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Published by
The Alumni Association of The University of British Columbia
Helen Crawford
Assistant Editor:
Geraldine Whitalcer TO
/"\N the shoulders of the Editorial Board for this year has fallen
the heavy task of compiling a Chronicle worthy of this twenty-
first year in the history of our own University. No one realizes
more clearly how far we are from our ideal of an excellent publication, but we trust that the very real value of The Chronicle to the
Alumni Association will far outweigh the deficiencies which are so
Despite the fact that last year's editorial carried a fervent appeal
that news articles and personals would be forthcoming to make this
Chronicle outstanding, we are faced with the usual dearth of
material. However, good and faithful friends rallied to the cause
and, for weal or for woe, we place the results in your hands.
The Association this year has taken a stride forward in drawing
up a Constitution, temporary as yet, which allows for the formation
of branches. The success of this move will be apparent in the
branch reports—would that more had been sent in!—and in the
list of branches with the names of presidents and secretaries which
we thought advisable to include.
Graduate societies, too, carrying on the traditions of undergraduate days, were deemed well worthy of a place. The thanks of
the Board goes to Miss Helen Boutilier of the Graduate Historical
Society, Mrs. H. F. Angus of the Graduate Letters Club, Dr. Harry
Warren of the Players' Club Alumni, Miss Flo Foellmer of the
Alumni Studio Club, and to Miss Margaret Dick of the Social
Service Club, for the excellent reports which they so willingly
To Mr. Larsen we tender our heartiest thanks for his helpful
co-operation with the article on the history of the University. Mr.
Larsen placed at our disposal the proofs of the essay on the History
of the University which is being prepared for publication under his
guidance, in commemmoration of the occasion.
Last, but not least, we wish to thank Miss Beth Abernethy for
the advice and information which have been so cheerfully put at
the disposal of a harassed and sometimes importunate editor.
To our Alma Mater on the event of its "coming of age", the
Alumni Association sends warmest greetings, and pledges itself
anew in friendship and unswerving loyalty.
°3€?° Hour
Honorary President:
Leonard S. Klinck, Esq., M.S.A., D.Sc, LL.D.,
Officier de l'lnstruction Publique.
President: Vice-President:
John N. Burnett, Esq., B.A. Miss Dorothy McRae, B.A.
Recording Secretary:
Milton Owen, Esq., B.A.
Records Secretary: Treasurer:
Miss Elizabeth Abernethy, B.A. Lex. McKillop, Esq., B.A.
Miss Helen Crawford, B.A.
Abernethy, Elizabeth B.
Angus, Mrs. H. F.
Barclay, G. C.
Barr, Percy M.
Barton, Bernice E.
Barton, Mary K.
Boyes, Francis C.
Brown, Harry Leslie
Bryson, Lawrence E.
Burnett, John Napier.
Cameron, Max.
Cassidy, Dr. Harry M.
Creighton, James Hugh.
Crickmay, Colin H.
Dallas, Dr. Dorothy.
Dauphinee, Dr. James A.
Davis, Dr. H. R. L.
Deane, John.
Dobson, Wm. K.
Dunn, James.
Elliott, Muriel Edna.
Fowler, Hedley S.
Fraser, Duncan.
Fugler, Mary Ethel.
Gage, Walter H.
Gibson, James A.
Graham, Roy.
Groves, T. D.
Hallamore, Dr. Gertrude Joyce.
Harrison, Ruth.
Harvey, Isobel.
Henderson, Harold.
Higginbotham, Margaret.
Holland, Virginia C.
Honeyman, P. D. J.
Hoy, Mrs. Ernest C.
Imlah, J. Albert H.
Johnson, Mrs. Lloyd.
Keeling, F. Temple.
Keenleyside, Dr Hugh.
Keenleyside, Mrs. Hugh.
Kirk, Norman Leslie.
Kuhn, Mrs. John.
Lam, George.
Langharne, Mrs. Grace.
Ledingham, George M.
Le Page, David H.
Letson, H. F. G.
Lett, Sherwood.
Livingston, Mrs. Christine O.
Main, Mrs. J. M.
Mellish, Humphrey W.
Miller, Ivan Roscoe.
Morrison, Donald M.
Morrison, Margaret G.
Morrison, R. L.
Mouat, Olivia.
Mounce, Irene.
Mundy, John A.
McDonald, Mable Lillian.
McLane, P. V.
Needier, Mrs. Alfrcda A.
Owens, Frances M. M.
Patterson, Fred J.
Phillips, Wilfred J.
Piggott, Eleanora.
Pound, Marjorie.
Robinson, George Richard.
Selby, Mrs. Cyril.
Smith, Don.
Smith, Dr. Gertrude M.
Stevenson, A. Lionel.
Thompson, Dr. Homer A.
Tipping, Dr. Wessie M.
Walsh, Violet.
Yarwood, Cecil E.
Young, Alan Charles. GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
(This is a reprint of the Essay on the History of the University, of British
Columbia, prepared by a committee under the guidance of Mr. Larsen and
printed here with the permission of Mr. Larsen )
THE idea that British Columbia should
have a university of its own was first
officially recognized in 18//. in that year
John Jessop, Provincial Superintendent of
Education, declared in his annual report
that a university would speedily become a
necessity if the young men and women ol
British Columbia were to be "luily prepared
for the various avocations of youth without
going to other provinces and countries for
the purpose of graduating in arts, law, and
science' . Sinee the province at that date
had a white population of less than 25,1100,
it is not surprising that Mr. Jessop's declaration met with no response lor a very long
time. At last, in 1890, the Legislature
passed a University Act; but this, too, came
to nothing.
In order, however, that the young people
of the province might be able to obtain
some at least of the benefits of a college
education, the high schools of Vancouver
and Victoria were, in 1898, affiliated with
McGill University. This arrangement provided that the first year work of the latter
institution in Arts might be taken in British
Columbia, in 1906 a lurther step was taken.
The province granted letters of incorporation to the Royal Institution ior the Advancement of Learning, a local board whose
task was the supervision of the McGill
University College of British Columbia. This
College, during the years from 1907 to 1915
enabled several hundred young men and
women to enjoy some of the advantages of
a higher education, which might otherwise
have been denied them. At first they w-ere
permitted to take two years of the Arts
course or one year in Applied Science for
credit at McGill; but before the end of the
period named an additional year's work in
each course was made available. In 1907
Victoria College, which had been aftiiliated
with McGill since 1902 also came under the
Royal Institution and then extended its one
year of work in Arts to two.
In the meantime interest in the idea of a
Provincial University was growing. In 1907
an Act was passed endowing the University
with two million acres of Crown lands ; and
in the following year a new University Act
was passed, repealing the old Act of 1890
and establishing and incorporating the
University of British Columbia. Early in
1910 the Government appointed a group of
distinguished educationalists from outside
the province to consider the vexed question
of a site for the new University. This commission spent the summer in touring the
province and weighing the merits and claims
of various proposed locations. In the autumn
they submitted a report recommending the
present site at Point Grey as the most
suitable. In 1912 the Government called for
competitive plans ior the buildings, and a
Committee of Assessors selected those submitted by the present University architects.
In the same year the first Convocation of
the University elected as Chancellor the
late Mr. F. L. Carter-Cotton, who had been
acting as Chancellor of the Royal Institution
for the Advancement of Learning. Convocation also elected fifteen members to the first
Senate. In 1913 a President was appointed
by the Government, in the person of the
late Dr. F. F. Wesbrook, a distinguished
Canadian, whose brilliant work in Public
Health and Bacteriology had earned for him
the Deanship of the College of Medicine and
Surgery in the University of Minnesota.
The Government also appointed the first
Board of Governors and three members of
the new Senate. In the same year a Consulting Commission, consisting of a landscape
architect, a consulting architect, and an
engineer, was appointed to act in co-operation with the University architects for the
purpose of examining and reporting "upon
the general design for the University". The
plans drawn up by them have been followed
in the main in all subsequent work on the
site. Steps were also taken to create tiu
nucleus of a faculty and staff. Clearing
operations W"ere undertaken at the site, and
in 1914 work was begun on the Science
Building. But the outbreak of the World
War put a stop to the ambitious plans for
building and development at Point Grey. It
was not considered wise to proceed with
these at the moment, and the monies which
had been appropriated for the purpose
reverted to the Provincial Treasury.
But so imperative was the need for a
Provincial University that, in spite of scanty
funds, the University of British Columbia
at last opened its doors as an independent
institution on September 30, 1915. It was
housed on the Fairview property of the
Vancouver General Hospital in buildings
which had been used by McGill University
College since 1912 and which the University
was to occupy longer than it anticipated.
The College now automatically went out of
existence, but its students and staff formed
a sound nucleus for the new institution. Of
the "originals" of 1915 two now hold the
rank of Emeritus Professor and almost a
dozen are still in service.
Before the University began instruction
there had been five years of careful planning Six
and preparation by the Government. And
Dr. Wesbrook had spared no effort to see
that the foundations for a seat of higher
learning were well and truly laid. The World
War checked most of his projects. From
1915 to 1918 the University carried on with
a small budget, a bare nucleus of staff, and
a student body almost entirely depleted of
men, because of the war. Then, just before
the Armistice, Dr. Wesbrook died, like
Moses, permitted only to gaze into the
promised land. He was succeeded by Dr.
L. S. Klinck, the first Dean of Agriculture,
who had been his right-hand man during his
last illness, and who has ever since directed
the institution. In the same year the University lost its first Chancellor, Mr. F. L.
Carter-Cotton. He was succeeded by Dr.
R. E. McKechnie, who is still in office.
In spite of cramped quarters and inadequate equipment, the standard of work was
high from the very beginning. The desire
that the standard set should match those of
other universities did not, however, lead to
slavish imitation. An example of this independence was the requirement that students
intending to enter Applied Science should
take First Year Arts or its equivalent—a
requirement setting a precedent in Canada.
And the University was the first in Canada
to accept Matriculation without Latin.
The temporary buildings in Fairview soon
proved utterly inadequate for the University's rapidly growing needs. The enrolment
increased from 379 in 1915 to 1451 in 1925;
but it had become evident even before this
last date that the institution could not long
continue to carry on its work in Fairview.
In 1920 hope was aroused that the Government might be contemplating a removal to
the site in Point Grey. In that year the
two million acres which had been granted
as an endowment in 1907 were surrendered
by the University in exchange for a tract of
some three thousand acres immediately
adjoining the site and lying between it and
the City of Vancouver. But apparently
there was no intention of moving the University to its site. Then in 1922 the students
of the institution, exasperated by what
seemed to them intolerable conditions,
organized a publicity campaign on a vast
scale, for the purpose of impressing the need
for action, not only upon the Government,
but also upon the people of the province.
To what extent, if at all, this demonstration
may have influenced the Government it is
impossible to say. It was, in any event,
very gratifying to the whole University when,
in the following year, 1923, the Minister of
Education laid the corner stone of the
Science Building, a structure that had remained a gaunt skeleton during the war
years, and building was resumed. At last,
as the student paper jubilantly announced,
the   state   of    the    provincial    finances   had
enabled the Government "to see the Point".
The buildings were ready in 1925. The
last Congregation at the old Fairview site
was held in May. But the last actual classes
to be conducted were those of the Summer
Session of 1925. In October the University
celebrated its installation in its new quarters
by conferring its first honorary degrees.
Among the recipients was Dr. H. E. \,ouiit,
during whose term as Minister of Education
the University had come into being and the
first vitally important decisions with regard
to the organization and the character of the
institution had been made.
The enrolment continued to mount at an
alarming rate, until in the session 1930-31
it had reached a total of 2044. This number
seriously overtaxed not only the equipment,
but actually also the capacity of classrooms,
reading rooms and laboratories, since these
had been designed for not more than 1500
students. It looked as if the Fairview
experience would be repeated; and accordingly in 1931 a limitation was imposed upon
the enrolment. Fortunately, this limitation
has never had to be enforced, except in
certain departments, because in that year
the Vancouver high schools took over the
work of Senior Matriculation and thus
reduced enrolment in the Freshman Class.
The period of financial depression followed
and this reduced enrolment still further. In
1933-34 it had dropped to 1606. It is now
rising again, and the 1880 students in attendance this year (1935-1936) are subjecting
the fabric of the institution to serious strain.
It would appear therefore that it will again
be necessary to limit the registration.
A most important change in the constitution of the University was made in 1935
when an amendment to the University Act
gave the Senate, and thus indirectly Convocation, the power to elect three members of
the Board of Governors. The change is
important because it establishes a new-
This narrative would be incomplete without a reference at least to the many friends
of the University throughout the province—
organizations and societies of various kinds,
as well as individual persons. These have
generously donated not only medals, prizes,
bursaries, scholarships, fellowships, and
endowments, but also books, periodicals,
records, and other collections of great
scientific interest and value. These friends
are so numerous that even a list of their
names would be too long for insertion in
such a book as this.
Like all similar institutions the University
of British Columbia has suffered severely
from the world-wide financial depression. In
1932 the Government decided that it had no
alternative but to make a cut of over 50 per
cent in the University appropriation. This
was a staggering blow to a young institution GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
that had not had time to establish itself
firmly. Every department felt the impact.
Supplies and equipment were everywhere
reduced; all undertakings had to be curtailed
and some discontinued; a great many
courses had to be dropped from the curriculum ; and several members of the staff had
to be dismissed. But there is no reason to
doubt that when financial conditions improve
in the world at large, the University will
continue its progress. It has, in fact, already
entered upon a period not only of recovery,
but also actually of expansion.
The institutions affiliated with the University are three—Victoria College, which is
undenominational, and two theological colleges of the Anglican and United Churches
of Canada. Both of these last are now situated on the Campus.
In 1902 Victoria High School was affiliated
with McGill University for the First Year in
Arts under the name of Victoria College.
Five years later it came under the control
of the newly created Royal Institution for
the Advancement of Learning as part of the
McGill University College of British Columbia. It then had power to give courses in the
first two years in Arts. When the University began work in 1915, Victoria College
ceased to exist. In its last year in affiiliation
with McGill it had an enrolment of seventy
In 1920 this College was re-established in
affiliation with the University of British
Columbia, Although it occupied part of the
Victoria High School building, it had no
administrative connection with that institution. One year later the present building,
Craigdarroch Castle, which is situated at one
of the highest points in the beautiful
residential district of Victoria, was rented
by the Board of School Trustees for the
use of the College. In 1927 it was bought
by the city.
The Anglican Theological College of
British Columbia was incorporated in 1912,
bringing into affiliation with itself Latimer
Hall, which had been established in 1910,
and St. Mark's Hall, which had been established in 1912. The two halls were merged
by agreement in 1920. In the following year
the College was affiliated with the University of British Columbia, which allows
certain theological subjects to be taken as
options for courses in Arts. The College
moved to the Campus in 1927, where the
present building, half stone and half roughcast, had been erected in a modern adaptation of the Tudor style of Collegiate Gothic.
The Union College of British Columbia
represents a merging of three streams of
theological education coming down through
a period of forty-three years. In 1893
Columbian    College    was    opened    by    the
Methodist Church in New Westminster. In
1908 Westminster Hall was established in
Vancouver by the Presbyterian Church. In
1923 Ryerson College was set up, also in
Vancouver; and took over the theological
work formerly carried on by Columbian
College. In that year also the Anglican
Theological College, Westminster Hall, and
Ryerson College joined in a scheme of
co-operation which still continues successfully. In 1914 the Congregational College
of British Columbia was incorporated. Then,
finally, in 1927, two years after Church
Union, this College, Westminster Hall, and
Ryerson were amalgamated under the name
of the Union College of British Columbia.
The first unit of the College building was
opened in 1927, and in 1934 the Library was
erected. The completion of this second unit
is expected in the near future, as well as
the  erection of  a  College  Chapel.
THE University stands upon a headland
which rises about three hundred feet
above the sea. The site is separated from
the water b}' a steep bluff, crowned in
places with heavy forest growth. In selecting this site, the Commission of 1910 appears to have been guided in the main by
three considerations: the great beauty of
the setting; the proximity of the area to
the largest centre of population in the province ; and the fact that, since there is open
water on three sides, this area can never
be surrounded by the city, no matter how
large Vancouver may become.
The setting is indeed magnificent. To the
north, across English Bay and Burrard Inlet, rise the rugged Coast mountains, which
are covered with snow during a great part
of the year. On the west and south are the
w-aters of the Gulf of Georgia. The view
across the sea on a clear day is superb,
taking in as it does not only the promontories and wooded islands of the nearer
Gulf, but also the sharply-edged peaks of
the Vancouver Island range nearly one hundred miles away. To stand at the edge of
the clifif and watch a great white liner
slowly entering Vancouver Harbour or a
freighter outward bound, her deck cargo of
British Columbia lumber gleaming in the
sun, is an experience that should arouse the
most apathetic from a self-complacent insularity. The students of the University
may be pardoned, surely, when they say
that the world's highway runs just below
their classroom windows.
The second point is also of the greatest
importance. The University has at its very
doors what is in effect a huge laboratory,
and in this laboratory every class in the
institution is free to work. Surroundings
which include mountain and sea, river and
forest,  as well as  a  great  city,  furnish  ex- Eight
ceptional facilities for field work in both
the pure and the applied sciences. Within a
few hours journey trom the University are
smelters, coal mines, logging camps, sawmills, pulp and paper mills, hydro-electric
installations, grain elevators, as well as some
of the largest metal mines and one of the
largest ore-reducing plants in the British
Empire. The location is likewise well
adapted for investigations in agriculture.
The soil in the immediate vicinity is typical
of heavily timbered upland coast soils ,and
close at hand are the rich alluvial lands of
the Delta. Students in Agriculture enjoy the
further advantage of being within easy reach
of meat packing houses, milk depots and
condensers, and fruit and vegetable canneries. The close proximity of Vancouver is
also a great asset for technical and industrial study. Vancouver is the commercial
centre of the province, the terminus of several trans-continental railways, and a rapidly
growing world port, the largest British port
in fact on the west coast of the Americas.
Many industrial plants, which are thus close
at hand, are generously opened to students
in Engineering for study and demonstration. Here, too, are the largest hospitals in
the province. These at the moment are giving excellent opportunities for training to
students in Nursing and Public Health. In
the future, when a Faculty of Medicine is
established, these hospitals will be invaluable. Similarly, the students in some future
Faculty of Law will have within easy reach
the largest Law Courts in the province.
Students in Economics, Sociology, and Social Welfare have at their disposal not only
the materials for study that are ordinarily
available in a large city, but also those
found only in a Pacific port where Orient
and Occident meet. The large and varied
elementary and high schools in the city provide the students in Education with abundant facilities for observation and practice
teaching. Finally, Vancouver is rapidly becoming a cultural centre of some importance ; and the students of the University are
thus being given greater and greater opportunities for cultivating drama, art, and
The plans of grounds and buildings drawn
up by the Consulting Commission of 1913
are magnificent in conception and design. The
Commissioners declared in their report that
it had been the central puropse of their
study to determine upon right fundamentals.
"The University of British Columbia is here
conceived as an institution of the first order
whose scope shall be co-extensive with the
educational needs of the province. This involves provision for a State University comparable in the range and magnitude of its
activities to the seats of learning of any
country in the world." The plans accordingly lo6k not only to the present but also
to the remote future needs of the province.
If the plans are followed, the normal growth
of the institution need never be obstructed
by the overcrowded conditions and the haphazard development that have hampered
progress in most other universities. The
plans are so comprehensive that they ensure
tor the tuture a well proportioned and harmonious development.
