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 1093
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945.
The third regular meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia for the Session 1944-45 was held on
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945, at 8:00 p.m., in the Board
and Senate Room.
Present:  President N.A.M. MacKenzie (in the Chair),
Chancellor Eric W. Hamber, Dean F.M. Clement, Dean J.N.
Finlayson, Dean D. Buchanan, Dr. J.C. Berry, Dr. G.H. Harris,
Mr. F.A. Forward, Dr. H.J. MacLeod, Mr. W.H. Gage, Dr. O.J.
Todd, Mr. H.N. MacCorkindale, Mr. F.J.Burd, Mr. A.R.Lord,
Mr. H.O. English, Mr. W.R. McDougall, Dr. John M. Ewing, Mr.
H.T. Logan, Dr. G.G. Sedgewick, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley,
Mr. A.E. Lord, Dr. H.V. Warren, Dr. A.E.D. Grauer, Miss
Isobel Harvey, Brigadier Sherwood Lett, Mrs. Sally Murphy
Creighton, Mr. Eric W. Johnson, His Grace The Most Rev. A.U.
dePencier, and Miss Florence S. Mulloy.
Expressions of regret for their inability to attend the
meeting were received from Dr. C.H. Wright, Mr. J.W. Spencer,
Mr. A. S. Matheson and Dr. J. F. Walker.
Dr. Todd  )
Dr. Grauer) That the minutes of the second regular
meeting of December 13th and of the
special meeting of December 29th, 1944,
be taken as read and adopted.
Carried
Appointment of Committee on Bostock Lectureship
President
Librarian
Member of the Faculty of Arts and Science - to
be appointed by the President.
Speaker for the Spring Congregation
The President reported that the Honourable John Hart,
Premier, had been requested to give the Congregation
Address on May 10th, and that a definite reply would be
received from the Premier when he knew what his engagements
would be at that time. 1094
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945.
From the Board of Governors
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
transmitting a brief from the Pharmaceutical Association of
the Province of British Columbia dealing with the need for
the establishment of a College of Pharmacy on the University Campus.  The Board had referred this to the Senate for
a report with reference to the courses involved.
Mr. A.E. Lord)
Dr. Warren   ) That the appointment of a Committee
on a course in Pharmacy be left in
the hands of the Chair.
Carried
For the information of Senate a letter was received
from the Board of Governors with reference to the contribution from Mr. H.R. MacMillan, President of B.C. Packers,
for a course in Fisheries.  The Board had accepted Mr.
MacMillan's offer and authorized the appointment of a Professor of Fisheries in the Department of Zoology.
A communication was received from the Board of Governors approving of the recommendation of Senate that the
offer of Price, Waterhouse and Company to provide a scholarship of $250.00 for a student in Third Year Commerce be
accepted.
The Board of Governors had also approved of the recommendation of Senate that the offer of the Vancouver Section
of the National Council of Jewish Women to provide an
annual bursary of $100.00 for a woman student be accepted.
A letter was received from the Board with reference to 1095
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945.
the Hewitt Bostock Memorial Lecture, approving of the action
taken by Senate in respect of the setting up of a Committee
to arrange the details of the lectureship.
A letter was received from the Board of Governors with
reference to the bequests to the University under the Will
of the late Mrs. Mary Catharine Fisher of the sum of $50,000
to set up a Chair of Medicine and of the sum of $25,000.00
to set up a Chair of Aeronautics.  These bequests had been
accepted in principle by the Board subject to satisfactory
arrangements being worked out within the terms of the Will,
and to Senate approving of the establishment of these
courses.  The President stated that he had taken up with the
Dean of Applied Science the possibility of arranging a
course in Aeronautical Engineering for the coming session,
and that the bequest in respect of a Chair of Medicine
a
would have to stand until such time as/ Faculty of Medicine
might be established.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
A recommendation for the establishment of a separate
Department of Social Work was received from the Faculty of
Arts and Science.
Dean Buchanan)
Miss Harvey  ) That this recommendation be approved.
Carried
The following changes in the courses to be offered in
the Summer Session, 1945, were submitted by the Faculty of
Arts and Science: 1096
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945.
The addition of: English 9(b) (Shakspere) and
English 16 (Romantic Poetry, I78O-I83O) as the
senior courses in -nglish.
The substitution of History 10 for History 3.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That these changes be approved.
Carried
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
New Awards
The following Calendar announcement for the H. R.
