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Wednesday, February 16, 1966   3606
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of the University
of British Columbia for the Session 1965-66 was held on Wednesday,
February 16, 1966, at 8:00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room,
Administration Building.
Present:  President John B. Macdonald (Chairman), Dr. K. F.
Argue, Dean W. M. Armstrong, Mr. R.M. Bibbs, Mr. C.B. Bourne, Mr. F.K.
Bowers, Mr. W.T. Brown, Mr. F.L. Burnham, Dr. J.D. Chapman, Dean G.F.
Curtis, Dean B.A. Eagles, Dr. J.F.K. English, Dr. S.M. Friedman,
Dean W.H. Gage, Dean J.A.F. Gardner, Dr. W.C. Gibson, Dr. J.E. Halliday,
Dean D.M. Healy, Mr. W.E. Ireland, Dr. J.A. Jacobs, Dr. J.E.A. Kania,
Mr. J.S. Keate, Dr. H.L. Keenleyside, The Rev. E.C. Lebel, Dean J.F.
McCreary, Dr. M.F. McGregor, Mrs. H.J. MacKay, Dr. K.C. Mann, Dr. W.H.
Mathews, Dean A.W. Matthews, Mr. D.F. Miller, Dr. D.C. Murdoch,
The Hon. Mr. Justice N.T. Nemetz, Mr. E.P. Nicol, Dean V.J. Okulitch,
Dr. M.A. Ormsby, Dr. G.J. Parfitt, Dr. A.J. Renney, Dr. B. Savery,
Dr. A.D. Scott, Dr. C.E. Smith, Dr. R.F. Sharp, Dr. D.V. Smiley,
Dr. Ross Stewart, The Rev. W.S. Taylor, Mr. F.E. Walden, Dr. H.V. Warren,
Mr. A.A. Webster.
Visitors:  Dr. J.K. Friesen, Mr. G. Selman, Mr. R. Daly,
Mr. J. Banham.
Messages of regret for absence were received from Chancellor
Phyllis G. Ross, Mrs. H.F. Angus, The Rev. J. Blewett, Mr. K.P. Caple,
Mr. H. Elder, Dr. J.G. Foulks, Mr. C.C. Gourlay, Dr. H.B. Hawthorn, Wednesday, February 16, 1966   3607
Dr. F.H. Johnson, Dean S.W. Leung, Mrs. H. McCrae, The Rev. C.W.
Nicholls, Dr. J.M. Norris, Dr. W. Robbins, The Hon. J. Sinclair,
Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Dr. T.M.C Taylor, Dr. F. Turnbull, The Hon. Mr.
Justice David R. Verchere, Dr. R.W. Wellwood, Mr. P.H. White.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Mr. Miller)
Dean Gage ) That the minutes of the third regular meeting of
Senate for the Session 1965-66, held on December
20, 1965, having been circulated, be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried.
Matters Arising
Report of the New Programmes Committee
Proposed Diploma Course in Surveying
At its meeting on December 20, 1965, Senate had referred the
proposal by the Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of
Applied Science to establish a Diploma Course in Surveying to the New
Programmes Committee.  Details of the proposed Course had been
circulated in advance to Senate.  At the invitation of the Chairman,
Dr. D.C. Murdoch, Chairman of the New Programmes Committee, presented
the Committee's report.
It was noted that a shortage of University educated surveyors
existed in Canada, and it was anticipated that the need for a Diploma
Course in Surveying would last for about ten years.  The New Programmes
Committee had studied the proposed Diploma and recommended its approval. ^ Wednesday, February 16, 1966  3608
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Dr. Murdoch )
Dean Okulitch) That the proposed Diploma Course in Surveying
be approved.
Carried.
Proposed Diploma in Counselling
for Vocational Development
At its meeting on December 20, 1965, Senate had referred the
proposal by the Faculty of Education to establish a diploma programme
in Counselling for Vocational Development to the New Programmes Committee.
Details of the proposed diploma programme had been circulated in advance
to Senate.
At the invitation of the Chairman, Dr. D. C. Murdoch, Chairman
of the New Programmes Committee, presented the Committee's report.
The New Programmes Committee had discussed the proposed
Diploma in Counselling for Vocational Development at great length and
had also had discussions with the Dean of the Faculty of Education and
members of his staff.  Since it was clear that many Faculties and
Departments would be interested in a Counselling Programme, the New
Programmes Committee recommended that an Advisory Committee be set up
to secure interdisciplinary participation in the programme.  The
proposed Committee would be made up of representatives from the
departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Sociology, the School of Social
Work and the faculties of Commerce & Business Administration and
Graduate Studies to act with representatives of the Faculty of Education,
under whose management the programme was to operate.
