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Array 1413
Monday, August 27, 1948.
The fifth regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia was held on Friday, August
27th, 1948, at 8:00 p.m., in the Board and Senate Room.
Present: President N.A.M. MacKenzie (in the Chair),
Professor H.F. Angus, Dr. V.C. Brink, Dean 3.N.F. Chant,
Mr. K.P. Caple, Dean F.M. Clement, Mrs. S.M. Creighton,
Mr. H.O. English, Dr. J.M. Ewing, Dr. R.E. Foerster,
Dean W.H. Gage, Dr. W. Kaye Lamb, Brig. Sherwood Lett,
Mr. W.R. McDougall, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Mr. J.F. Muir,
Dr. R.C. Palmer, Mr. F. Read, Dr. A.B. Schinbein,
Principal K.E. Taylor, Dr. W.S. Taylor, Dr. H.V. Warren and
Dr. C.A.H. Wright.
Expressions of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Dr. C.E. Dolman, Dean J.N.
Finlayson, Mr. E.D. Fulton, Major K.C. Holmes, Mr. G.D.
Kennedy, Mr. K.N. MacCorkindale, Dr. W.N. Sage, Dr. F.A.
Turnbull.
Dr. MacKenzie welcomed back the members of previous
Senates and gave a special welcome to those elected by
Convocation for the first time - Dr. Lamb, Dr. Foerster and
Dr. Palmer.  Professor Angus, as Director of Graduate
Studies, and Professor S.N.F. Chant, as Dean of the Faculty
of Arts and Science, were introduced as ex-officio members.
The President also introduced Professor Brink, from the
Faculty of Agriculture, Professor Muir from Applied Science
and Principal VI.3.   Taylor, representative of Union College.
Dean F.M. Clement )
Dr. Sherwood Lett ) That the minutes of the
fourth regular meeting of
May llth, 1948, be taken as
read and adopted.
Carried 1414
Monday, August 27, 1948.
Senate Election
The reports of the Registrar and of the Scrutineers
in reference to the Election of Chancellor and Members of
Senate, on May 26th, 1948, were received for information,
as follows:
To the Senate of the University of British Columbia
We, the undersigned, having been appointed your
scrutineers, beg to report that:
The Chancellorship of the University having
been filled by the election by acclamation of the
Honourable Eric W. Hamber, C.M.G., no ballot was
received for that office.
The total number of ballots received for
Members of Senate was 267c   Of these 2669 were
valid;  the remaining 7 could not be identified.
We have counted the votes on the above
mentioned valid ballots and find the following to
be the result:
SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF ELECTION OF FIFTEEN (15) MEMBERS
OF SENATE
May 26th. 1948
Candidates
Baynes, George Edgar
Braidwood, Darrell Thomas
Brown, Joseph Frederick
Caple, Kenneth Percival
Creighton, Mrs. Sally Murphy
Foerster, Russell Earl
Fulton, Edmund Davie
Garner, Frederick Oren Roswell
Gourlay, Miss Margaret Theresa
Grauer, Albert Edward
Harris, Lawren
Lett, Sherwood
Lamb, William Kaye
Lord, Arthur Edward
Mawdsley, Miss Mary Dorothy
Votes
In order of
Received
Votes Received
895
23
1078
16
920
22
1691
6
1382
11
1369
12
1215
15
867
24
975
18
1829
3
1014
17
1859
2
1902
1
1387
10
1761
4 1415
Candidates (continued)
Mitchell, Mrs. Howard T.
MacWilliams, Harold Godfrey
Palmer, Richard Claxton
Robinson, Bruce Arnold
Sage, Walter N.
Schinbein, Austin Birrell
Steele, David Andrew Slevin
Turnbull, Frank
Turner, Franklin Joseph Ewart
Wallace, Robert Thomas
Warren, Harry V.
Whitelaw, D. Mackay
Wright, Charles Alfred Holstead
Candidates Elected
Lamb, William Kaye
Lett, Sherwood
Grauer, Albert Edward
Mawdsley, Miss Mary Dorothy
Sage, Walter N.
Caple, Kenneth Percival
Warren, Harry V.
Wright, Charles Alfred Holstead
Schinbein, Austin Birrell
Lord, Arthur Edward
Creighton, Mrs. Sally Murphy
Foerster, Russell Earl
Palmer, Richard Claxton
Turnbull, Frank
Fulton, Edmund Davie
Monday, August 27, 1948.
