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Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
The First regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia for
the Session 1979-80 was held on Wednesday, September 12, 1979 at 8.00 p.m. in the
Board and Senate Room.
Present: President D. T. Kenny (Chairman), Chancellor J. V. Clyne, Mr. N. Akiha
Dr. T. R. Anderson, Dean G. S. Beagrie, Acting Dean T. R. Bentley, Mr. W. H
Birmingham, Mrs. M. F. Bishop, Dr. E. V. Bohn, Dr. C. B. Bourne, Dr. K. T. Brearley
Dr. T. H. Brown, Rev. P. C. Burns, Dr. J. G. Cragg, Dr. J. Dahlie, Dr. J. D. Dennison
Dr. A. J. Elder, Dean C. V. Finnegan, Mr. P. J. V. Fryer, Mrs. E. D. Fulton, Ms. A
Gardner, Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Dr. P. Gilmore, Ms. P. Gouldstone, Dr. H. J
Greenwood, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Miss V. Johl, Dr. F. R. C. Johnstone, Dr. L. D. Jones
Mr. W. R. Julien, Mr. E. G. Kehler, Mr. J. Kulich, Dean P. A. Larkin, Mr. F. Lee, Dr. D
Lupini, Dean P. A. Lusztig, Dean K. M. Lysyk, Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Dr. A. J. McClean
Dr. J. H. McNeill, Mr. J. F. McWilliams, Mr. C. Niwinski, Dr. R. A. Nodwell, Dr. J. F
Richards, Dean B. E. Riedel, Dr. V. C. Runeckles, Dr. S. O. Russell, Dr. R. F. Scagel
Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. M. Shaw, Dr. J. G. Silver, Mr. G. P. L. Smith, Dr. R. H. T
Smith, Dr. G. J. Spitler, Dr. 0. Sziklai, Mr. D. F. Thompson, Mr. L. Valg, Mrs. J. C
Wallace, Miss C. L. V. Warren, Mr. D. L. Watts, Dean W. A. Webber, Dean L. M
Wedepohl, Dean R. M. Will, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal, Mr. B. M. S. Wright.
Observer:  Mr. J. A. Banham
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from Dr. T. D.
Heaver, Dr. W. M. Keenlyside, Dean W. D. Kitts, Ms. C. E. McAndrew, Dr. C. A.
McDowell, Mr. M. M. Ryan, Dr. J. K. Stager, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Dr. M. D. Willman.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dean Gardner    )
Dean Larkin       )
That the minutes of the Ninth regular meeting
of Senate for the Session 1978—79, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried 7210.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
Senate membership
Declaration of vacancies
As required under Section 36 (6) of the Universities Act, the following vacancies
on Senate were declared:-
(i) Mr. D. W. Smith - student representative of the Faculty of Graduate Studies;
(ii) Dr. C. V. Finnegan - Faculty of Science representative.
Replacements for vacancies on Senate
Dr. H. J. Greenwood replaces Dr. H. C. Knutson as a representative of the Faculty
members at-large.
Dr. P. Gilmore replaces Dr. C. V. Finnegan as a representative of the Faculty of
Mr. P. J. V. Fryer replaces Mr. D. W. Smith as student representative of the
Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Dean C. V. Finnegan replaces Dean G. M. Volkoff (Science).
Dean L. M. Wedepohl replaces Acting Dean A. D. Moore (Applied Science).
Acting Dean T. R. Bentley replaces Dean J. H. M. Andrews (Education).
Dr.  T.  R. Anderson, Acting Principal, Vancouver School of Theology replaces
Dr. J. P. Martin during his leave-of-absence from September to December 1979.
Business arising from the Minutes
Health Sciences Complex   (P.7205)
As requested at the May 23, 1979 meeting, the Chairman reported on the
expansion of the Health Sciences Complex. He explained that in 1963 a long term
plan for the expansion of the Health Sciences Centre had been developed, that those
plans had been largely adhered to and that the objectives outlined at that time were
now coming to fruition.
One of the objectives was to provide the best possible educational opportunities
for a wide range of people within the health sciences, i.e. Physicians, Dentists, Dental
Hygienists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Rehabilitation Therapists, Social Workers, Clinical
Psychologists, Dietitians and many other groups involved in providing health care.
The Chairman stated that the University did offer opportunities in all of those areas. 7211.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
Business arising from the Minutes
Health Sciences Complex   (continued)
Other objectives and comments of the Chairman were:
To break down barriers between these various groups providing health services and
encouraging them to function as an integrated unit.
(U.B.C. has the most cohesive group in Canada)
To provide a hospital and dental clinic which would set the highest possible
standards of care for patients and which would be so staffed and equipped as to
provide care for patients with the most complex and serious disorders.
(U.B.C. now has an extended care hospital with 300
beds and by 1980 there will be 600)
To pioneer and study new techniques in the management, investigation and
treatment of hospitalized patients in order to provide leadership to other hospitals
in the province.
(That is taking place)
To study methods of provision of health services to the community by making the
greatest possible use of all groups trained in health care.
