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Array Wednesday, Deceruier 1-3, 19 64      3457
The third regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for the Session 1964-65 was
held on Wednesday, December 16, 1964, at 8:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:  President J. B. Macdonald (in the Chair),
Chancellor Phyllis G. Ross, Mrs. H. F. Angus, Dr. K. F. Argue,
Dr. C S. Belshaw, Dr. A. E. Birney, Rev. J. Blewett,
Mr. W. T. Brown, Mr. F. L. Burnham, Mr. K. P. Caple,
Dr. J. D. Chapman, Dean I. McT. Cowan, Dean G. F. Curtis,
Dean B. A. Eagles, Mr. H. Elder, Dr. J.F.K. English,
Dr. J. G. Foulks, Dr. S. M. Friedman, Dean W. H. Gage,
Dr. W. C. Gibson, Dr. H. B. Hawthorn, Dr. J. A. Jacobs,
Dr. F. H. Johnson, Dr. J.E.A. Kania, Mr. J. S . Keate,
Dr. H. L. Keenleyside, Dean S. W. Leung, Mr. S. L. Lipson,
Dr. M. F. McGregor, Mrs. H. J. MacKay, Dr. K. C. Mann,
Dr. G. W. Marquis, Dr. W. H. Mathews, Dean A,  W. Matthews,
Mr. D. F. Miller, Mr. F. A. Morrison, Dr. D. C. Murdoch,
Dean D. M. Myers, Dean K. D. Naegele, The Honourable Mr.
Justice N. T. Nemetz, Dr. J. M. Norris, Dean V. J. Okulitch,
Dr. G. J. Parfitt, Mr. H. N. Parrott, Dr. A. J. Renney,
Dr. W. Robbins, Dean N. V. Scarfe, Dr. R. F. Sharp, The
Honourable James Sinclair, Dr. J.II.G. Smith, Dr. R. Stewart,
Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Mr. E.C.E. Todd, Dr. F. Turnbull,
Mr. F. E. Walden, Dr. H. V. Warren, Dr. J. B. Warren,
Acting-Dean R. W. Wellwood, Mr. P. H. White, Dr. S. H.
Zbarsky and Mr. G. Selman. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3153
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Mr. R. M. Bibbs, Major H. C.
Holmes, Rev. W. Nicholls, Mr. E. P. Nicol, The Honourable
Mr. Justice D. R. Verchere and Mr. A. A. Webster.
Discussion of "Education
in the Health Sciences"
In answer to a query, the Chairman stated that the
Executive Committee of Senate had felt, since the Senate had
already started discussion of the Report of the Committee on
Academic Goals and since Dr. English had agreed to report to
this meeting on the secondary school curriculum, that
discussion of the programme of education in the health
sciences should be deferred to the next regular meeting of
Minutes of the Previous
Dean Myers )
Dr. English) That the minutes of the second
regular meeting of Senate for the
Session 1964-65, held on October
21, 1964, and of the special
meeting of Senate held on November
25, 1964, having been circulated,
be taken as read and adopted.
Recommendations of the
Faculty of Science
Two recommendations of the Faculty of Science,
initiated by the Department of Mathematics, had been deferred
from the previous meeting to permit their consideration by
the Faculty of Arts. This Faculty concurred in the recommendations.
Dr. Stewart)
Dean Cowan )
Wednesday, December 16, 1964
That Mathematics 120 be a prerequisite
course for all "200" courses in
Mathematics listed in the Faculty
of Science Calendar, with the possible
exception of Mathematics 201, 203,
205, 207, and 208; that those students
who have completed Grade XIII
Mathematics 101 (revised) should
not normally be eligible to register
in Mathematics 200, 202, 220, 221,
but exceptions may be made with the
consent of the Department.
That in view of the changes taking
place in the British Columbia
secondary school curriculum with
respect to Mathematics, Physics
and Chemistry, Senate take immediate
steps to establish revised requirements for admission to the
University from the British Columbia
secondary school system, to become
effective in 1967.
Dean Okulitch assured the Senate that the
Department of Mathematics at its discretion would admit to
Mathematics 202 students who had completed Grade XIII
Mathematics 101 (revised) and wished to follow this by a
course in Calculus.
Recommendations from the
Senate Executive Committee
Representation of British
Columbia Teachers'
Federation on Senate
On October 23, 1963, Senate had approved
(l)  That consideration of representation on Senate
of the British Columbia Teachers* Federation
be referred back to the Senate Executive Committee
for submission to Senate at a later date; Wednesday, December 16, 1964     34C0
(2)  That no additional society or group or
organization as defined in Section 23(i) of
the Universities Act be asked to elect a
member to the Senate.
With the approach of the end of the term on Senate
of its representative appointed under the British Columbia
University Act, the B. C. Teachers' Federation had submitted
a brief requesting the continuation of its representation on
Senate.  The Senate Executive Committee, which had met with
a delegation from the Federation, had recommended that
Senate extend its resolution of October 23, 1963 (2 above)
to include the British Columbia Teachers' Federation, on
the basis that the position of the Federation did not differ
significantly from that of other professional groups, and
that liaison between teachers and Faculty members with
similar academic interests was already provided in various
Dean Gage  )
Dr. Chapman)  That the recommendation of the
Senate Executive Committee be approved.
While not opposing the present recommendation,
Dr. Sharp expressed his opinion that it was an advantage to
the University Senate, and the University as a whole, to
have a representative of the secondary school principals on
the Senate, since the University students came from the
secondary schools.  He felt also it was a means of
indicating to the principals of the secondary schools the
interest taken by the University in their problems.  He
hoped that Senate might consider this point before the term
on Senate of Mr. Burnham expired in May, 1966. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3161
Mrs. Angus supported this view.
