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  No second-guesser he. He calls the plays for his thriving
business all week — including Monday mornings.
He's cool and experienced. In the ebb and flow of business
competition, he knows how to make the most of his resources. When the situation calls for a specialist, he knows
the right man to call on.
In financial situations, he turns immediately to his Bank of
Montreal manager. He knows the B of M will carry the ball
for him as it has been doing for businesses in Canada for
almost 150 years.
Isn't this the kind of backing your business deserves? A call
to your nearest branch will put a B of M financial specialist
on your team.
Bank of Montreal
Lowia Owiaoa...Sp<wx6tkfi. Ujoua Our cover this issue
shows a corner of
the Japanese garden.
The photographer is
Mr. McTaggart Cowan (no hyphen),
father of UBC's
Dean Ian McT. Cowan and SFU's President P. D. McTaggart-Cowan (with a
hyphen ). That's
right; please don't
shoot the printer,
B| he's doing the best
he  can.
Volume 19, No. 2 — Summer, 19G5
5 Editorial
6 Mass Training is not mass education
7 Hut Life is the life
9-18 Computers and the University
20 From President's Office to Bolivian Mission
22 Nicol on Professors
22 As others see us
23 3 U's Campaign
24-25 Annual Meeting
26 Alumnitems
28-29 News of the University
30 Alumni Association News
33 Up and Doing — news of alumni
This issue: Cover, McTaggart Cowan
Staff photographer, John Tyrrell, Law I.
pp. 7 and 8, Berl McKinnon, Law I.
Cartoons, pp. 11, 12 and 16, Jeff Wall, Arts I.
Elizabeth B. Norcross, BA'56
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53 UBC Alumni Association
Board of Management
John B. Macdonald,
President of the University of British Columbia
Executive Committee
president—Roderick W. Macdonald, LLB'50.
past president: David M. Brousson, BASc'49.
first vice-president: John L. Gray, BSA'39.
second vice-president:  Mrs. K. M. Walley, BA'46.
third vice-president: Kenneth R. Martin, BCom'46.
treasurer: Donald McL. Anderson, BCom'48.
members-at-large (Terms expire 1966)—Vern Housez, BCom
'57; Ronald S. Nairne, BA'47, B'Arch'51; Kenneth Martin,
BCom'46; Mrs. John M. Lecky, BA'38; Arthur G. Woodland, BA'49. BSA'49. (Terms expire 1967)—Peter J. de
Vooght, LLB'51; George S. Cumming, BA'50, LLB'51;
Stan Evans, BA'41,  BEd'44; W. Richard Penn, BPE'49.
Degree Representatives
agriculture—Dr. Richard Stace-Smith, BSA'50.
applied science—David M. Carter, BASc'49.
architecture—Ray Toby, BArch'50.
arts—Mrs. B. M. Hoffmeister, BA'27.
commerce—Robert S. Sinclair, BCom'56.
education—Leonard P. Sampson, BEd'56, MEd'59.
forestry—V. Neil Desaulniers, BSF'54.
home economics—Mrs. G. M. Morrison, BHE'50.
law—Gordon Armstrong, LLB'59.
librarianship—Robert Harris, BLS'62.
medicine—Dr. Albert Cox, BA'50, MD'54.
nursing—Miss Joan Funk, BSN'60.
pharmacy—Gordon Hewitt, BA'41, BSP'50.
physical education—Gordon A. Olafson, BPE'62.
science—Miss Joan Arnold, BSc'63.
social work—Mrs. Douglas Fowler, BA'46, BSW'47.
Senate Representatives
The Hon. Mr. Justice Nathan T. Nemetz, BA'34.
Donovan F. Miller, BCom'47.
Franklin E. Walden, BCom'38.
Regional Representatives
central B.C.—Mrs. G. C. Kellett, BSC(Alta).
fraser valley—Norman Severide, BA'49, LLB '50.
okanagan mainline—Mrs. H. J. MacKay, BA'38.
Vancouver island—John R. Caldwell, BA'48, LLB'49.
Ex Officio Members
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53, director, U.B.C. Alumni
Kenneth G. McQuhae, BASc'65, 1965 graduating class president.
Byron H. Hender, AMS president.
Bob Cruise, LLB'67, Students' Council representative.
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association of the
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Business and edilorial offices: 252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C. Authorized as second class mail by the Post
Office Department, Ottawa, and for payment of postage in
The U.B.C. Alumni Chronicle is sent free of charge to
alumni donating to the annual giving programme and
3 Universities Capital Fund. Non-donors may receive the
magazine by paying a subscription of $3.00 a year.
Member American Alumni Council.
Stan Evans, BA'41, BEd'44, chairman
John L. Gray, BSA'39, past chairman
John Arnell
L. E. Barber, BA'37
Mrs. T. B. Boggs, BA'29
Mrs. J. J. Cvetkovich, BA'57
Ralph Daly
Allan Fotheringham, BA'54
Cecil Hacker, BA'33
Himie Koshevoy, '32
Frank P. Levirs, BA'26, MA'31
J. A. (Jock) Lundie, BA'24
Gordon A. Thorn, BCom'56, MBA(Md) i
R. W. Macdonald, President,
Alumni Association
As part of the necessary homework for this year's
responsibilities I have reviewed the President's pages
appearing in the Chronicle since the Spring of 1962. They
provide an interesting record of the activity of the Alumni
Bill Gibson's call for increased federal aid, particularly
at the graduate level, remains unresolved:
Frank Walden's forthright demand for new solutions to
new educational problems; his mirror for grads, pointing
out not only the rights and privileges of university graduates but more particularly their corresponding responsibilities; his urgent plea for prompt implementation of the
Macdonald report:
Paul Plant's many challenges to graduates, particularly
in realization of the areas of responsibility in the university
family—administration, faculty, students, alumni and the
community at large; his demand for a positive five year
plan for UBC and his invitation to UBC grads to ensure
the success of the "Challenge of Growth":
Dave Brousson's determination to develop an awareness
and understanding throughout the community of the
problems of UBC in particular and of higher education in
general; his recognition that many grads today almost
inevitably but properly have the problem of divided loyalties between the past and present of their own Alma Mater
and a new and different university in their own region:
—all these questions are still to a greater or lesser degree
challenging the university.
What is singularly impressive in this review is the degree
of accomplishment that has been achieved in so many
fields of Alumni Association activities.
Whither now Alumni?
We are at a time of questioning. As the products of
UBC we have a continuing duty to review our participation
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in the University's affairs, participation by way of assistance
and not by way of interference.
Clearly we must continue and expand many of our
existing programs, particularly our student-alumni committee activities, our branches activities, our riding contact
program, our regional scholarship program (possibly with
the development of a geographical equalization grant?),
our new graduate fellowship program, Alumni Annual
Giving and the 3 UCF campaign, our efforts towards
increased Federal support of higher education. We must
continue to review the challenging problem of athletic
scholarships, the most meaningful nature of Homecoming,
the quality and content of the graduate Chronicle, to
name but a few of many areas.
The Alumni Association presently has committees engaged in four relatively new programs: (1) A Member of
Parliament day on campus patterned after our recent
successful MLA day and designed to inform our political
representatives in the federal field of the accomplishments
and needs of UBC. (2) An appropriate 50th anniversary
program for your Alumni Association's birthday in 1966.
(3) A 50th anniversary Alumni conference in 1966 in
conjunction with the extension department which will
seek to project British Columbia to 1976 (with some outstanding speakers and resource people). (4) A Great
Teacher's Award in recognition of outstanding teaching
accomplishment at UBC.
The Alumni readers of the UBC Chronicle are the
Association. It is expected that interested, constructive
criticism and suggestions in respect to the Association's
activities will be expressed. Our Association has a unique
quality in comparison with many alumni associations,
namely, a very wide range of interest and concern, far
beyond the conventional money-raising and social aspects
of an alumni association. To be meaningful our opinions
must be well informed, carefully considered and firmly
pursued. With the aid of a strong Board of Management
and of our many thousands of graduates, I will make
every effort to maintain the standards of my predecessors.
flxx/yy^cj^jJi Mass Training is not
Mass Education
The author of this article. Dr. John Frasei
Davidson, is Associate Professor of Botany at
the University of Nebraska and has been
guest lecturer for several summer courses at
Berkeley. He is the son of UBC's own Professor Emeritus John Davidson whose association with this university goes back to the
Fairview shacks era.
John F. Davidson, BA '37, MA '40, PhD '47
(U. ot Calif.)
What do we want for our children, training or education? They are two different processes which should
not be confused though both are required in the development of the mature adult.
Training, whether it be the training of a hunting dog,
military training, pilot training, or child training, is characterized by requiring a given response to a particular situation. Thus when the situation arises again, the response will
be almost automatic. In training, the responses are drilled
into the trainees by repetition.
Education, on the other hand, as the word implies, is a
drawing-out process. Here, there is no "correct" response to
a situation, but the student is encouraged to develop a response which is satisfying to himself. Hence there may be
several acceptable responses. The teacher may present ideas
to the student which disturb the student's satisfaction, and
thus lead to a different response.
The essence of education is the response of the student
to the teacher. From this starting point the teacher
may direct the attention to omitted details and force the
student into consideration of more complex situations.
Unlike training, where instruction comes from the trainer
and the response from the trainee, education involves a
continuing dialogue between teacher and student, with the
teacher drawing ideas and conclusions from the student,
and suggesting increasing complexities.
Education involves the thoughtful consideration of continually new situations, and the development of the ability
to cope with these. It involves the ability to think and to
communicate. Communication must be through the medium
of language, and this requires training.
Whether the language used be English, or the symbolic
language of mathematics, there are correct and incorrect
usages, and these must be learned through training. Hence
training in some fields must precede education. Thus it is
doubtful that one could be educated without being trained.
On the other hand, many receive a great deal of training
without ever having been exposed to education.
When we speak of a "Master Plan for Higher Education"
what do we mean? More years of schooling? To what
end? What are the objectives? Are we trying to prepare these
young people to answer questions when the answers are
already known, or are we trying to prepare them to cope
with future problems that are themselves unknown to us?
Are we really interested in education, or merely in training?
The success of the armed services in teaching through
films and other mechanical devices has opened a Pandora's
box of programmed learning. This, together with television,
has advanced the cause of mass learning.
But let us recognize this for what it is, mass training, not
mass education. A taped lecture repeats the same words,
with the same emphasis, and can demand the identical
response. This will produce the desired uniformity which is
the goal of training, if the members of the audience are
equally trainable.
Mass education, on the other hand, is impossible, at least
without masses of teachers. These teachers must be
aware that they are not merely trainers, but must strive
to continually develop the student to think for himself, and
to draw his own conclusions to his, the student's satisfaction. This cannot be done in classes that are so large as to
prevent full and complete discussion by each student on the
problems confronting him.
If it is education we want for our children, then we must
be prepared to foot the bill.
For the teacher the problem is, To what extent am I
attempting to educate my students, and to what extent am I
trying to train them? Do I know what each student thinks?
Am I expecting a correct response from each of them, or
am I trying to get them to develop a response which will
satisfy them?
There is probably not one correct solution, but several
acceptable answers. n
Mike Bolton, Arts IV
(Reprinted from The Ubyssey)
Behind brock hut-life is one segment of the campus few
students know about.
Last Thursday I set out to discover the who, why and
what of the various groups occupying these huts.
Some 400 students spend at least their lunch hour in the
hut every day. Hut activities are the central part of their
on-campus social life for most members.
Come fathers and mothers throughout the whole land,
And don't criticize what you don't understand.
These words from folk singer Bob Dylan reflect the attitude of the Folk Song Soc to the outside world.
The folk singers insist that they are ethnic but not beat.
They said ethnic includes chewing snuff and riding Hondas
but not singing about friendly dragons.
"Real folk singing must protest something," said Ellis
Pryce-Jones. He said the hut itself reeks of protest. Member
John Carver (Science II) wears a noose around his neck to
symbolize his continual protest against everything.
The Folk Song Soc hut is subdivided into a black-painted,
unlighted roof for singing and a whitewashed one for other
activities. I visited the white room first.
"In this room we do nothing but play bridge and neck,"
said one girl. She wasn't kidding for my intrusion did not
at all inhibit their activities.
The activity room is decorated with various manifestations of the club's more creative minds. One mural is a
communal effort consisting of a collection of beer labels
from past parties. / overleaf Hut Life - (from P. 7)
"The best thing about our hut is that
we can do anything here," said Pryce-
Jones. "Most of the people here are real
individuals, we have no conformists.
The hut hasn't got the sterile atmosphere of Brock," he said.
About 50 of the club's 150 members
are active and at least 25 come every
More than 100 students regularly go
to the Hillel house. Hillel is sponsored
for Jewish students by the B'nai B'rith
President Ron Appleton (Arts III)
feels the hut is necessary for Jewish
students to retain their cultural identity. "Some say they come here because
it's close to Brock but most of us come
to retain some bonds with our cultural
history," said Appleton. "We need
Jewish contacts because it doesn't look
as though anti-Semitism will ever completely disappear. We feel more at
home among Jewish people and Hillel
provides a good contact centre."
Most Hillel members have known
each other since childhood, have lived
in the same area and gone to the same
schools and synagogues. Many also belong to the Student Zionist Organization and the predominantly Jewish
Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Hillel is the largest hut and is comfortably furnished with a library,
kitchen, ping-pong table, study room
and lounge.
Some   students   spend   12   or   more
hours a day in the hut, even cooking
dinner there. The doors open seven
days a week at 8:30 a.m. and close
when the last student leaves.
Jazz Soc competes with Folk Song
Soc for the honour of having the highest proportion of neurotic membership,
according to a member. About 30 members turn up daily at the Jazz Soc hut.
Sitting on the floor and listening to
their kind of music in the Jazz Soc pad
is the most integral part of the members' campus social life. Members said
Jazz Soc was only now getting back
to normal after thwarting an invasion
by frosh rock 'n rollers.
Several other clubs also meet in the
hut mall behind Brock.
About 30 members come regularly to
the Chinese Varsity hut. Another 20
frequent the Nisei Varsity hut. These
clubs serve social needs in the same
way as Hillel, most members simply
feel more at home with their own race.
The story at Jazz Soc and Folk Song
Soc is the same as at the Varsity Outdoor Club, Varsity Christian Fellowship, Aqua Soc, Sports Car Soc and
Sailing Soc.
