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 Wednesday, May loth, 1957      2110
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for the Session 1956-57 was
held on Wednesday, May 15th, 1957, 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, Miss CS. Black, Mr.
C.B. Bourne, Mr. J.M. Buchanan, Dr. J.J.R. Campbell, Mr.
K.P. Caple, Very Rev. H. Carr, Dean S.N.F. Chant, Dr. D.H.
Copp, Miss M. Cottingham, Dr. I. McT. Cowan, Mr. L.G.R.
Crouch, Mr. G.D. Darling, Miss M.M. Fallis, Dean W.H. Gage,
Mr. B.C. Gillie, Dean H.C Gunning, Dr. W.H. Hickman, Dr.
F.H. Johnson, Dr. F.A. Kaempffer, Mr. F.M. Knapp, Mr. L.J.
Ladner, Colonel H.T. Logan, Dean E.D. MacPhee, Dean A.W.
Matthews, Dean M.D. Mawdsley, Mr. N.T. Nemetz, Dean J.W.
Patterson, Mr. W.O. Richmond, Dr. H.R. Robertson, Dr. W.N.
Sage, Dean N.V. Scarfe, Mr. P. Sharp, Dean G.M. Shrum, Dean
F.H. Soward, Mr. L.G.J. Wong, Mr. Neal Harlow and Dr. J.K.
Friesen.
Dr. J.M. Mather was present by invitation to
discuss the report of the Senate Committee on Compulsory Physical
Education.
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Chancellor Sherwood Lett, Dr.
W.G. Black, Dean B.A. Eagles, Dr. A.E. Grauer, Major H.C
Holmes, Dr. J.R. Mcintosh, Dr. M.M. Maclntyre, Mr. F.A. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2411
Morrison, Dr. H.V. Warren, Dr. R.W. Wellwood, Rev. H.F.
Woodhouse and Dr. C.A.H. Wright.
New Members
Dr. MacKenzie opened the meeting by welcoming new
members - Messrs. G. D. Darling, N. T. Nemetz and P. Sharp,
appointed by the Board of Management of the Alumni
Association as its representatives under an amendment to the
University Act; and Very Reverend H. Carr, representative
of St. Mark's College.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Sage   )
Dean Gunning)  That the minutes of the third regular
meeting of Senate for the Session 1956-57,
having been circulated, be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried.
Senate Membership
Notice of Election of
Faculty Representatives
for the Term 1957-60
Notice was received that the following had been
elected as representatives of the Faculties on Senate, for
the three-year term beginning May 28th, 1957:
Faculty of Arts and Science   - Dr. R. D. James
Dr. M. F. McGregor
Faculty of Applied Science    - Mr. L.G.R. Crouch
Dr. F. Noakes
Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration     - Mr. C.C. Gourlay
Mr. L.G.J. Wong
Faculty of Agriculture        - Dr. W.J. Anderson
Dr. J.J.R. Campbell Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2412
Faculty of the College of
Education - Mr. H.C. Gilliland
Dr. F.H. Johnson
Faculty of Forestry - Mr. F.M. Knapp
Dr. R.W. Wellwood
Faculty of Law - Mr. C.B. Bourne
Mr. A.W.R. Carrothers
Faculty of Pharmacy - Mr. F.A. Morrison
Dr. S.H. Zbarsky
Faculty of Medicine - Dr. F.P. Patterson
Dr. J.G. Foulks
Faculty of Graduate Studies    - Dr. Barnett Savery
Dr. S.M. Friedman.
In this connection, the President pointed out
that the term of office of elected members of Senate, and
of Faculty representatives not re-appointed, expired on
May 27th. On behalf of the Senate, he thanked the retiring
members for their contributions to the Senate and the
University during their respective terms of office.
Representative of the
Anglican Theological College
Notice was received that the Board of Governors
of the Anglican Theological College had re-appointed the
Rev. II. F. Woodhouse as representative of the College on
the Senate for the three-year term commencing in May, 1957.
