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 UBC    REPORTS   CAMPUS    EDITION
MOTION
ON RANK
APPROVED
UBC's Faculty Association has voted to
recommend to the Board of Governors that the
present system of faculty rank be abandoned and
replaced by the occupational designation "professor"
for all full-time academic employees.
The motion was approved by the Association on
March 24 after being debated at several previous
meetings.
The motion, which was proposed by Prof. Walter
toung, head of the Department of Political Science,
vas approved by a vote of 54 to 31. Approximately
10 persons abstained.
A quorum at meetings of the Association consists
of 70 persons. There are a total of 1,250 members in
the Association.
Dr. Peter Pearse, president of the Association, said
he expected the Board of Governors would receive
the recommendation at an early meeting and would
undertake to study the proposal.
He said the proposal raised a number of difficult
and complex questions. "The salary structure of the
University and decision-making on such matters as
promotion and tenure are based on the existing rank
structure," he said.
"Abolition of rank implies important changes in
the distribution of faculty responsibilities," he added,
"and the recommendation to abolish rank is not
something which is likely to be acted on hurriedly."
The recommendation to abolish rank was made by
*rof. Young at the conclusion of a brief which he
presented to the Association for debate some months
ago. The full text of the brief appeared in the March
11 edition of UBC Reports.
Board Names
Residences
UBC's new coeducational residence development,
now under construction adjacent to the Student
Union Building, has been named for President Walter
H. Gage.
The Board of Governors approved the naming of
the development at its meeting on Tuesday (April 6)
to mark the President's 50 years of association with
UBC as a student and faculty member.
The first stage of the Walter H. Gage Residence, to
cost $5,516,000, will house 778 senior men and
women students in two 16-storey towers. Each floor
of the towers will be divided into four self-contained
quadrants. Each will be occupied by a group of six
men or six women students.
Stage two of the project — a third residence tower,
two low-rise structures containing housekeeping units
and completion of the interior of a common block
included in stage one — will begin when funds are
allocated by Central Mortgage and Housing Corp.,
which has provided the bulk of the funds to build the
development.
The loans from Central Mortgage and Housing
Corp. and the Bank of Montreal will be repaid out of
rents and other services charged to students living in
the complex, in keeping with the UBC Board of
Governors' policy of providing housing on a
non-profit, self-liquidating basis.
UBC LAW
RESIGNS
Dean George F. Curtis, head of the Faculty of
Law since it was established at the University of
B.C. in 1945, will resign as dean on June 30.
He will be succeeded as dean on July 1 by Prof.
Albert J. McClean, 35, who was first appointed to
the UBC law faculty in 1960.
Dean Curtis, who will remain a member of the
Faculty of Law with the rank of professor, will be
on leave of absence in the coming academic year at
the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the
University of London, where he will be visiting
research professor of law.
Another of UBC's top academic administrators.
Dean Vladimir J. Okulitch, a UBC faculty member
since 1944 and dean of the Faculty of Science for
the past seven years, reaches his retirement age on
June 30.
Other senior appointments approved by UBC's
Board of Governors at its April 6 meeting include
DEAN VLADIMIR J. OKULITCH
directors for two institutes in UBC's Faculty of
Graduate Studies.
Dr. Barrie M. Morrison, associate professor of
Asian studies, has been named director of the
Institute of Asian and Slavonic Research and Dr.
Mark W. Zacher, associate professor of economics,
is the new head of the Institute of International
Relations.
Dean Curtis was the first appointment made to
the UBC Faculty of Law when it was organized in
1945. In 26 years it has grown from a Faculty
with two full-time professors and a first-year class
of 70 students to one with 32 full-time teachers
and a first-year class of 251 students. The total
enrolment in the Faculty this year is 626 students.
Dean Curtis is a graduate of the University of
Saskatchewan, where he received his bachelor of
law degree and was awarded the
Governor-General's Gold Medal.
He was a Rhodes Scholar and took the degrees
of bachelor of arts and bachelor of civil law at
Oxford University in England before entering
private practice in Regina.
