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The UBC Alumni Chronicle Mar 31, 1964

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  smaller world, isn't it?
And growing smaller with every breakthrough in
communications! As space is mastered...capitals converge... frontiers draw together...far-off shores move
in just a little closer.
The nearer Valparaiso is drawn to Vancouver, the
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That's why, in a world grown smaller, the Bank of
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Bank of Montreal U.B.C. ALUMNI
Volume 18, No. 1 — Spring, 1964
Elizabeth B. Norcross, BA'56
Roger McAfee, BA'62, edilorial assistant
Doreen Bleackley, staff assistant
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53
John L. Gray, BSA'39, chairman
Cecil Hacker, BA'33, past chairman
L. E. Barber, BSA'47, MSA'50
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29
Mrs. J. J. Cvelkovich, BA'57
Stan Evans, BA'41, BEd'44
Allan Fotheringham, BA'54
Himie Koshevoy, '32
Frank P. Levirs, BA'26, MA'31
J. A. (Jock) Lundie, BA'24
Mrs. Frances Tucker, BA'50
Published quarterly by the Alumni Association of ihe
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4 Editorial
5 Most Valuable 10,000 Acres
7 British Columbia's Fifth City
10-11   Loggerheads
14 China Once Visited
16 A Satirist views a burning question
18 Student News
20 University News
21 Alumni Annual Giving Annual Report
26 University News continued
28 Alumni Association News
32 Alumnae and Alumni
42 "Be Our Doctor Watson"
Cover Picture
The artist's eye saw this delightful pattern in light and
shade, and captured it on film. The scene, of course,
is the foyer of the new Frederic Wood Theatre. The
photographer was student Paul Clancy, Arts III.
Other photos by Paul Clancy are on pages 7, 8, 9
and 19. Exciting Year,
Satisfying Year
Paul S. Plant
Since publication of "The Challenge of Growth" there
have been several positive forms of endorsement for the
work of President Macdonald and for the work of the
Board of Governors that have enabled them to begin to
implement their plans. It was most encouraging to learn
that UBC's operating needs in the coming year have been
met by the Provincial Government in its grant to UBC
this year. We compliment the Provincial Government on
this demonstration of confidence in the job being done at
UBC. We compliment the Provincial Government as well
for recognizing that planning is necessary to minimize the
extraordinary expenses that will be incurred in coping
with the explosion in numbers of students applying for
higher education in the next four or five years.
The Board's plan outlined four main areas of support.
The Provincial Government has come up with its share of
the increased financial support necessary at UBC in
1964/65. Admitted, its support for capital projects was
below the requested amount, but the important and
urgently necessary money for operating in the coming
year was granted. It is the purpose of this editorial to
explore the other avenues open to UBC to more than
make up for the short-fall in the Provincial Government
capital grant.
"The Challenge of Growth" states that all major areas
should increase their contribution to the operation and
growth of UBC, and since the Provincial Government has
done its share and the revenue derived from student fees
will also be increased, it is essential that we look at the
support received from the Federal Government and from
the miscellaneous grants and contributions category, both
of which mean so much to this University.
If proper development is to occur in the field of graduate studies in this country, it will be economical and expedient to develop it on a regional basis—on a basis that
extends beyond provincial boundaries. To do this the per
capita contribution now made by the Federal Government
must be supplemented with increased grants for capital
purposes for the development of facilities primarily in the
graduate field.
At the present time, there is a brief before the Minister
of Finance submitted by the Canadian Universities Foundation suggesting that the Government of Canada establish
a fund of 300 million dollars for matching capital grants
to universities. It is our sincere hope that such a fund will
be established this year for each year brings a new urgency
to the case for supporting higher education on a regional
basis rather than on a provincial basis. Federal endorsement of this plan would recognize that the need to create
university teachers is a Federal problem as well as a Provincial one. The need to create facilities for graduate studies
and for research are as well primarily a Federal problem
for Provincial Governments will be pressed to the limit
of their resources in the years ahead to cope with the
growth in undergraduate facilities. If this fund were established in the coming session in Ottawa, there is every
likelihood that the monies available for capital expansion
at UBC this coming year through the Provincial Government and other sources would, in effect, be doubled by
matching monies from Ottawa.
UBC now has a plan and can begin implementing it. In
the coming months we hope to see further endorsement of
the Board's plan not only through increased Federal support, but also through increased support from miscellaneous
gifts and grants. A permanent ongoing department of the
President's office should be concerned with stimulating interest from all areas of private support for operating and
capital projects. Business, Industry, Alumni and private
citizens can be encouraged to increase their support if
thoughtful, constructive and coordinated presentations are
made through a program maintained by the Alumni and
Administration at UBC.
This past year has been a most challenging one for
Alumni of UBC, particularly here in British Columbia. It
has been an exciting year, a satisfying year, and it has been
an honour to have had the privilege of working with the
Board of Management of our Alumni Association in these
times. It is my sincere hope that my successor and those
who follow him will see that the courage shown during
the past year by Dr. Macdonald and his Board of Governors will have served to maintain the high standards and
enviable reputation that our University has enjoyed for
over fifty years.
Alumni Association President MOST VALUABLE
The Research Forest is self-supporting.
Passing into legend, with the Fairview Shacks and the
Great Trek, is the campus forest that once served forestry
students for all their field work. To-day a tract approximately 10,000 acres in extent, situated 36 miles from the
campus, serves the Faculty of Forestry as their outdoor lab.
It was twenty-one years ago that the then department of
forestry saw the axe at the root of the campus tree and
leased from the government a forest tract 7 miles long by
2.5 miles wide just north of Haney. It was Crown granted
to the University in 1949.
The tract, as a publication of the Faculty states, provides
problem areas of almost every conceivable kind, thus making it pretty close to ideal as a research forest. It contains
old-growth timber, young growth which has followed forest
fires at various times in the last 200 years, and the very
youthful growth following logging in the 1920's and early
1930's. There are also the infants coming on in the 600
acres that have been logged by UBC since 1953. The
result is that the UBC foresters have a forest with many
variations in the manner of stocking, age of growth, and
species. There are trees still standing in the tract which
were reaching maturity when Magna Charta was signed,
any one of which could provide the lumber and plywood
for several homes. Every day of the growing season junior
members of the family add enough growth to build two
large houses.
The major commercial species in the research forest are
Douglas fir, western hemlock, western red cedar.
A permanent staff of five is attached to the university
forest. There are the director, Mr. Robert E. Breadon, Research Forester John Walters, Operations Forester D. Sie-
bert, a caretaker and a technician. In addition, two research
assistants work on the campus, one concerned with processing data with the electronic computer, the other with
analysis of quality of wood from the forest.
In summer, the working population jumps. Last year, 16
junior forest wardens were employed, and three third-year
students as research and survey assistants. There is a con
stant coming and going of foresters on a temporary basis,
doing inventory and survey work.
In the chain of command, the director reports to Dean
Wright and is assisted by an advisory committee of which
Dr. J. Harry G. Smith is chairman.
Ten years ago, in 1954, the Canadian Forestry Association certified the UBC research forest as Tree Farm No. 1.
On that occasion Dr. H. R. MacMillan predicted that this
tract would become the most important 10,000 acres of
forest in British Columbia. Has that prediction been justified?
If this province hopes to continue to live by its forest
products, fulfilment of that hope probably depends to a
great extent on the research work being done in the University's 10,000 acres and the men being trained through
it. More and more of British Columbia's export markets
are learning to produce for their own needs, making it essential that the province find the most efficient means of
production, from seedling to newsprint and plywood.
In the past the emphasis in research has been on fir; now
it has switched to hemlock. Not that Douglas fir has
ceased to be our most valuable commercial species, but
simply that the sustained yield program is restricting the
amount that can be sold, whereas there is a vast amount
of hemlock waiting for uses to be found for it.
Then there is the fast-growing poplar, useful for plywood but not as useful as it might be. Breeding of hybrids
is therefore being tried in the Research Forest.
At the moment there are 43 experimental plantations in
the Haney tract. Research projects being conducted by
graduate students and by faculty members include such
things as study of various commercial fertilizer applications to Douglas fir seedlings, study of control of white
pine blister rust, the application of soil-sterilants to planting-site preparation, and so on and on for many pages of
the 1963 Annual Report of the Faculty of Forestry. In
addition, Cominco has given a grant for the study of
(Continued page 6) 10f 000 Acres
(from page 5)
Planting gun, when operational, will permit planting of
1400 trees an hour, as against present 500 per day.
the influence of chemical fertilization on cone production
in Douglas fir.
Among the more dramatic research projects being carried
out is that with John Walters' planting gun, the patent
rights for which he has turned over to the University.
Planting is one phase of Douglas fir farming that has so
far been a hold-out against automation, and the alternative, re-stocking by natural means, can take as long as ten
Mr. Walters began working on his planting gun and
bullets idea back in 1950, when he was still a student. Now
the gun, the fourth to be designed and tested, while considered a prototype, is operational, and this new planting
technique has embarked on the years of research that will
be necessary before it can be offered for general use.
The planting gun technique involves starting Douglas
fir seed in plastic containers. In due process of time, the
seedlings, in their containers, are fed into the gun which
then meters them out one at a time, forcing the bullet,
with the baby tree's roots safely inside, into the ground.
The bullet has a built-in weakness on one side which
allows the growing roots to fracture it. Unlike the bare-
rooted seedlings of conventional planting practice, this
little tree is undisturbed at time of setting out.
Currently, it takes a man one day to set out 500 seedlings. When the gun is perfected for general use, it will
take him one hour to plant 1400, the first major breakthrough in planting technique in centuries. With cost of
planting now standing at $12 per acre, a break-through is
The Research Forest is not just a laboratory for the many
research projects being carried on there; it is a basic teaching tool for the Faculty. At the beginning of their second
year, right after Labour Day, forestry students spend a
ten-day camp in the forest, studying survey methods. At
the end of their third year they spend twenty-one field days
there, one-third of them in mensuration, one-third in silviculture, and one-third in forest harvesting. To-day, 60% of
B.C.'s registered foresters have received some of their training in the research forest.
The UBC forest comes back to the campus, with the
information secured in the field becoming part of the classroom teaching program.
Unlike most teaching tools, the forest is self-supporting
and has been since 1956. Practising what they preach, the
staff operates it on a sustained yield basis, with cut balancing growth, except that Typhoon Frieda was an unwelcome
windfall (in more senses than one), and necessitated logging 10 million board feet in 1963, a much higher than
usual figure.
Of course, if the forest produces many more precocious
babies such as the one whose arrival was announced last
fall, a cut of 10 million board feet may become commonplace. That baby, now an 18-foot stripling, was a seed
planted in the spring of 1956. Eighteen months later the
seedling was set out in an alder bottom and by 1961 had
attained a normal height of 7 feet. The next growing season
the miracle started to happen and the young tree added
an unprecedented 5 feet to its height. It followed this up
last year by beating its own record and jumping another
6 feet.
The forestry men, accustomed to think in terms of a
90-year crop, are studying this sport of nature with all the
keenness of scientists and all the unjustified pride of parenthood. To the layman it is obvious the stripling is merely
confused by its environment and thinks it is an alder.
Infant phenomena aside, few universities in North
America have as well-developed a forest as UBC for the
carrying out of long-term research projects. It may well
prove to be the province's most valuable 10,000 acres as
Dr. MacMillan suggested. BRITISH
There are university towns and university towns. Usually the term denotes a town dominated by the university; out at West Point Grey it
means that the university is a town,
and British Columbia's fifth in size, at
that. With upwards of 18,000 citizens
thronging its malls on a busy winter
day, the UBC Campus City has a
larger population than Nanaimo, only
a little smaller than North Vancouver.
(If it seems like more at lunchtime,
that's an optical illusion born of
Besides population, Campus City
has most of the other components and
features of a town, such as police and
fire departments, restaurants, residences, and detour signs.
Those detour signs are most of them
necessitated by excavations for new
sewer and water mains, which reflect
the building program, which in turn
reflects the population explosion. It is
Lectures and labs, are staple of
Campus City. Here, Home Ec. students  work   on   a  problem   in   food
(continued page 8—Campus City) (from page 7)
CITY. . .
100 fire calls in '63
Brock Caf. is a centre of high population density when the 12:30 rush jams
the food outlets.
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Campus City itself, not Vancouver,
which keeps up all services.
Sir Ouvry Roberts' traffic and security police force of 16 men, essential in
a town with the population density of
the campus, is trained in both traffic
control and security, with every man
a certificated first-aider as well.
The fire department has fortunately
had no job of the magnitude of the
Brock Hall fire since that disaster, but
smaller outbreaks (they answered approximately 100 calls in 1963) and the
occasional arsonist at work keep the 16
men and 2 pieces of equipment in
practice and tuned up. Add fire prevention, a major part of their work,
and it's a busy department.
Food Services refuse to guesstimate
how many meals they serve in a day,
since "meals" can range from coffee at
a snack bar to a full-course dinner in
the Faculty Club dining-room. Nine
university - operated eating places
struggle   with   line-ups   at   the   peak
lunch-hour, from the newest, the Pon-
derosa, with its tables for 600, to the
"caf." (Yes, it still echoes down the
Also like any other town, Campus
City has its Health Services, with an
outpatient department which sees an
average of 30,000 patients a year, and
a 27-bed hospital.
Other amenities of a town to be
found on the campus are a bank, a
post office, bookstore and stationer, a
shop (College) where the ubiquitous
black umbrella, necessary adjunct to
the open campus, is a best seller.
Although there are no churches on
campus, at least the five theological
colleges have each their chapels, and
churches are situated only just outside the confines of this report.
Campus City being more nearly
analogous to a company town than
any other type, its staple lectures and
labs, rather than pulp and paper, a
paternalistic government supplies what
A section of Campus City's "underground" which cuts across the Main
CITY. . .
the non-existent city hall cannot—
gymnasium, playing fields, winter
sports centre, swimming pool, and
libraries, art galleries, theatres and
What does Campus City lack that
other towns of comparable size have?
A few things, if one is forced to
honesty, but in the main the differences lie more in emphasis than in
the variety of services. The 600,000-
volume library, though relatively weak
on the fiction side, is still a good library and rather larger than a North
Vancouver would provide for its citizens. Its sports facilities, catering to a
predominantly young adult population, might well be the envy of Campus City's largest neighbour.
