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 Wednesday, September 6, 1961   2994
The first regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for the Session 1961-62 was
held on Wednesday, September 6, 1961, at 8:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:  President N.A.M. MacKenzie (in the Chair),
Dean G.C. Andrew, Mrs. H.F. Angus, Mr. W.M. Armstrong,
Rev. J. Blewett, Mrs. T.R. Boggs, Very Reverend H. Carr,
Mr. A.W.R. Carrothers, Dr. I. McT. Cowan, Dean G.F. Curtis,
Dean B.A. Eagles, Dr. G.R. Elliott, Mr. C.A. Emery, Dean
W.H. Gage, Mr. B.C Gillie, Mr. C.C Gourlay, Mr. G.C Hacker,
Dr. W.H. Hickman, Mr. W.E. Ireland, Dr. F.H. Johnson,
Dr. J.L. Keays, Mr. F.M. Knapp, Mr. L.J. Ladner, Mr. S.L.
Lipson, Dean H. McCrae, Dean J.F. McCreary, Dr. M.F. McGregor
(Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science), Dr. A.D.
McKenzie, Dean A.W. Matthews, Mr. F.A. Morrison, Dean D.M.
Myers, Mr. N.T. Nemetz, Mr. E.P. Nicol, Mr. H.N. Parrott,
Dr. A.J. Renney, Mr. J.V. Rogers, Mrs. F.M. Ross, Dr. W.N.
Sage, Dean N.V. Scarfe, Dr. R.F. Sharp, Dean F.H. Soward,
Mr. E.C.E. Todd, The Honourable Mr. Justice D.R. Verchere,
Mr. A.A. Webster, Dr. R. W. Wellwood, Dr. D.M. Whitelaw,
Mr. H.C. Wilkinson, Dr. S.H. Zbarsky, Dr. K.F. Argue,
Mr. J.F. McLean, Dr. S. Rothstein (Acting Librarian) and
Mr. G. Selman (Acting Director of the Department of
University Extension).
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Mr. K.P. Caple, Mr. M. Collins, Wednesday, September 6, 1961   2995
Dr. W.C Gibson, Mr. J.N. Hyland, Dr. J.E.A. Kania,
Mr. J.S. Keate, Dean E.D. MacPhee, Dean G.N. Perry and
Dr. G.M. Volkoff.
Minutes of the Regular
Meeting. May 17. 1961
Dean Gage  )
Dean Andrew)  That the minutes of the fifth regular
meeting of Senate for the Session
1960-61, having been circulated, be
taken as read and adopted.
Minutes of Special Meeting.
August 15. 1961
Mr. Ladner)
Mr. Gillie)  That the minutes of the special
meeting of Senate held on August
15, 1961, having been circulated,
be taken as read and adopted.
Business Arising from the
Report on Nominations
for Chancellor
The list of nominees for the position of
Chancellor of the University, to complete the unexpired
term of the late Dr. A. E. Grauer, was read for information
of Senate:
Mrs. F. M. Ross
Mrs. H. F. Angus
Dr. Leon Koerner
Dr. Hugh Keenleyside.
In accordance with the University Act, the nominees
had until September 9th to signify unwillingness to stand
for election.  Dr. Koerner had already stated that he would
ask that his name be withdrawn.
k Wednesday, September 6, 1961   2996
Scrutineers for the
Since Senate at its previous meeting had appointed
Mrs. Angus a scrutineer for the election, the Executive
Committee had recommended that she be replaced by Mrs. Boggs
in this capacity.
Dr. Cowan  )
Dean Andrew)  That this recommendation of the
Senate Executive Committee be approved.
Constitutions of Fraternities
Mr. Carrothers reported that he and Dean McCrae
had not yet received complete replies to their requests
for information on discriminatory clauses in the
constitutions of the fraternities represented on the U.B.C.
campus, or discriminatory practices. He anticipated it
would take until November to assemble the information
J. Arnold-Edwards -
Compulsory Physical
The Registrar reported that John Richard Arnold-
Edwards had completed a programme of Physical Education to
the satisfaction of the Director of the School of Physical
Education and Recreation, as stipulated by Senate at the
meeting in May, 1961.
