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1147
'Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
The first regular meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia for the Session 1945-46 was held
on Wednesday, October 24th, 1945, at 8:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room.
Present:  President N. A. M. MacKenzie (in the Chair),
Dean J. N. Finlayson, Dean G. F. Curtis, Dr. 0. J. Todd,
Mr. W. H. Gage, Dr. H. J. MacLeod, Dr. J. C. Berry, Mr. F.
J. Burd, Mr. A. R. Lord, Mr. H. 0. English, Mr. W. R.
MacDougall, Rev. Dr. H. R. Trumpour, Mr. K. P. Caple, Mrs.
Sally Murphy Creighton, Dr. A. E. D. Grauer, Mr. A. E. Lord,
Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, Dean M. Dorothy
Mawdsley, Dr. A. B. Schinbein,  Dr. Frank A. Turnbull, Dr.
J. F. Walker, Dr. K. V. Warren, Miss Florence S. Mulloy and
Mr. F. Read.
Expressions of regret for their inability to be present were received from Chancellor Eric W. Hamber, Dean
Buchanan, Dr. J. M. Ewing, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale, Dr. C.
A. H. Wright and Mr. Forward.
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Dr. W.N.Sage) That the minutes of the fifth
regular meeting of August 24th,
1945, and the minutes of the
Special Meeting of September 21st,
1945, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried
The President welcomed Mr. Frederick Read, a representative of the Faculty of Law on Senate.  At a later date
an additional representative would be appointed, in accordance with the University Act.
Notice of Appointment of Standing Committees and
Representatives on University Committees - Session 1945-46
Committee on Calendar
Dr. 0. J. Todd (Chairman)
Mr. F. A. Forward
Dr. G. H. Harris
Mr. W. R. McDougall 1148
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Press Committee
Dr. a. E. D. Grauer (Chairman)
• Dr. C.A. H. Wright
Mrs. Sally Murphy Creighton
Dr. H. V. Warren
Mr. F. J. Burd
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick (Chairman)
Dean D, Buchanan
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Dean F. M. Clement
Deah G. F. Curtis
Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley
Mr. A. R.   Lord
Mr. H. T. Logan
Committee on Military Education
The Chancellor
The President
The Dean of Arts and Science
The Dean of Applied Science
The Registrar
The Senior Officer Commanding, Military
Service Training Corps
The Officer Commanding, C.O.T.C.
The Officer Commanding, U.N.T.D.
The President of the Alma Mater Society
Committee on Decorations and Distinctions
Which University Students and Graduates
Received during the War (Special Committee)
Dr. H. V. Warren (Chairman)
Mr. A. S. Lord
Dr. H. J. MacLeod
Dr. G, H. Harris
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale
The Registrar
The President of the Alma Mater Society
Representative on Committee on Public
Relations
Mrs. Sally Murphy Creighton
Representative on University Council on
Athletics and Physical Education
Dr. H. V. Warren 1149
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Representative on Rehabilitation Section,
Co-ordinating Council for War Work and
Civilian Services in Greater Vancouver
Dean J. N. Finlayson
It was recommended that Mr. A. H. Sager be made
a member of the Committee on Decorations and Distinctions and that this Committee be empowered to appoint
a sub-committee on Completion of Records.
It was also recommended that the Committee on
Recognition by Institutions in the British Empire be
discontinued.
Mr. Burd     )
Dean Finlayson) That these recommendations be
approved.
Carried
'       Appointment of Library Committee
Nominations by the Faculties
Faculty of Arts and Science
Dr. M. Y. Williams
Mr. T. Larsen
Dr. I. McT. Cowan
Faculty of Applied Science
Dr. A. E. Hennings
Faculty of Agriculture
.Dr. J. C. Berry
Faculty of Law
Dean Curtis
Dr. Todd \
Dr. Walker) That the nominations by the
Faculties be approved.
*■ A Carried
i 1150
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
Report on Registration
For the information of Senate a statement of registration for the Session 1945-46 was circulated. The total
number of students enrolled as at October 25th, 194-5, was
5636 as compared with a total of 2905 on October l8th,
1944. This included a total of 2300 students under P.C.
5210.
