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Women graduates:
What price THEIR diploma?
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4    Open letter to the girl graduate
Mary Wellwood examines the job market for women
with degrees.
8    Do our graduates really care?
Meet our new president, Beverley Lecky, writing her
first message to the alumni in this issue.
13    Dr. Macdonald — five years in review
How the past five years look to the man who brought
out the Macdonald Report.
18    Labour questions the university
Labour, in its relationship with the university, is
more concerned with 'input' than 'output' says Paul
Phillips, writer of this article.
9 It's a good question!
10 Dr. Logan —true Hellene
16 Forestry-Agriculture is open for business
20 UBC field hockey at home and abroad
22 Open house at UBC
24 The university and a world in crisis
26 News around the campus
29 Dear editor
30 Alumni association news
32 Annual meeting
34 Listen in with the editor
35 What's new with alumni
Next Issue: The three F's of a degree:
finance, finance, finance.
Volume 21, No. 2 —Summer, 1967
Frank C. Walden, BA'49, chairman
Stan Evans, BA'41, BEd'44, past chairman
Mrs. L. E. Barber, BA'37
Keith Bradbury, Law II
Mrs. G. B. Dickson, BA'60
Miss Kris Emmott, Sc II
John L Gray, BSA'39
Dr. J. Katz
D. C. Peck, BCom'48, BA'49
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Member American Alun
Elizabeth B. Norcross. BA'56
Bruce Benton, Arts II
Bruce Benton Open letter
You now have your degree, a document symbolizing
the first major milestone on the life path you hope to
follow. It represents the expenditure of four or more
years of your time, work and money. For it you were
willing to forego a number of your economically productive years with the idea that by acquiring a professional skill you could make a more valuable contribution
to the world. Or it could be that you chose to give up
the money you might have earned for the possibility of a
much higher income after your years of study. Both are
legitimate reasons and, in either case, you now expect to
reap the benefits of your efforts.
When you decided on an academic program you assumed, then, that the amount of education you acquired
would have a direct bearing on the income you would
earn. You also felt that if you were gifted in any direction you should work towards a goal where your talents
would benefit both yourself and your community. In
theory your assumptions were correct. In fact? May I
just say that considerable doubts exist, and after lengthy
research I agree that they are justified in many cases.
In England the Institute of Human Relations has initiated a survey of the problems women face in aspiring
to executive positions. One question they seek to answer
is, "Is it worth the effort?" They found that four out of
five of Britain's top women executives were either unmarried or married without children. In the United
States a study of a post-college group found less than ten
per cent willing to try for the top, and here the main
drawback cited was what they termed the 'confidence
barrier.' The U. N. Commission on the Status of Women
finds that educated women in developing countries have
an accepted status and make immediate and significant
contributions, whereas in the western countries the adjustment must be graduated with the "prevailing conditions of private enterprise." This situation has been
accepted by many but it has also been challenged, even
though the myth of inequality is deeply rooted in our past.
Centuries of church teaching have left their mark. The
women of India and most of Asia have escaped this
heritage and the women of socialist countries have
repudiated it. Of course all western women do not aspire
to a meaningful career outside the home but if they do
they should not be denied it because of traditional ideas
about their 'proper' place. Unfortunately, archaic ideas
die hard and we, as a sex, often become wary of showing
too much intelligence and ambition.
If your degree is in Education, however, you are entering a field with excellent opportunities. In this province women with equal qualifications receive equal pay
with men. If you have your master's degree and the
necessary personality you may some day join the ranks of
school principals. There are about thirty women in
charge of Vancouver and lower mainland schools today.
Prospects are also good in administration although I
did not discover women above the rank of executive
assistant. I would say, though, that in this capacity anyone would find that she was in a position to be of real
value to her profession.
As a new teacher in British Columbia do not limit
yourself to employment in the heavily populated areas.
The growth of our north and the expansion in the interior has brought the establishment of new and modern
schools. A teacher can have a most satisfying life in these
communities, aid in their cultural progress and have
most of the social amenities of city living without the
Graduates in medicine, law, nursing, pharmacy and
library science can find ready employment. In the past
few years a new area has also opened up for teachers,
nurses, agriculturists and technicians enabling them to
go abroad on assignments for CUSO, the Canadian
counterpart of Peace Corps service. This year alone five
hundred of our young people will leave to use their
training in work in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean
countries. Their rewards will not be financial but the
experience and understanding they gain in their foreign
contacts can not be measured in monetary terms. We
can only hope that Canada will make proper use of
these most valuable citizens when they return.
The same can be hoped for the increasing number of
you who will go on to graduate schools. Even two years
ago forty per cent of the graduate students at McGill
University were women. Dr. Mary Burns, a space re- Js it worth the effort?
to the girl graduate
by Mary Wellwood, BA'51
search scientist there, says that women are naturals as
scientists because of their innate curiosity about everything.
Responsibility should accompany this curiosity. You
must be prepared to risk taking unpopular actions and
expect to pay the price of putting your training to the
common good. Dr. Frances Kelsey took just such a
socially valid stand when she refused to sanction the
sale of thalidomide in the United States. Her 'stubbornness' in the face of almost overwhelming pressures
averted the tragedy that many countries, including our
own, must face in coping with deformed children that
resulted from the use of that drug. Another of her
qualified contemporaries did not fare so well. In the
recent war against high food prices Esther Peterson,
Special Assistant for Consumer Affairs to the U. S.
president, sided with the consumers she had been hired
to protect. She has just been replaced by Betty Furness,
whose credentials are based on her success in selling
appliances on television commercials.
If you are entering the job market with a B.A. be
prepared to start at the bottom of whatever occupation
you choose. If your mind is not yet made up and you
have no office training I recommend that you take a few
months to equip yourself with this most valuable skill.
It is the key that will give you entry to many doors that
will otherwise remain closed. Then pick the business to
which you are motivated and offer your services. Keep
your eyes open for a chance as secretary to a good
executive and learn all you can. If you have ambition
you will ignore the concept that everything stops at
five o'clock. At certain times in many offices this is not
the case so never hesitate to show initiative or to take on
additional responsibility.
Today career choices are endless. What about the
variety in merchandising alone? Large stores offer jobs
in personnel, buying, selling, advertising and promotion
that could lead to contacts in allied trades. Then there
are the civil services, federal laboratories, hospitals, newspapers, public relations, labour unions and political
parties. Women in real estate, industrial research and
legal secretarial work command good wages when they
gain experience. An expanding field can be found in the
travel agencies, and all the airlines offer jobs with interest and opportunity. If you are fluent in languages
investigate positions in immigration offices here and
abroad and don't overlook the posibilities in United
Nations agencies.
Work in advertising involves research, art, copy writing and other jobs that could lead to helpful links with
people in all the communications media. If you like
mathematics and solving problems, don't ignore the new
job of computer analyst. You will have to start as a
programming trainee but future opportunities will be
Have you considered the growing visual aids market,
the new teaching machines, the infant field of educational television? The day of the Girl Friday at a TV or
radio studio is over as ur.ion policy prohibits floating all
over the lot to learn the trade, but you can get inside the
door with office experience. If you are interested in this
line a training course st an accredited school should
prove a sensible investment.
While researching these job possibilities I was amused
at a coincidence the day I was reading an article on the
many openings for graduates in home economics. The
author stated that this was one field where women need
not compete with men in order to achieve top positions
and I made a note to use this happy fact. I had to delete
it because our newspaper that same day carried the press
release announcing the appointment of a man as the
new head of the School of Home Economics at UBC. I
thought about that for a while and I am still thinking
about it.
Most of you will marry in the next few years and
many will spend a considerable part of your lives raising
families. Some of you will do this and continue with
your profession but the majority will devote full time to
home and children. If your choice is the latter remember
that the time may come when you wish to resume work
which makes it essential to keep up with all advances in
your field. It is too easy to let your mind get rusty, so
subscribe to professional journals, keep files of notes on
developments and jot down your own ideas for possible Mary Southin: A successful woman must work twice as
hard and be twice as smart as a man.
future use. If a sudden change in circumstances makes
it necessary for you to assume the financial support of
your family you may thus avoid an expensive period of
retraining. Some colleges in the U. S. A. have already
established retraining programs and Britain and Sweden
are considering action in this direction. They realize
that the organization and planning needed in raising a
family can result in a more mature and valuable
Remember, too, that the work week is becoming increasingly shorter. A professional woman with children
need not deprive society of her services if she can adjust
her working hours to her situation. No law specifies that
all productive employment need be restricted to the
hours between nine and five on the clock.
The man recently appointed to head a prominent
girls' school in Vancouver says that "in future" women
will be equal in all employment and this will lead to a
more stable influence in society. However, a statement in
Labour Economics in Canada says that "the lower wages
paid to women has encouraged employers to choose them
over men, so therefore equal pay legislation could increase discrimination against women."
Meanwhile we wait in vain for positive action from
the institutions from which we should expect leadership. Parliament has authorized the spending of valuable
time and money on a 'Royal Commission on the Status
of Women' to recommend "what steps might be taken
by the federal government to ensure their equality with
men in all aspects of Canadian society." I respectfully
suggest that we already know our status. If this belated
concern is sincere our government could take a giant
step to correct the situation by eliminating discrimination in salaries and promotions in the offices and crown
corporations under its control and make better use of
skilled women now doing work that does not make use
of their training. As a veteran of a crown corporation I
speak both from personal experience and familiarity with
many other cases.
The record of our universities is no better. The Canadian Association of University Teachers is making a continuing study of the extent of discrimination against
women faculty members in the areas of salary, pensions,
promotions and other aspects relating to their work.
Using Bureau of Statistics figures on salaries and academic qualifications the committee making the study
reports that according to present data they have established a "prima facie case for the continued existence of
discrimination against women in the matter of salaries."
I feel that it is not enough for a university to say that it
concerns itself with the development of talent if it refuses to recognize the value of that developed talent
when it becomes a marketable commodity.
So the confidence barrier I mentioned previously is
very real. It takes a strong woman to stand up to subtle
prejudice in its many guises. The majority give up and
in so doing increase the sad waste of resources and
talent, a loss we can ill afford. Of all the industrial
nations Canada is said to make least use of its woman
power. Perhaps lawyer Mary Southin, a graduate of UBC,
was right when she said that at present a successful
woman must "work twice as hard and be twice as smart
as a man" to gain equality of opportunity with him in
competing for a position.
Despite all this I feel very optimistic and full of envy
of you because you have more scope and more chance to
shape your future than any previous generation of
graduates. The simple fact of being able to plan your
family as you wish gives you an assurance and a control previously denied to the majority. Questioning
young men who are now rejecting long held prejudices
see women as people and their attitude will be reflected
in your relations with one another when they take their
places in our government and our economy.
But in this transition period equality of opportunity is
not a fact so you must work within the structure and
abide by the unwritten rules that still govern it. Remain
womanly but don't expect special privileges because you
are a woman. When you are at work you are a person so
act like one and expect to be treated as one. Be adaptable
and competent and don't take small defeats too personally. If you achieve a measure of success you may
encounter actions based on discrimination and often on
unconscious prejudice. You can rise above it because you
know the source. Remember we are all to blame. Our
conditioning took a very long time and it will take a
further period for the de-brainwashing.
Meanwhile—good luck and happy integration!
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President, UBC Alumni Association
UBC must have
alumni support
On taking office as your president in this 51st year of
our Association's history I am very much aware of the
fact that there are now some 39,000 UBC graduates. And
I ask myself, Do these 39,000 graduates really care about
their University? Certainly a great many do, but just as
certainly a great many do not. One major challenge to
those of us who care must be to make sure that more
and more graduates become knowledgeable about the
problems facing the institution in its drive towards greatness. Before we can expect support and understanding
from the community at large, we must first look to ourselves. If we are informed and interested in the problems
arising on the campus—problems of growth, problems of
finance, problems in administration — then and only
then can we exert an influence on the community at large,
an influence that will be felt in government circles.
Our Alumni Association has been trying to meet the
challenges confronting it, and in most areas I think we
can claim we have been doing a good job. Two obvious
ways of communicating our concerns and our aspirations to all graduates are by means of the Chronicle and
the Branches program. The Chronicle, which reaches
four times yearly all donors to Alumni Annual Giving
and alumni donors to the 3-Universities Capital Fund,
and all graduates once a year, is doing a splendid job of
informing its readers of news and developments pertaining to the University.
The Branches program needs to be greatly expanded,
in an effort to stimulate greater interest among alumni
who live at some distance from UBC, either within the
province or in larger centres in Eastern Canada and the
United States.
These are just two means which we must employ to
reach our objective, that objective being to develop, in
the next few years, an alumni solidly behind UBC—an
alumni that does care, and will therefore automatically
infect others with enthusiasm. This, then, is our first
Alumni who are actively involved in the affairs of the
Association have other concerns too. We are concerned
about the financing of higher education. A Government
Relations Committee has been actively working at informing the Members in Victoria of the special needs of
UBC where the graduate school is becoming larger and
ever more important to the community. There is reason
to hope now that we may meet with success in persuading our government in Victoria of the validity of formula
Your Association has also been concerned with University government, and early last year set up a committee to examine it. Dr. Macdonald's resignation underlines the importance of our study. The University
Government Committee has examined the two faculty
reports, the Duff-Berdahl report and the student report
as well as doing an independent, impartial study of its
own. Its brief will have been presented to the executive
of the Association by the time this appears in print, and it
will, I feel sure, be of value to the Board of Governors.
Our Association is also concerned with that basic
group, the students, the alumni of tomorrow. We are
concerned with the recent graduates who too often disappear from the scene of alumni activity for years, if not
forever. With their interests in mind, and the larger
interest of the Association as a whole, we have sponsored
a Young Alumni Club. We have concerned ourselves,
too, and actively with the quality of students who will
be entering UBC, and our High School Visitation Committee has sent out teams to senior secondary schools
throughout the province.
These are but a few of the many programs on the
alumni agenda. The support of every graduate is needed
in all areas, for the resignation of Dr. Macdonald and
the prospect of a year without presidential leadership
means that we must give the Administration support
wherever we can.
