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A gift of $250,000 to the University of British
Columbia from Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Woodward's
Foundation has been announced by President
N. A.  M. MacKenzie.
The gift, President MacKenzie said, will be
used to provide for a bio-medical library in the
University hospital which is now in the planning
"Mr. and Mrs. Woodward," the president said,
"have been generous friends of the University
in the past, and this latest gift is further evidence
of their interest in the continued growth and
development of the University."
U.B.C.'s dean of medicine, Dr. John F. McCreary, said the University hospital, to be erected on the campus as soon as funds become available, will be a medical research and referral
centre for the entire province.
A bio-medical library is, of course, an essential feature of the building, he added, and the
gift from Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Woodward's Foundation will enable detailed planning to go forward
without delay.
The University expects in due course to
match this gift from other University capital
Graduates Return to
Campus on October 27
Volume 7, No. 5
September-October, 1961
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THREE NEW buildings for UBC's faculty of medicine will be opened October 27 in conjunction with fall congregation. The buildings, located on University Boulevard opposite
the War Memorial Gymnasium, cost $3,000,000, and are the first step in the creation of
a complex of medical buildings which will include a University hospital. Completion of
the buildings meant that most medical school departments moved from wooden buildings constructed when medical training began at UBC in 1949.
12,800 Students Enrol
for UBC's Winter Term
Enrolment for UBC's 1961-62
winter session increased by approximately 1200 students to a
record total of 12,800, figures released by the registrar's office
UBC's registrar, J. E. A. Parnall, said the figures were unofficial. Late registrations and
withdrawals in the first month
of the term will alter totals in
most faculties,  he said.
The freshman class increased
by 16.5 per cent to a total of approximately 2758 while the entire   faculty  of  arts   and  science
showed a 19 per cent increase to
nearly 6400 students.
Education showed a 10.5 per
cent increase bringing enrolment
to more than 2400. Agriculture
showed an increase of more than
12 per cent to approximately 200
The faculties of applied science,
law and pharmacy showed slight
decreases in enrolment. All other
faculties showed little change.
•   *   •
Enrolment at UBC's 42nd summer session from July 3 to August 18 increased by 581 students
UBC faculty and students and community leaders
gathered in the War Memorial gymnasium September 28
to pay tribute to the late chancellor, Dr. A. E. Grauer, at
a commemoration ceremony.
Addresses at the ceremony for Dr. Grauer, who died
July 28, were given by Professor Earle Birney of UBC's
English department; Chief Justice Sherwood Lett, a former UBC chancellor, and President N. A. M. MacKenzie.
All lectures and laboratories were cancelled from 3:30
p.m. for the ceremony which began at 4 p.m.
over 1960 to a record total of
5914—almost 2000 more than officials had expected.
Of the total enrolment 5093 registered for credit courses leading to a degree, 821 for non-
credit and short courses administered by the extension department, and 60 as auditors.
The bulk of the credit students
— 70.28 per cent —were teachers
taking courses towards a bachelor of arts or education degree.
During the five-year period
1957-61 more than 25,000 students
have taken courses during the
summer session. Totals for previous years are as follows: 1957—
4637; 1958—4759; 1959—4640; 1960
Victoria College also experienced its highest summer session
enrolment in history with an attendance of 817 students—an increase of more than 16 per cent
over last year.
A total of 46 credit courses
were offered by 50 instructors. In
the non-credit field four courses
attracted a total of 97 persons.
Enrolment figures represent an
increase of 72 per cent over a
four-year period.
The University of British Columbia will honour leaders
in the medical profession, adult education and the world of
science October 26 when fall congregation is held in the
armoury as a prelude to 1961 homecoming celebrations.
Both the extension department, this year celebrating
its 25th anniversary, and the department of biology and
botany will hold seminars in conjunction with congregation.
In addition to the traditional class reunions and football
game, the Alumni Association has added two new events to
the annual homecoming celebrations. These are a golf tournament and a variety program with entertainment provided
by student groups.
At fall congregation honorary degrees will be conferred
on Dr. G. F. Amyot, deputy minister of health for B.C.;
Dean Emeritus Myron Weaver, first dean of medicine at UBC
from 1948 to 1956 and now dean of graduate studies at Union
College, Schenectady, New York; Dr. E. A. Corbett, author
and director of the Canadian Association for Adult Education from 1937 to 1951; Dr. James R. Kidd, successor to Dr.
Corbett as director of the CAAE and now secretary-treasurer
of the Social Science Research Council and the Humanities
Research Council of Canada; Dr. Patrick D. McTaggart-
Cowan, a UBC graduate and now director of meteorological
services for Canada, and Dr. Albert Frey-Wyssling, rector
of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and
one of the world's leading botanists.
