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 1473
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
The third regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia was held on Wednesday,
February l6th, 1949, at 8:00 p.m. in the Board and Senate
Room.
Present: President N. A. M. MacKenzie (in the
Chair), Mr. H. F. Angus, Dean S. N. F. Chant, Dean F. M.
Clement, Dean G. F. Curtis, Dr. J. Roy Daniells, Dr. C. E.
Dolman, Mr. H. 0. English, Dr. J. M. Ewing, Dean J. N.
Finlayson, Dean W. H. Gage, Major H. C. Holmes, Mr. G. D.
Kennedy, Brig. Sherwood Lett, Mr. •"-. E. Lord, Dr. A. R. Lord,
Mr. W. R. McDougall, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Mr. J. Fred
Muir, Miss Florence S. Mulloy, Mr. F. Read, Dr. W. N. Sage,
Principal K. E. Taylor, Dr. F. A. Turnbull, Dr. H. V.
Warren, Dr. C. A. H. Wright.
Expressions of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Mr. K. P. Caple, Mr. Jacob Biely,
Dr. V. C. Brink, Dr. R. E. Foerster, Dr. R. C. Palmer, Mrs.
S. M. Creighton, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale, Mr. E. D. Fulton.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Muir ) That the minutes of the regular meeting
of December 15th, 1948, be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried.
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Kennedy  )  That the minutes of the special
meeting of January llth, 1949, be
taken as read and adopted.
Carried. 1474
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
Resignation. Dr. W. Kaye Lamb
The Secretary read a letter dated January 15th,
1949, from Dr. Lamb, tendering his resignation as a member
of Senate.
Dean Chant  )
Major Holmes)  That the resignation of Dr. Lamb
be accepted.
Carried.
The Chairman pointed out that under Section 58
of the University Act Senate has the power to fill a
vacancy in the case of an elective member.
Mr. English)
Dr. Ewing ) That Professor Robert T. D. Wallace
of Victoria College be nominated as
a member of Senate to replace Dr.
Lamb, resigned.
Carried.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of Recommendations of Senate
1. Courses for Summer Session, 1949, including new
courses: Education 519, Education 529, Education 551,
Music 310.
2. That two Congregations for conferring degrees be held
in May, 1949.
3. The British Columbia Electric Railway Company Scholarships, subject to final approval by the Company.
Approval. Subject to Concurrence of Senate
The following Directed Reading Courses to be
offered immediately following the close of the regular 1475
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
session in May, 1949 and open only to veterans who require
an   additional three units with or without Summer Session,
to qualify for a degree in October or for admission to Law
in September:
English 408 - Studies in Elizabethan Literature
(3 units)
Psychology 201 - Social Psychology (3 units).
The Board approved these courses on the understanding that
they would be offered only if the total registration is
sufficient to cover the costs involved.
Major Holmes)
Dean Gage       )     That these courses be   approved
subject to the conditions  stated.
Carried.
The Board of Governors, at its meeting on
January 31st, 1949, learned that the terms of the scholarships proposed by the B. C, Electric Railway Company had
been confirmed by that Company.  The Board at the same
meeting approved the acceptance, subject to acceptance by
Senate, of the following medal, scholarships, and bursaries:
The William Brand Young Medal, the Theta Chapter of Sigma
Phi Delta Fraternity Bursary, the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter
of Kappa Sigma Fraternity Bursary, the Delta Zeta Chapter
of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority Bursary, the Sigma Epsilon
Chapter of Zeta Psi Fraternity Bursary, the Vancouver Quota
Club Bursary, the Alvin Cunningham Bursary, the Eva and
John Bene Scholarship, the Rotary Club of New Westminster
Bursary, the Baynes-Mahning Bursary. It was noted that
details of these awards would be presented later in the 1476
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
agenda under the report of the Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries.
Before introducing the next item on the agenda,
the Calendar material for 1949-50, the Chairman asked
permission to deal with the report of the Committee
appointed to Examine the Organization of the University.
Report of the Committee appointed to Examine
the Organization of the University
Dean Chant, Chairman, presented the report of the
Committee on the Organization of the University as adopted
at the meeting of January 7th, which reads, in major part,
as follows:
"Within a Faculty departments appear to fall,
at present, into one or other of two categories.
