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 Wednesday, February 8, 1961     2928
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for the Session 1960-61 was
held on Wednesday, February 8th, 1961, at 8:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present: President N.A.M. MacKenzie (in the Chair),
Dean G.S. Allen, Dean G.C Andrew, Mrs. H.F. Angus, Mr. W.M.
Armstrong, Mrs. T.R. Boggs, Mr. A.W.R. Carrothers, Dean S.N.F.
Chant, Mr. M. Collins, Dr. I.McT. Cowan, Dean G.F. Curtis,
Dean B.A. Eagles, Dr. G.R. Elliott, Dr. W.H. Gaddes, Dean
W.H. Gage, Dr. W.C Gibson, Mr. B.C Gillie, Mr. C.C Gourlay,
Major H.C. Holmes, Mr. J.N. Hyland, Dr. F.H. Johnson, Dr.
J.E.A. Kania, Dr. J.L. Keays, Mr. F.M. Knapp, Mr. S.L.
Lipson, Dean H. McCrae, Dean J.F. McCreary, Dr. J.R.
Mcintosh, Dean A.W. Matthews, Mr. F.A. Morrison, Dean D.M.
Myers, Mr. N.T. Nemetz, Mr. E.P. Nicol, Mr. H.N. Parrott,
Dean G.N. Perry, Dr. A.J. Renney, Dr. W. Robbins, Mr. J.V.
Rogers, Mrs. F.M. Ross, Dr. C.A. Rowles, Dr. W.N. Sage, Dean
N.V. Scarfe, Dean G.M. Shrum, Dean F.H. Soward, Rev. W.S.
Taylor, Mr. E.C.E. Todd, Dr. G.M. Volkoff, Mr. R.T.D. Wallace,
Mr. A.A. Webster, Dr. R.W. Wellwood, Dr. D.M. Whitelaw, Dr.
S.H. Zbarsky, Dr. K.F. Argue, Dr. J.K. Friesen and Mr. J.F.
McLean.
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Rev. J. Blewett, Mr. K.P. Caple,
Very Rev. H. Carr, Mr. G.C Hacker, Mr. W.E. Ireland, Dr.
R.D. James, Mr. J.S. Keate, Mr. L.J. Ladner, Dr. A.D. Wednesday, February 8, 1961    2929
McKenzie, Dean E.D. MacPhee, Dr. R.F. Sharp, The Honourable
Mr. Justice D.R. Verchere and Mr. N. Harlow.
The President pointed out that Dean MacPhee's
title had recently been changed to Dean of Administrative
and Financial Affairs, in which capacity he would once more
be a full member of Senate.
Paintings in Board and Senate
Room
The President drew attention to the changes in
the paintings hung in the Board and Senate Room.  The
Thomas H. Kirk collection had been stored in the Art Gallery,
and replaced by portraits by Mrs. Lilias Newton of Dean
Mawdsley, Dean Shrum, Dean Soward and Dr. W. J. Rose; a
portrait of Dr. Henry Esson Young who as Minister of
Education had introduced the University Act in 1908; a
Cruikshank painting, and a number of portraits and paintings
from the estate of Mrs. Jonathan Rogers.
Minutes of the Previous Meetings
Dr. Kania )
Mr. Hyland)  That the minutes of the third regular
meeting of Senate for the Session 1960-61,
and of the special meeting of Senate held
January llth, 1961, having been circulated,
be taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of New Courses
Notice was received that the Board of Governors
on January 4th, 1961, had approved new courses and Wednesday, February 8, 1961    2930
discontinuance of courses as recommended by Senate on
December 14th, on the understanding that if additional funds
were required, requests for those funds would have to be
submitted by the Deans to the Board of Governors.
