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The offering of three new
degrees in the faculty of graduate studies has been approv-
t ed by the University of British Columbia Senate, President N. A. M. MacKenzie has
Beginning in the next academic
year the department of geography
will offer a program leading to
the doctor of philosophy iPh.D.)
degree, the faculty of law will
offer the master of laws (LL.M.)
degree and the department of
psychiatry will institute a program leading to the master of
science   iM.Sc. i   in  psychiatry.
The provincial government
announced January 25 in the
speech from the Throne in the
legislature that funds would be
provided for the establishment
of a faculty of dentistry at the
University of British Columbia.
The Throne speech also indicated that there would be an
increased operating grant for
the University in the coming
fiscal year.
Dr. John B. Macdonald, president-designate of UBC, said it
was "gratifying, though not unexpected, to learn that the government of British Columbia is
recognizing the growth of higher education in the province
through an increase in funds to
the   University."
He added: "I was pleased,
too, to learn that the longstanding need to establish a
faculty of dentistry will be met
through provision of special
funds for this purpose."
Dr. J. L. Robinson, head of geography department, said UBC
would be the first western Canadian university to offer the Ph.D.
degree  in  geography.
Work will be offered in three
specialized areas — the geography
of western Canada with emphasis
on B.C. and systematic and economic geography.
Dean G. F. Curtis, head of the
faculty of law, said that as part
of the program leading to the
LL.M., students would have the
opportunity of specializing in
three areas — natural resources
law.    international   legal   studies
Continued on page four
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Volume 8, No. 1
January-February, 1962
PRESIDENT-DESIGNATE Dr. John B. Macdonald visited the University of British
Columbia late in January to confer with President N. A. M. MacKenzie, members of the
board of governors, and other University officials. President MacKenzie (left, above) was
on hand to greet Dr. Macdonald at Vancouver International airport. Dr. MacKenzie will
retire July 1.
Dollar Devaluation
Hampering Library
Devaluation of the Canadian
dollar is hampering expansion of
the University of British Columbia's library, according to acting
libiarian  Dr.  Sam  Rothstein.
Dr. Rothstein makes this observation in the annual report of
the UBC librarian to the University  senate.
Canadian libraries once enjoyed
an advantage of about five per
cent in the purchase of books
outside Canada, he says. With the
devaluation of the dollar, purchasers are now at a disadvantage
of nearly five per cent, he says.
'•The net result," Dr. Rothstein
says, "is that we are now paying
almost ten per cent more for imported  books."
Despite this the book stock at
the UBC library reached 500,000
volumes in the past year, the report states. A total of 37.556 volumes were added to the library
collection during the year ending
August 31, 1961, as compared to
32,951 in the preceding year.
These increases warrant no
smugness, Dr. Rothstein writes,
and the UBC library will be truly
adequate only when it provides in
large measure the materials needed for advanced study by its own
faculty,    and    distinguished   only
when its resources attract scholars from other institutions.
Funds available to the library
for the purchase of books held
pretty well static, the report
states, and more input is regularly needed to produce the same
output in a period of constantly
rising book  prices.
Turning to the matter of staff,
Dr. Rothstein says beginning professional salaries, once as good
as any in Canada, have fallen behind those of Alberta and Toronto. The UBC library has never
been able to fill its complement
of professional positions and four
were vacant in the past year.
Ready in
The University has received a gift of $100,000 from
Senator Hartland deM. Mol-
son and his brother Thomas,
and the Molson companies of
Western Canada, to assist in
the construction of a winter
sports center.
Plans for the sports center are
now being prepared by Thompson, Berwick and Pratt, University architects. Dean W. A. Matthews, chairman of the UBC committee dealing with the architects,
said it was hoped construction
would begin in April.
Dean Geoffrey C. Andrew,
UBC's deputy president, has resigned to become executive director of the Canadian Universities Foundation and the National Conference of Canadian
Universities and Colleges in
Dean Andrew, who came to
UBC in 1947, takes up his new
position March 1. The CUF is
the organization which distributes federal aid to Canadian
universities and colleges. The
federal government announced
in February that it was raising
its per capita grant to universities from $1.50 to $2. The
grant is based on the population of each province.
Dean Andrew came to UBC
after service with the Canadian
government. He is a graduate
of Dalhousie and Oxford Universities.
Dean Matthews said the center
would be complete in December
if construction got underway in
The center will cost a total of
$500,000. The students of UBC
have pledged $250,000 toward the
cost of construction and the University will provide a similar
The building will contain a
hockey rink measuring 195 by 85
feet and will have seating accommodation for 1500 persons.
The center will also include eight
sheets of ice for curling, dressing
rooms and a coffee shop.
The center will be constructed
in the vicinity of the War Memorial   gymnasium.
