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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] Aug 28, 1936

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Friday, August 28th, 1956
The fifth regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the session 1955-36
was held on Friday, August 28th, 1936, at 8:00 p.m., in
the Board and Senate Room.
Present: Dr. D. Buchanan, Acting President (in the
Chair), Mr. J. M. Turnbull, Acting Dean, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. D. G. Laird, Dr. H. Y. Williams, Mr. A. H*
Finlay, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale, Mr. J. Newton Harvey,
Dr. J. Roy Sanderson, Rev. Dr. H. R. Trumpour, Mr. H. T.
Logan, Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, Mr. A. E. Lord, Miss A. B.
Jamieson, Mr. John C. Oliver, Miss Isobel Harvey, Mr.
Arnold A. Webster and Mr. 0* J. Thomas.
The Chairman extended a welcome to the new members
of Senate, Mr. Webster, Dr. Eagles, Dr. Laird, Dr.
Trumpour and Dr. Williams*
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from Dean F. M. Clement,
Mr. P. A. Boving, Mr. Ira Dilworth, Mr. Sherwood Lett
and Mr. Sydney Anderson.
Mr. Harvey   )
Dr. Sanderson) That the minutes of the fourth
regular meeting of May 6th, 1936,
of the adjourned meeting of May
llth, of the special meeting of
June 10th - not a quorum - and of
the special meeting of July 8th,
1936, be taken as read, and
A communication was received from the Anglican
Theological College advising that the Rev. Dr. H. R.
Trumpour had been appointed to the Principalship of the
College, and that he had been elected as the 510.
Friday, August 28th, 1936
representative of the College on the University Senate
to succeed Venerable F. C. c. Heathcote*
Notioes of appointment of Committees
On Procedure in regard to the Election of Chancellor
and Members of Senate
Hr. H. E. Angus, Chairman
Mr. A. E. Lord
Dr. Blythe Eagles
On Naturopathic Physicians* Aot
Mr. Lord, Chairman
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick
Mr. Sherwood Lett
Major H. C. Holmes
Mr. P. A. Boving
From the Board of Governors
Resolution of B. C. Teachers' Federation re
lowering of Summer Sohool Fees
Attention was called to the reduction in the
Registration Fee ($5.00 to $2.00) now made, and
effective in the Summer Session of 1936.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
Resuit8 of the Examinations of the Summer Session -
presented by Dr. Sedgewick
Dr. Sedgewick)
Miss Harvey  ) That the report from the Faculty
of Arts and Science concerning the
examination results of the Summer
Session of 1936 be approved, and
that degrees be granted to the
candidates recommended.
Carried 511.
Friday, August 28th, 1936
Recommendations in regard to Prizes and Scholarships -
presented by Dr. Eagles.
That the following awards be made:
The Summer Session Students Association
Scholarship, Second Year, $30.00,-
Wilfred John MacDonald  76.55$)
Jesse James Williams    76.55$) Equal
The British Columbia Teachers* Federation
Scholarship, Third Year, $50.00,-
Robert Henry Heywood    80.00$.
That if possible a second Scholarship be awarded
in the Second Year since two candidates are equal.
Dr. Eagles)
Hr. Thomas) That recommendation No. 1 be approved,
Dr. Eagles)
Mr. Thomas) That recommendation No. 2 be adopted*
Dr. Trumpour took the chair while Dean Buchanan
presented a statement of the comparative standings of
members of the Players* Club and members of other
organizations in the examinations in April, 1955, and
April, 1956.  This information had been requested by a
member of Senate.
The Acting President resumed the chair.
Speaker for the Autumn Congregation
Dr. Sedgewick)
Mr. Lord     ) That the Chairman make arrangements for a speaker for the
Autumn Congregation.
Carried 512.
