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 Mr.  Rolcmd J.   Lmnlnj,
4593  Langara  Ave.,
Vancouver 8,  B.   C.
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A $926,500 contract for construction of a new wing to the chemistry building at UBC has been
awarded to Bedford Construction
Co., President N. A. M. MacKenzie
has announced.
Construction on the addition has
begun and completion is expected
in March, 1963. The wing will provide facilities for senior undergraduate work, including special
laboratories for work in organic,
inorganic and physical chemistry.
The four Storey addition will also
contain two lecture theatres each
seating 90 students.
The board of governors has also
authorized the calling of tenders
for a new building for the department of electrical engineering and
the second unit of the fine arts
The second unit of the fine arts
centre will contain a theatre seating 400. Adjacent to the theatre
will be a three storey classroom
block. Total cost of the building
will be $500,000. The Canada Council has made a grant to cover half
the  cost.
The new building for the department of electrical engineering, to
cost approximately $1,400,000, will
be constructed at the corner of
Agronomy Road and the main mall
at the south end of the campus.
The four-storey building will contain 75,000 square feet of floor
space and will be constructed in
the shape of an L. It will contain
classrooms and laboratories for
undergraduate teaching and advanced research.
This will be the second building
constructed on a 15-acre site at the
south end of the campus for various departments in the faculty of
applied science. The first unit of
the development, a building for
the department of chemical engineering, was opened in September,
1961. When completed the development will consist of six buildings.
The board has also instructed
the architectural firm of Thompson, Berwick and Pratt to prepare
detailed drawings for six additional projects to cost a total of $6,-
They are an addition to the
physics building, a new residence
development, extensions to nlaving
fields and a winter sports centre.
The addition to the nhysics
building will cost approximately
SI.200,000 and will be constructed
on the south side of the orient
building. The six-storev addition
will contain laboratories and class-
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MAY   -   JUNE,   1962
B. C. BINNING, head of the fine
arts department, has been honoured by the Royal Architectural
Institute of Canada. See story on
page 3.
rooms for undergraduate teaching
and a large auditorium seating 400.
The new residence development
will be located on Wesbrook Crescent on the east side of the campus
on the former federal government
wireless station which has now
been turned over to  UBC.
The development will be made
up of two 10-storey residence units
housing 750 students and a central
dining and recreational building.
Total cost of the project will be
Another residence unit, to cost
$500,000, will be constructed adjacent to International House to
house 150 graduate students.
iMoney for construction of the residences will be borrowed from
banks and the Central Mortgage
and  Housing Corporation.
A total of $50,000 has been allocated for extensions to playing
fields and to provide for construction of dressing room facilities on
the new Wolfson field at the south
end of the campus.
The new Winter Sports Centre
will cost $500,000 and contain eight
sheets of ice for curling and a
hockey arena seating  1500.
UBC students have pledged
$250,000 toward the cost of constructing the building. A gift of
$100,000 has also been received
from Senator Hartland deM. Mol-
son and his brother Thomas, and
the Molson companies of western
Canada, to assist in the costs of
A contract valued at $7,754 has
also been awarded to Roy B.
Seney, of Fort Langley, B.C., for
the clearing of 25 acres of land for
the faculty of agriculture at the
south end of the campus.
When the land clearing is completed experimental and laboratory
facilities for the divisions of animal, plant and poultry science will
be relocated in the area.
Dean Blythe Eagles, head of the
faculty of agriculture, said some
existing buildings will be moved
to the area from the central campus and some new buildings will
be constructed on the site.
eye unit
at hospital
Dr. Leon Koerner and the B.C.
division of. the,, Canadian National
Institute for the Blind have each
contributed $25,000 for construction costs to develop an eye research unit in the UBC faculty of
medicine at the Vancouver General  Hospital.
The unit, which will initially
study glaucoma and retinal diseases, will occupy 2400 square feet
in a building at the northeast corner of 10th and Willow street.
Space for the unit has been made
available by the board of trustees
of the VGH.
Dr. John F. iMcCreary, dean of
the faculty of medicine at UBC,
said most of the larger metropolitan communities in Canada, the
United States and Great Britain
had developed special ophthalmic
diagnostic centres which have been
of great value in the diagnosis and
evaluation of treatment of certain
eye  diseases.
Glaucoma, he added, is the commonest cause of blindness in Canada and is becoming an important
public health problem in that it is
more common than diabetes in the
population over 40 years of age.
Glaucoma destroys the seeing
parts of the eye as a result of increasing pressure within the eye.
The disease can be checked if it is
detected early.
Dean McCreary said the new eye
unit would be used as a referral
centre for indigent eye clinic
patients and from private eye doctors for consultation purposes. The
unit will be equipped with a Glaucoma Tonography Laboratory for
the measurement of fluid pressure
in the eye by electronic equipment.
The Peter Larkin Foundation of
Toronto contributed $5000 for the
laboratory which is already in operation in the faculty of medicine
building at the VGH.
