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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1937-10-20

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Wednesday, October 20th, 1937
The First regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the session 1957-38 was
held on Wednesday, October 20th, 1937, at 8:00 p.m., in
the Board and Senate Room.
Present:  President L. S. Klinck (in the Chair), Dean
J. N. Finlayson, Dean D. Buchanan, Dr. Blythe Eagles, Dr.
D. G. Laird, Dr. M. Y. Williams, Mr. A. H. Finlay, Mr.
H. F. Angus, Mr. Ira Dilworth, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale,
Mr. J. N. Harvey, Major H. C. Holmes, Mr. A. R. Lord, Mr.
V. L. Denton, Dr. J. Roy Sanderson, Dr. G. G. Sedgewick,
Mr. Sherwood Lett, Miss M. L. Bollert, Mr. A. E. Lord,
Miss A. B. Jamieson, Mr. J. C. Oliver, Dr. Evlyn F. Farris,
Miss Isobel Harvey, The Most Rev. A. U. dePencier, Mr.
Sydney Anderson, Mr. A. A. Webster and Mr. 0. J. Thomas.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from Judge Howay, Dean Clement
and Mr. Boving.
Mr. Harvey    )
Dean Finlayson) That the minutes of the fifth
regular meeting of August 27th,
1937, be taken as read, and
Dean Buchanan       )
Archbishop dePencier) That item "2" of the
agenda - "resignation of
Mr. Angus as member of
Senate" - be held over
until the end of the meeting, Mr. Angus being present at the Dean's and
President's request.
A statement of registration for the session 1937-38
as at October 20th, 1937, was submitted for the information of Senate, the total number of students enrolled being
2421. 562.
Wednesday, October 20th, 1937.
A letter from the President was read announcing
that The Honourable T. D. Pattullo would be the speaker
for the Autumn Congregation.
Appointment of Committees
Appointments by President Klinck of Standing
Committee on Calendar
Mr. A. H. Finlay
Dr. D. G. Laird
Miss A. B. Jamieson
Dr. J. Roy Sanderson
Press Committee
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale (Chairman)
Major H. C. Holmes
Mr. A. A. Webster
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Judge F. W. Howay (Chairman)
Dr. Evlyn F. Farris
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick
Dr. D. Buchanan
Mr. P. A. Boving
Appointments by President Klinck of Representatives
on University Committees:
On Management of the Gymnasium
Mr. Sydney Anderson
On Public Relations
Mr. J. C. Oliver
To prepare letter to Mrs. Rogers
Dr. Sedgewick
Dean Clement
Library Committee - Nominations by the Faculties
Faculty of Arts and Science
Mr. T. Larsen
Dr. M. Y. Williams
Dr. Isabel Haclnnes 563.
Wednesday, October 20th, 1937.
Faculty of Applied Science
Mr. A. H. Finlay
Faculty of Agriculture
Dr. Blythe Eagles
Mr. Lord  )
Mr. Oliver) That the nominations of the Faculties be approved.
From the Board of Governors
The William MacKenzie Swan Memorial Bursary - approved.
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
A list of the Autumn Awards of Prizes and Scholarships made by the Chairman of Senate on the recommendation
of the Joint Faculty Committee in conformity with the
resolution of Senate of December 18, 1929, was submitted
for the information of Senate.
A progress report of the Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes and Scholarships was presented, in which the following information was given:
(a) The conditions governing award of Special Bursaries and Loans.
(b) A statement showing the award of Special Bursaries and Special Loans from the fund of
$3000.00 made available by the Board of Governors.
Bursaries had been awarded to total $2490.00 and
loans to total $475.00.
(c) A statement showing the allotment of $305.00 in
loans from a balance now in the Bursar's Office.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Lett     ) That the report be approved, and
that the portion requiring action
by the Board of Governors be forwarded to the Board.
Carried 564.
Wednesday, October 20th, 1937.
