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Array 8624.
March 19,   1986
The Sixth Regular Meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the Session 1985-86 was held on Wednesday, March 19, 1986 at
8.00 p.m.   in Room 102,  George F.   Curtis Building.
Present: President D. W. Strangway (Chairman), Vice-President D. R.
Birch, Ms. P. M. Arthur, Dr. E. G. Auld, Dr. T. M. Ballard, Mr. D. W.
Barron, Dean G. S. Beagrie, Mrs. H. M. Belkin, Mr. J. Blom, Dr. T. H. Brown,
Dr. N. R. Bulley, Rev. P. C. Burns, Mr. G. D. Burnyeat, Ms. L. M. Copeland,
Ms. C. Davidson, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Dr. D. Donaldson, Dr. A. J. Elder, Dr.
J. A. S. Evans, Dr. C. V. Finnegan, Mrs. E. D. Fulton, Dr. J. Gaskell, Dr.
J. H. V. Gilbert, Dr. M. A. Goldberg, Mr. G. C. P. Gray, Mr. J. A. Hamilton,
Mr. K. D. Hancock, Dr. M. A. Hickling, Dr. K. J. Holsti, Dr. J. ingman-
Baker, Mrs. C. J. R. Jillings, Dean R. W. Kennedy, Mr. A. C. Kimberley, Mr.
J. Kulich, Dr. D. S. Lirenman, Dean P. A. Lusztig, Mrs. A. Macdonald, Dr.
H. J. Matheson, Mr. J. M. McConville, Miss N. R. McDougall, Mr. D. Mclnnes,
Acting Dean T. D. McKie, Mr. M. G. McMillan, Dean J. H. McNeill, Dean R. C.
Miller, Jr., Dr. A. G. Mitchell, Miss D. J. Moore, Mr. S. R. Pearce, Mrs.
G. E. Plant, Dean J. F. Richards, Dr. D. F. Robitaille, Dr. G. G. E.
Scudder, Dr. L. de Sobrino, Dr. R. A. Spencer, Dr. J. K. Stager, Dr. R.
Stewart, Dean P. suedfeld, Mr. M. Sugimoto, Dr. P. R. Tennant, Dr. R. C.
Thompson, Mr. R. E. Thomsen, Dr. J. Vanderstoep, Dean w. A. Webber, Dean R.
M. Will, Dr. D. LL. Williams, Mr. J. A. Williamson, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal,
Miss N.   E.  Woo,   Mr.   R.   A.  Yaworsky.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Mr. N. B. Benson, Dr. J. P. Kimmins, Dean A. Meisen. Dr. E. S. Schwartz, Dr.
L.   S.  Weiler.
Minutes of  previous meeting
Mr.  Pearce )     That the minutes of   the Fifth regular
Dean Webber )     meeting  of  Senate  for  the Session  1985-86,
having been circulated,   be  taken as  read
and adopted.
Business arising from the Minutes
Combined LL.B/M.B.A. Program (pp.8575 & 8619)
At the previous meeting the combined LL.B./M.B.A. program was approved
subject to clarification of whether the total requirement was 68 or 71
units. Dean suedfeld reported that there should be 6 units of 500 level
Commerce courses bringing the total requirement to 71 units. 8625.
March 19, 1986
Business arising from the Minutes
Combined LL.B/M.B.A. Program  (continued)
It should be noted that under Commerce Requirements on page 8619, the
first sentence should read "Students will be required to take twelve
units..." and the second sentence should read " Th re e units of senior law
courses.. . ".
Library Committee (p.8531)
Dr. Wisenthal reported that the Library Committee had discussed the
question of the availability of recommended reading. The committee
reviewed the Library's policy on books that are recommended in courses and
discovered that the Library policy determines that additional copies are
ordered according to the size of the class. The Library also monitors the
use of all recommended books so that where there is a book that is in
excessive demand the loan period can be altered so that all students have
a chance. Dr. Wisenthal stated that the Library regarded this area as a
priority and that there were therefore no plans to make reductions in the
number of books ordered as recommended reading in courses.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval in principle of Senate recommendations - subject,
where applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be implemented
without formal reference to the President and the formal agreement of the
President; and that the Deans and Heads concerned with new programs be asked
to indicate the space requirements, if any, of such new programs.
