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5    University Government
A   UBC Alumni committee recommends significant
changes in the Board of Governors and the Senate.
6    UBC's New Head Man
Dr. Hare is interviewed by one of our grads.
8    In Ten Years—My Children . . .
A graduate discusses the type of university she wants
for her sons.
14 BC's First Botanist—John Davidson
16 University Student Exchange
20 Report of Alumni Annual Giving
22 Listen in with the Editor
23 News Around the Campus
28 What's New with Alumni
10    Graduating in Debt
How students finance their own education.
Volume 21, No. 3—Fall, 1967
Frank C. Walden, BA'49, chairman
Stan Evans, BA'41, past chairman
Mrs. W. G. Newby, BA'37
Keith Bradbury, Law I I
Mrs. G. B. Dickson, BA'60
Miss Kris Emmott, Sc II
John L Gray, BSA'39
Dr. J. Katz
Mrs. J. M. Lecky, BA'38
Fred H.   Moonen, BA'49
Dr. C. Peck,   BCom'48, BA'49
Mrs. R. W. Wellwood, BA'51
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Deni Eagland
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AUTUMN     1967 Commerce announces a new savings plan to
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Deposit as much as you like
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Life Insurance
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Your Commerce 100%
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depositor's death, the estate
*Age limit under 51 years at time of deposit.
would receive double the
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a maximum of $5,000.
Interest Rate
Most interest rates are subject to change, but with a
Commerce 100% Growth
Account your deposit will
double if held for 15 years
because it earns a guaranteed rate equivalent to 6.66fo
simple interest.
Just drop in and talk to any
Commerce manager about a
100% Growth Account
1967—Our Hundredth Year of Banking Service.
L. to R.—Hugh P. Legg, Sholto Hebenton,
James W. Killeen, George L. Morfitt
In 1966 the attention of the academic community
in Canada was drawn to the Duff-Berdahl Report.
This report surveyed the whole subject of university
government in Canada.
Following publication of the Duff-Berdahl Report,
two reports were prepared by committees of faculty
members at UBC: the Bourne Report, the work of a
committee of the Faculty Association; and the Moyles
Report prepared by a committee established by former
President John B. MacDonald.
The UBC Alumni Association, believing that it
would be helpful if the matter was studied by persons
who were not involved in university teaching or administration, established a committee to report on
university government at UBC. The committee consisted of four alumni: the Chairman, Sholto Hebenton, BA'57; James W. Killeen, BA'54, MEd'62; Hugh
P. Legg, BA'50, LLB'51; and George L. Morfitt,
Keeping in mind that any recommendations would
have to take into consideration UBC's position as a
public university, the alumni committee concluded
that the role of the faculty in university government
should be increased and that the number of alumni
involved as such, in university government should
be decreased. It recommended that students be added
to the Senate but not to the Board of Governors.
The major recommendations of the committee are
as follows:
1—That a government appointed Advisory Board
on Higher Education be established. This board
would replace the two existing advisory boards in
British Columbia, one dealing with academic matters
and the other dealing with financial affairs. These
boards consist in part of representatives of the respective universities and together have only one paid employee. The proposed board, independent of the government and having its own research staff, should
bring master planning to post-secondary education
in the province by making recommendations to the
government on the division of funds among the universities and colleges and by making recommendations to the universities on certain broad questions of
academic policy, such as the creation of new faculties.
The individual universities should not have delegates
on this central board though it might contain one or
more faculty members from the universities Similar
boards now exist in Nova Scotia and Ontario.
2—That the Board of Governors be increased in
size from 11 to 15 members and the restriction
against the election of members of the faculty to
the Board be removed. This enlarged Board should
include nine government appointees. The government
should ensure that its members of the Board of Governors, while acting primarily as trustees insuring that
public funds are carefully spent, are representative of
a broad range of experience in the province.
The number of members elected to the Board by
the Senate should be increased from three to four.
These Senate representatives would normally be members of the faculty. Students should not be on the
Board of Governors nor should they be represented
by a specially elected Rector. The Alumni, as such,
should not have representation on the Board of Governors.
3—The Senate be reduced in size from 73 persons
to 55. This reduction should be accomplished by
removing nine faculty and ten alumni representatives.
Students should be represented on the Senate. (This
has been accomplished by a resolution of the Senate
passed in May, 1967.) The senior academic officers
of the university should continue to be members of
the Senate. Some other adjustments are recommended
but the proposed Senate would continue to be a body
dominated by the faculty.
4—The President remains a powerful figure at the
centre of the university. He should be provided with
administrative assistants of his own choosing so that
he can develop an administrative team permitting him
to concentrate on the larger academic and administrative questions of the university.
AUTUMN     1967 U.B.C.'s
Dr. and Mrs. Hare with Robin and Elissa Beatrice.
"rpHE president helps propel a vessel in motion—•
-■- and UBC is some vessel."
That's a quote from our incoming president, Dr. F.
Kenneth Hare. And on the University's role he says:
"The rest of the country expects UBC to be a great
national university and to take the initiative on the
national scene by sponsoring new ideas and developing national policies on education." And again: "I
do not see how UBC can fail in becoming one of the
great universities if it remains true to itself."
English-born Dr. Hare is a Canadian by choice.
With a BSc (first class honours in geography) from the
University of London, he came to McGill after the
war to join the faculty and teach geography and
meteorology. He rose to be Dean of the Faculty of
Arts and Science, 1962-64, before returning to England to assume the posts of professor of geography,
King's College, University of London, and Master of
Birkbeck College. Concurrently with teaching at
McGill he took his PhD degree in geography from the
University of Montreal in 1950. While he's fluently
bilingual, enjoys reading French novels and French
political commentaries and feels that English language
Canadians who do not read French are missing a
great deal, he has no intention of "thrusting French
down unwilling English throats." If any UBC groups
should be interested in exchanging with their opposite
numbers in Quebec—and that, to his mind, is the only
way of learning the other language—he would give
them all possible assistance. But the students must
make the first move. "The initiative must come from
A biggish man with a relaxed, easy manner and an
air of having all the time in the world, Dr. Hare
possesses the gift of putting a stranger immediately
at ease. That stranger might be misled—but only
U.B.C.   CHRONICLE briefly—into thinking that here is no member of the
dynamic society. A very few minutes' conversation
suffices, however, for him to learn that he is dealing
with a keen mind, a mind quick to seize on the important points, to ask the right questions.
While Dr. Hare describes himself as a "persuader,"
one must not infer anything soft. He recalls, with a
characteristic twinkle in his eye, that almost his first
act after assuming his present post of Master of Birk-
beck was to burn a complete issue of the student paper
in order to save the editor and the student council
from libel action. The editor thanked Dr. Hare when
the reasons for the action were explained to him. It
might be noted in passing that the average age of
undergraduates at Birkbeck is 26.
Dr. Hare expects to be friends with UBC's student
leaders, though not necessarily initiating the friendship through quite such drastic action as burning their
paper. Students are people that Dr. Hare understands
pretty well and believes in. He is very anxious to encourage the best students to stand for student government positions because their fellows have a vital stake
in getting a student government which can co-operate
with the university president. "They are crucial members of the team."
The President-elect holds, for instance, that students can contribute to the decision-making process at
the right level, that is, Senate, because "students are
young and idealisic and willing to stand by their principles and not to compromise as is so often done in the
business world, and because they are basically impatient and want to get things done now, not five years
from now as is often the case."
Although Dr. Hare is very actively engaged in his
own research, he would enjoy speaking to the students
about it, whether as a geographer about the Labrador
peninsula and the Canadian Arctic, or as a meteorologist about the stratosphere.
The Canadian Arctic is one of his pet enthusiasms.
"Every major Canadian university ought to have a
stake in the Canadian north," chiefly for the reason
that they should have a special stake in doing something Canadian and the obvious thing is exploration
of the north. "Exploration, exploitation and development of the north is in the Canadian national interest." UBC might well, he thinks, develop closer contacts with the University of Alaska, particularly in
the field of northern research.
This is perhaps one of the areas of research which
he feels Canada should support on a national basis.
At any rate he is quite convinced that it is essential
Miss Arnold, BSc'63, PhD'66, spent last year at Queen's
University, Belfast. She visited Dr. Hare in London for
this interview.
the federal government remain in the field of research
and not opt out as it has done on the per capita grants
to universities. The world, says he, expects Canada,
because of her great wealth, "to make a big splash
internationally" in research.
What else should we be doing? Well, there's that
lively, and pressing problem, of producing PhD's.
More than satisfying the needs of our own universities,
government laboratories and industries, Dr. Hare
thinks we have a responsibility to produce an exportable surplus. As a rich country we should be able to
send 25% of our PhD graduates overseas to the developing world. Further with regard to PhD's, it is
Dr. Hare's view that "the Canadian universities
should have funds at their disposal to send graduates
abroad, preferably to the United Kingdom or Europe
rather than to the U.S., and that they should also
have sufficient funds to attract these students back to
Canada when they have completed their studies."
Reasonable Size Is Necessary
What about the size of UBC and the possibility of
restricted enrolment? This question forces Dr. Hare to
hedge a bit. "Nobody can put an ideal size on a university; maybe UBC is large enough now." He feels
that the University of London, with 27,000 students,
is too large, but that the tendency of the new British
universities to start with 200-300 students and climb
to 3,000 over ten years is not good, either. Such universities can offer only very limited courses and rarely
have an adequate library. Reasonable size is necessary
in order to offer specialized facilities, an adequate
library and a computing centre.
"The students are the centre of the university. The
university must be small enough for the students to
get what they need." By that Dr. Hare explained that
he meant the large university must find a means of
organizing itself into small effective units which could
serve as focal points to which the student could attach
himself and feel that he really belonged.
Now UBC has recalled Dr. Hare to his second
homeland. With him will come his Canadian-born
wife and their two younger children, Elissa Beatrice
and Robin. The children will be enrolled in the appropriate public school for the 1968-69 year. An older
son, Christopher, is married. Their father's appointment at UBC commences July 1, 1968, although he
plans to spend as much time as his present commitments allow on the UBC campus prior to that date.
Somewhere in his busy schedule he will probably find
time to pursue his interests in the fine arts, especially
music. For relaxation he plays the piano, sings and
Finally and foremost, if one may be allowed the
seeming contradiction, Dr. Hare loves the idea of university administration. "I took the job of being president because I like dealing with intelligent first-rate
people." D
What will our university hold for tkem?
by Mrs. M. T. MARCHAK, BA'58
"^ collects paper, stamps, and free pamphlets. Last
week he sent in a coupon and ended up with a collection of seed catalogues. Once he sent for information
on some mining stocks, and the brochures didn't stop
coming until the investment dealer arrived on the
doorstep to discuss business with him. He's eight.
Our other boy has the makings of a fine clown. Ask
him to call the family to dinner, and Lauren greets
them with, "This is a recording, your dinner. . . ."
Once he painted a blue blob on a big sheet of paper,
and then soberly informed us that it was an elephant
running to get out of the rain. He's seven.
"They choose their own futures," we say. But
really, we're just like other parents. We don't consider the circus or the junkyard to be alternatives to
a university education.
Our reason is simple. In a society which assesses
its members on the basis of achievement—an admirable principle—we've eliminated a vast array of entrances to productive adult life. Achievement has
come to mean one thing—an academic degree. And
we all know that these degrees have a way of reflecting diligence rather than talent, creativity, or intelligence.
The university has become the only entrance to
most skilled jobs. The result is overcrowded classrooms; overcrowded with students who can't go elsewhere.
Are we honestly keeping all these kids on the campus so that they'll drink up a liberal education? Or
is it to keep them out of the labour market? They are,
after all, unskilled labour—and without a degree,
they can't get work.
It is no solution to provide stiffer entrance requirements. That would only reward more fully the rather
dull virtue of diligence.
The solution is, simply, to create alternatives to
the university. To admit that there are other kinds of
achievement and other measures of intelligence.
There are certainly other ways to learn self-discipline.
One alternative is a multiversity. A multiversity is
an environment within which persons are trained for
a vast range of skilled vocations, and for the professions. It should be a place where people can become
engineers, or recreation directors, or even doctors
—without first mastering English literature. Within
the multiversity, a liberal arts and science program
should be offered when and if students are ready for
it. It should never be a pre-requisite to technical
Another alternative is on-the-job training programs
in forestry, business administration, even teaching.
Employers might balk—but it would be to their advantage. Technical competence, like the bearing of
children, is most easily achieved in youth.
What I'm suggesting is simply, that the achievement process be turned upside down. Let the practical skills come first to those who want them. Let a
young person know that he's capable of earning a
living. Let him learn self-discipline at work, so that
he won't need to waste his education learning it at
university. Then make room for the slow, simmering
process of the liberal education.