Mr. Parrott assured Senate that, whatever the
decision, the Federation would continue to work closely with
the University.  As representative of the Federation in
recent years, he had become aware of the interest of the
teachers of British Columbia in the business of the
Mr. Burnham believed that the position of the
B. C. Teachers' Federation differed significantly from that
of other professional groups inasmuch as the students in
the Faculty of Education (at present some 2200) were
receiving part of their professional training in the schools.
Dr. Belshaw stated that there had been a general
feeling in the Executive Committee that liaison with the
teachers as a whole should be improved at various levels
within the University. Dr. Morris added that the Senate
was the academic body of the University, and that liaison
between professional groups and the University should be
achieved in other ways.
Dr. II. V. Warren, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Gibson all
expressed their opposition to the recommendation of the
Executive Committee.
Dean Scarfe pointed out that the secondary schools
and the University were very much concerned with each other's
Following suggestions that the secondary school
principals might be excluded from the present recommendation Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3462
of the Executive Committee, Dean Gage said he understood
that of necessity the appointment of a representative of
the High School Principals and Assistants was handled
through the B. C. Teachers' Federation.  Mr. Parrott stated
that the Federation included many sub-groups.  Among these
was the association of B. C. Principals and Vice-Principals,
which could elect a representative to Senate if Senate so
The President pointed out that, on the basis of
the Senate resolution of October 23, 1963, the High School
Principals were not entitled to elect a member to the Senate
after the expiration of the term of the representative
appointed under the British Columbia University Act.
Dr. Friedman)
Mr. Todd   )  That the motion be amended to deal
only with the question of
representation on Senate of the
British Columbia Teachers'
Federation as such, and that the
question of representation of the
High School Principals and
Assistants be referred back to
the Senate Executive Committee
for separate consideration.
The motion approving the recommendation of the
Executive Committee, as amended, was Carried.
New Format of Honorary
Degree Parchment
The printers of the honorary degree diplomas had
informed the University that the equipment needed for this
purpose was no longer usable.  Since these large diplomas Wednesday, December 16, 1964     346 3
presented a number of other problems in handling, and
probably in storage by their recipients, the Executive
Committee recommended approval of a proposal from the
Honorary Degrees Committee to reduce the size of the parchment
for the honorary degree and to present it, together with the
citation, in a folder.
Dr. Kania )
Dean Myers)  That this recommendation of the
Senate Executive Committee be
Mr. Elder suggested that attention should be given
to the design of the diploma, with a view to improving its
Granting of Emeritus Status
The Executive Committee recommended that Miss Anne
Smith, who had retired from the University Library, should
be granted the status of Assistant Librarian Emeritus.
Dean Scarfe)
Mr. Elder  )  That this recommendation of the
Senate Executive Committee be
Elimination of Autumn
The Committee of Deans and the Executive Committee
recommended that the Autumn Congregation be eliminated,
since it interfered with the academic programme in the First
Term which was already short.  Many of the recipients of
degrees at this time were students completing graduate Wednesday, December 16, 1964     34G4
degrees during the summer, and leaving the Vancouver area
in September for employment or further study elsewhere.
If the recommendation were approved, the list of
candidates qualifying for degrees during the summer would
continue to be presented to Senate in October, so that
appropriate notification could be made on the students*
academic records.
Mr. Justice Nemetz inquired whether a degree could
be formally recognized before it was conferred by the
Chancellor.  Moreover, he felt it extremely unlikely that
members of Faculty would attend Congregation ceremonies on
three days in the Spring.
The Registrar stated that approval by Senate for
the granting of the degree was recognized by other institutions or employers, on the understanding that the formal
conferring of the degree would take place at the next
Congregation ceremony.  If the present procedure for conferring degrees was continued, it would be necessary to
hold Congregations on three days, or to lengthen each of two
ceremonies to three hours.  A possible alternative would be
to follow the practice of the University of Toronto, and
hold separate ceremonies for individual Faculties.
Dr. Murdoch suggested that the practice of having
each graduand in attendance cross the platform might be
Members of Senate inquired about the wishes of
the students with respect to Autumn Congregation.  The Wednesday, December 16, 1964     34G5
Registrar replied that about half of those receiving
degrees attended the Autumn Congregations.  The majority
of the graduates in the autumn were teachers, and the
Faculty of Education had agreed it would be desirable to
eliminate the Autumn Congregation.  Dean Scarfe commented
that all British Columbia school boards recognized the
University transcript indicating completion of work, without
awaiting the formal conferring of the degree.
Dr. McGregor pointed out that the First Term had
many interruptions, in addition to being short.  Dr. Stewart
added that laboratory schedules in particular were
seriously affected by the cancellation of one afternoon's
Dean Scarfe)
Dr. Stewart)  That the proposal of the Committee
of Deans and the Executive Committee
to eliminate the Autumn Congregation
be approved.
The School of Nursing, which had for some years
scheduled a period of field work in May, June and early
July, was considering a re-arrangement of its programme so
that its graduands would not be required to wait until the
following spring to receive their degrees.
Dr. Murdoch )
Mr. Sinclair)  That the Chairman be asked to
appoint a committee of Senate
to consider ways of shortening
the Congregation ceremony so
that the annual ceremonies for
the conferring of degrees would
require not more than two
afternoons, and preferably one.
Carried. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3466
Dr. McGregor and Dr. II. V. Warren pointed out
that parents, relatives and friends from all parts of the
Province attended Congregation ceremonies to see particular
individuals receive their degrees.  Public relations would
suffer if degrees were presented en bloc.
Academic Year 1965-66.
Mid-Term Break and
The Executive Committee recommended that approval
be given to a mid-term break, February 17, 18, 19, 1966,
and to the holding of the Spring Congregations 1966 on each
of June 1, 2, 3.  In view of the last motion, the Chairman
suggested that this be modified to the holding of the 1966
Spring Congregations in early June.
