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Array Wednesday,  December 12, 1962    3186
The third regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columtoia for the Session 1962-63 was
held on Wednesday, Decemtoer 12, 1962, at 8:00 p.m., in the
Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:  President J.B. Macdonald (in the Chair),
Mrs. H. F. Angus, Dr. J. C Berry, Rev. J. Blewett,
Mrs. T. R. Boggs, Mr. F. L. Burnham, Dean S.N.F. Chant,
Mr. M. Collins, Mr. A. P. Dawe, Dean B. A. Eagles, Dr. G. R.
Elliott, Mr. C. A. Emery, Dean W. H. Gage, Rev. E. Garvey,
Dr. W. C. Gibson, Mr. C C. Gourlay, Mr. G. C Hacker,
Dr. W. H. Hickman, Mr. W. Ireland, Dr. J.E.A. Kania,
Mr. J. S. Keate, Dr. J. L. Keays, Mr. F. M. Knapp,
Mr. L. J. Ladner, Mr. S. L. Lipson, Mr. R. R. Loffmark,
Dr. J. R. Mcintosh, Dr. H. McLennan, Dean E. D. MacPhee,
Dean A. W. Matthews, Mr. D. F. Miller, Mr. F. A. Morrison,
Dean D. M. Myers, Mr. E. P. Nicol, Mr. H. N. Parrott, Dean
G. N. Perry, Dr. A. J. Renney, Dr. W. Robbins, Mr. J. V.
Rogers, Dean N. V. Scarfe, Dr. R. F. Sharp, Dean F. H.
Soward, Mr. E.C.E. Todd, Dr. G. M. Volkoff, Dr. S. H. Zbarsky,
Mr. J. F. McLean, Dr. J. Ranz, and Mr. G. R. Selman as
Acting Director of the Department of University Extension.
Messages of regret for their inability to toe
present were received from Mr. W. M. Armstrong, Mr. K. P.
Caple, Dr. I. McT. Cowan, Dean G. F. Curtis, Dr. R.D. James,
Dr. F. H. Johnson, Dean S. W. Leung, Dr. M. M. Maclntyre,
Dr. A. D. McKenzie, Dr. W. N. Sage, Rev. W. S. Taylor,
The Honourable Mr. Justice D. R. Verchere, Dr. R. W. Wellwood
and Dean T. G. Wright. Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3187
Rev. W. Nicholls, Mr. B. C Binning, Dr. G. W.
Marquis and Miss D. Somerset had toeen invited to the
meeting to provide information on items to be discussed.
Appointment of Representative
of Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration
The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
had appointed Mr. R. R. Loffmark as one of its representatives
on Senate, to complete the term of Mr. H. C Wilkinson who
was on leave of absence.
Minutes of the Previous
Dr. Kania)
Dean Gage) That the minutes of the second regular
meeting of Senate for the Session
1962-63, having been circulated, be
taken as read and adopted.
Recommendations from the
Senate Executive Committee
The following recommendations of the Senate
Executive Committee had toeen circulated in advance, along
with the detailed proposals:
1. That the recommendations of the Faculties
and School Councils be approved as submitted,
with the exception of the proposed major and
expanded course offerings in Religious
Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
2. That the list of proposed courses for the
Summer Session 1963 be approved.
3. That the Report of the Librarian, 1961-62,
be received. 1
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4. That the recommendation of the Committee of
Academic Deans concerning the transfer of
the academic aspects of the School of
Physical Education and Recreation from the
Faculty of Arts and Science to the Faculty
of the College of Education, be approved.
5. That the following new awards, titles of which
were circulated, and changes in awards, be
approved according to the terms indicated,
and that letters of appreciation be sent to
the donors.
6. That the recommendations of the Committee on
Senate Elections be approved.
