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 Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2732
The second regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia for the Session 1959-60 was
held on Wednesday, October 21st, 1959, 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, Mrs. H.F. Angus, Mr. C.B. Bourne, Dr. J.J.R.
Campbell, Mr. K.P. Caple, Very Rev. H. Carr, Mr. A.W.R.
Carrothers, Mr. L.G.R. Crouch, Dean G.F. Curtis, Rt. Rev.
R.S. Dean, Dean B.A. Eagles, Dr. G.R. Elliott, Miss M.M.
Fallis, Dr. S.M. Friedman, Dr. W.H. Gaddes, Dean W.H. Gage,
Mr. H.C. Gilliland, Mr. C.C. Gourlay, Dr. W.H. Hickman, Dr.
F.H. Johnson, Dr. J.E.A. Kania, Mr, J.S. Keate, Mr. F.M,
Knapp, Col. H.T. Logan, The Honourable Mr. Justice A.E. Lord,
Dr. M.F. McGregor, Dean J.F. McCreary, Dean E.D. MacPhee,
Dean A.W. Matthews, Mr. F.A. Morrison, Acting-Dean J.F. Muir,
Mr. N.T. Nemetz, Dr. F. Noakes, Dr. H.L. Purdy, Mrs. L.E.
Ranta, Dr. W.N. Sage, Dr. B. Savery, Dean N.V. Scarfe, Dean
G.M. Shrum, Dean F.H. Soward, Dr. R.W. Wellwood, Mr. L.G.J.
Wong, Dr. S.H, Zbarsky, Dr. J.K. Friesen, Mr. N. Harlow and
Mr. J.F. McLean.  On behalf of the Senate, the President
welcomed the Right Reverend R.S. Dean, Acting-Principal and
representative on Senate of the Anglican Theological College
of British Columbia.
Messages of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Dean G.C Andrew, Mr. J.M.
Buchanan, Dean S.N.F. Chant, Dr. I,McT. Cowan, Mr. B.C. Wednesday,   October 21st,   1959    2733
Gillie,   Dr.   R.D.  James,   Mr.  L.J.  Ladner,   Dean H. McCrae,
Dr.  F.P.   Patterson,   Rev.   W.S.   Taylor,   Dr.   H.V.  Warren and
Dr.  C.A.H.  Wright.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dean Scarfe)
Dr. Savery )  That the minutes of the first regular
meeting of Senate for the Session
1959-60, having been circulated, be
taken as read and adopted.
University Mace
The Chairman drew attention to the recently
completed University mace, made of British Columbia yew
and ornamented with native copper in native designs.  Dr.
McGregor had been appointed mace bearer.
Faculty Association Brief
on Study Leave
A brief from the Faculty Association with respect
to study leave had been circulated in advance of the meeting,
and was supplemented by a schedule of sabbatical leave
practices in Canadian universities.  A delegation from the
Association, including Miss S. M. Boyles (Vice-President),
Dr. C S. Belshaw, Mr. F. K. Bowers, Dr. W. S. Hoar (a past
Chairman of the Study Leave Committee) and Dr. P. A. Larkin
(Chairman of the Study Leave Committee), waited upon the
Senate to seek support for the programme recommended in the
Miss Boyles stated that the Association believed
a well formulated and equitable study leave policy was of Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2734
vital concern to the raising and maintenance of academic
Dr. Larkin added that the Association recognized
that the present study leave policy of the University was
good, but felt it might be clarified and extended.  The
brief recommended:
1. That for each six years of full-time service as members
of the academic staff, individuals be considered
eligible, and encouraged to apply, for one year of
study leave subject to the usual requirements.
2. That study leave should not adversely affect acquisition
of tenure and eligibility for promotion.
3. That the University*s contribution during a twelve-month
study leave be two-thirds of the applicant's salary for
a full year, provided that the total year*s salaried
remuneration did not exceed the equivalent of the
applicant's full year's salary at the University of
British Columbia, plus expenses.
4. That the University set aside a sum of $100,000.00 in
1960 to implement a study leave programme.  (It was
understood that this sum would include amounts presently
provided for leaves of absence.)
Following a period of questions and comment, the
delegation withdrew.
The President informed Senate that a sub-committee
of the Deans, chaired by Dean Matthews, was preparing a
report on study leave practices, which might be considered
in relation to the brief of the Faculty Association.
