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Array Wednesday, December 16th, 1953  2014
The second regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for the Session 1953-54 was
held on Wednesday, December 16th, 1953, at 8:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:  President N. A. M. MacKenzie (in the
Chair), Miss Marjorie Agnew, Dr. John Allardyce, Dean G. S.
Allen, Dean G. C. Andrew, Dean H. F. Angus, Mr. Jacob Biely,
Dr. V. C. Brink, Dean S. N. F. Chant, The Hon. Mr. Justice
J* V. Clyne, Miss Mollie Cottingham, Dr. Ian McTaggart Cowan,
Dean G. F. Curtis, Dean Blythe Eagles, Mr. H. 0. English,
Miss Mary Fallis, Dr. W. A. Ferguson, Dr. R. E. Foerster,
Dr. S. M. Friedman, Dean W. H. Gage, Dr. W. C. Gibson, Dean
H. C. Gunning, Dr. R. D. James, Dr. R. B. Kerr, Mr. F. M.
Knapp, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale, Mr. W. R. McDougall, Dr.
M. M. Maclntyre, Dean A. W. Matthews, Mr. J. Fred Muir, Mr.
W. 0. Richmond, Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. W. S. Taylor, Dr. G. M.
Volkoff, Dr. H. V. Warren, Dean M. M. Weaver, Dr. R. M.
V/ellwood and Dr. C. H. Wright.
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Chancellor Sherwood Lett, Mr.
K. P. Caple, Major H. C. Holmes, Mr. F. C. Boyes, Mrs.
F. Mackenzie Ross, Dr. Roy Daniells, Dr. Harry Hickman and
Dr. T. M. C. Taylor. Wednesday, December 16th, 1953     2015
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Sage  )
Dean Weaver)  That the minutes of the first regular
meeting of Senate for the Session 1953-54,
having been circulated, be taken as read
and adopted.
Notices of Appointment
Committee on School of
Notice was received of the appointment by the
President of the following Committee to study the best means
of establishing a School of Rehabilitation in the Faculty
of Medicine, the Department of Logopedics in the suggested
School to be established in September, 1954:
Dean W. H. Gage (Chairman)
Dean M. M. Weaver
Dr. a. B. Kerr
Dean S. W. F. Chant
Dr. S. M. Friedman
Dr. J. B. McCreary
Dean G. C. Andrew
Dr. Harold Copp
Professor E. D. MacPhee
Chancellor Sherwood Lett   )
President N. A. M. MacKenzie)  Ex-officio
Mr. C. B. Wood )
Dr. MacKenzie stated that the organization of work in these
fields would not necessarily be as a School; it might be a
Department or a Division.  The Committee appointed would be
expected to consider the work that might be done at this
University in physical therapy, occupational therapy and
logopedics. Wednesday, December 16th, 1953      2016
Representative on Board of Directors
of the Health Centre for Children
A letter dated December 16th from the President
was read by the Secretary reporting that Miss Mary Fallis
had agreed to serve as representative of Senate on the
reconstituted Board of Directors of the Health Centre for
Children, Vancouver General Hospital.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of Recommendations of
Senate Elections
A report was received that the Board of Governors
on October 26th had approved the proposal not to send copies
of the list of members of Convocation to all members of
that body, in connection with the Senate election, 1954, on
the understanding that a master list of members of
Convocation will be prepared by the Registrar and kept on
file in his office, to be available for inspection.
Extramural Credit Courses
and New Courses
A report was received that the Board of Governors
on October 26th had approved the new courses and extra-mural
credit courses as approved by Senate on October 21st, 1953,
on the understanding that the latter will be given only if
there is sufficient enrolment to meet the cost.
New Awards
The Board of Governors, on October 26th, approved Wednesday, December 16th, 1953  2017
the acceptance of the following new awards, as approved by
Senate on October 21st:
The Dr. Isabel Maclnnes Prize
The Finning Tractor and Equipment Co. Ltd. Scholarship
The M. H. Ruttledge Memorial Scholarships
New Awards, Accepted Subject to
Approval by Senate
A letter dated December 8th was received from the
President reporting that the Board of Governors, on
November 30th, had accepted the following new awards,
subject to approval by Senate:
The St. Paul's Hospital Medical Staff Bursary
The Vancouver and District New Jazz Society
Scholarship in Music
The~"Society of Automotive Engineers Scholarship
Dean of Law Students' Assistance Fund
Senate noted that details of these new awards would be
presented under the Report of the Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries.
