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 Wednesday, February 13, 1963     3223
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columtoia for the Session 1962-63 was
held on Wednesday, February 13, 1963, at 8:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present: Acting-President S.N.F. Chant (in the
Chair), Mrs. H.F. Angus, Mr. W.M. Armstrong, Dr. J.C Berry,
Rev. J. Blewett, Mrs. T.R. Boggs, Mr. M. Collins, Dr. I.McT.
Cowan, Dean G.F. Curtis, Mr. A.P. Dawe, Dean B.A. Eagles,
Dr. G.R. Elliott, Dean W.H. Gage, Dr. W.C Gibson, Mr. C.C.
Gourlay, Mr. G.C. Hacker, Dr. W.H. Hickman, Mr. W. Ireland,
Dr. R.D. James, Dr. F.H. Johnson, Dr. J.E.A. Kania, Mr. J.S.
Keate, Dr. J.L. Keays, Mr. F.M. Knapp, Dean S.W. Leung,
Mr. S.L. Lipson, Mr. R. Loffmark, Dean H. McCrae, Dr. A.D.
McKenzie, Dr. H. McLennan, Dean E.D. MacPhee, Dean A.W.
Matthews, Mr. D.F. Miller, Mr. F.A. Morrison, Dean D.M.
Myers, Mr. N.T. Nemetz, Mr. E.P. Nicol, Mr. H.N. Parrott,
Dean G.N. Perry, Dr. A.J. Renney, Dr. W. Robbins, Mr. J.V.
Rogers, Dean N.V. Scarfe, Dean F.H. Soward, Rev. W.S. Taylor,
Mr. E.C.E. Todd, The Honourable Mr. Justice D.R. Verchere,
Dr. G.M. Volkoff, Dr. R.W. Wellwood, Dean T.G. Wright,
Dr. S.H. Ztoarsky, Dr. J.K. Friesen, Mr. J.F. McLean and
Dr. J. Ranz.
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from President J.B. Macdonald, Mr. F.L.
Burnham, Mr. K.P. Caple, Major H.C. Holmes, Mr. L.J. Ladner,
Dr. J.R. Mcintosh, Dr. W.N. Sage and Dr. R.F. Sharp. Wednesday, February 13, 1963     3224
Illness of the President
The Chairman expressed the regret of President
Macdonald that illness prevented his attendance at the
meeting.
Minutes of the Previous
Meeting
Dean Soward)
Dean Gage  ) That the minutes of the third
regular meeting of Senate for the
Session 1962-63, and of the special
meeting of Senate held January 30,
1963, having been circulated, be
taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
Recommendations from the
Senate Executive Committee
Recommendations of the Senate Executive Committee,
on which explanatory material had toeen circulated in advance,
were presented. Those arousing considerable discussion
were treated individually; the others were approved in a
composite motion.
Procedure on Recommending
New Courses
The Senate Executive Committee recommended
approval of the following procedure in connection with the
establishment of new courses and new programmes of study:
1. That Faculties toe asked to approve new courses
in March and April•
2. That courses approved toy the Faculties from the
academic standpoint toe presented for Senate
approval in May.
3. That the Deans include provision for the cost of
offering new courses in their toudget estimates
in September. Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3225
4. That the Board toe asked to approve these
estimates, including the provision of funds
for new courses.
5. That courses for which financial provision
has toeen made be included in the Calendar
material submitted to Senate in Decemtoer for
the next academic year.
Dean Gage stated that the otoject was to give other
Faculties an opportunity to consider changes which might
affect them, and to give the Deans and the President an
opportunity to include provision in the toudget estimates
for the cost of additional courses or new programmes.
Dean Gage  )
Mr. Gourlay) That the procedure in connection
with the establishment of new
courses and new programmes of study
be approved as recommended.
Carried.
Dean Gage and Dean Chant expressed the opinion
that there might be some latitude in giving effect to this
procedure where such was desirable from the academic
standpoint and where no extra costs to the University were
involved.