Generally speaking, those of the first category,
with which this Committee is concerned, are
characterized as follows:
(a) their courses are mainly professional or
vocational in character;
(b) they offer a specialized curriculum leading
to a distinctive degree;
(c) because their courses are ordinarily
restricted to students following the
specialized curriculum, their policies do
not generally affect policies in other
departments to any great extent;
(d) they have a relationship with outside
professional bodies, which is not only
desirable, but is necessary because of
professional requirements which must be
considered when designing the curriculum;
(e) they have, therefore, special problems which
in many other universities have given rise to
a somewhat different position than that
belonging to a department. 1477
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
The committee, therefore, recommends:
(1) that within a Faculty and under the Dean of
the Faculty, departments falling in the first
category described above may, on approval by
Senate and the Board of Governors, be designated
as "schools" and their heads as "directors".
(2) that faculty consist of members of "faculty"
status in all the departments and schools of
which the Faculty is composed;
(3) that the Dean of the Faculty, in consultation
with the Director, appoint a council for each
school consisting of all members of "faculty"
status in the school and representatives of
closely related departments;
(4) that any matters pertaining only to the school
be referred to the council of the school; any
matters dealt with by the council of the school
may, at the discretion of the Dean, be referred
to the Faculty;
(5) that all other academic matters be referred to
the faculty;
(6) that Senate, at its discretion and on request
of the council, permit the Director of the
school to present in person to Senate matters
of special interest to the school.
The committee wishes to point out that adoption
of the above recommendations would not prevent any
department or school from becoming a Faculty, if
Senate and the Board of Governors so decide. It
would, however, without additional cost, or alteration to the University Act, provide a wider latitude
in meeting problems of organization.
Members of the committee feel that the scheme
meets all the requirements considered desirable by
those departments with special problems. Furthermore,
by such an arrangement, the Director of a school
would be relieved from the necessity of dealing with
many matters which have no direct bearing on his
school, and would be given greater freedom of action
in dealing with his special problems more expeditiously than if all matters had to be referred to
faculty. " 1478
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage ) That this report be approved in
principle.
Carried.
Mr. Angus then presented a recommendation for the
organization of the proposed School or Faculty of Graduate
Studies as approved by the Committee on Ph.D. Studies and
the Committee on the Organization of the University.
Dr. Sage )
Dr. Swing)  That Senate advise and consent to the
establishment by the Board of a Faculty
of Graduate Studies.
Carried.
Mr. Angus    )
Mr. a. E. Lord) That, subject to approval by the
Board of the preceding resolution,
the following constitute the
membership of the Faculty of
Graduate Studies:
(a) President  of the University
(b) Dean of Graduate Studies
(c) Dean of Administrative and
Inter-Faculty Affairs
(d) Deans of Faculties offering
Graduate work
(e) Librarian
(f) Heads of Departments offering
Graduate work
(g) Heads of Departments offering
auxiliary courses for the
Ph.D. degree
(h) All Instructors of Faculty
ranking who normally give
courses designed for
Graduate students only
(i) All Instructors who are members
of a Ph.D. Candidates'
Committee (to be reported
each year for the Head of
the Department concerned).
Carried. 1479
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
From the Faculties:
Faculty of Arts and Science
The Secretary read the following resolution
which was adopted at an adjourned meeting of the Faculty
of Arts and Science on February 9th, 1949:
"(a)  That in the opinion of this Faculty a reduction
in the budget will lead to a deterioration in
the standard of teaching unless at the same time
there can be some consolidation of existing
courses.
"(b)  That copies of this resolution be sent to the
President, the Board of Governors, and the
Senate."
Dean Gage    )
Mr. A. E. Lord)  That this resolution be received.
Carried.
Calendar.  1949-50
Dean Gage reported  on the changes proposed in
the Calendar material for the Faculty of Arts and Science,
all  of which had been circulated to the members of  Senate.
The following changes were noted:
(1) The requirements for admission to  the  Teacher
Training course,   page 152.
Dean Gage )
Dean Chant)  That these changes be adopted.
Carried.
