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Vol. 19, No. 10/May 30,1973, Vancouver 8, B.C.
Record Class Graduates
The largest graduating class in UBC's history — a
total of 3,331 students — will receive their academic
degrees at UBC's three-day Spring Congregation
ceremony May 30 and 31 and June 1.
The 1973 ceremony will be the first presided over
by Mr. Justice Nathan T. Nemetz, who was installed
as UBC's ninth chancellor in August, 1972.
As Chancellor of the University Mr. Justice
Nemetz confers all academic and honorary degrees
which have been previously approved by the Senate,
UBC's supreme academic body.
In   addition    to    the   academic   degrees   to   be
conferred  on students who  have completed studies
leading  to   degrees,  UBC  will  also award  honorary
. degrees   to   six   persons  for  their  contributions  to
university and public life.
The Congregation ceremony begins at 2:15 p.m.
each day in the War Memorial Gymnasium.
What   follows   is  a   day-by-day   account  of  the
degrees to be awarded at UBC's 1973 Congregation.
Students graduating from UBC's largest Faci
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A broadly-based UBC committee is in the
process of being formed to advise on suitable
candidates to succeed Pnssident Walter H. Gage.
President Gage has signified his intention to
resign as President, effective June 30, 1975. This
was announced May 2 by Dr. Allan M. McGavin,
Chairman of the UBC Board of Governors.
A call for nominations has been issued by two
UBC bodies — the Senate and the Joint Faculties
of the University — which will elect a total of
seven persons to the advisory committee. The
Senate will elect three members and the Joint
Faculties four.
Mr. McGavin said he was grateful to the
President for giving the Board of Governors two
full years to seek a successor.
"It's not going to be an easy task to find a
replacement for a man who has given more than
50 years of his life to this University," Mr.
McGavin said. "The contribution that Walter Gage
has made to UBC, as student, professor, dean and
President, will never be forgotten."
He said the Board hopes that President Gage
will retain his position as professor of mathematics
after he relinquishes the Presidency. Dr. Gage has
always been an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher
and is widely regarded as one of UBC's best. In
1969 he was the first winner of the University's
Master Teacher Award, and even during the four
years of his presidency he has maintained a heavy
teaching load, teaching three mathematics courses
for a total of 11 classroom hours per week.
Dr. Gage became President of UBC on April 3,
1969, after being acting President following the
resignation of Dr. John B. Macdonald and, later, of
Dr. Kenneth F. Hare.
At that time Dr. Gage agreed to "continue in
the position of President of the University on a
year-to-year basis for a period from three to five
years from June 30, 1970, at the discretion of the
His appointment as President was recommended by a 21-member committee representing
students, alumni, faculty, the University Administration, the Senate and the Board of Governors.
Mr. McGavin said the new presidential nominating committee will essentially have the same
structure as that of the 1969 committee.
It will consist of:
Four members of the Board of Governors (Mrs.
John MacD. Lecky, chairman; Mr. Richard Bibbs,
vice-chairman; Mr. Thomas Dohm; and Mr. Justice
Nathan T. Nemetz, Chancellor of the University);
Three members of the University Senate, to be
elected by Senate;
Four members of the faculty, to be elected by
the Joint Faculties;
Three deans, to be chosen by the Committee of
Academic Deans;
Four students (the president of the Alma Mater
Society; two undergraduates to be chosen by
Students' Council; and one graduate student to be
chosen by the Graduate Students' Association);
Three members of the Alumni Association, one
of whom will be president of the Association; and
One member of the non-academic Administration.
Mr. McGavin said he hoped the committee
could be formed by mid-June.
He said the selection of criteria for a new
President would be a matter for the committee to
consider, but the Board of Governors would prefer
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the Faculty of Arts, will be in the spotlight on the
first day of Congregation. The following Master's
degrees will be awarded: Arts, Fine Arts, Music,
Library Science and Social Work. The following
Bachelor's degrees will be awarded: Arts, Fine Arts,
Home Economics and Music.
Two honorary degrees will also be awarded on
Wednesday, May 30.
The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)
will be awarded to Dr. Walter C. Koerner, Chairman
Emeritus of Rayonier Canada Ltd., a member of
UBC's Board of Governors for 15 years from 1957 to
1972 and Board chairman from 1968 to 1970.
Dr. Koerner has played a significant role in the
development of plans for the Health Sciences Centre
at UBC. He continues to serve as chairman of the
Health Sciences Centre Management Committee.