(The University is moving toward that objective)
To study the health needs of the province with its peculiar geographic distribution
of population, and to attempt to provide satisfactory health services to all of its
(There are units within this University that will
provide advice to various agencies of the provincial
government on health care needs and the needs also
in terms of manpower)
To act as a research laboratory for the British Columbia Hospital Insurance
Service and the provincial government.
(The University on request will look very
sympathetically at any government request)
To facilitate the advance of basic medical and dental research and increase
knowledge in normal and abnormal body function.
(This University takes great pride in its research and
has a high quality faculty)
To bring the broad research community of the University to bear on the problems
of clinical disease.
(The teaching facilities in the hospital complex will
assist that objective)
To act as a centre for the expanding program of continuing health education.
(U.B.C. probably runs the best continuing dental
education program in Canada and that is probably
true in the field of Medicine too) 7212.
Wednesday, September   12,   1979.
Business arising from the Minutes
Health Sciences Complex (continued)
To   provide   the   environment   for   the   establishment   of   an   institute   on   the
sociological and economic aspects of health care.
(That objective is still to be realized in the sense of
the formation of an institute)
That Chairman further informed Senate that in the 1963 document it was stated
that in order to achieve these objectives a Health Sciences Centre should comprise
the following:
1. A hospital specifically designed for the
purpose of teaching and research.
2. Basic Medical Science buildings to
house medical and dental classes and
provide facilities for the teaching of
graduate and undergraduate students in
other health disciplines.
3. A dental building for the technical,
pre-clinical and clinical training of
dental students and dental hygienists.
4. Lecture halls so located that they are
available to all departments.
5. A biomedical library which will be
available to undergraduate and graduate
6. Common rooms for the use of both staff
and students in all fields.
7. Locker and study areas for students in
all branches of health sciences.
8. Administrative offices so arranged that
the Heads of the various Faculties,
Schools and Departments of the Centre
will be in close proximity to each other.
That has been attained.
That objective will have been
achieved when the expansion
program is over within the next
That objective has been achieved.
Additional lecture halls are being
added to the IRC complex.
U.B.C. has an outstanding
biomedical library and library
facilities are being expanded at the
associated teaching hospitals.
That has taken place.
In general that has taken place.
That has taken place in the IRC
The Chairman also pointed out that the academic implications of the expansion
were that student enrolment in the Faculty of Medicine would increase to 160 over a
period of time, and that 40% of the space in the acute care hospital was devoted to
academic functions.
Dean Riedel and Dean Webber also commented briefly on the expansion of the
Health Sciences Centre. 7213.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
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) Three non-credit courses in connection with the proposal of the Faculty of
Applied Science to establish Co-operative Education Programs.
(P.7198-7200 & 7207-8)
(ii) Limitation of enrolment for the first two years of the B.Com. degree,
recommended by the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.  (P.7196)
(iii) Three non-credit courses in connection with the proposal of the Faculty of
Forestry to establish Co-operative Education Programs.  (P.7198—7200 & 7207—8)
(iv) Ph.D. program in South Asian Studies, recommended by the Faculty of Graduate
Studies.  (P.7198 & 7207)
(v) Statement of affiliation between The University of British Columbia and the City
of Vancouver relating to the interests of the Schools of the Health Sciences and
the City of Vancouver Health Department.  (P.7201-4)
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Will     ) That  the  new  awards  (listed  in  Appendix 'A')  be
Dr. Shaw     ) accepted subject to the approval of the Board of
Governors and that letters of thanks be sent to the
In reply to a query concerning the International House Leadership Bursaries, the
Chairman stated that "leadership" appeared to be the only qualification required in
order to obtain one of those bursaries.
It was suggested that the ad hoc Committee to Review Student Awards should
address itself to the question of scholarships and bursaries that were not academic in
nature. Dean Beagrie, Chairman of the committee, stated that the committee had
already considered that question.
The motion was put and carried.
Annual Financial Report of the University, March 31, 1979
As requested under Section 32 of the Universities Act, the Board of Governors had
forwarded to Senate copies of the Annual Financial Report, Balance Sheet and Financial
Statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1979. 7214.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
Report of the Senate Curriculum Committee   (see Appendix 'B')
Dr. Wisenthal presented the report. The committee recommended approval of
new courses and course changes, a new Major in Speech Sciences and a B.F.A. program
in Theatre submitted by the Faculty of Arts, and curriculum changes and a new course
submitted by the Faculty of Education.
The committee recommended the following in connection with the submissions
from the Faculty of Arts:
1. that Geography 212 and 213 be approved subject to approval by the
Faculty of Science; and
2. that a section on English Composition be withheld for further revision
(at the request of the Faculty of Arts).
Dr. Wisenthal also pointed out that approval of changes to Geography 214 implied
approval of Soil Science 214 (Ife) Forest and Agricultural Climatology. Approval of Soil
Science 214 had been withheld at the April 18, 1979 meeting of Senate pending
submission of changes to Geography 214.
Dr. Wisenthal
Dean Will
Dr. Wisenthal
Dean Will
Dr. Wisenthal
Dean Will
Dr. Wisenthal
Dr. Bentley
That the new courses and course changes
submitted by the Faculty of Arts be approved.