The enthusiastic members of each
gather at the hut every day with those
who share the interest.
Most of these clubs feel they are
threatened with extinction by the Student Union Building. Hillel has a 25-
year lease on its building and is the
only club assured of a private meeting-
place in the future. The other huts may
be demolished for parking space.
SUB will likely provide one large
communal hall for all clubs.
AMS President Roger McAfee believes the fears of extinction are invalid. "Total garbage," said McAfee.
"How do all the other clubs exist without a private meeting-place?"
But how can the folk singers make a
womb out of a community centre?     □ What they say about computers
Don't Look Now
It's a Computer!
Major industrial revolutions in the past were on the order of 10. The first steam
engines were about 10 times as effective as animal power, aircraft about 10 times
faster than land vehicles . . . but . . . computers are up to 10 million times as fast as
the mechanical calculators they replace."
That is a quotation from a recent article in Business Week. The same article states
that at the University of Chicago computing centre a dollar buys as much calculating
as a man could do in a year, that there are large computers in existence which are about
10 million times faster at calculations than humans.
Dr. James S. Forsyth, Head of UBC's Chemical Engineering Department, points out,
however, that 'the computer is not as much faster as one may think but has the great
virtue of forcing one to be more precise in one's thinking.'
From Business Week once again, a quote of a quote: " 'The impact of computers is
both so great and so subtle you'll find most of our people don't realize its extent,' says
Eric Weirs, chairman of Sun's [Sun Oil Co.] computer committee."
Western Business and Industry in an article entitled 'Computers in the Junior Classroom' says: "The new 'commercial stream' in the British Columbia high school
curriculum still turns out graduates who are prepared for manual file-keeping and
manual bookkeeping, although the handwriting may be clearly seen on the wall. Young
people in the 'academic stream' are no better off, and there is not the slightest reflection
in the curriculum for the high school 'vocational stream' of the computer's existence."
AT a seminar for business executives on 'Technological Reality and Business Policy'
held on campus in February Dr. Robert Theobold of New York, the chief speaker,
made some rather provocative statements. Dr. Theobold is a consultant on the effects of
scientific and technological change on society and the economy and also teaches at the
Foreign Service Institute at New York University. He drew attention to the position of
analyst Richard Bellman of the Rand Corporation which specializes in considering the
implications of the computer. Mr. Bellman had made the rather frightening statement
'it won't be long before two per cent of the population will be doing all of the work.'
Dr. Theobold, in a letter to a Vancouver paper, clarified his own stand on this
question. "The importance of Mr. Bellman's statement is not the precise figure that he
uses but his recognition that a very substantial proportion of the population will not
be required in conventional jobs and will be liberated to perform self-motivated work
and therefore require a totally new style of education which will permit them to develop
the required capabilities."
Though we may vaguely realize what has hit us, most of us don't understand how.
The people who fail to get jobs in a rapidly expanding industry are not fully aware
of the fact that the positions they might have held have been filled by computers.
Perhaps no one lost a job directly by reason of computerization. Some retired in the
natural course of events, some were retrained to serve the computers. The jobs that were
lost were lost by the new arrivals on the labor market who simply found no vacancies
where they would have existed before computers.
The following few pages take a look at a limited field — the University and the
computer. □ Problem-solver at Work
Look there!" said the one scientist
to the other in awe and admiration as they surveyed the answer produced for them by a computer. "It
would have taken four thousand
scientists five thousand years to have
made a mistake like that!"
Not so, says Mr. Werner Dettwiler,
supervisor of the University Computing
Centre; a computer is only as good, or
bad, as the human brain directing it.
Far from being a monster that is going
to take over from humanity, it is in
reality only a giant moron, low-grade
at that, which must be instructed in
tiny steps that would insult the intelligence of a three-year-old.
It is quite important to remember to
sneer at the computer in terms like
these; the alternative is to be shattered
by the sight of all that awesome data
spewing out of a featureless machine
standing in dismembered blocks on the
hollow floor which houses its electric
The computer, which looks like a
number of separate machines, is
actually a unit, its members connected
by electric wiring in the same sense as
the toe is connected to the brain by
the nervous system. Feed a deck of
punched cards—the punches posing a
problem for solution—into unit one,
and unit two, some distance down the
room, will go to work almost instantly
on the required calculations, translating Fortran (formula translation,
which is basically the programmer's
machine communication language)
into machine language, which in turn
solves the problem. "While U Wait"
unit three then prints the results, in,
as Mr. Dettwiler cautiously expresses
it, more or less layman's English.
Can the computer translate from
one language to another? (Now we
are talking about the languages of
humanity, not Fortran.) Yes, it can,
but only by trying one word after
another until eventually it reaches the
correct word. The problem is with
idioms and special endings. Unfortunately for computer purposes, language is not an exact science. True, it
does its translating at incredible speed.
And speed, combined with accuracy,
is the computer's chief claim to worth.
It is quite a claim, at that, if we are
to be fair, and in performance commands, at UBC, a commercial rate of
$300 an hour. This is the IBM 7040
computer, acquired last August, which
works at that rate. More pertinently,
it works on the average twenty times
faster than the IBM 1620 which it
superseded. As an indication of the
unfulfilled demand for computer service, a year ago the IBM 1620 then in
use was operated twenty-four hours a
day. The 7040 now runs sixteen hours
a day.
What makes Sammy run, of course,
is human beings. The University Computing Centre is staffed by fourteen
full-time and six part-time people.
They are computer operators, key
punch operators, a secretary, and a
number of program analysts who help
the man with a computer problem to
decide how it can best be handled on
the machine.
The IBM 7040 is the largest scientific
computer in the province and does
work which would otherwise have to
be sent to Toronto or Los Angeles.
Commercial work at the Centre averages only about one hour a day and
University departments and individuals
account for the rest of the monster's
time. Almost all departments use it,
but most notably engineering, chemistry and physics. Medicine and forestry
call on it for statistical calculations.
As to individuals, many have special
research projects where the computer
can save hours, or years, of work. There
is, for instance, a professor in the German department who is using the computer to help with a concordance study.
In most sciences today it is not possible to make any significant contribution to research without the use of
computers. The first computer at UBC
could only be obtained on an undertaking that it would cost the University nothing; it had to earn its way.
Today it is recognized that it is essential for teaching and research purposes,
and there are now about 400 registered
users on campus, exclusive of courses
related to computers.
Questionnaire analyses, such as the
Student Means Survey conducted last
winter, go through the Computing
Centre. The Office of Student Services
uses it for various studies. And as to
commercial work, the Alexander bridge
and the Port Mann bridge were engineered with the help of the University Computing Centre.
The computer is not only a problem-
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solver, it is also a memory of virtually
unlimited capacity. A magnetic tape,
put through the computer, can record
at a density of 800 characters—letters,
punctuation marks, and so on — per
inch. A reel of such tape is 2400 feet
long, more than sufficient to keep a
whole year of student records. In this
respect, of reducing storage space for
archives material, the tape functions
like the now familiar microfilm.
The magnetic tape used by the computer is similar to tape recorder tapes
except that it is used to record digital
information rather than music or the
spoken word. Like the tape recorder
tape it can be erased and used for new
material. Unlike the tape recorder
tape, there is a safety device which
can be employed when recording material meant for permanent storage, a
device which ensures that the machine
will refuse to erase when some absent-
minded human calls on it to do so.
The computer, that big, tireless, willing slave of humanity has not as yet
made as much impact on business and
industry as one might expect. Its failure to do so may be ascribed to the
fact, as Mr. Dettwiler puts it, that a
key man in any given business must
be bitten by the computer bug. Then
he begins to inquire into how the
computer can aid his operations. So
far, he is not being educated to step
into a computerized world, and that
truly computerized world won't exist
until enough people at executive levels
re-educate themselves to the point of
acknowledging the existence of computers. □
Yer my slave,
1 1 Rx for
A Library
Librarian: Am I obsolete, Doctor?
Strangelove: Zis qvestion sprinks
from ein fundamental mizunderstand-
ink of a Komputer vhat is. A machine
it after alles is, complex ja, bot never-
zeless a machine. Do not by ze flashink
lights und spinnink reels confused be.
Librarian: But Doctor, it is a thinking machine, and it will outthink me.
Strangelove: Prezizely nein, zat is no.
Zere is nothing in ein Komputer what
is not put in, in put by a man. It
does not create information, information it absorbs. Und manipulates. Und
manipulates as it is told to manipulate.
Zis is der point. Zehr important, it
works fast. Und so vatch it is fun.
Ha ha.
Librarian: Could you be more specific?
Strangelove: Zertainly, dumkopf! Ein
Komputer zeveral parts has. Der Input-
output: zis means where ze information is put in und where it put out is.
Der punched cards, der paper tape,
both forms of input typical is. Usually
pretty young girls make. Ha ha.
Librarian: You mean in the evenings, like knitting?
Strangelove: Nein! Mit machines
called keypoonches. Ze keypoonch
automatically turns alphabetical and
numerical information into holes, ac-
cordink to standard codes. Zis is where
ze information is comink from, ze girls
are copyink it from ein supplied text
into cards or tape.
Librarian: They make the output
Strangelove: Nein, nein, nein! Ze
Komputer is making der output, can
be cards or tape but usually printed
out on continuous sheets of paper,
zehr fast, zix hundred typed lines per
minute maybe. Iz end produkt.
Librarian: What is in between?
Strangelove: Zeveral sings. Der operation und control unit: lotz of vires
und tranziztors, arranged to perform
spezific operations, zuch as mathe-
matikal kalkulations, comparing, arranging information, all accordink to
inztruktions called ein Programm. If
you like, siz is the think.
Librarian: What else?
Strangelove: Der memory. Zis holds
all der coded information: ze information   to   be   procezzed,   der   program.
12 Basil Stuart-Stubbs,
BA'52, BLs'54(McGill),
Maybe magnatic tape, zings called disc
files, film even. Zience always findink
new kinds of memory things.
Librarian: You mean that I have to
give the information for the computer
to someone for coding, that the computer has to read this, as it were, then
I have to tell it what to do with the
information, and if I tell it in a nice
way, it will give me back the information, in whatever form I want it?
Strangelove: I thought you vould
navar understand.
Librarian: It sounds wonderful. Let's
put all the information in the UBC
library into the computer, then we
can get it back as we like.
Strangelove: Just a moment, schmart
vun. I kalkulate. In der komputer
memory each book vill take about ten
million units of memory storage, called
bits. You have about seven hundred
thousand books, soon a million. You
need memory wiz 10,000,000,000,000
bits. Maybe by 2000 A.D. zey have
komputer memory zis large. Maybe
not. Und der input problem! Zuppose
includink coffee breaks der pretty girl
does 25,000 bits per day; it will take
her 400,000 days, she von't make it.
Librarian: Well, if I won't be able
to press a button and get any line I
want out of any book, what will the
computer do for me?
Strangelove: I vish to make a diz-
tinktion for you. It vill do two kinds
of thinks. Ein: it vill help you to
control der records of administration,
zuch as budgets, book zirculation, der
periodical zubscriptions, perhaps even
der catalogue. Zwei, er, two: vun day
it will help you to locate der information in der library, search der indexes,
print out der abstracts. Latter not zo
easy like der former.
Librarian: For the moment, let's
skip the latter. You really think we
should go to work on our record
keeping problems?
Strangelove: Why not? I admit zere
may be problems. Uzzer places are
usink der Komputer. From zheir experience you benefit can. University
of California at San Diego checkink
in der journals mit Komputer. University of Toronto workink on printed
catalogue for der new universities in
Ontario. Several places usink it to lend
der books.
Librarian: How do they use it for
lending books?
Strangelove: Zimple. Each book has
poonched card. Each student und pro-
fezzor has poonched card. Student
wants to borrow book. Book card and
his card you in little black box stick.
Ha ha. Work finished. No writing.
Accurate record. Easy to zend der
lizts to profezzors too lazy to return
books. Every day ein lizt of books on
loan, to post in der book stacks. It
might verk.
Librarian: Fine, we'll try it. Anything else?
Strangelove: Anythink? Everythink!
Ztart to look carefully at vhat you do.
Understand virst vhat you do. Zim-
plify. Zee if der Komputer can perform
der routines. If zo, use it. If not, not.
Do not afraid be! It vill not at night
plan to take over der vorld or sprout
der arms and legs and run avay mit
der secretary.
Librarian: I feel so happy, Dr.
Strangelove! So reassured! I become
dizzy and euphoric!
Strangelove: Carefool! Carefool! Stop
kissink mein Hand! I must varn you
to keep an Eugen, er, eye on der
budget sheets. Not alvays der Komputer cheaper dan der people is. Or
besser. Not as pretty as der girl clerks,
neither. Ha ha. But at der same time,
do not too conzervative be. Komputers
improvink rapidly, many new thinks
possible. Make der changes vhen der
time is ripe.
Librarian: Thank you, Doctor.      □
In September, 1964, UBC Library prinled its first compuler-
ized list of scientific periodicals;
a similar list will be ready soon
for periodicals in ihe new Woodward Library. In September, 1965,
a computerized circulation system
will be introduced. An experimental prinled catalogue for the
phonograph record collection is
being planned. Investigations on
the feasibility of introducing
automatic data processing equipment into the Acquisitions, Serials
and Cataloguing Divisions are
13 D. A. McCrae, Assistant Registrar
Tn the academic year 1964-65 the Registrar's Office
-*- entered the Computer Age. With the acquisition by the
Computing Centre last August of the 7040 the Registrar was
able to take advantage for the first time of the Centre and
process through it the record number of student registrations.
Sixteen thousand students fed into the mechanical man
came out less than four and one-half hours later accurately
alphabetized, even to the Mc's and Mac's, on numbered,
double-column pages, addresses and 'phone numbers included, ready for photographic reproduction and printing.
"Bird Calls," the student directory, was in consequence distributed three or four weeks earlier than usual.
The 7040 next put its talents to work on examination
scheduling. This twice-yearly headache at UBC is now
triggered by the necessity of placing 1000 courses or sections into 30 examining periods. Last year the computer
did much to alleviate the headache. First, the Registrar's
Office placed on tape the total program of all students, and
then determined for every course to be examined the other
subjects with which it clashed. From this information and
by judgment a core timetable of courses that must be
separated was established.