Acceptance of New Awards
and Changes in Awards,
Subject to Approval by
Senate
Notice was received that the Board of Governors,
at its meetings on January 4th and January 31st, 1961, had
accepted the following new awards and changes in awards,
subject to approval of Senate:
Canadian Uranium Research Foundation Fellowship
S. P. Slinn Scholarship in Engineering
Point Grey Chapter I.O.D.E. Bursary in Education
The Jessie F. Gordon Chapter, I.O.D.E. Bursary in
Education
Triple Entente Chapter, I.O.D.E. - additional bursary
for 1961-62
The Douglas F. Johnston Bursaries
Royal Emblem, I.O.D.E., Bursary in Education
University Memorial Bursaries
The Dr. Peter H. Spohn Memorial Prize
Osier Society of Vancouver Scholarship - increase in
value
The Greater Vancouver District Registered Nurses
Scholarship - change in Calendar description
Winspear, Hamilton, Anderson & Company Scholarship in
Accounting - change in title
Elsie Scobee Carpenter Memorial Bursary - change in title
Signus Club of Vancouver Prize - increase in value.
Acceptance of New Loan Funds
For information of Senate, the Board reported that
it had accepted the Carroll Howe Corkum Student Aid Fund for
students in teacher training, and a five-year loan of
$5,000.00 to provide interest-free loans to students; and Wednesday, February 8, 1961    2931
had established the University Sopron Memorial Fund to assist
students in any year and faculty.
Memorandum about British
Columbia's System of
Higher Education
On November 7th, 1960, the Board of Governors had
approved a memorandum outlining its thinking about the
future of higher education in British Columbia.  Copies of
this memorandum were distributed at the meeting for
information of Senate.
Fee for B.L.S. Course in
School of Librarianship
For information of Senate, the Board of Governors
reported that it had approved a fee of $396.00 for the course
in Library Science under the Faculty of Arts and Science.
From the Faculties
A summary of resolutions recommended to Senate by
the various Faculties at their recent meetings was
distributed at the meeting.
Faculty of Arts and Science
Curriculum of School of
Librarian ship
The detailed curriculum of the proposed School of
Librarianship, as approved by the Interim Council of the
School and the Faculty of Arts and Science, had been
circulated prior to the meeting.  The proposal involved a
one-year post-graduate programme leading to the degree of Wednesday, February 8, 1961     2932
Bachelor of Library Science (B.L.S.).
Dean Chant)
Dr. Cowan )  That the curriculum for the one-year postgraduate programme in Library Science and
the degree therefor, be approved as
recommended.
Carried.
New Courses and Changes
in Calendar Regulations
The Faculty of Arts and Science made the following
recommendations with respect to courses and Calendar
regulations:
(1) That Botany 331 (3), Fundamentals of Plant
Physiology, be approved for presentation at Summer
Sessions only, to be offered for the first time in
the Summer Session, 1961.
(2) That the following changes in the Honours programme
in the Department of English be made:
(i) English 444 (1) Bibliography - to be dropped
(ii) English 445 (2) The Simpler Methods of
Criticism and Investigation - unit value to
be increased to 3 units
(iii) English 446 (3) Readings in English Literature -
to be divided into two courses: English 446 (3)
and English 447 (3)
(3) That in the section entitled "Examinations" (p. 84,
1960-61 Calendar), a regulation be added that:
"No student will be permitted to repeat a course
more than once, except English 100."
Dean Chant)
Dr. Cowan )  That these recommendations be approved
as presented, effective after the end of
the current Winter Session, subject to
approval of the new courses by the Board
of Governors.
Carried.
Granting of Faculty Status
to  Instructors II
The  Faculty of Arts and Science  had approved a Wednesday, February 8, 1961     2933
recommendation that in future all staff members of the rank
of Instructor II be automatically granted Faculty status.
Dean Gage )
Dean Shrum)  That this resolution of the Faculty of
Arts and Science be referred to the
Committee of the Deans, and that the
recommendation of that Committee be
submitted to the Executive Committee of
Senate and to Senate itself in due course.
Carried.
Faculty of the College
of Education
The Faculty of the College of Education had
approved and recommended to Senate a new course, Education
460 (3), An Introduction to School Administration, and had
recommended that diplomas be presented to those successfully
completing the following programmes:
One-year Secondary teacher training course for graduates
One-year Elementary teacher training course for graduates
Further year of study following completion of B.Ed.
(Elementary) degree.
Dean  Gage    )
Dean Andrew)     That  these two recommendations be
referred  to  the  Joint Board  of  the
College  of Education  for discussion
prior  to their consideration by Senate.
