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Volume 5, No. 3
July, 1959
UBC's NEW MEDICAL CENTER will be constructed adjacent to the Wesbrook
building which is shown at upper right of artist's sketch above. Wing at south end
of the Wesbrook building will accommodate the faculty of pharmacy. The three
units of the medical center are shown grouped around a fourth building to be constructed in the future. Three-storey unit at extreme left will house the department
of anatomy and the Cancer Research Institute. Four-storey unit on opposite side of
the projected building will house the departments of pharmacology, pathology and
neurological research. The third unit will house physiology and biochemistry. Construction of the new $2,800,000 center will begin October 1 and construction will be
completed in September,  1961.
Applied Science Head
Comes from Australia
Professor David M. Myers, head
of the department of electrical
engineering at the University of
Sydney in Sydney, Australia, has
been appointed dean of the faculty
of applied science at UBC, President N. A. M. MacKenzie has
President MacKenzie said Prof.
Myers would take up his duties
on January 1, 1960. He succeeds
Dr. Henry C Gunning, who resigned as head of the UBC faculty
last year to become a consulting
geologist for the Anglo-American
Corporation in Africa.
Prof. Myers has been P. N. Russell professor of electrical engineering at the University of Sydney since 1949 and was elected
dean of the faculty of engineering there in 1955.
He resigned as dean of the
faculty recently to devote more
time to his own department owing
to an increase in the number of
students, both undergraduate
and postgraduate, in electrical
engineering and to plan additional facilities for teaching and
Prof. Myers' research interest
is in the field of mathematical
computing and its application to
engineering problems.
He has been responsible for the
development of computing devices for solving differential
equations and since joining the
University of Sydney he has
headed a team of scientists de
veloping   digital   and   electronic
This research has culminated
in the development of a transistorized, general purpose computer
at present undergoing performance tests in Australia.
Born in Australia in 1911, Prof.
Myers obtained his bachelor of
science degree with first class
honours in mathematics from the
University of Sydney in 1931. Two
years later he received his bachelor of engineering degree from
the same institution, graduating
with first class honours and winning the University medal in
electrical engineering.
In 1938 he was awarded the
degree  of  doctor  of  science  in
.   .   heads   engineering
engineering for contributions to
the science of computing.
From 1933 to 1936 Prof. Myers
did post-graduate work in Manchester, England, and at Oxford
University. In 1939, at the age of
28, he undertook the establishment of the electrotechnology
division of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in
At the same time he was appointed head of the division, one
of the three components of the
Australian National Standards
During the war this division
developed and designed automatic equipment for control of gunfire associated with radar observations, developed protective methods against magnetic mines and
torpedoes, and investigated the
suitability of electrical equipment
for use in tropical areas.
Prof. Myers headed the electrotechnology division until 1949
when he joined the University
of Sydney. He was president of
the Australian Institution of Engineers in 1958 and holds membership in numerous professional
He has travelled extensively in
Great Britain, Canada and the
United States on behalf of the
government of Australia and the
University of Sydney investigating radio transmission techniques,
computing, and nuclear research.
Campus Construction
Over $15 Million Mark
Construction of a medical sciences center, to cost almost
$2,800,000, will begin at UBC on October 1, President N. A.
M. MacKenzie has announced.
Dr. MacKenzie also announced that UBC's fine arts
center, now in the planning stage, will cost $1,500,000 and
will be constructed at the north end of the main UBC parking lot opposite the new faculty club. The building will
house the schools of music and architecture, an art gallery,
a museum and a small theatre.
A third construction project announced by the president
is a multi-purpose classroom building adjacent to. the Buchanan building. Construction of this unit, which will include
accommodation for the faculty of commerce and business
administration, will begin in September. Cost will be
Development1 Fund Almost $9 Million
These three projects will push the value of UBC construction projects either completed, under construction or in
planning to more than $15,000,000. The building program,
which began in 1956, is being financed by grants from the
provincial government and the Canada Council and the
UBC Development Fund, which now stands at $8,941,295.
The new medical sciences center, which will be located
on University boulevard opposite the War Memorial gymnasium, will have four units, three to be built immediately
and one at a later date.
When the center is completed in Septerriber, 1961, UBC's
medical faculty will move out of its present accommodation
in wooden huts constructed when the school was established
in 1950.
The largest unit of the center, a four storey building, will
house the departments of pharmacology, pathology and
neurological research. The Kinsmen-sponsored B.C. Child
Care and Polio Fund contributed $75,000 to the UBC Development Fund to provide accommodation for neurological
Cancer Society Donates $609,000
The other two units, both three storey buildings, will
house the departments of physiology, biochemistry and
anatomy and the Cancer Research Institute.
