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 1391
Tuesday, May 11, 194$.
The fourth regular meeting of the Senate of the
University of British Columbia was held on Tuesday, May llth,
1948, at 8:00 p.m., in the Board and Senate Room.
Present:  President N.A.M. MacKenzie (in the Chair),
Chancellor E. W. Hamber, Dean D. Buchanan, Dean J. N.
Finlayson, Dean F. M. Clement, Dean G.F. Curtis, Mr. W.H.
Gage, Dr. H. J. MacLeod, Mr. F. A. Forward, Dr. J.C.Berry,
Dr. G.H. Harris, Mr. F. Read, Mr. G.D. Kennedy, Mr. H.N.
MacCorkindale, Principal K.E. Taylor, Major H.C. Holmes,
Mr. F. J. Burd, Mr. H. 0. English, Mr. W.R. McDougall,
Dr. J. M. Ewing, Mr. K.P. Caple, Mrs. Sally Murphy Creighton,
Mr. A.E. Lord, Dean M. Dorothy Mawdsley, Dr. W.N. Sage,
Dr. A.B. Schinbein, Dr. F.A. Turnbull, Dr. J.F. Walker,
Dr. H.V. Warren, Miss Florence S. Mulloy; and Mr. H.F.
Angus by special invitation.
Expressions of regret for their inability to be
present were received from Dr. Todd, Dr. C.H. Wright, Dr.
A.E. Grauer, Brigadier Sherwood Lett, and Mr. A.R. Lord.
Dean Curtis)
Mr.   Read       )   That  the  minutes of  the  third
regular meeting be taken as read
subject to a correction in the
report on  the  Calendar material.
Carried
Senate Elections
A letter was received from the Registrar reporting
that, as no other nominations were received for the office
of Chancellor of the University for the three-year term
ending 1951, the Honourable Eric W. Hamber, C.M.G., B.A.,
LL.D., had been re-elected to that office by acclamation.
Notice was received from the Faculties of the
election of representatives on Senate for the term ending
1951, as follows:
Faculty of Arts and Science - Mr. W.H. Gage
- Mr. H. F. Angus 1392
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
Faculty of Applied Science - Dr. C. E. Dolman
- Mr. J. Fred Muir
Faculty of Agriculture    - Mr. J. Biely
- Dr. V. C. Brink
Faculty of Law - Mr. F. Read
- Mr. G. D. Kennedy
Notice was received of the reappointment of Dr. J.M.
Ewing as representative of Victoria College on Senate, and
of Rev. Principal K. E. Taylor, O.B.E., as representative
of the Anglican Theological College.
Appointment of Committees
On Christmas Examinations
In accordance with the resolution at the meeting
on February 18th the Chair announced that the following
had consented to serve on the Committee on Christmas
Examinations and Dismissing Students at Christmas:
Mr. W. H. Gage - Convener
Dean J. N. Finlayson
Dean F. M. Clement
Dean G. F. Curtis
Mr. H. N. MacCorkindale
Mr. A. R. Lord
Mr. A. E. Lord
Standing Committees and Representatives on University
Committees for the Session 1948-49
Mr. A.E.Lord)
Mr. Caple  ) That this be left in the hands
of the Chair.
Carried
Nominations to the Library Committee were received
from the Faculties as follows:
Faculty of Arts and Science - Mr. T. Larsen
Mr. A. C. Cooke
Dr. I. McT. Cowan *
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Faculty of Applied Science - Dr. D. C. Murdoch
Faculty of Agriculture    - Dr. V.C. Brink
Faculty of Law - Mr. G.D.Kennedy
Dean Buchanan )
Dean Finlayson) That these recommendations be
approved.
Carried
From the Board of Governors
Courses leading to the Ph.D. Degree - approved in principle.
Calendar, 1948-49 - approved for publication subject to
increase in fees being approved at
the meeting on the Budget.
Directed Reading Courses, 1948-49 - approved.
Summer Reading Course for Veterans (English 430) -
approved.
Memoranda and charts prepared by Dr. Warren and
Dr. Turnbull - approved subject to additional information
being included before presentation to the
public.
