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Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
. jk\ The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia was held on Tuesday,
May 10th, 1949, at 8:00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room.
r Present: President N.A.M. MacKenzie (in the
Chair), Chancellor E.W. Hamber, Dean F.M. Clement, Dean
S.N.F. Chant, Dean G.F. Curtis, Dean W.H. Gage, Dean
M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Professor Jacob Biely, Dr. C.E. Dolman,
Professor J.F. Muir, Dr. J. Roy Daniells, Professor Gilbert
Kennedy, Dr. H.J. MacLeod, Mr. H.N. MacCorkindale,
1 Dr. A.R. Lord, Mr. W.R. McDougall, Dr. J.M. Ewing,
Reverend W.S. Taylor, Mr. K.P. Caple, Mrs. S.M. Creighton,
Dr. R.E. Foerster, Mr. A.E. Lord, Dr. A.B. Schinbein,
^      Dr. F.A. Turnbull, Mr. R.T.D. Wallace, Dr. H.V. Warren,
Miss Florence S. Mulloy.
Expressions of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Dean J.N. Finlayson, Professor
H.F. Angus, Professor Frederick Read, Dr. G.M. Volkoff,
Dr. C.H. Wright, Brigadier Sherwood Lett, Dr. W.N. Sage,
Principal Kenneth Taylor, Dr. R.C. Palmer, Dr. A.E. Grauer.
t Dean Chant )
Dean Gage ) That the minutes of the regular
meeting of February 16th, 1949,
be taken as read and adopted.
r Carried. 1500
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
Ex-officio Membership of Deans on Senate
The Secretary read a letter dated March 31st,
1949, from the University Solicitor stating that, in his
opinion, all Deans, irrespective of whether they are Deans
of Faculty or otherwise, are automatically members of
Senate.  Dean Gage, who had formerly held a seat on Senate
as a representative of the Faculty of Arts and Science, and
Dean Mawdsley, as a member elected by Convocation, were
welcomed by the President in their proper capacities.  In
order to fill the resulting vacancy in the members elected
by Convocation:
Mr. Lord  )
Dean Chant )  That Darrell Thomas Braidwood, whose
name appeared sixteenth on the
results of the election by
Convocation of fifteen members of
Senate, May 26th, 1948, be appointed
to Senate.
Carried.
Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Representatives on Senate
Notice was received, by letter dated March llth,
1949, that the Faculty of Graduate Studies at a meeting on
March 9th, 1949, had elected Dr. George M. Volkoff and
Dr. Hector J. MacLeod as its representatives on Senate,
for the remainder of the term, 1948-51.
Representative of Senate on Board
It was pointed out that Dr. Schinbein's appointment as a representative of.Senate on the Board of
Governors expired on February 20th, 1949. 1501
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
Mr. Lord    )
Dean Clement )  That Dr. Schinbein be re-elected
as a representative of Senate on
the Board of Governors for a
period of three years, as from
February 20th, 1949.
Carried Unanimously.
Appointment of Committees
Standing Committees and
Representatives on University
Committees for the Session 1949-50
It was agreed that the Chair be authorized to
bring in recommendations in this connection at the next
meeting of Senate.
Correspondence Courses and
Evening Classes for Credit"
A letter was read from the President stating that
in accordance with the resolution of Senate at its meeting
on February 16th, 1949, he had set up a Committee to study
the question of correspondence courses and evening classes
for credit.  Following is a list of the members:
Dr. G.M. Shrum (Chairman)
Miss Anne Smith
Mr. H.N. MacCorkindale
Dr. A.R. Lord
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dean W.H. Gage
Mr. C.B. Wood
Dr. W.N. Sage
Mr. T. Larsen
President N.A.M. MacKenzie )
Mr. G.C. Andrew )  Ex-officio. 1502
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
Committee on Music
A letter, dated March 26th, 1949, was received
from the President containing a proposal, to which Senate
agreed, that Mr. G.C. Andrew be added to the Committee
on Music.
