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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1959-12-09

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Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2758,
The third regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for the Session 1959-60 was
held on Wednesday, December 9th, 1959, at 8:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:  President N.A.M. MacKenzie (in the Chair),
Dr. W.J. Anderson, Mrs. H.F. Angus, Mr. C.B. Bourne, Dr. J.J.R.
Campbell, Very Reverend H, Carr, Mr. A.W.R. Carrothers, Dean
S.N.F. Chant, Dr. I.McT. Cowan, Mr. L.G.R. Crouch, Dean B.A.
Eagles, Dr. G.R. Elliott, Miss M.M. Fallis, Dr. J.G. Foulks,
Dr. S.M. Friedman, Dr. W.H. Gaddes, Dean W.H. Gage, Mr. H.C
Gilliland, Mr. C.C. Gourlay, Dr. W.H. Hickman, Mr. J.N.
Hyland, Dr, F.H. Johnson, Mr. F.M. Knapp, Col. H.T. Logan,
Mrs. H. McCrae, Dean J.F. McCreary, Dr. M.F. McGregor, Dean
E.D. MacPhee, Dean A.W. Matthews, Mr. F.A. Morrison, Acting-
Dean J.F. Muir, Mr. N.T. Nemetz, Dr. F. Noakes, Mrs. L.E.
Ranta, Dr. W.N. Sage, Dr. B. Savery, Dean N.V. Scarfe, Dr.
R.F. Sharp, Dean F.H. Soward, Rev. W.S, Taylor, Dr. H.V.
Warren, Dr. R.W, Wellwood, Mr. L.G.J. Wong, Dr. C.A.H. Wright,
Dr. S.H, Zbarsky, Dr. J.K. Friesen, Mr. N. Harlow and Mr.
J.F. McLean.
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Dean G.S. Allen, Dean G.C Andrew,
Mr. J.M. Buchanan, Mr. K.P. Caple, Dean G.F. Curtis, Right
Reverend R.S. Dean, Mr. B.C. Gillie, Dr. J.E.A. Kania, Mr.
J.S. Keate, Mr. L.J. Ladner, Mr. H.N. Parrott, Dr. H.L.
Purdy and Dean G.M. Shrum. Wednesday,   December 9th,   1959    2759
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dean Soward)
Dean Chant )  That the minutes of the second regular
meeting of Senate for the Session
1959-60, having been circulated, be
taken as read and adopted.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of Recommendations
of Senate
New Courses
Notice was received that the Board of Governors,
at its meeting on October 26th, 1959, had approved the new
courses in Graduate Studies recommended by Senate at the
previous meeting.
The President added that the Board had requested
statements from the Deans and Faculty members immediately
concerned, at the time new courses were recommended, indicating
why the new course was requested, whether it replaced another,
whether it would involve additional cost for staff or equipment, and if so, whether the expenditure was justified.
Acceptance of New Awards,
Subject to approval of
Notice was received that the Board of Governors,
at its meeting on December 7th, 1959, had accepted the
following new awards and changes in awards, subject to
approval of Senate:
The Virupanna Setty Pendakur Scholarship
The George Rush Bursaries
Prize in Labour Law
The J, R. Neilson Memorial Book Prize p
Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2760
B. C Society of Internal Medicine Bursary
The Bristol Award
The Duncan Dogwoods Chapter, I.O.D.E., Bursary
The University Women's Club of White Rock Bursary
The British Columbia 1958 Centennial Scholarship
The Royal Arch Scholarship
C.B.C. Prizes in Television and Radio Writing
Vancouver Sales Executives Club Scholarship
Vancouver Sales Executives Club Ben Benwell Scholarship.
Details of these awards would be presented by Dean
Gage later in the meeting.
From the Faculties
Faculty of the College
of Education
An outline of new courses and calendar changes
recommended by the Faculty of the College of Education was
circulated at the meeting. Dean Scarfe explained that the
calendar changes were all of a minor nature.
Dr. Johnson described the two new courses proposed:
Education 419(3) - Introduction to Speech Correction, and
Education 420(3) - Teaching the Severely Mentally Handicapped.
Dean Scarfe)
Dr. Johnson)  That the proposed calendar changes be
approved as recommended, and the two new
courses recommended be approved subject
to approval of the Board of Governors.
The President asked Dean Scarfe to prepare an
explanatory memorandum on the new courses for the Board.
Faculty of Pharmacy
An outline of a proposed new four-year curriculum
in Pharmacy, leading to the B.S.P. degree, as recommended
by the Faculty of Pharmacy, was circulated at the meeting. Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2761
Dean Matthews stated that this curriculum was modified from
the optional four-year course approved by Senate in 1957-58,
and was intended to replace the present three-year programme,
effective in 1960-61.  He added that the Pharmaceutical
Association was recommending to the Provincial Legislature
that students in Pharmacy should be permitted to complete
their practical training in four-month blocks during the
summers, to prevent an extension of the overall time for
completion of the B.S.P. degree.
