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CONTRACT for a new building for the department of chemical engineering, shown in
artist's sketch above, will be awarded at the end of August, President N. A. M. MacKenzie has announced. It will be one of six new buildings, to be constructed as funds
become available, for the faculty of applied science on a 15-acre site south of the present
biological sciences building. The first building will contain a total of 30,000 square feet
for the chemical engineering department and will cost approximately $750,000. Expected
completion date is September, 1961.
15 Acre Development
for Applied Science
Plans for the development of
a new 15-acre site for the faculty of applied science at UBC
have been announced by the
president, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie.
Contract for the construction
of a new building for the department of chemical engineering—
the first of six buildings to be
built on the site—will be awarded at the end of August, the
president added.
The new development will be
located south of the existing
biological sciences building and
when completed will take in part
of the UBC farm area presently
occupied by the poultry husbandry  department.
The development calls for construction of a central building
containing a reading room and
classroom facilities required for
engineering students  as a body.
Grouped around the central
block will be five smaller buildings for the departments of
chemical, civil, mechanical and
electrical engineering and the
department of mining and metallurgy.
The first building, containing
30,000 square feet for the department of chemical engineering,
will be three storeys in height.
The building will cost approximately $750,000 and will be complete in September, 1961.
Construction of other buildings
in the development will be undertaken as soon as funds are
available, President MacKenzie
Dean David Myers, head of the
faculty of applied science, said
construction of the building for
chemical engineering was being
undertaken immediately because
of serious overcrowding in that
"Our enrolment last year in all
departments was 1042," Dean
Myers said, "and if we follow the
rate of growth of the last 35
years we will double our enrolment by 1970."
Dean Myers said the new development would also enable
faculty members to carry out
research   which  is  not  presently
UBC Ayrshires
Win Canadian
Breeding Award
A "constructive breeder
award" offered for the first time
this year by the Canadian Ayrshire Breeders Association has
been won by UBC's Ayrshire
Stringent and exacting requirements in milk and butterfat production and in type had to be
met in order to qualify for the
award, according to Dr. J. C.
Berry, professor of animal husbandry in the faculty of agriculture.
The University Ayrshire herd
originated in 1929 when 23 females and a bull were selected
from the herds of leading Scottish breeders by Professor emeritus H. M. King. In charge of
the herd for 20 years was Mr.
John Young, who came to Vancouver when it was imported,
and  is  now retired.
Since the retirement of Mr.
Young the herd has been tended
by Mr. William Child and at
present by Mr. J. C. McGregor.
Following Prof. King's retirement Dr. Berry became responsible for direction of breeding
In the past the herd has won
several awards at the Pacific National Exhibition and set a number of production records that
rank with the highest in Canada.
undertaken because of a lack of
space. The existing engineering
building is given over almost
completely to Reaching facilities,
he said.
Dean Myers emphasized that
the buildings in the new development are being planned on a
simple and economical basis. "It
is far more important to spend
money on men and equipment
than on elaborate buildings," he
"What is important," he added,
"is to provide adequate space in
terms of quantity and quality to
enable people to get on with
essential teaching and research."
• •      *
Contract for construction of the
new graduate center on the west
mall opposite International
House has been awarded to Ang-
lin Norcross Western Ltd.
Funds for construction of the
center were a gift to the University from Dr. Leon Koerner and
the center will be named for his
wife, the late Thea Koerner, who
died in July last year.
The four-storey building will
have 17,000 square feet of floor
space and will be equipped with
a library, projection room, cafeteria and seminar and committee
rooms. It will be complete next
The center will be for the use
of the more than 600 graduate
students presently enrolled at
• •     •
In September the doors of
four new buildings will swing
open to accommodate students
for the 1960-61 winter session.
They are:
• A fourth residence for men
costing $417,369. Three residences
and a central dining and recreational building, built at a cost of
Continued on Page 3
Grads Reelect Seven
From Previous Senate
The names of the 15 UBC gradutes elected to the University senate by convocation have been announced by the
registrar, Mr. J. E. A. Parnall.
Convocation is made up of all UBC graduates, original
members of convocation and those members of the faculty
named by the president.
A total of 66 persons serve on senate. Other representatives are elected or appointed by the faculties, the lieutenant-governor in council, Victoria College, high school principals, affiliated colleges, the B.C. Teachers' Federation and
the board of management of the Alumni Association.