B.C. Lake Yields Old Sea Water
Salt water trapped nearly 10,000
years ago has been discovered in
a land-locked British Columbia
lake by scientists of the Institute
of Oceanography at the University of B.C.
The ancient sea water was
found in a basin of Powell Lake,
near Powell River, a pulp and
paper mill town on Canada's west
coast about 80 miles north of
Discovery of the trapped sea
water confirms a theory that
Powell Lake was once an inlet of
the sea and was cut off when the
land rose thousands of years ago
after the disappearance of an ice
sheet several thousands of feet
The salt water is the oldest
trapped sea water yet discovered,
according to Dr. Peter Williams,   which is the chief component of  landlocked as the result of a fair
a chemist, and one of three scientists at the Institute of Oceanography who carried out the observations.
The salt water begins about 400
feet below the surface of the
lake, Dr. Williams says. The concentration of salt increases with
depth but is only half as salty at
the bottom of the lake as the
water in the Strait of Georgia
less than  a mile  away.
The sea water was trapped
somewhere between 7300 and 12,-
250 years ago, according to Dr.
Williams. It contains no oxygen
and no fish or marine life other
thau bacteria could live in it.
The   water   contains   methane,
natural gas, and hydrogen sulphide, a very poisonous gas which
smells like rotten eggs.
Associated with Dr. Williams in
the Powell Lake work was Dr.
William Mathews, a geologist,
who says that some 13,000 years
ago the area around Powell Lake
was covered with a vast sheet of
ice which helped scour out the
lake's basin.
When the ice sheet retreated,
salt water flowed into the Powell
Lake basin to a depth of at least
200 feet above the present sea
level. The scientists know the
water rose to this height because
the fossil remains of sea organisms have been found at this
height on surrounding mountains.
Powell Lake gradually became
ly   common   geological   phenomenon, according to Dr. Mathews.
When the ice sheet retreated,
the land, relieved of an immense
weight, actually rose up again
until it attained its present height
above the sea.
The scientists think that eventually the salt water in Powell
Lake will mix with fresh water
and disappear. When this will
happen they cannot predict since
the rate of mixing cannot be
As a sidelight to these investigations the scientists have found
that Powell Lake is one of the
deepest lakes in the province.
The   others   are   Quesnel   Lake,
near Quesnel, which has a recorded depth of more than 1,300
feet and Adams Lake, near Salmon Arm, where a depth of 1,200
feet has been recorded. The deepest sounding in Powell Lake was
1,180 feet.
The scientists became interested in Powell Lake as the result
of reports by a Norwegian ocean-
ographer who found salt water at
the bottom of two Scandinavian
lakes. The existence of such lakes
in B.C. had been previously predicted by Dr. N. M. Carter, now
an official of the federal department of fisheries in Ottawa.
The third scientist involved in
the Powell Lake investigations
was Dr. George Pickard, director
of UBC's Institute of Oceanography. U.B.C. REPORTS
January-February,  1962
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Building a University
iShorth after he annonineJ thiU he would retire
on Jul) 1. 1962. President V. A. M. MacKenzie gate
his annual report to the p-or/itce over radio station
C.BU'.    What  folloivs  is  the texi  of  his   address.
This year my report on the work and
welfare of the University of British Columbia will understandably be somewhat different from those that I have given in the past,
this because of my own decision to retire
next July, the Board's announcement of the
appointment of my successor, and the exciting election of a new Chancellor and chairman of our Board, the first time in the
history of universties, I believe, that a
woman has occupied both these offices.
About the University itself: this year our
enrolment has gone up from 11,621 to 13,049.
This has made more acute the problems of
space, of staff and of money that we have
been wrestling with ever since 1944. In
my own opinion, we have just about reached
the end of our tether and unless more
money and more buildings are forthcoming, and that immediately, we will have
to deny admission to this University to many
of the sons and daughters of this Province
who, in normal circumstances, would be
entitled to and should have a university
If this policy of limited enrolment becomes necessary, we will, of course, deal
with it in the approved and customary manner of raising our admission standards so
high that only a limited percentage of our
young people will be able to gain admission.
"There are those who view this as good and
wise, but it does in fact mean, if endorsed,
that far fewer of our young people will
benefit from higher education than their
opposite numbers in the United States or
in the U.S.S.R. and, because of the nature
of our society, it will also probably mean
that we will perpetuate the process of accepting the role of hewers of wood and
drawers of water for our friends and neighbours to the south.
If the money were actually not available in our society I would be prepared to
accept this state of affairs, though I would
continue to fight against it. However, I
do know that we in Canada and in British
Columbia can find money for almost anything and everything provided it is either
"practical", e.g. highways or power development, or ''popular', e.g. cigarettes, liquor,
entertainment, or even cosmetics.
