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 1287
Febrn^rv 19th, 1947.
The third regular meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia was held on Wednesday, February
19th, 1947, at 8:00 p.m., in the Board and Senate Room.
Present:  Dean J. N. Finlayson, Acting President (in
the Chair), Dean D. Buchanan, Dean F. M. Clement, Dean G.F.
Curtis, Dr. 0. J. Todd, Mr. W. H. Gage, Dr. H. J. MacLeod,
Mr. F. A. Forward, Dr. J. C. Berry, Dr. G. H. Harris, Mr. F.
Read, Mr. F. j. Burd, Major H. C. Holmes, Mr. A.R. Lord,
Mr. H. 0. English, Mr. W.R. McDougall, Dr. J.M. Ewing, Mr.
K.P. Caple, Dr. Sherwood Lett, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley,
Miss Florence S. Mulloy, Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. G.G. Sedgewick,
Dr. A.B. Schinbein, Dr. F. A. Turnbull, Dr. H.V. Warren.
Expressions of regret for their inability to be present were received from Chancellor E.W. Hamber, President
N.A.M. MacKenzie, Mr. A.E. Lord, Mrs. Sally Murphy Creighton,
Mr. H.N. MacCorkindale, Dr. J.F. Walker and Dr. C.H. Wright.
Dr.  Sage )
Mr.  McDougall)  That the minutes of the  second
regular meeting of December 18th,
1946,  the minutes of  the special
meeting of  January 2nd,   1947,  and
the minutes  of the special meeting
of January 29th,   1947,  be taken
as  read and adopted.
Carried
Election of Representative on the Board of Governors
A letter was read from the University solicitor
stating that Mr. A.E. Lord was again eligible for election
as a representative of Senate on the Board of C-overnors
after his period of absence from the Board.
Mr. Lord was thereupon nominated for this position
by Dr. Lett.
Dr. Sage)
Dr. Todd) That nominations close.
Carried 1288
February 19th, 1947.
The Chair declared Mr. A. E. Lord duly elected to
represent Senate on the Board of Governors for a period of
three years.
Appointment of Committee on a Faculty of Pharmacy
The following had consented to serve on this committee:
President MacKenzie
Dean D. Buchanan
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Dean F. M. Clement
Dean G. F. Curtis
Prof. E. L. Woods
Prof. W. H. Gage
Mr. C. B. Wood
From the Board of Governors
University Medal for Arts and Science - Approved
At the request of the Board that Senate suggest the
composition of the medal
Dr.   Todd )
Dr.   Sedgewick)That  a Committee be appointed by
the President to   consider the
material and design  of the medal.
Carried
Course in Music - Approved
Courses for the Summer Session 1947 - Approved
Curriculum changes - Approved
Report of Senate-Faculty Committee on Faculty of
Medicine - Received for information
Site for Hillel Foundation building -
The following resolution of the Board was
received:
"That the President discuss this matter with
the Manager of the University Endowment Lands
and that he also refer it to the Senate for
report to the Board."
A request was also received from the President that
Senate appoint a committee to consider the whole
question of religion at the University. 1289
February 19th, 194?.
Dr. Sedgev/ick)
Dean Curtis  ) That a committee be appointed by
the President to consider both of
these matters.
Carried
C. E. Frosst Company Prizes - Approved
Players' Club Alumni Scholarship - Approved
Penfield Prize - Approved
Transportation and Customs Bureau, Vancouver
Board of Trade Prizes - Approved subject to approved of
Senate
From the Faculties
The following recommendations were received from the
Faculties in respect of the holding of  supplemental examinations at  centres in British Columbia  other than Victoria
College:
1. That, in addition to being permitted to write at
Victoria College, students be permitted to write
supplemental examinations at the prescribed time
at the  following  centres in British Columbia:
Cranbrook
One of: Trail or Nelson
One of: Kelowna or Penticton
Kamloops
Prince George
Prince Rupert
Dawson Creek
(In other provinces the present arrangement
whereby students may write only at a
College or University to continue).
2. That   the  Department  of Education be approached in
the matter,   and that with the permission of the
Department the necessary arrangements be made
through the Inspector with the High Schools in
the centres chosen.
3. That the last   date for   submission of applications
for supplemental examinations be changed to
August 1st.
4. That the Board of  Governors be asked to  prescribe
an additional fee for a supplemental examination
at a  local centre,  and also the amount per examina- 1290
February 19th,   1947.
tion period to be paid to  supervisors  by the
University.     The amounts  suggested by the
Committee are:
Additional Supplemental fee -  $2.50  per paper
Payment to Supervisors  -  $5.00 per examination
period.
