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Report of the President of the University of British Columbia for the academic year ending August 31st,… 1933

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AUGUST 31st, 1932. -1-
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Honorary degrees  •..oo......................... 4c.
New appointment - Board of Governors ............ 4.
Obituary  5.
Report of the Library Committee  5.
Freshman organization period  5.
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The investigation  6.
Reduction in legislative grant  7*
Termination of appointments  7.
Limitation of attendance  8.
Report of the Registrar:  10.
Registration ................................... 10.
Nationality of students  11.
Place of residence of students  11.
Comparative statement of attendance
Sessions 1929-30 to 1931-32  ..........v  12.
Comparative statement of degrees conferred
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Location of the graduates  13.
Scholarships, fellowships and bursaries
awarded to graduates ........................... 14.
Report of the Dean of the Faculty of
Arts and Science  ,  15.
Report of the Dean of the Faculty of
Applied Science  19.
Report of the Dean of the Faculty of
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Report of the Dean of Women .................... 27.
Report of the Director of the Summer Session ....... 28,
Report of the Extension Committee................... 33.
Report of the.Acting Head of the University
Health Service:  34.
Report of the Public Health Nurse................ 35,
Report of the Medical Examiner of Students.  36,
Report of the Officer Commanding, Canadian
Officers' Training Corps, University of
British Columbia Contingent ...'.'. .■.'.■'  38.
Publications -.-.  44. -2-
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, 1932:
Teaching staff:
President  1.
Deans and Heads of Departments  3,
Professors and Heads of Departments  19.
Professors  16.
Associate Professors ,  30.
Assistant Professors   20.
Dean of Women and Assistant Professor   1.
Instructors  10.
Assistants  43.
Research Assistants  4.
Honorary Lecturer   *  1.
Lecturer (Veterinary Science) ............. 1.
Lecturers in Public Health
(Part-time)   14.
Lecturers in Teacher Training
(Part-time)   5.
Lecturers in Social Service
(Part-time)  4.
Lecturers in Commerce
(Part-time)  3.
Substitutes for members on leave ,  4. -3-
W. N. Sage, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. from Professor of History
to Professor and Head of the Department of History, effective from September 1-1932,
New appointments:
Mr. J. Howard T. Falk, Lecturer in Sooial Service, Department of Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Commerce.
Mr. Arthur Howard, Instructor in Physical Education, Department of Education.
Mr. Archie Peebles, B.A.Sc, Instructor in Civil Engineering.
Mr. Edward S. Pretious, B.A.Sc, Instructor in Civil
Leave of absence:
Miss Dorothy Dallas, B.A., M.A., Instructor in French, for
one year from September 15th, 1931.
Miss Wessie Tipping, B.A., M.A., Instructor in French, for
one year from September 15th, 1931,
Miss Joyce Hallamore, B.A., M.A., Instructor in German, for
one year from September 1st, 1931.
G. Sinclair Smith, M.A.Sc, Assistant Professor of Mechanical
Engineering ( on account of illness)
Substitutesfor members ofstaff on leave:
Miss Eleanor Dyer, B.A., M.A. (Substitute for Miss Joyce
Madam D. Doriot (Substitute for Miss Dorothy
Mr. W. H. Hickman, B.A.      (Substitute for Miss Wessie
Mr. R. Rolleston West, A.M.., I.C.E. , B.A. , M.A. (Substitute
for Mr. G. Sinclair Smith). -4-
Professor Emeritus.
Upon attaining the age of retirement, Professor
George Edward Robinson was made Emeritus Professor of
Mathematics.  This is the first time the title of
Professor Emeritus has been given in the University of
British Columbia.  In conferring this honour, the
Board of Governors spoke in most appreciative terms of
Professor Robinson's devoted and efficient services to
the University and assured him of its best wishes for
many more years of happy and effective living.
Honorary Degrees.
At the Spring Congregation, the University
conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa,
on two of the foremost citizens of this Province -
Edward Burness Paul, first Principal of Victoria College
and the Honourable Henry Herbert Stevens, Dominion
Minister of Trade and Commerce.  In making these two
gentlemen the recipients of the highest academic honour
in the gift of the University, recognition was given to
the distinguished services which Dr. Paul had rendered
to the cause of education in this Province, and to the
valuable contribution Dr. Stevens has made and is still
making to the political life of the Dominion.
New appointment - Board of Governors.
Under date of September 16th,1932, an Order-in-
Council was passed appointing Dr. Frank P. Patterson of
Vancouver a member of the Board of Governors of The
University of British Columbia until the 14th day of
August, 1935.  Dr. Patterson succeeds Magistrate Henry
Curtis Shaw*deceased. -5-
During the period under review, the University
suffered a great loss in the death of Magistrate Henry
Curtis Shaw,  During the eight years in which Mr. Shaw
served as a member of the Board of Governors, he took
a keen interest in all that pertained to the welfare
of the University.  His love of learning, combined with
his wide knowledge of men and affairs, earned for him
a high place in the affection and esteem of his associates
on the Board.
In the passing of Mr. George Sinclair Smith,
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the University lost the valued services of one who had long been
connected with the professorial staff.  Professor Smith's
mastery of his subject deservedly won for him the respect
and confidence of hi3 students and of his colleagues.
Report of the Library Committee.
As in previous years, the Library Committee issued
a separate report. This report has been mimeographed and
sent to all members of Senate.
The demands which are being made upon the Library,
v/hile frequently embarrassing to the Committee because of
its inability to accede to them; are particularly gratifying
in that they indicate the growing appreciation of the place
which the Library occupies in the work of the University.
Freshman organization period.
Under a strong committee of faculty and senior
students, a program extending over two days was carried
out just prior to the opening of the fall term.  The new
students were conducted through the lecture rooms, the -6-
laboratories and the library.  The information given
during this period was much appreciated by the students
and proved to be of great assistance in their efforts
to relate themselves to their new duties and responsibilities
as members of the undergraduate body.
Playing fields.
During the past year, on the initiative of the
students, very substantial progress was made in connection
with the development of the playing fields.  Approximately
$20,000.00 was expended on this project.  Of this amount
the students contributed the greater part; but substantial
assistance was also given by the public, the Alumni, the
Faculty and the Board of Governors.
These improved facilities for athletics, supplementing as they do the excellent gymnasium accommodation
which the undergraduates and the alumni provided the
previous year, are an indication of the enterprise and
the public spiritedness of the students and their friends.
The Investigation.
Following the Senate's resolution of want of
confidence in the President, and the Alumni Association's
resolution asking the Board of Governors to investigate
and review all matters connected with the disturbed conditions at the University, a Committee of the Board was
appointed to obtain the consent of two members of the
judiciary to make the investigation.  Upon the Committee's
reporting that it was unable to secure the consent of
two members of the judiciary to act in the capacity
desired, it was agreed that His Honour, Judge P. S. Lampman,
be interviewed to ascertain if he would undertake the task
alone.  Judge Lampman consented and the investigation was
duly carried out by him.
As the full text of His Honour's report was made
public shortly after the conclusion of the enquiry, more
extended reference to the report is unnecessary. -7-
Reduction in legislative grant.
The fiscal year 1931-32 will be long remembered
as the year in which certain academic and administrative
policies of- the University - major policies as well as
minor ones - were modified sharply in order to make the
adjustments which the reduotion of over $200,000.00 in
the legislative grant to the University necessitated.
In the President's report for 1930-'31, reference
was made to the means which were employed to meet the conditions arising out of the heavy cut in the vote to the
University for the preceding year.  In the period under
review, certain of the methods which were adopted for
meeting the situation in which the University found itself
two years ago were employed again, but with greatly increased
severity.  The only important exception to the general
statement is that there was no increase in tuition fees.
While all Departments were adversely affected, the only
one which was discontinued was the recently organized
Department of Home Economics.
Termination of appointments.
In no way was the necessity for the curtailment
of expenditures more strikingly illustrated than in the
action of the Board of Governors in dispensing with the
services of a number of members of the professorial staff
before the expiration of their term of appointment. Not
until after the most drastic reductions had been made in
every other department of the University's organization
did the Board decide upon this course of action.  Nearly
all of the men affected had been members of the teaching
staff of the University for many years, and the services
rendered by them had been entirely satisfactory.
The names of those who held "term" appointments,
and whose services were dispensed with as at August 31st,
1932, are as follows:- -8-
Faculty of Arts and Science:
Dr. J. A. Harris, Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
Dr* John Allardyce, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.
Mr. E. Owen, Assistant Professor of Classics.
Dr. F. H. Wilcox, Associate Professor of English.
Dr* H„ Grayson-Smith, Assistant Professor of Physics.
Faculty of Agriculture:
Dr. N. S, Golding, Associate Professor of Dairying.
Dr. Blythe Eagles, Associate Professor of Dairying.
Dr. V* S. Asmundson, Associate Professor of Poultry
Mr. H. R. Hare, Associate Professor of Animal Husbandry.
Mr. R. L. Davis, Associate Professor of Animal Husbandry.
Mr, F, E. Bucks Associate Professor of Horticulture.