Some say that the older you get, the less susceptible
to wisdom you become. The vets didn't seem incapable of learning after the war, and the ever-increasing number of adult students now on the campus
seem perfectly able. Wisdom is not like learning the
vowel sounds in a foreign language: it doesn't thrive
on unformed muscles.
Impractical? Well, while we muddle on, trying to
turn bright but bored eighteen-year-olds into scholars,
the students themselves are turning the tables. They
U.B.C.   CHRONICLE become, willy-nilly, teachers and accountants and
parole officers—and then they get bitten by the bug.
They come back in droves to night classes, and many
of them take off years from work—so that they can
enjoy the prize when they're ready for it: a liberal
education. Our affluent society can afford to encourage them.
Our boys will be eligible to enter university in ten
years. And it's about ten years since we graduated
—with full honors in political clubs, Brock coffee
harangues, and Ubyssey rabble rousing. That's what
we call our undergraduate education. Oh, I remember taking some literature courses—but I didn't discover that the Russians are the best novelists until
years afterwards. Such is our Anglo-Saxon bias.
Would I change it? Well, I'd like to change some
courses, so that they would be as interesting and
intelligent as the Ubyssey.
In the first place I would aim them at the best
students—because the mediocre students are probably darned good at something else, and shouldn't be
there—until they want to be. Even the best students
should learn to read, and learn about that thing
called logic. That takes care of the first year.
A year of philosophy of science, and science and
maths courses for the scholars in social science and
humanities: to teach them to think. And a year on
literature and history—Russian and Chinese included, please—for all science students: to civilize
And then the fourth year should just be fun. Politics, intensive reading on obscure religions, fine arts,
or comparative law. Or languages taught orally, without books.
As to exams—they're good for the instructors. Let
them know whether they've said anything all year.
And that takes care of the liberal education. For
people who want it. I have a feeling that our clowns
and junk collectors will revel in it—one day.
A liberal education, it seems to me, consists of
involvement in the present, awareness of the past,
imagination for the future. It starts with a mastery of
reading skills and an appreciation for the fine art of
thinking. It comes more agreeably over beer in the
wee small hours, with intimate groups. But it can
happen in crowds. Reading and thinking have a nice
habit of penetrating impersonality, and genuine curiosity never engenders detachment. But to turn the
liberal education into an unavoidable endurance test,
is to banish it altogether.
We can't afford to banish it. Geordon and Lauren
—and the 11 million other Canadians under 25 years
of age in 1977—will need it. They'll need it when
they're ready for it, and they won't get it if they're
pushed, or coerced by silly 'entrance requirements.'
So what do I hope will happen to our boys when
they're of age to enter the university?
Well, if they want to learn how to earn a living,
I hope they'll go elsewhere, that's what. A multiversity, or a circus, or a junkyard, or Lower Slob-
bovia to learn Slobbovanese. I hope they won't come
to university unless, and until, they're bursting with
that old nag of a question, "why?"
To which the answer is, I'm told, "why not?"      □
by Deni Eagland
Geordon and Lauren
Marchak visit the
Library on their first
tour of UBC.
AUTUMN     1967 Graduating
^-* his own way through UBC. That was before the
influx of World War Two veterans. Now it is an accepted part of our culture that a student should 'make it'
on his own, or at the very least earn his own fees.
That total enrolment of 17,219 students at UBC
in the last academic year comprised 11,082 men and
6,137 women students. How many of these students
are financing their own education? What wages can
students expect to earn during the summer? How
large is the discrepancy between the earning capability of men and women students? How accessible
are loans and how many students are borrowing?
What constitutes eligibility for scholarships and bursaries.
To answer these and other questions pertinent to
student finances I spoke to students at various levels
of learning; to Alexander Shirran, for sixteen years
head of the Office of Student Services, the 'on campus'
employment agency; to Walter H. Gage, MA, LLD,
Dean of Inter-Faculty and Student Affairs at UBC
and now also Acting President; to Dean of Women
Helen McCrae, BA, MSW; to W. L. Roberts, Vancouver chief of Canada Manpower, the one-year-old
union of the former Federal Government Departments of Employment and Immigration; to various
professors; to the Student Housing Office, and to
others involved directly in student welfare.
A booklet of statistics compiled by the Office of
Student Services substantiates that, given the opportunity, working is a way of student life. Estimated
figures show that 86.6% of male undergraduate students and 83.8% of women undergrads were engaged
in summer employment in 1966. The average time
worked was just over 13 weeks, with male students
in all undergraduate years averaging an income of
$1114 during this period while the average income
of female students for the same length of time was
only $565.
Increases in 1965 summer earnings over the previous year were unfortunately not apparent during
the summer of 1966. At time of writing the 1967
summer employment picture looks even less encouraging with an estimated 15 % fewer jobs available for
students and the UBC enrolment figures showing an
increase of 1000 students over 1965.
Jobs are more difficult to obtain this year and the
cost of living index rises steadily. Some students are
more fortunate than others in the jobs they acquire
and the pay they earn, but looking at an overall four-
year academic period a male first-year student is able
to average $721 during his first summer of employment, a figure he can gradually increase to $ 1200 in
his fourth summer.
Girls, on the other hand, show approximate earnings of $300 during the first summer which they are
lucky if they can double by the summer prior to
graduation. Girls find jobs much more difficult to
obtain than men. they are paid far less—even in the
same job. While the proportion of women students
to men has shown an increase from 29.6% of the
student body in 1960-61, it is still only 34.4% in
1966-67. Could these relative enrolment figures be a
reflection of earning power?
The survey, which included in its average the highest amounts earned by men and women, and assumed
U.B.C.   CHRONICLE Offerings limited as
students look for
summer employment.
by Dent Eagland
the amount of $1400 as the very low estimated figure
for financing an academic session, resolved that only
30% of men and 2.4% of women students could
possibly be considered self-supporting—and this was
assuming also that the students made no expenditure
during the summer months.
While Mr. Shirran of the Student Placement Office
encourages students to find employment outside his
jurisdiction if they can, his office still manages to
place about 2500 students each year in summer jobs.
In his 16 years of counselling and placing students
in jobs, Mr. Shirran has seen an increasing number
of companies employing university students during
the summer months, but, says he, "The words I hear
oftenest are, T have to find a job to pay off a loan,'
or, 'I'm so much in debt I simply must have work.' "
Work for male students in hydro projects which in
previous years was plentiful has fallen off perceptibly
this year. One student blamed a stronger 'closed
shop' policy on the part of unions.
Some faculties are able to give students a salable
skill during the first year. Forestry, Engineering and
Agriculture students, for instance, are usually snapped
up for jobs by mid-April. By contrast, Arts, Education and Music students have very little but enthusiasm to offer an employer until after their graduation.
It is these students who form the longest queue of job
Mr. Shirran's files show a fascinating variety of
jobs offered students—cook for a survey party, life
guard, chainman, accountant, psychological tester,
orderlies for the General Hospital, fishing guide, laboratory assistants, warehousemen, candleman at a
beeswax factory, storekeeper, janitor, saleswork of all
kinds, factory and produce workers, labouring of all
types, draughtsmen, resort industry workers, taxi
drivers, bartenders, and a 'flood researcher' for a
sediment survey party.
But that list also brings out the not-so-fascinating
fact that the work available to women students was
outnumbered at least 100-1 by jobs available to men.
It was this that most likely prompted Mr. Shirran
to say, "Women are society's most wasted commodity."
I asked Carol Gregorish, an 'A' level student, how
she managed financially. Carol is a second-year Home
Economics student who switched from Education.
She told me that during the summer of 1965, her first
working summer, she was employed for three months
as a copy girl in an advertising agency at $225 a
month. The next summer she worked for the same
firm for four months, the first half of that period at
$245 and the second half at $325, a total for the
summer of over $1100. To this she added a $100
Provincial Government bursary. Because she has
good grades, half her fees were also taken care of by
the Provincial Government.
This year Carol is taking a cut in salary, to $210,
to work in the diet kitchen of St. Paul's Hospital, for
the very good reason, in her words, "If everyone has
AUTUMN     1967 the same amount of education, then experience is
going to count after graduation." So Carol will have
to apply for a scholarship again this year.
Living at home as she does takes care of the cost
of room and board, but this is the only help Carol will
accept from her parents. She has arranged her working hours this summer to allow her to take two hours
of classes daily plus three labs at summer school to
pick up Chemistry 230. The stomach ulcer she has
developed in the past year most probably won't improve with this schedule, but Carol—who also finds
time to make all her own clothes—insists on 'making
it' on her own as much as possible.
Unexpected Costs
Carol is an outstanding student academically, but
a very normal girl when she says, "I had no idea how
much it would cost to go to university when I started
out and there always seems to be something to spend
money on—books, coffee, car pools, and if a girl has
any social conscience at all she HAS to dress! Everyone at school is usually so down in the dumps anyway
that if a girl hasn't got nice clothes she is really lost."
Carol's grades make her eligible for scholarships,
but what of the less talented women students who
want to obtain a degree?
Helen McCrae, Dean of Women, has contended
for years that money, in the form of government and
university scholarships, should be made much more
easily available to girls.
"We're just not thinking clearly on this subject,"
she says. "Looking at the general life pattern, society stresses that more and more girls should come
to university and it coincides with the time when the
same society expects a girl to get married and have
Dean McCrae recommends to girls that they should
invest in their brains. "I tell girls not to be afraid to
borrow. Once they graduate their wages will be commensurate with their education and loans can be
easily repaid."
The Dean, however, has a hard time convincing
women they should borrow because they are terrified
of burdening a prospective husband with debt. "A
girl will do almost anything rather than borrow—borrowing is always a last resort."
A reverse dowry of $3000 to $4000 isn't a bright
prospect for a new husband—especially if he also
has had to borrow his way through school.
While trying to encourage girls to take out loans,
Dean McCrae is equally vigorous in discouraging
girls from working for room and board. "Women students are competing in every way with men, for marks,
scholarships and so on, and the amount of work
necessary to get through school plus living in someone's home and fulfilling your obligations to your
employer by working weekends, makes for a very
sterile environment. I discourage it all I can. It means
that a girl doesn't have time to enjoy other things
which make university the full and rich experience it
should be."
In Dean McCrae's summing up girls are not always
as clear in their goals as men, they find it much harder
to get employment, and society should accept the fact
that women are handicapped in these ways and make
monies available accordingly.
"Many, many women come back to university after
they have married and raised a family, so investing
in the education of women is in no sense a loss.
"A group sometimes overlooked is the increasing
number of married women who return to university
but who have children and can therefore take only a
limited number of classes per day staggered over a
period of years. This group, because they do not
attend full time, are not eligible for government grants
or loans and consequently suffer greater hardships
than would be necessary if money were available to
them." Society also suffers in discouraging such
Dean McCrae's argument lends credence to the
truism, "Educate a man and you educate an individual; educate a woman and you educate a family."
So all right, a girl should borrow if necessary to
obtain a degree. How easily available are loans, scholarships and bursaries?
Consider loans first. Dean Walter H. Gage, who
has been involved in student affairs at UBC since
1940, says that more and more students are borrowing. The major lending source at the present time is
the Canada Loan Fund under an Act passed in Parliament just three years ago. The individual participating provinces distribute this fund, and loans, with
certain provisos, are available to any student of any
Federal Assistance
The applying student is screened by a provincial
committee. If approved he takes a certificate of eligibility to any bank or credit union he chooses. His
financial arrangements are then entirely with the bank
or credit union and not with the university or provincial government. Maximum amount available to him
from the Canada Loan Fund is $1000 per academic
year up to a maximum of $5000. Rules decree that the
loan be interest free until six months after the borrower ceases to be a full time student. Repayment
begins at the end of this six month period at an interest rate governed by the Canada Loan Act. The
repayment of a maximum $5000 loan can be spread
over ten years if necessary.
Dean Gage, who dispensed over $6,900,000 to
9800 British Columbia students last year is the B.C.
Authority, and so is responsible for the whole province. About 5500 UBC students received loans last
U.B.C.   CHRONICLE year in the amount of $3,900,000, an average of
approximately $700 per loan.
Any student then who can prove need and who
maintains average marks and qualifies as a Canadian
citizen can borrow from the Canada Loan Fund.
Loans are correlated with need whereas scholarships
are intended for students with high scholastic standing. The Provincial Government Scholarships Plan
also includes Grade 12 high school students who go
on to university.
The B.C. education budget for 1967-68 is $235,-
760,000, and the amount allocated to scholarships
has been doubled this year from $1,000,000 to
How are the scholarships apportioned? Any student obtaining grades of 80% or better has three-
quarters of his fees paid. The next 3500 students in
scholastic standing have half their fees paid. The following 3500 students have one-third of their fees
paid by the Provincial Government. This year it
won't really matter how high the grades. Because
only a stipulated amount of money is available, the
determining factor will be the number of applicants
in the second 3500.