Annual Financial Report
of the University. 1960-61
A copy of the annual financial report, balance
sheet, and financial statements of the University as of Wednesday, September 6, 1961   2997
March 31, 1961, was received following its approval by the
Board of Governors.  It would be retained in the Registrar's
Office and might be examined by any members of Senate.
Appointment of Senate Committees.
and Senate Representatives on
University Committees, for the
Session 1961-62
Dean Andrew)
Dr. Sharp  ) That the Chairman of Senate, in
consultation with the Secretary
and appropriate members of Senate,
be authorized to appoint Senate
committees, and representatives
on University committees, for the
Session 1961-62, and to incorporate
these lists in the minutes of this
The Chancellor, the President, the Deputy to the
President, and the Registrar are ex-officio members of all
Senate committees.
Appeals Committee on
Academic Standing
Dean W. H. Gage (Chairman)
Mr. N. T. Nemetz  )  Two non-faculty members
Rev. W. S. Taylor  )  of Senate
Committee to Consider the Colour
of Hoods for New Degrees
Mr. I. McNairn (Chairman)
Mr. B. C. Binning
Mrs. T. R. Boggs
Dean Helen McCrae
Mr. W. E. Ireland
Committee on Examinations.
B. C Institute of Agrologists
Dean B. A. Eagles (Chairman)
Mr. J. Biely
Dr. V. C. Brink Wednesday, September 6, 1961
Committee on a Proposed
Faculty of Dentistry
Dr. J. M. Mather (Chairman)
Dr. L. E. Ranta
Dr. S. M. Friedman
Dean W. H. Gage
Dean J. F. McCreary
Dr. C. A. McDowell
Mr. N. T. Nemetz
Dr. B. Savery
Committee on English-Language
Problems of Foreign Students
Mr. J.E.A. Parnall (Chairman)
Mrs. H. F. Angus
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dean W. H. Gage
Mr. R. J. Gregg
Mrs. L. D. Hayward
Dr. M. F. McGregor
Mr. A. E. Piloto
Examinations Committee
Dr. W. C. Gibson  )
Dr. R. D. James  )
Mr. F. A. Morrison)
Dr. W. Robbins    )
Dr. G. M. Volkoff )
Mrs. H. F. Angus  )
Dr. J. E. A. Kania)
Mr. E. P. Nicol   )
Dr. R. F. Sharp   )
Mr. A. A. Webster )
Five Faculty members
Five non-faculty members
Executive Committee
Dean G. C Andrew (Chairman)
Mrs. H. F. Angus
Mr. J. N. Hyland
Dr. R. F. Sharp
Mr. A.W.R. Carrothers
Dr. G. M. Volkoff
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dean W. H. Gage
Three non-faculty members
Two elected representatives
of Faculties
Ex-officio Wednesday, September 6, 1961   2999
Committee on Extra-Sessional
Credit Programme
Dean W. H. Gage (Chairman)
Mr. J.E.A, Parnall (Secretary)
Dean G. C. Andrew
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dr. J. K. Friesen
Dr. R. D. James
Dean E. D. MacPhee
Dean G. N. Perry
Mr. G. Selman
Dean N. V. Scarfe
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Dean F. H. Soward (Chairman)
Mr. R. R. Jeffels (Secretary)
Mrs. T. R. Boggs
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dr. R. M. Clark
Mr. M. Collins
Dean G. F. Curtis
Dean B. A. Eagles
Mr. J. S. Keate
Dean Helen McCrae
Dr. J. R. Mcintosh
Dean A. W. Matthews
Dean D. M. Myers
Dean G. N. Perry
Sir Ouvry Rotoerts
Dean N. V. Scarfe
Dean W. H. Gage
Dr. G. M. Volkoff
Committee on Memorial Minutes
Dr. M. F. McGregor (Acting Chairman)
Dr. W. Robbins
Dr. W. H. Hickman
Mr. E. P. Nicol
Committee on Military Education
President N.A.M. MacKenzie (Chairman)
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dean W. H. Gage
Mr. A. H. Finlay
Lt.-Col. J. F. McLean
Lt.-Col. F. A. Morrison, CO., U.B.C. Contingent, C.O.T.C.