(i) New courses, course and program changes recommended by the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences.  (pp.8584-6)
(ii) New course, course and program changes recommended by the Faculty of
Applied Science, with the exception of proposed changes to PHYS 150,
152, 170, 175, ELEC 456, 476, 478, STAT 251, ELEC 258. (pp.8586-90)
(iii) New courses, course and program changes recommended by the School of
Architecture.  (pp.8590-5)
(iv) New courses, course and program changes recommended by the Faculty of
Arts.  (pp.8596-8607) 8626.
March  19,   1986
From the Board of Governors     (continued)
(v) Course   and   program   changes   recommended   by   the   Faculty   of   Commerce
and Business Administration.     (p.8608)
(vi) New     courses     for      the     General     Practice     Residency     Program     as
recommended by the Faculty of Dentistry,     (p.8537)
(vii)       Curriculum     changes     recommended     by     the     Faculty     of      Education,
(viii)     New   courses,   course   and   program  changes   recommended   by   the   Faculty
of Forestry.     (pp.8609-11)
(ix) The    establishment    of    a    Centre    for    integrated    Computer    Systems
Research  recommended  by the Faculty of Graduate  Studies.     (pp.8531-2)
(x) The   termination  of   the  Centre  for   the  Study of   Childhood  recommended
by the Faculty of Graduate  Studies.     (p.8532)
(xi) New    courses    and     course    changes    recommended    by     the    Faculty    of
Graduate  Studies.     (pp.8611-18)
(xii)      Proposal of  the Faculty of  Graduate Studies  that  the M.Sc.   degree in
Neurological  sciences be abolished,     (p.8616)
(xiii)     Proposal   of   the   Faculty of   Graduate  Studies  that  a   joint   LL.B./M.B.A
program be established.     (pp.8575,   8618-21)
(xiv)       New   courses   and    a   course   deletion    recommended   by   the   Faculty   of
Medicine,   (pp.8537-8)
(xv) New    course    and    a    course    and    program   change    recommended    by    the
Faculty of  Medicine.     (p.8621)
(xvi)       New    courses    and    course    deletions    recommended    by    the    Faculty    of
Pharmaceutical  Sciences.     (p.8621)
(xvii)     Course     and     curriculum     changes     recommended     by     the     School     of
Rehabilitation Medicine.     (pp.8538-40)
(xviii)   New   courses,   course  and   program changes   recommended   by   the   Faculty
of  Science.     (pp.8540-64)
(xix)       Proposal   of   the   Faculty of   Science  to offer   a  Co-operative  Education
Program in the Department  of Physics.     (P.8622)
Chairman's Remarks
The Chairman announced that the Right Honourable Pierre E. Trudeau had
accepted the Senate's invitation to receive an honorary degree at the May
1986  Congregation. 8627.
March 19, 1986
Chairman's Remarks  (continued)
The Chairman asked Senate to join him in extending congratulations to
Dr. D. R. Birch on his recent appointment as Vice-President, Academic of the
On behalf of Senate the Chairman expressed thanks and appreciation for
the contributions made by those students who were attending their last
Senate meeting. Students were requested to continue to serve on committees
until replacements are named at the April meeting of Senate.
The chairman announced that a first draft of a mission statement for the
University had been prepared. This had been widely circulated to the Deans
and Department Heads and meetings had been held with groups of students,
alumni and the Senate Budget Committee. He stated that after the sets of
questions have been agreed upon a set of answers would be developed. In
some cases these might be specific answers and in cases of major and
important issues a task force might be developed to establish a clear set of
guidelines. In due course this would lead to a set of academic policies
which will come forward to Senate for consideration and debate, a tentative
deadline of June 30 has been set for the completion of this. The Chairman
stated that it was important that the University decide to reaffirm its
commitment to teaching and research but in the context of assessing the role
of UBC within a system of colleges and universities in British Columbia.
In conclusion the chairman stated that representations had been made to
Victoria in an effort to ensure that there is an adequate base level of
funding within the University over the next three years. He stated that he
would report back to Senate when he had received more information from
Victoria. 8628.