Kiwanis Club Prize and Scholarship - approved.
Houghland Prizes - approved.
Transportation and Customs Bureau, Board of
Trade Prizes - approved.
Vancouver Bar Association change from Prize to
Bursary - approved.
Automotive Transport Association Scholarships - approved.
I.O.D.E. Bursaries - approved
Architectural Institute of Canada Medals and Prizes -
approved.
Home Economics Prizes - approved.
Law Society of B.C. Prize - approved. 1394
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
Accepted by the Board, subject to the approval of Senate
The Nancy Ryckman Scholarship
The Buchanan Scholarship in Mathematics
The Laura Holland Scholarship
The B.C. Tree Fruits Limited, Kelowna, Prizes
H.R. MacMillan Export Company Fellowships in Forestry.
As the above new awards would be presented formally
by the Scholarship Committee later in the evening,
discussion was deferred until that time.
From the Faculties
Results of Se
(ssiona
1 Examinations
Candidates
for De
grees and Diplomas
Faculty c
>f Arts
and Science
Dean Buchanan presented the candidates for degrees
and diplomas in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the degree of M.A. be conferred
on the candidates listed in the
report.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the degree of B.A. with Honours
be conferred on t he candidates
listed in the report.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the degree of B.A. in the
General Course and the degree of
B.A. in the Double Courses, B.A.
and B.A.Sc, and B.A. and LL.B.,
be conferred on the candidates
listed in the report.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That supplemental examinations be
allowed those listed in the report.
Carried 1395
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the degree of B.Com. be conferred on the candidates listed
in the report.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the degree of B.H.E. be conferred on the candidates listed
in the report.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That supplemental examinations be
allowed the students listed in
the report on the Fourth Year
students in the Home Economics
Course.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the degree of B.Ed, be conferred on the candidates listed
in the report.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the degree of B.S.W. be conferred on the candidates listed
in the report.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Dr. Sage
)
1
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    )
That the Teacher Training Diploma
be granted to candidates listed
in the report and that their names
be forwarded to the Department of
Education with the recommendation
that they be granted the Interim
Academic "A" Certificate.
Carried
That the candidates for the Teacher
Training Diploma recommended for
supplemental examinations be given
this privilege.
Carried
Faculty of Applied Science
Dean Finlayson presented the candidates for degrees 1396
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
and diplomas in the Faculty of Applied Science.
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod   ) That the degree of M.A.Sc. be conferred on the candidates listed
in the report.
Carried
Dean Finlayson)
Dr. MacLeod  ) That the degrees of B.A.Sc, B.S.F.,
and B.A.Sc in Nursing be conferred on the candidates listed
in the report.
Carried
Dean Finlayson)
Mr. Forward   ) That Senate approve the granting
of supplemental e xaminations as
listed in the report.
Carried
Faculty of Agriculture
Dean Clement presented the report of the Faculty
of Agriculture.
Dean Clement)
Dr. Berry  ) That the degrees of M.S.A. and B.S.A.
be conferred on the candidates listed
in the report.
Carried
Dean Clement)
Dr. Berry  ) That the diploma be awarded those who
have successfully completed the
Occupational Course in Agriculture
with the addition of one name, Joseph
Augustus, which had been erroneously
reported with a supplemental.
Carried
Faculty of Law
Dean Curtis presented the report of the Faculty
of Law.
Dean Curtis)
Mr. Read  ) That the degree of LL.B. be conferred
on the candidates listed in the report.
Carried 1397
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
Dean Curtis)
Mr.   Read       )   That  Senate approve the granting of
supplemental examinations as listed
in the  report and also approve  the
recommendation that Mr.   Beaven be
asked to repeat his year.
Carried
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That the Chair be authorized to
make any necessary corrections in
the reports in consultation with
the Deans of the Faculties.
Carried
Reports of Committees
On Prizes. Scholarships, aid Bursaries
Sessional Awards
Mr. Gage, Chairman of the Joint Faculty Committee
on Prizes, Scholarships, and Bursaries, presented a
report on the awards made in the graduating and graduate
years.  He also presented a recommendation from the
Committee that two prizes of $50.00 each be given the
two candidates tying for first place in the Fourth
Year of Applied Science.
