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 Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2515
The third regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for the Session 1957-58 was
held on Wednesday, February 12th, 1958, at 8:00 p.m., in
the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present: Acting-President G. C Andrew (in the
Chair), Dean G. S. Allen, Mrs. H. F. Angus, Mr. C B. Bourne,
Mr. J. M. Buchanan, Dr. J.J.R. Campbell, Very Rev. H. Carr,
Mr. A.W.R. Carrothers, Dean S.N.F. Chant, Miss Mollie
Cottingham, Dr. I. McT. Cowan, Mr. L.G.R. Crouch, Dean
G. F. Curtis, Mr. G. D. Darling, Dean B. A. Eagles, Miss
M. M. Fallis, Dr. J. G. Foulks, Dr. S. M. Friedman, Dean
W. H. Gage, Mr. B. C. Gillie, Mr. H. C Gilliland, Mr. C. C.
Gourlay, Dean H. C Gunning, Dr. W, H. Hickman, Dr. R. D.
James, Dr. F. H. Johnson, Dr. J.E.A. Kania, Mr. J. S. Keate,
Mr. F. M. Knapp, Col. H. T. Logan, Dr. M. F. McGregor, Dean
E. D. MacPhee, Dean A. W. Matthews, Dean M. D. Mawdsley, Mr.
F. A. Morrison, Mr. N. T. Nemetz, Dr. F. Noakes, Dean J. W.
Patterson, Mrs. L. E. Ranta, Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. B. Savery,
Dean N. V. Scarfe, Dean G. M. Shrum,Dean F. H.Soward, Rev.
H. F. Woodhouse, Dr. C.A.H. Wright, Dr. S. H. Zbarsky, Dr.
J. K. Friesen and Mr. N. Harlow.
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from President N.A.M. MacKenzie, Mr.
K. P. Caple, Mr. J. V. Clyne, Mr. L. J. Ladner, Dr. F. P.
Patterson, Mr. P. J. Sharp, Dr. R. F. Sharp, Rev. W. S.
Taylor, Dr. H. V. Warren, Mr. A. A. Webster and Mr. L.G.J.
Wong. Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2516
Minutes of the Meeting of
December llth. 1957
Dr. Kania )
Dean Curtis) That the minutes of the second regular
meeting of Senate for the Session 1957-58,
held on December llth, 1957, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
Minutes of the Special Meeting
of January 21st. 1958
Dean Soward )
Dean MacPhee) That the minutes of the special meeting
of Senate with regard to Honorary Degrees,
held on January 21st, 1958, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
Statement of Appreciation
for the Service of
Miss D. Jefferd
The Secretary read the following statement of
appreciation for the service rendered by Miss D. Jefferd to
the Library, prepared by Dr. Hickman in accordance with the
wish of Senate at its previous meeting:
The members of the Senate of the University
of British Columbia, hearing the tributes that have
been accorded Miss Dorothy Jefferd at the time of
her retirement, wish to express their sincere
appreciation of her lifetime of excellent service
to the University Library. Miss Jefferd joined the
Library staff in January, 1915, before the Library
had any books and, indeed, before the opening of
the University. She herself unpacked and catalogued
the first shipment of books to arrive on the campus,
and from then until her retirement in 1954 she
either catalogued or supervised the cataloguing
of every volume in the University collections. After
retirement as Head of the Catalogue Division she
continued in the department as a senior librarian
until July, 1957, completing in all over forty-two
years of service.
Dorothy Jefferd»s record of accomplishment has
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spanned the whole history of the University Library.
She has seen it develop, and in no small measure
helped it develop, from a "box of books" into a
great academic institution. Her skill and devotion
have made an important contribution to the growth
of the University.
The members of the Senate, in thanking Miss
Jefferd for all that she did for this University,
wish her good health and happiness during many
years of retirement.
Dr. Hickman)
Mr. Gillie ) That the foregoing statement of
appreciation be spread on the minutes
of Senate, and a copy sent to Miss
Jefferd.
Carried.
Notice of Appointment
of Committees
For information of the members of Senate, the
Secretary read the names of appointees to committees
constituted by the Chairman, as requested at the previous
meeting of Senate:
COMMITTEE ON POSSIBLE AFFILIATION
OF BAPTIST COLLEGES
Dean E. D. MacPhee (Chairman)
Miss M. M. Fallis
Dr. M. F. McGregor
Dr. R. F. Sharp
Rev. W. S. Taylor
COMMITTEE ON PROPOSED DIVISION OF
DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND
PSYCHOLOGY
Dean S. N.F. Chant (Chairman)
Dr. B. Savery
Dean N. V. Scarfe
Mr. C C Gourlay
Dean G. F. Curtis Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2518
COMMITTEE ON METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Dean S. N. F. Chant (Chairman)
Dr. S. A. Jennings (Co-Chairman and Secretary)
Dean W. H. Gage
Mrs. H. F. Angus
Mr. A. A. Webster
Dean H. C. Gunning
Dr. R. D. James
Dean G. C. Andrew
Dr. M. F. McGregor
with power to add.
COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
STATISTICAL REPORT
Dean S. N. F. Chant (Chairman)
Dean W. H. Gage
Dr. S. A. Jennings
COMMITTEE ON LETTER RE CONTENTS OF
PROPOSED ADDITIONS TO CURRICULUM
IN THE FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Dean W.H. Gage (Chairman)
Dean G. F. Curtis
Mr. J. Deutsch
Dr. I. McT. Cowan.