Our concern, then, as alumni is to generate support
and enthusiasm for our University if we care enough to
want to see it reach the goals of excellence and greatness.
There's tremendous potential in 39,000 graduates!
8 It's a good question!
D. R. Williams, BA'48, LLB'49
Is there a place on the academic
senate for graduates?
by David R. Williams
Certainly! If one is going to allow students to come on
Senate, as is done at Simon Fraser and UVic, why not
let graduates remain? The Duff-Berdahl Report recommends that the former be admitted and that the
latter be rejected. Unless one is going to deny the value
of a university education, it would seem senseless to
admit those who are uneducated and to exclude those
who are educated. To say graduates are unfitted for the
Senate is to say that on graduation they shed their
interest in the intellect and are unfit to remain in the
university   community.
The reasoning of the Report in recommending exclusion of graduates is that they have no place in
considering curriculum and that they should be relegated instead to an amorphous new creation known as
the University Court. The Report also says that only in
Canada does one find laity on the Senate. It would
probably be better to combine the Senate and Board
than create an entirely new body of university government, but anyway it obviously suits the Canadian
temperament to have graduates on Senate and why
should a British vice-chancellor and an American professor cavil at the system? Certainly at UBC that system
has brought to the Senate many graduates of distinguished  intellectual  attainment  and  broad  experience.
Most universities rely on public funds. So long as
university government is divided between the Board and
the Senate, the public is entitled to be represented on
the latter body as well as on the former and the
graduates are probably as good a group as any to
represent the interests of the general public on it.
One has to assume that a graduate in consenting to
be nominated for Senate membership is at least reasonably intelligent and informed, and is interested in the
welfare of the University and is prepared to involve
himself in its activity. If the presence on the Board of
Governors of non-academics is desirable (the academics
would prefer the word 'inevitable') surely it is illogical
to keep them off Senate. The non-academic is likely,
because of the numbers involved, to have far more
power on the Board than Senate, and yet for some
curious reason the academics seem to concentrate their
fire on the Senate non-academics rather than on those on
the Board. The Duff-Berdahl recommendations that students go on Senate is based more on a desire to quell the
possibilities of riots and unrest—to foster understanding—
to communicate as it were—than on any logical grounds.
Decisions on curriculum by the Senate are not made
in a vacuum—they have implications for the whole
community. What is more sensible than that informed
members of the community have at least the opportunity of being heard? Admittedly many graduate
members of Senate will not feel qualified to pronounce
on changes in esoteric subjects outside their own experience, but are the members of the faculty in which
the graduate member studied really any better qualified
to pronounce than he? How can we be sure that a
Commerce professor, for example, is better able to evaluate a change in some complex electronics course than a
chartered accountant whom he taught who might be
advising large corporations on the installation of accounting  by  computers?
There are broad questions of policy sometimes to be
decided and here the informed voice of a graduate may
well be heard. It is easy to cite examples: the place of
athletics in the university life; the introduction of a new
program in the first year of the Arts faculty; the
question of awards; the general direction of academic
training—all these allow useful contributions by graduates. Moreover, the growth of professional faculties
since the war justifies "he presence on Senate of at
least some representatives who are practising in the
professions. One cannot necessarily expect full representation but the evaluation of curriculum requirements
and changes in the professional schools will be enhanced
if there happens to be on Senate members of those
professions who can consider the future practical implications of change. Would not a nurse, dentist, lawyer
or doctor be at least as well qualified to evaluate curriculum changes in those faculties as someone, say, in
agricultural engineering or any other unrelated discipline?
So far as voting power on the Senate is concerned, the
academics have it their own way—why should they
grudge the presence on the Senate of people who are
interested in the university—who are informed—who
bring to the Senate experience and objectivity. The
Senate if wholly academic may well become inbred. One
hesitates to refer to an ivory tower, but Duff-Berdhal
admits academics are a peculiar race and it makes sense
to expose them to intelligent dialogue with representatives of the general community which is bound to be
affected by their decisions. If Yale University permits its
alumni to screen applicants for admission, surely we at
UBC can recognize the worth of our own graduates in
matters of curriculum.
9 by Malcolm F. McGregor, BA'30,
MA'31, PhD'37 (U. of Cincinnati)
Dr. Logan
At 2:20 p.m., friday, April 14, 1967 Harry Logan, Professor Emeritus and Special Lecturer in Classics, closed
his text of Vergil, said goodbye to the students in
Latin 405, and left the room. It was his last class, for
with the end of the year, June 30, he will retire in fact.
Before that, however, he will mark examinations and
submit his report to the Registrar.
Perhaps on that day in April Harry Logan thought of
the autumn of 1913, when, as Lecturer in Classics, he
began his teaching career at McGill University College;
or of the summer of 1915 when, as a member of the
faculty of the new University of British Columbia, he
assisted the students in drawing up the constitution of
the Alma Mater Society. But in the September of 1915
Lieutenant Logan was absent from his classroom, preparing for action overseas as machine gun officer with
the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders. Later he was transferred
to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps. He won the
Military Cross and was mentioned in despatches. In
1919 he wrote the official history of the Corps and it
was not until 1920 that he resumed his academic career
at the University of British Columbia.
The University was still housed at Fairview and this
led to the great campaign and Trek of 1922, in which
Logan took part. The government heard the cry and the
freshman class of 1925 was the first to attend lectures
at West Point Grey. Logan, occupying Office J in the
Arts Building (now Mathematics), formed, along with
Lemuel Robertson and Otis Todd that extraordinary
trio that comprised the department of classics and, by
means of its combination of superlative teaching and
learning, made education a memorable experience for so
many students.
During the depression Logan, as a member of Senate
(1930-1947), served the University well in its most
precarious years. By 1936 he had become professor and in
that year he accepted appointment as principal of the
Fairbridge Farm School at Duncan. He remained there
until 1946, caring for underprivileged British children,
many of whom became established in Canada and kept
in touch with him. In 1941 he was elected by Senate to
the Board of Governors on which he sat until 1946,
when he moved to London for three years as secretary
of the Fairbridge Society.
But Logan could not stay away from young people
and in 1949 he returned to the University as Head of
the department of classics. In 1953 he reached the age
of retirement. His successor as Head, however, was a
former student, Malcolm F. McGregor, who insisted
that Logan remain in the department as lecturer. So
for fifteen more years undergraduates, and sometimes
graduates, had the privilege of reading Vergil and Plato
with the Master.
Nor did the University as a whole lack his counsel.
From 1953 to 1959 he edited the Alumni Chronicle
and from 1955 to 1961 he once more represented Convocation on the Senate. When the decision was made to
produce a history of the University for the Jubilee Year,
1958, Logan was the obvious choice as author. Tuum Est
is  the  result.
Logan has always maintained that a classical education
should build a versatile and adaptable man. He has been
the embodiment of his own teaching. A Rhodes Scholar
himself, who studied at St. John's, he has often sat on
the Committee of Selection and has taken a personal
interest in the recipients of the award (it is not an
accident that several have chosen St. John's). Many a
well-known Canadian, in academic life and elsewhere,
can and does boast that Logan was responsible for the
first critical steps towards a career. There is scarcely, in
fact, a graduate of the University from the years 1915-
1936 and 1950-1953 who does not know or know of
Harry Logan. In the mid-1950's the University began to
grow and the old intimacy between all the students and
all the faculty soon became a regretted memory. Yet
even after 1953 there were students in Arts who elected
the course in Vergil because Logan was the instructor.
As an undergraduate Logan, as a true Hellene, played
games. He captained track at McGill, he ran at Oxford
and played lacrosse. As a member of faculty he has
retained his interest in all sports. It was to Logan that
many an undergraduate reported on Monday morning
concerning the success or failure of his team. Logan is
still a familiar figure in the stands or on the sidelines on
a Saturday afternoon. In recognition of the support he
has given to UBC's teams a new field has recently been
named in his honour. Even now he is a keen golfer.
Whatever has been important to the University has
been important to him. So in 1928, during fierce debate,
he took the lead in reorganizing the C.O.T.C. on the
campus. His wisdom and foresight were proved in the
following decade.
Harry Logan has done many things and served in
many capacities. First, however, he has been and re-
lO true Hellene
Dr. Logan and Dr. McGregor. The medal, presented to Dr. Logan at a dinner on March
6, reads (in Latin): Presented to Harry T. Logan who may well say as day succeedeth
day, "I have truly lived."
1 1 The Colonel meets a class.
mains a teacher. In this capacity he has always, no
matter what the course or text, directed primary attention
to man and his accomplishments. This is why he was so
successful as a teacher of Greek and Roman history,
which was for many years his responsibility. And he it
was who read the ancient historians in the original
languages. His academic lineal descendants are teaching
in a number of North American universities today.
Logan's students will recall that the door of his office
was always open. It is not a coincidence that now all
the office doors at the north end of the second floor of
the Buchanan Building remain open, all day, every day.
Normally, when a Head retires he withdraws from the
campus. Yet in the department of classics the Head
Emeritus stayed on, by request, despite his offers to
withdraw. For fifteen years, in response to the students'
demands and his colleagues' urgings, Logan has prolonged his occupation of the classroom.
The department includes a number of younger men
who were not Logan's students. It has been fascinating
to observe how warmly they have accepted 'the Colonel'
and how deeply they respect him. His, of course, is a
jaunty and slim figure, whose vigour belies his years; a
characteristic hat, the brim ridiculously narrow and
ridiculously turned up, often worn at an impossible
angle, creates the impression that the world is a good
place  and  life  is  cheerfully  exciting.
Plato, in his Timaeus, tells the story of Solon's visit to
Egypt, where one of the priests, in conversation with
him, shook his head and sighed, "Oh, Solon, Solon, you
Hellenes are always young. No Hellene is an old man."
Harry Logan is a Hellene.
Pour realiser
une plenitude de vie
Quelles que soient les reactions qu'aient pu provoquer
en vous les idees que j'ai emises ici, je tiens a declarer
en terminant que je n'ai eu d'autre intention que de
developper dans toute l'ampleur qu'elle me semble
posseder, l'idee si feconde exprimee dans l'introduction
du Rapport Bladen sur Le financement de Fenseigne-
ment superieur du Canada—et je cite:
"Gardons-nous de l'idee totalitaire qui consiste a
traiter les hommes comme des moyens a developper selon
les besoins de la collectivite; considerons au contraire la
collectivite comme un moyen de developper les talents
des individus. A la longue, il se pourrait meme que nous
obtenions de revenus plus eleves en accordant une plus
grande attention a l'individu. Nous serions alors sure-
ment plus pres de realiser une certaine plenitude de vie."
—Very Rev. Roger Guindon, OMI,
Rector, University of Ottawa
12 Dr. John B. Macdonald
by Elizabeth Blanche Norcross
five years in review
It's bright, uncluttered, functional—the office which
has been home base for Dr. John Barfoot Macdonald
during the five years of his presidency of The University
of British Columbia. In those five years it has acquired
no personal stamp of the occupant, no impedimenta of
mementoes. It is probably a fair reflection of the man
himself, a man singularly uncluttered in his thinking,
who came to UBC in 1962 with a clear conception of the
job he had to do and an unshakeable self-imposed order
of priorities. A man too absorbed in his task to bother
with any of the tricks of image-making.
See him behind the mike, listen to him speak at a
public meeting. Then, regardless of whatever quip or
anecdote with which he may have opened his address—
and they are often very apropos—he seems remote, so
concentrated on his message he is oblivious of his
audience, his only acknowledgment of their presence
his measured, clear delivery. For to Jack Macdonald the
medium is most definitely not the message. Certain truths
about universities in general and UBC in particular he
feels should be self-evident, and he has spent his five
years with us in trying to make those truths self-evident.
But not with 100% success.
There's another Dr. Macdonald, a Macdonald that
not enough people have had an opportunity to meet, the
Macdonald at the series of 'Meet the President' luncheons, the Macdonald who played the piano for students
at a Leadership Conference, giving them whatever tune
they called for, the Macdonald whom two senior students
hotly defended against certain critical alumni at an
Alumni Annual Dinner.
But the warm, eminently approachable man of the
small social gathering had his priorities, and in his first
year or two at UBC they did not leave him time for
many appearances at such gatherings.
"The first and most urgent thing had to he the development of a plan for the province."
When I asked Dr. Macdonald to take a retrospective
look at the University over the past five years, I mentioned the criticism that had been levelled at him because of
his lack of concern at the outset for public relations. He
replied that he had been quite aware of the criticism
and he had no regrets about the decision that had led to
"It was clear to me," he said, "that the first and most
urgent thing had to be the development of a plan for
the province. I am also not very happy about making
public statements until I am informed and I felt during
the first months I was here that the two tasks of preparing a plan for the province and becoming informed
were of a much higher priority than the matter of
making public pronouncements which, at best, would
have had to be platitudinous.'
As any close observer of President Macdonald's public
speeches will have noticed, platitudes are among the
things for which he has no time.
The reference to the plan for the province led us into
the background of the Macdonald Report. Most alumni
will remember the breathtaking speed with which the
President, on taking up his appointment at UBC, formed
a committee to study the needs in higher education of
the whole province and to bring in recommendations.
"I had a great deal of correspondence from UBC
before taking over here," Dr. Macdonald told me, "and
it was obvious from this that there was a considerable
amount of conflict and confusion, and many views were
expressed of growing awareness of critical problems the
University was facing because of rapid growth and diffusion; there was a question of additional universities,
or growth at Point Grey, or additional campuses of the
University. I saw that there was no possibility of providing a plan for development at UBC until a plan for
the whole province had been established, and since efforts
had been made by our Senate and other groups to arrive
at some proposals for development in the province as a
whole, and since these efforts had been largely aborted,
I felt I had no alternative but to begin by a study of the
needs of the whole province with the hope of arriving at
a consensus on the directions in which we should be
With the development of a plan which would provide
a basis for provincial growth, UBC could then chart its
own destiny in the knowledge of what else was being
done in the province toward meeting the broad needs of
higher education.
My next question gave the president a chance to sip
his coffee while I propounded it. In thinking over the
University's history it had seemed to me that each
president's term of office had been marked by some
characteristic peculiar to itself. Did Dr. Macdonald think
that his five years had a special stamp of their own?
