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Wednesday, December 15th, 1920.
486 The second regular meeting of the Senate of the University
of British Columbia for the session 1920-21 was held on Wednesday,
December 15th, 1920, at 8 p.m., at the University Offices.
487 Present:- The President, in the Chair, Dr. R. E. McKechnie,
Dean F. M. Clement, Dean R, W. Brock, Dean H. T. J. Coleman, Dr. E. H.
Archibald, Mr. E. G. Matheson, Dr. T. H. Boggs, Dr. H. Ashton, Rev. W«
L. Clay, Right Reverend A. U. de Pencier, Mr. L. F. Robertson, Mr. T.
A. Brough, Mr. F. W. Howay, Dr. W. D. Brydone-Jack, Mr. G. E. Robinson,
Mr. W. P. Argue, Mr. H. C. Shaw, Miss A. B. Jamieson, Rev. W. H. Vance
and Mr. J. M. Turnbull.
488 Dr. McKechnie)
Dean Clement ) That the minutes of the regular meeting of
October 20th, 1920, and of the adjourned
meeting of November 3rd, 1920, be taken as
read.
Carried.
489 Letters expressing regret at inability to attend Senate
meeting were received from Mr. P. A. Boving, Mr. W. Sadler, Mr. J. S,
Gordon and Dr. N. Wolverton.
Judge Howay)
Dean Brock ) That these letters be received and filed.
Carried.
490 Mr. Vance )
Mr. Argue ) That a Committee be appointed by the Chair to
pass upon calendar material, with power to
act.
carried,* (185)
491 A letter was read from the Secretary of Faculty announcing
that the Faculty of Applied Science had elected Mr. E. G. Matheson as
Its representative on Senate, for the balance of the term, to fill the
Vacancy created by the retirement of Mr. Killam.
Dr. McKechnie)
Mr. Argue   I That this letter be filed.
Carried,
492 The following report of the standing of certain students was
submitted from Faculty;-
That Evelvn M. Jackson had written on her special supplemental
examination in Junior Matriculation Geometry and had made a mark
of 65$, thus completing her Junior Matriculation standing; and
that Gwendolyn M. Kemp had written on her special supplemental
examination in Junior Matriculation Algebra, and had made a
mark of 70$, thus completing her Junior Matriculation standing,
and clearing her record for admission to Third Year Arts as a
full undergraduate.
That the paper of Katherine Chastenav in the Junior Matriculation Supplemental examination in History had been re-read, and
the examiner had increased the mark from 44 to 50; that the
paper of Blanche Roadhouse in the Junior Matriculation Supplemental examination in Algebra had been re-read, and the examiner
had found the mark of 29 a very liberal one and had made no
change; and that all- the Junior Matriculation papers of
Donald R. Baker had been re-read, that the Algebra mark had
been changed from 17 to 22, and the mark in Chemistry from 51
to 50, but that no other change had been made.
Dean Coleman)
Mr. Argue  ) That this report be accepted.
C&rrjel.
493 Report re request for special Matriculation examination for
technical students of King Edward High School:-
That in the matter of the request for a reconsideration of the
application for a variation of the matriculation requirements
for Technical boys of the King Edward High School, Faculty
had adopted the following report of the Committee on Admission,
Standing and Courses:-
"Upon the desire of the President, who, it is understood,
acted at the request of the Superintendent of Education, (186)
your Committee received a deputation from the Vancouver
School Board and discussed with them the question of the
nine students In the Technical Course of the King
Bdward High Sohool who are desirous of substituting
Trigonometry for Botany at Junior Matriculation. Your
Committee would report as follows:- The whole matter
was gone Into again in considerable detail, but your
Committee was unable to see that any new facts were
brought to their attention or that any arguments were
adduced which might properly lead to a recommendation
that Faculty reconsider its action as embodied in a
minute of October JSth."
Mr. Vance     )
Dr. Brydone-Jack) That the report be adopted.
Carried.
494   Recommendation re Scholarships:-
That L. B. Stacev. student in Applied Science, be given a Bursary
of $75.00, under Calendar regulation, page 61, Sec.3. It is
also recommended that this Bursary be paid in one sum.
