, 1961
Frances Tucker, BA'50
Cecil Hacker, BA'33, chairman
Inglis (Bill) Bell, BA'51, BLS(Tor.)
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29
David Brock, BA'30
M. A. Fotheringham, BA'54
W. C. Gibson, BA'33, MSc(McGill),
DPhil(Oxon.), MD,CM(McGill)
John L. Gray, BSA'39
F. P. Levirs, BA'26, MA'31
Eric Nicol, BA'41, MA'48
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association of
the University of British Columbia, Vancouver,
Canada. Business and editorial offices: 252 Brock
Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C. Authorized as
second class mail by the Post Office Department,
Ottawa, and for payment of postage in cash.
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free of charge
to alumni donating to the annual giving programme
and U.B.C. Development Fund. Non-donors may
receive the magazine by paying a subscription of
$3.00 a year.
4 Bill Gibson speaking:
Alumni editorial
5  University ne
10 Thea Koerner Graduate Centre
12 Mabel Lanning retires
14 Feature article:
The Faculty of Medicine
24 Earle Birney
remembers Dal Grauer
25 Alumni Association news
BOARD  OF   GOVERNORS V To join with Alumni Associations of all Canadian
universities in impressing on the federal government
the need to increase its aid to universities very substantially from the present $1.50 per head of provincial
population. Increased federal support is urgently needed
if we are to cope with the wave of students now breaking over our Canadian campuses.
V To join with the U.B.C. department of extension
in providing, in every part of British Columbia, study
groups which will appeal to the adult mind wishing to
carry on the exploration of history, the great authors
and other intellectually stimulating subjects. Too often
these were crowded into the undergraduate years and,
for many, time and relaxing circumstances are only
now available.
»/ To conduct among graduates a study of the needs
of British Columbia in the field of higher education
with a view to presenting our findings to appropriate
bodies for immediate action. The issues to be faced
include an atomized versus a federated system of colleges throughout British Columbia, specialist colleges,
denominational colleges, technological colleges, the failure rate among freshmen, the need for more graduate
studies, more entrance scholarships on a regional basis,
and so on.
M Qik
don Specitein
V To bring to both the Point Grey and Victoria
campuses a constant supply of no - strings - attached
money through alumni annual giving, for the development of quality items in the intellectual life of our
With this issue the Chronicle begins a new stage in
its development. Under the chairmanship of Cecil
Hacker, BA'33, a new editorial board assumes responsibility for the production of this important means of
communication between alumni scattered over a wide
area of the globe. It is one of our hopes, in the board
of management of the Alumni Association, that the
Chronicle may yet be published six times per year, the
better to bring to our members the latest developments
in the perplexing situation in which higher education
finds itself in British Columbia.
The Association is flourishing. In fact, it is almost
too busy as we attempt the following:
V To assist the University both at its Point Grey
and Victoria campuses to get a per student annual grant
from the government of British Columbia comparable
to that given to the University of Alberta by its government. In the present year U.B.C. has received approximately one-third of the University of Alberta grant for
each full-time student enrolled in the winter session. It
seems obvious that standards comparable to Alberta
cannot be maintained by U.B.C. in the face of this
great disparity in financial support.
\/ To hold regional conferences throughout the province to discuss the impact which an integrated system
of higher education can make upon our thinking, our
economy and our lives. Meetings have been held at
Abbotsford, Vernon and Nanaimo and next come the
Kootenays and the North.
V To join with the B.C. Council on Education in
surveying the content of the educational offerings in
this province.
V To interest more graduates of Universities resident in British Columbia in seeking public office, with
a view to materially increasing their number in the
provincial legislature, and meantime to set up an alumni
committee in each electoral riding in British Columbia
for liaison with the sitting members in the field of university needs.
This is a full programme and I would like to hear
from graduates who want to help in any part of it.
Ed. Note: This is the first message in a series to be
contributed by our Alumni Association president. UBYSSEY editorial Monday, November 27, 1961
Dr. MacKenzie is a man who believes that universities exist
for students. He believes that students, therefore, should accept
a large measure of responsibility for their own affairs.
It is largely through his efforts that the student body enjoys
the freedom and responsibility it has today.
And this has not been achieved without opposition both inside and outside the university community.
In his dealings with student officials President MacKenzie
has always exhibited tact, fairness and honesty. He treated the
many delegations that visited his office with a respect that has
always won the admiration of members. He never "talked
down" to his students.
Dr. MacKenzie advocated student responsibility and lived
by that creed himself, even though it must have caused him
many uneasy moments: for he realized that with the freedom
would also come the mistakes and bad judgment that would
at times arouse the wrath of many in the community. He was
always prepared to bear the brunt of the attack, for he realized
that through these mistakes the students gained maturity, understanding and wisdom.
Norman MacKenzie was a president who had faith in his
students. And of his many qualities of greatness it is for this
that students will  remember him most.
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Eighteen    Good     Years
Dr. Norman Archibald MacRae MacKenzie, 67,
president of the University of British Columbia since
1944 and architect of its development into one of the
leading universities of the western world, will retire on
July 1, 1962.
He has been asked by the Board of Governors to
accept appointment as President Emeritus and remain
available for another year to assist the new president
in the period of adjustment following the change of
In announcing his retirement Dr. MacKenzie said it
may be that a younger man will be closer to the experience of the student body and to most of the teaching and research staff. He added that his eighteen years
with the University have been, without exception, good
"I count myself among the most fortunate and privileged of men to have been associated with the University during this stimulating period," he said. "My years
have been busy ones; they have been exciting too. In
those years, I have found deep and lasting satisfaction.
"As you know I feel that the student body is the most
important group in our University community. Our
students, and particularly our veteran students, have
made my own work exciting and at times controversial
but always happy and rewarding. I shall remember
them, for their faces are the faces of friends. For me
they will always be the finest group of young men and
women I have known.
"The faculty are able, distinguished and dedicated.
Without their support, and their willingness to do and
to give their utmost in very difficult and demanding
circumstances, we could not have carried on in those
post-war years—and indeed ever since. To them belongs most of the credit for what we have accomplished
and for the high reputation we have attained."
The Board of Governors, in accepting Dr. Mac-
Kenzie's resignation, placed on record its "profound
sense of gratitude" for the distinguished service he has
rendered to the University and to higher education,
nationally and internationally.
"Only a man of Dr. MacKenzie's great energy could
have made it possible for the University to meet the
emergency problems of the post-war years" the board
citation declared. "We at the University are deeply
grateful for his devotion, his leadership and his triumphant record of accomplishment."
The citation also records Dr. MacKenzie's service to
Canada as a member of the Massey Commission on
Arts, Letters and Science, of the Canada Council and
many other important national bodies. Speak
Dr. Ross New Chancellor
Phyllis Gregory Ross, BA'25,MAfBryn
Mawr),LLD (British Columbia and New
Brunswick), was elected Chancellor of
the University on November 28 by members of Convocation to fill the unexpired term to May, 1963, of the late
Chancellor, A. E. Grauer.
Anne M. Angus, BA'23, also nom-
ii ated by the required seven members of
Convocation, was the other candidate in
the first election for chancellor since the
early days of the University. In an interview with the Ubyssey Mrs. Angus said:
"I believe that an elective office should
be kept elective. Not since Judge F. W.
Howay and Dr. R. E. McKechnie opposed each other in 1916 have U.B.C.
alumni had the opportunity to elect their
Dr. Ross' distinguished career is well
known. It was recorded in the Chronicle,
Winter, 1954, issue after she had been
given the Great Trekker award for that
year. Dorothy G. Taylor, BA'25, wrote
of her then:
"Many years ago, in 1922 more or
less, if my mind had run along its present
channels in the sporting fields of agriculture, I might have said as I looked
over new classmates of Arts '25, 'There's
my candidate for the 1954 Futurity.'
"I would have been looking at a slim,
pretty girl sitting on a bench in the old
Fairview Arts building. She was tall and
straight, and the centre parting in her
smooth, dark hair was in accord with
the serenity of her smile . . . The girl I
had admired on that first day threw herself wholeheartedly into an honours
course in economics and political science
. . . Like many another U.B.C. graduate,
I have followed the career of Phyllis
Gregory Ross with admiration, and a
little secret pride because I spotted a
winner at first sight so long ago.
"A futurity race, or contest, of course,
is one in which an animal is entered at an
early age, to be judged years hence. As
time goes on, the candidate for future
honours is re-entered, each successive
entry being a fresh avowal of the sponsor's faith. The Great Trekker of 1954
would have justified that faith throughout the years—and is a good prospect for
still further honours.
"A quick glance over the life of
Phyllis Ross might give the impression
that she has simply gone from one success to another . . . This, however, is
only partly true, as the beginnings for
her were just as hard as for any other
inexperienced job-hunter. In the early and
hungry thirties young Mrs. Turner [as
she then was, a widow with two children,] spent a great deal of time writing
to government departments and other organizations to which she hoped her qualifications might have some appeal, and it
was  some  time before  she  'got a bite'
from the department in charge of setting
up the new tariff board. She was delighted to find that this was being done
under Mr. Justice Sedgewick, a cousin of
favourite U.B.C. Professor Garnett
"Phyllis joined the new board, on probation, as research assistant, taking her
children to Ottawa.
"... She admits that she looks back
on that period of her life as the one giving her the greatest sense of achievement. The board was new, the work interesting, business associations pleasant,
and, under a chief who refused to discriminate between the sexes, she found
herself, in turn, chief research economist,
economic adviser to the Wartime Prices
and Trade Board, and, in 1941, Oils and
Fats Administrator, climaxing a series of
'firsts' in the field of women employees
of the government. . . .
"Assuredly a life of achievement and
honour lies between Mrs. Frank Mackenzie Ross, Great Trekker of 1954, and
young Phyllis Gregory, undergraduate,
Arts'25. But this latest award is just part
of a pattern that has become the normal
way of life for Phyllis Ross, still my
nominee for Futurity Honours."
Plaunt papers
gift to U.B.C.
Mrs. Dorothy R. Dyde of Edmonton
has recently presented to the University
Library the papers of the late Alan B.
Plaunt. Mr. Plaunt was influential in the
establishment and early development of
the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
and his papers constitute important
source material for the history of Canadian radio broadcasting.
Alan Plaunt (1904-1941) was educated at St. Andrew's College in Aurora,
Ontario; University College, Toronto,
and Christ Church, Oxford. Having become interested in radio through the report of the Aird Commission (1928), he
shared in the founding of the Canadian
Radio League, which worked for the
promotion of public ownership of Canadian radio. When the C.B.C. was established by parliamentary act in 1936,
Mr. Plaunt was appointed as one of its
governors. He remained with the Corporation until his resignation in October
1940; he died a year later, following a
serious illness.
The Plaunt papers cover the period
1932-1940. They contain correspondence
with surh well-known figures as Mackenzie King, C. D. Howe, Vincent Massey,
Dean F. H. Soward will be the first
speaker after the  Christmas  holiday  in
the current Vancouver Institute lecture
series given in the Buchanan building on
Saturday evenings. His annual review is
a popular feature in the series of free
lectures which have been sponsored by
the Vancouver Institute since 1916.
January 6—Dean F. H. Soward,
dean  of  graduate   studies,   U.B.C,
"1961—A   review   of   international
January 13—Dr. A. D. Scott, professor of economics, U.B.C, "River
basins—national pawns or international wealth?"
January 20 — Panel: Mr. Alex
MacDonald, M.L.A., Dr. John Davis, research director, B.C. Electric
Co. Ltd., Miss Margaret Gourley,
department of welfare services, Vancouver. "Unemployment—temporary
stimulus or chronic evil?"
January 27—Professor Anthony
Emery, assistant professor of history, Victoria College. "Surrealism
—buried joke or historical issue?"
February 3—Miss Julia Henderson, director, bureau of social affairs,
United Nations. "Are we our brother's keeper? The United Nations
programme of social development.
February 10—Mr. Walter Gordon, chartered accountant, Toronto,
former Royal Commissioner. "Canada's economic prospects—a Royal
Commission in retrospect."
February 17—To be announced.
February 24—Professor George
Volkoff, head, department of physics, U.B.C, "Nuclear magnetic relaxation" (Songs of an Atomic Nucleus. )
March 3—To be announced.
March 10—Dr. Alvin M. Weinberg, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Scientific organization—its impact on contemporary
March 17—To be announced.
J. W. Dafoe, Brooke Caxton and Lester
Pearson. In addition the papers include
memoranda, publicity material and an
extensive collection of clippings. The
papers are preserved in the Special Collections Division of the University Library.
Mrs. Dyde, the former "Bobby"
Pound, BA'30, is the daughter of the
late A. M. Pound, whose Canadiana collection was given to the Library in the
'30s by Mrs. Dyde and her sisters Marjorie, BA'31, and Isobel. Basil Stuart-
Stubbs, the head of Special Collections,
hopes that other graduates will keep the
Library in mind as a repository for rare
books and British Columbiana, and corporate and personal papers of literary
and historical significance.
(Impressions of a not very venerable grad)
Allan Fotheringham
A not-very-venerable grad's impression
of a Homecoming Saturday afternoon at
".B.C. Stadium:
There seems no defence against progress, youth, etc. Thunderbirds, 1961 version, inescapably a bigger, faster football
team if perhaps not so colourful as the
Dougie Reid, George Puil, Cece Taylor
brands of some years ago . . . but it is
not the husky youths on the field who
make one feel old ... it is the young
cheerleaders . . . incredibly young and
impervious as ever to the autumn blasts
and chills ... in response to their
charms, the student section, ignoring the
gallants on the field, has a yell new to
these ears: "We want a cartwheel . . .
we want a cartwheel . . ."
Sudden impression on looking over
the grads section: the majority are in
the 40-and-over bracket. Where is the
25-to-40 group? ... or is there a time
reached when post-graduation disinterest
in the Homecoming swirl evolves into a
nostalgia-cum-guilt feeling ... a middle-
age return to the educational womb?
Reassuring touchstone with the past:
the sonorous baritone of Luke Moyls on
the p.a. system ... a link between grads
for 16 years.
Sociological, status-symbol, sign-of-the-
times etc. note: Homecoming Queen and
court, instead of marooned on backs of
large, chrome-plated convertibles, sit
cosily in sports cars. Conclusion: a gain
for student rebellion against Detroit; a
loss in elegance for campus queens . . .
second conclusion: it must be difficult to
make an impression on campus with a
Cadillac these days.
Halftime arrives . . . Engineers announce they will present a satire on B.C.
Lions . . . first thought: can Lions be
satirized? . . . doubt it . . . have saturated the market themselves . . . second
thought: isn't there anything more worthwhile to satirize at Homecoming than a
professional football team? . . . not very
funny at any rate . . . Engineers never
noted for subtlety.
Attendance about 5,000 . . . same as
10 years ago . . . since then university
has left Evergreen Conference, in whose
schools grads had little interest, to compete against universities of Alberta and
Saskatchewan . . . seems to have elicited
little more interest from grads ... reluctant conclusion: U.B.C.'s dilemma is
geographical . . . lacks natural rivalries
with other institutions ... in terms of
miles is as isolated as universities of
Alaska and Hawaii . . . how to overcome isolation? . . . left Stadium pondering problem.
Toronto Graduate appointed
Dr. John Barfoot Macdonald has been appointed President of the University by the Board of Governors to succeed President MacKenzie on July
1,  1962.
Dr. Macdonald was born and educated in Toronto, and graduated from
the University of Toronto with a dental degree in 1942. He holds a master's
degree from the University of Illinois which he received in 1948. In 1953
he was awarded a Ph.D. in oral microbiology by Columbia University.
After serving with the Canadian Dental Corps he was in practice in Toronto after the war. He joined the faculty of the University of Toronto in
1951 and became chairman of the division of dental research. In 1956 he
went to Harvard University as professor of oral microbiology in the dental
faculty and headed the Forsyth Dental Infirmary there.
Dr. Macdonald visited the campus in 1956 to make a report on dental
education and the need for a dental faculty at U.B.C. He returned this year
to bring his report up to date. Considered a model of its kind, it was published this fall.
U.B.C. Athletic Director
Bus Phillips
Frank Gnup's "Thunderbirds" revenged
two stunning defeats of last season by
tying Alberta "Golden Bears" in the first
game this fall, and at Homecoming, before a magnificent crowd of students and
alumni, managed to defeat the Alberta
team 13-6 in one of the best football
games ever played in U.B.C. Stadium.
The 'Birds, having defeated Saskatchewan 35-22 in Saskatoon, clinched the
Hardy trophy, and won a chance to play
in the annual Churchill cup game, the
details of which have yet to be finalized.
At the annual meeting of the Western
Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union,
which was held in May at Edmonton, the
University of Manitoba informed the
Union that it was unable to meet the
conditions of membership for full participation in championship competition.
This decision has had the effect of placing their competition in the men's programme on an exhibition basis only, until such time as they find it possible to
enter a full programme of activities, including football.
