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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1933-02-15

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Wednesday, February 15th, 1955
The third regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the Session 1952-55
was held on Wednesday, February 15th, 1953, at 8:00 p.m.,
in the Board and Senate Room.
Present: President L. S. Klinck (in the Chair), Dean
F. M. Clement, Acting Dean J. M. Turnbull, Dean D.
Buchanan, Dr. G. G. Moe, Mr. H. F. Angus, Dr. A. H.
Hutchinson, Mr. G. W. Clark, Rev. Dr. W. H. Vance, Dr.
G. G. Sedgewick, Mr. Sherwood Lett, Hr. H. T. Logan,
Mr. G. W. Scott, Dr. Evlyn F. Farris, Dr. C. Killam,
Miss A. B. Jamieson, Mr. Sydney Anderson and Mr. Lyle A.
Mr. Anderson)
Mr. Atkinson) That the minutes of the second
regular meeting of December 21,
1952, and of the special meeting
of January 5, 1953, be taken -as
read, and adopted.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from His Honour Judge Howay,
Mr.   J.   N.   Harvey   and Mr.   A.   E.   Lord.
Death  of   Mr.   E.   C.   Hayward,   a   member   of   Senate
The   Chairman announced   the   death   of  Mr.   E.   C.
Hayward,   at  Victoria,   on  February   14th.      He   spoke
briefly   of   Mr.   Hayward's   interest   in   civic   and   educational   affairs   and   of   his   faithful   attendance   at   the
meetings   of   Senate;   and  expressed   the   deepest   regret
at   his   sudden passing.     The   Chairman   asked   the   Senate
to   rise   out   of   respect   to   the   memory  of  Mr.   Hayward. 258.
Wednesday, February 15th, 1933,
Mr. Clark    )
Dean Buchanan) That Principal Vance and Principal
Elliott be asked to represent the
Senate at the funeral of Mr.
Dr. Vance)
Mr. Clark) That a letter of condolence be sent to
the family of Mr. Hayward.
A  letter  from   the   Board   of   Governors   was   read   giving
approval   to   the   recommendation   of   Senate   in   regard   to
courses  for   the   Summer  Session,   1955.     The  Board   called
attention  to   the   fact   that   the   name   of   the   President   had
been   omitted   from   the   recommendation   that   the   courses
approved  be   subject   to   such  adjustments   or   additions   as
may be   made   by   the   Director   in   consultation with   the   Dean
and  Heads   of   the   Departments   concerned.      This   correction
was   made.
A  letter was   received   from  the   Board   of   Governors
giving   approval   to   recommendations   Nos.   1,   2   and   5   of
Senate   in   regard  to  Matriculation   Scholarships.     Recommendation  No.   4   and   the   Solicitor's   opinion   thereon  would
be   considered by  the   Board  at   its  next  meeting.
On   the   question   of   determining   the   schools   referred
to   in   recommendation No.   1  under  Greater  Vancouver   and
New Westminster  Mr.   Logan   reported   as   follows: 259.
Wednesday, February 15th, 1955
"Interpretation of 'Greater Vancouver and New
Westminster' made by Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes and Scholarships, after consultation wit.h
the Chairman of the High School and University
Matriculation Board - as requested by Senate
at its last meeting:
Greater Vancouver and New Westminster to
indicate, for purposes of the Senior
Matriculation Scholarships, the following
areas: City of Vancouver, City of North
Vancouver, District Municipalities of
North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Burnaby,
and the City of New Westminster."
Mr. Logan)
Dr. Killam) That this interpretation be approved.
A  letter  was   received  from the  Board  of  Governors
granting  approval   to   the   recommendation   of   Senate   in
regard   to   the   G.   M.   Dawson   Scholarship   given by  Miss
Jessie   Ewart.
A  letter  was   received  from   the   Board   of  Governors
giving   the   information   that,   in  accordance   with   the
recommendations   of   the   Faculties   and  the   Senate,   the
Board   of   Governors   had   constituted   a   University   Committee
on   Public   Relations   to   be   composed   of   the   following
The   President   and   the   Deans   (ex-of f icio ) ,   and
One   representative   from  each   of   the
following bodies:
The   Board   of  Governors,   Senate,
Faculty,   Alumni,   and   Students.
