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 Wednesday, May 12th, 1954      2050
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the Session 1953-54 was
held on Wednesday, May 12th, 1954, at 8:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:  President N.A.M. MacKenzie (in the Chair),
Dr. John Allardyce, Dean G. S. Allen, Dean G. C. Andrew, Dr.
V. C. Brink, Mr. J. M. Buchanan, Dean S.N.F. Chant, Miss
Mollie Cottingham, Dr. Ian McT. Cowan, Dr. Roy Daniells,
Dean Blythe Eagles, Miss Mary M. Fallis, Dr. Sydney M.
Friedman, Dean ¥. H. Gage, Dr. W. C. Gibson, Dr. A. E. Grauer,
Dr. W. 11. Hickman, Dr. R. B. Kerr, Mr. F. Malcolm Knapp, Dr.
M. M. Maclntyre, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Mr. J. Fred Muir,
Mr. ¥. 0. Richmond, Mrs. F. M. Ross, Dr. W. N. Sage, Dr.
T.M.C. Taylor, Dr. H. V. Warren and Dean M. M. Weaver.
Messages of regret for their inability to be present
were received from Chancellor Sherwood Lett, Dr. W. A.
Ferguson, Miss Marjorie Agnew, Major II. C. Holmes, Dr. G. M.
Volkoff, Dr. R. E. Foerster, Dean G. F. Curtis, The Hon. Mr.
Justice J. V. Clyne, Dr. W. S. Taylor, Mr. K. P. Caple, Mr.
E. D. Pulton, Mr. II. N. MacCorkindale, Dr. C. H. Wright, Dr.
R. D. James, His Honour Judge A. E. Lord, Dean A. W. Matthews
and Dr. R. M. Wellwood.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Grauer)
Dean Gage )  That the minutes of the third regular
meeting of Senate for the Session 1953-54,
having been circulated, be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried. Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2051
Notice of Election of Representatives
of the Faculties on Senate, 1954-57
Notice was received that the following had been
elected as representatives of the Faculties on Senate, for
the three-year term beginning May 31st, 1954:
Agriculture:      Dr. J. J. R. Campbell
Dr. W. J. Anderson
Applied Science:   Mr. W. 0. Riclimond
Mr. L. G. R. Crouch
Arts and Science:  Mr. F. II. Soward
Mr. E. D. MacPhee
Law: Dr. M. M. Maclntyre
Mr. C. B. Bourne
Pharmacy: Mr. F. A. Morrison
Dr. J. Allardyce
Medicine: Dr.   II.   llocke Robertson
Dr.   D.   Harold Copp
Forestry: Mr. F. M. Knapp
Dr. II. W. Wellwood
Graduate Studies:  Dr. R. D. James
Dr. F. A. Kaerapffer.
Notice of Appointment of Committee
on Courses with Large Enrolment
A letter dated April 24th was received from the
President, stating that in accordance with the instructions
of Senate, he had appointed a Committee to Report on Courses
with Large Enrolment, constituted as follows:
Dean H. F. Angus (Chairman)
Dean S. N. F. Chant
Dean W. II. Gage
Dr. R. D. James
Dean G. C. Andrew
Dr. J. G. Hooley
Dr. T. E. Hull
Dr. A. D. Scott. Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2052
From the Board of Governors
Approval
of
Recommendations
of Senate
Course in
Logopaedics
Notice was received that the Board of Governors,
on February 22nd, passed the following resolution with
regard to the proposed establishment of a Diploma Course in
Logopaedics, in the Faculty of Medicine:
"That the establishment of a Diploma Course in
Logopaedics be approved on.the understanding
that no additional cost will be involved."
Hew Awards
Notice was received that the Board of Governors
on February 22nd approved the acceptance of The Rosemary R.
Hope Bursary, as approved by Senate on February 10th.
New Courses
Notice was received that the Board of Governors
on February 22nd approved the establishment of the new courses
which were presented to Senate at its meeting on
February 10th with the Calendar material for 1954-55.
New Awards. Accepted Subject
to Approval of Senate
A letter dated March 2nd, 1954, was received from
the President reporting that the Board of Governors on
February 22nd had approved the acceptance, subject to approval
by Senate, of The University Women's Club Theatre Scholarship.