Mr. Carrothers)
Dr. Savery   ) That it is the view of Senate that an
extensive and equitable programme of
study leave for the pursuit of
learning and the advancement of knowledge is an important and desirable
instrument for the maintenance and
advancement of academic standards.
Carried. Mr. Carrothers)
Dr. Noakes    )
Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2735
That the following resolution be
recorded in the minutes of Senate,
and tabled for discussion at the next
meeting:  That Senate approve in
principle, and without reference to
priorities in the expenditure of
University funds, the scheme for
study leave advocated by the Faculty
Association and submitted to Senate
for its consideration and approval.
Memorial Statement on
Mrs. Leon Koerner
As Chairman of the Committee on Memorial Minutes,
Colonel Logan read the following memorial statement prepared
in accordance with the request of Senate at its previous
Thea Koerner
Members of the Senate of the University of
British Columbia, grieving at the passing of Thea
Koerner, desire to record their appreciation of
her fine qualities of mind and heart and character.
Coming with her husband to Canada in 1939,
away from the tragic happenings in her homeland,
she entered with him into the life of her new
environment with keenness and enthusiasm.
Her staunch friendship for the University was
shown in many ways, and she had a special interest
in, and concern for, the welfare of the students
and members of the staff.
Underneath all her relations with her fellow
citizens - as gay and kindly hostess, as generous
patroness of the Arts, as friend of higher
education, as inspired philanthropist, - lay the
passionate love she had for her adopted country.
This love of hers brought to her pen from the
depths of her being the verses she touchingly
labelled Song of an Immigrant - a poem which ends
in these four lines: Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 27 3f
Oh Canada, my Canada,
Wherever I shall be,
From here into Eternity
My heart belongs to thee.
Her person has gone from this land she loved;
her spirit lives on for the enrichment of our
University and the betterment of our people.
Col. Logan)  That this Memorial Statement be spread on
the minutes of Senate and that a copy be
sent to Dr. Leon Koerner.
Carried by a standing vote.
Appointment of Standing and
ad hoc Committees for 1959-60
It was agreed that the Senate committees, and
Senate representatives on University committees, appointed
by the Chairman for 1959-60 in accordance with instructions
of Senate, should be constituted as follows with the
Chancellor, the President, the Deputy to the President and
the Registrar ex-officio members of all committees:
Committee to Consider Appeals from Students
Dean W. H. Gage (Chairman)
Dean G. F, Curtis
Mr. C. C. Gourlay
Committee on Examinations,
B.C Institute of Agrologists
Dean Blythe Eagles (Chairman)
Dr. V. C Brink
Mr. Jacob Biely
Committee to Consider the Colour
of Hoods for New Degrees
Mr. H. T. Logan (Chairman)
Mr. B. C. Binning
Dean Helen McCrae Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2737
Committee on a Proposed
Faculty of Dentistry
Dr. J. M. Mather (Chairman)
Dr. L. E. Ranta
Dean W. H. Gage
Dr. C. A. McDowell
Dr. S. M. Friedman
Dr. B. Savery
Mr. N. T. Nemetz
Dean J. F. McCreary
Committee on English-Language
Problems of Foreign Students
Mr. J.E.A. Parnall (Chairman)
Dean G. C Andrew
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dean W. H. Gage
Mrs. H, F, Angus
Mr. C B, Bourne
Mr. J. H. Creighton
Mrs. L. D, Hayward
Dr. M. F. McGregor
Dr. A. D. Moore
Mr. A. E. Piloto
Mr. R. J. Gregg
Committee on Extra-Sessional
Credit Programme
Dean W. H. Gage (Chairman)
Mr. J.E.A. Parnall (Secretary)
Dean G. C. Andrew
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dr. R. D. James
Dean N. V. Scarfe
Dr. J. K. Friesen
Mr. G. Selman
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Dean F. H. Soward (Chairman)
Mr. R. R. Jeffels (Secretary)
Dean G. F. Curtis
Dean S. N. F. Chant
Dean of Applied Science
Dean Blythe A. Eagles
Dean A. W. Matthews
Mr. H. M. Mcllroy
Dean George Allen
Dean W, H. Gage
Mr. K. P. Caple
The Hon. Mr. Justice A. E. Lord Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2738
Committee on Honorary Degrees, Cont'd.