From the Board of Governors
New Awards and Changes
in Awards. Accepted Subject
to Approval of Senate
Notice was received that the Board ofGovernors,
at its meetings on December 30th, 1957 and January 27th,
1958, had approved the following new awards and changes in
awards, subject to approval of Senate:
Attending Medical Staff, British Columbia Cancer
Institute, Bursaries
The Borden Company, Limited, Prize in Paediatrics
The B-Wys Scholarships in Physical Education
Mead Johnson of Canada Ltd. Prize in Paediatrics Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2519
The Price Waterhouse and Co. Service Award
British Columbia Psychological Association Bursary -
increase in value for 1958-59
Kiwassa Club of New Westminster Scholarship -
increase in value for 1958-59
Kerrisdale Chapter I.O.D.E. Bursary - increase in
value for 1958-59
Sir Anthony Eden I.O.D.E. Bursary - increase in
value for 1958-59
University Nurses' Club Scholarship - increase in value
Chris Spencer Foundation Special Scholarships -
increase in value
Chris Spencer Foundation and University Scholarships
for University Entrance - increase in value
Ayerst, McKenna and Harrison Limited Scholarship -
change in terms
Engineering Institute of Canada Prize - increase in
value
fhe Canadian Industries Limited Fellowship - increase
in value
The Timber Preservers Limited Prizes - increase in
value for 1958-59
The Valcartier Camp Chapter, I.O.D.E., Bursary -
increase in value for 1958-59.
It was noted that details would be presented by
Dean Gage in the report of the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries.
New Loan Funds and Changes
in Loan Funds
For information of Senate, the Board reported
approval of the following new loan funds and changes in
loan funds: Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2520
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Woodward's Foundation Medical
Students Fund
Walter D. Frith Student Aid Fund - further donation
University Student Assistance Fund - change in terms
British Columbia Tuberculosis Society Christmas Seal
Bursary Fund - balance consolidated with Christmas
Seal Medical Student Loan Fund.
From the Joint Board of the
College of Education
At the request of the Chairman, Mr. Parnall
summarized the function and activities of the Joint Board
of the College of Education, since its inception in 1955.
From the Faculties and Schools
Calendar Changes for 1958-59
Proposed Calendar changes in all Faculties for
the Session 1958-59 had been circulated in mimeographed form.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Dean Gage drew attention first to the new programmes
proposed in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Dean Gage )
Dean Shrum) That Senate approve the offering of a
Ph.D. degree in English in the Faculty
of Graduate Studies.
Carried.
Dean Gage )
Dean Shrum) That Senate approve the offering of a
Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering in
the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Carried.
Dean Gage )
Dean Shrum) That Senate approve in principle the
offering of the degree of Master of
Physical Education in the Faculty of Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2521
Graduate Studies, details of the programme
to be submitted to Senate for consideration
at a later meeting.
Carried.
Changes in courses recommended by the Faculty
were as follows:
Mathematics 518 (2) - expanded to two courses:
Mathematics 518 (2) - Probability
Mathematics 519 (2) - Statistics
Education 531 - discontinued
Physics 532 (l) - expanded to Physics 532 (2) - Geophysics
Civil Engineering 556 (2) - expanded to C.E. 556 (3) -
Inelastic Bending and Limit Design
Biochemistry 500 (2) and Dairying 501 (3) - to be combined
into one 3-unit course, presented jointly by the two
Departments, entitled Topics in Intermediary Metabolism -
course number to be reported by Dean Gage in due course
Botany 514, 519 - discontinued
Zoology - programme revised in an effort to eliminate
overlap of course work and duplication of effort.
Graduate courses assigned the following numbers, with
unit value and description as submitted: 500, 501,
502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 510, 511, 512, 515,
516, 517, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 530, 531, 532,
549, 649.
The following new courses were recommended:
Mathematics 524 (2) - Operational Calculus
Mathematics 525 (2) - Celestial Mechanics
Chemistry 525 (1) - Crystal Structure
Chemistry 544 (1) - Chemistry of Polysaccharides
Geography 504 (if) - Problems in Settlement Geography
Physics 533 (2) - Isotope Geology
Physics 541 (1) - Geomagnetism
Physics 542 (1) - Seminar in Modern Aspects of Geophysics
Electrical Engineering 571 (1) - Electrical Engineering
Seminar
Civil Engineering 560 (2) - Geodesy
English 501 (3) - Bibliography and Methods
English 649 - Ph.D. Thesis
Romance Studies - selection from the following to be made
from year to year as required - courses principally in
French (unit value and description as submitted): 500,
505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515,
516 (Italian), 517 (Spanish), 518, 520, 521, 649
Zoology 508 (2) - Comparative Endocrinology (not offered
in 1958-59).
Dean Gage commented also on minor editorial
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changes recommended, and the transfer of Master's work in
Physiology from the M.A. to the M.Sc. programme.
Dean Gage )
Dean Shrum) That the changes recommended in graduate
programmes and Calendar material for the
Faculty of Graduate Studies for the
Session 1958-59 be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Arts and Science
Changes in undergraduate courses in the Arts and
Science section of the Calendar material were recommended
as follows:
Courses Discontinued
Biology 501 (3) - Intermediary Metabolism and Biological
Oxidations
Chemistry 411 (1) - History of Chemistry
Chemistry 420 (2) - Demonstration Techniques
Drama and Speech - replaced by entry under Theatre
Economics 305 (3) - Economic History of the United States
History 417 (3) - Economic History of Western Europe
since 1500
Physics 203 (3) - Intermediate General Physics
Physics 303 (3) - Elementary Modern Physics
Political Science 440 (3)- Honours Seminar
Courses Renumbered or Revised
Chemistry 101 - divided into groups, 101 and 102
Biology 304 - transferred to Zoology as Zoology 303
Botany 500 - changed to a 400 course
Economics 300 - renumbered Economics 308
Economics 301 - replaced by new course 300 (3) -
Intermediate Economic Analysis
Economics 302 - replaced by new course 400 (3) -
Advanced Economic Analysis
English 421 - transferred to Theatre as Theatre 200
English 422 - transferred to Theatre as Theatre 300
History 210 - transferred to Religious Studies as
Religious Studies 210
History 305, 316, 428 - titles changed
Mathematics 101 - divided into two groups, 101 and 120
Mathematics 202 - divided into two groups, 202 and 220
Mathematics 303 - replaced by Mathematics 203
Mathematics 441 - title changed
Physics 100 and 101 - amalgamated into Physics 101
A Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2523
Political Science 200, 310, 330, 400, 420, 435 -
renumbered 201, 302, 300, 401, 404, 403 respectively
Psychology 203, 302 - renumbered 315, 204 respectively
Religious Studies - numbers assigned to courses approved
in 1957: 300 - Great Religions of the World; 305 -
Patristic Literature
Zoology - general reorganization of courses, reducing
undergraduate courses from 66 to 52 units to balance
increase in graduate courses from 34 to 50 units.
