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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1934-12-19

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Wednesday, December 19, 1934
The second regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the session 1954-55
was held on Wednesday, December 19th, 1954, at 8:00 p.m.,
in the Board and Senate Room.
Present:  President L. S. Klinck (in the Chair),
Dean F. M. Clement, Dean R. W. Brock, Dean D. Buchanan,
Mr. F. A. Wilkin, Dr. A. H. Hutchinson, Mr. H. C. Holmes,
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale, Dr. J. R. Sanderson, Rev.
Dr. J. G. Brown, Rev. Dr. W.H. Vance, Mr. H. T. Logan,
Miss M. L. Bollert, Mr. Sherwood Lett, Miss A. B.
Jamieson, Mr. John C. Oliver, Dr. C. Killam, Dr. Evlyn
F. Farris and Miss Isobel Harvey.
Dr. Killam   )
Miss Jamieson) That the minutes of the regular
meeting of October 17th, 1954,
be taken as read, and adopted.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from Archbishop de Pencier,
Mr. V. L. Denton and Mr. J. N. Harvey.
A welcome was extended by the President to Dr. J.
Roy Sanderson, who had been elected by the High School
Principals and Assistants as their representative on the
University Senate, as from December 10th, 1954.
Mr. G. W. Clark, the retiring representative of the
High School Principals and Assistants, expressed through
the President the personal satisfaction which he had
derived for many years through his association with the
Senate of The University of British Columbia . ^
Wednesday, December 19th, 1954
Dr. Vance)
Mr. Logan) That we place on record our appreciation of the faithful service of
Mr. G. W. Clark as a member of the
Senate for these many years.
Carried unanimously
Dr. Vance referred to the serious accident met with
by Archbishop de Pencier some weeks ago.
Dr. Brown    )
Dean Buchanan) That a message of sympathy and
hope for his recovery be sent
to Archbishop de Pencier.
Carried unanimously
From the Board of Governors
Correspondence Course in History 12. -
No action to be taken until the question
of extra-mural work has been reconsidered.
lAotion taken later in the meeting.  See page 577)
Three bursaries from Royal Institution Funds and
two bursaries from the Returned Soldiers Fund. -
Recommendations approved.
David Thorn Fund - Loans for students in
Occupational Course - $500.00 of the $1,500.00
from the David Thorn Estate, as set aside for loans
for third and fourth year students in Agriculture,
made available for students in the Occupational
Copy of balance sheet and statement of receipts and
disbursements for the fiscal year ending March 51st,
Dean Clement)
Dr. Farris  ) That the balance sheet and statement of receipts and disbursements
be received and filed in the
Secretary's office.
Carried 570.
Wednesday, December 19th, 1954
Offer of Dr. J. F. Nicholson to endow two graduate
Scholarships - one in Chemistry and one in Geology
As Dr. Nicholson waa leaving the city on short
notice and wished to have this matter settled notice of
his offer with details of the proposed award had been
mailed to members of Senate, and the Board of Governors
had accepted the offer.  The Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes and Scholarships and the Chairman of Senate also
had approved the acceptance.
Dr. Killam)
Mr. Holmes) That the report be adopted and that
a letter of appreciation be sent to
Dr. Nicholson.
Notice of appointment of Committee
On  request   of Mr.   Jerrald  Potts  for  permission  to
re-print   and  publish  examination  papers;
Dr. H. F. G. Letson
Dr. A. H. Hutchinson
Mr. G. W. Clark.
From the Faculties
Resolutions of the Summer Session Students' Association
The recommendations of the Faculties in reference to
the resolutions of the Summer Session Students' Association were considered.
Dr. Vance )
Mr. Oliver) That the report be stood over to the
next meeting and that members of Senate
be furnished with the reports of the
Faculties in regard to this matter.
Correspondence Course - Senior Matriculation
The question was raised as to whether or not the
correspondence course for Senior Matriculation given by
the Provincial Department of Education met the require- 571.
Wednesday, December 19th, 1954
raents of the University in the laboratory work of the
science subjects, and the suggestion was made that the
matter be called to the attention of the High School and
University Matriculation Board.
Dean Clement )
Dean Buchanan) That this action be taken.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree for A. Leslie Robinson (B.A.)
Marks had previously been accepted by Faculty and
Senate.  Name added to the list of graduates-elect at
the Autumn Congregation with the approval of the Dean of
the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Chairman of
Dr. Killam)
Mr. Lett  ) That the action of Dean Buchanan and
the President be approved.
Standing of Jean Balfour at graduation (1954)
Report of the Faculty in reference to the
reconsideration of the standing of Jean Balfour
At a meeting of the Faculty of Art3 and Science on
October 10th attention was called to the matter of the
standing of Jean Balfour for whom a mark of 80/150 in
Economics 4, given in error in April, 1953, had, in July,
1954, been corrected and raised to 115/150 thus giving
her the highest percentage in the graduating class in
Commerce in 1954.  Donald Purves had been awarded the
Kiwanis Club Gold Medal.  Purves had taken the honours
course and had taken a broader course (more units) than
had Miss Balfour.  Miss Balfour had taken a pass course
but had made, with the corrected mark included, a higher
percentage.  The matter had been referred to the Committee on Prizes and Scholarships and that committee
gave a full account of the consideration given to the 572.
Wednesday, December 19th, 1954
standing of these students.  The opinion was expressed
that it was doubtful if the award would have been different if the raised mark had been available when the
standing of the students was determined.  The Committee
had agreed that no further action be taken in reference
to the award.
A resolution was passed by Faculty,-
That this action be approved.