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Dr. Smith, representing Dean Scarfe of the Faculty of
Education, said that the Federal Government wanted trained Counsellors
for the National Employment Service and that the cost would be borne by
Government grants.
On successful completion of the programme, the Diploma would
be presented jointly by the Faculty of Education and the Extension
Department.
Dr. Murdoch)
Dr. English) That the proposed Diploma in Counselling for
Vocational Development be approved.
Carried.
Curriculum - Chemical Engineering
Proposal to drop English 250
At its meeting on December 20, 1965, Senate approved all new
courses and course changes submitted by the Faculty of Applied Science
with the exception of the recommendation that English 250 be dropped
from the curriculum of the Department of Chemical Engineering.  The
matter was referred back to the Faculty of Applied Science for further
study and report.
Dean Armstrong, Faculty of Applied Science, drew the attention
of Senate to a comparison of written English programmes in the Engineering
departments, from which it was noted that students in the Department of
Chemical Engineering were taking a total of ten units in English and
Essay courses, whereas most other departments were taking only six to
eight units. Wednesday, February 16, 1966  3610
The Senate Executive Committee supported the recommendation
of the Faculty of Applied Science that English 250 be dropped from the
curriculum of the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Dean Armstrong)
Dean Okulitch ) That English 250 be dropped from the
curriculum of the Department of Chemical
Engineering.
Carried.
Approval by the Board of Governors
of Senate Recommendations
The Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia
had approved the following Senate recommendations:
(1) Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Mineral Engineering
(2) Master of Arts Degree in Creative Writing
(3) Master of Arts Degree in Creative Writing-Theatre
(inter-departmental)
(4) Discontinuance of the Bachelor of Social Work Degree
(5) Diploma Programme in Adult Education
(6) New major programme in the Faculty of Arts
(7) Plan for inter-university co-operation at the graduate level
among public universities of British Columbia
(8) New courses and changes in courses, curricula changes
The notification was received for information.
Recommendations of the Faculties
Faculty of Arts - Change in regulations
Supplemental Examinations
At the invitation of the Chairman, Dr. Healy, Dean of the
Faculty of Arts, commented on the regulations concerning supplemental
examinations.  A student who had passed three courses (9 units) in a
winter session might qualify for one supplemental examination.  The Wednesday, February 16, 1966 3611
Faculty recommended a change in the regulations whereby the number of
units which a student must pass in a winter session, in order to be
eligible for a supplemental examination, be raised from nine to twelve.
The recommendation was supported by the Senate Executive Committee.
Dean Healy )
Dr. McGregor) That the change in regulations for supplemental
examinations, as recommended by the Faculty of
Arts, be approved.
Carried.
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
List No. 6 of awards for the Session 1965-66 was circulated
at the meeting.
Dean Gage, Inter-Faculty and Student Affairs, and Chairman
of the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries,
drew the attention of Senate to the Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship.
An annual scholarship of $1,500 had been endowed by alumni, faculty and
staff, students, colleagues and friends, subject to the approval of the
Senate and Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia, to
honour the memory of the late Chief Justice Sherwood Lett.
The Senate Executive Committee recommended approval of the
following new awards and changes in awards, subject to the approval of
the Board of Governors where necessary:
Quote  (Appendix I)  (see pages 3616) Wednesday, February 16, 1966 3612
Dean Gage)
Mr. Keate) That prizes, scholarships and fellowships be awarded
as recommended on List No. 6;  that the new awards be
accepted and the changes in awards be approved,
subject to the approval of the Board of Governors
where necessary, and that letters of thanks be sent
to the donors of new awards.
Carried.
Committee on Professors Emeriti
Dr. Argue, Chairman of the Committee on Professors Emeriti,
presented the Committee's recommendations for the granting of emeritus
status as follows:
Miss Charlotte S. Black, Professor Emerita of Home Economics
Dr. J. At Crumb, Professor Emeritus of Economics
Dr. J. A. Harris, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Miss Ruth Morrison, Professor Emerita of Nursing
Dr. Mable L. H. Mackenzie, Associate Professor Emerita of English
Mr. S. E. Read, Professor Emeritus of English
Dr. G. B. Riddehough, Professor Emeritus of Classics
Dr. Dorothy Somerset, Associate Professor Emerita of Theatre
Dr. Argue )
Dr. Renney) That emeritus status be granted as recommended.
