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 Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
4090
The sixth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of
British Columbia for the Session 1968-69 was held on Wednesday,
February 26, 1969 at 8:00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room,
Administration Building.
Present: Dean W. H. Gage (Chairman), Dean W. M. Armstrong, Dr. C. S.
Belshaw, Mr. S. Black, Dr. M. Bloom, Mr. C. B. Bourne, Mr. F. K. Bowers,
Mr. F. J. Cairnie, Mr. C M. Campbell, Jr., Dr. S. D. Cavers,
Dr. R. M. Clark, Dean I. McT. Cowan, Mr. W. A. Ferguson, Dr. W. D. Finn,
Dr. S. M. Friedman, Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Dr. W. C Gibson,
The Hon. Howard C. Green, Mr. J. Guthrie, Dr. N. A. Hall, Mr. J. S. Keate,
Dr. H. L. Keenleyside, Dr. D. T. Kenny, Dr. P. Larkin, Mr. S. Lefeaux,
Dean S. W. Leung, Mr. K. M. Lysyk, Dean J. F. McCreary, Dr. J. R. Mcintosh,
Mrs. H. J. MacKay, Mr. D. F. Manders, Mr. K. Martin, Mr. J. R. Meredith,
Dr. F. A. Morrison, Mr. D. Munton, Dr. J. M. Norris, Dr. H. P. Oberlander,
Dr. C J. Parfitt, Dr. A. J. Renney, Mr. J. V. Rogers, Dr. G. Rosenbluth,
Mr. S. A. Rush, Dr. A. D. Scott, Dr. R. F. Sharp, Dean M. Shaw,
Acting Dean C E. Smith, Dr. J. H. C Smith, Dr. M. W. Steinberg,
Dr. R. W. Stewart, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Mr. M. Waldman, Dr. H. V. Warren,
Dr. Wm. A. Webber, Dean P. H. White, Mr. D. R. Williams, Dean J. H. Young,
Dr. S. H. Zbarsky.
Observers:  Mr. J. A. Banham, Mr. T. A. Myers, Mr. J. F. Stott,
Dr. S. Rothstein, Mr. R. F. Osborne and Dr. R. F. Scagel attended the
meeting.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor J. M. Buchanan, Mr. D. M. Brousson, Dr. D. H. Copp,
Mr. D. A. Freeman, Rev. E. C. LeBel, Mr. Justice J. MacDonald,
Dr. C. A. McDowell, Dean V. J. Okulitch, Dean B. E. Riedel,
Mr. G. R. Selman, Rev. W. S. Taylor, Mrs. B. E. Wales.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Mr. Meredith )     That the Minutes oh the  f$i£#i
Dean Gardner )    regular meeting oh Senate hoK
the Session 196%-69 having been
circulated, be taken as read and
adopted.
Carried Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
4091
Senate Membership
The Chairman reported that a letter of resignation had been
received from Mr. V. J. Housez, who was leaving Vancouver.  Senate
expressed regret at Mr. Housez's resignation and wished him success in
his transfer to Ontario. The Chairman then introduced and welcomed
Mr. Kenneth Martin who had been appointed by the Board of Management of
the Alumni Association to replace Mr. Housez.
Membership of Committees of Senate
The following changes in membership were reported:
Academic Building Needs Committee
Dr. W. D. Finn to replace Dean W. M. Armstrong
Admissions Committee
Mr. D. Munton to be added
Committee on Continuing Education
Dean Helen McCrae to be added
Committee on Enrolment Policy
Mr. S. A. Rush to be added
New Programmes Committee
Mr. Dan Mulligan to be added
Notification of approval by the Board of Governors of Senate
recommendations (Subject to funds being available, where applicable)
(a)  Course and curriculum changes from the Faculties and Schools
listed in Appendix 'B' of the Senate Minutes of December 4,
1968, with the exception of the proposals of the School of
Physical Education and Recreation. These proposals were
approved subject to no objections being raised by the
Curriculum Committee of Senate. No objections were raised. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
4092
Notification of approval by the Board of Governors of Senate
recommendations (Subject to funds being available, where
applicable)  (Continued)
(b) Course and curriculum changes from the Faculties and Schools
listed in Appendix 'B' of the Senate Minutes of January 8,
1969. These proposals were approved subject to no objections
being raised by the Curriculum Committee of Senate. No
objections were raised except to the proposals in Agricultural
Sciences.  (See Pages 4096 and 4097)
(c) Proposal that an Honours Programme in Human Nutrition be added
to the existing Foods and Nutrition Programme offered by the
School of Home Economics.
