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Published by the Alumni Association of
The University of British Columbia
Editor: Darrell T. Braidwood, M.A.
Photography Editor: Janet Walker, B.A.
Research Editor: Mrs. Shirley Gross, B.A.
Business Office:   - Editorial Office:
Alumni Assn. Office, Room 208,
Brock Bldg., Yorkshire Bldg.
University'of B. C. Vancouver, B. C.
Published at Vancouver, British Columbia.
A Dedication     3
Roll of Honour     4
U.B.C.  Turns a Corner  12
An Alumni Bookshelf-  13
U.B.C. Grads in Saguenay   16
Correspondence   19
The President's Address  21
The New Chancellor  25
Janet T. Greig-  26
Returned Students at U.B.C  28
Alumni Personalities  29
On Active Service  30
A Medical School at U.B.C  31
Chronicle Notes
We regret that we have been unable to publish
an issue of the Chronicle during the last few weeks.
The wartime shortage of paper was the primary
cause of our absence. Recent rulings of the Paper
Controller have helped greatly and we now bring
you the present issue. We feel that this is a very
special issue in that it is devoted in large part to
those men and women who are representing our
university in the services. Elsewhere you will find
the latest information we have been able to obtain.
It is to be regretted that much of the information about these people- is unavailable. There appears to be no group which is keeping an accurate
and up-to-date record of the whole story. Some
individuals are giving of their time and effort to
compile the record but in most cases the results of
their work is very'incomplete and in general the
information is not available to the public. The
Chronicle hopes that its pages may prove at least
a partial record of the great story that is to be told.
In this we earnestly solicit the help of our readers. Any corrections or additions to the information we publish will be most welcome. We emphasize that while our information is the best we have
been able to obtain, we cannot vouch for its authenticity or up-to-the-minute accuracy.
It is our humble suggestion to the University
administration that they should employ some person in the full time capacity of compiling the record
of University graduates at war. Further, we suggest that this information be made available to
responsible groups in order that those who have
done so much may be given proper recognition.
Mrs. Shirley Gross,
Alumni Association of the University of B. C,
Brock Building,
Vancouver, B. C.
Dear Madam:
Please send the issues of the Chronicle for one
year to:
Enclosed is $3.00 to cover annual membership
and subscription.
(Signed) (Year)
For  your  information   I   enclose  the  following
material about myself:	
Our readers will no doubt note that our temporary association with the Professional Engineers
Society has been terminated. We trust that many
of our Engineering readers will continue to read
the Chronicle and that in the future they will contribute much to it.
One of the greatest needs of the Chronicle at the
moment is for more subscribers. We believe that
we have a magazine of value to the University
people in the province and we need their support.
At the foot of this page we enclose a subscription
blank. We suggest that if you are not now a subscriber, or if you know someone to whom you would
like a subscription sent, you fill in the blank and
return it to the Secretary.
May we have one further word. This is a graduate magazine and it is our desire to print as much
information by and about graduates as is obtainable. We welcome contributions of any nature.
Why not send in one tonight?
The Editors.
The Graduate Chronicle o3^o
<^7j JO>^diaation
This issue of "The Chronicle"
is a particularly important one in
that it is dedicated primarily to
the men and women of the University of British Columbia who
have gone out into the Service of
our Country in all parts of the
world. It is not generally realized
exactly how great is the size of
the contribution to Canada's War
Effort being made by former students of the University. Yet one
can hardly pick up a Vancouver
or Victoria newspaper without
reading the names of at least several people who formerly attended
at the Point Grey campus and
who have now left us for fields
of service.
Regrettably many of these fine
young citizens have paid the supreme sacrifice, and it will be a
continuing loss to the Province of
British Columbia that these
people, trained for leadership in
the Community, can no longer be
with us. In their memory many
Bursaries and Memorials have already been established at the University. Many more such will
follow, and it is certain that the
future generations of students
will never forget the debt they
owe to those who have given all.
Fortunately, many of our number have and will continue to return to us. Many of these have
performed great services and in
innumerable instances their service has been publicly recognized.
We have not any estimate of how
many Distinguished Flying Crosses,   Military  Medals  and   other
decorations have been awarded to
Alumni, but some day when the
full record is compiled, it will certainly be a full one.
We feel at one and the same
time very proud and deeply
humble when we consider the services of these people. We feel
that no University in Canada has
for its size done more. Surely the
University which was born in
wartime has continued the glorious achievements of those first
Alumni who sacrificed themselves
for their Country. Truly, the
Undergraduate gown has a right
to bear the khaki ribbon, and we
feel sure that future generations
of students at the University will
wear it and be as loyal to it as
those who have preceded them.
The University of British Columbia is particularly fortunate
in having obtained the services of
the Honourable Eric W. Hamber
for the office of Chancellor of the
University. This office represents
the highest honour which the University can give, and there is no
doubt at all that the new Chancellor is a person more than entitled to this honour.
Mr. Hamber has long been one
of the Province's leading citizens
and he can do much in the fostering of good relations between the
University and the public of the
Province. Working hand in hand
with our new President, Mr.
Hamber will greatly further the
interests of the University in the
coming years.
We feel it a fortunate thing indeed that a person of Mr. Ham-
ber's calibre is in the position he
now occupies with respect to the
University. Under his leadership
we feel sure that the University
will be well guided in the coming
years of expansion.
January, 1945 cJyonox cJ\oLL c\V
The Chronicle prints herewith
as complete and as up-to-date
a list as is available at the moment
of Alumni of the University of British Columbia who have died, been
wounded, or have been decorated in
the service of their Country. We
emphasize that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this list. It
has been compiled in the most part
from newspaper reports. We would
greatly appreciate hearing of any
changes, corrections or additions
that our readers may be able to
For their generous assistance in
obtaining the following list we wish
to thank Miss Nina Gansner, Miss
Kay McGarry, and Mrs. Shirley
Armitage, David Harold, L.A.C,
R.C.A.F. Killed in plane accident at Indian Head, Quebec,
June, 1942.   B,A. 1939.
Armour, Lloyd Livingstone, R.C
A.F. Killed while on Active
Service, April 16th, 1942, at
Kirimuir, Scotland.
Armstrong, Douglas Allan, Lieut.,
Army. Wounded in action in
Italy, October, 1944.
Arnell, Algot Leon, Sj*t. Pilot,
R.C.A.F. Missing, July 12, 1944.
Auer, Oscar Ludwig, Bombardier,
South African Artillery. Killed
in action in Libye, August 4,
Bain, David Lachlan, Fit. Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Presumed dead after
raid over Berlin, March, 1943.
Bain, Donald Thomas, F.O., R.C.
A.F. Winner of D.F.C, and
wounded overseas.   Aug., 1943.
Adam, Joseph Michael, Lieut.,
R.C.N.V.R., on loan to Royal
Navv. Portsmouth—Mosquito
fleet"  B.Com. 1942.
Anderson, William Robert Weir,
P.O., R.C.A.F. D.F.C, August,
Baird, Barbara C, Nursing Sister,
' R.C.A.M.C, England. Survives
torpedoing.   B.A. 1935.
Barr, Percy Munson, Col., A-2
Army Air Forces, United
States. Legion of Merit. B.A.
Sc, 1924.
Barrett, Major Esmond. Killed
in Holland, November 2, 1944.
Beach, A. Mansfield, Fit. Lt.,
R.C.A.F. D.F.C. (Now home.)
B.A. 1940.
Begg, Roy Frank, Wing Commander, R.C.A.F. Commanded
an army co-operation squadron
in Dieppe raid, 1942. Home in
August, 1944.
Bell, Roderick Meilicke, Lieut.,
R.C.N.V.R.  D.S.C, Sept., 1942.
Bell, Roy Gordon, Fit. Lt., R.C.
A.F. Torpedoes troopship and
destroyer off the coast of Sicily.
D.F.C, January 1944—home on
Bell-Irving, Henry Pybus, Lt.-
Col.. Army.   D.S.O.
Bell-Irving,      Roderick      Keith,
Wing Comdr., R.A.F.
Bezer, John Moor, F.O., R.C.A.F.
Home on leave, March, 1944.
Bonner, Robert W., Captain..
Wounded in Italian campaign.
B.A. '42. Former president of
L.S.E.   Delta Upsilon.
Bird, John Irvine, Navy. Naval
engagement, H.M.S. Trinidad.
March, 1942.  Alpha Delta Phi.
Bromley, R. B., Major, British
Army in Italy.  Missing.
Boe, Bernard, F.L., R.C.A.F.
Brayshaw,  Thomas   Christopher,
Sgt. Observer, R.C.A.F. Hero
at sea.
Bridge, John Weightman, Major,
No. 2 Canadian General Hospital. M.B.E.  B.A. 1926.
Barrett-Lennard, Dacre Lowther,
Lieut., Seaforth Highlanders. A
former law student in Vancouver. Killed in action in Sicily,
Oct. 18th, 1943. B.A. 1939,
Alpha Delta Phi.
Barrett, John H. D., Major. Died
Nov. 2, 1944, from injuries sustained while on the Western
Front.   B.A.Sc. '39.
Beaton, Frank Bardner, Pte., Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in
action in Italy, 1944.
Beaumont, Leys Middleton, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Killed in action, 1942.
Psi Upsilon.
Bell, Ronald George, Fit. Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Killed on Active Service.   D.F.M.   1942.
Berry, Keith Gregory, P.O., R.C.
A.F. Killed in action after air
operations, 1944.
Benton, John Hudson, F.O., R.C.
A.F. Killed in action in Julv,
1943.  B.A.Sc. 1938.
Bessette, Gordon, Fit. Sgt., R.C.
A.F. Reported missing after
air operations, 1944.
Black, John Hannah, Sgt. Pilot,
R.C.A.F.   Died overseas, 1943.
Bourne, John Allan, Lieut..
R.C.A. Wounded in Sicily
campaign, 1943.   B.A. 1934.
Boss, Norman Holmes, F.O., R.C.
A.F. Killed on Active Service,
Nov. 15, 1944. B.A.Sc. 1942;
winner of the Phil Wilson Bursary in Forestry.
The Graduate Chronicle Boyce, William John, P.O., R.C.
A.F. Killed on active service
and buried at Munchen-Glad-
back. Germany, Dec, 1943.
B.A.Sc. 1938.  Sigma Phi Delta.
Braathen, Harold, F.O., R.C.A.F.
Missing on active service overseas, August, 1944.
Braun, William Thomas, Sgt.
Pilot, R.C.A.F. Reported missing, presumed dead, on active
service.   October, 1942.
Brereton, Gilbert William, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Killed in mid-air collision at Macleod, Alta., June,
Briggs, William Edward, Fit.
Sgt., R.C.A.F. Killed on active
service overseas on March 16th,
Brown, Eric W., F.O., R.C.A.F.
Prisoner in Germany, rescued
by American troops. Wounded.
Now in Canada.
Brown, Malcolm L., Capt., Armoured Regiment. Seriously
wounded in Italy. Home on
hospital train, Sept., 1944. B.A.
Oct. 25th, 1939. Psi Upsilon.
Former member of the Students'  Council.
Brown, Reginald, Army, Johore
Engineers. Prisoner of war in
Japan.  B.A. 1940.
Bull, Armour McKenney, Lieut.,
Navy.    Presumed dead.,  Sept.,
1943.  B.A. 1925.
Brown, William Thomas, Major,
Essex       Scottish.        Seriously
wounded by shrapnel at Rouen.,
October, 1944.   B.A. 1932.   Psi
Butters,   Thomas   Wm.   Lowell,
Lieut.,   1st   Canadian   Scottish.
W'ounded for second time, Nov.
7th, 1944.
Carrothers, Alexander Brian Beat-
ty,   Lieut.,   Canadian   Scottish.
Wounded   in   hand   and   knee
during  fighting  in  Normandy,
July 17th, 1944.
Caulfield,   William  James,   P.O.,
R.C.A.F.   Killed on active service overseas, 1943.
Burke,    Cornelius,    Commander,
Navy.   D.S.C. and Bar.
Campbell,   William   Weir,   R.C.
A.F.    D.F.C, March,' 1942.
Carter, Stewart MacMordie, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. D.F.C, October, 1944.
(Home on leave, March, 1943.)
Charters,    John    Alfred,    Lieut.,
Army. Mentioned in dispatches,
July 25th, 1944.
Cleveland, Howard Douglas, Sq.
Ldr., R.C.A.F., D.F.C. Safe in
Falun after being interned in a
Swedish hospital, June 6th,
1944.  B.Com., 1933.
Cline, Richard Emmett, Sq. Ltd.,
R.C.A.F.   D.F.C, March 22nd,
1943. Now back at U.B.C. to
finish his degree.
Cook, Garrett Munro, Sq. Ldr.,
R.C.A.F. Air Force Cross. B.S.
A. 1939.
Chambers, Steward Leslie, Lieut.,
Calgary Highlanders. Badly
wounded in Holland, Nov. 1st,
1944. Bronze medal for public
Child, Colin Gartrell, P.O., R.C
A.F. Presumed dead after plane
disappearance, April, 1943.
Charters, James, Bombardier, Artillery. Killed at Dieppe. Alpha
Delta Phi.
Church,  Edward  John  Maxwell,
Lieut., Seaforth Highlanders.
Wounded in Agira battle, 1943.
Clark, Donald Hartford, Fit. Lt.,
R.C.A.F. D.F.C. Missing after
planes collide over the Gulf of
Mexico, Feb. 11th, 1944.
Clark, John Arthur, Lieut., Army.
Recovering from wounds, April,
Clark, John  Duncan,  P.O.,  R.C.
A.F. Missing after air operations, Aug. 25th, 1944.
Clark, Robert Scott, Major, Seaforths. Killed in action in Italy,
Nov. 2nd, 1944.
Clarke, John Lionel, L.A.C, R.C.
A.F. Killed in Calgary on navigation flight, March 7th, 1942.
B.A. 1935.
Cochrane, Arthur Charles, Fit.
Lt. R.C.A.F. D.F.C. Reported
missing after air operations,
April, 1943.
Coe, Allan, Lieut., R.C.A.O. Severely wounded, Italy.
Colledge, William Wilson, Fit.
Lt., R.C.A.F. D.F.C. Killed on
active service, July 3rd, 1943.
Alpha Delta Phi.
Colquhoun, Frederick Donald,
Major, Seaforths. Killed in action in Italy, 1944.
Conway, John, Capt., Seaforth
Highlanders. Military Cross.
Wounded in Italy—right arm
amputated. Home. June 6th,
1944.  B.A. '35.
Cooke, Hugh Archibald, Lieut.,
Seaforths. Killed in action in
Italy, Sept. 18, 1944.
Cooper, Burt M., Pte., 8th Army.
Wounded in Italy., October,
1944.  B.A. 1939.
Cormack, William Thomas, Sgt.
Pilot, R.C.A.F. Missing, presumed dead as result of air operations, December, 1942.
Cornish, Oliver Mansell, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing, presumed
dead, February 19th, 1944.
Coulter, Arthur Howard, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Killed in flying crash
near Montreal Dec. 22, 1941.
B.A. 1937.  Phi Kappa Pi.
Cox, Edmund Thomas, Sgt. Pilot,
R.C.A.F. Reported missing,
presumed dead, October, 1943.
B.S.A. 1941.
Craig, John Douglas, Lieut.,
Canadian Armoured Corps.
Wounded and in hospital in
England, September, 1944.
Craig, Neal Leonard, P.O. Dangerously injured on active service.
Cranston, Robert Brooks, Lieut.,
R.M.R.   Wounded, Aug., 1944.
Crickmay, Peter William Hedley,
Fit. Sgt., R.C.A.F. Reported
missing on active service. Feb.,
1944.   Presumed   dead.   B.S.A.
1938. Phi Kappi Pi.
Cruise, George Theodore, Lieut.,
New Westminster Regt. Severely wounded in Italy, July,
1944. Now home. Phi Delta
Cotterall, Charles Lawrence, 2nd
Lieut., U.S.A.A.F. Air Medal
for meritorious service, Aug.
31st, 1944.   Beta Theta Pi.
Cowan, Robert Peter, Sub-Lieut.,
R.C.N.V.R. D.S.C, May, 1943.
(On board corvette "Port Arthur" which destroyed Italian
submarine in Mediterranean.)
Crosby, Robert Gordon, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Was missing on air
operations, then reported safe
in England. Home on leave
June, 1944. B.A.Sc. 1939. Alpha
Delta Phi.
Darling, Thomas Graham, Lieut.,
Navy. Attacked Tirpitz, May,
1944.   B.A. 1939.
DeBeck, Henry Keary, F.O., R.C.
A.F. D.F.C, October, 1944.
B.S.A. 1940.
Detwiller, Lloyd Fraser, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Birthday honor, June,
1943 — commendation.      B.A.
1939, M.A. 1940. Delta Upsilon.
Cruit,  Richard  Noel,  Sgt.,  R.C.
A.F. Previously reported missing, now presumed dead, February, 1944.
January, 1945 Cunningham, Charles Cleveland,
F.O., R.C.A.F. D.F.C. Seriously injured on active service,
April, 1944.
Curtin, Francis Jerry, Lieut., Fort
Garry Horse. Killed in action
overseas, July, 1944.
Custance, John Patrick, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Killed in action, 1943.
B.A. 1938, B.A.Sc. 1939.
Darby, James Lloyd, F.O., R.C.
A.F.   Killed  on   active  service
overseas, 1943.   Psi Upsilon.
Davies, John Cecil, P.O., R.C.A.F.
Killed in action, 1944. B.S.A.
Davis, Mervyn, F.O., R.C.A.F.
