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Volume 7, No. 3
May-June, 1961
PLAQUE to commemorate the adoption by UBC of the Hungarian students of Sopron
University following the 1956 revolution was presented to UBC in April by Kamill Apt,
left, president of the final graduating class of 23 students. Plaque, which hangs in International House, was accepted by deputy president Dean Geoffrey Andrew, right. Dean
Andrew's remarks at the presentation appear on page two.
Three Deans Honoured
at Spring Congregation
Three University of British Columbia deans were among the
seven persons who received honorary degrees at UBC's spring
congregation ceremonies May 25
and 26.
Faculty members honoured
were Dean Gordon Shrum, head
of the faculty of graduate studies
and the department of physics;
Dean S. N. F. Chant, dean of the
faculty of arts and science and
head of the department of psychology, and Dean Earle D. MacPhee, former head of the faculty
of commerce and business administration and now assistant to
President N. A. M. MacKenzie in
charge of finance and administration.
Honorary degrees were also
conferred on Mr. George C. Miller, former mayor of Vancouver;
Mr. Paul Cooper, Vancouver businessman and former general
chairman of the UBC development fund; Mr. J. Lome Gray,
president of Atomic Energy of
Canada Ltd., and Sir Oliver
Franks, chairman of Lloyd's Bank
of Great Britain and former British ambassador to Washington.
The degree of doctor of science
<D.Sc.) was conferred on Dean
Shrum, Mr. Cooper, and Mr.
Gray. All others received the
degree of doctor of laws (LL.D.).
Congregation addresses were
given by Dean Shrum on May 25
and Sir Oliver Franks on May 26.
Summer Registration
Expected to Top 4000
At a time when most people are looking forward to summer relaxation the mind of one man  at the University is
awhirl with plans for educating more than 4000 students.
He  is  Dr.  Kenneth Argue,  di
rector of UBC's seven-week summer session, which will this year
offer 189 credit courses covering
everything from A (for anthropology) to Z  (for zoology).
The more than 4000 students
expected to register for the session from July 3 to August 18
will be taught by 230 instructors
—150 from UBC and the balance
from the rest of Canada, the U.S.,
England and Europe.
A cursory reading of the summer session calendar shows that
a student can indulge his tastes
for history (ancient, medieval and
modern), chemistry (organic, inorganic and physical), languages
(Russian, Spanish, Latin and
French), physics (atomic and
nuclear) and a host of education
In addition, the UBC extension
department plans a full program
of classes for the summer school
of the arts. Courses in drama,
art, dance and lectures in public
affairs and fine arts are planned.
A program of summer events
appears on page two and details
concerning extension department
drama offerings appear on page
Two distinguished persons received honorary degrees from the
University of British Columbia
May 29 when Victoria College
held its first congregation ceremony for the conferring of academic degrees.
Honorary doctor of laws (LL.D.)
were conferred on Dr. Charles
Armstrong, a UBC graduate and
alumnus of Victoria College and
now president of the University
of Nevada, and Mrs. Rosalind W.
Young, teacher of the first class
of seven persons at Victoria College and widow of Henry Esson
Young, one of the founders of
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, president of UBC, said the congregation at Victoria College was a
significant occasion in the history
of higher education in B.C.
"UBC is glad to have fostered
the growth of Victoria College
from a two-year to a four-year
College and to know that it has
the wholehearted support of the
citizens of Victoria," he said.
University of B.C. degrees in
arts, science, and education were
conferred at the  ceremony.
•        •        •
Two new buildings were officially opened in conjunction with
UBC's spring congregation.
Thea Koerner House, the new
center for graduate students was
opened May 24. (See page three
for story concerning this building.)
The same day the new wing to
the Wesbrook building for the
faculty of pharmacy was officially opened. The wing has been
named for Mr. George T. Cunningham, the senior member of
the board of governors.
More than 30 Apply
For Teaching Posts
The University of British Columbia is recruiting graduates to go to the African state of Ghana for 18 months to
serve as school teachers.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie has named a committee
on student service overseas chaired by Dr. Cyril Belshaw,
associate professor of anthropology and director of the
Regional Training Center for United Nations Fellows at UBC,
to administer the project.
More than 30 recent graduates volunteered for the project following an appeal. Arts, science and agriculture graduates are needed as teachers in primary and secondary schools
in the African state.
Graduates must agree to a service period of 18 months
and salaries will range from £800 to £1000 depending on
ability and experience. Teacher training is desirable but not
The government of Ghana has agreed to pay transportation costs return to those who go. Applications are now being
screened and it is hoped that the first graduates will leave
before September.
A second project which the committee has undertaken
is recruitment of two home economists to go to Ghana to
advise on nutrition problems at the local level.
The home economists are being recruited at the request
of Volunteers for International Development, an independent
organization in Massachusetts which recruits technical personnel for the U.S. government's Point Four program and
the United Nations.