It is possible that new and growing
Calgary branch of the University of Alberta will apply for membership in the
Union, as soon as their athletic facilities
are completed. They expect to field a
football team in 1962, with an exhibition
schedule, and by 1963 will probably be
ready to take on all three Conference
In the conference meet at Saskatoon
in October, U.B.C. men's and women's
tennis teams carried away the trophies,
and men's golf team won the champion-
shin by 24 strokes.
Big Year Ahead in Sports
January 19 and 20th—The Harlem
Globetrotters return to the Campus,
bringing with them a host of entertainers, including Cab Calloway and his
band. Amateur basketball benefits, when
U.B.C. and the Vancouver Basketball
Commission share the receipts.
February 1st—The University of Alaska
Basketball team will play an exhibition
game at U.B.C. against the "Thunderbirds." This is the beginning of a home
and home series, which will see the
'Birds travel to Fairbanks in 1963.
February 7th—Basketball—The University team will host the National Basketball team of Peru in an exhibition game
in the Memorial Gym.
February 16 and 17th—Ice Hockey—
University of Saskatchewan "Huskies"
play    two    games—one    at    Kerrisdale
Arena and the other at Chilliwack.
February 23 and 24th—Swimming—The
W.C.I.A.U.    Championships    at    Percy
Norman Pool.  Alberta is the defending
March 3rd—Gymnastics—The Pacific
Northwest College Meet will be held in
the Memorial Gymnasium. Top gymnasts from U.B.C, University of Washington and Washington State University
will participate.
March 22nd—Rugby—The B.C. Rugby
Union has arranged a series of matches
for the New Zealand Universities team,
and U.B.C. will play a Thursday noon
game in Varsity Stadium.
March 29 and 31st—Rugby—The University of California will attempt to
wrest the World Cup away from the
"Thunderbirds" in the final two games
tr be played in Vancouver. Faculty of Graduate Studies affiliate
Dr. John A. Jacobs
Establishment of an Institute of Earth
Sciences at the University of British Columbia was announced by U.B.C.'s president, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie.
Dr. John A. Jacobs, professor of geophysics at U.B.C, has been appointed
director of the Institute which will be
affiliated with the faculty of graduate
The Institute presently has 15 graduate students doing advanced work in the
field of geophysics. In the past four years
more than $200,000 has been received
by the University for work in this field.
Grants have been received from the
Canadian Exploration Company, the National Research Council, the Defence Research Board, the Geological Survey of
Canada,  the American  Petroleum  Insti
tute, the U.S. Office of Naval Research,
the Petroleum Research Fund and the
California Research Corporation.
Dr. Jacobs said the Institute is presently carrying out work in the fields of geomagnetism, which is the study of the
earth's magnetic field; nuclear geology,
or the determination of the age of rocks
and problems relating to the origin of
ore bodies; seismology, which is the
study of the detection and prediction of
earthquakes; and glaciology.
In the latter field teams of U.B.C.
scientists have visited the Athabaska
glacier on a number of occasions to determine its age and movement.
In the future, work in all these fields
will be extended, Dr. Jacobs said.
Dr. Jacobs has been professor of geo
physics at U.B.C. since 1957. Born in
England, he was educated at the Univer-
s:ty of London which awarded him the
degrees of bachelor and master of arts
and doctor of philosophy.
For his contributions to geophysics
the University of London this year awarded him the degree of doctor of science.
Before coming to U.B.C. Dr. Jacobs
lectured at the University of London and
the University of Toronto. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and has published more than 50
papers on geophysics.
Last summer Dr. Jacobs was invited to
give two papers at an International Symposium on Cosmic Rays and the Earth
Storm held at Kyoto, Japan.
Animal fertility
research at U.B.C.
University of British Columbia scientists have begun a long-term research
project to discover what substances in
certain B.C. plants and trees possess anti-
fertility properties for animals.
Dr. Warren Kitts, who heads the project, has received a grant of $6,200 from
the Population Council Inc., of New
York, a non-profit organization founded
in 1952 to encourage research and education concerning the relation of the
world's population to its material and
cultural resources. The Council distributed $681,000 in grants in 1958 and
receives its funds from a number of
sources including the Ford and Rockefeller   Foundations.
The problem which Dr. Kitts will investigate has troubled B.C. cattlemen for
some time but no reliable statistics exist
to indicate the number of cases in any
one year.
All that is known is this: if browsing
female cattle eat such things  as yellow
pine needles, or certain forage crops, the
result is an interference with conception
or, if conception does take place, the
animals may abort.
Dr. Kitts, who is an associate professor of animal husbandry in the Faculty
of Agriculture at U.B.C., has been engaged in other research problems over a
period of four years that have resulted
in the development of techniques for
extracting the chemicals from native B.C.
"Our problem now is to fractionate or
separate the substances and then describe
them fully," Dr. Kitts said. Two methods
are being used by the scientists to trace
the effect of the chemicals.
In the first method radioactive isotopes
are injected into experimental animals to
trace the action of the chemicals on the
theory that they may affect the thyroid
gland. If the thyroid fails to function
normally, the result could be an interference with conception, the natural
growth of the foetus, or abortion.
The second method being used is the
microscopic study of tissue taken from
the reproductive organs of female animals to see if the tissue is altered in
any way by the chemicals.
Lectures in England on
Microwave Electronics
Dr. George Walker, MA(Glasgow).
PhD (London), research professor in the
department of electrical engineering at
the University of British Columbia, has
been in England as visiting professor to
four British universities under a scheme
sponsored by the British Council.
Dr. Walker gave lectures at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, London
and Sheffield on research work in the
field of microwave electronics which is
being carried out at U.B.C. by a group
under th    direction of Dr. Walker.
While in England Dr. Walker read
papers at the International convention
on Microwave Techniques in London
September 6 and at a symposium on
millimeter wave generation sponsored
by the British Admiralty on September
18 in Sheffield.
Dr. Walker also visited government
departments and industrial establishments while  abroad.
8 New Publications Centre
University now publishes
two quarterlies
In August 1961 U.B.C. set up a Publications Centre in the Auditorium mainly
as the editorial and subscription offices
for U.B.C.'s two quarterly journals, Canadian Literature and Pacific Affairs. In
addition, however, the centre will handle
the publishing of certain other books
published under the auspices of the University. At the present time the bulk of
the titles making up the list handled by
the centre are those taken over from the
former Institute of Pacific Relations in
New York. Its research and publication
programme over the past 35 years concentrated on the political, economic and
social problems of the countries of Asia
and the Pacific. Some of the important
studies are now available through the
U.B.C. book store.
Two Quarterlies
Of the two quarterlies handled by the
Publications Centre, Canadian Literature
is familiar to the readers of the Chronicle (see Autumn, 1961, number, p. 19).
Now in its third year, the journal was
founded by the University in 1959 and
has become well known as the leading
journal devoted to the critical, historical
and biographical analysis of literature in
Canada and each issue reviews new Canadian books.
The other quarterly published by the
University is the internationally known
journal, Pacific Affairs. Now in its thirty-
fourth year, Pacific Affairs was taken
over by the University in 1961. Its field
is mainly contemporary economic, political, social and diplomatic problems of
eastern and southern Asia, the south Pacific and the relations of North America
with Asian countries. In the first issue
published at U.B.C. (Spring 1961), President MacKenzie wrote: "This quarterly
during thirty-three years of its existence
has become the best of its kind in the
English language. It has provided outstanding service to scholars as well as to
government and private citizens in providing information on countries bordering on the Pacific or having interests
therein ... it will, I am sure, not only
add to the prestige of the University of
British Columbia and to Canada but will
also provide an appropriate agency to
keep together those persons and organizations in many countries who are interested in the affairs of Asia and of the
Recent articles include: Peking in
world politics by Howard L. Boorman;
South Viet-Nam: lavish aid, limited progress by Milton C Taylor; The role of
government corporations in the Philippines by R. C. Milne; Organized interests in Japan and their influence on poli
tical parties by Frank C. Langdon; Some
problems of Shang culture and institutions by Ping-ti Ho; Indonesia's eight-
year development plan by Guy J. Pauk-
er; Some crucial issues in Thailand's economic development by Eliezer B. Ayal;
The Sino-Burmese boundary treaty by
Daphne E. Whittam; Some lessons of
Japan's economic development by M.
Bronfenbrenner; India's planning and
foreign aid by Daniel L. Spencer.
Pacific Relations Books
Among the books are two important
forthcoming studies. Indonesian Economics: The Concept of Dualism in Theory
and Policy, to be published in January,
is a symposium of thirteen articles by
prominent Dutch scholars, analyzing and
challenging the concept of "economic
dualism" as developed by the late
Dutch scholar, J. H. Boeke, in his works
on Indonesian economy. It will be of interest and value to those concerned with
the economic problems of the developing
countries of the non-Western world.
Agenda for International Training, the
proceedings of the seminar held at the
United Nations Regional Training Centre here in August 1960 will be published
early in 1962. It is edited by Albert Lepawsky, former director of the centre and
now professor of political science at the
University of California, Berkeley.
Recent studies include Le Viet Minh
by Bernard B. Fall, a study in French
of the origins and events leading to the
formation of a Communist regime in
North Vietnam after the withdrawal of
French forces. It is by a scholar who
was in a position to make on-the-spot
observations and collection of materials.
Thought Reform of the Chinese Intellectuals, by Theodore E. H. Chen, is
the first detailed study of the Communist programme of "idealogical remoulding" and the treatment of intellectuals in
Communist China. It is based on careful
examination of the indoctrination programmes, the confessions and numerous
reports on intellectuals published in
Communist China. The author is professor and head of the department of Asian
studies at the University of Southern
The Governance of Modern Burma.
by the late J. S. Furnivall, is a most illuminating analysis by the well-known
British scholar, long adviser to the government of Burma, of the political and
governmental developments in this new
nation of Asia.
For further information on any of
these publications or a book-list, write
to the Publications Centre, Auditorium
306, at the University.
Researchers begin
U.S.-Sponsored Study
Two scientists in the department of
biochemistry at the University of British
Columbia have begun a long-term research project supported by a grant of
$74,461 from the public health service
of the Department of Health, Education,
and Welfare of the United States government.
They are Dr. Gordon Tener and John
Vizsolyi, who were both members of the
world famous group at the B.C. Research
Council headed by Dr. Har Gobind
Khorana, who revealed in 1959 that
Coenzyme A had been produced synthetically in the Council's laboratories at
Dr. Khorana left the Council in September, 1960, to become a director of the
Institute for Enzyme Research at the
University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Tener, who joined the U.B.C. biochemistry department in April, 1960,
plans to add a third person, a postdoctoral research student, to his current
team, which will study the biochemistry
of nucleic acids, the basic genetic
material for all living things.
Every living cell contains a fixed
amount of nucleic acid, Dr. Tener explains. The nucleic acid is made up of
nucleotides which are strung out like
beads on a string.
The sequence of nucleotides is actually
a code which determines the form of
life which will result from the lowest to
the highest. In man, an additional function of the nucleotide sequence is the
determination of such things as the color
of hair and eyes.
Certain nucleotide sequences are common to all individuals, Dr. Tener says,
but the lack of specific sequences is
thought to produce various diseases such
as certain types of anemia and mental
deficiencies. Another sequence undoubtedly endows an individual with the qualities of genius.
Dr. Tener and his associates will attempt to discover exactly what sequences
are necessary to produce various individual characteristics. "Our first project," he says, "will be to develop techniques for removing the nucleotides, one
by one, from the nucleic acid chain."
Then will begin the process of identifying and analysing them and finally attempts will be made to correlate the
sequences of nucleotides with genetic
Since there are known to be about
20,000 nucleotides in any one nucleic
acid chain, Dr. Tener expects that even
the initial phases of the project will
occupy him for some years to come.
The work being carried out by the
research team falls into the category of
basic research which means that no immediate practical results are expected
aside from the expansion of knowledge.
However, geneticists and cancer researchers will be watching the experiments
closely since the results may give clues
to work being done in their fields. THEA
THEA   KOERNER   GRADUATE   CENTRE,   officially   Opened
May 24, has won the Massey gold medal for the outstanding piece of architecture completed in Canada
during the past three years.
The Massey medals for architecture are awarded
every three years by the Massey Foundation established
by the Right Hon. Vincent Massey, a former governor-
general. The first awards were made in 1950. A total
of 315 projects were entered in this year's contest from
which 100 were selected for consideration. Judges were
Pietro Belluschi, dean of architecture at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, John Bland, director of the
school of architecture at McGill university, and Peter
Thornton, Vancouver architect.
Built as a meeting place for full-time graduate students registered in the rapidly growing faculty of graduate studies, the graduate centre was made possible by
a gift of $400,000 to the U.B.C. Development Fund
through the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation and is
a memorial to Dr. Koerner's wife who died in 1959.
10 "Il is both desirable and essential that these young men
and wot net t who will provide leadership in the sciences,
industry, government, teaching and research, should
have facilities where they can meet and exchange ideas."
—President MacKenzie
The centre is located in a wooded area to the west
of the Faculty Club. The main approach is from the
south through a tiled plaza with a pool and a fountain
sculpture by Jack Harman. The slab of the plaza extends through the building and allows the beautiful
view to the north to be enjoyed from every point. It
also serves to separate the upper storeys, for formal
functions and quieter pursuits, from the lower recreation areas.
The structure reaches out into the surrounding landscape with walls, screens, terraces and massive planting
boxes, to provide various outdoor areas, wind screened
covered places for rainy days, tiled formal courts, and
intimate gardens.
Unity with inexpensive materials was achieved by
using only concrete and wood on the exterior. The
bushhammered massive concrete areas at the bases are
contrasted with rough cedar sun louvres and fascias.
The interior surfaces feature native hemlock panelling and plaster. The use of wood in the ceilings of the
main rooms has  added  an atmosphere  of quiet  and
tranquillity. Besides a large lounge, a dining room and
a library on the floor above the entrance, there are
committee rooms and offices and on the lower floor of
the building a cafeteria, which can also be used for
moving picture projection, opens out onto a terrace and
a small enclosed garden.
The penthouse and some parts of the lower floor are
occupied by Dr. Koerner and his staff.
The architects for the Thea Koerner graduate centre
were Thompson, Berwick & Pratt, who have been the
university architects since 1912. C. E. (Ned) Pratt was
the partner in charge and associated with him was Peter
Kaffka. Zoltan Kiss, BArch'51, was the project architect.
Mr. Pratt received the award at a ceremony at the
National Gallery in Ottawa on November 2. His firm
was also awarded one of the 19 silver medals for the
Commons Block in the new residence development on
Marine Drive. The medals were presented by His Excellency, Major-General George Vanier, the governor-
Lounge. Painting on end wall is
bv Joe Plaskett. BA'39
Dining room
Danish furniture is used
throughout the centre
1 1 A Modern Joust
Once upon a time, about eleven years
ago, a battle-scarred veteran made his
very first foray in two years at the University into the forbidding stone library
and with studied bravado passed his loan
slips to a little brown lady. She scurried
into the stacks and returned with seven of
the ten books and apologized for not having found the three others. "That's all
right," quoth he, "I only wanted to
sample each of them anyway." Shocked
by his cavalier attitude, she drew a verbal sword; forgetting the knightly code,
he then drew one too. Across the counter
they battled until magic words sent him
reeling, paralysed: "You don't want an
education! You want ice cream—you
don't have to work at eating that."
Though the little brown lady probably
does not remember the incident—for she
has no doubt had many such battles—
she had tossed the man a challenge, the
most potent he was to have in seven
At that moment, however, she was
transformed by her own outburst; he was
bewildered by the truth of it. In a trice
they recognised honesty, one in the other,
and although they did not marry, they
lived happily as good friends ever after.
"i suppose you're the best known woman in the province," said a U.B.C. student conductor to Mabel Lanning, as we boarded an old No. 15 street car back in
the depression days. Since 1926 Mabel Lanning has
served nearly 100,000 students from the central loan
desk in the Library.
Does this figure surprise you? Remember that besides the students in the winter session there are the
summer sessions for education and for the fine arts,
extra-curricular and night classes, and extra-mural
readers. They all borrow books and until the last year
or so they all came to the central loan desk.
Mabel Lanning's connection with U.B.C. stretches
back 47 years to 1914 when she entered as a student
from Columbia (Methodist) College in New Westminster. After graduating in 1917 she returned to Victoria,
her birthplace, to attend the Provincial Normal School
and then began her teaching career in Cowichan Station where, characteristically, she made life-long friends.
Nevertheless I doubt if Mrs. Harry Edgett of the Vancouver Public Library had much difficulty in persuading Mabel to forsake teaching for librarianship. It was
at the University of Washington Library School from
which we graduated in 1926 that I first met Mabel and
Roland Lanning, her brother. They returned to Vancouver to join the U.B.C. staff that fall when Mabel
replaced Gwyn Lewis, Arts'21, who went to the Vancouver Public Library and Roland took over the Periodicals from Alice Scott who resigned to marry Professor George Spencer of the department of zoology.