Miss Mary Fallis
Dean E. D, MacPhee
Dean Helen McCrae
Dean G. M. Shrum
Dean N. V. Scarfe
Committee on Memorial Minutes
Mr. H. T. Logan (Chairman)
Dr. Harry Hickman
Committee on Military Education
President N.A.M. MacKenzie (Chairman)
Chancellor Emeritus E. W. Hamber
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dean W. H. Gage
Mr. Allan H. Finlay
Dean G. M. Shrum
Lt.Col. J. F. McLean
Lt.Col. F. A. Morrison, CO., U.B.C. Contingent, C.O.T.C.
Surg.-Cdr. M. Young, CO., U.N.T.D.
W/C R. G. Herbert, CO., R.C.A.F. (Auxiliary)
University Flight
President, Alma Mater Society
The Hon. Sherwood Lett
Cdr. E.S.W. Belyea
Maj. R. R. Jeffels
Committee on Development of Musical
Studies in the University
Dr. G, Welton Marquis (Chairman)
Dr. Marvin Darrach (Secretary)
Mr. Neal Harlow
Dean G. C. Andrew
Dean N. V. Scarfe
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dr. L. H. Slind
Dean W. H. Gage
Dr. C. Reid
Dr. F, H. Johnson
Dr. S, A. Jennings
Committee to Organize the Work of Senate
The Hon. J. V. Clyne (Chairman)
Mr. J.E.A. Parnall (Secretary)
Mrs. H. F. Angus
Dr. I. McT. Cowan
Dean W. H. Gage
Dr. R. F. Sharp
Dean G. C. Andrew Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2739
Press Committee
Mr. Kenneth P. Caple (Chairman)
Mr. James A. Banham (Secretary)
Mr. Aubrey Roberts
Dr. C.A.H. Wright
Dr. H. V. Warren
Mr. J. Stuart Keate
Committee on Professors Emeriti
Dr. W, N. Sage (Chairman)
Mr. J. M. Buchanan
Mr. L.G.J. Wong
Mrs. H. F. Angus
Committee on Recreation, Athletics
and Physical Education
Dean A. W. Matthews (Chairman)
Miss Elizabeth McCann (Secretary)
The Hon. J. V. Clyne
Dr. H. V. Warren
Dr. R. D. James
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dr. Malcolm F. McGregor
Dr. James M. Mather
Mr. R. F, Osborne
Miss M. Fallis
Dean of Applied Science
The Hon. Mr. Justice A. E. Lord
Dr. Frank Noakes
Dean W. H. Gage
Mrs. M. Penney
Mr. B. C Gillie
Committee re Establishing
School of Rehabilitation
Dean J. F, McCreary (Chairman)
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Dr. A. D. McKenzie
Dr. J. Tyhurst
Dean W. H. Gage
Dr. R. B. Kerr
Dr, J, A. Richardson
Dean E. D. MacPhee
Dean G, C, Andrew
Dr.   James M.  Mather
Mr.   N.   T.  Nemetz
Dr.   M.  Howell Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2740
Consultant Committee on
Student Adjustment
Dr. J. M. Mather (Chairman)
Dr. F, Hebb
Dr. A. K. Young
Dean G. C. Andrew
Dean W. H. Gage
Dr. James S. Tyhurst
Committee on Student Housing Policy
Dean W. II. Gage (Chairman)
Dean G. M. Shrum
Dean G. C. Andrew
Mr. W. G. Dixon
Dean S.N.F. Chant
Mrs. L. E. Ranta
Mrs. F. M. Ross
Dean Helen McCrae
Miss Mary Fallis
Committee on Suggestions for
University Reports
Mr. G.O.B. Davies (Chairman)
Mr. R. Baker (Secretary)
Mr. B. C Binning
Mr. K. P. Caple
Mr. S. Read
Mr. J. S. Keate
Mr. H. T. Logan
Curriculum Committee
Mr. J.E.A. Parnall (Chairman)
Dr. S. A, Jennings (Secretary)
Mrs. H. F, Angus
Mr. K. P. Caple
Dean W. H. Gage
Dr. R. D. James
Dr. K. C. Mann
Dean F. H. Soward
Rev. W. S. Taylor
The Chairmen of the Faculty
Curriculum Committees - Ex-officio
Committee on Methods of Instruction (Ad Hoc)
Dean S.N.F. Chant (Chairman)
Dr. S. A. Jennings (Co-Chairman and Secretary)
Dean W. H. Gage
Mrs. H. F. Angus
Mr. A. A. Webster Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2741
Committee on Methods of Instruction, Cont'd.
