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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] Oct 18, 1939

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 735.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939
The first regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the Session 1939-40
was held on Wednesday, October 18th, 1939, at 8:00 p.m.,
in the Board and Senate Room.
Present:  President L. S. Klinck (in the Chair),
Dean F. M. Clement, Dean J. N. Finlayson, Dean D.
Buchanan, Dr. Blythe Eagles, Dr. D. G. Laird, Dr. M.. Y.
Williams, Mr. A. K. Finlay, Mr. F. H. Soward, Mr. L. F.
Robertson, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale, Mr. J. N. Harvey,
Dr. Evlyn F. Farris, Mr. A. R. Lord, Dr. V. L. Denton,
Rev. Dr. J. G. Brown, Miss M. L. Bollert, Dr. G. G.
Sedgewick, Mr. Sherwood Lett, Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. H. V.
Warren, Miss A. B. Jamieson, Dr. J. F. Walker, The Most
Rev. A. U. de Pencier and Dr. C. A. H. Wright.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from Mr. P. A. Boving and Mr.
H. T. Logan.
Mr. Harvey       )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That the minutbS of the
fifth regular meeting of
August 25th, 1939, and of
the special meeting of
October 5th, 1939, be taken
as read, and adopted.
Carried
For the information of Senate, a statement of
registration for the Session 1939-40 was presented.
The total number of students enrolled as at October
18th, 1939, was 2573, as compared with a total of 2328
on October 12th, 1938.
A letter from the President was read announcing ->
t 736.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939.
* that The Honourable Eric Werge Hamber, B.A., Lieutenant-
Governor of British Columbia, would be the Speaker for
the Autumn Congregation.
Notices of Appointment of Committees
Appointment by President Klinck of Standing
Committees:
Committee on Calendar
Mr. F. H. Soward (Chairman)
Mr. A. H. Finlay
Dr. D. G. Laird
Mr. A. R. Lord
Mr. William Morgan
Press Committee
Dr. W. N. Sage (Chairman)
Dr. J. F. Walker
Dr. C. A. H. Wright
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Judge F. W. Howay (Chairman)
Dr. Evlyn F. Farris
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick
Dean D. Buchanan
Mr. P. A. Boving
Committee on Recognition by Institutions
in the British Empire
President L. S. Klinck
Dean D. Buchanan
Dean F. M. Clement
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Committee on Military Education
The Chancellor
The Dean of Arts and Science
The Dean of Applied Science
The President of the Alma Mater Society
The President     )
Officer Commanding) "-officio.
Appointments by President Klinck of Representatives on University Committees: 737.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939
On University Council on Athletics
and Physical Education
Dr. H. V. Warren
On Public Relations
Mr. A. E. Lord
Library Committee - Nominations by the Faculties
Faculty of Arts and Science
Mr. T. Larsen
Dr. M. Y. Williams
Dr. Isabel Maclnnes
Faculty of Applied Science
Mr. A. H. Finlay
Faculty of Agriculture
Dr. Blythe Eagles
Dean Buchanan )
Dean Finlayson) That the representatives as
nominated by the Faculties
be appointed.
Carried
From the Board of Governors
Directed Reading Courses for 1939-40 - Approved.
The Standard Oil Company of British Columbia,
Limited, Scholarship for Research in Petroleum
Engineering - Approved.
The Britannia Mining and Smelting Company,
Limited, Scholarship for Research In
Mineralography - Approved.
Recommendations re question of Establishment
of a Department of Physical Education - Approved
For the information of Senate a letter from the
President was read in reference to the request for a
Teacher Librarian Course during the Winter Session which 738.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939,
had been referred to the Chair with power to act.
The President reported that Dean Buchanan, who had
stated that he thought arrangements might be made to
offer the course, had, at the request of the Acting-
President, written to those who had made application,
asking for additional information.  As Dean Buchanan
had not received any reply to his letter, no action had
been taken with respect to the request.
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Autumn Awards of Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Mr. Soward presented a report of the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes and Scholarships on the Autumn
Awards made by the Chairman of Senate on the recommendation of the Joint Faculty Committee in conformity with
the resolution of Senate of December 18th, 1929.  Copies
of the report were distributed to the members of Senate.
Attention was called particularly to the action of
Wm. H. Mathews in relinquishing the monetary value of
the G. M. Dawson  Scholarship.
Mr. Soward   )
Dean Buchanan) That the report be adopted.
Carried
Report on Youth Training Bursaries
Mr. Soward presented a report of the Committee on
Bursaries awarded under the Youth Training Project.  The
Committee reported that 35 students had been given 739.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939
grants ranging from $40.00 to $185.00, and that the
Committee was impressed by the high calibre of the students applying and by the proof of genuine need.  It was
a source of gratification that an amount similar to that
provided this year, or larger, would be available under
the Youth Training Project for the next two years.
Mr.   Soward )
Mr.  MacCorkindale)   That   the   report   be  adopted.
