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VANCOUVER       8,       B.C.
Six new buildings costing more
than $5 and a half million were
ready for University of British Columbia students when they returned
to the campus September 16 for
the 1963-64 winter session.
The most expensive is a $1,421,-
343 structure for the department of
electrical engineering which took
15 months to complete. The four-
^-*tor*y building contains 75,000
square feet of space. It consists of
classrooms and laboratories for
undergraduate teaching and advanced  research.
The electrical engineering building is the second building on a 15
acre site at the south end of the
campus for the faculty of applied
science. The first unit, a chemical
engineering building, was opened
in 1961. The completed development will consist of six buildings.
The largest lecture theatre on
the campus seating 450 students is
part of a $1,398,503 addition to the
physics building. The addition also
contains tutorial rooms and laboratories for 500 students.
A new wing has also been added
to the nearby chemistry building
at a cost of $1,039,756. It contains
classrooms and laboratories for
senior undergraduate work in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.
A new $600,000 cafeteria and
commissary kitchen will ease the
shortage of eating facilities on the
campus in the coming year. The
top floor of the building features a
double-line cafeteria seating 600
students. It is open from 8 a.m. to
6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and
until  4:30  p.m. on   Saturday.
The ground floor of the building
is a commissary kitchen which will
prepare food for transportation to
four other major food centers on
the campus.
UBC's new Frederic Wood
Theatre — the second unit of the
fine arts center — cost a total of
$598,758. It was opened officially on
September 19 by President Emeritus Norman MacKenzie a few minutes before the curtain went up for
the inaugural performance of the
English musical "Salad Days."
The theatre seats 400 persons
and also includes three classrooms
each seating 50 students. The stage
of the theatre features two revolving stages for complex scenery
UBC's new winter sports center
at the south end of the campus is
now in full operation and contains
hockey and curling facilities. The
$500,000 building seats 1500 persons.
tJiss  Anna Carson,
Library,   S?.  Collections,
Campus  slail.
new look
for '63
A bright new look for UBC's
1963 Homecoming celebrations is
forecast by Alumni Association
officials organizing the annual return to the campus October' 24,
25 and 26.
Returning graduates will be able
to choose from sports, social, and
academic events designed to give
greater   meaning   to   Homecoming.
Alumni officials are cooperating
with the UBC extension department to present an academic seminar on space which will feature a
Mercury space capsule, the vehicle
used in the American manned
space  program.
The capsule will go on display
in the UBC armoury October 16,
ten days before the space seminar
opens in the auditorium of the
new physics building wing. Admission to the armoury is free.
The seminar will be addressed
by officials from Canada's Defence
Research Board, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
in Washington, and the Institute of
Space Studies in  New York.
Interested graduates should contact the UBC extension department
for  registration  details.
Some brand new campus buildings will loom large in Homecoming plans.
A Homecoming bonspeil covering the three-day period will be
held in the new winter sports centre at the south end of the campus.
Father David Bauer will ice his
Canadian Olympic hockey team on
Friday, October 25, for a game
against the Edmonton Oil Kings.
The new $600,000 commissary and
cafeteria will be the scene of the
annual reception and luncheon for
graduates on Saturday. Faculty
members, leading students and
graduates will mingle in the new
building at the corner of the west
mall   and   University boulevard.
Throughout Saturday students
will guide graduates about the
campus on tours of new buildings.
Following the Homecoming luncheon, football fans will be able to
see the current edition of the Thunderbirds play the University of
Saskatchewan Huskies in the stadium.
R.   C.   H.   "BILL"   ROGERS
homecoming  chairman
Other feature events are separate golf tournaments for men
and women graduates followed by
luncheon and dinner in the Faculty Club, class reunions, and the
annual Alumni ball, which this
•—-year returns--^to the Commodore
A detailed list of Homecoming
events will be found on page two
of this edition of "U.B.C. Reports."
three named
to UBC board
of governors
Three appointments have been
made to the UBC board of governors by the Lieutenant-Governor-
in-Council under the new Universities Act which came into effect
on July 1.
The appointments are Mr. Walter
Koerner, Mr. John Liersch, and
Mr. Leon  Ladner.