Votes     In order of
Received  Votes Received
595
28
963
19
1324
13
947
20
1737
5
1419
9
758
27
1300
14
932
21
843
25
1641
7
780
26
1557
8
Votes
Received
1902
1859
1829
1761
1737
1691
1641
1557
1419
1387
1382
1369
1324
1300
1215
(Signed)
H.O. English
F. Read
Gilbert D. Kennedy
Walter H. Gage
Representatives Appointed to Senate
Notice was received that the Board of Governors of
Union College of British Columbia at its meeting on June
24th, 1948, appointed the Reverend Principal W.S. Taylor,
Ph.D., to represent the College on Senate for the three 1416
Monday, August 27, 1948.
year term ending August, 1951.
Notice was received from the Board of Governors of
the appointment of Professor H.F. Angus as Director of
Graduate Studies, with the status of Dean, effective July
1st, 1948.  Senate noted that by virtue of this appointment
Professor Angus would occupy a seat on Senate ex-officio,
and that he would thereby vacate his place as a representative
of the Faculty of Arts and Science.  That Faculty, at its
meeting on August 27th, deferred until its October meeting
the election of a representative to replace him.
Re Standing Committees and Representatives on University
Committees for Session 1948-49.
At its meeting on May llth, 1948, Senate agreed
that the appointment of Standing Committees and Representatives
on University Committees for the Session 1948-49 be left in
the hands of the Chair.   In this connection President
MacKenzie reported that in order that these committees might
begin their duties before the opening of the session, if
necessary, the Committee to Appoint Committees met in the
Spring and the personnel of all committees, with the
exception of Senate Committees and Senate members on other
Committees, was decided at that time.  The appointment of
Senate Committees was deferred because of the pending
Senate election.
Principal K.E. Taylor )
Mr. W.R. McDougall   ) That the Chair be authorized
to appoint the Senate
Committees and members of
Senate on other committees,
subject to confirmation or 1417
Monday, August 27, 1948.
amendment by Senate at the next
regular meeting.
Carried
In this connection the President suggested that the personnel
of Committees be distributed in due course in mimeographed
form to the members of Senate.
From the Board of Governors
The Secretary pointed out that Item (a) on the
Agenda from the Board of Governors, Balance Sheet and
Financial Statement for the year ended March 31st, 1948,
would not be available until after the .august meeting of
the Board of Governors.
A letter was received from the Board of Governors,
dated June 4th, acknowledging the action of Senate on May
llth in respect of a Faculty of Medicine.
A letter dated June 4th was received from the Board
of Governors with reference to the resolution passed by
Senate at its meeting on May llth regarding the establishment
of a Faculty of Pharmacy.   In this connection the Board
passed the following resolution:
"That the President be authorized to set up a Committee
representing the Board, the Senate and the Faculties,
to consider the organization of the University in
the light of this and other requests."
President MacKenzie pointed out that while the Board
recognized the autonomy of the Pharmacy unit it was felt
that some consideration should be given to the differences,
for example, between a unit such as Arts and Science with
6,000 students and Pharmacy with 250 students.
-\ 1418
Monday, August 27, 1948.
A letter dated June 4th was received from the Board
of Governors with reference to Senate's approval of the
Report of the Committee on Ph.D. Studies.   In this
connection the Board moved that the question of the type
of administrative organization necessary to supervise Ph.D.
work be referred to the Committee to Study the Organization
of the University.
The following new awards, which had been approved
by Senate at its meeting on U.ay  llth, were approved by the
Board of Governors meeting on May 31st:
B.C. Drug Travellers' Association Bursary,
Mallinckrodt Chemical Works Prize,
G.H. Wood & Co. Scholarship,
An additional prize for 4th Year Applied Science, 1948,
The following new awards were accepted by the Board,
subject to the approval of Senate:
Second Alan Boag scholarship,
Northern Peat Moss Co. Prize - renewal.
Since these two awards would be presented formally by the
Chairman of the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and
Bursaries, later in the evening, discussion was deferred
until that time.
From the Faculties
Sessional Examination Results
A summary of sessional examination results in lower
years for 1947-48 was presented by the Registrar for the
information of senate.  It was noted that there were about
4,500 supplementals granted, and at this point it was
suggested that the fee for re-reading of papers should be increased.
1419
Monday, August 27, 1948,
Dr. H. Warren  )
Mrs. Creighton ) That the question of re-reading of
papers be referred to Faculties, for
further consideration.
Carried
Registration, Summer Session, 1948
A report on Registration for the Summer Session, 1948,
was presented by the Registrar for the information of Senate.
It was noted that English 421 and 422 are drama classes and
that as a considerable number of those taking these courses
were registered through the Department of University
Extension and will be shown in the regular summer report
of that Department their enrollment does not show on the
report as submitted.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
Dean Chant presented the candidates for degrees in
the Faculty of Arts and Science who had completed courses
in the Summer Session.
