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VOLUME 25, NO. 1, SPRING 1971
DEBATE: Should Faculty Ranks
Be Abolished?
Pro: Dr. Walter Young
Con: Dr. Cyril Belshaw
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seem that faculty rank has always been with us, not in recent
times have we examined its utility,
its purposes and its consistency.
It is my opinion that rank serves
no useful purpose in the university, that moreover, it is inconsistent with the goals of the university, engages an unjustifiable
amount of faculty time, and is
a constant source of rancour, suspicion and mistrust. And, at the
present time, it bears no relation
whatsoever to the salary scale.
Presumably, rank indicates, in
a public way, the university's recognition of a faculty member's
abilities and service as a scholar,
teacher and university citizen. The
presumption is that Professors are
qualitatively better scholars, citizens and teachers than Associate
Professors who are, in their turn,
better than Assistant Professors
who are better than Instructors.
In fact, of course, this is not so.
Promotion is as much a function
of length of service as anything
since, clearly, no one who is kept
on faculty and granted tenure is
presumably deficient in the three
categories and most, if not all, who
stay will, in the fullness of time,
become Professors. Perhaps this
was not always so; it is the case
Not infrequently attempts are
made to establish sets of criteria
for promotion such that a given
rank will presumably reflect some
measurable difference from the
rank below it. Despite the earnestness of these efforts, the result is
more labour, more invidiousness.
The criteria masquerade as quantifiable—as if this is justification:
number of books, number of articles, number of pages, percentage of student support in teaching
evaluation. Yet anyone who examines the results of the system
across the university will see that
fairness has not been achieved and
pragmatic considerations — market, compassion, favoritism—
have not been eliminated. The assertion of standards and steadfastness in their application is illusory.
If we were to grant that rank
did in fact indicate qualitative
differences, it is manifest that the
Continued p. 6
Should faculty ranks
be abolished?
This question is debated
in a new and, hopefully,
regular feature of the
Dr. Walter Young, BA'55,
head of political science,
argues that academic
ranks serve no useful
function and should be
Dr. Cyril Belshaw, head of
anthropology and sociology, argues for retention
of ranks, stating that critical
evaluation of faculty colleagues is a vital university function.
Cyril Belshaw
THERE IS A CERTAIN UTOPIAN appeal about Walter Young's proposal to eliminate professional
ranks which strikes a responsive
chord in most of us although it is
linked with a highly cynical view
of processes of academic judgment
in this university. Yet academic
judgment is surely what a university is about. If we are doing that
job badly, in classroom and out,
we must do it better. The pretence
that academic judgment does not,
or should not, exist, is one of two
or three major threats to the integrity of the university community and to the quality of intellectual life in our society. It has many
manifestations, from avoidance of
the task of making critical judgments in the classroom, to avoidance of making judgments about
the quality of our academic work
(both teaching and research) as it
is addressed to students and colleagues. I see Dr. Young's proposal to abolish rank—by extending it—as part of this pattern.
First, let me say that in many
respects we are dealing with a
non-issue. Nobody is really going
to defend the particular details of
the form of rank, manifested
through particular titles, that applies in UBC today. With the
possible exception of the title of
full Professor, it doesn't really
matter who is called what.
Furthermore, Dr. Young is not
arguing against the title "Professor". He merely says that everybody teaching at a university
should have it. As the experience
of Europe should surely indicate,
this step alone does not eliminate
rank. In the North American
scene it would merely hide it. It
would be one more pretence that
a university, dedicated to quality,
does not make quality distinctions.
I find the proposal to be based on
a naive analysis of the university
social system, and to lead to a
situation in which hypocrisy
would prevail. I would find it
much more honest, and almost acceptable, if the proposal were to
do away with the title "Professor"
altogether, and if it were to be
admitted that this action would
not affect the need to undertake
judgmental distinctions about the
Continued p. 6 Young/continued . . .
relative importance of various aspects of each of the three areas
of service, and of the areas as between themselves, varies markedly from faculty to faculty, and
within faculties, from department
to department. What earns a professorship in one faculty would
only just merit an associate professorship in another, while in
some departments would be considered only a basis for tenure.
Yet the public accolade of promotion makes no such distinctions. A professor, it is assumed,
is a professor, is a professor.
If in fact it was possible to
assess service equitably across the
university there would still be no
serious justification for rank. Presumably in the pursuit of knowledge all are colleagues, all are
students. Scholarly investigation
gains no validity from the rank of
the investigator. It must stand on
its merits as scholarship.
It is equally clear that the notion that scholars, teachers, citizens need to be rewarded by promotion for their achievement is
specious. The "publish or perish"
dogma has been soundly condemned by officials of this university often enough that further condemnation seems hardly necessary. But though this university
officially denounces the dogma, it
nevertheless enshrines it in the
system of rank for it is an established fact that without an "adequate" publication record, promotion is denied. Recent events have
made it clear that scholarly production is a necessary condition
for promotion and tenure. Rank,
it has been argued, is good for
productivity. Yet this must be
confronted as a corrosive doctrine. One does research because
one is a scholar, one teaches because one believes in education,
one participates in the university
community because one accepts
the responsibility to do so. These
done from ambition are reprehensible and suspect.
At the present time the administration of the system of promotion consumes a wholly unwarranted amount of faculty time and
energy. The process begins in
September   at   the   departmental
level, there involving meetings,
evaluation of colleagues, preparation of lengthy dossiers and the
soliciting of opinions from faculty
at other universities. At this level
the procedure sows discord, acrimony and suspicion. Faculty
members who are considered but
not recommended, naturally, view
their senior colleagues with something less than warm respect.
Those recommended but ranked
low, are equally distressed. The
department head, seldom a figure
of universal affection, burdened
with the paperwork, is often subject to countless hours of argument and caustic analysis by the
parties concerned. The same process continues when the matter is
considered at higher levels, first
by the dean of faculty and his
advisory committee and finally by
the president's senior appointments committee.
There was a time when rank
and salary were linked. That is no
longer true. Today rank and salary are separate. Then, at least,
promotion meant a substantial
pay increase. Today rank means
no more than the successful transit
of three levels of university bureaucracy, no mean feat admittedly,
but an exercise devoid of any intrinsic value and fundamentally at
odds with academic goals. And if
salary floors are to be re-established it makes more sense to base
them on years of service and
experience than on rank.
At the present time there is no
explicit relationship between rank
and tenure although it is customary to appoint full professors with
tenure. The proposal in this paper
is not directed toward the procedures concerning granting or
denying tenure. They are properly
a separate question.
I strongly suggest that the present system of rank be abandoned
at this university and that it be replaced by the occupational designation "professor" to be applied to
all full-time academic employees.
Dr. Young's proposal has been presented
to the UBC Faculty Association and will
be discussed at its March meeting. If the
proposal is adopted by faculty, it will be
presented to the Board of Governors for
possible implementation as policy. □
Belshaw/continued . . .
quality of our colleagues.
The real issues behind Dr.
Young's argument are much more
serious. His line of reasoning reinforces false stereotypes of the
processes which go on in the university, which I would have expected him to understand better.
These, I may add, are clearly far
from perfect, but the attempt to
improve them is worthy of more
attention than half-baked proposals to sweep the issues under
the carpet.
First, let me clear up a minor
point. Dr. Young raises the point
that rank and salary do not go
together. This is only partially
true, and, incidentally, is not true
at most other North American
universities. Insofar as it is true,
it is only because (a) at this point
in time our salary floors are ridiculously low given the present market, and (b) we have no ceilings
for rank. But it still does happen
that promotion, particularly rapid
promotion, carries with it a more
than normal salary raise.
The most revelatory point
which Dr. Young advances is that
rank is associated with a system
of appraisal. It is curious indeed that academics get so worked
up about promotion if the ranks
really don't mean anything. It is
curious also that in one statement
Dr. Young regards the outcome
of the present method to be the
awarding of rank for long service,
yet in another he regards years of
service (and experience) to be the
best criterion for monetary reward. He is in fact saying, let us
not make judgments about the
academic contribution of our colleagues, let us be time-servers.
I argue the reverse. If we are
too timid and insecure to accept
academic criticism, particularly
when we are protected by the privileged position of tenure, and to
engage in debate about the quality
of our ideas, we should not be in a
If we refuse to take this responsibility and administer it ourselves, somebody else—you know
who—will do it for us. It is a
reasonable and legitimate thing to
ask us to maintain intellectual
standards, by appraisal and dis-
. . . continued p. 35 Two famous
Canadian compacts.
The Apollo 11 lunar module.
Designed byOwen Maynard,
a Canadian.
When it comes to technology some people seem to think that
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For instance, the Apollo 11 lunar module and everything that made
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L^H A few years back, there was a
-*-*- revolution in a little Caribbean
state that sparked a delightful court
case in the United States. What triggered the court action was that the
new revolutionary government
quickly set about seizing property of
the American Banana Company
located in the country. So the aggrieved American Banana sued. Who
did it sue? The revolutionary government that had taken its property? Not
likely. None other than a rival U.S.
company, the United Fruit Company.
As soon became clear, United Fruit
had not only financed and directed
the revolution but had gratefully accepted—for its trouble—the seized
property of American Banana.
Now, why American Banana ultimately lost the case is not of concern
to us here. Rather, what is interesting
is the manner in which United Fruit
went about getting the government of
its choice. There appears to have
been no question in the mind of
United Fruit executives but that what
was good for United Fruit was good
for the country, if not for American
Banana. What it came down to was
a personnel problem—finding the
right people for the government jobs
—which United Fruit solved. Perhaps American Banana's real complaint was that it didn't think of the
idea first.
Well, that's business. Here in Canada, of course, we've had nearly
104 years of governmental stability
and no corporation has yet felt the
need to have a revolution to get what
it wants from us. And there is no reason to assume this will change in the
immediate future. Such blatant exer
cise of power would probably be considered bad form today. And, anyway, Canada is considerably richer
and more powerful than the little
Carribean state that fell to United
Fruit. Yet, that doesn't mean we
should simply rest easy. The philosophy expressed by United is not
dead. What is only just being realized
is that large, modern, international
corporations are presenting new,
more subtle, more sophisticated challenges to the authority of nation
The new problems have come with
growth. In the years since the Second
World War, some corporations have
grown to gigantic size. General Motors, the biggest in the world, is a
good example. In 1968, it had sales
of $22 billion, which means that it
produced and sold more than dozens
of so-called nation states and about
one-third of the Gross National Product of Canada. Of course, if the
operations of General Motors were
confined to the United States, then
the problems would all be those of
the United States. But in fact such
corporations do not confine their
operations to their own countries.
They buy, sell and produce in a variety of different countries. In other
words, they see the whole world as
their oyster. And that's when problems start.
Consider Canada. Historically
hungry for development, Canada has
welcomed direct investment by outsiders. So much so that now some of
our industries are almost wholly
owned outside the country. Automobiles—97 per cent foreign-controlled;   rubber   products—97   per
cent foreign-controlled; chemicals—
78 per cent foreign-controlled; aircraft production—78 per cent foreign-controlled and electrical products—77 per cent.
And that's to name just a few.
Theoretically, these foreign-owned
corporations are under the control of
Canadian law, just as Canadian-
owned corporations are. But, even
the federal government has doubts as
to whether they really are. The problem is that international (or multinational) corporations have the ability
to avoid, if not evade, government
policy. They can shift their resources
and alter their operations both geographically and through time. They
can shift purchases and production
among their subsidiaries. They can
divert investments. They can transfer
management and manpower. In
other words, if they aren't treated exactly the way they want to be, they
can go elsewhere. And that can hurt
the host country. The result, says
Ron Basford, BA'55, LLB'56, Canadian Minister of Consumer and
Corporate Affairs, is that —"because
international corporations have alternatives, individual governments
are in a negotiating rather than a controlling position." While me and thee
are subject to the law, these privileged giant corporate concerns "negotiate" it.
But it goes much further than that.