Mr. Gage   )
Mr. Forward) That this recommendation be approved
and forwarded to the Board of Governors.
Carried
Mr. Gage)
Dr. Sage) That the report be adopted.
Carried
New Scholarships. Prizes. Bursaries, etc
Mr. Gage, on behalf of the Scholarship Committee,
presented the recommendations of the Committee with respect to the following offers of new scholarships, prizes, 1393
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
etc., or changes in terms of existing awards:
Awards accepted by the Board of Governors subject to
the approval of Senate:
The Laura Holland Scholarship
The friends and associates of Laura Holland
desiring to recognize her distinguished services
to British Columbia and Canada generally, in the
field of Social Work, have through a special
committee established a scholarship.  This scholarship will be awarded annually to the student in
Social Work whose record for the year is the most
outstanding.
Mr. Gage   )
Major Holmes) That this scholarship be accepted
and a letter of thanks sent to the
donors.
Carried
The Nancy Ryckman Scholarship
Out of the proceeds of a fund bequeathed to
the University by the late Nancy E. Ryckman, a
scholarship of $180.00 will be awarded annually
to a student beginning or continuing a course of
study at the University.  This scholarship will
be available only for students who have completed
Senior Matriculation and who attended school in
East Kootenay, British Columbia, for three years,
of which two years must have been immediately
prior to entrance to the University.  It is the
expressed wish of the donor that the scholarships
be awarded to young men or women who require aid
in obtaining a University education, and that, in
making the award, consideration be given to
character and intellectual promise. Applications,
on forms available at the Registrar's Office,
must be received by the Registrar not later than
August 15th.
Mr. Gage     )
Dean Finlayson) That this scholarship be accepted.
Carried 1399
Tuesday, May 11, 1948,
The Buchanan Scholarship in Mathematics
In honour of Dean Daniel Buchanan, Head of
the Department of Mathematics 1920-1948, and in
recognition of his teaching and research in
Mathematics, the members of the Department of
Mathematics offer annually a scholarship of
$100.00 to the student who gains the highest
standing in the Third Year of the Honours Course
in Mathematics and proceeds  to the Fourth Year
in that course.
Mr. Gage    )
Mr. A.E. Lord) That this scholarship be accepted.
Carried
B.C. Tree Fruits Limited. Kelowna
The B.C.Tree Fruits Limited, Kelowna, through
Mr. A.K.Loyd, President, has decided to offer
again three special prizes to students in Second
Year Commerce obtaining the highest standing in
Geography 102.
The prizes take the form of a trip to Kelowna
in the fall to survey the fruit industry.  Last
year each student received the sum of $100.00
for expenses.
Mr. Gage   )
Mr. A.E.Lord) That these prizes be accepted and
a letter of thanks sent to the
donors.
Carried
The H. R. MacMillan Export Company
Limited Fellowships in Forestry
For graduate study in forestry at any approved
forestry school two fellowships of $750.00 each,
the gift of the H.R.MacMillan Export Company,
Limited, will be available for graduates in forestry
of the University of British Columbia.  One award
will be made in May, 1948, and the other in May,
1949, on the recommendation of the Department of
Forestry.  Recipients will be required to give an
undertaking to accept employment in British Columbia
for a period of at least three years following
completion of their studies.  Applications, on
forms available at the Registrar's Office, should
be submitted not later than March 15- 1400
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
For information, Mr. Gage stated that the term
regarding employment in the announcement was not binding
if employment proved difficult to provide.
Mr. Gage   )
Major Holmes) That these fellowships be accepted
and a letter of thanks be sent to
the company.
Carried
The Vancouver Public Library Staff
Association Bursary
A bursary of not less than $150.00, given
by the Vancouver Public Library Staff Association is available annually for a woman student
intending to adopt librarianship as a profession.