A national coordinating committee to recruit students
for voluntary service in underdeveloped countries will get
underway in June when representatives from various Canadian universities and other agencies meet in Montreal.
The conference, which is being coordinated by the Canadian National Commission for Unesco, will lay the groundwork for the organization which will carry on negotiations
with overseas governments, seek funds from governments,
foundations, business and industry and private citizens to
carry out the program, and recruit and select Canadian
Koerner Foundation
Gives UBC $34,450
UBC   and   Victoria   College   have   received   16   grants
totalling $34,450 from the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation
for projects in higher education.
The grants were announced re-®-
cently by Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, who serves as chairman of
the Foundation's board of directors. A total of 47 grants amounting to $64,150 were announced.
The grants to UBC are as follows:
1. UBC anthropology department—$1,500 to complete excavations at a site in Fraser Canyon.
2. UBC school of music — $2,000
to develop a basic music and record library.
3. UBC extension department—
two grants totalling $5,500. One
grant of $4,000 to enable faculty
members of the music department
to visit B.C. communities, for development of filmstrip production
and to assist with a series of three
seminars on "Problems of Canadian nationalism." A second grant
of $1,500 to provide scholarships
for the 1961 summer school of the
4. UBC fine arts committee —
$600 to support a festival of the
contemporary arts in 1962.
5. Fund for grants to individuals — $4,000 to aid individual
6. UBC International House —
$700 to  arrange  two  "across-the-
border" seminars on international
relations topics.
7. Leave of absence fund —
$5,000 to enable UBC faculty
members to take advanced study.
8. UBC lectures committee —
$1,000 to bring distinguished lecturers to UBC.
9. UBC publications board —
$5,000 to assist in developing the
publications program of the University.
10. Regional Training Center
for United Nations Fellows, UBC
—$4,000 to conduct a seminar on
the development and administration of international river basins.
11. UBC student exchange committee — $650 to exchange five
students with Keio University,
Tokyo, during the 1961 summer
12. Victoria College — $500 to
develop appreciation of the fine
arts among Victoria College students.
13. Faculty of medicine, UBC—
Two grants totalling $4,000. One
grant of $3,000 to develop rehabilitation medical therapists. A second grant of $1,000 to evaluate an
experimental teaching program in
the faculty of medicine.
The editors of The Ubyssey, the student newspaper,
are planning to increase their off-campus circulation
next year to include graduates and friends of UBC.
In addition to the 70 normal editions of the paper a
monthly magazine will be produced containing a digest
of campus news and articles of comment by staff members.
Interested graduates and friends can obtain further
information by writing to The Ubyssey, Brock Hall,
UBC. Please label your envelope "subscriptions." U.B.C. REPORTS
May-June, 1961
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.
The Sopron Story Ends
On A\ay 2\ the last 23 Hungarian students
of the Sopron division of the faculty of forestry
knell before the chancellor to receive their degrees. A month before the congregation the students of the Sopron division presented a plaque
to the University l! hangs in International
House. (See picture on page I). The remarks of
Dean Geoff re) C. Andrew, who spoke at the
presentation, f.dlow.
Universities are among the rare human
institutions which set aside national boundaries to engage in the free exchange of
men and ideas. We who work and teach
at the University of British Columbia will
always be particularly proud of the fact
that it was our privilege to receive, assist
and support the faculty and students of
the forestry school at Hungary's Sopron
May I for a moment recall some of the
events which led to the transfer of Sopron
to our own campus — a unique event, I
think, in the history of universities.
The University of Sopron has a proud
and dignified tradition, dating back more
than 150 years, and specializing in forestry, geology, mining and geodetics. The
courage of Sopron University students had
already been established when, in 1848,
they fought with the Hungarian patriot,
Louis Kossuth, in the Hungarian War of
Independence. In October, 1956, the faculty and students of the University were
again called upon to display their courage
and determination, for in that month the
Russian armed forces moved into Hungary and the University fell under Russian control.
After a series of acts against the aggressor, in November some 300 members
of the University fled into Austria. Dr.
George Allen, dean of the faculty of
forestry here, and Mr. Fred McNeill, public relations officer for the Powell River
Company, flew to Vienna at the invitation
of the then minister of citizenship and immigration, the Honourable Jack Pickers-
gill. After appropriate consultation, it
was decided to invite the entire group to
come to Canada, this with the assistance
of the Honourable James Sinclair who was
then minister of fisheries. Mr. H. S. Foley
and Mr. M. J. Foley of the Powell River-
Company agreed to accommodate the
faculty and students of Sopron division in
a construction camp at Powell River.
They spent the spring and summer in the
camp and came to this campus for the
academic year 1957-58.
