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Notice^ is hereby given that in
accordance with the resolution
passed by the Senate at its meeting on Wednesday, December 9,
1959, the election of the Chancellor and of the fifteen members of
the Senate to be elected by the
members of Convocation of the
University of British Columbia
will be held on Tuesday, May 31,
Nominations for these offices
must be in my hands not later
than Tuesday, March 8, 1960.
Your special attention is called
to Sections 70-74 of the University Act. (See story in column
5, at extreme right of this page.)
The following is a list of persons now in office:
A. E. Grauer, B.A., Ph.D., LL.D.
Mrs. H. F. Angus, B.A., Vancouver.
John M. Buchanan, B.A., Vancouver.
Kenneth P. Caple, B.S.A., M.S.A.,
The Hon. J. V. Clyne, B.A., Vancouver.
Miss Mary M. Fallis, B.A., M.A.,
Joseph E. A. Kania, M.A.Sc,
Ph.D., Vancouver.
J.   Stuart   Keate,   B.A.,   Victoria.
H. T. Logan, M.C., B.A., M.A.,
The Hon. Mr. Justice Arthur E.
Lord, B.A., LL..D., Vancouver.
Ian McTaggart - Cowan, B.A.,
Ph.D.,  F.R.S.C., Vancouver.
Mrs. L. E. Ranta, B.A., B.A.Sc,
Walter N. Sage, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.
Hist.S.,   F.R.S.C.,   Vancouver.
H. V. Warren, B.A., B.A.Sc., B.Sc,
D. Phil., Assoc. Inst. M. M.,
F.G.S.A., F.R.S.C., Vancouver.
Arnold A. Webster, M.A., Vancouver.
C. A. H. Wright, M.Sc, Ph.D.,
Trail.   (Deceased Jan. 8, 1960).
In accordance with the University Act, amended, 1954, notice is
hereby given that the election
register has been prepared and
is under the custody and control
of the Registrar and is open to
inspection at all reasonable hours
by all members entitled to vote.
Alumni Director to
Resign in Spring
Arthur Sager, director of the
UBC Alumni Association since
1954, has announced that he will
resign from his position this
The Alumni Association has
established a committee which
will screen applications for the
position of director. Applications
should be sent to the UBC Alumni Association, Room 252, Brock
Hall, UBC.
The constitution of the Association states that the director
must be a graduate of UBC. Applicants should have some organizational and administrative experience.
U.o. V
Volume 6, No. 1
January-February,   1960
GIFT OF $400,000 from Dr. Leon Koerner has been made to the UBC Development
Fund for construction of a center for graduate students on the west mall between
the Faculty Club and International House. Center will be named the Thea Koerner
House in memory of Mr. Koerner's wife who died in July last year. In the architect's
sketch above the building in outline at right is the Faculty Club which was constructed with a $600,000 gift from Dr. and Mrs. Koerner.
Property Gifts
Announced by
to UBC
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
announced two gifts of property
to the University during December.
The gifts are as follows:
• Five and a half acres of
property at Whytecliff, near Vancouver, donated by Major-Gener-
al and Mrs. Victor Odium for
work in fine arts, public affairs
and  approved  student  activities.
• 190 acres of land donated
by Mr. Thomas L. Thacker of
Hope, B.C., which will be used as
a reserve for long range studies
of environmental factors in the
biological sciences.
The property donated by General and Mrs. Odium consists of
a large home and four other cot
tages in one of the most attractive areas of BC.
The board of governors has instructed the president to appoint
a committee to recommend plans
for the appropriate use of the
property. The committee will include representatives in the various fields of fine arts, the extension department and others from
the Vancouver area.
Commenting on the gift, President MacKenzie said that General and Mrs. Odium have had a
long and intimate association
with UBC and have been generous friends.
"The general was for five years
a member of the board of governors,"-  the   president   said,   "and
Work Starts Soon on
UBC Medical Center
Construction  of  UBC's  new   nodical   sciences   center
should start in early February shortly after the contract is
awarded by the board of governors.
The   $2,800,000   center   will   be^-
located on University boulevard
opposite the War Memorial Gymnasium. The first three units of
the center, which will be constructed immediately, will be
complete in  September,  1961.
A four-storey unit, the largest
of the three buildings, will house
the departments of pharmacology, pathology and neurological
research. Two other units, both
three-storey buildings, will house
physiology, biochemistry, anatomy and the Cancer Research Institute.
