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 Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
The eighth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of
British Columbia for the Session 1968-69 was held on Wednesday, April 30,
1969 at 8:00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:  President W. H. Gage (Chairman), Dean W. M. Armstrong,
Dr. C S. Belshaw, Mr. S. Black, Dr. M. Bloom, Mr. C. B. Bourne, Mr. F.
K. Bowers, Mr. D. M. Brousson, Mr. F. J. Cairnie, Mr. C. M. Campbell Jr.,
Dr. S. D. Cavers, Dr. R. M. Clark, Dean I. McT. Cowan, Dean G. F. Curtis,
Mr. W. Ferguson, Dr. S. M. Friedman, Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Dr. W. C
Gibson, Mr. J. Guthrie, Dr. N. A. Hall, Mr. J. S. Keate, Dr. D. T. Kenny,
Dr. P. Larkin, Rev. E. C. LeBel, Dean S. W. Leung, Mr. K. M. Lysyk,
Dean Helen McCrae, Dean J. F. McCreary, Dr. C. A. McDowell, Dr. J. R.
Mcintosh, Mrs. H. J. MacKay, Mr. I. S. McNairn, Mr. K. Martin, Mr. J. R.
Meredith, Mr. D. F. Miller, Dr. F. A. Morrison, Dr. J. M. Norris,
Dr. H. P. Oberlander, Dean V. J. Okulitch, Dr. G. J. Parfitt, Dr. A. J.
Renney, Mr. J. V. Rogers, Dr. G. Rosenbluth, Mr. S. Rush, Dr. A. D. Scott,
Dean M. Shaw, Acting Dean C. E. Smith, Dr. J. H. G. Smith, Mr. B. Stuart-
Stubbs, Dr. G. H. N. Towers, Mr. M. Waldman, Mrs. B. E. Wales, Dr. H. V.
Warren, Dr. Wm. A. Webber, Dean P. H. White, Mr. D. R. Williams, Rev.
R. A. Wilson, Dean J. H. Young, Dr. S. H. Zbarsky.
Observers: Mr. J. A. Banham, Mr. T. A. Myers, Mr. G. R. Selman
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor J. M. Buchanan, Mr. R. M. Bibbs, Dr. J. D. Chapman, Dr. D. H.
Copp, The Hon. Howard C. Green, Dr. H. L. Keenleyside, Mr. S. S. Lefeaux,
The Hon. Mr. Justice J. A. Macdonald, Mr. D. F. Manders, Dean B. E. Riedel,
Dr. R. F. Sharp, and Dr. R. W. Stewart
The Chairman opened the meeting by welcoming Reverend Reginald
Wilson who would be Acting Principal of Union College during Reverend
Taylor's leave of absence from May 1, to December 31, 1969.  Reverend
Wilson would be replacing Reverend Taylor during this period as the
representative of Union College on the University Senate.
Attention was drawn to the fact that this was the first meeting
of Senate following the appointment of the Chairman Walter H. Gage Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
as President.  Congratulations and good wishes on behalf of the Alumni
and the members of Senate was followed by vigorous applause.
After thanking the members of Senate for their good wishes, the
President congratulated Mr. Mark Waldman, a student Senator, on his
being awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Norris) That the Minutes oh the seventh
Dr. Clark ) regular meeting oh Senate h°i the
Session 196%-69 having been
circulated, be taken as read and
Resolution of Senate that the Comparative Content of
Degrees and Diplomas Granted by the University be Reviewed.
Senate agreed to the recommendation of the Senate Agenda Committee
that this item be referred to the Committee of Deans.
Committee on Prizes ? Scholarships and Bursaries
Dr. Morrison) That the new awards and changes in
Dean Young   ) awards shown in Appendix A be accepted,
subject to the approval oh the Board
oh Governors, and that letters oh thanks
be sent to the donors.
Memorial Statement on President Emeritus Leonard Sylvanus Klinck
The Tributes Committee, chaired by Dean Curtis, had prepared the
following statement in accordance with the custom of Senate, in
recognition by the University and the Senate of the late President
Emeritus Leonard Sylvanus Klinck: Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Leonard Sylvanus Klinck, one of the truly great
Builders of The University of British Columbia, died
March 27th, 1969, at the age of ninety-two in his home
in West Vancouver.
Born at Victoria Square, Ontario, in 1877, Klinck
developed in his early years a love of the land to which
he remained faithful throughout his life. His first degree
in agriculture was granted by the Ontario Agricultural
College in 1903. He continued his studies at the University
of Minnesota and at Iowa State College, where he received an
M.S.A. in 1905 and a D.Sc. in 1920.
In his early years he was actively engaged in farming.
