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 5388
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
The fifth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the session 1970-71 was held on Wednesday, January 20, 1971
at 8.00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:  President W. H. Gage (Chairman), Dr. A. F. Aho, Deputy
President W. M. Armstrong, Dr. C. S. Belshaw, Mr. C. B. Bourne, Mrs. A.
Brearley, Dr. C. A. Brockley, Dr. D. C. Brown, Dr. T. H. Brown, Mr. F. J.
Cairnie, Mr. C. M. Campbell Jr., Mr. J. J. Campbell, Dr. P. D. Cavers,
Dr. J. D. Chapman, Dr. D. H. Chitty, Dr. P.. M. Clark, Dr. M. F. Clarke,
Mr. C. J. Connaghan, Dean I. McTaggart Cowan, Dean 0. F. Curtis, Dr. R.
Daniells, Dr. C. W. J. Eliot, Rev. R. W. Finn, Dr. S. M. Friedman,
Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Mr. S. E. Garrod, Mr. J. Guthrie, Mr. D. S. M.
Huberman, Mr. R. W. Jacobs, Dr. F, A. Kaempffer, Dr. P. F. Kellv,
Dr. J. M. Kennedy, Dean D. T. Kennv, Dr. W. D. Kitts, Mrs. W. T. Lane,
Dr. P. A. Larkin, Mr. S. S. Lefeaux, Mr. G. A. Letcher, Dean ?. W. Leung,
Mr. A. J.  Longmore, Dr. P. A. Lusztig, Miss E. K. McCann, Dean Helen
McCrae, Dean J. F. McCreary, Dr. C. A. McDowell, Mr. J. A. McFwen,
Dr. M. F. McGregor, Dr. B. N. Movls, Dr. J. M. Norris, Dr. P. i>. Oberlander,
Mr. E. O'Brien, Dean V. J. Okulitch, Mr. R. F. Osborne, Mr. P. plant,
Dean B. E. Riedel, Mr. J. V. Rogers, Dr. I. Ross, Mr. R. S. Sandhu,
Dean N. V. Scarfe, Dr. R. F. Sharp, Dr. J. H. G. Smith, Mr. A. M.
Smolensky, Mr. B. B. Trevino, Dr. G. M. Volkoff, Mr. K. Waldman,
Dr. H. V. Warren, Dr. W. A. Webber, Dr. B. L. White, Dean P. H. White,
Mr. P. R. Williams, Dr. J. H. Winter, Mr. A. p. vorV, Dr. W. D. Young.
Observers:  Mr. J. P. Blanev, Mr. T. A. Myers, Mr. p. Thompson.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from:
Chancellor A. M. McGavin, Mr. D. M. Brousson, Dean W. D. Finn, Mr. I. F.
Greenwood, Dr. D. F. Hardwick, Mr. G. H. D. Hobbs, Dr. S. Israels, Dr. A. J.
McClean, Mr. K. R. Martin, Mr. D. F. Miller, Dr. J. R. Mitchell, Dr. P. H.
Pearse, Dean M. Shaw, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dean Okulitch )    That thz minutes of the fourth regular meeting
Dean Cowan   )     of Senate   <0A the session 1970-71 having  been
circulated,  be taken as read and adopted.
Carried 5389
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
Senate Membership
(i) Member appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council:
Mr. A. J. Longmore in place of Mr. J. R. Meredith
(ii) Dr. F. A. Kaempffer, Department of Phvsics, to replace
Dr. J. K. Stager who is on leave of absence until June 30, 1971.
(iii) Dr. J. H. Winter, Department of History, to replace Mr. S.
Black who is on leave of absence until June 30, 1971.
The Chairman welcomed Mr. Longmore, Dr. Kaempffer and Dr. Winter
to Senate.  The Chairman also welcomed Mr. C. J. Connaghan who had been
unable to attend the previous meeting.
Business arising from the Minutes
Information had been requested concerning the number of students
who bad voted in the October 1970 elections for student membership on
Senate. The Secretary stated that 2,791 students had voted.  2,220 votes
were recorded for the three members at large and 571 votes for the
Faculty of Arts representative.  The representatives for Applied
Science, Education and Graduate Studies were elected bv acclamation.
The question of the mid-term break for 1972 had been discussed with
the Deans of the Faculties of Education and Science and it was agreed
that the break should be held on Monday and Tuesdav, February 14 and 15,
in order to avoid conflict with the practice teaching.