One of Basford's greatest concerns is
that these corporations, because of
their size and foreign nationality, can
frequently ignore Canadian policy
entirely. For example, to the extent
that a multinational corporation can
generate funds independently from
such sources as its parent company
or from retained earnings, it may be
able to limit the effectiveness of a
country's monetary policy. Or it may
escape tax laws in the absence of
adequate monitoring facilities. Or it
may frustrate laws against monopoly
or restrictive trade practices by simply doing acts banned in Canada
somewhere outside the boundaries of
Canada where Canadian law doesn't
apply. Thus, if two or three international firms carve up a world market
between them and engage in price
fixing, market allocation arrangements and other restrictive practices,
there is little or nothing the government of Canada—or any other
country acting alone—can do about
9 "Canada
is the
Basford frequently points to two
examples relating to Canada. The
first concerns drugs. The government
of Canada a few years ago established "beyond any doubt" that the
price level of patented drugs was
much higher in Canada than in many
other countries. Says Basford: "Because of the relatively high level of
incomes in Canada and because international drug firms were able to
take advantage of barriers to trade
between countries, they adopted the
traditional policy of the monopolist
of charging what the traffic will
bear." But even when Canada responded with legislation limiting the
patent monopolies in Canada to allow for competitive manufacture and
import of drugs the problem was not
solved. There has since been evidence of action being taken by the
large drug firms to cut off a source of
supply to small Canadian firms which
have licences to import approved
drugs. What the drug manufacturers
can't do in Canada, they are doing
abroad—and they are frustrating
Canadian policy.
The second example involves farm
machinery. A Royal Commission
documented this case. Four companies, supplying 68 per cent of the
tractors sold in Canada, were found
to be building tractors in lower-cost,
high-volume British plants and then
selling them to Canadian farmers at
artificially high U.S. prices. How?
Because they wouldn't allow direct
importation into Canada from British dealers or agents. In fact, the
commission found dealers to be intimidated "by an undercurrent of
fear of exposure to some overriding
power of the manufacturers."  "In
both the drug industry and the farm
machinery industry," concludes Basford, "multinational corporations
have sought to impose private barriers to trade, in order to segment
world markets and to charge what the
traffic will bear in each segment of
the market."
Of course, higher prices are an immediate and relatively easy-to-prove
cost of multinational corporations.
What is not clear so far are the long-
term costs to a nation such as Canada. Do any economic benefits outweigh the various costs? Do they hurt
a country politically? Can they destroy a culture?
In Canada, at least, there is some
feeling that the much talked about
benefits of such foreign investment
are illusory. For example, McGill
University economist, Kari Levitt, in
her book Silent Surrender, opposes
the widely-held view that outside direct investment actually develops a
country. She accepts a definition of
development which is based on
changes in economic life arising not
from outside but from within, from a
country's own initiative. By this
definition, she contends, Canada is
the world's richest underdeveloped
And University of B.C. economist,
Dr. Gideon Rosenbluth, who served
on the federal government Watkins
task force on foreign ownership, says
that, while he sees no general case
that Canada suffers economic losses
because of foreign investment, "I
also don't think, in spite of the many
attempts that have been made to do
it, that you could make a general case
that we've had any great gains from
foreign investment." In fact, he suggests that since the Second World
War, the two countries where standard of living has risen most rapidly
are Japan and West Germany—-both
of which limited direct U.S. investment. "I think," says Rosenbluth,
"that the proposition that the multinational corporation has been the
vehicle of international improvement
of standard of living would be very
hard to demonstrate."
Some of the problems with multinational corporations stem from the
fact they frequently take a so-called
"global" view of their operations. By
this is meant that when such corporations act, they act for the benefit of
the corporation as a whole and not
for the benefit of, say, the segment
located in Canada. Clearly the scope
for conflict is great. Often, the wishes
of Canada and the wishes of the international corporation will be in
Such difficulties are increased,
however, by the fact that so-called
multinational corporations are frequently not really multinational in
any true sense—but are simply international extensions of national corporations. Thus, top management,
research and development and various support services may all be located in the home country of the
international firm. Other countries
may be limited to having branch
plants with imported management.
One result is to limit opportunities
for the development of managerial
and entrepreneurial talent in the
country where the branch plant is
located. In Canada, it has been found
that there is a lack of Canadians
among senior managers and directors
of branch plants located in Canada.
Another result may be a certain economic instability for the branch plant
country. In bad times, such corporations may close down branch plants
before closing down those located in
the home country. And finally, the
tendency of international corporations to wholly own their foreign subsidiaries may seriously limit investment opportunities of individuals in
the branch plant country. Sometimes,
out of sheer lack of investment opportunity, they will wind up investing
in the parent company. But in so
doing, they may be providing the
company with the funds to buy up
more of the investor's own country.
In Europe, it has been estimated that
only 10 per cent of the American investment dollars spent there actually
originate in the United States. The
rest are dollars loans, credits, subsidies and local (i.e., European)
earnings of the American companies.
As J. J. Servan-Schreiber discovered
in researching his book, The American Challenge, "We pay them to buy
Politically, concern has been expressed that multinational corporations present dangers to the sovereignty of the countries where they
locate. Rosenbluth, for example, is
concerned about the question of
extra-territorial application of laws
of the home country of the corporation. By this is meant that the home
country may seek to enforce its own
laws on those branches of the company located abroad. In Canada, there have been instances of this in which American
laws relating to trading with the
enemy, anti-trust and monetary
policy have been applied to subsidiaries of American companies here—
although both governments have
tried to hush such matters up, says
Rosenbluth. "Anytime anything has
come out as a kind of crisis, the
'solution' has always been to make
some sort of accommodation. But the
point is that you're always at the
mercy of voluntary restraints imposed on themselves by the American government to smooth the
troubled waters."
Another problem relates to the
political power exercised here by
branch plants. Explains Rosenbluth:
"In any capitalist country, the people
who run large corporations have very
significant political power, which
they exercise. If you have a particularly large proportion of your large
firms controlled all in one country—
and that's the case here, then in fact
all this political influence exercised
as a matter of course by large business is external political influence.
And there's a real loss of sovereignty
But the most chilling warning
about the dangers of this kind of investment comes from Charles Burchill, head of the department of history and economics at Royal Roads,
who wrote recently about the danger
of outside military intervention to
protect investments made by foreigners. "The tendency for foreign investment to be followed by political and
military interference in the domestic
affairs of the host country by the
government of the investing country
has behind it a long and dishonorable
history," he said.
Of course, many would argue that
Canada would never find herself in
very serious conflict with the United
States because of a similarity of outlooks. But at least one student of
multinational corporations would
suggest that this is because of the
effect these corporations have already had upon our culture. Don
Wells, a UBC economics student
writing a thesis on multinational corporations, suggests that the corporations have already closed off the socialist option for Canada because of
the vested interest the U.S. already
has here. But in addition, he suggests,
they   have   a   homogenizing   effect,
"homogenization of values through
created demand, homogenization of
values through the expansion of
organization and the values the corporate organizations imply." In other
words, cultures are adapted to the
multinational corporation's demands
and needs, not the other way around.
The solution? The recently-established Canada Development Corporation? Ownership restrictions?
Cooperation among governments to
control gigantic corporate organizations? Establishment of so-called
"world" corporations under the auspices and regulation of the United
Nations? All have been suggested.
Whatever the eventual choice, it
might be well to bear in mind the
following: In 1969, multinational
corporations accounted for 7.5 per
cent of the free world's economy. But
a recent study by the Economic
Council of Canada predicts that
within 20 years, they may account
for 50 per cent.D
Vancouver freelance writer Keith
Bradbury, BA'66, LLB'69, is a
former Vancouver Sun reporter.
He was editor of The Ubyssey in
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11 A Day
In The Life Of
A Medical Student
morning Margaret Rose, fourth-
year UBC medical student enters the
front door of Willow Pavilion and
turns along one of the drab, green-
walled corridors of Vancouver General Hospital. She stops at the coat
hooks just outside the nurses' station
and hangs up her coat.
"Good morning Dr. Rose," says a
nurse as she goes by.
As a fourth-year student, Margaret isn't in fact a doctor yet, but,
under a new arrangement with the
hospital, she's entitled to be called
"doctor". This is because for the first
time this year fourth-year medical
students are allowed to practise
medicine. Under an arrangement
with the B.C. College of Physicians
and Surgeons, they are registered as
temporary physicians and, as a result, do the work of interns. There
are two exceptions: they can't prescribe narcotics outside the hospital
and they can't sign death certificates.
Their "year" comprises 14
months. They spend six weeks at
UBC's psychiatric unit, six weeks at a
hospital of their choice anywhere in
B.C. and the rest of the time on the
wards of Vancouver General Hospital. If this new program is successful
it could mean that UBC medical students studying to be specialists will in
future spend only three years instead
of the present four as residents.
Text/Joyce Bradbury
The enthusiasm the students have
for this scheme is evident. Margaret
says she's happier this year than she's
ever been.
"The first three years of medical
school were academic and tension-
producing," she recalls. "We were all
so compulsive about studying and
there was nothing practical to build
our self-confidence. I was so desperate I used to go down to VGH emergency and tag along with the
Now she spends most of her time
at the hospital. She's on call—which
means a 24-hour shift—every two to
three days. Obstetrics, Margaret
says, is the most hectic. One weekend
she was on the ward from 8 a.m.
Saturday morning until 7 a.m. Sunday and after one-and-a-half hours
sleep worked another eight-hour
shift. That, she admits, doesn't happen all the time but after 11 months
on the job this year's fourth-year
students are all feeling pretty tired.
This morning, as she talks, she
tucks her brown hair beneath a white
skullcap and dons a floor-length
gown in preparation for morning
rounds—a strict hospital ritual when
all patients have their progress
checked and recorded. Rounds are
made three times a day—at 8 a.m.,
2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.
Margaret joins a group of fellow
students. Only Carl, who is in her
Photography/Andrew Sorila
class, acknowledges her presence.
The rest continue talking.
There are five doctors in the group
including herself. They represent the
strict hospital hierarchy which dictates place and responsibility and, in
the system, Margaret and Carl are
low men (so to speak) on the totem
pole. They're officially called
"clerks". One year ahead of them is
Josie, the only intern in the group.
The most senior are Tim and Volker,
both first-year residents in pediatrics.
If the proposed system were in
operation they would have only two
more years to complete before receiving their pediatrics degrees. In
actuality they must finish three more
years of hospital practice.
Together the doctors enter the
nursery. Their patients are babies in
the VGH intensive care unit. Today
there are nine babies here—all critically ill. Many won't survive their
first week of life and many of those
who will have been so sick that they'll
never function as normal human
The babies lie in their isolettes or
incubators in a long row along one
wall, under the bright ward lights.
Each is surrounded by the equipment
Medical student Margaret Rose
checks pulse rate of baby in the
Vancouver General Hospital well
baby clinic. r
13 necessary to sustain life—respirators, heart monitors, two or three
intravenous systems. A nurse sits
quietly beside each baby.
The first baby, a premature 2.2
pounds, was rushed to VGH the
night before from an upcountry
town. The two residents examine the
child, discuss treatment and in her
notebook Margaret records their instructions. After rounds, she will
transcribe these into each baby's
medical record
They move on to the next baby.
Only hours old, he has been brought
to the unit with a suspected skull
fracture sustained at birth. Outside
the unit the anxious father appears at
the observation window. One of the
residents smiles at him reassuringly
and moves his son's head toward
him. Then he begins examination of
the baby, explaining his technique to
the others, who listen intently. Finally, to complete the examination,
he fits a measuring tape around the
baby's head and holds the measure
up for Margaret to record.
"Forty-two inches?" she asks incredulously. Everyone laughs and
sheepishly the resident remeasures
the infant's head, this time with the
proper side of the tape.
They move on to a jaundiced
baby whose eyes are covered by
v/hite tape shutting out the intense
rays from banks of ultra violet lights
beamed over her isolette. She is four-
days old and already has had four
replacement blood transfusions.
They decide that she must have another transfusion later in the day.
Margaret is given the job.