One professional task which she has supervised for
many years is the annual inventory of the library collection. In her last report on the work of her division
12 Miss Lanning
Head, circulation division, Library
at her familiar post. Equally familiar
is unconscious gesture of smoothing liair
she spoke modestly but with evident pride on the satisfaction of completing the inventory and of being able
to report definitely to inquirers on every book. Very
few libraries of our size know the state of their collections as accurately as we do, thanks to Mabel Lan-
ning's regular inventories.
During her professional career the University has
grown from a small institution of three faculties and
1,984 students to ten faculties and 18,477 students,
and the library collection from 60,000 volumes to something over half a million. Just as a photograph of the
Library has symbolized the University to the public, so
the name Mabel Lanning has been synonymous with the
Library to students. She it is for whom they always
look when they revisit the campus. The graduating
class of '54 paid their tribute by electing her their
honorary vice-president.
Known to generations of students over the loan desk,
she has served them devotedly. Nothing was ever too
much trouble to help a student in distress. Running
up and down five flights of stairs because, by some
sixth sense, she could locate a misplaced book needed
by a freshman when no one else could, she has never
spared herself hard physical labour. For it is a matter
of pride with her that the inquirer obtains the book he
requests as soon as it is humanly possible. Although
sometimes seemingly severe—or so the students who
lost their books or returned them late might think—
in reality no one has a softer heart. For many years it
was Miss Lanning who gave up her Easter weekend to
keep the Library open in order that students might have
a quiet place to study before the final exams.
Like the students, former members of the library
staff make a point of seeing her whenever they visit
the campus. To an unusual degree she has inspired personal loyalty from her assistants, many of whom have
since achieved academic distinction. Dr. Harold Gib-
bard (Arts'32), her first student page, and now head
of the department of sociology at an eastern American
university, always pays his respects when he returns to
Vancouver. Ex-library staff members scattered throughout the world retain their link with U.B.C. by corresponding with Miss Lanning whose letters with charm,
humour and a deft turn of phrase, give all the news
one longs for but so seldom receives in today's hasty
scrawls. As an added pleasure, she writes not only a
legible but an attractive hand.
Mab, as she is affectionately known to her family and
friends, has introduced me to many authors who write
with style but whose works never have been, nor will
be, on a best seller list. They are frequently low keyed,
but with a gentle humour which is pleasant after the
violence or slackness of today. Other interests are the
Audubon tours, the Symphony, the Friends of Chamber
Music and B.C. Indian design and artifacts. Knowing
her interest, the library staff at a tea in her honour on
October 31 gave her a silver brooch and bracelet designed by Bill Reid, grandson of one of the most talented Haida carvers, and famous for his jewelry using
Haida motifs. A parchment scroll accompanied the gift,
giving the Indian legend on which the design was based,
recorded by Mrs. Audrey Hawthorn, and lettered by
Helen Allan, Arts'57.
Mabel Lanning retired officially on October 31, but
she may be back next spring on a less arduous schedule.
13 Staff  of  A esculapius.
Symbol for Medicine on
Lionel Thomas' mural, Brock Hall.
Dean McCreary
Premier Bennett
President MacKenzie
14 Research
Undergraduate Medical Education
Medical Care-Where are we going?
U.B.C. Plans Today for Tomorrow's Needs
the first three permanent buildings for the Faculty
of Medicine on the Point Grey campus were officially
opened by Premier W. A. C. Bennett on Friday, October 27, 1961, the day after Fall Congregation.
To celebrate the occasion the University had conferred honorary degrees on the first dean of the Faculty
of Medicine, Dr. Myron Weaver, and on Dr. G. F.
Amyot, the provincial deputy minister of health. Dr.
Weaver was dean from 1949 to 1956; thanks to his
quiet, intelligent policy-making the medical school was
set up on sound foundations. Dr. Amyot, who retires
this year, has been deputy minister of health since
Block A, Block B and Block C, Basic Medical
Sciences, the buildings just completed, stand apparently
haphazard and back to front in the field across University Boulevard from the War Memorial Gymnasium.
They are in fact carefully located to fit in with the projected Health Sciences Centre, a complex of medical
buildings including a University hospital which will extend in a southerly direction.
These are the buildings that outstanding consultants
in medical education, called in to advise the University
before the school of medicine was started, unanimously
said should be built, together with a University hospital, before teaching began. Because of lack of funds
and the overwhelming pressure to start medical teach
ing the permanent building programme had to be deferred.
Now, with the first great step in providing permanent buildings taken, the generosity of Mr. and Mrs.
P. A. Woodward has made possible the next step. A
gift of $250,000 to the University of British Columbia
from Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Woodward's Foundation was
announced this fall by President N. A. M. MacKenzie.
The gift will be used to provide for a bio-medical library on the site and will enable detailed planning to
go forward without delay. The library in the plan for
the Health Sciences Centre juts out into the open space
between the three new buildings, and with the offices
of the school and common rooms for faculty and students will be attached to the broad base of the projected
The development of a medical school is a major
undertaking at any time. A minimum of twenty-five
years is required to build up the facilities and the staff
for a truly productive faculty of medicine. But Dean
McCreary foresees a revolution in medical teaching
within the next ten to fifteen years. With the co-ordination of health care has come the revolutionary concept
of the education of the health team trained as a team
in the same environment.
This is the concept behind the planning of the Faculty of Medicine's Health Sciences Centre.
15 Abnormal blood cell (L.E. cell) magnified 2000 times
as seen under the fluorescence microscope. Demonstrated
by a new method specific for nucleic acids (D.N.A.)
devised in the department of pathology at U.B.C.
after eleven years in Army huts, the departments of
anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology and
pathology are now adequately housed, and research in
the pre-clinical departments will be able to go ahead
once again. Dr. Noble's Cancer Research Centre, a unit
of the National Cancer Institute, shares Block B with
the anatomy department, and Dr. Gibson's Kinsmen
Laboratory for Neurological Research occupies the top
floor of Block C which also houses pharmacology and
research in pathology.
In Canada research grants are provided from various
sources of funds for specific research projects. An individual on the staff of the University may decide to
study some problem such as arthritis. If he presents a
reasonable plan of study his project will compete with
projects from other medical schools all over Canada
for the limited funds available for research. The application will be sent to several experts in the field for
their opinions. If the project is considered to be worthy
of support, the grant is approved and the investigator
will be able to pay the salary of technicians, he will be
able to buy certain types of equipment and supplies.
His own salary and those of other senior investigators
cannot be paid under research grants. Space in which
research is to be done cannot be built from grants.
These are considered the nucleus which must be provided from local sources of funds. Thus some measure
of the development of any school in research lines can
be obtained from the amount of money which has been
made available to it for grants.
Chiefly because of the calibre of the research men
16 Baby having his blood pressure taken at
Health Centre for Children. Discovery that
a low blood pressure was associated with
unsolved respiratory disease in premature infants
had to await development of special technique
for taking blood pressure in newborn infants.
Picture by Bill Cunningham, Province
who have been attracted to the new school, and in spite
of the lack of facilities, the University of British Columbia in 1960 was already third in the field of medical
research among Canadian medical schools. Taking
only national sources of funds, Medical Research Council, federal health grants, Defence Research Board
funds, National Cancer Institute of Canada, Canadian
Arthritis and Rheumatism Society, National Heart
Fund, Muscular Dystrophy Society, and others of this
sort, research grants in medicine for U.B.C. totalled
over $600,000. McGill University was very considerably ahead, and the University of Toronto significantly
ahead of U.B.C. The remaining nine medical schools
across Canada do considerably less research than the
first three.
The total from all sources is over $1 million. Neuro
research is supported by a $75,000 Kinsmen grant, and
the Cancer Research Centre by a $600,000 grant from
the National Cancer Institute of Canada.
Among research projects are the control of high
blood pressure, diseases of the heart and blood vessels,
diseases of children and of the aging population, biochemistry of mental illness and the effect of drugs on
the nervous system.
Others are fundamental studies of the chemistry, physiology and pharmacology of skeletal muscles, heart
muscle, connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves;
studies related to diagnosis and treatment of metabolism disorders, kidney function, kidney transplant,
breathing distress in the newborn, epilepsy, gout and
rheumatoid arthritis.
The Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society has
lent substantial support to the establishment of the
school of rehabilitation medicine.
The Faculty of Medicine has built up a very significant research programme. However, it is an unbalanced programme, with the majority of the research
work being done in the pre-clinical departments. The
G. F. Strong Laboratory for Medical Research housed
in the Faculty of Medicine building at the Vancouver
General hospital, with Dr. Kenneth Evelyn as director,
provides facilities for medical research conducted by
members of the staff of the Faculty of Medicine and
other qualified persons.
But it is virtually impossible for the clinical departments to undertake to evaluate methods of treatment
on wards in which patients are treated by many different physicians. Thus the people of British Columbia
are not receiving full value in terms of improved methods of treatment for the investment they have made in
the Faculty of Medicine. Such research as is attempted
in the clinical areas also has the effect of lengthening
the patient's stay in hospital and of increasing costs.
The wisdom of the original consultants has become
more obvious and the need for a University hospital of
relatively small size, to undertake the evaluation of
methods of treatment (besides the teaching in the early
years of the medical students' training), has become
increasingly clear. Further progress in the Faculty of
Medicine cannot be made until such time as this facility
is available.
each year sixty students enter their first year of medical training.
Forty-four of this year's class are B.C. residents and
four are from the rest of Canada. Five are from China,
four from the West Indies, and one from the United
States. There are two Colombo Plan students from
Malaya. The seven women in the class are all British
Students from other nations provide a healthy leavening in the group. Some fifteen of the sixty places every
year are usually open to applicants from any country
in the world regardless of colour, sex or religion.
The students have all had at least the equivalent of
three full years in an arts faculty, with a minimum of
second-class standing. They have been chosen by a
screening committee from about 300 applicants. Those
who have taken their "pre-med" courses at U.B.C.
have also been required to take the Medical College
Admission Test of the Psychological Corporation of
New York. The others are urged to take them. The
candidate for the M.D. degree must be at least 21 years
old. Prospective students over the age of thirty are not
The object of all this screening is to make sure as
far as is humanly possible that the student is fitted for
the intensive and very expensive training.
The medical degree has become far and away the
most costly of all degrees. After the required three
years of arts and science, there are four years of medicine and one year of interneship before the individual
can hope to have any financial return. If he wishes to
specialize an additional four years are required. A prospective medical student at the end of his three years
of arts and science faces an average cost of $2,000 a
year for four years in medical school. In contrast, if
he decides to proceed to a Ph.D. degree in any of the
basic sciences he can obtain his B.A. in one further
year, and thereafter he will receive sizeable grants and
bursaries while studying for his Ph.D. In the United
States the financial support which the average medical
student obtains in his entire four years of medicine is
less than the average science student receives each year.
In Canada the situation is worse. Eighty-four per cent
of all medical students depend largely on their parents'
funds to put them through school. Only about twenty
per cent of graduate students in basic science must
depend to any degree upon parental assistance after
they have received their baccalaureate degree.
This situation can be remedied only when government assists in medical education as it has in education
of other scientists.
The students spend the first two years of the course,
devoted to the fundamentals or pre-clinical medical
sciences, mainly on the campus. During the second
year instruction is transferred in part to the Vancouver
General hospital, Shaughnessy hospital and St. Paul's
18 hospital. The third and fourth years, the clinical years,
are spent wholly in those hospitals and in Grace hospital, the Children's hospital, the provincial mental hospital and G. F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre.
The curriculum has changed a great deal in the first
eleven years. Most important, a beginning has been
made in breaking down departmental barriers so that
when teaching something as complicated as heart disease it is possible for it to be taught conjointly by
anatomists, physiologists and biochemists as well as
clinicians. There is still room for improvement which
must await the addition of more completely trained
staff to the departments.
The doctrine of the Whole Man
The student must think of patients first of all as
human beings and have some knowledge of the fact
that human beings have problems of one sort or another, even before illness strikes. Nowadays there is
always the possibility that the student may be taught so
much detail about the scientific aspects of disease states
that he looks at the patient as a disembodied disease
rather than a usually normal person with normal fears,
problems and tensions who at this moment is indisposed.
To offset this danger certain experimental teaching
exercises have been introduced such as the course
called pre-clinical sessions, in the first year teaching
programme. In this course each student is assigned to
a family selected, with their permission, because they
have young children or because a baby is going to be
born into the family during the year of observation.
They are normal families without any undue problems.
The student, introduced to the family by a public
health nurse, visits the family once every two weeks
throughout the year, and attends with the other first-
year students a group discussion every Saturday morning where they may have lectures from a sociologist
on the history of medicine demonstrating the growth of
doctor-patient relationship, or on the technique of interviewing. Later in the morning they meet in small
groups with an experienced practising physician as tutor. These tutors in turn have found it necessary to
meet together to find common strength from discussions
on the direct questions posed by young minds not yet
channelled into the usual responses of the physicians.
The school is trying now to assess this sort of teaching, to gain some inkling as to whether they have
modified the attitudes of young men and women who
are going to have great responsibilities for the care of
other human beings.
Another experimental project is designed to intrigue
those students who may have talents towards medical
research. During the second year of medicine a full
day each week is devoted to "Projects". Each student
selects a research problem under the guidance of a
member of the staff, either of pre-clinical departments
or  in  the  clinical  fields.  He   continues   this   project
throughout the year and writes a report at the end. It
is only the student or physician who has actually participated in research himself who is completely aware
of the tremendous effort and patient toil which are exacted of an investigator who establishes even a very
little new fact or a causal relationship. A few students
seem to find themselves in this field during this experience in their second year and they will devote their
lives to research thereafter. For the majority of the
class, probably, the project day simply gives them an
opportunity of learning something about the intricacies
of medical research. For a few, particularly the individuals in the lower part of the class, perhaps the project day is a waste of time. Perhaps they would be better going over and over the tremendous amount of
material which they must grasp before they can be
graduated in medicine.
The whole experiment is being watched closely. The
Dean believes that if the curriculum ever settled down
into a firm and unchangeable routine a great deal of
spontaneous interest and enthusiasm would be lost.
Class of 1954
In 1954 the first class was graduated. They were
outstanding students, and forty-four were already
bachelors of arts before entering medical school. They
had been selected very carefully from a tremendous
number of individuals who had wanted to enter medicine in the local medical school. Many of them were
war veterans who were older than most of the students
Of the fifty-four graduates, thirty-one are now general practitioners and eleven are specialists. Two are
Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada),
and one is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
(Canada). There are eleven now engaged in postgraduate work. One is with the department of veterans'
affairs, and two are in the army, both doing post-graduate work.
Forty-three of the graduates are in British Columbia.
All but one of the ten who are practising on Vancouver Island are general practitioners in Victoria, Che-
mainus, Nanaimo, Parksville, Alberni and Campbell
River. The exception is an orthopedic surgeon in Victoria. On Salt Spring Island there is a husband-wife
team practising as G.P.s.
In Vancouver and on the lower mainland there are
fifteen general practitioners from the class. There are
six specialists and five are carrying on post-graduate
studies in pathology, psychiatry, radiology and ophthalmology.
In Alberta two of the graduates are doing post-graduate work in ophthalmology and surgery, in Ontario
radiology and public health, and in the United States
surgery and pathology. One general practitioner lives
in Detroit, and three specialists are also in the United
Condensed from lecture given by Dr. John T. McCreary,
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine,
to the Vancouver Institute early this year.
whole of the previous history of medicine. Research
during these 30 years has given us antibiotics, has expanded many times our knowledge of the value and
uses of blood transfusions, has made possible the daily
occurrence of surgery of the heart and the lung, has
led to notable advances in the field of anaesthesia in
making such delicate surgery possible, has given us
new methods of treating those with mental illness, has
practically eliminated serious infectious disease, has
given us the blood bank, the bone bank, the eye bank,
the blood vessel bank, has made it possible to save
lives with the artificial kidney, has shown us how to
save premature babies, and how careful we must be
of the eyes of these babies when we use oxygen, has
given us Cobalt 60 Bomb therapy, has given us a potent weapon against poliomyelitis and is our tool in the
fight against cancer. These are all practical effects of
medical research.
Canada has contributed significantly to these advances. In addition to Banting's monumental discovery
of insulin, we have seen developed in Canada over the
last 30 years the isolation of hormones in the parathyroid gland, the pituitary body and the placenta, the
introduction and use of anti-coagulants, the use of refrigeration in major surgery, the identification of the
sex chromosome, the preparation of an artificial medium for the cultivation of mammalian cells, the discovery of the function of certain areas in the cerebral cortex, methods of surgical treatment of epilepsy, the discovery of the nature of certain diseases of the liver,
knowledge of the variations in metabolism in health
and disease and a host of fundamental discoveries
which fit into the general pattern of scientific knowledge. These have been the returns on an investment
of a great deal of effort and, until recent years, a very
small amount of money.