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Scarfe )      That the new awards listed in Appendix  'A'  he
Mr. Osborne )      accepted subject, to the approval o* the Beard
of Governors, and that letters of thanks bz
sent to the donors.
Carried 5390
Wednesday, January 20, 1P71
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Dr. Norris presented the report of the Senate Curriculum Committee
on items referred to the committee at the December 16, 1970 meeting.
It was pointed out that since publication of the report circulated to
Senate some of the recommendations of the committee had already been
carried out.
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Norris )    Thai course changes in Animal Science,  Poultry
Dr. Kitts )    Science and Soil Science,  recommended by the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and outlined
in Appendix  'B'  page 5364,  be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Applied Science
The committee recommended approval of the submission of the
Faculty of Applied Science with the exception of Civil Engineering
470.  It was agreed that approval be suspended until there had been
correlation with proposals concerning transportation courses at the
Graduate level.
Dr. Norris  ) That course and curriculum proposals   [with thz
Mr. Campbell )  zxczption of  C.E.   470)   recommended by tie.
Faculty of Applied Science and outlined in
Appendix  'B',  page. 5364-8,  he approved.
Carried
Faculty of Arts
The committee recommended approval of new courses and course
changes proposed by the Faculty of Arts.  However, some members of
Senate expressed concern at the cost involved in offering such a
large number of new courses in Fine Arts and Religious Studies. 539]
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Faculty of Arts   (Continued)
Dean Kenny stated that in many cases the funding was already
available.
Dr. Norris )
Mr. Waldman)
That new courses and course changes recommended
bit the Faculty of Arts,  and cutlinzd in
Appzndix  'B',  page 536^-74,   be approved.
Carried
In amendment:
Dr. Brockley ) That the proposals concerning vine Arts and
Mr. Jacobs  ) Religious Studies  bz withdraion pending
further study.
Dr. Norris explained that the Faculty of Arts Curriculum
Committee and the Senate Curriculum Committee bad already examined
the proposals very thoroughly.  The Chairman pointed out that
Senate had been given the opportunity to raise ohiections to ^acultv
recommendations presented at the last meeting of Senate.  No useful
purpose could be served bv referring the the pronosal for further
studv.
The amendment was ruled out of order.
The motion was put and carried.
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
Dr. Norris )
Dean White )
That course changes recommended by the. Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration,
outlined in Appendix  '?■',  page 5374,  be
approved.
Carried 539?
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee   (Continued)
Faculty of Education
The committee recommended that Fine Arts courses offered bv
the Faculty of Education be named "Education/Fine Arts" to avoid
confusion.  Approval of Education 495 and 496 was suspended
following the committee's suggestion that the descriptions be rewritten.  It was agreed that the proposed new programme "Honours,
Art Education" be referred to the Senate New Programmes Committee.
Dr. Norris )   That the new courses and course changes
Dean Scarfe )   recommended by the. Faculty of Education,  and
outlined in Appendix  'B',  paaz  5375, be
approved.
Carried
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Dr. Norris )   That thz new courses and course changes
Dean Cowan )    recommended be tie. Faculty of Graduate, studies
and outlined in Apnendix  'B',  nagz  5376-S^f
be apvroved.
Carried
Faculty of Forestry
Dr. Norris  ) That thz new courses and course changes
Dean Gardner ) recommended by the  ^acuity of forestry, and
outlineA in Appendix  'B',  paaz  5375-76, be
approved.
Carried
School of Nursing
The committee recommended approval of the submission bv the
School of Nursing with the exception of Nursing 253 nendins confirmation that adequate consultation had taken place with the 5393
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
School of Nursing   (Continued)
Departments of Anthropology and Sociology, Psychology and the
Faculty of Medicine.  Approval of changes in Nursing 252 and 366
was also suspended since these were linked with Nursine 253.
Dr. Norris  ) That course and curriculum changes recommended
Miss McCann ) by the School of Nu-uina and outlined in
Appzndix  'R', page  53% 0-1,  zxcluding Nursing
252, 253 and 366,   bz approvzd.
Carried
Faculty of Science
The committee recommended approval of course and curriculum
changes proposed by the Faculty of Science.  The proposed new
programme of Combined Honours in Computer Science and Mathematics,
and the proposed new programme in Geophysics Honours were referred
to the Senate New Programmes Committee.