Report of Library Committee. 1947-48
The Nineteenth Report of the Library Committee
to the Senate, which was tabled at the meeting of Senate
on February 16th, 1949, was received.  In this connection
Dr. MacKenzie pointed out that the increase in size of the
Library has added to the cost of its operation, particularly
in terms of staff, and that a reduction in student
enrollment will not result in a corresponding decrease in
the Library budget.
Report of Department of University
Extension. 1947-48"
The Annual Report of the Department of University
Extension, September 1st, 1947 to August 31st, 1948, which
was tabled at the meeting of Senate on February 16th, 1949,
was received.  The President reported, for the information
of Senate, that a Committee was being set up to act as an
advisory body in connection with the programme of that
Department.
Recommendations of Committee on Faculty
Affairs, re Tenure, etc!
Recommendations of the President's Committee on 1503
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
Faculty Affairs, regarding tenure, promotions, policy for
future appointments, etc., were returned to the agenda in
accordance with the action of Senate at its meeting on
February 16th, 1949.  It was pointed out that this report
had been adopted in principle by the Faculty Association
and the Board of Governors, but the President stated that
situations had arisen which indicated that adoption in
detail of these recommendations would have a certain
limiting and restricting effect upon the normal operations
of the University and that in any case full effect to the
recommendations could only be given over a period of years,
Mr. Kennedy suggested that any comments or suggestions be
sent to Dr. Jennings, Chairman of the Committee of the
Facility Association which prepared this report.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of Recommendations of Senate
The Board of Governors at the meeting on
February 28th approved the recommendation of Senate that a
Faculty of Graduate Studies be established; and approved
the membership of the Faculty of Graduate Studies as
submitted by Senate.
At its last regular meeting, the Board of
Governors noted that Senate at its meeting on May llth,
1948, had passed a resolution "advising and consenting" to
the establishment of a Faculty of Pharmacy.  The Board,
therefore, voted that Pharmacy be made a separate Faculty, 1504
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
effective July 1st, 1949.  In accordance with this
resolution the Board then agreed that Professor E.L. Woods,
Head of the Department of Pharmacy, should be appointed Dean
of the Faculty of Pharmacy as of July 1st, 1949.
In this connection the Board also considered the
wording on the diplomas for graduates in Pharmacy, and
passed a resolution that for the purposes of these certificates the establishment of this Faculty be effective as
of the twelfth of May, 1949, rather than the first of
July, 1949.
The material for the 1949-50 Calendar as approved
by Senate was received by the Board of Governors at the
meeting on February 28th, 1949.
At the meeting on February 28th, the Board of
Governors ratified the recommendation, that Dr. George M.
Weir be appointed Professor Emeritus.
The Board of Governors at the meeting on
February 28th approved the recommendation that the fee for
re-reading of examination papers be raised to $5.00 per
paper, on the understanding that if the mark is raised as a
result of re-reading the fee is to be returned to the
student.
The acceptance of the following awards was
approved by the Board of Governors at the meeting on
February 28th: 1505
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
The British Columbia Chapter of Delta Upsilon
Fraternity Bursary
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Alumnae Fund
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Alumnae Bursary
The Phi Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon
Fraternity Bursary
The Triple Entente Chapter, I.O.D.E. Bursary
The B.C. Psychological Association Bursary.
The Board also approved the revised statement of
terms for the Bene Scholarship, as submitted.
Mr. Lord    )
Dr. Schinbein)  That these items be received for
information.
Carried.
In reference to the action of the Board in
establishing a Faculty of Pharmacy, the question was raised
as to whether the Board had considered the report of the
Committee on the Re-organization of the University in this
connection.  The Chair reviewed the steps that had been
taken by the various bodies in connection with the Faculty
of Pharmacy and pointed out that Senate was on record as
approving the establishment of such a Faculty. Reference
was made to the parallel case of the Faculty of Medicine, in
which the letter informing Senate of the action of the
Board was read.