The components of a town which
UBC possesses are ordinary enough,
but Campus City certainly produces
some unique manifestations of those
components. Take population. Is there
any other town in the province which
can match a twenty-four hour fluctuation of 18,000-plus down to 3,000?
(The village of 3,000 represents the
people who sleep in Campus City.)
Over half-million books
Population is probably the most interesting fact about the campus town.
On any Monday or Wednesday during
the winter session the malls are
crowded and the eating places jammed
—at the appropriate hours—with close
to 15,000 students and over 3,000
others, made up of faculty, administrative and other staff.
In mid-afternoon the numbers begin
to thin out a little, vacant places appear in the parking lots and at the
meters, there may even be empty seats
in the library. At 8 o'clock, on just
about any night of the week, including
Saturdays, there is an influx of Vancouver citizenry in numbers ranging
from a low of possibly 300-400 cars on
an off night to 3,000 on a big night
(higher still if there is a once-in-a
season event taking place), with a
more usual figure of 1,000. Some of
these people come twice a week to take
courses for credit, others for non-
credit courses, for special lectures, or
theatre presentations.
By 11 p.m. the windows of classroom blocks and library are dark, car
headlights on the boulevard grow rare;
Campus City settles down to sleep.
Inventor of
new question
... In many institutions, a large
part of education beyond the high
school is devoted not to the fostering
of creativity but to the preparation of
various sorts of technicians and practitioners, by imparting know-how,
skills and techniques. The student
learns the accepted answers to old
questions, how the thing is currently
being done. Creativity, however, invents new questions; it questions the
accepted answers. It boldly asserts, "It
ain't necessarily so."
Now, techniques, skills and know-
how are not to be despised. Persons
who possess them keep the social
machine running smoothly. Society
needs many more practising physicians
than medical researchers. Furthermore,
creative research is itself highly dependent upon techniques, instruments and
technicians, as is evident in the prevalence of teamwork in the research of
today. My point is rather that the process designed to produce the vast numbers of clinical physicians needed by
society must at the same time be able
to clear the way for the emergence of
a Pasteur ....
—Dr. Joel H. Hildehrand in The New
York University Alumni News, October 1953. "The most
divides the
academic year
into three terms,"
says Mary MacKay.
Mrs. H. J. (Mary) MacKay, BA'38
Crisis!—a small but powerful word, very prevalent today.
In the life of our own university—and indeed we are
not alone—we are faced with the crisis of ever-increasing
enrolment; of recruiting sufficient faculty and staff; of supplying enough classrooms and equipment and books; of
meeting operational expenses, and of providing more scholarships, bursaries and loans.
There is no one certain solution, for demands are ever-
changing. We have come to accept, since Canadian
universities first opened their doors, an academic year of
two terms, interspersed with numerous vacation periods.
Canada's present university year is the shortest in the
western world.
Some educationists, both in Canada and the United
States, have advocated year-round operation of universities,
with greatly reduced vacation periods for both staff and
students. This remedial concept seems to be gaining
momentum, a little slowly in Canada—too slowly, in the
eyes of some, to meet the crisis—but more rapidly in the
United States. There, some 75 institutions of all types and
sizes have accepted the year-round calendar, with a further
85 considering the changeover.
A review of recent literature shows that there have been
advanced various schemes for year-round operation, dealing
with number and length of terms, the length of time a
professor could or should teach each year, the number of
terms the student might attend each year, the number of
courses he might undertake, and so on.
It would seem that the most efficient calendar is one that
divides the academic year into three terms, or quarters,
with equal enrolment at the beginning of each term. Large
bodies of undergraduates are thus broken down into manageable and more satisfactory groups. A professor would
not be obliged to teach all terms during the calendar year,
though if he did he could expect to receive a proportionate
increase in salary. The student would not be compelled to
take all terms during the year, though if he did it would
ultimately amount to either acceleration—graduating a year
or so earlier—or enrichment—complementing his degree
course with other subjects not directly related.
A study made at the University of Pittsburgh is sum-
(continued page 12)
10 L
can't be
into pill form,
claims Wendy Moir.
Wendy Moir, Law III
Debating in favour of the status quo, the seven-
month university session, I am prepared to ignore the most
obvious defence of finances. The more appealing defence
to those of us who cherish education involves the concept
of a university.
The tendency today is to measure progress in terms of
"numbers"—number of courses taken, number of months
spent studying, number of exams, passed and number of
degrees awarded. There is an alarming desire to speed up
the acquisition of these "numbers" and drape them on the
young. The ambition of many is to hustle young men and
women through university with all haste and all degrees
so that they may contribute their education to the betterment of society as soon as possible. There is perhaps a
little merit in the argument, but it ignores the very essence
of university education.
A university is not a factory designed to grind out
human IBM machines. Its prime purpose through history
has been to provide a home for men and women to
"create." We assume that they are given tools in the
abilities  to  read   and   write   at   an   earlier   stage,   and   in
university "guide lines" are set out by which they can
pursue a line of independent thought and research. Progress in any field must come from a knowledge of the past
and an ability to create for the future.
Then why is seven months better suited to the university's purpose? It is a compromise of sorts. The European system of education which, by and large, allows its
students to pursue self-charted courses of studies for four
exam-less years, flourishes on a yearly basis broken by-
long holidays. There is no rude "departmentalizing" of a
year into four quarters, two or three for study and any
one of the four for earning money. It is a well-integrated
year devoted to the development of thinking processes and
the logical extension of that—the ability to lucidly "talk" a
Because we believe that universities exist for those with
ability whether they are financially able or not, Canadian
universities bow to economic pressure and shift holidays
into one block so that the able but penurious can earn an
education. This has had its advantages too. The Canadian
(continued page 13)
1 1 (from page 10)
marized by the Canadian Foundation for Educational
Development (1963) as follows: Year-round operation presented a new approach to the problem of encompassing the
enormous growth in knowledge. It brought the learning
and maturative concepts closer together, enabling more
mature students to attain professional status when they are
at the height of their strength, energy and creativity; this
benefited all of society. It enabled any student who wished
to do so, to acquire both a liberal and professional education in the time normally required to obtain one or the
other. This would give to society a sufficient number of
qualified individuals to maintain it in a competitive position vis a vis other societies.
Certainly there would be administrative problems created
by any revision of the calendar year and curriculum.
But no calendar system should be rejected because of possible initial operational difficulties. In the end it must be
shown to be academically sound and economically feasible.
Changes might not necessarily involve all faculties at the
same time, if at all. The Faculty of Education, for instance,
might be a particular problem, in that so many summer
courses are offered to elementary and secondary teachers
whose own calendar year is at variance with the year-round
university concept. Some American universities have got
around this by splitting their third term into sub-terms,
thereby allowing more concentrated study of fewer subjects
in either sub-term.
There are certain misconceptions which need exploring
before we could effectively change our calendar system. It
is suggested that such changes could drastically affect the
lives of the faculty, by increasing teaching loads, allowing
less time for research, writing, travel, etc. This need not
happen if it is understood that there is no compulsion for
faculty to spend a whole year at a time in the classroom.
Their time may be as flexible as that of the students; only
the plant and equipment of the campus need be put to
work for twelve months. The teaching load might even be
lightened by introducing more teaching aids—closed circuit TV, films, recordings—to say nothing of more teacher's
assistants and clerical help.
Another area of concern lies in recruiting sufficient
faculty to cope with increased enrolment. The flexibility of
the system leaves various ponderables. At one American
university it was felt that by making better use of existing
faculty resources, and by attracting larger numbers of qualified people to the teaching profession, the year-round function would in fact reduce by 20r'f the number of university
teachers required, and would provide them with a higher
yearly income. This would do much to attract new people
to the field and retain those already there, instead of losing
them to business, industry and other professions. Nor should
the authorities overlook the teaching resources within the
community which could be tapped for part-time instruction.
It is commonly believed that many of our classes are too
large for proper instruction. Yet experiments have shown
that the size of the class has little effect on the learning
process, the major factor being the skill of the lecturer
and his teaching aids. There is also the argument that
division of the academic year into more terms, with opportunity to enroll in any term would tend to alleviate the
overcrowding of classes.
As for the students themselves, questionnaires (American)
have indicated that well over half of them are favourable
to year-round operation. The possibility of acceleration is
attractive to pre-professional, career-oriented, ambitious
students, as well as being an incentive to post-graduate
study. It would appear that those students attending all
terms are motivated to produce significantly higher performance.
The problem of student finances is one that must be
solved either by the student, his parents, the government
or some other agency. The idea of Learn now—Pay later
loans merits some attention. Borrowing money for an
accelerated year-round program seems sound both academically and economically. It has been shown in the United
States that it is more profitable financially to borrow money
and complete a degree course in perhaps less than three
years, than to work summers and extend the amount of
time required for the same degree.
Under the new concept known as "co-operative education" a student may undertake to study certain terms, the
remainder of the year to be spent applying "on the spot"
his knowledge so far gained. This could imply certain
remuneration for the student, while also relieving the
labour picture by preventing the many student job-seekers
flooding the market simultaneously.
Yes, there are problems, always problems. But solutions
must be found, and soon. One suggestion, in approaching
the crises in higher education, is to establish standing committees of faculty and administrative personnel, to continually assess the need for increasing the utilization of
facilities through calendar revision. Traditional methods
and obsolete curriculum need to be re-examined and
modernized. There is a growing public awareness of the
university and its work; society is demanding more of its
university graduates. Let's show them what can be done!
12 (from page 11)
student is probably better oriented into society than the
European student.
The length of time to savour a subject still remains
intact, though. We are not subject to a jolting system of
three-month cram courses upset by constant "beginnings"
and "endings." Rather we have the development of a
course to something approaching an appreciation of it.
We are not weighted down by a vicious time element that
takes joy from research and demands as a criterion of
success pounds of facts rather than precious ounces of
original thought.
Surely we cannot afford to entirely sacrifice originality
to expediency. I, for one, shrink in horror at the thought
of our universities churning out 22 and 23 year-old PhDs.
What a price they must pay!
It couldn't even be in society's best interests to rob
them of the time they need to develop their own thinking
and philosophy. Surely we are not so desperate for the
facts thus mercilessly stuffed into their heads that we
would risk turning them into parrots. Save the cram
courses for some other type of school and give the intel-
ligent and receptive student thinking time!
We err I think in wanting returns from our educated
people too quickly. We should be satisfied by more indirect
and delayed returns. A university education needs freedom
from pressure and freedom from responsibility to society
as a whole.
In our present system, there is that necessary element
of time and freedom from pressure. If a university education is precious to us in retrospect, why? If I was asked
to answer that I'd say it was because I had the opportunity
to talk about anything and everything I wanted to talk
about, whether it was the failure of the League of Nations
or the influence of Camus. I have had the time to do it.
A treadmill system of three months of being "talked at"
by a professor or a television set for that matter, capped
by an examination that proved nothing, would for most
of us be a  sorry substitute.
It is the communion of minds, the exchange of thought,
and the achievement of originality that makes a university
important in society. That can't be compressed into pill
Forestry School Serves Nation
L'organisation scientifique de l'utilisation de nos forets
marque un progres de notre civilisation. En effet, a la coupe
rudimentaire de la grande foret coniferienne post-glaciaire qui
couvre notre pays, succede le concept du rendement soutenu,
ameliore, et l'exploration des possibilites des milieux. On
apprecie le bois comme materiau, mais on considere aussi la
foret comme une grande societe d'etres vivants, variable, sans
cesse renouvelee, offrant a la genetique de vastes perspectives.
Dans 1'evolution de notre pensee forestiere quel role l'universite
peut-elle jouer? Comme dans les autres domaines de l'activite
de la nation, l'universite peut et doit apporter une contribution
fondamentale a la recherche forestiere. Une ficole de Genie
forestier doit certes s'employer a former d'excellents techni-
ciens; elle a aussi l'obligation de participer aux recherches de
science pure, de scruter les problemes relevant de la science
appliquee et d'accelerer ainsi le progres de la nation et de
l'humanite. Elle est le medium par lequel les forestiers peuvent
collaborer a la conservation des richesses naturelles et au
developpement de la connaissance.
—Le Vieil Escollier de Laval—fSte 1963
Vital University Has Freedom
It is essential, too, that the University—any university
worthy of the name—be a free community. . . . The faculty
collectively must be free to make the academic decisions:
whom to teach, w7hat to teach, how to teach; individual
faculty members must be free to choose subjects of investigation or research, free to pursue truth no matter where the
pursuit may take them; and students must be given genuine
choices to make and be free to make them even at the risk
of making unwise choices. Timid, conforming professors;
docile, complacent students; these are evidences of a spiritless university. On the other hand, freedom, responsibly
exercised, is a mark of a vital university.
—Mount Allison Record, Fall 1963
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of
the Alumni Association of the University of British
Columbia will be held at the hour of 6:00 p.m. on
Thursday, May 7, 1964, in the Banquet Room, Bay-
shore Inn, Vancouver, B.C.
Members of the Association in good standing are
welcome to attend. Members wishing to submit
nominations for any position on the Board of Management must do so at least seven clear days before
the date of the Annual Meeting. Nominations must
be in writing, signed by at least two members of
the Association, and must be accompanied by the
written consent of the nominee to stand.
All nominations must be in the hands of the
Alumni Director on or before April 29, 1964, at the
Alumni Office, 252 Brock Hall, UBC, Vancouver 8,
B.C. Tim Hollick-Kenyon,
Alumni Director.
by Franc R. Joubin
I spent ten days in china. The brevity of my visit was
determined by personal choice; my China visa stated no
time limit. My route, my itinerary and the people I met
were chosen by me. I met the high and the low in five large
cities with a total population of about 12 million. I was
allowed total personal freedom of movement, of speech,
and the use (except from aircraft) of my camera.
Although I feel my visit suffered from several serious
shortcomings, principally my inability to get into the
lower-standard agricultural areas (of commune activity)
and into mining districts that I can assess better than
cities, these shortcomings were dictated purely by the
shortness of my visit.
Young people at the helm
I was most impressed by the spirit of the people, from
their conversation, their activities, their environment. They
are a race on the move, appear to know where they are
going, pleased with the prospects and very proud of their
striking  progress  in  the  first  decade.