The seminar planned by the extension department on
October 25 will be a day-long symposium on continuing education in the professions. Addresses will be given by Dr.
Kidd and Dean Paul Sheats, director of extension for the
University of California.
The biology and botany seminar on October 24 and 25
will deal with cell structure and function and will feature
addresses by Dr. Frey-Wyssling and Dr. James Bonner of
the California Institute of Technology.
On Friday, October 27, UBC's three new medical sciences buildings on University boulevard will be officially
The same afternoon the homecoming golf tournament will
take place on the University golf course followed by a dinner
in the lounge of the Buchanan building. Other Friday night
events include the old timers' basketball game in the War
Memorial gym and the campus revue in the field house.
On Saturday morning graduates will meet their former
professors at a coffee hour in Brock Hall which will be followed by panel discussions.
In the afternoon grads will have a choice of seeing the
Thunderbirds vs. Alberta football game or touring new
campus buildings. Class reunions and the alumni ball in the
lounge of Brock Hall will follow in the late afternoon and
A complete list of homecoming and congregation week
events appears on page two.
UBC Lets Contract for
Graduate Research Wing
The University of British Columbia has awarded a
$568,300 contract to Bedford Construction Co. of West Vancouver for an addition to the existing chemistry building.
Construction has begun on the*'
five-storey addition at the north
end   of   the   present   building  to
provide    facilities    for    graduate
work in chemistry. Architects are
Thompson,  Berwick and Pratt.
Dr. C. A. McDowell, head of
UBC's chemistry department,
said the addition would provide
research space for 75 additional
graduate students and members
of faculty.
At present, he said, there are
130 persons doing research in the
department. This year the department has enrolled 80 graduate students as compared to 60
last year. This makes UBC the
largest university center for graduate studies in chemistry in
Canada,  Dr.  McDowell  said.
Dr. McDowell said the depart
ment last year received $350,000
in grants for research work. Half
the total comes from the National Research Council of Canada
and the balance from American
"We are also unique in having
more post-doctoral research fellows than any Canadian university," he said. "Where most universities have one or two we will
have 15 with us this year,"
He said UBC had made great
strides in research in all branches of chemistry, particularly in
the inorganic field. All honours
students for the bachelor of science degree in chemistry are required to undertake an original
piece of research and write a
thesis. U.B.C. REPORTS
September-October, 1961
VOLUME 7, No. 5                                  SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER, 1961                            VANCOUVER 8,  B.C.
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On Building a Citadel
(President N. A. Al MacKenzie gave his annual address to new students September 21 at the
annual Cairn ceremony. What follows are excerpts
from his remarks on that occasion.)
. . . You who come to us for the first time
have now become part of an institution
which draws its heritage from countless
generations of dedicated men and women
across the world, and across the centuries,
and you are the direct heirs of these distinguished men and women who have contributed the great energizing ideas to society. You are therefore a privileged group,
and at the very beginning of this address
I would like to urge all of you to so arrange
your lives that you obtain the maximum
benefit from the educational opportunities
which now lie before you.
I have said that you are privileged. By
that I mean that you have a period of four
years for contemplation, reflection, the improvement of your mind and the improvement of your spirit. You have a period to
drearri; you have a period in which to build
your personal citadel. I only wish that every
young Canadian had the same opportunity,
that every young Canadian were endowed
with the intellectual capacity and the desire
for hard work which it takes in order to
have a successful career at a university . . .
It is not a simple matter to summarize
what a university can do for you, but let
me say this: you will come in direct association with some of the best minds anywhere in the world today and you will have
the opportunity to test your own ideas and
thoughts against those minds. Such a procedure is at once chastening and exciting.
We do not expect you to have attained a
high level of academic sophistication, but
we do expect you to have a desire to pursue
with intensity those studies which will en-
i*ifr' i
able you to lead a rich, inner life and at the
same time permit you to contribute in a
very real way to the community, the nation
and the world in which you live. . . .
Our own affairs, given time, intelligence
and persistence, I believe we can deal with
and solve. On the world scene there is less
reason for confidence and certainty, and
more significant and important than our
domestic or provincial events is the increasing tension between east and west and the
resumption of atomic bomb testing by the
Soviet Union and United States. Accident
or the actions of evil and unbalanced men
could literally destroy us all in a matter of
days. Confronted by such a threat — and I
must admit I think it is a very real one —
we must ask ourselves what we can do
about it. Do we — you and I — resign ourselves to the inevitable? Do we adopt the
philosophy of "eat, drink and be merry, for
tomorrow we die"? Do we arm ourselves?
