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 5230
Wednesday, March 25, 1970
The seventh regular meeting of The University of British Columbia
for the session 1969-70 was held on Wednesday, March 25, 1970 at 8:00 p.m.
in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:  President W. H. Gage (Chairman), Chancellor A. M. McGavin,
Miss D. Allen, Dr. C. S. Belshaw, Mr. R. M. Bibbs, Mr. C B. Bourne,
Dr. C. A. Brockely, Dr. D. G. Brown, Dr. T. H. Brown, Mr. F. J. Cairnie,
Dr. J. D. Chapman, Dr. D. H. Chitty, Dean G. F. Curtis, Mr. J. Davies,
Mr. A. Dobrey, Dr. C. W. J. Eliot, Dr. S. M. Friedman, The Hon. E. D.
Fulton, Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Dr. R. F. Gray, Mr. I. F. Greenwood,
Dr. N. A. Hall, Dr. D. F. Hardwick, Dr. S. Israels. Mr. R. W. Jacobs,
Dr. R. F. Kelly, Dr. J. M. Kennedy, Dr. D. T. Kenny, Dr. W. D. Kitts,
Mr. P. Ladner, Dr. P. A. Larkin, Mrs. J. MacD. Lecky, Dean S. W. Leung,
Miss E. K. McCann, Dr. A.J. McClean, Dean Helen McCrae, Dr. M. F.
McGregor, Mr. K. R. Martin, Mr. D. F. Miller, Dr. B. N. Moyls, Dr. J. M.
Norris, Dr. H. P. Oberlander, Miss D. J. O'Donnell, Dean V. J. Okulitch,
Mr. R. F. Osborne, Dean B. E. Riedel, Mr. J. V. Rogers, Dr. G. Rosenbluth,
Dr. I. Ross, Dr. R. F. Scagel, Dean N. V. Scarfe, Dr. A. D. Scott,
Dean M. Shaw, Dr. J. H. G. Smith, Dr. J. D. Spouge, Dr. H. V. Warren,
Dr. W. A. Webber, Dean P. H. White, Mr. D. R. Williams, Dr. W. E. Willmott,
Mr. E. Wood.
Observers: Mr. J. A. Banham, Miss D. Hopper, Mr. T. A. Myers,
Mr. P. Thompson.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Dr. A. E. Aho, Mr. S. Black, Mrs. A. Brearley, Mr. D. M. Brousson, Dr. S. D.
Cavers, Dr. R. M. Clark, Dean W. D. Finn, Mr. D. S. M. Huberman, Mrs.
W. T. Lane, Mr. S. S. Lefeaux, Mr. P. Plant, Mr. G. R. Selman, Dr. R. F.
Sharp, Dr. J. K. Stager, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Dr. G. M. Volkoff. Minutes of the March 4 special meeting
5231
Wednesday, March 25, 1970
Dr. Hardwick    ) That the minutes oh the special meeting oh
Dean B. E. Riedel ) MoAch 4, having been circulated, be taken
as read and adopted.
Carried
Minutes of the February 25 regular meeting
Dean Scarfe     ) That the minutes oh the sixth regular meeting
Dean Okulitch ) oh the Senate hor the session 1969-70, having
been circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried
Business Arising from the Minutes
At the February 25 Senate meeting a resolution was passed that
the proposed siting of the Law Building should be discussed.
Dr. Oberlander pointed out that the site was not absolutely
confirmed but subject to further investigations, namely the bearing
capacity of this land and the setback requirements from Marine Drive,
this could become the site for the Law Building.
Some members did not feel that this was the best site for the Law
Building as it was being moved farther away from other Faculties.  Also
it was felt that everything north and outside the perimeter of South
West Marine Drive should be preserved as a park for the University.
This would be the first academic building to be built outside the
perimeter into a zone which had not been located for academic buildings
until now and would set a precedent.
Dean Curtis said this was an acceptable site to the Law Faculty
and Law students and that it would be nearer to the Commerce, Engineering
and Science Faculties than the present building. 5232
Wednesday, March 25, 1970
Business Arising from the Minutes (Continued)
In view of the fact that there were other places suitable for
building on campus it was felt that the proposed site should not be
used.
Dr. Friedman )    That Senate view with displeasure the idea oh
Dr. Willmott )     beginning academic construction on the  <$oa
side oh Marine drive.
