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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1945-12-19

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Wednesday, December 19th, 1945.
The second regular meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia for the Session 1945-46 was held
on Wednesday, December 19th, 1945, at 8:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room.
Present: President N. A. M. MacKenzie (in the Chair),
Dean F. M. Clement, Dean J. N. Finlayson, 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. H. N. MacCorkindale, Mr. F. J. Burd, Mr. A. R. Lord,
Mr. H. 0. English, Mr. W. R. McDougall, Dr. J. M, Ewing,
Mrs. K. M. Beckett, Mr. K. P. Caple, Mrs. Sally Murphy
Creighton, Dr. Sherwood Lett, Mr. A. E. Lord, Dean M.
Dorothy Mawdsley, Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. F. A. Turnbull, Dr.
J. F. Walker, Dr. H. V. Warren, Dr. C. A. H. Wright, Miss
Florence S. Mulloy.
Expressions of regret for their inability to be present were received from Dean D. Buchanan and Dr. A. E. D.
Mr. A. E. Lord)
Mr. McDougall ) That the minutes of the first
regular meeting of October 24th,
1945, as corrected, be approved.
Notice of Appointment of Committees
Committee to Consider Hoods for the Degrees
of B.H.E. and LL.B.
Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Chairman
Dr. 0. J. Todd
Dean G. F. Curtis
Committee on Affiliation of a Roman Catholic College
Dean D. 3uchanan
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Dean F. M. Clement
Dean G. F. Curtis
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick
Mr. A. R. Lord
Mr. A. E. Lord
Dr. Sherwood Lett
Mrs. Kenneth Beckett
Mr. F. J. Burd 1165
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Committee to Make a Report on the Manner in Which
A Department of Physical Education May be Set Up
and Administered
The President suggested that this committee be re-
consituted to include representatives of the Faculty of
Law and of the present Senate.
Dean Clement)
Dr. MacLeod )That the appointment of these
representatives be left in the
hands of the Chair.
From the  Board of Governors
Special Winter and Spring Session
for Ex-Service Personnel Approved
The D.   A.   McKee Prize Approved
The J.   R.   J.   Llewellyn Jones Prize Approved
Curriculum changes in Social Work
and Course in Law Approved
From the Faculties
Courses for the Summer Session,  1946.
The Faculty of Arts and Science recommended that a
new course,  History  27, History of Canadian-American
Relations,  be authorized,  to be given in the Summer
Session,  1946.
The following courses,  recommended by the Director,
had been approved by the Faculties concerned:
Faculty of Arts and Science
Bacteriology 1 Chemistry 3
Biology 1 Chemistry  4
Biology 2 a/b Commerce lb
Chemistry 1 Economics  1
Chemistry 2 Economics 5 1166
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Economics  12
Sociology 1
English 1
English 2
English 8
English 13
Dramatics 1
Education 22
Education  27
Education 30
Education 32
Education 39
French 1
French 2
French 3c
Beginners*   Spanish
Beginners'   German
German 1
Faculty of Applied Science
Forestry  2b and 2c
Faculty of Agriculture
Animal Husbandry 15
Dairying 1 and  2  (or 3)
Geography 1
Geography 2
History 1
History 24
History 27
Mathematics 1
Mathematics  2
Mathematics 3
Mathematics   10
Mathematics 13
Psychology 1
Psychology  3
Psychology  7
Philosophy 1
Philosophy 8
Philosophy 9
Physics 1
Physics 4
Mr.  Gage)
Dr.   Sage)  That these recommendations
be approved.
Carri ed
Course in Pharmacy
A recommendation was received from the Faculties
that the course in Pharmacy, as outlined in the Report of
the Committee on Pharmacy, be approved.
Mr. MacCorkindale)
Mr. Gage        ) That this course be approved.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
The following recommendation was received from the
Faculty of Arts and Science regarding the admission of
students to   the Special Winter and Spring Sessions: 1167
Wednesday, December 19th,   1945.
"That,  as a  general rule, we continue the
practice of last  year and admit none but ex-
service personnel,   and that special cases be
dealt with by the Dean  in consultation with
the Heads of the Departments concerned."