A total of $609,000 has been provided by the B.C. division
of the Canadian Cancer Society for the Cancer Research
Institute. The total is made up of a gift of $450,000, a second
gift of $125,000 for the purchase of special equipment and
$34,000 for the purchase of an electron microscope which is
already in operation at UBC.
The biomedical library, the medical school administration offices and a student lounge will be located in the three
storey blocks.
Eventually a fourth unit will be added to accommodate
the biomedical library, lecture theatres, administration offices
and the student lounge.
Cost of buildings already completed under the development plan total $3,440,706. They are the Buchanan building
($2,000,000), International House ($229,873), Faculty Club
and University Social Centre ($750,000), and one unit of
the residence development ($460,833).
Five Projects Under Construction
Construction of International House was made possible
by a gift of $150,000 from the Rotary Club of Vancouver.
The Faculty Club, which opened June 15, was the gift of Mr.
and Mrs. Leon Koerner. Substantial Canada Council grants
aided construction of the residences and the Buchanan building.
Presently under construction are five projects with a
total value of $4,752,156. These are: two additional residence
units costing $781,460, a central dining block to serve the
residences ($926,064), and additions to the chemistry and biological sciences buildings totalling $3,041,682.
Contracts for three additional projects, with a total value
of $4,000,000, will be awarded shortly. They are the south
wing to the library ($1,500,000), pharmacy building, ($500,-
000), and the medical center.
Employment opportunities for UBC's 1959 graduating
class have showed a noticeable increase over last year,
according to officials.
But summer employment still remains a problem, according to John F. McLean, director of personnel services.
He appealed to employers anywhere in the province to
contact UBC's employment bureau if they have jobs
Between 80 and 90 per cent of the 1959 graduating
class of more than 1000 students have already found
employment, according to Mr. McLean. He described the
graduate employment situation as "quite good, certainly
much better than last year." U.B.C. REPORTS
July, 1959
VOLUME 5, No. 3 VANCOUVER  8,   B.C.
JULY, 1959
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.
Two New Magazines
(Two new publications, both edited by members of
UBC's English department, will make their appearance
in September. We have asked the editors of these
journals to explain the metamorphosis and purposes o.i
their respective magazines.   Their articles follow, i
Editor. Canadian Literature
The idea of publishing some kind of
review of Canadian studies had been circulating for some time at the University
of British Columbia when, in 1958, a
group including Roy Daniells and Stanley
Read of the English department and Neal
Harlow and Inglis Bell of the University
Library narrowed down this rather general idea to the specific proposal of a
journal for the criticism and reviewing of
the literature of Canada, a journal which
would fulfil more or less the same function
as Canadian Art for the visual arts.
I was a late comer to the proposal; I
had been studying in France during the
year 1957-8 and did not return until
August, 1958, when I was approached with
the suggestion that I might become editor
of such a magazine.
I accepted, since it fitted in with my
own view, already expressed in the
Autumn, 1955, issue of the Dalhousie Review, that the cultivation of adequate
standards of criticism was particularly important in Canada today.
Subsequently the Koerner Foundation
made a grant towards the foundation of
the review, the University of British Columbia agreed to sponsor it as an official
publication, Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review was adopted
as the title, and early this spring the process of collecting material for a fall opening issue was set into motion.
The first task of the review will be to
keep its readers informed on what is happening from year to year and season to
season in the Canadian literary world.
For this purpose, we shall be printing in
each issue a very full review section,
which will aim to notice in some way
every book of literary interest writfen by
a Canadian or about Canada, and, in addition, in the first number each year, there
will appear an exhaustive bibliography
covering such books, whether written in
English or French, and also listing important literary articles that appear in Canadian periodicals or, if they have reference
to Canadian writing, abroad.
The survey of the current literary scene
will be extended in the quarterly editorial
articles into matters of general interest
to writers and readers; there will also be
a section devoted to comment and controversy on literary events and issues.
Finally, the larger part of each issue
will be devoted to critical essays on writers and writing. Many of these will deal.
like the review and bibliography section,
with the present, and will discuss the
work of new writers as soon as they appear to merit extensive study.
