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Leaves of absence  2
Appointments necessitated by leaves of absence......... 2
Resignation  2
Retirements under Annuity Plan.  3
Obituarie s  3
Honorary Degrees • 4
Amendments to the "British Columbia University Act".... 4
The Dr. F.J.Nicholson Scholarships.  5r
Library of Congress Depository Catalogue , 6
Japane se Garden and Lant ern ,  6
Memorial Book and Repository.  7
Gifts  7
Special Bursary Fund  7
Co-operation with the Connaught Laboratories
and the Provincial Department of Public Health  8
Co-oporation with the Dominion Department of
Agriculture ,  8
Applied Science' s "Open House" ,  8
Campus Improvement and Development  9
University Extension .,...,  9
Unorganized Services  10
Limitation of Registration • • • • 11
Building Requirements.  12
Report of the Registrar:
Registration. • •  13
Classification and Enrolment of Students
who are not taking the full undergraduate course s... 14
Nationalities of Students. •• 14
Geographical Distribution of Students  14
Occupations of Parents •  15
Location of Graduates , •  15
Comparative Statement of Attendance "-
Sessions 1931-32 to 1934-35 ••••  l6
Comparative Statement of Degrees Conferred -~
1932 to 1935  16
Scholarships, Fellowships and Bursaries
awarded to Graduates «•♦• 17
Report of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science..... 19
Report of the Acting Dean of the Faculty of
Applied Science •••• 22
Report of the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture • 25
Report of the Dean of Women ,.,.,..........,  27
Report of the Director of the Summer Session  31
Report of the Medical Examiner of Students  • 32
Report of the Public Health Supervisor • 33
Report of the Officer Commanding Canadian Officers' Training Corps,University of British Columbia Contingent•##• 35
Publications • »  59 REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT
To the Board of Governors and
the Senate of
The University of British Columbia.
Ladies and Gentlemen:-
I have the honour to submit the following
report on the work of the University for the academic year
ending August 31st, 1935.
This report represents an attempt to record in
brief form the more important accomplishments, trends and
objectives which make the period under review a significant,
though not outstanding one.
New Appointments:
Ira Dilworth, B.A.(McGill), M.A.(Harvard), Associate Professor
of English.
Frederick Creedy, M.I.E.E., A.C.G.I., Professor of Meohanioal
and Electrical Engineering.
E.Geoffrey Cullwick, M.A. (Cantab.), A.M.I.E.E., Mem.A.I.E.E.,
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering.
Jacob Biely, M.S.A.(Brit.Col.), M.S.(Kansas State College),
Instructor in Poultry Husbandry.
Frederick G.C.Wood, B.A. (McGill), A.M. (Harvard), from Associate
Professor to Professor of English.
F.A.Wilkin, B.A.Sc (McGill), from Assistant Professor to
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering.
F.Malcolm Knapp, B.S.F. (Syracuse), M.S.F. (Wash.), from Assistant
Professor to Associate Professor of Forestry.
G.J.Spencer, B.S.A.(Toronto), M.S.(Illinois), from Assistant
Professor to Associate Professor of Zoology.
John F.Bell, O.B.E., Eng.Capt.(R.N.), M.E.I.C, from Lecturer
to Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
J.CBerry, B.S.A. (Brit .Col.), from Assistant to Instructor in
Animal Husbandry. 2.
Promotions - continued:
Mr. Angus MacLucas promoted from Accountant to Bursar, October 14,
Mrs. CA.Lucas, R.N., S.R.N., CM.B., R.F.N., from Public Health
Nurse to Public Health Supervisor.
Leaves of Absence:
Reginald W.Brock, M.A., LL.D.(Queen's), F.G.S., F.R.S.C, Dean
of the Faculty of Applied Science and Professor and Head of the
Department of Geology and Geography,
Hibbert Winslow Hill, M.B., M.D., D.P.H.(Toronto), LL.D.(Western
Ontario), L.M.C.C, Professor and Head of the Department of Nursing
and Health and Professor and Head of the Department of Bacteriology,
one year from September 1934.
W.A.Carrothers, D.F.C., B.A.(Manitoba), Ph.D.(Edinburgh), one year
from September 1st, 1934.
Miss M.L.Bollert, M.A.(Toronto), A.M.(Columbia), Assistant Professor
of English, from September 15th, 1934 to May 15th, 1935.
Appointments necessitated by leaves of absence:
Department of Economics:
Wo "H. Taylor, BlA7[Brit.Col.).
Department of Education:
Charles B.Wood, A.M,(Columbia).
Department of Geology and Geography:
Gordon Davis~, B.ATTMan.), M.A.(Brit .Col.), Ph.D. (Princeton).
Roy Graham, M.A.Se.(Brit.Col.), Ph.D.(Chicago).
Department of Nursing and Health:
G.F.Amyot, M.D. (Tor7)7 D.P.H.(Tor.), L.M.C.C.
J.W.Mcintosh, B.A., M.B., D.P.H.(Tor.), L.M.C.C.
Hibbert Winslow Hill, M.B., M.D., D.P.H.(Toronto), LL.D.
(Western Ontario), L.M.C.C, Professor and Head of the
Department of Nursing and Health and Professor and Head
of the Department of Bacteriology. 3.
Retirements under Annuity Plan.
Associate Professor E. G. Matheson, who had been a
valued member of the professorial staff in the Department of
Civil Engineering since the organization of the University, was
superannuated after twenty years' service,
Mr, F. Dallas, Bursar, under whose long and efficient
administration this University established for itself the unique
reputation of never having incurred a deficit, was retired under
the annuity plan.
The University's-present status and future accomplishments
will be determined by the quality of life of the men and women who
comprise its staff, or who are most intimately associated with it
in the family and social life of the University community.
Professor H.Nellis Thomson, Professor of Metallurgy
Professor Thomson's personality, his deep knowledge of
his subject, and his rare qualities as a teacher made him as
beloved in the lecture room as his wide technical experience made
his professional opinion sought and respected among metallurgists
both in Canada and in the United States.
Reverend Principal William Hugh Vance.
In the passing of Principal Vance, the Senate of the
University of British Columbia lost a charter member of Convocation
whose concern for the University was equalled only by his devotion
to the College which his brilliant mind conceived and over whose
destinies he presided as its first Principal until the time of
his death.
Dr. Reginald W.Brock, Dean of Applied Science.
The announcement of the tragic death of Dean Brock came
as a terrible shock to his many friends in all parts of Canada,
indeed to friends throughout the scientific world.
Dean Brock's intimate association with the University
from the date of its inception; his intimate knowledge of the
natural resources of the province; his enthusiasm for his subject; 4.
Obituaries - continued.
his versatility; his untiring energy and his ability to inspire
his students, resulted in the training of a select body of men
whose achievements were a credit alike to himself and to the
University in whose service he spent more than twenty years of
productive effort.
In his passing the University has lost an outstanding
scientist, an inspiring lecturer, and a staunch, warm-hearted
Mrs. Brock's passing so shortly after that of her
Illustrious husband, increased our sense of crushing loss and
left us without words to express our sorrow.
Honourable Mr.Justice Frederick G.T.Lucas.
On August 27th, the Honourable Mr. Justice Frederick
G.T.Lucas was appointed a member of the Board of Governors. Before
the newly appointed Board met, however, Mr. Justice Lucas
succumbed to a sudden illness.  In his passing, the Board was
deprived of the counsel of an esteemed colleague whose keen
intellect, broad sympathies and wide experience admirably qualified
him for the responsible position to which he had just been
Honorary Degrees.
At a Special Congregation convened in April, the
Honorary Degree of LL.D. honoris causa was conferred upon His
Excellency, The Right Honourable Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, Earl
of Bessborough, Governor-General of Canada.
At the Regular Congregation in May, the Honorary Degree
of LL.D. honoris causa was conferred upon Mr. John Pease Babcock,
a distinguished member of the Civil Service of British Columbia.
Amendments to the "British Columbia University Act."