Dr.   Wright)
Dr.   Warren)  That  this recommendation be
The following curriculum changes were recommended by
the Faculty of Arts and Science:
1. Commerce 1, Spring and Summer Sessions
"That, for the Special Spring and Summer Session,
1946, only, Commerce 1 be replaced by Commerce la
in the Spring Session and Commerce lb in the
Summer Session, each 3 units, on the understanding
that work in addition to the regular course
Commerce 1 be included and that students must
take both la and lb to meet the Calendar
requirement of Commerce 1."
2. Commerce 14 (Advertising) - Calendar announcement
"This course covers the general field of advertising in its relation to the distribution and merchandising of commodities and deals specifically
with the principles and techniques in printed and
aural advertising, with the organization of advertising departments, with the functions of advertising agencies and with the planning of advertising campaigns. Prerequisites: Commerce 1, 5, 6;
Economics 12. 3 units"
3. Dramatics 1
Summer School of the Theatre Course
(a) The course to include the following subjects:
History of the theatre, speech I and II,
acting, directing, stagecrafts. History of
the theatre, speech I, and acting to be
compulsory unless a student has a recognized
equivalent.  Students having recognized
equivalents may substitute as follows - for
history of the theatre, stagecrafts; for
speech I, speech II or stagecrafts; for A
Wednesday,  December 19th,  1945.
acting,  directing or stagecrafts.     Participation in the production  of a play to   be
(b)   Five weeks,   thirty hours a week.     Extra
rehearsal periods to  be arranged.     (Final
examination in 6th week).     This course to
carry credit  in the Department of English,
Third or Fourth Year. 3 units.
Note:    The  Course,   in whole or part,   be open without credit to students who have not  the
required University  standing, but whose qualifications are considered by  the Department of
English and the  Instructor to be satisfactory.
Winter Session Course
The course to include the following subjects:
history of the theatre -  1 hour a week;   speech -
1 hour a week;  acting--  3-hour laboratory period
a week.     Participation in a laboratory production
of scenes from plays to be compulsory.     Credit as
above.       3 units.
4. Social Work 3 and 17
(a) That Social Work 3 (Second Terra) be reduced
from lj- units (3 hours a week) to 1 unit (2
hours a week).
(b) That  a new course Social Work 17 be approved
as  follows:
Social Work 17,  Social Group Work II.    Principles and Practices of Group Work.    This
must  be preceded by Social Work 7 and taken only
in conjunction with field work  in a group
work agency.     1 unit.
5. Zoology 12,   13 and 24
(a)   Change in title and description:
Zoology 12 - Biology of Fishes - Classification,
identification,  life histories,   and ecology of
fishes with  special reference to  the British
Columbia  species.     Prerequisite:     Zoology 1.
First term - 2  lectures,   2 laboratories -  2 units.
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Wednesday, December 19th, 1945.
(b) New Courses:
(i) Undergraduate
Zoology 13 - Economics of the Fisheries.
The Canadian fishing industry and research
problems related to it; populations of
important food fishes and factors affecting
them, including varying degrees of fishing
intensity, mortality rates, etc.
Prerequisite:  Zoology 1.  Second term - 2
lectures, 2 laboratories - 2 units.
(ii) Graduate
Zoology 24 - Experimental Zoology.    Environmental factors in  relation to the reactions
and behavior of animals with particular
reference to fishes.     Text-book:    Heilbrunn,
Outline of General Physiology,  Saunders, 1944.
■Both terms  - 2   lectures,   1 laboratory -
3 units.
Mr. Gage       )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That these changes be approved.
The Faculty of Arts and Science forwarded a memorandum
from the Department  of Soc ial Work recommending that a
course leading to the Bachelor's and Master's degree in
Social Work be approved.    The following resolutions had
been adopted:
"That  the Faculty of Arts and Science recommend
to Senate  the  creation of the degree of Bachelor
of Social Work   (B.S.W. ),   to  be awarded at the
end of the Fifth University Year,   on completion
of the courses listed in the memorandum as First
Year Social Work."
"That Faculty  recommend to Senate the creation
of the  degree of Master of Social Work  (M.S.W.)."
Mr.   Gage,   acting Dean, pointed out that  the Bachelor
of Social Work would not be prerequisite to the degree of
Master of Social Work. 1170
Wednesday, December 19th, 1945.
Mr.  A.  E.   Lord)
Dr.   Sage )That these recommendations be
From the Faculty of Agriculture
The Faculty of Agriculture presented the following
recommendation for the approval of Senate:
"That this Faculty is in favour of establishing
a Department of Farm Mechanics in the Faculty
of Agriculture with a view to  offering,  beginning
with the Session 1946-47,  an initial course or
courses in Farm Mechanics."