1. Faculty of Arts and Science
The Faculty of Arts and Science recommended the
following new courses:
Asian Studies 420(3) - Contemporary South Asia
Botany 412(3) - Introductory Bryology
Botany 413(lf) - Introductory Lichenology
Economics 101(3) - Political Economy
English 415(3) - Currents of 18th Century Thought
English 416(3) - A Survey of American Literature
English 417(3) - The American Novel
English 418(3) - American Poetry
Fine Arts 326(3) - Oriental Art
Fine Arts 327(3) - Art of North America
Fine Arts 330(3) - Ancient Western Art
Fine Arts 333(3) - Chinese Art (Session 1962-63 only,
then to toe re-numbered 426)
Fine Arts 334(3) - Japanese Art (Session 1962-63 only)
Fine Arts 427(3) - Japanese Art
Fine Arts 439(3) - Bibliography, and the Theory of
Visual Arts
Fine Arts 448(3) - Bibliography (Session 1962-63 only)
French 306(3) - French Phonetics
French 310(3) - Modern French
French 408(3) - Literature of the Sixteenth Century
French 414(3) - The Theatre from 1900 to the Present
Geography 300(3) - Field Methods and Air Photo
Geography 305(3) - Urban Geography
Geography 405(3) - Geography of Latin America
German 408(3) - Baroque Literature
German 410(3) - German Poetry from Goethe to Nietzsche
History 408(3) - History of the Habsburg Monarchy
History 429(3) - The American Far West Wednesday, Decemtoer 12, 1962     3189
Italian 400(3) - History of the Italian Language
(not offered in 1963-64)
Italian 402(3) - Italian Literature of the Renaissance
Italian 420(3) - Italian Language and Literature
Physics 419(2) - Experimental Atomic Physics
Political Science 407(3) - American Government and Politics
Political Science 408(3) - Soviet and East European
Psychology 309(3) - Cognitive Processes
Psychology 312(3) - History of Psychology
Psychology 412(3) - Problems in General Psychology
Spanish 302(3) - The Generation of 1898
Zoology 423(3) - Comparative Ethology Laboratory
Course Changes
Asian Studies 410 - re-numbered 405, with revised title
and description
Economics 201,411 - re-numbered 321 and 311 respectively
Economics 304,405 - revised description
Economics 415 - revised title and description
English 428,429 - to be withdrawn after the Session
re-numbered 125,128,331,431
replaced toy
Arts 432(3)
Fine Arts 430(3) - Renaissance
- Mannerism, Baroque, and
Fine Arts 225,228,326,426 -
Fine Arts 330 -
Art, and Fine
Fine Arts 335 - re-numtoered 429, with revised title and
Fine Arts 436 -
Fine Arts 449 -
replaced by a graduate course
French 300 - re-numtoered 409
French 301,303,402,404 - re-numtoered 415,413,304,416
respectively, with revised titles and descriptions
French 302,407 - revised titles and descriptions
French 400 - replaced by French 411(3) - The Romantic
Movement in France, and French 412(3) - Baudelaire,
The Parnassian and Symbolist Movements
French 403 - withdrawn
Geography 449 - revised description
German 301,303,403 - re-numtoered 406,407,409 respectively
History 200 - replaced by History 100(3) - Modern
European History
History 304 - replaced by History 204(3) - Europe from
the 5th to the 16th Century (starting in the Session
History 102 - re-numtoered 202
History 101 - replaced by International Studies 100(3) -
Main Currents in Twentieth Century History
History 410 - replaced by Asian Studies 410(3) - The
History of India, 1525-1947
Political Science 200,304,401 - revised titles and
descriptions 1
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Political Science 402 - re-numtoered 305
Religious Studies 200,203 - re-numbered 205,306 respectively
Religious Studies 202,305 - re-numbered 305,307
respectively, with revised titles and descriptions
Spanish 120,412 - withdrawn
Spanish 90,201,401,402,404 - re-numtoered 100,200,400,303,
407 respectively, with revised titles and descriptions
Spanish 300,304,405,410,418,419 - re-numtoered 301,300,
404,408,405,401 respectively
Spanish 301 - replaced by Spanish 402(3) - The Golden Age
(I) and Spanish 403(3) - The Golden Age (II)
Spanish 302 - re-numtoered 406, with revised description
Zoology 404 - re-numtoered 422
Zoology 417, 419 - revised descriptions
Other Changes
Fine Arts - revised requirements for major and honours
Psychology - revised requirements for major
Romance Studies - revised requirements for major and honours
School of Librarianship
New course - Directed Study (l£)
School of Physical Education
and Recreation
New course - Physical Education 362 (l^) - Adapted
Physical Education
Physical Education 361 - revised title
Physical Education 455 - revised title; unit value
School of Social Work
Social Work 609 and 610 combined in Social Work 609(2) -
Process and Management in Social Welfare Administration
Social Work 612 - revised title
Faculty of Applied Science
The Faculty of Applied Science recommended a
number of revisions in curriculum, revisions in courses,
and the following additions or deletions of courses:
New Courses
Electrical Engineering 438 - Building Services (Electrical)
Elect. Eng. 455 - Engineering Systems
Mechanical Engineering 437 - Building Services (Mechanical) Wednesday, Decemtoer 12, 1962     3191
Mechanical Engineering 466 - Automatic Control
Metallurgy 478 - Non-metallic Materials
Physics 455 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Physics 456 - Classical Mechanics
Physics 458 - Fluid Mechanics
Courses Discontinued
Chemical Engineering 451 - Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering 498 - Engineering Essay
Electrical Engineering 359 - Electrical Services and
Elect. Eng. 457 - Electrical Machinery II
Mechanical Engineering 356 - Machine Shop Practice
Mech. Eng. 377 - Mechanical Services
Mech. Eng. 461 - Dynamics
Mining 455 - Graduating Report
Physics 454 - Thermodynamics
School of Nursing
Calendar changes for the School of Nursing
included elimination of the nine-week summer term,
revisions in unit value and description of courses as a
result of experience with the revised basic degree
programme, deferment of English 200 from Second to Third
Year, and the following changes in courses:
New Courses
Nursing 252(2) - Human Growth and Development D I
Nursing 262(l) - Public Health Nursing D I
Nursing 362(l) - Public Health Nursing D II
Courses Discontinued
Nursing 256 - Nursing I
Nursing 395 - Elective
Faculty of Agriculture
Calendar changes for the Faculty of Agriculture
consisted of a re-arrangement of Calendar material and
condensation of statements with respect to requirements. Wednesday, Decemtoer 12, 1962     3192
Faculty of Forestry
Calendar changes for the Faculty of Forestry
included revisions in curriculum for certain options,
discontinuance of Forestry 365 and 470, re-numbering
Forestry 380 as 480, and changes in titles of Forestry 463
and 465.
Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration
The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
recommended a reduction in the First Year of Commerce from
18 to 15 units, revised statements on Institute of Chartered
Accountants and on Industrial Administration option, and
the following course changes:
New Courses
Commerce 366(li) - Research Methods
Commerce 495(3) - Selected Topics in Quantitative Analysis
Changes in Courses
Commerce 341,466 - revised titles
Commerce 362.363,365 - reduction of unit value from 3
units to 1^ units each; revised titles and descriptions
Commerce 465 - revised content
Faculty of the College
of Education
The Faculty of the College of Education recommended a more selective admission policy for students on
transfer, and higher standard for clear standing, in the
Secondary Division; and abolition after 1965 of the Bachelor
of Education degree for graduates with teacher training.
In the Elementary Division, one new course, The
Role of the Teacher in Home and Community (3), was Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3193
recommended, changes in title or description of Education
202,407,417,420 and 461, and increase of Education 423 from
1^ to 3 units.
Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine recommended addition of
a statement clarifying the prerogative of the Faculty to
consider non-academic factors in determining advancement
and graduation, and approval of the following new courses:
Paediatrics 430(3) - Human Genetics
Physiology 425(1^) - Elements of Neurophysiology
Physiology 448(1-3) - Directed Studies in Physiology
School of Rehabilitation
Calendar changes proposed for the School of
Rehabilitation Medicine consisted of deletion of the subheading "Course in Physical Medicine Therapy", renaming
Anatomy 200 and 300 as Rehabilitation 200 and 300
respectively, and addition to the Third Year of course
356. Psychiatry.
Faculty of Dentistry
A calendar entry was presented for the Faculty of
Dentistry, indicating the objectives and admission requirements. As recommended in Dr. John B. Macdonald's
"A Prospectus on Dental Education", approved by Senate May
9, 1956, the degree to be conferred on satisfactory completion
of four years of professional study would be Doctor of
Dental Medicine (D.M.D.).  The calendar statement envisaged
admission of a small class of undergraduate dental students
in September, 1964. 1
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Faculty of Graduate Studies
The Faculty of Graduate Studies recommended the
offering of the M.A. degree in Asian Studies, and the M.Sc.
degree in Soil Science, in Animal Science or Animal
Nutrition, and in Poultry Science.
With respect to requirements for the Ph.D. and
Ed.D. degrees, the Faculty recommended that:
Each candidate must satisfy the Executive Committee
of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of his competence
in the English language.
The choice and number of languages other than
English, and the standard of competence required in
such languages, shall toe determined by the
Department in which the candidate intends to write
his thesis.
The requirement of examinations in at least 6 units
of course work at the end of the first year should
be eliminated, and candidates required to complete
examinations in the formal course work before taking
the final oral examination.
