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Array 947
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia for the Session 1942-43 was
held on Tuesday, May llth, 1943, at 8:00 p.m., in the Board
and Senate Room.
Present:  Dean F. M. Clement, Dean J. N. Finlayson,
Dean D. Buchanan, Dr. J. C. Berry, Dr. G. H. Harris, Dr. H.
J. MacLeod, Mr. F. A. Forward, Mr. F. H. Soward, Mr. F. J.
Burd, Mr. A. R. Lord, Mr. A. A. Webster, Mr. P. H. Elliott,
Rev. Dr. J. G. Brown, Rev. Dr. H. R. Trumpour, Dr. G. G.
Sedgewick, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Dr. H. V. Warren, Dr.
A. E. Dal Grauer, Miss Isobel Harvey, Dr. J. F. Walker, Mr.
Lyle A. Atkinson, Mr. A. S. Matheson, The Most Rev. A. U.
dePencier and Miss Florence S. Mulloy.
Dean Finlayson      )
Archbishop dePencier) That Dean Buchanan take the
Chair.
Carried
Dean Buchanan expressed the regret of President Klinck
that he was unable to be present at the meeting because of
illness.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend the
meeting were received from Mr. H. T. Logan, Mr. H. N.
MacCorkindale, Mr. J. W. Spencer, Dr. C. A. H. Wright, Mrs.
Sally Murphy Creighton and Mr. Fergus Mutrie.
Dr. Warren    )
Dean Finlayson) That the minutes of the third
regular meeting of February 17th,
1943, be taken as read, and adopted
Carried
Notice of Appointment of Committee on Compulsory War Work
for Undergraduate Women
Dean D. Buchanan (Chairman)
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick
Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley
Dr. H. V. Warren
Dr. G. H. Harris
M 948
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
Appointment of Standing Committees of Senate and of
Representatives of Senate on University Committees
for the Session 1943-44
Mr. A. R. Lord)
Mr. Soward    ) That the appointment of Standing
Committees and Representatives on
University Committees for the
Session 1943-44 be left to the
Chair.
Carried
From the Board of Governors
Canadian Army University Course
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
stating that the Board at the meeting on March 29th, had
approved the Canadian Army University Course for 1943-44,
as set forth in a memorandum submitted by Major-General
G.R. Pearkes, G.O.C. in C, Pacific Command, Department
of National Defence, Army.
A further letter was received from the Board stating
that the Department of National Defence would provide
facilities for accommodating and messing students taking
this course.
Notice was received from the Faculty of Arts and
Science that the question of standing for admission to
the Army University Course and the possibility of academic
credit would be referred to the Committee on Admission,
Standing and Courses with power to act and make recommendations to Senate.
Mr. Burd )
Archbishop dePencier) That Senate approve the
arrangement whereby the University will give the Army
University Course and that 949
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
the question of entrance requirements, courses to be offered, and
possible credit to be granted be
referred to a Committee, to be
appointed by the Chair, with power
to act.
Carried
University Naval Training Division
A letter was received from the Board of Governors,
stating that the Board at the meeting on March 29th
approved of the establishment of a University Naval Training Division in accordance with a memorandum submitted by
the Naval authorities as amended by the Committee on
Military Education.  The Board also approved the recommendation of the Committee on Military Education that Mr.
H. M. Mcllroy be recommended for the position of Commanding Officer for the University Naval Training Division.
Mr. Burd      )
Dean Finlayson) That Senate concur in the action
of the Board with respect to the
establishment of a University
Naval Training Division.
Carried
The William N. Kelly Prize
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
stating that, subject to the approval of Senate, the
Board had accepted the offer of The William N. Kelly
Prize of $15.00.  The Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries had recommended the acceptance
of the prize on the following terms: 950
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
The William N. Kelly Prize
A Prize of $15.00 offered by Mr. Willian N.
Kelly, M.E.I.C., Consulting Engineer and Marine
Surveyor, Vancouver, will be awarded to the student
entering the fourth year of the Faculty of Applied
Science who obtained the highest standing in Mechanical Engineering 30, Machine Shop Practice.  Skill
in the use of hand tools will receive special consideration.  The award will be made on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Mechanical
and Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Soward    )
Dean Finlayson) That the acceptance of the William
N. Kelly Prize be approved.
Carried
B.C. Shingle Manufacturers' Prizes
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
stating that, subject to the approval of Senate, the
Board had accepted the offer of the B.C. Shingle Manufacturers' Association to donate three prizes of $100.00,
$50.00, and $25.00 respectively in place of one prize of
$25.00, as formerly.  This had been recommended by the
Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and
Bursaries.