To be eligible an applicant must have completed
University Entrance and have worked on a
library staff for one year or for the equivalent in part-time employment.  The recipient
will be selected on the basis of scholarship,
personality, ability to work with others,
aptitude for library work, physical fitness and
financial need.  Other things being equal an
application from a student going to a library
school will take precedence over that of a
student planning undergraduate work.  The successful applicant should be willing to return to
British Columbia within a period of five years
after graduation from library school if a
suitable opening is available.  Application forms
and further information may be obtained from
Miss J. Hotson, Vancouver Public Library,
Vancouver, B.C.
Mr. Gage)
Dr. Sage) That this bursary be accepted and a
letter of thanks be sent to the
donors.
Carried
New awards presented for approval of both Senate and
the Board of Governors:
The G. H. Wood and Company Scholarship
A scholarship of $500.00 donated by G.H.
Wood and Company, Toronto, Canada, is available
J 1401
Tuesday, May 11, 1942.
for award to a student in attendance at the
University of British Columbia during the
Session 194^-49-
The award will be made to a student who
has completed at least three years in Arts and
Science, has been accepted by an approved
medical school, has an outstanding academic
record, and possesses qualities of personality
and character essential to success in medicine.
The scholarship will be awarded as soon as
possible.  It will be available for this year
only.
Mr. Gage  )
Mr. Taylor) That this scholarship be accepted
and a letter of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Carried
The British Columbia Daily
Newspapers Association Scholarship
A scholarship of $200.00, the gift of the
British Columbia Daily Newspapers Association,
is available annually for students in Third
Year Commerce.  The award will be made to the
student who shows the greatest aptitude for
work in advertising and is proceeding to the
course in advertising in the Fourth Year.  The
award will be made on the basis of proficiency
in the marketing course.  To be eligible for
this award the student must also obtain high
standing in his other courses.
Mr. Gage)
Mr. Burd) That this scholarship be accepted
and a letter of thanks sent to
the donors.
Carried
The Worthington Memorial. I.O.D.E. Bursary
A bursary of $100.00, the gift of the
Worthington Memorial Chapter, I.O.D.E., is
available for a proficient and promising
veteran student needing financial assistance.
The award is open to a student in any Year and
Faculty. Applications, on forms available at
the Registrar's Office, must be received by
the Registrar not later than August 15th. 1402
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
Mr. Gage)
Mr. Lord) That this bursary be accepted and a
letter of thanks sent to the Chapter.
Carried
The Sir Charles Tupper Chapter,
I.O.D.E. Bursary for Summer Session
A bursary of $50.00, the gift of the Sir
Charles Tupper Chapter, I.O.D.E., will be awarded
annually to a teacher who has taught for two years
in the Public Schools of British Columbia and is
proceeding with Second Year work in the Summer
Session.  The award will be made to a student who
intends to return to teaching in the fall.  Applicants will be considered on the basis of financial
need and success and interest in teaching.  Applications, on forms available at the Registrar's
Office, must be received by the Registrar not
later than June 1st.  A copy of the last Inspector's
Report must accompany the application.
Mr. Gage )
Mr. Caple) That this bursary be accepted and a
letter of thanks sent to the Chapter.
Carried
The Mallinckrodt Chemical Works Limited Prize
A cash prize of $25.00, the gift of the
Mallinckrodt Chemical Works Limited of Canada, will
be awarded annually to the student completing the
final year of Pharmacy and obtaining the highest
standing in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Mr. Gage)
Mr. Lord) That this scholarship be accepted
and a letter of thanks sent to the
donors.
Carried
The British Columbia Drug Travellers'
Association Bursary
A bursary of $200.00, given by the British
Columbia Drug Travellers' Association, will be
awarded to a student in Pharmacy who is recommended
to a Committee of the Association by the University
Joint Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships,
and' Bursaries in consultation with the Head of the
Department of Pharmacy.  The award will be made on
the basis of scholarship and need.  Applications, 1403
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
on forms available at the Registrar's Office,
should be submitted to the Registrar not later
than August 15th.
Mr. Gage)
Mr. Lord) That this bursary be accepted subject
to confirmation of details of terms
of award, and a letter of thanks
sent to the donors.
