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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1935-10-16

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Wednesday,   October   16th,   1935
The   first   regular  meeting   of   the   Senate   of   The
University  of British Columbia  for  the   session  1935-56
was held on Wednesday, Oatober 16th, 1935, at 8:00 p.m.,
in the Board and Senate Room.
Present: President L. S. Klinck (in the Chair), Dean
F. M. Clement, Acting Dean J. M. Turnbull, Mr. F. A.
Wilkin, Mr. A. H. Finlay, Mr. H. F. Angus, Dr. A. H.
Hutchinson, Dr. J. Roy Sanderson, Ven. F. C. C. Heathcote,
Mr. H. T. Logan, Mr. Sherwood Lett, Miss A. B. Jamieson,
Mr. A. E. Lord, The Most Rev. A. U. de Pencier, Mr. John
C. Oliver, Dr. Evlyn F. Farris and Mr. Sydney Anderson.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from Dean Buchanan, Judge
Swanson and Dr. Moe.
Archbishop de Pencier)
Mr. Lord ) That the minutes of the
fifth regular meeting of
August 25rd, 1935, and of
the adjourned meeting of
September 13th, 1935, be
taken as read, and adopted.
Notices were received of the appointment of Archdeacon Heathcote, as representative on Senate of the
Anglican Theological College, and of Assistant Professor
A. H. Finlay, as representative of the Faculty of Applied
Science.  The Chairman welcomed these representatives to
membership in Senate.
A comparative statement of registration for the
session 1935-36, as at October 16th, 1935, and for the
session 1934-35 at October 17th, was submitted for the
information of Senate. I
Wednesday, Ootober 16th, 1955
Appointment of Committees
Nominations by President Klinck for Standing Committees for 1955-56 were presented as follows:
Committee on Calendar
Dr. A. H. Hutchinson, Chairman
Mr. F. A. Wilkin
Mr. E. A. Lloyd
Dr. Evlyn F. Farris
Dr. J. Roy Sanderson
Press Committee
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale
Mr. Sydney Anderson
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Judge F. W. Howay, Chairman
Dr. Evlyn F. Farris
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick
Dr. D. Buchanan
Prof. P. A. Boving
Dean Clement)
%  Mr. Lett    ) That the nominations be approved.
Library Committee - Nominations by the Faculties
Faculty of Arts and Science
Dr. M. Y. Williams
Dr. W. F. Seyer
Hr. F. H. Soward
Faculty of Applied Soience
Hr. A. H. Finlay
Faculty of Agriculture
Dr. G. G. Moe
* Mr. Turnbull)
Mr. Anderson) That the nominations of the
Faculties be approved.
Carried 435.
Wednesday, Ootober 16th, 1935
Appointment of representatives on University Committees
On Management of the Gymnasium
Mr. Lett )
Archbishop de Pencier) That Mr. A. E. Lord be
appointed as Senate's
representative on the
University Committee on
the Management of the
On Public Relations
Mr.   Lord     )
Mr.   Wilkin)   That Mr.   Anderson be   appointed  as
Senate's   representative   on  the
University  Committee   on  Public
From the Board of Governors
Changes in courses in History - approved.
Admission to Social Service Courses - approved.
Speaker for Autumn Congregation, October 23, 1935 -
Dr. H. T. J. Coleman
Special Junior Matriculation Scholarship of $150.00
for Noel Arthur Scott Owens, Junior Matriculant,
John Oliver High School, provided.
Extra-University Teaching -  recommendations
Research into problems having a direct bearing on
the Industries of the Province - recommendations
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
A list of the Autumn Awards of Prizes and Scholarships , made by the Chairman of Senate upon the
recommendation of the Joint Faculty Committee in
conformity with the resolution of Senate, December
18th, 1929, was submitted for the information of
Senate. 436.
Wednesday, October 16th, 1935
Award  of  Special  Bursaries
The sum of $4,500 had been made available by the
Board of Governors for special bursaries.  A list
of the awards made to fifty-two students in amounts
ranging from $15.00 to $150.00 on the recommendation
of the Committee on Prizes and Scholarships, was
Appreciation was expressed to the Committee for the
excellent work they had done.
Dr. J. Roy Sanderson read a letter from the High
School Teachers' Association of the Lower Mainland stating
that the loan fund was again available for this session
for a graduate of the University of British Columbia in
the Teacher Training Course who might be in need of
temporary financial assistance.
From the Faculty Council
Request of Alma Mater Society that the noon-hour be
lengthened to 1:30 p.m.
