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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1940-12-18

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Wednesday, December 18th, 1940.
The second regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia for the session 1940-41 was
held on Wednesday, December 18th, 1940, at 8:00 p.m., in
the Board and Senate Room.
Present:  President L. S. Klinck (in the Chair),
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. L. F. Robertson, Dr. Evlyn F. Farris, Mr. A. R. Lord, Mr. William Morgan, Rev. Dr. J. G.
Brown, Rev. Dr. H. R. Trumpour, Miss M. L. Bollert,
Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. H. V. Warren, Mr. A. E. Lord, Miss
A. B. Jamieson and Dr. C. A. H. Wright.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from Dr. J. F. Walker, Mr. J. N.
Harvey and Dean F. M. Clement.
Mr. A. E. Lord)
Dr. W. N. Sage) That the minutes of the first
regular meeting of October 16th,
1940, be taken as read, and
Speaker for the Spring Congregation
Dr. Farris    )
Dean Finlayson) That the matter of the selection
of a speaker for the Spring
Congregation be left to the
Notice of appointment of Committee on Time of Meeting of
Senate Preceding the Spring Congregation
Mr. A. E. Lord (Chairman)
Mr. L. F. Robertson
Dr. M. Y. Williams
From the Board of Governors
Extra-Sessional Class for 1940-41 (History 12)
- Approved 806
Wednesday, December 18th, 1940.
From the Board of Governors (continued)
Change in the name of the "Department of Botany" to
the "Department of Biology and Botany"
- Approved
Calendar Change in Courses - Zoology 2 and 5
- Approved
Change in number of hours given to German 1
- Approved
Change in course in Fourth Year Mechanical
- Approved
Renewal of the Cariboo Gold Q,uartz Mining Company
Limited Scholarship
- Approved
Alumni Association Bursary - Approved
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
in regard to the recommendation of Senate relative to the
proposed re-establishment of the Course in Home Economics
and the establishment of a Faculty of Law.- The Board had
postponed action on this matter pending the preparation
of the estimates for 1941-42.  Later, when the estimates
were drawn up, it was decided that items for these proposed courses should not be included.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
Dean Buchanan presented a recommendation of the
Faculty of Arts and Science that the following courses be
Latin 24 - Virgil
(For Graduate 'Students)
English 27 - Modern English Speech
(To be given in the Summer Session)
* 807
Wednesday, December 18th, 1940.
9 Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Robertson) That the proposed new courses,
Latin 24 and English 27, be
A list of the courses to be given in the Summer
Session of 1941 was presented by Dean Buchanan.
Dean Buchanan)
, Mr. Robertson) That the proposed courses be
It approved.
Reports of Committees
On Time of Meeting of Senate Preceding the Spring
* Congregation
On behalf of the Committee, Mr. A. E. Lord presented
jl a report containing the following recommendation:
r' f
^k That, commencing in the year 1942, the Senate
meeting preceding Spring Congregation be held
ia, on the Tuesday evening preceding Congregation
Mr. A. E. Lord)
p Dr. Williams  ) That the report be adopted.
* On Military Education
A communication was received from Lieut.-Col G. M.
V Shrum, under date of December 17th, giving a statement of
; the work of the Committee on Military Education in refer-
ence to the organization of compulsory Military Training
» and reporting on the action of a Sub-Committee of the
Committee on Military Education which had been appointed
to consider applications for exemption.  The report con-
^ ^P tained, also, a statistical summary of enlistments. 808
Wednesday, December 18th, 1940
Mr. Soward)
Dr. Warren) That the report be received for
information, and that Senate,
through the Secretary, express to
the Officer Commanding, C.O.T.C.,
the thanks and appreciation of
Senate for the work that has been
done so efficiently in the organization of Military Training.
A report was received from the Committee appointed to
take charge of the acknowledgement of decorations and distinctions and the sending out of notes of congratulation
to University students and graduates receiving decorations
during the War.
Dr. Sage      )
Mr. A. E. Lord) That the report be received as
a progress report.
A letter from the President, under date of December
16th was read, in reference to a proposed course in Air
Raid Precautions and Allied Work, to be offered at the
University, for members of the Fire and Police Departments
of Vancouver and vicinity.  A report on the plan of the
proposed course, it was stated, would be submitted to
Senate at a later meeting.
The letter was received for information.
A request was received from The Anglican Theological
College and Union College that the statute concerning Religious Knowledge Options (Note 1, Page 78, Calendar 1940-
41) be amended to the effect that the privilege of taking 809
Wednesday, December 18th, 1940.
Religious Knowledge Options for credit, which is now
limited to students who have expressed their intention of
graduating in Theology, be opened to any student in the
Arts course.
Dr. Brown   )
Dr. Trumpour) That the petition be referred to
the Faculties for consideration
and report.
The Chairman expressed his appreciation of the
spirit of co-operation and good will which had characterized the work of the Senate during the year, and extended
to the members of Senate best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Dr. Trumpour and Mr. A. E. Lord voiced the kind
wishes of the members of the Senate to the President for
the Christmas season.
The meeting adjourned.


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