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 5296
Wednesday, September 16, 1970
The first regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the session 1970-71 was held on Wednesday, September 16, 1970
at 8:00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present: President W. H. Gage (Chairman), Deputy President W. M.
Armstrong, Dr. C. S. Belshaw, Mr. S. Black. Rev. J. Blewett, Mr. C. B.
Bourne, Mrs. A. Brearley, Dr. C. A. Brockley, Dr. D. G. Brown, Dr. T. H.
Brown, Mr. F. J. Cairnie, Mr. C. M. Campbell Jr., Dr. S. D. Cavers,
Dr. J. D. Chapman, Dr. D. H. Chitty, Dr. R. M. Clark, Dr. M. F. Clarke,
Dean I. McTaggart Cowan, Dean G. F. Curtis, Dr. R. Daniells, Mr. J.
Davies, Dr. C. W. J. Eliot, Rev. R. W. Finn, Dr. S. M. Friedman,
Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Dr. W. C. Gibson, Mr. J. Guthrie. Dr. D. F.
Hardwick, Dr. C. S. Holling, Mr. D. S. M. Huberman, Dr. R. F. Kelly,
Dr. J. M. Kennedy, Dean D. T. Kenny, Dr. W. D. Kitts, Mrs. W. T. Lane,
Mrs. J. MacD. Lecky, Mr. S. S. Lefeaux, Dean S. W. Leung, Dr. P. A.
Lusztig, Miss E. K. McCann, Dr. A. J. McClean, Dean Helen McCrae,
Dean J. F. McCreary, Dr. C. A. McDowell, Dr. M. F. McGregor, Mr. K. R.
Martin, Mr. J. R. Meredith, Dr. B. N. Moyls, Dr. J. M. Norris, Dr. H. P.
Oberlander, Mr. E. O'Brien, Dean V. J. Okulitch, Mr. R. F. Osborne,
Dr. P. H. Pearse, Mr. S. Persky, Mr. P. Plant, Dean B. E. Riedel,
Mr. J. V. Rogers, Dr. G. Rosenbluth, Dr. I. Ross, Dean N. V. Scarfe,
Dr. R. F. Sharpe, Dean M. Shaw, Dr. J. 11. G. Smith, Dr. J. K. Stager,
Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Mr. K. Waldman. Dr. W. A. Webber, Dr. B. L. White,
Dean P. H. White, Mr. D. R. Williams, Rev. R. A. Wilson. Dr. W. D. Young.
Observers:  Mr. J. A. Banham, Mr. J. P. Blaney. Mr. T. A. Myers,
Mr. P. Thomps on.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor A. M. McGavin, Dr. A. E. Aho, Mr. R. M. Bibbs, Mr. D. M.
Brousson, Dean W. D. Finn, Mr. I. F. Greenwood, Dr. S. Israels, Mr. D. F.
Miller, Mr. J. Reid Mitchell, Dr. G. M. Volkoff.
The Chairman welcomed new members to Senate who were replacing
members on leave-of-absence during the 1970-71 session.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dean Scarfe )     That the Minutes oh thz tenth regular
Mr. Plant   )     mzeting oh Sznatz h°l thz Session 1969-70,
having bzzn circulated, bz taken as read
and adopted.
Carried 5297
Wednesday, September 16, 1970
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval of Senate recommendations - subject, where
applicable, to the proviso that none of the programmes be implemented
without formal reference to the President and the formal agreement of
the President; and that the Deans and Department Heads concerned with
new programmes be asked to indicate the space requirements, if any,
of such new programmes.