He joined the Faculty of Law at Dalhousie
University in Halifax in 1934 and was Viscount
Bennett Professor of Law there when he was
invited to organize UBC's law faculty in 1945.
In   addition   to   specializing   in   the   field   of
PROF. ALBERT J. McCLEAN
contract law. Dean Curtis is internationally known
for his work in the area of the law of the sea.
During the 1950s he was an advisor to the
Canadian government on the law of the sea and
attended two international conferences sponsored
by the United Nations on this topic as a member
of the Canadian delegation.
He has also been active in Commonwealth
education and was chairman of the 1959
committee which established the Commonwealth
Scholarship Plan. He is still chairman of the
Canadian committee on the plan.
Dean Curtis was a visiting professor of law at
Harvard University in 1955-56 and at the
Australian National University in 1965.
Prof. McClean, who succeeds Dean Curtis, was
born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and received his
bachelor of law degree at Queen's University,
Belfast, in 1957. He was awarded the degree of
doctor of philosophy from Cambridge University
in England in 1962.
Prof. McClean is an expert in the fields of trust
law, real property and comparative law. In 1959
he was a visiting fellow in comparative law at the
University of Michigan, where he carried out a
study comparing American and British trust
law.
He first joined the UBC faculty in 1960 and
resigned in 1964 to accept a teaching post at the
University of Southampton in England. He
rejoined   the   UBC   law  school   in   1966   as  an
Please turn to Page Four
See APPOINTMENTS
DEAN GEORGE F. CURTIS BOON FOR BIKERS
t* 1 «   I      **-**•-*
A University Endowment Lands official has
announced plans to improve cycling conditions on
two main arteries leading to the University.
The announcement came shortly after a March
16 demonstration by more than 300 bike-riding
UBC students, who staged an early-morning
slowdown of campus-bound traffic under the
sponsorship of the UBC Cyclists Club, headed by
third-year engineering student Gordon Bisaro.
Mr. Bisaro has greeted with "delight" the
announcement by Mr. R.P. Murdoch, manager of
the University Endowment Lands, that cycling
conditions will be improved on University and
Chancellor Boulevards.
SEPARATE  TRAFFIC
Plans call for cycling and pedestrian traffic to
be separated on University Boulevard with the
south sidewalk reserved for bikes and the north
sidewalk reserved for pedestrians.
Plans call for the improvement of the condition
of the sidewalks on both sides of University
Boulevard by the end of May.
On Chancellor Boulevard there are plans to
construct a six-foot-wide cycling path on the south
side of the Boulevard from Tasmania Crescent to
Acadia Road.
Mr. Murdoch said construction of the new
cycling path on Chancellor Boulevard was
contingent upon the completion of an extension
of Fourth Avenue to intersect with Chancellor
Boulevard west of Tasmania Crescent.
CONCERN EXPRESSED
Mr. Bisaro has also expressed concern about
cycling conditions on Southwest Marine Drive. He
said application had been made to the federal
government's Opportunities for Youth program
for funds to undertake a study of cycling
conditions to and from UBC.
Mr. Bisaro will meet today (April 8) with a
president's committee to discuss the improvement
of cycling conditions on the campus proper. The
University does not have jurisdiction in any of the
areas in which Mr. Bisaro has been pressing for the
improvement of cycling conditions.
Mr. Arthur Slipper, assistant director of design
and planning in UBC's Department of Physical
Plant, said cycling is encouraged in UBC's
pedestrian core and an additional 540 bicycle
parking stalls have been installed this year.
Reminder
Issued
The secretary of UBC's Senate, Registrar J.E.A.
Parnall, has issued a reminder of the regulations
governing the admission of observer's to monthly
meetings of Senate.
His decision to issue a reminder stems from a
minor disturbance that took place in the corridor
outside the Board and Senate room in the Main Mall
North Administration Building during the Senate
meeting of March 24.
About 30 minutes after Senate was called to order
by its chairman. President Walter H. Gage, Mr. Stan
Persky, a recently-elected student Senator, appeared
at the door of the Senate chamber in a wheel chair,
his beard powdered and wearing a white wig and
carrying an ear trumpet.
