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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] May 10, 1939

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 702.
Wednesday, May 10th, 1939
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the Session 1938-39
was held on Wednesday, May 10th, 1939, at 9:00 a.m.,
in the Board and Senate Room.
Present:  president L. S. Klinck (in the Chair),
Dean F. M. Clement, Dean J. N. Finlayson, Dean D.
Buchanan, Dr. Blythe Eagles, Dr. D. G. Laird, Dr. M.   Y.
Williams, Mr. A. H. Finlay, Mr. F. H. Soward, Mr. H. N.
MacCorkindale, Mr. J. N. Harvey, Major H. C. Holmes,
Mr. A. R. Lord, Dr. V. L. Denton, Mr. P. H. Elliott,
Rev. Dr. J. G. Brown, Rev. Dr. H. R. Trumpour, Dr. G. G.
Sedgewick, Miss M. L. Bollert, His Honour F. W. Howay,
Miss A. B. Jamieson, Mr. P. A. Boving, Mr. Sydney
Anderson and His Honour J. D. Swanson.
Expressions of regret at the! r inability to attend
the meeting were received from Mr. Sherwood Lett, Mr.
J. C. Oliver and Mr. J. N. Burnett.
Mr. Harvey  )
Dr. Williams) That the minutes of the third
regular meeting of February
15th, 1939, be taken as read,
and adopted.
Carri ed
- >
The Secretary read the minutes of the special
meeting of May 3rd, 1939.
Mr. Harvey  )
Dr. Williams) That the minutes of the special
meeting of May 3rd, 1939, as
read, be adopted.
Carried 703
Wednesday, May 10th, 1939.
Sessional Examination Results
Dean Buchanan presented the examination results in
the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Soward   ) That the degrees recommended
for the candidates whose names
appear in the report be granted.
Carried
The report of the Faculty of Arts and Science in
reference to the Third, Second and First Years was
received for the information of Senate.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Soward   ) That the Social Service diploma
be granted to the candidates
whose names are listed in the
report; and that the diploma of
the Teacher Training Course be
granted to the successful candidates, and that these candidates be recommended to the
Department of Education for
the Academic Certificate.
Carried
Dean Buchanan and Professor Soward referred to the
announcement concerning the award of the Governor-
General's Gold Medal which had appeared in the morning
paper prior to the meeting of Senate at which the
examination results were to be considered.
In this connection the procedure laid down by
Senate respecting the furnishing of the examination
results to the press prior to their release by Senate, 704.
Wednesday, May 10th, 1939
and the agreements entered into by the press assuring
that no results would be published until they were
released by the Senate, were noted.  The representatives
of the morning paper (News-Herald) had not called for an
advance copy of the examination results and had not,
therefore, signed the usual agreement.
Mr. Harvey   )
Dean Buchanan) That the results be released
to the press as they are passed
by Senate.
Carri ed
Dr. Brown  )
Judge Howay) That the Press Committee be asked
to look into the matter, and
secure from the press an undertaking in regard to the publishing of examination results.
Carri ed
Principal Elliott presented the examination results
of Victoria College.
Principal Elliott)
Major Holmes     ) That the examination
results of Victoria College
be accept ed.
Carri ed
Dean Finlayson presented the examination results
in the Faculty of Applied Science.
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Finlay    ) That the report recommending
that degrees be granted the
candidates listed be adopted.
Carried 705.
Wednesday, May 10th, 1939
The examination results of the Fourth, Third and
Second Years of the Faculty of Applied Science were
received for information.
Dean Clement presented the report on the examination results in the Faculty of Agriculture.
Dean Clement)
Mr. Boving  ) That the report recommending
the candidates listed for degrees be approved; and that
the category on page "2" of
the report respecting three
candidates who will be recommended for the degree upon the
completion of certain work be
changed to "Passed with
Supplementals".
Carried
It was noted that all failures would be deleted
from the copies of reports to be released to the press.
Dean Clement)
Mr. Boving  ) That the Occupational Course
Diploma be granted to the
candidates whose names are
listed, in the report.
Carried
The results of the Third, Second and First Years
in the Faculty of Agriculture were presented for the
information of Senate.  The report contained the recommendation that Geo. Kamoff-Nicolsky, who had failed in
the Second Year, be "required to withdraw from Faculty" 706.
Wednesday, May 10th, 1939
Dean Clement)
Mr. Boving  ) That Geo. Kamoff-Nicolsky be
required to withdraw, and be
not permitted to register again
in the Faculty of Agriculture.
After some discussion on the question of the right
of the University to refuse admission to a student for
all future time, the motion was changed to read:
That Geo. Kamoff-Nicolsky be
required to withdraw from the
Faculty of Agriculture.
The motion was put to vote, and
Carried
Dean Finlayson referred to the sections of the
report of the Faculty of Applied Science dealing with
the Fourth, Third and Second Years which had been received by Senate for information, and pointed out that
certain students had been required to withdraw from
the Faculty.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Williams  ) That the following students
be required to withdraw from
the Faculty of Applied
Science:
Fourth Year - A. H. Crute
Third Year  - C. D. Bryson
J. M. Fields
John C. Hanbury
David H. Maw
John W. Price (Christmas)
Second Year - David R. Graham
Hugh A. Mann
Donald E. McLeod.