Other essays will be re-assessments of
past writers—both the famous and the
unjustly neglected—and literary movements. In studies of this kind Canadian
Literature will endeavour not merely to
survey, but also to re-assess past writing-
in this country by encouraging fresh and
controversial approaches to established
One of the points of view which I feel
is essential in any well-balanced critical
magazine is that of the writer. Why does
he write as he does? What does he think
of his own works? What does he think of
literature in general? These are questions
no critic can really answer for the creative writer, yet they are essential for a
complete understanding of literature. And
for this reason I have already begun to
invite Canadian novelists, poets and dramatists to state their opinions about writing in the columns of Canadian Literature.
Again, while we are on the question of
multiple points of view, there has certainly been too much of a tendency in Canada
west of Montreal to think of Canadian literature as being merely writings published
in English. It is still difficult to obtain
French Canadian books in Vancouver, and
we all know lamentably little of writing
in Quebec.
Canadian Literature will do its best to
keep its readers informed of what is happening in the French Canadian literary
world, and it will be bilingual to the extent
that articles received from writers whose
language is French will be published in the
original. !
Finally, as another means of obtaining'
the multiple point of view and of dissolv-j
ing   the   "double   standard"   of   criticism1
which has sometimes in the past distorted;
our view of Canadian books and writers, I i
intend now and then to invite critics in
England, France and the United States to
review Canadian books or to discuss Canadian authors.
Editor, Prism
There are many who scoff at the idea
of Canadian "culture" and many who feel
that the Canadian writer is a pretty poor
imitation, when he can be found, of the
real thing.
But there is also a group in Vancouver,
comprising housewives, a lawyer, CBC
personnel, schoolteachers, and UBC faculty members who think otherwise. Since
September, 1958, this group has been acting as obstetrician at the long-overdue
birth of a literary quarterly for Western
Canada. The infant, already christened
Prism, conceived in January, 1956, is expected to arrive, loudly and lustily, on September 15. 1959, and will be a welcome addition to the growing family of the arts in
Western Canada, characterized like its
predecessors (the Klanak Press publications, the Vancouver Festival, the numerous art shows and concerts emphasizing
Canadian talents) by the creative vigor of
Western Canada.
The new quarterly will be the only one
of its kind in the west, and will publish
only imaginative as opposed to critical
writing—fiction, drama, poetry, familiar
essays. The editorial intention is to emphasize the writing of B.C. and the other
western provinces; secondly, the work of
writers from other parts of Canada; and
thirdly, that coming from other English-
speaking countries.
It is many years since Western Canada
has had a "little mag." Yet Vancouver
itself and the Western provinces as a
whole are home for many talented writers
who must, at present, find an audience
elsewhere. Prism hopes to fill this shameful gap, and will, by its policies, introduce
to its subscribers writers of whom they
will be proud. On the other hand, Prism
has no intention of becoming narrowly
provincial in scope or attitude. It will
present material that is good writing,
without particular regard for its place of
origin, and will provide contents that will
cater to no single criterion of taste, but
rather with a view of being stimulating,
controversial, and provocative.
Magazines described in the articles
above are available at the rate of $3
per year.
To subscribe to Prism write to the
editor, Jan de Bruyn, 3492 West 35th
Avenue, Vancouver 13, B.C.
Subscriptions to Canadian Literature
may be obtained by writing to the magazine's business manager, Mr. I.. Bell,
c./o the UBC Library, Vancouver 8, B.C.
The University campus will be one of the most
exciting places in Vancouver this summer. The calendar below gives the dates and locations of most of the
events which will take place in the coming months.
Further information can be obtained by writing or
telephoning to the University extension department.
Tickets may be reserved by asking for University local
• Art Gallery, U.B.C. library: "7 B.C. painters"
(Herbert Gilbert, Don Jarvis, Takao Tanabe, Peter
Aspell, John Korner, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith),
June 29-August 14. The gallery is open Monday through
Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays,
from  7  to  9 p.m.  also.
Museum of Anthropology, U.B.C. library: Japanese exhibit, June 29 to August 11, followed by a photographic exhibit, "Men of one mind," showing the basic
similarities of humankind.
2    Fine Arts lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
Festival preview — Lister Sinclair  interviews
guest artists  and  visiting  lecturers.   Buchanan
106, 12:30 p.m.
Public   affairs   lecture   series.   Buchanan   106,
8 p.m.
Festival preview—Lister Sinclair . . . Buchanan
106, 12:30 p.m.
Fine Arts lecture series. Jean Erdman's lecture
demonstration. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
Festival preview—Lister Sinclair . . . Buchanan
106, 12:30 p.m.
