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Array Wednesday, May 9th, 1956        2273
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for the Session 1955-56 was
held on Wednesday, May 9th, 1956, at 8:00 p.m. in the Board
and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:  President N.A.M. MacKenzie (in the
Chair), Miss M. Agnew, Dr. J. Allardyce, Dean G.S. Allen,
Dr. W.J. Anderson, Dean G.C Andrew, Dr. W.G. Black, Mr.
C.B. Bourne, Mr. F.C Boyes, Mr. K.P. Caple, Dean S.N.F.
Chant, Dr. D.H. Copp, Miss M. Cottingham, Dr. I. McT. Cowan,
Mr. L.G.R. Crouch, Dean B.A. Eagles, Miss M.M. Fallis, Dean
W.H. Gage, Mr. B.C. Gillie, Mr. H.C. Gilliland, Dr. A.E.
Grauer, Dean H.C. Gunning, Dr. W.H. Hickman, Dr. R.D. James,
Dr. F.A. Kaempffer, Mr. J.S. Keate, Mr. F.M. Knapp, Mr.
L.J. Ladner, Col. H.T. Logan, Dr. M.M. Maclntyre, Mr. E.D.
MacPhee, Dean A.W. Matthews, Dean M.D. Mawdsley, Mr. F.A.
Morrison, Mr. W.O. Richmond, Dr. H.R. Robertson, Dr. W.N.
Sage, Mr. F.H. Soward, Dr. W.S. Taylor, Dr. H.V. Warren,
Dr. H.F. Woodhouse, Dr. J. Friesen and Mr. Neal Harlow.
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Dean H.F. Angus, Mr. J.M.
Buchanan, Dr. J.J.R. Campbell, The Hon. Mr. Justice J.V.
Clyne, Major H.C. Holmes, The Hon. Mr. Justice A.E. Lord,
Dr. R. W. Wellwood and Dr. C.A.H. Wright.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dean Gage pointed out an inaccuracy in the minutes
for the meeting of February 8th, 1956, in reference to the Wednesday, May 9th, 1956        2274
Calendar material for the Faculty of Applied Science. The
intention of the Faculty had been that the clause stipulating
that "a student failing to qualify for promotion to the
Third Year after attending three academic sessions, would
not be permitted to re-register in Engineering" should have
been additional to the clause providing for "withdrawal from
the University of students failing twice in the work of the
same year", rather than a replacement of the latter clause.
Dean Gage )
Mr. Soward)  That this correction be made in the
minutes. Carried.
Mr. MacPhee)
Mr. Caple )  That the minutes of the third regular
meeting of Senate for the Session 1955-56,
as amended, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
Notice of Election of
Representative on Senate of
the Faculty of Arts and Scienoe
Notice was received that the Faculty of Arts and
Science at its meeting on May 7th had elected Dr. Earle
Birney as a representative of that Faculty on Senate as
from July 1st, 1956, to replace Mr. F. H. Soward for the
remainder of his three-year term.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of Recommendations
of Senate
Notice was received that the Board of Governors,
on March 5th, had approved the following recommendations
from the February 8th meeting of the Senate: Wednesday, May 9th, 1956        2275
Calendar material. 1956-57
New Correspondence Course. English 429
New Awards:
United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union Scholarship
in Fisheries
The H. R. MacMillan Scholarships in Forestry and
Forest Engineering
The Salmon Arm Teachers* Association Scholarship
American Society for Metals, B.C. Chapter, Scholarship.
Increases in Awards:
Sir Charles Tupper Chapter, I.O.D.E., Bursary
Alumni U.B.C. Regional Scholarships
New Awards. Accepted Subject
to Approval of Senate
Notice was received that the Board of Governors
at its meetings on March 5th, March 26th and April 30th had
accepted the following new awards and changes in awards,
subject to their approval by the Senate:
The North Vancouver Teachers' Association Scholarship
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation Undergraduate
Scholarships in Education
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Scholarship
The Leon J. Koerner Graduate Fellowship in Forest
History
The Gait Elkington Memorial Scholarship
The Francis Midforth Painter Memorial Prize
DuPont Company of Canada Limited Scholarship
The Ladies* Pharmaceutical Auxiliary Bursary in
Pharmacy
Youth Training School Bursary Fund
The British Columbia Probation and Corrections
Association Bursary
University of British Columbia Employees, Local
Union No. 116, Scholarship
The Vancouver Federal Employees Credit Union Harold
Pocock Memorial Scholarship
The Canadian Officers' Training Corps (C.O.T.C.)