Scholarships for High Standing
In general then, scholarships are intended for students with high scholastic standing or high standing
combined with qualities of distinction or with special
achievement, whereas bursaries are normally intended
for these students who have good scholastic standing
but who cannot continue their studies without financial assistance.
Fifty-two different scholarships are listed in the
UBC "Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries" booklet, varying in amounts from $50 to $500 annually,
and providing aid to several hundred students.
There are about 48 bursaries listed in the same
booklet, ranging from $50 to $300 per academic
"I never turn down an offer, no matter how large
or small," Dean Gage assured me. "It all helps."
"A government scholarships doesn't preclude a student applying for or winning any other award," Dean
Gage said, "but I might not duplicate a $500 scholarship to a student if he didn't really need it. I try to
make the dispersal of funds as fair as possible."
Bursaries can overlap scholarships, but Dean Gage
thinks it doubtful if a student could ever obtain
enough funds entirely through bursaries and scholarships to be completely financially independent for the
duration of his university years.
Students living board-free at home should be able
to cope with other expenses if they really apply themselves, but what of the out-of-town student? How
does he fare, the lowest estimated cost of a school
year exceeding $1400? (Dean Gage thinks the figure
is closer to $1800.)
Fees, averaging about $450 a year, account for
under a third of this amount. A single room, including
three meals a day, in one of the new 'on campus' dormitories, costs $98 per month; a double room is $5
less. So, for on campus living, board and fees total
approximately $1250 for an eight-month period. This
leaves only $150 for clothes, books, dry cleaning,
personal needs, carfare, entertainment and miscellany.
It's interesting to note that 10% of undergraduate students are married. The campus housing administration quoted prices for married quarters ranging from $40 to $90 for bachelor-through two-and
three-bedroom accommodation in old Acadia Camp
to a range of $ 110 for a one-bedroom apartment from
the 1 st to 6th floors of the new Acadia Towers Complex, increasing $1 per floor to the 12th floor. The
clusters of new two-and three-bedroom homes in
Acadia rent at $125 for the first and $140 for the
second. A married student without a magician's degree couldn't possibly stay within the $1400 to $1800
estimated cost of an academic year. And rents are
higher outside the gates.
Mr. W. L. Roberts of the Vancouver Manpower
Office produced the happiest prognosis for the student finance situation when he said that the federal
government has a huge summer employment project
under way which will gain momentum in succeeding
Only six of the approximately 60 universities in
Canada are without Manpower officials on campus,
UBC being one. The number of government jobs
available to university students has increased by a
minimum of 50% in the past three years, and this is
just a beginning. The Manpower Department alone
has absorbed 300 graduates so far in 1967. Other
government offices are realizing they need university
trained personnel to cope with increasingly specialized public demand.
The day of the 'cog in the wheel' civil servant mentality has passed and women are just as important in
the eyes of the government as men for available
specialized positions.
Means Are Available
Dean Gage summarizes the student financial situation in these words: "Parents in the old days were
inclined to expect to pay their child's way through
school. Parents may have more now but they also live
up to their income. Now there is more of a feeling
that the government should provide the education.
I'm sure there are still some students who don't get
to university due to lack of financing, but certainly
many, many fewer than fifteen years ago. I don't
encourage a student to borrow; it is always easier to
borrow than repay, but if he needs to borrow he can
now usually get $1000 a year. Surely a student who
really wants to graduate can earn the balance of the
cost of a year at university." D
AUTUMN     1967 B.C.'s First
Botanist —
John Davidson
Professor John Davidson
by DR. V. C. BRINK, BSA'34, MSA'36
of the University of British Columbia, enters his
90th year in good health, with rich memories, and a
lively interest still in UBC. A chat with him today at
his home "Braeriach" on Vancouver's south slope is a
My memories of John Davidson go back a long
way. It was in the autumn of 1927 that Arthur Sovereign, an ardent mountaineer who later became Bishop
of Athabaska, persuaded a group of boys to listen to
Professor Davidson of the then biology department of
UBC deliver his 10th address as president of the Vancouver Natural History Society on the topic 'By their
fruits ye shall know them.' This sententious title
would not appeal today, but it was in character with
the times and the Aberdonian burr of the speaker.
The appeal to us boys came from the fine hand tinted
slides and the reputation of the lecturer as one of the
first small group to explore the fabled natural gardens of Black Tusk Meadows and the exciting region
of Garibaldi Lake.
In our imagination, stimulated by stories of vol-
canism, of glaciation and unsurpassed mountain
scenery, the Garibaldi region lay largely unexplored
and beckoning just beyond the rim of the North Shore
mountains. Around this time interest in designating
the Garibaldi Lake area as provincial park had
reached a climax. Members of the legislature, many
organizations such as the B.C. Mountaineering Club
and many leading citizens, such as Chris Spencer,
Harold Graves, Dr. Fred C. Bell, Colonel (later General) W. W. Foster, J. Weart and T. Price, enthusiastically supported the concept. To a large extent credit
for the creation of the park must go to John Davidson
for his recognition and documentation of its unique
Invitations to take part in field trips were issued
on the evening of Professor Davidson's 10th presidential address, and soon under his leadership some
of us were exploring the land of British Columbia, its
flora and associated natural features, from saltmarsh
to mountain meadow. Roads were poor, trails were
often dim and difficult, hikers were scarce and skiers
scarcely existed.
Later as students at UBC in the early thirties we
listened to the dreadful Davidson puns and to his fine
distinctions between sage and sagebrush, earthworms
and roundworms, between Dalea and Dahlia. Not
until later, at graduate school, did some of us realize
that the biological teaching at UBC which John
Davidson shared with Andrew Hutchison, McLean
Fraser, Frank Dickson, George Spencer and a few
notable assistants was not surpassed in quality and
content on this continent.
It might be said that John Davidson was the first
person appointed 'for the University of British Columbia,' for he was invited, in 1911, by the provincial
government to serve as 'provincial botanist.' In mind
at the time was the creation of a provincial university
and it was the government's intention that the new
U.B.C.   CHRONICLE botanist would serve a new university. Davidson's
appointment predates those of the first Board of Governors and of President Wesbrook. His appointment
to the University as 'instructor' in botany came in
John Davidson was born in 1878 in Aberdeen,
Scotland and graduated from Gordon's College in that
city. As botany assistant and later curator of the
Botany Museum at the University of Aberdeen from
1893 to 1911 he gained an excellent background in
plant classification and general biology. He could
scarcely have been prepared however for the thin
settlement, the large areas of terra incognita and the
rugged terrain which were no minor obstacles in the
way of botanical exploration of B.C. in 1911.
Exploration it was, for his botanical survey of
Savory Island was made when it was in a primeval
state; he was with the first party to follow Cypress
Creek in West Vancouver to its source lake and to
give Hollyburn Ridge in the same municipality its
name. In 1912 with eight others he mapped and explored botanically the Garibaldi Lake area, and, without a shred of doubt, was one of the first human
beings, not excluding Indians, to tread its heath and
view its flower meadows.
Two years later he was eliciting information on
plants used by the Indians of the Dry Interior for
food, dyes, and for shelter, and giving the Indian
names their scientific equivalents. This task, carried
out with great care, took him to the headwaters of
Botahnie (not a cognate of 'botany'), Skonkon and
Twaal creeks in the lower Cariboo. An early, well-
known ethnologist, Tait, who did much to record the
language of the Interior Indian groups, aided him. In
1915 Davidson proceeded with botanical surveys of
the Skagit and Tulameen river basins and covered
much of the area we include today in Manning Park.
His appointment to the University in 1917 left him
less time for botanical surveys. In the following years
until his retirement in 1943 thousands of students
'had him' in biology and botany lectures and laboratories and some who recall his finely executed blackboard illustrations will regret the passing of this art
in biological teaching.
Teaching responsibly, in Professor Davidson's
mind, took the teacher out of the classroom. It is not
surprising, therefore, that he was founder and, until
1937, president of the Vancouver Natural History
Society, secretary of a youthful B.C. Academy of
Science, onetime secretary and president of the Vancouver Institute and that he was also deeply interested and active in many other cultural organizations
in our province. First, last and always, though, he
was a botanist.
John Davidson's early association with botanical
gardens in 'the old land,' his associations in later
years as a UBC professor with Kew Gardens in England, and his appreciation of our favourable climate,
led him to urge the establishment of a UBC botanical
garden. His garden, developed at Colony Farm, 1912
to 1916, was the first strictly botanical garden in
Canada. He was successful in having the garden
transferred to the Point Grey campus. Today he continues to hope that the UBC botanical garden will
blossom well staffed and with unalienable land.
Professor Davidson has three children, two of them
graduates of UBC. His namesake is professor of botany at the University of Nebraska. A daughter, Jean,
a fine botanist in her own right, is the wife of Dr.
C. A. Arnold, professor of paleobotany at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. A second daughter,
Flora (Mrs. Douglas Bell), lives in Luseland, Saskatchewan.
This brief account of Professor Davidson's life and
work might well conclude with a quotation from Darwin's 'Journal during the voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle
round the world'—"Our Voyage having come to an
end, I will take a short retrospect of the advantages
and disadvantages, the pains and the pleasures of our
circumnavigation of the world. If a person asked my
advice, before undertaking a long voyage, my answer
would depend upon his possessing a decided taste
for some branch of knowledge, which could by this
means be advanced.—It is necessary to look forward
to a harvest, however distant that may be, when some
fruit will be reaped, some good effected." The voyage
began in Scotland in 1878 when John Davidson was
born; to B.C. belongs the rich harvest. □
Looking across the Aquatic Garden toward the
AUTUMN     1967 Students and/et Les Etudiants
University student exchange
by HELEN STUART, Education HI
/""•an one hundred education students gathered
^ together from all parts of Canada and including
French-language students get along with one another?
We entered on the experiment determined that we
would—and found that it was a decision very easily
carried out.
The great experiment took place last February. It
was an exchange program among Canadian education students brought about largely through cooperation of the university faculties. In our case the
key men were Professor Frank Hardwick UBC, and
Professor Boulianne, Saint Joseph Teacher Training
College, Montreal.
From January 29 until February 11 of this year
nine UBC Faculty of Education students and Professor Hardwick, along with education students—
nine each—from the University of Calgary, the University of Saskatchewan, Memorial University, and
Dalhousie University took part in an exchange program with Saint Joseph Teacher Training College in
Montreal. A grant from the Canadian Centennial
Commission supported the project.
Groups of nine Montrealers flew to the universities
mentioned above to spend a week in the homes of
chosen exchange students. A week later all one hundred of us converged on Montreal, and that was how
we met people from one coast of Canada to the other.
This being able to spend two weeks with our visitors
was most fortunate for through it we really got to
know each other and discuss our views freely. During
that fortnight we attended lectures, visited points
of interest, and had fun.
In planning for the Montrealers' visit to B.C. we
delved through all possibilities of things to show them
—things quite different from Montreal. As ideas came
in at meetings enthusiasm and excitement peaked.
Thanks to the help of local centennial committees,
organizations, and private funds we were able to
realize most of our dreams. A luncheon given in our
UBC Faculty Club by Dean Scarfe added great prestige to the first day of the visit. No less dignified were
a tour of the legislative buildings, luncheon at the
Empress Hotel, and an evening at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre listening to our Vancouver Symphony
An unforgettable highlight of the week in Vancouver was a tour of the Vancouver Art Gallery conducted by British Columbia's noted painter, Gordon
Smith. As another treat Mr. and Mrs. Smith entertained all nineteen of us to lunch at their Marine
Drive home.
On our agenda we included visits which helped us
see just what makes our province tick—things like
a tour of the B.C. Hydro building, an excursion
around Vancouver Harbour past cement plants, grain
elevators, oil refineries, great freighters, pulp and
paper plants. As inevitably happens we British Columbia students learned quite a bit ourselves.
Mixed in with all this were lectures and school
visits. The Montreal students were much impressed
with the range of subjects taught in B.C. schools and
universities and with the various avenues a student
may enter here.
A sampling of our environment wouldn't have been
complete, of course, without including our favourite
Vancouver haunts which our professor sagaciously let
us decide on ourselves. We took in places like the
Johann Strauss, Chinese restaurants, Stanley Park,
and the Grouse Nest. The Montrealers left here with
very firm intentions to return to Beautiful B.C.
Not to be outdone in hospitality the Montreal students gave us a very wonderful week of events. We
U.B.C.   CHRONICLE were conducted through freezing temperatures in a
warm bus around Montreal past historic landmarks to
the Expo '67 grounds. We took a day trip to our
nation's capital where we attended a question period
in parliament. This is something no Canadian should
miss. Sitting in the gallery in the House of Commons
we felt a new pride in Canada's past and present, and
discovered ourselves immensely optimistic about our
We experienced, too, something typically French
—the Crepe Bretonne restaurant, which a group of
us entered amidst steam and cold air one lunch hour
to try our tongues at speaking French to the waitress.
