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 Wednesday, December 14, 1966.
The second regular meeting of the Senate of The University of
British Columbia for the Session 1966-67 was held on Wednesday,
December 14, 1966 at 8.00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present: President John B. Macdonald (Chairman), Dean W.M. Armstrong,
Dr. CS. Belshaw, Mr. R.M. Bibbs, Dr. M. Bloom, Mr. C.B. Bourne,
Mr. F.K. Bowers, Mr. D.M. Brousson, Mr. W.T. Brown, Mr. F.L. Burnham,
Mr. F.J. Cairnie, Mr. CM. Campbell Jr., Dr. J.D. Chapman, Dr. R.M.
Clark, Dr. D.H. Copp, Dean I. McTaggart-Cowan, Dean G.F. Curtis,
Dean B.C. Eagles, Dr. J.F.K. English, Mr. D.A. Freeman, Dean W.H. Gage,
Dean J.A.F. Gardner, Dr. W.C Gibson, The Hon. Howard C Green,
Mr. J. Guthrie, Dr. N.A. Hall, Dean D.M. Healy, Dr. W.S. Hoar,
Dr. J.A. Jacobs, Mr. J.S. Keate, Dr. D.T. Kenny, Dr. P. Larkin,
Mr. S.S. Lefeaux, Mr. K.M. Lysyk, Dean Helen McCrae, Mr. Justice J.A.
Macdonald, Dr. C.A. McDowell, Dr. J.R. Mcintosh, Mr. D.F. Manders,
Dean A.W. Matthews, Mr. F.A. Morrison, Dr. J.M. Norris, Dean V.J.
Okulitch, Dr. G.J. Parfitt, Dr. A.J. Renney, Dr. G. Rosenbluth,
Dean N.V. Scarfe, Dr. A.D. Scott, Dr. J.H.C Smith, Dr. M.W. Steinberg,
Dr. R.W. Stewart, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Dr. G.H.N. Towers, Mrs. B.E.
Wales, Dr. H.V. Warren, Dr. W.A. Webber, Dean P. H. White,
Dr. S.H. Zbarsky.
Visitors:  Mr. C Selman, Mr. R. Daly, Mr. J. Banham, Mr. J.P. Blaney
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor J.M. Buchanan, Rev. J. Blewett, Mrs. H.J. MacKay,
Mr. D.F. Miller, Mrs. J.V. Rogers, Dr. R.F. Sharp, Rev. W.S. Taylor,
Mr. D.R. Williams.
Minutes of Previous Meeting
Dean Gage )   That the minutes of the first regular meeting of
Mr. Lysyk )   Senate for the Session 1966-67, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried Wednesday, December 14, 1966.
Business Arising from the Minutes of the Previous Meeting
The following three members of Senate had been elected to serve on
the Board of Governors for the period 1966-69:
Mr. R.M. Bibbs,     Mr. J.S. Keate,     Mr. D.F. Miller
Twelve members of Senate had been elected to serve on a Committee
to study the role and organization of Senate:
Dean W.M. Armstrong, Mr. R.M. Bibbs, Mr. C.B. Bourne,
Dr. J.D. Chapman, Dr. R.M. Clark, Dean W.H. Gage, Dr. H.L.
Keenleyside, Dr. C.A. McDowell, Dean I. McTaggart-Cowan,
Mr. D.F. Miller, Dr. A.D. Scott, Dr. R.W. Stewart.
Notification of Approval by the Board of Governors
of Senate Recommendations.
1. The amended statement of Senate Policy on Awards for Athletes.
(See Appendix A.)
2. The revised statement of Admission Requirements for the Faculty of
3. Regulations governing the admission of students to advanced
standing in the faculty of Dentistry.
4. Effective 1966-67, the replacement of Chemistry 155 for First Year
Applied Science students by a revised course to be called
Chemistry 156.