Do we make Canada an atomic power? Do
we build shelters to protect ourselves from
fall-out and radiation hazards? Do we disarm and seek our own salvation through
pacifism? I pose the questions to you: it is
far more difficult to answer them. This is the
first time that mankind has ever been faced
with the possibility of total annihilation
and, frankly, I do not think anyone has the
answer, save, of course the obvious and
simple one, that we should be able to abolish
war and solve our problems by peaceful
means. Unfortunately, mankind never has
accepted this easy solution. It is especially
difficult to believe that it is realistic in a
world as divided as ours and one in which
opposing groups are fanatically convinced
of the Tightness and inevitability of their
own way of life. The need for the peaceful
way has never been so urgent; the acceptance of the peaceful way perhaps has never
been more unlikely. . . .
Tribute to Chancellor
(The following statement regarding the late
Chancellor, Dr. A. E. Grauer, was prepared by
the committee on memorial minutes and read at
a recent meeting of the University Senate).
The death of an outstanding man at the
height of his powers may call forth admiring testimony to the brilliance of his
achievements, or it may call forth a warm
eulogy on his qualities of mind and character. On occasion, such testimony and such
eulogy combine, in a widespread recognition of the elements of greatness. Such an
occasion was the death of Albert Edward
Grauer, on ' July 28, 1961, at the age of
The mature balance of forces seen in
him was early forecast in the award of a
Rhodes Scholarship, with its traditional
four-fold stress on academic distinction, athletic prowess, good character, and the promise of leadership. Fulfillment came as expected, and came quickly. As the young
professor and head of the Social Science
Department at the University of Toronto,
Dal Grauer acquired the knowledge and
the prestige that made him a logical choice
to assist the work of the Bank of Canada
and of the Rowell-Sirois Commission.
Appointed secretary of the British Columbia Electric Company in 1939, he rose
rapidly to become president, yet the far-
reaching programmes of expansion to which
he applied his great gifts of organization
and administration did not prevent him
from serving his community as chairman
of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver
General Hospital and as president of the
Vancouver1 Symphony Society, and his
country as a member of the Gordon Commission.
Elected Chancellor of his own University in 1957, and thereby bringing to that
office the rare and happy blend of a distinguished academic career and a subsequent
broad experience of the world of men and
affairs, he had his own vision of excellence
for the University and strove to help it meet
the challenges of its time. For his vision
and his efforts we honour him. His death
is a grievous loss to the University of British
Columbia as well as to the people of the
province as a whole.
The list of a man's achievements pays
tribute to his abilities. Even more striking,
and more moving, is the universal witness
to his qualities of character. Imagination,
sensitivity, modesty, dignity and courtesy
— these are the words that have seemed
inevitable in their fitness, and have been
unanimous in their choice. The imagination
he brought to his business affairs helped
him plan well for the economic development of the province, and equally fostered
its social and cultural growth. His modesty
and sensitivity helped men accept and support the boldness of his imagination. Dignity
and courtesy were but two sides of a humane belief in the worth of the individual
man and found expression in his family
life and in personal friendship as well as in
the meeting of minds upon complex problems. These virtues are those of the truly
gentle man. To find them so exemplified is
to re-affirm ideals that the human spirit has
cherished. Mingled with regret at the untimely death of Dal Grauer is a grateful
awareness that the mind and character of
such a man offer, to all who knew or met
him, support for faith in the potential of
human nature.
The following schedule lists the events to be held
in congregation and homecoming week later this month.
2:30—First session of a seminar on cell structure and
function sponsored by the department of biology
and botany. Dr. Albert Frey-Wyssling, rector of
the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and
Dr. James Bonner of the California Institute of
Technology, will address the first session. They
will both deal with current research in cell structure and function being carried out at their
respective institutions.
-Seminar on continuing education in the professions, sponsored by the extension department,
opens in the Buchanan building. Among the
speakers will be Dr. J. R. Kidd and Dean Paul
Sheats of the University of California. The seminar will continue until the late afternoon.
■Dr. James Bonner will address the second session of the seminar on cell structure and function.
7:00—Banquet and concluding session of the seminar
on cell structure and function. Dr. Albert Frey-
Wyssling will speak following the banquet.
2:30—Fall congregation in the UBC armoury. Names
of those receiving honorary degrees appear on
page one. Tea will be served to visitors following the ceremony.