Those were not easv days for our Hungarian colleagues. Having left a beloved
homeland and nearly everything they possessed in the world behind them, they
were now committed to making a new life
for themselves in a strange land. There
were many problems and many difficulties
to be faced and resolved. To begin with,
they had to undertake the fairly lengthy
process of learning a language that was
foreign to them and, at the same time,
they had to adapt to a new social and cultural atmosphere. Financial difficulties
confronted them at every turn, but we at
the University did whatever was within
our power to relieve their plight.
Dean Allen and his colleagues were tireless in their efforts on behalf of Sopron
and they, together with other generous
colleagues at the University, worked long
hours to make the buildings and facilities
available so that teaching could go on
without interruption. It would be difficult
for me to mention by name all those colleagues who gave of their time and energies in making this venture a successful
one. So many people co-operated, so many
people rallied to meet the challenge. Since
that day, nearly five years ago, 139
Sopron students from the original 196
have graduated, and at our coming Spring
Congregation another 23 will receive their
degrees. This I consider a remarka^1-
achievement and one of which we are all
justly proud.
The plaque we are' dedicating today is
the gift of Sopron division to the University which was in a very real sense their
alma mater. It symbolizes the understanding, the friendship and the goodwill which
has characterized the relationships between Sopron and UBC since our Hungarian friends first came here. Our association with Sopron we shall alwa
cherish and we shall remember the gooc1
that has come out of adversity.
I think it particularly significant that
this plaque should be placed in International House. As our University develops,
it earns for itself an enviable reputation
among institutions of higher learning, not
only in North America but throughout the
world, and any university worthy of the
name must encourage students from
abroad to come and study in its classrooms, laboratories and libraries. The free
and untrammelled exchange of ideas and
men between universities in my opinion
will do more to promote harmony and
mutual understanding among the nations
of this world than any other agency which
man has yet devised.
On behalf of the University may I say
to our Hungarian colleagues what a privilege it has been to assist them in making
new lives for themselves. May I also add
that we will, each of us, always have a
warm affection for you. I wish you all
good luck in your future undertakings and
I hope that you will return again and
again to the University of British Columbia because it is for you, as it is for us,
a spiritual home.
'He Looked to the High Hills'
Professor Frederic Lasserre. director of UBC's
school of architecture, was killed April 6 while
mountain climbing in the Lake district of England.
He was 50. Prof. Lasserre was on a year's leave
of absence to study modern developments in
European architecture on a fellowship from the
Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation. On
April 15 a memorial observance for Prof. Lasserre was held in the War /Memorial Gymnasium.
The remarks of Dean Geoffrey C. Andrew, who
spoke on behalf of the University on that occasion, follotv.
We are gathered here together today
to remember and pay tribute to our friend
and colleague Fred Lasserre.
The news of his death came as a great
Shock to all of us. The implications of his
death will take time to become plain—for
he was at the height of his powers and the
future held promise that he would further
develop and enhance the many contributions he had already made to the University, the community and the world of his
It is always difficult in a time of grief
and shock to appraise and estimate justly
what a friend and close associate represented and represents to us by his life and
works. This is hard always; but there are
certain things that even at this time we
can with assurance record.
Fred Lasserre's life was illuminated by
a vision of the importance of design —
social no less than aesthetic — in the life
of individual man and of society. A strong
sense of conscience — personal, professional, and social — drove him — and
through him us — toward the fulfillment
of that vision.
Continued on Page Three
A wide variety of lectures, plays, concerts, exhibits, operas
and summer conferences will be held on the U.B.C. campus
this summer. The calendar below lists the tentative dates and
locations of the majority of events taking place during July
and August. Further information may be obtained by contacting the UBC extension department.
July 3 - August 18 — An exhibition of 32 paintings entitled "Eight Ontario Painters" comprised of works by Dennis
Burton, Graham Coughtry, Tony Urquhart, Michael Snow, William Ronald, York Wilson, Harold Town and Kazuo Nakamura
will be on display at the UBC Fine Arts Gallery from 10:30
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 7 p.m. to 9
p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
4 Public affairs lecture series. Major issues of concern to
Canadians will be discussed by leading authorities who
will participate in the public affairs lecture series on
four Tuesday evenings in July. Lectures begin at 8 p.m.
in Buchanan 106. Admission is 50 cents at the door, or
$1.50 for the series of four.
6 Fine Arts lecture series. Distinguished speakers, representing various fields of the fine arts, will take part in
the lecture series which is being held on four Thursday
evenings in July. Lectures begin at 8 p.m. in Buchanan
106. Admission is 50 cents at the door, or $1.50 for the
series of four.
7 High school concert band. Buchanan quad, 12:30 p.m.
Three public performances will be given by teen-age
students attending the high school band and orchestra
workshop, July 3-22, which will be under the direction
of Hans-Karl Piltz, UBC department of music. Admission is free.