Prisoner of war in Germany,
March, 1944.
Dean, Alan Wardner, Lieut., 16th
Canadian Scottish. Wounded
in Normandy, August, 1944.
Kappa Sigma.
Daunt, Acton, F.O., R.C.A.F.
Killed on active service in
Newfoundland, 1943. B.A. 1941.
Davidson, Charles Peers, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Killed in air operations overseas, 1941. B.Com.
1935.  Sigma Epsilon Zeta.
Dennis, Pierce James Axel, Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Missing on active service, July, 1943.
Ditmars, Eric Soulis, Lieut.,
R.C.N. Missing on active service, presumed lost, December,
1941.   Citation.
Dockrill, Joseph Frederic, P.O.,
R.C.A.F.  Killed in action, 1943.
Doherty, Robert Spencer, Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Missing, presumed
dead, after air operations.
March, 1943.
Donaldson, Dr. A. W. H. Rhodes
Scholar, 1904. Prisoner of war
in Germany, March, 1943.
Douglas, Ian Ferguson, Major,
Westminster Regt. Action in
Italy, March,  1944.   B.A.  1931.
Douglas, Ross Robertson, Lieut.
Praised by Major Mahony,
Ar.C, for work at battle of
.vfelfa River, July, 1944. Slightly wounded.   B.A.Sc. 1935.
Duncan, James Willox Daniel,
Capt. (Chaplain), Kent Regt.
Member of O.B.E., May 16th,
1941. B.A. 1927.
English, Earl Thomas, W.O.I,
R.C.A.F.   D.F.C, Sept., 1943.
Farrow, Francis Alfred, Lieut.,
Army. Military Cross. Was
slightly wounded in Italy but
returned to duty.   B.S.A. 1942.
Fulton, Edmund Davie, Major,
Army. Rhodes Scholar, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.
Named Progressive-Conservative candidate for Kamloops,
August, 1944 .B.A. 1936.
Douglas, Lionel Pierce, Lieut.,
R.C.N.V.R. Missing and presumed killed on active service,
June 20th, 1942. B.Com. 1937.
Sigma Epsilon Zeta.
Edwards, John Hamilton, Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Missing after air operations overseas, June, 1943.
Fairburn, Robert Douglas, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Killed in action,
March 15th, 1942.
Field, Robert Charles, R.C.A.F.
Foster, John Ansley, Fit. Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Killed in action, August 29th, 1942.   Psi Upsilon.
Fraser, Alan Raymond, Lieut.,
Army. Wounded for second
time while fighting in Italy,
November, 1944. B.A.Sc. 1942,
Forest Engineering.
Fraser, William MacMillan, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing, presumed
dead, after air operations. Returning from a mine-laying
flight.    March, 1943.
Dilworth, Joseph Gerald, Trooper,
Army. Missing in action in
France, September, 1944.
Dunell, George Eric, Sub-Lieut.,
Navy. Reported missing and
presumed killed on active service on Jan. 7th, 1944, on Royal
Navy ship.   B.A.Sc 1943.
Elsey, Howard, Sq. Ldr., R.C.A.F.
Reported killed during flight as
test pilot overseas, 1944.
Fairgrieve, William (Bud) Chard,
P.O., R.C.A.F. Killed, 1944.
Kappa Sigma.
Falkins, Gordon O., Lieut., Canadian Scottish. Wounded, Holland.
Ferguson, Byron Laird, Lieut.,
Army. Injured Tulv 8th, 1944.
B.A. 1939.
Fleishman, Edmund David, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Air Force Medal.
Court order presuming death,
March, 1944.
Fletcher, William Johnson Kennedy Navigator, R.C.A.F. Miss-
• ing since January — presumed
dead for official purposes, September, 1944.
Flynn, John Patrick, Fit. Lt.,
R.C.A.F. Missing on air operations, June 9th, 1944. Believed
killed.   Kappa Sigma.
Gilbert, William Delmar, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Died overseas March
9th, 1944.
Glen, William Reid, F.O., R.C.
A.F. Prisoner of war in Germany, March, 1944.
Greene, Philip Sanson, W.O.2,
R.C.A.F. Reported missing after air operations overseas, July
7th, 1944.
Griffin, Philip, Major, Black
Watch. Killed in France, July
25th-26th, 1944. Phi Delta
Gross, Douglas Haig, Fit. Lt.,
R.C.A.F. Missing on active service after air operations, August,  1944.
Grossman, Peter Frederick, Major, Westminster Regt. Wounded in the attack on Rome. Returned on hospital train, September, 1944.   B.A. 1930.
Gunn, William Donald, Surgeon
Lieut.-Commander,R.N. Working in Bowen Hospital, Hongkong, January,  1944.
Hall, William, Capt. R.C.E. Military Cross. Wounded, February, 1944.
Frost, David William, Fit. Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Missing, September,
Frith, Austin F., Lieut., C.A.O..
Loyal Edmonton Regt. Slightly
wounded in Italy. Beta Theta
Goulding, Arthur William, Sgt.
Pilot, R.C.A.F. Killed in action, February, 1942. Alpha
Delta Phi.
Graham, David Robert, W.O.,
R.C.A.F. Died in action overseas, 1944.   Psi Upsilon.
The Graduate Chronicle Granger, John Dow, Fit. Sgt.,
Killed in action overseas, 1942.
Beta Theta Pi. Well-known
Haggitt, Clarence Edward, Fit.
Lt., R.A.F. Killed in air operations, buried at Amsterdam,
September, 1941.
Hale, Frederick Montague. Prisoner of war in Hongkong since
December, 1941.
Hall, Francis Constant, Lieut.
Killed in action in Sicily, 1943.
B.A. 1931.
Hamilton, David Allan, F.O.,
R.A.F. Missing presumed dead,
January 25th, 1943.
Gardner, Alan, Navy. Sub-Lt.
with the invaders in the Sicilian
campaign, July, 1943.
Gibson, Howard Benjamin German, Fit. Lt., R.C.A.F. Mentioned in Dispatches, November, 1944.
Grant, Ian MacDonald, Capt.
Army (Tank Chief). D.S.O.,
November, 1944.
Greenwood, George Armstrong,
Sub-Lieut., R.C.N.V.R. Royal
Navy ferry service at Anzio,
February, 1944.
Haines, Alfred Roy, R.C.A.F.
D.F.C. Was reported missing
but later reported safe. March
3rd, 1943.   B.A. 1940.
Hamlin, Orlando Guthrie, 2nd
Lieut., U.S.A.A.F. Air Medal,
March, 1944.
Haywood, Robert Alfred, Fit. Lt.,
R.C.A.F. Bags Nazi plane,
June, 1944.
Hay, Sandy, Lieut., 1st Canadian
Scottish. Wounded in France,
July 11th, 1944. Phi Gamma
Hamilton, J. Peter, Lieut., R.C.
N.V.R. Missing at sea in naval
action off the coast of France,
August 25th, 1944.
Harper, David Alan, Lieut..
Army. Wounded in Italy, Feb.
5th, 1944.   Delta Upsilon.
Hetherington, Ewart Sim, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war, April, 1944.  Delta Upsilon.
Hitchcock, John H., Lieut., Canadian Scottish. Severely wounded, September 18, 1944.
Hudson, Alan Gray, Lieut., Army.
Killed  in  action  in  France  on
July  9th,   1944.    B.Com.   1940.
Sigma Epsilon Zeta.
Inglis, Henry Maxwell,  Captain,
Army.    Missing   in   action   in
France, August, 1944.
Harmer, James Clarke, Lieut.
Missing in action in France,
Sept. 1st, 1944. B.Com. 1941.
Beta Theta Pi. Twice president
of Men's Athletics on the Students' Council.
Henderson, Ralph Reynolds
(Hunk), P.O., R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war in Germany. Former Thunderbird basketball
Hentig, John Kenneth, Lieut.,
Seaforth Highlanders. Wounded in Italy on Dec 28th, 1943;
died in action in Italy, May
23rd, 1944.    B.A. 1935.
Hodges, Ronald George, Sgt. Observer, R.C.A.F. Killed on active service overseas, February,
Holland, D. C, Lieut., R.C.E.
Killed in action in Holland on
November 4, 1944. B.A.Sc.
Horswill, Sydney Richard, P.O..
R.C.A.F. Killed on active service overseas, 1942.
Johnston, George Redpath, Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war in
Germany, May, 1943.   B.A. '36.
Kane, George Joseph, Army.
Prisoner of war.   B.A. 1936.
Boss, Norman Holmes, F.O., R.C
A.F. Killed in flying accident.
Forestry 1942. Regional scholarship, Queen's U., M. Engineering.
Killam, David Allison, Lieut.,
Navy. Missing in action. D.S.C.
July 8th, 1944.
Kingston,   John    Sargent,    P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war, August 19th, 1944.
Lane, Stuart Clarke, Lieut.,Navy.
Presumed dead. 1943. B.A.,
B.Com., 1936. Sigma Epsilon
Laird, Reginald Robert, Captain,
R.C.A.M.C, attached to Royal
Regt. of Canada. Wounded at
Dieppe—lost a leg; returned to
Latornell,     Maurice     Coupland,
P.O., R.C.A.F. Reported missing after air operations overseas, April, 1944.  B.A. 1938.
Law, Henry, P.O., R.A.F. Reported missing as the result of
bombing operations over Germany. Presumed dead, August
18th, 1941.
Lemare, John David, P.O., R.C.
A.F. Missing, presumed dead,
after air operations, February.
1944.  B.A.Sc. 1940.
Locke, Richard Philip, P.O., R.C
A.F. Previously reported missing, presumed dead October
17th, 1942. B.S.A. 1934. Sigma
Epsilon Zeta.
January, 1945 Leitch, Archibald Havill, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Killed in action, November 16, 1944.
Lopatecki, Eugene Leighton. Interned in Netherland East Indies Camp, May 27th, 1944.
B.A. 1938, B.S.A. 1939.
Lunn, Gerald Alfred, Fit. Lt.,
R.C.A.F. Previously reported
missing, now presumed dead,
January 8th, 1944.
Mackie, Geoffrey deFylton, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Killed in flying accident near Trenton, Ont., February 18th, 1941. B.A. 1939.
Alpha Delta Phi.
Logan, John Elmo Murray,Lieut.,
Cameron Highlanders. Killed
while fighting in Normandy,
September, 1944. B.A. 1937.
Psi Upsilon. Former Rhodes
Scholar and member of Students' Council.
Maddin, Cameron, F.O., R.C.A.F.
Prisoner of war in a temporary
camp near the Rhine river in
Germany, June lOht, 1944.
Maddin, Charles, Fit. Lieut., R.C.
A.F. Prisoner of war in Germany, August lt4h, 1944.
Maitland, William John, Fit. Lt.,
R.C.A.F. D.F.M. Killed in action, January, 1944.
Markham, Douglas A. W., Lieut.,
R.C.E. Killed in train crash in
Ontario, 1942.   B.A.Sc. 1941.
Marlatt, Sholto P., F.O., R.C.A.F.
Killed in action, 1942. Sigma
Epsilon Zeta.
Martin, Arthur Norman, Wing
Commander, R.C.A.F. Missing-
after air operations overseas,
February, 1944. B.A. 1936,
B.Com. 1937.  Beta Theta Pi.
Martin, Robin McCulley, L.Cpl.,
Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Killed
in action in France, September
28th, 1944.
Mather, Robert Addison, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Previously reported
missing, now presumed dead,
July 23rd, 1942. Phi Delta
Mathers, William Whelan, Major,
Royal Canadian Regt. Wounded in action in Italy, January,
Matheson, Alexander MacKenzie,
Capt., South Saskatchewan
Regt. Wounded in action in
Normandy, August, 1944.
Matthew, Robert Duff. Killed on
active service, October 13, 1944.
Mayhew, Charles Alan, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Posted as missing,
June, 1943. B.A. 1936. Sigma
Epsilon Zeta.
Mercer, Allan William, Captain.
Wounded in Italy, February,
1944.   B.A. 1936.
Millerd, William Francis, Sgt. Air
Gunner, R.C.A.F. Reported
missing after air operations.
May 15th, 1942.
Milne, Colin Stuart, Sgt. Observer, R.C.A.F. Died of wounds
in Grimsby Royal Navv Hospital, March, 1942.
Moffatt, Bernard Joy, P.O.. R.C.
A.F. Missing in air operations
over the Mediterranean, December, 1942.
Monckton, John P., F.O., R.C.
A.F. Killed in air operations
over Germany, February, 1943.
B.S.A. 1941. "
Moody, Donald Beverly, P.O.,
R.A.F. Missing, presumed dead,
in air operations over Germany,
April, 1943.
Moore, Victor Campbell, Army,
Canadian Scottish. Was missing, now in Shaughnessy Hospital, October, 1944.  B.A. 1940.
Morritt,   Jack,   W.O.2.,   R.C.A.F.
Morrison, Gilmour Innis, Sgt.
Pilot, R.C.A.F. Died from injuries received on active service, 1943.   B.S.A. 1939.
Morrow, David J., Lieut. R.C.N.
V.R. Killed in sinking of corvette "Shawnigan," 1944. B.A.
1940.   Alpha Delta Pi.
Motherwell, Victor George, Fit.
Lt., R.C.A.F. Safe after being
reported missing, 1944.
Moxon, Jack, Capt. Liason officer for the Seaforths with the
British Army in Italy. Injured
December, 1943, and slightly
injured December, 1944. B.Com.
McBride, Kenneth Gilbert, Capt.,
8th Army. Killed in action in
Italy, 1944.   Phi Delta Theta.
McBurney, Samuel Lome, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing and believed
killed after air operations over
Germany, 1943. Phi Delta
McCarry, James Joseph, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing since June
4th, and presumed dead, February 12th, 1944.
McCarvill, Cyril James, W.O.I,
R.C.A.F. Missing after air operations off the coast of Holland, March, 1944.
The Graduate Chronicle McCulloch, William Donald, F.O..
R.C.A.F. Killed on active service, June 23rd. 1942, over Germany.   Sigma Phi Delta.
Macdonald,    Kenneth    Franklin,
Wing Commander, R.C.A.F.
Killed in action overseas, 1944.
B.A. 1937.
MacDonald, James A. S., W.O.,
R.C.A.F. Previously reported
missing, now safe.
Macdonald, Ian Alasdair, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing in Canada,
April 15th.
McDougall, Robert Law, Lieut.,
Seaforth Highlanders. Wounded in Sicily campaign, March,
1943.   B.A. 1939.
McDowell,    Thomas    Alexander,
Sgt. Navigator, R.C.A.F. Missing after air operations over
Germany, September, 1943.
MacFarlane, M. Ernest R., F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing on air operations overseas, July 29th, 1944.
MacFayden, Robert Duncan,
F.O., R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war
in Germany, August 8th, 1944.
B.Com. 1941.
McGeer, Michael Grattan Spencer, Fit. Sgt., R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war ;n Germany, 1944.
Mclntyre, Robert Francis, Sgt.
Observer, R.C.A.F. Missing,
presumed dead, October, 1942.
B.A. 1940.   Beta Theta Pi.
McKenzie, Cameron Wesley,
P.O., R.C.A.F. Seriously injured on active service in Canada, May, 1944.
McLachlan, Ross Sheldon, Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war in
Germany, August 20th, 1943.
McLean, J. F., Major, Seaforth
Highlanders. D.S.O. Wound-
'ed on active service in Italy,
McLeod, John Malcolm, Fit. Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Missing after air operations overseas.
McLeod,   Joseph   Donald   Penn,
F.O., R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war,
May, 1943.
McMillan, Roddy, W.O., R.C.
A.F. Reported missing, listed
as killed, July 26th, 1944.
McMullin, Francis Hugh, Sgt.
Observer, R.C.A.F. Killed on
active service overseas, March
18th, 1942.
McRae, John Gordon, P.O., R.C.
A.F. Killed on active service,
October, 1943.
McLellan, William Fraser, Lieut..
Canadian Scottish. Killed in
action in Sicily. December 22.
1943. B. Com. 1940. Phi Delta
Theta. President of 1940 Graduating Class.
Neilson, Jack Alexander Foster,
Pre, Army.   Wounded, February, 1944.
Nordale,  Arnold   Mauritz,   Avia
tion  Cadet, U.S.A.A.F.     Killed
in   training  accident  at  Chico,
California, December 5th, 1943.
Oldfield, James Edmund, Lieut.,
Westminster Regt. Twice
wounded in Italy.   B.S.A. 1941.
Orr, Alexander Gray, F.O., R.C.
.AF. Missing in air operations
in India, December 30th, 1943.
IPedlow, Douglas Stuart, Lieut,
Seaforths, South Saskatchewan
Regt. Killed in action in Normandy, July 20th, 1944. Phi
Delta Theta.
Osier, Kenneth Siddons, Acting
Major, Army. Killed in action
in France, 1944. B.Sc, Univ. of
Owen, David Milton, Lieut.,
Army. Wounded in action in
Italy, December, 1943. B.A.
Pearson, William Edgar, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing, October,
1944; reported prisoner.
Pellant, Ernest Roy, Lieut., Princess Pats. Prisoner of war in
Germany, 1944.   B.A. 1940.
Perkins, D. W., Gnr. Seriously
wounded, October 29th, 1944, in
Holland.  B.A. 1935.
Perry, Keith Oliver, Fit. Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Died in a prison camp
overseas, 1943.
Pickell, Owen Fraser, Sgt. Pilot,
R.C.A.F. Missing, September,
1941.   Delta Upsilon.
Pike, Gordon Chesley, Fit. Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war in
Germany, 1944.