On the food shortage I was given much detail. Dependable informants summed up the situation by simply saying,
"It was a serious problem but the worst is over now. The
same calamity a few years ago would have meant the
death of millions."
I was surprised at the youth of the management personnel everywhere. The administrative offices of the large
business enterprises, utilities, etc., give one the impression
of a high school or college campus. Perhaps this is because
these young people are the literate segment of society.
Certainly their youth, with its energy and enthusiasm,
accelerates the tempo of activity.
Children are swarming everywhere and the family group
of one, two or even three generations is still the basic unit
of society. I neither saw nor heard any evidence of the oft-
repeated western statement that Chinese communism is
breaking up the home.
No armament in evidence
I was impressed by the non-military appearance of that
portion of the country visited and the incessant peace talk
and peace symbols everywhere. In my travel among literally
thousands of citizens I saw perhaps a dozen sailors, perhaps
fifty soldiers and fifty policemen. Only two soldiers, both
on sentry duty, carried arms, the policemen only batons. I
saw no recognizable armament anywhere nor even defense
equipment such as radar detection antennae, etc. I saw
only two military aircraft.
I cannot see how a country with any appreciable armament can hide it effectively. I have no difficulty in noting
its presence in most other foreign countries I visit, even
when it is partially camouflaged. Others have had similar
experiences. When Walter L. Gordon and James S. Duncan
visited China (from Canada) they spent May 1, 1959,
watching Peking's May Day ceremonies involving about
500,000 people. Gordon states: "There were a few traffic
policemen and a few unarmed soldiers lining the route in
front of the reviewing stand, who stood at strict attention
for more than three hours without moving. But only a few
soldiers appeared among the marchers and there were no
guns, tanks or aircraft."
Yet a weekly news magazine that is widely circulated
throughout the western world, watching the same performance, on the same day and place, reported "But behind
14 the 'spontaneous' revellers this May Day in Peking, came
squadrons of Russian-made tanks of 'The People's Liberation Army,' fork-tailed MIG-17's dipped overhead, while
the infantry, 110 abreast, marched in grim dedication."
I cannot explain this phenomenon and seriously wonder
if the military might of China is not a western myth.
I was surprised at the number and variety of Asian and
African trade, political and cultural delegates I saw in
Chinese cities. I developed the impression that China is
assuming an important measure of world leadership among
all the world's colored races.
I saw much evidence of Soviet and Soviet satellite cooperation within China. However, I was told that the number of Soviet technicians in China is decreasing. I was in
Peking during the second outer-space flight made by the
Soviet cosmonaut. There was notable public excitement
about the event and Soviet technical superiority was publicly praised and congratulated by China's leaders.
Unfortunately, I could not find the time to visit an agricultural commune although plans to do so were tentatively
made. I did, however, spend one morning visiting the
Director of the Permanent Federal Agricultural Exhibit
where I was informed of the history and organization of
the communes and where many of the diversified products
of communal integration were on display.
Tough leadership required
I have travelled and worked in many countries over
much of the world. I have seen in operation many forms
of social-political organizations. My great interest in people
is perhaps not so much that of the humanist stirred by
emotions as that of the engineer faced with a problem in
social organization for maximum well-being. It is my view
that each country is a unique problem.
I am often asked what I think of New China's progress.
I think they have made tremendous progress in their first
Because of the lack ot first-hand information and the
emotional tone surrounding the subject of the People's
Republic of China, but primarily because the University
of British Columbia's geographical position has resulted
in a long-standing interest in Pacific affairs, the article
by UBC graduate Dr. Franc R. Joubin, BA'36, MA'A3,
DSc'58, is of special interest.
Dr. Joubin, internationally known mining-geologist
who directed the discovery and development of the billion dollar Canadian Algoma uranium field, says he was
curious to "see for myself", so visited China in August,
1961, "as a self-paying capitalist." He was not sponsored by government nor any Canadian organization.
He travelled entirely alone, 90% of the time without
guides or interpreters. He spent two days in Canton, five
in the capital, Peking, with brief visits to Changsha,
Wuhan and Chenchow en route.
His panoramic view of China, gleaned in 3000 miles
travel by air and a train trip to Canton, included observation on everything from Chinese opera to armament,
communism, trade and education. An account of his
trip has been published at length in the 1963 Winter
edition of The Performing Arts in Canada. The Chronicle reprints a brief summing-up of his impressions.
twelve years of effort. I feel too that the rate of progress
will probably increase with each passing year now that
the tremendous job of organization appears complete and
the first tantalizing rewards are becoming evident and
Objectively considered I feel too that no other form of
government could have accomplished as much in so short
a time. China's 670 million people were divided, have been
ravaged by starvation and disease and torn by decades of
fighting, internally and against invaders. They were and
still are largely illiterate with little ability of self-determination or discrimination. They needed an ideology to
build morale and unity and they needed leadership that
could and would impose tough discipline.
In the late 40's the time was propitious for such a development. The man who emerged as leader was an intellectual of apparently great organizing ability who had spent
the 25 previous years in a persistent, unwavering campaign of spreading the communist ideology throughout
China. The aspiring military-background leader who was
rejected is now retired in Formosa. He is best known for
his brilliantly intelligent and ambitious wife who is popular in America. Incidentally, her sister remains in China
where she holds a high post in that country's Ministry of
Each country needs own system
I contend that the ideal social-political system for a
country is dependent on many factors. To mention a few:
geographic location related to climate, topography, or related to neighbors; size; history; temperament of the race;
literacy; national wealth of the country; degree of industrialization, and many others. These factors combine to
produce a unique formula for any given country at any
given period. As the factors, which are all variable, change,
so does the formula and so does the need in terms of the
optimum social-political system.
In our world there are countries in every state of development between wide extremes and it follows that we
should expect among us, normally, a great variety of social-
political systems. It follows that there is probably a useful
place and purpose and time for every system that is around
us today. It is my contention that we must accept this immutable law of evolution or our rigid and egotistical beliefs will destroy us.
I recommend a visit to China to all serious travellers
who like to do their own fact finding and who would
like to learn how the other two-thirds of the world lives.
It will not all be comfortable but it will all be interesting.
Dr. Franc R. Joubin, who visited the People's
Republic of China in 1961 and gives us some
of his impressions, is an alumnus of UBC and
received an honorary doctorate of science
from this university at the Spring Congregation of 1958. In 1962, while chairman of
Bralorne Pioneer Mines Ltd., he was named
technical assistance expert to the United
15 A £atiriAt HieuA
a burning question
(This Eric Nicol column is reprinted from The Province.)
Those among us who believe that
support and development of higher
education is the community's most
important function—next to avoiding
paying for it, that is—recommend that
our university adopt the quarterly system of terms. This will keep the university running 12 months of the year,
instead of its slackening off for summer session and losing pressure in the
professorial boiler.
"Making full use of the plant," they
call it. These economizers are not
fooled by a lot of fancy academic robes
and Latin inscriptions—they know a
factory when they see one. And it is
basic to plant management that all
facilities work at maximum capacity,
night and day, closing down for perhaps a week or so every three years to
permit replacement of worn-out elements such as the registrar, dean of
women and other moving parts.
Professors do not need to be
scraped for rust more often than every
five years, they say, unless they dribble
The quarterly-term college promises
an endless stream of students moving
along the academic bottling plant,
each filled to the brim by a precisely-
measured jet of lecture notes, then
capped, labelled and packaged for distribution to employers who will say
that they have seen a better head on a
glass of beer.
Ideally the only human being required in the non-stop university is
the scanner sitting watching each container go by to see that it contains no
foreign matter. (The RCMP have been
doing this job for some time.)
The weakest link in the academic
assembly line, the expediters note, is
the professor. The professor, being
human (or close enough to it to make
no never mind), is unsuited to continuous ejection of knowledge. Professors have been taken on tours
through factories, shown how applesauce is canned — swoosh, clank,
swoosh, clank—but they still haven't
got the hang of it.
Instead, the professors are the first
to object to the quarterly system of
terms, complaining that they need sev
eral months off a year to recharge
their intellectual batteries. This is
plainly uneconomic. No plant can
afford to tie up its production line for
weeks at a stretch simply because of
a faulty generator in the think-tank.
Until professors are replaced by
closed-circuit television, one videotaped instructor handling any number
of sections of students 365 days of the
year, no truly efficient system of
higher education is possible. The only
thing holding up such automation is
the marking of essays, a task no machine is prepared to do. (Programmed
to mark a freshman English essay, an
IBM computor soon began drinking oil
heavily, became incoherent in several
circuits and finally vomited the essay
as a spray of confetti.)
Worn-out professors are not the
only excuse given for the university's
retaining the system of summer hiatus.
It gives the cafeteria a chance to
change the coffee grounds in the urns.
The men's locker-room in the gym
airs out enough for rescue workers to
reach the equipment man trapped
under an avalanche of soccer balls.
The gardeners can prune the shrubs
without danger of shearing off love
in bloom.
And so on. Frivolous, all of them,
compared with keeping down costs. It
is high time that our university was
scrutinized by the same efficiency expert who made the time-motion study
of a symphony orchestra and found
that most of the fiddle players were
not working half the time, and the
conductor, whom nobody watched,
was completely redundant.
The annual academic symposium
held at Parksville February 7, 8 and
9 had its lighter moments. From
dancing on the sands in front of the
hotel to serious intellectual discussion inside was only a matter of a
few yards and a few moments. For
story, see page 18.
Photo by Prof. Stanley E. Read.
16 This is T.C.S.
^-"•m *
lo words or pictures can fully describe all that goes on at this famous
boarding school in the country. Because
it goes on within a boy.
Your son, perhaps. You may not
notice the change at first. But underneath you will find that his associations
here—among his T.C.S. companions
and especially with the masters—are
introducing him in a practical way to
the values of goodness, truth, honour,
loyalty, self-control and hard work.
On the playing field and in the classroom, T.C.S. stresses character development within a disciplined community.
A boy learns to think . . . and to act
This is indeed a school for "the whole
boy". And the time to take up residence is in the formative years—Boulden
House for younger boys starts with
Grade 6.
If you are interested, or would like to
have an informative brochure on
T.C.S., write to the Headmaster,
Angus C. Scott, M.A.
A .S.
Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario • A distinctively Canadian school sincel865.
17 ifft Uo¥55tY
SUB hits snag
The proposed $3.5 million student
union building has run into another
snag—placed in its path by the Board
of Governors.
Students overwhelmingly approved
the idea of a building in a referendum
in the fall and voted to finance it over
a 30-year period.
The Board of Governors has since
stated the building must be financed
over a 15-year period, saving about
$1.5 million in interest.
Students are now preparing to vote
on the 15-year plan. If the plan is
approved, AMS fees will go up another
$5 to $29 a year.
Two firsts
LJBC's undergrad paper, The
Ubyssey, has won the national Canadian University Press general excellence award for the third straight year.
It also won the editorial writing
award for the second consecutive year.
The Ubyssey, edited this year by
Grad Studies student Mike Hunter
topped 11 other papers in the field
publishing oftener than weekly to win
the general excellence award. It beat
out 27 others to win the editorial
writing award.
The only award the Ubyssey did not
retain this year was the photo award
which went to the University of Toronto Varsity.
The paper, in a continued effort to
keep graduates informed on undergrad
activities, has announced it will continue its subscription service. Those
wishing to obtain yearly subscriptions
to The Ubyssey can do so by mailing
cheque or money order for $5 to Publications Office, Brock Hall, UBC.
Arsonist strikes
UBC has come into the light lately.
The fire-light, that is.
Campus washrooms have been
plagued by a firebug who apparently
has a grudge against wastepaper baskets.
Firemen have been called out several times when students or building
janitors have discovered blazing waste-
paper baskets in various university
Homecoming queen
does it again
Symposium Strenuous, stimulating
On February 7, a Friday, ten alumni
accompanied ninety students and thirty
faculty members to Parksville on Vancouver Island to take part in the
Eighth Annual Academic Symposium.
In keeping with the intense pace
which was to be maintained all weekend, Dr. Lionel Tiger of the department of anthropology and sociology,
spoke on "A Philosophy for the University" at 10:00 on Friday evening.
On Saturday morning Dr. William E.
Fredeman of the department of English
spoke on "The Professional Road to
Academic Success."
Dr. Tiger's emphasis on responsibility to community needs and Dr.
Fredeman's on scholarly research provided fuel for the discussions, both
scheduled and unscheduled, which
were to go on during every available
Dr. Hugh Campbell-Brown, M.D.,
now a student in Arts, stressed the need
for communication in simple terms
under the title "The Deprofessionaliza-
tion of the University."
A panel on "Creativity and the University" provided material for some of
the most earnest discussion of this
highly stimulating weekend. Parallels
became apparent among the processes
of creation in music, architecture,
physics and creative writing.
Providing a lighter touch in the late
afternoon, Don Pepper, perennial student and self-styled professional dilettante, ably presented the dilettante's
After dinner Dr. N. Epstein of
Chemical Engineering presented a proposal to pay everyone equal salaries no
matter what their occupation. Saturday
night (and much of Sunday morning)
Musa Lincke, Arts I, 1963 Homecoming Queen, was crowned Queen
of the Snow Carnival at Waterloo,
Ont. College queens from across
Canada took part in the contest.
Musa started her royal career as
Frosh Queen.
was devoted to singing, dancing and
the unceasing, intense discussion.
Sunday's session began with a
faculty-student-alumni panel on "The
Student-Professor Relationship" with
emphasis placed on graduate research,
undergraduate needs, and community
requirements respectively.
Dr. Cyril Belshaw of Anthropolgy
and Sociology in his address on "The
National Role of the University"
stressed the qualitative, not quantitative function of our universities. After
lunch Dr. Mabel MacKenzie of the
English department considered the difficult road of the woman who attempts
a university career.
In closing, Professor Stanley Read,
department of English, concluded that
this admirable student-organized symposium had aided in clarifying the
purpose of the university and again reinforced the faculty's faith in the students.