After considerable discussion, in amendment:
Mr. McDougall)
Dr. Turnbull )  That item 8.(1).(B) with reference
v to the Faculty of Pharmacy, be
referred back to the Board of
Governors for further consideration. 1506
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
After further discussion the question was put.  The
amendment was lost and the original motion carried.
Dean Clement suggested, and it was agreed, that
results of the sessional examinations be considered next on
the agenda.
From the Faculties
Results of Sessional Examinations -
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
Dean Chant presented the candidates for degrees
and diplomas in the Faculty of Arts and Science.  He also
stated, for the information of Senate, that he had asked
Dr. W.N. Sage to announce the names of the candidates for
Master's degrees and Professor E.H. Morrow those for the
degree of Bachelor of Commerce, at the Congregation on
May 13th, 1949.
Dean Chant )
Dean Gage  )  That Senate approve of the various
degrees designated for the candidates
listed in the results of the examinations
in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Carried.
Dr. MacLeod )
Mr. Muir   ) That the names contained in the list
from the Faculty of Applied Science
be approved by Senate.
Carried.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Foerster) That the degrees of M.S.A. and B.S.A.
be awarded to the candidates listed
from the Faculty of Agriculture, and
that those listed as having completed
the Occupational Course in Agriculture
be awarded the Diploma.
Carried. 1507
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
Dean Curtis )
Mr. Kennedy )  That the degree of LL.B. be awarded
to the candidates listed from the
Faculty of Law, and that the four
students who failed be given
permission to repeat their year.
Carried.
From the Board of Governors. Cont'd.
Approval, subject to approval of Senate
A number of items with reference to scholarships,
bursaries and prizes were received from the Board of
Governors as approved, subject to the approval of Senate.
Dean Gage pointed out that each of these items would be
presented to Senate under the Report of the Committee on
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries, and consideration was
deferred until later in the agenda.
Canadian Society of Forest Engineers
A letter, dated March 25th, 1949, was read from
the President of the Canadian Society of Forest Engineers
presenting a resolution passed by the Society that
increased facilities be made available in Canadian
universities for the training of technical men in the
wildlife field.  It was agreed that this letter be received
with interest.
Reports of Committees
On Prizes. Scholarships and Bursaries
Sessional Awards
List No. 1 of Medals, Scholarships and Prizes for 1508
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
1948-49 was presented by Dean Gage, Chairman of the
Committee.
Dean Gage  )
Mr. Kennedy )  That these medal, scholarship and
prize awards be approved.
Carried.
The Secretary asked permission to release the
examination results to the Press.
Dean Curtis )
Mr. Kennedy )  That the results of the examinations
be released to the Press.
Carried.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
New course - Physics 420
The Faculty of Arts and Science at its meeting on
May 9th approved the recommendation of the Department of
Physics that a new course, Physics 420 - Biophysics
(3 units), be authorized, in view of a grant of $15,000.00
from the Canadian Cancer Society for the equipment of a
biophysics laboratory.  The following Calendar description
was proposed:
420. Biophysics - An introduction to the basic
problems of biophysics, in particular the physics
of proteins, of cellular phenomena, and the
physics of sensations. The theoretical work is
closely connected with and supported by laboratory
work, which includes diffusion, sedimentation
electrophoresis, x-ray diffraction (fibre diagram),
electron diffraction and microscopy, light
polariscopy, radiation measurements, radiation
chemistry, etc.
Prerequisite:  At least one of Physics 200, 220,
300 or 330.
Two lectures and three hours laboratory a week.
3 units. 1509
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
Dean Chant )
Dean Gage     )     That this course be approved.
Carried.
Directed Reading and Extra-Sessional
Courses. 1949-50
The Faculty of Arts and Science at its meeting
on May 9th approved the following recommendations:
(1) That the selection of Directed Reading Courses
for 1949-50 be left in the hands of the Dean
in consultation with others concerned.
(2) That this Faculty approve the suggestion that
the administration of Reading and Extra-Sessional
Courses be undertaken by the Department of
University Extension for a trial period.