March 19, 1986
Senate Nominating Committee Membership
The following vacancies on the Nominating Committee were declared:
Mr. J. M. Beard - student representative
Miss D. J. Moore - student representative
in calling for nominations to fill the vacancies, the Secretary stated
that nominees should indicate to the Secretary of Senate their willingness
to stand prior to the election, which would take place at the April meeting
of Senate.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Arts
School of Music
Dean Will     )  That the designation of the Department
Mrs. Macdonald ) of Music be changed to the School of Music.
It was stated in the material circulated that it was considered that
the Department of Music met the five criteria for designation of
academic units as schools, as approved by Senate in February, 1949:
1. Courses "are mainly professional or vocational in character."
The term "professional" would apply to most of the courses in the
Department of Music.
2. The department offers "a specialized curriculum leading to a
distinctive degree."
The Department of Music does offer a B.A. degree, but only a very
small number of students are enrolled in this program; by far the
main part of its undergradudate work is in the B.Mus. program.
3. The courses "are ordinarily restricted to students following the
specialized curriculum," so that the department's "policies do not
generally affect policies in other departments to any great extent."
In the Department of Music, most performance courses do not count
towards the B.A. degree, and many other courses are in practice
populated only by B.Mus. students. Only a few courses enrol
significant numbers of B.A. students.
4. The department has "a relationship with outside professional bodies,
which is not only desirable, but is necessary because of professional
requirements which must be considered in designing the curriculum." 8629.
March 19, 1986
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Arts
School of Music  (continued)
The B.Mus. is not subject to the jurisdiction of an accreditation
board, but the Department does interact with the music community as
an outside "professional body."
5. The department has "special problems which in many other universities
have given rise to a somewhat different position than that belonging
to a department."
It is understood that the term "school" is a common one for
counterparts of the U.B.C. Music Department in other universities.
The motion was put and carried.
Faculty of Education
Suspension of admission to the B.Ed. Special Education Program
The following proposal had been circulated:
Two years ago the Faculty of Education, faced with the need to make
substantial budget reductions, recommended the suspension of the B.Ed.
(Special Education). Senate gave approval for the suspension of
admission successively to the first year and second year of this program.
Despite efforts on the part of a community group to raise funds for the
support of research and instruction in this field, resources are still
insufficient to warrant permitting a further intake of students.
Accordingly, I recommend that the following statement be approved by
"The Faculty of Education is unable to offer the first,
second and third years of the B.Ed. (Special Education) in
1986-87. Qualified students will be accepted into the
fourth year. Students with a particular interest in
Special Education should enrol in the appropriate year of
the B.Ed. (Elementary) degree program with a concentration
in Special Education."
It is the intention of the Faculty to offer Special
Education streams in the revised B.Ed, programs currently
under consideration by the Senate Curriculum Committee.
Dr. McKie     )  That the proposed restriction on
Dr. Dennison  ) enrolment for the First, Second and
Third Years of the B.Ed. (Special
Education) program be approved. 8630.
March 19, 1986
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Education
Suspension     of     admission     to     the     B.Ed.      Special     Education     Program
In  response   to  a  query,   Dr.   McKie  stated   that   the  B.Ed.   (Elementary)
with   a   concentration   in   Special   Education  has   considerably  less   Special
Education   content   than   the   Five-Year   program.     He   stated   that   in  a  new
proposal   from   the   Faculty,   currently  under   consideration   by  the  Senate
Curriculum   Committee,    there   are   two   options   for   Special   Education*     one
at     the     Elementary     level     and     one     at     the     Secondary     level.       The
concentration   that  may  be  obtained   in  Special   Education   in  both  of  those
options   is   somewhere   between   the   B.Ed.    (Elementary)   and   the   Five-Year
Special  Education.
After   further discussion  the motion was put and  carried.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions  Committee
Guided  Independent  Study
The    Committee    recommended    that    the    following    statement    regarding
guided  independent  study courses  be deleted from the  Calendar:
Students who fail in the final examination and the
supplemental in any one guided independent study course
will not be permitted to register again for that course
under  guided independent  study.
It was stated that the material circulated that the limitation on
repeating a guided independent study course is not consistent with the
general  regulations  applicable  to all  Faculties,   (p.18,   col.2):
(i) except in special cases, no student may repeat a
course, other than English 100 or Mathematics 100, more
than once; 8631.