Dean Clement)
Major Holmes)  That  these recommendations be adopted.
Carried
Dean Buchanan presented the report of the Committee
on a Course Leading to a Degree in Physical Education.
An outline of the proposed course was submitted.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the following recommendations and
the course as outlined be approved.
1. That students register in the
Faculty of Arts and Science.
2. That the degree to be awarded be
Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.E.)
3. That the course as- submitted by the
Committee be approved subject to confirmation by the Provincial Department of Education that the course
meets with their requirements for
teaching Physical Education.
C_a_rried
Suggestions were made that the course might be broadened
to give greater emphasis on the particular needs of young
people living in British Columbia where outdoor recreation
requires trained leaders in mountaineering, camp craft,etc.
An outline of the Third and Fourth Years of the
course in Pharmacy, as approved by the Faculty of Arts
and Science, was presented by Dean Buchanan. 1291
February 19th, 1947-
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the courses for the Third and
Fourth Years of the course in
Pharmacy be approved.
Carried
Mr. Gage presented recommendations from the Faculty
of Arts and Science regarding the proposed changes in
requirements for the B.A. degree, particularly Honours
Courses.  These recommendations were taken section by
section.
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) That the recommendations contained
in Part I of the report be adopted.
Carried
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) That the recommendations contained
in Part III be adopted and that
Clause 5 of Part I be applied to
Part III.
Carried
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) Thatthe recommendations in Part IV
be adopted but be not put into
effect until the Session 1948-49.
Carried
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) That Part V of the report be
adopted.
Carried
Dr. Sage presented recommendations from the Faculty
of Arts and Science concerning the requirements for graduate
work and courses leading to the degree of M.A.
Dr. Sage    )
Dean Buchanan) That these requirements be approved.
Carried 1292
February 19th, 1947.
Dean Buchanan presented a report on Calendar changes,
new courses, etc. , in the Department of Commerce.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That this report be approved.
Carried
Dr.   Todd presented the report of  the  Calendar Committee for the Faculty  of Arts and  Science  giving the
changes, new courses,  courses discontinued,   etc.,  for the
Session 1947-48.
Dr.   Todd )
Dean Buchanan)  That the report  of  the Calendar
Committee be approved.
Carried
Since no special Spring Session will be offered in
1947 Dean Buchanan presented a recommendation that ex-
service students who, at the close of the regular session
require 9 units of work to complete the course for the
degree of B.A. or B.Com. or for admission to Lav/, be permitted to take in addition to the Summer Session a reading course of 3 units beginning May 1st with final
examinations at the time of the September supplementals.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. A.R. Lord) That the President be authorized
to approve the courses required
when it is known what subjects are
needed.
Carried
A recommendation was received from the Faculty of
Arts and Science that no change be made in the present
requirement of a second course in a language as requested
by the Summer Session Students' Association. 1293
February 19 th,  1947.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr.   Gage )  That this recommendation be
approved.
Carried
Faculty  of Applied Science
An outline  of the five-year course leading to the
degree of Bachelor of Architecture was presented from the
Faculty of Applied Science by Dr.   MacLeod.
Dr.  MacLeod)
Mr.   Forward)  That the following recommendations
be approved:
1. That a Department  of Architecture
be formally established in the
Faculty of Applied Science.
2. That   the   curriculum as outlined  in
the  report be adopted.
3«   That  the degree to be awarded be
the  Bachelor of Architecture
(B.   Arch.).
Carried
Dr.  MacLeod presented the revised requirements for
the Master's Degree in the Faculty of Applied Science.
These  changes were mainly to bring the regulations into
line with those in the other faculties.
Dr.  MacLeod)
Mr.   Forward)  That these regulations be  adopted.
Carried
A report was presented by Mr. Forward giving the
recommendations of the Calendar Committee in the Faculty
of Applied Science regarding new courses, changes, courses
discontinued, etc., for the Session 1947-48.
Mr. Forward)
Dr. MacLeod) That the report of the Calendar
Committee be approved.  „  . .
Carried 1294
February 19th, 1947.
Faculty of Agriculture
A recommendation was received that the name of the
Department of Farm Mechanics be changed to the Department
of Agricultural Mechanics and that the titles of all
courses in the Department be changed accordingly.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Berry  ) That this recommendation be approved.
