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Vol. 16, No. 14/Sept. 8, 1970/Vancouver 8, B.C.
By Bugs
The timetables of 4,576 students who
pre-registered for UBC's 1970-71 winter session
during July have been invalidated as the result of a
computer program error.
The unlucky students won't have to go through
the entire registration process again, however. Revised
timetables will be waiting for them in room 119 of
Jhe East Mall Annex during UBC's normal registration
period Sept. 8-11 or on Sept. 14, the first day of
And there's a good chance that many of the
pre-registered students will have a timetable more
suited to their stated wishes when new timetables are
run off on the computer.
It is estimated that as many &s 50 per cent of the
timetables sent to pre-registered students will be
altered in the re-run.
The errors were detected in the computer's
scheduling program, one of 30 that process the
information taken from student request forms and
the timetable established by the University's various
Providing the programs are error-free, the
computer should sort out all the information and
prepare a timetable which eliminates clashes. The
'situation is complicated by the fact that UBC has one
of the most complicated timetables of any Canadian
university, officials in the Registrar's office said.
This is the first year that UBC has attempted to
use the IBM 360, model 67, computer in the Civil
Engineering Building to prepare timetables for
pre-registered students.
"Naturally, we regret the inconvenience this has
caused to pre-registered students," an official in the
Registrar's office said."This year was a test period for
the pre-registration process and the problems
encountered this year won't be repeated next. And
it's highly unlikely that there will be any problems in
the revised timetables which will be available to
pre-registered students during registration week.
The entire pre-registration process will be assessed
during the winter session by a President's committee.
*       *       *
The estimated enrolment for UBC's 1970-71
winter session is 20,848 students, an increase of only
81 students or 0.4 per cent over 1969-70.
The increase, the smallest in the past five years,
reflects tougher UBC entrance requirements and
regulations and the opening of the new Douglas
College in the Lower Fraser Valley, according to
UBC's Office of Academic Planning, where the
enrolment predictions are prepared.
The percentage increase in enrolment is in sharp
contrast to the rates of the previous four years. Here
are the percentage increases that UBC has
experienced previously: 1969-70 — 3.4; 1968-69 —
9.7; 1967-68 - 6.3; 1966-67 - 5.4.
The major factor affecting enrolment in the
current session is the Senate decision of last year to
Please turn to Page Four
UBC's mountaineering Deputy President Bill
Armstrong recently returned from a week of climbing
in   the   Rockies.   Unscathed.   Then,   hurrying  to  a
committee meeting next morning, he tripped on the
bottom step of the Faculty Club stairs and sprained
his ankle. Photo by Kim Gravelle.
A blueprint for major reforms of the structure
of UBC's Alma Mater Society will be unveiled in
The new student government plan has already
received general approval from the Students'
Council and will be presented to students in
September in the form of a "white paper."
A rough draft of a new constitution for the
AMS has been prepared and will be presented to
Council for a vote after having been finalized by
student lawyers.
The new constitution will be discussed at a
general meeting of the AMS following the Council
vote and could be approved by the end of
October, AMS officials said.
The new constitution would come into effect
sometime in the current session and AMS elections
in the spring of 1971 would be subject to its
The new plan for student government is the
result of the work of a committee established last
year and a student survey conducted by the firm
of Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co. to determine
what role the AMS should perform.
The committee which used the survey to evolve
the new plan was made up of members of past and
present Students' Councils and included two
former AMS presidents, David Zirnhelt and Fraser
Hodge, as well as members of last year's Council
and the current Council.
Report Not Made Public
The Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co. report,
which has never been made public, revealed that
students had four main concerns in coming to
Their first and major concern was their
academic work and obtaining a degree. Other
concerns were campus services, such as food,
housing, student government, legal aid and the
Library, and student action in the
The new blueprint for student government
attempts to create a structure which reflects the
concerns which students expressed in the survey.
It calls for a pared-down Students' Council
totalling 17 persons as opposed to the present
36-member Council.
The executive of the proposed new Council
would be made up of the president and four
vice-presidents who would be elected at large by
the entire student body.
The vice-presidents would serve as chairmen of
commissions which would deal with academic
affairs, services, community action programs and
The commissions would be staffed by 12
commissioners, six to be elected at large and six
elected on the basis of the constituencies
established for the election of student Senators.