Why, when medicine is so successful, are those who
purvey it less respected than they were 50 years ago?
the physician who brought an individual into the
world, looked after his childhood ailments, assisted at
the birth of his children, and maintained his helpful
vigil over the family for two or three generations, is no
Consider what has happened in the last 30 years.
The physician has been gathering to him more and
more technical experts in biochemistry, haematology,
physics and a variety of other related disciplines. More
and more specialized equipment was evolved. More and
more the hospital became the centre of medical care
and the team approach to medicine actually was born.
Research in last 30 years
Since 1930, progress has been made on a broad
front and in many fields. In that period of time, the
modern concept of medical research has come into being, with financial support available. As a result, advances have almost exploded into being. In 30 years
the life expectancy of a child newly born in Canada
has increased from 50 to 70 years. More curative drugs
have been discovered in the past 30 years than in the
Medical profession today
Patients may complain of a harried individual, who
does not appear particularly interested in their problems. It could be lack of time. The average citizen consults a doctor about twice as often today as he did 25
years ago, and the ratio of doctors relative to the population has increased very little (even to maintain that
ratio we are not depending on the output of our own
medical schools. We are not keeping up with our supply
of physicians.)
The average physician, according to a study recently
completed, works six 10-hour days each week and sees
an average of 20 patients a day. One physician in three
works seven days of 10 or more hours and sees 30-40
patients per day, and one physician in five works seven
days of 12 or more hours and sees over 40 patients
per day. No 40-hour weeks here.
To make matters worse, approximately one-third of
all the illness in this country is believed to be psychosomatic in origin. Physicians' training, except in very
recent years, has tended to concentrate on the correction of physical defects. The failure of the profession to
treat this type of illness adequately is seen in the large
20 and increasing use of tranquillizers, in dissatisfied patients changing from specialist to specialist, and in the
tremendous overload on our few psychiatrists.
Another factor is the physician's financial success.
Because he is overworked and has had to see too many
patients, his financial return has been very satisfactory,
and the annual publication of the fact that physicians
are frequently the highest paid of the professions has not
helped to endear to patients a profession which, in
their minds, is failing to provide for all their needs.
These are some of the factors that have modified the
image of the old-time physician and friend. Still another factor has been his alleged refusal to accept some
form of prepaid medicine, lest it interfere with his
cosy financial situation. In Canada this is not true.
The policy of the Canadian Medical Association is
directed to the finding of voluntary solutions—or governmental collaboration only if the voluntary medical
plan is inadequate. British Columbia physicians have
played a very active part in the studies in this field.
Sometime within the next few years a government-
supported prepayment medical plan will likely begin to
operate in Canada. There are two very real problems
in setting up an adequate system:
(1) Safeguards must be built into the plan which
will prevent the patient from over-using the services.
If an undue amount of time is spent on the care of Mrs.
Smith's head cold which will disappear anyway without
treatment, then the scheme will detract from the total
production of the profession to a serious degree. There
are only so many medical man-hours. Besides the routine care of the sick in the community there are many
areas of priority for medical effort in the future — rehabilitation, care of the aged, preventive medicine,
medical research. The plan must not permit the energies of the profession to be directed into areas which
will be unrewarding to the health of the nation as a
(2) Equally, safeguards must be built in to prevent
the physician from providing inadequate care to the
patient, and the plan from providing more services than
the patient requires.
Our system of hospitalization is costing us too much
money. The expensive aspects of care are covered by
insurance and there are overwhelming pressures to use
these expensive facilities for other, less costly, facets of
medical care.
New concept of medical care
Some correction of this defect was made in September 1960 by wise and far-reaching legislation when the
provincial government announced support for the hospitalization of chronically ill patients. Representatives
of government, organized medicine and of the Faculty
of Medicine are now planning for the development of
a province-wide system of rehabilitation facilities.
This will present a new problem. Elderly people constitute a heavy load on medical services and in British
Columbia we have a much larger number now (10.8
per cent) than the average for Canada (7.7 per cent).
In Vancouver, 13.7 per cent of the population is 65
years and over; in Victoria the figure is 19.6 per cent.
This legislation also poses a new challenge to medical education. Just 30 years ago the concept of prevention of disease rather than its treatment was new.
Before it was universally applied it had to be taught to
young physicians who carried it into practice. Now we
must teach still another duty to the doctor. His task,
in treating a patient, will not be completed when the
illness is at an end. It will not be completed until the
patient has achieved and is using the maximum degree
of productivity that is left to him. Again this must be
taught to young physicians who will carry it into practice throughout the province.
Medical health team
How can physicians keep up with their increased
responsibilities? The major re-adjustmert which can be
made at this time is to make more use of the other
groups who work with physicians. The team concept
of health care came into being in the past 30 years. It
is still very much in its infancy. To be sure, nurses,
social workers, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dentists, chemists,
physiologists, bacteriologists, and others work in the
health field. But the group is not a team in the true
sense of the word. The individual sub-groups are educated in a variety of ways, with little contact during
their undergraduate careers. It requires years of the
group working together to break down the barriers of
intolerance and even suspicion which tend to be erected
during the undergraduate training period.
If a health team is to be produced, if the often unnecessary work done by the doctor is going to be distributed among others equally or more capable, the
Dean says our educational pattern must be altered. It
is anticipated that during the next ten or fifteen years
every university in Canada will move towards this end.
University hospitals of the sort that is so desperately
needed here will act as laboratories in human biology
to assist in the training of all members of the team.
From the day of their registration the undergraduates
in these various fields v/ill study together, eat together,
take lectures together. They will learn to respect and
to accept the contribution which the other has to make.
Then, and then only, will a health team truly emerge.
This should be an effective method of spreading the
medical man-power.
We are on the threshold of important new developments in medicine—new responsibilities in relation to
rehabilitation and chronic care—new methods of organization as government participation in prepayment
for medical care appears.
It is urgent and imperative that facilities be developed which will permit the teaching of the whole health
team as a group which will share some of the tasks now
falling on the physician. In this province this requires
the development of a University hospital on campus to
serve as a laboratory in human biology for the University as a whole. In addition government must be urged
to support medical education in two ways: by providing grants to intellectually able students, and by producing the funds for the expansion of existing medical
schools and formation of new ones.
21 U.B.C.
A Block. Physiology and biochemistry
B Block. Anatomy and cancer research
C Block. Pharmacology, pathology & neurological research
4 Bio-medical library and lecture facilities
5 Faculty office & student-faculty common rooms
6 Auditorium to seat 300
7 Hospital service facilities
8 Chronic care & preventive medicine—clinical
9 Chronic nursing
10 Psychiatric nursing
11 Psychiatric special facilities
12 Psychiatric—clinical
13 Exercise court
15 Paediatrics, ob.-gyn., medical, surgical—clinical
16 Nursing facilities we can have the best—not the biggest, or the costliest, but the best—university hospital anywhere on this
continent. That's what Dean McCreary says of the
hospital that has been in the planning stage for the last
two years.
During that time representatives of the Faculty of
Medicine have visited every university hospital that has
been built on this continent since World War II. Because the projected plan represents a step forward in
medical education it was possible to obtain significant
support for the planning and visits, from the Rockefeller Foundation and the John and Mary Markle Foundation.
Last summer a Metropolitan Hospital Planning
Council set up in the province by the minister of health,
recommended that a University hospital be built on the
campus as quickly as possible in order to provide a
referral, diagnostic, teaching and research centre for
the province as a whole.
The University hospital will serve five specific needs
which are not now being met in the health services
available in this province.
1. Training centre for the health team. Nurses,
physiotherapists, dentists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers and others are all essential parts of the treatment group, but are still trained
not together but separately. The hospital will serve as
the training ground for all members of the health team,
who would be graduated trained to work as a team.
2. Training of personnel for the chronic care and
rehabilitation programme which was announced by the
Projected Health Sciences Centre
government on September 1, 1960. This new concept,
that every individual should be so managed that he is
as productive as his disease or accident will permit him
to be, represents a new horizon in health care. The
School of Rehabilitation which opened its doors for the
first time this fall to 19 students, will train personnel in
the concept of rehabilitation. Special courses would be
available in chronic care and rehabilitation for community health workers in municipalities throughout the
3. Research, which will mean evaluation of new
methods of treatment. Through the department of continuing medical education recently formed under Dr.
D. H. Williams, these methods will get to the physicians
cf the province more rapidly than is now possible.
4. Research laboratory for the Hospital Insurance
Service. This service, costing the people of the province
approximately $50 million a year, represents a large
industry and one with many problems. The Service has
no impartial group to which they can turn for answers
on staffing a ward, what types of equipment to purchase, and so on.
5. Referral centre for many of the problem cases
in the province. At the present time these cases have to
be referred to service hospitals in the community.
Premier Bennett has recently approved in principle
the building of this hospital. This will permit the financing of the hospital to be arranged and enable the various departments of B.C.H.I.S. to participate actively in
the planning, along with the Faculty of Medicine at
the University.
23 Earle Birney remembers
Dal Grauer
Ed. note: Address given by Dr. Birney at University
memorial service in September for the late Chancellor.
I've been asked to speak here today about the Dal Grauer
whom I had the privilege of knowing as a friend. I'm acutely
aware of my inadequacy in this role, for I cannot claim the
honour of having been by any means his longest or his closest
friend. I didn't know Dal well until 1924, when he was in his
final year at the old Fairview campus of U.B.C, and I was in
my third. Then, during the two winters immediately after his
graduation we maintained a rather close correspondence, and
in the summers of those and later years, when we returned
home from separate parts to Vancouver, we shared the same
bachelor companions and a common devotion to the centre
of our circle, the late and beloved Garnett Sedgewick. Again,
in the latter Thirties we both found ourselves newly married and
on the teaching staff of the University of Toronto. But shifting
time and place, the very different routes and ranges of life into
which we moved, determined that we should see each other
only occasionally during the war days and after. There are many
others, in consequence, with greater right to speak to you of
Dal Grauer, the man, many many others, for it was part of
his remarkableness that his capacity for making and holding
friendships did not diminish with his busyness and his years
but grew, until at the end he had become that rare sort of
public figure who, however many or few his idealogical opponents might have been, could surely not have had a single
private enemy. My words about him, then, are only poor tokens
offered in lieu of the true coinage of the man, which lies in
the memories of all those who knew him.
But words are all we have now, and so, groping for mine, I
have gone back, this last week, to words of his, in letters he
sent me when he was a graduate student at the University of
California. Though written thirty-five years ago, they still hold
the flavour of a rich and special mixture that to me will always
be Dal. There are the canny observations, made with eyes wide
open but twinkling, of individuals and of groups. He finds the
Berkeley professors more prestigious than U.B.C.'s, but no
better "man for man", and some walk the corridors as if they
had signs on them: "Do not stop: on the way to write a book."
And there is that unending, even boisterous, energy and multiformity of drive about which he seemed almost unconscious.
He finds, he says, that a teaching fellowship absorbs about
twenty-five hours of the week; he is in addition enrolled in
four graduate courses, and already writing his thesis; he is
taking in at least one show a week in San Francisco, and a
dance or two a week on the Berkeley campus; he is keeping
up his swimming and piano playing, and he is a regular and
happy attendant at the frequent bull sessions of the teaching
fellows. Yet his letter concludes with the complaint that either
the softness of the California climate or the grain-alcohol-and-
orange-juice downed at the bull sessions has taken the pep out
of him, and he wonders if he'll be able to write off his M.A.
in nine months. He did, of course, and by the next winter,
having reached the age of twenty, he was in sight of his Ph.D.
Yet the most revealing thing in the solid longhand of these
letters, as I realize now, is that they are only secondarily about
himself. They are written to me by someone who had time,
in all this, to think of me and what might be my problems, to
think about our mutual friends and be solicitous of them, and
of the wider issues of the University itself and the expanding
role within it of the Alma Mater Society, (of which he had recently been president and on whose council I now held a seat).
I can see now that for me, an only child, these were the letters
of a unique older brother, one far closer perhaps than most
brothers, and, incidentally, two years older than me chronologically. It was Dal who had encouraged me to accept the
editorship of the Ubyssey in my final year and even stood up
to our ferocious Socrates, Garnett Sedgewick, when the latter
predicted, with terrible calm, that I would lose my English
Honours if I took it on. And so now it was Dal who coached
me from the California sidelines, urging me, (with the same
concern and practicality he had shown his fellow-players on
that famous champion basketball team he captained,) to organize my hours, to "plan more in order to work less", to
make sure I kept time for badminton and sleeping. He demanded and scrutinized each Ubyssey, and sent me his approval
of certain editorial attacks on administrative stuffiness, but
urged me, generally in vain, to be "careful and level-headed"
about them. Yet he was never the Big Brother, only the elder
one, for his insights were always expressed without desire for
mastery, with deliberated tact and instinctive modesty and indulgent understanding—as also to countless others throughout
his life.
But I will not need the letters to remember that great solid,
bashful, ruminating, cheerful, brilliant, idealistic, practical hulk
of a youth, nor to carry with me to the end of my days the
savor of his physical vitality, his moral integrity, his intellectual honesty. Not only in those times, but whenever I met him
in later life, I would come away with the feeling, which I'm
sure many thousands of others also took with them from Dal,
that some of his calm and courtesy and judiciousness had
rubbed off on me—virtues, alas, of which I at least have always
had much need, and of which he had enough for all.
And always, too, whatever the circumstance, when we met
in later years he stood, as it were, with the old friendship held
out for me, warm and steady. If I ran across him wandering
with eyebrows cocked through a new show at the art gallery,
or making himself a rock-bound island of real conversation in
the artificial sea of some cocktail party, it wasn't the patron
of the arts or the head of the B.C. Electric who greeted me,
it was the imperturbable if slightly sardonic Dal. If I were
in urgent need of help to cope with a visiting poet with the
intimidating reputation of W. H. Auden, it was Dal and Shirley
who played generous and lively hosts. And, late on that particular evening, over brandies in his club, when the prodigious
conversational powers and lethal wit of Mr. Auden had reduced most of us to wary silence, and even threatened to hamstring the prancing verbal horses of Lister Sinclair, it was the
old Dal who kept the poet respectfully on his toes not only by
the Grauer technique of the deceptively quiet and simple comment dropped strategically into the pause, but by the revelations, in the comments, of Dai's own imaginative vision and
his wide reading and thinking about fundamental issues of
human history and art and life. And in these last few years,
when my wife and I have found ourselves moving down the
line of dignitaries at University receptions, it was never simply
the Chancellor and his beautiful distinguished wife who shook
our hands, it was our good and unaffected friends, Dal and
The many of you here who knew Dal Grauer as well as I,
or better, will now be all too aware that I have not found the
words to catch more than a ragged and passing shadow of the
man. But he will live three-dimensional and full-coloured in
your hearts, as in mine, as long as we live. It's to those of you
who knew him not at all or only as a public or academic
figure, to whom I turn at my end, and most of all to you who
are students in this university.
There's a word much in use just now: survival. It is in
ominous and perverted use. I don't know whether any man
will live and walk on this headland at the century's end, or
the decade's end, or the year's end—nor, alas, do any even of
the most distinguished in this company know, any better than
you or I. But this I know: that if our university survives, and
generations come here who still desire, as we do, to preserve
the memory of great men, they will not forget Dal Grauer,
who walked our first lost campus and grew there to be a man
and tried to help others so to grow; and who returned in
his maturity to our second campus on this point not merely to
sit in senatorial dignity or walk in chancellor's robes, but to be
still a man, helping others so to be. He has won his survival.
He is forever part of this headland.
24 Alumni Association News
Tim Hollick-Kenyon appointed
Alumni Association director
Dr. Wm. C. Gibson has announced
the appointment of Tim Hollick-Kenyon,
BA'51, BSW'53, as director of the Alumni Association, effective September 1,
Mr. Hollick-Kenyon, who has been
assistant director of the Association since
April 1 this year, succeeds Emerson
Gennis, who has returned to a post in
Befor joining the staff of the Alumni
Association Mr. Hollick-Kenyon was
probation officer of the Juvenile Court
from 1954 to 1956 and supervisor of the
Family Court of Vancouver from 1956
to 1961.
Before coming to the Alumni office
in April, he had served on the board of
management on a volunteer basis and
was active in a number of professional
and community  organizations.
As an undergraduate he was active in
a number of organizations including the
National Federation of Canadian University Students, the Players' Club and
the Radio Society.
Mrs. Hollick-Kenyon is the former
Ina Josephine Ritchie, BA'53, BSW'54.
They have two children, Susan, six, and
Timothy, five.
Tim Hollick-Kenyon found his name
was recognized when he was visiting
Alumni branches in B.C. this summer.
His grandmother lived for many years in
Vernon. His father, who now lives at
Spences Bridge, is the former bush-pilot
well-known in western Canada who later
flew in the Antarctic.
New Chronicle editor
The Chairman of the Editorial Committee, Mr. Cecil Hacker, recently announced the appointment of Mrs. Frances Tucker as editor of the U.B.C.