5. The dropping of English 250 from the curriculum of the Second Year
of the Pharmacy programme; English 305 to be retained in the Third
Year. A student with the approval of the Dean may elect a non-
science course (3 units) in lieu of English 305.
Reports of Senate Committees
Senate Executive Committee
1.  The following terms of reference for the Senate Committee on the
Role and Organization of Senate were circulated:
"To consider - (i)    What matters should, and what matters
should not, come before Senate or its
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(ii)   The methods of dealing with matters that
should come before Senate including the
form of the deliberations of the Senate.
(iii)  To consider recommendations to delegate
to other bodies certain responsibilities
of Senate."
Dean Gage )  That these terms of reference be approved.
Dean Cowen )
2.  Authorization of a committee to be struck to consider alternative
arrangements for Congregations in 1968 and thereafter.
The President commented on the reasons for the proposal, pointing
out that there were ways of changing the organization of Congregation to
obviate the boredom of awaiting the procession of students across the
platform. However, there was a desire to retain a personal touch to the
Congregation ceremonies. To illustrate the possibilities, the President
suggested two ceremonies, one in the morning where diplomas might be
handed out by individual Faculties and followed by a sandwich luncheon
and, in the afternoon, a different kind of programme with the conferring
of Honorary Degrees, and the conferring of degrees on groups by the
Chancellor, followed by an address by one of the recipients of an
Honorary Degree.  The President explained that the Senate Executive
Committee realized that at this stage it was not possible to make any
substantial changes for the 1967 Congregation, but felt that a committee
should be formed to consider arrangements for future years. Wednesday, December 14, 1966.
3.  The Senate Executive Committee had dealt with a number of items on
the Agenda and their recommendations had been attached to the
relevant papers.
New Programmes Committee
Recommendations concerning the proposed formation of a^ Department of
Food Science in the Faculty of Agriculture
The President asked Professor Bourne to speak.
Professor Bourne, as Chairman of the New Programmes Committee,
stated that the Committee had recommended that Senate should reject this
proposal and reiterated the reasons set out in a letter to the Chairman
which had been circulated to Senate:
"1.  First, work in the food sciences has an inter-disciplinary nature,
but the statement of the Faculty of Agriculture setting out its
proposal does not show that this aspect of the matter has been
adequately taken into account.  For example, although the
Department of Chemical Engineering is introducing work in
Biochemical Engineering, its members have not been consulted about
the proposal.
2. Second, the argument in favour of a new Department of Food Science
is seriously weakened by the unwillingness of the Faculty of
Agriculture to put all food science courses under the jurisdiction
of the new department.
3. Third, the appointment of a new Dean of Agriculture in the near
future would seem to make it undesirable to introduce important
changes in the organization of the Faculty of Agriculture at the
present time.
4. In the discussion of this proposal, the idea emerged that such
subjects as Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics might best
be dealt with in a new organization, perhaps a Faculty of Applied
Biology.  The Committee thinks this idea may well merit serious
study by Senate."
Dean Eagles spoke in defence of the recommendation of the Faculty.
Following is his statement in full:
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"In the light of the negative recommendation of the Senate Committee
on New Programmes with respect to our proposal on Food Science it is
with deference that I request the privilege of presenting to Senate, in
as positive a way as I can, the reasons for the proposal put forward by
Faculty whereby it feels that it might direct its resources more
effectively in the development of its curriculum to meet the needs of
the future. The Faculty feels, and I am sure members of Senate will
agree, that our proposal is concerned with one of the most complex and
challenging educational problems facing the world today. I say this
without regard to the particular context in which as individuals we may
view the matter of food and the world's needs. Nor do I need to remind
members of Senate of the contributions the Faculty has made to the
education of food scientists and technologists since its constitution as
a faculty. We fully realize that we are not the only ones involved in
the issues relating to the total complex of problems concerned with
food.  It is our role within the University to give educational
leadership in the field of agriculture and food production and
"The present proposal with respect to the establishment of a
Department of Food Science is an evolutionary one. It has developed
from the original departments forming the Faculty which, except for
Dairying, were primarily concerned with the production phases of
agriculture.  Since the inception of the Faculty, the entire concept of
agricultural food production and processing has altered, and our present
recommendation with respect to Faculty organization marks another stage
in this evolution. The establishment in 1947, as noted in the
submission by Faculty, of the offering of a full option in food science
that was the first in Canada administered interdepartmentally and
latterly by a committee within the Faculty, was an important milestone.