(d) Proposal of the Faculty of Education to introduce three one-
year Diploma Programmes in:
(i)   Education of the Mentally Retarded
(ii)   Education of Children with Learning Disorders
(iii) Education of Young Children
(e) Proposal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies that the name of
the Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences be changed from
M.S.P. to M.Sc.
(f) Proposal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies to offer an M.Sc.
Programme in Audiology and Speech Sciences to be given by the
Department of Paediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine. This
was approved subject to no objections being raised by the Senate
New Programmes Committee.
(g) Proposal of the School of Architecture to restrict enrolment
in First Year Architecture to 70 for the Session 1969-70,
without prejudice to policy in future years; but no reference
to be made in the Calendar for 1969-70.
(h)  Changes in regulations for admission of students to the
University from Grade 13 and changes in promotion policy for
First and Second Years as recommended by the Committee on
Enrolment Policy (See Senate Minutes Page 4076).
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean McCreary) That the new awards and changes
Dean Shaw       ) in awards shown in Appendix A be
accepted, subject to the approval
oh the Board oh Governors, and that
letters oh thanks be sent to the
donors.
Carried Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
4093
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries (Continued)
Scholarship Lists Nos. 8 and 9 were received.  It was explained
that these had been circulated to the Deans only and that other copies
were available on request.
Report of the Senate Curriculum Committee
(a) Report on resolution that the Curriculum Committee of Senate be
requested to investigate the existence of barriers to senior and
graduate students enrolling for senior courses outside their
majors or honours fields and report to Senate on means to
facilitate such enrolment
Dr. Hall explained that the Committee had undertaken an
extensive review of prerequisite requirements, consulting departments
and faculties throughout the University and its report attempted to
provide a summary of its investigations and suggestions that might
provide a basis for action at the faculty and department levels.
It was reported that a number of courses were currently offered by
many departments for non-majors at the senior levels, without
prerequisites, but it appeared to the Committee that students were
not generally aware of this; consequently inadequate use was being
made of the opportunities that already existed for a broader course
selection.
Dr. Hall    ) That where it is appropriate,
Dr. Smith ) £aca£tie<s and departments include
a statement in their section oh the
calendar calling the attention oh
their students to courses in other
haculties or departments that might
be oh interest.
Carried Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
4094
Report of the Senate Curriculum Committee
(a)  (Continued)
Dr. Hall       ) That Senate urge all h^culties
Dr. Belshaw ) and departments to give serious
consideration to expanding their
course o^eAing.4  h°i non-majol,
non-honours students, particularly
at the senior and graduate levels.
Carried
Dr. Hall went on to explain that where courses were truly
sequential, the Committee had been sympathetic to departments
wishing to protect the course content and standards. However, in
some departments and faculties prerequisites were reported as being
used not so much to exclude students but rather as a system of
advice or guidance for majors and honours students.  In effect,
designating the course sequences was intended to help the student
to select an appropriate sequence of courses to gain a thorough and
integrated study in a particular field or discipline.
Dr. Hall       ) That Senate urge all h&eultiu>
Dr. Mcintosh) and departments to re-examine
their calendar definitions oh
prerequisites with a view to:
(i)      Assuring themselves that
the stated prerequisites
are indeed justi\ied in terms
oh course content and prior
knowledge oh concepts or
techniques,
(ii)    Indicate more precisely those
courses where non-majors and
non-honours may enrol "with
permission oh the Instructor". Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
4095
Report of the Senate Curriculum Committee
(a)  (Continued)
In discussion of the motion it was suggested that a general
definitive statement appear in the calendar on the subject of
prerequisites. However, it was felt that this could not be done
on a university-wide basis and that the recommendation of the
Committee clearly requested faculties and departments to reexamine their own calendar definitions of the prerequisite
requirements.  Concern was expressed at the decision being left to
the instructor since there could be a significant number of students
involved and this could well lead to a lowering of the standard of a
course.  It was felt that this was a known danger and that it would
be up to the individual department heads to advise their own
instructors. After further discussion the motion was carried.
The Committee felt that the prerequisite system in some
departments limited enrolment in senior courses by screening out
students who might have only a marginal interest in the subject.
It was appreciated that effective teaching at the senior level
required small, seminar type-classes and that it was natural for
the departments to consider their first obligation as being to their
honours and majors students. The following motion was therefore
recommended to assist the non-majors and non-honours students:
Dr. Hall      ) That Senate give serious consideration
Dr. Belshaw) to introducing a system oh "auditing"
courses at the senior level. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
4096
Report of the Senate Curriculum Committee
(a) (Continued)
Agreement was given to a suggestion that this proposal be
referred to the Admissions Committee and that the Committee be asked
to make recommendations to Senate. The motion was then carried.
