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 977
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943
The first regular meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia for the Session 1943-44 was held
on Wednesday, October 20th, 1943, at 8:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room.
Present:  President L.S. Klinck (in the Chair), Dean
F.M. Clement, Dean J.N. Finlayson, Dean D. Buchanan, Dr. J.
C. Berry, Dr. G.H. Harris, Dr. H.J. MacLeod, Mr. F.A.
Forward, Mr. Walter H. Gage, Dr. O.J. Todd, Mr. A.R.Lord,
Mr. H.T. Logan, Dr. M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Mr. A.E. Lord, Dr.
H.V. Warren, Dr. A.E. Dal Grauer, Dr. J.F. Walker, Mrs.
Sally Murphy Creighton, Mr. Lyle A. Atkinson, Dr. Charles A.
H« Wright, Mr. Fergus Mutrie, Mr. A.S. Matheson and Miss
Florence S. Mulloy.
An expression of regret for his inability to attend
the meeting was received from Mr. H.N. MacCorkindale.
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Warren   ) That the minutes of the fifth
regular meeting of August 20th,
1943, be taken as read and
adopted.
Carried
On behalf of the members of Senate, the Chair extended
a welcome to Mr. Walter H. Gage who succeeded Mr. F. H.
Soward as a representative of the Faculty of Arts and
Science.
Notice of Appointment of Standing Committees and Representatives on University Committees - Session 1943-44
Committee on Calendar
Dr. 0. J. Todd (Chairman)
Mr. F. A. Forward
Dr. G. H. Harris
Mr. A. A. Webster
Mrs. Sally Murphy Creighton
Press Committee
Dr. A. E. D. Grauer
Dr. C. A. H. Wright r
978
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' Wednesday, October 20th, 1943.
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\   t ^* Press Committee (Continued)
Mr. A. S. Matheson
Mr. F. J. Burd
Dr. H. V. Warren
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick
Dean D. Buchanan
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley
Mr. A. R. Lord
Mr. H. T. Logan
Committee on Recognition by Institutions
in the British Empire
President L. S. Klinck
Dean D. Buchanan
Dean F. M. Clement
Dean J. N. Finlayson
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.
y (to act until the Committee on
Military Education has appointed
a Commanding Officer representing
the three Services)
^ The President of the Alma Mater Society
Committee on Decorations and Distinctions
which University Students and Graduates
receive during the War (Special)
Dr. H. V. Warren (Chairman)
k Mr. A. E. Lord
Dr. H. J. MacLeod
Dr. G. H. Harris
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale
Registrar - Mr. C.B. Wood
President of the Alma Mater Society -
1 Mr. R. Whyte 979
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943.
Representative on University Council on
Athletics and Physical Education
Dr. 0. J. Todd
Representative on Committee on Public Relations
Mr. Fergus Mutrie
Appointment of Library Committee - Nominations by the
Faculties
Faculty of Arts and Science
Mr. T. Larsen
Dr. W. A. Clemens
Dr. M. Y. Williams
Faculty of Applied Science
Dr. A. E. Hennings
Faculty of Agriculture
Dr. J. C. Berry
Mr. A.E. Lord)
Mr. Mutrie   ) That the representatives as
nominated by the Faculties
be appointed.
Carried
Notice of Appointment of Committee on Degree in Home
Economics
Mr. A. R. Lord (Chairman)
Dean D. Buchanan
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Dean F. M. Clement
Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley
Miss Florence S. Mulloy
Mr. A. A. Webster
For the information of Senate a statement of registration for the Session 1943-44 was circulated.  The total
number of students enrolled as at October 20th, 1943, was
2542 as compared with a total of 2625 on October 21st, 1942
This total included a considerable number of men students 98o
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943.
whose registration is conditional upon securing deferment
of military service.
A letter from the President was read, announcing that
the Very Reverend Cecil Swanson, D.D., would be the Speaker
at the Autumn Congregation on October 27th, 1943-
From the Board of Governors
Provision of two extra Scholarships from the
Special Bursaries Fund for candidates of equal
standing on the University Entrance Examinations -
Approved
Course in Beginners' Spanish - Approved
Outline of first two years of course leading
to a degree in Home Economics  - Approved
Correspondence Courses for members of the
Armed Forces as approved by Senate on
February 17th, 1943, to be made available
as Directed Reading Courses for the
Session 1945-44  - Approved
Proposed Establishment of a Department
of Physical Medicine -
A memorandum was received from the President with
reference to the offer of Sir Victor Sassoon, Bart., to
donate £5,000 towards establishing a Department of
Physical Medicine in the University of British Columbia,
should this proposal be favourably received by the
Government and the University.
