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 1374
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
The third regular meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia was held on Wednesday,
February 18th, 1948, at 8:00 p.m., in the Board and Senate
Room.
Present: Dean D. Buchanan, Acting President (in the
Chair), Chancellor E. W. Hamber, Dean F.M. Clement, Dean
J.N. Finlayson, Dean G. F. Curtis, Dr. O.J. Todd, Mr. W.H.
Gage, Dr. H.J. MacLeod, Mr. F.A. Forward, Dr. J.C. Berry,
Dr. G.H. Harris, Mr. F. Read, Mr. J.F. Burd, Major B.C.
Holmes, Mr. A.R. Lord, Mr. H.O. English, Dr. J.G. Brown,
Mrs. K.M. Beckett, Mr. K.P. Caple, Dr. Sherwood Lett, Mr.
A.E. Lord, Miss Florence S. Mulloy, Dr. W.N. Sage, Dr. F.A.
Turnbull, Rev. K.E. Taylor, Dr. J.F. Walker, Dr. H.V.Warren,
Dr. C.A.H. Wright, Mr. Gilbert Kennedy.
Expressions of regret for their inability to be present were received from Mr. H.N. MacCorkindale, Dr. A.E.
Grauer, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Dr. A.B. Schinbein,
Dr. G.G. Sedgewick.
Dean Buchanan expressed the great pleasure felt by
all members of Senate in the honour conferred on President
MacKenzie in his investiture with the insignia of Companion
of the Most Distinguished Order of St.Michael and St.George.
Dr. Berry )
Dr. warren) That the minutes of the second regular
meeting of December 17th, 1947, be
approved.
Carried
Dr. Todd   )
Mr. A.R.Lord) That the minutes of the Special
Meeting, December 30th, 1947, be
approved.
Carried
Appointment of Committee on "Friends of the Library"
With reference to the resolution passed at the meeting
of Senate on Uctober 22nd, a memorandum was received from 1375
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
the Librarian containing suggestions concerning the formation and functions of a "Friends of the Library" group.  In
view of this, it was agreed that the appointment of a committee on the matter be deferred.  The Chancellor referred
to the effective work done for McGill University by the
organization known as "Friends of McGill University" and
suggested that a similar group be initiated here.
The Chairman recommended that the suggestion be forwarded to the President for action.
From the Board of Governors
Courses for the Summer Session, 1948 - Approved.
Extension of course in Horticulture 316 - Approved.
Appropriation for Library - Referred to the meeting of
the Board of Governors which will deal with the
University Budget.
The following recommendations of the Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships, and Bursaries were accepted by the Board
subject to the approval of Senate:
1. United Distillers' Limited Assistance Fund.
2. Continuation of the British Columbia Telephone
Company Scholarship for the Session 1948-49.
3. Renewal of the British Columbia Electric Railway
Company Scholarship for the Session 1948-49-
4. For information - receipt of the final payment on
the H. R. MacMillan Loan Fund and contribution
towards the salary of a professor of Silviculture.
5. Continuance oi J.S. McLean Bursaries for the
Session 1948-49-
6. Bequest from the estate of the late Mrs. Anne S.
Campbell to provide a fund for assistance to
needy students and a contribution toward the
establishment of a Faculty of Medicine (for
information). 1376
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
7« Increase in amount of Timber Preservers Limited
awards.
8. Dorbils Prize in Canadian History.
9. National Paper Box Limited Bursaries.
10. Change in terms of the Comineo Research Fellowship.
From the Faculties
Dr. Sage presented the report of the Joint Faculty
Committee on the proposal to initiate courses leading to
the degree of Ph.D. in the Departments of Biology and
Botany, Physics, and Zoology.  This report had been
approved by a Joint meeting of the Faculties held on
February 10th, 1948.  It included the following recommendation :
While it is recognized that the first call on
the University's resources should be the improvement
of the standards of undergraduate instruction, and
while there may be some apprehension that the three
departments concerned have underestimated the cost
of Ph.D. work, the Committee as a whole nevertheless
feels that the advantages to the University of
initiating the strictly limited programme of Ph.D.
courses that is proposed would outweigh the disadvantages.  It therefore recommends that the proposal to commence Ph.D. work as an experiment on a
minimum cost basis be endorsed and forwarded to
Senate with the recommendation that it be approved.