Surg.-Cdr. M. Young, CO., U.N.T.D.
W/C R. G. Herbert, CO., R.C.A.F. (Auxiliary)
University Flight Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3000
Committee on Military Education. Cont'd.
Cdr. E.S. W. Belyea
Maj. R. R. Jeffels
The Honourable Sherwood Lett
President, Alma Mater Society
Press Committee
Mr. K. P. Caple (Chairman)
Mr. J. A. Banham (Secretary)
Mrs. T. R. Boggs
Mr. G. C Hacker
Mr. J. S. Keate
Mr. E. P. Nicol
Mr. A. F. Roberts
Mr. J. V. Rogers
Committee on Professors Emeriti
Dr. W. N. Sage (Chairman)
Mrs. H. F. Angus
Dr. J.E.A. Kania
Dr. A. J. Renney
Committee on Recreation. Athletics
and Physical Education
Dean A. W. Matthews (Chairman)
Miss Elizabeth McCann (Secretary)
Mrs. H. F. Angus
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dean W. H. Gage
Mr. B. C Gillie
Dr. R. D. James
Dr. M. F. McGregor
Dr. J. M. Mather
Dean D. M. Myers
Mr. R. F. Osborne
Mrs. M. Penney
Dr. C. A. Rowles
Dr. H. V. Warren
Dr. A. M. Johnson
Dr. W. C Gibson
Consultant Committee on
Student Adjustment
Dr. J. M. Mather (Chairman)
Dean G. C Andrew
Dean W. H. Gage
Mr. J. Haar
Dr. A. M. Johnson
Mr. J. F. McLean
Dr. J. S. Tyhurst Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3001
Committee on Suggestions for
University Reports
Mr. G.O.B. Davies (Chairman)
Mr. R. R. Jeffels (Secretary)
Mr. B. C. Binning
Mr. K. P. Caple
Mr. J. deBruyn
Mr. G. C Hacker
Dr. K. Mann
Mr. S. Read
Committee on Methods of
Instruction (ad hoc)
Dean S.N.F. Chant (Chairman)
Dr. S. A. Jennings (Co-Chairman and Secretary)
Dean G. C. Andrew
Mrs. H. F. Angus
Dean W. H. Gage
Dr. R. D. James
Dr. M. F. McGregor
Dean D. M. Myers
Mr. A. A. Webster
Senate Representatives on University Committees
Committee on Fraternities and Sororities
Dean W. H. Gage
Mrs. T. R. Boggs
Dean Helen McCrae
Joint Board of the College of Education
Dean W. H. Gage
Men's Athletic Committee
Dean A.  W. Matthews
University Committee  on Putolic Relations
Mr.  J.  S. Keate
U.B.C. Development Council
Mr. M. Collins
Dr. W. C. Gibson Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3002
Senate Representatives on the Board of
Examiners of the Province of British Columbia
Dean W. H. Gage
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Mr. J.E.A. Parnall
Committee Discharged:  To Study the Higher Educational
Needs of British Columbia.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of Recommendations
of Senate
New Courses
Notice was received that the Board of Governors
had approved the new courses recommended by Senate at its
meeting on May 17th.
Programme in Physical
Medicine Therapy
Notice was received that the Board of Governors
had approved the programme in Physical Medicine Therapy as
recommended by Senate on May 17th, and had approved a fee
of $396.00 per academic year.
Offering of Academic
Courses at Prince George
Notice was received that the Board of Governors
had approved the offering of academic courses at Prince
George by a resident instructor for the 1961-62 Session.
Establishment of
Institute of Earth Sciences
Notice was received that the Board of Governors
had approved the establishment of an Institute of Earth
Sciences under the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3003
Organization of Institute
of Earth Sciences
The Board of Governors, at its meeting on August
29th, had appointed an interim committee for the Institute
of Earth Sciences, to assume responsibility for the programme
of the Institute; to consider its aims, objectives, scope
and functions; and to present any necessary recommendations
to the President, Board of Governors, Senate, Faculties,
or Departments as appropriate.
