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ft Bank of Montreal
Canada's   First   Bank
in the Armouries
should evoke
fond memories
for many
an alumnus.
Volume 20, No. 4 — Winter, 1966
Stan Evans,  BA'41,  BEd'44, chairman
John L. Gray, BSA'39, past chairman
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29
Mrs. G. B. Dickson, BA'60
Dr. J. Katz
Frank C. Walden,  BA'49
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association
of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Business and editorial offices: 252
Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C. Authorized as second class mail by the Post Office
Department, Ottawa, and for payment of postage in cash.
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free of
charqe to alumni donating to the annual giving
programme and 3 Universities Capital Fund.
Non-donors may receive the magazine by paying a subscription of $3.00 a year.
Member American Alumni Council.
4 The concern of all British Columbia
5 The president meets the press
7 The background to the crisis
9 The grand campus washout
12 Homecoming
16 Faster! Faster! Don't try to talk!
18 They make the campus cosmopolitan
19 Our home-grown winners
20 The vast, silent campus society
22 An industrialist looks at B. C. 1976
25 University government examined
27 Alumni Association News
30 News of the University
31 Alumnitems
33 Up and doing
Dean V. J. Okulitch
Derrick Webb
Bruce Benton, Arts I
Elizabeth B. Norcross, BA'56
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53 Kenneth R. Martin, BCom''
UBC Alumni Association
-*- prise and a blow to those of us with concern for the
University. There can be no question that his presence
has produced positive results for good and that his absence
will be felt. The people of this province and the members
of the University family owe a great deal to the foresight,
energy and ability that Dr. Macdonald has contributed to
his work.
The fact remains, however, that he has chosen to resign
and that if the University is to continue its forward
momentum we must react positively to the situation rather
than negatively.
The President himself has said, "UBC will, of course,
now need to devote thought and energy to preserving what
is good, both academically and in respect to University
governance." Not only must the University preserve the
good but we must all bend additional effort to the creation
and promotion of the new vitality so that the incoming
president will enter an institution of progress and not one
where the wheels have stopped turning, in a state of
stagnation, awaiting 'the new man.'
We must, as Alumni, continue to encourage the University administration to push forward in the programs now
under way and be prepared to give every assistance to the
University in this endeavour. With this in mind your
Association is pressing on with two programs that were
under way at the time of Dr. Macdonald's resignation.
These programs were important before but now become
Firstly, we are most anxious to pursue a policy that will
produce greater understanding for the University in its
contacts with the Provincial Government. A committee
already has plans well advanced to ensure that members
The University:
the Concern
of all
British Columbia
of the Provincial House, be they backbenchers or cabinet,
fully understand the ramifications of Provincial policies in
the area of higher education. We must make the people's
representatives aware of the shortcomings of the present
policies and the urgent need for a re-examination of them.
As part of this program, we shall be calling on alumni
everywhere in the province to assist us in emphasizing to
our representatives that this concern is not exclusively that
of the University administrators, but is of concern to the
voting population of British Columbia. To this end we
shall be seeking the support and action of every alumnus
living in British Columbia.
The second program which has taken on added significance with Dr. Macdonald's resignation is the examination of university government. To date recommendations
have been forthcoming through the Duff-Berdahl Report,
a Student Study and two Faculty Studies. Each of these
reports has reflected the immediate interests of the party
making the report. Now under way is a study by an alumni
committee comprised largely of young graduates, according
to the following terms of reference: "To examine the
composition, power, responsibilities and selection of the
agencies engaged in the government of the University." It
is this committee's intention to examine and discuss the
many divergent views respecting university government
and to prepare a report for the consideration of your
executive and, finally, the Board of Governors of the
Both these programs can be of major assistance to the
institution that we serve. We regret Dr. Macdonald's
departure but are prepared to accept it as a catalyst for
positive action. The President
the Press
hy Elizabeth Blanche Norcross
In late October the Board of Governors of UBC received a letter of
resignation from President John B.
Macdonald, the resignation to be effective June 30, 1967. The public announcement that was made a few days
later produced, to quote the widely-
used words of the press, 'shock and
On October 28 President Macdonald
called a press conference. His reasons
for resigning, he said, were exactly as
stated in his letter: it was time for a
change. A new phase in university
development was now opening up, it
was time for a new look at the university's goals. In answer to a question
as to whether he might have other
reasons not stated in his letter, he
replied with a categorical "no." "Problems with financing and with students
are just part of the job these days."
/ want to get involved
in relationships between
Governments and Universities
Questioned next on his personal
plans, Dr. Macdonald said: "I would
like to get into some field where there
is lots of action in education, particularly getting involved in relationships
between governments and universities,
which I think are in a state of chaos
throughout Canada."
Amplifying that statement, he said
that governments need to find ways to
get from universities the documenta
tion and analysis that will give them
the information they are entitled to.
Universities, for their part, must find
ways to develop and strengthen while
retaining their autonomy and internal
We have not found the
mechanism for dealing with
the separate universities
A Grants Commission, Dr. Macdonald said, would be in the position to
ask the questions, to look for unrealistic demands of universities and to advise governments how to help the universities to meet their responsibilities
and how governments should divide
funds between the universities.
In British Columbia, he went on, we
have not found the mechanism for
dealing with the separate universities.
There is no real grants commission.
"The existing body can advise the
government how it should divide the
pie, but not how much the pie should
The President expressed himself as
satisfied with the implementation of
the Macdonald Report, always excepting the fact that the Grants Commission which had been recommended has
not been formed. "The Government
here takes the view that no one can
tell it how to spend its money. Actually, this is not how it works. In the
United Kingdom, for instance, where
the Grants Commission makes its re- The President
commendations, the Government may
or may not accept them."
The Provincial Government, Dr.
Macdonald claimed, has not really recognized the cost of the kind of education in which UBC is engaged, graduate and professional. "That does not
mean the premier is lukewarm to UBC;
he just has not recognized the problem,
the cost difference between one kind of
student and another."
"Do you see the need for a national
board?" the President was asked.
This is an area where the
Federal Government should
continue to take an interest
His reply was: "Arising out of the
conference this week (the Federal-Provincial Conference) it looks to me as if
the Federal Government is going to
abrogate from the field of higher education completely, which to me is a
great tragedy. It is a little uncertain,
but at the moment it looks as if the
provincial governments will have full
He continued: "I am not concerned
primarily with dollars but the welfare
of the Canadian nation. It is a matter
of national concern and national policy. Of all areas I think this is one
where the Federal Government should
continue to take an interest, subject to
the limitations of the constitution."
"I have no doubt higher education is
of much greater concern now than it
was five years ago." Enrolment in Canada, Dr. Macdonald said, is going to
double again within the next four
years according to the latest projection,
"which means an enormous infusion of
money from Government sources. If the
money is not provided, that is tantamount to saying the Government is
not prepared to provide higher education for all who are qualified."
Turning to another area of concern,
Dr. Macdonald said that he thought
universities were moving more and
more in the direction of having decisions made by committees, rather than
being made by the administrators after
wide consultation from the appropriate
committees. This, he considered, was
an unfortunate direction. "It removes
opportunities for creativity from the
administrator's role, and the administrator becomes a drudge pushing the
paper around."
Professors, he agreed, do need to be
consulted in decisions that are made,
but the problem was to see that while
this consultation was widely sought,
the decision should still be in the
hands of the administrators. "The committee decision is likely to represent a
compromise rather than a hard decision which might hurt one group but
strengthen another."
Another question asked was whether
the President felt a ceiling should be
placed on enrolment. To this he replied
that he felt that at the undergraduate
level there should be a ceiling, a difficult thing to do at a public university.
At the graduate level he saw nothing
wrong with a very large graduate
At UBC, said Dr. Macdonald, our
building program has been inadequate
although we have spent faster than at
any period before. Nevertheless the
University is more crowded than before, which is a condition true of universities all across Canada.
Questioned further on his personal
plans, Dr. Macdonald said that he
hoped to find in Canada the sort of
job in which he was interested, and
that most definitely he had no political aspirations.
Vital to
Canada's Future
It is our duty ... to point out most
emphatically that it is vitally important to Canada's future for the status
of our universities to be improved and
strengthened, and for their facilities to
be increased .... In this connection
it must suffice us to express the strong
opinion that no government which
bears any share of responsibility for
the future economic development of
this country can allow a solution to
the pressing financial problems of the
universities to go by default.
—Preliminary Report (December 1956,
p. 113) of the Royal Commission on
Canada's Economic Prospects.
6 The Background
to the Crisis
by Allan Fotheringham, BA '54
Allan Fotheringham
(The following excerpts from an article by Allan Fotheringham are reprinted from the SUN of November 5, 1966.)
John barfoot macdonald's favourite word is 'priorities.'
Let's get on with first things first.
The problem of priorities and conflicting pressures is behind the sudden and puzzling resignation of Dr. Macdonald
as president of The University of British Columbia.
His decision, only a month after the term opened, that he
wants out by next June stunned the campus. One department is currently trying to recruit more than a dozen new
professors, trying to steal them from universities and corporations in the East and the U.S. at a time when it's a
seller's market in the academic world.
"We haven't a chance of getting top people now," says a
UBC man. "Everything will be in a state of flux while they
look for a new president. And the people we're trying to
recruit will now be doubly cautious. 'What's going on out
at UBC?' they'll be saying. 'Why did he really quit?'"
The man who quit had an unenviable job: Trying to keep
rein on the sprawling, amorphous, educational institution
that has become a 'multiversity.'
The president who coined the term 'multiversity,' Clark
Kerr of the University of California, says that no man can
really run such an establishment. The day of the 'giant'
university president is past. Now comes the 'mediator,' says
Kerr, trying to keep peace between many power centres.
What is needed is a new breed of administrator, in effect
a management expert to ride herd on a multi-million operation. Macdonald was of such a breed when he was brought
Macdonald certainly had his priorities laid out when he
came here in 1962 from Harvard.
He found a university that was in danger of strangulation
from its own enrolment. The post-war baby boom was
beginning to hit UBC and there were no plans for decentralization. Dr. Norman MacKenzie's position had been
that it was no use establishing new universities when UBC
itself still badly needed funds. He feared political log-rolling
if other universities were established.
Macdonald's immediate assessment was that what excellence UBC had would be wiped out unless some of the
enrolment was siphoned off. Number One priority: new
institutions. He rushed through the preparation of the
Macdonald Report in six months, and the new creation that
would later haunt him, Simon Fraser University, was
Macdonald also found in UBC a university that was, in
his opinion, too aloof from the community. UBC, in the
North American context, was still under the English influence. An 'old boy' network still prevailed among those
proud academics who remembered the dear dead days at
Oxford and couldn't see why the same conditions could
not survive out on the tip of Point Grey.
Macdonald set out to push UBC further along the road
to serving the public interest, producing the personnel
necessary for the technological society of the future. He is a
Canadian but had been in the U.S. long enough to see that
universities on this side of the border were lingering too
long in their ivory towers.
It was not that we couldn't afford the cost, Macdonald
emphasized over and over. It was that we couldn't afford
not to meet the cost involved. To Macdonald, coming from
a nation that has built its world economic leadership
through its concentration on education and technology, the
lesson was simple.
Since it was simple, there should be no question that any
government in its senses would begrudge money for higher
education. To Macdonald, coming from the most highly-
endowed private university in existence, Harvard, to a public
university, it was inconceivable that one had to wrestle
with politicians for money. It was even more inconceivable The Background
that men in power would play politics with so important a
matter as university welfare.
The new president, a political innocent, perhaps could
not be expected to appreciate the peculiar situation in B.C.
The premier of the province is the only one in Canada
without a university or college background. In the 1966
Legislature only seven of the 33 government members were
university men. Because of the lack of talent, five cabinet
ministers had to take a double load and handle two
portfolios. By contrast, nine of the 19 Opposition members
held degrees.
Macdonald's accomplishments in this type of atmosphere
are remarkable. By getting across to the community the
urgency of UBC's needs, he has at last attracted the
millions from philanthropists. He has quadrupled the
money going into research, rebuilt the engine-room of the
campus, the library, increased average salaries by $3,000 and
cut the freshman failure rate from 25 per cent to 15 per cent.
With the money coming in, Macdonald set out to
channel it according to his priorities. Academics have become the new nomads. Top scholars shop around for the
best offers, go to the school that offers them the best deal.
Macdonald knew UBC must compete for the top men if it
was ever to aspire to excellence.
Your value will be determined by the market place,
professors were informed. If the world we live in places a
higher value on economic wizards and physicists than a
Latin scholar or professor of religious studies, so be it.
It was a new, harsh rule of the academic jungle and
predictably, Macdonald's urgency for priorities got him
into trouble.
The priorities came up against something that is common
to all big universities on this continent: a rebellion by
faculty and students against university administration.
It's partially a reaction against the impersonal nature of
the multiversity. The student feels lost. The faculty member
feels he has no say in how the institution is run. Both are
demanding that the administration become more democratized and pay a hit more attention to the inmates.
Those most alienated at UBC, naturally, were those in the
humanities—the historians, the political scientists, the
psychologists and others whose talents don't rate as highly
in the market place as the sought-after scientists and
Many of them are young, they are active politically and—
as with most such academics—are progressives in their
thinking. They set out to do battle through the Faculty
The internecine warfare and political backbiting among
the gentle academics make real politics look tame. Macdonald felt he was being hamstrung by trouble-makers, that
he was being nitpicked to death. The Faculty Association
executive felt they were fighting a just cause, preventing an
impatient man from running roughshod over the non-
Latest blow on behalf of the faculty cause was the Duff-
Berdahl Report, a study of all Canadian universities that
warned there would be increasing troubles on campuses
unless students and faculty are given more say in the Senate
and Board of Governors.
Macdonald has tried to strengthen his lonely administration position. Dr. Neil Perry was moved over from Commerce to be vice-president. But he left to become deputy
minister of education in Victoria.
Macdonald this summer had almost persuaded Dr. John
Deutsch, chairman of the Economic Council of Canada, to
come back to UBC as vice-president. But that fell through,
mainly, charge his critics, because the noted Macdonald
political innocence could not see that Deutsch, a strong
Liberal, would never be acceptable to the Bennett
The suicide of a popular faculty member who was moved
into a key position crushed Macdonald.
His relations with students have never been completely
satisfactory for either side.
Macdonald quite bluntly has little sympathy with the
rebellious student mood arising from the revolt two years
ago at Berkeley. Students are more committed today, more
impatient with the flaws in the educational factories they
attend. To them, Berkeley was the signal to Arise. To
Macdonald, it was "a revolution in search of a cause."
The Ubyssey bothers him. The student paper has long
had the reputation of being the most irreverent, lively
campus publication in Canada. In the process it has managed to produce some of the top journalists in the country.
But in the last several years its self-conscious anti-authority
attitude has perhaps become a bit much.
Veteran hands on campus do not take the Ubyssey all that
seriously, secure in the knowledge that today's fire-breathing
boy editors tomorrow will be down-town wearing vests
and carrying briefcases. But Macdonald has shown his anger
at some of the paper's tactics and the paper, sniffing blood,
has renewed the attack.
He questions the motives of some of the more radical
student leaders.
"Universities are so large now that the students realize
they are a political force," says the president. "They are
more sophisticated in organizing themselves. But are their
leaders striving for a principle or are they after political
power for its own sake?"
These were some of the frustrations. On top came the
growing evidence that the Bennett government was
attempting to stack the deck in favor of its own creation
SFU. The government grant this year ignored UBC's higher
costs for graduate students and such professional schools as
medicine. It came to $1,378 per student for Simon Fraser,
$730 per student for UBC.
Dr. MacKenzie's prediction is coming true. The new
university that Macdonald recommended has become a
political weapon.
It is likely the B.C. public will be told between now and
June 30 about the need for a Grants Commission, what the
role of a university president should be, and student unrest.
"I plan to have a lot to say about these things," says
John Barfoot Macdonald. f:!0§'~t''"':
The Grand Campus Washout
by Dr. M. Y. Williams, Prof. Em.
For a few days in the last week of
January 1935 there was an unusual and large-scale cutting of classes
by students. The truants were on
Marine Drive, hopefully watching the
gardener's cottage on what is now the
Graham House part of the campus.
With luck they might be there at the
dramatic moment when it would slide
into the sea.
Luck, however, was not with them.
The cave-in of the bank took place
late in the day and the dramatic
moment passed with scarcely anyone
to observe it.
The background to this event was
recorded in the diary of F. B. Dill, a
member of the Department of Buildings and Grounds at the time.
"The winter of 1935 was a very
frosty one. Between the 11th and 18th
of January 22 inches of snow fell,
followed by 18 inches on the 20th.
Drifts in some places were 8 feet
"During the morning of January
11th, 1935, five inches of snow fell as
an introduction to nine days of unusually cold snowy weather. The temperature dropped to 2° above zero at
7:30 a.m. in the morning of the 19th.
By the early morning of January 20th,
18'/2 inches of snow had fallen in 24
hours breaking all records and bring
ing the measured total since January
11th to over 40 inches.
"Heavy rain followed the snow and
blizzard on the 20th, and continued all
day, Monday, January 21st, as the
temperature rose. By nightfall 3.73
inches of rain had fallen in 24 hours
breaking all records. Rain continued
during the 22nd and until 3 a.m. on
the 23rd. It started again at 8:30 a.m.
on Wednesday, the 23rd and a slide
started on Marine drive near the Ravine, necessitating the closing of the
road at the foot of Acadia and at
"The University campus at that
time  was not  pipe  drained  and the Campus Washout
Top: "Hopefully watching the gardener's cottage."
