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Array Wednesday, October 18, 1961  3019
The second regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for the Session 1961-62 was
held on Wednesday, Octotoer 18, 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, Mr. W. M. Armstrong, Rev. J. Blewett,
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, Mr. A.W.R. Carrothers, Dean S.N.F. Chant,
Mr. M. Collins, Dr. I. McT. Cowan, Dean G. F. Curtis,
Dean B. A. Eagles, Dr. G. R. Elliott, Mr. C A. Emery,
Dean W. H. Gage, Very Reverend E. Garvey, Dr. W. C Gibson,
Mr. C C. Gourlay, Dr. W. H. Hickman, Mr. J. N. Hyland,
Dr. R. D. James, Dr. F. H. Johnson, Dr. J.E.A. Kania,
Dr. J. L. Keays, Mr. F. M. Knapp, Mr. S. L. Lipson, Dean
J. F. McCreary, Dean E. D. MacPhee, Dean D. M. Myers,
Mr. N. T. Nemetz, Mr. H. N. Parrott, Dean G. N. Perry,
Dr. A. J. Renney, Mr. J. V. Rogers, Mrs. F. M. Ross, Dr. C. A.
Rowles, Dean N. V. Scarfe, Dr. R. F. Sharp, Dean F. H. Soward,
Rev. W. S. Taylor, Mr. E.C.E. Todd, Dr. G. M. Volkoff,
Mr. A. A. Wetoster, Dr. R. W. Wellwood, Mr. H. C Wilkinson,
Dr. S. H. Ztoarsky, Dr. K. F. Argue, Dr. J. K. Friesen,
Mr. J. F. McLean, and Dr. S. Rothstein.
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Mrs. H. F. Angus, Mr. K. P. Caple,
Mr. B. C. Gillie, Mr. G. C Hacker, Mr. W. E. Ireland,
Mr. J. S. Keate, Mr. L. J. Ladner, Dean Helen McCrae,
Dr. A. D. McKenzie, Dean A. W. Matthews, Mr. F. A. Morrison, Wednesday, Octotoer 18, 1961  3020
Mr. E. P. Nicol, Dr. W. Rototoins and the Honourable
Mr. Justice D. R. Verchere.
Mr. R. J. Baker and Dr. J. M. Mather were present
by invitation to answer questions, and comment, on the
report of the Committee on University Academic Organization
and Dr. J. B. Macdonald's re-appraisal of his "Prospectus
on Dental Education".
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Kania)
Dr. Cowan) That the minutes of the first regular
meeting of Senate for the Session
1961-62, having been circulated, toe
taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
Senate Executive Committee
The President commented that the Senate Executive
Committee had already considered the items on the agenda for
the meeting, and that members of that Committee would present
its recommendations at appropriate times.
Business Arising from the
Minutes
Special Election for
Chancellor
The two candidates standing for election for the
position of Chancellor of the University, to complete the
unexpired term of the late Dr. A. E. Grauer, were
Mrs. H. F. Angus and Mrs. F. M. Ross. Wednesday, Octotoer 18, 1961  3021
Report of Director
of the Summer Session
Dean Andrew reported the feeling of the Executive
Committee that size was not the most important consideration
in assessing the value of the Summer Session. The Joint
Board of the College of Education had recommended to the
Minister of Education that the minimum educational qualification
for elementary teachers should be raised from two to three
years after University entrance, and if this recommendation
were approved and put into effect, the registration at
Summer Session would protoatoly decrease.
Report on the Victoria
College Summer Session
The report on the 1961 Victoria College Summer
Session was also returned to the agenda.  It was noted that
registration at Victoria College would toe affected toy the
same circumstances as that at the University.
British Columbia School
Trustees Association
A request of the British Columbia School Trustees
Association for representation on the Senate had been referred
to the Executive Committee. Dean Andrew stated that the
Committee recommended that no ad hoc changes should toe made
in the memtoership of Senate until the Senate Committee on
University Academic Organization had completed its study of
more urgent problems and was in a position to examine the
composition of Senate as a whole. Wednesday, Octotoer 18, 1961 3022
Dean Andrew)
Dr. Cowan ) That this recommendation of the
Executive Committee toe approved.
Carried.