From the Faculties
Course Changes: Faculty of
Arts and Science
Mimeographed descriptions of the following new
courses which were approved by the Faculty of Arts and
Science on December 9th were circulated to the members:
Geography 207 (3) Introduction to Human and Political
Geography 304 (3) The Geography of Settlement
Geography 310 (3) Commercial and Industrial Geography
Slavonic Studies 404 (3) Geography of the Soviet Union
History 201 (3) British History
Mathematics 308 (3) Topics in Algebra
Mathematics 404 (2) Functions of a Complex Variable
Psychology 302 (3) Applied Psychology Wednesday, December 16th, 1953     2018
Philosophy 310 (3) Early Modern Philosophy
School of" Physical Education (Summer Session Course)
P.E. 408 (1£) Workshop on Physical Education Activities
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That the new courses listed be approved.
Also circulated were copies of revised requirements for Option 10, Commerce and Teaching, in the School
of Commerce, as approved by the Council of the School of
Commerce, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the
Department of Education, Victoria. Professor E. D. MacPhee,
Director of the School, was invited to be present for this
discussion. Dean Chant explained that the essential change
was the elimination of a required major in a subject other
than Commerce.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That the changes as recommended be
Certain proposed minor calendar changes which
were approved by the Council of the School of Education on
November 30th, and a report on course revisions which were
approved by the Council of the School of Home Economics on
December 7th, were presented. Also recommended were the
following new courses in the latter School:
Home Economics 306 (1^) Experimental Design and
Home Economics 402 (1^) Textile Seminar
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That calendar revisions and new courses
as recommended be approved.
Copies of calendar changes recommended by the Wednesday, December 16th, 1953     2019
Faculty of Arts and Science with reference to the General
Course, Third and Fourth Years, and the Honours Curriculum
had been circulated. Dean Chant stated that these matters
had been discussed in the curriculum committee and passed
by the Faculty and pointed out the change provided for a
"Double Honours" course, as distinct from "Combined Honours."
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage ) That the Calendar changes as recommended
be approved, subject to editorial revision.
Courses for Summer Session, 1954
The following courses were recommended for the
Summer Session, 1954, by the Summer Session Committee and
the Faculty of Arts and Science:
Indians of British Columbia
Introductory Bacteriology
Introductory Biology
Basic Physiology
General Chemistry
Quantitative and Qualitative
Organic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Accounting
Business Finance
Principles of Economics
International Trade
Government Finance
Comparative Education
English Methods
Social Studies Methods
Science Methods
Administration of the Secondary
Philosophies of Education
Anthropology 401
Dlogy 100
Chemistry 100/1
"     200
Commerce 151
Economics 200
"     310
^n 523
di) di)
Education 522 (li)
" 560
" 531
"     532
English 100/1
"   200
"   421
"   430 or
432 ~~
French 110
Geography 404
" 101
"    307
German 90
History 203
"   311 or
313 or
415 or
"   404
Linguistics 319
Mathematics 101
"       201
Philosophy 100
"      304
Physics 100
Political Science 310
Psychology 100
"     403
Wednesday, December 16th, 1953     2020
The Secondary School
Educational Psychology
Psychology of Learning
Psychology of Adolescence
Mental Hygiene in the Classroom
Teaching in the Secondary School
Methods of Educational Research
Educational Statistics
Literature and Composition - 1st Year
Literature and Composition - 2nd Year
Theatre Practice
The Romantic Period
Victorian Prose
Early Modern Period
First Year University French
Geography of the Soviet Union
Elementary Physical Geography
Human and Political Geography
Beginners' German
Canada West of the Great Lakes
From Empire to Commonwealth
Britain Under the Tudors and
Stuarts, 1435-1688
Europe, 1815-19H
Great Britain Since 1638
The French in North America
General Introduction to Modern
Linguistic Science
Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry
The Mathematical Theory of
Topics in Algebra and Geometry
Introduction to Philosophy
Social Philosophy
Elementary Physics
Public Administration
Introductory Psychology
Mental Measurement and
Psychological Tests
Sociology 200
Introduction to Sociology Wednesday, December 16th, 1953     2021
Social Work 536       Social Research
Spanish 90 Beginners' Spanish
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That the courses listed be approved and
that the Summer Session Committee be
authorized to make such minor changes or
additions as may prove necessary.