The Faculty recommended also approval of the
following new courses and changes in courses:
New Courses
Chemistry 500(3) - Introduction to Research Methods
Chemistry 524(1) - Chemistry of the Solid State
Chemistry 531(l) - Organic Stereochemistry
Civil Engineering 574(2) - Elasticity and Visco-elasticity
Civil Eng. 575(1) - Governing of Hydraulic Turbines
Civil Eng. 576(2) - Fluid Mechanics
Commerce 545(1^) - Seminar in Transportation Economics
Education 569(3) - Administrative and Supervisory
Problems of the District, Junior, or Community College
Educ. 574(3) - Reading Supervision
Educ. 571(3) - Advanced Seminar in Educational Psychology
Educ. 572(3) - Advanced Seminar in Curriculum
Educ. 573(3) - Advanced Seminar on Exceptional Children
Educ. 576(3) - Advanced Seminar in the Supervision of
Educ. 577(3) - The Educational Philosophy of John Dewey Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3195
Education 699(3-6) - Doctoral Dissertation
English 508(3) - Studies in the History and Structure
of the English Language
Geography 512(1^-3) - Problems of Permafrost in the
Western Arctic
German 506(3) - Old Icelandic
History 536,540,541,542,547,550 (3 units each) -
Seminars in various fields of History
Mechanical Engineering 562(2) - Theory of Plasticity
Mech. Eng. 564(2) - Space Dynamics
Paediatrics 530(3) - Advanced Human Genetics
Paediatrics 549(3-6) - Master's Thesis
Plant Science 512(1-3) - Plant Responses to Controlled
Political Science 505(3) - Political Parties and
Electoral Systems
Slavonic Studies 504(3) - A Seminar in Russian History
Political Science 510(1-3) - Directed Studies
Courses Discontinued
Fine Arts 527 - Transferred to undergraduate programme
Mechanical Engineering 573
Zoology 523
Course Changes
Graduate programme in Romance Studies re-organized:
French 500-521 replaced by new sequence, 500-516 and
Romance Studies 519 (formerly French 519)
Italian 500(2-3) - new - Directed Reading in Italian
Italian 515 discontinued
Italian 516 - revised title and description
Romance Studies 520(3) - new - Studies in Romance
Languages and Literature
Spanish 502,503,504,517 replaced by new sequence
Architecture 503,505 - revised titles and description
Civil Engineering 553,567,568 - revised descriptions
Civil Eng. 554,558 - decreased from 3 to 2 units each
Civil Eng. 555 - divided to 572(1) - Theory of Plates
and 573(2) - Theory of Shells
Education 570 - revised title
Fine Arts 526 - revised title
Geology 525 - divided to 525(3) - Igneous Petrology
and 535(3) - Metamorphic Petrology
Physics 507,516,532 - revised titles and description
2. Summer Session. 1963
The Committee on Summer Session recommended the
offering of approximately 225 courses at the 1963 Summer Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3196
Session (compared to 210 in 1962), provided that enrolment
in each course reached the necessary minimum.  Graduate
courses were included in Education, English (one), and
Mathematics (one).
3. Report of the University
Librarian. 1961-62
In addition to the Librarian's report to Senate
for 1961-62, the members of Senate had received the report
of a survey for the National Conference of Canadian
Universities and Colleges by Mr. E. E. Williams, of Harvard
University Library, on "Resources of Canadian University
Libraries for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences".
Dr. Keays emphasized the need for study of the
long-range needs of the Library as well as short-term.
Dean Soward pointed out that, in the Williams'
Report, the only member of a Canadian university library
staff mentioned toy name was Mr. R. Lanning, who was
commended for his efforts in building up the serial holdings
of the University of British Columbia.
Dean Soward)
Dean Eagles) That Senate communicate to Mr. Lanning
its appreciation of his distinguished
services to the Library and its
congratulations on his recognition in
the report.
Dr. Gibson suggested, and the President agreed,
that it might toe drawn to the attention of the Board of
Governors that oil companies in Calgary borrowing from the
University Library made substantial contributions to the Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3197
University Development Fund, whereas government
laboratories on the University campus which also used the
Library, made no such contributions.
4.  School of Physical
Education and Recreation
At its meeting on May 16, 1962, the Senate had
authorized negotiations with respect to transfer of the
School of Physical Education and Recreation as a School
from the Faculty of Arts and Science to the Faculty of the
College of Education for academic purposes. The Committee
of Academic Deans on October 18, 1962, had approved the
following recommendations:
That the School of Physical Education and Recreation
be transferred as a School for academic purposes
from the Faculty of Arts and Science to the Faculty
and College of Education as from April 1, 1963.
That the School should continue to retain its
administrative autonomy under a Director who is
responsible to the Dean of the Faculty and College
of Education. The School shall have its own
council and its own budget.
That the following academic functions be assigned
to the School:
1. Bachelor of Physical Education.
2. Physical Education instruction in B.Ed, majors.
3. Required Physical Education programme.
4. Voluntary intra-mural programme.
5. Proposed Recreation programme.
6. Proposed Short Course programme.
That all full time and part time members of the
University faculty engaged in teaching and research
in Physical Education be members of the staff of
the School.