The Board had appointed Dr. J. A. Jacobs Director
of the Institute from September 1, 1961.
The Committee making the initial recommendations
with respect to the Institute had also recommended that the
Chairman of Senate should advise Faculties of the formation
of the Institute, and should arrange for the Director and
the interim committee to provide Faculties with full
information about its purpose and functions.
Dean Gage )
Dean Myers) That Senate, in so far as it has
jurisdiction, approve the recommendations
with respect to the organization of
the Institute of Earth Sciences.
New Awards. Accepted
Subject to Approval
of Senate
The Board of Governors, at its meetings on May 31,
June 29, July 27 and August 29, had accepted the following
new awards, subject to approval of Senate:
The B. C. Federation of Women Doctors Scholarship
in Medicine
The Dorothy M. Jefferd Scholarship Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3004
The McLean Foundation Scholarships in Social Work
The Philharmonic Music Club Scholarship
The Hawk Eilertson Bursary Fund
Canadian Pacific Air Lines, Limited, Awards
The Woodward Stores Limited Summer Session Scholarship
The Department of Social Welfare, Province of British
Columbia, Bursary in Social Work
The Laurentide Financial Corporation Ltd. Scholarship
The Vancouver Medical Association Medical Entrance
The General Accountants' Scholarship
The B. C. Dentists' Wives Association Bursary
Physical Education Book Prize
Summer Session Association Bursaries
The Adelphian Scholarship Fund.
These would be considered with the recommendations
of the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships, Bursaries and
New Loan Funds
For information of Senate, the Board reported
that it had accepted the Dr. Marianne Jetter Student Aid
Fund and the Graduating Classes of 1961 Student Aid Fund,
and had approved a change in name of the T. Sato Loan Fund
to the Mr. and Mrs. T. Sato Loan Fund.
Names of New Buildings
For information of Senate, the Board reported
that the following names had been approved for the new
Residences at present under construction for women students:
Aldyen Hamber House
Margaret MacKenzie House
Dorothy Mawdsley House
Phyllis Ross House.
The Board had also approved the naming of the
Fine Arts Building now under construction in honour of
Professor Frederic Lasserre. Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3005
Report on Summer Session. 1961
Copies of the Director's annual report on Summer
Session, 1961, and of the Registrar's report on Summer
Session registration in credit courses, had been circulated
at the meeting.  Dr. Argue commented on the increase in
enrolment, and the comprehensive nature of the Summer
Session programme.
It was agreed that the report should be received,
and should be returned to the agenda of the next meeting in
case members of Senate had any queries on the report or the
Summer Session programme.
From the Faculties and Schools
Recommendations that Certain
Students be Required
to Withdraw
A list of students who, in accordance with
regulations of Faculties approved by Senate, were required
to withdraw from the Faculties in which they had been
registered during 1960-61, was circulated at the meeting.
The Registrar stated that the Faculty of Pharmacy had
considered an appeal from Robert B. Wilson, and had decided
to re-admit him to the Faculty in 1961-62.
Mr. Ireland)
Mr. Gourlay) That the recommendations of the Faculties
with respect to students required to
withdraw from those Faculties for the
Session 1961-62, be approved, subject
to re-consideration in individual cases
by the Faculties concerned and the
Carried. Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3006
Extra-Sessional Courses.
Upon the recommendation of the Faculties concerned,
the Department of University Extension submitted a list of
extra-sessional courses which it proposed to offer during
the Session 1961-62:
Faculty of Arts and Science:
On campus 26 courses
Off campus 1 course in Kamloops )approved
3 courses in Prince  )by Senate
George )May 17,1961
Faculty of the College of Education:
On campus 25 courses
Off campus 19 courses in 11 centres.
The Executive Committee of Senate had discussed
the scope of the extra-sessional programme, and recommended
that approval should be given to the plans for 1961-62, but
that a careful study should be made of the responsibilities
of the University in this connection.