Students running for the position of
commissioner would not be elected to specific
commissions. Following elections the 12 successful
candidates would be assigned to specific
Student Involvement
Thus, the elected membership of each
commission would total four persons, a
vice-president plus three of the elected
commissioners. And the Students' Council would
total 17 persons — the president, the four
vice-presidents and the 12 elected commissioners.
The new constitution would also provide for
appointment of an unlimited number of student
members to the commissions in order to provide
the widest possible spectrum of student
involvement in commission affairs.
Each commission would be empowered to
co-opt students to sit on commissions, but only
two of these appointed members would be entitled
to vote on issues before the commission.
It is hoped that every undergraduate society on
the campus would have a representative on each
commission and the societies would be free to
hold elections for these commission posts if they
AMS officials who have worked on the new
plan feel that each AMS activity falls under the
heading of one of the proposed commissions and
that it will eliminate unwieldiness in student
Another aim of the plan is to eliminate
factionalism on Council resulting from the election
of undergraduate society representatives to the
present Council.
Under the proposed Council set-up, the
executive would map out the main goals of the
Society for the coming year. Each vice-president
would then take these goals to his commission for
discussion and development of a plan of action for
implementing the goals. FIRST STAGE of a new graphic design program for
the UBC campus is displayed in model form by Mr.
Jordan Kamburoff, an architect-planner in the
University's Department of Physical Plant. At left is a
model of one of six, 18-foot laminated cedar pillars
which will be erected at main entrances to the
campus to direct visitors to their destination. Mr.
Kamburoff points to a model of a nine-foot pillar.
one of a series to be erected at campus intersections.
The UBC program was designed by Paul Arthur and
Associates of Toronto, the firm which executed the
graphics program at Expo '67 in Montreal. The UBC
program will involve erection of new building signs
and an information kiosk and campus map at the
corner of University Boulevard and Wesbrook
Crescent. Photo by Extension Graphic Arts.
Tenure Report Accepted
UBC's President, Dr. Walter H. Gage, has accepted
the recommendations of the University's Committee
on Appointments, Re-Appointments and Promotions
(Senior Appointments Committee) on the disposition
of two disputed tenure cases.
Following is the complete text of the report of the
committee, chaired by Dean B.E. Riedel, which was
submitted to the President on July 20 and made
public July 30.
On March 16th, 1970, you requested that the
Committee on Appointments, Re-Appointments and
Promotions thoroughly investigate the issues and
present you with "a clear-cut recommendation as to
whether to uphold or reverse the decisions affecting
Dr. D.L. Powell and Mr. B.H. Mayne."
It was decided that Drs. Bongie and Lee, who were
members of the Dean of Arts Committee which had
reviewed the decisions of the English Department,
should be excused from the Committee on
Appointments, Re-Appointments and Promotions
until these deliberations were completed. Also, Dr.
Jordan, a regular member of the Committee, was
excused because of his position in the Department of
Met Fourteen Times
The Committee on Appointments,
Re-Appointments and Promotions met on fourteen
occasions and has arrived at the following
(1)"That Dr. Powell not be granted tenure";
(2)"That Mr. Mayne not be granted tenure at this
time on the basis of the evidence before us; that
he be re-appointed for a period of two years
during    the    second    of    which    a    decision
concerning tenure will be made in accordance
with usual University procedures."
The decisions were arrived at after forty-six hours
of   meetings   of   the   main  committee  plus several
meetings of sub-committees. The greatest expenditure
of time was involved in interviewing individuals and
groups. In addition to the large number of documents
assembled by your office, which was available to the
Committee,   we   obtained    information    from   the
following sources:
a. interview with Mr. Mayne;
b. interview with Dr. Powell;
c. interview with Dr. Jordan;
d. interview with Acting Dean Kenny;
e. interview with Dr. Kenny and his committee
(Dr. Ormsby, Dr. Belshaw, Dr. Bongie, Dr. Lee
and Dr. Soule);
f. interview with the "majority opinion"
committee of the English Department with Dr.
Akrigg as spokesman (Dr. Akrigg, Dr.
Fredeman, Dr. Hall, Dr. Ingram, Dr.