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
stating that at the meeting on August 30th, 1943, the
proposed establishment of a Department of Physical
Medicine had been considered by the Board and referred to
the University Senate. v 981
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943.
Mr. A. E. Lord)
Dr. Walker    ) That a Committee be appointed by
the Chair to study this matter
in further detail and report to
Senate.
Carried
From the Faculties
For the information of Senate a report was received
in regard to Supplemental Examinations, Special Examinations and Re-readings.
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
Dean Buchanan presented the list of candidates in the
Faculty of Arts and Science:
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Grauer   ) That the degree of M.A. be conferred
on the candidates recommended in
the report.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. A.E. Lord) That degrees of B.A. with Honours,
B.A. in the General Course, B.Com.
and B.Ed, respectively,be conferred
on the candidates recommended by
the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. A.E. Lord) That the Diploma in Social Work be
granted to the candidates listed in
the report.
Carried
Dean Finlayson presented the report of the Faculty
of Applied Science:
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Wright    ) That the degree of Bachelor of
Applied Science be conferred on
Edward J. Parry.
Carried ■  %
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982
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943.
Dean Clement presented the report of the Faculty of
Agriculture:
Dean Clement)
Dr. Harris  ) That the degrees of M.S.A. and
B.S.A. respectively, be conferred
upon the candidates whose names
are listed in the report.
Carried
Re Proposed Spring Session
In regard to the letter from Dr. G. M. Weir, Acting-
Director of Training, Department of Pensions and National
Health, requesting information as to the effect of
different systems of organization on the maximum student
capacity of the University, the following recommendations
of the Heads of Departments had been approved by the
Faculties and forwarded to Senate:
"That we accept the principle that the University should utilize its equipment twelve
months in the year during the demobilization
period; that with this in view a Spring
Session be provided in addition to the regular Winter and Summer Sessions; and that if
the requisite number of students should be
available, the University be prepared to
arrange such a Spring Session in 1944.
"That the Chair be empowered to appoint a
small sub-committee to work out the details
of the Spring Session in relation to the
usual Summer Session."
Dean Buchanan, as Chairman of this sub-committee,
presented a memorandum giving details of the proposed
Spring Session including a list of suggested courses.
Dean Buchanan)
Dean Clement ) That the establishment of a Spring
Session be approved in principle on 983
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943-
the basis of the memorandum submitted and that this proposal be
forwarded to the Board of Governors.
Carried
Re Wartime Bureau of Technical Personnel
With reference to the letter from Dean D.S. Ellis,
Representative of the Universities on the Wartime Bureau
of Technical Personnel, which was referred to the Faculties by Senate, the Faculties in each case had referred
the matter to a Committee with power to act.
The following recommendations were received from the
Faculties of Arts and Science and Applied Science:
"That no objection could be offered if the
Government should take over the operation
of the Bureau with the control of the professional groups for the duration of the
war and a reasonable period after the war.
"That the National Conference of Canadian
Universities should be represented directly
on the Advisory Board of the Wartime Bureau
of Technical Personnel and thus continue to
co-operate with the Bureau."
On behalf of the Faculty of Agriculture, Dean Clement
reported concurrence in the action of the other Faculties.
Dean Buchanan )
Dean Finlayson) That the recommendations of the
Faculties be approved.
Carried
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
The following recommendations of the Faculty of Arts
and Science regarding changes in curriculum for the Session
1943-44 were received:
Change in Courses:  Social Work 1 reduced in value from
two units to one unit. 984
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943.
Social Work 13 increased in value
from one unit to two units
Nursing B27 waived for the Session
1943-44.
Courses dropped because of inability to provide
instructors:      Commerce 4
All courses in Government.
Course dropped because of insufficient enrolment:
French 4(b)
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Grauer   ) That these changes in curriculum
be approved.
Carried
From the Faculty of Applied Science
A letter was received from the Faculty of Applied
Science stating that the Faculty had agreed to offer the
course in General Engineering as a correspondence course
through the Canadian Legion War Services, Incorporated.
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Forward   ) That this correspondence course
be approved.