Carried
Report on Special Bursary Funds
A report of the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes
and Scholarships in reference to the award of Special
Bursaries was presented by Mr. Soward.  The Committee
reported that 82 students had been given grants.  Of the
$10,000.00 at the disposal of the Committee $2,900.00
was required for extra scholarships and for an increase,
to the level of the fees, of the Royal Institution and
University Scholarships.  The remaining amount,
$7,100.00, was allocated as Special Bursaries.
Mr. Soward)
Dr. Warren) That the report be adopted.
Carried
The Chairman expressed the appreciation of Senate
to the Committee on Prizes and Scholarships for the careful and painstaking work that the members had done, and
for the clear and concise reports presented. 740.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939
From the Faculties
For the information of Senate, a report was
received in regard to Supplemental Examinations, Special
Examinations and Re-readings.
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
Dean Buchanan presented the list of candidates in
the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Sage     ) That the degrees of M.A., B.A.
and B.Com., as recommended by
the Faculty of Arts and Science,
be conferred upon those whose
names appear in the report.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Sage     ) That the Social Service Diploma
be granted to the candidates
listed in the report.
Carried
Dean Finlayson presented the report of the Faculty
of Applied Science.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Warren    ) That the degree of B.A.Sc. be
conferred upon the candidates
whose standing is complete;
and also upon the three candidates listed, subject to
their passing in their special
examinat ions.
Carried
Dean Clement presented the report of the Faculty
of Agriculture. 741.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939
Dean Clement)
Dr. Eagles  ) That the degree of M.S.A. be
conferred upon the candidate
recommended; and that the degree
of B.S.A. be conferred upon
James B. Saunders, who completed
his work for the degree after
the report of the Faculties had
been compiled.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Williams ) That the Chair be authorized
to make the necessary additions,
changes or corrections in the
reports on examination results.
Carried
It was agreed that the report on Degrees and
Diplomas be released to the press .
A communication was received from the Faculties,
under date of October 16th, in reference to the proposed
changes in the terms of award of the National Research
Council scholarships and bursaries, which had been referred to a Joint Faculty Committee for consideration.
As the Board of Governors also had the matter under
consideration, particularly in respect to the general
principle of the waiving of fees for bursary winners,
and had asked Dr. R. H. Clark to take up the matter with
the National Research Council, it had been deemed
inadvisable by the Faculties to take any further action
at the present time. 742.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939
The letter was received for information, pending a
report from Dr. Clark.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
A communication was received stating that provision
for the following Extra-Sessional Classes for the Session
1939-40 had been made:
English 19 - Contemporary Literature.
Psychology 7 - Applied Psychology.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Robertson) That these courses be approved.
Carried
A recommendation was received from the Faculty of
Arts and Science recommending the following changes in
regulations and courses:
1. That "Geography" be added to the list of
subjects for majors in Section A (2) and
in Section B, Page 77, Calendar 193.9-40,
and that this change be operative in the
Session 1939-40.
2. That "Psychology" be added to the list of
subjects for majors in Section A (1), Page
77, Calendar 1939-40, and that this change
be operative in the Session 1939-40.
3. That the courses in Economics 3 and
Commerce 5 be dropped, that Commerce 6
be added to the list of courses to be
given this year, and that the B.Com. degree
be granted with a substitute for Commerce 5.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Soward   ) That these changes be approved.
Carried A
743.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939.
A communication was received from the Faculty of Arts
and Science recommending that the following special courses, designed to meet present conditions, be approved:
Chemistry 25   - Chemistry of Munitions.
For Graduates. 1 unit.
Physics 17 (a) - Elementary Principles of
Electricity and Accoustics.
Pre-requisites: Physics 4 and 5, and
Mathematics 2, if course is taken for
credit. 1 unit.
Physics 17 (b) - Optical Instruments.
Pre-requisites: Physics 4 and 5, and
Mathematics 2, if course is taken for
credit. 1 unit.
Physics 17 (c) - Rigid and Fluid Mechanics.
Pre-requisites: Physics 4 and 5, and
Mathematics 2, if course is taken for
credit. 1 unit.
German 5 (c)   - An Advanced Course in Oral
and Written Composition.
Pre-requisite: German 2. 3 units.
These courses had been authorized by the Board of
Governors, subject to approval by the Faculty and Senate.
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Sage     ) That the courses be approved.
Carried
A letter was received from the Faculty of Arts and
Science recommending,-
That candidates be granted standing this session
in the subjects in which supplementals had been
granted but who were unable to write supplementals
because of military service.
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Sage     ) That the recommendation be
approved.
Carried 744.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939
The following recommendation was received from the
Faculty of Arts and Science:
That for the Session 1939-40 an exemption or
credit of three units be given to members of
the Canadian Officers' Training Corps who pass
the regular military examination papers (theoretical portion).  No exemptions in a required
subject will be given without the approval of
the Faculty Committee on Admission, Standing
and Courses.