Bursaries
The Deeks-McBride Ltd. Commerce Scholarship
The Morrison Steel and Wire Co. Ltd. Service Award
The Straits Towing Ltd., Commerce Scholarship
The White Lunch Limited Scholarship Wednesday, May 9th, 1956        2276
The Maurice Taylor Scholarship in Music
The East Asiatic Company Scholarship
The M. M. Weaver Prizes in the Humanities
The Donald Buckland Memorial Bursary Fund for the Blind
Mobil Oil of Canada, Ltd. Scholarship in Geology
(change of terms)
Comineo Graduate Research Fellowship (increase in value)
The Dean M. M. Weaver Medal (change in Calendar
statement)
Laura Holland Scholarship (transfer of administration
to the University)
Division of Department of Economics.
Political Science and Sociology
In a letter dated May 1st, 1956, the President
reported that the Board of Governors had approved
recommendations that after the retirement of Professor Angus,
the Department of Economics, Political Science and Sociology
be divided, to form Departments of Economics and Political
Science and of Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That the Senate approve the recommendation
that upon the retirement of Professor
Angus, as of June 30th, 1956, the Department of Economics, Political Science and
Sociology be replaced by a Department of
Economics and Political Science and a
Department of Anthropology, Criminology
and Sociology.
Carried.
From the Faculties and Schools
Results of Sessional Examinations -
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
The Secretary reported that 937 candidates had
qualified for degrees at the Spring Congregation, compared
to 905 at the 1955 Congregation.  It was noted that
candidates for the degree in Nursing would not graduate
until the Fall Congregation. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956        2277
Copies of the lists of candidates for degrees and
diplomas were circulated to the members.
Dean Gage )
Mr. Soward) That the candidates listed for the degrees
of Ph.D., M.A., M.Sc, M.A.Sc, M.S.A.,
M.F., and M.B.A., be approved.
Carried.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That the candidates listed for the degrees
of M.S.W., B.S.W., B.A.(Honours), B.A.
(General Course), B.Com., B.H.E., B.P.E.,
and B.Ed., be approved.
Carried.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage ) That the candidates listed for the
diploma in the Teacher Training Course,
be approved.
Carried.
Dean Gunning)
Mr. Richmond)  That the candidates listed for the
degrees of B.A.Sc and B.Arch. be approved,
and that those listed for the degree of
B.S.N, be approved subject to satisfactory completion of the remaining
requirements for the degree.
Carried.
Dean Gunning)
Mr. Caple  ) That the candidates listed for the
Diplomas in Clinical Supervision and
Public Health Nursing be approved,
subject to satisfactory completion of
required field work.
Carried.
Dean Gunning requested a ruling from Senate in
the case of Miss Carolyn McKenzie, a student in the final
year of the degree course in Nursing, who had failed in
certain subjects of the final year and would normally be
required to repeat the work of that year. Dean Gunning
stated that Miss McKenzie had completed the courses required
for the Diploma in Public Health Nursing apart from field Wednesday, May 9th, 1956
work which was then in progress, and had adequate standing
2278
for that diploma.
Dean Gunning)
Mr. MacPhee )
Dean Eagles)
Dr. Warren )
That Miss Carolyn McKenzie be given the
option of repeating the final year of
the degree course in Nursing, or of
taking the diploma in Public Health
Nursing on the understanding that if
she chose the diploma she would not be
eligible to apply for a degree in
Nursing, and that satisfactory
completion of field work would be
required.
Carried.
That the candidates listed for the
degrees of B.S.A. (Honours) and B.S.A.
(General Course), be approved.
Carried.
Dean Eagles)
Dr. Warren ) That the candidates listed for the
diploma in the Occupational Course, be
approved.
Carried.
Dr. Maclntyre)
Mr. Ladner  )  That the candidates listed for the
degree of LL.B., be approved.
Carried.
Dean Matthews)
Mr. Morrison ) That the candidates listed for the
degree of B.S.P., be approved.
Carried.
Dr. Robertson)
Dr. Copp    )  That the candidates listed for the
degree of M.D. be approved.
Carried.
Dean Allen)
Mr. Knapp )
That the candidates listed for the degree
of B.S.F. be approved.
Carried. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2279
Results of Lower Years -
Authorization of Release
of Marks
Dean Gage )
Dr. Warren)  That the Deans of the Faculties and the
Registrar, in consultation with the
Chairman of Senate, be authorized to
release the marks of the lower years when
available, and to make any necessary
changes in the lists of final year results.
Carried.
Faculty of Arts and Science -
New Courses
Notice was received that the Faculty of Arts and
Science on May 7th, 1956, had approved and recommended to
Senate the following new courses:
Asian Studies 200: (3) Basic Japanese
Asian Studies 400: (3) The Modernisation of Japan
English 446: (3) Readings in English Literature
Philosophy 305: (3) Mediaeval Philosophy
Philosophy 340: (3) Philosophy of Religion
Dean Chant)
Mr. Soward)  That these new courses be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
and Faculty of Applied Science -
New Courses
Notice was received that the Faculty of Graduate
Studies and the Faculty of Applied Science had approved and
recommended to Senate the following new courses:
Electrical Engineering 565: (1) Communication Theory
Electrical Engineering 567: (1) Analogue Computers
Electrical Engineering 569: (1) Digital Computers.