The baby in the next isolette
follows the movements of the group
with wide brown eyes. He's the oldest
on the ward. He has spent the first
six months of his life here because
he has a nerve disease. A respirator
tube is taped to his nose and behind
his isolette hang two intravenous
bottles. One, called the lifeline, feeds
directly into the jugular vein to his
heart. The other disappears into a
peripheral vein and contains a mixture of proteins, vitamins, plasma
and sugar. Pumps which regulate the
intravenous flow sit on top of his
isolette. In a strangely sad gesture,
his nurse has taped a blue and white
toy fish to the side of the isolette
where he can see it.
Beside him is a tiny girl only days
old who has already undergone two
major stomach operations. Her
stomach is crisscrossed with ugly
black sutures and she is scheduled
for another operation that afternoon.
Three intravenous bottles hang beside her isolette; the third is feeding
her whole blood. A monitor records
her heart beats. During her next operation she will die.
Death? Do the students ever learn
to deal with it—is it important to
"Yes, it's important," says Margaret. "You have to make yourself
get over it. You have to learn not to
become emotionally involved and
you learn that if you let your emotions rule you're no use as a doctor
to anyone. You rationalize that maybe with some patients it's better that
they die. Some of these babies have
so many abnormalities and are so
sick that they'll never live normal
lives." Still, she says, she does become emotionally involved. "The
hardest job for me is telling parents
about their child's death."
By 8:20 the doctors finish rounds
and head for a lecture called Pediatric Grand Rounds—another hospital ritual. All residents, doctors,
nurses and clerks like Margaret who
are working in pediatrics are expected to attend these lectures,
scheduled once and sometimes twice
a day. The topics range from very
technical medical subjects to sociological studies. When the lecture ends
at 10, Margaret heads for
the cafeteria.
As everywhere else in the hospital, rank is pulled in the cafeteria.
Doctors to the right; all other hospital personnel to the left. Margaret
turns right and picks up a 20-cent
sandwich and a glass of water. Like
most medical students she doesn't
have much money. Along with her
classmates she's paid $120 a month.
To supplement this she works part-
time in the hospital laboratory.
(Before returning to university and
entering medicine she spent two
years as a laboratory technician).
Three of her friends stop briefly
at her table on their way out to remind her of a party in the doctor's
She says that she's on call but
she'll look in if she has time.
Thoughtfully she watches them leave
the cafeteria.
"I used to depend on them a lot,"
she recalls. "I used to wonder what
I would do when we all went our separate ways. But now it doesn't bother
Above, Margaret and fellow student
doctors enjoy a joke while examining x-rays . . . Below, it's study
time. Margaret grabs a couple of
hours from her packed routine to
study in the hospital library. me as much. I feel much better, much
more confident about practising medicine. It's strange how this feeling has
grown over the past months."
Margaret feels she has changed in
other ways too. "I'm still idealistic but
less so than before. I used to moralize and now I try to be non-judgemental. I've learned a lot about
At 11:30 Margaret returns to the
intensive care unit and finds the
others waiting for her. The two residents are impatient. They stride
ahead to the elevators. On the fourth
floor ward they scrub with the inevitable Phisohex and put on caps
and gowns. They enter the well-baby
They know these babies too because they've been assigned to check
their daily progress. One of the residents asks, "Want to see a beautiful
case of thrush?" (a fungus infection)
They peer into the baby's mouth.
"It's improving," he says, satisfied
and outlines the treatment he used.
The pediatrician who is supposed
to accompany them is late so the
resident assumes command and begins a lecture on the examination of
the newborn. The child he examines
is a tiny black-haired healthy boy
who screams unhappily while he's
being poked and probed. Finally the
pediatrician arrives and, with a few
well-placed questions designed to
leave egg on the resident's face, assumes the lecture.
After the lecture Margaret heads
for the library. It is now 12:30 p.m.
Her schedule doesn't leave much
time for studying, so essential because examinations are given after
every six week rotation. What does
she do for relaxation?
"I listen to music," she says. "I go
to parties." But what she's really
saying is that this year is more than a
fulltime job; it's a lifestyle. Probably
the only time she's completely away
from medicine is when she's at home,
an apartment shared with two
friends—a secretary and a school
At 2 p.m. it's back to the intensive
care unit for afternoon rounds. The
tiny baby from upcountry has died
earlier in the afternoon and the baby
with stomach sutures is being prepared for her last operation.
After rounds Margaret is called
to the second floor nursery to examine a newborn. Then she checks
the other 17 babies in her well-baby
15 Off the ward and into the classroom
. . . Top, left, Margaret enters VGH
classroom for pediatrics lecture, part
of the daily routine. Below, she and
two other student doctors consult
patient's medical chart.
ward. At 3:30 she returns to the intensive care unit to administer the
replacement blood transfusion ordered in the morning. She is accompanied by a senior pediatrician.
The replacement machine is attached to a catheter which leads into
the baby's umbilical cord. On the
catheter is a stopcock which permits
regulation of an input and discard
tube; 250cc's of blood will be exchanged, or, three times the volume
of blood in the baby's body. The procedure involves drawing out 10 cc's
at a time and replacing it with 10 cc's
of new blood. After every second exchange the baby will be examined
The exchange progresses smoothly. Suddenly Margaret who, on impulse, has stopped to listen to the
baby's heart rate reaches into the
isolette and begins external heart
massage. Through the stethoscope
she's heard the baby's heart beat die.
Two good thumps on the chest start
it again.
Do sudden emergencies like that
scare her? "I have fears of panicking," she admits, "but so far I've always been able to think of something
to do."
Her attitude to this emergency and
practically every situation is a noticeable calmness, almost a casualness.
Is this studied? "Partly. I'm just a
calm type, but I've also learned that
I'm not as efficient and I waste too
much time if I let my emotions
She is now nine hours into her
shift and it will be nine more hours
before she goes to bed in an adjoining
room. Her shift officially ends in 15
more hours.
At 4:30 she attends a seminar in
the Children's Hospital.
After the seminar her time is her
own for an hour and she meets a
friend for a strictly social dinner.
Her evening progresses through 7
p.m. rounds and into the night. The
ward is quiet. Carl, who has the night
16 off and had left, appears again to
collect his shaving kit forgotten at
the hospital the night before. Then,
at 9, a nurse calls Margaret to look
at a badly bleeding circumcision. She
scrubs and mutters to Carl who's already done his rotation on surgery,
"What do you do for a bleeding circumcision?" Carl scrubs and gowns
and comes in with her. Together they
try to locate the source of bleeding.
The nurse hovers anxiously. Finally
they decide to leave the wound uncovered. They feel the bleeding
should stop voluntarily and a few
minutes later they're proved right. If
the bleeding hadn't stopped they
would have called Dr. Singh, the
fourth-year pediatrics resident on
night call. Margaret is getting very
tired now and talks about going to
bed if nothing happens in the unit.
But a baby arrives from another
hospital and Dr. Singh leaves Margaret instructions on administering
tests. Without warning the baby begins to tremble with violent convulsions. "O Lord, baby, don't do that,"
says its nurse quietly. There isn't
much time. Margaret is immediately
on the phone to Dr. Singh for permission to give the baby an anticonvulsant. She acts quickly. Finally
the trembling stops and the baby begins to sweat. Margaret checks its
heart beat. In the isolette the baby
cries now and its cry sounds lonely
and distant through the isolette walls.
The nurses are changing shifts.
One complains loudly that her relief
still hasn't arrived and is always late
anyway. Beside her the winking light
on the heart monitor ticks softly.
At 11 p.m. Dr. Singh and Margaret do a blood culture on the baby
who has convulsed. They have a hard
time finding a vein in the small hand.
Dr. Singh also decides to do a lumbar
puncture (the gathering of spinal
fluid) but Margaret has done lumbar
punctures so she decides to sit this
one out.
Just after 1 a.m. she starts to bed.
She is stopped by a nurse who says
that one of the intravenous tubes
seems to be pumping the fluid into
tissues instead of a vein. Margaret
waits while the nurse checks the baby
again. The nurse comes back and
grins, "False alarm. You look
pooped. Go to bed." Margaret goes.
At 4 a.m. she will have to get up to do
a special test for an experiment she
has volunteered to assist. Until then
she can sleep, perhaps. . . D
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fl|H„        ,  "^—
m?~ Dollars   Donors
UBC Alumni Fund
and Geology
Campaign        $156,316    5196
Friends of UBC Inc.
(USA) and Geology Campaign      25,432      624
Total "181,748   ~5820
Three Universities
Capital Fund 29,980 177
*Other Alumni
Gifts *65,818    3801
♦Includes 1970
Graduating Class
Gift of $12,100
$277,546     9798
George L. Morfitt, '58, Chairman
Kenneth L. Brawner, '58, Deputy
M. Murray McKenzie, '58, Past
Frank Dembicki, '67, Phonathon
John A. Boland, Parents' Program
Ralph H. Gram, '37
James L. Denholme, '56
T. Barrie Lindsay, '58
William E. Redpath, '47
Jack K. Stathers, '58
Ian C. Malcolm
Alfred T. Adams
Clive Cocking, '62
Stanley T. Arkley, '25, President
William A. Rosene, '49, Vice
Robert J. Boroughs, '39, Treasurer
Frederick L. Brewis, '49
Frank M. Johnston, '53
Cliff Mathers, '23
Dr. Richard A. Montgomery, '40
James L. Denholme, '56, Chairman
George L. Morfitt, '58
M. Keith Douglass, '42
Kenneth L. Brawner, '58
Brenton D. Kenny, '56
Ian C. Malcolm
Jack K. Stathers, '58 In Pursui
of Excellenc
A friend in need is a friend in-
-^*- deed. That old saying has been
found true once again in the experience of the UBC Alumni Fund during its 1970 campaign year. Alumni
Fund staff and volunteers discovered
that the university, during this time
of need, has many friends, among
alumni and others, eager to financially help UBC in its drive for academic excellence.
This finding is documented in the
results of the Alumni Fund '70 campaign. Alumni and other friends of
the university donated $277,546.
"It's very gratifying to see the continuing financial support being given
the university by its graduates and
other friends," said George Morfitt,
1970 Alumni Fund chairman.
"Alumni giving in 1970 was all the
more impressive for the fact that it
took place during a period of economic recession. I'm sure the university
community greatly appreciates this
financial assistance."
Ian Scotty Malcolm, Director of
the Alumni Fund, stated in his annual report that the $277,546 total
was made up of donations from three
main sources. Direct gifts from
alumni to the Alumni Fund and
geology building campaign amounted
to $181,748; payment of pledges to
the Three Universities Capital Fund
totalled $29,980 and other gifts to
UBC by alumni totalled $65,818.
Malcolm pointed out an important, and generally overlooked, aspect of the Alumni Fund. "Annual
giving is the base upon which all
voluntary giving programs are
founded," he said. "The size of the
average gift is satisfactory, but the
Alumni Fund executive plans 1971
campaign. Left to right, communications director Clive Cocking, association president Barrie Lindsay,
executive director Jack Stathers,
member-at-large Ralph Gram,
parents program director John
Boland, past chairman, fund, Murray McKenzie, 1970 chairman
George Morfitt, resources council
executive secretary Alf Adams,
phonathon director Frank Dem-
bicki, association treasurer William
Redpath and Alumni Fund director
Ian C. Malcolm.
Alumni Fund 7C
21 Pull! Pull! . . . rowers work out
amid the lily pads of Burnaby Lake.
Alumni donated $10,100 toward
support of the UBC rowing
22 number of contributions is great. In
effect, it becomes a 'living endowment' as receipts from annual giving
to the university would equal the invested return from an endowment
sum 20 to 25 times greater in size. I
hope more of our alumni will look on
annual giving in this way."
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It is expected that some 170 students will receive scholarships and
bursaries in the coming year from
donations to the UBC Alumni Fund.
The provision of financial help to
qualified and needy students has been
and continues to be a major aim of
the Fund.
N. A. M. MacKenzie Alumni
Scholarships of $350 each are annually awarded to 64 top-ranking UBC
freshmen from all over B.C. And 10
N. A. M. MacKenzie American
Alumni Scholarships of $500 each
are awarded to young Americans
entering U.B.C. This program is supported by alumni living in the U.S.
