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Array UBC's LIBRARY now has a balanced look
as the result of the addition of a new south wing
to the building. Official opening of the new library wing will take place on Thursday, October
27 at 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with fall congregation  ceremonies   and    homecoming.    Special
speaker will be Dr. Louis B. Wright, director of
the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington,
D.C. The new wing contains a college library,
a science reading room and a division of special collections on the top floor. As a result of
the expansion the seating capacity of the build
ing has been doubled. The wing, which was
constructed and equipped at a cost of $1,710,458,
was made possible by gifts from the UBC Development fund, Walter C. Koerner, the Canada
Council and the provincial government. Wing
has been open since start of current term.
Volume 6, No. 5
September-October, 1960
Prince George Site of
Extra Mural Teaching
The UBC senate has approved a new development in
extra mural teaching, President N. A. M. MacKenzie announced recently. |    He said that Ronald j  Baker
an assistant professor in the UBC
English department, will live in
Prince George for the 1960-61
academic year to offer three
courses in University English at
Prince George high school.
The president said that hitherto the University has offered
single courses off campus at
i Kelowna, Nanaimo and other
j points. In these cases a professor
visited these cities once a week
and then returned to UBC.
In the case of Prince George,
the president said, it will mark
the first time that a University
teacher has been in residence off
the campus for a full academic
The proposal was made some
months ago by the Prince George
school board, the president said,
and after careful consideration
the faculty of arts and senate
had agreed to the program on a
one-year, experimental basis.
Mr. Baker will be in Prince
George from mid-September until May, 1961, and will offer English 200, literature and composition; English 300, composition,
and English 439, modern English
and its background. Mr. Baker is
teaching or has taught all these
courses at UBC.
The courses will be offered for
credit and students will be required to register in the normal
way at UBC and pay the regular
fee of $66 per course.
Three hours of lectures per
course per week will be given in
the evening and on Saturday
mornings. Students will write the
same examinations at the same
time as students attending UBC
in Vancouver.
The president said the Prince
George school board had agreed
to underwrite the full cost of the
experimental program.
. . . to Prince George
Three Reelected
to UBC Board
Three members of the UBC
senate have been reelected to the
board of governors, President N.
A. M. MacKenzie has announced.
Those reelected are Kenneth P.
Caple, Nathan Nemetz, Q.C., and
Leon J. Ladner, Q.C. The University Act states that senate
will elect three members to the
board  for  a three-year  period.
Mr. Ladner and Mr. Nemetz
have served on the board since
1957. Both are practising lawyers
in Vancouver. Mr. Caple, B.C.
director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, was elected
to the board last year to fill the
vacancy created by the expiration of the term of office of Mr.
Justice Arthur E. Lord.
. . . heads commerce
Named Dean
of Faculty
Dr. Gordon Neil Perry,
former assistant director of
the World Bank in Washington, D.C, has arrived at UBC
to take up his duties as dean
of the faculty of commerce
and business administration.
Dean Perry, who graduated
from UBC in 1933 with honours
in economics, succeeds Dr. E. D.
MacPhee, who has been named
dean emeritus and assistant to
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
in charge of finance and administration and as a member of the
teaching faculty.
Dean Perry is a graduate of
Victoria College and following
graduation from UBC he did
postgraduate work at Harvard.
Dean Perry was a B.C. civil
servant for a number of years
as secretary of the Economic
Council and later as director of
the bureau of economics and
statistics and advisor on domin-
Continued on page 3
Two New Buildings
To Open Officially
UBC's Homecoming celebrations and fall congregation
coincide for the first time in University history this year and
the result is a greatly enriched program for returning
The three-day program, which begins October 27, will
feature a symposium to mark the opening of the Andrew
Hutchinson wing of the biological sciences building and three
lectures to mark the opening of the new south wing of the
library as well as the traditional events surrounding homecoming.
At fall congregation on October 27 six persons, including the Honourable Howard Green, Canada's minister for
external affairs, will receive honorary degrees.
Mr. Green will receive the degree of doctor of laws
(LL.D.) with Dr. John W. Gardner, president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, who will deliver the congregation address.
Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) degrees will be conferred
on two of the world's leading librarians at the congregation. They will be awarded to Dr. Louis B. Wright, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington,
D.C, and Sir Frank C. Francis, director and principal librarian of the British Museum  in  London,  England.
Doctor" of Science (D.Sc.) degrees will be conferred on
Mr. S. C. Barry, deputy minister of agriculture in the federal government and a UBC graduate, and Professor
T. W. M. Cameron, director of the Institute of Parasitology
at MacDonald College,  a branch of McGill University.