(b) Course proposals contained in Appendices B of the Senate Minutes
of the meetings of December 4, 1968 and January 8, 1969.
Dr. Hall reported that all proposals considered by the
Curriculum Committee were approved with the exception of the proposals
of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.  (The proposals of the
School of Physical Education and Recreation had been referred to the
New Programmes Committee and are discussed later in the Minutes.)
The Curriculum Committee was of the opinion that the
recommendations for the curriculum for the First Year in the Faculty
of Agricultural Sciences should not be approved until Senate had
fully discussed the recommendation that English 100 no longer be
required. English 100 was considered on a University-wide basis to
be part of the First Year programme of studies.  This would mean
that the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences would be the only Faculty
that would not require English 100.  A student wishing to change
faculties would experience difficulty because of his lack of
English 100.
Dean Shaw stated that the Faculty had given careful
consideration to the proposal which was consistent with similar
programmes in most other universities in Canada. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
4097
Report of the Senate Curriculum Committee
(b) (Continued)
Dr. Clark    ) That the proposal to drop
Dean Young ) English 100 j$Aom the curriculum
oh the First year in the Faculty
oh Agricultural Sciences be
placed on the agenda hor the next
meeting oh Senate.
It was agreed that the deferment of discussion would not
preclude the revised programme being offered in the Fall of 1969 if
it is approved before the 1969-70 Session, even though it would
probably be too late to include it in the calendar.
A request was made that a clear statement of the content and
the basic intent of English 100 be circulated to Senate with the
material for discussion.
A request was also made for information concerning the
preparation of students in English before they are admitted to the
University.
(c) Faculty of Graduate Studies
New Courses and course changes in Poultry Science
The Committee had not been able to consider these proposals
and it was therefore agreed that no decision would be made at
this time.
The Chairman diverted Senate's attention from the Agenda to
congratulate Dr. Hugh Keenleyside on his recent appointment as Chancellor
of Notre Dame University of Nelson, and asked Senate to join him in
wishing Dr. Keenleyside happiness and success with his new appointment. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
4098
Reports of the New Programmes Committee
(a) Proposal of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
for a Baccalaureate Degree in Accounting (B.Acct.)
The Committee recommended that Senate approve the proposed
programme for professional training in accountancy but that it
reject the proposal that the degree of B.Acct. be awarded upon
completion of the programme. The Committee recommended that the
Faculty be asked to consider changing its proposal by offering a
Diploma in Accounting in place of the proposed B.Acct. degree.
Dean White strongly opposed the recommendation that consideration
be given to offering a Diploma in place of a Degree. He felt the
Committee was not justified in making comparisons with a student
who, after obtaining his B.A. degree in History, for example, then
took the majors programme in English. The Dean felt that comparisons
could only be made with other professional schools such as Library
Science, Planning, or Social Work, and he considered that the
proposed B.Acct. degree programme required more University study
than the baccalaureate degree in Library Science, and as many years
as the M.B.A. degree, Master's degree in Planning and the Master's
degree in Social Work.
It was explained that the proposal had arisen as a result of a
decision of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Province
of British Columbia that from 1970 onwards a university degree would
be a prerequisite for admission to the Institute. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
4099
Reports of the New Programmes Committee
(a) Proposal of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
for a Baccalaureate Degree in Accounting (B.Acct.) (Continued)
Mr. Boume ) That the programme h°i prohessional
Mr. Waldman) training in accountancy proposed by
the Faculty oh Commerce and Business
Administration be approved, but that
the Faculty be asked to consider
ohh^lihg a diploma in Accounting on
completion oh the programme instead
oh the proposed B.Acct. degree.
Dean White ) That the motion be amended by the
Dr. Smith ) deletion oh the last hour lines to
read:
That the programme hor prohessional
training in accountancy proposed
by tie Faculty oh Commerce and
Business Administration be approved.
After further debate the Chairman called for a vote on the
amendment, which was lost (only 9 votes in favour).
The original motion was then put and carried.
(b) Proposal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies to offer an M.Sc.
Programme in Audiology and Speech Sciences to be given by the
Department of Paediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine
The Committee recommended approval of the proposal but urged
that the aspect of integrating the future work in the field of
Audiology and Speech Sciences with the Department of Linguistics be
kept under review by the Department of Paediatrics.  The Committee
also expressed concern at the costs involved and recommended that
the University take care not to allow its order of priorities to be
distorted by the availability of outside funds to initiate a new
programme of studies. Wednesday,  February 26,  1969.
5000
Reports of the New Programmes Committee
(b) Proposal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies to offer an M.Sc.
