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 763.
^ Wednesday, February 21st, 1940.
{ The third regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the Session 1939-40
was held on Wednesday, February 21st, 1940, at 8:00 p.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. D. G. Laird, Dr. M. Y.
Williams, Mr. A. H. Finlay, Mr. F. H. Soward, Mr. L. F.
Robertson, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale, Dr.Evlyn F. Farris,
Mr. A. R. Lord, Dr. V. L. Denton, Mr. William Morgan,
Mr. P. H. Elliott, Miss M. L. Bollert, Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, Mr. Sherwood Lett, Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. P. A. Boving,
Dr. H. V. Warren, Mr. A. E. Lord, Miss A. B. Jamieson,
Miss Isobel Harvey, Dr. J. F. Walker, Dr. C. A. H.
Wright and Mr. J. N. Burnett.
>
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
■--^fc the meeting were received from Mr. J. N. Harvey and Mr.
H. T. Logan.
Dr. Boving)
Dr. Sage  ) That the minutes of the regular
meeting of December 20th, 1939,
and of the special meeting of
December 28th, 1939, be taken as
read, and adopted.
Carried
In view of the absence of Mr. Harvey it was agreed
j
that the matter of proposed changes in the University Act
in reference to the election of representatives of Senate
on the Board of Governors, in regard to which notice-of-
w motion had been given at the meeting on December 20th,
1939, be laid on the table. 764.
Wednesday, February 21st, 1940.
From the Board of Governors
B. C. Lumber and Shingle Manufacturers' Association
Prize - Approved.
A letter from the President was read announcing
that Paul Axel Boving, Cand.Ph., Cand.Agr., LL.D.,
Emeritus Professor of Agronomy, would give the principal
address at the Congregation on May 9th, 1940.
From the Faculties
In reference to the requests of the British Columbia
Teachers' Federation, received from the Superintendent
of Education, and referred to the Faculties,-
(a) That a course in Biology and other science
subjects for teachers be made available during the school year,
(b) That courses in Health and Physical Education
be established to which will be given graduation credit so that a Minor in Health and
Physical Education may be built up,
The Faculties reported,-
(a) That when the question of courses to be
offered as Extra-Sessional Classes for
1939-40 was being considered very few requests were received for courses in science,
and that when a meeting of those who might
be interested was called only two attended.
Consideration, however, is being given to
the request for next session.
(b) That as the whole question of Health and
Physical Education Is under consideration,
and as arrangements have been made In regard to science courses for students
planning to become high school teachers of
Health,and courses for high school teachers
of Physical Education have been added to
the curriculum, the Faculties are not
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765.
Wednesday, February 21st, 1940
prepared to make any recommendation at
the present time in regard to additional
courses in Health and Physical Education.
Dean Buchanan )
Dean Finlayson) That the communication be
received and filed.
Carried
In reference to the requests of the Summer Session
Students' Association, referred to the Faculties by
Senate, in regard to,-
(a) University credit for Summer Session courses
in Art Appreciation, Guidance, Librarianship,
Music Appreciation and Physical Education,
(b) Majors in Geography and History, etc., B.A.
Course,
(c) Change in the requirements for a Major in
Education, M.A. Course,
The Faculties reported as follows,-
(a) The question of courses for teachers for
academic credit in (Health and) Physical
Education is still being considered.  In
regard to the request for University credit
for Summer Session courses in Art Appreciation, Guidance, Librarianship and Music
Appreciation the Faculties recommend that
no credit be given until these courses be
offered for credit in the Winter Session.
(b) A recommendation of the Faculties in regard
to the acceptance of Geography as a Major
(along with History) was passed by Senate
on October 18th.
(c) A recommendation of the Faculties in regard
to the addition of Psychology to the list of
Majors was passed by Senate on October 18th.
It is recommended, however, that the request
that the thesis be dropped from the requirements for the Major in Education for the M.A.
degree, and additional regular courses substituted therefor, be not granted.
ij. 766.
Wednesday, February 21st, 1940
Dean Buchanan )
Dean Finlayson) That the recommendations
be approved.
Carried
In regard to the question of the granting of
University credits to men who enlist for war service
the Faculties reported,-
That information in reference to what other
Canadian Universities were doing was being
gathered.