Carried
Mr. Gage a sked Dean Mawdsley to report on the Mary L.
Bollert Loan Fund and the Lady Laurier Club donation.
Dean Mawdsley stated that the Misses Grace and Florence
Bollert had made a contribution of $500.00 to the Fund in
memory of their sister, the late Dean Mary L. Bollert.
Dean Mawdsley )
Mrs. Creighton) That a letter of thanks be sent
to the Misses Bollert.
Carried
Dean Mawdsley also reported that the Lady Laurier
Club had given a donation of $500.00 to assist a woman
student, Miss Alison Creese, and that they intend to continue
their interest in her throughout her academic course.
Dean Mawdsley )
Mrs. Creighton) That this donation be accepted and
a letter of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Carried
Because graduate work in Forestry is not availabe at
the University of British Columbia the terms of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, Western Branch, Fellowship,
were changed to read as follows:
The Canadian Pulp and Paper Association.
Western Branch. Fellowship
The Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, 1404
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
Western Branch, Vancouver, offers a fellowship
of $1000.00 renewable annually, and until such
time as graduate work in Forestry is offered at
this University, tenable at any approved forest
school for students who are graduates in
Forestry of the University of British Columbia.
Winners of this award must have high scholastic
standing and ability to do research.  During
tenure of the fellowship they are expected to
undertake graduate study and pursue investigations of some problem approved by the Department
of Forestry of the University of British Columbia.
Applications, on forms available at the Registrar's
Office, must be received by the Registrar not
later than March 15th.
Mr. Gage   )
Major Holmes) That these changes in terms be
approved.
Carried
Notice was received that money had been made available
to provide for the continuation for two more years of the
W.N. Kelly Prize for Mechanical Engineering students.
On Honorary Degrees
Before asking for the report of the Committee on
Honorary Degrees the President announced that Dr. Sedgewick,
the Chairman of the Committee, was in Halifax for the purpose of receiving an honorary degree himself from Dalhousie
University.
Dr. Sage  )
Dr. Warren)That Senate express to Dr. Sedgewick
its pleasure at the honour conferred
upon him by Dalhousie University.
Carried
On behalf of the Chairman, Dean Curtis presented the
report of the Committee containing the following recommendations : 1405
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
1. The Committee recommends that a Special Congregation be held at some period during the meetings at
the University of the Royal Society of Canada and
the other learned societies in June, the date and
time to be fixed by the President.
Dean Curtis)
Mr. Caple  ) That a special Congregation be held
during these meetings in June, the
suggested date being Tuesday,
June 15th.
Carried
2. The Committee recommends that at this Special
Congregation the following degrees be granted:
(a) The Degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa
to Dean W.P. Thompson, Dean of the College of
Arts and Science of the University of Saskatchewan; President of the Royal Society of
Canada.
(b) The Degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa to
Dean T.R.P. G-H Levesque, Dean of the Faculty
of Social Sciences at Laval University.
(c) The Degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa
to Miss Alice Ravenhill of Victoria, B.C.
(d) (At the meeting of Senate on February 18, 1948,
the recommendation of the Committee that the
Degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa be
granted to Miss Anne Bezanson, Professor of
Economics in the Wharton School of Business
at the University of Pennsylvania and Executive Agent of the Rockefeller Foundation, was
adopted).
Dean Curtis  )
Dean Buchanan) That the degrees as indicated
be conferred on the above-
named persons.
Carried
3. The Committee recommends that if Miss Ravenhill,
who is 89 years of age, is unable to attend the
Congregation ceremony the degree be conferred
in absentia.
Dean Curtis )
Major Holmes) That this recommendation be
approved. Carried
'•x> 1406
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
On the Ph.D. Degree
The report of the Committee on Ph.D. Studies was
received covering (a) recommendations regarding the course
of study for the Ph.D. degree; (b) the administrative organization which should be set up to supervise Ph.D. courses;
(c) the fees to be charged; and (d) an estimate of the
probable cost that such courses would involve over the
period of the next three or four years.  These recommendations had been circulated to Senate in advance.