Carried.
Committee on Honorary Degrees
The notification that Miss Gabrielle Roy and Mr. Walter E.
Disney had declined the invitations of the University of British
Columbia to receive Honorary Degrees at the Spring Congregation, 1966,
was received for information.  The other six candidates approved by
Senate had accepted.
Report - Discriminatory Practices
in Fraternities
At its meeting in February, 1962, the Senate of the University Wednesday, February 16, 1966 3613
of British Columbia established the following policy in respect to
Fraternities:
"The University recognizes the right of any group whose
primary purpose is social, such as men's and women's fraternities,
to choose its membership from among people who are personally
compatible.  The University, on the other hand, regards it as
unworthy of the long traditions of University membership to select
or reject persons for or from membership in a social group on
other than the basis of their individual personal qualities.
Specifically, the University regards exclusion of persons from
membership in men's and women's fraternities for reasons of racial
origin as incompatible with the traditions of the University, and
regards limitation of membership to adherents of a specific
religious faith to be acceptable only where adherence to such
faith is a bona fide tenet of the organization."
At the same time, the Senate Committee was requested to keep
the matter of discriminatory practices under review.
In February, 1965, Dr. W. H. Gage, Dean of Inter-Faculty and
Student Affairs, wrote to five fraternities on the campus who appeared
to be unable to comply with the requirements of Senate policy.
Resulting correspondence had indicated that the National Constitutions
of three of the five fraternities permitted them to operate within
Senate policy.  The National Constitution of another fraternity had
been amended to remove any restriction pertaining to race.  The local
chapter of the fifth fraternity indicated in June, 1965, that it was
seeking a "waiver" to permit it to accept Senate policy.
Dean Gage said that, in some instances, a year's notice had
to be given for any contemplated changes to National Constitutions.
After consultation with the Faculty Representative on the Inter-Faculty Wednesday, February 16, 1966    3614
Council, Dean Gage had put forward the following recommendations, which
were supported by the Senate Executive Committee:
(a) that each fraternity and sorority associated with the
University of British Columbia be informed officially
of the Senate policy;
(b) that each fraternity and sorority associated with the
University be informed that Senate policy will be fully
enforced as from September 1, 1967.
Dean Gage )
Dr. English) That the recommendations of the Report on
Discriminatory Practices in Fraternities be
approved.
Carried.
Health Centre for Children
The appointment of Mrs. H. F. Angus as the representative of
Senate to the Board of Directors of the Health Centre for Children was
due to expire in March, 1966.  The Senate Executive Committee
recommended her re-appointment for a further term, April, 1966 to
March, 1967.
Dean McCreary)
Dean Gage   ) That Mrs. H. F. Angus be re-appointed the
representative of Senate to the Board of
Directors of the Health Centre for Children
for the year 1966-67.
Carried.
Correspondence
It was noted that a letter had been received from the Minister
of Education indicating that the vacancy on Senate created by the
resignation of Major Holmes would be placed before the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council for consideration. Wednesday, February 16, 1966 3615
Other Business
Verdict and Recommendation of
Coroner's Jury
Members of Senate were concerned at the accident which had
occurred, resulting in the death of two students.  The verdict of the
Coroner's jury had been forwarded to President John B. Macdonald with
the recommendation that the Inter-Fraternity Council adopt a continuing
policy of close supervision of all Fraternity functions, particularly
those where alcoholic beverages were served, in collaboration with
appropriate University and police officials.
In discussion, Dean Gage said that although the University
had no jurisdiction off campus, it had to take responsibility for the
conduct of its students.  The matter would be discussed by the Inter-
Fraternity Council.
The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
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v.     ytlecretary Wednesday, February 16, 1966 3616
APPENDIX I (see page 3611)
New Awards and Changes in Awards
Robert Lee Prize
A prize of $100, the gift of Mr. Robert Lee, B.Com. (Brit. Col.), will
be awarded for the best graduating essay or master's thesis in the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration in the field of Estate
Management.
The Joseph A. Crumb Book Prize
A book prize, established by the students and friends of Professor
Joseph A. Crumb, will be awarded annually to the student who obtains
the highest standing in the undergraduate course in money and banking
(Economics 308).
American College of Dentists Scholarship
This scholarship, gift of the American College of Dentists (Washington-
British Columbia Section), is offered to students completing the Second
Year of Dentistry.  It will be awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry, in
consultation with the Scholarship Committee of the University, on the
basis of character and academic record during the first two years of
Dentistry.