A   letter  was   received   from the   President   giving
notice   of  the   appointment   of  Mr.   Gordnn  W.   Scott  as  the 260.
Wednesday, February 15th, 1955
representative of Senate on this committee, and giving
the full personnel of the Committee:
President Klinck    )
Dean Buchanan       )  ex-officio
Dean Clement        )
Acting Dean Turnbull)
Mr. F. J. Burd - Board of Governors
Mr. Gordon Scott - Senate
Dr. M. Y. Williams - Faculty
Mr. John C. Oliver - Alumni Association
Mr. Milton Owen - Alma Mater Society
The President asked if it was the wish of Senate
that the Press Committee of Senate should continue to
function as at present, or that all information regarding
Senate meetings should be given through its representative on the Committee on Public Relations.
Mr. Scott    )
Miss Jamieson)  That it is the wish of Senate
that the present arrangements in
regard to giving information to
the press in reference to Senate
meetings be continued.
Mr. Scott gave a progress report on the activities
of the Committee on Public Relations.  He stated that
the Board of Governors had given the Committee definite
authority to disseminate information along certain
specified lines and asked if Senate wished to take
similar action.  The Senate expressed its confidence
in Mr. Scott and left the matter with him.
Mr. Scott asked if Senate expected to have reports
from time to time from the University Committee on
Public Relations.
Dr. Killam)
Mr. Scott ) That Mr. Scott be asked to give to
Senate at each regular meeting a
report in regard to the activities
of the University Committee on
Public Relations.'
Carried 261.
Wednesday, February 15th, 1955
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
asking Senate to arrange for the selection of the speaker
for the Congregation of May, 1955.
Mr. Lett     )
Dean Buchanan) That the matter be left in the
hands of the President as in
previous years; and that it be
left to his discretion to call
in consultation the Committee
on Ceremonie s.
Congregation,   June,   1955
A   letter   from   the   President   was   read   calling
attention   to   the   Fifth  Pacific   Science   Congress  which   will
be   held   in  Victoria  and Vancouver   June   Let   to   15th,   and
raising   the   question  as   to   whether   Senate   might   not   wish
to   confer   the   honorary   degree   of   LL.D.   upon  one   or  more
of   the   distinguished   scientists   who   will   be   in   attendance.
Dr. Killam  )
Dean Clement) That the suggestion of the President
be accepted and that the matter be
referred to the Committee on Honorary
Degrees for report.
Mr.   Angus   raised   the   question   of expense   in   connection with   a   special   Congregation.     The   Chairman   replied
that   the  Board  had   asked   for  an   estimate   of   the   cost,
should   Senate   consider   the   proposal   favourably.
The   following   recommendation  was   received   from   the
Director  of   the   Summer   Session:
"That   the   preparatory   reading examinations
for   this   year   be  waived." 26 2.
Wednesday, February 15th, 1955
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Hutchinson)  That this recommendation be
Reports of Committees
On Calendar
Mr. Turnbull, Chairman of the Committee,
pointed out that there were no changes in the
Matriculation Requirements for 1954 other than
those passed by Senate in reference to Matriculation
Scholarships and the standing for admission to
Applied Science and except in a few text books.
He directed attention to the form in which it was
proposed to issue the Requirements for Matriculation
for 1954.
Farris      )
That   Senate   approve   of   the   distribution   of   the   Matriculation
Requirements   for   June,   1954,   in   the
form  of  a   leaflet   giving  the   changes
and   attached   to   the   Matriculation
Requirements   for  1953.
Mr. Turnbull asked for an expression of opinion
in regard to the elimination of certain parts of
the calendar (particularly the list of names of
students), the making of a charge for calendars and
the insertion of advertisements in the calendar.
These points were thoroughly discussed but no
definite action was taken and the matter was left
with the Committee.