A special gallery of UBC's new Museum of Man,
which is scheduled to open in April, 1975, will house
the Walter and Marianne Koerner masterwork
collection of tribal art, largely made up of artifacts
that reflect the culture of the Indians of Canada's
west coast. The generous offer of Dr. Koerner and his
wife to donate the collection to UBC was
instrumental in the federal government appropriating
$2.5 million to aid construction of the UBC museum.
Born in Czechoslovakia, Dr. Koerner came to B.C.
in 1939 following the takeover of his country by Nazi
Germany. With two brothers, the late Mr. Otto
Koerner and Dr. Leon Koerner, he founded the
Alaska Pine and Cellulose Co., which was acquired by
Rayonier in 1954.
Dr. Koerner became chairman of Rayonier Canada
Ltd. in 1954 and retired from that post in 1972.
An outstanding Canadian scientist will also be
honored on May 30. The honorary degree of Doctor
of Science (D.Sc.) will be awarded to Dr. John Larkin
Kerwin, rector (president) of Laval University in
Quebec City.
Born in Quebec and educated in Canada and the
United States, Dr. Kerwin is noted for his research in
the fields of molecular and atomic physics. He has
also been active in international organizations in the
field of physics and is currently secretary-general of
the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.
Dr. Kerwin has received numerous honors for his
work in physics, including the medal of the Canadian
Association of Physicists.
Students from three Faculties — Education,
Science and Agricultural Sciences — will receive their
academic degrees on the second day of Congregation.
Students from the Faculty of Education will be
awarded the degrees of Doctor and Master of
Education, Master of Physical Education, Bachelor of
Education, Bachelor of Physical Education and
Bachelor of Recreation Education.
Master's and Bachelor's degrees will be conferred
on students graduating from the Faculty of Science
and Bachelor's degrees will also be awarded to
students from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
Thursday's honorary degrees will be conferred on
Mr. Harold Winch, a noted figure in Canada's political
life, and on Dean Emeritus Vladimir Okulitch, former
head of the Faculty of Science at UBC.
Mr. Winch was a foundation member in the early
1930s of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
and in 1961 of the New Democratic Party. He will
receive the degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.).
Mr. Winch was educated in Vancouver and was
first elected to the B.C. Legislature in 1933. He was
parliamentary leader of the CCF in the B.C.
Legislature from 1938 to 1953 and Leader of the
Opposition from 1941 to 1953.
Mr. Winch resigned his seat in the B.C. Legislature
in 1953 and the same year was elected to the House
of Commons in Ottawa as the member for Vancouver
East. He was re-elected in five subsequent federal
elections and retired in 1972.
Dean Emeritus Vladimir Okulitch was head of
UBC's Faculty of Science of seven years prior to his
retirement in 1971. He was first appointed to the
UBC faculty in 1944 and became head of the division
of geology, then part of the Department of Geology Confer Six Honorary Degrees
and   Geography,   in  1953.  He became head of the
separate Department of Geology in 1959.
Dean Emeritus Okulitch, who will be awarded the
honorary degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc), is
widely known for his work in the fields of geology
and paleontology, the study of fossil plants and
animals. He made a notable contribution to Canadian
geology as a result of his work on the geology of the
Rocky and Selkirk Mountains.
Students from the Faculty of Graduate Studies
and   those  from   UBC's  professional   Faculties and
Schools will receive their degrees on the final day of
The following graduate degrees will be awarded:
Doctor of Philosophy and Master's degrees in Applied
Science, Engineering, Architecture, Nursing, Forestry,
Law and Business Administration.
Bachelor's degrees will be awarded to students in
Applied Science, Architecture, Nursing, Forestry,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rehabilitation, Law and
Commerce. Students graduating from the Faculties of
Medicine and Dentistry will also receive their degrees
on Friday.
Honorary degrees will be awarded on Friday to Dr.
Sylvia Ostry, Chief Statistician for Statistics Canada
and a noted Canadian economist, and Dr. Maurice
Strong, executive director of the United Nations
Environment Program.
As the chief statistician for Canada, Dr. Ostry is
the deputy minister of Statistics Canada, the central
source of statistical information for Canada and one
of the largest statistical agencies in the world.
A native of Winnipeg who was educated at McGill
University in Montreal and Cambridge University in
England, Dr. Ostry taught economics at four
Canadian universities before entering government
service in 1964, where she undertook research in the
field of labor and manpower for the Dominion
Bureau of Statistics, the forerunner of Statistics
Dr. Ostry was named director of the Economic
Council of Canada in 1969 ancl directed a large share
of that organization's research into Canada's economic future. She became Canada's chief statistician
in 1972. She will receive the honorary degree of
Doctor of Laws (LL.D.).
