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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1935-12-18

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Wednesday,   December  18th,   1935
The   second  regular meeting  of  the   Senate   of The
University  of British Columbia  for   the   session  1935-36
was held on Wednesday, December 18th, 1935, at 8:00 p.m.,
in the Board and Senate Room.
Present: President L. S. Klinck (in the Chair),
AOting Dean J. M. Turnbull, Dean D. Buchanan, Dr. G. G*
Moe, Dr. A. H. Hutchinson, Major H. C. Holmes, Dr. J.
Roy Sanderson, Dr. J. G. Brown, Mr. H. T. Logan, Dr. G. G.
Sedgewick, Mr. Sherwood Lett, Miss A. B. Jamieson, Mr.
John C. Oliver and Dr. C. Killam.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from Judge Swanson, Mr. Elliott,
Miss Harvey, Mr. Anderson, Dean Clement, Archdeacon
Heathcote, Mr. Angus and Dr. Farris.
Dr. Killam    )
Dr. Hutchinson) That the minutes of the first
regular meeting of October 16th
and of the special meeting of
November 15th be taken as read,
and adopted.
Notices of Appointment of Committees
On Music as an option for Junior Matriculation
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, Chairman
Mr. P. A. Boving
Mr. H. H. MacCorkindale
Miss A. B. Jamieson
Mr. P. H. Elliott
To prepare a plan or constitution for a
Department of Physical Education
Dr. A. H. Hutchinson, Chairman
Mr. H. T. Logan
Mr. P. A. Boving
Mr. A. H. Finlay
Miss M. L. Bollert 451.
Wednesday, December 18th, 1955
To carry out recommendations re Celebration of the
21st anniversary of the opening of the University
Senate and Board    Mr. Sherwood Lett
Gen. V. W. Odium
Dr. Evlyn F. Farris
Miss A. B. Jamieson
Faculty   Dr. J. G. Davidson Dr. 0. J. Todd
Dr. W. N. Sage Dr. A. F. Barss
Dean M. L. Bollert Dr. I. Haclnnes
Mr. T. Larsen Mr. I. Dilworth
Mr. P. A. Boving Hr. E. G. Cullwick
Women's Union Building
Hrs. W. L. Uglow
Mrs. W. J. Baird
Faculty Women's Club
Mrs. H. T. J. Coleman
Mrs. H. F. Angus
Mrs. E. E. Jordan
Alumni Association  Mr. J. N. Burnett
Dr. H. F. g. Letson
Dr. Blythe Eagles
Miss Helen Crawford
Alma Mater Society  Mr. B. Brynelsen
Miss Margaret Beaumont
Summer Session      Mr. W. A. Wilander
Chairman -  The President.
Secretary -  Mr. S.W. Mathews
Mr. Sherwood Lett (Chairman) Mrs. W. J. Baird
General V. W. Odium       Mrs. H. T. J. Coleman
Dr. W. N. Sage Dr. H. F. G. Letson
Dr. A. F. Barss Mr. J. N. Burnett
Dr. B. Eagles Mr. B. Brynelsen
Miss M. L. Bollert       Mr. W. a. Wilander
Miss Isobel Harvey       Miss Margaret Beaumont
Mrs. W. L. Uglow Miss E. B. Abernethy
Mr. E. G. Cullwick 452.
Wednesday, December 18th,1935
Mr. Ira Dilworth (Chairman)
Dr. I. Haclnnes Dr. D. G. Laird
Hrs. W. J. Baird Mr. A.. H. Finlay
Mrs. H. F. Angus Mr. A. C. Cooke
Mr. E. G. Cullwick Mr. J. B. Burnett
Dr.J.G.Davidson (Chairman) Mr. Milton Owen
Dr. J. Wyman Pilcher Mr. W. A. Wilander
Mr. F. M. Knapp Mr. B. Brynelsen
Dr. H. V. Warren Miss Margaret Beaumont
Mr. W. H. Cage Miss Helen Crawford
Mr. 9.   Larsen
Dr. R. H. Clark
Mr. P. A. Boving
Dr. 0. J. Todd
Dr. C. S. Sedgewick
Mr. L. F. Bobertson
Mr, A. KacLucas
From the Board of Governors
Change in course in Nursing B. 5. - approved.
Offer of the B. C. Loggers' Association
of a Scholarship in Forestry. - approved.
The President stated that the money for this
scholarship had been received, but that there was
no candidate this session to whom the award could
be made.  The B. 0,  Loggers* Association, however,
had stated that the amount for the second scholarship would be made available for next session.
Grants from the David Thorn Estate Funds
for Brie Grubb and Ashley Bodaly       - approved. :   •)
Wednesday,   December  18th,  1935
Department   of Physical  Education
Action in  regard  to  items  1  and  2  of   Senate's
recommendations  deferred  until   the   Senate   Committee   makes   a  further  report;   item 3 -  adopted.