Captain M. C. Robinson, national
director for the CNIB in western
Canada, said there has been no
such special eye centre in Vancouver to date, and it is hoped that
the new unit will prove of tremendous value to the local community
and the country at large.
During the current year approximately $20,000 will be available for
apparatus, technical equipment,
and payment of personnel from
two National Health Research
Graduates will have an opportunity to say farewell to UBC's retiring president, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, at a huge outdoor recep- .
tion in the courtyard of the Buchanan building on Saturday, June
23, at 2:30 p.m.
The outdoor reception for Dr.
MacKenzie has been organized by
the board of management of the
Alumni Association. In case of
rain the event will be held in the
lounge of  Brock  Hall.
The reception will follow Dr.
MacKenzie's last official act as
president of UBC — the turning of
the sod for the new bio-medical
library at the medical sciences
centre at 2 p.m. Graduates are invited to attend this ceremony before going on to the reception.
The' Alumni Association have
also announced that they will rename their regional scholarships
"The Norman MacKenzie Alumni
Scholarships." It is hoped that
more than 42 of these awards will
be made in the coming year.
At the June 23 reception the Association will present to Dr. MacKenzie a book containing tributes
from graduates. In order that the
book may be prepared in advance,
graduates and friends are asked to
fill in the tribute blank on page
four of this issue and return it to
the Alumni office before June 23.
bequest to
aid press
UBC will use a $125,000 bequest
from the late Frank J. Burd,
former publisher of the Vancouver
newspaper, The Province, to aid
in the establishment of a University Press, President N. A. M.
MacKenzie has announced.
Dr. MacKenzie said the bequest,
when received, would be invested
and the income used to encourage
and stimulate publication of books
by faculty members and scholars
in general. The president emphasized that UBC had no intention
of establishing a printing plant.
and dean
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
and Dean F. H. Soward. head of
the faculty of graduate studies, received honorary degrees at eastern
universities   in   May.
The president, who received the
only honorary degree awarded at
UBC's spring congregation May 24
and 25, was also honoured at Memorial University in Newfoundland
on May 19. The president delivered the congregation address at
both events.
Dean Soward, who is also head
of the department of history and
director of international studies at
UBC, received his honorary degree
from Carleton University on May
(What follows are excerpts from the speeches given
at spring Congregation May 24 and 25 by retiring
President N. A. M. MacKenzie.)
I am indeed greatly honoured that on the eve
of my retirement the Senate of this University
should have asked me to give this Congregation
address, and in addition decided to confer an
honorary degree upon me. As most of you -know,
in my representative capacity as president of this
University, I have received some other honorary
degrees, but this degree from the University of
British Columbia will be one that I will always
hold in the highest regard and count as a signal
honour because it will be associated with so much
of my life and so many of my friends. . . .
My general theme is the future of the University itself and the role that it should play in
the education, and particularly the higher education, of the people of this Province. . . .
. . . the number of those applying for higher
education in British Columbia will be more than
double over the next eight years, and by 1970 it
will almost certainly be over 30,000. . . .
- Partly as a result of this and partly because
a conservative policy toward education is in the
ascendant at the moment, the public, the governments and many of those in higher education itself are seeking solutions through the raising of
standards and the limiting of the numbers of
those admitted. Personally, I am not in favour of
encouraging or admitting young people to our
universities and colleges if they are not suited to
that experience and not likely to benefit from it;
but I do want to educate as fully and completely
as possible the maximum number of young Canadian men and women, and I would rather err on
the side of generosity than deprive young men
and women of the opportunity for self-development and for making their maximum contribution
to society and to their fellow-men. . . .
It is frequently said by those who would limit
the enrolment of students in universities and colleges that the attendance of those who fail is an
extravagant waste of substantial amounts of public monies. I would just like to note in passing
two things: (1) that the individual concerned,
either himself or his family, invests far more in
his education than does the public; (2) and even
in the case of those who fail I am enough of an
optimist to believe that if the universities are
as good and as valuable as we claim them to be
and they ought to be, then for any student a year
or more spent in the environment of a university,
even if the student is academically unsuccessful,
sfiould not be and is not likely to be entirely
Wasted. . . .
But, coming back to the decentralization of
higher education; when this is done I hope that
the new institutions will be what I would describe
as "community institutions" in the sense that the
community in which one is located has a sense of
and some actual responsibility for the institution.
This responsibility should include an acceptance
of a share of the costs of establishing and maintaining the institution, for administering it and of
deciding upon the work it should do and the
courses it should offer. If the institution is a public one, then it should share in the public monies
made available for higher education, but on the
basis of a carefully ascertained formula. If its
students are to receive credit at this university
for the work they have done, then the University
should supervise this work and, in the final analysis, approve of it. None of this would be too
difficult to achieve if we really wanted to do so.