Mr. Maurice F. Strong was a well-known figure in
the Canadian business world before his appointment
in 1966 as director-general of the federal government's External Aid Office, which later became the
Canadian International Development Agency.
He served as Secretary-General of the United
Nations Conference on the Human Environment in
June, 1972, in Stockholm and is widely credited with
ensuring the success of the meetings as a result of his
capacity for compromise and leadership.
In December, 1972, he was named executive
director of the United Nations Environment Program,
which co-ordinates the activities of the entire UN
system dealing with global environment problems.
The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) will
be conferred on Mr. Strong.
UBC also pays tribute during its annual Congregation ceremony to those students who have headed
their respective graduating classes.
The student who heads each graduating class is
presented to Chancellor Nemetz when he or she
arrives at the platform at the east end of the War
Memorial Gymnasium to receive his or her academic
Only one student — the winner of the
Governor-General's Gold Medal as head of the
graduating class in either Arts or Science — is
especially singled out.
The winner of this medal is asked to come to the
Congregation platform and a special citation is read
before the medal is awarded by the Chancellor.
Following are the heads of the 1973 graduating
The Governor-General's Gold Medal (Head of the
Graduating Classes in the Faculties of Arts and
Science, B.A. and B.Sc. degrees): Arthur J.
Rosenthal, Vancouver.
The Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold Medal (Head of
the Graduating Class in Agricultural Sciences, B.Sc.
degree): Virginia L. Black, Vancouver.
The Association of Professional Engineers Gold
Medal (Head of the Graduating Class in Engineering,
B.A.Sc. degree): John S. Bird, Vancouver.
The Kiwanis Club Gold Medal and Prize, $100
(Head of the Graduating Class in Commerce and
Business Administration, B.Com. degree): Patrick W.
Watson, Chemainus, B.C.
The University Medal for Arts (Proficiency in
Graduating Class in Arts, B.A. degree): Kathleen S.
Moore, Vancouver.
• The Law Society Gold Medal and Prize (Call and
Admission fee) (Head of the Graduating Class in Law,
LL.B. degree): Barry E. Ernes, Vancouver.
The Hamber Gold Medal and Prize, $250 (Head of
the Graduating Class in Medicine, M.D. degree, best
cumulative record in all years of course): Sydney
Bass, Vancouver.
The Horner Medal for Pharmaceutical Sciences
(Head of the Graduating Class in Pharmaceutical
Sciences, B.Sc. degree): Merleen Brandvoll, Vancouver.
The Helen L. Balfour Prize, $20 (Head of the
Graduating     Class    in     Nursing,     B.S.N,     degree):
Henrietta Bout, Vancouver.
Special University Prize, $250 (runner-up for
highest standing in Nursing, B.S.N, degree): D. Faye
Barichello, Langley, B.C.
The Canadian Institute of Forestry Medal (best
overall record in Forestry in all years of course, and
high quality of character, leadership, etc.): David J.
Meehan, Revelstoke, B.C.
The H.R. MacMillan Prize in Forestry, $100 (Head
of the Graduating Class in Forestry, B.S.F. degree):
L, Michael Casey, Terrace, B.C.
The Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal and
Prize (Head of the Graduating Class in Education,
Secondary Teaching Field, B.Ed, degree): Carlo
Joseph Muro, Vancouver.
The Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal and
Prize (Head of the Graduating Class in Education,
Elementary Teaching Field, B.Ed, degree): Ina Louise
Urbshadt, Salmon Arm, B:C.
The College of Dental Surgeons of British
Columbia Gold Medal (Head of the Graduating Class
in Dentistry, D.M.D. degree): Paul William Johnson,
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold
Medal (outstanding student in Architecture, B.Arch.
degree): Leslie Morgan, Vancouver.
The Ruth Cameron Medal for Librarianship (Head
of the Graduating Class in Librarianship, M.L.S.
degree): Shirley D. Fisher-Fleming, Whitehorse,
The Physical Education Faculty Award (Head of
the Graduating Class in Physical Education, B.P.E.
degree): Patricia M. McNulty, Chilliwack, B.C.
The British Columbia Professional Recreation
Society Prize, $50 (Head of the Graduating Class in
Recreation, B.P.E. degree): Carlie J. Trueman,
The College of Dental Surgeons of British
Columbia Gold Medal (leading student in the Dental
Hygiene program): Kerstin Andersson, Penticton,
The Dean of Medicine's Prize (Head of the
Graduating Class in Rehabilitation Medicine, B.S.R.
degree): Anne Linton, Penticton, B.C.
Special University Prize, $100 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Music, B.Mus. degree): Donald J.
