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 624.
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938,
The first regular meeting of the Senate of The
University of British Columbia for the Session 1938-39
was held on Wednesday, October 19th, 1938, at 8:00 p.m.,
in the Board and Senate Room.
Present:  President L. S. Klinck (in the Chair),
Dean F. M. Clement, Dean J. N. Finlayson, Dean D.
Buchanan, Dr. Blythe Eagles, Dr. D. G. Laird, Dr. M. Y.
Williams, Mr. A. H. Finlay, Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale,
Major H. C. Holmes, Mr. A. R. Lord, Dr. V. L. Denton,
Mr. William Morgan, Mr. H. T. Logan, Dr. G. G. Sedgewick,
Mr. Sherwood Lett, Miss M. L. Bollert, Miss A. B.
Jamieson, Mr. P. A. Boving, Mr. John C. Oliver, Dr.
Evlyn F. Farris and Mr. J. N. Burnett.
Expressions of regret at their inability to attend
the meeting were received from Judge Howay, Mr. J. N.
Harvey, Mr. P. H. Elliott, Miss Isobel Harvey and Mr.
Sydney Anderson.
Mr. Finlay)
Mr. Boving) That the minutes of the fifth
regular meeting for the Session
1937-38, held August 26th, 1938,
be taken as read, and adopted.
Carried
For the information of Senate, a statement of
registration for the Session 1938-39 was presented,
copies being circulated to members of the Senate.  The
total number of students enrolled as at October 7th,
1938, was 2275. A
625.
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938.
For the information of Senate the following report
was read setting forth the action taken at a meeting of
Heads of Departments, called by the President, aad held
on September 9th, to study the question of adjustment
of time-table made necessary by increased enrolment,-
1. That there be four periods in the morning,
8:30 to 12:30.
2. That the noon period be one hour, 12:30 to
1:30, in which absolutely no lectures nor
laboratories shall be held.
3. That there be four afternoon periods, 1:30 to
5:30, and no lectures nor laboratories (except
extra-sessional classes) be held after 5:30.
4. That in the first instance the present three
morning periods be moved back (i.e., earlier)
one half hour, and that the Chairmen of the
Time-Table Committees be authorized to make
necessary adjustments having in mind conflicts and accommodation.
. A letter from the President was read announcing that
Dr. W. Ivor Jennings, visiting professor in the Department of Economics, Political Science, Commerce and Sociology, would be the speaker for the Autumn Congregation.
Notices of Appointment of Committees
Appointments by President Klinck of Standing
Committees:
Committee on Calendar
Mr. F. H. Soward (Chairman)
Mr. A. H. Finlay
Dr. D. G. Laird
Mr. A. R. Lord
Mr. William Morgan '  • 626.
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938.
>
Press Committee
Mr. A. E. Lord (Chairman)
Dr. V. L. Denton
Mr. A. A. Webster
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Judge F. W. Howay (Chairman)
Dr. Evlyn F. Farris
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick
j Dean D. Buchanan
r * Mr. P. A. Boving
Committee on Recognition by Institutions
in the British Empire
President L. S. Klinck
Dean D. Buchanan
Dean F. M. Clement
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Committee on Military Education
The Chancellor
The Dean of Arts and Science
The Dean of Applied Science
The President of the Alma Mater Society
| The President )
The Officer Commanding) ei-°rricl°
:
Appointments by President Klinck of Representatives on University Committees:
On Management of the Gymnasium
Mr. J. C. Oliver
On Public Relations
Mr. Sydney Anderson
L
On Senate Elections, 1939
Dean D. Buchanan, Chairman
Dean F. M. Clement
Mr. A. E. Lord
On Affiliation of a Roman Catholic College
Dean D. Buchanan (Chairman)
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Mr. P. A. Boving
Miss A. B. Jamieson
Mr. Sherwood Lett
Dr. G. G. Sedgewick
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale 627.
