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 U.B.C. REPORTS
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, a 6350-student provincial
university situated on a 982-acre
campus on the tip of Point Grey.
Dr. Norman A. M. MacKenzie,
President
OCTOBER, 1955
Welfare
leaders
honored
The University of B.C. will salute
the 25th anniversary of social work
teaching on this campus at the 1955
fall congregation, to be held Oct. 28
in the women's gymnasium at 2.30
p.m.
Three Canadians, an American and
a Briton will receive honorary Doctor
of Laws degree at the congregation, in
recognition of their contributions in
the field of social welfare.
Recipients of the honorary LL.D.
degrees are:
Dr. Eileen Younghusband, C.B.E.,
Director of the Carnegie Course in
Social Work Training, University of
London, and the top ranking person -
in social work education in the United
Kingdom.
Miss A. Gordon Hamilton, Professor of Social WorR, New York Schopl
of Social Work, Columbia University,
and past president of the-American
Association of Schools of Social Work.
Dr. George F. Davidson, deputy
minister of welfare in the Canadian
'Department of National Health and
Welfare, a UBC graduate.
Dr. R. E. G. Davis, executive director of the Canadian Welfare Council
and past president of the Community
Planning Association of Canada.
Miss Younghusband will give the
congregation address, "Social Work
Education in the World Today."
Social Work anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the
weekend with a two-day symposium
on "Social Welfare and the Preservation of Human Values," during which
honorary degree recipients and others
active in social welfare work in B.C.
will take part in special lectures and
panel discussions.
Dr. Davidson, who graduated from
UBC in 1928 and did post graduate
work at Harvard, will speak on
"Social Welfare in Canada 1930-1955:
National and International Developments" at the Friday evening session
in the UBC Auditorium.
Dr. Davidson was active in social
welfare work in British Columbia
from 1934 to 1942 and has been
deputy minister of welfare with the
federal government since 1944.
Dr. Davis will speak on "Welfare
Services and Community Responsibilities" at the Saturday morning session
and Dr. Hamilton will discuss "Humanizing the Social Services" at the
closing session Saturday afternoon.
UBC Reports to go
to all graduates
UBC Reports is happy to announce
that starting with this issue circulation has been expanded to include
all members of the UBC Alumni Association.
If this venture is successful in keeping friends and graduates informed
of the University's activities and plans,
and receives your support, the experiment will continue.
We welcome your suggestions and
criticism and ask you to answer the
questionnaire appearing on page four
and return it to us.
Plans approved for
arts building, dorms
The University's development and planning committee this month
approved plans for construction of four student residence buildings
and an arts building to provide classroom accommodation for 2400
students.
GEORGE F. DAVIDSON
. . . UBC graduate
R. E. G. DAVIS
. . to receive degree
Grads plan
homecoming
The Alumni Association will act as
hosts to all former students and friends
of the University at the Homecoming
Reception and Buffet Luncheon in
Brock Hall Saturday, Nov. 5.
A new event in the Homecoming
calendar, this affair is planned as a
precedent for annual reunions of the
University and the community.
Invitations to the combined reception-luncheon have been extended to
the Hon. Robert Bonner, the Hon.
Ray Williston, the Hon. James Sinclair
and other distinguished graduates, as
well as to all members of the Board of
Governors, Senate and "Friends of the
University".
Participating in sponsorship are
members of the Quarterback Club and
a full attendance is expected of all
those planning to attend the Homecoming Football Game against Cen-.
tral Washington at 2 p.m.
Members of the Classes of '45, '35
and '30, who are marking their anniversaries on the evenings of Nov. 3,
4 and 5 respectively, are also expected
to attend in large numbers.
Special guests at the Luncheon will
be Mrs. Gregory Ross, wife of the
Lieutenant-Governor and current holder of the Great Trekker Award, and
Mr. Aubrey Roberts, candidate-elect,
who will receive the 1955-56 award
at the football game.
Mr. John Ashby is the Alumni
Homecoming Chairman and committee members are Harry Franklin, Jack
Cunningham, Bus Phillips, Ed Parker,
Ben Stevenson, Art Sager.
4 universities combine
to train executives
The Banff School of Advanced Management is probably one of the best
examples of the co-operation of Canadian universities in providing for
the needs of Canadian business and
industry.
Jointly sponsored by the four
western Canadian universities, the
Banff School of Advanced Management provides an annual six week
course of general executive training
for top level executives in Canadian
industry.
The School operates on the theory
that specialist training in particular
jobs is provided by the individual
universities and by the companies
themselves.
