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 Wednesday, December 14th, 1955  2225
The second regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for the Session 1955-56 was
held on Wednesday, December 14th, 1955, 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, Dean G. C.
Andrew, Dean H. F. Angus, Mr. C. B. Bourne, Dr. J.J.R.
Campbell, Mr. K. P. Caple, Dean S.N.F. Chant, Dr. D. H. Copp,
Miss M. Cottingham, Dr. I. McT. Cowan, Mr. L.G.R. Crouch,
Dean B. A. Eagles, Miss M. M. Fallis, Dean W. H. Gage, Mr.
B. C. Gillie, Mr. H. C. Gilliland, Dr. A. E. Grauer, Dean
H. C. Gunning, Dr. W. H. Hickman, Dr. R. D. James, Dr. F. A.
Kaempffer, Mr. J. S. Keate, Mr. F. M. Knapp, Col. H. T. Logan,
Dr. M. M. Maclntyre, Mr. E. D. MacPhee, Dean A. W. Matthews,
Dean M. D. Mawdsley, Mr. F. A. Morrison, Mr. W. 0. Richmond,
Dr. H. R. Robertson, Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr. R. F. Sharp, Mr.
F. H. Soward, Dr. H. V. Warren, Dr. R. W. Wellwood, Dr.
C. A. H. Wright, and Mr. N. Harlow.
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Chancellor Sherwood Lett, Dr.
W. G. Black, Mr. J. M. Buchanan, Major H. C. Holmes, Dr.
A. J. Nelson, and Dr. W. S. Taylor.
Minutes of the Meeting of
October 19th
Dr. Sage  )
Dean Chant)  That the minutes of the first regular
meeting of Senate for the Session 1955-56,
having been circulated, be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried. Wednesday, December 14th, 1955  2226
Minutes of the Meeting of
November 9th
Dr. Sage )
Dean Gage)  That the minutes of the special meeting of
Senate held November 9th, 1955, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
Message of Congratulations on
the Elevation of Judge A. E. Lord
to the Supreme Court of the
Province of British Columbia
The Secretary read the following message of
congratulations, which had been prepared by Dean Andrew and
Mr. Harlow in accordance with the request of Senate on
October 19th, 1955.  It was agreed that this statement be
incorporated in the minutes of Senate, and a copy sent to
Mr. Justice Lord.
Senate records its pleasure and pride in the
elevation of His Honour Judge Arthur E. Lord to
the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  It is
proud of his long and distinguished record of
service to the University, to his Province, and to
Canada in war and in peace.
After honourable service in the first World War,
which had interrupted his higher education, Arthur
Lord returned to an active and exciting undergraduate
career, which he culminated by being elected President
of the Students' Council in his final year 1920-21.
As an alumnus he demonstrated his continuing interest
in the University so effectively that he was elected
President of the Alumni Association.  His membership
in Senate has been continuous since his first
election by Convocation in 1924. During half of
that period he has represented Senate on the Board
of Governors, of which he is currently the Honorary
Secretary.
Because of this outstanding record, and because
of his many services to both civic and provincial
affairs, he was selected as the first recipient of
the Great Trekker Award made in 1952 by the Alma
Mater Society. Wednesday, December 14th, 1955  2227
After serving as City Solicitor and Corporation
Counsel, Arthur Lord was appointed to the Bench in
1951, where his experience, qualities of mind and
character, and judicial temperament made inevitable
his translation to the Supreme Court in due course.
Congratulations of all his fellow members of
Senate are extended to the Honourable Mr. Justice
Lord, and the hope is expressed that he will long
continue to enjoy his well-deserved honours, and
that we may continue to have the benefit of his
counsel.