MacMillan Loan Fund, as approved by the Board of Governors, was received for information from the Committee on
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries:
The H.R. MacMillan Loan Fund
Through the generosity of Mr. H.R.MacMillan, a
loan fund has been established to assist students
in Forestry.  Loans from this fund are to be repaid
within three years from graduation, and until then
no interest will be charged.  Assistance to any one
student is limited to Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00).
Loans will be made on the basis of scholarship and
financial need, and will be recommended by the Joint
Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries, in consultation with the Head of the Department of Forestry.  Students may obtain application
forms and further details from the Bursar.
The recommendation of the Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries that the offer of the News-
Herald Awards in Journalism be accepted on the following
terms, was received:
The News-Herald Awards in Journalism
The Vancouver News-Herald offers annually two
prizes to students who show promise in journalism.
The first prize of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) is
open to undergraduates of the Third Year or higher
Years of any Faculty.  The Second prize of One Hundred 1097
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945.
Fifty Dollars ($150.00) is open to First or Second
Year students of any Faculty.  A winner In one of
these categories is not eligible for a second award
in the same category.  Each competitor must submit
five original articles published or suitable for
publication in the Ubyssey or other newspapers during
the year preceding the awards.  These articles may
be news stories, feature articles, reports, reviews,
or editorial.  Awards will be made by Senate on the
recommendation of a Committee consisting of the
Editor of the News-Herald and the Head of the Department of English.  Articles must be in the hands of the
Registrar not later than March 31st.
This had been approved by the Faculties and by the
Board of Governors subject to the approval of Senate.
Mr. Gage )
Dr. Berry) That Senate approve of these awards.
Carried
The Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
recommended to Senate the acceptance of the University
Women's Club Bursary for Social Work on the following
terms, subject to final approval by the University Women's
Club and to any minor adjustments:
The University Women's Club Bursary for Social Work
A bursary of $100.00, given by the University Women's
Club of Vancouver, will be available to assist a woman
student in the professional course in Social Work.  To
be eligible for this award a student must have high
scholastic standing, an aptitude for Social Work, and
financial need.  The award will be made on the recommendation of the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships, and Bursaries in consultation with the
Head of the Department of Social Work.  Applications,
on forms available at the Registrar's Office, must
be received by the Registrar not later than September
15th.
Mr. Gage     )
Dean Mawdsley) That this recommendation be
approved.
Carried 1098
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945
The Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
also recommended that the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Bursary
be accepted and that the following statement be included
in the Calendar:
The Gamma Phi Beta Bursary
A bursary of Fifty Dollars ($50.00), the gift of
the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority,
will be awarded annually to a student in any year of
the Home Economics Course.  To be eligible for this
award, a student must have financial need and high
scholastic standing.  The award will be made on the
recommendation of the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships, and Bursaries, to the most deserving
applicant.  Applications, on forms available at the
Registrar's Office, must be received by the Registrar
not later than September 15th.
Mr. Gage     )
Dean Mawdsley) That Senate approve this award.
Carried
A recommendation for the acceptance of the following
bursary was received from the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries:
The Provincial Council of British Columbia,
Canadian Daughters' League, Bursary.
A bursary of $100.00, the gift of the Provincial
Council of British Columbia, Canadian Daughters' League,
will be available annually to assist a woman student
who could not otherwise continue her course.  The award,
which will be made on the basis of character, academic
record, and scholastic ability, will be open to students
entering the Teacher Training Course.  In the event that
no applicant in this course can qualify, the award will
be open to students entering Social Work.  The award
will be made on the recommendation of the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes Scholarships and Bursaries.  Applications, on forms available at the Registrar's Office,
must be received by the Registrar not later than
September 15th.
Mr. Gage      )
Mrs. Creighton) That Senate approve the terms of 1099
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945.
this award.
Carried
Changes in Existing Awards
The following changes in existing awards were reported by the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries:
Summer Session  Students' Association Scholarship -
Increased from $30.00 to $40.00 commencing the
summer of 1945.
Timber Preservers Limited Prizes - Increased from $60.00,
$25.00 and $15.00 to $65.00, $45.00 and $25.00
respectively.
Geldart Riadore Bursary - Reduced from $175.00 to
$150.00.
B.C. Fruit Growers' Golden Jubilee Scholarship -
Increased from $100.00 to $125.00.
Ahepa Prize for Proficiency in Greek - Increased from
$75-00 to $100.00.