Limitation of attendance.
The adoption of the policy of limitation was the
outstanding event of the academic year 1930-'31.  It is too
early as yet to form a considered judgment as to the influence
which limitation has exerted on the academic standards of
the Universitys or even to warrant hazarding more than an
opinion as to its effect upon registration.
For the year 1931-'32, the academic policy has
been profoundly influenced by economic stringency.  One of ■9-
the results has been that educational practice has
undergone changes which are nothing short of revolutionary.  How far these changes mark an advance over
previous educational practice, or how far they represent
a sacrifice of certain of the ideals by which the
University has shaped its academic policy in the past,
remains to be seen.
Respectfully submitted
Leonard S. Klinck,
July 20 th, 1933. -10-
Women  Men  Total
First Year ."...'	
Second Year	
Third Year ,
Fourth Year	
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 	
Faculty of Arts and Science  30 54
Faculty of Applied Science   - 6
Faculty of Agriculture   2 20
TEACHER TRAINING COURSE:    71    38   109
Total 19"F9"
8 -11-
Classification and Enrolment of Students
Who are not taking the full Undergraduate Courses.
Women   Men   Total
Summer Session, Arts and Science (1931)     '  *"  ^ 	
(Degree Course) ........ 203    238    441
Extra-Sessional Classes
(Degree Course) 29     79    108
Social Service
(Diploma Course) 33      3     36
Public Health Nursing
(Diploma Course).   10     -     10
Occupational Course in Agriculture
(Diploma Course).   2     11     13
Short Courses in Agriculture  42     85    127
Evening Class in Botany , , 19     29     48
Nationality of Students:
American 39; British 1700;  Chinese 13;  Czecho-Slovakian 1;
Danish 5; Dutch 1; East Indian 2; Finnish 3; French 5; German 3;
Greek 1;  Icelandic 3; Italian 10;  Japanese 17;  Jewish 19;
Lettish 1; Norwegian 12; Polish 1; Russian 27;  Swedish 16;
Swiss 1  - - -  Total.,.. 1880.
{ This does not include the Teacher Training Course).
Place of Residence of students:
(a) From Vancouver  1195
(b) From Victoria    100
(c) From New Westminster  126
From other Provincial points.. 402
(e) From other Provinces  32
(f) From other Countries  25
This does not include the  Teacher Training Course) Comparative statement of attendance
Sessions 1929-30 to 1931-32.
Arts and Applied  Nurs- Agric-
Session Science  Science  ing   ulture
Teacher  Total
Training Winter  Summer  Short   Grand
Course   Session Session Courses Total
1929-30 1486 266
1930-31 1580 289
1931-32  1477    284
Comparative statement of degrees conferred.
193"0 to 1932.
M.Sc.   or
B.Sc.   or
M, S .ii..
Id • O • jri o
1932 -13-
Location of Graduates:
Vancouver 1273;  other parts of British Columbia 701;
other Provinces of Canada 122; United States of America 174;
British Isles 22; Australia 2;  India 1;  South Africa 3;
France 4;  South America 2;  China 5;  Japan 8;  Other
countries 6;
Number deceased     34
Number whose address is unknown 238       Total....2595 Scholarships, Fellowships and Bursaries awarded to graduates.
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:
Value Subject
Where Tenable
Carl, G. Clifford
Dyer, Eleanor
Gray, Kenneth
Hallonquist, Earl
Humphreys, Gweneth
Itter, Stuart
King, E.Gray
Laing, Lionel H.
Liersch, John E.
Marshall, H.Borden
Morrison, Hugh M.
McKeown, Thomas
McPhail, Murchie
Assistant in Department $ 300
Julius Zehnter Fellowship 600
Pulp and Paper Research Scholarship 1000
National Research Council Fellowship 1000
Scholarship 600
Research Scholarship 900
Pulp and Paper Research Scholarship 600
Ozias Goodwin Memorial Fellowship 700
in International law
Charles Lathrop Pack Fellowship 1500
National Research Council Studentship 750
Pioneer Problems Committee 300
Biology University of Toronto
German University of Wiscons
Chemistry Pulp and Paper Reseai
Institute, Montreal.
Mathematics Smith College
Biochemistry Johns Hopkins Univ.
Harvard University.
Washington, D.C.
1851 Exhibition
McPhcrson, George S.Graduate Scholarship
McTaggart-Cowan.Ian Teaching Fellowship
300 pounds a year
for two years.
Ormsby, Margaret
Poole, Albert
Graduate Scholarship
Teaching Assistantship
Graduate Scholarship
Royal Empire Society
National Research Council Bursary
Research on Public Archives at
Land Grants   Ottawa.
Biochemistry McGill University.
History    Clark University.
Zoology University of California.
History    Bryn Mawr College.
Mathematics California Institute
of Technology.
History    Brown University.
600 Physics    University of Toronto
Ross, Margaret
Wilson, Idele
Young, Allan C.
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 1932  ft ig 844 50
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.......  r,AAO  ,0, K„
 • ',p*4<3 ,194.50
Respectfully submitted,
Stan-ley'W. Mathews,  Registrar. -15-
The academic year just closed opened with the question of limitation very much to the fore.  Registration in Arts
and Soience had been increasing over a period of years; First Year
sections in the large classes had been growing in the numbers of,
and in, the sections; numbers in upper years and in graduate
work were also increasing; class room accommodation was at a
premium; laboratory space was taxed; and even fire hazards were
said to have prevailed in the crowded class rooms.  Such were
the growing pains of this lusty child of the Province that more
accommodation or limitation in numbers seemed imperative. As
additional buildings seemed out of the question the only alternative appeared to be limitation. It was first opposed by Senate,
the body which then controlled registration, but later enacted
by the Board after enabling legislation had been effected through
an amendment to the University Act giving the Board the necessary
authority.  Limitation in First Year Arts and Science and First
Year Agriculture combined was fixed at 500 and First Year Nursing
at 15.  A Committee on limitation was appointed by the Board consisting of three representatives from Arts and Sei/nce, one representative from Agriculture and one from Applied Science. After
much deliberation the committee drew up certain categories according to which students were to be admitted in the order of merit.
With slight amendments these recommendations were approved by the
Board and were later published in all the leading papers of the
Province.  Immediately after the last date for application for
admission, viz., August 31, the committee met to pass on the
applicants and found that there were only slightly over 400
Certain factors should be mentioned which no doubt contributed to the reduction in registration in the First Year.
(1)  First there was the scare of limitation. Several
parents feared that so many students would not be admitted that
they sent their children to High School rather than to run the
risk of having, them excluded; indeed, an official of the University sent his own children to High School rather than face the
accusation of some irate parent that he, the official, kept out
other children in order to admit his own. And when it was found
that there was "room and to spare" this same official was often
cited as not sending his own offspring to the institution whence
he derived his living. (2) Second, the question of fees v/as a very important
factor in reducing the registration.  The fees in Arts had
been increased from $100 to $125 while the fees for Senior
Matriculation remained at $100 for students over 16 and nil
for those under that age.  The total University fee is $140
and to this must be added about $30 for car fare and perhaps
another $30 for lunches at the cafeteria, making a total of
$200. High School students are usually v/ithin v/alking distance
from the school they attend and the outlay for lunches is
small.  Hence it costs from $100 to $200 more to take the First
Year at the University than to take Senior Matriculation.
(3) Further there has been a noted increase in the numbers
of schools in the Province v/hich are offering Senior Matriculation, and this is particularly so in the case of the Vancouver
High Schools.  The range of subjects offered in the High Schools
is not so great as in the First Yoar at the University, for
example, Economics 1, Philosophy 1, and, in most cases, Biology
1, are not available in the High Schools, but the v/ork that is
taken in tho Schools is done quite acceptably.
Government Bursaries:
For the session just closed the Provincial Government
provided some $25,000 to be av/arded as bursaries to deserving
students. The amounts of the bursaries ranged from $50 to $400
and in .ill a total of $18,475 v/as awarded. At the request of
the Honourable the Minister of Education a committee v/as appointed by the University - the same committee as for limitation -
to pass on the academic standing of all applicants.  The committee recommended for bursaries all applicants v/hose standing
on Junior Matriculation v/as 70$ or over without supplementals
or 15%  or over v/ithout supplementals in the case of applicants
having Senior Matriculation or University standing. The actual
awarding of the bursaries v/as made by a committee appointed by
the Minister of Education and consisted of the following:
Professor E.S.Farr, Victoria College.
Charles Sv/ayne, Esq., Editor, Victoria Colonist.
B.C.Nicholas, Esq., Editor, Victoria Times.
The awards, in the main, v/ere made in accordance v/ith
the recommendations of the University committee but varied
somewhat from these recommendations on. account of the special
needs of other applicants - factors which the University committee v/ere not asked to consider. -17-
One cannot speak too highly of tho beneficial results
of these bursaries and it is most regrettable that thoy are not
available for the forthcoming session. The only unfortunate
feature about them v/as that in spite of the fact that they v/ere
widely announced throughout the Province, several deserving and
well qualified candidates v/ere unav/are of their existence until
it v/as too late to apply.