Dr. Sage   )
Mr. Kennedy) That this recommendation be approved
in principle and forwarded to the
Board of Governors for consideration.
Carried
Calendar,  1948-49
Mr. Gage presented the recommendations of the Faculty
of Arts and Science in reference to Calendar changes effective  in the  Session 1948-49: .1
1377
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
Mr. Gage)
Dr. Sage) That the regulation that students with
more than three units of failures outstanding be not allowed to register in
September be rescinded.
Carried
Mr. Gage)
Dr. Sage) That students in the Faculty of Arts
and Science be permitted to t ake
courses in Architecture for credit as
follows:
Arch.160 (1 unit) and Arch.170
(2 units)  - Second Year
Arch.466(1£ units) and Arch.467(l£
units) - Third or Fourth Years.
Carried
Mr.   Gage       )
Mr.A.R.Lord) That the courses for High School
Teachers of Science and Health be
deleted.
Carried
Mr. Gage)
Dr. Sage) That a student be permitted to take
two subjects (6 units) of First or
Second Year courses in the combined
Third or Fourth Years without restriction as to the departments in which
he is doing his major work.
Carried
Mr. Gage)
Dr. Sage) That paragraph 4, p.95 of the Calendar
for 1947-48 in reference to language
courses be deleted.
Carried
Mr. Gage)
Dr. Sage) That the recommendations for the Double
Degree courses be three years in Arts
with 18 units in the third year of Arts.
The B.A. degree may be combined with
any other degree except the B.S.W. for
which it is prerequisite.
Carried
Mr. Gage  )
Dean Curtis)That the course Commerce 251 (Fundamentals of Accounting) be compulsory 1378
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
for those taking the combined degrees
of B.A. and LL.B.
Carried
Mr. Gage   )
Dean Clement) That this report be approved and
forwarded to the Board of Governors.
Carried
Dean Clement)
Mr. Gage   ) That new courses be discussed by
all concerned before being included
in the Calendar in order that equipment and staff be not duplicated
and funds not expected beyond the
power of the department to provide.
Carried
Mr. Forward presented the report on Calendar changes,
new courses, courses to be discontinued, courses redrafted
and reorganized, curriculum revisions, general revisions,
etc., in the Faculty of Applied Science, as approved by
the Faculty.  Attention was called to the proposed special
fees in the course in Forestry - a $3.DO surveying fee and
a $50.00 fee for the one month spent at the Forestry Camp
at Haney.
Mr. Forward  )
Dean Finlayson) That this report be approved and
forwarded to the Board of
Governors.
Carried
Dean Clement presented the recommendations of the
Faculty of Agriculture on Calendar changes, new courses,
etc., in that Faculty, and called attention to the proposed
new five-year honours courses in the different Departments.
These would not require new courses or additional staff,
but only a re-arrangement and distribution of present courses 1379
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Harris  ) That the honours courses be approved
in principle, full details to be
worked out later and that the report as a whole be adopted.
Carried
Dean Clement)
Dr. Harris  ) That Horticulture 41o (Landscape
Design) be made available to
students in Architecture.
Carried
Dean Curtis stated that no changes were proposed in
the present calendar outline for the Faculty of Law.
Dr. Sage presented the recommendation of the Faculty
of Arts and Science on the proposed changes in the requirements for the M.A. degree.
Dr. Sage)
Mr. Gage) That these revisions in requirements
be approved.
Carried
Christmas Examinations
The following resolution in reference to Christmas
Examinations was submitted as adopted by the Faculty of
Arts and Science, Applied Science, and Agriculture:
"That we revert to the practice of having formal
examinations in all undergraduate courses at
Christmas and that no lectures be held during
the examination period."
Dr. Lett)
Mr. Gage) That the recommendation of these
faculties be approved.
Carried
The Faculties of Arts and Science and Agriculture also
recommended the following:
"That Faculty discontinue the practice of dismissing students at Christmas." 1380
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
Mr. Gage  )
Mr.A.R.Lord) That this recommendation be approved.
Mr. A.E. Lord asked that a letter be read from Mr.
A.J. Cowan regarding the compulsory withdrawal of his son
from Third Year Applied Science.  In amendment
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Dr. Lett   ) That this matter be laid on the
table.
With the consent of the mover in each case the original
motion and the amendment were withdrawn.