(i)   New course and course change to be offered by the Faculty of
Arts.  (Page 5261)
(ii)  Accounting 459 to be offered as an Extension credit course
during 1970-71 by the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration.  (Page 5290)
(iii) Sociology 100 to replace Sociology 200 as a required course in
the Dental Hygiene Programme.  (Page 5283)
(iv)  Extra-sessional credit courses to be offered during 1970-71 by
the Faculty of Education.  (Page 5293)
(v)   New courses and course proposals in the Faculties of Agricultural
Sciences, Commerce and Business Administration and Science to be
offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  (Page 5277)
(vi)  Proposal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies with respect to an
Institute of Applied Mathematics and Statistics approved in
principle; and that no action be taken pending a full investigation with respect to funds and space required.  (Page 5283-84)
(vii) Course changes to be offered by the Faculty of Science. (Page 5263-65) 5298
Wednesday, September 16, 1970
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval of Senate recommendations - subject, where
applicable, to the proviso that none of the programmes be implemented
without formal reference to the President and the formal agreement of
the President; and that the Deans and Department Heads concerned with
new programmes be asked to indicate the space requirements, if any,
of such new programmes.  (Continued)
(viii) Extension credit courses to be offered by the Extension
Department subject to the approval of the Faculty of Arts
and the Faculty of Science.  (Page 5294-95)
(ix)   Paediatrics 351 to be offered by the Faculty of Medicine.
(Page 5283)
(x)    Recommendations approved as outlined under the headings
General Matters and The Organization of Continuing Education
in the report of the Senate Committee on Continuing Education
and the recommendation of Senate in respect to Budgeting
received for information and further consideration by the
Board.  (Page 5284-89)
Annual Financial Report of the University, 1969-70
As required under Section 50 of the Universities Act, the Board of
Governors had forwarded to Senate a copy of the Annual Financial Report,
Balance Sheet and Financial Statements of the University, March 31, 1970.
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Leung   )    That the new awards listzd in  Appendix 'A'
Dr. McGregor )    be accepted subject to thz approval o{ thz
Board oh Govzrnors , and tixat Izttzns oh
thanks  be sznt to thz donors.
Carried 5299
Wednesday, September 16, 1970
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
The Secretary stated that there would be no report from the Senate
Admissions Committee at the present time.
Nominating Committee
Dr. Cavers presented the report of the Nominating Committee making
the following recommendations:
Ad hoc committee to recommend to the Senate regulations and
procedures necessary to implement the principle of five year
reviews of Faculties and of Departments.  (Page 5272 Senate Minutes)
Membership:    Dr. R. M. Clark
Dean W. D. Finn
Dr. D. F. Hardwick
Dean D. T. Kenny
Dr. A. J. McClean
Dr. M. W. Steinberg
Dr. R. W. Stewart
Committee to consult with the Faculties to determine the need for
degree programmes for part-time students.  (Page 5284 Senate Minutes)
Membership:    Dr. S. D. Cavers
Dr. J. D. Dennison
Dr. R. F. Kelly
Mrs. J. MacD. Lecky
Dr. W. Robbins
Dean M. Shaw
Dr. J. K. Stager 5300
Wednesday, September 16, 1970
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating Committee (Continued)
Committee on special Introductory programme for native Indian
students
The Nominating Committee approved the suggestion by Dr. J. D.
Dennison that he should be replaced by Dr. A. J. More on this
committee in view of Dr. More's considerable knowledge in this
field.  (Page 5269 Senate Minutes)
Committee to report on minimum standards for the physical,
financial and academic resources per student (Page 5214 Senate Minutes)
The Nominating Committee was asked to appoint a student Senator
to this committee and recommended that Mr. E. O'Brien be appointed.
Dr. Cavers   )    That Senate approvz the recommendations oh
Dr. Hardwick )    thz Nominating Committzz.
Carried
Ad hoc committee on Athletic Eligibility Regulations
Mr. Osborne presented the report of the committee. He stated that
the committee had discussed the matter thoroughly after a further
review of  the regulations by both the Men's and Women's Athletic
Committees. Minor changes only were made in the wording of the
regulations.
Mr. Osborne )     That Senate approve thz rzport oh thz ad hoc
Dr. Gibson  )     committzz on Athletic Eligibility Regulations
and thz minutes contained thzrein.
The policy of rejecting athletic scholarships as a recruiting device
was questioned. The Chairman explained that where Athletic Scholarships are awarded they are given only on condition that recipients
participate in the sport concerned. U.B.C. did not award such scholarships. Scholarships may be awarded on the basis of athletic skill but 5301
Wednesday, September 16, 1970
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc committee on Athletic Eligibility Regulations (Continued)
holding of the scholarships is not conditional on the recipients
participating in athletics.