Mr, Koerner and Mr. Liersch
were members of the previous
board appointed by the Lieutenant-
Governor-in-Council. Mr. Ladner,
formerly a member of the board
elected by the Senate, now sits on
the board as an appointee of the
Two other members of the board
announced their resignations in
August. They are Dr. Percy Ben-
gough of Vancouver and Mr. Robert H. B.  Ker of Victoria.
The Senate of the University,
meeting on September 20, elected
the following persons to the Beard:
Mr. Nathan Nemetz, Mr. Donovan
Miller, and Mr. J. Stuart Keate.
Under the new Universities Act,
the Senate elects three persons to
the  Board for three-year terms.
Major-General Victor Odium of
Vancouver has donated his personal
library of 10,000 books to UBC.
The library, which General Odium collected over a period of 60
years, embraces a wide variety of
subjects, including literature, biography, history, philosophy, religion, science and art.
General Odium's library will be
housed in a special room of the
UBC library to be known as "The
Rockwoods Centre Library." General Odium will himself recata-
logue the books in terms of the
UBC system and present a printed
copy of the catalogue to UBC as
evidence of the gift.
General Odium is a former newspaper publisher in Vancouver and
was Canadian high commissioner
in Australia as well as Canada's
ambassador to China  and Turkey.
General Odium was an MLA for
four years and served on the boards
©f governors of the University and
of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
In 1959 General Odium donated
his five and a half acre estate at
Batchelor Bay near WhyteclifF to
the University for work in the
fields of fine arts and public affairs,
and approved student activities.
Contributions to the Alumni Association's 1963 annual giving appeal have increased nearly 100 per
cent compared to the same period
in 1962, alumni officials have revealed.
Contributions to August 31 this
year amounted to $50,235.28, a leap
of 9?_7 per cent over the same
period in 1962. The number of donors also increased from 1960 in
196-2 to 2224 in 1963.
An increase has also been noted
in the average donation to the appeal. This year the average gift
was $22.58 while last year during
the same period the average was
Last year the total amount subscribed to the appeal over the
year was $36,749.55. This year's
goal   is $100,000 from 4,000 donors.
AAG funds are used for a variety of purposes including scholarships, the President's fund, the
Library, and recreational facilities.
The committee in charge of the appeal is currently investigating the
establishment of a senior student
loan fund.
Graduates who have not yet con- ,
tributed  should  send  gifts to  the
Alumni    office,    room    252,    Brock
Hall, UBC, Vancouver 8.
VOLUME   9   —   No.   5
SEPT.   -   OCT.,   1963 the
Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
In the many discussions that have been stimulated by the publication of the Macdonald report
on higher education in British Columbia, the
question is often asked: "Why should we produce
graduates to work in other provinces or countries?" This is akin to the question: "When did
you stop beating your wife?" It implies an assumption which, if invalid, makes the question
meaningless. To put the matter straight, let us
examine the assumption. Do we, in fact, lose our
graduates to other places? Yes, we do lose a
substantial proportion of them, but we also gain
many who received their education elsewhere.
The real question is whether our balance of
trade in talent is satisfactory; no serious complaint can be made against our exports of talent
if they are exceeded by our imports; indeed a
healthy interchange of talent is generally regarded as essential in a civilized community.
It is difficult to analyze our trade in trained
people, as they do not appear as items in balance
sheets or budgets.   However, I have attempted a
tentative examination on the following bases and
CI) If we consider a profession in which British
Columbia  offers   less  opportunities  than   elsewhere, we would  expect our ratio of exports
to  imports  to  be  relatively   high.  Conversely,
if it is not unduly high in such a profession, it
is likely to be lower still in others.
(2) Engineering is such a profession. Although
in certain areas, such as those related to forestry and forest products, one would expect a
net import of talent, the secondary industries
are far more widespread and highly developed
in the central provinces and in the U.S.A. than
in B.C., and the demand for engineers consequently  is comparatively low in  B.C.
(3) My investigation is therefore confined to
the engineering profession, and if it discloses
a reasonable relation of exports to imports,
then, taken over all areas of activity, the criticism that we are exporting talent would seem
to be unjustified.