Yes, and that chief characteristic has been part of not
only a nation-wide but a world-wide phenomenon, a tre-
13 Dr. Macdonald and G. L. Landon, BSA'23, at the
Faculty of Agriculture 'Meet the President' luncheon.
mendous growth in the demand for higher education and
an increased sophistication in the needs for highly trained
and highly educated individuals. This has changed the
pattern of UBC's development.
"It was primarily an undergraduate college five years
ago, with an enrolment of 13,400 students, of whom
something over 700 were graduate students. Our enrolment has grown to 17,300, but our graduate enrolment—
full-time graduate students—has multiplied about 2'/2
times." (Dr. Macdonald tosses off these figures about his
institution like ABC's.)
"The major area for my concern has been to restructure
the environment and the opportunity in the University
to meet the needs of graduate and professional education."
"That has created a change in the academic problems
of the University, in the kind of environment which we
need here. It has required major emphasis on developing
a research library and computing centre to serve the
more sophisticated needs of the graduate and professional
schools. It has required building programs geared to
graduate education and professional education. In fact,
that change, which was just on the threshold for the
University when I arrived here in 1962 has been the
major area for my concern over the five years, to try
to re-structure the environment and the opportunity in
the University to meet the needs of graduate and professional education.
"I think I should also say that this has not relieved
the University of a continuing need to upgrade the
quality of its undergraduate educational program and we
have concurrently been making efforts to improve that.
This does not constitute change, it was something that
was part of the heritage of the University when I came
I asked what Dr. Macdonald's views might be on
optimum numbers in undergraduate and graduate studies here at UBC and if he felt there was any desirable
ratio to be maintained between the two.
"When the University published its study of academic
goals in 1964," he reminded me, "that document
included a recommendation that total undergraduate
enrolment should be limited to a figure of approximately
16,500, as of 1973. Projections for graduate and post-
bachelor professional enrolment for that same year were
5,500, or 25% of the total. It is now clear that we will
exceed the figure for undergraduate enrolment, but I am
hopeful that steps can be taken in the very near future
to establish a plateau for undergraduates. Looking into
the more distant future I see no reason to be concerned
about growth at the graduate levels to the point where it
might be as much as 50% of total enrolment by, say,
Where did Dr. Macdonald think the most satisfactory
progress had been made at UBC in the last five years?
And the least satisfactory? The president's reply showed
that he obviously had not needed the prompting of an
interview to make an assessment. It came unhesitatingly.
"Number One: an intangible. I don't think it is wishful thinking to believe that the University community is
placing higher demands on itself in terms of excellence
and quality than it did when I came here. If I am right
in believing that that is so, and if I have been able to
make a contribution to that, I would consider it the most
important contribution I could have made.
"In terms of disappointment with progress, I think
that I would place highest the failure of the whole
community, the Province of British Columbia, to have
developed a more demanding view in respect to quality
of the institution. British Columbia is always in danger
of being parochial in its outlook, separated from the
United States by the 49th parallel and from the rest of
Canada by the granite curtain; it is too easy to look on
progress internally and have a degree of self-satisfaction
which is not always justified. If we measure our progress
at UBC on the basis of what is happening elsewhere in
the world of higher education, there is little reason to be
satisfied that we are doing enough and I think that in the
long run the accomplishments and achievements of UBC
must be a reflection of the aspirations of the people of
the Province of British Columbia. Those aspirations are
not high enough."
UBC has had and still has problems but our institution
is not unique in possessing these doubtful blessings. "As
a matter of fact," Dr. Macdonald said, "it has been a
matter of continuing surprise to me to find how frequently the problems which UBC is facing are being
felt in greater or lesser dimensions by other universities
across Canada. On the whole I would think some of our
more critical problems have been less acute than they
have been on other campuses."
For the citizen who may have been disturbed by
newspaper headlines about some extracurricular activi-
14 Dr. Macdonald leads his first academic procession, in 1963.
ties of UBC students the President had reassuring
words. "Problems such as those involving student unrest and student activism have not been destructive at
UBC; they have been in some other institutions."
In one area at least the President was able to become
unreservedly enthusiastic, and that was in the matter of
private philanthropy.
"I think that has been one of the most encouraging
developments at UBC. I think that without doubt UBC
has been more fortunate in the major gifts it has received
than any other university in Canada in the past five
years. In the last two it has been in excess of $30 million
and I think this augurs very well for the future because
it does indicate a changing and maturing attitude in the
community towards the University.
"There have been outstanding examples of wise philanthropy and I would place the gifts of H. R. MacMillan
and the MacMillan family amongst the highest in this
respect. Mr. MacMillan has given to the University in
such a way as to complement the funds available to the
University through general revenues, not merely as a
substitute for such funds, and he has provided his gifts
without restrictions for clearly defined purposes in keeping with the University's major drive in the direction of
greater growth. His gift to our library has permitted us
to develop one of the best academic libraries, if not the
best, in Canada. His gifts for the support of graduate
students have been a very important factor in attracting
top-flight graduate students to the University. His major
gift to the Institute of Fisheries is permitting us to
develop unique strength in this area which within a
few years will make it one of the strongest such departments in North America."
In his address at this year's Student-Alumni banquet
Dr. Macdonald had noted in passing that while the
students had been agitating for a voice in University
administration, they had not made any suggestion that
it should be reciprocal. I asked if he would enlarge on
this. His reply:
"I have always felt, and I think more strongly today
than ever, that wide consultation is the key to sound
decision-making. If that is true for the University and
if it is wise for the University to consult with the
students, it seems logical to me that the students, before
reaching crucial decisions, should consult with the University. I think it would be fair to say that the record
indicates that the University has consulted more freely
with the students than have the students with the
The President's coffee now being long since finished
and mine long since stone-cold, I came to the last, and
of course most important question: What value did he
attach to an alumni association, and did he think it
more valuable to a university to have alumni work made
a branch of administration, or to have the association
autonomous as it is at UBC? The answer was unequivocal.
Alumni understanding and support is of prime importance.
"I think," Dr. Macdonald said, "that the Alumni
Association is going to be of greater and greater importance to the welfare of the University in the years
ahead. Each institution of higher learning must develop
its own character, its own goals and aspirations and its
own program. The support for that program must come
from public understanding, and the source of that understanding automatically must be largely based on the
understanding and support of the alumni of the university. I think our UBC alumni should continue to
develop its own program for the purpose of assuring
that UBC graduates know what their alma mater is
doing and is trying to do. If the goals of the University
are sound and the alumni are informed and sympathetic,
there can be no greater assurance for public support.
"I feel that the alumni really should be autonomous.
They should not be an instrument of the administration,
simply doing its bidding. In the first place, true support
from the alumni will come through understanding and
critical assessment of the University program, not
through directives from the Administration. In the long
run genuine support by alumni is far more than the
appearance of support gained by a carefully conceived
administration program aimed at giving that appearance."
And there we have it, five years of the past and a
brief look at the future summed up in a half-hour
interview. I think I commenced this article by stating
that the President was a man singularly uncluttered in
his thinking.
15 m
lit •    • IB 4
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Forestry-Agriculture upper left: Dean Gardner surveys the
new Forestry-Agriculture Building from
the balcony above the main entrance
lower left: Dean Blythe Eagles (Agriculture) and Dean J. A. F. Gardner
(Forestry) in lecture hall of new
right: Looking towards main entrance
of Forestry-Agriculture Building. Architects: McCarter, Nairne and Partners
is open for business
Forestry and agriculture are the latest faculties to
move into new quarters. Bearing in mind the many
common interests of the two disciplines these faculties
are settling down under one roof, and in September
their students will have to learn their way around a
building called Forestry-Agriculture. Those common interests mean, incidentally, that approximately one-third
of the total space in the building will be used jointly
by Forestry and Agriculture.
Distinctions remain important, however, and there are
separate   student  common   rooms   in  the   basement.
The branch library policy has been applied to the
Forestry-Agriculture Building and a 40,000-volume library
is housed there.
For Dean Blythe Eagles of Agriculture the opening of
the new building represents the fruition of many years
of dreaming and of hard work. His memories go back
almost, though not quite, to the earliest days of the
Faculty of Agriculture. He attended classes as a student
in a Fairview mansion used as overflow classroom space
and travelled by special bus with other students and
their instructors to the Point Grey site for field work.
And in the early days after the move to the permanent
campus he was back with UBC as a member of faculty.
Forestry has a UBC history almost as old as Agriculture's, having been formed as a department in the
Faculty of Applied Science as early as 1921. It was not,
however, until 1951 that it became a faculty in its own
17 Labour questions
by Paul Phillips,
Research Director,
B.C. Federation of Labour
Paul V. Phillips, BA'48, BEd'57
What are labour's relations with the University? Is
Labour uninformed? Is there lack of opportunity for the
children of working-class families? Or incentive? Should
Labour have a voice in University government?
In an interview recently, economist John K. Galbraith
said that the most fundamental element in the adjusting
for the future is education.
"Trained manpower is now the decisive factor of production. One very important thing to bear in mind is
that the education explosion of recent years is not some
new enlightenment. It's a response to the needs of
modern industrial society. To a much greater extent than
we realize, education is a reflection of industrial
needs . . . . "
Nevertheless, Galbraith added a word of warning. "We
should worry about education being shaped in this
fashion. Unless we're terribly careful, humane and liberal
arts are going to be submerged with economic goals."
University fills dual role
Both a strength and a weakness of the modern university is its dual role, as a major contributor to the
'human capital' necessary to the continued economic
growth, and as the main source of humanistic and
artistic values and skills. The universities are fulfilling
much of the demand for trained manpower although
Canada still relies too much upon immigration for
higher degrees. As Galbraith points out, the recognition
of economic needs is largely responsible for the improvement, albeit still insufficient, in financial support of
However, there has been and there will continue to be
criticism that the university under the economic pressure of modern society is producing technocrats, technically competent but socially irresponsible. This is a
product of increasing specialization and the growing
emphasis on efficiency in the social, physical and biological sciences and in the professional schools.
A result of this trend in modern education has, to
some extent, been the creation of a new class structure
based upon the professional and non-professional division with social and economic status being related to
professional standing. Yet this surely must represent a
failure of the university to provide the kind of educa
tion which ensures both technocratic proficiency and a
spirit of inquiry not restricted to a narrow area of
Professional community talks to itself
The lack of involvement of the university community
with the wider outside community is sometimes reflected
in the attitudes of university faculties and administration.
One example is the opposition that I have heard expressed
by university faculty to unionization of white-collar, clerical and outside university employees. The same critics of
unionization are often those most vocal in support of the
Duff-Berdahl recommendations for increased faculty say
in university matters and of the Canadian Association of
University Teachers which fulfills many of the normal
union functions including a very primitive form of collective bargaining.
University organizations are quite rightly concerned
with maintaining and improving the quality of educational instruction by smaller classes, lighter work loads
and better working conditions. Similar goals are sought
by organized labour for its members.
A second example is the lack of consultation by the
university in the planning of conferences and similar
meetings which involve society at large. Past practice of
the university has been to consult almost exclusively
with other educational, government and related agencies. As a result, the professional community has spent
most of its energies talking to itself.
In the final analysis, relations between the university
community and labour can only be improved if both
sides try to understand the kind of problems that the
other faces. This involves changes on both sides. The
'ivory tower' position of the university community must
be partially breached if the university is to improve its
communication with other groups in society.
It is probable, also, that labour needs to be much
better informed about the problems of the university.
One of the best ways in which this might be done is for
the university to appoint a representative of labour to its
governing body. This has been done in the past, but at
present only Notre Dame University in British Columbia has a labour representative on its board. Since the
union movement is probably the largest organized sector
18 the university
of society and has a concern with education, both for the
beneficial effects on the economy and for its influence on
the arts and culture, it should have some voice in the
running of higher education.
To cite one example of a point of view that might be
made by organized labour: there should be encouragement of better co-ordination and integration of technical
education, such as provided by the B. C. Institute of
'Technology, and the technical and academic education
provided by the university. It is my belief that the university has been asked, mainly because of lack of alternative facilities, to carry on a large amount of technical
education for which it is perhaps not the most suitable
agency. Part of this results from the lack of status of
technical education relative to that of university education.
Working class student has special problem
The major concern of labour in its relationship with
the university, however, is not so much at the level of
'output' as at the level of 'input.' In other words, unions
are concerned about the ability of the children of their
members to take advantage of higher education. Regardless of what any say, the cost of higher education,
including university education, is a formidable and often
insurmountable obstacle to the families of 'working
class' people. Studies have shown that children from
working families are well under-represented in the university population, while children of the white-collar and
professional families are over-represented in the general
university population. In part this results from social
barriers, in part from economic barriers and lack of
The importance of improved communication between
organized labour and the university stems from the need
for a greater awareness on the part of universities of the
special problems of the working class student and a better understanding by labour of the special problems of
the university, particularly in regard to financing. Since
a large and increasing proportion of university finances
must come from the public purse the university, only
at its peril, can afford not to consult with such a large
group as labour in its decision making. Because the
general  population  contributes to the  cost  of higher
education it has some right to ensure that the facilities
of the university are equally available to all sectors of the
community. It is worth emphasizing that the world of
the university is a different world from that of the
working family. A bridge of communication must be
built between these worlds if misunderstandings, antagonisms and social differences are to be prevented from
destroying the essentially democratic social structure we
now enjoy.
This is not a problem that will diminish if it is
ignored. The challenge of automation and technological
change both from an economic point of view and from
a social point of view must be met. It is not enough to
make education merely an integral part of economic
policy. It must also be integrated into social and cultural
policy. This involves establishing more links between the
university and the community at large.
Less rewarding positions for women
If the prospects for a college such as Mills look better
today than they did eight years ago, those for the educated woman may not be as sanguine. At least they tend
to belie the optimism I expressed in 1959. In spite of all
improvements, and in spite of the sharp increase during
very recent years in the number of young women seeking
graduate degrees and professional careers, it is still difficult for women to compete with men in the professions, including college teaching, and in business. The
'delightfully uncommon woman,' as I have sometimes
called her, can sometimes do well, if she gets the breaks
and has an understanding, co-operative husband. Her
sister, with only slightly less endowment has to struggle.
