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 6234.
Wednesday, November 13,  1974.
The Third regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the Session 1974-75 was held on Wednesday, November 13,  1974
at 8.00 p.m.  in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:    PresidentW. H. Gage (Chairman), Dr. A.E. Aho,
Mrs. M. F. Angus, Dr. L. L. Bongie, Dr. C. B. Bourne, Dr. D. G.
Brown, Dr. T. H. Brown, Mr. R. M. Buzza, Mr. C. McK. Campbell,
Mr. R. J. Carter, Dr. S. D. Cavers, Mr. C. P. Cole, Dean I. McT.
Cowan, Dr.  R. Daniells, Dr. C. G. David, Dr. N. Epstein, Mrs.  F.
Field, Rev.  R. W. Finn, Dean W.  D.  Finn, Dr. C. V.  Finnegan,
Miss A. J. Francis, Dr. S. M. Friedman, Dean E. M. Fulton, Mr. G. S.
Funt, Mr. F.  K. H. Gagne, Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Dr. R. F. Gray,
Dean N. A. Hall, Dr. D. F. Hardwick, Dr. T. D. Heaver, Dr. J. M.
Houston, Dr. B. Howard, Miss W. J. Hudson, Dr.  F. R. C. Johnstone,
Dr. J. M. Kennedy, Dr. W. D.  Kitts, Dr.  L.  Kraintz, Mrs. W. T.  Lane,
Mrs. J. MacD. Lecky, DeanS. W. Leung, Dr. P. A. Lusztig, Dr. D. J.
MacDougall, Mr. D. B. Mackay, Dean A. J. McClean, Dr. C. A. McDowell,
Dr. M. F. McGregor, Ms. C M. Moriarty, Mr. R. F. Osborne, Miss E. B.
Paul, Dr.  R. A. Restrepo, Dean B. E.  Riedel, Dr. G.  Rosenbluth, Mrs.   L.
Sayle, Dr. A. D. Scott, Dean M. Shaw, Ms. S. H. M. Smaill, Mrs. C A.
Soong, Dr. J.  K. Stager, Dr. K. S. Stockholder, Mr. G. A. Thorn,
Mr. B. B. Trevino, Dr. M. Uprichard, Mr.  F. C. Walden, Dr. W. A.
Webber, Dr. R. L. White, Acting Dean R. M. Will, Ms.  K. P. Young.
Observers:    Mr. J. A. Banham, Mr. G. R. Selman.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor N. T. Nemetz, Dr. R. M. Clark, Mr. C. J. Connaghan,
Ms. B.C. Errington, Dr. J. G. Foulks, The Hon. E.D. Fulton,
Dr. W. C Gibson, Mr. I. F. Greenwood, Dr.  R. E. McConnell,
Rev. J. P. Martin, Mr. A. M. Moore, Dr. G. V. Parkinson, Mr. G. J.
Peet, Mr. P. S.  Plant, Dr. J.  R. Stein, Mr.  B. Stuart-Stubbs, Dean G. M.
Volkoff, Mr. D. R. Williams. 6235.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr . Aho ) That the Minutes of the Second
Dr. Hardwick   ) regular meeting of Senate for
the Session 1974-75 having been
circulated, be taken as read and
adopted.
Carried
Introduction of new Senators
The Chairman welcomed to Senate the following new student members: -
Members-at-large
Miss A. J. Francis, Mr. C. P. Cole (replacing Mr. A. M. Smolensky
and Mr. J . M. Schoening)
Arts representative
Mr. D. B. Mackay -       replacing Mr. G. B. Burns
Applied Science representative
Mr. F.  K. H. Gagne -       replacing Mr. P. W. Park
Business  arising from the  Minutes
Notice of motion had been given at the previous meeting concerning
the establishment of a committee to investigate the operation of the Bookstore.
Miss Paul ) That a committee be established
Miss Francis   ) to investigate the operation of the
Bookstore, and report back to Senate.
Carried
The Chairman suggested that the Senate committee, when established,
should confer with the existing President's committee. 6236.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
Business arising from  the Minutes    (continued)
In reply to a query the Chairman stated that the problems in connection
with the Bookstore had been discussed by the Board of Governors and it had
been suggested that the Committee of Deans be asked to look at the short
term problems.