If a mid-term break were to be approved for 1966,
it would be desirable to announce it in the Calendar which
would be in press before the success of the 1965 mid-term
break was determined.  Advance scheduling would also permit
an extension of the Second Term to compensate for the time
involved in the break.
The mid-term break approved for 1965 had applied
only to "those Faculties in which, in the opinion of the
Dean, the recess would not adversely affect the academic
programme".  Most, but not all, Faculties were cancelling
their lectures and laboratories for the three-day period.
Dean Curtis asked for verification that the
University Library would be open during the mid-term break. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3467
The Chairman confirmed that, as stated in the minutes of
the previous regular meeting, the break in 1965 applied only
to such Faculties as wished to adopt it.  The University
administration, including the Library, would function as
Dean Scarfe)
Dr. Jacobs )  That a mid-term break be approved
for February 17, 18, 19, 1966, and
the 1966 Spring Congregations be
held in early June of that year.
Re-wording of Admission
The Executive Committee recommended a re-wording
of the admission requirements as stated on page A22 of the
1964-65 Calendar, to clarify their meaning.
Dean Gage  )
Dr. English)  That the re-wording of the Calendar
statement on admission requirements,
as included in the recommendations
of the Executive Committee, be
Faculty Membership
Senate at its meeting on October 21, 1964, had
approved recommendations from the Faculty of Applied Science
and the Faculty of Arts with respect to membership in their
Faculties of persons other than those specifically approved
in the Senate resolution of December 18, 1963, defining
Faculty membership.  The Senate Executive Committee now
recommended approval of the following proposals from the
Faculties of Dentistry, Forestry and Pharmacy for membership Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3468
in those Faculties under section (vii) of the aforementioned
Senate resolution:
(a) Full-time Instructors (I and II) whose salaries,
either in part or in whole, are charged to the
Faculty of Dentistry budget, or  full-time
Instructors (I and II), Assistant Professors,
Associate Professors and Professors who, in the
opinion of the Faculty, provide a significant
amount of teaching to students registered in the
(b) Representatives elected by and from members of the
teaching staff who hold appointments for less than
full time, and whose salaries are charged entirely
to the budget of the Faculty. The representation
shall be in the ratio of one representative to ten
part time staff;
(c) One member from each of the following Departments
in the Faculty of Medicine, chosen annually by
that Department, if such Department is not already
represented under (a) or (b) above: Anatomy,
Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology,
Preventive Medicine, Medicine, Surgery^
(d) The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, or his
designated representative, _ex officio;
(e) The Librarian of the Woodward Bio-medical Library,
ex officio;
(f) One member of the Faculty of Arts, chosen annually
by that Faculty;
(g) One member of the Faculty of Science, chosen
annually by that Faculty;
(h)  Such other persons, not exceeding three in number,
as may be appointed from time to time for a
specified term by the Faculty on the nomination of
the Dean.
(a) The Professor of Forest Entomology;
(b) The Professor of Forest Pathology;
(c) Two members of the Faculty of Agriculture chosen
annualljr by the Dean of that Faculty; Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3469
(d) One member of the Faculty of Arts chosen annually
by the Dean of that Faculty;
(e) One member of the Department of Biology and Botany
chosen annually by the Head of that Department;
(f) One member of the Department of Chemistry chosen
annually by the Head of that Department;
(g) One member of the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration chosen annually by the Dean of that
(h)  One member of the Department of Civil Engineering
chosen annually by the Head of that Department;
(i)  One member of the Department of Mechanical
Engineering chosen annually by the Head of that
(j)  One member of the Department of Zoology chosen
annually by the Head of that Department;
(k) All full-time Instructors and Lecturers engaged
in teaching in Forestry and provided for in the
budget of the Faculty of Forestry;
(l)  All Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant
Professors holding emeritus appointments, and all
part-time Professors, Associate Professors and
Assistant Professors holding honorary appointments,
in the Faculty of Forestry;
(m)  Such other persons, not exceeding four in number,
as may be appointed from time to time for a
specified term by the Faculty on the nomination
of the Dean.
(a) Full-time Instructors whose salaries are attached
to the budget of the Faculty of Pharmacy;
(b) A representative of each of the Departments in the
Faculty of Science providing instruction in a
course required in the Pharmacy curriculum;
(c) A representative of the Department of English
and/or a representative-at-large of the Faculty
of Arts. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3470
With the replacement of the Department of Mining
and Geological Engineering by a Department of Mineral
Engineering, the Faculty of Applied Science had been
deprived of the staff in Geological Engineering, who had
been transferred to the Department of Geology in the Faculty
of Science. The Faculty of Applied Science had accordingly
recommended that its membership be increased by the addition
of three members of the Department of Geology chosen
annually by that Department.
Dean Gage )
Dean Leung)  That the proposals of the Faculties
of Dentistry, Forestry and Pharmacy
relating to Faculty membership, and
the proposal of the Faculty of
Applied Science to increase its
membership, be approved.
Curriculum Changes and
Calendar Amendments. 1965-66
Submissions of the Faculties and Schools with
respect to new courses, changes in courses and curricula,
and other Calendar amendments for 1965-66 had been
circulated.  The Executive Committee recommended approval
of these submissions.
The Chairman stated that, at the meeting of the
Executive Committee, Dean Gage had volunteered to devise
an alternative form for presentation of Calendar material,
to make it more concise and more understandable to those
not immediately concerned with it.
Dean Cowan had received on December 15th from the
Department of Mineral Engineering a request for approval of Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3471
three new graduate courses to be included in the 1965-66
Calendar.  If time permitted, he would like the Curriculum
Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the Faculty
itself, to review these courses before they were presented
for approval of Senate.  The Registrar assured him that
approval by Senate in February would permit inclusion in
the Calendar.
