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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1937-02-17

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Wednesday,   February  17th,   1937
The   third  regular  meeting   of   the   Senate   of   The
University  of  British  Columbia  for   the   session  1936-57
waa held on Wednesday, February 17th, 1957, at 8:00 p.m.,
in the Board and Senate Room.
Present: President L. S. Klinck (in the Chair), l*an
J. N. Finlayson, Dean D. Buchanan, Dr. Blythe Eagles,
Dr. D. G. Laird, Dr. M. Y. Williams, Mr. A. H. Fjjnlay,
Mr. H. F. Angus, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale, Mr. A. R. Lord,
Mr. V. L. Denton, Dr. J. Roy Sanderson, Mr. H. T. Logan,
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, Miss M. L. Bollert, Mr. A. E. Lord,
Miss A. B. Jamieson, Mr. John C. Oliver, Dr. Evlyn F.
Farris, The Most Rev. A. U. de Pencier, Mr. Sydney
Anderson and Mr. 0. J. Thomas.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from Dean Clement, Mr. Dilworth,
Mr, J. N. Harvey, Major Holmes, Mr. Lett and Judge Howay,.
and Mr. Boving.
Mr. A. E. Lord)
Mr. Oliver    ) That the minutes of the second
regular meeting of December 16th,
1956, and of the special meeting
of December 50th, 1956, be taken
as read, and adopted.
The attention of Senate was called to Dr. P. M.
Barr's report on "Instruction in Forestry in The University of British Columbia".  Copies of this report had
been mailed to members of Senate , and notice was given
that the matter would be considered at a subsequent
The President asked if Senate would be agreeable to
having copies of the report sent to those members of the
A 552.
y Wednesday, February 17th, 1957
^)        industry who had assisted Dr. Barr so generously in his
i Archbishop de Pencier)
Dean Finlayson      ) That copies of the report
be sent as suggested.
From the Board of Governors
^ Special scholarship for Mr. A. E. Henderson,
Summer Session student, -  Approved.
From the Faculties
Terms of award of Junior Matriculation Scholarships
> In regard to the terms of award of Junior Matriculation Scholarships, which had been referred by Senate
to the Faculties, resolutions were presented by Mr. Angus
of the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes and Scholarships
* and were dealt with as follows:
(a) That the University approach the Department of
-^k Education with a view to arriving at some method
of ascertaining the intention of Junior Matriculation candidates in the event of their being
awarded scholarships, such information to be
*' available when the first award of scholarships
is made.
Mr. Angus   )
Dr. Williams) That clause "a" be adopted.
(b) the case of winners of Junior Matri-
- culation Scholarships provision should be made
1. Scholarship winners coming to the University for the first time should receive
travelling expenses - i.e. cost of one
} return fare to and from their homes;
2. If this is not practicable that winners
/                         from Districts 2, 5, 6 and 7 should
receive such help as indicated above;
> 5.  If neither of these plans is feasible the
g^. amount of the Scholarship in Districts 2, 553.
Wednesday, February 17th, 1937
5, 6 and 7 be increased by an amount
of (say) $25.00.
It is understood that these students would
be eligible pari passu with other scholarship winners for any bursaries or special
loans that might be offered at the University.
Mr. Angus   )
Dr. Williams) That this resolution be adopted.
Mr. Angus   )
Dr. Williams) That the report as a whole be
From the Faculty of Applied Science
Changes in Second Year Course
Dean Finlayson presented recommendations from the
Faculty of Applied Science:
1.  That the requirements for admission to the Second
Year of Applied Science be raised to 60% in each
of Physics and Chemistry, with an average of 60$
in Mathematics, with not less than 50$ in each of
the Mathematics subjects,- the admission requirements in other subjects to remain as at present,
and that this regulation be included in the
forthcoming calendar to go into effect in
September, 1938.
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Finlay    ) That this resolution be adopted.
A general discussion followed, and it was suggested
that data, extending over the last two or three years, be
compiled to show how many students would have been admitted under the present regulations with 50$ in English
and in Latin, French or German, and how many would have
been admitted if 60$ all around had been required. 534.
Wednesday, February 17th, 1937
Dean Finlayson, with the consent of his seconder,
withdrew the motion.  The matter was laid on the table
until the next meeting, with the understanding that the
information requested would be supplied.
2. (a) That Biology 1(a) be dropped from the Second
Year of Applied Science, but that students
intending to enter the Faculty of Applied
Science be recommended to take this subject
as an extra option either in the First Year
at the University or in Senior Matriculation.
(b) That Biology 1(a) be made a compulsory
subject for those taking the double course
in Arts and Science and Engineering.
3. That a new course, of an introductory nature, of
not more than 1 hour per week, be added to the
Second Year of Applied Science.  It is the
earnest hope of the Committee that the Dean will
find it possible to give this course.
Resolutions 2 and 3 were laid on the table until the
next meeting.