Mr.A.E.Lord)
Dr. Lett  ) That a committee be struck by the
Chair to b ring in a report from all
faculties regarding the question of
compulsory withdrawal of students
at Christmas.
Carried
Recommendations were received from the Faculties
regarding the admission of students who have completed under
the new curriculum the full course of two years beyond
Senior Matriculation at the Joint Services College, Royal
Roads:
Arts and Science: "That applicants who have completed
the full course of two years following
Senior Matriculation be granted up to
30 units of credit in First and Second
Years, and that those who have completed the special requirements in
Mathematics and Physics at Royal Roads
with satisfactory standing be accepted
as having completed the Second Year
requirements of the Honours course in
either Mathematics or Physics or both."
Applied Science:  "That credit for one year only in
Applied Science be allowed to applicants who have completed the new two
year course of the Joint Services
College, Royal Roads." 1381
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
Agriculture: "That all applicants be referred to the
Committee on Admission and Courses, and
that each case be dealt with on its merits."
Law:        No objection was raised to the recommendation that a student who has completed the
new two-year course at Royal Roads be
regarded as having done the equivalent of
the First and Second Years in the Faculty
of Arts and Science.
Mr. Gage   )
Major Holmes) That these recommendations be
approved.
Carried
RCN Educational Tests
A request was received from the Department of National
Defence, Ottawa, through the Department of Education at
Victoria, for recognition of the RCN Canadian Intermediate
and Higher Educational Tests.  A recommendation was received
from the Faculties that these tests be accepted as the equivalent of British Columbia University Entrance and Senior
Matriculation respectively, with the exception that the
Higher Test in Chemistry be regarded as the equivalent of
Chemistry A only.
Mr. Gage  )
Mr. Taylor) That these recommendations be approved.
Carried
Directed Reading Courses. 1948-49
The Faculty of Arts and Science recommended that the
following Directed Reading Courses be offered in the
Session 1948-49:
Mathematics 202 - Calculus        - 3 units
Economics 310 - International Trade - 3 units 1382
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
Dr. Sage  )
Dean Curtis) That these courses be approved for
the Session 1948-49*
Carried
Summer Reading Courses for Veterans
The Faculty of Arts and Science recommended that a
summer reading course or courses be authorized for veteran
students who need an additional three units to complete the
requirements for their degrees, the details to be arranged
by Dean Buchanan in consultation with the Veterans' Counsellors and the Department of Veterans' Affairs following
a canvass of the students concerned.
Mr. Gage )
Mr. Caple) That these courses be approved when
details regarding the courses have
been completed.
Carried
Requirements for University Entrance and
Senior Matriculation, 1949
The following proposed changes were suggested for the
"Requirements for University Entrance and Senior Matriculation, 1949"
(a) Rewording to provide for new courses, Mathematics V
and A.
(b) Change in General Science requirements for University Entrance in case of students offering
language courses.
(c) Revision of subject requirements for University
Scholarships for University Entrance.
(d) Provision for postponement of Royal Institution
Scholarship for Senior Matriculation in case of
Pharmacy students.
Mr. Forward)
Dr. Sage   ) That these revisions be referred 1383
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
to the Chair with power to act.
Carried
Memoranda on University Population and Finance
Dr. Turnbull presented a memorandum and charts
illustrating some aspects of University population and
finance over the last thirty years, showing the actual proportion of government grants to Provincial Government income,
student load carried by each Faculty and by individual
members of Faculty, population growth as compared with
student growth, average cost per student enrolled, etc.
Dr. Warren)
Dr. Lett  ) That the memorandum be forwarded to
the Board of Governors with t he
request that Faculty and Alumni be
permitted to use the information
publicly.
Carried
Speaker for the Spring Congregation
The Secretary read a letter from the President stating that he had received word that His Excellency the
Governor-General would be present at the Spring Congregation to receive his Honorary Degree and would also give
the Congregation Address.
Victoria College Council
Mr. Gage represented the University at the last meeting
of the Victoria College Council and gave a report of
progress.
A letter was read from Dr. J. M. Ewing, Principal of
Victoria College, requesting permission to appoint another
member of the Victoria College staff to attend Senate meet- 1384
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
ings when he is personally unable to come to Vancouver.
His appointee would have no voting power on Senate but
would be able to keep Victoria College in touch with Senate
proceedings.
Dean Clement)
Mr. A.E.Lord) That this suggestion be approved.
In amendment
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Dr. Lett   ) That this matter be laid on the
table.