Amendments to the "British Columbia University Act,"
as enacted by the 1935 Session of the Legislature, changed the
composition of the Senate, the Board of Governors and the Faculty Council.      Under one of these amendments the following members
of Senate were elected to the Board of Governors:-
Mrs. Evlyn F.Farris, M.A.,  LL.D.
Miss A. B. Jamiesan,  B.A.
Sherwood Lett,  Esq., M.C,  B.A.
By Order-in-Council, August  27th, 1935, was fixed as the date on
which the following appointed members of the Board of Governors
of the University of British Columbia,  vacated office:
The Hon.Mr. Justice Denis Murphy,  B.A., Vancouver
Mrs .Maude M.Welsh,  New Westminster
Frank L.Patterson,  Esq., M.D.,  CM., F.R.C.S.E., F.A.C.S.,
Robie    L.Reid, Esq., K.C,  Vancouver
Christopher Spencer,  Esq., Vancouver
Francis James Burd,'Esq.,  Vancouver
His Honour Joseph N. Ellis, B.C.L., K.Q., Vancc-uTrex
Benjamin C.Nicholas, Esq., Victoria
William H. Malkin,  Esq.,  Vancouver
On the same date,  the following persons were appointed by Order-
in-Council as members of the Board of Governors of the University
of British Columbia for the periods indicated:-
For six years from August  27th,  1935:
Percy R.Bengough,  Esq., Vancouver
George T.Cunningham,  Esq., Vancouver
For four years from August 27th,  1935:
Hon.Hr. Justice Frederick G.T.'Lucas, Vancouver
Joseph Badenoch Clearihue,  Esq.,  B.A. (McGill), M.A.(Oxon.),
B.C.L.(Oxon.), Victoria
For two years from August  27th,  1935:
Brigadier-General Victor Wentworth Odium,  C.B.,  C.M.C,
D.S.O., Vancouver
Samuel H.Shannon, Esq.,  Cloverdale,  B.C.
The Dr. F. J.  Nicholson Scholarships.
The University received a most generous gift from Dr.
Francis John Nicholson in the form of an endowment of $22,000.00 6.
to provide two annual scholarships of §500,00 each for graduate
study and research.  One of these scholarships is open to Honours
graduates in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, the other to
graduates in Geology.
Recipients must be British subjects and graduates of
the University of British Columbia.  These scholarships are tenable
either at the University of British Columbia or at any other approved
Library of Congress Depository Catalogue.
The most valuable gift received during the year was the
Depository Catalogue of the Library of Congress of Washington, D.C.
This gift consists of 1,350,000 reference cards and is valued at
$54,000.00.  To the original list of references as presented, new
cards are being added at the rate of almost 1,000 a week.
While this generous benefaction constitutes a very
important addition to the reference and research facilities of the
University, it is also a gratifying recognition of the standing of
the Library of this institution.
To provide for the installation of the necessary equipment, and to enable a beginning to be made on the filing of this
notable gift, the Board of Governors made a special appropriation
of .$6,000.00.
Japanese Garden and Lantern.
In August, the Chancellor of the University, Dr.R.E.
McKechnie, formally accepted from Mr. Ko Ishii, His Imperial
Japanese Majesty's Consul in British Columbia, the gift of a
beautiful Japanese Garden, the central feature of which is an
ornamental Japanese Lantern of carved stone.  This appropriate
gift was made possible by the joint effort of the Japanese
Associations and Japan Society in Vancouver,
The purpose of the gift is to commemorate the servioes
rendered by the late Dr.Inazo Nitobe in fostering friendly relations
between Japan and Canada.
This semi-exotic garden, which symbolizes in a most
effective manner the spirit of' this great internationalist, is
already one of the beauty spots of the campus. Memorial Book and Repository.
This year, the Faculty Association presented to the
University a Book of Remembrance in which are recorded the names
of the deceased members of the Faculties of the University of
British Columbia, and of the teaching staffs of the Affiliated
Colleges, who have died while in the service of their respective
institutions or after retirement.
The selection of materials and the binding of the book
were performed by Associate Professor E. G, Cullwiok, and the
illuminating was done by Mr. J. Roy Ogston of Vancouver.  The
repository was designed by the University Architects, Messrs
Sharp and Thompson, and was executed by the University's cabinetmaker.  The memorial and the repository, which are works of
unusual beauty, were unveiled by His Excellency, The Right
Honourable Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, Earl of Bessborough, Governor-
General of Canada.
During the year, an unusually large number of other
gifts have been received by the University. As the mere listing
of these by name would occupy a number of pages, and as official
acknowledgment of them has been given elsewhere, specific
reference to these gifts is not being made in this report.
Special Bursary Fund.
At the opening of the session, the Board of Governors
made available the sum of $5,000.00 to provide bursaries for
students who were unable to continue their studies without
financial assistance.  As the result of previous experience,
the basis of eligibility for such assistance was broadened to
include Junior and Senior Matriculants as well as those students
who had completed two years of work at the University. Fifty-
four students received bursaries ranging from $25*00 to $150,00
according to need.
The policy of the University with respect to special
bursaries Is still on an experimental basis. There can be no
doubt, however, that in the circumstances which have prevailed
since the inauguration of the experiment, the granting of bursaries
has proved of invaluable assistance to many deserving students. 8.
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In March a conference was held in Victoria to discuss
a suggested plan of co-operation between the University of British
Columbia on the one hand and the Connaught Laboratories  (University
of Toronto),  and the Provincial Board of Health of British Columbia
on the other hand.
Later in the session the plan was approved by the Senate
and the Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia,
and by the other negotiating bodies.       The arrangement was to
continue for one year from October 1st,   1935,  and the time of the
appointee under whose direction the work was to be conducted was
to be divided equally among the three contracting parties.
After the adoption of this plan,   the name of the Department of Bacteriology was changed to the Department of Baoteriology
and Preventive Medicine.
It is hoped that,   on the expiration of the time indicated,
arrangements may be made to extend the period of the undertaking.
Co-operation with the Dominion Department of Agriculture.
During the year,   the  co-operative agreement between the
Dominion Department of Agriculture  (Experimental Farms Branch),
and the University as represented by the Department of Agronomy,
has been continued and extended.      The investigations with soft
wheat, which have been conducted for several years and which have
been financed in part by the  Cereal Division, v/ill probably be
concluded next season.      The continuance of the researches with
alfalfa, which have been made possible by generous financial
assistance from the Division of Forage Crops,   is another important
co-operative undertaking towards which the Dominion Experimental
Farms have contributed their full share.
Applied Science's  "Open House."
Early in February,  the Engineering Society of the Faculty
of Applied Science sponsored an "Open House" for the general
public.    Over four thousand visitors viewed with interest and
appreciation the work of the various Departments,  especially the
demonstrations illustrating recent scientific discovery and
research. 9.
Campus Improvement and Development.
For a number of years no attempt was made to maintain
the campus on a scale or in a condition at all comparable with the
standard set a decade ago.  The result was that the lawns deteriorated,
the flowers, shrubs and trees were neglected, and the uncultivated
areas adjacent to the improved portion of the campus became infested
with weeds or covered with a dense growth of young forest.
During the period under review, a marked improvement has
been effected in the appearance of the grounds.  Certain of the more
deteriorated lawn areas have been broken up, fertilized, and reseeded;
other areas have been renovated by top dressing and fertilizing;
trees and shrubs have been given more skilled attention; considerable
boulevarding has been carried out; walks have been laid down, and
rough lands adjoining the lawns have been cleared, summer fallowed,
and in some cases reseeded.
This modest beginning at the heavy task of restoring the
campus to something of its former beauty was made possible by a
special grant by the Board of Governors.
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University Extension has long constituted a part, though
a very minor part,  of the policy of tho University of British Columbia.
Under the University Extension Committee, which was a Commltteo
appointed by the President a policy was developed which gradually
expanded until 1932, when through such Extension being placed on a
self-supporting basis,  the scope of operations was severely restrioted.
