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 Tuesday, May 9, 1950 1591
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia, for the Session 1949-50, was
held on Tuesday, May 9th, 1950, at 8:00 p.m., in the Board
and Senate Room.
Present: President N. A. M. MacKenzie (in the
Chair), Mr. Jacob Biely, Mr. D. T. Braidwood, Dr. V. C. Brink,
Dean S. N. F. Chant, Mr. K. P. Caple, Mrs. J. H. Creighton,
Dean G. F. Curtis, Dr. Roy Daniells, Dr. C. E. Dolman, Dean
B. A. Eagles, Mr. H. 0. English, Dr. J. M. Ewing, Dean J. N.
Finlayson, Dr. R. E. Foerster, Dean W. H. Gage, Mr. G. D.
Kennedy, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale, Mr. W. R. McDougall, Dr.
H. J. MacLeod, Mr. F. A. Morrison, Mr. F. Muir, Miss
Florence Mulloy, Dr. R. C. Palmer, Dr. L. E. Ranta, Mr.
Frederick Read, Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. W. S. Taylor, Dr. F. A.
Turnbull, Dr. G. M. Volkoff, Mr. R. T. D. Wallace, Dr. H. V.
Warren, Dean M. M. Weaver, Dean E. L. Woods, Dr. C. A. H.
Wright.
Regrets for their inability to be present were
received from Dean H. F. Angus, Mr. E. D. Fulton, Dr. A. E.
Grauer, Chancellor E. W. Hamber, Brig. Sherwood Lett,
Mr. A. E. Lord, Dr. A. R. Lord, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley,
Dr. K. E. Taylor and Dr. T. M. C. Taylor.
Dr. Sage )
Dean Gage) That the minutes of the regular
meeting of February 15th, 1950,
be taken as read and adopted.
Carried Tuesday, May 9, 1950      1592
Amendment. University Act
Term of Office of Chancellor
The President reported that Section 53 of the
University Act had been amended at the Spring Session of
the Legislature by the addition of the phrase:  "in addition
to the period filled by him as a result of having been
elected for the unexpired term of his predecessor." The
amendment was made at the request of Convocation to permit
a Chancellor elected to fill the unexpired term of a
predecessor to carry on in the office beyond the stated
term of six years, until the time of a regular Senate
election.
Secondary School Teachers of British
Columbia Representative on Senate
The Secretary read a letter from Mr. C. D. Ovans,
General Secretary, B. C. Teachers' Federation, advising
that Mr. W. R. McDougall had been re-elected representative
of the Secondary School Teachers of British Columbia on the
Senate of the University of British Columbia.  It was noted
that Mr. McDougall's term of office was from February, 1950
to February, 1953.
From the Board of Governors
Awards Recommended by Senate
The Board of Governors at its meeting on
February 27th, 1950, approved the following awards, as
recommended by Senate : >-
Tuesday, May 9, 1950      1593
The Lighthall Memorial Bursary
The Elmer Johnston Memorial Scholarship
Increase in Native Daughters of British Columbia
Scholarship from $50.00 to $100.00
Increase in W. Jack H. Dicks Bursary from
$150.00 to $200.00
Triple Entente Chapter, I.O.D.E., Bursary for a
student veteran in the Teacher Training Course
The Right Honourable Anthony Eden Chapter, I.O.D.E.
Bursary
B. C. Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi'Fraternity Bursary
The International Student Service Bursary Fund
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal.
North Shore Medical Society Bursary
The Board of Governors, at its meeting on
February 27th, 1950, approved the acceptance, subject to
the approval of Senate, of the North Shore Medical Society
Bursary.
Calendar Material. 1950-51
The Board of Governors on March 27th, 1950,
received the Calendar material as approved by Senate on
February 15th, 1950, and approved an additional expenditure
up to One Hundred Dollars, to provide for journals required
in the Library for proposed Ph.D. courses under the
Department of Mathematics.