Notice of Appointment of
Committees
For the information of the Senate, the Secretary
read the list of appointments to ad hoc Committees which the
Chairman had been asked on October 19th, 1955, to nominate:
On Suggestions for University Reports
Dean G. C. Andrew (Chairman)
Mr. K. D. Naegele (Secretary)
Mr. B. C. Binning
Mr. K. P. Caple
Dr. R. Daniells
Mr. J. S. Keate
Col. H. T. Logan
On the Standing of Mr. Sheridan Porter
Dean S.N.F. Chant (Chairman)
Dean W. H. Gage
Dr. R. D. James
Mr. C. B. Wood.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of Recommendations
of Senate
Affiliation of St. Andrew's Hall
Notification was received that the Board of
Governors on October 31st, 1955, had approved the recommendation of Senate relative to the affiliation of St. Andrew's Hall. Wednesday, December 14th, 1955  2228
Department of Romance Studies
The establishment of a Department of Romance
Studies to replace the present Departments of French and
Spanish, as recommended by Senate, had been approved by the
Board of Governors on October 31st, 1955.
Recommendations re College
of Education
Notification was received that the Board of
Governors on November 28th, 1955, had approved the recommendations of Senate on the College of Education.
New Courses
Letters were received from the Board of Governors
approving the new courses Mathematics 521 and Forestry 264,
changes in Chemistry 255, and the additional extra-mural
course Education 565, as recommended by Senate.
New Awards
Notice was received that the Board of Governors on
October 31st, 1955, had approved the following new awards
accepted by Senate:
The Schultz Prize in Criminal Law
The Canadian Cancer Society, British Columbia Division,
Bursary
The Helen Grewall Summer School of the Theatre
Scholarship.
New Awards Accepted. Subject
to Approval of Senate
The Board of Governors, in a letter dated
November 29th, 1955, reported acceptance of the following new Wednesday, December 14th, 1955 2229
awards subject to approval of Senate:
The Kiwassa Club of New Westminster Scholarship
The Catholic Children's Aid Society Scholarship in
Social Work
Timber Management Limited Service Award
The P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter B, Bursary
MacMillan and Bloedel Scholarships for Forestry
and Forest Engineering
American Fabricators, Limited, Scholarship in
Architecture
Bursary in Medicine (Anonymous).
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
New Courses
The Faculty of Arts and Science at a meeting on
December 13th, 1955, had approved and recommended to Senate
the following new courses:
Education 514 (l£) Administration of Adult Education
Programmes
Education 553 (ljjr) Occupational Information.
Dean Chant )
Mr. MacPhee)  That these new courses be approved.
Carried.
Courses in Religion
Notice was received that the Faculty of Arts and
Science on December 7th, 1955, had approved and recommended
to Senate the following new course:
"The History of the Christian Church" (a 200 course,
exact number to be decided later) (3)
A survey of the history of the Christian Church from
its institution to the present day.
Textbook:  W. Walker - A History of the Christian Church.
(3-0; 3-0)
subject to the following conditions:
"(a)  That each course be sponsored by an existing
department; Wednesday, December 14th, 1955
(b) That it be given on the main campus;
(e) That it be designed for students in Arts and Science,
not Theology;
(d) That it be subject to the same general control as any
other course in the department sponsoring it;
(e) That the department could abandon its sponsorship
at any time;
(f) That the department be not asked to bear any expense
in connection with the course;
(g) That the person to give the course be appointed in
the normal way."
It was noted that on October 19th approval in
principle to courses in religion in three fields had been
given by Senate under certain conditions.
2230
Courses for Summer Session. 1956
A letter dated December 14th, 1955, was received
from the Faculty of Arts and Science forwarding a recommendation that the following courses approved by the Summer
Session Committee be offered for the Summer Session, 1956,
and that authority be given to the Chairman to make any
necessary changes:
Anthropology 200 (
Bacteriology 100 (
Biology 304 (
Botany 105 (
Chemistry 101 (
Chemistry 205   (
Chemistry 300   (
Classical Studies
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Commerce 151
Commerce 371
Economics 200
Economics 300
Education 509
"    509
"    509
"    509
"     509
"     511
3), Introduction to Anthropology
3), Introductory Bacteriology
3), Elementary Human Physiology
3), Introduction to Botany
3), General Chemistry
3), Physical-Inorganic and Analytical
Chemistry
3), Organic Chemistry
331 (3), Ancient History
3), Fundamentals of Accounting
3), Business Finance
3), Principles of Economics
3). Money and Banking
1|), Methods in English
li), Methods in Social Studies
li), Methods in Science
li), Methods in Art
iV), Methods in Drama
if), Administration of the Elementary
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Fine Arts 200 (3).
