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 Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the Session 1952-53 was
held on Wednesday, May 13th, 1953, at 3:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:  Acting-President, Dean S. N. F. Chant
(in the Chair), Miss M. Agnew, Dr. John Allardyce, Dr. G.
S. Allen, Dean H. F. Angus, Dean Lowell Besley, Mr.
Jacob Biely, Mr. F. C. Boyes, The Honourable Mr. Justice
J. V. Cljrne, Miss Mollie Cottingham, Dean G. F. Curtis,
Dr. Roy Daniells, Dean B. A. Eagles, Miss Mary M. Fallis,
Dr. S. M. Friedman, Dean W. H. Gage, Dr. W. C. Gibson,
Dr. W. H. Hickman, Major H. C. Holmes, Dr. R. D. James,
Mr. G. D. Kennedy, Dr. R. B. Kerr, Mr. F. M. Knapp,
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale, Mr. W. R. McDougall, Dr. M. M.
Maclntyre, Dean H. J. MacLeod, Dean A. W. Matthews, Mr.
Finlay A. Morrison, Mr. J. Fred Muir, Mr. W. 0. Richmond,
Mrs. F. M. Ross, Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. H. V. Warren and
Dean M. M. Weaver.
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Chancellor Sherwood Lett,
President N. A. M. MacKenzie, Dr. C. H. Wright, Dr. G.
M. Volkoff, Mr. K. P. Caple, Mr. J. M. Buchanan, Dr. W.
S. Taylor, Mr. H. 0. English, Dr. W. A. Ferguson, Dean M.
Dorothy Mawdsley, and Dr. V. C. Brink.
Dean Chant reported that Dr. MacKenzie was absent
attending the Annual Convocation of Dalhousie University and Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.  1953.
meetings of University Presidents with officials of the
Carnegie Corporation and Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching, in Montreal.
Notice was taken of the death, on March 26, 1953,
of Dr. R. C. Palmer, who had been a member of Senate from
1943 to 1951. Dean Eagles spoke of Dr. Palmer and stated
that he had been the top student in the first class in
Agriculture some thirty-three years ago.
Dean Eagles)
Mr. Biely  )  That a suitable memorial be prepared by
the Committee on Memorial Minutes; that
it be inscribed on the minutes of Senate;
and that a copy be sent to Mrs. Palmer.
Carried.
Dean Chant introduced Professor E. D, MacPhee,
Director of the School of Commerce, whom he had asked to be
present in connection with a recommendation from that School
which was on the agenda.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Warren)
Dr. Sage  ) That the minutes of the third regular
meeting of Senate for the Session
1952-53, having been circulated, be
taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
Representative of Senate
on the Board of Governors
Notice was taken of the expiration since the last
meeting of Senate of the term of office of His Honour Judge
A, E. Lord as a representative of Senate on the Board of
Governors. Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.  1954.
Dr. Sage )
Dean Gage) That this matter be deferred to the August
meeting of Senate for action.
Carried.
Representative of Senate on
Men's Athletic Committee
A letter dated March 27th, 1953, was read from
the President, to the effect that in accordance with the
authorization granted by Senate on February 9th, he had
appointed Dean A. W. Matthews as representative of the
Senate on the Men's Athletic Committee.
From the Board of Governors
Report on Enrolment by Courses
Notice was received that the Board of Governors
at its meeting on March 2nd had received a report from the
Registrar dated February 6th, 1953, on enrolment by courses,
Session 1952-53.  In this connection, the Board had passed
a resolution asking that Senate set up a Committee to
investigate courses with low registration with a view to
reporting back to the Board.
Mr. Knapp   )
Major Holmes)  That the Chair be empowered to set up
a Committee as requested by the Board
of Governors.
Carried.
New Awards
It was reported by letters dated March 10th,
April 2nd and May 4th, that the Board of Governors on the
dates indicated below had approved the acceptance of the
following new awards, subject to approval by Senate: Wednesday, May 13th, 1953. 1955.