Public affairs lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8
Festival preview—Lister Sinclair . . ."Buchanan
106, 12:30 p.m.
CBC chamber orchestra, Milton Katims conducting. Brock Hall, 6-7 p.m. Admission free.
Fine Arts lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
Festival preview—Lister Sinclair . . . Buchanan
106,  12:30 p.m.
Public affairs lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8
Festival preview—Lister Sinclair . . . Buchanan
106, 12:30 p.m.
CBC chamber orchestra, Milton Katims conducting. Brock hall, 6-7 p.m. Admission free.
Fine Arts lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
Dance recital—Jean Erdman's students. Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
Public  affairs lecture  series.   Buchanan  106,  8
Evening of opera excerpts and concert literature
by students of.George Schick.   Auditorium, 8:30
CBC  chamber orchestra, Oivin Fjeldstad conducting. Brock Hall, 6-7 p.m. Admission free.
Fine Arts lecture series.   Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
4    Public affairs lecture series.    Buchanan 106, 8
4-5-6-7-8 Dramatic production, directed by Donald
Soule. Frederic Wood theatre, 8:30 p.m.
6 CBC chamber orchestra, Robert Craft conducting. Brock Hall, 6-7 p.m. Admission free.
Children's Theatre, "Moon Magic", by Brian
Way, directed by Sydney Risk. Frederic Wood
theatre, 2:30 p.m.
Students' exhibition of painting and sculpture.
Arts and Crafts centre, Youth Training Camp
(top of Acadia road), 2-10 p.m.
10-11-12-13-14-15 Children's theatre. "Moon Magic".
Frederic Wood theatre, 2:30 p.m.
11-12-13-14-15 "Caucasian Chalk Circle", by Bertolt
Brecht, directed by Robert Loper and starring
Leo Ciceri. Audtiorium, 8:30 p.m.
13 CBC chamber orchestra, Robert Craft conducting. Brock Hall, 6-7 p.m. Admission free.
Montreal Bach choir, George Little conducting.
UBC open air concert (Vancouver Festival production. Consult them for confirmation). 8 p.m.
20-21-22 Opera production. "II Tabarro" (The Cloak);
by Puccini and "Le Cambiale di Matrimonio"
(The Mail-Order Bride), by Rossini. Musical
director, George Schick; stage director, Robert
Gill; assistant conductor, John Coveart. Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
Note: Among the six lecturers in the Fine Arts
series will be Jacques de Tonnancour, on the abstract
and the representative, "Two halves of the whole,"
Donald Oenslager, "Modern trends in stage design,"
and Alfred Neumeyer, "Cezanne as a draughtsman."
For further information on Vancouver Festival
events, write or telephone to the Vancouver Festival
Society, Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver 1, B.C.
6- 7
7- 8
14 July, 1959
HER MAJESTY Queen Elizabeth II and Prince
Philip will dine at UBC's new Faculty Club on
July 15. The building, which officially opened
June 15, was made possible by a generous dona
tion of $600,000 to the UBC Development Fund
by Mr. and Mrs. Leon Koerner. The Queen and
her husband will arrive at the Club at 5:15 p.m.,
travelling via Tenth avenue and University boule
vard. She will rest until 7 p.m. when dinner
begins and depart at 8:05 p.m. for a Theatre
Under the Stars performance in Stanley Park.
Party leaves via University boulevard.
Mark Collins Elected
President by Graduates
Mark Collins, B.A. '34, B.Com.'34, was elected president
of the UBC Alumni Association at the Association's annual
general meeting in Brock hall during April.
Nearly   200   graduates   and*
and   Mrs.   Alex.   W.   Fisher,  B.A.
friends of the University attended the dinner meeting. Special
displays, illustrating the theme
"Alumni we have known," were
arranged by a committee headed
by Walter Scott, former architecture representative on the Alumni   board   of  management.
Other alumni elected to the
executive committee of the board
of management are: J. N. Hy-
land, B.Com.'34, past president;
D. F. Miller, B.Com.'47, Dr. W.
C.   Gibson,   B.A.'33,   M.D.,   Ph.D.,
Dr.A.D. McKenzie
Named Head of
Surgery Dept.
Dr. John F. McCreary, dean of
UBC's faculty of medicine, has
announced the appointment of
Dr. Allan D. McKenzie as head
of  the  department  of surgery.
Dr. McKenzie, a member of
the UBC faculty since 1952, succeeds Dr. H. Rocke Robertson
who has resigned to become head
of   the   surgery   department   at
McGill   University.
