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 1107
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945.
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of the University of British Columbia for the Session 1944-45 was
held on Tuesday, May 8th, 1945, at 8:00 p.m., in the Board
and Senate Room.
Present:  President N.A.M. MacKenzie (in the Chair),
Dean F.M. Clement, Dean J.N. Finlayson, Dean D. Buchanan,
Dr. J.C. Berry, Dr. G.H. Harris, Dr. H.J. MacLeod, Mr.
Walter H. Gage, Dr. O.J. Todd, Mr. F.J. Burd, Mr. A.R.Lord,
Mr. H.O. English, Mr. W.R. MacDougall, Dr. J.M. Ewing, Rev.
Dr. H.R. Trumpour, Mr. II.T. Logan, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley,
Dr. H.V. Warren, Miss Isobel Harvey, Mrs. Sally Murphy
Creighton, Mr. Lyle Atkinson, Dr. C.A.H. Wright, The Most
Rev. A.U. dePencier, and Miss Florence S. Mulloy.
Expressions of regret for their inability to attend
the meeting were received from Mr. H.N. MacCorkindale, Dr.
A.E.D. Grauer, Dr. J.F. Walker and Mr. Eric W. Johnson.
It seemed fitting to the President and the Senate that
inasmuch as the meeting was being held on V-E Day, reference
be made to the fact in the minutes.  The graduates and undergraduates of the University of British Columbia who have
enlisted for active service probably number two thousand
and of these nearly two hundred have given their lives for
King and Country.  The Senate wishes to record its deep
regret at the loss of so many of the finest men of the University and also its pride in the contribution toward the
achievement of peace made by all who have served in the
armed forces.
It was agreed that letters of sympathy be sent by the
Secretary to the parents of John Oliver, Robert Ney and
Lloyd Keller, students in First Year Arts, who were drowned
in Cultus Lake on May 6th while attending the C.O.T.C. Train- 1108
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945-
ing Camp at Chilliwack.
Archbishop dePencier)
; Dean Finlayson      ) That the minutes of the third
regular meeting of February
14th, 1945, be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried
j Report of Election of Chancellor
A letter was received from the Registrar reporting
that, as no other nominations were received for the office
of Chancellor of the University for the three-year term
ending 1948, the Honourable Eric W. Hamber, B.A., LL.D.,
had been elected to that office by acclamation.
Report of Senate Elections and Appointments
for the Term Ending 1948
The Faculties
^^ Faculty of Agriculture   -  Dr. J. C. Berry
Dr. G. H. Harris
Faculty of Applied Science- Mr. F. A. Forward
Dr. H. J. MacLeod
Faculty of Arts and Science Mr. W. H. Gage
Dr. 0. J. Todd
Victoria College -  Dr. J. M. Ewing
Union College -  Rev. Dr. J. G. Brown
Notice of Appointment of Committees
' On Memorial Minutes
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick (Chairman)
; Dr. 0. J. Todd
On a Course in Pharmacy
Mr. W. H. Gage (Chairman)
Mr. A. E. Lord
A Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale
I  ^ Dr. H. J. MacLeod 1109
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945.
On a Course in Pharmacy (Continued)
Mr. G. T. Cunningham (representing the
Board of Governors)
Appointment of Standing Committees and Representatives
on University Committees for the Session 1945-46
Dean Clement)
Dr. Wright  ) That the appointment of these
Committees and representatives on
University Committees be left with
the Chair.
Carried
Speaker for the Spring Congregation
The President reported that the Honourable John Hart,
Premier of British Columbia, had agreed to give the
address at the Spring Congregation on Thursday, May 10th.
From the Board of Governors
Recommendations of Library Committee re
University publications -  Approved.
Report of Committee on Calendar for 1945-46 - Approved.
The Dorothy and William Dorbils Essay Prize
in Botany and Geology - Approved.
University Women's Club Bursary for
Social Work
- Approved.
The Provincial Council of British Columbia,
Canadian Daughters' League, Bursary      - Approved,
- Approved,
- Approved,
The   Gamma  Phi
Beta  Bursary
Re   Changes   in
Existing Awards
Re   Limitation
of  Attendance
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
informing Senate that at the meeting on February 26th
the regulations governing limitation of attendance, as
passed by the Board of Governors on January 20th, 1938, 1110
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945.
had been rescinded, including the regulations in regard
to Nursing and Health and the Teacher Training Course.