President MacKenzie has also
announced that a center for
graduate students will be constructed on the campus with a
$400,000 gift from Dr. Leon J.
Koerner, the retired chairman of
Alaska Pine and Cellulose Limited. (See picture at top of page).
The  center  will  be   known  as
Thea Koerner House in memory
of Dr. Koerner's late wife, who
died in July, 1959. The gift will
be made to the UBC Development
Fund through the Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation, established
by Dr. and Mrs. Koerner in 1955.
Plans for the center are now
being prepared by the University's architects, Thompson, Berwick and Pratt, in association
with another Vancouver architect, Peter Kaffka. Tentative date
for the beginning of construction
is April. The center will take
about ten months to complete.
The center will be four storeys
high and will contain a lounge
measuring 65 feet by 25 feet, a
library and seminar rooms, a recreation room, a projection room
and offices. There will be about
17,000 square feet of space in the
this latest gift is but further
evidence of his belief in the importance of the work being done
by the University and his concern that this should be continued and expanded."
The second gift of property,
which is located one mile east of
Hope, will be known as the UBC
Thacker Ecological Research
Dr. Ian Cowan, head of UBC's
zoology department said the biological departments of the University were enthusiastic about
using the property for ecological
studies. Ecology is the study of
the relationships of plants and
animals  to their  environment.
He said that nowhere in B.C. is
there an area of land completely
dedicated to study of this kind.
"The processes involved," he
said, "are very slow and their
study demands an area where
there is the assurance that re-
study will be possible for periods
of as long as a century or more."
Before research can begin UBC
scientists will carry out a number
of studies over the next year or
two. These studies will establish
a base for understanding subsequent changes, Dr. Cowan said.
The preliminary program,
which will start in 1960, includes
a complete inventory to determine the general pattern of soil
types, vegetation and fauna, a
land survey to establish permanent reference points and a forest study.
Dr. Cowan said that types of
long term research which could
be carried out include soil, plant,
bird and insect studies as well as
experiments with confined populations of small animals.
UBC's faculty of forestry will
also use the property for long
term research of forest environments which is not possible on
the University's forest near
Haney, B.C.
To Be Held
on May 31
Elections for chancellor and
15 members of the University
senate will be held on May
31 the registrar, Mr. J. E. A.
Parnall, has announced.
The official announcement by
the registrar of the elections appears in this issue of UBC Reports (see column one on this
page) and is being circulated to
all members of Convocation for
whom the University has accurate
The University Act specifies
that all members of Convocation
are eligible to vote for the chan*
cellor and the 15 senate members. Convocation is made up of
all graduates of UBC, original
members of Convocation and
those members of the faculty
named by the president.
Chancellor A. E. Grauer will
complete his first three-year term
of office this spring. He is eligible for a second term of three
years under the University Act.
Only members of Convocation
may be nominated for senate.
Present members are eligible for
Nominations for both the chancellor and members of senate
must be in the hands of the registrar on Tuesday, March 8,
twelve weeks prior to the date
of the election on Tuesday, May
The method of submitting nominations is set forth in sections
70 to 74 of the University Act.
These sections are as follows:
70. No person shall be elected
as Chancellor or as a member of
the Senate unless he has been
nominated as hereinafter mentioned, and every vote cast for
any person not so nominated
shall be void.
71. (1) For the election of the
Chancellor and members of the
Senate the nomination shall be
in writing by a nomination paper,
which shall be signed in the case
of the Chancellor by at least
seven persons entitled to vote,
and in the case of a member of
the Senate by at least three persons entitled to vote.
(2) The Registrar shall forthwith send a written notice of
nomination to each person duly
nominated with a request that
such person forward to the registrar forthwith after the receipt
of the notice information as to
the residence of the candidate,
degrees and offices thereof, occupation, offices held at the University, or in other organizations,
other professional or business interests, publications.
72. The nomination papers
shall be delivered at the office of
the Registrar, or, if sent by mail,
shall be received by him not later
than twelve weeks prior to the
date of the election, and if not
so delivered and received shall
be invalid and not acted upon.
73. 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 he shall
be deemed not to have been nominated, and his name shall not be
included in the list of candidates,
if he notifies the registrar in writing of his refusal within four
days after the day upon which
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January-February, 1960
JAMES A. BANHAM, editor LAREE   SPRAY   HEIDE,  assistant
Authorized as second, class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa. 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.	