The library wing will be opened October 27 at 8:30 p.m.
Special speaker will be Dr. Louis B. Wright. The Honourable Ray Williston, provincial minister for lands and forests, will officially open the biological sciences wing at
4 p.m. on October 28.
Homecoming celebrations begin at 8:30 p.m. October 28
with a keynote lecture in Room 106 of the Buchanan Building by Sir Frank Francis.
On October 29 there will be three panel discussions in
the UBC law building on the future of Canadian universities, Canadian standards of scholarship and athletics as
Following the panels the annual homecoming luncheon
will be held in the field house. In the afternoon graduates
may tour the campus by bus or attend the football game
in the UBC stadium.
Class reunions will be held in the evening followed by
the annual homecoming ball in the lounge of Brock Hall.
A complete schedule of the events taking place during
the three-day period will be found on page 2.
ALMOST 1,000 TO 11,629
A total of 11,629 students had registered for the
1960-61 winter session when UBC Reports went to press
at the end of September.
The unofficial figures were released by the registrar's
office. More detailed figures will be available during
UBC's winter session enrolment has increased almost
1000 over last year. A total of 10,642 were registered for
the 1959-60 session. Earlier officials in the registrar's
office had predicted an enrolment of 11,300 for this
session. U.B.C. REPORTS
September-October, 1960
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa. Published by the University of
British Columbia and  distributed free  of charge to friends and graduates of the University. Permission   is   granted   for   the   material   appearing herein to be reprinted freely.
(The most recent of President N. A. Af.
MacKenzie's annual reports to the board of
governors and senate deals with some aspects
of higher education in B.C. What follows are
excerpts from the main essay of the report.)
". . . Our concern for the students
already at Point Grey . . . has not
blinded us to the needs of higher education in the province as a whole. In the
last few years I, and many of my colleagues, have studied the various ways in
which the University might best serve
our communities. Contrary to some reports, I have never been opposed in principle to junior colleges, and they have
been the subject of much thought and discussion at the University. As we have
read the briefs in favour of various junior
colleges, we have been conscious that such
institutions might help to solve some of
our own problems. Some of my colleagues
have seen them as institutions which
might help us provide higher education
for the increasing number of people who
are demanding it. Some, in spite of all the
evidence to the contrary, from such places
as California, have even envisaged a situation in which junior colleges would be
able to educate the vast numbers of freshmen and sophomores, leaving senior undergraduates and professional education
to the campus at Point Grey.
"Consequently, we were very interested
in the new legislation passed by the provincial government this year which
opened the way to provincial and district
colleges. We have long been aware of the
fact that high school students in some
parts of the Province have less chance of
attending University than those in the
lower mainland area.  .  .  .
"As one who has repeatedly urged that
we try to provide higher education for all
of our young people who have the capacity
and desire for it, who has argued indeed
that the future welfare of our society depends on our willingness to do so, I cannot
look at the present situation with satisfaction. We need as many well educated
people as we can get. . . .
"In addition to the inequity of the present situation and to our self-interest in
educating as many young people as are
capable, there are other arguments for
junior colleges. The main ones proposed,
I think, are that UBC is becoming too big
and that junior colleges would be beneficial to the communities in which they
are located. I cannot agree that the total
size of an institution is necessarily significant. Some of the best universities in the
world are very large indeed, and are good
at least in part because their size enables
talented men of wide and varied experience to work together. I would agree that
some of our classes could well be smaller
and that the student-teacher ratio could
b& improved so that the staff might spend-
more time with individual students. But
we could make that improvement only if
We are prepared to spend more money
per student than we now do. Since I cannot imagine any government using taxes
inequitably to provide, say, classes of
freshmen English of 25 in junior colleges
without making the same thing possible
at the University, I cannot see that junior
colleges would substantially alter the
amount of individual attention given to
students. If it is the total size of UBC
that is objected to, and no one has been
able to show that total size is relevant,
I suggest that as Victoria College enriches
its course offerings and increases its facilities, it will be able to accommodate more
students interested in the liberal arts.
"The other important argument for
junior colleges, that they benefit the community, is irrefutable. The typical junior
college in the U.S.A. provides two years
of academic education for students proceeding to university, terminal courses
and vocational courses for students not
going to university, and adult education
for the whole community. But like many
other desirable services, junior colleges
are expensive, and we must decide as a
community whether or not we are prepared to pay for them as well as pay the
increasing costs of our schools and University. Sometimes, to students or parents
who see only the immediate cost to themselves, junior colleges appear as a less expensive way of providing education. But
for the community, which is, in the final
analysis, responsible for meeting the final
costs of a junior college, this is scarcely
true. It has been estimated that the new
junior college at Lethbridge, the only public junior college in Canada as far as I
know, costs the taxpayer more than would
be spent in giving every student in attendance a $1200 scholarship to continue his
studies at any institution of his choice.