Dean Curtis   )
Dean  Clement)  That  this recommendation be
approved in principle.
Dean Clement called attention to the fact the courses
in Farm Mechanics were separate and distinct from courses
in Agricultural Engineering and would in no sense be
engineering.  They would be options in the Faculty of Agriculture similar to those already allowed in the regular
Speaker for the Spring Congregation
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Lett     ) That the matter of the selection
of a speaker for the Spring Congregation be left in the hands
of the Chair.
Reports of Committees
Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries
The Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships,
and Bursaries recommended that, with the approval of the 1171
Wednesday,  December 19th,  1945.
donors,  for the Session 1945-46 only,   the terms of the
Britannia Mining and Smelting Company Limited be amended
to read as  follows to  include graduates in any faculty
since there were no Applied Science applicants available
this year:
"The  Britannia Mining and Smelting Company Limited
offers a  scholarship of $250 open to any graduate
who wishes to  carry on special  research work in
the field of Botany and Sub-surface Geology."
Mr.   Gage     )
Dr.   Warren)  That this  recommendation be approved.
For the  information of Senate the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes,  Scholarships and  Bursaries reported
the award of the David Thorn Bursary No.l,   $87.50,   to
Miss Margaret E.   Norris,  First Year Agriculture.
The  Chairman of the Committee also reported that the
Department of Modern Languages had been notified that
the French Government Scholarships,   tenable at   the Sor-
bonne,  had  been resumed this year and awards had been
made to  Lt.   L.   J.  Pronger and Lt.   James A.  Hood.
Mr. Gage)
Dr. Sage) That a letter of thanks be sent to
the French Government.
After considerable discussion it was  suggested that
recommendations for this  scholarship might  be made through
the  Committee on Prizes and Scholarships.
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Dr. Lett   ) That the Registrar be instructed
to write to Mr. Fennell, Secretary
of the National Conference of » <*.
Wednesday, December 19th, 194-5.
Canadian Universities, to enquire as
to the practice in other universities
and the possibility of a more satisfactory arrangement; and that, if
necessary, the matter be taken up
with the French Embassy at Ottawa.
On Building Programme
The President gave a verbal  report informing Senate
that   details of the plans of the Physics Building had been
submitted to the Board of Governors and approved,   subject
to recommendations  of  the members of the Department and a
small President's committee on buildings.     The architect
now estimates that the  building will cost about   $730,000.
Tenders are to  be called for in the next few weeks.
The Form of the Graduation Diploma.
Dr.  Todd presented a report summarising the arguments
for and against  a smaller form of graduation diploma.
After some discussion
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Dr. Harris  ) That a diploma, 7 7/8" x 10", in
a case, be authorized.
Mr. MacCorkindale)
Mr. McDougall   ) That steps be taken to acquaint
the Graduating Class and the
Alumni with the reasons for the
change to the smaller diploma.
Spring Congregation
Dr.   Todd,  Chairman of the Ceremonies Committee,  drew
attention to the difficulties now experienced by the
Registrar's Office,   the Deans and Committees in preparing
the examination and scholarship  results of all years in
t 1173
Wednesday, December 19th, 1945.
the very short period between examinations and the Spring
Dr.   Todd    )
Dr.   Warren)  That a committee be formed to  investigate the matter and  to make recommendations regarding the most  efficient ways
of handling the increased volume of
Mr.   A.E.Lord)
Dr.   Todd )  That  the appointment of the  Committee
be left in the hands of the  Chair.
A letter was received  from the  Superintendent of  Education notifying the University that,  in accordance with the
terms of the Articles of Affiliation between Victoria
College and  the University of British Columbia,  Mr.   J.G.
Ruttan and  Dr.   S.   J.   Willis had been appointed by the
Minister of Education to   the Council of Victoria College for
a term of one year.
A request was received from the Royal Naval College,
Royal Roads,   for recognition by the University of the two-
year course in that institution.    After consideration by
the Faculties the following  recommendations were forwarded
to Senate:
Arts and Science:     "That  applicants who have  completed
the  two-year course as outlined in the Prospectus
be admitted to the  Second Year,   Arts and Science
with full standing, and that further credit  in
Second Year  be given on recommendation of the Head
of the Department  concerned insofar as it is not
prerequisite to higher courses in the Department." 1174
Wednesday,   December 19th,  1945.