Carried.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Graduate Course in Mathematics
for Summer Session, and Graduate
Courses in Commerce
The Faculty of Graduate Studies had recommended
that a graduate course in Mathematics be offered in the 1961
Summer Session without prejudice to future action relative Wednesday, February 8, 1961     2934
to the offering of graduate courses in Summer Sessions.
(Such a course had been given at the 1960 Summer Session,
and a report on it presented to the Faculty of Graduate
Studies).  The Faculty also recommended establishment of
two graduate courses as follows:
Commerce 507 (li)  Seminar in Government Policy in
Relation to Urban Land Ownership      (3-0;0-0)
Commerce 508 (li) Seminar in Contemporary Land
Investment Problems" (0-0;3-0) .
Dean Shrum )
Dean Soward)  That the recommendation with respect to
a graduate course in Mathematics for the
1961 Summer Session, be approved; and
that the graduate seminars in Commerce
be approved subject to approval of the
Board of Governors.
Carried.
Changes in Ph.D. Regulations
Language Requirements
The Faculty of Graduate Studies recommended:
That the second paragraph of Regulation 3 (p. 386,
1960-61 Calendar), which states that candidates
who have not met the Ph.D. language requirements
may be accepted provided they meet the requirements
by the spring subsequent to their registration, be
omitted from the Calendar.
Dean Shrum )
Dean Soward)  That this statement with respect to
completion of Ph.D. language requirements
be omitted from the Calendar as
recommended.
Carried.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies further
recommended:
That the second paragraph of Regulation 4 (p. 386,
1960-61 Calendar), giving information about a course in
French for graduate students offered by the Department
of Romance Studies, be omitted from the Calendar. Wednesday, February 8, 1961     2935
Dean Shrum )
Dean Soward)  That this paragraph be omitted from the
Calendar, as recommended.
Carried.
Required Study away
from the University
of British Columbia
Dean Shrum referred to a regulation at present in
the Calendar that a student who had taken all his previous
work at the University of British Columbia might be required
to spend at least one year at another research institution
before receiving the Ph.D. degree.  Following lengthy
discussion, the Faculty of Graduate Studies had recommended
that this statement be omitted from the Calendar.
Dean Shrum )
Dean Soward)  That the Calendar regulation permitting
the Executive Committee of Graduate
Studies to require students who have
taken all (or the greater part) of their
previous work at the University of
British Columbia to spend at least one
year at another research institution
before receiving the Ph.D. degree, be
eliminated.
Carried.
It was agreed that this would in no way prevent
the  Executive Committee  of Graduate  Studies from asking the
individual Departments  to record  their belief that  the
training of any student was not being prejudiced by his
undertaking all his  studies at  this  institution.
Course Work Requirements
for Ph.D.   Candidates
According  to  present regulations,  Ph.D.   candidates
with a Master's degree   (or equivalent)   were required to
complete at least  12 units of course work;   those with a Wednesday, February 8, 1961    2936
Bachelor's degree with Honours (or equivalent) were
required to complete at least 21 units.  The Faculty of
Graduate Studies recommended that this regulation be
replaced by the following statement:
"At the Ph.D. level the requirements of different
subjects and departments vary so greatly that the
precise amount of course work needed cannot be
specified in a uniform fashion.  It shall be the
duty of each candidate's committee to recommend
the kind and number of courses to be taken by the
candidate.  The recommendation of the candidate's
committee regarding the course work shall be
subject to the approval of the Department concerned
and of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of
Graduate Studies."
Dean Shrum )
Dean Soward)  That this change in course work requirements for Ph.D. candidates be approved
as recommended.
Carried.
Examinations in Course
Work
The Faculty of Graduate Studies recommended that
the Calendar regulation concerning the number of units in
which Ph.D. candidates must write examinations at the end
of their first year, be reworded as follows:
"At the end of the first year, students will be required
to take examinations in at least six units of course
work.  Examinations in the remainder of the formal
course work must be completed before the candidate
takes the oral examination on his thesis."
Dean Shrum )
Dean Soward)  That this change in Calendar statement
with respect to course work examinations
for Ph.D. candidates be approved as
recommended.
Carried.
Nature of Comprehensive
Examination
The Faculty of Graduate Studies recommended that Wednesday, February 8, 1961    2937
the regulation with respect to the comprehensive examination
for Ph.D. candidates be amended to read "a comprehensive
written and/or oral examination ", and that these
examinations be mandatory for all Departments.