Appointment  of the University
Library Committee for the
Session 1961-62
For information of Senate, the names of Faculty
nominees, and appointees of the Chairman of Senate, to the
University Library Committee for 1961-62 were read:
Agriculture - Dr. C. A. Rowles
Applied Science        - Mr. S. L. Lipson
Arts and Science        - Dr. M. A. Ormsby
- Dr. P. Remnant
- Dr. Ross Stewart
Commerce and Business
Administration       - Mr. W. 0. Perkett
Education - Dr. J. Katz
Forestry - Dr. R. W. Wellwood
Graduate Studies        - Mr. W. Opechowski
Law - Mr. E.C.E. Todd
Medicine - Dr. W. C. Gitoson
Pharmacy - Dr. A. M. Goodeve
Chairman of Senate      - Dr. I. McT. Cowan
- Dr. M. F. McGregor
- Mr. S. E. Read.
The ex-officio members of the Committee were the
Chancellor, the President, the Deputy to the President, the
Librarian and the Secretary to Senate.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of New Awards.
Subject to Concurrence
of Senate
The Board of Governors, at its meeting on
Septemtoer 26, 1961, had approved the following new awards,
subject to concurrence of Senate: Wednesday, October 18, 1961 3023
The Ukrainian Professional and Business Men's Club of
Vancouver Graduate Scholarship
The Donald James Lee Memorial Bursary Fund in Medicine.
These would toe considered with the recommendations
of the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries.
Announcement of Granting
of Title of Dean Emeritus
to Dr. Shrum
For information of Senate, the Board reported
that it had conferred the title of Dean Emeritus on
Dr. G. M. Shrum as former Dean of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies.
From the Faculties and Schools
Candidates for Degrees
and Diplomas
Lists of candidates for degrees and diplomas at
the Congregation on October 26th, as recommended by the
various Faculties, were circulated at the meeting. The
Registrar reported that the total was 562, compared to 504
in 1960.
About thirty students at Victoria College had
completed requirements for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts
or Bachelor of Education during the Summer Session.  Of
these, thirteen had requested that their degrees be conferred
at the University in the Autumn Congregation, while the
others were prepared to wait until the spring of 1962. Wednesday, October 18, 1961 3024
Dean Chant )
Dean Soward) That the candidates for degrees and
diplomas to be conferred at the Autumn
Congregation, 1961, as recommended
by their respective Faculties, toe
awarded the degree or diploma for
which they have qualified.
Carried.
Granting of Faculty Status
The following members of the teaching staff below
the rank of Assistant Professor had been granted Faculty
status for 1961-62:
Agriculture - Mrs. B. March
- Dr. T.R.B. Barr
Commerce and Business
Administration       - Mr. A. Baxter
- Mr. E. C Roper
- Mr. L. S. Rosen
- Mr. J. P. van Gigch
Pharmacy              - Mrs. L. R. Goodeve
- Mr. J. G. Moir.
This notification was received for information.
Proposed Changes in Curricula
Faculty of Applied Science
The Faculty of Applied Science had recommended
the following changes in curriculum for options as specified,
to become effective in the current Session:
That the course Geology 407 replace the course Electrical
Engineering 465 in Option II of the Fourth Year of
Geological Engineering;
That the course Applied Science 278 replace the course
Applied Science 275 (not offered) in the Second Year
of Chemical Engineering;
That the course Mathematics 360 replace the course
Mathematics 371 in Option II of the Third Year of
Electrical Engineering;
That the course Mathematics 350 replace the course
Mathematics 371 in Option II of the Third Year of
Metallurgical Engineering; Wednesday, Octotoer 18, 1961 3025
That the course Mathematics 450 replace the course
Mathematics 402 in Option II of the Fourth Year of
Metallurgical Engineering.
Dean Myers)
Dr. James ) That these changes in curriculum in
the Faculty of Applied Science toe
approved as recommended.
Carried.
Since the Department of Mining and Metallurgy had
for some years been concentrating most of its attention on
Metallurgy, with consequent limitation of work in Mining,
the Faculty of Applied Science recommended that a new
Department of Mining and Geological Engineering should be
established in the Faculty of Applied Science, and that the
name of the Department of Mining and Metallurgy should be
changed to the Department of Metallurgy.