On Honorary Degrees
Dr. Evlyn F. Farris presented a report of the
Committee as follows:
The meeting of the Committee on Honorary Degrees
was held in the Board Room of the University on
December 21st, 1932.  In the absence of the
Chairman, Hi 3 Honour Judge F. W. Howay, Dean
Buchanan presided.  The Committee received the 265.
Wednesday, February 15th, 1955
request made by Senate that we consider the
advisability of granting the degree of Doctor
of Laws Honoris Causa to His Honour Judge Howay
at the May Congregation.  On motion of Dr.
Sedgewick seconded by the secretary of the
committee, it was unanimously decided to recommend to Senate the granting of this degree.
Dr. Farris   )
Dean Buchanan) That the report be adopted.
Report of the University Ceremonies Committee
Dr. Sedgewick made a verbal report as follows:
(a) Procedure and programme at Autumn Congregation
Arrangements authorized by Senate for the
Fall Congregation were carried out and
proved on the whole satisfactory:  to-wit,
that the Autumn Congregation be simpler
and less formal than previously.
(b) Gown for recipients of Honorary Degrees
The matter was still under consideration.
(c) Form  of invitations for Congregations
The invitations sent out at the time of the
special Congregation in October 1952, were
not correct in that through oversight the
name of the Board of Governors was included
in the list of those extending the invitation.
In the future the form of the invitation
would revert to that previously used.
(d) Calendar statement in reference to hood for the
B.Com. degree
The attention of the Calendar Committee had
been called to the omission of mention of the
hood for the B.Com. degree in the calendar
statement in regard to Academic Costume.
Dr.   Sedgewick)
Mr.   Clark )   That   the   report   be   received   in
this   form,   and   adopted.
Carried 264.
Wednesday, February 15th, 1935
Report of the Univeraity Library Committee
A brief report was received from the University
Library Committee stating that for financial reasons a
full printed report of the work of the Library Committee
could not be presented but giving, in synoptic form,
facts in regard to (a) library circulation, (b) funds
and appropriations, (c) volunteer student assistance,
(d) graduating class gifts to the library.
Mr. Lett     )
Mr. Atkinson ) That this report be received as
an interim report; that Senate
express its appreciation to the
student volunteers who have been
assisting in the Library and also
to the graduating class of 1935
for their gift to the Library;
and that the Secretary be instructed to send a letter to the
people concerned.
A   letter   was   received   from  His   Honour   Judge   Howay
expressing his   thanks   to   Senate   for   its   congratulations
upon   the   award   to   him  of   the   Tyrrell   Medal   by   the   Royal
Society   of   Canada.      The   letter   was   ordered   filed.
Stanley   C.   Carver,   one   of   our  graduates   in  Applied
Science,   now  living   in   London,   stated   in   a   letter   that
in  making   application   for   a   position   in   the   Civil
Engineer-in-Chief'3   Department   of   the   Admiralty  he
found   it   necessary   to  present   a   certificate   of   having
taken   a   degree   recognized  by   The   Institution  of   Civil 265.
Wednesday, February 15th, 1955
Engineers (England), but was faced with the situation
that the Bachelor of Applied Science degree of The
University of British Columbia was not so recognized.
He submitted a letter from the Secretary of The
Institution of Civil Engineers in reference to the
engineering degree of The University of British Columbia
and requested that formal .application for recognition
by the Institution be made by the University.
Mr. Turnbull )
Mr. Anderson
That the Secretary of Senate be
authorized to take the necessary
steps to obtain recognition of
the B.A.Sc. degree of The
University of British Columbia
from the Institution of Civil
Engineers in England.
Mr. Lett asked if Senate wished any publication
made of the action taken in reference to the conferring
of the honorary degree of LL.D. on His Honour Judge Howay
After a general discussion the following resolution was passed:
Dr. Vance   )
Mr. Anderson) That the matter be left to the
discretion of the Press Committee.
Dr. Vance  )
Dr. Killam ) That we adjourn.
Chai rman


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