That the Director of the School be responsible for
the control and use of all gymnasia, playing fields,
Field House, swimming pool and bowling alleys, and 1
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tennis courts, and other physical education and
recreational facilities subject to special arrangements authorized toy the Board of Governors.
Recreational facilities created in association with
Residences will be the responsibility of the
Director of Housing.  The Winter Sports Centre will
be under the control of a joint Management Committee
of Administration and Alma Mater Society, with a
reservation of time and facilities for the School.
If Senate approved the recommendations under its
jurisdiction, the Board of Governors would be asked to
approve the complete report, to become effective April 1,
5.  Prizes. Scholarships
and Bursaries
The following new awards, and changes in awards,
were recommended to Senate under the terms indicated.  In
addition, Dean Gage reported for information of Senate
that the Summer Session Association had made a further
donation of $6,500.00 to its Loan Fund.
Rotary Club of Douglas (Victoria)
West Indies Bursary
A bursary of $500.00. gift of the Rotary Club
of Douglas (Victoria), was awarded in the
session 1962-63 to a student from the West
Indies. The award was made to a student
specially selected on the basis of academic
standing, personal qualities and character,
for the purpose of providing financial
assistance to a student who, on his return,
would contribute to the welfare of his own
country and to international understanding.
The Vancouver Symphony Society
Scholarship in Music
A scholarship of $100.00, the gift of the
Vancouver Symphony Society, was awarded in
the session 1962-63 to a student in the degree
programme in Music. The winner was selected
by the Department. 1
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The Elizabeth K. Craig Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship of $300.00, established as a
memorial to Mrs. Charles E. Craig (B.A., U.B.C,
1942) by her husband, sisters, and brother, is
offered to a graduate or undergraduate student
who has a good academic record and shows
ability and promise for research in medical
fields. The award will be made to a student
undertaking directed research in the summer
period or in the winter session in the area
of cancer or in some other area where medical
investigation is important to human welfare.
El Centro Hispano Canadiense Prize
A prize of $25.00, gift of El Centro Hispano
Canadiense, Vancouver, will be awarded to the
student of Spanish who, in his Final Year,
obtains the highest standing.
The Shane Fellowship
This fellowship of $6,000.00 annually is a gift
of the Grand Chapter of British Columbia, Order
of the Eastern Star.  It is for postgraduate
study and research in cancer. The fellowship
is tenable at the British Columbia Caneer
Institute in co-operation with the clinical
departments of the Faculty of Medicine, and a
candidate will be selected by a committee
appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of
Medicine and the Director of the British
Columbia Cancer Institute.
The Dorothea Lundell Bursary for
Students of French
This bursary, in memory of Dorothea Lundell
(B.A., U.B.C, 1932 and Teacher Training 1933),
was established through a bequest from her
mother, Kirsten Cederholm Lundell.  It will be
awarded to a worthy and deserving student who
is majoring or honouring in French language
or literature.
The Finning Tractor & Equipment Co.
Ltd. Graduate Scholarship
A scholarship of $400.00, the gift of Finning
Tractor & Equipment Co. Ltd., will toe available
for graduate study and research at the University
of British Columbia in the session 1963-64. Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3200
It will be awarded by the Joint Faculty Committee
on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries to a student
who, because of his academic record, is worthy
and deserving of assistance.
Prize for Musicology
A $25.00 prize will be awarded to a student in
his Third or Fourth Year of the Bachelor of Music
programme who has shown an interest in, and
aptitude for, research in Musicology.  If in any
one year there is no suitable candidate, the
prize will not be awarded.
British Columbia Lumberman Essay Awards -
increase in value from $75.00, $50.00 and $35.00
respectively to $100.00, $75.00 and $50.00
Canada Permanent Toronto General Trust Company
Prize in Property - increase in value from
$50.00 to $100.00.
Canada Law Book Company Prizes in Law (three) -
increase in value from $25.00 to $50.00 each.
Armstead Prize in Biology and Botany - increase
in value from $50.00 to $100.00.
Elmer Johnston Memorial Scholarship - increase
in value from $150.00 to $250.00.
Ladies* Pharmaceutical Auxiliary Bursaries in
Pharmacy - increase from two to three of $100.00
The Merck Sharp &  Dohme Awards (two) - increased
by the sum of $25.00 each.
6. Senate Elections. 1963
The Committee on Senate Elections made the
following recommendations:
That the election of Chancellor and members of
Senate be held on Tuesday, May 21, 1963, in the
Board and Senate Room, Administration Building
of the University of British Columbia. Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3201
That the following toe appointed as scrutineers:
G. Reid Elliott
Ralph R. Loffmark
Finlay A. Morrison
J. Ranton Mcintosh
A. J. Renney
William Robbins
That in the event any of these being unable to
serve as scrutineers, it be left to the Chairman
of Senate to appoint substitutes.