18 Class of '64
announces plans
Dear Grad Class:
If this article seems a little remote, it's because I am
writing in February what you are reading in March. Discussion of the Grad Class at this stage of the year seems
somewhat premature, inviting the comment that "there's
yet no water under our bridge." However, even if there's
no fulfilment so far, this year's Grad Class has much
to promise. Class of 1964 is the biggest to date in UBC
history. At the time of writing it is expected that some
2,162 new graduates will be released from a life of ease
and ignorance to join their fellow all-knowing, hard-working Alumni-Alumnae. Despite the communication problems that threaten to engulf Grad Class activities, brought
on by the ever-increasing numbers, we plan to succeed as
never before.
This year's Grad Class Ball is moving to the Vancouver
Hotel for the finest dance of the year. Attendance is free
to all members of the 1964 Grad Class, and as an added
inducement four drinks per couple will be supplied free.
Further drinks at the bar will be optional at 55c. Music
will be furnished by an eight-piece band plus vocalist, and
there'll be some other entertainment to give both musicians
and dancers a rest. Oh yes, all this takes place on May 29.
Not content with just minding our own business, this
year's Grad Class has also been thinking of past and future
For the guidance of future Grad Classes, we have drawn
up a constitution, frame of reference, call it what you will.
It is designed to give some permanency to the Grad Class,
a guide for their planning and definite instructions as to
what records should be made and where they should be
Records of past Grad Class activities are either lacking
or, at best, sketchy. Do you know, for instance, what the
Class of '29 presented to UBC as their gift? Two stone
seats in front of the library. We had even forgotten who
gave that mural representing all the faculties which hangs
on Brock Extension. However, this sad situation has been
righted. Class of '64 has unearthed the records of past
Grad Class gifts and has presented copies to the AMS and
the Alumni Association for their interest and files.
We feel that the purpose of a Grad Class gift is twofold:
a symbol of the Class's indebtedness to the University and
a memorial of each particular Class. We intend to put a
plaque beside the aforementioned mural, thus completing
some unfinished business for the Class of '58.
We considered several suggestions for the Class of '64
gift, even to the one from the Law Society which was
moved in the following terms:
WHEREAS it has come to our attention that previous
gifts made by bygone scholars upon their successful departure from their Alma Mater have been inane, ineffective,
and of transitory nature
AND WHEREAS the monies duly allocated in the coin
of the realm of Our Good Lady Elizabeth, Our Sovereign,
have been heinously converted and squandered by brigands
and footpads in the guise of Administrators of the Univer-
Law  students  bring   in   a  resolution,  spokesman   Dave
Miller, Law III.
sity  in  divers  and  sundry  plots  smacking  offensively  of
high chicanery
AND WHEREAS it is within the basic tenets of international comity and natural justice that such misappropriation and quasi-fraud should be finally and irrevocably
snuffed out by the Forces of Righteousness, Omnipotent
Beneficence, Basic Goodness, and British Fairplay in the
finest traditions of the Empire
AND WHEREAS the illustrious Faculty of Law not only
warrants but richly deserves the privilege of putting the
Forces of Evil to flight and divesting Satan's Legions of
their sinecure:
THEREFORE without restricting the generality of the
foregoing, be it joyously moved before a backdrop of
cherubs pleasantly plucking lutes, that the said mundane
monies be duly conveyed with pomp and circumstance on
the backs of four trusty oxen and/or Ted Conover to the
inviolate vaults, coffers and catacombs of the Temple of
Minerva where a receipt will be duly issued; the monies
thereby forfeited to be consumed at the carnal whims and
pleasures of Bacchanalian Advocates.
This motion and others lost out to an $8,000 fountain
which will be placed at the entrance to UBC's new student
union building. Professor Lionel Thomas of the School of
Architecture who designed the mural on the Brock Extension and the fountain in the Royal Bank of Canada at
Robson and Granville, will design our fountain.
Your class also voted $2,000 as a group subscription to
the UBC Alumni Chronicle, which means that besides
this present numher which is a gift from the Alumni Association, you will receive the next four quarterly issues.
These are the highlights of your Class's plans up to time
of writing.
"Mort" Gillespie,
President, Class of '64.
19 SFU Planner
Ronald J. Baker, BA '51, MA '53,
who has been a member of the faculty
at UBC since 1951 as first a lecturer
and most recently Associate Professor
in the department of English, has been
appointed academic planner for Simon
Fraser University. Since then he has
also been appointed to the provincial
Academic Board.
In  1960-61 Mr. Baker took UBC to
Ronald J. Baker
Prince George for the first time, when
he gave three English courses—2nd,
3rd and 4th year—in that city. Later
he served as a member of the committee which helped prepare the Macdonald Report on Higher Education.
Subsequent to the release of the Macdonald Report, he took part as a panellist in a number of regional conferences on higher education in various
parts of the province.
Mr. Baker's particular interest is linguistics. He is remaining with UBC
until the end of the winter session to
give a course in 4th year English.
Faculty head dies
Dr. Myron M. Weaver, first dean of
UBC's Faculty of Medicine, died at
Schenectady, N.Y. on December 25,
1963. He was dean of medicine at
UBC from 1949 to 1956 and at the
time of his death was dean of the
Union University graduate school.
Dr. Weaver graduated from Wheaton
(111.) College in 1924 and received
M.S. and PhD degrees in physiology
from the University of Chicago and an
M.D. from Chicago's Rush Medical
Myron M. Weaver
When Dr. Weaver came to UBC, he
had been assistant dean of the medical
school faculty of the University of
Minnesota from 1944 to 1949. In 1952
he served as a consultant to the President's Commission on the Health of
the American People, and in the following year was the Canadian representative to the first World Conference
on Medical Education in London.
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Dear Graduate:
The past year has been marked by a significant
increase in the support to the University from the
Alumni Annual Giving. The number of donors has increased 47.5%. The average gift increased by 64.8%.
This evidence on the part of alumni that they recognize the financial problems of the new age into which
The University of British Columbia is moving is
gratifying to all of us.
The University recently published in The Chronicle
a statement of its goals. The accompanying analysis
showed that 14% of the University's revenues comes
from gifts and grants. With the increasing demands
of graduate and professional education, the University
will continue to need the tangible as well as the
moral support of its friends. Because a university
continues to serve the community through the years,
its needs are endless. It is, therefore, "with a lively
sense of favors yet to come" that I express to each
graduate my personal appreciation for the help you
have given and for your faith in your University.
Sincerely yours.
President, UBC.
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President's Fund   $13,140.44 """" fegfona/ ScAoiarsfcin,   ,.
JeHr. i.... library   56,000.00 mps   *H.70M
Albl'>i« i Ktcrttr imt1   S6'00000  "   "VOO.OO
t,0l»l riclllHe,   j2f0MM   student Union Building   51,000.00
Frederic Wood Theatre Foundation   513,000.00 ^v*   ^J^s
Olympic Hockey Team   S5.510.00 ^ * "-.\« ^
Winter Sports Area Facilities   S11,400.00
USE OF THE FUNDS 589.370.75
"The Engi
26.5%          Lawyers
19.3%          Social Workers
18.8%          Educators
18.4%          Pharmacists
17.3%           Phys. Educators
15.7%          Architects
15.3%          Science-men
Home Ec.
14.2%          Aggies
Arts   —    14.1%
The Best Years
early years — 1923 —     35.2%
Thirties — 1933 —          27.7%
Forties — 1942 —            17.4%
Fifties — 1954 —             17.7%
The Sixties — 1960 —              14.2%
22 WHY
did they do it?
Why is an engineer more generous toward his university than a commerceman?
Why are lawyers the most reluctant of all professions to
Why are nurses high on the list and social workers low?
The whys and wherefores of these professional differences
would be good fodder for a sociological study in itself, but
they are the imponderables in the 1963 story of Alumni
Annual Giving.
It's a story of a heartening awareness by UBC grads of
their obligations to their university. Total giving jumped
to 89,370, more than double the 1962 figures. But it still
left plenty of mysteries.
That red-blooded faculty of Engineering, for example,
leaped to the challenge and topped all faculties with 26.5%
of their grads contributing. (Their 1962 total was only 9%.)
A special appeal was made to the Engineers, admittedly.
But how does one account for the fact that a similar appeal
was made to the lawyers—with the results practically nil?
Only 6.2% of the lawyers contributed, which left them
trailing all faculties, even the social workers who had edged
Law out for bottom spot in 1962.
Only other faculties with less than 10% were Pharmacy
and Education.
What made the Engineering burst so appealing was that
it came from the second largest faculty on campus. Next
best was the tiny (62 grads) Library group, with 19%.
Nursing, Forestry, Music and Medicine ranged down to 15
per cent with Arts checking in at 14%.
On a geographic basis, the "Absence Makes the Heart
Grow Fonder" theme remained unchallenged. B.C., which
in 1962 had a participation of 10%, jumped to 17%. But
Maritimes and Newfoundland maintained their Canadian
lead by increasing from 15 to 24%, or almost one-quarter
of all their grads.
The 1,800 grads in Ontario were at 21% and the 104 in
Oregon had a lordly 25% who remembered the ould sod.
The 441 UBC products in the New England states were
up to 19% and the rest of the U.S. was at 28%.
On a Grad Class analysis, the vintage years of course
proved most fruitful. Participation ranged around the 30%
level among the graduates from 1917 to 1925 with '23 topping them all with a 35% mark.
From there on the percentage level dropped off slowly
over the years down to the 11% of the fuzzy-cheeked '62
class.   (Note to economists,  historians,  etc.:  the  '54 class
mark  of   17.7%   topped  everything   from   1940   to   present
And the average gift to AAG, 1963? $23.97.
All it took was 60,000 separate letters.
is A.A.G.?
What is Alumni Annual Giving?
It is the financial measure of the interest and concern of
the graduates of UBC for the needs of their University.
A.A.G. funds are used for special "quality items," many
of which are not possible through ordinary revenue sources.
Chief uses are for 42 regional scholarships, recently increased $50 to $350 each. In addition, the President's Fund,
a consistent beneficiary of A.A.G., provides uncommitted
monies of particular value to a president of UBC.
A.A.G. permits each grad to support that activity with
which he has particular concern. The unallocated portion
permits the Alumni Association to recognize particular areas
of need.
One of the incidental benefits to the donor of contributing
to Annual Giving is receipt of the Alumni Chronicle which
is the most direct and informative link that most graduates
have with the University.
The measure of success of Annual Giving at UBC in
the past has not been high. Only one out of six graduates
of the more than 20,000 on record gave to A.A.G. '63. It is
recognized of course that many grads are instrumental in
support of the University through other mediums. However, it is felt that UBC can and should achieve in 1964
the average participation of 11 Canadian universities for
the year 1961, that is, 23.3% of all alumni contributing an
average of $26.32 per gift.
To achieve this target, we must nearly double our percentage participation. We must also achieve a further increase in size of gift. This then is Annual Giving. What
part in it will you play in the year 1964?
Dear Mr. Macdonald:
Your dunning letter was received with much regret on
my part. Your wording in this letter was certainly designed
to make one angry.
As far as measuring my responsibility to University community goes, I feel that I don't owe the university anything.
I worked hard to put myself through and currently I pay
my taxes of which, although small, a portion goes towards
education. However, I do feel a responsibility to my profession and towards the community and I therefore devote
a considerable portion of my spare time to community and
professional affairs. Time I can spare; cash I cannot.
If the University is not receiving enough financial support from the government, then one big job that alumni
can do, especially those with influence, is to convince the
public that the needs of a university are more than currently being supplied.
Most of the public, including myself, are confused with
present educational organization—Victoria College, Simon
Fraser, UBC, etc. etc.—What is going on? Is there a plan
or is it political? This is another job that alumni can do—
keep the public informed.
Your goal of $100,000.00 is peanuts compared to actual
costs involved and I feel that alumni can be doing greater
things than collecting such peanuts, and in the process
writing dunning letters such as yours.
"A Donor"
AAG '63 was a success. However, the aggressive
approach used to achieve this success stimulated more
than one letter of criticism. We have answered personally all critics who wrote us, but some criticism may not
have been expressed. For that reason we are publishing
one donor's letter along with our reply to that letter. If
you hold strong views which seem to you contrary to our
Alumni Annual Giving philosophy and which are not
answered to your satisfaction in the letter ot reply that
follows, please write us.
Dear Donor:
Thank you very much for your letter and comments on
our Alumni Annual Giving program, and for the donation
which you enclosed. We regret and apologize for our wording if it made you angry. We are attempting to stir up a
large number of graduates who have never contributed to
the University, and as such we felt that this approach was
We realize that Alumni Annual Giving is small in terms
of the total budget of the University; however, we do not
consider it insignificant, nor do we feel that it has achieved
its full potential. If every graduate gave ten dollars to the
University each year, the University would receive one-
quarter of a million dollars. I think, too, that the role goes
beyond the actual amount of money received. If the graduates were to take a keener and more responsible interest
in their University, then I sincerely believe that this would
have a positive effect on the contributions of governments,
corporations, foundations and individual philanthropists.
The Alumni Association has attempted the other roles
that you suggest, and I believe with some degree of success,
although success in this area is always difficult to measure.
During the last provincial election campaign, for example,
Alumni interviewed every candidate and presented these
candidates individually with material about the costs and
future developments of higher education. We have staged
several successful conferences throughout the Province, to
inform the public of the issues. These have been attended
by from 200 to 600 people in areas such as Prince George,
Kelowna, Nanaimo, Vernon, the Fraser Valley, Cranbrook,
Castlegar. The UBC Alumni Chronicle is another source of
information for those who wish to be informed, and as a
member of the Alumni Board of Management, I assure you
that we meet frequently and deal with the subjects that you
suggest. Plans take time to evolve, and much has been
accomplished. We do have the Macdonald Report, which
is a plan, and we hope that soon we will have further plans.
Recently a plan for campus development was released.
Again, we thank you for your interest and for the trouble
you took to write us a letter. If you wish further information, I will be only too pleased to supply you with it. In
closing, I would assure you that your contribution is worthwhile. In the years ahead, we must have support on an
unprecedented scale, and I do believe that the Alumni can
show the lead, and show by their own actions that this
support is very much needed.
Roderick W. Macdonald,
A.A.G.  1963.
24 u
ou   are   cor
diallu   invited  to   attend
^Jhe  s^fnnuai    f tlleetina   of   the
May 7,  1964, at
6:00 p.m., in the
Ballroom, Bayshore Inn.