Mr, Soward  )
Dean Gunning)  That these new courses be approved.
Carried. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956        2280
Faculty of Graduate Studies
The following changes regarding the Ph.D. course
were recommended to Senate by the Faculty of Graduate
Studies on May 4th, 1956:
1. In the 1956-57 Calendar, on page 326, section 2, under
"Admission", the clause under (b) reading "in which
case additional work will be required" is to be deleted.
2. The following new section is proposed for insertion
immediately after section 2:
"Candidates will normally be required to spend a
minimum of three winter sessions at the University.
Those possessing a Master's degree (or the equivalent)
may have this period of time reduced in exceptional
cases by the Executive Committee of the Faculty of
Graduate Studies."
3. Page 327, under "Courses of Study": section 7 should
be deleted.
4. No. 8 becomes No. 7.
5. No. 9 becomes No. 8, and the last sentence will be
amended to read as follows:
"The Executive Committee of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies shall require the thesis to be submitted to
an outside examiner or examiners, approved by the
Committee.  It may also require the publication of
the thesis in whole or in part as a condition of
granting the Ph.D. degree."
6. No. 10 becomes No. 9 and is to be reworded as follows:
"In addition to the thesis, candidates possessing
the Master's degree (or the equivalent) will be
required to take courses totalling not less than
6 units in their major field and at least 6 units
in related subjects.  Candidates possessing a
Bachelor's degree with Honours (or the equivalent)
will be required to take 12 units in their major
field and 9 units in related subjects.  In both
cases candidates may be required to take any
additional courses that in the opinion of the
Department concerned are necessary to complete
their knowledge of their chosen field of study."
7. No. 11 becomes No. 10. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2281
Mr. Soward)
Dr. Cowan )  That the changes in requirements for the
Ph.D. course be approved as recommended.
Carried.
Appointment of Director of
University Extension to
Membership in Several Faculties
Letters were received from the Faculties of
Pharmacy, Graduate Studies, Agriculture, Forestry, Applied
Science, and Medicine, recommending that the Director of
University Extension be made a member of these Faculties.
Dean Chant)
Mr. Soward)  That the recommendations from these
various Faculties with regard to Faculty
membership for the Director of University
Extension, be approved.
Carried.
Council of the School of
Physical Education
Compulsory Physical Education Programme
It was reported that the Council of the School of
Physical Education, on May 4th, had indicated that if
necessary, in view of the increasing enrolment for 1956-57
and the requirements of the College and Faculty of Education,
they would propose certain modifications of the compulsory
physical education programme, but that this would be done
with the greatest reluctance.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Andrew)  That the Chairman be asked to appoint a
Committee consisting of members of the
Council of the School of Physical
Education and others concerned, to survey
the situation in regard to compulsory
physical education for the 1956-57 Session
and report at the next meeting of Senate,
and subsequently to consider and Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2282
re-appraise the University programme
of compulsory physical education.
Carried.
Location of Graduates in
Physical Education
For information of the members of Senate, a list
prepared by the School of Physical Education, showing the
location of its graduates, was distributed at the meeting.
Faculty of Arts and Science.
Heads of Departments - re
New Arts Building
Dean Chant reported that the Committee of Heads
of Departments of the Faculty of Arts and Science had
recommended to the Committee on Buildings and Grounds that
the proposed new Arts Building be named the Buchanan
Building, after the late Dean.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage ) That Senate approve the recommendation
that the proposed new Arts Building be
named the Buchanan Building.
Carried.
From the Council of the
School of Commerce
A proposal from the Council of the School of
Commerce to change the status of Commerce from a School to
a Faculty, had been circulated to the members of Senate
prior to the meeting.  In commenting on the proposal, Dean
Chant mentioned that the School of Commerce had at present
the third largest student body on the campus, and had
developed an intricate programme of extension and extramural courses. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2283
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage ) That Senate recommend to the Board of
Governors that the School of Commerce
be made a Faculty.
Carried.
A recommendation from the Council of the School
of Commerce as to membership of the proposed Faculty, was
tabled until such time as the Board of Governors might
approve the creation of the Faculty.
From the Joint Board of the
College of Education
Recommendation re Credit from
the Vancouver School of Art
Dean Gage reported that the Joint Board of the
College of Education had recommended to Senate that students
with full University Entrance standing who had completed,
prior to September, 1957, at least the full two-year Diploma
course of the Vancouver School of Art, should be given credit
for a major in Art toward the degree of B.Ed.
The Joint Board had further suggested that the
Senate might consider the appointment of a committee to look
into the question of credits in Art or courses in Art for
future years.
Dean Gage )
Dr. Hickman) That students with full University
Entrance standing who have completed,
prior to September, 1957, at least the
full two-year Diploma course of the
Vancouver School of Art, be given credit
for a major in Art toward the degree of
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.); and that
at an appropriate future time the Senate
give consideration to the question of
credits or courses in Art for students in
the College and Faculty of Education.