Dean Myers stated that this would involve certain
minor budget changes, tout no increase in cost. He proposed
to recommend to the Board of Governors, if the change in
Departments were approved, that the Head of the Department
of Geology should also head the Department of Mining and
Geological Engineering.
Dean Myers)
Mr. Rogers) That the Senate approve, and recommend
to the Board of Governors, the
establishment of a Department of Mining
and Geological Engineering within the
Faculty of Applied Science, and the
change in name of the present Department
of Mining and Metallurgy to the
Department of Metallurgy.
Carried. Wednesday, Octotoer 18, 1961 3026
Faculty of Graduate Studies
The Faculty of Graduate Studies had approved and
recommended to Senate the following new courses:
Education 582 (l4) - Statistics in Educational Research I
Education 584 (3)  - Statistics in Educational Research II
Electrical Engineering 577 (2) - Matrix Analysis of
Electrical Machines
Electrical Engineering 579 (l) - Solid State Electronic
Devices
Electrical Engineering 581 (2) - Electron Dynamics
Sociology 520 (3) - Formal Social Organization.
Dean Scarfe explained that the new courses in
Education were actually changes in content of present courses
to a more advanced level, resulting from Senate's earlier
approval of an undergraduate course, Education 482.
Following discussion on the effect of introduction
of new graduate courses on the existing undergraduate
programme, it was moved
Dean Soward)
Dean Chant ) That the new courses recommended by
the Faculty of Graduate Studies toe
referred to the Executive Committee
of Senate for study in consultation
with representatives of the Faculty
of Graduate Studies and the Deans
of the undergraduate Faculties
concerned, for report back to Senate
at the next meeting.
Carried.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies had also approved,
and recommended to Senate, the offering of a Ph.D. programme
in Geography.
Dean Soward)
Dean Scarfe) That Senate approve, and recommend
to the Board of Governors, the offering
of a Ph.D. programme in Geography.
(Motion amended.) Wednesday, Octotoer 18, 1961 3027
Dean Gage stated that the Executive Committee
had toeen handicapped in its discussion toy lack of information
on the facilities available, and the courses and fields of
study proposed.  In addition, the Committee felt that as a
matter of policy, proposed new programmes should toe studied
in some detail by the Executive Committee before they were
presented to Senate.
Dean Soward)
Dean Gage  ) That the motion approving the offering
of a Ph.D. programme in Geography toe
amended to approval in principle,
subject to a detailed report at the
next meeting from the Executive
Committee following its study of the
proposal in consultation with
representatives of the Faculty of
Graduate Studies, the Dean of the
Faculty of Arts and Science, the
Head of the Department of Geography,
and others concerned.
Carried.
Additional Extra-sessional
Courses
At the request of the Faculty of the College of
Education, the Department of University Extension recommended
approval for the offering of two additional single-term
courses in Education in Chilliwack and one in Nanaimo during
1961-62.
Dean Andrew)
Dean Gage ) That these additional extra-sessional
courses in Education toe approved for
the Session 1961-62, on the understanding
that they will toe included in the study
in progress toy the Senate Committee on
Extra-sessional Credit Programme.
Carried. Wednesday, Octotoer 18, 1961 3028
Reports of Committees
University Academic Organization
A report and recommendations on admissions policy
approved toy the Senate Committee on University Academic
Organization in the interests of higher education in British
Columbia had been circulated prior to the meeting.  In
addition, a summary of the effect of the proposed regulations
on freshmen entering the University in 1961-62 was distributed
at the meeting. Dean Gage presented and explained the
proposals.
Points raised during the discussion which Senate
felt should be borne in mind included the necessity for
flexible interpretation of the regulations during the first
year they became effective, the 1960 proposal of the Board
of Examiners that minimum academic qualifications for
admission to the University should toe raised toy increasing
failure rates, and the desiratoility of increasing the numbers
of qualified students who entered the University and of
providing alternative forms of higher education for students
likely to toenefit from it.