Too often she is relegated to less creative, less rewarding
positions in society. Both sisters have to overcome prejudices and stereotypes that have uncanny survival
power in our culture.
—C. Easton Roihwell, retiring president of Mills College, in his Convocation address, September 28, 1966.
19 The 1933-34 field hockey team. Back row—R. S. Bans, R. Ward, A. Ames, I. Vance, Hoyka, I. Gray, P. Brem-
ner. Middle row—B. McMaster, Dr. H. Warren (coach), M. Ritchie, Prof. Logan (honorary captain), W. Barr,
Prof. Black (coach), P. Disney. Front row—/. Sargeant,  D. Blackaller, C. Clarke
UBC field hockey
by Harry Warren, BA'26, BASc'27 (BSc'28, PhD'29 Oxford)
When the pan-american games are held in Winnipeg this summer UBC will be strongly represented on
Canada's field hockey team. Of the twenty men from
whom that team will be selected there are no less than
ten past or present wearers of the 'blue and gold.' Incidentally, Canada was primarily responsible for introducing field hockey into those games and to achieve this
she had to call on many UBC former and current
players both as administrators and as participants.
It was forty-four seasons ago that field hockey was
born as a UBC sport. Two professors lent their patronage to this new arrival — Professor Harry T. Logan
(Classics) and Professor F. G. C. Wood (English). They
have both lived to see their godchild reach lusty
Indeed, field hockey may justly claim equal status
with some of the better known campus sports such as
rowing, rugby, football, basketball, tennis, cricket, soccer,
and track and field. In recent years Canada has had
some notable successes in international field hockey competition and UBC players have had a large part in those
However, field hockey's road  to success was not an
easy one. It was only in the thirties that 'Varsity' began
to be a serious contender for league and cup titles in
Vancouver. The year 1934 was an historic one for UBC.
In that year Varsity defeated India 1-0 after three double overtime periods in the Cup Final, a game that will
be long remembered by all participants.
By the time competitive hockey was renewed after
World War II Varsity was turning out some great teams
and from some of those teams have come many of the
men who have succeeded in initiating inter-provincial
and Canadian field hockey.
In 1962, nearly thirty years after that first breakthrough in international competition, two Canadian
teams went to New York and played two United States
teams. While Canada lost three of the four games
played, our 'A' team did succeed in beating the U.S.A.
'A' team.
The following year the International Hockey Federation reserved one place for a team from the Americas
in the sixteen places alloted for final hockey competition
in Tokyo. The Argentine team which was considered the
most likely winner of this honour defaulted for financial
reasons.  Canada  and  the  U.S.A.  played  off  at  Lyon,
20 France, in a pre-Olympic tournament for the right to go
to Tokyo. Canada, with six UBC players out of its
eighteen, emerged victorious, winning the two-game
series by a narrow margin, 2-0, 1-1.
In 1964 at Tokyo we won only a single game out of
six, beating Hong Kong 2-1. Nevertheless we held India,
the eventual winners, to 3-0, and Spain, which came
fourth, to a similar 3-0. The UBC men who represented
us at those Games were: Harry Preston, Lee Wright,
BPE'66, John Young, BArch'66, Victor Warren, BA'60,
Peter Buckland, BCom'65.
The next year Canada entered a Caribbean tournament
and did well, losing only one game, to Argentina. UBC
contributed five out of the thirteen Canadian players.
It is worth noting that about sixty countries, representing every continent, are members of the International Grass Hockey Federation.
Here's Varsity's record of achievement in field hockey
for the years 1923-1967:
[Vancouver] League Championship won by Varsity in
1947, 1955 (shared with Cardinals), 1956, 1958, 1960,
1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967.
[Vancouver]   Knockout Cup won by Varsity  in   1934,
1937, 1939, 1947, 1950, 1957, 1964.
[1959]: Varsity 'Golds' won both 'B' League and Knockout Cup.
[1962]: Varsity 'Advocates' won the Knockout Cup in
'C Division.
In 1962 three UBC players were on the Canadian
teams which played U.S.A. in New York. The next year,
at the pre-Olympic tournament, there were six out of a
total of eighteen, and in 1964 five of those, out of a total
of eleven, played in the international match Canada vs
Japan in the UBC Stadium. The same five in that same
year were among Canada's team of sixteen at the Tokyo
Oympic Games.
There were five UBC men in the Canadian team of
thirteen that played in the Caribbean Field Hockey
Tournament in the fall of 1965.
This year, at the Madrid Invitation Tournament held
April 30 to May 4, nine of Canada's seventeen players
were past or present UBC players.
And, as noted above, later this summer ten UBC men
will be playing field hockey for Canada in the Pan-
American games. All in all, not a bad record!
at home and abroad
The Thunderbird field hockey team of 1965-66.  Back  row—Tom Morton, Bruce Hodgson, Keith Harrison, Die-
derik Wolsak, Nigel Hawkesworth, Warren Bell, Paul  McMillen.   Front   row—Glen   McCannel,   Eric   Broom
(coach), Bryan Rattray, Lee Wright, Doug Harrison
21 There was something for everybody and everybody
doing something at the University's triennial Open
House held this year on March 3rd and 4th.
Small boys came to be entranced by mechanical
demonstrations, toddlers by Greek dancers in costume,
high school students to get a preview of the world they
would soon be entering, Mr, and Mrs. John Taxpayer to
see how their money was being spent, and just plain
citizens to enjoy and take part in the best show the
lower mainland offers.
There were the exhibits—geological, zoological, arche-
ological and just about every other kind that twelve
faculties and their various departments could mount.
There were the scientific demonstrations, the mini-
lectures, the stage and film entertainment. And in the
fun and games department, a paint-in took place in the
Buchanan quadrangle and a happening in front of the
Over it all the sun shone, the balloons bounced in the
light breeze and music "stole upon the air" at unexpected times and in unexpected places.
Close to 4,000 students had a part in building displays
and organizing events. As always, it was largely a student-planned event, with Administration, Faculty, and
the Physical Plant department co-operating wherever
At 7 p.m. on that first Friday in March Senator
Norman MacKenzie lit the flame at the 'skyroscope' on
the Main Mall, and Open House became officially open.
During the next three hours thousands of visitors
wandered through UBC's sprawling, beautiful campus
by the sea and again the following day they came,
thousands upon thousands more, to be informed, instructed and amused.
The Alumni Association, which had moved its offices
to quarters in Cecil Green Park only two weeks before,
played host on the Saturday to some five hundred visitors
to this latest University acquisition.
Open house
A debate on the Vietnam issue
The skyroscope was an eye-catcher on t
22 at U.B.C.
Reception at Cecil Green Park
Science students  laid out a  bridge
problem which had  the President,  among others,
23 The university and a world in crisis
by Charles J. Armstrong, BA'32,
PriD'36 (Harvard)
President, University of Nevada
This article is a condensation of an address Dr. Armstrong gave to the Vancouver Institute early this year.
While it does not pretend to be a comprehensive summary of his speech, it is an attempt lo bring to Chronicle
readers some of the highlights of an address which is
very relevant to the situation of UBC and many other
rapidly growing universities to-day.
This is the academic question: How are our colleges
and universities to find meaningful answers to the problems of size, of increasing enrolments, of effective
teaching of undergraduates and graduates, of a changed
student body and faculty, and—as if that were not a big
enough order—of the demands placed upon us by the
vertiginous violence of the acceleration of change
throughout the entire world?
If there is any one thing which chiefly characterizes
the universities and colleges in our two countries today
it is change.
More subtle than the physical changes and far more
important are the changes in the temper and spirit of
students and faculties. These changes have been harder
to keep up with, and they constitute the core of what I
really mean by the academic question.
The acceleration of the tempo of change in the world
has created an explosion of knowledge, particularly in
the realm of science.
It has been noted that there is about 100 times as
much to know now as was available in 1900, and by
the year 2000 there will be over 1000 times as much.
While all this has been going on within the realm of
intellect, other equally important revolutions have come
about, especially within the past ten years or so. Political, social and economic upheavals in every part of the
world have brought about the emergence of new nations,
of a new nationalism as opposed to internationalism
and the concept of collective security, new economic
concepts, the affluent society, new conflicts between the
haves and have-nots, new concerns for human and civil
rights and for the planned attack on poverty, increasingly
critical confrontations between democracy and communism. A world in flux has become a world in crisis. And
over all is cast the shadow of The Bomb.
Small wonder, then, that the university is placed
squarely in the vortex of these forces and counter-forces,
these revolutions and explosions, As Clark Kerr recently
put it, "The university has become a prime instrument
of national purpose. This is new. This is the essence of
the transformation now engulfing our universities."
Not only are students coming to us in vastly increased
numbers, but they are coming with much better academic  preparation  than   any  previous  generation.   They
are impatient and contemptuous of old or outworn
methods and procedures, and outdated subject matter.
Many of them frankly express disappointment that we
are not giving them what they believe they have a right
to expect, and what they want.
These youngsters are indeed an entirely new breed in
other respects as well. Deans, counsellors and faculty
members are increasingly concerned about the apathy
of students toward the internal life of the institution,
their lack of loyalty to the college, their focussing of their
real interest on external causes such as civil rights,
political activities, Vietnam, the draft. Not entirely
humorous was a recent cartoon which showed two
faculty members strolling on the campus. One says to
the other, "I just love the campus in the fall, before
the demonstrations start."
Might we not consider the possibility that we in the
universities have not provided the kind of intellectual,
emotional and spiritual challenge and stimulus which
our  students  expect  of  us?
The students at Berkeley and elsewhere—at least the
honest ones—were fundamentally seeking the right to
participate in the discussion of issues within the university which affect them profoundly — curriculum,
teaching methods, academic freedom, political activity,
student rules and regulations. There is nothing unreasonable about this, so long as participation does not
mean   ultimate  control.
If the new generation of college students is a
changed one, certainly the new generation of faculty
members is equally changed, although in different ways.
They, too, often feel the need to protest and they too
want to participate more fully in the issues within the
university  which  concern  them.
Why is this so, and how have faculty members
changed? One thing which has not changed, I am
satisfied, is the classic definition of a faculty member: A
man who thinks otherwise. And I am glad that this is
so, because most of the world's progress has been
achieved  by  thinking  otherwise.
The people who will influence and lead our society
in the next twenty years are alive today, and many of
them are enrolled in our colleges and universities. What
we do about their education and training is patently
Most of these problems, so far as we in the university
are concerned, which will demand creative answers, arise
out of a number of major technological developments
of recent years which have profound implications for
the  future  directions  of our  society.
The first of these is the growing use in a myriad of
24 Students in ever-increasing numbers . . .
fields of highly sophisticated computer systems which in
industry has developed the science of cybernetics and
automation, and in the universities fantastically capable
tools for research, business operations, planning, teaching
and operational programs.
I remember a conversation last year when someone
asked, in a more or less joking way, whether computers
are not becoming almost human. And the reply: "Well,
at least they are human enough to act without thinking."
Two other technologies should be mentioned. The
first is that of social engineering, again growing out of the
use of computers. Now for the first time the behavioural
scientist can combine in complex models as many
variables as he needs to simulate the behaviour of men
and institutions.
The other technology is that of biological engineering, and it is perhaps the most significant of all. This
involves the sophisticated manipulation of organisms,
either directly or by modifying the organism's biological environment. It can be used to alter the genetic
code which transfers to the next generation the characteristics which will determine its nature and form.
Let us remind ourselves of what a university really is,
or should be, and then let us renew our commitment to
that concept. A university must be what it was always
intended to be—people and ideas, hopefully in creative
interaction, as a community of scholars of those who
teach and those who learn.
The university's mission should encompass the transmission of knowledge, the discovery of new knowledge,
and the development of the skills of mind and heart to
apply old and new knowledge to the proper growth and
welfare of our society and of our culture.
Let's start with the students. Students have been
telling us in the past few years, more clearly than ever
before, that they want to participate meaningfully in
their own education, and to be involved in the whole
process—curriculum, policy rules and regulations which
affect them directly—and above all, they want us to
work with them in developing a sense of direction to
what they are doing.
Students have a particularly valid interest in teaching
methods and curriculum. Because of the pressures of
size and money shortages, universities have introduced
many new techniques to meet them—teaching machines,
programmed learning—all leading to the placing of
more responsibility on the individual student for his
own education throug.i independent study. But independent study must never be permitted to substitute for
the good teacher in the learning process. He is and will
continue to be indispensable, although in a different role,
and with less expenditure of his total time and energy.
What should be the role of the faculty? If the
primary mission of the university is teaching, as I
believe that it is, then certainly the faculty must be
primarily concerned with curriculum and teaching
methods. We must let it be known that faculty recognition in the university, which leads to promotion
and higher salaries, will be based upon a proper balance
of good teaching, publication and research, without
stressing  one   to   the   exclusion   of   the   other.
Administration should be the lubricant in the proper
functioning of the educational process. Good working
relationships between faculty and administration are
essential for the progress and prosperity of the university, but any idea that we should all be 'one big happy
family' is not only fatuous but undesirable even if it
could be attained. Just as there is and should be conflict
and constructive difference of opinion within departments, within colleges, and within faculties, so should
there be a kind of conflict, a constructive disagreement,
between faculty and administration. Out of this comes
progress and the clarification of ideas and goals and
We must recognize that we live in a new era of
violent change. Our universities must live with this and
find ways to direct it constructively. But we must also
remember that change is good only when it is soundly
based upon what we have learned and proven. We must
recall, in time of 'The Breaking of Nations,' as Thomas
Hardy does, that some things "will go onward the same,
though Dynasties pass."
25 News around the campus
Honorary degrees conferred
1947-1966, and the Honourable Chief
Justice J. O. Wilson, chief justice of
the Supreme Court of British Columbia and a lecturer in the UBC law
faculty from 1944 to 1955.
Dr. J. B. Macdonald
The third day of congregation, June
2, paid special tribute to Dr. Macdonald when he was the sole recipient
of an honorary degree—DSc—and gave
the congregation address.
ada—and one of the few in North America—which is devoted to clinical
study of the problems of addictive illnesses, such as the excessive use of alcohol, drugs, food and tobacco.