IN the organization of the institution to
which he had been appointed President,
Dr. F. F. Wesbrook conceived his plans on
a comprehensive scale. They included a
Library adequate for the requirements of
study in all the courses contemplated, together with the material necessary tor the
prosecution of research. The Provincial
Government had given approval to these
plans as part of its initial programme of
construction and organization, and had
undertaken to supply the funds necessary.
So tar as the purchase of books was concerned, a Five \ear Plan was adopted. The
sum of $100,000 was to be spent on the basic
collection in the first year, and for each of
the four years succeeding, it was proposed
to spend a further $50,000. The physical accommodation for the care of these volumes
was to be included in the Administration
Building, one of those to be immediately
Mr. J. T. Gerould, at that time Librarian
of the University of Minnesota, and now
Librarian of Princeton, was commissioned
to select and purchase the basic collection.
He journeyed to Europe, and bought extensively in England, acquiring the fundamental sets in the Sciences, Philosophy,
History, and Literature. In co-operation
with Dr. Ashton, corresponding material
was purchased in France. Mr. Gerould then
went to Germany for similar purchases, but
on stepping from the train at Leipzig, he
was arrested as a British spy, for he arrived
on August 4, 1914, the day that Britain entered the World War. He was thrown into
prison, his money confiscated, and after
humiliating experiences was deported to the
Swiss border. With difficulty, after many
delays and some hardship, he made his way
through Italy to Palermo in Sicily, thence
to Barcelona in Spain, and finally to Liverpool,  whence he  set  sail for America.
Thus not only were no German books
purchased, but the carrying out of the comprehensive programme for the purchase of
the basic collection had to be abandoned.
It shared the same fate as the programme
for building construction.
In view of the fact that several important
appointments to the University staff had
been made, there was no alternative but to
proceed with organization; but every branch
of the project had to be redesigned, and on
a very much smaller scale. The only build- GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
ing available was the two and one-half
storey wooden building used by McGill
University College of Vancouver. A new
and substantial structure erected by the
Provincial Government for the Vancouver
General Hospital for tuberculosis patients,
recently finished, and as yet unoccupied,
was turned over to the University; and to
this were brought the books purchased by
Mr. Gerould when in Europe. The packing
cases containing these filled one large room
from floor to ceiling. Funds were not available for the engagement of a professionally
trained Library staff, but in the early summer of 1915, the present Librarian was engaged to organize the collection, and to
make it available for service. Temporary
wooden stacks were erected, and the work
of classification begun, so that a few of the
books were ready for use when the University opened its doors to the student body
in September, 1915.
Despite financial difficulties, the Library
grew rapidly, and the problem of physical
accommodation became one of ever-increasing difficulty. Additional stacks had to be
superimposed on those already erected until
they reached the ceiling. Part of the main
lobby was taken into the stack room. A
lean-to addition was erected that gave shelf
space for a further 10,000 or 12,000 volumes.
The large room above the stack room was
fitted up as a reading room, but the eighty
chairs crowded into it provided only one-
half, or one-third, of the equipment necessary for the students desiring to use it.
Each year, with the growth of the student
bod}', the problem became increasingly
acute, until conditions were well-nigh intolerable.
The situation was not relieved until the
removal of the University to its permanent
site at Point Grey, when the present Library, a well-designed, handsome and substantial granite building, became available.
The building is planned for expansion in
three directions, and can ultimately be developed to house a library of considerably
more than a million volumes. Its main reading room is a noble and dignified hall one
hundred feet in length, and sixty feet in
height. Connected with this are two smaller
rooms, each sixty feet in length. The stacks
are of steel, and of the most modern design.
The growth of the collections has been
remarkable, for, despite financial difficulties,
the University has steadfastly adhered to
the original policy of building up a representative collection of books for study and
research. It contains a larger percentage
of files of scholarly periodicals, and of the
transactions and proceedings of learned societies, than does any other Canadian university library of equal volume-total. The
University's determination to keep abreast
of the newer developments in important
fields of knowledge is indicated by the fact
that its Periodical Room regularly receives
more than 600 general, scientific, and technical publications. Between 4,000 and 5,000
new volumes are added to the collection
each year, and the coming of age of the
University this year will see the total number of books exceed 100,000 volumes. It
contains also more than 10,000 pamphlets.
The circulation exceeds 80,000 volumes a
The Library is greatly indebted to many
friends for accessions by way of gift.
Notable among these should be mentioned
part of the Gerrans Library (from Oxford,
England), the De Pencier Library of mining
and geology, and several smaller collections.
Four years ago, the Carnegie Corporation
of New York made a grant of $15,000 for
the purchase of books for undergraduate
reading, and this year a set of the Corporation's Art Teaching Equipment, consisting of about 200 representative volumes on
Painting, Architecture, and Sculpture and
including over 2,000 reproductions of paintings, a large number of them in color, was
received.   It represents a value of $6,000.
The present year was notable, too, for
the constitution of the Library as a Depository for the Library of Congress Catalogue, a collection of more than 1,500,000
printed cards, and representing a value of
$65,000. As a bibliographical aid in research
this Catalogue is invaluable. Outside the
United States, there are but eighteen such
depositories  throughout  the world.
THE University was made up from the
first of three colleges or "Faculties"—
Arts and Science, Applied Science, and
Agriculture. The plans provide for other
Faculties, in Law and Medicine, for instance ;
but it will probably be many years before
these are established. In the meantime, the
University has been granting both the
Bachelor's and the Master's degree in the
three Faculties named. It has not thus far
attempted postgraduate work for the Doctor's degree. But almost from the very
beginning it has been continually enlarging
and enriching its curriculum. In 1919, for
instance, was instituted a five-year course
in Nursing leading to the degree of Bachelor
of Applied Science in Nursing—the first of
its kind in Canada. In 1920 was added a six-
year combined course in Arts and Science
and Engineering. During this same session
also Honour Courses were introduced into
the third and fourth years of the Arts curriculum. These courses are open only to
selected students, as they involve more intensive specialization than does the ordinary
General Course. In 1923 the University
broadened its work still further by instituting a one-year Teacher Training Course, the
aim of which is to prepare University graduates  for  the   teaching  profession.    In   1925 Ten
a Department of Education was established
to take over the education which up to that
time had been carried on by the Department of Philosophy. In 1929 were added a
two-year course leading to a Diploma in
Social Service and a lour-year course in
Commerce leading to the Bachelor's degree.
Lastly, in 19o0, there was instituted a six-
year combined course in Arts and Science
and Nursing. It should be added that the
two affiliated theological colleges confer a
Diploma of Licentiate in Theology as well
as the Bachelor's and Doctor's degrees in
In addition to its normal activities in conducting research and in providing cultural
and vocational training for its registered
students, the University has extended its
services to the people at large by means of
short courses of various kinds, summer sessions, and extension lectures.
The University began immediately after
the Armistice to take an active part in
providing vocational training for returned
soldiers by giving short courses in Mining,
Engineering, Forestry, and Agriculture. In
the academic year 1919-20 over five hundred
men attended these special classes and in
the whole period of reconstruction at least
thirteen hundred. The Department of Botany has, for several years, been presenting
a weekly evening session, lasting from one
and a half to two hours, on the elements
of Botany. A few people follow this with
a laboratory course and so receive University
credit; but the great majority of those enrolled are not looking toward a degree. Two
instructors in Mining and Geology usually
give, during the winter, a series of evening
lectures under the auspices of the Chamber
of Mines. Agricultural Short Courses for
the benefit of people actually engaged in
farming were given regularly each winter as
long as the University was able to provide
instruction, the last session being held in
From the earliest days it had been felt
that the situation of the University and
the climate of Vancouver combined to make
summer work inevitable. It was therefore
not strange that Dr. Wesbrook should have
asked a group of his colleagues to explore
the possibility of a four term year. This
scheme was not put into effect; but the impulse that actuated the request and the
needs of the teaching profession led to the
opening of the first Summer School for
Teachers in July, 1920. The name indicates
clearly enough that the school did not propose, at that time, to offer courses leading
to a degree. It aimed merely, as the prospectus states, to assist High School teachers in some of the Arts and Sciences, to
help   them   to   obtain   higher   teaching   cer
tificates than they already possessed, and
to provide certain courses  in  Education.
Ine experience of the first two years,
however, showed that a real need was being
met and that further steps might safely be
taken. Accordingly, in July, ly22, the first
Summer Session of the University of British Columbia opened. Matriculation was required as a condition of enrolment. Regular
university courses were ottered, with examinations and credit towards a degree. The
undertaking expanded rapidly. The enrolment, which had begun in 1920 at 127,
mounted steadily until in 192/ it reached
a peak at 487. In the years of depression
that tollowed, there was a falling off in
attendance; but in 1935 it had almost regained its highest level.
Large numbers of teachers have availed
themselves of this opportunity to continue
their studies. They have continually asked
tor a greater variety in the courses offered,
as well as for advanced work. These demands have been so urgent that year after
year the curriculum has been enlarged, until
now courses are offered which lead in certain fields not only to the B.A. degree, but
to the M.A. as well. In addition, late afternoon and Saturday morning classes are held
throughout the academic session for the
benefit particularly of working teachers in
Vancouver who cannot attend the regular
session, but who wish to do work leading
to a University degree. For teachers living
outside Vancouver, directed Reading Courses
have, under certain conditions, been made
The Summer Session has been of great
benefit not only to the teaching profession,
but also to the people of the province as a
whole. Hundreds of adult students have attended one or more of the sessions; a large
number have already completed the full
four-year course for the Bachelor's degree
in Arts, and a few have proceeded to the
Master's. This academic work, together
with the courses given in Education, has
enabled teachers to obtain First Class and
Academic Teaching Certificates. The direct
result of the Summer Session has thus been
to raise the professional qualifications of
teachers throughout the province. The indirect results, though less tangible, have also
been very great. An impetus to study has
been given to teachers in the provincial
schools, bringing in its train revised and
enriched curricula and improved methods of
teaching. Work and recreation together
during the summer have served to unite
the teachers of this widespread province, to
unify their aims, and therefore to bring
more uniformity into their teaching methods. And through the direct association of
the teacher with the child and the home,
the Summer Session is helping to share
with the whole community that cultural
heritage which the University has in its
The University Extension Committee,
which was organized in the autumn of 1918,
has concentrated almost from the first on
providing public lectures outside the University. The number of these has increased
from twenty-four in the first year until
during the session 1933-34 over three hundred lectures were arranged, partly through
the Committee and partly independently,
with an estimated total attendance of nearly
35,000. In several years radio addresses have
been given. Of public lectures, nearby places
have naturally received the greatest number ; but many have been given also in the
Fraser Valley; in the Kootenays; in the
Okanagan; along the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and even sometimes in the Nechaco and Cariboo areas. It
has been a tradition that members of the
staff giving their services in this way should
receive no remuneration for them. At one
time the University paid the travelling expenses of any lecturer speaking within a
moderate distance of Vancouver, but more
recently such contributions to the cost have
had to be discontinued.
During the present session (1935-36) the
work in extension has been very much enlarged. A portion of a grant which had been
made to the University by the Carnegie
Corporation of New York was set aside for
the purpose of adult education. This money
has been used to defray the costs of administering the work, to pay the lecturers
for their services, and to provide substitutes
to take over their classes during their absence. Thus it has been possible during the
winter to give over five hundred lectures
throughout the province, the lecturers having been enabled to penetrate as far as
Prince Rupert and the Cariboo some five
hundred miles to the north and as far as
Fernie and Golden, some four hundred miles
to the east. Under this same scheme it is
proposed to give agricultural field demonstrations in the north country during the
summer. The Extension Committee has encouraged the formation of study groups,
which have begun work in a small way;
and has expended $1000 on books in order
to provide a certain amount of reading matter in support of some of the lectures. The
scheme this year was entirely of an experimental character; but the response has been
so encouraging that in all probability the
work will very soon be placed on a sound
financial basis and a permanent director
appointed. In any event something has
already been done towards making the
campus of the Provincial University coterminous with the boundaries of the province.
STUDENT self-government at the University dates from the very beginning.   Early
in    the   opening    term     Dr.   Wesbrook   had
declared that it was "the desire of the Faculty
and the President to see the students assume
the responsibility of their own self-government". A constitution for an Alma Mater
Society was accordingly adopted and an
elective Students' Council set up. This body
has ever since controlled the activities of the
student body, administered its affairs, and
enforced discipline.
In December, 1916, the first publication
appeared, a monthly magazine called Anon.
In January, 1917, it became Anonymous, and
in February, Ubicee. In the autumn of 1918
the magazine developed into a weekly newspaper under the name The Ubyssey, and since
1925 it has been published twice weekly. The
U. B. C. Annual made its first appearance in
1916. In 1926 it was re-christened Totem to
conform with the two college yells, K/a-how-ya
and Kitsilano, the names of which are associated with the Squamish Indians of the Pacific
Coast. A Players' Club was formed in 1915,
and a Musical Society in 1916. It is commonly agreed that both organizations have
attained a very high standard of performance
in their annual productions. The Campus
swarms with other clubs, societies, and organizations, literary, scientific, social, religious,
political, and athletic, which are far too
numerous even to name. "Kla-how-ya Week",
later called "Varsity Week" and still later
"Homecoming", was inaugurated in 1921.
Intended primarily to welcome the Alumni
back to the campus, it is given up to games,
debates, a theatre night, and various social
functions. It has become the climax of each
college year.
The part played by the students in the war
was in the highest degree creditable. Nearly
seven hundred of them, including those of
McGill University College, enlisted. Of these,
78 lost their lives, arid 131 were decorated for
gallantry by British and foreign governments.
Mention should also be made of the excellent
work performed by the students who stayed
at home. This took the form of the despatch
of parcels to the men overseas, special farm
work to aid production, substantial contributions to the Victory Loan, and Red Cross
activity. At the time of the terrible influenza
epidemic, early in 1919, the University, which
had had to discontinue its classes, gave up its
buildings to the hospital; and many of the
students volunteered to act as nurses and
orderlies in the emergency.
The memory of these war years is perpetuated by one small symbol. The yoke of the
college gown is edged with khaki cord. Only
the undergraduate wears this cord. It was
intended as a perpetual reminder to the
students of a later day, to symbolize for them
the birth of the University during the war
and to commemorate the war service of their
The first years of the University of British
Columbia were  scarcely  a  time  in  which  to Twelve
expect much manifestation of college spirit.
The majority of its older male students had
abandoned their studies in order to enlist, and
among the students who remained there was
a not unnatural feeling that the momentous
struggle then raging made insignificant the
ordinary incidents of campus life. Moreover,
the absence of adequate buildings for study
and recreation was a great hindrance to the
development of University esprit de corps.
What is really surprising is that college spirit
did exist, none the less real for being serious
and constructive.
For several years after the war, the classes
of the University were largely filled with men
who had returned from the front or the high
seas. Keenly aware of the disadvantages
under which they had been placed by the
sacrifice of several valuable years in the
service of the country, these students set an
example of earnestness and steadiness, not
only _ in studies, but also in extra-curricular
activity. This tradition has continued, mainly
no doubt because a very large proportion of
the student body has been working its way
through college. Their earnestness and their
steadiness, too, are plainly manifest in the
record of campus activity. Mention has already
been made, for instance, of the part played by
the undergraduates four years after the war
in arousing the public to a realization of the
overcrowded conditions in Fairview and of the
need for a transfer to Point Grcv. During
the summer and winter of 1922, thev secured
77,000 signatures to a petition, which thev
subsequently presented to the Legislature,
requesting that the Point Grey site might be
speedily made ready for occupation. This
petition was supplemented by parades and
other demonstrations. The climax of months
of enthusiastic campaigning was a pilgrimage
to the site on October 23, 1922. Every student
who walked in the parade contributed one
stone to a pile that was built in the Mall. This
pile of stones was later constructed into the
famous cairn, where each year the incoming
Freshmen are initiated into the tradition of
service established by their predecessors.
All this activity on the part of the students
was not, of course, actuated by self-interest,
since obviously they could not themselves hope
to enjoy the fruits of their efforts, but bv the
hope that their successors might be able to
work unhampered by such disadvantages as
they themselves had had to cope with. Another
expression of this spirit was the construction
of the Gymnasium. The funds for this building were raised by a bond issue, which the
students themselves retired in 1935. The
building was equipped by the Alumni; and,
upon its completion, was presented to the
University in 1929. During the next two
years, 1930 and 1931, the students campaigned
for funds with which to build a stadium. The
playing field was constructed in 1931. And
now,   on   the   twenty-first   anniversary  of  the
University, the students are engaged in still
another major campaign. The proposal is to
erect a Students' Union Building, where they
may have increased scope for activities of an
extra-curricular kind. At present there is no
focus for campus life, and such a focus is
greatly needed. The building will contain
dining rooms, reading rooms, committee
rooms, and club rooms, as well as a large hall.
It will be dedicated to the memory of two
kindly and generous friends of the student
body, the late Dean and Mrs. R. W. Brock.
The estimated cost is $150,000. Of this amount
the students have undertaken to raise one-fifth.
Among other important undergraduate traditions should be mentioned the Arts '20 Road
Race. This race is still run, as it has always
been, between the old Fairview site and the
present campus. Usually every class in the
University takes part. It symbolizes the spirit
that pervaded college life during the first ten
years, when the removal to Point Grey often
seemed an unattainable objective. It represents not only the progress of the students
toward a definite goal, but also, since it is a
relay race, the handing on of responsibility
from class to class. It has become a tradition
also that each graduating class should make a
gift to the University. These gifts have been
presented annually since 1919. They have
been of various kinds, but all have been
valuable. They include an undergraduate
scholarship, an art collection, a fund of money,
a trophy case, medical equipment for the
Health Department Office, the relay cup. the
portrait of Dr. Wesbrook. the Chancellor's
chair, the stone seats on the campus, collections of books, records, and historical documents for the Librarv, the clock in the Auditorium, and the public address system that
was installed on the stage last year.
All this campus activity might suggest that
the students are permitting non-academic
pursuits to interfere unduly with their studies.
But it is the conviction of the friends of the
young University of British Columbia that
there is no likelihood that such pursuits will
ever assume, for the great majority at least,
a dangerous preponderance over college work.
The best safeguard is the sane attitude of the
students themselves on this point. They have
passed a regulation that any undergraduate
who undertakes to represent his fellows in an
elective position, or in such activities as
dramatics or debating or athletics, must main
tain a prescribed standard in his classroom
and laboratory. The number of graduates
who, after an active campus career in extracurricular activities, have achieved distinction
in scholarship, science, teaching, law, business,
and the public service, is a sufficient witness
to the common sense and moderation of the
student body in this matter as in others.
The youngest university in Canada has come
of age. In the brief twenty-one years of its
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cataclysms. It opened its doors during the
second year of the World War; and before
it could establish itself securely it was shaken
to its foundations by the great financial
depression. It may well be a matter for satisfaction to think that it has survived both
calamities, and that now it is definitely entering upon a period of renewed activity and
The future is big with promise. The facilities for research of every sort which, because
of its unique situation, the University offers,
will in time become unrivalled. The climate
is one of the finest on earth. The institution
itself stands in a strategic position on the
trade routes of the world, both by sea and
air; and it is a meeting place of two great
cultures—that of the European West and that
of the Oriental East. There seems, indeed,
to be no good reason why the University
should not become a very important educational and cultural centre. Such, at any rate,
is its dream and its assured hope. "It can
bide its time," writes the official historian,
"serene in the affection of its Alumni and
secure in the quiet conviction that the early
years of its history have set a standard of
achievement which may be viewed by the
students of the future with pride and respect".