Carri ed
Dean Clement presented the report of the Calendar
Committee for the Faculty of Agriculture in which the
various changes, new courses, etc., were listed.
Dean Clement)
Dr. 3erry  ) That this report be approved and
that the proposed option in Nutrition extending over a period of
five years be approved in principle,
the course for the first two years,
as outlined, to be instituted now.
Carried
Faculty of Law
A recommendation regarding membership in the Faculties was received from the Faculty of Law which had not
met to discuss this question at the time it was dealt
with by the other faculties.  The Faculty of Law favoured
a change in the Statute to enable Faculty to add to its
members without reference to Senate.
The Faculty of Arts and Science and Applied Science
also recommended this change but the Faculty of Agriculture desired no change in the Statute.
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Ewing   ) That the question be tabled until
a later meeting.
Carried 1295
February 19th, 1947.
Dean Curtis presented the changes, new courses,
courses dropped, etc., for the Faculty of Law for the
Calendar for 1947-48:
Dean Curtis)
Dr. Ewing  ) That the Calendar changes as presented be approved.
Carried
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
The Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships,
and Bursaries presented a recommendation which had been
approved by all Faculties that the Captain LeRoy Memorial
Bursary of $150.00 henceforth be awarded in the Fall rather
than in the Spring.
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Mawdsley) That this recommendation be approved.
Carried
The Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
recommended the acceptance of the offer of the Transportation and Customs Bureau of the Vancouver Board of Trade to
provide prizes for the Session 1946-47 only, the following
acknowledgement to be placed in the Calendar.
The Transportation and Customs Bureau
of the Vancouver Board of Trade Prizes
Four prizes each of $75.00, the gift of the
Transportation and Customs Bureau of the Vancouver Board of Trade, were awarded for the best
major reports submitted by students enrolled in
the Department of Commerce in the course on
Transportation, Practices and Policies (Commerce
400).  The prizes were assigned for reports in
the fields of railway, highway, waterway and
airway transportation respectively.  One prize
was awarded in each field.
Mr.   Gage     )
Dr.   Warren)That these prizes be accepted and a 1296
February 19th,  1947,
letter of thanks  sent to the donors.
Carri ed
The Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
recommended the revision of the terms of the Prize in International Relations, the announcement for the Calendar to
read as follows:
The International Studies Prize
A book prize to the value of .$30.00, provided from the income of a trust fund established by an anonymous donor, will be awarded
to the undergraduate obtaining first place in
International Studies 40 0.
Mr. Gage)
Dr. Sage) That the revision of the terms of
this award be approved.
Carri ed
Mr.   Gage,   Chairman of the  Committee on Prizes,  Scholarships,   and  Bursaries,  presented the recommendation that
the  offer of Mr.   R.   G.   Cole of two bursaries be accepted
on the  following  terms of award:
The R.   G.   Cole  Bursaries
Two bursaries  of  $150.00   each,  the gift
of Mr.   R.   G.   Cole of Hamilton,  Ontario,  are
available for  students  entering the Third or
Fourth Year of Metallurgical or Mining Engineering.     The awards v/ill  be made to   students
who have high scholastic  standing and are in
need of financial assistance.    Applications,
on forms available at the Registrar's Office,
must   be   submitted to  the  Registrar not  later
than August 15th.
Mr. Gage   )
Mr. Forward) That these bursaries be accepted
and a letter of thanks sent to
the donor.
Carried 1297
February  19th,   1947.
Mr.   Gage presented the recommendation of  the Committee
on Prizes,   Scholarships,   and  Bursaries that  the  offer of the
Vancouver Bar Association to  provide two bursaries of  $100.
each be accepted on the following  terms of award:
The Vancouver Bar Association Bursaries
Two bursaries of $100.00 each, the gift of the
Vancouver Bar Association, will be awarded in the
Session 1947-48  to   students  in the Faculty of  Law.
One bursary will be available  for a student  entering the  Second Year and the other for a student
entering the  Third Year.    Awards v/ill be based on
scholastic  standing and  financial need.    Applications,   on forms  available at the  Registrar's
Office,   must  be submitted to the Registrar not
later than August  15th.
Mr.   Gage       )
Dean Curtis)  That   these bursaries be accepted
and  a letter of thanks sent to
the donors.
Carried
Mr.   Gage presented the recommendation of the Committee
on Prizes,   Scholarships,  and Bursaries that the offer of
the Vancouver Bar Association to  give prizes  in the Session
1946-47 to   the value of $100.00 to   students in the Faculty
of  Law and  that the following announcement appear in the
Calendar for 1947-48 as an acknowledgement.