2:00—Homecoming golf tournament begins on the University golf course. Fee, which includes dinner
in the lounge of the Buchanan building following the tournament, is $5. Players can obtain
entry forms from Alumni Association office and
will be informed of starting times. See coupon
4:00—Opening ceremony for the new medical sciences
buildings on University boulevard.
6:00—Third annual medical alumni division dinner in
the Regal room of the Hotel Georgia. UBC graduate Dave Brock will be the guest speaker. A
dinner for the wives of medical alumni is also
being arranged.
6:00—Reunions—class of 1931 in Salons B, C and D
of the Faculty Club; 1921—home of Mr. Justice
A. E. Lord.
8:00—Reunion party for the home economics alumni
division in the dining room of the Thea Koerner
graduate center. Coffee and dessert will be followed by a panel discussion.
8:00—Old timers basketball game in the War Memorial gymnasuim.
9:30—Campus Revue with entertainment by student
groups in the fieldhouse behind the library. All
graduates are welcome.
Registration and coffee hour for homecoming
graduates in the lounge of Brock Hall. This
event affords graduates an opportunity to meet
former professors.
10:00—Homecoming panel discussions sponsored by the
Alumni Association. At press time topics of the
panels were not available.
12:00—Reunion—class of 1916 in the social suite of
the Faculty Club.
12:00—Homecoming chicken barbecue in the field
house. Admission is $2 per person. The 22
winners of Alumni regional scholarships will
be presented.
1:30—Homecoming football game in the stadium.
UBC vs. the University of Alberta. Teams will
compete for the Rain Bowl Trophy donated by
the Vancouver chapter of the University of
Alberta Alumni Association. Those graduates
who do not wish to attend the football game
will have a choice of tours of new buildings.
The. tours will end with a talk on campus development at the Thea Koerner graduate center.
6:00—Class reunions begin. Classes will meet in the
following locations: 19265—Salons B, C, D, Faculty
Club; 1936—Mildred Brock lounge, Brock Hall;
1941—Dance Club lounge in the extension,
Brock Hall; 1951—International House.
9:00—Annual Alumni ball in the lounge of Brock
Hall.   Dancing continues until 1 a.m.
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Graduate Students Need Financial Aid
(This is the second and final instalment of the main essay of the president's annual report to the Senate and
Board of Governors, issued recently.
The report deals with the need for
expanding graduate studies. In the
first article the president dealt with
the needs of the natural and social
As a third example, may I now
turn to the field of the humanities. In this broad area the academic status, the background of
training and experience of our
faculty members is fully adequate
for graduate work at the most advanced levels, and in recent
years the output of research and
scholarly papers has increased
enormously. While the chemist,
the physicist, and the engineer require as basic tools laboratories,
instruments and machines, the
historian, the philosopher and the
writer need at their disposal the
enormous collection of books and
periodicals upon which all their
research is based.
There is no secret formula at
the University of British Columbia—or anywhere else—by which
a great university can be created
without an outstanding library.
The needs of departments vary
from one subject field to another,
but scholarly and scientific work
cannot be carried on where appropriate collections do not exist,
and normal academic development is impossible under such
In some of the physical sciences current journals are of chief
importance; in other fields, long
back-files of periodicals are also
required; while in many areas in
the humanities and social sciences
serious study cannot be undertaken unless there are the specialized books at hand to which the
user has immediate access. Printed materials today are extremely
numerous, non-current publications are often difficult to obtain,
and both the old and new are
expensive. A great library is a
vital factor in determining the
rate of development and level of
academic excellence of a university, yet so far it has been possible to assign only a relatively
small part of the total University
budget for this purpose: 4.19% in
To this point I have written at
considerable length about some
of the major problems and difficulties in developing graduate
studies from the point of view of
the faculty and the administration. I would like now to consider
the graduate student, because in
the final analysis it is his educational welfare and progress with
which we are all so vitally and
directly concerned.
The best of our students who
obtain the bachelor's degree are
now persuaded, and rightly so,
that additional training is necessary if they are to have successful and productive careers in their
chosen professions. To a greater
extent than ever before, the doctoral degree is required for entry into many fields. For example,
those who wish to teach at colleges and universities are usually
advised to proceed immediately
to graduate work, and in the sciences persons are rarely appointed who do not hold the Ph.D. or
its equivalent. In government, in
industry, in commerce, in international organizations, persons hold
ing advanced degrees are more
likely to be appointed to senior
posts and so reap the personal
rewards and benefits which go
with increased responsibility and
more demanding duties.