My data are drawn primarily from the list of
members published in 1962 by the Association of
Professional Engineers of British Columbia. This
list discloses that there are 2895 members registered to practise their profession in B.C., of
whom 379 are disqualified by virtue of residence
elsewhere; there are therefore approximately
2500 registered practising engineers in the prov-
' ince. There is no simple way of determining how
many practising engineers are not registered, but
a survey across Canada by the Dominion Bureau
of Statistics, about two years ago, led to the estimate that about 65 per cent of engineers were
registered in their provincial associations. If we
accept this figure for B.C., we conclude that there
are 3900 professional engineers practising in the
An analysis of the membership list mentioned
above shows that of 2895 members, 1281 (44 per
cent) received their qualifying degree at the
University ~of B.C.; there is no other institution
in the province which gives such a qualification.
Making the assumption that the proportion of
UBC trained men among those not registered is
the same as among those registered, the total
engineering population in B.C. consists of:
Trained at  UBC :    1720
Trained  elsewhere     :   2180
Considering now the supply of engineers in
B.C., the average time between graduation and
professional competency is about four years.
Thus, the total output of trained engineers may
be estimated approximately by taking the total
graduation figures from the University up till
1958."The number is"4037. It is reasonable to sup- "
pose that, of these, some 10 per cent have been
lost by death or through leaving the profession,
and the number enrolled in the profession without a university qualification is small. Thus, the
total production to date is approximately 3600.
We can now examine our balance of trade:
Trained at UBC and practising in B.C. __ 1720
Trained   at   UBC   and   practising   elsewhere     _   -    1880
Trained elsewhere and practising in B.C. 2180
Allowing for errors in my assumptions, it may
be concluded that the numbers in the three categories are roughly equal. The evidence does not
suggest that our exports exceed our imports.
Engineers represent about six percent of the
enrolment at UBC. It is reasonable to assume,
in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that
the tendency for a graduate to leave the province is greater in engineering than in the average
of the remaining 94 percent of the University
Thus, there appears to be no truth in the suggestion that UBC is training graduates to leave
the province; rather, it appears that we are falling a little short of meeting our own needs, and
that our imports of talent exceed our exports.
For 27 years one of the best bargains in British
Columbia has been the program of evening classes of
the University of B.C.
For a ridiculously few dollars, usually less than the
cost of a night on the town, anybody who wishes can
take advantage of the province's finest brains and
talents to  make that wish  come true.
It is the modern university's responsibility or even
duty to reach out to every level of the community,
and UBC meets it most ably. Last year 8,000 attended
its night courses and, certainly in many instances, lives
were reshaped and destinies dramatically altered as a
The calendar for this Fall now has been released,
not only for the UBC campus but, to bring the university physically closer to the people, for Burnaby,
New Westminster, Richmond and North and West
It is exhilarating reading in itself — between Recorder Flute, Introductory, and Philosophy's What Is
Left of Morality, and An Introduction to Digital Computers, there is something in this program for all.
Whatever a person's academic background, the elements of a university education are no farther away
than the mailbox. — THE VANCOUVER SUN.
homecoming   calendar
ALL DAY — Homecoming bonspeil in the winter sports
centre at the south end of the campus. Mercury space
capsule on display  in the  UBC armoury from  10 a.m.
to 10 p.m. Admission  is free.
12:30 p.m.— Pep rally in the War Memorial gymnasium.
Featured   performer   is  singer  Josh   White.
7:30 p.m. — Duplicate bridge tournament for graduates
in the faculty club.
ALL DAY — Space capsule on display in the armoury,
10 a.m. to  10 p.m.
9 a.m. — Space seminar sponsored by the extension
department opens in the new physics building. Canadian and American officials from the Defence Research
Board, the Institute of Space Studies in New York,
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in
Washington, D.C, and the Bell Telephone Laboratories
will discuss various aspects of the space program.
Interested graduates should contact the extension department for full details. The seminar continues until
5 p.m. today and until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
9 a.m. — Ladies' golf tournament begins on the UBC
golf course. A luncheon will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the
faculty  club.
11 a.m. — Men's golf tournament begins on the  UBC
course. A dinner will follow at 5 p.m.  in  Brock  Hall.
EVENING — Reunions — class of '23 and law '53.
7:30 p.m. — Official  opening winter sports centre.
8 p.m. — Hockey in the winter sports centre. Canadian Olympic team vs the Edmonton Oil  Kings.
ALL DAY — The Mercury space capsule continues
on display in the armoury, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. New
UBC  buildings will  also be open to graduates.