Bilingual-Bicultural Problems
Something very noticeable in Montreal is the
throbbing industrial and commercial life exemplified
in the impressive Place Ville Marie building. We students were even honoured by speeches and discussion
led by controversial speakers on the bilingual-bicul-
tural problems we face.
By the end of the fortnight most of us regretted
that our trip was over, but felt that everything had
been a great success. This was due to several factors.
Having students stay with us and we with them, working and relaxing with each other in both exchanging
provinces, enabled us to get to know the groups well.
Also, our supervisors didn't try to force things. They
let our friendships grow on their own, and let us do
many things on our own, where we could come to a
more honest understanding. We didn't have to put on
an act, but could be ourselves—not British Columbians, not Quebecois.
From this exchange we learned—what a lot we
learned! With eighteen pairs of eyes our group didn't
miss much, and we all gained new outlooks on things
with which we had imagined ourselves very familiar.
Perhaps we all grow too used to things we live with
and need an outsider to make us more observant.
Prejudices and false concepts didn't last very long.
One Montrealer remarked, jokingly of course, "But
I heard everyone had oil wells in their back yards in
B.C.!" This remark was made deliberately, but I
think most people tend to form tidy little pictures of
what something is like when they don't know the
truth. Two of the French-language students from
another Montreal college were a bit reserved when
we first arrived, but through talking together we finally got through to each other that we were Canadians
first before being French or English or anything else.
This free, honest talk among ourselves, free of the
fear of 'letting our side down,' of the strange, false
pride that we have in things really no better than the
other fellow's, I think was most important. Besides,
if one of a group said something rather pompous,
another would, all in good humour, correct the situation.
I think this honesty and freedom came also from
knowing that we were talking to friends who would
go out of their way to understand what was meant.
We knew we weren't just talking to win a point, but
to come to a clear understanding. We had more respect for each other's opinions because we had experienced, through this exchange program, many of the
things which influenced the thoughts behind the opinions. One had a feeling that here was a real person
talking, not a generalized stereotype with parroted
questions and answers. Also, as friends, we all felt
more committed to find the truth.
Finally, we knew that what we said represented
exactly what we were. There was no 'general concept' to back us up, just experience. Of course eighteen people, let alone one hundred, couldn't agree on
everything, but even in disagreement there were
enough ideas to work out a common ground. Best of
all, there was a great willingness to find that common
I found common ground between Montreal and
Vancouver in that people, families, carried on their
daily lives in much the same way. I remember one
particular moment spinning into Montreal in a bus
one frosty morning. The people in front of me were
reading the newspaper, chatting about the weekend,
car trouble, work, solving political and world problems, all in 45 minutes. I closed my eyes and saw
our B.C. Hydro buses filled with early morning workers talking of the same things.
Close Friendships
The major gain for me from this exchange was the
realization that reading books and papers can only
be a start towards understanding, that really learning about people is making friends, living among
them, sharing the experiences of their daily lives to
see what determines their thinking. The important
fact about this exchange was that it enabled all hundred of us to do just this. Because we had made such
close friendships, the understanding went even further. We lived not as a French-Canadian would or as
an English-Canadian would, but as the individual
we knew would. Of course we found that there are
some real problems—both in Quebec and British Columbia—but they will be best solved by co-operation
rather than by one side accusing the other.
Now I know that the more we Canadians emerge
from little rooms of suspicion, false pride and fallacy,
open our eyes and try to know our fellow countrymen as human beings, not stereotypes, try working
together while respecting each other's beliefs, the
happier we will be. Useful knowledge for a prospective teacher. It isn't possible for one of us who participated in this exchange to go along with such generalizations as "They are all trouble makers." Two
different cultures need not form an impregnable barrier, not if there is mutual respect and understanding.
Through exchanges such as ours this respect and
understanding is possible. □
AUTUMN     1967 T&a*s«
U.B.C.   CHRONICLE vucmom
Come and join the gang
October 23 - 28
AUTUMN     1967 More From More
AAG 1967 Heading For New Records
John Williams, BCom'58
Benefitting from the past and present efforts of
Alumni Annual Giving volunteers, and the increasing
generosity of UBC alumni, your 1967 campaign is
40% ahead of 1966 and heading towards its target
of $200,000 from alumni funds.
A key factor in the 1967 campaign is the strong
initial response to Alumni Annual Giving's new,
improved, initial mailing at our campaign year opening April 1, 1967. Another is Vice-Chairman Martin
Chess's "Class Agent" programme in which seven
faculties participated — Engineering, Commerce,
Law, Agriculture, Forestry, Medicine and Nursing.
This is proving a most effective follow-up to the
initial mailing.
Results to August 14, 1967 compared to the same
day in 1966 are:
1967 Total Donors 3,332
Total Returns $105,216.95
1966 Total Donors 2,081
Total Returns $70,273.19
Performance-wise the 3,332 gifts for this year
show that:
Gave same
Gave more
Gave less
New donors
The significance of the increased and renewed
alumni support for Alumni Annual Giving goes beyond the monetary element. We believe this is an extremely healthy reaction and a positive vote of support
for UBC to continue striving for academic excellence
as Canada's third largest university. A strong collective
display by graduates has tremendous influence on
many other areas from which UBC receives its funds.
Free Funds for UBC's Extra Needs
Our appeal is based on raising as much "free funds"
as possible so that the vital extras can be provided for
UBC. By assuming responsibility for the success of
Alumni Annual Giving, UBC alumni can take part in
a practical manner in their University's development,
and can help repay their feelings of gratitude and indebtedness. The money is used effectively, wisely, and
with strict attention to priorities for the areas of
greatest need. 1966 Alumni Annual Giving Funds
were distributed as follows:
N. A. M. MacKenzie Alumni Scholarships   $ 16,800.00
N. A. M. MacKenzie American Alumni
Scholarships          2,500.00
President's Alumni Fund         8,000.00
Three Universities Capital Fund (cash) 6,720.00
UBC Rugby Tour         6,049.00
Library          4,393.00
Alumni Graduate Scholarship         3,000.00
Athletics          2,645.00
UBC Rowing Crew          2,520.00
Marjorie J. Smith Memorial Fund  1,655.00
University Nurses' Scholarship  1,187.00
Canadian University Service Overseas ... 1,021.00
History of Medicine Project  1,000.00
Student Union Building   1,000.00
J. W. Hartley Bursary Fund  1,000.00
Faculty of Medicine  995.00
Faculty of Agriculture   935.00
Sherwood Lett Memorial Fund  694.00
Department of Geology   505.00
AMS Home for Indian Girls  500.00
Miscellaneous less than $500.00 each 9,288.00
Three Universities Capital Fund
(pledges)          47,955.00
Other gifts        19,821.00
Just Less Than Halfway To Go!
At the mid-point in the 1967 Alumni Annual Giving campaign, UBC graduates are to be thanked and
congratulated for their increased support. We are,
however, just slightly in excess of 50% of our target.
To provide those vital extras for UBC, Alumni Annual Giving must continue in its present trend. Your
donation is greatly needed and appreciated by the
Students, Faculty and Administration.
Please support Alumni Annual Giving—1967!
John Williams, BCom'58,
Chairman, AAG Committee
U.B.C.   CHRONICLE there's
to CGE
most folks
For instance, even as you scan this
message, research and development teams serving our 22 CGE
plants are seeking, not only to improve our existing products but are
exploring many fields of potential
promise. Some of these areas of
interest are as dissimilar as chemical and metallurgical, hydraulics
and electronics, heat transfer and
aerodynamics to mention just a few.
Why such diversification? Because
at Canadian General Electric we
believe in making major risk investments in product fields that show
future promise. These investments
are based on the conviction that
leadership in industry is achieved
by innovation in the development
and application of new products
and technology more than by merely attempting to get a larger share
of the market for existing products
... and why you are sure of more of
the best now, and in the future.
we have these fields of activity to serve you... Atomic Power... chemical
... Metallurgical... Construction and Power Distribution... Electronics ... Defence Products... Housewares
and Home Entertainment. .. Industrial Apparatus . .. Information Systems ... Lamps . .. Major Appliances
. . . Power Generation and Industrial Machinery.
AUTUMN    1967 Listen in with the editor
Elizabeth B. Norcross, BA'56
Editor, UBC Alumni Chronicle
rpHE summer doldrums has had no meaning this
-*• year for the executive committee of the Board
of Management. The first week of July saw the
beginning of an active summer when a strong contingent of our people took advantage of the annual
American Alumni Council Conference being held
in San Francisco and went down there for the
sessions. Volunteers who attended were Stan Evans
(vice-president), David Helliwell (treasurer), Barry
Lindsay (homecoming chairman), Sholto Hebenton
(university government committee), and John Williams (AAG chairman).
Staffers attending were Ian (Scotty) Malcolm
(AAG director) and Barbara Vitols (programs
director). I attended a publishing institute held
immediately prior to the main conference.
All that intensive education in alumni organization
provided a good basis for reconsideration of our
own Association's objectives and a revamping of its
programs. That's what all the meetings have been
about this summer and there'll be something concrete to report before too long.
The Young Alumni Club
The Young Alumni Club met regularly in Cecil
Green Park on Friday afternoons all through the
summer. The purpose of this club is to generate and
retain interest in the University among younger
alumni. The organizers feel that this group can serve
UBC even though at the moment they are not in a
position to make a financial commitment. Meetings
are open to all alumni and to students in their
graduating year. Come the fall there will be a series
of 'Faculty Nights' when club members will have an
opportunity to meet deans and professors and to
discuss latest developments in their respective fields.
Bill MacDonald (Law '66) is the president and
the membership chairman is John Richards (Commerce '67). Anything else you'd like to know? Just
call the Alumni office, 228-3313.
The last Board of Management meeting, held on
June 8, heard committee reports which indicated a
good deal of solid work accomplished in a number
of areas. Plans for Homecoming Week were well
advanced. Note that word 'week.' While Saturday,
October 28, will be the big day, there will be something going on Monday through Saturday, events
designed to appeal to the varied alumni and alumnae interests.
The university government committee, after holding some 40 meetings, studying all available reports
on university government and interviewing many
knowledgeable people, has come up with a report of
some 70 pages of its own, not quite finalized at time
of this  writing.
Looking well into the future, there's a committee
now working on an Alumni Conference for the
spring of 1968. They plan this to follow the concept
of the 'B.C. '76' Conference of last year. The idea
is that these conferences shall be held biannually.
1070 S.E. Marine Drive, Vancouver
U.B.C.   CHRONICLE News around the campus
Here is this year's round-up of
major scholarships awarded to UBC
graduates by a number of different organizations.
The Canada Council has announced
several doctoral fellowship awards for
1967-68 to UBC Alumni. The candidates
are: Jack Horn, BA'64, fine arts, Yale
University; Janice Hickman, BA'64, now
Mrs. John Sargent, French, Harvard University; Harry S. Swain, BA'64, geography,
University of Minnesota; Robin Lake, BA
'64, speech and drama, Stanford University; James W. Maxwell, BA'59, MA'64,
geography, University of Minnesota.
The H. R. MacMillan Family Fellowship, a grant of $3,200, has been awarded
to Seymour Mayne, MA'66. He will be
working for his doctorate at UBC in English language and literature.
Dennis Sutherland, BCom'67, has been
awarded a $2,500 MacKenzie King Travelling Fellowship. He will study for his
master's degree in business administration at Columbia University.
John J. Emery BSc'66, has been
awarded a Shell Canada Centennial Fellowship for graduate work in civil engin
eering. Mr. Emery is one of five Canadian
post-graduate students to receive a Shell
Fellowship, each of which is worth $4,500
This year four UBC Alumni have benefited by a new high level of National Research Council scholarships which has recently been established. These scholarships provide $5,000 annually for three
years, plus fees and travel expenses while
the students are working for doctorates in
science and engineering. The four UBC
men to receive the scholarships are: Russell J. Boyd, BSc'67, Dale B. C. Cher-
chas, BASc'67, Ingar Olav Moen, BSc'67,
Arthur R. Warburton, BA'67.
An $11,000 grant has been made by the
National Research Council to Dr. D. S.
Sahri, MSc'62, PhD'66, for research in
magnetic solids.
Charles Livingstone, BSc'65, has been
awarded a $3,000 N.R.C. scholarship for
doctoral work at Western University.
Jonathon E. Slater, BASc'64, has also received a $3,000 N.R.C. award.
Richard E. B. Simeon, BA'64, is winner
of a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship.  He will be doing full-time re
search for his doctoral thesis in political
science at Yale University.