Neville, Vancouver.
Special University Prizes, $100 each (Head of the
Graduating Class in Fine Arts, B.F.A. degree): Teresa
A. Svoboda, Vancouver, and Terence C. Brunette,
Kelowna, B.C.
Special University Prize, $100 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Social Work, M.S.W. degree):
Juliana G. Cox, Vancouver.
Special University Prize, $100 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Home Economics, B.H.F.
degree): Kathleen Brynjolfson, Victoria.
Few of the students and visitors to UBC's 1973
Congregation are aware of the fact that the ceremony
for the conferring of academic and honorary degrees
has its roots in customs which are 800 years old.
The gowns and hoods worn by students and
faculty members are linked to the dress and customs
of the high Middle Ages, which extended roughly
from the 12th to the 15th century.
Three items worn by participants in the ceremony
— a gown, a hood and, in the case of women
graduates, a mortarboard cap — are modern
counterparts of the apparel of those who lived in
medieval times.
In medieval times, practically everyone wore as a
basic item of apparel a long robe or gown, which
varied in materials, cut, color and trimmings
according to the needs, position and wealth of the
wearer. Over the gown was worn a cloak, often lined
with fur or wool, which had attached to it a hood
that could be pulled up to cover the head in cold or
inclement weather.
The hood, when not covering the head, was
allowed to hang down the wearer's back. From the
13th century, the hood was often absent from the
cloak   and   was   worn   as   a  separate   item.   It  was
replaced by a light undercap which usually took the
form of a close-fitting headpiece.
Each of these medieval elements, with only minor
variations, make up the dress worn by graduating
students at UBC's Congregation ceremony.
Students receiving their first degree wear a black
gown of "the ordinary stuff material" (stuff simply
means woollen) with long sleeves and the yoke edged
in khaki cord. The master's gown is the same, without
the cord.
UBC's Doctor of Philosophy gown is somewhat
different. It consists of an ankle-length gown of
maroon silk material with front facing panels of UBC
blue with gold piping. The hood has blue silk on the
outside and is lined with gold material. The Ph.D. cap
is a Decanal bonnet of maroon silk with gold cord
and tassel.
The brightly colored hoods worn by graduating
students have evolved over the centuries from the
garment which once covered the heads of medieval
men. As time passed various colors came to be
associated with each degree. These colors are used in
the    material    which    lines   the   students'   hoods.
Occasionally a cqlored cord is used as an embellishment on the edge of the hood.
At UBC's graduating ceremony, all candidates for
earned degrees, with the except of Doctor of
Philosophy candidates and honorary degree recipients, enter the War Memorial Gymnasium wearing
their hoods and carrying their degrees, which they
received in the Student Union Building, where the
student Congregation procession assembles.
Because the Ph.D. degree is the highest earned
degree awarded by UBC, doctoral candidates have
their hoods placed over their shoulders after being
presented to UBC's Chancellor, Mr. Justice Nathan
Nemetz. The Chancellor confers on all students the
degrees which were granted in the previous week at
the meeting of the Senate, UBC's paramount
academic body.
Similarly, honorary degree recipients, honored for
their public service or contributions to university life,
receive their hoods after UBC's President, Dr. Walter
H. Gage, has presented the candidate to the
Chancellor and read a citation which outlines the
reasons for conferring the honorary degree.
The   mortarboard   hats  worn   by   UBC's women
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"Being asked to leave the Main Library at 11:45
p.m. so they can close up for the night. "
"The tension of examinations.
Graduating students, as they sit waiting to
receive their degrees, will have plenty to look back
Happy memories, mostly. The unhappy events
have a habit of fading into the background on a
day like this.
Your mind can't help but go back.
Michael Robinson, winner of the 1973 Rhodes
Scholarship for British Columbia and a graduating
student in the Faculty of Arts, did some
remembering at the request of the editors of UBC
What follows are some of the things Michael
Robinson remembers about his four years as an
undergraduate. On these two pages of UBC
Reports are some other memories in the form of
Michael Robinson remembers:
"The feeling of joy in leaving the
overwhelmingly large and impersonal first- and
second-year survey courses for the smaller third-
and fourth-year classes. "
"Getting a dreadful stomach cramp coming up
the hill from Spanish Banks. "
"Crowding into the Freddy Wood Theatre with
500 other people to listen to the old master. "
"Feeling a term essay get completely out of
control and grow so large that it seems you will
never trap it onto the original ten pages. "
"Getting becalmed halfway between Spanish
Banks and Dundarave Pier and watching an oil
tanker bear down on your sail boat. "
"Watching the ivy change color on the
Mathematics Building in the fall. "
"Spraining my ankle by tripping on the steps of
the Main Library."