We have now reached the next stage in this development.
"In reply to the criticisms which the committee has made with
respect to our submission, the first two are to my mind similar
involving the degree to which we have developed an interdisciplinary
approach to the problem.  These criticisms imply that we have not
acknowledged and have not pursued in an adequate way the question of the
interdisciplinary nature of work in food science with other departments
or faculties and that we have been unwilling to recognize interdisciplinary activities even within the Faculty of Agriculture itself.
The replies to these criticisms are the same, differing only in degree.
As a Faculty we were nurtured in an interdisciplinary atmosphere, which
we have always fostered. Agriculture constitutes one of the meeting
grounds of the sciences and without encouragement and development of the
concept of interdisciplinary activities, progress would never have been
made. We are deeply conscious of this aspect of our interrelationships
with other Departments and Faculties, with respect to Departments
constituting our own Faculty.
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"We have sought advice and opinions from our fellows in other
Faculties and Departments. The Faculty committee dealing with this
matter at one time or another during the past year or more has consulted
various members of the Faculties of Science and Applied Science and with
the School of Home Economics.
"As far as the third criticism is concerned, this might be
considered beyond my purview at this time, but with your permission I
should like to make a comment, and to suggest that this criticism is of
little or no relevance in that our proposal comes forward as a unanimous
recommendation of the Faculty.
"Mr. President, it is my opinion that the objections raised by the
New Programmes Committee to our proposal have already been met
adequately in the presentation we have made."
Dean Armstrong confirmed Dean Eagles' statement that the members of
the Faculty did consult him during the summer and that the Biochemical
Engineering proposals were accepted by him at that time. He mentioned
that Senate had approved an M.S.A. and an M.Sc. degree in Food Science
in 1965 and felt it was somewhat unusual to allow the same group to give
graduate degrees but not allow them proper departmental status.
Dean Okulitch spoke in support of Dean Eagles and stated that he
felt the New Programmes Committee did not study the proposal in
sufficient detail. He said that Food Science was growing rapidly and
was one of the most important industries which must be expanded and
studied. He agreed that Professor Bourne might be right in suggesting
that perhaps it should be a larger department, but felt that one would
not start with a large department.
Dr. Rosenbluth, a member of the New Programmes Committee, felt that
some of the matters which had been introduced in discussion did not
appear in the submission of the Faculty of Agriculture. He questioned
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the reason for Agriculture wishing to establish a new department and yet
withholding some subjects from it which were within other departments of
the Faculty.
Dr. Norris referred to the suggestion that Food Sciences might well
be considered as part of a much wider organization of applied biology,
and urged that Senate keep open the possibility for future development
in these areas. He said that there were other groups such as Home
Economics who were very much concerned with this field of study.
After further discussion:
Dr. McDowell )   That a President's Committee be formed to enquire
Dr. Norris  )    into the establishment of a Department of Food
Science in the Faculty of Agriculture and to take
into consideration the interdisciplinary nature
of such a move.
Committee on Professors Emeriti
The Committee recommended that the following be granted the
emeritus status as indicated:
Mr. J.E. Gibbard, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education
Dr. J.M. Mather, Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine
Dean Curtis )    That the proposals be accepted.
Dr. Gibson )
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Committee on Prizes. Scholarships and Bursaries
The Senate Executive Committee recommended approval of new awards
as shown on Appendix B.