Department of Soils
The report of the Committee on Proposed Establishment of a Department of Soil Science, which was tabled by
Senate on October 21st, 1953, was returned to the agenda for
discussion.  Considerable discussion took place and the
distinction was drawn between soil science and soil mechanics,
Dr. MacKenzie stated that in the final result the establishment of this Department might not mean an additional
department, but might mean rather a reorganization of
certain existing departments.
Dean Eagles)
Mr. English)  That Senate advise and consent to the
establishment by the Board of Governors
of a Department of Soils, as recommended
by the Committee on Proposed Establishment
of a Department of Soil Science.
Reports of Committees
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Gage, Chairman, presented a recommendation
that The Britannia Mining and Smelting Company Limited
Scholarship, $250.00, be presented to John Adrian Claude
Fortescue; that there be no award of The Cariboo Gold Quartz Wednesday, December 16th, 1953     2022
Mining Company Limited Scholarship; and that The R. J. Pop
Scholarship in Wildlife Biology, $150.00, be awarded to
Percy John Bandy.
A further recommendation was received that the
British Columbia Electric Railway Company Limited Proficiency
Scholarship, $200.00, which was awarded to Mr. Johann
Erickson, be cancelled since Mr. Erickson has withdrawn from
the course; and that the second instalment, $300.00, of the
British Columbia Telephone Company Scholarship in Engineering
and Physics, $600.00, be not paid to Mr. David Kendall Adams,
who now proposes to go into the field of patent law.
New Awards
Acceptance was recommended of new awards, described
as follows for purposes of the Calendar:
The International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers (Local 213) Bursary
This bursary of $100.00, the gift of the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 213, has been
donated to assist a deserving student who, without
financial help, would be unable to begin or continue
his University studies. It will be awarded to a
student planning, after graduation, to work in the
field of industrial relations.  In making the award,
preference will be given to members of the Union or
their dependents.
The Sandoz Prizes in Clinical Microscopy
A copy of the "Sandoz Atlas of Haematology", the
gift of Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Montreal, will be
awarded to each of the ten leading students in the
subject of Clinical Microscopy.
The Hamber Gold Medal
A gold medal, presented by the Honourable Eric W.
Hamber, C.M.G., B.A., LL.D., Chancellor of this Wednesday, December 16th, 1953      2023
University from 1944 to 1951 and Chancellor Emeritus
since 1951, will be awarded annually to the student
graduating in the Faculty of Medicine with the most
outstanding record throughout the medical course.
The Dr. Walter Stewart Baird Memorial
This prize of $50.00, the gift of Mrs. W. S. Baird and
Mrs. W. C. Gibson, will be awarded annually in the
Faculty of Medicine to the student presenting the best
graduation dissertation.
The St. Paul's Hospital Medical Staff
An annual bursary in the sum of $300.00 will be
granted by St. Paul's Hospital Medical Staff for a
student in the Faculty of Medicine, University of
British Columbia, who has shown satisfactory
scholastic attainments and is deserving.
The Vancouver and District New Jazz
Society Scholarship in Music
A scholarship of $100.00, the gift of the Vancouver
and District New Jazz Society, is available annually
for a student completing the Third Year in Arts and
Science with high over-all standing and proceeding
to the final year for the B.A. degree. The award
will be made to the student taking a major in Music
who is considered by the Department to be the most
outstanding in the field.  If in any year no student
is sufficiently well qualified, the award may be
The Society of Automotive Engineers
A scholarship of $100.00, the gift of the British
Columbia Section of the Society of Automotive
Engineers, is available annually for a student
completing the Second or Third Year in a field of
study allied with automotive engineering and
proceeding to the next year of his course.  The
award will be made by the Scholarship Committee
of the University in consultation with the adviser
of the Society on the campus to a student showing
outstanding promise and ability in automotive
engineering or allied fields of study.  In making
the award, consideration will also be given to
the student's over-all academic record. Wednesday, December 16th, 1953     2024
Dean Gage reported for information that a fund,
to be known as The Dean of Law Students' Assistance Fund
had been established by two donations of $250.00 each from
General J. A. Clark and Mr. R. H. Tupper, the fund to be
disbursed by the Dean of the Faculty of Law and the Chairman
of the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries,
subject to the usual approval by the Board, to students in
Law who require assistance.  It was noted that assistance
would be given from this fund in the form of bursaries or
loans in the following order of priority:
(a) to the sons of the widows of veterans;
(b) to the sons of veterans;
(c) to the sons of widows;
(d) to the sons of clergymen.