The Fund also allocated $15,400
to the relatively new UBC Alumni
Bursary Plan and $5,600 to support
the John B. Macdonald bursaries, a
scheme which will provide 16 bursaries of $350 each to qualified,
needy students. Donations from
alumni living in the U.S. provide the
$500 Southern California Branch
Scholarship and the $500 Daniel
Young Memorial Scholarship.
A consistent recipient of alumni
gifts is the library, which received
$7,400 in books and cash.
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Athletics also received considerable support. Donations from graduates and an Alumni Fund allocation
provided $11,985. Of this total,
$10,100 represents specified gifts
from alumni to rowing. The money
was used to meet operating costs of
the rowing program and to maintain
the shells and other equipment. A
broad range of intramural and extramural sports also received assistance.
Giving cue for the start of another
UBC NOW program, a channel 10
series, is UBC information television
producer Mike Tindall. Alumni
Fund has contributed $14,000 to
help launch the UBC Information
Office television program, soon to
begin producing news features for
use by television stations around
23 jnni Fund 70
Above (left), 1971 Alumni Fund
chairman Ken Brawner and (right)
Alumni Fund director Ian (Scotty)
Malcolm look over model of a
section of the redeveloped campus.
Success in receiving pledges of
$1.8 million has enabled steel
girders of the Geological Sciences
Centre's first phase, below, to begin
emerging into the campus skyline.
Geology Building
During the year, the UBC Alumni
Fund organization gave assistance to
a very important, specialized campaign—the fund-raising campaign
for a new $4 million Geological
Sciences Centre. It is an important
campaign because, first, the present
facilities—a dilapidated frame building and six tarpapered shacks—are
totally inadequate and, second, because UBC's geology department has
so far trained about 20 per cent of all
geologists in Canada. And over the
years its graduates have contributed,
directly or indirectly, to the discovery
of $39 billion worth of mineral resources in Canada.
To date, 224 UBC alumni have
pledged $163,621 to the geology
building campaign. And 34 students
have pledged $6,995. Together with
commitments from mining, oil and
associated companies, faculty and
others, a total of $1.8 million has
been pledged. The progress of the
campaign up to now has enabled construction to begin on the first phase of
the new Geological Sciences Centre.
Fast Effective Help
One area of Alumni Fund operation which has proved to be a popular
and effective method of aiding university projects is the "contingency"
fund. This is a scheme designed to
give prompt financial assistance to
worthy student and faculty projects.
Since its inception, the contingency
fund has given out $14,896 in help,
ranging in amounts from $50 to
$1,500. It has assisted such projects,
among others, as an Arts Undergraduate Society student orientation
program, student transportation to a
nursing conference, an information
centre for troubled students called
"Speak Easy", and the B.C. Union of
Students employment placement
24 Another highlight 01 the annual
campaign was the fact that the President's Fund continued to be oversubscribed. In 1970, graduates donated $12,292 specifically to this
fund, a clear indication of their support for President Walter Gage. The
President's Alumni Fund was established to enable the president to support, at his discretion, a wide variety
of special university projects.
Two specialized appeals carried
out under the auspices of the Alumni
Fund also met with a favorable response from alumni. The campaign
to endow the Frank Noakes Memorial Fund received $4,200 in gifts
from engineering alumni and students. This memorial fund is being
established in memory of a former
electrical engineering head, the late
Dr. Frank Noakes, and is to provide
bursaries to qualified, needy electrical engineering students.
An appeal was also conducted for
the UBC class of 1925. It received
$1,500 in gifts from alumni. The
money is to be used to buy equipment for the Crane Library for blind
students and original art for the Student Union Building art collection.
That was the fund record for
1970. Now the Alumni Fund has
swung into its campaign for 1971.
Ken Brawner, Alumni Fund campaign chairman for 1971, points out
that there is new significance to
alumni annual giving. "The university's need for free funds to provide
that extra margin for academic excellence is as great as ever," he said.
"But in addition, now that student
enrolment at UBC is levelling off,
gifts from alumni will have the effect
of going further toward providing the
'extras' any great university needs.
We hope alumni will continue to give
strong support to the Alumni Fund in
1971." □
Busy on the phone lines talking to
prospective donors are UBC grads
participating in the annual Alumni
Fund phonathon. The two-evening
telephone blitz succeeded in raising
more than $12,000 to be used in
assisting worthy faculty and student
UBC's Mr Music
26 Tt didn't matter that the house
-*- number was hidden from sight by
the snow. Even obscured, there was
no mistaking Harry Adaskin's house.
Very simply, it was the most stunning
place on the block.
The door was opened by Adaskin
himself, an impressive figure in a
dark suit, looking more like a lively
50-year-old than a retired musician
of 70. A greying goatee and wide
smile finished the picture, and I was
ushered in by a deep and deliberate,
but friendly voice.
If I hadn't been prepared, I would
have been struck by awed silence at
the sight of the living room. Huge,
modern paintings fought with miles
of bookshelves for wall-space. Eskimo and Indian sculpture flowed from
the coffee tables into the hallway.
And certainly, it was the first time I
have ever seen two grand pianos in
one living room. It is the kind of
house one might expect a wildly extravagant 24-year-old couple to live
in, not two elderly professors of
What even amazed me more was
to learn that almost all of the furniture in their present house once fit in
the Acadia Camp army hut they called home for 18 years.
It was in 1945 that Norman Mackenzie, then president of UBC, asked
Adaskin to become head of the not-
yet formed music department. By
this time he was already a well-
known musician, both as second
violinist with the Hart House String
Quartet and in his own right as a
soloist. Since then he has taught several thousand students the art of listening in his music appreciation classes, and given many others lessons on
the violin.
But without exception his students
claim music is only part of what he
teaches. "I learned more about English literature in his class than I ever
did from anyone in the English department," says Harry Locke, BA-
'52, one of Adaskin's earliest students.
"One of my French essays was
stimulated by his stories and poetry
reading in class," says a present-day
student. "Of course we learn a lot
about music, but he is always introducing his philosophy of the arts into
his lectures."
The same was true of the interview. I had heard that the Adaskins
have neither a phonograph nor
record collection in their house, and
asked him the reason why.
"I know what's on the record when
I hear it once," he said. "Now why
would I want to hear it a second
time? Will there be a change of
sound; will he do something he missed the first time? No, it will be
exactly the same, won't it. To listen
once I don't have to have a machine
and buy records."
This kind of comment is typical of
Adaskin. He's a man who has definite
beliefs and opinions, and his wife
Frances says, "has known exactly
what he wanted to do all his life, and
has somehow always managed to do
Take for example his 12-year
career as an administrator of the
music department at UBC. One of
his first jobs was to find faculty members, and not even a lack of funds
would deter him. At one time he had
the opportunity of bringing composer Barbara Pentland to UBC, but
the university was short of money.
"I must have asked at an awkward
time, because the university didn't
take kindly to importing someone
from Toronto to join the staff. I
couldn't get the money from them, so
1 thought, well, I want her, and was
rather afraid someone else might get
her. I went to a local patron of the
arts and asked if he would be interested in paying a regular salary.
He agreed and I managed to bring
her in the end, even without the
financial aid of the university."
Another example is the way he
learned to speak French.
"I remember when I was young I
was irked by the fact that I couldn't
read French. One day I got a job
playing with a small orchestra between the acts of a stock company.
We couldn't make a noise while the
play was on, so I bought a grammar
book. I started at page one and went
Alex Volkoff
27 28 right through to the end, concentrating on it every day for two hours,
seven days a week. At the end of two
years I was able to think in French.
Later I did the same with German,
although I never developed the same
But those aren't the only subjects
he learned on his own. Adaskin is the
epitome of a scholar and a gentleman, but he has had formal education only in the elementary grades.
"I was so enamoured of the violin
that anything that took away from
that for me was strictly taboo. But I
have been an almost pathological
reader all my life. You can't keep
that up for 60 years and not learn
Talking to Adaskin is often like
reading a Who's Who of 20th century artists in all fields. For those like
myself who are well on the good side
of 30, people such as Ravel and Bar-
rere, Emily Carr and Lawren Harris
are names in a book. We study them
as contemporaries, but don't really
think of them as such. Adaskin, on
the other hand, has dealt with them
in person.
When during the summers of the
early thirties he and his pianist wife
went to France to study music, they
lived in the Paris of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway.
"Oh, it was a marvelous period!
Debussy had been dead just 11 years
when I came there; Ravel was still
alive. The Hart House Quartet went
on tour with Ravel in 1928. We
played at his debut in New York and
then toured with him in the United
"I knew Emily Carr very well in
the twenties and the thirties. When
the Quartet made its annual visit to
the west coast I would visit her in
Victoria and she would show me her
year's work. The first time when I
came in she asked me to sit down but
there wasn't a chair in the room. It
was a studio, and so I thought I
should sit on the floor. Then out of
the corner of my eye I saw something
coming down from the ceiling. When
I looked she was lowering a great big
wicker chair on a pulley. She liked an
uncluttered room and had all her
chairs up there.
"And so I visited her for many
years and she would show me her
new work. That's how she came to
give me one of her paintings. She
couldn't get $25 for them at the time,
but a few years ago I sold it for
This is typical of Harry Adaskin—
he's not about to jump on the bandwagon, because he is usually way in
front of it.
"Of course, I was always interested in painting; that's why Lawren
Harris was one of my oldest friends
here. There was a long period in our
lives when he and I would go to lunch
every Tuesday. For years and years
we used to go to an Italian restaurant
and stuff ourselves with spaghetti and
talk for hours. He was very interested
in theosophy, of which I knew nothing. It opened up a whole world for
me and led me into Zen, which is my
present interest."
As one of his old students says:
"I've known the Adaskins for 20
years and they haven't really changed
their basic life style. But their minds
are still so vitally young. They epitomize the beautiful life in the true
sense of the phrase."
The one major change came just
over a year ago when Adaskin suddenly stopped playing the violin.
"I gave my last recital at 60 and
then struggled for nine years with
what they call tennis elbow in my
bowing arm. It is a muscle that stiffens up when I least expect it. I tried
to overcome it, but then one morning
when I was getting ready to do my
practising, I suddenly had an intimation that I musn't play any more. You
know, one must obey these impulses,
so I immediately sold my violin. But
it was hard to do it. It was a year ago,
and I still get moments of regret."
Adaskin would disagree, but many
of his friends are convinced that he
has educated people in Vancouver to
listen to contemporary music. Barbara Pentland remembers when in
1941 Adaskin brought about the first
performance of her quartet for piano
and strings in Toronto.
"That was the beginning of many
performances of my music and other
Canadian works for which he was
responsible. Even after they moved
to Vancouver he continued to perform, and bring about performances
of new music. It was particularly important in those days because new
music was less easy to hear than now.
But even today few other Canadians
show comparable interest in contemporary music." □
Miss Alex Volkoff is a fourth-year
arts student majoring in English.
A part-time Vancouver Sun
reporter, she plans doing advanced
study in communications.
29 Birney Steps
Into The
Dada Borderblur
Rag And Bone Shop
by Earle Birney
McClelland and Stewart
Toronto, $2.95
Tn the early fifties some ot
•*- the critics took for granted that
they could refer to Earle Birney's
career in the past tense because he
had not publisht any poems since the
collection of his poems in 1948. Then
in 1958 a big new collection came
out, & Birney's career has been larger
& certainly more notable during the
Sixties than at any time earlier.
Now, to begin the Seventies,
comes this book, & the critics will
have to get up off their swivel chairs
again. They used to think of him as
an intelligent western Chaucer of the
century that Laurier said would be
Canada's, as a "chronicler of Canadian life" during & after the War.
Now he is a bothersome gadfly alighting on the territory of bp Nichol &
Bill Bissett.
The new book is printed in black
& white & red, & we may be assured
that the colors are restricted by the
publisher to keep the price down.
There are found poems, concrete
poems, tone poems, & stuff that isnt
asking to be called poems at all.