Centre: "A widening and deepening ravine."
Bottom: "The canyon was filled to
its present condition."
Ravine No. 4 served as a natural surface run-off outlet into which a continuous small stream was discharging.
The water-shed extended as far as
Acadia camp and the piggery, constituting over 190 acres. Following the
above mentioned precipitation, a torrent, some 4 feet (wide) by 1.5 feet
(deep) formed itself and cascaded into
the ravine gullying it back reportedly
at a rate of 10 feet per hour."
A contributing cause of this rapid
erosion was the digging of a trench to
help drain an extensive pond which
had flooded University Boulevard opposite the site of Wesbrook Building
of to-day and extended over the present track and playing field northward
to be drained by the small stream
valley mentioned above. This passed
back of the present Brock Building
and under the Law buildings location
of today and down what is now Iona
Road into the head of the Ravine
which was crossed by two wooden
bridges. The northern bridge connected with the present road to the
Graham and McKeen buildings, which
was the original Marine Drive, and
the southern bridge connected with
the drive as it is today.
From the bridges a widening and
deepening ravine extended seaward,
finally reaching a fall-line some hundred yards back from the shore and
perhaps fifty feet above sea level. This
fall-line had gradually worked upstream but had been slowed down by
a gravel bed, by caving in from the
sides of the ravine and by the growth
of willow and alder on the banks.
When the ponded water was released by ditching, the increased flow
started cutting through resistant beds
and erosion upstream proceeded at an
estimated rate of ten feet per hour.
Dill records: "January 24th, rain
stopped last night for a few hours
starting again at 9 a.m. only stopping
for short intervals. At 9 a.m. inspected
bridge on Marine and Chancellor and
immediately closed it to all traffic.
Upper bridge cut about 9:30 p.m.
Guards put on both sides of washout,
roads blocked."
lO Campus Washout
"January 25th, rain still falling at
"January 26th, day warm, partly
sunny—saw University offcials and
was promised immediate action on
disposal of sewer outlets causing erosion where pipes were broken at
Ravine No. 4. Barriers moved back at
noon—guards still maintained both
sides of ravine."
"January 27th, very little cave in on
creek bottom today. Water down."
"January 30th, considerable sluf on
East bank of ravine above second
bridge site. Creek bed not receding."
"February 2nd, put on double shift
dragging ditch for diversion of creek."
A thesis submitted by H. T. Cars-
well, a candidate for the degree of B.A.
in the department of geology, has this
to say:
"In a period of a few days an estimated 100,000 cubic yards of unconsolidated sediment was excavated south
to the present Law buildings and west
to include much of the area near the
Women's dormitories. The stream cut
to sea level at the gully's mouth but
this part was filled when the stream
reached near-equilibrium. The bulk of
the excavated material was spread in
an alluvial fan extending to sea for 350
feet and has since gradually been removed by wave action and longshore
Co-incident with the washout at
Campus Canyon, a huge slide closed
the highway along Spanish Banks.
This proved to be a blessing in disguise, as the slide material was moved
by bulldozers and trucks to the head
of Campus Canyon not far away, and
working day and night by searchlights,
the canyon was filled to its present
condition providing for the crossing of
both roads without the need of bridges.
Large sewer pipes were covered by the
fill, taking care of surface and subsurface water up to the present time.
After the fill had settled, the present
pavement was laid down.
On Monday morning, January 21st,
as already described, snow conditions
were  at  their  worst,  accentuated   by
The cliff  below  the president's  house,  1950.  Large  sewer
pipes now take care of surface and sub-surface water.
heavy rain. Street cars were tied up,
some were off their tracks. The writer
put on rubber waders, a raincoat,
carried shoes and brief case and started
on foot for UBC and his classes.
Hundreds of people were walking to
work. After covering 2]/^ miles to the
gates at Tenth Ave. and Blanca Street
I met a student coming back from
UBC. He reported Registrar Stanley
Mathews and a janitor were the only
people at the buildings. In consequence I went to Professor George
Spencer's nearby home where two
other instructors had taken shelter.
Mrs. Spencer kept us for lunch, and
about 2:30 p.m. the streetcars were
running downtown from Alma Road.
By walking to that stopping place I
made my way home.
College remained closed for 4]/2
days, opening at noon Friday, January
25th. Dr. George M. Weir was on
leave of absence as head of the department of education, while Minister of
Education at Victoria. His influence
was effective in hastening the repair
work at Campus Canyon.
The Rev. Dr. William H. Vance,
principal of the Anglican Theological
College, had recently witnessed the
completion of the stone wall along
Iona Drive as a finishing touch to his
college building program. When the
washout approached the wall he suffered a heart attack from which he
succumbed a few days later.
"Point Grey once supported the
finest stand of heavy timber on the
coast," said Carswell in the aforementioned thesis. "In those days, much
rainfall would be intercepted by the
thick  growth  of large  trees,  and  re-
evaporated, not having reached the
ground. Transpiration then would
have been much greater than now
with a great vertical depth of vegeta-
tation utilizing practically all solar
energy for photosynthesis. The heavy
undergrowth and thick mat of roots
retarded runoff greatly. This, perhaps,
explains why there is little evidence of
old surface drainage on the upland,
and why it remains undissected. The
marks of old surface drainage are
present on the banks, however."
The Campus Canyon Washout is
history now, leaving few physical
traces to inspire a question.
Only the very observant, who knew
the story and where to look, might find
on the bank evidence of the old fill.
That earlier generation, however, that
was "washed out" from classes for the
best part of a week, may be interested
in thr's review of just what did happen
in January, 1935. □
A leisurely Pursuit
One prays ... for very elementary
things, for the recognition that learning is properly a leisurely pursuit, that
what we learn today does not have to
be excreted in some useful, measurable
form tomorrow but it to nourish our
broadest future, and is best digested
thoroughly and slowly. One prays for
the realization that scholarship is a
creative activity and hence must always
be seeking new forms and new media.
—Jasper Rose, in "Varsity Graduate."
1 1 Home
Top: Traditional parade of floats around stadium field.
Centre: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde McLeod,
B.A. '41, of Penticton, with two of their
four children. The eldest is a student
at UBC.
Bottom: Mr. Maurice Campbell, BA
'51, Senator N. A. M. MacKenzie, Mrs.
Campbell, BA '51, BSW '52, Dean
Walter Gage, BA '25, MA '26, LLD
12 Homecoming
It was a swinging Party
There's no place like home when
it's a question of Homecoming, alumni
appeared to agree as they flocked
back to the campus for one of the
most successful Homecomings in our
Saturday, October 22, was the big
day—for many grads the only day—of
Homecoming Week, and it started
with a chicken barbecue lunch in the
field house. This event was arranged
mainly by the students, and the
chicken was barbecued outside by the
Aggies and served inside by some very
pretty cowgirls. The informal nature
of the meal and the promise of pony
rides and western films to follow
brought out more family parties than
Guest of honour at the luncheon
was John E. (Ed) Mulhern, BA '16,
first president of the Alumni Association, who came from his Arizona home
for the occasion. Also present were
four university presidents, our own
Dr. Macdonald and Senator MacKen
zie, former president, and our own
alumni, Dr. Patrick McTaggart-Cowan
of Simon Fraser and Dr. James Gibson
of Brock University, Ontario.
After the luncheon, fortified by their
hot meal some alumni took places in
the grandstand to watch the traditional parade of floats and the football
game (won hy the Thunderbirds—
who else?), while others chose the
bus tour of the campus, guided by
Jim Banham, BA '51 and incidentally
the University's Information  Officer.
All but one of the class reunions
were held on campus, and the exception was at 'Hycroft' which is
home away from home, anyway.
Grand finale for the day was, of
course, the Homecoming Ball, held
this year in Brock Lounge. It was a
swinging party! In fact, no less an
authority than Dal Richards said it
was the best ball in our history.
Well, it's over now except for the
pictorial record—but there's always
another year! See you in '67.
Left:   President   Macdonald   crowns   Homecoming   Queen
Johanna Rees, I RMed.
Below:   Pony  rides   for   up-coming   alumni   followed   the
Homecoming luncheon. Homecoming
To the Class of '31
Though unkind fate has banished me
To rigors of the 'lone prairie,'
And sixteen hundred miles prevent
My presence at this great event,
With you, in thoughts, I raise a glass,
Nostalgically, to toast our class.
For my absence, some comfort,
Though it's mighty cold,
No classmate can whisper,
uBoy! SHE'S looking old!"
—With apologies to all my former
English 'Profs'
—Mary Ball Sutherland, BA'31
Mr. John E. (Ed) Mulhern, BA '16, first president of the Alumni
Association, and Mrs. Sherwood Lett, BA '17, MA '26, LLB '58, at
the Homecoming Luncheon
Mr. A. H. Ainsworth, BA '46 (L), chats with Bruce Bewell,
BASc '46, home from Iran, at their class reunion.
Below: Clockwise around the table—Mr. Ken Martin, Dean W. H. Gage, Mrs. Martin, President ].
B. Macdonald Homecoming
They gathered
old Times
and Tears
in Los Angeles
UBC Alumni in the Los Angeles area
found a home away from home when
they met to celebrate Homecoming in
the Windward Room of the Vancouver-built SS Princess Louise on
October 22nd.
Many of us who attended, approximately 80, came 30-60 miles for the
gathering, and there were seven who
travelled a good 125 miles. These included the Rev. Ward DeBeck, BA '38;
Gordon Soderlund, BASc '51, and his
wife Dolores; Stan Shayler, BASc '35;
and the newest graduate present,
Walter Paton, MD '66, with his wife
Lester McLennan, BA '22, a member of the earliest class represented,
acted as Master of Ceremonies and
also proposed the toast to UBC. In
his tribute to our Alma Mater Mr.
McLennan reviewed significant dates
in our history, starting from the first
plan for a university in 1890, to UBC's
present position as an integral part of
B.C.'s life at home and influence,
through its alumni, abroad.
L. to R.: Dr. Hassel Schjelderup, BASc '49, fack Leg-
gatt, Dr. John Mead, Dr. Harvey Segall, BA '57,
MD '61
The  Rev.  Ward  DeBeck,  BA  '38,
delivered the invocation.
L. to R.: Fred Hartley, BASc '39, Margaret Hartley, BA '40, Rev. Ward De-
Beck, BA '38
A note of hilarity was added to the
occasion by the booming voices of a
quartette of collaborators on an impromptu song, rendered to the tune
of 'Working on the Railway'—lyrics
by Jack Leggatt, accompanied by Dr.
Hass Schjelderup, Herv Segall and
John Mead, M.D.
We've   been   working   in   the
All these smoggy years,
We are out of the rainstorms,
Amongst all the beers.
Now we're here all together
Gathering old times and
So let's give to all the sponsors
Three rousing cheers!
The consensus of the gathering was
that such a reunion should be an
annual affair. To this purpose an executive was informally elected: President, Jean Parks, BA '31; vice-presidents Elizabeth Berlot, BA '40, and
Lester McLennan, BA '22, and Secretary-treasurer Bernard Miller, BA '60,
Arrangements for the evening were
made by Jean Parks assisted hy Dr.
Margaret Sullivan, BA '45, Elizabeth
Berlot, Edith McSweyn, BA '29, and
Milton Parks.
—Jean Parks, BA'31
Attending Class of '51 Reunion, L. to R.: Joyce Anderson, Al Anderson, Peggy Radatsky, Terry Lynch, Mrs. Lynch, Charlie
Brown, Mrs. Brown, Don Duguid, Doug Sharon, Mrs. Benson, Harry Benson Faster! Faster!
by David Brock, BA '30
During last summer about 500 alumni received copies of
an American pamphlet entitled 'To Keep Pace with
America.' It was published by a group named Editorial
Projects for Education in association with the American
Alumni Council, and the few available copies were passed
along without comment by our own Alumni office. Since the
object of the pamphlet is to soothe and silence any alumnus
who wants to make reactionary noises because he likes
some changes better than others, perhaps a little muffled
comment of the briefest sort might not be amiss.
It is difficult to give you examples of this pep talk's tone
of voice because all direct quotation is expressly forbidden
. . . which seems a funny way of spreading the latest gospel.
It is also a funny way of silencing replies, since a hostile
paraphrase can be far more unfair than any quotation from
its context vntimely ript. While guarding against unfairness
it still seems fair to say the tone of this document is one of
crazy optimism and special pleading. It blends the manner
of a nurse, explaining to unhappy sick people that they are
really quite well and happy, with that of a public relations
man condescendingly telling a reporter that all his suspicions are groundless and all misfortunes are necessary and
therefore good.
Any alumnus who graduated over a year ago is already
out of date and is therefore not entitled to criticize his
university. The article goes on to discredit the alumnus
further by calling him a relic of those dolce far niente days
when students dined in dinner jackets by candlelight.
Where did students do that, and when? It dismisses the older graduates of European and British universities as effete,
selfish or ignorant. Americans, on the other hand, have
always been rugged, sensible, well-informed and public-
spirited, but today, more than ever, the colleges must give
the people what they want ... as if what the people want is
always a well-informed and sensible thing to want.
The article implies that courses in folk-singing and
film-appreciation are among the urgencies of today . . . they
are all a part of 'keeping pace,' and of avoiding the effete,
selfish, ignorant fate of (let us say) Saint Thomas More at
that sissified old Oxford, or of Newton at Cambridge. When
last I heard, New York University had a Professor of Hosiery
and Underwear, obviously because of some demand, but
this does not mean every alumnus must keep quiet about it.
The subject of 'what people want' is a complicated one in
a state-owned university, but here, as elsewhere, you will
usually find that few people really want a thing for its own
sake and will make a real effort to obtain it. When they
say "I want," they mean they want whatever is easiest and
not what is best. If they believe a university can offer them
instant opinions on everything from the history of the
comic strip to duck soup, then they demand a complete set
of such opinions. Anyone on or off the campus can see
some snags here, and an alumnus can judge these snags,
sometimes. He can certainly judge the young graduates who
ask him for jobs.
The pamphlet quotes Jacques Barzun on this very subject.
Barzun says businessmen downtown are about the only
people left who ask for graduates with general intelligence,
literacy, and adaptability, rather than special training in
what the colleges think the businessmen want. But the
pamphlet, after trying to dilute this view as 'despair' and
therefore, one supposes, a Wrong Attitude, goes on to say
that while many a professor admits, along with Barzun,
that he may have neglected the main job of educating the
young, still, his role is changing and he is very busy and
'divided,' and anyway, he must win glory, prestige and
promotion through research, not teaching.
Well, surely to God there must be professors who can
increase the general intelligence, literacy and adaptability
of the young, making their minds fit to learn almost any
job outside college, without these professors having to do
ANY research whatever? At the same time that this pamphlet was being glued together by its committee of 25
authors and editors, Dr. John Perry Miller, Dean of the
Graduate School at Yale, was telling the Harvard Graduate
Society that colleges don't need Ph.D.'s for all the teaching
jobs, and are having a bad influence in placing a high
premium on Ph.D.'s for such jobs. They have become the
slaves of this degree, both in training unnecessary Ph.D.'s
and in hiring them. These men are encouraged to engage in
all kinds of useless or phony research, both to gain a degree
and to get promotion in their jobs. Further, even the
legitimate Ph.D.'s, the true research men, tend to be unduly
narrow, for three reasons: their own character, their training
at college, and the jobs they are given. "They lack the
perspective, the sense of relevance, and the sense of values
16 Don't try to talk
I ss; «,,   .tn :%
David Brock
to apply their knowledge imaginatively as leaders in education or in the world of affairs."
Dr Miller mentions other things wrong with these men,
and some possible cures, including the experiment of giving
a future Ph.D. a narrow education as an undergraduate
followed by a broader one as a graduate student. There is no
space here to give his remarks the reflection they deserve.
Perhaps the Chronicle can publish his whole speech at a
later date. There is some urgency here, if only to counteract
the pamphlet which assures us that everything is more or
less dandy, under the circumstances; that the circumstances
can never be altered; and that the more research a teacher
is doing, the more vital he becomes as a teacher, even if he
doesn't happen to be teaching and says students are a
The pamphlet keeps reminding us that all change is
normal, while arguing in the other direction, to play it
safe, that these are abnormal times. Also, it says, all the
causes of change are completely new and therefore unintelligible except to a few with-it planners and maybe
some P.R. men. But all the same, an alumnus can judge
some of the machinery, if not all, by some of its products,
if not all. He can recognize some of the things now
reverenced by the kind of people who reverence them, without his having to study the things himself. And when the
pamphlet tells him certain ideas are too new for him to
digest, he can laugh with Dean Miller, who says many of
these arguments have been going on for fifty years, so far. . .
and who says Toronto began to discredit the useless Ph.D.
ten years ago. I seem to remember Flexner attacking it
around 1930. We hear the same praise of 'new' kinds of
chaos from certain turbulent and swinging priests who wish
to adapt to what they feel is 'the spirit of the times,' even
when their 'new' arguments were printed (and answered)
forty years ago. The priests and this P.R. pamphlet alike
have the voice of the Red Queen, who kept urging Alice to
run faster and faster and not try to talk.
These ill-educated prophets do not know that civilization,
such as it is, is perspective. When they talk of giving us
religion or education defined by popular vote, they forget
that the biggest and best way to enlarge the franchise is to
give some votes to your ancestors. They tell me my ancestors
knew nothing. I wonder.