Kennecott Copper Corporation Scholarship
The Board of Governors on March 27th, 1950,
accepted, subject to approval of Senate, an offer from the
Kennecott Copper Corporation of New York, to provide a
scholarship for award at this University. Tuesday, May 9, 1950     1594
R. W. Brock Chair in Geology
The Board of Governors on March 27th, 1950,
approved, subject to the approval of Senate and the family
of the late Dean Brock, a recommendation that the Consolidated
Mining and Smelting Company of Canada, Limited, annual grant
of $7,500.00 for work in Geology, be used to establish the
R. W. Brock Chair in Geology.
In this connection the President reported a suggestion that Professor H. C. Gunning, whose appointment as
Head of the Department of Geology and Geography becomes
effective July 1st, 1950, be known as the R. W. Brock
Professor in Geology and Geography.  The President also
reported that the family of the late Dean Brock had been
consulted and had agreed to the proposal.
Dean Eagles  )
Dean Finlayson)  That the naming of the R.W.
Brock Chair in Geology be
approved.
Carried
Special Reading Course for Veterans.
Summer. 1950
At its meeting on April 24th, 1950, the Board of
Governors approved in principle, subject to approval of
Senate, a proposal to offer a special reading course during
the summer months for veterans who require only three units
for a degree or who, after completion of Summer School would
require only three units.  It was noted that expenses for
the proposed course would be covered from the tuition fee of
i.OO per student. Tuesday, May 9, 1950     1595
Approval. Subject to
Approval of Senate
The Board of Governors on March 27th, 1950, approved
subject to the approval of Senate, the following scholar-
ships, funds and prizes:
The Carr Scholarship in Dairying
The Grace MacDonald Emergency Bursary Fund
The Plimsoll Club Scholarships
The University Nurses' Club Prize
The Dean Clement Student Aid Fund in Agriculture.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
Special Reading Course for Veterans
Summer. 1950
The Secretary reported that the Faculty of Arts
and Science recommended a new course, English 326, 19th
Century Readings in English, to be offered as a special
reading course for veterans in the Summer, 1950, under the
conditions outlined previously in the approval recorded by
the Board of Governors.
Dean Chant     )
Dr.  Daniells)     That this recommendation be approved.
Carried
Additional Correspondence Courses
for Credit
Dean Chant requested permission from Senate to
arrange not more than three additional correspondence courses
for credit from the following suggestions:
1. Mathematics 200 (2nd year course)
2. A 3rd or 4th year course in Geography
3. A 3rd or 4th year course in English
4» A course in Philosophy open to 2nd or higher years
5. A 3rd year course in Economics. Tuesday, May 9, 1950      1596
Dean Chant   )
Dean Finlayson) That the Committee on Correspondence Courses be empowered
to complete arrangements with
instructors to prepare not more
than three of the courses
suggested.
Carried
From the Faculty of Applied Science
The Faculty of Applied Science, meeting on May 8th,
1950, approved and recommended to Senate the following
course changes, effective in the Session 1950-51:
Mechanical Eng. 467 - Mechanical Design - dropped
Electrical Eng. 469 - Circuit Analysis - added
This course will include network theorems, resonant
and coupled circuits, filters, general transformation
line theory, high frequency lines, and an introduction
to electromagnetic fields and radiation.
It was noted that these changes are largely a reorganization
of existing materials made necessary by proposed staff
changes*
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod  ) That the recommendation of the
Faculty of Applied Science be
approved.
Carried
From the Faculties
Results of Sessional Examinations -
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That Senate approved the recommendations
of the Faculty of Arts and Science, that
degrees be conferred in accordance with
the lists submitted, including the names
of candidates for the degree of Master
of Social Work.
Carried Tuesday, May 9, 1950
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod  ) That the candidates listed for the
degrees of B.A.Sc, B.S.F., B.Arch.,
and B.A.Sc. in Nursing, be approved.
Carried
1597
Dean Eagles)
Dr. Brink  )
That the candidates listed for the
degree of B.S.A., Honours, and B.S.A.,
General Course, be approved, and that
those listed as having completed the
Diploma Course in Agriculture be
granted the Diploma.
Carried
Dean Curtis )
Mr. Read  )  That the candidates listed for the
degree of LL.B. be approved.