That Bbenezer Crute. a student in Arts of the Fourth Year,
and a returned soldier, be given a BurBary of $75.00. It is
recommended that this Bursary be paid in one sum.
That Alfred Rive's request that the unpaid balances of the
Leroy Scholarship, won by him in May 1920, be paid immediately,
be granted.
That the Governor General's Medal be open to both pass and
honour students, and that students shall be ranked on the
basis of 50 for each unit of their course.
That the sum of $100.00, donated by the British Columbia
Dairymen's Association to stimulate interest in stock-Judging be accepted; and that it be awarded to the three students
chosen to represent the University at the Pacific International
Association held in Portland In November 1920 - f50.00 to the
student taking the highest rank in stock-judging, $30.00 to
the second, and $20.00 to the third.
That the following award of the British Columbia Dairymen's
Association be made:-
First Prize - $50.00 - Mr. Bert Sweeting.
Second Prize - $30.00 - Mr. W. Riddell.
Third Prize - $20.00 - Miss Marion Mounce.
That a book prize of the value of $25.00 has been presented
by a graduate of the class of 1919, University of British
Columbia, for the purpose of promoting a better understanding (187)
of the social questions of the community. This prize will
be awarded in May 1921 to the student who submits the best
essay on one of the following topics:-
(a) The Housing Problem In Vancouver.
(b) Unemployment in Vancouver during 1920.
That a silver medal, donated by Hugh Keenleyside, of the Class
of 1920, University of British Columbia, and known as the
Historical Society Silver Medal, shall be awarded in the Third
Year on the same basis as the Gold Medal.
That a prize, of the value of $25.00, given by the Vancouver
Women's Conservative Association Is open to students taking
the distinction class in the Mathematics of the First Year.
In awarding the prize, preference will be given to the son
or daughter of a deceased soldier, provided satisfactory standing is secured in the subject.
That a scholarship of the annual value of $100.00, donated
by the British Columbia Fruit Growers' Association, will be
awarded to a student taking the horticultural options of the
Third Year. To qualify for this scholarship, candidates must
attain scholarship standing, not only in horticultural subjects,
but also In the work of the year, and must be proceeding to
the Horticultural Course of the Fourth Year - the year in which
the scholarship shall be enjoyed.
That the two loans, totalling $300.00, advanced to the late
Horace G. Stedman, be written off from the loan account in
the Business Office.
Mr, Vance   )
Dr. McKechnie) That the report be adopted.
Carried.
495 Recommendation re University degrees in the University of
British Columbla:-
.. *
(a) That the degree of Bachelor of Arts (abbreviated B.A.)
lead to the degree of Master of Arts (abbreviated M.A.)
(b) That the degree of Bachelor of the Science of Agriculture
(abbreviated B.S.A.) lead to the degree of Master of the
Science of Agriculture (abbreviated M.S.A.)
In
(c) ThatAthe Faculty of Applied Science the first degree be
the Bachelor of Applied Science (abbreviated B.A.ScJ
and lead to the degree of Master of Applied Science
(abbreviated M.A.Sc), and that in both cases where the
degree,in either its abbreviated or Its full form,is
applied officially to an individual,there be added In
J (188)
parenthesis an indication of the department in which
the major work for the degree is done.
Dean Clement )
Dr. Archibald) That the report be adopted.
In Amendment:
Dean Coleman)
Mr. Vance  )
Dean Coleman)
Mr. Vance  )
Dean Coleman)
Dean Clement)
Dean Brock )
Dean Coleman)
Dean Coleman)
Mr. Vance  )
That the report be taken up clause by
clause.
Carried.
That Clause (a) for the Faculty of Arts and
Science, be amended to read: The first
degree granted to be the degree of Bachelor
of Arts (abbreviated B.A.), the second,or
advanced, degree to be the degree of Master
of Arts (abbreviated M.A.)
Carried.
That Clause (b) for the Faculty of Agriculture
be amended to read: The first degree granted
to be Bachelor of the Science of Agriculture
(abbreviated B.S.A.), the second,'or advanced,
degree to be the degree of Master of the
Science of Agriculture (abbreviated M.S.A.)
Carried.