There have been Woodrow Wilson Fellowships awarded to eight other UBC
Alumni who plan university teaching careers. They provide a $2,000 living stipend
and payment of all tuition and fees for
the first year of graduate studies. The
winners are: John R. Butterfield, BA'67,
history, Omar O. Bolli, BA'67, political
science, John B. Kervin, BA'67, sociology,
Michael D. Kliffer, BA'67, Romance Studies. Dennis L. Krebs, BA'67, psychology,
Patricia L. M. Kennedy, BA'67, history,
Gary H. Pyne, BA'67, anthropology.
John L. Scadding, BCom'63, has received a Ford Foundation dissertation fellowship. He receives $2,500 plus tuition
and research expenses for work at the
University of Chicago on the role of the
commercial banking system in capital
Michael B. Walbank, MA'65, has won
the James Rignall Wheeler Fellowship of
$3,000. He will use the grant to study
at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.
Dr. George Szasz, MD'55, assistant
professor of preventive medicine at UBC
is the first Canadian medical educator to
be awarded a faculty fellowship by the
Milbank Memorial Fund of New York.
The fellowship valued at $40,000 is tenable over the next five years, and will
allow Dr. Szasz to undertake advanced
training in the social sciences as applied
to health and medicine.
What's In It For Me, They Keep Asking
IT'S A QUESTION which may not be viable (viable . . .
a good IN word this week) as a complete philosophy for
living, but it has its uses, not always entirely crass. For
instance, when people subscribe to and read a newspaper
they quite rightly do so because it provides something for
THEM, each and every one. Until computers start turning
out people, people will continue to differ from each other
in tastes and attitudes in a most disorderly and human
way and The Sun will keep right on being a paper in which
as many as possible find what they want.
AUTUMN     1967 Dr. H. R. MacMillan
Forestry-Agriculture Complex
On june 14, Dr. H. R. MacMillan unveiled a
plaque commemorating the official opening of the
new forestry-agriculture complex which bears his
name. Dr. MacMillan was the first Chief Forester of
British Columbia and is a friend and benefactor of
The Honorable Ray G. Williston, Minister of
Lands, Forests, and Water Resources, gave the official opening address, in which he said that the union
of the faculties would help both industries advance
in harmony rather than in conflict over land use. The
building will house Canada's first joint resource-industry study program. Dr. Joseph Gardner, Dean of
Forestry, noted that this will enable students to gain
exposure to specialists in both fields and so develop
a broader viewpoint.
Some of the remarkable achievements of the
Faculty of Agriculture were outlined by Dean Blythe
A. Eagles. He followed this with the prediction that
"In these surroundings we can look forward to a new
surge of energy in both the research and academic
The three story court-yard style complex of the
H. R. MacMillan Building was designed to encourage maximum academic and social mingling between
students in both fields. There are facilities for 550
undergraduates, 120 graduate students and 46 faculty-
Each faculty has a separate wing for its offices
and laboratories with a connecting wing containing
student study and common room facilities, lecture
theatres and lecture-laboratory rooms. These are
under joint supervision and control, as is the 40,000
volume science library on the third floor.
UBC Hosts CUS Seminar
From august 20th to 30th the Lower Mall Residence complex was the site of the Tenth Annual
Seminar of the Canadian Union of Students. Approximately 150 delegates from 40 universities in
Canada participated in the conference.
The purpose of the seminar is to consider, in an
academic atmosphere, subjects which are pertinent
to the student and the academic community. This
year's topic was "Academic Change".
The co-ordinators of UBC's new Arts 1 program, Dr. G. E. McGuigan and Dr. Ian Ross, were
among the faculty guests from across the country.
This seminar was the result of a successful bid made
two years ago by the then President of the Alma
Mater Society, Mr. Byron Hender, for UBC and
Simon Fraser University, to act as joint hosts in the
Centennial year.
Recent Appointments
Two new deans and a new director of information
services are among the recent appointments at UBC.
The Faculty of Agricultture will be headed by Dr.
Michael Shaw, succeeding Dean Blythe Eagles who
retired as dean on June 30. Dr. Shaw, who took his
BSc with first-class honours in botany and his MSc
and PhD in botany and plant pathology at McGill
University, has been with the University of Saskatchewan since 1950. In 1961 he was appointed professor and head of the department of biology there.
His principal research interest for the last 14 years
has been the physiology and biochemistry of the
rusts which infect cereal crops.
Dr. Bernard E. Riedel, professor of pharmacy and
executive assistant to the Vice-president of the University of Alberta, has been named to succeed Dr. A.
Whitney Matthews as Dean of Pharmacy. Dr. Matthews retired on June 30. Dr. Riedel obtained his BSc
from the University of Alberta in 1943, and after
spending three years in the Royal Canadian Air Force
returned to the university for his masters. He was
awarded his PhD in 1953 from the University of
Western Ontario. Following this he was appointed
assistant professor of pharmacy at Edmonton, and in
1959, full professor. For the past six years Dr. Riedel
has been executive assistant to the Vice-president of
the University. He has been engaged in active research
into the effect of various drugs on muscle tissue, the
production of hormones in animals and on the use of
radioactive isotopes.
Mr. T. A. Myers, former Vancouver Sun reporter,
has been appointed Director of Information Services
at UBC. Mr. Myers has had more than 20 years experience with five Canadian daily newspapers. He is
best known for his work as medical reporter for
The Sun over the last several years.
U.B.C.   CHRONICLE James Taylor
Sherwood Lett
Scholarship Winner
JAMES P. TAYLOR, a third year law student, has
been awarded the second Sherwood Lett Memorial
Scholarship. The scholarship of $1,500 is given annually to a student who reflects Mr. Lett's personal
qualities—high scholastic and literary achievements,
physical vigour, moral force of character and ability
to serve, teach and work with others.
Mr. Taylor was chairman of the 1967 Open House
committee and has been a member of successful
McGowan Cup debating teams. In February he was
selected as one of the four top debators in the Centennial Debates at Waterloo, Ontario. He has served
as a research and editorial assistant for Faculty of
Law professors and was this year named to Sigma
Tau Chi, the men's honorary fraternity at UBC.
His future plans include graduate work in law
and then either private practice or a career with the
federal department of External Affairs.
At Home
on the Campus
UBC-trained bacteriologists staff the
Dairyland laboratory; UBC's Faculty of
Agriculture has worked in close cooperation tvith Dairyland for many years.
Dairyland is proud of this long and
happy association with the University of
British Columbia.
A Division of the Fraser Valley
Milk Producers' Association.
To Space Research Scientists and Astronomers,
the sky above is a challenge for exploration and
scientific achievement.
For one hundred and twenty years, wise personal planning for the future has been our
watchword at Canada Life. Modern computers,
operating around the clock, assist our representatives by providing service to policyholders as
personal as a fingerprint.
Canada Life
 r^/tssurance Company
AUTUMN     1967 Touring the garden. L to R—Paul Whitley, Mrs. Buck,
Prof. King, Mrs. Gunning, Mrs. Pickell, Jimmie Herd,
Dr. Imlah.
'22 Reunion
"Through the Mellowing of the years," writes
Les McLennan, BA '22, "classmates were often
indistinguishable from faculty members."
He was referring, of course, to the Class of '22
reunion held on July 26 last at the home of Dean
and Mrs. Blythe Eagles. There were eighty-one
persons at that gathering, classmates, a goodly
sprinkling of their old professors, Chancellor Buchanan and Mrs. J. M. (Beverley) Lecky, president of the
Alumni Association. There were letters of regret,
too, among them letters from Her Excellency Mrs.
Roland Michener (nee Norah Willis), Dr. and Mrs.
Klinck, Dr. and Mrs. Mack Eastman, Prof, and Mrs.
J. M. Turnbull. All three of UBC's original faculties
—Arts, Agriculture and Applied Science—had representatives at the reunion.
Dr. and Mrs. Lionel Stevenson took honours for
having come specifically for the party from the
greatest distance (North Carolina), with Dr. and
Mrs. Bert Imlah close seconds (Boston).
The party, which began at 2:30 in the afternoon,
went on through the supper hour—and what a
buffet that was, from Master Chef Eagles' B.C.
salmon and all the various side dishes, including
home-baked bread by Mrs. Lanning, to the fresh
strawberries contributed by Ernie and Louise Clarke
(unable to be personally present)—until well into
the evening.
While the younger generations of alumni who
knew not Joseph may refer to UBC's Fairview days
with pity, those days are recalled with affection and
pride by the Class of '22. Out of that affectionate
remembrance arose a unanimous decision to take
some steps towards commemorating in tangible form
the happy ties with the Fairview campus. The possibility of working on a joint basis with the other
Fairview classes was raised, and Dean Blythe Eagles
was named chairman of a committee to explore the
idea further, with Paul Whitley, Orson Banfield,
Martha McLeod and Marjorie Agnew as members.
Cora and Lester McLennan.
ubc has always supported the Canadian University Service Overseas program, financially and,
more important, by participation. This year is no
exception. Twenty-seven graduates from a variety of
fields will be going to work in the underdeveloped
countries that will be able to use their skills and knowledge. The group which will leave in September
1967, consists of:—
Janet Alexander, BA'66, educ'67, teacher, Trinidad.
Mary Jean Atkinson, BSc'64, Pharmacy'66-67,
teacher, Trinidad.
Barbara-Ann Baker, BEd'67, teacher, Jamaica.
Sandra Boyd, BA'66, teacher, Sierra Leone.
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bradley (Jean BA'65), teachers, Kenya.
Marjan English, EA Certificate'67, teacher, Malaysia.
Duncan Etches, BSc'67, teacher, Ethiopia.
Peter Gelin, BA'67, teacher, Trinidad.
Dianne Hing, BEd'67, teacher, Ghana.
L. Blair Humphrey, BSc'65, MSc'67, teacher,
Chef Dean Eagles serves, R to L—Dean Gunning, Mrs.
Imlah, Dr. Imlah, Howell Harris.
U.B.C.   CHRONICLE Vincent Iannacone, BA'67, teacher, Guyana.
William Irwin, BEd'67, teacher, Guyana.
David G. King, BSc'64, MSc'67, wildlife management or teaching, Kenya.
Frederick Loewen, MSc'67, teacher, Tanzania.
Donald Morrison, BA'67, teacher, Tanzania.
Dorothy Partridge, two years educ, teacher,
Evanthea Razis, BA'66, educ'67, teacher, Malawi.
Torsten Schmid, BA'67, teacher, Uganda.
Thomas Simpson, BCom'67, travelling auditor,
Ann Stephenson, BA'66, educ'67, teacher, Thailand.
Gary Stewart, BA'67, teacher, Uganda.
Michael Wicks, BSA'67, teacher, Malaysia.
Reuben Wiens, BSP'67, pharmacist, Nigeria.
Christopher Williams, BASc'67, teacher, Nigeria.
Brian and Wendy Marson, BA'62, MA'64. MA'64
(nee Dobson, BSN'63), are also working for CUSO.
They left in January, 1967, for New Delhi, India
where Brian is co-ordinator of the 55 CUSO teachers,
nurses and agriculturalists serving in India. Wendy is
Northern Regional Director for the voluntary family
planning project set up by the Christian Medical Association of India.
The best wishes of all Alumni go with these young
graduates. □
L^CAg,..i> .g   -        /
UBC Rowing Eights—Cox, Herb Crawley; left to right,
Stroke, Brian McDaniel, Eric McAuity, John Richards,
Claus Svorgen, Bill Chapman, Fred Chapman, Brian
Johnson, Bruce Noble.
Rowing Crew
They made it to the pan American games in
Winnipeg, our green young UBC rowing eight, and
then they won a silver medal for Canada, losing to
Harvard by two boat lengths.
With the gold medal as their 1967 goal the UBC
rowing crews had moved into a high-geared training
program in early May. Coach Waynne Pretty and
Assistant Coach John Cartmel started intensified
training of twenty student oarsmen on May 6 at the
Crystal Waters Resort on Kalamalka Lake. Former
UBC rowing coach Frank Read accompanied the
contingent to the Okanagan.
The UBC crews were housed at the Okanagan
Athletic Camp near Winfield and most of the rowers
found summer employment in the Vernon area.
Their days followed a routine of early morning rowing, of an eight-hour bread-and-butter job, more
rowing in the evening—and bed. Then came the
Pan Am trials in St. Catherine's when our eight
won the right to represent Canada at Winnipeg.
Former UBC crews have done well at previous
Pan American Games. In 1939 at Chicago they won
a silver medal in the 8's, losing a close race to the
United States, and in 1963 at Sao Paulo, Brazil,
they won a gold medal in the 8's. This year's crew
is not of exceptionally large physique as compared
with previous years, but style, technique and determination paid off in the winning of that 1967 silver
medal. We congratulate them.