The pamphlet is a kind of hymn to incessant adaptation.
Now it is true that man often excels the other animals in
dealing with situations as they arise, though it is also true
that man creates situations which are inexcusable and for
which the only cure is 'putting the clock back,' a phrase and
an act now distasteful to him. It is true that man owes
many of his present comforts to his search for novelty,
though he owes his incredible new discomforts to that same
One day we will have to learn that we must strike a
balance between adapting and not adapting. Adapting and
adjusting are valued too highly at present. Psychology is
only just starting to see that the rebel who refuses to adjust
too much is the real preserver and developer of consciousness and intelligence. Too many people admire the allegedly
wise and happy tumbleweed in the so-called winds of
change. A tumbleweed that doesn't know how to tack
against the wind is not really an educated little vegetable
at all. □
The Function
of Education
As in the religious and intellectual fields, the direction
of our cultural growth is ours to decide. Should the
Canadian society be more intensively humanized by the
promotion of unity in diversity or should it be more
thoroughly homogenized through the reduction of diversity to uniformity? There is here more than 'a distinction
without a difference.'
If the aggregate effect of these changes (changes in
value-attitudes as a result of economic and econocultural
forces) were to cause a swing of the educational pendulum
away from its current vocademic direction, there might be
hopes of an emergent new Academe in the groves of which
both children and adults—and even that poor inbetween
creature, the adolescent—might seek primarily truth and
goodness and beauty and the very meaning of these compelling, luring words, not necessarily because this search is
some form of opportunistic prerequisite toward an economic end but because the search is appreciated as an end in
itself—the   function   of   t
itself . . . the lust for self
rue   education,   perhaps   of   life
—Christopher E. Hodgkinson,
in "The B.C. Teacher."
17 They make
the Campus
L. to R.: Eva Lang, Anna Pandyan, Mervyn Romilly, Joel Mkhando
by Elizabeth Blanche Norcross
Three thousand miles, six thousand
miles, perhaps only 100 miles
from home, the foreign students come
to study at UBC. This year, as for a
number of years past, they number
about 10%, of our student body, that
is. roughly 1,700 in the present academic year. Dark-eyed girls in saris adding colour to the campus scene, dark-
eyed boys in levis and windbreakers
blending into the crowd, blue-eyed
blondes betraying their North European heritage—they are all here.
Campus home for these students is
International House. Some use it daily,
others only when their particular
national group is having a special
The Chronicle gathered together a
very small sampling of these foreign
students to introduce them as attesting
to the diversity to be found in our
student body.
Miss Anna Pandyan from Madras is
one of the "only occasionally" visitors
to International House. She has found
that her own group—she is in second
year of Graduate Studies in Oceanography—is just about as international
as the United Nations. Of the twelve
students there is only one native-born
Canadian and of the two professors
she works under, one is a New
Zealander and the other an American.
It was almost by accident that Miss
Pandyan came to UBC to study. Last
year she was in the eastern States on
an exchange program. Then, on holiday in Toronto, a cousin in graduate
studies there introduced her to one of
his professors, and when he heard of
her interests, well, naturally he
recommended this university.
Anna's interests are in marine
biology, a field which, as she says, is
very important to India. She plans on
a  university teaching career.
Mr. Joel Mkhando, with a wife and
three children waiting for him at
home in Rhodesia, represents another
continent. He is here reading for a
master's degree in social work which
he hopes to get in 1968. This is his
second year at UBC. Some years ago
he had a certain amount of social
work training at a South African
university before segregation had taken
place at the university level, in 1955.
It had to be South Africa because
Rhodesia did not have a college offering what he needed. Like Miss Pandyan
he is preparing himself for a teaching
Miss Eva Lang is our blonde from
Europe, from Germany to be exact.
She arrived at UBC in July and by
October was speaking English with
amazing fluency and an exceedingly
good accent. She admitted, though,
that she had had a good grounding
and understood spoken English well
before she got here. She is in Graduate
Studies in Economics and is thinking
of a career in the German Ministry of
External Affairs, the World Bank, the
U.N. or a similar organization. She
will not necessarily return to Germany.
When Mervyn Romilly of Trinidad
described himself as an extrovert, he
was probably right on the mark. He
is chairman of the Program and Service Committee of International House
and as such is very much involved
with the activities which are designed
to make the House increasingly useful
to foreign students.
Mervyn is in third year of undergraduate studies in chemistry. His plan
is to go into industry back home in
Trinidad and after a few years probably return to university to work for
a higher degree.
As it turned out these students came
not only from four different continents
but on four different financial
arrangements. Miss Pandyan has a
P.E.O. scholarship, Miss Lang a World
University Service scholarship, Mr.
Mkhando is on the Canadian External
Aid Program, and Mr. Romilly's family
takes care of the expenses he can't
meet by his own summer earnings.
Were they satisfied with the reception they received here on campus
and in the community? The response
was a little guarded. Mr. Mkhando
found that in his field work he met
with no resentment or discrimination
on colour grounds. Miss Pandyan had
not at first been very keen on coming
to this part of the continent where
she knew no one, but now she has
found friends and seems happy. Eva
Lang's impression was that Canadian
students were not very interested in
meeting the foreigners in their midst,
at which Mervyn Romilly came
quickly to the defence of the
Canadians. His view was that the
foreign student, in coming so far from
his homeland, had already taken a big
step forward. For the Canadian
students, merely coming to lunch at
International House was for them a
big step. It was then up to the foreign
student, he thought, to make the next
move towards friendship. "But perhaps
that's because I'm an extrovert."
So there we have it, a tiny sampling
of the 1,700 students who help to
make up the cosmopolitan atmosphere
of the UBC campus.
18 Our home-grown Winners
In September forty-two of the province's brightest entered UBC as
freshmen on Norman MacKenzie Alumni Regional Scholarships. They came
from high schools scattered throughout British Columbia, one from each
Fern Miller
of the old electoral ridings.
A local screening committee made
recommendations on applicants to
Dean Walter Gage, using the basis of
academic achievement, character and
Value of the scholarships is now
$350. It is hoped that next year the
number may be increased to allow for
representation from each of the new
provincial constituencies.
Many of the winners dropped in to
the Alumni office to say "hello" to the
director, and here are some of their
pictures taken at that time. Here also
is a complete list of the winners,
given alphabetically by ridings.
Alberni: Joan Irene Wearing, Ucuelet.
Burnaby: Beverley Jean Paterson, New
A. A. Duska
Cariboo:    Eva-Lisa    Helin,    Lac    La
Hache. Jean M. Lavington, Quesnel.
Chilliwack:   Larry  A.   Van   Wormer,
Vedder Crossing.
Columbia: Elsie Marion Staal, Invermere.
Comox: Hazel Marie Morris, Parksville.
Cranbrook: Randy Leonard Taylor,
Cowichan-Newcastle:      Carol      Ann
Stewart, Lake Cowichan.
Delta:   Claire   Helene   Jenton,   Richmond.
Dewdney: Richard Curtis Bennett,
New Westminster.
Fernie: Eleanor Frances Chappell,
Fort George: Eileen Joan Clough,
Prince George.
Grand Forks-Greenwood: Marcia Janet
Abrosimoff, Grand Forks. Mary-Ann
Starchuk, Grand Forks.
Rosemary Brigden
Kamloops: Anna E. V.  Preto, Monte
Lillooet:  David  R.  Bustard,  Pember-
ton. Lesley May Simpson, Shalalth.
MacKenzie:    Philip   Brooks   Malpass,
Nanaimo and the Islands: Rosemary L.
Brigden, Fulford Harbour.
New Westminster: Janice Mary Griffiths, New Westminster.
Nelson   and   Creston:   Robert   James
Bourdon, Nelson.
North Okanagan: Ehrentraud Burger,
North Peace River: Alois Alvin Duska,
Fort St. John.
North   Vancouver:   Warren   George
Mayo, North Vancouver.
Oak Bay: Heather Margaret Warrack,
Prince Rupert: Frank Gunnar Johan-
sen, Prince Rupert.
Revelstoke:   Donald   Bruce   Hagger-
stone, Revelstoke.
Rossland:    Roberta   Irene    Robinson,
Salmon Arm: Fern Audrey Rae Miller,
Salmon Arm.
Similkameen:   Barry   Donald   Friesen,
Oliver,   Robert   Alexander   Cannings,
A. B. Marion
■■L*'   aHi
Skeena: Jacqueline M. Mufford, Kitimat.
South Okanagan: Margaret Rose Mac-
Neill, Peachland. Richard G. Johnston,
South Peace River: Irma Linda
Schindler, Tupper. Arthur Bernard
Marion, Dawson Creek.
Vancouver Burrard: Kathleen Mary
Jamison, Vancouver.
Vancouver East: William Wong, Vancouver.
Vancouver Point Grey: Norman Allen
Funnell, Vancouver.
Victoria:    Rosalinda   A.    Bowen-Col-
thurst, Victoria.
Yale: Dino Mario Cremonese, Hope.
The   United   States   has   sent   us,   on
Norman MacKenzie American Scholar-
Joan Wearing
ships, the following: Freda A. Eldridge,
Carlisle, Mass.; Lucy Rachel Pratt,
Corvallis, Ore.; Nancy Joan Stocking,
Tacoma, Wash.; Ernestine A. Young,
Nampa, Idaho. □
19 The Vast,
by Tom Morris, Arts IV
(Reprinted by permission
from the Ubyssey.)
rriHE silent student: see him park
■*■ his car in the morning, follow him
to classes, maybe have coffee with him,
and then follow him to his car and
watch him drive home.
He's part of a growing society on
It isn't an organized society. It never
had a formal beginning. It probably
doesn't even know it exists. But this
society is real and very evident—an
ever-growing mass on campus who are
not involved with anything but
A student of this society seldom belongs to a club. He doesn't march in
protest, sit through speeches, or soapbox in anger.
How large is the society? Student
leaders generally agree that the majority of students at UBC are alienated
from the social structure on campus.
There are about 17,000 students at
UBC. In September, 1966, university
president John Macdonald spoke to 300
students in the armouries. The speech
concerned all students. It was well
In January, 1966, 1,500 students
marched downtown in protest over fee
increases. In 1963 the Back-Mac campaign drew 3,000 to a rally. It was the
best publicized rally and campaign in
UBC history.
Every September the various clubs
on campus exhibit their wares. Thousands barter but few buy. The silent
student seldom buys, joins, speaks, or
in any way participates in student
functions. Why?
Here are one student's reasons: "I'm
out here to get an education, of course,
but ultimately I have to graduate.
Society says I need that little piece of
paper, that diploma, if I want to advance. What does society care if I
spend five years out here without getting my degree?
"Sure I would like to be involved. I
see it as being an essential part of my
education but society sees it a little
There appear then two parts of a
student's education. The first is the in-
class and the second is the out-of-
class  education,   the   formal  and  the
The President's welcoming speech concerned all students: 300 attended. informal. Society demands the formal,
a degree. This student wants to be
involved more in the informal. He
places a high value on it.
The same student was asked if he
thought he was receiving a total education by not being involved. "I'm getting less than half an education right
now," he said. "I'm not meeting other
students. I don't know what they're
thinking. In fact, I can't test the
validity of my own thoughts because
I'm not participating with other
Another student expressed her sense
of helplessness:
"I don't like a lot of things that take
place on this campus. But what can I
do? The administration calls it a matter of adjustment."
There is another expression of futility. It comes from the student who
was involved at one time. He organized and led students, he talked and
he listened. But now he has withdrawn. He was a leader in the Back-
Mac campaign. To him the campaign
was fruitless and produced few substantial results.
The dividend was a failed year. He
tried to participate again the next year
with few results and another failure.
"I've been out here for five years and
today I'm in third year," he said. "You
can lay that to an attempt at involv-
He also sees futility.
"It's like standing in a long line-up.
If you are first in line you have it
made. The further you get towards
the end, the more hopeless the whole
thing becomes. It's fine being a leader
but the followers perform little or no
role. I never stand in line-ups now."
For some reason today's student
doesn't like to sow a crop which will
be reaped by future generations. What
does concern the silent student? Commented one of them: "If it doesn't
directly affect me I won't do anything.
There are always enough people with
concern who will protest."
He was asked what he would do if
tuition fees were doubled. "I would
have to work twice as hard to get a
scholarship," he said. "The inconvenience to myself determines the degree
of sacrifice that I must make. I signed
the housing petition that was circulating. I was probably morally obligated to take that step. But there is no
reason why I should go any further.
I've got my own  place to sleep and
what other students do about getting
accommodation is their business."
In the hard core of this silent
society the student's life is made up of
professors, books, desks, and thoughts
of exams. He lives in a personal,
please-do-not disturb world.
"I'm out here to learn and study,"
he says. "Students are not here to
This student type does not dominate
the silent society but he forms a large
faction of the group. Some do not
recognize a need to join, organize, or
socialize. For others there is the probability of failure, the chance of little
gain, and the difficulty of visualizing
Finally, the demands that society put
upon the student force him to concentrate on his in-class education.
But does all this explain why the
student can't take one hour in the
university year to hear one important
speech by the university president?
The silent student is accused of
many things, one being that he doesn't
care what happens at the university.
He claims he cares very much, but he
can't afford to take his feelings beyond
himself or a friend.
He is accused of apathy. If he is
apathetic it is because apathy has been
forced on him by the pressure of
But if the silent student isn't apathetic, he is certainly uninvolved. He
won't be at the next club meeting nor
will he be seen at the next student
rally. He'll be found in the classroom
by day and at his private desk in his
private cellar every night. □
The Price
to be paid
The price of not finding the necessary capital funds for Ontario universities in the next fifteen years will
be incalculable. Some young Canadians who deserve higher education
will be deprived of it; others will be
forced to go abroad for their education,
and many of these will decide to stay
abroad. Scientific research and scholarship will suffer. Outstanding faculty
members will be attracted away to
other countries, too, by offers of better
salaries and more attractive working
Such  a  loss  to  Canada  would  be
I'm here to learn and study.'
a disaster; and it need not occur. This
country is one of the richest countries
in the world, and it can surely afford
to educate its own citizens. But to
meet the challenge that presently faces
it from the universities, the country
must make some changes in its order of
priorities. Governments at all levels,
corporations, and individuals must be
prepared to spend much more on the
universities than they have ever done
in the past. A great many pocketbooks
will inevitably be affected.
—from a speech by Professor Denis
Smith, vice-president and assistant
professor of Politics, Trent University, September, 1964.
21 An Industrialist
looks at B.C. 1976
R. S. Ritchi
In March the Alumni Association and the Department
of University Extension jointly sponsored a conference with
the title "B.C. 76."
In June the Chronicle reported a portion of the conference and promised more in a later issue. Here is the "more."
Mr. Ronald S. Ritchie, Director of Imperial Oil Ltd., is the
The task that i have been assigned is to be a prophet.
A prophet has one important rule. He must ensure that
he is not mesmerised by the present, whether it is one of
glittering prospect or whether of relative discouragement.
Now in the British Columbia scene today it is very
evident that the danger, if any, lies in the first direction.
Wherever the would-be prophet looks in the economic
scene he finds growth and prospects of more growth. If he
looks at the British Columbia scene today he may find it a
little difficult to identify many solid bases for doubts, but
at least he is charged with the responsibility for looking,
so that the prophecy he makes may be a sound and valid
one, not distorted by what may be short term.
Our prophet, looking at B.C. today, sees, for instance,
that the pace of growth in the economy is such that the
supplies of suitable labour seem to be entirely inadequate
at the moment. He sees, too, that this has created, as a
result, a situation in which there is very great pressure on
wages and other incomes. He reminds himself that wages
and incomes are costs, and that costs are important to the
long run picture in any economy, and particularly an
economy which is oriented to external markets—markets
which are beyond the control of the economy of which he
is a part.
The presence of resources is an opportunity which anyone who tries to analyze B.C.'s scene economically must
concentrate on. Along with resources, however, which in
themselves determine nothing, there is another important
opportunity which must be assessed. This is the opportunity of markets.
I begin with the forest industry, that sector of the B.C.
economy which is unlikely in the next ten years to lose its
present  overwhelming  pre-eminence.  If one  looks  at the
forest industries today in B.C. one sees tremendous
growth—growth which has already been realized, growth
which is in prospect and in progress. British Columbia has
its great riches in this area. It has in it an industry which
is geared to export markets, an industry which has peculiar
advantages in the export market. We see today a newsprint
industry which has approximately doubled in the last
decade, and which has great growth ahead of it. We see a
pulp and paper industry, particularly a kraft pulp industry,
which has doubled and shows signs of tripling, in the next
decade, if one simply adds up capital expansion which is
under way or more or less committed. On what is this
growth based? It is based in large part on some very
encouraging prospects in the world demand for pulp as
well as for newsprint. Here is a market that looks almost
What are the threats, if any, to us in this area? One of
the interesting things about resources is that the supply
picture in resources, world-wide, is never static. It changes
(from a supplier's viewpoint) with alarming frequency at
times. Could this happen to the B.C. forest industry?
If one looks far enough ahead, it is possible. There are in
the world as we all know very large forest areas which
today have no commercial impact on the world's demand
and supply of pulp and paper. By and large they are
hardwood forests; by and large they are forests which are
all mixed up in terms of species, and therefore less suitable
for harvesting than those, for instance of B.C. One day,
however, that great element of technology may make
hardwood a real competitor in the pulp and paper field.