Employment After Age 65
The Senate Executive Committee recommended
approval of the following statement of policy on the
employment of Faculty and administrative staff after age 65,
as proposed toy the Committee of Deans:
1. That the retirement age should remain at 65.
2. That individual Faculty memtoers may be
re-appointed at the pleasure of the University.
3. That re-appointment should toe at a salary
(including pension and other benefits) appropriate
to the duties they will perform. Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3226
4. That each case should toe reviewed annually and
a terminal date set (this is to ensure that the
individual has time to make alternative plans).
5. That the individual should be eligible for Emeritus
status at the rank he had reached at the age of
65 and, if retained, he should also be appointed
a Lecturer.
The Executive Committee had also concurred in
the general agreement reached by the Committee of Deans
that no one should hold an academic administrative position
after age 65, save in exceptional circumstances, and then
only in an acting capacity (this regulation should apply to
the President as well as to other members of Faculty), and
that no distinction should be made between academic and
non-academic staff regarding retirement policy and age.
The principal changes from existing University
policy were the allowance of pension benefits for those
re-appointed after age 65, and the flexibility of salary.
Policy on Leave of
Absence
The statement on leave of absence policy, approved
in December, 1960, as a policy statement acceptable to the
Senate, had been given further study toy the Committee of
Deans.  It had also toeen submitted to the various Faculties
for consideration, and their comments had, in so far as
possible, toeen taken into account in preparing the final
document. The re-drafted version emphasized that the
primary purpose of granting leave of absence to memtoers of
Faculty was to enable them to enhance their quality as Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3227
scholars and as teachers. At the same time, memtoers of
Faculty share the responsibility for the efficient operation
of the University. Arrangements for leave should therefore
be consistent tooth with the freedom of the individual and
with the University responsibilities.
An applicant for study leave should normally have
completed at this University at least four years' continuous
full-time service, of which at least two must have been in
Faculty rank.  It was assumed that, on expiration of leave,
the applicant intended to return to his duties at this
University.
Dean Gage)
Dr. Cowan) That the revised statement of policy
on leave of absence, as recommended
toy the Committee of Deans, toe approved.
Carried.
Proposed Shortening of
Congregation Ceremony
The Senate Executive Committee recommended
approval of the following proposals from the Committee of
Deans for shortening the Congregation ceremony:
1. That the names of students graduating
in absentia toe not read. Following the
granting of the degrees the Chancellor
would make a statement admitting to the
respective degrees those students whose
names appeared in the Congregation programme
who were not present to receive their degrees.
2. That the Chancellor's remarks toe limited,
when possible, to approximately 10 minutes.
3. That the Congregation Speaker toe asked
to limit his speech to not more than
20 minutes. Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3228
4. That degree diplomas toe issued to graduands
before they parade to the Armoury; that each
graduand present to the Dean a card, hearing
the candidate'^ name, in order that the Dean
may read the name} that the candidate present
himself to the Chancellor, how, and leave the
platform.
5. That the admonition (statement of responsibilities
of graduates) made toy the Chancellor following
the conferring of degrees toe eliminated.
The Senate Executive Committee recommended further,
since the ceremony was intended to recognize the achievements of the graduands, that other functions such as the
opening of new buildings should not coincide with
Congregation.
Wording of Degree Diplomas
At the February and May meetings in 1962, the
Senate had approved a change in wording of the Bachelor of
Arts degree diploma from Latin to English, and had authorized
the Registrar to consult with those interested, in an
attempt to simplify the standard wording for all degree
diplomas. A version taking into consideration as many as
possible of the suggestions of the Deans of Faculties had
toeen circulated to Senate.
Mr. Todd )
Mr. Nemetz) That the words "we have signed and
sealed this Diploma" toe changed to
"we have hereunto set our hand and
seal"; and with this change, that
the proposed wording of the degree
diploma toe approved.
Carried. Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3229
Prizes. Scholarships
and Bursaries
The following new awards, and changes in awards,
were recommended to Senate under the terms indicated, with
special appreciation to Professor Knapp for providing a
scholarship for participants in the Forestry Summer Camp.