Dean Gage   )   That these new awards be accepted, subject to the
Mr. Morrison )   approval of the Board of Governors and that
letters of thanks be sent to the donors.
Recommendations from the Faculties
A.  New Programmes of Study
Faculty of Arts - &  pilot project in First Year.
The President read the Senate Executive Committee's recommendations -
namely that Senate should spend sufficient time in discussion of the
proposed new programme in First Year Arts to permit a general
understanding of it and that following the discussion if Senate did not
wish to approve the proposal at the meeting then it should be referred
to the New Programmes Committee for report to the February meeting of
Senate at which time Senate could take action on the proposal.
The President gave his opinion that this proposal was probably the
most dramatic change in curriculum that had ever been proposed in the
history of the University and perhaps in any Canadian University. He
said it had had a great deal of thought and debate by the Faculty and
was a unique approach to the solution of difficulties students had with
their First Year in the Faculty of Arts. The President then asked Dean
Healy to open the debate. Wednesday, December 14, 1966.
Dean Healy stated that some three years had elapsed since the
Faculty began working on this problem. The proposal for an Arts I
programme had been put to the Faculty and the result had been 246
ballots, 155 in favour, 7 spoiled and 84 against.  The Faculty had
declared itself in favour of the proposal 4:1.
The proposal was that First Year should introduce a student to the
nature of study in a university, the Second Year to disciplines pursued
in this Faculty.
The proposal for the new programme in the First Year:
1. To introduce a student in the most desirable way to university
study, his first year experience should be a liberating and
enjoyable one, aimed at stimulating him to think clearly and
imaginatively, read sensitively and express himself well.
2. To achieve this aim, the primary requirement is that the student
should have close contact with alert and experienced Faculty
members.  They should direct him in reading and assignments which
extend his emotional and intellectual range.
3. Students entering the first year in the Faculty may volunteer to
enroll in Arts I.
4. Arts I shall consist of lecture sections of 120 students and six
faculty who would meet a maximum of five hours per week in lectures
and seminars.  Seminars would meet in groups of 20.
5. Each student shall be assigned to a Faculty adviser, ordinarily one
of his seminar instructors.
6. Students accepted for Arts I shall take six other units of work
chosen in consultation with a Faculty adviser.
7. The Dean shall ask for volunteers from the Faculty to staff a
maximum of three sections of Arts I.  These instructors shall
convene and elect a Steering Committee which shall be responsible
for staffing lecture sections and coordinating the programmes of
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8. The course of study followed by each section of Arts I shall be
determined by its instructors in consultation with the Steering
Committee. Programmes in languages, mathematics and science would
be intensive and determined by Departments.
9. Instructors of Arts I shall devote two-thirds of their teaching
time to the programme.
Dean Healy explained that instructors would be required both to
represent their individual disciplines and to help develop an
integrated approach to the topics covered in the programme.
He explained that in addition to Arts I the student would probably
take a language course, or a combination of the sciences and
mathematics, and that it was intended that he would choose his
additional courses in consultation with Faculty advisers. He should
then be in a position to make an educated choice of the offerings at the
Second Year level.
He stressed that Arts I was envisaged as a Pilot project for First
Year students.
The President thanked Dean Healy for his clear summary of the
proposal and the matter was opened for discussion.
The technique to be used for selection of the 240 students was
discussed and it was explained that the programme would be described in
the Calendar and that students who were interested would be invited to
volunteer for it.
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There was general agreement that the 240 students should be an
average group rather than just the best students, in order to get a more
effective evaluation of the project.
Dr. Jacobs asked if a student in Arts I was eligible to take
English 200.  Dean Healy replied that any student who completed the
Arts I programme would be eligible for admission to English 200, but
that this would apply only to English.  Dr. Jacobs then asked how the
programme would be evaluated.
Dean Healy explained that it was proposed to strike a committee
for which five members of faculty had already volunteered to serve.