Programme in Audiology and Speech Sciences to be given by the
Department of Paediatrics  in the Faculty of Medicine     (Continued)
Mr. Bourne )     That Senate approve the
Dean Cowan )      recommendation oh the Faculty
oh Graduate Studies that an M.Sc.
Programme in Audiology and Speech
Sciences be o^eAed by the
department oh Paediatrics in the
Faculty oh Medicine, taking into
account the recommendations oh
the New Programmes Committee.
It was reported that the question of integration of future
work in this area with the Department of Linguistics would be well
covered by the double appointment of the professor in charge of the
programme and also that the question of future costs could be
assisted by a lengthening of the period over which the programme
is fully established.
After further discussion the motion was put and carried.
(c) Proposal of the School of Physical Education and Recreation to
offer a Degree of Bachelor of Recreation
The Committee recommended that an ad hoc committee be set up
to study the existing Recreation programme in relation to other
University programmes in such areas as Community Planning, Forestry
and Agriculture and to recommend the appropriate degree for students
taking the Recreation programme.  As an interim measure the Committee
recommended that the title of the degree awarded to students
currently registered in the programme be B.P.E. (Rec) if this
suggestion was acceptable to the School. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5001
Reports of the New Programmes Committee
(c) Proposal of the School of Physical Education and Recreation
to offer a Degree of Bachelor of Recreation
(Continued)
Mr. Bourne )      That an ad hoc committee be set
Mr. Bowers )      up to study the existing programme
in Recreation o^eAed by the School
oh Physical Education and Recreation
in relation to other University
programmes in such areas as Community
Planning,  Forestry and Agriculture,
and to make a recommendation hoi the
name oh the appropriate dzgrzz h°i
students taking this programme.
Carried
During the course of discussion Mr. Lefeaux indicated his
willingness to serve on the ad hoc committee if he were requested
to do so.
It was suggested that since the existing programme had been
given for a number of years it might be desirable to wait until the
ad hoc committee was in a position to recommend a permanent title
for the degree rather than to introduce an interim title now.
After further discussion the following motion was put:
Dr. Friedman ) That the ad hoc committee to
Dr. Norris      ) consider the programme in Recreation
be instructed to make a dehiniXive
recommendation to Senate regarding
the title oh the degree hoi the
existing programme in Recreation in
suhhidcnt time hoi its implementation
in the 1969-70 Academic Vzar.
Carried Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5002
Reports of the New Programmes Committee
(d) Proposal of the School of Physical Education and Recreation
for a two-option programme in Physical Education
The Committee recommended that Senate approve the proposal to
replace the existing programme for specialization in Physical
Education with a two-option programme (Option A and B), subject to
the qualification that Option A be approved only on condition that
the first and second years of that programme be strengthened by
limiting to some extent the wide range of electives and including
in each year a substantial course chosen from such fields as
Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology.
Mr. Osborne indicated that it would not be difficult to comply
with the recommendation of the New Programmes Committee.
Mr. Bourne    )    That the pioposal oh the School
Mr. Bowers    )    oh Physical Education and
Recreation hoi a two-option
programme in Physical Education
be approved subject to the School
strengthening the programme hor
the h-^rst two years oh Option A
to the satishaction oh the New
Programmes Committee.
Carried
Committee on Enrolment Policy
In view of the lack of alternative facilities the Committee
reported that it could see no alternative to the acceptance by The
University of British Columbia of as many students as could be accommodated
under current admission regulations. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5003
Committee on Enrolment Policy  (Continued)
The Committee made the following recommendation to Senate:
That in an effort to keep student enrolment within
the University's ability to provide high quality
education, and with the expectation of a greater
degree of success among Freshman, students seeking
admission to the First Year from Grade 12 with an
average of 65% or better be accepted automatically,
and that those in the range 60% or above but below
65% be accepted only if, in Senate's view, the
University has the physical, financial and educational
resources to accommodate them.
Dean White )     That Senate adopt the above
Dean Cowan )     statement recommended by the
Committee on Enrolment Policy.
An objection was raised to the motion on the grounds that it implied
raising admission standards for the Fall of 1969 and it was considered
that the University was obligated to give at least a year's notice to
the secondary schools of such a change. However, it was argued that the
intention was basically to warn schools and students that the University
might find it necessary to restrict enrolment soon, and that the method
would be to give preference to the applicants having the higher academic
records on secondary school graduation.  It was further explained that
until we were informed of the amount of our operating grant for 1969-70
we should not be in a position to know the extent of our facilities and
consequently the necessity of enrolment restriction. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5004
Committee on Enrolment Policy  (Continued)
The Chairman explained that it was hoped that with greater utilization
of the 4:30 p.m. and noon hour periods for lectures and with evening
laboratories, we could probably manage in 1969-70. However, there still
remained an extreme shortage of office space. He was particularly
concerned about the needs of the Faculty of Arts.