The amendment was put to vote and Carried
Report of the Committee on Prizes. Scholarships.
and Bursaries
Mr. Gage, Chairman, presented the report of the Joint
Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries.
The following revisions, renewals, and offers of new prizes
were approved in accordance with the  terms listed below:
The United Distillers Limited
The United Distillers Limited has donated,
through Mr. I.J. Klein, Managing Director, the
sum of $250.00 to provide a special fund for the
emergency assistance of needy veteran students.
British Columbia Telephone Company Limited
 Scholarships	
Information was received that the British
Columbia Telephone Company had agreed to continue
its scholarships to the value of $250.00 for the
Session 1948-49-
The British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Limited have signified their intention of renewing
their scholarship awards for the Session 1948-49,
the terms of award to remain unchanged. 1385
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
Mr. H.R. MacMillan has made final payment on his
contribution to his Loan Fund and to the salary of a
professor in Silviculture.
Mr. J. S. McLean notified the President of his
intention of continuing the McLean Bursaries to the
value of $1,000.00 for the Session 1948-49-
Timber Preservers Limited Prizes
The Timber Preservers Limited have announced their
intention of increasing the total amount of their
prizes from $135.00 to $180.00 annually.  Their prizes
Will now be $80.00, $60.00 and $40.00 respectively.
The Dorothy and William Dorbils Prize in
Canadian History
A prize of $50.00, the gift of Dorothy and
William Dorbils, will be awarded annually to an
undergraduate or graduate student for an essay on
some aspect of Canadian History, which shows promise
of ability in historical research.  The award will
be made on the recommendation of the Department of
History.  If in any year no student reaches the
required standard the award may be withheld.  Students
intending to compete for the prize should consult
members of the Department teaching the courses in
Canadian History.
The National Paper Box Limited Bursaries
Two bursaries of $200.00 each, the gift of National
Paper Box Limited, are available for the Session
1948-49-  One of these will be awarded to a student
in Agriculture and the other to a student in Commerce.
The awards will be made to students who have good
academic records and are in need of financial assistance.  Applications, on forms available at the
Registrar's Office, must be received by the Registrar
not later than August 15th.
Minor revisions in the terms of award of the
Comineo Fellowship were approved by the Committee on
Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries.
The Kiwanis Club Gold Medal and Prize
A gold medal and a cash prize of $50.00 both
given by the Kiwanis Club of Vancouver, will be
awarded to the student standing at the head of the 1386
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
graduating class for the B. Com. degree.
The Kiwanis Club Scholarship
A scholarship of $150.00, the gift of the
Kiwanis Club of Vancouver, will be awarded to the
student obtaining the highest standing in the
Fourth Year of Commerce and proceeding to the final
year in that course.
The Houghland Prize in Dispensing
Through the generosity of C. D. Houghland,
Vancouver, two prizes of $50.00 each are available
annually for students in Pharmacy.  The prizes will
be awarded to the two graduating students with the
best records in the practical work of the pharmacy
and dispensing laboratories throughout the course.
The Transportation and Customs Bureau
of the Vancouver Board of Trade Prizes
A cash prize of $75.00, the gift of the Vancouver Board of Trade, was awarded in May, 1948, for
the best major report submitted by students enrolled
in the Department of Commerce in the course on
Transportation Practices and Policies (Commerce 543)-
A cash prize of $75.00 was made available for students
in the Extension Course in Transportation.
The Automotive Transport Association
of British Columbia Scholarship
A scholarship of $150.00, the gift of the
Automotive Transport Association of British Columbia,
will be awarded annually to the student who obtains
the highest standing in the course on Transportation Practices and Policies (Commerce 443) and is
proceeding to the course in Highway Traffic Problems
(Commerce 545)•
Vancouver Bar Association Prizes
A recommendation was received from the Faculty
of Law that the Vancouver Bar Association Prizes to
the value of $100.00 be discontinued and that in
the place of these an additional bursary of $100.00
be given in the Faculty of Law making three Vancouver
Bar Association bursaries instead of two. 1387
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
The Law Society Gold Medal and Prize
A gold medal, presented by the Law Society of
British Columbia, will be awarded to the student
obtaining the highest aggregate marks in the final
year in the Faculty of Law.  This award will be
accompanied by a cash g rant equivalent to the
individual's Call and Admission Fee.
