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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1931-03-18

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Wednesday, March 18th, 1931
An adjourned special meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia was held on Wednesday,
March 18th, 1931, at 8:00 p.m., in the Board Room.
Present: President Klinck (in the Chair), Dean F. M.
Clement, Dean R. W. Brock, Dean D. Buchanan, Mr. E. A*
Lloyd, Dr. G. G. Moe, Mr. J. M. Turnbull, Dr. H. Viekers,
Mr. H. F. Angu.8, Dr. A. H. Hutchinson, Mr. E. C. Hayward,
Mr. J. N. Harvey, Dr. F. P. Patterson, Mr. G. W. Clark,
Mr. P. H. Elliott, Rev. Dr. J. G. Brown, Rev. Dr. Y. H.
Vance, Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, Mr. Sherwood Lett, Mr. H. T.
Logan, Mr. A. E. Lord, Rev. Canon A. H. Sovereign, Dr.
Evlyn F. Farris, Mrs. Beatrice Wood, Dr. C. Killam,
Miss A. B. Jamieson, Mr. Sydney Anderson and Mr. Lyle
A. Atkinson.
The Secretary read the call of the meeting:
1.  Matters presented to the Senate by the
Honourable the Minister of Education.
2*  Report of the Committee on Calendar.
A letter was received from Judge Howay, who has
been granted twelve months leave of absence from his
official duties, in which he asked Senate to excuse him
from attendance at its meetings for the remainder of the
Dean Clement)
Mrs. Wood   ) That Judge Howay's letter be
suitably acknowledged by the
The President stated that since the last meeting of
the Senate certain developments had taken place in
reference to the matters included in the first item on
the agenda, and that in this connection a letter had 128.
Wednesday, March 18th, 1931
been received from the Honorary Secretary of the Board of
Governors and two letters from himself, and he wished to
know if Senate desired this information before proceeding
with the business.
Dr. Vanoe     )
Miss Jamieson ) That the communications be read.
A letter from the Honorary Secretary of the Board of
Governors was read in which it was stated that the Board
appreciated the desire of Senate to cooperate with it
under the present situation but felt that, until the
Government had definitely announced its budget, consideration of all matters referred to in the resolution should
be deferred.
For the information of Senate, a letter from the
President was read stating that a committee had been
appointed by the Board of Governors to survey the present
buildings and to report as to the number of students who
can with safety attend classes therein, with a view to
limiting attendance to such number.
For the information of Senate, the President submitted
a statement presented by him to the Board of Governors on
March 16th showing the reductions from the 1930-31 budget
and commitments for 1931-32, together with a copy of his
explanatory notes thereon. FT
Wednesday, March 18th, 1931
1.  Matters presented to the Senate by the
Honourable the Minister of Education
A resolution was presented by Dr. Killam:
THAT the Senate cannot see its way clear to accept the
method of limitation of attendance of students at
the Univeraity on the basis suggested by the
Honourable the Minister of Education, namely, that
a limited number of students be admitted in order
of merit as their names appear on the Matriculation
list, and,
THAT the attention of the Honourable the Minister of
Education be called to the following facts:
1. When the University was established by a
special act of the Legislature, it was
given exclusive rights of degree-conferring
powers within the Province, except in Theology.  As long as the University retains the
exclusive right to grant degrees it would
appear to be bound to admit all matriculants.
2. That the Senate has taken the following
definite steps along the line of raising
the standard of admission and therefore
". limiting the attendance:
ft \
(a) Full Matriculation has been made the
_t standard of entrance upon the
University course.
^ (b) The minimum required for each subject
of Matriculation has been raised to
^ 50% except in the case of students
obtaining an average of 60$.
(c) The Senate has exercised the right of
«,. asking unsatisfactory students to re
tire from the University even after a
period of three months' attendance.
t Br. Killam)
Dr. Vanee ) That this resolution be adopted.
t Carried
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Wednesday, March 18th, 1931
Dean Buchanan presented a statement showing the
effect that the new Matriculation standard would have had
upon the June, 1930, Junior Matriculation pass lists.
Mr. Lett    )
Mr. Anderson) That Senate recommends to the Board
of Governors that in view of the
decreased appropriation the moneys
available be devoted to the cost of
teaching and such research work as
may be necessary thereto.
Mr. Lett    )
Mr. Anderson) That Senate recommends (to the
Board of Governors) that the cost of
the research work hitherto carried
on by the Faculty of Agriculture,
other than such work as may be
necessary to teaching, be assumed
by the Provincial Government and coordinated with the work of the
Department of Agrioulture of the
Province and that such cost be provided in addition to the University
Mr. Atkinson)
Mr. Lord    ) That the Dean of the Faculty of
Agriculture be asked to submit to
Senate a report of courses which
may be offered in the Faculty of
Agriculture at a cost not to exceed
In the discussion it was agreed that a statement
should be prepared by the Dean showing the cost of teaching and the research that is fundamental to teaching aa
separate from the research which is done for the benefit
of the Province as a whole.  Mr. Atkinson was agreeable
to his motion being tabled if the information with regard
to cost of teaching as compared to cost of research and 131.
Wednesday, March 18th, 1931
maintenance of the farm would be made available to
Dr. Vance)
Dr. Brown) That the motion be laid on the table
until we are in receipt of the information.
2.  Report of the Committee on Calendar
Mr. Sovereign )
Dr. Hutchinson) That we consider the section in
regard to Matriculation Requirements .
Mr. Turnbull )
Dr. Sedgewick) That the same safeguard as given
in the Requirements for Matriculation for 1931 in regard to the
possibility of the University
having to limit attendance be included in the Matriculation
Requirements for the forthcoming
Mr. Turnbull, chairman of the Committee on Calendar,
presented the "material" for the Matriculation Requirements for 1932.  The various changes had been approved
by Senate previously except the following regulation in
reference to Agriculture as a Senior Matriculation option
which was presented and included in the report,-
Agriculture III may be taken as one option by
candidates entering the Faculty of Agriculture;
such candidates are recommended to take the
required courses for First Year Agriculture vis.
English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture.  No credit will be allowed for Agriculture in the case of candidates entering the
other faculties by Senior Matriculation. J
Wednesday, March 18th, 1931
Mr.   Turnbull   )
Dr.   Sedgewick)   That   the  Matrioulation  Requirements   for  1932 be   approved  as
presented,   subject   to   correction
of   clerical  errors   and  to   co-ordination   of   details   in  cooperation
with  the   Faculties  and   the
Department   of   Education.
Br.   Vance)
Mr.   Lord   )   That   consideration  of  the   calendar
be  deferred  and  that a  special  meeting be   assembled  at   the   call   of  the
Dr.  Vance )
Dr.   Patterson   )   That we   adjourn.
i i Secretary
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