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938,
Library Committee - Nominations by the Faculties
Faculty of Arts and Science
Mr. T. Larsen
Dr. M. Y. Williams
Dr. Isabel Maclnnes
Faculty
of
App
lied Science
Mr.
A
. H.
Finlay
Faculty
of
Agriculture
Dr. Blythe Eagles
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Oliver   ) That the nominations of the
Faculties be approved.
Carried
From the Board of Governors
Alterations in Regulations governing the
Limitation of Enrolment
A communication from the President was received,
announcing that the Board of Governors, at a meeting
held on September 7th, 1938, had passed a resolution
that limitation be not enforced for the Academic Year
1938-39.  Limitation would still stand in the Teacher
Training Course and in Second Year Nursing, but not in
First Year Arts and Science and Agriculture or Second
Year Applied Science.
At a meeting on September 26th, 1938, the Board
of Governors passed a resolution that limitation in
Second Year Nursing and Health be raised from 20 to 25.
The communication was received for the information
of Senate. 628.
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938,
Matriculation Scholarships
The recommendations of the Senate respecting the
resolving of the tie between Robert Mack Lane and John
Malcolm Russell Margeson, and the awarding of a special
scholarship to Albert Desmond Turner, Senior Matriculant, had been approved by the Board of Governors on
August 29th, 1938.
Re-organization of the Committees on Physical
Education and on the Management of the Gymnasium
A communication from the Board of Governors was
received, together with a copy of letters from Dr. G. M.
Shrum relative to a proposed re-organization of the
Committees on Physical Education, and on the Management
of the Gymnasium.  The Board had agreed that this
matter be referred to the Faculty Council.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Sedgewick ) That the matter be referred
to the Faculty Council.
Carried
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
A list of the Autumn Awards of Prizes, Scholarships
and Bursaries made by the Chairman of Senate on the
recommendation of the Joint Faculty Committee in conformity with the resolution of Senate of December 18th,
1929, was submitted for the information of Senate.
A report of the Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes I
4
629.
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938,
and Scholarships in reference to the award of Special
Bursaries was received for the information of Senate.
The Committee had found itself faced with total
requests amounting to $16,128.00 with only $7,175.00
available.  The strictest scrutiny of every case and
the greatest economy in allotment of money had, therefore, been necessary.  The attention of Senate was drawn
to the high academic standing of the greater proportion
of applicants for aid.
The Chairman expressed great appreciation for the
painstaking and thorough way in which the Committee had
dealt with the distribution of the bursaries.
It was pointed out that the work of the Committee
involved a personal Interview with every one of the
candidates.
A letter from Dr. D. 0. Evans, Head of the Department of Modern Languages, was received, announcing that
the French Consul for Western Canada had succeeded in
obtaining for the University the award of a second
French Government Scholarship for this year, and stating
that the award had been made to Mr. A. E. Carter.  The
award of two scholarships to The University of British
Columbia in a single year by the French Government
constituted a precedent. 4
I
630.
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938.
Dean Buchanan    )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That the Secretary be instructed to write to the
French Consul for Western
Canada expressing the
appreciation of The University of British Columbia
for the second Scholarship
made available, for Mr.
Carter.
Carried
From the Faculties
A report was received in regard to Supplemental
Examinations, Special Examinations and Re-readings, for
the information of Senate.
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
Dean Buchanan presented the list of candidates in
the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Burnett  ) That the degrees of M.A., B.A.
and B.Com., as recommended by
the Faculty of Arts and
Science, be conferred upon
those whose names appear in
the report.
Carried
Dean Finlayson presented the report of the Faculty
of Applied Science.
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Finlay    ) That the degree of M.A.Sc. be
conferred upon those whose
names appear in the report;
and that the degree of B.A.Sc,
be conferred upon the three
whose standing is complete.
Carried t
t
p
631.