Representative of
Union College
Notice was received that the Executive of the
Board of Governors of Union College had re-appointed Dr.
W. S. Taylor as representative of the College on the Senate
for the three-year term commencing in May, 1957. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2413
Representatives of the
Alumni Association
Formal notice was received that the Board of
Management of the Alumni Association had appointed Mr.
G.D. Darling, Mr. N.T. Nemetz and Mr. P. Sharp as its
representatives on Senate for a three-year term commencing
April 10th, 1957, pursuant to Clause (i), Section 57, of
the University Act as amended in 1957.
Request of the Victoria
College Council for Change
in the University Act
The President reported that the Victoria College
Council had requested an amendment to Section 57 of the
University Act to include among the members of Senate, two
Professors of the Faculty of Victoria College elected by the
members of the Faculty. This proposal had been approved in
principle by the Board of Governors and by the Committee on
Amendments of the University Act.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of Recommendations
of Senate
Notice was received that the Board of Governors,
on February 25th, had approved the recommendations of Senate
at its meeting on February 13th in connection with:
New awards and changes in awards;
Calendar material for 1957-58, including new courses
and discontinuance of courses;
Emeritus status for Dr. Boggs, Dr. Eastman, Mr. Mathews
and Professor Vernon. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2414
New Awards. Accepted Subject
to Approval of Senate
Letters were received reporting that the Board
of Governors had accepted the following new awards and
changes in awards, subject to approval by Senate:
Board of Governors meeting of February 25th:
The Mary Graham Holland Scholarship in Nursing
The Mary Graham Holland Scholarship for Home Economics
Greater Vancouver Tourist Association Service Award
The British Columbia Surgical Society Bursary Fund
The Merck and Co. Ltd. Scholarship.
Board of Governors meeting of March 25th:
The Okanagan Commerce Bursary
The Cave and Company Limited Prize in Pathology
The British Columbia Dental Supply Co. Limited
Scholarship
The David A. McKee Scholarship
The I.W.A. (New Westminster) Credit Union Scholarship.
Board of Governors meeting of May 6th:
The Peter Kiewit Sons Co. of Canada Ltd. Scholarship
in Engineering
The Nisei Varsity Club Scholarship
The North Vancouver and District Parent-Teacher
Council Scholarship
The Fraser Valley Bar Association Bursary
The Pfizer Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy
The American Society for Metals, B.C. Chapter Scholarship
(increase from $100.00 to $400.00 for the
Session 1957-58)
The A. J. Nystrom Geography Scholarship
The Mary Isabel Buckerfield Scholarships
The Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Company Limited
Scholarship (increase from $150.00 to $250.00)
Engineers* Wives Association Bursary (additional
donation for 1957-58)
Westminster Medical Association Bursary (additional
donation for 1957-58)
New Loan Funds
For information of Senate, the Board also reported
acceptance of the following new loan funds: Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2415
C.I.M.M., B.C Section, Loan Fund
Cromie-Dix Memorial Fund
Rotary Club of Marpole Student Aid Fund.
From the Faculties and Schools
Results of Sessional Examinations -
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
The Secretary reported that 966 candidates had
qualified for degrees at the Spring Congregations - 502 on
May 21st and 464 on May 22nd. The total for the previous
year had been 947.
Copies of the list of candidates for degrees were
circulated to the members.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That the candidates listed for the various
degrees be awarded the degree for which
they have qualified.
Carried.
Dean MacPhee)
Mr. Wong   )  That the degree of Bachelor of Commerce
earned by Dorothy Anne Dilworth, who
died May 9th, 1957, be conferred
posthumously.
Carried.
The Secretary then drew attention to the recommendations listed in reference to students who had not
completed the requirements for degrees, or who had been
given supplemental standing.
Dean MacPhee)
Dean Chant  )  That the recommendations of the Faculties,
as listed, in reference to students other
than those qualifying for degrees, be
confirmed; and that the Deans of the
Faculties concerned, in consultation
with the Registrar and the Chairman of
Senate, be authorized to make any
corrections that may prove to be necessary.