That the proposal of the Faculty of Arts to
offer a Major in Speech Sciences through the
Department of Linguistics be approved.
That the proposal of the Faculty of Arts to
offer a B.F.A. program in Theatre be
That curriculum changes and a new course
submitted by the Faculty of Education be
The attention of Senate was drawn to the fact that one of the courses just
approved by Senate was already being offered.
The Chairman confirmed that until courses had been approved by Senate they
could not be offered. 7215.
Wednesday,  September   12,   1979.
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
Proposal to establish The Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Chair in Accounting
Dean Lusztig     ) That   The   Arthur   Andersen   &   Co.,   Alumni
Dean Lysyk ) Chair   in  Accounting   be   established   at   The
University of British Columbia.
It was stated in the proposal that the Chair had been made possible by capital
grants from the Arthur Andersen Foundation, from partners and from Alumni and was
aimed at supporting the scholarly activities of the Faculty of Commerce and Business
The motion was put and carried.
Faculty of Dentistry
Promotional Criteria
The Faculty of Dentistry recommended that the current regulation concerning the
granting of supplemental examinations, i.e. "(provided)... has been attained", be
replaced by:
"(provided) the following conditions have been met:
a) In any year, an average of at least 60% in the work of the year including the failed
subjects has been attained.
b) FirstYear:    -   (i)      not    more    than    two    failures    among    ANAT 400, 401,
PATH 401, PHYL 400.
(ii)     not more than one failure among ORBI 410, 41 I, REST 410.
Second Year:-   (i)      not  more than  two failures among ANAT 425, MICB 425,
PCOL 425, PHYL 425.
(ii) not more than two failures among ORBI 420,421,
ORME 420, 421, 422, ORSU 420, 421, ORTH 420, PCDH 420,
REST 424.
(iii)    not more than two failures among REST 420, 421, 422, 423.
Third and
Fourth years:- not more than three failures in each year."
Dean Beagrie     ) That the proposal of the Faculty of Dentistry
Dr. Spitler ) concerning Promotional Criteria be approved.
Carried 7216.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
Reports on Certificate and Diploma Programs
Senate at its meeting of April 20, 1977 requested that University departments
responsible for certificate and diploma programs report to Senate annually on these
The following reports had been circulated for information:-
Centre for Continuing Education
Certificate Program in Criminology
The Certificate Program in Criminology is a program of guided independent
study offered by the Centre for Continuing Education in cooperation with
the academic departments concerned. The program is designed to enable
participants to develop a broad theoretical foundation in criminology on a
part—time basis.
Although intended primarily for working officers in the police forces,
correction services, and custodial institutions, court workers and persons
seeking employment in these areas are making increasing use of the
program. The shift to pre-employment training has gradually increased to a
point where over half the students taking the program are either simply
interested in the subject or hoping to find employment.
During the year all the students previously admitted to the program were
contacted. As a result, 71 have been deemed inactive either because we
were unable to contact them or because they advised that they do not plan
to complete the program.
Of the 121 students on record as of March 31, 1979, 49 have completed one
or more courses, 49 are currently enrolled in a course, and two have
completed all requirements and are eligible for the Certificate. Further
statistical data on the active students follows.
A Provincial Coordinating Committee on Justice Education was recently
established and efforts to coordinate and articulate programs throughout the
Province are now under way. Participation in the work of this Committee
should afford an opportunity for the UBC guided independent study program
in criminology to correlate its offerings with those of other B.C.
institutions. 7217.
Wednesday,  September   12,   1979.
Reports on Certificate and Diploma Programs
Centre for Continuing Education
Certificate Program in Criminology   (continued)
Student Statistics as of March 31, 1979
Total,  Sept.   1/75 - Mar.  31/79    192
Less:     Inactive Students
(determined by survey,
February  1979) 71
Students on record,  Mar.  31/79    121
Progress of students on record
Eligible for Certificate
Active in one or more courses
Partially completed but not
currently registered in a course
Admitted but not yet registered
in a course
Time—expired or withdrawn from
a course
Status of Partially Completed Students
Those completed or granted advance
credit in:
1  course
2 courses
3 courses
4 courses
Geographic Distribution of students
British Columbia:
Greater Vancouver 44
Interior 41
Vancouver Island 11
Alberta 7
Saskatchewan 3
Manitoba I
Ontario 4
Nova Scotia I
Newfoundland I
Northwest Territories 6
Yukon 3
Occupation of Students
Police Forces 36
Probation Services 4
Corrections 4
Community Service Workers 6
Teachers 3
Conservation Officers 2
Sheriff's Office I
Miscellaneous 14
Unknown 51
49 7218.
Wednesday,  September   12,   1979.
Reports on Certificate and Diploma Programs
Centre for Continuing Education    (continued)
Diploma Program in Administration for Engineers
This diploma program is offered jointly by the Faculty of Applied Science and the
Centre for Continuing Education.
1. There were thirty-two admissions into the program this year. Of these
twenty-three were in Greater Vancouver and nine at interior locations.
2. Total enrolment in the program since its inception in 1968 now stands at 898.
3. Sixty-two graduates have received their Diploma in Administration for
Engineers to date.