10 Lecture by Dr. W. Blatz, the eminent child psychologist,
who will give three lectures during the summer school
period at 8 p.m. in "Buchanan 106. Admission is 50 cents
at the door, or $1.25 for the series of three.
11 Public affairs lecture series, Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
12 Lecture by Dr. W. Blatz, Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
13 Fine arts lecture series, Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
14 High school concert band, Buchanan quad, 12:30 p.m.
17 Festival preview, Buchanan 106, 12:30 p.m. Alan Jarvis,
noted art authority, will conduct a series of noon-hour
interviews with visiting artists of the Vancouver Festival and faculty members in the fine arts and humanities. They will be held in Buchanan 106, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. from July 17 to August
3. Admission is free.
Lecture by Dr. W. Blatz, Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
18 Festival preview, Buchanan 106, 12:30 p.m.
Public affairs lecture series, Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
20 Festival preview, Buchanan 106, 12:30 p.m.
Fine arts lecture series, Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
21 High school concert band, Brock Hall, 5 p.m.
Dance recital by Jean Erdman, well-known American
dancer-choreographer and guest director of the summer
school of dance, Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
24 Festival preview, Buchanan 106, 12:30 p.m.
24-28 A five-day seminar on Israel will deal with social, economic, political, foreign policy and cultural developments
in Israel. Papers will be presented by official representatives of Israel, including the Israeli Ambassador to
Canada, His Excellency Yaacov Herzog, and by scholars
from Israel and North American universities. The seminar is open to all interested persons. Registration fee is
$15. Details can be obtained at the extension department.
24-26 A series of three lectures entitled "Israel today" will be
held in Buchanan 106 at 8 p.m. Several outstanding
speakers from the staff of the seminar on Israel will
participate, including His Excellency Yaacov Herzog, Israeli ambassador to Canada. Admission is 50 cents at
the door, or $1.25 for the series of three.
25-26 Studio performances. Students attending the summer
school of theatre will present a series of four studio
performances during the theatre workshop sessions. They
will be held at the Frederic Wood Theatre at 3 p.m.
Admission is free. Reservations must be made through
the extension department.
25 Public affairs lecture series, Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
Festival preview, Buchanan 106, 12:30 p.m.
27   Festival preview, Buchanan 106, 12:30 p.m.
Fine arts lecture series, Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
31    Festival preview, Buchanan 106, 12:30 p.m.
First of a series of three opera excerpts by students of
the summer school of opera, Brock, 12:30 p.m. Admission free.
7- 9
Festival preview, Buchanan 106, 12:30 p.m.
Summer school of opera excerpts, Brock, 8:30 p.m.
Summer school of opera excerpts, Brock, 8:30 p.m.
Festival preview, Buchanan 106, 12:30 p.m.
Summer school of opera will present its major production under guest director, Hans Beer, associate professor
of opera, University of Southern California, auditorium,
12:30 p.m. on August 7; at 8:30 p.m. on August 8 and 9.
A dance program composed and performed by students
attending the summer school of dance will be presented
at the auditorium, 12:30 p.m. Admission free.
Work of students attending the summer school of arts
and crafts under such distinguished instructors as Olivier
Strebelle,   European   sculptor;   Ulfert   Wilke,   American
painter  and recent recipient of a  Guggenheim  fellowship; John Reeve, who has just returned from England
where   he   studied   pottery  under  Bernard   Leach,   and
well-known local painter, Don Jarvis, will be represented
at an exhibition at the Acadia art centre from 10 a.m.
to 10 p.m.
Student exhibition, Acadia art centre.
College of education art exhibition, quad, 10 a.m.-lO p.m.
The major drama production, Howard Richardson's fantasy, "Dark of the Moon," will be presented by summer
school of theatre students under the direction of Robert
Gill, auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
Studio performance, Frederic Wood Theatre, 3 p.m.
Tickets for theatre and opera presentations may be obtained at University theatre reservations, CA. 4-1111, local 540,
and at Famous Artists box office, 698 Seymour, MU. 1-3351.
17-18 May-June, 1961
Graduate Center Opened
A home away from home for the
more than 700 graduate students
enrolled at the University of British Columbia was officially opened May 24.
The building is Thea Koerner
House, a four-storey structure in
contemporary design overlooking
the mountains and sea to the
north of the campus. It was made
possible by a gift of $400,000 to
the U.B.C. Development Fund
through the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation, and is a memorial to Dr. Koerner's wife who died
in July, 1959.
The building will serve as a
focal point for the interests of
all full-time students registered
in the rapidly-growing faculty of
graduate studies.
Dr. Gordon Shrum, dean of the
faculty, says the building will be
"the greatest stimulus to graduate
work since the faculty was established at the University."
UBC's president, Dr. Norman
MacKenzie, says the University is
deeply indebted to Dr. Koerner
for his generous gift. "It is both
desirable and essential that these
young men and women, who will
provide leadership in the sciences,
industry, government, teaching
and research, should have facilities where they can meet and
exchange   ideas."