Dr. Sage)
Mr. Gage) That the report of the Committee be
approved.
Carried
Mr. Angus was asked to be present to answer any
questions that members of Senate might wish to ask concerning the report and suggested regulations.
The Secretary read a letter from Dr. Grauer commenting on regulations No.2 and No.15.  As details of regulations
are in the tentative stage it was understood that comments
and suggestions would be given full consideration by the
Committee in further meetings.
On Christmas Examinations
Mr. Gage, secretary of the Committee on Christmas
Examinations, presented the report of the Committee:
1.  That Senate re-affirm its right to dismiss any
student at any time for academic or other reasons
which may be adequate or proper in the circumstances,
recognizing that in academic matters dismissal
would normally be made on the recommendation of
the Faculty concerned. 1407
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
2.  That, while re-affirming its right to require
students with unsatisfactory standing in the
Christmas Examinations to withdraw, Senate adopt
the practice in general of permitting these
students, after they and their parents or guardians
have been advised or urged by Faculty to discontinue, to remain until the conclusion of the
academic year, if they wish to do so.
Mr. Gage    )
Dean Buchanan) That Senate approve the report of
the Committee.
Carried
Dr. Warren dissenting.
On a Faculty of Pharmacy
The Chairman reviewed the recommendations of the
Senate Committee on the establishment of a Faculty of
Pharmacy as first presented to Senate and later discussed
by the Faculties and reconsidered by the Committee.  The
original recommendation was again presented:
That this Committee recommend to Senate that
the Department of Pharmacy now in the Faculty
of Arts and Science be constituted as a
separate Faculty.
Dean Clement )
Mr. McDougall) That Senate advise and consent to
the establishment of a Faculty
of Pharmacy and that the Board
of Governors be notified
accordingly.
Carried (14 to 11)
On a Faculty of Medicine
Notes on a Medical School and a letter from the Hon.
W. T. Straith, Minister of Education, had been circulated
to Senate.  From these the President felt that the Government desires and expects the University to organize the
teaching of the first year of Medicine by the autumn of 1408
Tuesday, May 11, 194c
1949 and will make available up to $350,000.00 for the
first four years of Medicine when it is established.
Dean Finlayson, Chairman, presented the resolution
of the Senate-Faculty Committee on the Faculty of Medicine:
In the light of the recent statement of the Minister
of Education in the Provincial House on April 7th,
194S, and more particularly in the light of his
statement that an annual budget increasing to
$350,000.00 has been agreed to by the Government and
the Legislature for the operating cost of the Faculty
of Medicine at the University of British Columbia,
this Committee recommends that the Senate of the
University advises and consents that the Board of
Governors begin the organization of a Faculty of
Medicine and carry it out to the best of its
ability, to the extent that buildings, equipment,
finances, and hospital facilities on an adequate
scale are made available.
Dean Finlayson)
Dean Clement  ) That Senate adopt this resolution.
Carried
The Chancellor stressed the point that proper facilities must be available before the University commences the
teaching of medicine.
On the Building Programme
For the information of Senate the President gave a
brief report of progress on the current building programme.
Plans for the Biological Sciences building have had to be
adjusted to fit into the $600,000.00 allowed for its construction.  Plans are being prepared for the Bacteriology
and Preventive Medicine Building.  The Science building is
to be converted for Chemistry and expansion of facilities
for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Mining are
under way.  Other provisions for the departments of Geology, 1409
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
Home Economics, Architecture, etc., were suggested.  The
total cost of all of these proposals not to exceed the
amount of $140,000 appropriated for emergency accommodation.
Those concerned with residences for women students
have asked that the Officers' Mess at the Fort Camp be converted to that use as a first unit towards a group of
buildings for women's accommodation.
Professor Gage made a plea for the provision of more
class room space for the teaching of the humanities in any
permanent building plan.  Facilities for these subjects
have suffered in the present over-crowded conditions.
Victoria College C0Uncil
Dr. Ewing reported that the fees had been increased
by $25.00 at Victoria College.