TTaving this core for a base, staff of the Registrar's Office
*-■*- selected groups of subjects, forty at a go. Within four
and one-half minutes the computer had checked the new
selections against the core, recorded the interactions between
it and the new group on a conflict matrix, and established,
for each new course, not only which periods that course
could best fit into but also how many students would be
required to write another examination in an adjacent period.
At any time that a clash appeared inevitable, it was possible to determine who the student was and his complete
The core timetable was gradually built up until the last
A line-up that the computer left standing. This is the September
rush for textbooks, more hectic each year.
The Computer is a timetabler
14 Timetabler
course had found a place in it. It was possible at any point
in the process to remove and retest an earlier placed
Having produced the master timetable the computer then
assigned examinations and invigilators to classrooms.
To illustrate the time saved by utilizing the computer: in
the past a search of only one course to determine
potential clashes required an hour or more of detailed checking; now the 7040 will in less than two hours do searches
for every course offered.
When the examinations had been written, the computer
stepped back into the picture. On a card which had been
prepared for each student, the marker recorded with three
strokes of his pencil the mark assigned. The machine read
the marks, translated them first into a punch, then through
the printer into a listing of marks. Manual transcription and
key-punching were eliminated.
The logical final step—the storing of the student's record
by computer—has not yet been taken, but probably it is not
far off. At present some 150,000 cards, stored in 75 drawers.
are needed for one year's records. A single magnetic tape,
equivalent in size to two record albums, or disc, or data cell,
could carry all this information.
More important, equipment of this sort would permit very
speedy access to any desired information. The data cell, for
instance, revolves very rapidly and the reading device can
pick out any item within a fraction of a second. The tape is
slower, which means that it might take all of half an hour,
or even forty minutes, to translate everything recorded in
registration number order on a tape into alphabetical order,
or any other order.
One of the other things that refinement of the computer
process will permit in the near future is the placing in
the machine of all the regulations of the calendar, ensuring
thereby that every student's program complies with those
It is likely, too, that the computer will get involved with
the constant review and reappraisal of academic programs.
To provide promptly the information required the next step
will undoubtedly be the integration of the tabulating equipment, which now speeds up registration procedures, with the
Computing Centre and the installation of equipment capable of handling various jobs simultaneously.
If the computer could think (and all appearances to the
contrary it can't), it would surely reflect that the reward
for a job well done is more of the same. □
The computer has infiltrated UBC classrooms and the
Mathematics Department now sponsors two second-year
courses, one in the first, one in the second lerm, known
as "An Introduction lo Computers," and "Fortran programming." That, for Ihe uninitiated, is a telescoping
of the words "formula translation."
In the coming academic year there will be a third-
year course offered — "Advanced Programming and
Data Processing."
For several years past numerical analysis courses
have been given, courses which require a strong background in mathematics.
Al other levels of instruction, courses related to
computers are now being offered in the Vancouver area
by the British Columbia Technological Institute, Vancouver Nighl Schools, and the UBC Department of
15 Computers in White
16 The new teaching hospital at The University of British
Columbia may open as a fully computerized institution.
That is a possibility currently being studied by UBC
"Many people," said Sidney Katz in a recent Maclean's
Magazine article, "expressed the fear that automation would
'dehumanize' the individual patient by reducing him to a
coded series of numbers. Exactly the opposite has happened. Nurses now have more time for personal service to
the patients."
The hospital Mr. Katz was referring to is Sick Children's
in Akron, Ohio, the only hospital, so far as UBC Health
Centre officials know, presently in existence with a hospital
information system incorporated into its operation. Mr.
Lloyd F. Detwiller, Consultant Administrator, and others
from the University have made several study visits to Akron.
The fundamental question is, What is wrong with conventional hospital procedures that computers can correct?
A detailed study made at Akron's Sick Children's Hospital
showed that head nurses, registered nurses and student registered nurses were spending 41% of their time doing paper
work. The practical nurses were actually giving more nursing care, by 14%, than the RN group.
Worse, perhaps, is the fact that every time an order is
re-written there is the possibility of error, and orders may
have to be re-written many times. At Akron it was found
that a pill took thirteen written steps from prescription to
the patient's mouth, an X-ray fifteen writings from order to
the final report.
Now, in the computer era at Sick Children's Hospital,
the doctor's prescription is converted into a series of coded
numbers which contain the patient's age, weight, condition,
the type of drug, the dosage, frequency of medication, duration of treatment. The nurse punches this out in code and
the machine returns it to her typed out a second later so
that she can check it. Electronic memory goes to work also
and the computer issues a reminder—repeated at fifteen-
minute intervals, if necessary—when the medication is to
be given.
The computer further safeguards the patient from the
fallibility of his human health team. In the back of its
mind is the knowledge of what constitutes a safe dose of
any given drug for a person of any given age and weight.
"If the dosage prescribed goes beyond the safe range," the
Katz article points out, "the machine will question the
order, and the nurse or doctor must then confirm that an
unusually large dose has been ordered because of special
The computer can—and at Akron does—have programmed into it every type of material or service a patient may
require, 4500 items on the drug index, 900 possible tests on
the lab index, a dietary index, a central supply index.
Should British Columbia's teaching hospital start out in
life "as new as tomorrow?" It would mean that two kinds
of teaching would have to be carried on, teaching for service
in conventional hospitals as well as teaching for a computerized institution.
At the Sick Children's Hospital, although the Hospital
Information Service costs something to operate, hospital
officials believe that the outlay is an investment which may
bring total costs down while at the same time providing
better and safer care for the patients.
There are several big questions involved and the answers
cannot be drawn out of a hat. Can the present UBC
Computing Centre, for instance, be utilized for hospital
service as extensive as that provided in the Akron hospital?
Obviously, hospital needs would have to take priority over
all others, would have to receive instant attention. Can we
afford computerization? If we cannot, is Canada's newest
teaching hospital going to be out of date before it is fully
From the patient's viewpoint, perhaps the most interesting feature of hospital computerization is that the putting
of the computer on the nursing staff puts the nurse back by
his bedside.
It is good to know that a computer committee has been
set up at UBC to study this question of computers in hospitals. In March a conference was held with speakers
brought in from New York and Akron to discuss the latest
developments in the field. If the enthusiasm of the participants is any indication of the possible future application of the computer in the Health Sciences Centre, there
is every reason to believe that the Centre will have the first
computerized hospital in Canada. The Computer in White
may soon be a reality on the Point Grey campus. □
17 The Social Scientist Looks at
Computer Technology
The activities of social scientists
are coming more and more under
the influence of a rapidly developing
electronic computer technology. In the
few paragraphs following we attempt
to discuss the effects of the computer
on the subject matter, the research, and
the teaching methods of social scientists. We find that efficient methods of
research usually involve the computer,
that teaching methods may in future
be greatly influenced by electronic devices, and perhaps most important of
all, that the kinds of problems to
which social scientists address themselves are likely to be largely determined by the computer through its
effects on production processes.
The computer is already ushering in
a new age of automatic production involving a wide variety of self-regulating devices. These are well known to
be efficient in the performance of routine tasks because they avoid the use
of relatively expensive and relatively
unreliable human labour. Frank K.
Schallenberger has put it this way:
Automation has given us devices
which can see better, hear better,
and measure better than human operators. They think and move infinitely faster than humans. They never
get tired, they willingly work around
the clock, they do not make mistakes, they do not talk back, they are
obedient, consistent, and fully predictable. They will not go out on
strike, they do not ask annually for
higher wages, and they have few personal problems.
As a result of their efficiency, computers are now being used in the production of many material objects.
Cloth, steel, coal, and engine blocks
are only a few examples. The replacement of human labour that is involved
is an old and unavoidable cost of economic progress. Automobiles put many
harness makers  out  of  business,  and
truck transportation continues to close
many railway lines, just as the computer has taken the jobs of many
skilled machinists, payroll clerks, and
elevator operators. Technological unemployment is never pleasant but it is
the price of increased living standards
and more leisure time.
One should not, however, assume
that automation is no different from
preceding mechanization processes.
Automation means that whole systems
can operate without human participation and these systems may involve
sophisticated analysis and interpretation of complex data as well as the
performance of routine tasks. Previously, managerial groups have not been
greatly affected by automation, but the
primary advantages of computers includes their better performance in communication, analysis of information,
and control of operations. These are
what we now think of as management
functions, so that it cannot be assumed
that the burden of automation will
continue to fall largely on the unskilled and the uneducated.
Clearly, automation poses difficult
problems for social scientists. How can
its costs and rewards be equitably distributed? Will expansion of the service
industries employ persons displaced in
other sectors, or is this likely to require
increased expenditures on public
works? There will certainly be need
for more and better retraining programmes, but what form should these
take, how should they be provided,
and by whom?
Increases in the amounts of leisure
time which automation will make
available to many people pose particularly difficult problems. Although
in economics we treat leisure time as
an alternative to employment to be
valued in the same way as additional
income, this is realistic only at the
margin. Many people who are unemployed find that they have very little
to do with their free time. Our society
does not often equip people to enjoy
the large amounts of leisure time
which automation seems likely to
bring, and social scientists face the task
of understanding why it does not.
An academic naturally asks why
more people are not interested in intellectual development for its own sake,
and just as naturally finds fault with
our educational system. But surely the
roots of social attitudes lie much
deeper. What are the prime causes and
what needs to be done that we may
better cope with these new situations?
Does the new computer technology
directly menace the human race? Professor Norbert Wiener argues that
"machines can and do transcend some
of the limitations of their designers and
that in doing so they may be both
effective and dangerous."
Are we approaching the time when
man will become a slave to the computer, when for example ". . . learning
machines will be used to program the
pushing of the button in the next pushbutton war?" These are some of the
questions which the computer poses
for the social scientist.
Fortunately, the computer not only
creates difficult social problems but, as
a research tool, provides powerful
means for their solution. The power of
the computer derives from the speed,
the economy and the accuracy with
which it performs simple functions
rather than from its ability to "think."
The computer carries out the standard
arithmetic operations, looks up tables
of data, stores data for future use, and
makes logical decisions of various
kinds. Although the computer can solve
very complicated problems of logic, it
must be told how, and it cannot provide the inspiration or insight essential
to good research. In short, the computer is no substitute for hard thinking
by its user.
At the same time, the computer is so
fast and so accurate that man-years on
a desk calculator are now measured in
18 minutes of computing time. Despite
the large capital investment involved,
the speed and accuracy of the computer
have greatly reduced calculating costs
and thereby enabled widespread application in the social sciences of multivariate methods which are the product
of 20th century statistics.
Multiple regression and correlation
analysis and the analysis of variance
are widely used to identify and test
relationships. Psychologists, political
scientists and sociologists employ factor and canonical analysis to identify
the basic dimensions of behaviour
patterns involving the semantic differential technique to develop the dimensions of meaning, and multiple scalo-
gram analysis to provide an empirical
basis for scaling items and to produce
scales which are consistent with the
underlying dimensions of a universe.
Economists, on the other hand, make
much use of simultaneous equation
models, input-output and linear programming techniques for examining
inter-industry relations and the structure and operation of economic systems.
Although the studies of social scientists range widely, the various disciplines are alike in that they are now
investigating questions and testing
hypotheses on a scale that would be
impossible without the aid of computers.
However, the computer has done
more for research in the social sciences
Dr. R. A. Holmes, assistant professor
of economics and political science
and the author of this article, came
to UBC in 1961 from the research
department of the CNR, Montreal.
than merely facilitate applications of
modern statistics. It has also provided
the simulation method of analysis
which has already found widespread
use in studies of personality, the brain,
business firms, voting behaviour, industries, music, economic systems, and
international relations and diplomacy.
These various simulation models differ
widely in their details but they do contain some common characteristics.
Wherever it is applied, simulation
involves the building of a theory or
model of a system's processes. The desired test elements whose actions are to
be observed are first selected and then
connected according to specific rules of
logic in a manner which describes the
essential features of the system's operation. Various subsystems may be involved and these must be connected so
as to duplicate the actual input-output
flow of information in the system.
Where uncertainty is involved, the
computer may be used to generate
random numbers according to an appropriate probability distribution in
order to select particular events from
all that are possible. The conclusions
are derived by allowing the computer
to carry out the processes postulated in
the model, thereby generating a hypothetical stream of behaviour which can
then be compared with the behaviour
of the real system.
Simulation provides social scientists
with a powerful method for research,
because computer models can be used
to construct and test complex dynamic
theories of real situations. Whereas
mathematical models which require
analytic solutions must be kept relatively simple, computer models can be
as complex as the underlying theory
allows. Moreover, the speed of the
computer is so great that in some
situations it can provide in a matter of
minutes as much experience as could
be obtained from real situations in
several years. As a result, simulation
should enable social scientists to determine more precisely the complex
interrelationships of variables affecting
human behaviour.
Words such as "teaching machine"
and 'automated teaching" will not
appeal to many academics. Nevertheless, these words describe nothing
more than the use of computers as an
aid in teaching, and there is good
reason to think that they may some
day become an important aid.
All that is involved in "automated
teaching" is the transmission of questions on many subjects simultaneously
to many students and the immediate
correction of their answers by means
of computer programs.
The advantages of "teaching machines" are best appreciated by considering some of the disadvantages of
lectures. These include the frequent
failure of students to participate, long
delays in the appraisal of students'
progress, and a lecture pace which is
inevitably too fast for some and too
slow for others. With "automated
teaching" students may proceed at
their own pace for the program may be
designed to introduce additional questions for students who show by their
performance that they need to do more
work, and it may skip sections for
students who show that they do not
need the drill. Since overt responses
are required, students must actively
participate and, of course, the computer provides immediate appraisal of
Teaching machines will never completely replace lectures in any subject
if only because they are restricted to
the kinds of questions and answers
that can be programmed. They do,
however, offer the possibility of relieving teachers of routine teaching
tasks, and of devoting more classroom
time to the creative activities involved
in motivating and inspiring students.
19 Elizabeth Blanche Norcross
From President's Office
Sheila Claire Buchanan, BA '37, BSA '46
"Senate meetings only made sense
to me," a one-time confused, bemused
Convocation member of Senate told
me, "when I received my copy of
Sheila Buchanan's minutes."
For eight years out of the ten she
worked in the President's Office Sheila
Buchanan served as clerk to the Board
of Governors and the Senate of the
University, regularly producing monthly and bi-monthly minutes which
"made sense." Early in that period she
acquired such an insight into the intricacies of the University administration
as to draw another tribute: "If no one
else can tell you, ask Sheila Buchanan."