March 2nd  - The British Pacific Scholarship in Accident
and Health Insurance
The Northern Commercial Company Limited
Scholarship
The B. C. Inter-High Boys' Basketball
Association Scholarship of $200.00
March 30th - The Atlas Asbestos Company Prize
The Princess Betty Chapter, I.O.D.E., Bursary
April 27th - The Women's Big Block Club Bursary
The Coronation Bursary
The Willard Kitchen Memorial Bursaries
The Powell River Company Limited Service
Awards in Architecture
The German Government Book Prizes
It was noted that details of these awards would be presented
by the Chairman of the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and
Bursaries, in his report later on the agenda.
From the Faculties
Results of Sessional Examinations -
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
The Secretary reported that 373 candidates had
qualified for degrees at the Spring Congregations, 457
on May 19th and 416 on May 20th.  In comparison, 1,037
degrees had been conferred at the 1952 Spring Congregations.
Copies of the list of candidates for degrees were
circulated to the members.
Dean Angus)
Dean Gage ) That the candidates listed for the
degrees of Ph.D., M.A., M.Com., M.Sc,
M.Ap.Sc, and M.S.A., be approved.
Carried.
It was noted that the degree of Master of Commerce and the
degree of Master of Science in the course in Community and
Regional Planning were being given for the first time. Dean Gage)
Dr. James)
Wednesday, May 13th, 1953. 1956.
That the candidates listed for the degrees
of B.A.(Honours), B.A.(General Course),
B.Com., B.H.E., B.P.E., M.S.W., B.S.W.,
and B.Ed., and the candidates listed for
the diploma in the Teacher Training
Course, be approved.
Carried.
Dean MacLeod)
Mr. Muir
)
Dean Eagles)
Dean Weaver)
That the candidates listed for the
degree of B.A.Sc, B.Arch., B.S.N., and
the candidates listed for the Certificate
in the Course in Public Health Nursing
and the Course in Clinical Supervision,
be approved.
Carried.
That the candidates listed for the degree
of B.S.A., and the candidates listed for
the diploma in the Occupational Course,
be approved.
Carried.
Dean Curtis  )
Dr. Maclntyre)  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.
Dean Besley)
Dr. Allen  )
That the candidates listed for the
degree of B.S.F. be approved.
Carried.
Results of Lower Years
Dean Gage)
Dr. Sage )
That the Deans of the Faculties and the
Registrar be authorized to release the
results of the lower years, and that the
Chairman of the Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries be authorized
to release the names of winners of awards.
Carried. Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.  1957.
Council of the School of Commerce
Mimeographed copies of a report from the School of
Commerce giving details of a proposed Combined C. A. (Chartered
Accountant) and B. Com. Programme, and proposed arrangements
to enable students articled for the C. A. degree to obtain
the degree of B. Com., were circulated prior to the meeting.
Professor MacPhee spoke to the recommendations as presented,
and explained that the purpose of the proposal was twofold:
one, to permit a student to qualify as a Chartered Accountant
and also for the degree of B.Com. in seven years, rather than
eight; and two, to enhance the qualifications of persons
entering the chartered accountant's profession.
Dean Chant read the following resolutions which
were adopted by the Council of the School of Commerce on
May 4th, and transmitted by the Secretary by letter dated
May 13th:
"That Council recommend acceptance of this proposal
to grant exemption from up to 13 units in specified
courses, subject to the right of the University to
have representation on the B. C. Institute Examination
Board.
"That Council recommend that permission be granted to
initiate a Spring Session of seven weeks in May,
1954, provided there is a sufficient enrolment of
C.A. students to meet the costs involved."
After considerable discussion,
Dean Besley)
Dean Gage  ) That these recommendations from the
Council of the School of Commerce be
approved. Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.     1953.
In amendment,
Mr. Kennedy)
Dean Angus )  That a Committee of Senate be set up
by the Chair to examine this proposal
and to report to the August meeting of
Senate, and that this matter be considered
further at that meeting.