Alumni Chronicle, effective October 1,
1961. This issue of the magazine is her
first as editor.
Frances Tucker has been the hardworking assistant editor of the Chronicle
for the past three years, and brings to the
editorship a broad and detailed knowledge of alumni and university affairs.
She succeeds lames A. Banham, the
University Information Officer, who
edited the U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle in
his spare time. Jim Banham has worked
very hard under a double load to improve the standard of our Alumni magazine and his efforts have not gone unnoticed. The increased scope of plans for
our magazine has now necessitated a
full-time editor in the office for the first
Graduates with alumni news or stories
are welcome to drop into the Alumni
office, or send their material to Mrs.
Tucker or the Editorial Committee for
Who do you work for?
Do you work for Canadian General
Electric, Ford Motor Company Ltd.,
General Foods or Hooker Chemical?
These four corporations in Canada
now have matching grant programmes
under which they contribute to universities an amount equal to that given by
their alumni employees.
We  need  your  help.   The  personnel
departments of some of these companies
are not able to supply the names of employees who are U.B.C. graduates.
Therefore we appeal to all alumni who
are employed by any of these firms to
let us know where they work.
Just drop a note to the Alumni Association, 252 Brock Hall, University of
B.C., Vancouver 8.   Thanks.
Commerce alumni division
One-day seminar
for commerce graduates
The commerce division of the Alumni
Association will hold a one day graduate
seminar for all commerce graduates at
International House, January 27. Details will be mailed to commerce graduates in early January. The purpose of the
seminar is to re-unite faculty and graduates in an academic setting. The programme includes lectures from the faculty on "Return on Investment" and on
"Operational Analysis in the Western
Forest Industry". There will be a panel
on "The Impact of the Common Market" and time has been set aside for the
commerce graduates to question the faculty members on contemporary business
problems and theories. A reception and
luncheon is planned for noon in the
Faculty Club.
Dean ash grads to
examine curriculum
At the request of the dean of Commerce, the commerce alumni division
undertook,   as  one  of  its  first projects,
an examination of the commerce curriculum. Two basic questions were involved: (1) How well does the commerce curriculum meet the needs of the
business community? (2) How well does
the commerce graduate's academic training prepare him for a business career?
Needs of business community
A committee chaired by John Harrison (an arts graduate) with Dudley
Darling, Don Fields, Murdo MacKenzie,
Jack Ridley and Paul Stockstad examined
the first question through personal interviews with senior management people in
19 firms in the Vancouver area. A standard guide was used for these interviews,
but management people were encouraged
to express their opinions freely and
openly. Results of the survey were by
no means conclusive and in some cases
were even contradictory. For example
some companies said they wanted a
graduate trained basically in the liberal
arts and they would provide the
specialized training. Other companies
wanted the Commerce Faculty to turn
out graduates trained in applied business
Big response to questionnaire
The second question, dealing with how
the commerce graduate's academic training prepares him for a business career,
was looked at by another committee
chaired by Gordon Thorn. The members
were Ken Martin, Ross Fitzpatrick, Doug
Bailey, Mike Puhach, David Hill, Ken
Mahon and John Kellman. The committee sent out 542 comprehensive
questionnaires to commerce graduates
from the years 1954 to 1959, and received back an amazingly high number
of completed forms. The questionnaire
dealt with three basic areas: (1) Was
the   graduate   prepared   for   placement?
25 (2) Was the placement machinery
adequate? (3) Was the placement a
success? After a laborious job of compiling and analysing the results of the
questionnaire, the committee was able
to make a number of recommendations.
When the reports of the two committees were written they were received
by the commerce alumni division executive and passed on by president Ken
Weaver to Dean Perry. The dean expressed appreciation for the extensive
work done by both committees and asked
that a meeting between the committees
and the Commerce Faculty be held early
this fall in order that the conclusions
and recommendations contained in the
report could be examined in depth. In
thanking Dean Perry for the invitation
given the alumni to examine these important matters of curriculum, President
Ken Weaver said that the effort expended
by the committees was indicative of the
interest that alumni have in their institution, and in seeing that the education it
provides is of the highest possible calibre
to meet the needs of business and industry and society as a whole.
Prize essays included
in engineers' publication
The second edition of the U.B.C. Engineer is nearly ready. This hardy annual
is edited by our own undergraduates and
aims at producing material which is
high-level technically and interesting 'o
those who are connected in any way with
our University.
Contents include the following: prize
essays by undergraduates; up-to-the-
minute accounts of research in progress;
lists of post-graduate research topics in
engineering; watch for this: "Undergraduate curriculum—what is the philosophy behind the options?"
The issue for 1962 will be available
next February.
Price to all comers—$1.00.
Place orders with the Editor, U.B.C.
Engineer, Undergraduate Society, University of B.C.
Re-union in Minneapolis
Spontaneous get-together of nearly two
dozen U.B.C. forestry alumni from various parts of the continent was staged
October 9, at the Leamington Hotel,
Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Event took place during the annual
meeting of the Canadian Institute of
Forestry, and of the Society of American
Foresters, which was held this year as
a joint affair in the Minnesota city.
The U.B.C. reunion was touched off in
the lobby of the Hotel by a meeting—
after 30 years—between James Curtis,
BASc (forest engineering) '30, MF'35
(Harvard),   now   with   the   U.S.   forest
service at Boise, Idaho, and Charles D.
Schultz, BASc(forest engineering)'31,
president of C. D. Schultz & Co. Ltd.,
forestry & engineering consultants, Vancouver, B.C.
Curtis and Schultz decided there were
probably enough U.B.C. alumni present
at the Minneapolis meet to warrant a
dinner. They therefore reserved a table,
posted a notice and asked for signatures.
The list grew to 22 persons.
W. B. "Bert" Gayle, BSF'50, of MacMillan, Bloedel & Powell River Ltd.,
Vancouver, invited everyone to his room
for cocktails before dinner.
Chairman of the dinner was Charles
Schultz. J. H. G. Smith, BSF'49, MF'50
(Yale), PhD'55(Yale), of U.B.C.'s forestry faculty, was appointed treasurer,
and collected cost of the meal.
Dieter Mueller-Dombois, BSF'55, PhD
'60, now with department of forestry
(research), Winnipeg, was appointed secretary, and compiled a list of those present.
Former deans attend
Participants included two past deans
of forestry at U.B.C.
One was Lowell Besley, BSA'31 (Cornell), MF'32(Yale), forestry dean at
U.B.C. from 1948 to 1953, and now
chairman of woodlands research for the
Pulp & Paper Research Institute of Canada, Montreal. He v/as accompanied by
Mrs. Besley.
The other was George S. Allen, BASc-
'33, MASc'35, PhD'46(Calif.), dean of
forestry at U.B.C. from 1953 to 1961,
and now with Weyerhaeuser Timber Co.,
Centralia, Washington.
Also on hand was present acting dean
of forestry at U.B.C, Dr. R. W. Well-
wood, BASc'35, MF'39(Duke), PhD'43
John Ker, BASc'41, MF'51(Yale),
DF'57(Yale), recent member of the U.B.C. faculty and now dean of forestry at
the University of New Brunswick attended.
Others present were: David A. Wilson,
BA'47, BSF'48, MF'50, PhD'53(Calif.),
head of economics planning & market
research, Canadian International Paper
Co., Montreal; Harvey Anderson, BASc-
'51, Julia Lumber Co., Prince George,
(accompanied by Mrs. Anderson); James
Kinghorn, BSF'49, department of forestry, Victoria; A. W. Blyth, BASc'49, department of forestry, Ottawa; Ron Chorl-
ton, BSF'49, Wajax Equipment Ltd.,
Montreal; and Rory Flanagan, BSF'50,
department of northern affairs & natural
resources, Ottawa.
Also in attendance were: Walter Tut-
tle, BSF'51, B.C. forest service, Vancouver; C. I. Kirby, BSF'50, department of
northern affairs & natural resources,
Prince Albert; H. C. Jellicoe, BSF'51,
senior consultant, industrial development
branch, Manitoba department of industry
& commerce, Winnipeg; W. M. Stiell,
BSF'49, department of forestry, Chalk
River; and Hugh J. Hodgins, BASc'28,
Vice-President, timber, Crown Zellerbach Canada, Vancouver.
26 Dr. MacKenzie's statement
Present state
of Matching Grants
A number of alumni responding to the
Annual Giving appeal have inquired
about the status of the matching grants
promised by Premier Bennett during the
Development Fund campaign.
Dr. MacKenzie informs the Chronicle
that the University is now receiving the
matching funds at the rate of $1,250,000
a year. His complete statement on provincial grants for capital construction
Contributions by the Provincial Government towards capital construction at
the University are made available to the
University under three headings.
First. In 1956, Premier Bennett advised the President that his Government
would make a contribution of $1,000,000
a year for a period of ten years. These
amounts have come forward regularly
and $6,000,000 will have been received
by the University by the end of March,
Second. Separate grants are contributions made to "match" contributions
from the alumni, corporations and individuals in the 1958 Campaign. During
the last two years the Provincial Government has contributed $1,250,000 per
year toward these grants for a total of
Third. Buildings are being erected for
the College of Education by the Public
Works Department. The budget for this
expenditure for 1961/62 is $1,400,000.
The first unit is expected to be complete
by September, 1962, and it is expected
that tenders will be awarded for the
second building during the present fiscal
November 8th, 1961.
Dear Fellow Alumnus:
Alumni Annual Giving, 1961 version, as outlined in the brochure
mailed to all alumni in October, is bringing in results from alumni all
over the world. We appreciate the quick response given the appeal by
those people. However, there is a vast group yet to be heard from,
and we are anxious to receive their contributions.
Students now on the campus have set a fine example for us all by
pledging $10.00 per student per year. We are certain that any alumnus
who has a true appreciation of the needs of the university—regional
scholarships, President's fund, athletic and recreation fund, etc.—
will accept his responsibility with the other contributors.
We believe that all Alumni are aware of the need for what the
President has called "free money". This is Alumni Annual Giving
money, and we solicit your support for the 1961 campaign now.
Your cheque will certainly be appreciated.
Yours very truly,
Alan M. Eyre, Chairman,
Alumni Annual Giving, 1961
P.S. For tax deduction purposes grads in the United States may send
their cheques to:
Friends of U.B.C. Inc.
3649 Mossgiel Road
Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A.
Annual Contributions from Alumni for current needs
October 1, 1961 to November 27,  1961
January  1,  1961 to November 27,  1961
Donations Amount    Average
Pledges 98        $3,475.16    $35.46
Please  Note:  the A.A.G.  and Development Fund are two separate campaigns.
Alumni Regional Scholarships
President's fund 	
Library—special collections
Victoria College   	
Other objectives 	
Unallocated donations 	
Donations    Amount      Average
Received in 1961 prior to fall campaign
1961  Total to Date
$ 3,916.24
27 Class of '21. Joseph M. Schell, Montreal,
D. H. Osborne, Toronto, Mrs. Osten Van Dine
(Victoria  Herman),   Sacramento,   California,   George
F. Barnwell, Bethel, Connecticut, Donald M.
McArthur,  Honolulu, Hawaii, J. O.  C.
Kirby, Kamloops
Class of '26 re-union. Dean
Soward, Mrs. Ian Douglas
(Lenora Irwin), Victoria, Judge
David Verchere, Mrs. Bert Wales
(Doris McKay), and Joe Kania
Class of '36 re-union. Mrs. Victor Dryer (Isobel Wales),
Richard V. MacLean, Mrs. D. C. Ellis (Margaret
Buchanan), Atsuko Moriya, here from Tokyo
taking graduates studies (representing her mother, the
former Yuriko Lily Mizuno), and Col. Logan Home  Economics' first re-union.  Sitting
with Miss Black, director of the
school,  is Mrs. J. O. Wheeler (Nora
Jean Hughes). At back: Mrs. C. W.
Brown (Ada Kirk), Mrs. S. C. V. Dickson (Jo-Jean Johnston) of Sacramento,
California, and Mrs. F. Douglas
(Sue Bigsby) of Nanaimo
- 1961
Class of '16 re-union. William
C.  Wilson ("Thisbe"),  Isabel  G.
McMillan, class vice-president,
Chief Justice Sherwood Lett,
class president, Mrs. A. M.
Menzies (Ada Vermilyea), class
secretary, and Col. H. T. Logan,
honorary president of the class
Class of '51. Terry Lynch, applied science, Charlie
Brown,  arts,  Bill Cawley, forestry,  Grant  MacKinnon,
architecture,  Bill Huggan, education,  Paul Lee,
commerce U.B.C.
The Hon. John Valentine Clyne
Dean Geoffrey Andrew, Mrs. G. E. W. Clarke of Abbotsford,
Bob Morrison of Creston, Mrs. David Feme of Victoria, Dr. Pat
McGeer, Association third vice-president, and David Williams
of Duncan
Frank Walden, Association first vice-president, Mrs. J. H.
(Charlotte) Moore of Duncan, Richard Deane of Trail, Mrs. James
T. Harvey of Prince Rupert, and Dean MacPhee
Dinners Alumnae and Alumni
(Oxon.), MA(Oxon.), has resigned as
president of the Fisheries Association of
B.C. although he will remain with the
association as a director. Mr. Sinclair is
president of Deeks McBride Ltd. and has
recently been made president of Lafarge
Cement of North America Ltd.
Items of Alumni news are invited in
the form of press clippings or personal
letters. These should reach the Editor,
U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle, 252 Brock
Hall, U.B.C, for the next issue not later
than February 1, 1961.
chitose uchida, BA, was honoured at
school closing last June on the occasion
of her retirement after more than forty
years of teaching in Alberta and British
Columbia, latterly at Forest Grove in
the Williams Lake school district. Miss
Uchida has returned to Vancouver
where she has bought a house at 2796
West 22nd Avenue.
'25, a man who made a career of his
lifetime hobby, "anything electrical", retires after 36 years in the Civil Service.
Mr. Walsh was chief of the design and
construction division of the Transport Department's Telecommunications
A. L. Marshall
PhD(Lon.), has been named a consultant to the General Electric Research
Laboratory in Schenectady, N.Y. pending his retirement late this year. A member of the staff of the Research Laboratory for 35 years, Dr. Marshall has been
manager of the Chemistry Research Department since 1933. Under his leadership the department has made many
major contributions to the science of
chemistry and to the growth of the
General Electric Company.
the hon. j. v. clyne, BA, chairman
of the board of MacMillan, Bloedel and
Powell River Ltd., has won this year's
Great Trekker award. As a student, Mr.
Clyne served on the committee which
organized the trek. The Trekker award
is given annually by the Alma Mater
Society to a U.B.C. alumnus who has
achieved eminence in his chosen field
and contributed to his community and
carl tolman, BA, MSc(Yale), PhD
(Yale), vice chancellor and dean of faculties at Washington University in St.
Louis, Missouri, was in August appointed
acting chancellor of the University, to
serve until a permanent chancellor is appointed.
bruce a. macdonald, BA, commercial
counsellor with the Department of Trade
& Commerce, has been posted to Israel.
w. kaye lamb, BA, MA'30, PhD(Lon-
don), LLD(Brit. Col. and Man.), Dominion Archivist and National Librarian,
has been elected a Fellow of the Society
of American Archivists. Before moving
to Ottawa Dr. Lamb was Provincial
Archivist for British Columbia, then
University Librarian from 1940 to 1948,
and was editor of the British Columbia
Historical Quarterly.
A. J. Elliot
Alfred J. elliot, BA, MD(Tor.), D.-
Med.Sc.(CoL), one of Canada's leading
eye specialists has joined the Faculty of
Medicine at U.B.C. as professor of ophthalmology in the department of surgery.
Dr. Elliot, who has been professor and
head of the department of ophthalmology at the University of Toronto since
1946, developed an outstanding graduate
programme there for the training of eye
specialists. He is a member of numerous
professional organizations and the author
of more than 30 research papers on the
eye. Mrs. Elliot is the former jean mac-
naughton. BA'33.
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31 1933
william c. gibson, BA, MSc(McGill),
DPhil(Oxon.), MD,CM(McGill), FACP,
has been elected an Associate member of the Physiological Society of Great
Britain. Dr. Gibson attended the International Neurological Congress in Rome
this summer and a course in advanced
electroencephalography in Marseille. In
his capacity as president of the Alumni
Association, Dr. Gibson met alumni in
London, England and on the way home
visited branches in eastern Canada.
lachlan f. macrae, BA, MA'37, director of the Canadian Defence Research
Board's scientific information service,
has been loaned to the Greek government. Mr. MacRae will spend a month
in Athens studying Greek needs for a
national defence research documentation
centre and advise on its establishment.
He will work in co-operation with the
Greek member of the NATO advisory
group for aeronautical research and development documentation committee. In
1956 Mr. MacRae carried out a survey
of public library requirements for the
Defence Research Board in Egypt.