March 19, 1986
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions committee
Guided Independent Study  (continued)
Dr. Finnegan  ) That the recommendation of the
Dr. Elder     )  Admissions Committee to delete the
Calendar statement regarding the
limitation on repeating guided
independent study courses be approved.
Nominating committee
At its meeting of January 15, 1986, Senate agreed to the establishment
of an ad hoc committee to inventory procedures for dealing with student
appeals and, if appropriate, to recommend campus-wide procedures to be
adopted, in addition to allowing each Faculty and School to maintain
procedures distinct to that Faculty or School.
The Nominating Committee recommended the following membership:
Ms. P. M. Arthur - Law
Mr. P. L. Bryden - Law (non-Senator)
Mrs. C J. R. Jillings - Nursing
Mr. M. G. McMillan - Convocation
Dr. R. Stewart - Chemistry
Dean W. A. Webber - Medicine
Dr. Elder     )  That the recommendations of the
Mrs. Fulton   ) Nominating Committee be approved.
Committee on Student Awards
Dr. Williams   )  That the new awards (listed in the
Dr. Gilbert   )  Appendix) be accepted subject to the
approval of the Board of Governors
and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Carried 8632.
March 19, 1986
Reports of Committees of senate (continued)
Ad hoc Committee on Grades and Grading Practices
Dr.    Robitaille,     chairman    of    the    Committee,     presented    the    following
report which had been circulated:
"This committee was set up following the April 1985 meeting of Senate
with a mandate to "investigate alternatives to the present grading
system." The committee has considered the two reports of the Senate ad
hoc Committee on Courses that were presented to Senate in March and May
of 1984, a report to Senate in March 1985 concerning conversion to a
decimal grade-reporting system, and a petition on the matter of
deadlines for withdrawals that was presented to Senate in March 1985.
In addition, the Committee studied the grading systems presently in use
at a number of Canadian universities and a paper describing the results
of a major survey of grading systems utilized in post-secondary
institutions  in Canada and  the United states.
The Committee on Courses, in the first of its two reports, presented
three recommendations  to Senate.
1. That the two week nominal drop-add time be lengthened to three weeks
in the  case  of  two    term courses.
2. That the "N" grade be abolished. Students not writing a final
examination or otherwise not completing the requirements of a course
in which they remain registered should, where circumstances do not
warrant deferred  standing,   be given  a grade  of   "F".
3. That the Senate ad hoc Committee on Courses be charged with the
responsibility of soliciting the views of the Faculties on the
inclusion of numerical averages on students' transcripts and making
recommendations to Senate on this matter.
All three recommendations were adopted at the March 21, 1984 meeting of
The second report of the Committee contained three further
4. That sessional averages (for each winter Session) and cumulative
averages (for all courses taken at UBC) be included on students'
transcripts, and that these averages be based on unit-weighted marks
of all courses attempted, except courses for which no marks are
normally  given. .
5. That a single cumulative average should cover all of a student's
undergraduate studies at UBC, and that a new cumulative average be
begun when a student  enters a graduate Faculty.
6. That numerical marks be given to all students registered in a course,
whether or not a final examination had been written, and that the
"DNW" mark should   not  be  used. 8633.
March 19, 1986
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Grades and Grading Practices  (continued)
These were referred to the Faculties for discussion in the fall of
1984. Responses indicated a generally high level of agreement with the
three recommendations although some concern was expressed about the
value or validity of a cumulative average, and the possible impact of
such averages on a student's record.
At the October 19 84 meeting of Senate, the following recommendation from
the Faculty of Arts was considered and referred to the Faculties for
7.  That UBC adopt a decimal system for  reporting grades  in all  courses.
This   recommendation was endorsed by all  of the Faculties.
The present committee recommends that UBC discard its present system of
grading and adopt a scheme that is more like those in use at comparable
institutions. A report-*- published by the American Association of
Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers states that over 90% of
the more than 1600 institutions which responded to their survey,
including 60 Canadian institutions, use a letter-grade system (A, B,
C,...)   and  that 95%  use a 4-point  scale.
The following is a list of specific characteristics of the grading
system which the committee proposes be adopted at UBC.
1. Grades for all courses, regardless of unit value, will be based on a
percentage system. The minimum and maximum marks for all courses
will  be  0 and  100,   respectively.