As to the location of the institutions: because
of the concentration of population in the Greater
Vancouver and Lower Mainland areas, I suggest
that a college giving the first two years of university work located in Burnaby might be more
easily organized and administered than in any
other part of the Province and serve a much
larger and more populous constituency than
would be possible anywhere else. But, for practical and political reasons, if this were done, I
think it would be necessary to proceed with the
development of institutions in other areas, and I
would suggest another in the Fraser Valley, perhaps at Abbotsford; one in the Okanagan, probably at Kelowna because of its situation in the
centre of that valley; another in the Kootenays,
probably at Nelson; and one to serve the central
and northern areas of the Province at Prince
George. ...
As for total enrolment, I prophesy that, unless
arbitrary limits are imposed, within ten or fifteen
.years we will have at least 25,000 students on this
campus at Point Grey. It is because of this that I
urge that serious consideration be given to the
maximum decentralization on this campus it is
possible to achieve.
This brings me to the discussion of the role
and the functions of modern universities. For me
they are three-fold. The first and the most important is the teaching and education of students. Universities are among the oldest of
human   institutions  that  have   had   a   continuing
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and permanent operation. This I believe has been
due to the fact that they are communities of
scholars and their major concern has been and
will I believe always be the education of students.
Research and scholarship are, of course, of
major importance, not only in themselves, but because they are a part of and basic to all good
teaching. In our world of 1962 research in the
.sciences has become of almost supreme and overriding importance, and it is both understandable
and desirable that the attention of all of us in the
universities should be directed toward its advancement and support. . . .
The third function or role of the universities
is the continuing education of all citizens who
may be interested and who are capable of further
education. This obviously is a very general function and one that is shared by many other agencies. But again, in our contemporary society, and
particularly if our society is to remain democratic
and free, the universities must increasingly share
in responsibility for the further education of all
our citizens. ...
Our own Board of Governors consists of a
Chancellor and a President, both of whom are
ex-officio but with votes, three representatives
elected by the Senate of the University from its
members who are not on the University staff or
salaried employees of the government or school
boards or members of the government itself, and
six members appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council. ...
At the present time, and traditionally, our
Board has among its members a representative
of labour, of agriculture, of Victoria and of the
Roman Catholic community. While I know it is
a controversial issue, I do believe, on the basis of
my own experience, that Faculty representation
on the Board of Governors would be useful and
constructive, provided certain conditions were
accepted. In a Board of say 20 I would limit the
number of Faculty to three. I would have them
elected by the Senate from the Faculty members
on Senate. I feel they should have attained the
rank of full professor and have served with this
University for a period of at least ten years. I
think they should be appointed to the Board for
a three-year period and be eligible for re-election
for a further three-year period. I feel that they
should be prepared to give up many of their own
immediate interests so that they could spend the
necessary time and energy on the work of the
Board and, through the Board, of the University.
They should not be responsible to or report back
to the Faculty any more than the government
representatives should in the case of the government. They should act, however, as representatives of the academic community though
their concern should be for the general welfare
of the University and not for any particular
section of it. . . .
If the Faculty are to be represented, I suggest
that the student body should also be represented.
I would arrange this through the creation of a
new office, one which is traditional in many
universities in the United Kingdom and at
Queen's in Canada. This office is by the appointment of some official equivalent to that of a
Rector. The Rector would be elected by the
current student population for a period of five
or six years. He would be a distinguished citizen
resident in British Columbia. His office and
title would be largely honorary and his duties
would include the giving of a Rectorial Address
at least once each year and voting membership
on the Board of Governors. He would not be
responsible to or report back to the student
body, save in the most general way, but he
would in a sense be "the friend and advocate"
of the students in the affairs of the University . . .
In addition to the representatives of the Faculty and the representative of the students, I
feel that the Board could usefully be enlarged
to include a representative from those areas in
which additional institutions are likely to be
established, that is the Lower Mainland and
Fraser Valley, the Okanagan, the Kootenays and
the "central interior." Victoria and Vancouver
Island, regardless of the future decisions made in
respect of Victoria College, should continue to
be  represented on the  Board.
In an address of this kind it is always the
responsibility and the privilege of the speaker
to say a few words of congratulations and of farewell to the members of the graduating classes,
to their families and their friends. I have already
done this in the little, booklet prepared for the
Class Day Exercises. Part of that statement I
would  like to  include  here.
"For the rest may I extend to all of you
my congratulations and my very best wishes for
your happiness and success in the future, and
with that the hope that you will continue to
feel yourselves active members of this University
family, and will continue to contribute in the
variety of ways that graduates can to its welfare
and its development and high reputation.
"Mrs. MacKenzie and I have enjoyed our years
at U.B.C. tremendously and we count ourselves
among the most fortunate of people to have been
here with you all at this particular time in history and in the history of the University. Naturally, we will miss our close and intimate involvement in University affairs and the opportunity
that this has given us to work, I hope constructively, for its good. But, as with you, while the
parting will in many ways be a sad one, we do
not feel that it is the end for we expect and
intend to remain, while not responsible, just as
interested and in appropriate ways as active in
the affairs and the fortunes of the University in
the future as we have ever been in the past."
summer calendar
JULY 3 — AUGUST 18: Fourth Biennial Sculpture Exhibition held in conjunction with North
West Institute of Sculptors and the department
of  University extension.