Dean Andrew)
Dr. Sharp  ) That the extra-sessional courses
proposed for the Session 1961-62
be approved, but that this matter
be referred to the Senate Committee
on Extra-sessional Credit Programme
for consideration and report back
to Senate.
Reports of Committees
Prizes. Scholarships and
Awards to Students
Copies of List No. 2, dated June 17, 1961, of
awards for the Summer Session, 1961, and Session 1961-62,
were circulated. Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3007
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That the students named on List No. 2,
1961-62, be granted the awards for
which they are recommended.
Postponement of Awards
Dean Gage recommended that postponements for a
period of one year should be granted to the holders of the
following scholarships:
The Vancouver B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation Scholarship
- Ralph Lachlan McBean
The British Columbia Sugar Refining Company Limited
Scholarship - Ralph Lachlan McBean
The Crown Zellerbach Canada Limited Scholarship in
Teacher Training - Carolyn Wallace
The McCarter, Nairne &  Partners Scholarship in
Architecture - Steven Zibin.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That postponement of these awards
be approved, as recommended.
New Awards
Acceptance of the following new awards and funds
was recommended, under the terms indicated:
The B. C. Federation of Women Doctors
Scholarship in Medicine
A scholarship of $50.00, the gift of the B. C.
Federation of Women Doctors, is offered annually
in the Faculty of Medicine to a woman student
who has completed at least one year of the
Medical Course.  It will be awarded to a student
who has high standing, and shows promise of
success in the medical profession. The winner
will be selected by the Faculty of Medicine in
consultation with the University Scholarship
Committee. Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3008
The Dorothy M. Jefferd Scholarship
A scholarship of $200.00, the gift of Miss Dorothy
M. Jefferd and Mr. Arthur H. Jefferd, is offered
annually for three years, beginning in 1961, to
students entering the School of Librarianship in
the course for the B.L.S. degree.  In each year
it will be awarded to a student with high academic
attainments who, in the opinion of the Faculty,
has outstanding qualifications for success in
the field of librarianship.  In accepting this
scholarship, the University pays tribute to
Dorothy Jefferd who, from 1915 until her recent
retirement as Head of the Catalogue Division,
served the University Library and the University
with remarkable devotion and distinction.
The McLean Foundation Scholarships
in Social Work
Through a grant from the McLean Foundation,
scholarships to the total of $5,000.00 were
offered in the session 1961-62 to students
in the School of Social Work. Four scholarships
of $500.00 were awarded to students entering
the B.S.W. course who were willing to participate
in the programme of neighbourhood-centred,
family-focused social work for a period of two
years after graduation with the M.S.W. degree,
priority being given to applicants who were
potential group-work students.  Three scholarships of $1,000.00 each were also offered to
students in the M.S.W. course who were prepared
to meet the necessary conditions.
The Philharmonic Music Club Scholarship
A scholarship of $50.00, gift of the Philharmonic
Music Club, Vancouver, is offered to students in
the School of Music.  It will be awarded to the
most promising student entering a Bachelor of
Music course and majoring in either voice or an
The Hawk Eilertson Bursaries
Two or more bursaries of $500.00 each are provided
each year from the Hawk Eilertson Bursary Fund.
These bursaries will be awarded to students
beginning or continuing their studies at this
University in a full programme of studies leading
to a degree in engineering, forestry, or agriculture.
They are available to students from underdeveloped Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3009
countries in the British Commonwealth who are
selected on the basis of academic standing and
promise of success in University studies, need
for financial assistance, and personal qualities
and character.
Canadian Pacific Air Lines. Limited. Awards
Through the kindness of Canadian Pacific Air
Lines, Limited, transportation for twenty
scholarship winners, from any point in British
Columbia and return, was provided for the
University Extension Department Summer Session
Programme, 1961.
The Woodward Stores Limited Summer Session
A contribution of $250.00 from Woodward Stores
Limited provides a scholarship for a Summer
Session student to enable him to continue his
education towards a degree or profession.