Miss Buchanan took a rather devious,
and to me even surprising route to the
Board and Senate Room of the University. To begin at the beginning, she
is a native daughter of British Columbia and an alumna of UBC because
her father chose to come west from
the Maritimes. That was in 1887. After
a period of years as a lumberman in
the Kootenays he moved to the Fraser
Valley, bought a farm at Haney and
married—his second marriage. Sheila,
child of that marriage, was born in
New Westminster and received all her
elementary and secondary education in
that city.
Next came the undergraduate years
at UBC and a degree in Classics in
1937, Classics because she felt it the
best basis for a general education.
"Though actually," Miss Buchanan
elaborated when I talked to her, "I
claim I majored in Professor Lemuel
Robertson." Professor Robertson was
then, and for many years, head of the
20 to Bolivian Mission Field
Classics Department. As this former
student pointed out in explanation of
her "major," there was nothing compartmentalized in his teaching, his
lectures covered a wide range of
With the basis of a good general
education now in her possession, Miss
Buchanan took a business course and
then applied her training at Pacific
Veneer in New Westminster, part of
Canadian Forest Products today, drawn
there almost inevitably because of her
father's association with forest products.
The company was formed coincident-
ally with her first job hunting and she
was its first stenographer, a rewarding
Somehow that led to a return to the
University after a few years and a
degree in Agriculture in 1946—Agriculture to satisfy her interest in science.
With that second degree in her pocket
Miss Buchanan went to Montreal and
for three years worked for a pharmaceutical firm where she was able to use
her science training. Back home then
and a return to the campus, this time
to the office of the Dean of Agriculture
where she kept his files and correspondence in order for six years. From
his office came the transfer to the
President's, in  1955.
What does it involve, being clerk
to the Board of Governors and to the
Senate? So much that no secretary on
campus dared put in an application
when Sheila Buchanan's recent resignation was announced. I would put
it more correctly if I said the job was
being performed so perfectly by Miss
Buchanan that no one familiar with
it dared offer herself as a successor.
We have Dean Soward's word for that.
The clerk's duties might be said to
start with a bulky docket prepared by
her which each Board member receives, together with the agenda, about
a week before the regular monthly
meeting. It is sent through the mail,
and as an indication of its proportions,
on one recent occasion the postage on
each docket was 85c. The clerk drafts
the resolutions arising from the agenda
which will be presented to the Board,
takes the minutes, sends reminders to
the Board of what should be done,
attends to follow-up correspondence. In
addition, she attends the meetings of
the sub-committees of the Board.
All these, the Senate meetings (of
which she makes sense for the uninitiated!) and other lesser matters have
been in the hands of Sheila Buchanan
"who is," Dean Soward, acting secretary of the Board says, "phenomenal
on detail."
In April she turned her University
responsibilities over to a successor and
her attention to a new field.
"When I transferred to the President's Office," Miss Buchanan told me,
"it was with the intention of retiring
in ten years. By coincidence I am doing
almost exactly that."
The coincidence is this: when she
made that plan ten years ago Miss
Buchanan had no thought of taking
on the job to which she has now gone.
That is why she regards leaving the
University at this time not as a resignation but as an early retirement. Re
tirement for her now simply means
another sphere of activity, the mission
field of the Baptist Church in Bolivia.
There is a relationship, of course, to
what she has been doing, her duties at
first will be mainly in the office, but
she expects these to expand as her
knowledge of spoken Spanish improves.
Her Spanish studies started when she
was first living alone and wanted
something easy to do while the kettle
boiled. The Department of Education,
Victoria, produced a correspondence
course which she followed up to some
extent with a Spanish discussion group
of the Women's University Club. Together these two gave her a fairly good
reading knowledge of the language.
Now Sheila Buchanan, clerk to the
Board of Governors and the Senate has
taken her leave of the University. Final
leave, she called it, while adding,
"Thirty years of association with the
University means that it will always
hold a high place in my affections."
Sheila has returned twice to her
alma mater since taking her first degree. Perhaps we can hope we have
not really said good-bye even now.   □
21 Nicol on Professors
Our universities are engaged in a
drive to collect several millions of
dollars. I know exactly how many millions, but I don't want to scare you
off right in the first paragraph. Let's
just say that it is a tidy sum.
Some people may feel that the sum
is a little too tidy, compared with the
untidy professors that will inhabit the
buildings. Despite the Open House
programs of universities, the days when
the public is encouraged to trudge
through the laboratories and see for
itself how many miles of glass tubing
are required to siphon off a million
bucks, many people have reservations
about professors.
They balk at subsidizing a space
program that involves boosting an egghead onto Cloud Nine.
This column wishes to reassure such
persons. The professor is worth every
dollar we put into him. The value may
not show, indeed it usually doesn't.
The average professor is not an impressive sight, even when seen in
motion, which is of course quite rare.
It is the professor's very resistance to
movement that is his most valuable
property. I know a dean, for instance,
who is so immune to physical activity,
in his concentration on the mental
kind, that he smokes cigarets with
complete disregard for the ash. The ash
grows to a droopy length that makes
you want to scream out a warning—
then drops on his sports jacket.
The sports jacket itself looks like the
slopes of Vesuvius. Over the years the
deposits of lava have so deepened that
they nourish a lush, green vegetation.
You gain the impression that, laid flat,
the jacket would support a grazing
herd of some smaller species of ruminant for several weeks.
Every undergraduate interviewed by
this much-loved dean cannot fail to
be struck to his innermost being by
the fact that here is a person, a brain,
completely oblivious of personal safety
in its devotion to matters of the mind.
The dean may set himself afire several times in the course of a single
(reprinted from The Province)
meeting with a student who has been
having trouble with his courses. The
university fire department has learned
how to put him out without, so to
speak, his being put out.
Admittedly not all the members of
faculty are as rich in potash as this
dean. Some of the younger ones show
distressing flashes of awareness of extraneous events in the world about
them, such as the invention of television and the rise in the cost of living.
But, properly looked after, most of
them will develop into real scholars,
unable to identify Sophia Loren but
remembering the name of a student
last seen in their class 20 years ago.
So when we subscribe to the fund
Eric Nicol, BA '41, MA '48
drive for those millions of dollars, we
can remind ourselves that it is an
investment in other - worldliness, the
world where absence makes the mind
grow faster.
I myself hope that the universities
will collect enough money to be able
to finance a research group to explore
means of preserving from extinction
the mouldy type of professor, the kind
whose open mind extends all the way
down to his fly.
This professor is in danger of disappearing in the flood of bright young
PhD's, some of whom talk like busi
nessmen and flick their cigaret ash
accurately into an ash-tray.
TJy giving now, let's get it over with,
-■-'all this expanding, building and
hammering. Clear the air for serene
cerebration—and those calm wisps of
smoke emanating from the dean's office
window. □
As others see us
(The following letter was written by
Sabina Prietz, an Agriculture student,
to her home university student paper,
the "Ontarion". Miss Prietz came from
Guelph for a year's study at UBC.)
UBC's motto is 'Tuum Est' (It's up
to you) and they are not kidding.
Everyone is on his own here; no one
cares what we take, as long as we
know something for the exams.
Whatever we do is our own responsibility. No two timetables are alike,
and among fifteen thousand students,
everyone goes his own way.
UBC has many more kinds of people
than OAC. There are Aggies and
Home Ec. girls, Engineers and Science-
men, but also Arts students, and those
in Education, Social Work Medicine,
Forestry and others. It is nothing to
have undergraduates, postgrads, even
professors and elderly people all in the
same class.
There is much more racial integration. International House, mentioned
in the Ontarion a few weeks ago, is
very much a success. All students are
welcome there, and the foreign visitors
try to give Canadian students some of
the atmosphere of their own countries.
The Ontarion has tried to explain
what Arts students would add to U.
of G. We can see that so well here. I
even want to use the word 'culture.'
Every day at noon alone there are concerts, and films, and discussions on
things from Fine Arts to Spanish to
What has the large number of students done to school spirit? True,
Homecoming (for example) has become more impersonal, when more
than one Homecoming Dance has to
be held to accommodate everyone; but
it is still there.
UBC has residence problems too.
We live in a camp of army huts. We
are so far away from the main campus that the dining hall will give us
bag lunches for busy days, it is too far
to come back. But there are beautiful
new residence blocks here too. Only
never enough, just like at OAC.
22 An army of volunteers 5,000 strong, is now out selling
the cause the cause of higher education opportunities for
all quahfied young people. Students are enlisted in this
army, alumni, and citizens who rose to leadership in their
communities without benefit of sheepskin. There is the
special group of women volunteers, a cross-section of all
three categories, whose symbol is a key and whose special
project, to knock on the doors of smaller business "firms
with, the university message
This dedicated 5,000 is giving countless man-hours to
ensure that no boy or girl now in high school shall be
denied a university education for lack of facilities in the
provinces three public universities, and that the province
shall not be deprived of the trained leadership the new
age requires. They are the indispensable people in the
jULt program.
SS:.S:;;s;THSrbrs'kits-L to «■■• B°b *-*"■
Students of the three public universities
pant symbolic trees at a ceremony in
Victory Square.
Our Table Officers for 1965-66
R. W. Macdonald, LLB'50
Roderick Macdonald has taken over
the president's gavel for the year 1965-
66. He served the Association last year
as 1st vice-president and for a two-
year term, 1963 and 1964, as AAG
Mr. Macdonald is a lawyer by profession.
Mrs. K. M. (Joyce) Walley
Second vice-president for 1965-66 is
Mrs. K. M. Walley. Though a newcomer to the table officers Mrs. Walley
was arts degree representative in 1957-
59, member-at-large and chairman of
reunions in 1962-64. Extra-curricularly
she was district governor for Alpha Phi
Sorority from 1955-57 and is currently
a director of the Working Boys' Home
Perhaps with a sigh of relief David
M. Brousson has joined the honorable
company of past presidents. Like all
Association presidents of recent years
he attended innumerable committee
meetings and visited and addressed a
number of branches during his term
of office. He is vice-president and managing director of Century Sales Ltd.
D. M. Brousson, BASc'49
K. R. Martin, BCom'46
Another new table officer is Kenneth
R. Martin, who was elected third vice-
president. Mr. Martin served on the
State of the University Committee and
in 1963-64 as Commerce degree representative. As a leisure time activity he
is secretary of the Hollyburn Sailing
Club. His profession is management
consultant  (labour relations).
Mr. John L. Gray, last year's 3rd
vice-president, has skipped a rung on
the ladder to become the new 1st vice-
president. He served for three years as
chairman of the editorial committee,
a post he has now relinquished.
Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association claims him as their public relations manager.
John L. Gray, BSA'39
D. McL. Anderson, BCom'48
Finally, but by no means least, comes
the Association treasurer, Donald McL.
Anderson. Mr. Anderson served as
treasurer for the year 1964-65 and continues for another term.
24 Dr. George F. Davidson (L) with the
Hon. Chief Justice Nemetz
It was
Pierre Berton, BA'41
Over 600 alumni and guests were present at the Association's annual meeting and dinner on May 12, the largest
annual meeting to date in our history.
The Alumni Merit Award was granted Dr. George F.
Davidson and honorary life memberships were conferred
on Mr. Allan M. McGavin, Mr. Cyrus H. McLean, and
Mr. W. H. Maclnnes, the last-named a donor of many
university scholarships and prizes.
After hearing reports on the previous year's activities and
electing the officers whose names appear on the opposite
page, the audience settled to listen with critical attention
to Mr. Pierre Berton on the subject of separatism in Canada.
Allan M. McGavin  (L)  and Cyrus H. McLean, chat with
Mrs. "Ma" Murray.
fluojn ike dl/iJudoAA dsAk
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA '51, BSW
'53, Director, Alumni Association
This time the director's desk is mobile. Since the last issue
we have been visiting with the alumni and other citizens
of British Columbia as part of a planned series of "University Nights." These events have the sole purpose of
bringing the University to the people of the province, to
inform them and to tell the exciting story of Higher Education   in  B.  C.  today.
The camera bug hitched a ride with me, and I'd like to
share this odyssey with you.
Ken Ross, BA '39, on left, chats with Portland alumni before dinner.
Chancellor Ross answers
an alum's question after
her address at the Benson Hotel, Portland.
Seattle  alumni  relive  old  times   over  dinner  before   discussing   new
developments at UBC.
26 At Williams Lake Guy Cawley, BCom '43, BSF '44 (L),
the Rev. Dick Hunt and Jack Esler, BSA '49, go deep into
Higher Education's problems.
Byron  Hender,  AMS president,
at Summerland meeting.
Dean Ian McT. Cowan makes a point at
a high school assembly in Vanderhoof.
Dr. Leonard Marsh, Faculty of
Education, addresses V. I. University Association meeting.
Stop Press!
Alumni office has just learned that UBC has won 1st in
the American Alumni Council's Incentive Awards.
This award goes to the public educational institution in
North America that shows the greatest improvement in
Alumni Giving.
A certificate and cheque for $1,000 will be presented to
Mr. R. W. Macdonald, president of the Alumni Association,
on June 30 at the AAC conference in Atlantic City, N.J.
My congratulations to Rod Macdonald, Gordon Thorn,
director of Alumni Annual Giving, their loyal workers, and
our alumni.
27 News of the University
Degrees and more Degrees
of the federal government in Ottawa,
were granted DSc's. Dr. Piel gave the
address that day.
An honorary degree of doctor of laws
was conferred posthumously on George
Cunningham, late chairman of the
Board of Governors, who died in office
on March 7.
Some 2,000 first degrees were granted
at the Spring Congregation and, in
round figures, 175 graduate degrees, of
which 25 were PhD's.
Arts Program
Is Discussed
Discipline and Discovery is the title
of a new conversation piece on UBC's
campus. This 43-page booklet is subtitled "A Proposal to the Faculty of
Arts of The University of British
Columbia" and is the work of five professors—C. W. J. Eliot, Kaspar D.
Naegele, Margaret Prang, M. W. Steinberg, and Lionel Tiger.
Although a great shout of joy went
up from student editors who saw it
(no more exams!), there is much more
in the booklet than a suggestion to
abolish examinations. It proposes some
fairly radical changes in the program
of studies that should be presented to
first and second year students, discusses
the philosophy underlying the authors'
recommendations, and in a section entitled "Ways and Means" deals with
the problems involved in implementing the changes.