Dean Gage    )
Mr. McDougall )  That it be left in the hands of
the Dean of the Faculty of Arts
and Science, in consultation with
others concerned, to decide what
Directed Reading and Extramural
Courses be given in the Session
1949-50.
Carried.
Dean Gage presented draft proposals re Correspondence and
Extramural Courses prepared by the Committee appointed to
study the question of such courses for credit. After
discussion
Dean Gage )
Dr. Lord )  That the draft proposals be approved
in principle, on the understanding
that within the limits suggested the
Department of University Extension
handle the administration of the
courses on a trial basis, and that
any changes in academic regulations
be submitted to Senate and from
Senate to the Faculties, for
consideration.
Carried. 1510
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
Reports of Committees, Cont'd.
On Prizes. Scholarships and Bursaries
New Scholarships. Bursaries, etc.
Dean Gage, Chairman of the Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries, presented details of the
following new scholarships, bursaries, etc. for the
approval of Senate.
Transportation and Customs Bureau
Vancouver Board of Trade, additional prizes
The Transportation and Customs Bureau of the Vancouver
Board of Trade, which recently announced its intention
of providing in May,.1949, a prize of $75.00, later
decided to offer four prizes of $75.00 each for the
best reports by Commerce students on rail, water, air
and highway transportation.
Change of Name. Geldart Riadore Bursary to
W. Jack H. Dicks Bursary
A recommendation was received that the Geldart Riadore
Bursary be renamed the W. Jack H. Dicks Bursary, in
accordance with the wish of the donor, who plans to
increase this bursary to an amount sufficient to produce annually the sum of $200.00.
Beta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi Sorority Bursary
A bursary of $50.00, the gift of the Beta Theta
Chapter of Alpha Phi Sorority, is available annually
for a woman undergraduate student in any year and
faculty.  The award will be made to a student on the
basis of scholastic standing and need of financial
assistance.  Applications, on forms available at the
Registrar's Office, must be received by the Registrar
not later than August 15th.
Alpha Phi Chapter of Delta Gamma Sorority Fund
Through an annual contribution of $50.00, Alpha Phi
Chapter of Delta Gamma Sorority has established a fund
to provide financial assistance for women students.
This fund, which is administered by the Dean of Women,
is intended for use in emergency situations where
limited assistance is required. 1511
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
Xi Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority Bursary
A bursary of $50.00, gift of the Xi Alpha Chapter of
Beta Sigma Phi, an international sorority, is available annually for women students who are proceeding
to the Second Year in the Faculty of Arts and Science,
Agriculture, or Pharmacy, or the First Year in the
Faculty of Applied Science. The award will be made to
a student who has good scholastic standing and is in
need of financial assistance.  In choosing the
recipient, consideration will be given to character
and qualities of citizenship. Applications, on forms
available at the Registrar's Office, must be received
by the Registrar not later than August 15th.
Pi Gamma Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta
Fraternity Bursary
A bursary of $50.00, the gift of the Pi Gamma Chapter
of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, is available annually
for a male undergraduate of good scholastic standing
who is in need of financial assistance. Applications,
on forms available at the Registrar's Office, must be
received by the Registrar not later than August 15th.
The MacMillan Company of Canada Prizes
in Creative Writing
Two prizes of $25.00 each, the gift of the MacMillan
Company of Canada, Publishers, will be awarded for the
best original short story and the best original poem,
respectively, written by an undergraduate or graduate
student while enrolled in the University.  The awards
will be made on the recommendations of the Head of the
English Department and the Instructor in English 401,
in consultation with the Committee on Prizes and
Scholarships.  Entries must be submitted to the
Department of English by April 1st.
B.C. Parent-Teacher Association Prize
The British Columbia Parent-Teachers' Association has
advised that it will offer a prize of |100.00 to the
student ranking highest in May, 1949, in the
graduating class of Home Economics.