In addition, Senate was informed that Mr. Frank
McMahon had given $5,000.00 to establish the Dal Grauer
Graduate Student Aid Fund, providing loans for students
accepted as candidates for the Ph.D. degree in Economics,
Physics and Engineering; and that the Worthington Memorial
Chapter, I.O.D.E., had established a Student Aid Fund to
permit loans in limited amounts for members of the B. C.
Regiment or its Cadet Corps in a full Winter Session
programme.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical Entrance Scholarship
A scholarship of $750.00 a year for two years,
the gift of the College of Physicians and
Surgeons of British Columtoia, is offered annually
in competition to students entering First Year
Medicine, University of B. C.  It will toe awarded
toy the Faculty of Medicine to a student with
outstanding academic and other qualifications.
Renewal of the award for the Second Year will toe
subject to maintenance toy the winner of good
standing during the First Year.
The Vancouver Transportation Club Bursary
A bursary of $200.00, the gift of the Vancouver
Transportation Club, is offered to a graduate
or undergraduate student in the transportation
option of the Faculty of Commerce. The award
will be made on the toasis of financial need in
the Fall term. Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3230
Forestry Summer Camp Scholarship
A scholarship of $75.00, donated by Professor
F. M. Knapp, will toe awarded to the Third Year
student obtaining the highest marks at the
Forestry Summer Camp. To toe eligitole the
student must have toeen an active participant
during ninety per cent of the camp period.
Leadership and participation will be considered
in making the award.
The J. J. McRae Memorial Book Prize
A book prize of $25.00, in memory of J. J. McRae,
will toe awarded annually to a student in the
B.P.E. degree programme with general academic
proficiency who has made a contribution to youth
work.  Special consideration will toe given to a
student who has worked with the blind or other
handicapped groups.
The Leonard Osborne Memorial Book Prize
A book prize of $25.00, in memory of J. Leonard
Osborne, will be awarded annually to a student
in the B.P.E. degree programme with general
academic proficiency, and high standing in
basketball or soccer courses.
The Italian Scholarship
A scholarship for Italian is offered to undergraduates in attendance at the University.
It will toe awarded on the recommendation of
the Faculty to a student who has an outstanding
record in Italian and who shows promise and
atoility in this field of study.
The Vancouver (Kingcrest) Business and
Professional Women's Club Bursary
A bursary of $50.00, gift of the Vancouver
(Kingcrest) Business and Professional Women's
Club, is offered to a woman student proceeding
to a business or professional career. The
award will toe made to a student with good
academic standing who needs financial assistance.
The Jennie Wolochow Memorial Bursary
A toursary of $25.00, the gift of Dr. Michael
Wolochow, in memory of his mother, is offered
to a worthy and deserving student who is
beginning or continuing studies at the University
in any field of study leading to a degree. 1
Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3231
The Vinten Fund Bursary
A bursary of approximately $250.00, provided by
a gift from Mrs. H. B. Norris through the
establishment of the Vinten Fund in the Vancouver
Foundation, is offered annually to a worthy and
deserving student proceeding to courses in
Engineering. The award will be made by the
Vancouver Foundation on the recommendation of
the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships
and Bursaries of the University.
The Dr. Gordon M. Shrum Book Prizes
Four book prizes, the gift of Dr. Gordon M. Shrum,
were offered in the session 1962-63 as follows:
(a) a prize of $50.00 for the male student
obtaining the highest standing in Physics 101;
(b) a prize of $50.00 for the woman  student
obtaining the highest  standing in Physics  101;
(c) a prize of $50.00 for the male student and
a prize of $50.00 for the woman student
who, in the opinion of the Men's and Women's
Counsellors and the Students' Residence
Council, made the greatest contribution
during the session to the development of the
social, cultural, and recreational life of
students in the Lower Mall permanent
residences.
The S. M. Simpson Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship of $100.00, established in 1960
by the employees of S &  K Limited, Plywood
Division, to honour the memory of the late
S. M. Simpson, is offered annually to any male
or female student, resident in School District
No. 23 (Kelowna, Rutland, Westbank, Winfield),
and proceeding directly from Grade XIII or
First Year University to a full programme in
Forestry at any Canadian university.  Candidates
who wish to toe considered should apply toy letter
to toe received toy Dean Walter H. Gage, University
of B. C., Vancouver 8, B.C., not later than
June 30th.