Ted Johnson Scholarship in Forestry
In memory of Edward (Ted) William Johnson, who lost his life in
September 1964, prior to continuing his studies in Fourth Year
Forestry, his classmates and friends have established a scholarship.
This scholarship, in the amount of $50, will be awarded to the student
in the Wildlife Option in Forestry who obtains the highest average and
is entering the Fourth Year of Forestry.
Western Vinegars Centennial Scholarship (donated by Cerebos
(Canada) Limited)
This scholarship of $1,000 is offered annually in competition to undergraduates who have completed the first two years of the course leading
to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and are continuing
in the Third Year of the programme in this Faculty.  It is open to
students who, after graduation, propose to engage in careers related to
production agriculture.  In selecting the winner, the Faculty of
Agriculture will consider the candidates' academic standing, interest
in a career in agriculture, character, and qualities of citizenship. Wednesday, February 16, 1966 3617
The Dr. Lachlan Neil MacKechnie Memorial Entrance Scholarship
As a memorial to Dr. L. N. MacKechnie (1863-1926), a modest, highly
esteemed and self-effacing man, who first practised his profession
in Victoria and Vancouver as early as 1893, and as a tribute to his
devotion in public and private life, a scholarship has been
established by his widow, Mrs. L. N. MacKechnie, and family.  This
award in the amount of $500 is offered annually to students entering
First Year Medicine, University of British Columbia, with consideration
not only of academic standing, but also of character, financial
circumstances and the promise of success in a medical career.
The Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship
To honour the memory of the late Chief Justice Sherwood Lett, C.B.E.,
D.S.O., M.C, E.D., Q.C., B.A., LL.D., an annual scholarship, at
present in the amount of $1,500, has been endowed by alumni, faculty
and staff, students, colleagues and friends.  Open to students, both
men and women, in attendance at this University, this scholarship pays
tribute to an outstanding graduate who rendered distinguished service
to the University, to his profession and, both in war and peace, to
his country.  It will be awarded annually to the candidate who most
fully displays the all round qualities exemplified by the late Sherwood
Lett.  The selection will be made by a special committee from candidates
nominated by faculties and designated student organizations.  In
assessing the merits of candidates, this committee will be concerned
with qualifications such as those for which Sherwood Lett was
distinguished - high scholastic and literary attainments, physical
vigour (through active interest in sports), moral force of character,
and ability to serve, work with, and lead others.  Full details are
given in a brochure which may be obtained from the Dean of Inter-Faculty
and Student Affairs.
MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River Limited Scholarship for
Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
One scholarship of $500, the gift of MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell
River Limited, is offered to students who will be entering the fields
of Mechanical or Chemical Engineering the following session.  Awards
will be made on the basis of academic standing, personal qualities and
interest in the field.  Students who wish to be considered for these
scholarships should apply to the Dean of Inter-Faculty and Student
Affairs by March 15th.
A Wednesday, February 16, 1966 3618
MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River Limited Special
Scholarships for Dependents of Employees
Ten scholarships of $500 each, offered by MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell
River Limited, are available annually to sons and daughters (or legal
dependents) of employees of the Company serving in any MacMillan, Bloedel
and Powell River Limited Division in North America.  Because the majority
of employees work in British Columbia, it is expected that most will be
awarded in B.C.  However, the diversity of the Company's sales operations
will make it possible for awards to be made in other Provinces and in the
United States.  These scholarships are open to students beginning their
studies at the University of British Columbia or affiliated Theological
Colleges on the campus, the University of Victoria, or Simon Fraser
University.  Awards will be made on the basis of academic ability and
potential leadership as indicated by grade achievements in Grade XI and
XII and participation in school activities.  Further information may be
obtained from the Personnel Supervisor at the Division at which the parent
is employed.
MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River Limited Bursaries to
Inter-Term (or Vacation Relief) Employees
MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River Limited offers annually a number of
bursaries to part-time employees who will be returning for further study
at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Simon
Fraser University or the British Columbia Institute of Technology.  The
total amount of such bursaries shall not exceed $2,500 in any one year.
Amounts of individual awards are not fixed.  Selection of recipients
will be determined by the student's interest in the forest industry, his
success during part-time employment, and his financial need.  Further
details may be obtained by the student from the Personnel Supervisor at
the Division where he is employed.