However, we do have a good University
and an unusually fine body of young men
and women from every corner of this province, from every province in Canada, and
from sixty or seventy countries across the
world. This, of course, is as it should be
for a parochial university that limits either
staff or enrolment to its own sons and
daughters is a poor and dull affair and is
not  worthy  of  the  title  ''university."
However, I told you at the outset that
this address was to be somewhat different
because of the unusual circumstances in
which we at the University find ourselves,
and so for the rest of my talk I would
like to say this:
It is difficult to give up the kind of life
that has occupied all my attention and all
my energies over the last forty years, but
the moment comes for every man—no matter how energetic he may still feel—when
he should turn over his work and his dreams
to others.
The passing years bring changes in
everything, and certainly in the life of a
university, in the people who teach in its
classroom and laboratories, and in the subject matter they offer to the young generation. A university is the image of the society
it leads and serves, and the changing patterns of social, political, and cultural life
are reflected directly in its teaching. We
know that month by month and year by
year, new methods, new ideas, new techniques are being added at an amazing rate
to man's treasury of knowledge. In the last
quarter century, great energizing ideas have
come from scientists across the world, ideas
which have changed all our lives, and which
can—if put to proper use—feed the hungry,
cure the sick, and usher in the long reign
of peace. Put to wrong and improper uses,
these same ideas can bring upon the world
the dark night of silence, misery and despair.
And so these are anxious and unsettled
days—days for young men and women who
are energetic, vigorous and wise, and who
can give expression of our aspirations towards the common good, can meet the
threat of incursion by dangerous ideologies,
and can lend direction to a world in search
of solutions to its problems.
It is the role of a university to interpret
to each succeeding generation not only the
spirit of the past, but also the image of the
present, and a vision of what might one day
be. The University of British Columbia has
now reached a critical stage in its development, for it is at the point of becoming one
of the great places of learning in the world.
It had a vigorous, robust, exciting youth.
when a handful of men endowed with remarkable foresight and a sense of mission
assisted at its birth in 1915 and brought it
with difficulty through the lean years of
war and depression. The University came
of age immediately following the Second
World War with the returning veterans,
for it grew suddenly to young manhood;
and in the manner of all young men it was
a little awkward and a little ill-at-ease, but
nevertheless full of fierce imagination and
splendid courage. It has now come to its
middle years, wiser, I hope, and more
mature and richer in experience.
I have been privileged to share directly
in these last two stages of its growth over
eighteen years, and I foresee a most exciting future for the University of British
Columbia. Higher education, once the
privilege of the few. must and will be extended to every young citizen who has the
desire for self-creation and the capabilities
to achieve it; and no force, short of the
Bomb, can stop that forward march. If to
a single young Canadian of this high level
of intelligence we deny the right to transform himself by association with good men,
good minds, and good ideas; if from a single
young Canadian we take the excitement and
exhilaration of discovering the beautiful
things of this life; if we refuse him the possibility of exploring the mysteries of the
physical and spiritual universe, then we
have failed in our responsibilities and in
some way made one life less productive, less
wholesome, less worthwhile. Where the
emotional and mental satisfaction of human
beings is involved, none of us can give
anything less than the best of self—our
maximum energy, our maximum attention.
In all this world there is nothing more important to any man than to assist the young
to remake themselves and the world in
which they live.
During my years at the University of
British Columbia I have participated directly and I hope with some success in
such a process. At the same time, I have
drawn from my work the deepest kind of
pleasure and personal satisfaction. But no
man accomplishes worthy goals without a
debt to others, and I come to the end, of my
presidency as a debtor.
Over the last eighteen years, thousands
of persons in this province have assisted me
in a great adventure: the building of a major
University. And here I am speaking not
only of the staff and students at West Point
Grey but also of men and women everywhere across British Columbia, and across
Canada too, who have encouraged me, who
have helped me, who have urged me on. I
wish it were possible to pay tribute to each
of them fully and in turn.
But,   since   universities   are   concerned
primarily with the training of young men
and women, it is natural that I should think
Continued on page three
President Attends
Eastern Meeting
PRESIDENT N. A. M. MacKENZIE attended recent
meetings of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching and Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association in New York City. He is the only Canadian member
of the boards of trustees of both organizations.
With DEAN GEOFFREY C. ANDREW he attended meetings of
the National Conference of Canadian Universities and Colleges in
Ottawa and Canada Council sessions.
During a visit to the Atlantic seaboard, President MacKenzie
attended opening ceremonies of the new campus of Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland, and visited Prince of Wales
College, Prince Edward Island, where he delivered the annual
Robertson lecture.
• • •
BERNARD R. BLISHEN, assistant professor in the department
of anthropology and sociology has been appointed research director
for the Royal Commission on health services established by the federal government.
Mr. Blishen has been granted leave of absence to head the research staff of the commission which will investigate and report on
existing facilities and future needs of health services in Canada.