2. The system of unit values will be changed to correspond more closely
to a semester hours or credit system. Under the new system, a 1.5
unit course will become a 3-credit course; a 3.0 unit course, a
6-credit course;     and so on.
3. Transcripts will include a numerical and a letter grade for each
course, as well as the number of grade points awarded for the
course.     The  following categories of  grades will be  used:
Percent Letter-Grade Grade Points/Unit
80-100% A
70-79% B
65-6 9% C+
60-64% C
50-59% D
0-49% F
iQuann, James c. (1984) "Grades and Grading: Historical Perspectives and
the 1982 AACRAO Study." Washington, D.C: American Assoication of Collegiate
Registrars  and  Admissions officers. 8634.
March 19, 1986
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Grades and Grading Practices  (continued)
4. in addition to the percent, the letter-grade equivalent, and the
number of grade points, the entry for each course on the transcript
will include the number of credits awarded for the course, the total
number of students registered in the course, and, for courses where
the enrolment is greater than 12, the course average across all
sections of same course. The course average will be reported as a
letter grade.
5. Yearly averages, calculated on the basis of the grade point scores
for each course, and expressed as a weighted grade-point average
(GPA) on a 4-point scale, will be reported on the transcript.
6. Degree averages, calculated on the basis of percentage grades, will
be reported when a program leading to a degree, diploma, or
certificate has been successfully completed. The precise details of
which courses to include in calculating degree averages are to be
decided by each Faculty.
7. Degree standings, expressed as class I, ii, or Pass, will continue to
be used by those Faculties wishing to do so.
8. in addition to the letter-grade categories listed above, the
following may also be assigned:
E - exempt.  (Excluded from calculation of G.P.A.)
J - "adjudicated pass" in that credit is granted and the course need
not be repeated although progress to a more advanced course in the
subject is not automatic and may be forbidden. (Weighted as 1.0 in
calculating G.P.A.)
P - requirements of subject completed satisfactorily, no quality
grade assigned, credit granted where applicable. (Excluded from
calculation of G.P.A.)
S - supplemental privilege granted.
SD - standing deferred.  (Excluded from calculation of G.P.A.)
T - thesis in progress, graduating essay not submitted, course
continuing. For undergraduate courses a grade of "T" may be used
only in connection with graduating essays, and must be replaced by a
percent and letter grade within one calendar year of the end of the
term in which the student was first registered in the course;
otherwise, it will be changed to an "F".
W - withdrawal.  (See paragraphs 10-12)
9. There is no provision for a grade of "Incomplete," and a grade must
be submitted for each student registered in each course. 8635.
March 19, 1986
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Grades and Grading Practices  (continued)
10. Students may officially withdraw from courses in which they are
registered at any time up to the end of the sixth week of class for
courses which are offered in a single term, and of the twelfth week
for courses which span two terms. if a student withdraws from a
course within the first two weeks of a course offered in one term o
within the first three weeks of a course offered over two terms, no
record of that withdrawal will appear on the transcript. Official
withdrawals outside those dates will be noted on the transcript by a
grade of "W". Such grades will not be included in computing
averages. Fee refunds for offical withdrawals will be calculated on
a pro-rata basis.
11. Students may officially withdraw from courses outside the limits
described in paragraph 10 only with the permission of the Dean of the
Faculty concerned. Such withdrawals will be recorded as "W" on the
students' transcripts.
12. Faculties may, at their discretion, limit the number of "W" grades
permitted to a student. Any withdrawals in excess of that limit that
would normally produce a grade of "W" will result in assignment of an
"F" for the course or courses involved. Normally, a student may not
withdraw from a course more than once."
Dr. Robitaille ) That the report be adopted.
Dr. Bulley    )
in response to a query as to whether the course average could be
reported as a percentage average rather than a letter grade, Dr.
Robitaille stated that it could be but the committee had argued that every
time a grade change was submitted the course average (item 4) would have
to be changed on every students' transcript.
Dr. Ingman-Baker then went on to ask the rationale for calculating a
yearly average on the basis of the grade point scores, she was concerned
that a grade point yearly average would not accurately reflect a student's
performance and sited as an example the differential between 70% and 79%.
Dr. Robitaille agreed that the yearly average could be expressed in
percentages if that were the wish of senate. 8636.