The Provincial Department of Agriculture
Prizes for Farm Home Design
A first prize of $150.00 and two second prizes of
$50.00 each, the gift of the Provincial Department of
Agriculture, were made available in the Session 1948-49
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Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
for students in the architectural design course of
Third Year Architecture.  They were offered for the
best solutions in the design of farm homes in three
separate but typical regions of the Province.  The
first prize was awarded for the best design.  The
second prizes were given for the best design in each
of the other two regions.
The Road Builders and Heavy Construction
Association Scholarship and Prize
A scholarship of $250.00, gift of the Road Builders
and Heavy Construction Association, is available for a
student completing the Third Year of Civil Engineering
with high scholastic standing and proceeding to the
Fourth Year of that Course.  Selection will be made on
the basis of ability, interest, and academic record in
subjects which are basic to highway engineering.  In
making the award, preference will be given to students
who have practical experience in this field or who
show interest in entering it on graduation.
The Road Builders and Heavy Construction
Association Graduation Prize
A prize of $50.00, gift of the Road Builders and Heavy
Construction Association, will be awarded to a student
graduating in Civil Engineering.  Provided for the
purpose of stimulating interest in the field of highway
engineering, this award will be made to the student
obtaining highest standing in C.E. 370 (highway
engineering).
The Charles J. Thompson Prizes
in Architecture"
Two prizes of $50.00 each, made possible through a
gift of $1,000.00 by Mr. Charles J. Thompson, are
offered annually to students in Architecture. Of these
prizes, one will be awarded to the Second Year student
obtaining highest standing in the course in the History
of Architecture.  The other will be similarly awarded
to a student in the Third Year.  To be eligible for an
award a student must obtain a minimum mark of 75$ in
the course and an aggregate in all the subjects of the
year of not less than 1513
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
Vancouver Sun Service Award in Home Economics
An opportunity for twelve months experience with an
allowance of $100.00 a month, offered by The Vancouver
Sun, is available annually for a student graduating in
Home Economics from this University.  The recipient will
be given experience and training in the field of home-
service at the Edith Adams' Cottage, operated by The
Vancouver Sun, in a programme approved by the
Department of Home Economics.  Selection of the
recipient will be made by the Head of the Department.
In making the choice consideration will be given to
scholarship, personality, adaptability, and interest
in extra-curricular activities.
The Gault Brothers Limited Scholarships in Commerce
Commemorating its Fiftieth Year in British Columbia,
Gault Brothers Limited, in 1949, established a number
of scholarships for students in Commerce.  In
accordance with the terms of the gift, six scholarships
of $300.00 each will be awarded annually, three to
students entering the Fourth Year and three to those
entering the Fifth Year.  These awards will be made to
students who have completed the previous year's work
with high overall standing, have shown marked ability
in at least one of the fields of marketing, manufacturing and finance, and who intend, on graduation,
to follow a career in this field. In the selection of
winners, consideration will also be given to personal
qualities and character. Fourth Year holders of the
scholarships who maintain their standing to the
satisfaction of the Department of Commerce, will be
eligible for the scholarships in the Fifth Year.
Selection will be made by the Joint Faculty Committee
on Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries, in consultation
with the Department of Commerce.
The Gault Brothers Limited
Graduate Scholarship in Commerce
This scholarship of $700.00, established in 1949 by
Gault Brothers Limited to commemorate its Fiftieth
Year in British Columbia, will be awarded annually to
a graduate in Commerce of any Canadian University, and
will be available for a year's graduate study, in the
field of business administration, at any approved
institution.  Selection of the winner will be made by
the Scholarship Committee and the Department of
Commerce of the University of British Columbia.  Full
details of the award and application forms may be
obtained from the Dean of Administrative and Inter-
Faculty Affairs.  Applications must be received not
later than March 15th. Anonymous Donation. $25.00. to
Department of Home Economics
1514
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
An anonymous donation of $25.00 to the Department of
Home Economics, to provide a prize for the student
obtaining highest standing in the Second Year of Home
Economics was received.