The committee would then follow the career of each student who took an
Arts I programme in his First Year throughout his undergraduate
studies and, it was hoped, in four years the committee would be in a
position to make some useful evaluation.
Dean Healy explained that there were already 28 volunteers from
Faculty, one from Anthropology and Sociology, two from Economics, 14
from English, two from Fine Arts, one from French, two from Geography,
three from History, one from Librarianship, one from Philosophy, and
one from Political Science.
Dr. Belshaw commented on the unevenness of the numbers of Faculty
members that had volunteered as between departments.  He mentioned a
need for a balance between humanities and social sciences. He said
there were a large number of volunteers from the Department of English Wednesday, December 14, 1966.
and relatively few from other departments and wondered whether there
would be any possible way of having other departments accept more
responsibility for members of their Faculty involved in Arts I courses,
rather than having it in terms of easier voluntary arrangements.
Another point Dr. Belshaw raised was that at this stage the
programme was experimental and the budgetry involvement was relatively
small, but what would be the implications of the Faculty were it to
Dean Healy replied that they would have to take great care to try
to establish a balance between Humanities and Social Sciences in each
group.  He felt this would be possible with the 28 volunteers that they
had and the range of appointments they represented.
Dean Healy then gave some calculations concerning the cost of the
programme and concluded that offering an Arts I Programme to two
hundred and forty students instead of requiring them to take three
regular first-year courses would not increase appreciably the cost of
Dean Cowan, Dr. Norris, Dr. English and Mr. Cairnie expressed
their support of the new programme. All felt it was a daring and
exciting proposal and well worth trying.
Dean Healy )     That the proposal from the Faculty of Arts for a
Dean Cowan )     pilot project in First Year be adopted.
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The President congratulated the Dean and Faculty for bringing the
proposal before Senate and gave his very best wishes for its success.
The motion was carried unanimously.
B.  Combined Programme in Science and Medicine
Students of high calibre and superior academic attainment planning
to proceed to the M.D. degree at this University may, through the
proposed programme, complete the requirements for the B.Sc. degree in
the Faculty of Science and qualify for admission with advanced standing
into the second year of the medical course.
1. Students should apply to the Dean of Science and the Dean of
Medicine for admission to the combined programme prior to
registration for their third university year.
2. Admission to the combined programme will require approval by the
Deans involved, and will normally be restricted to students who
have qualified for the Honours programme in one of the departments
in the Faculty of Science with at least high second class standing
in the science subjects of the first two years.
3. Students admitted to the programme will register in the Faculty of
Science in their fourth year, but may be required to pay a higher
tuition fee for this year because of the higher costs involved.
4. To qualify for admission with advanced standing into the second
year of Medicine, students in the combined programme must complete
the following courses with the standing required for promotion
into the second year in the Faculty of Medicine:
Anatomy 400, 401
Biochemistry 410 (or 400)
Physiology 301 and 302 or 400
5. In most cases, students in the combined programme would qualify
for the Honours B.Sc. in Biochemistry or Physiology, and would
include the above courses in their programme selected in
consultation with the department involved. However, students in
programmes in other departments in the Faculty of Science may also
qualify if they meet the conditions set forth in (4) above.
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6.  Students in the combined programme in Science and Medicine will be
eligible for the entrance scholarships in Medicine at the
beginning of their fourth year in the Faculty of Science.
Dean Okulitch spoke to the proposal.  He explained that it was a
programme which specified all the requirements for a B.Sc. degree and
also satisfied the Faculty of Medicine which was prepared to give a
student who had completed this programme advanced standing in Medicine.
The President quoted the recommendation of the Senate Executive
Committee, namely acceptance of the academic features of the proposal
for a combined programme in Science and Medicine, and a further
recommendation that Dentistry be included, but that the establishment
of administrative procedures be left to the Chairman of the Executive
Committee, Dean Gage.