Dean Shrum )
Dean Soward)  That this change in the statement with
respect to comprehensive examinations
for Ph.D. candidates be approved as
recommended.
Carried.
Admission of Students
with Honours Bachelor's
Degree as Candidates
for the Ph.D. Degree
Dean Shrum stated that in the past, the Executive
Committee had had discretion to admit students to candidacy
for the Ph.D. degree without a Master's degree. The Faculty
of Graduate Studies recommended approval of the following as
a guide to the Executive Committee:
"That students with a First Class Honours degree be
enrolled as graduate students, and that they be
required to take at least nine units of course work
during their first session.  If at the end of that
session they obtain first class standing in at least
five units of course work, have an over-all first
class standing and have demonstrated an ability to
do independent work, they may be allowed to proceed
directly to the Ph.D. degree without having to
complete the Master's degree."
Dean Shrum )
Dean Soward)  That this statement be approved for
inclusion in the Calendar.
Carried.
Graduate Degrees in
Education
The Faculty of Graduate Studies had approved and
recommended to Senate the following recommendations Wednesday, February 8, 1961    2938
concerning graduate degrees in the Faculty of Education at
the Master's level:
That the Master of Arts degree in Education be continued,
provided only that candidacy be limited to those students
who hold a B.A. degree, a B.Sc. degree or a B.Ed, degree,
with honours in one subject in Arts or Science, or majors
in two such subjects, or the equivalent of such degrees.
That there be no requirement of teaching experience for
an M.A. in Education.
That all students studying for an M.A. in Education be
required to fulfill at least one full academic year in
residence at the University.
That the one-year residence requirement not be made
mandatory for students taking Master of Education degrees.
Dean Shrum )
Dean Soward)  That these recommendations with respect
to Master's degrees in Education be
approved.
Carried.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies had also
recommended:
That the Faculty of Education be authorized to institute
a programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Education,
without prejudice to the possibility of establishing a
programme leading to the degree of Ph.D. at some time in
the future.
Dean Shrum )
Dean Soward)  That the Faculty of Education be authorized
to institute a programme leading to the
degree of Doctor of Education, as
recommended.
Carried.
School  of Rehabilitation
An outline of the  proposed programme  in
Rehabilitation,   as  prepared by  the President's  Committee  on
a  School of Rehabilitation,   was  circulated  at  the meeting.
The  proposal  recommended the  completion of First Year Arts Wednesday, February 8, 1961     293D
and Science, or its equivalent, as qualification for
entrance, followed by two 10i-month sessions including
academic subjects and clinical training.  The Committee
recommended the granting of a Diploma in Rehabilitation
Therapy for these two years (42 units).  The third year
would consist of a supervised interne programme; the fourth
would provide specialized training in a branch of therapy,
and on completion of this year the degree of Bachelor of
Science (Rehabilitation) would be granted.
The Committee had recommended approval of the full
five-year programme bejrond Grade XII leading to a Degree of
Bachelor of Science (Rehabilitation); and as an interim
measure to supply an urgent need, the awarding of a diploma
at the end of three years following Grade XII, with the
understanding that the course qualifying for the diploma
could be applied towards the degree requirements.
Dean McCreary)
Dr. Whitelaw )  That the skeleton outline of the
proposed programme in Rehabilitation
be approved in principle; that a
committee consisting of the Dean of
Arts and Science, the Dean of Inter-
Faculty Affairs, the Dean of Medicine
and the Registrar be asked to consider
the desirability of extending the
first two years of the four-year course
to three years, at the end of which
time a diploma would be granted; and
that the proposed programme be referred
to the Faculty of Medicine before it
is returned to the Senate for
consideration in detail.
Carried. Wednesday, February 8, 1961     2040
Faculty of Arts and Science
School of Social Work
The School of Social Work had recommended to
Senate that Mr. Palmo Bianco be required to withdraw from
the Bachelor of Social Work course.  Since Mr. Bianco had
appealed to Senate against this recommendation, the Appeals
Committee under the chairmanship of Dean Gage had given
preliminary consideration to the case.