Acadia Camp Residents' Bursary
A bursary of $140.00, the gift of the Acadia
Camp Residents, is offered annually to students
in any year and Faculty who have good scholastic
standing and need financial assistance. Preference
will be given to those residing in Acadia Camp. 1
Wednesday,  Fetoruary 13,   1963 323J
Marine Drive Men's Residences Association
Bursary
A bursary of $160.00, the gift of the Marine
Drive Men's Residences Association, is offered
annually to students in any year and Faculty
who have good scholastic standing and need
financial assistance.  Preference will toe given
to those residing in the Residences on the Lower
Mall.
Lead-Zinc Research Fellowship
The Expanded Research Program of the American
Zinc Institute and Lead Industries Association
offers a fellowship of $1500.00 to a student
proceeding to a graduate degree in Metallurgy
in the University of British Columbia. The
recipient, who will be selected on the toasis
of scholarship and research atoility, will be
expected to pursue investigation in the field
of metallurgy or materials science.  The topic
of research will toe chosen in consultation with
the Department of Metallurgy. A further sum of
$1000.00 will be available for the FelloWshould
he continue the research studies through four
summer months.
Mt. Garibaldi Chapter. I.O.D.E.. Bursary
A bursary of $100.00, the gift of the Mt.
Garibaldi Chapter, I.O.D.E., is offered to
students in the final year of Social Work.
The award will be made to a student with good
academic standing who shows promise in the
field of Social Work and has financial need.
In the event that there is no suitable candidate
in this field the award will toe made to a student
in the final year of Nursing with similar
qualifications.
The Okanagan Medical Entrance Scholarships
A scholarship of $500.00 a year for two years,
the gift of the medical staffs in the Okanagan Valley,
is offered annually to students entering First
Year Medicine, University of B. C. The winner
will toe selected toy the Faculty of Medicine on
the basis of academic distinction and promise of
success in a medical career. The financial circumstances of those considered may be a factor in the
selection. Renewal of the award for the second year
will toe subject to maintenance toy the winner of 1
Wednesday,  Fetoruary 13,   1963 3233
good standing during the First Year.  It is the
hope of the donors and the University that the
recipient of this award will, if circumstances
permit, contribute to the maintenance and
perpetuation of this fund when he has completed
his training.
The Admiral Jellicoe Chapter. I.O.D.E..
Bursary
A bursary of $100.00, gift of the Admiral Jellicoe
Chapter, I.O.D.E., is offered to sons or daughters
of those who lost their lives or were disabled
through war service. Academic standing and
financial need are to toe considered.
The Michael Bowker Memorial Bursary
A bursary of $200.00, the gift of the Medical
Clinic of Dr. H. W. Bowker and Dr. J. W. Neville,
is offered to students proceeding from Grade XII
or XIII at Ladysmith Secondary School to a full
programme of studies at the University of British
Columtoia. The winner will toe selected toy the
Scholarship Committee of the School on the toasis
of academic standing, and interest and participation
in school and community activities.
Proficiency Scholarship in Music
This scholarship of $100.00, gift of an
anonymous friend of music, will be awarded to
a second, third, or fourth year student in the
Bachelor of Music programme on the toasis of
high standing, character, financial need,
musical proficiency and promise.
The Grant Industries Ltd. Service Award
An award of $200.00 will toe made to a male
student entering his third academic year in
the Faculty of Commerce. Summer employment
with Grant Industries Ltd., will also toe
offered to the successful applicant. The
award will toe made to an applicant interested
in a future leading to a career in touilding
materials, manufacturing and distribution,
and will toe toased on the applicant's scholastic
standing, personality and character. Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3234
Dr. John B. Macdonald Scholarship
A scholarship of $300.00, established toy the
Vancouver B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation in
honour of President John B. Macdonald, is
offered annually to a student entering the
Faculty of Dentistry at the University of B. C.