RESEARCH is one of the most important
functions of a university teacher; and the
vigor and standing of any educational institution may be judged in some measure by the
devotion of its staff to this end. Not only
does a university owe it to the public to add,
by original investigation, to the sum of human
knowledge, but research itself keeps the individual teacher fresh and in touch with his
subject. Furthermore, it enables him to inspire
his students, for there is no part of education
so valuable as the contact with a mind engaged
in solving problems and in extending the
limits of knowledge. The following record of
achievement, though necessarily very incomplete, will show at least that research, widely
diverse in its nature and by no means inconsiderable in quantity, has been carried on and
is now being carried on with vigor at the
University of British Columbia. It should be
added that the value of this research has been
recognized by learned societies throughout the
English-speaking countries. Many of these,
including, for instance, the Royal Society of
Canada, has honoured members of the University by electing them to fellowships. One
member of the staff was last year elected to
the Presidency of the society just named, this
being the first time that the honour has come
to British Columbia. Other members of the
staff have served either on the executive or
on the standing committees of such bodies as
the Pacific Science Congress, the Social Service Research Conference of the Pacific Coast,
the Biological Board of Canada, and the
National Research Council of Canada.
A mere list of articles contributed by members of the staff to learned periodicals
throughout the world would more than fill
this book. A list of textbooks compiled for
use in the colleges and schools of this continent would fill many pages. Mention may be
made, however, of such notable contributions
to scholarship as the following: Company
Colonisation in the Prairie Provinces, The
International Trade Balance in Theory and
the Practice, Sir James Douglas and British
Columbia, Boileau and the French Classical
Critics in England, Madame de la Payette,
Molicre, Induction Motors, Analytic Algebra,
Index Aristophaneus, Xenophon's Symposium
and Apology, The Flora of British Columbia,
Of Irony, especially in Drama, and Le roman
social sous la Monarchic de juillet. Studies
in hand at the moment include investigations
of Latin verse inscriptions, the relation of
early Nineteenth Century French Literature
to the social ideas of the time, the temper of
Augustan literature, the life and works of
George Peele, British colonial administration
in Africa, the history and present status of
Teacher Training in Western Canada, the
geology of British Columbia and the Yukon,
Canadian-American relations on the Pacific
coast since 1866, and a comprehensive sociological survey of Canadian-American relations
for the Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace. Some of these studies are nearing
completion and some are in press. One member of the staff, who is recognized as an
authority on the relation of Canada to the
League of Nations, is engaged in a study of
the international situation in the contemporary
Investigations and surveys directed to the
immediate problems of the province and the
Dominion are constantly being carried out at
the request of the governments concerned and
of other public bodies, as well as of commercial and industrial organizations. Such, for
instance, have been studies of the fungus
flora and the poisonous plants of British
Columbia; of the effect of radiant energy
upon growth; of the oceanography of the
Straits of Georgia, with particular reference
to the effect of the Fraser River upon the
distribution of fish-food and upon the migrations of salmon; of the genetics of economic
and decorative plants, such as vegetables,
alfalfa, and roses; of the growth cycles in
British Columbia trees and the modification
of growth rates by climatic and soil conditions; of various phases of disease in important economic plants, such as storage rot in
apples, and the pathology of the balsam and
the Douglas fir; of economic entomology and
insect control; and of the effect of smelter
smoke on forest and farm plants. One member of the staff has made several expeditions
to the North and the South Pacific oceans,
gathering marine zoological material, for the
purpose especially of determining the distribution of the hydroids. Fourteen
Exhaustive investigations have also been
made in plant nutrition, such as, for instance,
studies of tree growth with special reference
to root activities, of mineral absorption by
trees, of the influence of water on tree
growth, and of the nutrition of economic
plants, both of the field and the garden.
Allied to these investigations are studies of
fruit storage problems, of electric soil heating, of mushroom culture, and of the rest
period in plants. Breeding work has been
carried out with cereals, roots, forage crops,
vegetables, and flowers. Extensive field-crop
experiments have been made which have supplied valuable data for teaching purposes as
well as for dissemination throughout the
province by means of press and public lecture.
From these field investigations certain fundamental problems have developed affecting root
studies, studies of soil acidity and of clover
failure, and experiments with wheat, roots,
and alfalfa. Closely associated with this work
are forestry investigations of seed germination, nursery practice, seed testing, and the
effect of soil types on seedling survival.
Studies have also been made of selective logging methods, of the regeneration and rate of
growth in the Douglas fir, and of the microscopic identification of wood. And reports
have been made of the forest resources of the
Northern Interior of British Columbia jointly
for the Provincial Government and the two
great Canadian railways.
One department has investigated practically
all the mineral areas of the province, reporting to the Dominion Geological Survey more
particularly on the Eutsuk Lake area, the
Sullivan Mine, the Britannia Mine, the Premier Mine, Copper Mountain, Hedley, the
Cariboo region and Southern British Columbia. The mineral resources of the Pacific
Great Eastern subsidy lands have been investigated for the Provincial Government and
the Canadian railways. Other projects include a geological survey of the Crown
Colony of Hong Kong, a survey for the
Dominion Government of the oil possibilities
of the Mackenzie River valley, Southern Saskatchewan and Alberta, and Manitoulin
Island; a survey of the copper nickel deposits
of the Sudbury region; and geological studies
in Mexico, Fiji, Australia, Japan, China,
Korea, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the
Hawaiian Islands. Closely connected with
this work is that of an allied department
which has conducted extensive ore testing
experiments for the purpose of guiding and
improving milling operations. One important
result has been the development of a super-
concentration method of treating local nickel
ores. This field of study is being actively
investigated at the present time. In connection particularly with the recovery of gold,
three departments of the University working
in co-operation have recently, after four years
of work and investigation, perfected a "super-
polisher",  which  will   help   to   eliminate  the
uncertainty in milling tests that has prevailed
up to the present time as well as to indicate
the mode of occurrence of valuable minerals
in the ore. No longer therefore need the
mining industry of the Pacific North West
be dependent on the East for its ore examinations  and mineragraphy.
The activities of another department will
be found recorded in upwards of a hundred
papers published in scientific journals of Canada, Great Britain, and the United States.
These papers deal with a variety of topics,
such as, the atomic weight of elements, the
design of distillation apparatus, absorption
phenomena, gasoline and lubricating oils, the
drug content of many drug plants grown in
British Columbia, the tannin content of British Columbia trees, the use of catalysts in
organic preparations, the application of
various electron theories to organic reactions,
the effect of electrical discharge on gases, the
separation of rare earth elements, the mechanism of gaseous organic reactions, the testing of newsprint with respect to printing
quality, the conversion of fatty and waxy
susbstances into petroleum hydro-carbons,
the phase relations of sodium and magnesium
sulphate, the effect of various chemicals including vitamins and hormones on the rates
of enzymatic reactions, and the effect of certain drugs on tuberculosis in guinea-pigs.
The research activities of another department range from large scale investigations
into the electrical precipitation of valuable deposits from smoke stack gases to spectroscopic
investigations leading to a knowledge of the
structure of the atom. Other projects include
precision measurements of the velocity of
sound; studies of the electric arc and of the
nature and origin of X-rays; and experiments with glasses for the transmission of
ultra-violet light and an instrument for testing radio-active ores. During 1935 this department, in co-operation with the Fisheries
Experimental Station at Prince Rupert, carried on an investigation into the spectroscopic
determination of the vitamin A content of
pilchard oil, for the purpose of widening the
market for this British Columbia product.
A unique example of inter-university cooperation was instituted when the University
of Toronto in 1935 placed in charge of a
provisionally established Western Division of
the Connaught Laboratories one of its ablest
scientists, who, while retaining his connection
with his own University, has been appointed
Director of the Provincial Board of Health
Laboratories as well as Acting Head of two
allied departments in the University of British Columbia. One problem already investigated in this department is tuberculosis as it
affects the Indians of the province. Another
is the furunculosis disease among the fresh
water fish of British Columbia. The Western
Division of the Connaught Laboratories will
serve as a centre of bacteriological research,
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and animals and to the part played by bacteria in certain industrial processes will be
investigated. Results of great practical and
theoretical   value   are   confidently   anticipated.
More than a score of papers have been
published dealing with the mathematics involved in the problem of three or more
bodies, with applications to celestial mechanics and to molecular motion. Other researches
have been conducted in the fields of algebras
and their arithmetics and of elliptic functions.
In the application of electricity to practical
problems, investigations have been undertaken in connection with the elimination of
magneto noises from air-craft receiving sets;
the induction motor under unbalanced conditions ; the torque in a bipolar induction type
instrument; a new piezo-electric indicator and
its application to internal combustion engines;
the influence of asymmetry of air-gap in circulating current machines and commutation
in direct current machines, the engineering
economics of public utility systems; rectification at dry contacts; transient phenomena in
synchronous machines; static balances; lubrication ; vacuum tubes; shading coils for relays ; dielectric breakdown and communtation
in  the  A.C.  commutator  motors.
Another department has investigated the
production of clean milk; the grading and
bacterial content of cream and butter; the
ripening of hard-pressed cheese; the nutritive
requirements of lactic acid bacteria; the bacteria responsible for alleged feed flavor and
stable odor in milk; and the fermentation
problems of the paper industry. Some of this
work has been carried on by means of special
grants made for the purpose by the National
Research Council of Canada, the Empire
Marketing Board, and the Powell River Pulp
and Paper Company.
Research has also been conducted in the
field of dairy production, the record of which
work, covering a period of ten years, and
published in bulletin form, is a standard reference. Investigations have been made of the
nature and distribution of hematuria vcsi-
calis, a common disease of cattle in this area;
of nutritional deficiencies in live-stock production; of the feeding values of locally
produced high-protein concentrates; and of
the economics of beef-production on the
Lower Mainland. Breeder producers have
been organized throughout the province on a
comprehensive scale. For a time an export
trade in British Columbia live-stock received
attention and resulted in shipments to Hawaii,
South America, and the Orient. The herds
and flocks of live-stock maintained by the
LIniversity, in addition to serving as material
for demonstration and investigation, have
exhibited at provincial and international
shows with marked success. Since 1917 twelve
Canadian records in milk and butterfat production have been made by the Jersey and
Ayrshire herds of the University. The livestock judging teams  trained each year  since
1919 have an excellent record of achievement
in international  competitions.
Attention has also been paid to the breeding of poultry for high egg production, to
assisting the poultry industry of the province
by means of specially conducted surveys, the
establishment of a poultry disease laboratory,
and the spreading of information in poultry
husbandry. In this connection should be mentioned the famous hen No. 6, which in 1925
laid 351 eggs in 365 days, at that time a new-
world record. Work of considerable economic
importance has also been accomplished
through increased average annual egg production in certain breeds and through fixing
certain desirable characteristics, such as rapid
maturity and general improvement in meat
qualities. Investigations have been conducted
in connection with such problems as pullorum
disease; the hsematology of the fowl; feeding
for egg production; the pathology of fowl
paralysis; chick sexing; the protein requirements of growing chicks; the formation of
the hen's egg; the malposition of embryo
chicks; and the inheritance of side sprigs;
growth rate in the domestic fowl; resistance
to certain diseases; plumage and skin color,
and of egg size.
Studies have been made or are now being
made of the Oriental problem on the Pacific
Coast, of the distribution of package freight
and its origination within Canada; of the
fishing industry of the Dominion and the
world market for fish; of the Island coal industry and its problem; of the First Narrows
Bridge project; of the milk distribution in
Greater Vancouver and Alberta; of the marketing in Vancouver of heavy and light textiles, wallpapers and wall decoration, leather
and rubber goods. At the request of the Provincial Government surveys have been made
of the Industrial School for Boys; of the
Prison Farm at Oakalla, and of the problem
of delinquency. Approximately one hundred
projects have been carried out or are now
being carried out in connection with the problems of the urban community. And in the
field of British Columbia history some thirty
studies have been begun, of which fifteen
have been completed.
In conclusion a reference should be made to
public services performed by members of the
staff. Many have been or are being consulted,
more or less informally, either by the Provincial or by the Dominion Government, in
connection with problems of taxation and
finance. Several have served on Government
Commissions. The Milk Inquiry Commission
of 1928, for instance, included two members
of the staff, of whom one acted as chairman.
Another member of the staff is at the moment chairman of the Economic Council of
the province. Another was a member of the
Canadian group of the Institute of Pacific
Relations at the conference at Kyoto (1929)
and Banff (1933). Still another in 1924, collaborating with Mr. J. H. Putnam of Ottawa, Sixteen
conducted a comprehensive survey of the
school system of the province; in 1929 he
directed a survey of nursing problems in
Canada; and since 1933 he has been provincial secretary and minister of education for
British Columbia. Leave of absence has been
granted, when necessary, to permit such
activities to be  undertaken.
THE graduates of the University have not
yet had time to reach the places of
highest eminence. But already many of
them are filling key-positions in the professional, industrial, commercial, and cultural life of the Dominion as well as of the
province. And already they have carried the
names of both to the four corners of the
It is interesting to note that of the 3364
graduates whose addresses are known, no
fewer than 88 per cent are resident within
the province. Five per cent are living in
other parts of the Dominion, making a total
of 93 per cent for Canada as a whole. Of
the remainder, five per cent are now in the
United States, many of them engaged in
postgraduate study; slightly under one per
cent are in the British Isles; and slightly
over one per cent, 38 in all, are scattered
throughout the rest of the world.
Leaving out of account the scholarships
granted by the University to its own
alumni, one finds that the value of the
bursaries, scholarships, and fellowships won
by the graduates of the University of British Columbia from the time the first awards
were made in 1917 to December 31, 1935,
amounts to over half a million dollars. The
total value must exceed this amount, first,
because some graduates have not reported
awards they have received, and secondly,
because scholarships in many cases carry
with them medals and free tuition. The
records show that in all nearly five hundred
awards have been won, most of them in
open competition with graduates from other
universities. Among the more important
are the Rhodes Scholarship, the French
Government Scholarship (fr. 10,000), the
Ramsay Memorial Scholarship (Cambridge),
the Exhibition of 1851 Scholarship (Great
Britain), the Beit Fellowship (Great Britain), the Commonwealth Fund Fellowship
(Great Britain), the I. O. D. E. Fellowship,
the Connaught Research Fellowship (Toronto), the Royal Society (Canada) Fellowship, the International Research Travelling
Fellowship, the Senior Sterling Research
Fellowship (Yale), the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, the Rockefeller Travelling
Scholarship, the National Research Fellowship (U.S.A.), the Pack Fellowship in Forestry which is the highest award of its kind
in North America, the Guggenheim Memor
ial  Travelling Fellowship, and the bursaries,
scholarships, and fellowships of the National
Research Council of Canada. Of this last
group of awards the graduates of the University of British Columbia have won a
larger number than have the graduates of
any other university in Canada. It is also
worthy of record that annually since 1920
Clark University has offered and in each
year but one has awarded a scholarship to a
graduate of the University.
Of the graduates in Arts, a large number
have proceeded to the higher degrees and
many now hold academic posts. Others are
playing an important part, as might be expected, in the building up of that better
social order for which all mankind is yearning. To this group belong the executive
head of the Vancouver Welfare Federation,
the Provincial Director of Social Services,
the Superintendent of the Industrial School
for Boys, and the Adviser to the Government on Health Insurance. Five are employed on the staff of the Provincial Economic Council; and many are engaged in law,
journalism, and social service work. The
remainder show a wide diversity of interest
and occupation as the following representative enumeration will illustrate: the City
Solicitor of Vancouver, the Legal Adviser to
the Income Tax Office in Vancouver, the
Provincial Librarian and Archivist, Assistant
Canadian Trade Commissioners at Hong
Kong, Shanghai, Kobe, and London, a member of the Board of Governors of the
University, several members of the University Senate, and three members of the
Department of External Affairs at Ottawa.
One of these is now attached to the staff of
Dr. Riddell at Geneva. Another was formerly Research Secretary of the American
National Council for the Preservation of
World Peace with headquarters at Washington and later Secretary of the Canadian
Legation at Tokyo. Three graduates are
employed on the staff of the International
Fisheries Commission and four on the staff
of the Biological Board of Canada. Others
are employed by the Dominion Entomological Branch and by the Plant Pathology
section of the Dominion Experimental
A gratifying number of the graduates are
employed in hospital and public health work,
many of them holding responsible positions
in the Health Units which have been established throughout the province. In carrying
to the more remote parts of the country the
knowledge and the technical skill which they
have acquired at the University, these graduates are performing a most valuable service
for the community. Others who have
specialized in this field are now occupying
positions as trained laboratory technicians,
and several have received important research
and teaching appointments in other universities.    Although  the  University  itself  does GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
not confer degrees in Medicine, it does provide essential pre-medical training for those
students who propose to enter medicine as
a profession. Of the graduates who have
received this preliminary training, more
than sixty are now practising physicians,
most of them resident within the province.
A very brilliant and tragically fated member
of this general group, Dr. Archibald Fee,
proceeded by means of fellowships to McGill
and thence to London. In London he was
appointed research assistant in physiology
to Dr. Starling, at that time one of the most
distinguished of the English investigators in
this field; and was given a laboratory of his
own with trained assistants to help him.
When Dr. Starling died, young Dr. Fee was
placed in charge of the project. At the
time of his death, which occurred in the
following year, he was only twenty-four.
Of the graduates in Agriculture all but
three are engaged in some form of agricultural activity.  Several have taken up farming
as a profession. Others arc employed in the
Provincial and Dominion Departments of
Agriculture, occupied in experimental and
executive work which directly or indirectly
benefits the agricultural industry. While
farming is often considered to be a practical
art, it is true, nevertheless, as was said of
the perfect farmer by Columella nearly two
thousand years ago, that "all the arts and all
the sciences minister to his improvement."
In the spirit of this saying, many of the
graduates in Agriculture have tried to prepare themselves for their future tasks by extensive travels and studies on this and other
continents. Out of a total of 173, thirty-five
per cent have taken the Master's degree and
eight  per   cent  the   Doctor's.
Of the thirty-nine graduates in Forestry,
twenty-four are employed either in the lumbering industry or in the Provincial and Dominion Forestry Services. One is District
Forester at Prince Rupert, and at Prince
George. Another is in charge of the Timber
Products Division of the Vancouver Forest
Products   Laboratory.    Several   are   teaching.
Many of the graduates in Mathematics and
Physics are engaged in research for industrial
firms or government departments. Two hold
important positions in the Dominion Astro-
physical Observatory at Victoria. One is
director of Research for the Carbo-Ice Company of Canada, and has in some respects
revolutionized the practice in regard to the
storage and preservation of food-stuffs. Two
are working the laboratories of the National
Research Council of Canada at Ottawa.
Since the opening of the University some
two hundred and twenty students have graduated in Chemical Engineering or have taken
the Honour Course in Chemistry in Arts.
Of these one hundred have proceeded to the
Master's degree and sixty to the Doctor's.