March 19, 1986
Reports of Committees of senate
Ad hoc Committee on Grades and Grading Practices  (continued)
in response to further queries, Dr. Robitaille stated that the average
being calculated was a degree average not a cumulative average and that it
would be up to each Department or Faculty to decide which courses to
include. Regarding the inclusion of both the percentage and the grade
point score, he stated that the Committee had tried to ensure that the
system adopted was as comprehensible to other institutions as possible and
less likely to put UBC students at a disadvantage. There was nothing in
the report that would prevent a Department or Faculty from using the
percentage scores to select students for prizes or admissions if they felt
that the grade point results on the transcripts did not provide enough
Dr. Wisenthal commented that the only real argument advanced in favour
of also reporting a letter grade equivalent seemed to be that UBC students
are placed at a disadvantage and he felt that the University needed more
evidence of that before overturning the present marking system. He felt
that the introduction of recommendations 2 and 3 would create enormous
confusion for many faculty members at this institution.
Dean Will stated that he had not anticipated a proposal for a grade
point average and a letter grade layered on top of a decimal system and
that he was not convinced that both were necessary. He referred to
comments made by previous speakers to the effect that the letter grade
system would not serve in every sense the purposes of the Faculty of Law
and that the Faculty of Medicine would have difficulty with a 4.0 as being
the top of the range. He felt that many Faculties might have other reasons 8637.
March 19, 1986
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Grades and Grading Practices (continued)
to be concerned about the possible implications of adopting the proposed
system and therefore suggested that the report be referred to the
Faculties for consideration.
Dean Will went on to say that he was concerned about item 10 of the
proposal which would change the policy on unofficial course withdrawals.
He reminded Senate that it was only eighteen months ago that Senate
abolished the "N" standing for students who did not write final
examinations or otherwise complete the requirements of a course. He felt
that it was too soon to be entertaining another way of handling this
problem. With respect to yearly averages Dean will stated that the
Faculty of Arts is opposed to percentage averages because they are not
satisfied at how "F" standings without a numeric grade would be treated in
calculating an average.
Dean Will     ) That the report be referred to
Dr. Elder     ) the Faculties for consideration;
the Faculties to respond no later
than October   31,   1986.
In  amendment:
Ms.  Arthur )   That  the motion be  amended to  read:
Dr.  Ingman-Baker)  That the report be  referred to the
Faculties  for consideration;     the
Faculties to ensure that there
be student input, and respond no later
than October 31, 1986.
The chairman confirmed that the responses of the Faculties would be
forwarded to the Committee for report back to Senate.
The motion to refer, as amended, was put and carried.
Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
Emeritus status
The Conmittee recommended that the following be granted eligibility for
emeritus status:
Dr. R. W. Burling      - Professor Emeritus of Oceanography
Dr. A. L. Farley      - Professor Emeritus of Geography 8638.
March 19, 1986
Report of the Tributes Committee
Emeritus status (continued)
Dr. Norman C Franz
Dr. C. L. Friedman
Dr. R. Cameron Harrison
Miss Doris E. Haslam
Mrs. Mary A. Hill
Mr. Joseph R. Johnson
Dr. F. A. Kaempffer
Dr. T. Y. Lin
Dr. C. J. G. MacKenzie
Mrs. Beryl E. March
Dr. L. G. Mitten
Dr. R. B. Morris
Mrs. Doreen E. Walker
Dr. W. G. Wellington
Professor  Emeritus of  Harvesting and Wood
Associate Professor Emerita of Anatomy
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Assistant professor Emerita of Nursing
Associate Professor Emerita of Social Work
Associate  Professor  Emeritus  of  Physical
Education and Recreation
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Professor  Emeritus  of  Health  care  and
Professor Emerita of Animal Science
Professor Emeritus of Commerce and Business
Professor Emeritus of Music
Senior   instructor   Emerita of  Fine  Arts
Professor Emeritus of Plant science
Dr. Dennison  )
Dr. Stewart   )
That the recommendations of the
Tributes Committee concerning
emeritus status be approved.
Memorial Minutes
The following memorial minutes had been prepared in accordance with the
custom of Senate in recognition by the University and senate of the late
Elizabeth Kenny McCann, the late Harry J. Franklin, and the late Norman
MacKenzie. 8639.