Dean Gage explained the administrative problems of registration
and felt that it should be known in the first place if the student were
interested in Medicine. He suggested that this was a similar situation
to that already existing in Commerce and Law.  He explained that if the
student were attempting Medicine, that Faculty should adjudicate the
student's examination results.  Furthermore, the student would then be
entitled to other benefits open to medical students such as health
services, etc.  It would also make awards available to the student that
would not be open to him were he registered in Science.
Dean Gage suggested that if the two deans had decided that a
student could be accepted for the double-degree programme he would then
register in the First Year of Medicine, or Dentistry, as the case may
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be, and would spend his four professional years in that faculty. At
the end of the First Year the successful candidates would qualify for
the B.Sc. degree.
Dean Gage    )  That Senate approve the granting of the B.Sc.
Dean Okulitch )  degree at the end of the First Year in Medicine
or Dentistry to students who have completed
certain Honours programmes in the Third Year of
the Faculty of Science and who have been
recommended for the degree by the Departments
concerned to the Faculty of Science.
Proposals on New Courses. Changes in Courses. Changes in Regulations
Agriculture Forestry
Applied Science Graduate Studies
Architecture Home Economics
Arts Medicine
Commerce & Business Administration Nursing
Dentistry Physical Education & Recreation
Education Science
The President referred to previous recommendations of the Senate
Meeting of February 13, 1963 on the procedure for recommending new
1. That Faculties be asked to approve new courses in March and April.
2. That courses approved by the Faculties from the academic
standpoint be presented for Senate approval in May.
3. That the Deans include provision for the cost of offering new
courses in their budget estimates in September.
4. That the Board be asked to approve these estimates, including the
provision of funds for new courses.
5. That courses for which financial provision has been made be
included in the Calendar material submitted to Senate in December
for the next academic year. Wednesday, December 14, 1966.
The President explained that this meant each Faculty would have to
consider courses a year and a half before the new courses were
introduced.  It was obvious that the Faculties did not like this
arrangement and had tended to ignore the regulation. However, failure
to follow the logical sequence of new course consideration caused a
great deal of administrative difficulty in that estimates had to be
approved by the Board of Governors at a much earlier date than the new
course proposals were being made.
The Chairman also reviewed a decision of the Senate at its meeting
of December 1965. At that time the Curriculum Committee had
recommended to Senate and Senate had agreed that:
"We recommend that Senate request the Faculties to include with
their resumes of course changes, reports from their curriculum
committees setting forth the significances if any of such course
changes for the structure and development of the faculty.  Where
the changes carry no great significance, let it be so stated."
The President felt that this would have to be discussed by the
Committee of 12.  He then read the Senate Executive Committee's
"The Executive Committee recommends that the individual proposals
of the Faculties and Schools on new courses, changes in courses
and changes in regulations be accepted on condition that no
objections are raised to them by the Curriculum Committee of
Senate by January 14, 1967.  Courses questioned by the Curriculum
Committee and courses applicable to new programmes of study under
consideration by the New Programmes Committee (e.g. graduate
courses in Agricultural Engineering and in Religious Studies) be
held for the February meeting of Senate.
"Members of Senate are urged to communicate with the Curriculum
Committee in writing, via the Secretary of Senate, if they wish to
comment on any of the course proposals."
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There was some discussion as to how the matter could best be dealt
with in order to give full consideration to each proposal and yet still
do so in time for the Calendar.
It was suggested that all members of Senate should be asked to go
through the material and draw to the attention of the Curriculum
Committee any matters about which they were concerned.
Dean Gage )      That the Senate Executive Committee's
Dr. Hall )      recommendations be accepted, with provision for
the holding over to the next Senate meeting of
any proposals challenged by any member of
Senate, and that members of Senate make their
comments to the Curriculum Committee through the
Registrar by 21st December.
The President suggested that each Faculty that had not already
done so, provide the Curriculum Committee with an explanation of the
changes proposed in that Faculty.
