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 Wednesday, December 12, 1951. 1784.
The second regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for the Session 1951-52 was
held on Wednesday, December 12th, 1951, at 8:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room.
Present: President N. A. M. MacKenzie (in the
Chair), Dr. John Allardyce, Dr. G. S. Allen, Dean Henry
Angus, Dean Lowell Besley, Mr. Jacob Biely, Dr. V. C, Brink,
Mr. K. P. Caple, Dean S. N. F. Chant, The Hon. Mr. Justice
J. V. Clyne, Dean G. F. Curtis, Dr. Roy Daniells, Dean
Blythe Eagles, Dr. John Ewing, Miss Mary Fallis, Dr. S. m.
Friedman, Dean W. H, Gage, Dr. W. C. Gibson, Dr. A. E. Grauer,
Mr. T. R. Hall, Mr. G. D. Kennedy, Dr. R. B% Kerr, Mr. F. M.
Knapp, Judge A. E. Lord, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Mr. Finlay
Morrison, Mr. J. Fred Muir, Dr. M. M. Maclntyre, Mr. W. R.
McDougall, Dr. I. MCTaggart-Cowan, Mr. W. 0. Richmond, Mrs.
F. M. Ross, Dr. *. N. Sage, Dr. K  E. Taylor, Dr. T. M. C.
Taylor, Dr. W. S. Taylor, Dr. G. M. Volkoff, Dean M, M, Weaver,
Dean E. L. Woods, Dr. C, H. Wright, and Dr. H, V. Warren.
Regrets for their inability to be present were
received from Mr. E. Davie Fulton, Major H. C. Holmes, Mr.
H. N, MacCorkindale and Dean H. J. MacLeod.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
The President reported a request from Mr. Fulton
that a resolution as written in the minutes of October 17th,
1951, meeting of Senate, circulated, under the item "On Request
of Rector of University of Ottawa", be amended as follows: Wednesday, December 12, 1951. 1785.
# "That the Chair be authorized to appoint a Committee
to give further consideration to the requests put
forward by the B, c. Catholic Education Association
Committee, and to the matters referred to the Committee
of this Senate by resolution adopted on January llth,
1949, and to recommend such courses to the departments
concerned as may be considered appropriate and
desirable under the circumstances."
The President stated that he had discussed this proposed
amendment with the seconder of the original motion, and that
Dr. Grauer had agreed to the amendment.
Mr. Kennedy)
Dr. Sage  ) That the minutes of the First Regular
Meeting of Senate for the Session 1951-52,
be adopted as amended.
Carried.
Notice of Appointment. Committee
on Catholic Education
Notice was received from the Chair, that in
accordance with aResolution passed by the October 17th
meeting of Senate, he had appointed a Committee on Catholic
Education, with the following personnel:
Dean H. F. Angus (Chairman)
Dean S. N. F. Chant
Mr. Justice J. V. Clyne
Dr. Roy Daniells
Miss Mary Fallis
Dean W. H. Gage
Mrs. F. MacKenzie Ross
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale
Dr. W. N. Sage
Mr. E. D. Fulton.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of Recommendations of Senate
New Courses (approved by Senate on October 17th, 1951)
* See p. 1779
#uriginal motion, p. 1779. Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1786,
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Master's Course in Neurological Research
Anatomy 500, Gross Human Anatomy
Anatomy 501, Microscopic Human Anatomy
plus courses listed below and marked with an asterisk
Faculty of Arts and Science
Polish 410, The Humanism of the Polish Renaissance
Linguistics 319, General Introduction to Modern
Linguistic Science
Linguistics 320, Romance Linguistics
Latin 315, Roman Wational Character and Roman Literature
*Latin 522, Roman Elegiac Poetry
*Latin 531, Vergil
*Chemistry 501. Topics in Physical Chemistry
*Chemistry 517, Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
*Chemistry 530, Topics in Organic Chemistry
*Chemistry 504, Seminar in Physical Chemistry
*Chemistry 554, Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer
Change in title and unit value:
* Chemistry 550, from Industrial Kinetics and Catalysis. 1
unit to Industrial Chemical Reactions - Theory and
Design, 2 units
Zoology 307 increased in value from 2 to 3 units, as
formerly.
Faculty of Applied Science
♦Electrical Eng. 559 (2) - Electronic Instrumentation
Civil Eng. 354 - Surveying"?
