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Array 907
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942.
The first regular meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia for the session 1942-43 was held
on Wednesday, October 21st, 1942, 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, Dr. J. C. Berry, Dr.
G. H. Harris, Dr. H. J. MacLeod, Mr. F. A. Forward, Mr. F.
H. Soward, Dr. 0. J. Todd, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale, Mr. J.
N. Harvey, Mr. A. R. Lord, Mr. A. A. Webster, Rev. Dr. H.R.
Trumpour, Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Mr.
A. E. Lord, Dr. H. V. Warren, Dr. A. E. Dal Grauer, Miss
Isobel Harvey, Mrs. Sally Murphy Creighton, Mr. Lyle A.
Atkinson, Mr. A. S. Matheson and Dr. M. Y. Williams.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend the
meeting were received from Mr. H. T. Logan, Mr. Fergus
Mutrie, the Most Rev. A. U. dePencier, Dr. J. F. Walker,
Miss Florence S. Mulloy and Dr. C. H. Wright.
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Mr. Harvey  ) That the minutes of the fifth
regular meeting of August 21st,
1942, be taken as read, and
adopted.
Carried
Appointment by the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council of
Representatives on Senate
Reference was made to the correspondence between the
Secretary of Senate and the Minister of Education, relative
to the appointment of Members of Senate by the Lieutenant-
Governor-in-Council, which had been received at the August
meeting of Senate.  The Secretary stated that the President
had since brought this matter to the attention of the
Minister on two occasions, but that no notification had
been received in regard to the appointment of representatives, 908
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942.
The President pointed out that at the meeting of
Senate on August 21st the election of a representative of
the Senate to fill the vacancy on the Board of Governors
had been postponed pending the passing of the Order-in-
Council naming the Government's representatives on Senate.
Mr. A. E. Lord)
Dean Finlayson) That the appointment of a representative of Senate on the Board of
Governors be deferred until the
next meeting of the Senate, and
that, in the meantime, the
Secretary be instructed to write
again to the Minister of Education
drawing his attention to the fact
that notice of the appointment of
representatives by the Lieutenant-
Governor-in-Council has not been
received.
Carried
Notice of Election of Representatives of the Faculties of
Applied Science and Agriculture
Faculty of Applied Science - Dr. H. J. MacLeod
Mr. F. A. Forward
Faculty of Agriculture     - Dr. G. H. Harris
Dr. J. C. Berry
The Chairman extended a welcome to the new members of
Senate.
Notice of Appointment, of Standing Committees and Representatives on University Committees - Session 1942-43
Committee on Calendar
Dr. 0. J. Todd (Chairman)
Mr. F. A. Forward
Dr. G. H. Harris
Mr. A. A. Webster
Mrs. Sally Murphy Creighton
Press Committee
Mr. H. T. Logan (Chairman) 909
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942
Press Committee (Continued)
Miss Florence S. Mulloy
Mr. Alvah S. Matheson
Mr. Fergus Mutrie
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick (Chairman)
Dean D. Buchanan
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley
Mr. A. R. Lord
Dr. A. E. D. Grauer
Committee on Recognition by Institutions in
the British Empire
President L. S. Klinck
Dean D. Buchanan
Dean F. M. Clement
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Committee on Military Education
The Chancellor
The President
The Dean of Arts and Science
The Dean of Applied Science
The Registrar
The Officer Commanding, C.O.T.C.
The President of the Alma Mater Society
Committee on Decorations and Distinctions which
University Students and Graduates Receive
During the War (Special Committee)
Mr. A. E. Lord (Chairman)
Mr. F. H. Soward
Dr. H. J. MacLeod
Dr. J. F. Walker
Dr. C. A. H. Wright
Registrar - Mr. C. B. Wood
President of the Alma Mater Society -
Mr. R. Morris
Representative on University Council on Athletics
and Physical Education
Dr. H. V. Warren 910
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942.