Eighty ,per cent of these graduates have
found employment in Canada and sixty-one
per cent in British Columbia. There are very
few types of industry in which these graduates are not now playing a part. The refining of petroleum products employs twenty-
three, nineteen of whom are in British
Columbia; the cellulose industries, including
pulp and paper, rayon, plastics, leathers, varnishes, enamels, and explosives, employ
twenty-five; ten are employed by the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company at
Trail; fourteen others are with the cyaniding
plants of various mining companies throughout Canada; and ten are connected with Canadian Industries Limited, du Pont de
Nemours & Company at Wilmington, Delaware, and Imperial Chemicals Limited at
Widnes in England. Three are with the National Research Council of Canada at Ottawa;
ten are in the Provincial and Dominion
Government research laboratories; and
eighteen hold teaching and research positions
in various Canadian and American universities. Many of these graduates have reached
positions of the highest responsibility, as, for
instance, the Plant Superintendent of the
Shell Oil Company; the Plant Superintendent
of the Home Oil Company; the Chief Chemist of the British Columbia Sugar Refinery;
the Assistant Superintendent of the Provincial Public Health Laboratories; the President of the Western Chemical Company; the
Head Chemist of the Home Oil Company;
the Superintendent of the Canned Salmon
Laboratories, all of whom are in Vancouver;
the Control Superintendent of the Britannia
Mines; the Director of the Dominion Fisheries Experimental Station at Prince Rupert;
the Chief Superintendent of the Shell Oil
Company at Montreal; the Manager of the
Hartford Rayon Company at Hartford; the
Director of Research at Searles Lake, California; and the Director of Chemical Research for the General Electric Company at
Eighty-seven of the alumni have graduated in Geology and of these forty-one have
taken the Doctor's degree. Eleven are now
employed by the Geological Survey of Canada, that is, nearly half of all the geologists
employed in that department; thirty-nine
occupy the position of geologist with different
mining companies, most of them active within
this province, such as, for instance, Bralorne,
Britannia, Premier, Pioneer, and the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company;
four, including the Provincial Mineralogist,
are in the Department of Mines at Victoria;
four are consulting geologists; and one is
with the Geophysical Laboratory at Washington, D. C. The remainder will be found as
administrators, executives, and professors, in
their special field, in Canada, the United
States, England, Rhodesia, South America,
lava, and New Guinea. Eighteen
Of  the ninety-two graduates in  Mining and
Metallurgy the great majority are actively
engaged in the development of the mining
industry of this province. They include the
General Manager of Pioneer, the largest gold-
producing mine in British Columbia; the
Mine Superintendent of the Victoria Mine;
and a former Mine Superintendent of the
B. C. Silver Company at Stewart. One graduate is Smelter Superintendent of the Inspiration Copper Company in Arizona; another, who is now in academic work, was
formely General Mine Superintendent of the
Britannia Mines.
By far the greater number of the graduates
in Civil Engineering hold positions on the
engineering staffs of the municipalities, the
industrial plants, and the construction companies of the province. Among them are the
Assistant City Engineer of Vancouver and
the Underground Engineer of the British
Columbia  Electric  Railway  Company.
The following selection from the list of
the graduates in Mechanical and Electrical
Engineering completes this summary record
of achievement. Among these are engineers
holding positions with the British Columbia
Telephone Company  in  Vancouver,  Canadian
Explosives in Victoria, the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company in Trail, the Marconi Company and the Bell Telephone Company in Montreal, and the Brazilian Traction
Company in Rio de Janeiro. One is Chief
Engineer of Letson and Burpee in Vancouver;
another is Chief Assistant Designer at the
Canadian Westinghouse Company in Hamilton; another is head of five departments of
the Canadian General Electric in Peterborough ; and another was for a time Public
Utilities Adviser to the City Council of Vancouver. Still another, a research engineer
with the Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company of Pittsburgh, was recently
selected by his firm to act as their research
representative with the Siemens Schuckert
Company of Berlin.
The review here presented of the activities
of the University alumni obviously cannot
pretend to be in any way complete or exhaustive, having as its object merely to indicate some of the more distinctive features of
graduate achievement. It is surely evident,
nevertheless, that twenty-one years of energy
and enterprise, not least on the part of her
alumni, have given the University of British
Columbia a place, however humble, among
her elder sisters of  Europe and America.
(The material for this article was secured by
Miss Helen Bontilier from an article prepared
and presented by Dr. Sage at the Annual
Dinner  of   the   Graduate   Historical  Society)
THE University of British Columbia has
reached its majority and is looking back
to see what the years of childhood and
adolescence have done for it, the youngest
university in Canada. Graduates who have
specialized in History look back to the time
when History, as a definite department did not
exist. When the University was founded, and
Dr. F. F. Wesbrook went in search of outstanding men to head departments of his
dream university, he did not look for a
History "head". In the days of McGill College,
Vancouver, History was associated with the
Department of English. The Classics Department offered courses in the fields of Ancient
Greek and Roman History, but did not continue the discussion into the modern period.
Dr. Mack Eastman, the first Professor of
History, was officially "assistant professor",
but he never had a superior as far as the
University of British Columbia History Department was concerned. Talk of securing
Professor W. L. Grant of Queen's as head
did not materialize, so Dr. Eastman had the
work of organizing the department. When he
came, he taught Economics as well as History
and had no assistant in either department.
The  list   of   courses   was   rather   formidable,
but the actual lecture load was only nine
hours per week. Dr. Eastman was an organizer, and although he could not have foreseen
the success which would attend his efforts as
a founder of the Department of History, he
certainly had no small ideas for his own
work and that of his successors, to say nothing for the students who were expected to
measure up to his ambitions for them. To
quote his colleague and successor, Dr. W. N.
Sage: "He was an idealist, and he gave an
aim and direction to the Department of History which has never been completely lost."
In 1917 Dr. Eastman was accepted for overseas service, and his place was taken by
Walter C. Barnes, a graduate of Columbia,
who has since been appointed professor of
History at Smith College, Northampton. Dr.
Eastman was on leave, so, although a second
appointment had been made, History was still
a "one man department". Professor Barnes
was on the staff for only one year when he
was replaced by Professor W. N. Sage, now
head of the department. For the first year
Dr. Sage was "The Department", but he did
manage to secure the part-time services of a
After the war it seemed as if Dr. Eastman's dream might become a reality, for
History was now a two-man department.
Seven courses were given, but Dr. Eastman
found that he had been too optimistic when
he expected senior students to do summer
reading.   However, he did do  something  for GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
which all readers and students will thank
him(?)—he inaugurated the term essay and
the mid-term.
In 1921, a third member was appointed in
the person of Dr. G. C. Davidson. Unfortunately, Dr. Davidson's health was poor and
his services to the department were limited
to one year.
The following year Dr. Davidson was succeeded by Professor F. H. Soward, and the
organization of the department was that
which all students of the period 1922-1929 will
remember. In 1925 Dr. Eastman joined the
staff of the International Labour Office, and
in 1927 he severed his connection with the University. Dr. Sage was acting head of the
department until the appointment of Professor D. C. Harvey as head of the department
in 1928.
In 1929 the Department of History joined
with the rest of the world in a period of
"boom optimism", and Professor A. C. Cooke
was added to the department. Courses were
reorganized and enlarged. However, the depression came, and the History Department
suffered from reduced grants. In 1931 Professor Harvey resigned to become provincial
archivist of Nova Scotia and special lecturer
in Canadian history at Dalhousie. History
once more became a three-man department,
and in the following year, Dr. Sage, who had
been associated with Dr. Eastman in his plans
for the department, became the head.
During the previous years graduates had
ably carried on the work of assistants and,
during the absence of Dr. Eastman, as special
lecturers. In 1935, Dr. Sylvia Thrupp, one of
the many eminent graduates whom members
of the History Department have trained, was
appointed as lecturer.
A department would never flourish merely
by having outstanding professors. It must be
able to attract and inspire students. In this
respect the History Department deserves as
much praise as any other on the campus.
During the first five sessions of the University no honour work was offered, but in the
calendar for 1919-1920 the requirements for
honours were listed. As an example of outstanding pass students who graduated before
honours were inaugurated we claim Lennox
Mills of Arts '16. The first class in honours
was that of 1921, and consisted of Dr. Thos.
P. Peardon, now at Columbia University, Dr.
Alfred Rive at Geneva, and Dr. Morley Scott,
a member of the History Department at the
University of Michigan. These were the first
honour graduates in History, and they set a
standard which all succeeding classes have
attempted to follow.
The list of graduates who have brought
honour to their Alma Mater through their
work in History is too long to give here.
There have been fifteen University of British
Columbia graduates who have secured their
Doctor's   Degrees   with   work   in   the   Social
Studies. Graduates in History are to be found
in Geneva, in Ottawa, in universities throughout the United States and in Japan. Many
have entered the legal profession and a list
of barristers and solicitors for the province
of British Columbia would contain many
familiar names. The teaching profession has
drawn largely from the ranks of University
of British Columbia graduates, and members
of former honour classes in History are taking an active part in the curriculum revision
which is being carried out by the Department
of Education at the present time.
Practically coincident with the announcement that honours courses would be offered
in History was the formation of the University Historical Society in the autumn of
1919. Dr. Eastman was the first honorary
president and H. L. Keenleyside the first
president. This society gave undergraduates
an opportunity to discuss historical problems
informally, and to consider problems for
which there was insufficient time in the lecture room. The society did its work well. In
fact, it worked so well, that for a time following 1930 it seemed as if a barrier would
have to be raised to prevent graduates from
"visiting" so regularly. In the spring of 1934
plans were made for the formation of a
Graduate Historical Society which would be
open to all former members of the Historical
Society and to all those who majored in History. There was a second reason for organizing: The Historical Society gold medal had
last been awarded in 1932, and it was felt
that the graduates should provide some form
of recognition for the student whose work
was considered most outstanding. An endowment fund has been started, and the first
award of the Graduate Historical Book Prize,
of an annual value of twenty-five dollars, will
be made at the 1936 Congregation.
As the graduates look back over the life
of the History Department they find that it
has had a chequered career. Like the University of which it is an integral part, it has
had its "ups and downs", but also like the
University, scholarship has never been sacrificed. Members of the faculty have given of
their best and the students have responded
to the motto Tuum Est.
LAST spring, as a member of a committee
of three, I visited various parts of the
province concerning Adult Education. However, before writing a few reminiscences of
memorable occasions, may I take this opportunity of thanking all the grads. who by
their overwhelming kindness, hospitality and
helpfulness made my trip a pleasure rather
than a duty.
For anybody following in my footsteps, I
would suggest that a course in international
diplomacy, contract bridge and sleep elimin- Twenty
ation is indicated. As a Commonwealth
Fellow I well remember "the boys" taking
turns at "entertaining" our Assistant Director so that the unfortunate man went back
to New York physically worn out. Since
my return I have had strong suspicions that
my fellow Alumni had similar designs on my
health. Most of the trip remains as a
pleasant, but decidedly blurred memory,
from which the following "highlights"
emerge :
Violent arguments in the Co-operative
Fruit Company's office near West Robson
with J. W. ("Slim") Lee and Shirley Preston on the value of a University education.
Fleeting recollections of Yahk, where Mrs.
Lazenby (nee Doris Lee) and Eric Lazenby
discussed all subjects from the technique of
javelin throwing to the degeneracy of modern humanity.
A delightful dinner at Barkerville with
Mr. and Mrs. Chandler (nee Jean Ballard)
—highlight "Aluminum and its effect on the
digestive system".
Eric Johnson and J. L. Cornwall displaying with evident pride their labs, at Island
Mountain and Cariboo Gold Quartz Mines
A bridge game at Wells, the details somewhat lacking, but an excellent party with
the cards running well. Tommy Munn asking innumerable questions about the latest
publications in the realm of Geology.
At Tadanac Charlie Wright and "Dad"
Hartley engaged in fervent disputation,
topic—"Is the modern graduate worthy of
his  predecessors?"
In Penticton, Mrs. Hatfield (nee Toddv
Tisdall), Mrs. Caple (nee Bice Clegg), Har-
ley Hatfield and Kenny Caple deep in such
discussions as "Can the Alumni find a common aim?"—the answer at that time uncertain.
The 24th May celebrations at Trail with
A. B. Thompson arranging for "an athlete
in his youth" to start the sports.
A fleeting discussion on the P. G. E. with
"Gus" Madeley.
More discussion on "Modern Youth and
Discipline" with Jerry here at Squamish.
Conversations of a serious nature with
Nancy Miles and George Barclay of Cran-
brook; H. B. King at Wells; Otto Gill at
And the conclusions—just these—one can
go from one end of the province to the other
and always there will be found graduates of
the Universitv of British Columbia. In
agriculture, in mining, forestry, law, the
church, schools, medicine, indeed in every
phase of activity, our Alumni are making
their mark and will play a vital part in the
future welfare of our province.
HARRY WARREN, Science '26.
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia.
Dear Sir: March 24, 1936.
Having just marked my ballot for the
election of Senators of the University, I
am reminded that I have never sent off my
Alumni membership fee for this year. Last
autumn, The Chronicle arrived just when I
was in the midst of preparing a lecture on
the Fascist philosophy of "the recapitulating
unity of the indefinite series of generations".
Fascism had to wait while I caught up on
the news of classmates and I thereupon
resolved that I would, without delay, send
my dues so that I would receive The Chronicle regularly. Since then I have been on
the point of sending the dollar and if I
manage to finish this letter without interruptions, it stands a good chance of reaching you.
What a contrast it is here with University
life in Vancouver! Here, as Assistant Professor of Government, I teach all the courses
I might have liked to take but either didn't
know enough to take or had no opportunity
to take at University of British Columbia.
But quite the greatest contrast is that of
tradition and age. While U. B. C. celebrates
her coming-of-age, here they look back to
the founding in 1693 and daily I walk
through the oldest college building in America, a building designed by the famoi"
English architect, Sir Christopher Wren, in
1695. Yet, withal I sometimes feel that our
developing traditions at U. B. C. are more
vital than the oftentimes boring recital of
famous sons who have trodden these walks.
One is driven to the conclusion that trad
tion is more than the past, and must be made to
live  in the present and carried into the future.
As the warm days break in upon us, my
mind turns back to the Spring days that
always were the prelude to the final exams
at U. B. C. The transition is made even
easier as I glance at the wall beside my desk
where I see a photo of "King John's Palace"
(perhaps it has now lost our familiar title
and is called with due respect, The Library).
But it has been very enjoyable to have
projected myself for these brief moments
into my U. B. C. days in thus writing you,—
anonymous though you are to me, since I
have lost touch with the names of the
Alumni officers. Should you happen to be
a classmate, I greet you, and whosoever you
are, fellow alumnus, I salute you and ask
that you bear my greetings to those responsible for this year's 21st birthday celebration.
May it be crowned with success and may
you not forget to send The Chronicle to
yours truly and keep him informed of the
activities of the Alma Mater he holds in
such affectionate regard.
With a TUUM EST reminder for those
who are carrying on, and a Kla-how-ya to
my fellow has-beens,
LIONEL H. LAING (Arts '29). ,3k (JHemnrtam
TO say that in the death of Dean R. W. Brock the University has lost a
"big" man is easy.
To point to the material evidences of that bigness—the Faculty of
Applied Science in general, the Department of Geology in particular, and the
good name established by its graduates, from their native province of British
Columbia to the far-flung corners of the earth—that, too, is easy.
To put a finger on the focal point, to distil the essence of that quality of
bigness, is vastly more difficult. For Dean Brock's was a complex character.
It was no open book to be skimmed over hastily, and digested and assimilated
comfortably by even the most experienced and penetrating reader.
St. Paul has said: "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of
Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of
this life ; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier". Dean
Brock was a warrior if ever there was one, and he seemed, not contemptuous
of, but above the meanness and pettiness unhappily so often the preoccupation of mortal man. Spartan in his treatment of others, as of himself, he yet
possessed a wide understanding and an innate gentleness towards human
frailty—products doubtless of his essentially sensitive and fine-fibred make-up.
He was that rather rare combination—a man of vision and a born
organizer. Possessing almost superhuman physical energy, knowing not the
meaning of mental inertia, he was capable of and ever willing to assume a
tremendous individual burden of responsibility. And yet he was not afraid
to delegate authority to others. Therein, perhaps, lay the true measure of
his greatness.    He had faith in his fellow man.
As usual, the poet says it best:
"One who never turned his back, but marched breast forward,
Never doubted clouds would break,
Never dreamed, though right were worsted,—wrong would triumph,
Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better,
Sleep to wake".
THROUGH the death of Professor Jordan in March of this year, the
University of British Columbia suffered a great loss. His passing was
deeply regretted by his colleagues and occasioned genuine sorrow to the large
number of students, both past and present, with whom he was associated.
As a member of the Department of Mathematics of the University and
of McGill College, Professor Jordan gave splendid service. Guided by a deep
sense of justice and duty he displayed rare patience and tolerance. No man
ever laboured more vigorously or conscientiously with his students; no member of the University ever had the interests of the institution more closely at
heart. It is a tribute to his character and courage that, in spite of his illness,
he carried on with his work almost to the end.
The Faculty, his colleagues in the Department of Mathematics, the
students and graduates respected him not only as a fine teacher but as a well
loved friend.    He will be greatly missed. <3ln (JNemortam
IT was a tragic day for the whole of Canada when, on a windy July afternoon, a flying boat soared swiftly into the air above beautiful Alta Lake,
faltered—and came crashing down into the rocky, cut-over timberland at the
end of the lake. Within a few hours British Columbia heard the terrible
news of the death of two of its most prominent and well-beloved citizens,
Dean and Mrs. R. W. Brock.
To everyone who knew them even slightly the dreadful tidings brought
a sense of poignant loss. Mrs. Brock was an ideal, a real friend, and the
very personification of beautiful womanhood.
Someone who knew her very well has said:
"From her flowed joy and goodness like a river.
From her radiated the warm sunshine of love, strength, compassion
and healing.
From her blew a merry, salty, sea-breeze of humor, gay, delicious
and infinitely enjoyed.
She gave as naturally as she breathed, all unaware of her own grace.
Her tastes were broad yet exquisite.   Her judgment was reserved and
very wise.
She blessed the earth she lived in.   To those who love her, she blesses
it still and there is no one like her".
Whole volumes could be written in her praise; and yet, for those who did
not know her there are no adequate words to express her loveliness; and for
those who knew her no words are necessary.
—By a Delta Gamma.
EVERYONE of Helen English's friends—and they are very many—must
be groping for the words which would describe her rare quality and the
feeling of loss which her death has brought to them. For the past eight
years she has worked in the Office of the Registrar at the University. Even
to those who knew her there but slightly she seemed an attractive, gracious
and efficient person. But no mere acquaintance can have an inkling of the
sharp grief which her sudden and untimely death has brought to those who
were her friends. The students, the faculty and the staff had come to depend
on her; for she was, not merely patient and helpful; she was interested in
everyone and in everyone's difficulties.
No call on her kindness was refused, no task was too much trouble.
Members of the Alumni Association as well as the students found again and
again that she was willing to do extra tiresome things that others shirked.
Because she was so genuinely interested in everything that concerned her
Alma Mater and so generous with her time and energy, she had made a place
for herself in University life which was peculiarly her own.
Helen died young, in the midst of her work. She was eager, active and
interesting—it was fine to be with her. She has left empty in our lives a
place which no one else can fill. Behind her reticence there lurked the
sensitive humor and generosity of a loyal, thoughtful friend. Everyone at
the University will miss her every day.    No one will forget her. GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
THE coming-of-age of a large and growing institution such as the University of
British Columbia, is an event of no mean
importance. Thus the decision that the
University mark the date in some fitting
manner was met with immediate response.
Many were the recommendations of the
committee in whose hands the matter rested,
and ere long the idea of a permanent
memorial took firm hold.
The first suggestion was that a scholarship
be established, but on further consideration the
plan for a Memorial building was formulated. Immediately a representative committee was formed, consisting of members
from each of the groups on the campus and
from certain affiliated bodies such as the
Alumni Association and the Faculty
Women's Club. Several meetings of this
committee were held and there it was found
that the students had in mind a plan for a
memorial to Dean and Mrs. Brock, and also
that there were certain funds on hand for
the erection of a Women's Union Building.