Dean of Applied Science
Dr. R. D. James
Dean G. C. Andrew
Dr. M. F. McGregor
with power to add
Committee on Proposed New Course
in Religious Studies (Ad Hocl
Dean G. F. Curtis (Chairman)
Members of Senate with legal training
(excluding the Chairman of Senate)
Senate Representatives on University Committees
Committee on Fraternities and Sororities
Dean W. H. Gage
Dean Helen McCrae
Miss Mary Fallis
Joint Board of the College of Education
Dean W. H. Gage
Men's Athletic Committee
Dean A. W. Matthews
University Committee on Public Relations
Mr. S. Keate.
Appointment of Library Committee
for the Session 1959-60
The Secretary read the nominations by the
Faculties and Chairman of Senate to the Library Committee
for 1959-60, as follows:
(Dr. Peter Remnant
Arts and Science(Dr. Marion B. Smith
(Dr. John Norris
Applied Science - Mr. S. L. Lipson
Agriculture    - Dr. John J. R, Campbell
Commerce       - Mr. R. M. Bain
Education      - Dr. J. Katz
Forestry       - Dr. R. W. Wellwood
Graduate Studies - Dr. I. McT. Cowan Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2742
Law     - Mr. E. C. E. Todd
Medicine - Dr. W. C. Gibson
Pharmacy - Mr. Finlay A. Morrison
Dr.  M.   F.   McGregor  )
Dr.   G.  W.   Marquis     )  Appointed by President   (as
Dr.  F.  A.   Kaempffer)       Chairman of Senate)
Mr.  Neal Harlow  (Vice-Chairman)   - Ex-officio
Dean Soward)
Dean Gage  )  That the persons nominated be appointed
to the Library Committee for 1959-60.
Committee on Senate Elections, 1960
The Chairman pointed out that a Committee should
be struck to decide the date for Senate elections in 1960,
to appoint scrutineers, and to authorize other necessary
arrangements.  He suggested that the Committee might consist
of Mr. J.E.A. Parnall (convener), Dr. W. J. Anderson, Mr.
A.W.R. Carrothers, Dr. M. F. McGregor and Dean A. W. Matthews,
Dean MacPhee)
Dean Gage   )  That a Committee on Senate Elections be
appointed as recommended, and that it
be instructed to report to Senate at the
next regular meeting.
From the Board of Governors
Approval of Recommendations
of Senate
Extra-sessional Credit
Courses, 1959-60
Notice was received that the Board of Governors,
at its meeting on September 28th, 1959, had concurred in
the approval by Senate of extra-sessional credit courses
to be offered during the 1959-60 Winter Session. Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2743
School of Librarianship
Notice was received that the Board of Governors,
at its meeting on September 28th, 1959, had approved the
establishment of a School of Librarianship in the University
when funds became available.  The Board had included an item
of $25,000.00 in the preliminary 1960-61 Budget Estimates
to provide for organizing the School and engaging sta.ff.
From the Faculties and Schools
Candidates for Degrees
and Diplomas
The lists of candidates recommended by their
respective Faculties for degrees in Arts and Science,
Applied Science, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Medicine, Forestry,
Commerce, Education and Graduate Studies, had been circulated
at the meeting.  The Registrar commented that candidates for
degrees totalled 474, compared to 444 in 1958, the major
increases being in Ph.D. and B.A.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Eagles)  That candidates for degrees and diplomas
as recommended by the various Faculties
be approved, and that the Registrar, in
consultation with the Chairman of Senate
and the Deans of the Faculties concerned,
be authorized to make any necessary
corrections in the lists.
Recommendations re Membership
in Faculties
Faculty of Pharmacy
The Secretary read a recommendation from the
Faculty of Pharmacy that Mr. J. G. Moir be granted Faculty Wednesday,   October 21st,   1959    2744
status for  the  Session 1959-60.
Dean Matthews)
Mr.  Morrison  )     Tliat  this  recommendation be approved.