That Clause (c) for the Faculty of Applied
Science be amended to read: The first degree
to be the Bachelor of Applied Science
(abbreviated B.A.ScJ, the second, or advanced
degree to be Master of Applied Science
(abbreviated M.A.Sc), and that in both cases
where the degree, In either its abbreviated
or its full form, is applied officially to
an individual, there be added in parenthesis
an indication of the department in which the major
work for the degree is done.
Carried.
That the report as a whole, as amended, be
adopted.
Carried..
496   Recommendation re Alma Mater fees:-
That the request of the Alma Mater Society for an increase
of the Alma Mater Society fee, from $5.00 as at present, to (189)
a total of $6.00 in the session 1920-21, and to $7.00 in
the session 1921-22, be approved, and that the University
authorities be requested to authorize the collection of
these amounts from the student body, and to authorize the
insertion of the $7.00 fee in the Calendar for 1921-22.
Mr, Turnbull)
Dr. Boggs  ) That the recommendation of Faculty be endorsed
by Senate and forwarded to the Board of Governors
for favorable recommendation.
Carried.
497 A letter was read from the Royal Bank of Canada requesting
permission to use the crest of The University of British Columbia in
connection with a special Blotting Book for the use of students in
the universities of Canada.
Mr. Brough  )
Mr. Robertson) That the request be granted.
In Amendment:
Dr. Brydone-Jack )
Bishop de Pencier) That the matter be referred to a
Committee for consideration.
terried.
The Committee to be named by the
Chair.
498 A communication was received from the Vancouver Island
High School Teachers' Association, directing the attention of Senate
to the fact that in the 1920-21 calendar, under Junior Matriculation,
in Section 5, a science subject is made the full equivalent of a
language, whereas in section 6, two sciences are required In place of
one language, and requesting that "a science subject be made a full
option to a language"»
Mr. Robertson)
Mr. Argue   ) That we refer the Vancouver Island High
School Teachers' Assooiation to the Superintendent of Education.
carried*
i (190)
499 A letter was received from Dr. M. T. MacEachern, Secretary
of the British Columbia Hospital Association, setting forth the standard
considered proper for training schools desiring to affiliate with the
University of British Columbia for the combined course in Nursing
leading to the University degree.
Dr. Brydone-Jack)
Dr .McKechnie   ) That the communication be referred to the
Faculty of Applied Science for consideration.
Carried.
500 A resolution,passed by the British Columbia School Trustees'
Association, requesting the University to establish a School of Education
was presented.
Dean Coleman)
Mr. Argue  } That this communication be acknowledged and
that the letter be referred to the Faculty of
Arts and Science for report to Senate.
Carried*
501 Report of Committee to work out details in connection with
Senate elections:-
The Committee recommends:-
(1) That the election of Chancellor and elective members
of Senate be held at the Registrar's Office, at the
University.
(2) That the day of the election be the first Thursday of
' April (Thursday, April 7th, 1921.)
(3) That the scrutineers be Mr. D. L. MacLaurin, Principal
of the Normal School, Victoria, and Mr. D. M. Robinson,
Principal of the Normal School, Vancouver.
Dean Brock  )
Mr,  Robertson) That this report be adopted.
Carried. (191)
502   Report re High School and University Matriculation Board:-
Under the authority of Senate (November 3rd) the following
arrangement re Matriculation has been agreed upon in conference with the Education Department and Is submitted to Senate
for approval:-
The June Matriculation examinations shall be conducted by a
Board to be known as The High School and University Matriculation Board of British Columbia.
This Board shall consist of the Superintendent of Education,
the Registrar of the University, and an equal number of
representatives of the Education Department and of the
University, the number each year to be determined by the
Superintendent of Education.
The nominees of the University and the representatives of
the Education Department shall be appointed by the Council
of Public Instruction.
The Superintendent of Education shall, ex officio, be chairman
of the Board, and one of the High School Inspectors, Secretary and Registrar of the Board.
The examiners in each subject shall be jointly and severally
responsible for setting the papers in that subject and the
papers in all subjects shall be subject to final revision
and acceptance by the Board as a whole.
The conduct of the examinations in the various centres (the
appointment of the supervisors, etc.), shall be entirely in
the hands of the EducatI on Department.
The candidates shall make application to the Department for
examination.
Fees, if any, shall be paid to the Education Department.