Mr. Soward    )
Dean Finlayson) That the increase in monetary
value of the B.C. Shingle Manufacturers' Prizes be approved.
Carried
The Flying Officer Reverend George Robert Pringle
Memorial Bursary
A communication was received from the Board of
Governors, stating that the offer of a bursary of the
annual value of $200.00, endowed by friends and associates
in memory of the late Flying Officer Reverend George 951
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
Robert Pringle, had been accepted by the Board subject to
the approval of Senate.  The following terms of award as
submitted by the Pringle Memorial Bursary Committee had
been approved by the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries and recommended for insertion
in the Calendar for 1943-44:
The Flying Officer Reverend George Robert Pringle
Memorial Bursary
A bursary of the annual value of $200.00,
endowed by friends and associates, in memory of the
late Flying Officer Reverend George Robert Pringle,
a much beloved graduate of outstanding Christian
character and athletic ability who was killed on
January 24th, 1943, while on Active Service overseas, will be awarded to a student who has completed
his Third Year in any Faculty and is proceeding to
his Fourth Year.  To be eligible for this award the
student must show evidence of academic ability,
sterling unselfish character and active participation and leadership in University sport.
The award will be made on the recommendation
of the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries.  Applications, on forms
available in the Registrar's Office, must be
received by the Registrar not later than September 15th,
Mr. Soward)
Dr. Warren) That the acceptance of the Flying
Officer Reverend George Robert
Pringle Memorial Bursary, on the
terms submitted, be approved.
Carried
The William and Dorothy Dorbils Prize in Bacteriology
and Preventive Medicine  - Approved.
Report of Committee on Course in Home Economics - Approved
Correspondence Courses for Members of the Armed Forces -
Approved, and fee of $10.00 per course to be charged to
members of the Armed Forces taking these correspondence
courses. 952
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
Calendar 1943-44
Material for the Calendar for 1943-44 including
certain changes as recommended by Senate, approved.
Request for Establishment of Department of Physical
Educat ion
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
in reference to the resolution passed by the B.C. Branch
of the Canadian Physical Education Association requesting
the establishment of a Department of Physical Education
at the University of British Columbia.  The following
action had been taken by the Board:
"That the President send to the B.C. Branch of the
Canadian Physical Education Association a copy of the
Report of the Special Senate Committee appointed to
consider the Establishment of a Department of Physical Education, as adopted by the Senate and approved
by the Board of Governors; and, further, that he
inform the Association that in view of the lack of
the necessary accommodation and finances, the Board
is unable to give favourable consideration to this
request."
Dr. H. V. Warren presented the report of the
Committee on the Development of Intra-mural Sports and
Athletics as adopted by the University Council on
Athletics and Physical Education on April 27th.
Dr. Warren   )
Dean Mawdsley) That Part II of the report be amended
by the omission of the words "after
the conclusion of the war" and that
the Report, as amended, be adopted.
Carried
The Report, as amended, read as follows:
"I  THAT under present conditions no further expansion
of extra or intra mural athletics can be contemplated owing to time table difficulties and lack of 953
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
facilities.
II  THAT whereas approximately 35 per cent of all men
called for service with the armed forces have been
rejected as being unfit and whereas a thorough
physical fitness survey of our campus has shown
that over 50 per cent of our male students do not
measure up to a 'passably fit' standard and
whereas such deplorable physical standards lead
to great losses to the community and to the individual both in time and money, a serious matter
in peace as well as in war, and whereas at present
facilities are inadequate for remedying this
regrettable situation, therefore, this committee
wishes to go on record as recommending that as
soon as possible a Department of Physical Education
should be established and suitable facilities and
equipment be provided, and furthermore that the
Department should be charged with the responsibility of (a) testing all students for physical
efficiency, (b) providing required classes in
basic physical fitness including remedial work,
(c) administering a supplementary recreational
programme.
Ill  THAT it is the opinion of members of this committee
that effective work in improving the standard of
fitness of all students can only be accomplished
by making physical training a required subject.