It was felt that a year ago Senate had made it clear that there was
a possibility that the University would have to raise its admission
standards in 1969 and it was therefore not considered a valid argument
that due notice had not been given to the schools.
The motion was then carried.  (Mr. Rush and Mr. Munton requested
their names be recorded as voting against the motion).
It was explained that all students with an average of 65% or higher
would be admitted automatically and that admission of those students in
the 60 - 65% bracket would be considered by the Senate Admissions Committee
on the basis of information concerning the facilities available in the
various Faculties.
It was suggested that it would be desirable to reach a set of
standards on which to base our restrictions.  It was reported that this
was part of the work being currently undertaken by the Long-Range
Objectives Committee.
Dr. Rosenbluth served notice of a motion on Enrolment Policy for the
next meeting of Senate. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5005
Report of the Committee on the Role and Organization of Senate
The Committee had been asked to consider a proposal for the
annual election of one third of the Joint Faculty members of Senate, for
two consecutive years, in place of a three year term, so that thereafter
one third of those members would retire annually.
The Committee concluded that the scheme could not be introduced
under the terms of the present Universities Act but could see some merit
in the proposal and suggested that it be included in any future
consideration of the composition of Senate when the Universities Act is
next amended.
The Committee was also asked to consider the system of replacement
for Faculty members of Senate going on leave of absence but recommended
no change in the present system.
The Committee requested that it be discharged since it had now
fulfilled the function for which it had been established.
Mr. Bourne )      That the report oh the Committee
Dr. Scott )      on the Role and Organization oh
Senate be adopted.
Objections were raised to the report on the basis that ways and means
could have been found to overcome the requirements of the Universities
Act that all members of Senate be appointed to serve for three years.
It was also suggested that a change in the Act could be requested if there
was sufficient merit in the proposed change since no Act was irrevocable.
After further discussion the motion was put to the vote and
carried.  (28:7) Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5006
Report of the Committee on the Role and Organization of Senate (Continued)
Dr. Scott ) That the Long-Range Objectives
Dr. Gibson) Committee be asked to give priority
to reporting to the Senate on the
ideal ultimate enrolment h°i the
University.
Carried
Senate Elections 1969
The Registrar had circulated the following proposed arrangements
for the election in 1969 of the Chancellor and the fifteen Convocation
members of Senate:
1. That the notice of the election for Chancellor and for the
Convocation members of Senate be made in an issue of UBC Reports
to be distributed not later than March 2, 1969.
2. That the last day for the receiving of nominations of candidates
for the office of Chancellor and for Convocation members of Senate
be April 2, 1969.
3. That any person who is nominated for the office of Chancellor or as
a member of the Senate may refuse to become a candidate for the
office for which he has been nominated, and his name shall not be
included in the list of candidates if he notifies the Registrar of
his refusal within five days after the day upon which the time for
nominations has expired.
4. That in the event of the death of a nominee for the office of
Chancellor after the close of nominations but before the election
date, the Registrar be authorized, if so instructed by the Chairman
of Senate, to delay the election and issue another call for
nominations.
5. That the voting papers be designed to permit machine tabulation of
the election results. Furthermore, that provision be made for
validation of the ballots and key punching of votes to permit the
count to be taken on June 25, 1969.
6. That the results of the election, in accordance with Section 32 of
the Universities Act be reported to the Senate at its regular
meeting on the evening of June 25, 1969.
7. That the Chancellor and members of Senate elected by Convocation
take office on the first day of the Academic Year 1969-70, namely
September 1, 1969. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5007
Senate Elections 1969  (Continued)
8. That the ballot paper carry the following instructions:
(1) Do not write anything on this envelope.
(2) After marking your ballot enclose it in this envelope, and seal.
(3) Put this envelope into the identification envelope addressed
to the Registrar.
(4) Write your name and address plainly on the upper left-hand
corner of the identification envelope with your degree(s)
and year(s) of graduation. Ballots of voters who cannot be
identified will be invalid.
(5) Return your ballot enclosed in the two envelopes to the
Registrar.
(6) When your name has been checked in the election register your
identification envelope will be opened and the ballot envelopes
will be mixed before opening, thus ensuring a secret ballot.
9. That together with the ballot paper, the ballot envelope, and the
identification envelope, the mailing to eligible voters contain a
curriculum vitae of each candidate, instructions on voting
procedure, a list of candidates and a listing of current office
holders.