From the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes and Scholarships
Offer of Scholarship by the Native Daughters of Canada
The Committee recommended that this scholarship be
accepted and that the calendar statement be as follows:
The Native Daughters of Canada Scholarship
A scholarship of $50.00 is given by the Native
Daughters of Canada to a Canadian-born graduate
student for research work in the early history of
British Columbia, such work to be carried on in
the provincial Archives in Victoria, B. C. The
award will be made on the recommendation of the
Head of the Department of History.
Mr. Angus   )
Dr. Williams) That the offer of a scholarship by
the Native Daughters of Canada be
accepted. Carried 555.
Wednesday, February 17th, 1937
Speaker for Spring Congregation
Dr. Sedgewick    )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That the matter of the
selection of a speaker for the
Spring Congregation be left in
the hands of the Chair.
A report of the Committee on Music in reference to
the requirements for Junior Matriculation in Music,
supplementary to the report previously adopted by
Senate, was presented by Dr. Sedgewick.
Amended Schedule.  Matriculations Piano and Violin.
Practical   Candidates may choose any one of the
following Examinations:
Toronto Conservatory.    Intermediate (Grade IX)
McGill Conservatorium.   Senior
Trinity. Senior
Associated Boards.
Advanced (VII)
Dept.of Education, B.C.  Grade IV
Candidates may choose any one of the
following Examinations:
Toronto Conservatory.    Theory II
McGill Conservatorium.   Intermediate #
Associated Boards.
Theory V.  Advanced
Intermediate Div.
Grade IV (Rudiments)
Dept.of Education, B.C.  Grade IV
# or "Advanced Junior"
Dr. Sedgewick    )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That these changes as outlined be approved.
Reports of Committees
On Calendar - Matriculation Requirements for 1938
Mr. Angus presented a report in regard to Matriculation Requirements for 1938.  This included the 556.
Wednesday, February 17th, 1937
changes in options for junior Matriculation made by
Faculty and Senate, May, 1936, several changes in textbooks, a statement of the requirements in Music, a redrafting of the courses in Junior Matriculation Biology,
Junior Matriculation High School Technical subjects and
Senior Matriculation Economic History, and the dropping
of the optional courses in Homeric Greek (Junior and
Mr.   Angus )
Dean Buchanan)   That   the  Matriculation  Requirements   for   1938  be   approved.
It was agreed that a notice be placed in the Matriculation Requirements to the effect that in all probability the standing required for admission to Second
Year Applied Science would be raised for students
A entering in 1938 and subsequent years.
On Date when work of Candidates for Degrees must
be completed
Dr. Williams presented a recommendation of the
Committee as follows:
That the latest date for receiving
graduating essays and Master's theses in the
Spring Term be fixed as the last day of
* lectures; and that the corresponding date for
the Autumn Congregation be October 1st.  It
v is further recommended that these dates be
suitably indicated in the Calendar.
{ Dr. Williams)
Dr. Laird   ) That this recommendation be adopted,
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Wednesday, February 17th, 1937
A letter was received from the Superintendent of
Education together with a copy of a resolution submitted
by the Provincial Parent Teachers' Federation requesting
that instruction in home, school and community cooperation
be included in the curricula of the Normal School and the
Educational Class of The University of British Columbia.
Dr. Sedgewick        )
Archbishop de Pencier) That the matter of a
reply be left to the Chair.
A communication was received from the British
Columbia Secondary Teachers* Association requesting the
University to review the possibility of making arrangements whereby students winning Junior Matriculation
scholarships could have the award held over for one year
to enable them to take Senior Matriculation.
Mr. A. R. Lord)
Dr. Sanderson ) That this communication be
referred to the Faculties.
Mr. Thomas presented a request of the Guidance
Committee of the Senior High Schools that a course in
Guidance be included in the Summer Session of 1937.
Mr. Thomas   )
Dr. Sanderson) That Senate approve the offering
of a course in Guidance, providing the attendance warrants it.
Mr. A. R. Lord)
Mr. Denton    ) That Senate give their full en-
dorsation to the request for a
course in Guidance, that the
matter be left in the hands of a
Committee consisting of the
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idnesday, February 17th, 1937
Director of the Summer Session, the
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and
Science and the Chairman, and that
the Committee use their best
efforts to secure the course this
Mr. Denton submitted a resolution, with a statement
of considerations, recommending that the fall and spring
terms at the University be lengthened.
Mr. Denton    )
Mr. A. E. Lord) That the material contained in
the document be referred to the
Faculties; and that subsequently,
a committee of Senate be appointed
by the Chair to consider the
report of the Faculties and to
report back to Senate.
A letter was received from the Secretary of His
Excellency the Governor-General, stating that there was
no likelihood of His Excellency being in Vancouver on
May 6th to receive a degree from The University of
British Columbia.
The meeting adjourned.
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