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1252
1 October 23, 1946.
The First Regular Meeting of the Senate for the Session
1 1946-47 was held on Wednesday, October 23rd, 1946, at 8:00
p.m., in the Board and Senate Room.
Present: President MacKenzie (in the Chair), Dean D.
Buchanan, Dean F.M. Clement, Dean J.N. Finlayson, Dean G.F.
. Curtis, Dr. O.J. Todd, Mr. W.H. Gage, Dr. H.J. MacLeod, Mr.
F.A. Forward, Dr. J.C. Berry, Dr. G.H. Harris, Mr. F. Read,
Mr. H.N. MacCorkindale, Mr. F.J. Burd, Mr. A.R. Lord, Mr.
■ H.0. English, Mr. W.R. McDougall, Dr. J.M. Ewing, Rev. Dr.
H.R. TruEpour, Mr. K.P. Caple, Mrs. Sally Murphy Creighton,
* Llr. A.E. Lord, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Miss Florence S.
Mulloy, Dr. W.N. Sage, Dr. G.G. Sedgewick, Dr. A.3.
, Schinbein, Dr. F.A.'Turnbull, Dr. H.V. Warren.
Expressions of regret for their inability to be present
were received from Dr. Sherwood Lett, Dr. A.E. Grauer, Dr.
C.H. Wright, and Dr. J.F. Walker.
Mr. A.E.Lord)
•Mr. Gage   ) That the minutes of the Fifth
Regular Meeting of August 23rd, 1946,
i and the minutes of the Special
Meeting of October 8th, 1946, be
taken as read and adopted.
Carried
Election of Representative of Senate on the Board of
Governors
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Todd    ) That the appointment of a representative of Senate on the Board
of Governors be deferred until the
new appointment has been made to
Senate by the Government to replace
Mr. J. W. Spencer, deceased.
Carried
Appointment of Standing Committees and Representatives
on University Committees, Session 1946-47
The following nominations of the Committee on Selection of Committees were read:
r 1253        ^
October 23, 1946.
Committee on Calendar
Dr. 0. J. Todd (Chairman)
Mr. F. A. Forward
Dr. G. H. Harris
Mr. W. R. McDougall
Press Committee
Dr. A. E. Grauer (Chairman)
Dr. C. A. H. Wright
Mrs. Sally murphy Creighton
Dr. H. V. Warren
Mr. F. J. Burd
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick (Chairman)
Dean D. Buchanan
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Dean F. M. Clement
Dean G. F. Curtis
Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley
Mr. A. R. lord
Mr. K. P. Caple
Committee on Military Education
The Chancellor
The President
The Dean of Arts and Science
The Dean of Applied Science
The Registrar
The Officer Commanding, C.O.T.c.
The Officer Commanding, U.N.T.D.
The President of the Alma Mater Society
Committee on Memorial Minutes
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick (Chairman)
Dr. 0. J. Todd
Committee on Professors Emeriti
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick (Chairman)
Dr. 0. J. Todd
Dean D. Buchanan
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Dean F. M. Clement
Dean G. F. Curtis
J i
1254
October ^3, 1946.
Committee on Decorations and Distinctions which
University Students and Graduates Received
During the War
Dr. H. V. Warren (Chairman)
Mr. A. E. Lord
Dr. H. J. MacLeod
Dr. G. H. Harris
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale
The Registrar
The President of the Alma Mater Society
Mr. A. h. Sager
Representative on University Council on Athletics
and Physical Education
Dr.   H.  V.  Warren
Representative on Committee on Public Relations
Mrs. Sally Murphy Creighton
Mr.  A.E.Lord)
Mr.   English   )   That   these  nominatioris with the
exception  of the  Committee on
Military Education be approved.
Carried
> In connection with the Committee on Military Education,
the President drew attention to the Joint Services Univer-
sity Training Committee which had been established under
'' provisions of a Federal Order-in-Council with responsibility
to the Department of National Defence as well as to the
University.  The J.S.U.T.C. had presented a recommendation
< that the Conmittee on Military Education be discharged and
its functions transferred to the J.S.U.T.C.  The question
x
was raised as to whether certain matters of policy directly
1 affecting the University might not make it advisable to con
tinue the Committee on Military Education in existence. 1255
October 23, 1946.