New Courses
Asian Studies 201 (3) - Intermediate Chinese
Asian Studies 300 (3) - Modern Japanese Prose
Asian Studies 440 (3) - Honours Seminar
Asian Studies 449 (3) - Graduating Essay in Honours
Chemistry 203 (2) - Organic Chemistry
Chemistry 303 (l) - Theoretical Organic Chemistry
Economics 408 (3) - Economics of Natural Resources
English 300 (3) - English Composition (for credit in
Education)
Fine Arts 404 (3) - Essay (for credit in Education)
Fine Arts 406 (3) - History and Criticism of Art
Fine Arts 413 (3) - Ceramics and Modelling III (for
credit in Education)
Fine Arts 415 (3) - Design III (for credit in Education)
Fine Arts 417 (3) - Graphic Arts III (for credit in
Education)
Italian 200 (3) - Second Year Italian
(2) - Algebra and Geometry
(3) - Topics in Analysis
- Intermediate Physics
- Recent Developments in Physics (for
credit in Education)
Political Science 400 (3) - Modern Political Theory
Theatre 400 (3) - Play Direction and Staging
Theatre 410 (3) - Forms of Theatre (alternate years)
Zoology 302, 401, 414 - composed of subject matter
largely withdrawn from present courses.
Religious Studies 200 (3) - The Legacy of the Old Testament
The Senate appointed Dean Gage (Chairman), Dr.
James, Dr. McDowell, Dean Shrum and Dean Gunning a subcommittee to consider the unit value of Chemistry 203 in
relation to the hours required for lectures and laboratory,
in comparison with other courses in Chemistry and courses
in other Departments.  The sub-committee was empowered
Mathematics 221
Mathematics 412
Physics 201 (2)
Physics 430 (3)
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to reach agreement on this question for 1958-59,and to
report back to Senate at the next meeting.
Schools within the Faculty
of Arts and Science
Changes recommended in Calendar material for the
School of Home Economics were largely necessitated by long-
term modifications introduced in 1957-58.  These included
changes in unit values and in course descriptions, and the
re-introduction of Home Economics 102 and 304.
Calendar changes for the School of Physical
Education were of a minor nature.
In the School of Social Work, courses 503 and 504
were each changed from l£ to 3 units, with change of title,
and courses 513, 518 and 580 were discontinued.
Dean Gage was asked to verify the unit value of
Zoology 401 (indicated as 2 units), and to take up with the
School of Home Economics the question of whether Zoology 303
was essential or merely "desirable" as prerequisite to
Home Economics 310.
Dean Gage )
Dean Chant) That, subject to the above qualifications,
the Calendar material for the Faculty of
Arts and Science for the Session 1958-59
be approved as presented.
Carried.
Faculty of Applied Science
Changes recommended in Calendar material for
Applied Science included revisions in course descriptions
and in requirements for certain options, and addition and Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2525
deletion of courses as listed:
Courses Discontinued
Chemical Engineering 560
Civil Engineering 475
Electrical Engineering 365
Metallurgy 355, 472, 478, 552, 573, 578
Mining 351
New Courses
Chemical Engineering 699 - Thesis  for Ph.D. degree
Economics 450 - Economics
Electrical Engineering 371 - Engineering Electrodynamics
"        "      373 - Experimental Laboratory I
* "      471 - Energy Conversion
* "      473 - Experimental Laboratory II
* "      571 - Electrical Engineering
Seminar
Mechanical Engineering 357 - Production Methods
Metallurgy 353 - Metallurgical Calculations I
"     376 - Physical Metallurgy
"     377 - Physical Metallurgy Laboratory I
* 477 - Physical Metallurgy Laboratory II.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Gunning) That the Calendar material for the
Faculty of Applied Science for the
Session 1958-59 be approved as
presented.
Carried.
School of Architecture
Calendar changes recommended for the School of
Architecture were of a minor nature.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Gunning) That the changes in Calendar material
for the School of Architecture for the
Session 1958-59 be approved as listed.
Carried.
School of Nursing
The one minor change recommended in Calendar
material for the School of Nursing had been approved by
Senate at its meeting in May, 1957. Dean Gage commented Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2526
that changes in curriculum might be recommended later as a
result of discussions in progress with the Vancouver General
Hospital.
Faculty of Agriculture
Dean Gage mentioned that the Faculty of Agriculture
was recommending changes in its regulations with regard to
supplemental examinations, similar to regulations in effect
for the Faculty of Arts and Science.  The following revisions
in courses were recommended:
Animal Husbandry 406 - discontinued
Dairying 430 - renumbered Dairying 423
Dairying 432 - renumbered Dairying 430
Dairying 431 - discontinued
Poultry Science 301 - discontinued
Poultry Science 415 - expanded to two courses:
Poultry Science 414 - Hygiene
Poultry Science 415 - Poultry Diseases
Soil Science 212 - renumbered Soil Science 315
Soil Science 403 - renumbered Soil Science 313
Soil Science 405 - expanded to two courses:
Soil Science 305 - An Introduction to Laboratory
Methods for studying the Physical and Chemical
Properties of Soils
Soil Science 405 - Methods for studying the
Physical and Chemical Properties of Soils.