Carried. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2284
Recommendation re
Industrial Arts Teachers
Dean Gage pointed out that certain Industrial
Arts teachers, certificated by the Province, did not possess
full University Entrance standing and were therefore not
eligible for admission to the degree course in Education.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Gunning)  That Industrial Arts teachers without
University Entrance standing,
certificated by the Department of
Education prior to the opening of the
University Session in 1956-57, be
admitted to the University as occasional
students; that if their progress is
satisfactory they be permitted to proceed
to a degree in Education if they so
desire; and that in future this privilege
be extended to others only on an
individual basis.
Carried.
Reports of Committees
Prizes. Scholarships and Bursaries
Sessional Awards - Final Years
Copies of list No. 1, dated May 9th, 1956, of
Medals, Fellowships, Scholarships and Prizes, of awards for
graduate study, and awards in the final undergraduate year,
had been distributed. Dean Gage drew attention to the awards
made to the Heads of the Graduating Classes.
Dean Gage )
Mr. Soward)  That the students whose names appear on
this List No. 1, be awarded the medals,
scholarships, prizes and fellowships for
which they are recommended; and that the
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and
Bursaries be authorized, with the approval
of the Chairman of Senate, to release the
names of winners of awards in the lower
years and of any other graduate awards.
Carried. \
Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2285
New Awards and Changes in Awards
The Dean M. M. Weaver Medal
Dean Gage stated that Dean Weaver had endowed the
medal which had formerly been awarded as "The Dean's Medal"
in Medicine.
Dean Gage   )
Dr. Robertson)  That the Dean's Medal in Medicine be
re-named "The Dean M. M. Weaver Medal",
and its Calendar statement changed as
follows.
Carried.
The Dean M. M. Weaver Medal
A silver medal, awarded initially by Dean M. M.
Weaver on the occasion of the graduation of the
first class in Medicine and now made possible
by him through a permanent endowment, will be
awarded annually to the student in the graduating
class whose record and progress throughout the
four years have been outstanding.
Acceptance of the following new awards and changes
in awards was recommended to Senate under the terms of award
indicated:
The North Vancouver Teachers' Association
Scholarship
A scholarship of $200.00, the gift of the North
Vancouver Teachers' Association, is available in
the College of Education.  It will be awarded to a
graduate of North Vancouver High School who is
proceeding to studies at the University leading
toward a degree or certificate in the teaching field.
The award will be made on the basis of academic
standing, personal qualities and character, interest
and participation in school and community affairs,
and aptitude for teaching. Applications, on forms
available from the Dean of Administrative and
Inter-Faculty Affairs, must be submitted to the
University not later than June 30th. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2286
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation
Undergraduate Scholarships in Education
Two scholarships of $200.00 each, the gift of the
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, are available
annually in the College of Education.  They will be
awarded to students who have Senior Matriculation
or First Year University standing, or the equivalent,
and are proceeding in courses leading to a degree
or certificate in the teaching field. Awards will
be made on the basis of academic standing, personal
qualities, and interest in and aptitude for teaching.
Applications, on forms available from the Dean of
Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs, must be
submitted to the University not later than June 30th.
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Scholarship
A scholarship of $200.00, the gift of the British
Columbia Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international honorary association of women educators,
is available in the College of Education.  It will
be awarded to a woman student who has Senior
Matriculation or First Year University standing,
or the equivalent, and who is proceeding to a
degree or certificate in the teaching field. The
award will be made on the basis of academic standing,
personal qualities, and aptitude for and interest
in teaching. Applications, on forms available from
the Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs,
must be submitted to the University not later than
June 30th.
The Leon J. Koerner Graduate Fellowship
in Forest History
A fellowship of $1,000.00, the gift of Mr. Leon J.
Koerner, will be awarded to a qualified graduate
student to undertake, under direction, studies
relating directly to the history of the Forest
Industry in British Columbia. Additional funds may
be made available to cover expenses for travel
necessitated by the study.
The Gait Elkington Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship of $300.00 has been endowed by Dr.
and Mrs. Eric H. W. Elkington of Victoria in
memory of their son, Gait Elkington, B.Sc, B.A.
(McGill), a graduate student at the University
of British Columbia who lost his life by drowning
in August, 1955, while employed with the B.C.
Forest Service. In recognition of his special Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2287
interest in Forestry, this scholarship will be
awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of
Forestry who is completing the Third and proceeding
to the Final Year.  In making the award, consideration
will be given, not only to academic standing, but
also to personal qualities, character, and interest
and promise in the field of Forestry.
The Francis Midforth Painter Memorial
Prize
This prize will be awarded to a student in the final
year whose work in the History Seminar has been
outstanding.