The Cut.
The Faculty of Arts and Science suffered a cut in tho
1931-32 budget of about $27,000.  This reduction v/as met by
dropping an Assistant Professor in Mathematics, another in Geology,
a certain saving arising from the resignation of Professor Harvey,
reduction in Assistants, decreases in amounts for Equipmont and
Supplies, and by granting no increases in salaries.  In cortain
departments more courses v/ere listed for alternate years and no
new courses v/ere added.
The reduction in tho budget for '32-'33 was approximately $72,000, making in all a total reduction of about $100,000
in two yoars. To bring the Faculty within the allotted budget
it v/as necessary tc drop several members of the staff, to grant
to certain others leave-of-absence v/ith no pay, to eliminate almost completely junior and student assistants, to reduce amounts
for Equipment and Supplies, and to reduce the salaries of the
staff that remained.  The Faculty willingly volunteorod the reduction in salaries operative in the Provincial Civil Service
ranging from 3 to 12$.  The dropping of members of tho staff,
appointed under contracts, and before these contracts had expired has caused very great misgiving in the Faculty.  The
salaries of those dropped were paid up to August 31 in lieu of
any "damages" v/hich might be brought against the University for
breach of contract.  It speaks well for those who v/ere dropped
that they all accepted the "commitments" rather than embarrass
the University.
With a considerable reduction in staff, a decrease in
the number of courses to be offered became imperative.  To have
eliminated the First Year, or to have restricted the numbers in
First Year very considerably, v/ould have allowed the staff to have
continued all the Honour and Graduate Courses. But in view of
the fact that a very considerable income is derived from the fees
of First Year students - an income which exceeds the cost of their
instruction - the question of geese and golden eggs immediately
arises*  Instead of reducing University work to three years -18-
from Senior Matriculation and at a net loss in income, reductions
were made in the v/ork of the senior years. Practically all optional
courses for Honours in any department have been elininatod, and
mostly all the special graduate v/ork has been dropped, that is,
v/ork for graduates only and not available for undergraduates as
well. The substitution cf certain courses in an allied subject
to count towards the required units for Honours in a given subjcot
has been arranged - for example, a course in Physics may count as
part of the 18 units in Mathematics for Honours in Mathematics.
An extra reading course for Honour students has been authorized
and v/ill be given only when the required number of units cannot
be obtained from the courses offered.  There will be fewer and
larger sections in the large.* classes in the lov/or years.  (It is
anticipated that the registration in the First Year v/ill be considerably less than 400, the number in First Year in '31-'32.)
By the above arrangements the quality of the v/ork given v/ill be
maintained at the same high standard of previous years but more
responsibility v/ill be placed upon tho students, particularly
tho Honours student.
Retirement of Professor Robinson.
Professor G.E.Robinson retired at the end of the
session and is the first of the staff to attain to the enjoyment
of the Carnegie pension scheme v/hich was inaugurated in 1924. As
a slight token of the appreciation of tho Faculty for the long and
faithful service rendered by Professor Robinson to the University
and to its parent institution - the McGill University College,
of v/hich he was at one time principal - the Faculty mot at his
homo and presented him v/ith an address and a silver plate. On his
retirement he was made Emeritus Professor. Like Mosos of old he
obtained a Pisgah view of the Promised Land but unlike tho ancient
patriarch he v/as allowed to enter into a portion of its doimain
before he retired with his eye not dim nor his natural force abated
Respectfully submitted,
Dean. -19-
1. The General Policy of the Faculty, outlined in the
Calendar and referred to in previous reports has not been
changed.  That it has been a successful policy is shown
by the success of our graduates and by the fact that the
leading engineering colleges of Canada and the United
States are gradually adopting similar policies.
2. No important changes have been made in the courses.
3. Publications by members of this Faculty are listed
under Publications.
4.  Other Pertinent Matters
(a)  Number and Distribution of Students«
The number of students registered in the Faculty is
practically the same as last year:-
1930-31       1931-32
Engineering Courses
Nurs ing
Public Health
342 338
Since First Year Science students are registered in
Arts, 450 students more or less are in attendance at the
University for Applied Science courses.
The depression has affeoted the attendance of students
in Applied Science.  Some students have been obliged to
drop out, while others, having lost their positions, are
redeeming the time by taking a University course.  "Poor
Men's Universities" show a drop in attendance (Queen's
281 ■
10 -20-
dropped over 8%)  while the "Rich Men's Universities"  show
a gain.      Altogether there  is a gain of over 12$ in the
registration in Faculties of Applied Science  in Canada.
Since the University of British Columbia has barely held
its  own,   it would  appear to  belong to  the  class  of "Poor
Men's Universities."
The  distribution of students  in the various  courses
for the last  three years is  shown ife the following table:-
Registration by Courses
Fourth Year
Fifth Year
29-30      30-31
Chemical Eng.
Civil Eng.
Elect. Eng.
Mechanical Eng.
Forest Eng.
Geological Eng.
Mining Eng.       )
Metallurgical Eng. )
31-32 // 29-30
11 // 5
10 // 2
20 // 10
7 // 6
2 // 1
3 // 8
4 // 2
8 // 6
30-31    31-32
Forestry, Geology and Mining immediately show the
effects of depression in the number of students enrolled,
partly because the industries supplying raw materials are
the first to be curtailed and many students will not take
a course unless they think they can see openings for themselves
when they graduate, and partly because these industries have -21-
few employees (other than men who have already graduated)
of the student type to come to the University when out of
The need for extra space in various departments
was outlined in the report for 1929-30. Under present
financial conditions it is useless to refer to it.
(c)  Repairs, etc
The reduction in the budget necessitated cutting
off large amounts from equipment and repairs.  The machine
shops in the Mechanical and in the Mining Departments have
been valuable in meeting some of the more pressing needs
in the above.
The work of the Assistant to the Dean upon the
English of the  students'   essays,  examination papers,  etc  is
effecting a marked improvement in the English of the students,
and  seems likely to eliminate in a large measure this defect
in engineering students.      He is also giving the students
training in Public Speaking.
Failures in Second Year Science
The higher standard  for entrance into Applied Science
showed itself in 1929-30 in a drop in failures from 52 to 32.
Last year the number was  still less,- 30.
The failures for the  past three years were as follows:
1929-30 1950-31 1931-32
Christmas 40 16 9
Spring 12 16 21
Total 52 32 30 -22-
The moral effect of having some students withdraw
at Christmas, in causing the students to get down to work
early in the session is excellent.  The above figures
show that it is possible to determine at Christmas whether
a student will pass in the spring or not.  If they are
not thrown out at Christmas they fail in the spring. Whether
it is better to have all these weaklings drop out at
Christmas or to let the majority go on and pluck them
in the spring, is a point that is not yet determined. The
standing secured by many of those who are required to repeat
the year shows the wisdom of requiring them to attain proficiency in Second Year work before proceeding to the Third
Year.  At the Christmas examinations a repeater stood
second in his year in Class I, (he maintained this standing
in the spring examination) and in the first fourteen places
eight were repeaters.  The trouble with the students
entering Applied Science appears to be that they have not
learned how to study. ' Many of them try to memorize instead
of to grasp and assimilate the idea or principle.  They
require a little time to learn.
(f)     Student socieities are functioning vigorously and
are of great benefit in supplementing the work of class
room and laboratory.
Respectfully submitted
R. W. Brook,
Dean. -23-
The 1931-32 Academic Year has been an eventful one.     The
reduction in the budget for the year from $129,000.00  to
$100,851.33, made necessary some  far-reaching changes in the
details of the  organization of  the Faculty.       The  resolution
of  Senate of March 18,  1931, with  regard  to  research in
relation to teaching,  also had far-reaching effects.     These
are recorded in the report for the year ending August 31,  1931.
A further reduction in budget from the $100,851.33
mentioned above to $36,150.00 for the  current  fiscal year,
has made additional drastic changes necessary.       These changes
are recorded below.    It is too early to  judge the permanent
The outside departments,   lands,  buildings and equipment, have been leased.     This  saves  expenditure,
but reduces revenues  and limits the  use  of teaching
All assistants,  both inside and  outside,  have been
The services of six out of fifteen professors in
the Faoulty have  been discontinued and one has been
put on two-thirds  time.
All research work in co-operation with outside
organizations has been discontinued with the exception of one  project in co-operation with the National
Research Council and one with the Powell River
Company.       The  only investigations  under way are
those which are being carried  out by students as
a part of their instruction.
The  co-operative work with the Empire Marketing
Board has been discontinued.
The Poultry Paralysis work with the National
Research Council is  still under way.     The  feed
companies operating in and  around  Vancouver made
this continuation possible by contributing feed to
maintain the  poultry with which we are working.
All projects in outside departments in relation to
the Agricultural industry have been discontinued. -24-
5)  The courses offered have been reduced in number
and content in order to meet the changed conditions
in organization, equipment and personnel.