9 a.m. — Space seminar continues in the auditorium
of the new physics building.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Homecoming luncheon and
reception in the new commissary cafeteria at the corner of the west mall and University boulevard. Graduates will have an opportunity to meet leading faculty
members   during  the   luncheon.
12 NOON — Class of '18 reunion in faculty club.
2 p.m. — Football in the UBC stadium. UBC Thunderbirds vs the University of Saskatchewan.
EVENING — Reunions of the classes of 1928, '33, '38,
'43, '48, '53, and '58.
9 p.m. — Annual alumni ball at the Commodore cabaret.
For information and ticket reservations call the Alumni
Association   office,   224-4366.
VOLUME   9   —   No.   5
SEPT.  -   OCT.,   1963
PRESIDENT JOHN B. MACDONALD was honoured by the
Newsman's Club of B.C. in August
as the 12th recipient of "British
Columbian of the Year" .award.
The honour is awarded on the
results of votes by editors of daily
and weekly newspapers and radio
and television news editors
throughout the province.
The first winner of the award in
1952 was president emeritus DR.
Dr. Macdonald was also honoured during the summer with
honorary membership in the British Columbia Dental Association.
The honorary membership is
awarded to those who have made
a meritorious contribution to the
science  and  art of dentistry.
professor in the school of architecture, was a member of the team
which won first prize for the design of the new Simon Fraser University on  Burnaby  mountain.
In association with Vancouver
architect Geoffrey Massey, Mr.
Erickson prepared a master plan
for the new university in a contest entered by 71 B.C. architects.
An international group of judges
were unanimous in their choice of
the Erickson-Massey design for
professor of preventive medicine
and assistant provincial health officer, has been appointed honorary physician to the Queen.
Dr. Elliott was one of a number
of army, navy and air force veterans who were recently appointed
to the position. His appointment is
for two  years.
head of the department of agricultural economics, has resigned to
take the post of director of research of the Agricultural Economics Research Council of Canada.
Dr. Anderson, a member of the
UBC faculty since 1947, took over
his new post in September. Object
of the federal-provincial council is
to strengthen Canada's agricultural
industry through a long-range research program in economics and
rural   sociology.
DR. MIKLOS UDVARDY, associate professor in the zoology department, is on a year's leave of
absence at the University of California where he has been invited
to be their "Lida Scott Brown Visiting Lecturer" for the current academic year.
He will give lectures throughout
the fall and spring on topics related to ornithology.
During the summer Dr. Udvardy
visited a number of universities in
Europe, Canada and the U.S.A.,
where he lectured and took part
in   meetings   of   learned   societies.
faculty of education and the department of fine arts, has been
elected second vice-president of
the International Society for Education through Art, which met in
August in Montreal.
DR. A. J. WOOD, professor of
animal husbandry in the faculty of
agriculture, was the only Canadian
invited to address the sixtrT international Congress of Nutrition
which met in Edinburgh during
August. Dr. Wood also visited research laboratories and universities in Great Britain and Iceland
before returning to UBC.
PROF. JOHN E. BIER, of the
department of biology and botany,
delivered a paper at the World
Consultation on forest genetics and
tree improvement, sponsored by
the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in
Stockholm  in August.
Dr. Bier was the only Canadian
university faculty member invited
to speak at the conference. This
is the fifth consecutive year that
Dr. Bier was invited to speak at
the meeting of a learned society
in   Europe.
PROF. D. J. WORT, of the biology and botany department, presented papers at meetings of the
American Institute of Biological
Sciences in Amherst, Massachusetts, in August, and at the second
triennial conference of the European Association for Patato. Research in Pisa, Italy, in September. w
CONSTRUCTION of the Woodward Bio-Medical Library, above left, on the site
of the Health Sciences Centre opposite the War Memorial Gymnasium, has begun.
The Board of Governors has approved a grant to match funds contributed by Mr.
and Mrs. P. A. Woodward's Foundation. The building will house 100,000 volumes
and   contain   a   special   room   to   house   the   University's   history   of   medicine   and
aids library
A $746,946 contract for construction of the Woodward Bio-Medical
Library at the University of British
Columbia has been awarded by the
Board of Governors to Frank
Stanzl Construction Ltd. of Vancouver.
Construction of the three-storey
building, which will cost a total of
$950,000, will begin immediately.
Expected opening date is the
summer of 1964.