Dr. Norris   ) That course and curriculum changes recommended
Dean Okulitch ) b(/ thz Faculty of Science, and outlined in
Appendix  'B',  pagz 53S1-85,  bz approved.
Carried
The committee asked that attention of all Departments and Faculties
be drawn to the desirability of consistency in setting out the
statements of hours for courses in Calendar descriptions.
New Programmes Committee
(a) Department of Radiology
The committee recommended approval of the proposal of the
Faculty of Medicine to establish a separate Department of 5394
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
Reports of Committees of Senate
New Programmes Committee
(a) Department of Radiology   (Continued)
Radiology.  The delav in the development of a separate Department
had been brought about bv the fact that the Departments of
Radiology within the teaching hospitals bad had satisfactory
leadership for the provision of service but had not until recently
had any interest in developing higher academic standards.
Mr. Bourne  ) ThcX the proposal o* the vacuity of Medici.ne
Dean McCreary) to establish a department    of Radiology be
approved.
Carried
(b) B.Sc. Degree in Physical Geography
Approval of the proposal of the Faculty of Science for a
Physical Geography Programme leading to a B.Sc. degree was
recommended by the committee.  It was explained that the proposal
consisted of assigning Science credit to existing Geography courses
and grouping them (along with other suitable science courses) into
a formally identified programme leading to a B.Sc. degree in
Physical Geography.
Mr. Bourne ) That the proposal of the Faculty a* Science for
Dr. Chapman ) a Physical Geography Programme leading to a
B.Sc. degree be approved.
Carried
(c) Water Resources Research Centre
The committee recommended approval of a proposal to establish
a Water Resources Research Centre which would be under the
jurisdiction of the Dear of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  The
committee felt that the proper utilization of national and 5395
WTednesdav, January 20, 1971
Reports of Committees of Senate
New Programmes Committee
(c) Water Resources Research Centre   (Continued)
international water resources had become a matter of concern to all
nations, particularlv to the highly industrialized.  Research on
problems in this field was therefore urgently needed.  The creation
and continued existence of the Centre would depend upon the receipt
of continuing substantial annual grants from the Federal
Government and the cost to the University would be minor.
Mr. Bourne  ) That thz proposal to establish a Water
Dean Okulitch) Resources Research Centre, under the
jurisdiction of the. dean of the Faculty of
Graduate Studies,  be approved.
Following a brief discussion the motion was put and carried.
Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee recommended the following replacements on
committees of Senate in place of members on leave-of-absence until
June 30, 1971:-
Admissions Committee
Dr. J. R. Mitchell  (replacing Dr. R. F. Grav)
Dr. B. A. Dunell   (replacing Dr. R. A. Restrepo)
Degree programmes for part-time students
Dr. P. H. Pearse   (replacing Dr. J. K. Stager)
Dr. Volkoff ) That Senate approve thz rzcommzndaticns of thz
Dr. Chapman ) Nominating Committzz.
Carried 5396
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Education
(i) Proposed changes in Diploma Programmes
(a) That the diploma programmes in Education of the Mentally
Retarded and in Education of Children with Behaviour Disorders
be combined into one diploma programme entitled "Diploma in
the Education of Children with Learning and Behaviour Disorders".
(b) Revision of Diploma Programme in Education of the Deaf
Course requirements now a minimum of twelve units from
Education 403, 422, 423, 431, 436, 437, 441, 442, 443, 444,
445, 446, 447, Linguistics 300, 319.
Dean Scarfe) That thz changes in diploma  Programmes
Dean Cowan ) recommended by the Faculty of Education be
approved,
Carried
(ii) Proposal to offer Education 309/409 as a three week Field Study Course
Following a brief discussion it was agreed that this proposal
should be referred to the Senate Curriculum Committee.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Dr. Norris) That thz proposed new courses and course changes
Dean Cowan) recommended by the Faculty of Graduate Studies,
listed in Appendix  'B',  be referred to the
Senate Curriculum Committee.
Carried
Combined Degree
A proposal to extend the opportunity for a Bachelor's degree course
in combination with the M.D. and D.M.D. degrees was circulated to Senate
for information.  Extension of the combined degrees arrangement would 5397
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
Combined Degree   (Continued)
permit any student entering Medicine or Dentistry to investigate the
possibility in his situation of obtaining the additional degree.  This
would, of course, require the prior approval of both Faculties concerned.