New Courses
Agricultural Economics 530 - Directed Studies
Soil Science 406 - Soil-Plant Relationships.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Eagles) That the Calendar material for the
Faculty of Agriculture for the Session
1958-59 be approved as recommended.
Carried.
Faculty of Law
Dean Gage stated that the Faculty of Law, in
common with other Faculties of Law across Canada, had been Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2527
considering entrance and admission requirements. The
Faculty recommended that students entering after successful
completion of part of the course leading to the degree of
Bachelor of Arts should be required to have completed the
first three years of this course, and either obtained an
average of not less than 65% in the regular sessional
examinations of the Third Year, or obtained an average of
not less than 60% in the combined results of the regular
sessional examinations of the Second and Third Years; this
change in admission requirements to become effective in
September, 1959.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Curtis) That the changes in Calendar material
for the Faculty of Law for the Session
1958-59 be approved as recommended.
Carried.
Faculty of Pharmacy
The recommended changes in Calendar material for
the Faculty of Pharmacy included a note that the Canadian
Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties had increased the
minimum standard to four years of academic study beyond
Senior Matriculation or First Year Arts and Science, and
had recommended that this programme be adopted by member
colleges not later than 1960.
The Faculty of Pharmacy was accordingly making
r
| provision for a four-year programme, for which a tentative
outline was circulated.  It was noted that this programme
would enable students to take additional non-science Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2528
electives. An optional First Year programme, effective
September, 1958, for students contemplating the four-year
programme, was recommended.
Dean Gage pointed out a change recommended in the
regulations with regard to supplemental examinations.
The Faculty of Pharmacy also recommended a change
in title and description of Pharmacy 473.
Dean Gage   )
Dean Matthews) That the Calendar material for the
Faculty of Pharmacy for the Session
1958-59 he approved as recommended.
Carried.
Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine recommended deletion of
English 200 from Pre-medical requirements (corresponding to
requirements for the Bachelor of Science) and changes in
the following courses:
Public Health 400 - discontinued
Social and Cultural Values 400, 425 and 450 -
discontinued
Medicine 427 - renumbered Medicine 452
Pathology 425 - renumbered Pathology 400
Public Health 426 - renumbered Public Health 401.
New courses recommended, under a listing "Interdepartmental Requirements", were:
400 - Clinical Session
425 - Projects
475 - Thesis.
The Faculty recommended that students in the First
Year not qualifying for supplemental examinations under
existing regulations, might be permitted to write supplemental examinations if their attendance record was Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2529
satisfactory, but in this case they would be required to
write such examinations in all the subjects of the First
Year.
Dean Gage    )
Dean Patterson) That the changes in Calendar material
for the Faculty of Medicine for the
Session 1958-59 be approved, as
recommended.
Carried.
Faculty of Forestry
Calendar changes recommended for the Faculty of
Forestry consisted of changes in title, or modifications in
options resulting from changes in previous years.
Dean Gage )
Dean Allen) That the Calendar material for the Faculty
of Forestry for the Session 1958-59 be
approved, as presented.
Carried.
College and Faculty
of Education
The Calendar material proposed for the College
and Faculty of Education included a statement of regulations
in regard to examinations and advancement, standing and
credit, and supplementals, to permit the printing of a
separate section of the Calendar for prospective students
in Education. Recommendations for curricula in new majors
were presented, and the following recommendations with
regard to changes in courses:
Education 531 - renumbered Education 331
Education 415 - change in title
Education 102 and 201 - combined. Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2530
New Courses
Mathematics 203 - compulsory for Second Year of
B. Ed. (Elementary Field) programme
English 300 - English Composition
Education 306 - Curriculum and Instruction in
School Health Education
Education 230 - Electricity in Industrial Arts
Education 252 - Draughting in the Industrial Arts
Education 454 - Pattern making and Foundry Practice
Education 455 - Small Boat Building
Education 456 - Advanced Carpentry
Education 457 - Industrial Arts Workshop
Education 409 - Special Problems in Home Economics
Education.
It was agreed that Dean Gunning should verify that
courses proposed in Industrial Arts would not duplicate
those at present offered by the Faculty of Applied Science.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Scarfe) That the Calendar material for the
College and Faculty of Education for the
Session 1958-59 be approved, as
recommended.
Carried.
A suggestion from Dr. Friedman that Senate should
try to establish uniformity in the maximum number of units
of vocational courses for which credit is allowed towards
a Bachelor's degree in the various Faculties, was referred
to the Committee to Organize the Work of Senate.
Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration
The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
recommended that the option in Hospital Administration, and
the course Commerce 594 in that option, be suspended; that
Commerce 458 be reduced from 3 to 2 units; and that a course
in Sales Management be re-instated as Commerce 462. Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2531
In the graduate programme, the Faculty recommended
that Commerce 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 576 and 577 be
re-valued from 1 to l£ units each, and that Commerce 561,
565, 566 (1 unit each) be replaced by Commerce 562 and
564 (1^ units each).
Dean Gage  )
Dean MacPhee) That the Calendar material for the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration for the Session 1958-59
be approved, as recommended.
Carried.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Soward) That, subject to review of the various
points indicated, the Calendar material
and the changes in Calendar for the
Session 1958-59 be approved, and that
the Chairman of the Calendar Committee
be authorized to make minor editorial
changes as necessary after consultation
with the Chairman of Senate, the
Registrar, and the Deans concerned.
Carried.
University Faculty Policies
on Student Withdrawals at
Christmas
For information of the Senate, Mr. Parnall read
the recommendations of the Committee on Christmas Examinations,
as approved by Senate in May, 1948.  The policy adopted at
that time of permitting students with unsatisfactory standing
to remain until the conclusion of the academic year, even
if they had been advised to discontinue, had been followed.
