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 Friday, August 24, 1951     1731
The fifth regular meeting of the Senate of the University of British Gblumbia, for the Session 1950-51, was held
on Friday, August 24th, 1951, at 8:00 p.m., in the Board
and Senate Room.
Present: Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, (in the Chair), Dr.
John Allardyce, Dr. G. S. Allen, Dean H. F. Angus, Dean
Lowell Besley, Mr. Jacob Biely, Mr. J. M. Buchanan, Mr.
Francis Burd, Mr. K. P. Caple, Dean S. N. F. Chant, The
Hon. Mr. Justice J. V. Clyne, Dean G. F. Curtis, Dr. Roy
Daniells, Dr. J. M. Ewing, Dr. S. M. Friedman, Dean W. H.
Gage, Dr. W. C. Gibson, Dr. A. E. Grauer, Mr. T. R. Hall,
Dr. R. D. James, Mr. G. D. Kennedy, Dr. R. B. Kerr, Mr.
F. M. Knapp, Dean M. D. Mawdsley, Mr. J. Fred Muir, Mr.
M. M. Maclntyre, Dean H. J.-MacLeod, Mr. W. 0. Richmond,
Mrs. F. M. Ross, Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. K. E. Taylor, Dr. W.
S. Taylor, Dr. G. M. Volkoff, Dr. H. V. Warren, Dean E. L.
Woods, and Dr. C. H. Wright.
Regrets for their inability to be present were received
from Miss Marjorie Agnew, Dr. Ian McT. Cowan, Dean Blythe
Eagles, Mr. H. 0. English, Dr. R. E. Foerster, Mr. E. D.
Fulton, Maj. H. C. Holmes, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale and Miss
Florence Mulloy.
The President extended a welcome to those sitting on
Senate for the first time and expressed the hope that they Friday, August 24, 1951   1732
would find the meetings interesting and not too demanding.
In addition he expressed his pleasure at the return of
former members and thanked them for their service to the
university during previous terms of Senate.
The President also spoke with reference to the appointment as Chancellor-Emeritus of the Honourable E. W. Hamber,
and asked the meeting to consider the suggestion that the
Chancellor-Emeritus be invited to attend meetings of Senate whenever it was convenient to him to do so, without
the right of voting but with the right of taking part in
discussion if he were requested to do so by Senate.
Dr. Friedman)
Dr. Sage   ) That the Secretary and the Chairman of
Senate be authorized to extend an
invitation to the Chancellor-Emeritus
to attend meetings of Senate, on the
terms outlined.
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Minutes of Meeting. May 15. 1951
Mr. Kennedy,   )
Dr. K. E. Taylor)  Thatthe minutes of the fourth
regular meeting of Senate for the
Session 1950-51 be taken as read,
and adopted.
CARRIED.
Report on Senate Elections. May 28. 1951
The Senate Election for 1951 was held on May 28 in
conformity with the University Act and the regulations of
the Senate in reference thereto.
The Chancellorship of the University having been Friday, August 24, 1951    1733
filled by the election by acclamation of Dr. Sherwood Lett,
C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C., E.D., no ballot was received for that
office.
In the matter of the election of members of Senate,
the total number of ballots received was 3654* Of these
3641 were valid; of the remaining 13, 5 were spoiled and
8 could not be identified.
The votes on the above-mentioned valid ballots were
counted by the scrutineers with the following result:
SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF ELECTION OF FIFTEEN (15) MEMBERS OF
SENATE
May 28th. 1951
Votes In Order of
Candidates        Received Votes Received
Agnew, Miss Marjorie      1940 6
Ainsworth, Allan Harrison  1244 22
Braidwood, Darrell Thomas  1236 23
Brown, Joseph Frederick, Jr.1339 21
Brown, William Thomas      1218 24
Buchanan, John Murdock     1703 13
Caple, Kenneth Percival    2169 3
Clyne, John V.            1718 12
Davidson, Allen Ernest     1371 20
Dohm, Thomas Anthony       538 32
Fallis, Miss Mary M.       1620 14
Foerster, Russell Earle    1759 10
Fulton, Edmund Davie      1729 11
Gibson, William Carleton   1581 15
Grauer, Albert Edward      2471 2
Hall, Arthur Henry         500 33
Harvey, Miss Isobel       1427 18
Lord, Arthur Edward       1844 8
Murphy, William          1181 25
McCurrach, John Bruce      767 30
McTaggart-Cowan, Ian      1942 5
Palmer, Richard Claxton    1539 16
Palmer, Russell Alfred     1108 26
Robinson, Bruce Arnold     1009 27
Ross, Phyllis Gregory
(Mrs. F. M. Ross)     1806 9 Friday, August 24, 1951  1734
Senate Election cont'd.