Carried. I
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Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2416
Dean Gunning stated that Nursing students expected
to qualify for the degree of B.S.N, at the October
Congregation had completed their requirements for the degree
other than field work and essays, and that those qualifying
for Diplomas in Clinical Supervision or Public Health Nursing
had completed requirements other than field work.
Dean Gunning)
Dean Gage  )  That candidates in Nursing as recommended
by the School of Nursing and the Faculty
of Applied Science be approved for the
respective degree or diploma for which
they are qualifying, to be conferred at
the October Congregation, subject to
satisfactory completion of field work
or other requirements.
Carried.
Results of Lower Years -
Authorization for Release
of Marks
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That the Deans of the Faculties and the
Registrar, in consultation with the
Chairman of Senate, be authorized to
deal with the results of the lower years
and to release the marks in due course.
Carried.
Results in the One-Year
Teacher Training Programme
for Graduates
i __——_—_————_-—_————
* Dean Scarfe)
' Dean Gage ) That the Dean of the Faculty and College
of Education and the Registrar, in
1 consultation with the Chairman of Senate,
be authorized to release the marks in
1 the one-year Teacher Training Programme
for Graduates, and to recommend qualified
candidates to the Department of Education
for certification.
' Carried.
Dean Scarfe read the following resolution passed Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2417
by the Faculty of the College of Education in consequence
of the refusal of C. W. Shirriff, a student in the Teacher
Training Course for Graduates, to fulfil the prescribed
practice teaching at the end of the Session:
1. "That Shirriff be given his marks in due course
with no unit values for courses in Education and
with the notation that no credit will be granted
for such courses and that no recommendation will
be made for a teaching certificate until he has
completed the required practice teaching
satisfactorily; and
2. "That the descriptions of the Education courses
concerned and the general regulations in the
Calendar be changed to make it clear that in
future no credit will be given for Education
courses unless the student has fulfilled the
attendance requirement of Education 100."
Dean Scarfe)
Dean Gage  )  That Senate confirm this recommendation
of the Faculty of the College of Education.
Carried.
Faculty of Law -
Recommendations for
Withdrawal
The Secretary reported that the Faculty of Law on
May 13th had approved for submission to Senate the recommendations that the following students be required to withdraw
from the Faculty:
John Ross Anderson, who had been given special permission
by Senate to take the work of Second Year for a third
time, and had again failed;
Hugh MacLean Blair, who had failed a second time in the
Second Year.
Mr. Bourne)
Mr. Ladner)  That these recommendations of the Faculty
of Law be approved.
Carried. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2418
Faculty of Arts and Science -
New Courses
The Faculty of Arts and Science on May 13th had
approved the following new courses, for recommendation to
Senate:
Political Science 401 (3) - European Governments
Spanish 410 (3) - Aspects of Spanish History.
Dean Chant )
Dean Soward)  That Senate approve these two new
courses, as recommended.
Carried.
School of Architecture -
Calendar Changes
Calendar changes for the School of Architecture,
approved by the Council of the School on May 6th, to become
effective in 1957-58, had been circulated to the members of
Senate.
Dean Gunning)
Mr. Richmond) That the proposed Calendar changes for
the School of Architecture be approved,
as recommended.
Carried.
School of Nursing -
Calendar Changes
The Council of the School of Nursing on May 10th
had approved a revision of the Calendar statement for
Nursing 477, renumbering it as Nursing 478, and deleting it
from the requirements for the Diploma, these changes to be
effective in the Session 1957-58.
Dean Gunning)
Dean Gage  ) That the proposed Calendar changes in
connection with the course Nursing 477
be approved.
Carried. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2419
From the Faculty of the
College of Education
Requirements for Degree of
Bachelor of Education in the
Graduate Programme
The Faculty of the College of Education had
recommended to Senate that the date after which students
holding the Professional Basic Certificate would be required
to complete 15 units of work (as outlined on page 306 of
the 1956-57 Calendar) in order to qualify for the degree
of B.Ed. (Graduate), should be changed from December 31st,
1956, to December 31st, 1957.