However, slow return of marks to the Registrar's office
after the examinations, and the greatly increased volume of
work in that office, delayed the compilation of student Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2532
results, so that in general information was not available
to the Deans in time for them to advise students effectively.
Mr. Parnail suggested that one remedy might be to
give examination results for the freshman class (the First
Year in all Faculties taking students direct from Junior or
Senior Matriculation) priority over those for all other
students.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Curtis) That the question of speeding the
processing of Christmas examination
results be referred to a small committee,
thence with recommendations of the
committee to the various Faculties, for
report and recommendations to Senate
in due course.
Carried.
It was agreed that this committee might also
consider a possible return to the policy of compulsory
withdrawal at Christmas for students with unsatisfactory
academic standing.
Reports of Committees
Prizes. Scholarships and
Bursaries
Postponement of Awards
Dean Gage reported that Miss Rosemary Kent-Barber,
holder of the Canadian Women's Press Club Scholarship for
1957-58, and Mr. John Frederick Davey, winner of the Ruskin
Chapter, I.O.D.E., Bursary for 1957-58, had withdrawn from
the University on account of illness.
Dean Gage )
Dean Chant) That the balance of these two awards be
made available to the respective winners Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2533
if they are able to resume their studies
in the Autumn of 1958.
Carried.
Changes in Awards
Dean Gage recommended approval of the following
changes in title or terms of award:
The Ayerst. McKenna and Harrison Limited
Prize (formerly The Ayerst. McKenna and
Harrison Limited Scholarship)
A prize of $200.00, the gift of Ayerst, McKenna and
Harrison Limited (Montreal), will be awarded to the
student in the Final Year of the medical course
obtaining highest standing in the combined subjects
of obstetrics and gynaecology.
The British Columbia Parent-Teacher
Federation Scholarship (formerly The
British Columbia Parent-Teacher
Federation Prize)
A scholarship of $100.00 will be given to the
highest ranking student proceeding to the Faculty
and College of Education from the Fourth Year of
the School of Home Economics at this University.
This scholarship will be awarded after the student
has registered in the Faculty and College of
Education.
The M. M. Weaver Prizes in the History
of Medicine  (formerly The M. M. Weaver
Prizes in the Humanities)
A prize or prizes to the total of approximately
$75.00, donated annually by Dr. M. M. Weaver,
first Dean of Medicine at this University, will
be awarded to the student or students who submit
the best essays on some topic in the History of
Medicine.  It is the desire of the donor that
the prizes be used by the winners for purchase
of books, selected in consultation with the
i/j instructors of the courses.
The balance in The British Columbia Tuberculosis
Society Christmas Seal Bursary Fund is to be
transferred to The Christmas Seal Medical Student
Loan Fund. Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2534
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp) That changes in title and/or terms of
award be approved, as recommended.
Carried.
New Awards and Increases
Acceptance of the following new awards and increases
in awards was recommended, under the terms indicated:
Attending Medical Staff. British Columbia
Cancer Institute Bursaries
Through a gift from the Attending Medical Staff of
the British Columbia Cancer Institute, bursaries to
the total of $1,000.00 were offered in the academic
year 1957-58 to worthy and deserving students in
the Faculty of Medicine.  In order that other students
may be assisted in the future, those receiving
awards were asked to assume a moral obligation to
reimburse the fund, if and when circumstances permit,
on completion of their medical training.
The Borden Company. Limited. Prize
in Paediatrics
A prize of $100.00, the gift of the Borden Company
Limited (Toronto), is offered annually in the
Faculty of Medicine.  It will be awarded annually
to the student in the Third Year obtaining the
highest standing in Paediatrics.
Mead Johnson of Canada Ltd. Prize
in Paediatrics
A prize of $50.00, the gift of Mead Johnson of
Canada Ltd., is offered annually in the Faculty
of Medicine.  It will he awarded to the student
in the Fourth Year obtaining highest standing
in Paediatrics.
The B-Wys Scholarships in Physical
Education
Two scholarships of $300.00 each, the gift of the
B-Wys Sales Company, were awarded in the Session
1957-58 to students in the undergraduate course
leading to the degree of B.P.E.  The awards were
made to students whose achievements were the most
outstanding.  It is the hope of the donor and the
University that students who benefited from this Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2535
award will reimburse the Fund after a year's
employment following graduation, so that the
Fund may be available in perpetuity for qualified
and deserving students.
The Price Waterhouse and Co. Service
Award
A service award will be offered annually by the
firm of Price Waterhouse and Co., Chartered
Accountants, to students intending to enter the
profession of Public Accounting. It will be open,
in competition, to students completing the Third
Year of* Commerce and proceeding to the Fourth
Year.  To be eligible for this award applicants
must qualify in respect of academic standing,
ability, aptitude and personality, and consider
possible employment with the firm on graduation.
By the terms of the award, the winner will be
granted his tuition fees for his Fourth Year and
guaranteed employment with the firm during the
summer period.
Summer Session Scholarships in Personal
and Business Finance
A grant for three years, the gift of the Canadian
Life Insurance Officers Association and the
Canadian Bankers Association, has been made to the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration to
assist teachers from the Prairie Provinces to
participate in the Summer Session Course in Personal
and Business Finance.  In 1958, five awards will
be offered for Alberta in the amount of $150.00
each, five for Saskatchewan of $200.00 each, and
five in Manitoba of $250.00 each.  In each Province
one award will be made to an official of the
Department of Education (nominated by the Deputy
Minister), one to a secondary school administrator
(nominated by the Deputy Minister), one to a faculty
member of the College of Education (nominated by
the Dean), and two to practising secondary teachers
(selected by the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration of the University of British Columbia).
The University Rod and Gun Club Prize
To stimulate interest in the field of wild life
management, the University Rod and Gun Club
offered a prize of $75.00 in the Session 1957-58
to students in First and Second Year Zoology.