The building contains a large
lounge, a dining room, office and
committee; rooms and a library,
all tastefully decorated with modern, teak furniture. On the lower
floor of the building a combination cafeteria and projection room
looks out onto a terrace and small
On the walls of the various
rooms are hung a series of colourful paintings, many by Canadian
artists. There is also a portrait of
the  late  Mrs.   Koerner.
Leading up to the main entrance is a large plaza dominated
by a pool in the center of which
is a bronze fountain executed by
the Burnaby sculptor Jack Har-
Graduate students will take a
large part in the operation of the
center which is managed by a
committee chaired by Dean
Robert McAndrew, of Copper
Cliff, Ontario, sits on the management committee as president of
the Graduate Students' Association as does first vice-president
Ross O'Brian and treasurer Robin
Farquhar,   of  Victoria.
Other B.C. students who serve
on the executive of the Graduate
Students' Association are Mar-
jorie Gilbert, secretary, of Victoria, and Jack McDonald, New
Westminster, who is in charge of
services in the building.
Observance for Prof. Lasserre
A man of unusual sensitivity, the claims
of vision and conscience made unremitting
demands on his strength, but he remained
unwilling to lessen the demands which
either made upon him. He was, in a very
real sense, a dedicated man and all who
knew him, and were associated with him,
could not help but be influenced by — and
become, to the extent that they were able
— involved in his sense of dedication.
His contributions to this University and
to the larger community were many and
important. He came to the University as
professor of architecture in 1946; with a
distinguished student record in Toronto
and Zurich. He became the founding director of the school of architecture in
1950. During his time here, the school
has achieved an enviable reputation
among schools of architecture based on
both his own example and achievement
and on the quality of the men and women
associated with him as colleagues and
as students.
In addition, however, he took a leading,
perhaps the leading, part in the establishment of a department of fine arts and certainly in the development of community
and regional planning. Both these developments were part of Fred's vision
leading towards a school of design, in
which a combination of the arts could the
better influence each other, to the enhancement and enrichment of individual
life and urban civilization.
There is a special irony to the tragedy
we are observing today, in that the building he fought for and planned for, which
is being erected as the first unit of a fine
arts complex of buildings, and which he
saw as the nucleus of a design centre,
should be in the process of construction
at the time of his death. It now remains
for others to carry out a similar or an
equally worthy vision. On behalf of the
University and personally, I would like to
pay tribute to his conception of the service that higher education, within his
sphere of influence, should render to the
His own view of the University's role in
the community, in the areas of his chief
concern, can be seen in the community
services he performed. He was an active
and influential member of the professional
architectural bodies, provincial and national. He was equally active in the field
of community planning, rural and urban
housing, and civic art.
As a practising architect, he is remembered at the University particularly for
International House, for the Faculty Club
and University Social Centre and for the
War Memorial Gymnasium, in the memorial lobby of which we are now meeting
where the chief feature is, by his design,
the windows which in fair weather look to
the high hills.
As a person, Fred Lasserre looked to
the high hills. He was an idealist, troubled
by the problems of human destiny, possessed of his own vision of what that destiny should be, and the place of beauty in
it, determined to do all he could to make
the vision a reality, determined also to
communicate to us his vision; to these
ends dedicated.
President Speaks at
Hebrew University
PRESIDENT N. A. M. MacKENZIE spoke on "Canada: a nation
in the making" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on April 30
during a 10-day visit to Israel. He was accompanied by Mrs. MacKenzie, CHANCELLOR A. E. GRAUER and Mrs. Grauer and
NATHAN NEMETZ, Q.C., member of the board of governors. The
visit was sponsored by the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Under the auspices of the American School
of Classical Studies in Athens, the president and Mrs. MacKenzie
visited archaeological sites and Greek islands.
• * •
DR. KENNETH YOUNG, director of student health service, has
been elected to the executive board of the section on clinical medicine of the American College Health Association. He was also reelected to the Association's governing council at meetings in Detroit.
He is the only Canadian on both bodies.
• • •
Canada Council grants have been awarded to DR. JOHN W.
NEILL, director of landscaping, who left early in May for Japan for
special study in the field of landscape architecture and related arts,
and DR. E. EVAN DAVIS, assistant professor in education and music,
who will leave June 13 for research into music and school programs
in Austria, Yugoslavia, Germany and Switzerland.
• • •
DR. D. C. G. MacKAY, associate professor of psychology, left
early in May for the orient. Former head of International House Association, B.C. Chapter, and chairman of the International House
board of directors, Dr. MacKay was the guest of International House
in Taoei, Taiwan. He visited in Hong Kong and toured Japan before  attending the Rotary International conference in Tokyo.