Proposals of Senate Members
At the December 16, 1970 Senate meeting notice of motion was eiven
by Mr, Cairnie.  Senate agreed to accept a revision in the wording of
the motion.
Mr. Cairnie ) Whereas members of the Senate are concerned that
Dr.  Clark      ) students should have broad opportunities in
theJA academic programmes to learn about. Canada,
our heritage and our future:
Senate, encourages  faculty members in thz
preparation and presentation of their courses
to include significant Canadian content,  where
it is appropriate to fulfil the objectives of
thz courses.    This can bz done, for example, in
thz selecXJan of classroom illustrations,
bibliographies, rzszarch projects and other
assignments.
Mr. Cairnie stated that Senate should be as concerned about Canadian
content as it was about the quality of teaching. He explained that his
motion was not intended to imply restrictions on the academic freedom
of Faculty members.
Several members agreed that there should be research into Canadian
issues, but that financial support for such research was not available.
Others felt it would be unfortunate if Senate sanctioned a motion which
implied that Canadian teachers did not conscientiously carry out their
responsibilities.
It was stated that the University's function was to teach the truth
and to foster the development of knowledge.  It was inappropriate for 5398
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
Proposals of Senate Members   (Continued)
Senate to pass resolutions taking sides on controversial issues in the
philosophy of education.
A suggestion was made that a Centre for Canadian Studies might be
the solution.  Mr. Cairnie stated that it had not been bis intention to
initiate a studv of the need for a Canadian studies project.
Following a lengthv debate members agreed that although they were
in sympathy with the motion thev could not vote on it in its present form.
Dean Cowan )       That the Chairman of Senate be rzouestzd to
Dr. Norris )       form an    ad hoc committez to re-write the
motion for discussion at the February SznaXz
mzzting.
Carried
Other Business
(a)    Dr. Warren gave notice of motion for the February 24, 1971
Senate meeting:
Whereas the protection of our environment has now become a
matter for general concern, and
Whereas The University of British Columbia now offers more
than twenty courses involving pollution, and
Whereas the problems of pollution control and environmental
protection are essentially matters involving good
housekeeping, and consequently the concern of all
citizens, and
Whereas universities have, among other duties, the
responsibility of developing leaders, and of setting
examples others may follow r
5399
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
Other Business  (a)  (Continued)
Therefore be it resolved that the Senate of the University of
British Columbia urge all constituent members of the
University community - students, faculty and administration - to demonstrate both by precept and example
- that is, by action rather than words - that they are
truly worthy of being considered leaders of the many
who are seeking to establish a better environment in
British Columbia.
(b)      Tributes Committee
(i)    Dear Curtis reported the following acceptances of
K honorary degrees to be conferred at the Spring 1971
Congregation:
Dean J.W. Ker, Dean of Forestry,
University of New Brunswick
Professor Emeritus Frederic G. C Wood,
The University of British Columbia
His Excellency the Right Honourable
Daniel Roland Michener
(ii)   Hood for Licentiate in Accounting
Dr. McGregor reported that the committee had approved
the recommendation of the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration that the proposed hood should
be light grey with solid white cord; the width of the
grey stripe on the inside of the hood to be 1". 5400
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
Other Business
(b) Tributes Committee (Continued)
Dr. McGregor ) That thz hood for thz LiczntiaXz in
Dr. Warren   ) Accounting be approved.
Carried
The meeting adjourned at 10:35 p.m.
The next meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, February 24,
19/i.
\ X   Secretary
Confirmed        /c^?-
Chairman XJ 5401
WTednesdav, January 20, 1971
APPENDIX 'A'
New Awards Recommended to Senate
The George S. Allen Memorial Scholarship
As a memorial to Dr. George S. Allen, distinguished teacher,
administrator and scientist, his many friends have established a
fund from which the annual income of about S40G will be awarded
annually as a scholarship for graduate study in the fields of fire
science or silviculture, at this University.  Preference will be
given to a graduate forester who has demonstrated interest and
ability and whose studies will be materially furthered bv financial
support.
Mrs. There.se Astell Book Prize
This is a memorial book prize presented bv the Canadian Physiotherapy
Association (B.C. Branch) to the student with the highest standing
in third year.
