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August 22, 1947.
The fifth regular meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia was held on Friday, August 22,
1947, at 8:00 p.m., in the Board and Senate Room.
Present: President N.A.M. MacKenzie (in the Chair),
Dean D. Buchanan, Dean F. M. Clement, Dean J. N. Finlayson,
Mr. W.H. Gage, Mr. F. Read, Mr. F. J. Burd, Mr. A.R. Lord,
Mr. H.O. English, Mr. W.R. McDougall, Dr. J. M Ewing, Mrs.
K.M. Beckett, Mr. K.P. Caple, Mrs. Sally Murphy creighton,
Dr. A.E. Grauer, Dr. G.G. Sedgewick, Dr. A.B.Schinbein,
Dr. F. A. Turnbull, Dr. J. F. Walker.
Expressions of regret for their inability to be present were received from Chancellor Hamber, Dean Curtis,
Major Holmes, Dr. Sage, Dr. Warren, Dr. Todd, Miss Mulloy,
Dr. Lett, Mr. A.E. Lord, Kr. Sherwood Lett, Mr. MacCorkindale, and Dr. C. H. Wright.
The President introduced to Senate Mrs. Helen Harmer
who will succeed Mrs. Winifred Bruce as Secretary to the
President and Mr. F. S. Perry who has taken the place
vacated by Mr. Arthur Sager as Assistant in the President's
Office and the Department of University Extension.
Dr. Sedgewick )
Mr. A. R. Lord) That the minutes of the meeting
of May 13th be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried
Attention was called to the fact that Mr. Kenneth
Caple's term of office as a representative of Senate on
the Board of Governors (filling the unexpired term of Mr.
Logan) had ended.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. McDougall) That Mr. Caple be re-elected for
a three-year term.
Carried 1329
August 22, 1947.
Mr. Burd)
Mr. Gage) That nominations close.
Carried
The President declared Mr. Caple elected.
Appointment of Committee to Arrange for B.C. Institute
of Agrologists Examinations
Notice was received of the appointment of the following Committee to take care of examination arrangements for
the B.C. Institute of Agrologists:
Dean F. M. Clement
Dr. g. H. Harris
Dr. J. c. Berry.
From the Board of Governors
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
stating that it had accepted, subject to the approval of
Senate, a fund from the University Chapter I.O.D.E. (formerly known as the University Chapter Loan Fund for Women)
for the establishment of an Art Centre. The fund is now in
excess of $2,500.00 and it and all monies in future received
from the Chapter may be used on authorization of the President of the University of British Columbia in establishing and operating a University Art Centre.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Mr. Gage    ) That this action be approved
and a letter of thanks sent
to the donors.
Carried
Scholarships and Prizes approved by the Board of
Governors subject to the approval of Senate
Law Society of B.C. Gold Medal
Canada Law Book Company Prize 1330
August 22, 1947.
Northern Peat Moss Company Prize
Change in value of the N.Leo Klein
Memorial Scholarship
Louis Toban Bursary
Alan Boag Scholarship
Chemical Institute of Canada Prizes
As these items were to be presented later by the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries, action was
deferred until that time.
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
stating that it approved, subject to the approval of Senate,
the proposed short courses in Dairy Technology to be offered
by the Department of Dairying in co-operation with the Provincial Department of Agriculture and the Department of University Extension.  Dean Clement gave a brief description
of the proposed courses whose purpose was to encourage
better qualified workers in the dairy industry.  It was the
intention to issue a certificate of proficiency on the
successful completion of the course.
Dean Clement  )
Dean Finlayson) That these courses be approved.
Carried
The Secretary presented the report of the Registrar
on Summer Session registration.
At the suggestion of the President it was agreed that
the Department of University Extension be asked to present
twice yearly a formal report to Senate on the registration
and scope of the courses given under its direction. 1331
August 22, 1947.
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
Dean Buchanan presented the results of the examinations of the Summer Session and the list of candidates
recommended for degrees in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the degrees of B.A., B.Com.,
B.Ed, be conferred upon the candidates whose names are listed
in the report.
Carried
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) In view of the shortness of time
for grading results, that there
be no release of Summer Session
results until the Registrar has
had time to check the marks and
lists.