Plows, Arthur Howard, Acting
Major, Canadian Scottish. Severely wounded, August, 1944.
Poole, Harold C, Sapper, Johore
Engineers. Prisoner of war in
Japan, 1943.   B.S.A. 1940.
Porter, Charles Edward, P.O.,
member of "Moose" Squadron
overseas. Killed in action, 1943.
Preece, Gordon Lewis, Sgt., R.C.
A.F. Missing after air operations, May, 1944.
Pringle, Reverend George Robert,
F.O., R.C.A.F. Killed in air
operations overseas, January,
1943. B.A. 1934. Delta Upsilon. Former Thunderbird basketball star and prominent athlete. The George Pringle Memorial Bursary has been since
set up to commemorate his
Proby, Carson Carysford, F.O.,
R.A.F. Missing presumed dead
after air operations, May 26th,
1942.   Psi Upsilon.
Pruder, Henry Fred George, Sgt.
Pilot, R.C.A.F. Killed on active service overseas, 1943.
Purdon, Richard Michael Hastings, F.O., R.C.A.F. Missing-
after air operations now presumed dead, Dec 27th, 1943.
Quayle, Daniel Branch, Fit. Lt.,
R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war in
Germany, May, 1944. B.A. 1937,
M.A. 1938.
January, 1945 Purslow, John Edward, Lieut.,
23rd Armoured Tank Regt.
Killed in action in Italy, May
12th, 1944.
Quick, John A., P.O., R.C.A.F.
Killed in an air accident overseas, 1941.
Reed, Kenneth Wilfred, Lieut.,
Seaforths. Wounded in Italy,
December, 1943.
Ricardo, David William Crawley,
Lieut., R.C.A. Wounded but
making speedy recovery, September 20th, 1944.
Richardson, Jack, Sgt. Pilot, R.C.
A.F.   Missing overseas.
Roberts, John Milne, Lieut.,
Army. Killed in action in Belgium, Sept. 12, 1944. Phi Kappa
Robertson, Donald Wright, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Safe after escaping to
Great Britain, 1944.
Robertson, James Donald, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing after air operations overseas, June 21st,
Robertson, Robert Frank Struan,
Capt.,       P.P.CL.I. Military
Cross. Wounded in Italy, September, 1944. B.A. 1934. First
class honours in Chem. Phi
Kappa Pi.
Robertson, Struan Turner, Ptc,
Coast Artillery, U.S.A. Killed
in train accident, Texas, reported July 6th, 1942. B.A. 1939.
Psi Upsilon. Former president
of the L.S.E. and McGoun Cup
Robinson, Arthur Leslie, Lieut.,
Rocky Mountain Rangers,
transferred to Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in Italy, 1944.
B.A. 1934.  Psi Upsilon.
Robinson, Clifford, Fit. Sgt., R.C.
A.F. Reported missing presumed dead, March 9th, 1944.
Robinson, Edward LaPage, Fit.
Lt., R.C.A.F. Killed in air operations on Atlantic Coast, September, 1943.
Robson, Donald Mathew, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Reported missing,
presumed dead, Sept., 1944.
Roddan, Samuel Melville, Lieut.,
2nd British Army Relief Expedition at Arnheim. Suffering
from shellshock in hospital in
England. B.A. 1937.
Roddan, Stuart, Lieut., Seaforth
Highlanders. Wounded in action in Normandy, July, 1944.
Rose, Robert Henry M., P.O.,
R.C.A.F., Radio Technician.
Missing on air operations overseas, Nov. 8th, 1944. B.Com.
1942.  Zeta Psi.
Rose, Stephen Gregory, R.C.A.F.
Russell, James Hector, Lieut.,
Canadian Scottish. Wounded,
June 6th, 1944.
Ryall, William, A.C.2, R.C.A.F.
Killed in airplane accident overseas, 1940. B.A. 1937, B.Com.,
Sanderson,     George     Benjamin,
Sgt.  Pilot,  R.C.A.F.   Killed in
air action June 19th, 1944.
Sarles,    Lloyd    Norwood,    P.O.,
-...R.C.A.F.   Missing on air duty,
November, 1942.
Schjelderup, Vilhelm Roger, Captain, Army. Military Cross.
Wounded in Normandy. Nov.
2, 1944—missing in action.
Scott, John Charles Melvin,
Lieut., Seaforths. Wounded in
Sicily campaign, Sept., 1943.
Scrivener, Jack Vincent, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing after air operations, March 30th, 1944.
Sendall, George Edward, Sgt.,
R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war in
Germany, May, 1943.
Shives, Arnold Belden, P.O., R.C.
A.F. Killed on active service,
March 10th, 1943.
Sibbett, Clarence Deane, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Killed on active service, July 15th, 1944.
Sims, Mervin, W.O., R.C.A.F.
Wounded overseas.
Sinclair, Robert Meade, Sgt. Pilot,
R.C.A.F. Killed in action overseas on Feb. 20th, 1944. Beta
Theta Pi.
Scudamore,      John      Trelawney,
Lieut., Army.   Killed in action
in Belgium, Nov. 14th, 1944.
Smith, Robert Campbell Rutherford, Lieut., R.C.N.V.R. Seriously wounded in invasion,
July 13th, 1944. B.Com. 1939.
Former Treasurer on the Students' Council.   Psi Upsilon.
Smith, Derwood William, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing after air operations over France on July
16th, 1944.
Steeves, Hugh Douglas, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Killed in action overseas, 1943.
Stewart, Donald Eglinton, P.O..
R.A.F. Killed in air operations
over France, October, 1940.
B.A. 1934.  Phi Delta Theta.
Stewart, Harold Charles Edward,
L.A.C, R.C.A.F. Died at Dunn-
ville, Ont., as result of flying
accident, 1944.  Phi Kappa Pi.
Stewart, Maxwell Maclean, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing and believed
lost at sea, 1942.   B.A. 1934.
Stodart, Dave Shearer, P.O., R.C.
A.F. Prisoner of war, August,
Storey, John Edmund, Lieut.,
R.C.N.V.R. Missing during the
loss of the frigate Valleyfield,
June 14th, 1944.   B.A.Sc 1941.
Strong, George Frederick, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Killed in bomber
crash returning from raid, 1942.
Stuart, Richard Charles, Sgt.
Gunner, R.C.A.F. Reported
missing after air operations,
September 30th, 1942.
Swift, Sidney Alfred Sibbald,
Rfmn., Regina Rifles. Wounded in France Sept. 6th, 1944.
B.A. and B.Com. 1937.
The Graduate Chronicle Tater, Semon George, R.C.A.F.
Reported missing May 24, 1940.
Taylor, Robert Douglas, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing on air operations, June 28th, 1944.
Taylor, Charles Hugh, Fit. Lt.,
R.C.A.F.   Missing overseas.
Thicke, Douglas Andrew, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Killed in action,
March 18th, 1944.
Thurgood, Mervyn Fred, Lieut.,
Seaforth Highlanders. Wounded and now in hospital, Nov.
6th, 1944.
Tully, Ralph Wilbert, P.O., R.C.
A.F. Prisoner of war, December, 1943.
Urquhart, Alex. Norland, Fit.
■ Sgt, R.C.A.F. Missing and
presumed killed, June 13, 1942.
Alpha Delta Phi.
Vance, Thomas Cullen Brown,
Major, Seaforth Highlanders.
Killed in Italy, December 24th,
1943. B.A. 1936. Phi Delta
Vickers, George Peter, Sq. Ldr.,
R.C.A.F. Recommended for
D.F.C. Missing after air operations, August 13th, 1944.
Vickery, Philpi Arthur, Radio Officer, R.A.F. transport command. Missing, believed killed
on a ferry flight.   June, 1943.
Waldie, Robert Jackson, Capt.,
R.C.A. Wounded in Normandy, June 11th, 1944.
Wallace, Clarence Alfred Blake,
Fit. Lieut., R.C.A.F. Missing
after air operations, October
27th, 1941. B.Com. 1937. Sigma
Epsilon Zeta.
Wallace, Richard (Dick), P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war in
Germany, Feb. 23rd, 1944.
Wallace, Philip, F.O., R.C.A.F.
Missing, June, now safe in August.
Ward, Leslie John, F.O., R.C.
A.F. Interned in Eire, January
29th, 1941.
Wardroper, Wilfred Kenneth,
Lieut., Army. Severely wounded, 1944.
Weston, Stanley, Volunteer Militia, Singapore. Prisoner of
war in Italy, June, 1943.
Whalen, Jim H., Fit. Lt., R.C.
A.F. Missing after air operations over Burma, April, 1.944.
White, William Alfred, F.O.,
R.CA.F. Presumed dead during flying operations in Malta,
May 10th, 1943.
Whitehead,    Frederick    George,
Lieut., R.C.N. Presumed lost
at sea, June, 1942.
Whittle, John Curran, Capt., Lord
Strathcona Horse. Military
Cross. Lost sight of one eye.
Home on hospital train, September, 1944.
Widdess, Edward Henry, P.O.,
R.C.A.F. Missing in air operations, June, 1944.
Wilkinson, Edward David Hooper, Major, 4th Armored Division. Wounded in Belgium,
October, 1944, while serving
with 2nd Can. Armored Brigade.
Willoughby,   Arthur  Weatherly,
P.O., R.C.A.F. Killed in flying
crash at Rivers, Manitoba,
June 9th, 1942.
Wilson, Hugh Ross, F.O., R.C.
A.F. D.F.C Missing in air operations over Berlin; now presumed dead, March, 1944. Beta
Theta Pi.
Wilson, John Alexander, Capt.,
R.C.A.M.C Killed in action in
Italy, 1944.
Wilson, Robert Alfred, F.O., R.C.
A.F. Missing after air operations, now presumed dead, July,
1943.  B.Com. 1940.
Wilson, William Alexander, F.O.,
R.C.A.F. Prisoner of war, August 4th, 1944.
Willis, C. A., Wing Comdr., R.C.
A.F.   Missing.
Witt, Ernest Maurice, P.O., R.C.
A.F. Missing in air operations
overseas, 1943.
Wood, Dudley Hunter, Lieut.,
Seaforth Highlanders. Died of
wounds, 1944. Sigma Epsilon
Wilson, Richard Alexander, Lt.,
Seaforths. Killed in action in
Italy, 1943. B.A. 1941. Delta
Wood,   Thomas   Clinton   Stuart,
F.O.,   R.C.A.F.    Missing,   presumed dead, October, 1943.
Wyrzykowski,     John     Dominic,
L.A.C, R.C.A.F.   Killed on active service in Canada, 1944.
Young, Alastair James, W.O.2,
R.C.A.F. Missing, March, 1944.
Believed killed.   Kappa Sigma.
Young, Thomas M., F.O., R.C.
A.F. Killed overseas, November, 1944.
Aves, Ray E., Pte., Army. Died
of wounds in Italy, 1944.
Worthington,      Donald      Grant,
Lieut.-Col., 38th Armored
Regt., B.C.R. Killed on active
service in Normandy on August 19th, 1944.
January, 1945
11 Report   from  Overseas
In fiply to a request from the
Editorial Board, John Whitbeck,
back in Vancouver from leave on
Overseas Service with the Royal
Canadian Air Force, has given us
the following short report of his
activities, John was well known on
the Campus in his University days
and is a former member of the
Student Council.
The blitzes on London, Liverpool and Coventry were tapering
to a finish when I arrived in England in the Spring of '41. I had
gone Overseas as an Air Observer, but was grounded very
shortly after I got there. An aeronautical engineering course with
the R.A.F. and a torpedo course
with the Royal Navy qualified me
for maintenance duties on both
aircraft and torpedoes.
After a short term as a torpedo
officer with the R.A.F., I was
posted as Engineer Officer to a
Canadian Sunderland flying boat
squadron. This squadron was on
North Atlantic patrol during
some of the difficult times in the
Battle of the Atlantic, and I
learned there that maintaining a
squadron's aircraft was a 24-hour-
a-day task.
I was later posted to the Canadian    Bomber    Group    servicing
Halifax aircraft. There again I
never once felt, as I quit work in
the evening, that my work was
done. In fact, from my very limited point of view, it seems that
a war is 99% work.
During my travels in the United Kingdom I met a number of
U.B.C grads who are doing important work there. Donald C.
MacPhail is doing research work
for the R.A.F. at the Royal Aircraft establishment in Farnbor-
ough. Don graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1937 and has
since taken his Master's Degree
at California Tech. He is making
a generous contribution to the
success of the R.A.F.
Another U.B.C. graduate doing
things of note is Group Captain
J. A. Verner, a Mechanical Engineering graduate of 1935. He is a
member of Canada's pre-war air
force, and is now holding a very
responsible engineering position
in the Canadian Bomber Group in
Two others in England who are
well up in technical administrative work are Wing Commander
E. W. Martin, Electrical '32, and
Wing Commander "Hank" Giv-
ins, Mech. '32. Each of these men
holds a Chief Technical Officer's
post on a bomber station in England.
The University Tarns a Corner
President of the Alumni
For many years G. E. "Ted"
Baynes has been one of the most
prominent members of the University Alumni Group. Anyone who
has had anything to do with A lumni
work knows Ted very well. Especially characteristic is Ins easy going
method of achieving almost impossible objectives with regard to
A lumni work.
At the last Annual Meeting of the
Alumni Association Ted was elected
President for the coming year, and
we print herewith a short message
from the new President to the members of the A lumni.
State universities throughout
this continent have been subjected
to changes during the period of
war. There has been a general
suppression of social life at the
universities and a greater emphasis on higher academic standards.
These higher standards apply not
only to the sciences, but to the
liberal arts also. There has been
a marked increase of government
bursaries. Co-operative residences
have taken the place of Sorority
and Fraternity houses on several
campuses in America. The privilege of attending a university today  is  based  more  truly  on the
Worthington, John Robert, Major, 28th Armored Regt., B.C.R.
Died of wounds in Normandy,
academic standing of the student
than of yesterday, and with certain disregard as to his financial
We, in British Columbia, have
an opportunity to build a really
great university. Our administration is free of any political, religious or class interference, and
we must make sure that it is always thus. Our new Chancellor,
Mr. Eric W. Hamber, brings a
host of new friends to our university. Our new President, Dr.
Norman MacKenzie, has already
shown us that he is endowed with
the powers of great leadership.
If our university is to develop
as it should, with enough laboratories, lecture rooms, and if we
are to have a medical school, and
our dormitories, it will be necessary that a goodly proportion of
the citizens of this province be in
sympathy with our needs.
It is not enough that we have
the support of all graduates. The
people of this province must understand that this new and larger
university is theirs to use. The
farmer, logger, miner and fisherman must know that there is a
place for his son or daughter at
U.B.C. The benefits of our university will be distributed more
freely, but only to those who have
the capacity to make good use of
The Graduate Chronicle In llimiiii Bookshelf
In some university libraries a
display-case is devoted to books
written by alumni of the institution. The University of British
Columbia could furnish such a
shelf with a sufficiently imposing
array; I wonder whether it has
ever done so. In fact, I wonder
whether all the published writings
of former students of the University are even to be found in the
library. A cursory inspection of
the catalogue, several years ago,
revealed conspicuous omissions.
Perhaps in no single respect
does a university more firmly establish its prestige in the world
than by the publications of its
graduates. To be sure, not all
books are great books; but in a
competitive civilization wherein
the would-be authors are far more
numerous than the books that
reach print, the fact of publication
is a presumptive indication of
some degree of achievement. If
the alumni of a university have
produced a variety of books in
many fields, the public is in a position to judge the merits not only
of the authors but of the institution that trained them. As the
alma mater of each individual author, however, is seldom identified in the books, it is incumbent
upon the university to announce
its claim if it wishes to receive
the credit. The University of
British Columbia, being young in
years and remote in location, can
be particularly benefited by thus
acknowledging its alumni authors.
In mentioning some books by
my fellow-alumni, I make no pretense of completeness. I am sure
that others can be added to the
list; perhaps this article will call
forth further titles that can be recorded in a subsequent issue of
the "Graduate Chronicle."
Pride of place is traditionally
accorded to poetry, and in this
regard a high distinction came to
a graduate of the University when
the Governor - General's gold
medal for the best volume of poetry published in 1942 was awarded
to Earle Birney ('25) for his volume, David and Other Poems.
Dr. Birney (who is at present
Captain  Birney)   has  secured  an
January, 1945
University of Southern California
Not perhaps generally known is
the fact that graduates of the University of British Columbia have
produced quite a volume of written
work. We were pleased recently to
receive from Professor Lionel Stevenson the accompanying article on
some of the writings of our graduates.
Professor Stevenson is a graduate
of Arts '22 and later studied in other
parts of Canada and the United
States. He has now wandered some
distance from British Columbia
and is Professor of English at the
University of Southern California
at Los Aneeles.
unchallenged position among the
most noteworthy Canadian poets
of the present generation.
Of the many other U.B.C. men
and women who have found recreation in poetry-writing, only a
few have published collections of
their work. Geoffrey Riddehough
('24) is the author of The Prophet's Man in the Ryerson chap-
book series. Carol Coates Cassidy
('30) is also represented among
the Ryerson chapbooks with
Fancy Free, and more recently
she has issued another selection
of her poems.
In the writing of novels no
graduate of the University, so far
as I am aware, has as yet achieved
print. An interesting character-
study published five years ago,
Tay John ,was the work of Howard O'Hagan, who attended the
University for a while in my un-
graduate days, but who did not
remain to take a degree.