Dr. McKenzie, 42. was born in
Kelowna and attended UBC in
1936 and 1937 before going to the
University of Alberta where he
received his medical degree in
In Alberta he was Moshier gold
medallist of the 1942 graduating
During World War II he.served
overseas as a regimental medical
officer and in 1945 was attached
to a mobile neurosurgical unit.
He was decorated with the Military Cross for his wartime service.
In 1951 Dr. McKenzie received
his diploma in surgery from McGill University. In the period
1946 to 1951 he trained at hospitals in Montreal and New York.
After receiving his surgery diploma Dr. McKenzie was resident
surgeon at Royal Victoria hospital in Montreal until he joined
the UBC faculty.
In 1952 he was named a fellow
of the Royal College of Surgeons
and received the diploma of the
American College of Surgeons.
The following year he became a
fellow of the American College
of Surgeons.
Dr. McKenzie is the author of
several papers on surgery and a
member of numerous professional organizations.
'31, vice-presidents; Donald B.
Fields, B.Com.'43, treasurer, and
Miss Rika Wright, B.A.'33, Dr.
Russell Palmer, B.A.'26, M.D.,
CM., and the Hon. James Sinclair, B.A.Sc'28, members at
Degree representatives who
will sit on the board of management are: agriculture—Dr. N. S.
Wright, B.S.A/44, M.S.A.'46; applied science — E. D. Sutcliffe.
B.A.Sc'43; architecture — J. Y.
Johnstone, B.Arch.'52; arts and
science—Mrs. A. F. McKay, B.A.
'33; commerce — E. H. Gennis,
B.Com.'48; education — John L.
Prior, B.A.'35; forestry —K. F.
Harris, B.Com.'47, B.S.F.'48; home
economics—Miss Anne Howorth,
Law—Ivan R. Feltham, B.A.'53,
LL.B/54, B.C.L.; medicine —Dr.
J. M. Fredrickson, B.A.'53, M.D.
'57; nursing—Miss M. Leighton,
B.A.Sc; pharmacy—D. B. Franklin, B.S.P.'52; physical education
—R. S. Glover, B.P.E.'50; and social work—Harry L. Penny, B.A.
'56,   B,S.W:56,   M.S.W.'57.
Completing the board of management will be three additional
members at large whose terms
expire in 1960. They are: H. J.
Franklin, B.A.'48; T. D. Nicholls,
B.Com.'55, LL.B.'56, and Mrs. L.
H. Leeson, B.A.'23.
A highlight of the annual meeting was the introduction and
approval of an extraordinary motion providing for the establishment of a new class of membership in the Association.
Persons "other than graduates
or former students, who have
demonstrated an active interest
in the objectives of the Association," may now be admitted as
"community members" as a result  of this resolution.
Later in the evening the incoming president, Mark Collins,
declared Mr. Barry Mather, one
of the guest speakers, the first
community member of the Association in recognition of his services  to the  University.
Other features of the evening
were the annual reports of retiring president Norman Hyland
and acting director JoHn Haar.
Presentations were made to Dean
Dorothy Mawdsley, retiring dean
of women, Miss Marjorie Leem-
ing. retiring assistant dean of
women, and Col. Harry T. Logan,
retiring editor of the U.B.C.
Alumni Chronicle.
PROFESSOR Albert Lepawsky, above, from the
University of California, has
been appointed director of
the regional training centre
for United Nations fellows
established at UBC on June
1. First fellow assigned to
the centre, a Burmese government official who will
study land management
schemes, has arrived at the
centre and is currently
working out his training
Team To Study
Canadian   Glacier
A UBC scientist will lead an
international team of geophysi-
cists on a study of the Athabaska
glacier on the B.C.-Alberta border this summer.
The National Research Council
has contributed a total of $16,500
toward the cost of the expedition,
which is sponsored jointly by UBC
and the University of Alberta.
The team will be using equipment purchased with previous
NRC grants.
Leading the expedition will be
J. S. Stacey, a graduate student
in geophysics and a former member of the UBC faculty. Other
UBC faculty members on the expedition will be J. A. Savage of
the department of physics, and
Prof. W. H. Mathews of the department of geology.
Other members of the expedition will be G. D. Garland, professor of geophysics at the University of Alberta and J. R. Wait,
of the National Bureau of Standards, Boulder, Colorado. Balance
of the expedition will be made
up of Canadian and American
The scientists will study the
movement of the glacier, the rate
at which it is receding and its
effect on the weather. They will
also undertake deep drilling,
gravity and magnetic studies as
well as depth determination by
electromagnetic studies.