'Man —The Key Resource'
(The article reproduced below is the introduction to the receiiih-publishfd 1957-59 biennial
report of, the University's extension department
written by Dr John Friesen, the department's
Director, UBC Extension Department
"Provincial and federal governments have
in recent years turned their attention to a
close examination of our country's resources.
We have had Royal Commissions to inquire
into general and specific aspects of our economy and of our social and cultural life.
These investigations partly stem from a
growing awareness of the natural wealth we
have inherited and the urbanization of community life. The information we are obtaining gives Canadians a clearer outline of a
national image. We are becoming convinced
that progress is inevitable only if the future
is built on planned development and an increasing concern for long-range conservation.
"The" wealth of the province is a measure
of its levels of living. It is only realistic that
resources development be measured against
the scale of ability to produce and consume
—and here British Columbians are more
fortunate than most. Other characteristics
also play their part in development. To generalize on a few of these, ours is a province
which presents some unique challenges. We
have developed an economy that reveals
sharp lines between capital and labour, a
condition reflected in our political life. Our
social services, including provision for the
aged, call for considerable outlays of public
revenues. Our culture, like Canada's as a
whole, is creating an image less European
and more North American.
"In this eager and thrusting growth of a
relatively young region, one may well pause
to ask what qualities, or standards of living
—and these may differ from our levels of
living—we have set ourselves in aspiring to
the good life. Are British Columbians seriously concerned with an over-all blueprint
for resource use—human and material—that
will yield the ultimate in human welfare?
Dr. M. M. Coady, of St. Francis Xavier University, had a stirring answer to this question: 'Man can develop on five fronts—physical, economic, social, cultural, and spiritual.
That civilization which develops these interests to the maximum, and which observed
symmetry in its development, will be a great
civilization.' A ringing challenge for British
Columbia's second century!
"The balanced growth of province or nation is, of course, dependent entirely on the
educational effort it is prepared to invest.
There was a day when, internationally, we
had fewer comparisons to make in education
than we have today. Our own effort always
appeared to be near or in the forefront of
nations. Today new 'competitors' in the
literacy race have suddenly awakened us
to a sober stocktaking, both of our total.
resources and of the specialized and general
education that will develop these against
a new world scale of human wellbeing. At
long last education is inseparably linked
with  resource   development.
"The first obvious concern in relating
education to resources is the interest in
learning and relearning in the vocational
and professional pursuits. The scope and
variety of occupational training is very
broad. One need only examine closely a
single large industry to discover the enormous range of occupational skills or technical equipment it requires. A second look
: will reveal the influence of recent technological change on labor requirements. Old
skills change or are replaced by new, and
; m&ny. persons will have to change occupations at least once in their lifetime. Continuing research and new methods therefore make it imperative for worker or
executive to improve his qualifications for
the job. He realizes that the high school
or   university   diploma,   after   all,   marked
only the beginning of a long trail of in-
service training and education. The view
of education as a life-long pursuit now takes
on   real   and   urgent   meaning:
"The need for continuing education is
not confined alone to the occupational interests. Leonard Behrens supports the case
for adult education when he observes that
'Man is cleverer with his hands than with
his head. He invents things and alters the
whole conditions of his environment, but he
lags behind in adjusting his thoughts and
the customs and institutions which organize
his community life to the new way of life,
which his inventiveness has created. He is
forever putting new wine into old skins,
and is surprised when the skins burst.' The
political, social and cultural responsibilities
of membership in society, demanding as
they do a. good deal of knowledge, sensitivity
and balanced judgment from the member,
make continuous learning a practical necessity. Again, the need to develop human
beings—the key resource.
"The University, providing higher education to those who are able to use it, is
perhaps the most important source of knowledge and vision for resource development.
Research, the common denominator of all
science and a function of all academic departments, provides the kind of fundamental
or applied knowledge which is the basis of
technological change. Knowledge in class
or seminar, whether in the sciences or in
the liberal arts, ultimately finds its way
into the fabric of society and contributes
directly or indirectly to the development of
human and physical resources.
"In this connection, the professional man
—physician, engineer, lawyer, teacher—is
the key figure to progressive resource development. The University's concern here
is both for his under-graduate education
and for his continuing in-service learning
long after he has left the campus. But a
state-supported university assumes a responsibility for the continuing education of
the adult population as a whole. They are
the citizens who make up the community;
they are the people who produce 'the national product.' Their social and economic
needs often require the advice and guidance
that only higher education can provide.