Nevertheless,  during the current year,  304 extension lectures were
given with a total attendance of over 32,000 persons.
In the fall of 1933,  the Carnegie  Corporation of New
York generously made a grant of $50,000.00 to each of the four
Western Universities in Canada,  to enable them to initiate some
new and significant work which would have a stimulating effect on
the morale of the  institution.
After giving careful consideration to the many projects
which were submitted by the Faculties,   the Senate and the Board of
Governors decided to make available $30,000.00 of this grant for the
organization and establishment of work in University Extension on
an experimental basis.    Up to the present,   all the expenses in
connection with this undertaking have been defrayed from Carnegie
Corporation funds. 10.
University Extension - continued.
In deciding upon the kind of program to be adopted, the
University resolved to build, so far as practicable, according to
the needs and wishes of tho people in different ports of the
Province. A survey committee of three, therefore, held personal
conferences with representative groups in about ninety centres
and, in addition, corresponded with about 350 Farmers' and Women's
The response was immediate and enthusiastic. It was
found that there was a widespread desire for University Extension
with definite interest in upwards of forty fields or special
topics.  Eager, inquisitive men and women from the forms, the
villages and the towns who left school at an early age and who have
since developed a desire for learning, manifested a keen interest
in the proposal and offered their fullest co-operation.
So impressed were the members of the Committee with the
response of the up-country that they recommended, should sufficient
funds not be available to meet tho demands of the entire province,
that Vancouver be sacrificed for the benefit of the more remote
districts which are inclined to feel at present that they are
cut off from University influence and hence, in some places, have
come to regard the University as a Vancouver institution.
Formal action with respect to the report of the Survey
Committee was not taken by the Governing Bodies of the University
during the period under review.
Unorganized Services.
As in previous years, numerous requests have been
received by certain of the Departments for technical advice and
for specific information on a wide range of subjects. Many of
these requests cannot be dealt with satisfactorily by letter.
Sometimes they necessitate a personal visit; at other times a
laboratory analysis must be made if any help is to be given.
To meet the demand for this form of service is becoming increasingly
difficult. Moreover, these requests are not confined to a few
Departments or to a single Faculty.  The problem has become a
University problem.
While this service affords an excellent opportunity for
members of the staff to keep in closer touch than would otherwise 11.
Unorganized Services - continued.
be possible with those who are engaged in developing the resources
of the Province, it has become evident that if the University is
to continue to meet these demands without loss to the regular
students, the professorial staff must be increased or else a
separate corps of workers must be engaged for this purpose. Further,
it would seem advisable that a limited amount of money be made
available each year to cover the travelling expenses of those
members of the teaching staff who are called upon to bear the
greater part of this voluntary service.
Limitation of Registration.
In 1931, legislation was enacted empowering the Board
of Governors to determine the number of students who would be
admitted to the University.  Owing to the limited accommodation
which was available at the time, the Board of Governors felt, in
view of the rapid increase in registration over a period of years,
that if the interests of the best students were to be safeguarded,
the Governors had no option but to determine the maximum registration on the basis of the capacity of the lecture rooms and
laboratories.  In accordance with this decision, the maximum
registration in Arts and Science and in Agriculture was fixed at
500, in Teacher-Training, at 60, and in First Year Nursing and
Health, at 15.  The following year the Board of Governors passed
a regulation whereby limitation, with respect to the Second Year
of Applied Science, would become effective as soon as 120 qualified
applicants had registered.
As the result of the marked decrease in attendance at
the University for several years following these decisions,- a
decrease which was due, in the main, to causes other than that of
limitation-, congestion was greatly relieved.  During the past
session, however, there has been a marked increase in the number
of students who have enrolled.  From this it would appear that
limitation, much more drastic, relatively, than that now in force,
will soon become a necessity unless steps are taken immediately
to provide adequate accommodation not only for the students now
enrolled, but also for the normal increase in registration which
the immediate future is certain to bring. 12.
Building Requirements.
As has been indicated under "Limitation," enrolment
is once more rapidly overtaking accommodation.  Already congestion
has become so great in a number of Departments as adversely to
affect the quality of the instruction.
This situation cannot continue to be met, even fairly
satisfactorily, by the appointment of additional instructors and
assistants, by the purchase of duplicate sets of equipment in
the sciences, or by acquiring additional copies of reference
works in the library.  Recourse has been had to these expedients
to the virtual limit of their efficiency.  By forming indefensibly
large classes, and by perpetuating unjustifiable overcrowding,
the University may continue to carry on for a year or two longer
without the effects of these disabilities becoming apparent to the
general public; but the solution of the problem lies either in
drastic limitation, or else in providing accommodation adequate
to meet the needs of an ever-increasing number of young men and
women who desire to some to the University. .
Respectfully submitted,
November 24th, 1936. REPORT OF THE REGISTRAR
First Year.	
Second Year ,
Third Year	
Fourth Year	
Women  Men  Total
Second Year.
Third Year .
Fourth Year.
Fifth Year..
First Year	
Second Year	
Third Year	
Fourth Year. ,
Fifth Year	
First Year.	
Second Year	
Third Year..	
Fourth Year.	
Arts and Science.
Applied Science.,
1    10
~~   66
T 0 TAL.... TToT Classification and Enrolment of Students
who are not taking the full undergraduate
Summer Session - Arts and Science (1934)
(Degree Course)........ 120
Extra-Sessional Classes
(Degree Course)   21
Social Service
(Diploma Course)   12
Public Health Nursing
(Diploma Course)   34
Occupational Course in Agriculture
(Diploma Course)	
Evening Glass in Botany   10
Nationalities of Students:
3ritish 1599; American 37; Austrian 1; Belgian 1; Chinese 19;
Danish 2; Dutch 1; Finnish 3; French 1; Geiman 3; Greek 2;
Italian 7; Japanese 31; Jewish 9; Norwegian 7; Polish 4;
Russian 13; Swedish 6; Swiss 4; Ukranian 2. - Total...,1752.
Geographical Distribution of Students:
(a) From Vancouver and Vicinity  1088
(b) From Victoria  119
(c) From New Westminster.  94
(d) From other Provincial Points  381
(e) From other Provinces  56
(f) From other Countries  14
T752 15.
Occupations of Parents:
The following occupations were most largely represented:
Accountant 40; Broker 22; Business man 30; Carpenter 24;
Civil Service 31; Clergy 50; Clerk 19; Contractor 29;
Dentist 20; Doctor 73; Engineer 101; Farmer 63; Inspector 18;
Insurance 29; Lawyer 49; Lumberman 18; Manager 55;
Manufacturer 15; Merchant 98; Railway employee 68; Salesman 25;
Teacher 40; University Faoulty 15.
(This does not include Teacher Training).
Location of Graduates:
Number in,-
Vancouver 1943; Other parts of British Columbia 974;
Other parts of Canada 159; United States of America 168;
British Isles 26; Australia 2; India 2; Africa 7;
France 2; South America 4; China 8; Japan 10; Other
Countries 3.
Number deceased 48
Number whose address is unknown 242
Total       3598. Comparative Statement of Attendance
Sessions 1931-32  lEo  1934-35.
Arts and Applied Nurs-
Session Science Science ing
Teacher  Total
Agric- Training Winter  Summer  Short     Grand
ulture Course   Session Session Courses   Total
Comparative Statement of Degrees
1932 to
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During the year many scholarships, fellowships and bursaries have been won by
graduates of the University. The following list does not include awards which
have been made in The University of British Columbia.
Aimstrong,John E.
Bell, Alan
Bickerton,Jack M.
Davidson,Donald C
Findlay, Robert H.
Gibson, James Ae
Hslley .Elizabeth Mo
Hunter, Murray
Huskins, Eric
Ireland, Willard C
Kennett, W.T.E.