For three years, before his advanced studies, he served as a
school teacher.  In 1904 he joined the staff of Iowa State
College as a Lecturer in Agronomy but soon moved to Macdonald
College in Quebec, where he became Professor of Cereal Husbandry
in 1905.
His first visit to Vancouver was in 1914, when he
collaborated with President Wesbrook in planning the future
University and, especially, choosing the site for the Faculty
of Agriculture.  So fruitful was this collaboration that Klinck
was forthwith invited to become Professor of Agronomy and the
first Dean of Agriculture, in fact, the first appointment to
the staff of the University.  In consequence, he moved to
Vancouver later in the same year and thus began an association Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Memorial Statement on President Emeritus Leonard
Sylvanus Klinck  (Continued)
with this University that he never abandoned.
When President Wesbrook fell ill, it was natural
for Klinck, as his major adviser, to be appointed Acting
President by the Board of Governors; upon the death of his
friend and colleague, he became second President of the
University in 1919.
From that year until his retirement in 1944 President
Klinck led The University of British Columbia.  They were
difficult years.  He supervised the physical building of the
University, he engaged in a continuous struggle for financial
support, he weathered the heavy storms of the insolvent
thirties, he maintained the University as a vital force
during the Second World War; from all these tribulations he
emerged with a merited reputation as a superb President,
respected by all. Upon his retirement, a grateful University
bestowed upon him the degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa;
the Latin appendage has special significance.
A clear-headed administrator and a devoted servant of
education in its broadest sense, he gathered a Faculty of
extraordinary teachers to whom the older graduates of this
University continue to refer with awe. He insisted that the
University must serve the people of the Province as widely
as possible and to this end he founded the Department of
University Extension. Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Memorial Statement on President Emeritus Leonard
Sylvanus Klinck  (Continued)
He stood for sound education, for teaching of distinction,
for quality in research, and, as much as possible, for the
academic and social integration of the various Faculties.
The University that he bequeathed to his successor had
been firmly placed on the road to greatness. He was a
pioneer with vision and his name will never be forgotten
on this campus or, indeed, in this Province.
President Emeritus Klinck left a son and a widow.
To them the University conveys its respects and its sympathy.
Dean Curtis)      That this Memorial Statement be
Dr. Warren )      spread on the Minutes oh Senate
and that a copy be sent to close
Committee on Recreation
The ad hoc Committee on Recreation as requested by Senate (see
Minutes p.5001) had studied the existing programme in Recreation
offered by the School of Physical Education and Recreation in relation
to other programmes in such areas as Community Planning, Forestry and
Agriculture and now unanimously recommended that the appropriate
degree for students taking this programme is the Bachelor of Recreation
Education (B.R.E.)
The committee planned to meet further during the summer to prepare
a short report for Senate in order to define the demand for training
in Recreation Resources Management, and to suggest the most appropriate
organization for education of students interested in this field of endeavour. Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Committee on Recreation (Continued)
The Committee had noted that it may be desirable to change the name
of the School of Physical Education and Recreation to the School of
Physical and Recreation Education.
Dr. Smith )      That Senate approve the recommendation
Dean Cowan)       oh the Committee on Recreation that the
appropriate title h°i the degree ohh^-ed
by the School oh Physical Education
and Recreation on completion oh the
Recreation programme oh studies be the
Bachelor oh Recreation Education,  8.R.E.
Curriculum Committee
Faculty of Law - course proposals 1969-70
The Curriculum Committee reported that they had approved the course
proposals of the Faculty of Law circulated at the previous meeting
of Senate (see Minutes p.5026-27)
Committee to consider the Student Brief
Dean Shaw, the Chairman of the Committee, briefly explained that
the Committee was recommending that an additional eight students be
added to the Senate.  The Committee felt that the present arrangement
of having students at large serve on committees without voting rights,
was not satisfactory.  It was felt that students at large, because they
were given none of the responsibilities of final decision-making in
Senate would soon lose interest or become frustrated because of their
inability to influence the final decisions. Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Committee to consider the Student Brief     (Continued)
Dean Shaw) That eight more Students be added to
Dr. Scott) Senate as hu£l voting members, and that
oh the eight new Student Senators, two
be graduate students and six be students-
at-large (i.e. either graduate or undergraduate) .
Some members did not agree with the logic behind the recommendation
since there were a good many committees staffed in part at least, by
members of Faculty who were not on the Senate.  Concern was also expressed
that if the motion was passed under the requirements of the Universities
Act it would be necessary to add an equal number of faculty members
which would bring an increase of 16 to the total membership of Senate
making a total of 101.  It was felt that the effectiveness and efficiency
of the Senate could be endangered if it became so large.
