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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1980-03-19

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Wednesday,  March  19,   1980.
The Seventh regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia
for the Session 1979-80 was held on Wednesday, March 19, 1980 at 8.00 p.m. in the
Board and Senate Room.
Present: President D. T. Kenny (Chairman), Mr. N. Akiha, Dr. C. E. Armerding,
Acting Dean T. R. Bentley, Mr. W. H. Birmingham, Dr. E. V. Bohn, Dr. C. B. Bourne,
Dr. T. H. Brown, Mr. W. G. Burch, Rev. P. C Burns, Mrs. L. Daniells, Dr. J. D.
Dennison, Dr. A. J. Elder, Dean C. V. Finnegan, Mr. H. J. Franklin, Mr. P. J. V. Fryer,
Mrs. E. D. Fulton, Ms. A. Gardner, Dr. P. Gilmore, Ms. P. Gouldstone, Dr. H. J.
Greenwood, Dr. T. D.Heaver, Dr. F. R. C.Johnstone, Dr. W. M. Keenlyside, Dean W. D.
Kitts, Mr. J. Kulich, Dean P. A. Larkin, Mr. F. Lee, Dean P. A. Lusztig, Dean K. M.
Lysyk, Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Ms. C. E. McAndrew, Dr. A. J. McClean, Mr. W. A.
McKerlich, Dr. J. H. McNeill, Mr. J. F. McWilliams, Rev. J. P. Martin, Dr. J. F.
Richards, Dean B. E. Riedel, Dr. V. C. Runeckles, Dr. S. O. Russell, Mr. M. M. Ryan,
Mr. R. H. Santo, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. M. Shaw, Dr. J. G. Silver, Mr. G. P. L. Smith,
Dr. R. H. T. Smith, Dr. J. K. Stager, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Mr. G. A. Thorn, Mr. L. Valg,
Mrs. J. C. Wallace, Miss C. L. V. Warren, Mr. D. L. Watts, Dean W. A. Webber,
Dean L. M. Wedepohl, Dean R. M. Will, Dr. M. D. Willman, Dr. J. L.  Wisenthal.
Observer:   Mr. J. A. Banham
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor J. V. Clyne, Dean G. S. Beagrie, Mrs. M. F. Bishop, Dr. K. T. Brearley, Dr. J.
Dahlie, Dean J. A. F.Gardner, Dr. L. D. Jones, Mr. E. G. Kehler, Dr. C. A. McDowell,
Mr. C. Niwinski, Dr. R. A.  Nodwell, Dr. G. J. Spitler, Dr. 0. Sziklai.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Mrs. Daniells      ) That the minutes of the Sixth regular meeting of
Dr. Wisenthal     )        Senate   for   the   Session   1979-80,   having   been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried 7341.
Wednesday,  March  19,   1980.
Business arising from the Minutes
Accessibility of marked examination papers
At the previous meeting a proposed Calendar statement concerning accessibility
of marked examination papers was referred to the Faculties for consideration of its
administrative implications, with a request that the Faculties report back to Senate
at the April meeting.
In reply to a query the Registrar stated that the referral of the Calendar
statement to the Faculties would not affect the original motion.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval in principle of Senate recommendations - subject, where
applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be implemented without formal
reference to the President and the formal agreement of the President; and that the
Deans and Heads concerned with new programs be asked to indicate the space
requirements, if any, of such new programs.
(i) Change in name of the Department of Metallurgy to the Department of
Metallurgical Engineering recommended by the Faculty of Applied Science.
(ii) Course change and program change recommended by the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences.  (P.7334 & 7339)
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dr. Shaw        ) That the new awards (listed in the Appendix) be
Dean Kitts     ) accepted subject to the approval of the Board of
Governors and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Faculty of Medicine
Proposal that the Division of Medical  Microbiology be moved from the Faculty of
Science to the Faculty of Medicine
It was explained in the proposal circulated that the Division of Medical
Microbiology had a large clinical laboratory base in the Faculty of Medicine but was
administratively within the Department of Microbiology in the Faculty of Science.
This had posed some problems. Discussions had been held with the Faculty of Science
and it had been agreed that there would continue to be co-operation in research
activities and teaching.
Dean Webber       )       That  the  Division  of  Medical   Microbiology  be
Dean Finnegan    )        moved immediately into the Faculty of Medicine
and be established as a Division within the
existing Department of Pathology/Laboratory
Carried 7342.
Wednesday,  March  19,   1980.
Report of the Librarian 1978-79
The report had been circulated for information. In speaking to the report
Mr. Stuart-Stubbs, the Librarian, stated that the Library's collections had doubled
during the I970's and were now in the region of over two million volumes. The
collection of microform materials had also more than doubled and now exceeded over
two million. The use of the collections was up by 43%, partly due to the fact that the
collection was larger and more attractive to people on and off campus and in the
Province. Access to the collections had also been improved and new policies on loans
had been devised making it easier to borrow or retain books. Instruction programs had
been introduced in order to assist students and faculty who were learning how to make
better use of the library. Also in the I970's a number of new services were launched.
The Library began to offer bibliographic services based on machine—usable information;
a data library was established containing statistical information about public opinion
polls, census, and stock market transactions etc. The Sedgewick Library and the new
Library were opened in the 1970's and the Woodward Library was expanded. Inflation
had seriously affected the book budget but with the support of the Universities Council
the collections devlopment program had been saved from disaster.
Referring to the 1980's the Librarian stated that he could visualize a library larger
and much more complex in terms of collections. There would continue to be printed
material but much more information would be available in microform,
machine-readable tapes and video tapes. More space for this material would be needed
and more training programs in the use of this new machinery would have to be provided.