Lotzkar, Harry
Moore, Ralph
McRae, Wilson
McKeown, Thomas
National Research Council Bursary
and Research Fellowship
Research Fellowship
Teaching Fellowship
National Research Council Bursary
and Fellowship
Royal Society of Canada Graduate
The I.O.D.E.Post Graduate
Research Fellowship
MacKenzie Fellowship
Graduate Fellowship
National Research Scholarship
Rhodes Scholarship (3 years)400 pounds a
Value Subject
Where tenable
University of Toronto
Cellulose Research Ins1
McGill University
Plant Pathology
Cornell University
Univ. of California
McGill University
McGill University
Canadian History
Oxford University
History and Inter
national Relations
Clark University
University of Michigan
Canadian History
University of Toronto
Princeton University
History and Inter
national Relations
Clark University
California Institute
of Technology
McGill University
California Institute
of Technology
nds a
year Chemistry
Where Tenable
Phillips, Norman F.
Rader, Louis T.
Stavrianos.Leften S.
Tregidga, Angus
Royal Socie
ty Fellowship
History and International Relations
Harvard University
McGill University
California Institute
of Technology
Clark University
California Institute
of Technology.
NOTE:  In many cases these scholarships and fellowships carry with them free tuition or
exemption from fees in addition to their monetary value.
Value of scholarships, fellowships, and bursaries won by our graduates
in other Universities and in Institutes in 1935. ••$ 17,964.00
Total value of scholarships, fellowships, and bursaries won by our
graduates in other Universities and in Institutes since the first
awards were made in 1917 |505,764.00
Respectfully submitted,
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The Faculty of Arts and Science, as well as the
University as a whole, suffered a severe loss in July when
Dr. R. W. Brock was killed in an aeroplane accident. He was
Head of the Department of Geology and Geography as well as Dean
of the Faculty of Applied Science. He had been Head of the
Department since its inception, and was largely responsible in
making it one of the most outstanding Departments of Geology in
the Dominion. His advice and counsel in the affairs of the
Faculty of Arts and Science will be greatly missed. Appreciations
of his life and work are recorded olsowhorc in the minutes of
the Faculties and Governing Bodies of the University,
The increase in the registration, which v/ill be noted
elsewhere, required extra assistants and great difficulty was
experienced in an effort to provide office accommodation. Reference must bo made to the inadequacy of Common Rooms, especially
for men. As soon as suitable office space can be found elsewhere,
the men's upper common room, now used for offices, should be restored to the students. This is particularly urgent as the Library
does not begin to provide room where students may study when they
are not at lectures or laboratories. It is suggested that consideration be given to the feasibility of making the auditorium
available as a place for supervised study during certain periods,
particularly at times when so many students are unable to get room
in the Library.
Certain ohanges were made in the Department of Education
which provided that work could not be taken in the undergraduate
course which would be covered, in whole or in part, in the Teacher
Training Course.  There is a growing demand among teaohers that
provision be made to grant the M.A. degree with the major in
The course in Social Service was strengthened and the work
for Social Service Diploma extended to throe years from Junior
Matriculation instead of two as formerly.
The Extra-Sessional Classes and the Summer School were
both well attended.  The increase in the number of Graduates, in
the Summer Session particularly, should be noted. It is hoped
that a wider range of options in tho Summer School may be P^oj^ed
and, if possible^ that there may be greater certainty that courses
will be given when announced. 20.
Tho Extra-Sessional Classes provide more or less
adequately for tho needs and demands of teachers in the vicinity
of Greater Vancouver. Arrangements for Directed Reading Courses
were made to meet, in part at least, the needs of teachers throughout
the Province who are unable to attend the Extra-Sessional Classes.
Final approval of such courses, however, could not be obtained in
time to offer any of them for tho year under review. At.the time
of writing this report, November 1935, a Directed Reading Course
in History 11a was begun and 103 students registered for the course.
It is hoped that at least one such course may be offered each
year. In tho choice of those courses consideration will be given
not only to the number of applicants for a particular course, but
also to the possibility of obtaining an Instructor to supervise
the course and to the Library facilities for the course whether
taken as a Directed Reading Course or as a regular intra-sessional
It is not possible to record all the outstanding work
accomplished by the staff during 1934-35. Without minimizing the
work of those not specifically mentioned, reference will be made to
the following items which appear in the departmental reports.
Members of the Department of Economics collaborated with
the Government Departments at Victoria in various investigations
desired by the Government.
Certain investigations on Canada and the United States
were undertaken at the invitation of the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace and completed during the year. Professor H.F.
Angus treated tho question of Canadian-American relations. Dr.
W.N.Sage, in collaboration with His Honour Judge F.W.Howay, prepared a volume on the History of Canadian American relations on
the Pacific slope. Professor F.H.Soward assisted in tho sociological
section of tho research project and by means of a questionnaire
analysed the attitudes of students in Canadian Private Schools
towards the United States. Professor A. C Cooke contributed a
report on American Influences in Canadian Artistio Development. ■
Members of the Department of Geology undertook scientific
investigations for commercial organizations, and for the Geological
Survey of Canada. Progress was made on the report of the Geology
of Hong Kong, a projeot undertaken and begun by the Department of
Geology several years ago at the invitation of the Imperial Government. 21.
Dr. C.McLean Fraser, at the request of Dr.W.A.Clemens"^
Director of the Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, spent a
portion of the summer of 1935 with the Hydrographic Survey ship,
the William J.Stewart, off the coast of the Queen Charlotte
Islands collecting marine zoological material and making zoological
and oceanographic observations. As Dr. Fraser is an authority on
hydroids, specimens are sent to him for examination from various
sources not only from British Columbia but from all over North
America, and certain places in South America. In addition to
these he received a collection from the Zoological Laboratory,
Imperial Palace, Tokyo,— collected personally by the Emperor
of Japan. This is the third collection to be received from the
Japanese Emperor.
Professor G.J.Spencer spent the summer in Kamloops and
vicinity. For seven years he has been in charge of grass-hopper
work in British Columbia for the Dominion Entomological Branch,
Ottawa. For two summers he was Acting-Officer in charge of the
Laboratory of Insects affecting man and domestic animals.
The Department of Botany continued the investigation
initiated at the request of the Provincial Government on the
effect of Smelter Smoke on Forest and Farm Plants. The regions
investigated were at Anyox and Trail.  The National Research
Council of Canada made a grant of $250 for the purchase of
equipment necessary to carry on the research.
Attention is directed to the various publications of
members of the staff during the year. Because of the great decrease in financial support for publications almost everywhere,
there is much delay in getting papers published.
The Dean wishes to record his great appreciation of
the whole-heartod co-operation he received in carrying on the
work of the Faculty.
Respectfully submitted,
Dean. 22.
The goneral policy of throe years of fundamental
training common to all students, followed by two years of
specialized training in tho department chosen, initiated by
the late Dean R.W.Brock, has proved sound.  It is not proposed
to change this in principle.
Adherence to this principle involves certain practical
difficulties, notably overloading of Sooond Year students, and
differences of opinion as to what fundamentals are essential,
under ohanging conditions. A standing committee on curriculum
was formed during the year to consider such questions and to
recommend any variations in tho general policy or curriculum
desirable for bettor adjustment to the needs of the students and
to keep the Faculty abreast of modern conditions. After four
years of relative stagnation, duo to financial conditions, our
policy should bo to introduce desirable changes with the loast
delay, subject to possibility and careful consideration of their
Changes in Courses
No major additions or changes were made during the
year. Courses in Forest Products, Seminar and Thesis wore added
to the Forestry department and Mechanical laboratory work was
discontinued in the Fifth year.  In the Mining Deportment
Mining 1 was increased from 2 to 3 units and Economics 1 was
discontinued for practical reasons. In Nursing a course in
Elementary Organic Chemistry was added.
General Matters
University Forest. The Forestry department, from
November 19, 1934 to May 1st, 1935, had the services of eight men
from the Roliof Camp of the Department of National Defence. Since
July 22nd, 1935, 12 mon under the B.C.Government Young Men's
Forestry Training Plan, have done much valuable work in the
Forest.  A tractor, contributed free of charge by Mr.J.G.G.Morgan
of the Finning Tractor Company has been of great service in this
connection. 23.