Prior to coming to UBC as president
Dr. Macdonald had organized an internationally recognized research institute in microbiology at the Forsyth
Infirmary, an affiliate of Harvard
The Donwood Foundation conducts
its work in a new four-storey, 50-bed
hospital near Toronto's Sunnybrook
Dr. L. C. Eiseley
Dr. Roger Gaudry
Hon. Chief Justice J. O. Wilson
On May 31 and June 1 honorary
degrees were conferred on Dr. Loren
C. Eiseley, University Professor of
Anthropology and the History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania;
Hugh MacLennan, Canadian novelist
and essayist; Dr. Roger Gaudry, rector
of the University of Montreal and a
distinguished chemist; Dr. Henry C.
Gunning, noted geologist and former
dean of applied science at UBC; Dr.
Leon J. Ladner, Vancouver lawyer and
member of UBC's Board of Governors
New assignments
The Canadian university community
will not lose a friend when Dr. Macdonald leaves UBC on June 30. One of
his assignments for the coming year—
there are two—will be to make a study
of federal support of research in the
universities of Canada. This has been
commissioned by the Science Secretariat at the request of the Science Council of Canada.
In the course of the next year, and
over a longer period if necessary, Dr.
Macdonald will look into the use of
federal monies by the universities for
research and make a report and recommendations to the government. While
on a percentage basis Canada is putting as much of its budget into research at universities as is the United
States, says Dr. Macdonald we lag
behind that country and a number of
others in our results.
Dr. Macdonald's other assignment is
to assist the Donwood Foundation in
the organization of its research program.
The Donwood Foundation is the only
privately-organized foundation in Can-
Dr. H. C. Gunning
Campus plan
A new interim master plan report
for campus development suggests
12,000 parking spaces "adjacent to the
core, both in structures and in tree
shaded lots."
The core mentioned in the plan,
which has been accepted by the Board
of Governors, will be half a mile in
radius, permitting students and staff to
move quickly on foot between major
buildings. By constructing taller buildings  it  is  hoped  to  avoid  a  city  of
26 pavement and buildings and preserve
open space and verdure.
Student housing, the plan recommends, should be peripheral to the
academic core in "independent, rounded communities."
Commenting on the report, Dr.
Macdonald said: "The campus already
is under the general area development
set forth because of close consultation
during the three years of study in
preparing the report."
The recommended academic core
lies between East and West Malls and
from Marine Drive south to Agronomy
Road. All existing or specifically planned major academic buildings (except
for the Health Sciences Centre) are
now sited within this core.
Within the core it is planned that
the science and engineering disciplines will be grouped in the south.
Humanities and fine arts will form
another nucleus in the north. Between
these general areas there should be
new multi-purpose classroom and office buildings generally taller than the
average campus structure, to be used
in common by all disciplines.
The 14-page brochure which summarizes the report also recommends
that buffer strips of timber should remain throughout the area south of
Sixteenth Avenue which will be used
for field work, research and equipment
storage. The report notes, too, that
Vancouver has a very frequent rainfall
and that covered walkways and covered
spaces at important intersections might
be provided.
The brochure was prepared by campus development specialist architects
Wurster, Bernardi and Emmons, Inc.
and landscape architects Lawrence
Halprin and Associates, both of San
Dr. Leon Ladner
Dr. Hugh McLennan
(Due to illness, Dr. McLennan was
unable to attend Congregation and receive his degree.)
Prof. Evans' death
We do not ordinarily record deaths
of faculty in these pages, but every
rule must have its exceptions. One
such necessary exception is the death
of Professor David Owen Evans.
Dr. Evans came to UBC in 1929,
after teaching successively at Sheffield
University, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Delaware.
He joined our department of modern
languages as professor and was appointed head in 1933. He continued in
that post until his retirement in 1950.
Dr. Evans was elected a fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada in 1949, and
the proceedings of the Society, 1965,
record his death which occurred in the
preceding year. In the course of a review of his distinguished career and of
his publications in the field of French
literature, the Royal Society notes say:
"He left among his students and former colleagues the memory of an inspiring teacher and a patient, devoted
Dr. Evans' death occurred at his
retirement home in Wales. It is for the
information of those former students
and colleagues that we publish this
notice, even though belated.
Grant to medical faculty
Plans of ubc's faculty of medicine
to develop a program of interprofessional training have been materially
furthered by a three-year grant totalling $50,000 for this purpose. The
funds have been made available by the
Leverhulme Trust of Great Britain
which makes grants to Commonwealth
universities  for research  and  the  de
velopment of special programs in
Dr. George Szasz, assistant professor
of preventive medicine at UBC, has
been appointed to develop plans for
interprofessional teaching of the several
health professions being brought together in the Health Sciences Centre.
The two main objects in bringing
together students from the different
health professions are firstly to enable
them to become more aware of the
problems encountered by the other
disciplines, and secondly to orient
students toward patient care, the central idea of the Health Sciences Centre.
Commerce seminar
Some 100 persons—students, faculty
and businessmen—attended a seminar
on business ethics, held on campus
last March.
The seminar was arranged by the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration and the Commerce
Undergraduate Society, and had as
guest speakers the Rev. G. McGuigan,
assistant professor in the department
of economics; Dean G. Curtis of the
Faculty of Law; speakers from the
government, the business world, the
legal profession, and finally Mr. Ed
Lawson, president of the Teamsters'
Science lectures
This year saw the inauguration on
campus of a lecture series designed
primarily for science students, both at
the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The series, conceived and produced
by a committee of three students, is
meant to fill a gap in the educational
program by letting the students meet
some of the world's top scientists.
During the second term this year
the series' first two lectures were given
by Dr. J. Tuzo Wilson, a geophysicist
with the Institute of Earth Sciences at
Toronto, and Dr. I. Michael Lerner, an
alumnus of UBC and head of the
department of genetics at Berkeley.
In ihe autumn lectures will be given
by Sir Peter Medawar, Nobel Prize-
winning physiologist, and Dr. Gerhardt
Kuiper, head of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration Moon
Observatory at the University of Ari-
27 Her Excellency Mrs. Roland Michener
The seventh Annual of The University of British
Columbia had this to say of graduating student Norah
Evangeline Willis: "Norah is one of the busiest girls
in the University. Besides being a very efficient student, she is a member of the Letters Club, Historical
Society and Glee Club. This year she was elected president of the Players' Club."
Norah went on to the University of Toronto to take
higher degrees—a master of arts and a doctorate in
philosophy and, in 1955, to bring out a book on the
French Christian thinker, Jacques Maritain. Long before this, however, she had married Roland Michener
and in the intervening years had brought up their
three daughters.
In April Roland Michener was recalled from his
post of Canadian High Commissioner in India to be
sworn in as Governor-General. Now chatelaine of
Government House it seems likely that Her Excellency's busiest years are still to come. The best wishes of
the Alumni Association are with her.
28 'Dear Sditor
Mix them!
As an older student at the University
of Minnesota I partly financed my
study by acting as counsellor in several
residences over a period of three years.
As a result of these experiences I
would like to comment on the proposal
to have mixed residences at UBC.
After two difficult and very revealing
years in women's residences I had the
good fortune to spend a year as counsellor in a smaller college in the city,
where men and women were housed
under the same roof.
The contrast was amazing! Both
boys and girls took pride in their personal appearance, their rooms were
well kept, there were no 'panty raids,'
no turned on fire hoses, everyone respected the rules which they themselves
made, they seemed happy and full of
fun—in short, there simply were no
problems to be coped with.
When I came to UBC in 1946, fresh
from this happy experience, the first
residences were being planned and I
suggested that they be mixed rather
than for girls alone. People were obviously shocked, certainly they gave it
no serious thought.
Needless to say the construction of
a mixed residence has to be different
from a one-sex residence. The one I
referred to was designed so that there
was a bathroom for each eight students, four bedrooms, each shared by
two students encircled the bathroom.
Between each set for eight women and
eight men was a comfortable lounge
with kitchenette for the use of the sixteen men and women students. Three
of these units (that is, three storeys)
made a 'house,' the houses being
There were in addition a large dining-room and a big common room for
larger gatherings serving the four houses, or 174 students.
It was a delightful atmosphere to
live in, even for the counsellors, and
it almost operated itself. I highly recommend it as a normal, healthful
way of life  on  campus!
—Ruth M. Morrison, CM'66
(Since Miss Morrison's letter was written the University has announced
plans for a mixed residence for students over the age of 21.—Ed.)
Not for her
That was a good article on mixed
residences except that Mr. Dobson is
wrong on his facts on English residences. There are mixed graduate residences in London—a converted hotel.
It has the advantage that every room
has its own complete bath. The day
we  can  afford  to  build  residences  in
which every room has a complete bath,
then they will be practical. Miss Kes-
sler is very good; most of the girls in
the residence here agree 100% with
—S. Joan Arnold, BSc'63, PhD'66.
(Miss Arnold is presently in postdoctoral studies at Queen's University,
Someone cares
I am writing out of a sense of gratitude and mild shame. The latter is for
not having previously acknowledged
any of the Alumni Association's correspondence.
Like most frosh I was rather numbed initially by the size and inevitably
depersonalized functions of UBC
which has, I suppose, attained to the
dubious rank of a multiversity. For
this reason above all the receipt of
your letters, invitations, and the complimentary copy of the Chronicle was
a welcome  sign that  someone cares.
I hope that I may be able to acknowledge in some concrete manner
your gestures. They have been most
—Richard Johnston, Arts I
(The writer of the above letter is a
Norman MacKenzie Alumni Regional
Scholarship winner for 1966. He comes
from  Summerland.)
UBC Alumni Association
The Board of Management of the Alumni Association of The University of British Columbia
calls for applications for the position of Association Director.
Duties will include:
• Communicating  with  alumni,  student, faculty  and   public  groups   and   co-ordinating   the
interests of these groups and those of the Alumni Association;
• Establishing liaison with news media personnel;
• Serving as staff advisor to Association committees, particularly the Board of Management
and the Executive Committee.
As manager of the Alumni Association office, the Director is responsible for the smooth functioning of each division within the office structure and for the effective liaison among the divisions.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Applications should be filed by July 31 with the President, U.B.C. Alumni Association, 6251
N.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver 8.
29 Alumni Association News
Student-alumni banquet is great success
Mr. W. H. Maclnnes was host at the Student-Alumni Banquet to eighteen of his scholarship and prize winners now on
campus. L. to R.: (front row) Vera Rosenbluth, Nina Hunter, Margaret Donnelly, Helen Young, Eileen Clough, Ann
Thomas, Mr. Maclnnes, Frank Lee, Cathy Lewchuk, Pat Bigelow, Marilyn Wallach, Gwen Bebault, (back row) Peter
Smith, Donald Carlgren, John Kwei, Ole Neilson, Bob Cruise, Robert Cannings, Gary Patterson.
There were four hundred guests—
capacity for Brock lounge — attending
this year's Student-Alumni banquet.
Speaker was Dr. J. B. Macdonald on
the subject "The view from the president's office," a well-chosen title which
enabled him to review some aspects of
the University's history and to make
some recommendations  for its future.
Graduate   student  W.   James   Slater
Branch election
Seattle branch has a woman head for
the coming year. At the branch's annual meeting and dinner held on
March 31 Miss O. Nora J. Clarke,
BA'48, was elected president and Leonard A. Zink, BSA'40, vice-president.
Guest speaker at the dinner was
Chancellor John M. Buchanan who
drew the attention of his audience to
the fact that the University now serves
directly some 50,000 people — undergraduates, graduate students, summer
school, Department of Extension.
was the recipient of the Alumni Award
of Student Merit. Jim came to UBC in
1962 with an MSc from McMaster
University and a three-year National
Research Council studentship.
Among the many services which Jim
performed for the students and for the
University the most significant was his
Western LPs dance
British Columbia grads living in the
Toronto area participated with Alberta
and Saskatchewan in the 32nd annual
Universities of Western Canada Alumni Reunion on March 4.
The affair was held in the Queen
Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Park,
Toronto, and, writes our correspondent,
"all the grads who did attend went
home feeling happy."
The reunion, though an 'enjoyment
success' was not, unfortunately, a financial success, and it was the decision of
the three participating provinces not to
repeat  it  next  year.
work as chairman of the Married Students Housing Committee. It was this
committee, under Jim's direction, which
made such a mature and effective survey of married students' housing needs
that it became the basis for University
planning not only at UBC but throughout Canada and many places in the
The evening closed with the showing of excerpts from the film 'Tuum
Est' and a running commentary by
David Brock.
We got into double trouble in our
last issue. First, and bad enough, we
misspelled the name of a former
owner of Cecil Green Park, Mrs.
E. V. Schwitzer, but second, and
worse, we consigned her to the ranks
of the departed. Mrs. Schwitzer is
still very much with us, we are happy
to say, and still very much interested
in what is being done with her old
30 Tea held
Cecil Green Park
The annual norman Mackenzie Alumni Regional Scholarship winners'
tea was held in a new-old setting this
year when the guests were invited for
the first time to come to Cecil Green
As usual, all winners of the scholarship now on campus were invited as
well as representative alumni and faculty so that the three groups would
have an opportunity to mingle on an
informal social basis.
An unusual note was introduced by
Senator (President Emeritus) MacKenzie who presented the students with
Centennial pins.
The tea was held on March 10.
Senator N. A. M. MacKenzie had Centennial pins for all scholarship winners
at the annual tea.
Director resigns
Six years ago, in April, Tim Hollick-
Kenyon joined the staff of the Alumni
Association as assistant director. Five
months later the unexpected resignation of his chief catapulted him into
the director's chair and responsibility
for the direction of what turned out to
be a period of tremendous growth in
Alumni Association activities.
Six years later,  almost to the day,
Tim Hollick-Kenyon, BA'51, BSW'53
Tim submitted his resignation to the
Board of Management, saying in part:
"The time has come to find a new
challenge, so to my successor I wish
the many satisfactions I was privileged
to enjoy."