Candidates
Sage, Walter Noble
Shilvock, Winston Agnew
Steele, David Andrew
Swencisky, Alfred Harold Joseph
Turner, David Binnie
Wallace, Robert Thomas
Warren, Harry V.
Wright, Charles Alfred Holstead
Candidates Elected
Votes
Received
2484
911
832
662
1499
1375
1968
1911
In order of
Votes Received
1
28
29
31
17
19
4
7
Votes Received.
Sage, Walter Noble
Grauer, Albert Edward
Caple, Kenneth Percival
Warren, Harry V.
McTaggart-Cowan, Ian
Agnew, Miss Marjorie
Wright, Charles Alfred Holstead
Lord, Arthur Edward
Ross, Phyllis Gregory (Mrs. F. M.)
Foerster, Russell Earle
Fulton, Edmund Davie
Clyne, John V.
Buchanan, John Murdock
Fallis, Miss Mary M.
Gibson, William Carleton
(Signed)
2484
2471
2169
1968
1942
1940
1911
1844
1806
1759
1729
1718
1703
1620
1581
E. V. White
T. M. C. Taylor G. Kennedy
T. R. Hall     L. Ranta
J. Fred Muir   J. Biely
R. D. James    W. S. Taylor
It was noted, to be recorded in the minutes, that the sixteenth name in order of votes received was Richard Claxton
Palmer, with 1539 votes.
Election of Representatives of Senate on the Board of
Governors
The Chair called for nominations for representatives of
Senate on the Board of Governors to fill vacancies resulting Friday, August 24, 1951  1735
from the expiry of the terms of office of Mrs. J. H. Creighton
and Dr. R. E. Foerster.-  The following were proposed.
Mr. Buchanan, nominated by Mr. Caple
Mr. Caple, nominated By Dr. Sage
Mr. Justice Clyne, nominated by Dr. Warren
Major Holmes, nominated by Dr. Grauer
Mrs. Ross, nominated by Dean Chant
Dr. Grauer, nominated by Dr. Ewing. (He declined
the nomination)
Dean Curtis)
Dr. Wright ) That nominations be closed.
CARRIED.
Dean Curtis and Dean Gage were asked to act as scrutineers. As the result of a ballot, Mr. Buchanan and Mr.
Caple were declared elected, for a three year period as
from August 24th, 1951.
Appointment of Committee on Dentistry
A letter was read from the Chair to the effect that in
accordance with a resolution passed by the Senate on May 15,
he had appointed a committee to explore the factors which
would be involved in establishing a Faculty of Dentistry in
the University, with the following membership:
Dr. L. E. Ranta (Chairman)
Dean W. H. Gage
Dr. G. M. Volkoff
Dr. S. M. Friedman
Dr. T. M. C. Taylor
Appointment of Committee on Canadian Club Lectureship
A letter was read from the Chair stating that in accordance with a resolution passed by the Senate on May 15, he had Friday, August 24, 1951  1736
appointed a Committee to consider the Canadian Club lectureship, with the following membership:
Dean G. F. Curtis (Chairman)
Dr. Roy Daniells
Mr. J. Biely
Dr. S. M. Friedman
Dean H. F. Angus
Appointment of Standing Committees and Representatives on
University Committees for the Session 1951-52.
Mr. Kennedy)
Mr. Knapp )  That this matter be left with the
Chair, a report to be brought in
to the next meeting of Senate.
CARRIED.
Annual Financial Report. Year Ended March 31. 1951
The Annual Financial Report, Balance Sheet and Financial
Statements, for the year ended March 31st, 1951 had been
transmitted to Senate, in accordance with Section 44 of the
University Act.