Appreciation of Services:
In passing, I feel that I would be remiss in my duty did
I not express my appreciation of the services rendered by all
the members of the staff whose connection with the University
has been discontinued.  I wish especially to make reference
to those of Professorial status. Without exception they gave
unreservedly of their time and energy.  Unfortunately, all
have not found suitable employment. Two of those who obtained
positions have gone to the United States.
Modification of Policy:
The modification of policy during the past year has also
tended in a direction that I personally do not feel is sound
from a long time point of view.  I refer particularly to the
divorcement of fundamental research in relation to industry
from the resident instruction in the University. I believe
the quality of resident instruction can be maintained only by
linking it with the problems of men who are thinking constructively on research problems in relation to industry. I believe
also that research is encouraged and stimulated when workers
are associated with bright, energetic students. Permit me to
quote from recommendations from the Biennial Survey of Education
in the United States, 1928-30, Chapter VII, 19-21:
"  The basic problem of organization of agricultural
work in the land grant institutions is one of devising
methods for integrating and co-ordinating resident
teaching, experiment station research, and extension
activities.  Tendencies in a number of institutions to
develop research and extension in relative isolation
from resident teaching require administrative attention."
The underlining is mine. I believe that an effort should be
made at once to attempt to co-ordinate research in relation
to industry and resident teaching.  The one is vital to the
other. -25-
The registration in the Faculty during the past year
has been relatively satisfactory.  Eighty in number, of all
grades (other than Short Courses) is the largest of any year
but one in the history of tho Faculty.
Post Graduate Work:
The response to work of advanced grade has been most
satisfactory.  Special mention should possibly be made of this
phase of the work,,  Since the publication of the report
"Graduate Instruction in Agriculture in Canada" as a report
to the Ninth Annual Convention of the Canadian Society of
Technical Agriculturists, June 14, 1929, the advance has been
quite rapid.  The tendency has been for some man of experience
who are now in important technical positions to take advantage
of the opportunities now offered for advanced training.  The
desire is to be commended and I personally consider it a
marked advance in agricultural education.
Calendar Reorganization:
A study of the personnel of the departments mentioned in
the 1932-33 Calendar would seem to indicate that the teaching
work had been to a degree throv/n out of balance.  In a measure
this is true.  In selecting the personnel, two main considerations
could not be lost sight of:
(1) The expressed requirements of the students who had
already registered in the Faculty.
(2) The necessity of maintaining some part of each
division of work, if possible.
With these considerations in mind one man was retained in
general fundamental work, one in Soils, one in Plant and Animal
Breeding, one in Plant Nutrition, one in Animal Husbandry, one
in Poultry Husbandry, one in Dar-ying, one in Horticulture,
and one in Agricultural Economics.  The work completely
eliminated is in Farm Organization and Management, and in
Landscape Gardening.  The v/ork which was special, but is now
general, is found in Animal Genetics., Animal Nutrition, and
some of the more specialized phases of Dairying*  The necessity
of asking one man in each of the subjects of Animal Husbandry,
Dairying and Poultry Husbandry, to give all the lecture work
might readily be open to criticism.  It remains to be proven -26-
whcther the work can be done efficiently and well.
It is doubtful if any research work can be done without
cost to the University. In most cases plants or animals or
both are necessary materials. These have to be maintained.
Even in the indoor laboratories the use of materials is
essential if progress is to be made.  These all cost money.
It would appear, therefore, that, for the present, research
in Agriculture will have to be discontinued.
Respectfully submitted,
F. M. Clement,
Dean. -27-
In response to your request for a report on the work
of the Dean of Women for the academic year closing August 31,
may I beg to refer you to the report which I presented last
year. Until the University has a women's centre or unless
some new situation presents itself, the work of the Dean of
Women must of necessity be fairly similar from year to year
and a new report must be more or less a rewording of the
During the past year the work of my office expanded,
not so much in the kind, however, as in the number of the
demands, both from within and from without the University.
The conditions of the time which make it difficult for a
young man to get "a start in life" make it doubly difficult
for a young woman, and the requests for advice as to the
choice of a vocation, for help with fees and living expenses,
and for assistance of various kinds were more numerous and
the solution of the problems more difficult than ever before
in my experience.  In this connection I may remark, perhaps,
upon the number of parents who found their way to my office
at the University and at my home, which was perhaps, twice
as great as during any preceding year.
Generous friends made it possible to assist an increasing number of students with money and also with clothing, books
and other supplies.
In an attempt to keep in touch with the larger University
world, I spent the past summer largely with University graduates
and students in London and Edinburgh. The remoteness of the
Universities of these two great centres from the storm and
stress of the outside world makes any time spent in their halls
restful and at the same time stimulating to increased activity
in one's own particular field.  The Conference of the University Women of the World which was held in Edinburgh and which
brought together a large number of Deans of Women and other
members of University staffs gave an opportunity for the,renewal
of helpful acquaintances and the exchange of constructive ideas.
Respectfully submitted,
Mary L. Bollert,
Dean. -28-
Both from an administrative and academic standpoint
the Summer Session, ended August 20th last, has been quite
successful.  Satisfactory work v/as done by the student body.
An interesting observation, - to the effect that the Summer
Session students this year appearod to bo working even more
industriously than the students of past years, - was made
to the Director by a number of Summer Session Instructors.
The unusual precipitation in July and August may have indirectly contributed to the above achievement (if real)
through curtailment of the usual number of out-door social
functions.  It also may bo that the depression this year has
proven to be the ally of scholarship.
Attendance and Foes.
The final attendance this year was 405 as compared with
441 in the Summer Session of 1931. According to information
from the Registrar's Office, fewer students from the Prairie
Provinces registered this year. Probably the depression is
the main cause of the comparatively small decrease.
The necessary quota (12 students) v/as reached in each
subject, but not without some difficulty and considerable
apprehension in the case of the following : English 14,
Chemistry 1, and Geography 1.
In my judgment, the increase in Summer Session fees
this year (from $26 to $30 for 3 units) v/as not a material
factor in causing tho above decrease in enrolment. This
opinion is based largely on personal observations and on
opinions offered by members of the student personnel.
According to an approximate estimate, given by the
bursar, there probably would have boon a thousand-dollar
deficit, had it not been for the recent increase in fees.
Hero, of course, we enter the realm of speculation v/here so-
called estimates may be about as reliable or meaningless as
mere guesses.  The obvious counter-observation, also a
speculation, is to the effect that more students might have -29-
attended Summer Session fees not been increased and
hence that the suggested deficit might possibly have been
avoided.  So long as Summer Session fees, per unit, reasonably parallel those of winter session, the situation may be
regarded as satisfactory.
Special Summer Session Fund.
In view of the aim to make Summer Session self-supporting but not, in any sense, a souroe of general University revenue,
the suggestion has been made that a Special Summer Session Fund
be created by the accumulation from year to year of any surpluses.
Deficits, if any, would also be charged against this fund. Any
balance left would be available primarily for two purposes:
To ensure the offering of certain courses occasionally
failing to reach the minimum registration of twelve (12)
To finance the engagement of visiting instructors.
Regarding (a) above, Chemistry 1 this year servos as a good
illustration. One course at least in a fundamental science
appears advisable if the Summer Session curriculum is to be
made representative.  To meet the needs of science teachers
in British Columbia it probably is desirable to offer annually
at least two or even three fundamental sciences. This year
Chemistry 1 reached a registration of 10 students where the
attendance threatened to remain stationary. Had Chemistry 1
been dropped, owing to failure to reach its quota, the outcome
v/ould obviously have meant a real hardship in the case of those
candidates v/ho genuinely desired and needed this course either
for teaching purposes or to obtain the necessary University
credits.  Under such conditions it would probably be difficult
to re-establish this subject without relaxing the minimum
registration rule.  Students are less likely to register in
a course which had been dropped and which, after all, might be
dropped again.  Then, too, an increasing number of high schools
have undertaken to teaoh senior matriculation and there is a
growing need for better-trained science teachers in this Province.
Moreover, after several years of teaching, graduates who had
taken considerable science may wish to return for refresher
courses. Such was the case this summer and there was deep apprehension over the threatened withdrawal of Chemistry 1.
There is, however, a perhaps somewhat indirect means
of satisfying the minimum registration rule.  The maximum Summer -30-
Session fee for graduates is $30.  A number of graduates, who
primarily seek refresher courses, are quite willing to register
in subjects at or under the danger line if for no other purpose
than to save these courses for certain of their less fortunate
fellow students. Whether or not, under these conditions, the
fulfilment of a regulation by its virtual circumvention is
entirely justifiable raises a question involving nice ethical
distinctions.  The motives of the registrants are at least
magnanimous and appear to be ethically defensible. The root of
the temptation to su^h indirect action probably lies in the
weakness of the minimum registration rule which is not suffior
iently elastic to cover these borderline cases.  Unfortunately,
too, it is impossible to predict with any degree of assurance
the probable registration in these courses in sufficient time
either to justify their exclusion from the Summer Session
Announcement or to warrant their withdrawal before the opening
of Summer Session.  Several days of the Session have ordinarily
elapsed before the registration in any course can definitely
be known.