March 19,   1986
Report of the Tributes Committee
Memorial Minutes  (continued)
Elizabeth Kenny McCann was born in Vancouver in 1917. From the age of 16,
when she first began her training as a nurse, she devoted her life to the
study of her chosen field and the professional development of generations
of health care practitioners who followed her. But Beth McCann was more
than a faculty member in the School of Nursing, despite her long
association. She had a special relationship with students who, in turn,
respected her advice and sensed her timeless devotion to their needs.
As the recipient of a Kellogg Fellowship in 1952, Beth McCann undertook
graduate study which helped her contribute to her reputation as a leading
force in the revision of nursing education in this province.
She was Acting Director of the School from 19 67 to 1971 and served two
terms on the University Senate.
There were few professional associations in which Beth McCann failed to
play a leading role. Her responsibilities included the Presidency of
Nurse Administrators Association and the Vancouver chapter of the
Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia.
Beth McCann also offered her time willingly to numerous activities on the
University campus. At graduation ceremonies, on the Board of the Faculty
Club, and on the Alumni Association, her involvement was often sought and
always respected.
On her retirement, Beth McCann continued to devote her time to building an
ongoing relationship with fellow professionals through her leadership in
Alumni organizations of the School of Nursing.
Loved by her students, respected by her colleagues and valued by her
friends, Beth McCann embodied all the best qualities of a warm and humane
university teacher.
To her surviving family the Senate of this University extends its deepest
Dr. Dennison  )  That the memorial statement for
Mrs. Jillings  )  Elizabeth Kenny McCann be spread
on the minutes of Senate and that
a copy be sent to the relatives
of the deceased.
Carried 8640.
March 19, 1986
Report of the Tributes Committee
Memorial Minutes  (continued)
HARRY J. FRANKLIN (1922-1986)
One of the most valuable resources upon which universities depend is the
individual and collective support of their alumni. In the late Harry
Franklin The University of British Columbia found a source of loyalty
rarely equalled.
Harry Franklin attended this university from 1946 until 1949, graduating
with a degree in economics. From his undergraduate years until the day of
his death, his energetic support of his Alma Mater never wavered. He
spared no effort or begrudged any time in rallying the voice of the wider
community on behalf of the university.
As an undergraduate, Harry Franklin was an outstanding athlete and his
interest in sports and recreation, particularly for youth, continued
throughout his life. He devoted many hours to the coaching and
administration of basketball, his favourite sport.
After graduation he became involved with the Alumni Association, first as
a volunteer in his capacity as chairman of fund raising and home coming
activities. Later, in 1972, Mr. Franklin accepted the position as
Executive Director of the Association.
Harry Franklin served on the Senate from his appointment in 1979 to the
time of his sudden death in January 1986. He entered into the activities
of Senate with the same enthusiasm which characterized his efforts in so
many fields. He became a passionate advocate of those values which he had
long supported.
To his sons, Bill and Harry, and to other members of his family, the
Senate of the University extends its deepest sympathy.
Dr. Dennison  ) That the memorial statement for
Mr. McMillan  )  Harry J. Franklin be spread on
the minutes of Senate and that
a copy be sent to the relatives
of the deceased.
Carried 8641.
March 19, 1986
Report of the Tributes Committee
Memorial Minutes (continued)
NORMAN A. M. MacKENZIE (1894-1986)
With the passing of Norman MacKenzie this university has lost one of the
last of the great educators and visionaries whose names have become
synonymous with The University of British Columbia.
"Larry" MacKenzie, as he was affectionately known to faculty and students,
became the third President of the university. He served from 19 44 to
1962, years in which U.B.C. witnessed phenomenal growth in its enrolment,
in its physical plant, and, above all, in the complexity of its
operation. President MacKenzie inherited a small provincial university;
he passed on to his successor an institution of higher learning equal to
any in this nation.
In a period when Canada was singularly fortunate in the quality of its
leaders in higher education, Norman MacKenzie stood as one of the
greatest. His unshaken belief in access to advanced learning for all who
could benefit was reflected in his tireless efforts to persuade
governments at every level to invest in the future by placing education at
the apex of public policy. Dr. MacKenzie saw Canada's youth as its most
precious asset and its greatest hope for the future.