Mr. A.E.Lord )
Dean Buchanan) That the Committee on Military
Education be continued and that
the personnel recommended be
approved.
Carried
Appointment of Library Committee
Nominations by the Faculties:
Arts and Science - Dr. Dorothy Blakey Smith
Mr. A. C. Cooke
Dr. Ian McTaggart Cowan
Applied Science  - Dr. A. E. Hennings
Agriculture     - Dr. J. C. Berry
Law - Dean Curtis
Mr. MacCorkindale)
Mr. Gage        ) That the nominations by
the Faculties be approved.
Carri ed
Report on Registration
For the information of Senate a statement of registration for the Session 1946-47 was circulated.  The total
number of students enrolled as at October 23rd, 1946, was
8986 as compared with a total of 5636 on October 25th,
1945.  The present enrolment includes 4800 veteran students.
From the Board of Governors
New Courses:  Economics 401, Commerce 486, 496 - Approved
Directed Reading Courses, 1946-47 - Approved
Courses in Slavonic Studies - Approved
Pre-optometry courses - Approved subject to specified
financial conditions
Course for Professional Gardeners - Approved in principle
Report of Committee on Physical Education - Approved the
action of Senate
Special Winter Session Dropped - Approved
Robert S. Day and Son, Ltd., Bursary - Approved
W. D. Shaffer Bursary - Approved 1256
October 23, 1946.
Canadian Industries Ltd., Fellowship - Approved
Extra University Entrance Scholarship - Approved
Appointment of Mr. Lighthall as Professor Emeritus -
Approved
Victoria College Council
At the request of the President, Dean Buchanan reported that he had attended several meetings of the Council
and stated that it was dealing in a most satisfactory
manner with the problems of funds, accommodation, etc.
The members of Senate approved the suggestion that
regular reports be received from University representatives
attending the Victoria College Council meetings.
From the Faculties
For the information of Senate a report was received
with reference to Supplemental Examinations, Special
Examinations, and Re-readings.
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
Dean Buchanan presented the list of candidates for
degrees in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the recommendation of the
Faculty of Arts and Science with
respect to candidates for the
degree of M.A. be approved.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the recommendations of the
Faculty of Arts and Science with
respect to conferring the degrees
of B.A. with Honours, B.A. in the
General Course, 3.com., B.Ed, and
B.S.W. be approved.
Carried i~
1257
October 23, 1946.
Dean Finlayson presented the report of the Faculty of
Applied Science.
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Forward  ) That the recommendation of the
Faculty of Applied Science with
respect to candidates for the
degree of M.A.Sc. be approved.
Carried
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   ) That the recommendations of the
Faculty of Applied Science with
respect to the conferring of the
degrees of B.A.Sc, B.S.F. and
the Certificate in Public Health
Nursing be approved.
Carried
Dean Clement presented the report of the Faculty of
Agriculture.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Berry  ) That the recommendation of the Faculty
of Agriculture with reference to
the degree of M.S.A. be approved.
Carried
Dean Clement)
Dr. Berry  ) That the recommendations of the
Faculty of Agriculture with reference to the degrees of B.S.A. be
approved.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the Chairman, in consultation
with the Secretary and the Deans
of the Faculties, be authorized to
make any necessary changes.
Carried
Curriculum Changes, 1946-47
Faculty of Arts and Science
At a meeting held on October 9th, 1946, the following changes in courses were approved and recommended to 1258
October 23, 1946.
Senate to take effect in the present Session:
(a) That beginning with the present session Psychology
100 be made equivalent to Psychology 101 and that
students who have previously credit for Psychology A
be not required to take Psychology 101 in order to
qualify for further courses in Psychology, and
That Psychology 200, 201, 202, 300 and 301 be considered as Third and Fourth year courses open also
to students in Second Year.
(b) That Geography 407, Human and Cultural Geography
be changed from a one-unit to a three-unit course.