Re Establishment of a Separate Department of
Social Work in the Faculty of Arts and Science - Approved,
Re Addition of Chemistry 3 in Summer Session
Subject to the approval of Senate, the Board of
Governors at the meeting on February 26th, had approved
of the recommendation that Chemistry 3 be added to the
courses to be offered in the Summer Session 1945, provided that a sufficient number of registrations are
received to make this course financially self-supporting.
The Faculty of Arts and Science had approved of this
recommendat ion.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage     ) That this recommendation be
approved.
Carried
Re Location of Provincial Laboratories
The Board of Governors at the February meeting had
approved the resolution of Senate with reference to the
proposed location of the Provincial Laboratories and
authorized the President to take the matter up with the
Premier and the Provincial Secretary.
For the Information of Senate, the Secretary read
the President's correspondence with the Premier and Provincial Secretary, both of whom stated that the recommendation that these laboratories be located on the
University Campus would be carefully considered before a 1111
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945
final decision was reached by the Government.
Re New Agreement of Affiliation of Victoria College
and New Courses for Victoria College
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
transmitting the following resolution passed on February
26th, with respect to the report submitted by Dr. J. M.
Ewing, Principal, on proposed new courses at Victoria
College:
"That the Committee on Victoria College, as
re-constituted by the Board on October 30th,
1944, be requested to take up with the
Victoria Board of School Trustees and the
Department of Education the question of
drafting a new agreement for affiliation
of Victoria College."
"That the report on proposed new courses
be referred to Senate for consideration."
A letter was received from Dr. Ewing under date of
April 28th, stating that Victoria College proposed to
offer the following additional Second Year courses during
the Session 1945-46:
Botany la
Commerce 1
German la
History 4
Physics 4
A letter was received from the Faculty of Arts and
Science approving of the request of Victoria College to
offer these additional courses.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage     ) That the new courses to be
offered by Victoria College, as
listed, be approved.
Carried 1112
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945.
A further letter was received from Dr. Ewing in
regard to the proposal that Victoria College offer a Pre-
Business Course of a terminal nature during the Session
1945-46.  The President stated that no University credit
was requested for these courses.
Mr. A. R. Lord)
Mr. MacDougall) That Senate approve of the
proposed Pre-Business Course
in Victoria College.
Carried
Re Spring Session
The Board of Governors at the February meeting had
approved the recommendation of Senate with reference to
a Spring Session for ex-service personnel.
A letter was received from the Faculty of Arts and
Science approving the following courses being offered
in the Spring Session 1945:
Agronomy 2 French 1
Biology 2 Beginners' German
Commerce 1 History 4
Economics 6 Mathematics 1
English 2 Physics 1
English 16 Zoology 1
Dr. Warren)
Mr. Burd  ) That these courses be approved.
Carried
A registration of 280 for the Spring Session was
reported by the Registrar.
Re Edith Ashton Memorial Scholarship and
Armstead Prize in Biology and Botany
The Board of Governors at the meeting on April 16th,
had accepted, subject to the approval of Senate, the 1113
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945.
offer of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Armstead of a Scholarship of §250.00 and a cash price of $50.00.
Letters were received from the Faculty of Arts and
Science approving the recommendations of the Committee
on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries that these awards
be accepted on the following terms:
The Edith Ashton Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship of Two Hundred and Fifty
Dollars ($250.00), given by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
M. Armstead in memory of Edith Ashton, will be
offered in the Department of Biology and Botany.
This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding graduate student whose topic of research is
in the field of marine and fresh-water botany
or some field approved by the Head of the Department.  The award will be made by the Joint
Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships, and
Bursaries in consultation with the Head of the
Department of Biology and Botany.
The Armstead Prize in Biology and Botany
A cash prize of Fifty Dollars ($50.00), the
gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Armstead, will
be awarded to a graduating student in the Honours
Course of the Department of Biology and Botany.
