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Wednesday, February 20th, 1935
The third regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the session 1934-55
was held on Wednesday, February 20th, 1955, at 8:00 p.m.,
in the Board and Senate Room.
In the absence of President Klinck his Grace Archbishop de Pencier was, on the motion of Dr. Sedgewick,
seconded by Dr. Hutchinson, appointed Chairman.
Present: Dean F. M. Clement, Dr. G. G. Moe, Mr.
F. A. Wilkin, Mr. H. F. Angus, Dr. A. H. Hutchinson, Mr.
J. N. Harvey, Mr. H. C. Holmes, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale,
Dr. J. Roy Sanderson, Mr. H. T. Logan, Dr. G. G. Sedgewick,
Miss H. L. Bollert, Mr. Sherwood Lett, Miss A. B. Jamieson,
Mr. A. E. Lord, The Most Rev. A. U. de Pencier, Mr. John
C. Oliver, Mr. P. A. Boving, Dr. C. Killam, Dr. Evlyn F.
Farris, Mr. Sydney Anderson and Miss Isobel Harvey.
Mr. Lord     )
Dr. Sedgewick) That the minutes of the second
regular meeting of December 19th,
1954, and of the special meeting
of January 4th, 1955, be taken as
read, and adopted.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from President Klinck, Dean
Buchanan, Judge Swanson, Principal Vance, Dr. Letson and
Judge Howay.
From the Board of Governors
Courses and regulations for the Summer Session of
Recommendations approved, with the exception of the
second three-unit course in Biology which the President was authorized to announce as soon as this
proposed course was approved by Senate. 582.
Wednesday, February 20th, 1955
Course in Methods in German.
Notices of Appointment of Committees
On Calendar
Dr. J. R. Sanderson (to replace
Mr. G. W. Clark).
On Extra-Univer3ity Teaching -  Mr. H. N.
MacCorkindale (to serve in
absence of Dean Brock).
From the Faculties
governing award of
Scholarships under
Carnegie Grant.
Committee on Prizes
and Scholar-
led and approved
the Faculties.
Under a grant made to The University of British
Columbia by the Carnegie Corporation of New York,
a sum of $10,000. has been made available for the
purpose of enabling students of marked ability to
do graduate study in The University of British
Columbia or in any other approved University, and
to provide equipment (books, apparatus and supplies)
required for such graduate work in The University of
British Columbia.
Applicants must be undergraduate students or
graduates of The University of British Columbia,
with First Class standing in the examinations last
Applicants must have reached the last year of the
course in which they are registered or hold one or
more of the following degrees: B.A., B.Com., M.A.,
B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc, B.S.A., M.S.A., and
more than 50 years of age
receiving applications.
on the last
must not
day for
Applications must be accompanied by:
(a) Copy of birth certificate.
(b) Certified transcript of record of work done
in University (if other than The University
of British Columbia). ." *
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(c) Proposed course of Graduate Study to be done
during tenure of scholarship.
(d) Name of University under whose direction it
is planned to carry out this work and a
letter from the Professor under whom he
intends to work, stating his willingness to
supervise the proposed course of study.  It
is understood that such graduate study may
be carried on under direction elsewhere than
at the University concerned.
As amended by the Faculty of Arts and Science
"Name of University under whose direction it
is planned to carry out this work.  It is
understood that such graduate study may be
carried on under direction elsewhere than at
the University concerned."
(e) A statement from the Head of the Department
in which the work is to be done, showing
extra equipment, books and supplies necessary
for adequate carrying on of proposed work and
cost of same.  (This applies only to scholarships tenable at The University of British
(f) Letters from two members of the University
teaching staff under whom applicant has
worked.  These letters must include a statement regarding the fitness of the applicant
to do the proposed course of study.
(g) A list of concurrent appointments or scholarships already received or applied for (see
Par. 12. below).
(h) A statement to the effect that the applicant
has a reasonable expectation of being
financially able to complete the proposed
course of study if awarded the scholarship.
(i) A statement as to whether or not the private
means of the applicant would enable him to
carry on the proposed course of study satisfactorily without the aid of a scholarship.