The winner was selected by the Department of
Zoology on the basis of promise in the field.
A Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2536
Hon. W. C. Woodward University Memorial
Scholarships
Two scholarships, each of the value of $500.00 and
renewable annually in the same amount at the
beginning of each undergraduate year (up to a
maximum of five payments in all) are offered in
competition to sons, daughters, and legal dependents
of full-time employees, of retired employees, and
of deceased employees (who died while in the service
of the Company) of Woodward Stores. These scholarships are open to applicants beginning University
attendance for the first time and entering the
University of British Columbia (or Victoria College)
from Grade XII or XIII of secondary school(or from
any other source, provided they are qualified for
admission). Applicants must be proceeding, in any
faculty, to a full course leading to a degree.
Candidates, who must apply not later than May 30th
on special forms obtainable from the Personnel
Department of any Woodward store, will be considered
on the basis of (a) academic standing; (b) activity
and interest in youth programmes and organizations
(within the school and community); and (c) personal
qualities, character, and demonstration, during
attendance at school, of citizenship, leadership,
and service.  Renewals are subject to maintenance
of satisfactory standing, progress, and conduct.
The British Columbia Centennial Year
Scholarship
This scholarship of $1,000.00 was offered by the
Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, Provincial
Chapter, to commemorate British Columbia's Centennial
Year. Awarded in April, 1958, it was open in
competition to candidates who in September, 1958,
would be registered in the Final Year of the course
leading to the degree of B.Ed, or in the one-year
teacher training course for University graduates.
To be eligible, an applicant was required to give
an undertaking to teach for at least two years
in the elementary or secondary schools of the
Province. Preference was given to students planning
a permanent career in either of these teaching
fields.  The winner was selected on the basis of
academic standing, interest in and aptitude for
teaching, character and personal qualities, and
attainments of value in the teaching field. Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2537
The Dr. J. Meredith Graham Memorial
Prize
This prize of $50.00, given as a memorial to Dr.
J. Meredith Graham, will be awarded to the student
in the Second Year of the Faculty of Medicine who,
in the opinion of the Staff, has done the most
meritorious work on the project for that year.
The Oppenheimer Bros, and Company
Centennial Scholarship
Oppenheimer Bros, and Company (Food Brokers),
Vancouver, in memory of Milton B. Oppenheimer,
established a scholarship in 1958 to mark the
Centennial of the Company, which was founded in
Victoria and Yale, British Columbia, in 1858.
In the amount of $500.00 annually, this scholarship
is offered in competition to students in the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
who are continuing their studies in the Final
Year of the course leading to the degree of B.Com.,
in the field of marketing, or to graduates in
Commerce pursuing study and research toward a
higher degree in this field.  The winner will be
selected by the Faculty on the basis of academic
standing, aptitude and promise in the field of
marketing, and personal qualities and character.
The Upper Vancouver Island Medical
Society Bursary
A bursary of $250.00, the gift of the Upper
Vancouver Island Medical Society, is offered
annually to a student in the Faculty of Medicine.
The award will be made to a promising student
who needs financial assistance to begin or
continue his or her medical studies. Preference
will be given to a student from the Upper Island.
British Columbia Psychological Association
Bursary - increased from $50.00 to $75.00 for
the Session 1958-59.
The Engineering Institute of Canada Prize -
increased from $25.00 to $50.00.
The Kerrisdale Chapter. I.O.D.E.. Bursary -
increased from $75.00 to $100.00 for the
Session 1958-59.
The Kiwassa Club of New Westminster Scholarship -
increased from $150.00 to $200.00 for the
Session 1958-59. Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2538
The Sir Anthony Eden Chapter. I.O.D.E.. Bursary -
increased from $75.00 to $100.00 for the
Session 1958-59.
University Nurses' Club Scholarship - increased
from $50.00 to $75.00.
Chris Spencer Foundation Scholarships for University
Entrance - increased from $225.00 to $275.00 each,
matching the $50.00 increase in each of the University
Scholarships for University Entrance.
Chris Spencer Foundation Special Scholarships - each
increased from $400.00 to $500.00 per year.
Canadian Industries Limited Fellowship - increased
from $1,700.00 to $2,000.00; and the aceompanying
grant-in-aid from $300.00 to $400.00.
Valcartier Camp Chapter. I.O.D.E.. Bursary -
increased from $75.00 to $100.00 for the
Session 1958-59.
Timber Preservers Limited Prizes - increased from
$65.00, $45.00 and $25.00 to $75.00, $50.00 and
$30.00 respectively for the Session 1958-59.
California Standard Company
Scholarships - each (three) increased from
Undergraduate
$375.00 to $400.00 annually.
California Standard Company Graduate Fellowship -
increased from $750.00 to $1,000.00 annually,
with a grant-in-aid of $500.00.
The Heavy Construction Association of
bT C. Scholarships (replacing $250.00
scholarship)
Scholarships to the total of $950.00, gift of the
Heavy Construction Association of B. C, are open
annually to students proceeding from Second and
Third Year to the next year in Civil Engineering.
Of these awards, two scholarships of $250.00 each
will be awarded to students entering the Final Year
and two scholarships, one of $250.00 and the other
of $200.00, to students entering the Third Year.
Selection of the winners will be made on the basis
of academic standing, particularly in subjects
basic to heavy construction and highway engineering,
and upon ability, experience, and interest in these
fields.  Special consideration will be given to
those students whose summer essays are on topics
A Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2539
related to heavy construction or highway engineering.
Third Year students interested in being considered
for these awards should consult the Dean of
Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs before
March 31st and Second Year students before August 1st.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That these new awards and increases in
awards be accepted as recommended, and
that appropriate letters he sent to the
donors.
Carried.
For the information of Senate, Dean Gage reported
an anonymous donation of $500.00 to the Student Emergency
Aid Fund, a donation of $500.00 to the Walter D. Frith
Student Aid Fund, and the establishment of the Mr. and Mrs.
