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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] Apr 4, 1946

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Array 1207
April 4th, 1946.
A Special Meeting of the Senate of the University of
British Columbia was held on Thursday, April 4th, 1946, at
8:00 p.m., in the Board and Senate Room.
Present: President N. A. M. MacKenzie (in the Chair),
Dean D. Buchanan, Dean J. N. Finlayson, Dean F. M. Clement,
Dr. 0. J. Todd, Mr. W. H. Gage, Dr. H. J. MacLeod, Mr. F.A.
Forward, Dr. J. C. Berry, Dr. G. H. Harris, Mr. F. Read, Mr.
A. R. Lord, Mr. H. 0. English, Mr. W. R. McDougall, Dr. J.M.
Ewing, Dr. J. G. Brown, Dr. H. R. Trumpour, Mrs. K. M.
Beckett, Mr. K. P. Caple, Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, Dr. A. B.
Schinbein, Dr. F. A. Turnbull, Dr. A.E.D. Grauer, Miss
Florence S. Mulloy.
Regrets for their inability to be present were
received from Chancellor E. W. Hamber, Dean G. F. Curtis,
Mrs. Sally Murphy Creighton, Mr. A. E. Lord, Dr. Sherwood
Lett, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale, Dr.
W. N. Sage, Dr. C.A.H. Wright and Dr. J. F. Walker.
As this was a special meeting the minutes of the
last regular meeting were not considered.
At the suggestion of the Chairman the order of the
Agenda was reversed.
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
The following offers of scholarships and prizes had
been accepted by the Board of Governors subject to the
approval of Senate:
1.  The H. R. MacMillan Export Company, Limited, Prizes
Through the generosity of the H.R. MacMillan
Export Company, prizes to the total of $750.00 are
available annually for undergraduates registered in
the Forestry course.  This sum will be divided into
three equal parts, to provide a first prize of
$150.00, and a second prize of $100.00 for the two
best reports on each of three specified subjects.
Full details regarding the subjects may be obtained 1208
April 4th, 1946.
from the Head of the Department of Forestry. The
awards will be made by the Joint Faculty Committee
on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries in consultation with the Head of the Department.
Mr. Gage    )
Mr. McDougall) That these prizes be accepted and
a letter of thanks sent to the
2. The Ingledow Prizes in Electrical Engineering
Two prizes of $50.00 each, the gift of Mr. T.
Ingledow, are available for undergraduates in
Electrical Engineering who are members of the Student Branch of the American Institute of Electrical
Engineers.  One of these prizes will be awarded
to a Third Year student for proficiency in the
laboratory work of the courses E.E.2 and 3, and the
other to a Fourth Year student for proficiency in
the laboratory work of E.E.12.  In making the awards,
emphasis will be placed on the neatness, accuracy
and completeness of laboratory reports, and on
practical ability in experimental work.  The awards
will be made on the recommendation of the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
Mr.   Gage     )
Dr.   Grauer)  That these  prizes be accepted and
a letter of thanks be sent to the
3. The Nat Bell Bursary
A bursary of  $150.00,  given by Angela  Bell
in memory of her father, will be awarded annually
to a student registered in any year and any Faculty.
The award will be made on the recommendation of the
Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,   Scholarships,
and Bursaries  to  a  student who has outstanding
ability and financial need.    Applications,  on forms
available in the Registrar's Office, must be
received by the  Registrar not  later than August 15th.
Mr.   Gage )
Dean Buchanan)  That this  bursary be accepted and
a letter of thanks be  sent to
the donor.
Carried 1209
April 4th,  1946.
Mr.   Gage,   Chairman of the Joint Faculty Committee
on Prizes,  Scholarships and Bursaries,  recommended that
the  several minor changes  in the terms of award  of the
Comineo Fellowship, as requested by the Consolidated Mining
and Smelting  Company,   be  approved.     The  changes concerned
the wording regarding the amount,  the date of application,
government regulations,   payment of instalments,   publication
of results of research,   and patents.
Mr.   Gage)
Dr.   Todd)   That  Senate approve the changes
subject to agreement with the donors
as  to the final date for receiving
Mr.   Gage stated that minor changes in  the terms of
other scholarships  required the approval of Senate as
(a) A slight  change in the Shell Oil Company,   Limited,
Fellowship for Research opening the fellowship to
the  fields of Geology and Geophysics.
Mr.   Gage     )
Dr.   Grauer)  That  Senate approve this change
in the wording.
(b) A change in the title of the Standard Oil Company
of British Columbia Limited Scholarship and an
increase in value from $600.00 to $1100.00.
Mr.   Gage       )
Mr.   Forward)  That this scholarship be changed
to a  fellowship and that a letter
of  thanks be sent to the donors
for the  increase in amount.
Dean Clement presented the proposed Agrologists Act. 1210
April 4th, 1946.
This was brought before the Senate of the University of
British Columbia
(a) because in it the Senate is asked to approve the
standing of the university or college whose graduates
seek membership in the 3. c. Institute of Agrologists,
(b) because the University of 3ritish Columbia is asked
to conduct examinations for the Institute of Agrologists if the standing of the applicant is not the
equivalent of that of a graduate in Agriculture of
the University of British Columbia.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Harris  ) That, if the proposed Agrologists Act
is enacted, Senate is willing to accept
the responsibility imposed upon it,
and that, in that event, a committee
be appointed to:
(i) keep in close touch with the B.C.