French 110/120 (3)
" 210 (220) (
"  400  (3),
Geography 101 (3),
« 303 (3),
" 406 (3),
"     408 (3),
Geology 200 (3),
German 90 (3),
"   110/120 (3)
"  302 (3),
History 102 (3),
" 312 (3),
" 313 (3),
"    419 (3),
Home Economics 103
-300
Latin Literature (
Linguistics 319 (3
Mathematics
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201 (3
202 (3
306 (3
Wednesday, December 14th, 1955 2231
, Administration of the Secondary School
, Administration of Adult Education
Programmes
, The Secondary School
Educational Psychology
Psychology of Learning
, Psychology of Exceptional Children
, Psychology of the School Subjects
, Introduction to Guidance
, Counselling Techniques
, Mental Hygiene in the School
, Occupational Information for
Counsellors
, Teaching in the Secondary School
, Diagnostic and Remedial Instruction
Special Course in a Subject Matter
Field (Biological Sciences)
Educational Sociology
Educational Classics and their Authors
, Methods of Educational Research
, Educational Statistics
First Year Literature and Composition
Second Year Literature and Composition
Theatre Practice
Eighteenth-Century Literature
Victorian Poetry
English Literature and
Language 1100-1500
History of Art
, First Year University French
3), Second Year University French
Literature of the Nineteenth Century
Introduction to Physical Geography
World Geography
Geography of Asia
Geography of Europe
General Geology
Beginners* Course
, First Year University German
History of German Civilization
The History of Canada
History of the United States of America
The Rise of Modern Europe 1300-1648
Great Britain Since 1688
Home Management
A composite offering
General Introduction to Modern
Linguistic Science
)^Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry
),The Mathematical Theory of Investments
), Calculus
), Topics in Geometry Music 300 (3),
Philosophy 100 (3)
»     302 (3)
Physical Ed. 201 (
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»     «  330
«     "  341
"     »  350
"     "  360 (
"     "  406 (
"     "  450 (
Physics 100/1 (3),
Political Sc. 300
Psychology 100 (3)
"     202 (3)
"     301 (3)
"     403 (3)
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Sociology 325 (3),
Spanish 90 (3),
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Zoology 105 (3),
Wednesday, December 14th, 1955
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
, Gymnastics
, Swimming
, Dance
, Gymnastics
, Swimming
, Dance
, Track and Field
, Principles of Physical Education
, Workshop in Physical Education
Track and Field
Elementary Physics
, Constitutional Government
Introductory Psychology
Mental Hygiene
Developmental Psychology
Mental Measurement and
Psychological Tests
Sociological Theory
Beginners* Spanish
First Year University Spanish
General Zoology.
2232
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )
That the courses as recommended by the
Summer Session Committee and the Faculty
of Arts and Science be approved for the
Summer Session 1956, and that authority
be given to the Chairman to make any
necessary changes.
Carried.
Additional Correspondence
Courses
Notice was received that the Faculty of Arts and
Science on December 13th, 1955, had adopted a resolution
that the following courses be authorized as correspondence
credit courses:
Anthropology 200
Economics 200
French 210.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That the courses Anthropology 200, Economics
200 and French 210 be offered as correspondence credit courses.
Carried. Wednesday, December 14th, 1955  2233
Recommendation re Membership
in the Faculty of Arts and
Science
Notice was received that the Faculty of Arts and
Science on December 13th, 1955, had recommended that Miss
Margaret Sage be made a member of the Faculty of Arts and
Science.
Dean Chant)
Mr. Soward)  That this recommendation be approved.
Carried.
Reports of Standing Committees
Prizes. Scholarships and
Bursaries
Awards
Dean Gage recommended that the award of the Xi
Alpha Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Bursary be cancelled
since the winner had withdrawn; that this Bursary be re-awarded
in the Second Term; and that the Britannia Mining and Smelting
Company Limited Scholarship be awarded to John Alexander
Hansuld who held the award in the last session.
Dean Gage )
Dr. Warren)  That these recommendations be approved.
Carried.