"The endless debates in the Student Union Building's Council Chamber.
"Pretty girls. 'The grey, drizzling days on Wreck Beach, when you might as well have been in the Queen Charlotte Islands. "
"Socializing with friends.
"Learning   to   tolerate   and   appreciate   another
person's viewpoint. "
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Government Calls on UBC Experts
The provincial government has called on the
services of ten University of B.C. professors and one
student to take part in the work of recently-
established commissions and boards of enquiry.
Many of the appointments by the government
were made as the result of legislation passed at the
spring session of the B.C. Legislature.
Prof. Vernon C. "Bert" Brink, professor of
agronomy in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, is
one of four members of the B.C. Land Commission,
which is empowered, under legislation passed by the
Legislature, to designate agricultural land reserves.
A three-man provincial commission of enquiry
into the use of pesticides is made up entirely of UBC
experts. They are Dr. Cortland MacKenzje, acting
chairman of the Department of Health Care and
Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine; Dr. William
K. Oldham, assistant professor of Civil Engineering,
and Dr. William D. Powrie, head of the Departments
of Food Science and Agricultural Mechanics in the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
Two professors are members of a three-man task
force of advisors to the Hon. William King, Minister
of Labor in the provincial government. The task force
will make recommendations on ways of improving
relations between trade unions and employers.
The two UBC members of the task force are Dr.
Noel Hall, director of the Institute of Industrial
Relations and professor .of Commerce and Business
Administration, and Mr. James Matkin, assistant
professor in the Faculty of Law.
Prof. Andrew Thompson, of the UBC Law Faculty
and a specialist in the petroleum industry, is one of
five members of the newly-established B.C. Energy
Commission, which will oversee the management and
control of B.C.'s energy resources.
Dean Ian McTaggart Cowan, head of UBC's
Faculty of Graduate Studies, is chairman of a
five-member commission to investigate post-
secondary education in the Kootenay area. The duties
of the commission include an examination of the
roles and opportunities of Selkirk College, in
Castlegar, and Notre Dame University in nearby
A   second   member   of   the   commission   is   Dr.
Dr. Donald J. Wort, of UBC's Botany department,
has been elected president of the Northwest Scientific
Association, a 600-member organization whose members are from the Northwestern United States and
Western Canada.
The 47th annual meeting of the Association,
which is representative of the basic, applied and social
sciences, will be held at UBC in May, 1974.
Dr. Wort recently gave a seminar describing his
research on the stimulation of plant growth through
the use of napthenates at the Timiriazev Institute of
Plant Physiology in Moscow.
Geoffrey    C.    Andrew,   former   dean   and   deputy
president at UBC.
Two UBC professors and a student have been
named to a general advisory board which will review
B.C.'s education system under Education Commissioner Mr. John Bremer.
Named to the Board are Prof. George Tomkins, of
the Faculty of Education; Prof. Walter Young, who
recently resigned as head of the UBC Political Science
department to accept a similar appointment at the
University of Victoria; and Mr. Svend Robinson, a
UBC Arts student and one of 12 student members of
the UBC Senate.
Two UBC Faculty Members Die
Two well-known members of the UBC faculty died
early in May, one of them in a bus accident in Spain.
Dead are:
Prof. James O. St.-Clair Sobell, first head of UBC's
Department of Slavonic Studies from 1946 until he
resigned for reasons of health in 1965; and
Mr. John Fornataro, associate professor in UBC's
School of Social Work, who died of injuries received
when the bus in which he was riding overturned after
hitting a tractor near Seville, Spain, early on the
morning of May 2.
Prof. Sobell, who died on May 1 after a lengthy
illness, continued to teach in the Slavonic Studies
department after resigning as head of the department.
He had been on sick leave from the University since
January of this year.
Under Prof. Sobell's headship, the UBC Slavonic
Studies department became the largest in Canada,
offering almost 50 courses in four Slavonic languages
and Slavic culture. While he was head of the
department UBC's library collection in the Slavonic
field became the largest and most comprehensive in
Canada, consisting of more than 40,000 volumes and
300 periodicals.
Prof. Sobell, who was 59 at the time of his death,
was president of the Canadian Association of Slavists
in 1957 and 1958 and was elected a fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada in 1961. He was an expert
in the philology (the study of the history and
development) of Indo-European languages and was
also the author of numerous articles in this field.
Mr. Fornataro, who was well-known for his work
in the fields of criminology and penology, had been
on leave of absence in England in the past year. It is
assumed that he was on a holiday trip in Spain when
the accident occurred in which he was killed.