Representative on Committee on Public Relations
Mr. Lyle A. Atkinson
Appointment of Library Committee - Nominations by the
Faculties
Faculty of Arts and Science
Dr. D. C. B. Duff
Mr. T. Larsen
Dr. M. Y. Williams
Faculty of Applied Science
Mr. A. H. Finlay
Faculty of Agriculture
Dr. Blythe Eagles.
Mr. Soward   )
Dr. Sedgewick) That the representatives as
nominated by the Faculties be
appointed.
Carried
Notice of Appointment of Committees
On Hood for the Degree of B.Ed.
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick (Chairman)
Mr. J. N. Harvey
Mr. Arnold A. Webster
Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley
Dr. 0. J. Todd
On Lecture and Laboratory Accommodation and Student Aid
The Chairman reported that as the Order-in-Council
naming the Government's representatives on Senate had
not yet been received, no action had been taken with
respect to the appointment of this Committee.
For the information of Senate, a statement of registration for the session 1942-43 was circulated.  The total 911
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942.
number of students enrolled as at October 21st, 1942, was
2625 as compared with a total of 2631 on October 15th,1941.
A letter from the President was read, announcing that
Professor Lemuel F. Robertson, M.A., LL.D., would be the
Speaker at the Autumn Congregation.
A letter was received from the President, reporting
for the information of Senate that the following non-credit
courses had been given during the summer and early fall of
1942:
Course in Personnel Administration
Course in Supervision in Public Health Nursing
Civilian Protection (A.R.P.) School.
From the Board of Governors
Provision of an extra University Entrance
Scholarship because of a tie in the University
Entrance Examinations -  Approved
From the Faculties
For the information of Senate, a report was received
in regard to Supplemental Examinations, Special Examinations and Re-readings.
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
In the absence of Dean Buchanan, Dr. Sedgewick presented the list of candidates in the Faculty of Arts and
Science.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Grauer   ) That the recommendations of the
Faculty of Arts and Science with
respect to candidates for the respective degrees of M.A., B.A. with
Honours, B.A. in the General Course
B.Com. and B.Ed., and for the Social 912
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942.
Work Diploma, be approved.
Carried
Dean Finlayson presented the report of the Faculty of
Applied Science.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   ) That the degree of B.A.Sc. be conferred on the candidates whose names
are listed in the report, and that
the Diploma in Public Health Nursing
be granted to Miss Elizabeth M.
Lighthall.
Carried
Dean Clement presented the report of the Faculty of
Agriculture.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Harris  ) That the degrees of M.S.A. and B.S.A.
respectively, be conferred on those
students whose names are listed in the
report.
Carried
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Warren   ) That any necessary additions or
corrections in these reports be left
with the Chair and the Deans of the
Faculties with power to act.
Carried
Re Post-graduate and Refresher Courses in Nursing
A memorandum was received of the action taken by
the Faculties with respect to the request of the Registered Nurses' Association of British Columbia for postgraduate and refresher courses in Nursing, which had been
referred to the Faculties by Senate at the meeting on
May 12th, 1942.  This matter was received for information
by the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of
Agriculture.  The Faculty of Applied Science, on the ^
913
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942.
f basis of a statement submitted by Dr. C. E. Dolman, Acting
Head of the Department of Nursing and Health, adopted the
following resolution:
"That Faculty endorse the efforts made by the
Department of Nursing and Health in meeting,
as far as possible, the wishes of the Registered
Nurses' Association."
The statement submitted by Dr. Dolman was read for
the information of Senate.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
The following recommendations of the Faculty of Arts
and Science regarding the reclassification of courses were
received:
1. That History 4 be reclassified as a subject
I                                        normally taken in the Third or Fourth Year,
but open to Second Year students, and that
this ruling apply in the present session.
2. That Biology 4 be made available to students
taking Honours Courses in other sciences.
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Mr. Soward  ) That these recommendations be approved,
Carried
A communication was received from the Faculty of Arts
and Science recommending that the following courses be
discontinued:
1. Courses discontinued because of inability to
provide instructors:
Honours Courses in Political Science
Commerce 4 (Commercial Law)
All courses in Government.