• • •
DR. BRUCE D. GRAHAM, professor and head of the department of pediatrics, and DR. HENRY G. DUNN, DR. SYDNEY
SEGAL and DR. J. MAVIS TEASDALE, assistant professors, attended the May meetings of the American Pediatric Society and
the Society for Pediatric Research in Atlantic City. Dr. Segal, director of the department's research program, presented a paper on
"Correction of acidosis in experimental neonatal asphyxia."
• • •
DR. H. L. STEIN, professor and director of graduate studies in
education, has received a Ford Foundation grant for research on
educational television. He investigated E.T.V. at Salt Lake City's
Station KUED, Chicago facilities and attended the Canadian National
Conference on E.T.V. in Toronto in May. He also attended conferences of the Canadian Association of Professors of Education, of
which he is secretary-treasurer, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Canadian Council for Research in Education.
• • •
DR. WAYNE P. SUTTLES, associate professor in the department of anthropology, has been appointed a post-doctoral fellow by
the American Council of Learned Societies of New York. The grant
which Dr. Suttles has received will be used to complete two monographs on coast Salish traditional culture and modern ceremonialism.
Dr. Suttle's fellowship was one of 26 awarded by the Council this
year.   Only one other award was made to a Canadian.
• • •
R. J. GREGG, associate professor, and DR. KURT WEINBERG,
assistant professor in Romance studies, are on leave of absence and
have been filling European speaking engagements. Mr. Gregg has
given talks on linguistics at The Queen's University in Belfast and
before other learned groups, as well as making TV appearances. Dr.
Weinberg has been invited to lecture at universities in Munich,
Hamburg, Tuebingen and Bonn. The Deutsche Seminar in Heidelberg University has requested a lecture on Kafka who is the subject
of a book being written by Dr. Weinberg.
• • • ■
DR. J. K. FRIESEN, director of the extension department, and
PROFESSOR KENNETH ARGUE, director of summer session, attended a meeting of the Canadian Association of Directors of Extension and Summer Schools committee on recruitment at Edmonton
on April 17. Dr. Friesen and BERT CURTIS, director of conferences and short courses, were in Santa Barbara, California, May 7
to 10 for the 46th annual meeting of the National University Extension Association. * + +
department of physics have been visiting lecturers at a number of
United States academic institutions under the auspices of the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Institute of
Physics in a program supported by the National Science Foundation.
Professor Kaempffer lectured at Texas Technological College, Lubbock, Texas; Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama; Antioch College,
Yellow Springs, Ohio; Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Lectures have been given by Professor Volkoff at Trinity College, Washington, D.C; University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware;
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; Southern Methodist
University, Dallas, Texas; University of Texas, Austin, Texas; William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri; Virginia Polytechnic Institute,
Blacksburg, Virginia; Tennessee A. & I. State University, Nashville,
Tennessee; Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
• • •
PROFESSOR R. E. WATTERS, of the department of English,
has accepted an invitation to address a plenary session of the third
Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association
which meets in Utrecht, Holland, from August 21 to 25.
• * •
Recently elected fellows of the Royal Society of Canada are
PROFESSOR JAMES ST. CLAIR-SOBELL, head of the department
of Slavonic studies; PROFESSOR R. E. BURGESS, department of
physics, and PROFESSOR J. J. R. CAMPBELL, faculty of agriculture. ,J U.B.C. REPORTS
May-June, 1961
music critic and broadcaster,
has been appointed arts coordinator in UBC's extension
department. He will be responsible for the organization
and supervision of the summer school of the arts and a
province-wide arts extension
UBC Professor Named
President of Alumni
Dr. William C. Gibson, professor of the history of medicine and science at UBC, was elected president of the UBC
j^Alumni Association May 25.
Dr. Gibson was elected at the
annual dinner meeting of Convocation and the Alumni Association
in the Hotel Georgia following
the first day of spring congregation.
Speaker at the meeting was
Dean S. N. F. Chant, head of the
faculty of arts and science, who
spoke on "Revolutionary ideas in
New members of the Alumni
Association's executive committee are as follows: D. F. Miller,
BCom '47,  past president;  Frank
E. Walden, BCom '38, first vice-
president; Mrs. J. H. Stevenson,
BA '40, second vice-president; Dr.
Patrick McGeer, BA '45, MD '58,
third vice-president; and H. Frederick Field.' BA '40, BCom '40,
There are six other members on
the executive committee whose
terms will expire in 1962 and
'Degree representatives are:
Norman Hansen, BSA '53, agriculture; Alec H. Rome, BASc '44,
applied science; R. S. Nairne, BA
'47, BArch '51, architecture; Miss
Vivian Vicary, BA '33, arts;  Ken
F. Weaver, BCom '49, commerce;
Paul N. Whitley, BA '22, education: W. P. T. McGhee, BA '46,
BSF '47, forestry; Miss Anne Ho-
worth, BHE '52. home economics;
Bryan Williams, BCom '57, LLB
'58, law; Dr. R. S. Purkis, BA '50,
MD '54. medicine; Miss Alice J.