Discipline and Discovery has been
given a restricted circulation among
those directly concerned with the academic and administrative changes that
would become necessary if the proposed program should be adopted.
Dr. Mackenzie Honored
On June 10 a signal honor was bestowed on President Emeritus N. A.
M. MacKenzie—and by extension perhaps one could say on this university
—when Cambridge University granted
him an honorary degree.
Dorothy Somerset
MlSS    DOROTHY     SOMERSET,     who     for
many years seemed to personify theatre
at UBC, who has been associated with
theatre training at this university for
more than thirty years and has now
retired as acting head of the department of theatre, was one of six persons
to be awarded honorary degrees at the
two-day Spring Congregation. Dr.
Somerset, D.Litt., also gave the Congregation address on May 27.
Another to receive an honorary degree was UBC's own Professor Emeritus Harry T. Logan. Dr. Logan, LL.D.,
was an instructor in classics at McGill
College, and was one of the original
members of faculty of the new University of British Columbia. After service
in WW I, he returned to teach classics
until 1936. On his second return to the
University in 1949 he became head of
the department of classics. Since his
retirement in 1953 he has continued to
teach in the department.
Dr. Francis R. Scott, Macdonald Professor of Law at McGill University
and a leading Canadian expert on constitutional law, was another recipient
of an honorary degree (LL.D.) on
May 27.
On the second day of the Congregation Gerard Piel, publisher of the
magazine Scientific American, and Dr.
Frank Forward, former head of UBC's
department of metallurgy and now
director of the new scientific secretariat
George T. Cunningham
(The following paragraphs were excerpted
from the minutes of a Board of Governors
The members of the Board of Governors desire to place on record in the
minutes of the Board's first meeting
since his death, their profound regret
and deep sadness at the loss of their
distinguished Chairman, George Torrance Cunningham.
For 32 years he gave the University
unselfish and unstinted service. After
an initial apprenticeship as an ordinary member of the Board, he served
for years with distinction as Chairman of its Finance Committee, and
latterly as Chairman of the entire
Board. At all times he won the affection and respect of his colleagues by
his fairness, his sound judgment, and
his outstanding gift for reconciling
different points of view on matters of
No man could have served the University of British Columbia more sincerely, more modestly, and more affectionately.
But George Cunningham did not
limit his devotion to public service to
the University of British Columbia. At
various times he served Vancouver as
a member of the City Council, the
School Board, and the Town Planning
Commission. The Metropolitan Health
Centre and the Health Centre for
Children were two agencies to which
he gave years of devoted service. Institutions as varied as the Board of Management of the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre and the Vancouver Aquarium
Association gained much by his advice
and counsel. Recognition of his public
service to the community was reflected
in his being made a Freeman of the
City of Vancouver.
28 News of the University
over fifty years ago the people of this
province created our University for the
purpose of improving the education of
our young men and women. Under the
University statute enacted by the legislature the responsibility for managing
this new university was entrusted to
the Board of Governors and the Senate.
At that time, save for the chancellor
and the president, the members of the
Board of Governors were wholly appointed by the provincial government.
An important link between these two
governing bodies was created when,
in 1935, the Senate was allowed to
elect three of its non-faculty members
to the Board of Governors.
In 1957 the Act was again amended
to allow for three direct appointments
to the Senate by the Board of Management of the Alumni Association.
A number of studies of university
government have been recently undertaken which will no doubt bring forth
interesting suggestions regarding the
constitution of our own governing
Among the constituent groups of the
university family the alumni continue
to play a prominent role. Their spirit,
their drive, their loyalty have been the
impelling factors that have helped the
university in its present expansion.
Without their support the university
would not be able to carry forward its
heavy program.
The Board of Governors sees great
prospects ahead for the university.
Architect planners have been employed
who are preparing a master plan for
our campus. Our program when completed will cost over $50,000,000, this
sum being in addition to the $38,000,-
000 already expended on construction
by the Board since April 1, 1956.
Among the most exciting prospects,
however, is the utilization of two great
gifts of money made to the university
by Dr. H. R. MacMillan. The $4,000,-
000 grant for the library will make it
possible to more than triple its present
size. By 1975 it is expected that it will
have over two million volumes and
will then be not only the largest but
the best library in Canada.
Concurrently we have received some
$4,000,000   from   Dr.   MacMillan   for
graduate scholarships. Students graduating this year will be eligible to enter
the graduate school of this institution
and apply for the annual awards of
$3,200 (with an additional amount of
$500 for the University).
Professors' salaries and benefits are
now among the best in Canada and
undoubtedly will keep pace with salaries in the other great universities on
this continent.
Today we must look beyond the
temporary  confusion  of  building  and
Mr. Justice Nathan Nemetz, BA '34
crowded classrooms to our goal of expanded opportunity for all, to the day
when facilities will be such as to
create an atmosphere of unhurried
learning and where classes are so organized that professors will again be
able to know and cultivate their
We hope that soon scholarships and
living allowances will be available to
every student who merits entrance to
university and every student who
has the ability will be searched out,
in the interior of the province as well
as in Vancouver, and given the opportunity of obtaining the benefits and
privileges of higher education. These
then are our goals.
Chairman, Board of Governors
Dr. David M. Myers
We lose a Dean
Dean of applied science Dr. David
M. Myers has left us to head a new
university in his native Australia. This
university, La Trobe, will be the third
in Melbourne.
Although La Trobe now consists of
700 acres of land, Dr. Myers expects it
to open in 1967-68 and to build an
enrolment of 10,000 students within
five to ten years.
Dr. Myers was dean of the Faculty
of Engineering and head of the department of electrical engineering at
the University of Sydney before coming to UBC in 1960.
Dr. Ormsby
Named Head
Acting head of the history department
since July 1963, Dr. Margaret Ormsby
was appointed head effective last
March 1. This appointment puts Dr.
Onnsby into a select company of two,
the only two women ever to have
headed history departments in Canada.
The other is Prof. Hilda Neatby of the
University of Saskatchewan.
Another recent honor for Dr.
Ormsby was her election as president
of the Canadian Historical Association.
29 Alumni Association News
At the Student-Alumni banquet held last February eighteen proud young people were the
guests of Mr. W. H. Maclnnes whose scholarship winners they are.
and as a lecturer in the UBC Faculty
of Education.
Bill is survived by his wife Isabel,
two daughters Mrs. A. (Isabel) Jones
and Mrs. R. (Jane) Oates, a son W. L.
(Laird), ten grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.—W.F.M.
Double Winner
Gordon Galbraith, BA '64, was this
year's selection for the Award of Student Merit, an award given for scholastic achievement, for service to the
University, and for good character. A
small reproduction of the large shield
which records each year's winner was
presented to Mr. Galbraith by Chancellor Ross at the Student - Alumni
banquet in February.
This is the second time the award
has been made.
Later in the spring Gordon Galbraith became first winner of the
newly - established Alumni Graduate
Scholarship in the amount of $3,000.
His field of study is economics.
Well known Educator dies
William Cochrane wilson, BA'16,
died on February 22 after a brief illness.
A native son, Bill received his early
education at the old Mount Pleasant
School (Broadway & Kingsway).
After graduating from King Edward
High School he attended McGill University (B.C.) at the old Fairview
shacks on 10th Avenue and was a
member of the first graduating class of
UBC. He served overseas in WW I
with the 46th Battery of Queen's University, Kingston.
Bill was a dedicated and successful
teacher and was the recipient of many
of the highest honors awarded by the
teaching profession. He worked tirelessly in numerous teacher organizations, on curriculum revision committees and in the Inter-High School Athletic Association. He served with distinction as a teacher for over 40 years,
in a career that started in Vernon,
moved to Cranbrook, then to New
Westminster, and ended at King Edward in Vancouver. Because of his long
association with King Edward as a
student, teacher and principal, he became known by the apt pseudonym,
"Mr.  King Edward."
A    keen    sportsman    his    activities
ranged from "rugger," golf, basketball
William C. Wilson, BA '16
and track to baseball. He was a member of the championship Vernon baseball team in 1926.
Many of the old gang will long remember Bill's portrayal of Thisbe in
A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Always a booster of the young
people, he was unusually successful in
guiding, counselling and understanding
them. Until his death he remained
active in numerous youth organizations
Memorial Fund
A "Stella Shopland Memorial Fund"
is planned at The University of British
Columbia to commemorate the work of
one of Canada's outstanding authorities on children's literature. (Miss
Shopland's obituary appears elsewhere
in this issue.)
Stella Shopland's lively and dedicated interest in children's literature had
inspired thousands of student and practising teachers and for thirty years
had profoundly influenced the school
library movement in British Columbia.
Former friends and colleagues of
Miss Shopland are invited to contribute
to the fund by cheques payable to The
University of British Columbia (Stella
Shopland Memorial Fund). Cheques
should be mailed to Prof. W. H. Gage,
Dean of Inter-Faculty and Student
Affairs, University of British Columbia,
Vancouver 8, B.C.
Returned mail costs money and is
inefficient. If your alumni mail is
not correctly addressed, please clip
current address label and send it to
us with the change.
30 Call ZENITH numbers to
shop by long distance
without paying a cent
People often ask us what a ZENITH number is.
ZENITH numbers are listed in your directory by progressive  business firms  located  outside your free-calling
area. A ZENITH number means that the firm automatically accepts your long distance call and pays the
charge —not you.
You can't dial a ZENITH number.
You simply dial "O" and give the Operator the ZENITH
number of the firm you are calling. They may be located
in any B.C. city, or other Canadian and U.S. points.
You'll be connected within seconds, with no questions
asked, and treated like a red-carpet guest.
That's what you are to an out-of-town firm that lists a
ZENITH number in your directory. They are happy to
pay for the privilege of hearing from you. They would
like your business and are out to please you.
All of which means that a firm with a ZENITH number
is usually a mighty good firm to do business with.
B.C. TEL ®
31 Lost to our records!
Here are the names of some old
classmates who no longer have valid
addresses in our files. Can you set us
right on their present whereabouts?
Alexander Ellanski
Miss Joyce M. Read, BSN
Miss G. June Hagerman, BSW
Ellen Hart, BA
Mrs. E. J. Nelson, BA
Miss Joan M. Railton, BA
Herbert F. Clarke, BA
Arthur F. Rees, BASc
Fred H. Maikawa, BA
Christy H. Madsen, BA
Mrs. W. H. Rae, BA
Herbert D. Falls, BSA
Miss Edith Margo Magee, BA
Mrs. C. J. Powell, BA
Clifford F. Parker, BA
Mario Pradolini, BA
A. B. Jackson, BA
Mrs. William Prendergast, BA
Edmund G. Edgar, BA
Tom B. Niven, BA
Winnifred W. Fair, BA
Mrs. Michael A. Pollard, BA
Miss Margery C. Porter, BA
Mrs. Frampton B. Price, BA
J. K. Eadie, BASc
H. C. Poole, BSA
Dr. C. G. Patten, BA
John A. Rattenbury, BA
Miss Hansi Nissen, BA
Mrs. Tom Parks, BA
James H. Nevison, BA
Miss Zelle Adcock, BA
Mrs. Albert S. Mallon, BA
Miss Mary J. Piercy, BA
Peter S. Adutt, BA
Donald J. C. Ralston, BA
Blanche P. Clayton, BA
Demetrie G. Elefthery, BA
Arthur L. V. Piatt, BEd
J. A. D. Andrea, BCom
Sheila K. Falconer, BA
Miss D. C. Ellis, BA
William J. D. Ironside, BA
Miss Lorna E. Irving, BHE
Mrs. Charles Mah, BA
D. A. Noble, BCom
Kenneth John Parry, BA
Miss Olive C. Poyser, BA
A. J. Rampone, BA
William  E.  Redpath,  BCom
Mrs. Mathew Reisser, BA
Harry F. Fane, BCom
T. P. Elder, BA
Capt. S. R. C. Elliott, BCom
Miss Colleen V. Hadwen, BCom
V. Mahadevan G. Iyer, MA
Mrs. Andrew Malysheff, BA
Robert E. Nelson, BCom
H. R. Pinchin, BCom
Mrs. Douglas J. Rain, BA
Seymour Adelman, BA
Robert A. Ewert, BA
J. A. Eddleston, BASc
Mrs. L. D. Edmondson, BA
Douglas G. E. Hadley, BCom
Keith D. Hage, BA
Melvin G. Hagglund, BA
Miss Violet M. Parsonson, BHE
Dr. John W. B. Redford, BA
Dr. David A. Aaronson, MA
W. H. Allard, BSA
Frederick W. Elley, BASc
Miss M. J. Haldane, BA
Allan R. Harvey, BA
Mrs. E. F. Mahaffy, BA
Howard C. Nicholson, BCom
Albert Polsky, BA
David N. Radcliffe, BSF
H. I. G. Ragg, BA
Louis Albertson, BCom
Capt. J. P. Faddegon, BSF
James Economy, BSP
Gordon Elliott, BA
George G. Habke, BSA
Major J. A. Nickolm, BASc
Lt. P. F. H. Nixon, BA
Louis B. Nofield, LLB
Mrs. Cyril Reid, BA
Bruce Alsbury, BA
Mrs. Virginia E. Clement, BSW
Calvin C. Easterbrook, BA
Frederick Hartley, BA
Jacob V. Neufeld, BEd
Renaldo P. Renhegas, BA
Donald M. Renton, BA
Joan C. Churchill, BA
Alan Clark, BA
Edwin M. Neilly, BCom
Mrs. E. P. Rankin, BHE
Mrs. Bonnie Adams, BA
John. N. Antrobus, BA
William J. Ciprick, BA
Henry Ivanisko, BA
Miss Verna Nilson, BA
Ivor Parfitt, BA
T. Blake Ramsay, BA
John H. Redekop, BA
Theodore A. Remple, BA
Kenneth D. Abrams, BA
Thomas J. Ciebien, BCom
Mrs. Donald R. Eaton, BCom
George R. Rayment, BA
Miroslav R. Fajrajsl, BSF
Thomas W. Ebbett, BSA
Simcha-Zola Ben Elasar, BSA
Richard S. Nicholls, BCom
Esmond R. Preus, BSF
Miss Loretta M. Antonini, BA
Roger K. Ewing, B'Arch
Rev. Howard T. Ellis, BA
Alexander S. Juk, BA
Julian C. Julian, BA
Miss Frances J. Nix, BA
Thomas G. Pickett, BCom
Henri J. Pigeon, BSF
Edward Pahl, BA
Barry A. Rand, B'Arch
Miss Lois K. Eckstein, BSc
Selvester O. Eliuk, BA
Dr. Joseph Halak, MD
Mrs. Frank Madill, BSN
Lajos Nemeth, BSF
Arthur C. R. Newbery, MA
Douglas L. Parkhill, MASc
Mrs. Moonie Ramlogan, BA
Leslie F. Renshaw, BSF
A. Ernest Alexander, BSc
Stanley Malic, BA
Geza Pal Nagy, BSF
Kent G. Niamath, BSc
Miss Lorraine A. Pohl, BA
Laszlo Popradi, BSF
Jerrald A. Potts, BA
Adrian W. Preston, BA
Wladyslaw Radzikowski, BSc
Jorg Rautzenberg, BA
John P. Reecke, LLB
Gunther Reith, BA
Anthony A. Churchill, BA
Rino K. Fabbro, BA
Lt. Sidney E. C. Fancy, BA
Barrie L. Hale, BA
Ronald V. Jack, BSF
Alvin E. Neumeyer, BA
Frank I. Piper, LLB
Frederick J. Pratt, BA
Edward William Aho, BA
Kamill Apt, BSF
Michele Cianci, BSc
Ronald W. Eaglestone, BSc
D. Evans A. Ramnath, BSc
Larry G. Rantz, BSc
George P. Rawlinson, BEd
James H. Renick, BSc
Laszlo I. Retfalvi, BSF
Gerald B. Reynolds, BA
Anwar AH. BSc
Erich J. C. Hahn, BA
Miss Gwyneth E. Judd, BA
Mrs. Dale E. M. Irvine, BA
Hajime Maeno, LLB
Bryan W. Manley, BEd
Miss Beatrice T. Nergaard, BA
Allan F. Potter, MASc
David R. Parson, BPE
John L. Paynter, BA
Peter Ramkay, BSc
George R. Adams, BCom
Gerald R. Clare, BEd
Gilles G. Faget, MA
Mrs. Kory Regan, BEd
32 Up
TfawA of dhimni
Send the editor your news, by press clippings
or personal letter. Your classmates are interested and so are we.