(2) A revised statement  concerning the re-reading
of examination papers and a recommendation that
the fee for re-reading be  increased from $2.00
to $5.00  in accordance with the recommendations
submitted by the Faculties in response to the
request of Senate. 1480
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
Dean Gage  )
Dr. Daniells) That this revised statement be
adopted; that the placement in the
Calendar of this announcement be
left in the hands of the Calendar
Committee; and that the increased
fee be recommended to the Board.
Carried.
(3) Amendments in Paragraphs 6,   8 and 9,  Pages 154-6.
Dean Gage )
Dean Chant) That these amendments be approved.
Carried.
(4) New courses and courses dropped as listed under
Departments, pages 156-272.
Dean Gage )
Dean Chant) That the new courses listed be
approved, subject to financial
and other considerations.
Carried.
Dean Chant stated that any new courses would have to be
within the limits of the budget already struck for the
various departments, and that some revision of the
Calendar material might prove necessary.
Dean Gage presented a recommendation of the
Department of Physical Education that Physics be changed
from "required" to a "recommended" course in the B.P.E.
curriculum.
Dean Gage   )
Dean Chant)     That  this  change be   approved.
Carried.
Dean Finlayson presented the proposed changes in
the Calendar for the Faculty of Applied Science, as
circulated, 1481
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
Dean Finlayson)
Dean Chant   )  That the Calendar Material for
the Faculty of Applied Science
be approved as presented, subject
to necessary financial provision
for new courses.
Carried.
Dean Clement reported for the Faculty of
Agriculture and asked that line two in the Curriculum
Changes, as circulated, be deleted.
Dean Clement)
Dean Curtis )  That, with this amendment, the
changes in Calendar material
proposed for the Faculty of
Agriculture be approved.
Carried.
Dean Curtis presented the changes in Calendar
Material for the Faculty of Law, and stated that under
page 399, paragraph 3, in the changes as circulated, the
words "for admission" should be inserted following
"considered".
Dean Curtis  )
Professor Read)  That, with this amendment, the
changes listed in the Calendar
material for the Faculty of Law
be approved.
Carried.
Professor Angus presented the material for the
Calendar on Graduate Studies,   including the following
recommendations:
(1) That the  degree of Master of Forestry  (M.F.)
be authorized.
(2) That the Ph.D.   degree be  offered in the  Department
of Forestry,  in co-operation with the Departments
of Biology and Botany,   and Zoology;  and in the
Department  of  Geology:   in both cases subject to
financial considerations. 1482
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
(3) A change in the general regulations governing the
Ph.D. degree was noted providing for alternative
admissions: either the M.A., in which case the course
might be shortened to two years, or an honours
B.A. in which case the course would be three years.
(4) A change in the minimum requirements for admission
to a Master's course from a Second Class Average to:
(a) An honours Bachelor's degree, or
(b) A general course degree with first class
standing in at least two of the prerequisite
courses and second class standing in the
remaining courses.
Professor Angus)
Dr. Wright    ) That the Calendar Material covering
graduate courses, including these
recommendations, be approved.
Carried.
The Chairman pointed out that the proposal to offer graduate
work in Forestry was contingent upon the financial contributions made to that Department by the forest industries in
the Province, and that if these grants should be withdrawn
it would be necessary to reconsider the proposals. He
pointed out further that the proposal to offer a Ph.D. in
that Department would probably be contingent upon further
financial assistance from outside sources.
At the suggestion of Professor Angus it was
agreed that for the Spring of 1949 Master's degrees would
be conferred by the Faculties in which the students have
registered in the current session.
Requirements for University Entrance
and Senior Matrioulation
The following recommendation in regard to the
Requirements for University Entrance and Senior 1483
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Matriculation, 1950, was approved by the Faculties of Arts
and Science, Applied Science, Agriculture, and Law at their
meetings in February:
"That the regulations re University Entrance
Scholarship subjects be changed to read:
'English VI and four of the following:
Mathematics V (new course) or Mathematics 91,
etc.,'
(as in Requirements, 1949, p. 25)."
Dean Clement)
Dean Gage  ) That the above noted change be
approved.
Carried.