After further discussion the motion was put and carried.
The Chairman reported that there was considerable interest among
students and Alumni as well as in Senate for consideration and clarification of the role of athletics in the University.
Report of the Director of Summer Session 1970
Received for information.
Report of the Registrar on Summer Session Registration
The Secretary explained that the figures on summer session registration were down a little this year but that there was no special
significance to this.
Dr. Moyls   )    That the rzport oh the dire,cXor oh Summer
Mr. Meredith )    Session and the rzport o{ thz Rzgistrar
on Summzr Session Registrati.on be received.
Carried
Senate Membership
Senate was asked to ratify the appointments of the following
representatives to replace those on leave-of-absence during the 1970-71
session:
Mr. J. R. Mitchell, Department of Education, to replace Dr. R. F.
Gray who is on leave-of-absence from July 1, 1970 to June 30, 1971.
Dr. B. L. White, Department of Physics, to replace Dr. N. A. Hall
who is on leave-of-absence from September 1, 1970 to June 30, 1971. 5302
Wednesday, September 16, 1970
Senate Membership (Continued)
Dr. P. H. Pearse, Department of Economics, to replace Mr. G. R.
Selman who is on leave-of-absence from Julv 1, 1970 to June 30, 1971.
Dr. P. A. Lusztig, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration,
to replace Dr. W. E. Willmott who is on leave-of-absence from
July 1, 1970 to June 30, 1971.
Dean Cowan   )    ThaX Sznatz approve the above appointmznts.
Mr. Huberman )
Carried
Membership of Senate Committees
It was suggested that Dr. R. F. Kelly should serve on the Senate
Curriculum Committee during the period of Dr. Hall's leave-of-absence.
Dr. Hardwick )    That Senate approve the above recommendation.
Dr. Clark    )
Carried
Extension of accreditation of the Medical School
Dean McCreary explained that all Medical Schools on this continent
were evaluated approximately every five years.  The Survev Team of the
Liaison Committee on Medical Education recommended that the Faculty of
Medicine be granted continued full approval as an accredited medical
school, as a Member of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges and
as an Affiliate Member of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Proposals of Senate Members
(a) Proposal that the Director of the Centre for Continuing Education
be invited to attend Senate meetings
At  the June  10,   1970 meeting of Senate Mr.   Stuart-Stubbs  gave notice
of motion to the effect that the Director of the Centre for Continuing 5303
Wednesday, September 16, 1970
Proposals of Senate Members
(a) Proposal that the Director of the Centre for Continuing Education
be invited to attend Senate meetings (Continued)
Education be invited  to attend  all Senate meetings.     Mr.   Stuart-Stubbs
stated that although Mr.   Selman was  a member of Senate at the present
time there was no provision under the terms of  the Universities Act
for the Centre  to be represented in Senate.
Mr. Stuart-Stubbs    ) That thz director, or in his absence thz
Dr. Oberlander )  Acting director,  oh the. Czntrz hor Continuing
Education bz invitzd to attznd and to
participatz in all mzztings of Sznatz,  but
without a vote.
Carried
(b) Request of a new Ecumenical Theological Centre to affiliate with
The University of British Columbia
Dr. Clark explained that the Boards of Governors of the Anglican
Theological College and Union College had unanimously voted to create
an ecumenical centre for theological education on the University campus.
As a first step the two Boards agreed that the new centre should operate
as one institution with one Principal, one Board of Governors and one
Senate.  Provision was to be made so that any other Christian denomination or tradition desiring to be included in the centre or to be
affiliated with it should be able to do so on mutually acceptable terms.
If an affiliation agreement could be worked out with the University
similar to the present affiliation agreement for the two theological
colleges, these colleges would be replaced by the new centre. The
Boards of Governors had appointed an Implementation Committee responsible
for making the recommendations to the Boards to create the centre. The
Implementation Committee was considering a draft constitution for the 5304
Wednesday, September 16, 1970
Proposals of Senate Members
(b) Request of a new Ecumenical Theological Centre to affiliate with
The University of British Columbia (Continued)
new institution for presentation to the Private Bills Committee of the
Legislative Assembly by January 15, 19 71 in order to be considered at
the next session of the Assembly.