Candidates for  Degrees
Dean Cowan      )
Mr. Osborne    )
That the candidates for degrees
as approved by the Faculties be
granted the degrees for which
they were recommended, subject
to any necessary adjustments in
the lists to be made by the Registrar
in consultation with the Dean concerned
and the Chairman of Senate.
Carried
Committee on  Prizes,  Scholarships and  Bursaries
Dean Gardner    )
Mr. Trevino       )
That the new awards listed in
Appendix 'A' be accepted subject
to the approval of the Board of
Governors, and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
Carried
Reports  of Committees of Senate
Curriculum  Committee
Dr. Hardwick presented the report on proposals referred to the
committee. 6237.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum  Committee   (continued)
Faculty of Graduate Studies    (See Appendix 'B')
Dean Hardwick    )       That new courses and course changes
Dean Cowan )       in Biochemistry, Biology, Botany and
Forestry be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Law
The following revision in the Calendar statement for requirements
for the LL.B. degree were submitted by the Faculty of Law:-
1. That the Calendar statement for the units and hours required
for the LL.B. be changed to read as follows:
The LL.B. program requires a student to acquire a total of
45 units in three Winter Sessions in the Law School.    First
Year consists of compulsory courses totalling 15 units, as
described below.   The Second and Third Years consist of
two Winter Sessions in each of which a minimum of 14 and
a maximum of 17 units may be taken.   Each Session consists
of two consecutive terms in each of which a minimum of 12 and
a maximum of 18 hours may be taken.
2. That the Calendar statement with respect to the non-Law option
be changed to read as follows:
Students may, in their Second or Third Years  (which may
include the Intersession and Summer Sessions between First
Year, Second Year and Third Year) take work in other
departments and schools of the University for credit in
the Faculty of Law.
3. That work taken in other departments and schools may be
credited for no more than three units toward the Second or
Third Year unit requirements but shall not reduce the hours
or units in the Winter Sessions below the minimum requirements
specified above.    (14 units) .    Each student must receive advance
permission. 6238.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Faculty of Law    (continued)
The committee recommended approval of the proposed revisions
subject to the following change:-
That the last sentence of the calendar statement for the units and
hours required for the LL.B. degree be changed to read:-   "Each
Winter Session will have two consecutive terms in each of which
courses amounting to a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 1 8 hours
per week must be taken."
Dr. Hardwick      )        That the revision in the Calendar
Dean McClean      )        statement for requirements for the
LL.B. degree be approved subject
to the change in wording for the last
sentence of item 1.
Carried
Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Hardwick     ) That the proposal of the Faculty of
Dr. Johnstone    )        Medicine to delete the Combined
Honours B.Sc. /M.D. or D.M.D.
Program in Physiology be approved.
Carried
School  of Home  Economics -  Human  Nutrition Program
In February 1974 Senate approved changes in the Human
Nutrition Program submitted by the School of Home Economics.
These changes were inadvertently submitted to Senate again in
September 1974 by the Faculty of Arts and at that time criticism
was made concerning the availability of electives of the appropriate
unit value. 6239.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
School  of Home Economics -  Human  Nutrition  Program    (continued)
The committee had again examined the proposal and was
satisfied that there was in fact no problem since in the Second,
Third and Fourth Years of the Human Nutrition Program there
was a total of 18 units of electives;   9i units of these electives
must be allocated to special courses for those students wishing
to enter the internship program in order to receive recognition
by the Canadian Dietetic Association.
Nominating  Committee
Budget Committee
It was explained in the report that by section 27 (e) of the
Universities Act (1974), Senate had been given the power "to
establish a standing committee to meet with the president and assist
him in the preparation of the university budget."   The President
had asked the Nominating Committee to establish such a committee.
The committee resolved that the Budget Committee should
be composed of five persons and the following membership was
recommended: -
Mrs. M. F. Angus - Convocation member
Mr. G. S. Funt - Student
Dr. P. A. Lusztig - Commerce and Business Administration
Dr. C. A. McDowell - Science
Dr. A. D. Scott - Arts 6240.