The three proposals of the Committee, in wording
which might toe amended for use in the University Calendar,
were as follows:
1.  Only those students will toe admitted from Grade XII
(B.C.) to the next Winter Session who, as a result
of recommendation or written departmental
examinations in June, ototain full standing in
Grade XII. This would delay the acceptance toy the
University of those students who complete
deficiencies toy means of the August supplementals. Wednesday, October 18, 1961 3029
2. Students enrolled in Grade XIII (B.C.) will toe given
no credit toy the University unless thay pass in at
least three of the required five subjects in the
departmental examinations conducted in June; those
« who do not do so will toe required to complete the
full programme toy Senior Matriculation toefore their
« applications for admission to the University will
be considered.
3. Students from other provinces and other countries
■' -> will be admitted only at the Senior Matriculation
r or higher level, and then only if, in addition to
meeting the entrance requirements of the University
of British Columbia, they also meet the entrance
. requirements of the university or universities of
their own province or country. Consideration will
# be given, however, to admitting at other levels
well qualified applicants from other provinces or
countries where Senior Matriculation is not offered.
„ Dean Gage  )
Dean Andrew) That these proposals with respect
to admissions policy be approved
for inclusion in appropriate form
* in the University Calendar for
1962-63, to come into effect in
September, 1962.
Carried.
It was agreed that appropriate notification
should be given at the earliest possible date to the
Department of Education, the British Columtoia School Boards,
and others concerned.
Prizes. Scholarships.
and Bursaries
Awards to Students
Copies of Lists Nos. 3 and 4, dated October 5 and
14, 1961, respectively, of awards for the Summer Session,
1961, and awards based on standing in 1960-61, including
those to students proceeding to the University from the high
schools, were circulated. Wednesday, October 18, 1961 3030
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That the students named on Lists Nos.
3 and 4, 1961-62, be granted the awards
for which they are recommended.
Carried.
Postponement of Awards
Dean Gage recommended that postponements for a
period of one year should toe granted to the holders of the
following scholarships:
The General Construction Company Limited Scholarship -
Nelson M. Skaltoania
Procter and Gamble Bursary - Eric Charles Hughes.
Dean Gage  )
Dr. Gibson ) That postponement of these awards
toe approved, as recommended.
Carried.
New Awards
Acceptance of the following new awards and changes
in awards was recommended, under the terms indicated:
The Donald James Lee Memorial Bursary Fund
* in Medicine
* As a memorial to Donald James Lee, and to give
recognition to his keen interest in serving others
through a career in Medicine, his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Lee, and his sister, Dixie Lee,
* donated a fund of $350.00. This fund will toe used
to assist atole and deserving Medical students in
* beginning or continuing their medical training.
v* The Ukrainian Professional and Business
Men's Club of Vancouver Graduate Scholarship
A scholarship of $1000.00, the gift of the Ukrainian
Professional and Business Men's Club of Vancouver,
is offered for graduate work at this University on
a Ukrainian subject in the field of Slavonic Studies.
It will be awarded from time to time, on the
* recommendation of the Head of the Department, to
a student with an outstanding academic record and
promise of achievement in the Slavonic field.
At his discretion it will be granted for work in
a single winter session or for two such sessions.
» • Wednesday, October 18, 1961  3031
Kerrisdale Hi-Y Teens Scholarship (to be
included among "Awards made toy Other
Institutions")
The Kerrisdale Hi-Y Teens of Magee High School
offers scholarships to members beginning studies
at the University. Winners are selected on the
basis of academic achievement throughout the school
term and consistent participation in Hi-Y Teens
activities.
South Vancouver B. C Branch 16 Canadian
Legion Bursaries
Two bursaries of $125.00 each are offered to
students entering the University from David
Thompson or John Oliver High School, Vancouver.
Preference will be given to sons and daughters of
veterans.  The awards will be made on the basis
of academic standing and need.
The Russell Food Equipment Limited Scholarship
A scholarship of $350.00, the gift of Russell Food
Equipment Limited, will toe awarded annually to a
high ranking student taking a dietetic major and
entering the Fourth Year in the School of Home
Economics. The award will toe made to a student
who has maintained high academic standing in the
three previous years, has demonstrated personal
qualities appropriate for a professional dietitian,
has spent at least one University summer vacation
in the dietary or food service department of an
approved institution, and will complete professional
preparation through interneship.  The selection of
the winner will toe made toy the School.