Dean Matthews)
Mr, Morrison )  That the new curriculum in Pharmacy
be approved as recommended.
Reports of Committees
The report of the Librarian for 1958-59 had been
circulated prior to the meeting.  Dr. Cowan, as Chairman of
the Library Committee, drew attention to the two principal
problems:  shortage of funds for purchase of books and
periodicals, emphasized by rising prices of those coming
from Great Britain; and inequality between salaries of
professional librarians and those of academic staff.
Dr. Cowan  )
Dr. McGregor)  That the report of the Librarian to
Senate for 1958-59 be forwarded to the
Board of Governors,
Dean Soward)
Dr. Warren )  That letters of thanks be sent to the
Librarian for the service the Library
renders to the University, and to the
Chairman and members of the Library
Committee for their contribution.
Carried. Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2762
Prizes, Scholarships and
Postponements of Awards
Dean Gage stated that the following students had
requested postponement of awards until September, I960:
Miss Mary Heather Fraser - The University Scholarship in
Arts and Science; Mr. Harvey David Sanders - The Warner-
Lambert Research Fellowship; Miss Rosemary Kent-Barber -
The William Rea Scholarship; Miss Linda Webster - Chris
Spencer Foundation Scholarship for University Entrance and
University Scholarship for University Entrance; Mr. Frank
Schwiegel - The Edith Cavell Hospital Bursary.
Dean Gage  )
Dean MacPhee) That postponement of these awards for
one year be granted.
New Awards and Changes
in Awards
Acceptance of the following new awards and changes
in awards was recommended under the terms indicated:
The Virupanna Setty Pendakur Scholarship
A scholarship of $400.00, established by V. S.
Pendakur in honour of his father, Virupanna Setty
Pendakur, will be awarded annually to an undergraduate
from India, or an undergraduate student of East
Indian origin born in Canada, beginning or continuing
studies in a full programme leading to a degree in
any field.  It will be awarded on the basis of
ability and merit.  Candidates who wish to be
considered for this scholarship should apply in
writing to the Dean of Administrative and Inter-
Faculty Affairs not later than March 15th.
The George Rush Bursaries
From the income on a bequest from the late George
Rush, two or more bursaries of equal value will be Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2763
awarded annually to students of scholastic ability
who are registered in any year of any faculty and
who need financial assistance to continue their
Prize in Labour Law
A prize of $50.00 will be awarded to the student
obtaining the highest standing in the final
examination of the Second Year in Law 216 (Labour
Law) .
The J, R. Neilson Memorial Book Prize
This award, in the amount of $50.00, for the course
Surgery 450, has been established by a friend of
the late Dr. Neilson to commemorate his services
to the Faculty of Medicine in its formative stages
and particularly in the field of paediatric surgery.
The Duncan Dogwoods Chapter, I.O.D.E,
A bursary of $300.00, the gift of the Duncan Dogwoods
Chapter, I.O.D.E., is offered annually to undergraduates undertaking a full programme of study at
the University of British Columbia.  It is open to
students whose homes are in the Cowichan area (School
District No. 65). Preference will be given to
students who have completed their first year, and
are having financial difficulty in continuing their
studies toward a degree.
The British Columbia 1958 Centennial
This endowed scholarship is offered annually to
students who are residents of British Columbia
and are continuing undergraduate studies in the
field of the humanities or social sciences. In
the amount of $500.00 annually, it will be awarded
to a student entering the Third Year with an
outstanding academic record.  In the selection of
the winner, the general interest and participation
of candidates in University and community affairs
may be a factor.
The University Women's Club of White
Rock Bursary
A bursary of $100.00, the gift of the University
Women's Club of White Rock, is offered annually to
a woman student graduated from one of the high
schools in School District No. 36 (White Rock and Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2764
Surrey). The award will be made to a student who
has completed the first two years of university
work and is proceeding to the Third Year of her
course.  To be eligible the applicant must have
high standing and need of financial assistance.
The Bristol Award
This award, given by Bristol Laboratories of Canada
and consisting of the latest edition of the "Modern
Drug Encyclopedia and Therapeutic Index", will be
awarded to an outstanding student of the graduating
class in Pharmacy.
The Vancouver Sales Executives Club
Ben Benwell Scholarship
A scholarship of $200.00, the gift of the Vancouver
Sales Executives Club, is available annually to a
student in Third Year of the marketing option.  The
award will be made on the recommendation of the
Faculty, consideration being given to character,
industry and the general academic record of the
student. Due consideration will also be given to
the financial need of the student selected,
Vancouver Sales Executives Club Scholarship -
reduced from $300.00 to $200.00 annually.