It is not to be expected that
many alumni are yet old enough
to consider writing autobiographies; but the events of the past
few years are likely to provide
more experiences than a long life
time of peace, and one graduate,
at any rate, has already recorded
her adventures. Free Trip to Berlin, by Isabel Russell Guernsey
('25) was published last year by
the  Macmillan  Company.
In the category of biography,
U.B.C. graduates have made their
most impressive record. The best
known to the American public is
Jean Burton ('24), author of three
books published by the important
firm of A. A. Knopf, and all dealing with picturesque personalities. Beginning with Sir Richard
Burton's Wife, she next wrote
Elisabeth Ney, and just a few
months ago she brought out Heyday of a Wizard, the life of Daniel
Home, the medium. Miss Burton's books are written in a lively
style, and bring their long-forgotten subjects vividly back to life.
In the two related fields of biography and history, a high reputation has been won by Geoffrey
Bruun ('24). He wrote Saint-Just,
Apostle of the Terror in 1932, and
last year won critical acclaim with
his life of Clemencau. His two
historical studies are The Enlightened Despots and Europe
and the French Imperium. Dr.
Bruun is regarded in the United
States as one of the most brilliant
younger authorities upon the
French history of the past two
Other alumni biographers are
Albert Imlah ('22), whose book
on Lord Ellenborough was published by the Harvard University
Press in 1939, and D'Arcy Marsh
('26), author of The Tragedy of
Henry Thornton.
An historian who has become
an acknowledged specialist in his
field is Lennox A. Mills ('16). His
first book, British Malaya, 1824-
1867, was published nineteen
years ago in Singapore. His two
more recent volumes have both
borne the distinguished imprint of
the Oxford University Press, Ceylon Under British Rule, 1795-
1832, and British Rule in Eastern
Also among the historians must
be mentioned Thomas Preston
Peardon ('21), author of The
Transition in English Historical
Writing, which was published by
Columbia University Press in
The category of literary studies
includes The Minerva Press, 1790-
1830, by Dorothy Blakey Smith
('21).   This work, which was pub-
13 lished in London five years ago,
is certain to remain the standard
treatment of its subject, and a revealing contribution to the understanding of the popular fiction of
a century ago. Two members of
the class of 1935, who went to
Europe for graduate study in
French literature, both published
books in Paris in 1938. Deborah
Aish dealt with La Metaphore
dans l'Oeuvre de Stephane Mal-
larme and Joan Dangelzer with
La Description du Mileiu dans le
Roman Francais de Balzac a
The remaining titles on my list
are in the social sciences. Fifteen
years ago the firm of Knopf
brought out a significant study in
international relations entitled
Canada and the United States, by
Hugh L. Keenleyside ('20). As
Dr. Keenleyside is now secretary
of the United States-Canada Permanent Joint Board on Defense
and also a member of the Joint
Economic Council, he provides an
encouraging instance of a man of
expert knowledge eventually finding opportunity to apply it in the
world of practical affairs. He also
collaborated in writing a History
of Japanese Education, upon
which he worked wihle attached
to the Canadian legation in
A book of wide and vital interest is News and the Human Interest Story, by Helen MacGill
Hughes ('25). Technically classified as a sociological treatise, it
has equal significance to students
of literature, and it ought to be
revealing to any reader who
wants to comprehend the forces
shaping the thinking and behavior of the public.
Sociology is represented by the
two books of Harry M. Casidy
('23), Unemployment and Relief
in Ontario, published in 1932, and
Social Security and Reconstruction in Canada, which came out
last year. In the economic field,
Leslie T. Fournier ('21), wrote
Railway Nationalization in Canada, published by the Macmillan
Company in 1935. In education,
Maxwell A. Cameron is the author of The Financing of Education in Ontario, a publication of
the University of Toronto Press.
These titles indicate that U.B.C.
men are contributing their share
to the study of contemporary developments and problems in their
own country.
Percy II. Elliott
To all who knew him, the death
of Professor Percy H. Elliott, late
Principal of Victoria College, has
meant the loss of a man of rare
and fine qualities of mind and
spirit. It has meant, too, the loss
of the man whose spirit was richly
reflected in the life of the College
under his guidance, the growth
and success of which was in no
small measure due to his personality and vision.
It is only fitting that the fine
qualities of the man and the inspiring record of the teacher
should achieve some lasting memorial. The faculty and students
of Victoria College are of the
opinion that the most suitable
form this tribute could take would
be that of an annual student
award to be known as the Percy
H. Elliott Memorial Scholarship
or Loan. With the intention of
accumulating a fund sufficient,
by investment in Dominion Government bonds or equally sound
securities to establish such an
award, a committee composed of
students, faculty members and
friends, has been formed. The
committee feels that all former
students, and other friends, of the
late Principal Elliott will welcome the opportunity to contribute to the proposed memorial
Twenty-five or more books have
been mentioned in the foreging
paragraphs, almost all published
within the past fifteen years.
Whether or not any single alumnus may feel impelled to read
them all, the whole graduate body
can feel justifiably proud that
their representatives have made
such a substantial contribution to
literature and scholarship. To
anyone who is looking for an unusual hobby that can be started
on a limited scale, I recommend a
collection of "U.B.C. Books."
The committee in charge of the
campaign reports that contributions are coming in steadily. A
sum of nearly $1200 was contributed by the first 180 subscribers
to be heard from. This amount
of course includes several large
contributions, but there is every
indication that the project has the
warm support of all friends and
former students of the late Principal of Victoria College.
The original objective set by
the committee was a fund sufficient to establish two $150 scholarships, on the basis of a two-
dollar contribution from every
former student of Professor Elliott, both at Victoria College and
a tthe University. It is not possible to reach or to hear from all
of these at the present time, a
fact which makes the generous
response from those able to send
a larger amount doubly gratifying.
Every friend and former student of the splendid man and
teacher" who is being commemorated will feel that an adequate
tribute will be paid only by attaining the larger objective. A form
letter has been sent to all friends
and former students whose addresses were available. Any who
have not yet been reached, or who
have not yet contributed, are
asked to send their contributions
to Jeffree Cunningham, Treasurer
of the Scholarship Committee,
Victoria College.
On the Honorary Committee
are Mr. Justice A. D. Macfarlane,
Mr. Arthur E. Lord, Dr. S. J.
Willis, Mr. Walter Gage, Mr. Ira
Dilworth, and Miss Margaret
Clay. The active committee, composed of staff and students, includes Dorothy Cruickshank, J. A.
Cunningham, G. P. Black, W. G.
Fields, W. H. Hickman, W. Rob-
bins, D. L. Holms, P. H. Pari-
zeau, and Peggy Pepper.
The Graduate Chronicle Marriages
Helen Isabell Elrick to Howard
Nelson McKim, B.A.Sc. '41,
November, 1944, at Vancouver.
Margaret Gwendolyn Gibbs of
Oak Bay, Victoria, '44, to
Douglas Andrew Haggart, '44,
Dec. 23, 1944, at Victoria.
Claudia Violet Matheson, B.A.
'42, to Flying Officer Archibald
Thomas Paton, D.F.C, R.C.
A.F., B.A. '42, at Vancouver,
December 16th.
Ethel Isobel Frost, B.A. '41, to
Weston Frost at Montreal in
Berenice Catherine Mclntyre, '39,
to Earl Albert Russell at Vancouver in November.
Mildred Mae Nairne, B.A. '44, to
Sgt. Thomas Jackson, Field Artillery, U.S. Army, at Brown-
wood, Texas, September 7th.
Sylvia Anderson to Henry James
Marshall, B.Comm. '44, at Calgary in September.
Doreen Grant, '44, to John G.
Warden at Vancouver on September 9th.
Mary Patricia Higgins, '41, to
Hugh Attrill Lyttleton, '40, at
Vancouver on October 25th.
Molly McCallum to Lt. John I.
Bird, R.C.N.V.R., '39, at Vancouver on October 12th.
Helen Patricia Welch, '44, to Lt.
Douglas Findlay of Montreal,
Douglas Findlay of Montreal,
at Qualicum, B.C.August 25th.
Ruth Pickin, '41, to Frederick
Douglas Bolton, B.A. '34, B.A.
Sc. '36, at Vancouver in October.
Gertrude Marion Crosby of Banff
to Donald A. C. McGill, '41, at
Banff on October 28th.
Mary Leslie Beale, B.A. '40, to
Fl. Lieut. Robert Campbell
Kenmuir, '40, at Vancouver in
Joan Margaret Hamilton to Paul
Smith, B.A.Sc. '38, at Vancouver on December 18th.
Laura Beth Cocking to Sgt. J.
Gordon Hall at Vancouver on
December 23rd.
Effie Florence Mercer to Lt. Wesley Pinkham Munsie, R.C.N.
V.R., at Vancouver, December 13th.
Elsie Mary Elvis of Birmingham,
England, to F.O. J. P. "Jack"
Matheson at Birmingham or.
December 2nd.
Jean Elizabeth Logan to Capt.
Clifford E. Wood of Seaforth
Highlanders at Vancouver ir.
Pauline Mary Greet, '44, to Frank
Ekman, '44, at Vancouver in
Marjorie Louise Lockyer to Desmond Morris at Vancouver ir
Marjorie Jessup, B.Comm. '38, to
Fl. Lieut. J. D. McMorran at
Halifax on December 9th.
Peggy Lydia White to Pilot Officer Stanley C. Woods at Vancouver in November.
Beatrice Jeanne Ladner to Lieut.
Edmund Newton Pottinger,
R.C.N.V.R., at Vancouver ir.
Louise LaRoche Fairnie to Russell H. Marshall, R.C.A.M.C,
at Vancouver on December
Alice Morrow, B.A. '32, to Captain Albert M. Snerr, U.S.N.R.,
at Vancouver in November.
Doreen Elizabeth Ryan, '41, to
Squadron Leader Colin Braidwood Walker, D.S.O., R.A.A.
F., of Brisbane, Australia, or.
December 21st at Vancouver.
Barbara White, '41, to Henry
Melville Sutherland of University of Manitoba, December
2nd at Vancouver.
Hazel Jeffery Bunty Scott to
Squadron Leader Thomas L. C.
Branson, B.A. '41, at Vancouver in December.
Mabel Gwendolyn Robson, B.S.A
'44, to Flying Officer David
Swackhammer, B.S.A. '43, at
New Westminster in October.
Jocelyn Mary Diana Daniell,
B.A. '43, of Nanaimo, to James
Tackaberry McCay, B.A.Sc. '43,
at Nanaimo on December 16th.
Paule Carion of Ghent, Belgium,
to Lieut. Robert Campbell R.
Smith, B.Comm. '39, R.C.N
V.R., at Ghent in Belgium in
Helen Brown Manning, B.A. '43,
to George [Philip Akrigg, B.A.
'37, M.A. '40, on September 2nd
at Vancouver.
Eleanor Wyness, B.A. '44, to Fl.
Lieut. John Lloyd Hunter at
Montreal on September 23rd.
Phyllis Ellis, '42, to L.A.C. Benedict Harold Coyle of Winnipeg,
at Vancouver on October 24th.
Beatrice Mary Scott to F.O. Harvey Baker Sutherland at Vancouver in October.
Margaret Radcliffe to John Farina, B.A. '43, at Montreal in
Mary Eileen Newby, B.A. '41, to
John Michael Korner at Vancouver in September.
Pamela Joan Smith to F.O. Dale
Rumball, B.Comm. '42, at Vancouver in December.
A Letter . . .
Capt. T. Murray Hunter,
R.C.A., Arts '35, Det. 2, Cdn. Fid.
Hist. Sec, H.Q. 2nd Cnd. Div.,
Canadian Army Overseas, writes
in part:
"To begin with, I am the
humble Historical Officer for the
2nd Canadian Division—covering-
all activities of historical (as well
as of current operational) interest with respect to all regiments,
battalions, detachments—or what
have you—within that division.
My detachment includes the War
Artist, Capt. Geo. Pepper, Toronto, a corporal clerk, two drivers, a jeep, another vehicle and
two trailers. We are 'mobile' in
every sense of the word and a
good part of our work is done in
the forward areas—not right in
the front line, you understand,
but well up. Naturally our Detachment H.Q. is located at or
near the Divisional H.Q. It is my
job to see that nothing in the way
of marked maps, plans, messages,
air photos, etc., that may be of
historical value, are destroyed. To
supplement this evidence I obtain
interviews with personnel who
have 'first hand' knowledge from
the G.O.C down, check the narratives so obtained, have them
typed and sent forward to the
H.Q. of the section of which this
detachment is a part. In addition
I write up certain periodical summaries of operations and I have
other duties which I cannot mention. The work is very fascinating ... at least one is enabled
to keep the wheels going around
in one's head, and Lord knows
they rust quickly enough as it is."
January, 1945
15 U. B. C. GRADUATES in the
With Arvida and Shipshaw in
the news it's time you heard from
the U.B.C. graduates living in the
Lake St. John district.
All of us but one work for
Aluminum Company of Canada
Ltd., and we all sit around and
talk about Vancouver till one
Easterner asked if there was any
difference between Vancouver and
Pat Love calls B. C. the "land
of milk and honey." I suppose
we all suffer in some degree from
homesickness. Indeed most of
the engineers here are from all
over Canada but I don't think any
of them do as much shouting
about their home province as the
B. C crowd do.
We accuse the Maritimers from
"down East" of being clannish,
but they can't hold a candle to
us. The place here is full of
Queens graduates and they love
Queens dearly and keep reminding us of their superiority in numbers (in the district) but we maintain we have the quality.
About the U.B.C. graduates
here, there's Bert Barratt, a civil
engineering grad of '31 now at
Price Bros. & Co. Ltd., River-
bend, Que. He's Plant Engineer
at the paper mill there and "has
been in his present position since
September, 1941.
After college Bert was with B.
C. Pulp and Paper Co. at Wood-
fibre for four years and then with
Dominion Bridge Co., Northern
Construction Co., and Defense
Industries Limited before going
to Riverbend. He's married to
the former Barbara Grant of Victoria. She's a graduate of Chelsea College of Physical Education. They were married in 1937
and have one son, Christopher
John, aged two.
Riverbend is 40 miles from
here, Arvida, and is a very pretty
little town near where Lake St.
John empties into the Saguenay
River. Riverbend is very English
looking, probably because the late
Sir William Price, who was British, wanted his paper towns to
look like home to him. There are
pink    sidewalks    in    Riverbend,
One of the policies of "The Chronicle" is to bring to our readers news
of Alumni in all parts of the world.
It is probably not generally known
that there is quite a University of
British Columbia group working for
the Aluminum Company of Canada,
in the Saguenay District of Quebec.
Marian Sangster Reeve, Graduate of
'33, has got together the following
information for us:
We trust that we may hear from
some other groups in order that we
may print their story in "The
which have been much publicized
and what peculiarities of whimsy
or circumstance made them that
color are still a mystery to me.
Betty and Pat Love lived at
Riverbend for a time this winter
while waiting for their new six-
room house in Isle Maligne to be
finished. Isle Maligne is a couple
of miles from Riverbend.
Pat worked at Sheep Creek after graduating in Metallurgy in
'38 and in September of that year
went to Shawinigan with the
Aluminum Co. A year later he
came to Arvida and in 1943 was
transferred to Isle Maligne where
the Aluminum Co. has some pot
rooms. Pat is Superintendent of
Production   there.    Pat   married
Betty Jones, Arts '38, in July,
1941, in Montreal. Betty's home
town is New Westminster, B. C.
The Bells are still there and so
are the Callous. Norman Bell is
a Chemical Engineering grad of
'37 and went to the University of
Michigan at* Ann Arbor for his
M.Sc, which he completed in '39.
He's been here ever since and is
now Assistant Superintendent of
No. 2 Ore Plant. He married
Catherine Scott of Vancouver in
Montreal,  September,   1941.
Pat and Norman roomed together in Chicoutimi for some
time before they were married.
Chicoutimi is seven miles from
here and the largest town in the
Most of the engineers here
speak French quite fluently because they have to use it in their
work. The women aren't too good
at it. We need to use it to talk
to our French maid, if we're
lucky enough to have one, but we
use a mixture of French and English and gesture and get by that
way. In shopping it's sometimes
difficult unless you speak French
but usually someone in the shop
can be found who can be made to
Very little French is used
around the English person who is
not bilingual because all the
French people speak English at
tea parties and other French-English gatherings.   If they don't talk
Seated, left to right: Marion Sangster Reeve '33 (the author), Nancy Sadler
Rand '39, Molly Field Callon '39, Ellen Raphael '36, Catherine Scott Bell.
Standing, left to right: Tom Anderson '42, Carl Hand '39, David Reeve '33,
Stewart MacKenzie '42, Tom Brook, '36, Norman Bell '37, Tel Potter '36, Bill
Wilson '33.   Gene Zotov '38 was away when this was taken in late Sept.,  1944.
English then you seldom meet
them out socially because the
whole thing is so difficult for all
concerned. There is, of course, a
great deal of purely French-speaking social life of which the purely
English-speaking person would
know nothing at first hand because of the language difficulty.
The Gallons come into this because Mrs. Ross Callon was the
former Molly Field of New Westminster and a graduate of Arts '39
with Teachers' Training in '40.
Molly taught at Creston till '42,
spent six months in Montreal before coming up here to work as a
laboratory analyst. She met Ross
on the train coming up to visit
Dave and me at Christmas, 1942.
She married Ross in August '43.
Molly Field Clark worked here
for a while last year as a stenographer, and Sydney Parker, 1
think her year is the same as
Molly's, also worked as a stenographer before going to Montreal
and getting a job with Aluminum
Co. of Canada there.