That the form of voting-paper and the method of
voting and of counting the votes be as in previous
Dean Gage  )
Mr. Gourlay) That the recommendations of the
Senate Executive Committee with
respect to Faculty recommendations;
Summer Session courses; report of
the Librarian; School of Physical
Education and Recreation; Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries; and
Senate elections, be approved.
Recommendations with respect
to Religious Studies
The Faculty of Arts and Science had approved,
and recommended to Senate, the institution of a major in
Religious Studies, with the following requirements:
First and Second years:  Religious Studies 200.
Students intending to major in Religious Studies
are advised to take Philosophy 100. Third and
Fourth years: 9 units, to toe chosen in consultation
with the Department, from the courses in Religious
Studies numbered 300 and above, and from Philosophy
340, Anthropology 415 and Sociology 415.
The Faculty recommended approval of three new
Religious Studies 200(3) - Introduction to Religious Studies
Rel. St. 401(3) - Contemporary Christian Thought
Rel. St. 405(3) - The Four Gospels, Wednesday, Decemtoer 12, 1962     3202
re-numbering of the present Religious Studies 200 and 203
as 205 and 306 respectively, re-numbering 202 as 305 with a
change in title to The History and Religion of Israel, and
re-numbering 305 as 307 with a change in title to Early
Christian Literature.
The Senate Executive Committee had considered
these recommendations and had suggested that Senate as a
whole deal with the question, since approval would imply
the eventual organization of Religious Studies as a
Mr. Nicholls outlined the development of teaching
in Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia
up to the present.  He stated that Religious Studies,
although a descendant of Christian theology, had now become
a secular discipline, appropriate to a secular university,
attempting to study by academic means what could be known
academically about religious thought.
To cover even the basic field of Religious Studies
would require a full-time staff of eight: four specialists
in Christianity (Old Testament, New Testament, Church
History, and Christian Thought); at least two in Buddhism,
for which British Columbia had a particular responsibility
in view of its geographic location; one in Judaism and one
in Indian religions other than Buddhism. Minor fields
could initially be taught by part-time staff.
Mr. Nicholls believed that an Honours programme
could not be undertaken until language instruction was Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3203
available to enable potential Honours candidates to read
source materials in the original.
The President pointed out that Senate was being
asked to consider the programme objectives of Religious
Studies.  Priorities and timing were the concern of the
Board of Governors on recommendation of the Department Heads
within the Faculty, the Dean of the Faculty, and the
Dean Myers)
Dr. Keays ) That Senate approve the objectives
of Religious Studies as presented by
Mr. Nicholls, and approve the expansion
in courses and offering of a major in
Religious Studies as recommended by
the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Death of Dr. Ira Dilworth
The Committee on Memorial Minutes presented the
following statement on Dr. Ira Dilworth, a former member
of Senate:
A.M. (HarvardTTLL.D. (Brit.Col.)
The death occurred on November 23rd, 1962,
at the age of 68, of Ira Dilworth, formerly a
Professor of English in this University, a
distinguished alumnus, and for three years a
member of the Senate.  It is an occasion when
we can pay tribute, many of us in the light of
warmly personal memories, to a man of steadily
widening influence. For he not only began his
career as a teacher, he was in a sense a
dedicated teacher all his life. The values and
enthusiasms he directly communicated to those
who knew or heard him became in turn a leaven
in the lives of a larger community and of fresh
generations. Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3204
From 1915 to 1934 Ira Dilworth taught
English at Victoria High School, where his powers
as a teacher were matched by administrative
talents that made him principal in 1926. He also
was twice elected President of the B. C. Teachers*
Federation. The inspirational quality of his
teaching, widely acclaimed, never meant a sacrifice
of care for detail and for a high standard of work.
His direction of the annual Shakespeare production
and his share in the morning assembly brought
dramatics and music into the life of the school;
his friendly interest in pupils and former pupils,
many of whom he invited into his home, opened for
them cultural horizons that were new and exciting.
Because these talents and interests inevitably
took him into the life of the community, the
cultural growth of Victoria owed much to his
vitality and unselfish zeal.
As Associate Professor of English at the
University of British Columbia from 1934 to 1938,
he attracted large numbers of students to his
lectures on the poetry of the Romantic Movement.
Here his infectious enthusiasm and sensitive
interpretations extended his influence through
the maturer level of those who were themselves
to become teachers. From 1938 to 1940 he was
also the director of the Bach Choir.
