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 604.
Wednesday, May llth, 1938.
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the Session 1937-38
was held on Wednesday, May llth, 1938, at 9:00 a.m.,
in the Board and Senate Room.
Present:  President L. S. Klinck (in the Chair),
Dean F. M. Clement, Dean J. N. Finlayson, Dean D.
Buchanan, Dr. Blythe Eagles, Dr. M. Y. Williams, Mr.
A. H. Finlay, Mr. F. H. Soward, Mr. Ira Dilworth, Mr.
William Morgan, Mr. P. H. Elliott, Rev. Dr. J. G. Brown,
Rev. Dr. H. R. Trumpour, Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, Miss M. L.
Bollert, Miss A. B. Jamieson, Mr. John C. Oliver, Dr.
Evlyn F. Farris, Miss Isobel Harvey, Mr. Sydney Anderson,
His Honour J. D. Swanson and Mr. J. N. Burnett.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from Mr. J. N. Harvey, Dr.
D. G. Laird and Mr. Sherwood Lett.
Attention was called to the use of the term
"Catholic" in the minutes of the meeting of February
16th, 1938, in reference to the letter received from
His Excellency, The Most Reverend Archbishop Duke, and
it was suggested that to avoid any misunderstanding
the term should be "Roman Catholic".
Dr. Sedgewick)
Mr. Soward   ) That the minutes of the meeting of February 16th, 1938,
be amended by inserting the
word "Roman" before "Catholic",
Carried 605.
Wednesday, May llth, 1938,
Dr. Sedgewick )
Dean Finlayson) That the minutes of the third
regular meeting of February
16th, 1938, as amended, and
the minutes of the special
meeting of May 4th, 1938, be
taken as read, and adopted.
Carried
Dr. Sedgewick presented a report of the Committee
on Honorary Degrees, recommending that, on the occasion
of the meeting of the Canadian Bar Association in
Vancouver in August, 1938, the degree of LL.D. (Honoris
Causa) be conferred upon the following:
Rt. Hon. Sir Lyman Poore Duff, P.C., K.C.M.G.
William Finlay, K.B.E., Viscount of Nairn.
Hon. J. W. deB. Farris, K.C'.
Arthur T. Vanderbilt, B.A., M.A., LL.B.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dean Buchanan) That the honorary degree of
LL.D. be conferred upon Sir
Lyman Duff, the Chief Justice
of Canada.
Carried
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dean Buchanan) That the honorary degree of
LL.D. be conferred upon Lord
Finlay.
Carried
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dean Buchanan) That the honorary degree of
LL.D. be conferred upon the
Honourable J. W. deB. Farris,
K.C.
Carried 606.
Wednesday, May llth, 1938,
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dean Buchanan) That the honorary degree of
LL.D. be conferred upon Mr.
Arthur T. Vanderbllt.
Carried
Sessional Examination Results
Dean Buchanan presented the examination results
in the Faculty of Arts and Science.  Attention was
called to the fact that candidates were not listed in
detailed order of merit but were placed In alphabetical
order of their names within the different grades in
each year.
The appropriateness of the term "Completed General
Course in preparation for Honours" was called into
question.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Soward   ) That the degrees of M.A., B.A.
and B.Com., as recommended by
the Faculty of Arts and Science,
be conferred by Senate; and
That the matter of the category
"Completed General Course in
preparation for Honours" (for
future use) be referred to the
Faculty for consideration.
Carried
It was agreed that the reports on examination
results, and on Prizes and Scholarships, be released to
the press, section by section, as approved by Senate.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Soward   ) That the reports of the Third,
Second and First Years of Arts 607.
Wednesday, May llth, 1938
and Science, and of the Social
Service Course, as submitted
by the Faculty of Arts and
Science, be received for the
information of Senate.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Soward   ) That the recommendation of the
Faculty of Arts and Science,
granting the diploma to candidates in the Teacher Training
Course, be approved.
Carried
It was agreed that the publication of the results
of the Teacher Training Course be withheld, pending
approval by the Department of Education, Victoria.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Soward   ) That the recommendation of the
Faculty of Arts and Science in
regard to granting the diploma
to candidates in the Social
Service Course, be approved.
Carried
Principal Elliott presented the examination results
of Victoria College.
Principal Elliott)
Judge Swanson    ) That the report of the
results of Victoria College
be adopted.
Carried
Dean Finlayson presented the examination results
in the Faculty of Applied Science. It was noted that
the names of candidates were listed in alphabetical 608.