4. There were 543 registrants for the twenty courses offered on-campus and in
the Greater Vancouver area.
5. The expansion of the program in non-metropolitan areas continued this year,
with two new locations being served (Cranbrook and Prince Rupert), providing
a total of twenty-one courses (registering 425 participants) in fourteen
locations throughout the interior and on Vancouver Island. It is noteworthy
that 44% of this year's participation in continuing engineering education has
been in out—of—town locations a strong indication of the utility of the
distance-education systems which are increasingly being employed to provide
professional development opportunities which would otherwise only be
available on campus. This effort was assisted by a grant from the Interior
University Programs Board.
Certificate Program in Early Childhood Education
This Certificate Program in Early Childhood Education is offered by the Centre
for Continuing Education in cooperation with the Faculty of Education.
1. There are at present 320 registered candidates in the Program and 103
Certificates have been awarded.
2. Cooperative programs were offered with the University of Victoria, the
Ministry of Human Resources, the Childrens' Play Resource Centre and the
B.C. Pre-School Teachers' Association.
3. The Director of the Certificate Program was appointed to the Education
Advisory Committee of the Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board
as well as Editor-in-Chief of the B.C. Pre-School Teacher (the official
journal of the B.C. Pre-School Teachers' Association).
4. A grant from the Interior University Programs Board permitted the
development of two courses by guided independent study. These courses were
developed in conjunction with the Guided Independent Study Division.
5. In celebration of The International Year of the Child, the Early Childhood
Division cosponsored two major conferences. "The Canadian Child: Indulged
or Endangered?" was the theme of a B.C. Pre-School Teachers' Association
Conference in May and in cooperation with the Children's Play Resource
Centre, a Conference addressed the theme, "Play:  The Work of the Child". Enrolment
not offered
not offered
Wednesday,  September   12,   1979.
Reports on Certificate and Diploma Programs   (continued)
Faculty of Education
Diploma Programs offered by the Faculty of Education 1978-79
Education of Children with
Learning Disorders
Education of the Deaf
Education of the Mentally Retarded
Education of Young Children
English Education (Elementary)
Diploma in Adult Education
Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Values Education
Dr. Wisenthal drew attention to the non-credit courses being offered through
the Centre for Continuing Education and queried whether these offerings were
adequately representative of the academic enterprise at U.B.C.
Dr. MacDougall, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Continuing
Education, stated that one of the things the committee wished to do was to review
the general policy of the University in regard to non-credit courses. He stated
that the document referred to was not a reflection of all of the non—credit
offerings at U.B.C. since there were a large number given by various Faculties.
He felt that a more articulate policy should be developed concerning the programs
offered on a non-credit basis and that perhaps it was time for a reaffirmation of
what the policy should be.
Senate agreed that the question be referred to the Senate Committee on
Continuing Education.
Report from St. Mark's College
The   following   report   from   St.   Mark's   College   was   presented   to   Senate   in
accordance with the regulation in the Affiliation Agreement of January 18, 1978 which
requires that a theological college "shall submit a resume of its academic operations to
the Senate annually":-
"The academic operations of St. Mark's College during the year 1978-79 followed
in main the program of study offered in the 1978-79 Calendar. 7220.
Wednesday,  September   12,   1979.
Report from St. Mark's College   (continued)
Continuing Education is part of the purpose of the College and the implementation
of the purpose is accepted by the faculty.
The library holdings in St. Mark's library are approximately 10,000 volumes.
Further statements on library policy are contained in the Calendar. The library
holdings are source materials, monographs, biographies, and periodicals
predominantly catholic in orientation. They supplement the University general
The College this year sponsored:
a seminar for the medical community entitled "The Bent Twig Syndrome — the
Physician at Risk", at the University of British Columbia and St. Paul's
Hospital, Vancouver, B.C.
a public address at the University of British Columbia presenting the Rector
of the Catholic University of Lublin.
The faculty of St. Mark's College appreciates its seat on the Senate of the
University as an opportunity to learn about the functioning of this University and
as a forum for contributing to policy on this campus.
A faculty member of the College was teaching in the Faculty of Arts this year.
This represents a fundamental intention of the College to enter into and
contribute to the essential life and work of the University of British Columbia.
St. Mark's College also provides Catholic chaplaincy services to the University
Community. For information on activities of the Chaplaincy and the Newman
Centre contact members of the College."
Other business
Teaching Assistants
In reply to a query concerning the wage scales for Teaching Assistants the
Chairman stated that this matter was not within the jurisdiction of Senate.
New courses and course deletions
Dr. Shaw suggested that it would be helpful if the Senate Curriculum Committee
could keep a summary of new courses and course deletions both in terms of the
number of courses and the number of units involved.
The Chairman stated that although the final enrolment figures for the 1979-80
Winter Session would not be available until after December I, 1979 he felt confident
that enrolment would be up this year, mainly due to U.B.C.'s high academic standards. 7221.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
Other Business   (continued)
Research Park
The Chairman informed Senate that the concept of a research park on campus was
first raised more than two years ago, in 1977, and had since been widely discussed at
the University. On the basis of these discussions, negotiations were started with the
provincial government, and these were now entering their final stages.