Dean Gage )
Dr. Jacobs)  That approval be given to the curriculum
changes and additions and other Calendar
material as presented by the Faculties,
subject to the approval of the Board of
Governors where necessary.
New courses, discontinued courses, and major
changes in curriculum are recorded in an appendix to these
Quote (Appendix I)  (see ^a<<-es 3182 - 3133)
Prizes. Scholarships and
The Senate Executive Committee recommended approval
of the following new awards, subject to the approval of the
Board of Governors:
Quote   (Appendix   II)      (see   pa-es   343<J   -   3491)
Dean Gage  )
Dr. English)  That these new awards be accepted,
subject to the approval of the
Board of Governors, and that, where
appropriate, letters of thanks be
sent to the donors.
Carried. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3472
Report of the Librarian.
The report of the University Librarian to Senate
for the year 1963-64 had been circulated.  In presenting
the recommendation of the Executive Committee, Dean Gage
added that the report was very readable, and that the
Librarian and the Library Committee were to be congratulated
on it.
Dean Gage )
Dr. Gibson)  That the report of the Librarian be
received for information.
Report of the Committee
on Recreation. Athletics
and Physical Education
The Committee on Recreation, Athletics and Physical
Education, and the Executive Committee, recommended:
(1) That Senate rescind the regulation requiring all
entering students in the First and Second Year
to take one year of Physical Education;
(2) That Senate recognize the following as desirable
(a) A physical fitness evaluation test should be
conducted by the School of Physical Education
and Recreation at the time of first registration
of each student. At the same time the student
should be informed of the facilities available
for,and the opportunities for participation in,
a physical activities programme. Those students
who the test indicates could profit most from
such a programme should be advised accordingly.
(b) A voluntary corrective programme should be
arranged for students referred to the School of
Physical Education and Recreation by the
University Health Service. This programme
should prescribe and appraise exercises for
postural defects, injuries, etc. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3473
(c) A strong and well-organized intramural programme
should be provided.  This programme should have
a headquarters office, with office staff, and
members of the Physical Education staff should
be specifically assigned to organize and supervise men's and women's intramurals.
(d) Continued support and encouragement should be
extended to the extramural programme as required,
by the provision of additional coaching and
facilities, in co-operation with the Men's and
Women's Athletic Committees. Such development
should emphasize minor sports with a view to
encouraging maximum participation.
(e) Assistance should be extended to the programmes
of those Clubs concerned with physical
recreation with a view to encouraging students
to participate in activities of special interest
to them. As in the case of the intramurals,
greater continuity might be achieved by staff
assistance in organizing club activities
(faculty advisers).
(f) A voluntary activities programme for students
in all years should be stimulated and
encouraged by:
(i)  Scheduling classes in which students would
be given the opportunity to acquire skill,
particularly in those games for which
adequate facilities can be provided
(examples - badminton, tennis, bowling,
curling, etc.)
(ii)  Scheduling certain free hours in the
different facilities when students can
exercise on a casual basis, or by booking
time in advance.
The report of the Committee outlined the problems
arising from a University requirement of physical education
when the facilities were inadequate to meet the requirements.
The Faculty of Arts and Science had recommended in November,
1961, "that the requirement of two years* compulsory Physical
Education courses in programmes leading to the degrees of
B.A. and B.Sc. be abolished."  Senate in 1962, after studying Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3474
that recommendation, had reduced the physical education
requirement from two years to one year.  Dean Matthews read
a section from the report of his Committee to Senate at
that time, stressing the mental health aspect of an activities
and fitness programme, and the value of a continuing interest
in an activity which might result from the compulsory
The present report of the Committee pointed out
that elimination of the compulsory physical education programme would probably not significantly decrease the
pressure on existing facilities for physical education and
recreation. Funds had been contributed to the cost of the
Women's Gymnasium and the War Memorial Gymnasium on the
understanding that these facilities were being provided for
recreational use by students, but very little time was now
available for intramural or casual use.  For information of
Senate, the report stated that the Committee had recommended
to the Facilities Committee that gymnasium teaching stations
and ancillary classrooms for the Faculty of Education be
assigned a high priority.
Dr. Chapman)
Dr. Gibson )  That the report of the Committee
on Recreation, Athletics and Physical
Education be accepted, and that
approval be given to the recommendation that the Senate regulation
on "the required physical education
activity" be rescinded, and to the
objectives as stated.
Carried. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3475
Committee on Honorary Degrees
The first two recommendations of the Committee on
Honorary Degrees for the Spring Congregations, 1965, were
that the degree of LL.D. be conferred on Professor John
Kenneth Galbraith, Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard
University, and that the degree of D.Sc. be conferred on
Mr. Gerard Piel, Editor of the Scientific American and Fellow
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Senate in
May, 1964, had approved Professor Galbraith and Mr. Piel as
alternate honorary degree recipients in October, 1964, if
Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper had been unable to accept a
degree at that time.
Dean Myers presented the following additional
recommendations of the Committee:
Mr. George Cunningham LL.D.
Miss Dorothy Somerset D.Litt.
Professor Frank Forward D.Sc.
Professor Emeritus Harry T. Logan LL.D.
Dean Frank Scott, retiring Dean of Law,
McGill University LL.D.
The Committee recommended as alternate, if
necessary, Mi-. Max Ferguson, the leading Canadian satirist
("Rawhide"), as recipient of the degree of LL.D.
Dean Myers )
Dean Eagles)  That honorary degrees be conferred
on the seven candidates recommended
if they are able to be present at
the Spring Congregations in 1965,
and that the Committee on Honorary
Degrees be authorized to offer an
honorary degree to Mr. Max Ferguson
if one or more of the other candidates
is unable to be present at that time.