Du Pont Company of Canada Limited
Scholarship
A scholarship of $1,500.00, the gift of Du Pont of
Canada, is available annually to a graduate from
an Honours Course in Science, or from a course in
which Science has been a major subject, who enrolls
for the following academic year for training as a
secondary school science teacher at the University
of British Columbia.  If the student is a married
man the scholarship will be increased by $600.00.
Application forms may be obtained from the Dean of
Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs.
The Ladies Pharmaceutical Auxiliary
Bursary in Pharmacy
A bursary of $100.00, the gift of the Ladies
Pharmaceutical Auxiliary, Vancouver, B. C, is
available annually in the Faculty of Pharmacy.
This bursary will be awarded to a student with a
good academic record who, without financial
assistance, would be unable to begin or continue
his studies in the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Youth Training School Bursary Fund
This fund has been established to give assistance
to deserving students who were previously
registered in the Dominion-Provincial Youth
Training School and who are now continuing their
studies at this University. Awards will be made
by the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries on the recommendation
of the Principal of the Youth Training School
and the Dean of Agriculture. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2288
The British Columbia Probation and
Corrections Association Bursary
This bursary of $50.00, the gift of the British
Columbia Probation and Corrections Association, is
available for a deserving student in the field of
criminology.  The award will be made to a student
who is in need of financial assistance, has good
scholastic standing, and is at least majoring in
the field of Criminology.
University of British Columbia Employees.
Local Union No. 116. Scholarship
A scholarship of $250.00, gift of the University
of British Columbia Employees, Local Union No. 116,
is available to sons, daughters, and legal
dependents of active members having at least one
year's service with the Union.  This scholarship
will be awarded to a student proceeding from high
school to begin studies at the University in a full
course leading to a degree. In the selection of
the winner, consideration will be given to academic
standing, character, interest and participation in
school and community affairs, and financial
circumstances. Applications, on forms available
from the office of the Dean of Administrative and
Inter-Faculty Affairs, must be submitted to the
University not later than August 1st.
The Vancouver Federal Employees Credit
Union Harold Pocock Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship of $250.00, established by the Vancouver
Federal Employees Credit Union in memory of Harold
Pocock, first manager and secretary of this Credit
Union, is available to sons, daughters and legal
dependents of employees of the Dominion Government
residing in the Vancouver area (including the City of
Vancouver, the City and District of North Vancouver,
and the Municipalities of West Vancouver, Burnaby and
Richmond), or of persons who are eligible to become
or are members of the Vancouver Federal Employees
Credit Union. The scholarship will be awarded to a
student completing Grade XII or XIII in high school
and proceeding in the fall to the University in a full
course leading to a degree.  In selecting the winner,
consideration will be given to academic standing,
ability, and promise in future studies, character, and
participation and interest in school and community
affairs. The financial circumstances of applicants
may also be a factor. Applications on forms available
at the Office of the Dean of Administrative and Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2289
Inter-Faculty Affairs, University of British Columbia,
must be submitted to the University not later than
August 1st.
The Canadian Officers' Training Corps
(C.O.T.C.) Bursaries
Bursaries to the total of $400.00, each ranging in
value from $50.00 to $100.00, are available to
members of the Corps continuing their training in
the fall with the C.O.T.C on the campus.  These
awards are provided to give a measure of encouragement
to students deserving of assistance who have good
standing, not only in their academic studies but
also in the Corps programme.  In selecting winners
consideration will therefore be given to financial
need, academic standing, and record of achievement
in the C.O.T.C Selections will be made by the
University, in consultation with the Commanding
Officer. Applications, on forms available from the
Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs,
must be submitted to the University not later than
August 1st.
The Peeks - McBride Limited Commerce
Scholarship
A scholarship of $300.00, gift of Deeks - McBride
Limited, is available to students in Commerce.
The winner will be selected by the School on the
basis of proficiency in studies, character and
personal qualities, and ability and promise in the
general field of Commerce.  Without any obligation
either to the winner or the Company, the student
selected to receive this award may be offered summer
employment with Deeks - McBride Limited.
The Morrison Steel and Wire Company
Limited Service Award
A service award of $300.00, donated by Morrison
Steel and Wire Company Limited, is available for
students in Commerce.  The winner of this award
will be selected by the School on the basis, not
only of academic standing, but also on personal
qualities, character, and promise in the field
of Commerce. During tenure of the award, the
winner will be required to undertake, in addition
to his formal courses, a programme of training
duties arranged by the School. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2290
The Straits Towing Limited. Commerce
Scholarship
A scholarship of $300.00, gift of Straits Towing
Limited, is available to students in Commerce.
The winner will be selected by the School on the
basis of proficiency in studies, character and
personal qualities, and ability and promise in
the general field of Commerce. Without any
obligation either to the winner or the Company,
the student selected to receive this award may
be offered summer employment with the Straits
Towing Limited - either ashore or afloat.
The White Lunch Limited Scholarship
A scholarship of $50.00, donated by White Lunch
Limited, was made available in the Summer
Session, 1956, to a student attending the
classes in Lieder and Concert Literature.