Carried.
School of Architecture
It was reported by letter dated May 9th from the
Secretary, that the Council of the School of Architecture
at a meeting on May 6th had approved a recommendation that
in view of the fact that Mr. B. Roginsky had failed a second
time on the work of the same year, that he be required to
withdraw from the School.
Dean MacLeod)
Dean Eagles )  That this recommendation be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
It was reported by letter dated May 9th from the
Secretary, that at a meeting of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies held on May 7th, the recommendation of the Department
of Philosophy and Psychology that Ph.D. courses in Philosophy
and Psychology be established on the understanding that no
students would be accepted before the Session 1954-55, had
been adopted and referred to Senate.
Dean Angus)
Dr. Sage  )  That this recommendation be approved.
Carried.
School of Education
It was reported by letter dated May 13th from the
Secretary, that at a meeting of the Council of the School Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.   1959.
of Education held on May 3th, the following recommendations
had been adopted in reference to the requirements for
admission to the Teacher Training Course:
1. That Psychology 100 be no longer a prerequisite;
2. That, pending revision of the Calendar statement of
requirements, Senate be asked to authorize the
admission of students of high standing, who may
be recommended by the Director of the School of
Education with the approval of the Provincial
Department of Education, even though they have
not met the present requirements in full.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Curtis)  That these recommendations be accepted.
Carried.
Faculty of Applied Science
It was reported by letter dated May llth from
the Secretary, that the Faculty of Applied Science at a
meeting on May llth had approved the following new course
for recommendation to Senate:
M.E. 473 - Heat Transfer - conduction of heat in solids;
steady state; transient state; film transfer
coefficients; boundary conditions as function
of time; internal heat sources in solids;
errors in temperature measurements; sources
and sinks; graphical solution of unsteady
state problems; relaxation methods.
Text book - Boelter et al, Heat Transfer notes,
University of California Press.
Mr. Wolfe (1-0;1-0) or (2-0;0-0)
The following change in a course presently offered was also
recommended:
M.E. 471 - Reduction from 3 to 2 hours lectures per week.
Dean MacLeod)
Mr. Richmond) That the new course M.E. 473 and the
change in M.E. 471, as recommended, be
approved.
Carried. Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.  I960.
Reports of Committees
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Sessional Awards - Final Years
Copies of List No. 1, dated May 13th, 1953, of
awards of medals, scholarships, fellowships and prizes for
graduate study and in the final undergraduate year only
were circulated.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp) That this report be adopted.
Carried.
Postponement of Scholarship
It was recommended that the Summer Session Students'
Association Scholarship No. 2, $75.00, awarded at the
conclusion of the 1952 Summer Session to Mr. John W. Wood,
be postponed to the Summer of 1954.
Dean Gage  )
Mr. Kennedy) That this recommendation be approved.
Carried.
Change in Terms, floyal Institution
Scholarships for Grade XIII
Adoption was recommended of the following amendment
in the terms under which the Hoyal Institution Scholarships
for Grade XIII are offered, as requested by the Department
of Education:  that students write on English 100 and 101,
a foreign language, Mathematics or a second foreign
language, and two other subjects, (one Language course
numbered 90 would be permitted).  It was noted that these
changes were in line with University practice.
Dean Gage)
Dr. Sage ) That this recommendation be approved.
Carried. Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.  1961,
New Awards
Acceptance of the following new awards was
recommended, under the terms indicated:
The British Pacific Scholarship in
Accident and Health Insurance
A scholarship of $100.00, the gift of the British
Pacific Insurance Company of Vancouver, will be
awarded to a student who has completed Commerce 375
and is proceeding to the Fourth Year. The award
will be made on the basis of high standing in this
course, character and ability, and interest in the
field. The holder of the scholarship will be
encouraged to investigate some phases of accident
and health insurance as a graduating essay
(Commerce 490).