Carried. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3476
Curriculum for Senior Secondary
The Chairman referred to the changes in the
secondary school curriculum which would be affecting the
preparation of students reaching the University in 1967.
Dr. English had consented to summarize these changes for the
information of Senate.
An outline of the curriculum re-organization and
a chart indicating the tentative curriculum in the various
programmes, were circulated.  The academic and technical
programmes in the senior secondary schools would prepare
students for universities, colleges, technological institutes
and other vocations or types of training requiring College
Entrance standard.  Students not qualifying in Grade X for
admittance to these programmes might choose from commercial,
industrial, communitj' services, visual and performing arts,
or a number of special programmes for particular occupations.
English to Grade XII, Social Studies to Grade XI,
and Guidance and Physical and Health Education to Grade XI
would be required in all programmes, occupying about 30$
of the student's time in these two grades.  Each programme
had in addition a number of specified courses or types of
course, occupying about 40$ of the student's time, and a
few "free electives" making up the remaining 30$.  Students
would be encouraged to select these electives from other
programmes in order to broaden their education.
Dr. English stated that in October, 1964, there
were nearly 400,000 pupils in the elementary and secondary Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3477
schools of British Columbia.  The Department of Education
expected that by 1971 this would grow to about 460,000, and
by 1975 to 525,000.  Operating costs for the public schools,
excluding universities, had increased from §36,000,000. in
1952 to §128,000,000. in 1963, and were projected at
$182,000,000. in 1970 and $265,000,000. in 1980.  In addition,
the enrolment in institutions of higher education was
expected to increase considerably.
The (Chant) Royal Commission Report on Higher
Education was one of the principal factors in the reorganization of school curricula, and had indicated the
general direction of development, but in all probability
some type of re-organization would have been undertaken in
any event.  In the senior secondary schools, a programme
system would replace the system of "majors".  The foreign
language requirement for students entering the University
would be increased from the present two years to a minimum
of three.  Greater concentration in the subjects of
specialization would be required of students on the academic
and technical programmes.  Admission to the Grade XI
programmes would be based on a Grade X examination, set and
conducted by the local schools but possibly approved in
advance by the Department.  The new Mathematics 11, compulsory
in the academic and technical programmes, would be
approximately equivalent to the present Mathematics 91 of
Grade XII. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3173
Transfer between programmes would be possible if
students completed the prerequisites and met the required
standards.  At present, about 60$ of the students in senior
secondary schools were on the University programme; the
Department hoped that this would be reduced to about 40$ in
the new academic and technical programmes.
Grade XIII would probably be maintained in some
form, possibly in affiliation with community or junior
colleges in adjoining areas.
Dr. English emphasized the importance of sound
training for teachers, particularly those in the secondary
schools, in order to produce well qualified students for
the universities and other institutions of higher learning.
Dr. English referred to the proposed revision of
requirements for admission to the University.  He asked
whether, with the permission of the President, he might
meet in the near future with the Deans of the Faculties and
the Heads of Departments principally concerned in this
revision, for a thorough discussion of the new senior
secondary school curriculum, of the academic preparation of
students entering the University in 1967 and thereafter, and
of the effect on the school curriculum of possible admission
requirements of the Faculties.
The secondary schools were already in a transition
period in some aspects of their programme, and students
entering the University in 1965 and 1966 might have a
slightly different background from their predecessors in Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3479
certain subjects.  Dean Gage reminded Senate that transition
periods were frequently longer than anticipated.  He urged
Senate not to establish too rapidly specific requirements
for the different Faculties, in order that the requirements
when established would be realistic.
Dr. Marquis, Dr. Hawthorn and Dr. Birney all
cautioned that students anticipating professional careers
in the visual and performing arts should enter these from
the academic and technical programmes, rather than the
visual and performing arts programme which would not meet
the present professional standards.
Mr. Miller inquired whether all senior secondary
schools in British Columbia would have the staff and
facilities to offer all the programmes other than academic
and technical.  Dr. English replied that about forty schools
would be able to do so.  At present nearly every secondary
school in the Province offered a commercial programme.
Schools with at least 400 pupils in Grades XI and XII,
offering four programmes (academic-technical, commercial,
industrial, and one other) could qualify for Federal grants
towards capital and operating costs.
Dr. Sharp commented that, while only about 40$ of
the students in the secondary schools might enter the
academic and technical programmes to qualify for university
and college training, the remaining 60$ of the students were
also entitled to further education.  A regional college
could offer the first two years of university to those Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3480
eligible, and at the same time provide two years of
advanced training for the others completing secondary
school and wishing further education.
In thanking Dr. English for his most interesting
presentation, the Chairman commented that the University's
estimate of students in British Columbia proceeding to
higher education in September, 1965, from Grade XII was
about 10,600; and its estimate of total enrolment in higher
education in 1965-66 was 26,500.  In spite of the opening
of Simon Fraser University, he anticipated that 17,500
students would enrol at the University of British Columbia
in September, 1965.  This would be an increase of 2,000
students over present enrolment.
Termination of Representation
of the British Columbia
Teachers' Federation
Mr. Parrott, whose term on Senate would end this
month, once more assured the Senate that the British Columbia
Teachers' Federation would continue to co-operate with the
University as it had done in the past.
Discussion of Report of the
Committee on Academic Goals
In view of the late hour, it was agreed that
further discussion of the report of the Committee on
Academic Goals should be deferred to the next regular
meeting of Senate. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3481
University Teaching Hospital
For information of Senate, the Chairman reported
that working drawings were now under way for the University
Teaching Hospital.  Private financing of about one quarter
of the capital cost, estimated at §18,000,000. total, had
been assured largely through the generosity of Mr. P. A.