MRS. DORWIN BAIRD (nee VERNA CONSTANCE Mackenzie, BA), a former president of Capilano Public Library in North
Vancouver, was among the 33 applicants
accepted for the new course in librarian-
ship at the University of British Columbia.
mrs. t. weiner (nee lucy r. wilson,
BA), has been appointed head of the
circulation department of the Bonar Law-
Bennett Library at the University of
New Brunswick. Mrs. Weiner is the wife
of Associate Professor T. Weiner of the
department of physics.
echo l. r. lidster, BSA, formerly
provincial 4-H Club supervisor for British Columbia, who is working towards a
PhD degree in Extension Education at
the University of Wisconsin, has received
a research assistantship for the coming
academic year.
(Purdue), is assistant to the president of
York University on the new Glendon
Hall campus in York Mills, Ontario. A
physicist by training, Dr. Johnson holds
Investigations,   Designs,   Supervision
Hydro Electric Developments, Water Supply Projects
Industrial Structures,  Bridges, Dams,  Electric  Power
207 West Hastings Street Vancouver, Canada
a PhD degree in experimental physics
from Purdue University. In 1951, upon
joining the Atomic Energy of Canada
Ltd. at Chalk River, he became associated with the development of nuclear
power. From 1955 he was with the
General Dynamics Corporation, first at
Canadair as manager of the Nuclear
Division and later at the General Atomic
Arthur r. lucas, BASc, who is Regional Engineer for Southeast Asia in UN-
ICEF, is currently setting up powdered
milk plants for the government of India.
In the course of his duties he travels up
to 50,000 miles per year in India, with
frequent trips to Europe and North America. Mr. Lucas visited Vancouver on biennial leave this past summer.
richard M. bibbs, BASc, has been
named project manager for the B.C.
Electric Peace River hydro scheme. Mr.
Bibbs formerly was administration manager of the electrical division of B.C.
Electric. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of B.C.
and of the Canadian Electrical Association. He was president of the Player's
Club on the campus, and is a past president of the U.B.C. Alumni Association.
Gregory millar, BA, is the new conductor and musical director of Kalamazoo's Symphony Orchestra in Michigan.
Mr. Millar, in his undergraduate days,
organized U.B.C.'s first orchestra. His
last conducting engagement in Vancouver
was with the CBC Chamber Orchestra
during the Vancouver International Festival of 1959.
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32 thomas g. willis, BSA, MSA'47, superintendent of the Experimental Farm at
Kamloops, has been appointed assistant
to the director general of the research
branch in the Canada Department of
Agriculture at Ottawa.
REGINALD    E.    COTTINGHAM,    BSA,    has
been appointed Assistant Superintendent
of the Sardis Utility Plant. From 1957
to 1960, Mr. Cottingham studied dairying methods in California. He returned
to the FVMPA last year as bacteriologist
and fieldman.
jack Arnold ferry, BA, BCom, formerly manager of western operations for
MacLaren Advertising Co. Ltd., has been
appointed a vice-president of the Company.
albert McCarthy, BASc, an electrical
engineer with Ingledow, Kidd & Associates, left in November for India with his
wife (nee Ruth L. Code, BA'44), and
their three children. Mr. McCarthy will
be working on a Colombo Plan scheme:
a series of three hydro-electric projects
in the Nilgris Hills, 300 miles inland
from the city of Madras. The McCarthys
will be living in an ideal climate at the
7400-foot level, in Ootacamund, known
as the "queen of the hill-stations."
david j. rose, BASc, PhD(M.I.T.), is
professor of nuclear physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr.
Rose was for several years with the Bell
Research Laboratory in New Jersey before joining the faculty of M.I.T. He is
also consultant at the Pentagon in Washington and at Oak Ridge atomic plant.
He has written a treatise on nuclear developments.
mrs. john thorne (nee JOY coghill,
BA) was a tremendous success as Puck
in the San Francisco Opera Company's
production of "A Midsummer Night's
Dream." Miss Coghill had earlier played
the role in Benjamin Britten's opera
which had its North American premiere
here at Vancouver International Festival.
john h. calam, BA, has won the B.C.
Teachers'    Federation    scholarship    of
$1,500. Mr. Calam is now studying for
his master's degree at U.B.C.
HOWARD   J.   W.   GARDNER,   BCom,   who
has been with the Hudson's Bay Company since graduation has been promoted
to the position of Merchandise Research
Assistant to the general manager and is
on the senior executive staff of the Hudson's Bay Company at Hudson Bay
House, Winnipeg.
PhD (Cornell), is the new head of the
department of philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Miller has
been on staff at the University of Washington for the past six years.
DOUGLAS     J.     NEELANDS,     BCom,     has
been appointed executive buyer (merchandise manager) of the wholesale grocery operations of W. H. Malkin Ltd.
Mr. Neelands was previously assistant to
the executive buyer.
john c. rudolph, BASc, in geological
engineering, has been appointed president of Banff Oil Ltd. Mr. Rudolph joined the Company as a geologist in 1954.
H. E. D. Scovil
H.     E.    DERRICK    SCOVIL,    BA,    MA'49,
PhD(Oxon.), a former member of the
University of British Columbia's physics
department, has been awarded the Stuart
Ballentine Medal by the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr.
Scovil, now a solid state device development engineer at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., was honoured for his development of a "three-level
solid state maser". a device for reducing
noise in communication systems.
william a. t. white, BCom, has been
appointed executive assistant to the Director of the Emergency Measures Organization, Privy Council Office, Ottawa.
harvey cohen, BASc, is the author of
the "Feasibility Report on the Wingdam
Project"   in   the  July   issue   of   Western
Miner &  Oil Review.
parzival copes, BA, MA'50, is associate professor of economics at Newfoundland's new Memorial University.
Howard d. de beck, BA, BASc'50, has
recently been promoted to the position
of project engineer, Columbia River.
with the Water Rights Branch.
If You Miss a Day You're Away Behind
HISTORY just whizzes by these days, a good deal of it
fraught with portent and significance. Anyone who aims
to keep up with it and to maintain any sort of coherence
in his Weltanschauung simply can't do without a daily
survey of what has happened when he wasn't looking.
It goes without saying that the best way to keep track is
to follow events in a comprehensive daily newspaper.
Like The Sun, if we do say so ourselves.
33 1950
george dargie, BSA, MSA'53, a well-
known farm management expert, has
joined the staff of the B.C. Agricultural
Consultants Ltd. He will work directly
with farmers and industrial organizations
in soil use and management problems.
john w. gouge, BASc in chemical
engineering, has been named executive
assistant to the B.C. Electric chairman,
Dr. Gordon Shrum. Mr. Gouge has covered a wide field of economics and research since his graduation. He will be
working in close liaison with Richard
manager of Canadian Ingersoll-Rand Co.
Ltd.'s Sudbury branch.
thomas j. mcewan, BASc, has become acting supervisor of the staff and
training department of the Consolidated
Mining and Smelting Company in Trail,
B.C. Mr. McEwan is a member of the
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
david s. owen, BA, vice-president in
charge of development and construction
for Webb & Knapp (Canada) Ltd., was
in Vancouver this summer for the opening of Brentwood Shopping Centre, the
latest of the company's large developments.
DONALD a. trumpler, BA, MA'53,
PhD(M.I.T.), has been appointed assistant  professor  of  mathematics  at  Rut
gers University. A member of the American Mathematics Society, Dr. Trumpler has taught at the Georgia Institute
of Technology and worked on the Defense Research Board of Canada.
john a. chestnutt, BA, has graduated from San Jose State College as a
master of science in business administration. Mr. Chestnutt is a member of Alpha Eta Sigma, the honourary accountants' society.
MRS.   DAVID   D.   CLARK   (nee   HILARY   E.
yates, BHE) writes from England that
she and her husband are touring and
camping across Europe and will be returning to B.C. shortly where she will
continue her teaching career.
william e. Donnelly, BA, has been
appointed to the newly created position
of assistant to the president of Imperial
Investment Corporation Ltd. Mr. Donnelly is also a director of Elite Insurance Company.
william a. gilmour, BA, LLB, a
Penticton lawyer, was elected president
of the B.C. Liberal Association in Victoria in October.
peter f. prasloski, BA, MD'56, is a
resident in ophthalmology at Boston
City Hospital.
MRS. LESLIE WARREN ROSS (nee ROSEMARY stokes, BA, MA'54), who was recently married in Ann Arbor, Michigan,
is busy finishing a Michigan PhD in absentia in clinical psychology. Dr. Ross is
assistant to the executive secretary of the
Board  of  Educational  Finance  for  the
state of New Mexico, with headquarters
in Santa Fe.
ELIZABETH J. (BETTY) COCK, BA, Sailed on November 3rd on the liner Canberra. Her first stop will be New Zealand, then on to Australia for a year or
two before returning home via Europe.
Betty has taught for the past eight years
in Trail, Courtenay and Port Alberni.
She worked in the Alumni Association's
office for two months prior to her departure.
barrie c flather, BA, MD'59, who
won praise for his part in the rescue of
a trapped miner last November at Britannia Beach, has been awarded the
Order of the British Empire.
c allan macphee, BASc, has been
appointed mechanical maintenance superintendent at Reynolds Metals Co. aluminum plant at Longview, Washington.
allan g. forman, BA, MSc'56, is a
recipient of a National Research Council studentship for graduate work in the
chemistry department at the University
of Saskatchewan. Mr. Forman is doing
organic reaction mechanism studies using
radioactive carbon-14 as tracer. He is on
leave from Carleton University, Ottawa,
where he is an assistant professor of
Robert c gillmore, BCom, has been
named assistant to the general manager
of C.P.R. merchandise services at Montreal.
SISYPHUS was condemned to roll to the rop
of a hill a huge stone that always rolled
down again — money earned and frittered
away is earned by fruitless labour . . .
(2/rssumnce (yompanu
34 johann stoyva, BA, MA'56, is assistant professor of psychology at Dalhousie University. For the past two and one-
half years he has been a research assistant at the University of Chicago.
Walter ullmann, BA, MA'56, has
been granted a PhD in history by the
University of Rochester. Mr. Ullmann
was awarded a graduate scholarship from
the university in 1956 to continue research in Canadian history.
a. m. van de bogart, BA, MA(Tor.),
is on the staff of the Stratford Collegiate
Institute where he is teaching mathematics.
h. peter krosby, BA, MA'58, PhD
(Col.), has returned as instructor in the
social science department to Fairleigh
Dickinson University after teaching a
course in modern European history at
Columbia University in New York this
summer. Mr. Krosby was assistant director of the Alumni Association from 1956
to 1958.
CLARENCE    C.    MACKENZIE,    BSW,    has
been appointed county welfare director
in Saint John, New Brunswick. Mr MacKenzie moved there from Richmond,
B.C. where he was also in welfare work.
hugh DONALD westgate, MD, recently
received the degree of master of science
in anesthesiology, conferred on him by
the University of Minnesota.
john D. bossons, BA, is assistant professor of finance in the School of Industrial Management at M.I.T.
ronald j. jephson, LLB, former executive assistant to the Minister of External Affairs, the Hon. Howard Green,
has entered private law practice at Kitimat, B.C.
edward h. knight, BCom, has assumed duties as head of administrative
affairs for the Red Deer, Alberta hospital. Mr. Knight holds a hospital administration diploma from U.B.C. For the
past four years he has been administrator
at the Prince Rupert General Hospital.
george w. seymour, BCom, was in
Vancouver this summer from Saigon
where he has spent the past two years
with the Canadian delegation of the International Supervisory Commission. He
left for Ottawa en route to his new posting at The Hague.
was elected president of the National
Federation of Canadian University Students on September 26, 1961. After the
annual meeting held in Kingston he and
42 other presidents of student societies
were flown to St. John's as the guests of
the Newfoundland government for the
official opening of Memorial University
of Newfoundland. Mr. and Mrs. McLean, whose marriage is noted elsewhere
in this issue, will be living for the next
year in Ottawa.
joan buker, BPE) is an instructor in
physical education at Wellesley College.
Mrs. Oates is a member of the Vancouver and British Columbia teachers' asso
ciations and of the Canadian Association
for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
terrence m. i. penner, BA, BA
(Hons.)(Oxon.), who took a first class in
Classical Greats at Oxford and a Book
Prize from Magdalen College is now
teaching in the U.B.C. Classics Department.
THE   REV.    THOMAS   M.    ANTHONY,    BA,
who graduated this year from the General Theological Seminary in New York
City and was ordained in Vancouver this
summer, has left for San Jose, Costa
Rica where he will receive language instruction before going on to Puerto Rico.
ian b. kelsey, BPE, MPE'59, has been
awarded a $2,000 graduate school fellowship from the University of Washington
to study for his doctorate in education.
His scholarship is effective in January.
Mr. Kelsey has been teaching at Windermere school for the fall term before
going to the University of Washington.
montrose s. sommers, BCom,MBA
(Northwestern), has been selected as a
University of Colorado Development
Foundation fellow. The $2,000 fellowship will enable Mr. Sommers to continue towards a doctor's degree in business administration.
an Athlone Fellowship to spend two
years of postgraduate study in structural
engineering at the University of Bristol.
Mr. Thorburn has been with the Division
of Building Research of the National Research Council in Ottawa since graduation.
edward G. auld, BASc in chemical
engineering, has won an Athlone fellowship for two years of advanced work or
research in industry or universities in the
United Kingdom.
WILLIAM     R.     BALLENTINE,     BA,     Well
known for his radio work with U.B.C.'s
extension department, has moved to
Montreal as research director for Radio
CKGM. He will work on the station's
experimental programs.
Barbara m. biely, BA, recently a research assistant, social research division
of the London School of Economics, was
co-author with two colleagues of an
article in the first issue of the Prison
Service Journal, dated January 1961, and
published by H.M. Prison Service Staff
College. The article is entitled " 'It's the
Prisoners who run this Prison'—a study
of inmate leadership."
richard b. cavaye, BCom, has been
appointed district supervisor of the London Life Insurance Company in Winnipeg-
'60, has been awarded a $4,600 scholarship to study at London University's
Imperial College of Science and Technology. Mr. Davenport has been granted
a three year leave of absence from the
Linde Co. Division of Union Carbide
Corporation, Tonawanda, New York. He
will be working in the process-engineering metallurgical group of the Royal
School of Mines.
'61, whose marriage is mentioned elsewhere in this issue, is working towards
a PhD degree in geology at the University of California at Berkeley.
edgar w. epp, BSW, has taken over
duties as the acting executive secretary
of the local council of the provincial
John Howard Society. Mr. Epp received
his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethel
College, Newton, Kansas in 1956. Prior
to his present position Mr. Epp worked
as a caseworker for the Department of
Social Welfare in Regina.
Gordon f. gibson, BA, who is studying al the Harvard Graduate School of
Business Administration, has been named
a Baker Scholar. The fifteen Baker
scholarships awarded annually come
from the academic top five per cent of
the class.
david kogawa, BA, who has spent two
and one-half years with the provincial
department of social welfare in Grand
Forks has returned to U.B.C. for two
years' further study towards a master's
degree in social work. Mr. Kogawa has
received a grant of approximately $5,000
from the Saskatchewan department of
Public Health and on completion of his
studies will take a position with the Saskatchewan government. He will specialize in psychiatric social work.
BA, last spring received her MA in International Relations under the political
science department at Yale. She is now
studying law at University College in
rupert e. h. papin, BA, who taught
for the past two years in the Barriere
junior-senior high school, on the North
Thompson River, has left to take up an
assignment at the government technical
school in Takoradi, Ghana. Mr. Papin
was one of a group of 31 teachers sent
abroad under the Commonwealth aid to
Africa programme and the Colombo
michael a. partridge, BCom, has
been appointed district supervisor of the
London Life Insurance Company at
Sault Ste. Marie.
edmond e. price, BCom,MBA(West-
ern Ont.), has been posted to Sydney,
Australia, as assistant trade commissioner
for Canada.
Robert f. snowball, BASc in metallurgical   engineering,  has  been   awarded
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THE BRNK OF NOVR 5C0TIR an Athlone fellowship to England, where
he will study towards a doctorate.
a social work officer at Shaughnessy
Veterans' Hospital. Miss Tomalty had
completed her first year in physical education at McGill when she contracted
polio in 1946. Now a paraplegic, she
chose medical and psychiatric social
work as a career to help others to surmount their problems.
byron l. vickery, BPE, BEd'60, was
awarded his MA from the State University of Iowa in August.
hugh J. barker, BA, has been awarded two trophies for flying proficiency and
officer ability at the R.C.A.F. officer-
training centre at Penhold, Alberta.
peter batchelor, BArch, a Vancouver architect who topped the graduating class at U.B.C. in 1960, has been
awarded a $2,000 travelling scholarship
for study in Europe. Mr. Batchelor has
left to study horizontal-multiple housing
in Western Europe and the Scandinavian
countries for six months and to work
with a town planner in England for another six months. After the year of study
abroad, Mr. Batchelor intends to do
post-graduate work in town planning at
an American university.
edwin r. black, BA (Western Ont.),
MA, has been awarded a $3,000 James
B. Duke Fellowship for Canada. Mr.
Black will study for a PhD in politics
at the Commonwealth Studies Centre,
Duke University, Durham, N.C.
verna irene caunt, BSc, has been
awarded a $2,200 scholarship by the
National Research Council of Canada.