It was explained that the figure of eight related to the number
of committees of Senate on which student represenation was thought
desirable. It was also suggested that since some of the committees of
Senate had taken over additional activities which were extremely complex
and time consuming, it would be advantageous to have at least two full-
time students who were fully participating members of Senate on such
committees in order to assist in keeping continuity on such committees.
The question of a method of selecting the additional eight students
was broached and it was suggested that the motion be amended to allow
for consideration to be given to a proportion of the student senators
being elected by faculties, rather than at-large.  It was then suggested
that it should be left to the students to decide how they wished to
select their representatives and that possibly the Graduate Student Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Committee to consider the Student Brief  (Continued)
Association might deal with the Graduate Students' election and the
Alma Mater Society the election of the students to be elected-at-large.
It was suggested that in the first instance the question of whether
Senate was willing to have eight additional students be considered and
that subsequently a committee could possibly be set up to consider the
best method of selecting these students if the motion were passed.
The motion was then put and carried.
It was reported that there was still a feeling among the student
body that since the University was a community for students and faculty
they should be represented on a decision-making body such as Senate in
the same proportion.  It was explained that the reason for this statement was an endeavour to inform Senate of the minority viewpoint.
Dean White  )     That consideration be given to
Dean McCreary)     the desirability oh a proportion
oh the Student Senators being
elected by the Faculties rather
than at-large.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Arts
New Courses and Course Changes
Asian Studies
Change: 303 - number, title and description changes to:
Chinese 301 (3) Classical Chinese I: Introduction to Classical Chinese.
Change: 210 - number changed to 215. Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Arts
New Courses and Course Changes (Continued)
Changes: 200 - description and title changed to:
Second-Year German: Reading, Grammar,
400 )
409 )
410 ) unit value changed
412 )
413 )
Deletion: 230
History 115/Philosophy 100 (6) Science and
Society in the
Modern West
These proposals had been referred to the Curriculum Committee of
Senate by the Agenda Committee.
Faculty of Dentistry
New Courses
Restorative Dentistry 418 Human Growth and Development I
Restorative Dentistry 428 Human Growth and Development II
Restorative Dentistry 438 Human Growth and Development III
Restorative Dentistry 448 Human Growth and Development IV
These proposals had been referred to the Curriculum Committee of
Senate by the Agenda Committee.
In discussion of the four proposals of the Faculty of Dentistry
the Curriculum Committee recommended that the title "Human Growth and
Development" become "Cranial Facial Development and Growth".  The
change had the approval of representatives of the Faculty of Dentistry. Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Dentistry (Continued)
Dr. Hall )
Dean Leung)
That the new courses proposed by
the Faculty oh dentistry be approved
with the change as recommended by
the Curriculum Committee.
Faculty of Science
New Courses and Course Changes
New Course:
New Course:
311 (l*s) Ecology and Man
303 - title changed to:  Biology of Fungi
311 - Geology 309 removed as a prerequisite.
349 (3) Current Research in Zoology
It was agreed that the proposals of the Faculties of Arts and
Science be approved subject to no objections being raised with the
Curriculum Committee within two weeks of April 30, and that the
recommendations of the Curriculum Committee be brought to the next
meeting of Senate.
Faculty of Arts
Extra-Sessional Courses 1969-70
Anthropology 200
Anthropology 301
Anthropology 331
Anthropology 402
Anthropology 412
Anthropology 430
Introduction to Anthropology
Indians of British Columbia
Art and Myth in Society
Comparative Ethnography of Special Areas
Introduction to Anthropological Problems
Theory and Programmes of Social Change Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Arts
Extra-Sessional Courses 1969-70 (Continued)
Asian Studies 422
Economics 200
Economics 300
Economics 308
English 200
English 300
English 303
English 309
English 311
English 340
English 360
English 380
English 425
English 429
English 450
Fine Arts 125
Fine Arts 288
Fine Arts 325
Fine Arts 327
French 202
French 400
French 415
Geography 102
Geography 350 (1*5 units)
Geography 351 (1*5 units)
Geography 495
History 328
History 422
History 428
History 432
History 434
Modern Japan (since 1868)
Principles of Economics
Intermediate Economic Analysis
Money and Banking
Literature and Composition
Seminar for Majors (by Correspondence
English Composition
Modern English and Its Background
Children's Literature
The English Novel
Sixteenth-Century Survey to 1611
Eighteenth-Century Literature
British Drama, 1880 to the Present
The Contemporary Literature
A Survey of American Literature
History of Art
Fundamentals of Design
Mediaeval Art
Art of North America
Studies in French Language and Style I
Survey of French Literature in Translation