AUTUMN     1967 as Director of the Library Service Centre
for the Qualicum School District to that
of Supervisor of School Libraries in the
Department of Education in the province
of Manitoba.
Dean H. C. Gunning, BASc'23
Five ubc alumni have had the honor
of being among the first nominees to the
newly created Order of Canada. The
Order, whose motto is "Desiderantes
Meliorem Patriam", meaning "They desire a better country", provides the Canadian government with a method of recognition for outstanding merit and gallantry by Canadians.
The UBC Alumni who have become
members of the Order are: Dr. Brock
Chisholm, DSc'54, former director of the
World Health Organization; Lt.-Gov.
Maj.-Gen. George R. Pearkes, VC, LLD
'44, British Columbia's twentieth lieutenant governor and a former national defence minister; Norman A. Robertson, BA
'23, LLD'45, a Rhodes scholar, former
High Commissioner to Great Britain and
ambassador to Washington. He is currently professor of International Affairs at
Carleton University and a special consultant to the Government; L. Dana Wilgress, LLD'53, first Canadian ambassador
to Moscow, former High Commissioner to
Great Britain. In 1952 he became Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs.
The Medal of Service was awarded to
Mrs. Frank M. Ross, BA'25, MA'27, LLD
'45, former Chancellor of UBC, who was
during the Second World War a chief research economist for the federal government.
Dr. Arthur Lionel Stevenson,  BA'22,
MA(Tor.), PhD(Calif-), BLitt(Oxon.), accompanied by Mrs. Stevenson, visited the
offices of the Chronicle in July, the first
time that they had been on campus in
What's new
with alumni
13 years. Dr. Stevenson is a noted authority on English literature, especially the
Victorian novel. As he says, "I'm always
working on a book"—and this year is no
exception. Between 1964 and 1967 Dr.
Stevenson has been chairman of the department of English at Duke University.
For the 1967-68 academic year he will be
Berg Visiting Professor at New York
Dr. Henry C. Gunning, BASc'23, PhD
(MIT), in recognition of his outstanding
contribution to the mining industry of
Canada and his service at a geologist with
the Geological Survey of Canada, for his
contribution as a teacher and his service
to the profession, has been awarded the
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Medal for distinguished service for
1966. Dr. Gunning was a professor and
head of the geography department at UBC
and in 1953 became head of the Applied
Science Faculty.
An honorary degree of Doctor of Laws
has been conferred by the University of
Victoria on Norman A. Robertson, BA'23,
LLD'45, Director of the School of International Affairs at Carleton University
and former Under Secretary of State for
External Affairs.
Dr. Phyllis G. Ross, BA'25, LLD'45,
CBE, MA, former Chancellor of UBC
was honored on June 6, 1967, by being
named the "Woman of the Century, 1867-
1967". This was a Centennial Award of
the National Council of Jewish Women of
Canada for the province of British Columbia.
Grace Ryall, BA'29, (now Mrs. G. C.
D'Arcy) is transferring from her position
Herbert J.
Barratt, BASc'31
Herbert John Barratt, BASc'31, one of
Vancouver's leading consulting engineers
has been elected to the Engineering Institute of Canada. This distinction has been
given to Mr. Barratt in recognition of his
contribution to the development of engineering in this country.
Dr. Patrick D. McTaggart-Cowan,
MBE, BA'33, DSc'61, President of Simon
Fraser University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
This honor is bestowed on scientists who
have attained acknowledged eminence in
some branch of geophysics. Dr. McTaggart-Cowan was Director of the Meteorological Service of Canada before joining
Simon Fraser University and continues to
make important contributions to his areas
of scientific interest.
Dr. Patrick D.
Cowan, MBE,
BA'33, DSo'61
George H. Nelson, BA'35, BEd'47, has
been appointed to the position of District
Superintendent of Schools for Coquitlam.
He has held the same position in the Salmon Arm and Enderby school districts
for the last six years.
The Eye Service Department of the
British Columbia-Yukon Division, Canadian National Institute for the Blind is
being expanded with the appointment of
Eileen Martha Davies (now Sumner),
BSN'35 as supervisor of the department.
In this position Mrs. Sumner hopes to
extend the Prevention of Blindness program throughout the community. She is
also responsible for the B.C. division of
the Eye Bank of Canada.
After 12 years as the Coquitlam District Superintendent of Schools, R. B.
Stibbs, BA'37, is retiring, effective August
31, 1967. Mr. Stibbs has taught in secondary and elementary schools throughout
the province and served as school inspector in Prince George, Salmon Arm and
Revelstoke before coming to Coquitlam.
U.B.C.   CHRONICLE Dr. Paul C. Trussell, BSA'38, director
of the British Columbia Research Council,
recently headed a United Nations survey
to determine the technological needs of
Malaysia, Thailand, and Taiwan.
Thomas E. Bennett, BA'41, director of
elementary instruction for Nanaimo
School District retired in June after 39
years in the field of education.
Ormond W. Dier, BA'41, has been
transferred from his position as ambassador to Colombia and Ecuador to that of
Senior Canadian representative on the International Control Commission in Viet
A noted scientist from Oregon State
University, Dr. Campbell Graham Gilmour, BSc'41, MSc'45, PhD (U. of Wis.),
has been appointed professor of botany,
professor of molecular and genetic biology and director of the Institute of Environmental Biological Research at the
University of Utah.
James E. Purdy, BA'41, has been named
to the newly created position of Manager
of Marketing Services for H. Corby Distillery Ltd. He will co-ordinate all marketing administration of the Corby group
of companies.
Dr. J. Alan Thomas, BA'42, former
assistant director has been appointed
Director of the Midwest Administration
Center at the University of Chicago. He
will also be chairman of the Special Field
of Education Administration in the university's Department of Education. The
Midwest Administration Centre is a research, training and service agency in education administration which was originally financed by the Kellogg Foundation
in 1950.
The British Columbia Forest Service has
appointed Eric W. Robinson, BCom'43,
BSF'44, as forester-in-charge of the department's reforestation division in Victoria.
Dr. John I.
BA'45, MA'46
Donald G. Ivey,
BA'44, MA'46
"A Soupcon of Science" was the topic
when Donald G. Ivey, BA'44, MA'46,
principal of New College, University of
Toronto, opened Education Week at
UBC in March, addressing the Vancouver
Dr. Basil A. Dunell, BASc'45, MASc'46,
AM, PhD (Princeton), of the Chemistry
department, UBC, has been elected Director of Scientific Affairs of the Chemical
Institute of Canada. The Institute is an
8,500 member national organization of
chemical engineers and chemists.
Dr. John I. Goodlad, BA'45, MA'46,
PhD'49 (U. of Chicago), has been appointed Dean of the University of California, Los Angeles' Graduate School of
Education. One of America's outstanding
educators, he began his career teaching
school in B.C., including a one-room, eight
grade school in Surrey. He has been active in research work on the problems of
education and teacher training. He is also
the author of many books and articles
on education.
Dr. Bernard Ostle, BA'45, MA'46, PhD
(Iowa State) '49, a well-known educator,
scientist and industrial consultant has
been appointed the first Dean of the College of Sciences at Florida Technological
University. Dr. Ostle's main area of
specialization is statistics and he is a recognized leader in the fields of mathematics
operations research, reliability and quality control.
Arthur Connaught Ashby, BSW'46, has
been appointed Acting Director of the
Undergraduate School of Social Work at
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario.
He has been Director of Research at the
Maritime School of Social Work, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
John Charles Slingsby, BASc'47, manager of marketing services for Canadian
Allis-Chalmers Ltd. has been appointed
manager, field service. In his new position he will be responsible for the establishment and co-ordination of a nationwide service network.
Dr. Peter F. Bargen, BA'48, MA'53,
PhD'59 (Alta.), Superintendent of Edmonton Public Schools has been appointed
Chief Commissioner of the City of Edmonton, Alberta.
James R. Brown, BCom'48, senior tax
adviser to the federal government has
been named to lead a study by finance
department officials of the recommendations of the Carter Royal Commission on
Taxation. The group's findings will help
formulate future tax policies.
One of the discoverers of Myxim, an
antibiotic, Dr. Douglas Charles Gillespie,
BSA'48, MSA'51, PhD'62 (U. of Western
Reserve), has been appointed to the scientific staff at the Freshwater Institute, Winnipeg, where he will be engaged in fish
Gerald H. Cross, LLB'48, resigned in
April from his office as British Columbia's legislative counsel. He has resumed
private practice in Victoria.
William Idsardi, BA'48, formerly assistant to the corporate secretary of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway has been
appointed Director of Public Information
for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His responsibilities will include bank,
community and press relations for the
Fourth Federal District, comprising Ohio,
Western Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
Rome is the new home of Roy I. Jackson, BASc'48. Mr. Jackson is now head
of the Department of Fisheries, Food and
Agriculture Division, United Nations,
Rome. He will be responsible for the administration of their program on a worldwide basis, among the 110 participating
Andrew E. Thompson, BSW'48, MSW
'50, member of the Ontario legislature
since 1959 and former leader of the Ontario Liberal Party has been appointed to
the Senate of Canada. He was a probation
and parole expert for the British Columbia
government and later joined the federal
civil service and was a program organizer
for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
"Resources for Man" is the title of the
new book by Dr. William C. Leith, BASc
'48, MASc'49. The book is the result of
the research Dr. Leith did in his position
as scientific adviser for the resources section of Man the Producer at Expo 67. He
introduces the reader to the many facets
of resources, their relation to man and
their changing values.
John Forsyth, BA'49, MEd'64, is taking his whole family along when he leaves
for a teaching post at Adisadel Secondary
School, Cape Coast, Ghana. Mr. Forsyth
is on a two-year program sponsored by
the Canadian Department of External
John D. Frey, BASc'49, has been named
to head the Provincial Institute of Mining
at Haileybury, Ontario. Mr. Frey has been
teaching on the staff of the Institute for 13
SIMBAD (Simulation as a Basis for
Social Agents' Decisions) is the brain child
of Alexander W. McEachern, BA'49, MA
'50, and Edward M. Taylor, his associate
at the L'niversity of Southern California
Youth Studies Center. The project is financed by the United States Department
of Justice. The purpose of the project is
to make available, through the use of computers vast amounts of information on
cases upon which probation officers can
base their decisions. The project is expected to last for four years. Mr. McEachern has recently been appointed as
Director of the Youth Studies Center. He
has plans to continue the Center's research, training and demonstrataion projects involving all the relevant agencies of
the criminal justice system. There will also
be research into the significance and impact of changes in today's youth culture.
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.
AUTUMN     1967 '50-51
Peter S. Jack, BASc'50, manager of the
Potash Company of America's operation
near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was elected
president of the Saskatchewan Mining
Association at its annual general meeting
in Regina on April  17,  1967.
Helen B. Robinson (now Mrs. I. H.
Moore), BHE'50, district home economist
in the Stettler-Coronation area of Alberta has been transferred to the same
position at the Lacombe-Ponoka office.
Mrs. Frances
Tucker, BA'50
Mrs. Frances Tucker, BA'50, former
editor of the Chronicle and author of the
Alumni Association history 'The First
50 Years' has arrived back in Canada after
a six month tour of New Zealand and
Australia. While she was in Australia, she
visited La Trobe University, whose first
president is Dr. David Myers, former
Dean of Applied Science at UBC. The first
classes began at La Trobe in March 1967.
Professor R. J. Baker, BA'51, MA'53,
head of the English Department at Simon
Fraser University, has been elected president of the Association of Canadian University Teachers of English. Professor J.
M. Sandison, BA'50. MA'53, also of
Simon Fraser University, has been elected
secretary-treasurer of the association.
Gerald Carter, BA'51, is the only UBC
graduate to be represented in the Centennial Sculpture 67 display held in Vancouver this summer. For his sculpture "Bird"
Mr. Carter won the Rothmans Purchase
David A. Foster, BASc'51, superintendent of equipment for the Canadian
National  Railways  Maritime region  has
"Vancouver's   Leading
Business  College"
Secretarial Training,
Accounting, Dictaphone
Typewriting, Comptometer
Individual Instruction
Broadwav  and  Granville
Telephone: 738-7848
MRS. A. S. KANCS,  P.C.T., G.C.T.
been named mechanical and electrical engineer for the Atlantic region. Following
war service with the Navy Mr. Foster
joined the CNR and was stationed in
Straiford and Winnipeg before moving to
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53,
former director of the Alumni Association has been appointed to the new position of Director of Personnel and Community Relations with the Children's Aid
Society of Vancouver.
Andrew E. Soles, BA'51, has been appointed principal of Selkirk College,
Castlegar, B.C. He has been on the faculty since January 1966 as dean and acting vice-principal.
John R. M.
