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Wednesday, May 17, 1972.
The ninth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of
British Columbia for the session 1971-72 was held on Wednesday, May 17,
1972, at 8.00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:  President W. H. Gage (Chairman) , Dr. A. E. Aho, Mr. D. V.
Anderson, Dr. C S. Belshaw, Dr. C. A, Brockley, Mr, D. M. Brousson,
Dr. T. H. Brown, Mr. C. M. Campbell, Dr. S. D. Cavers, Dr. J. D. Chapman,
Dr. D. H. Chitty, Dr. R. M. Clark, Dr. M. F. Clarke, Dean I. McT. Cowan,
Dr. R. Daniells, Dean W. D. Finn, Mr. A. C L. Fox, Dr. S. M. Friedman,
Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Dr. R. F. Gray, Dr. N. A. Hall, Dr. D. F. Hardwick,
Mr. G. H. D, Hobbs, Mr. P. A. Insley, Dr. J. M. Kennedy, Dean D. T.
Kenny, Mrs. W. T. Lane, Dr. P. A. Larkin, Mrs. J. MacD, Lecky, Mr, G, A.
Letcher, Dean S. W. Leung, Dean Helen McCrae, Dr. C. A. McDowell,
Mr. J. A. McEwen, Dr. M. F. McGregor, Dr. J. M. Norris, Mr. R. F.
Osborne, Mrs. A. Brearley Piternick, Mr. A. R. Robbins, Mr. S. J.
Robinson, Dr. G. Rosenbluth, Dr. R. F. Scagel, Dean N. V. Scarfe,
Dean M. Shaw, Dr. J. H. G. Smith, Mr. D. A. Swain, Dr. W. A. Webber,
Dr. B. L. White, Dr. W. D. Young.
Observers: Mr. J. A. Banham, Mr. T. A. Myers, Mr. P. Thompson.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor A. M. McGavin, Deputy President W. M. Armstrong, Mr. R. M.
Bibbs, Mr. S. Black, Mr. P. T. Burns, The Hon. E. D. Fulton, Mr. W.
Gerson, Dr. W. C Gibson, Mr. I. F. Greenwood, Mr. D. S. M. Huberman,
Dr. S. Israels, Dr. W. D. Kitts, Mr. S. S. Lefeaux, Mr. A. J. Longmore,
Dean A. J. McClean, Mr. D. F. Miller, Dr. B. N. Moyls, Dr. P. H.
Pearse, Mr. P. Plant, Dean B. E. Riedel, Mr. J. V. Rogers, Dr. A. D.
Scott, Mr. G. R. Selman, Dr. R. F. Sharp, Dr. J. K. Stager, Mr. B.
Stuart-Stubbs, Mr. J. T. Sydor, Dean G. M. Volkoff, Dr. H. V. Warren,
°ean P. n. white, Mr. D. R. Williams.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Attention was drawn to the last sentence on page 5615 concerning a
Questionnaire on five year review procedures of Faculties and Departments
Which read ... "However, it was felt that the questionnaire in its 5625.
Wednesday, May 17,  1972.
Minutes  of the  Previous  Meeting     (continued)
present form was unacceptable".    Members agreed that this  should be
amended to read  ...  "However,   it was   felt by  some members   ..."
Dean Cowan       ) That thz Minutes oh the eighth rzgular
Dr. Hardwick    ) mzzting oh Sznatz hor thz session 1971-72
having bzzn circulatzd, bz takzn as rzad
and adoptzd, with thz abovz correction.
Business arising from the Minutes
Report of Committee on request of the Canadian Union of Public
Employees, Local No. 116, for representation on Senate
Consideration of the report circulated at the previous meeting
had been deferred in order to give members time to study it before
taking action.
Dr. Norris  )   That tiz Senate oh Thz Univzrsity oh
Dr. Chapman )   British Columbia net enlarge its membership
to include representatives oh the Canadian
Union oh Public Employzes,  Local No.   116,
on thz grounds  that:
(a) membzrship oh rzprzszntativzs oh thz
union on Sznatz has no hu-nctionai
(b) admission oh rzprzszntativzs would
opzn thz door to representation by
any group in thz community, whzthzr
or not it has any signihicant
functional relationship to the
academic ah hairs oh the Univzrsity.
The report stated that in April 1971, the Canadian Union of
Public Employees, Local No. 116, representing some of the non-academic
staff of the University, requested Senate to allow them to elect five
members to represent the non-academic staff on the Senate of The
University of British Columbia. *r-
Wednesday, May 17, 1972.