As just one illustration of his remarkable foresight, Dr. MacKenzie's
influential voice in the recommendations of the (Massey) Royal Commission
on National Development of the Arts, Letters and Sciences in 1951 helped
to ensure for Canada a system of colleges and universities during the
period when its need was never greater.
In his long and productive life, Norman MacKenzie served his country in
ways rarely equalled — he was a soldier, decorated in action; a student
and a teacher of the law; an educator of unbounded influence; a builder
of ideals as well as material resources; a member of the Senate of
Canada; — and a warm and compassionate human being. He left a legacy to
his country which will be ever enshrined in its history.
Dr. MacKenzie chaired this body for almost two decades. His tenure was
noted for his wisdom, his dignity, and his respect for all who took part
in its deliberations. Few men were more loved — few will be longer
To his wife, Margaret, his children and their families, the Senate of this
University extends its deepest sympathy.
Dr. Dennison   )  That the memorial statement for
Rev. Burns    )  Norman MacKenzie be spread on
the minutes of Senate and that
a copy be sent to the relatives
of the deceased.
Car ri ed 8642.
March 19, 1986
The meeting adjourned at 9.30 p.m.
The   next  regular   meeting   of   Senate  will   be   held   on Wednesday,   April  23,
Chairman 8643.
March 19, 1986
New awards recommended to Senate
D. Harold Copp Prize in physiology - A prize in the amount of approximately
$250 will be awarded to the student with the highest standing in the first
year Medical/Dental course in Human physiology. The award will be made on
the recommendation of the Department of Physiology. (Available 1985/86
Winter Session)
Freeman & Company Scholarship - The firm of Freeman & Company, Barristers
and Solicitors, has donated an annual scholarship in the amount of tuition
fees payable by a second year law student entering the third year of legal
studies who has demonstrated academic excellence in the fields of commercial
and business law. The award will be made on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Law.  (Available 1986/87 Winter Session)
Homestake Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of approximately $1,000
will be made available annually by the Homestake Mineral Development
Company, to a student entering the fourth year of Geological Sciences or
Geological Engineering. The award will be made on the recommendation of the
Head, Department of Geological Sciences, to a student who exhibits
leadership and organizational qualities in both academic and extracurricular activities, and shows evidence of a long-term interest in
economic geology and mining.  (Available 1986/87 Winter Session)
Jones McCloy Prize in Commercial Transactions - A prize in the amount of
$500, the gift of Jones McCloy, Barristers and Solicitors, will be offered
annually to a law student who achieves high academic standing in Law 310
(Commercial Transactions). The award will be made on the recommendation of
the Faculty of Law.  (Available 1985/8 6 winter Session)
Katherine M. MacMillan Bursary - A bursary in the amount of approximately
$5 00 has been endowed by Katherine M. MacMillan. The award will be used to
assist a deserving candidate pursuing a Master's degree in Nursing.
(Available 1986/8 7 Winter Session)
P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter B Bursary for the Blind - A bursary in the amount
of $50 0 is offered by Chapter B, P.E.O. Sisterhood, to a registered blind
woman student beginning or continuing her studies towards a degree at The
University of British Columbia. Applicants will be considered on the basis
of academic standing as well as financial need. (Available 1986/87 winter
Russell & DuMoulin Prize in Trusts - One or more prizes to a total of $750,
the gift of Russell & DuMoulin, Barristers and Solicitors, will be offered
annually to law students who achieve high academic standing in Law 338
(Trusts). The award will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty of
Law.  (Available 1985/8 6 Winter Session) 8644.
March 19, 1986
New awards recommended to Senate  (continued)
John D. Spouge Bursary - An annual bursary of $500 has been established from
contributions by friends and colleagues of John Spouge in recognition of his
outstanding service to the Faculty of Dentistry. The award will be made
available to an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate student of the
Faculty of Dentistry, with preference if possible for a student at a later
than normal entry age for the particular program. (Available 1986/87 Winter
Steven Volrich Memorial Bursary - The members of the Law class of 1984 have
established a bursary in the amount of $100 in memory of their classmate,
Steven Volrich. His classmates wish to honour the courage and undaunted
spirit displayed by Steven in his battle with cancer. The bursary will be
awarded to a law student who requires financial assistance, with preference
given to a law student with a medical or physical disability. (Available
19 86/8 7 winter Session)


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