Wednesday, May llth, 1938.
order within the different grades in each year.
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Finlay    ) That the degrees of M.A.Sc,
B.A.Sc. (Engineering) and
B.A.Sc. (Nursing), be conferred, and that the certificate be granted to the candidates in the one-year
Certificate Course in Nursing,
as recommended by the Faculty
of Applied Science.
Carried
The report dealing with the Fourth, Third and Second
Years of the Faculty of Applied Science was received for
information.
Dean Clement presented the examination results in
the Faculty of Agriculture.  Candidates' names were
listed in alphabetical order within the different grades.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Eagles  ) That the report of the Faculty
of Agriculture, recommending the
conferring of the degrees of
M.S.A. and B.S.A., be approved.
Carried
Dean Clement)
Dr. Eagles  ) That the report of the Faculty
of Agriculture, recommending the
granting of the diploma in the
Occupational Course, be approved.
Carried
Dean Clement)
Dr. Eagles  ) That the reports of the Third,
Second and First Years of the
Faculty of Agriculture be
approved.
Carried w
609.
Wednesday, May llth, 1938.
Mr. Dilworth presented the report on Prizes and
Scholarships.
Mr. Dilworth)
Mr. Soward  ) That the report on Prizes and
Scholarships be adopted.
Carried
Mr. Dilworth presented, also, a recommendation of
the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes and Scholarships:
Mr. Dilworth)
Mr. Soward  ) That the University Undergraduate
Scholarships in all Faculties be
increased by an amount sufficient
to cover fees in any one year;
this arrangement to apply, if
possible, to the 1937-38 awards.
Carried
(It was noted that this arrangement would apply
only to the scholarships under the jurisdiction of the
University.)
Appointment of Standing Committees and Representatives
on University Committees - Session 1938-39
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Burnett  ) That this matter be left to
the Chair.
Carried
«. Appointment of Committee on Senate Elections, 1939
t Mr. Oliver )
Mr. Burnett) That the appointment of the
f Committee on the Senate Elections,
1939, be left to the Chair.
Carried «(
610.
Wednesday, May llth, 1938,
From the Board of Governors (For information)
The B'nai B'rith District No. 4 Hillel Foundation
Scholarship  -  Approved.
Increase In the American Woman's Club Bursary  -
Approved.
The Lady Laurier Club Bursary  -  Approved.
From the Faculties
The following recommendations in regard to the
question of the acceptance of Grade XII certificates
issued by the Department of Education, Saskatchewan, on
the bas'is of work done in "Approved High Schools", were
submitted by the Faculties,-
The Faculty of Applied Science (Carried unanimously)
That since this University does not admit Senior
Matriculation students from this Province without
examination, the Faculty of Applied Science is
not prepared to grant this privilege to students
from other Provinces.
The Faculty of Agriculture
That the Faculty of Agriculture of The University
of British Columbia will accept the standing
granted in Senior Matriculation on the basis of
work done in Approved High Schools of the Province of Saskatchewan, as accepted by the Univer-
- sity of Saskatchewan, but only in so far as it
meets the requirements, subject for subject, of
our First Year.
f The Faculty of Arts and Science
That since this University does not admit Senior
Matriculation students from this Province without
examination, the Faculty of Arts and Science is
not prepared to grant this privilege to students
from other Provinces. * 611.
f
> A
f Wednesday, May llth, 1938.
•
< Judge Swanson)
Mr. Elliott  ) That the recommendations of
the Faculties be approved.
4 Carried
A communication was received from the Faculties in
reference to a suggestion made by the Superintendent of
f Education in regard to the number of papers in the
,. various subjects for the Junior and Senior Matriculation
Examinations, and the length of time per paper.  The
Faculties had considered the suggestion, and submitted
separate recommendations.
( The members of the Faculty of Applied Science
present agreed to a re-wording of the recommendation
t
9 of the Faculty of Applied Science to make it identical
with the recommendations submitted by the other
«
Facult ies.
4 The recommendation of the Faculties, as amended,
was as follows,-
* "That, regarding Matriculation papers, the
number of papers in a subject and the length
of time per paper remain unchanged for the
H year 1938-39."
♦
4
I
'(
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Dilworth ) That the recommendation of
the Faculties be adopted.