Courses discontinued because of insufficient
enrolment:
fc Physics 3
i ^ French 3(b) 914
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942.
Dr. Sedgewick    )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That this recommendation be
approved.
Carried
A letter was received from the Faculty of Arts and
Science recommending the alteration of the requirements for
the Fourth Year for the B.Com. degree to permit the substitution of another three-unit course for Commerce 4,
Commercial Law, the subject chosen to receive the approval
of the Head of the Department of Commerce and of the Dean
of the Faculty.
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Mr. Soward  ) That this recommendation be approved.
Carried
A communication was received from the Faculty of Arts
and Science recommending the following changes to accelerate the course in Social Work;
1. Social Work 1 and Social Work 13 to count as
three units toward the B.A. degree.
2. Nursing B27 (1 unit) to be waived if
Sociology 4 (3 units) is taken.
3. Nursing B5 (1 unit) to be waived if
Psychology 5 (3 units) is taken.
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Mr. Soward  ) That these changes in course be
approved.
Carried
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Autumn Awards and Postponements
Mr. Soward presented the report of the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries on the
Autumn Awards made by the Chairman of Senate on the recom- 915
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942.
mendation of the Committee, in conformity with the resolution of Senate of December l8th, 1929.  Copies of the
report were distributed to the members of Senate.
The report included the following recommendations of
the Committee which had been approved by the Faculty of
Arts and Science:
1. That the following awards be postponed for one year
owing to participation of the winners in war service:
Ahepa Scholarship - John M. R. Margeson
Women's Canadian Club Scholarship - Keith M.
Ralston
Beverley Cayley Scholarship - Geoffrey A. Benny
Lefevre Scholarship - Kenneth G. Booth
2. That George Vernon Browning, holder of the Dr. F.
J. Nicholson Scholarship be permitted to receive
his award in a single year.
3. That the Ontario Paper Company Prize be awarded to
David A. Harper, B.Com., on the recommendation of
the Department of Commerce.
4. That the French Government Prizes, awarded on the
recommendation of the Head of the Department of
Modern Languages, be given as follows:
French Government Book Prize - J. A. Hood
French Government Silver Medal - Grace Shortreed
French Government Bronze Medal - Mary J. Westwood
The following recommendations of the Committee which
had received the approval of the Faculty of Applied
Science were also presented:
1. That the following awards be postponed for one year
owing to the participation of the winners in war
service:
University Scholarship - David J. Rose
Dr. F.J.Nicholson Scholarship (Geology) - William
J. Lynott 916
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942.
2. That the Standard Oil Company Scholarship awarded
to Eric L. Smith be awarded by reversion to Donald
E. McLellan.
3. That the Lefevre Scholarship awarded to Donald E.
McLellan be awarded by reversion to Ian C.M.Rush.
At the same meeting of the Faculty of Applied Science
it was recommended that the William MacKenzie Swan Memorial
Bursary for 1942-43 be awarded to Mr. Albert Edward Roos,
Third Year Applied Science.
Mr. Soward)
Dr. Berry ) That the report be adopted.
Carried
Reports on Special Bursaries and Dominion-Provincial
Bursaries
For the information of Senate, Mr. Soward gave a
summary of the awards under the different bursary funds
administered by the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries.  A total of $30,042.50 had
been awarded and 216 students had received assistance.
Mr. Soward then presented the reports of the Committee
in reference to the award of Special Bursaries and
Dominion-Provincial Bursaries.
From the sum of $10,000.00 granted by the Board of
Governors, $6,500.00 was left at the disposal of the
Committee for the award of Special Bursaries after deductions had been made for increases in Royal Institution and
University Scholarships, an additional University Entrance
Scholarship, and the decrease in value of other bursary
funds after re-investment.  From this amount assistance f
917
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942.
was given to 66 students.