Agric. Eng. 450 - Agricultural Buildings
Mathematics 153 - Calculus and Applied'Mathematics -
Reserved for Forestry students only (1 unit)
Mathematics 154 - Calculus and Applied Mathematics -
Reserved for Architecture students only (2 units)
* Also approved, Faculty of Graduate Studies.
New Departments
It was reported that the Board of Governors on
October 29th, 1951, had approved the establishment of the
following new Departments in the Faculty of Medicine, as
approved by Senate on October 17th: Department of Public Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1787-
Health, Department of Pharmacology, distinct from Physiology,
and authorization for the Department of Psychiatry to be
established at such time as the Faculty of Medicine may
determine.
New Awards
The Board of Governors on October 29th accepted the
following new awards, as accepted by Senate on October 17th,
1951:
The R.C.A.F. Chapter, I.O.D.E. Bursary for Nursing
The Tel'HM Sorority Scholarship.
Title, "Distinguished" or "Senior"
Professor
The Board of Governors on October 29th approved the
recommendation adopted by Senate on October 17th, 1951, with
regard to such new titles.
Quota of Students, Second Year
Pharmacy
The Board of Governors on October 29th approved the
recommendation of Senate of October 17th with regard to the
number of students to be admitted to Second Year Pharmacy.
School of Physical Education
The Board of Governors on October 29th, 1951, approved
the action taken by Senate on October 17th with regard to the
organization of the Department of Physical Education as a
School.
Further in this connection and in accordance with Wednesday, December 12, 1951. 1788,
the resolution of Senate, the proposed membership of the
Council of the School of Physical Education was presented
for approval as follows:
Chairman   Mr. R. F. Osborne
Secretary  Mr. C. B. Wood
Ex-officio    The  President
Dean of Arts and Science
Dean of Inter-Faculty and Administrative Affairs
Dean of Women
Members    Dean Lowell Besley, Faculty of Forestry
Dr. G, M. Shrum, Department of Physics
Dr. H, V, Warren, Dept. of Geology and Geography
Dr. A. H, Hutchinson, Dept. of Biology and Botany
Mr. W. G. Heslop, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Dr. H, C, Gunning, Dept. of Geology and Geography
Dr. F. Dickson, Dept. of Biology and Botany
Dr. M, M. Maclntyre, Faculty of Law
Mr. F. A. Morrison, Faculty of Pharmacy
Mr. G. V. Parkinson, Dept. of Mechanical
Engineering
Miss N. E. Neilson, Dept. of Dairying
Miss L, I. Demchuk, School of Home Economics
Dr. C. A. Rowles, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. J. R. Mcintosh, School of Education
Mr. G. 0, B. Davies, Dept. of History
Dr. Joyce Hallamore, Dept. of German
Dr. R. D. James, Dept. of Mathematics
Dr. S. M. Friedman, Dept. of Anatomy
Miss D. Somerset, Dept. of English
Miss M. Henderson, School of Physical Education
Mr. D. Whittle,      "       "      "
Miss M. Leeming,     "       "      "
Mr. J. Pomfret,      "        "       "
Mr. A. B. Laithwaite, "       "      "
Mr. R. Robinett,     nun
Mrs. M. Brown,       "       "      "
Miss L, A, Horwood, School of Nursing.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That membership of the Council of the
School of Physical Education as set
forth above be approved.
Carried. Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1789.
From the Faculties
Arts and Science
Notice was received that the Faculty of Arts and
Science, on December 5th, had approved the following
recommendations:
Language Requirements for the B,A. Degree
(effective for the Session 1953-54, for a
two-year trial period, to be reconsidered
at the end of that time)
1. That with certain exceptions to be specified later, the
minimum requirements in a Language other than English
for students proceeding to the B.A. be the completion
of a 100-course in a Language followed by a 200-course
in the same language.
2. (a)  That, beginning with the Session 1953-54, existing
Language courses in French, German, Greek, Latin and
Spanish, numbered 100, 101, 200, 202 be dropped, to
be replaced, in each Department, by two courses in
the first year and two courses in the second year
as follows:
Language 110
Language 120
Language 210
Language 220
3 units, 4 hours a week
3 units, 3 hours a week
3 units, 4 hours a week
3 units, 3 hours a week.
(b) That existing courses in Russian and Polish be
re-numbered to conform to the above.