Manzalaoui, Dr. Sylvester and Dr. Thompson);
g. interviews with the "minority opinion"
committee of the English Department with Dr.
Gose as spokesman (Dr. Gose, Dr. G.E. Powell,
Dr. Ross and Dr. Tallman);
h. interview with undergraduate students from the
English Department with Ann Jacobs as
spokesman (Ann Jacobs, Linda Devine,
Kathryn Elliot, Gary Paterson, Jim Sait and
i. interview with graduate students from the
English Department with Paul Trout as
spokesman (Paul Trout, Jack Davison, Peter
Ogbang and Barry Pavitt);
j.   the minutes of the Tenure Committee of the
English Department;
k. the written opinions of two external referees on
the  level  of scholarship demonstrated in Dr.
Powell's variorum text of Robert Browning's
Dramatis Personae;
I.   the written opinions of two external referees on
the level of scholarship demonstrated in Mr.
Mayne's manuscript of his proposed book and
the  degree to  which  this  manuscript  differs
from his M.A. thesis.
The Committee thus was able to explore a wide
range of opinion and data including much that was
not available to other individuals or committees.
A special effort was made to learn of the quality
of teaching and scholarship displayed by each man.
In the case of Mr. Mayne the Committee thought
that, although Mr. Mayne had not yet established
beyond reasonable doubt that he merited the award
of tenure, his teaching and written work suggested
that, if given the chance, he might do so in another
two years.
Charges have been made of irregularities and
short-comings in the composition and procedure of
the Tenure Committee of the Department of English
when dealing with the two cases under review. After
considering the evidence before it, including the
minutes of the Tenure Committee, this Committee
finds no basis for these charges. It endorses the
conclusions of the report of the review committee of
the Dean of Arts which deal with the procedural
aspects of these two cases in detail.
This report is submitted on behalf of the
B.E. Riedel,
UBC students will be busy going to the polls
in October.
At least five new student Senators will have
to be elected sometime in October and a
by-election is planned on Oct. 1 for the
vice-presidential post in the Alma Mater
Two Senators-at-large will be elected by the
entire student body as a result of the
resignation of Peter Ladner and the expiry of
the term of office of William A. Ferguson.
The term of office of Senator-at-large Peter
Brock does not expire until the fall of 1971 and
those of Edward O'Brian, Jim Davies and Ken
Waldman continue until the spring of 1971.
Elections for three of the six Constituency
Senators will also be held in October. Those
whose term of office has expired are Eric
Wood, representing Applied Science;
Dorothy-Jeanne O'Donnell, representing Arts,
and Stan Persky, representing Graduate Studies.
The terms of office of three other
Constituency Senators run until the spring of
1972. They are: Alan Dobrey, representing
Education; Robert W. Jacobs, representing
Commerce and Law and Miss Drina Allen,
representing Science.
The by-election for AMS vice-president is
the result of the unconstitutional election last
spring of Miss Christine Krawszyk to the post.
Following her election it was found that
Miss Krawczyk had not been in attendance at
UBC for a full two years, a requirement for
election to an AMS office.
In March the Students' Council named Miss
Krawczyk acting vice-president until the fall
by-election, when she will be eligible to run for
the post.
Life at UBC Shown
On New TV Series
Television production has been added to th?
operations of UBC's Information Services
The first of a series of weekly, half-hour public
information programs about life at UBC will be seen
Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 10, available to
subscribers to the service offered by Vancouver
The series, entitled UBC Now, will deal with a
wide variety of subjects. The fall season will include
programs on archaeology, Indian education,
architecture, the environment and research and
experimental projects being conducted by UBC's
faculty and staff.
Production of the series has been aided by a grant
from the University's Alumni Association.
Mr. Michael Tindall, who is producing the series
for Information Services, said the object of the
programs is to stimulate public interest in the
University and its work.
Viewers of the series are invited to write to Mr.
Tindall to indicate their interests and preferences in
the content and presentation of the series. Letters
should be sent to Information Services, Main Mall
North Administration Building, UBC, Vancouver 8,
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REPORTS Rep0rts appears on Thursdays
during the University's winter session. J.A.