John R. M. Szogyen, BASc'51, has been
appointed to the position of vice-president
of manufacturing for Howe-Richardson
Scale Company. Howe-Richardson is a
subsidiary of a Canadian corporation—
Robert Morse Corp., Montreal.
Dr. Rowland F. Grant, BA'52, MSc'55,
PhD'60, former head of the Selkirk College, Castlegar chemistry department, has
recently been appointed Dean of Studies
Mrs. Brigitta Griffiths, BA'52, BSW'53,
MSW'54, former social work supervisor
in psychiatry at the Ottawa Civic Hospital has been appointed head of social services for the Ottawa Public School Board.
Out of this door walk
the  best dressed  men
in Vancouver.
She will be co-ordinating work with families with social problems that affect their
Raymond M. Kulai, BA'52, BEd'57,
supervisor-principal of North Elementary
Schools, has been appointed director of
elementary instruction of school district
68 (Nanaimo). Mr. Kulai joined this
school district in 1948.
John R. Arnold, BASc53, an Athlone
Fellow, has been appointed manager of the
Collingwood, Ontario, plant of T.R.W.
Electronic Components Ltd.
Gilbert F. Jacobs, BASc'53, has been
appointed vice-president and general manager of Emil Anderson Construction Co.
Ltd. He joined the company in 1954 and
has been assistant general manager since
Barbara Blackwood (now Mrs. Kozier),
BA'53, BSN'55, is the head of the new
nursing program at the British Columbia
Institute of Technology. The new school
program will operate in much the same
way as the UBC Medical School with a
combination of academic and hospital
work. There is no age limit to students in
the program and none of the old-time residence restrictions. It will be a new system
to fit the demands of present day nursing
Mrs. B. Kozier,
BA'53, BSN55
Gerard G. Duclos, BCom'54. MBA'60,
assistant deputy minister and general
director of the Manpower division of the
federal government, recently addressed the
delegates to the Electrical Contractors'
Association Convention in Toronto. He
spoke on his department's plans for future
manpower development.
Charles A. Watt, BA'54, of Regina has
been appointed manager of the new Canadian Travel Promotion office in Pittsburgh. Mr. Watt was formerly acting
assistant chief of publicity for the Canadian Government Travel Bureau in
Dr. Robert Keith Bourne, BA'55, has
recently joined the consulting firm of
Henry Schoenfeld and Associates, specialists in psychological services to management. He was previously at the University
of Wisconsin, as a counselling psychologist
and a consultant to the public school
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moved from Calgary to Toronto, where he
has been appointed company personnel
manager for Kent Shoes Ltd., the Canadian retail division of the Bata Shoe
Robert W. Hakstian, MD'57, was invited to address delegates to a congress on
hand surgery held recently in Lausanne
and Vienna. Dr. Hakstian was one of six
speakers at a symposium on the Dupuy-
tren's disease of the hand. His paper dealt
with the results of the surgical management of this condition. The week-long congress was organized by the German speaking countries and Switzerland. Representatives from other European countries were
also present.
R. Peter Heron, BA'57, has been appointed extension supervisor of the new
provincial museum and archives complex
in Edmonton. Mr. Heron was formerly
Park Naturalist in Jasper National Park.
Previous to that he taught for a time in
West Vancouver.
This year's annual award of the Barlow Memorial Medal was a duplicate
affair, going jointly to Drs. R. W. Boyle
and J. L. Jambour, BA'57, MSc'60, for
their paper ' Mineralogy, Geo-chemistry
and the Origin of the Magnet Cove Bar-
ite-Sulphide Deposit, Watson, Nova
Scotia.' It was presented at the 69th
annual meeting of the Canadian Institute
of Mining and Metallurgy at Ottawa.
Trent University has announced the appointment of Dorothy Mae Courts, BA'58,
MA'61, as assistant professor of sociology.
She is at present completing a research
study on 'Narcotic Addiction in Britain
Today' for a doctoral thesis in sociology at
the London School of Economics and
Political Science.
Raymond C. Friend, BASc'58, has received his master's degree from the University of Buffalo. He plans to remain with
the Cornell Aeronautical Research Laboratories at Buffalo where he has been
since graduation from UBC.
Charles Hong Lee, BSc'58, has been appointed as manager of the Main Street
branch of Canada Trust-Huron and Erie.
He has been with Canada Trust since
1964. Mr. Lee is president of the Chinatown Lions Club and on the executive of
several service organizations.
A former UBC player has become the
head coach of the University of Alberta
Golden Bears basketball team. He is R.
Gerald Classford, BPE'59, currently working on his doctorate while coaching the
Ray G. Helbecque, BA'59, has been
moved to Hamilton, Ontario in his new
position as regional liaison officer for the
Hamilton area with the Citizenship
Branch of the Department of the Secretary
of State.
Fort William Hydro Commission has
announced the appointment of Evald
Ounpuu, BASc'59, as general manager-
secretary. He joined the commission in
1963 after doing consulting and utility
work in eastern Canada.
During the summer of 1967 Dr. Stanley
A. Perkins, BEd'59, MEd'64 (W. Wash.
State), PhD'66 (U. of Ore.), is again visiting professor at Bowling Green University, Ohio. In the fall he will be leaving
the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma,
for his new position as associate professor
and Director of Counselling and Placement at the newly established University
of Lethbridge, Alberta, which will open in
September. While at Puget Sound University Dr. Perkins was a member of the
Washington State Education Department
Research Committee on the Multi Student
Teacher Education Plan, and as a consultant for Kindergarten in Depth at Lacey,
Washington. Both of these projects are
financed by the United States federal government.
Anthony A. Churchill, BA'60, received
his PhD in economics in June, from the
University of Washington, Seattle. His dissertation topic was 'The Staple and Economic Growth: The Canadian Wheat
Boom, 1900-1914.' He is presently on the
staff of the World Bank in Washington,
Elizabeth Halley, BA'60 (now England),
is now cataloguing rare books for the
Beineche Library, Yale's new rare book
library. Her husband, A. B. England, who
was on the English faculty at UBC, is
studying for his doctorate in English at
Flight Lieutenant Gary Whitten, BASc
'60, MA (Wise), serving in Ottawa on the
staff of the chief of personnel at the Canadian Forces Headquarters, has been promoted to the rank of Squadron Leader.
J. Michael Leckie, BCom'61, has been
appointed sales representative for the Vancouver office of Wood Grundy Securities
Ltd. Mr. Leckie has been with the company since 1961.
Recently appointed general superintendent of Houle Electric Ltd.  is Kenneth
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AUTUMN     1967 McLeod, BASc'61. Since graduation Mr.
McLeod has been with Swan Wooster Engineers and Westinghouse Electric Corporation. While he was with Westinghouse
he spent a year in Taranto, Italy, supervising the start up testing of programmers in a steel mill.
Robert Gordon Sexsmith, BASc'61, has
finished his PhD program in structural engineering at Stanford University and has
accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at Cornell University, New York.
Philip O. Dobson, BSF'62, has received
his master of business administration
with honours from the University of Oregon, Forest Industries Management Center. He was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma,
national scholastic honorary for business
administration. He is presently employed
in the operations research department of
MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.
Dr. Edith Emily Down (Sister Mary
Margaret), BA'42, BSc'49 (Seattle U.),
MA'62, PhD'65 (Cornell), author of 'A
Century of Service,' a history of the Sisters
of St. Ann in British Columbia and Alaska, is now teaching household economics
at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.
After receiving his MA in Latin American history at the University of Mexico,
Gerry P. Schroh, BA'62, joined the Department of Citizenship and Immigration
and is now attached to their London office.
Katherine E. Skpikulo (now Steinberg),
BSN'62, is on the staff of McGill University. She is teaching graduate students
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Michael J. Sullivan, BASc'62, has been
named sales manager of Corhart refractory products for Corning Glass Works of
Canada. A resident of Toronto, he will be
responsible for servicing customers and
co-ordinating technical services.
Robert Glen Laird, BA'63, at present a
PhD candidate in the field of 19th century English authors, has been appointed
assistant professor of English at Carleton
University, Ottawa.
Michael David Levin, BA'63, after receiving his MA from Princeton, has left
for eastern Nigeria to do research for his
doctoral thesis in sociology and anthropology, made possible by a $10,000 fellowship from the Foreign Area Fellowship program of the American Council of
Learned Societies.
Dr. David B. Lewall, MD'63, has been
honored for outstanding performance in
the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine,
Rochester. Dr. Lewall has received the
Carman Fellowship in Roentgenology for
outstanding ability promising continued
future development and usefulness. He is
an associate consultant at Mayo Clinic and
is completing his training in diagnostic
radiology at the Royal Victoria Hospital,
Ian Buchanan Campbell, BSA'64, has
been appointed the inspector for the
Dominion Food and Drug Directorate for
northeastern Ontario. He was previously
with the Directorate's Edmonton office.
"My drawings are a running biography
of the things I see. A jaundiced camera
and tape recorder working through the
cheapest ballpoint pen I can find" ... is
the way Raymond Chow, BEd'64 describes
his surrealistic work. Mr. Chow has had
two showings of his work this year, in
May at the Sabot Gallery in Toronto and
in June at the Dutch Galleries in Vancouver.
For the past three years Jorgen Dahlie,
BEd'64, has been on the staff of the history
department of Washington State University where he completed his doctorate in
American studies. In 1966 he was the recipient of a Canada Council doctoral fellowship and was a delegate to the
national convention of Phi Alpha Theta
in New York. He has accepted an appointment as assistant professor at University College, Michigan State University at East Lansing, for the coming
academic year.
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Clyde M. Griffith, BPE'64, has been
appointed Superintendent of Recreation
with the Coquitlam Inter-Municipal Council. He has held similar posts in Delta and
Surrey, B.C.
UBC is expanding its counselling services to B.C. secondary schools by appointing a full-time visiting counsellor. In
this position James W. Jamieson, BEd'64,
will develop a closer liaison between the
university and B.C. Secondary schools.
Dennis Edward Kerfoot, MA'64, has
been appointed assistant professor of geography at Brock University, Niagara, Ont.
Robert B. MacKay, BCom'64, has
joined McKim, Benton and Bowles Ltd.
as an account executive. He was previously an assistant product manager with Procter and Gamble.
Jerome N. Spitz, BCom'66, has recently been appointed as Executive Secretary of the Mechanical Industrial Relations Association in Vancouver. He was
formerly personnel manager for Weld-
wood of Canada at Squamish.
Jeffery A. Williams, BA'64, has been
appointed Instructor in the English department at Western Washington State
College in Bellingham.
Herman Werner Driediger, BSA'65, has
recently moved to Fort St. John, B.C.,
where he is in charge of the local office
of the Farm Credit Corporation.
William J. G. Kirby, BA'65, has been
appointed Director of the Edmonton Art
Gallery. From October 1967 to May 1968
Mr. Kirby will be participating in the
National Gallery's program for curators,
studying all phases of gallery operation in
preparation for the expanded activities of
Edmonton's new gallery, expected to open
in September 1968.
Christopher J. Turnbull, BA'65, will be
the on-site director of the archeological
project in the area behind the High Arrow
Dam. Sponsored by the B.C. Archeological Sites Advisory Board, the project will
try to salvage as much valuable information as possible before the flooding begins.
Mr. Turnbull is at present studying archeology on a fellowship award at the University of Calgary.
William G. Anderson, BA'66, has been
appointed assistant curator, for education,
at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Dr. David F. Bjarnason, MD'66, has
been appointed a resident in internal medicine in the Mayo Graduate School of
Medicine, University of Minnesota at
William A. Cameron, BA'66, representative for Xerox Corporation in Vancouver has recently graduated from the
company's National Sales Development
Retta Gariepy, BA'66, was among 23
public service of Canada employees to
successfully complete an advanced course
in management analysis techniques. Miss
Gariepy is now with the management services branch of the Post Office Department.
Phoebe M. Hamilton, BPE'66, has been
appointed assistant professor of physical
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Heather Harbord, BLS'66, has been appointed Regional Librarian for the newly
established Wheatland Regional Library.
She will be based at the Saskatoon Public
Library, Saskatoon.
After a familiarization tour of Canada
Edward C. Shelly, BSc'66, has been appointed a foreign service officer with the
Trade and Commerce department in Dublin, Ireland.
John H. Lang, BA'66, also a member of
the tour, has been appointed to the position of assistant Trade Commissioner with
the Canadian Consulate in Dusseldorf,
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Kathleen, in West Vancouver.