Northern Commercial Company Limited
Scholarship
This scholarship of $500.00, the gift of Northern
Commercial Company Limited, Seattle, is available
for students in Engineering.  The award will be made
to a student with high scholastic standing.  In the
selection of the winner, consideration will also be
given to personal qualities and character, and to
demonstrated aptitude in both practical and
theoretical aspects of engineering.
The B. C. Inter-High Boys' Basketball
Association Scholarship
This scholarship of $200.00 is available for a student
from Grade XII or Grade XIII entering the University
in the Session 1953-54.  Applicants must be members
of teams affiliated with the Association.  Selection
of the winner will be made by the University on the
basis of academic standing, character, qualities of
leadership, and demonstrated active interest in
athletics. Applications, which should be submitted
to the University by June 15th, must be supported
by letters of recommendation from the school
principal and others. Full information concerning
the method of application may be obtained by writing
to Dean Walter H. Gage, The University of British
Columbia, Vancouver 8, B. C.  The award will be made
only to a student continuing in a full course at the
University or, in the case of a student resident in
Victoria or its vicinity, at Victoria College. Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.  1962.
The Princess Betty Chapter. I.O.D.E.
Bursary
A bursary of $75.00, given by the Princess Betty
Chapter, I.O.D.E., will be available for a woman
undergraduate entering the University of British
Columbia from Grade XII.  This award will be made to
a student who has at least Second Class standing and
who, without financial assistance, would be unable
to begin her studies at the University.
Atlas Asbestos Company Limited Prize
This prize to the total of $200.00, the gift of Atlas
Asbestos Company Limited, is offered annually in
Third Year Architecture.  It will be awarded for the
best solution to a regular design problem in which
asbestos cement products would normally be used.
The problem will be selected after consultation with
the donors.
The Women's Hjg Block Club Bursary
A bursary of $75.00, the gift of the Women's Big
Block Club, will be awarded annually to a women
student who is continuing her undergraduate course
at this University.  The award will be made to a
student who has taken an active part in athletics
on the campus, has good scholastic standing, and
needs financial assistance.
The German Government Book Prizes
These book-prizes, the gift of the Federal Republic
of Germany through its Embassy in Ottawa, were made
available in the Session 1952-53 for students in the
Third or Fourth years showing proficiency in German.
The Coronation Bursary
This bursary of $100.00, the gift of the Provincial
Chapter of British Columbia, I.O.D.E., was made
available in the Session 1953-54. The donation was
used for a student who had good scholastic standing
and was deserving of financial assistance.  The
award was made after consultation with the Provincial
Educational Secretary, and the Provincial President,
I.O.D.E. t
Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.  1963.
The Powell River Company Limited Service
Awards in Architecture
From a grant of $3,500.00 made available by the
Powell River Company Limited for work of three
months' duration on a town planning project at
Powell River, three service awards ranging from
$750.00 to $900.00 each will be offered to students
in the School of Architecture.  Under the terms of
award, the recipients will receive regular employment
with the Company for a period of approximately
six weeks prior to undertaking the work on the
planning project. The balance of the grant will be
used at the discretion of the School for supervision
charges, materials, equipment and other expenses,
and for the establishment of an annual book prize to
a student excelling in planning.  The awards will
be made on the recommendation of the School of
Architecture.
The Willard Kitchen Memorial Bursaries
Three bursaries of $500.00 each are available for
male students in the Faculty of Medicine proceeding
to the degree of M. D. These bursaries have been
established to assist worthy and deserving male
students of academic distinction who, because
of their character and ability, give promise of
outstanding achievement in the field of Medicine.
The American Society for Metals Foundation for
Education and Research Scholarship
This scholarship of $400.00, the gift of the
> American Society for Metals Foundation for Education
and Research, was awarded in the fall of 1953 to a
student entering the Third Year of the course in
i Engineering Physics, Metallurgy Option.  The winner
was chosen on the basis of academic standing, ability,
•" and promise.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Eagles)  That the new awards as recommended
. be accepted, and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
1 Carried.
Dean Gage reported for information that the
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; Faculty Women's Club had recently forwarded a cheque for Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.  1964.