Some people will think it odd, some
will feel betrayed, that pensioner
Birney has decided to step into the
dada borderblur.
The title is from Yeats, who used
the image to speak of the resources
for more poems in his old age. Here
Birney rifles his past, rewrites old
uncollected poems, scatters words &
drawings all over the pages. He's the
shopkeeper & the shop is one of those
wooden-floor jumble stores you find
in the mountains. You have to look
thru the piles of merchandise to find
what you want or what you never
knew existed. Chances are the
cheese-graters will be next to the
wading boots.
Many of the concrete things are
the simplest kind, the words strung
around the surface copying shapes of
their referents or motions, making
the eye & mind wander out from behind the habits of silent reading.
These, and the found objects, are on
a line of development in Birney's
poetry from the allusion & rhetoric
of the Thirties, thru the linguistic
dance thirty years later. Metaphor is
no longer manufactured. It is let
loose with pun & picture, rime, what
we learn from nature, not try to teach
On poetry "readings" now, Birney
carries slides, which he has to show
from the seat in the middle of the
audience, rather than standing up in
front of them & intoning. That
change in stance is not just the result
but also the purpose of the change in
the poems. For when you perceive
the poet trying out all these things,
taking titles like any teenager off a
jukebox & making a sentence from
them, for example, it is to keep the
human being going & visible, not just
the poet, to see the hand & the mind
searching for forms, for a connection,
not just laying it out for us from
Olympus or Galiano Island.
In a nice long poem about his auto
trip eastward across the country, Birney thinks of the geology of the place,
the pre-historical life, & counterpoints these trips with a sell-out
government brochure for the Americans (the reason some of these newcomers disapproved of the book in
the Vancouver reviews). Birney
shows his stance toward the country
he was born in & loves, "which I inheriting do not possess."
But the concrete & the found are
only part of the book. There is a
wide-ranging selection of pieces
finisht over the past decade, musings
on Canadian history, Atlantic coast
communities ("them able leave her
ever"), tributes to Chaucer & Cree-
ley, & the long poems about his travels around the world.
The last has always been a rich
source for his most Canadian poems.
They often use a favorite device of
recounting a personal meeting with
one man of the place, or another of
finding the poet feted by the local
professors or writing ladies. As he
earlier treated the Caribbean & Latin
America, now he treats the South
Pacific. In the travel poems the language is always vigorous, thick with
extra-strong verbs & dense with
30 poet-tree 1
poet-tree 2
i fear that i shall never make
a poem slippier than a snake
or oozing with as fine a juice
as runs in girls or even spruce
no i wont make not now nor later
pnomes as luverlee as pertaters
trees is made by fauns or satyrs
but only taters make pertaters
& trees is grown by sun from sod
& so are the sods who need a god
but poettrees lack any clue
they just need me & maybe you
Reprinted from Earle Birney's
Rag & Bone Shop, McClelland & Stewart
Knotheaded men in seaboots all the
way from Hokkaido
crowded on a moored fishtank built
like a tug
They've been catching tuna
for rice & sharks
for the fun & fins      drying on
the rigging now
There's talk that Birney's next
book will be a collection of his travel
pieces. I, for one, will look forward to
it. The Europeanized American critics in our universities will dislike it,
& some of our older reviewers will
wonder when the fellow will settle
down. Better they should ask when
does the next jet leave.
Twice winner of the Governor-General's
Gold Medal for poetry and winner of a
Canada Council medal, Earle Birney,
BA'26, MA, PhD(Toronto), taught at
UBC from 1946 to 1966. George
Bowering, BA'60, MA'63, currently poet
in residence at Sir George Williams
University, won the 1970 Governor-
General's medal for his poetry.
A Pleasing
Of Poetry
Contemporary Poetry of
British Columbia
Volume one
Editor-in-chief J. Michael Yates
Sono Nis Press, Vancouver, $7.95
the first glance at this book is
apt to stir some uneasy suspicions.
That inevitable Kwakiutl Raven
glares from the cover. But inside are
54 poets whose connection with B.C.
seem, in many cases, to be the briefest coincidence.
Fifty-four? It seems as if the editors, desperate to produce the biggest
anthology possible, had snatched up
anyone who ever uttered a poetic
sound—whether in a university
classroom or in the privacy of a Vancouver Island beach hut—and slapped him between the covers of Contemporary Poetry of British Columbia.
Patience. This book is a slow-
growing delight. It divests you, almost without your being aware of it,
of the usual tight attitudes about
What are all these unknowns
doing here? Where is the particular
B.C. flavour? Why these translations
31 Hitchhikers
White men ask me how I
am so old.
I tell them because I don't
The white man's canned
We speak English because in my
Language mok'sin means
And for my wife mok'sin
means nose.
Look Mamma.
the valley here was all
for canoeing—
—John Corsiglia
Reprinted from Contemporary Poetry
of British Columbia, Sono Nis Press
from Polish? When the wisdom of the
editors surfaces, it has more to do
with freedom from choice than with
rigid forms of classification.
Who is a B.C. poet? Earle Birney
obviously is, and yet he has only one
poem in the book (Not surprisingly,
it is "Canada: Case History 1969").
Is it precisely because he is the most
well-known of B.C. poets that he gets
such thin representation, while several people who have never published
anything previously, have three or
four poems here?
Why not? Those whose place is so
securely established have no need of
matter-of-course homage. At the
other end, should a poet as gifted as
any of the familiar ones be excluded
simply because his name has never
appeared in The Malahat Review?
The sinister magic of Sean Virgo and
the withering Indian wryness of John
Corsiglia have especially convincing
claims in a B.C. anthology.
Out of habit we look for the B.C.-
ness of the selections. Compulsively
re-treading the academic mumblings
about mythology and western trends,
redolent of pine trees and open
spaces and that sort of thing, we look
in vain. Sure, many of the pieces do
have the sort of atmosphere we could
properly label "western"—notably
those of Newlove, Ken Belford, and
Charles Lillard.
But it soon becomes obvious that
this had absolutely nothing to do with
their inclusion in the book. In fact,
editor Michael Yates regards this
standard as nonsense, and makes it
clear in the foreword: "British Columbian poetry is not unlike the
poetry of other regions in Canada,
nor unique in the rest of the world.
What is truly significant in these
pages would be significant in any
other place, translated into any other
Yates and co-editors Andreas
Schroeder and George McWhirter
are all healthily represented in the
book. Of course, you reply, what else
could be expected? But your suspicions turn out to be unfounded. Their
editor-ship aside, these three poets
contribute some of the best works in
the book.
I particularly like McWhirter's
Catalan poems, with their vital portrait-strokes. The images stir sparks
of surprise and joy in the mind that
has been anaesthetized by the sluggish self-pity of many other selections.
There is some exciting stuff between these covers. Some of it is
unexpected; most of it only confirms
that we have some particularly good
poets in this province. Stanley
Cooperman is one; Dorothy Livesay
and Lionel Kearns are up there too.
But Susan Musgrave towers by herself in a clear, defiant cry, her pain
and fire untrammeled by non-essentials, larger than pettiness, more real
than our voices.
It is difficult to judge a poet from
one selection, and several cases here
suggest that if a name is not followed
by at least two or three works, it
might just as well be left out. But
Frederick Candelaria's strangely
claustrophobic "Hotel" says enough
about his power, to be an exception.
Similarly David Bentley stands
strongly on his own through a single
poem called "Genesis". It is the wildly unabashed hyperbole of loving
that makes the poem rare, especially
when followed by the total disillusionment of Michael Finlay's "In
No anthology can please throughout. There are poems here I consider
superficial, repetitious, or too intel-
lectualized to stand on their own.
There are selections that make me
wonder if far-fetched images and
exclusive ego-groans are enough to
make a poem.
There are several indifferent prose
passages whose inclusion in this book
1 do not understand. Nor do I understand how Polish poetry, even when
translated by B.C. Poles, can qualify
as contemporary poetry of British
Columbia. The language of B.C. has
never been anything but English—
and Indian dialects—and translation
is not the same as making poetry.
But the editors chose the widest
scope possible, and in the last analysis, it is better to swing too wide than
to knock off your own toe-nails. If
there is a newness and freedom that
might mean B.C., it lies in the way
this book has been put together.
"Refreshing" is a patronizing
word that I have never liked. I never
thought a poetry anthology would
defy me to find another. But in that
word I wrap up Contemporary
Poetry of British Columbia and offer
it to you.D
Miss Viveca Ohm, a Vancouver freelance writer, graduated from UBC in
1969 with a BA in English. Mr.
Yates is a former UBC associate professor of creative writing.
32 Assistant history professor Stephen Straker emphasizes point in discussion
of 'Science and the Illusions of Progress' in Cecil Green Park. The discussion, held in January, was the first in a series of evening discussions
sponsored by the alumni association; next one is set for late March.
Top Speakers
Coming To Town
THIS SPRING TWO VERY PROMINENT people will speak to meetings of UBC graduates under the
sponsorship of the UBC Alumni
On May 19, in the Hotel Vancouver, the noted consumer affairs
crusader Ralph Nader will speak to
the annual alumni dinner. Nader will
speak on "Environmental Hazards:
Man-Made and Man-Remedied".
(For details, see page 3).
Earlier in the spring, however,
the commerce alumni division will
hold its annual meeting. A distinguished speaker (to be named later)
will address the annual dinner which
is planned for April. Commerce
alumni members are in the process
of finalizing details on this affair
—a further announcement will be
made as soon as the information is
The commerce alumni division
will elect a new executive at their
annual meeting. Nominations for
the 1971-72 executive are now
being received. Please contact Mrs.
A. Vitols, Program Director, UBC
Alumni Association, for further information.
Notice is hereby given that
the Annual Meeting of the
UBC Alumni Association will
be held at the hour of 8:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, May 19, 1971
at the Vancouver Hotel,
British Columbia Ballroom.
Any two members of the
UBC Alumni Association may
nominate persons for the
elective positions on the Board
of Management pursuant to
Section 8 of the By-laws of the
Association. All nominations
must be accompanied by the
written consent of the
nominee, and be in the hands
of the Director of the Alumni
Association, Cecil Green Park,
6251 N.W. Marine Drive,
Vancouver 8, B.C., at least
seven days before the date of
the Annual Meeting.
Jack K. Stathers
Executive Director
33 Faculty Speakers
Tour Interior
is trying to take the University
off Point Grey and out into the community. It's all part of the association's new program of serving as a
bridge between the University and
Alumni branch meetings are an
important feature in this program. A
series of successful meetings were
held in eastern Canada in February.
UBC President Walter Gage spoke
to meetings of about 200 alumni in
Toronto, and 100 each in Ottawa and
Montreal. He renewed acquaintance
with many former students and outlined some of the new developments
and trends at UBC.
In order to convey more information about UBC to people living in
the Interior, the Alumni Association
sponsored a series of public meetings
during February at four Interior
cities. They comprised a series of
service club luncheons and evening
public meetings in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon and Kamloops. At
them, Dr. Joseph Gardner, dean of
forestry, spoke of "The Quiet Evolution in Forestry" and Dr. Donald
Williams, associate dean of medicine,
spoke of "The Health Care Team:
A New Approach."
This program is to be continued
later in the spring. Dean Gardner
and, it is planned, Dean J. F. McCreary of medicine will address public and alumni meetings in Nanaimo
on March 16, Port Alberni on March
17, and Campbell River on March
18. It is also planned that they, or
other representatives of their respective faculties, will take another swing
through the Interior later, speaking
on April 20 in Castlegar, April 21 in
Trail, and April 22 in Cranbrook.
Alumni Fund
Wins Award
The UBC Alumni Fund organization has won first prize for the excellence of its alumni giving direct
mail campaign in a competition involving 47 similar university organizations in northwest U.S. and
Ian C. Malcolm, director of the
UBC Alumni Fund, was awarded the
citation for excellence at a Pacific
northwest conference on alumni giving, publications and public relations
held in Portland, Oregon, on February 3-5. The conference was sponsored by district eight of the American Alumni Council.
