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Volume 5, No. 2
April, 1959
Student Fees
Raised $100
by Board
The Board of Governors announced through President N.
A. M. MacKenzie on February
24 that student fees at the
university would be increased
$100 in all faculties for the
1959-60 academic session.
The Board's statement follows:
"This increase, which is the
only one since 1951, will bring
our fees approximately in line
with the University of Toronto
(although still a little lower on
average). They (the board) have
reached this decision after careful study and with genuine regret, because they are convinced
that without this increase in revenue they cannot maintain the
standards of the university or
provide the facilities and service
essential for a university education. This increase is made necessary by the increase in the costs
of operation, due to inflation, the
very large increase due to student enrolment, and the absolute
necessity of providing some salary increases for the teaching
faculty and other staff. Even with
this increase in revenue, the salaries at this university will still
be lower than those of other universities, the University of Toronto and some comparable to
our own.
"Incidentally, the University
has no operating surplus or other
reserves which enable it to meet
and maintain its costs of operation. Such limited surplus or
reserves as it does possess are
essential to provide for emergencies, to prevent bank overdrafts, and to cover necessary
commitments of an unusual nature, such as supplies and equipment for the new building for
chemistry and the biological
sciences, to toe opened in September next."
The new fee structure for the
University will be as follows: arts,
and science, home economics,
physical education, nursing, agriculture, education, $322; social
work, architecture, engineering,
law, pharmacy, forestry and commerce, $372;  medicine, $527.
These fees do not include the
Alma Mater Society fee of $24,
which is part of first term fees
collected in  September.
Non-donors Pay
For 'Chronicle'
An annual subscription fee of
S3 is now being charged by the
Alumni Association for their
quarterly magazine, the Chronicle.
Alumni acting director John
Haar said donors to the UBC Development Fund and the Alumni
annual giving program would
continue to receive the magazine
free of charge. Only non-donors
are expected to pay the $3 fee.
1 Reason for the charge is rising
production costs, Haar said. Non-
donors who wish to receive the
magazine are asked to write to
the Alumni Association, Brock
Hall, UBC. Checks or money
orders should be made payable
to the UBC Alumni Association.
. . . heads medical faculty.
UBC Names Paediatrician
As New Dean of Medicine
The appointment of Dr. John F. McCreary as dean of the
faculty of medicine at UBC has been announced by Presi-
— ~ fdent N. A. M. MacKenzie.
Ne\V    Garden Dr-   McCreary   will   resign   as
_. ,    , head of the UBC medical school's
Planned    by department    of    paediatrics    but
k I     ,       I      a L'l.        J. wil* remam as a professor in that
iNOtea    ArCnireCl department and will continue to
A   noted   Japanese   landscape  teach medical students and others
architect has arrived at UBC to j in this field,
develop   an   authentic   Japanese j     Dr.    McCreary    succeeds    Dr.
garden on the campus. j John Patterson who resigned in
He is Kannosuke Mori, lecturer
in landscape architecture at the
college of horticulture at Chiba
University, who was selected by
the Japanese government to plan
the new development on Marine
drive adjacent to UBC's new $2
million residence development.
The present Japanese garden
on the campus, which contains a
memorial to Dr. Inazo Nitobe, a
Christian educator who died in
B.C. during a visit in 1933, has
been partly used for the new
residence  development.
Three    acres   have    been   set
September, 1958, to become dean
of medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. McCreary, who received
his medical degree from the
University of Toronto in 1934,
came      to   Vancouver   in   1951   as
head of the paediatrics department of UBC's newly-formed
medical school. The same year
; he was named paediatrician-in-
chief of the health center for
children at the Vancouver General hospital.
As a wing commander with the
aside for the new garden which ! R°yal Canadian Air Force from
will incorporate the memorial to   1942 to 1945 Dr- McCreary acted
Dr. Nitobe. Mr. Mori, who is
working under the direction of
Dr. John W. Neill, UBC's land,
scaping supervisor and associate
director of the botanical garden,
is now doing sketches for the
garden and work is expected to
start before he returns to Japan
in two months.