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Williams  ) That the matter of conferring
the degree of B.A.Sc. upon
J. W. Hoadley - now subject to
his passing Special Examinations - be left in the hands of
the Chairman of Senate, the
Secretary, and the Dean of the
Faculty of Applied Science.
Carried
Dean Clement presented the report of the Faculty
of Agriculture.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Eagles  ) That the degree of B.S.A. be conferred upon those whose names
appear in the report.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Burnett  ) That the Social Service Diploma
be granted to those whose names
are listed in the report.
Carried
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Williams  ) That the diploma in Public
Health Nursing be granted to
the two whose names appear in
the report.
Carried
It was agreed that the report on Degrees and
Diplomas be released to the press.
Christmas Examination Procedure
Recommendations of the Joint Faculty Committee on
Christmas Examination Procedure had been approved by
the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Agriculture, but were under consideration by the Faculty of 632.
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938,
Arts and Science together with the whole question of the
holding of Third and Fourth Year examinations, and the
actual number of days to be taken for the Christmas
Examinations had not been determined.
The Faculties asked that they be given power to act
in this matter.
Dean Finlayson)
Major Holmes  ) That the Faculties be given
power to act in the matter.
Carried
Language Requirements
In regard to the request of the Parent-Teacher
Federation that the foreign language requirement be
dropped, which had been referred to the Faculties by
Senate, the Faculties recommended:
"That the request of the Parent-Teacher
Federation regarding the foreign language
requirement be not granted."
Dean Buchanan )
Dean Finlayson) That the recommendation of
the Faculties be approved.
Carried
Professional Training of Graduates in
Home Economics
A report from the Faculties was received relative
to a request made by the Provincial Department of Education regarding the possibility of students from British
Columbia, who have graduated in Home Economics in the
University of Manitoba, taking their professional train- 633.
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938.
ing in The University of British Columbia.  The Faculties recommended:
"That these students be admitted to
the Teacher Training Course on a
basis similar to that applying to
other students."
Dean Clement     )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That the recommendation of
the Faculties be approved.
Carried
High School Curriculum
General Science V.
The course of study for General Science V of the
High School curriculum was presented, and the question
of the acceptance of this course for students entering
the Faculty of Arts and Science and not intending to do
major work in a science in the University or to enter
the Faculty of Agriculture or the Faculty of Applied
Science, was considered.
Attention was called to the fact that the revised
courses in Physics and Chemistry for Grade XII had not
yet been drawn up but would probably be ready in the
near future.
The following recommendation was presented by the
Faculties,-
"That we approve, without prejudice, the
programme for General Science V for the
year 1938-39, but that the whole question of the content of this course be
taken under revision when the special 1
634.
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938,
courses in Physics and Chemistry for
Grade XII are being considered."
Dean Buchanan)
Dean Clement ) That the recommendation of
the Faculties be approved.
Carried
Geography II.
The course of study for Geography II of the High
School curriculum was presented, and It was recommended
by the Faculties that the course in Geogrephy II as
prepared by the Department of Education be accepted for
1938-39.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Williams) That the recommendation of
the Faculties be approved.
Carried
From the Faculty of Arts and Science
A communication was received stating that provision
for the following classes had been made:
Winter Session
Mathematics 15 - Higher Algebra
Economics 7    - Corporation Economics
Extra-Sessional Classes
History 2      - The History of Canada
Government 3   - Imperial Problems
Directed Reading Courses
English 2
Philosophy 7   - Philosophy of Education. 635.
/
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938,
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Boving   ) That these courses be approved.
Carried
From the Faculty of Applied Science
A communication was received from the Faculty of
Applied Science recommending that Geology 4, which had
been transferred from the Fourth to the Fifth Year of
Geological Engineering - a change that would increase
the number of lectures in the Fifth Year - be transferred back to the Fourth Year.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. Williams  ) That the recommendation of
the Faculty of Applied Science
be approved.
