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it goes on within a boy.
Your son, perhaps. You may not
notice the change at first. But underneath you will find that his associations
here—among his T.C.S. companions
and especially with the masters—are
introducing him in a practical way to
the values of goodness, truth, honour,
loyalty, self-control and hard work.
On the playing field and in the classroom, T.C.S. stresses character development within a disciplined community.
A boy learns to think . . . and to act
This is indeed a school for "the whole
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5    BRANCHES    IN   GREAT   BRITAIN 5    BRANCHES    IN    FRANCE 3    BRANCHES    IN    THE    WEST   INDIES "Transcendence," by Jack Harmon, is the sculpture which
stands in front of the Graduate Student Centre. The editor
hopes that March weather will
make this photograph seem inappropriate for the Spring
John L. Gray, BSA'39, chairman
Cecil Hacker, BA'33, past chairman
John Arnett
L. E. Barber, BA'37
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29
Mrs. J. J. Cvetkovich, BA'57
Ralph Daly
Stan Evans, BA'41, BEd'44
Allan Folheringham, BA'54
Himie Koshevoy, '32
Frank P. Levirs, BA'26, MA'31
J. A. (Jock) Lundie, BA'24
Gordon A. Thorn, BCom'56, MBA(Md)
Mrs. Frances Tucker, BA'50
Published quarterly by Ihe Alumni Association of ihe
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Volume 19, No. 1 — Spring, 1965
6 Editorial
7 A new necessity of the new age— the PhD
9          UBC's Island Classroom
11 Johnny Owen is gone
12 Clearing-House for Canadian Universities
14-16 Loggerheads
17        Trail Breaker in Active Retirement
20 MLA Day at UBC
21-24 Alumni Annual Giving Report
25        Alumni Annual Dinner
26-28 News of the University
30 Alumni Association News
31 Alumnitems
32 Up and Doing—news of alumni
This issue: Cover, Dean V. J. Okulitch.
pp. 19, 20, 24, 27, 30, John Tyrrell, Law I.
p. 27, David Henderson, Arts I.
Elizabeth B. Norcross, BA'56
Doreen Bleackley, slaff assistant
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53 Guideposts, Innovations
and Questions
David M. Brousson,
President, Alumni Association
I hree recent documents chart the progress of higher
education in British Columbia. Let us briefly review them.
First, the Macdonald Report, early in 1963, analyzed the
major problems, and presented a master plan for the growth
of higher education in the entire province. Machinery for
this has now been largely set up by the Government. Next,
in January, 1964, the Chronicle published the "Challenge
of Growth," a five-year plan by the Board of Governors for
the orderly development of UBC, showing the financial
requirements of that development. This plan, with the
addition of requirements of University of Victoria and
Simon Fraser University, prepared the way for the present 3
Universities Capital Fund campaign.
Most recently, late in 1964, has come "Guideposts to
Innovation," a report of the President's Committee on Academic Goals, "a study of goals, and a series of recommendations ... for consideration by the various governing bodies
of the University." This consideration is now going on. The
suggestions and arguments of this report make for stimulating and controversial discussion, which I commend to
This is a remarkable record of planning and progress
in a short time, and reflects the courage and initiative of
President Macdonald and his administration. I would like
now to propose some problems that might well be studied,
or re-studied, in the hope they will spark discussion among
alumni and other friends of UBC.
•While many legislators and educators, jealously guarding their provincial rights, shudder at the idea of federal
aid to education, many others believe that increased federal
participation is essential for Canada's national wellbeing.
• Because of rapid technological changes, and the explosion of knowledge in many fields, new leadership is required
in developing programs of continuing education and reeducation to serve the needs of the community.
•New techniques of teaching and learning require the
use of greatly expanded facilities in the audio-visual fields,
and consideration must be given as to how these new means
of communication can be used to best advantage.
•It has been suggested that an educational television
station would enable UBC to offer many unique and special
services to the community. This proposal could affect many
fields, including adult and continuing education, as well
as perhaps providing the facilities required for full development of the new audio-visual techniques.
•Athletic scholarships are disturbing to many, but others
feel there is a place today for this type of student help in
some form. Certainly there are strong feelings that the athletic program is due for review.
•A recent successful experiment in New York in development of the concept of a World College produced many
ideas for programs of study and research by foreign students.
Perhaps UBC's unique position as Canada's intellectual
window on the Pacific and particularly on Asia offers some
possibilities of increased leadership in this direction.
It would be presumptuous to offer solutions to these problems. I propose them only to challenge and stimulate. I do
suggest that answers are needed to these and other questions, and that some of these answers may seem radical and
strange, if they are truly keyed to this new world of 1965.
Since this is my last appearance in the Chronicle as your
Association president, I am delighted to be able to conclude
with a heartfelt expression of admiration for the magnificent gesture of Dr. H. R. MacMillan, referred to elsewhere
in this Chronicle in more detail. Gifts such as this, and
the great P. A. Woodward Health Sciences Centre contribution, announced a few months ago, cannot fail to inspire
and encourage others, and should remind us all of our
own responsibities, be they large or small. □ Ian McT. Cowan,
Dean of Graduate Studies
A new necessity of the
new age—the PhD
Dr. Ian McT
today is one acknowledged throughout this continent. It
is the growing scarcity of men and women equipped with
the most advanced academic, professional and technical
competence to staff our universities and colleges, to man
our increasingly complex civil service and to provide the
innovation and ability that will ensure the steady evolution
of our industrial capacity.
L. V. Berkner, President of the Graduate Research
Center of the Southwest, and one of the foremost scientists
in the United States, emphasizes some of the urgency in
this context when he says "No training of numbers at trade
school, high school or college level can in itself maintain
the new technology. We may, in the future, have to count
100 or more unemployed for every Ph.D. we fail to
produce now". (The Scientific Age. Yale, 1964).
In North America the graduate schools and professional
colleges of the larger universities are the only source of
these people. My concern in this brief review is with the
task that lies before us at the University of British
Columbia and with the capability of our university to meet
its directly foreseeable responsibility.
Education for  tomorrow
The design and guidance of any educational program
involves the exercise of foresight, for all education is
directed toward the world of tomorrow. Inasmuch as we
are dealing with populations of people, careful statistical
studies can guide our predictions, provide us with the
dimensions of our immediate task, and can also give us
reasonably secure prescience over the next 10 to 15 years.
However, one of the predominant facts of our time is the
tempo of change. Almost every forecast we have made in
the last 15 years has been short of reality and it is almost
certain that our present estimates of the task ahead are
One aspect of the responsibility we must meet can be
seen in the minimum needs for staff at the universities in
this province. As nearly as this can be estimated the
requirement will be for 125 new PhD's each year for the
next ten years, subsequently the need will probably
Today the annual output from the universities of Canada
is about 300 PhD's per year to meet all the demands of the
The  needs  of industry
It is more difficult to estimate the future needs of
Canadian industry and government, but if we look to the
south we can discern some important yardsticks. Every
major industrial centre in the United States is closely
related to an important university postgraduate school. In
the active industrial areas the annual output of PhD's per
million of population runs from 70 to 150. It is regarded as
certain that our economic and social health requires in
each major metropolitan area of this continent at least one
great university competent to graduate no fewer than 200
PhD's per year.
Today we in British Columbia have achieved an output
of 21 PhD's per year per million of our population—we
have a long way to go.
It can properly be asked if there are sufficient high
quality students to make our new program possible. The
answer is an unequivocal yes. At the moment fewer than
20% of the university students capable of completing the
PhD. degree ever enter graduate school and there is a vast
wastage of the very able short of university entrance.
Already one province in Canada, Ontario, has recognized
the  great  benefits  that  accrue  to  the   province  from   a
highly evolved graduate school and have set up provincial
scholarship support for every registered graduate student.
(continued page 8) The PhD - (from p. 7)
This enlightened step cannot but help to foster the more
rapid social and industrial development of that province.
We at the University of British Columbia are not new to
the field of post graduate education, we have had students
embarked on the Master's degree program since 1920, we
have 1,300 graduate students registered this year and 33
departments embarked on the PhD. program.
Our stated objective is to place greater emphasis on the
PhD. program and at the same time to increase the number
of graduate students at this University. These related efforts
should make it possible to achieve our more refined
objective of about 200 PhD's per year leaving our graduate
Program   prerequisites
The prerequisites to the successful accomplishment of
this program are clear.
•To reach down into our educational institutions so as
to discern as early as possible students with the intellectual
capacity and enthusiasm we need. Once these students have
been identified, we must inform them of the opportunities
available to them and the advantages accruing from the
pursuit of their formal education to the ultimate of their
•An increase by a factor of 6 or 7 in the money available
as scholarships or research grants for the support of
graduate students. Today the scholarship support for a
full time graduate student on this continent approximates
$3,000 per year.
•The development of a first rate teaching and research
environment. In this I include office or desk space for
graduate students, designed to present an environment in
which they can work effectively, and well equipped laboratories in which the student acquires competence in the
most sophisticated procedures of his discipline.
•A library in which the wealth of records, ancient and
modern, serve to stimulate and excite the graduate students
to new heights of achievement.
•A faculty of high calibre skilled in the art of communicating to their students their knowledge, skills, patterns of thought and their delight in intellectual adventure.
•Housing facilities for single and married students
adequate to permit a substantial number of graduate
students to live close to the university under circumstances
where privation and concern for the wellbeing of their
families will not interfere with the primary dedication to
year round study and research.
paid upon the higher incomes earned by those of superior
qualifications, and indirectly through the higher levels of
employment and the elevated standard of living that will
arise from the impact of the graduates upon the society
they enter.
(Since this article was written the H. R. MacMillan gift
has been announced.—Ed.)
We are convinced also that the burgeoning of scholarship
on this campus will make a significant impact upon the
quality of the undergraduate education we can offer. This
is indeed an important element in our objective. A poor
undergraduate environment would be destructive to our
graduate objectives.
Calm Hours of Leisure
If we look at the four goals that most of us pursue, they
are in the end very simple. Making a living is the first one.
Being useful in some way is another. Having some individual quality of excellence all one's own is a third:
whether it is a great excellence or a small is not relevant.
We tend to overlook one of the most essential goals, the
fourth. As age and tension increase, there arises for all of
us a need to have the wherewithal and the capacity to
escape, to get away. Not back into work or the pursuit of
excellence, but into the relaxation for mind and spirit out
of which maturity comes. And we are giving our young
people too little time for this relaxation. Study is only one
part—and the older I get I think not necessarily the more
important part—of this process that goes on here for several
years. A great deal of growing up has to be done, and our
best growing may occur during the unhurried hours when
we are not driven from task to task, the hours of free time
and leisure when, quietly, things soak in. Why should we
deny our young people the calm hours in which, above the
tumult and the shouting, they hear the still small voice
within themselves?
— Alexander M. Buchan,
Washington University
Investment  and  Dividends
The program upon which we are embarked is highly
demanding of faculty dedication, it exhorts the students to
constantly higher levels of achievement, and it will be
costly. The provision of adequate financial support is the
limiting element. It will be sought from all levels of
government, from foundations and from all other possible
sources. We seek this support in complete confidence that
this is social investment of great merit, that every dollar
invested in this program will return as dividends. The
return will be directly to the nation in the increased taxes Six  students   work   on  the   Oyster   River
farm each summer.
Mamie Moloney Boggs, BA'29
Ninety miles north of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island lies
a little known but integral part of UBC, an essential
functioning component of the university. It is University
Research Farm No. 2 at Oyster River and well worth a
visit from the layman who. in today's urban society, might
never get closer to a cow than a glass of milk.
The farm was left to the University in the will of Mr.
Barret Montfort who stipulated that it be used for both
research and instruction of students in UBC's Faculty of
Agriculture. It comprises two units, one of 350 acres of
which 250 are under cultivation, and a ranch of 1200 acres
of which 204 have been cleared and which provides
summer pasture for beef and young dairy cattle.
We were fortunate to visit the farm at milking time and
watched, fascinated, while two men milked 80 cows in
quick time. They handle six cows at once by what is
known as the "parlor system." The cows literally knock at
the "parlor" door when its milking time, rush into their
stalls and munch hungrily at their feed while the attendants
attach the electric milking devices.
You watch through viewing windows the milk spurting
from the cow through clear plastic tubing into round glass
containers which, when full, are weighed and recorded.