But they have recognized that the
danger in the trend toward more and
more specialization fails to give the
best training for top level executives
who must have a broad perspective of
their own business and Canadian
economy as a whole.
to be
10, is
Enrollment for the school,
held from Jan. 30 to March
restricted to 70 executives between
the ages of 28 and 45. More than 25
applications have been received for
British Columbia's quota of 22 for
the 1956 session already, even before
literature about the school was sent
out to local firms.
One of the driving forces behind
the school is Professor E. D. Mac-
Phee, head of UBC's School of Commerce. He was guest lecturer at the
Banff school in 1952 when it was
first started by the University of
Alberta and has been a director since
the four universities joined together
to continue the project in 1953.
"Our problem is how to train a
man to get the broad perspective
necessary for executives," Prof. Mac-
Phee says. "With so many people
going up so fast, they haven't had a
chance to become much more than
good specialists."
Construction is expected to start by
March on the projects, first two of the
three major projects to be financed
out of the $10 million grant announced for University building expansion by the Provincial government
earlier this year.
The four student dormitories, each
housing 100 students, will be built on
Marine Drive, west of the botanical
gardens and the Fraser River Model,
and north Of a continuation of University Boulevard.
THREE-STOREY BUILDINGS
The four separate three-storey residence buildings should be linked by
covered causeways to a central dining
and recreation hall, the committee decided. The plans provide for accommodation of 200 men and 200 women
students and allow for expansion to
house an additional 400 students in
the same area.
The arts building—or rather, buildings—will consist of three linked
units, a three-storey classroom building, a smaller building to provide 70
offices for faculty members and a third
unit to provide larger amphitheatre
type lecture rooms.
It will be built at the north end of
the Main Mall near the present
women's gymnasium.
MEDICAL'SCIENCES CENTRE
Third major project, the medical
sciences centre, has not reached as
advanced stage in planning. It is hoped
that construction can start on the
medical sciences centre about the
same time as the other projects or
shortly after.
Cost of the three major projects is
estimated at about $2 million each.
Balance of the $10 million appropriation will be needed for vital service
requirements such as power plant,
heating and electrical requirements.
University architects, Sharp &
Thompson, Berwick, Pratt, are working on detailed plans now for the first
two major projects and final plans
and specifications are expected to be
ready by Christmas.
Two other buildings, the home
management house of the School of
(Please turn to page 3)
See PLANS
Enrollment jumps
to 6356 students
Men outnumber women by more
than three to one this year, with 4828
men and 1528 women registered for
winter session courses.
Total registration of 6356 shows a
large jump over last year's total of
5914. Trend is expected to continue
with well over 10,000 students attending by 1964. Page 2
U.B.C. REPORTS
OCTOBER, 1955
U.B.C. REPORTS
Vol. 2, No. 1 ' Vancouver 8, B.C.
October 1955
Ed Parker, editor Ann Roger, assistant
University Information Office
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa.   Published
bi-monthly 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.
Limits  to  enrollment?
By Dr. N. A. M. MacKENZIE
Once more this autumn with university enrollments in Canada
larger than ever before, a few new voices are heard asking whether
we are not attempting to extend the benefits of higher education to
too many young people, and whether the University should not be
seriously considering limiting enrollment. To us the answer on a
nation-wide basis is, or should be, clear. We cannot afford to consider limiting enrollment. We must in fact prepare for a large increase
in the number of university students over the next decades. The
answer from the point of view of a particular university may of
course be entirely different.
Some universities, for quite proper and sufficient reasons, may
consider that they have not the land nor the facilities to expand
njuch beyond their present size. Other universities may feel that
they can do their best work at a certain optimum figure. The size
of any given university will depend largely on factors peculiar to
itself, but it should be clear to all of us that the facilities available
for higher education throughout Canada must continue to expand
in relation to the growth of the country, in relation to the increased
complexity of our society, and in relation to the higher skills which
an increasingly complex society requires.
There is much concern about the increased costs of education,
and it is only right and proper that the Canadian taxpayer should
be satisfied with what his children are receiving by way of education
for the tax dollar spent.
If we take an objective look at what has happened in Canadian
history, and particularly at what is happening in recent Canadian
history, we cannot fail to be impressed with the advantages which
have accrued to us as a result of the march of popular education,
and of the relatively highly developed skills which we now possess on
a per capita basis. The insistent demand is for more skills, more
teachers, more engineers, more scientists, more humanists. Nor can
we fairly say that we are unable to bear increased costs. Our standard
of living has never been higher, though most of us would like our
individual position improved. Relative to any other country in the
world we are in a position to continue to invest tax money in the
future of our young people in the reasonable hope of a larger life'
for them and continuing development for the country.