C.B.C. Prizes in Television and Radio Writing
Two prizes of $100.00 each, donated by the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation, are offered in competition
to winter or summer students in any faculty, graduate
or undergraduate, who are attending the University
and are registered for a full programme of studies
leading to a degree.  One of these prizes will be
offered for the best television play and the other
for the best radio play. The plays must be designed
to fill a half-hour programme or longer.  The awards
will be made by the University on the recommendation
of a committee consisting of representatives of the
Corporation and of the University.  The University
and the Committee reserve the right to withhold
either of the awards if no entry of sufficient
quality is received, or to divide the prize if two
entries are judged to be of comparable merit. The
winning of one of these awards does not in any way
obligate either the recipient or Corporation with
respect to performance or production of the play.
Students interested in the competition should get
in touch with the Chairman of the Creative Writing
Committee, Department of English.  All entries must
be submitted to him not later than August 31st, Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2765
The Royal Arch Scholarship
This scholarship, in the amount of $300,00, has
been established by the Royal Arch Masonic Order
to give assistance to sons and daughters of members
in good standing, or of deceased members, who
without assistance would be unable to continue
through University, It will be awarded annually,
on the basis of scholastic standing and need, to
an eligible student proceeding directly in the
fall from Grade XII to a full programme of studies
in the First Year at the University of British
Columbia (or Victoria College).  Candidates for
this scholarship must (a) write a full set of
scholarship examinations conducted in June by the
Department of Education, B. C; (b) complete the
General Application for Scholarship Form, which
may be obtained from the Dean of Administrative
and Inter-Faculty Affairs, University of British
Columbia.  This application form, which is to be
received by the University not later than May 15th,
must clearly indicate (i) the applicant's relationship to a member or deceased member of the Royal
Arch Masonic Order; and (ii) the applicant's
financial circumstances and those of his or her
immediate family.  Only candidates who obtain an
overall average of 70% in the Departmental
examinations will be considered.  If, in the
opinion of the University, no applicant is suitably
qualified, the award will be withheld.
B. C. Society of Internal Medicine - an additional
bursary of $550.00 for the year 1959-60 for students
in the Faculty of Medicine.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That these new awards and changes in
awards be accepted, and that appropriate
letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
For the information of Senate, Dean Gage outlined
the provisions of the recently established Drapers Company
Commonwealth Scholarships, to enable students from the United
Kingdom to study at Queen's or McGill Universities, or at
the Universities of Toronto or British Columbia. Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2766
Professors Emeriti
The President stated that, since the terms of
reference of the Committee on Professors Emeriti did not
specifically mention Deans, he had discussed with the
Committee of Deans a suggested recommendation to Senate
that Dr. Dorothy Mawdsley (who had left the University before
reaching retiral age) should be granted emeritus status.
The Deans had approved this proposal, and had communicated
their approval to the Committee on Professors Emeriti.
Dr. Sage )
Dean Chant)  That Dr. Dorothy Mawdsley be granted the
status of Dean Emerita.
Senate Elections
The Secretary read the following recommendations
of the Committee on Senate Elections, 1960:
That the election of Chancellor and members of Senate be
held on Tuesday, May 31st, 1960, in the Board and Senate
Room, Administration Building of the University of
British Columbia
That the following be appointed as scrutineers:
Mr. C B. Bourne
Mr. L. G. R. Crouch
Dr. R. D. James
Mrs. L. E. Ranta
Dr. Barnett Savery
Dr. R. W. Wellwood
That in the event of any of these being unable to serve
as scrutineers, it be left to the Chairman of Senate to
appoint substitutes.
Dr. Anderson)
Dr. McGregor)  That these recommendations with respect
to Senate Elections in 1960 be approved
as read.
Carried. Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2767
The President added that elected members of Senate
would continue to hold office until the new Senate met in
Circulated Reports
Registrar's Report on
Student Statistics
The Registrar stated that his office had been
asked recently how many students attended the University
for one or two years only.  Copies of a resultant survey on
the number of students entering the University in 1958-59,
or in 1957-58 with continued attendance in 1958-59, but not
attending in 1959-60, were circulated for information of
Senate.  It was noted that 840 students had completed one
year of study in 1958-59 and had not returned in 1959-60.
However, 178 students who had registered for the first time
in 1957-58, but had not attended in 1958-59, had returned
for 1959-60; and another 703 students who had been in
attendance earlier, but not in 1958-59, returned in 1959-60.