The Department of Social Welfare. Province
of British Columbia. Bursary in Social Work
A bursary of $1,000.00, established by the
Department of Social Welfare, Province of
British Columbia, is offered annually to
fraduates of the University of British Columbia
including Victoria College) proceeding to the
First Year of Social Work at the University of
British Columbia.  The award will be based on
scholastic standing, personal qualities and
display of special interest in public affairs.
Consideration will also be given to the
financial circumstances of applicants.  The
successful applicant must be prepared to enter
the employ of the Department of Social Welfare
for a period of at least sixteen months following
completion of the first year of study in the
School of Social Work. Applicants should consult
the Director of the School about their admission
to Social Work and the procedure for applying
for this bursary.  It will be awarded by a special
joint committee composed of representatives of
the Department and the School.
The Laurentide Financial Corporation Ltd.
This scholarship of $250.00, the gift of Laurentide
Financial Corporation Ltd., will be awarded annually, Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3010
on the recommendation of the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration, to a student in
Commerce or Education.  The award will be made
to a student with high standing who has shown
an aptitude for work in the field of business,
and in particular in the field of consumer
The Vancouver Medical Association Medical
Entrance Scholarship
A scholarship of $500.00, provided by the
Vancouver Medical Association, will be awarded
to the most promising student entering First
Year Medicine.  The award will be made on the
recommendation of the Dean and the Screening
Committee of the Faculty of Medicine.
The General Accountants* Scholarship
In order to stimulate scholarship and research
in the general area of business administration
and, particularly, in the field of accountancy,
the General Accountants* Association has
announced its intention to make an annual gift
of $1,500.00 for the purpose of an award to a
student proceeding to, or engaged in, graduate
studies.  Normally, such studies are expected
to be undertaken at the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration but exceptions may
be made to accommodate the special needs of
graduate students.  The award will be made at
the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration to a
candidate whose academic record, ability, and
other qualifications, indicate a capacity for
distinguished work at the graduate level.
The B. C. Dentists' Wives Association
A bursary or bursaries to the total of $400.00,
the gift of the B. C Dentists' Wives Association,
are offered annually to pre-dental students
proceeding in the fall to an approved Faculty or
School of Dentistry.  They will be awarded to
worthy and deserving students at the University
who have completed all pre-dental requirements,
have good academic standing, and need financial
assistance. Applications, on the Special Bursary
Form, must be received at the University by
August 1st.  The winners are asked to assume a
moral obligation, if and when circumstances permit,
to re-imburse this bursary fund. Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3011
Physical Education Book Prize
A book prize of $25.00, to commemorate the visit
of the Royal Air Force Gymnastic team, is awarded
annually (for a period of seven years) commencing
in 1961 to a student in the first or second year
of the B.P.E. degree course with general academic
proficiency and high standing in gymnastics.
Summer Session Association Bursaries
Several bursaries of fifty dollars ($50.00) each,
the gift of the Summer Session Association, will
be awarded to students who are obtaining an
undergraduate degree by means of Summer School.
The awards will be made on the basis of standing
and financial need.
The Adelphian Scholarships
1. The annual income from the invested fund
shall provide annually a scholarship or scholarships.
If, in any year, the total income is not expended,
the balance available shall be used, at the
discretion of the University, to provide larger
or additional scholarships in a future year or
to be added to the original invested fund.
2. The annual scholarship or scholarships shall
be awarded to students from other countries
beginning or continuing their studies as graduates
or undergraduates at the University of British
Columbia in a full programme.  A student who has
received an award for one year shall be eligible
for a renewal or renewals to continue his or her
programme of studies at the University.