Friday, August 28th, 1956
Report of the Committee on Naturopathic Physicians' Act
Mr. Lord, Chairman, presented a report, as follows:
In considering the "Act respecting Naturopathic
Physicians**, the Committee felt that the Senate is in
duty bound to advance the public interests Of British
Columbia in every way within its power and scope, and
to assist the Board of Governors in exercising a like
function. At the same time the Committee has felt it
necessary to lay before Senate certain considerations
which are involved in the Act referred to above, and
it recommends that these be submitted to the Board in
form of the following memoranda.
1.  Under section 4.1 of the Act, the Senate is asked
to recommend approval of certain "schools of
naturopathy or drugless therapeutics**.  Hitherto,
the Senate has been asked to make recommendation
only on requests for affiliation.  And it is not
easy to distinguish between "approval" and at
least a measure of academic recognition.  But,
so far as we can learn, no such recognition is
granted by universities of states in which
schools of naturopathy are located.  This is no
reflection whatsoever on the character of these
schools: it simply means that, like many
institutions of a technical nature, they do not
come within the scope of academic recognition
4 as usually accorded by universities.
(Note: The University of Saskatchewan does
t recognize, by virtue of provincial legislation,
schools of drugless healing under requirements
less rigorous than those outlined in section 9.1
**- of the Act.  So far as the Committee can learn,
none of these schools are in the Province of
2*  The University of British Columbia has no
departments that give instruction in anatomy,
> physiology, etc. (subjects mentioned in section
9.2 of the Act)*  Consequently, it has no means
of approving such examinations as are mentioned
t in section 9.2*  Nor has the Board of Governors
any means of determining the merit of appeals
I from these examinations.  It should also be
remembered that, under the University A0t,
control of examinations is vested not in the
Board but in the Senate*
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Friday, August 28th, 1936
3.  Under section 10, the Senate may be asked to make
recommendations of a kind which it has not
previously made and which do not appear to come
within its powers as laid down by the University
4*  It is true that the University of Saskatchewan
does exercise power in granting certificates to
Naturopathic Physicians as well as to members of
practically all other professional bodies in that
province.  But the University of Saskatchewan
oame into being along with the province which it
serves*  The University of British Columbia,
therefore, operates under conditions which differ
very greatly from those obtaining in Saskatchewan.
5.  The "Act respecting Naturopathic Physicians" is a
departure from the poliey initiated by the
amended Chiropractors* Act, now in operation,
which had to deal with a legislative problem that
is precisely similar.
Hr. Lord     )
Dr. Sedgewick) That the report be adopted*
Carri ed
«t The following recommendations were received from the
High School and University Matriculation B0ard, together
with a letter of approval from the Joint Faculty Committee
on Prizes and Scholarships:
That the Board of Examiners recommend to the
Senate of the University of British Columbia
that special Scholarships of $150.00 each be
provided for:
Don Nazter of Eorth Burnaby High School, who
took an extra optional subject but fell considerably below the average which he had made
in other subjects, in English Literature*
Had his Literature been dropped and his extra
language counted he would have ranked first
in the Province*
Thomas Shegetsngu Tamaki, of Ladner High School,
a Japanese boy, was somewhat low in his English
marks but almost tied with his classmate,
Donald A. M. Doyle, who won the District
Scholarship. 514.
Friday, August 28th, 19 36
That Miss Eileen Keel, a student of South Burnaby
High School, whose average standing on the
examinations held in June last was raised from
90.5 per cent to 91.4 as a result of the rereading of her answer paper in Chemistry II, thus
placing her in practically the same rank as the
other three leading Junior Matriculation candidates, be recommended to the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for a scholarship
of $150.00.
Dr. Eagles)
Mr. Logan ) That these recommendations be approved
and sent up to the Board of Governors.
A letter was received from the students of the
Directed Reading Course, History 11 (a), recording their
appreciation of the splendid work done by Mr. Cooke and
his assistants in this course.
The Secretary was instructed to write a letter to
The Most Reverend A. U. de Pencier expressing the
sympathy of Senate in his bereavement through the death
of Mrs. de Penoier.
Hr. Lord  )
Hr. Oliver) That we adjourn.
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