In reply to a query from the President as to causes
of student withdrawals, Mr. McLean stated that the majority
of withdrawals during the session were occasioned by academic
difficulties, as far as could be ascertained.
Dr. Savery suggested that requirements for entering
the University might be studied carefully in order to reduce
the number of students entering the University who were
likely to fail. Mr. McLean and Dean Gage pointed out some
of the difficulties in determining which students should be
discouraged from registering. Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2768
Personnel Department Report
on Student Statistics
A report from the Personnel Department on student
statistics for 1959-60, with respect to marital status,
citizenship, employment and summer earnings, had been
circulated and was received for information.
Biennial Report of the
Department of University
Extension, 1957-59
The report of the Department of University
Extension for the two years 1957-59, had been circulated.
Dr. Friesen commented that the Department's activities were
province-wide, and that the Alumni Association was very
co-operative in arranging programmes throughout the province.
Professional courses, and courses in civic affairs, were
being encouraged.
Dean MacPhee)
Mr. Nemetz )  That the report of the Department of
University Extension be received, with
an expression of appreciation to Dr,
Friesen and his staff.
Report on Community
Relations Conference
A report  on  the  second Community Relations
Conference,   held at  the University in  September,   1959,   had
been circulated.     Delegates had attended from 27 British
Columbia  communities  and Seattle.
Leave  of Absence
At  the  previous meeting the  Senate had commenced Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2769
discussion of the brief from the Faculty Association on
study leave.  The report on leave of absence practices
prepared by a sub-committee of the Deans, chaired by Dean
Matthews, was circulated at the meeting.
At the suggestion of Dean Matthews, it was agreed
that this report should be tabled for study by members of
Senate, and returned to the agenda of the next meeting.  It
was also agreed that copies of the report should be made
available to the Executive of the Faculty Association for
study and comment to the Senate, on the understanding that
it was a confidential document until returned to Senate.
It was further agreed that the resolution approving
in principle the programme of study leave advocated by the
Faculty Association, tabled from the previous meeting, should
be re-tabled until the following meeting of Senate.
Victoria College Council
Dr. Hickman reported that Victoria College had
held an Open House and Homecoming on November 21st, at which
time the Gordon Head Campus and Gymnasium were declared open.
The fund-raising campaign for capital purposes would start
in the New Year, with Mr. Dick Wilson as General Chairman.
The President stated that letters of appreciation
had been received from Mr. F, C Boyes re emeritus status
and Dr. Leon Koerner re the memorial minute to Mrs. Koerner.
The Selkirk Health Unit in Nelson was urging the establishment Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2770
of a Faculty of Dentistry at the University, and the B. C.
Division, Canadian Medical Association, was urging the
establishment of a School of Rehabilitation.
Resolutions of Alumni
Association Board of
Copies of resolutions sent by the Alumni Association
Board of Management to the Senate had been circulated in
advance of the meeting.  The Secretary read those relating
to University entrance examinations, Junior Matriculation
examinations, scholarship awards for First and Second Class
students and teaching seminars.  Dean MacPhee as Acting
President had referred these resolutions to the appropriate
Senate committees, which would discuss them in committee and
with the Alumni Association representatives, and report back
to Senate at the next meeting or as soon thereafter as
Faculty Publications
A variety of Faculty publications submitted to
the President's Office since the last meeting of Senate was
on display.
The President noted with regret the recent deaths
of two senior members of the University staff - Miss Margaret
Maynard of the Faculty of the College of Education, and Dr.
Frank J. Hebb, Deputy Director of the University Health
Service. Wednesday, December 9th, 1959 2771
Other Business
Diploma Course in Public
The President reported on the recent ceremony held
in the Legislative Chamber in Victoria for presentation of
diplomas and certificates to civil servants completing a
course in public administration conducted under University
auspices.  The Chancellor, the President, Dean Chant, Dean
MacPhee and the Registrar had officiated.
Dinner Preceding Senate
Referring to an inquiry at the previous meeting
as to a possible "no-host" dinner in the Faculty Club
preceding Senate meetings, the President suggested that
those interested in such a dinner who were not members of
the Faculty Club or guests of members, might sign his name
on their accounts and, if they saw fit, make equivalent
reimbursement in due course.
Meetings in Eastern Canada
and the United States
The President gave a brief account of meetings
he had attended in recent weeks:  the 128th annual meeting
of the Bank of Nova Scotia in Halifax, honouring on this
occasion famous sons of Nova Scotia; the trustees of the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; the
trustees of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association
and of the College Retirement Equities Fund; the planning
committee of the Canadian Conference on Education, and the »r
Wednesday,   December 9th,   1959 2772
executive  of the Canadian Universities Foundation.
The meeting adjourned at 10:30  p.m.


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