Carried
A recommendation was received from the Faculty of
Applied Science that the following changes in curriculum,
necessitated by the leave of absence of Mr. T.G. Wright, be
approved:
"F.E.2b (Timber Cruising) and F.E.2c (Mensuration)
substituted for F.E.16 (Forest Economics) in Fourth
Year, on the understanding that F.E.16 will be
given jointly to Fourth and Fifth Years in the
Session 1944-45."
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Warren    ) That these changes be approved.
Carried 985
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943.
From the Faculty of Agriculture
A letter was received from the Faculty of Agriculture recommending that Agriculture 1, lecture part only,
be offered as a Correspondence Course through the Canadian Legion War Services, Incorporated.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Berry   ) That the recommendation of the
Faculty be approved.
Carried
A recommendation that the following changes be made
in the electives of the Second Year courses was received
from the Faculty of Agriculture:
"That Electives A of the Second Year be
amended to read Dairying 1 and 2 o_r 3
instead of Dairying 3.
"That Beginners' Spanish be added to the
Electives C of the Second Year of the
course leading to the degree of B.S.A."
Dean Clement)
Dr. Harris  ) That these changes in courses be
approved.
Carried
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Autumn Awards and Postponements
Mr. Gage, Chairman, presented the report of the Joint
Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries on
the Autumn Awards as recommended by the Committee and
approved by the Chairman of Senate in conformity with the
resolution of Senate passed December l8th, 1929.
This report included also postponements for one year
of the following Scholarships because of War Service as 986
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943.
recommended by the Committee and approved by the Faculties
concerned:
Faculty of Arts and Science
1. Benny, Geoffrey A. - Beverley Cayley Scholarship
(From Session 1941-42).
2. Booth, Kenneth G.  - Lefevre Scholarship
(From Session 1941-42).
3. Margeson, John R.  - Ahepa Scholarship (From
Session 1942-43).
4. Ralston, Keith    - Women's Canadian Club Scholar
ship (History) (From Session
1942-43).
Faculty of Applied Science
1. Lynott, William J. - Dr. F.J.Nicholson Scholarship,
Second Instalment - Geology -
(From Session 1942-43)
2. Rose, David J.     - University Scholarship
(From Session 1942-43)
Faculty of Agriculture
1. Oliver, Walter J.  - David Thorn Scholarship
(From Session 1943-44).
Report on Special Bursaries and Dominion-Provincial
Bursaries
For the information of Senate, Mr. Gage gave a summary
of the awards under the different bursary funds administered
by the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and
Bursaries.  Altogether $26,040.50 had been placed at the
disposal of the Committee and a total of 197 students had
been given assistance.
Mr. Gage then presented the reports of the Committee
with reference to the award of Special Bursaries and 987
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943.
Dominion-Provincial Bursaries.  From the sum of $5,500.00
made available through the Special Bursary Fund, $4,985.00
had been awarded by the Committee and 56 students assisted.
The Dominion-Provincial bursaries were awarded on the same
conditions as applied during the previous year.  The sum of
$18,975.00 was available and awards to 127 students,
totalling $18,775.00 were made.
Mr. Gage     )
Dean Mawdsley) That the reports of the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and
Bursaries on Autumn Awards and Postponements, Special Bursaries and
Dominion-Provincial Bursaries, be
adopted.
Carried
Dr. Warren)
Dr. Wright) That Senate record its appreciation of
the work undertaken by Mr. Gage and the
members of his Committee in awarding
these bursaries, and of the excellent
reports submitted.
Carried
A letter was received from the Faculty of Applied
Science recommending that the offer of three prizes by the
Timber Preservers' Limited be accepted in accordance with
the following terms:
"The Timber Preservers' Limited Prizes
Prizes of the value of $60.00, $25.00 and
$15.00 given by the Timber Preservers' Limited
will be awarded to the students registered in
the Fifth Year of the Civil Engineering Course
in the Faculty of Applied Science who submit
plans and specifications judged to be the best
of a structure of treated timber.  The awards
will be made upon the recommendation of the
Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science in
collaboration with the instructor in charge of
the course ana with the donors." 988
Wednesday, October 20th, I943.
The Faculty of Applied Science also recommended the
acceptance of the offer by Mr. J.M. Taylor of a bursary in
Metallurgy of the value of $150.00, available in the present session, and that the following notice be inserted in
the Calendar for 1944-45:
"The J. M. Taylor Bursary in Metallurgy
A bursary of $150.00, given by Mr. J. M.