Letter of the Minister of Eduoation
"concerning the High School Curriculum
(Circulated)
A letter dated December 6th, 1948, was received
from the Minister of Education by Senate at its meeting on
December 15th, 1948, and referred to the Faculties for
consideration. The Minister asked Senate ratification of
the following recommendations which affect University
Entrance and Senior Matriculation:
1. That no elective courses taken in Senior High
School and numbered below 100 shall carry credit
for Senior Matriculation or First Year of
University.
2. That, to encourage interest and scholarship,
elective courses be offered in most secondary
school subjects over and above the basic
requirements for University Entrance.  This
is now the case in Science and Mathematics
and it is proposed to extend the principle
to other subject fields.
3. That, whereas no student will be able to complete
the required and elective courses in all subjects,
provision be made in Senior Matriculation and in
First Year University for courses to be designated
as Higher and Pass Courses, or some such nomenclature. 1484
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
Both of these should carry full academic credit
for the year. Students showing four years of
continuous study of a subject in High School
would enroll in the Higher Course, students
showing only the basic requirement for University Entrance in a subject would enroll in the
Pass Course.
4. That students seeking University Entrance shall
show the basic requirements in all subjects and
a specified number of subjects in which they
have completed four years of continuous study.
5. That a student who has completed four years of
High School, irrespective of the course taken,
shall be entitled to Senior Matriculation
standing if he succeeds in passing the Senior
Matriculation examinations in the prescribed
subjects.
6. That the three presently offered courses,
General Science III, IV and V be revised into
two courses, which shall meet the basic
requirements for University Entrance, to be
followed by the elective courses Physics 91,
Chemistry 91, and Biology 91, as they operate
at present.
7. That in the languages, Latin, Greek, Erench,
German, Spanish, an introductory and exploratory
course be offered in Grade VIII, to be followed
by two further years of language study, which
shall meet the basic requirements for University
Entrance, to be further followed by two years
of elective courses, for those whose interest is
in languages.  This makes a five-year course
possible.
These recommendations were considered by the Faculties at
their meetings in February.  The following resolution
adopted by the Faculty of Arts and Science embodies the
action of the other Faculties:
"That we approve in principle the recommendations
contained in this letter, with the exception of
Clause 5, subject to further consideration of
(1) the number and choice of subjects in which
candidates will be required to complete four years
of continuous study, and (2) the effect of the new
organization on the finances of the University." 1485
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
Dean Gage    )
Dr. A. R. Lord)  That Senate approve the recommendations of the Faculty of
Arts and Science.
Carried.
Re Request for Later Opening and
Closing of the University Session
The Secretary reported that the request for a
later opening and closing of the University Session had
been considered by all Faculties and that they had all
recommended that no changes be made. It was agreed that
this recommendation be approved and that the bodies
requesting a change be advised of the decision and the
reasons for it.
Results of Christmas Examinations
Summaries of the results of the Christmas
examinations were received from the Faculties.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That the reports of the results of the
Christmas examinations be received.
Carried.
Reports of Committees
On Prizes. Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Gage, Chairman, reported that the British
Columbia Electric Railway Company had approved the terms
of award for the scholarships that were presented to
Senate for tentative acceptance at its meeting on
December 15th, 1948. i486
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
Dean Gage   )
Dean Chant)     That  letters  of thanks be  sent to
Mr. Murrin, Mr.  Cunningham,  and
Dr.   Grauer.
Carried.
Dean Gage presented details  of the  following
prizes,   scholarships and bursaries for approval by or
information of Senate:
(1) The British Columbia  Telephone Company renewal of
grant of   $2,500.00 for  scholarships for  the
Session 1949-50;
(2) The  intention of the Vancouver Branch of  the United
Empire Loyalists Association  of Canada to offer a
medal and prize,  as in the  past,  and to increase
the prize from $25.00 to  $35.00;
(3) The  offer of Mr.  T.   Ingledow to increase his two
prizes from $50.00 each to $75.00 each;
(4) The  offer of  the Transportation and Customs Bureau
of the Vancouver Board of Trade to provide a prize
of  $75.00  in May,   1949,   for the best  report  submitted in the course Commerce 443 on one of the
phases of transportation,  namely rail,  water,
highway and air.
(5) The  offer of the B.   C.   Tree Fruits Limited to
repeat its offer of three special prizes of
$100.00  each to students in Commerce  for highest
standing in Geography 102.