Faculty  of Commerce  and
Business Administration
The   Secretary read a  recommendation  from the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration  that Mr.
P.   Lusztig,   Mr.   H.  Babiak,   Mr.   R.   E.  Blaine  and Mr.  M.
Sommers be granted Faculty  status  for the   Session 1959-60.
Dean MacPhee)
Dean Curtis   )     That Faculty  status  in the Faculty  of
Commerce  and Business  Administration be
granted as  recommended.
New Courses
Notice was received that the Faculty of Graduate
Studies had approved the  proposed new courses  Pharmacology  515
and Philosophy 505,   tentatively approved by  Senate  at  its
previous meeting.
The Faculty  of Graduate  Studies  had also approved
and recommended to Senate  the following additional  courses:
English 505   (3 units)   -   Studies  in the Novel
Sociology 510   (3 units)   -  Canadian  Society
Anthropology 501  (3 units)   -  Social  Structure  and Kinship
Anthropology 502  (3 units)   - Advanced Ethnography  of a
Special Area
Anthropology 649 -  Ph.D.   Thesis.
Dean Soward)
Dean Scarfe)     That these new  courses be approved,
subject to approval  of the Board of
Carried. Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2745
Reports of Committees
Prizes, Scholarships and
Sessional Awards
Copies of Lists Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 6 of prizes,
scholarships, fellowships and bursaries awarded on the basis
of standing in 1958-59, including University Entrance, were
circulated at the meeting.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That the awards designated be made to
students as recommended.
Postponements of Awards
Two students had requested postponement for one
year of bursaries awarded to them: G. Frank Owen Tyers -
The Willard Kitchen Memorial Bursary, and Beverly Rosalind
Harris - The New Westminster Rotary Club Bursary.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That award of these bursaries be postponed
for one year, as recommended.
New Awards and Changes
in Awards
Acceptance of the following new awards, changes
in awards, and Calendar statements for approved awards, was
recommended under the terms indicated:
The Hotel Association of Prince Rupert
A scholarship of $300.00, the gift of the Hotel
Association of Prince Rupert, is offered to students
ordinarily resident in School District No. 52 and
proceeding from Grade XII to a full programme of
studies in Vancouver at the University of British Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2746
Columbia.  To be eligible a candidate must write a
full set of High School Graduation (University
Programme) examinations, conducted in June by the
Department of Education. Selection of the winner
will normally be made on the basis of proficiency
in these examinations.  Dependents of employees
of members of the Hotel Association of Prince Rupert
will, however, be given special consideration, if
their academic standing in the examinations is
within the range of the higher ranking candidates.
The Vancouver Real Estate Board
Charlie Brown Scholarship
A scholarship of $500.00, gift of The Vancouver
Real Estate Board, is offered to a Third Year
student in Commerce and Business Administration
who is taking the option in Real Estate, has high
standing, and is deserving of assistance to further
his education in the profession of real estate.
The award will be made on the recommendation of
the Faculty.
The Canadian Bechtel Limited Bursary
A bursary or bursaries to the total of $600.00
annually are offered annually by Canadian Bechtel
Limited to undergraduates in engineering or to
matriculants entering engineering. The awards
will be made by the University on the basis of
financial need and scholastic standing.
The Foote Mineral Company Fellowship
Foote Mineral Company offers a fellowship of
$1,500.00 for studjr and research in some field
of pure or applied science preferably related to
the metallurgical or chemical industry in which
the Company is interested.  An additional sum
of $500.00 will be available to the University
for equipment, supplies and other expenses
associated with the research work carried out
by the Fellow.  The topic of research will be
chosen after consultation with the department
concerned and the donors.
The Florence M. Butchart Fund
The annual income derived from the Florence M.
Butchart Fund, established by a bequest from
William Broadfoot Butchart, provides financial
assistance for worthy students attending the
i Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2747
The Edith Thorpe Bursaries
Through a bequest of $2,000.00 from Mrs. Edith
Thorpe, made to the University by her Executors,
bursaries are available to assist needy students
engaged in cancer research.
The Ladies Pharmaceutical Auxiliary
(Victoria) Bursary
A bursary of $100.00, gift of the Ladies Pharmaceutical
Auxiliary (Victoria) is offered annually to a
Vancouver Island student beginning or continuing
studies in the Faculty of Pharmacy.  It will be
awarded to a student with good standing who needs
financial assistance.