Gifts covering half the total cost
of the building have been made to
the University by Mr. and Mrs.
P. A. Woodward's Foundation. A
matching grant has been approved
by the UBC Board of Governors.
The Woodward Bio-Medical Library will be constructed on the site
of the University Health Sciences
Centre on University Boulevard
opposite the War Memorial Gymnasium.
When completed the Health
Sciences Centre will include a 400
bed teaching and research hospital
serving the whole of British Columbia, the Faculty of Dentistry,
Schools of Rehabilitation and Nursing, and other professional schools
in the health field.
The Woodward Bio-Medical Library will combine in one easily-
accessible collection all UBC's
holdings in the fields of human
biology, and pre-clinical health
sciences, and with the development
of the University hospital, the clinical   health   sciences.
The building of 35,000 square feet
will seat more than 250 readers and
house 30,000 to 40,000 volumes initially. Eventually, the Library will
house   100,000   volumes.
A feature of the building will be
separate study rooms which will be
open 24 hours a day for the convenience of students who require
study space after normal closing
There will also be a room containing books on the history of
medicine and science named for
the late Charles Woodward, former
M.L.A. and founder of Woodward's
Stores. UBC already has a substantial collection of books in this
area and it is hoped that additions
will be made in the near future.
son die in
freak flood
Dr. Roger Clubb, an assistant
professor in the UBC English department, and his eight-year-old
son, were drowned during August
while on holiday in Grand Canyon
National  Park in Arizona.
Dr. Clubb, 35, and his son, were
hiking in a dry creek bed when
they were engulfed in a freak flood
caused   by  torrential   rains.
Dr. Clubb joined the UBC faculty
in 1959 after graduation from Yale,
where he received his Ph.D. in
1959 and his M.A. in 1953. He obtained B.A. degrees from London
University in 1952 and the University of Kansas in  1950.
Dr. Clubb is survived by his wife,
Jean, and a younger son.
new theatre
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, president emeritus of UBC, officially
opened the new 400-seat Frederic
Wood Theatre in UBC's fine arts
centre  September  19.
The official opening ceremonies
took place minutes before the curtain went up on the inaugural production in the new theatre, the gay
English musical entitled "Salad
It was Dr. MacKenzie who opened the original Frederic Wood
Theatre, a converted army hut on
the West Mall, in 1952. Dr. Phyllis
G. Ross, chancellor of the University, presided at the opening ceremony. Also present at the ceremony was Frederic G. C. Wood,
professor emeritus of English at
UBC, after whom both theatres are
Professor Wood was a member
of the faculty when UBC first
opened its doors in 1915. In the ensuing years he founded the UBC
Players' Club, which staged thirty
major productions and innumerable one-act plays during his
He was renowned among generations of students for his courses
on the English novel and play-
wrighting. He resigned from the
UBC faculty in 1950.
Representing the Canada Council, which contributed half the cost
of the $500,000 theatre, was Mrs.
W. J.   Dorrance.
Other distinguished guests were
Dean S. N. F. Chant, representing
President John B. Macdonald; Mr.
C. I. Taylor, provincial department
of education; Mr. G. G. Woodward,
president of the Community Arts
Council of Vancouver; Mr. E. L.
Affleck, president of the Players'
Club alumni; John Mason Brown,
the distinguished New York drama
critic, and Miss Dorothy Somerset,
head of UBC's theatre department.
Vol. 9, No. 5 — Sept. - Oct.,
1963. 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. Permission 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,
Vancouver   8.
science collection. Tenders have been called for construction of a new $2 million
office and classroom building, above right, to house the faculty of commerce and
the social sciences departments of the faculty of arts. The eight-storey office block
will front on University Boulevard while a four-storey classroom block will front
on  the   main   mall.  Architect  for   both   projects   is  Thompson,   Berwick   and   Pratt.
new building
will cost
$2 million
The board of governors has authorized the calling of tenders for a
new multi-purpose classroom and
office building to cost more than
$2   million.
The building, to be constructed
at the corner of the Main Mall and
University Boulevard, will house
the faculty of commerce and the
social sciences departments of the
faculty of arts.
Expected completion date of the
building is the summer of 1965.
The building will consist of an
eight-storey office block fronting
on University Boulevard and a
four-storey classroom block on the
Main Mall. Attached to the classroom wing will be two lecture
theatres each seating 300 students.