Dr. K. E. Taylor)
Dr. W. Sage    ) That this Report be received
and filed,in the Registrar's
Office, to be available for
reference to members of
Senate.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of Recommendations of Senate re new awards
It was reported for information that the Board of
Governors on May 23rd had accepted the following prizes and
scholarships, under terms of award previously approved i.
*
Friday, August 24, 1951 1737
by Senate:
> The Canadian Forestry Association (British Columbia
Branch) Scholarship
1 Department of Mathematics Book Prizes
Canadian Association of Social Workers (British Columbia
Mainland Branch) Prize
4 The British Columbia Packers Limited Scholarship in
Fisheries
v The Brissenden Scholarship
< The Poetry Prize .
* Ph.D. Work in Chemistry
It was reported for information that the Board of
Governors on May 23rd had approved the recommendation of
Senate that the Department of Chemistry be permitted to in-
i itiate Ph.D. work in certain fields of Chemistry in the 1951-
52 Session.
Approval. Subject to approval of Senate
It was reported that the following awards had been
accepted by the Board, on the dates indicated, subject to the
approval of senate.  Consideration of these awards was postponed until later in the agenda, when they would be reported
on by the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries.
May 23rd. 1951
The Ladner Prizes in Law (subject to approval of terms
by donor)
The Koch Bursary
The Robert Allen Bursary Fund
Special Entrance Scholarship
Extra graduate fellowship of $500.00 from the Canadian
Pulp and Paper Association, Western Branch.
June 25th. 1951
The R. C. A. F. Chapter, I.O.D.E. Bursary
Strathcona Trust Scholarships in Physical Education Friday, August 24, 1951  1738
The Dr. L. L. Horvath Medical ScholarshiDs
Strathcona T&ust Scholarships for Teacher Training
Strathcona Trust Summer Session Scholarships
The Lower Mainland Fur Breeders' Association Bursaries
The Dr. L. L. Horvath Scholarship in English Language
and Literature
The Engineers' Wives Association Bursary
Mr. M. A. Low-Beer Bursary
July 30th. 1951
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Fellowship in Anesthesiology and Applied Pharmacology
Report on Registration. Summer Session. 1951
A final report on Summer Session registration for 1951,
under date of August 24th was received. The Secretary pointed
out that in the total registration of 976, 625 students were
men and 351 women.
The Chairman asked that a report be presented to the
next meeting of Senate giving an analysis of the Summer
Session enrolment, including the percentage of teachers,
Winter-Session students, those entering University for the
first time etc.
The Chair noted that the report on registration did not
include the Department of University Extension and stated that
a report covering these courses would come before Senate at
a later date.
From the Faculties.
Examination results and candidates for degrees
In Faculty of Art"s~and Science
A list of candidates who had completed the requirements for degrees in t he Faculty o f Arts and Science at the Friday, August 24, 19511739
Summer Session was received.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts,
Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of
Home Economics, Bachelor of Physical
Education and Bachelor of Education
be conferred on the candidates listed
for the degrees for which they have
qualified.
CARRIED.
Summary of Sessional Examination results,
A summary of examination results for the Session 1950-51
was received for information.
Recommendations that certain students be required to
withdrawl
A list of students who had failed in at least two
successive sessions in the work ofthe same year, was received
with the recommendation that they be required to withdraw from
the Faculties concerned.
These students were distributed as follows:
Faculty of Arts and Science:
B.A. Course:- First Year 34
Second Y ear 15
Third Year        4
Physical Education:- First Year  3
Second Year 1
Commerce:-First Year 1
Second Year 1
Home Economics:-First Year       2
Faculty of Graduate Studies: 4 Friday, August 24, 1951
1740
Students requested to withdraw cont'd•
Faculty of Applied Science: First Year    5
Second Year   1
Architecture:- First Year 1
Faculty of Law:- Second Year 1
Faculty of Pharmacy:- Third Year 3
Dean Besley spoke with reference to one of these
students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mr. Wah Ying
Lee, who had spent the summer in the Forest Camp at Haney
and had improved his command of the English language considerably.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage ) That the Senate approve the recommendation that these students be
required to withdraw, subject to
further consideration of appeals in
certain cases, and with the proviso
that the case of Mr. Wah Ying Lee be
referred back to the Faculty of
Graduate Studies for further consideration.