Changes in Awards
and New Awards
Dean Gage reported a proposed change in terms of
the award of the University Nurses' Club, from a prize for
the leader of the graduating class in Nursing to a scholarship
for a student entering the Fourth Year in Nursing; and
increases in value of awards as follows: Wednesday, December 14th, 1955 2234
The Health Officers' Prize in Preventive Medicine
and Public Health increased from $75.00 to $100.00;
The Lambert Scholarship from $200.00 to $300.00;
The Dr. Isabel Maclnnes Prize from $50.00 to $75.00;
The William Eugene Maclnnes Scholarship from $150.00
to $200.00;
The Mary Stewart Maclnnes Scholarship from $150.00
to $200.00; and
The Plimsoll Club Bursary in Engineering from $150.00
to $200.00.
Acceptance of the following new awards was
recommended to Senate under the terms of award indicated:
The Kiwassa Club of New Westminster
Scholarship
A scholarship of $150.00, the gift of the Kiwassa
Club of New Westminster, will be awarded annually
to a woman student resident in the New Westminster
Area who is entering the University from Grade XII
or XIII of high school. The purpose of this award
is to give encouragement to a worthy student who
has high standing and who needs financial assistance
to begin her studies at the University.
Bursary in Medicine
This bursary of $50.00, provided by an anonymous
donor, will be used to give financial assistance
to a worthy and deserving student in the Faculty
of Medicine.
The Catholic Children's Aid Society
Scholarship in Social Work
To commemorate its Fiftieth Anniversary, celebrated
on August 25th, 1955, the Children's Aid Society of
the Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver has established
an annual scholarship of $350.00.  This scholarship
is available to a Roman Catholic student entering
the First Year of Social Work at this University.
In making the award, consideration will be given to
academic standing, ability, personal qualities, and
promise. The award will be made by the Joint Faculty
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries, in
consultation with the School of Social Work. Any
student who wishes to be considered for the award
may apply by letter addressed to the Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs, University of
British Columbia, Vancouver 8, Canada.  This letter Wednesday, December 14th, 1955 2235
should be submitted at the time application is made
for admission to Social Work.
Timber Management Limited Service Award
Timber Management Limited, Vancouver, offers
annually a service award to students in Second Year
Arts and Science, Commerce, Forest Engineering, and
Forestry who are interested in a career in the fields
of operation of the Company. The winner of this
award, who will be selected on the basis of academic
standing, personal qualities, character, and promise
and ability in these fields, will receive $250.00
during each of his Third and Fourth Years at the
University. He will also be given summer employment
with Timber Management Limited and/or Timber Sales
and Distributors Limited, Lumby Planing Mills Limited,
Merritt Forest Products Company Limited, or other
companies for which Timber Management is providing
services, in the summers between his Second and
Third Years and his Third and Fourth Years. Applications,
on forms available at the office of the Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs, mus t be received
not later than January 31st.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood. Chapter Br Bursary
A bursary of $100.00, the gift of Chapter B of the
P.E.O. Sisterhood, is available to a woman student
from the New Westminster area who is beginning or
continuing her studies at the University in a full
course leading to a degree.  The award will be made
to a student who not only has good standing and
shows promise but who also needs financial assistance.
MacMillan and Bloedel Scholarships for
Forestry and Forest Engineering
These scholarships of $400.00 each, the gift of
MacMillan and Bloedel Limited are offered to
students in Arts and Science who are preparing
to enter Forestry or Forest Engineering in the
following session. Of these scholarships, two
will be available for Forestry and one for Forest
Engineering. Awards will be made on the basis of
academic standing, personal qualities, and interest
in the field. Preference will be given to candidates
whose homes are in or near Alberni, Campbell River,
Chemainus, Duncan, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville-
Qualicum, or Port Alberni.  Students who wish to
be considered for these scholarships should apply
to the Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty
Affairs in December or early January.
J Wednesday, December 14th, 1955  2236
American Fabricators. Limited. Scholarship
in Architecture
A scholarship of $150.00, the gift of American
Fabricators, Limited, Vancouver, will be available
annually to students in the Fourth Year of Architecture
who are proceeding to the Final Year. The award will
be made to an outstanding student who, because of
his record, ability, personal qualities, and promise,
is deserving of recognition.  Selection will be made
by the School of Architecture.