Rotary Memorial Bursaries - increased from five
awards of $250.00 each to five awards of $300.00
British Pacific Insurance Company Scholarship in
Medicine - change of name to The British Pacific
Life Insurance Company Scholarship in Medicine
Ladies Pharmaceutical Auxiliary, Vancouver - two
additional bursaries of $100.00 each for 1959-60
Vancouver Secondary Women Teachers Association
Scholarship - increased from $250.00 to $300.00
The Robert Keith Porter Scholarship
A scholarship in the amount of approximately $170.00,
the gift of Mrs. Agnes Graham Turnbull in honour of
her son-in-law, Robert Keith Porter, will be awarded
annually to a high ranking student in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration proceeding to
the degree of B.Com.
The Agnes Merle Turnbull Scholarship
A scholarship in the amount of approximately $170.00,
endowed by Mrs. Agnes Graham Turnbull in honour of
her daughter, Agnes Merle Turnbull Porter, is offered
annually to the highest ranking student in First Year
Home Economics who is proceeding to the Second Year.
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarships
Tuniversity of British Columbia)
These scholarships, to the total of §50,000.00,
were donated by H. R. MacMillan, Esq., C.B.E.,
D.Sc, LL.D., in July, 1959, to commemorate the fT
Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2748
visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to British
Columbia and to the University.  The gift provides
five graduate scholarships of $1000.00 each, to be
awarded annually for ten years, commencing in May,
1960.  The awards will be made to students with
high standing beginning or continuing graduate
studies at the University of British Columbia.
Dean Gage  )
Dean Scarfe)  That these new awards, changes in awards
and Calendar statements be approved,
subject to approval of the Board of
Governors, and that appropriate letters
of thanks be sent to the donors.
Dean Gage also reported that the British Columbia
Social Credit League had offered a prize on the following
The British Columbia Social Credit
League Prize
A prize of $500.00, made possible by a donation
from Mr. V. C Maddock and offered by the British
Columbia Social Credit League, is available for
the best essay on the subject "The Monetary System
of Canada, with Recommendations to Secure the Better
Distribution of Goods and Services Under a Free
Enterprise Economy".  This competition, open to
students in any faculty who are registered and in
attendance at the University in the winter session,
will be limited to graduate students and to undergraduates in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Years of
university studies.  Essays, which should be from
2,500 to 7,500 words in length, will be judged on
the basis of content, quality of expression, and
originality.  If, in the opinion of the examining
committee, no essay is of sufficiently high standard,
the award may be withheld.  Essays must be received
not later than March 31st.  They may be submitted
through the office of the Dean of Administrative
and Inter-Faculty Affairs.
If approved by Senate and the Board of Governors,
this prize would be included among "Awards made by Other
Institutions". Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2749
Dean Gage)
Mr. Knapp)  That, subject to concurrence of the Board
of Governors, the British Columbia Social
Credit League Prize be approved as
Government of British Columbia
Scholarships and Government
For information of Senate, Dean Gage reported that
approximately 1,619 students in attendance at the University
this year were in receipt of Government of British Columbia
Scholarships, totalling $211,203.00 in value.  Approximately
529 students at the University received a total of $61,800.00
in Government Bursary assistance.
Awards to Students in 1958-59
Dean Gage reported scholarships, fellowships,
prizes and bursaries given bjr or through the University
during 1958-59, loans through the University, and Dominion-
Provincial bursaries and loans, totalled $867,379.00, to
3,381 recipients.  National Research Council graduate awards,
post-doctoral fellowships, and University assistantships
were additional to this.
On behalf of the entire University community,
Senate extended a hearty vote of thanks to Dean Gage for
his work in securing and administering the various awards.
Naming of University Buildings
The Committee on the Naming of University Buildings
had recommended that the new wing to the Biological Sciences Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2750
Building be named The McLean Fraser Wing, that an office and
research laboratory in the new wing be named for Dr. Wilbert
A. Clemens, and the Entomological Museum for Professor George
J. Spencer.
Dean Gage)
Mr. Caple)  That Senate approve this recommendation in
so far as it falls within its jurisdiction.
Professors Emeriti
The Committee on Professors Emeriti had recommended
that the title "Professor Emeritus of Education" be conferred
on Mr. F. C Boyes, who had retired from his full-time
teaching duties on June 30th, 1959.