The lecture wing of the block
will contain 12 classrooms with
seating accommodation ranging
from 45 to 100 persons. In addition
this wing will contain seven laboratories, ten seminar rooms, six project rooms, and five departmental reading rooms.
Faculty of arts departments
which will be housed in the new
building are psychology, sociology,
anthropology. political science,
economics, and the Institute of Industrial Relations.
head dies
Professor Walter N. Sage, former
head of the department of history
and a member of the UBC faculty
from 1918 to 1953, died September
11 following a long illness. He was
Prof. Sage, one of the senior
scholars in Canadian history, was
associated with the B.C. Historical
Association for more than 40 years
and made the history of B.C. a
subject for serious study by professional  historians.
Born in London, Ontario, on
August 9, 1888, Prof. Sage was educated at the University of Toronto,
where he received his bachelor of
arts degree in 1910. He obtained a
second BA degree and the master
of arts degree from Oxford University where he studied from 1910
to 1913. He also received a diploma
in economics and political science
with  distinction  from  Oxford.
Prof. Sage was awarded the degree of doctor of philosophy by the
University  of Toronto  in   1925.
Before joining the UBC faculty
in 1918, Prof. Sage lectured at
Calgary College and Queen's University. Appointed at the rank of
assistant professor at UBC, he rose
to full   professor  by   1928.
Prof. Sage was head of the UBC
history department from 1932 until
he retired in 1953. The Senate of
the University granted him the
title of professor emeritus of history on his retirement. He served
as a special lecturer in the UBC
history   department  until   1955.
Prof. Sage was a fellow of the
Royal Historical Society, London,
and the Royal Society of Canada,
and a past pres. of the Canadian
Historical Association and the B.C.
Historical Association. He was the
first Canadian to be elected president of the American Historical
Association,   Pacific   division.
A prolific writer, Dr. Sage au-
thoured more than 120 books, papers, and reviews on historical
subjects. Prof. Sage was also a
longtime member of the UBC Senate. From 1939 to 1942 and from
1945 to 1963 he was one of 15 members elected by Convocation.
VOLUME   9   —   No.   5
SEPT.   -   OCT.,   1963
wings added
to education
A S1.7S7.461 contract for construction of phase two of the College
of Education building at the University of British Columbia has
been awarded to Bedford Construction  Co.   Ltd.
The contract was awarded by the
provincial government's department of public works, which is
the architect for the project.
Phase two of trTe building consists of two wings to be added at
the north and south ends of the
existing building, which was completed   last   year.
The north wing will be made up
of specialized classrooms for the
teaching of mathematics, science,
art. music, and other subjects. The
south wing of the building will
contain offices for members of the
Faculty and College of Education.
Expected completion date for the
new wings  is   December,   1964,
A third phase of the building, a
small gymnasium, will be constructed  in the future.
library grant
A $280,000 Canada Council grant
will enable UBC to proceed with
improvements and additions to the
The grant, which covers half the
total cost of the work, will be used
to complete stack and study space
at the  rear of the  Library.
The space was enclosed but not
finished when the south wing of
the  Library was added  in  1960. SCIENTISTS
University of British Columbia
archaeologists have pinpointed
about 50 sites once occupied by
Indians in the lower Fraser Valley,
some of which will help to fill in
a four thousand year gap in B.C.'s
The sites, located between the
mouth of the Fraser River and the
canyon above Yale, were found by
Robert S. Kidd, a UBC graduate
now doing postgraduate work at
Washington, and Derek Smith, a
UBC student taking honours in
They examined old river terraces
and gulleys leading from higher
levels down to the Fraser River
and investigated leads from interested citizens who wrote or telephoned Dr. Charles Borden, director of archaeological studies at
UBC, and supervisor of four UBC
projects during the past summer.
One objective of the survey was
to locate sites occupied by Indians
between 3000 and 7000 years ago.
"Several sites which seem to contain material from this period have
been discovered," Dr. Borden said,
"but we shall not know for certain until intensive investigations
Some of the sites located seem
to date back 8000 to 9000 years or
more, Dr. Borden added, which
would make them as old or older
than anything yet investigated.
Funds to carry out the survey came
from the National Museum of
As the result of a second project under Dr. Borden's direction,
it has been ascertained that there
are no significant archaeological
remains in the Peace River basin
area which will be flooded by the
Portage Mountain dam reservoir.