Banham, Editor. Kim Gravelle, Production
Supervisor. Letters to the Editor should be sent
to Information Services, Main Mall North
Administration Building, UBC, Vancouver 8,
2/UBC   Reports/Sept.   8,   1970 FOOD REPORT ACTED ON DY ORG
Action has been taken this summer on three of
the conclusions reached by an Alma Mater Society
committee set up to examine price increases for
campus food services announced last spring.
Further study of the other conclusions in the
report will be carried out during the 1970-71
The report was prepared by a five-man
committee chaired by Dr. David E. Bond, associate
professor of economics at UBC. Three members of
the committee - Mr. Walter Malkinson, Mr. Sean
McHugh and Mr. John Dunham — were students
and the fifth member was Mr. William Stanbury,
an assistant professor in the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration.
The chief point still at issue is whether the price
increases — which averaged about 20 per cent —
were justified. The increases were approved by the
Board of Governors to cover increased costs of
food, labor and other expenses. A major expense
for Food Services is debt charges and last year
Food Services was unable to meet these charges in
The Bond committee, in a summary of its
findings, concluded that the increases were
"somewhat excessive."
However, in the body of its report the
committee said that, given the conditions under
which Food Services operate, the increase was
A major factor contributing to prices charged in
campus food outlets is the burden of debt that
Food Services is required to carry.
Provincial government policy requires that
Food Services, like all ancillary services, must be
That is, it must pay its own way without
subsidy from the University's general revenues.
This means that Food Sen/ices' prices must be set
sufficiently high to repay any monies it borrows to
establish new food facilities. (The increases applied
only to campus food outlets and not to residence
dining units.)
At the moment, Food Services is repaying a
loan of $1.2 million which was used to install the
cafeteria and kitchen facilities in the Student
Union Building. That loan was financed over a
period of ten years. In 1969-70, Food Sen/ices fell
$70,000 short of meeting its scheduled payments
of $163,000 for principal and interest on the loan.
The Bond committee contends that the present
method of short-term financing is "improper"; Dr.
Bond said in an interview that this "puts an
intolerable burden on Food Services."
His committee argues that such loans should be
amortized, or paid off, over a time span more
nearly equal to the economic life of the facilities
involved. In the case of the SUB food facilities,
this economic life is estimated at 30 years.
The Bond committee believes that stretching
out the repayment period for the SUB food
facilities loan would significantly reduce the
annual payments required and thus could lead to
lower food prices.
The question of repayment of the ten-year loan
will   be  thoroughly  discussed  by  the President's
committee on food services which has been
reconstituted to increase its representation from
the student body and the faculty and to provide
increased expertise in the fields of accounting,
commerce and home economics.
The new chairman of the committee will be Mr.
Byron Hender, a past president of the Alma Mater
Society and former branches director for the UBC
Alumni Association. Mr. Hender has been engaged
as business consultant to the University's Food
Services and Bookstore.
"I am sure that the committee will want to take
a look at this question of debt repayment," Mr.
Hender told UBC Reports, "but I feel it may not
be in our best interests to renegotiate the
agreement at this time. The original loan was
made at a very low rate of interest — 6 per cent —
and if we were to renegotiate it now I am sure we
would have to pay a much higher rate."
Another major conclusion of the Bond
committee was that "the AMS, together with the
University, should sponsor a detailed investigation
of Food Services to determine their relative
efficiency and to also attempt to justify their
existence as a university operation."
The Bond committee says in the body of its
report that it has not examined the efficiency of
the entire food operation or the question of the
justification of the University operating a food
service. The committee said this was beyond its
terms of reference and its competence.
Both of these questions, the report says, "are
worthy of serious investigation by the University
Mr. Hender said that the outgoing Food
Services committee had already agreed in principle
to an efficiency survey and that Dr. Bond has now
been asked to suggest possible consultants.
Student Survey
Mr. Hender said he would also discuss with the
committee the possibility of a survey to determine
what foods students would want to have served in
campus food outlets and what prices they would
consider reasonable.
Of the other conclusions reached by the Bond
committee, here are the three on which action has
already been taken:
- "We believe the accounting methods used by
Food Services are in need of drastic revision, "
Under the accounting practices formerly used
by Food Services, "sales" of food by the Food
Services central kitchen in SUB to the various
campus outlets were reckoned as part of Food
Services total sales. This "double counting"
resulted, according to Dr. Bond, in Food Services
being misled in its considerations of the need for
price increases last spring. (An extraordinarily high
ratio of food costs to total sales was cited as one
of the justifications for the price hike.)