Carried
Recommendations were received from the Faculty of
Arts and Science that the following new courses in Slavonic
Studies and Psychology be offered in the Session 1947-48:
Slavonic Studies 306 - Slavonic Literature - Major
Wainman
Slavonic Studies 508 - The Expansion of Russia -
Dr. Raymond
Slavonic Studies 203 - Russian phonetics, reading and
conversation (Instructor not yet
appointed)
Psychology 503 - Clinical Psychology and Counselling.
Problems in the fields of clinical
psychology and counselling; the use of
tests and the interpretation of test
results; the use of case methods and
directive procedures; environmental and
individual factors affecting adjustment.
Text-book:  to be announced   Mr. Black   3 units.
Psychology 404 - Principles of Comparative Psychology
Fundamental principles of the behaviour
of man and of the lower animals
examined from the comparative point of
view. 1332
August  22,   1947.
to
/ Text-book: Warden, Jenkins, and Warner, Introduction
to Comparative Psychology, Ronald
Prerequisites! Psychology 100 and Biology 100
I Mr. MacKay 3 units
Dean Buchanan)
, Mr. Gage    ) That the new courses in Slavonic
Studies and Psychology be approved
by Senate for the Session 1947-48.
Carried
l ~	
t As certain members found it necessary to leave the
■ meeting early it was agreed to take the Report of the
Committee on a Faculty of Medicine as the next item on the
Agenda.
i Report of Committee on a Faculty of Medicine
Dean Finlayson gave a brief report of the meeting of
the small sub-committee with the Provincial Government at
9       which the proposals of the Hamilton Report were presented.
After lengthy discussion
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dean Buchanan) That the matter be laid on the
table until the Hamilton Report
has been received by members of
Senate and proper notice given of
a special meeting of Senate to be
called by the Chair.
Carried
At the suggestion of the President, it was agreed
that the University Committees interested should be asked
to obtain, in consultation with the other bodies concerned,
estimates of the capital and current costs of a Medical
Faculty at the different locations under consideration.
Report of Committee on Honorary Degrees
Dr. Sedgewick, Chairman, stated he had no report to 1333
August 22, 1947.
make.  It was understood that if the Governor-General or
Premier Hart should signify willingness to accept the
Senate's previous offer of an Honorary Degree and found it
convenient to have it conferred at the time of the Autumn
Congregation, no further action would be necessary.
Report of Committee on Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries
Mr. Gage, Chairman, presented the recommendations of
the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships, and
Bursaries. The second list of awards resulting from the
April examinations was presented.
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) That the scholarship list No.2 for
the Session 1946-47 be approved.
Carried
Mr. Gage announced that there had not been time to
adjudicate the Summer Session results for the awarding of
the Stimmer Session Scholarships and stated that these
would be presented at the October meeting of Senate.
The following new scholarships and prizes were presented for approval and acceptance was recommended on the
terras of award as listed below:
The Law Society Gold Medal
A gold medal, presented by the Law
Society of British Columbia, will be awarded
to the student obtaining the highest aggregate marks in the final year in the Faculty
of Law.
Mr. Gage)
Mr. Read) That this medal be accepted and a
letter of thanks sent to the donors.
Carried < 1334
August 22, 1947.
The Canada Law Book Company Prize
A book prize, the gift of the Canada Law
Book Company Limited, is available annually for
' students in the Second Year of the Law Course.
The award will be made to the student obtaining
high marks in the subject of Conflict of Laws.
t
Mr. Gage)
Mr. Read) That this prize be accepted and a
letter of thanks sent to the donors.
Carried
i The Northern Peat Moss Company Prize
A prize of $100.00, the gift of Mr. Jack
, Bell of the Northern Peat Moss Company Limited,
is available for undergraduates in the Third or
Fourth Year, or graduates in Agriculture or Agricultural Engineering.  The award will be made on
'( the recommendation of the Faculty of Agriculture
to the student submitting the best report on any
phase of peat moss, its formation and use. If
i no report reaches the required standard the award
will be withheld. Students who intend to compete
•for this prize must consult the Dean of Agriculture before beginning work on the report. The
award will be made in May, 1948.
Mr. Gage   )
' Dean Clement) That this prize be accepted and a
letter of thanks sent to the donors,
i. Carried
Mr. Gage presented the recommendation of the Scholar-
i
ship Committee that Senate accept the offer of Mr. I. L.