Celebration of  the   21st  anniversary  of   the
opening  of   the  University _   appr0Ted
The   President   stated  that  the  Board   of   Governors,   in addition  to  approving  the   recommendations
of  Senate,   had   included  an   item of  $3,500  in the
estimates  to  meet  expenses   in connection with  the
The following recommendation was received from the
Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes and Scholarships in
reference to the award of "The University Essay Prize"
which had been referred to the Committee by Senate on
May 8th:
That the terms governing the award of "The
University Essay Prize" read as follows:
'A book prize of the value of $25.will be
awarded to a Fourth Year student for the
best essay presented in any of the courses
regularly given by the Department of English.
The award will be made on the recommendation
of the Head of the Department of English.*
Mr. Logan     )
Dr. Hutchinson) That the recommendation be
The University Essay Prize is to be available
next spring.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
Report of the Director of the Summer Session,1935
(Copies of the report had been handed to members of
Senate at the meeting of October 16th but action had been
deferred, and copies had been mailed to members who were
not present.) 454.
.; Wednesday, DQcember 18th, 1935
^P Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Oliver   ) That the report be received and
I filed.
From the Faculty of Applied Science
Award of the University Scholarship in Nursing and
t That the University Scholarship in Nursing and
Health be awarded to Miss Pauline Harie Anne
Capelle, Fourth Year student in the Double
. Course for the Degrees of B.A. and B.A.Sc,
contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory
report of her hospital probationary period.
Mr.   Logan )
Acting-Dean  Turnbull)   That  the   recommendation be
Reports   of  Committees
On Public  Relations
(Copies   of  this   report  had been distributed  to
members  of  Senate.)
Dr.   Killam       )
Dean Buchanan)   That   the   report  be   received  and
On Music as an option for Junior Matriculation
Dr. Sedgewick presented the report.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Miss Jamieson) That the report be received and
considered clause by clause.
The   report was  considered   section by  section,  and
Dr.   Sedgewick)
Dr.   Sanderson)   That   the   report   as  a  whole  be
fc adopted.
Carried 455.
> Wednesday,   December  18th,   1935
The   report  is   as  follows:
1.     That   the   Senate   approve   of  Music  as  a  subject   to  be
:  / included   in  the  options   for  Junior Matriculation as
listed under  (6)   of the   "Subjects  of  Examination"
(Requirements   for Matriculation,   1935,   p.   5).
[   4 2,     That   the  Senate   approve,   in  general,   of   the   course
1 in Music   as   set  forth   in  the   Provincial   Department
u of  Education*8  pamphlet  entitled  Piano  and Violin
I for High  School   Students   (1955);   that   it  accept  the
I   / final  standards   of   this   syllabus   (Piano  V,  Violin V,
Theory  IV)   as  an  option  for   Junior  Matriculation;
and   that,   if   certain  revisions   in  the   syllabus   can
be   considered  and  dealt  with  in time,   this  option
be  made  effective   for  Junior Matriculation  in  1956-57
5.     That  the  University accept,   as  equivalents  of  the
Junior Matriculation  standard   outlined   in  recommendation  2,   the   certificates   of   students   who  have
passed  tests   in the   corresponding  grades   as   set
forth in  the   curricula  of  the   Toronto  Conservatory
, 4 of Music,   the   Trinity   College   of   Music,   London,   and
the  Associated  Board  of   the   Royal   Schools   of  Music,
London;   and  that  this   recommendation become
effective   at   once.
-   (Details   of   the   curricula  mentioned were presented
and  filed.)   -
4.     That  the   Senate   authorize   the President  to  choose
representatives   of  the  University  to   confer  with  the
Provincial   Department   of  Education,   or  representa*
tives   thereof,   concerning  the   appointment  of
Provincial   Examiners   in Music;   and   that,   if   such
appointments be   found possible  and desirable,   the
I joint  conference   referred  to be  empowered  to
nominate   suitable  persons   to be  appointed by  the
Council   of  Public  Instruction.
5*     That   the   joint  conference be  empowered  to  make   such
revisions   in the B.   C.   curriculum in Music   (see
I recommendation 2)   as  may be   found desirable;   and
[ that  it be   empowered  also   to  draft  other   courses  in
r addition   to   those   already   outlined   in   the   pamphlet
Violin and Piano  etc.
