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Vol. 15, No. 14/Sept. 11, 1969/Vancouver 8,B.C.
UBC appears headed for a 1969-70 winter session
enrolment  of  close to a predicted 21,800 students,
Recording to Registrar J.E.A. Parnall.
The record enrolment will represent an increase of
about 1,700 students over the final 1968 69 figure
of 20,088.
Enrolment at press time was 19,164 students. This
figure will be increased in the coming week as the
result of late registrations in the faculties of science
and graduate studies.
"The big question mark at the moment is graduate
studies," Mr. Parnall said. "The predicted enrolment
in this faculty was 2,800 and we have now registered
about half that number.
Some  eligible students in the graduating year of
the faculty of science will also be late registrants, Mr.
Parnall said. They will have to pay a late fee of S25
plus   S5   per   day   after  the  last   prescribed   clay   for
Registration in the faculty.
W Most faculties are close to predicted registration
levels, Mr. Parnall said. Exceptions are the first years
of the faculties of arts and science, both of which
show increases of about 150 students over predicted
Mr. Parnall said these increases have been partly
counterbalanced by drops in registration in the first
year elementary ancl secondary programs in the
faculty of education.
"It appears that students have switched their
programs from the professional course in education
to arts and science," Mr. Parnall said.
Before registration started Sept. 2 UBC decided to
maintain its present open door admission policy ancl
avoid restricting enrolment for the 1969 70 w liter
Earlier, it had been feared that the 1968-69
entrance requirement (a B.C. Grade XII average of 60
per cent or better) might have to be raised for the
1969-70 term to prevent the University being
overwhelmed by applications fom more students
than it could adequately accommodate.
As a safeguard, the University Senate last February
adopted a resolution which would have permitted
some restriction of enrolment.
Under the terms of the resolution, the University
guaranteed admission to first year to all students with
a B.C. Grade XII average of 65 per cent or better, but
stipulated that those with averages ranging from 65
down to 60 per cent would be accepted "only if the
University has the physical, financial and educational
resources to accommodate them."
The Senate's admissions committee decided in
August that the University would be able to
accommodate all qualified students who applied,
including almost all those in the 60 to 65 per cent
Mr. Parnall said the Senate admissions committee
did screen all students who had averages in the low
60's and eliminated a few students whose overall
averages were poor.
Board Members Named
Three members of the University of BC.'s
Board of Governors have been reappointed to the
Board for further three-year terms by the
They are Dr. Walter C. Koerner, chairman of
the Board; Mr. Arthur Fouks and Mr. John E.
Two other members, who until now have served
as representatives of the UBC Senate on the Board,
have also.been given three-year appointments by
the Lieutenant-Governor-in -Council.
They   are  Mr.   Richard: M.  Bibbs  and  Mr.
Donovan Miller. All appointments w«re effective
Mr. Stuart Keate, who served as the Senate's
third representative on the Board, has retired from
both the Board and the Senate.
The Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council has yet to
appoint a sixth member to the Board as prescribed .
under the Universities Act.
The UBC Senate willalso. elect three pwsopsto .
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UBC'S YOUNGEST students are these
youngsters — sons and daughters of students
and faculty members — registered in a new
day   care   centre   in   Acadia   Camp.   Special
classrooms and outdoor play area, complete
with live animals, are presided over by Mrs.
Sylvia Gilmour at left. See story on page four.
Photo by Extension Graphic arts. NEW   ADDITION    to    UBC's   Thunderbird   Winter
Sports Centre, left, will add two new ice rinks as well
as handball  and  squash courts to existing facilities.
The $1.1   million  addition is being financed out of
past and future revenues from the Centre. Addition
will be complete in October.
Building Boom Underway on Campus
New buildings which will cost more than
$8,000,000 are either virtually complete or under
construction on the UBC campus.
A $3,091,692 addition to the existing Biological
Sciences building at the corner of the Main Mall and
University Boulevard is scheduled for completion in
the spring of 1970.
The     four-storey, 77,000-square-foot    addition
includes  laboratories and  offices  for  work   in  the
biological      sciences and      the      Institutes     of
Oceanography     and Animal     Resource    Ecology
(formerly Fisheries).