Carried
Dean Woods )
Mr. Morrison) That the candidates recommended for
the degree of Bachelor of Science
in Pharmacy be approved.
Carried
Dean Gage )
Dean Chant) That the degree of Ph.D. be conferred
on the two candidates listed.
Carried
Dean Gage)
Dr. Sage )  That the degrees of M.A.;, M.A.Sc, and
M.S.A. be conferred on the candidates
listed.
Carried
Marks of the Lower Years
The Secretary asked for authority to release the
results of the examinations in the lower years when approved
by the Deans of the Faculties.
Dean Finlayson)
Dean Chant   )  That this authority be granted.
Carried
The Secretary read a summary of the degrees to be Tuesday, May 9, 1950     1598
granted on May eleventh and twelfth, and it was noted that
a total of 1,801 degrees in course would be awarded on
those two days.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage ) That those students who have completed
the requirements for the Certificate
in Teacher Training be approved.
Carried
Reports of  Committees
Prizes.  Scholarships and Bursaries
Sessional Awards.   Final Years
and Graduates
Dean Gage read the  names of the following  students,
heads of the  graduating classes:
Robin Christopher Giles  Thornton - Head of the  Graduating
Class for the   B.A.
Margaret Ethel Smith
John Wallace Colbert
Robert John Young
Frank Urquhart Collier
Joseph Bernard Wall
Mrs. Doreen Marie Reid
Degree
- Head of the  Humanities
and Social  Sciences
in the  Graduating
Class for the  B.A.
Degree
- Head of the  Graduating
Class for the  B.A.Sc.
Degree
- Head of the  Graduating
Class for the B.S.A.
Degree
- Head of the  Graduating
Class for the  LL.B.
Degree
- Head of the   Graduating
Class for the  B.S.P.
Degree
- Head of the  Graduating
Class for the  B.H.E.
Degree Roy Harper Woodman
Dennis Roger Shields
Shelagh Jacqueline Wheeler
Ray Leonard Toby
Clifford Bokstrom
Tuesday, May 9, 1950     1599
- Head of the Graduating
Class for the B.Com.
Degree
- Head of the Graduating
Class for the B.P.E.
Degree
- Head of the Graduating
Class for the B.A.Sc.
Degree in Nursing
- Head of the   Graduating
Class for the   B.Arch.
Degree
- Head of the Graduating
Class for the  B.S.F.
Degree.
It was suggested by the   President  that the  name
of the  leader of each  class  should be  given greater recognition in the  Congregation  Programme,  so that the winner of
the   Governor-General's Medal,  as Head of the  Graduating
Class for the  B.A.   Degree would not  be the   only one
appearing to be  so recognized.
Dr. Sage  )
Dr. Volkoff)  That Senate recommend to the Committee
on Ceremonies that, in future, some
special recognition be made of the top
student in each class.
Carried
Dean Gage)
Dr. Ranta)  That the awards to graduates and students
in their final undergraduate year, contained in List No. 1, Medals, Fellowships,
Scholarships and Prizes for 1949-50, dated
May 8th, 1950, be approved.
Carried
New Scholarships. Bursaries,, Etc.
Dean Gage reported the receipt of a cheque for
$125.00,  from Miss Grace MacDonald,  to provide bursaries for Tuesday, May 9, 1950     1600
veteran students in attendance at the University of
British Columbia, and recommended that the fund be used to
provide emergency assistance on the authorization of the
Chairman of the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and
Bursaries, subject to report to the Board of Governors for
confirmation.
Acceptance was recommended of the University
Nurses' Club Prize of $50.00, under the following terms of
award:
THE UNIVERSITY NURSES'   CLUB PRIZE
This prize,  the  gift of the  University Nurses'
Club, will  be awarded to the  student standing
at the head of the  graduating class for the
degree of B.A.Sc.   in Nursing.
It was reported by Dean  Gage  that the Plimsoll
Club,  through the   initiative of  Captain J.  S.   Thomson,     had
obtained a number of  scholarships  for the  University of
British Columbia,  to bear  the name  of the   Club and  of the
donors,  who are members of the  organization.     Although
details were not available  it was stated that at  least
seven of these awards would have a value  of $250.00 - $300.00
each,  that  one would be a bursary,  one for Commerce,  one  for
Engineering,  and one for a woman student  in Medicine.