The Twentieth-Century Novel
Introduction to Human Geography
Introduction to Urban Geography
Geography of Urbanization and
Geography of Latin America
The United States, 1789-1877
Modern Japan
Intellectual History of the United
States from the Colonial Period to
the Present Day
Diplomacy of the Great Powers after 1939
History of Southeast Asia since 1800
Linguistics 300
General Linguistics Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Arts
Extra-Sessional Courses 1969-70 (Continued)
Philosophy 100
Philosophy 212
Philosophy 401
Psychology 100
Psychology 200
Psychology 301
Psychology 305
Psychology 308
Psychology 316
Religious Studies 200
Religious Studies 407
Sociology 200
Sociology 330
Sociology 351
Sociology 361
Sociology 365
Sociology 463
Sociology 464
Sociology 471
Spanish 100
Spanish 200
Theatre 301
Introduction to Philosophy
Logic and Scientific Reasoning
Political Philosophy
Introductory Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Developmental Psychology (in Kelowna)
Theory of Personality
Social Psychology
Methods in Research
Introduction to Religious Studies
Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
Introduction to Sociology
Population Change and Its Socio-Economic
Experimental Small Groups
Social Stratification
Sociology of Religion
Social Movements
Social Control
First-Year Spanish
Second-Year Spanish
Children's Theatre
Dean Young)
Dr. Norris)
That the extra-sessional
courses hoi 1969/70 recommended
by the Faculty oh kits be
Faculty of Graduate Studies
The following proposals of the Faculty of Graduate Studies had
been referred to the New Programmes Committee by the Agenda Committee
and would be on the Agenda for the next meeting of Senate: Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Graduate Studies (Continued)
(i)   Proposal for expanded scope and new name
for the Institute of Fisheries.
(ii)  Proposal to offer Ph.D. and M.Sc. programmes
in Astronomy, within the Department of Geophysics.
(iii) Proposal to offer a Ph.D. programme in Business
Administration in the field of Accounting.
Comments on Curriculum by Mr. S. Persky
Dr. Norris ) That Senate concur with the
Dr.  Zbarsky) recommendation oh the Agenda
Committee that this item be
drawn to the attention oh the
deans in the event that suggestions
contained therein may be applicable
to particular h^culties.
Additional Students to Serve on Committees of Senate
Senate agreed that Mr. S. Persky and Mr. F. Buckwold be added to
the membership of the Senate Curriculum Committee until August 31, 1969.
Installation of the Chancellor
The Chairman explained that the term of the present Chancellor,
Mr. John M. Buchanan, would not normally end after the Congregation
Ceremonies in May and that the Chancellor Elect, Mr. Allan Morton
McGavin would normally take office, together with the new Senate, as
of September 1. However, he explained that Mr. Buchanan was not anxious
to carry on after May and since a ceremony was necessary to instal the
new Chancellor it had been suggested that the ideal day would be the
last day of the Congregation Ceremonies in May.  Senate agreed to this
suggestion. Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Other Business
It was reported that a letter of appreciation had been received
from Mr. Philip Holmes for the Senate Minute in memory of his father,
the late Major Henry Cuthbert Holmes.
Notice of Motion
Mr. Rush gave notice of motion for the next meeting of Senate
concerning Summer Employment of Students stating that he intended to
ask Senate to consider a reduction in student tuition for those students
who found it impossible to get adequate employment during the summer.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 1969.
s y6UaA~^ui.
Chairman. Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
New Awards and Changes in Awards
Recommended to Senate
New Awards
Phillips, Hager & North Ltd. Scholarship
A scholarship of $1,000, the gift of Phillips, Hager & North Ltd.,
is offered annually to students in Commerce. The award will be based
on high academic standing but the financial circumstances of those
eligible may be a factor in the selection.  The scholarship is to be
awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty, and at their discretion
the total amount may be divided into two scholarships.
The Sam Zivot Memorial Bursary
As a memorial to Sam Zivot, and as a tribute to the esteem in which
he was held, this bursary in the amount of $100 is offered by Mr. A.
Kolberg.  It will be awarded to a student in any year and Faculty who
not only has satisfactory academic standing but who has need of financial
North Shore Medical Society Bursary
Increased from one bursary of $300 to two bursaries of $250 each.
Hospital Employees' Union, Vancouver General Unit, Local 180, Scholarships
Increased from two scholarships of $250 each to two scholarships of
$350 each. Wednesday, April 30, 1969.
Senate concurred with the recommendation of the Senate Curriculum
Committee that the following proposals for new courses and course
changes from the Faculty of Graduate Studies be approved.
Poultry Science
New:      506 (l*s) Meat and Egg Science
Changes:   513 - unit value increased from l*s to 3
522 - to be divided into two courses:
521 (l*s) Advanced Poultry Nutrition I
522 (1*5) Advanced Poultry Nutrition II
523 - prerequisite changed from Plant Science 322
to Plant Science 321.


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