A $1,756,651 addition to the P.A. Woodward
Biomedical Library will almost treble reading and
study space when construction is completed late this
Extensive interior alterations are also being carried
out in the library, which houses all UBC's holdings in
the medical and biological sciences. The Woodward
Library is a major component in the Health Sciences
Centre now taking shape on the eastern edge of the
University campus south of University Boulevard.
Scheduled for completion in October are additions
to the UBC Winter Sports Centre valued at
$1,113,193. The additions, which are being financed
largely out of past and future revenues of the Centre,
include two full-size ice rinks, two handball and four
squash courts and additional dressing room facilities.
The additional ice areas are designed as twin rinks
with removable divider boards which will allow the
ice surfaces to be used as one for some events, such as
public skating, as an indoor speed skating oval and for
convention and trade shows. The new ice surface will
measure 162 feet by 185 feet.
Adjacent to the Sports Centre a $742,500
gymnasium for the faculty of education is nearing
completion.      The     facility     replaces     a     similar
gymnasium, formerly located on the East Mall, which
was   demolished   when   construction   of   the   nev^^fc
Student Union Building began.
The new gymnasium includes two activity floors
measuring 75 by 120 feet suitable for basketball,
volleyball, badminton and other indoor athletic
events. Dressing rooms, an equipment room and two
classrooms will divide the floors from each other.
The new facility will provide accommodation for
the instructional program in the school of physical
education and recreation and the faculty of education
and the University's intramural athletic program.
Under  construction   in   the   new   South   Campus
research area  is a $534,444 office,  laboratory anc^A
workshop unit for the Tri-University Meson Facility,
The nuclear research facility, a particle accelerator,
will be operated jointly by UBC, Simon Fraser
University, the University of Victoria and University
of Alberta. The federal government is funding the
$19 million project.
The TRIUMF facility now under construction will
consist of a two-storey office building housing about
50 technicians, engineering consultants and planners
working on the project, and an adjacent workshop
and laboratory for testing prototype models of the
main TRIUMF accelerator.
Construction of the unit to house the main
accelerator is not expected to start until 1970.
New office and seminar facilities valued at
$963,918 are being rushed to completion on the West
Mall. The two-storey buildings more than treble the
space contained in old army huts formerly on the
Fifty per cent of the new facility was occupied
during registration week and the remaining units will
be complete before the end of the month.
READING AND STUDY space in the P.A. Woodward
Biomedical Library will be nearly trebled when a $1.7
million addition to the building is completed late this
2/UBC Reports/September 11, 1969
year. Library is a major component in UBC's
developing Health Sciences Centre. Photo by
Extension Graphic Arts.
Volume 15, No. 14-Sept. 11
1969. Published by the University of British Columbia and
distributed free. J.A. Banham,
Editor; Barbara Claghorn, Production Supervisor. Letters to the Editor
should be addressed to the Information Office,
UBC, Vancouver 8, B.C. PARTIALLY-SIGHTED graduate of UBC Paul
Thiele, is the new head of the Charles A. Crane
Memorial Library in Brock Hall, which serves the
needs of the more than 20 blind students registered
this year. Thiele, who holds a B.A. degree in English,
has just completed requirements for his master's
degree in comparative literature. He is shown hefting
into place one of the 144 volumes of the Braille
World Book Encyclopedia recently acquired by the
Crane Library. For details, see story below.
Crane Library Expands
An encyclopedia printed in Braille has been added
to the Charles A. Crane Memorial Library at UBC,
already the most comprehensive university facility for
the blind in Canada.
The 1961 edition of the 144-volume World Book
Encyclopedia was purchased by the library with a
$1,000 grant donated by the Delta Gamma women's
fraternity which assists blind students.
Translating an encyclopedia into Braille is a
prodigious task, yet World Book Encyclopedia,
working in special agreement with the American
Printing House for the Blind accomplished it within
one year, publishing the 1961 encyclopedia in 1962.
The encyclopedia will be kept up to date by the
publication of year books, which the library plans to
acquire as funds permit.
The only Braille encyclopedia published in the
English-speaking world, it will be of tremendous
assistance in the preparation of essay outlines and the
acquisition of general information to the 22 blind or
partially-sighted students enrolled at UBC in the
coming year.