(6) The William Brand Young Medal for Architecture,
under the following terms of award:
This award will be made to the student  in
the Fifth Year of Architecture who produces
the best  solution to a  Design Problem in
community planning or  civic  design.     The
problem will be   set by the  Department  in
consultation with Mr.  Young.
(7) The  offer of the National Paper Box Company Limited
to make available again in the  Session 1949-50 two
bursaries of $200.00 each,  under the   same terms as
in 1948-49;  one bursary for Agriculture and the
other for Commerce. 1487
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Wednesday,  February 16,   1949
(8) The New Westminster Rotary Club Bursary,  under
the following terms of award:
A bursary of $250.00,  the gift of the Rotary
Club of New Westminster,   is available for
undergraduates whose homes are in the New
Westminster district and who are taking a
full course of  study in any year and faculty
at the University.     To be  eligible for consideration applicants must have high scholastic
standing and need of financial assistance.
Winners of this bursary will  be   selected by
the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships,  and Bursaries.    Applications,
on forms available at the Registrar's Office,
must be  submitted to the Registrar not  later
than August  15th.
(9) The Alvin Cunningham Bursary,   on the following
terms:
A bursary of  $200.00,   the   gift  of Alvin
Cunningham,  is available annually for a
student  entering the Second or Third Year
of the  course in Pharmacy.     The award will
be made by the  Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes,   Scholarships,   and  Bursaries,   on
the recommendation  of  the Head of the
Department,   to a  student who has shown
definite ability and has need of financial
assistance.     Applications,  on forms
available at the Registrar's Office, must
be submitted to the Registrar not later
than August  15th.
(10)     The Elsie Scobee Carpenter Memorial Bursary,
offered by the Vancouver Quota Club, under the
following terms of award:
A bursary of  $100.00,   given by the Vancouver
Q,uota Club in memory of Elsie  Scobee Carpenter,
is available annually for a woman student who
has completed at least two years in Commerce
and is proceeding to further work in that
course.     Should no  student  in Commerce be able
to qualify,   the bursary will be available for
a student whose major work is in Economics.
The award will be made to a student who has
high  scholastic  standing and  is in need of
financial assistance.     Applications,  on forms
available at the Registrar's Office, must be
received by the Registrar not  later than
August 15th.
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(11) The Baynes Manning Limited Bursary,  under the
following terms:
A bursary of $250.00,   the gift of Baynes
Manning Limited,   contractors-engineers,   is
available annually for undergraduate students
in any year of engineering.     This award will
be made to a  student who has a good academic
record and who  has need of financial  assistance
for  continuing his studies.     Applications,   on
forms available  at the Registrar's Office,
must be  submitted to the Registrar not later
than August 15th.
(12) The Bene Scholarship,  under the  following terms:
A scholarship of approximately $150.00,   the
gift of Eva and John Bene  is available annually
for  students taking the Honours course or
graduate  studies in Psychology,  and who are
proceeding to further work in this field at
this or any approved University.     The award
will be made on the recommendation of the
Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,  Scholarships and Bursaries,   in consultation with the
Department,   to a  student who is  in need of
financial assistance,   and who shows merit and
promise in the field of Psychology.
(13) The offer of the Admiral Jellicoe Chapter of the
I.O.D.E. to again donate two bursaries of $50.00
each for veteran students at the University.
(14) The Sigma Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Psi Fraternity
Bursary, under the following terms:
A bursary of  $50.00,   the gift of  Sigma
Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Psi Fraternity,   is
available annually for a male undergraduate
student  in any year and faculty.     The award
will be made to a  student  of good  scholastic
standing,  who is in need of financial
assistance.    Applications,   on forms available
at   the Registrar's Office,  must  be received
not later than August 15th.
(15) The Theta Chapter  of Sigma Phi Delta Bursary,  under
the following terms: 1489
Wednesday,  February 16,   1949
A bursary of  $50.00,   the  gift  of  the  Theta
Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity,  will
be available annually for a male undergraduate
in any year of the Faculty of Applied Science.
The award will be made to a   student  who has
good  scholastic   standing and who,   without
financial assistance,   would be unable  to
continue his course.    Applications,   on forms
available at the Registrar's Office,  must be
received by the Registrar not  later than
August  15th.