The Librarian expressed appreciation for the support, over the past ten years, of
members of Senate and of the members and Chairman of the University Library
Dean Larkin, Chairman of the University Library Committee reminded Senate
that the previous report of the Librarian had drawn attention to the problem of where
to find space to put the books that the Library would be acquiring over the next two
years, and it had also drawn attention to some of the problems that existed in the Main
Library building. The President had subsequently established a committee which had
met several times over the winter. The committee had examined a wide variety of
material including the architect's report in connection with the main building, a report
that surveyed all the linear feet of shelf space in the library system on campus, a report
on the potential use of microforms in the future and reports on storage. The committee
hoped to be in a position to present a final draft of their report to the President in the
near future pointing out some of the major directions that the Library would have to
take if the Library system were to remain as good as it had been in the past. 7343.
Wednesday,  March  19,   1980.
Report of the Librarian 1978-79 (continued)
Dean Larkin paid tribute to the excellent work of the Librarian and his staff.
Activities of the U.B.C. engineering students
A motion concerning the activities of the U.B.C. engineering students had been
circulated at the meeting to replace one circulated with the agenda. Mrs. Wallace
explained that she had been informed that there were aspects of her motion that some
members of Senate could not support and she had therefore agreed that the motion
circulated at the meeting be substituted.
Dr. Heaver )       That  the  Senate  of  The University of British
Dr. MacDougall   )       Columbia expresses  its distaste for  the  E.U.S.
publication the Red Rag, for certain issues of its
weekly newsletter, and for the "Lady Godiva
Ride"; and supports efforts by the administration
of the University and by students in order to
bring an immediate end to such activities, in a
manner consistent with the principles of the
Calendar statement on academic freedom.
Dr. Heaver explained that the intent of the motion was to express support for both
the administration's intent and the intent of some, if not the majority, of the student
body, and the engineering students specifically, to change future behaviour; this would
involve the type of material published in the Red Rag. It was not intended that a
publication under that name would not appear but that the nature of its content should
be different, and the same observation applied to some of the material in the weekly
newsletter. The only particular item mentioned in the motion about which there could
be no ambiguity was the "Lady Godiva Ride". Dr. Heaver stated that he suspected that
if the ride were carried on down town legal proceedings might ensue and he felt that
there was no reason why the University should condone in any way acts that were
Dean Will stated that he had no difficulty in condemning illegal acts and acts of
bad taste and felt that students who transgressed in these matters should be disciplined.
However, he did not believe in prohibiting people from expressing themselves if it were
legal and within the bounds of good taste.
Other reasons given for not supporting the motion were that it singled out one
undergraduate society, and that the motion might be construed as an effort to legislate
morality. 7344.
Wednesday,  March   19,   1980.
Activities of the U.B.C. engineering students  (continued)
Mrs. Wallace pointed out that the motion had nothing to do with morality but
concerned the fact that the engineers depicted women as sex objects. The fact that
women had brains, intelligence and were competent was completely ignored in the
E.U.S. publications.
Dean Webber stated that intimidation of any kind had no place on campus and that
perhaps that issue might be addressed rather than getting into the area of what
constituted censorship.
Dr. Gilmore stated that, in his opinion, this was a matter for the Faculty of
Applied Science and for faculty members as a whole who had contact with Applied
Science students. He stated that the engineers should not just be condemned but that
every effort should be made to encourage such activities as "Ingenuity Week". He
noted that Dean Wedepohl was, at the present time, attempting to encourage the E.U.S.
to produce a different kind of publication. He also stated that there was a long
tradition among engineering students that was not peculiar to U.B.C; there was a
rambunctiousness that on many occasions offended good taste and when this was
overstepped the University should respond with firmness and good humour.
Dr. MacDougall felt that Senate should express concern about the activities of the
engineering students which discouraged participation by women in the academic
activities of the University.
The motion was put and lost.
Other business
Student membership on Senate
On  behalf of Senate the Chairman expressed thanks and appreciation for the
contribution made by those students who were attending their last meeting.
Dr. C. A. McDowell
Dean Finnegan reported that Dr. McDowell, who had been in hospital for several
months, was now out of intensive care.
Report of the Tributes Committee  (in camera)
Honorary Degrees
Dr. Stager presented the report. 7345.
Wednesday,  March   19,   1980.
Report of the Tributes Committee  (in camera)
Honorary Degrees  (continued)
Senate  was   informed  that  the  following  persons had  accepted  invitations  to
receive honorary degrees at the 1980 Congregation:
Harry Adaskin
David Stephen Saxon
Douglas Harold Copp
John Edward Liersch
Robert B. Bryce
It was noted that Jean Sutherland Boggs and The Right Honourable Bora Laskin
could not give a firm commitment at this time that they would be able to attend.
The meeting adjourned at 9.15 a.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 1980.
Chairman 7346.
Wednesday,  March   19,   1980.
New Awards recommended to Senate
American Can Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 has been made
available by the American Can Canada Inc. The award will be made to a student
entering the final year in the Faculty of Science and pursuing a major or honours
program in Zoology or Biology, with an interest in fisheries. In making the award,
preference will be given to a student who intends to pursue his or her studies at the
graduate level.
Dean's Cup in Landscape Architecture - This annual award is given by the Dean of the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences to a student in the first year of Landscape
Architecture. The successful candidate must have obtained the highest standing in
courses taken in the fall term, as reviewed by the Faculty Scholarship Committee.
Medical Students Bursary Fund - A bursary in the amount of approximately $350 has
been made available from a fund initiated by a donation to the University
Development Fund from Mr. W. Clarke Gibson and increased by donations from other
donors.   The award will be made to a student in the Faculty of Medicine.


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