The Donald Buckland Memorial Bursary
Fund for the Blind
In memory of Donald Channing Buckland (1917 - 1956),
a graduate of this University and a distinguished
member of its Faculty, and in tribute to his scholarship, unfailing devotion to duty, and especially to
his courage when a few years before his untimely
death, he was himself overtaken by blindness, the
Canadian National Institute for the Blind has
established a fund to assist and encourage blind
students. This fund will be administered by a
special committee representing the Institute and
the University, and will be used to assist students
proceeding to studies beyond the level of secondary
school. Awards will be made only to those who show
evidence of ability and promise.
The Maurice Taylor Scholarship in Music
This scholarship, established by a bequest from
Elizabeth Brydone Taylor and initiated by her
husband, the late Maurice Taylor, will be awarded
annually to a student specializing or majoring
in music at this University. The award will be
made, on the recommendation of the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries,
to a student with high standing who shows continuing
promise of ability and interest in the field of
music Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2291
The East Asiatic Company Scholarship
A scholarship of $50.00, donated by the East
Asiatic Company, was made available in the Summer
Session, 1956, to a student attending the classes
in Lieder and Concert Literature.
The M. M. Weaver Prizes in the Humanities
Three prizes to the value of $25.00 each, provided
by an endowment donated by Dr. M. M. Weaver, First
Dean of Medicine at this University, will be awarded
annually to the students in the Faculty of Medicine
who submit the best essays in the courses on Social
and Cultural Values. Of these prizes one will be
available in each of the First, Second, and Third
Years.  It is the expressed desire of the donor
that the prizes be used by the winners for the
purchase of books, selected in consultation with
the instructors of the courses, in the humanities
and related fields.
The Fraser Valley Milk Producers'
Association Entrance Bursary for
Agriculture
A bursary of $300.00, gift of the Fraser Valley Milk
Producers' Association, is available annually to
students who are entering the Faculty of Agriculture
for the first time and who have graduated from any
high school in the Province of British Columbia.
The award will be made to a deserving and promising
student. Applicants will be considered on the
basis of qualities of character and leadership as
indicated by their interest in, and contribution to,
school and community affairs.
The Fraser Valley Milk Producers'
Association Bursary in Dairy Technology
A bursary of $500.00, the gift of the Fraser Valley
Milk Producers* Association, is offered annually to
a student entering Third Year Agriculture and
specializing in dairy technology. The award will
be made to a student who has a special interest in
a career in the dairy industry.  In addition to the
bursary, the winner may be given, between the
Third and Fourth Years, the opportunity of summer
employment in some phase of the Association's
operations.  Should no Third Year applicant be
considered suitable, the bursary may be offered
to a student entering the Fourth Year. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956     2292
The Thomas and Evelyn Hebb Memorial
Scholarship
In recognition of the part played in the development
of this University by Professor Thomas Carlyle Hebb,
until his death, and by his wife, Evelyn Hebb, herself
a distinguished scholar, and in commemoration of
their interest in the progress of students, their
son and daughters have endowed a scholarship of the
value of $350.00 per annum, open to students of any
Faculty who are specializing in Physics. The award
will be made, on the recommendation of the Department
of Physics, to a student in the upper undergraduate
years or in the graduate school who has an outstanding
academic record, desires to proceed with further work
at this University, and shows promise of continuing
ability in his chosen field.  If the award is made
at the undergraduate level, it may be divided between
two candidates of equal merit.
Machine Design Prize
A prize of $25.00 will be awarded to the student
in the final undergraduate year of Mechanical
Engineering who, during the session, submits the
best design in the course M.E. 463.
Mobil Oil of Canada. Limited. Scholarship
in Geology (replacing two $500.00 Scholarships)
A scholarship of $400.00 will be awarded to an
undergraduate student in the field of Geology who
is expected to complete his undergraduate work during
the period of the award.  In making the award
consideration will be given not only to scholastic
attainment but also to character, ability to
co-operate with associates, breadth of interest,
initiative, and willingness to assume responsibility.
In addition to the amount paid to the winner an
additional $400.00 will be paid to the Department
of Geology to assist in the teaching programme.
The Comineo Fellowship - increase in value from
$1,200.00 to $1,500.00.
Additional new awards recommended for acceptance,
for which Calendar statements had not yet been prepared,
were:  Three awards of $50.00 each from the MacMillan Clubs
for students in the Summer School of the Theatre; and a Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2293
$100.00 scholarship from the members of the Faculty
Association, to be given in the 1956-57 session by Dr. James
and Mr. MacPhee.