Business arising from the Minutes
Report of Committee on request of the Canadian Union of Public
Employees, Local No. 116, for representation on Senate  (continued)
Arguments put forward in support of the application were that
though Faculty and students were well represented through the Faculty
Association and the Alma Mater Society, the non-academic staff of
about 3,000 was "voiceless" before Senate, and that representation
should be from groups directly involved in the operation of the
University, including staff which had previously been ignored.
The committee did not regard the arguments put forward as
persuasive, and the following conclusions were outlined in the report:-
1. C.U.P.E. Local 116 represents its members (but not all
non-academic staff) in these matters which are of immediate
functional concern to its members, that is in respect to the
business, administrative and maintenance operations of the
2. The Senate is not concerned with business or administrative
operations of the University.  It is the academic legislature
of the University and only that.
3. Faculty, students, alumni and government appointees are members
of the Senate because each group has a particular function to
perform with respect to the academic affairs of the University.
No such functional relationship has been established on behalf
of C.U.P.E. Local No. 116.
4. The main argument on behalf of the representation of the union
is that its members will be enabled thereby to have an opportunity
to participate in the academic regulation of the University which
will give them a greater feeling of "being accepted" in the
University community than they now have.  Satisfying this latter
desire, however, is not a function of Senate membership.
5. The arguments that the union representatives can bring to Senate
a special expertise and a superior pragmatism not already present
in Senate, however compelling, are not arguments exclusively
applicable to the union, but might be applied to justify the
representation of any group on Senate.
Following a brief debate the motion was put and carried. 5627.
Wednesday, May 17, 1972.
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Scarfe  )     That tiz new award listzd in Appzndix  'A'
Dr. McGregor )    be acczptzd subject to thz approval oh thz
Board oh Govzrnors,  and that a Izttzr oh
thanlis bz sent to tiz donor.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Fourth Year Clinical Clerkship
A petition had been presented to Senate at the February 23,
1972 meeting requesting an enquiry into the Fourth Year Clinical
A committee had been established to examine the problems
outlined and to bring to Senate recommendations on the issues
involved in the operation of the Clerkship in consultation with
the Dean and Heads of the Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Hall presented the report of the committee.  Part I dealt
with specific issues raised by the Senate motion and elaborated
upon in a formal brief presented to the committee by the Medical
Undergraduate Society.  Part II dealt with general issues of an
academic and administrative nature.
The following recommendations for modification of the clinical
clerkship were outlined in Appendix 'b' of the report:-
*■•  A written statement of objectives and responsibilities should
be provided for each of the clerkship rotations. These should
he circulated to all members of the active and resident staff
and to the clerks at the beginning of each rotation. 5628.
Wednesday, May 17, 1972.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Fourth Year Clinical Clerkship  (continued)
2. A minimum of 4 hours a week should be set aside for formalized
teaching sessions - directed solely to the clerks.  These
sessions must take precedence over ward, O.R. and case room
duties except under extraordinary circumstances.  Sessions
such as ward rounds, grand rounds, seminars etc., directed
also to resident and active staff should not be included in
the 4 hour minimum.
3. Clerks should not be obligated to scrub on cases which they
have not worked up. Clerks should scrub on cases they have
worked up whenever possible.
4. Night duty and weekend duty should be no more frequent than
1 in 4.  This should be the average throughout the clerkship.
5. Clerks should not service wards at night with which they have
no daytime contact, except under extraordinary circumstances.
6. The clerk's progress should be reviewed with him by the staff
man responsible for that service, at the mid point as well as
at the end of each service.
7. A relevant reading list (texts and medical journals) should
be provided to the clerk at the beginning of each service.
The reading list should reflect the departmental objectives.
8. The clerkship should be shortened by 9 weeks and the Third
Year lengthened by 8 weeks.  The nev; timetable for the clerkship
should be as follows:
Department Present Proposed
(weeks) (weeks)
H.C.E.                 2 2
Medicine              12 10
Surgery               12 10
Ob. Gynecology          8 7
Paediatrics             8 7
Psychiatry              8 7
Elective               12 10
62 53
9.  The operation of the clerkship should be reviewed at Departmental
meetings at least six times each year. 5629.
Wednesday, May 17, 19 72.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee oh Fourth Year Clinical Clerkship  (continued)
10, In addition to continual review and modification of the clerkship
by clinical departments as necessary, the curriculum committee
should formally review the academic content of the clerkship
at yearly intervals. This review should commence at least four
months before each new clerkship programme begins to allow time
for introduction of possible modifications.