Mining Department. Construction of an upper floor in
this Department has added about 1000 feet of floor space relieving
congestion and greatly improving these laboratories v/hich are now
in good shape to handle the larger number of students who have
offered in the last two years.
Special English Training. Under the so-called 'Reader'
this work is beginning to show results. He reports that the
English of Essays is improving and that he has had a fair and
regular attendance in a voluntary class in Public Speaking v/hich
he initiated.
Exclusion at Christmasr  No students were excluded at
Christmas in 1934. This was based on lack of possible jobs for
those excluded. The net result v/as that practically all who would
have been excluded at Christmas failed in the spring. Total
spring failures were about 25$ of the total number registered.
Changes in Regulations. The 60/40 rule, for language
only, now effective in First Year has slightly eased the entrance
requirements into Second Year. The rule that "no student with
defective standing" may enter Second Year, was -for last session
extended to the Third Year tending to improve quality somewhat
with a corresponding small decrease in registration.
Open House. Open House reception was put on in March
managed by the Applied Science student organizations. It was
sucoessful in attracting over 4000 visitors during tho day.
Registration. Registration was nearly constant for four
sessions 1930 to 1934, being 318 in the session of 1933-34. In
1934-35 the number, jumped to 364.  It seems likely that applications
for registration will continue to increase for some time to como,
and that it is necessary to look forward to strengthening and building up of staff and equipment as for as possible to take care of the
increasing pressure. Registration figures are as follows:-
1932-33    1933-34   1934-35
1 Yr.
2 Yr.
3 Yr.
4 Yr.
5 Yr.
95     7
111  8
68 12
53  7
45  5
62  9
fl    11
265 4T
44 _9
270 7b
_ ,    1934-35
Totals   '^330    "32b     312    " " 31b     364 24.
analysis of distribution, as well as increased numbers, indicates
that the job is the chief motive of students, honce the tendency
toward large mining classes happens to be the most noticeable
feature at present.  In Forestry the Industry has not advanced
as far as Mining or Chemistry in utilizing graduates, but recently
more interest has developed and Mr. Knapp has succeeded in arranging
for a scholarship as on evidence of interest on the part of the
Loggers, so that the outlook for the Department of Forestry is
improving though not yet normal. A large increase in Nursing
developed after the close of the year and is mentioned here as
confirmation of the job motive.
Organization. Of the five departments administered by the
Faculty of Applied Science, three are under Acting Heads and tho
Faculty is under an Acting Dean.  This is not as bad as it seems.
Tho coming appointment of Dr. C.E.Dolman as Acting Head will put
the Nursing Department in good shape, and the Civil Department is
excellently administered. The Forestry Department, while Mr.Knapp
has done good work, is the one which is small in staff and needs
most building up and strengthening.
This Faculty draws heavily on the Faculty of Arts and
Science for basic subjects, notably Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
and Biology as well as Geology,  An increase in numbers in Applied
Science will therefore infer that an increased demand from these
departments can be supplied.
The formation of a new department in Applied Science,
namely General Engineering, to take oare of fundamentals, is only
a matter of time and is suggested for preliminary consideration.
The death of Dean R.W.Brock, in July, was a serious blow,
the consequences of which remain to be fully appreciated, although
physical disorganization was minimized by the fact that, as he was
on leave of absence, the routine was in the hands of the Acting
Doan.  The consequent disorganization in the Department of Geology
affects two Faculties.
The death of Mr. H.N.Thomson, Professor of Metallurgy,
in February, and the retirement of Mr. E. G. Mathoson, Associate
Professor of Civil Engineering, in May, were also disturbing lossos.
In general the staff is loaded to the point where there is
little reserve power to take care of disturbances, research, outside
lecturing, or increased registration, hence it will be very desirable
to build up greater internal strength if the Faculty is to keep
out of a rut and make normal progress, in the face of increasing
pressure from numbers and technological advances.
Respectfully submitted,
Acting Doan. 25.
The short report herewith submitted is accompanied
by reports prepared by the Heads of the Departments in the
Faculty.  These accompanying reports should, in my opinion,
be available to anyone who cares to see them. They give a
very good impression of the thinking of the men in the various
The year has been a relatively happy one. It
can safely be reported that the spirit and morale of the Faculty
■have improved quite markedly and that there is a general feeling
that once more we can look to the future with some degree of
hope for the advancanent of education in Agriculture in this
Province,  There are two reasons for this:
First, the laboratories of the Faculty, particularly
those in the Vocational Building, the Horticultural Barn and
the Agronomy Barn, have been improved and not only made more
efficient for the work being done in them, but have been made
much more habitable as well.  Some of the general depreciation
has been taken up and the buildings painted. The neatness and
attractiveness of the buildings have not been without their
effect. The small additions to Supplies and Equipment have
been very acceptable and have added something to the general
grade of the teaching work.  Particularly is this true in
the Department of Agronomy, where during the past summer it
has been possible to grow and add to the much depleted teaching
material. In April the poultry plant was re-leased on a new
basis in which the Professor of Poultry Husbandry retained a
more direct influence in the management of it. The rounding
out of the farm unit under the direction of Professor King was
given effect to.  In addition to the dairy cattle, small nuclei
of horses, sheep and swine are now available. In the inside
laboratories the addition of the large autoclave in Dairying
and the centrifuge and refrigerator for the use of the Departments of Agronomy, Horticulture and Dairying, has speeded up
the work in these Departments to some degree.
Second, under the conditions laid down in the
1935-36 Calendar, pages 84 and 226, the academic certificate for
teachers is now-open to graduates in the Faculty of Agriculture
who meet the requirements of the regulations. Special mention
might be made of two men among others who finally prepared and
approved the regulations. Honourable Dr. George Weir, the 26.
Minister of Education, was very sympathetic to the proposal,
and Dr. A. F. Barss, Professor of Horticulture, after consultation with many interested people, prepared the regulations.
It is also expected that the hopefulness engendered
in the Faculty by the two factors mentioned above will be still
further augmented by the proposed University extension and
research programs.
During the spring months of 1935, in co-operation with
the Faculty of Arts, a room in the Department of Bacteriology
was loaned to the Provincial and Dominion Departments of
Agriculture for blood testing for Pullorum disease in poultry.
More than 80,000 samples v/ere tested by Dr.Bruce, of the Federal
Health of Animals Branch.
I wish to acknowledge, with thanks, the hearty cooperation of the Dominion Department of Agriculture with regard
to the alfalfa and wheat experiments in the Department of
Agronomy.  The Dominion Experimental Farms, under the Division
of Forage Crops, gave assistance to the extent of $400.00. This
permitted the alfalfa to be moved from the grass-grown areas
and re-planted. The work with wheat, supported by the Cereal
Division of the Experimental Farms, has proceeded rapidly, and
one more season should complete the tests in this Province.
The Provincial Feed Standards Board
A Provincial Feed Standards Board to unify recommendations on feeding practice was established by the Minister of
Agriculture during the year.  This work entailed a large number
of meetings, and the secretarial work was handled by Mr.King. Mr.
Berry, while not a member of the committee, was of much value in
assisting in the preparation of the publication of the Board.
This publication, which has just recently come off the press, is
entitled, "The Feeding of Farm Live Stock in British Columbia."
Respectfully submitted,
Dean. 27.
In accordanco with your request for a report on
the work of the Doan of Women for the academic year which
closed on the 31st of August, 1935, I beg to submit the
ACADEMIC:  I conferred with women students, frequently with
their parents, regarding courses of study, refractory time
tables and the numerous other problems connected with tho
academic side of the student's life, also with professors who
asked for information and advice about matters concerning the
work of the women students.