Dean Gage )
Mr. Nemetz)  That the appeal of Mr. Bianco against the
recommendation that he be required to
withdraw from the Bachelor of Social Work
course be formally referred to the Senate
Committee on Appeals, and that that
Committee be given authority to deal with
the case in consultation with the
Executive Committee and to report back to
Senate at its next regular meeting.
Carried.
Reports of Committees
Prizes, Scholarships, and
Bursaries
New Awards and Changes
in Awards
Acceptance of the following new awards and changes
in awards was recommended, under the terms indicated:
Canadian Uranium Research Foundation
Fellowship
The Canadian Uranium Research Foundation offers a
Fellowship of $1,500.00 to a student proceeding to
a graduate degree in Metallurgy in the University
of British Columbia for study and research in some
field of pure or applied science related to the
uses of uranium or its compounds.  A further sum
of $800.00 will be available for the Fellow should
he continue the research studies through four summer
months.  The topic of research will be chosen after
consultation with the Department of Mining and
Metallurgy and the donors. Wednesday, February 8, 1961    2941
S. P. Slinn Scholarship in Engineering
A scholarship of $100.00, the gift of S. P. Slinn
Ltd., Consulting Engineers, will be awarded to a
student in Engineering who is worthy and deserving
of financial aid.
The Jessie F. Gordon Chapter, I.O.D.E.
Bursary in Education
A bursary of $75.00, a gift of the Jessie F. Gordon
Chapter, I.O.D.E., will be awarded to a student
preferably from Senior Matriculation who is
beginning studies in Second Year Education.  The
award will be made to a student with good academic
standing and promise as a teacher, and who needs
financial assistance.
Point Grey Chapter, I.O.D.E., Bursary
in Education
A bursary of $100.00, a gift of the Point Grey
Chapter, I.O.D.E., will be awarded to a student from
Senior Matriculation who is beginning studies in
Education.  The award will be made to a student with
good academic standing and promise as a teacher,
and who needs financial assistance.
The Douglas F. Johnston Bursaries
A bequest from the late Douglas F. Johnston
provides bursaries annually of $500.00 each.  One
of these bursaries will be awarded to a student
entering the Final Year of Engineering and another
to a student entering the Final Year of Agriculture.
When possible the bursary in Agriculture will be
awarded to a student specializing, or intending
to specialize, in stock raising.
Royal Emblem, I.O.D.E., Bursary in
Education
A bursary of $100.00, the gift of the Royal Emblem,
I.O.D.E., is offered to a student who has completed
Grade XIII or First Year University and who is
proceeding toward a degree or certificate in teaching.
The award will be made to a student who has good
academic standing and needs financial assistance.
University Memorial Bursaries
As a memorial to David Palmer Hemsworth and Ray Rein
Erisalu, two bursaries of $100.00 each are offered Wednesday, February 8, 1961     2942
in the Session 1961-62 to students beginning
studies in the First Year.  One of these bursaries
will be available to a student who attended Sir
John Franklin Elementary School and the other to
a graduate of Vancouver Technical School.  They
will be awarded to students worthy and deserving
of financial assistance.
The Dr. Peter H. Spohn Memorial Prize
As a memorial to Dr. Peter Howard Spohn, F.R.C.P.(C),
who lost his life in a drowning accident in 1960,
and as a tribute to the high esteem in which he was
held, his many friends and colleagues have endowed
a prize in the field of paediatrics.  A former
student of the University of British Columbia, a
graduate in Medicine of Toronto and, at the time
of his death, Clinical Associate Professor of
Paediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at this
University and Chief of the Paediatric Service at
St. Paul's Hospital, Dr. Spohn had won the respect
and admiration of those in his profession, not only
for his enthusiastic leadership, but also for his
energetic interest in the special field of
adolescent medicine.  The prize will be awarded
annually to a student in the graduating class who
is outstanding in paediatrics.
The Greater Vancouver District Registered
Nurses Scholarship (change in Calendar
description)
A scholarship of $250.00 is provided annually l>y  the
Greater Vancouver District, Registered Nurses
Association of British Columbia, for a member of the
RNABC who, having satisfactorily completed First
Year of the Postbasic Degree Programme, is proceeding
toward the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing
or who has been admitted to the diploma programme
in "Administration of Hospital Nursing Units."  The
award will be made in September and, in selecting
the winner, consideration will be given to academic
standing, nursing ability, and financial need.