In June 1977 each faculty was asked to provide the President's office with
comments and views about the concept of a research (or discovery) park on campus.
The replies were uniformly positive. They were summarized and forwarded to the
Minister of Education and formed the basis for discussions with various agencies of
the provincial government.
In February 1978, the President met with his Executive Committee on Research
and in April 1978 with his Advisory Board on Grants, Contracts and Research Policy.
He noted that these two committees are broadly representative of researchers across
the campus and their primary function is to advise the President on matters of policy
affecting research on campus. The purpose of these meetings was to bring the
members of the committees up to date on the discussions with the provincial
government and to discuss the implications of the proposed park on research and
other activities at UBC. Both committees responded enthusiastically, particularly in
relation to the opportunities that the park would provide to increase the interaction
between researchers from UBC with those from other sectors.
In April 1978 the President also sought the advice of the Committee of Deans,
with whom he discussed the proposed site of the research park and who made several
recommendations which were carried into the negotiations with the provincial
Finally, in the fall of 1978, the President established an ad hoc committee on the
UBC Discovery Park. The report of this committee summarized the hopes and
concerns of the university community and provided the President with a set of
guidelines which formed the basis of all subsequent discussion, and which reflected in
a major way the final agreement, outlined below:
The idea behind the Discovery Park concept is two fold. First, such parks
will be dedicated to attracting sophisticated, high-technology industry to
British Columbia. This will assist in the diversification of our economy,
which is now heavily based on the extraction of natural resources. Second,
the park will provide career opportunities for our graduates, so that more of
them will remain in the province; it will also provide expanded research
opportunities for students and faculty at UBC. 7222.
Wednesday,  September   12,   1979.
Other Business
Research Park
The B.C. Development Corporation, an arm of the provincial government,
has established a subsidiary known as Discovery Park Industries Ltd. The
University is negotiating with the government through Discovery Park
Industries Ltd. to establish the conditions under which the University will
provide a block of land on campus running south from 16th Avenue to the
TRIUMF site, between Wesbrook Mall and the start of the University
Endowment Lands. This strip of land totals 58 acres, 12 of which are
already occupied by B.C. Research.
Among the details which are now nearing agreement by both sides are:
Ownership of the land will remain with UBC but the land will be leased
to Discovery Park Industries Ltd.
The University will be represented on a board of management
responsible for the day to day administration of Discovery Park.
The University will have to approve all tenants, thus ensuring research
undertaken will be related to University interests and expertise.
Naturally, the University will look most favorably on those applicants
whose work will encourage fellowships, student aid and student summer
Plans for all buildings must be approved by the University.
Any land not used by Discovery Park Industries Ltd. within 15 years will
automatically revert to the University.
All buildings constructed at Discovery Park UBC will become the
property of the University at the termination of the lease.
All Discovery Park UBC facilities will be open for inspection by
University officials at any time.
All tenants must meet UBC standards with respect to environmental
and pollution control.
Any expenses associated with the removal of University buildings,
properties, services, etc. to other University areas will be borne by the
developer at no expense to UBC.
Discovery Park UBC will be dedicated to high-level research. When it is
fully operational, it could provide work and research opportunities for up to
1,000 people. It is expected to provide good opportunities for interaction
between the University community, industry and government.
Engineering students - electric car
Dean Wedepohl  informed Senate that every five years competitions were held
amongst University engineering faculties in the United States and Canada.   He stated
that in the most recent competition the engineering students from the Faculty of
Applied Science had won first prize for innovation and came second in the electric
car division.
Senate expressed its congratulations. 7223.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
Report of the Tributes Committee
Dr. Bourne presented the report of the Tributes Committee.    Members of the
gallery were asked to leave.
Memorial Minutes
The following memorial statements had been prepared in accordance with the
custom of Senate in recognition by the University and the Senate of the late Ralph
Duncan James and the late Charlotte S. Black.
He had just reached the traditional three score and ten years, but none of us
expected that Ralph James would leave us so soon. His unexpected death at his home
on Salt Spring Island on May 19, 1979, shocked and saddened us all greatly.
In 1973, Ralph James retired as Head of the Mathematics Department at UBC
after holding that position for 25 years, one year before his official retirement as
Professor of Mathematics, to co-ordinate activities for the 1974 International
Mathematics Congress held in Vancouver. He continued to teach at UBC for two
further years.
Born in Liverpool, England, he spent most of his life in Vancouver. He graduated
from UBC with first class honours in Mathematics. He remained for a Master's
degree and then went to the University of Chicago, where he completed his Ph.D
under Leonard Eugene Dickson.
Awarded a two-year National Research Council (U.S.) Postdoctoral Fellowship, he
spent one year at Cal Tech with E. T. Bell and one year at Cambridge with G. H.
Hardy. He taught for five years at the University of California at Berkeley, after
which he accepted an invitation to join the Faculty of the University of
Saskatchewan.  He became Professor and Head in 1939 at the age of 30 years.
In 1943 Dean Daniel Buchanan invited Ralph James to UBC as Professor of
Mathematics. In the same year he was elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of
Canada. He assumed the Headship of the UBC Mathematics Department in 1948.