Dr. Neill said the Japanese-
Canadian Citizen's Association
has suggested that Japanese-
Canadian gardeners in the Vancouver area should each contribute one day's work toward construction  of the garden.
He said the Association had
formed a study group to meet
with Dr. Mori who would instruct
them in the care and maintenance of the garden.
Dr. Neill said preliminary planning was one of the most important stages in the construction of
the garden since the placement
of rocks and the controlled
growth of the plants have a symbolic meaning.
as a consultant in nutrition and
in 1944 was detached to SHAEF
headquarters in Europe to carry
out examinations of more than
50,000 children in liberated areas
of Europe.
In recognition of this work,
most of which was done in Holland, the Netherlands government awarded him one of its
most distinguished decorations
and named him an Officer in the
Order of Orange-Nassau.
From 1945 to 1951 Dr. McCreary
practised paediatrics in Toronto
and was associated with the Hospital for Sick Children, Wellesley
Hospital and Grace Hospital in
that city.
He has retained the rank of
group captain in the RCAF and
has acted as a nutrition consultant from 1946 to the present. In
1957 Dr. McCreary spent three
months in India as a member of
a Colombo Plan mission studying medical  education.
UN Training Program
Commences on June 1
A regional training center for recipients of United Nations
fellowships and scholarships will be established at the University of British Columbia on June 1st, UBC's president,
Dr. Norman MacKenzie, announced recently.
The center is being established under a tripartite agreement between the United Nations, the government of Canada
and the University of British Columbia. The center will supervise the scholars and fellows assigned to it under the UN's
technical assistance program.
Recipients Report to UBC Center
The tripartite agreement was worked out by Dr. Hugh Keenley-
side, formerly director of the technical assistance program of the
United Nations and now the UN's under-secretary for public administration and head of its executive operations service, which provides
international civil servants to under-developed countries.
Recipients of UN fellowships and scholarships will report to
the UBC center where they will formulate their program with the
staff of the center and appropriate UBC professors before beginning university or in-service training in business or government in
the four western Canadian provinces or the western United States.
Those awarded UN fellowships and scholarships are drawn from
government and industry in developing countries and require advanced training in established industrial and governmental agencies.
If recipients require additional English language instruction before commencing training they will enrol at universities where such
training  is  available.
In addition to supervisory and placement work officials of the
center will, in cooperation with the university, organize special
courses, training institutes and seminars in fields in which a particular need may exist.
The center will strengthen the current UN technical assistance
programs in economic development, public administration and social
welfare and supplement work being done by the UN, specialized
agencies and the governments of Canada and the United States.
Political Scientist Heads Center
The UN will provide a director and an administrative officer
for the center and will be responsible for fellowship travel, stipends
and for university and other fees.
Director of the center will be Professor Albert Lepawsky, of
the department of political science at the University of California.
He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he obtained
his bachelor and doctoral degrees and has also studied at the London
School of Economics  and the University of Berlin.
From 1930 to 1942 he was a member of the department of political
science at the University of Chicago and during the same period
was a member of the Chicago Planning Commission, a consultant
for the National Resources Board and director of research for the
law department of the University of Chicago.
He was also director of the Institute of Public Service at the
University of Chicago. Following the war he became director of
the Southern Regional Training program, a scheme under the jurisdiction of the state universities in the Tennessee Valley Authority
During this same period he was connected with the United
Nations and joined that organization's technical assistance program
in 1950. In 1953 he became professor of political science at the
University of California while continuing his association with the
United   Nations.
Western Growth Decisive Factor
Dr. Lepawsky said B.C. was chosen as the site of the center because of the remarkable population and economic expansion in
western Canada and the U.S. during the past 50 years.
The government and business activities in the area are of great
interest to experts from abroad who are concerned with resource
development projects, regional planning, multi-purpose schemes and
development corporations, he said.