Mr. /Fornataro, who was 54 at the time of his
death, joined the UBC faculty in 1957 after working
in the Province of Saskatchewan's penal system for
nearly ten years, including five years as director of
He served on a number of provincial and federal
advisory boards concerned with the penal system and
also undertook a number of assignments on behalf of
the Canadian Corrections Association.
The gift of the 1973 graduating class will take
the form of disbursements of more than $16,000
to four UBC organizations.
Campus, and community organizations seeking
financial support were this fear invited to submit
applications for a share of the graduating class gift.
Some 75 applications were received and 30
projects were approved by the Council of the
graduating class, which is made up of representatives from each UBC Faculty and School.
Following a vote by graduating students four
projects were selected to receive the funds.
The UBC Cycle Club will receive $5,500 for the
construction of ■_ bicycle paths through the
University Endowment Lands to the University.
Speakeasy, a student-operated counselling and
information service, will get $2,500 to support its
A $60,000 grant has been made to the UBC
rugby team to help meet the costs of a tour of the
United Kingdom this summer.
An estimated $2,000-$3,000 will go to the
University Day Care Council when all other
graduating class expenses have been met, according
to graduating class president Mr. Douglas.
In addition to disbursing funds to support
campus organizations the graduating class Council
pays for composite photographs of students
graduating from various undergraduate societies
and schools.
The Council of the graduating class also sets
aside $1 per graduating student to subsidize a
function sponsored by various undergraduate
societies. UBC Delays
Dental Plan
Implementation of a dental insurance plan for
University of B.C. faculty members and employed
staff, originally scheduled to go into effect July 1, has
been postponed until Sept. 1.
University Deputy President Mr. William White
said it was hoped that tenders for the plan would
have been received in time for recommendations to
be presented to the June 5 meeting of the
University's Board of Governors. Tenders did not
arrive until May 25, however, and must be studied
before the preparation of a recommendation to the
Mr. White said a recommendation would be
prepared for the July 3 meeting of the Board and
implementation of the plan is expected to take place
on Sept. 1.
Prize For
UBC Editor
UBC's   Dr.   George   Woodcock   is   one  of  three
recipients of a $15,000 Molson prize, one of Canada's
^_      highest     tokens     of      recognition      for     cultural
The awards, presented annually to distinguished
Canadians in the fields of the arts, humanities or
social sciences, are financed from the interest on an
$800,000 gift to the Canada Council from the Molson
[ The   Molson   Prize   is  the  second  major award
^"" received by Dr. Woodcock in a five-week period.
Early in April he was named the 19th winner of the
University of British Columbia Medal for Popular
  Dr. Woodcock, who is editor of the UBC journal
Canadian Literature and a lecturer in the UBC English
department,  was awarded  the  1972 medal for his
I* 133-page book entitled Ghandi, published by Viking
Press in New York and Fontana Books in England.
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graduates evolved from a close-fitting cap into a fuller
and looser bonnet, which eventually became so large
that the corners began to droop. The practice of
inserting a board in the hat to keep the corners from
falling originated in England in the 16th century.
What follows is a listing of the hood colors
associated with each of the degrees to be awarded:
Bachelor of Arts — University blue; Bachelor of
Fine Arts — University blue with magenta cord;
Bachelor of Applied Science — scarlet; Bachelor of
Commerce —  light grey with  black and grey cord;
■>. Licentiate in Accounting — light grey with white
cord; Bachelor of Education — white with cord of
University blue; Bachelor of Home Economics —
turquoise; Master of Library Science — cadmium
yellow; Bachelor of Music — University blue with
cord of alizarin crimson; Bachelor of Science — light
blue; Bachelor of Architecture — scarlet with white
Doctor of Dental Medicine — lilac and red; Doctor
of Education — blue and gold, with blue, white and
gold chevrons; Bachelor of Physical Education —
malachite green; Bachelor of Recreation Education —
fc> malachite green with gold and green cord; Bachelor of
Science in Agriculture — maize; Bachelor of Science
*" in Forestry — brown with green cord; Bachelor of
Science in Nursing — scarlet with twisted cord of
University blue and white; Bachelor of Scienci? in
Pharmacy — dark green with cord of scarlet; Bachelor
^..     of   Science  in   Rehabilitation   —  scarlet  and  white
t     twisted cord on royal blue.
r^ Master  of Social  Work — magenta; Bachelor of
Laws — amethyst violet; Doctor of Medicine — scarlet
and royal blue; Doctor of Philosophy — blue and
The hoods for Master's degrees are the same as the
Bachelor's lined with the distinctive color.