During the next 25 years, under his distinguished leadership, the Department grew not
only in numbers but in quality and reputation.
Ralph left his mark indelibly on the mathematical scene in British Columbia. He
took a very active part in the revision of the school curriculum and was made an
Honorary Member of the B.C. Teachers' Federation and Honorary President of the
B.C. Association of Mathematics Teachers. He was the founding president of the
B.C Committee on the Undergraduate Programme in Mathematics.
From 1957 to 1962 he was Editor-in-Chief of the American Mathematical
Monthly, and was a staunch supporter of the Canadian Mathematical Congress,
serving as its President from 1961 to 1963. For many years he was a member of the
Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Mathematics. He was instrumental in the
formation of an Institute of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at UBC. 7224.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
Report of the Tributes Committee
Memorial Minutes    (continued)
In the classroom, he was a dedicated and devoted teacher, constantly searching
for novel and significant improvements in the dialogue which occurs between teacher
and student. He was concerned about the learning of every one of his students; he
was ever on the alert for the little fire of genius that appeared from time to time in
unsuspected ways.
Ralph James served his university very well in many capacities. He was on many
important committees, and he was a member of Senate for 13 consecutive years. He
represented the Faculty of Graduate Studies from 1950 to 1957, and the Faculty of
Arts and Sciences from 1957 to 1963.
He was well known in Faculty meetings where he was an articulate and forceful
debater, a telling critic, and an aggressive proponent of his well thought-out views
and principles. Underneath the facade, however, he was a humane and human being
of gentleness, compassion, sensitivity, intelligence and integrity.
Senate extends to his wife, Rose, and to the other members of his family its
deepest sympathy.
Charlotte Black, Emerita Professor of Home Economics, died on May II, 1979
after a lengthy illness.
With a B.Sc. in Home Economics from the University of Manitoba in 1925, Miss
Black taught in the Vancouver schools until 1939 when she became Provincial
Supervisor of Home Economics for the Department of Education. She completed a
Master of Arts degree at Columbia University and became an instructor in Home
Management at the University of Washington from 1941 until 1943. Miss Black
returned to Vancouver to The University of British Columbia as an Assistant
Professor in the Department of Home Economics in the year that it was established;
in 1948 she became Department Head. Charlotte Black took the lead in the
development of Home Economics at U.B.C, saw the faculty strength rise from two to
twelve and its change to a School occupying a newly constructed building in 1949.
Miss Black held leadership positions in a number of professional and community
organizations. She was Chairman of the Scholarship Committee of the Canadian
Dietetic Association; President of the Vancouver and District Home Economics
Association 1945-46; President of the B.C. branch of the Canadian Association of
Consumers in 1954; from 1950-52 she served as second Vice President of the
Canadian Federation of University Women and from 1952-53 as first Vice President.
Miss Black was a founding member of the Canadian Home Economics Association
and served as the Secretary from 1939 until 1941. She also served four years as the
Chairman of the Education Committee and four years as the Chairman of the
Constitution Committee. In 1953, she represented Canada as a Delegate to the
International Congress of Home Economics in Edinburgh. She was Chairman of the
Convention Committee when C. H. E. A. met in Vancouver in 1956. 7225.
Wednesday, September  12,   1979.
Report of the Tributes Committee
Memorial Minutes   (continued)
In 1964, the Canadian Home Economics Association presented Charlotte Black
with the Honour Award in recognition of her dedication to her profession.
After her resignation in 1965, Miss Black enjoyed her home and community
activities. Although troubled by polio for many years, she remained active until last
year when she became seriously ill.
All of Charlotte Black's associates and students have benefited from her
friendship, dedication, and professionalism.
The Senate expresses its sympathy to her sister, Dr. Elinor Black of Winnipeg, and
brother Dr. Donald Black of Kelowna.
Dr. Bourne      ) That    the   memorial    statements   for   Ralph
Dean Will ) Duncan   James   and   Charlotte   S.   Black   be
spread on the minutes of Senate and that a
copy be sent to their relatives.
The meeting adjourned at 10.00 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 1979.
Chairman 7226.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
New awards recommended to Senate
The Boots Prize - A prize of $250, established by Boots Drug Stores (Western)
Ltd., to be awarded to an outstanding student in the Ambulatory Clinical
Clerkship course in the final year of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The Delta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society Bursary - A bursary totalling
$100 has been made available by the Delta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society
International, an honorary society of women educators. The award is intended to
assist visually impaired students and will be made on the recommendation of the
Head of the Crane Library. Preference will be given to a student from British
The India Club of Vancouver Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of $250 has
been made available by the India Club of Vancouver to assist a student
demonstrating academic excellence.
International House Leadership Bursaries - Five bursaries in the amount of $2,000
each will be made available by the Board of Directors of International House. The
awards will be made to students making a major contribution to the life of
International House. Recipients of the awards can be either Canadian or
International students who can assume leadership responsibilities in International
House. The awards will be made on the recommendation of the Executive
The B. C. Telephone NITEP Bursaries - Bursaries to a total of $3,250 have been
provided by the British Columbia Telephone Company to assist Native Indian
students in the NITEP program. The awards are available to both status and
non—status Indians and will be awarded in consultation with the Faculty of
The R. F. Osborne Book Prize - A book prize of $50, in recognition of Robert F.