After further discussion the motion was put and carried.
Dr. Oberlander said he felt that the implication had been made by
Senate that the Committee had not considered the environmental qualities
of the site.  He stated he wished to make it absolutely clear that
members of the Committee in fulfilling their function would make sure
that the quality and balance of the campus environment was not only
retained but enhanced.
Enrolment Restrictions 1971-72
The Registrar recommended that a study be made immediately of the
effect of imposing for September 1971 the requirement that college
students seeking admission to the Second Year in programmes available
at the colleges have a grade-point average in their college studies
of at least 2.4 and furthermore that the quota on the First Year
enrolment be reduced from 3,400 to 3,000. A decision should be made
by Senate, not later than its May meeting, to recommend to the Board of
Governors quotas in the First and Second Years. Enrolment Restrictions 1971-72 (Continued)
5233
Wednesday, March 25, 1970
It was felt that attention should also be paid to the fact that as
entrance requirements are raised for people coming into University we
should be sure that we require the students already on campus to meet
the same standards as they move from year to year.
It was agreed that the study be made and in addition, Faculties
were urged to review their promotions policies.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval of Senate recommendations - subject, where
applicable, to the necessary funds being available
That the admissions policy of The University of British Columbia be
modified:
(i)    to limit the total undergraduate enrolment on this
campus to a maximum of approximately 22,000
(ii)   to limit the annual rate of increase of total graduate
enrolment on this campus to 15 percent
(iii)  to limit the total graduate enrolment on this campus to
a maximum of approximately 5,500.
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Scarfe     ) That the changes in awards listed in Appendix
Dean Okulitch ) 'A' be accepted subject to the approval oh the
Board oh Governors, and that letters oh thanks
be sent to the donors.
Carried 5234
Wednesday, March 25,  1970
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Dr. Hall reported on recommendations of the committee regarding
items outstanding from the February 25 Senate meeting.
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
Dr. Hall     ) That the proposed new courses and course
Dean white ) changes oh the FaculXy oh Commerce and
Business Administration outlined in Appendix
'B' page 5218 be approved subject to the
hollowing description changes:
Commerce 447 - Urban Transportation:
Economic issues involved in providing
transport services, travel demand h^nctions;
cost parameters and comparisons oh alternate
systems; pricing and financing issues.
Commerce 446 - Transportation in Economic
development:   The role oh transport in
economic development with special emphasis on
the application oh cost-benehit analysis to
the evaluation oh private and public investments in transport h^cilities.
Carried
Faculty of Arts
Dr. Hall referred to three new courses which were proposed in the
B.F.A. Studio Programme - Fine Arts 238 (Studio Art I) - 6 units;
Fine Arts 335 (Studio Arts II) - 9 units; and Fine Arts 435 (Studio
Arts III) - 12 units. It was pointed out that these three courses
constitute approximately one-third of the student's total course work
and, by the nature of the programme, they were really central to the
student's success or failure in the programme.  It was suggested that
the Fine Arts Department should develop an expanded statement of criteria
to indicate to potential students the standards against which their
performance will be assessed. 5235
Wednesday, March 25, 1970
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Faculty of Arts (Continued)
Dr. Hall     ) That the proposal oh the Fine Arts department
Dr. Norris ) oh the Faculty oh kits to ohhcr Fine Arts 238,
335 and 435 be approved subject to a satishactory
statement as suggested above.
Carried
Faculty of Medicine
With regard to the proposals of the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Hall
pointed out that descriptions of two courses, History of Health Science
400 and Preclinical Sessions 400, were changed to remove these courses
from "required" to "elective" status.  The committee felt that it was
somewhat inconsistent to describe a course as "elective" and at the same
time to state that the course was part of the regular medical school
curriculum. After discussion with the Faculty of Medicine it appeared
that the intention was to have all students on the regular programme take
these courses, but to exempt students on special programmes (for example,
the combined B.Sc. degree and M.D. degree programme) and transferees
from other medical schools.
Dr. Hall   )      That the proposals oh the Faculty oh Medicine
Dr. Israels )      outlined in Appendix 'B' page 5218 be approved
subject to a clear statement being given
regarding History oh Health Science 400 and
Preclinical Sessions 400.