Dean Gage reported also that the Laura Holland
Scholarship Committee had turned over to the University the
administration of the Laura Holland Scholarship, on the
following terms:
1. That the funds contributed, or to be contributed in the
future, shall be used to provide the Laura Holland
Scholarship in accordance with the terms of award as
outlined in the description given in the University of
British Columbia Calendar, 1956-1957, page 390;
2. That the Scholarship shall be provided from the annual
income of the funds already turned over to the University
or to be contributed in the future;
3. That the Board of Governors of the University shall have
the authority to invest and re-invest these funds from
time to time;
4. That should it be necessary or desirable to revise or
change the terms under which the Scholarship is offered,
the Board of Governors and Senate shall have the
unrestricted authority to do so, provided always that
the Board of Governors and Senate shall keep in mind
the spirit and intention of the original gift.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That these new awards, and changes in
awards, be accepted, and appropriate
letters of thanks sent to the donors.
Carried.
B. C Electric General
Proficiency Scholarship
Dean Gage reported that Wayne R. Irvine, whose
B. C Electric General Proficiency Scholarship had been
postponed to September, 1956, did not intend to return to
the University at that time. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2294
Dean Gage )
Dr. Warren)  That the award of a B. C. Electric
General Proficiency Scholarship to
Wayne R. Irvine be cancelled, and that
the scholarship be awarded to another
student in due course.
Carried.
Establishment of a School
of Music
At a meeting on March 29th, 1956, the Committee to
Consider the Establishment of a School of Music recommended
to Senate:
1. That all academic music activity and instruction offered
by the University be centred in the present Department
of Music in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
2. The early establishment of a School of Music in the
Faculty of Arts and Science as soon as funds and
facilities become available.
The Committee also recommended to the President
and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science the appointment, this academic year, of a Professor and Head of the
Department of Music with a view to the early establishment
of a School of Music.  The Committee had appointed a
sub-committee to assist Dean Chant in the screening and
selection of candidates for this position.
The recommendation from the British Columbia Guild
of Music Teachers with reference to a Board of Examiners
had been noted, but left until the School of Music was
developed.
As authorized by Senate at its previous meeting,
the Committee membership had been enlarged to include Dean
Chant, Dean Gage, Mr. MacPhee, Mr. Wood, Dr. Mcintosh, Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2295
Dr. Johnson and Dr. Jennings.
Dean Andrew)
Mr. Caple ) That the report of the Committee to
Consider the Establishment of a School
of Music be accepted, and be referred
to the Board of Governors.
Carried.
The President pointed out that, while the report
would be referred to the Board, the shortage of funds would
prevent implementation of the recommendations during the
coming year.
University Reports
Colonel Logan transmitted, on behalf of this
Committee, a recommendation that a report should be prepared
annually by the Personnel Office, and distributed on a
limited basis.
The Committee had considered the Librarian's
Report, and had warmly approved it in its present form. It
was suggested that this report might be distributed to
selected British Columbia newspapers and members of the
Provincial Legislature.
Colonel Logan)
Mr. Caple   ) That the report of the Committee on
University Reports be accepted, and
appropriate action taken where possible.
Carried.
Training Programme in Public
Administration for Provincial
Civil Servants
Dean Chant read a letter from Dr. Corbett
describing a training programme in Public Administration for
civil servants, arranged in cooperation by the Provincial Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2296
Civil Service Commission and the University. He stated that
the course would be planned to extend over three years, with
lectures and assignments during the winter and a two-week
institute in the summer.  The subjects for the first year
included Economics, Psychology, and Public Administration;
decision on subjects for the succeeding years would depend
on the experience of the first year.  The expenses were to
be covered by a grant from the Provincial Government.
Dean Chant)
Mr. Soward) That the proposed course in Public
Administration for Civil Servants be
approved, to commence in the 1956-57
session, and that approval be given to
the granting of a diploma on successful
completion of the three-year course.
Carried.
Establishment of an Institute
of Social and Economic Research
The Secretary read a letter from Dr. Hawthorn,
Chairman of the Committee on the Establishment of an
Institute of Social and Economic Research, recommending:
1. That Senate be asked to create an Institute of Social
and Economic Research;
2. That an advisory committee be appointed;
3. That a Director be appointed, preferably for a term
of one year at the outside, reflecting the special
requirements of the first year;
4. That permission be given to the Director and advisory
committee to canvass foundations, industries, and
governmental departments for support.
Dean Andrew)
Dean Chant )  That the recommendations with regard to
an Institute of Social and Economic
Research be approved in principle, and
referred to the Board of Governors.
Carried. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956       2297
Recommendation re Summer Course
for Teachers of Automobile Driving
The President reported that the Allstate Foundation
had offered the University a grant of $5,000.00 to provide a
summer course for the teachers of automobile driving to high
school students. Details of the proposed course had been
discussed by Dean Andrew, Dr. Argue, the representative of
the Foundation, representatives of the University Extension
Department and the Vancouver Traffic and Safety Council.
Dean Andrew)
Mr. MacPhee)  That the Senate approve in principle a
summer course under the Department of
University Extension for teachers
preparing to teach automobile driving
to high school students as an extracurricular activity, the expenses of the
course to be met by a grant from the
Allstate Foundation.
Carried.