Correspondence
A letter was received from Mr. A.D.P. Heeney accepting the offer of the University to confer on him the degree
of LL.D. and stating that he hoped to be able to attend.
The Hon. G. M. Weir also wrote accepting the offer of
the Senate to confer on him the degree of LL.D. and hoped
to be able to receive it in person.
Dr. Anne Bezanson wrote thanking Sena te for the offer
to confer on her the degree of D.Sc at the Spring Congregation.  If it is convenient to the University Dr. Bezanson
would prefer to receive her degree at the Special Congrega-
.'  ► 1410
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
tion in June.
Dean Buchanan expressed in person his appreciation
and pleasure at the offer of Senate to confer on him the
degree of D.Sc
A letter was received from Mr. W. H. S. Dixon,
Secretary-Treasurer of the Vancouver Bar Association acknowledging the acceptance of Senate of the Vancouver Bar
Association bursaries.
The Secretary read a letter from Mr. T.G. Wright,
Chairman, Vancouver Section, Canadian Society of Forest
Engineers, forwarding a resolution from the Canadian Society
of Forest Engineers in British Columbia requesting the
establishment of a Faculty of Forestry at the University of
British Columbia.
Dr. Ewing's request, tabled at the last meeting of
Senate, that a representative of Victoria College Council be
allowed to attend Senate meetings when it is impossible for
him to come, was again taken up.  It was suggested that in
the case of affiliated institutions not situated in Vancouver, the designated representative might appoint someone to
attend Senate meetings in a listening capacity but without
voting power, in order that the out-of-town institutions
might be kept fully informed of Senate discussion and action.
Dean Clement )
Mr. McDougall) That in the event of the regularly
designated representative being
unable to attend Senate meetings,
he be permitted to nominate a delegate who could attend meetings but
would have no voting power.
Carried 1411
Tuesday, May 11, 194c
The Secretary read a letter from the Counsellor of
the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, addressed to the President, asking that the University make some provision for
students of Jewish and other religious beliefs against
whose principles it is to write examinations on Saturday.
The suggestion was made that Senate obtain information from
other Canadian institutions regarding their policy in this
matter.
Mr. Gage   )
Dean Clement) That a committee be appointed by
the Chair to examine the situation
and report to Senate.
Carried
For the information of Senate a report was received
from the Department of University Extension regarding the
Dominion-Provincial Youth Training Programme.
A report was also received on the research projects
undertaken by the University and the Grants allotted to
these projects for 1948-49 from the University Research Fund.
The President read a letter he had received from Mr.
Delbridge, Editor of the Vancouver News-Herald morning paper
complaining against the former decision of Senate to give
this paper first release of examination results only every
third year.  He felt they should have them at least alternate years.
Mr. Lord        )
Mr. MacCorkindale) That the matter be referred
to the Committee on Public
Relations for report to
Senate.
Carried
> » 1412
Tuesday, May 11, 1948.
Mr. Gage   )
Dean Curtis) That the results of the lower
years and their scholarship awards
be left in the hands of the Deans
of the Faculties, in consultation
with the President, for authorization and release.
Carried
The President thanked Dr. Warren and Dr. Turnbull
for the excellent work they had done in preparing the memoranda and charts on various phases of University statistics
and stated that these had been most helpful and interesting.
Dr. Sage  )
Mr. Taylor) That Senate express its appreciation
to these gentlemen.
Carried
The Chairman suggested that Senate express to Dean
Buchanan its appreciation of his long and valuable service
to the University.
Dr. Sage  )
Dr. Warren) That the long and faithful service
of Dean Buchanan to the Senate and
to the University be recorded by a
standing vote.
Carried unanimously with
applause.
Dean Buchanan)
Mr. Gage    ) That Senate also place on record
its appreciation of the service
rendered by Dr. Sedgewick during
his years of office on Senate
and also as Professor and Head
of the Department of English.
Carried unanimously
The meeting adjourned.   A^Aa^>e<^    ^>  -^ o^"=<L
Secretary.
Chairman.   /     /)

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