Dean Chant )
Dean Gage  ) That the degrees indicated be conferred
on these candidates at the Autumn
Congregation on October 27th.
Carried
a recommendation was received from the Faculty of
Arts and Science that English 432, Victorian Prose
Literature, be authorized as a Directed Reading Course for
the Session 1948-49, in addition to Mathematics 202 and
Economics 310 already approved.
Dean Chant )
Dean Gage  ) That English 432 be approved as a
Directed Reading Course for the Session
1948-49.
Carried 1420
Monday, August 27, 1948.
A recommendation was received from the Faculty of
Arts and Science that the following new course be established
Zoology
359 Forest Entomology — A course on the relation of
insects to forests and timber and the principles involved
in control measures.   Open to Forest Engineers only.
Text-book: Kenn, Insect Enemies of Western Forests,
U.S. Dept. Agric, Misc. Publ. No. 273-
References: Doane, Van Dyke, Chamberlain and Burke,
Forest Insects, McGraw-Hill:  Graham, Principles of Forest
Entomology. 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill.
Two lectures and two hours laboratory a week.
First term. 1 unit.
Dean Chant )
Dean Gage  ) That Zoology 359 be approved.
Carried
A recommendation was received from the Faculty of
Arts and Science that Dr. Cecilia Krieger be made a member
of the Faculty of Arts and Science for the term of her
appointment, the Session 1948-49.
Dean Chant )
Dean Gage  ) That Dr. Cecilia Krieger, Visiting
Lecturer in the Department of
Mathematics, be made a member of the
Faculty of Arts and Science for the
term of her appointment, the Session
1948-49.
Carried
Further in this same connection:
Dean Clement  )
Prof. F. Read ) That approval be given to the
inclusion of Professor Gilbert
Tucker, Visiting Lecturer in History,
and Professor M.M. Mclntyre, an
appointee in the Faculty of Law, as
members of Faculty, subject to the
action of the Faculties concerned.
Carried 1421
Monday, August 27, 1948.
Reports of Committees
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Gage, Chairman, presented for the information
of Senate, Lists No.Ts 3 and 4, of Medals, Scholarships,
Prizes and Bursaries for 1947-48.
Dean Gage    )
Dr. H. Warren ) That these reports be formally
accepted.
Carried
Dean Gage also presented List No.5, proposed awards
for Summer Session Scholarships.
Dean Gage     )
Dr. H. Warren ) That this report be adopted.
Carried
Dean Gage reported that the Alan Boag Foundation,
through Mr. Harold Winch, M.L.A., had provided a second
scholarship of $50.00 for the runner-up in the essay contest
on Socialism.   (Approved by Board)
Dean Gage      )
Dr. R.C. Palmer ) That this scholarship be accepted
with thanks.
Carried
Dean Gage reported that the Northern Peat Moss
Company had decided to renew the prize of $100 given for the
best essay on Peat Moss, its Formation and Use.   This
prize was given originally for one year only, and an award
was made in May, 1948.   (Approved by Board).
Dean Gage    )
Prof. F. Read )  That this prize be accepted and a
letter of thanks sent to the donors,
Carried 1422
Monday, August 27, 1948.
A recommendation was received from the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries that the
offer of the Bastion Chapter of the I.O.D.E. to provide a
Bursary on the following terms of award be accepted:
The Bastion Chapter I.O.D.E. Bursary
The sum of §200, given by the Bastion Chapter
of the I.O.D.E., was made available in the Session
1948-49 to provide bursaries for student veterans
from Nanaimo.  These bursaries, which were open
to students in any Year and Faculty, were awarded
on the basis of ability and need of financial
assistance.
Dean Gagr.    )
Mr. K. Caple ) That this gift be accepted and a
letter of thanks sent to the donors.
Carried
A recommendation was received from the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries that the
offer of Hobbs Glass Limited to provide a scholarship under
the following terms of award be accepted:
The Hobbs Glass Limited Scholarship
A scholarship to the value of one year's
tuition fee will be awarded annually by Hobbs Glass
Limited to a student in the Fourth Year of Architecture
The award will be made to the student submitting the
best solution of an architectural problem proposed
by the staff of the Department of Architecture in
conjunct"on with the Company.   The award will be
made on the recommendation of the Department.
Dean Gage   )
Mr. K. Caple ) That this offer be accepted.
Carried
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Dean Mawdsley, Secretary of the Committee on Honorary
Degrees for the Session 1947-48, presented the recommendation
of the Committee that the Degree of LL.D. honoris causa be 1423
Monday, August 27, 1948.
conferred on the following persons at the Autumn Congregation
on October 27th.