Considerable thought was given to the
proposition of student dormitories, but this
was decided to be too expensive both in initial
cost and subsequent upkeep. The coordination
of several ideas evolved a Students' Union
Building to be called "The Brock Memorial
With the consent of the Board of Governors and Senate suitable plans have been
drafted of the exterior of the building.
Briefly, the building is to be made the centre
for extra-curricular activities of the students. Facilities are to be provided for the
various club and students' organizations.
The plans are left in the hands of the University     architects,     Messrs.     Sharp     and
Thompson,  for  final drafting when the  results of the financial campaign are known.
The nature of the building and the purpose for which it is to be used gives everyone
an opportunity to subscribe to the fund.
Accordingly, the proposed figure of the cost,
$125,000, was distributed among the groups
interested. To the Alumni Association was
assigned as its quota the sum of $15,000, the
students pledged $30,000 as their part. The
Women's Undergraduate Society turned over
the $10,000 in bonds which had been the
nucleus of their fund for a Union Building.
The Board of Governors, Senate and Faculty
each pledged their support, and the C.O.T.C.
promised $3500.
Already numerous contributions have been
received, and the new organization of
branches of the Alumni Association should
bring many more dollars to the fund.
Recently it was learned that the Governors
of the University had assumed the cost of
the Architects' fees and the cost of heating
and other services to the building, which
will cut the final cost of the building by
approximately fifteen thousand dollars.
The project is definitely under way. If
the fund does not reach the objective it is
the opinion of the committee that the building should be completed in part and further
additions be made at a later date. The
whole plan has had the serious thought of
all the groups interested in the welfare of
our University and has received their
In the meantime, it behooves each and
every alumnus, be he old or young, male or
female, poor or rich, to support this worthy
project and carry to a successful completion
the Brock Memorial Building Fund.
THE Alumni Association of the University
of British Columbia was formed at a
meeting of graduates held on May 4, 1917.
On that occasion, and on many since, great
hopes were expressed as to the possibilities
of such an organization in supporting our
University. The stand has been taken on innumerable occasions, and quite rightly so, that
the graduates of a university are the ones
who will be most interested in the future welfare of their Alma Mater, and will be most
capable of ascertaining its  needs.
In  spite  of  all  these   sentiments,  however,
and  in   spite  of the  fact  that the  University
itself has grown remarkably during its short
span of life, the Alumni Association failed to
develop in any degree, for the most part
because little or no interest has been shown
by the graduates themselves. As a result the
organization drifted into a state of stagnation,
with a few "faithfuls" meeting once or twice
a year to enable the association to retain some
semblance of "organization".
Dissatisfaction with these conditions became
manifest at the Annual Dinner held on 1st
November, 1935. Very real complaints that
graduates living outside Vancouver had no
real participation in the affairs of the association had been placed so forcibly before the Twenty-four
executive that a new provisional constitution
had been drawn up and was placed before
the meeting to that date. The provisional
constitution providing for a system of
branches linked together by an executive
council  was  adopted.
According to the constitution the executive
council must be elected at the annual meeting
of the association, at which each branch can
vote by proxy, according to its number of
paid-up members, provided that such proxies
are vouched for and lodged with the secretary before the meeting. This allows true
representation of all graduates, due to the
fact that each branch has equal voting
strength and is kept informed of the work
of the council.
At the annual meeting an executive council
was duly elected consisting of the following
President -    -    John   N.   Burnett
Vice-President  -    -    Dorothy  McRae
Honorary   Secretary   -   Milton  Owen
Records Secretary -  Beth Abernethy
Treasurer    -   -   -   -    Lex McKillop
Publications -    -    -    Helen Crawford
The  executive council has met on two occasions   to   date.    The   first   meeting  was   on
27th   December,   1935,   and  was  attended  by
representations    from   the   Vancouver,   Kimberley,   West   Kootenay,   Ocean   Falls,   New
Westminster and  Kamloops branches,  in addition to the members of the executive council.   At this time the  provisional  constitution
was  reconsidered  and  approved,  and  further
plans were laid for reorganization.   The  second meeting was held on 29th February, 1936,
for the purpose of considering the slates submitted   by   the   branches   in   preparation   for
the   Senate   elections.    At   this   meeting   the
Vancouver, New Westminster and Kimberley
branches were represented in addition to the
regular executive.
The executive, then, armed with the constitution and with the instructions of the annual
meeting, has had before it one purpose,
namely, the organization of branches. There
is now no excuse for graduates living out of
Vancouver to say that they can have no contact, or that Alumni resident in Vancouver
have too great a part in the work of the
association. The provisional constitution still
has rough spots which will have to be
smoothed out before this new organization
can be fully effective, but we feel that
we have the most ertective means of ensuring
the existence of the association, and we are
proud of the eighteen branches formed in the
last seven months.
THE New Westminster branch of the
Alumni came into being as the result
of a few telephone calls in December, 1935,
by which a small group was assembled. The
place of meeting was the Exhibition Office,
procured through the influence of the Mac-
Kenzie clan—Maisie, Margaret and Cameron
all being active in the early organization of
the branch.
"Blythe Eagles asked me to 'phone you",
the chosen few were told. "He's going to
explain the branch idea to us". New Westminster is proud of Dr. Blythe Eagles, and
his fellow-citizen-alumni turned out willingly to hear what he had to say.
There were about a dozen graduates at
that first meeting, representative of several
years and by no means all known to each
other. The number of strange faces in even
so small a group was convincing evidence
that something should be done to bring
University of British Columbia graduates
The branch organization, as outlined by
Dr. Eagles and Milton Owen, won instant
approval. Many of those present confessed
themselves to be completely out of touch
with college affairs, but very willing to help
to "strengthen the voice of the alumni" in
solving university problems of the future.
A larger meeting was planned, notices of
which were sent to all graduates in the city
and district, and a nominating committee
was appointed. Over two dozen interested
alumni responded to the call, and this branch
was formed: "One of the most enthusiastic
in the province", according to late advice.
Dr. Eagles was again in the chair, and an
able guest speaker was J. N. Burnett, who
pointed out the urgent need for reorganization in the alumni association.
Officers were elected as follows :
Honorary    President:    F.    W.    Howay,
LL.B., LL.D., F.R.S.C.
President: J. R. Fournier, B.A.Sc. '22.
Vice-President: Janet K. Gilley, B.A. '20.
Secretary: G. R. McQuarrie, B.A. "28.
Records   Secretary:   Maisie   MacKenzie,
B.A. '23.
Treasurer: Dave Turner, B.S.A. '33.
Two dinner meetings have been held by
the branch since its organization, the first
with an attendance of 25, the second, a guest
night, with nearly 50. The larger gathering
was addressed by Dean Buchanan, and
among the guests were Mrs. Buchanan,
Judge F. W. Howay, and Mr. and Mrs. R. L.
The more energetic members of the local
branch are at present busy on New Westminster's $1000 Union Building objective.
The others are waiting for the next meeting.
They are not merely waiting, however, but
are anticipating that event with pleasure,
and are determined to keep alive their
re-awakened interest in their Alma Mater.
THE Ottawa Branch of the University of
British Columbia Alumni Association held
its   annual   meeting   in   the   Chateau   Laurier GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
Grill on December 11, 1935. When the coffee
stage of the dinner arrived, the chairman,
Dr. H. C. Gunning, gave a brief address
before presenting the financial statement for
1935. It read: "Receipts zero, expenditures
zero, balance zero". He then dealt with other
outstanding business and the election of officers with such celerity that the proceedings
smacked of conspiracy. Dr. W. E. ("Bill")
Graham and Dr. H. C. Horwood were elected
president and secretary by acclamation and
the meeting progressed to the more interesting
things of the evening.
Dr. J. D. MacLean, former Premier and
Minister of Education for British Columbia,
introduced the speaker of the evening, the
Hon. Dr. G. M. Weir, Provincial Secretary
and Minister of Education for British Columbia, with a brief but interesting outline of
Dr Weir's career. After he explained how
Dr. Weir had sailed his ship "from the placid
seas of education to the stormy oceans of
political life", he called upon his "brilliant
successor". Dr. Weir paid a fitting tribute to
Dr. MacLean's work in British Columbia,
outlined the fortunes of the University for the
past few years, and made very encouraging
predictions for the future. The meeting felt
that with Dr. Weir at the helm, the University
affairs are in the hands of a master and that
his predictions will soon be accomplished
facts. He went ahead to show how University of British Columbia graduates have cut
niches for themselves, not only in the professional field, but also in various governmental capacities where their training has
made them invaluable cogs in the machinery
of public service. As their abilities are
recognized in the United States as well as in
Canada, the people of British Columbia should
be grateful indeed that these graduates prefer
to work in their native land when opportunities in wider and more remunerative fields
are  afforded.
Dr. Weir spoke in glowing terms of the
Faculty and said that the success attained by
their students indicated the ability of the
professors to impart something in addition to
mere knowledge. In closing his excellent and
most interesting address he strongly urged the
University graduates to take greater interest
in governmental and political life and to lend
their talents to the solution of present-day
Dr. Weir's talk met with the British Columbia burst of applause and enthusiasm that
it so richly merited.
Professor W. A. Carrothers, who was visiting in Ottawa, thanked Dr. Weir on behalf of
the Alumni and made a few well chosen
remarks in support of his suggestions. After
adjournment everyone took the opportunity
of meeting Drs. Weir and Carrothers personally. They expressed their appreciation of
their presence at the meeting and asked them
to tender their best wishes to University of
British  Columbia when they returned.
The meeting was attended by thirty graduates with their wives, husbands, or escorts.
HAVE you heard from Maybelle lately?"
I heard one graduate ask another.
"Oh, yes. She is being married, you know",
was the answer.
"Maybelle, too. I never hear from the West
without hearing that someone has been married. I don't suppose it would be the same
For months conversations like this have
engrossed University of British Columbia
Alumni when they have met in Toronto.
Whether they had anything to do with the
choice of the play that was the highlight of
the 21st Anniversary Party is hard to say. It
was an evening when the most was made of
the now time-esteemed attachments of campus
days that reached back to '21 and down the
years to '35.
The party was a reception at the Rosedale
home of Mrs. N. E. W. Michener (Nora
Willis '21), whose husband is the newly
appointed secretary of the Canadian Rhodes
Scholarship Association.
Primary attention was given to the Brock
Memorial Fund, which the Eastern Alumni
are eager to support. It was especially encour-
againg to have a wire of greeting from the
home group, even though its dominant note
was "business in order". The meeting appreciated "the call" and expects to answer freely,
in the spirit of the occasion.
At this point, time and space were dispensed
with and the Players' Club transported the
scene to "East of Eden", explaining that
though eastern existence permitted them but
one practice, the Players' Club would rise to
any occasion with colours flying. Thereupon
Cain (David Wodlinger '28) and his wife, in
the course of the play christened Jenny, for
Genesis, (Hope Leeming Salmond) with the
assistance of Eve (Sheila Tisdall '32) and
Adam (Dr. Tommy Taylor), endeavoured to
explain how the third generation had come
about. The matter was not made entirely
clear though a great many enlightening suggestions were given upon such primary matters as "diet" for Adam, tact of the new Eve,
and the care and nourishment of children.
For the rest of the evening it is only necessary to say that acquaintances were renewed
as fellow classmen appeared from Science,
Arts and Commerce, and new contacts were
found through Library, School, Teaching,
Public Health, Medicine, Law, Social Science,
and the aforementioned matrimony. Such
variety of interest and occupation would have
carried us far, even although we had still not
one "attachment preferred", our own affection
for the University of British Columbia.
The Executive  for the year has been:
Honorary President: Dr. Dal Grauer.
President: Arthur Bagnall.
Secretary-Treasurer: Eleanor Killam. Twenty-six
THE East Kootenay Branch was formed
when a number of former students were
gathered at the third annual reunion banquet
held at Kimberley, November 29, 1935. The
reunion was attended by former students,
graduates or otherwise, and their wives or
husbands, making a total of forty. A dance,
to which former students of any university
were invited, followed the banquet.
The reunion was indeed successful, both in
the matter of bringing old friends together,
and in bringing Varsity a little bit to the
front. Weather conditions, unfortunately,
prevented people, other than residents of
Kimberley and Cranbrook, from attending, but
in future we hope to overcome this by having
the banquet a month or so earlier.
The East Kootenay branch comprises Cranbrook, Crcston, Fernie, Kimberley, Yahk, and
the general surrounding district; a rather
large territory, which makes good organization very difficult.
Murray Garden is our branch president, and
Pete Fowler is secretary-treasurer. Cranbrook, Creston and Fernie are represented on
the Executive by Nancy Miles, Olive Nor-
grove and Angus McPhee, respectively.
At Kimberley, the Alumni Association has
been handling the University Extension Lectures, and we have had four very pleasant
meetings here.
*We are pleased to report that graduates
resident at Kimberley are 100 per cent paid up
members of the Alumni Association for 1936,
and we have three life members.
"Editor's Remarks : All other branches
please note.
AN organization dinner meeting of the
University of British Columbia Alumni
of Kamloops was held on February 1. The
guests of honour were Dr. G. G. Sedgewick
rnd His Honour Judge T. D. Swanson. The
former spoke on the efforts being made by
the students to construct the new Students'
Union Building in memory of the late Dean
and Mrs. Brock. Mr. Gerry McKee gave a
report of the last meeting of the Alumni
Association held in Vancouver and outlined
the aims and purpose of a local body. As a
result of the meeting, a local Alumni Branch
was formed with the following Executive:
President, Miss M. Lillian Reid (Arts '22) ;
Secretary, F. Henry Johnson (Arts '32) ;
Treasurer, Don Sutherland (Ag. '30).
The Executive, during the past weeks, has
been concentrating on the task of raising
funds for the Brock Memorial.
The following is a list of the members of
the Kamloops Branch:
English. J. F. K., M.A., 1933; Principal,
Kamloops High School.
English, Mrs. T. F. K. (nee Ada E. Lang-
dale), Arts '24.
Binns. Mrs. E. (nee Agnes Eillen), Arts '24.
Burton, Mrs. A. (nee Agnes Ure),, Arts '21.
Galloway, Miss Jean, Arts '35.
Harman,   Miss   Eileen,  Arts  '24,   Kamloops
High School staff.
Harrison,   Miss   Ruth,   Arts   '21,   Kamloops
High School staff.
Homfray, Miss Geraldine Edith, Sc. '31.
Howard,   J.   Desmond,   Arts   '32,   Kamloops
High School staff.
Jackson, W. Allin, Arts '28, Kamloops High
School staff.
Johnson, F. Henry, Arts '32, Kamloops High
School staff.
Kay, Wm, Arts '29, Kamloops High School
Kay, Mrs. Wm. (nee Lily Dobson) Arts'29.
Morse,  John  J.,  Arts  '34,   Kamloops   High
School staff.
Murray,   Miss   Muriel,   Arts   '32,   Kamloops
High School staff.
McDiarmid,   Mrs.   H.   S.   (nee   Muriel   H.
Costley) Arts '19.
McKee,   R.   Gerald,   Sc.   '24,   District  Forester's Office.
Potter,   Frank,   Arts   '26,   Kamloops   High
School staff.
Reid, Miss Gertrude K., Arts '19, Kamloops
High School staff.
Reid,   Miss  M.  Lillian,  Arts  '22,  Kamloops
High School staff.
Stevenson,   Alan   M.,   Arts   '28,   Kamloops
High School staff.
Sutherland,   Don.,   Ag.   '30,   District   Agriculturist.
Ternan,   C.   H.,   ("Gee")    Sc.   '24,   District
Forester's Office.
MILTON Owen maintains that there is
still some spirit left. John Dean (Science
'34) left Reno Gold Mines at Salmo, B. C,
at 4 p.m. on December 26th and, after travelling some 560 miles over country roads such
as only British Columbia knows, he arrived in
Vancouver exactly 24 hours later. And the
reason for such a herculean effort—the Christmas dance at the Commodore, which took
place on the night of December 27th.
When such a report as this reaches the ears
of the Executive, we begin to dream glorious
dreams of the future enthusiasm of the
Number in:
Vancouver    ------ 1943
Other parts of British Columbia 974
Other parts of Canada   -      -     - 159
United States of America    -      - 168
British  Isles      ----- 26
Australia      ------ 2
India     ------- 2
Africa      ------- ^
France    ------- 2
South America    ----- 4
China     ------- 8
Japan      -------10
Other countries        - 3
Number deceased   ----- 48
Number whose address is unknown 242
Total     ------- 3598 GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
For the information of the Alumni Association, and for the encouragement of other
possible branches, we are printing the list of
branches formed this year. The names of the
president and honorary-secretary of each
branch are included, so that Alumni resident
in these districts and not yet members of
their branch may know with whom they
should get in touch.
1. Vancouver:
President—Tommy  Ellis.
Secretary—Dr.  H. R.  L.  Davis, 4105
W. 10th Avenue.
2. New Westminster:
President—Bob Fournier.
Secretary—G. R. McQuarrie, 713 Columbia St., New Westminister, B.C.
3. Toronto:
President—Arthur Bagnall.
Secretary—Eleanor  Killam,  52 Prince
Arthur Ave., Toronto, Ont.
4. Montreal:
Islay Johnston, 3515 Shuter St., Montreal, P. Q.
5. Okanagan:
President—R. Spilsbury.
Secretary—T. M. Chalmers, Box 108,
Kelowna, B. C.
6. West Kootenay:
President—R. Lowe.
Secretary—Miller   Mason,   Box   1637,
Trail, B.C.
7. East Kootenay:
President—Murray Garden.
Secretary—Hedley   Fowler,   Box  289,
Kimberley, B. C.
8. Ocean Falls:
Cam.  Duncan,  Box 66,  Ocean  Falls,
9. Kamloops:
President—Lillian Reid.
Secretary—F.   H.   Johnson,   635   St.
Paul's St., Kamloops, B. C.
10.   Ottawa:
President—Dr. W. E. Graham.
Secretary—Dr.  H.  C.   Horwood,  414
Victoria  Museum,  Ottawa, Ont.
11. Victoria:
Elizabeth   P.   Smith,  2753   Cavendish
Avenue, Victoria, B. C.
12. Barkerville:
Kenneth Campbell.
13. Nanaimo:
Jean Stewart.
14. Prince Rupert:
W. W. C. O'Neill.
15. North Vancouver:
W.  R.  McDougall, North Vancouver
High  School,  N.  Vancouver,  B. C.
16. Abbotsford:
J.  R.  McKee,   Box 230,  Abbotsford,
17. Powell River:
Henry   Anderson,    Box   259,   Powell
River, B.C.
18. Chilliwack:
The Rev. Max Humphrey, St. John's
Vicarage,  Sardis,  B. C.
WHEN the editor of The Ubyssey was a
woman ?
When the Society of Thoth presented their
first Egyptienne Ballet?
The shoe-shining parlour erected by the
freshmen of Arts '27?
The Auditorium minus seats, the library
minus tables, the locker rooms minus lockers
and the common rooms minus everything?
When Hen No. 6 made front page news in
the Vancouver daily newspapers ?
Gus Madele/s "bags" floating at the top of
the Science Building's flagpole?
The tree-planting ceremony in '29 when the
tree to be planted was forgotten?
The class draws that were "cooked"?
The good old days when Victoria was
The impressing hats and shirts of the
Science men?
That once upon a time the Alumni Association possessed enough wealth to donate $500
to the equipment fund of the gymnasium?