CARRIED.
Hew Courses
A letter dated August 3rd from the Director of the
School of Commerce was read, recommending that a course,
described as follows for purposes of the Calendar, be
approved, to count for three units credit in the Hospital
Administration Option in the School of Commerce:
Commerce 393 (3) Introduction to Hospital Administration
History, development and functions of a hospital; Friday, August 24, 1951      1741
Commerce 393 (3) cont'd.
elements of hospital organization and administration;
scientific management; hospital's role in community
health program; insurance plans and services; technical requirements of departmental personnel. Open
only to students in the Hospital Administration
Option. (2-2)
It was noted that this course would be given by Mr. Hickernell
and Mr. Stone, both of whom had been appointed by the Board
of Governors to the staff of the School of Commerce, as honorary lecturers in Hospital Administration, to further the
joint program of the University and the Vancouver General
Hospital for training Hospital Administrators.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage ) That this course be approved.
CARRIED.
A recommendation was received from the Faculty of Arts
and Science that a new course, Philosophy 515, Ancient
Philosophy, be authorized. It was noted that this course
would consist of the lecture of Philosophy 210, plus additional readings, essays etc., to bring the requirements up
to graduate standard.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage ) That this course be approved.
CARRIED.
Correspondence Courses and
Extra-Sessional Classes. 1951-52
It was reported that the Faculty of Arts and
Science on August 24th had approved the following recommendations: Friday, August 24, 1951 1742
(1) That Psychology 100, Introductory Psychology, be
added to the list of Correspondence Courses offered
for credit toward a degree through the Department
of University Extension.
(2) That the following Extra-Sessional Courses be
authorized for 1951-52:
English 426, Eighteenth Century
Literature
Philosophy 304, Social Philosophy
Dean Gage )
Dean Curtis) That the courses listed be authorized.
CARRIED.
Proposed Forest Engineering Curriculum
It was reportedthat at a special meeting of the
Faculty of Applied Science, held on Wednesday, May 23rd,
1951, certain changes in the course in Forest Engineering
were approved and recommended to Senate.  These proposed
changes were outlined in mimeograph form and circulated to
the members of ^enate.  Dean Besley spoke to this item and
stated that content of courses was not changed but that the
balance of courses was more evenly distributed between the
four years - 9i  units were added to the curriculum and 13
units dropped.
Dean Besley )
Dean MacLeod) That curriculum changes in Forest
Engineering as presented, be
approved.
CARRIED.
Request for Establishment of a School of Physical Education
A request was received from the Director of Physical Friday, August 24, 1951  1743
Education that consideration be given to the following
recommendations:
"1.  That the title of Department of Physical Education
be changed to School of Physical Education and
Athletics.
"2. That, since in accordance with Senate regulations
a school should be in a faculty, the School be
organized within the Faculty of Arts and Science.
"3.  That present Councils and Committees pertaining
to Physical Education and Athletics be dissolved
and that in accordance with Senate regulations on
schools, a director and council be appointed.
"4« That the question of the liaison with students
and joint boards of students and faculty be
placed on the agenda for the first meeting of the
council."
Dr. Sage )
Dr. Gibson) That the Chair be authorized to appoint
a Committee to look into this matter
and report back to Senate, and that
in the meantime copies of this request
be circulated to the members of
Senate.
CARRIED.
Request for Establishment of Department of Neurological Research.
A recommendation was received from the Dean of the
Faculty of Medicine that a Department of Neurological
Research be established in that Faculty. In this connection
the Council of the Faculty of Medicine had passed the following resolution, on August 2nd, 1951:
That a Department of Neurological Research be
established in the Faculty of Medicine, and that
the appointments of Dr. W. C. Gibson, Dr. Margaret
Kennard and Dr. John Harvey be within that Department. Friday, August 24, 1951 1744
Neurological Research cont*d.