The winner will be recommended by the Head of
the Department of Biology and Botany on the basis
of scholastic achievement and promise of ability
in research.
Dr. Warren)
Mr. Gage  ) That this scholarship and prize be
accepted and a letter of thanks
sent to the donors.
Carried
Re Vancouver Central Lions Club Fellowship
The Board of Governors at the meeting on April 16th,
accepted, subject to the approval of Senate, the offer
of the Vancouver Central Lions Club to establish an 1114
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945.
annual fellowship of $1200.00 on virus research and to
provide $300.00 for laboratory equipment for this
research.
The Faculty of Arts and Science had approved the
recommendation of the Committee on Prizes, Scholarships
and Bursaries that this fellowship be accepted on the
following terms:
The Lions Club Fellowship
The Lions Service Club offers a Fellowship of $1200.00 for training and research in
some problem connected with cancer or virus
diseases.  An additional amount of approximately $300.00 will be available for special
equipment.  The Fellowship is open to a recent
graduate who has taken Honours or majored with
high standing in the Department of Bacteriology
and Preventive Medicine.  The topic of research
will be chosen by the Head of the Department,
and the award will be made by Senate on the
recommendation of the Joint Faculty Committee
on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries, after
consultation with the Head of the Department.
Mr. Gage  )
Dr. Warren) That this fellowship be accepted
and a letter of appreciation sent
to the Vancouver Central Lions
Club.
Carried
Re Contribution of Junior League of Vancouver
for a course in Group Work
At the meeting on March 26th, the Board of Governors
had accepted, subject to the approval of Senate, the
offer of the Junior League of Vancouver of $3,000.00 a
year for three years to establish a Group Work Course
in the Department of Social Work. 1115
Tuesday,   May  8th,   1945.
Dean Buchanan )
Archbishop   de   Pencier)   That   the   offer   be   accepted
and   the  appreciation   of
Senate   conveyed  to   the
Junior   League   for  their
interest   in Social Work
and   for   this   contribution.
Carried
Re Professors Emeriti
A letter was received from the Board of Governors
referring to Senate for their recommendation and report
to the Board the appointment of Dr. S. J. Schofield as
Professor Emeritus of Geology.
The President suggested that, since the appointment
as Professor Emeritus is in the nature of an honorary
appointment, Senate, or a Committee of Senate, should
accept responsibility for submitting recommendations to
the Board.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Logan    ) That the title of Professor
Emeritus of Geology be conferred
on Dr. S. J. Schofield.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Logan    ) That a Special Committee of
Senate be appointed by the Chair
to consider the appointment of
Professors Emeriti.
Carried
Examination Results Submitted by the Faculties
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
Faculty of Arts and Science
Dean Buchanan presented the candidates for degrees
in the Faculty of Arts and Science. 1116
Dean Buchanan
Mr. Gage
Dean Buchanan
Mr. Gage
Dean Buchanan
Mr. Gage
Dean Buchanan
Mr. Gage
Dean Buchanan
Mr. Gage
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945.
That the degree of M.A. be conferred
on the candidates listed in the
report.
Carried
That the degree of B.A. with
Honours be conferred on the candidates listed in the report.
Carried
That the degree of B.A. be conferred on the candidates recommended
in the report.
Carried
That the degree of B.Com. be conferred on the candidates listed.
Carried
That the degree of B.Ed, be conferred on the candidates listed.
Carried
Faculty of Applied Science
Dean Finlayson presented the candidates for
degrees in the Faculty of Applied Science.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   ) That the degrees of B.A.Sc, B.S.F.,
and B.A.Sc. in Nursing be granted
to the students recommended in
the report.
Carried
Faculty of Agriculture
Dean Clement presented the candidates for degrees
in the Faculty of Agriculture.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Harris  ) That the degrees of M.S.A. and B.S.A.
be granted to the students
recommended in the report.
Carried 1117
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945
Faculty of Arts and Science
Dean Buchanan presented the candidates for diplomas
in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage     ) That the diploma in Social Work
be granted to Beatrice Stanley,
B.A.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage     ) That the Teacher Training Course
Diploma be granted to the candidates whose names are listed in
the report, and that these candidates be recommended to the
Department of Education for the
Academic "A" Certificate.