If a Special Fund, as suggested above, were made
available; and, further, if the President of the University,
the Dean of Arts and Science, and the Director of Summer Session
were given discretionary powers to legalize, irrespective of a
minimum registration, suoh borderline courses, always on condition that the average attendance for all Summer Session courses
should not fall below eighteen (18) — it would appear that
the very real difficulty discussed above would, in large measure,
be overcome.
It is unnecessary to enlarge on the advantages to be
derived from engaging visiting instructors. The prevention of
academic inbreeding is always highly desirable. Under present
conditions, however, there can be little real certainty whether
or not adequate funds (covering instruction and travelling
expenses) will be available for the above purpose. A surplus
in the proposed Summer Session Fund would, in many instances,
remove this doubt and enable the Direotor of Summer Session to
negotiate with prospective visiting instructors at an earlier
date than is now possible.
While the Director is not ordinarily in favour of
ear-marking funds, it would appear, for reasons already stated,
including the self-supporting principle of Summer Session
financing, that the time is ripe for the adoption of the above
or a similar financial arrangement. -31-
Preparatory Reading Examinations.
Owing to financial uncertainties during the last few
years it has been found impossible to print the Summer Session
Announcement until within a few months of the commencement of
classes. Under these conditions there was no option but to
relax the regulation governing examinations on preparatory
It is obvious that preparatory readings for any course
of University grade are desirable.  As a matter of fact, preparatory readings in the majority of courses listed have been
oovered by probably over 80 per cent of the Summer Session
student personnel many of whom are teachers of considerable
maturity.  These students frequently have their own libraries.
The question, however, of holding an examination on these
readings at the opening of Summer Session is quite another
matter.  Owing partly to administrative difficulties this
examination tends to be of a perfunctory nature and appears to
have contributed little of real educational value. Furthermore,
the great majority of serious-minded students, who register for
6 units of work, have found that their success on the final
examinations in a course bore very little, if any, relationship
to the passing of these preparatory tests. Reference is here
made to conditions obtaining in 1928 and 1929, when the latter
tests were conducted, and to a general comparison of the above
conditions with final examination results during the past few
years when the rule regarding preparatory reading tests was
relaxed.  The Director also bases his judgment in this matter
on opinions expressed both by members of Faculty and of the
student body.
The Director refrains from entering into a discussion
of the larger problems involved here whioh relate primarily to
the Psychology of Learning and involve such factors as motivation,
methods of teaching and study, as well as questions pertaining
to the number, duration, and distribution of lectures and study
periods. The work of the Summer Session is undoubtedly concentrated - - especially if the student takes 6 units of work.
This condition, however, may be either an advantage or a
detriment depending on the personal equation of the student.
Individual differences are rife here as elsewhere.  While
adequate time for reflection and assimilation is necessary —
and such time is now ordinarily devoted to this end by the
great majority of relatively mature students during the eight
or ten months prior to the opening of Summer Session— it is
also generally agreed by psychologists that the "intense effort
educates."  The candidate thereby obtains a relatively unified -32-
view of the whole field of study.  But this object is in no
material way affected by the holding of the preparatory reading
test. Laggards or failures, repeating courses, have ordinarily
covered an equivalent field either during Winter Session or a
previous Summer Session. Good students realize and generally
meet the need for adequate background.  Furthermore, the
evidence, so far as available, appears to indicate that the
average Summer Session student carrying 6 units of v/ork is at
no psychological disadvantage in comparison v/ith the Winter
Session student who attempts 18, or even only 15, units of
work during the regular academic year. While many factors,
some quite intricate, are involved in comparisons of the above
nature, and v/hile hasty generalisations here as elsov/here
are dangerous, one conclusion at least appears fairly obvious:
the Preparatory Reading Examination Tost is an artificial
incontive that makes little, if any, real appoal to tho good
student and has proven quite ineffective as a spur to the
relatively small percentage of laggards v/ho frequently are
repeaters from Winter Session.
Professor G.M.Smith, Head of the Department of History
in the University of Alborta, who was on the Summer Session staff
in 1927, proved an equally popular and stimulating lecturer this
On the basis of representations made by the Director of
Summer Session to the President of the University on June 24th,
1932, the regulation regarding lecturing at. Summer Session
"more frequently than twice in four years" v/as not mad.e applicable
to the following members of this year's Summer Session staff:
Professor James Henderson ; Professor F.Dickson; Dr. H.Grayson-
In conclusion the Director of Summer Session expresses
his appreciation of the splendid spirit of co-operation manifested by the Staff, Student Body, and Administrative Officials of
the University in making the Summer Session of 1932 — v/hich
probably coincided in point of time with the bottom and upturn
in the economic depression — a success.
Respectfully submitted,
Director of Summer Session,
1932. -33-
May I present to you a report on the Extension v/ork
for the year beginning April 1st, 1931 and ending March 31st,
Exclusive of radio addresses, of v/hich 23 v/ere given
by the Faculty and one by a representative of the student
body, the number of lectures reported was 242, of which 171
were not arranged through the Committee.  The total attendance reported was 26,635, or an average of about 110 per
Addresses were given in thirty-eight centres in the
Province. Arranged by districts these v/ere distributed as
Vancouver  122
North Vancouver  4
New Westminster and neighborhood ... 29
Fraser Delta, etc  3
Rest of Fraser Valley  28
Victoria  23
Upper Island  15
Howe Sound, etc  3
Okanagan Valley  5
Kootenays  2
Other Interior Points  4
Other Provinces  4
Total  242"
Respectfully submitted,
Secretary of the Extension
Committee. -34-
As Acting Head of the University Health Service I have
the honour to present my Seventh Annual Report, as follows; and
attached herewith the Fifth Annual Report of the Public Health
Nurse, upon whom has fallen the bulk of the actual technical
work of the Service.
The Service as a whole exists primarily to provide that
the student body shall be supervised and advised as to physical
health in such a manner as to ensure continued and successful
attendance on the academic work of the University; and in a minor
degree, to eliminate from undue athletic or other physical exertion
those not physically fit.
These objects are more or less well achieved through
(1) the medical examination, as soon after entrance as is possible,
of students coming to the University for the first time; (2)
follov/-up of such students as may thus be found below par physically at entrance; (3) the examination from time to time of disabilities developing subsequent to entrance. In this latter the
Service is dependent for information on the voluntary appearance
of students who believe themselves physically deficient; and on
the inspection of students on return to the University following
absence from sickness.
The medical examination of new entrants is done through
the medical examiner, Dr, Harold White, whose Report for 1931-32
(dated April 4th, 1932), is already in your hands.
The other objectives are sought through the Public Health
The chief functions of the Acting Head have been:
(a) The formulation of policies and procedures, v/ithin
the scope of University regulations and facilities.
(b) The technical direction and supervision of the detailed
work and its co-ordination with University requirements and needs.
(c) The making of diagnoses in doubtful cases and the
prescribing of disposal of the patient in accord therewith,
\ ci/ i/Orreiaoion and co—operation with tne ofiicxal oity
and Provincial Health authorities. -35-
The chief achievements have been:
I   _£, j-       j». «■ j, '«,*.     '„* mtm "• W W  V*     « V/ „*j; *■>■»' .in, \J  *J W     t/ -A. '.^ -*~ tA. i.(! «♦» ^™* * J
- -y-i /—, T-y^    4-'- *-* ^-%    . 1 <f\  y*~,  y\ "^ "1
(2) The perfecting of the system of the medical examinations, and thoir extension to practically 100 por cent, of
the students.
(3) The raising of the percentage of vaccinated on the
Campus to over 90 per cent, of the Campus population.
(4) The introduction of tho method of observation of
exposed non-immune students ( as opposed to thoir quarantine
at home); resulting during the last five years in a saving
in students' time of about 17,000 days, which at $3.00 per
day equals about $50,000.00.
Respectfully submitted,
Acting Head University Health
I have  the honour to present my Fifth Annual Report as
part-time Public Health Nurse of  the University of British
We have  to report with sincere regret the death of tv/o
Otherv/ise,   excellent health conditions have prevailed at
the University during  the past year,  notwithstanding  the fact
of  tv/o serious epidemics v/hich occurred  in the  city. -36-
The outstanding activity at the Health Service v/as the
vaccination against smallpox, of members of tho Faculty,
student body, and Staff; of eleven hundred and seventy-three
separate vaccinations (1173), on one thousand and thirty-
eight (1038) persons, one hundred and tv/o (102) v/ere performed by private physicians.
Excluding the common cold, twenty-seven (27) cases of
acute specific communicable diseases occurred; follow-up
of the contacts of these cases numbered four hundred and
sixty-five (465).
Consultations with parents and physicians relating to the
physical condition of students concerned, number tv/o hundred
and twelve (212), and we received one hundred and fifty-
three (153) written and verbal reports from physicians.
Approximately two hundred and five miles (205) were
travelled in the interest of sick and injured students.