Action of the Men's Athletic
Committee on the Evergreen
Conference
Dean Matthews reported that the Evergreen Conference
had a ruling forbidding its members to schedule any games in
any sport against colleges or universities which did not
enter teams in at least four major sports in the Conference.
The Men's Athletic Committee were of the opinion that this
regulation should be rescinded, since it was not compatible
with participation by the University of British Columbia in
the Evergreen Conference.
Dean Matthews)
Dean Andrew )  That Senate approve instructions to the
University delegates to the Evergreen
Conference, to vote in favour of changing
the regulation in question.
Carried. Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2298
For information of the Senate, Dean Matthews
stated that the Athletic Directors in the Evergreen Conference
had agreed to return to an eight-game schedule for basketball.
Dean Matthews outlined some of the problems
confronting the members of the U.B.C. Rowing Crew in their
training programme, and obtained approval from the Senate
for rendering to this team in the summer the type of
assistance given to teams in other sports during the winter,
provided it came within the budget of the Men's Athletic
Committee.
Reports Returned to the Agenda
It was agreed that the reports on the Institutes
of Fisheries and Oceanography, and the report of University
Extension, for 1954-55, should be returned to the agenda of
the next meeting.
Report on Dental Survey
Printed copies of Dr. J. B. Macdonald*s Prospectus
on Dental Education were circulated to the members of Senate.
The President stated that the Board had resolved, on the basis
of this report, that a Faculty of Dentistry should be
organized as soon as possible and that the recommendations of
Dr. Macdonald should be accepted and implemented.
Dr. Copp )
Mr. Ladner)  That Senate approve the report of Dr.
Macdonald on dental education, and recommend
to the Board of Governors that they urge
the Government to implement this report and
to establish a Faculty of Dentistry at this
University as soon as appropriate financial Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2299
and other arrangements can be made without
prejudice to existing Departments of the
University; and that public announcement
of this recommendation of the Senate be
deferred until such time as the President
and the Board consider appropriate.
Carried.
It was agreed that the report should be returned
to the agenda of the next meeting for further comment and
discussion in respect of its academic contents and values.
Annual Report of University
Health Service. 1954-55
It was agreed that this report be tabled until the
next meeting.
Report of Ninth Annual High
School Conference
It was agreed that this report be tabled until the
next meeting.
Annual Congregations
The members of Senate were reminded that the dates
of the Annual Congregations were Monday and Tuesday, May 14th
and 15th. Recipients of honorary degrees would be:
May 14th:  Dean Angus (Congregation speaker), Dr. F. Cyril
James, Miss Jessie McLenaghen; May 15th: Dean MacLeod
(Congregation speaker), Mr. T. Ingledow, Colonel W. G. Swan.
Victoria College Council
Dr. Hickman reported on the final standing of the
students at Victoria College for the Session 1955-56.
The procedure in regard to repeaters instituted Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2300
in 1955-56 on a trial basis had proved successful, in that
no repeaters permitted to continue in the Second Term had
failed their year. The same procedure would be followed
in 1956-57.
Amendments to the University Act
The President reported two amendments, of a
financial nature, to the University Act: one permitting a
slightly more flexible investment policy for University
trust funds; the other authorizing carryover of funds from
one year to the next and utilization of such funds without
special Order-in-Council.
Correspondence
Acknowledgments were received from Mr. Soward and
Dean Angus for congratulations on their appointment as
Associate-Dean and Dean-Emeritus respectively, of Graduate
Studies.
Mr. W. A. McAdam accepted with thanks the
invitation to receive an honorary degree, and stated that
he expected to be able to attend the Fall Congregation in
1956.
Sir George Williams College expressed appreciation
of the University's representation by Mr. H. P. Capozzi at
the opening of the new College building.
The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2301
forwarded a resolution passed at their annual meeting
favouring the early establishment of a Department of Music
and Allied Arts at the University.
Other Business
For information of the Senate, the President
reported that Mr. C. L. Mitchell had won the Thurston Award
of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and Mr. L.A.J. Thomas
had been awarded the Allied Arts Medal by the Royal
Architectural Institute of Canada.
St. Andrew's College
The President reported that St. Andrew's
Presbyterian College had submitted a lease, which had been
approved by the Board subject to certain minor revisions
to bring it into line with leases held by Union and Anglican
Theological Colleges.
St. Mark's College
St. Mark's Roman Catholic Theological College had
also applied to the Board of Governors for a lease, which
had been approved in principle on the understanding that it
would be on the same terms as those with the other
theological colleges.
Dean Gage   )
Colonel Logan)  That if the Act incorporating St. Mark's
College, and the basis of its affiliation
with the University, are essentially
the same as those of the Union and
Anglican Theological Colleges, affiliation
of St. Mark's College with the University
be approved in principle; but that this Wednesday, May 9th, 1956      2302
matter be referred back for formal
action when application for affiliation
has been received.
Carried.
The meeting adjourned.
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