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 1027
Tuesday, May 9, 1944.
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia for the Session 1943-44 was
held on Tuesday, May 9th, 1944, at 8:00 p.m., in the Board
and Senate Room.
Present:  President L. S. Klinck (in the Chair), Dean
F. M. Clement, Dean J. N. Finlayson, Dean D. Buchanan,
Dr. G. H. Harris, Mr. F. A. Forward, Dr. H. J. MacLeod,
Mr. Walter H. Gage, Dr. 0. J. Todd, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale,
Mr. Francis J. Burd, Mr. A. R. Lord, Mr. W. R. McDougall,
Rev. Dr. J. G. Brown, Rev. Dr. H. R. Trumpour, Mr. H. T.
Logan, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Dr. H. V. Warren, Mrs.
Sally Murphy Creighton, Mr. L. A. Atkinson, The Most Rev.
A. U. dePencier, and Miss Florence S. Mulloy.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend the
meeting were received from Dr. A.E.D. Grauer, Miss Isobel
Harvey, Dr. J. F. Walker, Dr. C. H. Wright, and Mr. A. S.
Matheson.
Mr. Burd )
Archbishop dePencier)  That the minutes of the
third regular meeting of
February 16th, 1944, be
taken as read and adopted.
Carried
Notice of Election of Representative on Senate of the
High School Principals and Assistants.
Mr. W. R. McDougall, Principal of the North
Vancouver High School, North Vancouver, B. C.
On behalf of the members of Senate, the Chairman
extended a welcome to Mr. McDougall.
Notice of Appointment of Committees
On Department of Physical Education 1028
Tuesday, May 9, 1944.
Faculty representatives nominated by the Deans:
Dr. A. H. Hutchinson (Chairman) )
Dr. H. V. Warren )Arts and Science
Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley       )
Mr. A. H. Finlay )
Dr. M. Y. Williams )Applied Science
Dean F. M. Clement )
Dr. J. C. Berry )Agriculture
Senate representatives appointed by the Chair:
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale
Mr. Fergus Mutrie
Mr. Lyle Atkinson
On Faculty of Medicine
Dean J. N. Finlayson (Chairman)
Dean D. Buchanan
Dean F. M. Clement
Mr. H. T. Logan
Mr. A. E. Lord
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick
Dr. H. J. MacLeod
Joint Committee of Senate and Board of Governors on
New Units of Instruction
Representatives of the Senate:
Dean D. Buchanan (Chairman)
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Dean F. M. Clement
Mr. F. J. Burd
Mr. A. R. Lord
Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley
Mrs. Sally Murphy Creighton
Representatives of the Board of Governors:
Mr. H. T. Logan
Mr. A. E. Lord
Dr. J. F. Walker 1029
Tuesday, May 9, 1944.
Appointment of Standing Committees of Senate and
representatives on University Committees for
Session 1944-45
Dean Buchanan    )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That the present committees
continue in office until their
successors are appointed.
Carried
Change of date of Spring Congregation
A letter was received from the President reporting
that, in accordance with the request of the Graduating
Class, the date of Congregation had been changed from
May llth to 12th.
Dates of opening and closing the Summer Session, 1944.
A letter was received from the President stating that,
after ascertaining from the Director of the Summer Session
that the proposed change in dates was agreeable to all the
visiting lecturers, he had approved of the recommendation
that the Summer Session open on June 26th and close on
August llth, 1944.
Appointment of representative on Rehabilitation Section,
Vancouver Coordinating Council
In accordance with the resolution passed by Senate at
the meeting on February 16th, the Chairman had appointed
Dean J. N. Finlayson to act as the representative of
Senate on the Rehabilitation Section of the Co-ordinating
Council for War Work and Civilian Services in Greater
Vancouver. 1030
"1
Tuesday, May 9, 1944.
Proposed Spring Session
Dean Buchanan reported for the information of Senate
that it had been found impossible to arrange for a Spring
Session to be held in 1944 in view of the fact that the
minimum registration set by the Board of Governors had not
been reached.