Guest Speaker:
President, Simon Fraser University, on
University of British Columbia.
University of British Columbia.
University of Victoria.
Universitv of Victoria.
Simon Fraser University.
Simon Fraser University.
Plan now to attend this outstanding occasion in the development of higher education in British Columbia.
The evening will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by a dinner in the Ballroom of the Bayshore Inn. The cost
for the dinner is $5.00 each. Those wishing to reserve tables in advance may do so by phoning CA 4-4366 or
writing the Alumni Office, 252 Brock Hall, U.B.C, Vancouver 8, B.C. Friends of alumni are welcome.
We suggest that advance reservations for this occasion would be wise! Please tear off and return the coupon
U.B.C. Alumni Office,
252 Brock Hall,
U.B.C. Vancouver 8, B.C.
Name .
I would like to attend the Annual Dinner Meeting on Thursday, May 7, 1964.
Bill me □
Please send me tickets at $5.00 each.
Cheque enclosed □
25 Academic Board
Four University Presidents
on one Piatiorm
S. N. F. Chant
At its first meeting, held in Victoria
on January 17, British Columbia's new
Academic Board elected Dean S. N.
F. Chant as their chairman.
The other members of the Board
are: Dr. Harold L. Campbell, BA '28,
LLD '55, former deputy minister of
education; T. N. Beaupre of B.C.
Forest Products; Harry M. Evans, BA
'42, registrar of the Department of
Education; Dr. Ian McTaggart Cowan,
BA '32, head of UBC's zoology department; R. T. Wallace, BA '32, MA '47,
acting dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Victoria; R. J. Bishop, BA
'38, head of the English department,
University of Victoria; R. E. M. Lester,
former president of the B.C. School
Trustees' Association, and R. J. Baker,
BA '51, MA '53, Simon Fraser's academic planner.
While the first three named were
appointed by the cabinet and the
others by the three major universities,
two each, the chairman emphasizes
that they will not be acting as representatives of the various bodies. "There
is only one aim in the deliberations of
the Academic Board," he says, "and
that is to provide the best possible
opportunities in higher education for
the young people of the province."
The Board's terms of reference embrace everything that pertains to the
academic side of higher education in
the province. The only thing which is
excluded   is   the   matter   of   making
A large audience in the University
of Victoria gymnasium was treated on
the evening of January 31st to the impressive spectacle of four B.C. university presidents assembled on the same
stage. As participants in a "summit"
conference on "The Emerging System
of Higher Education in British Columbia" there were UBC's Dr. John B.
Macdonald, Simon Fraser's Dr. Patrick
McTaggart-Cowan, and Notre Dame's
Rev. Father Aquinas; present as a non-
participant was Dr. Malcolm G. Taylor, making his first appearance as
president-designate of the University
of Victoria. Perhaps the most memorable feature of the evening was this
symbolic demonstration of the new
decentralization and diversity of higher
education in B.C.
Dr. Edward Sheffield, Director of
Research for the Canadian Universities
Foundation, placed the provincial system in a national perspective. B.C.'s
three new universities, he pointed out,
are among seventeen that have acquired degree-granting power in the
last seven years, a period that has seen
university enrolment double in Canada. Looking to the future, Dr. Shef-
recommendations regarding government grants to universities, which is
the responsibility of the Advisory
As well as the universities, all colleges established under the Public
Schools Act are included in the Academic Board's terms of reference as
set out in the Universities Act of
March 1963.
One purpose of the Academic Board
is to insure that when young people
go on to one or another of the various
institutions of higher education, they
will receive an education in that institution which is not inferior to the
education which would be provided in
any other institution they might attend. Dean Chant is emphatic that the
institutions themselves may engage in
different programs, adopt different
methods—there is no desire to impose
conformity—but the Board and the
institutions will be concerned to see
that they are not second-class institutions.
field predicted another doubling of
student numbers in the next seven-
year period.
Dr. Macdonald devoted his remarks
chiefly to the problem of graduate education. Stating that the province has
an annual need of 200 PhD's—more
than five times the number presently
graduated from UBC—he urged a substantial increase in available graduate
fellowships (to an average of $3,000 a
year) and advocated the continued
centralization of graduate facilities at
Dr. McTaggart-Cowan expressed
agreement with this last principle, although he said that Simon Fraser University would offer limited work at the
Master's level from its opening in 1965,
in order to attract and hold a distinguished faculty. In his opinion Simon
Fraser is morally obliged to concentrate on undergraduate work in Arts,
Science, and Education, just as it is
obliged to avoid unnecessary duplication of facilities and to seek experimental ideas in method.
The last two speakers made blunt
and provocative statements of a more
controversial nature.
In emphasizing what he called the
"public service" of private education,
Rev. Father Aquinas expressed keen
disappointment at the exclusion of
Notre Dame from the Academic Board,
the Joint Board of Education, and the
proposed Financial Grants Board.
Clearly, he felt, a private university
was not considered to be an active
partner in provincial higher education; and for this prevailing attitude he
blamed the Macdonald Report.
The final speaker was Professor
Roger J. Bishop, head of the department of English at the University of
Victoria and a member of the new
Academic Board. Calling our universities the "boom towns of the new
frontier," he hoped that presidents
would resist the temptation to use
strong-arm frontier tactics: unilateral
decisions must be avoided, especially
by the large and powerful partners in
the system, in order that all questions
of mutual interest may be approached
in co-operation.
All agreed that a spirit of co-operation must be achieved and maintained.
26 UVic's New
Malcolm G. Taylor
Dr. Malcolm Gordon Taylor, new
head of Victoria University, is the
latest recruit to the four-member club
of British Columbia university presidents. His appointment was announced
last December by the Chancellor of the
University of Victoria.
UVic's first president secured his
B.A., M.A., and PhD at the University of California. His specialty is political science.
Dr. Taylor comes to Victoria from
the University of Alberta at Calgary,
where he was principal from 1960.
Prior to that appointment he had been
a teacher, industrial relations officer,
professor, author, and consultant to a
number of professional and voluntary
organizations as well as consultant at
various times to the Provinces of
Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick,
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and
Ontario. From 1951-1960 he was a
member of the faculty of the department of political economy of the University of Toronto.
Prophetically, Dr. Taylor was a
speaker at the founding of the University of Victoria last July and at that
time he expressed some of his views
on what a university is and might be.
"In a world increasingly intolerant
and demanding increasing conformity,"
he said, "a university stands today, as
it always has, as a bastion of freedom,
a citadel of liberty, a place where men
are free to bring their intellects to bear
on the great wonders of the universe
and   the   universal   problems   of   man
without   fear   or   favor,   bias   or   preconception."
Dr. Taylor succeeds Dr. W. Harry
Hickman who has been acting president.
Stewart Reid
On December 12, 1963, Dr. J. H.
Stewart Reid, executive secretary of the
Canadian Association of University
Teachers, died, and with his death
Canadian universities lost a wise friend
and dedicated servant.
Dr. Reid received his B.A. from UBC
in 1929 and his M.A. in 1942. In 1946
he was granted his PhD in History
from the University of Toronto. From
1947 to 1958 he was chairman of the
department of history at United College, Winnipeg, and the following year
became first executive secretary of the
In a tribute to Dr. Reid, published
in the Ottawa Journal, Harry S. Crowe
"It could almost be said that the
'community' of university teachers
came into existence in the past four
years in which Dr. Reid served as the
first executive secretary of C.A.U.T.
The foundation of a national organization for university teachers was laid,
and its character in large part determined, by his diplomacy, wisdom, good
humor and hard work.
"The death of Stewart Reid has
come at a time when university teachers are entering the first stages of a
struggle to reform the government of
Canadian universities. It is a struggle
in which they will miss his wise counsel, but one in which he had already
helped to determine the essential
character of the teachers' position."
And the Faculty Association of UBC,
in a telegram of condolence to Mrs.
Reid, said, "But for his vision and perseverance, there would be no Canadian
Association of University Teachers. But
for his friendship and personal courage,
all our lives would be poorer."
Bookworms needed
Much of the value of his—the student's—education will depend on the
prestige attached to intelligence and
learning by his community—that is,
mainly, by the other students. A university cannot be first-rate unless intel-
K. D. Naegele
Dr. K. D. Naegele has been appointed Dean of Arts, with effect from
April 1, 1964, President John B. Macdonald has announced. Dr. Naegele
succeeds Dean S. N. F. Chant who had
been dean for 15 years until separation
of the Faculty of Arts and Science into
distinct units on July 1, 1963, after
which he continued as acting dean
until a successor could be found.
Dr. Naegele has been a member of
the Department of Anthropology and
Sociology at UBC since 1954, and a
member of the clinical staff of the
Faculty of Medicine and of the School
of Nursing. In 1958-59, in response to
an invitation recognizing his achievements, he spent a year at Stanford as
Fellow of the Center for Advanced
Study in the Behavioural Sciences.
Professor Naegele studied sociology
at McGill University and obtained his
B.A. degree in 1945. He received his
M.A. from Columbia and in 1952 his
PhD from Harvard University where
he was instructor in Sociology from
1951 to 1953, and Research Associate
in Mental Health at the Harvard
School of Public Health. In 1953-54 he
was a Visiting Professor at Oslo University in Norway. He is the author of
many articles in the field of sociology.
lect,  passion for ideas, long hours of
work and devotion to one's course are
socially acceptable to the student body.
If the vulgar attitudes to the longhair
or the bookworm are repeated there,
we have no university, but only a fresh
air camp for the over-privileged.
—Northrop   Frye,   Principal,   Victoria
College, in his Installation Address,
quoted in the Mount Allison Record,
Fall 1963.
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53
Attention all grads, who graduated
in the following years: 1919, 1924,
1929, 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954.
This year is your year to come back
to the campus! The dates for Homecoming weekend have been announced:
October 23rd and 24th, so mark the
dates now. Prehminary plans for all
reunions are being made, and the reunions will probably be held during
Homecoming weekend. Several classes
are already under way: Murray Brink
and John Burton for the class of 1924,
Barry Sleigh and Alec Rome for the
class of 1944. The Aggies are gathering
under the capable leadership of Richard
Ford (Class of 1954) and Art Woodland (Class of 1949).
Don Hudson was recently appointed
to head the large Homecoming Committee for 1964. Don is a past member
of the Homecoming Marketing Committee, and works for Canadian Pacific
Airlines as an Economist. Organizational plans for this year's Homecoming are now under way, and full
details will be published later. Thanks
to our early start this year, the 1964
promises to be the best ever under
Don's energetic leadership.
Dr. Bill Gibson, UBC's Special Assistant to the President on University
Development, was in Edmonton last
January 26th for a meeting with grads
there, organized by Larry Wilson.
An enthusiastic group turned out,
and plans are now under way for the
formation of a Branch Executive.
Your Alumni Director attended the
District 8 Regional meeting of the
American Alumni Council last January, and during this trip a most successful meeting was held at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hutchison, under
the able guidance of Dr. David Charlton. The turnout was excellent, and
the Alumni President, Mr. Paul Plant,
spoke to the group on recent developments on the UBC campus.
One of the more fascinating of recent developments is the planned conversion of our alumni records and
addressing system over to IBM equipment. This major step has been contemplated for some time, and is one
that required a lot of thought and
careful research before embarking on
such an ambitious undertaking. A very
able committee under the chairmanship of Ken Martin has been hard at
work on this project.
The major evidence of Ken's work
(and that of many others) will be the
mailing to every graduate of a new
alumni record card to be filled out and
returned to the alumni office. In order
that the new system may function
properly, and that the alumni office
may serve you better, it is essential
that all alumni fill out and return the
card promptly to the alumni office. If
by chance you do not get one of the
new cards, let the alumni office know,
and one will be sent out.
Once the cards are returned, they
will be checked, coded, and key
punched under the supervision of Jim
Poole's tabulating office here on the
campus. When this is accomplished all
aspects of the graduate records and
mailing services to alumni will be
vastly   improved.   We   hope   you   will
fiwjm jtPtQ dihsudohA da&k
notice  the  difference,  and  also  make
use of the service yourself.
The changeover has been made
necessary by the huge increase in our
alumni body. There are now over
30,000 degrees that have been awarded
at UBC since 1916, and graduating
classes now are in excess of 2,000 a
Last year's Alumni Annual Giving
Campaign was so successful (see the
full report on pages 21-24) that your
Executive Committee decided to back
a winner again this year, and appointed Rod Macdonald to a second term
as chairman of the 1964 A.A.G. Committee. Rod is off and running again
in his traditional manner, and we
know that he and his hardworking
committee will set records once more
this year!
We welcome to the ever-growing
family of branch contacts the following: John S. Donaldson, Trinidad and
Tobago; Bob Cormack, Princeton;
Lawrence Wilson, Edmonton; N. Keis,
Quesnel; W. H. A. Wilde, Guelph.
Don Hudson, BA'52
formula to
catch the eye
898       RICHARDS      STREET.       VANCOUVER       2,      B.C..    MU      2-4521
Dean Feltham, Alumni Award winner, with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Feltham.
"Instant hack," was how Dave Brock
described himself by way of introducing a series of thumb-nail, or instant
sketches of his student days in the
The occasion was the second annual
Student-Alumni banquet, held on February 6 in Brock Hall. A mixed bag of
some three hundred students and
grads, with a seasoning of professors,
met together that evening to learn
something about the alumni association, to honor an outstanding undergraduate, and to hear Dave Brock on
the subject of the university that was.
The university that is was also well
represented in Mr. Brock's own family,
for his two sons and twin daughters,
all currently undergraduates, were
among those present at the banquet,
together with their mother.
Another interesting group among the
guests was Mr. W. H. Mclnnes, hosting seven of his Mclnnes Scholarship
Mr. Paul Plant presided at the dinner and opened the evening's program
with a description of the objectives of
the Alumni Association. The Association program, he said, fell into two
basic divisions, financial or fund-raising, and non-financial. After describing
the principal objectives of Alumni
Annual Giving, he gave some details
of the non-financial program of the
Association, from Homecoming to the
Student-Alumni Banquet, from Senate and other direct involvement in
university affairs, to the sponsoring of
social activities, conferences and seminars for alumni throughout the world.