That steps were being taken by the military
authorities to ascertain what those who were
enlisting wanted, and what could be granted
reasonably without impairing the applicant's
academic standing.
That it was noted that the authorities had
advised students to continue their University
work.
That up to the present time very few students
had enlisted.
The Faculty of Arts and Science deemed it Inadvisable to take any further action on the matter at the
present time; the Faculties of Applied Science and
Agriculture recommended that requests for University
credit on the basis of enlistment for war service be
considered individually in a manner similar to that
now existing for Aegrotat standing.
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Finlay    ) That the report be adopted
as an Interim report.
Carried 767.
Wednesday, February 21st, 1940.
From the Faculty of Agriculture
The Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold Medal
The following recommendation of the Faculty of
Agriculture was received:
That the offer of the Sigma Tau Upsilon
Honorary Agricultural Fraternity of a gold
medal In memory of Professor Wilfrid Sadler
be accepted on the following terms,-
The Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold Medal
A gold medal, given by Sigma Tau Upsilon
Honorary Agricultural Fraternity in memory
of Professor Wilfrid Sadler, Professor and
Head of the Department of Dairying, 1918-1933,
will be awarded to the student standing at
the head of the graduating class for the
B.S.A. degree.
Mr. Soward)
Dr. Warren) That the recommendation be
adopted.
Carried
The report of the President for the Academic Year
ended August 31st, 1938, was presented.  Copies of the
report had been mailed to the members of Senate.
Mr. A. E. Lord)
Mr. Burnett   ) That the report be received
and filed.
Carried
Reports of Committees
On Calendar
Mr. Soward, Chairman of the Committee on Calendar,
presented the report of the Committee, together with a
synopsis of the report. 768.
Wednesday, February 21st, 1940,
A. Matrioulation Requirements for 1941
In course of preparation.  Amendments, passed by
Senate October 5th, 1939, in regard to Accreditation, Compensation, and basis of Junior Matriculation Scholarship Awards, included.  Special
committees working on the courses of study in the
various subjects.
Mr. Soward   )
Dean Buchanan) That this part of the report
be received, and that the
Chair be empowered to approve
any minor changes with respect
to the requirements for
University Entrance.
Carried
B. Calendar for 1940-41
The material for the Calendar for 1940-41 was
presented together with a synopsis of this report.  New
courses, courses dropped and courses re-drafted were
set forth.
In addition to the report it was agreed that a
note be inserted under the course in Commerce, indicating that students desiring to enter the Teacher Training Course would be required to fulfil  the requirements
for admission to that course.
Mr. Soward   )
Dean Buchanan) That the report be adopted.
Carried
The Chairman expressed the appreciation of Senate
for the admirable way in which the report had been prepared and presented by the Chairman of the Calendar
Committee. 769.
Wednesday, February 21st, 1940,
On
Request
of Croft
on Ho
use
School f
or
Privilege
of
Recommending
Stu
dents
for
Admissi
on
to the
University
; Lett
er
from
Loya
1 Orange
Association
Dr. Farris presented an interim report of the Committee on the request of Crofton House School, and stated
that the Honourable the Minister of Education had
appointed a committee consisting of Dr. S. J. Willis,
Dr. H. B. King and Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale to meet with
the University representatives to discuss the matter.
Dr. Farris    )
Dean Finlayson) That the interim report be
adopted.
Carried
Dr. Farris    )
Dean Finlayson) That, should sufficient further
■ information be received within
the near future, a special
meeting of Senate be called to
consider the matter.
Carried
Pending the receipt of the Committee's final report,
the letter from the Loyal Orange Association in regard to
the accrediting of private schools by the University was
laid on the table.
The Report of the President on "Financial Information Supplementing the Reports of Committees on the
Proposed Establishment of New Units of Instruction in
The University of British Columbia" was received.  Copies
of the report had been mailed to the members of the
Senate and of the Board of Governors. 770.
Wednesday, February 21st, 1940,
The Secretary read an excerpt from the minutes of
the Board of Governors, January 30th, 1939, relative to
the courses under consideration and containing the
following statement:
"The President stated that it had been agreed
in Senate that these reports would be submitted
to the Senate and the Board for information but
without specific recommendation.  After receiving
the reports the Board would obtain additional
information with respect to the initial cost and
the cost of maintenance for each of the proposed
new faculties, should the Governors consider
this necessary.  The original reports, together
with the supplementary information obtained,
after being considered by the Board, would then
be transmitted to Senate.  With this information
before it, the Senate would be in a position to
recommend to the Board what faculties, schools
or departments, if any, it wished to see established, together with the order of preference.