Mr. Hender said that the "double counting" has
now been eliminated from the financial
statements, a move which will give the Food
Services Committee a clearer financial picture for
Increases Not Fully Implemented
Returning students will be relieved to know
that the price increases for campus food outlets
announced last spring have not been implemented
in full.
Food Services have considered the need for
increases on some items and have decided to hold
the line wherever possible for the time being,
according to Byron Hender, business consultant to
Food Services.
The table below shows last year's prices for a
number of items, the price changes approved by
the Board of Governors to take effect May 1,
1970, and the prices now being charged.
Old Price
nnounced Price
Today's Price
Soft Drinks
Egg Sandwich
Ham Sandwich
.65 with Bread
.65 without Bread
and Butter
and Butter
- "We believe the markup on all goods sold,
other than candy and cigarettes, should be
constant and equal."
Mr. Hender said that in the past markups were
not always constant. For example, there has been
some subsidization of nutritious, well-balanced
meals; at least one hot meal each day has been sold
at an artificially low price, subsidized by sales of
other foods at a higher markup. The Bond
committee said this sort of thing exemplified the
"loco parental thinking which we thought had
long disappeared, especially at this campus."
Quit Subsidization
Mr. Hender said this kind of subsidization has
now been abandoned.
Food Services now charges approximately Xh
times the cost of food items which involve little
labor and three times the cost for items where
higher labor costs are involved. This is in line with
the normal markup used in commercial food
Mr. Hender also said that an increase in the
price of coffee from 10 cents to 15 cents was
announced last spring, but was never put into
effect. The price of coffee has been increased only
to 12 cents. He said that this was an example of
Food Services' attempts to make increases in food
prices more accurately reflect the actual increase
in costs.
"We call for the establishment of a
permanent committee consisting of student and
faculty that will, contrary to the existing
committee, discuss substantive issues regarding the
pricing policy followed by Food Services. "
Such a committee, the report says, could act as
a strong voice in supporting the claims for higher
prices when necessary, and would offer some
assurances to the University community that it is
not being exploited, but rather being provided
with a service in the most efficient manner
Mr. Hender said members who had been asked
to serve on the President's Food Services
Committee include four students (Mr. Stuart
Bruce, AMS treasurer; Mr. Walter Malkinson, Mr.
Roy K. MacMillan and Mr. John Wilson of the
AMS); four faculty members (Dr. John Collins,
environmental psychologist; Dr.Stan Oberg,
Commerce; Mr.William Stanbury, Commerce; and
Mrs. E.R. Vaines, Home Economics); Mr. Hender
as chairman, and Miss Ruth Blair, head of Food
Services, and Mr. H.M. Craven of the University's
finance department as ex-officio members.
The committee has terms of reference covering
three areas:
1. formulating recommendations on day-to-day
policy for the operation and management of
campus food services, including price setting;
2. reviewing long-range development plans and
recommendations for changes and expansion of
food facilities;
3. making recommendations for the headship of
Food Services should the position become vacant.
An additional conclusion of the Bond
committee was:
"We believe the efficiency of Food Services
would be greatly increased if all candy and
tobacco products were sold via vending machines."
Mr. Hender said that candy and tobacco
products are already sold via vending machines in
all campus outlets except the Bus Stop. He said
that Food Services plans to continue selling candy
and tobacco items over the counter at the Bus
Stop as a service to those customers who want
special brands of cigarettes or pipe tobacco for
which volume of demand is too low to permit
machine vending.
A further conclusion of the Bond committee
was that Food Services should use some adequate
planning in determing which food outlets should
remain open.
Mr. Hender said that such decisions fall within
the terms of reference of the reconstituted Food
Services Committee, which will meet in
UBC   Reports/Sept.   8,   1970/3 Board Names New Dean of Arts
UBC's Board of Governors has approved a
recommendation confirming Dr. Douglas T. Kenny as
dean of the Faculty of Arts.
The recommendation confirming Dean Kenny,
who has been acting dean of the Faculty since July 1,
1969, was made by a nine-man committee.