Theo V. Berry, BASc '23
Theo V. Berry, BASc, received the
Fuller Award at a meeting in Halifax of
the American Waterworks Association,
Canadian Section. Mr. Berry was last
year elected chairman of the Canadian
J.   C.  Wilcox,   BSA,   MSA'33   is   the
choice of the Sprinkler Irrigation Association for its "Man-of-the-Year" 1964
award. This is an award presented annually by the Sprinkler Irrigation Association to a person outside the industry
Margaret T. Gourlay, BA '29
Margaret T. Gourlay, BA, MSW'53
(St. Louis), was one of ten alumni
honoured with an Alumni Merit Award
at the 1964 Founders Week of St. Louis
University. These awards are given to
recognize alumni "who are exemplifying
the university credo in their daily lives"
and in Miss Gourlay's case was for distinguished achievement in social welfare
administration. Miss Gourlay received a
diploma in social work from UBC in
1939, and in her 25 years as a social
worker in Vancouver she has served on
countless boards and committees. At the
present time she is Welfare Director of
the City Social Service Department and
in addition is busy with many activities of
Catholic Charities, Canadian Welfare
Council, Community Chest, and a
number of others.
for outstanding contributions toward
better irrigation. Dr. Wilcox's research
work in soil moisture-plant nutritional
relationship in the field of horticulture,
which began in Summerland, B.C. in
1931, is outstanding and acknowledged
throughout the world.
Herbert Chester, BSA, Associate Director of the Canada Department of
Agriculture Research Station, Lethbridge,
Alberta, has retired after 39 years'
service with the department. He had
served at Lethbridge since 1934 and as
Associate Director since 1959.
Bert Wales, BA'26, BEd'46, Ed.D'58
(Ore.), who has been director of adult
education for the Vancouver School
Board since 1958, has been named head
It happens in the best of families!
The Alumni office shelves lack a
1957 Totem. Have you one to
donate or sell to fill this gap?
1191  Richards Street     MU 1-3448
"40 Years' Experience"
of the new Vancouver City College. The
college will have two campuses, the
downtown which will include the Vancouver Vocational Institute and the
Vancouver School of Art, and the King
Edward. This latter has been known as
the King Edward Adult Education
Wilfred H. Morris, BASc, writes that
he and his wife Ruby E. (nee Williams),
BA'34, are returning to South America
for another term of missionary service
after having completed twenty-seven
years' work there. They have served in
Peru and Venezuela. Mr. Morris is
registered as an engineer in Peru and
Canada and both he and Mrs. Morris
are ordained ministers of the Assemblies
of God.
A. D. Estabrook, BASc, who has
served in various engineering capacities
in British Columbia primary and secondary industries over the past twelve
years, has been appointed sales manager
of Canadian Car (Pacific).
Frank C. Hardwick, BA, MA'34, made
a brief speaking tour to England recently,
a tour arranged largely by Professor
Gordon Batho of the University of
Sheffield who was last year a visiting
professor in the Faculty of Education at
UBC. Mr. Hardwick, an associate professor in Education here, spoke at the
University of Sheffield, Doncaster Training College, at grammar schools in the
Sheffield area, and at the Sheffield Institute of Education, as well as at other
colleges and universities elsewhere in
England.   His   tour   included   a   visit   to
Planning House Changing in '65?
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33 Major Scholarships Won by Aluwim
UBC alumni have been awarded a
number of important scholarships in
recent months. Among the recipients are
the following and our heartiest congratulations go to them all.
Woodrow Wilson Fellowships, worth
$1800 and tuition costs paid at any
graduate school in Canada or the United
States  were  granted these   1965  grads:
Melvyn E. Best, BSc
Dennis C. Bevington, BA
Christopher J. Brealey, BSc
Robert D. Diebolt, BA
Timothy J. Le Goff, BA
Angus G. McLaren, BA
Timothy C. Padmore, BA
Patricia L. Smith, BA
Andrew R. Spray, BSc
Patrick N. Stewart, BA
Bank of Montreal fellowships of
$3,000 were renewed for Patricia Ellis,
BA'64 and Andrew Pickard, PhD'65.
Athlone Fellowships, which cover
travel costs, living expenses, academic
fees and a book allowance for a period
of study in England, were won by
Ronald E. Pike, BASc'63, and David
A. Lloyd, BASc'62.
Wayne Lytton, BA'64, has been
awarded one of ten Rotary Foundation
fellowships for international understanding.
A $9,000 International Mineral &
Chemical Corporation scholarship for
three years of post-graduate study in
geology has been won by David A.
Mustart, BSc'65.
K. F. G. Paulus, BSc'62, will spend
the next two years in England on a
Shell Postgraduate Scholarship.
Jack Block, BA'52, MEd'63, head of
the science department at Moody Secondary School, Port Moody, will attend
Stanford University this summer on a
Shell Merit Fellowship.
Louis A. Hanic, BA'50, is the winner
of a Ford of Canada 60th anniversary
post-doctoral fellowship worth $5,000.
Brenda Buller, BHE'64, a research
fellowship granted by Iowa State University.
King Alfred's College, Winchester, where
he was a visiting lecturer in Geography
in  1956-'57.
Mr.   Hardwick   is   president   of   the
Vancouver Historical Society.
Brenton S. Brown, BA, BASc'33, has
been elected first president of the recently federalized Royal General Insurance Company. He formerly served as
secretary and managing director when
the company operated as a provincial
insurer in British Columbia.
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Douglas V. Manley, BASc, took up a
new position, that of engineer of the
City of Revelstoke, in January this year.
He had formerly been employed by the
City of Vancouver as civil engineer III.
G. M. Volkoff, BA, MA'36, DSc'45,
head of UBC's department of physics,
attended by invitation the Second Texas
Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics
held at Austin, Texas on December 15-
19. This was an international meeting
attended by over 200 experts from all
over the world called together to discuss
the recently discovered unusual astronomical objects to which the name of
Quasi Stellar Sources has been given.
Robert F. Christy, BA, MA'37, PhD
'41 (Berkeley), received a distinguished
scientific honor when he was elected a
member of the National Academy of
Sciences (U.S.) this spring. Dr. Christy
is a professor of theoretical physics at
the California Institute of Technology.
Alexander J. Wood, BSA, MSA'38,
PhD'40 (Cornell), professor of animal
husbandry, leaves UBC to take up a new
appointment as Dean of Arts and Science
at the University of Victoria. Dr. Wood,
who has more than 50 publications in
the field of science, has lectured by
invitation in Scotland. Holland, Poland.
Japan, China and Iceland as well as
Canada and the United States.
Lachlan F. MacRae, BA (Chem), BA
(Hist. & Eng.) '37, MA'37, BA (Librarian-
ship)'37 (Wash.), has been appointed
chief librarian at the University of
Guelph. Mr. MacRae was chief librarian
at the Fort William public library from
1945 to 1951, and since then has been
director of scientific information services,
defence research board of Canada. He
was president of the Ontario Library
Association from 1947 to 1949.
George F.Gregory, BA, LLB'41 (Harvard), a former Liberal MLA, has recently been named a justice of the
Supreme Court of British Columbia. Mr.
Justice   Gregory   was   appointed   to   the
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34 Charles H.
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Rome, Italy, will be home for the next
three years for Charles H. Clay, BASc.
He has been granted leave of absence
from his position of chief engineer and
chief of the fish culture branch of the
Department of Fisheries in Vancouver
to accept a three-year posting to the
fisheries division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations. His duties will include technical administration of UN special fund
projects in the fisheries field, some of
which are establishment and staffing of
several fisheries research institutes and
training centres in the developing
bar in 1941, and served with the Royal
Canadian Navy until 1945, winning the
Distinguished Service Cross.
James A. Macdonald, BA, a graduate
of the Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto and a former president of the
Vancouver Liberal Association, has been
appointed a judge of Vancouver's county
Clarence P. Idyll, BA, MA'40, PhD
(Wash.), has written a book on the sea
which has received enthusiastic critical
acclaim. Dr. Idyll is the author of
ABYSS: The Deep Sea and the Creatures That Live In It. While a student at
UBC, Dr. Idyll was president of the
class of arts 1937, treasurer of the
Student Council, a reporter on the
Ubyssey and active in other student
affairs. He named the student athletic
teams  the  "Thunderbirds."
Frank Raymond Jones, BA, BASc'39,
MASc'46, was last autumn made manager of the Texas Gulph Sulphur Co.'s
Timmins operation.
John S. Kennedy, BASc, has been
appointed sales manager of the Maritime
Cement Company, Limited. He was
formerly executive assistant—sales, at
the head office of the company in
George Wheeler Govier, BASc, MSc
(Alta.), Sc.D (Mich.), has been added to
the list of distinguished recipients of the
R. S. Jane Memorial Lecture Award.
His reputation as an engineer in Canada
has been established through his association with the University of Alberta and
the Conservation Board over a period of
twenty-five years.
Dr. Govier joined the Engineering
Faculty at the University of Alberta in
1940 as an instructor but became professor and head of the department of
chemical and petroleum engineering in
1948. At the same time he was appointed  a member  of the  Oil  and  Gas
Conservation Board. In his capacity as
a member of the Board he participated
actively in the development of Alberta's
oil and gas conservation policy with
respect to such problems as the regulation of well spacing and the proration of
oil to market demand. He participated in
the consideration of a long series of
applications for gas export permits and
contributed to their eventual resolution.
Ralph F. Patterson, BASc, MASc'40,
PhD'42 (McGill), is the new manager
of Eburne saw mills division of Canadian Forest Products Ltd. This is in
addition to his duties as general manager
of CFP pulp production.
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35 the Hon. Ray G. Williston their man of
the year last November. To make it
official a framed scroll was presented to
him by the previous year's recipient of
the award, Dr. J. B. Macdonald.
Stanley L. Harris, BASc, has received the appointment of director of
marketing of Monsanto Canada Limited.
He was manager of that company's
western operations in Vancouver from
1950 until 1959 when he was made
developments associate to their Santa
Clara, California office.
Rhoda Walton Leonard, BA, is the
author of "Wildlife Adventure Series,"
readers for grades three to five children in United States schools. The first
four books in the series were published last year and a second group of
four was due to appear early this year.
Mrs. Walton, a native of Victoria and
now a resident of Los Angeles, is a
remedial reading specialist.
John S. MacKenzie, BASc, has by a
recent appointment become general
superintendent of the plant production
division of Alcan at Arvida. Mr. MacKenzie, who joined Alcan's staff on
graduation, is well travelled. From 1947
to 1951 he served the company in British
Guiana and was then lent by them to
the Indian Aluminum Company at Calcutta where he remained for four years.
He was most recently general superintendent of the chemistry division at
Marion E. Murphy, BA, MSW
(N.Y.S.S.W. Columbia), who has been
on the executive staff of the Canadian
Welfare Council for the past twelve
years, toured the Atlantic Provinces on
behalf of the Canadian Conference on
Aging. The purpose of the conference
which will be held in lanuary, 1966, is
to draw nation-wide attention to the
problem of aging and the aged, and to
stimulate further planning and action in
promoting the welfare of the aged in
Canada, on a co-ordinated basis. Miss
Murphy has recently completed a study
on living arrangements for the aged in
Michael A. Haddon, BASc, was this
spring appointed general sales manager,
special products unit, of Canadian lohns-
Manville Co. Ltd. Mr. Haddon, a
member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, is past
vice-president   of   the   Automotive   Ser
vices Marketing Association and currently a director of the Automotive
Industries Association and chairman of
the AIA government relations committee.
John Albert Burton, BASc, BA'47, by
an appointment last April became chief
engineer of Canadian Car (Pacific).
In January William T. Lane, BA,
BCom'47, LLB'48, took over command
of the B.C. Regiment (Duke of Con-
naught's Own). Colonel Lane is a lawyer
and crown prosecutor in Richmond. He
was a member of the COTC at UBC,
joined the active force in WW II, and
was commissioned in infantry.