Next on the evening's agenda was
Mr. David Brock who touched with a
light hand on many facets of university life as experienced by a student
when UBC had less than a seventh of
its present enrolment. In a moment of
seriousness, for which he apologized,
he said:
"In those days the professors were
all on the campus and not on loan, or
doing research, or writing, or travelling, and since LJBC was largely an
undergraduate school, full professors
were teaching undergraduates, which
I think was a good thing."
Rod Macdonald, chairman of AAG,
next took the floor and announced that
in view of increased tuition fees, the
Norman MacKenzie Regional Scholarships had been increased to $350 from
$300. In another area of direct concern
to students, he presented a cheque in
the amount of $11,600 for the Winter
Sports Arena to Ken Leitch, representing the Alma Mater Society.
Then came a notable first. This was
the giving of an award by the Alumni
Association to an outstanding student,
corresponding to the long-standing
Great Trekker award by students to an
outstanding alumnus. The award to
the student is based on academic
achievement, service to the university,
and good character. First of the annual
winners to receive the plaque was
Dean Feltham, Law II.
Dean has been the recipient of five
scholarships and bursaries, he has held
offices in an undergraduate society, has
been active in student publications
and in organizing and participating in
student activities and student government. As chairman of the Student
Union Planning Committee, he has
given outstanding service to both the
student body and the university.
On behalf of the Alumni Association Mr. Donovan F. Miller made the
presentation to Dean Feltham, and
on this happy note the second annual
Student-Alumni dinner closed.
The Chronicle regretfully announces
that it has lost its editorial assistant,
Mr. Roger McAfee, BA'62, Law I, to
the Alma Mater Society.
Mr. McAfee, a former editor-in-chief
of the Ubyssey, was appointed editorial
assistant last October to work on the
Winter Issue of The Chronicle, and
was re-appointed for this present issue.
In the February election for AMS
president he won the honour of assuming this heavy office and will no longer
be able to give his services to the
alumni magazine.
In 1962-63 Roger worked in Ottawa
as president of the Canadian University Press. We are sorry to lose him
from The Chronicle staff, but we wish
him a well-deserved success in the responsible job he has undertaken for the
Returned mail costs money and
is inefficient. If your alumni mail
is not correctly addressed, please
put us right.
29 Gordon Thorn, BA'56, MBA(Md)
MacKenzie American Scholarships
Popular Allocation
Gordon Thorn, who guided Homecoming and other alumni annual
events for two years, has left the Association office to accept an appointment
as assistant to the Executive Secretary
of the University Resources Committee.
On January 1, 1962, Mr. Thorn became assistant director to the UBC
Alumni   Association,   and   in   addition
The number of U.S. graduate donations increased from 200 to 375 in 1963,
according to Stanley T. Arkley, who
was re-elected president of the Trustees
of Friends of U.B.C, Inc. at their annual meeting in Bellevue, Washington,
January  16.
Arkley also indicated that the donations were received from U.S. resident
graduates in every year since the University graduated its first class in 1916.
Most states were represented.
The MacKenzie American Scholar-
to the annual events, worked on the
Alumni Annual Giving program and
was business manager of The Chronicle.
Mr. Thorn graduated in Commerce
from the University of British Columbia in 1956. He received a Master of
Business Administration degree from
the University of Maryland. Prior to
joining the UBC Alumni staff, he was
worked in Vancouver, Dawson Creek,
employed by Imperial Oil Limited, and
and Prince Rupert.
ships remained a popular allocation
for U.S. donors. At present there are
four U.S. resident students on these
scholarships at UBC. Next year the
Trustees plan to make even more funds
available for scholarships and bursaries. Graduates who know of U.S.
students considering UBC are urged to
advise these students to contact either
Stanley Arkley or UBC regarding these
At the meeting Robert J. Boroughs
was re-elected secretary-treasurer and
Bill Rosene was re-elected vice-president. Other Trustees re-elected were:
Frank Johnson, Dan Young, Cliff
Mathers and Gordon Thom.
The meeting was attended by several
guests, including R. W. Macdonald,
chairman of Alumni Annual Giving
and third vice-president of the UBC
Alumni Board of Management. Macdonald reported on the successful
A.A.G. campaign in 1963, and complimented Friends of U.B.C, Inc. on their
role in that campaign.
a peevish, irascible temper in control of
unpredictable oceans.
Your own warm personality may conceal an icy
lack of caution for the "uncharted" future
unless you plan on Life Assurance Protection
and Savings.
Canada Life
Prince George
What are today's challenges to freedom? was the question asked at a
weekend seminar held in Prince
George last November under the sponsorship of the Prince George branch of
the alumni association.
Mr. D. S. M. Huberman, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law,
opened proceedings at a public meeting on Friday evening, and told his
audience that the individual must be
wary of the increased role the government plays in the contemporary world
due to society's  increased  complexity.
The paying participants in Saturday's proceedings commenced with a
discussion of the topic "The Individual
in a Mass Society," led by Dr. Haskell
Fain, associate professor of philosophy.
Dr. Fain pointed out that for the
greatest efficiency in a mass society, the
individual sacrifices certain privileges
for the common good.
In the afternoon Dr. E. R. Black,
a member of the department of economics and political science, spoke on
"Mass Communications and the Individual." He stressed that the selling of
ideas is far more complex than the
selling of goods and the mass media
have little of the influence commonly
attributed to them, except on immature minds.
The closing session was given over
to a panel discussion on censorship,
with the panel, composed of the three
professors, answering questions from
the floor.
Every address sparked lively discussion, in which the two high school
student guests fully participated.
Some twenty-five Vancouver Island
alumni and other interested persons
met at Parksville last November for
a residential weekend seminar with
three members of UBC's faculty and
Mr.    Henry    M.    Rosenthal    of   the
Department of University Extension.
The topic for consideration was
"Values in Conflict."
Dr. D. G. Brown, associate professor
in the department of philosophy dealt
with the subject of values and morals,
their sources, their function in society
and their meaning for individuals. Mr.
Adrian Marriage, assistant professor in
the School of Social Work, discussed
the individual as the battleground for
value conflict under the impact of
social change.
"Conflict in the Socio-Economic
Sphere"—the conflict between real and
assumed values as expressed in the
major areas of living—was the topic
taken by Mr. Frederick E. Stockholder
of the department of English.
Words were replaced by pictures on
Saturday afternoon when the film "Age
of Dissent" was shown, but words had
their turn in the animated small group
discussions which followed.
On Sunday morning the faculty
visitors constituted a panel to discuss
"A New System of Values"—with a
question mark.
The conclusion reached on the
general subject of values and morals
was a disappointing one to many participants: that while the old values no
longer prevail, new values are elusive.
In society's present state of transition,
it appeared, values and morals are of
a personal nature.
The various addresses and the panel
led to lively debate and a general
agreement at the end of the seminar
that it had been an intellectual stimulant and should be repeated in 1964.
"Sir—Society is concerned about the
position of the intellectually unfulfilled wife, at home all day with only
the milkman to speak to. To contend
that this is not a problem is to deny
the truth. The truth is that the universities are failing in their duty to produce more graduate milkmen."
—Letter to a London newspaper,
quoted in Brown Alumni Monthly.
Last year alums in Penticton organized a social evening for all university grads in the Penticton area. It was
such a success that it will be repeated.
Ross Collver advises that the 2nd Annual Penticton Alumni Association
Dance will be held on Friday, April
17, 1964, at 9:00 p.m., in the Prince
Charles Motor Inn. The evening will
be featured by dancing and dinner.
Tickets are available from: Grant
Macdonald, Ross Collver, George Des-
brisay, Mrs. Ray Dewar, Dr. Douglas
Yates, and Fred Herbert.
The evening is open to graduates of
all universities now living in the Penticton area.
Two young Ghanian visitors to
Canada were entertained during the
Christmas holidays by alumni and
other citizens at Creston, their visit
arranged by International House, UBC.
The young men, Ammanuel Asar and
Willie Lamptey, are studying phases
of TV production with the CBC in
A full program of entertainment and
sightseeing was arranged for the visitors by Creston citizens, from their
arrival on Christmas Eve to their departure in the late afternoon of December 29th. Sightseeing included visits
to a potato shed, an apple packing
shed, sawmill and curling rink, and
tour of the valley.
As house guests of, first, Mr. and
Mrs. Alan B. Staples and, later, of
Mr. and Mrs. R. McL. Cooper, the
Ghanians enjoyed the usual family
Christmas season observances, hospitality in other local homes, and sleigh
Mr. Staples and Mr. Cooper are
both UBC grads.
In an interview with the Creston
Review, Ammanuel and Willie explained that there are five languages
spoken in Ghana, and while each language group can understand the others
in oral communication, they do not
understand the written or grammatical
structure of the others.
31 Alumnae
Items of Alumni news are invited in the form
of press clippings or personal letters. These
should reach the Editor, UBC Alumni Chronicle,
252 Brock Hall, UBC, for the next issue not
later than March 1, 1964.
Mrs. H. F. Angus
Mrs. H. F. Angus, BA, is one of five
British Columbians who will sit on the
60-man advisory body that will help prepare the 1967 centennial of Confederation. This group, known as the National
Conference on the Confederation Centennial, will meet at least twice yearly.
Mrs. Angus was named to the National
Conference by the federal government.
Dr. C. Roy Elsey, BA, MA"29, has
recently retired from B.C. Packers Ltd.
At the time of his retirement he was
responsible for the company's oyster
operation and for quality control.
Jack Grant, BA, after twenty-five years
as Circulation Director of The Seattle
Times, has retired. Mr. Grant was a
member of the Great Trek campaign
committee and when the Trekkers celebrated the 25th anniversary of that historic march, he was one of those "decorated" with a cairn pin.
Carl Tolman, BA, who retired as
Chancellor of Washington University, St.
Louis, Mo. last June, is now in Tokyo as
science attache for the U.S. State Department. The appointment is for two years.
Dr. Ernest J. Knapton, BA, has added
another book to his published list, this
latest being Empress Josephine. Dr Knapton, a leading historian at Harvard, was a
UBC Rhodes Scholar and took an honors
degree in modern history at Oxford.
A. E. Buller, BA, was incorrectly reported in the last issue of The Chronicle
as the newly-elected vice-chairman of the
geology division of Union Carbide Exploration Limited. This should have read
the newly-elected vice-chairman of the
Geology Division of the Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgical Engineers. Mr. Buller is manager of Union
Carbide Exploration Ltd. in Toronto.
Mr. Justice Victor L. Dryer, BA, of
the B.C. Supreme Court was named by
the federal Minister of Labor chairman
of the Board of Trustees for the maritime
unions. He took over his duties last
W. Breen Melvin, BA, was appointed
last October Regina chairman of the
Saskatchewan committee on bicultural-
Dr. William L. Ford, BA, MA'37, is
the new chief of personnel at Defence
Research Board headquarters in Ottawa.
Dr. John L. McHugh, BA, MA'38,
found himself senior member of the U.S.
scientific delegation at the annual meeting
of the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission held  in Vancouver last
November. Dr. McHugh is assistant
director of the bureau of commercial
fisheries at Washington, D.C. which he
joined in 1959. He is now head of the
biological research section.
R. M. Porter, BASc, at the beginning
of this year became assistant manager of
mines for Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company. Mr. Porter joined the
company on graduation from UBC and
held a number of posts before receiving
his present appointment.
James A. Beveridge, BA, has become
first director of the newly established
North Carolina Film Board. The Board
plans a series of documentaries which
will form, in Mr. Beveridge's words, "a
first-class film library of North Carolina
life." The new director studied documentary production in London and then
joined the National Film Board of
Canada where he worked until 1944. For
the next two years he was attached as a
war correspondent to the Royal Canadian Air Force on service film programs
in Britain and Europe, and after the war
rejoined the National Film Board. His
film-making experience has also included
a stint in India as a film adviser to the
Shell Oil Company in Bombay.
William Harvey Ozard, BSA, until recently district superintendent with the
Veterans' Land Act Branch, Department
of Veterans Affairs, at Vancouver, has
been named vice-chairman of the Farm
Credit   Corporation.
32 "Citizen"
Mrs. J. H. Radcliffe
Mrs. J. H. (Agnes Margaret) Radcliffe,
BA, MA'39, won a seat on the West
Vancouver school board in her first try
in municipal politics last December. She
is the mother of three children and has
been active in PTA work.
J. Ross Hind, BA, has been appointed
director of the education department's
secondary school correspondence branch,
succeeding Dr. Edith E. Lucas. He
served in the department since 1953 as
assistant registrar in charge of examinations.
Alfred J. Kitchen, BA, is the appointee
to a new post in Manitoba's welfare
department—special assistant to the
deputy minister. Mr. Kitchen was Manitoba's first probation officer for adults.
Later he became director of Probation
Services at the Winnipeg Juvenile and
Family Court, and in 1958 director of
John C. MacLean, BASc, has been
appointed general superintendent of
mines by Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Company. Mr. MacLean has
worked with the company since graduation.
Donald M. Sage, BA, was recently
chosen chairman of the U. N. A.-
UNESCO Committee for Canada and is
the U.N.A. nominee to the national
UNESCO conference meeting at the
Chateau Laurier in Ottawa in mid-March.
During WW II, Mr. Sage was lieutenant-
narrator in the Historical Section of the
Canadian General Staff in Ottawa and
Overseas. After discharge he took teachers' training, did more graduate work in
history and taught in Calgary before
taking up his present post in 1956 as
teacher of Economics and Social Studies
at a Vancouver high school.
Canon Edward Walter Scott, BA, is
now associate general secretary of the
Anglican Church of Canada's Council
for Social Service. Since 1960 he has
been diocesan director of Social Service
for Rupert's Land.
Patrick W. Nasmyth, BASc, MA'52, is
now in Washington, taking up a recent
appointment   as   Deputy    Defence    Re-
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Staff in that city. After graduation from
UBC, Mr. Nasmyth was with the National Research Council in Ottawa, and
in 1948 transferred to the Pacific Naval
Laboratory at Esquimalt. In 1960 he
assumed leadership of the Defence Research Board's directorate of Maritime
J. Alan Wallace, BASc, MASc'42, is
moving to the Netherlands to take up
an appointment as exploration manager
of Mobil Producing Netherlands Inc. Mr.
Wallace has held various posts with the
Mobil Oil Company in Canada, the U.S.
and Saudi Arabia.