$500.00 to increase the endowment for the Anne Wesbrook
Scholarship.  It was agreed that a letter of thanks should
be sent.
Honorary Degrees
Dean Angus referred to a letter of appreciation
from Professor F. E, Buck with reference to the approval
given by Senate at its last meeting to the conferring of
the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon him.
Dean Angus also reported that the Committee had recommended
that the Degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, be conferred
on Dr. W. J. Rose, at the Spring Congregation; that Senate
had been polled on this matter and Dr. Rose advised of
their concurrence.  He also reported that the Committee
wished to recommend that the degree of Doctor of Science,
honoris causa, be conferred on Mr. Lawrence Guichon at
the Autumn Congregation.
Dean Angus )
Dean Eagles) That this recommendation be approved.
Carried.
Supplemental Examination Centre.
Kemano. B. C.
A letter dated May 8th was received from Dean
W. H. Gage recommending the establishment of a supplemental
examination centre at Kemano in the summer of 1953.
Dean Gage  )
Dean MacLeod) That a centre be established at Kemano
or Kitiraat, whichever place seems most
appropriate, if a sufficient number of
requests makes this desirable.
Carried. Wednesday, May 13th, 1953. 1965.
Victoria College Council
Dr. Hickman reported on results of examinations
at Victoria College.  He also commented on the fact that
the last three winners of the Governor-General's medal at
the University of British Columbia, and five of the last
nine winners, had been former students of Victoria College.
Correspondence
President of the Alma Mater Society
A letter dated March 10th was read from Mr.
Raghbir Basi, President of the Alma Mater Society, with
reference to the interest of the Students' Council in the
expansion of work in Far Eastern Studies at this University.
It was agreed that this letter be acknowledged sympathetically
A second letter, dated February 23rd, was received
from Mr,, Basi expressing the appreciation of Council of
Senate's decision in accepting the regulations regarding
athletics endorsed by the Students' Council.
Other Business
Senate Elections
Dean Chant reported for information that consideration was being given to the possibility of notifying all
members of Convocation by letter that the Election Register
would be available in the office of the Registrar, rather
than having printed copies of the Register mailed to all
members.
Honorary appointments. University Staff
Dean Chant spoke to a matter of policy, whereby Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.   1966.
normally no person is appointed to the University staff in
an honorary capacity unless his services are required by
the University.
Mr. Justice Clyne )
Mr. MacCorkindale)  That this policy be endorsed.
Carried.
Women's Athletics
Miss Fallis stated that at the last meeting of
Senate, when the Men's Athletic Committee presented their
statement with reference to freshman eligibility, the
Women's Committee had not met.  She reported that they had
since met and wish the same rules to apply to women
students, but that they would like some special consideration to be given to the matter of female transfers.  It
was agreed that this report be taken for information at
the present time.
Alumni Committee on Athletics
Dr. Gibson presented eighteen recommendations of
the U. B. C. Alumni Special Committee on Athletics which
had been accepted by the Alumni Executive on May 12th.
Dr. Gibson  )
Dr. Daniells)  That Senate, because of its concern
for the physical recreation of all
of the 5500 students in attendance,
recommends to the Board of Governors
that the position of Athletic Director
be filled only by a man of recognized
academic standing, experienced in,
and sympathetic to intra-mural athletic
programmes and further that in. accordance
with a student vote in this matter,
the position of Athletic Director be
not combined with that of Football
Coach. Wednesday, May 13th, 1953.  1967.
After some discussion, Dr. Gibson withdrew this motion,
and,
Dr. Gibson  )
Dr. Daniells)  That Senate go on record as
favouring the development of a
stronger intra-mural athletic
programme.
Carried.
Further,
Dr. Gibson)
Dr. Warren) That the decision to play American
football in the academic year 1953-54
be reviewed by the Senate Committee
on Student Affairs.
After further discussion Dr. Gibson withdrew this motion.
The meeting adjourned.
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Secretary
Chairman.

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