5.  Scholarships will be tenable for one year.  A
scholarship winner will be eligible to apply for a
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renewal of his scholarship on expiration.  Not
more than one renewal will be granted.
6. Scholarships may be enjoyed in The University of
British Columbia or in any other approved
7. Individual scholarship awards, including equipment,
etc., will be made in accordance with the ascertained requirements of the proposed course of
study, and shall not in any individual case exceed
the sum of $500.00.
8. Normally not more than $200.00 will be awarded to
scholarship winners pursuing their work in The
University of British Columbia.  Additional grants
in excess of this sum may be made to scholars to
defray expenses incidental to carrying on of their
work under direction of The University of British
Columbia elsewhere than at the University.
9. In connection with a scholarship held at The
University of British Columbia, a grant not exceeding $100.00 for each scholar may be made to
I ^^ the Department in which the work is being done,
for the provision of equipment, books and supplies
essential to the carrying out of the proposed work.
As amended by the Faculty of Agriculture
[> "in connection with the scholarship held at The
University of British Columbia, a grant may be made
to Departments in which the work is being done for
the provision of equipment, books and supplies,
when funds for such are not otherwise available,
the total of such grants not to exceed for any one
year one fifth of the annual amount available for
scholarship purposes. "
10.  Payments will be made in accordance with the
General Regulations for the payment of scholarships
(see Calendar, Par. 8 of General Regulations for
Medals, Scholarships, etc).
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11.  The total amount awarded for scholarships, equipment, etc., in any one year will not exceed
$5500.00.  Not more than half of the total amount
available for scholarships in any one year shall
be awarded to applicants holding a graduate degree. 385.
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12. Scholarships may be enjoyed concurrently with
A8Sistantships, Fellowships, Teaching Fellowships
and other Junior appointments normally held by
students engaged in graduate study.
13. A holder of a scholarship, not later than August
1st of the year in which his scholarship expires,
shall submit to The University of British Columbia
a written report of the work he has done under the
14. Applications must be in the Registrar's Office
not later than the last day of the April examinations .
Mr. Logan )
Dr. Killam) That the report be received.
Mr. Logan )
Dr. Killam) That clause 4. (d) as amended by the
Faculty of Arts and Science be
Dean Clement)
Dr. Moe     ) That clause 9.  as amended by the
Faculty of Agriculture be approved.
In amendment:
Mr.   Lord     )
Mr.   Wilkin)   That  clause   9.   be   referred  to   the
Committee   on Prizes  and  Scholarships,
with power   to  act,   to   report   to
Senate   at  a   later  meeting.
Mr.   Logan   )
Dr.   Killam)   That   the   report  as   a  whole  be
accepted,   subject   to   the   reference.
Carried / 586.
Wednesday, February 20th, 1955
Resolutions of the Summer Session Students Association
1. The University be asked to grant Honour Courses to
students proceeding to a degree through Summer
Session or Extra-sessional classes.
2. The University be asked to establish seminars in
History, English, and Education, in connection
with the Summer Session.
5.  The University be asked to enrich the courses
given in Education and Philosophy to enable Summer
Session students to major in Education for their
B.A. degree, and to continue towards the M.A.
4. The University be asked to engage each summer one
visiting lecturer of outstanding reputation in
Education, English, History, Philosophy, or
5. The University be asked to offer a three-week
course or courses, during the Summer Session, open
to the general public or visitors at a nominal fee,
in Current Events, Economics, etc, such courses
to be given by the regular staff, and to carry no
University credit.
6. Refresher courses which will contain both subject
matter and methodology be offered for three weeks
each summer, such course to carry no credit, and
to be free for registered students, with a nominal
charge for others.
7. The University be asked to continue its policy of
last year, and publish an announcement of courses,
including texts, in January, and that the announcement include a plan of rotated courses to enable
students to map out work for several summers.
8. Summer Session students be not required to pay
caution money, but that in lieu of caution money
the S.S.S.A. give an undertaking to reimburse the
University for such amounts as would normally be
charged against caution money.