The President reported what had been done to accommodate the increased enrolment. About 45 huts had been
obtained from the armed forces and the Provincial Government. These had been remodelled to provide seven lecture
rooms, an office building for members of staff, book store,
health service quarters, offices and reading room for the
Law Faculty and living accommodation in the nature of
dormitories, apartments and private cottages for staff and
students. The residence camps each has its own kitchen
and dining rooms. In addition, negotiations were under
way for obtaining another eleven buildings to provide for
the expected influx of 1200 to 1500 in January. The University has received from the Army and Air Force complete
equipment for two kitchens and all the beds, blankets, etc.,
needed to furnish the dormitories.
Dr. Warren suggested that the men be warned that full
employment may not be possible even after getting their
degrees. He felt that men of lower academic standing
might use their benefit money to better advantage in 1151
Wednesday,   October  24th,   1945.
learning a  trade and  setting themselves up in  business
rather than in  coming to the University.
Dr.   Walker asked  if it  was  known to  what   extent the
limitation upon attendance at  the University of Alberta had
effected  the   increase in attendance at the University of
British Columbia.
The  President  stated  that   the  question could  not  be
argued to a  definite conclusion and he  felt that   all who
wished to   come  should be  given  the  opportunity to  attend.
The Armed Services,  and now industries,   were placing more
and more  emphasis  on educational qualifications.
From the   Board of  Governors
Resolution regarding the  suspension of compulsory
military  training Approved
Recommendation  from Senate regarding voluntary
military training  and  compulsory physical
training for the Session  1945-46 Approved
Resolution regarding the   establishment  of
a Faculty of  Law Approved
Directed Reading  Courses for the Session
1945-46 Approved
Recommendation regarding the   establishment
of a course in Pharmacy Approved
In this  connection Mr.   Gage asked  that the actual
course  for Pharmacy be  considered and  definitely approved
or discarded so that proper advice regarding prerequisites  could  be given  to students desiring to  enter   the
course when  established.
Mr. Gage  )
Dr. Warren) That the report on Pharmacy be sent
to the Faculties for report to Senate
regarding the prooosed curriculum for
Pharmacy. „   . .
Carried 1152
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
Terms of Pacific Meat Company Bursary -   Approved
Terms of Pacific Mills Scholarship   -   Approved
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
stating that it had accepted, subject to the approval of
Senate, a donation of $1000.00 from Miss A. B. Jamieson
for deposit in a trust fund to be used in connection with
studies on international affairs.
Recommendation that Dr. Dolman conduct the
Survey of Medical Schools - Approved
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
stating that they had agreed, subject to the approval of
Senate, of the change in the terms of the Flying Officer
Reverend George Robert Pringle Memorial Bursary, in order
that students taking double degree courses may be eligible
for this bursary.
From the Faculties
For the information of Senate a report was received
with reference to Supplemental Examinations, Special
Examinations and Re-readings.
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
The list of candidates in the Faculty of Arts and
Science was presented:
Mr. Gage)
Dr. Sage) That the recommendations of the Faculty
of Arts and Science with respect to candidates for the degrees of M.A., B.A. with
Honours, B.A. in the General Course, B.
Com. and B.Ed, be approved.
Carried 1153
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
Mr. Gage   )
Mr. A.E.Lord) That the recommendations of the
Faculty of Arts and Science with
respect to the candidates for the
Diploma in Social Work be approved.
Carried
Dean Finlayson presented the report of the Faculty of
Applied Science.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   ) That the recommendations of the
Faculty of Applied Science with
respect to candidates for the
degree of M.A.Sc, B.A.Sc, and
the Certificate in Public Health
Nursing be approved.
Carried
Dr.  Berry  presented the  report  of  the  Faculty of
Agriculture.