This scholarship will toe awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty to a student whose
qualifications and promise in the field of
Dentistry are the most outstanding.
The Law Society of British Columtoia
Fellowship
A fellowship up to $3000.00, provided by the
Law Society of British Columbia, is offered in
competition to graduates or graduating students
of the Faculty of Law, University of B. C, or
of other Canadian Law Schools, who are proceeding
to a full programme of graduate studies in the
field of law at a recognized institution. The
fellowship will not necessarily be offered every
year and when offered, will be awarded only if
there is a highly qualified applicant.
Applications will be considered only from
applicants who, on completion of their graduate
programme, are willing, if offered the opportunity, to join the staff of the Faculty of Law
at the University of B. C, and who have outstanding academic and other qualifications.
Each applicant must apply toy letter, which must
be received by the Dean of Inter-Faculty Affairs,
University of B. C, not later than March 15th.
The letter must contain the essential details of
the applicant's academic career to date, his
proposed plans of graduate study, and the
assurance of his willingness to join the Faculty
of Law, University of B. C, if he is offered a
position. Supporting documents, which the
applicant must arrange to be forwarded, should
include an official transcript of his academic
record, and three confidential letters of recommendation from the Dean and instructors of the
Law School from which he has graduated or expects
to graduate.
The Charles Leonard Gorvich Memorial
Scholarship
To honour the memory of Charles Leonard Gorvich,
Fairview Branch No. 178 of the Royal Canadian
Legion offers annually a scholarship of $100.00. Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3235
This scholarship will toe awarded on the toasis of
academic merit to an outstanding student who has
completed pre-medical requirements and is
continuing studies in First Year Medicine.
The CQlumtoja Cellulose Company, Ljjffljtefl,
Entrance Scholarships
Seven scholarships, each of the value of $250.00
per year and renewatole annually for a maximum of
five years ($1,250.00), are offered to students
completing Grade XII in the following British
Columtoia communities: two are offered to students
attending in Prince Rupert and Castlegar; one each
to those attending in Terrace, Nakusp-Needles, and
Revelstoke.  Grade XII students in these communities
intending to proceed to a degree or teaching
certificate in any field at the University of B. C.
or Victoria College may apply.  Programmes at other
Canadian universities will toe considered on their
merits.  Grade XIII attendance in British Columtoia
will toe accepted in lieu of attendance at first
year University. All candidates for these awards
must notify the Dean of Inter-Faculty Affairs,
University of B. C, Vancouver 8, B. C, not later
than May 15 of their intentions to compete toy
submitting the "General Application for Scholarship"
form. These forms may toe obtained from the
University or the Industrial Relations Departments
of Columtoia Cellulose Company, Limited. All
candidates must write the full set of scholarship
examinations for High School jGraduation (University
Programme), conducted in June toy the B. C Department of Education. The scholarships will normally
be awarded to the candidates obtaining the highest
standing in the June Departmental Examinations.
However, they may be awarded to other candidates
if those with the higher standing win other awards
(Government Scholarships excluded), or they may be
withheld if candidates do not obtain sufficiently
high standing. To toe eligitole for annual renewal,
students must obtain a pass in all subjects
without supplementals•
The Columtoia Cellulose Company. Limited.
Rotoert S. Stacey Memorial Scholarship
Established as a memorial to the late Rotoert S.
Stacey, Co-ordinator of Industrial Relations for
Columtoia Cellulose Company, Limited, this scholarship is open to sons, daughters and legal dependents
of full-time employees, of retired employees and
of deceased employees who died while in the service Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3236
of the Company. These are eligible if attending
Grade XII with the intent to proceed to a degree
or teaching certificate in any field at the
University of British Columbia or Victoria College.