Osborne's long and dedicated service to Physical Education, will be awarded
annually to a student in the B.P.E. or the B.R.E. degree program, with general
academic proficiency, leadership and service in the field of Physical Education or
The Dr. William Arthur Paskins Memorial Fellowship - A fellowship in the amount
of approximately $4,000 per annum has been made available by the late
Mrs. Nellie Whiddon. The fellowship will be used to support a student engaged in a
full—time internship in Clinical Psychology at the Health Sciences Centre
Hospital. Candidates for the fellowship should have completed all requirements
for the Ph.D. degree. The award will be made on the recommendation of the
Department of Psychiatry in agreement with the Department of Psychology.
The Earl R. Peterson Memorial Scholarship in Civil Engineering - One or more
scholarships to a total of approximately $ 1, 100 are offered annually and
established as a tribute to the memory and achievement of the late Earl R.
Peterson, 1948 Civil Engineering graduate, and former Director, Water Resources
Branch, Inland Waters Directorate, Environment Canada, by his wife, Jean
Peterson. The awards will be made to students with strong academic backgrounds
undertaking graduate work in Water Resources on the recommendation of the
Department of Civil Engineering. 7227.
Wednesday,  September   12,   1979.
New awards recommended to Senate (continued)
The C. S. Samis Award - An award in the amount of $225 has been made available
in honour of Professor C. S. Samis who retired from the Department of Metallurgy
in 1977. The award will be made to a student entering third or fourth year in the
Department of Metallurgy, who has demonstrated leadership and active
participation in the activities of the Department. The award will be made on the
recommendation of the Department of Metallurgy. 7228.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
Course and curriculum proposals
Anthropology and Sociology
New course ANTH 341   (Ife/3)  Material Culture of Selected Areas
Change ANTH 331   - change in title and description
Asian Studies
New course
New course
JAPN 280 (6)   Intensive Summer course in Intermediate
CLST 303 (I fe-6) Life and Society in Classical Antiquity
ECON 438
ENGL 201 - change in description
329, 404 - change in title
Under "Special Major Program in English Language" in Calendar add:  English 478
Fine Arts
New course
New courses
Germanic Studies
FINA 271 - change in number, title and description
(formerly Fine Arts 171)
FINA 471
FREN 305 (3)   Techniques of Oral Expression in French
FREN 420, 421 - change in units from (3) to (lfe/3)
GEOG 357 (life) Introduction to Social and Behavioural
GEOG 415 (life) Classification and Mapping of Vegetation
GEOG 212, 213 - change in hours and prerequisite
214 - change in title and description
GMST 201, 303, 401 - change in title and description
Hispanic and Italian Studies
Change Italian 310 changed to Italian Studies 310 7229.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
FACULTY OF ARTS (continued)
Addition of course descriptions for History 237, 303, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 313,
314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 338, 350, 370, 371,
372, 373, 374, 400, 401, 404, 405, 406, 407, 410, 413, 418, 419, 420, 422, 423, 424,
425, 426, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 447, 450, 470.
Home Economics
Changes HMEC 100, 456 - change in prerequisites
International Relations
Change in Program requirements:
Requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts:
Major - First and Second Years:
Majors must take two of the following three courses, and it is
recommended that they take all three. They can make up a
prerequisite in their third year.
Economics 100
History 125
Political Science 204
Other relevant (but not required) courses:
Anthropology 202
Asian Studies 105, I 15, 206
Geography 200, 201 (Ife units each)
Political Science 200, 201, 202, 203 (Ife units each)
Slavonic Studies 105, 205
New course LING 312 (Ife)  Introduction to Phonetics
New course Music 164(1)  Stage Band
Changes Music 100, 200 - change in description
Change in degree requirements:
Under "Major in Voice" change the Third Year entry to read:
(300)  Theory of Music III 3
(347)  VOICE (Recital) 4
(306)  Conducting 2
(424)  History of Vocal Music 3
Large Ensemble I
Italian 3
16 7230.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
Change in degree requirements:  (continued)
Under "Major in General Music" change the Fourth Year entry to read:
New course
New courses
Concentration Field
Secondary Field
Class Brass-Percussion
Large Ensemble
Music Elective
Elective in Arts
PHIL 407 (Ife)  Bio-Medical Ethics
THTR 250 (3) Introduction to Technical Theatre
THTR 251 (3) Technical Theatre Practice
THTR 262 (3) Speech and Movement
THTR 370 (3) Tutorial in Acting
THTR 371 (3) Tutorial in Design and Technical Theatre
THTR 470 (3) Advanced Tutorial in Acting
THTR 471 (3) Advanced Tutorial in Design and Technical
Changes  to  the  introductory  passages  of  the  Faculty of  Arts section  of  the
Calendar.  (See pages 59-62 of the 1978-79 Calendar for the present entries)
p. 60-a, replace from line 9 the following (which removes one paragraph):
Students should note that the Majors and Honours programs in most
fields require that certain prerequisite courses be taken in the first
and/or second years. See the regulations for individual programs
given below under Programs in the Faculty of Arts.