Canada Council Makes
Special $8000 Grant
department, has received a special senior invitation Canada
Council award of $8000 for overseas study. He will leave later
this year for England and Italy to carry out further studies of
Baroque literature.
Prof. Daniells is one of four persons invited by the Council to
apply for the awards which were granted for the first time this year.
DR. A. D. SCOTT, associate professor in the department of economics and political science, has been granted a year's leave of
absence to work on the economic theory of capital at Cambridge.
Three UBC chemical engineering faculty members were named
fellows of the Chemical Institute of Canada at the 42nd Annual
Conference held in Halifax in May. They are DR. S. D. CAVERS,
who was also elected chairman of the Vancouver Section C.I.C.
for 1959-60; DR. G. G. S. DUTTON, retiring chairman, and DR. R.
PROFESSOR L. W. SHEMILT, of the chemical engineering department, is one of six Canadian delegates to the twentieth conference and seventeenth congress of the International Union of Pure
and Applied Chemistry which will meet in Munich, Germany, Aug.
26 to Sept. 6. He will also attend the thermodynamics symposium in
Wattens, Austria, Aug. 20-25.
Accompanied by his family he will be visiting professor in the
department of engineering at University College, University of
London, for the coming academic year. While overseas, Dr. Shemilt
will spend some time at the Technical University in Delft, Holland,
and will visit chemical and engineering laboratories in Britain,
France, Germany and the Netherlands.
DR. HAROLD E. TAYLOR, head of the department of pathology,
was elected an executive council member at the 48th annual meeting of the International Academy of Pathology held in Boston in
conjunction with the 56th annual meeting of the American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists. Other UBC pathologists attending were DR. W. E. SHEPHERD, National Research Fellow,
and   DR. WILLIAM   LEACH, clinical assistant professor.
* :ii *
J. CALDER PEEPS, associate professor in the school of architecture, was Canadian representative to the committee for the advancement of architectural education of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in New Orleans recently.
Elected a member of the executive and of the examining board
of the Architectural Institute of B.C., Vancouver chapter, Mr. Peeps
has also been appointed associate editor of The Canadian Architect.
While in the east, he delivered an address at the 30th annual assembly of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in Windsor,
Four faculty members have been granted leave of absence for
one year starting July 1. PROFESSOR H. B. HAWTHORNE, head
of the department of anthropology, and Mrs. Hawthorne will travel
in the eastern United States and Europe where they will do work
at universities and museums.
DR. G. R. TOUGAS, associate professor in Romance studies,
will spend the year in Geneva, Switzerland, where he will work on
contemporary Swiss literature in French and interview 'better known
writers in that country
MISS MURIEL CUNLIFFE, assistant professor in the school
of social work, will go to London, Eng. to conduct a review of the
services of the Family Welfare Association there and to study the
administrative organization of that agency.
* * *
WILLIAM A. WOLFE, associate professor in mechanical engineering, will spend the year at Chalk River in the research and
development branch of Atomic Energy of Canada. U.B.C. REPORTS
July, 1959
Music Degree Program
To Begin in September
The University's Senate has approved a new program
leading to the degree of bachelor of music, President N. A. M.
MacKenzie announced recently.
 : ®   The program, which begins in
Jk A      •      „^^|_ I September, also provides for an
in School of
UBC's Senate has approved a
major change in the program
leading to the degree of bachelor
of architecture, President N. A.
M. MacKenzie announced recently.
In future architecture students
will study for a minimum of
three years in the faculty of
arts and science followed by
.three years in the school of
architecture. At present students take one year in arts and
science followed by five years in
Professor Frederick Lasserre,
director of the architecture
6chool, said the change in the
undergraduate program was the
result of discussions which have
been going on for two years.
' "We believe that a higher
standard of general education
and a higher degree of maturity
should be achieved before the
student enters his specialized
professional training," he said.
Under present conditions it is
difficult for a student who feels
dissatisfaction with his course
to switch to another field, Prof.
Xiasserre said. "The new proposal makes it possible for the
student to postpone the final decision until he has matured in
the University for three years,"
he added.
"We also feel that under the
present curriculum confusion
arises from too many different
kinds of courses being taught
In the same year," he declared.
Tine new curriculum will increase the academic vitality of
the school and allow the student
to take a more active part in
student activities than is the case
at present, he said,
Prof. Lasserre said that under
the new program students would
be required to take additional
prerequisites before entry into
the architecture school. Once enrolled in the school courses will
be primarily professional in
The new program will become
effective immediately but the old
program will be continued to
its conclusion for those currently
enrolled and for those who plan
entry into the school in the 1959-
60 term.