Dr. Jacobs pointed out that the Executive Committee had agreed
that Deans of Faculties should be invited to attend Curriculum
Committee meetings in order to give clarification on proposals where
Report of the Librarian 1965-66
Dean Cowan, Chairman of the Senate's Library Committee, reviewed
the report. He explained that a great deal of effort had been required
to intelligently spend the amount of money given by Mr. MacMillan.  He
said that the Library policy of adding highly qualified bibliographers
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to the staff had proved extremely satisfactory. He referred to Page 4
of the report where there was, he felt, a very modest report of a
significant item in the year's history, namely a review by George S.
Bonn on the science content of the Library, which proved that the
Library held over 80% of the essential scientific reference books.  In
respect of periodical literature it ranked among the top three
collections in Canada in most categories.
He also mentioned the collective planning going on between the
three universities, and stated that because of this there would be a
very large collection of books available.
He explained that with the introduction of a two year programme it
would be easy to determine which books were not circulating from year
to year so that those books could be transferred from the quick service
Dean Cowan )     That the Senate accept the report and congratulate
Dr. Clark )     the Library staff on the work they had fulfilled
for the year.
Mr. Stuart-Stubbs reported that in spite of progress being made
by the Library in acquisitions, there were noticeable deficiencies in
the services to Faculty and students. There had been frequent
complaints that books were not available when required and that an
inordinate length of time was being taken to catalogue books. A
further complaint was that the seating capacity in the Library was
inadequate to meet demands.  It was obvious that there was still a
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real need for improvements to meet the needs of a university with such
a large number of students.
Dr. Gibson asked that Mr. Stuart-Stubbs report on developments
since August.  The reply mentioned the gift of the Colbeck Collection
and a research grant from the Donner Canadian Foundation.  The new
Student-Library Committee had distributed a questionnaire on libraries
which would serve as the basis of a "consumer" report that would be
presented to Senate in due course.
Proposal of the School of Rehabilitation Medicine concerning Colours in
the Hood for the B.S.R. Degree
Dean Gage )  That the colours for the hood of Graduating
Dr. Clark )  Students from the School of Rehabilitation Medicine
be Royal Blue (of the Faculty of Medicine) twisted
cord of scarlet and white.
Other Business
University Government
Dr. Stewart reported that he had just returned from Ontario where
he had attended a meeting, mostly of students, called to discuss
University Government.  He felt we should realize that we would soon be
faced with the request for student membership in Senate and on most of
the Senate Committees.  Student membership in Senate he thought would
not be possible without changes in the Universities Act, but students
might nevertheless be appointed to Senate Committees. He suggested
that a discussion to determine Senate's view on this question should be
put on the Agenda for an early meeting of Senate.
The President pointed out that the Senate did have the prerogative
of adding members to Senate without altering the Act.
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Honorary Degrees
Dr. Zbarsky expressed his view that the manner in which Senate was
asked to approve nominations for Honorary Degrees should be
reconsidered. He suggested that full biographical information on
candidates should be circulated to Senate members before the meeting in
which the decisions were to be taken.
University Library
Dr. Gibson expressed his feeling that Senate should request that
the Library be given a high priority in the building programme.
Dr. McDowell)  That Senate strongly recommend to the Board of
Dr. Gibson )  Governors that improvement of library facilities be
given a high priority in the building programme,
together with improvement of salaries and working
conditions of personnel.
The President explained that the Board's policy, if it should
continue, was to give the library a high priority in terms of operating
costs and that there was a substantial increase in this budget of
$200,000 to $250,000 each year.
There was no further business.
The meeting adjourned at 10.15 p.m.
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The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 1967, at
8.00 p.m.
Confirmee ,
^~~-^^d  Secretary Wednesday, December 14, 1966.
Following is a statement of Senate policy as amended at the last
meeting of Senate.
Athletes at the University of B.C. who have met academic and other
qualifications have always received their share of scholarships and
bursaries open to the student body at large.