Donald   Francis   Griffiths,   BASc,   has
been   appointed   acting  general   superin-
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36 tendent of the metallurgical division of
The Consolidated Mining and Smelting
Company. Mr. Griffiths joined Cominco
in 1945 and has served in a number of
supervisory capacities in the zinc and
refining departments.
G. A. Johnson, BCom, by appointment
last October became director of purchasing for MacMillan, Bloedel and
Powell River Ltd.
On luly 1 Professor Douglas T.
Kenny, BA, MA'47, PhD(Wash.), will
take up his appointment as head of
UBC's psychology department, succeeding Dean Emeritus S. N. F. Chant. Professor Kenny is currently a visiting
professor of psychology at Harvard
George W. McLeod, BASc, was appointed chief engineer for Letson &
Burpee Ltd. last autumn. Mr. McLeod
was for the previous five years plant
engineer with a large pulp and paper
company at Prince Rupert.
Effective December 1 A. Douglas Belyea, BCom, became director of the
aircraft branch of the Department of
Industry and Defence Production. Mr.
Belyea joined the Department of Defence Production in 1951 and in 1959
was appointed deputy director of the
aircraft branch.
Bertram N. Brockhouse, BA MA,
(Tor.), PhDfTor.), is one of three Canadian professors elected fellows of Britain's Royal Society. Election to the
Royal Society has been described as a
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'50, is the recently appointed business
administrator for the National Council
of YMCA's of Canada. With his wife
and three children he has moved from
New Westminster, where he has been
executive director of the New Westminster YMCA-YWCA, to Toronto.
signal and relatively rare scientific honor.
Dr. Brockhouse is a professor of physics
at McMaster University.
Thomas Charles Grant, BCom, has
been appointed director of merchandising and sales promotion for Avon Products of Canada Ltd. Mr. Grant was
formerly vice-president of Claude Neon
General Advertising Limited.
Expo 67 has announced that Norman
M. Hay, BA, has been appointed head of
the Design Division, Installations Department. He is the former executive director
of the National Industrial Design Council, serving simultaneously from 1955 to
1960 as director of the National Design
After taking part in the North American Fisheries Conference in Washington,
in May, Donovan F. Miller, BCom, MSc,
'55(MIT), was off to the West Indies
with his wife for a ten-day holiday. The
conference was between Mexico, the
United States and Canada.
Mr. Miller is president of the Fisheries
Council of Canada.
Another Commerce grad., Grant K.
Moreton, BCom, was recently appointed
comptroller at the Vancouver General
Hospital where he has been a member
of staff since 1957.
H.   R.   Webster,   BA,   has   been   appointed superintendent of Riding Moun-
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37 tain National Park. He first joined the
National Parks Service in 1948. Most
recently he was in charge of the Edmonton office of the Canadian Wildlife
Service and carried out field studies in
the Province of Alberta.
New president of the Vancouver
Natural History Society is Katherine I.
Beamish, BSA, MSA'51, PhD(Wis.). Dr.
Beamish is the Society's first woman
president. She is assistant professor of
biology  and botany  at UBC.
Paul C. Gilmore, BA, MA'51 (Cambridge. Eng.), PhD'53(Amsterdam, Holland), has been awarded jointly with
another mathematician working for IBM
the Lanchester Prize of the Operations
Research Society of America for the
best paper published on operations research in 1963.
Douglas W. Glennie, BA, MA'51, has
been named senior research chemist at
Crown Zellerbach Corporation's Camas,
Wash., central research division. His
chief study will be in wood chemical
In February N. C. Nolman, BCom.
was appointed plant purchasing agent for
Monsanto Canada Limited in Oakville
and Woodbridge. Ontario. In this post he
will be responsible for procuring raw
materials and supplies for the company's
vinyl and foam operations at the two
An employee of Pacific National Exhibition. L. W. Matthews, BCom, has been
appointed general manager of the Lethbridge and District Exhibition and Fair.
After spending the year 1964 with
the FAO of the UN in the Republic of
the Philippines, Charles M. Williams,
BSA, MSA'52, is back at the University
of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, as professor and senior extension specialist,
department  of animal  science.
Douglas L. Sprung, BASc, has been
named vice-president, marketing, for
Canadian Western Pipe Mills Ltd. and
Alberta Phoenix Tube & Pipe Limited.
Fred Terentiuk, BA, is now responsible for co-ordinating programs within
University of Alberta's summer and
evening sessions. He is associate professor of physics at the U. of A.,
Calgary and his title in his new responsibility is director of continuing education.
Thomas G. Cundill, BASc, is now
chief chemist of International Nickel
Company of Canada's Port Colborne
William E. Donnelly, BA, was recently
appointed vice-president of Laurentide
Financial Corporation Ltd. He will continue to work for the president on matters relating to the development of corporate policy, planning, budgeting and in
the expansion of the corporation's foreign
In February last William H. R. Gib-
ney, BASc, was appointed operating
superintendent, Sullivan Mine, Mines
Division of The Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Company of Kimberley,
John L. Haar, BA, director of housing
at UBC, has been granted a year's leave
of absence to act as director of the new
adult education centre at Elliot Lake,
Ontario. The centre is financed under the
federal-provincial technical and vocational training agreement.
The area is said to provide "excellent
summer and winter recreational facilities," so—is there perhaps method in
John's madness?
John Klimovich, BASc, has been
transferred from his post of chief engineer of the Portland office of Sandwell
and Company Limited to chief engineer
of the Vancouver office. He joined Sandwell in 1950 and has held a number of
increasingly responsible positions on
North  American  and  overseas  projects.
New manager of Ingersoll-Rand's
Vancouver branch is Donald L. Nelson,
BASc. Mr. Nelson joined the company
in 1940, then served with the RCAF. and
took his degree following the war.
C. G. Newton, BASc, has been appointed resident engineer and mine
manager for Orecan Mines Ltd. at their
iron mine on northern Vancouver Island.
Another UBC alum, Lolita N. Wilson,
BA, MA'53, has joined the faculty of
SFU. Miss Wilson will be Dean of
Women and associate professor of psychology. She has been associate professor of psychology at the University of
Alberta, Edmonton. During the war she
served with the Canadian Women's
Army Corps,  retiring  with  the  rank of
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38 captain. After taking her second degree
she did further postgraduate work before
joining the faculty of the U. of A.
G. V. Lloyd, BA, has been named
exploration manager of Canadian Homestead Oils Limited. This follows thirteen
years' experience as a geologist in Petroleum exploration, mainly in western
Canada but also in the Canadian Arctic
and in South America.
Howard R. Nixon, BPE, MS(HEd) MS
(PE) PED(Indiana), will head Saskatchewan's proposed youth department, it has
been announced. Mr. Nixon is professor
of physical education at the University
of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. He has
served as director of recreation in Edmonton and Wetaskiwin and as a consultant with the Alberta Recreation
Association and the Saskatchewan Fitness and Recreation Division.
William G. Clarke, BASc, has been
appointed mine superintendent of the
Boss Mountain Division of Noranda
Mines Ltd. He was formerly employed by
Canadian Exploration Ltd. and Pamour
Porcupine Mines Ltd.
Last December S. Ross Johnson,
BCom, was promoted to supervisor of
Western Canadian offices of the New
York Life Insurance Company, from
agency manager in Edmonton.
W. R. Johnston, BCom, became general manager of the family business,
Johnston Motor Co. Ltd., in February
Thomas S. Campbell, BASc, has re
ceived the appointment of Acting Senior
Mining Engineer, Sullivan Mine, Mines
Division of The Consolidated Mining
and Smelting Company at Kimberley.
J. F. McWilliams, BSF, formerly
assistant to the general superintendent
at the Pacific Veneer and Plywood Division of Canadian Forest Products Ltd.,
has been appointed manager of Fort St.
John Lumber Company, Limited, at
Chetwynd, for the same organization.
New president of the B.C. School
Teachers' Federation is Rudy G. Kaser,
BA'42(U. of Alta.), BEd'55. Mr. Kaser
is head of the social studies department
at Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver.
Sir Hugh Nicholas Linstead, LLD, has
retired from the secretaryship of the
Pharmaceutical Society (England), but
will continue his work as secretary to
the Franco-British Pharmaceutical Commission and as president of the International Pharmaceutical Federation. He
holds an honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws from Toronto as well as from this
Vern J. Housez, BCom, MBA(Partial)
'60, was appointed divisional sales manager and store manager of T. Eaton's
main store in Vancouver. As divisional
sales manager he assumes full responsibility for the Company's seventeen
department stores in British Columbia
and Alberta.
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39 John C. McDermid, BCom, in January
received the appointment of vice-president
of Bowell McLean Motor Co. Ltd.
Following eight years with the company C. Clare MacSorley, BCom, has
been appointed sales supervisor—Western Canada of Nabob Foods Limited.
On April 1 Edgar Willis Epp, BSW,
became superintendent of the Prince
Albert Correctional Institute. From August 1961 up to the time of accepting
his new appointment Mr. Epp served as
executive secretary for the Prince Albert
Council, John Howard Society.
A member of the Okanagan Indian
band, Leonard S. Marchand, BSA, has
been appointed a special assistant to
Immigration Minister Jack Nicholson.
He is the first Indian graduate of the
Faculty of Agriculture and the first
Indian to be appointed to the personal
staff of a federal cabinet minister.
Hugh C. Redwood, BArch, was recently appointed an architectural consultant of the newly established Sweet's
Canadian Construction Catalogue File.
In this post Mr. Redwood will assist
manufacturers of building products with
the design of their product literature
which will be bound into the pre-filed
Sweet's Canadian Construction Catalogue
In January William David Thomas,
MD, received his FRCS in obstetrics
and gynaecology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
John Franklin Ogilvie, BSc, MSc'61,
MA'64(Cantab.) writes us that he was
elected to a Research Fellowship at
Emmanuel College, Cambridge, as of
October 1963, and was appointed assistant in research in the Department of
Physical Chemistry from January 1,
Clifton W. Healey, BCom, has been
named marketing research manager of
the Western Division of Molson's
Western Breweries Limited. During the
past four years Mr. Healey has been
engaged in marketing research for national companies in Ohio and California.
In March last David James DeBiaso,
BASc, became plant superintendent, Indium Plant, Metallurgical Division of
The Consolidated Mining and Smelting
Company at Trail.
John Wright Productions is the brainchild of John Wright, BA, and this
summer his Klondike Company goes to
Dawson City, commissioned by the city's
Klondike Visitors' Association to produce
shows in the Palace Grande Theatre and
in the restored Yukon steamboat, the
SS Keno.
Mr. Wright is a graduate in theatre.
G. Grant Clarke, BA, MA'64, who
has been a research associate with the
Alcoholism Foundation in Vancouver
for the last three years, recently left to
take up a position with the Association
of Canadian Medical Colleges in Ottawa.
This new post will involve travel to all
Canadian medical schools.
John Skelton, BSA, sends us his
change of address with the explanation
that he is now employed on that exciting
(our word), all-Canadian project Expo
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of the Entertainment Branch and will be
living in Montreal for several years to
Hans Foerstel, MSc, a planning officer
for the City of Halifax, has been presented by the Town Planning Institute
of Canada with a certificate of distinction
for "excellency in the study of town
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Chadwick, BA'53, MA'55 to Andrea
Schafer Herzog, in Oxford.
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son, BASc'59, to Shirley Jane Pettis,
January, 1965, at Truro, N.S.
scribner-mcleod. Franklin Charles
Scribner, BA'61, to Donna Marilyn
McLeod, BHE'61, on December 29,
1964, in Vancouver.
DR.   and   MRS.   THEODORE   E.   CADELL,   BA
'57, MSc'61(Mass.), PhD'63(Wisc),
(nee Lois carley, BA'57), a daughter,
Meryn Andrea, December 4, 1964, in
Brooklyn, New York.
MR. and MRS. ROBERT currie, BA'45,
(nee sylvia lees, BA'45), a son,
Callum MacKenzie, on January 28,
1965, in Guelph, Ontario.
LLB'52, twins, Paul Walter and Mary
Eileen, February 20, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec.
MR. and MRS. JOHN FRANKLIN HUTCHINSON, MA'63 (nee Patricia mary
watts, BCom'63), a son, Gordon
John, on March 11, 1965, in London,
DR.   and   MRS.   WILLIAM   N.   HOLSWORTH,
MSc'60, a son, Mark Stephen, on
February 21, 1965, in Saskatoon,
MR.  and  MRS. ROBERT B.   MACKAY,  BCom
'64 (nee gail g. Carlson, BA'63), a
daughter, Theresa Melany, on April 1,
1965, in Montreal, Quebec.
mr. and mrs. l. j. thibault (nee ann
Gladstone, BSP'61), a daughter, November 5, 1964, in Vancouver.
Mrs. Harry Barratt, BA (nee Margaret
Maud Thomson), of Vancouver, died on
April 3,  1965.
William    Henry    Taylor,    BA,    PhD
(Calif), for many years a member of the
staff of the International Monetary Fund,
died on January 8, 1965, in Washington,
D.C. He is survived by his wife, son and
Harry Katznelson, BSA'34, MSfWash.
State), PhD(Rutgers), died on February
10, 1965, in Ottawa. Dr. Katznelson,
who was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
and a Fellow of the Royal Society of
Canada, was director of the federal
department of agriculture's microbiology
research institute in Ottawa at the time
of his death. He is survived by his wife,
a son and a daughter.
Mrs. R. A. Francis, BA (nee Margaret
Ecker), died in Spain where she had
gone to visit her student daughter, on
April 3, 1965. Mrs. Francis, a well-
known newspaperwoman, helped cover
the invasion of Normandy for The Canadian Press and was the only woman
reporter at the German surrender and
armistice signing in Rheims. In the
summer 1956 Issue of the Chronicle
she contributed "A Tale of the Pub—
and After," a lighthearted account of a
lighthearted springtime pubster's prank
which must have touched a nostalgic
chord in many alumni hearts that now
mourn an old classmate.
Miss Stella Shopland, BA, MA(Wash),
an assistant professor in the Faculty of
Education, died on April 25, 1965.
After taking a diploma in library science
in Toronto, Miss Shopland worked for
six years in the Vancouver Public Library. She then became a member of
staff of the Vancouver Normal School
where she served from 1936 until the
school became part of the College of
Education at UBC, at which time she
moved with it to the campus.
At the time of her death Miss Shop-
land had very nearly completed her
work for a PhD degree from the University of Washington.