Programmes at other Canadian universities will toe
considered on their merits. The award to the value
of $250.00 annually is renewable to a maximum of
five years ($1,250.00).  Grade XIII attendance in
British Columtoia will toe accepted in lieu of
attendance at first year University. All candidates
for this award must notify the Dean of Inter-Faculty
Affairs, University of B. C, Vancouver 8, B. C,
not later than May 15 of their intention to compete
by submitting the "General Application for Scholarship" form. These forms may be obtained from the
University or the Industrial Relations Departments
of Columbia Cellulose Company Limited. All
candidates must write the full set of scholarship
examinations for High School Graduation (University
Programme), conducted in June by the B. C Department of Education. The scholarship will normally
be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest
standing in the June Departmental Examinations.
However, it may toe awarded to another candidate if
the one with the higher standing wins other awards
(Government Scholarships excluded), or it may toe
withheld if candidates do not obtain sufficiently
high standing. To toe eligible for annual renewal,
students must obtain a pass in all subjects without
supplementals.
Birks Family Foundation Fund - to assist sons and
daughters of employees of Henry Birks & Sons
Limited with tuition fees.  In addition, a small
sum of money is made available for the student
body at large at this University.
Catholic Children's Aid Society Scholarship in
Social Work - increase in value from $350.00 to
$400.00 annual1y
Duncan Dogwoods Chapter, I.O.D.E.. Bursary -
increase in value from $300.00 to $400.00
Plimsoll Club Entrance Scholarships (two) -
increase in value from $346.00 to $475.00 each,
annually.
Department of Music
The Senate Executive Committee recommended that
Music, which for some time had been functioning as a
Department, should toe formally granted that status. Wednesday,  Fetoruary 13,   1963 3237
Dean Gage )
Mr. Nemetz) That the statement of policy on
employment after age 65, and the
granting of departmental status
to Music, be recommended to the
Board of Governors for approval;
that the recommendations in connection with the Congregation
ceremony toe approved; and that the
new awards and changes in awards
toe accepted, and letters of appreciation
sent to the donors.
Carried.
Proposals for Changes in
Requirements for Admission
to the University
Proposals with respect to changes in regulations
governing admission to the University, tabled from the
Octotoer, 1962, meeting of Senate, were returned to the
agenda.  In view of the lapse of time, it would not toe
possible to introduce any change in admission requirements
on academic grounds for the 1963-64 Session.  However, the
Senate Executive Committee recommended the issuing of a
statement that it was the intention of the University to
demand a minimum Grade XII standing of 60$ in three major
subjects and compulsory English, this regulation to be
instituted when additional facilities for students at the
Grade XIII level were available in the Province. The
Committee recommended also that students entering Grade XII
in September, 1963, should be informed that this regulation
might take effect in September, 1964.
Dean Gage urged that this recommendation be
considered from the academic aspect only - that experience Wednesday, February 13, 1963     3238
had shown that students entering with a lower Grade XII
standing were unlikely to achieve adequate standing in
First Year University. Any restriction of enrolment which
might become necessary for reasons of finance or lack of
space, should be treated as a separate issue.
Dean Gage )
Mr. Nemetz) That the University issue a statement
of its intention to require a minimum
standing of 60$ in three major
subjects and compulsory English for
students entering the University from
British Columbia Grade XII, this
regulation to be instituted when
additional facilities for students
at the Grade XIII level are available
in the Province; and that the
University inform students entering
Grade XII in September, 1963, that
this regulation may take effect in
September, 1964.
Carried.
Computing Centre
A brief summary of the development of the
Computing Centre, with a recommendation from the Committee
of Deans that the Centre be expanded and a Director appointed,
had been circulated.
Dean Myers described in greater detail the growth
and activities of the Computing Centre.  In the summer of
1961 a larger machine had been installed, with five times
the capacity of its predecessor. This machine was already
working overtime. During January it had participated in the
work of twenty-six University Departments or Schools.
The cost of obtaining a still faster machine
(capacity about 100 times that of the existing equipment) Wednesday, February 13, 1963     3239
and increasing the staff would reach about $450,000.00 per
year within five years.  It was estimated that about
$200,000.00 of the annual expenditure would toe recoverable
from outside sources. The present, and anticipated future,
use of the Computing Centre in both teaching and research
appeared to justify its establishment as a general University
activity on a larger scale.