Dr. Kerr )
Dr. Gibson)) That Senate advise and consent to the
establishment of a Department of
Neurological Research in the Faculty
of Medicine.
CARRIED.
Organization of Work in Bacteriology
Notice was received that the Board of Governors, on
May 23, had received areport from a Committee which had
been discussing the organization of work in Bacteriology,
containing the following recommendations:
1. That the Department of Bacteriology and Preventive
Medicine be renamed the Department of Bacteriology
and Immunology.
2. That the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology
for the time being be administratively in the
Faculty of Arts and Science.
That the various members of the Department remain
or become also members ofsuch other Faculties as
may be appropriate.
3. That an integration and development committee be
set up under the chairmanship of Dean Chant to include
Deans Eagles, Gage and Weaver and Dr. Dolman for the
purpose of integrating University courses in Microbiology and Bacteriology, reviewing existing courses,
advising on the development of new courses, and
supervising the allocation of space in the Bacteriological wing of the Wesbrook Building for laboratories
and offices.
It was noted that the foregoing recommendations were made
in an attempt to ensure continued development within one
department of a basic course or courses to meet the requirements of all the specialized branches of Bacteriological studies
and to make provision for the development Friday, August 24, 1951       1745
Bacteriology cont'd.
of specialized courses to meet the needs of Medicine,
Agriculture, Forestry, Marine Microbiology, etc.  It was
further noted that the programme would be reviewed at the
end of each year, for consideration of its continuation or
revision.
The Board of Governors had approved these recommendations
as submitted.
Dean Gage )
Dean Chant)  That Senate concur in the recommendation that the Department of Bacteriology and Preventive Medicine be
renamed the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, and in the other
recommendations presented in regard
to this Department.
CARRIED.
Reports of Committees
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Awards, Session 1950-51. Lower Years
Dean Gage presented List No. 2 dated May 30, 1951,
and List No. 3, dated August 24th, 1951, of prizes and
scholarships for 1950-51.  It was noted that Autumn awards
would be announced later.
Dean Gage  )
Mr, Kennedy) That the report of the Committee be
accepted as presented.
CARRIED.
Summer Session Awards
The Chairman of the Committee reported that
announcement of Summer Session awards would be made later Friday, August 24, 1951  1746
and reported to the next meeting of Senate.
New Prizes. Scholarships, Renewals etc.
Dean Gage presented the recommendations of his
Committee that the following new awards be accepted under
the terms of awards as set out, with thanks to the donors•
The Dr. L. L. Horvath Scholarship in English Language
and Literature.
This scholarship of $250, the gift of Leopold L. Horvath, Esq., LL.D. will be awarded annually to a student or students obtaining highest standing in the
Third Year of an Honours Course in English Language
and Literature.
The Dr. L. L. Horvath Medical Scholarships
The following scholarships, the gift of Leopold L.
Horvath, Esq., LL.D. will be awarded annually to
students completing the First Year in the Faculty of
Medicine:
(1) $150 to the student obtaining highest standing in
the work of the year.  The winner of this scholarship will not be precluded from enjoying the
proceeds of another award.
(2) $200 to the student obtaning highest standing in
Anatomy;
(3) $200 to the student obtaining highest standing in
Biochemistry;
(4) $200 to the student obtaining highest standing in
Physiology.
IN0TE : It is understood that, if the Dean of the
Faculty of Medicine in consultation with the
Committee on Scholarships wishes to alter
the terms of award or make them available in
different years of the Medical Course, he is
free to do so. This note is added at the
suggestion of Dr. Horvath.)
The Dr. L. L. Horvath Scholarships for the Humanities
Two scholarships of $100 each, the gift of Leopold L.
Horvath, Esq., LL.D., will be awarded to students in
the Third Year of the Faculty of Arts and Science who
are proceeding to the Final Year. The awards will be
made to students with outstanding records of achievement in the fields of the humanities, including
.J Friday, August 24, 1951  1747
English, Languages and Philosophy.
The Dr. L. L. Horvath Prize in Nursing
This prize of $50, the gift of Leopold L. Horvath, Esq.,
LL.D., will be awarded to the student who obtains the
highest standing in the first four years of the basic
degree course in Nursing.  To be eligible for the award,
the student must be a member of the Registered Nurses'
Association of British Columbia.