Evelyn MacQueen of Victoria
left Arvida this spring to join the
Navy and the last address we
have for her is PAY. MacQueen,
M.E., "H.M.C.S. Cornwallis,"
Halifax, N.S., Ev. was doing some
lab work here, superintending
girls who were lab. workers. Ev.'s
a graduate of Arts '28 and taught
in the interior of B. C. for some
years before coming East to do
war work.
Gladys York was here until
Christmas, also working in the
lab., but left for Montreal and
didn't know what her plans would
be. Her year is '29, and her home
town is Abbotsford, where she
taught for some time before
breaking into war work.
At one time last year Ev.,
Gladys, Sydney, Polly and Ellen
Raphael were all living in the
Saguenay Inn or one of its an--
nexes. Now Ellen is the only one
left. She graduated from U.B.C.
in '36 and took her B.Sc. in '38
from University of Washington
in Home Economics. Ellen worked in Shawinigan before coming
here last year to do similar work
as a chemist. Ellen was home in
Vancouver to visit this spring.
Betty Love was home last summer, Stu MacKenzie was home
this summer, Vera Brock has been
home twice in the last four years.
And so it goes, one trip, return,
to Paradise.
Stu MacKenzie, Tel Potter and
Tom Anderson all live at the
Saguenay Inn. It's a marvellous
place, luxuriously furnished and
designed along the lines of an.old
French Manoir. The outlook from
the terrace is simply beautiful.
The land falls away to the Saguenay River Valley and just across
the river shine the lights of Ship-
Stu graduated in '42 in Chemical Engineering and has been here
ever since.    He is now supervisor"
of the Leaching Department, Ore
Plant No. 3.
Tom Anderson, also a '42 graduate in Chemical Engineering,
went to Powell River Pulp and
Paper Co. for six months before
coming to Arvida. He is now in
operation work in Ore Plant No.
Tel Potter is a Civil of '36 and
lived near Dawson City while
working for Yukon Consolidated
Gold Corpn., from 1936 till 1941.
He turned up here in '42 and is
doing field engineering in connection with construction. Tel's home
used to be in Trail but his family
now live in Victoria. By the way,
if you want a slant on comparative weather conditions, Tel declares he was never as cold in the
Yukon as he was in his first winter here.
The only graduate in Arvida
whom I knew at college is Bill
Wilson, who took his B.A. in
Chemistry in '33. Since then he
has spent two years with the
Northern Reef Gold Mines as as-
sa)'er. He was then 150 miles
north of Prince George. The next
six years were spent at Pioneer
Gold Mines as assayer and chemist and he put in one year at To-
fino as mill superintendent for
Musketeer Gold Mines before
coming here last year. He's supervisor of the Remelt and Service
Department. Bill has two children, Suzan, aged five, and Halford
(named after Bill's alderman brother), aged three. Bill married
Olive Irwin of Vancouver in '37.
Bill and Olive just moved into a
nice six-room house near the Inn.
Across the gully on Castner
Street, live Vera and Tom Brock.
Tom is probably our best known
graduate, being the son of the late
Dean and Mrs. R. W. Brock. Tom
is also our most educated graduate. He's Royal Military College,
'34; U.B.C, '36 in Chemical Engineering, and M.I.T., '38, where
he took his M.Sc. in Chemical
Engineering. He married the former Vera Robson of North Vancouver in '37 and their son Leith
is now five. They have a new
adopted son, Barrie Russel, aged
five months.
Tom is president of the Arvida
Branch of the Red Cross Society
and a past president of the Arvida
Orchestra Association. He is the
newly elected president of the
Aluminum   Service   Club   which
January, 1945
17 makes up parcels for Aluminum
Co. employees who have joined
the armed forces.
Tom is Superintendent of the
Fluoride Plant and has been here
since '38. That makes Tom the
longest resident here of any of us.
As an R.M.C. graduate he asked
for active military service as soon
as war broke out but was told to
stay here.
Carl Hand and Gene Zotov live
near each other but at the other
end of town from the rest of us,
that being about two miles away.
Carl is a '39 graduate in Electrical
and spent three years on Bahrein
Island in the Gulf of Persia before
coming to Arvida in '43. Carl
was shift engineer in the Power
Office here but has recently transferred to maintenance work. He
married the former Nancy Sadler
in '42. Nancy is Arts '39 from
Nancy and Carl announced the
arrival in Arvida of their son,
Clive Douglas, in July, 1944.
Gene Zotov, B.A., '38, M.A.
'40, works here as a chemist in
the Spectrograph Lab. with Ross
Callon. Gene spent five years , '38
to '42, as an assistant in Physics
at U.B.C. before coming here. He
married Vickie Palesvsky, May
5th, 1940. The Zotovs, Gene and
Vickie, announced the arrival in
Arvida in July, 1944, of their son,
Andrew Daniel.
My husband, David Reeve, is a
'33 graduate in Mechanical Engineering and has worked in the
pulp and paper industry in Port
Alice, B. C; Smith Rock Falls,
Ont., and Baie Comeau, Que. We
went to Port Alberni for a few
weeks before coming here in 1940.
Dave is Chief Draughtsman in the
Aluminum Co. here. I graduated
the same year in Arts but we didn't meet till '35 in Port Alice and
were married in Sherbrooke, Que.,
in '38. We have a daughter, Jo
Ann, aged two and a half.
Dr. Norman Phillips comes into
Arvida from the laboratories of
Aluminum Limited, Kingston,
quite frequently. Norm is a B.A.
'33, an M.A. '35, and a Ph.D. from
McGill '38. He is married to a
Montreal girl and they have two
sons, the oldest being about four.
Maurice Lambert, B.A.Sc '39,
was here doing production work
and work in the engineering office
but he left some time ago to do
aircraft work in Montreal. He has
three children.
As for the activities of all of
us . . . Pat and Betty have a nice
set-up in Isle Maligne. They have
bought Tom Brock's sailboat and
use it on the fore-bay by the dam
at Isle Maligne. They have a car,
too, and drive to Arvida often on
business. Pat plays the French
horn and was a member of the
Arvida Orchestra while he was
For Arvidians, we can play tennis on the Inn Course or golf on
the course here. There's a new
golf course in the making on the
shores of the Saguenay below but
out of sight of, the Inn. It promises to be very scenic. The present course is very hilly, twice
crossing the deep gully made by
the Duchesne River.
We ski in the winter. The
same hills which made the golf
course strenuous make for good
skiing. Swimming isn't of such
easy access. Many people swim
in the Saguenay from a nice
stretch of beach below the Inn
but that river is swift and very
dangerous. There's a lovely beach
across the river near Shipshaw
and you can get there by bus.
There's the Chicoutimi River
about three miles away and Lake
St. John, 40 miles away.
We also curl and skate in the
winter and bowl all the year
round. There is softball if you
wish to play, and hockey.
Arvida's population is about
12,000 with Chicoutimi populated
by about 20,000 people.
We're about 400 miles and 12
hours from Montreal by train,
two hours by air, and an indefinite time by car, though I think
12 hours would do it nicely.
There's a good market here, the
best in the district, and people
from surrounding towns come to
shop here.
There are a few wild strawberries and raspberries to be had for
the picking and all kinds of blueberries. The district is commonly
known as blueberry country and
anyone staying over a year is then
a "blueberry."
Tt's supposed to be a very good
fishing and hunting country but
I can't tell you about that at first
hand. At any rate the surrounding country is dotted with fishing
clubs which have attracted many
The weather is "eastern," warm
in summer, cold in winter. The
temperature doesn't go to 67 below like it did when we were in
Northern Ontario, but you're apt
to get wind at any temperature
which can make for tough going.
The Executive of the Alumni
Association of the University
of British Columbia
Honorary President:
Dr. Norman MacKenzie,
The University of B. C. AL 1191
1820 Allison Road AL 0361
G. E. "Ted" Baynes,
1010 Seymour St. MA 7840
2979 Palmerston,
West Vancouver West 898-R-2
2nd Vice-President:
Miss Rosemary Collins,
5311 Balsam St. KE 3323-R
3rd Vice-President:
Dr. John Allardyce,
2772 Camosun St. AL 1718-R
Department of Biology,
The University of B. C.       AL 1191
Miss Mary L. Mulvin,
3814 West 21st Ave. AL 2893-L
Forest Products Lab.,
The University of B. C. AL 1191
H. S. "Pete" Fowler,
c/o C. M. & S.,
355 Burrard St. MA 331
Records Secretary:
Miss Margaret Morrison,
Assistant Registrar AL 1191
1385 West 15th Ave. BA 1818-L
Mrs. Shirley Gross,
Brock Building
1311 Beach Ave.
Editor of Chronicle:
Darrell Braidwood,
525 Seymour St.
Miss Mary Fallis,
1555 West 14th Ave.
Miss Elinor Bossv,
4410 Osier St.
F/L W. C. Gibson,
R.C.A.F.  Medical Unit,
Sea Island, B. C.
P.  R. Brissenden,
640 West Pender St.
J. S. Maguire,
475 Howe Street
Walter J. Lind,
4093 West 13th Ave.
AL 1231
PA 9405
PA 3464
BA 0625-R
BA 6360
MA 6448
PA 9574
AL 1596-L
1944 Grad Class Representative:
Alex Rome,
5891 Alma Road KE 3308
Alma Mater Society:
Allan Ainswortb,
3650 West 29th Ave. AL 2825-L
Past Presidents:
Bruce A. Robinson,
110 Homer Street PA 7335
A. T. R. "Tommy" Campbell,
675 West Hastings St. PA 9164
The Graduate Chronicle CORRESPONDENCE
P.O. 1048, Zone 7,
October 4, 1944.
The Alumni Association.
Dear Madam:
For some years I have intended
contacting the Alumni Office and
give a little more up-to-date information concerning myself.
I notice in the recent Alumni
Directory, my address is still
given as 701 Stevens Building,
perhaps it would be better to give
by home address, which is 1610
S. W. Clifton, Portland 1, Oregon.
I am enclosing a picture postcard of my laboratory building.
U.B.C. Alumna, particularly those
in the field of chemistry, might be
interested to call on me when in
Portland. About two years ago
another U.B.C. man, Mr. James
M. Orr, '36, Mining Engineering,
affiliated with this laboratory and
operates a mining and spectrograph^ department.
I manage to get to Vancouver
two or three times a year and visit
a few of my U.B.C. friends and
classmates, but have not had time
to visit the University as I would
like very much to do.
Very truly yours,
November 26, 1944.
Dear Mr. Editor:
Five frenzied years of war, and
the full living that went with
them, have not altered my desire
to become a Doctor, a desire
which has been strengthened, not
weakened, by desert nights, Maltese sirens, and long lonely missions through hostile midnight
Always there has been obstacles
in the path toward fulfillment.
Annual increases in entrance standards seemed repeatedly to exceed
my qualifications. There was the
ever-present financial problem.
But now as a graduate of U.B.C.
I can gain admission to any Canadian Medical School and a grateful people will help me defray the
expenses of a Medical education.
But there is still an obstacle. Its
nature is different.   It is very per
sonal and hard to overcome. It
didn't exist before I went away,
but five years' absence from Vancouver is a long time and I don't
want to go away again. With all
my heart I want to dig in, dig in
deep here in British Columbia
where Canada raises her best
While in distant lands news
came to me of endowments, of
motions passed, and my hopes
rose. They were a great inspiration to me, a sobering influence.
But were these false hopes? Am
I to be forced out of my birthplace again or, as my only alternative, give up my childhood ambition?
There is one satisfactory solution to my problem. It is an obvious solution and one which
would benefit every citizen of British Columbia. The government
of B. C. must approve the plans
for a Medical School here.
So, Mr. Editor, will you join
with me in a rousing "Tuum est"
to our provincial legislature.
Flight-Lieutenant Mansfield Beach
is a well-known graduate of the
University of British Columbia,
where he was prominent in athletics, specialising in track events.
He was a former competitor in the
British Empire Games. While at the
University he was associated with
Delta Upsilon.
He has been overseas with the Air
Force since the start of the war, and
has seen ninety-four operational
flights. He has been awarded the
D.F.C., and a few weeks ago was
awarded a Bar to his D.F.C. He is
at present in Vancouver on leave.
Vancouver, B. C,
October 27th, 1944.
The Editor,
Graduate Chronicle.
Dear Mr. Editor:
After listening to complaints
from older grads that most of the
news of people and their whereabouts in the Graduate Chronicle
seems to be confined to grads of
'40 and later, I came to the conclusion that probably the fault lay
with the older grads who never
say where they are or what they
are doing. Having had occasion
to travel a great deal across the
country on the King's business in
the last three years or so, and
thereby meeting a good many old
classmates, I finally decided at
least to do my part in giving you
such news -of former grads as I
possess, and the result is on the
list enclosed herewith. Probably
a good deal of this is already
known and pretty common property, but you may be able to make
something out of it.
Incidentally, since I am not on
the list, here is information on
myself. Normally employed by
Standard Oil of B. C, I have been
on loan to the Dominion Government as Oil Engineer up until last
summer when I was returned to
my own company as Operations
Superintendent, which is, in effect,
a kind of Chief Engineer. My
wife is Hilda Coles, Arts '27, and
we have one child who will probably (and it makes me shudder!)
be about Arts '60.
The following grads are all with
Standard Oil Company of British
Columbia Limited:
Tom Bremner—Sc. '38:
Assistant Engineer at the refinery. He was with the Hydro-
graphic Service of the Dominion
Government before he came to us.
Ernie Carswell—Sc. '33:
Is on the Sales Staff in Vancouver.
Frank Elliott—A. '27:
Is the company's legal light.
Sc. '28 and Sc. '35.
September 21st, 1944.
Secretary Alumni Association
of the University of
British Columbia.
Dear Madam:
I am directed to inform you
that the Alumni Association Bursary has been awarded to:
Miss Doris Deborah  Favne,
5998' Vine Street,
Vancouver, B. C
Yours very truly,
January, 1945
19 Jeckell Fairley—Sc. '34:
(M. Aubin Burridge—A. '31)
Is Assistant Engineer in the
Operations Department ,working
under the writer. They have one
Howard Nicholson—A. '29:
(M. Elaine Colledge—A. '30)
Is now running the company's
office in Calgary, having recently
been transferred from Vancouver.
Bev Patrick—A. '29:
Is normally with the company
Accounting Division and is at
present away wearing the rings
of a Flight-Lieutenant.
Art Rees—Sc. '28:
On the Sales Staff as Industrial
Lubrication Specialist.
Now for the rest of the people
that I have run across in the last
two or three years:
Helen Dobie—A. '26:
Has been Mrs. Helen Abbott
for some years now, living in
Vancouver, and has a small
daughter, very cute.
Basil Bailey—Sc. '30:
Is chemist with Pacific Biological Lab, of which Neil Carter is
in charge.
Bill Blankenbach—Sc. '29:
Is with the B. C Sugar Refinery.
Tommy Brown—A. '25:
Has a flourishing legal practice
in Prince Rupert.
Bert Carpenter—Sc. '28:
(M. Margaret Sutherland—
Sc. '31)
Is Superintendent at the C.I.L.
plant at Nobel in Ontario.
Bob Donald—Sc. '35:
(M. Kay Coles—A. '35)
Is with Tropical Oils Limited
at Barranca Bermeja in Colombia
and is expected home some time
after the new year. They have
a small daughter who is the image
of Bob.
Duncan Fraser—Sc. '23:
Is a Director and an Engineer
with Home Oil Distributors Limited in Vancouver.
Bob French—Sc. '35:
Is a chemist with B. C Packers
—playing with vitamins and such,
I presume.
Arthur Gordon—Sc. '27 and '35:
Is on the Engineering Staff at
the City Hall in Vancouver.
Harley Hatfield—A. '28:
(M. Tottie Tisdale—Sc '29)
Is in the Air Force, and normally helps to run the family contracting business in Penticton —
you can get him anywhere from
Lytton to Nelson.
Hugh Hodgings—Sc. '28:
(M. Heggie Hillis—Sc. 31).
Has been with the Provincial
Forestry Branch for a long while,
and is now with the Woods Department of Pacific Mills Limited
at Ocean Falls.
Cyril Jones—Sc. '23:
Ts Flight-Lieutenant on the Engineering Staff at Western Air
Allen Jones—Sc. '28:
(M. Gertrude Hillis—A. 28)
Is at Air Force headquarters in
Ottawa—Group Captain in charge
of the maintenance of the Air
Force buildings and so on.
Heather Kilpatrick—Sc. '31:
Has been with the Public
Health Department in Victoria;
is now with the U.N.R.R.A. at
Washington, D.C
John Liersch—Sc. '27:
Is Forest Engineer with the
Government-owned Aero Timber
Products Limited which produces
airplane spruce.
Tommy Lowden—Sc. '26:
Is General Manager for Western Bridge Company, Vancouver.
Fred Coffin—Sc. '24:
Still running his own contracting business in Vancouver.
Doug Manley—Sc. '34:
Was with Standard Oil for
quite a while, then went to Boeings, and is now in business for
himself — something to do with
Hugh Morrison—A. '30:
(M. Isobel Barton—A. '26)
Has been on loan to the Dominion Government in Ottawa in
his capacity as a teacher until recently, and is now a School Inspector with headquarters at
Courtenay. They have two children ,and are very shake
the dust of Ottawa from their
Hector Munro—A. '27:
(M. Blanche Almond—A. '27)
Is on loan to the Timber Control in Ottawa from If. R. McMillan, but expects to be back in
his civilian job some time next
Ralph McDiarmid—Sc. '30:
Is running the Shell Oil Refinery in Vancouver.
Phil Northcott—Sc. '35:
Is Engineer for the Pioneer
Timber Company at Port McNeill up near Alert Bay.