Dean Gage  )
Mr. Kennedy ) That these awards be accepted and
appropriate letters sent to the
donors.
Carried.
Dr. Daniells moved a round of applause for Dean Gage in
view of the number of new awards listed.
Royal Canadian Engineers Memorial Scholarship Trust
For the information of Senate, Dean Gage reported that
the Department of National Defence, Ottawa, has
announced that in memory of all ranks of the Corps of
Royal Canadian Engineers who gave their lives in the
Second World War, the Royal Canadian Engineers
Memorial Scholarship Trust has been created. An award
of $125.00 is available this year for the University
of British Columbia, being one of eleven Colleges and
Universities in Canada at which such an award will be
offered annually.
Nominations are to be made to a Committee in Ottawa.
The award is open to a student who has successfully
completed his second to last year in a course leading
to the degree of B.A.Sc. or B.Arch. and who is a
member in good standing of the C.O.T.C.  In making the
award consideration is given to scholarship, leadership and participation in C.O.T.C. activities.
Procedure for Results of Lower Years
The Secretary asked for authority of Senate to
release the results of examinations in the lower years as
soon as they are ready.  It was pointed out that last year
the Registrar's Office had prepared press reports of the
results but that the papers decided not to publish them. 1515
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
This year it is proposed to mail to each student a statement
of his marks and ask the press to publish only the names of
the winners of prizes, scholarships, etc.
Prin. W.S. Taylor )
Dr. Foerster     )  That this authority be granted.
Carried.
Reports of Committees Cont'd.
On Honorary Degrees
Dean Curtis, acting for Professor Angus, presented
the report of the Committee on Honorary Degrees.  He
announced that letters of acceptance of the offer of Senate
to confer honorary degrees had been received from Dean F.M.
Clement, Mr. J.D. Taggart, Dean W.H. Brittain and Mr. Basil
Mathews.  These letters were taken as read.
Dean Curtis also stated that Mr. A.E. Richards,
Mr. Alfred Rive, Dr. Homer A. Thompson, and Mr. Dana Wilgress
had each written stating their pleasure in accepting the
offer of an honorary degree but that none of them could be
present for the Spring Congregation, 1949.
Dean Curtis   )
Dean Mawdsley )  That an honorary degree be conferred
on each of the four named at the
Fall Congregation, 1949, provisional
on his being present, otherwise at a
later date.
Carried.
From Victoria College Council
On behalf of the Victoria College Council, Dr.
Ewing reported that business had been completed for the
Session 1943-49. 1516
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
Correspondence
Minister of Education, re Minutes of Senate
A letter, dated March 17, 1949, from the
Minister of Education, with reference to his receipt of the
Minutes of Senate was read.
Dr. F.T. Fairey. Deputy Minister of Education, re
eligibility for admission to Degree Course in Nursing
A letter, dated April 4, 1949, from Dr. Fairey,
with reference to admission of nurses to the University of
British Columbia and arising from a letter from the General
Manager of the Royal Columbia Hospital, New Westminster,
stating that nurses graduating from most of the Training
Schools in British Columbia are unable to proceed to the
University of British Columbia for a degree course, was
read.
Mr. Lord   )
Mr. Kennedy )  That the Chair be authorized to set
up a Committee from Senate to investigate this matter and report to
Senate at a later date.
Carried.
Professor E.L. Woods, re membership in Faculty of Pharmacy
A letter, dated March 15, 1949, was read from
Professor E.L. Woods enclosing the following suggested plan
of organization for the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Organization of Faculty of Pharmacy
Suggested Basis of Membership
(a) Members of the staff of the Department of
Pharmacy, or other departments organized for the
purpose of providing pharmaceutical instruction,
with or above the rank of assistant professor. 1517
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
(b) One representative from each University
Department in which classes numbered 200 or
higher are required by the curriculum of the
Pharmacy course, and an additional representative
from those departments in which more than six
units are so required.  Representatives to be
appointed yearly by the Head of each Department.
(c) Secre-tary - the Registrar of the University.