"Any reservations I have about the desirability of promoting the establishment
of junior colleges are based largely on the
costs involved. Until we are prepared to
spend much more per student than we
now do, I can at present see no way of
making adequate financial provision for
new colleges without increasing the shortage of operating revenue for UBC and
Victoria College. When one reviews the
history of higher education in our province, one cannot fail but note how repeatedly the university has been hampered by lack of money.  .  .  .
"On the other hand, assuming that the
province is prepared to spend more money
per student, I would like to consider the
place junior colleges might occupy in our
total educational system. It is most important that they operate, as does Victoria
College, in very close cooperation with the
University, perhaps under a common
board of governors. And since it is unlikely that all the communities wanting
junior colleges could get them at once, I
suggest that their location and financing
might be studied by an impartial board of
enquiry or Royal Commission.  .  .  .
"Better perhaps, would be an enquiry
into the whole problem of education beyond the high school in British Columbia.
Such an enquiry would determine objectively whether there is in fact a need for
junior colleges and what courses of study
these junior colleges should offer to provide the maximum benefit to the citizens of the community in which they are
located.  .  .  .
"It is, of course, possible to take certain
elements of the University to the student
rather than to bring the student to the
University. ... It is quite possible and
feasible to use the facilities already available through the Department of Education or our Department of Extension. This
latter department ... is at present offering courses in various parts of the
province. I can foresee a time when Extension Centers, located in the principal
urban areas of British Columbia, might
provide the nuclei of colleges to be developed later.
. "Another possibility ... is to foster
the growth and development of Grade XIII
classes in high schools. . . . However,
there is always the danger that Grade
XIII may simply be a continuation of high
school experience and not truly an introduction to the teaching and research
methods used at a university.
"If we did create junior colleges, we
should be most careful that they are academically equal to the universities. Here
in Canada we have been fortunate because
on the whole we have avoided complex
accreditation systems. Almost without ex-
ception our university degrees are comparable, and we are able to accept one
another's standards. It would be disastrous if we were to establish junior colleges whose graduates found that their
two years of work failed to obtain credit
at a reputable university.  .   .   .
The following table lists the events to be held in
conjunction with UBC's fall congregation ceremonies
and homecoming later this month.
12:30—Presentation of the Great Trekker award at
homecoming rally in the War Memorial Gymnasium.
2:30—Fall congregation in the Armoury. Names of
honorary degree recipients are listed on page
one. The conferring of degrees will be followed
by a sod-turning ceremony on the site of the
new education building to the south of the faculty
of medicine buildings. Following the ceremony
tea will be served in the common block of the
new residence development.
6:30—Friends of the University dinner in Broek Hall.
8:30-—Official opening of the new south wing of the
University library. The occasion is the fail
meeting of the Friends of the University library and the public is invited to attend. The
speaker will be Dr. Louis B. Wright, director
of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C, on "Research libraries and the advancement of learning."
12:30—Panel discussion in Buchanan 106 on the topic
"Should Canadian university students prepare
themselves for international service."
3:30—Symposium in the Buchanan building outlining
the new services of the University library. The
event, entitled "The library: revised and enlarged edition," is sponsored by the Senate library committee and the B.C. Library Association.
4:00—Official opening of Andrew Hutchinson wing of
the biological sciences building by the Honourable Ray Wilhston, minister of lands and forests
in the provincial government. The opening,
which will take place in room 2000 of the building, will be followed by an address by Professor T. W. M. Cameron, head of the Institute of
Parasitology at MacDonald College. His subject
is "It takes two to make a parasite." The public
is invited.
6:30—Annual medical division alumni banquet at the
University Club, 1021 West Hastings. Speaker
will be Dr. Wilder Penfield of McGill University.
6:30—Class of 1925 reunion in the Faculty Club, UBC.
8:00—^r. Frederick Hisaw, director of biological laboratories at Harvard, will speak in the biological
sciences building on "Evolution of viviparity
and related endochrine controls."
8:30—Lecture in room 106 of the Buchanan building
by Sir Frank C. Francis, director of the British
Museum, London, England. His topic will be
"Libraries—The Great International Network."