A letter dated April 2nd was received from the Wednesday, May 12th, 1954       2053
President reporting that the Board of Governors on March 29th
had approved the acceptance of the following new awards,
subject to approval by Senate:
The Abbott Laboratories Fellowship in Anaesthesiology
The Beta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority Bursary
The A.P. Gardner and Company Commerce Entrance Scholarship
The Home Economics Undergraduate Society Bursary
The British Columbia Lumberman Awards
The Women's Auxiliary to the International College of
Surgeons Scholarship
The Vancouver Secondary School Teachers' Association
Scholarships for Teacher Training.
A letter dated May 3rd was received from the
President reporting that the Board of Governors on April 2Gth
had approved the acceptance, subject to approval by Senate,
of the following new awards:
The Ingram and Bell Limited Prize
The Passie Chertkow Bursary in Accounting
The Aristocrat Cookware Limited Home Economics Bursary
The Aristocrat Cookware Limited Bursary
The Vancouver Women's Canadian Club Scholarship in
Medicine
The British Columbia Bond Dealers' Association Scholarship
The Gwynne-Vaughan Memorial Scholarship
The Columbia Chapter. I.O.D.E.. Bursary
The Lieut.Col. C. C. Merritt. V.C.. Chapter. I.O.D.E.
Bursary.
At the same meeting, the Board also approved the
establishment of the Columbia Preceptory, No. 34, Knights
Templar, Student Aid Fund, and the Mexican Student Scholarship .
Prom the Faculties
Department of Chemical Engineering
Notice was received that, at the request of Senate, Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2054
a joint meeting of the Faculties of Arts and Science and of
Applied Science was held on Monday, March 8th, 1954, to
consider the proposal that a Department of Chemical Engineering
be established in the Faculty of Applied Science; and that
the following resolution was passed:
"That this joint meeting of the Faculties of Arts
and Science and Applied Science approve the
recommendation of the Committee, and that the
Chairman be empowered to report such approval to
the Senate of the University."
Dean Chant  )
Mr. Riclimond)  That this recommendation be approved.
Carried.
Results of Sessional Examinations -
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
A report was received from the Secretary that 853
candidates had qualified for degrees at the Spring Congregations, 429 on May 17th and 424 on May 18th.  In comparison,
873 degrees had been conferred at the 1953 Spring Congregation.
Copies of the list of candidates for degrees were
circulated to the members.
Dean Gage   )
Mr. Riclimond)  That the candidates listed for the degrees
of Ph.D., M.A., M.Sc, M.A.Sc, M.S.A.
and M.F. be approved.
Carried.
It was noted that the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy in Mathematics was being conferred for the first
time.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That the candidates listed for the degrees
of B.A. (Honours), B.A. (General Course),
B.Com., B.II.E., B.P.E., M.S.W., B.S.W.,
and B.Ed., and the candidates listed for Wednesday, May 12th, 1951      20oo
the diploma in the Teacher Training Course,
be approved.
Carried.
Mr. Muir   )
Mr. Richmond)  That the candidates listed for* the degrees
of B.A.Sc, B.Arch., B.S.N., and the
candidates listed for the Certificate
Course in Clinical Supervision and the
Certificate Course in Public Health
Nursing, be approved.
Carried.
Dean Eagles)
Dr. Brink  )   That the candidates listed for the degrees
of B.S.A. (Honours), B.S.A. (General Course),
and the candidates listed for the diploma
in the Occopational Course, be approved.
Carried.
Dr, Maclntyre)
Dr. Sage    )  That the candidates listed for the
degree of LL.B. be approved.
Carried.
The President commented on the absence of Dean
Curtis, who was in Saskatoon, to receive an honorary degree
from his Alma Mater, The University of Saskatchewan, and
Dr. Maclntyre)
Dr. Sage    )  That Senate record its congratulations
to Dean Curtis on this honour.
Carried.
Dr*. Warren commented on the success of this year's
Rhodes Scholar, Mr. Ivan Feltham, who had achieved, a first
class standing in Law while serving as Pi*esident of the Alma
Mater Society.
Dean Gage )
Dr. Grauer)  That the candidates listed for the degree
of B.S.P. be approved.