Carried
Faculty of Applied Science
Dean Finlayson presented the candidates for diplomas
in the Faculty of Applied Science.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   ) That the certificate in Public
Health Nursing and in Teaching
and Supervision be granted to
the candidates recommended.
Carried
Faculty of Agriculture
Dean Clement presented the candidates for diplomas
in the Faculty of Agriculture.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Berry   ) That the Occupational Course
Diploma be granted to the students
listed.
Carried
Results, Lower Years
The reports on the examination results in the lower
years in the Faculties were received for information. 1118
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945.
Dean Buchanan made special reference to the report
on examination results in the Special Session for ex-
service men and women which commenced in January, 1945.
Results, Victoria College
Dr. Ewing presented the examination results of
Victoria College.  These were received for information.
Prizes and Scholarships
Mr. Gage presented the report on the award of Medals,
Scholarships, Prizes and Bursaries.
Mr. Gage      )
Dean Finlayson) That this report be adopted.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Burd     ) That the Chair be authorized to
make any necessary corrections
in these reports.
Carried
Dr. Warren  )
Mr. A.R.Lord) That these reports be made available
to the Press.
Carried
Reports of Committees
On Honorary Degrees
Iii the absence of Dr. G.G. Sedgexyick, Chairman,
Dean Buchanan presented the following recommendation of
the Committee on Honorary Degrees:
"That the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris
causa, be conferred upon His Excellency, the
Right Honourable the Earl of Athlone, Governor-
General of Canada."
The President stated that he had polled the Senate
by telephone and by letter in order to obtain their
^ 1119
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945
approval of the Committee's recommendation in advance of
the Senate meeting.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. A.R.Lord ) That this recommendation be
approved.
Carried
On Course in Pharmacy
Mr. Gage, Chairman of the Committee, presented a
progress report.
Mr. Gage     )
Dean Buchanan) That this report be received.
Carried
On Memorial Minutes
The following tributes to the memories of the late
Professor George Edward Robinson and the late Dr. R. L.
Reid, as prepared by the Committee, were read by the
Secretary and ordered spread on the minutes of Senate:
"   George Edward Robinson never asked or desired
anything at the hands of a recorder, though few men
have deserved more.  Of honour for himself he might
say, in a phrase of his favourite Roman poet, that
it meant little more than the strewing of handfuls
of dust.  But this Province should remember him as
one of a small band of men who, half a century ago,
brought order and dignity into the confusion of its
schools; and this University owes him gratitude for
carrying a heavy share of its burden in days of
peril.  He takes his place in a long and noble line
of schoolmasters who are described, in lines he
knew well and loved, as
'Zealous, beneficent, firm
Helpers and friends of mankind'."
"   Dr. Reid was a man of varied public interests
and activities; but none lay closer to his heart
than the University.  For twenty-nine years he was
the University Solicitor and for twenty-two years 1120
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945
a member of the Board of Governors.  Even before the
institution opened its doors he had determined to
gather and some day give to it a comprehensive
library of Canadiana.  The bequest of his magnificent
collection, which has few rivals in its field, has
fulfilled this intent, and has provided resources
for coming generations of historians.  Dr. Reid's
scholarly achievements have been attested by the
bestowal of various distinctions; in the realm of
human relations, many have cause to remember his
ability to see beyond purely administrative matters,
his friendly understanding of problems affecting
both staff and students, his personal interest and
kindliness."
War Work Programme for Undergraduate Women
A letter was received from the Faculties approving the
recommendation of the Dean of Women that the War Work Programme for Undergraduate Women be continued for the 1945-46
Session, but that "War Work B" be no longer on a compulsory
basis.
After a full discussion,
Dean Mawdsley)
Miss Mulloy  ) That this recommendation be approved.
Carried
Dr. Warren dissenting.
Correspondence
A letter was received from Mr. A.B. Fennell, Secretary-
Treasurer of the National Conference of Canadian Universities,
with reference to Canadian Legion Senior Matriculation
Courses.
The Faculties had recommended the approval of the
Correspondence Courses and Textbooks for Senior Matriculation prepared by the Canadian Legion Educational Services 1121
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945.
for members of the Armed Forces.