Carried 707
Wednesday, May 10th, 1939.
Judge Howay      )
Mr. llacCorkindale) That the whole question of
the re-admitting of students
who have been required to
withdraw from a Faculty be
referred to the University
Solicitor for consideration.
Carried
Mr. Soward presented the report on the award of
Medals, Scholarships, Prizes and Bursaries.  He called
attention to the very high and almost equal, standing
of William Maurice Sibley and Theodore Duddell Newton
for the award of the Governor-General's Gold Medal.  Mr.
Sibley was recommended for the Medal and Mr. Newton for
"Honourable Mention".  Mr. Sibley, it was pointed out,
was also winner of the University Graduate Scholarship
of £200.00, and Mr. Newton, winner of the Anne Wesbrook
Scholarship of $125.00.
Mr. Soward   )
Dean Buchanan) That the report be adopted.
Carried
Mr. Soward   )
Dean Buchanan) That the Board of Governors
be requested to raise the
monetary value of the Anne
Wesbrook Scholarship to $200.00
for this year.
Carried
Mr. Soward expressed appreciation for the excellent
cooperation on the part of members of the teaching staff
and   of   the   Registrar's   Office   in   making   the   results 708.
'Wednesday, May 10th, 1939.
available for the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes and
Scholarships.
Dean Buchanan  )
Dean Finlayson ) That the Chair be authorized
to make any necessary corrections in the reports of the
Faculties regarding examination results .
Carried
From the Faculties
Matriculation Requirements for 1940
Dean Buchanan submitted the proposed revised
Requirements for University Entrance and Senior Matriculation, presented at the previous meeting of Senate
but on which action was deferred. Particular attention
was given to,-
1. The setting forth of the required subjects
and options on the basis of "Units" or
"Credits".
2. The Science Courses, both required and
optional.
3. The special requirements for admission to
the different faculties and courses in the
University.
4. Accreditation, and the method of compensation,
higher grades compensating for lower grades.
5. The addition of an optional course in Home
Economics for Senior Matriculation.
The courses in Biology I, Chemistry I, Physics I
and Agriculture II were not ready.  The Faculties,
however, had appointed committees, with power to approve 709.
Wednesday, May 10th, 1939
on their behalf, the content of these courses when submitted, and it was suggested that similar action be
taken by Senate in order to expedite the issuing of the
"Matriculation Requirements" and to obviate the necessity of calling a special meeting.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. A.R. Lord) That the section of the report
on University Entrance up to
that part which deals with
Accreditation be approved.
Carried
Dean Buchanan )
Mr. A. R. Lord) That the questions relating
to the section of the report
dealing with Accreditation be
referred to a Committee to be
appointed by the Chair; that
the Department of Education
be asked to appoint representatives to the Committee; and
that the Committee have power
to act.
Carried
Dean Euchanan )
Dean Finlayson) That the outline of work submitted for Senior Matriculation be approved.
Carried
From the Faculty of Applied Science
The question of the raising of the passing grade
in First Year Arts and Science or Senior Matriculation
for admission to Second Year Nursing from 50% to 60%
in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology, which had been
deferred from the last meeting of the Senate, was considered.  In this connection Dean Finlayson gave a 710.
Wednesday, May 10th, 1939.
statement as to the reasons why the Department of
Nursing and Health felt it desirable to raise the
standard in Mathematics.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Williams  ) That the recommendation requiring 60% in Mathematics,
Chemistry and Biology, and
50% in other subjects, for
admission to Second Year
Nursing, be adopted.
Motion Lost
Ay e s -  9
Nays - 13
Dean Finlayson   )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That 60% in Chemistry and
Biology, and 50% in the
other subjects, be required
for admission to Second
Year Nursing.
Carri ed
Mr. A. R. Lord   )'
Mr. MacCorkindale) That the courses in Biology I, Chemistry I, Physics
I and Agriculture II be
approved in name; and that
the content of these courses
be referred to a committee
to be appointed by the
Chair, the committee to
have power to act .
Carried
A letter was received from the Legislative
Committee of the Loyal Orange Association, under date
of May 3rd, 1939, protesting against the accrediting of
a private school by the University, which question,
they understood, was under consideration by the Senate. 711.
Wednesday, May 10th, 1939
Dean Clement)
Dr. Brown   ) That the communication from the
Loyal Orange Association be referred to the Committee appointed
to consider the request of
Crofton House School for
accreditat ion.
Carried
Report of Committee on Honorary Degrees
Br. Sedgewick presented a report of the Committee
on Honorary Degrees, recommending that the degree of
Doctor of Laws (Honori s Causa) be conferred upon His
Honour Eric W. Hamber, Lieutenant-Governor of British
Columbia.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Judge Howay  ) That the recommendation be
approved.
Carried
It had been proposed by the Committee that the
degree be conferred at a Special Congregation to be held
at the opening of the Session 1939-40, or at the Autumn
Congregation, the selection of the date to be subject to
the convenience of the Lieutenant-Governor.
The meeting adjourned.
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Secretary
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Chairman

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