The Charles A. Crane Memorial Library opened in
1967 with the donation to UBC of the late Mr.
Crane's private Braille collection, the largest in
existence, which he assembled in Vancouver over a
period of 44 years.
The man who assembled the 2,500-volume
collection was born in Toronto in 1906, and was deaf
and blind from the age of nine months as the result of
an attack of spinal meningitis.
The Crane family moved to Vancouver in 1911,
and despite his difficulties Charles Crane, once
described by Alexander Graham Bell as the most
interesting person he knew, made remarkable progress
in learning to read and talk and pursued university
studies for two years at UBC from 1931 to 1933.
The bulk of the Crane collection was purchased
from the Royal National Institute for the Blind in
London, the Royal Blind Asylum and School in
Scotland and four printing houses for the blind in the
Crane himself translated several books, working
with the assistance of a reader who had to indicate
each letter of each word by touching Crane's fingers.
Using this laborious method, Crane completed
translations of a classical dictionary which runs to 30
Braille volumes, and a dictionary of flowering plants
and ferns, made up of 21 Braille volumes.
The Charles A. Crane Memorial Library is located
in Brock Hall and consists of a room housing the
collection, a separate room where the newly-acquired
encyclopedia is shelved, an adjacent reading room,
and a lounge where blind students can meet.
The Delta Gamma fraternity contributed $4,500
for furniture in the library and the attractive lounge
when the facilities opened in 1967. Many members of
the organization also contributed hundreds of hours
assisting in the cataloguing of the collection.
A $3,000 grant from Mr. and Mrs. P.A.
Woodward's Foundation and a $1,000 contribution
from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind
were also received at that time.
UBC's dean of medicine, Dr. John F. McCreary,
has become the first Canadian medical educator to be
made an honorary fellow of the American College of
Hospital Administrators.
The honorary fellowship was bestowed in
recognition of Dr. McCreary's "extraordinary
dedication to the sound Health Sciences Centre
concept, for his dynamic leadership in gaining
acceptance of the team approach in medical teaching,
and for the advancements which he has brought
about in patient care."
Dr. McCreary has been dean of medicine at UBC
since 1959 and has been instrumental in the concept
and design of UBC's Health Sciences Centre which is
concerned with developing the team approach to
medical care.
Under the Health Sciences centre concept,
students in all health fields will work and learn
together, so that each will come to understand the
capabilities and special functions of the others. The
aim is to produce men and women who, in their
professional lives, can form a true health team.
UBC's Health Sciences Centre is being organized
around its own 410-bed teaching and research
hospital. Construction of the hospital began with the
60-bed psychiatric unit, which officially opened
March 3, and was acclaimed for its enlightened
embodiment of contemporary ideas.
The rest of the hospital complex is scheduled for
completion within the next five years. The dean's
activities in this area, and in the establishment of
medical schools, has set a pattern for the
establishment of comparable units throughout the
In recent years he has also been extremely active
in the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges and
is the only person to be elected to the association's
presidency for an unprecedented third one-year term.
His leadership in this association resulted in
negotiation with the Health Resources Fund of the
federal government which saw more than one billion
dollars made available for the construction of new
health and teaching facilities.
Two UBC Scientists Die
Two members of the UBC faculty, noted for
their contributions to the fields of electrical
engineering and forest hydrology respectively, died
in August.
Dr. Frank Noakes, head of the department of
electrical engineering and acting dean of the
faculty of applied science, died of a heart attack at
his summer home on Saltspring Island on August
1. He was 56.
On August 15, Dr. Walter Jeffrey, 36, associate
professor of forest hydrology in the faculty of
forestry, was one of three persons killed in a
helicopter crash on the Liard River 100 miles
north of Fort Liard in the North West Territories.
A native of Edmonton, Dr. Noakes did his
undergraduate work in electrical engineering at the
University of Alberta and his graduate work at the
University of Iowa. Before joining the UBC faculty
in 1946, he taught at the University of Toronto
and worked for the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power
He was named head of UBC's electrical
engineering department in 1953 and became acting
dean of applied science on July 1 of this year.
For his "contributions to electrical engineering
education and research," Dr. Noakes was elected a
fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers in 1962. He served on numerous
committees of professional bodies and was a
member of the Council of the Association of
Professional Engineers of B.C. from 1958 to 1960.