The milk then continues on its course through more
plastic pipes into a 900-gallon stainless steel cooling tank
which immediately brings it down to a temperature of 37
It's quite a show. Three or four truckloads of milk go
every week to the Comox Creamery and to Victoria. The
farm's dairy cattle are a self-sustaining operation and
provide a revenue of around $45,000 annually.
Feeding, milking and caring for the herd is done by only
three men because the barns are organized to save labor.
There is a "loose housing" system for sleeping with free
stalls in which the cows do not have to be tied in for the
night. According to herdsman John Wickson, "the cows
like it that way" and learn to pick their own regular sleeping quarters. Waste is cleared from the barns mechanically,
by a tractor fitted with a scoop, and the manure taken out
to the fields for fertilizer.
In addition to supporting 200 head of cattle, the farm
grows elite seed and carries on experiments in plant breeding. This year an acre has been turned over to holly to
test the growth and vigor of different varieties. This is a
co-operative project with the federal government's experi-
(continued page 10) Milking 80-odd cows is a mechanized operation at UBC farm.
mental farm at Saanichton and is being carried out with no
cost to the university except provision of the land.
But perhaps the most interesting experiment going on is
a long-term project in criss-cross breeding of cattle. Under
the direction of Dr. J. C. Berry, professor of animal science,
Ayrshire and Holstein cattle are cross bred and the crisscrossing started with two groups of crossbreds. Pure breeding is continued in both herds to provide the necessary
experimental controls.
According to an article in Country Life in British
Columbia, these experiments go a step farther than any
other such cross-breeding research so far attempted on this
continent. It will be five to ten years before results are
known. Proportions of genes coming from the two breeds
will stabilize at the fifth generation. The experiment will be
evaluated on the basis of milk production, growth rate,
conformation, longevity and net returns, among other
criteria. Three-breed crossing of beef cattle is also going on.
Genetically speaking the results should be most interesting. The UBC Ayrshire herd is about the most "closed"
herd on the continent. It is purer than the average dairy
herd and has maintained a level of production comparable
with any other herd in the country . . . and one of the
highest in Canada.
Island Classroom — (from P. 9)
UBC acquired the foundation herd of Ayrshires in 1929
while the Holstein cattle had their beginnings in the
Grauer, Colony Farm and Gilmore herds in the 1950's.
According to Dean Blythe Eagles, who shoulders the responsibility for the management of the farm, this project
in developing hybrids could provide the cattle of the future
for the ordinary farmer.
The Oyster River farm is staffed by a manager and six
men with half a dozen UBC students working there in the
summer as part of their practical training. The manager,
Mr. Leo Kansky, came from Czechoslovakia where he
obtained his earlier training in agriculture before taking his
Master's degree at UBC. Three herdsmen, a mechanic and
a laborer are supplemented in the summer by a cook.
It is interesting to note that there are more women in
degree courses in UBC's Faculty of Agriculture than in all
the agriculture faculties combined in the rest of Canada.
For some reason more British Columbia girls seem to be
interested in animals, and also they are encouraged by the
UBC faculty who see no reason why women should not do
as well as men in agricultural science.
Every summer there are 25 to 30 student applicants for
work at the farm. Six students are selected by Dean Eagles
and Mr. Kansky who try to get those whose specialities are
distributed through the various types of work done at the
farm. The different years are represented and they like to
have someone who has lived on a farm and someone who
never has.
A long summer spent on the Oyster River farm gives
the student an opportunity to see farm management at
work and to synthesize the various disciplines he has been
studying in his compartmentalized lectures on campus—
cropping, dairying principles, cattle breeding, nutrition.
The students agree that the theory learned in UBC
classrooms is well reinforced by a season or two on the
Oyster River farm. One girl who spent two summers there
thinks the work she did essential to applying for a job
after graduation with a United Nations agricultural research
station. During the past summer, for instance, she worked
on an experiment to bring a large group of cows and
heifers into heat simultaneously, with a view to having
them calve at the same time. It worked.
The "home" farm at Oyster River.
io AH Cottrell,
'Province" sports writer
John Owen . . . "whose good influence was
felt   in   many   sections   of   the   campus."
Tt has always seemed, down the years, that the single
J- constant on the ever-changing UBC athletic scene was
Johnny Owen.
Coaches came, and soon or late they went. Players, many
of them great players, flourished and in due course left to
become doctors, lawyers, architects, or even professional
Then a few weeks ago death took Johnny Owen away.
It would be impossible to come close to guessing how
many people in all walks of life were deeply touched by
Johnny's passing.
In 1937, a year after an accident that ended his own
athletic career, he came to UBC as coach of the hockey
team. He stayed on in various capacities until in 1946 he
was officially named trainer of the UBC teams and curator
for the School of Physical Education and Recreation.
From the first John Owen's association with players on
the many UBC teams brought out the characteristics for
which he became popular ... his essential mental cleanness,
his unfailing good temper and imperturbability.
Ask the Herb Capozzis, the Ted Hunts, the Danny
Olivers about Johnny Owen, or a thousand others to whom
he ministered in steamy dressing rooms. You'll get the same
unfailing picture of a fellow with, to quote Robert Osborne,
director of the UBC School of Physical Education and
Recreation, "an uncomplicated but very distinctive personality whose good influence was felt in very many sectors
of the campus."
Johnny, Welsh born, British Columbia educated, had his
first contact with the UBC campus in 1922 when he
worked as an employee of Barr and Anderson during
construction of the university. At the same time he was
making a reputation as a fine young hockey player. He
played for various teams, the best known of which was the
old Towers team which also had as members such early
day amateur heroes as Benny and Allan Fellowes and
Sherwood Lett (the late Chief Justice of the province.)
It was a little later that I came to know him when I
Johnny Owen is
coached a senior amateur team here. Johnny was one of my
players, though we were the same age. He was an exceptionally smooth and graceful skater. That was the thing for
which I have always remembered him best. That and his
cheerful equanimity.
In 1936 came the accident that seemed to end everything
for John Owen. He was working on the construction of the
new section of the old post office at Granville and Hastings
when he fell five storeys down an open shaft.
There was little hope at first that he would survive, but
after eight and one-half months in hospital he came out.
His subsequent recovery v/as as amazing as it was gratifying.
The following year his association with UBC athletics
began. And what an association it became!
He ministered to great UBC English rugby teams in their
games against touring teams from the British Isles, from
Fiji, New Zealand, Australia. He toured with them in their
World Cup jousts with the big California universities on
their home grounds.
I have before me a recent program, a program which
contains a handsome photo of the UBC-Canadian Olympic
hockey team, about to play, as part of their preparations for
the winter Olympics, the Czechoslovakian national team at
the PNE Forum. In the picture with them, at his usual
end spot, was that master of taping, Johnny Owen.
The trip with the hockey players to the Olympics in
Europe was undoubtedly Johnny's greatest. If it had to be
his last, it is good to recall that it was also his best. His
passing leaves an immense gap in the realm of amateur
sport which will be felt not only at UBC but in Vancouver
generally. We know that if there is ever a UBC Sports Hall
of Fame, his name will be up there at or near the top of the
honor roll.
A group of john owen's friends have met, and in
consultation with the Alumni Association and the
University it was agreed that a memorial to him
would be established. It is expected that this will
consist of two phases, the first the dedication of an
appropriate facility, and the second a scholarship or
bursary which would encourage a student to develop
an interest in the art of training.
The chairman of the group of trustees who have
agreed to serve is Mr. Harry Franklin and the
chairman of the memorial committee is Mr. R. J.
1 1 Clearing House
for Canadian Universities
Projections of student enrolment in our universities,
projections of costs, certification of institutions for
federal grants—three services basic to university planning in
Canada today and all provided by an organization with a
misleading name, The Canadian Universities Foundation.
The Foundation, despite its name, has no money of its
own to give away. It is the executive administration of the
National Conference of Canadian Universities and Colleges,
distributes federal grants to universities and performs such
other functions on behalf of the universities and colleges
of Canada as are better done by an incorporated body. The
NCCUC provides a bilingual forum for discussion of the
academic problems of the university community of Canada
at its annual conferences and at special conferences and
committee meetings, and in addition undertakes, or sponsors
studies of the more complex or intractable of those
A secretariat of some forty persons in all attempts to
look after the multiplying demands now being made of
both the Foundation and the Conference.
One of the most important of these services now "in the
works" is the specially commissioned study of the
financing of higher education, a study which would have
had no meaning in the early days of NCCUC. Fifty years
ago the large majority of universities and colleges of Canada
were private, denominational and privately supported.
Neither their appeal nor their support was provincial. Even
where provincial institutions were founded, the provincial
responsibility for higher education was not regarded as being
an exclusive one. It is only in very recent years that the
provinces have objected to certain kinds of federal government support for higher education, thus creating a general
uncertainty about the whole interpretation of the constitution in respect of higher education.
It is because of the acutely critical situation in which the
universities and colleges of Canada now find themselves that
NCCUC has spent a great deal of time over the past two
years launching this study of the financing of higher
education. It had the good fortune to obtain the services of
Professor Vincent Bladen, Dean of Arts of the University of
Toronto to chair this commission and of Dr. Louis Paul
Dugal, Dean of Science, University of Ottawa, Senator W.
McCutcheon, and Dr. Howard J. Ross, Chancellor, McGill
University, as other members.
The commission has been asked 'to study, and report and
make recommendations on the financing of the universities and colleges of Canada with particular reference to
the decade ending 1975.' In recent months they have been
travelling across Canada receiving briefs from various interested bodies, including the Alumni Association of The
University of British Columbia.
Finance, though perhaps the most pressing problem, is
only one of the many subjects interesting Canadian universities in which NCCUC is also involved. A study of one
of them, the international role of Canadian universities,
was completed in the last year. A special meeting of
NCCUC was held to consider its findings, and as a result
committees on international studies and activities were
established to foster the growth and development of international studies and to advise on, and attempt to assist in
the correlation of the international activities of the
universities and colleges of Canada.
As a third major activity of the past year, NCCUC
attempted to bring into being a Canadian council on
admission to college and university. Dr. E. S. Graham of
Royal Roads, having prepared a study on the feasibility of
establishing such a council, came to the conclusion that it
was feasible, and a committee was then struck consisting of
representatives of the NCCUC, the Canadian Education
Association, and the Federation des Colleges Classiques, to
prepare a draft constitution and plan the program for a
founding meeting. At a recent meeting of the CEA held in
Winnipeg the standing committee of Ministers of Education
heard a report on the proposal from Dr. Graham and
decided that they would like to study it further. That study
is now underway and NCCUC is awaiting the outcome
before proceeding further.
The  University Reserve  Training  Program  is  another
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subject under study by NCCUC. This program was one of
the casualties of the Government's reduction in defence
spending, suffering a cut of 50%. The Personnel Members
Committee of the Department of National Defence was
given the task of drawing up detailed recommendations
for implementing the cut and NCCUC was invited to
present its views through a special committee. In spite of
the best efforts of the committee, the program as it stands
is considered unsatisfactory and only to be regarded as
transitional. It is hoped that the Services will be able to
review the situation thoroughly within the coming year and
make proposals which the universities can accept.
The Canadian Universities Foundation, being charged
by the Minister of Finance with the responsibility for determining the eonditions of eligibility of institutions to
receive federal grants and certifying which institutions meet
the conditions, has a great deal to do with the distribution
of what is to individuals a great deal of money, but what
is at the moment a rapidly contracting percentage of the
universities budget. In the past year $26,778,000 was distributed to 84 institutions certified by CUF as qualified. The
grant represents $2 per head of population in nine provinces
(there is a separate arrangement with the Province of
Quebec) and NCCUC has made representations to the
federal government for an increase of $1 in the operating
grant as an emergency measure, pending the report of the
Bladen Commission. Additional representations were made
for a federal contribution of $300 million to the capital
needs of the universities and colleges of Canada over a
three-year period.
Not content with the foregoing major areas of university
concern, the combined executive committee of the
NCCUC and the Board of Directors of the CUF have kept
a wide variety of other activities under review. Here are
some actions of government during the past year on matters
about which NCCUC and CUF have made representations:
The National Housing Act has been amended 'to permit
loans to be made for university students' housing, co-operative type housing programs, and student accommodation
provided by charitable institutions.'