I Klein to place the N. Leo Klein Memorial Scholarship on a
permanent basis and to increase the annual amount from
$50.00 to $100.00.
>
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) That this change in endowment and
increase in amount of the N. Leo
Klein Memorial Scholarship be accepted
and a letter of thanks sent to the
donor.
Carried 1335
August 22, 1947.
Louis Toban Bursary
A bursary of $100.00, the gift of Louis
Toban, is available annually for a student
entering the Third Year of the course in Pharmacy.
The award will be made on the recommendation
of the Head of the Department to a student who
has shown definite ability and has need of financial assistance. Applications, on forms available at the Registrar's Office, must be submitted to the Registrar not later than
August 13th.
Mr. Gage   )
Dean Clement) That this bursary be accepted
and a letter of thanks sent
to the donor.
Carried
The Alan Boag Scholarship
A scholarship of $230.00, the gift of the
trustees of a fund established by the late Alan
Boag, is available for a student who is taking
his major work in History, Eoonomics, Government,
International Studies or Political Science and
is proceeding to a further year of study at the
University of British Columbia. This scholarship which is open to graduates, or undergraduates in their final year will be awarded
for the best essay or report on some aspect of
socialism.  In making the award, special consideration will be given for originality in
analysis and treatment. The award will be made
on the recommendation of the Heads of the Departments of Economics and History and the Director
of International Studies. If no essay reaches
the required standard, the award will be withheld. Students intending to compete for this
scholarship must obtain the approval of their
essay subject from the Department concerned.
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) That this scholarship be
accepted and a letter of
thanks sent to the donors.
Carried
Chemical Institute of Canada Prizes
Two book prizes of the value of $23.00
each, the gift of the Chemical Institute of w
1336
August 22, 1947.
Canada, are available for students entering the
Fourth Year. Of these prizes, one will be awarded
to the student obtaining highest standing in
Chemistry in the Third Year of the Faculty of
Arts and Science and the other to the student
obtaining highest standing in the Third Year of
Chemioal Engineering.
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) That these prizes be accepted
and a letter of thanks sent to
the donors.
Carried
Mr. Gage stated that the Summer Session Students'
Association had announced their intention of increasing the
amount of their present scholarship from $40.00 to $75*00
and also offered an additional scholarship on the following terms of award:
The Summer Session Students' Association
Scholarship No.?
A scholarship provided by the interest from
a fund established and maintained by the Summer
Session Students' Association, will be awarded to
a student who has completed the first two years,
the second of which has been taken wholly by
Summer Session, extra-Sessional or reading courses,
and who is proceeding to a higher year in the University of British Columbia by means of Summer
Sessions.  The award will be made at the close of
the Summer Session to the student who completes
the Second Year in that Session with second highest
standing. To be eligible for this award, a student
must take a full course in each Summer Session
and complete his course within a period of four
successive Summer Sessions.
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) That the increase in Scholarship
No.l and the new Scholarship No.2
given by the Summer Session
Students' Association be accepted
and a special letter of appreciation sent the donors.
Carried 1337
August 22, 1947.
For the information of Senate Mr. Gage reported that
the International Brotherhood Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill
Workers, Ocean Falls, Local Union No.312, had increased its
scholarship (awarded by the Union to a student from Ocean
Falls for study at the University of British Columbia),
from $200.00 to $230.00 annually.
He also stated that the B.C. Tree Fruits Limited,
Kelowna, had contributed prizes in the nature of trips to
the Okanagan to three students in Commerce who would be
oompetent and interested in making a survey of the fruit
industry.
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) That acknowledgment and thanks be
sent the donors of these awards.
Carried
An additional new award was presented by the Committee
on Scholarships, Prizes, and Bursaries and recommended for
acceptance on the following terms:
The Nabob Scholarship in Food Technology
A scholarship of $300.00 given annually by
the Kelly, Douglas Company, Limited, Vancouver,
will be awarded to a student completing the Fourth
Year of the Course in Food Technology with high
standing, and proceeding to the Fifth Year. The
recipient, who will be selected on the basis of
scholarship, research ability and personality,
will be expected to pursue investigations in Food
Technology. If no Fourth Year student meets the
requirements, the award may be made to a student
in the Third Year who is proceeding to the work
of the Fourth Year. The recipient may be offered
the opportunity of employment in one of the manufacturing divisions of the Company during the
summer between the Fourth and Fifth Years. Applications, on forms available at the Registrar's
Office must be received by the Registrar not
later than March 13th. 1338
August 22, 1947.