(c) Completion of either Language 210 or Language 220
will be the minimum requirement for the B.A.
(except for "Science" students, c.f. 6 below).
Satisfactory standing in either Language 210 or
Language 220 will admit students to courses
numbered 300 and higher in the Language.
3.  (a)  Students entering the first year with credit in
Language 20, 30, 91, 92 of High School will take
Language 120 in the first year, and follow it with
either Language 210 or 220 as in 4 below.
(b)  Students entering the first year with credit in
Language 20, 30 of High School will take Language
110 in the first year, and follow it with either
Language 210 or 220 as in 4 below.
J Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1790.
3. (c)  Students entering the first year with credit in
Language 20, 30, 91 of High School will take either
Language 110 or 120, as decided in each individual
case by the Department concerned. Such students
will also follow their first year Language course
with Language 210 or 220, as in 4 below.
4. (a) Students with second class standing in Language 110
will be permitted (but not required) to enrol in
Language 220. Students with pass standing in
Language 110 must enrol in Language 210.
(b) Students with pass standing in Language 120 may be
required to enrol in Language 210.
(c) Students with second class standing in Language 120
will be required to enrol in Language 220.
5. (a) That Beginners* Courses in Greek, Latin, German
and Spanish be continued as at present, and that
a student who elects to fulfil the Language
requirements by taking a Beginners* Language must
follow it with either 110 or 120 and 210 or 220
in the same language, with 63 units for a degree,
as at present. (Except for "Science Students"
c.f. 6 below).
(b)  Students with second class standing in the
Beginners' Course may enrol in the 120 course
next year. Students with pass standing in the
Beginners' Course must enrol in the 110 course
in the following year.
6. That students whose courses include 12 units of
laboratory science, or 9 units of laboratory science
and 6 units of Mathematics be permitted, as at present,
to fulfil the Language requirements by taking two
Language courses in different languages numbered 110,
120 or one Beginners' Course and one course numbered
110, 120.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That these arrangements be approved.
Carried.
New Courses
Slavonic Studies 340 (3). The Peoples of the Soviet Union.-
The Slav, Baltic, Iranian, Armenian, Uralic, Turkic, Mongol,
Paleoasiatic and Caucasian peoples of the USSR; past and
present geographical distribution; historical background;
physical and cultural anthropology with especial emphasis on Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1791.
the non-Slav peoples; their influence on Russian race and
culture; Imperial and Soviet policy towards national
minorities; integration of national minorities into the
Soviet state.  Administrative and linguistic divisions;
development of literary languages. Pre- and post-revolutionary
oral and written literatures of the non-Slavic peoples;
achievements of Soviet anthropology. Mr. Kuipers (3-0; 3-0)
Mathematics 100 - A First Year course for students who have
not credit for the High School course, Mathematics 91 or its
equivalent.  (3 units)
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That the two new courses as outlined be
approved.
Carried.
Course in History of Christianity
The following resolutions submitted by the Committee
appointed to consider the question of a course on the History
of Christianity:
"That the committee is in favour of courses concerning
the nature of religion, studied in terms of philosophy
and psychology, and/or courses on religious literature,
and/or courses on religious ideas, movements and
institutions, studied in terms of their effects upon
society and the evolution of historical processes."
"That the committee favours courses in the field of
religion: that it considers that a course in the
History of Christianity should be one of these courses,
but preferably not the first: that the first course
should be in Comparative Religion, provided that
sufficient University funds are available; that, with
the same proviso, a course on Biblical Literature
should be given, which would also precede the proposed
course on the History of Christianity."
Dean Chant)
Dr. Save  )  That this report be adopted.
After considerable discussion, particularly with reference
to the matter of order of provision of the three courses
named, it was agreed to deal with the two paragraphs of the
report separately. Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1792,
Mr. Kennedy)
Dr. Sage  )  That Senate approve courses concerning
the nature of religion, studied in terms
of philosophy and psychology, and/or
courses on religious literature, and/or
courses on religious ideas, movements
and institutions, studied in terms of
their effects upon society and the
evolution of historical processes.
Carried unanimously.
Dr. Friedman expressed the opinion that the matter of
permissive courses was fully covered by the first half of
the report, and
Dr. Friedman)
Mrs. Ross  )  That Senate receive the second
paragraph of the report but not act
on it.
Carried.