The examination papers shall be examined by members of the
Board assisted by such associate examiners as the Council
of Public Instruction may appoint.
When the marks have been assembled and tabulated, the returns
shall be prepared by the Board in quadruplicate and the
Board and the Department, the University, the Board of
School Trustees, and the Principals shall be furnished with
copies.
All certificates shall be issued by the Board under Its
formal title. (192)
All applications for adjustments, concessions, re-readings,
etc., shall be made to the Secretary of the Board.
All members of the Board shall hold office until their successors are appointed. The Board shall have advisory function in
reference to limits of work prescribed in the various subjects,
the texe-books to be used, and such other matters as may in
any way affect the preparation for examination of candidates
for entrance to the University.
The remuneration of the members of the Board shall be:-
For setting papers, per paper $12.50
For supervision per day of examinations     8.00
For examining papers and preparing and
issuing certificates and reports     225.00
All hotel and travelling expenses.
University Supplemental Matriculation Examinations:-
Papers for the September supplemental examinations shall be
prepared at the same time as the papers for the June examinations and kept under seal by the Secretary of the Board until
called for by the Registrar of the University. These
examinations shall be conducted by the University and held
only in Vancouver and Victoria. When marks have been assembled
and tabulated, the returns shall be prepared in duplicate and
both Department and University shall be furnished with copies.
It shall be understood that "Students who have been barred
through sickness or by reasons of any other disability from
writing on the examinations in June, if the reasons submitted
by them are satisfactory to the Registrar, shall have the
privilege of writing the whole examination in September".
To the Clause "This Board shall consist of  etc. was added:
"The number of appointed representatives of the University shall not be
less than eight".
Mr. Robertson)
Dr. Boggs   ) That Senate concur in this report.
Cftrrtefl.
503  Report of Special Committee to consider the constitution of Faculties:-
The Committee of Senate, appointed Wednesday, November 3rd,
1920, to consider the Constitution of University Faculties,
beg leave to report as follows:-
1. Your Committee believe that, with the rapid increase
in the number of students and in the size of the teaching
staff and with the corresponding increase in the variety and (193)
complexity of the problems with which the staff are called
upon to deal, it is desirable that the Senate proceed with
as little delay as possible to the formal constitution,
along the general lines set forth in the University Act, of
Faculties now existing in the University.
Your Committee therefore recommend:-
(a) That the following Faculties be formally constituted:-
I. Arts and Science
II. Applied Science
III. Agriculture
(b) That the Faculty of Arts and Science consist of the
following Departments:- Bacteriology, Botany, Chemistry,
Classics, Economics, Sociology and Political Science,
English, Geology and Mineralogy, History, Mathematics,
Modern Languages, Philosophy, Physics, Zoology, together
with such other departments as Senate may from time to
time determine.
(c) That the Faculty of Applied Science consist of the
following Departments:- Chemistry, Civil Engineering.
and Surveying, Forestry, Geology and Mineralogy, Mechanical
Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Nursing, Physics,
Public Health, together with such other- departments as
Senate may from time to time determine.
(d) That the Faculty of Agriculture consist of the following Departments:- Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Dairying,
Horticulture, Poultry Husbandry, together with such other
departments as Senate may from time to time determine.
(e) That the administrative powers of each Faculty be vested
in a body consisting of the dean, the professors, the
associate professors, assistant professors and such
other members as may be appointed by the Senate on the
recommendation of the faculty concerned, and one representative nominated by the head of each of-those departments In other faculties which provide Instruction
within the faculty concerned.
(f) That the Registrar of the University be Registrar of
each Faculty.
N. B. The President of the University is, by the
University Act, ex officio, a member of all the Faculties.
2.  Your Committee would call the attention of Senate to the
fact that there are questions of interest to more than one
Faculty, and that, therefore, it is desirable that Senate
appoint a committee whose duty it shall be to deal with these
general questions. (194)
3.  Your Committee recommend that the provisions of the
foregoing clauses shall not come into force until the begln-r
ning of the second term of the present academic year.
Judge Howay)
Mr. Brough ) That the report be received and considered
clause by clause.
Carried.
Judge Howay ) _.>
Dean Coleman) That Clause (a) of "1" be adopted.
Caj£l£d.