The continuing Senate policy, however, does not permit the
establishment under University auspices of "athletic scholarships,"
designed for the primary purpose of recruiting selected players for
On the other hand, present Senate regulations do make it possible
for donors to establish awards, such as scholarships and bursaries,
which are open in competition to students who have combined merit and
participation in a branch or branches of athletics with sound academic
standing.  These awards, when established under terms acceptable to
Senate, are administered by the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries.
In determining the athletic qualifications of candidates, this
committee is assisted by members of faculty who serve on the Men's
Athletic Committee, the Women's Athletic Committee, and in the School
of Physical Education.
To be eligible a candidate must have at least the same academic
standing required for existing scholarships or bursaries.
The first responsibility of the winner of any award established by
Senate is to his academic studies. The winner is not required, as a
condition of award, to continue to participate in athletics.  If, at
any time, the holder of an award fails to maintain satisfactory
academic standards he may forfeit the balance of his award.
If he does participate and finds it necessary, however, to curtail
his extra curricular or athletic activities in order to maintain these
standards, he is not required during the remainder of the session to
relinquish any part of it.
These awards are intended for students whose secondary schooling
was taken in British Columbia, and others who have chosen to attend the
University of B.C because of its academic programmes. Wednesday, December 14, 1966.
Summary of New Awards and Changes
in Awards Recommended to Senate
The Don Carpenter I.E.E.E. Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by a bequest from Clara Laverne Carpenter
to honour her husband, Don Carpenter, and to mark his connection with
the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, especially as
one of the original members of the old I.R.E. group in Vancouver.  One
or two awards to the total of $1,000 will be available annually to
students in Electrical Engineering who have good academic standing and
propose to specialize in electronics.
The C.U.& C Health Services Society Scholarship in Medicine
A scholarship of $500, gift of the C.U.& C. Health Services Society, is
offered annually to students entering First Year Faculty of Medicine
and proceeding to the degree of M.D.  It is open to students who have
sound academic standing and need for financial assistance.  Selection
of the winner will be made by the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships, and Bursaries in consultation with the Dean of Medicine.
The C.U.& C Health Services Society Scholarship in Dentistry
A scholarship of $500, gift of the C.U.& C. Health Services Society, is
offered to students entering the Final Year in the Faculty of Dentistry
and proceeding to the degree of D.M.D.  It is open to students who have
sound academic standing and need for financial assistance.  Selection
of the winner will be made by the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships, and Bursaries in consultation with the Dean of Dentistry.
The Mary Jane Murrin Bursaries
A bequest from the late Mary Jane Murrin provides bursaries for women
students who have good academic standing and who, without financial
assistance, are unable to continue their University education.
Recipients are selected by the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries.
Pre-Dental Bursary
A bursary of $50, gift of an anonymous donor, is offered annually to
students in pre-dentistry.  The award will be made to a student with
satisfactory academic standing who has need for financial assistance.
If no candidate in this category is eligible, the award will be made
to a needy student in another field. Wednesday, December 14, 1966.
The Harold Puxton Memorial Scholarship
(Society of Automotive Engineers. B.C. Section)
This scholarship is offered by the Society of Automotive Engineers,
British Columbia Section, in memory of the late Harold Puxton.  It will
be awarded to a student who is an active member of the student branch
of the Society on the campus.  Candidates will be considered on the
basis of academic standing, interest and ability in the field of
automotives, and financial need. The award will be made at the close
of the session on the recommendation of Departments concerned.
The Sapperton Fish and Game Club Bursary
This bursary of approximately $100, the gift of Sapperton Fish and Game
Club, is offered to students entering the final two years of the
undergraduate course in Wildlife Biology, or to a graduate student in
this field.  It will be awarded on the recommendation of the Department
to a student with good academic standing who is in need of financial
assistance.  The selected student must be proceeding to studies in the
field of Wild Game Biology.


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