(16) The Delta Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Gamma Delta
Sorority, under the  following terms:
A bursary of $50.00,   the gift  of  the Delta
Zeta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority,
is available annually for a woman undergraduate student   in any year and faculty.
The  award will  be made to a  student of good
scholastic  standing who is  in need of
financial assistance.     Applications,   on forms
available  at the Registrar's Office,  must be
received by the Registrar not later than
August 15th.
(17) The Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Sigma
Fraternity Bursary,  under terms as follow:
A bursary of   $50.00,   the gift of the Epsilon
Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity,
is available annually for  a male undergraduate
student  in any year and  faculty.     The award
will  be made to a  student  of  good  scholastic
standing who  is  in need of  financial assistance.
Applications,   on forms available at the
Registrar's Office,  must   be received by the
Registrar not  later than August  15th.
(18) ,The British Columbia Chapter of Delta Upsilon
Fraternity Bursary,  under terms as follow:
A bursary of  $50.00,   the  gift of  the British
Columbia  Chapter of Delta Upsilon Fraternity,
is  available annually for a male undergraduate
student in any year and faculty.     The award
will be made to a  student  of  good scholastic
standing who is  in need of  financial assistance.
Applications,  on forms available at the
Registrar's Office,  must be received by the
Registrar not later than August 15th. 1490
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(19) The offer of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
Alumnae to provide the following financial
assistance:
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority A.lumnae Fund
Through an annual contribution of $100.00
by the Alumnae of the Kappa Kappa Gamma
Sorority, a fund has been established to
assist women students who are in need of
special financial assistance.  This fund,
which is administered by the Dean of Women,
is intended to provide aid in emergency
situations.
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Alumnae Bursary
A bursary of $100.00, provided by a trust
fund created and maintained by annual
contributions from the Alumnae of the
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, is available
annually for a woman undergraduate in any
year and faculty, who has good scholastic
standing and need of financial assistance.
The award will be made by the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships, and
Bursaries, in consultation with the ^ean
of Women. Applications, on forms available
at the Registrar's Office, must be received
by the Registrar not later than August 15th.
(20) The Phi Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon
Fraternity Bursary, under the following terms:
A bursary of $50.00, the gift of the Phi
Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon
Fraternity, is available annually for a
male undergraduate student in any year and
faculty.  The award will be made to a
student of good scholastic standing who is
in need of financial assistance. Applications,
on forms available at the Registrar's Office,
must be received by the Registrar not later
than August 15th.
(21) The offer of the Worthington Chapter, I.O.D.E.,
to again offer a bursary of $100.00 for a veteran
student in need of financial assistance, in any
year or faculty.
(22) The Triple Entente Chapter, I.O.D.E. Bursary,
under the following terms:
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Wednesday,   February 16,   1949
A bursary  of  $75.00,   the gift  of  the  Triple
Entente Chapter of the I.O.D.E.,   is available
for veterans.    This award will be given to a
student  in the Faculty of Applied Science.
To be  eligible,   the student must have
financial need and high scholastic  standing.
Applications,   on forms available at the
Registrar's Office,  must be received by the
Registrar not  later than August 15th.
(23)    The B.  C. Psychological Association Bursary, under
the following tentative terms of award:
A bursary of $50.00,  the gift  of the B.  c.
Psychological Association,   is available for
a student taking the Honours course in
Psychology.     This award will be made to  a
student completing the Third year  of  the
course and proceeding to the Fourth year.
To be  eligible,   the applicant must have
good scholastic   standing and need of
financial  assistance.     Applications on
forms available  at  the Registrar's Office,
must be received by the Registrar not later
than August 15th.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Chant)     That the bursaries,  prizes and
scholarships as listed above be
accepted and that letters of thanks
be  sent  to the donors.
Carried.
Dean Gage reported further that a prize of $150.00 was
offered by Mr.  Hugh Martin,  on behalf of the Community
Planning Association of Canada, Vancouver Branch,  for
award to the student  preparing the  best design for a
Cultural  Centre such as may be required by a city similar
to Vancouver,  and that this prize was won by Mr.  Ray Toby,
4th Year Architecture.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Chant)    That this student's name be included
in the general list and that a letter
of thanks be sent Mr. Martin.