It is to Tim Hollick-Kenyon that our
Association owes the winning of the
Alumni Administration Award in 1966,
an award given to the top 1% of the
1300 universities having membership in
the American Alumni Council. It was
during his term of office, also, that the
American Alumni Council Giving Incentive Award came to us in 1965.
All the thousands of UBC alumni
who knew Tim, whether personally or
through correspondence in the six years
that he was assistant director or director, will join in a 'thank you' for
services rendered and best wishes for
his future.
Nurses meet
When the nursing division of the
Alumni Association held its annual
general meeting at Cecil Green Park
on May 4 Miss Evelyn Mallory retiring director of the School of Nursing
was guest of honour. She was presented with a cheque from graduates
of the School who also took advantage
of the gathering to express verbally
their appreciation of her services to
UBC. Miss Mallory came to the University in 1943 as associate professor
and was appointed full professor and
director in  1951.
The new executive elected are: President: Mrs. E. B. Harkness; Secretary-
Treas., Mrs. Avis Sims; Events Convener, Mrs. K. M. Noble, BSN'57;
Alumni Representatives, Mrs. J. T.
English, BSN'62, and Mrs. Kitty McAllister, BSN'65.
Some sixty nurses attended the
Special projects
Important surveys by specialists in
two areas of the University's work were
carried out in early spring, both made
possible by contributions from the
AAG-supported President's Fund. Geophysics was thus enabled to bring to
UBC four distinguished scientists to
survey the work being done here in
Earth Sciences. They were: Sir Edward
Bullard of the University of Cambridge, England; Professor J. T. Wilson, University of Toronto; Dr. D. C.
Rose of the National Research Council;
and Dr. Cecil Green of Texas Instruments.
The Law Faculty also sought consultation with experts in the field and
they brought to the campus, on a
three-day visit, Dr. J. A. Cory, Principal of Queen's University, Dean E. N.
Griswold of Harvard, and Dr. W. L.
Prosser, formerly dean of the University
of California,  (Berkeley).
Special projects, special opportunities
which cannot be foreseen or budgeted
for—these are the domain of the President's Fund. The two projects mentioned above are major examples of the
sort of efforts the  Fund  supports.
"I don't know what gets into these
young people. I suppose they go to
Simon Fraser and get in with the
wrong elements."
—The  Vancouver  Province,
April 21, 1967.
31 Mrs. Lecky named President at
Association's annual meeting
The new British Columbia ballroom
of the Hotel Vancouver was the setting
for one of the most 'sociable' annual
meetings of the Association to be held
in recent years.
May 11 was the date, a date to be
remembered since it saw the election
of a woman as president. This is the
second time only in the Association's
history that a woman has headed the
alumni. The first woman president
was Kathleen M. Peck (Mrs. J. L.
Lawrence) who served for the 1919-20
The full slate of elected officers, all
of whom went in by acclamation, is set
out on another page.
Sharing equal place as highlights of
the business meeting were the granting
of the Alumni Merit Award to Dr.
Homer Armstrong Thompson who, detained in Athens, was not present, and
the granting of an honorary life membership in the Association to President
John B. Macdonald. An outline of Dr.
Thompson's career will be found elsewhere  in  the  magazine.
In expressing his appreciation of the
Association membership he had received Dr. Macdonald said: "I love
UBC and whatever work I may be
doing in the future I will do everything
in my power to serve UBC."
Ken Martin, in a brief, forceful
president's message, got down to the
heart of all the Association's activities
and put in capsule form the main job
which the members must do in conjunction with the University administration. "The real issue facing the University and the alumni," he said, "is
the necessity to inform the voters of
the needs of UBC as a graduate and
professional school. Other problems,
such as fee increases and changes in
University government, are incidental
to this central issue."
The meeting concluded with an
address by Dr. Arthur S. Fleming,
president of the University of Oregon,
in which he touched on a number of
points relating to excellence, or the
lack of it, in our present social structure
In particular he cited the  failure of
this generation to give high priority to
effectiveness in communication, failure
to vote and reluctance to take public
office; and failure to practise what we
preach as far as the Bill of Rights is
Award winner
Vancouver Sun photo
Dr. Homer A. Thompson, BA'25,
MA'27, LLD'49
This year's alumni merit award went
far afield, to Athens, in fact. Recipient
was Dr. Homer Armstrong Thompson,
a man who proceeded in rapid stages
from an honors degree in Classics at
the age of 19 to world renown in the
field of archeology by the time he was
Dr. Thompson, presently Field Director of Agora Excavations under the
auspices of the American School of
Classical Studies at Athens and concurrently professor of classical archeology at the Institute of Advanced
Study at Princeton, received the first of
these appointments in 1945 and the second in 1947.
Ever since 1929, when he was granted his doctorate of philosophy in
Classical Studies at the University of
Michigan, Dr. Thompson's work has
been associated with the excavations in
the Agora at Athens, except for three
years' service with the RCNVR during
Dr. Thompson has held the office of
vice-president of the Archeological Institute of America; he is a member of
the German Archaeological Institute;
he is corresponding fellow of the British Academy. Among the honorary
degrees he holds is one from The LTni-
versitv of British Columbia.
New scholarship
Dr. macdonald is to be honoured
with an undergraduate scholarship established in his name it was announced
at the Association's annual meeting.
While the exact terms on which the
scholarship will be granted have not
yet been settled, it is planned that it
will go to a third-year student. In making the announcement Peter Braund.
Alma Mater Society past president, said
that while the number of scholarships
would be determined by the size of the
fund, they would have a value of at
least $500 each.
The John B. Macdonald Scholarship
Fund will receive contributions from
students, alumni, members of the faculty and friends of Dr. Macdonald.
The students who have taken a lead
in establishing this scholarship, will
make their contribution through the
Alma Mater Society 1967 Centennial
Scholarship Fund.
University women's club
UBC alumnae have been prime movers in the forming of a Richmond
University Women's Club. In February a small group of graduates living
in the Richmond area met at the
home of Mrs. Alan J. Sollowway (nee
Frasier), BA '50, together with Miss
Jessie Casselman, BA '50, of White
Rock, to explore possibilities. Miss
Casselman is provincial organizer for
the Canadian Federation of University Women.
Upshot of that meeting was the decision to call a larger, organizational
one in March, with a view to completing details for application for a
Any graduates wishing further information should 'phone Mrs. Solloway
at 277-3270, or Mrs. R. A. McLeod',
32 These are our table officers for 1967-68
Mrs. J. M. Lecky, BA'38, president        K. R. Martin, BCom'46, past president
Stan Evans, BA'41, BEd'44, 1st
W. G. Hardwick, BA'54, MA'58,
PhD'62 (Minn.), 2nd vice-president
David M. Carter, BASc'49, 3rd
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David L. Helliwell, BA'57, treasurer
Other officers elected
Re-elected honorary president of the
Association was Dr. John B. Macdonald.
Members-at-large for the coming year
are: Mrs. B. M. Hoffmeister, BA'27;
Messrs. Richard Underhill, BA'54,
LLB'55; Mills F. Clarke, BSA'35, MSA
'37; Richard Stace-Smith, BSA'50, PhD
(Oregon State); T. Barrie Lindsay,
BCom'58; Harry White, BASc'63, MBA
'65 (Harvard); John C. Williams,
BCom'58, MBA'59 (Northwestern);
Sholto Hebenton, BA'57, BCL (Oxford), LLM (Harvard).
33 Elizabeth B. Norcross, BA'56, editor,
UBC Alumni Chronicle
Listen in with the editor
in these days when the teach-in, the
sit-in, the be-in is the 'in' thing, it
seemed only fittin' that the Chronicle
should get with it and invite its readers
to listen in—on a Board of Management meeting.
At the last meeting of the 1966—67
Board and the last Board meeting that
can be reported in this issue, the first
order of business was the announcement of Tim Hollick-Kenyon's resignation as Association director.
Ken Martin, now past president, also
reported that two experts in the field,
volunteers, have looked over our records system and made recommendations which should improve matters
considerably. Happy days!
First on the list of committee reports was Alumni Annual Giving.
Something went wrong in this area in
1966. As Frank Fredrickson, chairman,
stated in his report: "Alumni Annual
Giving can, and should play a most
important part in providing quality
University items—additives that are so
necessary over and above the conventional. These 'extra measure' needs I
am convinced are not fully understood
by the majority of our alumni constituency." Our Autmn Issue will carry
a 'report to the shareholders' on how
1967 is shaping up.
Mrs. B. M. Hoffmeister, for the
Awards and Scholarships Committee,
told us that the number of Norman
MacKenzie Alumni Regional Scholarships has been increased from 42 to 48,
due to changes in the electoral ridings.
Our favourite cause will now cost a
total of $16,800 annually. The Committee, she said, had also endorsed the
idea of National Scholarships, the
money for which would come from
that collected by AAG elsewhere in
Canada than British Columbia.
Mr. Stan Evans in his Editorial
Committee report pointed out changes
in the personnel of his committee and
announced that he himself was stepping down in favour of Frank Walden
as chairman. By the way, that's not
the Frank Walden who was president
of the Association a few years ago,
but his nephew.
The Government Relations Committee, chaired by E. D. Sutcliffe, is one
whose work could have far-reaching
consequences for UBC. Look at its
terms of reference: "To examine the
various factors regarding the determination of the total grants to post-
secondary institutions in B. C. and the
allocation of them to the individual
institutions, and to prepare recommendations." The committee has already
submitted a brief to certain key cabinet
ministers (provincial). The most important job planned for the next few
months is to have discussions at the
Federal level regarding continuing Fed-
deral support to post-secondary education.
The Student-Alumni Committee said
that the high point of their year's
work was the formation of the Young
Alumni Club. This committee also recommended the granting of two awards
of Student Merit, one to an undergraduate and one to a student in
Graduate Studies, rather than the
single award formerly given.
Barrie Lindsay, speaking for the
Homecoming Committee, had some
well advanced plans to report. With
the central objective being increased
alumni participation, they hope to
double the numbers of alumni ordinarily turning out for Homecoming
festivities. They are looking for more
involvement of students with alumni,
mainly through special interest groups,
such as the Varsity Outdoor Club and
the fraternities. Among other plans,
they expect to have several cultural
events. Focus of activities, of course,
will be our lovely new home, Cecil
Green Park.
High School Visitation was the last
item on the agenda. (The word 'visitation' has a formidable sound to me—
how about you?) The objective of this
program is to encourage the best of
British Columbia's high school students to elect to continue their education at the University of British
Columbia. By arrangement with the
school principals, a University team
consisting of a faculty member and a
student go out to the high schools of
the province equipped with facts, figures and a slide show to tell the high
school boys and girls what our University can offer them and to answer
questions. This has been the first year
for the program and we'll know more
about its value when the visitations
have been completed.
These were the highlights of the
April Board meeting. Eavesdrop with
me again in the autumn!
34 Ian McTaggart Cowan, B/\'32
Ian McTaggart-Cowan, BA'32, (PhD
'35, U. of California), head of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at UBC, has
been named president of the new biological Council of Canada. The council
will aim to be a driving force in improving research and teaching in biology.
R. Murray Brink, BA'24, MA'25,
chairman of the board and president of
Johnston Terminals Limited, has accepted
a directorship in Allied Van Lines
G. Ewart Woolliams, BA'25, (MS'26
U. of Idaho), whose research projects
in the past forty-one years have helped
fruit and vegetable growers the world
over, has retired from the Canadian Department of Agriculture Research Station
at Summerland. In his earlier years of
service, Mr. Woolliams worked on diseases of tree fruits as well as vegetables,
but since 1948 he has been a vegetable
disease specialist, responsible for all the
research on diseases causing losses to the
B.C. interior vegetable industry. He is
also an active community worker and is
a past president of the Summerland
branch of the UBC Alumni Association.
A past president of the UBC Alumni
Association, A. T. R. Campbell, BA'31,
has been appointed a director of Park
Royal Shopping Centre Ltd. and British
Pacific Properties Limited.
James Smith, BA'32, MEd'48, (MSc
'37, U. of Wash.), has been appointed
mathematics and science teacher at the
Teachers' Training College in Saint Vincent, West Indies. This is a two year assignment under the Department of External Aid in Ottawa.
F. St. John Madeley, BA (BCom'33)
BSW'49, has been appointed warden of
the Alouette River Unit, Attorney-General's Department, a treatment centre for
alcoholics. Prior to this he was acting
assistant director of corrections.
What's new
with alumni
Gordon Strong,
BCom'33, BA'34
Send the edilor your news, by press clippings
or personal letter. Your classmates are interested and so are we.
John A. Bourne, BA'34, senior partner of the law firm of Bourne, Lyall,
Shier, Davenport and Spencer, has been
appointed head of the Legislative Committee of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Mr. Bourne has been active in the Canadian Bar Association, and the Law Society of British Columbia, and is a director of the Health Centre for Children
and of the new Children's Hospital.
Congratulations are in order for G.
Gordon Strong, BCom'33, BA'34, (MBA
'35, Northwestern), (LLB'40, U. of Toledo), president and publisher of The
Brush-Moore Newspapers, Inc., who was
presented with the Distinguished Service
to Journalism Award by the Ohio Newspaper Association. He has served as
president and director of the Ohio Newspaper Association and director of the
American Newspaper Publishers Association, ANPA Research Institute and the
Bureau of Advertising of the ANPA.
Roy A. Phillips,
Roy A. Phillips, BASc'39, has been
appointed vice-president—planning with
the RCA Victor Company, Ltd. He was
formerly president of Prairie Pacific Dis-
Reunion of the Forestry class of '26 held October 26, 1966 at Hycroft. L. to R.:
J. G. Falconer, F. W. Guernsey, G. M. Abernethy, E. W. Bassett.
Branches in
35 Judge Wilson signs oath of office
tributors Western Ltd. Mr Phillips has
served in senior elected offices in the
Engineering Institute of Canada, Corporation of Engineers of Quebec and
Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Association.
Frank Wilson, MA'37, (BSc, Durham),
has been appointed judge for the County
of Westminster. The appointment climaxes a legal career which has included
being solicitor for several municipalities
and an outstanding reputation in the
William M. Sibley, BA'39, MA'40,
(PhD, Brown), addressed the Vancouver
Institute on the problems of the modern
university. Dr. Sibley is Dean of Arts at
the University of Manitoba where he has
been a member of the faculty since 1948.