The acceptance was recommended of the   B.   C.   Coast
Woods Trade Extension Bureau Prizes, under the following
terms of award: Tuesday, May 9, 1950     1601
THE B. C. COAST WOODS TRADE EXTENSION
BUREAU PRIZE'S
These awards, consisting of a first, second, and
third prize of $100.00, $75.00 and $50.00 respectively, and three additional prizes of $25.00
each, are offered annually by the B. C. Coast
Woods Trade Extension Bureau to students who have
completed at least one year of university, are
proceeding to the degree of B.A.Sc. (any branch),
B. Arch., or B.S.F., and are continuing their
undergraduate studies for a further year at this
University.  To be eligible for these prizes, which
will be awarded in the fall, students must have
been actively engaged during the summer in employment in any capacity related to the manufacture,
treatment, fabrication, sale or application of B.C.
Coast Woods or wood products, and must have
signified their intention of competing within one
month of the conclusion of the preceding regular
University session.  The prizes will be awarded for
the six best reports on the summer work pertaining
to the manufacture or use of lumber.  In cooperation
with the University Employment Bureau, the B. C.
Coast Woods Trade Bureau will endeavour to find
employment for as many students as possible.
Essays must be submitted by October 1st to the
office of the Dean of Applied Science. Further
details are available at the offices of the Dean
of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs, the
Dean of Applied Science and the University
Employment Bureau.
The acceptance was recommended of a Loan Fund
established in honour of Dean F. M. Clement by the Agricultural Undergraduate Society, under the following terms
of award:
THE DEAN CLEMENT STUDENT AID FUND
IN AGRICULTURE
In honour of Frederick M. Clement, who served as
a member of the Faculty of Agriculture from 1916
to 1949 and as Dean from 1919 to 1949, and in
recognition of his contributions and achievements,
the Agricultural Undergraduate Society has
established a loan fund to assist undergraduates
in Agriculture, who, during the session, require
emergency financial assistance. Loans from this
fund are subject to the approval of the Dean of Tuesday, May 9, 1950      1602
Agriculture. Further information may be
obtained from the offices of the Dean of Women,
the Dean of Agriculture, or the Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs.  It is the
hope of the Agricultural Undergraduate Society
that those who have been assisted from this fund
or those who have benefited from Dean Clement's
guidance and instruction in past years will
contribute to this undergraduate student effort.
For the information of Senate, the following statement was read with reference to the Women's Institute
Memorial Scholarship for students in Home Economics.  It was
noted that this statement would be listed in the University
Calendar under the heading "Awards Made by other Institutions."
THE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship of $250.00, awarded annually by
the Provincial Board of Women's Institute, is
available for a rural student who is taking the
Home Economics Course at the University and is the
daughter of an Institute member of at least three
year's standing.  Nominations for this scholarship
should be forwarded to Mrs. R. Doe, Box 35, Salmon
Arm, B. C.
The acceptance was recommended of the Carr
Scholarship in Dairying, under the following terras of award:
THE CARR SCHOLARSHIP IN DAIRYING
This scholarship of the annual value of $100.00,
donated by Ernest C. Carr, Chairman of the Milk
Board of the Province of British Columbia, will
be awarded to a student who completes the Third
Year of his course in Agriculture with scholarship
standing and is proceeding to the Fourth Year, the
year in which the scholarship shall be enjoyed.
To be eligible candidates must be majoring in
Dairying and have obtained satisfactory standing
in Agricultural Economics 301, must have a basic
knowledge of and general experience in the dairy
industry, and must utilize the period between their
Third and Fourth Years in furthering their
knowledge of the industry in the Province of
*
* r '*
* Tuesday, May 9, 1950     1603
4M                           British Columbia.  Participation in other University
^ activities will also be considered.  Although
+ selection of the winner will be made in May, the
award will be subject to satisfactory completion
f of the summer programme.  Applications, on forms
available at the Registrar's Office, must be submitted by March 31st.