Mr. Persky was refused admission because his term
as a Senator had not officially begun. Senate had not
been notified of his election and because he had not
applied for a ticket for the visitors' gallery.
Mr. Parnall said Senate had agreed in September,
1968, to open its meetings to observers under the
following conditions:
• Attendance in the gallery to be limited to 30
observers plus visitors invited by the chairman of
Senate;
• Tickets to the gallery to be obtained from the
secretary of Senate on a first-come-first-served basis,
at least 24 hours in advance of the Senate meeting;
• General legislative rules to apply to persons ifl
the gallery and in the event of disruption or public"'
misrepresentation of Senate business by an observer
or visitor. Senate may revoke, by simple majority
vote, the privilege of attending meetings;
• By a simple majority vote. Senate can clear the
gallery and consider items on the agenda in camera.
Mr. Parnall said that for future Senate meetings
applications for tickets should be made to Mrs.
Frances Medley, clerk to the Senate, in the General
Services Administration Building (228-2951).
CANADIAN STUDIES BOOSTED
Canadian content in Canadian schools is about to
receive a shot in the arm and Prof. George S. Tomkins
of UBC's Faculty of Education is one of the key men
who will help give the injection.
Prof. Tomkins has just been granted leave of
absence by UBC's Board of Governors to assume new
responsibilities as co-director with Mr. A.B. Hodgetts
of the Canada Studies Foundation.
The main objective of the Foundation, established
in March, 1970, is the improvement of the teaching
of Canadian content in Canadian schools.
A board of trustees, headed by the Hon. Walter L.
Gordon, who is also chairman of the Committee for
an Independent Canada, and Mr. Paul Lacoste,
vice-rector, Universite de Montreal, directs the work
of the Foundation.
Dr. Tomkins said the Foundation was established
as a result of the findings of a comprehensive report
on teaching of Canadian history, civics and social
studies in Canadian schools. The report was compiled
by Mr. Hodgetts and called What Culture? What
Heritage?
The Hodgetts' report was published by the Ontario
Institute for Studies in Education in 1969 and was
financed as a national history project by Trinity
College School, Port Hope, Ontario.
According to Dr. Tomkins, the report can best be
described as "a lament for a nation's history
teaching."
Dr. Tomkins's work for the Foundation will
involve responsibility for the initiation, appraisal,
supervision and evaluation of programs designed to
improve Canadian studies in elementary and
secondary school systems across Canada.
Dr. Tomkins saia the Foundation is concerned
with improving the teaching of Canadian content in
its broadcast context, including history, geography,
social sciences, as well as Canadian literature and art.
Dr. Tomkins said that he does not view the work
of the Foundation as nationalistic. "I do not see the
Foundation as promoting any particular ideological
2/UBC Reports/April 8, 1971
view where Canadian nationalism is concerned," he
said.
The Foundation is organizing its work around the
concept of "continuing Canadian concerns" and will
encourage historic and contemporary approaches to
such themes as French-English relations in Canada,
Canadian-American relations, urbanization and
regionalism.
He said that in developing programs built around
this theme the Foundation is seeking co-operation
among educators at various levels in schools,
departments of education and universities, along with
inter-regional co-operation that will bring together
those interested in Canadian studies from various
provinces and both official language groups.
He said funding for the  Foundation's efforts i^
being sought from individual, corporate, foundation"
and government sources.
Dr. Tomkins said that projects which the
Foundation would sponsor could range all the way
from units of study that could be injected into
existing curricula to the development of new subject
areas that will improve understanding of Canada in
classrooms.
Dr. Tomkins emphasized, however, that the
Foundation does not itself intend to develop a
Canadian studies curriculum nor would it advocate a
particular set curriculum for the various provincial
school systems. Rather, he said, the Foundation is
interested in providing support for the development
and improvement of Canadian content in curricula at
the grass-roots level.
He said that the Council of Ministers of Education
of the various Canadian provinces endorse the work
of the Foundation.
Dr. Tomkins said that although the Foundation
will seek to provide the impetus for educators
concerned with Canadian content to work together
within provincial boundaries, it will be particularly
concerned to encourage inter-provincial exchange of
information on Canadian content.