She is survived by one brother, Harold
of Ganges; three sisters: Mary of Vancouver; Mrs. John (Dorothy) Deacon of
Duncan; Mrs. Leslie (Norah) Garrick of
Mayne Island.
John E. Stephen, BA, BCom'46 died in
Montreal in early January of this year.
Mr. Stephen was a vice-president of William M. Mercer Limited at the time of
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daughter Barbara, two sons, Andrew
and Robert, and his mother, Mrs. Ida
Brian R. Baal, BSP, died in Duncan,
B.C. on December 21, 1964, after a prolonged illness. Mr. Baal had been associated with his father in pharmacy in
Sidney and for the three years prior to
his death had operated a pharmacy in
John Richardson Dymond, DSc'50,
died at his home in Toronto on February
1, 1965. He was vice-chairman of the
Federal Fisheries Research Board from
1947-53, and director of the zoology
department at the University of Toronto
from 1948-56.
Bruce K. Morrow, BA, BCom'57, an
administrator of a Winnipeg hospital,
died in Winnipeg on February 10. He is
survived by his wife and his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Morrow.
Robert E. Duggan, BSF, was the
victim of a plane crash on Bowen Island
which occurred last December 5. He is
survived by his widow, Margaret, a
daughter, Sandra, a son Geoffrey, and
his mother, Mrs. L. Jean Duggan.
Kenneth George VanSacker, BASc'57,
died in a car accident on December 23,
1964, at Shalalth, B.C. At the time of
his death he was assistant plant superintendent, Bridge River area, for B.C.
Hydro and Power Authority. He is survived by his wife Gail, four children,
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A C. VanSacker of Duncan, and a brother
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41 U.B.C. Alumni Association Directory
University Associations Regional Committees
E. Kootenay Post-Secondary
Education Association
president:  Ray Cooper, Box 28, Creston.
vice-presidents:   Maurice   G.   Klinkhamer,   Box
849,   Cranbrook;   Frank   Goodwin,   Box   801,
Kimberley; Judge M. Provenzano, Box 2406,
secretary:  Bill Phillips, Box 158, Cranbrook.
kimberley:   L.   F.   H.   Garstin,   Box   313;   Mat
fernie:   H. D. Stuart,  Box 217, Fernie;  F. C.
Hislop,  Box 490, Fernie.
creston:   Alan  B.   Staples,  Box  280;  Dr.  J.  V.
Murray, Box 270.
cranbrook:    Percy   B.   Pullinger,   Box   9;   Mrs.
Marion Pennington, Box 88.
inveremere:   Mrs.  G. A. Duthie; Tom Hutchison.
Fraser Valley
president: Norman Severide, BA'49, LLB'50,
Drawer 400, Langley.
past president: Mrs. G. E. W. Clarke, BA'22,
2351 Lobban Road, Abbotsford.
vice-president:   Dr.  Mills  F.  Clarke,  BSA'35,
MSA'37,  c/o  Dominion  Experimental  Farm,
secretary: Hunter B. Vogel, HA'58, 19952 New
McLellan Road, R.R. No. 7, Langley.
abbotsford—John     Wittenberg,     33551     Braun
Avenue, Box 1046; William H. Grant, BEd'47,
Maple Street,  Box 37.
aggassiz—Dr. Douglas Taylor, BSA'39, c/o Experimental Farm.
chilliwack—Judge F. K. Grimmett, BA'32, Box
10,  Sardis; Frank Wilson, MA'37, 25 Clarke
cloverdale—Harold S. Keenlyside, BA'35,
Drawer 579.
cultus lake—W. N. Swanzey, BEd'57, 379
Cedar St.
haney—Mervyn M. Smith, BA'34, 12283 North
8th Avenue.
hope—Eugene Olson.
langley—Dr.  Chapin Key,  Box 636.
mission—Wilfred R. Jack, BA'35, MA'37, McTaggart  Road, Hatzic.
white rock—Miss Jessie E. Casselman, BA'23,
14034 Marine Drive.
Okanagan Mainline
president:    Mrs.   H.   J.   MacKay,   BA'38,   Box
129, Revelstoke.
past   president:    Dr.   E.   M.   Stevenson,   MD
(Western  Ont.),  3105 - 31st St., Vernon.
Armstrong—Ronald R. Heal, BSA'47, Box 391.
golden—Mrs. Trevor Burton.
kamloops—Roland G. Aubrey, BArch'51, 242
Victoria Street.
kelowna—John   Dyck,   BSP'51,   Dyck's  Drugs
Ltd., 545 Bernard Ave.
kerembos—Joseph A. (John) Young, BCom'49,
MEd'61, R.R. No. 1.
lumby—Ken   B.   Johnson,    Merritt   Diamond
Mills, P.O. Box 10.
Oliver—Rudolf P. Guidi, BA'53, BEd'55, Principal, Elementary School.
osoyoos—Mrs.   Douglas   Fraser,   BA'32,   R.R.
No. 1.
penticton—Mrs. V. Dewar, 12 Lambert Drive,
R.R. No. 1, Penticton.
revelstoke—Mrs.  H. J.  MacKay,  BA'38,   Box
salmon arm—Dr. W. H. Letham, BSA'42, Box
summerland—Preston  Mott.
vernon—Mrs. Peter G. Legg, BA'37, Box 751.
Vancouver Island
president—Harold S. Mclvor, BA'48, LLB'49,
Box 160, Courtenay.
past president—John R. Caldwell, BA'48, LLB
'49, Box 820, Campbell River.
vice-president—Robert St. G. Gray, 1766 Taylor
St., Victoria.
secretary—Mrs. J. H. Moore, BA'27, Norcross
Rd., R.R.4, Duncan.
alberni-port alberni—W. Norman Burgess, BA
'40, BEd'48, 518 Golden Street, Alberni.
Campbell river—Mrs. W. J. Logie, BA'29, Box
chemainus—Mrs. A. A. Brown, BA'45, Box 266.
ladysmith—Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29, Box 37.
nanaimo—Hugh B. Heath, BA'49, LLB'50, Box
parksville-qualicum—J.    L.    Nicholls,    BA'36,
BEd'53, Principal, Junior-Senior High School,
Qualicum Beach.
shawnigan   lake—Edward   R.   Larsen,   BA'48,
Shawnigan Lake School.
victoria—David Edgar, BCom'60, LLB'61, 929
Fairfield Road, Victoria.
Regional Committees
Central B.C.
chairman—Mrs. G. C. Kellett, BSc(Alta), 2293
McBride Crescent, Prince George.
prince george—Rev. Newton C. Steacy, BA'52,
3760 Dezell Dr.
quesnel—N. Keis, BSA'50, Box 658.
vanderhoof—Alvin   W.   Mooney,   BA'35,   MD
and MSc(Alta), Box 56.
Williams lake—Mrs. C. Douglas Stevenson, BA
'27, Box 303.
West Kootenay
chairman—R.   J.   H.   Welton,   BASc'46,    1137
Columbia Avenue, Trail.
argenta—Mr. Stevenson.
castlegar—Edwin   McGauley,   BA'51,   LLB'52,
Box 615.
grand  porks—E.  C.  Henniger,  Jr.,   BCom'49,
Box 10.
nelson—Leo  S.   Gansner,   BA,   BCom'35,   c/o
Garland, Gansmer & Arlidge, Box 490.
riondel—Herman Nielsen, Box 75.
Branches and Contacts
British Columbia
ashcroft—Gordon H. S. Parke, BSA'52, Bonaparte Ranch, Cache Creek.
Bella coola—Milton C. Sheppard, BA'53, BEd
'54, Box 7.
bralorne—J. S. Thompson, BASc'50, Box 301.
clinton—Kenneth Beck,  BSP'57, Box  159.
fort st. john—Art Fletcher, BCom'54, Supervising Principal, North Peace River High
School, Box 640.
grantham's landing—M. R. Kitson, BASc'56,
Hudson hope—W. O. Findlay, Bag Service No.
7, Fort St. John, B.C.
lillooet—Harold E. Stathers, BSP'53, Box 548.
lytton—David S. Manders, BA'39, Box 5.
MERRnr—Richard M. Brown, BA'48, LLB'52.
powell river—F. A. Dickson, BASc'42, 3409
prince rupert—Robert C. S. Graham, Box 188.
Princeton—Robert B. Cormack, BA'49, BEd'57,
Box 552.
sicamous—W. Ellaschuk, BA'50, Box 9.
squamish—Mrs. G. S. Clarke, Box 31.
terrace—Ronald   Jephson,   LLB'56,   P.O.   Box
texada—Mrs. Dorothy Halley, BA'29, Box 91,
Gillies Bay.
zeballos—Mrs.   Joan   St.   Denis,   BSN'59,   c/o
Gran Bay Logging Co.
Canada (except B.C.)
calgary, alberta—Richard H. King, BASc'36,
Oil & Conservation Board, 603 - 6th Avenue,
deep river, ONTARIO—D. D. Stewart, BA'40, 4
Macdonald Street.
Edmonton—Lawrence L. Wilson, BA '48, Hospital Consultant, Misericordia Hospital.
guelph—Walter H. A. Wilde, BA'50, 4 Cedar
Hamilton, Ontario—Harry L. Penny, BA, BSW
'56, MSW'57, 439 Patricia Drive, Burlington.
London, Ontario—Mrs. Brian Wharf, 134 Biscay
manotick, ont.—John W. Green, BCom'39,
Box 295.
medicine hat—Harry H. Yuill, BCom'59, 473
First Street, S.E.
Montreal, p.q.—L. Hamlyn Hobden, BA'37,
MA'40, c/o Pemberton, Freeman, Mathers &
Milne, Ltd., 1980 Sherbrooke St. W., MU. 25.
moose   jaw,    sask.—Melvin    Shelly,    BASc'55,
MBA'57,  1156-3rd Ave. N.W.
Ottawa,  Ontario—Thomas E.  Jackson,  BA'37,
516   Golden   Avenue,   Highland   Park   Drive,
Ottawa 3.
Peterborough, Ontario—R. A. Hamilton, BASc
'36, 640 Walkerfield Avenue.
port Arthur,  Ontario—Sydney Burton  Sellick,
BSF'52, 389 College Street.
sackville,    n.s.—Dr.    David    M.    MacAulay,
BSW'61,   Dean's   Apt.
saskatoon, Saskatchewan—Dr. Alex J. Finlayson,  BA'55,  MSc'56, 202  S.  Cumberland.
ST. John's, Newfoundland—Dr. V. S. Papezich,
Memorial  University.
Sydney, n.s.—Robt. Algar, c/o Dosco Steel Co.
Toronto, Ontario—Donald J. Hudson, BA'52,
11a,  6  Vendome  Place,  Don  Mills.
welland, Ontario—John Turnbull, BASc'55,
MASc'58, Box 494, Fonthill, Ontario.
Winnipeg—Gordon Elliott, BCom'55, Personnel
Office, T. Eaton Co. Ltd., Portage Avenue &
Donald Street, Winnipeg 2, Manitoba.
wolfville, nova scotia—Bruce Robinson,
BA'36, BASc'36,  MBA'63,  Box 446.
England & wales—Mrs. J. W .R. Adams, BA
'23, Thurnham Grange, Thurnham near Maidstone, Kent, England.
Mrs.  C.  A.   S.  Turner,   "Blue  Shutters,"   120
Myton Road, Warwick.
Nigeria—Robert A. Food, BCom'59, P.O. Box
851, Lagos.
trinidad—Lome D. R. Dyke, Commercial Division, Box 125, Port of Spain.
United States
bozeman, mont.—Mrs. Glennys Christie,
BA'54, 509 W. Cleveland.
California, northern — (Chairman) — Charles
A. Holme, BCom'50, MBA(Western Ont.),
2478 33rd Avenue, San Francisco 16. san
francisco—Dr. Oscar E. Anderson, BA'29,
MA'31, 185 Graystone Terrace; santa Clara
—Mrs. Fred M. Stephen, BA'25, 381 Hayes
Avenue; Stanford—Harold J. Dyck, BA'53,
Building 315, Apt. 14, Stanford Village.
California, southern—Los angeles—Mrs. Elizabeth Berlot, BA'40, No. 40 - 3806 Carnavon
Way, Zone 27.
Chicago, Illinois—Mrs. Richard H. Thompson,
BA'59, 2255 St. John's Avenue, Highland
Park, Illinois.
Honolulu, Hawaii—Donald M. McArthur, BA
'21, 295 Wailupe Cir.
madison, Wisconsin—H. Peter Krosby, BA'55,
MA'58, PhD (Columbia), Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Wisconsin.
new mexico—Dr. Martin B. Goodwin, BSA'43,
Box 974, Clovis, N.M.
new york, new york—Miss Rosemary Brough,
BA'47, No. 4L - 214 East 51st Street.
ohio—Mrs. Milford S. Lougheed, BA'36, MA
(Bowling Green), 414 Hillcrest Drive, Bowling
Portland, Oregon—Dr. David B. Charlton, BA
'25, 2340 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1048.
Seattle, Washington—R. J. Boroughs, BA'39,
MA'43,   17016-35th Ave.  S.W.
spokane, Washington—Don W. Hammersley,
BCom'46, 212 Symmons Building.
Other Countries
Ethiopia—Arthur  H.   Sager,   BA'38,   Box   3005,
United  Nations  ECA,  Addis  Ababa.
France—Nigel Kent-Barber,  BA'61, chez Mile.
Viguerie, 35 rue de la Harpe, Paris, Ve.
Greece—Edmond   E.   Price,   BCom   '59,   Canadian Embassy, Athens.
ISRAEL—Arthur   H.   Goldberg,   BA'48,   57   Ben
Yehuda  St.,  Tel Aviv.
japan—Takashi   Kiuchi,   MA'60,    13,6-Chome,
Iigura-machi, Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo.
kenya—Dr.   Gordon   M.   Wilson,   BA'49,   Box
5837,  Nairobi.
south   Africa—Donald    H.    Leavitt,    Box    683,
Cape Town.
Sudan—Allan C. Brooks, BA'48, c/o UNTAB,
P.O. Box 913, Khartoum, Sudan.
Sweden—Mrs. L. D. Hayward, BA'41, Geijers-
gartan 12C, Uppsala.
Norway—Bjorn   W.   Meyer,   BCom'62,   Blokk-
vien 34, Sandvika, nr. Oslo.
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