Reelected from the previous senate were:
• Kenneth P. Caple, BSA'26, MSA'27, B.C. director for
the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
• Arnold Webster, BA'22, MA'28, Vancouver secondary
school principal.
• Ian McTaggart-Cowan, BA'32, Ph.D., head of UBC's
department of zoology.
• Mrs. H. F. Angus, BA'23, former chairman of the
Vancouver board of school trustees.
• Joseph Kania, BASc'26, MASc'28, PhD, director of
Pemberton Securities Ltd., Vancouver.
• Walter N. Sage, BA,MA, PhD, professor emeritus and
former head of UBC's history department.
• Stuart Keate, BA'35, publisher of the Victoria Daily
Times, Victoria.
• Mrs. F. M. Ross, BA'25, MA, chatelaine of Government House and wife of B.C.'s lieutenant-governor. Mrs.
Ross served previously on the senate from 1948 to 1951.
Elected to senate for the first time were:
• Eric P. Nicol, BA'41, MA'48, columnist for The Province, Vancouver.
• The Honourable Mr. Justice David Verchere, BA'26,
judge of the supreme court of B.C.
• Willard Ireland, BA'33, MA, provincial librarian and
archivist, Victoria.
• John L. Keays, BA and BASc'41, MASc'42, PhD, assistant research director, MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell
River Co.
• Mrs. T. R. Boggs, BA'29, who writes for The Sun, of
Vancouver, under the name of Mamie Maloney.
• Joseph V. Rogers, BASc'33, manager, engineering division, Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co., Trail.
• G. Cecil Hacker, BA'33, publisher of the Abbotsford
News, Abbotsford, B.C.
11,300 Expected to
Enrol in September
About 11,300 students are expected to enrol in September for the 1960-61 winter session according to UBC's registrar, J. E. A. Parnall. - .
Mr. Parnall said the percentage increase for the coming term
was expected to be about the
same as last year. Enrolment
jumped about 6.5 per cent in 1959.
A similar increase .would push
UBC's enrolment over the 11,000
Meanwhile UBC's 1960 summer
session is enjoying the highest
enrolment in its 41-year history.
A total of 4,320 students are enrolled for degree courses and an
additional 900 are taking courses in the summer program administered by the extension de-
Counselling Tests
For B.C. Students
Out-of-town students who wish
to take counselling tests administered by the division of student
services can do so on August 13.
The tests, which take four
hours to write and are followed
by an interview with a trained
counsellor, will be held in the
armoury beginning at 9 a.m.
During the summer five counsellors have been interviewing
200 to 300 students every week.
More than 1300 students have
written the tests so far this year.
In addition cousellors have been
interviewing all those students
who failed during the winter session.
Last year 3,828 enrolled for
credit courses and 800 attended
courses, seminars and lectures
offered by the extension department.
Several UBC officials have speculated that the increase in summer session enrolment may be
due to the scarcity of jobs in
B.C. this summer. "Rather than
spend an idle summer many students have enrolled for summer
courses," was the way one official put it.
In mid-July the UBC employment office still had 1000 students
registered for jobs. John F. McLean, director of personnel and
student services, said there were
three basic reasons for the lack
of summer jobs:
1. A general business slowdown.
2. Slowdown in the construction industry which has traditionally provided a large number
of jobs for students.
3. An increase in the number
of businesses which close down
completely for vacation periods
thus eliminating the need for
summer replacement staff.
Foreign students especially
have a hard time finding jobs,
said Mr. McLean, because they
are handicapped by language difficulties and job experience. U.B.C. REPORTS
July-Augtist, 1980
VOLUME S,  No   4
BANHAM, editor LAREE   SPRAY   HEIDE,  assistant
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   er.-inted   for   (he   material   appearing heivin to be reprinted freely.
BRIGHT RED firetruck, assembled for an
outlay of less than $2000, now protects the
University's 10,000-acre research forest north
of Haney, B.C. Pacific GMC, Imperial Oil
Company, and Willock Truck Equipment,
. all of Vancouver, provided the components
and labour in assembling the truck. At the
wheel of the truck is Dave Sorley, forest
foreman, while resident forester Gerry Tes-
sier stands on the running board. Truck will
also be used to fight outbreaks of fire in
adjacent Maple Ridge municipality.