The British Columbia Beef Cattle Grower's Association
Bursary	
This bursary of $250, gift of the British Columbia
Beef Cattle Growers' Association, is available in the
Session 1951-52 for a promising student in the Faculty
of Agriculture who is engaged in a project relating to
beef cattle husbandry.  The award will be made, on
the recommendation of the Department of Animal Husbandry, to a promising and deserving student.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship in Anaesthesiology
and Applied Pharmacology
This fellowship of^$1000, the gift of Burroughs Wellcome and Company, Montreal, is available for postgraduate study and research in Anaesthesiology. The
award will be made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Medicine.
The Lower Mainland Fur Breeders' Association Bursaries.
Bursariesto the total of $300, the gift of the Lower
Mainland Fur Breeders1 Association, are available in
the Faculty of Agriculture for students carrying out
investigational work on mink. The awards will be
made by the Joint Faculty Committee on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agriculture.
The Ladner Prizes in Law
Prizes, to the total value of $100, the gift of Leon
J. Ladner, Esq., K.C, will be awarded annually to
students in the Faculty of Law. The awards will be
made, on the recommendation of the Faculty, to
students in Law who have obtained high standing either
in special fields or in the whole year's work.
The R.C.A.F. Chapter. I.O.D.E. Bursary
A bursary of $75, gift of the R.C.A.F. Chapter, I.O.D.E., Friday, August 24, 1951  1748
will be awarded to a student in the First Year of the
Faculty of Medicine. The award will be made to a
student who, without financial assistance, would be
unable to continue in the course.
The Engineers' Wives Association Bursary
This bursary of $100. provided through the Engineering
Institute of Canada I Vancouver Branch) by a donation
from the Engineers' Wives Association will be awarded
in the Session 1951-52 to an undergraduate student in
Engineering who has good scholastic standing and
who, without financial assistance, would be unable
to continue his course.
The Robert Allen Bursary Fund
This fund, a bequest of the late Robert Allen, will be
used to provide bursaries from time to t ime for needy
students.
Special Entrance Scholarship
This scholarship of approximately $400, provided by
an anonymous donor, will be awarded in the Session
1951-52 to a student entering the First Year of the
University of British Columbia.  In making the award
preference will be givento a student from a more
remote or isolated community of the Province.
The Koch Bursary
This bursary of annual value $100, the gift of Mr.
Albert 0. Koch, will be awarded to a student who has
good scholastic standing and who, without financial
assistance, would be unable to continue studies at the
University.
Strathcona Trust Scholarships in Physical Education
Two scholarships of $100 each, the gift ofthe Local
Committee, Strathcona Trust for British Columbia,
are available for students entering the Second Year
of the course leading to the degree of Bachelor of
Physical Education, either from Senior Matriculation
or from the First Year at the University of British
Columbia.  If possible, one award will be made to a
woman and the other to a man.  Application by letter
should be made to the Dean of Administrative and
Inter-Faculty Affairs not later than August 15th. Friday, August 24, 1951   1749
Strathcona Trust Scholarships for Teacher Training.
Two scholarships of $100 each, the gift of the Local
Committee, Strathcona Trust for British Columbia,
are available for students who have graduated with a
Bachelor of Physical Education degree and are entering the Teacher Training course.  If1 possible, one
award will be made to a woman and the other to a man.
Zpplication should be made by letter, addressed to
the Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs,
not later than August 15th.
Strathcona Trust Summer Session Scholarships
Two scholarships of $100 each, the gift of the Local
Committee, Strathcona Trust for British Columbia, are
available for teachers who are enrolled int he Summer
Session, are taking coursesapproved for the B.P.E.
degree, and who are continuing at the University in
work towards this degree in t he following winter or
summer session.  If possible one award will be made
to a woman and the other to a man.  Application must
be made by letter, addressed to the Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs, before the close of
the Summer Session.
The Alliance Francaise Bursary
A bursary of $100, gift of the Alliance Francaise, will
be awarded to a student proceeding to the Third Year
and specializing in French.  The award will be made
on the basis of merit and need.