The Customs and Excise Division of the Department of
National Revenue revised their administrative procedures
to provide that no book intended for university libraries,
other than books specifically prohibited by the Courts,
should be refused entry to Canada.
An amendment to the Income Tax Act provided that
part-time students as well as full-time students would be
allowed to deduct their fees in excess of $25 from income
for tax purposes.
NCCUC also was responsible for a proposal, made last
year, which has resulted in the establishment of a scholarship and fellowship program within the French language
international community. This program, which provides
opportunities for scholarly and artistic inter-change with
France, Belgium and Switzerland, is administered by the
Canada Council. The first 40 scholars are now in attendance at universities across the country, to the great benefit
of graduate studies in bolh English and French language
With the same objective of fostering international cooperation, NCCUC last year endorsed the recommendation to government of the Commonwealth Scholarship Committee that a program of fellowships and visiting
awards be instituted. The recommendation has been adopted
and the details will be announced soon.
And then there was the Research and Information Service
which in the past year published, among other things, the
enrolment projections on which higher education in Canada
is largely being planned.
The National Conference of Canadian Universities and
Colleges is relatively old in Canada's chronology, and its
offshoot, the Canadian Universities Foundation, is relatively
young. A bill, already passed by Senate, is currently before
the House of Commons, designed to unite the Canadian
Universities Foundation and the National Conference of
Canadian Universities and Colleges into one Association of
Universities and Colleges of Canada. The new association
is designed to perform the functions of the two existing
organizations—with less shifting of gears.
13 Dr. N. J. Divinsky,
Professor of Mathematics
Research is necessary
"Teaching is not just the imparting of
knowledge from one who possesses it
to others to whom it is transmitted.
Above all, in a university, a teacher seeks
to engage students in the kinds of
inquiry that yield   and  test  knowledge.
What qualities in a person make him best fitted to reveal the beauties and mysteries of the world of the
mind? This difficult question cannot be fully answered
until we agree on what we mean by and what we want of,
the world of the mind.
To some, the world of the mind is primarily a place
where one obtains skills in order to practise a profession,
like medicine or engineering. To others, it is a place where
one primarily memorizes facts in order to feel well educated
and knowledgeable, perhaps superior. To others, it is a
place where one learns about ideas; a place where one's
soul can reach up to enormous heights. Ideally of course the
perfect student learns all three sides of this eternal triangle.
In music for example, there are utilitarians who primarily
play an instrument in a band or orchestra; there are
pedants who know every composer, his birth and death
date, and the names of every first violinist in every major
orchestra in the world; and there are music lovers who may
compose or study the construction of music—harmony,
counterpoint—and in this way deepen their pleasure by
deepening their understanding.
A passion for music combined with knowledge of music
structure makes a player a better player and makes a
pedant less likely to require satisfaction from empty
superiority. But even more important, the satisfactions from
both pedantry and utilitarianism are short lived and do not
serve for very long; whereas knowledge combined with love
of music continues to give satisfaction throughout one's life.
It is no wonder therefore that every scholar, every teacher
tries his best to promote and teach ideas and inner
structure—knowledge about his subject. He tries to lead his
students away from the sterility of pedantry and of pure
When a student enters a university he may believe that
utility is his prime goal. And he may judge his professors in
these terms. On the other hand his professors may wish to
lead him to the permanent beauties of their subject, even if
only part way. This creates a conflict, and students are not
always the best judges of their professors because of it.
Assuming then that we know what we want to accomplish, we must now decide what qualities in a person make
him best fitted to lead students to the permanent treasures
of the mind.
Some obvious qualities are: the teacher's knowledge of
his subject; the teacher's ability to communicate and the
teacher's ability to inspire.
With respect to knowledge, it is essential that a teacher
at the university level know the very latest facts. To do this
he must keep up with his subject. Even in a relatively
stable subject like mathematics, there is an amazing amount
of new information, new theorems, new concepts. The man
who took his PhD fifteen years ago, and has learnt nothing
new since then, is inadequate as a university teacher.
It is easy to say—"keep up with your subject"—but it is
almost a full time job in itself. To do this adequately a
teacher must be highly motivated. It has been my experience
that there is only one effective means of motivation in this
area, and that is the teacher's need to know the latest
material in order to solve research problems that he is
struggling with. Of course there are people who read
voraciously in their field even if they are not researching
but I believe that their reading is superficial compared to
the intense reading the researcher must do. There is a great
difference between hearing about new ideas and making
them your own to the point where you can use and love
Theorem I. The only effective motivation for keeping up
with the latest knowledge in a field is the motivation of research.
(continued page 16)
14 for university teaching
A teacher is best fitted for this task —
the task of enabling students to be active
participants in the pursuit of knowledge —
when he is himself active and creative
in research."
— Chancellor Edward Strong,
in the California Monthly,
Dr. Malcolm F. McGregor, BA'30, MA'31,
Professor and Head Department
of Classics
No experienced critic will argue that the lecturer or
teacher in a university should not engage in research;
indeed, research should enhance the quality of a man's
teaching. The danger today, however, is that an intolerable
emphasis is being placed by universities upon research
with the result that in many instances preoccupation with
research is destroying conscientious teaching.
The young man who accepts his first appointment should
spend most of his time upon his lectures and his students.
As a graduate student he has observed and he has been
told that promotion comes to those who publish. He is
naturally ambitious; consequently, he devotes himself to
the production of papers or a book (generally, his doctoral
thesis, which is only in exceptional cases worth publishing).
Inevitably, his performance in the classroom suffers. There
are various rungs upon the academic ladder. Having
reached one, our young man begins the climb to the next.
His career is based upon the thesis that his teaching must
not interfere with his research.
The dire results of the system affect not only students
but also the learned world. In this province it is impossible
to attend a meeting of intelligent laymen (e.g., alumni)
without hearing complaints about gross neglect of students,
especially at the lower levels, who are cast before teaching
assistants because the professional staff are too busy with
research to be troubled. The charges are exaggerated, of
course (many teaching assistants, being young and enthusiastic and born to teach, are excellent in the classroom), but
there is enough truth in them to stir the academic conscience. Yet we have made no genuine effort to introduce
The learned world suffers because so much that is
published is not worth publishing. The young man (and,
often, the older man) rushes into print with his ideas only
half formulated: six mediocre papers thrown together in a
year or so will do him more good than one thoughtful and
basic study painstakingly written and rewritten over three
or four years. To those who point out that papers submitted to journals are refereed I answer that editorial
standards are low and the referees belong to the "union."
As for the scholar (probably in the Humanities or Social
Sciences) who is writing a book, and who refuses to dash
off a series of short papers during its period of gestation, one
can easily imagine what effect the pressure to publish may
have upon his advancement or even his reputation outside
his own broad area of study.
The fundamental error is that we measure scholarship by
publications; worse, we measure by numbers of publications,
we count rather than weigh. I know and have known
professors who are first-rate. They read, they think, they
know precisely what is the state of knowledge in their
fields, they share their learning with their students, graduate
and undergraduate. But they do not publish. I fear that
this breed will disappear or be exiled to the junior institutions; this will add distinction to the latter, but it will be
a loss to the universities. (The adjective "junior" is not
used qualitatively).
Why do such scholars refuse to publish? There are many
answers: they lack the time, they are perfectionists and so
are never satisfied, writing does not attract them, they
think too much is being written, teaching demands their
total energies; there are other answers, more complex. None
of these detracts from a scholar's basic merit. I add that I
place the lazy man in a separate category; in any case, he is
not likely to be a working scholar or a superior teacher.
Although I do not welcome a man who neglects his
pedagogical responsibilities, I recognize the value to the
university and the learned world of the scholar who is
(continued page 16)
15 from p. 14 —Divinsky
from p. 15 — McGregor
Much has been written and said about the ability to
communicate. Of course there is a minimum level of
communication that must exist for any teaching to occur.
But I do feel that many people attach too much importance
to the outward form and not enough to what is the purpose
of the whole business.
The simple fact of the matter is that at the university
level students can make difficult material their own only by
themselves. They must know what material to work at and
where to find it but beyond that they must digest it,
stumble over it and practise it in the quiet of their own
rooms. Little is gained from a straight transmission ol
knowledge, even if it is transmitted in the most perfect
fashion. I have often been trapped by ignorance after a
"superb" series of lectures because the difficulties were made
too easy and I did not know they existed. On the other hand
some courses I took were presented in a rather confused
fashion. I had to work late into the night to make sense of
my notes. I had to manufacture proofs because many given
in class were unintelligible and in some cases actually
false! Now however that material is part of me.
And this brings us to the third aspect of teaching: inspiration. I do not believe this can be done artificially or with
tricks. Only by personal involvement, example, passion
and humor can a university teacher inspire. And in my
view there is only one way to be deeply involved, deeply in
love with and passionate about a subject and that is to be
struggling with it, to be delving into its mysteries, in short:
to be doing research.
Theorem 2. A necessary condition for inspiring university
students to take a serious interest in a subject,
is to be doing or to have done research in that
To sum up, teachers can be excellent only if they are
doing  creative research  in  their subject.  Of course  they
must attain a level of communication sufficient for their
students to find out about the material and to be inspired.
The problem is the extreme scarcity of excellent teachers!
There are polished talkers who become smooth transmitters
of somewhat old facts. There are researchers who dislike
students and dislike teaching. A university administrator's
job is not a happy one. Should he retain researchers who
cannot communicate or should he retain communicators
who cannot do research?
Academic excellence can only be achieved with researchers, and there is at least the hope that even an
incoherent researcher can be taught or forced to learn a
sufficient amount of communication techniques. Non-
researchers, even if they are excellent communicators, can
at best give us mediocrity. Which do you want for your
children? □
completely involved in his research and uninterested in
teaching. I should give him a research-appointment and
ban him from the classroom.
Curiously enough, few spokesmen for a university would
disagree violently with most of my statements: yes, excellent teaching is important and should be so recognized
and rewarded; yes, numbers of papers are less significant
than contributions of quality; yes, some scholars of the first
rank work more slowly than other scholars of the first rank;
yes, certain indispensable contributions to the university's
reputation do not take the form of publication.
In practice, on the other hand, "publish or perish" is the
Damoklean sword that hangs over the head of the young
scholar. The chief victims are the students, who, befogged
and anonymous in the classroom, are finding it more and
more difficult to locate and sit down with instructors
outside the classroom. According to a current article by
S. M. Lipset and P. Seabury (The Reporter, January 28,
1965, pp. 36-40), one underlying cause of the recent disturbances at the University of California, Berkeley, is that
the university has become "a research center perched precariously on a mountain of somewhat neglected undergraduates. The students feel remote. . . ." They are concerned about "the extent to which the university fosters
research at the expense of teaching. . . ."
Research we must have. But our graduate students must
have been undergraduates and it is in our own interests
to guarantee that their preparation is of the best. Mediocre
teaching of undergraduates will produce mediocre graduate
students. Many a man has been inspired to undertake a
graduate career by meeting a great teacher in his earlier
years; and, perhaps, has become a respected scholar.
It is predicted that within a few years we shall have at
the University of British Columbia 5,500 graduate students.
Do we forget the accompanying prediction of 16,500 undergraduates? Not all these will enter graduate studies, all
have a right to instruction that is at least competent and
interested. We must not alienate our teachers from the
classroom. We must convince them that research (which
is indispensable to a university) should be carried out in the
time left over from teaching and students. We must, in a
word, restore their perspective.
The solution to the problem that we ourselves have
created lies with us; specifically, with Heads of Departments and Deans of Faculties, in whose hands lies the chief
power to reward members of the Faculty. Let them insist
that the classrooms be manned by those who look on teaching as the first responsibility; let them insist that distinction
in teaching be placed on an equality with distinction in
research. Sometimes these two qualities will be embodied in
a single professor; sometimes they will not. But the superb
teacher must never be treated as a second-class member of
the community, even if he never writes a line.
My advice to the young man at the beginning of his
career is: "Never let your research interfere with your
teaching." □
16 John Arnett,
'Vancouver Sun" Education Reporter
Trail Breaker
Active Retirement
Dr. L. S. Klinck (seated)  with his two successors in Agriculture
Faculty, Dr. F. M. Clement  (L)  and Dean Blythe Eagles.