The blend of aesthetic interests and
administrative gifts soon carried him on to a
larger sphere of activity as regional director
of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a
post he held from 1938 to 1947. He also helped
to organize the Vancouver Community Arts Council,
and in 1945 became its first president. By his
move to Montreal he enlarged further the scope
of his work and influence, becoming general
manager of the International Service of the
CB.C. in 1947, director of programme production
for Toronto in 1951, director for Ontario in
1953, and director of all CB.C. English networks
in 1956. Through these years until his retirement
and even afterwards, his distinctive qualities
and energies were employed in fostering the
cultural life of all his fellow-Canadians,
especially by developing the creative powers of
younger people, whom it was his delight to know
and assist.
Although this outline of a career can
establish the facts of a steadily increasing
influence, it can do little to suggest the Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3205
grateful memories of a personality at once gay
and serious, warm and sensitive.  Ira Dilworth
knew the diligent and exacting labours of an
editor, in his texts for high school use, in
his own college anthology of twentieth-century
verse, and in his preparing of Emily Carr's
prose for the press. Yet he was not one of
those scholars whose intensive exploring of a
specialized field results in a number of books
and articles; he was rather one whose humanistic
passion for literature and the arts took the
form of an urge to communicate, and whose
knowledge and insights were employed in
stimulating and encouraging others. His untiring
efforts to hasten recognition of Emily Carr as a
writer are on record in her own affectionate
words; his many-sided contributions to Canadian
cultural awareness are a matter of public
acknowledgment. This pleased him, but he would
be just as pleased to have us record, in the
words of one of his favourite poets, "that best
portion of a good man's life,/ His little,
nameless, unremembered acts,/ Of kindness and
of love."
Dr. Robbins)
Dr. Hickman) That this memorial be spread on
the minutes of Senate, and that
copies be sent to Dr. Dilworth*s
Victoria College
Recommendations from the Victoria College Council
for course changes and new courses were circulated at the
meeting, and expanded by Dr. Hickman. The Council recommended establishment of three new Honours programmes at
Victoria College in 1963-64: Economics and Political Science,
Physics, and Zoology. The Council also recommended approval
for new courses not offered by the University at Point Grey:
two in English, one in Geography, five in Physics, and one
in Zoology; changes in two courses in Geography; and the Wednesday, Decemtoer 12, 1962     3206
offering by the Department of Modern Languages of courses
to be numbered Russian 306 and Russian 308, corresponding
to Slavonic Studies 306 and 308.
Dr. Hickman)
Mr. Emery ) That the Honours programmes and
courses recommended toy Victoria
College be approved.
Requirements for Admission
to the University
At the previous meeting, Senate had tabled
proposals from Dean Gage and the Registrar with respect to
changes in requirements for admission to the University.
Since objections to the proposal had centred not
on its academic merit but rather on the lack of opportunity
for further education of the high school graduates who
would, as a result of its implementation, be denied
admission or be delayed in their acceptance to University,
the President suggested that discussion of the proposed
changes should be deferred until his recommendations for
the development of higher education in British Columtoia had
been studied by Senate.
Art. Music and Theatre -
Their Place in the Curriculum
Senate memtoers had received reports on the past,
and proposed future, development of Fine Arts, Music and
Theatre at the University.
Mr. Binning, as Chairman for many years of the
Fine Arts Committee, spoke of the importance of the arts Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3207
on a university campus.  In the extra-curricular realm,
drama, musical productions, art exhibitions, and poetry
readings were made available to enrich the lives of students,
Faculty, and the community as a whole. This aspect was
more important in the isolated situation of Vancouver than
it would be in cities such as London, Rome and New York.
The availability of courses in the arts as
electives provided students with the opportunity to increase
their appreciation of subjects which might occupy a large
part of their leisure time.  In a democracy, artistic taste
and choice of the community was inevitably the resultant of
the taste and choice of the individuals in the community.
Mr. Binning felt the staff in Architecture, particularly,
should be more conscious of this in relation to students of
other Faculties who might subsequently be called upon to
assist in the design of new industrial complexes and
related housing developments.
Students majoring or specializing in the arts
required both academic and studio training.  The academic
work - history and criticism of the particular art - was of
great importance in Canada today in view of the scarcity of
historians, custodians, and art critics to interpret the
arts to the public.
Possibly the most contentious aspect of the place
of the arts on the university campus was the training of
the artist himself, whatever his field of specialization.
Mr. Binning felt this was appropriate, since both the artist Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3208
and the university had changed in the past century - the
artist no longer wanted a highly specialized training, in
an enclosed and cloistered environment, and the university
had become a body looking outward.  In the university, the
future artist met students of his own age, who would be his
critics, almost before he became an artist.