Appreciation of the work of the Committee on Prizes
and Scholarships in connection with the awarding of special
bursaries and loans was expressed by members of the
From the Faculties
A report was received in regard to Supplemental
Examinations, Special Examinations and Re-readings, together with the results of the examinations.  This was
read for the information of Senate.
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
A report was received in reference to students who,
since the Congregation on May 6th, 1937, had completed
courses for degrees or diplomas.  The report was considered
section by section and adopted.
In this connection Dean Buchanan drew attention to
the fact that this was the first time that the degree of
Master of Arts with Major in Education had been conferred.
Dean Buchanan pointed out, also, that the majority of
these candidates for the M.A. degree and for the B.A.
degree with Honours, were students who had completed their
work during the Summer Session.
The Faculty of Arts and Science reported that the
following classes, having been authorized by the Board
of Governors, were being given this Session,- 565.
fednesday, October 20th, 1937.
Extra-Sessional Classes
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English 10
Psychology 3
History 3
Directed Reading Courses
English 13
Economics 10
Dean Buchanan presented a progress report of the
Committee on Status of students obtaining the degree of
B.S.F. and a degree in Chemistry and Geology, in relation to the Association of Professional Engineers.
A report on the Accrediting of High Schools prepared
by the Joint Committee representing the Provincial
Department of Education, the Senate of the University
and the High School  Teachers* Association, was presented.  Copies of the report (revised draft, May 9,
1936) had been mailed to members of the Senate.  In this
connection, a letter was received from Dr. Willis,
Superintendent of Education, under date of September
20th, requesting Senate to recommend two members of
Faculty to represent Senate on the Accrediting Board.
Mr. Lett )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That the request of the
Department of Education be
referred to the President
with power to act.
Carried 566.
Wednesday, October 20th, 1937
Mr. Lett     )
Dr. Sedgewick) That a Committee be appointed
by the Chair to consider the
question of the Accrediting of
High Schools, the Committee to
report at an early, special
meeting of the Senate; and that
the Committee secure the views
and recommendations of the
It was agreed that copies of the report should be
sent by the Chairman of Senate to individual members of
Faculty, without any resolution of Senate.
Mr. Dilworth presented a progress report of the
Committee on Preparation of Report on Awards of Prizes
and Scholarships.
Mr. Dilworth)
Mr. Thomas  ) That the Committee be reconstituted by the Chair.
A letter was received from The Honourable T. D.
Pattullo in acceptance of the Honorary Degree of LL.D.
to be conferred upon him by Senate.
A letter was received from Mrs. Mary I. Rogers
acknowledging receipt of the letter of appreciation sent
to her by Senate.
An offer of an Essay Prize in the course in Government 4 was received from Mr. Nemichi, Consul of Japan. 567.
Wednesday, October 20th, 1937,
Dr. Williams)
Mr. Dilworth) That this communication be
acknowledged and referred to the
Faculty of Arts and Science.
A letter of resignation as member of Senate was
received from Mr. Angus.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Harvey   ) That the resignation of Mr.
Angus be accepted, to become
effective after the special
meeting of Senate; and that the
Faculty of Arts and Science be
asked to appoint a member to
fill the vacancy for the balance of Mr. Angus' term.
Appreciation of Mr. Angus' services as a member
of Senate was expressed, and best wishes extended to him
on his appointment as a member of The Royal Commission
on Dominion-Provincial Relations.
Mr. Thomas, on behalf of the B. C. Teachers'
Federation, asked for the following information, which,
he said, would not be used for purposes of publication:
1. The extent to which the establishment of
the Summer Session, Extra-Sessional Classes
and Directed Reading Courses have been a
financial burden on the University.
2. What evidence is there in the possession
of the University to show that the standards
of the University have been lowered by the
establishment of these courses?
Mr. Harvey       )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That Senate request the
President to supply the 568.
Wednesday, October 20th, 1937
Information asked for by the
B. C. Teachers' Federation.
Mr. Lord  )
Mr. Oliver) That we adjourn.
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