The UBC Alumni Fund entry in
the competition comprised a series of
pamphlets outlining UBC's need for
alumni financial assistance. A notable part of the UBC Alumni Fund
direct mail campaign involved a set
of pamphlets describing the new developments in the various UBC
faculties and pointing out their
financial handicaps.
While most of the competitors
were from American universities, it
is noteworthy that Simon Fraser University also placed in the top five in
the competition. The competition involved alumni giving organizations
at universities in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Washington, Idaho and
MEDIA MATTERS ... the Center takes to the tube with a special
series of public affairs programs
via UBC NOW on Channel 10
Cablevision. Idea is to provide
more in-depth looks at national
and international affairs using the
university's resources. Following
a positive audience response to the
initial program in February on
"Nationalism and Violence in
Quebec", further programs are set
for Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. The
March 2 program featured a conversation with former UBC professor Paul Lin on China with
economics professor Ralph Hue-
nemann and Asian studies graduate student Neil Burton. Series
host is Gerald Savory, director of
public affairs programs for the
Center. Tune in. . .
. . . though not a UBC grad himself Jim Sellner (Western Ontario
and Waterloo) will be concerned
with the continuing education of
UBC graduates in community and
regional planning as director of
programs in that field for the Center. Activities will also include
related public interest programs.
there's a superform of continuing
education it has to be educational-
travel," enthused a recent participant in a Center study-tour to
Japan. Anyone seeking super-
travel-cum-education experience
during 1971 may choose from
Greece, Mexico, Japan, England,
Tunisia, Italy and if permission is
granted to travel there, China,
among the destinations of nine
programs being offered by the
Center. Programs include four
courses of directed study abroad
for credit or non-credit and five
general educational-travel tours.
Brochures on all are available
from the Center.
SEND FOR the just-published
Occasional Paper Number Five of
the Center. Titled, "On the University-Community Symbiosis", it
examines some of the intricate and
critical relationships between
these two entities. It is the address
given by noted Canadian adult
educator and former UBC faculty
member Alan M. Thomas at an
inaugural event for the Center for
Continuing Education in November. Price is $ 1.
PROVINCE-WIDE PROGRAMS . . . continuing legal
education programs will be held
March 5 and 6 in Prince George,
April 15, 16 and 17 in Kamloops
and April 23 and 24 in the Kootenay district. . . the Center and the
Alumni Association are jointly offering five continuing education
programs at locations in the province. For further details contact
the UBC Center for Continuing
Education. . .
Jo Lynn Hoegg. Belshaw/continued from p. 6
cussion,  in  a  public  institution
devoted to that end.
The committees and man-hours
painfully devoted to evaluation in
connection with rank and tenure
recommendations have a significance which goes far beyond judgments about particular individuals.
This is an instrument for soul-
searching and analysis. It leads to
exchange of views about criteria,
indeed, even argument between
colleagues in a department, and
between department representatives and members of other departments involved in the process
of evaluation. The instrument is
blunt, the communication pretty
rough at times, and the arguments
often ambiguous. But it forces us
—yes, even Department Heads,
Dr. Young—to be more specific
in our thinking; it has made some
departments face up to the development and communication of
criteria for department standards,
and as time goes on it creates the
possibility for the discussion of
objectives. (Incidentally, never
yet, in any of the committees with
which I have served, have the
criteria been quantified, as Dr.
Young alleges.)
Let it be quite clear. This is a
necessary process. No university
of stature has found a substitute,
though the process varies in form
from place to place. Do away with
rank in our present form, and you
will simply substitute something
Personally, I would prefer to be
more, rather than less restrictive,
about the title of full Professor.
I think that in the English-speaking world, the title should be in
the form of an academic honour,
to indicate the recognition of
achieved accomplishment of major
proportions, communicated to the
international world of scholars of
which we are a part. Despite
weaknesses here and there, the
title does have something of this
character at UBC, and we should
be proud of it. As for the other
titles, I prefer the British nomenclature to our own, because although they are archaic, they look
like job descriptions, and statements of achieved experience,
which is what they should be. D
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35 letters
to the
Nothing Hopeful in Chronicle
In reply to Robert McKenzie's article from
the London School of Economics and the
statement  that   England   is  no   longer  a
world   power   came   this   inspiration   on
modern western man:
" 'is idees are all in English,
'is idees come from God,
'is idees are all in English
till 'e 'its the blighty sod."
Regrets for finding nothing precise and
hopeful in Vol. 24, No. 4, Winter 1970 of
your illustrious Chronicle.
(Miss) Joan E. Edwards, BA'31,
Stunning Incomprehension
Trevor Lautens' enthusiastic review of
Stephen Leacock by David M. Legate
(Chronicle, winter '70) contains one very
questionable piece of criticism which
ought not to pass unchallenged.
He says: "On the debit side, while
Legate offers a good choice of representative funny bits from the Leacock canon,
paradoxically he knows little about humour." (Where do you think the "good
choice" comes from, Mr. Lautens? Presumably we are to put it down to happy
chance that an author who knows little
about humour just happens to make a
good selection of representative funny
bits. But Mr. Lautens is about to prove his
case. Read on.) "Typically, he quotes Leacock's well-known remark about his doctorate in philosophy: 'The meaning of this
last degree is that the recipient of instruction is examined for the last time in his life
and is pronounced completely full. After
this, no new ideas can be imparted to him'.
With stunning incomprehension Legate attributes this superb witticism to 'false
modesty'. There are many such curious
It's a pity that Mr. Lautens does not
give us any further examples of these
"curious judgements". For in this case the
curious judgement comes not from Mr.
Legate but from Mr. Lautens. For, just
one paragraph before he quotes Leacock's
witticism about his doctorate, David Legate writes . . . "Leacock treasured his PhD
for ever after. It represented the fruit of
much hard work and financial strain on his
part and he didn't propose to let people
forget it. As a pose he spoofed the accomplishment. . ."
The second instance of this "spoofing"
which Legate gives us is Leacock's famous
quote. So there we have Leacock poking
fun at an achievement of which he is in
fact extremely proud. I call that "false
modesty". So, I think, would every intelligent reader who is not, like Mr. Lautens,
guilty of "stunning incomprehension."
Douglas M. Gibson,
Editor, Doubleday Canada Ltd.,
Lautens To The Defence
Dear Mr. Gibson:
"False modesty", whatever else it is, is
not in itself a humorous pose, or, if you
like, part of a humorist's persona. If your
exegis is correct, Legate's difficulty is that
he awkwardly expresses his understanding of Leacock's humour, as opposed to
having the good sense to enjoy it, just as I
have the good taste to enjoy Iris Murdoch
and Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Sonnets
without necessarily having the faculty of
adequately explaining why I do so. In fairness, the mother lode of humour may be
inherently elusive; as Legate notes, Leacock himself (like other humorists)
couldn't adequately explain where it lies. I
haven't got my copy of his book before
me, but I marked many other passages in
which his appreciation of Leacock's humour was either off-target or (to accept
the implications of your point) unclearly
expressed. Since Legate couldn't perceive
the wild funniness of soberly approving in
his text a judgement in an article he quoted
which, as the footnotes reveal, was written
by himself, I assumed the former.
Trevor Lautens,
Male Chauvinist Cover?
Women's Liberation Front groups have
had heavy weather to reach me, bogged
down in middle age. I must confess, however, that I did react to the cover of the
recent Chronicle (winter '70) which arrived to carry the message that Quebec is
an all-male preserve and no women are
interested in the Quebecois movements
or the FLQ.
Ask James Cross.
M. A. Read, B'Ed'69,
North Vancouver.
(The cover was designed by a very talented woman, Annette Breukelman.—Ed.)
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36 Edward W. Scott
COMMUNICATION. COMMUNITY. ECUMENISM. These are the three key words in the
lexicon of the Rt. Rev. Edward Walter
Scott, the new primate of the Anglican
Church of Canada.
Ted Scott, as he prefers to be called,
sees his new role as involving responsibility in these three areas. "One of my main
responsibilities," he told the Chronicle,
"will be to develop a much greater sense
of community within the Anglican
Church as whole and a much more open
context of the Anglican Church in relationship to other groups in society. A
second responsibility will involve speaking
in the name of the church to government,
to the media and to society generally—to
focus on issues we think need to be raised
in society. The third responsibility will be
to serve as contact person in the Anglican
Church for ecumenical activities in terms
of other communions and also with other
provinces of the Anglican communion
elsewhere in the world."
Overwhelming support from youth delegates to the recent general synod of the
Anglican Church in Niagara Falls enabled
the 51-year-old former Bishop of Kootenay to be elected primate over Archbishop William Wright of Algoma by 72
to 61 votes. Ted Scott puts his election
down to a new forward-looking mood in
the church. "I think I have been known as
a person who believes we should be making changes in making the church more
effective. God's basic concern is with the
world, not an institution."
A native of Edmonton, Bishop Scott
.obtained his BA from UBC in 1940 and
his Licentiate in Theology from Anglican
Theological College in 1942. Since then,
he has served as a parish priest in Prince
Rupert, Fort Garry, and Winnipeg, and as
secretary of the Student Christian Movement at the University of Manitoba. In
1960 he became diocesan director of social service for Rupert's Land, a post he
held until 1964 when he became associate
general secretary of the church's council
for social service. In 1966 he became
Bishop of Kootenay. His new post will require that he move from sunny Kelowna
to Toronto.
The Anglican Church's style in future
may well come to reflect that of Bishop
Scott. A very pleasant, congenial, open
sort of person, he is very eager to ensure
the church meets the real needs of people
today—but not at the expense of the
church's eternal truths. Caught up in a
period of rapid change, the church in the
recent past, he feels, exhibited signs of
confusion as to what was its true role. He
believes the church needs to focus more on
helping people find meaning in their lives.
A hopeful sign, to Bishop Scott, is that
the drift away from the church seems to
have levelled off. Youth particularly are
showing new interest in religion (in its
broadest sense) in their experimentation
with eastern religions and sensitivity training . "I'm not sure they will come back
to the Christian church in its institutional
form," said Bishop Scott. "But I have a
personal conviction that the deeper they
look for truth the more they will come to
affirm the kind of things that Jesus Christ
affirmed, whether they look for it in eastern religions or elsewhere. I think they
will come back to a deeper sense of community in which Christian insights will
play a  real  part." ,
One of Oregon's most active conservationists, Dr. David B. Charlton, BA'25,
has been appointed chairman of the Liveable Oregon Committee. Currently he is
also serving as advisor to the Pacific
Marine Fisheries Commission and as
chairman of the environmental standards committee of the Portland Chamber
of Commerce. ... 45 years service to
education in British Columbia—a record
to be proud of, and it belongs to Franklin
P. Levirs, BA'26, MA'31, MEd(Idatio).
Until the end of last year he was superintendent of education, a post he had held
since 1965. Before joining the provincial
department as a school inspector in 1945
he spent nearly 20 years as teacher and
later principal in Kootenay schools. In
his years as superintendent he was responsible for a major reorganization of
the school curriculum and also served on
many committees—as a government appointee to the senate of the University
of Victoria—a member of the federal
committee on Yukon education—*ven
the Chronicle had the benefit of his advice when he served a term as a member
of the editorial board.
John E. Bell, BA'33, MA, DEd(Colum-
bia), director of the Mental Research In-
titute in California, is the 1970 recipient
of the distinguished service award of the
clinical psychology division of the American Psychological Association. He was
one of the orginators of family group
therapy. . . . Arthur J. F. Johnson, BA'35,
MA'36, a Vancouver lawyer and former
chairman of the Vancouver School Board
has been appointed to the Vancouver
Police Commission.
In November 1945 a joint announcement from Ottawa and London told of
the posthumous awarding of the Victoria
Cross  to  Robert  Hampton  Gray,  DSC,
Arts'41.  On  August  9  of  that year  he
was leading an attack on a Japanese des-
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troyer outside Tokyo Bay when his plane
was hit. He stayed in the flaming plane
to his target, destroying the ship just
before his plane plunged into the sea.