11. A recommendation regarding the inclusion of ambulatory medicine
in the clerkship programme should be made after consideration
of all the matters that bear on this subject.
Dr. Hall     )
Dr. Hardwick  )
That tie report bz rzczivzd.
Dr. Hall     )
Dr. Hardwick )
That Sznatz rzquzst thz Acting dzan
oh Medicine to report to thz nzxt
meeting oh Sznatz on progress towards
implementation oh tbiz rzconmzndations
contained in Appzndix 'b' oh thz rzport.
That thz Faculty oh Uzdicinz przsznt
its dztailzd proposals in support oh
a reduction in thz Clinical Clzriiship
to 53 wzzks and tiz zxtznsion oh thz
Tnird Yzar uy 8 wzzks not laXzr than
tiz November,   19 72 meeting oh Senate.
That Sznatz rzquzst thz dzan oh Medicine
to respond to thz suggestions and
rzcommzndations contained in this
rzport, not latzr than tiz December,
1971 meeting oh Sznatz,
Dr.  Hall stated that  the  substance  of part  1 and 2  of  the motion
was superseded by  recommendations   from  the Faculty  of Medicine which
were  already on  the agenda  for  this meeting.
Attention was   drawn  to  the  extent  to which the Faculty of Medicine
had advanced  its  programme without  Senate being  informed,  and it was 5630.
Wednesday, May 17, 1972.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Fourth Year Clinical Clerkship  (continued)
felt that Deans should be reminded to keep Senate fully informed of
developments in the Faculties.
The motion was put and carried.
New Programmes Committee
Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences
Dr. Belshaw presented the report.  The committee had
discussed a proposal of the Faculty of Medicine to establish
a Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences with members of
the Faculty. The proposed new department would be established
by the fusion of two existing divisions, the Division of
Neurology and the Division of Neurosurgery. This arrangement
would bring together Faculty members and research workers who
considered that they had common educational goals.
Dr. Belshaw )    That Sznatz approvz thz proposal oh
Mr. Letcher )   oh tie Faculty oh Mzdicinz to establish
a dzpartmznt oh Clinical Neurological
In answer to a query it was explained that the Division of
Neurological Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry would still
exist and was not related to the new Department of Clinical
Neurological Sciences.
The motion was put and carried. 5631.
Wednesday, May 17,   1972.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of  Graduate Studies
(i)       New  courses  and  course  changes     (See  Appendix   'B')
It was  agreed that  items  in category   (a) be referred  to  the
Senate Curriculum Committee.     A suggestion was made  that
approval of the  deletion of Oceanography  401 and Religious
Studies  500   in  category   (b)  be postponed until the new  courses
replacing  them had been approved.
Dean Cowan    ) That course, changes in category
Dr. Norris    ) (b)  /tecommended by the Faculty oh
GraducXe Studies bz approvzd, witi
thz excepti.on oh Oceanography 401
and Religious Studies 500.
(ii)     Proposal  to change  the name  of  the Master's  degree in Creative
Writing   from M.A.   to M.F.A.   (Master  of  Fine Arts)
Members  of  the Department  of Creative Writing  felt  that
the proposed  change  in  the name of the Master's  degree would
bring  it more  into  line with  degrees  given by  departments
concerned with  the  creative  and performing  arts both  in British
Columbia and elsewhere  in North America.
It was  explained  that  the  proposal had not yet been
approved by  the Faculty of Arts.
Dean Cowan    ) That tiz namz oh tliz Mastzr's dzgrzz
Dean Kenny    ) in Crzativz Writing bz changed fylom
Master oh Arts to Mastzr oh Finz Arts
as rzcommzndzd by tiz FaculXy oh
Graduatz Studies, subject to tie
approval oh the Faculty oh Arts.
(Hi)  Requirement  of essays   for M.Eng.  degree
It was  proposed that   the  requirement  of essays   for the 5632.
Wednesday, May 17,  1972.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Graduate Studies
(iii)  Requirement of  essays for M.Eng.   degree     (continued)
Master of Engineering degree be  left  to  the discretion of  the
individual department offering the degree.
Dean Cowan        )      That thz proposal oh thz FaculXy
Dean Gardner   )      oh Graduatz Studies concerning the
rzquirzmzYit oh essays h°i thz M.tng.
dzgrzz be rzhzrrzd to thz Senate
Curriculum Committzz.