3-^Public Affairs lecture series. Major issues of
general concern to Canadians will be discussed
by leading authorities on four Tuesday evenings in July. Lectures begin at 8 p.m. in Buchanan 106. Admission is 75 cents at the door, or
$2.25 for the series of four. The Hon. Georges
Lapalme, minister of cultural affairs, Quebec,
will   discuss  "French-Canada  Today" tonight.
4, 5, 6—FRENCH CANADA SEMINAR. To ensure
a greater understanding of a number of revolutionary developments in Quebec, the UBC extension department, with the assistance pf a
grant from the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation, has invited a number of prominent members from the French-speaking community to
participate in this seminar. Afternoon sessions,
from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and evening sessions
from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., will be conducted daily
at   International   House.
5—Fine Arts lecture series. Distinguished speakers, representing various fields of the fine arts
will participate in the lecture series four Thursday evenings in July. Lectures begin at 8 p.m.
in Buchanan 106. Admission is 75 cents at the
door, or $2.25 for the series of four. Dr. Louis
Dudek, department of English, McGill University, editor of poetry quarterly "Delta," will
discuss "The new phase in Canadian poetry"
9-20—^EAST-WEST DIALOGUE—"An exploration
of ideals and forces influencing 20th century
patterns of Oriental and Occidental cultures."
In an attempt to understand some of these
motivating ideals and forces the 1962 Summer
School on Public Affairs, in collaboration with
the Summer School of the Arts, will present a
program comprised of three correlated seminars dealing with Oriental, Occidental and
Middle Eastern cultures which will be conducted Monday to Friday of both weeks in the
new Frederic Lasserre building and in International HOuse. There will be regular morning, afternoon and evening sessions.
10—Public Affairs lecture series. Buchanan 106.
8 p.m. Dr. Charles Wright, associate professor of Sociology, University of California at
Los Angeles, will discuss "Mass communication
and  persuasion."
11—S.S.A.   Concert.   Auditorium.   12:30  p.m.
12—Fine Arts lecture series. Buchanan 106. 8
p.m. Pauline Kaeh U.S. Film Critic and Dramatist, will discuss "A perspective of American
and European films."
13—High school band concert. Buchanan quad.
12:30 p.m.  Admission free.
16—Festival preview. Buchanan 106* 12:30 p.m.
Nathan Cohen, well-known radio and TV personality, will conduct a series of noon-hour interviews with visiting artists of the Vancouver
Festival and faculty members in the fine arts
and humanities. Previews will be held in
Buchanan 106, iMonday, Tuesday and Thursday
at 12:30 p.m. from July 16 to August 2. Admission is free.
17—Festival preview. Buchanan 106. 12:30 p.m.
Public Affairs lecture series. Buchanan 106. 8
p.m. Dr. Amiya Chakravarty, professor of
Oriental literature, Boston University, will discuss "The resources of modern democracy: east
and west".
18—S.S.A. Concert.   Auditorium.   12:30 p.m.
High school orchestra concert.   Buchanan quad.
12:30 p.m.   Admission free.
19—Festival preview. Buchanan 106. 12:30 p.m.
Nathan Cohen.
Fine arts lecture series. Buchanan 106. 8 p.m.
M. Alain Danielou, world authority on Indian
and Persian music who is being brought from
Paris, will discuss "improvisation in music:
Indian and Middle East" (Illustrated).
20—High school band concert. Buchanan quad.
12:30 p.m." Admission free.
23—High    school    orchestra    concert.     Buchanan
quad.   12:30 p.m.   Admission free.
Festival    preview.    Buchanan    106.    12:30   p.m.
Nathan Cohen.
24—Festival preview. Buchanan 106. 12:30 p.m.
Nathan Cohen.
Public affairs lecture series. Buchanan 106. 8
p.m. Dr. Richard Thoman, associate professor,
department of geography, Queen's University,
Kingston, Ont., will discuss "The challenge to
Canada from  under developed  lands."
25—S.S.A.  Concert.   Auditorium.    12:30   p.m.
High school band and orchestra concert. Brock
Lounge.  4 p.m.   Admission free.
26—Festival preview. Buchanan 106. 12:30 p.m.
Nathan Cohen.
Fine arts lecture series. Buchanan 106. 8 p.m.
Nathan Cohen, leading radio and TV personality, will discuss "Criticism: the aesthetic fallacy."
30-31—Festival preview. Buchanan 106. 12:30 p.m.
Nathan Cohen.
1—S.S.A. Concert.   Auditorium.   12:30 p.m.
2—Festival preview. Buchanan 106. 12:30 p.hi.
Nathan Cohen.
6-7—Opera workshop scenes. Frederic Wood
Theatre.   7:30 p.m.
8—S.S.A. Concert.   Auditorium.   12:30 p.m.