PROF. GEORGE TOMKINS
HHH Volume 17, No. 8 - April 8,
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REPORTS
Reports appears on Thursdays
during   the   University's  winter   session.   J.A.
Banham,   Editor.    Linda   Adams,   Production
Supervisor. Letters to the Editor should be sent
to    Information   Services,   Main   Mall   North
Administration  Building,   UBC,  Vancouver 8,
B.C. Top Award
For UBC
Geographer
A UBC geographer has received the highest honor
of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society from
Canada's Governor-General, the Hon. Roland
Michener.
Prof. J. Lewis Robinson, a member of the UBC
faculty since 1946, was presented with the Society's
Massey Medal by Mr. Michener at a ceremony at
Government House in Ottawa on March 29.
The Massey Medal, endowed by the late Vincent
Massey, a former Governor-General, is awarded
annually by the Society for distinguished
contributions and service to Canadian geography.
Prof. Robinson is the second member of the UBC
geography department to be awarded the Massey
Medal. In 1967 the medal was presented to Prof. J.
Ross Mackay, who is noted for his research and
writing on the geography of the Canadian Arctic.
Prof. Robinson's career as a professional
geographer, author and teacher spans 28 years and
began in 1943 when he became the first professional
geographer to be employed by the federal
government.
He was named by the Bureau of Northwest
Territories Administration, Department of Mines and
Resources, to do geographical field work in the
Arctic, organize a variety of regional information on
northern Canada and to act as a liaison with
American forces and officials operating in the
Canadian Arctic.
In 1946, when Prof. Robinson resigned to join the
UBC faculty, the value of a geographical approach
had been recognized by several government
departments and his ground-breaking work was
carried on by a newly-created federal geographical
branch.
Prof. Robinson is probably the most prolific writer
in Canada on the geography of his native country. In
28 years he has authored a total of 108 items,
including seven books, 32 professional articles for
geographical periodicals and 33 authoritative articles
on Canada and its provinces for various
encyclopedias. He is also the designer and editor of
seven wall maps of Canada for school use.
Prof. Robinson has been a key figure in the
expansion and development of geography as a
parate discipline at UBC. At the time of his
appointment in 1946, geology and geography were
combined in one department.
During his first 10 years at UBC, Prof. Robinson
averaged three public lectures a month to community
groups and clubs, spoke to numerous teachers'
conventions and chaired curriculum committees on
geography and social studies.
By 1956 undergraduate geography enrolments at
UBC were the largest at any Canadian university and
in some years UBC ranked second in size among
North American  university geography departments.
Prof. Robinson was also one of a small group that
organized the Canadian Association of Geographers in
the early 1950s and in 1956 he served as president of
the organization.
In 1966 the American Association of Geographers
honored him with a citation "for his meritorious
contributions and interpretation of the physical,
economic and human geography of Canada over a
period of more than 20 years and for his service to
the growth of the discipline in Canada."
Prof. Robinson became the first head of a separate
Department of Geography at UBC in 1959. In 1968
he resigned as head of the department to devote more
time to teaching and writing.
His most recent book. Resources of the Canadian
Shield, is regarded as an outstanding example of how
regional geography should be presented. His next
book on the Geography of British Columbia will
teach the principles and concepts of the geographical
point of view as seen in the context of B.C.
Prof. Robinson was raised in Windsor, Ont., and
took his bachelor of arts degree with first class honors
at the University of Western Ontario. His graduate
work was done at Syracuse University, where he
received his master of arts degree, and Clark
University, where he studied for his doctor of
philosophy degree.
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STEEL framework of the Sanyo pavilion at Expo
70 in Japan is now in storage on the UBC campus
awaiting the outcome of a fund-raising effort
designed    to   provide   money   to   re-erect   the
spectators who were on hand for a recent
ceremony of presentation to UBC were Mr.
Shinsuke Hori, left, consul-general for Japan in
Vancouver,    and    Mr.    L.J.    Wallace,    deputy
buildings as an Asian Studies Centre. Two of the provincial secretary.