A plaque commemorating his bravery
was presented to UBC by the Royal
Canadian Legion, and was unveiled in the
foyer of the Memorial Gymnasium last
Nov. 10. Marking the occasion, President
Gage commented that while many of today's students would never have to know
the sacrifice made by so many men and
women, if the occasion did arise men like
Lt. Gray would be an inspiration to
them. He concluded by thanking the
Legion, both for the plaque and its continuing interest and support of UBC's
Gordon M. Bell, BASc'42, heads a new
geological research section for the Aluminium Company of America in New Kensington, PA. . . Two new appointments
at B.C. Tel—Gordon F. McFarlane,
BASc'50, becomes vice-president of corporate development and Gilbert F. Au-
chinleck, BASc'44, will be vice-president
with responsibility for staff services in
the operations areas.
Labour, law expert, Alfred W. R. Carrothers, BA'47, LLB'48, LLM(Harvard),
president of the University of Calgary,
has been appointed alternate chairman
of the public service arbitration commission. . . . James W. Greig, BCom'48, is
now vice-president, planning and management services with Crown Zellerbach
Canada. He had been director of economic planning with the company since
1968. . . . Problems in B.C.'s ranching
industry will be the focus of James E.
Miltimore's, BSA'48, MS, PhD(Oregon
State), attention now that he heads the
Canada Agriculture research station at
Kamloops. . . . Author of the best-seller
The Kingdom Carver, Ernest G. Perrault,
BA'48, has been appointed public relations director of Roberts/Fenton/McConnell. Before joining the company
seven years ago as special projects director, he was at one time information
officer at UBC and later publicity director of the Vancouver Festival in its early
John Anderson, LLB'49, has been appointed a vice-president, treasurer, and a
director of West Coast Transmission. . . .
James A. Brown, BCom'49, is doing a lot
of travelling around Europe these days.
He was recently appointed as a advisor in
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he visits many of the EEC countries and
Britain. . . . Duncan W. Heddle, BASc'49,
MASc'51, is now Cominco's assistant
chief geologist for their western exploration district. . . . Maurice Victor, BA'49,
BSP'51, has been appointed manager of
the biological production section of
Merck Sharp & Dohme in West Point,
Pa. . . .
After some years in the law game in
B.C. Bruce K. Arlidge, BA'50, LLB'51,
has moved his wife and six children (in
assorted sizes) to Toronto where he is
taking his master's year at Osgood/
York—with teaching plans in his
future. ... At the University of Manitoba, John MacDiarmid, BPE'50, is now
head of the school of physical education.
He joins a fellow grad at the top of the
academic heap—Howard Nixon, BPE'51,
who is director of the physical education
school at the University of Saskatchewan.
Britain's former prime minister, Harold Wilson and Ronald J. Baker, BA'51,
MA'53, president of the University of
Prince Edward Island, shared the spotlight at the fall convocation of the University of New Brunswick. Both were
awarded honorary doctor of laws degrees
along with Dr. M. A. Savoie, president
of the University of Moncton and Professor K. Wiener, an internationally
known authority on inorganic chemistry.
. . . After three years as principal of
Selkirk Community College, Andrew E.
Soles, BA'51, MEd'68, has been named
provincial superintendent of post-secondary education in B.C.
Lewis H. Greensword, BArch'52, has
moved again and is now director of the
municipal grants division of the federal
department of finance. . . . Mrs. Dorothy
Mary Chave Hersberg, BA'52, BSW'53,
MSW'55, MA'62, has recently completed
her doctoral studies in sociology and social
work at the University of Michigan.
At one time he was the youngest warden ever to be appointed in the federal
prison system. Now John Braithwaite,
BA'53, BSW'55, MSW'56, is now being
billed as "one of North America's leading
penologists"—that's from his boss the
Solicitor-General of Canada. As the new
associate deputy commissioner of the
federal prison system he will be responsible for prisoner programs in the system's 35 institutions. He began his
career on the staff of the Haney Correctional Institute and was made warden
there in 1958. He and one of his successors at Haney, Edgar W. Epp, BA(Bethel),
BSW'59, MSW(Manitoba), share some of
the same ideas on the re-intergration of
prisoners to 'normal' society and plan to
put them into practise in their new posts.
Edgar Epp, who has been warden at
Haney for the past three years has now
moved to Ontario to co-ordinate a new
community participation program for
the   Ontario   corrections   service.
38 David Hancock
Paul Bass, BSP'53, MA'55, PhD(Mc-
Gill), has joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin as professor of
nharmacv and medicine. . . . Robin B.
Leckie, BA'53, has been appointed vice-
president and head of the U.S. operations of the Manufacturers Life Insurance Co.
Mrs. Robert Hoehn (Margaret Maier
Guest), BA(Sask.), MA'54, is now at the
University of Colorado where she is assistant professor of neurology and is continuing her research on Parkinson's disease. . . . Lotus Land claims another—
Melvin Shelly, BASc'55, MBA'57, returns from  10 years on the prairies to be
city manager for Burnaby. He has been
city engineer in Vernon and Moose Jaw
and city manager in Brandon before returning to Moose Jaw in 1964 as its city
In November Arthur H. Houston,
MA'56, PhD'58, travelled to Japan to
participate in an international seminar
on environmental relations of fishes. Dr.
Houston, who is professor of biology at
Marquette University and adjunct professor of physiology at the medical college of the University of Wisconsin was
chairman of one of the panels and also
presented a paper on temperature effects. . . . Michael Donald Atkins, BA'56,
MSc'60, is an associate professor at San
Diego State and is teaching entomology
. . . H. Douglas Foerster, BA'57, has been
named head of the oil and gas program of
Great Northern Petroleums and Mines.
. . . John H. McArthur, BCom'57, MBA,
PhD(Harvard), is now professor of business  administration  at  Harvard.
Alumni association president, Barrie
Lindsay, BCom'58, is now executive assistant to the general manager of Johnston Terminals. He has been with the
company since 1959 and will have special
responsibility for international traffic. . . .
Two former Vancouver city prosecutors,
Nancy Morrison, BA'58, LLB(Toronto)
and Mrs. Wanda Deane Garrow, BA'63,
LLB'66, have set up practise in B.C.'s
newest historical area, Vancouver's Gastown.
Lt. Com. H. A. (Mike) Cooper, BA'59,
is now senior staff finance officer at Maritime Command headquarters in Halifax. . . . Robert H. Fairbairn, MD'59, a
psychiatrist in Denver, has been named
an assistant clinical professor on the
volunteer medical faculty at the University of Colorado. . . . George Pederson,
BA'59, MA(Wash.) PhD(Chicago), is associate director of the Mid-west Administration Centre at the University of
J. David Mooney
E. A. Constantinidis, BA'60, is now in
Sarnia, Ontario where he is manager of
the business development section of the
Royal Trust Company for the Sarnia
area, as well as being manager of the Oak
Acres branch of the company. . . . Alan
R. Gemmell, BASc(Toronto), MASc'60,
is supervisor of project engineering in the
industrial chemical division of Hooker
Chemical in Niagara Falls, N.Y. . . .
Walter Worobey, BASc'60, MSc, PhD
(Rutgers), is with Bell Telephone in
Allentown, Pa., where he is a supervisor of
a research technology group.
Nigel Kent-Barber, BA'61, PhD(Sor-
bonne) doesn't seem to be suffering too
much—surrounded by palm trees, warm
sun, cheap, good wine, and fabulous
French cooking—but he says that it is a
pity that it's 8,000 miles from home. All
these extra benefits come with his appointment as visiting professor in modern history at the University of Toulouse. . . . Last fall members of the Commerce division of the association met to
hear J. David Mooney, BA'61, general
manager of Marathon Realty in B.C., des-
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Mrs. A. S. Kancs, P.C.T., G.C.T.
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200 in downtown Vancouver. Now that
he has been appointed the vice-president,
development for the company—they
may one day hear CPR's plans for the
redevelopment of Canada. . . . Sid L.
Brail, BPE'62, MSW(Penn.), is now living
in West Orange, N.J., where he is assistant executive director of the Essex
county YM-YWHA. Previously he and
his family were in Montreal where he was
a  branch  director  with  the   'Y'.
Bryan W. Finnigan, BA'63, MA(Minn.)
PhD(Manitoba), is currently associate
professor of sociology and assistant to
the dean of arts at the University of
Lethbridge. . . . Over on Vancouver Island, in Saanichton, there's a most unusual family—its members have included
at various times, black bear cubs, cougar kittens, fur seals, bald eagles and the
usual family-type dog—all being cared for
by—David Hancock, BSc'63 and his wife
Lyn. Their project, a wildlife conservation centre has been spreading the message of conservation through wildlife research and a public education program
that has included television and movie
features as well as books and magazine
articles. David has recently published an
account of his experiences with the bald
eagles on the B.C. coast—Adventure With
Eagles. Their newest film—Pacific Wilderness— a journey with David and Lyn
and their pet raccoon, Rocky, down the
west coast of Canada and the U.S., will be
shown in many B.C. communities. . . .
Robert M. Sitter, BASc'63, MBA'69, is
now with C. D. Schultz & Co. as a
consultant in the application of economics and management science to forestry
development  problems.
Robin Lake, BA'64, is now at California State Polytechnic College as assistant professor of speech and drama. He
originally went to the U.S. on a Canada
Council fellowship after very active participation in Vancouver's theatrical
scene. At different times he was tour
manager for Holiday Theatre, stage manager for the Playhouse and the Vancouver Festival and director of the
French productions of the Troupe Mol-
iere Malcolm T. Bond, BSA'65, DVM
(Guelph) has returned to B.C. and has
begun his veterinary practice in Langley. . . . Karl H. Eisner, BCom'65 is in
Germany with the Frankfurt office of
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell. . . . Louise
Smith, BHE'65, has returned from two
years as a CUSO volunteer in Nigeria.
She is again teaching at Britannia secondary school in Vancouver where she is
head of the home economics department.
We're soon going to have enough UBC
grads in Switzerland to set up a branch
there. Two new additions are Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel J. Kennedy, BSc'66, ScD
(MIT), (Wendy Gibbs, BSc'66, MSc(West.
Ont.). Daniel is working on nuclear power
plant engineering at Brown, Boveri in
Baden and Wendy is doing biochemical
research for isotope production at the
Swiss Federal Institute for Reactor Research. . . . W. Bruce Mitchell, BA'66,
MA'67, has finished his doctoral work at
the University of Liverpool and is teaching geography at the University of
Waterloo. ... In Dunedin, New Zealand,
William D. Worster, BA'66, MSW'70 is
lecturing in psychiatric social work at
the medical school of the University of
If you're in Prince George—or PG as
the locals call it—and you decide to see
a flick.—drop in and say hello to Scott
Sunderland, BA'69, who is manager of
the Spruceland Theatre. Previously he
was manager of the Famous Players
Denman Place theatres in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Claydon, BA'69,
(Shirley Dillingham, BA'69), a son,
George Donovan, Nov. 30, 1970, in
Richmond. . . . Mr. and Mrs. James
Coyne, BA'68, a daughter, Sara Louise,
Oct. 30, 1970, in White Rock Mr. and
Mrs. John S. Keenlyside, BA'66, (Wendy
Barber, BA'68), a son, Peter John, Aug.
12, 1970, in Vancouver. . . . Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley J. Nicholson, (Carolyn M. Wright,
BA'63, MA'67), a daughter, Adrienne
Louise, Dec. 9, 1970, in North Vancouver
.... Mr. and Mrs. Brian E. McCrea,
BCom'64, LLB'67, (Wendy J. F. Smith,
BSR'64), a daughter, Meghan Lee, Dec.