The Richard Ronald Burns Memorial Bursary
This bursary of $75, given in memory of the late
Richard Ronald Burns, was awarded in the Session
1951-52 to a student in the Faculty of Medicine.  The
award was made, in accordance with the wishes of the
donor, to a student requiring financial assistance.
It was reported further, that:
1. The Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, Western Branch,
had decided to provide an extra graduate fellowship of
$500.00 for the current year. Two fellowships only are
normally made available by the Association, but, as
there were three excellent applicants, an additional
fellowship was provided.
2. A bursary of One Hundred Dollars was received from Mr. Friday, August 24, 1951      1750
M. A. Low-Beer, to be awarded under the same terms as
one provided by Mr. Low-Beer in 1949-50.
3* The Chris Spencer Foundation had provided an additional
University Entrance Scholarship of $400, for this year,
to be awarded to Miss Margit Leret of Britannia Beach.
No publicity is to be given to this award, which will
appear in the lists as "Proficiency Scholarship for
University Entrance."
4« The Summer Session Students' Association had contributed
$300.00 to the Scholarship Fund, the income from which
fund provides the Summer Session Students' Association
Scholarship No. 2.  A further amount of $75.00 was
received from this Association to provide the Summer
Session Students1 Association Scholarship No. 1.
5. The Schlage Lock Company had fixed the amount of its
Scholarship at $250.00 annually.
6. McCarter and Nairne had set the value of their scholarship
at $250 annually.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp) That the awards listed be accepted and
that appropriate letters of thanks be
sent to the donors.
CARRIED.
In addition Dean Gage reported for the information of Senate
that one of the three International Nickel Company of Canada
Graduate Fellowships made available this year for all universities in Canada was awarded to the Department of Chemistry
of the University of British Columbia.  The award was made
to a graduate student, Mr. A. T. Casey, who will work under
the direction of Dr. K. Starke. The student receives
$1500 per annum, and may hold the award for a period of
three years. The additional sum of $500 is available each
year, and is at the disposal of the professor directing
the work. Friday, August 24, 1951      1751
Dean Gage reported for information that Mr. E. A.
Wetherill was unable to a ccept the monetary value of the
Schlage Lock Scholarship, and that the award was made therefore to Mr. Wetherill, by reversion in monetary value to
Donald Allen McCoy.
It was recommendedthat no further postponement of
the Vancouver Women's Canadian Club Scholarship in
Canadian History, awarded in May, 1950, to Miss Daphne
Syson, be granted, in view of the fact that Miss Syson
was not returning to the University this fall.
Dean Gage  )
Mr. Kennedy) That this recommendation be approved.
CARRIED.
Honorary Degrees and Autumn Congregation
The President spoke to this item and to the matter of
Autumn Congregation, and stated that it was proposed to
hold the official opening of the War Memorial Gymnasium in
connection with the Fall Congregation and the formal installation of the new Chancellor, Brigadier Sherwood Lett,
on the evening of Friday, October 26th.  He suggested that
on this occasion it might be appropriate to invite some
distinguished representative of the United States, Great
Britain, and Canada itself to mark the significance of
the construction of this Gymnasium.  In this connection
the President suggested that a meeting of the Committee on
on
Honorary Degrees be called for formal action/the following Friday, August 24, 1951    1752
three names, which had been discussed, as recipients of the
degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa:
Admiral Nimitz, member of the Board of Regents,
University of California.
Sir Alexander Clutterbuck, High Commissioner to
Canada for Great Britain.
The Honourable Milton Gregg, V.C., formerly Minister
of Veterans Affairs and at present Minister of
Labour.
Dr. Daniells)
Dr. Warren ) That these names be referred to the
Committee on Honorary Degrees for
formal action, and that Senate approve
in principle the conferring of these
degrees.
CARRIED.
Committee on Dental Education
A letter dated August 23rd was read, from the Chairman
of this Committee, being an interim report and stating that
contact had been established with the B.C. College of Dental
Surgeons, the Canadian Dental Association, the Division of
Preventive Dentistry of the Provincial Department of Health
and Welfare, and with each of the dental schools in Canada.