9—Summer  School   of  Dance  production.   Auditorium, 12:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Summer  School   of  Theatre   scenes.    Frederic
Wood Theatre.  2:30 p.m.
10—Summer School of Theatre scenes. Frederic
Wood Theatre.  2:30 p.m. faculty
UBC will appoint between 50 and
60 new members to its faculty before mid-September when the 1962-
63 winter session opens.
Scholars and teachers will come
from South Africa, Japan, England,
the United States and other parts
of Canada to take up teaching and
research posts at the Point Grey
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
has announced the following senior
special assistant to the director of
the economics and research branch
of the federal department of
labour, as director of the Institute
of Industrial Relations.
Queen's University, as a full professor in the department of economics and political science. An
expert in the field of- applied economics, Dr. Rosenbluth was formerly with the National Bureau of
Economic Research in New York.
assistant deputy minister of the
B.C. Hospital insurance Service, as
consultant to UBC on planning of
the UBC health sciences centre
and hospital. Mr. Detwiller will
become administrator of the University hospital when it is built.
Other appointments in economics include DR. PETER PEARSE,
who is currently employed by the
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris,
and DR. ROY A. CHURCH, an
economic historian currently teaching at the University of Washington. Both will be assistant professors.
In the department of zoology new
work will be offered in the field of
ethology, the study of animal behaviour as it pertains to mammals,
as the result of the appointment of
graduate of Washington State University, Dr. Eisenberg is currently
at the University of California in a
research  position.
graduate of Harvard and a former
Rhodes Scholar, will join the department of pharmacology in the
faculty of medicine. Dr. Perry, who
has been at the California Institute
of Technology in a research position, works in the field of biomedical studies in mental disease.
Appointments in mathematics include DR. RICHARD CLEVELAND from the University of California, and DR. ROY WESTWICK,
who holds a Ph.D. in mathematics
from UBC, and who has been
doing postgraduate work in mathematics at University College, London, during the past year.
From Japan comes DR. K.
YANAGIHARA to lecture in geophysics. A graduate of the University of Tokyo, he was formerly
employed by the Kakioka Magnetic Observatory in Japan.
From South Africa, via London
and Harvard University, where he
is currently studying, will come
LEON GETZ to lecture in the faculty of law, and joining the department of Slavonic studies will be a
Russian literature expert, J. B.
In the faculty and college of
education MISS DOROTHY
MARY SMITH have been appointed assistant professors. Miss
Washington is a graduate of Western Reserve University and an expert in speech correction, while
Miss Smith is currently at the University of Illinois, where she obtained the degree of doctor of education. ,Miss Smith is an educational  psychologist.
Other appointments in education
are:   DR.   TORY   WESTMARK,   a
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heads Institute
hospital planner
Ph.D. graduate of the University
of Oregon, to instruct in foreign
language and English teaching; DR.
C. J. ANASTASIOU, a biology
specialist currently at Claremont
University College, Los Angeles;
JOHN D. DENNISON, an educational psychologist from Sydney,
Australia, and DR. CHARLOTTE
DAVID, a specialist in the teaching  of handicapped children.
In the faculty of commerce DR.
the staff as assistant professor after
completing studies for his Ph.D. at
the University of Colorado, DR.
also been appointed an assistant
professor, is an industrial relations
expert and a graduate of Cornell
has been appointed an assistant
professor in the department of
English. Dr. Ingram is a graduate
of the University of London where
he obtained his Ph.D. in 1955. For
the past two years he has been
teaching at the University of Chicago.
THE FIRST UNIT of UBC's new fine arts centre has been named the Frederic
Lasserre building for architecture, the fine arts and planning. The building, opened
iMay 29 by Dr. A. W. Trueman, director of the Canada Council, is named for the
late head of the school of architecture, who died in a climbing accident in England last year. The Canada Council made a grant to cover half the cost of the
million dollar building. Other units of the centre on the north parking lot will
include facilities for the school of music and the theatre department. An art
gallery and anthropology museum are also planned.
gets major
Professor B. C. Binning, head of
UBC's department of fine arts, has
been awarded the 1962 allied arts
award by the Royal Architectural
Institute of Canada for his artistic
contributions  to  architecture.
The award was presented to
Prof. Binning at the closing banquet of the annual meeting of the
Institute which met in Vancouver
from May 30 to June 2. The award
is made annually to an artist who
has made an outstanding contribution to architecture and is considered one of the top artistic
awards  in Canada.
Prof. Binning has collaborated
with a number of Vancouver architectural firms in designing murals
and mosaics for new buildings for
the Canadian Imperial Bank of
Commerce, radio station CKWX
and the former B.C. Electric building,  all   in  Vancouver.
An article in the Institute's journal, announcing the award, said
Prof. Binning "has lived the role
of the all-round artist who has
brought that much closer the possibility of an art, drawing on all
kinds of artists, that will become
one of real significance in Canada."