Carried
Committee to Study the Native Indian Situation at U.B.C.
Miss O'Donnell ) That the interim report oh the committee be
Mr. Jacobs ) Aeceived.
Carried 5236
Wednesday, March 25, 1970
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee to Study the Native Indian Situation at U.B.C. (Continued)
Miss O'Donnell )   That Senate approve in principle the provision
Dr. Grey     )   oh a programme hoi the counselling oh native
Indian students and to provide a means hoK
comunicating inhormation to prospective
students and to their parents in the various
communities around the province about
university education.    Consideration should
also be given to methods oh implementing such
a programme at the earliest possible opportunity
and to methods oh ht-n&ncing such a programme.
It was explained that the committee had been set up to look into
the reasons why only a small number of Indian students attended the
University. It was felt that a counselling programme was needed to
inform as many Indian students as possible of the opportunities
available. The committee agreed that the best means of accomplishing
the aims of such a programme would be through a counselling system with
the counselling group being made up of native Indian students now
attending U.B.C. or other B.C. universities or colleges.
Dr. Smith  )     That this motion be tabled and reherred back
Dr. McGregor )     to the committee.
It was pointed out that Senate was being asked to approve
essentially some matters of principle that constituted the terms of
reference of the committee. The committee was trying to find means of
accomplishing their objectives.
The motion failed.
There were no objections to Senate asking the University to take
steps for communicating information and doing a counselling job but
it was felt that there might be difficulty raising funds. 5237
Wednesday, March 25, 1970
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee to Study the Native Indian Situation at U.B.C. (Continued)
In amendment:
Dr. Hardwick     ) That the last sentence oh the motion, which
Miss O'Donnell ) reads "Consideration should also be given to
methods oh implementing such a programme at
the earliest possible opportunity and to
methods oh financing such a programme" be
deleted.
After further discussion the motion as amended was  carried.
Miss O'Donnell ) That Senate be requested to reher to the
Dr. Gray ) Senate Admissions Committee the general
question oh admission requirements h°i
native Indian students, to the end that the
Senate Admissions Committee could, in
co-operation with the special Senate committee
on native Indians,  hoimulate admission
requirements which, ih need be, could take
into account hectors other than hormal
educational prerequisites.
It was explained that the purpose of this motion was to ask a
regular standing committee to investigate the admissions process for
native Indian students so as to reduce the administrative hurdles
which presently face such students.
After further discussion the motion was carried.
Miss O'Donnell )   That the Senate be requested to authorize
Dr. Gray     )   the Registrar to have discretion to waive
hormal educational requirements h°i native
Indian students who otherwise can establish
their (intellectual) capacity to undertake
university work, such discretion to be
exercised by the Registrar in consultation
with the Senate Admissions Committee.
It was explained that this provision was intended to apply for
1970 or until such time as the Senate Admissions Committee was able to
discharge its function under the previous motion.
Mr. Osborne )     That the motion be tabled and reviewed at a
Dr. Hardwick )    later date ih there is additional inhormation
hrom the committee.
Carried 5238
Wednesday, March 25, 1970
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee to Study the Native Indian Situation at U.B.C. (Continued)
Miss O'Donnell ) That Senate reher the matter oh a special
Dr.  Gray ) introductory programme hor native Indian
students to a special committee oh Senate.
It was explained that the committee felt that such a programme
would be a means of providing a meaningful programme of introduction
into the process of university education.
The motion was put and carried.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Dr. Moyls   )    (a)   That the proposal oh the Faculty oh
Dean okulitch )        Agricultural Science* to  o^eA a Ph.d.
Programme in Food Science be reherred
to the New Programmes Committee.
(b) That the proposal oh the Faculty oh
Science to ohhcr a Ph.d. Programme in
Computer Science be reherred to the
New Programmes Committee.
(c) That the proposal oh the Faculty oh
Science to ohhcr Computer Science 649 -
Thesis h°i Ph.d. degree, be reherred
to the Senate Curriculum Committee.
Carried
School of Nursing
Miss McCann    ) That the proposal oh the School oh Nursing to
Dr. Hardwick ) ohh^r in Intersession Nursing 252 Human
Behay^ottA and Nursing 281 Jntroductcon to
Statistics and Research Methods, be approved.