"In addition to economic and social concerns is the development of our cultural
^sources. It is generally accepted that work
hours will decrease and leisure time increase.
What of its constructive use in the face of
extensive commercial 'recreation'? Is our
present increased television viewing indicative of 'a great civilization'? And how
can British Columbians take best advantage
of what is surely the world's finest recreational resource—our great out-of-doors? As
the citizen's years of schooling increase, is
he making full use of this education for
personal development and a citizenship that
hopefully spans the world?
"Over the past few decades public education has made considerable headway.
But our society still faces the stumbling
block of a large number of functionally
illiterate people—men and women whom
we expect to cope with personal problems
and civic affairs for which they are not
equipped. In practical terms, illiteracy reduces national wealth, slows technological
and economic progress, breeds suspicion and
tension, and retards world understanding.
Adult illiteracy is indeed a problem of great
national urgency and concern.
"A new public awareness and effort is
called for, in the common cause of Canadians
to build a' society of quality and abundance
—ultimately what Doctor Coady termed 'a
great civilization.' The vision, courage and
resourcefulness we have often witnessed in
the pioneer development of our resources
must now be brought to bear on the formidable task of widespread and effective
adult education."
Two University faculty members who retired last spring
have been honoured by the senate. Miss Dorothy Mawdsley
(right, above) who retired as dean of women, has been
granted the title dean emerita and Professor F. C. Boyes,
who retired from the college of education, has been granted
the title professor emeritus.
President Honoured
at Two Ceremonies
President N. A. M. MacKenzie was honoured at two cere- *
monies in Nova Scotia early in December.
The President was invited to the 128th annual meeting of the
Bank of Nova Scotia in Halifax where he was honored with six
other Nova Scotia-born Canadians for the contributions they have
made to the national scene.
In conjunction with the bank's ceremonies the Nova Scotia
government held a reception in the legislature to pay tribute to
the seven leading Canadians.
DR. WILLIAM C. GIBSON, head of the department of neurological research, has been appointed visiting professor of the history
of medicine at Yale University for the spring term of 1960.
Dr. Gibson, who is an honorary fellow of the laboratory of
physiology there, will lecture on the evolution of ideas in the
medical  sciences.
PROFESSOR S. A. JENNINGS, of the department of mathematics, has been appointed visiting lecturer of the Mathematical
Association of America. Between November, 1959, and February
of this year, Professor Jennings will visit such widely scattered
points as the University of Alaska and the New Mexico Institute
of Mining and Technology, in the course of his lecture tour. *
:;: :ji *
DEAN G. F. CURTIS, of the faculty of law, flew to London to
address the United Kingdom Universities Conference on December
11. Dean Curtis spoke on the Commonwealth scholarship scheme
which provides 1000 scholarships for study at Commonwealth universities.
Prime Minister Diefenbaker announced on December 12 that
Dean Curtis had been named to the Commonwealth Scholarship and
Fellowship committee for Canada. The committee will guide the
implementation in Canada of the recommendations of the Oxford
conference  on the scholarship and fellowship plan.
Dean Curtis was chairman of the scholarship committee of the
Commonwealth Education Conference which established the scheme
in July last year.
* * *
DEAN GEORGE ALLEN, of the faculty of forestry, has been
appointed to the board of the B.C. Research Council by the University's board of governors.
:;: * #
DR. ROBERT F. SCAGEL, associate professor in biology and
botany and the Institute of Oceanography, was on leave of absence -
from mid-October until mid-December and visited a number of
European cities to study type specimens of marine algae.
He visited such centres as London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Paris,
Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Gothenburg on a grant
from the National Research Council. Dr. Scagel also lectured at
the Oceanographic Institute in Paris and at the Botanical Institute
in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The University of British Columbia has formed a
Council on University Extension to provide a closer
relationship between the University and communities
throughout the province.
Announcement of the formation of the Council was
made by Dr. John Friesen, head of the University's
extension department, in his biennial report for the two
years ending August 31, 1959.
Dr. Friesen said the functions of the Council would
be to advise the extension department on province-wide
services, education for professional and community
leadership, the use of mass media, community development and provision for more adequate conference facilities for adults both on and off the campus.
A total of 17 persons from various B.C. communities have been named to the Council. January-February,  1960
UBC Senate Approves
New Pharmacy Program
The UBC senate has approved a new four-year course
of studies leading to the degree of bachelor of pharmacy,
President N. A. M. MacKenzie has announced.