The International Longshoremen's and
Warehousemen's Union Entrance Scholarships
Three scholarships of $400.00 each are offered to
members, and sons and daughters of members, in good
standing, of the International Longshoremen's and
Warehousemen's Union. They will normally toe awarded
to the candidates who ototain the highest standing
in Grade XII or XIII written examinations conducted
in June by the Department of Education, Victoria,
B.C., and who are proceeding in the fall to a full
programme of studies at the University of B. C.
(or Victoria College).  Students who wish to compete
for these awards must apply on the General Application
Form for Scholarships, which may toe obtained from
the office of the Dean of Inter-Faculty Affairs, Wednesday, Octotoer 18, 1961 3032
University of B. C, Vancouver 8, B. C. The
completed application must toe received at the
University by May 1st.  The donors reserve the
right to withhold awards if the academic standing
of candidates is not sufficiently high or to
re-award scholarships if winners receive other
scholarships of substantial value.
The International Longshoremen's and
Warehousemen's Union Undergraduate
Scholarships
Four scholarships of $250.00 each are offered to
members, and sons and daughters of members, in
good standing, of the International Longshoremen's
and Warehousemen's Union. They are open to
students in attendance at the University of B. C.
(or Victoria College) who will continue in a full
programme d* studies in the next session in an
undergraduate faculty.  These scholarships will
normally toe awarded to the candidates with highest
standing as determined toy the results of the Final
Sessional Examinations conducted in April toy the
University or College.  Candidates must notify the
Dean of Inter-Faculty Affairs toy May 1st of their
intention of competing. The donors reserve the
right to withhold awards if the academic standing
of candidates is not sufficiently high or to
re-award scholarships if winners receive other
scholarships of substantial value.
B. C. Fish and Game Protective Association.
Lower Mainland Zone. Scholarship
A scholarship of $150.00, the gift of the B. C. Fish
and Game Protective Association, Lower Mainland
Zone, is offered to a student (graduate or undergraduate) in the Department of Zoology who is
continuing studies in game management. The award
will toe made to the student who, in the opinion
of the Department, has the toest record in the
practical and theoretical aspects of game management
and needs financial assistance to continue his
studies.
The Comitas Club Bursary
A toursary of $200.00, gift of the Comitas Cluto of
Vancouver, whose otoject is to help cerebral-palsied
children, was offered in the Session 1961-62 to
students in training as physiotherapists in the
School of Rehatoilitation Medicine. The award was
made to a student with promise in this field who
was worthy and deserving of financial assistance. Wednesday, Octotoer 18, 1961 3033
The Deeks-McBride Ltd. Scholarship in
Civil Engineering (replacing the Deeks-McBride
Ltd. Commerce Scholarship)
A scholarship of $300.00, the gift of Deeks-McBride
Ltd., is offered to students entering the Senior
Year of Civil Engineering. The winner will toe
selected on the basis of proficiency in studies,
character, and personal qualities, with preference
toeing given to those with outstanding records in
structural design, concrete design, or foundation
courses.
The Fruehauf Trailer Company Scholarships
A scholarship or scholarships to the total of
$500.00 the gift of Fruehauf Trailer Company of
Canada Limited, Dixie, Ontario, are offered in
the School of Physical Education and Recreation.
The awards will be made to one or more male
students, on the toasis of good scholarship and
demonstration of all-round leadership qualities,
who show special interest in health, particularly
in the preventive field.
The Marian Harlow Prize in Librarianship
A cash prize of approximately $25.00 will be
awarded to a student in the graduating class of
the School of Librarianship. The prize will not
necessarily be awarded annually.  It will toe
given to that student who has demonstrated
leadership and academic or research atoility in
studies relating to special librarianship.
The Mr. and Mrs. Myer Wine Bursary
A toursary of $50.00, the gift of Mr. and Mrs.
Myer Wine, is offered to undergraduates in any
year of any faculty.  It will toe awarded to a
student who has good academic standing and needs
financial assistance.
Okanagan-Mainline Real Estate Board Scholarship
A scholarship of $250.00 annually, the gift of the
Okanagan-Mainline Real Estate Board, is offered
to a student in Commerce and Business Administration
who is taking one or more courses in Estate
Management, has high academic standing, and is
deserving of assistance to further his education.