Dean Scarfe)
Dean Gage )  That Senate approve this recommendation
of the Faculty of the College of Education.
Carried.
Reports of Committees
Prizes. Scholarships and
Bursaries
Postponement of Scholarship
Dean Gage stated that Earl Campbell, winner of a
British Columbia Sugar Refining Company Limited Scholarship
for 1956-57, had been forced to leave the University at
Christmas, and planned to return in September, 1957.
Dean Gage  )
Dr. Anderson)  That payment of the second instalment
of the British Columbia Sugar Refining
Company Limited Scholarship awarded to
Mr. Campbell be postponed to January,
1958.
Carried. *
Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2420
Sessional Awards -
Final Years
Copies of List No. 1, dated May 15, 1957, of
awards for graduate study and in the final undergraduate
year only, were circulated. Dean Gage outlined briefly the
academic records of the leaders of the graduating classes.
Dean Gage)
Dr. Cowan)  That the students whose names appear on
this List No. 1 be awarded the medals,
prizes, fellowships or scholarships for
which they are recommended.
Carried.
New Awards
Acceptance of the following new awards was
recommended, under the terms of award indicated:
The Mary Graham Holland Scholarship
in Nursing
A scholarship of approximately $300.00, endowed
through a bequest made by the late Mrs. Mary Graham
Holland, will be awarded annually to a woman undergraduate entering upon her Final Year in the School
of Nursing at this University.  The scholarship
will be given to the student considered by the
School to be the most deserving.
The Mary Graham Holland Scholarship
for Home Economics
A scholarship of approximately $300.00, endowed
f through a bequest made by the late Mrs. Mary Graham
* Holland, will be awarded annually to a woman under
graduate who has completed her Third Year and is
entering upon the Fourth or Fifth Year of study at
this University in the School of Home Economics
or in any other school or faculty in which instruction
in home economics is offered. The scholarship will
be given to the student considered by the School of
Home Economics to be the most deserving. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2421
The British Columbia Surgical Society
Bursary Fund
Through annual contributions of $300.00 the British
Columbia Surgical Society has established a fund to
assist promising and deserving students in the
Faculty of Medicine. Students receiving assistance
are asked to assume a moral obligation to reimburse
the Fund on completion of their training.
Greater Vancouver Tourist Association
Service Award
A service award of $100.00, the gift of the Greater
Vancouver Tourist Association, is available to a
student in Commerce who is proceeding to his Final
Year.  The award will be made on the basis of good
academic standing, character and ability, and
interest in the tourist industry.  The student who
is selected will be expected to write his graduating
essay on a topic related to the tourist industry
chosen in consultation with the Greater Vancouver
Tourist Association.
The Merck and Co. Ltd. Scholarship
A scholarship of $200.00, the gift of Merck and Co.
Ltd. (Montreal), will be awarded annually to the
student in the First Year of the Faculty of Medicine
who obtains the highest standing in the subject of
Biochemistry.
The Okanagan Commerce Bursary
From funds provided from the Alumni of the Business
Management Course conducted in Vernon by the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration, a bursary
of $250.00 has been made available in Commerce.  The
bursary will be awarded to a promising and deserving
undergraduate whose home is in the Okanagan.
The Cave and Company Limited Prize
in Pathology
A prize of $100.00, the gift of Cave and Company
Limited, Vancouver, will be awarded annually to the
student in the Faculty of Medicine who leads the
class in the course Pathology 425. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2422
The British Columbia Dental Supply Co.
Limited Scholarship
A scholarship of $200.00, the gift of The British
Columbia Dental Supply Co. Limited, is open to
students proceeding to dentistry.  It will be awarded
to the student in attendance at the University who
has completed the pre-dental requirements, has been
accepted by an approved school or college of dentistry,
and in the opinion of the Scholarship Committee is
best qualified in terms of academic standing, personal
qualities, and promise in dentistry.