In 1967 Dr. Noakes was awarded a Canada
Centennial Medal in recognition of his services to
Dr. Jeffrey was born in Scotland and obtained
his undergraduate degrees at the University of
Edinburgh. He also held a master of forestry
degree from Oregon State University and a Ph.D.
from Colorado State University.
Before joining the UBC faculty in 1966 Dr.
Jeffrey was a research officer for the Canada
department of forestry and worked on watershed
management and tree biology problems in the
North West Territories.
At the time of his death he was taking part in a
study of water resources sponsored by the federal
department of Indian affairs and northern
At the time of his death Dr. Jeffrey held a total
of $39,500 in research grants, including $14,000
from the federal department of energy, mines and
resources, $8,500 from the National Research
Council, $5,500 from the department of fisheries
and forestry and $1,500 from the UBC Research
Earlier this year he launched a ten-year research
study of the three watersheds of the Greater
Vancouver Water District, which was designed to
ensure a continued supply of high quality water
for the Lower Mainland of B.C.
His forest hydrology research was a significant
aspect of the interdisciplinary program being
carried out in UBC's Resource Sciences Centre
with a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation.
A memorial scholarship fund for Dr. Jeffrey has
been established by a group of his close associates
at UBC. Contributions, earmarked for the
memorial fund, should be sent to the UBC
department of finance in the General Services
Administration building. Cheques should be made
payable to the University of B.C.
UBC Reports/September 11, 1969/3 PROF. A. MILTON MOORE
Moore Heads Economics
Professor A. Milton Moore, a Canadian taxation
expert, has been named head of the University of
B.C.'s department of economics.
Prof. Moore, who has been a UBC faculty member
since 1959 and acting head of the economics
department since the resignation July 1 of Prof. A.D.
Scott, has published extensively on taxation as it
effects the forest industry and as an instrument of
economic policy.
Born in England, Prof. Moore was educated at
Queen's University in Kingston, where he received his
bachelor of arts degree, and at the University of
Chicago, where he received his master of arts degree.
Before joining the UBC faculty, Prof. Moore was a
research associate with the Canadian Tex Foundation
and an economist with the Canadian Pulp and Paper
Association in Montreal.
He has served as research director and staff
economist for a number of royal commissions,
including one on gasoline price structure in B.C.
His publications include a book entitled Forestry
Tenures and Taxes in Canada as wel' as numerous
articles and monographs on such subjects as the
Carter Royal Commission on Taxation, sales and
commodity taxes and taxation for the financing of
higher education.
Appointed director of UBC's new Institute of
Animal Resource Ecology is Dr. Crawford S. Holling,
who also chairs the management committee of the
Resource Sciences Centre, currently utilizing a
$500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation for
wide-ranging studies in the field of ecology.
Dr. Peter Larkin has resigned as director of the
Institute of Fisheries, which ceased to exist when the
new institute came into existence July I. Dr. Larkin
will continue to hold his appointment as professor of
zoology and will carry out researcn in the new
Institute. Dr. Larkin is currently acting head of the
UBC zoology department during the leave of absence
of Prof. William Hoar.
Dr. Holling said the change of name from the
Institute of Fisheries to that of the Institute of
Animal    Resource    Ecology   denotes   an   expanded
Faculty Get
Music Posts
Two members of UBC's department of music have
been elected to top posts in the Canadian Association
of University Schools of Music.
Professor G. Welton Marquis, head of the UBC
department, is the association's new president and
assistant professor Dr. Terence Bailey has been
elected secretary.
The association, a member of the Learned
Societies of Canada, represents 26 Canadian
universities that offer music courses.
program in ecology, which will include fisheries and
encompass other areas of the resource sciences.
Dr. Holling is a graduate of the University of
Toronto, where he received his bachelor's and
master's degrees. He was awarded his doctorate in
1957 by UBC.
Before joining the UBC faculty he was a research
officer for the federal and B.C. forestry departments.
He is regarded as an outstanding biologist whose work
in population dynamics has gained him an
international reputation.