9. Whereas Summer Session students taking a winter
reading course are registered as 'partial students',
and are required to pay a Registration and Library
Fee in addition to the Caution money, and whereas 387.
Wednesday, February 20th, 1935
the books required in such reading courses are invariably on reserve for Winter Session classes, be
it resolved that the University be asked to register
such students as 'extra-sessional Students', and
cancel the Library and Registration fee.
The University be asked to consider the offering of
an extra-sessional directed reading course in the
Department of History, to compensate out-of-town
students for the advantage gained by city students
through extra-sessional courses at the University.
Action taken by the Faculties.
Recommended that numbers 1, 2, 5, and 4 be not concurred in, as it is the general opinion that more courses
in other subjects, such as languages and science, should
be made available for the Summer Session rather than an
increase in the number of options in Economics, Education,
English, History and Philosophy.
Recommended that resolutions 5 and 6 be approved
in principle.
The Faculty of Arts and Science considered that the
recommendation contained in paragraph 7 was being carried
out In the main, that the matters contained in paragraphs 8 and 9 were outside the province of Faculty, and
that the recommendation contained in paragraph 10 had
already been dealt with.  The Faculties of Applied
Science and Agriculture decided to take no action in regard to resolutions 7, 8, 9, 10.
Dr. Hutchinson)
Dr. Sedgewick ) That the report of the Faculties
be received and adopted.
Extra-Mural and Correspondence Courses
A report waa received from the Faculties, in accordance with the resolution of the Board of Governors of
October 29th and the resolution of Senate of December
19th, in regard to Extra-Mural work.  The Faculty of Arts 388.
Wednesday, February 20th, 1955
and Science presented recommendations in regard to
Directed Reading Courses; the Faculties of Applied
Science and Agriculture reported that they were not in
favor of Directed Reading Courses for credit in their
Dr. Sedgewick)
Mr. Holmes   ) That this report be received and
The recommendations of the Faculty of Art3 and
Science in regard to Directed Reading Courses were as
1. That courses to be known as Directed Reading
Courses be made available mainly for students not
in attendance.
2. That the prerequisites for registration and fees
for a Directed Reading Course be the same as for
Extra-Sessional courses.
5.  That the courses to be offered shall not be those
which can be obtained on Senior Matriculation nor
those in which laboratory work or drill in pronunciation is required.  In some departments where
extensive reading is necessary the courses offered
should be chosen, as far as possible, from those
which are not being offered for that academic year
to students in attendance at the University.
4. That a minimum registration of twenty shall be
5. .That a Directed Reading Course shall be offered
when provision has been made to offer such a
course.  The course will be under the general
supervision of an instructor.  An Assistant,
however, shall be appointed either to read the
themes, exercises, tests, etc, in connection
with the course or to relieve the Instructor in
charge for  this work and to take an equivalent
of 589.
Wednesday, February 20th, 1955
amount of like work within the Department.  The
salary suggested for the Assistant is $500.  In
certain cases, however, the Instructor may undertake complete charge of the course, in addition to
his normal load, and be paid the extra $500.  In
such cases the eligibility rules obtaining in the
Summer and Extra-Sessional Courses will apply.
6. That the final examination in the course shall be
held at the University.  If the course is one
which has been offered for students in attendance,
the final examination may be taken either in April
or July at the opening of the Summer Session,
otherwise in July only.
7. That the Instructor in charge be paid a fee of $10,
for setting the examination paper in July and 50
cents a candidate for marking the papers.
8. That no Directed Reading Course may be taken for
undergraduate credit concurrently with an extra-
sessional course, nor with a reading course as
outlined on page 61, 1954-55 calendar.
9. That not more than one Directed Reading Course may
be taken/during the academic year.
T>y a student
Question of the Grading of Students
In regard to the general question of "The Grading of
Students", referred to the Faculties by Senate, the
Faculties recommended that no change in the standing for
the grading or classification of students be made at the
present time.
Mr. Lord    )
Mr. Anderson) That the report of the Faculties
be approved.
Carried r
* 590.