I think it unlikely that within the next ten years such
threats to B.C.'s supply position in world markets for
forest products will actually happen. The kinds of threats
that we have to worry about in the next decade, if they
exist, are more likely threats of our own making.
First of all, we have experienced in the past the kind of
situation where we created more capacity than the market
would immediately justify. I think by common consent
there is a very real prospect that we are doing this today.
We have an approach to the development of our forest
reserves which is a very sound one. It is intended that
forest reserves shall not be allocated to people to hold
without using, and therefore we have developed a system
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shaping our future
to ensure that this does not take place. At a time when
people see the unallocated forest resources rapidly disappearing, and feel that they cannot risk losing an opportunity to share in what remains, this kind of system can
put an excessive pressure, in the short run, on the too-early
development of pulp resources.
I think we could all agree that to some extent this is
happening in British Columbia today. I wouldn't be prepared to argue that the extent is a serious one, so serious
for instance that we might find ourselves with large
surplus capacity in 1976, my year of reference. It may well
be though, that this surplus capacity, if indeed it is really
created—if indeed present commitments are fully gone
ahead with—will put a burden on the industry in some of
the intervening years. In effect there is a real cost in
carrying surplus capacity, and costs of this kind as well as
others affect the competitive position of an industry in
world markets.
It is a fact of life that because we are competing with
other sources of supply now and in the future, we must be
very much concerned about our costs of doing business,
and this is very important in the relatively short term
which is our area of concern this morning.
Let's take a look at the minerals field. Here again, all is
boom and explosion in the B.C. economic scene today.
Commitments are made, or promised, for a doubling of our
concentrating capacity for minerals in this provice over
the next three to five years. Behind this growth is again a
world growth in the demand for minerals.
Technology is changing. Today in B.C. we are developing large low grade deposits which a few years ago were
of no commercial interest. This accounts for a significant
part of the activity in B.C. in the minerals field today.
There are other things in the picture here, too. We
know for instance that one of the reasons there is so much
unfilled demand for some minerals, notably copper, is
because of political difficulties in other important supply
sources—in Africa and in Latin America. This kind of
situation gives a temporary spurt to demand which we
can't count on for the long run future. Similarly, we
know that at least some part of the present stimulus to
B.C. mineral exploration and production comes from very
attractive prices. Will these prices always be as attractive?
If they cease to be always as attractive, will our costs of
production be appropriate to the prices which reign in the
longer term?
There is another thing I think we should keep in mind
for perspective in terms of mineral production, and that is,
as I mentioned earlier, the supply map of the world continues to change unexpectedly and greatly, often frustrating
expectations which seem very firmly based at the time
commitments are made. I suspect that this rule will con
tinue to apply in the minerals field and around the
world for some time to come.
Basically perhaps we can say that in this field as in every
world-market-oriented industry, because there is the constant threat of new and changing competition, we must
always ensure that in some fashion we protect our competitive advantage in terms of cost.
Let me look quickly at the energy field, which is a very
important one to British Columbia. I surmise that a decade
from now we will be able to look back and say that
British Columbia was wise indeed to undertake the
development of its major hydro-electric resources at the
time it did, because the competitive position of hydroelectric power may be radically changed a decade or so
from now. As it is, B.C. by certain acts of daring, has
protected its opportunity to develop these major sources of
energy. Not only that, it has sold them in advance to a very
large extent. The risk to the market seems relatively
slight in this area. I think this is perhaps true in the
other sectors of the energy market in which B.C. has a
stake in natural gas and crude oil.
What about the area which every economy in the world
seems to be concerned about having—the area of a secondary industry, of manufacturing? Can B.C. begin to become, within the next decade or so at least, a major
manufacturing economy? This requires above all, markets,
but we live in a world where there are impediments to
world marketing of most manufactured goods. This means
that B.C.'s position for the time being is different in this
area from its position in its major resource assets.
The population of B.C. itself is growing rapidly, more
rapidly certainly than the rest of Canada, but it is still
small and does not itself constitute an adequate market for
the scale of production required for most manufacturers.
Its resource industries themselves provide a market for
certain things. There is much evidence of manufacturing
developing to meet these needs, but the primary limitation on most manufacturing in B.C. in the short term is,
I believe, the political limitation that world markets for
manufactured goods are not free. Whether or not in the
next decade there will be greater opportunity to find a
market south of the forty-ninth parallel, with more freedom than we can today, is an open question. I suspect
that ten years is a relatively short time in this process for
the manufacturing sector as a whole.
Let's look now at two things: people and money. British
Columbia has, like California, a larger increase in its labor
force year by year than the rest of Canada. But more than
numbers of people are involved. There is also the question
of productivity, and there is some reason I believe to conjecture that productivity growth, in the sense of growth of
output per man, in B.C., is not exceeding that in most of
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■^      ... shaping our future
the rest of Canada. I think we can safely say that a great
deal of attention is going to have to be paid to productivity
if we are to be competitive in world markets over the
coming decade, and beyond.
It is possible then that limitations on the growth of the
labor force in B.C. in the next decade, and on the growth
of productivity, may set certain limits on the growth that
we can otherwise foresee in the economy. A propellant of
economic growth can also be, in a different setting, a
Another factor which can be a propellant or a limitation
is the supply of capital. If one looks purely at the short
term one would have to feel that there may be a limitation
here because in Canada today we are facing a shortage of
capital. This shortage may be because we're trying to do
too much at one time, just as the shortage of labor may be,
but it may nevertheless stop us from doing as much as we
would want. We can't borrow as much money and find as
much capital from the United States today as we might
like, because the U.S. has had to put some limitations on
the outflow of its capital.
I am inclined to think that on the whole this shortage
of capital (which I think will be temporary, although that's
arguable) may be a good thing. It may mean that some of
the things we would otherwise tackle will be slowed down
just enough to prevent the kind of overheating which
leaves us, or could leave us, with a heritage of higher costs,
which in turn would be a heritage of less competitiveness in
world markets.
B.C. has tremendous opportunities on which it is now
capitalizing—opportunities of resources, opportunities of
world markets. But none of the outcome is automatic. We
can't achieve it without thinking, without looking for the
hazards and doing what we can to avoid them. I suspect
that the hazards that we can control, the hazards that are
not external, are the most important ones of all. They can
be resolved into a fairly simple formula—B.C.'s opportunities for growth, based on resources and world markets,
depend on always being competitive. □
Challenge Session
Question: Mr. Ritchie made a somewhat guarded comment,
but I think he was implying that in British Columbia our
level of productivity per worker probably does not compare
too favourably with that in other parts of Canada. Some of
the studies that have been made in a variety of industries
have suggested that this is not a valid statement. Now, I
realize that it isn't fair to ask Mr. Ritchie to talk about the
forest industry, or any of the others, but I wondered
whether there is documented data to support the idea that
our productivity in British Columbia, in his own field,
suffers by comparison with his industry in other parts of
Mr. Ritchie: Mr. Chairman, I wonder if I might begin not
by attempting to answer that specific question but by
referring to the broader question. First of all, I wouldn't
want to suggest that productivity in British Columbia is
lower than in the rest of Canada, or than the average for
the rest of Canada. I think evidence of the reverse is true
because the standard of living income inevitably reflects
the productivity of the people in an economy. This means
that British Columbia, with the second highest per capita
income in Canada, on a provincial basis, must have about
the highest average productivity. What I really intended
to suggest was that some people were afraid that the rate
of growth in per capita productivity in British Columbia
over the next few years might not be as great as in some
other parts of Canada; that it might not be as great as we
would like to see it, to take advantage of the opportunities
that are facing the B.C. economy. This is a tentative forecast, but I wouldn't want to argue too strenuously. Mainly
what I want to bring out is that we must be concerned
with it, and that particularly in the whole field of forest
products there may be opportunities for productivity growth
which should not be missed, and which would be vital to
our position a few years hence.
As to productivity in our own industry versus that in
other parts of Canada, there's not a great deal I can say
except this—that since about 1957, in the refining part of
our industry in British Columbia, we have been working out
surplus capacities built in the heyday of the Fifties. That
in itself has something to do with productivity. If you have
a lot of surplus capacity, your productivity, in an overall
sense, is for the time being, handicapped.
Question: Mr. Ritchie drew a comparison between 1955
and 1966 and I feel that many of the things he said about
resources today are in 1955 terms. There is nothing which
indicates to me that he contemplates any change between
1955 and 1976. Do you feel, Mr. Ritchie, when you talk
about shifting sources of supply that our competitive
advantage doesn't change? There doesn't seem to be any
built-in dynamics in your assessment of the resources
Mr. Ritchie: If I didn't bring out a sense of built-in
dynamics this morning I certainly should have. It's very
true—and this is part of my case—that the picture changes
all the time. This is one thing that I wanted to warn
about—that we could never sit back on our laurels, because we would find after awhile that they weren't laurels
any more; that we must always be on the alert to a
change in our competitive position, and that, if nothing
else, changes. But I think other things change very much.
The demand for resources of the kind that B.C. has is very
different in scale today from what it was in 1955. Some of
the demand is very different in location—we can see much
more clearly what our position is today than I think we
could in 1955. The only virtue in looking back is the
cautionary warning that we tend to be blinded by the
present, always. In that sense it is proper to say that it's
the same in 1966 as it was in 1956. But the facts are very
different. There is a great dynamic here, some of which
works in our favour, and some of which could work
against us. □
24 University Government
by Peter Braund, Arts IV
Peter Braund
A few months ago a small book—or large booklet—of
98 pages, entitled "University Government in Canada"
came off the press. This is popularly known as the Duff-
Berdahl Report, named for the two men who composed the
commission set up jointly by the National Conference of
Canadian Universities and Colleges and the Canadian
Association of University Teachers, financed by a grant
from the Ford Foundation to study and analyse university
government in Canada.
Peter Braund, AMS president, gave the Board of Management of the Alumni Association a thoughtful and fairly
exhaustive analysis of the Report. The following are
excerpts only from his address. The Report itself may be
obtained from the University Book Store.
On a cursory analysis of the existing structure, powers
and functions of the Board of Governors, Senate,
President and his administrative groups and the students,
the Duff-Berdahl Report raises several problems.
The Report points out that lay boards are usually put
together by a mixed process of self-perpetuation and
governmental selection and in most cases, including that of
The University of British Columbia, there is no provision
for election of a sizeable minority of the Board membership
by the Alumni organization. Furthermore it is pointed out
as one of the most fundamental problems in university
government today that faculty are often explicitly excluded
from membership on the Board of Governors.
The Duff-Berdahl Report also notes that the composition
of the Board of Governors is too homogeneous, i.e., members are composed mainly of corporation business men
and professional people who have been recruited or appointed with the functions of fund-raising and financial
management as major selection criteria. The problem here
is one of a lack of personal awareness of basic academic
problems within the university community by these persons
with predominantly business backgrounds.
A Senate on most campuses, as pointed out by the Report,
should be fundamentally composed of faculty since this is
the overall governing body of academic curricula and related problems. As the Report notes: ". . . we have formed
the firm opinion that the ineffectiveness of senates is the
major cause of the tension and disharmony that exists
today, not in all but in far too many Canadian universities."
Some senates are unable to fulfill their intended function
as the voice of the faculty because they are too large or too
heavily diluted with non-academic members or because too
few of their members are elected by the faculty as those
whom they wish to represent them.
The office of the President of a university is unique and
demands energies and capabilities that make the office an
intolerable burden on any one human being. For instance,
the President is expected to be the link between the Board
and the Senate; he is looked upon as the harbinger of
academic reform, as the major fund raiser, as the chief
public relations officer, as the principal negotiator for
funds, and as the leader of the political aspect of the university with the faculty and the students. As a result the
President delegates several of these responsibilities to his
'administrative group' and these members tend to become
permanent, full-time administrators because of this heavy
dependence on their services.
In recognizing the problems of the Board of Governors
vis-a-vis size, self-perpetuation, appointment, homogeneity,
and lack of faculty, student and community representation,
the Duff-Berdahl Report recommends the following:
—The Board should consist of no more than twenty to
twenty-five members and meet regularly, i.e., once every
three weeks or once a month. The Board of Governors of
The University of British Columbia obviously falls within
this recommendation.
—There should be more variety than is commonly found
at present among Board members.
—Boards should not be self-perpetuating nor should members hold office for life. This could best be achieved by
giving each of several professional or public bodies—the
legal and medical professions, Chamber of Commerce, organized labour, etc.—the right to nominate a member of
the Board for a fixed period.
The highlight of the Report indicates that the representation of faculty on the key governing Board, committees
and decision-making bodies is essential and fundamental to
alleviating the aforementioned problems. The Report notes
that faculty members on the Board will help the non-
academic members to understand the point of view of
academics. The assumption that academic and fiscal matters
are integrally related will necessitate lines of communication through equally representative joint committees.
The effectiveness and size of the Senate, next to the
proper structuring and function of the Board of Governors,
25 University Government
is the most fundamental problem within the university
government today. The Duff-Berdahl Report recommends
the Senate should be kept to no more than fifty members
and that it be composed of the President, his administrative group, and faculty elected by the faculty for a series
of staggered three-year terms with rotation considered as
normal but re-election not ruled out.
Senate functions must also be revised. The President,
suggests the Report, should use the Senate and its committees as a principal source of advice on academic policies.
With this in mind it recommends that the Senate's powers
should include specifically the power to make recommendations to the Board on any matter of interest to the university on long term academic planning, short term
educational policy, Senate review of departmental and
faculty affairs.  . .
The Report also recommends that the President while he
will still need the group of vice-presidents and deans as
his essential aides for administration, must turn at least as
much, if not more, to his elected Senate members for
consultation on academic affairs.
Secondly, the President should employ 'ad hoc' committees for particular academic problems.
Thirdly, he must take a personal responsibility for seeing
that communications flow smoothly, rapidly and accurately
throughout the university community.
Fourthly, the President should be appointed to a fixed
term, subject to the pleasure of the Board and be eligible
for re-election and/or re-appointment.
The Report criticized the President's small administrative
group for having great power considering their present
method of appointment and duties. "We urge that the
image of a huge, impersonal administrative machine be
altered. This can be done partly by the modes of appointment and partly by the mode of governing after appointment." The Report suggests that all major, university-wide
administrative positions, particularly those of academic
vice-presidents and/or senior deans, should be made by
the Board and President in consultation with the Senate.
As regards student representation on the Board of Gover-
ors, the Duff-Berdahl Report simply assumes and mentions explicitly that students do not have the maturity, the
continuity, to be useful participants on the Board. As it
states, the questions of delicacy and confidentiality which
would come before the Board would negate any useful
student membership in the Board of Governors.
The role of the Alumni Association is only briefly
touched upon by the Report. Certainly The University of
British Columbia Alumni Association can be proud of its
participation in the University government through the
Senate, the Board of Governors, the Student-Alumni programs, and its Alumni Chronicle.
"Finally," says the Duff-Berdahl Report, "we would like
to emphasize an obvious but exceedingly important point.
Alumni participants can be only as good as their state of
knowledge permits. The Alumni bulletin, therefore, should
be published frequently and contain accurate recent information on university developments. Contrasting opinions
should present different sides of important unresolved issues
in educational policy. This journal is a prime factor in
communicating university news to the outside world and
care should be taken to see that this assignment is taken
Summing up, it is far from satisfactory to accept the
participation of faculty and students in university government primarily on the grounds that consultation with these
groups will lessen tension and potential conflict. We find
this approach remarkably negative because it implies that
university administrators must respond by reflex to the
faculty-student challenge or risk an unhappy situation
which could shift the centre of power to another pole in
the  university community.
The true rationale for faculty-student participation was
set out in the Canadian Union of Students' brief to the
Commission. There it states that "the university (is) a
community of scholars and students engaged in the pursuit
of truth and knowledge." Further, "the professors and the
students have a joint responsibility in the management of
the university, as they are the repositories of the faith put
in the university by the society."
This, then, is the university. At the heart lies the vital
relationship of faculty to student, or two individuals seeking
after truth from different planes of knowledge. To exclude
them from a meaningful role in decision-making violates
both the principle that they are the heart of the university
and the fact that without them the university could not
function. It remains to determine the manner in which
each of these groups can contribute with a strong voice to
the affairs of the institution and represent their constituents effectively. □
At Home
on the Campus
Dairyland products are delivered to UBC
every day; UBC-trained bacteriologists
staff the Dairyland laboratory; UBC's
Faculty of Agriculture has worked in
close cooperation with Dairyland for
many years.
Dairyland is proud of this long and
happy association with the University of
British Columbia.
A Division of the Fraser Valley
Milk Producers' Association.
26 Alumni Association News
Association Offices to move soon
Cecil Green Park—the former McKeen residence
Cecil green park—what and where is
it? The answer to the 'what' is that it
is the new home of the Alumni Association office and the former residence
of Senator S. S. McKeen. It was known
until recently as 'Yorkeen.'
The 'where' is that it is just west of
Graham House, on N.W. Marine
Readers of the Chronicle will
remember that the University purchased 'Yorkeen' last year when it became
available. Now an alumnus and honorary degree holder from this University,
Dr. Cecil H. Green, and Mrs. Green
have donated the University's investment in the property, which amounted
to some $135,000, plus a further $65,-
000 for furnishings. In their honour the
property has been renamed Cecil Green
The main floor of the house has been
set aside for seminars, conferences and
meetings of the general public as well
as alumni. The basement has been
taken over by the Faculty Wives Association for club and special activities
rooms. This year their association has
adopted the student wives, so that this
group also has a home.