Carried
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
A communication was received from the Faculty of
Arts and Science in reference to a request made by the 4 612.
f Wednesday, May llth, 1938,
9?
t
I
Convent of the Sacred Heart for the recognition of
extra-mural work, First and Second Years, done with
Loyola College, Montreal.  It was recommended by the
Faculty that the request be not granted.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Dilworth ) That the recommendation of the
Faculty of Arts and Science be
approved.
Carried
A letter was received from the Under-Secretary of
f State of the War Office, London, stating that, in
response to the request made by the Senate, The Univer-
{
sity of British Columbia had been included in Class II
^ of the list of recognized Universities empowered to
recommend candidates for nomination to commissions in
| the Regular Army.
The Secretary was directed to write a letter of
appreciation of the action taken by the War Office.
*$■ A letter was received from the University
Solicitor  in reference to the question of the affiliation of a College for Roman Catholic students which had
^ been referred to him.  The Solicitor reported that
' affiliation with such a College was provided for in the
^ "University Act", Chapter 299, R.S.B.C. 1936, Section
| 59, Subsection (k).
The Chairman stated that, in accordance with the
^r resolution of Senate passed at the meeting of February
*
'I 613.
Wednesday, May llth, 1938.
16th, 1938, a Committee of Senate would now be appointed
to consider the request made by the Roman Catholic
Archbishop and Bishops of British Columbia.
Reports of Committees
On Calendar
Mr. Soward presented a report of the Committee on
Calendar.
I  Summer Session Announcement for 1938
Report previously presented.  Announcement
issued.
II  Requirements for Matriculation for 1939
The report of the Committee included a
recommendation that the courses in Chemistry, Physics,
Biology and Agriculture of the former curriculum be
accepted as options for admission to the University
(Matriculation) for the year 1938-39.
Mr. Soward   )
Miss Jamieson) That the recommendation of the
Committee on Calendar in reference to the Matriculation
Requirements for 1939, be
adopted.
Carried
In this connection, Dean Buchanan pointed out that
the question of the acceptance of General Science V for
Junior Matriculation for students entering the Faculty
of Arts and Science and not intending to do major work 614.
•
Wednesday, May llth, 1938.
in a Science in the University or to enter the Faculty
of Agriculture or the Faculty of Applied Science, and
the question of requiring all High School students,
including students for Junior Matriculation, to take
Health and Physical Education, were under consideration.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Soward   ) That the Chair be authorized to
appoint a Committee of Senate,
with power to act, to consider
the recommendations of the
Faculties with respect to the
standing of General Science V,
Health and Physical Education
as Matriculation subjects for
1938-39.
Carried
III Calendar for 1938-39
With the material for the Calendar for
1938-39 was presented a synopsis of the principal
changes.
Mr. Soward)
Mr. Finlay) That the report in reference to
the Calendar for 1938-39 be
received and adopted.
Carried
On Procedure in Regard to the Election of
Chancellor and Members of Senate
Dr. Eagles, on behalf of the Committee, presented
a verbal report of progress.  The whole matter, including the recommendations adopted by Senate, was now In
the hands of the University Solicitor who was preparing
amendments to the "University Act" to provide for the 615.
Wednesday, May llth, 1938.
proposed changes in the election procedure.
A letter was received from Her Honour Helen Gregory
MacGill, expressing appreciation of the action of Senate
in conferring upon her the honorary degree.
Letters of acknowledgment of messages of sympathy
sent by the Senate were received from Mrs. H. R. Fairclough and Mrs. F. P. Patterson.
A letter was received from Mr. Eric J. Dunn, a
graduate of this University who is doing graduate work
in the University of Washington, requesting personal
access to the records of certain students in attendance
at The University of British Columbia.  The information
desired was entirely statistical, and was to be used in
connection with the preparation of a thesis, a copy of
which would be presented to the Senate, if desired.
Mr. Finlay )
Mr. Burnett) That Mr. Eric J. Dunn be granted
access to the records, under the
supervision of the Registrar,
and on the condition that the
data obtained would be used only
for the purposes indicated in his
letter.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Soward   ) That the Chair be authorized to
approve any changes in the Faculty reports for degrees, standings, etc., arising through
errors or omissions in the re-
Ports* Carried 616.
Wednesday,   May   llth,   1938.
Mr. Oliver )
Mr. Burnett) That the question of the granting
of an honorary degree to a French
representative on the occasion of
the meeting of the Canadian Bar
Association be left with the
Committee on Honorary Degrees
with power to act.
Carried
The  meeting  adjourned.
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