Respectfully submitted,
Celia A.Lucas,
Public Health Nurse
V; r? -p p,z> C    A"?    f?- 1TP    " 'FT) T n a r,    " y \ • -' T *T P"-?    Ci H<    O ^ i TTV? ?J ^ "
I beg to submit the annual report upon the physical examination of students of the First Year, those of other years
who entered the University this year, v/omen participating in
major athletics, students applying for Rhodes Scholarship,
and certain students whose physical condition v/as distinctly
unsatisfactory last year.
The report upon the physical examination of the workers
in the University cafeteria v/as forwarded to you at an earlier
date. -37-
In each case in v/hich treatment was considered nooessary,
advice regarding the obtaining of such treatment v/as given to
the student, or in cases in which this was considered more
advisable, advice v/as given directly to the parent.
Those having major remediable defects have been reported
for re-exanination by the medical examiners next year; and those
shov/ing minor remediable defects, for inspection by the nurse.
The numbers examined this year v/ere not so great as in
recent former years but the height and v/eight of the men are
greater; in fact in looking over the reports of the last ten
years I find that there has been a gradual increase in the
height and v/eight of the men at the University.
There has always been a decided tendency among tho
students to neglect regular out-door exercise. This year I
think there has been a slight improvement in this respect;
the students are beginning to realize that regular physical
exercise is conducive to clearness of thinking.
This examination is in line with the modern idea of
periodical physical examinations, and should be of great
benefit to the students,  educationally as well as physically.
Through the kindness of the Superintendent of tho
Vancouver General Hospital, the Out-Patient Department v/as
once more mado available for this v/ork.
Respectfully submitted,
Harold White
Medical Examiner of Students. -38-
1.  The personnel of the Committee on Military Education
is as follows:
R. E, McKechnie, Esq., M.D. , CM., LL.D. , F.A.CS.
L. S. Klinek, Esq., M.S.A., D.Sc, LL.D., Officier
de 1'instruction Publique.
R. W. Brock, Esq., M.A., LL.D.., F.G.S., F.R.S.C
Dean of Applied Science
' CEairman.
D. Buchanan, Esq., M.A., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C
Dean of Arts and Science.
The President of the Alma Mater Society.
Lt. Col. H.F.G.Letson, M.C.
Commanding Officer C.O.T.C.
2,  Appointments, Promotions, Requirements.
(a) To be Lieut,-Capt. G. J. Spencer from
R.O. 15th Oct. 1931 (A.P. & R. No.l, 1932)
(b) To be 2/Lieut. -  W. T. Brown
C V. Morrison
J, M. Pearson.
3,  Attachments.
"fa]  To be Lieut. - Lieut. E. S. Catherwood
11th M. G. En. C.M.G.C from
15th Nov. 1931 (M.C 535 - 1931). -39-
(b)    To be Lieut. -    2nd Lieut,  (SUpy.) R.Irving
5th B.CI.H. frott 1st Dec 1931
(A.P. & R.  No.  1 of 1932)*
(o)    Lieut. V.  J.  Southey was attached to C.O.T.C
Sask#  Contingent from 15 Oct. 1931
(M.*0i 536 - 1931)  and was returned to
U.B.C*   Contingent as from 19 April 1932
(M.O/ 205  - 1932).
4»      Appointments to other units CM.
(a)     To be 2 Lieut. R,  H.  Jorgensen 5th Med.  Bty. C,A*
(A,P. & R. No. 4    - 1932).
5*      Officer Personnel.
It, Col. H.F.G.Letson M.C  Commanding Officer.
Major G. A, Lamont CA*M.C Medical Officer.
Lieut, H.R.Hare        Quartermaster.
Lieut, G.J.Spencer attached Hq,
Lieut. E.S.Catherwood attached Hq.
A Company
Major W.A.Carrothers D.F.C       Company Commander
Lieut, R. Irving No. 1 Platoon
2/LIeuti  C.  V. Morrison No. 2 Platoon
B Company
Capt. G. M. Shrum M.M.    - Company Commander
2/lieut. W.T.Brown - No. 5 Platoon Commander
2/lieut. J. M.  Pearson    - No.  6 Platoon Commander
6.      Instructors from P.A.M.
Q.M.S.  I Smith P.P.C.I again carried out instructional
and general duties for the period.      The measure of success
attained by the Corps was in a large measure due to the
efforts and devotion to duty displayed by this Warrant
Capt. E, M.  MacBrayne  conducted the  lectures for one
night a week for candidates  preparing for Certificates
"A" and "B".      This work was carried on in addition to his
duties as District Cadet Officer.      His skill and interest
in the work are shown by the results attained at the
examinations. -40-
7.  Training (General
Weekly Corps parades were held on Wednesday evenings
from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Beatty Street Armouries.  This
was possible through the kindness of Lt. Col. G. H.
Whyte M.C  V.D.O.C. Beatty St. Armouries.
This training was augmented by lectures held at.'the
University from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursdays.
8.  Lectures (General)
The following leotures were delivered to members of
the Corps:
"Mons to  the Marne  and  Back Again."
2  periods by Col.  W.W.Foster D.S.O.  V.D.,  A.D.C
"The Air Force  in the War."
Major W.A.Carrothers D.F.C
"Field Artillery in the War."
Capt.  G.  M.  Shrum M.M.
"Military Hygiene."
Major G. A.  Lamont C.A.M.C
9.       Musketry.
(a) Members of the corps carried out the prescribed
course on the outdoor range supplemented by practice
on the indoor range.
This phase of training is greatly handicapped by the
lack of a miniature range on the University Area.
10.  Annual Inspection.
(a) The annual Inspection by the D.O.C Brigadier
J. Sutherland Brown CM.G.D.S.O. took place at
8 o'clock 24th Feb. 1932.
The authorized establishment of the Corps as at
present constituted is 133 all ranks.
The Corps strength for the year was 11 officers 90
CR. total.... 101, which is 75$ of authorized
(b) "B" Coy. won the inter company general proficiency
competition and hold the Wesbrook Cup for the year. -41-
Training (Special).
(a) "A" and "B" Certificates
The regular training and lectures, in addition to
general Corps training, for candidates for "A" and
"B" Certificates was carried out by Capt. E. M.
McBrayne M.C and Q.M.S.I A,A. Smith both of the
Candidates assembled for supper in the cafeteria,
which was provided by Corps fund, and started work
at 6:30 Thursday evening weekly.  These lectures
were supplemented by lectures from Q.M.S.I Smith
arranged at other times to suit the convenience of
individual candidates.
(b) Victoria.
During the period 26th Dec. - 3 Jan. 3 offiocrs and
37 O.R. carried out taotioal training at Work Point
(c) Combined operations.
During the week end 1 July 15 O.R. were attached for
discipline and rations to the British Columbia Regiment and took part in the combined operations and
landing at Todd Inlet in company with the R.C.N.,
R.CA.F. and N.P.A.M.
Results of "A" and "B" Certificate Examinations
Tho results were again very satisfactory.  It is
regretted that greater numbers do not present
themselves for examination. -42-
Summary of Results War Office Examination C.O.T.C,
NOTE   For
previous result
s see
Appendix 1 Report 1930-31.
r. 1931
Number of
Number Pass
:      1
Per Gent Pass
Per Cent Pass
to date
:     80
Max. Mark
:     200
Pass Mark
Highest Mark
Average Mark
:      84
Training  (Special).
Small Arms School.
Temp.  Sec Lieut.  R. G.  Stewart Lough attended
Wing Course 127 at Sarcee from 4-30 July and
received Instructors Certificate Vickers M.G.
Owing to lack of funds no P.P.O. training was
carried out.
Owing to lack of funds no signal  courses were held.
Authority was granted during the year for an issue
of Vickers and    Lewis Guns and classes were carried
out on these weapons. -43-
15.  General Comments.
a) The general work of the Corps progressed well during
the year. There was an increase in strength from 82
to 101 all ranks.
All ranks of the Corps again donated all their pay
and allowances to Corps funds.
Yearly annual audit of funds was carried out by a
Board appointed for the purpose and the books and
accounts were found correct.
The Ordnance Inspection was satisfactory and revealed
only minor shortages.
(e)  The training in Musketry is handicapped by lack of a
miniature range.  Plans have already been considered
and will be submitted to the Committee on Military
Education as soon as funds will allow.  During the
year 4 Vickers 22 rifles and 5 S.M.L.E. match rifles
with sights and accessories were purchased from
Corps funds.
The matter of uniform was again brought before the
Department of National Defence who approve of the
principle of a distinctive uniform for C.O.T.C and
will provide the same whenever funds are available.
It is hoped that such grant may be included in this
year's Defence vote.  The matter is again being
brought forward through the representative of M.D.
No. 11 at the Infantry Association meeting.
There has been an increasing demand by units of the
local Militia for officers who have received training
in the Corps.
(h)  There were no of discipline of any kind
during the year and the relation between members of
the Corps were excellent. This same feeling existed
between members of the Corps and the P.A.M. Instructors.
The Officer Commanding wishes to record his appreciation for the assistance and co-operation afforded him by the
Chancellor, the President, the Board of Governors, the Committee
on Military Education, the D.O.C M.D. 11 and Staff and to the
O.C.'s 23 Inf. Bde. Artillery Bde. and the B.C. Regt.