The David A. McKee Scholarship
A scholarship of the annual value of approximately
$130.00, established by a bequest from the late
Dr. D. A. McKee, will be awarded to a student in
Agriculture with high standing.
The I.W.A. (New Westminster) Credit
Union Scholarship
A scholarship of $250.00, established by the I.W.A.
(New Westminster) Credit Union, is offered annually
to members, or to sons or daughters or legal
dependents of members, of the Credit Union who are
proceeding from Grade XII or XIII to begin their
studies at the University of British Columbia. The
basis of award will be a combination of high academic
standing, active interest in school and community
affairs, and character and personal qualities.  In
the case of a close decision the financial circumstances of applicants and their families will be
considered. Applications, on forms obtainable from
the Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver 8, B. C,
must reach the University not later than May 31st.
The Peter Kiewit Sons Co. of Canada Ltd.
Scholarship in Engineering
A scholarship of $500.00, the gift of Peter Kiewit
Sons Co. of Canada Ltd., is offered to students in
engineering entering the Final Year.  This scholarship is open to students in Civil, Mechanical, and
Mining Engineering, with preference to those in
Civil Engineering. The award will be made to a
student interested in the field of industry and
selection of the winner will be made on the basis
of promise in the field, aptitude in the practical
aspects of engineering, and general academic standing.
The award will be made prior to the opening of the Wednesday, May 15th, 1957    2423
fall session. For evidence of special promise in
the area of industry the Company may also provide
a special award of $250.00 for an engineering
student in its employ during the summer.
The Nisei Varsity Club Scholarship
A scholarship of $100.00, the gift of the Nisei
Varsity Club, is offered to Japanese Canadian
students.  It will be awarded to a student who has
completed at least one year at the University of
British Columbia and is proceeding to further
undergraduate studies toward a degree. Selection
of the winner will be made by the University, after
consultation with the Club, on the basis of academic
standing, character and personal qualities, and
interest and participation in University and
community activities.  Those who desire to be
considered for this award or to nominate candidates
should get in touch with the Dean of Administrative
and Inter-Faculty Affairs not later than the last
day of lectures.
The North Vancouver and District Parent-
Teacher Council Scholarship
A scholarship of approximately $400.00, the gift
of the North Vancouver and District Parent-Teacher
Council, is offered to students graduating from
North Vancouver High School and proceeding to the
College of Education, University of British Columbia,
in a full course leading to a degree or certificate
in teaching.  Selection of the winner will be made
on the basis of academic standing, character and
personal qualities, participation and interest in
school and community activities, and aptitude for
and interest in teaching. Applications on the
general application form for scholarships must be
submitted by June 30th.
The Fraser Valley Bar Association Bursary
Through the generosity of the Fraser Valley Bar
Association a bursary of $150.00 is awarded annually
in the Faculty of Law. Students with good scholastic
standing, who have completed at least one year in
Law, and who need financial assistance to continue
their studies are eligible for consideration. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2424
The Pfizer Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy
Through the generosity of Pfizer (Canada) a fellowship of $500.00 is open annually to graduating students
in the Faculty of Pharmacy.  This award will enable
the winner to further his practical experience through
one year of hospital pharmacy interneship. In the
selection of the winner, consideration will be given
to academic record and to interest in and aptitude
for hospital pharmacy. Final selection will be made
by the Faculty in consultation with the hospital
concerned.
The A. J. Nystrom Geography Scholarship
This scholarship of $200.00 annually is made available
by Mr. E. F. Williams of West Vancouver to a student
intending to adopt the teaching of Geography as a
profession. The award will be made upon the recommendation of the Chairman, Division of Geography, at
the University.
The Mary Isabel Buckerfield Scholarships
Four scholarships of $250.00 each, the gift of
Mr. and Mrs. E. Ernest Buckerfield, have been
established for award in each of the sessions
1957-58 and 1958-59.  Of the four awards, one will
be available each session in Arts and Science, one
in Agriculture, one in Education, and one in Social
Work. These scholarships will be awarded to high
ranking students who are worthy and deserving of
encouragement and financial assistance.