Further,
Dr. W. S. Taylor)
Dean Besley    )  That Senate urge the Faculty of
Arts and Science to prepare a
concrete recommendation for
presentation to Senate within the
terms of the resolution already
approved.
Carried.
Summer Session Courses. 1952
Anthropology 200
Bacteriology 100
Biology 100, 304
Chemistry 100, 200, 300
Classics (Greek and Latin) 331
Commerce 151, 371
Economics 200, 325
Education 509 (Methods in English, Social Studies,
Science) - I5 units each
Education 521, 529, 530, 581-82, 512 (1|)
English 100/1. 200, 421, 430, 433
French 101, 202, 300 or 403
Geography 101, 303, 406
German 100, 200
History 312, 314. 426
Linguistics 319 (subject to availability of Dr. DeGroot
as instructor) Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1793.
Mathematics 101, 202, 306
Music 300
Philosophy 205, 302
Physical Education 211 (1), 216 (£), 218 (4), 301 (1), 318 (J),
341 (1), 361 (li), 406 hi),  430 (I)
Physics 100
Political Science 300
Psychology 100, 300, 403
Slavonic Studies 340
Sociology 200
Spanish 90
Zoology 200
Dean Gage )
Dean Chant)  That these courses be approved.
Carried.
Graduate Studies
Degree of Master of Commerce
Dean Angus stated that a Master's degree in
Commerce, to be available to those holding a Bachelor of
Commerce Degree on the completion of one year's work and
to those holding other Bachelor's degrees with two year's
work was under consideration, and that a specific recommendation with requirements would be presented in due course.
Dean Angus reported further that a fester's course
in Pharmacology was also under consideration. This report
was taken for information.
Reports of Committees
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Awards
It was recommended that the following awards be
made:
University Scholarship in Nursing and Health, &200.00
June Lauree Larsen Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1794.
Social Work Alumni Prize. $25.00 - For the best M.S.W.
thesis, October, 1951
Lillian Carscadden - "An Evaluation of the Client-
Worker Relationship."
Honourable Mention - Kenneth A. Bell
Helen Finlayson
Leslie Langdale
Hattie Staghall
Moira Sweeny.
New Awards
Acceptance was recommended of the following new
awards:
THE SOCIAL WORK ALUMNI PRIZE
A prize of #25.00, gift of the Social Work Alumni, is
offered annually to the student presenting the best
thesis in fulfilment of the requirements for a Master
of Social Work degree.
THE FORT CAMP BURSARY FUND
To provide assistance for needy students, the residents
of Fort Camp, University of British Columbia, at a
general meeting held in November, 1951, decided to
donate a fund to the University by contributing 25$ of
their current year's canteen profits. The proceeds
from this fund will be used to provide bursaries for
students in attendance during the Session 1952-53*
THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY SERVICE AWARDS
Two service awards, offered annually by the Hudson's Bay
Company (Vancouver), are open to students intending a
career in the department-store field. They are open, in
competition, to students completing Second Year Commerce
or, in appropriate options, Second Year Arts and Science,
and proceeding to a higher year.  To be eligible for these
awards, applicants must qualify in respect of academic
standing, ability, aptitude and personality, and undertake
to accept employment with the Company on graduation.  By
the terms of award, winners will be given their tuition
fees for each of the Third and Fourth Years and guaranteed
employment with the Company in the summer periods, the
Christmas vacations, and at other times, such as Saturdays.
Subject to satisfactory performance they will, on Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1795.
graduation, be given an opportunity for an executive
career with the Company. Further information may be
obtained from the offices of the Dean of Administrative
and Inter-Faculty Affairs, the Director of Student and
Personnel Services, and the Director of the School of
Commerce. Inquiry should be made not later than
February 15th.
THE COMMUNITY PLANNING ASSOCIATION OF
CANADA (B. C. DIVISION) FELLOWSHIP
This fellowship of $1,200.00, the gift of the B. C.
Division of the Community Planning Association of
Canada, will be awarded to a student who has been
accepted into the two-year diploma course in Community
and Regional Planning at the University of British
Columbia, who has shown special ability in these
studies and intends to follow   planning as a career.
During each year of the course, Dhe holder will receive
$600.00, the payment in the second year being subject
to satisfactory standing in the first. Students
wishing to be considered should apply by letter to
Professor H. Peter Oberlander, School of Architecture,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada,
before March 30th.