It is understood that these physical training requirements should be over and above present day
academic requirements.
IV  THAT as at present there are approximately 200
men who are physically unfit for military training,
these men after recommendation of competent medical authority, be given remedial physical exercises
which would assist in improving their medical
category."
Dr. Warren   )
Dr. Sedgewick) That this report, as approved by
Senate, be forwarded to the Board
of Governors with a recommendation that it be given favourable
consideration in view of the new
conditions which have arisen and
the possibility of a Dominion
Government grant.
Carried 954
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
Sessional Examination Results
Principal Elliott presented the examination results
of Victoria College.
Principal Elliott)
Dr. Walker      ) That this report be received by
Senate.
Carried
Dr. Sedgewick presented the examination results of
the candidates for degrees in the Faculty of Arts and
Science.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Mr. Soward   ) That the degrees of M.A., B.A.,
B.Com., and 3.Ed. be conferred
upon the candidates recommended
by the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Carried
Dean Finlayson presented the examination results of
the candidates for degrees in the Faculty of Applied
Science.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   ) That the degrees of M.A.Sc.,
B.A.Sc, B.S.F. and B.A.Sc. in
Nursing be granted to the candidates recommended by the Faculty
of Applied Science.
Carried
Dean Clement presented the examination results of
candidates for degrees in the Faculty of Agriculture.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Harris  ) That the degrees of M.S.A. and B.S.A,
be granted to the candidates recommended by the Faculty of Agriculture .
Carried
Dr. Sedgewick presented the results of the lower years
in the Faculty of Arts and Science. 955
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Mr. Soward   ) That the results of the First,
Second and Third Years in the
Faculty of Arts and Science be
received by Senate.
Carried
Dr. Sedgewick)
Mr. Soward   ) That the diploma in Social Work be
granted to the candidates recommended; that the Teacher Training
Course Diploma be granted to the
candidates whose names are listed
in the report, and that these candidates be recommended to the Department of Education for the
Academic Certificate.
Carried
Dean Finlayson presented the results of the lower
years in the Faculty of Applied Science.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   ) That this report be received by
^ ^fc Senate, and that the Certificate
^^ in Public Health Nursing be granted
to the candidates recommended.
* Carried
Dean Clement presented the results of the lower years
in the Faculty of Agriculture.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Harris  ) That the report of the Faculty of
Agriculture be received.
Ii Carried
Prizes and Scholarships
Mr. Soward presented the report on the award of Medals,
Scholarships, Prizes and Bursaries, and expressed apprecia-
tion for the co-operation of the members of the Committee,
k the Registrar's Office and the Faculties concerned.
'« Mr. Soward)
*"' ^^ Dr. Warren) That the ireport be adopted.
W Carried
> 956
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
For the information of Senate, Dr. Warren presented a
statement with reference to the results of students awarded
National Selective Service Bursaries for the present session,
including the following summary:
Of the 38 students in First Year, Arts and Science,
awarded these bursaries, 31> or 82%, made a standing
of First or Second Class, whereas a similar standing
was attained by only 38% of the remaining students
of the year.  In the Second Year of Applied Science
4lf, of Selective Service Bursary holders made a
First or Second Class in comparison with 26f. of all
others in the year.
Dr. Warren)
Dr. Grauer) That this information be placed on
record and the Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries be congratulated on their selection of
candidates.
Carried
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Warren   ) That the Chair be authorized to
make any necessary correction in
the reports on examination results.
Carried
Dean Buchanan expressed appreciation to the Faculties
and to the Registrar's Office for the very excellent way in
which the reports on examination results had been prepared.
The question was raised as to the time of releasing
results to the Press and it was pointed out that the present
practice of releasing the reports following the Senate
meeting gave the preference to the morning paper.
Dean Clement)
Mr. Elliott ) That the results be released immediately to the Press in accordance with
the previous resolution of Senate.
Carried 957
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
Dean Clement)
Mr. A.R.Lord) That the question of releasing
examination results be referred to
a Committee to be appointed by the
Chair.
Carried
From the Faculties
A statement of the proposed changes in "Requirements
for University Entrance and Senior Matriculation" for 1944,
as approved by the Faculties, was received.
Dean Clement)
Mr. Soward  ) That these changes be approved.