Dr. Sage  )
Dean Scarfe)  That Mr. Boyes be granted the title of
Professor Emeritus of Education.
The Secretary read the following recommendation
of the Senate Curriculum Committee with respect to courses
in Music approved by Senate in May, 1959:
That the Ensemble courses as proposed in a Bachelor
of Music programme be approved for degree credit
with the unit values as assigned, on condition
(i)  that no degree credit be given for such courses
to students who are not proceeding to a
Bachelor of Music degree unless such credit is
specifically authorized by an individual faculty
such as the Faculty of Education;
(ii) that only those students who are to receive
credit be formally registered in these courses
by the Registrar's Office. Wednesday, October 21st, 1959 2751
Dean Gage )
Mrs. Angus)  That these recommendations with respect
to ensemble courses in Music be approved.
Report on Registration,
Session 1959-60
Copies of the report on registration for the
Session 1959-60, by Faculties and years, had been distributed
at the meeting.  The Registrar commented that the current
total of 10,570 might increase before the end of the year.
Enrolment in Arts and Science had increased less than in
the previous two Sessions; enrolment in Applied Science
(courses leading to the B.A.Sc.) was the lowest it had been
for four years.
Circulated Reports
Personnel and Student
Services, 1958-59
The annual report of the Department of Personnel
and Student Services for 1958-59 had been circulated, and
was received with thanks to Mr. McLean for the work of his
Counselling Bureau.
Educational Programme for British
Columbia Fishermen, 1958-59
A report on the educational programmes for
British Columbia fishermen (Technical Fisheries Short
Course, fisheries option of the Dominion-Provincial Youth
Training School and Programme in Co-operative Education)
for the period April 1st, 1958 to March 31st, 1959, had
been circulated and was received for information. Wednesday, October 21st, 1959  2752
Regional Training Centre for
United Nations Fellows
A progress report by the Director of the United
Nations Regional Training Centre to his superior officers
in the United Nations had been circulated to Senate, and
was received for information.
Autumn Congregation
The Secretary reminded members of Senate that
Autumn Congregation would be held in the Armoury at 2:30 p.m.
on Friday, October 30th.  Sir Hugh Taylor would deliver the
Congregation address.
Victoria College Council
Dr. Hickman stated that registration at the College
for 1959-60 totalled 1,061 (Arts and Science 569, Commerce 24,
Education 468), including about 70 students in Third and
Fourth Year courses.  Twenty percent of the students were
receiving Government scholarships and bursaries.
The Council had decided recently that development
of academic facilities of the College should be on the
present site, and the Chamber of Commerce had subsequently
agreed to support this decision.  Dr. Hickman showed the
members of Senate a sketch of the stages envisaged in
construction of new buildings at the Richmond Road and Gordon
Head sites.  It was agreed that copies of this sketch should
be provided for all members of Senate. Wednesday, October 21st, 1959  2753
Facilities for Fine Arts
The following motion, tabled from the previous
meeting of Senate, was returned to the agenda "for
consideration in relation to the total building programme
at present contemplated":
Dr. Savery)
Mr. Caple )  That Senate express to the Board of
Governors its deep concern at the present
time because of the inadequate facilities
for the present programme in the Fine Arts
and associated fields, and the projected
programme in these fields; and its hope
that when possible, facilities would be
provided to take care of this work.
An outline of the University building programme
commencing April 1st, 1956, and divided into "completed
projects", "projects in process" and "other projects
contemplated", had been circulated.  Sketches of the proposed
Fine Arts Centre and line drawings of many of the "projects
in process" were on display.  The President stated that, in
his opinion, it would be wise to proceed with the Centre in
stages, perhaps starting with the Studio, classroom and
office building for Architecture and Fine Arts.
The motion was then put to the meeting, and carried.
Buchanan Building Extension
In an attempt to clear up misunderstandings in
some quarters of the campus as to the nature of the
extension to the Buchanan Building, the President stated
that it was to be a general purpose classroom and office
building, to be used by those individuals and groups within
the University which had need of it. Wednesday,   October  21st,   1959     2754
Equalization  of Educational
At  the  previous meeting,   the President had brought
to  the  attention  of  Senate  a  resolution from  some  of the
Kiwanis Clubs urging that the Government implement a plan of
subsistence and transportation allowances  to British Columbia
students attending  the University  of British Columbia whose
homes were not within daily travelling distance   of the
Copies   of  the resolution were  circulated to
members  of  Senate,   and received  for information.