THE CHARLES J. THOMPSON STUDENT AID
FUND IN ARCHITECTURE
A fund of $5,000.00, to assist students in Architecture,
has been established by Charles J. Thompson, A.R.I.B.A.,
M.R.A.I.C., a member of the firm of Sharp and Thompson
which won the open competition for the building project
of the University in 1912. Since that time, Mr. Thompson
has contributed much of professional skill and personal
interest to construction and development on the campus.
The purpose of the fund is to assist promising and needy
students proceeding to a degree in Architecture. Loans
from the fund, which do not become repayable or bear
interest until after the student's graduation, are
available for undergraduates registered in the Second or
higher years. Further information may be obtained from
the Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs.
THE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS IN
SLAVONIC STUDIES
Through the generosity of Walter C. Koerner, Esq.,
several scholarships have been established in honour of
Dr. William J. Rose, distinguished Canadian scholar and
teacher, and Emeritus Professor of Polish Language and
Literature, University of London.  Included in the awards
offered are: Wednesday, December 12, 1951.
(1) an annual scholarship of $300.00 for a student with
over-all standing who has shown special distinction
in the course Slavonics 3H (Central Europe) and is
continuing his studies in this and related fields:
(2) an annual scholarship of $250.00 for the student
obtaining the highest standing in the Third Year
of an Honours course in Polish, Russian or Slavonic
Studies and proceeding to the Fourth Year of the
course:
(3) two annual scholarships of $250.00 each for students
in the Second Year who have high over-all academic
standing, have shown special linguistic aptitude in
one or more of the courses Polish 210 or Russian 200
or 203, and are continuing in the Third Year in
Slavonic language studies.
THE GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS IN SLAVONIC
STUDIES
Through the generosity of Walter C, Koerner, Esq., a
number of awards have been established in the field of
Slavonic Studies in honour of Dr. William J. Rose,
distinguished Canadian scholar and teacher, and
Emeritus Professor of Polish Language and Literature,
University of London.  Included are an annual teaching
fellowship of $1,000.00 and two annual scholarships of
$300.00 each for students beginning or continuing
graduate studies in Slavonic Studies at this University.
These awards will be made to students who have high
academic standing and have shown special aptitude for
research.
1796,
THE SLAVONIC STUDIES GRADUATION PRIZE
This prize of $100.00, the gift of Walter C. Koerner, Esq.,
in honour of Dr. William J. Rose, will be awarded annually
to the student in the graduating class obtaining highest
standing in Slavonic Studies.
THE SLAVONIC STUDIES BURSARY
A bursary of $250.00, the gift of Walter C. Koerner, Esq.,
in honour of Dr. William J. Rose, will be offered annually
to a student specializing in any field of Polish, Russian
or Slavonic Studies. The award will be made to a student
who has need of financial assistance and who has attained
high standing. Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1797.
THE DR. H. L. TURNBULL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In memory of Dr. H. L. W. Turnbull (1880-1950) and in
testimony of his marked devotion to the study and practice
of medicine as a measure of help to men and women, this
scholarship has been founded by his family.  The scholarship has a value of $300.00 and will be awarded annually
to the student in the Faculty of Medicine who completes
the Second Year with the highest aggregate standing in the
pre-clinical subjects and is proceeding to a higher year.
THE W. ELGIN TURNBULL MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP
By the gift of his family, a lectureship in pharmacy has
been established in memory of W. Elgin Turnbull (1913-1941),
who was a member of the pharmaceutical profession in British
Columbia. The endowment provides lectures, periodically,
on topics in which he was deeply interested, especially
those touching pharmaceutical economics and, in particular,
merchandising. The purpose of the lectures is to stimulate
interest in study in these fields.
THE GARNETT SEDGEWICK MEMORIAL FUND
The interest from this fund, established by friends of
the late Garnett G. Sedgewick, Professor and Head of the
Department of English from 1918 to 1948, will be used to
provide special lectures in the University by speakers
of scholarly distinction and broad symapthies, alternatively,
to supply scholarship aid to exceptional students or to
add books, pictures or music to the permanent cultural
assets of the University.
Dean Gage  )
Mr. Kennedy)  That the new awards listed be accepted
with thanks to the donors, and that a
special letter be sent to Dr. Rose.
Carried.