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Sage     ) That the recommendation be
approved.
Carried
The following recommendation of the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes and Scholarships, which had been
adopted by the Faculty of Arts and Science, was presented:
That the Native Daughters of Canada Scholarship be re-named at the request of the donors,
"The Native Daughters of British Columbia
Scholarship".
Mr. Soward   )
Dean Buchanan) That the recommendation be
adopted.
Carried
From the Faculty of Applied Science
A communication was received from the Faculty of
Applied Science recommending that, to meet present day
conditions, the following courses be given this session:
Metallurgy 7 - Strategic Minerals Production.
(In place of Metallurgy 7 - Metal Statistics
and Plant Management.) 1 unit. 745.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939
Mechanical Engineering 101 - Applied Theory of
Elasticity.
(A Graduate course.) 2 units.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Warren    ) That the recommendation be
accepted.
Carried
The following recommendation of the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes and Scholarships, which had been
approved by the Faculty of Applied Science, was presented :
That the Cariboo Gold Quartz Company Scholarship
of $100 be accepted in accordance with the following statement for the Calendar,-
The Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Company Limited
Scholarship
For research in mineralography in the Session
1939-40, the Cariboo Gold Q,uartz Mining Company,
Limited, offers a scholarship of $100, open to
graduates in Geological, Mining or Metallurgical
Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science.
A portion of the scholarship not to exceed $20
may be used for special equipment for the research
problem.  The topic of research shall be chosen
after consultation with the Geology Department of
The University of British Columbia and the Cariboo
Gold Quartz Mining Company, Limited.  Applications
should be in the hands of the Registrar by December 10th, 1939.  Recipients must be qualified to
undertake the research work not only in respect
of scholarship and research ability but also in
personality and health.
Mr. Soward  )
Dr. Williams)That the recommendation be
adopted.
Carried 746.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939
From the Faculty of Agriculture
A communication was received from the Faculty of
Agriculture stating that William J. Johnston, who had
been asked to withdraw from the Faculty, and who had
subsequently taken courses in the Faculty of Arts and
Science, had been re-admitted, subject to the approval
of Senate, to the courses for which he was registered
in the Session 1938-39, in Agriculture.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Laird ) That the action of the Faculty
of Agriculture in re-admitting
William J. Johnston be approved,
Carried
The following recommendation was received from the
Faculty of Agriculture:
That for the Session 1939-40 an exemption or
credit of three units be given to members of
the Officers' Training Corps who pass the
regular military examination papers (theoretical
portion).  No exemptions in a required subject
will be given without the approval of the
Faculty Committee on Students' Courses and
Standing.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Eagles  ) That the recommendation be
approved.
Carried
An offer of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union
of British Columbia of a prize of fifty dollars to be
known as the "Frances Willard Prize" was received,
together with a recommendation from the Joint Faculty 747 .
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939.
Committee on Prizes and Scholarships that the offer be
accepted in terms of the following Calendar statement:
Frances Wlllard Prize
A prize of $50.00 given by the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union of British Columbia
will be awarded to senior or to graduate students for an essay in the field of Economics,
History, Psychology or Sociology, on a subject
to be approved by the Department concerned in
consultation with a Committee of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.
The award will be made for the Session
1939-40 on recommendation of the Head of the
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, essays
to be submitted by April 11, 1940.
If in any year no student reaches the re- <
quired standard the award will be withheld.
Dean Buchanan, on behalf of the Faculty of Arts and
Science, endorsed the recommendation, which had not been
before the Faculty.
Mr. Soward   )
Dean Buchanan) That the recommendation be
adopt ed.
Carried
Reports of Committees
Press Committee - Publication of Examination
Results
In reference to the question of the publication of
examination results, which had been referred to the
Press Committee, the Secretary, on behalf of Mr. A. E.
Lord, reported that the Committee recommended that the
procedure as approved by Senate on October 17th, 1934, 748.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939.
be re-affirmed, and that Senate continue to release
examination results under the conditions then laid down.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Sage    ) That the recommendation of the
Press Committee be approved.
Carried
On Organization of a Department of Agricultural
Economics
The Committee appointed by Senate to consider the
reports of the Faculties with respect to the organization of a Department of Agricultural Economics presented
a report, approving of the recommendations of the
Faculties that a Department of Agricultural Economics
in the Faculty of Agriculture be established.
Dean Finlayson)
Dean Buchanan ) That the report be adopted
and submitted to the Board of
Governors for approval.
Carried
A letter was received from Mr. P. A. Boving in
acceptance of the Honorary Degree of LL.D. to be conferred at the Autumn Congregation on October 25th.
The President asked leave to retire, and, at his
request, Dean Buchanan took the Chair.
A letter from Dr. L. S. Klinck was read, expressing 749.
Wednesday, October 18th, 1939
his deep appreciation and that of his son for the
resolution of sympathy and for the tribute to the
memory of Mrs. Klinck recorded by Senate.
The meeting adjourned.
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