Mr. Gage   )
Dean Clement) That this scholarship be accepted
and a letter of thanks sent to the
■ donors.
Carri ed
Report of Committee on Building Programme
For information, the President gave a brief report
of the building under construction. Because of increased
building costs it may not be possible to complete the Biological Sciences Building but certain portions may be con-
; structed in order to relieve present congestion.
Speaker for the Autumn Congregation
The President reported that Dr. B. K. Sandwell, Rector
of Queen's University and Editor-in-Chief of Saturday
Night, had consented to give the Congregation Address at
the Autumn Congregation and also to give the first of the
Bostock Memorial Lectures.
Course on Wildlife Management
A report was received from the departments of Zoology
and Biology and Botany regarding the proposed course in
Wildlife Management but no action was taken.
Correspondence
I A letter was received from the Board of Examiners,
Victoria, stating that in two Scholarship Areas students
had tied for scholarship standing and requested that the
University provide additional scholarships for these
students.
) 1339
August 22, 1947.
Mr. McDougall)
Mr. A.R.Lord ) That Senate recommend to the Board
of Governors that an additional
University Entrance Scholarship be
granted for each of Scholarship
Area 7 and Scholarship Area 13 to
provide for students obtaining
equal scholarship standing in these
two districts.
Carried
A letter was received from Mr. Walter Janicki who was
awarded a Senior Matriculation Scholarship but who is unable
to take advantage of it this year because he wishes to enter
the course in Pharmacy which requires a year of apprenticeship before being admitted to the course. He requested that
his scholarship be deferred until he is able to enter the
University.
Mr. Gage   )
Dean Clement) That Mr. Janicki's scholarship be
deferred for one year pending the
successful completion of his
required apprenticeship for Pharmacy.
Carried
A request was received from Miss Anna Attfield, winner
of a Senior Matriculation Scholarship and a resident of
Victoria for permission to enjoy the scholarship at Victoria
College.
Mr. Gage   )
Dean Clement) That Miss Anna Attfield be permitted
to use her Senior Matriculation
Scholarship at Victoria College.
Carried
A letter was received from Mr. J. M. Buchanan, President of B.C. Packers, Ltd., asking that students employed
with B.C. Packers at Ocean Falls and Namu be allowed to 1340
August 22, 1947.
write supplemental examinations at Ocean Falls. From
fifteen to twenty students would be affected.
Dean Clement )
Dean Buchanan) That special arrangements be made
for September, 1947, to enable
students.to write supplemental
examinations at Ocean Falls.
Carried
A reply was received from Dr. Dolman concerning the
request that his historical background of the negotiations
relating to the establishment of a Faculty of Medicine be
given to the Committee on Medical Education of the B.C.
Medical Association.   In the light of recent developments
Dr. Dolman felt that there was nothing to be gained by
circulating the report beyond the Senate Committee.
A letter was read from Dr. Bernard Heinze expressing
appreciation of the Honorary Degree given him and describing the ceremony in Australia when the degree was formally
conferred.
A letter was received from Mr. Leon Ladner thanking
Senate for its acceptance of his Scholarship.
Letters were also received from Mrs. P.A. Boving, Mrs.
S.J. Willis and Mrs. Denis Murphy thanking Senate for the
letters of sympathy and tributes to their husbands.
Mention was made of the recent death of the late Dr.
S. J. Schofield and appreciation of his services to the
University were expressed as follows:
The Senate regrets to record the death of
Stuart J. Schofield, professor emeritus of Geology.
Dr. Schofield was already well-known as scientist 1341
August 22, 1947.
when he was appointed to the staff in 1915; and
during his many years of service he brought honour
to his Department and the University by achieving
international distinction. His fellows will remember,
even more gratefully, his personal charm and his
unfailing good-will.
The President asked for an expression of opinion
regarding the general policy of conferring Honorary Degrees
on visiting dignitaries. On the whole, Senate felt the
present practice of dealing with individual cases as they
arose most satisfactory.
The meeting adjourned.
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Secretary.
Chairman.

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