THIS year's programme has been reminiscent of University days, consisting, as
it did of a group of one-act plays in January,
which included "The Luck Piece", "Below
Par", and "The Spinsters of Lushe". The last
named was chosen as the entry for the Drama
Festival in which it was awarded 70 per cent
—a high rating.
In spite of a lack of "dramatic enterprise",
the play was a credit to the club, and
afforded a contrast to "Waiting for Lefty".
Mrs. Clegg, the director, is a friend of many
years' standing of the club, and her charm
and enthusiasm were largely responsible for
the success of the play.
Next year the club has decided to enter
the Drama Festival with its best foot forward. In anticipation of this, the advisory
board is already reading plays with the hope
that it will be able to make concrete suggestions to the incoming executive so that
there will be no delay in proceeding with
their plans next fall.
Meanwhile, a play to be given during
Home-coming week is under rehearsal, and,
as it was written for those who live near
the Danube, and adapted by P. G. Wode-
house, our public can be assured of life, love,
and laughter, when "By Candle-light" appears in the University Auditorium on May
5th. Twenty-eight
Mrs. Gordon Letson is to play the leading role, and will be supported by Bill
Buckingham, who needs no introduction to
Little Theatre or University audiences; Bill
Haggerty, a man of science, who made a
name in "Once in a Lifetime", and an excellent supporting cast. Members of the
Alumni are urged to make a point of attending and obtaining their tickets early.
The Alumni Players' Club is making serious plans to arrange for quarters which
will obviate the long trek out to the University for rehearsals. It is also hoped that as
soon as the club membership permits, private
performances for members and friends will
be staged of plays possessing dramatic
interest. Private performances could also
be utilized for the production of plays written by members, who hesitate to permit the
general public to see their first efforts.
It is hoped that ere long we shall be able
to stage a play written by a member for
the Drama Festival. Players' Club members
—"Tuum Est".
THE Graduate Letters Club will begin its
fifth year in the autumn of 1936.
Founded by some graduates of the University
Letters Club, it has developed along slightly
different lines from the older and more
serious undergraduate group. The meetings
are usually devoted to very informal discussions of various literary topics of contemporary interest, — discussions which are
launched by a paper or a talk by one of the
members. As a pleasant innovation, the final
gathering of the past season was entertained
by the excellent production of a one-act play
and the dramatic reading of a longer play.
All graduates of the Letters Club are welcome as members of the Graduate Letters
Club, and in addition a limited number of
associate members are elected each year. The
president for the season 1936-37 is Mr. John
Oliver, and the secretary, Mrs. Elsie Davies.
IN the second year of its existence the
Graduate Historical Society feels that it
is ably fulfilling its dual purpose; that of
providing a gathering place for graduates
in History and also endowing a prize for
the most meritorious student in the graduating class in History.
In this, the jubilee year of the University
and of the City of Vancouver, the society
chose as its topic "Vancouver's Fifty Years".
The papers have been the result of original
research on the part of those members of
the society who have presented them. Those
who have contributed to this part of the
society's  programme  include:
Mr.   Kenneth   A.   Waites,   B.A.  —   Early
Settlements  on  Burrard  Inlet.
Miss   Eleanor  B.   Mercer,   B.A.—The   Fire
and the Coming of the Railway.
Miss   Audrey    Reid,   B.A.—Vancouver   at
the Turn of the Century.
Mr.  Francis  C. Hardwick,  M.A.—Vancouver Before the War.
Miss   L.   Gwendolyn   Armstrong,   B.A.—
Vancouver in War Time.
Miss Alice Keenleyside. M.A,; Miss Helen
R.   Boutilier,   M.A.;   Mr.   Jack   Conway,
B.A.;  Mr.  Arthur Johnson,  B.A.—Postwar  Development  of  Vancouver.
Major   J.    S.    Matthews,   City   Archivist,
was  guest   speaker   at  the   March   meeting,
and  illustrated  his  address  by  slides  showing scenes of early Vancouver.
The Annual Dinner was held in the Hotel
Georgia on Saturday, April 4, with His
Honour, Judge F. W. Howay, as special
speaker, in keeping with the general topic
for the year, Judge Howay chose as his
subject: 'History in Vancouver's Streets'.
The meeting was presided over by the
president, Mr. K. A. Waites, and the speaker
was introduced by the honorary president,
Mr. R. L. Reid, K.C. One of the most interesting features of the programme was
the Roll Call, conducted by Dr. W. N. Sage.
Early days at McGill College and of University of British Columbia at Fairview
were recalled by those who responded for
their  respective  years.
Plans tor the meetings for 1936-1937 are
not definite, but many suggestions have
been made regarding suitable topics for discussion. Next year the society will return
to a broader field, and those who prefer
greater scope for discussion than that offered
by the Vancouver subject, will find an outlet
for their energies.
The executive for the year 1935-1936 included :
Honorary President: Mr. R. L. Reid, K.C.
Faculty   Representative:   Dr.  W.  N.   Sage,
Ph.D., F. R. Hist. S.
President: Mr. K. A. Waites, B.A.  (1930).
Vice-President:    Mr.    A.    Johnson,    B.A.
Recording Secretary: Miss M. A. Ormsby,
M.A.   (1929).
Corresponding Secretary: Miss H. R. Boutilier, M.A.  (1931).
Treasurer:  Mr.  C.  J.  Oates,  M.A.   (1931).
ALTHOUGH the Social Service graduates
are distinctly in the minority amongst
University of British Columbia graduates
the Social Service Alumni Club is an active,
well attended organization to which practically every graduate of the course, resident
in Vancouver, belongs. The club was organized a year ago to fill two needs, namely, to
further professional interests among the
members, and to work for the betterment
of the course and the students at the University of British Columbia. GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
To date 44 have received Social Service
diplomas, of whom all but eight were University graduates. Of these 44, seven are
married, two are employed in other social
work, two are unemployed, and the remaining 33 are employed in Social Service work
of various kinds. These 33 are employed as
follows: Six in family agencies, nine in
children's agencies, one in the day nursery
association, one in the Social Service
Exchange, one in the John Howard Society,
two in the Hospital Social Service, two in
the Provincial Welfare Service, three in the
Y. W. C. A., and the remainder are employed
outside the province.
Last year most of our time was devoted
to discussing the course as we, the original
students, knew it, and drawing up proposals
for changes which, from our practical experience, we felt were needed. A draft of
these changes was presented to those in
charge of the course last spring and many
of the suggestions have already been
accepted and put into use. This year the
discussion has been continued to a lesser
degree and during the spring of this year
a new project has been taken, namely, a
refresher course in psychology for the members. This has taken the form of discussions
which have been led by Dr. Wyman Pilcher,
who has kindly taken an interest in the
The social activities of the club have
centred around our desire to know the
students and make a link between professional social work and the student body.
Last year two teas were given by the club
and during the present year a most successful party was held for the students.
THE Alumni.Studio Club was originally
the Pianists' Club, a campus organization. This club died out at Varsity, but the
original members reorganized. After reorganization the membership included vocalists and instrumentalists, and the name was
changed to the Alumni Studio Club. The
present membership numbers about twelve
people  who  are  exceedingly enthusiastic.
We have very interesting programmes,
always finished by lively discussion, which
one  member  must  be  prepared to lead.
Our meetings are held on the evening of
the third Sunday of each month; the members taking it in turn to be host or hostess,
as the case may be. Any solo performer
from the University Musical Society is cordially invited to join these interesting
The executive for the year 1935-36 is as
President: James Pollock.
Vice-President: Magdalene Barton.
Secretary-Treasurer: Flo. Foellmer, 2734
Dunbar  St., Vancouver,  B. C.
THE following are the plans drawn up
by  the  "Home-coming"   Committee  for
the week of May 4th to May 7th:
Monday, May 4th—President's Reception to
the graduating class.
Tuesday, May 5th—Class Day (afternoon) ;
Alumni Play in the University Auditorium (evening).
Wednesday, May oth—Special Congregation
for the granting of Honorary Degrees,
followed by official reception to guests
of honour, special guests and Alumni
Thursday, May 7th—General Congregation,
followed by tea given by Alumni Association in honour of the graduates
(afternoon) ; Convocation dinner in the
Hotel Vancouver  (evening).
THE  members  of the Alumni Association
extend their heartiest congratulations to
the following, who were elected to serve on
Senate for the next three years:
Chancellor :
R.   E.   McKechnie,   Esq.,   C.B.E.,   M.D.,
CM.,    LL.D.,   F.A.C.S.,   F.R.C.S.    (by
Harry T. Logan, Esq., M.C., M.A.
Garnett  Gladwin  Sedgewick,  Esq.,  B.A.,
Sherwood Lett, Esq., M.C., B.A.
Miss Mary Louise Bollert, M.A., A.M.
His   Honour   Frederic   William   Howay,
LL.B., LL.D., F.R.S.C.
Arthur Edward Lord, Esq., B.A.
Miss Annie B. Jamieson, B.A.
Paul   A.   Boving,   Esq.,   Cand.Ph.,   Cand.
John Craig Oliver, Esq., B.A., B.A.Sc.
Mrs. Evelyn Fenwick Farris, M.A. LL.D.
Miss Isobel Harvey, M.A.
The  Most   Rev.  Adam Urias  dePencier,
M.A., D.D.
Sydney Anderson, Esq., B.A.Sc.
Arnold Alexander Webster, Esq., M.A.
His Honour John Donald Swanson, B.A.
NEWS of this year is scarce owing to
the well-known aversion of Sc. '33 to
writing due, we understand, to the difficulty
of combining this art with that of beer
drinking. The class seems to be well scattered and working hard at their various
professions. We point with pride to the
record of the Civils, ever a dauntless band,
four of the eleven have marched bravely to
the altar. The Geologists and Chemists, so
far the only entries in the Grand Matrimonial Sweepstakes, have a mere three
benedicts to their credit in spite of their
well-known "caf" haunting proclivities. The Thirty
remaining professions, the dark horses, are
still  clustered  round  the  starter.
The following is the latest dope we have
on our members. If anyone considers the
write-up actionable, just try to collect!
ABRAHAM, F. j.: Whereabouts and activities unknown—information welcome.
ALLEN, G. S.: Letting light into the dark
minds of budding foresters—Instructor at
University of  British Columbia.
BARDSLEY, J. H.. Last heard of as a
chemist at Powell River.
BROOKES, N. F.: Working as mine foreman or engineer at some mine in the Trail
BROWN, B. S.: B C. Nickel, Choate, B.C.,
assistant to the resident engineer, and
engaged in living down the ignominy of a
year in Geology.
CAMPBELL, H. D.: Another dark horse;
location and occupation unknown.
CARRE, S. N.: Electrician Island Mountain Mine, Wells, B. C.; spare-time occupation, rolling down the mountain in a car.
CARSWELL, E. R.: Chemist with the
Home Oil Co. in Vancouver.
COWAN, S. G.: Still looping the loop with
the  R. CA. F.
CREIGHTON, G.: Suspected of selling
bonds  in the  City of Vancouver.
CUMMINGS, J. M.: One of the benedicts
and instructing at University of British Columbia in the art of remembering those
dofunnies with the unpronouncable, unspell-
able names.
CURRIE, J. M.: Assayer at Trail.
DEANE, R.. Last heard of working in
the  Mechanical Department  at  Trail.
DONALDSON, J.: Engaged in general
engineering  work  at   the  B.R.X.   gold  mine.
ELLET, A. S.: Still working in Vancouver, we believe.
ELLISON, R.: In the Assay Office at
FOWLER, H. S.: Back at Sudbury, Ont.,
for awhile and now working at  Kimberley.
FRATTINGER, P. A.: We don't know
what Pete's doing; however, we noticed his
name in the column "Seen at the Spanish
Grill", so we presume that he is flourishing.
FREEDMAN, H. C.: Activities at present
HODNETT, L.: Working with the National  Research Council at Ottawa.
HEDLEY, J. B.: Operating with the West
Kootenay Power & Light at South Slocan.
INOUYE, K.: Returned to Japan over a
year ago.
IRVING, R.: The chemists' nominee in
the big race—location and occupation unknown.
JACOBS, J. K.: Engaged in boosting the
lumber  industry around Vancouver.
JOHNSTON, J. R.: Last heard of on a
mine proposition around Chu Chua, B. C.
LADNER, F. E.: Lured by lucre he deserted Civil for mining with the B. C. Nickel
at Choate, B.C.
LOGGIE, J. M.: Our grapevine broke
down here and we are devoid of information.
McCONNELL, N. E.: Latest Civil to join
the Blessed, he also annexed a nice job with
the Dominion Geological Survey and is in
Ottawa at present.
McRAE, W.: We understand that he is
still in California showing Millikan how it's
MATHEWS, J. D.: Another retiring fellow about whom we have no news—believed
to be in Vancouver.
MIARD, T. H.: Assistant resident engineer on the construction of the Big Bend
Highway between social visits to "dude"
MITCHELL, R. F.: Somewhere around
Rossland, B. C.
MOOREHEAD, H.: At Port Alice in the
pulp and paper business.
MOUAT, T. W.: After taking 5th year
Mechanical at U.B.C. he disappeared from
our ken.
NIXON, F. G.: No news.
PIKE, A. E.: Mine superintendent or
something at  Monashee  Mines.
RADER, L. T.: Down in California, according to Dame  Rumor.
REEVE, D. D.: Testing pulp at Port
Alice, B.C.
RICHMOND, R. H.: Superintendent of
bleaching process at Port Alice.
RIGBY, C. P.: Back in Merrie England,
according to our ticker tape.
ROGERS, J. V.: Main squeeze in the
Churchill River Power Co., Island Falls,
Sask.—claims he does civil engineering on
the  side-—these naive Electricals !
SANDERSON, A. B.: Blasted his way to
fame via the "I will" route and when last
heard of was building the new Marine
Building in Victoria.
SAUNDERS, A. J.: Remains as consulting and insulting engineer to the Sidney
Roofing Co., Victoria.
SHAYLER, S. V.: Laying out the town-
site of Wells, B. C, and turning cars over
on dizzy mountain slopes. Heard a rumour
that you are married, Stan; please check
and advise as we are worried.
SOUTHEY, V. J.: Last heard of at
SPARKS, W. H.: One of the old stagers
in this marriage game; present whereabouts
SMITH, C. H.: Also believed to be holding a lucrative position in Ottawa with the
Geological Survey. When last definitely
heard from was indulging in accusations of
graft on the part of ye editor, occasioned
by the request for 25c in our last publication.
SMITH, W. B.: May still be with the
National Research Council at Ottawa.
SMITH, J. Y.: Another married man—
we seem to have lost track of J. Y. GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
THORNE, H. L.: Somewhere, but where
we don't know.
TREGIDA, A. C.: Instructing at U.B.C.
—last seen in the Hall of Science, Victoria,
September, 1935.
TULL, H.: Another lost soul.
VERNER, E. A.: Our ranking benedict
and father of two husky infants—still with
the B. C. Nickel at Choate, B. C.
WEBSTER, A.: Removed from the mad
delights of Victoria and now assistant engineer  i/c   Project   128,  Walhachin,  B. C.
REX BROWN, Sc. '27, research chemist
for the Imperial Oil Co., is now stationed
on the field at Talara, Peru. There he
astounds the natives with his fluency, and
finds time for baseball and polo before retiring to the "Madhouse".
Two other research chemists, BILL
'26, are successfully establishing a new industry in Vancouver, the Western Chemical
Industries, Ltd. Their products, derived from
pilchard oil, range from crude oils used for
paints; Pilchardene, rapidly becoming popular with poultrymen and fox-farmers, to
Thallatol, a clear golden oil so full of vitamins that cod-liver oil hides its scented
loveliness in shame.
BEA SUTTON, '33, who performed so
well on the track and the hockey field, is
in an office at Ocean  Falls.
BILL KAY, '29, and LILY DOBSON, '29,
were married last summer and have made
their home in Kamloops, where Bill is on
the high school staff.
MARGIE GREIG, '28, is now- Mrs. G.
Hunter Candlish and resides at Pioneer
Mine. One of her neighbors is RUTH MCDONALD, '31, who finds skiing a pleasant
relaxation after a busy day in school.
BERT PETRIE, '28, after post-graduate
work at Ann Arbor, Mich., is back in his
old haunts, the Dominion Astronomical Observatory at Victoria.
S. C. BARRY, B.S.A., '23, is assistant
chief of the Poultry Division, Department
of Agriculture, Ottawa.
W. C. CAMERON, B.S.A., '25, of the
Dairy and Cold Storage Branch, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, married
Dorothy Goode of Edmonton in August,
DR. C. E. CAIRNES, B.A., '16; B.S.,
Washington, '17; M.A. and Ph.D. Princeton, '21 and '22, is geologist with the Bureau
of Economic Geology in Ottawa. Except
for three or four summers he has worked
in British Columbia every field season since
W. BRIAN DINGLE, B.A.Sc, '34, is with
the Topographical Division of the Bureau of
Economic Geology in Ottawa. He married
Mabel Fennel of New Westminster in June
DR. C. S. EVANS, B.A.Sc, '24; Ph.D.,
Princeton,   is   associate   geologist   with   the
Bureau of Economic Geology in Ottawa. He
married Jean Graham in 1928 and has a son
(1931) and a daughter (1935).
Iowa State, '28, is animal husbandman at the
Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa. He is
married and has two children.
ALAN GILL, B.A., '24, is a chemist with
the National  Research Council, Ottawa.
MARGARET S. GILL, B.A., '19, is Librarian at the National Research Council,
DR. W. E. GRAHAM, B.A.Sc, '23; M.A.
Sc, '25; M.A. and Ph.D. Toronto, is associate research chemist with the National
Research Council, Ottawa. He is married
and has two daughters.
DR. H. C. GUNNING, B.A.Sc, "23; S.M.
and Ph.D. Mass. Inst. Tech., is associate
geologist with the Bureau of Economic
Geology, Ottawa. He is married and is the
proud father of a son who was born in
the  summer  of  1935.
H. S. GUTTERIDGE, B.S.A, '25, is
poultry husbandman at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa.
Bowes) B.A, '21, is married, lives in Ottawa,
and has three children.
H. R. HARE is with the Economics
Branch of the Department of Agriculture,
T. C. HOLMES, B.A.Sc, '32, married
Irene Ramage, B.A, '33, in October, 1935.
After living in Ottawa until the New Year
they moved to Chicago, where T. C. is on
the trail of a Ph.D. in Geology. He worked
for the Bureau of Economic Geology during
the summer and fall of 1935.
L. E. HODNETT is with the National
Research Council, Ottawa.
DR. H. C. HORWOOD, B.A.Sc, '30; M.
Sc. Queens, '31; Ph.D. Mass Inst. Tech,
'34, has been with the Bureau of Economic
Geology since November, 1934. He worked
in British Columbia during the summer of
1935 and managed to spend a short time in
Vancouver. Is now with the Ontario Department of Mines.
DR. L. E. HOWLETT is with the National Research Council in Ottawa.
F. B. JOHNSTON is with the Chemistry
Division, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa.
J. R. JOHNSTON, B.A.Sc, '33; M.A.Sc,
'34, is working for the Bureau of Economic
Geology in Ottawa. He spent the summer
of 1935 in the Yukon.
DR. M. S. HEDLEY, B.A.Sc, '30; Ph. D.
Wisconsin, '34, is with the Bureau of Economic Geology in Ottawa. He worked in
British Columbia during the summer of
DR. G. A. LEDINGHAM is with the National  Research  Council,  Ottawa.