Carried. 1492
Wednesday,  February 16,   1949
A Dean  Gage presented the following recommendation of  the
Committee,  with reference to appointments of graduate
students as assistants:
"The Committee recommends that  certain of
these graduate assistants,  who have outstanding
records and who are taking graduate work,   be
designated by Senate as University Fellows
(e.g.,   Fellow in Ceramics),  and  that  their
assistant ships be known as University Fellowships.
In order to maintain the  jurisdiction of the
Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, 'Scholarships,
and Bursaries over all  academic awards,   it is
suggested that in future,  Departments recommend
to that Committee the names of those to whom
they wish this designation to be given.     Such
recommendations will  be dealt with in accordance
with the usual procedure covering present
scholarships and fellowships.     It is further
recommended that  all appointments of assistants
be channelled through the  Joint Faculty Committee
on Prizes,  Scholarships,  and Bursaries,  for its
information only and not its approval.     Only
•those for whom the designation of Fellow is
desired will  require the recommendation to Senate
by the Committee.     In having available  the  names
of all assistants,   however,   the Committee will
know what sources of income are open to a student
and how much  outside work he has to handle  in
addition to his  studies.     It  is  emphasized that
the  rights  of  Departments in the appointments of
assistants will in no way be  jeopardized.
The Committee further recommends that the
details be  worked out  by the Faculty Committee
on Prizes,  Scholarships,  and Bursaries,   in
consultation with Heads of  Departments.     These
details include methods of  procedure, minimum
amounts for  fellowships,   etc."
Dean Gage )
Dr. Warren) That the above noted recommendations
of the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries be approved.
Carried.
On Honorary Degrees
9 Tile following recommendations were received,  on 1493
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
the assumption that there will be two Congregations in the
Spring, 1949:
That the degree of D.Sc. be conferred on Dean
F. M. Clement
That the degree of LL.D. be conferred on Dr.
Homer A. Thompson, distinguished archaeologist,
and on Professor Basil Mathews.
It was recommended further that the degree of LL.D. be
offered to Mr. Dana Wilgress, Canadian High Commissioner
to the United Kingdom, and to Dr. Alfred Rive, Canadian
High Commissioner to New Zealand, on the understanding that
the degrees would be conferred when the recipients could
conveniently attend a regular Congregation of the University.
Professor Angus)
Dr. A. K. Lord ) That the recommendations of the
Committee on Honorary Degrees be
approved.
Carried.
The Committee also recommended that if the next Bostock
Lecture should be given by the Rt. Hon. #. E. MacKenzie
King, the degree of LL.D. should be conferred on him, and
asked for approval in principle by Senate of this
recommendation.
Professor Angus)
Mr. Kennedy   )  (1) That the President be
authorized to write the Rt. Hon.
W. L. MacKenzie King on this
understanding; and (2)  that
the President and the Committee
on Honorary Degrees be authorized
to consider certain individuals
in the field of Agriculture and
others for honorary degrees at
the Spring Congregations, and
that members of Senate be
consulted before final action
is taken.
Carried. 1494
Wednesday, February l6, 1949
Committee on Ceremonies
The following recommendations were received from
the Committee on Ceremonies:
That May 12th and May 13th be set as dates for the
Spring Congregations, and that the degrees of
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, and Master
of Arts be conferred on May 13th and that all other
earned degrees be conferred on May 12th.
Further that Convocation be changed from May 12th
to May 13th, since most graduating students in
Arts will not receive their degrees before May 13th,
and that due publicity be given this change of the
date announced in the Calendar.
Brig. Lett    )
Mr. A. S# Lord) That the recommendations of the
Committee on Ceremonies be
approved.
Carried.
Committee on Prof essois Emeriti
Dr. Sage reported the following recommendation
of the Committee on Emeritus Professors:
That Dr. George M. Weir be appointed Professor
Emeritus in recognition of his great services
and close association for many years with the
University of British Columbia both as a member
of the teaching staff and as Minister of
Education.
Dr. Sage  )
Dean Chant)  That the recommendation of the
Committee on Professors Emeriti
be approved.
Carried.