" The acceptance was recommended of a bursary of
$100.00 donated by the North Shore Medical Society under
* the following terms of award:
THE NORTH SHORE MEDICAL SOCIETY BURSARY
This bursary, the gift of the North Shore Medical
Society, is available for a student in the Faculty
of Medicine who has good academic standing and
y needs financial assistance to proceed with his
course.  It will be awarded to a student whose
permanent residence is and has been for some time
in the City or District of North Vancouver.
w The acceptance was recommended of the Victoria
Home Economics Association Bursary, under the following
terms:
y
THE VICTORIA HOME ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION BURSARY
* This bursary of $50.00, the gift of the Victoria
Home Economics Association, will be awarded
annually to a woman student whose home is in
* Victoria or some other centre on Vancouver Island,
and who is entering the Second, Third, or Fourth
Year in Home Economics at this University.  The
award will be made on the basis of financial need
to a student of good academic standing.
The acceptance of the following scholarship was
recommended:
r
THE MORROW SCHOLARSHIP IN COMMERCE
* _^. In honour of Professor Ellis Henry Morrow, from
1938 to 1950 Head of the Department of Commerce,
h
and in recognition of his service to the university
+ Tuesday, May 9. 1950     1604
and the community, a fund of $2,000.00 has been
established by the generosity of Walter and Leon
Koerner.  The annual proceeds of this fund will
be given as a scholarship to the outstanding
student enrolled in Commerce 481,  Industrial
Management.
Acceptance was recommended of the offer of the
Kennecott Copper Corporation of New York to provide a
scholarship of $750.00 for award under certain conditions
set out, for the academic year 1950-51, to a qualified
student in the field of Mining Engineering.
Dean Gage  )
Mr. Kennedy)  That the awards and funds recommended be accepted, and that letters
of thanks be sent to the donors.
Carried
A recommendation was received from the Chairman
of the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and
Bursaries, that the Trois Pistoles Scholarships, as set
forth in the University Calendar, be awarded to Alan Dainard
and Diane Liggins.
Dean Gage   )
Mr. McDougall)  That these awards be approved.
Carried
Notice was received that James Easton Smith, who
obtained a postponement of the B. C. Electric Railway
Scholarship, awarded him in May, 1949, has decided to
relinquish the Scholarship.
Dean Gage  )
Mr. Kennedy) That this award be cancelled and
the scholarship granted to another
student.
Carried 4 Tuesday, May 9, 1950      1605
dM Committee on Honorary Degrees
* The following recommendations were received from
the Committee on Honorary Degrees:
1. THAT a Special Congregation be held on or about
September 28th, 1950, in connection with the Jubilee
* Meeting of the British Columbia Medical Association
and the opening of the Faculty of Medicine at the
University and that honorary degrees not to exceed
five in number be granted on that occasion;
>
AND THAT the  Committee have power to  select two or
three  Canadians  and perhaps  two other appropriate
candidates and,   subject to a poll of Senate  by tele-
* phone and correspondence,  to approach the candidates.
2. THAT the formal opening of the Biological  Sciences
Building be held  in connection with the Autumn
*" Congregation in October,  1950,  and that honorary
degrees be  granted on that  occasion to one  or more
appropriate candidates whoee work has lain in the
fields of study to be housed in the building;
•AND THAT the  Committee have  power to  select one  or
more  candidates and,   subject to  a poll of Senate by
telephone and correspondence,  to approach the
candidates.
3. THAT if the  Women's Residences  are  completed by the
* time of the Autumn Congregation their formal opening
be held in connection with the  Congregation and
Homecoming week and that honorary degrees be granted
i> on that occasion to  one or more appropriate candidates.
AND THAT the  Committee have  power to select one or
more  candidates and,   subject to  a poll of Senate by
telephone and  correspondence,  to  approach  candidates.