Mr. Ira Dilworth, General Supervisor, C.B.C.
International Service.
Colonel F.T. Fairey, Deputy Minister and
Superintendent of Education.
Mr. A.R. Lord, Principal of the Provincial
Normal School, Vancouver.
Mr. J.3. DeLong, Formerly Inspector of High
Schools in British Columbia.
Miss Jessie Gordon, Formerly Principal of
Crofton House School for Girls.
Dean Mawdsley)
Dean Clement ) That these recommendations be
approved.
Carried
The suggestion was made that the name of
Mr. H.N. MacCorkindale, Superintendent of Schools, Vancouver,
be added to this list.
Mr. H.O. English )
Dr. C.H. Wright  ) That in accordance with the
policy of the Senate in dealing
with suggestions from the floor,
the name of Mr. MacCorkindale be
referred to the Committee on
Honorary Degrees for their
consideration, and that the
Committee be given power to act.
Carried
In connection with the proposed ceremony at the
opening of the Library Wing, President MacKenzie suggested
that one or two distinguished librarians might be considered
for honorary degrees and invited to attend the Autumn
Congregation and the opening ceremony and asked to speak at the latter.
1424
Monday, August 27, 1948.
Dean Mawdsley )
Dr. Lamb     ) That this suggestion be referred
to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.
Carried
The President stated that a majority of the members
of Senate would be canvassed by telephone concerning those
proposed by the Committee and that on receipt of their
approval an official letter would be sent to all the members
of Senate informing them of the names proposed.
Brigadier Lett suggested that on the invitations
that are sent out for the Autumn Congregation R.3.V.P. be
added and that it be indicated to the recipients that unless
they reply they cannot be assured of a place.   It was
decided that this matter be referred to the Committee on
Ceremonies.
Speaker for Autumn Congregation
The President suggested that Mr. Ira Dilworth be
invited to speak on the occasion of the Autumn Congregation.
H.O. English       )
Mrs. John Creighton ) That this matter be left with
the Chair for further report.
Carried
Victoria College Council
There was no report from Victoria College Council.
Correspondence
Letters were received from the Secretary of the
Board of Examiners calling attention to the facts that:
1. Two students had tied as leaders in Area 12 for a
University Entrance Scholarship. 1425
Monday, August 27, 1948.
Dean Gage   )
Dr. K. Lamb ) That it be recommended to the Board
of Governors that an additional
scholarship of #175-00 be provided
to cover this contingency.
Carried
2. That, primarily because of faulty advice, Miss Marion
Claire Irving, Powell River High School, had failed
to meet the subject requirements for a Royal
Institution Scholarship for Senior Matriculation
although her average mark was second highest in the
Province.
Dean Gage   )
Dr. K. Lamb j That it be recommended to the Board
of Governors that a Special Scholarship
of $200.00 be provided from the
Special Bursaries Fund for Miss Irving,
if she decides to enroll in the
University for the coming Session.
Carried
Letters were received from the 3.C. Fruit Growers
Association and the Vernon Board of Trade requesting that
the dates of opening and closing of the University Session
be postponed one month in order to enable students to assist
in harvesting the fruit crop.
Mr. K. Caple )
Principal K.E. Taylor ) That this matter be referred
to the Faculties for
recommendation.
Carried
A letter of thanks was received from Dr. G.G. Sedgewick
for Senate's congratulations on his receipt of an honorary
degree from Dalhousie University.
Other Business
The proposed program of work to be carried on in the
Department of University Extension under the $10,000.00
appropriation from the Department of Fisheries for "the 1426
Monday, August 27, 1948.
extension of educati oraL v/ork in co-operative producing and
selling among fishermen", which was circulated to Senate,
was discussed at some length.
Dean Clement  )
Brigadier Lett ) That Dr. Shrum be asked to prepare
a statement of the training and
experience of those who go out
teaching in this field.
Carried
Professor Read presented a recommendation of the
Faculty of Law that the following four students who had
twice failed the First Year be required to withdraw from
that Faculty.
James Alexander Morrow
Hendrick Clemens Padburg
Ronald Gerard Rice
Raymond 3rooks Whitney
Professor F. Read )
Brigadier Lett   ) That these four students be
required to withdraw from the
Faculty of Law
Carried
It was noted that these students would be permitted to re-enter
the Faculty of Law only by action of Senate.
Dean Gage expressed congratulations on behalf of
Senate to President MacKenzie on the recent honours awarded
him at the University of Bristol, when he received the
honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at the hands of the
Chancellor, the Right Honourable Winston Churchill.
The motion to adjourn was carried.
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