K. R. Brown, BSA. has recently been
appointed Superintendent of the Hob-
bema Indian Agency in Alberta. He has
been with the Indian Affairs Branch
since 1949.
Chester R. Matheson, BASc, had the
satisfaction last October of seeing his ten
years' study of the possibilities of balloon
logging given a practical test. Some forty
or fifty business men, foresters, loggers
and research men from Canada and the
U.S. watched a demonstration at the
Seymour Catchment Basin of this system
which claims many advantages over the
conventional high-lead methods. The de-
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33 Bunnell
F. R. Bunnell, BASc, who has been
deputy engineer with the Greater Vancouver Water District and Greater Vancouver Sewage and Water District for
seven years, was made chief engineer for
the two districts last October. He has
been with those districts since his graduation from UBC.
monstration proved Mr. Matheson's work
justified and indicated that balloon logging may be nearing practicability.
Dr. Angus A. Hanson, BSA, has been
honoured in being made a Fellow of the
American Society of Agronomy. The fellowships are awarded to a few scientists
who have made outstanding contributions
to American agriculture, or more rarely,
to agriculture in Canada or elsewhere.
Dr. Hanson is head of the Forage Section, Agricultural Research Service, U.S.
Dept. of Agriculture.
Barry Sleigh, BASc, has received a
promotion from Industrial Accounts, Ontario Division, Shell Canada Ltd. to
Ontario Consumer Sales Manager with
that company.
Edward L. Affleck, BA, BEd'48 has
accepted a position as assistant professor
with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at UBC. Prior to
taking up this appointment he was secretary-treasurer of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
James C. McAdam, BASc, has recently been appointed to the staff of the
business management department of the
B.C. Institute of Technology. Prior to
accepting this post he was manager of the
marketing division of Foster Associates
Inc., economic and management consultants, Washington, D.C.
Dr. John F. Graham, BA, head of the
department of economics and sociology
at Dalhousie University, has been named
Skelton-Clark Fellow for 1963-64 and
will spend a year at Queen's University.
The theory of public expenditures in a
federal country will be Dr. Graham's
topic of study during his tenure of the
Dr. Edward T. Kirkpatrick, BASc, has
been appointed dean of the College of
Engineering at Rochester Institute of
Technology, one of the youngest deans
of engineering in the U.S. Before taking
up this post he was head of the department of engineering at the University of
Toledo, Toledo,  Ohio.
W. K. Wardroper, BCom, has returned
to Canada from a three-year term as
counsellor in the Canadian Embassy at
Helsinki, Finland. He will now be with
the Department of External Affairs in
William S. Adams, BASc, has accepted
an appointment to the staff of the B.C.
Institute of Technology as instructor in
the chemical and metallurgical program.
Mr. Adams taught in the department of
metallurgy at UBC for three years and
during that time also participated actively in the development of the Technical Institute.
Peter Darling, BASc, MASc'49, last
November took over his duties as director of the computer centre at the University of Victoria. Mr. Darling was until
recently with Dupont of Canada, working
on computers to solve industrial problems, analyze markets and estimate potential of new plants.
William F. Idsardi, BA, has been
named assistant to the corporate secretary of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
at Cleveland.
Gordon W. Lade, BCom, LLB'51, has
been   appointed   manager   of   the   law
At Home
on the Campus
Dairyland products are delivered to UBC
every day; UBC-trained bacteriologists
staff the Dairyland laboratory; UBC's
Faculty of Agriculture has worked in
close cooperation with Dairyland for
many years.
Dairyland is proud of this long and
happy association with the University of
British Columbia.
A Division of the Fraser Valley
Milk Producers' Association.
34 W. Winston Mair
W. Winston Mair, BA, MA'52, became
Chief of the National Parks Service in
November last, after being Chief of the
Canadian Wildlife Service since 1952.
While a student at UBC he had specialized in wildlife management and gained
practical experience with the British
Columbia Game Commission. He is a
Fellow of the American Institute of Park
department of Pacific Petroleums Ltd.
Mr. Lade is a member of both the British
Columbia and Alberta Bars.
Lloyd W. Manuel, BCom, has received
the appointment to the office of secretary-
treasurer of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of B.C., succeeding Mr.
Edward L. Affleck, another UBC alumnus.
John W. Brant, BSA, has joined the
staff of the Oregon Regional Primate
Research Center as a visiting scientist.
Following a number of varied posts in
different parts of the world, Dr. Brant
was most recently life scientist and aerospace technologist with the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration's
Flight Research Center at Edwards Air
Force Base, Calif.
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Harry A. Munroe, BA, is now manager of the National Employment office
Dawson Creek, a transfer from the position of regional staff training officer,
J. T. (Jock) Smith, BA, BEd'56, was a
candidate in the September provincial
election whose name was missed from
the Winter Issue of The Chronicle. Mr.
Smith, a high school teacher in Surrey,
first entered politics when he ran for
municipal council in a 1961 by-election
and topped the poll. Later that year, and
again in 1963. he ran for municipal
office and was elected for two-year terms
on each occasion. He won his nomination
as a Liberal candidate in the provincial
election with a tape recorded speech,
being absent at the time attending the
UBCM Convention at Dawson Creek.
Robert G. Steele, BSF, has become
director of forestry of the Alberta Department of Lands and Forests. He joined
the Alberta forest service originally in
1949 and was most recently superintendent of forest surveys for his department.
Dr. Philip Townsley, BSA, has been
given a grant by the National Research
Council, Ottawa, to study the banktia
setacea, the most important west coast
borer in terms of damage to logs and
Mrs. Frederick H. (Lillian) Tyler,
BSW, has been appointed part time program co-ordinator of the YWCA in Calgary. Mrs. Tyler has been active in
YWCA work  for some years,  and has
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Jane Banfield, BA. LLB'54, who is
working for her PhD in political science,
has sent an interesting account of her
recent experiences in the field (East
Africa) to the Alumni Association office.
Home has been Kampala, Makerere
University College, she writes, in the
sense that trunks, boxes of books and
friends have been there, though she more
often than not, was not.
". . . Of the past 12 months I have
spent six in Nairobi, gathering material
in archives and libraries. . . .1 have become increasingly fond of Nairobi."
Kampala, she says, besides being a
collection of passions, prejudices, conflicting interests and tin shacks and
boundless self-enthusiasm, as Winston
Churchill found it in 1908, is also a collection of modern buildings, magnificent
landscaping, and the liveliest politics and
politicians in East Africa, as well as
having the biggest banks, art galleries,
stores and commercial houses.
also been a caseworker with the Toronto
Children's Aid Society and with the Glen-
dale chapter, American Red Cross.
Dr. Robert Watters, BA, MD (Tor),
is now in Montreal where he has accepted a position as medical director of
the Frank J. Horner Pharmaceutical
Company. In 1962 Dr. Watters was
awarded a scholarship by the Upjohn
Company of Canada for medical postgraduate work.
Arthur C. Woodland, BA, BSA'49, has
succeeded Dr. C. Roy Elsey, retired, in
the direction of B.C. Packers Ltd. oyster
operation and their quality control. In
addition he retains his responsibility as
plant superintendent.
E. G. Bennett, BASc, has received a
promotion from B.C. district manager to
western sales manager for Pioneer Electric Limited. He will be stationed in the
head office at Winnipeg.
Dr. Donald A. Chant, BA, MA'52,
PhD(London),   entered  on   a  new  posi-
35 tion last January when he took up his
duties as chairman of the university of
California's department of biological control. Dr. Chant was head of the Section
of Insect Behaviour, The Entomology
Research Institute, Belleville, Ontario, before being appointed in 1960 director in
the Niagara Peninsula. He has given invitational academic lectures at a number of
American universities and is the author
of 39 research papers. Recently he presented a paper on Insect Control—Strategy and Tactics, to the Plenary Session
of the Centennial of Entomology in
Kenneth L. Burke, BA, LLB'58, who
is presently serving in Hong Kong as
Foreign Service Officer, has been appointed Attache at the Canadian Embassy  in  Cairo,  United Arab  Republic.
Darrell D. Jones, LLB, became Vancouver's youngest magistrate when he
was appointed to the bench in February.
Mr. Jones, who served in the RCN during the war, completed his high school,
and then his university, education on the
veterans' program.
Dr. C. R. Mann, PhD, has been appointed assistant professor of physics and
associate in the Institute of Oceanography,
Dalhousie University. His appointment is
in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Dr.
Mann, a New Zealander, pursued studies
in microwave spectroscopy at UBC and
after receiving his PhD degree, joined
the Defence Research Board. In 1961 he
joined the Bedford Institute and commenced a study of the circulation and
mixing of the waters of the Atlantic
William C. Dufton, BASc, is now
making his home in Pennsylvania where
he has accepted the post of manager,
forest and farm engineering, for the Frick
Company, Waynesboro. He was until
recently with the B.C. Forest Products
Mrs. B. A. (Corinne) Parkin, BA,
LLB'58, has recently opened her own
law office in Burnaby. Mrs. Parkin, who
was called to the Bar in Alberta and later
admitted to the B.C. Bar, practised here
before taking an extensive tour of Spain
and Morocco last year.
Walter R. D. Underhill, BA, LLB'55,
is on a year's leave of absence from his
law firm in Vancouver in order to take
up the post of legal adviser to the
Government of Tanganyika. While stationed there he will act as alumni branch
William H. Montgomery, BA, LLB'59,
has been posted to India as third secretary in the office of the High Commissioner for Canada. Mr. Montgomery was
one of the assistants to the Hon. Howard
Green in the late Conservative Government. His wife, the former Julie Meilicke,
BA'57, will be accompanying him to
John Northy, BA, MA'63, has become
South     Okanagan     regional     planning
board's first professional planner. Before
taking up this appointment, Mr. Northey
was employed by Oregon State. The
South Okanagan planning board takes in
Oliver, Osoyoos, Okanagan Falls and
Penticton, and contiguous rural areas.
Michael J. G. Randall, BCom, has
been appointed Comptroller of Sterling
Pacific Mortgage Corporation Ltd. and
Triad Developments Ltd. Mr. Randall is
a member of the B.C. Institute of Chartered Accountants.
W. J. DiPasquale, BASc, for four and
a half years Trail's city engineer, has
joined the engineering staff of Wannop
& Hirtle Engineering Limited (Kelowna
Patrick Easton, BA, MA'60, has been
engaged by the Hamilton Board of Education to fill a newly-created position,
that of supervisor of research. Mr. Easton was formerly a research associate
with the North York Board of Education.
J. D. Friesen, BA, MEd'61, PhD'63
(Alta.) has been named provincial supervisor of guidance for the Alberta Department of Education. Prior to completing
work for his PhD degree at the University of Alberta Dr. Friesen served as
counsellor in B.C. high schools.
James T. McBurney, BCom, who is
working towards his master's degree in
education at the University of Alberta,
has been awarded the H. D. Cartwright
Scholarship. This is given for highest
general proficiency in the final year of the
B.Ed, program.
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exposure to printed matter, in which words follow one another in a
more or less orderly way, most of the world's people now think in the
pattern of the written language. That is, we are linear and sequential
thinkers, for better or worse. Heady stuff, this, but nothing to worry
about. It just means that it pays everyone to become an expert linear
and sequential thinker so that he'll know what he's thinking and
talking about. A pleasant and convenient way to do this is to read
regularly a good newspaper, like The Sun and then practice thinking
sequentially about the news of the world.
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37 James D. Muir, BCom, MBA(Calif.),
has been appointed personnel consultant
with the economic consulting firm of Hu
Harries and Associates Ltd., Edmonton.
Gordon H. Newhouse, BA, has moved
to  Toronto   to   take   up   a   position   as
assistant   brands   manager   for   Colgate-
Palmolive Ltd. at their head office.
Wm. R. Ballentine, BA, has been
named assistant manager of a new
Montreal radio station, CKGM-FM,
which goes on the air with a "good
music" program. Research towards establishing the new station's policy was done
by Mr. Ballentine.
F/L Edward J. Gaines, BASc, assumed command last October of the
RCAF Detachment, Prince Albert Radar
Laboratory at Trenton, Ontario. F/L
Gaines served at Air Division H.Q. in
Vancouver prior to taking a special six-
month course at Lowry Air Force Base
in Denver, Colo. Immediately before
taking up his present post he was stationed at Flin Flon, Man.
Bryan N. S. Gooch, BA, MA'62, presently working toward his PhD under
Prof. Geoffrey Tillotson at Birkbeck
College, University of London, has been
appointed to the department of English
of the University of Victoria. His work
concerns the comparison of poetry and
music in England between 1660 and
1760. It is expected that Mr. Gooch, a
pianist as well as a student of English
literature, will be heard as an accompanist in recitals in B.C. this summer.
While in England he has also been active as a conductor, directing both an
opera group and a chamber orchestra.
He will take up his appointment at Victoria in September. Mr. Gooch was presented to the Queen last May.
Harvey D. Sanders, BSP, MSP'59, has
been awarded a Henry Ford memorial
fellowship worth $5,000 for one year.
This program was set up by the Ford
Motor Company to assist in the training
of future university teachers. Mr. Sanders was a special lecturer during his last
two years at UBC.
Donald   Allan   Cameron,   BA,   a   UBC
English faculty lecturer, has been awarded a  $2,000  IODE memorial  scholarship for postgraduate studies at University  College,  London,  Eng.
Jon W. G. Quail, BASc, has received
an appointment to the mechanical department in the faculty of the Western
Ontario Institute of Technology. Mr.
Quail was formerly an aeronautical engineer with Canadair Ltd.
Sandra Jean Browning, BMus, a member of the first graduating class in 1962
to receive the Bachelor of Music degree
from UBC, is the first Canadian to win a
place at the London Opera Centre. Students at the Centre are given a postgraduate course in singing specifically
for opera. Miss Browning, who commenced her studies at the Centre last
fall, has been awarded $2,000 in British
scholarships to continue her music studies
in London, England.
Miss Margaret Richards, BA, has been
appointed Information Officer at the
University of Alberta. Miss Richards will
be responsible for press releases to news
media concerning all aspects of the university. She will also gather information
for The New Trail (U. of A. alumni
magazine) and answer inquiries from
other universities.