VOCATIONAL:  The choice of a vocation grows increasingly
difficult and each year much time must be spent in advising
women students giving them litoraturo, information regarding
the number of openings, the necessary preparation and where
it can be obtained, the demands ofthc work, tho financial and
other rewards, the promotional possibilities, etc,
HOUSING:  I inspected boarding houses for out-of-town students
and kept closely in touch with householders to ensure that,
as far as possible, the discipline and conditions of well-
conducted homes prevail in the houses.  The finding of suitable
places is no longer a problem, for the conditions required by
the University are generally understood and observed.  There
are, however, approximately 150 women from outside of the city
and for the women who do not live at home it is much to be
hoped, notwithstanding our present boarding house arrangements,
that before too long a residence will be erected. From this
centre there would go an influence which would be felt in the
homes of the students living in town, in the matter of regular
hours of study, curtailing of nights out, etc
I secured some twenty places in which students can
give light services for room and board, took students from
homes whore too muoh work was being required of them, and
helped financially students who had not time nor strength for
full services.
It was interesting to have requests from a number of
the men that they be informed of any plaoes not needed by the
women students, the men declaring themselves quite capable of
giving "light sorvioos." 28.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: At the request of the various student
organizations, I spoke at twonty-seven of their meetings, attendod
two student camps, acted as critic in the Women's Public Speaking
Class, conducted a discussion group, attended dances, teas, dinners,
and meetings. As Honorary President of the Women's Undergraduate
Society, Panhellenie Council, Phrateres, The literary Forum, I
advised in tho arrangement of programs and other matters, and
acted as "Head Office" for tho Intor-Sorority Council.
The organization of Phrateres in the spring of 1935
has already filled a need on the campus on the part of the women
who have lacked social advantages and opportunities for contacts
with people, other than those purely of the classroom. Its object
"to uphold tho ideals of tho University of British Columbia and
to further a spirit of friendliness among the women of this
University" has been steadfastly upheld. The organization aims
to got into its membership the unsocial and the socially inexperienced girls, and to bring them together under conditions
which will break down the inhibitions caused by timidity, super-
sens it ivenoss, lack of money and other causes, and which, as a
consequence will help to prepare them for the experiences which
they will meet after leaving college. The fees aro $2.00 a year.
Meetings arc held in the afternoon between leotures and dinner
and membership is opon to all who apply. Tho now organization thus
affords to all students who wish to avail themselves of them, the
finer features of the fraternity system without the less desirable.
That Phrateres is filling a need on the campus is evidenced by the
fact that though ita organization took place only last spring
an Alumnae Chapter of approximately 50 members has alroady been
formed. The objective apart from tho ono stated above, is the
providing of money for the Bursary Fund which is used for emergencies,
and for fcos which aro not taken care of by the "Special Bursaries
SOCIAL: At Thanksgiving and at Christmas arrangements were mado
that all the out-of-town women students and a number of the men
who could not go homo had an invitation for the Day and at other
times during the vacation from some home in the city. I kept in
touch with students who wore ill and in financial or other
distress and entertained in my home at various times all the
out-of-town women.
FINANCIAL:   I assisted in securing loans for women students and
placed gifts of monoy, clothing, text books, etc., with deserving
students who were not eligible for special bursaries, or who wero
not successful in their efforts to earn thoir way through and with
others unexpectedly in need. 29.
During tho year the money given for those reasons
amounted to $1324.75.  Of this amount, $387.00 was received
from the University Women's Club, the McGill Women's Association, tho Toronto Alumnae Association, tho Faculty Women's
Club, the Kappa Alpha Thcta Sorority, and §367.00 was returned
by students.
EMPLOYMENT: Many requests for assistance in proouring employ-
ment were dealt with.  A very considerable number of students
earn thoir way through in whole or in part, giving light services
for room and board during the winter, and working in tho summer
and Christmas vacations.  The demand has grown out of all
proportion to the supply and this phase of tho work is becoming
increasingly difficult.
GENERAL:  As the years pass, the requests for help of one
kind and another grow increasingly numerous from the graduates
of the university. The number of letters of recommendation,
for example, written each year is prodigious.
That the interest in the University of tho women
graduates is keen is seen in many ways, in none more tangibly
ferhaps during the last year than in the gift of a bursary of
150.00 from the Inter-Sorority Alumnae Club"to be awarded to
a woman student of satisfactory academic standing proceeding
to her junior or senior year or to the Education Class, or,
if a graduate, to the Social Service Diploma Course,  The
award is to be made on tho recommendation of the Dean of
Women," who, it is understood will take into consideration
the financial need of the student.
This scholarship is to be offered annually.
ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY:  I served as the representative
for Canada on the International Executive of the Pan-Pacific
Women's Association, and on the International Relations Committee
of the International Federation of University Women and acted on
several provincial and local executives. I delivered 38 public
addresses and took part in a number of public funotions.
Though it is not strictly a matter for this report
may I, in closing, state once more the urgent need for a 30.
Students' Union Building to keep student activities on the
campus and to form a centre of influence there.  It is not
necessary at this time to repeat the arguments which I set forth
in writing early last year. In my opinion the campus stands in
much greater need of a Students' Union Building than of residences,
groat as tho latter need may bo.
Respectfully submitted,
Dean of Women. 31.
The University, reverting to the policy of earlier
years - a policy that had been suspended during the years of
the depression-, brought in five outside lecturers.  These
were all men of worth and reputation: Dr. T. H. Boggs of
Leland Stanford, formerly a member of our own staff in Economics;
Dr. Peter Sandiford in Education, Professor J. F. Macdonald
in English, Professor H.A.Innis in Economics, all of Toronto;
and Dr. J. M. MacEachran of Alberta in Philosophy.
A special course of lectures open to all students
and to such of the public as chose to attend was arranged for
the noon hour. In all twelve lectures were given, one by each
of the visiting professors, two by Mr. Lismer of the Ontario
College of Art, and the rest by members of the local staff. The
attendance and interest displayed were remarkable if it is
borne in mind that most of the students were attending three
or four lectures in course each day. The enrolment showed an
increase from 380 to 463, or slightly more than 20%.  The
increase was most marked in the second year and among the
graduate students, but was fairly well maintained in the first
and third years, while the enrolment in the fourth year
remained practically unchanged. The students came from every
part of the Province, indeed from almost every parliamentary
riding, while a small number came from the Prairie Provinces.
Respectfully submitted,
Director. 32,
I beg to submit the annual report upon the physical
examinations of the students entering the University for the
first time, those re-entering after a period of five years
following their last examination, and four of the University
Cafeteria Staff.
The number examined was much greater than that of
last year.
Dr. Monica Saunders conducted the examination of the
women students and women of the Cafeteria Staff.
No time was allowed me at the opening of the session,
to give my usual address to the students upon the subject of
our Health Service and the importance of keeping fit during their
university course. This necessitated my talking at greater
length to individual students at the time of examination.
At each examination the student was given advice upon
his physical condition and the best methods of improving the
Defects needing the immediate attention of the University Health Nurse were reported by mail each evening when the
names of students examined were reported.
Serious defects were reported to the parents or the
family physician, or reported to the nurse for follow-up work.
The general condition of the men was found to be
about as usually found at previous examinations, but that of
the women was reported by the lady physician to be rather under
the average. This was particularly evident in the matter of
underweight. The current fashion of semi-starvation or "slimming"
among the women was held accountable for this. This fashion,
which has become widely prevalent, may be a causal factor in
the large amount of tuberculosis among women of this age group.
Among the men I found an increase in the number of
oases of Kyphosis or round shoulders. This may be due to the
neglect of military training in the schools in recent years.
As usual, the number of cases of uncorrected poor
vision was too great, considering the strain to which the eyes
are put during a university course. 33
The number of students vaccinated seems  to  recede as
time elapses since the last epidemic of small-pox.
Through the kindness of the Superintendent of the
Vancouver General Hospital the examinations wore conducted as
usual in the rooms of the Out-pationt Department which aro  centrally
Respectfully submitted,
Medical Examiner of Students,
I have the honour to  present my eighth annual report as
part-time Public Health Nurse in the University Health Service
of The University of British Columbia.