The event is sponsored by the UBC library and
the Alumni Association.
9:00—Faculty  homecoming  coffee  parties  in  Brock
Hall.  This event is to allow graduates to meet
their former teachers.
10:00—Three panel discussions begin in the law building. Titles of the panels are "The future of our
universities," "Are Canadian standards in education and scholarship too low?" and "Athletics
as education." Among the participants will be
Dr. Hugh Keenleyside, Dr. Wilder Penfijejd, Eric
P. Nicol, Frank Read and Herb Capozgi.
10:30—Dr. Albert Wolfson of the department of biology
at Northwestern University will speak in the
biological sciences building on "Enviroapojental
and physiological factors in the timing of bird
12:00—Homecoming chicken barbecue in the fieldhouse.
2:00—Homecoming football game at the UBC stadium.
Thunderbirds vs. the University of Saskatchewan.
6:30—Class reunion dinners begin at the following
places: Class of 1920—Faculty Club; 1930—Buch-
nan building; 1935—Mildred Brock room, Brock
Hall; 1940—cafeteria in basement of auditorium;
1945—International House; 1950—lounge of
Brock Hall.
8:00—The Vancouver Institute will hold its regular
Saturday night lecture. Speaker and place of
meeting will be announced later. Watch your
9:00 - 1 a.m.—Annual homecoming ball for UBC graduates will be held in the lounge of Brock Hall.
Entertainment and music for dancing.
NOTE: The B.C. Lions will be playing at Empire Stadium on Saturday night. Arrangements have
been made to transport graduates who attend
reunions to Empire Stadium by bus in time for
the opening whistle. September-October, 1960
$2 Million Mark Near
In Victoria Fund Drive
A total of $1,950,000 has been subscribed in cash or
pledges to the drive to raise funds for the development of
Victoria College, according to figures released by the Col-
^lege's development board.
Four B.C. fishing companies have combined to provide
funds for the establishment
of a chair in fisheries biology
in the Institute of Fisheries
at UBC.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
has announced the establishment
of the chair and the appointment
of Dr. Norman J. Wilimovsky,
chief of marine fisheries for the
State of Alaska, as associate professor in the department of zoology and the Institute of Fisheries.
The four companies which have
agreed to support the chair with
an annual grant are B.C. Packers
Ltd., Canadian Fishing Co. Ltd.,
Nelson Brothers Fisheries Ltd.,
and Anglo - British Columbia
Packing Ltd.
Professor P. A. Larkin, director of UBC's Institute of Fisheries, said Dr. Wilimovsky would
carry out research for the development of better techniques for
prediction and regulation of commercial fisheries so that maximum yields consistent with conservation can be  achieved.
"To date," Prof. Larkin said,
"our work has been chiefly in
the field of fish classification and
the biology of fresh water fishes.
We have felt that an increasing
emphasis on the management of
our marine fisheries was desirable and Dr. Wilimovsky's experience in Alaska makes him
particularly well-suited for this
kind of work."
Dr. Wilimovsky is a graduate
of the University of Michigan
where he received the degrees
of bachelor of science and master
of arts. He did further postgraduate work at Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey, California,
and at Stanford University which
awarded him his doctorate in
He directed several research
projects at Stanford and served
as a research associate there until 1956 when he was appointed
to his present position in Alaska.
In Alaska, Dr. Wilimovsky developed a number of new research techniques including the
use of radioactive tracer tags for
studies of fish population.
B.C.'s fishing industry makes
many other contributions for the
support of fisheries work at UBC,
■ including four scholarships and
support of the library fund for
the purchase of books on fisheries
and assistance in scientific investigations.
Officials hope to have $2,000,000
in the fund by the end of 1960.
They plan to continue the campaign until their objective of $2,-
500,000 is reached.
The provincial government has
promised to match all contributions to the fund and with additional Canada Council grants the
College will be able to carry out
the first phase of its building
Plans are now being made for
the opening of a $350,000 building containing offices, classrooms, a bookstore and faculty
rooms. Completion date is the
end of December this year.
Plans for a new science building are on the drawing boards
and tenders will be called in
April next year. The threeT
storey structure, for the departments of chemistry, physics and
the biological sciences, will be
finished in the fall of 1962. Cost
is estimated at $2,000,000.
Other units on the building
program are a student union
building, a library and a new
heating plant.
•     •     •
In the absence of Dr. W. H.
Hickman, Victoria College principal currently in Europe on a
year's leave of absence, Prof.