Carried. Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2056
Dean Allen)
Mr. Knapp )  That the candidates listed for the degree
of B.S.F. be approved.
Carried.
Dean Weaver)
Dr. Kerr  )  That the candidates listed for the degree
of M.D. be approved.
The President commented on the graduation of the
first class in Medicine, at this University, and reported
that he had been asked to read the following resolution
which was passed at a meeting of the Faculty of Medicine on
May llth, 1954,
"The Faculty of Medicine takes pleasure in recording
its gratitude for the inspired leadership which the
Dean, Myron M. Weaver, has continually given despite
all of the difficulties inherent in the organization
of a new Faculty.  The successful completion of the
first four-year medical programme at this University
is in large measure due to the faith and confidence
which he has shown and to his untiring efforts on
behalf of both students and Faculty."
In moving the following resolution, Dr. Friedman
spoke of the very personal feeling for Dean Weaver which
was shared by all in the Faculty of Medicine, and
Dr. Friedman)
Dr. Kerr   )  That this resolution be spread on the
minutes of Senate as a tribute to Dean
Weaver.
Carried.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Eagles)  That authorization be given for the
release of the results of the final years,
and that authorization be given also to
the Deans of the Faculties concerned, in
consultation with the Registrar and the
Chairman of Senate, to make any corrections
that may prove to be necessary.
Carried. Wednesday, May 12th, 1954      2057
Results of Lower Years -
Authorization for Release
of Marks
Dean Gage )
Dr. Warren)  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.
Carried.
Graduate Studies - Ph.D.
Course in Geology
A report was received that the Faculty of Graduate
Studies on May 7th, 1954, had approved and recommended to
Senate an application by the Division of Geology of the
Department of Geology and Geography for permission to offer
graduate work leading to the degree of Ph.D. in Geology.
Dean Gage       )
Dr. T.M.C. Taylor)  That Senate advise and consent to
the establislmieiit by the Board of
Governors of a Ph.D. course in
Geology.
Carried.
Faculty of Arts and Science
Sociology 410 - Psychology
Major for Teacher Training
It was reported that the Faculty of Arts and
Science on May 10th had approved the following new course
for recommendation to Senate:
Sociology 410 (3) Sociology of Small Groups.  Small
scale social system and selected social roles:
Discussion of theory and research in the area of
smaller groups, with special reference to the family,
followed by explorations of specific social roles
and the processes of socialization and deviance
associated with them.  Readings to be assigned.
It was reported further that the Council of the Wednesday, May 12th, 1954      2058
School of Education on May 7th approved a proposal, for
recommendation to Senate, that Psychology be accepted as a
major for admission to the Teacher Training Course.
Dean Chant)
Dean Gage )  That Senate approve Sociology 410 as a
new course and the acceptance of
Psychology as a major for admission to
the Teacher Training Course.
Carried.
Faculty of Applied Science -
Course Change
Notice was received that the Faculty of Applied
Science on May 10th had approved the following course change,
for recommendation to Senate:
"That M.E. 381 be added to the list of options open to
students in the Fourth Year of Engineering Physics,
for the Session 1954-55 only, on the understanding
that it may replace M.E. 481."
Mr. Riclimond)
Mr. Muir   )  That this course change be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Law
It was reported that the Faculty of Law on
May 10th had approved the following resolution:
"That, in view of the fact that Donald Rupert Jones
has failed a second time in the work of the Third
Year, a recommendation be made to Senate tliat he be
required to withdraw from the Faculty."
Dean Gage )
Dr, Grauer)  Tliat this recommendation be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Forestry
Notice was received that the Faculty of Forestry
on May 10th had approved the following curriculum changes, Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2059
for recommendation to Senate:
(a) Mathematics 205 to replace Mathematics 153 and 156
(b) First Term Forestry 260 changed to Civil
Engineering 353.
Dean Allen)
Dr. Cowan )  That curriculum changes as recommended
be approved.
Carried.
Reports of Committees
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Sessional Awards - Final Years
Copies of List No. 1, dated May 12th, 1954, of
awards for graduate study and in the final undergraduate
year only, were circulated.  Dean Gage spoke to this item
and made mention of the Heads of the graduating classes.