Respectfully submitted,
H. F. G. Letson
Officer Commanding. -44-
Dr. H. W. Hill
"Insusceptible Strains" in the Epidemiology of
Human Tuberculosis.
American Review of Tuberculosis, Vol. XXIV, No.3,
September, 1931.
"The Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in the Human."
Issued by the Provincial Board of Health, British
Columbia, 1931.
Dr. D.C.B.Duff:
"Furunculosis of Game Fish"
1932, Progress Report #13. Pacific Biological Station
"Furunculosis in British Columbia"
1932, Trans. American Fisheries Society.
Mr. Jacob Bielj:
# "The Constancy of the Agglutination Test in the Diagnosis
of Pullorum Disease."
Can, Journal of Research, 5: 693-706, 1931.
# "A Note on the Keeping Quality of Salmonella Pullorum
Journal American Vet. Med.  Ass'ne  LXXX,  n.s.  33,  Nc4
April 1932,   pp.   634-636.
"Control of Bacillary White Diarrhoea Infection of
Poultry in British Columbia."
Scientific Agriculture, IX (7), 1929, pp. 414-422.
# Reported under Faculty of Agriculture - Department of
Poultry Husbandry. -45-
Department of Bacteriology (continued)
Mr. Jacob Biely:
"Effect of Pullorum Disease on Second Year Egg
Scientific Agriculture, XI (4), 1930, pp.221-227.
Jacob Biely, C.F.Sawyer, C.M.Hamilton,
.T.Johnson and E. M. Diokinson.
"Accuracy of Three Cooperating Laboratories in
Detecting Pullorum Disease by the Agglutination
Journal American Vet. Med. Ass'n. LXXIX, n.s. 32
(I) 1931, pp. 19-36.
Dr. V.S.Asmundson and Mr. Jacob Biely:
«»^W»»^»»M>»*^^IWW*«MM«W^W»MMI»"*^»^».MW^»*WMWW».*WM^.1iai , ,„ |„l|r npi l.^«|M^..^M—WM^W*—■•■■M^W^a^
# "Inheritance of Resistance to Fowl Paralysis (Beurolymphom-
atosls gaillnarum). I. Differences in Susceptibility,n
Canadian Journal Research, 6: 171-176, 1932.
Jacob Biely, Elvira Palmer and Dr» V.S.Asmundson:
# "Inheritance of Resistance to Fowl Paralysis (Neurolymphom-
atosis gaillnarum). II. On a significant difference in
the incidence of fowl paralysis in two groups of chicks,"
Canadian Journal Research, 6: 374-380, 1932.
Jacob Biely and William Roach:
# "Comparison of Efficiency of the Rapid Whole Bloofi Agglutination Test with the Serum Agglutination Test for Pullorum
Canadian Journal Research, 6: 381-386, 1932.
in a,mmmn„m.^mm i mmmmmB""* ' imwiw-i -■■■ iiw.jiim.—
Dr. A.H.Hutchinson and CC.Lucas:
"The Epithalassa of the Strait of Georgia"
Canadian Journal of Research, 5: 231-284, 4 charts, 27
figures, 1931.
#  Reported under Faculty of %Kviculture - Department of
Poultry Husbandry. -46-
Department of Botany (continued)
Dr. A, H. Hutchinson and C.C.Lucas:
"Density Studies of the waters of the Strait of Georgia."
Accepted for publication, Canadian Journal of Research.*
Dr.A. H. HutchinsonandM.R.Ashton:
"The Effect of Ultra-violet Light upon the Activity of
Enzymes - Diastase -
Accepted for publication Canadian Journal of Research.
Mr. F. Dickson:
"Studies on Sclerotinia sclerotiorum"
Accepted for publication, Memoirs Cornell
Agricultural Experiment Station.
Mr, John Davidson:
"The Flora of British Columbia."
Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society
Vol. 1VI, Part 2, Sept. 1931, Page 201.
"Collaborated with the Provincial Department of
Agriculture in preparation of Illustrated Weed
Bulletin No. 106, issued 1932.
Dr. E. H. Archibald:
Book:   "The Preparation of Pure Inorganic Substances"
John Wiley and Sons,  New York.
Dr. W. F. Seyer:
"The Density and Surface Tension of the Isomers of 2-Pentene
and 2-Methyl-2-butene"
Journal American Chem. Society 53, 3588, 1931.
Dr. John Allardyce, Dr. W.D.Patton and T.MoKeown:
"Is Polycythaemia Vera the Antithesis of Pernicious
Canadian Medical Journal, 1932. ••47—
Department of Chemistry (continued)
Dr. John Allardyce and Dr. V.S.Asmundson
"Further Studies on Fish Oils as a Souroe of
Vitamin D for Poultry"
Scientific Agric.  Vol. 9, 1932.
Dr. J.A, Harris:
"A Study of the Absorption Spectra of Various Series
of Rare Earth Double Nitrates"
Trans. Royal Society, Canada, XXVI, 1932.
D.E.Wylie and Dr. J.A.Harris:
"A Comparison of the Efficiencies of Bromates and Nitrates
in the Separation of the Rare Earth Elements from One
Trans. Royal Society, Canada, XXVI, 1932.
Dr. R. H. Clark, F. L. Fowler and P. Black:
"The Activation of Amylase"
Trans. Royal Society, XXV, III, 99.
Dr. R. H, Clark and R. M. Archibald:
"The Effect of Iodine, Various Aldehydes and Ketones
on Lipase Activity"
Trans. Royal Society, Canada, XXVI, 1932.
R. M. Archibald and Dr. R. H. Clark:
"Anodic Oxidation of Benzene"
Trans. Royal Society, Canada, XXVI, III, 1932
#Desmond Beall, Jacob Biely and Dr. R. H. Clark:
"Preliminary Studies on Activated Ergosterol"
Trans. Royal Society, Canada, XXVI, 57, 1932.
Dr. O.J.Todd:
Book:    "Index to Aristophanes"
Harvard Press 1932
Oxford Press 1932.
#   Reported under Faculty of Agriculture - Department of
Poultry Husbandry.*' -48-
Mr, H* F* Angus:
"Economic Position of Canada"
Mail and Empire, November * 1931.
"The Economic Theory of a State-supported University"
Queen's Quarterly, May, 1932.
"Sundry articles in Vancouver Daily Province on
Economic Questions" e.g. "The Macmillan Report"
"The League of Nations Labour Office on the
ftr. W. A. Carrothers:
"Our Economic System"- Sunday Province, November, 1931
"Education as affected by Economic Conditions" -
The B.C.Teacher, March, 1931.
Mr. J. F. Day:
"The Control of Non-ferrous Metal Production"
Proceedings of the Mining and Metallurgical Institute
of Canada, November, 1931.
"The Curricula in Commerce - North American Universities"
Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Economic Conference,
December, 1931.
Dr. C. W. Topping:
"A series of three articles under the title,
"The Selection, Training and Nurture of Social
Workers in Canada" - Social Welfare, Toronto,
Vol. XIV, Nos. 5, 6 and 8.
Dr. George M. Weir
Book:   "The Report of the Survey of Nursing Education
in Canada"
Toronto University Press - 1932.
Dr. W.L.MacDonald:
"John Dryden" (1631-1700)
Bookman (American) 1931. -49-
Dr. R. W. Brock:
"The importance of Honour Matriculation work in
Medicine and Engineering."
Canadian Universities Conference, 1932.
"The Future of British Columbia"
Dominion Mortgage and Investment Year Book, 1930.
"Technology in the Clay Industry"
Clay Products Co-operative Association.
"Batholithic Intrusion"
Trans. Royal Society of Canada, 1931, See. IV.
Dr. M. Y. Williams:
"Petroleum Situation in Canada"
Canadian Mining Journal, Vol. 53, pp. 363-364.
"The Geological History of the Great Plains of
Western Canada"
Journal of Geology, September, 1932.
"Stratigraphy and Palaeontology of the Peace River
Valley in British Columbia"
Trans. Royal Society of Canada, XXVI, IV, 1932.
"Fauna of Peace River Blook"
Canadian Field Naturalist, February, 1933.
"Mineral Resources of the Peace River Area of
British Columbia"
Bureau of Mines, Victoria.
"Land Movements and Sedimentation"
Geological Society of America, Vol. 43, pp.993-1002
Dr. W. N. Sage:
Articles:  (I) "Spanish Explorers of the British Columbian
Canadian Historical Review, December, 1931. -50-
Dr.  W.  N,   Sage:
(2) "Two Memorials on Marine Drive"
Museum Notes - Vancouver - July, 1931.
Book Reviews:
■——pp—pp*—11   I  who———
(1)  "Zimmermann's Captain Cook" by F. W. Howay, in
Canadian Historical Review, June, 1931.
"The Great Plains" by Walter Presoott Webb,
in Canadian Historical Review, June, 1932.
"The Eskimos of Wales, Alaska", by H. R. Thornton
in Pacific Historical Review, June, 1932.