H' | 'he only ambition I ever had in
•*•   my life was to be a farmer."
It was an unusual thing for a distinguished elder statesman of Canadian higher education to say, but not
surprising from Leonard Sylvanus
Klinck, a farm boy who became a
university president against his will
and guided that university along a
troubled path to greatness.
Today, in secluded retirement in his
West Vancouver home, he has
achieved the one goal that eluded him
in his long career in higher education
—he has returned to work with the
"I vowed that I would go back to
the land when I retired, provided that
it didn't measure more than 60 feet by
200 feet," he says with a twinkle in
his slate-grey eyes.
"And I have done just that. The
neighbours were very good, they saw
this old man puttering about in the
garden and they offered to help me
out, but I thanked them and said no,
I wanted to have the opportunity to
make my own mistakes. Well," he
adds with a chuckle, "I have made a
lot of them in my garden, but I have
had plenty of time to do it."
Illness has bowed the once straight
shoulders of the Ontario-born farm
lad who was described half a century
ago by a Vancouver newspaper as a
"great hearty young man of booming
voice and plenty of brawn, a true son
of the farm."
The booming voice is softer now, at
the age of 88, but the mind is as keen
as ever.
Laying  the  foundations
A man who always believed that a
good executive should remain in the
background Dr. Klinck is reluctant to
talk about his role in laying the
foundation stones for higher education
in this province. But in a rare interview with this reporter he did admit:
"As the old man gets older, he is inclined to babble a little more than he
Leonard Klinck first came to Vancouver in the spring of 1914 to help
draw up a blueprint for the fledgling
University of British Columbia. He
admits he wanted to get the job over
and done with as quickly as possible
and return to his job as head of the
department of cereal husbandry at McGill University's Macdonald College.
So interested was he in his research
work there that he had turned down
eight offers to join agricultural faculties
in major universities in Canada and
the U. S.
"I had never even heard of the then
president of the University of B.C., Dr.
Wesbrook," he recalls "and I had only
vaguely heard that a new university
was being developed in British
But he had been called upon by
President F. F. Wesbrook to examine
reports of the university site commission and the committee of landscape
architects and also discuss proposed
sites for a faculty of agriculture for the
university. He had responded because,
though it meant a prolonged absence
from his research laboratories at Macdonald College, he felt it his duty to
aid the cause of higher education in
Canada wherever he could. The last
thought he had in mind was joining
the faculty of the young institution.
But as later events were to prove,
young Leonard Klinck was to remain a
practising agronomist for only four
more years. He was to remain at UBC
as the head of the faculty of agriculture and, in 1919, to reluctantly
assume the presidency of the institu-
(continued page 18)
17 Trail Breaker—
(from p. 17)
The strapping young man with the
booming voice was to face, in later
years, accusations from a hostile student body and alumni that he was an
incompetent administrator. And he
would have to fight off claims from
many quarters in the province that
the university was an expensive luxury
and demands that it be closed down.
Yet he was to emerge from some of
the most harrowing times ever faced
by a university administrator in
Canada to see The University of British Columbia setting out along a path
that would carry it to eminence in the
field of higher education on this
Grandiose promises
"When I first saw the land set
aside for the Point Grey campus in
1914," he recalls, "it was nothing
much more than a wilderness of
gigantic stumps and burned out tree
trunks standing against the sky."
Loggers had been over it twice, first
in the 1870's when they stripped it of
its finest timber and later to log the
second growth.
But Dr. Klinck admits that even in
those days when the vast potential
wealth of his province was largely
unknown, an agronomist with a knowledge of the value of millions of acres
of uncharted forest could see a prosperous future for British Columbia. In
fact, it was the promise by the government of two million acres of forest
land as a permanent endowment for
the university that was one of the big
reasons for his decision to come to
The assurances too, on the part of
President Wesbrook and the then
Premier Sir Richard McBride that an
agriculture faculty that would be
second to none on the continent would
be built up at UBC was also a
tempting prospect for an agronomist.
War intervenes
So, after doing his consultation job
here in 1914, Dr. Klinck was persuaded to join the UBC faculty—the
first man appointed after President
Wesbrook—and he returned to Macdonald College to pack his belongings,
pick up his wife and son and head
back west.
World War I broke out the day he
stepped   on   the   westbound   train   in
Montreal and its opening shots shattered the vision of the University of
British Columbia that had been set
before Klinck when he accepted the
job offer.
Government funds earmarked for
the university had to be diverted as
Canada geared for war. The government's grandiose promise of two million acres of forest remained just a
promise and the university got involved in a series of crises that were to
continue for more than twenty years.
Pick and shovel days
The young agronomist who a few
years earlier had worked alongside
French-Canadian and Indian laborers
with a pick and a shovel to lay the
foundations for modern laboratories
and buildings at Macdonald College
found himself pioneering once again.
With his wife and son he lived in a
tent on the campus for varying periods
during the years 1914 to 1917. "Tough
days, but happy days too, dreaming of
what the university would one day be
He supervised the clearing of the
land and laid out plots for the growing
of plants and doing experiments in
connection with his agronomy work.
"I didn't get to the war, but the
campus must have resembled a battlefield of France," he said. "The giant
stumps were dynamited and there
were gaping water-filled holes all over
the place."
Around 1917, when the university
was still operating in the Fairview
Shacks on the site of the present Vancouver General Hospital, he started to
conduct the first lectures ever given on
the Point Grey campus.
The presidency
With the illness of President Wesbrook, Dr. Klinck undertook more and
more administrative work. And when
Dr. Wesbrook died in 1919 Dr. Klinck
was asked to take over the presidency.
He turned the Board of Governors
"I didn't want to become president
of the university, but the Board kept
pressuring me to take the job. I was
more interested in being a dean of
agriculture, and to tell the truth, I
was more interested in being a professor of agronomy than dean of
Finally he yielded to the pressure
and on June 1, 1919, Dean Klinck
became President Klinck.
As   a   university   administrator   he
preferred to stay in the background;
he admits he had very little to do
with the famed Great Trek of 1922.
Recalls Dr. Klinck: "I didn't praise
the students for doing it and I didn't
oppose it. The students kept me informed of their intentions and I appreciated their courtesy in telling me
what they were doing. But I do know
that university presidents across the
country thought it was a very risky
thing for a student body to do because
it could antagonize the government
and cut down on grants.
"Probably they were right, but as it
turned out, they were wrong. The
outcome of the Great Trek exceeded
all expectations."
Years of controversy
Dr. Klinck, the quiet administrator,
became the centre of a headline-
making controversy in the spring of
1932 when, with government grants
slashed because of the depression,
both students and alumni accused him
of spending too much money on
the agriculture faculty. He was also
charged with lack of leadership and
failure to "sell the university to the
The criticisms, accusations and, as a
speaker at one meeting put it, the
"damnable, despicable and comtemp-
tible" actions of the alumni in even
thinking of questioning the president
about his actions, generated more hot
air than action and the president was
finally endorsed by the Board of
Governors. The Senate, however, did
pass a vote of lack of confidence in
The Vancouver Sun, in an editorial
at the time, said the president was a
victim of circumstances. "In view of
this and in view of his past successes
and distinguished service there seems
to be little fairness in the attempt to
blame the president for the misfortunes that have befallen the university."
When he retired the Sun said:
"Over a period of 25 years Dr. Klinck
has been a very sound and progressive
influence on the formative years of
higher education in B.C. and we owe
him a great debt for this service."
Return to the land
On retirement Dr. Klinck donated
his personal library to the University
and closed that chapter of his life.
His love for the land is exemplified
in his West Vancouver garden with
18 Trail Breaker—
(from p. 18)
its neat rock terraces, billiard table-
smooth lawns with almost knife-sharp
edges and profusion of shrubs—43
different species.
And just as he had worked as a
young man to clear the land first for
Macdonald College and later for UBC,
he cleared the land around his home.
He has worked on his garden with
the thoroughness that was characteristic of him as an administrator.
"All the soil on this property has
been put through the sieve twice," he
said. "On the front terraces there is
18 inches of sifted soil before you hit
a stone."
One of Dr. Klinck's most valued
possessions and a permanent link with
the early days at UBC is an arbutus
wood bowl, an exquisite example of
the woodworker's art, with a UBC
crest carved in the centre and inlaid
with laburnum wood. The wood is
from one of three arbutus trees that
stood on the campus when he first
went there and which was preserved
for years at the north end of the
armory until it had to go when an
addition was built.
When this tree which Dr. Klinck
admired so much he had had a fence
built around it to protect it, was cut
down, Dr. Shrum, a close friend and
associate, had a bowl and some book-
ends made from the trunk and presented to Dr. Klinck.
Quiet days
Aside from his garden, Dr. Klinck's
other major interest has been preparing a family history. He has delved
back seven generations in his work.
"I also do quite a bit of reading,
but not in any narrow sphere."
Dr. Klinck is reluctant to comment
on developments that have occurred
in the university since he left more
than 20 years ago. He has been described by one writer as being "dignified, unhurried, precise in speech and
scrupulously aware that there are two
sides to every question, an answer only
forthcoming when both have been
equally examined and weighed."
And that is exactly his position
today in refraining from commenting
on developments in higher education.
"I'm an old man, I just can't keep up
with everything that is going on,
therefore I just don't feel qualified to
comment," he says.
Scholarship Winners
Honoured at Tea
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie and Chancellor Phyllis Ross chat
with a scholarship student at tea.
A "first annual" tea was arranged
in January by the Alumni Association
office for all winners now on campus
of the Norman MacKenzie Alumni
Scholarship. Seven of the eight American winners were present to meet their
Canadian counterparts, as well as
members of the University administration, faculty and alumni.
Chancellor Ross was among those
present and Dr. and Mrs. N. A. M.
MacKenzie in whose honor the
scholarship was named. There was, in
fact, an excellent representation of key
people to meet and mingle with this
group of undergraduates in whom the
alumni have such a special interest.
The tea, strictly informal with no
speeches and no receiving line, was
held in the Faculty Club.
Yorkeen becomes
Visitors' residence
"Yorkeen," the University's latest
property acquisition, has found its role
in life. Now it is a functioning unit in
the University complex, its function to
house guests of the University. Some
of these guests will be persons attending short courses and seminars provided at UBC, some will be visiting
academics, some the parents of out-
of-town students who live in residence,
and some UBC alumni who wish to
stay briefly on campus.
"Yorkeen" will pay its way, says
John Haar, UBC Director of Housing.
Guests staying there will pay $3 to $5
a day. The main downstairs social
rooms which will be used for seminars
and similar activities will contribute to
revenues, and the squash courts will
be rented by the hour to members of
the University family.
In ihe first few weeks after being put
into use early in January "Yorkeen"
has had as guests forty commercial
fishermen here for an 18-day short
course, several post-doctorals and other
short-term visitors, some individuals
from New Zealand, a visitor from
Japan. Expected are some of the teams
for the national basketball playdowns.
Alumni, like all the others who wish
to use "Yorkeen's" facilities, should
contact John Haar, UBC Director of
Winners from USA
Eight students from south of the
line are at UBC this year on Norman MacKenzie scholarships. They
are: Steven Porsche, Evanston, 111.;
Janice Poole, Corvallis, Ore.; Nancy
Parker, Brewerton, N.Y.; Mary North,
Sag Harbour, L.I., N.Y.; Ernestine
Young, Nampa, Idaho; Clive Smith,
Elizabeth, N.J.; Edward Ryan, San
Francisco, Calif.; Thomas E. Kovsky,
Colorado Springs, Colo.
19 It was
at UBC
Top: L. toR.
Robert Strachan; Donald Brothers,
LLB'49; Leo Nimsick; L. R. Peterson,
LLB'49; Dean Curtis; George Cunningham, Chairman, Board of Governors; Byron Hender Comm. IV; Randolph Harding, Dean Myers (back to
camera ).
Mr.   and   Mrs.   Waldo   Skillings
Harris,   BA'37)    and   John   Haar,
It was mla day on campus January 30
when twenty-six members of the legislature, many accompanied by their
wives, were guests of the Alumni
Association and the University. Three
cabinet ministers, Messrs. W. D. Black,
Donald Brothers and Leslie Peterson,
found time in those opening days of
the session to make the trip from Victoria, as well as speaker William
Murray, S.C. Whip Bert Price, and
Leader of the Opposition Robert
The visitors arrived at the University
before noon, were taken on a whirlwind bus tour of the campus, with a
commentary provided by Mr. James
Banham, then given lunch in the
Gordon Shrum Commons after a welcome by President Macdonald and Mr.