Protecting 10,000 Acres
Better fire protection for the University
of British Columbia's 10,000-acre research
forest near Haney in the Fraser Valley is
now a reality.
For an outlay of less than $2000, UBC
forest officials have pieced together a bright
red fire truck equipped with a tank holding
a thousand gallons of water and a high pressure pump and other fire fighting equipment.
The truck will also provide protection for
some' areas of the municipality of Maple
Ridge, which is adjacent to the forest.
Forest officials have also made an arrangement with the B.C. Forest Service, Mission
district, to assist them in fighting any outbreaks which may occur near the forest.
Fire chief J. R. Stanyer of Haney and
Bruce Webster, Mission district ranger,
both agree that the new piece of equipment
will be a most welcome addition to the fire
fighting resources of the district.
The man responsible for finding the
components for the fire truck is J. P. Tessier,
resident forester at the UBC property and
a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and Yale University.
The, truck, a 1948 General Motors Corporation three-ton, was purchased from
Pacific GMC Ltd., of Vancouver. The thousand-gallon tank is surplus used equipment
bought from Imperial Oil Company, also of
The task of mounting the tank on the
truck and reinforcing the chassis was carried out by the Willock Truck Equipment
Company in Vancouver. All the fire equipment on the truck, including the pump,
Were purchased from Wajax Equipment
Mr. Tessier says the UBC forest, which
is valued at more than a million dollars,
is now protected by more equipment than
is required by the B.C. Forest Service
"The big advantage," he says, "is that
we are now completely mobile. We can get
to any outbreak in a very short time and
with our new resources we should be able
to get things under control in short order."
Disease May Be
by Element Lead
A University of British Columbia professor is in Great Britain this summer gathering evidence to support a theory that the
element lead may be the cause of the
baffling disease multiple sclerosis.
The theory that lead and multiple sclerosis are linked has been put forward by Professor Harry V. Warren, a member of the
department of geology and a pioneer in the
new field of biogeochemistry.
For the past 15 years Prof. Warren and
research associate Dr. R. E. Delavault have
been analyzing vegetation to determine the
metal content of soil on the theory that the
root system of trees and shrubs picks up
traces of such elements as copper, lead, zinc,
gold and silver.
During their investigations the scientists
encountered numerous variations from the
normal. These variations have been so great
in some cases that they were lead to the
conclusion that the health of animals and
humans might be effected if these variations
extended to vegetables.
The researchers have found that vegetation can concentrate the element lead by a
factor of as much as ten times that found
in the soil in which they were growing.
They have found the element concentrated
in forest trees, barley, wheat and vegetables
such as carrots despite the fact that the soil
in  which  they  grew  carried  considerably
lower concentrations.
"The crucial point in all this," says Prof.
Warren, "is the form in which the lead is
held in the vegetation. Some forms of the
element pass through animal and human
systems without effect but other forms may
prove poisonous.
"Our interest in lead," says Prof. Warren, "was further stimulated by the fact
that multiple sclerosis has a comparatively
high incidence in some parts of Scandinavia
and the British Isles and a relatively low
incidence in other areas of the same countries which are closely related geographically."
All the areas with a low incidence of
multiple sclerosis are underlaid with rock
formations which do not carry lead. "On
the other hand," says Professor Warren, "in
areas with a high incidence of multiple
sclerosis there appears to be above normal
concentrations of lead."
In North America the prevalance of the
disease  has  been reported high  in  south
western    Quebec,   southern    Ontario   and
central Nova Scotia—areas where there are
above normal amounts of lead in the soil.
Aided by a grant of $1000 from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation of Canada, Dr,
Warren is visiting Britain to carry out
further studiies in areas where there may
be abnormal concentrations of lead.
Faculty Attend Many
Important Conferences
DR. GEORGE L. PICKARD, director of oceanography and professor of physics, attended sessions of the International Union of
Geodesy and Geophysics which opened July 25 in Helsinki, Finland.
He also visited oceanographic laboratories in England and Scandinavia. *      •      •
DR. MARVIN DARRACH, head of the department of biochemistry, was elected president of the Canadian Biochemical Society
at June meetings in Winnipeg. DR. S. H. ZBARSKY of the same
department and associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Biochemistry, was elected to the nominations committee.