• • •
PROF. RALPH D. JAMES, head of the mathematics department,
has been elected president of the Canadian Mathematical Congress.
Other members of the department on the council of the congress are
• • *
C. B. BOURNE of the law faculty has been appointed president
of the  Canadian branch of the International Law Association.
• • •
DR. VLADIMIR KRAJINA, department of biology and botany,
is on leave of absence and in Honolulu as visiting professor of plant
ecology and taxonomy at the University of Hawaii.
• • •
DR. H. L. STEIN and WILFRED H. AULD of the faculty of
education arc co-authors of a new textbook entitled "Guidance"
which has been accepted as the standard text for guidance courses
in B.C. schools. The volume is published by W. J. Gage Ltd. Dr.
Stein has been invited to chair a section on educational research at
the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association  which meets in February in Atlantic  City. New  Jersey.
• • •
W. G. HISLOP, associate professor of civil engineering, was one
of two Canadian and 18 American professors to receive Fellowships
from the Portland Cement Association to the graduate school at
Purdue. The courses offered were in concrete technology, highway
economics  and  planning  and pavement  design.
• • *
HAROLD V. LIVERMORE, associate professor of Spanish, has
received a Gulbenkian Foundation grant of $5,420 to spend a year
in Portugal.
• • •
DR. W. C. GIBSON, Kinsmen professor of neurological research,
has been elected an associate member of the Physiological Society
of Great Britain.
• * •
DR. H. PETER OBERLANDER, associate professor in charge of
community and regional planning, has been appointed by the United
Nations Technical Assistance Administration for a short term mission to the government of Trinidad and Tobago. He will advise
through the town and regional planning division in the prime minister's office on the establishment of an appropriate planning organization. A $220,000,000 development program has been set up by the
• * •
DR. MAX HOWELL, school of physical education and recreation, has been named president-elect of the physical education professional organization, the Canadian Association for Health, Physical
Education and Recreation, at a convention in Hamilton, Ontario.
• * •
W. A. G. VOSS, assistant professor in the department of electrical engineering, has been granted the degree of Ph.D. by the
University of London. The degree of Ed.D. has been granted to
DONALD C. HAMBLETON, assistant professor in education, by
Teachers  College,  Columbia University.
• • •
DR. KASPAR D. NAEGELE, of the department of sociology,
has been named by the Canadian Nurses' Association to direct a
cross-Canada survey of nursing education. The study will attempt
to determine how nursing education should be tailored to meet the
health needs  of Canadian communities.
• • •
DR. P. G. HADDOCK, of the faculty of forestry, was a forestry
consultant for Forestal Forestry and Engineering International
Limited during December, and made a general assessment of a
current reforestation program in southern Italy. He conferred with
foresters in several parts of Italy and with government officials
in Rome.
• • •
DR. J. A. JACOBS, director of the Institute of Earth Sciences,
was named a distinguished lecturer by the Canadian Society of
Exploration Geophysicists during December and visited 10 centres
in the U.S. and Canada on a 14-day lecture tour.
• • - •
GORDON R. SELMAN, assistant director of extension, has been
appointed chairman of the B.C. Indian advisory committee. January-February,  1962
MASSEY GOLD MEDAL for the best piece of architecture completed in Canada in the
past three years has been awarded to the firm of Thompson, Berwick and Pratt, University architects since 1912, for the Thea Koerner graduate center, pictured above. The
center, opened this year, was a gift to UBC from Dr. Leon Koerner, and is named for
his late wife. A silver medal was awarded to the same firm for the new commons block
in  the  Marine  Drive  residence   development.
Geophysics  Professor
Directs  New  Institute
Establishment of an Institute of
Earth Sciences at the University
of British Columbia has been announced by UBC's president, Dr.
N. A. M. MacKenzie.
The president also announced
that Dr. John A. Jacobs, professor of geophysics at UBC, has
been appointed director of the
Institute which will be affiliated
with the faculty of graduate
The Institute presently has 15
graduate students doing advanced
work in the field of geophysics.
In the past four years more than
$200,000 has been received by the
University for work in this field.
Grants have been received
from   the   Canadian   Exploration
Three New Collections
Added to UBC Museum
Three collections of northwest coast Indian artifacts have
been added to the permanent collection of the anthropology
museum at the University of British  Columbia.
The collections were purchased^
with funds provided by Dr. H. R.
MacMillan, who has made a number of grants to the UBC musem
for the enlargement of its permanent collection.
The  first  collection   consists  of
whaling    materials    purchased
Three Students
Go to Seminar
in  Poland
Three University of British Columbia students have been named
to attend the thirteenth international seminar of the World University Service of Canada in Poland during July and August.
The students are John Curtis,
third year arts; Wendy Moir, first
year law, and Bill Neilson, first
year law.