Baumgart. BSN '58, nursing;
Douglas B. Franklin. BSP '52,
pharmacy; J. Reid Mitchell. BPE
'49. BEd '55. physical education;
Joseph II. Montgomery. BSc '59.
MSe '60, science: Gordon Wright,
BA '50, BSW '52. MSW '54. social
The board of management of
the Alumni Association is made
up of the executive committee,
the degree representatives, three
alumni representatives on the
Senate and a number of ex officio
members. President N. A. M. MacKenzie is honorary president.
The same meeting saw Chancellor A. E. Grauer elected chairman
of the executive council of Convocation. Fred Field was elected
treasurer. The elected members
of Convocation are Arthur Laing.
BSA '25; Mrs. Alex W. Fisher.
BA '31: A. T. R. Campbell. BA
'31. Paul M. Whitley, and I). F.
Gifts to Library
Help to Expand
Book Collection
A  grant  of  nearly  $7,000
been  received   by  UBC   for
purchase of books in the field of
the   history   of   medicine   and
The grant comes from the Wellcome Trust of Great Britain
which will give UBC $1,390 a
year for five years toward establishing a research librarv in this
UBC recently formed a department of the history of medicine
and science headed by Dr. William C. Gibson.
The Wellcome Trust was established by the late Sir Henry Wellcome, an American who emigrated to England and formed "the
pharmaceutical house known as
the Burroughs - Wellcome Company.
The Men's Canadian Club of
Vancouver has made a fourth
aMual gift of $500 to the library
for the purchase of books on
Canadian history.
Librarian Neal Harlow said
UBC is now a major center lor
the study of Canadian history.
The total contribution of $2,000
from the Club has enabled UBC
to purchase sqrne valuable material for research collections, he
6a id.
The Japanese government has
made a gift oi 150 books on
oriental art to the library. The
Japanese consul in Vancouver.
Muneo Tanabe, presented the
books  to Mr.  Harlow.
The books are illustrated with
reproductions of the art of Japan
and other oriental countries and
will be placed in the fine arts
section of the librarv.
Leading Eye Doctor
Joins Medical School
One of Canada's leading eye specialists will join the faculty of medicine at UBC July 1, President N. A. M. MacKenzie has annouced. ^
He is Dr. Alfred J. Elliot, pro-
Pathologist Gets
$30,000 Award
Dr. William Shepherd, a pathologist, will join the staff of the
faculty of medicine at UBC July
1 to carry out research on thyroid
Dr. Shepherd is one of 25 persons in North America who has
received a scholarship from the
Markle Foundation in the past
year.    The    scholarship    carries
lessor and head of the department of ophthalmology at the
University of Toronto since 1946,
and a UBC graduate.
Dr. J. F. McCreary, dean of the
medical faculty, said that Dr.
Elliot had developed an outstanding graduate program for the
training of eye specialists while
at Toronto. "We are hoping to
expand similar training at UBC,"
Dr.  McCreary added.
Dr. Elliot received his BA at
UBC in 1932 and his medical degree at Toronto in 1937. Postgraduate work followed at Columbia and Britain's Royal. College of Physicians and Surgeons.
•        *        •
The president has also announced the appointment of the
Reverend Charles G. M. Nicholls
as professor of religious studies
in the faculty of arts and science.
Mr. Nicholls, who now teaches
systematic theology at St. John's
College. University of Manitoba,
will take  up his appointment at
UBC July 1.
Mr. Nicholls will teach a new
course entitled "Foundations of
Christian thought" and coordinate religious studies courses presently offered in the faculty of
arts and science.
Five religious studies courses
are now offered on an optional
basis. They are taught by faculty
members from UBC's five affiliated theological colleges.
Mr. Nicholls is a graduate of
St. John's College, Cambridge,
where he received his BA in 1947
and his MA in 1949. He is a
former travelling secretary for
the World's Student Christian
Federation  and  was  ordained  a  Clark
Search for
to Continue
The search for missing UBC
graduates continues.
Each issue UBC Reports will
print a list of degree-holders who
have failed to inform the University of changes of address.
If you know the whereabouts
of any of the graduates listed
below fill in the coupon at the
bottom of this page and send it to
the Information Office, University
of B.C., Vancouver 8, B.C.
Francis James Cairnie, BA '50;
Marvin Lee Calhoun, BASc '37;
Mrs. Ewan Cameron, BA '36
(Phyllis E. Gifford); David Donald Campbell, BCom '34; Ian
McK. Campbell, BASc '50; Jean
Campbell, BA '33; John . McL.
Campbell, BCom '49.