• •       •
MISS CHARLOTTE BLACK, director of the school of home
economics, attended the 50th anniversary of the establishment of
home economics in the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg in
June. She later attended the biennial meeting of the Canadian
Home Economics Association in Edmonton.
• •       •
DR. J. LEWIS ROBINSON, professor and head of the department of geography, was one of five Canadian delegates to the
ninth quadrennial meeting of the International Geographic Union
in Stockholm, Sweden, in July. He also represented Canada at the
1956 meeting in Brazil. Prior to the Union conference, he was a
guest lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and University of
Reading, and made a tour of central Europe with members of the
Royal  Scottish Geographical Society.
• •       *
DR. H. PETER OBERLANDER, associate professor of planning,
was Canada's representative to the 1960 World Planning and Housing Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he delivered a
paper on "The contribution of physical planning to economic and
social development." He also attended the annual meeting of the
Town Planning Institute of Canada at the University of Montreal
where he spoke on "Recent trends to planning education in Canada."
• •       •
DR. MAX HOWELL, physical education, attended the June
meeting in Ontario of the board of directors and the representative
council of the Canadian Physical Education Association. He later
addressed the recently-formed Ontario Physical Fitness study committee on "Testing for physical fitness."
• •       *
DR. JANET R. STEIN, instructor of biology and botany, will
attend the joint meetings of biological societies sponsored by The
American Institute of Biological Sciences at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., from August 28 to September 1, where
she will present a paper co-authored by DR. R. F. SCAGEL, associate professor of biology, botany and zoology, entitled "Some
observations on the nannoplankton in a British Columbia inlet."
Also attending the meetings will be DR. ROBERT BAND0NI and
DR. GLEN ROUSE, assistant professors in the same department.
Dr. Stein will later go to the Eastern New Mexico University where
she will be visiting lecturer in thej National Science Foundation
Science Institute.
• •       *
DR. D. J. WORT, professor of biology and botany, is a visiting
lecturer during the summer session at the Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.
• *      *
PROFESSOR JACOB BIELY, head of poultry science, was
elected president of the Nutrition Society of Canada at its third
annual meeting in Guelph, Ont.
• •       •
PROFESSOR RONALD E. BURGESS of the department of
physics will attend the International Conference on Semiconductor
Physics in Prague in August. He is also a Canadian delegate to
the General Assembly of the Union Radio Scientifique Internationale
to be held in London, England, in September and is the organizer
of the session on molecular and parametric amplifiers. Professor
Burgess was chairman of a symposium on "Fluctuations in solids"
at the Armour Research Foundation in Chicago last May.
• *      *
PROFESSOR   FREDERIC   LASSERRE,   director  of  the  School
of Architecture, has been awarded a senior fellowship by the
Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation to study aspects of
design and planning which affect mobility of people in large housing
schemes throughout Europe. He will have headquarters in London.
During his leave of absence from September 1, 1960, to September
1, 1961, PROFESSOR WOLFGANG GERSON will be acting director of the school.
• •      •
PROFESSOR   J.   E.   BIER   of  the   department   of  biology   and
botany will attend the next meeting of the International Union of
Forest Research Organizations in Scotland where forest areas between Inverness and Aberdeen will be studied. He attended the
last meting of I.U.F.R.O. held in the Netherlands in 1954. Professor
Bier, who will be accompanied by Mrs. Bier, will also visit various
forest research institutes throughout Europe.
• •       •
MRS. BERYL E. MARCH, research associate in the department
of poultry science, has been awarded a Royal Society and Nuffield
Commonwealth bursary for advanced study at Cambridge University in England. She will carry out further studies on the nutritive
value of fish meals used in poultry feeding.
• •       •
PROFESSOR   FRANK  A.  FORWARD, head of the department
of mining and metallurgy, has been given an award for the outstanding "technical achievement" of 1959 by the American magazine Mining World. The work for which Prof. Forward received
the award was a new leaching process for the recovery of zinc
from ores and concentrates. He had earlier invented a high temperature and pressure ammonia leach process for nickel refining. July-August, 1960
Research Unit for UBC
Result of CARS Bequest
A research unit for the study
of connective tissue diseases and
rheumatology has been established in the faculty of medicine
at the University of British Columbia.
A joint announcement regarding the  new unit was made re
cently by President N. A. M. Mackenzie and Mr. A. F. McAlpine,
president of the B.C. division of
the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society.