A total of 40 students from all
parts of Canada will take part in
the seminar which begins with
orientation seminars in Montreal
during the last week of June,
The students will take part in
group discussions aboard ship
while en route to Rotterdam, Holland. There they will board a
train for Poznan, Poland, where
introductory lectures lasting four
days will take place.
The group will then visit Warsaw and Crakow and take part in
a two-week seminar in the university centres of Wroclaw and
Poznan. Majority of sessions will
be devoted to group discussions
led by Canadian and Polish staff
from families of Nootka Indians
on the west coast of Vancouver
Island and includes a whaling
harpoon in use up to 1850 and
rattles, charms and dishes for the
whale  feast.
The Nootka were famous as
whalers and often pursued their
quarry for several days far out
to sea. They had many rituals
and charms for the catching, killing, and towing of the dead
whale back to the village where
the entire population turned out
for a feast.
The second collection consists
of carvings in argillite, a black,
shale-like substance found only
in the Queen Charlotte Islands
where it was mined by the Haida
Indians and carved into elaborate
figures and plates and bowls.
Included in the collection is
a carving of a medicine man
dressed in ceremonial robes and
a carved dish which museum officials say is probably the most
elaborate example of its kind in
their collection.
The third collection was
acquired in London from Mr.
David G. Young, whose father
and other relatives were at one
time surveyors and timber dealers in B.C. The collection was
made in B.C. before the turn of
the last century and has been
in London for more than 60 years.
It includes a Nootka "soul boat"
carved from whalebone and used
by medicine men in treating
illness, a series of painted Haida
canoe paddles, and a beautifully-
carved Haida food dish.
Company, the National Research
Council, the Defence Research
Board, the Geological Survey of
Canada, the American Petroleum
Institute, the U.S. office of Naval
Research, the Petroleum Research Fund and the California
Research Corporation.
Dr. Jacobs said the Institute is
presently carrying out work in
the fields of geomagnetism, which
is the study of the earth's magnetic field; nuclear geology, or
the determination of the age of
rocks and problems relating to
the origin of ore bodies; seismology, which is the study of the detection and prediction of earthquakes, and glaciology.
In the latter field teams of
UBC scientists have visited the
Athabaska glacier on a number
of ocasions to determine its age
and movement.
In the future, work in all these
fields will be extended, Dr.
Jacobs said.
Dr. Jacobs has been professor
of geophysics at UBC since 1957.
Born in England, he was educated at the University of London
which awarded him the degrees
of bachelor and master of arts
and doctor of philosophy.
For his contributions to geophysics the University of London this year awarded him the
degree of doctor of science.
Before coming to UBC Dr.
Jacobs lectured at the University
of London and the University of
Toronto. He is a member of numerous professional organizations
and has published more than 50
papers on geophysics.
Last summer Dr. Jacobs was invited to give two papers at an international symposium on cosmic
rays and the Earth storm held at
Kyoto, Japan.
Education Can Solve
the World's Problems
On World Tour
Dr. John K. Friesen, director
of UBC's extension department,
was one of four Canadians named
to attend a conference on university adult education in Accra,
Ghana, during December and
Following the conference Dr.
Friesen embarked on a world
tour which will take him to several other African and Asian
first of the generations of students
who came of age — emotionally
and spiritually — during the time
that I was President. I shall always remember them with the
deepest pride and affection, for
their faces are the faces of
friends. I know that wherever I
go or whatever I do, I shall continue to meet them. Their youth
will make me young again, and
their sense of fulfilment will, at
least in part, be mine to share.
No man could ask for richer rewards.
From the faculty and staff I
have received selfless and dedicated service. Some of them I
count among my closest personal
friends, for universities nourish
between human beings a unique
comradeship, and my life has
been enriched and made the
fuller by association with some of
Canada's best minds and gentlest
of men and women. And to this
I would add my respects and
thanks to the Board of Governors, both past and present members; they made my task the
easier and my life the more
agreeable by their wisdom and
patient understanding.
My travels throughout British
Columbia have taken me to almost every community; from Kiti-
mat to Kamloops, from the Crow's
Nest to the Peace, from the
Yukon to the United States' border, from Vernon- to Victoria,
from Naramata to Nelson. I
have met and come to know
people from every walk of life:
merchants, lumbermen, lawyers,
teachers, fishermen, miners, farmers, stockmen, and so many
others. Many of them are good
friends and I am grateful to them
for their support and encouragement. There is everywhere in
the Province a very real and a
very intelligent interest in the
growth of the University, and
through the years I have been
heartened by expressions of
goodwill from every side.