Wednesday, February 20th, 1955
t ^^        From the Faculty of Arts and Science
* Supplementary list of courses for the Summer
Session of 1955
» Recommended ,-
1. That the second course in Biology, for which
provision was made by Senate on December 19th
' * be defined as follows:
Biology 1(b) - A course designed to supplement
k * Biology 1(a) and to give a general background
for teachers of High School Biology and Health.
An introduction to the study of the morphology,
histology, physiology and ecology of plants and
animals.  Prerequisite: Biology 1(a).
Two lectures and two laboratory hours a
week. 3 units.
2. That Philosophy 8 be offered instead of
Philosophy 1.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Killam   ) That the recommendations be
From the Faculty of Applied Science
Revised statement of calendar announcement in regard
to the Univeraity Scholarship in Nursing and Health
That the Calendar statement governing the
award of the University Scholarship in
Nursing and Health be amended to read,-
A scholarship of $150. will be awarded for
general proficiency in previous work of
University grade (which must include a
minimum of two years' work in the Province
of British Columbia), to a student proceeding to the Third Year (or in the double
course proceeding to the Fourth Year) of the
course in Nursing and Health and having
successfully completed the hospital probationary period.  Applications shall be
made to the Registrar not later than
December 1st.
j 591.
Wednesday, February 20th, 1955
Mr. Wilkin )
Mr. Oliver ) That the recommendation be
Report of the Joint-Faculty Committee on Prizes and
On Award of Kiwanls Club Gold Medal, 1954.
In regard to the matter of the award of the Kiwanls
Club Gold Medal for 1954 to Donald F. Purves and in
reference to the relative standing of the winner of this
medal and Jean M. Balfour, which had been referred back
to the Committee by Senate , the Committee on Prizes and
Scholarships presented a further report.  The report
reviewed the course taken by Mr. Purves as an Honours
Course student with extra units and a general examination
for which no marks were recorded, reviewed the course
taken by Miss Balfour as a Pass Course student without
extra units, and noted the correction (raising) of the
mark of Miss Balfour in Economics 4.  The report reviewed also the Calendar regulation in reference to the
award of general proficiency scholarships and the action
taken in regard to the award of the Kiwanis Club Medal.
The Committee, with a statement of reasons for its action,
re-affirmed its previous recommendation, approved by the
Faculty of Arts and Science, that "no further action be
taken in reference to the award". ( Copies of this
report had been sent to the members of Senate.) 592.
Wednesday, February 20th, 1955
Dr. Killam)
Mr. Lett  ) That the report be taken as read,
and adopted.
It was agreed that the Secretary of Senate should
notify the parties concerned that this is the final
Mr. Lett suggested that the correction of the
standing of Mr. Purves which is not included in this
recommendation should also be made.
(For the information of Senate)
University Scholarship in Nursing and Health -
awarded to Mary K. Black, a student in the
Fourth Year of the Double Course in Arts and
Report of the President for the academic year ending
August 51, 1955
Mr. Lett  )
Mr. Harvey) That the President's report be
received and filed.
Report of the Special Committee on the Publication of
Examination Papers
A report of the Registrar, the Bursar, and the
Manager of the Bookstore was received.  The report called
attention to the large number of different papers, the
methods now used for making the required copies, the
bulk and cost of complete volumes, the present plan for
binding and placing in the Library for reference a number 1 *
Wednesday, February 20th, 1935
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of complete copies and the fact that of the hundreds of
different papers few students, if any, wanted more than
six, eight or a dozen papers.  The report concluded with
the recommendations,-
1. That a number of copies of the examination
question papers, over and above those required
for the examination, be printed or mimeographed
and given to the Manager of the University
Book-Store, and that these be kept on file in
the Book-Store and sold as individual papers to
the students.
2. That no further action in the matter of issuing
bound copies of mimeographed papers be taken at
the present time.
Dr.   Killam)
Mr.   Boving)   That   the   report  be   adopted.
Report of University Committee on Extra-University
Mr. Angus made a progress report.
Reports of Committees
On Calendar  -  Matriculation Requirements for 1936.