Having completed twelve years
of schooling, followed by four of
undergraduate work, the student
is now faced with from two to
seven years of concentrated study
and research before the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies are satisfied. These studies involve not only course work
at an advanced level but also the
preparation of a thesis of substantial proportions, which must represent an original contribution to
the field of learning. In certain
cases, notably in the humanities,
the writing of the thesis may be
spread over four, five or even
more years and may involve travel
to other universities and libraries,
or fairly lengthy visits, sometimes to remote parts of the
It is a rare student who can
expect to start his graduate work
before the age of twenty-one or
twenty-two. And this is at a time
when most young people are beginning to establish themselves in
their chosen careers, when they
contemplate marriage and the establishment of a home, when professional and domestic commitments require earnings at a fairly
high level. The years of graduate
study represent a very substantial
personal sacrifice on the part of
students, and whereas immediately before the war it was unusual
to find a married student attending university, now more and
more graduates are marrying and
so have the double responsibility
of maintaining a family and at
the same time paying their way
through university. Unlike the undergraduate, the graduate student
cannot seek employment during
the summer because his research
work goes on over the full period
of twelve months, and he is ill-
advised to take lengthy breaks
away from the work he is pursuing.
As a result, the graduate student must rely largely on what he
can obtain by way of financial aid
from fellowships, teaching assist-
antships, prizes, scholarships and
bursaries. Over the last few years,
funds available for graduate students have increased markedly,
but they are by no means adequate to enable the student to live
at an appropriate level. Although
it is true that he will find future
compensation in personal satisfactions and sometimes in increased earning power when he has
completed his studies, other citizens, who will, both directly and
indirectly, benefit from the additional years students spend at
their studies, should be prepared
to help these young people finance their education at these
graduate levels.
In the final analysis it remains
the responsibility of society to ensure that those who provide the
skills and the specialized knowledge necessary to develop our
country be assured of that measure of assistance which will enable them to live decently while
they are completing their studies. As Canadians, we spend large
sums of money annually on the
training of young men and women for the armed forces, as officers, as specialists, as technicians. We not only pay willingly
for that training, but at the same
time we accept the idea that persons undergoing such training
should be paid for the time they
spend preparing themselves for
future service. If we are wise, we
will take a somewhat similar attitude to graduate students at the
universities, who, in essence, are
doing precisely the same thing. I
personally would like to see the
establishment of a system of fellowships, scholarships, loans and
bursaries, which would permit
them to complete their studies
without undue hardship or financial worry.
This University is already attracting substantial numbers of
graduate students from other
parts of the world, but almost all
of them in the pure sciences. As
our reputation grows and as we
add the buildings and facilities
and staff we need, we can look
forward to students in other disciplines coming from other countries of the world. Indeed, we
must do everything we can to
promote this flow, because if we
are to become a great University,
our influence and our reputation
must extend beyond the province,
beyond Canada, to all parts of
the world. While our primary role
and responsibility will be to train
the students of British Columbia
and Canada for appropriate posts
in society, no university worthy
of the name can be content with
a parochial attitude towards education and research.
Moreover, our own students
need the quickening and broadening influence which comes from
association with other young people of varying backgrounds and
experience. I am convinced that
the salvation of the world we live
in lies not in force of arms but
in the free and untrammelled exchange of peoples and of ideas. A
vital part of all education in a
world of international tension and
turmoil is the promotion of mutual understanding and respect
between peoples of every political
and religious belief. The old order
is changing so rapidly that it confronts us with new and dangerous
situations. Everywhere nations are
emerging, seeking independence,
groping towards self-government,
striving to ensure for their peoples at least a minimum of physical and spiritual security. The
way we now live, and the level of
life we now enjoy in Canada, will
change in a drastic and dramatic
fashion within the next decade or
two, certainly within the life-span
of the children of students now
attending the University. The
leaders of the emerging nations
will not stop in their plans and
ambitions until they win or try
to win for their people a more
just and equitable distribution of
the goods of this world. Our own
existence in Canada, by comparison with that of other countries
so less richly endowed than our
own, is almost Utopian. We enjoy
a level of life and a freedom from
want and fear rarely known in
the history of man. Whether we
like it or not, one of our fundamental responsibilities, and one
based on self interest, is to assist, principally through education, less fortunate lands to solve
some of their problems. In all of
this, the University of British
Columbia has a role to play, and
we are wanting in our sense of
duty if we do not do whatever
we can to assist the legitimate and
proper efforts of nations who are
struggling to improve their lot.
For the session 1959-60 we had
526 students who declared their
place of permanent residence to
be outside Canada. It is a source
of pleasure and pride to us all
that these young people should
choose to come to this University.