Vincent Pinhorn—A. '36:
Was until recently at Naval
Headquarters in Ottawa where
he was secretary of a Fuel Supply
Committee, of which the writer
was a member.
Dr. Elinor Riggs—A. '29:
(M. Monty Wood—A. '30)
Has just recently acquired a
son. Monty is in the Navy and
they expect ■ to be living in the
east after the war is over.
Margaret Riggs—A. '30:
Is now Mrs. Arthur Gourley,
living in Winnipeg, and expecting their first-born very shortly.
Jimmy Rothwell—Sc. '27:
Is on the Engineering Staff of
the City of Vancouver.
Jack Shakespeare—A. '27 :
Is with the Montreal Trust
Company and now living in Montreal, married, and has two children. His wife is Marmo Cross
from Calgary.
Alan Stewardson—Sc. '28:
Has been with the -Dominion
Hydrographic Service for a long
while, had a long spell of sickness, and is now Assistant City
Engineer of the City of New
Laurie Todd—Sc. '27:
Is on the Engineering Staff,
Imperial  Oil  Refinery,  loco.
Ross Tolmie—A. '29:
Is with the Income Tax Department of the Dominion Government in Ottawa. He very kindly came to see me while I was in
the hospital there.
Bill Tremaine—A. '38:
Is with the Imperial Oil in their
loco refinery.
Claire Willis—Sc. '35:
Is chemist with Home Oil Distributors at their North Vancouver plant.
Billie Wilson—A. '29:
Is married and living in Seattle.
Over and above these, Professor and Mrs. Soward and Professor and Mrs. Angus are in Ottawa on loan to the Dominion Government and not liking it any too
The Graduate Chronicle THE PRESIDENT
^Looki at tm
It is always a matter of regret
that ceremonies of this kind sometimes have to be held in the midst
of a great war, for we can never
forget those of our number who
are not with us, nor forget the
obligation we owe them and their
families. Already, more than 125
undergraduates and more than 50
of our graduates of whom we
have definite knowledge, are dead
or missing, while we have in the
Services some 2,000 of our number. I hope that the sacrifices
these young men and women have
made and are making will inspire
the rest of us to great things and
to provide fitting memorials to
their memory. Meanwhile our
deepest sympathy goes out to
their families and friends.
I have already been nearly three
months in British Columbia and
I have had the pleasure of meeting many of you, but as this is
the first time that I have appeared
before you in my official capacity,
may I say that I consider it a
great honor and a great privilege
to be the President of the University of British Columbia. I
come, as you know, from one of
the oldest universities in Canada,
and I left it with profound regret,
for I had loyal and good friends
there and lived happy and useful
years among them. I accepted
this position because I know there
are great opportunities for constructive work in this university
in the future and I felt it would
be interesting and worth while to
have a hand in its development.
The University of British Columbia is the youngest university in
Canada but already it has the
third largest enrolment of students and the record and reputation of its graduates is second to
none. Credit for this is due to
the men and women who founded
it and to the members of its staff,
many of whose names are held in
the highest respect among scholars everywhere. Here may I pay
tribute to my predecessor, Dr.
Klinck. I regret very much that
he is not with us but I am sure
This is the first year in office of
the University's new President, Dr.
Norman A. McKenzie. In his few
weeks in Vancouver Dr. McKenzie
has met and talked with many Imn-
dreds of Alumni, and there are few
of those Alumni who have not been
impressed with the new Head of the
University's Administrative system.
At the Fall Congregation Dr. McKenzie gave the Congregation Address. His statement was a particularly fine one in that he reviewed
Education and the University as he
saw it, and gave his ideas on the
future of the University. We print
herewith the text of this address
that you will all join with me in
wishing him a long, a pleasant,
and a useful period of retirement,
and join me, too, in assuring him
that he will always find a warm
welcome here at the University
of British Columbia and among
its students and graduates. There
is one other thing I am sure you
would wish me to do before I
leave this introductory section of
my address, and that is to welcome our new Chancellor, the
Honourable Mr. Hamber, to assure him of our whole-hearted
support and to tell him how
pleased we are that he has consented to accept this high and
responsible office. We hope that
he will enjoy his association with
the University and we hope, too,
that he will find his duties interesting and not too onerous.
As this is a university and you
are a university audience, 1
thought it appropriate that I
should give you my views of Education and its place in Society;
my views, too, of the University
and what it should do and be;
and finally, a few words about the
President and his place in the
the University, in Education, and
in Society.
Education has many definitions
or meanings, but for my purposes
I propose to discuss only two of
An Address  By
President of the University of
British Columbia
: LLnL(jEfi±itu
them : first, Education in its widest and all-inclusive sense; and
second, Education in its limited
or technical and professional
Education is the creating, the
shaping, the moulding of a man
or woman, the development of a
human personality. It begins before birth, for the character, the
quality and the behaviour of the
parents and the nature of the
community they live in will determine in some measure the character, the quality and the future
of the child. After birth, environment, experience, opportunity and
many other factors, some of them
subject to our control, many of
them uncontrollable, will all influence the mature man and woman. Education, as a social agency or instrument, will be shaped
and guided in turn by the goals
we set for ourselves as individuals and as a society. In other
words, the kind of citizen we
want, the kind of men or women
we want ourselves and our children to be, the kind of society and
nation we desire, these will determine our social and our educational goals. These goals or objectives, will and do vary somewhat with the individual and
with the group, but Ave can set
down a few upon which there
will be general agreement.
The first of these is health, physical and mental fitness. Our education, in this field, has been inadequate and unsatisfactory, but
I believe we are begining to understand its importance and to
realize that we can take steps to
improve it. Material welfare is
another objective upon the importance of which most of us will
agree. This includes food, clothing, shelter, employment, income,
and other matters of this kind.
The achievement of material welfare is partly a personal responsibility, but it is becoming increasingly a social or community
one as well, and it is one which
must be a major concern of education.   These are basic and, in a
January, 1945
21 sense, primitive objectives, and
civilized men and women are not
and cannot be satisfied with them
alone. So we find education concerning itself with other things
that we describe as intellectual,
cultural and spiritual. Here it
must strive to achieve or provide
three things. The first is the
complete development of human
personality, that is, the providing
for each of us the power and the
opportunity to develop ourselves
to the utmost limit of our capacities. The second is the training
of our minds so that we can think
for ourselves with accuracy and
understanding and meet and deal
with new and unexpected situations with competence and flexibility. The third is the ability to
discriminate, to pick and choose
between the good and the less
good, between the genuine and
the false, in short, the ability to
select those things and make
those decisions which are wise
and enduring.
Education in the more limited
or technical sense is concerned
with skills and professional competence. It is designed to equip
us with the tools that we may
need in living and making a living
— tools such as language, the
written and spoken word, and
mathematics and science, with
which to meet nature and to harness it to our service. Education
in this sense trains us to be craftsmen, and to find vocations and to
be successful in them.
The formal and orthodox instruments of education are familiar to all of us. They include
the home, the church, the school,
the university and the press. But
in terms of shaping and influencing individuals, particularly children, there are other modern agencies which are of increasing importance and which too often we
are not aware of or ignore. I refer to the radio, the comic strip,
the movies, the graphics, and
"cheap literature." I sometimes
feel that these have a greater influence upon our young people
than all of the orthodox agencies
put together, and I note with
some apprehension that their objectives or goals, as well as the
motives which inspire them, may
have nothing to do with our alleged educational objectives. I
note too that with few exceptions
these agencies are not subject to
public  or  social  control  and  are
operated by individuals for very
specific individual purposes. But
perhaps I have said enough about
education in general to suggest to
you what I mean by it and the importance I attach to it.
The University is a specialized
form or agency of education and
one which has its own methods,
practices and ideals. It should and
must strive to serve the community and every group and individual in it either directly or indirectly, and the measure of its success is likely to be the completeness and the importance of this
service. It trains our professional
men and women, our doctors, our
lawyers, engineers and all the
others, and it equips them with
the skill and the knowledge which
minister to our wants and our desires. But when I picture the university to myself historically and
ideally I like to think of it as a
society of scholars, a group of
men and women brought together
by common interests and concerned about truth and beauty
and knowledge and goodness;
about the good life and the means
of achieving it; about art and literature ; and concerned too with
the search for knowledge and the
striving after truth, as well as being a place where young men and
women are trained for the business of earning their bread and
butter. This society of scholars
is a continuing group — all concerned with the same great and
enduring ends and with the meaning of life, and with the teaching,
the serving and the assisting of
each other and ultimately with
the service of all society and of
all humanity. Some of its members are acolytes or novices just
appearing upon the scene, some
are in the full sweep of their powers, still others have made their
contribution and are passing off
the boards. This community is
made up of rather, unusual individuals, individuals that the rest
of society has tolerated but has
never wholly understood or approved of. It has included among
its numbers the dreamers and the
poets, the philosophers and the
scientists, the mystics and the
prophets. Its members have always tended to be supra-national
in their interests, to seek refuge
from many of the ordinary concerns and worries of the larger
community and to desire a measure of freedom  within which to
pursue their own special concerns. While society has often
had some doubts about the university community, it has always
given it a measure of support
ranging from the beggarly to the
munificient, and in return society
has been repaid a thousand fold
for its tolerance and its support—
though not always repaid in the
manner that it expected or even
understood. This, in a sense, is
the university in history and this,
in a way, describes the core or
central idea around which it has
always revolved and still revolves.
It must, too, be ever alert to the
importance of freedom — freedom
not only for itself and its members but freedom too for all mankind, for free universities are possible only in a free country and
in a free world. With this freedom must go responsibility and
self-discipline, for the greater the
measure of freedom enjoyed the
greater the responsibility and the
greater the need for discipline.
True freedom cannot be had or
kept without them.
Now it must be admitted that
the modern university is very different from the one I have been
describing. It is concerned with
a multitude of things, most of
them practical. Its first and most
pressing obligation is to large
numbers of young men and women who come to it for all manner
of reasons—or no reason at all.
Most of them are in attendance
because it is generally believed,
and with some justification, that
a university education is a definite
advantage and asset; that it will
help those who have had it to get
a living, or a better living than
would otherwise be possible. The
university trains or attempts to
train their minds; it introduces
them to literature and art and to
knowledge; it instructs doctors
and dentists, lawyers and engineers, preachers and farmers. It
engages in research of all kinds
and descriptions. It produces
books and Ph.D. theses, and football teams. It helps, or tries to
help, industry and commerce and
government and, at times, the
armed forces, in their own specialized fields. Now all, or most
of these objectives are good and
necessary and desirable, and in
performing them the university is
serving the community and the
individuals in it. But in the midst
of  this  necessary and  important
The Graduate Chronicle business there is always the danger and the temptation that the
central function and purpose—the
provision of a home or gathering
place of scholars — will be lost ■
sight of. And that would be a
major social disaster. And so I
urge that some thought and some
support be given to ensuring that
scholars be enabled to exist and
to flourish.
And now may I be more specific
and say just a word about our
own University. It has, I believe,
been a "community of scholars"
with high ideals and of real
achievement. But it has, of necessity, been much concerned with
the teaching of undergraduates
and with the training of professional men and women. Because
of this it has not directly contributed as much to research and to
the training of graduate students
as many of its members would
have liked. Despite this and despite too the increasing pressure
of the materialistic and mechanically-minded world in which we
live, the humanities and the liberal arts have continued to exercise their influence upon the training given here. We may also
claim that all of our basic industries have received some attention, for we have a Faculty of Agriculture and departments of
Mining and Forestry, while the
work done in Zoology is of importance to the fishing industry.
In saying this I am not suggesting that we are satisfied with our
contribution to the life and the
economy of the Province. We are
not, and there are many things in
addition which we would like to
do and which I believe we could
do. The work in agriculture
could be expanded and developed.
The Department of Forestry
might well become a separate
faculty and might extend its work
in entomology, in conservation,
and in the processing and utilization of forest products. Mining
is, and will continue to be, one of
our important natural resources,
and we should do everything that
we can to assist with the development of the known assets and to
take a leading part in the search
for new deposits. Electric power
is of increasing importance to industry and commerce, and here
too we must play our part. The
fisheries as such have had no
place under that name in our University, and despite the contribu
tion of Zoology and Biology
which I mentioned earlier. I believe we owe it to the public to
give the fisheries more attention
and greater prominence than they
have as yet received. As in Forestry and Agriculture .we must
emphasize here the importance of
conservation and of achieving a
sustained and, if possible, an increased production.
Some day we must have and
will have the other faculties and
facilities which the Chancellor
mentioned in his introductory address : Medicine, Law, Pharmacy
and Physical Education; residences for men and women ; additional gymnasium accommodation; a Museum and, I would
hope, courses in Music and fine
art; a graduate school of high
standard; additional courses in
geography; international studies
and courses in the field of labour
relations, and others. But first,
as the Chancellor has stated,
there are other things that must
be done and other facilities that
must be provided, for we are
greatly overcrowded already. If
we are to give the education
which a university should give, if
we are to maintain proper standards of teaching and scholarship,
and if these new faculties and departments are to come into being
and develop, then our present faculties and departments and in particular the Faculty of Arts and
Science, must be provided with
adequate teaching staff and with
proper facilities and equipment—
notably classrooms, laboratories
and additions to the Library.
There is much that I could add
to this "chart" of the future, but
again I have given you an idea of
our general course and direction
and must leave the rest for another occasion, save for one item : I
do not believe that university education should, or can be, the prerogative or privilege of those
alone who can afford to pay for
it. Education of this kind should
be available for all those who
want it and limited to those who
are suited and competent to take
it. This means that the public,
our Governments, Municipal, Provincial and Dominion, and private
citizens and corporations must
help provide for those who need
In conclusion, may I say just a
word about the office of President.    The President of a univer
sity should be a scholar among
scholars, and one who understands and sympathizes with the
work, the problems and the creative contributions of the members
of his staff. He should be a business man and an administrator,
for a modern university is big
business. He should be a public
relations expert with skill and facility in this field; he should be a
diplomat and something of a politician, for he deals with men and
women and with their often differing and conflicting opinions
and interests. He should have
imagination of a high order and
judgment, and a sustained capacity for hard work, and many
other qualities and attainments.
But above all else he should have
character and courage and integrity, for the influence of these will
live on after him in the lives of
his staff and students, the men
and women who come in contact
with him, and in the quality and
reputation of the university he
serves. In his relations with his
staff he should strive to help them
in getting for themselves the facilities that they need and deserve.
He should strive to protect them
from interferences and interruptions which make good work difficult. He should try, also, to
help them in winning the respect,
the honour and the financial rewards which they deserve.
In brief, he should try to ensure that they be given every opportunity to do the best work of
which they are capable. As for
the student body, he should see
that they have the best and fullest
opportunity to grow and develop
so that they may become civilized
men and women—tolerant, intelligent, discriminating and self-
disciplined. To achieve this they
must be given responsibility as
well as guidance, and while they
will get themselves and others into hot water, from time to time,
that too is part of the business of
education and is the price we
must pay if they are to become
resposible and mature individuals. Unfortunately the President
has little opportunity in the large
university for intimate association
with students, but he should meet
as many of them as possible and
as frequently as possible and
should make the most of such opportunities as do occur. In his
relations with the public, he
should try to maintain  an  insti-
January, 1945
23 tution that serves it directly and
in practical ways, but more important, an institution which is
the centre of its intellectual and
cultural life, one in which creative
work and creative ideas abound
and one which will, in a sense,
serve as its conscience in that it
will stand out against and criticize
those things which it considers
wrong or shoddy or evil and will
particularly resist intolerance and
every inroad upon freedom.
From this you will gather that
in my opinion the office of President of a university, regardless of
who may occupy it, is one of the
most honourable, most important
and most difficult positions in a
province or in the country. It is
a continuing position, not a temporary one; it is a position of influence, for it operates in the field
of ideals and ideas and among that
section of our population to whom
ideals and ideas are important;
and it is a stimulating and challenging position, for in it one finds
one's self associated with those
who are doing creative and constructive work. In fact, there are
few positions that compare with
it in respect of the opportunities
that it provides.
Tn indicating to you some of
the duties that confront a university President, some of the work
that is demanded of him, I am not
suggesting that any of us—and
certainly not myself — can fulfill
these requirements or have these
qualifications. The most that can
be expected of any one is that,
having set certain goals and having laid down certain courses, he
will do his utmost to follow these
courses and attain these goals.
For myself, I will do what I can
for British Columbia, for the University of British Columbia and
for Canada, and with the co-operation which I know T will get
from the rest of you, I believe we
can together accomplish a great
If we do this, the University
will maintain its present excellent
record and will go on to become
one of the best and greatest universities in Canada or on this
Continent, and that I am sure is
the kind of future all of us wish
for it.
lliiiimi Association Report 1944
Miss Patricia Kenmuir, former
secretary of the Alumni Association, is now associated with the
Y.W.C.A. in Toronto.
During the past year, the Executive has been meeting regularly
twice a month to transact Association business. The activities
have been varied and extensive,
so accordingly, only the highlights of its endeavors and accomplishments will be enumerated in
this report.
During the past year, the paid-
up yearly membership has increased by 177 and the Life Memberships have increased to 346.
Major Activities
1. Representations were made
to the Board of Governnors re the
new principalship of Victoria
2. The Executive took active
representation on the University
Public Relations Committee re
the establishment of a Public Relations Officer at the University.
3. The Executive placed recommendations before the Board of
Governers re the establishment of
a Degree Course in Physical Education.