The Vancouver Bar Association Prizes
Prizes to the total of $100.00, the gift of
the Vancouver Bar Association, were available
for students registered in the Faculty of Law
during the  Session 1946-47.     These prizes were
offered for Comments on cases submitted for publication in  the Canadian Bar Review.     One prize
of $50.00 was offered for the  Comment  of highest
merit and two prizes of  $25.00 each for the
Comments ranking next in merit.     Two or more
students were permitted to   collaborate in the
writing  of a  Comment.     Contributions  submitted
prior to March 31,   1947, were considered for 1298
February 19th, 1947,
these prizes and were judged by a Committee consisting of the Provincial Editor of the Canadian
Bar Review and two members of Faculty.
Mr. Gage  )
Dean Curtis) That these prizes be accepted on
the stated terms of award and a
letter of thanks sent to the donors.
Carried
The  Joint  Faculty Committee on Prizes,   Scholarships,
and Bursaries recommended the acceptance of a Book Prize
offered by an anonymous donor for a student of high standing in the Faculty of  Law for the Session 1946-47  only.
The following  Calendar announcement   is  proposed:
Special  Book Prize
A book prize  of  the value  of  $25.00,
the  gift of an anonymous donor, was awarded
in May,   1947,  to a  student  in the Second Year
who  obtained high scholastic standing and was
not the  recipient of any other scholarship or
prize.
Mr. Gage  )
Dean Curtis) That this prize be accepted and
a letter of thanks sent to the
anonymous donor.
Carried
The  Joint  Faculty  Committee on Prizes,   Scholarships,
and Bursaries presented the recommendation that  the offer
of the Swift  Canadian  Company of  a Fellowship   of  $1000.00
be accepted on the following terms of award:
The  Swift  Canadian  Company Limited Fellowship
For research work on food products and nutrition the  Swift  Canadian Company offers annually
a fellowship of $1000.00.     Of this sum $750.00
will be available for the recipient and $250.00
for equipment and supplies.     This award is open
to graduates in Arts and Science,  Applied Science,
and Agriculture.     The recipient v/ill be recommended
to  Senate by the  Scholarship  Committee,  after 1299
February 19th, 1947.
consultation with the Deans of the Faculties.
Mr.   Gage )
Dean Buchanan)  That  this Fellowship  be accepted' and
a letter of  thanks sent to the donors,
Carried
The  Joint  Faculty Committee  on Prizes,   Scholarships,
and  Bursaries  recommended the acceptance of  the offer of
the American Woman's Club to provide a bursary on the
following terms of  award:
The American Woman's Club Bursary for
Social Work
A bursary of  $100.00,  the gift  of the
American Woman's Club,   is available for a woman
student  in Social Work who  has  completed one year
of the  course  leading to the degree of B.S.W.
The  award will be made  to a  student who  has good
standing and is in need of financial assistance.
Applications, on forms available at  the Registrar's
Office, must  be submitted to the Registrar by
August  15 th.
Mr.   Gage  )
Dr.   Ewing)  That this bursary be accpeted and
a  letter of  thanks  sent to the
donor.
Carried
Mr.   Gage presented the offer of the Trail Board of
Trade to  provide a book prize of the value of $25.00 on the
following terms of award:
The Trail Board of Trade Book Prize
A book prize of  the value of $25.00  is
available for a student  in the Fifth Year
of Architecture.    This award,  which will be
made over a period of three years,   is provided
by a  donation of $75.00  from the  Trail Board
of Trade.     The award v/ill be given for outstanding merit in the  Community Planning project  of the course in Architectural Design; >
1300
February 19th, 1947,
Mr. Gage  )
Dr. Warren) That this prize be accepted and a
letter of thanks sent to the donors.
Carried
Mr. Gage, Chairman of the Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries, presented the offer of
the United Empire Loyalists* Association of Canada (Vancouver
Branch) to replace its book prize of $10.00 by a cash prize
of  $25.00.
Mr.   Gage)
Dr.   Sage)  That this  change be approved and a
letter of thanks   be sent to the
organization.