On behalf of the Senate, the President thanked Dean Gage for
his personal interest in the students and suggested that some
of the information he gave about these winners would provide
interesting stories for the people of the Province.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Weaver)  That the students whose names appear on
this List No. 1 be awarded the scholarships, medals, prizes and fellowships
for which they are recommended.
Carried.
New Awards
Acceptance of the following new awards was
recommended, under the terms of award indicated:
The University Women's Club Theatre
Scholarship
A scholarship of $45.00, the gift of the University
Women's Club of Vancouver, will be available in the
summer of 1954 for a worthy and deserving woman student
taking the Summer School of the Theatre course. Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     20G0
The Abbott Laboratories Fellowship in
Anaesthesiology
A fellowship of §1,000.00, the gift of Abbott
Laboratories Research Division, North Chicago,
Illinois, is available in the Faculty of Medicine
to support a Fellow in Anaesthesiology during his
year of basic research.  The award will be made
on the recommendation of the Faculty.
The Beta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi
Sorority Bursary
A bursary of $50.00, the gift of the Beta Kappa
Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, will be awarded
to a woman undergraduate who has good academic
standing and is deserving of financial assistance.
The A. P. Gardner and Company Commerce
Entrance Scholarship
A scholarship of $250.00, the gift of A. P. Gardner
and Company, Chartered Accountants, is offered
annually to students whose homes are in the area of
British Columbia from Clinton north to the uppermost
portion of the Province and west of the straight
boundary line between Northern British Columbia and
Alberta.  The award will be available for a student
entering First Year Commerce from Senior Matriculation
or First Year Arts and Science.  Applicants will be
considered not only on the basis of scholastic
standing, aptitude, and personal qualities, but
also on their financial circumstances and records
of part-time and holiday employment in any phase
of commerce or industry.  If in any year no suitable
candidate applies, the award may be withheld, in
which case an additional award will be available in
the following year.  Students competing for this
scholarship should apply by letter,which must be
received by the Dean of Administrative and Inter-
Faculty Affairs not later than August 15th.
The Home Economics Undergraduate
Society Bursary
A bursary of $40.00, the gift of the Home Economics
Undergraduate Society, is available for a student
entering Second, Third, or Fourth Year Home Economics,
It will be awarded, on the recommendation of the
School, to a student who not only needs financial
assistance to continue her course and has good
academic standing, but who also has been active in
the Society and the extra-curricular programme of
the University. Wednesday, May 12th, 1954      2061
The British Columbia Lumberman Awards
Three awards, provided by the "British Columbia
Lumberman" are available to undergraduates in
Forestry or Forest Engineering for the most suitable
summer essay submitted, as part of curriculum
requirements, in each of the fields of logging,
utilization, and general forestry.  The winning
essays, considered on the basis of academic quality,
topical importance to the forest industry, and
readibility, will be selected by the Faculty of
Forestry in cooperation with the Publisher of the
journal.  The winning essays will be published in
the journal and each winner will receive a Certificate
of Merit, and payment for publication at double the
regular rate.  Names of winners will be announced in
the April issue and essays will be published in the
same or a later issue, at the discretion of the
Publisher.  If no essay is of sufficiently high
quality, no award will be made.
The Women's Auxiliary to the International
College of Surgeons Scholarship
From a grant of ^500.00, the gift of the Women's
Auxiliary to the International College of Surgeons,
a scholarship is available for students completing
the Third Year in the Faculty of Medicine with high
standing and proceeding to the Final Year.  To be
eligible for this scholarship, candidates must have
shown evidence of special aptitude for and ability
in the subject of surgery.  In selecting the winners,
the financial circumstances of candidates may be
considered. At the discretion of the Faculty, the
award may be divided equally between two students.
The Vancouver Secondary School Teachers'
Association Scholarships for Teacher Training
Two scholarships of $100.00 each, the gift of the
Vancouver Secondary School Teachers' Association,
are available for students entering the Teacher
Training Course.  In making the awards, consideration
will be given to academic standing, personal qualities,
and interest in teaching as a career.  Financial
circumstances may also be a factor.  Candidates may
apply or be nominated by members of the teaching
profession or University staff.  Letters of
application or nomination must be received not
later than August 15th. Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2062
The Ingram and Bell Limited Prize
A prize, donated by Ingram and Bell Limited,
Vancouver, will be awarded to a student in the
graduating class of the Faculty of Medicine.