Dr. Berry)
Dr. Todd ) That the recommendations of the Faculty
of Agriculture with reference to the
degrees of M.S.A. and B.S.A. be approved,
Carried
Curriculum Changes, 1945-46
The following recommendations of the Faculty of Arts
and Science regarding changes in curriculum effective in
the Session 1945-46 were received:
Department of Social Work
That the following new courses be approved:
(1) Social Work 8 - Social Psychiatry
A consideration of the dynamics of behavior
in the neuroses and in functional and organic
psychoses.  Social implications and treatment
possibilities of deviations from the normal.
Course will include lectures, discussion and
clinical demonstrations. 1 unit. 1154
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
(2) Social Work 130 - Seminar in Advanced Case
WoTk
A special class designed primarily for
advanced part-time students including the
study of individual and family problems in
special settings. This course may be substituted in some instances for Social Work 5.
lj- units.
Mr. Gage)
Dr. Sage) That these new courses be approved.
Carried
The following recommendations  of the Faculty of
Applied Science with reference to   curriculum changes effective  in the Session 1945-46 were also   received:
Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
(1) M.E.   12,  Design of Steam Power Plants,   be one
hour lecture per week  and one  three-hour
laboratory period every  second week.
(2) M.E.   11,  Heating, Ventilating,  Air Conditioning and Refrigeration,  be two lectures per
week and one three-hour  laboratory period
every second week.
(3) M.E.   11  and M.E.15,   Prime Movers,   be made
optional   courses for Fifth Year Electrical
students.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr.   MacLeod       )   That  the  recommendations of  the
Faculty of Applied Science with
reference to Curriculum changes
be approved.
Carried
Dean Curtis, for the Faculty of Law, presented the
outline of courses offered in that Faculty for the
Session 1945-46.  Tnis curriculum outline to be circulated
to Senate.
Mr. A.E. Lord )
Dean Finlayson) That the curriculum for the
F&syltY Qf iaw for,the Session
1945-46 be approved.„       . ,
** Carried 1155
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Mr. Gage, Chairman of the Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries, presented the report on
the Autumn postponements for one year, because of war service, of the following scholarships:
Faculty of Arts and Science
Benny, Geoffrey a,  _ Beverly Cayley Scholarship
(from Session 1941-42)
Booth, Kenneth G.   _ Lefevre Scholarship (from
Session 1941-42)
Faculty of Applied Science
Leach, Geoffrey B.  _ Dr. F.J. Nicholson Scholarship
(Geology) second instalment
(from Session 1942-43)
Best, George C.    - B.C.Electric Railway Co. Scholarship (from Session 1944-45)
Lynott, William J.  - Dr. F.J. Nicholson Scholarship
(Geology) second instalment
(from Session 1942-43)
Faculty of Agriculture
Campbell, Don R. J. - David Thorn Scholarship (from
Session 1944-45)
Mr. Gage )
Dr. Berry) That these postponements be granted.
Carried
Autumn Awards
Mr. Gage, Chairman of the Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes, Scholarships and bursaries, presented the report
on the Autumn Awards, as recommended by the Committee
and approved by the Chairman of Senate in conformity with
the resolution of Senate passed December 18, 1929. 1156
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
Mr. Gage recommended that the William MacKenzie Swan
Memorial Bursary be awarded for the Session 1945-46 to
Donald R. Stevens, Fifth Year iviechanical -Engineering.
Mr. Gage     )
Dean Finlayson) That this recommendation be
approved.
Carried
The Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships
and Bursaries recommended the acceptance of an Essay Prize
in International Relations on the following terms of award:
The Essay Prize in International Relations
A Prize of $30.00, provided from the income of a
trust fund established by an anonymous donor, will
be awarded to third or fourth year undergraduates
for an essay in the field of International Relations,
on a subject to be approved by the Department of
Economics, Political Science and Sociology and by
the Department of History.  No candidate will be
allowed to write on a subject closely related to
that of his graduating essay.  The award will be
made for the Session 1945-46 on recommendation of
the heads of the departments concerned.  Essays
must be submitted by April 10th, 1946.  If no
student reaches the required standard, the award
will be withheld.
Mr. Gage)
Dr. Sage) That this award be approved.