During the  session nine hundred and sixty-two  (962)
different persons received attention.      The total number of
services  (including First Aid, Vaccination, Health Advice,  and
Examination of Contacts) was two thousand nine hundred and  forty
(2940).      Of the six hundred and forty-eight (648)  students
examined by the University Medical Officer (including four (4)
members of the   Cafeteria Staff)  forty-fwo  (42) wore referred to
the Health Service for follow-up of the  physical defects found.
Consultations with,  and reports sent to,  the Deans and
Professors numbered one hundred and  fifty-five  (155);  consultations
with parents and  physicians,  two hundred and  seventeen (217);  and
reports received from physicians one hundred and twenty-six (126).
Compared with last year,  there are more instances of
communicable diseases, although nothing approaching an epidemic
has occurred.      A better understanding and a stricter observance
of the regulations regarding contacts,  as outlined on page 26 of
the Calendar, would further reduce the chance of any second student
coming down with a communicable disease. 34.
Days lost from sickness during the 19^4-35 session
numbered nine hundred and twenty-seven (927) as compared with
eight hundred and twenty-two  (822)  last year;  of these six
hundred and thirty-eight  (638) were lost through sickness from
communicable diseases,  two hundred and eighty-nine  (289)  through
other illnesses  and operations.
Through daily examination of contacts (as an alternative
to exclusion of contacts), at least nine hundred and  forty-three
(943) days of class attendance were saved to students of the
University,  estimated as representing more than two thousand
eight hundred dollars  ($2800.00)  in students'   time.
Respectfully submitted,
Public Health Supervisor. 35.
Officer Personnel
Lieut.Col.H.F.G.Letson, M.C.  Commanding Officer
(Tenure of command extended to 3/10/35)
Authority A.P. & R. No.23, 1935.
Major G.A.LamontjCA.M.C, Medical Officer (attached)
Capt. G.M.Shrum, M.M., 2/i/c
2/Lieut.CR.Harwood, Acting Adjutant.
"A" Company
2/Lieut.J.S.Beeman, 6th Fd,Coy.R.C.E.(attached)
"B" Company
Lieut.G.J.Spenc er
2/Lieut. D.McC.Smith
Instructors from P.A.M.
Major J.E.Jenkins, R.C.E., gave a series cf technical lectures
to the candidates preparing for Certificate "A" Engineers.
Q.M.S.I.Wylie, R.C.E., assisted Major Jenkins with the Engineer
Course and gave several lectures to the candidates.
Q.M.S.I., A.A. Smith again carried out instructional and general
duties for the year.  The work of this W.O. was again outstanding
and a great measure of the success achieved by the Corps was due
to his untiring and competent services.
Training (General)
Fall Term
The parades were held on the University Campus in the Mechanical
Engineering Laboratory each Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Drill in the somewhat cramped quarters was supplemented by movement
outside on an area specially lit for the purpose. 36.
Training (General - continued:
Wk,Point Barracks
A party of officers, N.CO's, and-cadets underwent a period
of training at Work Point Barracks, Esquimalt, B.C.  The course
was conducted by P.A.M. Officers and Instructors. It was of a
general nature and included drill, tactical exercises, instruction
in gas discipline and lectures dealing with tactics of the various
arms of the service.
Spring Term
The parades were held each Wednesday evening from 7:30 to
10:15 P.M. at the Beatty Street Armouries.
Training (Special)
Small Arms School at Camp Sarcee, Alberta
School of Signals at Camp Borden, Ontario,
Military Staff Course at Camp Sarcee, Alberta.
Qualification for Rank of Colonel
The undermentioned officer attended the school at Ottawa,
Ontario, for the qualification for the rank of Colonel and was
successful in passing his examinations:
Lieut.Col. H.F.G.Letson, M.C
Authority M.D., No. 315,  14/9/35.
Members of the corps carried out the prescribed course of
Musketry on Blair Range during October and November,  1934.
On November'4,  1934, the corps participated in the annual
Inter-University Service Rifle Competition which was fired at
200,  500 and 600 yards.    Shooting conditions were poor,   caused
by a drizzling rain and poor visibility.
The Corps also competed in the Inter-University Miniature
Rifle Competition. This match consists of the aggregate of
three scores for teams of ten.
The Corps entered a team in the Vancouver and District Garrison
Miniature League. This match consists of an aggregate of four
scores for teams of eight. 37
Lt.Col.Letson, Cadets Jones and Lendrum competed in the B.CR.A.
competition at Heals Range, Victoria, during July. Lt.Col.Letson
gained a place on, and captained the which competed later
at Ottawa, Ontario.
Awards and Presentations
Lt. Col. Letson was awarded the Jubilee Medal on occasion of
Their Majesties' Jubilee,
In memory of R.S.M.McInnes, late of this unit, a shield to be
known as the Mclnnes Shield was presented by his parents, The
shield will be competed for this coming year.
The Corps have expressed their appreciation of this memorial to
one of its most distinguished members.
The Annual Inspection
The annual inspection by the D.O.C, Major General E.C,Ashton,
C.M.G., V.D., took place at 8:30 P.M., March 6, 1935.
General Comments
(a) The innovation this year of holding parades at the
University during the Fall Term was found to increase the parade
strength considerably. It must be realized that the Corps is
seriously handicapped in carrying on its activities through
confliction with University courses. Students feel that they
cannot allow more than one night a week for Corps work and some
have difficulty in allotting this. By having parades from
6:00 to 8:00 P.M., men were still left the greater part of the
evening for study,
(b) The practical examinations for Certificates "A" and "B«
Infantry showed a decided improvement in mutual instruction over
last year,
(c) All ranks again donated all their pay and allowances to
Corps funds.
(d) The yearly audit of funds was carried out and all books
and accounts were found correct. 38.
General Comments - continued
(e) The ordnance inspection was satisfactory and only
very minor shortages were reported,
(f) There were no breaches of discipline of any kind during
the year.
The Officer Commanding wishes to record his appreciation
of the assistance and co-operation afforded him by the Chancellor,
the President, and the Board of Governors, the Committee on
Military Education, the D.O.C, M.D.No.11 and Staff and O.C.'s
23 Inf .Bde. and B.CReg't (D.CO.R) and to the Superintendent of
Euildings and Grounds at the University.
Respectfully submitted,
Colonel. 39<
Mr, Jacob Biely and Miss E.Irene Palmer:
"Studies in Total Erythrocyte and Leucocyte Counts
of the Domestic Fowl. IV. "
In Press. Canadian Journal of Research,
Mr. Jabob Biely:
"The Rapid Whole Blood Agglutination Test for the
Detection of Pullorum Disease Carriers."
The U.ScEgg and Poultry Magazine, August, 1935.
Mr. Jacob Biely and Miss V.Elvira Palmer:
"Coccidiosis of Fowls."
The Veterinary Record, XV, (33), pp. 947-951.
Dr. D.C.B.Duff and R.Holmes:
"Quantitative Estimation of Indol by Means of
In Press. Canadian Public Health Journal.
Dr.E.H.Archibald, Mr. Gilbert Hooley and Mr.N.W.Phillips:
"The Atomic Weight of Rubidium."
Trans. Roy. Soc. of Canada, XXIX, 1935.
Dr.M.J.Marshall, Mr. D. H. Baker and Mr. F. Walker:
  II,     H   I .1   ,7  HI -   -   ■  L   I   ■  .11  II..'—        I  	
"The Efficienoy of Packings for Laboratory Rectifying
Trans. Roy. Soc. of Canada, XXIX, 1935.
Dr..W.F.Seyer and Mr. K.Inouye:
"Paraffin Wax-Tensile Strength and Density."
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Vol.27,567, 1935.
* Also reported under Faculty of Agriculture-Department of Poultry
Husbandry. Department of Chemistry - continued: 40.
Mr. H. H. Grantham and Dr.William Ure:
"The Testing-of Newsprint with Respect to Printing
Quality." Paper Trade Journal, September, 1935.