The hood for the honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws (LL.D.) is scarlet broadcloth lined with dark
blue velvet; that for the Doctor of Science is the same
with dark purple lining.
CONTRACTOR'S shovel rips up asphalt covering
UBC's East Mall as a new round of construction starts
on the Point Grey campus. This project was the first
step in the installation of new water mains. For
details of other recent projects approved by UBC's
Board of Governors, see story below.
Construction Starts on
New UBC Law Building
The University of B.C.'s Board of Governors has
given the green light to construction projects valued
at $3,852,400.
A. R. Grimwood Construction has been awarded a
$2,585,954 contract to construct a new Faculty of
Law Building on UBC's East Mall. The total cost of
the building, including services, furnishings and other
equipment, will be $3,400,000.
The new Law Faculty facilities are an extension
and additions to the existing Law Building, located at
the corner of the East Mall and Crescent Road.
The new addition will include a new Law Library,
faculty offices, a classroom block and an area
designed to promote interaction between students
and teaching staff.
The existing Law Building, which contains the
Law Library and various reading rooms, will be
converted to a moot courtroom, where students will
practice courtroom techniques, six seminar rooms
and accommodation for the Law Students'
While the building is under construction Faculty
of Law students and teachers will occupy temporary
facilities on the site of the former Fort Camp
Residence north of Northwest Marine Drive.
Architect for the Law Building project is Fred T.
Hollingsworth, of West Vancouver.
The firm of Frank Stanzl Construction Ltd. has
been awarded a $367,400 contract to carry out
renovations to the office wing of the Henry Angus
Building at the corner of the Main Mall and
University Boulevard.
The office wing renovations are the first phase of a
major development of the Angus Building to provide
additional accommodation for the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration. The
architectural firm of Reno Negrin and Associates has
been authorized to prepare working drawings for an
addition to the building.
Frank Stanzl Construction Ltd. was also awarded
an $85,000 contract to build an extension to UBC's
central telephone exchange, which is located in the
Henry Angus Building.
The Board also authorized the preparation of
preliminary drawings for a new building for the
Departments of Civil and Mechanical Engineering to
be built between the East and Main Malls and
adjacent to the existing Civil and Mechanical
Executive architects for the new building will be
Phillips, Barratt, Hiller, Jones and Partners, of
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lll|l| University of British Columbia
mmr Mm \_W and distributed free. UBC
REPORTS Reports appears on Thursdays
during the University's winter session. J.A.
Banham, Editor. Louise Hoskin and Jean
Rands, Production Supervisors. Letters to the
Editor should be sent to Information Services,
Main Mall North Administration Building, UBC,
Vancouver 8, B.C.
Continued from Page One
to  appoint  a  Canadian, aged  55 or under, and
highly regarded in his own discipline.
Under the Universities Act the Board of
Governors has sole responsibility for the appointment of a new President, Mr. McGavin said, but
the Board wants to obtain advice, through the
advisory committee, from all segments of the
University community.
The advisory committee will be asked to
recommend a short list of presidential candidates
to the staff committee, which in turn will make
recommendations to the Board, which will select
the new President. UBC ALUMNI
Premier David Barrett (centre) admires UBC's award-winning Wally Wagon on display in a Prince George shopping
centre. Past Alma Mater Society president Mr. Doug Aldridge (left) and engineering student Mr. Dave Stasuk were
among team of UBC engineers who took the Wally Wagon on UBC Alumni Association-sponsored tour of much of
B.C. in May. Dave Milne photo.
New Grads Welcomed
UBC Alumni Association
Well, congratulations are certainly in order. You
have successfully completed your undergraduate
course of studies and have earned that university
degree for which you have been striving these many
years. The next order of business for you will be one
of several possibilities — a new career, marriage,
travel, post-graduate study — but whatever your
future direction we want you to know that you have
our full support and best wishes.
You are now a member of our Association of UBC
alumni, a group now more than 64,000 strong, and
your addition to our membership has made us that
much stronger. We welcome you as a new alumnus
and we wish you the best of success and good fortune
during the months and years ahead.
Writing Contest
The UBC Alumni Chronicle has established a
creative writing competititon for UBC students.
Cash prizes will be awarded to three students
submitting the best pieces of writing. Their
submissions will be published in the Chronicle. The
competition, established at the suggestion of Alumni
Association past president Mr. Frank C. Walden, is
intended to help stimulate creative writing on
Students may submit any piece of creative writing
— previously unpublished — to a maximum of 3,500
words in length. More than one item (poetry, for
example) may be combined in a single entry
providing it does not exceed the maximum length. A
committee of local writers and critics will judge the
The cash prizes will be awarded in the following
amounts: first - $175; second - $125; and third -
$75. The money for the prizes has been contributed
by the UBC Alumni Fund.