There are, however, signs of
archaeological remains on river
terraces above the level of the
reservoir pool. These will be investigated   in   the  future.
The flooding which will result
from the dam construction at Portage Mountain will actually be an
aid to future investigations, Dr.
Borden said, since a higher water
level will make higher areas more
Bob McGhee, a University of
Toronto honours student, and UBC
graduate Michael Lemiski carried
out the survey with funds provided by the provincial government under the Archaeological
Sites Protection Act of 1960, which
provides for the investigation of
sites threatened by urban expansion or industrial development.
For the fifth year in a row an
eight-man team of archaeologists
continued work in the Fraser Canyon north of Yale, where evidence
of occupation dating back to 9000
years ago has been discovered.
Further excavation of an Indian
pithouse village revealed a series
of separate habitation levels and
evidence of earlier occupation
down to the 20-foot level.
Most of the deposits are prehistoric and contain only Indian artifacts. Overlying these are remains
which yielded trade goods, Dr.
Borden said. The earliest trade
articles, some tubular copper foil
- beads; come from- a prthouse whleh
was probably inhabited in the late
At the next highest level, glass
beads and iron objects were found
which would suggest an occupancy
date of about 1810.
A prize find during these investigations was the fragments of
a beautifully carved wooden box
which had been partially destroyed
in a fire. A charcoal sample from
the same level will be submitted
for accurate dating by the carbon
method. "~       '
'The discovery is significant, says
Dr. Borden, because it represents
the first wooden carved object ever
found in B.C. in a prehistoric Indian site.
Later in the summer the party,
red by Donald Mitchell, MA in
anthropology, UBC, began excavating a nearby site which may date
back more than 12,000 years.
This would make it the oldest
site   of   human   habitation   ever
found in Canada, Dr. Borden said.
The archaeologists found large
numbers of crudely flaked tools
made from river cobbles which
were used as choppers, scrapers,
and   gouges.
Dr. Borden said it would be
necessary for geologists to assess
the age of the site since there
were no charcoal or other remains
which could be dated by the radio
carbon  method.
Funds for the latter two projects
were obtained from the National
Museum of Canada, the UBC research committee, and Dr. H. R.
real estate
The Real Estate Institute of
British Columbia will establish a
$100,000 Education and Research
Foundation for the expansion of
academic work relating to estate
management at the University of
British Columbia.
.-Income from the $100,000 trust
fund will support scholarships,
bursaries and prizes to graduate
and undergraduate students in the
field of estate management, enable
UBC to purchase additional library
material, and finance research projects in estate management.
The capital sum will be vested
in the Vancouver Foundation and
the income of approximately $5000
per year allocated by a grants
committee made up of six members from the Institute and three
past or present members of UBC's
faculty of commerce and business
administration appointed by President John  B. Macdonald.
Colonel Herbert R. Fullerton,
president of the Real Estate Institute of B.C., said "The education and research foundation now
being established by the Real
Estate Institute will provide, in
perpetuity, the necessary scholarship funds to train and educate
future teachers in the field of real
estate education; to develop new
teaching materials and texts, and
to provide opportunities for advanced study and research in real
estate for Canadians at a Canadian
Professor Philip White, head of
the division of estate management
in UBC's commerce faculty, saW
the income from the trust fund
would provide for further expansion of work in the field of real
estate at UBC.
He said funds for aid to students
and purchase of library materials
were most welcome, but the greatest need lay in the area of research.
"We will now be able," he said,
"to expand our program of research in the area of Canadian
mortgage policies and the more
efficient use of mortgage funds,
and begin new work on the structure of real estate markets in Canada and the function of private
ownership of  real   property."
VOLUME   9   —   Np.   5
SEPT.  -   OCT.,   1963
Research aimed at unravelling
the mysteries of the crippling disease multiple sclerosis has begun
at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Thomas L. Perry, an associate
professor in the department of
pharmacology, has received a grant
of $12,500 from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada to test a
theory that the disease is related
to abnormal concentrations of one
or more trace metals in the human
Scientists have already shown
that high concentrations of several
trace metals in the brain can cause
mental deficiency and other neurological   diseases,  Dr.  Perry says.