Carried
Report from the Faculty of Science
Dean Okulitch )    That the report hiom the Faculty oh Science
Dean Scarfe  )    reviewing the programme in Astronomy be
received.
Carried 5239
Wednesday, March 25,  1970
Proposals of Senate Members
Dr. Gray  )     That whereas The University oh British Columbia
Dean Scarfe )      has hound iX necessary to recommend a
limitation oh enrolment, and whereas the
overall needs oh the province hoi higher
education are undehined, be it resolved that
The University oh British Columbia Senate
recommends that this University call upon the
Provincial Government to establish a representative province-wide commission on Higher
Education hor the purpose oh developing an
overall master-plan which will make provision
hor the higher education needs oh the province
over the next ten years.
Dr. Gray explained that if the resolution was adopted it would not
commit Senate to enter into a study of conditions and demands outside
its jurisdiction.  It merely asked that the attention of the Provincial
Government be directed toward the Higher Educational needs of the
province in a manner more positive than so far seemed to have been the
case.
The Chairman stated that this question had been raised quite
recently and part of this work was being done by the Department of
Education.
A query was raised regarding the words "representative province-
wide commission".
In amendment:
Dr. Rosenbluth ) That the words "commission representing the
Dr. Norris ) dihherent institutions oh highei education in
the province" be substituted hor "representative province-wide commission on higher
education".
The motion as amended was carried. Other Business
5240
Wednesday, March 25, 1970
Dr. Belshaw asked if it would be possible to have the 1970
Provincial Government Scholarships more formally examined.
The Chairman explained that the regulations governing the
scholarships were changed because several Faculties and student
groups had asked for amendments to the regulations, in particular the
Law Faculty. The scholarships in the past had been given to people
on the basis of first class, high second-class and mid second-class
standing. The scholarships will now be awarded to the highest ranking
17 percent of full time undergraduate students who meet residence
qualifications for B.C.  They will be labelled type (a), (b) and (c)
and will be distributed to the institutions relative to the number of
full time equivalent undergraduates so that each institution gets the
same proportion of scholarships relative to its enrolment and it will
take care of the 17 percent of the upper students. Five percent will
receive type (a) which is 3/4's of the basic tuition fee; six percent
will receive type (b) which is 1/2 of the basic fee; and six percent
will get type (c) which is 1/3 of the basic fee.
The meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday,
April 29, 1970.
f      /Secretary
Confirmed,
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Chairman.        " 5241
Wednesday, March 25, 1970
APPENDIX 'A'
The Ingledow Scholarships in Engineering
Two scholarships increased from $150 each to $200 each.
The Ghent Davis Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship increased from $750 to $1000.
The North Shore Medical Society Bursary
Increased from one bursary of $300 to two bursaries of $250 each.
The Golder. Brawner and Associates Scholarship
This scholarship increased from $100 to $200.
The Alan Boag Scholarship
This scholarship increased from $250 to $300.
The Summerland Scholarship
Increased from one scholarship of $250 to two scholarships of $250 each.
The Wellwood of Canada Limited Bursaries
These bursaries have been increased from $500 to $1000.
Dr. J. J. Tassin Memorial Bursary of the Cowichan Valley Medical Society
Increased from $300 to $500.
The Comitas Club Bursary
Increased from $200 to $250
The Peat. Marwick. Mitchell & Co. Scholarship
Increased from $300 to $500.
The C.H.A.P. Copy Ltd. Scholarship
Increased from one scholarship of $100 to two scholarships of $100 each.
The Helen Grimmer Scholarships in Physiotherapy
Increased from $125 to $150.
The British Columbia Forest Products Limited Entrance Scholarships
Increased from eight scholarships of $400 each to ten scholarships
of $400 each.
The British Columbia Forest Products Limited Bursaries
The total amount of these bursaries has been increased from $5500 to
$8000 each with a maximum value of $300.
W.H. Maclnnes Entrance Scholarships in English
Scholarships of $100, $75, and $50, respectively have been increased to
$150, $100, and $50. 5242
Wednesday, March 25, 1970
W. H. Maclnnes Entrance Scholarships in Mathematics
Scholarships of $100, $75, and $50, respectively, have been increased to
$150, $100, and $50.
The Lieut.-Col. Cecil Merritt, V.C, Chapter, I.O.D.E. Bursary
Increased from $85 to $100.

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