The British Columbia Electric Company
Limited Travelling Fellowship in
Architecture
To commemorate the opening of its new head office
building in Vancouver in March 1957, British Columbia
Electric Company Limited offers a Fellowship of
$2,000.00 which will be awarded biennially, starting
in 1957, to assist a graduate student of the School
of Architecture to travel outside North America.
The award will be available to a graduate who ranked
in the top quarter of his class in the last two
years of his course (4th and 5th years) and who has
been selected by the Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries, on the basis of
a programme of travel and study submitted by the
applicant to the Director of the School. Eligible
are graduates of the School of Architecture at this
University who have received their degrees in the Wednesday, May 15th, 1957    2425
year the Fellowship is being awarded or in one of
the two previous years. The graduate must be
prepared to spend at least six months abroad and
to submit a report or some other testimonial of
his study. The award will be announced in the
first week of June, and the allocation will be
made over a period of six months.
The Vancouver and District Home Economics
Association Scholarship
A scholarship of $250.00, the gift of the Vancouver
and District Home Economics Association, is open
in competition to women students in Vancouver, North
Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, and New Westminster,
who are entering the School of Home Economics at
the University from Grade XII.  In the selection of
the winner consideration will be given to academic
standing, aptitude for and promise in the field of
Home Economics, personal qualities and character,
and interest and participation in school and
community affairs. The financial circumstances of
the applicants and their families may also be a
factor. Applications, on forms obtainable from the
Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs,
must be submitted to the University not later
than June 30th.
The Moran Power Development Ltd. Fellowship
The Moran Power Development Ltd. of British Columbia
offers in 1957-58 a fellowship of $2,500.00 for
research in economic geography related to the
utilization of hydro-electric power in British
Columbia, A portion of the scholarship not to
exceed $700,00 may be used for travelling and
other expenses in connection with the research
programme.  The topic of research will be chosen
after consultation between the Department of
Geology and Geography and the Moran Development
Company. The fellowship is open to a graduate
student in Geography and will be awarded by the
University upon the recommendation of the Department of Geology and Geography.
Changes in Awards
Dean Gage reported the following changes in
established awards: Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2426
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy,
B. C Section - increase in value of three book
prizes from $20.00 to $25.00 each;
Hamber Scholarships in Medicine - one to be awarded
in the Third Year and one in the Fourth, instead
of both in the Third Year;
American Society for Metals, B. C Chapter, Scholarship -
increase in value from $100.00 to $400.00 for the
Session 1957-58;
Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining Company Limited Scholarship -
increase in value from $150.00 to $250.00;
Engineers' Wives Association Bursary - additional
donation of $200.00 for the Session 1957-58;
Westminster Medical Association Bursary - additional
donation of $200.00 for the Session 1957-58.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That the new awards and changes in awards
be accepted as recommended, and that letters
of appreciation be sent to the donors.
Carried.
For information of Senate, Dean Gage reported the
establishment of the Cromie-Dix Memorial Fund, amounting to
over $20,000.00 at present, from which interest-free loans
would be made (with a maximum of $2,000.00 per student) to
students in such fields as Social Sciences, Education, and
Community and Regional Planning.
Provision had been made by various donors for
scholarships for sons and daughters of members of the
Vancouver Police Force.  Further details, and a Calendar
statement, would be submitted to Senate in due course.
Honorary Degrees
Subsequent to the previous meeting of Senate, the
Committee on Honorary Degrees had recommended that the degree Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2427
of LL.D. (honoris causa) be conferred on Miss Doris Saunders,
President of the Canadian Federation of University Women,
at the Spring Congregation. A poll of more than fifty percent of the members of Senate had indicated approval of this
recommendation.
Dean Soward)
Miss Fallis)  That Senate give formal approval to the
recommendation of the Committee on
Honorary Degrees that the degree of
Doctor of Laws be conferred on Miss
Doris Saunders at the forthcoming
Congregation.
Carried.