(iv)    Proposal to offer a Ph.D.  programme in Human Nutrition
Dean Cowan        )      That thz proposal oh thz Faculty oh
Dr. Hardwick   )      Graduatz Studies to ohher a Ph.d,
programmz in Human Nutrition bz
rzfzrrzd to thz Sznatz New Programmes
Dr.  Belshaw stated that  the present  committee would be
unable  to report  on this  item at the June meeting  and that  it
would have  to be  considered by  the nev?  committee which would
be established in  the Fall.
The motion was put and carried.
(v)      Proposal to revise the regulations relating to the
Master's Programme
Dean Cowan explained that  the existing regulations  for
the Master's degree with thesis required at least 6 units of
graduate work.    This was  in the regular research programme
Master's degree usually supplemented by 6 to 9 units of
research which was conducted at the 500  level.
The proposed change  stipulated  that  at  least 12 units of
courses at the 500 level or above be required in the non-thesis 5633.
Wednesday,  May 17,   1972.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Graduate Studies
(v)       Proposal to revise the regulations  relating to the
Master's Programme    (continued)
degree programme in order to keep  the same graduate  input into
the changed degree pattern.
Dean Cowan    ) That hor thz Programmz with Comprehensive
Dr. Norris    ) Examination at least 11 units oh courses
numbzrzd 500 or abovz be rzquirzd, as
rzcommendzd by thz Faculty oh Graduatz
In reply  to a query  it was  explained  that within  the  15
unit minimum students would only be able  to  take  3 units  of
undergraduate  courses.
The motion was  put and  carried.
Faculty  of  Medicine
(i)      New course in Health Care  and  Epidemiology
Dr. Webber       )      That thz proposal oh thz Faculty oh
Dr. Hardwick    )      Medicine to ohher a new course,
HC/E 401  (IH)  Clinical Sessions,
bz rzhzrrzd to tie Senate Curriculum
(ii)    First Year Medicine - nev? course proposal
Dr. Webber       )     That the proposal oh the FaculXy oh
Dr. Hardwick    )      Medtctne to ohher a new course,
401   (Ih)  Introduction to Clinical
Practice, be reherred to thz Senate
Curriculum Committee.
'Hi) Clinical Clerkship - programme modifications
It was explained that  the Faculty of Medicine had
considered the  recommendations  of  the Faculty  Curriculum
Committee and these had been discussed with the  Senate  ad hoc 5634.
Wednesday, May 17, 1972.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Medicine
(iii) Clinical Clerkship - programme modifications  (continued)
Committee on the Fourth Year Clinical Clerkship. The Faculty
had approved a recommendation concerning an adjustment in the
timing of the Third Year and the Clinical Clerkship.
Dr. Webber    )
Dr.  Hall )
That the proposal oh the FaculXy oh
Medicine to shorten tiz Clinical
Clerksliip by 9 wzzks and to lengthzn
the T'nird Year by 8 wzzlis be rzhzrrzd
to tiz Sznatz Curriculum Committzz.
Faculty of Science
(i)       Change  in admission  requirements  for  applicants   from Grade 12
The  following proposal had been circulated  to Senate:-
"That  applicants   from Grade  12,  British  Columbia,   seeking
admission to the  First Year of  the Faculty of  Science in
September,   19 74 and thereafter be  required,   in addition
to meeting general University entrance requirements,  to
have  completed satisfactorily Chemistry  11,  Mathematics   11
and 12,  Physics   11  and at  least one other Science course
of Grade  11  or Grade  12."
It was explained that the purpose of the proposal was to
give guidance to students in the selection of their courses in
Grades  11 and  12.
Dr.   Scagel        )
Dr. McDowell    )
That thz proposal to change admission
rzquirzmznts h°i applicants hi°m Gradz
11, rzcommzndzd by the Faculty oh Science,
be reherred to tie Senate Adn\issions
Following  a brief discussion the motion was  put and  carried. 5635.
Wednesday, May 17, 1972.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Science (continued)
(ii) Proposal concerning description of standings on student's
transcript of record (See Senate resolution, April 19 70 - P.5254)
In April 1970 Senate approved a resolution of the Faculty of
Science that the designation "distinction" or "high distinction"
be introduced for both Majors and Honours programmes. The
Faculty now proposed to revert to the previous method of First
and Second Class standing based on 15 or 21 units depending on
whether it was a Majors or Honours programme in the area of
Dr.  Scagel        )      That tiie terms  "distinction" and
Mr.   Robinson    )       "high distinction"  be dzleted hiom
tiz graduation standing oh students
ahhectzd,  as rzcommzndzd by tiz Faculty
oh Scizncz.