In this connection, International
House, the gift of the Vancouver
Rotary Club and other friends, is
playing an important role by providing a meeting place for foreign and Canadian students, and
the imaginative programme of social, cultural and academic events
being offered there on a continuing basis is attracting wide and
favourable attention. . . .
As the number of graduate students grows and as we increase
our course offerings to accommodate their wide and varied interests, so we will have to recruit
more teachers and researchers.
At the University of British Columbia we have a staff of imaginative and energetic men and women who are providing intellectual leadership of the highest order. But we are falling behind in
the number of new appointments
required to ensure our continued
level of excellence, and in the
future we may experience difficulty in acquiring staff members
who are able to provide the kind
of inspiration and guidance required in an expanding graduate
school. For here we are in direct
competition with a number of
other agencies in the community
which are seeking out these persons for industry, commerce and
government, and unless we are
able to offer reasonable salaries
and at the same time provide
them with the facilities and equipment they need to carry on their
work, I am afraid that we will not
be able to attract and hold them.
Those scholars who direct graduate studies must be particularly
well endowed intellectually, and
not every university teacher, capable and efficient though he may
be, is suited for this kind of work.
It may well be that Canadian universities will have to specialize in
particular fields of graduate work,
and that it will not be possible
for this University to provide fully
developed programmes of studies
in every field of knowledge. Because of our geographical location, and because of the industries
which are of particular importance to our province, perhaps we
should concentrate on those studies for which we are best fitted,
for which we have the staff, the
facilities, the equipment and the
books, leaving to universities elsewhere in Canada other disciplines
and research activities. At the
moment, for example, we are well
known for our graduate work in
chemistry, physics, mathematics
and zoology. We are actively planning developments in other fields,
but this will require time.
Yet I think we must be realistic about the future of graduate
training in Canada. Our universities will have to select particular
areas of study and research which
they are able to nourish and develop and bring to perfection. It
is possible for each university to
do an "adequate job" in almost
every area of study, but "the adequate" is not enough. Our graduates will, when they go out to
find posts in their chosen disciplines, be in competition with the
best products of those universities of the world which are supported at the highest level by governments, foundations, and private individuals. Specialization, on
a planned  and  coordinated  pat
tern throughout Canada with each
university accepting its proper
and appropriate responsibility for
the development of particular
areas of graduate work seems to
make sense.
Here in British Columbia our
citizens have not yet found it possible to give to their University
the financial support it must have
to meet the needs of our young
people and of our country. At the
same time, many persons and organizations in the larger centres
throughout the province are advocating a system of junior colleges
to provide equal educational opportunities for all young British
Columbians. But I can see no
way of making adequate financial
provision without increasing the
shortage of operating revenue at
U.B.C. and Victoria College. Our
sister institution has begun to
offer courses at the third and
fourth year level and promises to
become a first-rate liberal arts
college. However, it will be some
years before Victoria College will
be in a position to offer graduate
studies, and in the interval U.B.C.
will continue to be responsible
for the total programme of costly
professional and graduate work.
Moreover, it would be less than
prudent to begin the duplication
elsewhere of faculties such as
Medicine, Engineering, Law, Forestry, or Pharmacy, until the campus at West Point Grey has been
developed into a comprehensive
university with the staff, buildings
and facilities we need. . . .
Education to the matriculation
level, either academic or vocational, shoul d be the goal of
every young person in British
Columbia. Those who have the
ability and the incentive should
aim at university training, and
for the few who are especially
endowed graduate training at the
highest level should be the goal.
As a society we should strive
to ensure that each citizen reaches
the highest level of training of
which he is capable. The processes
of our democracy tend to eliminate the very real differences
which exist between human beings: we are not all endowed in
the same way by nature, nor do
we all possess the same energy,
curiosity and initiative. Relatively
few of our young men and women are capable of the highest
achievements in creative activity,
and while it remains true that
every citizen should be educated,
we are ignoring our duties and
responsibilities if we do not give
special care to those few who,
through their excellence, contribute great, energizing ideas.
To read human history is to
read the account of a few men
and women of superior intelligence whose ideas have brought
great profit to us all. Every age
brings forth its handful of human
beings whose vision and creative
abilities guarantee human progress. Our debt to those few
throughout history is enormous.
To repay that debt and to save
ourselves we must ensure that
their kind now and in future generations will find themselves in
the intellectual climate and atmosphere in which their rare qualities can be cultivated and brought
to perfection. U.B.C. REPORTS
UBC Offers Courses
In Prince George Again
The University of British Columbia has sent a professor
to Prince George for the second consecutive year to offer
courses in English and history.