(d) Ex-officio - the President of the University
- the Dean of Administrative and
Inter-Faculty Affairs
Dean Chant )
Dr. Ewing ) That this report be approved.
Carried.
Rabbi David C. Kogen. re Course in Modern Hebrew
A letter, dated March 10, 1949, from Rabbi Kogen,
Counselor of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, suggesting
that a credit course in modern Hebrew be instituted at the
University of British Columbia in the near future, was
read.
Mr. Lord  )
Mr. Caple )  That this request be referred to the
Faculty of Arts and Science for report
back to Senate.
Carried.
At this point the President asked the Secretary to
re-read the letter from the Board of Governors recording
its action in regard to the establishment of a Faculty of
Medicine, as follows:
"That the recommendation of Senate be approved,
and the necessary steps in line with the motion
be carried out, and that Senate be notified that
a Dean of Medicine, Dr. Myron McDonald Weaver,
has been appointed." 1518
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
Mr. Lord     )
Mr. McDougall )  That this letter be received for
information.
Carried.
The President reported that negotiations had been
under way with the Rockefeller Foundation for a supplementary
grant for work in Slavonic Studies, and that it was likely
that the University of British Columbia would be awarded the
sum of $90,000.00, over a period of five years, for extension
of work in this field.  It was proposed that $15,000.00 -
$18,000.00 of this amount be used for library purposes,
$8,000.00 - $9,000.00 for visiting professors, $6,000.00 -
$8,000.00 for travelling, equipment, etc., and the balance
for additions to staff in area studies related to Slavonic
Studies and more particularly literature, economics,
political science and geography.
Dean Chant )
Dean Gage  )  That acceptance of this grant be
approved to enable the Department
in question to take appropriate
action.
Carried.
Dr. MacKenzie reviewed developments in the field
of legal education in Canada during the past six months and
reported that the Canadian Bar Association had set up a
committee to inquire into the legal profession.  The
President suggested that it might be useful to the
University of British Columbia and to Canadian universities
generally if, in connection with the University of British
Columbia Fall Congregation, certain distinguished 1519
Tuesday, May 10, 1949.
authorities in the fields of legal education were invited
to take part in the symposium on this question.
Mr. Lord   )
Dean Curtis )  That Senate approve of the suggestion
made by the President and that the
matter be, referred to the President
and the Dean of the Faculty of Law to
extend the necessary invitations, and
that the possibility of conferring
honorary degrees on a number of those
invited be left with the Committee on
Honorary Degrees, for later
confirmation by Senate.
Carried.
Dean Curtis expressed to the President the
appreciation of the Faculty of Law and the members of the
legal profession in British Columbia of Dr. MacKenzie's
acceptance of membership on the survey Committee appointed
by the Canadian Bar Association to look into the whole
question of law and legal education in Canada.
Dr. MacKenzie spoke with regard to the special
meeting of Senate which had been voted to consider the
question of Catholic education. He stated that after
discussion with the parties particularly interested it was
felt that it would be wise to defer this meeting until a
later date.  He reported however that the departments in
question, Psychology and Philosophy, Economics, and History,
had all reported to the Chairman for reference to Senate,
to the effect that financial considerations would not
warrant such extensions at present. 1520
Tuesday, May 10,  1949.
Copies of the  Annual  Report of the  President,
1947-48,   The   University  of British Columbia, were
distributed  to members of Senate.
Dean  Gage   reported  that the  Board of Governors
had agreed to  finance  two   scholarships to   the  Trois-Pistoles
Summer School,  on the  understanding that the  funds come
from  sources  not to  be named  at present.
Dean Gage )
Mr.Kennedy)   That Senate consent to the
establishment of these two
scholarships.
Carried
A vote of thanks was extended to the Registrar
and his staff for their preparation of an exceedingly large
number of examination results in a very short space of
time.
Dean Gage )
Mr.   McDougall)     That the meeting  adjourn.
Carried
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Secretary.
Chairman.

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