The   project    has   been    made
possible by a bequest of $175,110
CANCER RESEARCHERS Charles Culling, left, and Phillip Vasser have completed the first survey of smoking habits
of Canadian college students. They discovered that Canadians begin smoking earlier than Americans and have urged
a campaign to discourage teen-agers from smoking. Data on
smoking habits was obtained from UBC students and nurses
at Vancouver General Hospital.
Smoking Survey Shows
Canadians Start Early
A campaign to discourage teen-agers from starting to
smoke has been advocated by two UBC medical researchers
who have just completed the first study of the smoking habits
of Canadian university students.
After    studying    the    smoking"^
habits   of   almost  1000' UBC   stu
dents and student nurses, the researchers—Dr. Phillip Vassar and
Charles Culling of UBC's department of pathology and Dr. A.
M. Saunders of the Vancouver
General Hospital—have reached
the following conclusions:
• Canadians begin smoking
earlier than Americans but later
than teen-agers in Britain and
The mean age at which Canadians begin smoking is 16.25
years, the report states, with 83
per cent taking up cigarets before the age of 18. In the U.S. the
mean age for beginning smokers
is 18 and in-Britain and Norway,
15 years. Data assembled by the
scientists shows that 85 per cent
of Canadian smokers start between the ages of 13 and 19.
• The proportion of smokers
among girls is as high as that
among men—a result which the
researchers are at a loss to explain since it contrasts sharply
with a similar study carried out
in Texas.
. FASTER   IN   B.C.
Other foreign reports have consistently shown that male smokers far outnumber women smokers. The proportion of women
smokers has been rising steadily
since the war but apparently the
increase has been faster in B.C.
than elsewhere. *
• Once an individual has started smoking, he or she is probably addicted to the habit for
The proportion of non-smokers
in any group is fairly constant at
43 per cent the scientists found
and of the remainder 11 per cent
will be smokers who have
This remainder of 11 per cent
"consists of a floating population
of addicted smokers attempting
to break the habit," the report
The report continues: "This is
supported by figures from the
U.S.A. which show that of eight
tobacco addicts who have not
smoked for one year, seven will
have returned to smoking within
nine years."
The scientists conclude: "It
would appear the only way to
save future generations from the
effects of smoking is an effective
campaign directed toward the
young teen-aged groups in order
to discourage them from ever
starting to smoke. For it appears
that once a person starts to
smoke he or she is probably addicted to the habit for life."
The report on smoking habits
is an outgrowth of a search for
a diagnostic test for lung cancer
which the three scientists have
been working on at the Vancouver General Hospital.
by the late E. E. P. Cunliffe of
Kamloops, an arthritic who set
aside the residue of his estate to
CARS "for the sole and exclusive
purpose of research carried on
by that body."
The bequest will be amortized
at $20,000 per year over a period
of ten years. The project marks
the fulfilment of plans made by
the founders of CARS more than
14 years ago.
"I am very pleased with the
s upport given by CARS to this
new research activity," said Dean
John F. McCreary, head of the
faculty of medicine. "Rheumatism
and connective tissue diseases represent major causes of human
discomfort and ill health. We
seem to be on the threshold of
a period in which advances in the
knowledge of these diseases can
be made. It will be very valuable
to have a research unit actively
engaged in this field in our province."
Dr. Robert B. Kerr, head of the
department of medicine, said: "I
am very pleased to know of the
provision of means by which the
various aspects of rheumatic diseases can be furthered within the
university. I would expect that in
this manner the knowledge concerning this group of diseases
will be extended, particularly
from the standpoint of the knowledge of basic factors involved as
well as the application of knowledge to the handling of patients
suffering from these disorders."
Although considerable research
into the rheumatic diseases is
presently being carried on in universities and hospitals throughout the country, the proposed
unit will be the first of its kind
in a Canadian university.
Dr. Arthur Bagnall, chairman
of the National Medical Advisory
Board of CARS, said: "This is
the culmination of our efforts to
bring the research field up to the
standards set by CARS and the
medical profession for treatment."
The B.C. Division of CARS has
financially supported rheumatic
research to the extent of $160,000
since 1951, according to Dr. Bagnall, who said that the Society
hopes to double its research program in the next two years.
Continued from  Page 1
$2,123,886,   have   been  completed
and  are in use.