Frederick G. Pearce, BASc'40, has
been elected president of the Association
of Professional Engineers of British
Columbia for 1967. He is a past chairman of the Vancouver Branch and of the
B. C. Section of the Canadian Institute of
Mining and Metallurgy.
Garth Griffiths, BASc'41, manager of
staff services for the B. C. Hydro in
Vancouver, has recently published a
book, "Boating in Canada," a comprehensive study of practical piloting and
Marygold V. Nash, BA'42, (DSW'62,
Columbia), director of the New York
Service for the Orthopedically Handicapped, has received the Ethel H. Wise
Special Merit Award for her significant
professional contributions to the field of
social   work.   In   the   past   seven   years,
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36 under the direction of Dr. Nash, the
Service has pioneered four research and
demonstration projects to improve the
social, educational and vocational functioning ot handicapped individuals. Before joining the New York Service, Dr.
Nash was a medical social worker at the
Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.
She was also a chief social worker for
the Occupational and Rehabilitation Centre in that city and a social worker for
the Montreal Protestant School Board.
Charles H. G.
Bushell, BASc'42
Charles H. G. Bushell, BASc'42, has
been appointed assistant manager of
technical research for Cominco Ltd. at
Trail. He joined the company as a research assistant after graduation and became chief of metallurgical research in
1966. He is the author of a number of
technical papers, mainly on flotation.
Three graduates of UBC were among
those awarded the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst by
the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. They were Norman J. Black,
BCom'45, Neil A. Hamilton, BCom'53,
and W. Bruce Hansen, BCom'58, (MBA
'60, U. of California).
Robert R. Carver, BASc'45, has been
appointed assistant to the president of T.
Connors Diamond Drilling Co. Ltd. in
Vancouver. He is a member of the
A.I.M.E. and the National Society of
Professional Engineers.
Louis V. Holroyd, BA'45, MA'47.
(PhD, U. of Notre Dame, Indiana), will
represent President Macdonald at the inauguration of the fourteenth President of
the University of Missouri. Dr. Holroyd is professor and chairman of the
Physics department, University of Missouri.
Thomas G. Williams, BASc'45, manager. New Westminster District of the
B.C. Telephone Company, has been
named campaign chairman for the United
Good Neighbour Fund Appeal in 1967.
He served as vice-chairman, county divisions for two years and is a member of
the Professional Engineers Association of
B. C. and the Institute of Electrical and
Electronic   Engineers.
Patrick V. Frith, BCom'46, BSF'47,
has been appointed assistant to the vice-
president, Lumber and Plywood, British
Columbia Forest Products Limited. He
joined the company in 1947 and for the
past several years has served as sales
manager of the Hammond Division.
John H. M. Andrews, BA'47, MA'54,
(PhD'57, U. of Chicago), formerly chairman of the department of educational
administration of the Ontario Institute
for Studies in Education, has been appointed   co-ordinator   of   research.   Mr.
Andrews has also been appointed first
president of the Association of Canadian
Researchers in Education, a new research
Joy D. Coghill, BA'47, (MFA'49, The
Chicago Art Institute) (now Mrs. J. G.
Thorne), has been appointed artistic director of the Playhouse Theatre company
of Vancouver.
UBC assistant dean of science, Robert
F. Scagel, BA'47, MA'48, (PhD'52, U. of
California), believes he has found a plug
for much of Canada's brain drain to the
United States. He was a member of a
five-man team which made a survey of
Canadians taking graduate work at six
west coast U. S. universities. The survey
revealed that more Canadians would return if they knew more about job opportunities   here.
Robert Talbot, BA'47, BSW'48, has left
Regina to assume a new position as the
chief of Vocational Rehabilitation Services for the Prairie Regional Office of
the Manpower Division in Winnipeg.
Roy W. Archibald, BASc'48, has been
appointed production superintendent of
Northwest Nitro-Chemicals Ltd. From
1961 until his new appointment, he was
superintendent of the nitrogen division.
Mr. Archibald is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of
Alberta, the Chemical Institute of Canada
and is a member and past director of the
Medicine Hat Kinsmen Club.
Gerald E. G. Harrison, BASc'48, has
been appointed superintendent of wood
preparation    and    chip    supply    at   the
Pulp and Paper Division of the B. C.
Forest Products Ltd. at Crofton. Since
joining the company in 1963, Mr. Harrison has been employed as a project
engineer   on   expansion  projects.
William F. Hill, BA'48, MA'50, (PhD,
U. of Chicago), has accepted a U. S.
Department of State appointment to conduct a unique training program for correctional officials in Jamaica. Dr. Hill, a
clinical psychologist and project director
at the University of Southern California's
Youth Studies Centre, will teach Jamaican court and probation officers the techniques of group counselling in the rehabilitation of criminal offenders.
Ian E. McPherson, BA'48, LLB'49,
(LLM'52, McGill), has been appointed a
general counsel for Air Canada. Mr. McPherson joined the law department in
1952 and for the past five years has been
general attorney for the airline.
William M. Young, BCom'48, (SM'61,
M.I.T.), president, Finning Tractor and
Equipment Co. Ltd., has been elected to
the board of directors of the Associated
Equipment Distributors national association serving the construction equipment
industry. He is also first vice-president of
the Canadian Association of Equipment
Distributors in Ottawa.
Charles F. Armstrong, BCom'49, oper-
tions manager for the Canadian National
Railways' London area for nearly four
years, has been promoted to area manager for southwestern Ontario. He joined
the company at Montreal in 1953 and has
served in Winnipeg, Port Arthur and
37 Robert L. Christie, BASc'49, (PhD,
Toronto), has been presented with the
Medal of Merit by the Alberta Society of
Petroleum Geologists for his part in
"Tectonic History of the Boothia Uplift and Cornwallis fold belt, Arctic Canada", a paper published in the American
Association of Petroleum Geological Bulletin in 1965. Since 1954, Dr. Christie
has been working for the Geological
Survey of Canada in the Arctic Islands.
Richard A. Dines, BSF'49, formerly
production manager at the Harmac Wood-
room Division of MacMillan Bloedel
Limited, has been appointed personnel
and administration manager, Wood Products Manufacturing at the company's
head office. He joined the company in
1949 and has had experience in the
logging and sawmilling divisions.
Douglas L. Sprung,
Douglas L. Sprung, BASc'49, is now
the president of Sprung Mobile Pipe
Corp. Ltd. Mr. Sprung is the applied
science degree representative for the UBC
Alumni Association Board of Management.
Edward M. Howell, BCom'49, has been
appointed Vancouver Branch Manager
and Western Canada Regional Manager
of Citroen Canada Limited. He has been
associated with Studebaker of Canada
Limited for the past ten years, most
recently as regional manager for Western
C. Eric B. McConachie, BASc'49, (MS
'50, M.I.T.), has been appointed president
of R. Dixon Speas Associates of Canada
Limited in Montreal, a company which
provides consulting services in aviation
and related fields. Mr. McConachie has
had over fifteen years' experience on the
domestic and international aviation
Morris M. Menzies, BASc'49, MASc
'51, has joined Brenda Mines Ltd. in
Vancouver as vice-president of operations. He is a past chairman of the
Vancouver Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
William D. Mitchell, BA'49, LLB'50,
is the new manager of the legal section
of B. C. Hydro. Mr. Mitchell joined the
company in 1962 after experience with a
Vancouver law firm and the city of
Vernon J. Rumford, BCom'49, has
been appointed account supervisor of Mc-
Kim Advertising Limited in Vancouver.
Prior to this, Mr. Rumford was senior
account executive of the agency.
Hassel C. Schjelderup, BASc'49, (MSc
'50, PhD'53, Stanford), has been appointed director of Structures/Materials
Technology, Research and Development
for the Douglas Aircraft Company at
Long Beach, California. Dr. Schjelderup
has also been reappointed to the Technical Committee on Structure Dynamics
for the American Institute of Aeronautics.
Arthur G. Woodland, BSA'49, BA'49,
has left Vancouver to work for the Food
and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations. His post will be in
East Pakistan where he will work on
fisheries development. In 1968 he will
move to Rome where he will take an
administrative position for the FAO. He
has served on the Board of Management
of the Alumni Association and was
Homecoming Chairman for 1965 and
Irving K. Barber, BSF'50, has been
appointed manager of the Franklin River Logging Division of MacMillan Bloedel Limited. He joined the company in
1950. Prior to his appointment he was
manager of the company's Queen Charlotte division.
Robin L. Caesar, BSF'50, has been
admitted to partnership in C. D. Schultz
and Company. He has been with the
company for thirteen years.
J. Joseph Cunliffe, BASc'50, was
named "Engineer of the Year" by the
Association of Professional Engineers of
B.C. and was also presented with the
Association's R. A. McLachlan Memorial Award which is given to the engineer
who best serves the social needs of his
community. He is President of Willis and
Cunliffe Engineering Ltd. of Victoria.
Ralph W. Diamond, BCom'50, has
been named vice-president of Centennial
Mortgage Corporation Ltd. He entered
the real estate business in 1959.
What's In It For Me, They Keep Asking
IT'S A QUESTION which may not be viable (viable . . .
a good IN word this week) as a complete philosophy for
living, but it has its uses, not always entirely crass. For
instance, when people subscribe to and read a newspaper
they quite rightly do so because it provides something for
THEM, each and every one. Until computers start turning
out people, people will continue to differ from each other
in tastes and attitudes in a most disorderly and human
way and The Sun will keep right on being a paper in which
as many as possible find what they want.
38 Frederick G.
McCaig, BASc'50
Frederick G. McCaig, BASc'50, formerly production manager at Georgia-
Pacific's Samoa, California, pulp mill, has
assumed the newly created post of senior
pulping engineer for Portland, Oregon.
He joined the company in 1964 as pulp
mill superintendent at Samoa.
Michael G. Oswell, BSA'50, district
horticulturist for the North Okanagan
area, has been promoted to supervising
agriculturist for the Central B. C. Peace
River area. He has been with the B. C.
Department of Agriculture for fifteen
William S. Reynolds, BASc'50, has
been promoted to the position of assistant
manager, newsprint and groundwood, B.
C. Forest Products, Ltd. Since 1962 he
has been employed as newsprint superintendent.
Winston O. Cameron, BCom'51, has
been promoted to the position of national
personnel manager of the Montreal head
office of Touche, Ross, Bailey and Smart.
Owen C. Dolan, BA'51, LLB'52, has
been appointed assistant manager of the
Vancouver Branch of the Investors Trust
Clive D. McCord, BASc'51, has been
appointed exploration manager of De-
Kalb Petroleum Corporation. He has had
fifteen years' experience in the exploration for minerals and petroleum in the
prairie provinces, the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Robert K. Macfarlane, BA'51, has
commenced his duties as business administrator of the South West Grey district Board of Education in Ontario.
Since 1966 he has been assistant director
of the department of extension at the
University of Waterloo.
Denis R. T. White, BA'51, has returned
to Toronto from Oshawa, having become
Controller for Canada Foils Limited.
S. Ross Johnson, BCom'52, supervisor
of   Western   Canadian   offices   of   New
York Life Insurance Company since
1964, has been promoted to superintendent of agencies in the home office marketing department. He joined the company in 1952.
Paul Bass, BSP'53, MA'55, (PhD'57,
McGill), has been named senior research
pharmacologist of Parke-Davis and Company. He joined the company in 1960 as
a pharmacologist to organize the section
on gastrointestinal pharmacology, which
he  has headed  since  then.
John W. Braithwaite, BA'53,
BSW'55, MSW'56
John W. Braithwaite, BA'53, BSW'55,
MSW'56, has been named Canada's first
Director of Correctional Planning, Department of the Solicitor General in Ottawa. Prior to this he was warden of the
Haney Correctional  Institute.
Patricia M. Shanahan, BA'53, has been
appointed a project director of Canadian
Facts Co. Limited at Toronto. Miss
Shanahan was with Regional Marketing
Surveys since 1960 and also had two
years' experience with the National Research Council  in  Ottawa.
Bert H. Warrender, BA'53, formerly
production manager, Red Band Shingle
Division, MacMillan Bloedel Limited, has
been appointed production manager of
the Harmac Woodroom. Mr. Warrender
joined the company in 1961 and has also
worked at the Chemainus and Canadian
White   Pine  divisions.
Paul J. Hoenmans, BASc'54, has been
named a senior planning associate with
the planning department of Mobil Oil
Corporation's North American division.
He joined the company in 1954, moving
to New York in 1965 as a planning
associate for corporate planning and economics. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Robert S. Wood, BSF'54, has been
appointed chief forester of Weldwood of
Canada Limited. He joined the company
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nearly ten years ago and prior to his
appointment was manager of timber
planning. He is also past president of the
Association of B.C. Professional Foresters.
Jacques R. Barbeau, BA'55, LLB'56,
(LLM, Harvard), has returned for another term as chairman of the taxation
committee of the Board of Trade. He is a
partner in the law firm of Barbeau, McKercher  and  Collingwood.
Patrick J. B. Duffy, BSF'55, (MF'56,
Yale), IPhD'62, U. of Minn.), a research
scientist with the Department of Forestry
and Rural Development in Alberta, has
been awarded a post-doctoral transfer
for a year's study of soils in Australia.
He will be attached to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organization, whose aims are compilation and sharing of scientific research
data at  an international level.
Lome W. Topham, BA'55, LLB'58, has
been named prosecutor for West Vancouver. Prior to this he was Vancouver
city prosecutor.
Michael Wertman, BA'55, formerly
home furnishings accessories buyer for
R. H. Macy's New York, has been appointed to the newly created post of
executive vice-president of Alanco Industries.
Malcolm C. J.
Wickson, BCom'55,
Malcolm C. J. Wickson, BCom'55,
LLB'56, has been elected president of the
B.C. Conservative Association at the
annual three-day meeting at the Hotel
Vancouver. He operates a real estate
investment  firm   in  Vancouver.