MEMORIAL PLAQUE to the late Dr. G. F. Strong was unveiled in the laboratory which
bears his name at UBC's medical school building at 10th and Heather on November 27.
Mrs. G. F. Strong (left) unveiled the plaque. Speakers included President N. A. M. MacKenzie, shown standing behind Miss Barbara Strong, who presented a portrait of her
father which will hang in the laboratory.
B.C. s Medical Research
Done in New Laboratory
The new G. F. Strong Laboratory for Medical Research, where
nearly all B.C.'s medical research
is carried on, was officially opened on November 27.
The equipment in the laboratory, valued at $61,000, was donated to the University in January of last year by the British
Columbia Medical Research Institute, which has now become
the B.C. Medical Research Foundation.
Mrs.  G.  F.   Strong,   widow  of
the late Dr. Strong, unveiled a
memorial plaque in the new laboratory at the ceremonies on November 27. Other speakers were
the late Dr. Strong's daughter,
Barbara, President N. A. M. Mac
Kenzie and Mr. Norman English,
chairman of the board of the
The laboratory is housed in the
UBC medical school building at
10th and Heather. A new floor
has been added to the building
to   accommodate  the  laboratory.
UBC Enrolment Juitids
Again - 6.5% Increase
Enrolment at UBC for the 1959-60 session increased 6.5
per cent according to figures released by the registrar,
J. E. A. Parnall. ^
A total of 10,570 students have
registered for the current session
as compared to 9,918 the previous
year. Only one faculty — engineering — has shown a significant drop in enrolment from 1416
to 1351.
Registrations in the faculty of
arts and science increased by 265
from 4907 to 5172.   Enrolment in
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the time for nominations has expired.
74. In the event of only one
candidate being nominated for
Chancellor, or only so many candidates being nominated for the
Senate as are required to be
elected, such candidate or candidates shall be deemed to have
been elected, and in such cases
no voting papers shall be required to be sent out.
If an election is necessary, the
registrar will mail ballot papers
to all members of Convocation
for whom he has accurate addresses. It is expected that ballot
papers will be in the mail within
two weeks following March 8, the
final date for the receipt of nominations.
first year arts increased by only
one student to 2136.
The faculty with the largest
increase is education where 1819
students registered as compared
to 1442 last year — a gain of 377.
The student population is made
up of 7553 (71.45%) men and 3017
(28.55%)   women.
Enrolments in other faculties
are as follows with 1957-58 figures
shown in brackets:
Agriculture — 171 (155); forestry — 143 (137); law — 245
(246); pharmacy — 142 (124);
medicine — 212 (213); commerce
— 654-T590); graduate studies —
616 (559).
The decision of the BCMRI to
transfer responsibility for its research projects to UBC was made
as the result of a study by a committee of the Institute.
The committee reported that
the functions of the Institute, as
they relate to the provision of
laboratory facilities and personnel for medical research, could
be fulfilled more efficiently and
economically by UBC's medical
Dr. Strong, for whom the new
laboratory is named, was one of
the founders of the BOMRI in
1948. He was one of B.C.'s leading heart specialists and was active in the establishment of the
UBC medical faculty.
When the medical school was
formed in 1951 Dr. Strong was
the first clinical professor of
medicine  appointed to the  staff.
For 30 years Dr. Strong was
closely associated with the development of the Vancouver General Hospital. He served as a
member of the medical board for
many years and was chairman
from 1954 to 1956.
He was president of the American College of Physicians in 1956
and the same year received the
honorary degree of doctor of science from Laval University.
He died suddenly in 1957 in
Montreal where he was attending a meeting of the National
Heart Foundation of Canada.
The new course, which will become compulsory for all students
entering the faculty in September, 1980, will replace the present
three-year course leading to the
pharmacy degree.
A four-year course has been in
operation at UBC on an optional
basis for the past two years and
about 30 per cent of the class
which entered the faculty this
year elected to take it.
Professor A. W. Matthews, dean
of the faculty, said the four-year
course provides a degree of elasticity which is not possible in
the  three-year curriculum.
"There will still be the same
strong emphasis on basic sciences," Dean Matthews said, "but
the student will have more freedom to continue with his interests
in the field of general education."
The majority of students, he
said, will continue to train for
retail pharmacy and under the
new program will be able to devote more time in their senior
year to courses dealing with the
economic and business aspects
of drug store operation.