It was further reported for information that Mr.
Walter D. Frith had made a donation of $500.00 to The
Walter D. Frith Student Aid Fund for the third successive
He also reported that two lectureships, as follows,
had been established:
The CIBA Lectureship
Through the generosity of CIBA Company Limited, a
lectureship has been established on an annual basis
to provide a distinguished speaker on some topic
connected with medical education or research.
The Simmons Lectureship
Through the generosity of Mr. Edward Simmons, a
lectureship has been established on an annual basis
which will bring to the University a distinguished
lecturer in some field of medical research. Wednesday, December 16th, 1953      2025
A report was received that the name of the entrance
scholarship provided by the University Women's Club of New
Westminster had been changed from "The New Westminster
University Women's Club Scholarship" to "The University
Women's Club of New Westminster Scholarship", and the terms
of award revised to make students from Burnaby and Coquitlam,
as well as those from New Westminster, eligible for the
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That the scholarship awards and the
cancellation of awards be approved as
recommended; that the new awards offered
be accepted and that letters of thanks
be sent to the donors.
Student Exchange Programme,
University of Washington
and British Columbia
Dean Gage presented a proposal that a student
exchange programme be set up between the University of
Washington and the University of British Columbia.  After
some discussion,
Dean Gage)
Dr. Cowan)  That an exchange programme be considered
on the assumption that it might include
both undergraduate and graduate students,
that it be carried out for one year with
the University of 'Washington on a trial
basis, and on the basis of that experience
that further consideration be given to
the matter.
Honorary Degrees
Dean Angus, Chairman of the Committee, reported
that while the Committee had not met recently it had a Wednesday, December 16th, 1953      2026
number of names before it which had been recommended for
honorary degrees, and he stated that at the next meeting of
Senate a more formal report with definite recommendations
for the conferring of honorary degrees at the Spring
Congregation would be presented.
Admission of Korean Veterans
The Secretary read the following recommendations
of the Committee on Admission of Korean Veterans:
1. That students approved for benefits by D.V.A. be
admitted on the same basis as Veterans of World War II;
i.e. a minimum of English 40, and three other courses
numbered 90 or above, or the equivalent.
2. That students not approved by D.V.A. be dealt with on
an individual basis.
Dean Gage )
Dean Chant)  That this report be approved.
Report of Librarian
The Report of the University Librarian to the
Senate, for the year September, 1952 to August, 1953, was
received and copies circulated.
Dr. Sage   )
Dean Gunning)  That congratulations be extended to
the Librarian and the Library Committee
on the excellence of this report.
It was agreed that the Report should be returned to the
agenda of the next meeting of Senate, and the President
suggested that he would invite Mr. Harlow, the Librarian,
to be present for any discussion that might arise. Wednesday, December 16th, 1953     2027
Report of Director of Student and
Personnel Services
Mr. J. F. McLean, Director of Student and
Personnel Services, was present for a discussion of results
of the counselling services, as requested by Senate on
October 21st, 1953.  Copies of a report from Mr. McLean,
headed "Summary of Programme and Results of Student Failures
1950-53," dated November 10th, 1953, had been circulated
for the information of the members. A lengthy discussion
took place and particular note was taken of the opinion
expressed in the report that only yj0  of student failures
are due to lack of scholastic ability.  The various
counselling services, both formal and informal, on the
campus were outlined by Dean Gage, and Dean Chant summarized
the work done by Miss Margaret Sage in remedial reading and
in aiding foreign students with language problems.
Cooperation with high school counselling services was cited
and it was reported that many schools now send the University
the results of their counselling services direct, before the
student enters University.