SANYO STEEL HERE
More than 170 tons of steel girders which once
formed the framework of one of Expo 70's most
popular pavilions are now resting in storage at the
south end of the campus, awaiting possible
re-erection as an Asian Studies Centre at UBC.
The girders were recently presented as a gift
from the people of Japan to the people of British
Columbia by Mr. Shinsuke Hori, the Consul
General of Japan, in a ceremony which took place
at the Johnston Terminals Ltd. wharf at False
Creek. Deputy Provincial Secretary L.J. Wallace,
general chairman of the B.C. Centennial '71
Committee, accepted the gift on behalf of the
people of B.C.
GROUP  FORMED
The girders, which originally formed the
framework of the Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd.'s
pavilion at Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan, were recently
dismantled and shipped to Vancouver.
Mr. Alan Campney, president of the
Canada-Japan Society, has volunteered to head a
fund-raising committee which hopes to raise
enough money to cover the costs of re-creating the
building as an Asian Studies Centre at UBC. Dr.
Norman A.M. MacKenzie, former president of the
University, has agreed to act as honorary chairman
of the fund-raising committee.
Mr. Campney said that the estimated cost of
re-erecting the building at UBC is approximately
$1.6 million. He said the necessary funds must be
raised through donations from business and
industry, and from interested individuals in Japan
and in Canada.
The   Sanyo   pavilion   at   Osaka   was  a   huge.
square, glass-faced structure with a steeply pitched
and overhanging roof styled along the lines of a
traditional Japanese farmhouse. It measured 140
feet on each side of the roof line and was about 70
feet high.
Mr. Campney said that the unique construction
of the roof and the nature of some of the other
components of the building made it impossible to
dismantle and reconstruct it entirely from its
original components. He also said that the interior
of the building would require re-designing to
ensure its suitability as an academic facility.
Mr. Campney said that if reconstructed at UBC,
the building would provide space for the
University's Asian studies library of 180,000
volumes, as well as space for other academic, social
and cultural purposes. The building would be a
focal point for activities related to Asian studies
on campus, as well as a cultural centre for
activities involving the Asian community of B.C.
and visiting scholars from the Orient.
MAJOR CENTRE
The UBC Department of Asian Studies is a
major centre for Asian studies in North America
and has more than 1,000 students studying with it.
More than 50 specialists in other departments
throughout the University also deal with aspects of
the study of Asia and it is anticipated that the
Asian Studies Centre would draw together these
specialists and provide a focal point for the
continued development of Canadian expertise on
Asia.
25 YEAR CLUB FORMED
Fifteen members of UBC's non-academic
administrative staff have been named charter
members of the 25 Year Club, a new campus
organization for staff who have been employed by
UBC for a quarter-century or more.
The employee with the greatest number of years
of service is Miss Eleanor Hanna, a secretary in the
finance department, who began work at UBC almost
45 years ago in 1926.
Today, in addition to secretarial duties. Miss
Hanna is responsible for social insurance registration
and preparation of T4 income tax statements for
UBC faculty members and staff.
Four women are included in the charter
membership of the 25 Year Club. They are: Miss
Hanna, Miss Mildred Kastner, administrative assistant
in the office of the dean of Applied Science (31
years); Mrs. Anne McCullough, administrative
assistant in the office of the dean of Agricultural
Sciences (25 years) and Miss Muriel Upshaw, nursing
supervisor in the University Health Service (33 years).
Other charter members (with years of service in
brackets) are: Mr. Dave Armstrong, Plant Science
(29); Mr. Tom Battensby, Plant Science (29); Mr.
Alex Fraser, Physics shop (36); Mr. Laurie Funnell,
Physical Plant (28); Mr. Jack Hunter, Bookstore
manager (35); Mr. George McGee, Food Services (26);
Mr. John McLean, director of Personnel (25); Mr.
Eugene McLintock, assistant purchasing agent (30);
Mr. Don Pearce, Plant Science (33); Mr. Norman
Smith, Physical Plant (25); Mr. Harry Tansley,
Physical Plant (25).
UBC Reports/April 8, 1971/3 WHO IS KARL BURAU?
