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 6772.
Wednesday, March 23, 1977.
The Seventh regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the Session 1976-77 was held on Wednesday, March 23,  1977 at
8.00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room.
Present:   President D. T. Kenny (Chairman), Chancellor D. F. Miller,
Dr. C. S. Belshaw, Mr. W. H. Black, Ms. J. P. Blandford, Dr. C. B. Bourne,
Dr. K. T. Brearley, Mr. W. L. Broddy, Dr. T. H. Brown, Rev. P. C Burns,
Mr. R. J. Carter, Mr. W. Chow, Dr. R. M. Clark, Dr. D. H. Copp, Dr. J. D.
Dennison, Miss L. R. Erdman, Mrs. F. Field, Dean W. D. Finn, Dr. C V.
Finnegan, Dean E. M. Fulton, Mr. G. S. Funt, Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Dr. R. F.
Gray, Dr. D. Haley, Acting Dean S. W. Hamilton, Dr. R. H. Hill, Dr. J. M.
Houston, Miss S. E. Hoyles, Dr. W. M. Keenlyside, Mr. J. Kulich, Mrs. W. T.
Lane, Mr. J. B. LeHuquet, Dean K. M. Lysyk, Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Dr. C A.
McDowell, Dr. M. F. McGregor, Mr. J. F. McWilliams, Rev. J. P. Martin,
Mr. C R. Moore, Mr. R. F. Osborne, Mrs. M. L. Peters, Dr. M. E. Prang,
Dean B. E. Riedel, Dr. V. C. Runeckles, Dr. S. 0. Russell, Vice-President
M. Shaw, Mr. A. F. Sheppard, Dr. J. K. Stager, Dean C. M. Volkoff,
Miss C. L. V. Warren, Mr. R. S. Whyte, Dean R. M. Will.
Observer:    Mr. J. A. Banham
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Mrs. M. F. Angus, Mr. D. M. Brousson, Dean W. D. Kitts, Dean P. A. Larkin,
Dean S. W. Leung, Dr. B. N. Moyls, Dr. P. H. Pearse, Dr. J. F. Richards,
Dr. R. F. Sharp, Dr. P. Suedfeld, Mr. G. A. Thorn, Dr. M. Uprichard.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dr. McGregor      ) That the minutes of the Sixth regular
Dr. Dennison       ) meeting of Senate for the Session
1976-77, having been circulated be
taken as read and adopted.
Carried 6773.
Wednesday, March 23, 1977.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval  in principle of Senate recommendations - subject,
where applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be implemented
without formal reference to the President and the formal agreement of the
President; and that the Deans and Heads concerned with new programs be
asked to indicate the space requirements, if any, of such new programs.
(i)       Course and curriculum changes recommended by the Faculty of Applied
Science.   (P. 6769-70)
(ii)      New course. Home Economics 422, recommended by the Faculty of Arts.
(P. 6753)
(iii)     Continued affiliation of Regent College with the University.   (P. 6753-5)
(iv)     Statement defining "Auditors" in which it is stated that the fees for
auditors will be the same as those for regular students.   (P. 6756)
Committee on Prizes,  Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Will        ) That the new awards listed in
Mrs. Lane      ) Appendix 'A'be accepted subject
to the approval of the Board of
Governors, and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
Carried
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee   (See Appendix 'B')
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Dr. Runeckles presented the report.   Approval of new courses
and course changes in Geophysics and Astronomy had been withheld at
the January meeting (P. 6730 & 6745) pending further consultation with
the Department.   A revised list of courses had been submitted and the
committee recommended approval.
Faculty of Pharmaceutical  Sciences
The committee recommended approval of a change in unit value
for Pharmacy 435. 6774.
Wednesday, March 23, 1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences   (continued)
Dr. Runeckles       ) That the proposals submitted by the
Dr. Brearley ) Faculty of Graduate Studies and the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Medicine - Bachelor of Medical  Laboratory Science Degree
The committee recommended approval of a proposal to offer a
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Degree for students who had
graduated from an approved Institute of Technology, subject to changes
and conditions outlined in the material circulated.    (See Appendix 'B')
The committee also recommended that the first six weeks of Pathology 301
consist of six one-hour Chemistry lectures per week as an introduction
to the rest of the course.
Dr. Runeckles      ) That the proposal of the Faculty of
Dr. Brearley        ) Medicine to offer a Bachelor of Medical
Laboratory Science Degree be approved.
Concern was expressed regarding the academic standards of
students transferring from a technical program into a university program
and some members felt that the proposal should be studied more carefully.
Dr. Belshaw        ) That the proposal be referred to a
Dr. McDowell      ) special group to be appointed by the
Senate Nominating Committee.
Carried
Nominating Committee
Dr. Bourne presented the report. 6775.