Work of a more technical nature will be taken by those who
plan to enter hospital or industrial pharmacy, he added.
Dean Matthews said the decision of the Canadian Conference
of Pharmaceutical Faculties to
adopt the new program was taken
in 1957 following an extensive
survey from 1946-49 by the American Council of Education at the
request of the American Association Colleges of Pharmacy.
This survey gave particular attention to the educational needs
of pharmacy in relation to the
significant changes that have
taken place in the work the phar;
macist does.
Colleges of pharmacy have proceeded to overhaul and expand
their curricula on the basis of
this survey, Dean Matthews said.
It is becoming increasingly important that the pharmacist
should have a broad understanding of his social environment,
Dean Matthews said, in view of
the fact that, insofar as the health
professions are concerned, he frequently is the first point of contact with the public and is strategically located with respect to the
implementation of public health
"The pharmacist is valuable to
the community as much for what
he knows as what he does," Dean
Matthews said, "since he is a
source of information on new
drugs as well as a dependable
UBC Library
Needs Extra
Book Funds
UBC should add $lt)0,000 a
year to its total book fund
if its library is to keep pace
with development at comparable North American institutions, according to librarian
Neal Harlow.
In his annual report to the
University senate, Mr. Harlow
said that during the 1958-1959
term UBC added 30,258 volumes
to its collection at a cost of $190,-
497   including  binding.
The pattern which UBC must
follow, says Mr. Harlow, is that
of the University of Washington
which during the same period
added 45,251 volumes at a cost
of $296,381 or Cornell which
spent $361,724 on 79,872 volumes.
Mr. Harlow also recommends
that non-University funds for the
acquisition of library materials
should be actively sought from
outside sources, preferably on an
annual basis.
Such funds, he says, could be
used to purchase special material
in a given area or used as opportunities to acquire materials
He points out that publications
in most of the sciences are becoming "extraordinarily expensive" and in the life sciences reports of scientific expeditions involve the expenditure of many
thousands of dollars.
Advanced work in the humanities and social sciences at UBC
is still virtually impossible without the purchase of scores of
costly sets and thousands of basic
studies and texts, he adds.
Growth of the library can also
be accelerated, Mr. Harlow says,
if all campus groups show a
greater concern for the library-
"Many persons," be says, "tend
to regard the resources of this
library as static in relation to
their own research and see travel
to other institutions as the single
means of pursuing their serious
Mr. Harlow also recommends
that a study of the resources of
University libraries in Canada be
made with a view to the development of facilities for graduate
studies on a national scale and
the production of an adequate
number of university teachers
and researeh. staff to meet the
nation's need.
UBC Is Day and Night Campus
The University of British
Columbia has become a day
and night campus with more
than 28,500 persons making
use of its facilities on a year-
round basis.
Figures released by UBC's
board of governors show
that 28,614 students used
campus facilities during the
year ending August 31, 1959,
as compared to 10,674 during
the same period six years
earlier—an increase of 166
per cent.
Commenting on the figures,
UBC's president, Dr. N. A.
M. MacKenzie said the University now operates about
15 houi«s a day on an annual
basis. "Last winter 176 classrooms — almost our total
capacity—were in use during
the  evening," he added.
Expansion of offerings for
the summer session and evening classes were two important factors leading to the increase, the president said.
In the six years from 1953
to 1959 UBC's population of
full time students enrolled
for degrees almost doubled
from 5255 to 9950. During the
same period summer session
enrolment increased by almost
3000 students.
The total number of students enrolled for degrees increased by 9318 from 6679 to
15,997 during this period.
During the same period the
number studying for diplomas or certificates or attending non-credit courses in the
evening and at summer
school increased by 8628 from
3995 to 12,623. U.B.C. REPORTS
January-February,  19601
One-quarter of Students
Get Financial Assistance
Between 25 and 30 per- cent of I
all students attending the University of British Columbia receive some kind of financial assistance according to figures released by UBC's board of governors.
During the 1958-59 session 3.381
awards were made totalling $867,-
379. Dean Walter Gage, chairman of the UBC awards commit-
tee. said the figure 3.381 represents the number of awards made
and not the number of individuals assisted.
Because some students receive
more than one award, Dean Gage
estimates that about 2,500 students or one-quarter of the student body received assistance in
the last academic year.
The figures released by the
board show that assistance given
by the University came from four
principal sources. All figures are
for the 1958-59 session.