A further report would be forthcoming in due course.
Victoria College Council
Dr. Ewing reported for the information of Senate that
preliminary steps had been taken towards the establishment
of an Endowment Fund for the College, and reported progress
on their new building. Friday, August 24, 1951       1753
Correspondence
A letter dated May 11 from the Director of the School
of Commerce with reference to the organization of courses
for the General Accountants Association of British Columbia,
and a covering statement dated May 18 from the President,
copies of which had been circulated to the members of
Senate, were taken as read.
A letter dated March 29th from the Secretary of the
Alma Mater Society, addressed to the President, the U.B.C.
Faculty Association, recording the following minute passed
at the Students' Council meeting of March 27, 1951, was
referred to Senate by the Chair:
"THAT an Education Standards Committee consisting of
one member from the Students' Council who will act
as chairman, and one representative from each undergraduate group chosen for this specific job, be struck
to offer constructive criticism to the Faculty
regarding courses, the material that is in them,
and the way in which that material is presented to
the student by the particular professor and that
the setting up of this committee shall be subject
to the approval and the cooperation of the Faculty."
Dean Gage )
Mr. Kennedy) That this matter be tabled for
the time being.
CARRIED.
A letter dated May 16 from Professor R. M. Clark
addressed to the President, with reference to the possibility
of a course in religious education, specifically on the
"History of Christianity" had been placed on the agenda.
In the meantime the matter had been considered by the Faculty of Arts and Science at a meeting on August 24, 1951, Friday, August 24, 1951     1754
and had been referred by that Faculty to a Committee.  Senate
agreed to postpone discussion on the subject pending receipt
of a report from the Committee and the Faculty referred to,
A letter of appreciation, dated July 14, was read from
the Executive Secretary, The Architectural Institute of
British Columbia, with reference to the Institute's support
of the work of the University and particularly the School of
Architecture.
A letter of thanks was read from Mr. George P. Black, in
acknowledgement of Senate's regards, sent on the occasion of
his retirement from Victoria College.
A letter dated June 9th from the Rector of the University of Ottawa, addressed to the President, was referred to
Senate for consideration of the question of the affiliation
of Notre Dame College at Nelson, B.C., with the University
of Ottawa.
Mr. Justice Clyne)
Dr. Friedman    ) That the Chair be asked to appoint
a Committee to investigate this
question with a view to suggesting
a suitable reply to the letter
and a report to Senate.
CARRIED.
The President brought to the attention of Senate a
letter which he had received from the Clerical Secretary of
the Synod of the Diocese of Kootenay under date of June 8,
recording the following resolution passed at a meeting of
that body in Kelowna: Friday, August 24, 1951 I755
"That whereas it has been the hope of the citizens
of Eastern British Columbia that a Junior College
might be established in Nelson by the Department of
Education, we earnestly request that the Senate of
the University of British Columbia keep this in mind
and do nothing which might be prejudicial to the
carrying out of this scheme in the future."
Dr. K. E. Taylor)
Mr. Caple      ) That this letter be referred to
the Committee on the request of
the University of Ottawa re
Affiliation of Notre Dame
College.
CARRIED.
Other Business
It was reported for information that an Order-in-
Council had been passed by the Lieutenant Governor in
Council re-appointing Mr. Joseph B. Clearihue and the
Honourable Mr. Justice J. M. Coady to the Board of Governors of the University for a further period of six years,
as from August 27th, 1951.
A reprint of an article by Dr. L. E. Ranta, on "The
Medical School of British Columbia," published by the Calgary Associate Clinic, which had been circulated to the
members, was ordered filed.
Dean Gage, on behalf of Senate, offered congratulations
to the President on his part in the Report of the Royal
Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and
Sciences, and on his receipt of an honorary degree at the
celebration of the Five Hunredth Anniversary of the University of Glasgow. Friday, August 24, 1951       I756
The President spoke to certain specific recommendations
of the Commission, concerning federal aid to universities and
the provision of scholarships, bursaries, fellowships and
loans to Canadian students.  He also described briefly events
in Glasgow.
Mr. Kennedy)
Dean Gage  ) That the meeting adjourn.
CARRIED.
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