Prof. Lasserre said that many
students enrolling under the new
program would be inclined to
obtain their bachelor of arts or
science degree before entering
the school.
honours course in music for the
bachelor of arts degree and a
major in music for the bachelor
of education degree.
Four full-time teachers and
one part-time teacher will be
added to the staff of the music
department to teach the new
program. More than 50 new
courses will be added to the
music curriculum over the next
four years.
The department will also organize a symphony and chamber
orchestra, a concert band, string,
woodwind, brass and piano ensembles for regular free public
Professor G. Welton Marquis,
head of the music department,
said the UBC choir would give
public performances of the highest type of choral work and within two years the school will begin to stage opera performances.
Prof. Marquis also announced
that a "Collegium Musicum" will
be established this year. This
will be a faculty-student group
for performing music not ordinarily heard in the concert hall.
The bachelor of music degree
will be offered with majors in
the following fields: general
music, music history and literature, composition, orchestral instruments and voice (opera or
song concentration). A major in
piano will be offered in 1960.
The music department will be
a part of the new $1,500,000 fine
arts center now being planned
by UBC's architects. The music
building will contain a large rehearsal hall, numerous practise
and teaching classrooms and
teaching studios.
Joining the music department
staff in September as assistant
professors will be two teachers
from the University of North
Carolina. They are: Dr. Robert
Morris who will be in charge of
the voice and choral program,
and Hans-Karl Piltz, who will
direct the university orchestra
and teach the viola. Both will
teach music history.
Also joining the department
as an assistant professor will be
Dr. Allen Clingman, consulting
teacher and supervisor of elementary music for public schools
in Des Moines, Iowa.
Fourth full-time teacher will
be Cortland Hultberg. a recent
graduate of the University of
Arizona, who will teach first year
harmony and counterpoint.
Joining th« staff as a part-time
instructor will be Ernst Fried-
lander, principal cellist of the
Vancouver symphony orchestra.
Full details regarding the
music school's offerings can be
obtained by writing to Prof.
Marquis at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver 8, B.C.
More than 30 conferences and seminars on a variety
of subjects ranging from human relations to turf grass
are being held at UBC from March to September.
Attendance at meetings will vary between 20 and 200
but UBC's conference officials estimate that several thousand persons from all over Canada will visit the campus
for various functions.
Many will reside in student residences, most will eat
their meals on the campus, and all will make use of classrooms for discussions.
Arrangements for conferences on the campus are
handled by Mr. Bert Curtis in the UBC extension department.
Purchase of Camp Site
Announced by College
Victoria College has purchased the Gordon Head camp
site of 119.5 acres from the Crown Assets Disposal Corporation for $115,500. «	
A total of 22 buildings are included in the purchase which was
made possible by negotiation between College authorities and the
Hon. G. R. Pearkes, federal member for Saanich and minister for
national defence.
Mr. Pearkes declared the Gordon Head acreage surplus and
recommended that it be sold to
Victoria College.
Judge Joseph B. Clearihue,
chairman of the Victoria College
council, expressed the thanks of
the council to Victoria city which
waived its right to purchase 57.6
acres of the property and to the
Saanich municipality which
agreed to withdraw an application to purchase the land.
The Council also expressed
thanks to the Victoria chamber
of commerce which supported
the application. oJL the. College,
Dr. W. H. Hickman, College principal, said the land would be of
great use to the college which
expects enrolments of 1000 in
September and 2000 before 1969.
Immediate building requirements, he said, were a new library, a science building, a power
plant and gymnasium for teacher
training purposes.
*     #     *
For the first time in its history
the College will offer third and
fourth year courses during the
1959-60 winter session.
Students will now be able to
take a full third year course leading to a degree with majors offered in the fields of chemistry,
English, history, mathematics,
psychology and zoology. Many
new courses will be added to the
To keep pace with expanding
enrolments a total of 18 persons
will be added to the College faculty for the 1959-60 session.
Sophomore Wins
A  UBC  sophomore,  Gladys
Hindmarch,  of  Ladysmith,  is  a
guest editor of Mademoiselle
magazine in New York for the
month of June.
Institute Expands
Research with
Government Grant
The Institute of Oceanography
at U.B.C. will expand its teaching and research program as the
result of a grant of $90,000 a
year for three years from the
National Research Council.