Triple Entente Chapter, I.O.D.E., additional bursary
for Medicine of $100.00 for the Session 1961-62.
Osier Society of Vancouver Scholarship - increased
from $100.00 to $200.00 annually.
Winspear, Hamilton, Anderson & Company Scholarship
in Accounting - name changed to Winspear, Higgins,
Stevenson and Doane Scholarship in Accounting. Wednesday, February 8, 1961     2943
Elsie Scobee Carpenter Memorial Bursary - name
changed to Quota Club of Vancouver Bursary.
Signus Club of Vancouver Prize - increased from
§75.00 to $150.00.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That these new awards and changes in awards
be accepted, and that appropriate letters
of thanks be sent to the donors.
Carried.
Postponement of Awards
It was agreed that the second half of the
following bursaries should be held over until the autumn
of 1961 for Mr. Theodore Enns, who had withdrawn from the
University on account of illness:
The R.C.A.F. Veterans' Bursary Fund - $100.00 (second half)
The Triple Entente Chapter, I.O.D.E. Bursary - $50.00
(second half).
Honorary Degrees
Dean Soward as Chairman of the Committee on
Honorary Degrees presented the following recommendations of
his committee, giving an outline of the distinguished
service rendered by the proposed recipients to the University,
the community, the province, Canada or the Commonwealth:
That, at the Congregation at Victoria College in May,
1961, the degree of Doctor of Laws be conferred upon:
Mrs. Henry Esson Young (Mrs. Rosalind Young), the
first woman graduate to teach in the Victoria
school system, and former instructor at Victoria
College
Dr. Charles J. Armstrong, President of the University
of Nevada.
Dean Soward)
Mr. Wallace)  That the degree of Doctor of Laws be
conferred upon Mrs. Young and Dr. Wednesday, February 8, 1961     29 11
Armstrong at the Spring Congregation at
Victoria College if they are able to be
present to receive the degree.
Carried.
That, at the Congregations at the University in May,
1961, honorary degrees as indicated be conferred upon:
Mr. George Miller, Ex-Mayor and Ex-Alderman, City
of Vancouver - LL.D.
Mr. Paul Cooper, Executive Vice-President of
Sandwell and Company, Ltd. - D.Sc.
Dean S. N. F. Chant - LL.D.
Dean E. D. MacPhee - LL.D.
Dean G. M. Shrum - D.Sc.
Dean Soward)
Dean Curtis)  That the honorarjr degrees indicated be
conferred on these individuals if they
are able to be present at the Spring
Congregation of 1961 to receive the
degree.
Carried.
That,   at  the  Congregations  at  the University in May,
1961,   honorary degrees  as  indicated be  conferred upon:
Mr.   Lome  Gray,   President,   Atomic  Energy of Canada
Limited -  D.Sc.
Mr.  Patrick D.  McTaggart-Cowan,   Director,   Meteorological
Services  of Canada  -  D.Sc.
The Right Honourable  Sir  Oliver Franks,   former Provost
of Queen's College,   Oxford;   former British Ambassador
to Washington;   now Chairman of Lloyd's  Bank - LL.D.
Dean Soward)
Dean Curtis)  That the honorary degrees indicated be
conferred on these three individuals if
they are able to be present at the
forthcoming Congregations to receive the
degree.
Carried.
The  President added that he  proposed to ask Dean
Shrum to  deliver the Congregation address  on Thursday,
May 25th,   and Sir Oliver Franks  to do   so  on Friday,   May  26th.
Men's Athletic Committee
Dean Matthews  explained that  the   present Wednesday, February 8, 1961     29IE
eligibility rule for men's athletics, that "a regular
student who in the previous year of University work, or its
equivalent, had obtained credit of 80$ of the units (credits)
required to complete that year, shall be eligible to play
on teams in Category A" had been framed when the University
was participating in the Evergreen Conference, and Senate
was disturbed lest there might be irregularities in
eligibility rules.  The Men's Athletic Committee recommended
that the regulation be changed to the following, to conform
with the general rule applicable in the Western Canadian
Intercollegiate Athletic Union:
"A regular student shall be eligible to play on
University teams if he has obtained credit in
at least 60$ of the units required to complete
the previous year of University work or its
equivalent, it being understood that the previous
year's work shall have consisted of at least
15 units."