(c) That Plant Physiology (advanced) or advanced
Agronomy be accepted in place of Chemistry 3 in the
course leading to the degree of B.A. in Biology,
Forestry option.
(d) That the following new courses be authorized in the
Department of Zoology:
Zoology 405 - Fisheries Technology - A course of
seminars, laboratory exercises and demonstrations
in the handling, preparation, preservation and
processing of fish.
Practical work is given with the co-operation of
the staff of the Pacific Fisheries Experimental
Station and certain members of the research staffs
of the fishing companies.  Classes are held in
the laboratories of these institutions.  The course
is open to students in the Commerce and Fisheries
Option and may be taken by other students only with
the permission of the head of the department.
Four hours a week, First term.  Mr. Hoar  l£ units.
Zoology 406 - Parasitology - A general course dealing with the classification, morphology and life
histories of animal parasites affecting domestic
and wild animals and man.
Two lectures and four hours laboratory a week,
times to be arranged.  Second term.  Mr. Adams -
2 units.
(e) That the following new course be authorized in the
Department of French:
French 504 - Some Aspects of French Classicism
(The content of the course to be left to Dr.Ashton)
3 units. * 1259
October 23, 1946.
9 In accordance with the resolution of Senate the
following courses in Slavonic Studies have been agreed
upon beginning with the present Session:
Russian 90 - Beginners' Russian - 3 units.
Slavonic Studies 310 - The Culture
> of the Slavonic Peoples"      ~3 units.
Dean Buchanan)
' Mr. Gage    ) That these changes in courses and
new courses effective in the present session be approved.
■■» Carried
Faculty of Applied Science
'' At a meeting held on October 10th, 1946, the follow
ing changes in courses were approved and recommended to
Senate:
t
(a) That, beginning with the present Session, Mathematics 304 be substituted for Mathematics 303 in
the course in Engineering Physics.
3
(b) That the following Graduate Courses in Mechanical
A Engineering be introduced to be given in alternate
, ^ years, beginning with M.E. 56l in the present
Session:
M.E. 56I - Advanced Applied Mechanics.
This course deals with the various problems of
stress analysis of interest to machine designers.
V The behaviour of actual material in machines will
also be considered \vith emphasis being placed on
plasticity and creep effects, fatigue or endurance
f properties, and impact and dynamic effects.
The laboratory period is utilized for problems
and computations, and experimental methods of
stress analysis.
Textbook:  Timoshenko - "Strength of Materials",
Part I and II - Van Nostrand.
Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week. - 3 units.
Given in 194 6-4 7 and alternate years.  Mr.Richmond.
* M.E.565 - Mechanical Vibrations
This course will continue the study of mechanical
- vibrations started in M.E. 465, and will consider
i the vibration of elastic bodies, engine dynamics
and torsional vibrations, self excited vibrations,
\ g^ vibration of non-linear systems and other subjects
W of interest in machine design.
J 1260
t /
October 23, 1946.
The laboratory' period is utilized for problems
and computations, and methods of vibration
measurement.
Textbook:  Don Hartog - "Mechanical Vibrations"
McGraw Hill.
Two one-hour lecture periods and one three-hour
laboratory period per week. - 3 units
Given in 1947-48 and alternate years. Mr.Richmond.
In accordance with action by Senate and Board of
Governors the following courses have been provided in
the Department of Architecture beginning with the present
Session:
Architecture 150 - Principles of Architecture -
2 units.
Architecture 152 - Architectural Drawing - 2 units.
It has been decided, subject to approval by Senate,
that the requirements for admission to the First Year of
the course in Architecture should be the same as for the
Engineering Courses in Applied Science and that the
First Year of the course in Architecture should be the
same as in Engineering except that Architecture 150 and
152 should replace C.E.150 and M.E.152.
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Forward   ) That these changes and additions
to courses effective in the present session be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Agriculture
At a meeting held on October 12th, 1946, the following new course was approved and recommended to Senate:
Animal Husbandry 316 - Fundamentals of Fur Farming.