P. A. Woodward's Foundation Medical Students Fund.
Committee on English-
Language Problems of
Foreign Students
Mr. Parnall, as Chairman of the Joint Committee
on English-Language Problems of Foreign Students, amplified
the report of this committee which had been circulated at
the meeting. After detailed study of the report of the
previous (President's) Committee on English-Language Problems
of Foreign Students, the Joint Committee recommended that
the following sections of that report be accepted:
1. All foreign students and students who have not
matriculated from a high school where English is
the language of instruction shall report for
screening tests on the Friday preceding the week
of registration; students who fail so to report
may be denied admission to the University.
2. The Committee in charge of the Preparatory English
classes shall, upon reading the screening tests,
recommend as to the students' admission and to the Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2540
level and number of courses in which registration
should be permitted.
3. No foreign student shall be allowed to register before
he has taken the screening test.
4. A student for whom the Preparatory English course is
prescribed must attend classes in this subject
regularly if he wishes to continue with his University
course.
5. Where advisable, a student who has completed the
Preparatory English course shall be permitted to defer
regular courses in English for at least one year.
6. The bulletin of "Information for Prospective Students
From Other Countries" shall be revised to include the
regulations embodied in this report.
The Committee recommended that further study be given to
the following clauses:
1. That no application from a foreign student received
after May 1 shall be accepted for the academic year
beginning in the following September.
2. That all foreign students, before embarking for
Canada, shall be required to write an examination
in English Language.
3. That the admission of foreign students shall he based
on the results of this screening test.
In addition, the Joint Committee recommended the
following proposals:
1. That students, entering Canada on student visas, whose
language of instruction in secondary school was not
English, who are not proceeding to the study of English
Literature or to the study of subjects which in the
opinion of the Committee on Admissions, Standing and
Courses require as prerequisites English 100 and
English 200, be permitted to replace English 100 and
English 200 by approved courses that will demonstrate
competence in English as the language of instruction.
2. That the Department of English be not charged with the
responsibility of administering the "basic English"
courses specially designed for foreign students and
that this Senate Committee give continuing supervision
over such courses in the language of instruction for
foreign students.
J Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2541
It was noted that all recommendations of the
report applied only to undergraduate students.
Dean Gage )
Dean Chant) That Senate approve the report and
recommendations of the Joint Committee
on English-Language Problems of Foreign
Students.
Carried.
Committee on Possible
Affiliation of Baptist
Colleges
Dean MacPhee as Chairman reported that this
Committee was investigating the terms of affiliation of the
University's present theological colleges, and the status
granted by other universities to the Northwest Bible College
and institutions with which it is associated.
This was accepted as a progress report.
Committee on
School of Rehabilitation
A report of the Senate Committee on the Establishment of a School of Rehabilitation at the University of
British Columbia, dated February 7th, 1958, had been
circulated prior to the meeting. Dean Patterson stated
that the community was interested in the establishment of
such a school, and it was possible that funds would be
available, at least to cover the salary of the Director.
The Council of the Faculty of Medicine had endorsed the
report and recommendations of the Committee.
Dean Patterson)
Dean MacPhee  ) That the Senate approve, and recommend
to the Board of Governors, the establishment of a School of Rehabilitation Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2542
within the Faculty of Medicine at
the University of British Columbia.
Carried.
It was noted that the further recommendations of
the report, not of immediate concern to the Senate, were
that a Director be obtained for the School; and that
classes be started as soon as a suitable programme was worked
out, a qualified staff obtained, and adequate financing
assured.
Committee on University
Reports
For information of Senate, the Secretary read a
letter from the Committee on University Reports, approving
the size and appearance of the 1956-57 Annual Report of the
Librarian as an academic Report to an academic body, for
distribution also to other Librarians and those
professionally interested.
Summer Session Committee
Copies of the list of courses proposed for the
1958 Summer Session had been circulated at the meeting.  It
was noted that certain changes were contemplated in the
list, and would be presented to Senate in due course.
Dean Chant)
Dr. Cowan )  That the report of the Committee on
Summer Session be received.
Carried.
Committee to Organize the
Work of Senate
Dean Andrew stated that Mr. Clyne was prepared to Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2543
activate the Committee to Organize the Work of Senate.
Members of Senate were invited to submit to Mr. Parnall as
Secretary of the Committee any problems which they felt
should be considered.
Committee on Letter re Contents
of Proposed Additions to Curriculum
in the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration
On behalf of the Committee appointed at the last
regular meeting of Senate to consider the academic worthiness
of courses in estate management which the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration proposed to add to its
curriculum, Dean Gage as Chairman reported that the Committee
had held one meeting.  Since no new courses would be proposed
until Professor White had arrived on the campus and had an
opportunity to examine in detail courses now being offered
by the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration and
related Faculties and Departments, the Committee had no
recommendation at this time.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Curtis)  That this be received as a progress report.
Carried.
Committee on
Honorary Degrees
Dean Soward reported on progress of the Committee
on Honorary Degrees since the special meeting of Senate on
January 21st, in respect to invitations sent and accepted
for honorary degrees to be conferred during 1958.
Dr. J. E. Wallace Sterling, President of Stanford
University, would be able to accept an honorary degree at Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2544
the Spring Congregation. Mr. Franc Joubin had agreed to
deliver the Congregation Address on the day of graduations
in Applied Science.
The Committee presented two further recommendations
for honorary degrees, to be conferred on distinguished
graduates of the University: the first, probably at the
Autumn Congregation, for Dr. John H. Williams, now a
Professor at the University of Minnesota; the second, at
one of the Special Congregations in September, for Dean
W. H. Gage.
Dean Soward )
Dean MacPhee) That Senate approve the award of
appropriate honorary degrees, at suitable
Congregations in 1958, to Dr. John
Williams and Dean Gage.