Mr. W. R. T. Fowler and Dr. William Ure:
"The Thermal Decomposition of Crotonaldehyde."
Trans. Roy.Soc. of Canada, XXIX, 1935.
Mr. E. L, Lovell and Dr. William Ure:
"Gaseous Reactions at Moderately Low Pressures."
Trans.Roy.Soc. of Canada, XXIX, 1935.
Mr. Alan Bell and Dr. R, H. Clark:
"A Systematic Study of the Preparation of Unsaturated
Hydrocarbons by Elimination of Halogen Acids from
Corresponding Halides."
Trans.Roy.Soc. of Canada, XXIX, III, 61, 1935.
Mr. H.F.Angus:
"Canada and a Foreign Policy."
Dalhousie Review, October, 1934.
"Canada and Naval Rivalry in the Pacific."
Pacific Affairs, v. 8, No. 2., June, 1935.
"Paths to Plenty."
Canadian Chartered Accountant, v, 27, July, 1935*
"Responsibility for Peace and War in the Pacific"
(Memorandum submitted to.and published in Report
of Commission of Inquiry to National Policy in
International Economic Relations,
University of Minnesota Press, 1934) Also translated
into Dutch and Japanese.
Mr. W. G. Black:
"The Non-Partisan Political Activities of a Parent-
Teacher Federation,"
The Elementary School Journal,
Chicago, December, 1934,
"Guide to Reading for Canadian Homes." Published by the
Provincial Parent-Teacher Federation of B.C.,December,1934. 41.
Dr. M. Y. Williams:
"Western Canadian portion of the Guide Books
of the Silurian of North America."
In Press. Geological Society of America.
"The Silurian of Western Canada."
In Press, Trans. Roy. Soc. of Canada, 1935*
Dr.Harry V. Warren:
"A Gold Bismuth Occurrence in British Columbia."
In Press, Economic Geology*
"Distribution of Silver in Base-metal Ores.*'
Trans. A. I. M. M., Vol. 115 (1935).
Dr.Harry V.Warren and Mr. J. M. Cummings:
"Mineralogy of the Olympic Veins."
British Columbia Miner, Vol. 8, No. 6, p. 22.
"Mineralogy of the W.W.W.Veins."
British Columbia Miner, Vol. 8, No. 10, p. 29.
Dr.Roy Graham:
"An Anatomical Study of the Leaves of Carboniferous
Arborescent Lycopods." ~
Annals of Botany, Vol. 49, pp. 587-608, July, 1935.
"The Pennsylvanian Flora of Illinois as revealed in
Coal Balls II. " - -
Botanical Gazette, Vol. 97j PP* 156-168, Sept. 1935.
Dr. W. N. Sage:
Edited:   "Sitting Bull's Own Narrative of the Custer Fight."
Canadian Historical Review,  June,   1935*
Mr. F. H. Soward:
"The Evolution of Soviet Foreign Policy."-
Interdependence, December, 1934, pp. 182-187.
"International Control in the Pacific."
Interdependence, December, 1934, pp. 212-215. 42.
Department of History - continued:
Mr. F. H. Soward    - continued:
"Der Fuhrer of Germany."
B.CTeacher, April,  1935, pp. 14-18.
"II Duce of Italy."
B.CTeacher, May,  1935, pp.16-20
"The Grand Old Man of Czeoho-Slovakia."
B.CTeacher,  June,  1935,  pp. 13-17.
"Canada's Youngest University."
The Continental Contact, Autumn,   1934,  pp.  4-6*.
Miss Margaret Ormsby:
"Fruit Marketing in the Okanagan Valley of
British Columbia."
Agricultural History Society, April,  1935.
"Trials of the Okanagan."
Toronto Saturday Night, June 15,  1935.
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Dr. D. Buchanan:
Book Review: "Planetary Theory."  By Brown and
Bull. Am. Math. Soc,-Vol. XLI, No,7.
July, 1935, pp. 463-467.
Dr. F.S.Nowlan:
"Analytic Geometry,"        McGraw-Hill Book Co.
2nd Edition, Third Impression (revised) 1935.
"Solution of Problems."
American Mathematical Monthly, April,  1935.
Mr. W. H. Gage:
"Necessary Conditions for the Existence of Certain
J.0.  Identities."
Trans. Roy. Soc. of Canada, May, 1935. 43.
Department of Mathematics - continued:
Mr. W. H. Gage  - continued:
Book Review: "The Search for Truth." By E. T. Bell,
Journal of the Royal Astronomioal
Society of Canada, January, 1935*
Dr. D. 0, Evans:
"Victor Hugo's Hernani,"Edition for College Classes,
Thomas Nelson,  London and Edinburgh,  1935*
Dr. A. F. B.  Clark:
"A Flight through Aesthetic Space-Time."
University of Toronto Quarterly,  April,   1935.
Book Review: F.C.Green's "Minuet."
University of Toronto Quarterly,
July, 1935.
Dr. Joyce Hallamore:
Doctoral Thesis for the Degree of Ph.D.(Munich)
"Das Bild Laurence Sternes in der deutsohen Literatux*"
Dr. G. M. Shrum and Mr. Ronald Smith:
"A Portable Geiger - Muller Tube Counter as a
Detector for Radioactive Ores."  -
Canadian Journal of Research, II, 652-657, 1934.
Dr.J.G.Davidson - with a Committee of High School Teachers:
"Physics Laboratory Manual and V/ork Book. A Companion
to New Practical Physics by Black, Davis and Davidson."
Macmillan Company of Canada Limited. 44.
Dr.C.McLean Fraser:
"Report of the Associate Committee on Oceanography
of the National Research Council."
Annual Report, National Research Council for
1933-34, pp. 85-86.
"Oceanography in British Columbia for 1933."
Trans. Am. Geophysical Union;
Fifteenth Annual Meeting, pp. 217-218.
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"The Cimicidae (Bed Bugs) of British Columbia,"
Proc. of B.C.Ent.Soc, No. 31,
Mr. E. C. Black:
"The Shipworm."
Progress Report of the Pacific Biological Station,
Nanaimo, No. 21, pp. 7-9.
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Mr. A. H. Finlay:
Contribution to Paper by F.A.Constant on
"Stresses in Space Structures."
Proceedings, American Soc. of Civil Engineers, Nov.1934.
"An Analysis of Multiple Arches."
Proceedings, American Soc. of Civil Engineers, Dec.1934.
"Elastic Stability of a Pony Truss."
Proceedings, International Assoc, for Bridge and
Structural Engineering - Zurich, Switzerland. 45.
Mr. G. A. Gillies:
"The Story of the Bubble."
Trans. Con. Inst, of Mining and Metallurgy,
November, 1934.
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Various contributions to the "Bulletin of the
B.C.Board of Health."
Miss M.E.Kerr:
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"Lesson Helps for Teachers."
(Health Service)
Published by J.M.Dent and Sons.
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Dr. G. H. Harris and Mr.  J. J. Woods:
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"Raspberry Nutrition."
Proc Fifth-Pacific Science Congress,
B. 1.    2683-2691, Vol. 4,  Canada,  1933.
"Seasonal Variation of Plant Nutrients in
Raspberry Plantings under Different
Cultural Treatments."
Sci.Agric.XV, No. 8,  pp.525-534. Ap. 1935.
Mr. Jacob Biely:
"The Rapid Whole Blood Agglutination Test."
U.S.Egg and Poultry Magazine, August, 1935*
Previously listed in Faculty of Arts and Science - Department
of Bacteriology. 46.
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Mr. Jacob Biely and Miss V.Elvira Palmer:
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"Coccidiosis of Fowls."
The Veterinary Record, August, 1935»
Miss I.Palmer and Mr, Jacob Biely:
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"Studies of Total Erythrocyte and LeuoOcyte
Counts of Fowls," II. Journal of Vet.Med.
Ass'n., LXXXVI.
* Previously listed in Faculty of Arts and Science -
Department of Bacteriology.


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