The Home Economics Graduation Prize
A cash prize of $50.00 will be awarded to the
student standing at the head of the graduating class
for the B.H.E. degree.
The Home Economics Prize
A cash prize of $25.00 will be awarded to the
student obtaining highest standing in the work of
the Second Year of the course in Home Economics.
The Architectural Institute of British
Columbia Medals and Prizes
Prizes to the total of $200.00, given annually
by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia,
are available for the leading students in the three
senior years of Architecture.  These prizes, each
consisting of a medal and books, will be awarded to
the student in each year showing outstanding ability
in architectural design and obtaining a high academic
record.  If, in any year, no student obtains a
sufficiently high standing, the awards may be withheld.
The Triple Entente Chapter. I.O.D.E. Bursaries
Two Bursaries of $75.00 each, the gift of the
Triple Entente Chapter of the I.O.D.E., are available
for veterans.  Of these awards, one will be given to
a student in the Faculty of Applied Science and the
other to a student in the Teacher Training Course.
To be eligible for these awards, students must have
financial need and high scholastic standing.  Applications, on forms available at the Registrar's Office,
must be received by the Registrar not later than
August 15th.
The Admiral Jellicoe Chapter. I.O.D.E. Bursaries
Two bursaries of $50.00 each, the gift of the
Admiral Jellicoe Chapter of the I.O.D.E., are 1388
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
available for veterans.  These awards, one of which
is open to women and the other to men, will be given
to s tudents who have attained high scholastic standing and have financial need.  Applications, on forms
available at the Registrar's Office, must be received
by the Registrar not later than August 15th.
Mr. Gage  )
Dr. Warren) That these new awards, revisions,
renewals, etc., be accepted and
letters of thanks sent to the donors.
Carried
For the information of Senate Mr. Gage announced the
establishment of the following new Loan Funds:
Phi Delta Delta Legal Fraternity Loan Fund
Donation from Dr. D.F. Steadman to the
University General Loan Fund
Mary L. Bollert Loan Fund
In connection with established bursaries and loan
funds the following awards have been made:
From the Allied Officers, Auxiliary Bursary Fund:
Ernest L. Greenwood - $75.00
G. Cameron Fielding - $75.00
John Eager        - $5u.00
Mr. Gage presented a recommendation from the Committee
on Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries that the second
instalment of the Norgan Scholarship, awarded to Arnold T.
Abbott, be postponed for one year as Mr. Abbott has been
forced through illness to discontinue attendance for the
present session.
Mr. Gage   )
Dean Curtis) That the second instalment of the
Norgan Scholarship awarded to
Arnold T. Abbott be postponed for
one year.
Carried
m     * 1389
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
Report of the Committee on the Establishment of
a Faculty of Pharmacy
In view of the President's absence and since this
question involves the whole matter of the establishment of
faculties,
Dean Clement)
Mr. Forward ) That this matter be laid on the
table until the President returns.
Carried
At this point Dean Buchanan left the meeting and
Dean Clement took the Chair.
Report of Committee on Honorary Degrees
In the absence of the Chairman, Dean Finlayson
presented the report of the Committee on Honorary Degrees:
1. His Excellency the Governor-General has signified
his willingness to attend the Spring Congregation
and receive the Honorary Degree which was offered
to him by Senate some time ago. (For information)
2. That the Degree of Doctor of Laws be conferred on
Dr. G.M. Weir at the Spring Congregation.
3. That the Degree of Doctor of Laws be conferred on
Mr. A.D.P. Heeney, Clerk of the Privy Council,
either at the Spring Congregation or at a later
Congregation when it is convenient for him to
receive it in person.
4. That the Degree of Doctor of Science be conferred
on Dr. Anne Bezanson, Professor of Economics in
the Wharton School of Business, University of
Pennsylvania, and Executive Agent of the Rockefeller Foundation, either at the Spring Congregation
or at a convenient later date.
5. That the degree of Doctor of Science be conferred
on Dean Daniel Buchanan at the Spring Congregation.
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. A.R. Lord ) That this report be adopted.
Carried 1390
Wednesday, February 18, 1948.
A letter was received from the Forest Club of the
Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia
requesting the establishment of a Faculty of Forestry.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Wright   ) That the question of the establishment of a Faculty of Forestry be
referred to a Committee to b e
appointed by the Chair.
Carried
The meeting adjourned.
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