Wednesday, November 13,  1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating  Committee
Budget Committee   (continued)
Dr. Bourne   ) That the recommendations of the
Miss Paul        ) Nominating Committee be approved.
Carried
Addition of Student Senators to Senate Committees
The committee made the following recommendations:-
Admissions
Mr. C. P. Cole -       replacing Mr. A. M. Smolensky
Agenda
Mr. D. B. Mackay -       replacing Mr. J.M. Schoening
Appeals on Academic Standing
Ms. C. M. Moriarty        -      replacing Mr. J. A. McEwen
Curriculum
Mr. F.  K. H. Gagne       -      replacing Mr. A. J. Hilliker
Mr. D. B. Mackay -      replacing Mr. J. M. Schoening
Tributes
Miss E. B. Paul -       replacing Mr. A. J. Hilliker
University  Library
Ms. A. J. Francis -       replacing Mr. A. J. Hilliker
Architectural  Planning and Academic Functions
Mr. F.  K. H. Gagne       -       replacing Mr. J. A. McEwen
Mr. D.  B. Mackay -       additional student
Extracurricular Activities
Ms. A. J.  Francis -       additional student
Diplomas and Certificates
Mr. C. P. Cole -      committee established at
October 9, 1974
Mr. F. K. H. Gagne       -      meeting   -   students not
nominated at that time 6241 .
Wednesday, November 13,  1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating  Committee
Addition of Student Senators  to Senate Committees    (continued)
Dr. Bourne    ) That the recommendations of the
Mrs. Field      ) Nominating Committee be approved.
Carried
Nominations from the floor of Senate
At the October 9,  1974 Senate meeting  (P.6217-6218) , the
Nominating Committee was asked to consider and report on the
matter of additional nominations for membership on committees
being made from the floor.   The following report was submitted:-
1. Except in those cases where it has provided otherwise,
Senate has given the committee the task of deciding the
appropriate size of each committee and so recommending
to Senate.    (See the minutes of Senate for February 20, 1974,
at pages 6103, 6125 and 6127.)
2. Where the committee nominates the membership of a committee,
the number of names it submits to Senate indicates its decision
on the appropriate size of this committee.   The addition of
members by Senate, therefore, is contrary to the opinion of
the Nominating Committee.
3. Senate clearly has the right to vary the recommendation of the
Nominating Committee about the size of a committee.    It can do 6242.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating  Committee
Nominations from the floor of Senate
3. (continued)
so, however, only by a motion to that effect.   It should be done
by an express, not an implied, motion.
4. Members of Senate clearly have the right to make additional
nominations from the floor of Senate;  under present Senate
resolutions, this can only be done with the consent of the
nominees  (ibid.,  6126).
5. When additional nominations are made from the floor, an
election should be held to determine the membership of the
committee of the size recommended by the Nominating
Committee, unless the Senate has first passed a resolution
to increase the size of the committee in accordance with
paragraph 3.
Dr. Bourne        ) That the report be adopted.
Dr. McGregor   )
In amendment:
Dr. Gray )      That paragraph 5 be deleted.
Dr. Stockholder   )
Lost
The motion was put and carried. 6243.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
Proposals of the  Faculties
School  of Nursing  -  Intersession courses
It was noted that Nursing 357  (1) Perspectives  in  Nursing, and
Nursing 366 (3) Clinical  Nursing were to be offered May to July, 1975.
Bachelor of Science in  Nursing degree program -  review of
regulations  concerning  admission,   promotion and graduation
Senate agreed to the recommendation of the Senate Agenda Committee
that this item be referred to the Senate Admissions Committee.
School  of Rehabilitation Medicine -  changes  in promotion  policies
Senate agreed to the recommendation of the Senate Agenda Committee
that this item be referred to the Senate Admissions Committee.
Report of the Director of Summer Session 1974
The report of the Director of Summer Session was received for
information.
Bookstore
An analysis of book requests by Faculty by month for 1974 had been
circulated for information.    It was agreed that copies be sent to members
of the committee on the Bookstore as soon as the committee membership
had been established.