Institute of Agrologists
(ii) report to Senate
(iii) make such recommendations from time
to time as are considered advisable.
Dr. MacLeod suggested that a clause be inserted in
the Act exempting examiners from lawsuits.
Report on the Physical Education Programme
In accordance with the recommendation of the last
regular meeting of Senate a report on the results of the
Physical Education programme as carried out in the Session
1945-46 was received together with the following recommendations of the Senate Committee regarding Physical Education for the coming session. These recommendations were
considered section by section. 1211
April 4th,   1946.
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~* 9 1.   (a) That the Physical Education programme  for 1946-47
be approved and included in the University Calendar with the addition of the following ammendments
> recommended  by the  Faculty of Arts at  their
meeting on February 27,   1946:
"Students who enter with Senior Matriculation
or equivalent, with the  exception  of   ex-service
- personnel and members  of military units operating
on the campus,   will be required to take the
Physical education courses during their first
year at the University and for one year only."
"Students who  enter with a standing equivalent
to the first  two  years at the University will
not be required to take Physical Education courses"
"No  student will  receive a degree who has not
completed the Physical Education courses required
of him at  entrance.     If a student's work  in the
Physical Education courses is unsatisfactory in
any year,  he will be required to   repeat the work
during the following year."
Dean Buchanan)
A Miss Mulloy  ) That Senate approve the
recommendations in 1(a).
(b)  That  it be announced in the  Calendar  that the
University proposes to begin in September,  1946,
to give degree and diploma work in Physical Edu-
y cation, the details being  subject to Senate
Dean  Buchanan)
h Dr.   Berry )  That the proposed course be
accepted in general,  details
to be worked out  later.
, Carried
2.     That  the  following recommendations of the Faculty of
Arts and Science be approved:
(a) That the Department of Physical Education be
l                                              a  general University Department;
(b) That,   in matters of finance and other matters
relative thereto, this Department  report directly
to   the President or the ^resident's Committee
a on Physical Education; 1212
April  4th,   1946.
(c) That,   in all matters relating to  curriculum,
hours,  academic   credit  and policy, the Department be directly responsible to  the Faculty or
Faculties  concerned.
Dean Buchanan)
Dr.   Grauer       )  That  the recommendations in
2(a),   (b), and   (c)  be approved.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr.   Caple )  That Senate record its appre
ciation of the excellent work
done by the staff in Physical
Report of the Committee on the Affiliation
of a Roman Catholic  College
The President  stated that  it was considered desirable
to find out from Senate whether this matter should be taken
up again with the representatives of the Roman Catholic
Church.     If Senate felt that an agreement was unlikely to
be reached then it  would  be better to  say so  and  this  save
everyone's time.
Mr.  A.  R.   Lord,   a member of  the Committee,   outlined
the reasons for re-opening the question.    He stated that
the Roman  Catholic Church wishes to establish in British
Columbia a Liberal Arts College conducted by their Church.
They do not wish to   establish a theological  seminary.
They now seem to have the  money to build independently and
have three alternatives open to them,   e.g.,
(a) To secure from the Provincial Government the right
to  establish a degree-conferring institution.
(b) To set up their own institution here in affiliation
with one already  established in one of the other
Provinces by  which degrees would be granted. )
April 4th,   1946.
(c)  To co-operate in a scheme of affiliation with the
University of  British Columbia on terms mutually
On the  basis of these possibilities Mr.   Lord  felt that
it might be wise for the Senate to  authorize the Committee
to open negotiations again with the Roman Catholic  Church.
The President   stated the Committee had discussed the
question at  some  length.     After considerable  discussion
Dr. Grauer ) That the Committee enter into informal
consultation with the Roman Catholic
Church with a view to arriving at an
agreement that might be presented to
Senate on the lines suggested by the
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Sedgewick) That the Committee be extended to
include Professor Chant and Professor
Dr. Todd brought up the matter of the Latin wording
on the new form of diploma.  A slight change had been
approved by the Ceremonies Committee, the new form to read
as follows:
Omnibus ad quos hae litterae pervenerint salutem:
disciplinam quae a Facultate Artium et Scientiae est
imperata diligenter et feliciter peregit atque pensa
ad hoc constituta omnia absolvit, ut titulo graduque
Baccalaureatus in Artibus adornaretur cum Provinciae
legibus turn statutis Universitatis ideo decrevimus,
ut non modo iuribus privilegiisque huius dignitatis
frueretur verum etiam munera omnia atque officia
Cuius rei in fidem Cancellarius, Praeses, Facultatis
Artium et Scientiae Decanus manus suas una cum communi 1214
April 4th, 1946.
Universitatis sigillo apponerent litteris hisce
Datae in Comitiis sollemnibus die
mensis Anno Domini
Tabularius Decanus Facultatis
Dr. Todd    )
Dr. Sedgewick) That this new form of wording on
the diploma be approved.
The meeting adjourned.
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