Carried
From the Faculty of Agriculture
The following recommendation from the Faculty of
Agriculture was received:
'{ "That in the course of study for the
Second Year, Biology 2 be added to
the list of Electives "A".
' Dean Clement)
Mr. Boving  ) That the recommendation of the
Faculty be approved.
ff Carried
Dean Clement presented a statement in regard to
I
instruction in Agriculture 1, and pointed out that,
owing to the large registration and the consequent overcrowding in this class, it was impossible to give effi- 636.
P
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938,
clent laboratory instruction and hence the work would
A have to be carried on mainly by lecture-demonstrations.
The statement was received for the information of
Senate.  Senate noted that the requirements of the
Calendar in regard to the laboratory work in Agriculture
' 1 were not being fulfilled, this being due to the lack
of accommodation.
1
Constitution of a new Department of Commerce
i A communication from the Board of Governors was
received, requesting the Senate to create out of the
existing Department of Economics, Political Science,
Commerce and Sociology, a separate Department to be
designated the Department of Commerce or such other
designation as the Senate may determine.
Mr. Boving  )
Dean Clement) That a Committee be appointed
by the Chair to study the matter
and to report to the Senate at
. the next meeting.
%\ Carried
i Reports of Committees
On Honorary Degrees
:{ Dr. Farris, on behalf of the Committee on Honorary
Degrees, presented the following report:
"  The Committee respectfully recommends that
if such a course be found acceptable, upon the
occasion of their Majesties' visit to Vancouver
in the Spring of 1939, the Senate of The University of British Columbia confer upon His 637.
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Wednesday, October 19th, 1938
Most Excellent Majesty George the Sixth by
the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland,
and the British Dominions beyond the Seas,
King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of
India, and upon Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth,
the degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa."
Dr. Farris   )
Dr. Sedgewick) That the report of the
Committee on Honorary
Degrees be adopted.
Carried
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Farris   ) That the Committee on Honorary
Degrees be empowered to carry
on correspondence with the
Department of State at Ottawa
relative to the acceptability
of the proposal; and to make
such other enquiries as are
suitable to the occasion.
Carried
On Procedure in regard to the Election
of Chancellor and Members of Senate:
On behalf of the Committee, Dr. Eagles presented
a report.  The proposed changes in the University Act
which had been prepared by the University Solicitor were
read.
Dr. Eagles)
Dr. Farris) That the report of the Committee
be approved.
The question was asked as to whether or not the
proposed amendments to the University Act would be made
in time to become operative for the next Senate Elections in 1939.
In Amendment: r -i
V 638.
•
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938.
Mr. Lett      )
Mr, A. R. Lord) That the report of the Committee be received, that
copies of the report be circulated to all members of
Senate, and that an adjourned
meeting of the Senate be
arranged for the consideration
of the report.
Carried
Dr. Sedgewick)
Dr. Eagles   ) That an adjourned meeting be
held on Wednesday, October 26th.
Carried
It was agreed that an effort should be made to
have the proposed amendments, if approved by Senate,
passed at the coming session of the Legislature.
On Senate Elections, 1939
It was agreed that this item be laid on the table
to be taken up at the adjourned meeting of the Senate.
On Preparation of Report on Award of
Prizes and Scholarships
On behalf of the Committee, Dr. Eagles presented
a report of progress.
On General Science V and Health and Physical
Education as Matriculation Subjects
Dean Buchanan reported on behalf of the Committee.
The Committee had not been called upon to meet, and the
matter of General Science V had already been dealt with. Pages 633-
The matter of Health and Physical Education would come
before a later meeting of the Senate.  It was agreed 639.
Wednesday, October 19th, 1938.
that the Committee be discharged.
A letter from the Secretary-Treasurer of the
Canadian Bar Association, expressing appreciation for
the contribution made by the University to the success
of the Annual Meeting of the Association through the
holding of a Special Congregation, was read and ordered
filed.
The meeting adjourned.
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