Increase in Awards
It was reported that the Transportation and
Customs Bureau, Vancouver Board of Trade, had increased the
number of its prizes to be awarded from four to six, an
increase in total amount from $300.00 to $450.00; that the
Vancouver Bar Association had increased each of its three
awards from $100.00 to $200.00 annually; and that the
American Woman's Club Bursary and the American Woman's Club Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1798.
Bursary for Social Work had been increased each from $100.00
to $250.00.
Dean Gage  )
Mr. Kennedy)  That these increases in award be
acknowledged with thanks to the donors.
Carried.
Dean Gage also brought the attention of Senate to
the award of the current Rhodes Scholarship for British
Columbia to Charles Patrick S. Taylor, son of Dr. T. M. C.
Taylor, and of the I.O.D.E. Overseas Scholarship to Ned
Larsen, son of Professor Thorleif Larsen.  It was agreed
that letters of congratulation be sent to both the recipients.
Library
The Twenty-Second Report of the Library Committee
to the Senate was circulated prior to the meeting. Also
circulated was a Report to the President on the University
Library Bindery with proposals for its continuation and
expansion to meet University needs. Mr. Harlow, the Librarian,
was invited to be present during the discussion of these
reports. Dr. Cowan reported a minor amendment in wording in
line 10 on page 13 of the Report of the Library Committee,
which was corrected to read as follows:
" a number of special funds have been made available
outside the regular Library budget for new developments "
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That this report be received.
Carried.
Dr. Friedman commended the Report of the Library Wednesday, December 12, 1951. 1799.
Committee as a very able piece of work on the part of the
Librarian, Mr. Harlow, who had come to the University
recently, and
Dr. Gibson)
Dr. Cowan )  That Senate record its appreciation of
the work of Miss Anne Smith as Acting-
Librarian during the interval between
the resignation of Dr. Dunlap and the
appointment of Mr. Harlow.
Carried.
The President suggested, and it was agreed, that
the appendix to the Report on the bindery be approved, since
it would be necessary to find funds to carry out its
recommendations•
A request was received from the Library Committee
by letter dated December llth from the Chairman, for a
definition by Senate of the jurisdiction of the Library
Committee with reference to the library facilities of the
University including those of Law and other special fields.
After some explanation by the Chairman of the
Library Committee, Dr. Cowan,
Dr. Sage )
Dr. Wright)  That all library facilities of the
University should be subsidiary to the
advice and direction of the Library
Committee.
A very lengthy discussion took place and in conclusion Dr.
Sage and Dr. Wright withdrew their motion, and
Judge Lord)
Dr. Sage )  That this matter be referred to a Committee
of the Deans, in consultation with such
interested members of the University as
might be useful in an advisory capacity,
to report back to Senate as the first item
on the agenda of its next meeting.
Carried. Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1800,
In this connection, Mr. Caple asked that the Committee give
an opinion as to the comparative costs as between branch
libraries and a central library, and Dr. Grauer asked the
reason for the discussion at this precise moment and what
changes would be made in the present set-up with respect
to the Law Library if a policy of centralization were
established.
Honorary Degrees
Dean Angus presented a recommendation that honorary
degrees be conferred at the Spring Congregation, 1952, upon
Mr. Chris Spencer, Mr. Roderick Haig-Brown and the Honourable
Percy Spender, Australian Ambassador at Washington, on the
understanding that in each case the individual was willing
and able to be present.  It was also recommended that the
invitation extended by Senate in 1951 to Mrs. Nancy Hodges,
Speaker of the House in Victoria, be re-affirmed, and that
this degree also be conferred at the Spring Congregation,
1952, on the same understanding.
Dean Angus reported also that the Committee
recommended that as a matter of policy members of the teaching
staff should not be considered eligible for honorary degrees,
and members of the governing bodies of the University normally
should not be considered.
Dean Angus )
Dean Curtis)  That the recommendations of the Committee
on Honorary Degrees be approved.
Carried. Wednesday, December 12, 1951. 1801,
Building Programme
The President reported for the information of
Senate that it had been agreed that the area on the southwest corner of the intersection of the Centre Mall and
University Boulevard be reserved for Forestry, and that part
of that area presently be made available for a building for
the Forest Products Research Laboratory, to be built with
funds provided by and for the purposes of the Government of
Canada. Dr. MacKenzie reported also that the Committee had
recommended the following major projects for priority in any
future building programme:
1. A class-room building, or a building for the
Faculty of Arts and Science
2. Medical Sciences Building.
In addition, the Committee had drawn up a list of additional
building needs of the University of both major and minor
importance.