Woodward, with other grants from important international
organizations and foundations.  The Federal Government had
taken exceptional action in providing about one quarter of
the cost on the basis that this was a pilot programme for
the whole of Canada.  In the last few weeks, the Provincial
Governmtmt had classified the project as a hospital within
the meaning of the Hospital Insurance Act, making it
eligible for capital grants for fifty percent of the cost
of teaching, research and service aspects.
Operating costs would be provided through the
British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service, as for any
other provincial hospital, and would be completely unrelated
to the University grants from the Department of Education.
The meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.
etary. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3482
Appendix I - New Courses and Changes in Courses and
(see v.. 3471)
New course:
Plant Protection 312 (l^) - Pesticides
Changes in courses:
Agronomy 305 - title changed
Dairying 407, 413 - title and description changed
Horticulture 301 - title and description changed
Plant Pathology 309 - re-named Plant Protection 309
Plant Pathology 409(l|) and 410(l|) consolidated
to become Plant Protection 409(3) with combined
Agronomy 425, Horticulture 425, Plant Pathology 425
- re-named Plant Science 425
Agronomy 430, Horticulture 430, Plant Pathology 430
- re-named Plant Science 430
Plant Science 300, 322, 450 - title and/or description
Plant Science 308 - re-named Plant Protection 308
Plant Science 441(2) and 442(2) consolidated to
become Plant Science 444(3) - Physiology of Crops
Soil Science 203, 312 - description changed
Courses withdrawn:
Horticulture 300, 420
Plant Science 440, 443
Curriculum changes:
Changes in curriculum in Civil, Electrical, Geological,
Mechanical and Mining Engineering
New course:
Electrical Engineering 253 - Introduction to Solid State
Changes in courses:
Architecture 451 - revised to include content of
Architecture 452 which was withdrawn in September, 1964
Nursing 222, 224 consolidated to become Nursing 223(3) -
Maternal-Child Health Nursing
Nursing 220, 223, 226 - descriptions revised Wednesday, December 16, 1964     343;
Course withdrawn:
Nursing 456
Curriculum changes:
Requirements for major and/or honours in Asian Studies,
International Relations, Political Science and Religious
Studies changed or established.
New courses:
Asian Studies 315(3) - Civilizations of Southern Asia
Asian Studies 403(3) - History of Japanese Literature
Asian Studies 417(3) - Chinese Political Thought and
Institutions (to be offered in 1905-66 only)
Asian Studies 422(3) - Modern Japan
Asian Studies 423(3) - Modern Chinese History since 1840
English 354(3) - A Survey of Middle English Literature
English 390(3) - A Survey of English Literature of the
19th Century
English 425(3) - British Drama, 1880 to the Present
English 442(3) - Commonwealth Literature
Geography 312(3) - Physiographic Hydrology
Geography 414(3) - Regional Analysis - Industrial
Geography 415(3) - Regional Analysis - Urban
Geography 420(3) - Geography of the United States
Philosophy 330(3-6) - Honours Tutorial
Political Science 409(3) - Comparative Foreign Policies
Political Science 410(3) - International Violence and
its Control
Psychology 311(3) - Individual Differences
Psychology 405(3) - Social Learning
Religious Studies 407(3) - Archaeology and Mythology
of the Ancient Near East
Religious Studies 421(3-6) - Honours Tutorial
Religious Studies 449(3-6) - Graduating Essay for
Honours Students
Russian 405(3) - Tolstoj and Dostoevskij
Sociology 406(3) - Research Methods
Sociology 410(3) - Small Groups
Changes in courses:
7 7 7 —        x
hglish 332 - title and description changed
Fine Arts 128 - re-numbered 228
Geography 302 - re-numbered 212; title changed
Geography 305, 310 - titles and descriptions cj
ptions changed Wednesday, December 16, 1964     34?
International Studies 100 - re-numbered History 206
International Studies 200 - re-numbered Pol. Sci. 204
International Studies 300 - re-numbered History 431
International Studies 301 - re-numbered Pol. Sci. 308
International Studies 400 - re-numbered History 332
International Studies 405 - re-numbered History 432
Psychology 200, 301, 308, 409 - descriptions changed
Psychology 300, 405 - re-numbered 415, 310
Religious Studies 409, 412 - title and/or description
Courses withdrawn:
Asian Studies 100 - transferred to graduate course
International Studies 410, 449
Sociology 440
Curriculum changes:
No new enrolments accepted in combined programme for
C.A.   and B.Com.   during the  term  1965-66
Changes  in curriculum in Accounting,   Marketing,  Finance,
Transportation and Industrial Relations options
Change in course:
Commerce 307 divided into:
307(l£) - Urban Land Markets
309(l*) - Urban Land Investment
Curriculum for Second Year established.
Preventive Medicine 400 added to curriculum of First Year.
Correction in course numbering:
Restorative Dentistry 411 re-numbered 422.
Curriculum changes:
Major in Guidance established in Secondary Division.
Major in Librarianship in Secondary Division revised.
Provision made for students holding a B.Ed. (Elementary)
degree to fulfil requirements for the P.B. certificate. Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3485
New course:
Education 490(3) - Book Selection and Evaluation for the
Secondary School
Changes in courses:
Education 390, 490 - re-numbered 492, 390
Institution of an "adjudicated pass"
New course:
Forestry 290(1) - Field Work in Logging, Silvics, and
Changes in courses:
Botany 318, 418 - transferred to Faculty of Forestry and
re-named Forestry 318, 418, the latter including
the content of Botany 518
Course withdrawn:
Forestry 300
Institution of a Ph.D. programme in Mechanical Engineering.