The Dean of Medicine's Prize (School of Rehabilitation Medicine)
This prize is offered to the final vear student with highest standing
for the degree of B.S.R.
The B. C. Dental Hygienists' Association Prize
This prize of $25, gift of the B. C. Dental Hvgienists' Association,
will be awarded annually to a dental hygiene student who has obtained
a good academic record during her first year course of study.  The
award will be made on recommendation of the Faculty. 5402
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
APPENDIX 'A'
New Awards Recommended to Senate   (Continued)
The B. C. Dental Hygienists' Association Clinical Award
This award of $25, gift of the B. C. Dental Hvgienists' Association,
will be made annually to a dental hygiene student who, at the
completion of the first year course of study, has demonstrated
proficiency in clinical dental hygiene.  The award will be made on
recommendation of the Faculty.
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Book Prize
This prize is offered bv the Canadian Association of Occupational
Therapists to the graduating student in the final examination in
the theory of Occupational Therapy.
The Walter W. Jeffrey Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship of $100 has been endowed bv Mrs. Jeffrey and friends
in memory of Dr. Jeffrey, an Associate Professor in the Faculty
of Forestry, who lost his life in an aircraft accident in August,
1969 while taking part in a water resources studv for the Department
of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.  In recognition of
his special interest in forest hvdrologv, and his devoted efforts
in establishing interdisciplinary studies at the University of
British Columbia, this scholarship will be awarded annually to a
graduate student engaged in interdisciplinary studies related to
water resources.  In making the award, consideration will be given
not only to academic standing, but also to personal qualities,
character, interest and promise in interdiscinlinary land use
research.  If in anv one vear a suitable candidate is not found
the scholarship mav not be awarded. 5403
WTednesdav,   January  20,   1971
APPENDIX   'A'
New Awards Recommended to Senate  (Continued)
The Dr. Lorin 0. Lind Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, established as a memorial tc Dr. Lind by his
friends and colleagues, will be awarded annually to the third vear
dental student who is outstanding in clinical restorative dentistry.
The Frank Noakes Memorial Fund
As a memorial to Dr. Frank Noakes and in tribute to his leadership
in Electrical Engineering education in Canada, bis former students,
colleagues and friends have established this Fund to provide
bursaries to undergraduate students in Electrical Engineering.
Awards will be made on the recommendation of a joint faculty -
student committee of the Department.  They will be made on the bases
of financial need and commitment to electrical engineering as
demonstrated by academic performance and extracurricular activity.
Recipients of awards are asked to assume a moral obligation to
reimburse this Fund, if and when circumstances permit.
The Triple Entente Chapter, I.O.D.E., Scholarship in Medicine
This scholarship, the gift of the Triple Entente Chanter, I.O.D.E.,
is offered to women students entering the penultimate vear of the
program leading to the M.D. deeree.  In the amount of S500 a vear
for two years,it will be awarded bv the Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries on the basis of academic
standing, promise, personal qualities, and need. i
5404
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
APPENDIX 'A'
New Awards Recommended to Senate  (Continued)
Meyer Waldman Scholarship in Law
A scholarship of $100, given in memory of Mever Waldman bv his son,
Dr. Roy Waldman, is offered in the Faculty of Law.  This
scholarship will be awarded to a student with good academic, standing,
who is deserving in everv respect of encouragement to continue his
course. 5405
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
APPENDIX 'B'
Course and Curriculum changes referred to Senate Curriculum Committee
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Agricultural Sciences
Soil Science
New Courses
501 (1)  Hydrology Seminar
518 C2-3)  Colloidal Properties of Soil
Applied Science
Chemical Engineering
Change        572 Change in title and description
New Courses    574 (1-2)  Equilibrium Properties of Non-Ideal
Mixtures
575 (2)  Air Pollution Control
Civil Engineering
Change        585 Change in title and description
New Course     586 (1%)  Urban Transportation System Analysis
Arts
Economics
New Course
625 (1*5)  (New number 642) Workshop in
Economic Development
Education
Changes
501 Change in description
528 Change in description
529 Change in description
540 Change in description
Physical Education and Recreation
Changes
565 Change in title and description
570 Change in title and description 5406
Wednesday, January 20, 1971
APPENDIX 'B'
Course and Curriculum changes referred to Senate Curriculum Committee
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES  (Continued)
Science
Geophysics
New Course     563 (2)  Galactic Astronomy
Zoology
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