• An addition to the Wesbrook
building for the faculty of pharmacy costing $663,500. Opening of
the wing will enable the faculty
to move from its present quarters
in the biological sciences building.
• An addition to the Buchanan
building costing $1,283,000 including $525,280 from the Canada
Council. The wing is a multipurpose classroom building and
will be used by a number of departments.
• A new south wing to the
library will be ready in September and will be opened officially
sometime during the fall. The
wing will double the library's
present seating capacity arid provide space for special collections of books.
The wing will cost $1,708,758, of
which $824,000 came from the
Canada Council and $425,000 as a
gift from Mr. Walter Koerner.
FERTILITY is the title of sculpture by Jack Harman which
won the $600 prize offered by UBC for the best piece shown,
in the biennial exhibition of the Pacific Northwest Institute
of Sculpture. The outdoor exhibition will be on display
at UBC until September 30. Mr. Harman's statue will remain at UBC permanently.
New UBC Department
Gets $60,000 Grant
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan,
has made a grant of $60,000 for support of UBC's newly-
established department of continuing medical education in
the faculty of medicine. * ■
Crippled Children
Attend Camp at
Research Forest
Dr. Donald H. Williams, one
of Canada's leading dermatologists, heads the new department
which started operations on July
1 as a joint project between the
faculty of medicine and the extension department.
The new department will organize post-graduate courses and
improve interneship and residency training programs by working with B.C. hospitals.
Dr. John McCreary, head of
UBC's medical faculty, said the
Kellogg Foundation now assists
post-graduate medical training
programs at two other Canadian
universities. He added that only
at UBC had a special department
been established with a full time
"Rapid development of new
hospitals calls for improved continuing medical education with
an opportunity to upgrade hospital standards, equipment and
operation, Dean McCreary said,
"and with a new university hospital projected for the future, the
program should also pave the
way for a close working relationship between outlying hospitals
and the new institution."
Ninety crippled boys and girls
are having a camping holiday
this summer at Loon Lake in
UBC's 10,000-acre research forest
north of Haney.
The camp, organized by the
B.C. Society for Crippled Children, is directed by Dr. John
Reid, assistant professor of pediatrics and preventive medicine, assisted by a staff trained in the
needs of the handicapped—medical students, teachers and recent
physical education  graduates.
The youngsters, who suffer
from asthma, congenital heart
disease, rheumatoid arthritis and
diabetes, are on crutches and
in wheel chairs. A few can move
around freely.
Dr. Reid said that everything
is planned so that the handicapped children have an opportunity to do things they would
never do in the city. Doctors and
clinics throughout B.C. have recommended the children who attend the  camp.
Twenty-seven boys attended
the camp early in July. Later in
the month 31 girls arrived for a
two-week stay. U.B.C. REPORTS
July-August,  1960
Committee Makes Plans
for 1960 Homecoming
Homecoming for 1960 will take
place on October 28 and 29 in
conjunction with UBC's fall congregation eeretnonies Alumni officials have decided.
A committee under graduates
Barry Baldwin and Laurie Dyer
is meeting during the summer to
plan the two-day event which
will    be   highlighted   by   seven
Extension Division
Receives Two Awards
Awards for a film and a radio program have been won
by the communications division of the UBC extension de-
 ! __^   The film, entitled "Paperchase,"
Annninfmontc was made by students at the 1959
/AppOinrrnCnrS summer school of communications and received an award as
the best amateur film at the 12th
annual Canadian Film Awards
presentation in Toronto.
Two Appointments
Announced  in
Medical Faculty
Two new appointments have
been made in the faculty of medicine at the University of British Columbia.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
has announced the appointment
of Dr. Frederick E. Bryans as
head of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology and Dr.
James Mather as assistant Dean
of the faculty.
Dr. Bryans, who has been a
member of the obstetrics and gynaecology department since 1954,
succeds Dr. Alec Agnew, who
died suddenly in August last
Dr. Bryans did graduate work
at the University of Toronto, Harvard and European centers before joining the UBC medical faculty in 1954.
Dean McCreary said that Dr.
Mather would continue to act as
head of the department of preventive medicine at UBC. He has
been a member of the UBC faculty since 1952. He is a graduate of
the University of Toronto where
he obtained his medical degree
and the degree of doctor of public health.
Carey Hall Opens
UBC's fifth theological college
— Carey Hall — was opened
officially on June 10 during the
convention of Baptist churches
of B.C.