Mr. A. T. Adams has his 3 Universities Capital Fund and University Resources Committee offices on the second floor.
Alumni Annual  Giving  is  also  al
ready installed in 'Green Park' and it
is expected the Association office will be
able to move there shortly.
Students meet
with Alumni
Professional engineers in practice
are doing something about the
student's problem in choosing a branch
of engineering to study or a specific
field of work when they graduate.
With today's mushrooming growth
in engineering knowledge the tendency
is for university educators to concentrate more and more on basic
mathematics and sciences, and the old
arrangement whereby practising engineers used to participate in the
undergraduate teaching process is
largely disappearing.
To open up a channel of communication between professional engineers
and students and provide a type of
informal counselling service some
twenty professional engineers in practice, representing a wide range of
specialities, met with about 200 engineering students at UBC one day
last October. After a brief general
meeting students and visitors moved
to smaller groups, each to discuss a
different branch of engineering.
The students' enthusiasm, and the
extended discussion periods indicated
that the experimental get-together met
a growing need.
The event was sponsored by the
Vancouver Branch of the Engineering
Institute of Canada.
Dr. Joseph Marin
dies in Monterey
It was just over a year ago, in the
Autumn Issue of the Chronicle that we
carried a report of an unusual honour
that had been paid Dr. Joseph I.
Marin on his sixtieth birthday by former students. Now we must record his
death which took place last August 21
in Monterey, California.
Dr. Marin graduated from UBC in
1928 with a Bachelor of Applied Science
Degree. In 1930 he received an MS
from the University of Illinois and in
1935 a PhD from the University of
Michigan. Years later he returned to
UBC to study for a B.A. which he
received in 1958.
In 1965 Dr. Marin retired with
emeritus rank from Pennsylvania State
University where he had taught for
twenty-three years. During those years
a number of new courses in mechanics
and materials, particularly in the field
of materials engineering, were developed by him.
He received many honours in the
course of his career, the most recent
the "Joseph Marin Commemorative
Volume" of technical articles which his
former students had brought out for
his sixtieth birthday.
Dr. Marin is survived by his wife.
Forestry Grads
get together
Some eighty-four ubc forestry grads
from the classes of '28 to '65 and their
wives attended an alumni breakfast
held during the annual meeting of the
Canadian Institute of Forestry, October
2-6, at Banff.
Dean J. A. F. Gardner gave a short
talk. It was the first opportunity for
many of the grads to meet the Dean.
27 AAG Head
Ian Malcolm
With the first of the year Mr. Ian
Malcolm joins the Alumni Association
office in the capacity of Director of
Alumni Annual Giving. Mr. Malcolm
succeeds Mr. Gordon Thorn who resigned to become vice-principal, evening classes, at the British Columbia
Institute of Technology.
'Scotty,' as many alumni will soon
come to know him, was for the last
eleven years on the professional staff
of the United Community Fund of
Metropolitan Toronto, for the last two
years as its Campaign Director. This
fund is the largest in Canada and the
eighth largest in North America.
These ran
for Legislature
The following British Columbia
Alumni ran for office in the recent
provincial election or in the Cariboo
by-election. The names of those who
are now representing us in the legislature are shown in bold face.
Burnaby-Edmonds: Gordon H.
Dowding, LLB'51.
Burnaby - Willingdon: James M.
Clark, BA'51, BEd'56.
Cariboo Byelection: Robert W. Bonner, BA'42, LLB'48; Gerald A. Goeu-
jon, LLB'60; Herbert L. Skipp, BA'50,
Comox: Daniel R. Campbell, BA'52;
Joseph J. Cvetkovich, BCom'56, LLB
Delta: Philip R. Govan, LLB'59.
Fort George: Henry Allan Hope,
LLB'61: Ray G. Williston, BA'40.
Kamloops: Nick H.  Kalyk, BSA'59.
Kootenay: Harry C. McKay, LLB'51.
MacKenzie: Anthony J. Gargrave,
Nanaimo: David D. Stupich, BSA
North Vancouver-Capilano: Raymond J. Perrault, BA'47; Kenwood
Pugsley, BEd'66; Martin S. Toren, BA
'56, BEd'59.
Oak Bay: Alan B. Macfarlane, LLB
Revelstoke-Slocan: George R. La-
forme, BSc'64.
Rossland-Trail: Donald L. Brothers,
Saanich and The Islands: James M.
Campbell, BSA'42.
Shuswap: Donald S. McTavish, BA
Skeena: William Ivor Donald, LLB
South Okanagan: William A. C.
Bennett, LLD'58.
Vancouver-Burrard: A. Thomas Alsbury, BA'34, BEd'47; Thomas R. Berger, BA'55, LLB'56; Robert J. Brennan,
LLB'54; Raymond Parkinson, BA'50,
Vancouver-Centre: William D.
Black, BA'63, LLB'66; Herb P. Capozzi,
BA'47, BCom'48.
Vancouver-East: John J. Fedyk, BA
'49, LLB'53; Alexander B. Macdonald,
Vancouver-Little Mountain: Leslie
R. Peterson, LLB'49.
Vancouver-Point Grey: Robert W.
Bonner, BA'42, LLB'48; Garde B. Gar-
dom, BA'49, LLB'49; Eduard M. La-
valle, BCom'65, LLB'66; Patrick L.
McGeer, BA'48, MD'58.
Vancouver-South: J. Ronald Grant,
LLB'49; Joseph H. Warnock, BA'55.
Victoria: Waldo M. Skillings, BCom
West Vancouver-Howe Sound: L.
Allan Williams, LLB'50.
UVic elects
UBC Alumnus
A   MAN   WHO   IN    1962   WAS   made   an
honorary life member of the UBC
Alumni Association in recognition of
his chairmanship of the Victoria College Development Fund Drive has now
been elected, by acclamation, Chancellor of Victoria University. He is
Richard B. Wilson, mayor of Victoria
from  1962 to  1965.
Mr. Wilson has been active in
public service for many years—as
councillor for the Municipality of Oak
Bay as president of Greater Victoria's
community chest, as chairman of the
University Building Fund for Victoria
College and chairman of the University Development Board, and most
recently as a member of the Board of
Governors of the University of
International House welcomed foreign students at a tea in September.
Some distinguished guests, from I. to r., were (seated) Chancellor
Buchanan, Lieutenant-Governor Pearkes, President Macdonald, Mrs.
Pearkes. Not shown are Mrs. Buchanan and Mrs. Macdonald.
28 Newly-elected Alumni Members of Senate
David A. Freeman
Vernerd J. Housez
Ernest D. Sutcliffe
Under the universities act the Alumni Association has the privilege of
nominating three members to Senate.
In the past many of these nominees
have in turn been elected by Senate to
the Board of Governors. One such
Board member, the Hon. Mr. Justice
Nathan T. Nemetz, is now on the
Board as a nominee of the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council, and has also
served as the Board's chairman.
This year's nominations by the Board
of Management of the Alumni Association are: Mr. David A. Freeman, Mr.
Vernerd J. Housez, and Mr. Ernest D.
Mr. Verne Housez, Divisional Sales
Manager — Pacific Division — The T.
Eaton Co., has been active in recent
years in Alumni Association affairs. He
was the 1964 Homecoming Chairman,
chairman of the Alumni Annual Giving division of the 3 Universities Capital Fund Campaign, and a member of
the executive committee of the Alumni
Board of Management. He is also a
member of the Advisory Board of the
B. C. Institute of Technology and a
director of the University Club of
Mr. Housez has three children.
Mr. Freeman, barrister and solicitor,
is a member of the firm of Freeman,
Freeman, Silvers & Koffman. He is a
member of three professional associations, director of the Canadian Council
of Christians and Jews and of the
Vancouver Theatre Centre, and Honorary Secretary of the University Club
of Vancouver.
Mrs. Freeman is the former Beulah
M. James, BA'34. They have two sons.
Mr. Sutcliffe is general manager,
B.C. Operations, Dominion Construction Company Limited. He is a member of the Board of Trade, director of
the Holy Family Hospital, and member of two professional associations.
He is the father of three girls and a
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29 News of the University
Dean Eagles
Dean Blythe Eagles
Great Trekker '66
The recipient of the Great Trekker
Award for 1966 is Dean Blythe Eagles,
a member of the Class of 1922 and a
long-time member of UBC's Faculty
of Agriculture.
"This ceremony," said Dean Eagles
in accepting the award, "honors the
five classes '22 to '26."
More than 1,100 of the University's
1,190 students, he reminded his audience, actually took part in the Trek.
He himself was not among them as by
then he had become a graduate student
at the University of Toronto, but he
had shared in all the preliminaries.
These included helping throughout
the summer of 1922 with the collecting of signatures on the petition which
subsequent to the Trek was presented
to the Cabinet.
"No university that I know of,"
Dean Eagles said, "owes as much to
its student body as does The University of British Columbia."
In conclusion he quoted the words
of Lord Tweedsmuir, former Governor-
General of Canada: "We can pay our
debt to the past by putting the future
in debt to ourselves."
History of Extension
now available
For the thousands of British Columbians who have at one time or
another used the services of the Department of University Extension
there's a little history recently off the
press which will interest them. This
is A History of Fifty Years of Extension
Service by the University of British
Columbia, 1915-65, published by the
Canadian Association for Adult Education and written by Gordon R.
Selman, BA '49, MA '63.
The University had scarcely got its
regular classes organized before it
embarked on fulfilling its responsibility, as set forth by President Wesbrook, to meet "all the needs of all the
people." This was expreesed first by
giving vocational courses for veterans
of WW I, commencing in 1917.
Mr.   Selman   carries   the   extension
story through from that point to the
present with the Department of Extension's varied credit and non-credit,
on campus and off campus, offerings.
The 60-page pamphlet can be obtained from the Canadian Association
for Adult Education, 21-23 Sultan St.,
Toronto 5, Ontario, for $2.00.
Squash Club
Among the attractions of Cecil
Green Park is a squash court, and a
club is now being organized to make
use of this facility. Membership is open
to faculty, staff, students, alumni—in
fact, all friends of the University. It is
expected that the court will be in
readiness by the beginning of the year.
It will be open for play on a full seven-
day week basis.
Dues have been set at $10.
Interested squash players may get
further information by 'phoning Mr.
Tom English of the Law Faculty at
228-2539, or Mr. Alfred Adams, University Resources Committee, at 224-
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53,
Director, Alumni Association.
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could meet with graduates informally and individually to
discuss their particular type of occupational interest.
Students will now be able to come into the Alumni
office and request this service from the Association, and
they will then be placed in quick contact with a graduate
in the specific field of inquiry.
~\ Tost of what you read in the Chronicle is reporting
-L» A on past activities and accomplishments of the Alumni
Association. In this issue let's take a look at what took
place during the last Board of Management meeting in
November, as major program plans which would involve
all alumni during the coming year were outlined then.
If you would like to have more of this kind of reporting
in each issue—drop me a line at the Alumni office and
let me know.
Alumni have a new home
Through the generosity of Dr. Cecil Green, DSc'64, the
former residence of the late Senator S. S. McKeen (known
as 'Yorkeen') is presently being renovated to become the
new 'Town and Gown' centre for students, faculty, alumni
and the business community in Greater Vancouver. The
offices of the University Resources Committee, the 3 Universities Capital Fund, the Alumni Association, and the
Alumni Annual Giving will all be centralized on the
second and third floors, and something of this is described
elsewhere in this issue.
The Alumni Executive is now working out a total plan
to merge and reorganize the AAG and Alumni offices for
greater economy and efficiency.
Student recruitment to UBC
The month of May 1967 will see teams of faculty and
students visiting British Columbia high schools to talk to
students who are particularly interested in pursuing post-
secondary studies at UBC.
Mr, Russell Brink, the chairman of the committee for
this program, and his committee members will be working
out the logistics for a broad-based program which will be
provided as a service to high school students in British
Alumni orientation project
This unwieldy title is used to describe a new service now
available for undergraduate students on the UBC campus
who wish to talk to alumni in specific professional and
occupational fields. For some time students have voiced the
need for some type of service on campus whereby they
Resignation of Dr. Macdonald
Announcement was made of the resignation of UBC's
president and of the establishment of an ad hoc committee
to determine the criteria for the selection of a new president
and to suggest candidates. This committee will work informally with the Board of Governors when called upon to
do so.
Meeting with MLA's
Mr. Douglas Sutcliffe is the chairman of the committee
established this year to bring together newly elected MLA's
to discuss the problems of higher education in British
Columbia. It is also the hope of the committee to inform
the 30,000 UBC alumni of the need for continued and improved assistance to higher education in the province
through the means of some type of formula financing and
a University Grants Commission.
University Government
Mr. Sholto Hebenton is the newly appointed chairman
of the special committee which has been struck to look
into all aspects of university government. Since there are
already several comprehensive reports on this subject the
group will not duplicate efforts of these committees. It is
visualized that the University Government Committee will
entertain briefs and hearings from faculty, students, and
administration groups and individuals who are vitally concerned in the broad aspects of university government.
Student-Alumni action
The Student-Alumni Committee has plans laid well in
advance for another successful student-alumni banquet to
be held on March 14, 1967 in Brock Hall. The speaker will
be Dr. J. B. Macdonald. At this time the Alumni Award of
Student Merit will again be presented to an outstanding
student on campus.
Much student time and concern has been focused on the
matter of equalization grants for out-of-town students
attending UBC. The Student-Alumni Committee has supported  the   principle  of  a  'distance   differential'   for  the
Norman MacKenzie Alumni Regional Scholarships.
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If you are still with me, don't forget to let me know if
you'd like more of the same in March!
31 Close up!
This "what-is-it?" picture shows logs on the conveyor belt at a Vancouver plywood factory as the B. C. TEL closed circuit television
camera sees them .Watching a conveyor belt is an extremely tedious job.
Closed circuit TV takes over this essential but dreary chore enabling the
man it replaces to move on to more productive and worthwhile work.
Second by second, hour after
hour, the camera scrutinizes the
flow of logs into the plant—checking
for size and correct positioning on
the belt.
Watching the picture on a monitor inside the plant, this worker can
slow down or temporarily halt the
conveyor belt if any serious irregularities develop in the flow.
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or personal letter. Your classmates are interested and so are we.
Dr. H. V. Warren
Harry V. Warren, BA, BASc'27, (BSc
'28, PhD'29, Oxford), professor of geology at UBC, has been invited to present
a paper at the National Conference on
Pollution and Our Environment, sponsored by the Canadian Council of Resources Ministers.
Henry C. Gunning, BASc, (SM'26,
PhD'29, MIT), former dean of Applied
Science and head of the geology department at UBC, has been awarded the
Logan Medal of the Geological Association of Canada for his contribution to
the earth sciences.
C. B. Bishoo
Charles B. Bishop, BASc, has been
elected a vice-president of Container
Corporation of America. He joined the
company in 1937 and served as sales
manager and general manager of the
Rock Island plant. In 1953 he was appointed general manager of the Los
Angeles shipping plant. He has been
general manager of the west coast
division since 1963.
James B. MacLean, BA, (MA'35, PhD
'51, U. of Wash.), associate professor of
modern languages at the University of
Victoria, has been elected chairman of
the national committee surveying methods of teaching German in high schools
across Canada. The committee, which
includes representatives from each province, plans to make recommendations to
provincial departments of education on
methods of standardizing levels of Ger
man instruction from one province to
Charles B. Dunham, BASc, MA'63.
has retired from Columbia Cellulose Co.
Ltd. He joined the company in 1953 as
director of forest operations and became
vice-president, woods operation in 1953,
and later vice-president forestry. Mr.
Dunham is a past chairman of the Vancouver section of the Canadian Institute
of Forestry, a past president of the
Association of B.C. Registered Foresters
and of the B.C. Loggers' Association.
W. Tom Brown, BA, MA'39 (Oxford),
has been elected president of the Investment Dealers' Association of Canada. Mr. Brown is president of Odium
Brown & T. B. Read Ltd., a member of
the LIBC Senate, and president, Canadian Association of Rhodes Scholars.
Mark Collins, BA, BCom, has been
elected to the Board of Directors of the
Bank of Western Canada. He is president of Smith Lithograph Co. Limited of
Vancouver, a past president of the
Alumni Association, and a former member of the UBC Senate.
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Our alumni have garnered so many important scholarships in recent months
that we have gathered together in this
section all winners' names that have
come our way. Perhaps you will find a
classmate among them.
Canadian Federation of University
Women Fellowship Awards went to the
Catherine A. Cameron (nee Cahoon),
BA'60, MA'64, Senior Traveling Fellowship of $2,500.
R. Jean Haddon, BA'61, MA'65, Mar-
gartt McWilliams Fellowship of $2,000.
Canadian Nurses' Foundation Awards
went to:
Norma M. Dick, BA'51, BSN'53, scholarship of $3,000 toward a Master's degree in Nursing at McGill.
Dorothy J. Kergin, BSN'52, fellowship
of $4,500 toward a PhD. degree at the
University of Michigan.
Central Mortgage and Housing Corp.
Fellowships were awarded to:
Michael   J.    Audain,    BA'62,    BSW'63,
MSW'65, $5,500.
Peter M. Foggin, BA'63, $3,000
Anthony J. Watty, BArch'66, $3,500.
Other Fellowships and Scholarships
came to:
Gordon S. Galbraith, BA'64, MA'66, a
three-year fellowship from Yale University of $4,000 a year.