. 4.     THAT as to the formal opening of the War Memorial
Gymnasium,   Senate ask Mr.   Osborne   in consultation
with the Alumni Association and the  Alma Mater
Society to make plans  for a formal opening to be
held,   if the  Building is completed by that time,  on
or about the eleventh of November next, or if it  is
not  completed then,   in  connection with the  Spring
r Congregation following;
AND THAT the Committee on Honorary Degrees  consider
* the plans for the opening and  if the  Committee
9 decides  that  it would  be  advisable  that a  Special
+ Congregation be held on oraabout the eleventh of Tuesday, May 9, 1950
November and that honorary degrees be granted on
that occasion to one or more appropriate candidates,
the Committee have power to select one or more
candidates, and, subject to a poll of Senate by
telephone and correspondence, to approach the
candidates.
1606
Dean
Dean
Curtis)
Gage  )
Dean Curtis)
Mr. Kennedy)
Dean Curtis)
Mr. Wallace)
That Senate confirm the action taken
by the Committee on Honorary Degrees
after a poll of Senate with reference
to the honorary degree of Doctor of
Law, honoris causa, to be conferred
on Mr. M. E. Nichols at the Spring
Congregation, 1950.
Carried
That the recommendation of the
Committee on Honorary Degrees with
reference to a Special Congregation,
to be held on or about September
28th, 1950, be approved.
Carried
That the recommendation of the
Committee on Honorary Degrees with
reference to the formal opening of
the Biological Sciences Building
be approved.
Mr. Kennedy asked if it was the intention to award any
honorary degrees other than those suggested for that
occasion, and the President replied that it was possible,
in the sense that the Committee should consider recommendations of individuals on their merits, quite apart from
any particular function or ceremony.  The vote was taken
and the motion carred.
Dean Curtis )
Dr. Foerster)  That the recommendation of the
Committee on Honorary Degrees with
reference to the formal opening of
the War Memorial Gymnasium be
approved.
J 4 Tuesday, May 9, 1950      1607
a       Some discussion took place as to the wisdom of conferring
* honorary degrees at the time of the formal opening of
University buildings, following which the vote was taken
and the motion carried.
> Dean Curtis   )
Mrs.   Creighton)     That   the   recommendation  of the
Committee  on Honorary Degrees with
reference to the Women's  Residences
,» be approved.
Carried
> Committee on Professors Emeriti
Dr. Sage presented the recommendations of the
f Committee on Emeritus Professors, and
Dr. Sage  )
Dean Chant) That Senate recommend to the Board of
* Governors that Dean J. N. Finlayson
■ ^ be appointed Dean Emeritus of Applied
9 Science; that Professor E. H. Morrow
be appointed Professor Emeritus of
T Commerce; that Professor F. G.C. Wood
be appointed Professor Emeritus of
English; and that Associate Professor
v Frederick Read be appointed Professor
Emeritus of Law.
Carried
V
Committee on University Building Programme
+
The President reported, for the information of
Senate, that to the best of his knowledge the Legislature
at the session recently ended made provision for a further
appropriation to the building programme of the University
of $750,000.00.  The large Committee on the Building
Programme agreed that this money be used in the following
> ways: Tuesday, May 9,  1950 1608
New boiler in the  Power House    $150,000.00
Fire  resistant accommodation for
the  Faculty of Law      200,000.00
Faculty of Agriculture :
(a) Head House to the  Greenhouses        40,000.00
(b) Poultry Service House 60,000.00 - 65,000.00
(c) Completion of the building for
Agricultural Engineering and
Farm Mechanics        25,000.00
Wing "B" of the Building for
Bacteriology and Preventive
Medicine, to house University
Health Services, Department of
Nursing, and the University
Infirmary   250,000.00
In this connection the President added that the sums
appropriated for the first two buildings listed for Agriculture would not be sufficient to provide heating.  He
also stated that serious consideration had been requested
for the provision of an additional unit of Women's Residences.
The President raised the question as to whether
the section of the Crown Grant to the University, which was
made available in principle to the theological colleges on
a denominational basis , should be left in waste land in
perpetuity, or if it is more or less obligatory that the
various denominations, Roman Catholic, Baptists, and
Presbyterians, should take up in a reasonable time the
options left open to them.  It was noted that in addition
to the three denominations mentioned and the leases taken
up by the Anglicans and the United Church, one section set
aside was not assigned. Tuesday, May 9, 1950     1609
Committee to Examine the Organization
of the University
The following recommendations of the Committee
appointed to Examine the Organization of the University,
passed at a meeting on April 18th, 1950, (minutes of which
meeting were circulated to Senate), were presented for
discussion:
"That the Committee to Examine University Organization recommends to the President the establishment of a Faculty of Forestry at the University
of British Columbia."