Robert T. Wallace has been
named principal of the College.
ton of Pembroke College,
Oxford, editor of one of die
leading text books' in common law, will be a visiting
professor in UBC's law faculty this academic year. He
is a graduate of the University of Dublin and Oxford.
Parents of Frosh
Again Invited to
Visit University
Nearly 3,000 invitations have
been sent out to parents of freshman students at the University
of British Columbia inviting
them to be guests of UBC on
October 22.
The oc2asion will be the second
annual "University Day" designed to acquaint the parents of
first year students with the conditions under which their children live and work at UBC and
the services which are available
to  them.
The event will begin with an
assembly in the UBC auditorium
at 9:30 a.m. Speakers will be
President N. A. M. MacKenzie,
Dean Walter Gage, John F. McLean, director of student services, and David Edgar, president
of the student council.
Tours of the campus will follow from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
when a buffet lunch will be
served in Brock Hall. Parents
will be free to attend a football
game in the afternoon or explore
the campus further.
The committee arranging for
the event is a joint faculty-student body. Last year more than
800 parents from all parts of the
province attended the event.
Contract Awarded
for Chemical
Fnaineering  Unit
Anglin - Norcross (Western)
Ltd. have been awarded a contract for $608,637 for construction
of a new building for the department of chemical engineering at
the University of British Columbia.
The new building will be the
first of six to be constructed on a
15-acre site at the south end of
the campus for the faculty of
applied science.
The three-story chemical engineering building will contain 30,000
square feet of space and will cost
$750,000 when complete. It will
be finished in August, 1961. A
total of 10 companies submitted
The applied science development calls for construction of a
central building containing a
reading room and classroom facilities required for all engineering students.
Grouped around the central
building will be five smaller units
for the departments of chemical,
civil, mechanical and elec*Tir:al
engineering and the department
of mining and metallurgy.
Construction of other buildings
in the development will be undertaken as soon as funds are
available, President N. A. M.
MacKenzie said.
Residence Wing
Opened at College
A new $200,000 men's residence
at St. Mark's College was officially opened in a simple ceremony
of blessing by the Most Reverend
W. M. Duke, archbishop of Vancouver, during September.
The building, completed last
spring, houses 50 students and
doubles the residence accommodation of the college.
Continued from page 1
ion-provincial relations.
He helped formulate the 1947
tax-rental scheme and participated in earlier discussions between
the provincial and federal governments over the equitable distribution of tax revenues.
Later he joined the department
of finance in Ottawa and took
part in the development and
operation of the International
Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund.
He was financial counsellor at
the Canadian embassy in Washington for two years and alternate director for Canada on the
boards of the International Monetary Fund and the International
Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank).
In 1954, at the invitation of
Eugene Black, president of the
World Bank, he joined that organization and served as assistant
director. He has had special assignments in Pakistan, Ethiopia
and South America.
•     •     •
Dr. E. D. MacPhee, who continues as a member of the University faculty, came to UBC ten
years ago as director of the
school of commerce which was
then a part of the faculty of arts.
He   became  the  first  dean   of
the faculty of commerce and business administration in 1956.
For 20 years prior to coming to
UBC Dr. MacPhee was a managing director or senior executive
in a variety of industrial and
commercial organizations in Canada and Great Britain.
Dr. MacPhee was educated at
Acadia University and the University of Edinburgh and following World War I he lectured at
Acadia and the Universities of
Alberta and Toronto.
From 1929 until his return to
UBC he was employed in industry. During World War II he
built and established factories
for aircraft production and repairs in Great Britain.
President Reappointed
To Canada Council
PRESIDENT N. A. M. MacKENZIE has been reappointed
to the Canada Council for his second three-year period of
A trip to Mexico City was made by the president early in September for the purpose of attending the third general conference of
the International Association of Universities. The conference, which
is held every five years, took place at the National University of
• • •
DEAN E. D. MacPHEE, assistant to the president, attended an
international management conference sponsored by the Organization
for European Economic Cooperation in Paris in September.
• • •
DEAN NEVILLE V. SCARFE of the faculty of education attended a meeting of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, last August when he delivered the
first address of the program.
• • •
DR. VLADIMIR J. KRAJINA, professor of forest ecology, was
among speakers at the annual meetings of the American Institute of
Biological Sciences at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater,
Okla., in August. He later attended the World Forestry Congress in.
Seattle, Wash.
• • •
PROFESSOR FINLAY MORRISON, assistant to the dean of the
faculty of pharmacy, has been elected chairman of the Canadian
Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties. GORDON GROVES, associate professor in pharmacy, has been appointed editor of the Canadian Conference's bulletin.