Carried
A communication was received from the National Research
Council offering to co-operate with the University in the
extension of academic credit for advanced work carried on
by graduate students under the auspices of the Council.
The Faculties had approved of the proposal of the
National Research Council, cases to be considered as they
arise.
Dean Clement  )
Dean Finlayson) That Senate approve any work taken
with the National Research Council
which has the approval of the
Faculty concerned.
Carried
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
Notice was received from the Faculty of Arts and
Science of the election of Mr. Walter H. Gage, as from
May 14th, as representative of the Faculty on Senate, to
complete the unexpired term of Mr. F. H. Soward whose
resignation had been received. 958
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Trumpour ) That Senate express its congratulations to Mr. Soward on his temporary appointment to the Department of External Affairs and also
deep appreciation of his services
as a member of Senate.
Carried unanimously
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
A letter was received from the Corresponding Secretary
of the University Graduate Historical Society, requesting
that the announcement of the Book Prize given by the Society
be omitted from the Calendar for 1943-44.
Mr. Soward)
Dr. Warren) That this request be granted.
Carried
Reports of Committees
On Lecture and Laboratory Accommodation and Student Aid
Mr. Soward presented the report of the Committee on
Lecture and Laboratory Accommodation and Student Aid.
The following amendments to Part "A" of the Report
were suggested:
1. That the estimated cost of expansion of the Science
Building be increased from $500,000.00 to $1,000,000.
2. That the work "residences" be substituted for
"dormitories".
Mr. Soward    )
Dean Finlayson) That, subject to these amendments,
the report be adopted by Senate and
forwarded to the Board of Governors.
Carried
Dr. Warren)
Dr. Grauer) That the reference made by the Committee
to the need for student residences be
endorsed by Senate.
Carried 959
Tuesday, May llth, 1943
On Compulsory War Work for Women
A detailed report on Women's Compulsory War Work as
carried out during the Session 1942-43 was received, and
also an outline of the War Work Plan as proposed for the
Session 1943-44, including recommendations for a course in
Typing and the organization of a University Red Cross Corps.
This report had been approved in principle by the
Faculties concerned.
Dean Mawdsley )
Dean Finlayson) That the report be adopted, and the
recommendations with respect to the
War Work Plan for 1943-44 be approved
and forwarded to the Board of
Governors.
Carried
Dean Buchanan expressed appreciation of the excellent
work carried out this year in connection with the Women's
War Work Programme.
A request was received from the High School and University Matriculation Board of Examiners that Miss Edith
Angove be awarded a University Entrance Scholarship of
$175-00 should she enroll in the University in September,
1943.
Due to a clerical error Miss Angove's name had been
omitted from the list of runners-up submitted by the Board
of Examiners to the Scholarship Committee in August, 1942,
and therefore she did not receive a scholarship awarded by
reversion.
Mr. Soward   )
Dr. Sedgewick) That Senate Recommend to the Board 960
Tuesday, May llth, 1943.
of Governors the award of a University
Entrance Scholarship of $175.00 to
Miss Edith Angove, to be provided
from the Special Bursaries Fund, in
the event of her registering at the
University for the Session 1943-44.
Carried
Letters were received from the Chairman of the National
Committee on Education, Canadian Legion War Services, Inc.,
relative to the proposal to offer correspondence courses in
Applied Science and in other fields, and requesting information as to the attitude of the University of British
Columbia on offering such courses and granting credit therefor.
These were referred to the Faculties for consideration
and report to Senate.
A letter was received from the Honourable the Minister
of Education in appreciation of the action of Senate with
respect to the proposed course in Home Economics and
correspondence courses for the Armed Forces.
This communication was received and ordered filed.
An expression of appreciation of the minute passed by
Senate as a tribute to the memory of the late Mr. J. N.
Harvey, was received from Mrs. Ida May Harvey.
Dean Buchanan stated that a meeting of the High School
Accrediting Board would be held shortly to deal with the
accrediting of schools for 1943-44. 961
Tuesday, May llth, 1943,
Dr. Sedgewick)
Mr. Soward   ) That this matter be left in the
hands of Dean Buchanan and Dr.
Hutchinson, the representatives of
the University on the High School
Accrediting Board, with power to
act.
Carried
The meeting adjourned.
Secretary.
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