The Chairman explained that the only significant change in procedure
from the previous election was the scheduling to enable those graduating
in May, 1969 to take part in the election.
Dean Cowan   )    That the arrangements  h°1 the
Dr. Oberlander)    1969 Senate Elections recommended
by the Registrar be approved.
Carried
Report of the Committee to Consider the Student Brief
A report on Faculty Council and Student Discipline had been
circulated to Senate. The main recommendations of the report were the
establishment by Faculty Council of a Screening Committee to investigate Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5008
Report of the Committee to Consider the Student Brief (Continued)
disciplinary problems that fall outside the purview of the Discipline
Committee of the Alma Mater Society; and the establishment of a
University Court to act on appeals against the rulings of the Students'
Court and to deal with matters not under the jurisdiction of the Students'
Court.  In addition, the report recommended the drafting of a code of
discipline and conduct and related procedural matters.
The Chairman of the Committee, Dean Shaw, pointed out that the
report was not intending to imply that individuals would not have the
right to bring charges against other individuals, nor was there any
intention of infringement of civil rights.
Dean Shaw )     That Senate receive and approve
Dr. Webber )     the report on Faculty Council and
Student discipline; and that Senate
request the Faculty Council to take
action to implement the proposals
contained in thz rzport.
The recommendations of the report were discussed and concern was
expressed at the mention of "criminal charges".  It was felt that the
University's Solicitor, or at least a member of the Faculty of Law,
should have been asked to serve on the Committee.
It was argued that the report was not a legal document but a
recommendation for approval in principle. After further discussion an
amendment to the motion was proposed: Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5009
Report of the Committee to Consider the Student Brief    (Continued)
Dr. Friedman ) That Senate subscribe to the
Dr. Scott       ) recommendation oh the report
that students be given as much
responsibility as possible h°i
their own discipline, that the
University continue to assist
them in this task, that Faculty
be associated with students when
academic matters are involved,
that there be rights oh appeal
and "procedural justice"; and that
Sznatz rzczivz the rzport on
Faculty Council and Student
discipline and request Faculty
Council to considzr thz proposals
contained therein and rzport to
Sznatz on thz h'^^tbiliXy oh their
implementation.
Carried
It was agreed that a meeting of Faculty Council be called as soon
as possible.
Nominating Committee for the Selection of Presidential Candidates
The Board of Governors had resolved that a Nominating Committee for
the Selection of Presidential Candidates be established as follows:
1 CHANCELLOR (Chairman)
2 BOARD OF GOVERNORS - Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Staff Committee
3 SENATE (Elected by Senate)
4 FACULTY (Elected by Joint Faculties)
3 DEANS (Elected by Committee of Academic Deans)
4 STUDENTS - AMS President
2 Undergraduates (Chosen by Students' Council)
1 Graduate (Chosen by Graduate Student Association)
3 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (1 of whom would be the President)
1  DEPUTY PRESIDENT AND BURSAR
21 Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5010
Nominating Committee for the Selection of Presidential Candidates
(Continued)
An objection was raised to the composition of the committee but
a motion to request the Board of Governors to reconsider the composition
of the committee was lost.
Dr. Smith  )
Mr. Williams)
That the nominations h°i members
oh Senate to serve on the Nominating
Committee h°i the Selection oh
Presidential Candidates close at
5:00 p.m.  on Fzbruary 27,  1969.
Carried
Proposals from the Faculties
Faculty of Arts
Extra-Sessional Courses, May - July, 1969
English 200, 303, 311, 321, 340, 429, 454
Sociology 301
Dean Young )
Dr. Kenny  )
That the extra-sessional courses
to be o^eAed May - July,  1969
recommended by the Faculty oh kits
be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration
Proposal to drop English 200 as a requirement for the degree
of Bachelor of Commerce
The Dean explained that his was the last Faculty to drop the
requirement of English 200 for a baccalaureate degree.
Dean White )
Dean Shaw )
That English 200 be dropped as a
requirement h°i the degree oh
Bachelor oh Commerce.
Carried Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5011
Proposals from the Faculties  (Continued)
School of Librarianship
Proposal to replace the one-year Bachelor of Library Science programme
with a two-year programme leading to a Master of Library Science degree
Dr. Rothstein had been invited to attend the meeting and briefly
explained the reasons for the proposal. He stated that the proposal
was an attempt on the part of the School of Librarianship to upgrade
and expand its programme to give a wider education in the field of
Library Science. The use of computers in library procedures and in
the storage and retrieval of information necessitated additional
training beyond the level of the B.L.S. He explained that the
proposal was in line with developments in other schools of Librarian-
ship across Canada.  Students clearly need more time to take in the
increasing knowledge encompassed in librarianship.  Dr. Rothstein
mentioned that another important new role for the professional
librarian was that of the literature specialist and bibliographer.