4. The Executive appointed
Mrs. Shirley Gross as part-time
Secretary-Treasurer at the Alumni Office in the Brock Memorial
5. The Executive suggested to
the Board of Governors and members of the Government, the immediate consideration of student
residents to meet the increasing
need of returned men and women
who will be desirous of attending
the University.
6. The Executive made arrangements to bring an outline of the
activities and responsibilities of
the Association to the attention
of the Freshmen Classes at the
time of their introduction to University life each fall.
7. The Executive developed a
public meeting program schedule
in four meetings for the 1944-45
8. Six issues of the "Graduate
Chronicle" were published in cooperation with the Engineering
Society of B. C, under the direction of Mr. Darrell Braidwood,
Chairman of the Publications
Board, despite paper quota difficulties.
9. The Executive took a sincere
interest in the nomination of Hon
orable   E.  W.   Hamber as  Chancellor.
10. The Executive arranged a
discussion meeting with the
Chancellor and the President to
consider University affairs.
The following recommendations
are respectfully made for the attention of the incoming Executive:
1. That, the further work of the
Association, the policy of holding
extended Executive meetings with
previous Executive members and
Senate representatives started last
spring, be continued and expanded.
2. That, efforts be made to immediately develop a long-term
plan for organization and expansion of the activities of the Alumni Association so as to be in a
position to adequately serve the
future interests and needs of the
University. In this respect, the
following general requirements
should be seriously considered
and developed:
(a) Larger life membership fees,
so as to establish an adequate
sinking fund for financing the
Alumni activities.
(b) A full time Executive Secretary or Alumni Director with
staff and accommodation to further better University relations'
with the Alumni and the general
(c) A constitutional revision,
establishing an Alumni Board of
Directors and a larger active Executive with a more representative
system of electing same.
(d) Publication of an Alumni
Periodical to best serve Alumni
needs and the development of the
3. To make possible a better
discussion and understanding of
educational ideas, that the policy
of holding monthly general meetings of the Association with a
speaker, followed by a discussion
period, be continued.
With sincere thanks to a very
able, progressive and hard working Executive, who cheerfully attended many more Executive
meetings during the past year
than have been held for many a
year, I am,
Yours respectfully,
The Graduate Chronicle The University's Hew Chancellor
Graduate Appointed
by Research Council
The Honourable Eric W. Hamber was recently installed as
Chancellor of the University to
succeed the late Dr. R. E. McKechnie. Mr. Hamber's nomination was by acclamation and he
will complete Dr. McKechnie's
unexpired term of office.
Mr. Hamber occupied the position of Lieutenant-Governor of
the Province from 1936 to 1941.
He was also formerly on the
Board of Governors of the University.
The new Chancellor was born
in Winnipeg in the year 1880. He
attended the University of Manitoba and graduated in  Classics.
Shortly  after  his  graduation   he
entered the Dominion Bank and
among other positions in that Organization   he   was   Manager   of
the    Calgary,    Vancouver,    and
London,   England,  branches.     In
1912 he became a Director of the
bank, and he is still a member of
the   Bank's   Board   of   Directors.
In 1913 he entered the lumber industry,    being    associated    with
British Columbia Mills Timber &
Trading Company Ltd. This business  has   now  become   the   Hastings Sawmill Company, and Mr.
Hamber still takes an active part
in it.    In 1937 he was invested at
Buckingham Palace as a Knight
of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.    He also holds an Honorary   Colonelcy    in   the   Seaforth
Highlanders of Canada.   At present he is a Director of the Canadian  Pacific  Railway and of the
Toronto General Trusts Corporation.   Among his other activities
is   the   Canadian   Manufacturers'
Association, in which he was the
first President of the British Columbia Branch.   He is a present
Honorary President of the British
Columbia Cancer Foundation and
is a life Governor of the Vancouver   General   Hospital.    He   formerly took an active interest in
yachting and was Commodore of
the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.
At the present time he is President of the Provincial Division of
the Canadian Red Cross Society.
He was made an Honorary Member of the Canadian Legion, and
holds  a  fellowship  in  the  Royal
Colonial Institute of London and
St. John's College, Winnipeg. He
also is president of the Boy Scout
Association of British Columbia.
Mr. Hamber was formerly very
active in athletics. During the
course of his athletic career he
captained the Winnipeg team in
a Stanley Cup Series of hockey,
and he has twice rowed for Canada at Henley-on-Thames. In
later years he has been very active in horse-racing circles, having a stable of his own at Coquit-
lam. The new Chancellor's many
and varied interests may be seen
from the above information, but
his interests and influence in the
community are far greater than a
mere list of his achievements. He
is a men well respected and admired by the public and we quote
here an excerpt from an editorial
in a leading Vancouver evening
newspaper at the time of his appointment to the office of Chancellor: "Public acclaim testifies to
the wisdom shown by University
graduates and officials in their
choice of a leader. They have conferred upon him the highest academic post in the Province and
had no hesitation in doing so.
Mr. Hamber could be inducted
under no happier auspices. He
will now round out a career of
diversified usefulness wthout
parallel in the history of this community."
The new Chancellor has already taken office and assumed
an active role in the conduct of
the University's affairs. Undoubtedly the new President will find a
sympathetic response from -.he
Chancellor in the work of expanding and modernizing our
The Alumni Association has
cause to feel particularly proud of
the new appointment since it was
a group of prominent Executive
members of the Association who
sponsored Mr. Hamber's candidacy. It is to be hoped that in
future years the Association will
play an equally important role in
shaping the destiny of the University.
The B. C. Industrial and Scientific
Research Council announces the appointment of Mr. P. M. Cook, honours graduate of 1940 in Civil Engineering from the University of
British Columbia, as Research Engineer to carry out scientific investigations on highway construction in B.C.
These investigations have been undertaken to assist in the development
of the post-war program in highway building that is now being
planned by the Provincial Government.
The work is being carried out at
the University of British Columbia in
co-operation with the B. C. Department of Public Works.
Miss Isobel Harvey, who has
been for a number of years Superintendent of Child Welfare at
Vancouver, has been appointed
Research Consultant in Chief
Welfare in the Provincial Secretary's Department.
We Most Urgently Need
at This Time
Additional accommodation for the
Arts and Sciences.
Residences for men and women.
A faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy,
Law and Physical Education.
We would suggest that we
make as many friends for the university as possible. That we endeavor to show the people of this
province that these educational
benefits are theirs. Informal meetings could be held throughout the
province by graduates and friends
to discuss these needs and to
bring them to the attention of our
January, 1945
25 c^rri czrftifix^aiation . . .
Teachers are born, not made—
and comparatively few of them
are born. Janet T. Greig, who
this year retires from the faculty
of the University of British Columbia where she has taught
French in the department of Modern Languages for twenty-three
years, personifies that too rare
It is regrettable, her retirement,
since so many still wait to be
taught. It can be hoped that her
official retirement, while a loss to
university students, may mean the
gain of those in line for less formal teaching.
Teaching, obviously, has been
the focal point to date of her well
rounded career, which has also included extensive travel, much
public speaking and considerable
academic achievement.
Before coming to Vancouver in
1913, she was already an acknowl-
edgedly successful teacher of
French in the province of Quebec
— in the elementary and high
schools there; French specialist
in the high schools of Montreal
and at Macdonald College; teacher of methods in the summer
school for the training of French
specialists for the Province of
It is not surprising, with this
impressive background of preparation, that her debut in B. C. was
a notable one. As assistant teacher of French for five years at
Vancouver's one-time Braemar
School for Girls, she shared with
the school's well known Francophile principal (the late Margaret
Ross), in making Braemar's
French department a distinctive
feature in the field of French education in this city.
Of her years at the University
of British Columbia little need be
said to university graduates. More
than two generations of students
have passed through her capable
hands. It is not necessary to re-
mend them of what she did for
them, both in classes and out,
where her name has been synonymous with the success of the various University French clubs •—■
that they must know, individually
and privately. But, since graduates scatter to the far corners of
this ea"rth, there may yet be some
of Miss Greig's beneficiaries who
do not know that her efforts have
also received high public recognition. Summed up in the title conferred on her in 1929 of "officier
d'Academie" is the French Government's tribute to "exceptional
quality in the teaching of French."
Other honours, no less significant, have come her way. She is
modest about them and gently
terms it her "joke" that she was
"one-time lecturer" at the Sorbonne, Paris. It may have been
"one time" only, but that one
time she was the authority and
public lecturer on "Canada" to an
English and North American
study group of French students
at the University of Paris.
In 1934, she was the delegate
representing the Comite France-
Canada and the Alliance Fran-
caise of Vancouver and Victoria
at the Quebec celebration in honor of Jacques Cartier. No joke,
but rather, a considerable responsibility. To this four hundredth
anniversary of the great explorer's
landing on this continent came
delegates from France, and Britain, as well as from all parts of
the United States and Canada.
In 1938 she was a delegate to
the Convention in Progressive
Education, held in Honolulu.
In 1939 she represented the
University at the Convention of
World Federation of Education
Associations. She herself lightly
refers to a paper read before this
august - sounding society while
travelling on board the "Rotterdam" from New York to Buenos
Aires. Her subject was "French
Canada in Literature," and. while
those who know anything of Miss
Greig's major enthusiasms will
recognize this one as topping the
list, she nevertheless conveys in
conversation that on this occasion
the cause of French Canadian literature may have been overshadowed by the thrills of travel, in
cluding the British West Indies,
chief cities of Venezuela, Brazil,
Uraguay, the Virgin Islands, Curacao and Puerto Rico. One might
think so—until one hears the dictum, of those she addressed. Briefly quoting the Chairman's acknowledgment to University authorities here: "Professor Grieg's
paper was scholarly and interesting — a combination not always
obtained—and was warmly complimented."
"Scholarly and interesting"—a
fairly rare combination, as the
Chairman remarks. What makes
a scholar interesting? Surely, it
it largely because he, or she, is
himself, or herself, interested.
There, perhaps, is the touchstone of Janet Grieg's personal
and pedagogic success. Give her,
as we have, a natural bent towards teaching. Give her, as we
have, a steady progress in seeking
varied opportunities for teaching.
Give her also (something we
haven't yet mentioned) an unpretentious, inner force of character
that has met all obstacles with a
quiet confidence in her ability to
surmount them. (What seems a
pertinent digression at this point:
Miss Greig's academic degrees of
B.A. with honours in French and
English and medal for French,
and M.A. were taken after she had
started her teaching career—what
more admirable example of unfaltering application?) Give her all
these, and still she would probably not have reached the point
she had without that added quality: interest.
Miss Greig might have made a
good scientist, had she not plumped for the arts. She trains her
interest on minutest detail. And
doing so, never fails to find something of interest in whatever she
may see.
There is no better way of becoming an educated educator.
Janet Grieg, it may be safely said,
will go on with education, of
others and of herself, as long as
she lives.
Two Vancouver women and
former students at U.B.C. were
recently called to the Bar of British Columbia. Miss E. Lorraine
Johnston, '40, attended Dalhousie
Law School and was called to the
Bar in September. Miss Barbara
White, '41, was called to the Bar
in November.
The Graduate Chronicle FOR   IMMEDIATE
Dear Reader:
Have you ever felt that you are too
much out of touch with the Alumni
Association and the University of B.C.
to make it worth while taking an interest in them? Well, so have I, so
we have something in common. In
eleven years after graduation in 1933,
I spent a total of about 8 weeks in
Vancouver. I felt that the Alumni
Association was run by the Executive
in Vancouver for the benefit of Vancouver Alumni; except that for the
past year or so the Chronicle seemed
to indicate an interest in doing something constructive for the University.
Since graduation I have spent my
time in Northern and Eastern B. C,
Ontario, and South America, so that
I have had a chance to "view" the
University from North, East and
South. This summer I moved back to
Vancouver and looked up Ted Baynes,
who invited me to lunch one day with
some other grads.
"I found out two things:
(1) The Alumni Executive was
very definitely interested in "up country" grads. Their difficulty was to arrange to have out-of-town representation on the Executive. Their desires
in this direction were sufficiently sincere that they asked me to go on the
slate of nominees for the next Executive without even asking for a character sketch. My only qualification is
that I am a country hick. Well, I'm
on the Executive with a strong up-
country consciousness.
(2) I found that the Association's
main objective is to help the University, and that a good start has been
Barring the present company of the
writer and myself I can assure you
that every member of the Executive
is there for entirely unselfish reasons.
At this point may I introduce a
thought? Is there anything you enjoy
more than doing a small favour for
your best friend or is there any greater
compliment than to have him ask a
personal favour of you? Surely you
will agree that we want a better world
and country and province after this
war! We can not possibly obtain anything better unless more of us do more
for the common good. Is there any
fundamental difference between doing
something for your friends or for your
country except in the magnitude of
your satisfaction?
By now you wonder what this has
to do with your Alumni Association.
Well, wait a minute.
Our University has a new president, Dr. Norman MacKenzie. I have
met him, heard him and heard him
discussed. Here's my opinion: He is
humorous but most sincere. He is
broad minded, but can pick out a
single theme and drive it home. He
is active and enthusiastic, but tempers
those characteristics with cool and balanced judgment. As a business man
and administrator he is keen but humane. As an educator he is a brilliant
Again you wonder the connection
with the Alumni Association. Well,
here it is. The new president has paid
the Association a great compliment.
The University, built for 1500 students, is giving courses to 2900. A
great expansion in space and facilities
is essential to give proper accommodation for presently enrolled students
and for the many men on active service to whom OUR country has promised an education. Dr. MacKenzie is
going to do something about the overcrowding. Plans for the immediate
or near future include expansion and
improvement of existing facilities,
dormitories, and faculties of medicine,
pharmacy, and possibly others. He has
done us the honour of asking our enthusiastic moral support for his program to improve our University. Well,
getting back to a better world, and
doing things for the common good
and our own personal satisfaction,
where could there be a better place
to start than by carrying out the
President's request.
Are we capable of prompt action?
If so, now is the chance to show it.
The President's program will come before the Provincial House probably
late in January, 1945. There is scarcely time for you to study the entire
program in detail, but there is time
for you to study, say the phase that
most interests you, and pass your views
on to any M.L.A. you may happen to
know. Do it by personal interview if
possible, or otherwise by letter, but
best of all—by both.
Above all, however, remember that
we do not wish to force our government but rather to present the facts
to the government in such a way that
there will be no doubt in the minds
of the members what is in the best interests of the Province.
And don't forget that the Alumni
Association needs the co-operation of
grads all over the country and all over
the world. Your comments in letters
to the Editor of the Chronicle would
be most helpful indeed.
Pete Fowler,
Sc. '3 3.
Miss Marion A. MacDonald has
joined the staff at Shaughnessy
Hospital at the first psychologist
to be appointed there. Miss MacDonald obtained her B.A. at
U.B.C. in '40, where she won the
Captain LeRoy Memorial Scholarship. She later studied at McGill University.
Lieut. M. A. "Curly" McDowell
was recalled from France shortly
after D-Day to take a staff course
at Kingston and has been promoted to the rank of Captain.
C. R. Matheson, a Forestry
Graduate, has been appointed to
the Forestry Department of Pacific Mills Ltd. Head of this Department is Hugh Hodgins, also
a graduate.
Lieut. Edward de Lancey Rogers is in the Highland Light Infantry and has been in Holland
since the week of D-Day. Lt.
Rogers graduated in '37 and was
a former member of the Musical
Captain R. W. Bonner, '42, and
a Seaforth Veteran of the Italian
campaign, is now Chief Instructor
of the University's C.O.T.C.
L.A.C. Archibald Bain, '41, is
attached to the Radar Division of
the R.C.A.F. and is at present
located on the northeast coast of
January, 1945
27 Returned Students Attending II. 6. C.
The Dominion Government as
one of its important policies in
the conduct of the present War
has passed enabling legislation to
allow Service men who have been
discharged from the Armed
Forces to resume their interrupted education. It is not generally
known that a large number of
such Service men have now returned to the Campus and are
carrying on with the completion
of their education. We are printing herewith a list of those now
in attendance at the University
under the Government scheme:
Neville — Second
Session 1944-45
Archibald,  Robert  David-
pational Course.
Bennett,    Ray
Year Arts.
Brandes,   Morris — Second   Year
Applied Science.
Bremner,   Joyce   Findlay — First
Year Arts.
Burke,  William   Thomas — First
Year Arts.
Burton,   Alfred   Webster—First
Year Arts.
Clement, Charles James—Fourth
Year Arts.
Cossentine,  Henry John — First
Year Arts.
Crawford,  William   Marr^Third
Year Commerce.
DeBeck, Frederick Albert—First
Year Arts.
DeGrace, Lawrence Alexander —
Third Year Arts.
Denluck, Nichol Robert—Second
Year Applied Science.
Eberlein,   Edward    G. — Second
Year Arts.
Eerguson, Walter Hay — Fourth
Year Arts.
Foster,  Marion  Frances—Second
Year Home Economics.
George, Lawrence Eugene—First
Year Arts.
Gray, William Morrison — First
Year Arts.
Gulley,   Laurence   Milford—Second Year Applied Science.
Hayes, Kathleen Maude—Second
Year Home Economics.
Heaton, Patrick Eugene — First
Year Arts.
Herring,   Philip   S.—Third   Year
Applied Science.
Hickey,   Gordon   Ralph — Third
Year Arts.
Huff, Henry Lewis—Second Year
Hutchings, Frederick Reginald —
First Year Agriculture.
Jackson,    Donald    Sherburne —
First Year Arts.
Johnson, Derrick Fuller—Second
Year Arts.
Josephson,    Helmer    William —
First Year Arts.
Kersey, William Gordon—Second
Year Commerce.