Booklet fine
tribute to
war effort
A fitting tribute to the contributions
of the University during the Second
World War has been prepared in the
form of a memorial booklet edited by
Professor Earle Birney.
The beautifully , designed booklet
was planned as a supplement to the
Roll of Service which rests in the
foyer of the Memorial Gymnasium.
Complimentary copies are available
on request for the next of kin of university graduates and undergraduates
who gave their lives in either the First
or Second World Wars and may be-
obtained by writing to the Alumni
Association in Brock Hall.
Further copies are on sale at the
University Bookstore at a cost of $1.
UBC blood donors
save crash victims
Congratulations and thanks to
University of B.C. staff and
students for donations of blood
to the Red Cross have been sent
to President Norman A. M. MacKenzie by W. A. Freeman of the
Canadian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service.
During the five day 'October
blood drive 2291 UBC students
and staff attended die clinic, donating a total of 1728 pints of
blood.
Mr. Freeman said in his letter
of thanks, "One direct result of
the excellent response was that
we were immediately able to meet
a demand for "O* group blood
for the victims of the CPR train
disaster in B.C. on Oct. 8."
Statement outlines
music school aims
(In response to expressions of support for a School of Music at UBC
from many individuals and organizations throughout the province, the University committee on School of Music has drafted a statement of the University's
policy on this subject. The following is the verbatim statement of that policy.)
A four year musical education program leading to a degree in
music is provided by almost all North American universities, and is
considered an essential part of any large campus program. There
are no facilities in Western Canada for such a thorough program of
music education. Therefore, a fully accredited School of Music is
considered essential to train qualified professional music teachers
to teach music in public and high schools throughout Western Canada.
Therefore, in response to strong encouragement from many interested
groups throughout the province, the University has been studying
possibilities of forming a School of Music on the UBC campus and
has drawn up tentative plans for the organization and operation of
such a school.
Aim of the University is to form a fully accredited School of Music
meeting the standards set by the National Association of Schools of
Music. The school must have fully accredited standing by the time
the first classes in music reach graduation level, that is, within four
years after starting instruction. *
Training for
music teachers
Main functions of the school would
be to provide:
(1) the training necessary to produce qualified professional school
music teachers who, in turn, could
enrich the lives of others by inspiring
an appreciation and understanding of
music within the schools and, through
them, the homes of the community.
(2) academic courses in the various
fields of music for students who wish
an intensive training in music without
the emphasis upon learning to teach.
(3) the opportunity for students ki
all courses and faculties to study
music and benefit from the facilities
which a School of Music would provide, and thus improve the cultural
environment of the campus.
Varied Courses of Study
In order to perform these functions
the School of Music would offer several alternative courses of study:
(1) A four year course from university entrance leading to the degree of
Bachelor of Music Education (B.Mus.
Ed.). Between 70 and 80 per cent of
the students enrolled full time in the
School of Music are expected to take
this program and become fully qualified music teachers.
(2) A four year course from university entrance leading to the degree of
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.). This program would provide intensive training
in the various fields of music for the
remaining 20 or 30 per cent of the
full time students in the school who
wish a more intensive academic program in music education with less
emphasis on learning to teach music.
(3) A four year course from university entrance leading to the degree of
Bachelor of Arts with a major in
music (B.A.). This would be a nonprofessional degree providing music
education within the framework of a
general arts course.
(4) Optional courses for credit in
music which would permit students in
the faculty of arts not wishing to
major in music to include some music
education in their general arts program.
(5) Non-credit courses and activities in the field of music for all students in all faculties to enable them
to benefit from the facilities which a
School of Music would provide.
Further development of symphony,
opera, bands, chamber music and
choral work, for example, would add
considerably to the cultural environment of British Columbia, Vancouver
and the campus.
It is estimated that a staff of 23 full
and part time professors, associates,
assistants and instructors would be
required when such a school of music
is in operation.
Cost of operation of a School of
Music is estimated at $69,000 for the
first year, increasing' to $125,000 per
year by the time the full four year
program is underway. Cost of building
and equipment for the School of
Music, including a library of records,
musical scores and books, is estimated
at $500,000.
The University is prepared to start
such a School of Music as soon as
the necessary funds becomes available.