From the Board of Governors
Notice of appointment of President
Notice was received of the appointment of Norman
Archibald MacRae MacKenzie, M.M. and Bar, B.A., LL.B.
(Dalhousie), LL.M. (Harvard), LL.D. (Mount Allison and
New Brunswick), K.C, F.R.S.C., as President of the University of British Columbia to succeed President L. S.
Klinck as from July 1st, 1944.
Donation by Cunningham Drug Stores, Ltd., for Pharmacy
Building
A letter was received from the Board of Governors,
informing Senate of the donation of $10,000.00 by
Cunningham Drug Stores Limited as part of a total sum up
to $25,000.00 with which to construct a Pharmacy Building.
This matter had been referred by the Board to the Joint
Committee of Senate and Board of Governors on Proposed New
Units of Instruction.
Donation by B.C. Parent-Teachers Federation for Home
Economics Management House
A communication was received from the Board of 1031
Tuesday, May 9, 1944,
Governors with respect to the offer of the B. C. Parent-
Teacher Federation of the sum of $20,000.00, for the
erection and equipment of a Home Economics Management
House.  The Board had referred the matter to a Committee
to report on the estimated cost.
Brief re Faculty of Medicine
Notice was received from the Board of Governors
that no action would be taken with reference to the brief
submitted by the B. C. Medical Association, advocating the
establishment of a Faculty of Medicine at the University of
British Columbia, until the report of the Senate Committee
on a Faculty of Medicine has been received.
Resolution of the Board of Trade re Faculty of Medicine
A resolution of the Council of the Vancouver Board
of Trade, advocating the establishment of a Faculty of
Medicine, had been referred by the Board of Governors to
the Senate Committee on a Faculty of Medicine.
Department of Physical Education and Joint Committee on
Proposed New Units of Instruction
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
relative to representations made by the Alma Mater Society
and the Alumni Association for the establishment of a
Department of Physical Education.  The Board had referred
the report of the Alumni Committee on Athletics and
Physical Education to the Joint Committee of Faculties and
Senate on a Department of Physical Education. 1032
Tuesday, May 9, 1944,
In this connection, the Board of Governors had
passed a resolution that a Joint Committee of the Senate
and the Board of Governors be appointed by the Chancellor
to give further consideration to the question of the
establishment of proposed new units of instruction.
Bill re Physiotherapists and Masseurs
A letter was received from the President stating
that, in accordance with the instructions of Senate, he
had transmitted to the Honourable the Minister of Education
the opinion expressed by Senate and approved by the Board
of Governors, namely that persons designated in the proposed bill should be named without reference to the University.  Copies of the President's letter had been forwarded by the Minister to the Honourable Mr. Maitland and
to the Honourable Mr. Pearson.
Report of Committee on Department of Physical Medicine
A communication was received from the Board of
Governors approving the report of the Committee on Physical
Medicine as amended and adopted by Senate, and stating that
a copy of this report had been forwarded to the Honourable
the Premier.
Degree and Course in Home Economics - Approved.
Calendar Material for 1944-45
Material for the Calendar for 1944-45 including the
proposed changes as recommended by Senate, approved. 1033
Tuesday, May 9, 1944,
Players' Club Prize - discontinuance approved.
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company Limited
Fellowship - Approved.
B. C. Electric Company Limited Scholarships -
Approved.
Alberta Meat Company Bursary - Approved.
Lady Laurier Club Bursary - increase in value
approved.
The Mary C. Lipsett Bursary - Approved, subject
to the approval of Senate.
The Rotary Memorial Bursaries - Approved, subject
to the approval of Senate.
Examination Results submitted by the Faculties
Faculty of Arts and Science
Dean Buchanan presented the examination results in
the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Dean Buchanan
Mr. Gage
Dean Buchanan
Mr. A.R. Lord
Dean Buchanan
Mr. Gage
Dean Buchanan
Mr. Gage
Dean Buchanan
Mr. Forward
That the degrees of M.A. and B.A. be
conferred upon the candidates
recommended in the report.