Aidan Spiller, BPE, is Welland, Ontario's new city recreation director. Mr.
Spiller was formerly supervisor of sports
and athletics in Etobicoke.
Gary   E.   Troughton,   BSc,   has   been
awarded   a   $2400   postgraduate   fellowship   by   Canadian   Industries   Ltd.   for
research in chemistry.
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A. E. Creelman, MASc, has been appointed assistant professor in the department of electrical engineering, Nova
Scotia Technical College. After graduation from Nova Scotia Technical College
in 1957, Mr. Creelman was with the
Canadian General Electric Co. as a design engineer, and in 1959 with the
Federal Electric Corporation on the
DEW line in northern Canada before
coming to UBC where he obtained his
Audrey Kerr, BLS, is now the librarian
in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Manitoba. Miss Kerr received
the Neal Harlow Book Prize for overall
proficiency in her course on graduation
from  UBC.
Nollaig MacKenzie, BA, has been
awarded a $2,000 fellowship which will
enable him to study at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. He is working towards
a PhD in philosophy.
Karen Unruh, BHE, has been appointed home economist of the Ontario
Department of Agriculture for Leeds and
Frontenac Counties. Miss Unruh will
work with Women's Institutes and 4-H
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40 Births
mr.   and   mrs.  george  w. allen   (nee
son, William George, October 16,
1963, in Taber, Alberta.
MR.   and  MRS.   ALEXANDER   J.   DRDUL,   BSc
'59, (nee Lorraine rossiter, BA'59), a
son, Richard leffrey, lanuary 21, 1961
in Kitimat. A son, Douglas Michael,
September 13, 1963, in Vancouver.
(nee marilyn doris emsxey, BSP'58),
a daughter, Allison  Paige,  December
29, 1963, in Vancouver.
mr. and mrs. anton d. raff, (nee heather burton,  BA'60),  a son,  Michael
Leonard, October 17, 1963, in Ithaca,
New York.
mr. and mrs. Gordon a. thom, BCom'56,
MBA   (Maryland),   (nee   helen   w.
hurlston, BA'55, BSW'56), a daughter,    Margot   Elaine,    December    12,
1963, in North Vancouver.
MR.   and   MRS.   EDWIN   JOSEPH  WEBB,   BA
'56, a daughter, Suzanne Germaine.
December 12, 1963, in Port Alberni.
birkitt-main. Philip D. Birkitt, BSc'62 to
Eileen Phyllis Main, BEd'63, in Gren-
don, Warwickshire, England.
banfield-white. John A. Banfield,
BCom'56 to Donna Cheryl White, BA
'60 in Vancouver.
forsyth-macleod. Donald Arthur Forsyth to Dorothy M. MacLeod, BSA'47.
in Ottawa.
groome-marsh. Ronald William Groome
to Etanda Jean Marsh, BSN'63, in
hanson-macdonald. Michael Frederick
Hanson, BA'63, to Sharon Dawn MacDonald, BA'63, in Vancouver.
isherwood-holmes. Thomas Foster Ish-
erwood, BA'43, LLB'51, to Constance
Dora Holmes, LLB'51, in Victoria.
kagnoff-kahn. Martin Frederick Kagnoff
to Marcia Carolyn Kahn, BA'63, in
lemieux-fisher. Marc Lemieux to Joy
Marie Fisher, BA'62, in Vancouver.
loch-pihl. Wilfred Henry Loch, BEd'63,
to Sharon Rose Pihl, in Vancouver.
Mah-wong. Gordon Mah, BASc'57, to
Brenda Louise Wong, in London,
hayter-morrow. Roy B. Hayter, BASc
'63, to Dorothy O. Morrow, BSc'61, in
parker-capstick. Ronald D. Parker,
BASc'63, to Valerie Capstick, BSc'61.
MSc'63, in New Westminster.
pinto-uchida. Jose Mendes Pinto to Midori Jane Uchida, BA'57, MSc'60, in
London, Ontario.
saulnier-borton. Alfred Peter Saulnier
to Alice Maretta Borton, BHE'62, in
srivastava-brawn. Surat Prasad Srivas-
tava, PhD'63, to Vivien Mavis Brawn,
in Ottawa.
wilson-ramsey. Vincent Seymour Wilson, BSF'62, to Marilyn Joyce Ramsey, in Vancouver.
woods-goodrich. Barry Curtis Woods to
Elizabeth Ann Goodrich, BSN'63, in
Ralph Elliott Stedman, BA, MA'28,
PhD(Edinburgh) died in London, England, January 31, 1964. At the time of
his death he was executive director of the
International Sugar Council, a post he
had held for several years. After obtaining his PhD degree, Dr. Stedman was a
professor of philosophy at Dundee College, St. Andrew's University, and later
taught at Swansea, Wales. During the war
he was Food Controller for the Dundee
area and subsequently Food Attache to
the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.
He is survived by his wife and three sons.
R. Eric G. Langton, BA, MA'41, died
September 8, 1963. He was principal of
Garibaldi Senior Secondary School in
Maple Ridge. His wife, a son and a
daughter survive.
Richard R. Hilton, BASc, former commanding officer of RCAF station Camp
Borden, Ontario, died January 10, 1964,
in Ottawa. Group Captain Hilton leaves
a wife, a son and a daughter.
Kenneth E. Grant, BA, was one of the
118 passengers who lost their lives in the
crash of a TCA jet aircraft on November
29, 1963. He is survived by his wife and
one daughter.
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M. Allan MacDonald, BSA, MSA'49,
died suddenly, January 7. 1964. Dr. MacDonald was widely known for his investigations in the field of animal physiology.
At the time of his death he was president
of the Macdonald College branch of the
Agricultural Institute of Canada. He is
survived by his wife, the former Marion
Cumming, BA'48, a son and a daughter.
Michael J. Marko, BASc, collapsed and
died October 20, 1963, while taking part
in a cleanup day at his ski club. He leaves
a wife, a son and a daughter.
Joseph Fashoway, LLB, was killed in a
motor vehicle accident on January 20,
1964, in Vancouver. He is survived by his
wife, the former Myrtle Jones, BA'45, a
son and a daughter.
Robert Michael Stevens, BASc, was
killed in the TCA jet aircraft crash on
November 29, 1963.
Georgina G. Burge, BEd, died October
20, 1963. Mrs. Burge, a teacher, was particularly interested in music and her
choirs were perennial winners at the
Cowichan Music Festival. She is survived
by her mother, Mrs. G. McLaren, two
sons and two daughters.
R. C. R. (Kit) Malkin, BSc, was instantly killed in a car accident November
3, 1963. He was commencing work on
his doctorate at the Hopkins Marine
Station, Pacific Grove, California, at the
time of his death.
G. W. Brown, LLD, died October 18,
1963. He was the general editor of the
Dictionary of Canadian Biography, published by the University of Toronto Press.
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The last issue of The Chronicle
had two pages of the names of UBC
grads for whom we had no valid addresses. We tried this as an experiment to see what would happen, and
were promptly flooded with answers
as to where we could find these
people. To all those who responded
so quickly—our grateful thanks.
This time we are picking all
"lost" grads whose graduating year
ends in the 4's or 9's, since these
years will soon be receiving reunion
mailings. We hope they will be
found in time.
Rev. Joseph T. Smeeton, BA
Dr. Allen Buchanan, BA
Alan F. Gill, BA, MA'25
Gordon Alan Lewis, BA
Mrs. Greta Mueller, BA
Miss Sarah Palmer, BA
Donald Blair Smith, BA, MA'25
Mrs. Harry Tupper, BA
Miss A. Verna Turner, BA
Leslie K. Bickell, BASc
Ralph V. Wilcox. BSA
Mrs. F. H. Allan, BA
Mrs. J. H. Bates, BA, MA'33
Mrs. Reilly Bird, BA
Miss Daisy J. Brealey, BA
Miss Mary Ellen Clark, BA
Miss Anna I. Davis, BA
Joseph Genser, BA
Geo. H. E. Green, BA
Mrs. Aldridge N. Beattie, BA
Mrs. Doris Kathleen Beech, BA
Mr.  and Mrs.  Alex G.  Campbell.   BA,
BSA'36, BA'37
Mrs. Frank J. Capretto, BA
M. Faith K. Cornwall, BA
Jack Kingswood Balcombe, BCom
Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Aldous, BA, MA'41,
L. C. F. Bannerman, BA, MA'46
Rev. E. L. Bishop, BA
Dr. & Mrs. H. C. Burke, BA, BA'38
M. J. Cameron, BA
Albert J. Ducklow, BA
A. N. Ferguson, BA
A. Coulson, BASc, BASc'40
David R. Donaldson, BASc
Philip J. Farmer, BASc
Zelle Adcock, BA
Miss Hildred Bligh, BA
Dr. Norman Bulman, BA, MA'47
Robert D. Cleland, BA, BEd'53
Joan I. L. Day, BA
Miss    Elizabeth    A.     DePencier,     BA,
Mrs. Douglas H. Findlay, BA
David S. Franklin, BA, BSW'48, MSW'49
H. M. Abbott, BASc
Gilbert F. Auchinleck, BASc.
Charles H. Clay, BASc
D. Allan Currie, BASc
J. Boyd Douglas, BASc
Dr.   &   Mrs.   Frank   O.   Ekman,   BASc.
MASc'46, BA'44
Louis H. Gitterman, BASc'44
Robert C. Blair, BSA
Dr. Norman D. Abbey, BA
Miss Katherine E. D. Anderson, BA
Miss Jane E. Bolton, BA
James C. Adam, BASc
James W. Atkey, BASc
Herbert J. Baker, BASc
George McK. Blair, BASc
Richard J. Bradshaw, BASc
George A. Brealey, BASc, MASc'51
Thomas R. Broadland, BASc
Norman Brooks, BASc
Mr. and Mrs.  Frederick W.  Broughton.
BASc, BASc'50
John A. Campbell, BASc
Alexander C. Carlyle, BASc
Mr.   and   Mrs.   Norman   R.   Collinson.
BASc, BHE'48
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. MacDonald, BASc.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Milligan, BASc. BHE
Charles F. Armstrong, BCom
Charles H. Beer. BCom
William Earle Beninger, BCom
John J. Blaine, BCom
M. DeV. Carter, BCom, BA'50
Miss June E. Clarke, BCom
Mr. and Mrs. George D. Coates, BA'50,
BASc'51, BCom
Robert J. Cooper, BCom
Maurice    N.    Cote,    BCom,    BSW'52.
Norman L. Crowe, BCom
Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Satterfield,
BCom, BA'52
L. F. Cashman, LLB
John G. McDonald, LLB
G. A. Poupore, LLB
E. Rowntree, LLB
Miss P. M. Bredl, BEd
Miss Joyce Crab tree, BEd
Mrs. W. S. Delbert, BHE
Capt. Lloyd E. Cornett, BPE
Harry R. Anderson, BSA
Gordon H. Berry, BSA
Marvin C. Cooke. BSA
Ronald W. Cooper, BSA
Mrs. Mervin Davis, BSA
Aldo N. DeSantis, BSA
Robert Oliver Edwards, BSA
Mrs. J. F. Fee, BSA
W. Graham Fulton, BSA
R. G. Garry, BSA
Orson Gibb, BSA
John S. Gilmore, BSA
Percy Gitelman, BSA
Dorland R. Goodrich, BSA
George M. Gould, BSA
Barrie Ford, BSF
Charles W. Garrard, BSF
Miss Marcia J. Aitkens, BASc (N)
Miss Marguerite C. Butters, BASc (N)
Mrs. G. N. de Rosenroll, BASc (N)
Miss Joan F. Doree, BASc (N)
James Anderson, BSP
Nicolas Brodoway. BSP
Elizabeth A. Collier, BSW
Miss A. Catherine Flegel, BSW
John T. Hopkins, BSW
M. Bruce McKenzie, BSW, MSW'50
Miss Margaret C. McDonald, BSW
Robert J. G. Mitchell, BSW, MSW'52
Michael N. Andrusiak, BA
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Ashdown, BA,
BEd'57, BA'49
Thomas J. Beeby, BA
J. M. Bezer, BA, BASc'50
William W. Bilsland, BA, MA'55
Mrs. Bonnie Adams, BA
Wm. Douglas Andrews, BA
Robert Cecil Baker, BA
Miss Thelma M. Boon, BA
W. B. Boreysza, BA, MA'55
W. David S. Bowering, BA
D. J. Bremner, BA
Darlene A. Brinkworth, BA, BSW'55
Alexander D. K. Burton, BA
David Butler, BA
Miss Claire Anne Byrne, BA
John F. Carruthers. BA
F.dward M. Chichura, BA
Terrance Allen, BASc
John D. Anderson. BASc
Charles L. Bailey, BASc
Gordon S. Boyle, BASc
George E. Crispin, BASc
Eugene Ehrenholz, BASc
J. S. Fiorentino, BASc, MASc'56
George E. Forman, BASc
John Allan Fraser, BASc
Leslie R. Galloway, BASc
Henry G. Bauer. BCom
John P. Bulmer, BCom
Geoffrey Dewis, BCom
Roland J. Bouwman, LLB
Mansel M. Billings, BEd
Mrs. John Geddes, BHE
E. John Covey, BPE
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Wm. Aho, BA,
Olu Adeola-Akonni, BA
F/C Howard R. Berge, BA
Melville Blackman,  BA
Walter Dean Burgess,  BA
Mrs. V. K. Calleberg, BA
John C. Carpenter, BA
Michael A. Clark, BA
Stanley P. Copland, BA
George Edward Cummings, BA
Harvey C. N. Abell, BASc
Charles W. Alexander, BASc
Peter Montgomery Brown, BASc
Wm. M. Calderwood, BASc
David M. Cameron, BASc
Robert E.  Chaplin, BASc
Ronald A. Ciccone, BASc
Philip L. Dayson, BASc
Robert E. Elcox, BASc
Felix A. K. Ernstsohn, BASc
Erik H. Bendrodt, BCom
Irving A. Buckwold, BCom
Alfred R. Champion, BCom
Carl F. Drugge, BCom
Alfhart H. Geffcken, BCom
Brian S. Gingell, BCom
Lawrence C. Brahan, LLB
William E. Boucock, BArch
Miss E. Margaret A. Bain. BEd
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