As universities became more and more dependent upon such specialists
to build collections and to offer research assistance, their training
would require greater subject and technical knowledge. Preparation
for such specialization would require a longer period than was now
available to the School.
This item had been referred to the New Programmes Committee by
the Senate Agenda Committee and it was hoped that a report from that
Committee would be available for the next Senate meeting.
It was suggested that relevance of the proposal to the Faculty
of Graduate Studies be investigated. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5012
College-University Articulation
A report of the Academic Board for Higher Education in British
Columbia was being prepared and would be available for the next meeting
of Senate.
Other Business
The Chairman asked Mr. Zirnhelt to introduce the president-elect of
the Alma Mater Society, Mr. Fraser Hodge.  Senate congratulated Mr. Hodge
on his appointment.
The gallery was then cleared to allow Senate to discuss in camera a
matter concerning Honorary Degrees.
Tributes Committee
Senate requested the Tributes Committee to consider offering an
Honorary degree to an eminent scientist whose name had been proposed by
a member of Senate.  Senate agreed to an Honorary degree being offered
this year if it were possible but, if not, it was agreed that one be
offered at the earliest reasonable date.
For the information of Senate, the following have accepted
invitations to attend the Congregation Ceremonies in May, 1969 and
receive honorary degrees as indicated:
Sir Michael Perrin, D.Sc. (honoris causa)
Professor R. C W. Norrish, D.Sc. (honoris causa)
Mr. Alfred Walker Hollinshed Needier, D.Sc. (honoris causa)
Mr. Arnold Cantwell Smith, LL.D. (honoris causa) Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5013
The meeting adjourned at 11:30 p.m.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 1969.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5014
APPENDIX 'A'
Summary of New Awards and Changes in Awards
Recommended to Senate
New Awards
The Agricultural Pesticide Society Prize
A cash prize of $25 will be awarded by the Agricultural Pesticide Society
to the undergraduate student in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
presenting the best research project in the Plant Protection Option.
Alcuin Society Prize
This prize, and a copy of one of its publications, is offered annually
by the Alcuin Society to the student in the School of Librarianship
attaining the highest standing in the course "History of the Book".
The award will be made on the recommendation of the School.
The Dr. C S. Allen Scholarship in Forest Genetics
A scholarship of $100 has been donated by the Alumni and Faculty of
Sopron Division, Faculty of Forestry, in memory of the late Dean G. S.
Allen, for his magnanimous help during the years when the Hungarian
Forestry School was in operation on the U.B.C. campus. The scholarship
will be awarded annually to the undergraduate forestry student obtaining
highest standing in Forest Genetics.
The Association of British Columbia Foresters Prizes
Three prizes of the value of $25, $50 and $125 are offered by the
Association of British Columbia Foresters in the name of the late
Dr. George S. Allen, past president, past Dean of Forestry, distinguished
forest scientist and noted forester, for competition by students in the
Faculty of Forestry. A prize of $25 is awarded for the best summer essay
(Forestry 298) in Second Year Forestry and one of $50 for the best summer
essay (Forestry 398) in Third Year Forestry.  A prize of $125 is awarded
for the best B.S.F. Thesis (Forestry 499).  The successful essays and
thesis may be made available by the Faculty to the Council and Members
of the Association. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5015
Summary of New Awards and Changes in Awards
Recommended to Senate (Continued)
The British Columbia Pharmaceutical Society Scholarship
This scholarship of $200 will be awarded annually to a student in the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences who is proceeding to the Final Year.
The award will be made to a student who, in the opinion of the Faculty,
shows a major interest and promise of combining a successful career in
the practice of pharmacy with active participation in community and
professional affairs.
C. W. Deans Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship of $100, established by the Women's Auxiliary to the
Canadian Paraplegic Association, B.C. Division, is offered annually
to paraplegic students, or sons and daughters of paraplegics. This
scholarship will be available to a student beginning or continuing
studies in one of the Universities in British Columbia. Preference will
be given to a student beginning or continuing his studies in Engineering.
The award will be made to a student with a good academic record.
The Mrs. Robert Ewin Memorial Prizes
A total of ten prizes of $25 each, given as a memorial to Mrs. Robert
Ewin by her daughter Mrs. Ethel Lewis, and other relatives, are offered
to students whose homes are in the Richmond area and who are entering
the University from secondary school. Mrs. Robert Ewin was the first
woman trustee member of the Richmond School District on Lulu Island.