A community has not only the
right but the duty to criticize the
educational programme offered
to its sons and daughters, and
during my presidency I have
been challenged on many a policy
and many a decision. This is in
every way proper, and I shall always be grateful for your criticisms; we are none of us infallible and it is only through amiable disagreement and debate
that institutions grow, evolve, improve,   and   become   significant.
A great challenge now remains
to my successor. Dr. John Macdonald, for it is his responsibility
to lead many generations of
young British Columbians and
others from outside British Columbia through the exciting years
that lie ahead.
At the same time, it is his responsibility to attract and hold
scholars and students from every
part of the world, indeed to make
this University a moving force in
teaching and research in every
field of human enquiry. I think
he will accomplish that difficult
mission, for he is a young man
who has attained distinction in
the sciences and he is close to
the most recent developments in
the general field of higher education. I would like to welcome
Dr. Macdonald to the University
and offer him my warmest
wishes for his happiness and
I am delighted that one of my
oldest and closest friends will be
associated with Dr. Macdonald on
the Board of Governors. Our new
Chancellor, Mrs. Phyllis Ross, has
been a member of the Board for
the last four years, and her contribution to the work of the University has been of great value,
and I have personally benefitted
by her knowledge ancl understanding of universities and the
principles for which they stand.
A distinguished graduate of this
University, Mrs. Ross had a noteworthy career as an economist,
and at the end of the Second
World War she held the position
of chief reserve economist to the
Canadian Tariff Board and the
Dominion Trade and Industry
Commission. She has been twice
honoured by the University of
British Columbia, having been
awarded an honorary doctorate
hy the Senate and the Great
Trekker Award by the students
in 1954. As Chatelaine of Government House in Victoria. Mrs.
Ross revealed to every citizen of
the Province her warmth, her affection for human beings, her
deep interest in the life and progress of the Province in all its
varied and many-sided aspects.
The University is indeed fortunate to have so distinguished and
so gracious a lady as its new
Chancellor. I congratulate Mrs.
Ross on her election and on behalf of 1he whole University community I wish her success and
happiness in her Chancellorship.
At the same time I wish to pay
a personal tribute to Ann Angus,
who was the other candidate for
Chancellor in the recent election.
She too is a close personal friend.
Mrs. Angus has been associated
with the life and work of this
University for nearly forty-two
years: as an honours student in
English, as a member of the Senate, as the wife of Dr. Henry
Angus who. until his retirement,
was head of the Department of
Economics and Political Science
and Dean of Graduate Studies.
Ann Angus has had a particular
and continuing interest in every
aspect of education and many of
you will recall her valuable work
over the years on the Vancouver
School Board, of which she was
chairman. I know that we will
always be able to count upon her
sound advice and counsel, for her
affection for this University community is abiding and her interest in its progress and welfare is
real and significant.
It is difficult for me to say
everything that I can or would
like to say in the course of this
broadcast. May I leave you with
this single thought. The benefits
of education, extended to as
many of the people of this world
as possible, alone can solve the
grave issues which now confront
us on every hand, nationally and
internationally, politically and
socially. Men who are enlightened, men who are tolerant, men
who possess wisdom will never
resort to war as a solution to
their problem. I continue to believe that all human problems, no
matter how complex or intricate
they may be, can be solved by intelligence, mutual understanding
and goodwill. I believe it is possible, through a process of education, to assist young nations to
find maturity, to bring accord between the great powers, to drive
out fear and want and poverty.
But if such goals are to be
attained, then we must, all of us,
be prepared to make the material
sacrifice which will enable the
young men and women who follow us to reach the limits of their
mental capacities and so make
their own very personal contribution to their community, their
nation, and the world at large. U.B.C. REPORTS
January-February,  1962
Students Benefit from
Bequests to University
The late Charles A. Banks,
former lieutenant-governor o f
B.C. has left more than $1,000,000
for the establishment of a foundation to provide scholarships for
!"worthy and deserving students
in   science   or.  engineering."
The  bequest  to  the   University | half the  income  going for schol-
will    be    used    to    establish   the
Charles A. and Jane C. A. Banks
Mr. Banks, who died September
28, 1961. specified in his will that
the monev is to be invested with
UBC Seeks Volunteers
for Service Overseas
UBC's committee on student service overseas is recruiting, eight graduates for service in Ghana and the British
crown colonies of Sarawak and Fiji.
At present, two graduate home
economists. Judy Foole and
Jocelyn King, are in Ghana
under the auspices of UBC and
Volunteers for International Development, an American organization, taking part in a rural
education program for women.
The committee is currently recruiting two engineers for Ghana,
four teachers for Sarawak and
two agricultural technicians for
Fiji. All applicants must be male
bachelors and hold a university
Dr. Cyril Belshaw, chairman of
the UBC committee, said financial support is being sought from
individuals and organizations to
pay transportation and supplementary costs.