This relaxation would conform with the current
rule for women's athletics and Alma Mater Society activities,
and the Committee felt it would still maintain the principles
intended by Senate.
Dean Matthews)
Dean Andrew )  That the proposed change in eligibility
rules for men's athletics be approved
as recommended.
Carried.
Committee of Deans
The Committee of Deans, after considering the
report of the Committee on Ways and Means of Undertaking a
Study of Higher Education in this Province, had made the
following recommendations: Wednesday,   February 8,   1961 2916
1. On  the understanding  that  the Committee  on Revisions
of  the University Act would be reporting to Senate
at  this meeting,   and  that  this recommendation would
be  in harmony with  that report,   that a request be
sent   to  the Provincial  Government,   both by the
Senate  and by the Board  of Governors,   urging that  a
committee be  established by the  Government to  study
the   problem of higher  education  in British Columbia.
2. That  the  report of Dr.   Robbins'   Committee be
referred  to  the  individual Deans and Directors  of
Schools,   with the  request  that  the Deans and
Directors advise  Senate  of any studies which are
being undertaken  or which  should be undertaken with
respect  to the  academic  problems within  their own
Faculties,   Schools,   or  Institutes.
3. That  the  Senate  strike  a committee  consisting of  the
Committee  of the  Deans  and three  elected members   of
Senate   to guide  the   studies undertaken by the
Faculties and Schools,   and in addition to guide  other
studies  which might  be  considered  desirable and
necessary,   in particular  studies  involving inter-
faculty affairs and  the University as  a whole.
The President expressed his belief that  the
"committee  consisting of  the Committee  of  the Deans and
three  elected members  of Senate" would have  a  sub-committee
of  three   to  five members,   who might  or might not be members
of the  committee  itself,   and who would have  adequate   staff
to conduct a  survey or  surveys  if that were  considered
desirable.
Dean Andrew stated  that  the Executive Committee
of Senate   felt  that,   if  the   first recommendation were
approved,   the  terms of reference and possible  personnel  of
the  committee   studying  the   problem of higher education  should
be given careful consideration either by  the  Committee  on
Revisions  of  the University Act  or by  the  committee  envisaged
in  the  third recommendation.     On behalf  of  the  Executive
Committee,   he   suggested  that  this first  recommendation might Wednesday, February 8, 1961    2947
be held over until the report was received from the Committee
on Revisions of the University Act.
Dean Andrew)
Dr. Cowan  )  That the second and third recommendations
of the Committee of Deans be approved.
Carried.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Soward)  That the three elected members of Senate
to act with the Committee of the Deans
be selected by the Chairman of Senate.
Carried.
Executive Committee
On the instructions of Senate at its previous
meeting, the Executive Committee had considered the requests
of Victoria College Faculty Board with respect to form of
degree diplomas and hoods and gowns, and made the following
recommendations:
That the signatories on the diplomas be the Chancellor,
the President, and the Registrar of the University,
with the Principal of Victoria College.
That the diplomas be impressed with the seal of the
University and carry an inscription to indicate that
the degree was earned through a Faculty at Victoria
College.
That the hoods and gowns for Victoria College graduates
be identical to those of the University of British
Columbia graduates as recommended by the College Faculty
Board.
Mr. Wallace)
Dean Andrew)  That these recommendations with respect
to diplomas, hoods and gowns for degree
candidates of Victoria College be
approved.
Carried.
Revisions of the University Act
On behalf of this Committee, Mr. Nemetz presented Wednesday, February 8, 1961     2948
an interim report to the effect that a tentative general
agreement had been reached that there should be one University
system in the Province of British Columbia for higher
education, and that there should be one overall board of
higher education.  If no final agreement were reached with
other groups concerned with higher education in the Province,
then Mr. Nemetz believed that his Committee would present a
report during the summer and might then recommend a study of
higher education such as that proposed in the first
recommendation of the Committee of Deans presented earlier
in the evening.