The new development, located
on the eastern edge of the campus on Wesbrook Crescent, will
accommodate 40 students.
Alan Thomas, director of the
extension division, flew to Toronto from New York to receive
the award. He is currently attending Columbia University on
a $1000 fellowship from the Canadian Association for Adult Education.
The film was praised for "refreshing, imaginative and original use of music and dialogue.'
The award is a trophy donated
by the Association of Motion Picture Producers and Laboratories
of Canada.
A pilot radio program entitled
"Defence," also produced by the
communications division, has received a grant of $2100 from the
National Association of Educational Broadcasters oC th? U.S.
This is the first time that a
Canadian group has received a
grant in the non-commercial category. The program is one of a
series of ten on Canadian-American relations. Other programs
will deal with economics, labour,
and political problems.
"Vancouver station CKWX has
also renewed its $6000 grant for
continuation of the series
"Sounds of the city," which was
broadcast last winter on Sunday
night. An additional $750 has
been granted to the division from
the Leon and Thea Koerner
class reunions and panel discussion on problems in higher education.
Arrangements for the reunions
of the classes of 1920, 25, 30, 35,
40, 45 and 50 are being made by
home economics graduate Miss
Anne Howorth.
On Friday night one of the
seven classes will hold a reunion
on campus. The annual dinner of
the medical division will take
place the same evening and the
Buchanan building will be the
site of a lecture-discussion meeting.
Saturday morning activities include faculty coffee parties in
Brock Hall followed by the panel
discussions. At noon graduates
will gather in the field house for
a buffet lunch.
On Saturday afternoon there
will be tours of the campus and
a football game. Most classes will
hold their reunions at various
campus points on Saturday evening. The annual Homecoming
ball will be held in Brock Hall
Saturday night.
•     •     •
The Alumni Association has
decided "with great reluctance"
to discontinue the annual Boxing
Day ball, Association director
Arthur Sager has announced.
The decision was made, he
said, because of declining attendance over the past three or four
years and the fact that Homecoming celebrations seem to be
replacing the  Boxing Day event.
•    •    •    ■
A total of $8,947.75 had been
contributed by 690 graduates to
the Alumni Association's annual
giving campaign for 1960 when
UBC  Reports went to press.
Most gifts are being earmarked
for specific objectives, Association officials report. The most
popular are the President's Fund
—-$3259 given by 230 persons—the
UBC library — 178 individuals
have given $2020 — and Alumni
regional scholarships—$2058 from
16G persons.
The committee mananging the
campaign, which continues until
the end of the year, is headed by
James Sinclair.
APPOINTED head of a new
Institute of Industrial Relations is Professor A.W.R. Carrothers of law faculty. He will
return to teaching in law
school following appointment
of full time director.
UBC Offers
165 Courses
at Night
UBC's extension department
and the faculty of commerce will
combine to offer 165 evening
courses during the fall and winter.
A brochure giving full details
about the course? is now available and can be obtained by writing to the UBC extension department.
About 135 courses will be offered beginning in the week of
September 26. An additional 30
courses will be offered by the
extension department beginning
in January, 1961.
Mrs. Alice Lindenberger, director of the evening classes,' said
the opening date for classes will
be 'preceded by four nights of
pre-registration from September
19 to 22 in the Wesbrook building.
Most of the 1960-61 evening
classes will be held in the physics, chemistry, biological sciences and Wesbrook buildings,
Mrs. Lindenberger said. Reason
for the shift to the south of the
campus arises from the need to
provide more adequate parking
facilities, she added.
Many new courses have been
added to the existing categories
of offerings, Mrs. Lindenberger
said. Last year 147 courses were
attended by 5100 people, she said,
and it is expected that the number attending UBC at night will
increase again this year.
Thinking Can Improve Your Athletic Ability
A UBC graduate student has
carried out tests which show that
athletic skills can be improved
if you think hard about them.
Ian Kelsey, of the department
of physical education and recreation, conducted the experiments
while preparing his master's thesis at UBC. His conclusion: mental practice can improve motor
Here is one test Kelsey carried out:
Twenty-four students were divided into-'three groups of eight.
Group one did as many sit-ups
as they could on the first day of
the experiment and then tried
again 22 days later.