The development of fur farming in Canada together
with the origin and improvement under domestication
of the various species of animals suitable for fur
production.  Selection of ranch sites, suitable
lay-outs, buildings and equipment.  Fur farm
management practices including:
(a) Breeding, rearing of young, feeding, priming
and pelting.
(b) Sanitation and hygiene; diseases and parasites:
control and prevention.
> ' 1261
October 23, 1946.
Two lectures and one laboratory per week - 3 units,
Dr. C.E. Phillips.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Harris  ) That this new course be approved
and be effective in the present
Session.
Carried
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Mr. Gage, Chairman of the Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries, presented a report on
the awards for the year ending October, 1946.
Mr. Gage  )
Dean Curtis) That this report be accepted.
Carried
Mr. Gage presented the report of the Scholarships
Committee on the Special bursaries awarded in September,
1946.
Mr. Gage  )
Dean Curtis) That this report be accepted.
Carried
Mr. Gage also presented the report of the Scholarship
Committee on the Dominion-Provincial Youth Training Bursaries and Provincial Loan Fund.
Mr. Gage   )
Dean Curtis) That this report be accepted.
Carried
Mr. Gage announced that the following further postponements in connection with scholarship awards had been
recommended by the Committee on Prizes and Scholarships
and authorized by the Faculty concerned:
Faculty of Arts and Science
1. Kenneth G. Booth (Lefevre Scholarship, 1941-42) - *
1262
October 23, 1946.
that postponement be granted for one more year
only.  Mr. Booth, who enlisted in 1942, has never
requested postponement and his address is unknown.
2. Aubrey Tanner (anonymous bursary for special proficiency] - That postponement for one year be granted.
The donor had approved the request that the funds
be conserved towards heavier expenses at medical
school next year.
Faculty of Applied Science
George C. 3est (B.C. Electric Railway Company Research
Scholarship, 1945) - that Mr. Best be asked to give a
definite answer as to whether or not he intends to
return; if so, that the scholarship be held for him
for one more year only; otherwise, the donors be asked
to donate the sum for special equipment.
For the information of Senate Mr. Gage read the
following announcement regarding scholarships that had been
relinquished:
Faculty of Arts and Science
Joan A. Richards - has relinquished the Lefevre Scholarship awarded in May, 1946, as she is not returning
to the University.  No recommendation of another
recipient has been made by the Department.
Faculty of Applied Science
David Rose - relinquished the B.C. Electric Scholarship for Electrical Engineering as he is not
proceeding v/ith that course.
The award goes to the next highest candidate -
Donald J. Evans.
New Awards and Changes
Mr. Gage, Chairman, presented the recommendation of
the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and
Bursaries that the offer of the British Columbia Sugar
Refining Company Limited Scholarships be accepted on the
following terms of award: 1263
October 23, 1946.
The British Columbia Sugar Refining
Company Limited Scholarships
Scholarships to the total of $2,500.00, the
gift of the British Columbia Sugar Refining Company Limited, are available annually for students
in Agriculture, Bacteriology, Botany and Biology,
Chemistry, Fisheries, Home Economics, and Zoology.
Awards are open to graduate students, or undergraduates entering the final year of their course.
Winners of these awards will be selected by the
Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships,
and Bursaries from recommendations submitted by
the Departments concerned.  Selection will be made
on the basis of scholastic standing and promise
of ability in research.
Mr. Gage  )
Mr. Forward) That these scholarships be accepted
and a letter of thanks sent to
the donor.
Carried
In accordance with the wishes of the donor the inclusion of the following clause was recommended in the terms
of the W. D. Shaffer Bursary:  "That the award may be made
to a student in any year in any Faculty if there is no
qualified applicant in the Teacher Training Course".
Mr. Gage   )
Dean Curtis) That this amendment be approved.
Carried
Mr. Gage presented the recommendation of the Joint
Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
that the offer of the Toronto General Trusts Corporation
to present a prize to the Faculty of Law be accepted on the
following terms of award:
The Toronto General Trusts Corporation Prize
Through the generosity of the Toronto General
Trusts Corporation, a prize of $30, to be used in >
1264
October 23, 1946.
the purchase of Law books, will be available for
students in the Faculty of Law.  This prize will
be awarded to the student who, in the final examinations, obtains highest standing in the subject of
Wills.