Kenneth Gordon Green, BSF'61, The
Pillsbury Company Fellowship for study
at the Harvard University Graduate
School of Business Administration.
Bruce H. Johnstone, BA'64, Rotary
Foundation Fellowship for study abroad.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduate Fellowship of $4,700 went to:
Daniel J. Kennedy, BSc'66, a $4,700
graduate fellowship in the field of
nuclear engineering, awarded by the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Frederick J. Lowenberger, BSF'65, Geigy
Chemical Company Assistanceship of
John S. North, BA'61, MA'65, Canada
Council Award of $3,000.
Maureen R. Sager (nee Connor), BA'61
World University Service Scholarship for
one year's study at Moscow University.
Ronald B. Walkey, BArch'62, American
Institute of Architects Scholsrship of
Herbert Henry Webber, BSc'63, NATO
Science Fellowship of $5,500.
Ronald J. Zwarich, BSc'63, Standard Oil
of B.C. Fellowship of $1,500.
A. Ralph Hakstian, BA'63, a three-year
graduate fellowship of $7,800 to study
at the University of Colorado Educational Research Program under the
auspices of a grant from the U.S.
Department of Health, Education and
Centennial Award
The Royal Bank of Canada feels
that outstanding achievements by
Canadians in the past hundred
years have not always been sufficiently rewarded. With this in mind
it has established the Royal Bank
Centennial Award as part of its
contribution toward the celebration
of the Centennial of Canadian
$50,000 awards
Each year $50,000 will be awarded,
if warranted in the opinion of an
independent Selection Committee.
The awards will continue over a five
year period starting in 1967. In this
way the bank feels that suitable
recognition will be given for outstanding achievements that "contribute to the common good and
human welfare of Canada and the
world society".
Eligibility and Range of Activity
Candidates must be Canadian
Citizens, persons domiciled in
Canada, or a team of such
The range of activity is extremely
broad and includes: the natural and
social sciences, the arts, humanities
and the business and industrial
Prospective winners must be proposed and recommended by two
or more persons. Evidence of an
outstanding achievement must be
submitted in writing to the Selection
Committee by February 28th of
each year.
If an award is not made one year,
or if it is declined, two awards of
$50,000 may be made the following
Not eligible: institutions or corporations; persons elected by popular
vote to the Federal, Provincial or
Municipal governments; and
officers or directors of a chartered
Selection Committee
Six distinguished Canadians—
G. Maxwell Bell, Calgary; The Hon.
J. V. Clyne, Vancouver; Dr. Roger
Gaudry, Montreal; The Rt. Hon.
J. L. Ilsley, Halifax; Dr. O. M.
Solandt, Toronto; Dr. A. W.
Trueman (Chairman), London, Ont.
—are acting as a Selection Committee. They are a completely
independent body with full powers
of decision in selecting award
Nominations should be addressed to:
The Secretary,
Selection Committee,
Royal Bank Centennial Award,
P.O. Box 1102,
Montreal 3, Quebec.
34 Mark Collins,
Philip L. Northcott, BASc, MASc'54,
has been appointed associate director of
Forest Products Laboratory in Vancouver. Prior to this, he was head of the
plywood and wood anatomy section
where he guided research. Mr. Northcott has authored numerous research
papers contributing fundamental knowledge concerning the properties of wood
which have lead to improvements in
manufacturing processes.
Robert Warren, BA, EdM'45 (Harvard), superintendent of the Calgary
public school system has been awarded
the honorary degree of doctor of laws
by the University of Calgary.
Harold  R.  McArthur,  BASc,   MA'46
(U. of Wash.), has been appointed chief
of   the   electrical-electronics   technology
program   at   West   Kootenay   Regional
College. He is affiliated with the Engineering Institute of Canada, the New
York Academy of Sciences, the American Society for Engineering Education
and the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta. Mr. McArthur was
formerly associate professor of applied
mechanics at the University of Alberta.
Robinson M. Porter, BASc, manager,
Kimberley Operations, Cominco Ltd.,
has been appointed District Councillor
of the Canadian Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy. He has been a member of
the Institute since  1935.
Philip J. Farmer, BASc, has been appointed executive director of the Canadian Highway Safety Council in Ottawa.
Prior to this, Mr. Farmer spent seven
months as assistant executive director,
in preparation for his new post.
George W. Govier, BASc, MSc'34 (U.
Alberta), ScD'48 (U. Mich.), lecturer at
the University of Calgary and author of
many technical papers, has been named
president of the Canadian Institute of
Mining and Metallurgy.
Edward W. Scott, BA, has been appointed to the Board of Governors at
Notre Dame University of Nelson. Earlier this year Right Reverend Scott was
elected Anglican Bishop for the Diocese
of Kootenay.
Donald H. R. Blake, BASc, has been
appointed manager, Harmac Division,
MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. He joined the
company in 1947 and since that time has
held various positions, the most recent
as assistant manager in Alberni.
Frank   R.   Bunnell,   BASc,   who   has
been chief engineer of the Greater Vancouver Water District and Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage Districts
since 1963, was appointed commissioner
of the two districts. His appointment
climaxes twenty-one years with the two
districts. He succeeds Kenneth E. Patrick, BASc'45, who resigned to join a
firm of consulting engineers.
David A. Griffiths, BA, MA'48, PhD
'55 (Sorbonne), associate professor of
French at the University of Victoria has
been named laureate of the Institut de
France and awarded the French Academy's Prix Bordin for his book on 19th
century French writer Jean Reynaud. He
was a former professor at UBC and has
written several articles on various aspects
of French literature.
Charles O. Richmond, BA, was inducted minister of Oak Avenue United
Church in North Surrey. Mr. Richmond
recently returned from a year's study
and travel in New Zealand.
Kenneth   O.   Macgowan,   BCom,   has
been   appointed   managing   director   of
William M. Mercer Limited. He joined
the   company   in    1946   soon   after   its
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35 formation and has worked in Montreal,
Toronto and Vancouver. He was appointed a director in 1950 and vice-
president in 1955.
Lawrence E. Wight, BASc, former
Vancouver Island operations manager
for B.C. Hydro, has been appointed program evaluation officer of the Federal
Department of Public Works in Ottawa.
He has been with the commission since
Arthur D. Belyea, BCom, has been
appointed president of Canadian Commercial Corp. and director of International Programs for the Federal Department of Defence Production. Mr. Belyea
will have the responsibility for heading
a team of defence production attaches
based in Washington, London, Paris,
Bonn, NATO headquarters and at the
main U.S. industrial centres. He joined
the department in 1951, became assistant
director of the Aircraft Branch in 1957
and director in 1964.
Johann Phillipson, BA. BEd'50, Coordinator of Special Services of the
Department of Education, has been appointed assistant superintendent of Education Administration. He was appointed
to the education department in 1958
after serving as a principal in secondary
schools at Lytton, Williams Lake and
Campbell River. Mr. Phillipson is a past
president of the B.C. Teachers' Federation.
William L. Ross, BA, MA'50, PhD'53,
has been appointed head of the Broadband Systems Studies Department at
Bell Telephone Laboratories in New
Jersey. In his new post Dr. Ross is
responsible for systems studies of new
high capacity terrestrial transmission systems. Since joining the laboratories in
1955, he has been engaged in studies of
negative impediance loading, system studies, and planning for the digital transmission system.
David G. Frood, BA, MA'51, PhD
(U. of Liverpool), has joined the Lake-
head University faculty of science as a
full professor of physics. Dr. Frood is
regarded as an outstanding authority in
the field of solid-state, dielectric and
theoretical physics and has published
many reports in Canada and England.
Michael Waldichuk, BA, MA'50, PhD
'55 (U. of Wash.), has been named head
of the Fisheries Research Board of
Canada Biological Station's Pacific
Oceanographic Group. Dr. Waldichuk
joined the Fisheries Research Board  in
1952, serving on the staff of the Pacific
Oceanographic Group. He was later appointed scientist-in-charge of water pollution studies at Nanaimo, gaining international recognition in this field.
Lawrence L. Wilson, BA, MHA
(Minn.) has accepted the post of hospital
consultant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell
& Company in Toronto. Prior to this, he
was assistant director of Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton.
Ian C. Carne, BSA, district agriculturist with the B.C. Department of
Agriculture in Abbotsford, has been
elected director of the National Agricultural Institute of Canada Council for
B.C. Mr. Carne is a member of the
Canadian Society for Horticultural Science and the Canadian Society of Rural
Extension. He has been with the Agriculture Department since graduating
from UBC.
James D. Clark, BSF, has been appointed woodlands manager for the
Prince Albert Pulp Company Ltd. He is
in charge of all woods operations for the
company carrying out a number of
studies relating to improvement in forest
Frank A. Collin, BSF, has been appointed administrative assistant to the
general manager of sawmills, Northwood
Pulp Ltd. in Prince George. He has been
the sales manager at Youbou sawmill
operations of B.C. Forest Products Ltd.
since 1950.
Dr. Stanley J. Heywood, BA'49, BEd
'49, AM, PhD(U. of Chicago) was inaugurated as President of Eastern Montana
College at Billings, Montana on May 15.
Dr. Heywood had previously been Dean
of the College of Education at Idaho
State College. Representing The University of British Columbia at the ceremonies was Mrs. Glennys Christie, BA
'54. Prof. Theodore Boggs, LLD'36, professor emeritus of economics at UBC
attended as the representative of Acadia
University, where he obtained his BA.
John A. McKinnon, BPE, BEd'58, has
become principal of McNicoll Park
School, Penticton. A former mathematics
teacher, Mr. McKinnon has taught in
Langley, Chilliwack and Vernon. He has
also held principalships in Hazelton and
Robert E. McLaren, BA, chief of the
Resource Development Branch, Department of Fisheries of Canada, has been
named  assistant  director  of  the  Pacific
Region. He will be responsible for developing and co-ordinating regional programs. He joined the department in 1950
and was promoted to chief biologist in
A. F. Pierce,
BA '49
Alan F. Pierce, BA, has been appointed senior vice-president of William
M. Mercer Ltd. He joined the company
in 1949 and from 1950 to 1955 was
head of the Calgary office. He became a
director in 1952 and a vice-president in
W. Winston Mair, BA, MA'52, chief
of Canada's National Parks Service, has
been appointed deputy minister of Mines
and Natural Resources for Manitoba.
In 1952 he was appointed chief of the
Canadian Wildlife Service at Ottawa and
three years ago was named national
parks chief.
Frank R. Mehling, BASc, has been
appointed chief structural engineer of
Cimco Engineering Ltd. He is also a
member of the B.C. Professional Engineers.
David M. Story, BASc, has been ap-
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36 pointed chief engineer, Industrial Division of Rayonier Canada (B.C.) Ltd. He
joined the company in 1951. Previously
he was resident engineer of the plant at
Woodfibre and later administrative engineer in the Vancouver head office.
Charles H. A. Thompson, BASc, has
been promoted to the rank of air commodore and appointed chief of staff at
First Air Division, Metz, France. He has
been director of maintenance management at Canadian Forces headquarters
since 1964.
F. H. (Tim) Tyler, BCom (Alta.),
BSW, has been appointed director of the
School of Social Work at the University
of Calgary. He will be involved largely
with the planning of the school's academic program and recruitment of staff.
It is expected that classes will begin in
David L. Venutti, BASc, has been
appointed manager of Ontario Hydro's
Lancaster Area. He joined the hydro
company in 1949 and after serving in
various capacities was appointed in 1959
a regional maintenance supervisor at
Ottawa. In 1963, he became a regional
lines supervisor at Belleville.
Terrence R. Watt, BCom, has been
appointed director of the prairie region
of the recently created federal Manpower
and  Immigration   Department.
Norman  H.  Booth,  BASc,  has  been
appointed    chief    project    engineer    for
Cominco. He joined the company in
1950 and after serving with the design
and engineering development departments, he was assigned to administration
in 1959. In 1963 he was appointed assistant to the chief design engineer. Mr.
Booth is a member of the Professional
Engineers of B.C., the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers and is chairman
of the Kootenay branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada.
Robert J. Edgar, BA, MSA'52, has
been appointed special assistant to the
director of the Canada Department of
Agriculture's plants products division.
He joined the federal service in Ottawa
as a junior administrative officer in 1952.
John L. Haar, BA, director of the
residential adult training centre for continuing education at Elliot Lake, has become first president of Scarboro Community College. He is a former assistant
director of extension at UBC.
Alfred D. (Don) Hoskins, BA, BASc
'51, MASc'56, technical manager at
Shellburn Refinery, has been appointed
refinery superintendent at that plant. Mr.
Hoskins joined Shell at the Montreal Refinery in 1953. He was named senior
technologist at the Toronto head office
in 1960.
Lloyd B. Leeming, LLB, vice-president
and secretary, John Labatt Limited, Ontario, is now vice-president, administration and organization with responsibility
for corporate public relations, legal relations and  industrial relations,  in addi
tion to his present secretarial duties. He
joined the company in 1953 after practising law in Duncan for three years.
William D. Morlock, BCom, was recently appointed comptroller of the Canadian Forces Base in Montreal. Previously Major Morlock was area paymaster of the Western Quebec area.
Nolan G. Ferret, BA, MSc'62, has
been appointed to the senior Agriculture
Rehabilitation Development Administration position of wildlife land use coordinator. He joined the Canadian Wildlife Service as a biologist in 1954 and
since 1962 has been supervisor of conservation and development, Eastern Region.
Peter D. Seaton, LLB, has become the
youngest judge to be appointed to the
B.C. Supreme Court since the province's
first judge in 1858. He has had a general
legal practice since graduating from
James D. Beaton, BSA, MSA'53, PhD
(Utah), head of Cominco's soil science
research since 1964, has been appointed
their senior agronomist. Dr. Beaton has
been a special lecturer and instructor at
UBC and has written many papers in
the field of soil science.
H. Raymond Herron, BASc, has been
named president of Lenkurt of Canada,
Ltd. He joined the company in 1952 as
production and quality control engineer
and became manager of the quality control division in 1956. The following year
At Home
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UBC-trained bacteriologists staff the
Dairyland laboratory; UBC's Faculty of
Agriculture has worked in close cooperation with Dairyland for many years.
Dairyland is proud of this long and
happy association with the University of
British Columbia.
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37 he was named manager of the sales
engineering division and in 1959 was
appointed marketing  manager.
Urban Nelson, BA, resumed duties as
Vancouver city health educator last September. He left the position eight years
ago to join the World Health Organization as an adviser in Burma.
D. A. Denholm,
BSP '51
Douglas A. Denholm, BSP, registrar
of the B.C. Pharmaceutical Association,
has been elected president of the Canadian  Pharmaceutical Association.
Thomas A. Mclver, BASc, has been
appointed technical superintendent of
Shell's Sarnia Refinery. He was formerly
technical manager at St. Boniface, Manitoba, a position he assumed in 1961.
Raghbir  S.  Basi,  BA,   BSW'53,   PhD
(Cornell), director of Kent State University's graduate program in international business and economic studies will
begin   a  two-year  leave  of  absence   in
January to take up the post of senior
economic development adviser to the
government of Saudi Arabia under the
auspices of the Ford Foundation.
Douglas L. MacKay, BASc, has been
named chief engineer of the Greater
Vancouver Water and Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage districts. He
joined the engineering staff in  1952.
John E. (Jack) Pearson, BCom, has
been appointed office manager for Associated Engineering Services Ltd. He recently retired from the Royal Canadian
Gordon R. Harrison, BASc, has been
appointed operations manager for Mobil
Oil Canada Ltd. in Calgary. He joined
the company in 1957 and supervised
production and engineering activities in
field and district offices in Alberta and
Saskatchewan before moving to the head
Alexander J. Longmore, BA, BEd'56,
recently district superintendent of the
Vanderhoof and Burns Lake school districts, is now assistant district superintendent of the Greater Victoria school area.
Stephen F. Kun, BSF, MF'58, superintendent of Prince Albert National Park,
has been appointed assistant chief of
operations, National Parks Service in
Ward E. Stevens, PhD, regional director of the Canadian Wild Life Service of
western Canada is proceeding to Malay
sia on loan to the government of that
country under the auspices of the Commonwealth Aid Program. His duties will
involve working with the game department and assisting a Canadian group
presently undertaking classification and
land use studies.
Douglas F. Williamson, BASc, has
been named manager, nylon sales yarns,
Textile Fibre Department, Du Pont of
Canada Limited in Montreal.
Thomas M. Harris, BASc, has become
a research engineer in the aeronautical
studies branch of Cornell University. He
won an Athlone Fellowship while at
UBC and was also captain of UBC's
1955 championship rowing team.
J. E. Henri Legare, MA, has been
appointed chief of fish management, Department of Natural Resources in Fredericton. His job will involve planning,
directing and supervising the greatly
expanded fish management program.
Keith J. Middleton, BCom, has been
appointed superintendent, production
controls of Du Pont of Canada. He
joined the company on graduation from
UBC and since 1963 has been plant
accountant of the films department.
John W. Sandys-Wunsch, BA, MA'61,
PhD'61 (Oxford), has left his position
as assistant minister at St. John's Anglican Church, Victoria, to teach Old
Testament and Church history at
Queen's Theological College in St. John's
Nfld. Dr. Sandys-Wunsch was a Rhodes
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38 Robert W. Maier,
Robert W. Maier, BA, has received the
appointment of vice-president of Honig-
Cooper & Harrington Advertising, and
has been promoted to a newly created
position: assistant to the chairman and
president. For the past three years he
has served as a senior account executive.