This prize will be awarded to the student who,
in the opinion of the Faculty, has the best
overall qualifications in terms of standing,
interest and participation in student affairs,
character, and promise.
The Passie Chertkow Bursary in Accounting
A bursary of $50.00, the gift of Mr. Irving G.
Chertkow in memory of his mother, Mrs. Passie
Chertkow, will be awarded in the School of Commerce
to a student in the Accounting Option.  The at ward
will be made to a student who has good academic
standing and is worthy and deserving of financial
assistance.
The Aristocrat Cookware Limited Home
Economics Bursary
A bursary of $100.00, the gift of Aristocrat
Cookware Limited (Vancouver), is offered to a
deserving student in Home Economics who is
entering either the Third or Fourth Year and is
taking a dietetic or teaching major.  In awarding
this bursary, consideration will be given to
standing, character, personality, and promise.
The Aristocrat Cookware Limited Bursary
A bursary of $100.00, the gift of Aristocrat
Cookware Limited (Vancouver), is available for a
student in the School of Commerce who needs financial
assistance.  It will be awarded to a male student
entering Third Year Commerce and taking the
marketing option.  In selecting the winner,
consideration will be given, not only to academic
standing, character, and personality, but also
to interest in the field of marketing.
The Vancouver Women's Canadian Club
Scholarship in Medicine
This scholarship of $100.00, endowed by the Vancouver
Women's Canadian Club, has been established as a
memorial to the Honourable Tilly Jean Rolston,
Minister of Education for the Province of British
Columbia from August 1st, 1952 to October 12th, 1953,
and first woman cabinet minister with portfolio in Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2063
Canada.  In establishing this award, the Vancouver
Women's Canadian Club pays tribute to her fine
personal qualities, her distinguished public service,
and her outstanding contributions in education and
other fields.  This scholarship is offered annually
to a student in the Faculty of Medicine who not only
attains high standing but who also shows promise of
ability in research.
The British Columbia Bond Dealers'
Association Scholarship
A scholarship of $150.00, the gift of the British
Columbia Bond Dealers' Association, will be awarded
annually to a student in the finance option completing
Second Year Commerce and proceeding to the Third
Year.  The award will be made to a student who has
high scholastic standing and has shown an aptitude
for work in the field of this option.
The  Gwynne-Vauglian Memorial  Scholarship
A scholarship of $100.00, given by Mrs. S. J. Bateman
of Chilliwack as a memorial to her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. D. E. Gwynne-Vaughan, will be awarded annually
to a promising and deserving student who is continuing
studies in Second or Third Year at this University
and who proposes, either before or after graduation,
to proceed to work in theology at the Anglican
Theological College of British Columbia.  In awarding
this scholarship, consideration will be given not
only  to academic achievement but also to personal
qualities and character.
The Columbia Chapter. I.O.D.E. Bursary
This bursary of $50.00, the gift of the Columbia
Chapter, I.O.D.E., is available to a student in the
Third or Fourth Year of the Faculty of Arts and
Science who is majoring in mineralogy or geography
in the Department of Geology and Geography and is
taking cour*ses concerning The British Commonwealth.
The award will be made to a deserving student who
needs and merits financial assistance.  Preference
will be given to a veteran or the son or daughter
of a veteran.
The Lieut.Col. 0. C. Merritt. V.C. Chapter.
I.O.D.E. Bursary
This bursary of $50.00, the gift of the Lieut.Col.
C. C. Merritt, V.C. Chapter, I.O.D.E., will be
available for a student entering the Third or Fourth Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2064
Year in the Faculty of Medicine.  It will be awarded
to a student who needs and merits financial assistance.
The Mexican Student Scholarship
A one-year scholarship will be available to a
Mexican student for study at the University of
British Columbia in the Winter Session 1954-55.
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who
is eligible to enter the Third or higher year.