By PROF. ROBERT M. CLARK
Academic Planner, UBC
Who is Karl Burau?
He is a man of 60 years, who spends most of his
time on campus, attending meetings and taking
part in discussions on controversial questions
concerning the University and society.
Is he a faculty member, teaching assistant or
registered student?
None of these.
Does he represent some off-campus
organization?
No.
Does he get paid by the University or receive a
KARLBURAU
grant from the Alma Mater Society?
No. As a bachelor he gets along on a far smaller
income than most students.
Where does he come from?
Originally from Berlin. He studied history,
political science and philosophy at the University
of Berlin from 1931 to 1936.
When did he emigrate to Canada and what
brought him to our campus?
He came in 1955. He taught school for a short
time in Nova Scotia and in British Columbia. When
Prof. Kaspar Naegele was dean of the Faculty of
Arts, Karl came to the campus to study civil rights.
Dean Naegele gave him some encouragement.
What is the Experimental College in which he
has been involved?
With the support of a few students and faculty
members, Karl hoped to develop a few courses on
controversial issues in political science, philosophy
and related subjects. These courses would be
conducted in an open forum, seminar style. Karl
hoped that students could get academic credit for
some of these courses, and that he himself would
receive modest remuneration for his services.
These expectations have not been realized. The
Experimental College has operated as a student
club, with a student president and a small
executive. Karl has been moderator of the weekly
sessions. Over the last six years, speakers have
included faculty members, students, and,
occasionally, persons from off-campus.
Attendance usually has been a dozen or less,
except on occasions when a person like the Hon.
Davey Fulton has come to speak.
What sort of ideas has Karl been advocating?
Examples:
1. He has been a consistent advocate of a bill of
rights that would operate at all levels of
government.
2. He has advocated the use of the constructive
vote of non-confidence in the House of Commons
and provincial legislative assemblies.
3. He favors a system of strict proportional
representation for election of Members of
Parliament and of the legislative assemblies.
4. In terms of campus affairs he favors what he
calls challenge lectures in which a student under
certain conditions could challenge a professor to
public debate.
5. He would like to see student representation
increased on the University Senate from the
present 12 to about 20 per cent.
How does Karl see himself?
He regards himself as a non-Marxist socialist
and as an agnostic. He feels strongly that faculty as
a whole are complacent and intolerant of views
that differ sharply from their own. He is critical of
students in general as apathetic. He would apply a
German aphorism to himself: "Ein Hecht im
Karpfenteich" — a pike in a pond of carp.
My own view as a friend of Karl's is that he
often fails to carry conviction, in part because he
overstates his case. But I recognize that behind the
severe strictures of the social critic who has been
repeatedly rebuffed is an idealist of remarkable
fortitude.
APPOINTMENTS
Continued from Page One
associate professor. He is a naturalized Canadian
citizen.
Prof. McClean has done a number of major studies,
chiefly in the field of trusts, which have been
published in professional journals. In 1970 he
received a $10,000 grant from the Canada Law
Foundation to undertake a study of the law of family
property. He has also prepared a major study on the
law of property for the Alberta Law Reform
Commission.
He is currently secretary-treasurer of the Canadian
Association of Comparative Law and a member of a
number of other professional organizations.
Dean Okulitch, who took his bachelor and master
of applied science degrees at UBC in the early 1930s,
is widely known for his work in the field of geology
and paleontology, the study of fossil plants and
animals.
Dean Okulitch took his doctor of philosophy
degree at McGill University and was awarded a
post-doctoral fellowship to Harvard University, where
he worked at the Museum of Comparative Zoology
from 1934 to 1936.
He joined the faculty of the University of Toronto
in 1936 and remained there for ten years before
coming to UBC. He was appointed chairman of the
UBC division of geology, then a part of the
Department of Geology and Geography, in 1953 and
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became head of tne geology department when it was
separated from the geography department in 1959.
He was named acting dean of the Faculty of
Science in 1963 and the following year was
confirmed as dean of the Faculty.
Dean Okulitch is almost equally well-known at
UBC as an outstanding photographer whose prints
have been accepted and won prizes in a number of
photographic salons.