The structure of the committee was recommended
by the arts faculty and consisted of three persons
appointed by President Walter H. Gage and six
persons elected by the Faculty of Arts.
The committee's chairman was Dr. John K. Stager,
assistant dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and
one of the six elected members.
The Arts Undergraduate Society was asked by the
committee to submit the names, if it desired, of
candidates for consideration.
Dean Kenny, 47, is a Victoria-born psychologist
who    attended    Victoria    College,    UBC's    former
affiliate, and UBC. He holds the degrees of bachelor
and master of arts from UBC and doctor of
philosophy from the University of Washington.
Dean Kenny has been a member of the UBC
faculty since 1950 and was named head of the
psychology department at UBC in 1965. He resigned
as head in 1969 to become associate dean of arts.
Dr. Kenny became acting dean following the
appointment of the then dean of arts, Prof. John
Young, as chairman of the federal government's
Prices and Incomes Commission in Ottawa. Prof.
Young resigned as dean in April of this year to
continue his assignment in Ottawa for an additional
Dean Kenny has been deeply involved in
University affairs since he became a member of the
UBC faculty. He has been an active member of the
UBC Faculty Association and served on the executive
of that organization from 1959 to 1962 as secretary,
vice-president and president.
He has also participated in the work of a large
number of key University and Senate committees,
and was chairman of a 1968 Senate committee which
resulted in the approval of a spectator's gallery of 30
persons at monthly Senate meetings.
He has also been active professionally as a member
of the B.C. Psychological Association, which he
served as president in 1951-52, and as a member of
both the Canadian and American Psychological
He was the recipient, while a full-time teacher and
researcher, of research grants from the National
Research Council, the Canada Council and the
President's Research Fund at UBC.
Engineer Head
Prof. Samuel L. Lipson, a member of the UBC
faculty since 1946, has been named head of the
Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of
Applied Science.
Prof. Lipson's appointment and that of Prof. John
A. Keats of the University of Newcastle in Australia
4/UBC   Reports/Sept.   8,   1970
as head of UBC's Department of Psychology in the
Faculty of Arts were approved by UBC's Board of
Governors in June.
Prof. Lipson, 57, succeeds Dean Liam Finn as head
of the civil engineering department. Dean Finn
resigned as head of the department to accept the post
of dean of the Faculty of Applied Science on Feb. 1
this year.
Born in Russia, Prof. Lipson entered UBC in 1930
and graduated with the degree of bachelor of applied
science in  1936. The following year he was awarded
For The
A three-week Orientation Program for new and
continuing students at UBC will include something
for the mind in addition to the usual social events.
Two series of noon-hour lectures on the themes of
"The University" and "Canada" are planned for the
Program, which began Sept. 8 and continues until
early October.
For the second consecutive year students will also
take part in a national, one-day event called
"Shinerama," a shoe-shining blitz to raise funds for
research on cystic fibrosis, a serious childhood disease
of genetic origin. More than 60 Canadian universities
and colleges hope to raise $200,000 during the
Shinerama campaign on Sept. 18.
The first series of Orientation Program lectures, on
the theme of "The University," is planned for Sept.
14-18 on such topics as the future of student politics,
students on committees and student unions.
The Orientation Program has chiefly been arranged
by a student committee chaired by engineering
student Lou Duarte.
Following is a list of Orientation Program events
for the period Sept. 8-18. Coming events will be listed
in next week's issue of UBC Reports.
SEPTEMBER 8, 9, 10
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Informal talk sessions in the
Student Union Building ballroom sponsored by the
Dean of Women's office. New and continuing women
students will be able to speak informally with senior
women students about academic programs and other
University activities.
9 p.m. — 1 a.m. — Dancing in SUB Ballroom.
12:30 p.m. — First of a series of Orientation
Program lectures in the SUB Ballroom. First lecture is
entitled "Analysis of the University," by Mr.
Mordecai Briemberg, former head of the Political
Science, Sociology and Anthropology Department,
Simon Fraser University.
12:30 p.m. — Discussion of "The Future of
Student Politics," in SUB Ballroom. Speakers: Mr.
Dick Betts, former president, Arts Undergraduate
Society, and Mr. John Zaozirny, AMS External
Affairs Officer.