Appointment  of United Church
University  Chaplain
For information of  Senate,   the President  reported
that  Rev.  M.J.V.   Shaver had been appointed by  the United
Church as its Chaplain for University students.
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
For information of Senate,   the  Secretary read a
letter from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
stating that Dean Chant had been  re-appointed to the  regional
selection committee  for the current year,   and expressing
appreciation for his   services.
Letters  of Appreciation
The  Secretary read letters  of appreciation from
His  Excellency  the*Governor-General  for congratulations  on
*Georges  Vanier Wednesday, October 21st, 1959  2755
his appointment; from Mr. Keith Maltman for congratulations
on his success in the Pan American Games; and from Mr.
Walter Owen for the honorary degree conferred upon him.
Faculty Publications
Copies of Faculty publications submitted to the
President's Office since the last meeting of Senate were
available for reference.  It was agreed that letters of
congratulations should be sent to the authors of major works.
Other Business
Report on Short-term Representatives
from Senate to the Board of Governors
The Secretary read a statement on representatives
from Senate to the Board of Governors whose appointments
had been for terms of less than three years, or whose terms
began or ended at times other than those normally in effect.
Dons in Residences and Camps
For information of Senate, the Secretary read the
list of appointees as Faculty Advisers and/or Dons in the
University Residences and Camps for 1959-60 as follows:
Ann Wesbrook Residence Miss  Frances Munro
Isabel Maclnnes Residence Miss  Shirley McKelvey
Mary Bollert  Residence Miss  Frances Frazer
Acadia.  Camp,   Head Don Miss  Barbara Schrodt
" "       Don,   Huts  27-28 Miss  Barbara  Salonen
Kootenay House No appointment at  present
Okanagan House Mr.  M.  K.   Morton
Robson House Dr.   J.   C.   Grindlay
Acadia Camp Mr.   John Lindsay
Fort  Camp Dr.  J.  J.   Veit. Wednesday, October 21st, 1959  2756
Death of Mr. W. H. Malkin
The President brought to the attention of Senate
the recent death of Mr. W. H. Malkin, who had been a member
of the Board of Governors from 1927 to 1935.
Conferences to be held
at U.B.C.
For information of Senate, the President stated
that the American Association for the Advancement of Science
proposed to hold its annual conference at the University of
British Columbia in June of 1962; and the American
Mathematical Society proposed to ao likewise in August of
the same year.
Grant to Fisheries Biology
and Institute of Fisheries
The President reported that the four fishing
companies previousljr contributing to the support of the
Institute of Fisheries had offered a grant of $7,500.00 for
the year 1960-61, with the expectation that they would
renew the grant, to underwrite in whole or in part the
salary of a staff member in Fisheries and the expenses
associated with his work.
Award to Dr. Ormsby
The Secretary read a newspaper announcement that
Dr. Ormsby's "British Columbia: a History" had received the
only award in western Canada for local history from the
American Association of State and Local History, the United
States Historic Sites' Administrators and the Society of Wednesday, October 21st, 1959  2757
Ame rican Archivis t s.
Dr. Sage   )
Dean Soward)  That a letter of congratulation be sent
to Dr. Ormsby for this distinguished
Proposed New Course in
Religious Studies
Dean Curtis stated that the ad hoc committee
appointed to consider a proposed new course in Religious
Studies had held a preliminary meeting, and would meet
again when Mr. Ladner returned to Vancouver.
Recommendation for Advance
Award of Bachelor of Science
in Forestry Degree
Dean Allen stated that the Faculty of Forestry,
at its meeting on October 17th, had recommended to Senate
that the degree of Bachelor of Science in Forestry be
conferred at this time on Bernard D. A. Wisselink.  Mr.
Wisselink had started his final year in that Faculty in
September, 1959, and had then been found to be suffering
from leukemia, with no anticipation of recovery.
Dean Allen  )
Dr. Wellwood)  That, on compassionate grounds, the
degree of Bachelor of Science in
Forestry be conferred at this time on
Bernard Wisselink.
Motion defeated.
The meeting adjourned at 10:30 p.m.


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