Judge Howay)
Mr. Brou^i ) That Clause (b) be adopted.
carried.
Judge Howay)
Mr. Brough ) That Clause (c) be adopted.
In Amendment:
Mr. G. E. Robinson)
Mr. Argue      ) That Mathematics be included in (o).
gftrrlefl.
The original motion, as amended, was put to vote and
Carried.
Judge Howay)
Mr. Brough ) That Clause (d) be adopted.
Carried.
Judge Howay)
Dean Coleman) That Clause (e) be adopted.
Qarrlvfl-
Judge Howay)
Dean Coleman) That Clause (f) be adopted.
A minor correction was authorized, i.e. the substitution
of"Secretary" for "Registrar" of each Faculty.
Carried.
Judge Howay )
Dean Coleman) That Clause 2 be adopted.
Carried.
Judge Howay)
Mr. Brough )  That Clause 3 be adopted.
Carried.
Judge Howay )
Dean Coleman) That the report as a whole be adopted.
Carried. (195)
Under Clause 2 of the above report:-
Mr. Vance     )
Dr. Brydone-Jack) That we refer back to this Committee for
their consideration, the question of the
best composition of the co-ordinating
Committee.
Carried.
504 Report of the Committee on Affiliation of Victoria College.
(At the request of the Chairman, the Chancellor took the Chair at this
time.)
(1) We have heard from the President a statement as to why
the Board of Governors felt obliged to agree to the "Memorandum", in spite of the fact that certain of its clauses
were in conflict with the statutes of Senate, which statement the President proposes to make to Senate.
(2) That the attention of Senate be called to the need of
closer co-operation between the Senate and the Board of
Governors In matters of common interest.
(5) That a committee of Senate be appointed to confer with
a Committee of the Board of Governors with a view to closer
co-operation In matters affecting both bodies.
(4) That your Committee regrets that the Board of Governors
agreed to admit Victoria College into affiliation with the
University on terms, concerning academic questions, other
than those drawn up by the Senate.
(5) That the Senate ask the Board of Governors to approve
of Paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, of the Senate findings re affiliation of Victoria College (As regulated by Sec.59 of the
Univers ity Act).
(6) That the Committee is of the opinion that general
regulations governing the affiliation of Schools or Colleges
with the University should be laid down, and that Schools
and Colleges desiring affiliation should be required to meet
such regulations.
(7) That the Senate be requested to continue this Committee.
Dr. Ashton)
Mr. Vance ) That the report be received and considered
clause by clause.
Carried.
J (196)
r
Clause 1.
The President stated briefly his position with regard to the
affiliation of Victoria College and explained that he had declined to
accept, unless vested with authority in reference thereto, any responsibility for equipment or staff, although urged to do so by the Minister
of Education and by the Victoria Municipal Inspeotor of Schools. His
reasons for opposing affiliation had been fully stated to the Board
of Governors and to the Honorable the Minister of Education. The Board,
under protest, had agreed to grant affiliation and, in accepting the
memorandum, were aware that certain portions of it were not in accord
with the findings of Senate.
Dr. Ashton
Dr. Boggs
Dr. Ashton
Mr. Vance
Dr. Ashton
Mr. Vance
The follow
Dr. Ashton
Mr. Vance
Dr. Ashton
Mr. Vance
That Clause 1 be adopted.
That Clause 2 be adopted,
Carried.
Carried.
That Clause 3 be adopted.
ng words were added: "That the Committee recom
mends" that a Committee of Senate, etc., etc.
That Clause 4 be adopted.
Oarried.
Carried.
That Clause 5 be adopted. The following Clause
was added after "3"; "With additions made by
Senate on November 3rd, 1920."
Carried.
Dr. Ashton
Mr. Robertson) That Clause 6 be adopted.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Ashton ) That Clause 7 be adopted.
Carrie,^
Carried. (197)
Dean Coleman)
Mr. Argue  ) That this Committee be instructed to carry out
Clause 3 and Clause 6.
Carried*
Dr. Ashton )
Dean Clement) That the report as a whole be adopted.
carried*
Dr. Ashton    )
Dean Clement) That we adjourn.
Carried*
y3p.A4L^*J<~?     s&U^ at-
Chairman. Secretary
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