Mr. Binning hoped that the Fine Arts Centre, when
complete, would provide a centre of communication for
students to be exposed to the arts as an extra-curricular
Miss Somerset spoke of man as a creature of
emotion and imagination, with the ability to think and
reason. The theatre deals with the reasoning process as
well as with imagination and emotion.
Field work in Theatre was first undertaken by
the Department of University Extension in 1936, and the
Summer School of the Theatre was inaugurated in 1938.  In
1945, two credit courses in Theatre were introduced within
the Department of English. Theatre had become a separate
unit within the Faculty of Arts and Science in 1958-59.
There is an increasing demand in Canada for
teachers and scholarly practitioners of theatre and drama
for universities, junior colleges and high schools. At
present it is impossible to find Canadian theatre scholars
who have had advanced training in Canadian universities.
The high schools of British Columbia offer three courses in
Drama when qualified teachers are available.  Similarly, Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3209
drama is practised in the schools when a teacher with
theatrical experience is available to train the Drama Club.
While the University of British Columbia has not
yet trained qualified teachers of drama for Canadian
universities or junior colleges, it has provided many
competent students with their initial impetus towards
professional theatre, including radio and television.
The theatre started from religion, and remains a
revelation of man*s search for the ideal, the perfect, the
good. Theatre reflects man in relation to the universe,
in relation to his fellow man, in his particular society.
In its operation, theatre employs all the arts.
Dr. Marquis stated that, as in the case of the
other arts, the study of Music had changed in the past
fifty years. Yale University had conferred its first
Bachelor of Music degree in 1894, and many other N0rth
American universities now had well-established programmes
providing a broad training for music specialists.
Dr. Marquis and his colleagues had attempted to
establish at the University of British Columtoia the type of
musical education programme laid down toy the Committee on
Music in 1954-55, with its main function "to turn out
qualified professional music teachers who, in turn, enrich
the lives of others by inspiring musical culture within the
schools, and through them, the homes of the community."
Three of U.B.C*s 1962 graduates in Music had proceeded to
graduate work, one to advanced vocal and operatic training,
two to teacher training. Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3210
A small percentage of graduates in Music would
become professional musicians.  In addition, courses such as
musical history, theory and composition were available to
all students as elective subjects.  General enrichment of
campus life was provided by frequent public performances,
and use of music to accompany lectures in literature as
illustration of the arts of the period under study.
The Department of Fine Arts is at present
offering majors and honours in art history and criticism,
leading to a degree of Bachelor of Arts.  Graduates of these
programmes would help to supply the urgent need in Canada
for museum directors, curators, docents, and art librarians.
Mr. Binning expressed the hope that the Bachelor
of Fine Arts programme, approved in principle by Senate,
might shortly be inaugurated, to train artists, sculptors
and painters, considering their whole approach to the
subject and not merely the technical aspects. As study of
the history of science was hollow without the study of
science itself, so the history of art should be accompanied
by the teaching of art itself.
Mr. Keate commented on graduates of U.B.C, former
members of the Players* Club, who had achieved prominence
in their careers.
Mr. Dawe pointed out that one reason trained
artists had to be brought from other countries for openings
in Canada, was that the talented young Canadians were
denied opportunities. Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3^11
Other Business
Dean of Student Affairs
For information of Senate, the President reported
that the Board of Governors had appointed Dean Gage as Dean
of Inter-Faculty and Student Affairs, effective December 1,
1962.  In relation to Student Affairs, Dean Gage would have
overall supervisory responsibility for the Alma Mater
Society, student housing, Graduate Student Centre, office
of the Dean of Women, athletics, fraternities and sororities,
scholarships, loans and toursaries.
Dr. H. Rocke Robertson
The President referred to the recent appointment
as Principal of McGill University of Dr. H. Rocke Robertson,
former member of Faculty and Senate of the University of
British Columbia.  It was agreed that a letter of
congratulation should toe sent to Dr. Robertson.
President's Report and
Recommendations on Higher
Education for British Columbia
Mrs. Angus inquired whether the President wished
to consider calling a special meeting of Senate to discuss
his report and recommendations on higher education, when it
was made available to the Board of Governors and Senate.
The President stated that he hoped to make the report available
to the Board of Governors at its next regular meeting, and
to discuss with the Board at that time the subsequent
distribution, since the Board was responsible for Wednesday, December 12, 1962     3212
determining the release and distribution throughout the
The President proposed to send copies of the
report to members of Senate a few days in advance of the
meeting at which they would discuss it, but emphasized that
this would be done on a strictly confidential basis, since
the report would not at that time be a public document;  He
proposed to send copies to Victoria College Council at the
same time as to Senate.
Mr. Nicol suggested that distribution to Senate
should be kept as close as possible to the time of release
to the newspapers.
The meeting adjourned at 10:10 p.m.
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