Philip R. McDonald, BA'56, (MBA'60
Harvard), assistant professor at the State
University of New York in Buffalo, has
received the degree of Doctor of Business
Administration from Harvard University.
His doctoral dissertation was entitled
"Factors Influencing Fuel Oil Growth."
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39 Ian G. White, BA'57, has been appointed manager of the Pacific district
sales office of Dow Chemical of Canada,
Limited. He has been with the Pacific
office since joining the company in 1962.
George L. Morfitt, BCom'58, has been
appointed comptroller for J. Diamond
and Sons Ltd. and affiliated companies.
He was formerly manager of Clarkson,
Gordon and Co.
Ronald W. Stark, PhD'58, (BSc'48, MA
'51, Toronto), is the recipient of a National Science Foundation senior postdoctoral fellowship to study insect control in Western Europe. He is a full
professor at the University of California
at Berkeley, the author of many scientific articles and senior author of a laboratory  manual  in  forest  entomology.
Alan C. M. Brown, BASc'59, a physics
teacher at Shawnigan Lake School, has
been awarded a 1967 Shell Merit Fellowship. He will attend a special summer
seminar at Stanford University. He is
an active member of the B. C. Science
Teachers' Association.
Ralph R. Brown, BCom'59, has been
appointed manager of E. A. Whitehead
Ltd. for British Columbia. He was formerly an accounts manager with a large
national  insurance  broker.
Tibor Jando, BSF'59, has been promoted to manager of the Queen Charlotte logging division of MacMillan
Bloedel Limited. He joined the company
in 1959 as engineering assistant at the
Franklin River division and since 1964
has been division engineer at the Queen
Charlotte division.
Gert E. Bruhn, BA'60, has been awarded an advanced degree by the Board of
Trustees, Princeton University. He has received a PhD in Germanic Languages and
Norman R. Gish,
Norman R. Gish, LLB'60, (BA'57, U.
of Alberta), has been appointed secretary
of British Columbia Forest Products
Limited. He served in Hong Kong with
the Foreign Trade Service of the Department of Trade and Commerce prior
to joining the company in 1965 as assistant to the secretary.
Curtis B. Holmes, BSF'60, has been
appointed divisional engineer at the Queen
Charlotte logging division of MacMillan
Bloedel Limited. He joined the company
in 1960 and was, prior to his promotion,
assistant to the manager, engineering and
development at the company's Nanaimo
logging headquarters.
Edward H. Plato, BASc'60, has been
appointed project engineer of B. C. Forest
Products Ltd. at Crofton. He has been
employed as mechanical engineer with the
company's pulp and paper division since
Yunshik Chang, MA'61, (PhD'64,
Princeton), (BA, Seoul National U.), has
been awarded an advanced degree by the
Board of Trustees of Princeton University. He has received a PhD in Sociology.
G. Grant Clarke, BA'62, MA'64, has
resigned as research officer of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges,
to accept a position with the University
of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. His
new responsibilities will include research
and administration in a developing program of medical education research.
K. Gordon D. Green, BSF'61, a second-
year student working for a degree of
Master of Business Administration at the
Harvard Graduate School of Business
Administration, has been named one of
eighteen Baker Scholars. The designation
of Baker Scholars represents the highest
scholastic honor given MBA students
prior to graduation.
Two UBC grads have been awarded
scholarships by the provincial Department of Education. They are: Ian R.
McEown, BEd'61, a teacher at Larson
Elementary School, who received $2000,
and L. H. Morin, BA'61, vice-principal
of Port Coquitlam Secondary School,
who received $1500.
Robert T. McAndrew, PhD'62, (BSc
'57, MSc'58, Queen's U.), has been transferred by Noranda Mines Ltd. from their
research centre in Pointe Claire to their
associated company, Canadian Electrolytic Zinc Ltd., in Valleyfield, Quebec, as
plant metallurgist.
Harold A. Menkes, MD'63, has been
awarded a $6000 research fellowship by
the American Thoracic Society. He will
use his fellowship to do research in
pulmonary physiology. He is now in
residence at Philadelphia General Hospital.
Michael L. Coltart, BSA'64, has been
appointed to head the newly created research and product development department of Sun-Rype Products Ltd. He returns to B. C. from Montreal, where he
was employed by one of the leading food
David A. Collier, BA'65, is one of
fourteen Canadians who have won centennial fellowships to study commerce at
home and abroad. He will begin a two
year program of study in France, England, the United States and Canada this
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Commerce  fellowship.
Bryan A. Dixon, BASc'65, has been
awarded a 1967 Athlone Fellowship. He
is among a total of forty-two graduate
engineers from Canada who will go to
Britain to spend one or two years following programs of advanced work or
research in universities or with industry.
Lorna J. Grant, MD'65, has been
appointed missionary for India by The
United   Church   Board   of   World   Mis-
W. Wayne
Mcllroy, BSc'65
W. Wayne Mcllroy, BSc'65, has been
awarded a fellowship through an aid-
to-education grant from the Canadian
Kodak Co., Limited. He is now registered
in graduate studies at UBC as a candidate for his master of science degree in
physics. His thesis is entitled "Relativistic
effects in a clasical plasma".
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40 Births
MR.    and    MRS.    FREDERICK    G.    CLAGGET,
BASc'58, a son, Bruce Frederick, Janu-
ary 4, 1967 in Vancouver.
mr. and MRS. PATRICK J. DUFFY, BSF'55,
MF'56 (Yale), PhD (Minnesota), a
son lohn Patrick, April 16, 1967 in
'63, BSc'59 (U. of Pretoria), (nee
lanina Runcewicz, BSP'59), a daughter
Elizabeth Anne, lanuary 2, 1967 in
(nee Dorothy M. Bell, BA'49), a son,
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the best dressed men
in Vancouver.
Robert Bell, February 6, 1967 in
Cleveland,   Ohio.
MR.     and     MRS.     ROBERT    T.     MCANDREW
PhD'62, (BSc'57, MSc'58, Queen's U.),
(nee Catherine E. Spurrill, BHE'62),
a son, Scott William, February 9, 1967
in Pointe Claire, Quebec.
MR.     and     MRS.     RONALD    D.     POUSETTE,
BASc'57, (nee Patricia A. Croker,
BA'55), a son, Paul Patrick, lanuary
29, 1967 in New Westminster.
MR.    and    MRS.    WILLIAM    A.    T.    WHITE,
BCom'48, a son, Kevin Eric, October
29,  1966 in Ottawa.
bancroft-green.   George  Edward   Bancroft,    BSA'54,    to   Diane    Elizabeth
Green,   February   14,   1967   in   Vancouver.
bland-cameron.   Robert   Charles   lohn
Bland, BA'53, to Margaret May Cameron, BSN'57, March 25, 1967 in Vancouver.
bonar-goossen.    William    Lee    Bonar,
BCom'63, to Lorna Isabella Goossen,
November 25, 1966 in Vancouver.
calverley-hemsworth.   Peter   Cautley
Calverley,   BSF'66,   to  Rosalie  Barrie
Hemsworth, BEd'65, April  1,  1967 in
duck-wagner.   Thomas   Arthur   Duck,
BSc'63, to Wendy Irene Wagner, December 16,  1966 in West Vancouver.
field-nagy. David Maynard Field, BASc
'62, to Carolyne Diane Nagy, March 9,
1967 in Vancouver.
goepel-o'hagan. Ruston Ernest T. Goe-
pel, BCom'65, to Carolyn Ann O'Ha-
gan, February 4,  1967 in Vancouver.
grant-thompson. Douglas Alleyne
Grant, BSc'61, MD'65, to Lois Ellen
Thompson, April 29, 1967 in Vancouver.
grenby-baum. Michael Ian Grenby, BA
'63, MS'64 (Columbia), to Janet Helen
Baum, February 25, 1967 in Vancouver.
ingledew-le dallic. William Albert Ingledew, BA'64, MBA (U. of Western
Ontario), to Jacqueline Le Dallic, February 25, 1967 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
larsen-sharp. John Edward Larsen,
BA'64, to Melinda Gay Sharp, BA'65,
December 23, 1966 in Vancouver.
lee-spouse. Dr. Martin Bromiley Lee, to
Elizabeth Mary Spouse, BHE'62, July
9, 1966 in Ottawa.
ling-toft. George Edward Ling, to Patricia Alayne Toft, BA'59, March 23,
1967 in Vancouver.
lynn-essselmont. David Arthur Lynn,
BEd'65, to Lynn Mary Esselmont,
March 25, 1967 in Hammond, B.C.
mckenzie-mitchell. Dennis Hunter McKenzie, to Heather Anne Mitchell,
BSN 65, March 4, 1967 in Vancouver.
macmillan-brown. Stuart Robert MacMillan, BSA'66, to Beverly Jean
Brown, BHE'66, March 25, 1967 in
1070 S.E. Marine Drive, Vancouver
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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.
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Milk Producers' Association.
41 oster-southwood. John Cassils Oster,
to Kathleen Yvonne Southwood, BA
'64, April 1, 1967 in North Surrey.
telford-eades. Douglas Brent Telford,
BSc'63, to Gillian Mary Eades, BSN
'66, March 31, 1966 in Vancouver.
torrance-mckay. Kenneth John Torrance, BSW'49, BEd'48 (U. of Alberta), to Lois McKay, December 28,
1966  in Toronto.
walker-wilson. Glen William Walker,
BEd'66, to Margaret Elaine Wilson,
April  8,   1967  in Vancouver.
whiteside-hyndman. William James
Whiteside to Barbara I. Hyndman, BA
'57, March 23, 1967 in Vancouver.
B.   Muriel   Carruthers,   BA'16,    who
helped in the early publications of the
UBC Alumni Chronicle, April 28, 1967
in Vancouver. Miss Carruthers, a prominent librarian, was head of the schools
department at the Vancouver Public
Library before retiring in 1961. She is
survived by three brothers.
Janet L. E. McTavish, BA'21, March
28, 1967 in Vancouver. A former school
teacher, Miss McTavish taught generations of Vancouver families during her
more than forty years in local elementary
schools before retiring in 1961. She is
survived by one brother and one sister.
Valentine M.  W.  Gwyther,  BASc'24,
February 17, 1967 in Vancouver He was
a civil engineer for H. A. Simons Ltd.
Herbert W. Ellis, BSA'31, February 12,
1967 in Vancouver. He was the farm
manager of the UBC department of
poultry science. He is survived by his
wife,   two  sons   and  two  daughters.
Norman L. Kirk, BA'31, August 1966
in Vancouver. He was predeceased by
his wife.
William J. Selder, BA'31, March 14,
1967 in Hope, B. C. After entering the
ministry, in 1935, he took his first charge
at Falkland. In 1963 he moved to Hope.
Mr. Selder was always keenly interested
in athletics and young people. He is
survived by his wife and three sons.
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Sydney G. Cowan, BASc'33, Air Commodore and RCAF chief of material
from 1962 until his retirement in 1965,
March 10, 1967 in Orilla, Ontario. He
joined the RCAF in Trenton in 1934.
After service in Winnipeg, Calgary and
as commanding officer of No. 30 Air
Material Base in Langar, England, he
became chief of air material command in
Ottawa. He is survived by his wife, two
sons and two daughters.
Richard H. Richmond, BASc'33, March
13, 1967 in Prince George. He joined
the British Columbia Pulp and Paper Co.
after graduation, and stayed with the
same organization when it became Alaska
Pine and Cellulose and then Rayonier
Canada Ltd. He served in many capacities of increasing responsibility. He is
survived by his wife, two sons and one
Edgar C. Black, MA'35, (BA'31, Brandon College), (PhD, U. of Pa.), March
11, 1967 in Vancouver. Dr. Black joined
the UBC faculty in 1947 as an associate
professor in the department of biology
and botany, and was the first appointment to UBC's physiology department
when the Faculty of Medicine was
organized in 1950. He is survived by his
wife and one daughter.
Robert M. Thompson, BASc'41, MASc
'43, (PhD'47, U. or Tor.), professor of
geology at UBC, April 15, 1967 in Vancouver. Prof. Thompson had twenty years
of field experience with various government agencies and mining companies, and
was for many years a lecturer at the
B. C. Yukon Chamber of Commerce's
night school in mining. He explored extensively in the Highland Valley, near
Ashcroft, and was co-winner in 1957 of
the Barlow Gold Medal of the Canadian
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He
was a former president of the Mineralo-
gical Association of Canada and was
elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of
Canada in 1965. He is survived by his
wife, one son and one daughter.
George Kent, BA'49, LLB'55, March
18, 1967 in Vancouver. He is survived by
his wife and two sons.
William S. Amm, BASc'50, February,
1967 in Winnipeg. He joined the Emil
Anderson Construction Co. Ltd. after
graduation and nine years later he was
appointed vice-president and general
manager. He was a past director of the
Fraser Canyon Hospital Board, a Director of the Mining Association of B. C,
a past member of the Heavy Construction
Association of B. C. and vice-president
of the Hope and District Boy Scout Association. He is survived by his wife,
one son and one daughter.
Donna G. Hunt (nee King), MSW'53,
(BA'39, Manitoba), recently appointed
Assistant Dean of Women at UBC, February 5, 1967 in Vancouver. Mrs Hunt
was formerly with the Metropolitan
Health Unit on the North Shore and the
Vancouver Children's Aid Society. She is
survived by her husband and one daughter.
John D. Anderson, BASc'54, February
15, 1967 in Lethbridge, Alberta. After
graduating he was employed by the B. C.
Sugar Refining Co. Ltd. for six years. In
1961 he was transferred to Lethbridge
where he became district engineer for
Canadian Sugar Factories. He was an
active member of the Engineering Insti-
ute of Canada and the Profesional Engineers of Alberta. He is survived by his
wife, two sons and two daughters.
Robert F. Wright, BEd'63, January 19,
1967 in Vancouver. Mr. Wright taught
secondary school for the Burnaby School
Board since his graduation. He was a
member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He
is survived by his wife and one daughter.
Donald K. Bell, BASc'64, December,
1966 in Toronto. After completing university he took up residence in Toronto
where he was employed by Union Carbide of Canada Ltd. He is survived by
his parents and four sisters.
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