(iii)  Change  of name of Department  of Geology
Dr. Scagel    ) That thz name oh thz dzpartmznt o{
Dr. Aho ) Gzology bz changed to dzpartmznt oh
Geological Sciences.
(iv)    Proposed course and curriculum changes     (See Appendix  'B')
Dr. Scagel       )     That the proposed course and curriculum
Dr. McDowell    )      change* in Botany, Mathematics and
Physics, rzcommzndzd by thz FaculXy oh
Science be approved.
Candidates for Degrees and Awards - Congregation 1972
Lists of candidates for degrees to be awarded at the Spring
Congregation 1972 were circulated at the meeting. 5636.
Wednesday,  May  17,  1972.
Candidates   for Degrees  and Awards  - Congregation 19 72     (continued)
The Chairman extended congratulations  to  student  senator
Mr.  Gary A. Letcher on attaining a First  Class  standing with a
major in Psychology.
Dean Cowan       )
Dean Scarfe     )
That t/te candtdotea  h°i dzgrzzs as
approved by the Faculties be grantzd
t/ie dzgrzz h°i which thzy wzrz
rzcommzndzd, and that thz Rzgistrar,
in consultation with the deans  and thz
Chaim\an oh Sznatz makz any nzczssary
The Chairman reported that Miss Norma J.  Broderick was  to  receive
the Governor-General's  Gold Medal.
Dr. Hardwick )
Mr. Letcher  )
That: the me.dals, prizes, scholarships
and hellowships  be awardzd as rzcommzndzd
in thz list of awards.
Comments by Dr. Belshaw relative to his membership on the Academic Board
A report by Dr. Belshaw was circulated to Senate for information.
Other Business
1.  Dr. Young referred to an announcement which had appeared in a
Vancouver newspaper to the effect that the Faculty of Education had
decided to add a fifth voluntary year to its Elementary Teaching Degree
Programme. It was explained that a voluntary Fifth Year for students
who wished to take it was already in existence.
^»  In answer to a query concerning the recent problems between the
Department of Mathematics and the Faculty of Applied Science the
Chairman stated that a report from Faculty Council would appear in 5637.
Wednesday, May 17, 1972.
Other Business  (continued)
U.B.C. Reports but at the moment the matter was still before the
Faculty of Applied Science.
The meeting adjourned at 8.55 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday,
June 7, 1972.
A^X    Secretary
Chairman 5638.
Wednesday, May 17,   1972.
New Award Recommended to Senate
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Scholarship - A scholarship of
$200, gift of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, will be awarded
to a woman student in the Faculty of Education. The award will
be made to a student who has a good academic record and whose
personal qualities indicate that she will be an outstanding
teacher. 5639.
Wednesday, May 17, 1972.
Course and Curriculum Proposals
(a) ■    new  courses or  substantial  changes
(b) B    minor changes
Commerce and Business Administration
New courses
541 (l^i)  Logistics Systems Analysis
57C (14)  International Financial Management
531 change in description
519, 575, 585,  change in unit value
Health Care and Epidemiology
New courses       501 (14)
New course
Problems in the organization
of Health Care
502 (14-3)  Health Care in Context of
Canadian Social Policies
503 (1*5-3)  The Study of Health Service
504 (14-3)  Research Methods in Health Care
505 (Ih) Hospital Administration
506 (1%)   The Delivery of Public Health
507 (Ih)   The Delivery of Primary Health
508 (1%) Seminar on Rehabilitation
509 (14) Socio-Economic Factors  and Health
510 (1^) Professionalization and  the
Health Professions
546   (14-3)     Directed Reading
Mechanical Engineering
New courses
572 change in unit value
401 (1)  Introduction to Dynamic Oceanography
401 (1)  Elements of Dynamic Oceanography
411 (2)  Introduction to Dynamic Oceanography APPENDIX   'B'
Course and Curriculum Proposals
Political Science
Wednesday, May 17,  1972.
New course
Poultry Science
Religious Studies
New courses
(b)       Change
(b)      Change
520 (3)  The Politics of Technology and
Advanced Industrial Societies
523 change in unit value
500   (3)     Topics  in Biblical Studies
503  (3)     Topics  in the Post-Biblical
510   (3)     Topics  in selected areas  of  the
religious   texts  and  traditions
of  South  and East Asia
426  and 427     change  in unit value
Eliminate  the language  requirement  for
One section of Physics 200  is to be used
primarily  for Chemistry  students with course
content chosen from electromagnetism and
optics.     Course content  for the physics
section to be chosen  from properties of
matter,  heat  and electricity.
Other changes  are contemplated in Second
Year courses.


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