William B. Naylor, BA, vice-principal
of Esquimalt Junior Secondary School,
has been named assistant director of
curriculum for the B.C. Education Department.
John L. Northey, BA, MA'63, has
resigned as the first planning officer and
secretary-treasurer of the regional district of the Okanagan and Similkameen
to accept a position with the Capital
City Planning District of Victoria.
Arlene E. Aish, BSN, MN'62 (U. of
Wash.), has accepted an appointment as
assistant professor, School of Nursing at
the University of New Brunswick. For
the past four years she has been a lecturer at the University of Toronto.
William A. Best, BASc, has been appointed acting manager of the B.C.
Hydro's Fraser Valley region. He joined
the commission in 1958 and has been
manager of the Prince George district
for the past five years.
Jeremy J. Brown, BA, has been appointed editor of the new monthly,
Toronto Life Magazine. He began his
career with the Vancouver Sun. Most
recently, Mr. Brown was entertainment
editor of the Toronto Telegram and developed the Showcase and TV Weekly
Bruce G. Eagle, BCom, is now B.C.
and Alberta sales representative for
Cambridge Clothes. He has been a group
buyer for men's clothing in the Woodwards department stores.
T. David Groves, BSA, MSA'60, has
been appointed the first faculty member
to specialize in biochemistry at the University of Victoria. Dr. Groves has been
assistant professor of the animal science
department at the University of Alberta.
Neil W. MacDonald, BA, MA'60, has
been appointed assistant professor of
psychology at Laurentian University. He
has taught at the University of Oregon,
the University of Minnesota and at St.
Francis Xavier University.
Klaus E. Rieckhoff, BSc, MSc'59, PhD
'62, has been appointed acting Dean of
Science, Simon Fraser University. Dr.
Rieckhoff joined the University last year
as a professor of physics.
Laurence   S.   Johns,   BA,   a   former
secondary school teacher in Oak Bay is
now in Blantyre, Malawi, East Africa
where he will teach science for the next
two years under Canada's Department of
External Affairs.
Stanley A. Perkins, BEd, MEd'64
(Western Wash.), PhD'66 (U. of Oregon),
has joined the faculty of the University
of Puget Sound as assistant professor of
Wilbert N. Toombs, MEd, BEd'53,
BA'55, (U. of Sask.), has been appointed
superintendent of public schools in
Moose Jaw. For four years previous to
joining the Moose Jaw public school
system he was assistant director of student teaching at the University of
Ian M. Dingwall, BA, LTh'61 (Anglican Theol. College), has been inducted
rector of St. Faith's Anglican Church in
Vancouver. He has been rector of the
Churches of Agassiz and Rosedale, and
Protestant chaplain at Agassiz Mountain Prison for the past three years.
William F. Emmons, Jr., BA, MD'64,
has been appointed a resident in neurologic surgery in the Mayo Graduate
School of Medicine at the University of
David W. Henderson, BSc, PhD'64,
(MIT), has accepted a position with the
federal government as scientific adviser
with the Science Secretariat in Ottawa.
David J. Jones, BASc, MSc'62, has
been appointed to the mathematics and
physics department at Selkirk College.
He has been teaching high school in
New Zealand since 1965.
Hollis R. Lynch, BA, has been appointed visiting associate professor of
history at Roosevelt University. For the
past two years he has taught at the University of Ife, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Philip E. Smith, BCom, director of
branch operations, Coronation Credit
Corporation Limited, has been appointed
assistant vice-president of operations. He
will be engaged in the planning of the
company's mortgage operations and development program.
Ernest D. Styles, BSA, geneticist from
the University of Wisconsin, has been
appointed assistant professor of the biology department at the University of
James R. Kidd, LLD, has been appointed head of the division of adult
education of the Ontario Institute for
Studies in Education. An internationally-
known authority on adult education, he
has been at the University of Rajasthan
in India as an adviser to the government
on the planning of an adult education
program for that country, an appointment sponsored by UBC.
Arthur D. Manson, MD, has been
appointed  a resident  in urology  in  the
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine at
the University of Minnesota.
Anna Schumann, BA, MA'66 (Mrs.
Raymond Gattinger), has been appointed
instructor in Russian at Selkirk College.
Most recently, she was a social worker
for the B.C. Department of Social Welfare, but prior to this had taught Russian in Germany and in Vancouver.
Edward J. Pennington, BA'60, BSW,
MSW'62 (McMaster), former regional
liaison officer for the Hamilton area,
Canadian Citizenship Branch of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, has been appointed executive director of the Social Planning Council of
Greater Niagara.
William L. Workman, BSc, has been
appointed vice-principal of George Pringle elementary school in Westbank.
Donald J. Arnold, BPE, MS'63 (San
Francisco State College), regional consultant for the provincial Youth Agency
in Saskatoon, has been named to the
Canadian Amateur Athletic Union Hall
of Fame in Toronto. He has a distinguished record in rowing, holding six
gold medals and three silver medals for
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recognition was presented with the Robert Gaul Memorial Award from the
UBC Sports Hall of Fame.
John F. Cornwall, BSA, MBA'66 (U.
of Western Ont.), has returned to the
Alberta Wheat Pool as assistant to the
general manager. In 1963 he spent a
year with the pool as an economist.
Edelbert Plett, BASc, MS'64 (MIT),
has been appointed to the Faculty of
Engineering at Carleton University. He
has been a research assistant at MIT
since  1962.
J. Patrick Romaine, BEd, is the first
teacher from the Northwest Territories
to be selected by the Canadian Teachers'
Federation to lecture for a year in the
United Kingdom under the auspices of
the Commonwealth Institute. He has
taught in Kelowna and Hay River.
G. Frank Tyers, MD, has been
awarded this year's Philadelphia Academy of Surgery first prize for his
research on the artificial cardiac pacemaker. He is presently chief surgical
resident at the Lancaster General Hospital, Pennsylvania.
Helmut H. Doerksen, BEd, former
teacher at Mission Senior Secondary
School, recently left for a two-year
teaching assignment at the European
Mennonite Bible School in Liestall,
J. Graham Geldart, BPE, has joined
the staff of the Family YMCA at Sault
Ste. Marie as physical director. He has
worked in several branches of the Vancouver YMCA and most recently was
program director at Belleville.
Jacque M. LeDreff, BA, MA'64, has
been appointed assistant professor of
French at Trent University. He has
specialized in French literature of the
16th century and is preparing a doctoral
study on Les Styles de Rabelais.
Donald G. Lee, PhD, BA'58, MA'60,
(U. Sask.), has joined the Pacific Lutheran University faculty as associate professor of chemistry. For the past three
years he has taught at Camrose Lutheran
Frances A. Plaunt, BA, former Edmonton welfare worker, has been named
administrative assistant in the office of
the vice-president of Trent University.
Edward R. Fyfe, BASc, has been appointed development engineer of Du
Pont of Canada's research and development department in Montreal. He will be
responsible for sales and market development of the company's heat exchangers.
He joined the company in 1964 as a
process engineer in the technical department at Maitland Works.
Roger Lee, BA, MA'66, has joined the
Faculty of Fine Arts at the University
of Saskatchewan.
Gregory A. Milne, BA, has taken
charge of the pastoral duties at St.
Stephen's United Church in Hudson
Bay, Saskatchewan. For the past two
years he has served the Hatzic charge of
the United Church in the Fraser Valley.
Rod Constable, BSA, former assistant
engineer for the Alberta Department of
Agriculture in Edmonton, has been appointed extension engineer for the Vermilion district.
(nee Judith Eory, BSP'65), a son, on
November 15, 1966 in Osoyoos, B.C.
mr. and mrs. Robert currie, (nee Sylvia
A. Lees, BA'45), a son, Graham Holland, on September 13, 1966 in Vancouver.
MR. and MRS. PETER w. ELLIOTT, BSc'58,
MSc'66 (nee Diane E. Waters, BHE-
'59), a son, Peter John, on September
19,  1966 in Edmonton.
MR.     and     MRS.     EDMUND     W.     HOWARD,
BSF'58, (nee Phyllis R. Thompson,
BA'58), a daughter, Jacqueline Rosemary, on May 28, 1966 in St. John's,
MR. and MRS. jack landolt, (nee Constance G. Delmas, LLB'58), a daughter,
Lydia, on February 24,   1966.
mr. and MRS. MIKE von zuben, BSc'63,
(nee Cotter), a son, on August 14, 1966
in Calgary.
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40 Marriages
atchison-mathis. Michael Earl Atchison,
BSc'64, to Margot Nanette Mathis,
September 10, 1966 in Evanston, Illinois.
bentz-nybo. Brian Charles Bentz, BSc
'65, to Dianne Mary Nybo, October 1,
1966 in Vancouver.
boskovich-balatti. Joseph Andrew Bos-
kovich, BA'65, to Christina Lenora
Balatti, September 3, 1966 in Vancouver.
bowman-dyble. Murray Lloyd Bowman,
BA'64, to Shirley Kathleen Dyble,
BEd'65, August 20, 1966, in Chilliwack.
brown-caple. Francis Cecil Brown, BA
'65, to Katharine Akerman Caple, BA
'64, July 22,  1966 in Vancouver.
brown-jones. Donald A. Brown, BCom
'63, to Judy Claire Jones, August 27,
1966 in Regina.
clark-lucas. George Alan Clark, BASc
'64, to Anne G. Lucas, September 9,
1966 in New Westminster.
davis-gadd. Ronald Murray Davis, BASc
'65, to Daphne Ann Gadd, October 8,
1966 in Vancouver.
dungate-Walters. John Keith Dungate,
LLB'65, to Elizabeth Ann Walters,
September 17, 1966 in Willowdale,
dutcher-douglas. Wayne Howard Dut-
cher, BA'66, to Wendy Ruth Douglas,
October 7, 1966 in Vancouver.
goodwin-le hir. John Howard Goodwin,
BCom'61, to Annick Le Hir, June 11,
1966 near Paris, France.
gornall-noakes. Dennis William Gor-
nall, BA'65, to Joy Anita Noakes,
August 13, 1966 in North Vancouver.
halabisky-coles. Donald Denis Halabi-
sky, BSF'65, to M. Heather Coles,
BA'66, August 27, 1966 in West
hall-walkem. Coleman Brent Hall,
BCom'65, to Eileen Jean Walkem,
September 24, 1966 in Vancouver.
hamilton-mclean. Hugh MacGregor
Hamilton, BASc'63, to Barbara Joan
McLean, BEd'63, July 9, 1966 in
harrison-gordon. Kenneth Arthur Harrison, BASc'65, to Laurel Joyce Gordon, September 10, 1966 in West
hinds-werts. Francis Martin Hinds, to
Elizabeth Lytle Werts, BA'65, August
27,  1966 in Vancouver.
hutchison-meier. James Alexander Hutchison, BCom'63, to Susanna Dorothea Meier, July 22, 1966 in Zurich,
johnson-barker. David Lawrence Johnson, BSc'63, to Enid Elizabeth Barker,
August 13, 1966 in Ste. Agathe des
Monts, Quebec.
lange-tarlton. Henry Lange, BSc'65, to
Elizabeth Verna Tarlton, BHE'64,
June 25, 1966 in Duncan, B.C.
lloyd-longmuir. Patrick Allan Lloyd,
to Diane Louise Longmuir, BPE'66,
August 26,  1966 in West Vancouver.
mcdonald-macmillan. Peter Ward McDonald, BCom'64, to Cathy Maureen
Macmillan, September 3, 1966 in
mackenzie-love. Gordon William Mackenzie, BSA'65, to Sharon Muriel
Love, September 3, 1966 in Coquit-
maggert-shane. James E. Maggert, to
Gillian M. Shane, BSc'61, February
12, 1966 in Las Vagas, Nevada.
manning-brandt. Ronald Frederick
Manning, BEd'65, to Elaine Gail
Brandt, July 3, 1966 in Vancouver.
metcalf-epp. Walter Franklin Metcalf,
BSc'66, to Enid Louise Epp, August
27,  1966 in Vancouver.
mounce-grant. Lewis Baird (Jack)
Mounce, BA'61, to Fiona Grant, October 18, 1966 in London, England.
nagy-erdely. Alex Laslo Nagy, BASc
'66, to Agnes Anne Erdely, September
3,  1966 in Ladner, B.C.
nordmark-macdonald. William Joseph
Nordmark, BEd'66, to Verna Louise
Macdonald, August 20, 1966 in Trail,
norquist-latimer. William Edmund
Norquist, BASc'65, to Jean Elizabeth
Latimer, BHE'65, July 16, 1966 in
rinaldi-lawlis. Robert Ronald Rinaldi,
BASc'66, to Joanne Grace Lawlis,
May 28, 1966 in Rossland, B.C.
robertson-severson. Donald Hugh
Robertson, BA'62, to Sandra June
Severson, July 30, 1966 in Everett,
sanderson-chave. Alan Geoffrey Sanderson, to Rosalind Matheson Chave, BA
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sauder-patterson. Douglas William
Sauder, BSF'64, to Karen Marie Patterson, September 23, 1966 in Vancouver.
simeon-weld. Richard Edmond Barring-
ton Simeon, BA'64, to Agnes Joan
Weld, BA'65, August 6, 1966 in West
stirskey-watson. Robert Harold Stirs-
key, to Barbara Elaine Watson, BEd
'66, August 20, 1966 in North
sturgess-l'allier. Donald Fredric Stur-
gess, BASc'59, to Louise L'Allier,
July 16, 1966 in Montreal.
thorpe-gammon. Edward Thomas
Thorpe, BSc'66, to Ellen Gail Gammon, September 24, 1966 in Vancouver.
vanderhorst-farquharson. Henk Peter
Vanderhorst, BA'65, to Bonnie Ann
Farquharson, BEd'64, May 21, 1966
in Nanaimo.
wallace-roberts. Brian William Wallace, BASc'66, to Carolynne Grace
Roberts, BA*65, September 10, 1966
in Penticton.
welw ood-clay. Ronald Joseph Wel-
wood, BA'66, to Frances Josephine
Clay, BA'64, BLS'66, October 8, 1966
in Vancouver.
wilks-armstrong. Arthur Morgan
Wilks, BSc'66, to Susan May Armstrong, BEd'66, August 20, 1966 in
Harold W. Mclnnes, BA, Justice of
the B.C. Supreme Court since 1954,
August 11, 1966 in Grand Forks. Mr.
Justice Mclnnes practised law in Trail,
Vancouver and Penticton, and was made
King's Counsel in 1950. He was elected
a bencher of the Law Society of B.C. in
1952 and was a past president of the
Yale County Bar Association. In 1965,
he was a member of the royal commission which redrew the province's federal
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his wife and daughter.
Henry Adam Dunlop, BA, MA'22, retired director of the International Pacific
Halibut Commission, May 1966 in Vancouver. He was appointed a director of
the International Fisheries Commission
in 1939 and held that post until his
retirement three years ago.
Gordon Wood Scott, BA, former
senior city magistrate, August 21, 1966
in Vancouver. He began his career in
1927 as an assistant city prosecutor, resigning in 1938 to go into private
practice. In 1941, he returned to the
police courts and seven years later was
named chief prosecutor. In 1953 he became a police court magistrate and in
1962 was elevated to senior magistrate.
He is survived by his wife and two
James Ray Atkinson, BA, retired
principal of Moberly Elementary School,
August 24, 1966 in Vancouver. He
served as secretary of the B.C. Teachers'
Federation for two years and was an
active supporter of the Vancouver YMCA group, serving on the association's
board of governors. He is survived by
his wife, one daughter and one son.
Verda A. L. Benedict, BA, September
8, 1966 in Alberta. Miss Benedict was a
teacher in the Surrey and Powell River
areas. She is survived by three sisters
and one brother.
Howard John Horn, BA, MA'35, former Technical Director of Hospital Pro
ducts, Inc., June 3,  1966 in California.
He is survived by his wife.
Helen VanLoon Ferris (nee Lundy),
BA, August 4, 1966 in Vancouver. She
was a former vice-president of the University Women's Club and immediate past
president of the Vancouver Council of
Women. Mrs. Ferris was also affiliated
with the Alpha Phi Women's Fraternity
and was a past president of the Alphi Phi
Mothers' Club. She is survived by her
husband and three daughters.
John Alan Baker, BA, partner in the
law firm of Crease and Co., July 7, 1966
in Victoria. He was a member of the
senate and board of governors of the University of Victoria, director of the Community Chest of Greater Victoria, president and director of the Family and
Children's Service, and director of the
Gorge Road Hospital and Victoria
Symphony Society. Mr. Baker was also a
bencher of the Law Society and a past
president of the Victoria Bar Association.
He is survived by his wife.
Ross Lundy Robinson, BSA, sales
manager of Lignosol Chemicals Ltd. of
Quebec, August 14, 1966 in Ste. Petron-
ille on the Island of Orleans. He is survived by his wife and step-daughter.
Patricia Edith Ambers (nee Young),
BSA, May 10, 1966. She is survived by
her husband.
Amanda S. Hepner, BASc, August 24,
1966 in Indian Arm. Miss Hepner was
working on the provincial oceanographic
survey ship Ehkoli which was charting
the inlet. She is survived by her parents.