• • •
PROFESSOR JACOB BIELY, head of the poultry science department, has received an award "for outstanding service and guidance in teaching the science of poultry" and a cheque for $1,000 from
the Ralston Purina Company of St. Louis, Missouri.
• • •
DR. CYRIL BELSHAW, associate professor in the department
of anthropology and sociology, delivered a paper at a seminar dealing
with "Capital saving and credit in peasant societies" held at Burg
Wartenstein, Austria, in August.
• • *
DR. C. A. ROWLES, professor and chairman of the department
of soil science, attended the 7th International Soil Science Congress
held at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, during
• • •
PROFESSOR WILLIAM M. ARMSTRONG, of mining and metallurgy represented the university at the General Electric conference
on "The science underlying the behavior of materials" in Schenectady, New York, in September.
• • *
PROFESSOR V. F. LYMAN of the School of Architecture has
embarked on a study of window installation for the division of
building research, National Research Council. He will ask for
cooperation of architects in reports on unusual window installations.
• • •
DR. MARGARET ORMSBY, professor of history, has been
appointed to the historic sites and monuments board of Canada.
Dr. Ormsby attended the annual meeting of the British Columbia
Historical Association where she presented a report on the study
of local history in Canada.
• • •
DR. F. HENRY JOHNSON, professor in the college of education, has been elected president of the British Columbia Historical
Association. JOHN E. GIBBARD, associate professor in the same
department, has been named secretary.
• • *
GORDON SELMAN, associate director of University Extension,
has been elected president of the United Nations Association, Vancouver branch, and vice-chairman of the agency cooperation committee of the Community Chest and Councils of Greater Vancouver.
• • •
DR. R. B. KERR, professor in the faculty of medicine, has been
elected to the National Cancer Institute of Canada.
• • *
DEAN GEOFFREY C. ANDREW has been named an executive
committee member for the National Conference of Canadian Universities and Colleges.
• • •
DR. VLADIMIR KRAJINA has been elected president of the
International House Association.
• • •
J. N. FINLAYSON, former dean of the faculty of applied science,
is one of five prominent Canadian engineers to receive honorary
memberships in the Engineering Institute of Canada.
• • •
E. L. WATSON, assistant professor, agricultural mechanics, has-
been elected president of the B.C. branch, Agricultural Institute
of Canada.
• • •
DEAN JOHN F. McCREARY, head of the faculty of medicine,
has been appointed to the 12-member Defence Research Board for
a term of three years.
• • *
PROFESSOR P. H. WHITE, head of the department of estate
management, has been awarded the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors Gold Medal for 1961.
• • *
AUBREY ROBERTS, assistant to the president and director of
the Development Fund, is one of six civic leaders named to a citizens' committee to investigate the problems of the Vancouver Community Chest and other fund raising organizations. U.B.C. REPORTS
Vancouver Institute
Lists Saturday Talks
Three Canadian university presidents will be among the
21 persons delivering lectures to the Vancouver Institute on
Saturday evenings in Room 106 of the Buchanan building
beginning October 15.
*   A program listing speakers and
subjects is available through the
September-October, 1960
Find New
Arctic Fish
Belief that a land bridge once
connected Asia with North America has been strengthened as a
result of a summer expedition by
scientists from UBC's Institute of
The expedition, headed by Dr.
C. C. Lindsey, found fresh water
fishes on St. Lawrence Island in
the Bering Sea between Alaska
and Russia. Dr. Lindsey, curator
of fishes at UBC, claims the three
6pecies of fresh water fishes
found could not have reached the
island except through the fresh
water channels of a land bridge.
The three specimens found on
the island, which is about 100
miles in length and within sight
of the Russian coastline, are the
Alaska black fish, the Arctic
grayling and the slimy sculpin.
The Alaska black fish is found
only in the Arctic near the Bering Sea. The grayling is a sports
fish' attracting increasing interest
in Northern B.C.
The summer expedition, sponsored by an annual grant from
Dr. H. R. MacMillan and the
Arctic Institute, yielded 1300
pounds of fish which was preserved for study by scientists at
Dr. Lindsey and his associates
also made a trip to the headwaters of the Peel river in the
Yukon in search of the "popcorn"
. fish, so-called because of numerous bumps on its head. Despite
repeated attempts to net the fish
the party was unable to capture
Indian tales of fresh water flying fish were investigated at another lake reached by chartered
The flying fish proved to be
dwarf Arctic grayling, a small
fish with large fins. The lake investigated was so overpopulated
with the fish that their constant
leaping into the air for food
sounded like rain falling on the
lake surface.