Advisory Committee for the  selection of Deans
At its meeting of November 5, 1974 the Board of Governors approved 6244.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
Advisory Committee for the selection of Deans   (continued)
and recommended to Senate the following proposals for the establishment
of an advisory committee for the selection of Deans:
Function:
1. To consider candidates for the position of a Dean of a Faculty.
2. To advise the President on the choice of a Dean in order that he may
make an appropriate recommendation to the Board of Governors.
Membership:
Chairman      -      To be appointed by the President from the members of
the constituted committee
Secretary      -      To be chosen by the committee from its members
Members        -       Four faculty members elected by the Faculty
Four members appointed by the President
Two students elected from the students represented
on Faculty
The Chairman pointed out that the statement on membership was
ambiguous.    It was agreed that the wording should be as follows:
Members        -      Four faculty members elected by the Faculty concerned
Four members appointed by the President
Two students elected from the student representatives
on the Faculty concerned
Dean Cowan     ) That the proposals of the Board of
Mrs.  Lecky      ) Governors on an Advisory Committee
for the selection of Deans be adopted.
The material had been circulated at the meeting and criticism was
made that there had not been sufficient time for consideration of the proposal 6245.
Wednesday, November 13,  1974.
Advisory Committee for the selection of Deans   (continued)
In amendment:
Dr . Rosenbluth    )       That consideration of the proposal be
Dr. Brown )       deferred until the December meeting
of Senate.
Lost
During the following debate concern was expressed at the unequal
balance of representation between the elected members of Faculty and the
other members of the committee.    It was suggested that at least half the
membership of the committee ought to be elected by members of the Faculty
concerned.
It was argued that there was some urgency for the selection of a
Dean of Arts and therefore the procedures could be adopted in this instance
but that they be reconsidered for future appointments.
In amendment:
Mr. Trevino    ) That the motion be amended to read:
Mr. Carter       )
"That the proposals of the Board of
Governors on an Advisory Committee
for the selection of Deans be adopted
for the selection of the Dean of Arts to
replace the present Dean of Arts, but
that the Board be requested to appoint
a committee to meet with a committee of
Senate to consider procedures for the
establishment of future advisory
committees for the selection of Deans;
these proposals to be available by
April 1,  1975."
Carried
After further discussion the motion as amended was put and carried. 6246.
Wednesday, November 13,  1974.
Other  Business
Examination schedules
A query was raised concerning the posting of examination schedules.
The Registrar stated that the time-table was seldom done until fairly late
in November and that it would be available shortly.
A further query was raised concerning the number of examinations
a student was required to take in one day.    It was pointed out that attempts
had been made to find ways of improving the programming system for
examinations but without success.
In reply to a further question the Registrar stated that he was prepared
to investigate the possibility of establishing a December time-table when
students registered.
Tributes Committee
Dr. McGregor presented the report of the Tributes Committee.
Members of the gallery were asked to leave.
Memorial  Minute
The following memorial statement had been prepared in accordance
with the custom of Senate in recognition by the University and the Senate
of the late Henry Leslie Purdy. 6247.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
Tributes  Committee
Memorial  Minute   (continued)
IN MEMORIAM
HENRY LESLIE PURDY
Henry Leslie Purdy was born in Vancouver in 1901.   He took his
B.A. at the University of British Columbia in 1926 and his M.A. at the
University of Washington in 1928.   After a year's Instructorship at the
latter university he joined the Department of Economics at Dartmouth
where he eventually won his professorship, having completed his Ph.D.
at Chicago in  1935.    His perceptive talents resulted in an invitation to
Washington, where he spent the years 1941-1943 conducting special
investigations for the government of the United States.    In 1943 he
became Assistant Director of Research for the Missouri Pacific Railroad
at St. Louis, at the same time teaching in the evening division of St. Louis
University.    It was in 1947 that he was persuaded to return home, to direct
research for the B. C. Electric Company.    In fact, he served in a number
of capacities with such success that in 1961 he reached the Presidency.