12, 1970, in North Vancouver. . . . Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Malcolm, BA'60, (Helen
Davidson, BEd'64), a son, Paul Geoffrey,
Oct. 29, 1970, in Victoria. . . . Mr. and
Mrs. William E. Norquist, BASc'65,
(Joan   Latimer,   BHE'65),   a   daughter,
Nov. 15, 1970, in Orillia, Ont Mr. and
Mrs. Kyle R. Mitchell, BCom'65, LLB'66,
a son, Reid Alexander, Feb. 2, 1970, in
Vancouver. . . . Dr. and Mrs. Donald
Ritter, (Edith Duerksen, BSc'62), a
daughter, Kristina Larissa Sarah, Oct. 8,
1970, in Allentown, Pa Mr. and
Mrs. John Toochin, BEd'69, (Myra Helen
Billingsley, BSc'60), a son, Richard
George, Nov. 6, 1969, in Vancouver. . . .
Mr. and Mrs. W. Douglas Stewart,
BCom'62, LLB'63, (Penny Stamp, BCom'
62), a daughter, Allison Maureen, April
4,  1970 in Ottawa.
Hinkle-Burge. Thomas Carl Hinkle III to
Marjorie Ann Burge, BA'65, May 1968,
in Laos. . . . Holtby-Wilson. Robert G.
Holtby, BSA'67 to Margaret Wilson,
BHE'66, Aug. 29, 1970, in Prince George
.... Mitchell-Randall. Alexander Keith
Mitchell, BA'67 to Mary Jane Randall,
Nov. 5, 1970, in Vancouver. . . . Simpson-
McNulty. Hamish Ian F. Simpson, BA'57
to Patricia Jane McNulty, July 25, 1970
in Woodford, England. . . . Van Veen-
Thorn. Allard van Veen to Valerie Thorn,
BEd'68, Feb. 13, 1971, in New Westminster. . . . Zingel-Dyk. Richard Zingel,
BASc'63 to Lydia F. Dyk, Sept. 5, 1970,
in Chilliwack.
40 deaths
Joseph F. Brown, BA'23, MA'25, Dec. 20,
1970 in Vancouver. One of the original
Great Trekkers, he was the first recipient of the Great Trek Award for his
service to the university as a senate
member and first chairman of the alumni
—UBC development fund. He was past
president of Brown Bros. Florists, a
former member of the Board of Broadcast Governors and a past president of
the PNE in Vancouver. He is survived by
his wife, son, John, BCom'55 and daughters, Jacolyn (Mrs. A. M. Currie), BA
'57, BSW'58, Mary (Mrs. H. G. Ewanchuk)
BA'60, BSW'61, Shirley, BHE'63 and
Frank E. Buck, BSA (McGill), DSc'53,
Dec. 13, 1970 in Vancouver. In the early
years on the Point Grey campus he was
responsible for planning much of the
original campus planting. One of the
founding members of the Agricultural
Institue of Canada, he was named emeritus professor of horticulture on his retirement in 1949 after 30 years of teaching at UBC. He is survived by two sons,
Frank, BASc'43, MASc'44 and Paul, BSA
'44, and a daughter.
John M. Coles, BA'47, MD (Toronto),
Feb. 22, 1970 in Penticton. After postgraduate work in the U.S., he practised
psychiatry in Vancouver before moving
to Penticton in  1967. He is survived by
his wife and daughter.
Kenneth D. Dick, MD'57, accidentally
Oct., 1970 in Nigeria. As a medical missionary with the Plymouth Brethren
Assembly one of his major projects had
been building a hospital at I Yale Station in northern Nigeria. He is survived
by his wife and seven children.
Gilbert Elian, LLB'69, Oct. 5, 1970 in
Prince George.
Ralph K. Farris, BA'29, Jan. 18, 1970 in
Vancouver. Survived by his wife, three
daughters (Jennifer, BA'67), mother,
Mrs. J. W. deB. Farris, LLD'42 and
brother, John, BA'32 and sister, Katherine (Mrs. C. Y. Robson), BA'28.
Alfred L. Flook, BASc'70, accidentally
Aug. 29, 1970 near Kimberley.
John R. Fournier, BASc'22, Jan. 1971 in
Haney. He retired in 1958 from a teaching career of over 30 years—a period
broken only by service in the RCAF during the Second World War. He is survived
by his wife (Margaret Watt, BA'21) and
two sons, John, BCom'58 and Robert,
Leslie W. Graham, BASc'32, Sept. 22,
1970 in Vancouver. He is survived by his
wife and son.
Norman L. Hansen, BSA'53, Sept. 30,
1970 in Vancouver. He was well known
throughout B.C.'s farming communities
through his work on CBC radio and television. One of the early hosts for the
television program "Country Calendar,"
he was currently supervisor of agricultural and resources broadcasting for CBC
Radio. One of his first elected offices was
as president of the Agricultural  Under
graduate Society; in later years he went
on to serve as alderman and police commissioner in Port Moody. He is survived
by his wife, son, daughter, two brothers
and   two   sisters.
Geoffrey R. L. Higgs, BA'59, LLB'64,
accidentally Sept. 12, 1970 on the Sechelt
Penninsula. His years at UBC alternated
with periods on the coastal tow boats,
after earning his law degree he also qualified as a master mariner—the seventh
in his family to be 'Captain Higgs'. He is
survived by his wife, son and daughter.
Mrs. John N. King, (Dylora M. Swencisky), BA'19, Dec. 7, 1970 in Vancouver.
Survived by her husband, brother, Alfred,
BA'20 and sister, Laura, BA'20.
George Lam, BA'27, Oct. 24, 1970 in
Vancouver. Survived by his wife, and
daughter, Mrs. Walter Wong, (Diana),
Claude P. Leckie, BSA'21, MSA'24, Dec.
29,  1970 in Vancouver. Survived by his
wife and son, Richard, BA'65.
Ivan A. Lopatin, MA'29, April  1970 in
Los Angeles, Calif.
Harold McArthur, BA'34, Oct. 9, 1970 in
Kamloops. Survived by his wife, brother
and son, Charles, BA'50.
John McGowan, BASc'42, Feb. 1970 in
Rossland. He held several senior positions
with Consolidated Mining and Smelting,
including supervisor of research services
and head of the chemical process research
division. He is survived by his wife.
Iain M. McLeod, BA'56, DMD(Western
Ontario), Nov. 24, 1970 in Vancouver.
He practised dentistry with the Public
Health Department in Vancouver.
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Dowler), BA'29, May 25, 1970 in Vancouver. Survived by her husband and
Arabell Pierson, BA'35, BLS (Illinois),
July, 1970 in Vancouver. A librarian with
the Vancouver Public Library, she is survived by her sister.
Jonathan M. Pretty, BCom'32, Oct. 15,
1970 in Vancouver. He joined Cockfield
Brown Advertising in Toronto shortly
after graduation and returned to that
company after five years service in the
Canadian Navy in the Second World War.
A former president and general manager
of Peace River Glass, he had returned to
Vancouver to do consulting work in the advertising field. Survived by his wife, daughter, Marilyn, BSc'70 and two sons, (Robert, Sc 3.).
Mary Elizabeth Pullen, BA'41, May 1970
in Vancouver. Since 1943 she was a staff
member at RCMP headquarters in Vancouver. Survived by her step-brother.
Gertrude K. Reid, BA'19, July 27, 1970 in
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Harry T. Logan
Harry T. Logan, M.C, BA(McGill), MA
(Oxford), LLD'65. February 25, 1971
in Vancouver. 'A scholar and a gentleman' the words describe only part of
Harry Logan's contribution to UBC and
Canada—it is necessary to add both
soldier and educator to the list. On his
graduation from McGill College (Vancouver) he went to Oxford as B.C.'s
Rhodes Scholar. When he returned in
1913 he was appointed a lecturer in
classics at McGill. When UBC finally
opened its doors officially two years
later, he was a member of the committee that drew up the first Alma Mater
Society constitution. Later that year he
went off to war—serving with the 72nd
Seaforth Highlanders. As commander of
a machine gun battalion—known to his
troops as 'Hell-fire Harry'—he rose to
the rank of major and won the Military
Cross. Later as Colonel Logan he was
the first commanding officer of the UBC
Canadian Officer Training Corps, retiring in 1930. After the Armistice his return to UBC was delayed until 1920
while he wrote a history of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps. He left UBC
a second time to be principal of the
Fairbridge Farm School on Vancouver
Island. He was later general secretary
of the society that brought underprivileged children from England to live at
the school. He returned to UBC in 1949
as professor and head of the department
of classics. He 'retired', a professor
emeritus, in 1953, but continued as a
special lecturer until 1967 when he was
the last original faculty member still
teaching at UBC. During this period he
also found time to edit the Chronicle
for six years. He served two periods on
the university senate that total almost
24 years—for six of which he was a
senate representative on the board of
governors. The students honored him for
his contributions to the university when
they named him as the Great Trekker in
At the 1965 congregation which
awarded Dr. Logan his honorary degree,
former President John B. Macdonald
said Dr. Logan ". . . had won outstanding distinction as a student, soldier, educational pioneer and chronicler, a wise
and affectionately-regarded teacher whose
obvious humanity has been for more
than half a century a source of vital
inspiration for hundreds of students."
He is survived by his wife, daughter,
Barbara (Mrs. A. Tunis) Nursing '44
and son Kenneth, BSF'49, and four
Alfred Rive, BA'21, MLitt. (Cambridge),
PhD (California), LLD'53. A member of
UBC's first student body in 1915, his
academic work was interrupted when he
enlisted in the Western Universities Battalion for service in the First World War.
In May, 1917 he was seriously wounded
at Avion and was invalided home to Vancouver where he returned to graduate
from UBC. In 1930 when he was assistant
professor of political economy at Yale
he left the academic world to join the
Canadian external affairs department.
One of his first foreign assignments was
as a staff member on the permanent Canadian delegation to the League of Nations in Geneva. He and his wife remained in Geneva until May, 1940 when
they returned to Ottawa. During the war
he was responsible for a special section
in external affairs dealing with prisoners
of war, internment and related areas. At
the end of the war he was appointed
high commissioner to New Zealand, serving until he returned to Canada in 1953
as a member of the directing staff of the
National Defence College. Two years
later he was named ambassador to Ireland where he served until his retirement
in 1964. Survived by his wife, two sons
(John, BA'67), two daughters, two
brothers (Charles, BASc'26) and a sister.
George C. Robson, QC, BA'38, LLB
(Toronto), Nov. 4, 1970 in Vancouver.
After service with the RCAF in the
Second World War he returned to Vancouver to begin a law practice—Robson,
Alexander & Guest. A specialist in labour
law, he was a past president of the Vancouver Bar Association. He served a term
as chairman of the Vancouver School
Board and was re-appointed to a four-
year term on the Vancouver Police Commission in January, 1969. Survived by
three sons, a daughter and his mother.
Charles C. Strachan, BSA'31, MS, PhD
(Mass.), Dec. 1970 in Summerland. An
internationally-known food technologist,
he had been director of the federal department of agriculture research station
at Summerland for the past 11 years.
His association with the Summerland
station began with a summer job in 1929
and was broken only by a period he spent
as director of the research station at
Morden, Manitoba and a FAO assignment in Greece. Survived by his wife
(Kathleen Lacey, BSA'44), a daughter,
two sons and sister, Mrs. D. S. Smith
(Margaret), BA'37.
William F. Veitch, BCom'37, MA (Washington), Nov. 28, 1970 in Victoria. For
more than 20 years he was with the
provincial finance department, resigning
as assistant deputy minister in 1965 to be
deputy treasurer for Manitoba. He returned to a consulting practice in Victoria in 1969.
Herbert V. G. Wheeler, BASc'34, accidentally, May 23, 1970 near Templeton,
Quebec. A structural engineer with the
department of transport, he is survived
by his wife (Eleanore Walker, BA'34), two
sons  and  two  daughters. Q
42  What famous beer label has
3 crows
a dog
a train ^fe
six Indians
and 29 trees?
Why the sudden excitement over "pop art"? For years, we've been
providing a beautiful mural, suitable for refrigerating, with every bottle
of beer. (Why, even our cap goes "pop".) But we'll be honest about
it. The label's just a front. The real masterpiece is inside the bottle.
And it's traditional. Beer brewed slowly and naturally in .the good old-
fashioned way. We don't know much about art, but we know what you like.
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.
Slow brewed and naturally aged


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