Group two practised hard each
day while group three tried once
and then thought about sit-ups
for the remaining 22 days.
Here are the results:
Group one—those who did no
dally practice or thinking about
sit-ups — showed barely any
change. Group 2—the daily practice  group —  improved  32 per
cent and those who thought hard
about it improved 30 per cent.
Daily practice, says Kelsey, produces the best results but the
statistical formulae applied to the
results show that the thinkers
improved themselves significantly.
Kelsey found he got the same
results in experiments in running,
throwing, dart-tossing and basketball.
Doctors say the results could
be explained by increased neural
impulses in certain channels of
the brain due to concentration
thus providing better preparation
for the activity.
Other suggestions were increased motivation and improved
ability to concentrate.
For all his experiments Kelsey
doesn't recommend sitting back
and thinking about improving
your athletic ability. Practice still
makes perfect, he claims, but if
an opportunity occurs to think
about improvement, hop to it.
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. A. E. H. Ramsay BA '49;
Lillian Mae Randall BA '41; Wm.
P. Rathbone BA '35; Edith Caroline Rauch BA '46; Mrs. Cranston Raymond BA '38 (Olive
Tufts); Mrs. Nicholas C. Read
BA '40 (Mary E. Butters); Peter
David Redecopp BA '49; Kenneth
Wilfred Reed BCom '47.
Adam Reid BA '39; Mrs. Adam
Reid BA '41 (Marjorie V. Usher);
Reginald Herbert Reid BA '50;
John Arthur Relf  BASc '50.
Nancy Jean Rennie BA '49;
Norman T. Renwick BA '40;
Maurice Rodney Reynolds BA
'51; Mary Rezos BSW '52.
Daniel Gregor Rice, BA '49;
George Bernard Rich, BA '50;
Mavis Rich, BA '33; Frederic
Richards, BASc '35; Mrs. Martin
Richards (Mary E. Lane), BA '28.
Margaret Ethel Ridland, BA '41;
Nenagh G. M. Richardson, MA
'52; Christopher P. Rigby, BASc
'33; Mrs. C. N. Riley (Joselyn S.
Steves), BA '33.
Josephine C. Riley, BSW '52;
Frank Joseph Rita, .BCom '40;
Mrs. Marjory E. Ritchie, BA '43;
Wm. D. L. Roach, BA '48, LLB
'49; Arthur Kenneth Roberts, BA
Sc '48; Harry N. Roberts, BA '34;
Mary G. Roberts, BA '34; Kathleen Ethel Robertson, BA '35;
Robert C. Robinson, BASc '38;
Laurence Rodgers, BCom '50;
Edward Rodin, BA '52, LLB '53;
Mrs. Helen M. Roedde (Gowans),
BA '49, BSW '50; Beryl Rogers,
BA '34; Stewart G. Rogers, BA
Ernest Rolia, BA '49; Robert
Gordon Ross, BA '42; Edwin Wm.
Rowbotham, BASc '39*; Annie M.
Rowbottom, BA '31; Ann Louise
R. Roy, BA '51; Maria W. Ruar-
diwichers, BA '42; Roy Arthur
Ruddell, BASc '50; Alois Henry
Rudnicki, BASc '29; Wm. Lome
Rush, BCom '47; Eileen Rush-
worth, BA '42; Robert Arnold
Russell, BA '50; Mrs. Harold Russell (Dorothy E. J. Gage), BA
'34; Hugh Cecil Russell, LLB '53;
Walter S. Ryder, MA '20; Nancy
Patricia Sadler, BA '39; Percy
Philip Saltzman, BA '34; Alexander Sand, BSA '24.
Alan Lloyd Sanderson, BA '44
John Alex Sanderson, BASc '44
John  David   Sansum,  BASc  '46
Tatsuo Sanmiya, BCom '41; Frederick Y. Sasaki, BCom '42.
Michael John Saturley, BCom
'48; Genevieve L. Saunders, BA
'39; Charlotte Hedy Schroeder,
BA '48; Frances Irene Schroeder,
BA '31; Norma Marie Schroeder,
BA '36; Miriam Frederika
Schwabe, BA '47; John A. A.
Scott, BA '50.
Kathleen Elizabeth Scott, BA
'47; Kenneth Norman Scott, BA
Sc '52; John Charles Segec, BA
'50; Lorris Earle N. Selkirk, B
Com '42.
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