For the information of Senate a letter was received
from the Chairman of the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries stating that, because of a decrease
in income, it had been found necessary to reduce the
number of the Khaki University and Y.M.C.A. Memorial
Fund Bursaries from 10 to 5 bursaries of $100.00 each.
This change had been approved by the Board of Governors.
The following proposals with respect to the Special
Bursaries and Royal Institution and University Scholarships were submitted by the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries.  These had also been approved by
the Board of Governors.
1. That the amount budgeted for scholarships be
increased to cover the entire cost of the Uni- 1100
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945.
versity Scholarships, by decreasing accordingly
the amount budgeted for Special Bursaries.
2. That the University, Royal Institution, and University and Royal Institution Scholarships for all
years of all Faculties, and for Senior Matriculation, be fixed at Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00)
each.
3. That, should (2) be adopted, the fifteen "University and Royal Institution Scholarships for University Entrance"be re-named "University Scholarships for University Entrance" and the six "University and Royal Institution Scholarships for Senior
Matriculation" be re-named "Royal Institution
Scholarships for Senior Matriculation".
Awards
A recommendation for the award of the William
MacKenzie Swan Memorial Bursary to Mr. Tom Foster Scott,
Fourth Year Applied Science, as approved by the Faculty of
Applied Science, was received from the Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries.
Mr. Gage      )
Dean Finlayson) That this recommendation be
approved.
Carried
Reports of Committees
On Calendar
The report of the Committee on Calendar for 1945-46
was presented by the Chairman, Dr. Todd.  Copies of the
report setting forth the principal changes had been circulated to the members of Senate.
Dr. Todd     )
Dean Buchanan) That this report be adopted.
Carried
On Honorary Degrees
Dr. Sedgewick, Chairman, presented the recommendation 1101
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945.
of the Committee:
"That the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa,
be conferred on the Honourable and Rev. Dr. H.J.
Cody, President of the University of Toronto."
Dr. Sedgewick      )
Archbishop dePencier) That this recommendation be
approved.
Carried
Mrs. Creighton)
Mr. Gage     ) That the suggestion that Miss Emily
Carr be granted an honorary degree
at the Spring Congregation be
referred to the Committee on Honorary
Degrees with power to act.
Carried
Dr. Sedgewick )
Dean Finlayson) That the report of the Committee as
a whole be approved.
Carried
On Faculty of Medicine
Dean Finlayson, Chairman, reported that a subcommittee representing the Committee of Senate on a
Faculty of Medicine and the Educational Committee of the
B.C. Medical Association had interviewed the Premier in
Victoria on January l6th with reference to a Faculty of
Medicine.
In connection with the proposed establishment of
this Faculty:
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Warren   ) That Senate urge that the Provincial
Laboratories be located on the University Campus and that a copy of
this resolution be sent to the Premier
and to the Provincial Secretary.
Carried
Requirements for University Entrance and Senior
Matriculation for 1946.
9 1102
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945-
j, ^^ An outline of the proposed changes In the "Requirements
for University Entrance and Senior Matriculation" for 1946,
as approved by the Faculties, had been circulated to members
of Senate.
4.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That these changes be approved.
j Carried
Report of Registrar on Special Second Term Courses
A report was received from the Registrar showing a
registration of 143 ex-service personnel for the Special
Winter Session Courses as at February 14th, 1945*
v Dr. Ewlng asked the opinion of Senate with reference
to admitting regular students to a Special Session for
*■ Returned Men at Victoria College in order to assist in
^       financing such classes.  It was the feeling of Senate that
> (in accordance with the resolution passed at the meeting on
December 13th, 1944) these special courses should be
y reserved for men and women from the services.
Dean Buchanan)
) Mr. Gage    ) That Senate approve a Spring Session
for ex-service personnel, covering
a period similar to the Summer
i Session, during which a student may
take a maximum of two courses (six
units).
Carried
Correspondence
A A letter was received from Mr. T. Larsen, Chairman of
the Library Committee, submitting to Senate the following
recommendations with reference to University publications:
A 1. That certain publications now issued regularly by
i the University, including the Calendar, the Summer A-
1103
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945.
Session Announcement, and the Requirements for University Entrance and for Senior Matriculation, be given
a volume and part number, and issued as a series to
be called "The University of British Columbia
Publications".