Mr. F. H. Soward:
Article: "Canadian Public Opinion and the League of
Nations"  July, 1931.
A Memorandum prepared for the study group on
"Public Opinion and League of Nations" in the
Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Book Reviews:
"The Future of Empire and the World Price of
Peace" by W.H.Dawson in Canadian Historical
Review, March, 1932.
"Economic Aspects of Sovereignty"  by R.CHawtrey
in Canadian Historical Review, March, 1932.
(3) "Ten Years of World Co-operation" by the Secretariat
of the League of Nations  in the Journal of Modern
History, December, 1931.
"World Disarmament" by Denys P. Meyers,  in Interdependence,    June,  1932.
(5)       "Canada"  by Alexander Brady,   in International
Affairs,  July, 1932.
"Political Handbook of the World"
Revision of the  section on Canada for the
1932 edition. -51-
Dr.   F.  S.  Nowlan:
"A Note on Primitive  Idempotent Elements of a
Total Matric Algebra."
Bull. American Mathematical Society,  December, 1931.
Dr.  H.  Grayson-Smith:
"The Structure of the Earth's Atmosphere"   ■
Journal- Royal Astronomical Soo.  of Canada,
July and August, 1931.
K.  R.  More  and  O.E.Anderson;
"Note on the Excitation of the Arc Spectrum of
Physical Review, December, 1931.
A. C. Young and A. G. Creelman:
"A Note of the Spectrum of the Corona Discharge in
Air, Oxygen and Nitrogen"
Proceedings Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, 1931,
Dr. C.McLean Fraser:
"Notes on the Ecology of the Cockle, Cardium corbis
Trans. Royal Society, Canada, 25, Sec. V, pp. 59-72.
"Hydroids of Hudson Bay and Hudson Strait"
Contr. Can. Biol, and Fisheries N.S. 6, No. 24,
pp. 477-481.
Mr. G. J. Spencer:
"Further Notes on Rhyncocephalus sackeni. Will.
(Diptera, Nemestrinidae)
Proc. Entomological Society of B.C., 1932. -52-
Department of Zoology (continued)
Mr. G. J. Spencer (continued):
"Epidapus scabies Hopk. as a Greenhouse Pest in
Proc. Entomological Society of B.C., 1932.
"An Important Breeding Place of Clothes Moths in Homes"
The Canadian Entomologist, Vol. LXIII, No. 9, 1931.
"The Commercial Crab Cancer magister Dana in Clayoquot
Sound, Vancouver Island.
The Biological Board of Canada,
Bull. No. XXX, 1932.
Mr. Geoffrey Beall:
"The Life History and Behaviour of the European Earwig
Forficula auricularia L. in British Columbia "
Proc. Entomological "Society of British Columbia, 1932.
Mr. Kenneth Graham:
"Book lice infesting British Columbia Homes"
Proc' Entomological Society of British Columbia, 1932.
"Variations within the Species of the Nemestrinid Fly
Rhyncocephalus. sackeni, Will,
The Canadian Entomologist, Vol. LXIV No. 7, 1932.
Mr. A. H. Finlay:
"Deck participation in the action of reinforced
concrete arches"
Accepted by Civil Engineering
American Society of 01*11.Engineers. -53-
"Forest Club Annual"
Miss' M. fV Gray:    '      "
"The University and the School of Nursing"
Nurses' Alumnae Annual, 1932, Winnipeg,General Hospital.
"The Department of Nursing and Health at the University
of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. "
Rockefeller Foundation (1931) Nursing Volume
"Methods and Problems of Medical Education."
Miss M.E.Kerr:
"Publio Health and Sanitation" a series of ten papers
for the High School Grade XII Correspondence Course,
published by the Department of Education, Victoria, B.C.
CTice. P.A. Boving, and G. B. Boving;
"Weeds and Their Control."
Bulletin No. 106,
Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with
The University of British Columbia,   1932.
Dr. D. G. Laird:
"Bacteriophage and the Root Nodule Bacteria."
Published in Archiv fur. Mikrobiologie,
3.  159-193,   1932.
R.L. Davis and H. M. King:
"Winter Steer Feeding in British Columbia"
Mimeographed for U.B.C. Students.
Dr. B. Eagles and Mr. W, Sadler:
"Nitrogen Distribution in Kingston Cheese-ripening"
Journal of Dairy Research - Vol. Ill, No. 2, 1932.
"Requirements of the Lactic Acid Bacteria"
Nature   -  August 20, 1932. -54-
Department of Dairying (continued)
Dr, B, Eagles and Mr. W. Sadler (continued):
"The Fractional Analysis of Various Nitrogen Sources
used for the Quantitative Determination of the
Sugar-fermenting Abilities of the lactic Aoid
Journal of Dairy Research (In Press)
Dr. B. Eagles, Mr. W. Sadler and Miss Gladys Pendray:
"The Influence of Defined Nitrogen Sources on the
Sugar-fermenting Abilities of Certain lactic
Aoid Bacteria"
Journal of Dairy Research (In Press).
■—■— .■!■   m   i     '        ■       —■»    '■ ■■    i»».i«fy»»ii      ■     ■■■■■»   -lip i ————m—»
Mr.  Jacob Biely:
# "The Constancy of the Agglutination Test in the
Diagnosis of Pullorum Disease"
Canadian Journal of Research 5: 693-706, 1931.
# "A Note on the Keeping Quality of Salmonella Pullorum
Journal Am.  Vet. -Med.  Ass'n.  LXXX, n.s. 33, No. 4,
April 1932,   pp.   634-636.
Dr. V. S. Asmundson and Mr. Jacob Biel
# "Inheritance of Resistance to Fowl Paralysis (Heuroly-
mphomatosis gallinarum). I. Differences in Susceptibility."
Canadian Journal Research 6: 171-176, 1932.
Jacob Biely, Elvira Palmer and Dr. V.S.Asmundson:
# "Inheritance of Resistance to Fowl Paralysis (Neuroly-
mphomatosis gallinarum). II. On a significant diff-
erence in the incidence of Fowl Paralysis in two
groups of chicks."
Canadian Journal Research 6: 374-380, 1932.
#     Reported under Faculty of Arts and Science - Department
of Bacteriology. -55-
Department of Poultry Husbandry (continued)
Jacob Biely and William Roach:
# " Comparison of Ifficiency of the Rapid Whole Blood
Agglutination Test with the Serum Agglutination
Test for Pullorum Disease."
Canadian Journal Research 6: 381-386, 1932.
Dr. V. S. Asmundson and Jacob Biely:
"Fish Meal Supplements for Chicks, Part I"
Scientific Agriculture (In Press).
"Fish Meal Supplements for Chicks Part II"
Scientific Agriculture (In Press).
Jacob Biely and William Roaoh:
■ *mmmm   ■    ■ m         ■ ">"»"w ■« »■■ phiwii^hw ■■■«
"Comparison of Repeated Rapid Whole-blood, Rapid
Serum and Tube Agglutination Tests."
Journal Comp. Path, and Therap. London, England,(In
Jacob Biely and Elvira Palmer:
"WWW" ■   ■  pi phi ill ■ i    it i  i  ,i ,i in i,|.iii——) in  ———»
"Observations on the Gonads of Male Birds Affected
with Fowl Paralysis (Neurolymphomatosis gallinarum)
Can. Jour. Research 7: 293-299, 1932.
Desmond Beall and Jacob Biely:
##"Preliminary Studies on Activated Ergosterol"
Trans. Royal Society of Canada, Vol. XXVI, 57, 1932.
E. A. Lloyd, Dr. V. S. Asmundson and Jacob Biely:
"Feeding for Egg Production"
A Provincial and College of Agriculture Bulletin.
Edition revised 1932.
Dr. V. S. Asmundson and I. M. Lerner:
"Inheritance of Rate of Growth in Domestic Fowl, I."
Methods and Preliminary Report of Results Obtained
with Two Breeds.
Scientific Agriculture. July 1932.
# Reported under Faculty of Arts and Science Dept. of Bacteriology.
# Reported under Faculty of Arts and Science Dept, of Chemistry. -56-
Dr. V.S.Asmundson and I.M.Lerner: continued
"Inheritance of Rate of Growth in Domestic Fowl,II."
Rate of Growth of Single Comb White Leghorns.
Poultry Science Ass'n., Amherst, Mass.
Wilson Henderson, Dr. V.S.Asmundson and Dr. John Allardyce;
IP— I   »■   ■   I   !■  I   II      MP.PP      .11    .       ■ l     ■     i     ■        .11     .J.       ■   —..»      ,i     i.l  -■■    I     I   —■ ■i., — PIi,ii.i.— I ■      II..P.I    .1  ■ ■■■■|P«| ...l—iiP.   —,■■ .1.— ■»■■» hi   —■—i      ^     ii     ■—   —
"Fish Meal Supplements for Chicks, III."
Scientific Agriculture, Vol. 13, No. 4.
Dr. V. S. Asmundson and Dr. John Allardyce:
"Pilchard Oil for Chicks"
Scientific Agriculture (In Press).


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