The Faculties and the Faculty Council recommend
that the request of the Alma Mater Society in regard to
the extension of the noon-hour period be granted and that
the necessary alterations in the time-table be approved.
It is proposed that the plan be tried for the present
session and be made effective aa from October 21st.
As this change involves some adjustments in the
length of certain laboratory periods the matter is submitted to Senate for approval.
Mr. Turnbull)
Mr. Lord    ) That the request of the Alma Mater
Society be approved, for the
balance of this session, in so far
as it relates to courses in the
Carried 437.
Wednesday, October 16th, 1935
From the Faculties
A report was received in regard to Supplemental
Examinations, Special Examinations and Re-Readings,
together with the marks of all candidates.  This was for
the information of Senate.
Candidates for degrees and diplomas
A report was received in reference to students who,
since the Congregation of May 9th, 1935, had completed
courses for degrees or diplomas.  The report was considered section by section and adopted.
Jessie Winifred Alston had not completed her thesis
but might have this ready before the Autumn Congregation.
A request was made that her course for the M.A. be
approved, subject to her completing the requirements by
that time.  It was agreed that this matter be left with
the Dean and the Head of the Department concerned, with
power to act.
Music as an option for Junior Matriculation
That Music be made an optional subject
for Matriculation and appear in the
calendar as one of the subjects listed
under (6) of the "Subjects of Examination"
for Junior Matriculation I Requirements
for Matriculation, 1955, p. 5.)
Mr. Logan asked if any provision was made for the
determination of the scope of a course in Music up to
and including Grade XII, the setting of standards, the 458.
Wednesday, October 16th, 1935
carrying out and supervision of instruction and the
conducting of examinations.
Mr. Lord     )
Miss Jamieson) That a committee be appointed to
study the whole question of Music
as an option for Junior Matriculation and to submit a report
as a guide to Senate, having in
mind the questions raised by Mr.
Archbishop de Pencier)
Dr. Farris ) That the Chair appoint
this Committee.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
Report of the Director of the Summer Session
Dr. Hutchinson)
Dr. Farris    ) That the report be received and
action deferred until the next
That students who have not more than six
units of the undergraduate course to
complete be allowed to take courses
counting toward a graduate degree; but
that these courses be not counted as
graduate credits until the students have
registered as graduate students; and that
these recommendations be operative as
from the summer of 1935.
Dr. Hutchinson)
Miss Jamieson ) That this recommendation be
Carried 459.
Wednesday, October 16th, 1955
From the Faculty of Applied Science
Request of Otto H. Gill for supplemental examination
That the Faculty of Applied Science reaffirm
its recommendation to Senate, of May 2nd, 1952,
that no further supplemental examinations be
granted to Otto H. Gill.
Mr. Turnbull)
Mr. Wilkin  ) That the recommendation be adopted.
Changes in Fifth Year of the course in Chemical
That in the Fifth Year of the course in
Chemical Engineering Chemistry 12 and
one hour of Chemistry 16 be omitted and
that Metallurgy 5 be included in their
Mr. Turnbull)
Mr. Wilkin  ) That the recommendation of the
Faculty be approved.
Change in Course in Nursing B5.
That the course in Nursing B5 - Mental
Hygiene - be extended to one hour per
week during both terms and the credit
raised from %  unit to 1 unit.
Mr. Turnbull)
Mr. Wilkin  ) That the recommendation of Faculty
be  approved and forwarded   to   the
Board  of  Governors.
 oOo	 440.
Wednesday, October 16th, 1935.
Offer of B. C. Loggers' Association of Scholarship
in Forestry
An offer has been received from the British Columbia
Loggers' Association of a scholarship of $225.00 per
annum for the next two years to assist a student in
Forestry.  The Association would like this scholarship to be known as the "Phil Wilson Forestry
Scholarship", and the money will be available for
the Session 1935-56.
It is recommended that thi3 scholarship be accepted
and that the following calendar statement, which is
acceptable to the Association, be approved,-
A scholarship of $225.00, given by the British
Columbia Loggers' Association,will be awarded
to a student registered in Fourth Year Forestry.
To be eligible for the award a student must be
a resident of British Columbia and in addition
to scholastic attainment, he must give evidence
of sterling character and physical vigour.
The award will be made tenable for two years,
but the winner must forfeit the Scholarship
in his Fifth Year if his Fourth Year work is
Applications on forms available in the
Registrar's Office must be received by the
Registrar not later than October 5th.