President N. A. M, MacKenzie
has announced that the senate and
the board of governors approved
the proposal for the 1961-62 academic year.
Joseph C. Lawrence, an instructor in the UBC department of
history, will teach courses in composition (English 300), and two
courses in the history of the United States (history 212 and 427).
The Prince George school board
has agreed to underwrite the full
cost of the program. Students will
be required to register in the normal way with UBC and pay the
regular fee of S66 per course.
During the 1960-61 academic
year a total of 75 students were
registered for three English
courses given at Prince George by
Ronald J. Baker, an assistant professor in the English department
Mr. Lawrence, who will give the
courses next term, is a graduate
of UBC. He obtained his bachelor
of arts degree in 1951 with first
class honours "in history. He was
awarded a diploma in education I
in 1953. . I
The degree of master of arts in
history was awarded to Mr. Lawrence in 1957. He did postgraduate
work at the University of Cali-'
fornia in Los Angeles where he
was a teaching assistant from
1956 to 1958.
Mr. Lawrence lectured in the
UBC department of English from
1954 to 1956 and returned to the
department in 1958 following his
work in California.
September-October, 1961
Association Gives
1,000 to UBC
For Child Center
The board of governors of UBC
has accepted an offer of $20,000
from the Association for Retarded
Children for establishment of a
center for handicapped children.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie,
in announcing the board decision
today, said half the grant would
be used in the coining year to
appoint a clinical psychologist to
the UBC faculty.
The balance of the grant will
be held in reserve until additional University facilities are
available to set up an investigation center, the president added.
The first phase of the program
will result in a more active program of training of teachers of
handicapped children. The clinical psychologist to be added to
the UBC staff will have a dual
appointment hi the faculty of
education and medicine.
In the second phase of the program an investigation center will
come into existence to which
mentally retarded and handicapped children would be referred.
It will serve as a research and
teaching center for students in
education and medicine.
Chancellor to be
Elected Nov. 28
The election of a successor to
the late Dr. A. E. Grauer as
chancellor of L^BC will take place
on November 28.
The two candidates for the position are Mrs. F. M. Ross, a
member of the senate and board
of governors of the University,
and Mrs. H. F. Angus, a member
of the UBC senate.
Both candidates are graduates
of UBC. Mrs. Ross was elected
to senate in 1951 and served to
1954. She was elected again in
1960. She was appointed to the
board of governors in 1957.
Mrs. Angus was elected to senate in 1957 and was reelected in
Grants for Heart
Study Announced
Four major grants totalling
$44,225 have been awarded to
UBC researchers by the B. C.
Heart Foundation.
The largest grant of $12,000
went to Dr. Sydney Friedman,
head of the anatomy department,
for research in the field of hypertension (high blood pressure).
Other grants of $11,475 were
awarded to Dr. Gordon Dower
and Dr. John Osborne for continuation of clinical trials of a
new instrument for recording the
electrical activity of the heart;
$10,500 to Dr. J. G. Foulks. head
of the pharmacology department,
for studies on cardiovascular disease, and $10,250 to Dr. Kenneth
Evelyn for a long - term study
comparing the effectiveness of
different methods of treating
The grants are provided by
public donations to the annual
Heart   Fund   appeal.
SMALL GLASS totem pole blown by John Lees, glassblower
in UBC's physics department, has been retained for permanent exhibition at the Corning Glass Center, Corning,
New York. The totem was the only entry by a Canadian
accepted for an exhibition entitled "Glass-1959" and has
been on tour for the past 18 months. More than 23 countries
were  represented in the exhibition of 200 pieces.
Scholarship  Fund
The Vancouver Medical Asso
ciation has established a scholar
ship fund to assist medical students  attending UBC.
The fund will have about $10,-
000 in capital to begin with. Interest will provide $500 a year
for scholarships.
Papers on History of
Radio Donated to UBC
A valuable set of papers relating to the early history of
radio in Canada has been donated to UBC.
_ % /•    • Tne PaPers belonged to the late
Parents to Visit
UBC October 21
The third annual University
Day for the parents of students
registered at UBC for the first
time will take  place October 21.
The day will open with an assembly in the UBC auditorium
where UBC officials will welcome
parents. The assembly will be
followed by the opening of four
new residences for women on
Marine Drive.