Rod Macdonald, vice-president of the
Alumni Association, and a chalk talk
on campus development plans by Mr.
John Porter, architect planner.
After lunch bus groups were formed
for guided tours of particular parts of
the campus. An hour later everyone
Dr. C. A.
Mr. and Mrs.
Rod Macdonald;
The Hon.
L. R. Peterson;
Dr. John B.
met again at International House for
coffee and to hear a short address by
President Macdonald on the University's academic planning.
Question periods produced queries
that ranged from "What percentage of
our young people can profit by university education?" (to which Dr.
Macdonald replied that no one has
the answer) to parking problems.
Some typical comments on the reaction sheets completed by the visitors
were: "All-round, an excellent and
commendable idea, one that should be
repeated! Glad to be a participant."
"11:15 to 4 p.m. is not sufficient time.
Instead of returning at 5 p.m.—extend
return until 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.." "Ask
MLA's what particular field they
would like to concentrate on. Then
each group could take a weekend for
each one of their subjects."
The consensus of the group seemed
to be "let's do it again," which was
the secret hope of the Association from
the beginning!
'OMffflKS 'ST
The cornerstone has been laid
... now let us build
-   Average'
W4>50T   100,576.61
1     3,728      89,370.75
1     2,527      36,749.55
1    2,167      30,079.00
1    1,715     23,187.98
1    1,290      15,330.25
11.88 PARTICIPATION, not amount,
was the watchword in
1964, and graduates
responded to the Alumni
Annual Giving Program
as never before.
In past years Alumni
Annual Giving to our
Alma Mater has
represented as much the
moral as the financial
support of the alumni.
New Donors
Best Class
Giving through AAG
has been a practical
demonstration of interest
in the University and has
provided for, or materially
assisted, many valuable
University services.
An  award   given   to
those who have donated   for   five   years
or more
Corporate Matching
Canadian General Electric Co. Ltd.
Capital Management Ltd.
Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd.
Hooker Chemicals Ltd.
Hudson's Bay Oil and Gas Co. Ltd.
International Business Machines Co.
Midland-Ross Corporation
Rio Algom Mines Ltd.
Smith,  Kline and French
IMiiiii Total Donors
The University of B.C.
requires ... $29,760,000
in capital funds to take
care of an anticipated
enrolment of 22,000
students by 1970.
The nurses
The engineers
The medics
Some major
President's Fund                   $17,663.91
Norman MacKenzie
Scholarships                       14,700.00
Library                                     7,500.00
Athletics and Recreational
Facilities                                4,000.00
Frederic Wood Theatre
Foundation                           3,000.00
Norman MacKenzie American
Scholarships                         1,547.27
Alumni Graduate
Scholarships                         3,000.00
Sherwood   Lett   Memorial
Fund                                    25,000.00
UBC Rowing Club                 2,500.00
Canadian Olympic Hockey
m                                   2,150.00
Best Area
Northern Ontario
Niagara Peninsula
Prince George
University of Victoria
requires ... $9,180,000
for an anticipated
enrolment of 4,500
• •       •
Simon Fraser University
expects 7,000 students
by 1970 and must have
• •      •
The universities are the
foundation of our
province's future progress.
Literally — we build our
future when we build our
iiflS"aM;ilii;»lilJiW^ Dean Blythe Eagles, chairman 1916-29 decade committee, with
R. H. (Bob) Lee, BCom'56 (R), chairman Vancouver organization
of AAG '65, and Gordon Thorn, AAG Director.
Ray Wickland, fullback.
Dean Gage (centre) and David Brousson  (R)  exchange views with Norman MacKenzie Scholarship winners at tea.
View from south of Student Union core building.
Architect: Kenneth R. Snider, M.R.A.I.C.
24 Pierre Berton
author of the uncomfortable
"Comfortable Pew"
will be the
Featured  Speaker
at the
Annual Alumni
B.C. through the
eastern looking-glass
Wednesday, May 12, 1965
6:00 p.m.
Ballroom, Bayshore Inn
Tickets: $5.00 each
Advance ticket reservations for this
important event are advisable, and
may be made by writing or phoning
the UBC Alumni office (CA 4-4366)
for further information. Friends and
spouses are welcome.
Pierre Berton, BA'41
Pierre berton's The Comfortable
Pew, published in January, may very
easily become the most talked of book
in 1965. Here are a few quotes: "We
aimed high, because we thought the
subject a major one, and there was a
chance that Mr. Berton might see it
in this light." That is the Anglican
Church speaking.
This is the author: "In the great
issues of our time, the voice of the
Church, when it has been heard at all.
has been weak, tardy, equivocal, and
irrelevant. In those basic conflicts,
which ought to be tormenting every
Christian conscience—questions of
war and peace, of racial brotherhood,
of justice versus revenge, to name
three—the Church has trailed far
behind the atheists, the agnostics, the
free thinkers, the journalists, the scientists, the social workers, and even, on
occasion, the politicians."
"Religion as we know it, as distinct
from Christianity, is, in my opinion,
coming to an end, in spite of the
present evidences of its power. And
Chn5tianity, if it is to survive as a
meaningful faith and ethic, must rid
itself of religion's trappings and false
goals. It has been my observation that,
just as many 'religious' people are not
really Christians, so many others, for
whom Christianity is genuinely the
clue to life and conduct, do not need
or want what is called 'religion' in
the New Age."
25 News of the University
Forestry has
Dean is
Dr. Kaspar Naegele
The university community was
shocked and saddened by the sudden
death, on February 6, of Dr. Kaspar
Naegele, Dean of Arts at The University of British Columbia.
During his less than 10 years at
this University Dr. Naegele made a
deep impression on many students and
staff members as a brilliant scholar, a
dedicated and inspiring teacher and,
to those who knew him best, a sensitive and considerate colleague. His
was an inquiring mind, with an impressive breadth of knowledge and a
penetrating insight into a wide range
of issues.
Dr. Naegele was born in Stuttgart,
Germany, in 1923, and came to Canada
in 1940. He taught briefly at the
University of New Brunswick, and
was a visiting professor at the University of Oslo, Norway, before joining
UBC as Assistant Professor of
Sociology in   1954.
While here he published a significant number of stimulating articles
in scholarly journals, as well as
numerous original essays in several
In recognition of his talents a
special committee appointed by President Macdonald unanimously chose
Dr. Naegele as the new Dean of Arts
to succeed Dean S. N. F. Chant on his
retirement in the spring of 1964. Dean
Naegele had already distinguished himself at his new post by the time of his
He is survived by his wife, Daphne,
and three children, as well as his
father and two brothers.
The University, and the larger community, has lost a distinguished member whose influence was much needed,
and in whom it had high hopes for
the future. —S. J.
Noted Alumnus
Visits Alma Mater
Vancouver Sun photo
Dr. Homer A. Thompson,
BA'25, MA'27, LLD'49
A snow-clogged campus that looked
as if it had been transplanted from
the province's hinterland was no
deterrent to the enthusiasts who
wished to hear Dr. Homer A. Thompson speak on Athenian archeology.
Both his afternoon and evening lectures drew full houses that day in
early January.
Dr. Thompson, one of UBC's most
distinguished alumni, a world-renowned authority in his field, is
attached to the American School of
Classical Studies at Athens. He has
spent thirty years on the excavation of
the Athenian Agora—counterpart of
the Roman forum—and since 1946
has been field director of the excavation.
Some ninety leading North American universities, UBC and Toronto
being the sole Canadian representatives, support this project.
New Head
At first glance chemistry may seem
an unlikely route to the top post in the
Faculty of Forestry, but that is the
one the recently appointed dean, Dr.
Joseph A. F. Gardner, followed. His
comment: "The fact that I am a
chemist underlines what most people
in the forestry industry acknowledge:
that industrial chemistry must contribute to forestry's inter-disciplinary
use of the basic sciences."
Dr. Gardner, an honors graduate of
UBC, took his PhD at McGill and
since 1947 has been with the federal
government's Forest Products Laboratory. He was appointed director of the
laboratory in 1963, and, effective
February this year, became dean of the
Faculty of Forestry.
Dr. Joseph A. Gardner,
BA'40, MA'42
Plans Chosen
The results of the architectural competition for the $3.9 million Student
Union Building were announced in
January. First place contestant, and
the architect who will carry out the
work, is Kenneth R. Snider, M.R.A.I.C.
of Winnipeg.
Only the core building will be proceeded with immediately. The architect's sketch of this is reproduced on
page 24 of the Chronicle.
26 >v     -IT     x
27 News of the University
Ninetieth birthday party
Prof. Buck,
Dr. N. A. M.
Dr. A. f. Barss
Professor emeritus frank e. buck,
who turned ninety on December 8th
of last year, celebrated his birthday
with a party arranged by himself and
held in the Social Suite of the Faculty
Club. The eighteen guests were members of the Faculty of Agriculture at
the time of his retirement and Dr. N.
A. M. MacKenzie who, as president at
the time, was an ex officio member of
the Faculty. Dr. J. B. Macdonald, also
invited, was unable to attend because
of a prior commitment.
Dr. Buck joined the Faculty of
Agriculture in 1920 and officially retired in 1949. In addition to being
professor of horticulture, he was landscape architect to the university and
planned the campus from 1920-29.
He now holds the title of Professor
Emeritus of Ornamental Horticulture
and Floriculture.
More families
on campus
Most ubc undergraduates are employed during the summer and most
do not earn enough to finance, "even
at the most marginal level," a year's
university work. Not quite 28% of the
men students might just manage unaided to pay their way, but less than
3% of the women could be entirely
That is just a sample of the statistics
that have come out of a study of the
1964-65 registration.
The financial problem would appear
to be compounded for many students
by dependants. Figures furnished by
the students showed a total of 1760
children (exclusive of families of
graduate students), one freshman having four. It seems that 16.5% of men
students in all years are married, an
increase of 3.1% from last year's registration, and approximately half of
these are fathers. Better than 44% of
the men graduate students are married.
The percentage of married women
students,  11.1%, did not go up from
the previous year. Sixty per cent of
these women had children.
The statistics do not indicate how
many of the children are dependant,
nor how many are the offspring of
couples who are both students, so
that the total could be misleading.
Graduate objectives range from an
undecided 5.1% to 24.6% who plan on
teaching as a career. The objectives of
undergraduates showed an understandably higher number of the undecided,
14.7%, with teaching claiming a comparable 27.7%. Engineering accounts
for almost 10% in the graduate objectives and 8.4% in the undergraduate.
Low on the totem pole are architecture,
with only .1% of graduates interested,
but almost 2% of undergraduates; forestry, with .3% of graduates, 1.6% of
undergraduates; pharmacy, .6% of
graduates, 1.4% of undergraduates. For
various reasons, as the Office of Student Services points out, all these figures are approximations.
And finally, the study discloses a
fact that is bound to have its effect on
many facets of campus life—there is
a consistent increase in the proportion
of students who are women.
Major gift to
graduate school
Ubc's dream of a first-rank graduate
school came a great deal closer to
realization with the receipt last February of two gifts totalling nearly $7
From Dr. H. R. MacMillan came a
personal gift of $3 million which, with
earnings, may amount to nearly $4
million. This will build up UBC's
library over the next ten years to two
million volumes, making it the best in
Canada. A gift from the H.R. MacMillan Family Fund provides $3.2 million over 20 years for fellowships for
PhD students.
Each fellowship will provide $3,200
a year for up to three years. The first
15 H. R. MacMillan Family Fellowships will be available next September;
the following year there will be 30
fellowships available, including renewals, and in September 1967, 45
fellowships, including renewals, and
the same number, including renewals,
each year for 17 years thereafter.
The greatly strengthened library
will encourage scholars to work at this
University; the more generous fellowships for PhD students will make it
possible for us to compete with American universities for Canada's brightest
graduate students.
New staffer
A recent appointment to the staff of
the University Resources Committee is
Mrs. Joan (Kelly) Pearce. She fills
the newly-created post of program
assistant in the Alumni Annual Giving
branch, and her hand, though probably anonymous, may be detected in
future in the information bulletins
which will be issued from time to time
by that office.