Once registered in a particular program of study, a student must
report in person to the Office of the Senior Faculty Adviser
(Room 207 in the Buchanan Building), to make a change in the
program of study. All changes in a program of study must be made
before the end of the second week of classes in each term.
p.   60-a,   replace   "Enrolment   in   Third   and  Fourth  Year   Courses"   with:
Enrolment in a Major or Honours Program:
Students may enrol in a Major or Honours program when they:
(i)    have completed 30 units from lists A and B or,
(ii)   are registered in courses which complete 30 units from these
lists and
(iii) have completed the prerequisite(s). 7231.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
Changes  to  the  introductory  passages  of  the  Faculty of  Arts section  of  the
Calendar,  (continued)
p.  60-a,  under "Attendance",  insert the following between  the first two
 return to classes.
Missing a December or April Examination
A student who misses an examination	
p. 61-a, under "Literature Requirement", substitute the following from
line 3:
  This requirement may be met by taking English at the 200 level
(normally in the second year) or a course in literature (including
literature in translation and Women's Studies 224) offered by another
Department of the Faculty.   The following courses	
pp. 61-a-b, 62a, replace the entire section, which begins with "Course
Selection: First Year" and concludes with "List B", with the
In meeting the preliminary requirements the student will normally
arrange a first-year course of study which will satisfy the Faculty of
Arts requirements - English, Science and, when necessary, language
other than English, see above. The student then will normally
choose other courses from List A to bring the total number of units
to 15.
Special arrangements apply to students who take Arts One. See Arts
One below, under Programs in the Faculty of Arts.
Language other than English (if required; language courses listed in
List A may be taken in the Second Year).
English at the 200 level or other course satisfying literature
requirement (see above).
A number of elective courses to bring the total number of units to
15. These second year electives are normally chosen from Lists A
and B, unless they form part of the student's Major or Honours
Note: there are prerequisites for most of the courses in List B.
Consult course descriptions under the Courses of Instruction
section of this Calendar before drawing up a program. 7232.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
FACULTY OF ARTS (continued)
New program - Linguistics
Major in Speech Sciences
First and Second Years:
Mathematics 100 and 101
3 units in Physics
3 units in Biology
Second Year:
Linguistics 200
Psychology 200
Third and Fourth Years:
Linguistics 300
Linguistics 310
Linguistics 350
Linguistics 400
Linguistics 410
Linguistics 301 or Linguistics 401
At least three additional units selected from:
Psychology 301, 304, 313 and 326
Note:     Students majoring in Speech Sciences should be aware
that Linguistics 301, 319 and 401 are necessary for
graduate studies in Linguistics.
New program - B.F.A. program in Theatre
The program leading to the B.F.A. degree normally consists of four years of
study. The first year of the Design/Technical program is in fact the first
year of the B.A. program. The first year of the Acting program is similar,
but will include Theatre 200. Application to enter the B.F.A. program
proper is to be made in early April of the student's first year. The number
of places available in the program is strictly limited; hence entry into the
program is by selection. Unsuccessful applicants will be able to continue
into the second year of the B.A. program. In exceptional circumstances,
candidates will be considered at the end of the second year of the B.A.
program. Students who have been admitted to the B.F.A. program may
revert to the B.A. program if this is advisable at the end of the second year.
Requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts:
Theatre, Acting branch
First Year: Theatre 120 and 200
Second Year: Theatre 261 /262
Third Year: Theatre 310, 361 /362 and 370
Fourth Year: Theatre 320, 461 /462 and 470 7233.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
New program - B.F.A. program in Theatre
Requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts:  (continued)
Theatre, Design/Technical Theatre branch
First Year: Theatre 120
Second Year: Theatre 250/251
Third Year: Theatre 310, 405 and 371
Fourth Year: Theatre 320 and 471, plus a minimum of
two courses chosen from Theatre 400, 450,
455, 505 or 506 (with special permission).
Note:    Enrolment in the B.F.A. is limited.  For detailed information, consult
the Department's Handbook.
B.F.A., Acting - Curriculum:
First Year
Second Year
Third Year
Fourth Year
English 100
Theatre 120
Theatre 200
English Lit.
Theatre 261/*262
Theatre 310
Theatre 361/362
* Theatre 370
Theatre 320
Theatre 461/462
* Theatre 470
B.F.A., Design/Technical Theatre - Curriculum:
First Year
Second Year
Third Year
Fourth Year
English 100
Theatre 120
English Lit.
* Theatre 250/251
Theatre 310
Theatre 405
*Thtr. Tutorial 371
Theatre 320
*Thtr. Tutorial 471
Theatre 400, 449, 455; 505 or 506 (6)
Elective (3)
New Courses - See page 7230 7234.
Wednesday,  September  12,   1979.
APPENDIX 'B'    (continued)
Changes Major in Art Education
Philosophy 31 I added to Third Year, now reads:
"Third Year:  Fine Arts 339 or Philosophy 311: ..."
Deletion Education 432 (3)  Adolescent Psychology
New course Education 432 (3)  The Supervision of Teaching


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