He cites as an instance a complaint known as Wilson's disease,
which produces loss of intelligence
and certain physical symptoms as
a result of an excessive concentration of copper in certain areas of
the brain and liver.
A disease of sheep which closely
resembles multiple sclerosis has
reinforced the trace metal theory,
Dr. Perry says. The disease, known
as "swayback," shows up in lambs
born to ewes which have grazed
on vegetation containing large
amounts of molybdenum and low
concentrations of copper.
Studies of the frequency with
which multiple sclerosis occurs in
various parts of the world have
suggested the possibility that the
disease may be associated with
variations in the trace metal content of the soil.
To test the theory Dr. Perry and
his assistants plan to analyse urine
samples from multiple sclerosis
sufferers and non-sufferers in the
same household.
Each of the samples will be
tested to determine the concentrations of the 14 trace elements found
in the human body.
Six of these elements — copper,
iron, cobalt, zinc, manganese, and
molybdenum — are essential to
humans, Dr. Perry says, because
they are components of enzymes
which control body functions.
The remaining eight are not
thought to be necessary, but some
are known to have toxic effects if
they are present in excess quantities, Dr. Perry says.
Carrying the theory one step
further, Dr. Perry speculates that
multiple sclerosis sufferers may
possess some inherent genetic .defect which prevents them from1
eliminating one of the metals.
Dr. Perry says his research will
have value even if it is found that
concentrations of metals in the human body are unrelated to multiple sclerosis, since the direction
of future research is often aided
by the elimination of one or another possible avenues of research
which need to be explored.
Dr. Perry is also doing research
supported by the Medical Research
Council of Canada which is aimed
at discovering if there is a relationship between mental illness and
other biochemical processes in the
human body.
UBC's extension department has
decentralized its 1963-64 evening
class program and is also offering
an expanded daytime program on
and off campus and in West Vancouver.
In addition to the usual number
of courses on the UBC campus,
the department is offering 16 evening classes in the areas of music,
literature, public affairs, and education in downtown and central
An extension department official
said the idea behind decentralizing the program is to give interested adults in the metropolitan
Vancouver area more opportunity
to take part in the program.
Residents of North and West
Vancouver and many living in the
eastern sections of the Vancouver
area find it more convenient to
drive to central Vancouver than to
the campus, the official said.
The daytime program, the official added, is aimed at providing
adult education opportunities to
many persons who are unable to
attend night classes because of
work or family commitments. The
daytime program includes courses
in public affairs, psychology, music,
literature, painting, pottery, French
and Spanish.
Among new courses offered this
year are introductory Swedish and
introductory Ukrainian conversation; concepts and contradictions
of non-violence; the criminal, the
judge and the public; unemployment in Canada, and the executive
Liberal arts courses cover history, archaeology, film appreciation, literature and history, while
the science section includes courses
on the mechanism of development,
ornithology, and identification of
seed plants, ferns and allies.
new parking
rules aid
to visitors
New regulations designed to help
students and visitors park more
easily on the University of British
Columbia campus have been announced by UBC's traffic director
Sir Ouvry Roberts.
The new wrinkle for students is
a pay lot at the south end of the
campus intended for those who
don't have time to obtain an interim permit in advance from the
traffic office.
"The purpose of the lot," Sir
Ouvry said, "is to provide space for
those students who use a second
family car occasionally, and those
who drive an unregistered car to
the campus as the result of breakdowns."
Students who have to use a second car in an emergency can reclaim the 50 cents a day parking
charge by reporting to the traffic
office and producing their parking
receipt   and   sticker   number.
Pay lots for daytime visitors to
the campus are another innovation
this year, Sir Ouvry said. "We discovered that 10,000 cars used visitor's pay lots when we experimented with them on weekdays
only during the past summer," Sir
Ouvry said.
Entrances to the pay lots will be
manned at all times by attendants
who will adjust visitor's parking
space to meet the demand. "As a
result, we will be able to ensure
parking space to all visitors," said
Sir Ouvry.
The west mall, from International
House to the Fraser River lot is
now open to two-way traffic, Sir
Ouvry announced. Cars emerging'
from the Fraser river lot will be
able to leave the campus more
quickly via Marine Drive as a
result of the change.
Students and visitors may park
anywhere on the campus in the
evening, Sir Ouvry pointed out,
except in certain areas which are
reserved day and night for faculty
members who return to work or


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