When Mrs. Pearce, a fellow of
Trinity College, London, England,
completes her voter's registration or
other such documents, she lists "Occupation: writer." After the "usual
writing struggles," as she says, she has
had many scripts accepted by BBC
and CBC, as well as magazine articles.
For the past seven years she has taught
creative writing in the fields of radio,
TV, films and short story for the departments of adult education of the
Vancouver, North Vancouver and
other lower mainland school boards.
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29 Alumni Association News
Board  members   L.  to  R.:
George Cumming.
Dr.   J.   Kania,  Dr.   Frank   Turnbull,   Stan   Evans,  Mrs.   D.   C.   Ellis,
Board Meets in
Totem Park Commons
The year 1965 started out with a
rather special meeting of the Alumni
Association Board of Management with
Convocation members of Senate as
invited guests.
For some years past Convocation
members have been invited to a regular quarterly meeting of the Board, but
last January there were two other special features of the evening. In the first
place, the group met for dinner in the
Totem Park Commons and business in
the Commons lounge, giving everyone
an opportunity to see something of the
latest addition to student residences on
the campus.
In the second place, with regular
business disposed of as rapidly as possible, a long evening was given over to
discussion of Guideposts to Innovation. Study groups of the Board had
been working on Guideposts for weeks
previously and were prepared with
reports. The discussion which followed each report demonstrated that
alumni have a lively and informed
interest in all phases of university life.
Guideposts to Innovation, as Chronicle readers scarcely need to be reminded, is a recent publication of the
University which "represents an attempt to define some goals for the
University and to seek ways of
achieving them."
Chicago Area Party
meet the Alumni president has been reported by Margaret Mary Thompson.
"Not   only   was   it   a   marvellous
alumni reunion, it also uncovered
more Lost Souls for UBC! Our Chicago area party on Sunday (January
23rd) was a whopping success, in
spite of the storm that started late
Friday and continued until Wednesday; by Sunday, virtually the whole
of the Chicago area was without telephone or power—the streets were iced,
trees were blocking roads, and fallen
power lines created a real problem.
However, we did have our party as
scheduled, and those who braved the
elements found a warm house ablaze
with lights. David Brousson arrived
safely, bearing glad tidings from the
west coast, and our other guests discovered many mutual friends."
Have You a Job?
Thousands of UBC students will
soon be looking for summer occupations, part-time work, full-time jobs,
what-have-you. If you have anything
to offer, for either men or women,
please send details of the nature of
the job, the hours and the salary to:
Chancellor Visits
American Branches
Alumni gathered in Seattle on
February 5 and in Portland on February 6 to hear Dr. Phyllis Ross,
Chancellor of UBC, address them.
Here is a small portion of Dr. Ross's
description of the UBC campus today:
"The physical changes at The University of British Columbia over the
last few years are almost overwhelming, as the academic community transforms itself to accommodate the needs
of the thousands of students who come
now in waves and will in the future
come in veritable assault waves to our
"In British Columbia's fourth largest city—for such the University is—
buildings arise within a few months to
cover open spaces where you once
played tennis or admired gardens or
strolled with friends between a lecture
by Dr. Sedgewick and a laboratory
with Dr. Shrum. Everywhere there is
a ceaseless movement—the coming and
going of more than 16,000 students
in or on almost every form of locomotion known to man . . . One is
overwhelmed by the impression of a
university—or perhaps I should use
the word of recent coinage: multiversity—alive, bustling, progressive,
filled with the yeast and ferment of
new ideas, new plans, new procedures."
Mr. Miles Hacking,
Placement Officer,
Office of Student Services, UBC.
Returned mail costs money and is
inefficient. If your alumni mail is
not correctly addressed, please clip
current address label and send it to
us with the change.
Annual Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the
annual meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of British
Columbia will be held at the hour of
6:oo p.m. on Wednesday, May 12,
1965, in the Banquet Room, Bayshore
Inn, Vancouver, B.C.
Members of the Association in good
standing are eligible and welcome to
attend. Members wishing to submit
nominations for any position on the
Board of Management must do so at
least seven clear days before the date
of the Annual Meeting. Nominations
must be in writing, signed by at least
two active members of the Association,
and must be accompanied by the
written consent of the nominee to
All nominations must be in the
hands of the Alumni Director on or
before May 5, 1965, at the Alumni
Office, 252 Brock Hall, UBC, Vancouver 8, B.C.
Tim Hollick-Kenyon,
Alumni Director.
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53,
Director, Alumni Association.
Often the pace of the office day is set by the mail
received in the alumni office. There are all kinds! Some
ask for information, many supply it, both heartwarming and
sad, the odd one complains about something, and occasionally there is a letter loaded with humor, and we enjoy it.
One alarmed young lady from a small B.C. community
that shall remain nameless writes: "I patiently take pen in
hand to see if I can't persuade you to let your right hand
know what your left is doing. Do you keep two sets of
files in your office, each heavily barricaded against opposing
file clerks? This is the only reasonable conclusion I can
come to after my repeated attempts to have you send the
Alumni Chronicle to me under my correct (married)
name. The only other alternative—that you take sadistic
pleasure in trying to persuade the people of this very
small town that I am living in sin—seems somewhat
farfetched as I can see no reason why you should have a
grudge against me. ... I make this last appeal to your good
sportsmanship and any vestiges of honor that may still be
kicking around. . . . Yours in hope and trust. . . ."
(This situation we quickly rectified.)
pwm Bis. dihsjdtoh'A da&k
would not still be on the ranch had I not been able to carry
on with my children's schooling in some fashion . . .
"It is no small source of pride to me to claim UBC as my
Alma Mater and I've watched her continued growth with
interest. Please also realize that those of us who do not
contribute are not simply uninterested or malingering.
Economic failures we may be but we still love UBC!"
*        *        *        *        *
Where oh where has my little plate gone?
A Victoria grad writes: "Please fellows, or girls ... let me
have my old plate back. Alma Mater's motto is Tuum Est,
and I don't know many people who had so much left up to
themselves as I did to get those two degrees. They aren't
very high quality emblems but they're all I've got. Now I
don't mind if you leave out the degrees altogether . . . but
when you drop my BA for the BEd it hurts just a little
right there . . .
"I'd really be hurt, of course, if the Chronicle stopped
coming. The world of scholarly discourse as it was in 1949
has certainly changed . . . It's more than the buildings. The
whole atmosphere is new. How do students survive these
days as people? I'm not one to spend much time on 'the
good old days,' but the news and speeches and ideas in the
Chronicle are often a good reminder of the crisp days when
only ideas counted, and money (though scarce) was mostly
a nuisance . . . And about that name-plate . . ."
One of the finest letters we have ever received in the
alumni office came in some time ago from an Arts grad
and I would like to share it with you:
"I've been receiving letters and blank cheques from your
Association ever since my graduation—but this is the first
time a reply (without money) has ever been requested. I
can't resist. A reply, at least, you shall get.
"I've been married to a rancher for nearly fifteen years
and ... we are expecting our eighth child. We were married
four months after I got my first job; so—most of my life
since graduation has been economically unproductive.
"We live on a really beautiful piece of property . . . but
we are far enough out of town that the amenities are
lacking. There are no schools . . . Mother has had to pinch
hit numerous times. I actually taught the oldest boy his
entire grade one and two. This summer the same boy and I
did as much French as we could manage . . .
"The point of all this discourse is to emphasize that my
education has been a source of great personal satisfaction
and enrichment to me and to my family. Very probably we
A Vancouver alumna voices concern about faculty
appearance: "I had decided not to contribute this year (to
AAG). Our young people, about to become UBC students,
have obtained very definite impressions during their visits
to the campus. Again and again they have reported how
shocked they are not only by the uncalled for informality of
the lectures, but also by the slovenly attire of the 'professors'.
Even Grade 12 students were aware of errors in the lesson
the lecturer was giving.
"What alarmed me even more was the fact that certain
professors were receiving newspaper publicity for statements obviously designed to undermine the basic decencies
of our society.
"However, I have reconsidered my decision, trusting
that there must still be at UBC a large proportion of good
lecturers and professors."
We appreciate the second look.
P.S. We would certainly like to have a letter from you—and
31 Up
TbuvA of CUumni
Send the editor your news, by press clippings
or personal letter. Your classmates are interested and so are we.
Norman   Alexander   Robertson,   BA,
LLD'45 is in Geneva where he is the
chief Canadian negotiator at the "Kennedy Round" of world tariff reductions.
Dr. Robertson is the holder of numerous
honorary degrees from various Canadian
universities and Cambridge, England.
Leslie Ernest Howlett, BA, MA(Tor.),
PhD(McGill), is the new president of
International Committee of Weights and
measures. Dr. Howlett joined the National Research Council in 1931 and
became assistant director of the division
of physics in 1948, associate director in
1949 and co-director in 1950. In 1955,
he was appointed director of the newly
established division of applied physics.
Dr. Howlett was elected a member of the
International Committee of Weights and
Measures in 1956. He was named president of the Advisory Committee for the
Definition of the Metre in 1956, and vice-
president of the International Committee
of Weights and Measures in 1960.
Herbert    H.    Ross,    BSA,    PhD(Ill.),
has been elected president of the Society
for the Study of Evolution after serving
that organization as secretary since 1958.
Ernest B. Bull, Q.C, BA, is British
Columbia's newest appeal court judge.
Mr. Justice Bull resigned from all his
business interests which included partnership in a law firm and directorship of
seven companies, to take up this appointment. He was called to the B.C. bar in
1931 and created Queen's Counsel in
Donald Stevenson Watson, BA, professor of economics at the George
Washington University in Washington,
D.C. is the author of a new book entitled
Price Theory in Action. The book is
intended, in the author's words, "to add
more flesh and motion, and thus more
color and life, to the skeleton which is
intermediate price theory."
F. Henry Johnson, BA, MA*35, PhD
(Tor.), has written the first history of
public education in British Columbia.
The 279-page book entitled A History
oj Public Education in British Columbia
covers all phases of elementary, secondary, adult, and higher education in the
province from 1849 to 1964. He states
"despite the fact that B.C. has one of the
most advanced educational systems in
Canada, the history of its growth and
development has never been written and
Alan Bell, BA, MA'34, PhD(McGill),
head of the Chemistry Division, Tennessee Eastman Company Research
Laboratories, Kingsport, Tennessee, is
the 1964 winner of the Southern Chemist
Award presented annually by the Memphis, Tennessee, section of the American
Chemical Society.
Laurance G. Harris, BA, has been
appointed vice-president and general
manager of the pulp and paper group of
MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River
Limited. Mr. Harris has been associated
with the M.B. & P.R. since 1946. For a
number of years he was manager of the
Company's Harmac pulp mill, near
Donald Fraser Hutchison, BA, is head
of personnel, Phillips Electric, England,
we heard through the grape vine. Alumni
may recall that Mr. Hutchison was president of the Student Council in 1931.
Raymond C. Bell, BA, BASc, has been
appointed Director, Technical Research,
Research and Development Division of
the Consolidated Mining and Smelting
Company at Trail, B.C. Mr. Bell has
been with Cominco since graduation.
The Hon. Mr. J. W. deB Farris, BA
(Acadia), LLD, was honored recently
when a group of members of the Vancouver Bar Association presented to the
association a portrait of Senator Farris
painted by the Canadian artist Cleeve
Home. This gesture was made to mark
the  Senator's  eighty-sixth  birthday.  His
32 Honorary degrees
for Alumni
Six honorary degrees were conferred
on four UBC graduates in recent months.
Colin Cameron Lucas, BASc'25,
MASc'26, PhD(Tor.), received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from
Acadia University last fall.
Margaret A. Ormsby, BA'29, MA'31,
PhD(Bryn Mawr), received the degree
of doctor of laws at ceremonies marking
the opening of the new University College on the Fort Garry campus of the
University of Manitoba.
J. Roy Daniells, BA'30, PhD(Tor),
received honorary doctor of laws degrees
from the University of Toronto and
from Queens University.
Walter C. Koerner, HA'60 received
honorary doctor of laws degrees from
the University of New Brunswick and
the University of Victoria.
wife, Dr. Evlyn F. Farris (nee Keirstead) LLD'42, was the first woman in
Canada to win an honorary doctorate.