Carried
The Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
recommended the acceptance of the Llewellyn Jones Prize in
Zoology on the following terms of award:
The Llewellyn Jones Prize in Zoology
A cash prize of $50.00, offered by Mr. J. R. J.
Llewellyn Jones, will be awarded to the student in
the graduating year of the Faculty of Arts and
Science whose academic work and promise of research
ability in the Honours Course in Zoology, in the
field of entomology, have been outstanding and worthy 1157
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
of recognition. The award will be made on the
recommendation of the Head of the Department of
Zoology.  In the event of there being no undergraduate of outstanding merit, the award will be
made to a graduate of the University of British
Columbia who is carrying out noteworthy postgraduate work at this or another University.
Mr. Gage)
Mr. Burd) That this award be approved.
Carried
The Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
recommended the acceptance of the Dr. D. A. McKee Memorial
Prize in Agriculture on the following terms of award:
The Dr. D. A. Mc^ee Memorial Prize
A cash prize of $30.00, established from the
income of a trust fund donated by Mrs. D. A.
McKee in memory of her husband, will be awarded
annually to the student with the highest standing
in the third year Agriculture, who is proceeding
to the fourth year.
Mr. Gage )
Dr. Berry) That this award be approved.
Carried
Changes in Existing Awards
The Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships
and Bursaries reported that the administrators of the
Flying Officer Reverend George Robert Pringle Memorial
Bursary had recommended that changes be made in the wording
of the Bursary in order to open it to students taking double
courses and also to enable the Scholarship Committee to
award the Bursary without the former requirement of receiving applications from interested students.
Mr. Qage   )
Mr. A.E.Lord) That the changes in the terms of
award of the Flying Officer Reverend 1158
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
George Robert Pringle Memorial
Brusary be approved.
Carried
Mr. Gage  )
Dr. Warren) That for the Session 1945-46 the Flying Officer George Robert Pringle
Memorial Bursary be awarded to
R. John McKercher.
Carried
For  the  information of Senate a  slight  change was
reported  in the  title   of the  Canadian Pulp and  Paper Association Fellowship which now reads "The Canadian Pulp and
Paper Association,   Western Branch,  Fellowship".
Special Bursaries
Mr.   Gage,   Chairman  of the  Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes,  Scholarships and Airsaries,   gave a summary of the
awards of Special Bursaries,    ^his statement  showed the
awards by Faculties,  Years and Centres and  the averages of
the individual recipients  in each group.     From 88  applications 41 awards were made and  the   sum of $5910 distributed.     Thirteen centres  in  the province were represented.
Report  on Dominion-Provincial   Bursaries  and Loans
Mr.  Gage reported that the Dominion-Provincial Student
Aid Bursaries were now awarded  on the  following basis:     60%
of the award as a  bursary and 40% as a  loan.     This  loan  is
repayable commencing one year after the applicant  enters
gainful employment,   and does not bear interest until  that
date.     One hundred and  sixty-eight  awards were made totalling $22,094.00 as bursaries and $14,726.00 as loans.     Fifty-
eight  centres were represented. 1159
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Mr. Caple  ) That Senate record its appreciation
of the work of the Chairman and
members of the Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries in connection with the awarding of these
bursaries and loans and the detailed
report submitted.
Carried unanimously
Reports of Committees
Library Committee
A letter was received from Professor T. Larsen,
Chairman, transmitting the sixteenth report of the Library
Committee to Senate, covering the period from April 1,
1944, to August 31, 1945.
Dr. Grauer  )
Dr. Sedgewick) That the report of the Library
Committee be received.
Carried
Dr. Grauer  )
Dr. Sedgewick) That Senate ask the Librarian to
provide a statement showing the
comparative expenditures for
libraries in other universities.
Carried
On Honorary Degrees
The Chairman, Dr. Sedgewick, presented the following
report:
That in addition to the names submitted at the
August meeting the degree of doctor of Laws be
conferred on
Lieut.Commander Gordon Stead.
As the Committee had been given power to act, this was
for information only. 1160
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945,
On Memorial Minutes
The following tribute to the memory of the late Dean
Mary L. Bollert, as prepared by the Committee, was read
by Dr. Sedgewick, Chairman:
The Senate records with deep regret the death
of Mary Louise Bollert, first Dean of Women in the
University, holder of that title for twenty years,
and for many of those years member of the Senate.