It would then rest with the Board to determine
the order of establishment as circumstances might
determine and as funds permitted."
la connection with the report of the President the
following communications were read by the Secretary:
Memorandum from the Permanent Home Economics
Trust Fund Committee of the British Columbia
Parent-Teacher Federation, February 17th, 1940.
Letter from Mr. W. E. Burns, Treasurer of the
Law Society, containing a statement from the
Law Society of British Columbia re assistance
in the matter of the establishment of a Faculty
of Law, February 20th, 1940.
Mr. A. E. Lord)
Miss Jamieson ) That the report of the
President be received.
Carried 771
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fednesday,   February   21st,   1940,
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Wright   ) That the matter of the establishment of new faculties or
courses be laid on the table
until a more convenient season
In amendment:
Dr. Walker)
Dr. Denton) That this matter be tabled, and
that in the meantime Senate
examine carefully the existing
courses and consider the possibility of dropping certain
present courses and substituting
others therefor.
In amendment to the amendment:
Mr. Lett     )
Mr. A. R. Lord)
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That the section of the report
before Senate dealing with the
proposed establishment of an
Institute for Research in the
Social Services be considered.
The amendment to the amendment was put to vote, and
Lost.
Ayes 13, Nays 14.
The amendment was put to vote, and Lost.
Ayes —, Nays —.
The motion was put to vote, and Lost♦
Ayes 12, Nays 13.
Mr. A. R. Lord)
Dean Finlayson) That Senate proceed to consider the section of the
report dealing with the proposed establishment of an
Institute for Research in the
Social Services.
Carried 772.
Wednesday, February 21st, 1940.
••
Proposed Establishment of an Institute for
Research in the Social Services
Miss Harvey, Chairman of the Committee on the
proposed establishment of an Institute for Research In
v
the Social Services, stated that, since the report of
i the Committee had been presented, promises of financial
support for the project had been withdrawn.
f Mr. Lett  )
Mr. Soward) That the Senate recommend to
j. the Board of Governors that an
/ Institute for Research in the
Social Services be not established at the present time.
,/ Carried
i Proposed Establishment of a Course, or College
of Pharmacy
-•  z
X Mr. Lett      )
Mr. A. R. Lord) That the section of the
\ report dealing with the pro
posed establishment of a
College or Course of Pharmacy
u be now considered.
Carried
y The Secretary read detailed information compiled
by the President in connection with the preparation of
ut
the report for the Senate and the Board of Governors
relating to Pharmacy.
Mr. A. E. Lord)
Dr. Wright    ) That the Senate recommend
to the Board of Governors
that a course In Pharmacy
be not established at the
present time.
Carried 773.
Wednesday, February 21st, 1940.
Proposed Establishment of a Pre-Medical Course
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Finlay    ) That the Senate recommend to
the Board of Governors that
the proposed Pre-Medical
Course (which it was noted was
an extension of the Pre-Medical
Courses as at present set forth
in the Calendar) be not established at the present time.
Carried
Proposed Re-establlshment of the Course in
Home Economics
Mr. A. R. Lord)
Mr. Elliott   ) That the Senate recommend to
the Board of Governors that,
if and when funds are available, the course in Home
Economics be re-established
prior to the establishment of
any other course.
Carried
Proposed Establishment of a Faculty of Law
Mr. A. E. Lord)
Mr. Burnett   ) That the Senate recommend to
the Board of Governors the
establishment of a Faculty of
Law, second in priority among
the five courses considered,
If and when funds permit.
Carried
A letter was received from the President of the
Alma Mater Society expressing the appreciation of the
Students' Council for the co-operation of members of
Senate in the Opening Ceremony of the Brock Memorial 774.
Wednesday, February 21st, 1940,
Building.
This was received and filed.
The General Secretary of the B. C. Teachers'
Federation, in a letter under date of February 10th,
1940, expressed the appreciation of the Executive of
the Federation for the action of Senate in approving
the change in courses which would enable students to
major in Geography.
This was received and filed.
The meeting adjourned.
Secretary
Chairman.

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