Louise Jean D. Campbell, BA
'33; Mrs. H. Redvers Campion,
BA '18 (Mariona Griffiths); Hector Ross Cant, BA '25.
Allan Douglas Carlson, BA48;
John David Carmichael, BASc5I;
John Kitson Carmichael, BCom47;
Lome Allen Carmichael, BA49;
Charles Ross Carter, BA51; Rita
Fowler Caulfield, BA35.
Robert Stanford Caulfield,
BASc51; Leslie Ambrose Challis,
BASc50; Frances Elinor Chaplin,
BA48, BSW49; Lloyd James Che-
mago, BA50; Niranjan Chowd-
hury, MA48; Joseph Alphonse
Cianci, BA32.
Harry Ciccone, BASc36; Lionel
DeLacey Clark, BCom48; Mary
Ellen Clark, BA29; Charles Stewart Clarke, BA35; Chummer
Brock Clarke, BA42; Margaret
Clarke, BA21; Waldo James G.
BA38;    James    Clement,
Proceeds from
Ticket Sales
For Scholarships
All proceeds from ticket sales
for summer drama productions at
the University of British Columbia will be used to establish a
scholarship fund for budding actors and actresses.
Miss Dorothy Somerset, head
of UBC's theatre department and
summer school of theatre, said
such a fund would help to solve
ttie financial problems of many
talented young people who are
unable to take advantage of training offered at UBC's summer session.
This summer students will stage
Howard Richardson's fantasy
"Dark of the Moon.'" It will be
directed by Robert Gill of Hart
House  Theatre.  Toronto.
A series of studio performances,
enabling all students to actively
participate in theatre productions,
is also planned. A staff of 12
persons   will  teach   a   variety  of
deacon in 1952 following attendance at Wells Theological College.
•        *        •
New appointments in the faculty of agriculture are Dr. Douglas
P. Ormrod to the department of
plant science and Dr. Thomas R.
B. Barr to, the department of
poultry  husbandry.
Dr. Ormrod is a native of Fort
Langley, B.C. and a graduate of
UBC and the University of California where he received his
Ph.D. degree in 1959.
Dr. Barr was educated at the
University of Edinburgh which
awarded him the degree of bachelor of science in agriculture in
1951. He received his bachelor of
science degree in veterinary
studies in 1955.
He received his master of veterinary science degree from the
University of Toronto and his
Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in February of this year.
with it a grant of $30,000 paid at, subjects  at the  seven-week long
school   which   runs   from  July  3
to August  19.
the rate of $6,000 a year for five
Dates Set for
1961 Homecoming
The Alumni Association's 1961
homecoming celebrations will
take place October 27 and 28.
A committee of graduates is
now at work planning the two-
day event which will be highlighted by reunions for the classes
of 1916, '21, '26, '31, '36, '41, '46.and
Subsequent editions of "U.B.C.
Reports" and the "Alumni Chronicle" will carry full details about
the  event.
BA53; Ralph Russell Cloghesy,
BA51; Margaret Joan Clotworthy,
Ruth Lorraine Code, BA44; Wm.
Richard E. Coghlan, BA48; Emma
Alice Coles, BA28; Garrett Munro
Cook, BSA39; Charles Kenneth
Cooper, BA53; Ursula Hope
Cooper, BA26; Anita Marguerita
Corlette, BA28; Robert Francis
Cote, BCom48.
James Waldon Coutts, BCom47;
Everette Lloyd K. Cowan, BA50;
George Stanley Coward, BSA22;
Kathleen Ruth Cowley, BA48;,
Joseph Gibson Cowx, BA27; Nor-
leen Crafter, BA31; Emmanuel
John  Cruchley,  BA48.
Richard James Culkin, BA51;
Wm. Patrick Gordon Cumming,
BA37; Henry Michael Curran,
BASc42; Robert Logan Currie,
BCom51; Alden S. Curtis, BA38;
John Stephen Curtis, BA48; Mrs.
Beatrice E. Dahl, BA45; Roy Wm.
Dann, BA48; Elizabeth Maude F.
Davey, BSW51.
James Davidson, BASc49; Edwin Phillip Davis, BA37; Ethel
Naomi Davis, BA34; Richard Nes-
field Davis, BA46; Viola Victoria
Davis, BA31; Burton Edward
Dean, BCom50; Clement Joseph
Delisle, MA53; Gunhild Hilma
Dellert, BA41; Eric Boulton De-
Pendleton,  BA49.
Pritam Singh Dhillon, MA53;
Mrs. Pritam Singh Dhillon, BA53,
(Mary G. Christie); Joan Grace
Dickie, BA53; John Keith Diebel,
MASc48; Clarence Fredrick
Dixon, BCom49; Mrs. Wm. A.
Dollar, (Florence N. A. Jones)
BA24; Archibald Scott Donald,
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