Westminster Paper Company Scholarship
in Commerce
Westminster Paper Company, New Westminster, offers
annually several scholarships, known as Westminster
Paper Company Awards at the University of British
Columbia.  One of these awards, a two-year scholarship
of $400.00 per annum, is available to Second Year
students who, in September, will enter Third Year
Commerce and who propose, on graduation, to enter
business or industry.  In selecting the winner
consideration will be given, not only to academic
standing, but also to personal qualities and character,
interest and participation in extra-curricular
activities, and physical vigour, i.e. those qualities
associated with Rhodes Scholarships.  Summer employment,
acceptance of which is optional with the winner, will
be offered by the Company to the successful candidate.
The award will be made in the second term. Renewal
of the award for the Final Year will be conditional
upon a maintenance of high standing and of interest
and participation in extra-curricular activities.
Those interested in applying or nominating candidates
should consult the Dean of Administrative and Inter-
Faculty Affairs before the end of January.
The Burroughs Wellcome Scholarship
A scholarship of $250.00, the gift of Burroughs
Wellcome and Company (Canada) Limited, will be
awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of
Pharmacy who, in the opinion of the Dean of the
Faculty, shows outstanding ability and is worthy
of financial assistance.
The Canadian Foundation for the
Advancement of Pharmacy Bursary
A bursary of $250.00, the gift of the Canadian
Foundation for the Advancement of Pharmacy, will
be awarded annually to a student entering the Wednesday, December 14th, 1955  2237
Second Year of the Pharmacy course who has a superior
academic record and is deserving of financial
assistance.
The Hamber Scholarship in Medicine
Two scholarships of $750.00 each, the gift of the
Honourable Eric W. Hamber, C.M.G., B.A., LL.D.,
Chancellor of this University from 1944 to 1951 and
Chancellor Emeritus since 1951, are offered annually
to students completing the Third Year of Medicine
and proceeding to the Final Year.  The awards will
be made to top-ranking students who show promise
in the field.
The Hamber Scholarship in Nursing
A scholarship of $300.00, the gift of the Honourable
Eric W. Hamber, C.M.G., B.A., LL.D., Chancellor of
this University from 1944 to 1951 and Chancellor
Emeritus since 1951, is available annually to students
entering the Final Year of the degree course in
Nursing.  This scholarship will be awarded to a top
ranking student who has an outstanding record in
both the academic and practical programmes.
Westminster Paper Company Scholarships
in Engineering
Westminster Paper Company, New Westminster, offers
annually several scholarships, known as Westminster
Paper Company Awards at the University of British
Columbia. Two of these awards, each a two-year
scholarship of $400.00 per annum, are available to
Second Year students who, in September, will enter
Third Year Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical
Engineering and who propose, on graduation, to
enter business or industry. In the selection of
winners, consideration will be given, not only to
academic standing, but also to personal qualities
and character, interest and participation in extracurricular activities, and physical vigour, i.e.
those qualities associated with Rhodes Scholarships.
Summer employment, acceptance of which is optional
with the winner, will be offered by the Company to
successful candidates. The awards will be made in
the second term. Renewal of each award for the
Final Year will be conditional upon a maintenance
of high standing and of interest and participation
in extra-curricular activities.  Those interested
in applying or nominating candidates should consult
the Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs
before the end of January. ,
Wednesday, December 14th, 1955 2238
The John J. Herb Scholarship
In honour of John J. Herb, founder of the Company
and Chairman of its Board, and in commemoration of
his lifelong interest in helping others, especially
young people, Westminster Paper Company offers annually
a two-year scholarship of $500.00 per annum.  This
scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who, in
September, will enter the first of the two final
years of a course leading to an undergraduate degree
in any field.  To be eligible, an applicant must have
given evidence of exceptional qualities of character
and leadership and have demonstrated outstanding
scholastic ability and attainments. Renewal of the
award for the final year will be conditional upon
maintenance of high standing and leadership in the
previous year. As the award will be made in the
second term, applicants who wish to be considered
or those who desire to nominate candidates should
consult the Dean of Administrative and Inter-Faculty
Affairs before the end of January.