English Language Problems
of Foreign Students
The report of the Committee on English-Language
Problems of Foreign Students had been circulated prior to
the meeting. Following discussion of the report,
particularly of the recommendation that "all foreign
students, before embarking for Canada, shall be required
to write an examination in English", it was moved:
Dean Gage )
Mr. Gillie)  That this report be referred back to a
joint committee, including members of the
Committee which prepared the report and
members of Senate present at this meeting,
and that in due course the recommendations
of this joint committee be presented to
Senate for further discussion; and that
this joint committee be asked to ascertain
the practice in universities of other
countries as well as other universities
of Canada in respect to admission of
students whose mother tongue is not that
in use at the particular University.
Carried. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957      2428
Compulsory Physical
Education Programme
Dr. J. M. Mather, Chairman of the Committee on the
Compulsory Physical Education Programme, was present by
invitation to discuss the report of this Committee.  Copies
of the report had been circulated prior to the meeting.
Dr. Mather pointed out that the recommendations
of the Committee included continuance of the present
requirements for physical education in the first two years
of the University, with broadening of the grounds for
exemption on the basis of participation in equivalent
activities.  It was noted that the Director of the School
of Physical Education would be authorized to decide what
physical activities might be considered equivalent to the
courses at present required.
Dr. Mather indicated his Committee's awareness
of the increase in staff and facilities needed to keep pace
with the demands created by increasing enrolment.
The Committee was not yet prepared to make
recommendations in connection with the proposed Health
Education programme.
Miss Fallis)
Dr. Copp  )  That the general principles recommended
by the Committee on the Compulsory
Physical Education Programme in this
report, be approved.
Carried. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2429
Colours of Hoods for Bachelor
of Science. Bachelor of Commerce
and Bachelor of Education
With the establishment of the Faculties of
Commerce and Business Administration, and Education, and
the degree of Bachelor of Science, the question of colour
of hoods for the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce, of
Education, and of Science had arisen.
Dean Gage   )
Colonel Logan)  That this matter be referred to the
Committee on Colours of Hoods.
Carried.
Report of the University
Health Service. 1955-56
The report of the University Health Service for
1955-56 was returned to the agenda, and was voted received.
Report of the Department of
University Extension. 1955-56
Copies of the report of the Department of
University Extension for 1955-56 had been circulated prior
to the meeting.
At the request of the Chairman, Dr. Friesen
commented briefly on the programme of the Summer School of
the Arts for 1957.
Report of the Tenth Annual
High School Conference. 1957
It was agreed that copies of the report of the
Tenth Annual High School Conference, sponsored by the Alma
Mater Society, should be circulated to the members of Senate. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2430
Report of Student Committee
on Extramural Athletics
At the request of the Chairman, Dean Matthews as
Chairman of the Men's Athletic Committee, commented on the
report of the Student Committee on Extramural Athletics
which had been prepared for the Alma Mater Society.
Copies of relevant excerpts from M.A.C minutes
had been circulated, recommending that Senate officially
record its acceptance of the concept that extramural
athletics be considered an integral part of the educational
process and deserving of a recognized place in the academic
community.
Dean Matthews outlined the growth and development
of the Men's Athletic Committee and of the University's
extramural athletic programme. He stated that discussions
between the Men's Athletic Committee and the 1956-57 and
1957-58 Students' Council had cleared up some of the
misconceptions upon which statements in the Report of the
Student Committee were based. He indicated that, although
the present policy in regard to extramural athletics was in
general satisfactory to the Men's Athletic Committee,
certain proposals for modification might be made to the
Senate and to the Board of Governors.
Dean Andrew)
Dean Gage ) That a Senate Committee be established
to review the form and status of the
Men's Athletic Committee and to consider
the recommendations made to Senate by
the Men's Athletic Committee.
Carried. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2431
It was agreed that copies of the Clyne-Lord motion
at the Senate meeting of December 17th, 1952, relative to
University policy in respect of athletics, should be mimeographed and circulated to the members of Senate.