It was agreed that this should be accepted as a
progress report, with thanks to Mr. Nemetz, Mr. Wallace, and
the other members of the Committee for their work.
Circulated Reports
The University Extension Department report on the
Study-Discussion Programme for 1957-60, and annual report
for 1959-60, had been circulated.  The Department had also
prepared for the Board and Senate Room a most interesting
display of pictures and charts illustrating its recent
projects, which Dr. Friesen described.
Mrs. Angus  )
Dr. Wellwood)  That the report of the Study-Discussion
Programme for 1957-60 be received, with
congratulations to the Department of
University Extension and Mr. Buttedahl.
Carried.
Mrs. Boggs   )
Mr. Carrothers)  That Senate congratulate Dr. Friesen
and his co-workers for the imaginative Wednesday, February 8, 1961     2949
programme of the Department of
University Extension.
Carried.
Victoria College Council
Course in History
Mr. Wallace presented a request from Victoria
College that the College be authorized to offer History 303,
The History of British Columbia  (3 units), starting in
1961-62.  Students in this course would be expected to make
use of the Provincial Archives.
Mr. Wallace)
Dean Soward)  That this course be approved, to be
offered as an upper-year class at
Victoria College starting in 1961-62.
Carried.
Opening of New Classroom
Building
The President congratulated Victoria College on
the opening of its new classroom block in January, and on
the programme arranged in connection with the opening.
Correspondence
Central Vancouver Island
Union Board of Health
A letter had been received from the Central
Vancouver Island Union Board of Health urging that a Faculty
of Dentistry be set up at the University.
For information of Senate, the President reported
that the Board of Governors, at the request of the College
of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, had appointed two Wednesday, February 8, 1961     29T0
of its number to meet with representatives of the College
to consider the question of dental education in the province.
Health Centre for Children
The Board of Directors of the Health Centre for
Children requested the appointment of a representative from
Senate for 1961-62.  It was agreed that Mr. Hyland should
be re-appointed in this capacity.
Faculty Publications
Faculty publications received in the President's
Office since the previous meeting were on display for the
information of Senate.
Other Business
Institute for Community
Planning in Ghana
For information of Senate, the President reported
that Dr. Oberlander was senior adviser to the Institute for
Community Planning in Ghana, established under the United
Nations Technical Assistance Operations. Director of the
Institute was Mr. Alan Armstrong of Central Mortgage and
Housing Corporation.
Commerce and Business
Administration Courses
in Singapore and Malaya
The President reported also that the Universities
of Singapore and Malaya and the governments of those two
countries had asked the University of British Columbia to Wednesday, February 8, 1961    2951
assist in setting up commerce and business administration
courses in those universities.  If this project were approved,
it would be under the auspices of the Colombo Plan.
Awards to Faculty Members
and Graduate Students
For information of Senate, the President reported
that Dr. Hawthorn had been awarded the Percy Smith Medal in
Anthropology by the University of Otago; that Dr. J. M.
Daniels and Dr. M. Bloom had been awarded Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation Fellowships; that Dr. Suttles had been appointed
a post-doctoral Fellow by the American Council of Learned
Societies; and that Dr. Earl Shepherd, Clinical Instructor
in Pathology, had been awarded a Markle Foundation
Fellowship.
Professor W. I. Holland
The President read a letter from George Allen &
Unwin Limited, United Kingdom publishers, commending
Professor Holland as eminently suited to direct the work in
Asian Studies at the University.  Lord Heyworth of the
Leverhulme Trust had expressed the same opinion during a
recent visit to Vancouver.
Prince George School Board
The Prince George School Board had written to ask
the University to provide a Resident Professor for 1961-62,
to continue the type of programme initiated by Mr. Baker
in the current session. Wednesday, February 8, 1961    29f2
Dean Soward)
Dean Andrew)     That  this  request be  approved in
principle,   subject  to  presentation  to
Senate  at  a  later date   of a recommendation
from  the Faculty of Arts  and Science,   and
subject   to  submission of recommendations
as  to  a   suitable  instructor and
appropriate courses.
Carried.
Major Holmes
In conclusion, the Chairman expressed his pleasure
that Major Holmes had been in sufficiently good health to
attend this meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 10:30 p.m.
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