Finally, it was agreed that a Committee be appointed
to continue a study of this whole question, and to report
back to Senate in due course.  The President thereupon named
the following to serve on this Committee:
Dean W. H. Gage, Chairman
Dean Blythe Eagles
Dean S. N. F. Chant
Miss Mary Fallis
Dr. G. M. Volkoff
Dr. Ian Cowan Wednesday, December 16th, 1953     2028
Professor W. J. Anderson
Mr. John Parnall
Mr. John McLean
Chancellor Lett   )
President MacKenzie)  Ex-officio
Mr. 0. B, Wood    )
Memorandum on Correspondence Courses
for Credit
As requested by Senate on October 21st, 1953,
copies of the Report on Correspondence Courses for Academic
Credit, submitted by the Committee on University Extension,
had been circulated to the members, and the item was
returned to the agenda for discussion.
Mr. McDougall asked how many of those taking
correspondence courses were teachers and Dean Gage offered
to get this information from the Department of University
Extension. Mr. McDougall also expressed the hope that these
courses could be broadened so that people other than teachers
would be interested in taking them, and suggested that more
publicity should be given to these offerings outside academic
circles; e.g., in weekly publications throughout the
Province.  It was agreed that these suggestions be referred
to the Director of the Department of University Extension to
take up with the Committee on Correspondence Courses.
Dean Gage       )
Mr. MacCorkindale)  That this Report be accepted.
Report on Enrolment in Correspondence
Copies of a report dated December 9th, 1953, on Wednesday, December 16th, 1953     2029
enrolment in Correspondence Courses, giving total enrolment
to November 17th, 1953, had been circulated for information.
Mr. Wood commented on the problem of expiration of time in
the case of many students who undertake these courses and
reported that to offset the high percentage of incompletions
in the courses a system of writing to each student individually
was adopted during the past year and that this had proved
effective in re-activating many students and permitted the
administration to ascertain from others their intentions as
to whether or not they would continue.
Victoria College Council
In the absence of Dr. Hickman, no report was
received on activities at Victoria College.
Dr. C. B. Conway
In connection with the enquiry of Dr. Daniells
at the October 21st meeting of Senate concerning the
probable enrolment in the next ten year period, a letter
dated November 17th, 1953, was read from Dr. Conway, Director,
Division of Tests, Standards and Research, Department of
Education, Victoria, giving an estimate of Grade XII enrolment
up to the school year ending 1969.  In addition Mr. Wood
referred to a recent bulletin of the American Associate of
Collegiate Registrars, giving figures for the United States,
and noted that in 1970 the number of people of college age
in the State of Washington would be 269/& of the present total. Wednesday, December 16th, 1953      2030
In the light of the above information, it was estimated
that in 1969 the registration at this University would be
approximately double the current registration.
Dr. Gibson  )
Mr. McDougall)  That a committee be constituted to
consider the problems presented by the
expected influx of students at the
University over the next ten year
Letters of Acknowledgement
Letters of acknowledgement were received from Mrs.
Norma McGregor on behalf of the family of the late Dr. Chris
Spencer, in connection with a letter of sympathy sent from
Senate at Dr. Spencer's death; from Mr. Colin Mackay, in
connection with congratulations sent on his appointment as
President of The University of New Brunswick; from Dr. A. F.
Barss in connection with his appointment as Professor Emeritus
of Horticulture; and from Professor G. J. Spencer in
connection with his appointment as Professor Emeritus of
Other Business
Dr. MacKenzie referred to the receipt of a letter
dated December 9th from Mr. J. A. Whitmore, Managing Director,
Allied Florists and Growers of Canada, Inc., expressing
appreciation for the Growers' Short Course held at the
University in October, 1953.
The President also referred to the illness of Dr.
T. M. C. Taylor and expressed the hope that he would make a Wednesday, December 16th, 1953     2031
complete and quick recovery.  The members of Senate expressed
their regret and sympathy.
Dr. Wright asked if any consideration was being
given at present to the possibility of offering a B.Sc.
degree to students completing a course in pure science.
Dr. Wright )
Dr. Volkoff)  That this matter be referred to the
Faculties of Applied Science and Arts
and Science for consideration.
There being no further business, the meeting


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