He said UBC hopes to recruit
20 graduates locally for service
overseas. The national organization Canadian University Overseas Service has set an objective
of 100 graduates from all Canada.
Names Last
Dr. Ralph W. Tyler, director
of the Centre for Advanced
Studies in the Behavioural
Sciences at Palo Alto, California, is one of six speakers
remaining in the 1962 lecture
series of the Vancouver Institute.
Dr. Tyler will adress the Institute in the UBC auditorium on
March 3 at 8:15 p.m. as part of
Canadian Education Week.
Complete list of remaining lectures is as follows:
Feb. 10 - Walter Gordon, Toronto chartered accountant and former     royal    commissioner,     on
"Canada's   economic   prospects."
Feb. 17 - Nicholas Goldschmidt.
Vancouver International Festival
artistic director, on A musician's
visit to Communist China."
Feb. 24 - Prof. George Volkoff.
head. UBC physics dept., on
"Nuclear   magnetic   relaxation."
March 3 - Dr. Ralph Tyler.
March 10 - Dr. Alvin Weinberg.
director, Oakridge National Laboratory, on "Scientific organization - its impact on contemporary
March 17 - Prof. W. L. Holland.
head, UBC Asian studies dept..
on "Modernization and tradition -
the clash in Asia."
Former  Dean
Special Lecturer
Dr. J. Miles Gibson, former
dean of the faculty of forestry at
the University of New Brunswick.
has been appointed a special lecturer at the University of British
Dr. Gibson, who retired in 1961.
will lecture on forest policy and
administration in UBC's faculty
of forestry during the second
Before joining the University
of New Brunswick as a professor
of forestry in 1929 Dr. Gibson was
a member of the B.C. forest serv-«
ice. He was named dean of forestry at UNB in 1948,
Dr. Gibson prepared several
reports on forest problems in
B.C. for the Vancouver Foundation in 1955.
Two UBC graduates have been
recruited at the request of the
Canadian high commissioner in
Ghana to teach at Achimota
grammar school near Accra.
The school, where Ghana's
President Kwame Nkrumah was
educated, appealed to UBC
through the commissioner in December.   The graduates recruited
arships in the science or engineering.
The remaining half will be used
to establish a student loan fund
for 'worthy and deserving students in any faculty."
Dean Walter Gage, chairman of
the UBC awards committee, said
he was delighted with the bequest. "Mr. and Mrs. Banks," he
added, "have been generous
friends of the University in the
past and this is further evidence
of their concern for the education
of deserving young men and
• •     •
Law students in need of financial assistance will benefit as the
result of bequests in the will of
the late Mrs. Diana Ogilvy Irving,
who died August 28, 1961, leaving
an estate of $233,000.
Mrs. Irving, a former writer for
the Vancouver Province, willed
the bulk of her estate to the
University for the establishment
of the "Diana and P.A. Irving
Scholarship Trust Fund."
The UBC fund will be based on
the residue of the estate.
In her will, Mrs. Ogilvy stated
that it was her desire to advance
the cause of higher education in
B.C., and in particular to increase
the prestige of the UBC law
The will directs that assistance
to law students be made in the
form of $1,000 annual scholarships. She stressed that they
must be needy and deserving
students of promise.
• *     •
Bulk of the estate of Mrs.
Florence Evalina Heighway, who
died Aug. 20, 1961, has been left
to the University of B.C. and
the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society.
UBC will receive half of the
$260,000 estate as a grant for medical training.
are Graeme Balcom. BASc';'
Lome R. Lane. BSc'61.
Rhodes Scholar
Stuart Robson. a fourth year
honours history student, has been
named Rhodes Scholar for 1962
by a selection committee chaired
by Major-General The Honourable George R. Pearkes. lieutenant-governor of B.C.
The scholarship will take
Kobson to Oxford University for
two years starting next October.
The award is worth about $2,000
A graduate of Lord Byng high
school where he was president
of the student council and active
in sports, Robson has received
only one award previously - a $:i0
prize from Lord Byng.
At UBC Robson has been
active on the Men's Athletic
Association, the UBC World University Service committee and
the President's committee on
student service overseas.
A first class student. Robson
hopes to teach after attending
Continued from page one
and labour law.
The new program leading to
the master of science in psychiatry degree will have a dual purpose, according to Dr. James Ty
hurst, head of the department of
The program will train nonmedical graduates for psychiatric
r e s c a r e h in the increasingly-
important area of mental health
and will provide the opportunity
for medical graduates to specialize in the field of psychiatry.
The president also announced
that the Senate has approved the
offering of an honours bachelor
program in the school of home
Miss Charlotte Black, director
of the home economics school.
said an additional year would be
added to the present program for
the   honours  degree.
Requirements for the honours
program will include additional
science and other courses and
will allow a broader selection of
courses along the line of the student's interest.