Honorary Lecturer
Frank Read, coach of the UBC
rowing crew which won a silver
medal at' the recent Olympic
Games in Rome, has been appointed a special lecturer in the
school of physical education, and
recreation, President N. A. M.
MacKenzie has announced.
Read will give special lectures
on international competi t i o n,
training, coaching and leadership.
Professor Robert Osborne, head
of the physical education school,
said it is hoped that Read will
also act as advisory coach for
future rowing teams.
Information Office. All lectures
begin at 8:15 p.m. and admission
is free.
A partial list of lectures follows:
October 15: Dean David Thomson, vice-principal, McGill, "Science and Poetry."
October 22: The Hon. Jack
Pickersgill, MP, former minister
of citizenship and immigration,
"The future of immigration to
October 29: Speaker to be announced.
November 5: Dean Geoffrey C.
Andrew, deputy president, UBC,
"Socialized education in New
November 12: Dr. Northrop
Frye, principal, Victoria College,
Toronto, "Have we become illiterate?"
November 19: Dean David Myers, faculty of applied science,
UBC, "The next fifty years in
November 26: Dr. Claude Bis-
sell, president, University of Toronto, "The future of higher education in Canada."
December 3: Dr. A. Davidson
Dunton, president, Carleton University, Ottawa, "Who should go
to college and why?"
December 10: Dr. Ian McT.-
Cowan, department of zoology,
UBC, "Of mice and men — the
biology of numbers."
January 7: Dean F. H. Soward,
department of history, UBC, The
international outlook." Please
note that this lecture will be held
in the UBC auditorium.
January 14: Dr. Murray G.
Ross, president, York University,'
Toronto, "Are universities getting
too big?"
January 21: Dr. Hugh Keenley-
side, chairman, B.C. Power Commission, "Black and white and
the Commonwealth."
January 28: G. O. B. Davies, department of history, UBC, "The
Commonwealth — fact, fiction
and prophecy."
Rockefeller Fund
Makes Grant to
Medical School
The faculty of medicine at UBC
has received a $10,000 grant from
the Rockefeller Foundation towards planning a University Hospital.
The grant has enabled teams
of faculty members to visit every
university hospital constructed in
North America since the end of
World War II.
Dean John McCreary, head of
the medical school, said UBC
teams had visited 14 American
and Canadian centers in the
course of their investigation.
Planning of the new hospital
is continuing, Dean McCreary
said. The hospital will be a diagnostic, referral and research
centre for the entire province.
Please correct your address below if necessary,
Mr. Horace Wsaley Fooler,
45 30 'A', lot Ave. ,
Vancouver 8, B. C.
History of Medicine
Appointment Announced
Three new appointments in the faculty of medicine at
UBC have been announced by the president, Dr. N. A. M.
Dr. William C. Gibson, head of®;
the   department   of   neurological
research, has been named UBC's
first  professor of the  history of
medicine and science.
The president also announced
that the department of neurological research would be absorbed into the department of
psychiatry where it will become
known as the Kinsmen Research
UBC's medical school as a clinical instructor in 1952.
Dean McCreary said the appointment of Dr. Fahrni was a
major step in the development of
a school of rehabilitation in
British Columbia.
"The    UBC    senate    approved
establishment of a rehabilitation
Laboratory.   Dr. Gibson will con- school five yearg ag0 „ Dean Mc_
tinue to act as head of the laboratory for the time being, the
president said.
Dean John F. McCreary; head
of UBC's medical school said the
decision to unite neurological research and psychiatry arose from
the fact that both were pursuing
research programs which overlapped. The amalgamation will
result in a structure similar to
that in other Canadian and American medical schools, the dean
The Kinsmen Research Laboratory will be located in one of
the three ,new buildings being
constructed for the faculty of
medicine at a cost of $3,000,000.
The Kinsmen Club contributed
$75,000 to the UBC Development
Fund to provide facilities for the
The second appointment announced was that of Dr. Brock M.
Fahrni as an associate professor
in the department of medicine.
He will teach in the field of
chronic care and lay the groundwork for the establishment of a
school of rehabilitation.
Dr. Fahrni will also advise B.C.
Hospital Insurance as a special
medical consultant in chronic
care. He is a practising specialist
in the field of internal medicine
and geriatrics—care of the aged.
Dr. Fahrni is a graduate of the
University of Manitoba's medical
school. He did postgraduate work
at the Mayo Clinic and at the
National    Hospital    in    London,
Creary said, "but lack of clinical
facilities has made it impossible
for us to proceed with planning."