1. University special bursaries
and named bursaries were a-
warded to 764 students for a total
of $115,025. The bulk of this
money — more than $75,000 —
was donated by individuals, service clubs and business firms.
2. Fellowships, scholarships
and prizes with a total value of
$218,110 were awarded to 804 students. Awards in this category
were made to students with outstanding records and high academic standing. These funds
were practically all provided by
private individuals, firms and or-
Officials in UBC's faculty of medicine have again
issued a warning to householders concerning magazine
subscription salesmen.
For- the past two years salesmen—claiming to be
medical students—have been calling on householders in
the Vancouver area. They claim that if they amass a
certain number of "points" based on the sale of magazine subscriptions their fees will be paid at medical
The latest complaints regarding the salesmen have
come from the Cowichan area of Vancouver Island.
UBC medical school officials have pointed out that
they do not sell magazines of any description or admit
students on any basis other than academic standing.
College Opens Drive
To Raise $1,500,000
Victoria College opened its drive to raise $1,500,000 for
capital development on November 21 with an open house
attended by thousands of Victoria citizens.
The   event   also   marked   the*®	
dedication of the new Gordon I °ne of the strongest fund rais-
Head campus, recently acquired j inS committees ever assembled in
by the College, and the opening ! Victoria  has  agreed  to  work on
of the new gymnasium by His
Honour Lieutenant Governor
Frank Ross.
A feeling of optimism pervades
the campus as it embarks on the
campaign and officials believe
that the public appeal, with
matching grants from the provincial government, will produce
the $3,300,000 necessary to construct a new science building,
library and power house on the
Lansdowne campus.
Bought by UBC
UBC's anthropology museum
has acquired one of the earliest
pieces of Indian woodcarving
ever discovered * in the Pacific
The carving is a 151* inch
spearthrower. used by Indians to
gain leverage when throwing projectiles. The carving, which was
purchased with money from the
H. R. MacMillan Gift Fund, was
dredged from the Skagit river
in Washington.
the College campaign. General
chairman is Mr. R. B. "Dick"
Wilson, well known in business
and community affairs in the
capital city.
Divisional chairmen are: Victoria College. R. T. Wallace; corporations, E. W. Arnott and the
Honourable T. C. Davis, honorary chairman; personal gifts, W.
T. Straith; employees, E. W. Sta-
ley and A. W. Toone, co-chairmen; public relations, J. C. Haddock; and treasurer, E. D. B.
An objective of $35,000 has
been set by the faculty and staff
of the College as their contribution to the campaign. This sum
would be contributed over a
period of three years.
Victoria College students have
pledged $5 per student for the
next three years. This money will
be earmarked for construction of
a Students' Union Building:
The students' council have donated $500, the proceeds of the
recent open house, to the campaign.
Please correct your address below if necessary.
Kr*. Hoi*5(id ffealey Fowler,
4530 i.  lot Ave.,
Vancouver 8, B. C«
3. Awards from revolving loan
funds were made to 1,222 students for a total of $325,024.20.
Students are required to repay
this money either at the end of
the session or following graduation. Funds were provided mainly from gifts, grants and bequests
to UBC.
4. Government bursaries and
loans were made to 591 students
for a total of $209,220. This assistance was provided by the
provincial government supplemented by some federal government funds.
Dean Gage said the loan section of this last category had
now been supplanted by the provincial government's loan scheme
which authorizes the University
to borrow up to $2,000,000. In
the current session 580 students
have received $300,000 from this
The provincial government is,
however, maintaining the bursary
part of this category and recently
increased the sum available by
In addition to the above
sources financial assistance is
available to students through
community organizations, which
make awards independently of
the University, and the National
Research Council which makes
grants to graduate students proceeding to masters and doctors
The total assistance available
from all sources exceeds $900,000
with more than half the total in
the form of loans.
In the current year students
are also receiving assistance from
the provincial government in the
form of partial payment of fees.
The scheme, initiated by the provincial government this year, provides for payment of one-ihalf
the fees of all first class students
and one-third of the fees for up
to the top 2,000 second class students.
In the current academic year
there has been an increase of
about $150,000 in the amount
available to students through the
university,   Dean   Gage   said.
In spite of this, he added, there
is never enough money available.
"We are still a long way from subsidizing students when you consider that our' 10,000 students,
either singly or with their parents, each have to find about
$1,200 a year to pay for their expenses at UBC.