.   .   .   alumni    appointment
Gordon A. Thorn, a commerce graduate of the University of British Columbia,
has been appointed assistant
director of the UBC Alumni
Mr. Thom assumed his duties
as assistant director on January
1, 1962.
Mr. Thom succeeds Tim Hollick-Kenyon, recently appointed
director of the Alumni Association. Mr. Thom will be responsible for the work of Alumni divisions, annual events and programs devoted to support of the
Mr. Thom graduated from UBC
with a bachelor of commerce degree in 1956 and was employed by
Imperial Oil.
While employed by Imperial
Oil he was granted leave to study
at the University of Maryland
where he received the degree of
master of business administration in 1958.
Mr. Thom has been active in
alumni affairs as a member of
the commerce division. He was
chairman of the division's graduate placement and graduate seminar committees.
The UBC Alumni Society in
Great Britian has merged with
the Canadian Universities Society
of the United Kingdom.
The CUS exists to help all Canadian graduates and students
living in Britian and arranges
formal and informal social functions and is active in promoting
the "Canadian scholar at Cambridge" scheme which will
provide a permanent scholarship
equivalent to the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford.
A place at Peterhouse, the
oldest of the Cambridge colleges,
has already been reserved for
this purpose.
UBC graduates or students
interested in contacting the CUS
while in England should write
to Mrs. R. M. Stretton, 46 Ferry
Road, Barnes, S. W. 13, London
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,
Mrs. J. W. Kennedy (Margaret
C. Irvine) BA30: Shirley Noreen
Kennedy, BA48; Wm. C. Kennedy,
BA42; Patricia M. L. Kennett
BA49; Margaret Patricia Kerr,
BA34; Mrs. Anne H. Keyes
(Semak) BA49.
George Roy Lowe, BA38; Jean
Agnes Lowrence, BA34; Claribel
Lugsdin, BA31; Mrs. J. C. Lynch,
BSA45 (Constance L. B. Still);
Harold E. Lyons, BA38; Robt.
Harvey Lyons, BASc39.
John Mackend, BA48; David
Anthony Mackie, BCom48; Mer-
vyn F. Madill, BA50; Fred Hiro-
shi Maikawa, BA29.
Robt. A. Malcolm, BASc49; Mrs.
John H. Manley, BA28, (Kathleen
P. Baird); Berl Marantz, BASc49;
Jean E. Margolis, BA31; Wm. J.
G. Martin, LLB48; Rosetta Mar-
tindale, BA37; Laurence R. Masters, BSA45.
Glenn F. Matthews, BASc46:
John C. Maxwell, BSA 42; Molly
Meighen, BA41: Margaret E. Men-
zies, BA48: Richard T. Merrick,
BCom48; Delbert J. Miller, BA49;
Mrs. Gertrude E. Miller, BA41;
John E. Millman, BA53; Morton
Mitchner, BA47, MA48; Leslie L.
Mock, BA48.
Dorothea Monkman, BA42; Gerald Donald Moore. BA51; Joan
Ida Moore, BA48; John Henry
More, BCom52; John George Morgan, BA31, MA34; Arthur Morris,
BA47, MA48; Joseph Lee Morrison, BCom43; Mary R. Morriss,
BA27; Norman Alan Morton, BA-
Sc41; Stirling Morton, BA50; Max
Everett Moss, BA41; Mrs. R. J. F.
Moss, BA33, (Celia F. Lucas).
George Howard Mossop. BA35,
MA37; Georgina R. Mulholland,
BA31; Wm. Horace Muncy, BA40;
Mrs. E. Bernice Murray i Young),
BA48; James Alex McAllister, BA
43; Henry John McCabe, BA39;
David Frederick McColl, BA50;
Douglas Hugh McDonald, BA51.
Hector James MacDonald, BA51;
Ian Ross MacDonald. BAScSl:
F O James R. MacDonald. BA50;
Jean Graeme McDonald, BComSO;
Angus J. P. McDougall, BAScSO;
Neil A. MacDougall. BASc50; Thomas G. MacFarlane, BA47: Donald
John McGregor, BASc40: Florence
G. McGuiness. BA49. BSW50: Wm.
John Mclntyre. BA39.
Donald Hugh McKay, BAScSO;
Katherine McKay, MA23; Margaret MacKay, BA34: Mrs. Wm. D.
McKay, (Margaret W. Hubbs),
BA33; Janet H. McKellar, BA39;
Bruce James McKendrick. BCom
46; Murray Everett McKenney,
BA50; Ian MacD. MacKenzie,
BCom49; James Conrad MacKenzie, BA45.
Eliz. Anne McKinnon, BA39;
Dorothy Eva McLaren. BA34;
Catherine A. McLeod. BA36: Donald Thomas McLeod. BCom46:
Margaret Phillips McLeod, BA32.
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