3. The winners of these scholarships shall be
selected by the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships, and Bursaries of the University of
British Columbia.  They shall be selected on the
basis of their previous academic records, their
promise of ability to complete successfully their
proposed programmes of study, and their need for
financial assistance.  In particular, they shall be
selected for studies which will be of benefit to
their fellow men in the countries from which they
come and to which they may return — fields such as
agriculture, forestry, medicine, dentistry, nursing,
teaching, and others deemed from time to time by
the University of British Columbia to be of
importance to the countries concerned. Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3012
4. The Scholarships awarded from this fund shall
be known as the ADELPHIAN Scholarships.  By her
own wish, the name of the donor shall be kept
5. The University shall have the authority to
amend the terms outlined above, but if and when
changes are made, the University shall keep in
mind the spirit and intention of the donor, as
expressed above.  Changes shall be made only so
that the terms of award may better meet new
conditions, more fully carry out the intention
of the donor, or maintain the usefulness of the
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That these new awards and funds be
accepted, and that suitable letters
of appreciation be sent to the
Honorary Degrees
Dean Soward reported that Mr. P. D. McTaggart-Cowan,
on whom the University had wished to confer an honorary
degree in the spring of 1961, had not been able to accept
at that time since he was attending the annual conference
of the World Meteorological Organization. The Committee on
Honorary Degrees recommended that the degree should be
granted to him at the Autumn Congregation in 1961.
Dean Soward)
Mr. Ladner )  That the degree of D.Sc. approved
for Mr. Patrick D. McTaggart-Cowan
be conferred on him at the Autumn
Congregation, 1961, if he is able
to be present at that time.
Carried. Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3013
Institute of Social
and Economic Research
The Institute of Social and Economic Research had
submitted a draft outline for its re-organization, which
had been considered briefly by the Senate Executive
Dean Andrew)
Dr. Sharp  )  That the draft re-organization of
the Institute of Social and
Economic Research be referred to
a sub-committee of the Senate
Executive Committee consisting of
Mr. Carrothers as Chairman, the
Secretary to Senate and Dean Andrew,
for review in conjunction with the
officers of the Institute and
report back to Senate in more
complete form at a later date.
Autumn Congregation
The President reminded members of Senate that the
Autumn Congregation would be held in the afternoon of
Thursday, October 26th.  Details of the programme in
connection with opening of the new buildings for the
Faculty of Medicine, celebration of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the Department of University Extension, and
Annual Homecoming, would be circulated in due course.
Faculty Publications
Copies of a wide variety of publications by
members of Faculty, received by the President's Office
since the last meeting of Senate, were on display. Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3014
Victoria College Council
Dr. Hickman expressed his pleasure at being back
in British Columbia, and his appreciation of the contribution
made by Mr. Wallace as Acting-Principal of Victoria College
during the past year.
Copies of a report on the 1961 Victoria College
Summer Session were distributed.  It was agreed that this
report should be received, and should be returned to the
agenda of the next meeting if there were any questions on it.
Letters of Appreciation
Letters of appreciation were read from
Mrs. F. Lasserre for sympathy in the death of her husband,
and from Mr. A. Menzies, former High Commissioner for Canada
to Malaya, for the programme of instruction in Commerce and
Business Administration initiated at the University of
Malaya.  It was agreed that a message of congratulation
should be sent to Mr. Leslie Wong and his associates for
the excellent work they were doing.
British Columbia School
Trustees Association
The Secretary read a letter from the Executive
Committee of the British Columbia School Trustees
Association requesting representation of that Association
on the Senate.
Dean Andrew stated that this had been discussed
by the Senate Executive Committee, with considerable Wednesday, September 6, 1961   JOlo
difference of opinion which there had not been time to
It was agreed that the request should be referred
back to the Senate Executive Committee for further discussion
and recommendation to Senate at a later meeting.
Death of Dr. R. H. Clark
The President reported the death on July 25th of
Dr. R. H. Clark, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, who had
represented the Faculty of Applied Science on Senate from
1924 to 1930.
Since Dr. Robbins, Chairman of the Committee on
Memorial Minutes, was on a year's leave of absence, Dean
Andrew recommended, and the Senate agreed, that Dr. McGregor
in consultation with other members of the Committee should
be asked to prepare a suitable statement for inclusion in
the minutes of this meeting, with a copy sent to Mrs. Clark
and her family.
Robert Harvey Clark
Robert Harvey Clark, Professor Emeritus of
Chemistry, died July 25, 1961, at the age of 81.