Two or more of these prizes will be awarded each year to students
selected by the University on the basis of academic standing and qualities
of leadership.
The Rosemary Elizabeth Gordon Memorial Fellowship
This fellowship, a memorial to Rosemary Elizabeth Gordon, will be awarded
to a student who has completed at least the first year of the Arts 1
programme (or its successor programme) and is continuing studies in the
University in a higher undergraduate year.  In the amount of $500, the
award will be determined by the participating faculty of the New Arts 1
programme. Rosemary Gordon saw with clarity and distress the personal,
social and political problems which beset the community, and devoted
herself with vigor, tenderness and wisdom to their solution.  For these
reasons, the student selected should display a special concern for these
problems and a special commitment to work for their solution. The
faculty will judge between candidates meeting these qualifications at
their own discretion. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5016
Summary of New Awards and Changes in Awards
Recommended to Senate  (Continued)
The Joseph Grebski Memorial Award
This prize of $150, gift of the Canadian Polish Congress, British
Columbia Branch, will be awarded in June, 1970 to two students in the
Third Year, each to receive a gift of $75, when both have an outstanding
record of achievement in Polish. When only one student qualifies the
student is to receive the full sum of $150.
The Jacob Kaliski Memorial Award
This prize of $150, gift of the Canadian Polish Congress, British
Columbia Branch, will be awarded in June, 1969 to two students in the
Second Year, each to receive a gift of $75, when both have an outstanding
record of achievement in Polish. When only one student qualifies the
student is to receive the full sum of $150.
The John Owen Memorial Athletic Award
As a memorial to John Owen, in recognition of his many years of dedicated
service as trainer to the thousands of U.B.C. athletes with whom he had
been associated, this award has been established by the John Owen
Memorial Bursary Fund Committee. The award in the amount of $250 will be
made annually to a student with good scholastic standing who has
demonstrated outstanding service in the Student Athletic Training
Programme, or to a student participating in the extramural athletic
programme whose academic ability, sterling, unselfish character and
athletic proficiency in the opinion of the selectors merits the award.
Winners of the award will be selected by the Joint Faculty Committee on
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries, after consultation with the Chairman
of the Men's Athletic Committee, the Director of the School of Physical
Education and Recreation, and the Athletic Director.
Polish Credit Union Award
A prize of $150, gift of the Polish Credit Union, will be awarded in June,
1969 to a student with an outstanding record in the field of Polish
studies.  It will be awarded on the recommendation of the Department of
Slavonic Studies.
The Dr. William Rose Award
This prize of $150, gift of the Canadian Polish Congress, British Columbia
Branch, will be awarded to two students in the First Year, each to receive
a gift of $75, when both have an outstanding record of achievement in Polish.
When only one student qualifies the student is to receive the full sum of $150, Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5017
Summary of New Awards and Changes in Awards
Recommended to Senate  (Continued)
Changes
The Morris Belkin Prize
Increased from $250 to $500 annually.
The Frank de Bruyn Memorial Prize
Increased from $100 to $150 annually.
The Butler Brothers Scholarship in Agricultural Engineering or Mechanics
Increased from $250 to $300 annually.
The Finning Tractor & Equipment Co. Ltd. Scholarships
Six awards each increased from $300 to $400 annually.
The Finning Tractor & Equipment Co. Ltd. Graduate Scholarship
Reserved for M.B.A. students in the field of Marketing and increased
from $500 to $600 annually.
The E. Frances Gunning Memorial Bursary
Increased from $100 to $200 annually.
The Katherine Leshgold Bursary in Commerce
Capital fund increased by $1,000 and hence annual value of bursary
increased from $50 to $100.
The Ellen Ethel McHattie Memorial Bursary
Increased from $300 to $350 annually.
The William Eugene Maclnnes Memorial Scholarship
Increased from $300 to $350 annually.
The W. H. Maclnnes Scholarship in Physics and Mathematics
Increased from $300 to $350 annually.
The Netherlands' Association Bursary Fund
Bursaries increased from total of $500 to $750 annually. Wednesday, February 26, 1969.
5018
Summary of New Awards and Changes in Awards
Recommended to Senate
Changes  (Continued)
The Kay Norgan Scholarships in Education
Additional capital sum of $10,000 provided.  This increases number of
scholarships from two to three, each annually in the amount of $500.
Rayonier Canada (B.C) Ltd.
Additional scholarships - Chemical Engineering $500; Forestry $500.
Standard Oil (Indiana) Foundation Inc. Fellowship
Increased from $1,800 plus tuition fees to $2,400 plus tuition fees.

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