Three separate funds, the Youth Training Bursaries,
War Service Bursaries, and National Selective Service Bursaries, totalling $22,245.00, were made available by the
Dominion-Provincial Governments, and bursaries were
awarded to I36 students from these funds.
The Youth Training Programme, which had expired after
a three-year tenure from 1939-1942, had been renewed for
the session 1942-43, and made available to students in any
year and any Faculty.  The War Service Bursaries were
granted on the same basis as during the session 1941-42,
namely to students taking Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering
and Science in any year except the first, who pledged themselves to assist in the war effort in the field in which
they were trained.  The National Selective Service Bursaries
were the result of the desire of the National Selective
Service of the Department of Labour to secure the entrance
into the University of any student of high scholastic standing who would specialize in scientific courses.  The National Selective Service bursaries were awarded by a special
committee composed of:  Dr. S.J.Willis, Superintendent of
Education; Colonel F.T.Fairey, representative of the War
Emergency Training Plan; Mr. C.S.Henley, representative of
the National Selective Service and two members of the University staff - Mr. F.H.Soward and Mr. W.H.Gage.
The report concluded with a statement of the apprecia- 918
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942.
tion of the Committee for the co-operation of Mr. Henley,
Colonel Fairey and his staff, and for the assistance of
members of the Registrar's and Bursar's Office.
Mr. Soward)
Dr. Berry ) Thai> the reports on Special Bursaries
and on Dominion-Provincial Bursaries
be adopted.
Carried
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Mr. Harvey  ) That a hearty vote of thanks be
extended to Mr. Soward and the
members of his Committee in appreciation of the excellent reports
presented.
Carried unanimously
Reports of Committees
On Hood for the Degree of B.Ed.
The following recommendation of the Committee was
received:
"The hood of the Bachelor of Education degree
be of the Cambridge pattern - black with a
border of white silk which is edged with a
cord of University blue."
Dr. Sedgewick)
Mr. Harvey   ) That the report be adopted.
Carried
Library
The Thirteenth Report of the Library Committee
covering the period from April 1st, 1941, to March 31st,
1942, had been mimeographed and mailed to all members
of the Senate:
Mr. Atkinson)
Mr. A.E.Lord) That the report of the Library
Committee be adopted.
Carried
1 919
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942,
A letter was received from the Honourable the Minister
of Education in which he requested the President to include
in the Estimates for 1943-44 an item of $14,570.00 to cover
the estimated cost of re-establishing the department of
Home Economics utilizing the laboratory facilities of one
of the city high schools.
In this connection the Secretary read for the information of Senate a memorandum from the President relative
to the proposed re-establishment of a Department of Home
Economics in the University.  The President also made reference to a report to the Honourable the Minister of
Education, under date of September 26th, on the cost of reestablishing a Department of Home Economics at the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Harvey    )
Dean Finlayson) That the re-establishment of a
Department of Home Economics be
approved by Senate, and recommended
to the Board of Governors.
Carried
A letter from the Local Council of Women, Vancouver,
B.C., was read, in which they extended their congratulations on the re-establishment of the Home Economics Course
at the University of British Columbia.  This letter was
received and ordered filed.
A letter from the University Women's Club of Vancouver
in appreciation of the proposal to re-establish the Course
in Home Economics was also received and ordered filed.
A communication from Dr. H. M. Tory, President of
r
* 920
Wednesday, October 21st, 1942.
Carleton College, Ottawa, was received, requesting that
full credit be granted by the University of British Columbia
for courses offered by Carleton College.
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Mr. Webster ) That this matter be referred to the
Faculties.
Carried
A cable and letter sent to Brig. Sherwood Lett, in
accordance with the resolution passed by Senate at the
meeting on August 21st, were read for information.  A
cable received from Brig. Lett in appreciation of the
action of Senate was also read.
The Secretary was requested to write to Brig. Lett,
conveying the congratulations of the Senate upon his
being awarded the D.S.O. following the recent action at
Dieppe.
The meeting adjourned.
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Secretary,
Chairman.

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