Report of Counselling and
Placement Office. 1944-56
Copies of the report of the Counselling and
Placement Office since its inception in 1944 as a Veterans'
Counselling Service, had been circulated prior to the
meeting.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Scarfe)  That a letter of congratulation for this
interesting report be sent to Mr. McLean;
and that he be invited to appear before
the Senate at a future meeting to
discuss the work of the Counselling
Office and the adequacy of its service
as regards number of personnel and
range of activity.
Carried.
Annual Congregations
The President reminded the Senate of the
Baccalaureate Service on May 19th, and Congregations on
May 21st and 22nd, and urged the members of Senate if
possible to attend these ceremonies.
Victoria College Council
Dr. Hickman reported that the Victoria College
Council, at its meeting on May 13th, had reviewed the
academic results for 1956-57. The sons and daughters of
members of Faculty had, as usual, attained high standing. Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2432
The policy of encouraging students with poor
academic standing to withdraw at Christmas, had again
proved successful in reducing the number of failures in the
final examinations.
Correspondence
Greater Vancouver Health League
The Greater Vancouver Health League, under date
of April 9th, 1957, forwarded a copy of their resolution
addressed to the Provincial Government, urging the establishment of a Faculty of Dentistry at the University.  It was
agreed that this letter be acknowledged with the assurance
that the University would be prepared to establish such a
Faculty when adequate financial support was provided.
Letters of Appreciation
Letters of appreciation were received from Dr.
T. H. Boggs, Dr. S. M. Eastman and Mr. S. W. Mathews for
their appointment to emeritus status, from the Canadian
Federation of University Women for the proposal to confer
an honorary degree on Miss Doris Saunders, and from Dr.
M. M. Maclntyre for the Senate's message of sympathy in
his illness.
Other Business
Policy on Compulsory Medical
Examinations for New Students
For information of Senate, Dean Gage reported a
change in the policy on compulsory medical examinations for Wednesday, May 15th, 1957      2433
students new to the University.  On an experimental basis
for one year, the Board of Governors had approved a
recommendation that such students be given the option of
presenting a medical certificate from a doctor of their own
choice, or having a medical examination as arranged by the
University Health Service,
Federal Grants
The President stated that the federal grant for
1956-57 had now been received, and that it would be used
as in the past to strengthen, improve and expand the services
rendered by the University.  Funds administered by the Canada
Council in future would be used for the development of the
humanities, fine arts, and social sciences, it was anticipated.
Sopron University
Dean Allen reported that most of the students
from the Forestry Faculty of Sopron University, and about
half the Faculty members, had obtained summer employment.
Honours to Members of Senate
On behalf of the members of Senate, Dean Gage
congratulated President MacKenzie on his receipt of an
honorary degree from the University of Alaska; Miss
Cottingham on her appointment as President of the British
Columbia Teachers' Federation for 1957; and Mr. Gillie on
his receipt of the Ferguson Award of the B. C Teachers'
Federation.
J Wednesday, May 15th, 1957     2434
Illness of Dean Eagles
Mr. Caple)
Dr. Sage )  That a letter of sympathy and good wishes
be sent to Dean Eagles.
Carried.
Fairbridge Farm School
The President drew attention to the name of
Ronald John Hancock, a member of this spring's graduating
class in Medicine, who had been among the boys at the
Fairbridge Farm School under the supervision of Colonel
Logan in the early years of the Second World War.
Retirement of Mr. C. B. Wood
Dean Chant and Dean Andrew called for a standing
vote of thanks to Mr. Wood, who is to retire on June 30th
at his own request.  It was agreed that an appropriate
minute of appreciation in recognition of his services
should be prepared by Dean Chant, Dean Andrew and Colonel
Logan, and spread on the minutes of Senate.
In expressing appreciation to the members of
Senate, Mr. Wood thanked them for consideration and
co-operation over the past sixteen years, and hoped that
his successor, Mr. J.E.A. Parnall, would enjoy equally
cordial relations.
The meeting adjourned.
Secretary,
Chairman. /     / )

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