The change in the ownership of that company proved a boon to the
University of British Columbia, for in 1961 Harry Purdy was able to
return to academic life as a member of the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration.   He had never abandoned his love of teaching
and on this campus, where he remained until his retirement in 1971, he 6248.
Wednesday, November 13,  1974.
Tributes Committee
Memorial  Minute    (continued)
soon won universal respect from students and colleagues alike.   His
quiet common-sense and his vast experience made him a valuable
member in the counsels of his Faculty and in Senate, to which he was
elected as a representative of the Alumni from 1958 to 1960.   He died
October 21,  1974, leaving a widow and two sons, to whom the University
extends its profound sympathy.
It was pointed out that Dr. Purdy had also been a member of the
Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts.
It was agreed that the Memorial statement be spread on the Minutes
of Senate and that a copy be sent to close relatives.
Honorary  Degrees
The committee recommended that invitations be extended to the
following persons to receive honorary degrees at the 1975 Congregation:-
John F. McCreary, Co-ordinator of Health Sciences, formerly Dean
of the Faculty of Medicine
- Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa)
William M. Armstrong, Chairman of the Universities Council of B.C.
formerly Deputy President at The University of British Columbia
- Degree of Doctor of Science  (Honoris Causa) 6249.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
Tributes Committee
Honorary Degrees   (continued)
Carl E. Borden, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology
-  Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa)
Dr. McGregor    ) That the recommendations of the
Dr. Hardwick    ) Tributes Committee concerning
honorary degrees be approved.
Carried
The meeting adjourned at 9.30 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday,
December 18,  1974.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 62 50.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
APPENDIX  'A'
New Awards  Recommended to Senate
Commerce 356  Report Writing Award   -   An anonymous donor has
made available an award of $50 to provide an incentive for students
to improve their written communication skills and to recognize good
report writing by students.    Reports will be judged on the effectiveness
of presentation, how well the material comes across, and the effective
use of language, exhibits, etc.     The intention is to make the award
for a report written in the normal course of studies in Commerce 356.
The initial screening for the award will be done by the instructors in
Commerce 356 and following their selection of five or six effective
reports, the final selection will be made by the University Awards
Committee acting on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee
of the Faculty.
The  I.   B.   Holubitsky Memorial  Fund   -  This fund has been
established by friends and colleagues in memory of Dr.  I. B.
Holubitsky to provide financial aid for Surgical Resident Education
through travel to other Centres.   The recipient must demonstrate
promise as a Clinical Surgeon and be of the highest integrity.
The award will be made on the recommendation of the Trustees
of the Fund.
The  Henry M.   Howard  Bursaries   -   Bursaries to a total of $500
will be provided by Henry M. Howard, Professor Emeritus of Mineral
Engineering, to encourage and assist deserving undergraduate
students in Mineral Engineering with preference given to Second
Year students.    Bursaries will be awarded on the recommendation
of the Department of Mineral Engineering to students who demonstrate
developed interest in the mineral industry and require financial
assistance.   Application should be made to the Department of
Mineral Engineering by the end of September.   Those students
who are assisted are expected to accept a moral obligation to
reimburse the fund when they are able to do so.
Terrazzo,  Tile & Marble Association of Canada Prize   -   A prize of
$100 to be awarded annually to a student in the School of Architecture
who submits the best project or report concerned with the study of
bui Iding materials. 6251.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
APPENDIX  'A'
New Awards  Recommended to Senate   (continued)
The Trapp  Loan  Fund   -   A loan fund to assist worthy
students in the Faculty of Medicine has been established
by the late Dr. Ethlyn Trapp, a highly respected pioneer
woman physician.   Terms governing loans will be arranged
in accordance with the individual circumstances of the applicant. 6252.
Wednesday, November 13, 1974.
APPENDIX  'B'
Course and  Curriculum  Proposals
A   =   new courses or substantial changes
B   =  minor changes
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Biochemistry
B      Change Biochemistry 504 - change in title and description
Biology
A      New course Biology 649   Ph.D.   Thesis
Botany
A     New course
Botany 506 (li)   Reproductive Biology of
Vascular Plants
Forestry
B      Change
Forestry 539 - change in title

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