Wednesday, March 23, 1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating Committee   (continued)
Committee on Teaching Assistants
At its meeting of February 16, 1977 Senate passed a resolution
to establish a committee to investigate the present practice of giving
teaching assistants the full responsibility for the teaching of certain
courses or section of courses.   The committee recommended the following
membership: -
Dr. B. A. Dunell
Dr. C. V. Finnegan
Dr. D. Haley
Mrs. H. McCrae
Dr. M. E. Prang
Mr. J. H. Russell
Dr. S. O. Russell
Dr. J. K. Stager
Dr. Bourne ) That the recommendations of the
Dr. Keenlyside    ) Nominating Committee be approved.
Carried
Committee on Criteria for Affiliation of Theological  Colleges
Senate at its meeting of February 16,  1977 passed a resolution that
a committee be established to examine the criteria for the affiliation of
theological colleges and to consider the desirability of having reviews
of affiliations every five years.   The committee recommended the
following membership:-
Mrs. M. F. Angus
Dr. C. B. Bourne
Dr. J. D. Dennison
Mrs. F. Field
Dr. C V. Finnegan
Dean J . A. F. Gardiner
Miss A. M. Katrichak
Dean G.M. Volkoff 6776.
Wednesday, March 23, 1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating Committee
Committee on Criteria for Affiliation of Theological Colleges   (continued)
Dr. Copp        ) That the recommendations of the
Dr. Stager     ) Nominating Committee be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Proposal to change the name of the Institute of Asian and Slavonic Research
At its meeting of May 19, 1976 Senate agreed that recommendations
concerning the Institute of Asian and Slavonic Research be referred to the
Faculty of Arts before discussion by Senate.   The Dean of Graduate Studies
had been advised by the Dean of Arts that on behalf of the Faculty he
concurred in the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate Studies that
the Institute of Asian and Slavonic Research be renamed the Institute of
Asian Research, and recommended that the Institute continue to report to
the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Dr. Stager        ) That the proposal of the Faculty of
Dr. Prang ) Graduate Studies to change the name
of the Institute of Asian and Slavonic
Research to the Institute of Asian
Research be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Law
Law School Admissions Test
Dean Lysyk presented a report on the effectiveness of the Law School
Admissions Test as a predictor of success in the study of Law.   It was
explained in the report that in January 1970 the Faculty of Law was 6777.
Wednesday, March 23, 1977.
Faculty of Law
Law School Admissions Test   (continued)
authorized by the Board of Governors to employ the Law School Admissions
Test as an aid in evaluating applicants for admission to the Law school.   In
March 1974 the Faculty reported to Senate on the effectiveness of the test and
at that time it was agreed that the use of the test as part of the selection process
be authorized but that the matter be brought before Senate for further review
in   March 1977.
The report contained the following proposals: -
(1) That the Law School Admissions Test, when used in conjunction
with undergraduate grades, appears to provide the best predictor
presently available of law school performance;  and
(2) That the Law School Admissions Test should continue to be used
as an aid in evaluating applicants for admission to this faculty;
and
(3) That the Law School Admissions Test should be retained as a
prerequisite for admission to the law school.
Dean Lysyk        ) That the report be received and approved.
Mr. Sheppard    )
Senate agreed to a suggestion that the word "used" in item (2) be
changed to "required" and that item (3) be deleted.
The motion was put and carried.
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Senate was informed that in order to qualify for the degree of B.Sc.
(Pharmacy) students must satisfy the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
English Composition requirement. 6778.
Wednesday, March 23,  1977.
President's Report 1975-76
The report was circulated for information.
Other business
Student membership on Senate
On behalf of Senate the Chairman expressed thanks and appreciation for
the contribution made by those student senators who were attending their last
meeting.
Adverse publicity
Dr. Dennison expressed concern about the image of the University
that had recently been projected in the public press and on radio and
expressed the hope that the President's report, which contained so much
positive information about activities conducted by members of the University
community, would receive broad circulation in the community.
UBC Reports
It was suggested that a better image of the University could be projected
by increasing the number of publications of UBC Reports and by restoring
it to its original format.
M.L.A.'s
Dr. Clark drew Senate's attention to a practice carried out some years
ago whereby the Faculty Association sent members of Faculty to Victoria to
address members of the Legislative Assembly.   He suggested that it would
be in the University's interest to restore such a practice. 6779.
Wednesday, March 23,  1977.
Other business   (continued)
Expansion of the Medical  School
In reply to a query the Chairman reported that planning of the new
hospital was under way and that no major obstacles had been encountered.
University Endowment Lands
Dr. Belshaw referred to the construction taking place on campus and
expressed concern that there had not been direct correspondence with the
U.E.L. regarding the siting of the proposed new hospital and the new
swimming pool.   The Chairman explained that as far as the siting of the
swimming pool was concerned the students' vote to allocate funds for
construction of the pool had been contingent upon the siting.   The siting
of the hospital had, of course, been in place for a good number of years.
The meeting adjourned at 9.20 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 1977.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 6780.
Wednesday, March 23,  1977.
APPENDIX  'A'
New Awards Recommended to Senate
The Architectural   Institute of British Columbia Certificate of Merit
A certificate of merit will be awarded at the end of each academic year
by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia to the student in the
graduation class, who, in the judgement of the faculty, has produced
the best graduation project and report.