"Collectively this amounts to
more than $12,000,000 and we are
able to provide only one-twelfth
of that total," Dean Gage said.
Student requests, he said, are
usually reasonable, and every
effort is made to meet minimum
needs, particularly those of out-
of-town students.
UBC Rowers
Under Read
Fifty UBC students have
begun intensive rowing training under coach Frank Read
in the hope of being chosen
to represent Canada at the
Olympic games in Rome in
Frank Read, who trained the
crews that defeated the Russians
at Henley in 1955 and won a gold
and silver medal in the 1956
Olympic games, agreed to return
as rowing coach in December.
The Canadian Association of
Amateur Oarsmen has already
indicated that the UBC eights
will be Canada's representative
at the Rome games. The fours
will travel to the east probably
in July to take part in trials.
Many of the students who took
part in previous UBC rowing triumphs are taking part in the
present training program. Some
of these students are Bill McKer-
lich, Walter d'Hondt, John Madden, Lome Loomer, Don Arnold,
Wayne Pretty and Bud Stapleton.
Mr. Aubrey Roberts, director
of the UBC Development Fund,
said that a committee of friends
of rowing would raise the funds
necessary to provide travel and
other expenses including new
equipment such as oars and a
coach boat motor.
He said the AMS, the men's
athletic committee and other
campus groups have promised
their support and alumni and
friends of rowing throughout the
province would be asked to assist.
Athletic director Bus Phillips
said a number of rowing meets
have been arranged with American schools as part of the training program.
These include a home and
home meet with Oregon State on
March 12 and May 14. On May
21 the crews will take part in
the Long Beach regatta in California for the west coast intercollegiate championships.
On May 28 UBC will meet the
University of Washington at
Seattle. Other contests will probably be arranged, Phillips added.
Where are
These Grads
Living Now?
The graduates whose names appear below have neglected to inform the University of changes
of address.
Do you know the whereabouts
of any of them? If you do fill in
the coupon at the bottom of this
page and mail it to the Information Office, UBC, Vancouver 8,
Joyce Kathleen Morris BA '41
Bernard H. Morrison BASc '42
Joseph L. Morrison BCom' 43
Mary Rachel Morriss BA'27; Inez
Una Morse BA '48.
Mrs. Minnie Morton (Ashford)
BA '47; Norman Alan Morton
BASc '41; Stirling Morton BA '50;
Max Everett Moss BA '41; Mrs.
R. J. F. Moss (Celia F. Lucas)
BA '33; George Howard Mossop
BA '35, MA '37, James T. Moyes
BCom '33.
Mrs. Greta E. Mueller (Mather)
BA '24; Georgina R. Mulholland
BA '31; Mrs. E. Bernice Murray
(Young)   BA  '48.
Frank H. Mylrea BA '49; James
A. McAllister BA '43; John B.
McAllister BA '48; Henry J. Mc-
Cabe BA '39; Mary G. A. McCal-
lum BSW '47; James Gerald
McClay BA '20; David F. McColl
BA '50
Wm. A. McCuIloch BA '49
Douglas Hugh McDonald BA '51
Hector James MacDonald BA '51
Ian Ross MacDonald BASc '51;
F/O James R. MacDonald BA '50;
Jean G. McDonald BA '29; Lester
Wm. MacDonald BCom '50; Mary
A. MacDonald BSW '48; Roderick M. Macdonald BASc '47.
Shirley-Marie McDonald BA
'50; Donald C. McDonell BA '49;
BSW '50; Allan R. B. McDougal
BASc '39; Angus J. P. McDougall
BASc '50; Neil A. Macdougall
BASc '50; Alexander Wm. Mc-
Eachern BA '49, MA '50; Mrs. A.
Wm. McEeachern (Eliz. H. Gar-
side) BA '48.
Florence I. McSachern BA '42;
Thomas G. MacFarlane BA '47;
Kathleen McGarry BA '44; Pamela Doreen McGlashan BA '47;
Donald John McGregor BASc
'40; Florence G. MeGuiness- BA
'49, BSW '50; Ena Gertrude Mc-
Hallam BA '47.
Alumni President
Calls Meeting
Notice is hereby given that
the president of the UBC
Alumni Association has called
a special general meeting for
1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, in the Y.W.C.A., Vancouver.
The only order of business
will be an extraordinary resolution to alter the bylaws of the
Association with respect to the
date of the annual general
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