Dr. Hutchinson presented the report of the Calendar
Committee in reference to Junior and Senior Matriculation
Requirements for 1936.  This included several changes in
text books, provision for an alternative course in Senior
Matriculation Greek and a revision of the course in Senior
Matriculation French.
Dr. Hutchinson)
Dean Clement  ) That the Matriculation Requirements as recommended by the
Faculties be adopted.
Carried A
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f*9 Ninth Report of the Library Committee.
» Copies of the report had been mailed to all members.
Dr. Moe   )
Dr. Killam) That the Report of the Library
■ Committee be adopted.
: l To have the University Recognized by Institutions
I in the British Empire
• * 11) Universities Bureau of the British Empire
(Institution of Civil Engineers, London, and
English Institute of Chartered Accountants.)
} Col. Wilkin, who was previously in correspondence
with Mr. Carver, has been asked to ascertain if
Mr. Carver's application for recognition by the
Institution of Civil Engineers is still a matter
that should be dealt with.  If it is, action
should be taken through the Universities Bureau
of the British Empire in accordance with the
offer of the Universities Bureau (see Mr.
f Brander's letter of June, 1934).  If this
, M application is now a "dead letter" the matter
should be dropped as it would seem inadvisable
' to re-open the question purely on an academic
basis, and not in consequence of a specific
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A meeting of the committee appointed by the
Senate of the University and by the High School
and University Matriculation Board of Examiners
was held in the Education Office on January 8th;
the question was discussed from different angles
and a resolution was unanimously adopted:
That no further action be taken regarding
the request for recognition of the
Matriculation Certificate of The University
of British Columbia by the University of
Dr. Killam)
Dr. Farris) That the report be adopted.
"1 395.
Wednesday, February 20th, 1935
Use of Gymnasium for Spring Congregation
Dr. Sedgewick)
Mr. Harvey   ) That the Gymnasium be used this
year for the annual Congregation
Recognition of Fraternities and Sororities
Applications of Sororities for recognition
Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity  -  formerly designated
Delta Phi and as such duly recognized
by the University Senate.
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority      -  formerly designated
Tau Omicron and duly recognized.
Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity  -  formerly designated
Sigma Beta Pi and duly recognized.
Delta Gamma Fraternity       -  formerly designated
Theta Epsilon and duly recognized.
Alpha Phi International Fraternity Inc. - formerly
designated Phi Omega and duly recognized.
Applications of Fraternities for recognition
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity   -  formerly designated
Lambda Sigma Delta and duly recognized
by Senate.
Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta -  formerly designated
Fraternity of Alpha Gamma Phi and duly
recogni zed.
Mr. Harvey)
Mr. Lord  ) That the requests be granted.
A  letter  was   received  from  the   Deputy Provincial
Secretary  notifying  Senate   of   the   re-appointment   of
Mr.   J.   N.   Harvey,   of  Vancouver,   as   a  member   of   the
Senate   for  a  period   of   three   years  from  January  22nd, 396.
Wednesday, February 20th, 1935
1955, and until his successor is appointed.
Letters were received from the Secretary to the
Governor-General stating that His Excellency would be
pleased to accept the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws,
that His Excellency would be in Vancouver on April 8th
and 9th and that either of these dates would be quite
agreeable to him.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Farris   ) That the Ceremonies Committee be
authorized to prepare, if
necessary, a special form for the
honorary degree to be granted His
A letter was received from the National Jacques
Cartier Society in regard to a proposition "to celebrate
each year, as a National Holiday, the 24th of July, the
anniversary of the date Jacques Cartier, representing the
King of France, landed for the first time in Canada, and
to honour this hero on that memorable date."
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Killam   ) That this be referred to the
President, with power to act.
Mr. Lett suggested that on the occasion of the
twenty-first anniversary of the opening of the University,
in 1956, the Senate might wish to sponsor some sort of 597.
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Mr. Lett  )
Dr. Killam) That a Committee be appointed by
the Chair to consider what form a
celebration of the twenty-first
anniversary of the opening of the
University might take.
Archbishop de Pencier expressed his thanks to the
members of the Senate for their message of sympathy
while he was in hospital.
The meeting adjourned.


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