Lindsay,    Harold — First    Year
Longfield,    Howard    Fletcher —
First Year Agriculture.
Low, John—Second Year Arts.
Miller, Robert Archibald—Second
Year Agriculture.
Morriss, Harry F.—Fourth Year
Applied Science.
Mortwedt,   Jess   Ellis — Second
Year Applied Science.
Moulds,  James   H.—First   Year
Murfitt, Reginald Findlay — Second Year Arts.
McCardell,   William   H. — Fifth
Year Applied Science.
McLellan,   Douglas   M. — First
Year Arts.
Outram,    Donald    Noel — First
Year Arts.
Peirson,  George   Frederick—Second Year Commerce.
Peterson,   Lester   Ray — Second
Year Arts.
Pilkington,   Laurence   W. — Second Year Arts.
Poulton, Sidney Arthur — Third
Year Arts.
Prowd,    Lawrence    W. — Third
Year Arts.
Purslow, Mrs. Phyllis A.—Public
Health Nursing.
Pyne, Francis—Second Year Agriculture.
Ralston,   Donald   James—Fourth
Year Arts.
Ripley,   Thomas   Andrew   F. —
Third Year Agriculture.
Rochat, Raymond Charles—First
Year Arts.
Scully. John Patrick—First Year
Seidler,    Alfred — Second    Year
Smith. Denis Charles—First-Year
Steiner,  Robert  Raphael — First
Year Arts.
Tait,    David    Hubert — Second
Year Applied Science.
Taylor,   William   Layne — First
Year Arts.
Thomson,    Stanley    G. — Third
Year Applied Science.
Tomlinson,    Robert    Balfour —
First Year Arts.
Weare,     Maxwell     Kitchener —
Third Year Arts.
Webster, David J.—Second Year
Widmeyer, Walter David—Third
Year Applied Science.
Wilby, Derek Roger—First Year
Zahar,   Franklin   Anthony—-First
Year Arts.
Clowes, Hubert P. W.
Dunn, Maurice B.
Grover, Leonard H.
Kalenak, Michael.
Martin, Frank.
McKay, William Thos.
Saunders, Robert H.
Samintuk, George.
Thompson, Francis D.
In addition to the above list,
there are a number of demobilized men registered as students
who are not attending under P.C.
War Memorial Bursary
This fund was started last year
by the Alumni Association with
an eventual objective of $100,000,
to provide twenty bursaries of
$500.00 each to help twenty students each year to attend our university who could not otherwise
afford to do so.
We have collected about $1,300
to date, which is not very good,
but in endeavoring to collect this
we have been instrumental in obtaining other bursaries, by showing certain people the great need
for help of this kind.
We believe that all graduates
owe a debt to their university and
to their state. This debt could be
paid back in many ways. This is
just one method, and if you care
to help, write out your cheque to
War Memorial Bursary Fund and
send it to the Bursar's Office at
the University of British Columbia.
The Graduate Chronicle ALumni
This is the fifth in a series of
articles on members of the
Alumni Executive.
Darrell Braidwood, editor of
the Graduate Chronicle, became a
lawyer because he liked a good
solid argument. Now that he's
married he's decided that all arguments end when he leaves the
This new philosophy developed
in May of this year, when he married Barbara McGibbon, McMas-
ter University graduate and former advertising writer in Hamilton, Ontario.
Darrell's specialty is getting
companies out of trouble, and
doing litigation work. He is with
the firm of Reid, W'allbridge, Gibson and Sutton, and also has his
own law office, having taken over
the practice of Judge Rey Sargent, now with the county court.
Darrell was rejected for military
service some years ago.
Always well known as a "joiner" and club worker, Darrell finds
his profession gives him a good
opportunity of meeting his favorite like—people!
He always acts as though he
had been feasting on concentrated
vitamin pills for vim  and vigor.
His mighty energies are mostly diverted into worthwhile channels like the Alumni Association
. . . but he does let off a little of
the surplus occasionally in profanity, he admits.
That's on occasions when he
thinks alumni should exert a little
more effort in to their alumni
"After all," he says, "they got
a great deal out of their university . . . now maybe they could
put some into it!"
Next to people, Darrell's favorite likes are food and reading.
Tn the first category, special
dishes, and spaghetti are numbered in the top five. "My wife is
a very good cook, too," he says.
In the second category, James
Hilton is named as "tops," although he reads almost anything,
including corn flakes labels.
" 'Lost Horizon' contains some
of the best philosophy on modern
living I've seen," he says.
His favorite sports are tennis,
badminton and contract bridge—
and his favorite hobby is politics.
(He is a sound Liberal.)
Next to that comes gardening
... he and Barbara have even
planted a holly hedge!
A few biographical notes elicit
the information that he was born
in Vancouver, educated at Kitsilano High school, the University
of B.C.. and Osgoode Hall law-
school, Toronto.
He received his B.A. in 1940;
his M.A. in 1941, and his law degree in 1943.
He was active in Boys' Parliament work and in U.B.C. undergraduate circles, where he was
president of the Arts Men's
Undergraduate Society, president
of the L.S.E., prominent debater
for the McGoun cup, and active
member of Delta Upsilon.
He also is a member of the
Honorary Literary Scientific Society.
One time at Osgoode Hall,
Darrell won $100 for an essay on
the "War Measures Act"—but he
doesn't remember now what he
did with the money!
At university, incidentally, he
honored in economics, and political science. Now he is going to
teach part time in Vancouver law
Regarding the question of
whether or not he can put his
whole heart and soul into all his
cases, Lawyer Braidwood says:
"Everyone has a right to have all
the good points of his case heard.
"After all, under British law, a
man is innocent until he is proved
"But I don't care for criminal
work . . . yes, I know someone
has to do it . . . but I'd just as
soon I wouldn't be the one !"
As to governmental authority,
and politics, Darrell says: "I'm a
firm believer in individualism and
free enterprise.
"I think such wartime measures as the Wartime Prices and
Trade Board should be abolished
the very moment the emergency
is over. . . . I'm definitely opposed to a controlled economy."
"There should be a minimum of
governmental interference in business."
In the field of women working,
he thinks every person is an indi
'even in marriage
. . . and rf a woman wants to
work after she's married . . .
He's rather in favor of a
woman staying home and looking
after the children if there are any,
Darrell hasn't any view's on
child psychology but he thinks
capital punishment should be applied when necessary for like Gilbert and Sullivan, he thinks all
punishment should be meted out
to fit the crime.
Dr. A. E. "Dal" Grauer has
been appointed director of the
B. C. Power Corporation. Dr.
Grauer is Vice-Chairman of the
Family Welfare Bureau, Chairman fo the B. C. Advisory Committee on U.N.R.R.A., and was
formerly attached to the Rowell-
Sirois Commission.
Miss Lorna Carson is occupied
in the Interior Decorating field in
New York. She is a volunteer
worker at the Maple Leaf Canteen and makes regular trips to
various hospitals around New
York aiding servicemen.
January, 1945
A partial list of former U.B.C. Student
It is intended to print furth
Captain Cecil D. Helmer, B.A.
'30, C.A.S.F. Overseas. Big
Four Can. Football.
P.O. Kelvin M. Arthur, B.Com.
'34, R.C.A.F. (Overseas). Players' Club, Canadian Football.
Col. Edward Douglas James, Ap.
Sc. '37. Quartermaster Dept.,
Lt. James M. Millar, B.Com. '34.
C.A.S.F. (Overseas). Players'
Sqdn. Leader Arthur Norman
Martin, B.A. '36; B.Com. '37.
R.C.A.F. (Missing in Action).
English Rugby, Canadian Football, Big Block Club.
Captain Frank F. Rush, B.Com.
'35. C.A.O. (Irish Fusiliers)
Shaugnessy Military Hospital.
Canadian Football, Big Block
Lt. John L. McHugh, B.A. '36;
M.A. '38. Cameron Highlanders, C.A.O. Canadian Football,
Big Block Club, Outdoor Club.
P.O. John H. Harvey, B.A. '37.
R.C.A.F. Track, Badminton,
Big Block Club.
Wm. A. Laidlaw, B.A., B.Com.
'39.   C.A.S.F.   Badminton, Golf.
Pay  Lt.-Comm.  [Peter  J.   Sharp,
B.A., B.Com. '36. R.C.N.V.R.
(Halifax). Golf, Rowing Club,
Musical Society.
Captain John R. Roberts, '38.
Canadian Med. Service, Attached to R.C.A., C.A.O. English
Sgt. John C. Cox, Ap. Sc. '40.   R.
C.A.F\    Canadian Football.
Lt. Joseph F. Robinson, Com. '39.
R.C.N.V.R.   Canadian Rugby.
P.O. John M. Shaw, B.Com. '37.
R.C.A.F. (Overseas). Ski Club,
John  D.   Scholefield,   B.S.A.   '37.
W/O Robert D. Twiss, 40.    R.C.
A.F. Canadian Football, Boxing, Big Block Club.
Sub/Lt. Alex M. Charters, Arts
'38. R.C.N.V.R. (Halifax). Basketball, Rowing Club, International Relations Club.
s who are serving in the Armed Forces,
er lists in subsequent issues.
L.A.C. Alastair S. Davies, Com.
39. R.C.A.F. (Overseas). Canadian Football, Rowing Club.
Lt. Robert H. Parkinson, B.A.
41. R.C.A.S.C. (Italy) C.A.O.
Canadian Football.
Lt. R. Keith Porter, B.Com. '42.
R.C.A.S.C, C.A.O. Canadian
Rugby (Asst. Mgr.), Tumbling,
Ski Club, Advert. Mgr. Totem
('40-'41), Treasurer A. M. S.
Lt. Donald P. Wyness, B.A.Sc.
'41.    R.C.A. (Italy) C.A.O.
Sqdn. Leader Kenneth F. MacDonald, Arts '37. R.C.A.F.
Boxing, Chemistry Society,
Players' Club.
P/O Wm. Harvey Ozard, B.S.A.
'38. R.C.A.F. Badminton,
Sgt.-Obs. John D. Granger, Arts
'40. R.C.A.F. Missing in action.
Ski Club.
F/O Frederick M. Harding, Arts
'39.    R.C.A.F.    Golf Club.
Sub/Lt. James M. Fields, Ap. Sc.
'40. R.C.N.V.R. Boxing, Players' Club.
Lieut. James M. Harmer, B.Com.
'41. C.A.O. Missing in action.
Men's Athletic Rep. ('39-41),
English Rugby, Canadian Football, Ice Hockey, Ubyssey, Big
Block    Club.      At   University,
Jim was not only a very outstanding athlete, but a prince among
Sgt.-Obs. Robert F. Mclntyre, B.
A. '40. R.C.A.F. Killed in ac
tion.    Rowing Club.
Lieut. A. G. Powell, B.Com. '32.
C.A.S.F. President Golf Club,
Basketball. Arnold has returned wounded and is now in
Lt. Wm. P. J. McGhee, Forestry
'41. R.C.N.V.R. (Overseas).
Canadian Football, Basketball,
Track, Big Block Club.
Lieut. Austin F. Frith, Arts '41.
C.A.O. Wounded in action,
Italy. Canadian Football, Ice
Hockey,    Boxing-,    Big    Block
■ Club.
Lieut. Paul T. Cote, Arts '43. C.
A.O., R.C.C.S. (Italy). Canadian Football.
Eng. Sub/Lt. John E. Storey, B.
A.Sc. '41.    R.C.N.V.R.
F/Lt. A. Frederick Joplin, Ap. Sc.
'42. R.C.A.F. (East Africa).
Canadian Football. Big Block
Club. Fred was one of Varsity's best Canadian Rugby
players. His operation flights
must be nearing the 100 mark.
F/O Kenneth L. Keith, Arts '42.
R.C.A.F. (Overseas) (Bahamas). Rowing, Tumbling, Pres.
Munro Pre-Med. Club.
F/O Robert G. Shewan, Arts '42.
R.C.A.F. (Overseas). Basketball, Trainers' Club, Soccer.
P/O Ross Hugh Wilson, Arts
'42. R.C.A.F. Killed in action.
Boxing, Rugby.
F/O Roy M. Borthwick, Ap. Sc.
'44. R.C.A.F. (Overseas) (India).   English Rugby.
2/Lt. Jack C. Carlile, B.A.Sc. '44.
R.C.C.S. Grass Hockey, Badminton, Golf, Track.
Lieut. Charles L. Cotterall, Com.
'43. U.S. Army Air Corps.
Served in New Guinea. English
Rugby, Canadian Football, Political Discussions Club, Law
Society,  Big Block Club.
Captain Guy Curwen, B.Com.
'43. H.Q. 2nd Can. Corps, CA.
O. Canadian Football, Basketball.
Sgt. James Gordon Hall, Arts
'43.   R.CA.D.C   Rugby.
Lt. George T. Hutchinson, B.
Com. '43.    R.C.A.
Lt. Cornelius W. Keller, B.Com.
'43.    R.C.A.S.C, C.A.O.
Donald I. Prickett, Ap. Sc. '44.
U.S. Army. Ice Hockey, Can.
Sgt. Pilot Robt. Meade Sinclair,
Arts '43. R.C.A.F. Missing in
action. (Killed in action Feb.
20, 1944). English Rugby,
F/O Frederick Wm. Gorse, Ap.
Sc. '44.    R.C.A.F. (Overseas).
F/O J. D. W. Howatt, Arts '43.
R.C.A.F. (Overseas). Ice Hockey.
Lt. C. Vernon Barlow, Arts '43.
R.C.N.V.R. (Overseas). Van.
Rowing Club, U.B.C. Rowing
Club, Social Problems Club.
Sgt. Robert O. Bentley, Agric.
'42.   R.C.A.F.
The Graduate Chronicle MEDICAL
U. B. C.
The recent announcement in the daily press that
more than half of the present pre-medical students
at U.B.C. cannot gain entrance to a Canadian Medical School, has served to bring to public notice a
most serious deficiency in the cultural and scientific training facilities of this Province. Why one of
Canada's largest and best universities should lack
a inedical faculty is hard to explain, the more so
when one realizes that in no other Canadian or
American city is there such a concentration of clinical material as in Vancouver. When the present
building plans of our hospitals are fulfilled we shall
have nearly 2,000 beds in the general hospitals of
Vancouver, a like number at Shaughnessy Military
Hospital, and another 3,000 at the Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale. When one sees, in the
Eastern States, one general hospital's beds divided
up so that two rival medical schools may get a
chance to see a minimum number of patients, the
matchless opportunities for clinical study in Vancouver are brought home in a very pointed manner.
Far too long has British Columbia been on a
"colonial" status in medicine. The expense of having to go east or south for medical training has
meant that British Columbians, in many cases, have
been unable to take up medicine as a profession.
As a result, outsiders enter our province to practice,
often in urban areas, rather than in the rural areas
where doctors are badly needed. It is natural, therefore, that any suggestion that a medical school be
opened by U.B.C. is given a mixed reception. By
far the greater number of well-trained doctors in
British Columbia welcome such a move. On the
other hand, the establishment of a top-ranking medical school here would so raise the standard of
medical care, that some practitioners might be faced
with uncomfortably stiff competition. We must
decide soor. upon these two questions: (a) Do we
want British Columbia students to have equality of
opportunity in getting a good medical education?
(b) Do we want a medical school which will ensure the highest type of scientific medical care and
the benefits of medical research in every corner of
British Columbia?
Saskatchewan is planning a four-year medical
school as the only method of ensuring sufficient
doctors for its rural areas. They estimate its annual
cost will be $150,000. A committee working in Vancouver has arrived at approximately the same figure
for a proposed faculty at U.B.C, with an initial
outlay of $2,000,000. In other words, we need only
a fraction of the cost of the aircraft which pass over
Vancouver in one day, to build the school, and less
than the cost of one of these machines, to operate
all year!
The returns which we may expect are not hard
to imagine when we realize that in Canada every
year, sickness costs us enough in lost time to build
2700 bombers. Strikes, which always make the
headlines, cost us but one-fiftieth of the time lost
through illness of workers. When we reflect that
each year Canadians spend $36,000,000 on patent
medicines, and $235,000,000 or more on liquor, we
find it hard to believe that this wealthy province
of ours cannot support a first class medical school!
Let us get behind the campaign for a medical
school, so that we and our children may get, at first
hand, the best that medical science has to offer us,
so that our own students may have equality of
opportunity in preparing to serve us as doctors, and
so that our best research brains in medicine need
no longer be exported to other lands for lack of
opportunity in British Columbia.
January, 1945
Here in Canada, today, we are producing more than
seven times as much electric power as we did in 1918!
By finding new applications for this new power—by
utilizing it to light our highways, to electrify our farms,
to modernize our industries, to bring new brightness,
health, comfort and leisure to our homes—we can
create a mass of useful, gainful employment—for
years to come.
Already more electricity per person is being used in
Canada than in any other country! And Canada, from
her rivers and waterfalls alone, can obtain five times
as much electricity as she has today. It but remains
to put this mighty power to work, in the building
of a worthier, stronger, happier nation.
But such a task requires planning — and planning
NOW. Even though we cannot yet relax our war
effort—still we must plan ahead, to create employment ahead. Only by planning how we shall electrify
— our homes, businesses and communities — can we
make use of Canada's electric power reserves to help
pave the way to postwar prosperity !
For 52 years, Canadian General Electric has played a leading part in the electrification of this great Dominion.
Today, its 10,000 skilled workers and the resources of its
seven busy plants are being devoted largely to war. Tomorrow, when Victory is won, they will be available
again to produce everything electrical for a Canada
at peace.
Campbell & Smith Ltd., Effective Printing


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