The deadline for entries, which must be
typewritten, is January 31, 1974. The announcement
of winners is expected to take place in March, with
publication of the winning entries in subsequent
issues of the Chronicle. For further information
contact: Chronicle Creative Writing Competition,
6251 N.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver 8, B.C.
Our Association is one of the largest and most
active alumni associations in Canada and, if you have
not already done so, you may soon find yourself
involved in many of our programs, such as:
Young Alumni Club — this group of young
graduates has an active year-round social program for
its more than 1,000 members;
Branches — there are 33 branches of our
Association which bring together our many alumni
who are living throughout British Columbia, Canada
and the rest of the world;
Divisions — we have five divisions whose varied
programs are specifically directed to graduates of
particular Faculties;
Reunions, Special Events, Awards and Scholarships
— these and many other ongoing activities.
UBC does much to improve and expand both
knowledge and understanding in its future direction
and well-being by actively supporting your UBC
Alumni Association.
Chicken Barbecue
If pomp and ceremony stimulate your hunger and
thirst, then drop in to the Alumni
Association-sponsored chicken barbecue following
Graduates, relatives and friends are invited to come
down to Cecil Green Park for an informal chicken
barbecue on May 30 and May 31. Barbecued birds
and beakers of the bubbly will be served between
5:30 and 7 p.m.
Cecil Green Park will also be open for grad parties
until 11 p.m. — with a live band from 8 p.m.
Tickets are $2 per person. Reservations are
available through the Alumni Association, phone and
reserve early: 228-3313.
Young Alumni Club
What's the cheapest nightspot in town? The Young
Alumni Club at Cecil Green Park.
Memberships, which are open to students in their
graduating year and to recent graduates, cost $4 for
the winter program and $2 for the summer program.
And the summer program is now underway. Every
Thursday evening, from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight, the
club at Cecil Green Park is gatherirg for informal
socializing throughout the summer.
Alumni Convention
In Vancouver
The UBC Alumni Association will be playing a
prominent role in the annual American Alumni
Council convention to be held in Vancouver from
July 8 to 12.
About 500 delegates from university alumni
associations from all over the United States and
Canada are expected to attend the convention at the
Bayshore Inn.
Local involvement is being planned by a
co-ordinating committee composed of UBC Alumni
Association executive director Mr. Harry Franklin,
UBC Alumni Fund director Mr. Scotty Malcolm and
Simon Fraser University resources director Mr. Sandy
The delegates will be welcomed on Sunday, July 8,
at a wine-and-cheese reception hosted by the UBC
Alumni Association. The convention will be officially
opened on Monday, July 9, by B.C.'s
Lieutenant-Governor, the Hon. Walter Owen.
Dr. Gordon Shrum, former B.C. Hydro chairman
and former chancellor of SFU, will be guest speaker
at a B.C. government-sponsored luncheon that day.
He will speak on "Energizing Education." Special
guests at the luncheon will include presidents and
chancellors of B.C. universities and representatives
from community colleges and B.C. Institute of
Technology. A UBC Alumni Association-sponsored
salmon barbecue will be held at UBC in the evening.
On Wednesday, July 11, the local committee has
organized a panel discussion on "The Role of Alumni
in New University Approaches — Renewal,
Reconstruction and Rededication to the World of
Learning." The moderator will be Mr. Stuart Keate,
publisher of The Sun. and the panelists will be
Senator Arthur Laing, who will present a Canadian
viewpoint, and Dr. Cecil Green, former UBC
engineering student and benefactor of UBC and
founder-director of Texas Instruments Inc., who will
present an American viewpoint. Chronicle editor Mr.
Clive Cocking will participate in a seminar on "Issues
in Education and Alumni Publishing" during the
A Postie's Lot Is
Not A Happy
It's particularly no fun
being a postie when you
have to lug about a lot of
misaddressed mail. . . So if
you're a new graduate who
would like to keep in
touch with UBC, or an old
graduate with a new address, please let us know
your current address — and
bring a little lightness to a
postie's walk.
Alumni Records
Cecil Green Park
University of B.C.
Vancouver 8, B.C.
I am a new graduate and would like to receive UBC
Reports and UBC Alumni Chronicle magazine.
Address    Degree/year
Spouse UBC grad? Yes . . . No . . . Name   	
Maiden Name   	
 I am an old grad with a new address — which is. . .
Address    Degree/year . . . .


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