12:30 p.m.  —  Discussion  of "Student  Roles on
Committees."   Speakers:   Mr.   Mordecai   Briemberg,
Prof.     Malcolm     McGregor,     head,    UBC    Classics
Department, and one other. SUB Ballroom.
12:30 p.m. — Discussion of "Student Unions,"
SUB Ballroom. Speakers are Mr. Everet Hoogers and
Mr. David Mole, both members of the executive of
the Graduate Students' Association. There will also
be a concert on the SUB plaza at the same time.
All day — "Shinerama" in aid of the National
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
12:30 p.m. — Discussion of "De-Canadianization"
of Canadian universities. Speakers: Mr. Robin
Mathews and Dr. James Steele, both of Carlton
University, Ottawa; Mr. Art Smolensky, former
president, Graduate Students' Association; Prof. Cyril
Belshaw, head, UBC Department of Anthropology
and Sociology, and Prof. William Webber, UBC
Faculty of Medicine and former president of the UBC
Faculty Association.
the degree of master of science in civil engineering at
California Institute of Technology.
From 1937 until 1946, when he joined the UBC
faculty, Prof. Lipson was employed as a structural
designer for various engineering consulting firms in
the Los Angeles area.
In his research Prof. Lipson is concerned with the
application of computer techniques in determining
optimum structural design.
Prof. Keats, 49, the new head of UBC's
psychology department, succeeds Prof. Douglas
Kenny, who is currently acting dean of arts at UBC.
Prof. Keats is currently head of the psychology
department at the University of Newcastle in New
South Wales, Australia, and was dean of the Faculty
of Arts at that university in 1967 and 1968.
Dr. Keats is regarded as the most distinguished
professor in Australia in the field of psychometrics,
the application of statistics to psychology. He will
join the UBC faculty on Jan. 1, 1971, at the
conclusion of the Australian academic year.
The University of B.C.'s Board of Governors
approved the appointments of a new director for the
School of Librarianship and a new head for the
Department of Fine Arts in May.
The appointments of Prof. Roy Stokes, 54, as
director of the School of Librarianship and Prof.
George Knox, 48, as head of the Department of Fine
Arts were effective July 1.
Prof. Stokes is the former head of the School of
Librarianship at Loughborough College of
Technology in England and an internationally
recognized leader in library education. He succeeds
Prof. Samuel Rothstein, who founded UBC's School
of Librarianship in 1961, and who plans to remain a
member of the staff of the School to devote more
time to teaching and research.
Prof. Stokes holds the degree of master of arts
from Nottingham University and is currently engaged
in studies at that University leading to the degree of
doctor of philosophy. He is a widely known author
and has written many scholarly articles and books in
the field of bibliography, his research speciality.
Prof. Knox, in the past year an associate professor
of art history at Queen's University in Kingston,
Ontario, is a native of England and a graduate of the
Courtauld Institute of Art at London University,
where he received the degrees of master of arts and
doctor of philosophy.
He has taught at the Slade School of Fine Art at
London University and at Durham University and the
Portsmouth College of Art. Prof. Knox's research has
centered around the Tiepolo family, one of the most
famous in art history, which lived in Venice during
the 18th century.
Prof. Knox succeeds Prof. B.C. Binning, one of
Canada's best known painters, as head of the UBC
fine arts department. Prof. Binning will continue to
be a member of the UBC department.
Prof. Knox said he was excited at the prospect of
coming to UBC. "The department which Prof.
Binning firmly established already has an important
and varied program in art history," he said, "and to
this in 1970 will be added the studio program leading
to the degree of bachelor of fine arts."
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restrict enrolment of students entering the first year
for the first time to 3,400. Last year UBC admitted
3,700 students in this category.
UBC is also applying existing regulations to cut
down the admission of students from outside B.C.
and is being more rigorous in its deadlines for
applying for admission.
Enrolment predictions for UBC's three largest
faculties show that two of them — Education and
Science — will experience declines in enrolment,
while the Faculty of Arts will show an overall
increase of only 1.2 per cent.
The decreases in enrolment in Education and
Science will be confined to the undergraduate level
and both faculties expect an increase in graduate
students. Undergraduate enrolment in the bachelor of
arts program is predicted to increase only 0.8 per cent
but enrolment at the graduate level is expected to
increase by six per cent.


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