DR. E. J. LEES, B.A.Sc, '27; Ph.D. Toronto, '31, is with the Bureau of Economic
Geology   in  Ottawa.    He   married   Kathleen Thirty-two
M. Ralph, B.A, '28, in October, 1935, after
returning from a summer's work in the
A. G. LARSON, B.A.Sc, '27; M.A.Sc, '35,
is with the Topographical Division of the
Bureau of Economic Geology, Ottawa.
A. H. LeNEVEU, B.A, '23, is with the
Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Ottawa.
N. E. McCONNELL, B.A.Sc, '33, married
Shelagh Tait, B.A, '33, in October, 1935.
They are living in Ottawa where Norm, is
working for the Topographical Division of
the Bureau of Economic Geology.
is plant pathologist of the Botany Division at
th- Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa.
DR. G. W. H. NORMAN, B.A.Sc, '26;
Ph.D. Princeton, is associate geologist with
the Bureau of Economic Geology in Ottawa.
He married Laura McDougall of Ottawa in
1931  and  has  two daughters.
MRS. F. H. PETO is in Ottawa where her
husband works for the National Research
A. E. RICHARDS, B.S.A, '23, is at Syracuse getting his Doctor's degree this winter
but is expected back in the spring. He was
with the Economics Branch, Department of
Agriculture, Ottawa.
DR. PI. M. A. RICE, B.A.Sc, '23; M.A.Sc,
'31 ; Ph.D. Cal. Inst. Tech, '34, is married
and working for the Bureau of Economic
Geology in Ottawa. He worked in the Cranbrook district, British Columbia, during the
summer of 1935.
DR. ALFRED RIVE, B.A., '21; Ph.D.
is in Europe this winter. He was with the
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa.
N. A. ROBERTSON, B.A, '23, is with the
Department of External Affairs in Ottawa.
DR. F. H. SANDERS is assitant to the
Director of Physics at the National Research   Council,  Ottawa.   He   is  married.
DR. D. F. STEDMAN is with the National   Research  Council,  Ottawa.
C. H. SMITH, B.A.Sc, '33, is with the
Topographical Division of the Bureau of
Economic Geology, Ottawa. He worked in
the Yukon during the  summer of  1935.
DR. C. H. STOCKWELL, B.A.Sc, '24;
Ph.D. Wisconsin, '29, married Betty Johnson, B.A, '30, of the Dominion Bureau of
Statistics in June, 1935. He is associate
geologist with the Bureau of Economic
Geology in Ottawa.
ROSS TOLMIE is assistant to Fraser
Elliot of the Income Tax Department, Ottawa.
P. N. VROOM, B.S.A, '26, is with the
Entomological Branch of the Department of
Agriculture, Ottawa.
H. E. WALSH, B.A, '16, is with the
Radio Branch of the Department of Marine
and Fisheries, Ottawa.
H. A. S. WEST, B.A.Sc, '34, is with the
Topographical Division of Bureau of Economic  Geology, Ottawa.   He worked in the
Babine Lake district during the summer of
A. S. WHITELEY, B.A, '28; M.A. Pittsburgh, is married to Marion Swanson, B.A,
'28, and is with the Dominion Bureau of
Statistics in Ottawa.
J. J. WOODS, B.S.A, '23; M.S.A. '32, of
the Experimental F'arm Branch, Agassiz, B. C,
visited the Ottawa Branch of the U. B. C.
Alumni Association in December, 1935, and
attended the annual meetings.
STEVENSON IAN, B.A, '27, has recently
joined the Ottawa colony, in the Auditor-
General's office.
1924; took History honours; L.Th., '31.
Went to Christ Church Cathedral as
Curate after Ordination, from there to Ceylon, where he is now in charge of a church.
Married—has a son.
REV. D. P. WATNEY, B.A. (U.B.C) '25
L.Th, '27; B.A. (Cambridge, England) '31
B.D. (A.T. C.) '34; first winner of A.T. C
post-graduate scholarship to Cambridge
came back to College Faculty in 1931, acting
Dean-in-residence  since.
'32;    L.Th,    '34.     Ordained    deacon,    1934;
priest, 1935.    Now at St. * 's Church,
Edgerton, Alberta.
REV. S. W. SEMPLE, B.A. (U.B.C) '32;
L.Th,  '34;  ordained deacon,  '34;  priest,  '35.
Now  at  St.  * 's  Church,  Beaver
Lodge, Alberta.
'33, with Philosophy honours; L.Th, '34.
Ordained deacon, '34. priest, '35. Now rector
of St. John's Church, Maple Ridge. Married, with two children.
'33, with History honours; L.Th, '35. Ordained   deacon,   '35. Now Incum-
'33, with honours in Classics; L.Th, '35.
Ordained deacon, '34; priest, '35. After
graduation was assistant priest at St. Paul's
Church, Vancouver; now Vicar of St. John's
Church,  Sardis, B. C.
REV. G. W. LANG, B.A. (U.B.C.) '33;
L.Th, '35. Ordained deacon, '35 ; priest, '36.
After graduation went as Curate to St.
Stephen's  Church,  Calgary.
♦Editor's   Note:   Further   information   welcome.
SHADES of the Math Club in its musical
heigh-day! JEAN FISHER is now on
the staff of Mount Royal College in Ca-
gary; RALPH JAMES is with the University of California, has married a graduate
from the south and is living in Berkeley;
RALPH HULL is at the University of
Chicago, and is another of the group to
marry; BERT POOLE has been applying
"Cal  Tech"  technique  to  students  in   Prince GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
Rupert during the past year; GRANT
MORRISON is principal of the Port Co-
quitlam High School. GWEN HUMPHREYS is at Mt. Scholastica College,
Atchison, Kansas; BETH POLLOCK is
busy mixing maths with statistics; BERT
and EVA WEBBER are established in
Philadelphia, and to them goes the honour
of inaugurating the second generation of
musical mathematicians; DAVE MURDOCH is at the University of Toronto.
No mention of this group would be complete without reference to our fellow workers, the physicists—ELMER ANDERSON
is at the University of California; KENNETH MORE is at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Boston; and
ALLAN YOUNG has just been awarded a
fellowship   in   physiology  at   Rochester.
IVAN NIVEN, B.A, 34, is the winner of
a $600 graduate fellowship in Mathematics
from the University of Chicago. The award
bears special distinction, as it is usually
awarded only to students who have spent a
year or two at Chicago. He has served as
assistant in the University of British Columbia Mathematics Department during the
past two years.
WEBBER, each won American National
Research Fellowships upon receiving the
Ph.D. degree—a record unequalled by any
other  Canadian university.
LIONEL STEVENSON, B.A, '22, is now
Professor of English and head of the department at Arizona State Teachers' College. Has spent the past two years in
England, doing research in English at Oxford, where the degree of B. Litt. ('35) was
conferred. Has written a book, a biography
of Lady Morgan, an Irish writer, traveller
and political agitator of the early nineteenth
century, entitled "The Wild Irish Girl". This
is his "third volume of prose, the others being "Appraisals of Canadian Literature",
and "Darwin Among the Poets". Has also
published two chap books of verse.
'25 (Toronto) ; Ph.D., '27, is now on the
staff of the Vancouver Public Health Institute for Diseases of the Chest. During the
past few- years has been teaching and doing
research work at the University of California medical school. Received the degree
of M.D, '33 (Toronto) and has been on the
staff of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital,
and the Vancouver General Hospital, where
he has been Sr. Resident Physician. Is now
practicing internal medicine at the Medical-
Dental Building, Vancouver.
B.C.), is now principal at Port Coquitlam.
Has been a mathematics instructor at Columbian College and then principal of Parks-
ville High School.
J. NORTON WILSON, B.A, '34, has been
awarded  a  teaching  assistantship  in  special
research at the California Institute of Technology. Will receive his degree of M.A.
(U.b.C.) this year for his research in colloidal chemistry.
GEORGE M. VOLKOFF, B.A, '34, has
received a teaching assistantship at the University of California in Berkeley. He will
continue his studies towards a Ph.D. degree
in theoretical physics. During the past two
years he has been working toward his M.A.
degree under a Carnegie Foundation grant
lor independent research.
and WILLIAM. JONES have left for Capetown, where they will start their geological
survey studies.
KATHLEEN WALKER, '30, was married
in Seattle to Mr. Augusto Goday, vice-consul for Cuba.
married to Mr. H. E. Nelems and is now
residing in Rand, South Africa.
was married to Mr. Fred Newcombe.
DOROTHY BROWN, B.A, '27, was married to Mr. Bert Tupper, B.A, '27.
THELMA MAHON, B.A, 'JO (now Mrs.
George Cornwall), is residing at Wells, B.C.
ISABEL BESCOBY is now head of the
correspondence school, Department of Education, Victoria.
MARY DOOLEY, B.A, '32, was married
to Mr. Kenneth Campbell and is now living
in Barkerville.
JESSIE EWART, B.A, '32, is bookkeeping in Princeton.
RUTH McCULLOCH, B.A, '32, is stenographer to Dr. Katz at the Summerland
.experimental Station.
MARY FALLIS, B.A, '32, is teaching in
DOUGLAS FRASER is teaching in
Osoyoos. He is married to Dorothy Johnson and they have one son.
PAT HARVEY is living and working in
JEAN LANG is  teaching at Olalla.
ART McCULLOCH is studying law in
FRASER McKAY is now Mrs. Fred Weir
and is  living at Nelson.
HELEN McEACHERN is teaching at
EVELYN McGILL is teaching at the
Rossland High  School.
BETTY SLEDGE is living in Victoria,
taking advanced violin, and is also teaching.
FRANK SNOWSELL is married and is
teaching near  Kelowrna.
CLAIRE LOOMER is married to Lucy
Didoff and has one daughter. He is teaching
in Penticton.
BILL WHIMSTER is ranching, amid
several other occupations,  in  Penticton.
MAN are with the H. R. MacMillan Co. in
MARY WATTS,  B.A, '29,  is  married to Thirty-four
Mr.  Paul Maslin and is living at the Kuling
American School, Kuling Kiangsi, China.
HARLEY HATFIELD is married to
Edith Tisdall (Nursing, '29) and has one
son. They are  living in  Penticton.
MAUDE HUTSON (now Mrs. T. B. Lott)
is provincial welfare visitor for Penticton
and district. Her husband is in the Summer-
land Experimental Station.
IRENE RAMAGE is married to Mr. Ter-
rance Holmes and is living in Ottawa.
MARION MILES is the school nurse at
and CHARLIE STRACHAN are all working in the Summerland Experimental Station.
JACK BICKERTON has an assistantship
at Cornell.
JEAN FANNIN is doing library work in
JEAN McGOUGAN is now Mrs. C. Gad-
des and is living in Kelowna.
J. B. McGREGOR is teaching in Penticton Junior High School.
BILL LUCAS is teaching at  Princeton.
RENE HARRIS (now Mrs. C. Burtch)
has one daughter and is living in Penticton.
JOHN McLEAN is teaching at Oliver and
is  married to  Miss Doris  Burtch.
MARY DARNBOROUGH is married to
Mr. Roden Irving and is living at Chu Chua.
HARRY WELLS are teaching in Penticton.
McAFFEE are working in the Vancouver
Public Library.
MARGARET MOSCROP is married to
Nicholas Solly and they are ranching at
Oliver. Nick is still winning badminton cups
in the valley.
MARGARET WRIGHT is a stenographer
at  Toronto University.
DOROTHY MARY WALKER is studying music  at  the  Toronto Conservatory.
JACK MacDONALD is working for the
West Kootenay Power Co. in  Penticton.
IRVING SMITH is married to Miss Irene
Rigney in Vancouver.
CHERRIE CAMPBELL is teaching in
Stewart, B. C.
ART CREELMAN is married to Miss
Ursula Thom in North Vancouver.
to Prof. R. Hidy at Norton, Mass, where
thev both lecture at Wheaton College.
where he is doing excellent work in history.
Gomer Jones of Trail, B. C.
RALPH THOMAS is married and is
teaching in Vancouver.
(now Mrs. G. Edgar) is living in West
Vancouver with her two sons.
Elliott)  live  in West Vancouver and have a
ERIC BROOKS is married to Miss E.
Milledge and is teaching.
ERIC NORTH is married to Miss Margaret Nichols.
MARION MacDONALD is married to
Mr. Raymond K. Johnston.
ELEANOR DYER, B.A, '29; M.A, '31, is
married to Dr. Graydon Ford and is living
in Eastern United States.
EDYTHE MeCOLL, B.A, '30, is nursing
at the Toronto General Hospital.
MARNIE McKEE is nursing at the
Montreal General Hospital.
Telford) are living in Santa Barbara.
DR. and MRS. H. F. ANGUS and son,
Michael, are leaving for England during the
KATHLEEN BAIRD, B.A, '28, is married
to Professor Manley of Columbia University, New York.
OTTO GILL, '27, is working in the Den-
tonia Mines, Greenwood, B. C
"BEN" K. FARRAR, '27, is chemist at
the C. M. & S. Co, Trail.
MARY LAMONT, '27, is teaching at the
Trail High School.
EDMUND McINNIS, '28, is trucking at
Ymir, B.C.
MR. and MRS. J. F. MEAGHER are
living at Nelson.
BLAIR DIXON, '29, is teaching at the
Nakusp High School.
DON McLEAN, '29, is teaching at Nelson.
TIM STANLEY is foundry metallurgist
at Trail.
BARBARA LANG, '29, is teaching at the
Slocan High School.
JAMES CRASTER, '30, is working at the
C. M. & S.  Co, Trail.
DR. CHAS. H. WRIGHT, '17, is doing
chemical research in the Chemical Division
of the C. M. & S. Co. He is also honorary
president of the West Kootenay Alumni
HAROLD WATTS, '20, is doing chemical
research in the Acids Division of C. M. & S.
Co, Trail.
R. G. ANDERSON, '21, is assistant purchasing agent of the C. M. & S. Co, Trail.
JOHN MELVILLE, '21, is doing research
with the C. M. & S. Co, Trail.
HAROLD DOYLE, '22, is assistant superintendent  of  the  Smoke  Department,  Trail.
Atherton)  '22, is living at Trail.
B. P. SUTHERLAND, '25, is at Rossland.
O. NIEDERMAN, '25, is teaching at the
Trail High School.
residing at Trail.
J. "DAD" HARTLEY, '27, is assistant
superintendent of Electrolytic Zinc Department of C. M. & S. Co, Trail.
JOSEPH ALBO, '26, is teaching at the
Rossland High School. GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
R. H. LOWE, '31, is teaching at the Trail
High School.
DAISIE CHRISTIE, '29, is now Mrs. Art
Lee  and is  living at Trail.
WILFRED LEE, '32, is a fruit inspector
at Bonnington, B. C.
ST. JOHN MADELEY, '33, is in the general office of the C. M. & S. Co, Trail.
JOHN HEDLEY, '33, is with the West
Kootenay  Power and Light Co.
MILLER MASON, '33, is a law student
with R. J. G. Richards, Trail.
'34, are in the Assay Office of the C. M. & S.
RICHARD DEAN, '33, is with the CM.
& S. Co, in the Department of Zinc Plant
JEAN   EMERSON,   '33,   is   in   the   general
office of the C. M.&S. Co.
WORKMAN, '30, are at New Denver.
BASIL HUNT, '30, is working at the lead
smelter of the C. M. & S. Co.
EILEEN WINCH, '30, are at Rossland.
BETTY JOHNSON, '31, is dietitian at the
Kootenav Lake General Hospital.
MAVIS HOLLOWAY, '31, is teaching at
the Trail High School.
H. LYLE JESTLEY, '31, is with the
Legal Department of the C. M. & S. Co,
BARRIE HARFORD, '31, is at Grand
Forks, B.C.
JEAN BUTORAC, '31, is teaching at the
Annable Public School, Trail, B. C.
JEAN WATERFIELD, '30, is at Nakusp,
DOUGLAS McMYNN, '34, is with the
Canadian General Electric Co, Peters-
borough, Ont.
DEN, '34, are with the Electric Shop, Trail,
LLOYD WILLIAMS, '32, is working in
the Research Department of the C. M. & S.
JACK D. MITCHELL, '34, is in the
Drafting Office of the C. M. & S. Co.
DOROTHY WILLIAMS, '34, is teaching
at the Trail Central School.
JIMMY BARDSLEY, '35, is working at
the  Smoke  Plant,  Rossland,  B. C.
WILLIAM CAMERON, '27, is principal
at  the Trail  Central School.
BELLE McGAULAY, '30, is teaching at
Nelson,  B. C.
'34, and BESSIE MacKENZIE, '32, are at
Nelson, B. C.
LES GAWSNER, '35, is a law student
with  Brown & Dawson,  Nelson,  B. C.
R. MORRISON. '28. is a rectifier operator of the C. M. & S.  Co
JOHN DEAN, '33, is a mercury arc rectifier operator of the C. M. & S. Co.
DERECK TYE, '33, is imparting knowledge to students at the Nelson High School.
JAMES PIKE, '33, is working at the
Bayonne  Mine, near Nelson,  B. C.
with the Department of Psycho-Therapy,
State Hospital for Mental Diseases, Howard, R.I.
is with the Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine
Co, San Diego, Cal.
B.S.A, '27, is with Ellerman's Arracan Rice
and Trading Co, Rangoon, India.
CECILIA LONG, '32, is assistant advertising manager of the ''About Town"
There are several University of British
Columbia graduates  in  the   Hong  Kong  and
South China territory. MRS. ALISON
WOOSTER was there for some time but
has left. Mrs. Wooster was Alison King,
Arts '26.
GAUNDRY PHILLIPS, B.A, '27, is teaching in the Ying Wah College, Kowloon,
and has with him his wife, who was Miss
Mollie Ricketts, B.A, '29.
ISABEL HENDERSON, Arts '29, is public health nurse with the Hong Kong Civil
KENNETH NOBLE is in the Department of Trade and Commerce, Gloucester
Bldg, Hong Kong.
Mildred is one struggling to inculcate
knowledge into the adolescent minds of
Kimberley high school pupils.
CRIBB, REGINALD E, Arts '21; Theology '26. Rev. Cribb took over the United
Church here after spending some years at
Dawson and Creston. He married Annie
Moody of Arts '22, and has three children.
He is chairman of the United Church Kootenay  Presbytery.
is applying higher education to the art of
teaching public school.
FOWLER, HEDLEY S, Sec. '33. Pete is
one of the surveyors at the Consolidated
Mining & Smelting Company's Sullivan
mine. Besides surveying, in summer he
climbs "mountings" goes on parties, and in
winter he doesn't  climb  "mountings".
GARDEN, MURRAY E, Com. '32, Chapman Camp, B. C. Murray is endeavoring to
evolve a working system for keeping accounts in the C. M. & S. Co.'s general store.
He is engaged to Miss Margaret  Michaely.
GIEGERICH, HENRY C, Sec '24. Henry
is manager of CM.&S. operations at Consolidated Chibougamau Goldfields, Oske-
taneo, Quebec.
GIEGERICH, Mrs. H. C, Arts '19.   Cath- Thirty-six
erine   is   living  at   Kimberley   with   her   three
children, ana plans to join Henry at Chi-
bougamau this summer. She will be missed
at Kimberley.
GlECEKiCH, JOSEPH R, Sc. '23. Joe
is assistant superintendent in charge of
stope filling at the Sullivan mine, if his
hockey team doesn't win the Allan Cup, he
may be out of a job next winter.
GREENE, R. K. W, Sc. '35, Chapman
Camp, B. C Bob is the mechanical designer
and draughtsman at the C. M. & S. Sullivan
mill. He spends his spare time climbing
"mountings" with Pete Fowler, and leading
Pete  astray on parties.