For over 20 years she was a governor
of UBC and almost all that time she
was secretary of the UBC senate.
Aser Rothstein, BA, PhD(Rochester),
has been appointed co-chairman of the
University of Rochester's department of
radiation biology and co-director of its
atomic energy project. This is operated
at the University of Rochester by the
school of medicine and dentistry under
contract with the U.S. Atomic Energy
Commission and is a continuation of
the university's Second World War work
with the Manhattan project which was
the development of the atomic bomb.
Fred L. Hartley, BASc, has been
named chief executive officer of Union
Oil Co. of California. Mr. Hartley has
been Union's president since 1964. He
joined the company in 1939 as an engineering trainee immediately upon
graduation from UBC. He was elected
vice-president, research, in 1956. In 1960
W. P. T.
William P. T. McGhee, BA, BSF'47,
has been appointed chief forester for
Crown Zellerbach Canada Limited. Mr.
McGhee has been associated with the
B.C. forest industry for 28 years.
he became senior vice president, marketing, and was elected executive vice
president in 1963.
James Douglas McLeod, BASc, has
been appointed deputy director of the
water resources branch of the federal
department of natural resources. Since
1957, he has been chief engineer of the
water resources branch.
Milton C. Taylor, BSA, MSA'46,
professor of economics at Michigan State
University who recently completed a
study of the tax structures in three of
the Latin and South American countries,
warned that no amount of foreign aid
would have the desired results there
unless accompanied by tax and other
reforms to bring about broader distribution of wealth. Dr. Taylor draws his
conclusions from a recent fiscal mission
under auspices of the Joint Tax Program of the Organization of American
States and the Inter-American Bank. The
countries studied were Panama, Columbia and Peru.
Charles H. G. Bushell, BASc, has been
appointed Head, Mineral Treatment Research of the Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Company at Trail.
John McGowan, BASc, also with the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at Trail has been made Head,
Chemical Process Research Division.
John I. Goodlad, BA, MA'46, PhD
(Chicago), will be guest speaker at the
Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation in
Regina during Easter week this year. Dr.
Goodlad began his teaching career in a
one-room eight-grade school in British
Columbia. Today, he is Director of the
University Elementary School and Coordinator of the Program for the Education of Teachers at the University of
California,  Los Angeles.
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33 chief engineer of Letson and Burpee,
Ltd., Engineers, Machinery Manufacturers and Founders. Mr. McLeod first
joined the company as a design engineer
in 1946. In 1950 he became a jet engine
test design engineer with A. V. Roe. He
later served a major B.C. forestry company as resident engineer at its pulp mill
at Woodfibre, and as construction manager at its pulp mill at Port Alice. For
the past five years he has been plant
engineer at another West Coast pulp and
paper company's mill at Prince Rupert.
Walter Johnston Hartrick, BA, will
serve on a part-time basis as the first
Executive Director of the B.C. Educational Research Council. The appointment reflects the steady growth of the
Research Council. Since its inception in
1957 the Council has gradually extended
its activities through such efforts as publication of Studies and Reports. Dr.
Hartrick is an associate professor on the
Faculty of Education at UBC.
Milan Nastich, BA, BASc'48, manager of budget and financial reporting of
the Comptroller's Division of Ontario
Hydro was recently named Comptroller.
Mr. Nastich joined the Company in
1949 and spent six years with the
System Planning Division. The following
seven years he served as methods analyst for the Management Services Division, before transferring to the Comptroller's Division in 1962. Currently, he
is working toward his Master of Business
Administration at the University of
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Albert L. Babb, BASc, MS, PhD(Ill),
professor of Chemical Engineering and
Director of the Nuclear Reactor Laboratories was named chairman of the
department and professor of Nuclear
Engineering at the University of
Washington. Seattle. Dr. Babb has conducted significant research into aspects of
the processing of irradiated nuclear fuel
elements. These studies have been supported by the U.S. Atomic Energy
Commission for the past eight years. He
will preside at a session on creative
teaching in nuclear engineering at the
world congress on engineering education
in Chicago next June. A member of the
University of Washington faculty since
1952, Dr. Babb has been chairman of
the Nuclear Engineering Group in the
Graduate School, which has administered
the nuclear engineering curriculum in
collaboration with the College of Engineering.
William   Moore   Brummitt,   BA,   MD
(Tor.), was made a fellow of the Royal
College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada, in January and is now practising
paediatric anaesthesia at the Hospital
for Sick Children (Toronto) at the
University of Toronto.
Beatrice E. Houston, BA, was a successful candidate when she made her
first bid in municipal politics last
December. She was the only woman
who appeared on the ballot in the Maryborough, Ontario elections for representation of the Township's school board
Douglas C. Peck, BCom, BA'49, was
one of three Canadian journalists invited
to visit the United Kingdom and make
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God's creatures. He is Big Game. Nobody enjoys hunting lions
in Africa as much as The Man With A Plan does in stalking
his fellow human, the only animal known to cheer on his captor." So wrote a morose student of human affairs a few years
ago, expressing a, perhaps, unduly glum viewpoint. However,
he had a point for the citizen who has no intention of being
softened up to serve as the raw material for somebody else's
New Jerusalem. Such a recalcitrant individual keeps himself
well up on what's cooking, most conveniently through daily
reading of a good newspaper, like the Vancouver Sun, and is
always a jump ahead of the man eaters.
34 financial leaders and government officials.
He has been editor of Western Business
and Industry since December 1961.
Archie L. St. Louis, BCom, has been
promoted to general manager, Wilkinson
Company, Ltd., Vancouver steel service
centre. Mr. St. Louis joined the firm in
1948 and was in the purchasing department for nine years before becoming
assistant general manager.
James Ball, BASc, has been appointed
chief engineer for the Toronto engineering office of Arthur G. McKee and
Company of Canada. Formerly a partner
with the consulting firm of Ball, Craig,
Short and Co., he had previously served
as manager of engineering for R. M.
Way Co., and as chief engineer for
Giffels and Vallet, Canada, Ltd., of
Windsor, Ontario. Mr. Ball served for
five years with the RCAF during World
War II.
Leslie A. Garvie, BA, has been appointed general manager of the S. F.
Bowser Company Limited, Hamilton,
Ontario. He has had fourteen years of
successful marketing and sales management experience.
William Glennie, BA, MA'51, has
been named senior research chemist at
Crown Zellerbach Corporation's Camas,
Washington, central research division.
His chief study will be of wood
A. David Levy, BA, Soviet affairs expert, has been appointed to the newly-
created post of CBC correspondent in
Moscow. Mr. Levy specialized in Soviet
affairs and Russian language at UBC and
did postgraduate work at the London
School of Slavic and East European
studies. He taught Russian and modern
history at UBC.
Frederick N. A. Rowell, BA(Tor.),
LLB, was elected second vice-president
of the Canadian School Trustees Association at its convention in Winnipeg last
fall. Mr. Rowell at the time was second
vice-president of the B.C. School Trustees Association and later was elected
first vice-president of B.C.S.T.A. He is a
trustee on the Vancouver School Board.
Thomas William Barker, BA, has been
appointed regional treasurer with American Life Insurance Company located in
Karachi, Pakistan. Prior to joining
American Life, Mr. Barker was manager
in the Maracaibo, Venezuela Office of
the International public accounting firm
of Price Waterhouse and Company.
James D. Beaton, BSA, MSA'53,
PhD(Utah), who joined Consolidated
Mining and Smelting Company in 1961
as soil scientist, has been promoted to
head of soil science research.
Winston Oliver Cameron, BCom, has
joined Hooker Chemicals Limited in
Vancouver as industrial relations administrator. Mr. Cameron has specialized
in the industrial relations field in Canada
and the United States since 1951 and
has frequently written articles in trade
Woodland E. Erlebach, BASc, MASc
'53 is presently assistant Technical Direc-
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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
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New Jersey.
G. Aubrey Reed, BA, BSW'52, MSW
'53, has recently been appointed Regional
Director with the Department of Social
Welfare, Vernon, B.C.
David A. C. Aird, BCom, BSc(N.
Car.), presented his views on the Canadian construction industry at their 17th
Annual Convention. Professor Aird, of
the Industrial Administration Department, UBC, was the researcher who
criticized the building industry's slipshod
manpower handling last year, in a
scientific paper. He said construction is a
major determinant in Canada's industrial
health and it is the major employer,
with more than 500,000 persons active
in the business. "As goes construction,
so goes the country," he said "and because of this, the industry is used by
politicians as an instrument to manipulate fiscal policy."
Stanley T. Clarke, BA, has been made
Manager of MacMillan, Bloedel and
Powell River Limited's deep sea fishing
subsidiary, the Canadian Transport Company, Ltd. Mr. Clarke has served with
the subsidiary company continuously
since his graduation from UBC.
Robert Henry Paul, BASc, of Toronto
is vice-chairman of the Mechanical
Electrical Division of Canadian Bechtel
Limited. He joined the company immediately upon graduation as a junior
engineer on pipeline design and construction management. In 1953 he joined
Marwell Construction Company Limited,
but returned to Canadian Bechtel Limited as assistant to the president in 1955.
He was appointed development engineer
in 1958 and continues in this position at
the present time.
Helen Piddington, BA, now living in
Paris returned to Montreal recently to
share a two-man print show at the 1640
Gallery in Montreal. The prints at the
exhibition show the influence of Indian
designs and west coast myths, similar to
the surroundings in which she grew up.
William Glen Smith, BA, game biologist for the Kootenay area for almost
ten years, has been promoted to the post
of chief game biologist and has transferred from Cranbrook to Victoria.
Peter F. Stonier, BA, MD'56 is now
completing his final year in pathology at
the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
He will be going to Philadelphia in
June to take up a position as Director
of Pathological Research for Merck,
Sharpe and Dohm.
John William Braithwaite, BA. BSW
'55, MSW'56, warden of Haney Correctional Institution, has been elected president of Maple Ridge Board of Trade.
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awarded a research grant from the U.S.
Public Health Service to study the
central control of the distribution of
organ blood flow. The study of cardiovascular disease in animals and man
is the purpose for which this award has
been made. Dr. Herd hopes to gain considerable insight into the pathophysiology
of human cardiovascular disease and his
research will include a determination of
the changes in cardiovascular function
during the development of experimental
congestive heart failure, hypertension and
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dimensions. It was built by Canadian General
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electronic signals under various processing
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37 manager, has been appointed executive
vice-president for Nelson's Laundries,
Edmund Heier, BA, MA'55, says,
"Even if Russia and China reached
accord idealogically, their racial difference still would be enough to start a
major war." This was part of his address
to a Rotary Club meeting in Guelph,
Ontario. He claimed that the Communism now being preached in Russia is no
longer the same fiery brand as that
preached formerly. Professor Heier is
with the department of Slavonic Studies
at the University of Waterloo.
Robert A. Mundell, BA, an economist
with the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. suggests Canada should unpeg
the dollar before it is forced to take
that step. He says, "the best solution for
the Canadian economy at the present
time is a resumption of the flexible
exchange rate system. The time to release an exchange rate from a fixed
value is in a period of relative calm, not
after the one-sided speculative movement
has been detonated." Canadian financial
authorities in Washington say there is
no government backing for the Mundell
argument which appeared in the U.S.
Treasury department's National Banking
Del Syeklocha, BA, MSc, PhD(Mc-
Gill), is now doing research at the
Canadian Cancer Institute in Toronto.
After graduation from UBC, Miss Syeklocha worked in the Crease Clinic
laboratory in B.C., took time out to tour
Europe, then went on to McGill University where she earned her Master of
Science and doctorate degrees in bacteriology and immunology.
Capt. Douglas Lloyd Williams, BA,
has recently returned from a two year
military teaching assignment in Ghana.
Captain Williams is the new Canadian
Army resident officer on the UBC
Rev. Kenneth Barker, BA, BDMT
(Knox), has been called to St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Church, St. Lambert, Montreal, after six years in suburban
Thomas D. Bingham, BSW, MSW'56,
has been made British Columbia's superintendent of child welfare. Mr. Bingham
has served as deputy superintendent for
the department since 1961.
Dennis S. Lacey, BCom, has recently
been appointed an Income Tax Adviser
under Canada's External Aid Program to
the Trinidad and Tobago Government.