Miss Caunt is now studying for her
master's degree at U.B.C.
ian s. dunn, BA, has won a Canada
Council scholarship of $1,500 to study
linguistics at the University of B.C.
GEORGE       K.       FLEMING,       BEng(NoVa
ScotiaTech.Coll.),MASc, has been appointed a lecturer in mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo,
john m. gilliland, BSc, a post-gradu-
ate student at U.B.C, has won a $7,500
fellowship given by Imperial Oil Limited
to cover a three-year period leading to a
doctorate degree in science. He is the
son of two U.B.C. graduates, henry c
gilliland, BA'29,MA'51, director of
teacher education at Victoria College,
and Mrs. Gilliland, the former katherine Virginia lee, BCom'32.
L. V. Hills
Leonard v. hills, BSc, has been named recipient by the University of B.C. of
the 1961 Shell post-graduate fellowship.
Mr. Hills graduated with an Honours
BSc in geology and is presently engaged
in studies towards his Master's degree.
The Shell fellowship, tenable for one
year, is valued at a maximum of $1,800
and is accompanied by an unrestricted
$500 grant-in-aid to the university to
help in defraying the administrative and
teaching expenses incurred by the award.
Mr. Hill's research work is a stratigra-
phic analysis of microflora (palynology)
of an Eocene basin at Princeton, B.C.
On completion of his MSc, he plans to
attend the University of Alberta for PhD
studies in the same field.
ANN-SHIRLEY     B.     GORDON,     BSN,     has
beer, appointed instructor in nursing and
health in the College of Nursing at the
University of Cincinnati. Miss Gordon
will teach pediatric nursing.
john p. greenhouse, BSc, spent the
summer on Devon Island, 500 miles inside the Arc'ic Circle with a group of
eleven Canadian university students. They
were working on a three-year project
study of an icecap, marine environment
and atmosphere. The project is sponsored by the Arctic Institute of North America. Mr. Greenhouse and a Swiss scientist discovered the ice of glaciers and
icecaps measured up to 2,500 feet thick.
He expects to go north again next May
after spending the winter at U.B.C.
studying for his master of science degree.
Sydney m. f. huckvale, BA, received
her degree in social work at the University of Toronto recently, and is currently
employed as a case worker with the
Children's Aid Society in Toronto.
Elizabeth c lewis, BSc, has won a
National Research Council studentship
for the second time, to continue postgraduate studies during the 1961-62 academic year at the University of B.C. She
is studying for her master of science degree in biochemistry.
'61, has won the W. W. Cook Endowment  Income  Fellowship worth  $5,090
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MO   H.   J.   G.   S.   MERRIMAN,   BVSc(Pun-
jab),MSA, who was born in Kashmir
and came to Canada four years ago, has
joined the federal civil service in Edmonton. He has been appointed a research
officer and posted to the federal Animal
Disease Research Institute at Lethbridge.
Mr. Merriman was recently admitted to
the Alberta Institute of Agrologists.
peter r. robbins, BA, who is reading
political economy at Jesus College, Cambridge, is also rowing. He stroked the
College's summer eight this summer.
colin d. scarfe, BSc, received his
MSc in physics from U.B.C. this fall at
the age of 20. Mr. Scarfe is now at St.
Catherine's College, Cambridge on a
Commonwealth scholarship, working towards a PhD '.n astrophysics.
june m. whaun, MD, having completed her interneship last June at the
Maiyland University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, is now a first-year resident doctor in pediatrics of the Michigan
University Hosoital. She was one cf he
few Canadian or American doctors admitted to attend the Harvard University
Pediatrics Seminar held last January
where the foremost medical experts gave
mrs. glendon woodridge (nee helf..--
c. zukowski, BA) who was married this
summer, has left with her husband, an
engineer, for Kuching, Sarawak. They
will work as members of Canadian Overseas Volunteers, a group devoted to raising living standards in underdeveloped
countries through the persona! services
of recent graduates of Canadian universities. Details of their jobs are being
worked out for them by Sarawak officials.
peter e. braun, BSP, received the E.
L. Woods Memorial prize in Pharmacy
at the annual meeting of the Canadian
Foundation for the Advancement of
Pharmacy held in Hamilton, Ontario.
Mr. Braun submitted the thesis "Immunological Studies on Yeast Phosrhomo-
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is currently working in the drug dispensary at Woodward's Park Royal shopping
centre in West Vancouver.
gyorgy draskoy, BSF (Sopron) is
working with the Department of Education Leadership Development, in St.
John's, Newfoundland. Mr. Draskoy's
varied experiences in Hungary and
Canada and his specialized forestry
training should enable him to make a
contribution particularly to the 4-H boys'
robert s. hager, BCom, who was recently married in Vancouver, is now
studying at the University of California
for a Master of Business Administration
anthony kemp, BSc(Hons.), is the
recipient of the $2,000 Canadian Industries Limited fellowship for graduate work in chemistry. Mr. Kemp, who
came here from England five years ago
and is a graduate in chemistry, will continue his studies towards a PhD at U.B.C.
Joseph david mooney, BA, who received his BA in economics, is the
winner of a $500 Crown Zellerbach
Canada Limited post-graduate scholarship in economics.
donna e. more, BA, has been awarded
the University Women's Club scholarship. Miss More, an anthropology graduate, is taking a year of teacher training
and will be working on an Indian reserve next year.
BASc, both in electrical engineering, and
donald towson, BASc in chemical engineering, have won Athlone fellowships
for two years of advanced work or research in industry or universities in the
United Kingdom.
KENNETH   D.    PAGE,    LLB,    and   ALISON
miller, BA, have received scholarships
from the government of India. Mr. Page
will study for a master's degree in law at
Bombay University and Miss Miller, a
psychologist, will study for her master's
degree at the University of Delhi.
norman pearson, BA, has been
awarded a $1,500 Central Mortgage and
Housing Corporation fellowship for advanced study in community planning.
Mr. Pearson is well-known on the campus for his photography.
gone to Southern Methodist University
in Dallas, Texas on a $1,750 fellowship
from the Southwestern Legal Foundation. He will undertake a master's degree
in Oil and Natural Gas law.
paul e. termansen, MD, has been appointed an interne at the Presbyterian
Medical Centre, San Francisco. The
Presbyterian Medical Centre was created
a year ago when it took over the former
Stanford University Hospitals in San
Francisco and all their facilities. Dr. Termansen is a member of the Canadian
Association of Medical Students and Internes.
thomas derril warren, BA, has been
awarded the Sir James Dunn Foundation
scholarship for $1,500 upon entering the
Dalhousie University Law School.
MR.   AND  MRS.   HENRY  A.   ALBERT,   BCom-
'58, a daughter, Shelley Elizabeth, May
3, 1961, in Vancouver.
BArch'55, a son, Noel Gerard, January 16, 1961, in Vancouver.
MR.    AND    MRS.    CHARLES    B.    M.    BAILEY,
BSA'54, MSA'56, PhD(Reading), (nee
mary e. ellison, BSA'57), a son,
Roger Charles, July 23, 1961, in Lethbridge, Alberta.
BASc'54, MASc'55, a daughter, Catherine  Elaine,   September  6,   1961,   in
Deep River, Ontario.
MR.   AND   MRS.   NOEL   BOSTON,   BASc'59,
(nee ruth levirs, BSN'60), a daughter, Reesa Lynne, October, 1961, in
College Station, Texas, U.S.A.
BA'60, (nee Catherine ann warren-
der, BA'60), a son, Maxwell Allen,
April 24, 1961, in Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
MR.   AND   MRS.   RONALD   L.   CLIFF,   ECom-
'49, (nee june brown, BCom'51), a
son, Ronald Laird, May 11, 1961, in
MR.   AND   MRS.   GEORGE   L.   CRAIG,   BCom-
'48, a daughter, Sherry Louise, July
29,  1961, in Vancouver.
a son, Mark Lester, June 21, 1961, in
'49, a daughter, Elizabeth Ann, June
12, 1961, in Kelowna.
'54, BEd'57, (nee Constance eva
norah mayne, BA'54, BSW'55), a
son, Garth Mayne, June 29, 1961, in
'55, a son, Toby Andrew, April 11,
1961, in Vancouver.
MR.   AND   MRS.   J.   PETER   MADILL,   BCom-
'59, a son, Robert Peter, May 28,
1961, in Vancouver.
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'52, a son, Christopher John Byron,
June 28, 1961, in Vancouver.
MD'60, (nee linda j. simon, BA'58,
BSW'59), a daughter, Audrey Kim,
July 6,  1961, in Montreal, Quebec.
MR.   AND   MRS.   JOHN   B.   ROSS,   BCom'53,
(nee dr. peggy l. e. andreen, MD-
'58), a son, John Bethune, May 16,
1961, in Toronto, Ontario.
'60, a son, Ian Donald, October 20,
1961, in Kelowna.
'57, MSc'59, (nee sarah Margaret
smith, BSc'60), a daughter, Alice lsabelle, April 27, 1961, in Edmonton,
a daughter, Margot Elise, April 14,
1961, in Toronto.
DR.   AND   MRS.   PATRICK  C   T.   WHITE,   BA-
'46, MA(Cantab.), PhD(Minn.), (nee
'48), a daughter, Alison Cameron Teller, March 10, 1961, in Toronto, Ontario.
'52, (nee mary anna morrish, BSN-
'58), a daughter, Elizabeth Jane, July
7, 1961, in Vancouver.
alexander-barlow. Charles William Alexander, BASc'59, to Joyce Anne Barlow, in Vancouver.
allbright-daly. Douglas Allbright to
Eleanor Joy Daly, BA'58, in Vancouver.
armstrong-sanderson. William Spencer
Armstrong, BCom'58, LLB'59, to Barbara G. Sanderson, BA'59, in Vancouver.
biehl-graham. Norman Leslie Biehl,
BA'53, BEd'58, to Lorna Mae Graham, in Vancouver.
brawner-mccartney. Kenneth Leroy
Brawner, BA'57, LLB'58, to Maureen
Dale McCartney, BEd'57, in Vancouver.
bremner-wright. David Gene B-emner,
BCom'59, to Sheelah Louisa Wright,
BHE'59, in Nanaimo.
calkin-petrie. Melvin Gilbert Calkin to
Patricia Joyce Petrie, BA'61, in Victoria.
A Few Copies Left
A History of the University of British Columbi.i
By H. T. Logan
For copies write to:
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38 Campbell - anderson. Norman Larry
Campbell, BCom'61, to Marion Gail
Anderson, BEd'59, in Vancouver.
constantini-meek. Albert Gene Con-
stantini, BA'57, LLB'61, to Lorraine
Kathleen Meek, in Vancouver.
copeland-ransom. Bruce Copeland to
Robin Anne Ransom, BSN'61, in Calgary, Alberta.
cupit-broadfoot. Robert Frank Cupit,
BCom'60, to Goldine Janet Broadfoot,
BSc'60, in Vancouver.
dennison-wright. John David Dennison,
BPE'59, MPE'60, to Linda Catherine
Wright, in Vancouver.
domville - irvine. James de Beaujeu
Domville to Patricia Joan Irvine, BA-
'57, in Montreal, Quebec.
doyle-griffiths. Ronald Glen Doyle,
BASc'60, to Sheila Allison Griffiths, in
draper-fox. James Anson Draper, BA-
'57, to Theresa M. Fox, in Madison,
Wisconsin, U.S.A.
drummond-frier. Arthur D. Drummond, BASc'59, MASc'61, to Margaret Laurie Frier, BSN'60, in Vancouver.
findlater-sands. Bryan Laurence Find-
later, BCom'59, to Sheila Nancy
Sands, in Vancouver.
foorman-steiner. Carl Theodore Foor-
man, Jr., to Leonore Edith Steiner,
BA'51, in Vancouver.
furniss-duncan. Alan Bentley Furniss,
BSF'6C, to Katharine Helen Duncan,
BSc'59, in Vancouver.
geddes-gaetz. Dr. John Geddes to Elizabeth Rae Gaetz, BHE'54, in Edmonton, Alberta.
gee-skwara. John Henry Gee, BCom'59,
to Phyllis Ann Skwara, in Vancouver.
gollner-rogers. James Henry Gollner,
BCom'61, to Lynne Margaret Rogers,
in Vancouver.
greathed-lamb. Edward Donald Grea-
thed, BA'58, to Marguerite Skelton
Lamb, in Leonia, N.J., U.S.A.
haines-mcfetridge. Alfred Rae Haines,
BA'57, to Mary T. McFetridge, BA-
'60, in Vancouver.
heath-driscoll. John Heath, BA'60, to
Diane Isab ' Driscoll, BPE'55, in Vancouver.
herunter-aspol. Herbert Edward He-
runter to Reta Marie Aspol, BSN'59,
in Vancouver.
holland-mckinlay. John H. Holland,
BASc'59, to Sharon McKinlay, in Vancouver.
howell-cathro. Frederick G. W. G.
Howell, BA'58, to Jean Elizabeth
Cathro, BA'61, in Vancouver.
husband-ortengren. John Kimball Husband, BA'56, LLB'60, to Anna Bernice Ortengren, BA'58, in Vancouver.
jones-givins. James Donald Jones, BA-
'60, to Anne Noel Givins, LLB'61, in
julian-swan. Julian Charles Julian,
BA'57, to Ruth Elizabeth Anne Swan,
in Kingston, Ontario.
landskroner-krass. Charles Kenneth
Landskroner to Sandra Etta Krass,
BEd'59, in Vancouver.
lightfoot - nourse. Herbert Douglas
Lightfoot, BASc'52, to Olive Anne
Smillie Nourse, in Richmond, Quebec.
lusztig-bicknell. Peter Alfred Lusztig,
BCom'54, to Rae Joanne Penny Bick-
nell, BA'59, in Vancouver.
luttmerding - mcdonald. Herbert A.
Luttmerding, BSA'61, to Mary Stella
McDonald, in Vancouver.
mcintyre-parker. Albert Bruce Mclntyre to Sharon Joan Parker, BA'60, in
mcintyre - christie. Kenneth Gordon
Mclntyre, R.C.N., BA'54, to Marion
Edith Christie, BA'58, in Vancouver.
macintyre-lane. Roderick Maclntyre to
Wendy-Anne Lane, BSN'61, in Vancouver.
mckimm-coulbourn. Dennis Sidney Mc-
Kirnm, BA'48, BSP'53, to Elsie Lea
Coulbourn, in Vancouver.
mclean-scott. Walter F. McLean, BA-
'57, BD(Knox), to Barbara Muriel
Scott, BEd'60, in Vancouver.
molson-sherman. Hugh Dougall Mol-
son, BA'57, MA(New Zealand), to
Gerda Anne Sherman, on Bowen Island.
murray-hodgins. John Rykert Murray,
BA'57, MD'61, to Gladys Winnifred
Hodgins, MD'61, in Kelowna.
o'reilly-calder. Miles B. O'Reilly to
Joan S. Calder, BHE'58, in Nice,
pritchard-moyls. Ernest Walter Pritchard to Catherine Amy Moyls, BA-
'43, BEd'56, in Vancouver.
pritchard-morris. John Robert Pritchard, BASc'57, MASc'59, to Gail
Elizabeth Morris, in Ottawa, Ontario.
robertson-finn. Thomas Rocke Robertson, BA'60, to Marion Eleanor Finn,
BEd'60, in Vancouver.
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39 Savage-moody. John Kenning Savage, B-
Com'57, to Audrey Ruth Moody, BSN
'57, in Vancouver.
scobbie-seter. John Love Scobbie to
Lorna Ann Seter, BHE'58, in New
shelly-holden. Robert Douglas Bruce
Shelly, BCom'60, to Barbara Gail
Holden, in Vancouver.
silverman-hardie. John Michael Silverman, BA'59, to Dorothy Moffat Hardie, BHE'60, in Carmel, California,
solly-baynes. Geoffrey M. O. Solly,
BASc'61, to Eleanor Ann Baynes, in
standfield - logan-vencta. Derek Hugh
Standfield, BA'55, LLB'56, to Margaret Logan-Vencta, in Ottawa, Ontario.
staniland-rickson. John Phillip Stani-
land, BA'56, to Jean Isabel Rickson,
BSN'58, in Vancouver.
taylor-grant. David Edward Taylor,
BSc'60, to Perry Seafield Grant, in
Brockville, Ontario.
tennant-carey. Paul Richard Tennant,
BA'61, to Susan Mary Carey, BA'61,
in Vancouver.
thompson-leeson. Richard Henry
Thompson to Margaret Mary Lavell
Leeson, BA'59, in Vancouver.
turner-gourlay. Barry Earl Turner,
BSc'59, to Margaret Anne Gourlay, in
underhill-bigelow. John Gerald
George Underhill, BCom'55, to
Wendy Bedford Bigelow, in Victoria.
wainwright-knapp. James Herbert Wain-
wright to Sandra Dorothy Knapp,
BHE'60, in Vancouver.
wales-gordon. David Bertram Wales,
BSc'61, to Lorna Gail Gordon, in
ward-burrows. John F. Ward, BA'56,
MD'60, to Rhoda Anne Burrows, in
Scarsborough, Ontario.
wiedman-boyd. Frank Wiedman, BSW-
'57, MSW'59, to Ruby Eileen Boyd, in
Edmonton, Alberta.
williams-andreen. Roy Gordon Williams, BCom'59, to Carol Inge An-
dreen, BPE'61, in Vancouver.
wills-griffiths. Charles Edwin Wills,
BArch'60, to Linda Louise Griffiths,
in Vancouver.
wolfe-rubinfield. Jack C. Wolfe, B-
Com'53, to Naomi Rubinfield, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
young-stevens. Frederick Alexander
Young, BSc'61, to Nancy Pamela Stevens, in Vancouver.