The Aurum Ceramic Laboratories Scholarship
A scholarship of $400, gift of the Aurum Ceramic Dental Laboratories Ltd.,
will be awarded to the third year dental student who is outstanding in the
area of Crown and Bridge Restoration.   The award will be made on the
recommendation of the Dean.
The Canadian Society for Chemical  Engineering Book Prize
The Vancouver Section of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
has established a book prize in the value of $35.   The award will be made
to the highest ranking student in the second year of Chemical Engineering.
The award will be made on the recommendation of the Department of Chemical
Engineering.
The John J.  Mason Memorial  Scholarship
A scholarship in the amount of approximately $350 per annum has been
contributed by Mrs. John J. Mason in memory of her late husband.
Dr . John J . Mason graduated with a B .A. and anM.D, from the University
of Western Ontario and practised in London, Ontario prior to coming to
British Columbia in 1913.   He was on the staff of both St. Paul's and the
Vancouver General Hospital, where he was a lecturer in the fields of
gynaecology and obstetrics.   The scholarship will be awarded to a
student in the Faculty of Medicine on the recommendation of the Dean.
The Toyozo Yoshida Memorial  Scholarship
Two scholarships in the amount of $150 each have been provided by
Dr. Y. Vincent Yoshida in memory of his father, Toyozo Yoshida.   The
awards will be made to students entering the second year in the Faculty
of Dentistry, and will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty. 6781
Wednesday, March 23,  1977.
APPENDIX 'B'
Course and curriculum proposals
A  =   new courses or substantial changes
B   =   minor changes
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Geophysics and Astronomy
B     Change
New courses
B     Change
A      New courses
Deletions
Astronomy     530 - change in title and number
(formerly Astronomy 520)
Astronomy     534 (1-3)   Studies  in Stellar Structure
535 (1-3)   Studies  in Stellar Atmospheres
537 (1-3)   Studies  in  Extra Galactic
Astronomy
Geophysics   520 - change in title
Geophysics   521   (1-3) Studies  in Applied Geophysics
523 (1-3) Studies  in Geophysical Analysis
524 (1-3) Studies  in Glaciology
527 (1-3) Studies in Seismology
Geophysics   521
Astronomy     520
Geological Sciences
A     Change 504 - change in title, description and unit value
History of Medicine and Science
B     Change 501 - change in unit value
Commerce and Business Administration
B     Changes
511 - split into two courses, now 511 and 512
512 - split into two courses, now 513 and 514
514 - split into two courses, now 515 and 516
516 - split into two courses, now 517 and 518
513 - split into two courses, now 581 and 582
515 - split into two courses, now 583 and 584
517 - change in number now 585
518 - split into two courses, now 586 and 587
612 - change in description
595 - change in title, description, unit value
and number, now 538 6782.
Wednesday, March 23,  1977.
APPENDIX 'B'
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Commerce and Business Administration
B     Changes   (continued)
555 - change in number, now 534
559 - change in number, now 536
558 - change in number, now 537
FACULTY OF  MEDICINE
Bachelor of Medical  Laboratory Science Degree
N.B.   Approval of this proposal was withheld pending consideration by
a committee to be established by Senate.    (See page 6774)
Prerequisites   *
Graduation from an approved Institute of Technology (or College) with
a two year program in Medical Laboratory Technology, plus one year
of in-hospital training in a CMA approved hospital laboratory, and
graduation with the Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists'
R.T.   (General) diploma.
* Academic course content and seminars equivalent to 30 units
English requirement
Students upon entering the program will be required to take the
Diagnostic Test administered by the Faculty of Arts or a similar
English test.   On the basis of the test results students may be
required to elect English 100 or to undertake remedial studies
as recommended by the Faculty of Arts.
Admission  requirements
Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the
University, and the Department of Pathology reserves the right
of selection of students for admission to the B.M.L.Sc. degree
program. 6783.
Wednesday, March 23,  1977.
APPENDIX 'B'
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Degree   (continued)
THIRD YEAR
Bacteriology, Mycology S Virology Microbi. 425 (H)
Parasitology Microbi. 426 (li)
**      Medical Laboratory Science Path. 301 (4)
**      Medical Laboratory Science Path. 302 (1)
**      Medical Laboratory Science Path. 303 (2)
**      Medical Laboratory Science Path. 304 (2)
**      Modern Microscopy Path. 305 (2)
Introduction to Human Pathology Path. 375 (1)
***      Elective course (3)
FOURTH YEAR
**
**
Path.
406 (4)
Path.
402 (2)
Path.
403 (1)
Path.
404 (3)
Path.
525 (1)
Path.
405 (1)
(3)
Statistics in the Health Sciences HCE 400 (1)
Clinical Chemistry
Haematology
**      Nuclear Medicine for M . L.Sc.
**      Histochemistry
Immunopathology
**      Seminars in Current Topics
***      Elective course
**      New course
***      Electives chosen from courses in the Faculty of Arts
FACULTY OF  PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
B     Change Pharmacy 435 - change in unit value and hours (now H)

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