Donald Herbert Rousell, MSc, is
head of the combined geology and
geography department at Laurentian
University. Geology courses now being
offered provide a nucleus for the future
developments of programs in honors
geology, geological engineering and mining. Professor Rousell's experience includes three and a half years petroleum
exploration in Venezuela and one and a
half years in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
James B. Webster, BA, MA'58, is the
author of a book entitled The  African
Churches among the Yoruba, which is
one of a series of studies in African
affairs. The volume deals with the policies of the early missions which brought
revolt against foreign missionary societies by the educated African Christians.
Mr. Webster now resides in Ghana.
Paul Barclay-Estrup, BA, has been
awarded a $3,450 postgraduate scholarship by the University of Aberdeen,
Scotland. Mr. Barclay-Estrup is now
doing research for a doctorate and is
studying land use in the Scottish heath
lands. He was with the University of
Alberta Botany Department (faculty) at
Calgary prior to going to Scotland.
Theodore E. Cadell, BA, MSc(Mass),
PhD(Wisc), has accepted a position as
assistant professor in the department of
psychology, University of Waterloo, Ontario. In addition to teaching and conducting research on the physiology of
emotional behaviour in monkeys, he will
be responsible for the establishment of a
primate laboratory. He is at present on
the staff of the State University of New
York Downstate Medical Center.
Hervey D. Segall, BA, MD'61 has recently been awarded a fellowship for
1965 at UCLA in radiology research,
by the U.S. Department of Health and
C. H. Lee,
Charles H. Lee, BSc, left the Royal
Bank of Canada to join Canada Trust as
assistant manager in its new Chinatown
branch. Mr. Lee, active in community
affairs, is vice-president of the Chinatown Lions Club.
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John Huberman, MA, consulting psychologist in Vancouver, was the key
speaker at one of the largest management
meetings held in the U.S. The Eighth
Annual Congress on Administration sponsored by the American College of Hospital Administrators was held in February
at Chicago. More than 1,000 hospital administrators, their assistants and members of hospital governing boards from
all over the United States and Canada
attended the meeting.
Welfare. Dr. Segall interned at Los
Angeles County general hospital and in
1962 qualified for residency in radiology
at the Veterans' Administration Hospital,
West Los Angeles.
Marie E. Dunn, BHE, is technology
instructor at the Saskatchewan Technical
Institute in Saskatoon. The Institute
opened in September 1963 and offers
numerous courses in food service and
food management. The food service
course is designed to teach basic food
preparation and service and not to train
chefs. The food management course
includes English, mathematics, and
C. Henderson Smith, BA(Dalhousie).
BEd, MA'60, is teaching with his wife,
the former Gloria Bessie Burroughs,
BA'49, BEd'58, in Benin City, Nigeria.
They are working with the Ministry of
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38 Education Mid-Western Region, which is
just one year old. Mr. Smith writes us
that the Nigerians in that area are intelligent and ambitious to develop a first
class region in the shortest possible
time. His job is adviser in Adult Education. Mrs. Smith is teacher-adviser at
Edo (Government) College, Benin City.
Edward G. Auld, BASc, MASc'61,
has obtained his doctorate in nuclear
physics from Southampton University,
England. Dr. Auld, who went to England
to study under an Athlone Scholarship,
is doing research at Harwell Atomic
Energy Station.
Mrs. Pat Dewar BPE, is an assistant
for the department of recreation at
Mount Royal College. A two year
diploma course in recreation is being
offered for the first time. Students enrolling in the new program will be trained
in community recreation, outdoor camping and related activities.
Theodora Carroll, BCom, LLB'61, is
an executive director of a Montreal-
based organization dedicated to furthering world peace through wider public
knowledge of world law. Miss Carroll's
job with the Canadian Foundation for
Education in World Law mainly entails
setting up evening courses and seminars
in universities across the country. The
courses and seminars sponsored by the
Foundation are designed to provide men
and women with an overall understanding of international law and its effect on
current and future world affairs.
George Chudin, BSc, is production
supervisor for Reichhold Chemicals. He
is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of B.C.
Terrance W. Johnson, BASc, formerly
planning engineer of the Wedge Property, owned by Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Company of Canada
Limited, has become mine superintendent
of that branch.
Rosemary Meadows, BHE, has been
appointed extension home economist
with headquarters in the Victoria office,
by the 4-H Club Division of the Department of Agriculture. Miss Meadows'
professional experience includes being a
teacher at John Oliver high school in
Vancouver and a therapeutic dietician at
the Boston City hospital in Massachusetts
Earle D. MacPhee, LLD, will retire on
May 31, 1965, from his post of dean of
the Banff School of Advanced Management. Dr. MacPhee former dean of the
UBC School of Commerce and Business
Administration, was one of the founders
of the Banff School in 1952 and has
been on its staff ever since.
Roderick Kerns Calverley, MD, has
left for Afghanistan, where he plans to
spend at least two years practising and
teaching at a hospital in the country's
barren south central region. Dr. Calverley is the latest of 19 Canadian doctors and nurses who have gone to Asia
to work under the auspices of the
Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere, a private organization financed by
contributions from Canada and the
United States. Dr. Calverley was a
Norman MacKenzie Scholarship winner.
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39 Fraser Cowie, BSc, sells plastic resins
and accessories to the fibreglass boat,
corrosion equipment, furniture and related industries. He joined Reichhold
Chemicals in 1961, after graduating in
chemistry from UBC.
Fred Ying Toy Leung, BSP, MSP'64,
was awarded a graduate fellowship of
$1500 for use in graduate study and
research leading to his PhD in biochemistry.
David Aleth Lloyd, BASc, will study
for his master's degree in England on
the Athlone fellowship which was
awarded to him recently. Fellows go to
Britain for one or two years to follow
programs of advanced work or research
in  universities  or  industry.
Raymond E. Phillips, BA, has joined
the staff of Sheppard and Mcintosh, Ltd.,
specializing in Investment Securities.
William Douglas Stewart, BCom, LLB
'63, who was president of the student
council at Victoria College, was called to
the bar in Vancouver, last fall.
Bryce Taylor, MPE, PhD (Mass), has
been appointed director of the health,
physical education and recreation department of York University of Toronto.
The $150 million university is under
construction and Dr. Taylor will spend
the first year planning facilities with the
architects and hiring his staff. Dr. Taylor
attended Springfield College, Mass., on a
Canadian Fitness and Amateur Sports
scholarship. He received over $10,000 in
scholarship awards.
Robert E. Dubberley, BA, has been
appointed director of the Confederation
Centre Theatre. Following the official
opening of the Centre, Mr. Dubberley
was presented to Her Majesty the Queen
and Prince Philip.
Gerry W. Fitzpatrick, MA, has been
promoted to area representative for the
B.C. Hydro and Power Authority, located in Nakusp. Mr. Fitzpatrick under
direction of the regional development
co-ordinator, will be responsible for
preparation of community and resettlement planning in the Arrow Lakes area.
Ronald E. Pike, BASc, has been
awarded an Athlone Fellowship. The
award covers expenses to and from
England and is financed by the British
Werner Hooge, BSA, is the new
assistant District Agriculturist at Red
Deer, Alberta. Since graduation he has
been employed by the B.C. Parks Branch
of the Department of Recreation and
John Konkin, BSF, has received a
gold medal from the Canadian Institute
of Forestry, one of four awarded
David L. Krause, BSc, is now in New
Delhi, India where he will attend the
India Agricultural Research Institute for
two years. Mr. Krause won a Commonwealth Scholarship from the Government
of India.
W. R. W. Thirsk, BA, has won a $500
Crown Zellerbach scholarship for postgraduate study in economics and political
science at UBC.
David George Wyse, BSP, of Kamloops, was the recipient of the E. L.
Woods prize, instituted by the Canadian
Foundation for the Advancement of
Pharmacy. It is awarded for the best
paper submitted by a student in a faculty
of pharmacy on a research project.
In the course of his pharmacy studies,
Mr. Wyse has already received a dozen
prizes and scholarships totalling $3,000.
He intends to commence studies for his
master's degree this autumn and eventually to obtain a doctorate in pharmacology.
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BASc'62   to   Sandra   Ruth   Innes,   in
climie-chant.   William   Austin   Climie,
BCom'63   to  Nancy   Florence   Chant,
in London, Ontario.
deans-hawthorne.       Dennis      Lindley
Deans,   BASc'64  to   Catherine  Agnes
Hawthorne,   BHE'64,   in   Vancouver.
derby-cullen.   James   Franklin   Derby,
BA'61 to Isabel Jean Cullen, in West
farish-barriere.  Donald James Farish,
BSc'63   to Diane Florence Barriere, in
Henderson ville, North Carolina.
greeno-dobson. Daniel William Greeno,
BCom'64 to  Barbara  Louise  Dobson,
BHE'62,  in  Vancouver.
higgins-campbell. Elmer Raymond Hig-
gins,    BASc'64    to    Catherine    Mary
Campbell,  BSN'64, in Vancouver.
lawder-russell.  John  Ormsby  Lawder
to Marion Mather Russell, BSN'63, in
West Vancouver.
leeson-stewart.  James Arthur Leeson
to  Judith   Mary  Stewart,   BHE'62,   in
North Vancouver.
oak-kalinowski.   Axel    Dale    Oak   to
Josephine  Regina  Kalinowski,  BA'60,
in Alberni, B.C.
rosen-bortnik.    Cal    Rosen,    BASc'55,
MBA'63   to  Tanya   Bortnik,   in  Vancouver.
schafer-blake.  Norman Edwin Schafer
to  Mrs.  Pamela Adelaide  Blake,  BA
'55, in Fort St. John, B.C.
simpson-greenwell. John Christopher
Simpson, BA'62 to Gail Eleanor
Greenwell, BA'62, BSW'63, MSW'64,
in Vancouver.
sutherland-mcfadyen. Gary Bruce Sutherland, BCom'64 to Marilyn Ann
McFadyen, in Vancouver.
warren-matheson. Terrance Peter Warren to Barbara Ann Matheson, BA'64,
in Vancouver.
white-coffill. Robert Wayne White,
BSc'63 to Donna Coffill, in Halifax,
Nova Scotia.
W. John Allardyce, BA, MA'21, PhD
(McGill), died in December, 1964. He
was one of the eight men who organized
the Great Trek in 1922. Dr. Allardyce
entered UBC in 1914, served in World
War I and returned to UBC for his B.A.
degree in 1919. He is survived by his
wife, a son and daughter.
Victor James Eby, BSA, died on
November 16, 1964. Mr. Eby was employed by the Canadian Industries Ltd.
as sales manager in Calgary for seven
years, after which he was transferred to
New Westminster. He also lived on
Hornby Island for five years and was
well known in the Kamloops district
where he farmed and was sales manager
for Purity Feed Company for 15 years.
For the past one and a half years, he had
farmed at Cobble Hill. Mr. Eby served
in the RCAF during World War II,
was a former Rotarian and a member
and director of the Cobble Hill Farmers'
William Randolph Beamish, BA, LLB
'58, died in January 1965. Mr. Beamish
had been appointed magistrate just six
weeks previously. Prior to this, he had
been a councillor and reeve of Burnaby.
For several years before and after being
called to the bar, Mr. Beamish served
throughout the province as Assessment
Appeal Board Member. He is survived
by his wife and two daughters.
J. W. Wilson, BCom, died in August,
1964. Mr. Wilson belonged to the Professional Accountants Group, Victoria
Branch, besides holding membership in
the Professional Institute. He was a
member of the Society of Industrial and
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M. Alice Husband, BHE, died on
December 23, 1964. Miss Husband taught
at Sir Winston Churchill High School in
Vancouver for four years until she contracted multiple sclerosis in 1960. For
three years prior while at UBC Miss
Husband was a member of the UBC
Players Club and served as wardrobe
mistress for Theatre Under the Stars.
She is survived by her parents, a brother,
a sister and her grandmother, Mrs. J. D.
Dyer of Calgary, Alberta.
Howard Milward Parker, BA, BEd'57.
died October 26, 1964. Mr. Parker
taught in Trail for eight years, working
during the summer holidays and attending summer sessions at UBC. During
this period, he also prospected and
mined in the Slocan country. At the time
of his death, Mr. Parker was supervisor
of schools for the South Cariboo district.
He has left a wife and three daughters.
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