Mr. Lett )
Dr. Vance) That this matter be referred back to
the Committee on Prizes and Scholarships for further consideration and
report to Senate.
Change in Calendar regulation re admission to
Extra-Sessional Classes; to pperate this session
That calendar, page 257, paragraph 5, be
to read,-
Extra-Sessional classes to be held at the
University may be arranged, and, if so, may
be taken for credit by students proceeding
to the B.A. degree, who are at least 18
years of age, who are qualified for registration as Second Year students (full Undergraduate or Conditioned), or who hold Normal
School diplomas, and who have the prerequisite
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Killam   ) That the recommendation
Summer Session courses - 1955
1.  That the following courses be offered,-
Biology 1, and 2 or another course   6
Chemistry 1 '       5
Economics 6
Education 6
English 2, 16  )
6 units)
French 1, 2, 5a
German 1
* 573.
Wednesday, December 19th, 1934
Latin lb, 2b 3 units
Mathematics 1, 2 6   "
Philosophy 1,6 6   »
Physics 1, 2
4 6   "
Lecture course on current problems - 5 weeks ,
15 lectures - no credit.
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Brown    ) That these courses be approved by
Senate and that the Chair be
authorized to give approval to
recommendations made by the
Director and the Dean concerning
courses not conclusively settled.
2.  That at least one instructor in each Department
be selected from the local staff.
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Brown    ) That this be approved and
recommended to the Board of
5.  That at least two courses - one in a language
and one in a science - be subsidized, if
necessary, for the Summer Session.
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Brown    ) That this be approved and forwarded to the Board of Governors.
Course in Methods in German
That German be included in the
existing Teacher Training Course
in Modern Language Methods.
Dean Buchanan)
Miss Jamieson) That this recommendation be
4 574.
Wednesday, December 19th, 1954
Reports of Committees
A letter from the Secretary of the Library Committee
was read requesting postponement of consideration of the
Report, as it had been discovered that certain financial
figures given in the report did not agree with the duly
audited statements in the Bursar's Office.
Dr. Vance     )
Dr. Hutchinson) That the letter be received and
the request acceded to.
On request of Mr. Jerrald Potts for permission
to re-print and publish examination papers
That this request be not granted.
Further, that it appears desirable to publish
examination papers but only under University
authority, and it is suggested, as the matter
of cost was not investigated, that this aspect
of the matter be referred to the Registrar, the
Bursar and the Manager of the Book-Store for
Dr. Hutchinson   )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That this report be adopted.
On Public Relations
The report of the Committee had been mimeographed
and mailed to members.
Dr. Vance)
Mr. Lett ) That the report be received and
Carried 575.
Wednesday, December 19th, 1954
On Extra-University Teaching
A letter was received from the Committee recommending
the appointment of a Director of Extension to put into
effect Project "B" as suggested by the Faculties under the
Carnegie Corporation grant, and a notice was received from
the Board of Governors that action with respect to the
appointment of a Director of Extra-University Teaching
had been deferred until the report of the Committee
appointed to work out details of plans in connection with
Adult Education as provided in the Carnegie Corporation
grant had been received.  Dean Brock reported that at a
subsequent meeting of the Committee a resolution had been
passed recommending that an expert be engaged to report
on the situation in British Columbia and to make recommendations as to the nature  of the extra-University
teaching which could best be undertaken here.
Dr.  Vance   )
Mr.   Holmes)   That  the   communications  be   received
and  filed.
On Honorary Degrees
That the Honorary Degree of LL.D. be
conferred on His Excellency Lord
Bessborough, Governor-General of Canada,
on the occasion of his next visit to
British Columbia.
Dr. Farris)
Dr. Brock ) That the recommendation be approved.
Carried unanimously 576.
Wednesday, December 19th, 1954
Mr. Lett )
Dr. Brown) That the selection of a speaker for
the Spring Congregation be left with
the Chair.
From newspapers re publication and release of
sessional examination results
The Secretary reported that a statement of the
conditions laid down by the Senate in regard to the
issuing of sessional examination results to the press
had been sent to the Vancouver Sun in reply to their
request for "copy" in advance of Senate meetings, and
also to a number of other papers.  The Vancouver Sun,
the Vancouver Daily Province, Victoria Daily Times and
the Daily Colonist had given their assurance that they
would cooperate and would abide by the conditions.
A letter was received from the Secretary of the
Provincial High School Teachers' Section of the B. C.
Teachers' Federation, giving notice of the election of
Dr. J. Roy Sanderson as representative on Senate from the
High School Principals and Assistants of the Province as
from December 10th, 1954.
Mr. Logan called attention to the gift of $100.00
from the Summer Session Students' Association for the
purchase of reference books for the Extra-Sessional
Classes being given this session. 577.
Wednesday, December 19th, 1934
Mr. Logan )
Dr. Farris) That Senate express its appreciation
of this gift.
With respect to the decision of the Board of
Governors that no action be taken relative to the correspondence course in History 12 until the whole question
of extra-mural work had been reconsidered, enquiry was
made as to what steps if any might now be taken in the
matter, and the Chairman asked whether it was the wish
of Senate to request the Faculties to consider extramural courses, including correspondence courses and
report to Senate.
Mr. MacCorkindale)
Dr. Brown
) That Senate suggest that this
question of extra-mural work
be placed on the agenda of
the next meeting of the
Faculties and that a report
from the Faculties be brought
back to Senate at the next
regular meeting.
The Chairman wished the members of Senate a Merry
Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Dr. Farris)
Dr. Vance ) That we adjourn.
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