Later expansion possible
Once such a. School of Music has
been established it could become the
basis for future expansion in the field
of music in British Columbia.
(1) Such a school could lead to the
early establishment of a conservatory
or conservatories of music in the
province.
(2) The Bachelor of Music degree
program could be expanded to provide educational facilities and instruction leading to the degree of Master
of Music (M.Mus.) and Doctor of
Music (D.Mus.).
(3) Development of .a Summer
School of Music at UBC in-connection
with the proposed School of Music
could attract some of the best musicians in the world to British Columbia
for summer work and study. B.C.,
with its advantageous summer climate
and geographical setting could become
one of the major focal points in
North America for the summer study
of music. OCTOBER, 1955
U.B.C. REPORTS
Page 3
NEW BOOKSTORE, POST OFFICE and CAFETERIA will be housed in this building when it is completed. The
old bus stop, familiar landmark to many graduates, was levelled this summer and construction started this fall.
Building in the left background is the Chemistry building, first permanent building to be constructed on the Point
Grey campus site.
Faculty; campus heads
discuss student problems
Nine faculty and 85 student delegates took part in a two-day
student-sponsored leadership conference this fall, the first meeting of
its kind to be organized on any Canadian campus.
UBC to give
first Ph.D.
in metallurgy
For the first time in its history, the
University of B.C. will confer the
degree of Doctor of Philosophy to a
student in Applied Science.
The degree will be awarded, in the
field of metallurgy, to a North Vancouver man, Douglas Hugh Polonis,
at the University's Fall Congregation,
Oct. 28.
Polonis, 27, went to a North Vancouver high school, received his
B.A.Sc. from UBC in 1951, and his
Master's degree from the-University of
Toronto in 1953.
He was awarded a John Inglis Company Scholarship while doing his
-undergraduate work here, and received
an International Nickel Company Fellowship both in 1953-54 and 1954-55.
> His work in metallurgy at UBC was
directed by Dr. James G. Parr.
He is now teaching at the University of Washington in Seattle.
A total of 278 UBC students, including 10 Ph.D. students will receive
degrees at the congregation ceremonies.
An additional 48 students will be
congratulated on qualifying for diplomas in teacher training or in branches
of nursing.
Last year at fall congregation 253
students, including only one Ph.D.
student, received degrees.
President Norman A. M. MacKenzie took part in the weekend conference which was held at Camp
Elphinstone early this month.
Delegates to the conference included
the presidents of clubs and undergraduate societies, chairmen of major
committees, and student council members.
Topics discussed ranged from Current Campus Affairs and Faculty-
Student Relations to the Role of
Campus Publications and Club Activity.
Conference was valuable in exchanging information and opinions on
campus affairs and to promote a
smooth-running and coordinated organization for the year. It is planned
as an annual event by faculty and
students.
Conference of student leaders was
suggested to the Students' Council by
UBC delegates to the Pacific Schools
Presidents' Association convention in
San Diego last spring.
Many American colleges have held
similar conferences to discuss campus
activities and problems, but the scheme
had not before been attempted by a
Canadian university.
Delegates arrived in Camp Elphinstone Friday evening and were welcomed with a buffet supper.
The time was not entirely devoted
to serious problems — on Saturday
three discussion periods were held, but
the group played volleyball, baseball
and football during part of the afternoon. Snnday the delegates, took part
in more discussion groups.
Arts council
aids music
"They shall have music" is the
catch phrase printed on the front of
a brochure prepared by the music
committee of the Community Arts
Council.
The cover pictures, symbolically
enough, music stands empty of music
and unattended by musicians.
Have music they shall, if the Community Arts Council has any say in
the matter. Their campaign to stimulate and co-ordinate public support
for a School of Music at the University of B.C. is approaching a well-
planned -climax.
This month the Community Arts
Council is sending a nine page brief
to 2000 key British Columbians, whose
public spirit or private interests make
them an influential factor in the final
decision which is now facing our
government and educational authorities.
The brief asks for support of individuals and groups throughout the
province for this project — through
motions of support being passed by
community organizations and service
clubs and by petitions to the provincial government.
It also points out that a School of
Music fund has been established at
|he University to which donors may
contribute gifts to aid in establish-
'-meat of" a School of Music.» •
£ f- "DJetpusic committee of the .Community Arts Council has been working closely with the University committee on School of Music and is
directing its efforts toward implementing the policy proposed by the
University.
A statement of the University's
policy on the proposed School of
Music appears on page two of this
issue of UBC Reports.