He is also the author of more than 50 publications
in professional journals.
Dr. Barrie M. Morrison, 40, the director of the
Institute of Asian and Slavonic Research, was born in
Toronto and educated at the University of
Saskatchewan, where he received his bachelor of arts
degree in 1954; Oxford University, where he received
his master of arts degree in 1960, and the University
of Chicago, where he was awarded his Ph.D. in 1965.
He has been the recipient of grants from the
Canada Council to undertake research in India. He
joined the UBC faculty in 1966.
Dr. Mark W. Zacher, 33, the new head of the
Institute of International Relations, received his
bachelor of arts degree at Yale University and the
degrees of master of arts and doctor of philosophy at
Columbia University. He has been a member of the
UBC faculty since 1965.
He has made a special study of the United Nations
and in 1966 was the winner of an annual award
offered by a journal of international politics entitled
"international Organization" for a paper entitled
"The Secretary-General and the United Nations'
Function of Peaceful Settlement."
UBC SENATE
ROUNDUP
UBC's Senate has asked the Board of Governors
"to actively provide funds to increase the research
capability of the University in matters of Canadian
concern."
The request, which was included in a notice of
motion given at Senate's Feb. 24 meeting, was
approved at Senate's March 24 meeting. The motion
follows Senate's approval on Feb. 24 of a motion
calling for renewed concern by faculty members for
Canadian content in UBC courses.
Prof. Cyril Belshaw, co-mover with student
Senator Arthur Smolensky of the motion calling for
additional research funds, said he wanted Senate to
reinforce its support of Canadian content with a
request for money to do the back-up research needed
in the humanities and social sciences.
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ADVERTISE POSTS
Advertisement of all vacant faculty and
administrative positions at UBC is now mandatory
except in case, of emergencies, as the result of
motions passed at the March 24 meeting of Senate.
The mandatory advertising of vacant posts was
part of a motion put before Senate by student
Senator Arthur Smolensky. A second clause of the
same motion, asking UBC to press for the adoption of
a similar policy by other Canadian universities, was
rejected.
Senate   also  approved  a  subsequent   motion   by m—V
Prof. C.B. Bourne, of the Faculty of Law, who argued ^^
that   Mr.  Smolensky's  motion  failed  to  take  into
account emergency situations.
Prof. Bourne's motion, approved by Senate, read:
"That emergency appointments may be made
without advertising at the discretion of the academic
vice-president, but that details of all such
appointments must be laid before the senior
appointments committee."
He said this procedure would allow for
emergencies and protect against abuse.
# *      *
NEW COMMITTEE
A committee to consider the expansion and
improvement of student advisory service facilities is
to be established as a result of a motion passed by
Senate on March 24.
Senate also agreed that student Senator G.A.
Letcher's proposals about student counselling and a
notice of motion put by student Senator Ken
Waldman about ideas and instructions for calendar
usage should be referred to the committee for
information.
Mr. Letcher put a motion before Senate asking
that a committee consider: (1) graduate students
acting as counsellors; (2) mandatory counselling for
each student; (3) expansion of emotional counselling
services through the Department of Psychology.
Senate refused to pass Mr. Letcher's motion, but
agreed to a substitute motion for establishment of a
committee to consider the expansion and
improvement of student advisory service facilities.
PARKING
UBC's Traffic and Security Department has begun
to take applications for preferred student parking
space in seven campus parking lots for the 1971-72
academic year.
The preferred student parking spaces are available
only to students who by Aug. 31, 1971, have
completed three years at UBC or are enrolled in
fourth-year or more senior courses in 1971-72.
The system of reserving preferred parking is
designed to give senior students living or working
outside Vancouver during the summer an equal
chance to obtain preferred spaces with those living in
Vancouver.
Students may apply in person or by mail for
preferred parking, but no guarantee can be given that
the space requested will be reserved. Applicants are
required to pay $1 to cover administrative costs.
Preferred parking is available in lots A, C, L, O, R,
S, and W. Only a limited number of spaces are
available in the last three lots.

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