The residences have been
named for Mrs. Phyllis Ross, a
I'BC graduate and member of
the senate and board of governors: Mrs. Margaret MacKenzie,
wife of the president; Dean Emeritus Dorothy Mawdsley, former
dean of women and Mrs. Aldyen
Hamber, widow of the late Eric
Hamber. former chancellor of the
The opening will be followed
by tours of the residences and
oilier buildings on the campus.
The morning will end with a buffet  lunch in Brock Hall.
Alan Plaunt, founder of the
Canadian Radio League and
member of the first board of governors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The papers were given to UBC
by Mr. Plaunt's widow, who is
now Mrs. Dorothy Dyde of Edmonton.
Mr. Plaunt, a graduate of the
University of Toronto and Ottawa, became interested in radio
broadcasting following the 1928
report of the Aird roya"h commission on broadcasting.
He founded the Canadian Radio League in 1931 and when the
CBC was established in 1936 he
was appointed a governor. He
served on the board until 1940
when he resigned. He died a year
The Plaunt papers cover the
period 1932 to 1940 and contain
correspondence, memoranda, publicity material and an extensive
collection of press clippings.
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,
Thomas Scott Granger, BASc41
Dorothy Marilyn Grant, BA51
Thomas Charles Grant, BCom 47
Anne Weaver Gray, BA42; Eliz.
Phoebe, BA48; Gordon Kendall
Gray, BA46; Arthur Richard
Green, BCom47; Daniel Melville
Greeno, BASe41; Ernest L. Greenwood, BASc50; Kathleen Muriel
Greenwood, BA33.
George Kenneth Gregson,
BCom48; Arthur Jim Griffith, BA-
53; Ernest Douglas Grocock, BSA-
50; Albert Henry Gurney, BA51;
Gordon Wm. Hall, BA36; Donald
R. Hamilton, MA52; John Thomas
Hamilton, BA50; Selma Doreen
Hamilton, BSW52; Julius Ham- "
merslag, BASc46; Wm. Douglas
Handling, BA48.
Lyle Edmund Hardy, BCom48;
Marion   Eliz.   Hargreaves,   BA30;
Wm. Edwin Harrison, BA29; Mai-     *
vern Harvey, BA50.
Anne A. Henderson, BA26; Kenneth David Henderson, BASc49;
Eiko Henmi, BA39: Earl H. Hen-
nenfent, BA49; Harold Henry
Herd, MA40; Mrs. Gordon Heslip,
BA29; (Nora Margaret Holroyd)
Joseph Roberts Hill, BCom47;
Mabel Eliz. Hill, BA31.
Gordon Bruce Hislop, BA24;
Lillian Belle Hobson, BA21; Barbara Monica Hodges, BA48; Lisle
Hodnett, BASc33, MASc34; Harold
Edward Holland, BASc50; Harold
Walter Holy, BA49; Maurice -
Home, BA23: Agnes Christine
Hope, BA44.
Clarence Edward Hopen, BA48;
Dorothy Gertrude Hopgood, BA- ~
50; David Alan Hooper, BASc42;
Wm. Alvin Howard, BA48; Mrs.
Pauline N. Hume, BASc48; (Griffin) Douglas Robert Hunter,
Wilson Samuel Hunter, BA50;
Wm. Eric Huskins, BASc34; Kat-
sutaro Ikuta, BCom34; Moshe^-Is-
raeli, BASc25; James Ivor Jackson, BA48; Wilfrid Allin Jackson, ^
BA28; Alphild Constance Johnson, BA33, BCom33; Arthur Lee
Johnson, BA48: Arthur R. Johnson,   BA53.
Edwin Bernard Johnson,
BCom31; Gordon K. Johnson,
BA49; Guy A. Johnson, BA48;
Ruth Mary Johnson, BA42; Kathleen A. Johnston, BA33; Wm.
Robert Johnston, BASc50; Lois G.
Kanigan, BA49; Frederick Kan-
wischer, BA45; Kiyoshi K a t o,
BA41; Teiji David Kato, BA38;
Hiroshi Kawaguchi, BA41; Mrs.
E. Irene Kay, BA48, MA49; Michael F. Keleey, BA48; John Joseph
Kelly, LLB51; Robert Dawes ,
Kelly, BCom48; Margaret M.
Kempthorne, BSW50; Gerald B.
Kennedy, BA47.
Please correct yonr address below if necessary.
Mr. Roland J. Lanning,
4593 Langara Ave.,
Vancouver 8» B. C»
BA 22
Authorized as Second Class Mail,
Post Office Department, Ottawa,
and for payment of postage in
cash. Return Postage Guaranteed.
Please clip along dotted line and return to:
University of B.C., Vancouver  8, B.C.
Do you know any of  the graduates named above}
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