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francis william vernon, BSc( London), Whitworth Scholar, and professor
emeritus of mechanical engineering, died
September 12, 1961 in Parksville, Vancouver Island, at the age of 69. He was
an Associate member of the Institute of
Mechanical Engineers and Associate Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Born in England, Professor Vernon
came to U.B.C. in 1926 after receiving
his degree, when he was appointed to
teach mechanical engineering. He retired in 1957 but continued as a special
lecturer in the department. While a
member of the U.B.C. staff Professor
Vernon held numerous industrial appointments including that of structural
and mechanical designer for the B.C.
Electric and plant engineer for Boeing
Aircraft Company. He is survived by his
wife, Edna, in Vancouver, and a sister,
Miss F. Vernon, in England.
D.S.O., E.D., Q.C, BA, LLD'45, died
October 20, 1961 in Vancouver at the
age of 56. While at U.B.C, he was associate editor of the Ubyssey, represented
the university in intercollegiate debating
and played on the rugby team. He was
called to the B.C. bar in 1929. Brig.
Murphy was an army man from the time
he was 15 years of age when he joined
the 31st Battery, Field Artillery, in Vancouver. He had reached the rank of
major in the militia when he reverted to
the rank of captain to go overseas with
the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry at the outbreak of the Second
World War. He was promoted to the
rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1942 and
took command of the B.C. Dragoons
Regiment in the United Kingdom. He
rose to the rank of brigadier and in 1944
was placed in command of the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade.
Brig. Murphy was appointed to the
Vancouver Police Commission in 1955
and served until March, 1958. He was
a member of the Alumni Association
(president in 1931-32), the B.C. and
Canadian Bar Association and a trustee
of the Poppy and Last Post funds.
Besides being a partner in Campney,
Owens and Murphy and president of Canadian Western Pipe Mills Ltd., he was
a director of many companies.
Brig. Murphy was the son of the late
Mr. Justice Denis Murphy, BA, PhD
(Ottawa Coll.), LLD'36, who served on
U.B.C.'s Board of Governors during the
years 1917-1935, and 1938-1946. Three
of Brig. Murphy's brothers and sisters
also graduated from U.B.C; Mrs. John
Creighton (nee Sally Murphy, BA'23),
the late Denis W. Murphy, BA'29, and
the late Paul D. Murphy, BA'29. Another sister, Mrs. Margaret MacFadyen,
is living in Watchung, New Jersey. He
leaves his wife, Mary, and two daughters, Mrs. Walter Green, and Patty, all
of Vancouver.
helen M. Sutherland, BA, died suddenly on August 29, 1961 in Vancouver.
Squadron Leader Sutherland had just retired as senior social welfare officer of
the R.C.A.F. She was medical social service consultant to the Social Welfare
Branch of the Provincial Department of
Welfare, B.C., before joining the R.C.A.-
F. to form and head their Social Welfare
Office in Ottawa. She held a master's degree in medical social work from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts-
Miss Sutherland had returned to Vancouver to become assistant director of
social services at the Vancouver General
Hospital. She is survived by her brother,,
Dr. W. H. Sutherland, Vancouver, and.
two sisters, Mrs. Patricia Hinton, Toronto, Ontario, and Miss Shirley Ann Sutherland of Vancouver.
farley b. Dickinson, BSA, died July
11, 1961 at the age of 51, in Vancouver.
Born in Arrowhead, he lived in Chilliwack as a child and taught school for
a number of years in the Kootenay and
Okanagan districts. During 1936 Mr.
Dickinson worked on the streetcars
which started a lifelong affiliation with
the B.C. Electric where he worked under
the comptrollers office until his death. In
1941 he helped organize the Street Rail-
waymen's Credit Union. He was director
of the Stry Credit Union, B.C. Credit
Union League, B.C. Central Credit
Union and the National Association of
Credit Unions. He leaves his wife, Ruth,
and one son, Daryl.
william m. mercer, BCom, died suddenly on August 30, 1961 at the age of
42, in Vancouver. Born and raised in
B.C., Mr. Mercer graduated from U.B.C.
w'th honours. He held positions with the
Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Department of Transport and Provincial Forestry Department in B.C. before joining
Powell River Company Limited as economist and becoming involved in the development of a pension plan for employees of that Company. It was then
that he realized the difficulty of obtaining independent advice on pension matters and decided to do something about
it. This decision led to his major business achievement—the creation of William M. Mercer Limited. The company
was sold in 1959 to Marsh and McLennan Ltd., William M. Mercer Ltd. remaining a separate company with Mr.
Mercer as chairman of the board. Mr.
Mercer's book, the Canadian Handbook
of Pension and Welfare Plans, is a recognized text book in this field. He was
director and member of several clubs
and organizations. Surviving him are his
wife, the former Mary Florence Dun-
field, BASc(N)'43, and six children, a
sister and brother, and his mother, all
of Vancouver.
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MP-621 U.B.C. Alumni Association Directory
honorary president—N. A. M. MacKenzie, C.M.G., M.M. and Bar, Q.C, BA, LLB(Dalhou
sie), LLM(Harvard), LLD(Mount Allison, New
Brunswick, Toronlo, Ottawa, Bristol, Alberta,
Glasgow, Dalhousie, St. Francis Xavier, McGill,
Sydney, Rochester, Alaska, California), DCL
(Whitman, Saskatchewan), DScSoc(Laval), President of the University of British Columbia.
Board of Management
Executive Committee: president—Wm. C. Gibson, BA'33, MSc(McGill), DPhiKOxon.), MD,
CM (McGill); past president—Donovan F.Miller, BCom'47, SM(M.I.T.); first vice-president
—Franklin E. Walden, BCom'38, CA; second
vice-president—Mrs. John H. Stevenson, BA,
BCom'40; third vice-president—Patrick L. McGeer, BA(Hons.)'48, PhD (Princeton), MD*58;
treasurer—H. Frederick Field, BA, BCom'40,
CA. members-at-laroe (Terms expire 1962) —
Paul S. Plant, BA'49; Ben B. Trevino, LLB'59;
Mrs. Kenneth M. Walley, BA'46. (Terms expire
1963)—Mrs. David C. Ellis, BA'36; Alan M.
Eyre, BASc'45; John D. Taggart, LLB'49; Roderick MacDonald, LLB'50; Alan Pierce, BA'49.
Degree Representatives: agriculture—John L.
Gray, BSA'39; applied science—Alec H. Rome,
BASc'44; architecture—R. S. Nairne, BA'47,
BArch'51; arts—Miss Vivian C. Vicary, BA'33;
commerce—Kenneth F. Weaver, BCom'49;EDU-
cation—Paul N. Whitley, BA'22; forestry—
William P. T. McGhee, BA'46, BSF'47; home
economics—Miss Anne E. Howorth, BHE'52;
law—Bryan Williams, BCom'57, LLB'58; medicine—Dr. Ralph M. Christensen, BA'50, MD'54;
nursing—Miss Alice J. Baumgart, BSN'58; pharmacy—D. B. Franklin, BSP'52; physical education—J. Reid Mitchell, BPE'49, BEd'55; science
—Joseph H. Montgomery, BSc'59, MSc'60; social work—Gordon R. Wright, BA'50, BSW'52,
Ex Officio Members: Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA-
'51, BSW'53, director, U.B.C. Alumni Association; assistant director, U.B.C. Alumni Association; presidents of Alumni branches; John K.
Foster, BASc'61, president, 1961 graduating
class; Alan Cornwall, A.M.S. president; Pat
Glenn, Students' Council representative.
senate representatives — Nathan T. Nemetz,
Q.C, BA'34; J. Norman Hyland, BCom'34;
Mark Collins, BA, BCom'34.
Okanagan Mainline
University Association
president: Dr. E. M. Stevenson, MD (Western
Ont.), 3105-31st Street, Vernon.
kamloops—Roland   G.   Aubrey,   BArch'51,   242
Victoria Street.
kelowna—R. C.  Wannop,  BASc'50, 409 Park
Oliver—Rudolf P. Guidi, BA'53, BEd'55, Principal, Elementary School.
osoyoos—Wm.  D. MacLeod,  BA'51, Principal,
Elementary-Junior High School.
penticton—Mrs. Odetta Mathias, BSA'39, MS-
A'41,  148 Roy Avenue East, R.R. No. 2.
revelstoke—Mrs. H. J. MacKay, BA'38, 202-
6th Street East.
salmon arm—C. H. Millar, BSP'49, Box 176.
summerland—Mrs.   N.  O.  Solly,  BA'31,   R.R.
No. 1.
Regional Organizations
Fraser Valley
University Association
president: Mrs. G. E. W. Clarke, BSA'22, Box
1261, Abbotsford.
vice-president: Mr. Hunter Vogel, HA'58,
Cloverdale Paint & Chemical Co., Langley.
secretary-treasurer: William H. Grant, BEd-
'47, Box 37, Abbotsford.
members-at-large: Frank Wilson, MA'37, Box
178, Chilliwack; Dr. Mills F. Clarke, BSA'35,
MSA'37, Box 176, Agassiz; Norman Severide, BA'49, LLB'50, Severide & Mulligan,
Wright Building, Drawer 400, Langley.
ex officio: Cecil Hacker, BA'33, Publisher,
Abbotsford News, P.O. Box 40, Abbotsford.
Vancouver Island Regional
Planning Committee
president—David R. Williams, BA'48, LLB'49,
Box 280, Duncan.
albf.rni-pori   ai.berni—W. Norman Burgess,
BA'40, BEd'48, Box 856, Alberni.
Campbell river—Mrs. W. J. Logie, BA'29, Box
chemainus—A. Gordon Brand, BCom'34, MacMillan, Bloedel & Powell River Co. Ltd.
courtenay-comox—H-"-old S. S. Maclvor, BA-
'48, LLB'49, Box 160.
ladysmith—Mrs. T.  K. Boggs, BA'29, Box 37.
nanaimo—Hugh B. Heath, BA'49, LLB'50, Box
parksville-qualicum—J.   L.   Nicholls,   BA'36,
BEd'53, Principal, Junior-Senior High School,
Qualicum Beach.
victoria—David  Feme,  BCom'54,   1681  Derby
Branches and Contacts
British Columbia
alice arm—Harry Bapty, BASc'47.
Bella coola—MUton C. Sheppard, BA'53. BEd-
'54, Box 7.
bralorne—Charles  M.   Campbell,  BA,BASc'38,
Manager, Bralorne Mines.
castleoar—Edwin   McGauley,   BA'51,   LLB'52,
Box 615.
cloverdale—Rees L. Hugh, BA'53, Box 730.
cranbrook—Eric    C.     MacKinnon,    233 - 14th
Avenue S.
creston—R. L. Morrison, BA'28, BASc'29.
dawson  creek—Mr.   and  Mrs.   Roger  F.  Fox,
BA'51, 412-99th Street.
fernie—Kenny N. Stewart, BA'32, The Park.
grand   forks—James   Henniger,   MD'54,   Box
haney—G.  Mussallem,  c/o Haney Motors.
hatzic—Reeve   W.   R.   Jack,   BA'35,   MA'37,
Ferncliff Gardens.
hope—Roy  Felix  Thorstenson,   BA'40,   District
Superintendent of Schools, Drawer 700.
invermere—Mrs. G. A. Duthie.
kimberley—Wm.  H. R. Gibney, BASc'50, 26 -
1st Avenue, Chapman Camp.
ladner—L. L.  Goodwin,  BA'51, BEd'54,  Principal,   Ladner  Elementary   School,   P.O.   Box
lillooet—D.  Ian Cameron,  BA'49,  c/o  B.C.
Electric Company,  Shalalth.
mission city—Fred A.  Boyle, BA'47, LLB'50,
P.O. Box 628, Arcade Building, I2th Street.
nelson—Leo   S.   Gansner,   BA,BCom'35,   c/o
Garland, Gansner & Arlidge,  Box 490.
ocean falls—John Graham, BASc'50, Box 598.
port  mellon—L.  C.  Hempsall,  BASc'50,   Box
Powell river—Donald Stewart, BASc'46, 4557
Willingdon Avenue.
prince   george—George   W.   Baldwin,   BA'50,
LLB'51, 2095 McBride Crescent.
prince rupert—James T. Harvey, Q.C, BA'28,
P.O. Box 188.
quesnel—C. Gordon Greenwood, BEd'44, Box
smithers—Laurence   W.   Perry,   LLB'50,   P.O.
Box 790.
trail—R.   Deane,  BASc'43,   1832  Butte  Street,
white   rock—Mr.   and   Mrs.   Lynn   K.   Sully,
BSA'44,   BA'40,   L.   K.   Sully   &   Co.,   14933
Washington Avenue.
Williams   lake—Mrs.   C   Douglas   Stevenson,
BA'27, Box 303.
Canada (except B.C.)
Atlantic provinces—Dr. Parzival Copes, BA-
'49, MA'50, 36 Golf Avenue, St. John's Newfoundland.
calgary, alberta—Richard H. King, BASc'36,
Oil & Conservation Board, 603 - 6th Avenue,
deep river, Ontario—Dr. Walter M. Barss,
BA'37, MA'39, PhD'42, 60 Laurier Avenue.
Montreal, P.Q.—Lloyd Hobden, BA'37, MA-
'40, 28 Arlington Avenue, Westmount, Montreal 6.
Ottawa, Ontario—Thomas E. Jackson, BA'37.
516 Golden Avenue, Highland Park Drive,
Ottawa 3.
Peterborough, Ontario—R. A. Hamilton, BASc'36, 640 Walkerfield Avenue.
regina, Saskatchewan—Gray A. Gillespie, B-
Com'48, c/o Gillespie Floral Ltd., 1841
Scarth Street.
saskatoon, Saskatchewan—Dr. J. Pepper, BA-
'39, MA'41, Dept. of Chemistry, University
of Saskatchewan.
Toronto, Ontario—John Ridington, BCom'56,
2 Lome Avenue, Toronto 18.
welland, Ontario—Charles Connaghan, BA'59,
MA'60, Box 238, Fonthill.
Winnipeg, Manitoba—E. W. H. Brown, BA'34,
Manager,  Hudson's Bay Company.
Australia—Edmund E. Price, BCom'59, Box
3952, G.P.O.,  Sydney.
united kingdom—Mrs. J. W. R. Adams, BA-
'23, Thurnham Grange, Thurnham near Maidstone, Kent, England.
United States
W. Pickler, BA'22, 291 Alvarado Road, Zone
5; menlo park—Charles A. Holme, BCom-
'50, 940 Cotton Street; san Francisco—Dr.
Oscar E. Anderson, BA'29, MA'31, 185 Gray-
stone Terrace; santa clara—Mrs. Fred M.
Stephen, BA'25, 381 Hayes Avenue; Stanford
—Harold J. Dvrk. BA'53, Building 315, Apt.
14, Stanford Village.
California, southern—Los angeles—Mrs. Elizabeth Berlot, BA'40, #40 - 3806 Carnavon
Way, Zone 27.
Honolulu, Hawaii—Donald M. McArthur, BA-
'21, 295 Wailupe Cir.
new york, new york—Miss Rosemary Brough,
BA'47, #4L-214 East 51st Street.
Portland, Oregon—Dr. David B. Charlton, BA-
'25, 2340 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1048.
Seattle, Washington—Frederick L. Brewis, B-
Com'49, 10714 Lakeside Avenue, N. E., Zone
spokane, Washington—Don W. Hammersley,
BCom'46, 212 Symmons Building.
Other Countries
Germany—Miss Inga Walter, BA'60, 7 Gryphi-
usstr., Hamburg 39.
Israel—Arthur H. Goldberg, BA'48, P.O. Box
1713, Haifa.
japan—Takashi   Kiuchi,    MA'60,    13,6-Chome,
Iigura-machi, Azabu, Mlnato-Ku, Tokyo.
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