The winner will receive (l) a cash grant of $200.00,
the gift of Mr. W. II. Maclnnes of Vancouver, toward
the expenses of board and room; (2) return air
transportation from Mexico City to Vancouver via
Canadian Pacific Airlines; and (3) tuition fees
provided by the University.  Candidates must submit
their academic credentials to the Registrar,
together with a letter of application for the
scholarship, not later than August 15th.
Columbia Preceptory. No. 34. Knights
Templar. Student Aid Fund
From tliis fund, established by a gift of Columbia
Preceptory, No. 34, Knights Templar, Vancouver,
assistance is available for members of the student
body of the University.  The purpose of this fund
is to provide a measure of financial aid for students
who, by virtue of their personal qualities, academic
records, and promise, are worthy and deserving of
support.  In granting assistance, first preference
will be given to those proceeding to a career in
theology.
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation
Scholarships for Teacher Training
Two scholarships-of $200.00 each, the gift of the
3ritish Columbia Teachers' Federation, are available
for students entering the Teacher Training course.
In awarding these scholarships, consideration will
be given to academic standing, personal qualities, ■
and interest in teaching as a career.  Financial
circumstances may also be a factor.
Dean Gage presented a further recommendation that
two special awards be provided for this year only: a prize
of ^25.00 for the head of the graduating class for the
B.S.W. degree, and a prize of $50.00 for proficiency in Wednesday, May 12th, 1954      2065
Economics, to be awarded to Ronald Shearer, runner-up for
the University medal.
Dean Gage )
Dr. Warrenj  That the new awards recommended be
accepted and that letters of appreciation
be sent to the donors.
Carried.
Further with regard to awards, Dean Gage reported
for information tliat the Provincial Chapter, I.O.D.E., which
last year awarded a bursary of $100.00 for one year (known as
the Coronation Bursary) lias decided to offer the award again
for each of the next two years; that the Junior League of
Vancouver had again provided two scholarships of $500.00
each for award this year, in the School of Social Work; that
The Engineers' Wives' Bursary had been increased from $100.00
to $150.00 for the Session 1954-55; that The Canadian Women's
Press Club (Vancouver Branch) which formerly provided a
scholarship of $500.00, had decided this year to make $250.00
available for the Scholarship and to donate an additional
$250.00 to a fund which will be added to, to provide the
award in future years; and that The Worthington Memorial
Chapter, I.O.D.E., had increased its bursary from $250.00
to $400.00 annually and had changed the terms of award to
make it available to a member of the B. C. Regiment or the
Cadet Corps of the B. C. Regiment who is beginning his
studies at the University.
Honorary Degrees
In the absence of Dean Angus, Dean Gage spoke to Wednesday, May 12th, 1954      2066
this item and presented the recommendations of the Committee.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Andrew)  That the degree of Doctor of Science,
honoris causa, be conferred on Dr. G. F.
Strong, at a time acceptable to him, in
recognition of his outstanding medical
leadership in the community.
Carried.
In the discussion of the above resolution, the President
suggested three possibilities: that Dr. Strong be granted
his degree at the Spring Congregation, on Monday, May 17th,
in company with Dr. Brock Chisliolm and Dr. Ethlyn Trapp; at
the Autumn Congregation; or at a Special Congregation which
might be arranged in June at the time of the Canadian Medical
Association meetings.  Further in regard to the latter
possibility, it was suggested tliat Senate might consider
conferring an honorary degree on Sir Howard Florey, who
would give the Lister Lecture at the time of the Association
meetings.  Dean Weaver pointed out that should Senate approve
this suggestion it would be necessary to determine whether
oi" not there would be space in the programme of the
Association for such an event.
Dean Gage)
Mrs. Ross)  That Senate express to the Committee on
Honorary Degrees its approval of offering
an honorary degree to Sir Howard Florey,
at an appropriate time.
Carried.
The matter of additional persons who might be honoured in
the event of a special congregation being held in June was
left with the Committee.
A second recommendation of the Committee on
Honorary Degrees was presented by Dean Gage, and Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2067
Dean Gage  )
Dean Andrew)  That in view of the impending visit of
the Archbishop of Canterbury to British
Columbia in September, 1954, a Special
Congregation be held on the evening of
Wednesday, September 15th, and an
honorary degree be conferred upon His
Grace at that time, and that he be asked
to address the Congregation.