Prof. Binning taught in the UBC
school of architecture from 1949 to
1955 when he became head of the
department of fine arts. His work
is in the permanent collections of
a number of major galleries, including the National Gallery of
Canada, and he has exhibited his
work at many important exhibitions in North America and
new labs
at hospital
New research and teaching facilities costing $41,000 have been opened for the University of British
Columbia's department of paediatrics at the Vancouver General
The new facilities are located in
the Health Centre for Children and
will provide a more effective research and teaching program at
the Centre, according to Dr. Bruce
D. Graham, head of UBC's paediatrics department.
Dr. Graham, who is also paediatrician-in-chief at the Health Centre for Children, said the new
facilities will bring together a
number of scattered laboratories
and create new facilities for research  and teaching.
The $41,000 needed to renovate
the area on the fourth floor of jhe
Centre was raised by the Health
Centre for Children Society, which
cooperates with UBC and the VGH
in developing the Centre's program.
Major donors were the Rotary
Club of Vancouver, $15,450; UBC,
$10,000; and the women's auxiliary
to the Health Centre, $5,000. The
balance was provided by members
and Friends "of the Health Centre
for Children. The area donated by
the VGH is the former central surgical supply room.
Included in the new development
is a pulmonary function laboratory
for the investigation for children's
breathing problems. The B.C. Tuberculosis Society made a grant of
$15,000 to provide equipment for
the  new  laboratory.
Grants for equipment in other
laboratories have come from the
Vancouver Foundation-, $14,000 for
support of work in genetics and
blood disease, and the Chris Spencer Foundation, $6,000 for work in
the  field   of  endochrinology.
Matching grants for equipment
have been received from the federal government's department of
health for these laboratories and
others specializing in research in
neurology   and   cardiology.
Volume 8, No. 3. May-June,
1962. Authorized as second
class mail by the Post Office
Department, Ottawa, and for
payment of postage in cash.
Published by the University
of British Columbia and distributed free of charge to
friends and graduates of the
University. Perm ission is
granted for the material appearing herein to be reprinted
freely. James A. Banham,
editor; Laree Spray Heide,
assistant editor. The editor
welcomes letters, which
should be addressed to the
Information Office, U. B. C.f
Vancouver   8.
two deans
for year
Two UBC deans who are due to
retire on July 1 have been reappointed for additional terms of
one year, President N. A. M. MacKenzie has announced.
They are Dean S. N. F. Chant,
head of the faculty of arts and
science, and Dean E. D. MacPhee.
former head of the faculty of com-,
merce and now dean of administrative and financial  affairs.
Both deans have agreed to remain at their present posts for an
additional year at the request of
Dr. John B. Macdonald, who will
succeed Dr. MacKenzie as president of UBC on July 1.
Dean Chant joined the UBC faculty in 1945 as dean of arts and
science and head of the department of psychology. Dean E. D.
MacPhee joined the UBC faculty
in 1950 as head of commerce. He
retired as dean of commerce in
1960 but continued on a full time
basis as assistant to President Mac-'
Kenzie in charge of administration
and finance. the
Six members of the UBC faculty
have received research fellowships
from the Canada Council.
Research fellowships for senior
scholars, designed to allow candidates to devote full time to research, study and writing, have
been awarded to: PROF. MARGARET ORMSBY, dept. of history;
of the dept of English, and PROF.
PING-TI HO, of the dept. of
Asian studies.
Canada Council research fellowships were awarded to PIERRE
ROBERT, dept. of Romance
studies, and FRANK LANGDON,
of the dept. of economics and
political science.
DR. WILLIAM C. GIBSON, professor of the history of medicine
and science at UBC, has been
elected a member of the International Brain Research Organization.
Dr. Gibson, who is also director
of the Kinsmen Research Laboratory, which is involved in an extensive program of neurological
research, was elected in recognition of his scientific contributions
to the understanding of the brain.
the English department, gave lectures on contemporary Canadian
poetry at ten eastern Canadian universities in February and March
under the auspices of the Humanities Association  of  Canada.
MRS. BERYL MARCH, a research associate in the department
of poultry science, gave the key
address at the annual meeting of
the Pacific Coast Renderer's Association in Las Vegas, Nevada, in
February. Mrs. March addressed
the conference on the utilization of
fats  by poultry.
the physics department lectured
during April and iMay at three
American institutions under the
sponsorship of the American Association of Physics Teachers and
the American Institute of Physics
under a grant from the National
Science   Foundation.
The lectures were given at
Brigham Young University, Provo,
Utah; New Mexico Institute of
iMining and Technology at Socorro,
New Mexico, and the University of
Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
DR. N. A. M. MacKENZIE has
been named provincial vice-chairman of the 1962 Heart Fund, which
provides research funds for heart
studies  in   B.C. and Canada.
Dr. MacKenzie was honoured recently by the Vancouver Board of
Trade when he was presented with
an honorary life membership in
that organization. "The University
has gained in world-Wide stature
under Drl MacKenzie's alert, vigorous and wise leadership," the
citation read. It also praised his
"increasing effort to create a community of interest between 'town
and gown'."