Library Committee
It was agreed that the Nineteenth Report of the
Library Committee to the Senate, covering the period
September, 1947 to August, 1948, which was tabled at the 1495
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
meeting of December 15th, 1948, be returned to an early
position in the agenda of the next regular meeting.
Committee on Faoulty Affairs, re Tenure
Recommendations, submitted by the President's
Committee on Faculty Affairs, regarding tenure, promotions,
policy for future appointments, and status of the present
teaching staff, were received.  It was agreed that this
report be received and that the members of Senate be
requested to make any relevant suggestions to the Chairman,
either verbally or in writing; and that further opportunity
for consideration of this report be given to Senate at a
later meeting.
Annual Report of Department of
University Extension
Because of the length of the meeting, this report
was left on the table to be placed earlier on the agenda of
the next regular meeting of Senate.
Speakers for Annual Congregation
The Chairman suggested, and the meeting agreed,
that Dean $,  M. Clement be asked to give the Congregation
Address on May 12th and that the matter of a speaker for
May 13th be left with the President for further consideration.
Correspondence Courses for Credit
A memorandum dated December 21st, 194 8, was
received from Dr. G. M. Shrum with reference to correspondence 1496
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
courses and evening classes for credit.
Mr. McDougall)
Dean Gage   ) That a Committee be set up to study
this matter, to report to the
Faculties for recommendation to
Senate.
Carried.
Corre spondence
Resolutions on Inter-University Relations passed
by the Congress of Universities of the Commonwealth, in
Oxford, July, 1948, were received and ordered tabled.
Other Business
At the special meeting of Senate on January llth,
1949, the Chair was authorized to call another special
meeting at a suitable time, to discuss recommendations of
departments concerned with the provision of certain courses
in religious education.  In this connection the Chairman
reported that he had heard from only one department to date.
The Chairman reported that he had received a
letter from Dean Gage, written in consultation with Dean
Buchanan, and growing out of a request that the University
accept some responsibility for the B. C. Institute of
Music and Drama through affiliation or otherwise.
Dr. Sage  )
Maj. Holmes) That the Chair be authorized to
appoint a Committee to look into
the question of the future of
musical education at the University.
Carried.
The Chair thereupon named the following Committee: 1497
Wednesday,  February 16,   1949
Committee on Music
Dean W.  H.   Gage   (Chairman)
Dr.  J.  Roy Daniells
Dr.  .*..   R.   Lord
Mr.   H.  N.  MacCorkindale
Dr.   G.  M.   Shrum
Dean S.  N.  F.   Chant
Professor W.   G.  He slop
Professor F.   Read
Dr.  Joyce Hallamore
Professor Hunter C.  Lewis
Dr.  iVi. M. Mclntyre
Professor R.  M.   Clark
Mrs.   J.   Coulthard Adams
Professor Harry Adaskin
Dean M.   D.   Mawdsley
President  N.  .a.  M. MacKenzie)
Mr.   C.  B.   Wood )     Ex-officio
A request  was presented by the Chair  that  a
committee be set up in Senate to define certain functions
of the ^ean of  Women,   particularly in relation to women
in residence.
Dr. A. R. Lord)
Dean Clement  )  That the Chair be authorized to
appoint a Committee for this
purpose.
Carried.
The Chairman asked the Dean of Women to submit a statement
of reference for the consideration of this Committee, and
named the following personnel:
Committee to Consider Functions of a Dean of Women
Dean S. N. F. Chant (Chairman)
Mrs.   S. M.   Creighton
Dean M.   D.  Mawdsley
Dean G.  F.   Curtis
Miss Charlotte Black
Mrs. Stanley Read
Dean F. M. Clement
Dean W. H. Gage
Miss Elizabeth V. Thomas (Acadia Camp)
President N. A. M. MacKenzie)
Mr. C. B. Wood ) Ex-officio 1498
Wednesday, February 16, 1949
The Chairman asked Senate for an expression of
opinion as to whether or not copies of the minutes of
Senate should be sent to the Minister of Education, as is
done with the minutes of the Board of Governors.
Dr.  A.   R.  Lord)
Mr.  McDougall   )     That   the minutes  of  Senate be
forwarded to the Minister of
Education,   for his information.
Carried.
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. A. E. Lord) That the meeting adjourn.
Carried.
Secretary.
Chairman.

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