Professor Clark, after graduating from the
University of Toronto in 1905, earned his M.A. at
the same institution in 1906 and continued his
graduate work at the University of Leipzig, where,
in 1909, he received his Ph.D.  After a period of
teaching in the United States, he joined the
faculty of the University of British Columbia in
1916 and became Head of the Department of Chemistry
in 1927.  He led the Department until 1948, the
year of his retirement. Wednesday, September 6, 1961   301J
Professor Clark, elected a Fellow of the
Royal Society in 1928, won many distinctions in
the world of chemical research; he was President
of the Canadian Chemical Society in 1937 and a
member of the National Research Council of Canada
from 1937 until 1943.  During the Second World War
he and his staff concentrated their efforts upon
the type of research required by the allied
governments in those critical years.
Professor Clark's reputation as a chemist
rests solidly upon an impressive list of scholarly
papers reporting his own research and that of his
Professor Clark has been described as a
reserved man; at the same time, he was active in
the affairs of the faculty and served on a number
of committees, in particular those dealing with
academic standards.  In the depression of the
thirties, he was one of the leaders who insisted,
against powerful opposition, upon the maintenance
of the University's academic integrity. A keen
player of bridge, he was also a formidable
antagonist at tennis; in his later years, he
played golf well enough to enjoy the sport and
the exercise. His conscientious feeling for the
welfare of the University as a whole made him a
popular figure among his colleagues.  Many a
former student will recall delightful evenings
spent at his home, for one of his enthusiasms
was the frequent entertainment of undergraduates
and graduates; it was an activity that he performed
with zest and skill.  Off the campus, he was a
member of Ryerson United Church and for eight
years served as Chairman of the Board of Union
College of British Columbia, during that time
taking the lead in the accumulation of funds for
the College.
Until the last year of his life Professor Clark
continued his association with the University, and
to many members of the staff he recalled the
earlier and, to some of us, more heroic days of
this institution, when there prevailed among
students and faculty alike an intimacy and
comradeship of which we have been deprived, in
some measure, by growth. Robert Harvey Clark
was one of that extraordinary group of notable
teachers who built the foundations of this
University so enduringly. Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3017
Other Business
Cairn Ceremony
For information of Senate, the President reported
that the Cairn Ceremony this year would be held in the
evening of September 21st, starting at 8:00 p.m. Colonel
Logan would speak on the Great Trek, and the President
would give his annual address to new students.
Commemoration Ceremony
for Dr. Grauer
As mentioned at the special meeting of Senate on
August 15th, a commemoration service for the late Chancellor
would be held at 4:00 p.m. on September 28th, in the War
Memorial Gymnasium.
University Day
A programme for parents of new students was being
organized for the morning of Saturday, October 21st, to be
followed by luncheon in the Brock. The new Residences for
women students would be opened on this occasion.
Appointment of Director.
University Health Service
For information of Senate, the President reported
that Dr. Kenneth Young had resigned as Director of the
University Health Service during the summer to take up a
similar post at the University of New Mexico. He had been
replaced by Dr. A. M. Johnson, a distinguished physician
with particular interest in the health care of young adults. Wednesday, September 6, 1961   3013
Circulated Newspaper Articles
For the interest of members of Senate, newspaper
articles had been circulated dealing with student exchange
between the United States and the U.S.S.R., and establishment
of technical schools by the Federal Republic of Germany in
underdeveloped countries.
Proposed Visit of Soviet
For information of Senate, the President stated
that, under a programme of exchange of scientists arranged
by the Soviet Academy of Sciences and the National Research
Council of Canada, a Russian physical chemist would be
undertaking research at this University in the Department of
Chemistry for some months during 1961-62.
Dr. Cowan gave an interesting report on exchange
of scientists between the two countries since the programme
was initiated in 1958.
Canada Council
The President reported on the meetings of the
Canada Council which he had been attending in Calgary and
Edmonton earlier in the week, and to which he proposed to
return the following day.
The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
Chairman.    /   1/  )


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