DR. GEORGE M. LING, of the
dept. of pharmacology, participated in a closed international
meeting on "Brain and behaviour"
at Los Angeles in February. The
meeting was sponsored by the Brain
Research Institute of the University of California Medical Centre
at Los Angeles. Following the
meeting Dr. Ling spent the month
of March at the Institute as a visiting research anatomist.
who resigned recently to become
executive director of the National
Conference of Canadian Universities and Colleges and the Canadian
Universities Foundation in Ottawa,
was one of two faculty members
honoured by the Community Arts
VOLUME 8 — No. 3
MAY - JUNE, 1962
Council at the opening of the new
playhouse at the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre in February.
Dean Andrew, and MISS DOROTHY SOMERSET, former head
of the theatre department, were
presented with citations and scrolls
appointing them continuing honorary directors of the CAC.
DR. J. D. WIGOD, of the English department, has been appointed visiting Fulbright lecturer
in English and American literature
at Hiroshima University, Japan, for
the academic year 1962-63. Dr. Wi-
god will lecture on the modern
American novel and hold seminars
on Shakespeare and the Romantic
the faculty of education, has been
awarded a Canada Council senior
arts fellowship which will permit
him to tour the main American and
European art galleries and museums in the coming year. He will
also visit artists in the centres
which he plans to visit and, for the
balance of the year, establish a
studio in Rome.
Fellowships in the science section of the Royal Society of Canada have been conferred on PROF.
the department of chemistry, and
of the department of anatomy.
DR. CHARLES BORDEN, lecturer in archaeology, has been appointed associate editor of 'Current Research,' a major part of the
publication "American Antiquity,"
which is published quarterly by
the Society of American Archaeology. The section reports on all
current research taking place in
the western hemisphere in the
field of archaeology.
PROF. F. A. FORWARD, head of
the metallurgy department, has
been appointed an advisory member of the National Research Council to succeed DR. IAN COWAN,
head of the zoology department,
who has served on the council for
the past six years. DR. SAMUEL
ROTHSTEIN, head of UBC's
school of librarianship, has accepted an invitation to serve as a
member of the associate committee
on scientific information of the
the UBC law faculty, has been
elected president of the Faculty
Association to succeed DR. D. T.
KENNY, of the department of
psychology, who will serve as past
Other members of the executive
are: DR. R. A. H. ROBSON, vice-
president; A. M. MOORE, secretary; DR. M. E. PRANG, treasurer,
and DR. N. J. DIVINSKY and DR.
D. V. SMILEY,  members-at-large.
DR. E. S. W. BELYEA, of the
psychology department, has been
granted a year's leave of absence
to investigate current industrial
psychology in Great Britain and
Europe. Dr. Belyea plans to visit
industrial plants and government
and university research facilities to
gain a broad perspective of industrial psychology in the European
PROF. J. R. ADAMS, of the department of zoology, has been
awarded a senior research fellowship by the National Research
Council. He will attend meetings
in the eastern United States before
visiting laboratories in Britain. He
will then spend five months at the
Institute for Medical Research at
Kuala Lumpur in the Federation
of Malaya.
High school students throughout
the province are the big winners
in the most successful Alumni annual giving campaign in the history of the University of British
Alumni Association officials have
announced that the number of
Alumni regional scholarships given
will be almost doubled, from 22
to 42 each year.
In past years, the awards have
enabled many of the province's
finest scholars to attend UBC.
The new plan ensures that at
least one scholarship will now
be available in each district of
the province. The $300 Alumni
award is a much coveted one.
Selection of the winners will continue to be made on the recommendation of the alumni committee  in the area.
In addition to the scholarships,
the alumni allocated over $8,000 to
the President's Fund, and gave increased grants to campus athletics,
the library, Victoria College, and
other objectives.
Mr. Alan Eyre of Vancouver,
1961 campaign chairman, stated
that the total campaign receipts to
Dec. 31, 1961, were $30,378. However, further donations have since
arrived   at  Association  offices.
In making the announcement, Mr.
Eyre praised university alumni
whom, he said, "are almost without equal in working for their
alma mater — not only while on
campus, but also in their productive years after graduation."
He gave particular praise to the
alumni committees which represent
the association in their home
towns. "They are absolutely essential to the success of the regional
scholarship  program,"  he  said.
The annual giving campaign is
conducted annually among the
alumni to enable them to aid in
the development of the university.
Contributors become members of
the Association and receive the
Alumni Chronicle, and other mailings. The fund is distinct from the
UBC Development Fund. Exact
allocations were: Alumni Regional
Scholarships, $12,600; President's
Fund, $8,142; Library (special collections fund), Victoria College
and athletics, $3,000 each; other objectives, $636.
Donations from faithful alumni
came from practically every corner of the globe, including the
Middle East, India, Africa, and
Australia. A large number of graduates now living in the United
States also contributed.