Prof. G. L. Pickard, director of
the Institute, which was established in 1949, said a zoologist, a
chemist and a physicist would
be added to the Institute's present staff of four.
"In addition to expanding research in the fields of physical,
biological and geological oceanography, we will also be able to
purchase new equipment," Dr.
Pickard said.
The 'Institute currently lias
seven students enrolled and Dr.
Pickard said he expects registration will increase in the future.
This summer a parry ot scientists from the Institute will cruise
inlets on the west coast of Vancouver Island to carry out studies of water characteristics, organisms and water circulation.
The "cruise will be made in the
Canadian navy's oceanographic
research vessel CNAV White-
Scientists of the Institute will
also continue studies of microscopic plant life in the waters
of Indian Arm, near Vancouver,
during the summer.
Papers  Published
A total of 524 papers were published by 337 UBC faculty members during the year ending August 31.
A fifty-page bibliography of
faculty publications has just been
published by the University's
editorial committee. Basic work
of preparation was done by the
staff oj-thc library's reference
division and assistant librarian
Anne Smith.
Where are
These Grads
Living Now?
The graduates whose names appear below have neglected to inform the University of changes
of address.
Do you know the whereabouts
of any of them? If you do fill in
the coupon at the bottom of this
page and mail it to the Information Office, UBC, Vancouver 8,
Netta Jones BA '45; Anthony
Alex. Kalichack BA '53; Lois G.
Kanigan BA '49; Frederick Kan-
wischer BA '45; Kiyoshi Kato
BA  '41.
Teiji David Kato BA '38, BCom
'38; Hiroshi Kawaguchi BA '41;
Mrs. E. Irene Kay BA '48, MA
Raymond C. Wm. Keeble BA
'44; Tamara M. Kelbert BA '52;
Michael F. Kelcey BA '48; John
J. Kelly LLB '51; Robert D.
Kelly BCom '48.
Mrs. T. R. Kelly BA '34 (Mary
Burditt); Mrs. R. J. Keith BA '49
(Lorna Marie Heslop); John H.
Kemper BASc '40; Margaret M.
Kempthorne BSW '50; Patricia
M. Kenmuir BA '39; Gerald Bruce
Kennedy BA '47; Mrs. J. W. Kennedy BA '30 (Margaret C. Irvine).
Ruth Mary Kennedy BA '49;
Shirley Noreen Kennedy BA '48;
Wm. C. Kennedy BA '42; Patricia
M. L. Kennett BA '49.
Edith W. Kenny BA '48; Chan
Joseph Kent BASc '45; Margaret
Patricia Kerr BA '34; Elizabeth
Anne Kerry BHE '53; Thomas
Kershaw BCom '49.
Sheila Janet Ketchen BA '48;
Mrs. Anne Helen Keyes (Semak)
BA '49; Dorothy Elizabeth Kidd
BA '23; Wm. Francis^ C JUdd- BA
'46; Martin De Valera Kierans
MA '51; Arthur Baker King BA
'48; Ralph Frederick B. King BA
'48; Jean S. Kinnaird BA '39.
Andrew Phillip Kirk BCom '47;
Robert Bruce Kirk BEd '47; Dr.
Susumu Kobe BA '26; Vernon
Koga BSA '35.
Mrs. L. B. Knight BA '22; Fred
T. Kolisnek BASc '38; Takashi
Komiyama BA '35; Tsuneo Kondo
BA '37; George J. Korenaga BA
'29; Shiosaburo Korenaga BA '34;
Yujiro  Korenaga  BCom  '34.
Val Kudryk MASc '48; Frank
Gustav Kuebler BCom '47, LLB
'50; Chang-lu Kuo MA '44; Mrs.
Fern May Kwong (Lew) BA '38;
Joe Lai BA '33; Mrs. M. M. Labes
BPE '51; Wm. G. D. Lamb BA
'49, BSW '50; Irenee Lambert BA
'34; Francis A Lang BA '46, MA
'48; Phyllis Lapworth BA-'44; Wm.
W. Latimer BA '35.
Patrick Wm. Laundy BA '49;
Barbara Jean Laurence BSW '48;
Dorothy Wilda Lawrence BSA
'42; Wm. P. Lawson BA '31; Sel-
wyn Harvey Leask BCom '50.
Roy James Leckie BCom '39;
Doug. H. Taylor Lee BA '47; Jean
Carol Lee BA '44; Erspeth Emma
Lehman BA '34; Morton Digby
Leigh BA '27.
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