Night school
size doubles
With'longer leisure time available
to more people, evening classes offered
by the UBC Extension Department
have increased to almost double last
year's number.
Extension has tried to provide wider
and more varied interests in the subject matter of the non-credit classes
this year with instruction offered in
everything from foreign affairs to how
to manage a boat.
And a broadening interest is shown
by the registration figures. Although
final figures are not yet in, enrollment
generally is already up by 50 per cent.
The two most popular courses offer
foreign tours as an optional supplement.
Beginner's Spanish, which arranges
a tour of Mexico when the course is
ended, boomed to the top with a
registration of 180. This is the second
year this class has been held.
Travel in Western Europe, a series
of lectures specifically designed for
the would-be traveller, is a new course
with 150 students. Extension is hoping
to be able to arrange for a six-week
tour of nine European countries for
this spring.
Outside of the travel courses, the
most encouraging response came from
a lecture series on Comparative Religions, with 133 registrants. This course
is also offered for the first time this
year.
A Way of Listening to Music, a
class which has been given for a number of years, ranks fourth with 130
students.
In keeping with the large response,
evening class courses for academic
credit have been more than doubled
this year. They include a wide range
of second year lectures, many of
which have never been given in
evening classes before.
Confucius say:
who's confused
Confucius say never trust a printer,
he always has the last laugh.
A well placed typographical error
provided the laugh in the University
of B.C. extension department bulletin
listing this year's night school courses.
According to the bulletin, a course
on comparative religions includes
"lectures on the principles of Confu-
Sianism". Who's confused about
Confucianism?
Shacks still with us
The University is housed in almost
200 buildings. Of these, 26 are permanent, 27 are semi-permanent and
135 are wood-frame huts which were
put up to accommodate the post-war
boom of peak veteran enrollment.
PLANS
(Continued from page 1)
-Honie Economic^ and an extension to
the -administraKbn building, are near-
ing completion. The $50,000 home
management house is being built with
funds raised by public subscription
through the University Development
Fund.
Also under construction is a bookstore-post office-cafeteria building on
the site of the old bus stop on the
Main Mall, and a new wing on the
B.C. Research Council. Page 4
U.B.C. REPORTS
OCTOBER, 1955
Archeologist
wins acclaim
Canada has officially adopted a
scheme for designating archeological
sites devised by University of B.C.
archeologist Dr. Charles E. Borden.
Dr. Borden received an announcement this month from Dr. Richard S.
MacNeish, senior archaelogist of
Canada, that the National Museum at
Ottawa is adopting his system and
will catalogue their specimens accordingly.
Dr. Borden's scheme, an ingeniously
simple device, will provide for the
first time a uniform scheme for classifying artifacts discovered in any part
of Canada according to the geographical location of the site where they
were unearthed.
Best known archeological site in
the Vancouver area is the Marpole
Midden which Dr. Borden has been
studying recently.
The system is based on a well-
planned series of easily available maps
covering all of Canada, prepared by
the Canadian department of mines
and resources.
SATISFACTORILY TESTED
His scheme marks off, by latitude
and longitude, sections about 11V4
miles long and seven miles wide and
enables each section of Canada to be
designated by a four letter symbol.
Dr. Borden's system has been
satisfactorily tested by different ar-
cheologists doing field work in British
Columbia, the Yukon and the Mari-
times.
The United States has adopted a
somewhat complicated system of numbers and letters which designates
archeological sites by slate and
county, but such a system would be
impractical in Canada because of the
large areas of unorganized territory
involved.
A University of California anthropologist has commented on the in-
geniousness of the new system and is
considering adapting it for site surveys in North America, Dr. Borden
says.
Mrs. Hicks appointed
to extension staff
New appointment to the staff of the
Extension Department's Family Life
and Group Development Service is
Mrs. A. F, (Mary) Hicks, who joined
the staff Sept. 1.
Mrs. Hicks, who received her
master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of California in 1952, will be working mainly
with groups interested in Pre-School
Education.
FRANK T. GNUP
. . . one for the birds
Gnup sparks
football win
New fisheries institute
*x     combines varied interests
One of the newest and most unusual institutions on the University
of B.C. campus is the little publicized, and highly adaptable, Institute
of Fisb^-is.
  "It's three years old, and still growing out of the embryo stage," says Dr.
Peter A. Larkin, director of the Institute.
Larkin, 31, took over as director
July 1, from Dr. W. A. Clemens, who
had. headed both the Institutes of
Fisheries and Oceanography.