I   '
^ 6.     That   the  Faculty  of  Arts   and  Soience  be   asked  to
„ consider   the   question  of   allowing University  credits
to  the  higher  standards   of   the  academic bodies  referred  to   in  recommendation  5;   and  that   the  Pro-
•vincial  Board  of  Examiners  in Music,   if  appointed,
be   requested to   consider   the  addition  of higher
l grades   to   the   B.   C.   curriculum  in Music*
i 456*
Wednesday,   December  18th,   1955
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Sanderson) That a copy of this report be sent
officially to the Superintendent
of Education for the consideration
of the Department.
On Honorary Degrees
A report of the Committee on Honorary Degrees was
presented by Dean Buchanan recommending that the Honorary
Degree of LL*D. be conferred upon the following:
His Excellency Baron Tweedsmuir,
Governor-General of Canada
Sir Ernest MacMillan
Mr. Justice Murphy
Dr. 0. D. Skelton
Dean D. Thomson
Mr. R. L. Reid
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Brown    ) That we confer the degree of LL.D*
upon the Governor-General.
Carried unanimously
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dean Buchanan) That the names proposed, with the
exception of that of the Governor-
General, be laid on the table until
the meeting of January 3rd.
Dr. Brown)
Dr. Moe  ) That the selection of a speaker for
the Spring Congregation be left to
the Chair*
Letters were received from Mrs. F. G. T. Lucas and
Chanoellor McKechnie in reply to letters of sympathy
sent to them by Senate. 457.
Wednesday, December 18th,1935
Copies of the Annuel Report of the Executive Council
pf the Universities Bureau of the British Empire and a
copy of the minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the
Bureau were received.  No action was called for, but it
was agreed that in accordance with the suggestion of the
Bureau copies of the report be handed to the press.
A statement was presented by the President in regard
to the proposed transfer to the University of certain
service work in Agriculture now under the Provincial
Department of Agriculture - more specifically, the work
of blood testing of poultry for pollorum disease.
At the request of the Honourable the Minister of
Agriculture a conference had been held in the office of
the Honourable the Minister of Education at which there
were present, in addition to the two Ministers, the
President of the University and the Dean of the Faculty
of Agriculture.
The Minister of Education and the Minister of
Agriculture were of the opinion that certain work which
now comes under the Provincial Department of Agriculture
could be done more efficiently and economically by the
Universi ty.
It was understood that the two Ministers would
prepare a joint memorandum, that the Minister of Agriculture would speak to the question on the floor of the
House, and that the estimates for the work would become /
;' Wednesday, December 18th, 1935
a part of the general University vote.
This policy, if adopted by the Government and the
University, would recognize service work as one of the
functions of the University.
It was considered that no action was necessary at
the present time*
The following resolutions in regard to courses in
Education were received from the Okanagan Valley
Teachers* Association through the B. C. Teachers*
1. That the University of British Columbia be
asked to put on Summer Session Courses for
graduates, both as  refresher courses and as
advanced courses in Education.
2. Whereas credits obtained through the Department
of Education are at present credited towards a
degree in Philosophy, and
Whereas many teachers working towards a
Bachelor*s or Master*s degree are primarily
interested in Education as such,
Be it resolved that such changes be made that
it will be possible to obtain the degrees of
Bachelor and Master of Arts in Eduoation.
Dean Buchanan)
Major Holmes ) That these resolutions be
referred to the Faculties.
The following resolution of the B. C. School
Trustees* Association in reference to Junior Matriculation Scholarships was received from the Superin- 459*
Wednesday, December 18th, 1935
tendent of Education, and a report in regard  to this
matter was received from the Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes and Scholarships:
That the scholarships awarded to those
taking highest standing in the Junior
Matriculation examinations be available
if the winner proceeds to Senior Matriculation in any High School in the
Province - or as an alternative that
the student be granted the scholarship in
the second year of The University of
British Columbia.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Logan    ) That this resolution be laid on
the table until the meeting of
Senate on January 3rd and that in
the meantime it be referred to
the Faculties.
A letter was received from the Superintendent of
Education transmitting a resolution passed by the High
Sohool Principals* Association of the Lower Mainland and
approved by the B. C. Teachers* Federation in reference
to Eoonomics as a subject of Senior Matriculation.
Mr. Logan   )
Major Holmes) That this matter be referred to
the Faculties.
A letter was received from the Superintendent of
Education transmitting a recommendation of the Central
Committee on Curriculum Revision (of the Department of
Education) in reference to a general course in Science
for Matriculation in lieu of specific courses in Physics,
Chemistry and Biology. 460.
Wednesday, December 18th, 1935
Mr.   Oliver        )
Dr.   Sanderson)   That   this  matter be  referred  to
the  Faculties.
The Chairman expressed his appreciation to the
members who had come to the meeting through the fog, and
wished all members of Senate, present and absent, a
very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Dean Buchanan      )
Acting Dean Turnbull) That we stand adjourned
to meet on January 3rd.


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