Carried.
Faculty of Dentistry
Copies of a report of the reconstituted Committee
on a Proposed Faculty of Dentistry, dated May 4th, 1954,
were circulated to °enate prior to the meeting.  Dr. J. M.
Mather, L'liairman of the Committee, was invited to be present
for the discussion, and reported that Dr. P. E. Blackerby, Jr.,
Director, Division of Dentistry, W. K. Kellogg Foundation,
had visited the University on April 17th, and had indicated
that the Foundation was interested in the possible establishment of a Faculty of Dentistry at this University but had
stated that there would have to be firm assurance, from both
Government and University authorities, that there was
definite likelihood of concrete steps being taken before the
Foundation could consider any participation.
The recommendations contained in the Committee
report were summarized as follows:
"1.  Tliat the University of British Columbia and the
Government of the Province of British Columbia give
consideration to the early establishment of a
Faculty of Dentistry at this University.
2. That, prior to the beginning of a Faculty of Dentistry,
there be as firm assurance as possible, to the
University for both capital and current costs.
3. That the teaching of pre-clinical subjects to dental
students be provided by the appropriate Departments
in the Faculty of Medicine. Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2068,
4. That this teaching of pre-clinical subjects to dental
students by the Faculty of Medicine is impossible
until adequate permanent facilities and additional
personnel are provided.
5. That a Health Sciences Building be constructed to
provide space for the teaching of pre-clinical
subjects to both medical and dental students.  In
addition, this building should be so designed that
it may, in the future, be used for teaching students
in the other health sciences.
6. That this Health Sciences Building, situated on the
Campus, should provide pre-clinical teaching facilities
and space for the administrative functions of the
Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry.  In addition,
the building should be so designed that the clinical
teaching facilities for both Faculties may be added
if it is found to be desirable.
7. Tliat following the assurance of financial support
for this venture the University should employ a
consultant in dental teaching to plan, in company
with the Faculty of Medicine, this Committee, and
other interested parties, the details that will be
involved in the design of the Health Sciences
Building and the beginning of a Faculty of Dentistry.
8. That, during that period, further consideration be
given to size of classes, availability of applicants,
siting of clinical facilities, etc.
9. That, in summary, this Committee recommends the
following sequence:
(a) That firm assurance of financial support be
received,
(b) That authorization for construction of a Health
Science Building be given,
(c) That a Consultant in Dental Education be
employed by the University,
(d) That this Consultant work in co-operation with
the Faculty of Medicine, this Committee and
others.
10.  This Committee believes that a period of two years
would elapse from the time authority is received
to proceed until we would be ready to admit the
first class to a Faculty of Dentistry."
It was agreed that this Report be received with
thanks to Dr. Mather and his Committee for their work in
this connection, and that the matter bo left in abeyance Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2069
pending clarification of government grants for building and
other needs of the University.
Spring Congregation
For the information of Senate, the President
outlined the events of Congregation week, beginning with
the Baccalaureate Service to be held in Brock Hall at
eleven a.m. on Sunday, May 16th; the Class Day exercises at
1:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, May 17th and 18th, in the
University Auditorium; the Congregation Ceremonies at 2:30
o'clock on those days in the Armoury, followed by tea in
Brock Hall; and the Convocation Ball on Tuesday evening,
May 18th.
Victoria College
Dr. Hickman spoke of activities at Victoria College
and cited the passage of Bill No. 27, the "Victoria College
Foundation Act."
Correspondence
Letters of acknowledgement were noted and taken as
read from the Secretary to the Governor-General, The Hon.
J. B. Smallwood and Dr. Ethlyn Trapp. A letter expressing
appreciation of the honour to be conferred on Dr. Trapp was
received from Miss Dorothy Taylor, Editor of The British
Columbian.
A letter dated April 27th was received from Mr.