Dr. Larkin, originally a New Ze^-
lander, was chief fisheries biologist for
the B.C. Game Commission. He did
undergraduate and graduate work at
the University of Saskatchewan. He
was Rhodes Scholar for that University in 1946, and received the degree
of Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford
in 1948.     '
The Institute itself is a fairly new
type of organization in North America,
which acts as a liaison body between
the actual fishing industry and such
fields as law, sociology, anthropology
and biology.
It is designed for graduate students,
and this year has 14, some of whom
come from Ceylon, India and Pakistan.
When cigar-chewing Frank T. Gnup
brought his raspy voice to UBC and
took over as football coach, the sports
pundits went out on a cautious limb
and proclaimed that if anybody could
lead the Thunderbirds out of the football wilderness, Gnup was probably
the man to do it.
The 38ryear-old former Hamilton
Wildcat coach went on from impressing the press and radio people and
made a hit with the students. When
he told a pep rally crowd that he
needed every man over 90 pounds to
turn out for football practice, they
took him almost literally.
Gnup brought with him a record
of inheriting winless teams of inexperienced football players and proceeded
to use that talent to build a team
around the four returning lettermen
and the most promising of the 80-odd
prospects that answered his call.
Now it looks like the pundits were
right. Mentor Gnup has already built
a record that augurs well for the
future of the Thunderbirds.
A win and a scoreless tie may not
look like much at first glance, but
the 6-0 victory over Western Washington Vikings has broken the jinx of
winless Evergreen Conference play. A
scoreless tie with McGill was a sound
moral victory that points out the
tough calibre of football that UBC
meets in the Evergreen Conference.
More important, however, is the
fact that Gnup has built the nucleus
of a winning football team that is
bound to improve if present players,
many now in first and second year
Mind readers?
no, librarians
They don't profess to be mind
readers, but the staff of the University
Extension Library come close to it in
providing individual personalized service for book borrowers all over the
province.
Unsung heroes of this little known
department are extension librarian
Miss Edith Stewart and her assistant,
Mrs. Yvonne Forsythe.
They provide library service by
mail for 900 regular borrowers in
British Columbia and the Yukon outside the metropolitan areas of Vancouver and Victoria, theatre and play
reading groups, and students taking
correspondence courses.
A total of 22,602 volumes were
borrowed last year and the response
came in the form of encouraging
letters from borrowers, one of them
saying, "You must have read my
mind . . . I'm better off when I leave
my choice to you."
Development fund
nearing $75,000
Directors of the UBC Development
Fund—the annual giving program of
alumni and friends—predict that the
1955 objective of $75,000 will be exceeded in the current year.
To date, close to $70,000 has been
raised for various University projects
and yet to be heard from are 2,500
former alumni contributors.
Most significant development this
year has been the increase in the
number and amount of contributions
from non-alumni—friends, companies
and organizations. A total of 710 of
these donors have contributed a total
of 52,000 for scholarships, research
and other projects.
More than 2,000 alumni have thus
far participated in the annual giving
program which has as its major objectives, scholarships, residences and the
"President's Fund".
The 1955 Fund year ends on December 31.
courses,    return    to    continue    their
studies.
Thanks mainly to coach Gnup and
the spirit he has kindled among UBC
football players and fans alike, the
prospects are better than ever and the
oft-heard slogan "Up with Gnup"
looks like more than wishful thinking.
SOCIAL SCIENCES VALUABLE
Students who have done all their
undergraduate work in such fields as
engineering and anthropology can
adapt their graduate study to Fisheries
technology. Marketing and handling
of fish require an understanding of
economics and international law, as
well as biology.
"With the amount of work being
done in -foreign countries under the
aegis of the Colombo Plan, or FAO,
the success of many ventures often
depends on the worker's knowledge of
the social sciences," Dr. Larkin says.
'Technological advances must be
made in adaptation to each cultural
environment. For example, we cannot
change the whole mode of life of
fishermen in a more primitive culture
than our own, just because they lack
efficiency."
Among the services which it provides, the Institute, with the help of
the Extension Department and the
federal Department of Fisheries, last
winter sponsored a course for commercial fishermen. Thirty-six came
from various points up and down the
coast. It is hoped that another similar
course will be held this winter.
To help set up the Institute, the
University received a special $100,000
grant from H. R. MacMillan, in the
form of an annual sum of $10,000
for 10 years.
The B.C. Game Commission, the
National Research Council, and the
Fisheries Research Board, as well as
the University itself, also support the
Institute. A number of grants are
provided for student assistance.
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