All members of the Senate, and of our University
body in general, are profoundly sensible of the
official service which she performed with such grace
and dignity; and a great number of us will gratefully remember her many unrecorded deeds of
kindness.
On Autumn Congregation and Installation of the Chancellor
Dr. Todd, Chairman, gave a report of progress.
Joint Committee on 3uilding Programme
The President reported that a meeting had been held
to consider in a general way the three or four buildings
that are planned and to consider such others that seem
to be immediately necessary.  Plans are now being drawn
up for an addition to the Science Building, the first unit
of the Arts Building, a wing to the Library and a Women's
Residence.  Departments of Applied Science, Medicine,
Pharmacy and Physical Education are all pressing needs
for immediate consideration as soon as permits can be
secured.
On Professors Emeriti
Dr. Sedgewick stated that owing to the illness of
Dean Buchanan no report was available. 1161
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
On War Work Programme for Undergraduate Women
Dean Mawdsley reported that the students, with the
assistance of the same Faculty members and some help from
the Alma Mater Office, had undertaken the organization
of the work and that it seemed to be progressing satisfactorily.  No change had yet been officially made in
the name but the work was no longer compulsory.
Draft Agreement with Victoria College
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
approving the inclusion of Clause 16, as recommended by
the Senate, in the Agreement of Affiliation with Victoria
College.  The President stated that all parties had now
signed the Agreement and that it would come into effect at
the first meeting of the Council as provided for in the
Agreement.
Hoods for the Degrees of 3.H.E. and LL.B.
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Dr. Grauer ) That the appointment of a Committee
to consider the hoods for the degrees
of B.H.E. and LL.B. be left in the
hands of the Chair.
Carried
Course in Advertising
The President reported that the proposed Course in
Advertising had been investigated by Mr. Morrow and Dean
Buchanan and that it was now being instituted.
The Secretary read a letter from the Honourable John
Hart, Premier of British Columbia, in reply to the letter 1162
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
of appreciation from Senate.
A letter was received from Mr. E. C. Senkler, Secretary
of the Law Society, acknowledging the notice from Senate
with regard to the establishment of a Faculty of Law at the
University.
The Secretary read a letter from Mr. Tweedie, Secretary of the International srotherhood Pulp, Sulphite and
Paper Mill Workers, Ocean Falls Local No. 312, expressing
appreciation for the interest and co-operation Senate had
shown in their scholarship.
Dr. Warren  )
Dr. Trumpour) That Senate write a letter to His
Grace, Archibishop dePencier expressing appreciation of his long term
of service on Senate and his active
interest in the affairs of the
University.
Carried
Mr. Gage  )
Dr. Warren) That Senate approve courses to be
offered to ex-service personnel in
Special Second Term and Spring Sessions,
1946, the list of subjects to be left
in the hands of the Chair in consultation with the Faculties concerned.
Carri ed
Mr. Gage   )
Mr. A.R.Lord) That a letter of appreciation be sent
to Dr. Willis, the retiring Superintendent of Education, and a letter of
congratulation be sent to Col. F.T.
Fairey, the new Superintendent of
Education.
Carried
The President suggested that the name of Professor S.
N. F. Chant be added to the Committee on the Bostock
Memorial Lecture and that the Committee take such action as 1163
Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.
may be necessary to institute the lectures.
The President reported that a donation of $1000.00 had
been received from the Lions Ladies' Club for books to be
placed in the huts for students.  The books are to be chosen
with the assistance of the University Librarian and the
students themselves and are to be on a rental basis and to
circulate from place to place.
At the request of the President the Committee on the
Affiliation of a Roman Catholic College was re-constituted.
The President stated that it would be useful to have the
Committee again investigate the matter and report informally
to Senate their views on the feasibility of such a proposal.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Mr. A.r. Lord) That the re-constitution of this
Committee be left in the hands of
the Chair.
Carried
The meeting adjourned.
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