Carried
That the degree of B.Com. be granted
to the candidates recommended in the
report.
Carried
That the degree of B.Ed, be conferred
upon Henry Bertram Smith, B.A.
Carried
That the diploma in Social Work be
granted to the candidates listed in
the report.
Carried
That the report on the students in
Social Work who completed the work
of the Winter Session be received.
Carried 1034
Tuesday, May 9, 1944.
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. MacLeod  ) That the Teacher Training Course
Diploma be granted to the candidates
whose names are listed in the report,
and that these candidates be recommended to the Department of
Education for the Academic Certificate.
Carried
Dean Buchanan brought to the attention of members of
Senate the fact that Mrs. Gordon Davis had attained First
Class Standing in the work of the Teacher Training Course.
Mrs. Creighton)
Dr. Warren    ) That Senate go on record as complimenting Mrs. Davis on her success in
achieving a First Class Standing in
the Teacher Training Course.
Carried unanimously
The Secretary was instructed to convey to Mrs. Davis
the congratulations expressed by Senate.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage     ) That the report of the examination
results in Third Year Arts be
received by Senate.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage     ) That the report of the examination
results in Third Year Commerce be
received by Senate.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Dean Mawdsley) That the report of the examination
results in Second Year Arts, Commerce
and Home Economics be received.
Carried
Dean Buchanan )
Mrs. Creighton) That the report of the examination
results in First Year Arts and Home
Economics, with one correction as
noted, be received.
Carried xuja
Tuesday, May 9, 1944,
Faculty of Applied Science
Dean Finlayson presented the examination results in
the Faculty of Applied Science.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   ) That the degree of M.A.Sc. be granted
to the candidates whose names are
listed in the report.
Carried
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Forward   ) That the degrees of B.A.Sc. and B.S.F.
be conferred on the candidates
recommended. Carried
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Forward   ) That the degree of B.A.Sc. in Nursing
be conferred on the candidates
recommended in the report.
Carried
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Forward   ) That the results in the Fourth Year
of Applied Science be received.
Carried
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   ) That the results of Third Year
Applied Science be received.
Carried
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   ) That the results of Second Year
Applied Science be received.
Carried
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   ) That the names recorded in the report of the results in Second Year
Nursing be received, and that the
Certificate in Public Health
Nursing and in Teaching and Supervision be granted to the candidates
recommended.
Carried 1U36
Tuesday, May 9, 1944,
Faculty of Agriculture
Dean Clement presented the examination results in the
Faculty of Agriculture.
Dean Clement
Dr. Harris
Dean Clement
Dr. Harris
Dean Clement
Dr. Harris
Dean Clement
Dr. Harris
That the degrees of M.S.A. and B.S.A. be
conferred on the candidates recommended
by the Faculty.
Carried
That the report of the results in the
Third Year be received.
Carried
That the report of the results in the
Second Year be received.
Carried
That the report of the results in the
First Year be received.
Carried
No. 2 Canadian Army University Course
Dean Buchanan presented the report of the examination
results in the No. 2 Canadian Army Course.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage     ) That the report be received.
Carried
With reference to the case of Pte. A. C. Erickson,
No. 2 Canadian Army University Course (Senior Level), who
withdrew on March 2nd, the following recommendation of the
Committee on Admission, Standing, and Courses as approved
by the Faculty of Applied Science, was received by Senate
for Information: 1037
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*■ Tuesday,   May   9,   1944.
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* "That standing be not granted to Pte.
Erickson on the work of the course, but
that his case be considered on its merits,
* along with others, on his return to the
University" .
* Victoria College
Dean Buchanan presented the examination results of
* Victoria College:
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Brown    ) That this report be received by Senate
and released to the Victoria papers.
Carried
Prizes and Scholarships
Mr. Gage presented the report on the award of Medals,
Scholarships, Prizes and Bursaries.