Mr. Gage  )
Dean Curtis) That this prize be accepted on the
above terms of award.
Carried
Mr. Gage, on behalf of the Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries recommended the acceptance of the offer of Mr. H. H. McDougall to provide a bursary of $1000.00 to assist a worthy student to continue his
course, the selection to be made by the Scholarship
Committee.  Mr. McDougall requested that no newspaper publicity be given this gift.
Mr.   Gage )
Dean Finlayson)  That this bursary  be accepted and
a letter of thanks  sent to the
donor and that the  donor's wishes
regarding no publicity be
respected.
Carried
On behalf of the members of Senate the President
expressed deep appreciation of the work done by the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries.  Senate
passed a unanimous vote of thanks.
Reports of Committees
Library Committee
A letter was received from Professor T. Iarsen,
Chairman, presenting the seventeenth report of the
Library Committee to Senate, covering the period from
April 1st, 1945, to August 31st, 1946. 1265
October 23, 1946.
Mr. A.E. Lord)
Mr. McDougall) That the report of the Library
Committee be received and laid
on the table.
Carried
Honorary Degrees
Dr. Sedgewick, Chairman, presented a recommendation
of the Committee on Honorary Degrees that the Degree of
D.Sc. be conferred on Dr. Wilder Penfield who has been
invited to give the Congregation Address at the Autumn
Congregation.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Ewing   ) That this recommendation be
approved.
Carried
Dr. Sedgewick   )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That the President be authorized to write the Honourable John
Hart to ascertain whether he
would accept the Honorary Degree of LL.D. at some future
Congregation convenient to him.
Carried
Memorial Minutes
The following tribute to the memory of Mr. John
Williams Spencer who died on June 18th, 1946, was read by
Dr. Sedgewick, Chairman of the Committee on Memorial
Minutes:
"The Senate expresses its sense of loss in regretfully recording the death of a valued member of its
body, Mr. John Williams Spencer of Victoria - a man
of beneficent public spirit and a warmly sympathetic
supporter of University interests." >
>
1266
October 23, 1946.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Todd    ) That this minute be approved and
a copy sent to Mrs. Spencer.
Carried
Correspondence
A letter was received from Professor A. Lighthall
expressing appreciation of his appointment as Emeritus
Professor.
An acknowledgement of Senate's decision to discontinue
courses offered through the Canadian Legion Educational
Services was received from that organization together with
an expression of appreciation of the correspondence courses
and facilities offered the armed services by the University
during the* war.
A letter was received from the Superintendent of
Education regarding the distribution of University jmtrance
and Senior Matriculation Scholarships with the recommendation that the Province of British Columbia be re-zoned to
allow a more equitable allocation of scholarships.
Mr.   MacCorkindale)
Mr.   Gage )   That  the   report be approved.
Carried
A recommendation was received from the Faculty of Arts
and Science that Dr. E. W. Du Vail be made a member of that
Faculty during the period of his appointment as Lecturer in
Sociology, replacing Dr. Topping on leave of absence.
Dr. Todd)
Dr. Sage) That the recommendation of the Faculty
be approved.
Carried 1267
October 23, 1946.
Mr. A.E. Lord)
Dr. Sedgewick) That the Statute of Senate regarding membership in the
Faculties be referred to the
Faculties for reconsideration
and recommendation.
Carried
In view of certain problems which had arisen concerning fraternity residences, the President suggested that a
committee be formed to deal with problems in connection
with Fraternities and Sororities.
Mr. Sedgewick)
Mr. Gage    ) That the President be empowered
to form a committee to deal with
Fraternity and Sorority relations
with the University.
Carried
Dean Finlayson brought forward for discussion various
criticisms levelled at the University concerning the number
of new courses and departments being established during the
present period of increased enrolment.  The matter was discussed at some length but no action taken.
Dr.   Warren)
Dr.   Sage     )  That Senate  express to the
Librarian and the Library staff
its appreciation of the  splendid
manner in which they have  carried
on under present difficult
conditions.
Carried
The meeting adjourned.
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