Educational Policy of the
Faculty of Medicine
At the request of Dr. Gibson, the subject of the
educational policy of the Faculty of Medicine had been
placed on the agenda for discussion. The President stated
that this request was prompted in part by the announcement
in the Press that the Government proposed to provide additional
funds for the building of expanded facilities for the Faculty of
IViedicine on the grounds of the Vancouver General Hospital.
Dr. Gibson spoke to this item and, Wednesday, December 12, 1951. 1802,
Dr. Gibson)
Dr. Cowan )  That whereas Senate feels that the recent
announcement by the Minister of Education
of the expenditure of over one million
dollars for Medical School purposes at
the Vancouver General Hospital constitutes
a most serious trespass upon the rights of
Senate and a gross contravention of its
medical educational policy; therefore be
it resolved that Senate re-affirms its
policy of November 27th, 1947 and for
educational reasons does not approve of
permanent buildings for Medical School
activities at this time at the Vancouver
General Hospital site.
The President summarized the discussion by stating the
general intention of everyone, that there should be a
unified medical faculty on the campus with a teaching
hospital.  In the meantime, the necessity remained of
providing facilities for clinical teaching of students
entering the Third Year of Medicine.  He also summarized
Dr. Gibson's recommendation, that the Government be
persuaded to:
1. Provide facilities in huts at the Vancouver General
Hospital, in place of in permanent buildings;
2. Provide a teaching hospital on the campus.
After a very lengthy discussion, Dr. Gibson suggested that
his resolution be amended by the deletion of the preamble
"        and the substitution of the following:
Dr. Gibson)
) Dr. Cowan )  That the Senate re-affirm its policy with
regard to medical education, as embodied
in the minute of November 27th, 1947.
Carried Unanimously.
i
•
The following is the essential part of the minute referred
to in the above motion: Wednesday, December 12, 1951.  1803.
"1.  That the Faculty of Medicine be established as
an integral part of the University of British
Columbia.
"2.  That the establishment of a Faculty of Medicine
be planned with the ultimate objective of
locating the Faculty of Medicine as a unit on
the University campus.  That in the meantime,
if it is impossible to establish it on the
campus, the pre-clinical years be given on the
campus, and the clinical instruction be provided
in existing hospitals where, in the opinion of
the Senate and the Board of Governors of the
University, the facilities are considered
adequate.
"3. That steps be taken towards the erection of the
necessary buildings to house the pre-medical,
pre-clinical, and other allied services of the
Faculty of Medicine in association with other
University faculties and facilities."
After further discussion,
Judge Lord)
Dr. Cowan )  That Senate notes with interest press
reports with respect to the intention of
the Government concerning the erection
of a new building at the Vancouver General
Hospital which will in part house the
teaching facilities for the Faculty of
Medicine, but hopes that this will in no
way affect the long-term principle of the
ultimate establishment of all medical
school facilities on the campus of the
University of British Columbia, and that
the Board of Governors and the Government
be so advised.
Carried.
In view of the lateness of the hour, the following
items listed on the agenda were deferred to the next meeting
of Senate:
The Question of Establishment in reference to Teaching Staff
Report of Director of Personnel Services
Report of Director of the Summer Session
Report of Department of Extension re Summer Courses
Report on Correspondence Courses
Report on Registration, 1951-52
J Wednesday, December 12, 1951. 1804,
Canadian Club Lectureship
Athletics - re football
Speaker for Spring Congregations
Victoria College Council
Correspondence: Mrs. M. A. Cameron.
Other Business
Competitive Athletics
Dr. MacKenzie drew the attention of Senate to the
Judgement of the Court of Sessions of New York on the college
basketball scandal, as reported in The New York Times.  It
was agreed that if some economical method of reproduction
could be found that these articles should be circulated to
Senate.
The Alma Mater Society and
Student Government
The President brought to the attention of the
members a letter from the University Solicitors with
reference to the issue raised as to the responsibility of
the elected representatives of the student body. The Senate
agreed that after the election of the new Students' Council,
in the Spring of 1952, they would take up with the Council
the question of whether or not they fulfilled the requirements
of the University Act in respect of a responsible and
representative committee of the students, to whom the Senate
might delegate some authority.
The motion to adjourn was carried.
t a  ) Secretary.
Chairman.

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