For information of the Senate, Dean Gage referred
to a contribution of $500.00 from an anonymous donor to the
)t' dk\ Student Assistance Fund;  a scholarship of $100.00 awarded
by the University Women's Club of Vancouver to the Fourth
Year class in the School of Architecture for a co-operative
project; and a gift from the Cemco Electrical Manufacturing
Company Limited of funds to assist the Faculty of Applied
Science to bring outstanding lecturers to the campus.
[
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That these changes in terms, increases in
awards, and new awards be accepted and
appropriate letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Carried.
Reports of Special Committees
On Standing of Mr. Sheridan
Porter
Dean Chant, Chairman of this Committee, reported Wednesday, December 14th, 1955 2239
on correspondence with the University of Alberta and McGill
University with reference to credit allowed for the degree
of B.A., Laval, taken at an affiliated classical college.
The Committee recommended that, while it was sympathetic
toward Mr. Porter's request, the University should adhere to
the practice of other universities.
Dean Chant)
Dr. James )  That, in conformity with the practice of
the University of Alberta and McGill
University, Mr. Sheridan Porter be
granted two years' credit towards the
degree of B.A. at the University of
British Columbia.
Carried.
It was agreed that Mr. Porter be invited to come
to the University and to read relevant correspondence on
his case; and that Dean Chant's Committee be discharged
with thanks.
On Suggestions for University
Reports
Dean Andrew as Chairman of the Committee to consider
types of reporting, presented the following recommendations
on the President's Report:
(a) Size and content - to be similar to the pattern
currently being used.
(b) Distribution - to be sent to members of the Senate,
the Board of Governors, and all Faculty members with
a letter from the President commending the reading
of the report and inviting comments.
(c) Format - general commendation of the 1953-54 Report.
(d) Kind of material - statistical material to be
collected from each department for record purposes
with comments from the Department head.  It was
proposed that the departmental reports should be Wednesday, December 14th, 1955 2240
returned through the Dean of the Faculty, who would
be invited to comment on the activities of the
Department.
This report was received for information, and a
suggestion made that the Committee should also consider such
annual publications as the Reports of the Librarian and of
the Department of University Extension, the List of
Contributions to the University, and the report of Faculty
and Staff Publications.
Report of the University Librarian
Prior to discussion of the Librarian's Report,
the Chairman asked Dr. Cowan to read a letter which he had
submitted as Chairman of the Senate Library Committee,
outlining the major needs of the Library in staff, physical
facilities, and expansion of the collection.
It was agreed that the Report of the University
Librarian and the letter from the Chairman of the Senate
Library Committee should be forwarded to the Board of
Governors with a recommendation that the requests be implemented
if at all possible and to the maximum extent possible.
Dean Andrew)
Mr. Soward )  That appreciation be extended to Mr.
Harlow and the Library staff, and to
Dr. Cowan and the other members of the
Senate Library Committee.
Carried.
Reports from Personnel Office
On Student Employment
A report on the number of students having part-time Wednesday, December 14th, 1955  2241
employment, and on the average summer earnings per student,
was received for information.
On Non-Canadian Students
A survey by the Personnel Office indicated that
approximately 610 students representing 56 different countries
are attending the University. It was mentioned that many of
these students are now permanently resident in Canada and
intend to become Canadian citizens.
Report of Department of University
Extension on Enrolment in Extra-Mural
and Correspondence Courses
For information of the Senate, reports were
circulated from the Department of University Extension. As
at November 24th, 1955, 465 students were enrolled in 15
Extra-mural courses; 578 in 8 Correspondence courses.
Reports of Institutes of
Fisheries and Oceanography
It was agreed that consideration of the annual
reports of the Institutes of Fisheries and Oceanography
should be deferred until the next regular meeting of Senate.
Report on Dental Survey
Dr. J. M. Mather, Chairman of the Senate Committee
on the Proposed Faculty of Dentistry, and Dr. J. B. Macdonald,
Consultant in Dental Education, were in attendance for
discussion of this report.  The Chairman introduced Dr.
Macdonald to the members of Senate, mentioning the report Wednesday, December 14th, 1955  2242
presented by Dr. Macdonald and the brief summary which had
been distributed at the meeting.