Carried.
Advisory Committee
to Sopron Division
Dean Allen reported that this committee and a
sub-committee had been considering the degree to be awarded
to students graduating in the Sopron Division of the Faculty
of Forestry.  He stated that the usual European degree in
Forestry was that of Forest Engineer. After thorough
investigation of the curriculum, the Advisory Committee
accepted the sub-committee recommendations:
(a) That the degree of Bachelor of Science in Forestry
be granted to graduates of the Sopron Division of
the Faculty of Forestry;
(b) That the regular B.S.F. diploma be modified as follows
for the Sopron graduates:  "Sopron Division" to be
inserted after "Faculty of Forestry", and "(equivalent
to Okleveles erdomeVnok, - Graduate Forest Engineer, -
from Sopron University, Hungary)" inserted after Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2545
"Bachelor of Science in Forestry".
A sample of the modified diploma was circulated.
Dean Allen)
Mr. Knapp )  That the foregoing recommendations with
regard to the degree and diploma for
graduates of the Sopron Division of the
Faculty of Forestry be approved.
Carried.
Committee on
"Colours of Hoods
The Committee on Colours of Hoods recommended
that, for the graduates in the Sopron Division, the regular
Bachelor of Science in Forestry hood be modified by the
addition of white and red cords to the green cord of the
Forestry hood.  It was noted that the Hungarian flag is
green, red and white.
Col. Logan  )
Dean Mawdsley)  That the recommendation of the Committee
on Colours of Hoods with regard to the
hood for graduates of the Sopron
Division of the Faculty of Forestry
be approved.
Carried.
Committee on Department of
Philosophy and Psychology
The Secretary read a letter from the Committee
appointed to consider the separation of the Department of
Philosophy and Psychology into two departments, recommending
that such a separation be approved.
Dean Chant )
Dean Scarfe) That Senate recommend to the Board of
Governors that the Department of
Philosophy and Psychology be divided
into a Department of Philosophy and a
Department of Psychology.
Carried. Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2546
Report of the University Health
Service. 1956-57 (returned to
agenda)
Dr. Cowan)
Dean Gage) That the report of the University Health
Service for 1956-57 be received.
Carried.
Report of the Department of
University Extension. 1956-57
(returned to agenda)
Dean Gage  )
Dean MacPhee) That the report of the Department of
University Extension for 1956-57 be
received, and a letter of commendation
sent to the Director.
Carried.
Annual Congregation
The Chairman reminded the members of Senate that
the dates of the Annual Congregations were Tuesday, May 20th
and Wednesday, May 21st.
Victoria College Council
For the information of Senate, Dr. Hickman had
distributed copies of the Victoria College Summer Session,
1958, bulletin.
Correspondence
Dr. J. K. Friesen
The Chairman summarized a letter from Dr. Friesen
transmitting a suggestion of graduates in the Cariboo area
that consideration should be given to geographic
representation in Senate. Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2547
Dean Soward)
Dr, Sage  )  That this suggestion be referred to the
Committee to Organize the Work of Senate.
Carried.
Mrs. Helen Robertson
A letter of appreciation from Mrs. Helen Robertson
for the tribute recorded in Senate minutes to Mrs. Wesbrook,
was received and filed.
Re Teaching of Music
Letters from four MacMillan Clubs and the British
Columbia Parent-Teacher Federation, commending the University
for expanding its programme in Music, were received for
information.
Re School of Rehabilitation
A letter from the Teamsters' Joint Council No. 36
endorsed the request of the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism
Society that a School of Rehabilitation be established at
the University.
Other Business
Open House
The Chairman extended an invitation to members
of Senate to attend Open House on February 28th (evening)
and March 1st.
Mr. Frank Read
It was agreed that a letter of appreciation should
be sent to Mr. Frank Read for his fine work as coach of the Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2548
rowing crews.
Royal Commission on
Education
The Senate noted that Dean Chant had been appointed
Chairman of a Commission to inquire into, assess, and report
upon the provincial educational system to university level.
Conference on the Law
of the Sea
Congratulations were extended to Dean Curtis on
his appointment as a member of the Canadian delegation to
the Conference on the Law of the Sea, to be held in Geneva
during March and April, 1958.
British Columbia Atlas
of Resources
A review of the British Columbia Atlas of Resources,
from the January, 1958, issue of the Geographical Review,
had been circulated for information of Senate.
Death of Dr. Hennings
The Chairman reported the death on January 13th,
following a traffic accident, of Dr. A. E. Hennings,
Professor Emeritus of Physics.
Dean Soward)
Dean Gage  ) That a letter of sympathy be sent to
Dr. Hennings' daughter.
Carried.
University Act
The Chairman reported that an amendment to the
University Act, adding to the membership of Senate two Wednesday, February 12th, 1958 2549
Professors of the Faculty of Victoria College, elected by
the members of the Faculty, had passed first reading in the
Legislature.  This amendment had been approved in principle
by Senate in May, 1957.
Dr. Hickman was assured that Senate would welcome
appointees under this amendment in due course.
Faculty Honours
The Chairman reported, for information, honours
conferred on members of Faculty:  an Honorary Fellowship in
the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B. C. for Dean
MacPhee; Membership in the Geological Society of Finland
for Dr. H. V. Warren; Fellowship in the American Association
for the Advancement of Science for Mr. J. Biely; and appointment to the Medical Advisory Board of Muscular Dystrophy
Associations of America for Dr. W. C. Gibson.
Forum on the Humanities
and the Social Sciences
The Chairman invited the members of Senate to a
forum on the Humanities and Social Sciences, with the title
"What good is a B.A.?", to be held in the Georgia Auditorium
on Tuesday, March llth. As in the case of the Forum on
Science and Higher Education, this would be associated with
the University Development Fund.
The meeting adjourned at 11:00 p.m.
^-^Secretary.

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