Carri ed
The Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships,
and Bursaries recommended the acceptance of the offer of
the Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Pharmacy to
provide two scholarships of  $100.00 each on the  following
terms of award:
The Canadian Foundation for the
Advancement of Pharmacy Scholarships
Two  scholarships of  $100.00 each,  the gift
of The  Canadian Foundation for the Advancement
of Pharmacy,  are available  for   students  in
Pharmacy.     One of these scholarships will be
awarded in May to a student  completing  the second
year  (first year in Pharmacy).     The other will
be awarded as an entrance scholarship in September.
Although the awards will be made primarily on
the basis of merit,   financial need will be
considered.
Mr.   Gage )
Dean Buchanan)  That  these awards be approved
on the  proposed tentative terms
and a letter of thanks  sent to
the donors.
Carried 1301
February 19th,   1947.
On  behalf of the  Committee on Prizes,   Scholarships and
Bursaries,  Mr.   Gage recommended the acceptance of the  offer
of the University Women's  Club to  provide an annual bursary
on the following terms of award:
The University Women's Club General Bursary
A bursary of $100.00,  the gift  of the University
Women's  Club of Vancouver,   is available annually
for a woman student  registered  in  any year and any
Faculty.     To  be eligible for this award a student
must have high scholastic standing and need of
financial assistance.    Applications,  on forms
available at the Registrar's Office,  must   be
received not   later than August   15th.
Mr. Gage  )
Dean Curtis) That this bursary be accepted and
a letter of thanks sent to the
donors.
Carried
The Committee on Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries
recommended a revision in the terms of the Geldart Riadore
Bursary to enable it to be given in the Fall rather than
in the Spring.
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) That Senate permit the Committee
to make the necessary changes and
adjustments in the terms of the
various awards to bring them all
into line.
Carri ed
Report of Committee on Honorary Degrees
Dr. Sedgewick, Chairman, presented the report of the
Committee on Honorary Degrees recommending that the degree
of LL.D. Honoris Causa be conferred upon
Walter S. Woods, Esq., Deputy Minister of
Veterans Affairs 1302
>
> February 19th, 194?,
#
L. Dana Wilgress, Esq., B.A., Canadian Ambassador
to the U.S.S.R.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dean Curtis  ) That this report be adopted.
Carried
At the request of the President, Dr. Sedgewick read a
letter from Mr. Justice T. C. Davis, Canadian Ambassador to
China, suggesting that the University of British Columbia
confer an honorary degree on Professor Bernard Heinze, a
visiting Australian musician in Canada to conduct a series
of symphony concerts.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Sage   ) That this matter be referred to
the Committee on Honorary Degrees
with power to act.
Carried
Dr. F. A. Turnbull suggested that recognition in the
way of an honorary degree might be given to outstanding
teachers in the Province who have produced consistently
good results over a period of years.
Dr.   Sage )
Dr.   Turnbull)   That  the matter of conferring
further honorary degrees be referred
to the   Committee on Honorary
Degrees.
Carried
Report of the Committee on Fraternity and
Sorority Relations with the University
Mr. Gage, the Secretary, gave a brief verbal report
of progress.
Report of the Committee on the Establishment
of a Faculty of Pharmacy
The Secretary read a report from the Committee on the 1303
February 19th, 1947.
Establishment of a Faculty of Pharmacy recommending that
the Department of Pharmacy as now constituted .in the Faculty
of Arts and Science be made a Faculty of Pharmacy.
Dean Clement )
Mr. McDougall) That the recommendation of the
Committee on Pharmacy be approved.
In amendment
Dr.  Warren)
Dr.   Ewing  )  That the report of the Committee be
sent to all members of Senate and
that the matter be referred to the
Faculties for consideration and
report to Senate.
Carried
Report of the  Library  Committee
The report of the  Library  Committee was  lifted from
the  table where it  had been laid at  the meeting on
October 23rd,  1946.
Dean Buchanan)
Dean Curtis     ) That this  report be received and
filed and that a letter of appreciation for his excellent  report be
sent  to the Librarian.
Carried
Requirements for University Entrance and
Senior Matriculation, 1948
The Secretary reported that no additional changes were
proposed other than ones which had been previously passed
by Senate.
Dean Curtis)
Dr. Berry  ) That the publication of the
"Requirements" be authorized.
Carried
Victoria College  Council
Dean Buchanan reported everything in order and pro- 1304
February 19th, 1947.
gressing smoothly at Victoria College, An agreement had
been reached with the Victoria School Board whereby Victoria
College could now retain for its own use any surplus funds
at the end of the fiscal year.
The meeting adjourned.
C^-Ai^zsz^^,  yxx~Ac>&*™4L-
Secretary.
Chairman.

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