•Mr. Gage     )
Dean Mawdsley) That this report be adopted.
Carried
Dean Buchanan )
Dean Finlayson) That the Chairman be authorized to make
any necessary corrections in the re-
> ports of all Faculties.
Carried
* Report to Divisional Registrar, Department of National War
Services, and to the District Officer Commanding
The Report to the Divisional Registrar, Department of
* National War Services, and to the District Officer Commanding,
was received for the information of Senate.  The report
t
included:
(a) Men students 18-g- years of age or over whose average
on the work of the Year is below fifty per cent.
(b) Men students of callable age in non-essential
courses above fifty per cent average, but in lower
a half of Course. 1038
Tuesday, May 9, 1944.
From the Faculties
Department of Physical Education
A communication was received from the Faculties
stating that the report of the Joint Committee of Senate
and the Faculties "on the manner in which a Department of
Physical Education may be set up and administered" had
been adopted by all the Faculties.
The Chairman stated that the Report of this
Committee would be considered later in the meeting.
Pre-matriculation Courses for Ex-service Personnel
A letter was received from the Faculties stating
that they had gone on record as in favour of providing
pre-matriculation work in the University for ex-service
personnel, as outlined in a memorandum received from Dr.
G. M. Weir, Acting Director of Training, Department of
Pensions and National Health, under date of February 1st,
1944.
Dean Buchanan)
Dean Clement ) That this recommendation be approved
by Senate and forwarded to the Board
of Governors. Carried
War Work B for undergraduate women
The Faculties recommended for the approval of
Senate the outline of War Work B for the Session 1944-45
as submitted by the Dean of Women with the approval of
the Women's Undergraduate Society.
t 1039
Tuesday,May 9, 1944,
Dean Mawdsley)
Dean Clement ) That this report be adopted.
Carried
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
A recommendation was received from the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries that the
offer of a bursary by Mrs. Mary C. Lipsett be accepted on
the following terms as approved by the Faculty of Arts
and Science:
THE MARY C. LIPSETT BURSARY
A bursary of $200, offered annually by Mrs. Mary C.
Lipsett, will be awarded to a student who has completed at least the Second Year in the Faculty of Arts
and Science, and who proposes to take his major work
in Sociology or Psychology.  In making the award,
consideration will be given to the applicant's interest
in problems of social anthropology and his ability to
pursue work in that field.
The award will be made by Senate upon the recommendation of the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries, acting in consultation with the
Departments concerned.
Mr. Gage     )
Dean Buchanan) That the acceptance of this bursary
be approved.
Carried
A recommendation was received from the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries, that the
offer of the Rotary Memorial Bursaries be accepted on the
following terms as approved by the Faculties:
THE ROTARY MEMORIAL BURSARIES
To commemorate the sacrifice and services of Rotarians
and their families in the Second World 'War, the Rotary 1040
Tuesday, May 9, 1944.
Club of Vancouver offers annually to students at the
University five bursaries of the value of Two Hundred
Dollars ($200.00) each.
These bursaries are open to students in any year and
in any Faculty.  Wherever practicable, however, the
five awards will be made to students in different years.
Preference will be given to those who, during the
Second World War, were in the Services or the Merchant
Marine, or to their dependents.
To be eligible for the awards, applicants are required to be of good moral character and to have a
reasonable interest in extra-curricular activities and
a good record of scholastic attainment.  Awards will be
made only to those who have limited financial ability
to enter University or proceed to a higher year.
The awards 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.
It was suggested that the term "Merchant Navy" should
be substituted for "Merchant Marine".  This change was left
in the hands of the Committee after consultation with the
donor.
Mr. Gage     )
Dean Buchanan) That the bursaries offered by the
Rotary Club of Vancouver be accepted.
Carried
Reports of Committees
On Department of Physical Education
The Report of the Joint Committee of Senate and
Faculties on "The Manner in which a Department of Physical
Education may be set up and administered", as approved by
the Faculties, was received.  This report had been submitted to the Committee of the Board of Governors and
Senate on "New Units of Instruction". 1041
Tuesday, May 9, 1944.