Taylor, Vancouver, for research work on cobalt
ore, was awarded in the Session 1943-44, open to
a student or students registered in the Fifth
Year of the Department of Metallurgy in the
Faculty of Applied Science.  The topic of research
was chosen after consultation with the donor and
the Department of Metallurgy of the University.
The award was made by the Senate on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Mining
and Metallurgy."
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Forward   ) That the offer of these prizes
and bursary be approved and their
acceptance recommended to the
Board of Governors.
Carried
Reports of Committees
Library Committee
The fourteenth Report of the Library Committee covering the period from April 1st, 1942, to March 31st, 1943,
was received.
Mr. A.E. Lord)
Dr. Warren   ) That the report of the Library
Committee be received and a vote
of thanks extended to the Library
staff who have carried on most
acceptably under difficult
circumstances.
Carried
On Degree in Home Economics
Mr. A. R. Lord, Chairman of the Committee, presented 989
Wednesday, October 20th, I943.
a progress report.
Reference was made by Dean Buchanan to the difficulties being experienced by the students in the First Year
in Home Economics because of their inadequate high school
preparation for Chemistry 1.
Mr. Logan   )
Mr. A.E.Lord) That this matter be referred to
the Committee appointed previously
to consider the Course in Home
Economics with power to change
the course in Chemistry, if
necessary, on the understanding
that any change would be confined
to the students in Home Economics
and that this Committee report to
Senate at the next meeting.
Carried
After further discussion of the need for an adjustment between the high school and first year University
courses in Chemistry and Physics:
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Mr. A.R.Lord) That this matter be referred to
the Faculties to bring in a report
to Senate as to how far they are
prepared to go to modify the
courses in Chemistry and the Physics
sciences to meet the difficulty.
Lost
Mr. Logan )
Dr. Grauer) That the question of the gap between
the high school and University teaching of the sciences be referred to
the Committee which has already been
asked to deal with the matter of the
course in Home Economics, and that
it be given power to co-opt other
members, if necessary.
Carried
On Housing of Students
For the information of Senate a letter from Dean 990
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943.
Mawdsley was read, in which she reported that, after the
publication in suburban papers of advertisements indicating the serious need of further housing accommodation for
University students, the response received was such as to
meet the housing requirements of women students
satisfactorily.
On War Decorations and Distinctions
Mr. A. E. Lord, Chairman of the Committee for the
past session, presented a report of Decorations and Distinctions awarded to students and graduates on Active
Service.  This report was received for information.
A letter was received from Col. G.G.D. Kilpatrick,
Director of Army Education, expressing his appreciation of
the action of Senate with respect to credit for the No.2
Canadian Army University Course.
For the information of Senate a letter was received
from Dr. G. M. Weir, Assistant-Director of Training, Department of Pensions and National Health in further reference
to the maximum student capacity of the University.  This
matter had already been dealt with by Senate earlier in the
meeting in approving the proposed Spring Session for
returned men.
A letter was received from Mr. Jeffree A. Cunningham,
Registrar of Victoria College, expressing the thanks of
Principal Elliott for the message sent by the Secretary on
behalf of the members of Senate during his illness. 991
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943.
Dean Buchanan referred to the death since the last
meeting of Senate of Principal Elliott who had been closely
associated with the educational work of the province and
who had served continuously as a member of Senate since
1927.
Reference was made by the Chair to the passing of the
late Judge F. W. Howay who had served on the Senate since
1915 with the exception of less than two terms.
In memory of each the members of Senate stood in silent
tribute.  The Chair was requested to have suitable statements prepared and spread on the minutes, and copies sent
to the bereaved families.  In accordance with this request
the following minutes have been prepared:
The Senate regrets to record the death of two men who
have given long and valuable service as members of
this body.
Percy Harris Elliott was one of the earliest
members of the University staff, and for many years
he had been, first, Assistant Professor and then
Principal of Victoria College.  The value of his
work and personal influence as head of that fine
institution cannot be measured in any form of words
nor can it be recorded on any monument that is
adequate; but it has passed into the lives of many
men and women of whom this University is justly
proud.
It is a mere platitude to say that His Honour
Judge Frederick William Howay was a leading citizen
of this Province.  For a generation he administered
justice in its Courts; and for a far longer time he
devoted the whole energy of heart and mind to its
history and to the preservation of Its best traditions.  The Senate'is grateful for the memory of his
service and for his noble gift to the Library which,
happily, will keep his name alive for all who love
this land. 992
Wednesday, October 20th, 1943
The meeting adjourned.
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