2. That the Library be authorized to publish, over the
University's imprint, two annual bulletins, to be
included in "The University of British Columbia
Publications", namely:
(a) A bulletin devoted primarily to the work of the
Faculty.  To include a bibliography of Faculty
publications (preferably in the form of abstracts
of the papers and articles printed), together
with such reports on research completed or in
progress as the departments concerned and the
editorial committee may see fit.
(b) A bulletin devoted primarily to the work of the
students.  To include abstracts of such Masters'
theses, as the departments concerned and the
editorial committee may consider deserving such
publication.
3. To assist the Editorial Committee, it is recommended
that commencing with the 1945-46 session, all candidates for the Master's degree be required to submit
with their theses an abstract suitable for publication and approved by the Department concerned.  And
to enable the Library to make Masters' theses
available on loan without risking the loss of the file
copy, it is recommended further that candidates be
required to deposit two copies of their theses in the
Library instead of one, as at present.
4. That Senate appoint an Editorial Committee, of which
the Librarian shall be Chairman, ex-offioio, the
other members to be representatives of the Faculties.
5. In the opinion of the Library Committee, it is most
desirable, for purposes of record, that every printed
publication issued by the various departments of the
University be given a serial number.  As these numbers
would be primarily for Library purposes, they should
be assigned by the Library of the University; but no
control whatsoever over content is either implied or
intended.
Mr. A. E. Lord    )
Mr. W.R.MacDougall) That these recommendations
be approved.      Carried 1104
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945.
A letter of greetings to the President of the University of British Columbia from the Rector of the University
of Florence, Italy, was forwarded by Brigadier William
Murphy, Commander, 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade, Central
Mediterranean Forces, who had arranged for a series of lec-
tues on Italian history and culture to be given certain of
his personnel by English-speaking Professors at the University of Florence.
For the information of Senate the President read the
reply on behalf of the University of British Columbia, to
the message from the University of Florence acknowledging
and reciprocating their good wishes.
A letter was received from the Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries recommending to Senate that the
following prize be accepted:
The Dorothy and William. Dorbils Essay Prize
in Botany and Geology
A cash prize of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), the
gift of Dorothy and William Dorbils, will be awarded
to the student who submits the best essay on the subject of plant indicators in relation to sub-surface
geology including deposits of economic minerals.  The
essay shall include a review of the knowledge already
available in this field and the results of some preliminary work carried on by the applicant.  In awarding the prize, consideration will be given to the
ability of the applicant to carry on independent research.  Provided satisfactory arrangements are made
with the Departments concerned, the essay may be
accepted as fulfilling part of the student's academic
requirements.  A copy of the winning essay must be
forwarded to the donors.  Students who intend to submit essays must consult the Chairman of the Scholarship
Committee before October 15th.  Essays must be submitted by the last day of lectures.  The award will be
made on the recommendation of the Departments concerned. 1105
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945.
a Mk\ Mr. Gage     )
^^ Dean Finlayson) That this award be approved.
Carried
.i
An increase in the Mary C. Lipsett Bursary from $200.00
to $250.00 and in the Lady Laurier Club Bursary from $75.00
to $85.00 was reported by the Committee on Prizes, Scholar-
x ships and Bursaries.
A recommendation for the award of the William H. Kelly
Prize of $15.00 to Wilfrid Kenny, Fourth Year Applied
Science, with the approval of Dean Finlayson, was received
from the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries.
- Mr. Gage      )
Dean Finlayson) That this award be approved.
Carried
<- The President reported that Professor F. H. Soward had,
9      st his request, attended a meeting of the University Advisory Board held in Ottawa on January l8th, and also a meeting of the Committee of the National Conference of Canadian
Universities on Post-War Problems held at McGill University
on January 5th and 6th.
Reference was made by the President to the death of
- Professor G. E. Robinson, a former member of Senate, on
January 24th, 1945, and to the death of Dr. R. L. Reid, a
fc former member of the Board of Governors and recipient of an
^ Honorary Degree, on February 6th, 1945•
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Dr. Warren  ) That the appointment of a Committee to
x prepare memorial statements for Dr.
Reid and Professor Robinson be left in
the hands of the Chair, and that these
S statements be spread on the minutes 1106
Wednesday, February 14th, 1945.
of Senate and copies sent to Mrs.
Robinson and Mrs. Reid.
Carried
The members of Senate stood in silent tribute to the
memories of Professor Robinson and Dr. Reid.
A welcome was extended to Brigadier Sherwood Lett on
his return after service with the Canadian Army overseas.
The meeting adjourned.
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