It was agreed to consider the report of the Committee
on New Units of Instruction before dealing with the reports
of the Committee on a Department of Physical Education and
the Committee on a Faculty of Medicine.
Dean Buchanan, Chairman, presented a progress report
of the Committee on New Units of Instruction.  This
committee, after discussing the various proposals and requests for new departments and faculties, raised the
question of reconsidering the resolution adopted by Senate
granting priority to the establishment of a Faculty of Law.
Dean Buchanan gave notice of motion as follows:
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"That reconsideration be given to the minute of
Senate of May OQfrh, 1940, re priority for the
establishment of a Faculty of Law".
Dean Finlayson, Chairman of the Committee on Faculty
of Medicine, presented a progress report.  This Committee
had met with representatives of the British Columbia
Medical Association and sub-committees had been appointed
to investigate more fully the estimated cost and suggestions
for financing the establishment of a Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Warren   )
Mr. A.R. Lord) That the Chairman be empowered to call
a special meeting of Senate toward the
end of June, at a date to be chosen by
the Chairman, to consider the motion
which had been given by Dean Buchanan.
Carried
With reference to the report of the Committee on a
Department of Physical Education:
4 1042
Tuesday, May 9, 1944,
Dr. Warren       )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That this report be adopted.
Carried
On Honorary Degrees - re academic costume for degree
of D.Sc.
For the information of Senate the following report
was received from the Committee on Honorary Degrees:
"The general design of the costume for the new
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science is the
Cambridge design, which was adopted some years
ago for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws.
The distinctive colour for the new degree is
dark purple.
"The Committee appointed to consider this matter
was given power to act. It herewith submits the
report of its action."
On War Work for Women
Dean Mawdsley gave a brief report of the work
accomplished under the War Work Programme for Women
Students during the Session 1943-44.
A letter was received from the President accepting
the degree of Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, to be
conferred at the Spring Congregation on May 12th, and
expressing his appreciation of the action of Senate.
An acknowledgement of the acceptance by the Senate
and Board of Governors of the Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Company of Canada Limited Fellowship was received from Mr. W. S. Kirkpatrick, Assistant to the
General Manager. 1043
Tuesday, May 9, 1944,
With reference to the report of the Senate Committee
on Physical Medicine, a letter was received from the
Honourable John Hart, Premier, stating that as the University was not in a financial position to establish a
faculty of medicine or of physical medicine, he had returned the donation of £ 5,000 to Sir Victor Sassoon.
A letter was received from the Secretary of the
Vancouver Board of Trade transmitting a resolution passed
by the Council, advocating the establishment of a Faculty
of Medicine.
Senate noted that this communication had already been
referred by the Board of Governors to the Senate Committee
on a Faculty of Medicine.
A letter was received from the President of the Alma
Mater Society, expressing the appreciation of the Executive
of the Graduating Class and of the Students' Council for the
co-operation of the Senate in changing the date of Congregation and the Convocation Banquet.
A letter in appreciation of the decision of Senate to
include an announcement of the Canadian Federation of University Women Scholarship in the Calendar for 1944-45 was
received from the Convener of their Scholarship Committee.
A communication was received from Mr. C. B. Delbridge,
Publisher of the Vancouver News-Herald, objecting to the
present arrangement for the release of examination results 1044
Tuesday, May 9, 1944,
and suggesting a substitute proposal.
Mr. A.R. Lord)
Miss Mulloy  )
Dr. Warren)
Mr. Gage  )
That,this letter be received and filed
and -that Senate reaffirm its action in
adopting the Report of the Committee on
Press Release of Examination Results at
the meeting on August 20th, 1943.
Carried
That a vote of thanks be extended to the
Registrar's Office for their work in
connection with the examination results
and records for the use of the Committee
on Decorations and Distinctions.
Carried unanimously.
The meeting adjourned.
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