Dr. Mather outlined the consideration given to
dental education at the University in the past four years,
and made reference to certain of Dr. Macdonald's recommendations in relation to size of class, association of the
Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, degree to be conferred,
and accommodation required. He noted that the estimated
cost would be about $280,000.00 per year when the Faculty
was fully established, and that initial capital costs
would be about $1,800,000.00.
Following preliminary discussion of the report,
the Chairman expressed thanks to Dr. Mather for attending,
and to Dr. Macdonald on behalf of the Senate, the University
as a whole, and the people of British Columbia for carrying
out the survey in so thorough a manner. Dr. Mather and Dr.
Macdonald then withdrew.
The Chairman stated that he would present the
report to the Board of Governors, and copies in due course
to the Minister of Education and the Minister of Health and
Welfare. In the meantime, it was agreed that decision as
to publication of the report and/or action on it should be
deferred until the next regular meeting of the Senate.
Letter from Dr. C.A.H. Wright
re B.Sc. Degree
A letter dated March 15th, 1955, from Dr. Wright
to the President urging that the University should reconsider Wednesday, December 14th, 1955 2243
the granting of a Bachelor of Science degree, had been
circulated to the Senate prior to the meeting.
Dr. Wright)
Dr. Cowan ) That the question of a Bachelor of Science
degree be referred to an appropriate
committee, to be nominated by the Chairman
in consultation with the Deans of the
interested or affected Faculties.
Carried.
Forecast of Enrolment. 1955-1985
For information of the Senate, a forecast of
enrolment and capital expenditures at the University for
the next thirty years was circulated.
Faculty and College of Education
A letter was received from Mr. Gilliland requesting
an opportunity to present a revised estimate of the number
of teachers required annually in British Columbia, following
his extempore statement at the meeting of November 9th, 1955.
In response to a query from the Chairman, Mr. Gilliland
stated that in 1950, 1,212 new teachers had been required
in view of expansion of school population and resignations;
in 1951, 1,257; in 1952, 1,323; in 1953, 1,409; in 1954,
1,637; in 1955, probably about 1,770; in 1956, more than
1,800 would be required.
Victoria College Council
Dr. Hickman presented an informal report on
Victoria College. At a Council meeting on December 12th, a
decision had been made to increase fees to conform with Wednesday, December 14th, 1955 2244
those at the University, except that the Alma Mater fee at
the College would be lower.
Correspondence
Letters of Appreciation
Letters were received from Dr. A. E. Grauer and
Mr. F. A. Forward acknowledging the congratulations of Senate;
from the University Hill Women's Forum and the Parish of
St. Anselm commending the students who took part in the
search for a lost child.
Coroner's Recommendation
re Floats in Parades
A letter from the Coroner was read, recommending
that in future parades steps be taken to ensure the safety
of those riding on open floats.  The Senate noted that this
recommendation had already been forwarded to the Students*
Council with the request that it be brought to the attention
of each succeeding Council.
Requests for a School of Music
In view of the number of requests for a School of
Music, it was agreed that the Chairman in consultation with
appropriate members of Senate should be asked to appoint a
committee to consider the establishment of a School of Music.
Other Business
Representative of Senate on
the Board of Directors of the
Health Centre for Children
The Board of Directors of the Health Centre for Wednesday, December 14th, 1955 2245
Children requested appointment of a representative from
Senate on that Board for the ensuing year.  It was unanimously
agreed that Miss Mary Fallis be asked to continue as Senate
representative, and that she be asked to present a brief
report on the Health Centre for Children at a later meeting
of Senate.
University and College
Registration. November. 1955
A letter from Mr. MacPhee presented figures on
University enrolment, as reported by the Dominion Bureau of
Statistics.  The University of British Columbia, with 8.2$
of the total students proceeding to degrees in Canada, has
13$ of the total registered in Commerce and Business
Administration courses, and has an appreciably higher number
of students in these courses than any other Canadian
institution.
Annual Report. Department of
University Extension. 1954-55
The report of the Department of University Extension
for the year 1954-55 was circulated to the members at the
meeting.  It was agreed that this be placed on the agenda
for the next regular meeting of Senate.
There being no further business, the motion to
adjourn was carried.
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Chairman.
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