G. D. Darling, President, U.B.C. Alumni Association, stating Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2070
that in 1951 the Executive of that Association appointed a
committee, known as the "Iowa Plan" Committee, to study the
possibilities of the introduction of courses in religious
education at the University of British Columbia.  The Report
of this Committee was approved by the Board of Management
and the Executive of the Alumni Association, and the following
resolution was passed at a meeting of the Executive on
April 6th, 1954:
"That Judge Arthur E. Lord be requested to present a
report to the Senate of the University covering
recommendations of the Board of Management of the
Alumni Association with respect to religious education
as proposed by the 'Iowa Plan' Committee, and further
tliat the Senate be requested to appoint a Committee
to study this proposal."
In the absence of Judge Lord, Dr. MacKenzie proposed, and it
was agreed, that copies of this report be circulated to the
members of Senate and placed on the agenda of the next
meeting for discussion.
The Chairman presented a letter dated March 30th
from Mr. G. A. Sutherland, President, Board of Directors,
Gordon Neighborhood House, requesting consideration of the
possibility of establishing an Institute of Child Study at
The University of British Columbia.  It was noted that the
President had discussed this matter with the Board of
Governors at their meeting on April 26th and that the Board
had referred the matter to Senate for consideration.  No
action was taken. Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2071
Other Business
Report on the University of
British Columbia in World Affairs
In accordance with the minutes of the February 10th,
1954, meeting of Senate, copies of this report were circulated
to the members.  Dean Andrew commented on the objectives of
this survey and Senate expressed its appreciation to
Professor F. 11. Soward, Chairman, and to the members of the
Committee which prepared the report.
Senate Elections
In view of the forthcoming election by Convocation
of representatives on Senate on May 31st, 1954,
Dr. Warren )
Dr. Friedman)  That the present members of Senate
continue to function until they are
re-elected or replaced, and that the
present Senate be declared competent
to act until the new Senate meets and
is properly constituted as such.
Carried.
Industrial Relations Department
John Inglis Co. Limited and English
Electric Company of Canada Limited
A letter dated May 7th was read from Mr. Floyd
Henry of the above Company, complimenting the University on
the work being carried out in its Placement Bureau, under
Colonel J. F. McLean.
PIly s i o t he ra py
The President presented a letter dated May 4th
from Brigadier William Murphy urging, on behalf of the Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2072
Arthritis and Rheumatism Society, the establishment of a
School of Physiotherapy.
Dr. MacKenzie reported that this matter was being-
investigated with a view to reporting to Faculty and Senate
in due course.
Survey of the University of British
Columbia Faculty of Medicine
The President referred to a report which was
received from the Liaison Survey Team representing the
Council of Medical Education and Hospitals of the American
Medical Association and the Executive Council of the
Association of American Medical Colleges, approving the
Faculty of Medicine of the University of British Columbia,
to be listed in The Journal of the American Medical
Association and as a member college of the Association of
American Medical Colleges in The Journal of Medical Education.
Dr. Cowan  )
Miss Fallis)  That Senate express its appreciation of
the efforts of Dean Weaver and his faculty
in bringing about this highly successful
conclusion of the organization of the
Faculty of Medicine.
Carried unanimously.
Suspension of Campus Clubs
The President referred to the suspension earlier
in the Spring term by the Alma Mater Society of the Newman
Club and the Varsity Christian Fellowship. In view of the
fact tliat such action is not the concern of students alone, L
Wednesday, May 12th, 1954     2073
Dr. Daniells)
Dr. Sage   ) The Senate of The University of British
Columbia wish to formally record their
unanimous support of the principle of
religious freedom.  In this connection
they wish to state that it is and always
has been their policy to encourage the
participation by the students and members
of the staff in organizations which
exist to serve the ideals and purposes
of the wider community of which the
University is a part; and in this case
to identify themselves if they so desire
with the various religious denominations
and faiths of their choice.  If circumstances arise in which it seems wise or
necessary to take any action, they propose
to assure the organizations in question
that they are welcome at this University
and may continue to carry on their various
activities as in the past.  At the same
time, they will encourage the student
body to retain their concern for freedom
and human rights and to do all that they
can to prevent and eliminate intolerance
and real discriminatory practices.
Carried.
Logopaedics
Dean Weaver reported verbally on the status of
Logopaedics and stated that the committee considering the
establishment of a School of Rehabilitation proposed to submit
details of the Diploma Year to a future meeting of Senate.
There being no further business, the meeting
adjourned.
Secretary.
Chairman.

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