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honorary president
John B. Macdonald,
President of the University of British Columbia
Executive Committee
president: Kenneth R. Martin, BCom'46.
past president: Roderick W. Macdonald, LLB'50.
first vice-president: Mrs. John M. Lecky, BA'38.
second vice-president: Stanley Evans, BA'41, BEd'44.
third vice-president: Dr. Walter G. Hardwick, BA'54, MA'58.
treasurer: David L. Helliwell, BA'57.
members-at-large: (Terms expire 1967)—Peter J. de Vooght,
LLB'51; George S. Cumming, BA'50, LLB'51; W. Richard
Penn, BPE'49; Frank Fredrickson, BCom'53; David M.
Carter, BASc'49. (Terms expire 1968)—Vern J. Housez,
BCom'57; Arthur G. Woodland, BA'49, BSA'49; Mrs.
B. M. Hoffmeister, BA'27.
Degree Representatives
agriculture—Alex J. Green, BSA'50.
applied science—Douglas L. Sprung, BASc'49.
architecture—Ray Toby, BArch'50.
arts—Mrs. Leslie Barber, BA'37.
commerce—Gordon Elliott, BCom'55.
education—Dr. Leonard P. Sampson, BEd'56, MEd'59.
forestry—V. Neil Desaulniers, BSF'54.
home economics—Mrs. G. M. Morrison, BHE'50.
law—A. Gordon Armstrong, LLB'59.
library science—Mrs. Dorwin Baird, BA'41, BLS'62.
medicine—Dr. Albert R. Cox, BA'50, MD'54.
nursing—Miss Ruth M. Morrison, CM'66.
pharmacy—Gordon B. Hewitt, BA'41, BSP'50.
physical education—Gordon A. Olafson, BPE'62.
science—John R. Gercsak. BSc'66.
social work—Archibald Morrison, BA'38, BSW'47. MSW'57.
Senate Representatives
David A. Freeman, BA'32.
Vern J. Housez, BCom'57.
E. Douglas Sutcliffe, BASc'43, MASc'46.
Regional Representatives
central B.C.—Mrs. G. C. Kellett, BSc (Alta).
east kootenays—Ray Cooper, BA'49, LLB'50.
fraser valley—Dr. Mills F. Clarke, BSA'35, MSA'37.
okanagan mainline—Mrs. H. J. MacKay, BA'38.
Vancouver island—Harold Maclvor, BA'48, LLB'49.
Ex Officio Members
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53, director, UBC Alumni
Mrs. Diane Hick, 1966 grad class representative.
Peter Braund, AMS president.
Lome Hudson, AMS treasurer.
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University Associations
Central B.C.
chairman—Mrs. G. C. Kellett, BSc (Alta.),
2293 McBride Cresc, Prince George.
quesnel—Douglas Feir, BA'33, P.O. Box 508.
vanderhoof—Alvin W. Mooney, BA'35, MD,
MSc  (Alta.), P.O. Box 56.
Williams lake—Mrs. C. Douglas Stevenson,
BA'27, Box 303.
E.  Kootenay Post-Secondary
Education Association
president—Ray   Cooper,   BA'49,   LLB'50,   Box
1429, Creston.
vice-presidents—Maurice   G.   Klinkhamer,   BA
'34,    BEd'47,    Box    849,   Cranbrook;    Frank
Goodwin,    Box    810   Kimberley;    Judge    M.
Provenzano,   LLB'49,   Box   2406,   Cranbrook.
secretary—Mary    Mclnnes,    302    South    12th
Avenue, Cranbrook.
cranbrook—Percy B. Pullinger, BA'40, BEd'56,
Box   9;   Mrs.   Marion   Pennington,   BSN'32,
Box 88.
creston—Alan B. Staples, BA'39, Box 280; Dr.
J. V. Murray, BA'29, Box 270.
fernie—H. D. Stuart, BEd'60, Box 217; F. C.
Hislop, LLB'50, Box 490.
invermere—James    A.    Warne,    BSP'54,    P.O.
Box 268; Tom Hutchison.
kimberley—L.   F.   H.   Garstin,   BA'40,   MA'46,
Box 313; Mat Malnarich.
Fraser Valley
president:  Dr. Mills F. Clarke,  BSA'35, MSA
'37,     c/o     Dominion     Experimental     Farm,
past president:  Norman Severide, BA'49, LLB
'50, Drawer 400, Langley.
secretary: Hunter B. Vogel, HA'58, 19952 New
McLellan Road, R.R. No. 7, Langley.
abbotsford—John     Wittenberg,     33551     Braun
Avenue, Box 1046; William H. Grant, BEd'47,
Maple Street, Box 37.
agassiz—Dr.    Douglas    Taylor,    BSA'39,    c/o
Dominion Experimental Farm.
chilliwack—Judge F. K. Grimmett, BA'32, Box
10, Sardis; Frank Wilson, MA'37, 25 Clarke
cloverdale—Magistrate   Harold   S.   Keenlyside,
BA'35, Drawer 579.
cultus   lake—W.   N.   Swanzey,    BEd'57,   379
Cedar Street.
haney—Mervyn M.  Smith, BA'34,   12283  North
8th Avenue.
hope—Eugene Olson, BA'48, BEd'56, Box 221.
langley—Dr. Chapin Kev, Box 636
mission—Wilfred R. Jack, BA'35, MA'37, McTaggart Road, Hatzic.
Okanagan Mainline
president:   Mrs.   H.   J.   MacKay,   BA'38,   Box
129   Revelstoke
past 'president:    Dr.   E.   M.   Stevenson,   MD
(West. Ont.), 3105-31st St.. Vernon.
Armstrong—Ronald R. Heal, BSA'47, Box 391.
kamloops—Roland   G.   Aubrey,   BArch'51,   242
Victoria Street.
kelowna—John   Dyck,   BSP'51,   Dyck's   Drugs
Ltd.,  545 Bernard Avenue.
lumby—Ken    B.    Johnson,    Merritt    Diamond
Mills, P.O. Box 10.
Oliver—Rudolph P. Guidi, BA'53, BEd'55, Principal, Elementary School.
osoyoos—Mrs.   Douglas   Fraser,   BA'32,   R.R.
No. 1.
penticton—Mrs. Howard J. Hamilton, LLB'56,
789 Carmi Drive.
revelstoke—Mrs. H. J. MacKay, Box 129.
salmon arm—Dr. W. H. Letham, BSA'42, Box
summerland—Preston S. Mott, BCom'60, LLB
'61, West Summerland.
vernon—Mrs. Peter G. Legg, BA'37, Box 751.
Vancouver  Island
president:  Harold S. Maclvor, BA'48, LLB'49,
Box 160, Courtenay.
secretary: Mrs. J. H. Moore, BA'27, Norcross
Rd., R.R. 4, Duncan.
alberni-port alberni—W. Norman Burgess, BA
'40, BEd'48, 518 Golden Street, Alberni.
Campbell river—Mrs. W. J. Logie, BA'29, Box
chemainus—Mrs. A. A. Brown, BAMS, Box 266.
duncan—David   R.   Williams,   BA'48,   LLB'49,
170 Craig Street.
ladysmith—Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29, Box 637.
nanaimo—Alan   E.   Filmer,   BCom'62,   LLB'63,
2340 Holyrood.
parksville-qualicum—J.    L.    Nicholls,    BA'36,
BEd'53,     Principal,     Jr.-Sr.     High     School,
Qualicum Beach.
shawnigan   lake—Edward   R.   Larsen,   BA'48,
Shawnigan Lake School.
sooke—Mrs. John Lancaster, BA'63, 1962 Murray Road.
victoria—David Edgar, BCom'60, LLB'61, 2830
Seaview Road, Saanich.
West  Kootenay  Regional  Committee
chairman—R.   J.   H.   Welton,   BASc'46,   1137
Columbia Avenue, Trail.
castlegar—Edwin   McGauley,   BA'51,   LLB'52,
Box 615.
grand  forks—E.  C.  Henniger,  Jr.,   BCom'49,
Box 10.
nelson—Judge Leo S. Gansner, BA, BCom'35,
c/o Garland, Gansner & Arlidge, Box 490.
riondel—Herman Nielsen, Box 75.
trail—Mrs. T. S. Mathieson, 310 Willow Dr.
Other B.C.  Branch Contacts
ashcroft—Gordon H. S. Parke, BSA'52, Bonaparte Ranch, Cache Creek.
bella coola—Milton C. Sheppard, BA'53, BEd
•54, Box 7.
bralorne—J. S. Thompson, BASc'50. Box  301.
chetwynd—James McWilliams, BSF'53.
Clinton—Kenneth Beck, BSP'57, Box  159.
dawson creek—Michael R. de la Giroday, LLB
'57, 841-105th Ave.
fort ST. JOHN—Art Fletcher, BCom'54, Supervising Principal, North Peace River High
School, Box 640.
GRANTHAM'S   LANDING M.   R.   KitSOn,   BASc'56,
Hudson hope—W. O. Findlay, Bag Service No.
7, Fort St. John, B.C.
lillooet—Harold E. Stathers, BSP'53, Box 548.
lytton—David S. Manders. BA'39, Box 5.
merritt—Richard M. Brown, BA'48, LLB'52.
powell  river—F.   A.   Dickson,   BASc'42,   3409
prince rupert—Robert C. S. Graham, Box 188.
Princeton—Robert B. Cormack, BA'49, BEd'57,
Box 552.
sicamous—W. Ellasch'k,  BA'50.  Bov 9.
smithers—Laurence   W.   Perry,   LLB'50,   P.O.
Box 188.
squamish—Mrs. G. S. Clarke, Box 31.
terrace—Ronald   Jephson,   LLB'56,   P.O.   Box
texada—Mrs.  Dorothy Halley,   BA'29,  Box  91.
Gillies Bav.
zeballos—Mrs.   Joan   St.   Denis,   BSN'59.   c/o
Gran Bay Logging Co.
Calgary—P. T. Kueber, BCom'57, LLB'58, 600-
6th Ave., S.W.
Edmonton—Lawrence L. Wilson, BA'48, Hospital Consultant, Misericordia Hospital.
medicine hat—Harry H. Yuill, BCom'59, 473
First Street S.E.
moose jaw—Melvin Shelly, BASc'55, MBA'57,
1156-3rd Ave. N.W.
regina—Bob Talbot, BA'47, BSA'48, 144 Durham Drive.
saskatoon—Dr. Alex J. Finlayson, BA'55,
BASc'56, 418 Preston Avenue.
Winnipeg—Harold A. Wright, BCom'63, 1278
deep river—D. D. Stewart, BA'40, 4 Macdonald
guelph—Walter H.  A.  Wilde,  BA'50,  4 Cedar
Hamilton—Harry L.  Penny,  BA,  BSW'56,  439
Patricia Drive, Burlington.
London—Mrs.  Brian  Wharf,   134 Biscay Road.
manotick—John W. Green, BCom'39, Box 295.
Ottawa—Thomas E. Jackson,  BA'37,  516 Golden Avenue.
port   Arthur—Sydney   Burton   Sellick,   BSF'52,
389 College Street.
Toronto—Arthur Aspinall, BCom'64, Apt. 1201,
199 Roehampton.
welland—John   Turnbull,   BASc'55,   MASc'58,
Box 494, Fonthill.
Montreal—L. Hamlyn Hobden, BA'37, MA
'40, c/o Pemberton, Freeman, Mathers and
Milne, Ltd., 1980 Sherbrooke St. West.
Quebec—Charles J. Connaghan, BA'59, MA'60,
c/o Anglo Pulp and Paper Mills, Limited,
P.O. Box  1487.
New Brunswick
sackville—Dr.   David  M.  MacAulay,   BSW'61,
Deans' Apartments, Mount Allison University.
Nova Scotia
Sydney—Robt. Algar, c/o Dosco Steel Co. Ltd.
wolfville—Bruce   Robinson,   BA'36,   BASc'36,
Box 446.
ST. John's—Dr. V. S. Papezich, c/o Memorial
England—Mrs. J. W. R. Adams, BA'23, Thurnham Grange, Thurnham near Maidstone,
Kent. Mrs. C. A. S. Turner, "Blue Shutters",
120 Myton Road, Warwick.
Canadian university society—9, Southampton
Place, London, W.C.I.
Scotland—Mrs. Jean Dagg, BEd'61, 35 Tweed
Street, Ayr.
trinidad—D. Gurney Reid, c/o Trinidad Flour
Mills Ltd., Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.
United States
friends of ubc—Stan Arkley, BA'25, 9009 N.E.
37th St., Bellevue, Washington.
Arizona—John E. Mulhern, BA'16, Casas
Adobes Lodge, 6810 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson.
California—(Chairman) Charles A. Holme,
BCom'50, 81 Morningside Drive, San Francisco, fullerton—Lester W. McLennan, BA
'22, 917 Sierra Vista Drive, miraleste—Mrs.
Jean Parks, BA'31, 6529 Via Sienna. SAN
Francisco—Dr. Oscar E. Anderson, BA'29,
MA'31, 185 Graystone Terrace, santa clara—
Mrs. Fred M. Stephen, BA'25, 381 Hayes
Avenue. Stanford—Harold J. Dyck, BA'53,
Bldg.  315, Apt.  14, Stanford Village.
Washington, d.c.—John L. McHugh, BA'36,
MA'38, Assistant Director, U.S. Department
of Interior, Fish and Wild Life Service,
Bureau of Commercial Fisheries.
Florida—Dr. Cora L. Paton, BEd'57, MEd'62,
Box 983, Tallahassee.
Hawaii—Donald M. McArthur, BA'21, 295 Wai-
lupe Cir., Honolulu.
Illinois—Mrs. Richard H. Thompson, BA'59,
2255   St. John's Avenue, Highland  Park.
Missouri—Dr. Carl Tolman, BA'24, MS, PhD
(Yale), Dept. of Earth Sciences, Washington
University, St. Louis.
Montana—Mrs. Glennys Christie, BA'54, 509
W. Cleveland, Bozeman.
new Mexico—Dr. Martin B. Goodwin, BSA'43,
Box 974, Clovis.
new york—Miss Rosemary Brough, BA'47, 340
E. 58th St., New York. Rochester—Dr. E. T.
Kirkpatrick, Dean, College of Applied Science,
Rochester Institute of Technology, 65 Plymouth Avenue S.
OHIO—Mrs. Milford S. Lougheed, BA'36, MA
(Bowl. Green) 414 Hillcrest Drive, Bowling
OREGON—Dr. David B. Charlton, BA'25, 2340
Jefferson St., Portland.
Texas—Wilfrid M. Calnan, BA'39, MSW'48,
307 Chenoweth, Corpus Christi.
Gunn, 9010 N.E. 37th Place, Bellevue. vice-
president: Miss Nora Clarke, 5041 N.E. 22nd.
spokane—Don W. Hammersley, BCom'46, Sym-
mons Bldg.
Wisconsin—H. Peter Krosby, BA'55, MA'58,
PhD(Col.) Dept. of Scandinavian Studies, U.
of Wisconsin, Madison.
Other Countries
Denmark—Mrs. Joy Berthelsen, BA'57, BSW'58,
Sonder Boulevard 100, Copenhagen V.
Dominican   republic—John   E.   Kepper,   BCom
'63, Apartado 1393, Santo Domingo.
Ethiopia—Arthur  H.   Sager,   BA'38,   Box   3005,
United Nations, ECA, Addis Ababa.
France—Nigel    Kent-Barber,    BA'61,    80    rue
Gabriel Peri, Massey, Seine-et-Oise.
India—Knute   B.   Buttedahl,   Dept.   of   Adult
Education, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Israel—Arthur   H.   Goldberg,   BA'48,   57   Ben
Yehuda St., Tel Aviv.
japan—Mrs. Atsuko Ukai, MA'62, 688-5 Suna-
gawa-machi, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo.
kenya—Dr.   Gordon   M.   Wilson,   BA'49,   Box
5837, Nairobi.
Nigeria—Mrs.   Lucian   Gallianari,   BA'49,   P.O.
Box 2403, Lagos; Mrs. Barbara M. McLean,
BEd'62, Box 427, Enugu.
north  Ireland—Joan  Arnold,   BSc'63,  PhD'66,
Department of Applied Mathematics, Queen's
University,  Belfast.
Norway—Bjorn   W.   Meyer,   B'Com'62,   Blok-
kvien 34, Sandvika, nr. Oslo.
Panama—Lester  D.  Mallory,  BSA'27,  MSA'29,
c/o  Inter-American  Development  Bank,  Box
7297,   Panama.
portlgal—R.    Harold    McBean,    BA'40,    c/o
Sandwell   and   Company   Limited,   Apartado
No.   1, Marinha Das Ondas.
south   africa—Donald   H.   Leavitt,   Box   683,
Cape Town.
south  America—Ernest  Payne,   BSA'52,   Hoso-
rovo  Agricultural   Station,   North   West   District, Guyana.
Sweden—Mrs. Helen Frey, BA'28, Skogsmyrsva-
gen  11, Uppsala.
turkey—William L. Pringle, BSA'50, U.N.S.F.,
Project No. 1142, Crop Research and Introduction   Centre,   P.O.   Box   P.K.   25,   Izmir,
Karsiyaka. Return Postage Guaranteed
The Annual Alumni-Student Banquet
will be held on March 14 at 6:00 p.m.
in Brock Hall
Tickets and information obtainable at the Alumni Office,
252 Brock Hall, or 'phone 224-4366.
This is the 5th annual Student-Alumni Banquet and is your opportunity
to meet and play host to UBC student leaders of 1967.


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