The Robert D. Sheret Memorial Bursary
To honour the memory of Robert D. Sheret, and to pay tribute to the
respect and affection in which he was held by those with whom he was
personally and professionally associated, his friends, colleagues, and
members of the dental profession have established a fund.  From this
fund a bursary of $100 will be awarded annually to a student in Dentistry
who has good academic standing and needs financial assistance.
* Wednesday, February 16, 1966 3619
The Tobias Tellefsen Bursary in Philosophy
This bursary in the amount of approximately $250 has been endowed and
established to honour the memory of Tobias Tellefsen by the Western
Star Lodge #10, Independent Order of Oddfellows.  It serves to mark
his 52 years as Secretary of the Lodge and to indicate the high regard
of his fellow members for his fine personal qualities and deep devotion
to his duties.  This bursary will be awarded to a student who has
completed at least one year at the University, who has good academic
standing and needs financial assistance, and who is specializing in
Philosophy at the University of British Columbia.  Other factors being
equal, preference will be given to the son or daughter of a member of
an Oddfellows Lodge in British Columbia.
The Kenneth George VanSacker Bursary
This bursary in the amount of $100 was established by his wife as a
memorial to Kenneth George VanSacker, who graduated from the University
of British Columbia in 1957 with the degree of B.A.Sc. in Electrical
Engineering.  It will be awarded to an undergraduate with good academic
standing who is proceeding to a degree in this field and who has need
for financial assistance.
The J. Roddy Pegg Memorial Bursary
A bursary of $50, established as a memorial to the late James Rodney
Pegg by his family and many friends, will be available annually to a
student of Commerce.  The award will be made to a student with
satisfactory academic record who shows sufficient interest in student
activities and athletics and who, without financial assistance, would
be unable to continue his studies.
The Gulf and Fraser Fishermen's Credit Union Bursary
This bursary of $350 is offered by the Gulf and Fraser Fishermen's
Credit Union to students beginning or continuing studies at the
University of British Columbia in a full programme of studies leading
to an undergraduate degree in any field.  To be eligible, an applicant
must be an active member of the Credit Union, or a son or daughter of
an active member of the Credit Union.  It will be awarded by the
University, in consultation with the Credit Union, to the applicant who,
in terms of financial need and academic standing, is the most deserving
of assistance.  Candidates must apply by completing the University
Bursary form.  This form, which may be obtained from the Dean of Inter-
Faculty and Student Affairs, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 8,
B.C., must be submitted to the University not later than July 15th. Wednesday, February 16, 1966 3620
Changes in Awards
Vancouver Women's Transportation Club Bursary - increased in value
from $50 to $100.
The M.S.A. Medical Entrance Scholarships - increased in value from
$600 a year for two years to $750 a year for two years.
The Brissenden Bursary and Scholarship - increased in value from $300
to $350 annually.
Dr. MacKenzie American Alumni Scholarships and Bursaries - increased
from four of $250 each to six of $300 each.
Friends of Chamber Music Scholarship - increased in value from $50 to
$100.
Mary Stewart Maclnnes Memorial Scholarship - increased in value from
$250 to $300 annually.
William Eugene Maclnnes Memorial Scholarship - increased in value from
$250 to $300 annually.
Princess Betty Chapter, I.O.D.E. Bursary - increased in value from $125
to $150 annually.
Westminster County Real Estate Board Scholarship - increased in value
from $250 to $500.
Westminster Medical Association Bursary - increased in value from $400
to $500 annually.
West Vancouver Teachers' Association Scholarship - increased in value
from $200 to $300.
Social Work Prize - increased in value from $50 to $100.
Prince George Forestry Scholarship - increased in value from $150 to
$200 annually.
Joseph David Hall Memorial Scholarship - capital fund increased by
donation of $1,000, resulting in an increase in value from $300 to $400
annually.
Retail Food and Drug Clerks Union, Local 1518, Scholarships - increased
from two scholarships of $350 each to three scholarships of $350 each. Wednesday, February 16, 1966 3621
Okanagan-Mainline Real Estate Board Scholarships - increased in value
from a total of $500 to a total of $1,000 annually.
Marion Langridge Scholarship - increased in value from $300 to $400.
Standard Oil Company of British Columbia Limited Fellowship - increased
in value from $1,100 to $1,500 annually.
MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River Limited Scholarships for Forestry -
increased in value from two of $400 each to two of $500 each annually.
To be discontinued
The MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River Limited Commerce and Engineering
Scholarship for $250.
The MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River Limited Bursaries to a total
of $200.

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