Dean Myers)
Dr. James ) That Senate approve in principle
the expansion of the Computing
Centre, and recommend to the Board
of Governors that it be established
as a separate unit within the
University, and that a Director
be appointed.
Carried.
Proposed Partition of
Faculty of Arts and Science
Dean Chant referred to sporadic discussions on
the possible division of the Faculty of Arts and Science,
particularly when the degree of Bachelor of Science was
established.  In October, 1962, Dean Chant had appointed a
committee in the Faculty of Arts and Science to consider
the matter.
At the request of the committee, the matter was
debated also by the Heads of Departments in the Faculty of
Arts and Science, which finally passed the following
resolutions with large majorities:
1. That the Faculty of Arts and Science be partitioned.
2. That a Faculty of Science toe established.
3. That there be no further division of the Faculty
at this time. Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3240
A proposal had toeen made toy a small minority of
the Heads of Departments, and again toy memtoers of the Faculty
in general meeting, that the Faculty toe re-organized
internally into sections rather than divided. Voting in
the meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Science with respect
to partitioning or division had toeen inconclusive. Two
Departments had advocated an additional Faculty of Social
Science.
Dean Chant stated that in the past two years, the
Faculty of Arts and Science had toeen called upon to accommodate 86 and 87$ respectively of the increase in student
population. Atoout 75$ of the total instruction within the
University was carried out within that Faculty. There was
a feeling that the Faculty was becoming unwieldy toecause of
its size, and that this was impairing careful consideration
of academic matters within the Faculty itself.
The Departments of Bacteriology and Immunology,
Biology and Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics
and Zoology had indicated their wish to be included in the
science group if a separate Faculty were established.
Dr. Cowan )
Dr. Volkoff) That Senate approve,, and recommend
to the Board of Governors, the early
establishment of a Faculty of Science
including the Departments of
Bacteriology and Immunology, Biology
and Botany, Chemistry, Geology,
Mathematics, Physics and Zoology; and
a Faculty of Arts including the
Schools of Home Economics, Librarianship,
and Social Work; Departments of
Anthropology and Sociology, Asian
Studies, Classics, Economics and Wednesday, February 13, 1963     3241
Political Science, English, Fine Arts,
Geography, German, History, Music,
Philosophy, Psychology, Romance
Studies and Slavonic Studies; and
International Studies, Religious
Studies and Theatre.
Carried.
Dr. James  )
Mr. Gourlay)  That there be no further partition
of the Faculty of Arts and Science
at this time.
Carried.
Committee on Honorary Degrees
The Committee on Honorary Degrees had recently
re-examined its general policy. Between 1953 and 1962,
117 honorary degrees had been conferred, twenty-seven of
them in 1958 including two at Special Congregations for
royal visitors, and thirteen at the Special Congregations
honouring the Centenary of the Province and the Jubilee of
the granting of the University charter. A balance had been
maintained between degrees conferred for academic
distinction and for putolic service.
The Committee felt the general policy adopted in
1960 was still valid. Dean Soward re-read the opening
paragraph of this statement.
For the Spring Congregations in 1963, the
Committee recommended award of four honorary degrees if the
individuals designated were atole to attend. No replacements
were contemplated.
The Honorable Adlai Stevenson, permanent representative
of the United States of America at the United Nations
- LL.D. Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3242
Miss Marjorie Agnew, secretary of the "Great Trek"
Committee of 1922, former memtoer of U.B.C. Senate,
pioneer in school counselling, organizer of
MacMillan Clutos in B. C. schools - LL.D.
Dr. Leo Marion, F.R.S., F.R.S.C, Vice-President
(Scientific) of the National Research Council - D.Sc.
Dr. Northrop Frye, Principal of Victoria College of the
University of Toronto, outstanding critic of English
in Canada - D.Litt.
Dean Soward)
Dean Scarfe) That honorary degrees as indicated
be conferred at the Congregations
in May, 1963, if the proposed
recipients are atole to toe present
at that time.
Carried.
Health Centre for Children
The Secretary read a letter from the President
of the Health Centre for Children requesting the appointment
of the Senate representative to the Board of Directors of
the Centre for 1963-64.