Revision of the requirements for the Master of Laws
New courses:
Agric. Economics 504(3) - Extension Planning and
Agriculture 500(1-3) - Food Science Graduate Seminar
Agriculture 530(1-3) - Food Science Graduate Directed
Agriculture 549(5-6) - Food Science Master's Thesis
Asian Studies 509(3) - Problems of Modernization in
Eastern and Southern Asia
Asian Studies 511(3) - Readings in Japanese Literature
Asian Studies 512, 513, 514 (3 each) - Seminars
Biology 540(3) - Advanced Cytology
(to be given in 1965-66 and alternate years)
Botany 513(2) - Cytology of Marine Algae
Botany 517(3) - Marine Mycology
(to be given in 1965-66 and alternate years)
Botany 520(3) - Phytogeography Wednesday, December 16, 1964     34f
Botany 530(3) - Advanced Plant Physiology I
(to be given in 1965-66 and alternate years)
Botany 531(3) - Advanced Plant Physiology II
(to be given in 1966-67 and alternate years)
Dairying 503(3) - Advanced Laboratory Methods
Fine Arts 531(1-3) - Directed Study in the Visual Arts
Fine Arts 541(1-3) - Special Advanced Courses
Geography 517(1^-3) - Problems in Political Geography
Mechanical Engineering 550(1-3) - Special Advanced Course*
Mechanical Engineering 570(3) - Space Dynamics II
Mechanical Engineering 699 - Ph.D. Thesis
Physical Education 565(1^) - Analysis of Physical
Physical Education 584(1^) - Motor Skills and Physical
Efficiency of Young Children
Physics 544(1) - Magnetic Resonance Seminar
Physics 545(l) - Theoretical Physics Seminar
Plant Science 649 - Ph.D. Thesis
Political Science 509(3) - International Organization
- The History of Psychiatry
- Psychotherapy I
and Somatic Treatments in
Psychiatry 500(1)
Psychiatry 503(2)
Psychiatry 504(1)
Psychiatry 506(1) - The Province and Functions of
Psychiatry 507(2)
Psychiatry 550(1-3)
Psychology 543(3) -
Russian 518(3) - Two
Slavonic Studies 541(3) - Selected Problems of Soviet
Economic Development
Sociology 501, 502, 511, 512,
each) - Seminars
Sociology 533(1-3) - Directed Studies
Sociology 540(l) - Graduate Research Seminar
Theatre 520(3) - Advanced Play Direction and Production
544(3) -
545(3) -
548(1) -
Psychotherapy II
Group Therapy and Milieu Therapy
Theories of Etiology
Child Psychiatry
Psychological Measurement
- Directed Studies
Principles of Psychotherapy
Patterns of Child Rearing
Advanced Statistics I
- Psychological Seminar
- Reading and Conference
Departmental Seminar
Centuries of the Russian Theatre
521, 522, 531, 532 (l-3
Corrections in course numbering:
Education 589, Clinical Practicum - re-numbered
Education 561, Laboratory Practicum
Mechanical Engineering 583 - re-numbered 582 Wednesday, December 16, 1964      3 137
Changes in courses:
Anthropology 500 to 532 - unit value changed from 2
units each to a variable 1-3 units each
Biology 549 - unit value changed to 3-6
Botany 549 - unit value changed to 3-6
Chemistry 523 - unit value changed from 2 to 1
Chemistry 510 - re-named Oceanography 502
Civil Engineering - graduate courses re-numbered and
Mech. Engineering 562 divided into:
562(1) - Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
568(1) - Theory of Plasticity
Mech. Engineering 564 - unit value changed from 2 to 3
Mech. Engineering 565 divided into:
565(2) - Advanced Mechanical Vibrations
569(2) - Non-Linear Vibration
Pharmacy 501 - unit value changed from 3 to 1-3
Physics 521 - unit value changed from 1 to 2
Physics 536 - transferred to undergraduate level
Plant Pathology 509 - re-named Plant Protection 509
Plant Science 508 - re-named Plant Protection 508
Plant Science 547 - re-named Horticulture 501
Political Science 549 - unit value changed to 3-6
Psychiatry 500 to 500, 510, 520, 521 - re-numbered and
descriptions changed
Soil Science 515 divided into:
504(li—3) - Advanced Soil Chemistry
513(l|-3) - Advanced Soil Physics
Courses withdrawn:
Agronomy 530, 549
Biology 513, 530, 531, 548
Botany 503, 516, 548
Horticulture 530, 549
International Studies 500, 525, 549
Physics 500
Plant Pathology 530, 549
Psychiatry 540
Sociology 501, 502, 503, 510, 520, 521, 522
Changes in regulations concerning supplemental examinations.
Course withdrawn:
Pharmacy 418 Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3488
Curriculum changes:
Requirements for major and/or honours in Biology, Botany,
Geophysics and Physics revised; Combined Honours
programme in Biology and Chemistry instituted.
