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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1937-12-15

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Wednesday, December 15th, 1937
The second regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the session 1937-38
was held on Wednesday, December 15th, 1937, at 8:00
p.m., in the Board and Senate Room.
Present:  President L. S. Klinck (in the Chair),
Dean F. M. Clement, Dean J. N. Finlayson, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. D. G. Laird, Dr. M. Y. Williams, Mr. H. F.
Soward, Mr. Ira Dilworth, Mr. J. N. Harvey, Dr. J. Roy
Sanderson, Rev. Dr. H. R. Trumpour, Mr. H. T. Logan,
Mr. Sherwood Lett, Miss M. L. Bollert, Mr. A. E. Lord,
Miss A. B. Jamieson, Dr. Evlyn F. Farris and Mr. J. N.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale,
Mr. V. L. Denton, His Honour Judge Swanson and Mr. P.A.
Mr. Harvey    )
Dean Finlayson) That the minutes of the first
regular meeting of October
20th, 1937, and of the special
meeting of November 10th, 1937,
be taken as read, and adopted.
Senate Membership
Notices were received of the appointment of the
following representatives on Senate:
Mr. F. H. Soward - representative of the Faculty
of Arts and Science to take
the place of Mr. Angus for
the balance of his term.
Mr. J. N. Burnett - representative of the British
Columbia Teachers' Federation 573.
Wednesday, December 15th, 1937
for a term of three years,
succeeding Mr. 0. J. Thomas,
The Chairman welcomed Mr. Soward and Mr. Burnett
to membership in Senate.
Notices of Appointment of Committees
On Calendar
Mr. F. H. Soward - as Chairman - taking the
place of Mr. Angus.
On Preparation of Report on Awards
of Prizes and Scholarships
Mr. Ira Dilworth
Mr. 0. J. Thomas
Mr. F. H. Soward
Mr. Harvey    )
Mr. A. E. Lord) That the matter of appointing
a member in the place of Mr.
Thomas be left with the Chair.
On Scholarship Restrictions
Mr. Ira Dilworth
Mr. 0. J. Thomas
Mr. F. H. Soward
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Dilworth  ) That the personnel of this
Committee, also, be left with
the Chair.
From the Board of Governors
Three Special Bursaries   -  Approved.
The Alliance Francaise Bursary  -  Approved. 574.
Wednesday, December 15th, 1937
i A statement was received from the President giving
information in regard to the Summer Session which had
been asked for in Senate by Mr. 0. J. Thomas, on behalf
of the B. C. Teachers' Federation.
Mr. A. E. Lord)
f Dr. Sanderson ) That the statement prepared by
the President in reply to the
questions asked by Mr. Thomas
I be received, and that copies
of the statement be sent to the
members of Senate.
< Carried
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Harvey    ) That the matter of a Speaker
for the Spring Congregation be
left with the Chair.
A report of the Committee appointed to consider
the status of students obtaining the degree of B.S.F.
and degrees in Chemistry and Geology in relation to the
Association of Professional Engineers was presented.
In answer to the question as to what the Engineering Association would require of students with the B.S.F.
degree and of students holding the B.A. degree In
Chemistry and Geology in order to qualify for admission
to the Engineering Association, the Association had
replied as follows;
"That this Council could not recognize
holders of a degree of B.A. in Geology 575.
[ednesday, December 15th, 1937
or Chemistry, or holders of a B.S.F.
degree as engineers or qualified to do
engineering work, and in accordance with
their previous policy they would require
such graduates to take examinations in
the engineering subjects from the Association's examinations."
The Committee concurred In this decision.
Dean Clement  )
Dean Finlayson) That the report be adopted.
A letter was received from Dr. S. J. Willis in
reply to the request of the Senate for information in
regard to any definite proposals that might be made for
altering the conditions for admission to the University,
Dr. Willis stated that an early meeting of the High
School Accrediting Board would be held and that Senate
would be notified of any proposals that would be drawn
up affecting the admission of students to the University.
A communication was received from the Registrar
of the Department of Education of Saskatchewan calling
attention to a change in the regulations whereby
students of Grade XII (as well as of Grade XI) are
permitted to obtain diplomas upon the recommendation
of the school staffs without being required to write
upon the Departmental examinations, and asking whether
or not The University of British Columbia would accept 576
Wednesday, December 15th, 1937
, for University admission and credit the standing
granted in this way to Saskatchewan Grade XII students.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Williams) That this communication be
referred to the Faculties.
A letter was received from the Secretary of the
Guidance Committee of the Senior High Schools repeating the request made last year for a course in
Guidance to be offered in the Summer Session.
Mr. Lett     )
Dr. Sanderson) That the matter be referred
to the Faculty of Arts and
Science for consideration
and early report, and that
the Director of the Summer
Session be advised by the
Secretary that the request
has been received.
Mr. Harvey introduced the question of the desirability of publicity in connection with the work of the
University.  The matter was discussed and reference was
made to the steps that have, from time to time, been
taken in this direction.
Mr. Harvey  )
Dean Clement) That the Committee on Public
Relations be asked to take
under consideration the possibility of having speakers from
the Faculty or the Senate
appear before the various service and other clubs during
Education Week or at a time to
be arranged.
Carried 577.
Wednesday, December 15th, 1937
The Chairman extended to all members of Senate
a very cordial expression of good will, and wished all
a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy and Prosperous
New Year.
Mr. Harvey voiced the appreciation of Senate for
the services rendered by the President during the year,
and extended to the President and to Mrs. Klinck the
good wishes of the members of Senate.
The meeting adjourned.
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