Applied Science:     "That graduates of the Royal Naval
College who complete the two-year course be
admitted to Third Year Applied Science but must
take the courses and pass  the examinations in
Chemistry  2a and Civil Engineering  2."
Agriculture:    "That up to 18 units of credit be granted
on recommendation of the Dean to students who
have  completed  the two-year   course."
After some discussion concerning the content of the
course in Mathematics given  at the Naval College,
Dean Clement)
Mr.   Forward  )  That the report of the three
Faculties in respect of credits
for the two-year course at the
Royal Naval College be approved.
It was suggested that the staff of the Naval College
might be consulted about their extending the course in
Mathematics to cover the material given in Second Year
Applied Science Algebra.
A request was received from the Department of National
Defence (Army) for recognition of the courses offered by
the Khaki University of Canada in accordance with the resolution of the National Conference of Canadian Universities of June 15th, 1945.  The Faculties presented the
following recommendations concerning the above request:
Arts and Science:  "That credit be granted for courses
completed in Khaki University insofar as they
can be equated to our own."
Applied Science:  "That Faculty approve the resolution
of the National Conference of Canadian Universities and that Senate be notified accordingly."
Agriculture:  "That each certificate be considered on
its merits and that the Committee on Courses
and Standing be authorized to grant such credit 1175
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as is considered reasonable."
Mr.   A.E. Lord)
Dr.  Walker     )  That  the  reports of the  three
Faculties be approved.
Dean Curtis asked that his Faculty might  consider the
questions  of credits from the Royal Naval College and Khaki
College at  their next  meeting.
A recommendation was received from the Superintendent
of Education:
"That Spanish III be accepted as meeting the
foreign language requirement for High School
Graduation with University Entrance."
This had been  approved  by the Faculties of Arts and Science,
Applied Science and Agriculture.
Mr.   Lilac Co rk indal e)
Mr.  A.  R. Lord      ) That  this recommendation be
A letter was received from Dr.   S.   J.  Willis expressing
appreciation of the message sent to him by Senate on his
retirement from the position of Superintendent  of Education
of the Province, of 3ritish Columbia.
A letter was also received from Col.  F.  T.  Fairey,  the
new Superintendent of Education,   thanking Senate for their
The Secretary read a letter from Miss Grace Bollert
expressing appreciation of Senate's memorial tribute to
her sister,   the late Dean Mary L.   Bollert.
Notice was  received from the Minister of  Education 1176
Wednesday,  December 19th,   1945.
stating that the  following gentlemen had been re-appointed
to Senate by the Lieutenant-Govemor-in-Council for a term
of three years,  commencing January,   1946:
H.  N.   MacCorkindale,   Esq.,   B.A.,   Vancouver
Francis  J.   3urd,  Esq., Vancouver
John Williams  Spencer,  Esq.,   Victoria.
In accordance with the request of Senate,   Dr.  W.   Kaye
Lamb,   Librarian,   presented a  statement showing the  comparative expenditures for libraries of similar size and serving
approximately the same enrolment.
The  Chairman suggested that   since there had not been
time to  circulate this report,   the matter be left  for discussion until the next meeting of Senate.     This  action was
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
approving the request of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C.  for a  special  course for ex-service men for
a period not to exceed three years, on the understanding
that the course would be self-supporting and that it would
be subject to   the necessary accommodation,   staff and  equipment in the University.     The  course would  include English  1,
English 3 and 4,  Mathematics 1,  Economics 1,  Commerce 1 and
Commerce 4,  and applicants would be required to have University Entrance standing.    As such students would be
eligible for admission under existing regulations  the
matter was received for information.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr.  Sage )  That  the Secretary be instructed, 1177
Wednesday, December 19th, 1945.
on behalf of Senate, to write a
letter of congratulation to Dr. Weir
on his appointment as Minister of
Education of the Province of
Gritish Columbia.
The Secretary suggested that   January 3rd would be   the
most  suitable date for the Special meeting of Senate on
Christmas  examination results.
Mr.  McDougall)
Mr.   A.E.   Lord)   That   this date  be approved.
Some further discussion took place with reference to
certain articles in the Graduate "Chronicle" and the proposed course in Pharmacy but no action was recommended.
The President expressed to the members of Senate his
best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
The meeting adjourned.


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