Carried without dissent
"That this Committee recommends to the President
that an opportunity for full consideration be
given to all faculties before Senate acts upon
the recommendation of this Committee with respect
to the establishment of a Faculty of Forestry."
Carried without dissent
The President asked and was given permission to admit
Professor Lowell Besley to the meeting during the discussion
of this item.  Dr. MacKenzie then reviewed the history of
Forestry at the University and the place of the forest
industry in the Province.  The Secretary then read the
following resolutions passed by the various Faculties in
meetings on May 6th and 8th, 1950, with reference to the
above noted resolutions of the Committee on University
Organization:
Faculty of Pharmacy.  May 6th -  "That this Faculty
approve the recommendation of the Committee on
University Organization for the establishment  of
a Faculty of Forestry."
Carried unanimously Tuesday, May 9, 1950      1610
Faculty of Graduate Studies. May 6th - "That
Faculty recommend to Senate that a Faculty of
Forestry be established as soon as possible."
Carried
"That this Faculty views with alarm the
tendency toward fragmentation in the organization of the University and requests Senate
to study the over-all organization as soon as
practicable."
Carried
Faculty of Agriculture. May 8th - "That this
Faculty recommend to Senate the early establishment of a Faculty of Forestry."
Carried unanimously
Faculty of Applied Science. May 8th - "That this
Faculty recommend to Senate that a Faculty of
Forestry be established as soon as possible."
Carried
Faculty of Arts and Science. May 8th - "Whereas
the present pattern of University organization
appears to involve the continuing creation of
new Faculties; and
"Whereas other Faculties have been created which
have no greater claim to this status than the
proposed Faculty of Forestry;
"Therefore be it resolved that this Faculty
approve the proposal that a Faculty of Forestry
be created; but that the administration be
requested to empower the Committee on University
Organization to make recommendations respecting
the whole question of Faculty and Departmental
organization, before any steps be taken leading
to creation of further Faculties."
Carried
Faculty of Law. May 8th - "That this Faculty
favours the immediate organization of a Faculty
of Forestry."
Carried unanimously
Dean Chant   )
Dean Finlayson)  That, in accordance with the
resolution passed by the Committee
on University Organization, and
the resolutions passed by the
various Faculties, that this Senate
advise and consent to the formation
of a Faculty of Forestry. Tuesday, May 9, 1950      1611
The Chair called for discussion, the vote was taken, and the
motion carried unanimously.
The Secretary read a further resolution passed by
the Committee appointed to Examine the Organization of the
University, at its meeting on April 18th, 1950 (minutes of
which meeting were circulated to Senate), as follows:
"That the Department of Architecture be considered
as a School of Architecture within the Faculty of
Applied Science."
Carried without dissent
The President reviewed the status of a School, as defined by
the Committee on the Organization of the University in
January, 1949, whereby the Head and members of a Schbol are
autonomous in respect of their own particular and peculiar
problems, but continue to be part of a Faculty in respect of
matters of interest to the Faculty as a whole, and the Dean
of the Faculty continues to be responsible for matters of
policy.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   )  That the recommendation that the
Department of Architecture be
considered as a School of Architecture within the Faculty of
Applied Science be approved and
forwarded to the Board of Governors.
Carried
Mr. Caple asked for information on what plans were underway
by the Committee on University Organization for the study
and analysis of faculties and departments on the campus.  In
reply the President pointed out that three or four groups on Tuesday, May 9, 1950      1612
the campus would likely seek special recognition in due
course, and discussed the nature of their claims.  Dean Chant
reviewed the consideration given by the Committee on
University Organization to the question of establishment of
schools and faculties and affirmed his intention to place
before the next meeting of that Committee the whole question
of Faculty and Departmental organization.  Mrs. Creighton
inquired as to representation on Senate of a School and was
informed that the creation of a School would not affect the
representation of Faculties on Senate.  A discussion followed
on a possible working agreement as to representation on
Senate of Faculties, in accordance with their size; and on
the balance of representation on Senate of Faculties as
compared to the number of members elected at large.