Tribute to Dr. MacKenzie
Please write your personal message to Dr. MacKenzie on the form below,
sign it, and mail to The U.B.C. Alumni Association, room 252, Brock Hall,
UBC, Vancouver 8, by June 23 if possible.
Dear Dr. MacKenzie:
where are
grads now?
The graduates whose names appear below have neglected to inform the University of changes of
Do you know the whereabouts of
any of them? If you do, fill in the
coupon at the bottom of this column and mail it to the Information
Office,   UBC,  Vancouver  8,   B.C.
Roderick R. H. MacLeod, BA49;
Vivian Helen McLoughry, BA23;
Wm. Francis McMahon, BCom50;
Hugh John McMillan, BSP49; Mrs.
Norah V. McMullen (Jones), BA21;
Gilbert Eric McMurtrie, MA48;
John Campbell McNabb, BA47;
Kathleen E. Macnaughton, BA24;
Mary M. Macnaughton, BA47.
Annabelle D. MacNeill, BA35;
Roland McPhee, BSc21; Dugald
McPherson, BASc48; George Stewart McPherson, BA32; John Wallace McPherson, BASc25; Jessie
Mary MacRae, BA37; Noburu Abe
Nakana, BA26; Tisutomu Thomas
Nakano,   BA31.
Mrs. Frank G. Newton (Eugenie
Alice Cantwell), BCom35; Harold
Edward Newton, BA17; June Newton, BA43; Howard C. Nicholson,
BCom50; Harry Nikaido, BA41;
Frederick Twao Nishi, BA40; Graham Wilfred Nobbs, BCom48; Kit-
chi  Noguchi, BA42.
Clifford Gordon Norris, BSA50;
Alex John Nykolyn, BCom49; Hir-
oshi Okuda, BCom35, BA36; Mrs.
Florence E. Olivier, BA47, BSW48;
Mrs. Harry Osborne (Jean E. Al-
lin, BA36; Kazuhiko Oyama, BCom
40; Michael John Ozeroff, BA46,
MA48; Norman iMerricks Parker,
BA52; Kenneth John Parry, BA47,
MA49; Margaret E. Partridge,
Muriel M. V. Partridge, BA35;
Roderick David Peterson, BEd48;
Joseph Pauker BA49; Arthur T.
Paul, BA50; Donald Keith Paul,
BA49; Joan Shirley Peacock, BA51;
Mrs. Wanda Pearl Pearse, BA50;
Gwendolyn M. Pearson, BA48,
Mrs. K. G. Pearson (Mary C.
Mathews), BA36; Mrs. Cecil Pen-
land, BA49; Maurice Fred Perkins,
BA39; Maryan Andrey Peterson,
BA43; Barbara D. Pettipiece, BA35;
Albert Homer Phillips, BA47;
Thomas Arundel Philip, BCom 50;
Dorothy Jean  Philpot,  BA40.
Jerzy Pohosky, BA51; James
Polos, BASc 51; John Burton Poole,
BA39; Arthur Richard Porter,
BCom50; Charles Potter, BASc38,
MASc42; Duncan Franklin Prentice
BA33; Lawrence Wm. Prowd, BA45;
James J. Purdie, BA50; Wm. J. S.
Pye, BSA23; Wm. John Pyrch,
BA47; Mrs. A. E. H. Ramsay, BA49;
Lillian Mae Randall, BA41.
Wm., P. Rathbone, BA35; Mrs.
Cranston Raymond (Olive Tufts),
BA38; Mrs. Nicholas C. Read (Mary
Eliz. Butters), BA40; Peter David
Redecopp, BA49; Kenneth W. Reed,
BCom47; John Arthur Relf, BASc
50; Maurice Rodney Reynolds, BA
51; Mary Rezos, BSW52; Geo. B.
Rich, BA50; Frederic Richards,
BASc35; Christopher P. Rigby,
BASc 33; Josephine C. Riley, BSW
52; Frank Joseph Rita, BCom40;
Arthur Kenneth  Roberts, BASc48.
Harry Nash Roberts, BA34; Kathleen Ethel Robertson, BA35; Laurence Rodgers, BCom50; Mrs.
Helen M. Roedde (Gowans), BA49,
BSW50; Ernest Rolia, BA49; Annie
Moore Rowbottom, BA31; Ann
Louise Roy, BA51; Maria W.
Ruardi-Wichers,   BA42.
Alois Henry Rudnicki, BASc29;
Wm. Lome Rush, BCom47; Eileen
Rushworth, BA42; Robert Arnols
Russell, BA50; Hugh Cecil Russell,
LLB53; Walter Scott Ryder, MA20;
Nancy Patricia Sadler, BA39.
Alexander Sand, BSA24; Alan
Lloyd Sanderson, BA44; Tatsuo
Sanmiya, BCom41; Frederick Y.
Sasaki, BCom42; Genevieve L.
Saunders, BA39; Frances Irene
Schroeder, BA31; Norma Marie
Schroeder,  BA36.
N AM E     _____ 	


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