New courses:
Biology 330(3) - Cell Physiology
Botany 302(3) - Morphology and Taxonomy of Seed Plants
Botany 303(3) - Biology of Micro-organisms
Botany 304(3) - Morphology and Taxonomy of Bryophytes
and Lower Vascular Plants
Botany 305(3) - Biology of Algae
Botany 331(li) - Plant Genetics
Botany 402(if) - Plant Anatomy
Chemistry 230(3) - Organic Chemistry
Chemistry 305(3) - Physical Chemistry for Biologists
Computer Science 300(3) - Advanced Programming and
Data Processing
Geophysics 449(3) - Directed Research and Thesis
Mathematics 323(3) - Advanced Calculus for Science
Mathematics 409(3) - Elementary Topology
Physics 306(2) - Theoretical Mechanics
Physics 315(3) - Thermodynamics and Statistical Theory
of Matter
Physics 404(3) - Mathematical Physics
Physics 415(3) - Thermodynamics and Statistical
Physics 441(l) - Introductory Meteorology
Changes in courses:
Biology 332 and 333 - combined and revised to form:
Biology 334(1^) - Fundamental Genetics
Biology 340 - unit value decreased from 2 to 1^
Mathematics 207(1) - changed to Computer Science 200(l4)
Mathematics 208(1) - changed to Computer Science 201(l|),
and title changed
Courses withdrawn:
Biology 430, 437, 448
Botany 205, 206, 315, 318, 342, 404, 411, 412, 413, 418,
430, 431, 448
Chemistry 210, 300
Physics 304
Physics 401, 403 and 406 (Honours sections) Wednesday, December 16, 1964     3489
Appendix II - New Awards
(see p. 3471)
The Monsanto Canada Limited Scholarship
in Chemical Engineering
A scholarship of $750.00, gift of Monsanto Canada
Limited, will be awarded annually to a student in
Chemical Engineering who has completed the Third
Year and is proceeding to the Final Undergraduate
Year.  The award will be made on the recommendation
of the Head of the Department.
The Norris-Mebius Bursary Fund
This fund, the gift of Mrs. Ann Norris Niemen,
honours the memory of her mother, Mary Norris
and her father, Joshua Norris (a resident of
Nanaimo for over fifty years), and pays tribute
to their indomitable courage and sterling
qualities of character.  It is also a memorial
to her teacher, Lucy Mebius, who taught in
Nanaimo for many years at Quennel School, and
who, through her generosity and personal
interest, encouraged and inspired her students.
The annual income provides bursaries for male
graduates of British Columbia secondary schools
who are residing in the Province.  These
bursaries will be awarded to needy students
with good academic records who are registered
at the University in studies leading to careers
in medicine, law, creative writing, forestry,
engineering, and secondary teaching.
The Kit Malkin Scholarship
This scholarship honours the memory of
Christopher (Kit) Malkin, who, after a
distinguished undergraduate career, graduated
from the University of British Columbia with
First Class Honours in Zoology.  In the
amount of §500, it will be awarded annually
to a student with an outstanding record in
the biological sciences who is deserving of
financial assistance.  To mark Kit's special
interest, both as an undergraduate at the
University of British Columbia and as a
graduate student at Stanfoz^d, where he
tragically lost his life, preference will be
given to a candidate continuing studies or
research in marine biology. Wednesday, December 10, 1964     3490
The Class of Law '53 Scholarship Fund
A scholarship of §200.00, gift of the Class of
Law '53, will be awarded to a student in Law.
The winner will be selected on the basis of
scholastic achievement combined with need for
financial assistance.  Contributions from
members of the Class are used to provide the
annual scholarship and to establish a fund
for maintaining the scholarship in the future.
The A. J. Mouncey Memorial Scholarship
To honour the memory of Ada J. Mouncey,
founder and for many years Director of Shurpass
Pacific College, and to pay tribute to her
generosity and devotion in helping others,
this scholarship has been established by
her colleagues, students, and friends.  It
will be awarded annually to a student of the
College who is proceeding in the fall to a
full programme of Second Year studies at the
University of British Columbia.  The award
will be made to a student selected on the
basis of high academic standing and
outstanding personal qualities.  Candidates
will be recommended by the College to the
The Retail Wholesale &  Department Store
Union Local 535 Bursary
This bursary of §250.00 is offered by the
Retail Wholesale & Department Store Union Local
535 to sons, daughters, and legal wards of
active members of the Union in good standing.
It is open in competition to applicants who
are proceeding from Grade XII or Grade XIII
to begin studies at the University of British
Columbia, the University of Victoria, or
Simon Fraser University, in a full programme
leading to a degree in any field. To be
eligible for consideration a candidate must
have satisfactory academic standing (normally
an overall average of at least 65$ in Grade
XII or XIII).  In the selection of the winner,
the basic factor will be the financial need
of the candidates and their families.  Those
who wish to apply for this bursary must obtain
the Special Bursary Form from Dean Walter II.
Gage, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
8, B. C.  The completed application must be
received by him not later than August 1st.  The
winner will be selected in consultation with
the Union. Wednesday, December 16, 1964
The U.B.C Alumni Association Graduate
A fellowship of §3,000.00, gift of the U.B.C.
Alumni Association, is offered to students
beginning or continuing studies at the
University of British Columbia in the Faculty
of Graduate Studies in a full programme leading
to a higher degree in any field.  Only students
with outstanding (first class) records will be
considered.  Other factors being equal,
preference will be given to a U.B.C graduate
or the son or daughter of a graduate.  In
order to compete for this fellowship an
applicant must (a) be accepted, without
condition, as a candidate for the Master's or
Doctor's degree by the department concerned.
This letter of application must be submitted
to the Registrar not later than March 1st;
(b) notify the Dean of Inter-Faculty and
Student Affairs of his desire to be considered
for the award.  This letter must also be
submitted not later than March 1st.  The
University, in consultation with the Alumni
Association, reserves the right, in the event
that applicants are not sufficiently outstanding, to withhold the award or to offer
two awards of §1,500.00 each.
The Dukowski Family Scholarship
This scholarship of §100.00, the gift of
Mr. A. Dukowski of Vancouver, will be awarded
to a deserving student of Polish Language or
Literature who shows promise of ability for
independent work in one of these fields.
The Pacific Pine Co. Ltd. Scholarship
in Forestry
A scholarship of §300.00, gift of Pacific Pine
Co. Ltd., New Westminster, is available for a
student engaging in graduate study and research
in Forestry at the University of British
Columbia.  It will be awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry to a
student who has a good scholastic record, and
has shown special interest in and aptitude
for the field of forest products.  In making
the award, consideration will be given to
promise of ability in investigational and
research work.


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