Mr. A.R. Lord)
Mr. Logan    ) That the recommendation of the
Faculties be approved.
Carried
A communication was received from the Honourable H.G.T.
Perry, Minister of Education, enclosing a letter he had
received relative to the teaching of Russian in British
Columbia.
At a meeting on May 7th the Faculty of Arts and
Science had referred to the President an enquiry from Mr.
Norman Robertson, Under-Secretary of State for External
Affairs, with reference to facilities at the University of
British Columbia for study of Oriental, African, Slavonic
and East European languages and culture.
Mr. Gage )
Mr. Logan) That the question of offering courses
in Russian language, literature and
history be left with the President in
consultation with the Dean of the
Faculty for consideration and such
action as they see fit.
Carried
A letter was received from Dr. K. D. Panton, Chairman
of the Committee on Medical Education of the B.C. Medical
Association, transmitting the following resolution adopted
by the Committee and approved by the Board of Directors of
the Association:
"It was moved and seconded that in the opinion
of this Committee it is advisable to have an
early survey made of the various medical schools
of this continent as a necessary and valuable
preliminary to the formation of a Faculty of 1122
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945.
medicine at the University of British Columbia.
This survey should be made by a Committee
familiar with modern medical education and
thoroughly familiar with local conditions."
The Board of Governors at the meeting on April 30th
had authorized the President to consult with the Committee
of the Medical Association regarding this proposal.
Mr. Burd      )
Dean Finlayson) That this proposal be approved.
Carried
A letter was received from Mrs. J. S. Hillson, expressing her appreciation of the message of sympathy from the
Senate on the death of her brother, Professor G. E.
Robinson.
A letter was received from Brigadier W. C. Murphy,
D.S.O., E.D., Commander of the First Canadian Armoured
Brigade, Canadian Army Overseas, in acknowledgement of the
letter of greetings sent to the University of Florence by
the University of British Columbia.
A communication was received from the Secretary-
Treasurer of the National Conference of Canadian Universities relative to the provision of the Army of educational
facilities overseas.  The members of the Conference were
requested to take action regarding the acceptance, pro
tanto, of courses completed by examination in the Junior
Colleges set up by the Army or in the Universities of the
United Kingdom.
Dr. Harris    )
Mr. MacDougall) That this proposal be approved.
Carried 1123
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945.
The President reported that he had taken up with the
Board of Governors at the April meeting the appointment of
a Joint Committee of the Board, Senate and Faculty on the
Building Programme of the University, and that this had
been left in the hands of the Chancellor and President.
Mr. Burd    )
Mr. A.R.Lord) That the appointment of the Senate
representative on this Committee be
left to the Chancellor and the
President.
Carried
Reference was made by the President to the death, on
April 20th, of Mr. John Ridington, Emeritus Librarian, and
the Committee on Memorial Minutes was requested to prepare
a statement to be spread on the minutes of Senate and a
copy sent to Mrs. Ridington and family.
The President stated that the Press had asked for the
names of prize and scholarship winners by the afternoon of
the Senate meeting so that they could obtain information
about them for publication the following day and that he
had agreed to raise this matter in Senate.  (It was suggested that biographical material be supplied to the Press
along with the names of the winners to avoid the necessity
of their making further enquiries.)
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage     ) That this matter be left with
the Chair.
Carried
Dean Buchanan submitted for the consideration of
Senate the following resolution passed by the Faculty of 1125
Tuesday, May 8th, 1945.
Arts and Science in regard to re-admission to the Faculty
of students with failures outstanding:
"That as a general principle the Faculty continue
the practice of the past two years in refusing re-
admission to students with supplementals outstanding
in more than three units of work."
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Logan    ) That the words 'as a general
principle' be deleted and that
the resolution, as amended, be
approved.
Carried
Dr. Todd     )
Dean Buchanan) That the Senate recommend to the
Board of Governors that a Ceremony
for the Installation of the
Chancellor be held at the Autumn
Congregation, and that the President
be requested to nominate a Committee
to make the necessary arrangements.
Carried
The meeting adjourned.
Secretary,
A/. B,nr\,
ftfW(U^
Chairman.
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