The award will toe made on the recommendation of
the Faculty. Wednesday, Octotoer 18, 1961  3034
The Florence E. Heighway Medical Scholarship
and Bursary Fund
This fund, endowed by a bequest from the late
Florence E. Heighway and named to honour her memory,
provides scholarships and bursaries for students
taking medical training at this University.
Rotary Club of Vancouver Bursaries - increase in number
from five to six annually, of $300.00 each.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That these new awards and changes in
awards be accepted, subject to approval
of the Board of Governors where
necessary, and that appropriate letters
of thanks be sent to the donors.
Carried.
Proposed Faculty of Dentistry
The President referred to the approval given by
Senate in 1956 to Dr. J. B. Macdonald's Prospectus on Dental
Education, and the recommendation of Senate at that time to
the Board of Governors that they urge the Government to
implement the report and establish a Faculty of Dentistry
at the University as soon as appropriate financial and other
arrangements could be made without prejudice to existing
Departments of the University. The Board of Governors had
recorded a similar position.
At the request of the University, and in
co-operation with representatives of the College of Dental
Surgeons of British Columbia, Dr. Macdonald had returned to
the province in the summer of 1961 to review the situation
with respect to dental training. Dr. Macdonald had concluded
that the need for more dentists was greater now than it had
been at the time of his earlier visit, and that there was Wednesday, October 18, 1961 3035
no prospect of improving the situation with the existing
training facilities in Canada.
Dr. Mather added that Dr. Macdonald, in addition
to re-iterating his previous recommendation that a Faculty
of Dentistry toe established, had Drought up to date his
estimate of capital and operating costs, and had stressed
that the Faculty should not be established unless the
University were assured of adequate funds for both capital
and operating costs in addition to the funds at present
provided or visualized for the future for other purposes.
Dean McCreary)
Mr. Nemetz  )  That Senate re-affirm its approval
of the establishment of a Faculty
of Dentistry at the University of
British Columbia as rapidly as
possible, sutoject to provision of
adequate funds as indicated.
Carried.
Report on Registration.
Winter Session. 1961-62
Copies of a report on registration toy Faculties
and years for the Winter Session 1961-62 were circulated
at the meeting. The Registrar commented that the most
noteworthy change from 1960-61 was an increase of 30$ in
registration in Second Year Arts and Science, and an
overall increase of more than 20$ in the Faculty of Arts
and Science. Total registration as of mid-Octotoer was
13,063, compared to 11,657 at the same period in 1960.
Autumn Congregation. 1961
Memtoers of Senate were reminded that Autumn
Congregation would toe held at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Octotoer 26th. Wednesday, October 18, 1961  3036
Victoria College
A report on registration at Victoria College for
1961-62, indicating an increase of more than 20$ over 1960-61,
was circulated and received for information.
Correspondence
The President drew attention of Senate to a numtoer
of letters which had been received from representatives of
universities, foundations and industrial organizations,
expressing sympathy in the loss sustained toy the University
and the community in the death of Dr. Grauer.
Faculty Publications
Copies of publications by members of Faculty,
received by the President's Office since the last meeting of
Senate, were on display.
Death of Dr. A. R. Lord
The President reported the death of Dr. A. R. Lord,
former principal of the Vancouver Normal School, who in that
capacity had been a member of Senate.
The following statement prepared by the Committee
on Memorial Minutes was read:
IN MEMORIAM
DR. ALEXANDER RUSSELL LORD
Alexander Russell Lord died September 14, 1961, in
Vancouver at the age of 77. Dr. Lord devoted his life
to the cause of education in British Columbia. He was
born in Nova Scotia and won the degree of Bachelor of
Arts from Queen's University in 1910. He came to
British Columbia immediately and served first as a Wednesday, October 18, 1961  3037
principal and then as a provincial inspector in
various districts until 1936. At that time he was
appointed principal of Vancouver Normal School,
a post that he held until his retirement in 1950.
After his retirement he lectured first at the
Vancouver Normal School and later at the Faculty
of the College of Education of the University of
British Columtoia.