Mr. Turnbull)
Mr. Wilkin  ) That the Scholarship offered by the
B. C. Loggers* Association be
accepted and recommended to the
Board of Governors; and that the
calendar statement be referred to
the Committee on Prizes and
Scholarships for insertion in the
From the Faculty of Agriculture
David   Thorn First   Year Bursary
That   the   David  Thorn First  Year Bursary  of  $60.00
he   awarded   to  Maurice   F.   Welsh whose   standing
last   session was   78.7%. 441.
Wednesday, October 16th, 1935
Dean Clement)
Mr. Lord    ) That the recommendation be adopted.
Grants from David Thorn Estate Funds for Eric Grubb
and Ashley Bodaly
That from the David Thorn Estate Funds a
grant of $25.00 be made to Eric Grubb
and that a grant of $100.00 be made to
Ashley Bodaly.
Dean Clement)
Mr. Lord    ) That this recommendation be approved.
Registration in excess of limitations  -  changes
involved in regulations and courses
President Klinck reported that in the courses in
Second Year Applied Science and First Year Nursing the
registration had exceeded the limit of enrollment set
by the Board of Governors, but that as no considerable
increase in registration had been anticipated in these
courses no provision had been made to meet the emergency.
The matter, when laid before the Board of Governors, was
left in the hands of the President with power to act.
Under this authority the Registrar was instructed to
accept for the 1935-56 session registration in excess of
the limit set by the Board of Governors.  The acceptance
of students in excess of the number determined necessitated the waiving of certain regulations laid down by
Senate especially in respect to the granting of
exemptions to students who are required to repeat their
In view of the circumstances that necessitated these
changes the President recommended that Senate approve of
the action that had been taken.
Dean Clement)
Mr. Wilkin  ) That the action taken be approved.
Reports of Committees 442.
Wednesday, Ootober 16th, 1955
On Senate Elections
1. That the election of Chancellor and
elective members of Senate be held at
the Registrar's Office, at the
2. That the day of the election be the
first Thursday of April, - Thursday,
April 2, 1956.
5.  That the scrutineers be,-
Mr. H. F. Angus
Principal J. G. Brown
Mr. A. H. Finlay
Mr. J. N. Harvey
Mr. A. H. Hutchinson
Mr. E. A. Lloyd
Mr. G. G. Moe
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale
Mr. D. M. Robinson
Mr. J. R. Sanderson
Mr. J. M. Turnbull
Mr. F. A. Wilkin
Mr. Lord   )
Mr. Anderson) That the report be adopted.
On Public  Relations
Mr.   Lord )
Mr.   Anderson)   That  the   report  be   left  over  to
the   next   meeting.
Letters were received from David Brock, Dr. Moe
and Mrs. Vance in reply to letters of sympathy sent to
them by Senate*
Resolutions of the Summer Session Students' Association
re courses in Education
Whereas credits obtained through the
Department of Education are at present
credited towards a degree in Philosophy,
and whereas many teachers working towards I?
Wednesday, October 16th, 1935
a Bachelor's or Master's degree
are primarily interested in Education
as such, be it resolved that such
changes be made that it will be
possible to obtain the degrees of
Bachelor and Master of Arts in Education.
Archbishop de Pencier)
Mr. Lett ) That the resolution be
referred to the
Faculties to bring in a
report and recommendation,
Vancouver Golden Jubilee Society
A letter from the Secretary-Manager of the
Vancouver Golden Jubilee Society was read inviting the
University to participate in the Golden Jubilee
Celebration.  As the University is to celebrate its
Twenty-First anniversary in 1936, it was felt that it
might be worth while to ascertain the plans of the
Mr. Anderson )
Dr. Sanderson) That the Committee under the
Chairmanship of Mr. Lett be asked
to attend the next meeting of the
General Committee of the Vancouver Golden Jubilee Society.
/ Mr. Logan directed attention to the death of the
Hon. Mr. Justice F. G. T. Lucas, a member of the Board
of Governors.
Mr. Logan )
Archbishop de Pencier) That the Secretary of
Senate write a letter of
condolence to Mrs. Lucas.
Carried unanimously 444.
Wednesday, October 16th, 1955
Aoting Dean Turnbull stated that Dr. Hebb and Dr.
Shrum had done a great deal of work in helping to solve
the difficulties due to overcrowding.  The Chairman
stated that he would be glad to convey to these members
of Faculty the thanks of Senate for their work on this
Dean Clement)
Mr. Angus   ) That we adjourn.
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