Dr. Clark gave notice of motion as follows:
"On behalf of the Implementation Committee we request
that at its October meeting the Senate be prepared to establish
a committee to consider a request for affiliation with the
University of the new ecumenical centre."
In order to save time Senate agreed that the Nominating Committee
should select the membership of this committee and present their
recommendations at the October 14 Senate meeting.
A query was raised as to whether the two colleges would cease to
exist or whether a third corporate body would be set up.  It was
stated that if an appropriate affiliation agreement could be worked
out satisfactorily the two colleges would disappear and there would
be just one centre.
Centre for Transportation Research
Deputy President Armstrong explained that in October 1969 a
temporary committee was established to allocate funds received from the
Canadian Transport Commission for Transportation Research and also to
explore the possibility of setting up a research centre on the campus.
The grant from the Canadian Transport Commission amounts to $360,000: 5305
Wednesday, September 16, 1970
Centre for Transportation Research (Continued)
$70,000. this year, $90,000. next year and $100,000. in each of the two
succeeding years.  Continued support would depend on a major review some
time during the third year. At its meeting in July the Board of
Governors approved the establishment of a Centre for Transportation
Research subject to the examination of academic implications by Senate.
There was some discussion as to the status of the Centre and, in
particular, whether or not it was in reality an Institute.
It was finally agreed that the proposal be referred to the Senate
New Programmes Committee.
Other Business
Mr. Persky stated that several months ago he had given notice of
motion concerning the situation of faculty members at Simon Fraser
University. He stated that recently the Canadian Sociology and
Anthropology Association had requested Universities in Canada to offer
positions to Simon Fraser faculty members wishing to leave because of
a boycott.
Mr.  Persky    ) That a committzz oh Sznat.z bz struck to
Mr. Davies    ) consider thz request oh thz Canadian Sociology
and Anthropology Association.
Lost
In response to a question as to his personal hopes and objectives
for the University the Chairman stated that concerning academic matters
the decisions should be made by Faculty.  The President must be guided
very much by what the Faculty feels is in the best interests of the
community that they serve, of the province and of Canada. He felt it 5306
Wednesday, September 16, 1970
was not their function to become involved in so-called relevant problems.
This University must be concerned with fundamental principles which will
enable our students and graduates to arrive at conclusions or solutions
for themselves. He expressed the hope that through their research
members of faculty would not only develop their minds and enhance knowledge in their special fields but would have the objective of better
serving their students.  Faculty could best serve their students by a
judicious combination of, and enthusiasm for, research and effective
teaching at the same time.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
(   / Secretary
Confirmed,    __
Chairman. 5307
Wednesday, September 16, 1970
APPENDIX 'A'
New Awards Recommended to Senate
The Geigy (Canada) Ltd. Scholarship
A scholarship of $500 donated by Geigy (Canada) Ltd. will be
awarded annually to an outstanding graduate of a Faculty of
Pharmacy in Canada who is beginning a program of graduate study in
the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British
Columbia.
The Harry Hobson Memorial Prize
As a memorial to Harry Hobson, his colleagues and friends have
established an annual prize of $50.00 to be awarded to the student
with the highest standing in Forestry 263.
The Irving George Chertkow Memorial Scholarship
A trust fund of $3,000 was established under the will of the late
Irving G. Chertkow, C.A., to provide a scholarship in the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration.  The Faculty may award
the proceeds of this fund annually to a student in any year of the
undergraduate programme, who has achieved high scholastic standing.
Should two candidates have similar academic standing, preference
will be given to a student in the Accounting Option.
The Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship
A scholarship of $500, gift of Beta Sigma Phi, is offered to
students in attendance at the Universitv of B.C. in a full program
of studies leading to an undergraduate degree in art, music or
literature. The scholarship will be awarded to a promising student
with an outstanding record of academic achievement.

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