He well merited his distinction as one of
the Province's foremost educators, and he was
accorded recognition for his deep interest in
and contributions to education.  He was a member
of the Senate of the University from 1936 until
his retirement.  In 1948-49 he held the presidency
of the Canadian Educational Association.  In 1950
he was granted the Fergusson Memorial Award for
his "outstanding contribution to education in
British Columbia".  In the previous year he had
been an educational adviser to the United Nations.
The University of British Columtoia recognized his
distinction by awarding him the degree Doctor of
Laws, honoris causa. in 1948.
While he concentrated his efforts upon
education at all levels, he did not forget his
responsibilities to the community as a whole.
He was president of the Children's Aid Society,
and he chaired a special committee on drug
addiction under the auspices of the Community
Chest. For many years he was a governor of
Union College of British Columbia.
With the death of Alexander Russell Lord
we have lost one of the pioneers of education in
this Province.
Dr. Sharp  )
Dean Scarfe) That this statement be recorded in
the minutes of Senate, and a copy
sent to Mrs. Lord and her family.
Carried.
Deaths of Former Members
of Faculty
The President reported with regret the death on
September 8, 1961, of Dr. F. S. Nowlan, Professor Emeritus
of Mathematics, and the death on September 12, 1961, of Wednesday, October 18,1961  3038
Mr. F. W. Vernon, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical
Engineering.
Other Business
University Day
The President reminded members of Senate that
University Day, at which time parents of new students were
invited to the campus, would be held on Saturday, October
21st. The four new Residences for women students would be
officially opened at this time.
Proposed Names of New
Buildings
The President stated that he expected to receive
recommendations, which would be forwarded to the Board of
Governors, that the three buildings for the Medical Sciences
should be named in honour of Dean Emeritus M. M. Weaver,
Dr. A. S. Monro, and Dr. R. E. McKechnie. The Committee on
Naming of University Buildings would welcome any suggestions
in respect of other buildings from memtoers of Senate.
The President anticipated also that the Commons
Block in the Residence area would toe named in honour of
Dean Emeritus G. M. Shrum.
Board of Governors*
Reception
The annual reception of the Board of Governors
for members of Faculty, particularly new members of the
teaching and research staffs, would be held on the afternoon
of Saturday, November 4th. Wednesday, October 18, 1961 3039
Counsellors and Dons in
Residences. 1961-62
For information of Senate, the Secretary read the
list of Counsellors in the Men's Residences and Dons in the
Women's Residences for 1961-62, as follows:
Men's Residences:
Dr. J. C O'Brien Sherwood Lett House
Mr. M. K. Morton Okanagan House
Mr. R. Farquhar Robson House
Dr. Roger Howard Kootenay House
Mr. W.A.G. Voss Fort Camp
Dr. D. Lawson Acadia Camp
Women's Residences:
Miss Cairine Lewis Isabel Maclnnes Hall
Miss Anne Richard Anne Wesbrook Hall
Miss Marian Rowat Mary Bollert Hall
Miss Mary Weir Margaret MacKenzie House
Miss Pauline Butling Dorothy Mawdsley House
Miss Vivien Brawn Phyllis Ross House
Miss Marnie Rogers Aldyen Hamber House.
The Senate approved a suggestion of the Executive
Committee that Mr. Haar and Dean McCrae should be invited
to report, at an early meeting of Senate, on the programme
of activities in the Residences.
Meetings in Eastern Canada
For information of Senate, the President reported
that on Octotoer 7th he had participated in a meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Canadian Universities Foundation
at McGill. The most important item discussed was the
forthcoming national conference of universities to be held
in Ottawa at the middle of November. Wednesday, Octotoer 18, 1961 3040
The following day the President had gone to
St. John's, Newfoundland, along with the heads of all the
other universities and many of the colleges of Canada, to
the opening of the new campus and new buildings of the
Memorial University of Newfoundland. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
had officiated at the ceremony. The University had also
held its first Convocation for the award of honorary degrees.
Copies of the programmes and local newspapers were on display
in the Board and Senate Room. The President commented
particularly on the support given toy the Premier and
Government of Newfoundland to their University.
On Octotoer 12th, the President had delivered the
Samuel Robertson Memorial Lecture at Prince of Wales College
in Chariottetown.
The meeting adjourned at 10:45 p.m.
Secretary.
Chairman.   '   / J

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