Committee on Urban and Regional
Planning Education
A report of the President's Committee on
Community and Regional Planning Education was circulated to
the members and received for information, pending further
recommendations from the Committee.
Request of Department of Social Work
for Courses in Religious Knowledge
A request was received from the Department of
Social Work for two half year courses, "Christian Ethics,"
and "Philosophy of Religion," to be offered primarily for
students looking toward careers in religious organizations,
such as the Y.M.C.A. and the Y.W.C.A. Tuesday, May 9, 1950       1613
Dr. Ewing   )
Mr. McDougall)  That this matter be tabled, for
further study and investigation.
Carried
Request for Additional Courses. Department of Philosophy
The request received by the University from a
Committee on Catholic Education, that additional courses be
provided in the Departments of History, Philosophy and
Economics, was referred by Senate on February 15th to the
Head of the Department of Philosophy, for further discussion
with particular reference to an additional course in that
Department.  In this connection the President reported that,
after discussion with those interested, he and Dean Chant
were prepared to recommend to the Board of Governors the
appointment of an additional member to the Department of
Philosophy and Psychology, in the field of Philosophy, and
that in making the appointment due consideration be given
to the desirability of appointing a member of the Roman
Catholic faith, either a priest or a member of a teaching
order, who might be competent and interested in giving a
course in scholastic philosophy, should Senate approve it.
Before forwarding such a recommendation to the Board, the
President asked Senate for an expression of opinion.  Dean
Chant stated that up to the present no Thomistic philosophy
as such had been taught in the Department of Philosophy, and
that an appointee who would teach such a course would also
be expected to teach other courses in the Department.  After
considerable discussion the following resolution was adopted: Tuesday, May 9, 1950      1614
"That the President be requested to advise the Board
of Governors that the Senate does not view with
favour the proposal to appoint a lecturer of a
particular faith for the express purpose of
teaching a course in scholastic philosophy."
Further in this connection, the following wire from Mr.
Fulton was read and ordered incorporated in the minutes:
"REGRET UNABLE ATTEND SENATE BUT DESIRE EXPRESS
WARM SUPPORT NEW APPOINTMENT TO DEPARTMENT OF
PHILOSOPHY ON PRINCIPLES INDICATED IN PREVIOUS
DISCUSSIONS STOP IF MATTER COMES BEFORE SENATE
WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR LAYING THIS TELEGRAM BEFORE
MY COLLEAGUES IF APPROPRIATE TO DISCUSSION STOP
REGARDS"
E. D. FULTON
Victoria College Council
Dr. Ewing reported briefly on events at Victoria
College Council.
Correspondence
Letters of appreciate for appointment to the rank
of Emeritus were received from Professors F. E. Buck, A. F.
B. Clark, M. Y. Williams and Dean F. M. Clement.
A letter of appreciate for accommodation provided
by the University was received from the Premier of the Older
Boys Parliament.
Report by the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science
It was agreed that, in view of the length of the
meeting, the report called for from the Dean of Applied
Science with regard to the work of that Faculty be circulated Tuesday, May 9, 1950      1615
in advance of the August meeting of Senate, and that, if
convenient, Dean Finlayson be asked to attend that meeting.
Other Business
Athletic Scholarships. Christian
Science Monitor (Circulated)"
An excerpt from the Christian Science Monitor,
which had been circulated to Senate, on the question of subsidized athletics at Universities was taken for information.
The President expressed his personal regret and
that of the members of Senate, in view of the impending
retirement of Dean Finlayson, and suggested that a suitable
statement of appreciation of Dr. Finlayson's long period of
happy relationships with the Administration and the Senate
be spread on the minutes.   The good wishes of the members
and a round of applause were extended to Dean Finlayson.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage   )     That the  meeting adjourn.
Carried
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Secretary.
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