Dr. Harold E. Taylor, head of the department of
pathology in UBC's faculty of medicine, has resigned
to continue work on a national program designed to
help solve the problem of the rejection of organ
Dr. Taylor has been on leave of absence from UBC
for the past year to head up the program sponsored
by the Medical Research Council of Canada. As
director of the MRC project, Dr. Taylor has been in
charge of clinical tests of serums which suppress the
body's tendency to reject transplanted organs.
UBC's dean of medicine, Dr. John F. McCreary,
said Dr. Taylor's decision to resign as head of the
UBC pathology department resulted from the fact
that the program is being expanded further than was
originally anticipated and Dr. Taylor had decided to
remain in Ottawa as director.
Dr. Taylor joined the faculty in 1950 when UBC's
medical school was founded and was named head of
pathology in 1954.
Acting heads for the faculty of applied science and
the department of electrical engineering have been
named as a result of the death on August 1 of Dr.
Frank Noakes.
Dr. William D. Finn, the head of UBC's civil
engineering department, has been named acting dean
of applied science and Dr. A. Donald Moore is acting
head of electrical engineering.
Dr. Noakes at the time of his death was acting
dean of applied science and head of electrical
Dr. R.D. Russell, head of the department of
geophysics, has been named acting director of the
new Institute of Astronomy and Space Science in the
faculty of graduate studies.
The new institute, formerly the Institute of Earth
and Planetary Sciences, will give graduate courses
leading to master of science and doctor of philosophy
degrees in such areas as astronomy, the structure of
the moon and planets and the origin and evolution of
the solar system.
Graduate work in the field of geophysics will
continue to be given in the graduate division of the
geophysics department which Dr. Russell heads.
A day care centre for children of UBC
students, faculty and staff opened on the
campus Sept. 8.
Located in the old Acadia recreation hut in
Acadia Camp, the service is being provided by
the UBC Cooperative Association.
Staffed by three fully-qualified teachers who
will teach as a team-a new innovation in day
care—the centre can accommodate a maximum
of 40 children between the ages of three and six
A special program is planned for children
aged five or older who would normally be
attending kindergarten.
The old recreation hut has been renovated
with the interior designed especially for
children. The interior walls are only four feet
high, allowing teachers to survey the entire
area, but permitting the children privacy.
All play and hobby areas are on raised,
carpeted platforms placed at unusual angles to
provide many different activity areas. The
centre has a large fireplace and will include a
library and piano.
Cost of the service is $50 per month per
child, but many students are eligible for subsidy
payments calculated according to their residual
income by the provincial Health and Welfare
Board, which subsidizes all licensed day care
centres in the province.
Also, in an effort to encourage parents to
participate in the new centre's activities, for
every hour that fathers or mothers volunteer to
work in the centre with the children, they will
receive a fee abatement of $2.
Interested persons should call Mrs. John
Tilley at 224-5481 for further details.
Four Plays
Theatre Season
Another exciting season of theatre ranging from
American farce through to the drama of lonesco is
scheduled for performance at UBC's Frederic Wood
"Boy Meets Girl" by Bella and Samuel Spewack,
described as a "wild spoof of Hollywood's
gaucheries", opens the season Sept. 18 through to
Sept. 27. It will be directed by Donald Soule.
Arthur Miller's tough and gripping dramatization
of the Salem witchcraft trials, "The Crucible,"
follows from Nov. 6 to 15, with Stanley Weese as
First offering of the new year Jan. 15—24 will be
Eugene lonesco's "Exit the King," directed by Klaus
Strassmann. In this powerful and touching drama, the
king of a mythical country struggles to avoid the
reality of old age.
Shakespeare's "As You Like It", directed by John
Brockington, brings the season to a light-hearted close
March 5—14 as Rosalind, Celia and Touchstone
wander lovesick through the Forest of Arden in the
sunniest of Elizabethan romantic comedies.
In response to the demand for tickets, each play
will open a day earlier—on a Thursday rather than a
Friday. There will now be 8 public performances of
each play, from Thursday to Saturday of the first
week and from Tuesday to Saturday of the second.
An increase in ticket prices for Friday and
Saturday night performances has also been
announced. Season tickets are available now from the
Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC, Vancouver 8, B.C.
Telephone 228-2678 or 228-3880.


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