Dean Soward)
Dean Curtis) That Mrs. Angus toe re-appointed
the representative of Senate to
the Board of Directors of the
Health Centre for Children for
the year 1963-64.
Carried.
Victoria College Council
Dr. Hickman read the following motion, passed at
a special meeting of Victoria College Council February 5,
1963:
"That reserving only the specific recommendations
regarding Victoria College, the Council of
Victoria College wishes to go on record as
expressing its unqualified appreciation of the
report on Higher Education in British Columbia as 1
Wednesday, February 13, 1963     3243
prepared by Dr. J. B. Macdonald and endorses the
recommendations contained therein.
"With specific reference to Victoria College,
the Council is firmly of the opinion that the
time is now appropriate for Victoria College to
assume full status as a university within the
system of higher education in British Columbia
and to that end submits herewith draft legislation
formalizing the aspirations of Victoria College."
The resolution, with proposed draft legislation
for university status, had toeen forwarded to the Department
of Education.
Mr. Nemetz reported that the Victoria Daily Times
had announced the intention of Dr. Hickman to step down
from the chief administrative post of Victoria College,
and had recognized his decision in the following editorial:
"Dr. Harry W. Hickman, convinced that Victoria
College should have 'a new start, new ideas and
new blood* as it becomes a university in its own
right, has announced his intention of stepping
down from its chief administrative post.
"He will turn to his first love, the lecture room,
to continue his work in modern languages, head the
department and undertake duties connected with
developing graduate studies.
"This is a gesture entirely in keeping with the
personality of the man who has given leadership
to the College's advance from an institution
offering the first two years in arts and sciences
into one providing courses that earn degrees.
His concern is, and has toeen, not for personal
advantage, tout for the growth of the institution,
from which he declined to toe lured toy more
lucrative university offers.
"Dr. Hickman honors the tradition of those who
preceded him as principal - Dr. E. B. Paul,
Professor Percy Elliot and, more recently,
Dr. John Ewing - in a selfless regard for the
development of higher education here. He foregoes the prospects of possible rewards as a
university president in the firm belief that he Wednesday, Fetoruary 13, 1963     3244
can toe of greater service to the institution in
another capacity closer to the students.
"This is a choice he has made after quiet thought.
He may rest completely assured that those who
have followed his career appreciate deeply the
type of direction he has given to what was once a
junior affiliated college and, under his principal-
ship, has come to the eve of its complete
recognition as a university. During that time he
has lent to the institution those qualities of
scholarship and dignity which marked his brilliant
career as a student.
"As principal, in spite of the added duties
imposed upon him, he has toeen able to remain a
teacher. He recognizes that the tasks imposed
on a university president would render a
continuation of that relationship with the
students impossible.
"By the form of his announcement, the gratitude
expressed in it to all who have contributed to
the considerable undertaking of establishing the
college as a university, and to the personal
assistance they have given him, Dr. Hickman
indicates the happy co-operation that has existed
in this period of the institution's life.
"Beyond that, toy his decision to withdraw from
the top administrative post, he has left to the
appointees of a successor a scale by which to
measure the man who will follow him. The
selection will be difficult, not the least
because of the high standards Dr. Hickman has
maintained."
Senate expressed its concurrence with the writer
of the editorial in this tribute.
The Chairman stated that Senate looked forward
with great enthusiasm to the future of the University of
Victoria, tout regarded with mixed feelings the decision of
Dr. Hickman to retire as Principal in order to return to
full-time teaching responsibilities. Wednesday, February 13, 1963     3245
Death of Dr. Sawyer
The Chairman announced with regret the
unfortunate death on February 1st, following some months of
serious illness, of Dr. A. E. Sawyer, Assistant Professor
in the Department of English.
Correspondence
Letters of appreciation were received from
Dr. H. Rocke Robertson for congratulations of Senate on
his appointment as Principal of McGill University, and
from Dr. R. F. Sharp for the sympathy of Senate in the
death of his daughter.
The meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.
secretary,
S.N.F. Chant,
Chairman.

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