DR.   and   MRS.   ROBERT  H.   FAIRBAIRN,   MD
'59, a second son, Daniel James, May
23, 1967, in Denver, Colorado.
mr. and MRS. peter h. hebb, BCom'63
(nee Joan McCrimmon, BA'62), a
daughter, Daphne Joan, April 20,
1967, in Vancouver.
mr. and mrs. r. m. kitos BCom'57, a
daughter, Amy Frances, July 1, 1967, in
mr. and MRS. OSBORNE r. love, BASc'61,
a daughter, Kristine Karen, May 13,
1967, in Hamilton, Ontario.
mr. and MRS. david m. miller, BCom
'57, LLB'58, a son, Marcus-Rasheed,
November 18, 1966, in Johannesburg,
South Africa.
mr. and mrs. jose m. pinto (nee Uchida,
BA'57, MSc'60), a daughter, Aida Mel-
anie Uchida, June 8, 1967, in Vancouver.
allen-robson. William Garard Allen,
BASc'66, to Donna Gail Robson, BHE
'67, June 17, 1967, in Princeton, B.C.
bacon-marvin. William Gordon Bacon,
BSc'67, to Dianna Lynn Marvin, BA'67,
May 27, 1967, in West Vancouver.
baker-harvey. Richard Kemp Baker,
BCom'65, to Ann Jane Harvey, June 1,
1967, in Vancouver.
basford-kirk. Stanley Ronald Basford,
BA'55, LLB'56, to Madeleine Alexandra
May Kirk (nee Nelson), BHE'61, June
3, 1967, in Vancouver.
beckett-webster. Thomas Allan Beckett,
BA'64, LLB'67, to Elizabeth Shudell
Webster, July 7, 1967, in Vancouver.
berner-kesten. Sargent Harris Berner,
BA'63, LLB'66, to Nancy Kesten, BEd
'66, July 9, 1967, in London, England.
brady-mccoy. Gary Brady to Shelagh
Margaret McCoy BSRM'67, June 2,
1967, in Vancouver.
burhoe-cathcart. Arnott Gregg Burhoe,
BEd'66, to Sharon Elizabeth Cathcart,
BEd'65, July 8, 1967, in Vancouver.
caverhill-keen. Peter Anthony Caverhill,
BSc'67, to Linda Joyce Keen, BSRM'67,
May 20, 1967, in Vancouver.
cote-badger. Paul Thomas Cote, BA'66,
to Joan Colleen Badger, BA'67, June 9,
1967, in Vancouver.
dalton-flitton. Christopher Jeremy Dal-
ton, BA'64, LLB'67, to Gail Leslie
Flitton, BA'66, May 26, 1967, in Vancouver.
de julius-grdina. Robert De Julius BA
'64, to Noreen Grdina, June 17, 1967,
in Vancouver.
dunbar-paterson. Alexander Blair Dunbar, BA'65, BSW'66, to Linda Gail
Paterson, May 6, 1967, in Vancouver.
elliott-mctaggart-cowan. James Arthur
Elliott, MSc'65, to Gillian Hope McTaggart-Cowan, May 13, 1967, in Vancouver.
evelyn-kirstensen. Ronald Geoffrey
Evelyn to Liane Kirstensen, BSc'66,
May 20, 1967, in Vancouver.
farkas-zborovsky. Stephen John Farkas,
BSF'61, to Anna Brigitte Zborovsky de
Eperjes, May 20, 1967, in Vancouver.
forrester-mackenzie. Graeme Hugh
Forrester, to Joan Constance MacKenzie, BA'65, May 17, 1967, in Vancouver.
fry-gray. Bert Clifford Fry, BASc'67, to
Marlene Yvonne Gray, June 17, 1967,
in Vancouver.
fulton-wiig. Sandy Michael Fulton, BSc
'66, to Thelma Diane Wiig, July 8, 1967,
in Vancouver.
gazetas-brock. Aristides Gazetas to Hilary Mary Brock, BA'66, June 4, 1967,
in Vancouver.
gourlay-corbeil. Robert Bruce Gourlay,
BSF'56, to Loraine Eleanor Corbeil,
March 11, 1967, in New Westminster.
hope-hayman. John Alfred Hope, BSc'65,
to Charlene Willa Hayman, July 8,
1967, in Vancouver.
horsmon-langstaff. Raymond E. Hors-
mon, BEd'61, to Dorothy Langstaff,
May 19, 1967, in Bellingham, Washington.
hungerford-knott. George William
Hungerford, BA'65, to Jane Florence
Knott, June 17, 1967, in Vancouver.
hyndman-frost. Peter S. Hyndman, LLB
'66, to Victoria E. Frost, BEd'65, February 11, 1967, in Vancouver.
kabush-insley. Dennis E. W. Kabush, BA
'65, to Margaret Louise Insley, June 16,
1967, in Vancouver.
Nigel Kent-Barker, BA'61, to Christine-
Marie-Gabrielle Agnard de Courcelles,
June 10, 1967, in Paris, France.
lang-frost. William H. Lang, BA'64, to
Stephanie (Denny) Aldyn Frost, January 17, 1967, in Vancouver.
lee-paul. Herbert Kui Hing Lee, to
Norma Jean Paul, BA'60, BSW'61,
March 4, 1967, in Maui, Hawaii.
lorenz-hawryschuk. Walter Gottfried
Lorenz, to Benita Magdalena Hawry-
schuk, BA'60, July 9, 1966, in Kamloops, B.C.
mackenzie-macqueen. Ronald G. MacKenzie, BASc'53, to Margaret Ann
MacQueen, April 3, 1967, in Vancouver.
mclallen-burns. William H. McLallen,
to Alison M. Burns, BA'66, May 27,
1967, in Vancouver.
mcleod-soane. Gordon Frederick McLeod, BCom'66, to Lorraine Marjorie
Soane, May 27, 1967, in Burnaby.
marra-sowerby. Peter Gerald Marra, BSc
'63, to Eileen Elizabeth Sowerby, BMus
'66, February 11, 1967, in Vancouver.
mitchell-chataway. John Christopher
Mitchell, BSc'62, MSc'65, to Helen Patricia Chataway, BA'64, June 30, 1967,
in Vancouver.
myles-sargeant. William Gordon Myles,
BASc'64, to Jane R. Sargeant, June 10,
1967, in Vancouver.
new-ebbs-canavan. Dr. William Herbert
New, BEd'61, MA'63, to Margaret
Elizabeth Frances Ebbs-Canavan, BA
'60, July 6, 1967, in Vancouver.
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AUTUMN     1967 nielsen-lewchuk. Ole Anders Nielsen,
BSc'65, to Katherine Stephanie Lew-
chuk, BSc'65, May 13, 1967, in Vancouver.
pantages-mclean. Basil Lloyd Pantages,
BA'50, to Kathleen Mary McLean, RN,
April 15, 1967, in Vancouver.
passmore-berry. Robert Roy Passmore,
BSc'62, to Patricia Ann Berry, July 8,
1967, in Vancouver.
phillips-britton. Gary Walter Phillips,
BSc'66, to Patricia Anne Britton, May
20, 1967, in Vancouver.
poulos-turnbull. George James Poulos,
BA'63, to Susan Jean Turnbull, BA'66,
June 29, 1967, in Vancouver.
rabnett-horie. Richard Aird Rabnett, to
Sandra Horie, BA'65, May 6, 1967, in
rempel-mikulko. Waldemar John Rem-
pel, BA'64, to Ursula Mikulko, BMus
'67, July 8, 1967, in Vancouver.
richards-mcleod. James Raymond Richards, BCom'67, to Heather Anne McLeod, May 6, 1967, in Vancouver.
ross-parkes. John Alexander Ross, BSc
'66, to Sandra Mae Parkes, BSc'66,
May 13, 1967, in Vancouver.
scarfe-thompson. Dr. Colin David
Scarfe, BSc'60, MSc'61, to Ruth Ann
Marie Thompson, May 20, 1967, in Victoria.
simpson-evans. Leonard Angus Simpson,
BSc'61, MSc'63, to Judith Elizabeth
Evans, May 20, 1967, in Swansea,
South Wales.
stefanson-sharp. Wilhelm (Bill) Jonas
Stefanson, BASc'63, to Darlene Gerda
Sharp, July 1, 1967, in Calgary.
stinson-arthur. Jerald Garlan Stinson,
BASc'64, to Margaret Eleanor Arthur,
June 10, 1967, in Vancouver.
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statham-hurford. Alan Lome Statham,
BCom'66, to Susan Jean Hurford, June
10, 1967, in Vancouver.
thompson-poisson. Wirt Furness Thompson, to Renee Gallery Poisson, BA'64,
June 3, 1967, in London, Ontario.
till-carter. Henry Heinz Till, to Karen
Ann Carter, BA'62, July 14, 1967, in
van ryswyk-johnson. Roy Johan van
Ryswyk, BASc'63, to Iris Estelle Johnson, July 1, 1967, in Surrey, B.C.
walker-thom. Lyle Wesley Walker, BASc
'67, to Daphne Eluned Walker, BA'67,
May 13, 1967, in Vancouver.
warkentin-pew. Robert Jack Warkentin,
BCom' 67, to Margaret Verity Janet
Pew, July 17, 1967, in North Vancouver.
weaver-meakin. William Weaver, BA'67,
to Beverly Meakin, May 20, 1967, in
white-wilcock. William Frederick White,
BSc'67, to Gale Rosanne Wilcock, BA
'67, May 27, 1967, in Vancouver.
williams-brais. Dr. Roscoe Charles Williams, to Helene Brais, LLB'57, July 1,
1967, in Vancouver. The couple will be
known as Brais-Williams.
woods-oliver. William Bruce Woods, to
Carol Jean Oliver, BEd'67, June 30,
1967, in Vancouver.
woolliams-horton. E. David H. Woolliams, BA'65, to Maureen Gail Horton,
BHEc'65, July 22, 1967, in Vancouver.
Donald Frank Stedman, BASc'22, PhD
'25 (London), May 2, 1967, in Ottawa,
Ontario. For thirty years he was one of
the National Research Council of Canada's leading independent researchers. His
research interests were widely diversified:
from a rain repellant for aircraft windows, to a study of the velocity of light,
to an investigation of the origins of the
universe. In the 1940's he conducted a
private campaign for a new Canadian
flag—one of his own design. He is survived by his wife, daughter and sister.
Janet Thomson Greig, MA'26, May 24,
1967, in Vancouver. She was a professor
Emeritus of the English department, UBC.
Walter J. Couper, BA'20, PhD'37 (University of California), May 1967, in Dobbs
Ferry, New York. He had become one of
the outstanding consultants on labour and
economic problems in the Eastern United
States. He returned to Canada to assist
in the war effort, during which time he
lived in Ottawa. Mr. Couper is survived
by his wife, daughter and brother.
Mrs. William D. Sheldon (nee Jean C.
Whyte, BA'31), May 10, 1967, in Gait,
Ontario. She was a member of the UBC
women's basketball team that won the
world championship at Prague in 1930.
She was also a member of the swim team
and one of the first members of the
women's Big Block Society. She took post
graduate work at the University of California and later taught school in Vancouver. She is survived by her husband,
two daughters, three sons, her mother and
Brig. Robert Lloyd Purves, DSO, CD,
BA'32, June 20, 1967, Newmarket, Ontario. He had an active wartime career
in Europe, returning to Canada in 1945
to join Army Headquarters. During the
remainder of his career he held many senior positions: Commandant, Royal Canadian Armored Corps School at Camp
Borden, Chief of Staff and Military
Attache, Washington, D.C, and Commander of the Second Infantry Brigade Group.
He is survived by his wife, daughter,
brother and five sisters.
George Kent, BA, LLB'55, March 18,
1967, in Princeton, B.C. He was a partner
in the firm of Enderton and Kent, Nelson,
B.C. He had practised law in Vancouver,
Burnaby, and Phoenix, Arizona before
moving to Nelson. He is survived by his
wife and two sons.
GeofTry Ernest Glover, BSW'50, MSW
'51, March 7, 1967, in Toronto. He was
a social worker in Burnaby and later welfare adviser to the Ontario government
as well as a professor at the University
of Toronto. He is survived by his mother,
brother and two sisters.
Peter A. Isaac, BA'51, BEd (Dalhousie), April, 1967, in Halifax, Nova
Scotia. After coming to Canada from
Russia in 1930 Mr. Isaac served as a lieutenant in the Canadian Army during the
Second World War. He taught school in
British Columbia, Ontario and many parts
of Nova Scotia. He is survived by his
wife, a son and a grandchild.
Carol Ann Smith, BA'59, BSW'60,
MSW'66, June 7, 1967, in Vancouver. She
was a social worker on the staff of River-
view Hospital, Essondale, B.C. She is survived by her parents.
David A. Webster, BEd'59, July 6,
1967, in Vancouver. At the time of his
death he was a member of the Education
Faculty at UBC. He and his wife, who
died tragically at their home, are survived
by their four children, their parents and
Mr. Webster's brother.
Ranjit Singh Mehat, BEd, June 16,
1967, on the Roger's Pass, B.C. He died
as result of a traffic accident.
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