With the prospect of a hospital
at UBC now greater than ever
before, it has been decided to appoint Dr. Fahrni to begin planning this development, Dean McCreary said.
The appointment of Dr. Denys
K. Ford as associate professor in
the faculty of medicine was also
Dr. Ford will carry out research in connective tissue diseases and rheumatology in a new
unit established with a gift from
the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society.
An announcement regarding
the establishment of the unit was
made in June by President MacKenzie and Mr. A. F. McAlpine,
president of the B.C. division of
The unit is the result of a bequest to CARS of $175,110 from
the late E. E. P. Cunliffe, of
Kamloops, who set aside part of
his estate for research into arthritis and rheumatism.
Dr. Ford, who has been a member of the UBC faculty since
1954, is a graduate of Cambridge
University where he received the
degrees of bachelor of arts and
doctor of medicine.
He worked at London Hospital,
in London, England and at New
York University before coming to
Vancouver to work at the General hospital as a fellow in clin-
England.   He joined the staff of ical investigation.
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,
Robert E. Semple, BA '46, MA
'48; George Edward Sendall, BA
'47; Desmond Gordon Seymour,
BASc '51.
George Richard Seymour, B
Com '50; Philip Shager, BA '46;
Barbara Jean Shannon, BA '41;
Wm. Clifford Shannon, BCom '50;
Bertha Adelaide Shaw, BA '49.
Ronald S. Shaw, BCom '49;
Michael Perry Shepard, BA '46;
Dorothy Mae Sherratt, BA '40;
Kiyoshi Shibuya, BA '32; George
M. D. Shiles, BCom '38; Eiichi W.
Shinobu, BASc '41; Roy R. Shi-
nobu, BA '42; Beatrice Shugar-
man, BA '33; Kathleen Y. Siddall,
BA '31; Katie Siemens, MA '53.
Evelyn Barbara Sinclair, BA
'40; Jean Louise Sinclair, BA '46;
Thomas R. Skallng, BA '50; Arthur G. Slade, BASc '50; Anthony
Wm. Smallwood, BASc '50; Alan
R. Smith, BASc '41; Mrs. A. St. C.
Smith (Margaret Janet Wright)
BA '31; Betty Margery Smith,
BA '36;
Evelyn Bebe Smith BA '40;
Mrs. G. Lloyd Smith (Sheila J.
McKinnon), BA '33; Geoffrey
Gordon Smith, BA '37; John A.
C. Smith, BA '24; Mrs. M. L.
Smith (Eva Lillian Dimock), BA
'39; Martin D. Smith, BASc '50;
Robert C. Smith, BCom '49?-
Robert H. Smith, BA '37;
Wm. H. V. Smith, BA '35; Wm.
L. D. Smith, BASc '50; Wilma
Gene Smith, BA '44; Beverly Joan
Smithson, BA '49; Margaret Anne
J. Snape, BA '48; V. N. Snesarev,
MSA '31; Wm. Eugene Snow,
BASc '35, MASc '36; Mary B. F.
Somerville, BA '33; Magnus
Maurice   Sorbo,   BSA  '51.
John Sorochan, BA '43; Katharine Dora Spurling, BA '35; Mrs.
Gertrude E. Stark, BSW '52; Hannah Edith Steele, BA '33; Mrs.
G. R. Stemson (Allisen McCal-
lem), BA '40; Heber James Stephenson, BSA '50; John Angus
Stephenson, BA '50;
Robert Thomas Sterling, BA
'50; Anna Marie Stewart, BA '45;
George C. Stewart BCom '48;
Kathleen Agnes Stewart, BA '48;
Margaret Katherine Stewart, BA
'37; Rosemary G. Stewart, BA '45;
Wm. E. Stewart, BA '46; Ronald
K. Stocks, BSP '50; Norma K.
Strachan, BCom '48; Robert
Aubrey Strachan, BA '53; Elisabeth R. Street, BA '37; Carl R.
Stroh, BE'd '47; St. Clair G.
Strong, BA '40; Frank A. Stuart,
BA '39; Ronald J. Stuart, BA '26;
Stanley W. Stuart, BCom '47;
Rlgenda Sumida, BA '34; Ernest N. Sunstrong, BA '51; Harold
Loyd Sutherland, BA '49; Lawrence Meade Sutherland, BA '47;'
Mrs. Winifred P. Sutherland (McLean), BA '47, BSW '48; Arthur
Graham Swan, BA '51:
BA 26
MA 29
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