JURE, ALBERT E, Sc. '24. Bert is chief
geologist for C M. & S. Co. and spends
much of his time travelling and examining
mining properties  all over Canada.
KIER, JEANNIE M, Arts '22. Jean is
another striving to guide \-outh to knowledge  and  higher  education.
LEVIRS, FRANKLIN 0. P, Arts ;22.
Frank is principal of the Kimberley High
School, and, being a historian, takes great
delight in teaching chemistry and allied subjects.
LEVIRS, MRS. F. O. P, Arts '29. Mar-
jorie's chief interest, outside her newly-
built home, appears to be in the promotion
of  sports  among  students.
McKAY, MARGARET, Arts '34. Peggy
is back again after several years absence
from Kimberley. She seems to be the one
and only chief  teaching substitute  in  town.
McRAE, A. B, B.A. '29. Alida completes
the list of those who struggle feverishly to
advance  education.
THOMAS, MELVIN A, Sc '31. Mickey
is assistant to the head of the Electrical
Department at the Sullivan mine. In 1935
he married Eva Brown of Vancouver, and
is now the proud father of Melvin Howard.
"Tommy" is assistant superintendent of the
Sullivan mine. He has been whiling away
the winter so he can play golf again.
WESTON, DAVID, Arts '34, Chapman
Camp, B. C. Dave is doing chemical work
at the Sullivan concentrator.
"Jap" is safety engineer of the Sullivan
mine and is largely responsible for the excellent  record of few accidents.
JURE, ROY, Arts '33. Roy is an assistant
to Mr. Henry Giegerich at Consolidated
Chibougamau  Goldfields  in  Quebec.
LEECH, HUGH B, Ag. '33. Hugh is
scheduled to marry Frances Quail, Arts '33,
in  March, 1936.
"Mac" is in charge of exploration work in
Ontario for the Consolidated Mining &
Smelting Co, and has his headquarters at
305 Mackey Building, Sudbury, Ont. He is
taking a holiday trip south (probably to
West Indies) with his wife, son and
XORMAN, GEORGE H. C, Sc. '24, was
in 19j4 in charge of the electrical dust precipitation plant of the International Nickel
Co. at Copper Cliff, Ontario, and has done
some  research on dust control in mines.
THIS record of the Classes of '28 is intended to be informative if not amusing. It might, who knows, add to that
vague something we used to call "Class
Have the Classes of '28 been busy since
graduation? As individuals, yes, as you will
see in the personal columns, but, as classes,
perhaps not, although one social evening and
several summer beach parties were popularly acclaimed.
The Annual Home-coming of this year is
to be held in conjunction with a very special
programme to take place in the spring—
The Coming of Age Anniversary of the
University. Your executive is co-operating
with this plan and is contemplating some
social event, a dinner or dance. You will be
given due notice of arrangements.
The profession of teaching has claimed a
great many members of Arts '28. DON
ALLEN is at Port Hanev; BRUCE BARR
at Penticton; MARGARET ESTEY at
Quilchena; MARGARET GAMMIE at Kitsilano High School; ENID GIBBS at Grand-
view Commercial High School; PATRICIA
GWYER at Prince Rupert; EUGENE
CAMERON in North Burnaby; SYDNEY
CLARKE at Vancouver Technical School;
JULIET JOHNSON in Hollyburn ; ELIZABETH KENDALL at Tecumseh School;
BILL BROWN at South Vancouver High
EDITH LITCH is at Lord Kitchener
School; DORIS MANN in New Westminster. JOHN GOUGH, M.A, at Victoria
Normal School; JACK HARKNESS at
Burnaby South High School; ELVA MIL-
LEY in Vancouver; MARGARET KATH-
ERINE McDONALD in Port Haney;
Kamloops High School; MARY EVELYN
McQUEEN at Duncan, B. C.; GLADYS
Mc ALPINE at Langlev Prairie High
School; WILBERTH McBAIN in Vancouver; GORDON KELLY at Silverton, B.C.;
JOSEPH LANE is a teacher of Mathematics at Saanich; GRACE NICHOL is in
Vancouver. GERALD LEE is principal of
Squamish High School; ELSIE NORD-
BERG is at Matsqui; MARGARET
O'NEILL at Drumheller, Alberta; MARY
Princeton, B.C.; MARJORIE REID at
Revelstoke High School; NORMAN MacDONALD at Burnabv South High School. GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
JOHN McCHARLES at Cloverdale, B.C.;
JEAN SKELTON in University High
School; ANGUS McPHEE in Cranbrook;
School; GLADYS SWANSON at Mission
Science at Magee High School; GRACE
TAYLOR at Langley Prairie; ABNER
POOLE at Magee High School; WILLIAM
REID at Lord Byng High School; ALAN
WASHINGTON at Alexandra School;
WINDELL KNOTT, Ph.D., King Edward
Vancouver and DORIS WOODS at South
Vancouver High School. OLIVE HERITAGE is principal of the Vancouver Island
Girls' School in Victoria.
Many others have gone into university
work. ARTHUR BEATTY is with the
French Department at the University of
Idaho. RALPH JAMES, Ph.D., is a professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. FERDINAND MUNRO received his
Ph.D. at Montreal, was with the Saanich
Experimental Research, and is now with the
Department of Chemistry of the University
of Philadelphia. KALERVO OBERG is a
professor of Sociology at Chicago University. SAM SIMPSON is working on an
Economics fellowship in California.
BILL TAYLOR received a Ph.D. at the
University of California and is now with the
University of British Columbia. He is at
present engaged in a survey of political and
economic movements in America and Europe
under the Carnegie Foundation. JOHN
WILLIAMS received a Ph.D. at the University of California with a National Research  fellowship.
ROBERT WRIGHT was granted a Ph.D.
at McGill, and is professor of Chemistry
at the University of New Brunswick.
The legal profession has claimed its share.
ERNEST BULL is a lawyer with Farris,
Farris, Stultz and Bull; LAWRENCE BRY-
SON is in New Westminster; VERNON
SON is with Reid, Wallbridge and Gibson;
REID McLENNAN in Prince Rupert;
GEORGE McQUARRIE in New Westminster. JEAN TOLMIE in Vancouver;
HOWARD SUGARMAN in the Contract
Department of the Musical Publishing Co.
of New York; JOHN SWANSON with
Grossman, Holland, Co, Vancouver; and
DAVID WODLINGER also in Vancouver.
Some of the Twenty-Eighters are in
CARTER is a stenographer; DOROTHY
DE CEW is a Provincial Government
stenographer at the Vancouver Court
House; MARY FRITH, a stenographer in
a law office at Powell River; DOROTHY
McDONALD in a Vancouver law office;
SCOUSE are also stenographers, the last-
named being with the B. C. Electric Co. in
The financial business is represented by
BILL BRIDE, stocks and bonds; LAWRENCE BUCKLEY, who is with D. H.
Hamilton Co, stock brokers; CLAYTON
DELBRIDGE, also stocks and bonds; DONALD KERLIN, bond-trader with A. E.
Ames and Co, and BILL THOMPSON,
with Pemberton and Son.
PHIL ELLIOTT is an insurance agent
with the Mutual Life Co. DON McGUIGAN
is in the real estate and insurance business.
ALAN CRAWFORD is with the New
England Fish Co. HELEN LAMB is in the
office of the Lamb Lumber Co. DON FARRIS, after graduating at Harvard, is now
managing director of Turner's Dairy.
CHARLES GOULD is with the Powell
River Pulp and Paper Co. JACK HEELIS
is with the B. C. Telephone Co.
HARLEY HATFIELD is a government
contractor at Penticton. BERT JAGGER is
with the Canadian General Electric Co. at
Peterborough, Ontario. GRACE MCLAUGHLIN is a collector in the B. C. Telephone Co. RUTH ALICIA NEILL took her
M.A. and is now with the Imperial Oil Co.
BEVERLY PATRICK is with the Standard
Brown Bros, in Victoria.
Government services have claimed several
members of the class. LES BROWN is
junior trade commissioner in London, England, after serving a period of duty in
Mexico. HAROLD CAMPBELL is a school
inspector. VIVIENNE HUDSON is a technician in the B. C. Provincial Laboratories.
WILFRED DONLEY is engaged in research work with the Federal Reserve Bank
in San Francisco. MURIEL MacKAY is
with the Provincial Government in Victoria,
B. C, and is co-author of a new French
JACK KASK is with the Fisheries Commission, after taking a course at the University of Washington. RUSSELL LOGIE
gained a Ph.D. at New York and is now
with the Water Survey of the State of Connecticut, with part time at Yale University.
KENNETH NOBLE is junior trade commissioner in Flong Kong. ROBERT PET-
RIE gained a Ph.D. and is now with the
Dominion Observatory  in Victoria,  B. C.
ALFREDA THOMPSON is the other coauthor of the new French text-book mentioned above, written for the Provincial
Department of Education, and is now working on a second part. FREDERICK
HENRY SANDERS is a Ph.D., and assistant in the National Research Laboratories,
Ottawa. DUNCAN TODD is an officer in
the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. ALBERT WHITELEY is with the Department of Statistics in Ottawa.
Among the future John Ridingtons of
this   country   are   HERMENIA   MARION Thirty-eight
LYONS, a librarian in Washington; BEATRICE MARY RUTTAN with the Public
Library, Victoria, B.C.; DOROTHY SALISBURY with the Kitsilano Branch Library,
and EVELYN TUFTS, also with the Kitsilano Branch.
Arts '28 has made several gifts to Medicine. MARGARET CRAIG is studying occupational therapy in Toronto; HEATHER
KILPATRICK is a nurse at Youbou, B.C.,
medical student at McGill University.
AUDREY ROBINSON is nurse in the office
of Dr. Sanders, Vancouver, B. C.
JACK McMILLAN graduated in Medicine
at McGill and is now senior interne at Vancouver General Hospital. DOUGLAS TELFORD received his M.D. at the University
of Toronto, was a resident surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital and is now a practising physician  and surgeon.
Social Service claims GEORGE DAVIDSON, who gained a Ph.D. at Harvard, and
has been appointed director of the Vancouver Welfare Association. ETHELWYN
PATERSON took a post-graduate Social
Science course at University of British Columbia and is now secretary of the John
is active in child welfare.
Several members are making their names
in Music. HELEN BURTON has gained
her A.T.CM. and is music teacher at Columbia College, New Westminster. VIV-
IENNE HUDSON is achieving fame as a
concert soprano. MRS. J. A. C. HARK-
NESS (Esther McGill) is a L.M.C.C, graduating from McGill in Music in 1930. MARY
and is studying the piano.
RICHARD YERBURGH is now a minister in Victoria; WILLIAM BLANKEN-
BACK is a chemist at the Vancouver Sugar
Refinery; JOHN CURRIE has a service
station in Walla Walla, Wash.; FLORA
HURST has won a travelling scholarship,
and is now in Moscow, U.S.S.R, engaged
in research in collective farming. FRANK
FOURNIER is a geologist at Bulolo Mines,
British New Guinea. MRS. KORNOSOFF
(Gwen Musgrave) is with a Tutoral School
in Vancouver.
Having dealt with what everybody is
doing, we now come to that absorbing topic,
vital statistics.
Among the proud parents with one child
are: Mrs. A. P. CROKER (Flora Burritt),
Mr. and Mrs. LES BROWN (Ruth Fraser,
Arts '26), Mr. and Mrs. DONALD FARRIS
(Shirley   Fraser),  Mrs.   (name  please)
(Verna Lucas, Ph.D.), Mr. and Mrs. HAR-
LEY HATFIELD (Toddy Tisdale), Mr. and
Mrs. IAN McKAY (Lorna Murphy), Mr.
and Mrs. JAMES POLLOCK (Ruth Mac-
Donald), Mr. and Mrs. WIDNELL KNOTT,
Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD EDGETT (Myrtle
Spencer), Mr. and Mrs. ROBERTSON
NOBLE (Gladys Harvey), Mr. and Mrs.
JOHN WILLIAMS (Verna Martin), and
Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT WRIGHT (Joan
Still prouder parents, with two children,
are: Dr. and Mrs. KENNETH CAPLE
(Beatrix Clegg), Mr. and Mrs. FRANK
MAHER (Mona Graham), Mr. and Mrs.
DOUGLAS WELCH (Dorothy Hipperson),
Mr. and Mrs. IAN CAMERON (Dorothy
Kennedy), Mr. and Mrs. FRED NEW-
COMBE (Lorine Vosper), and Mr. and Mrs.
PETER PRICE (Jean Wilson).
Among other Twenty-Eighters who are
married are Mrs. JOHN MANLEY (Kathleen Baird), TOM BURNETT, ETHEL
GIVINS (Anita Corllette), BILL BRIDE
(to Nora Homes), LES BROOKS (to Ethel
Elliott,    Nursing    '31),     Mrs.    KENNETH
MOFFATT   (Pauline   Gardiner),   Mrs.	
(name  please)   (Margaret  Greig).
ERNEST BULL (to Margaret Gardner),
Mrs. WILLIAM BLACK (Nora Haddock),
Mrs. ALLAN JONES (Gertrude Hillas),
(to Ruth Henderson, Arts '31), CLAYTON
(Mary Lane), HOWARD EATON (to Catherine Ireland), Mrs. KENNETH SALMOND
(Hope Leeming), FRANK FOURNIER (to
Jean MacDiarmid), Arts '32), JOHN
(Jean Matheson), Mrs. (new name, please),
(Priscilla Matheson), JACK HARKNESS
(to Esther McGill), BERT JAGGER (to
Betty Guernsey), Mrs. BENNIE WILLIAMS  (Helen Northey).
(to Marion Roberts), Mrs (name please)..
(Muriel Amelia Robertson), NORMAN
MacDONALD (to Evelyn McDougall), Mrs.
FARLANE (to Nancy Carter), KENNETH
NOBLE (to Jessie MacPhail), KALERVO
Swanson), Mrs. BEATON (Isobel Douglass), JAMES E. BROWN, BILL BROWN.
Mrs. BOB BROOKS (Annie Taylor),
GAUNDRY PHILLIPS, Mrs. (name please)
(Hester Thompson), FREDERICK HENRY
Weaver), Mrs. KENNETH CREER (Helen
Members of the class have wandered far
and wide. Mrs. E. E. TRENT (Kathleen
Allen) is in Toronto, Mrs. JOHN MANLEY
(Kay Baird) in New York, TOM BARNETT
in Montreal, ETHEL BERRY in Abbots-
ford, Mrs. A. P. CROKER (Flora Burritt)
in West Vancouver, HAROLD BLACKETT
in   West   Vancouver,   EMMA   COLES   at GRADUATE CHRONICLE—MAY, 1936
North Bend, B.C., Mrs. BEATON (Isobel
Douglass) in Montreal, JAMES BROWN
in Revelstoke, Mrs. KENNETH MOFFATT
(Pauline Gardner) in Victoria, Mrs. FRANK
MAHER (Mona Graham) in Nelson, MARGARET GREIG in the Okanagan, Mrs.
ALLAN JONES (Gertrude Hillas) in West
Vancouver, Mrs. HARRIS (Ruth Hornsby)
in Prince Rupert, MIRIAM SHIRLEY
LOWE in Sidney, B. C.
HELEN MATHESON has been in London and Paris. After visiting Vancouver
this summer, she has returned to Sweden.
B. C. Mrs. JAMES POLLOCK (Ruth Mac-
Donald) is living in Victoria. Mr. and Mrs.
ROBERT MORRISON (Marion Roberts)
are in  Peterborough, Ont.
present travelling in Switzerland, on a world
tour. Mr. and Mrs. BOB BROOKS (Annie
Taylor) are living in New Westminster.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. HEMMING (Alice
Weaver) resides in London, England, and
paid a visit to Vancouver last  spring.
GUY WADDINGTON lives in Pasadena,
California. Mrs. KENNETH CAPLE (Beatrice Clegg) has her home in Summerland,
B.C. Mrs. H. A. ROBERTSON (Irene
Bamber). teacher of elocution in Vancouver.
No information is available concerning
(Helen White).
DOUGLAS BELL, after completing a
course in chemical engineering at University of British Columbia is employed by
the Standard Oil Company to design service
stations in Vancouver. LIONEL CRAWFORD is married, and with the Bell Telephone Co. in Montreal. JOHN DANIEL
DUNCAN is with the General Electric in
JOHN FARRINGTON is married, and is
now a geologist in Rhodesia. SWANSTON
JACK, and is residing at Premier, B. C.
gained his Ph.D. at Harvard.
CARL GUSTAFSON is engaged in citv
is with the Westinghouse Corporation in
Hamilton. HUGH JOHN HODGINS, who
married Heggie Hillas, is with the Department of Forestry in Victoria, B. C. ALLAN
JOHN JONES was married to Gertrude
Hillas   last   year   and   is   now   in   Victoria.
GORDON LOGAN took a post-graduate
course in Toronto and is now with the
Dominion Bridge Co.   JOSEPH  MARIN is
married and is in civil engineering at the
State University, Rutgers, N. Y. WILF
MORRIS is a graduate of the B. C. Bible
School and is in business. JAMES MALCOLM McKAY is studying mining engineering.
HECTOR McQUARRIE is in the Hydro-
graphic Survey Service, at Victoria, B. C.
GERALD NEWMARCH met with a fatal
accident in Montreal while working with
the Bell Telephone Co. ARTHUR FRED
REES is married and is chief chemist with
the Home Oil Co.
JAMES SINCLAIR, Rhodes Scholar, was
granted a Ph.D. by Princeton University.
ALAN STEWARDSON is at Princeton
University. WILLIAM GREGG THOMSON is in the Assay Office, Bralorne, B. C.
BERT TUPPER, who is with the B.C.
Telephone  Co, was  recently  married.
No information is available concerning
CHARLES RICHARD ASHER is general manager, Fertilizer Unit, Western
Division, Canadian Industries Limited. ROY
FREDERICK BERLET is a teacher in
is with the Imperial Oil Co. WILLIAM
CHARLES BROWN is partner in Brown
Bros. Ltd.
ALLAN HAROLD EDEN is a farmer in
the Peace River district, married, with one
child. KENNETH MOFFATT married Vic
Gardiner and is now in Vernon, B. C, with
the Beatty Washing Machine Company.
DOUGLAS McINTYRE is doing contracting work in Vancouver. CAMERON Mac-
KENZIE is living in New Westminster.
GRACE NOBLE is secretary of the Hatzic
Agricultural Society.
KEITH THORNLOE, who as Professor
of Dairying at the University of Manitoba
won distinction by inventing a new cheese,
is now with a Philadelphia dairy plant.
Harvey) now lives in Rochester, Minn.
MABEL JOHNSTON is in the Public
Health Office,  North Vancouver.
Mrs. McLEOD (Flora McKechnie) is the
mother of two children, and is living at Victoria after some time in Winnipeg. Mrs.
DAVID BENCH (Annie Yates) is living in
West Vancouver.
Please report errors, interesting personals
and   recent   developments   about   yourselves
or    others,   to    the    executive,   in    care    of
Douglas Telford, 409 Birks  Building.
During the year 1935-36 many scholarships, fellowships and bursaries have been won by graduates of the University.   The following
list does not include awards which have been made in the University of British Columbia.
In many cases these scholarships and fellowships carry with them free tuition or exemption from fees in addition to their monetary value.
Total  value  of   scholarships,   fellowships and bursaries won by our graduates in other universities and institutes since the first
awards were made in 1917, $511,014.
Armstrong, John E Fellowship      $400
Bell, Alan... National Research Council Bursary and 450
Research  Fellowship         150
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