"The area's natural resources, water, energy, land, forests,
minerals, and wild life have provided the basis for significant development programs which can be usefully studied by personnel
from the less developed countries," Prof. Lepawsky said.
"The intellectual leadership of UBC and its long record of regional and international cooperation with the institutions of the
entire Pacific region was a major factor in the decision to establish
the new UN center here," he added. "Dr. MacKenzie's personal
leadership in the field of international studies is widely appreciated,"
he said.
Other factors in the choice of western North America as the site
for the center are the advances made in social welfare programs
and the valuable facilities for in-service training in public administration, according to Prof. Lepawsky.
Brock Hall Scene of Alumni
Annual Dinner on April 16
UBC's Alumni Association will hold its 43rd annual
dinner meeting in Brock Hall at 6:30 p.m. on April 16.
Theme of the meeting, which is being arranged by
a committee under Walter Scott, will be "Alumni we
have known," and two speakers will deal with the University's past and its plans for the future.
Tickets for the event may be reserved by writing
or telephoning to the UBC Alumni office, ALma 4200.
Tickets are $2.75 each. U.B.C. REPORTS
April, 1959
VOLUME 5, No. 2 VANCOUVER  8,   B.C,
APRIL, 1959
JAMES A. 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   granted   for   the   material   appearing herein to be reprinted freely.
A New Athletic Report
This is the second of two articles written for 'UBC
Reports' by Dean A. 1!'. Matthews, dean of the faculty
of pharmacy and chairman of the Senate committee on
athletics, recreation and physical education. The report of
the committee was accepted by the Senate and approved
in principle by the Board of Governors.
Perhaps the most dominant influence of all in
its effect upon the athletic picture in our universities is the changing attitude of the average
citizen toward sport in general. A better understanding of and appreciation for the fine points
of various games no doubt has had much to do
with this. Possibly we saw the beginnings of it
when radio broadcasting of games became so
popular but, certainly, it now is gaining real
momentum in this TV era. No doubt the increase
in leisure time resulting from the shorter work
week also has been a contributing factor. One
result has been a great boom in professional
sport, which has permeated even into such games
as tennis and golf—formerly considered to be
more "social" sports or pastimes.
Professional sports now occupy a place of
much prominence in our Canadian way of life but
there is now coming into being a growing realization that all the emphasis, or perhaps even the
main emphasis, cannot be in this direction without the grave danger that our young people will
grow up into a nation of "watchers" rather than
"doers". In fact, in respect to our so-called "national game", there already appears to be a
dearth of good young hockey players coming to
the fore.
For perhaps the strongest evidence of a need
to re-activato our amateur sports we need only
to turn to the statistics on army rejections on fitness grounds published after the war, or to view
the growing alarm about the apparent lack of fitness amongst present day high school students.
There are many who consider that the universities can and should spark this campaign to reactivate our amateur sports and to set up and
aehieve higher standards of fitness for Canadian
There are those, too, who contend that there
is yet another important aspect to the university's
position in relation to sport. Just as there are
students who come to the campus with talents for
music, drama and public speaking, there are those
who come with skills in various games coupled
with a strong urge toward competition with their
fellows. If these skills and this urge are to experience the normal development that should take
place during the formative years while the student is here, it is desirable that there be good
guidance in the way of coaching and that there
be opportunities for worthwhile competition.
The net result will then be not only the short-
range satisfying of the competitive urge but the
production of graduates who will be better qualified to assist in developing a more productive fitness program. While many of our graduates will
find this opportunity in the public and high
schools, there also is a great need for others to
assist in community projects, "little leagues" and
other such enterprises for boys and girls.
The fact that various interested groups had
more or less independently arrived at conclusions of the sort outlined above became apparent
from various submissions the Senate Committee
on Recreation, Athletics and Physical Education
received from the Alma Mater Society, the
Alumni, the Men's and Women's Athletic Committees and others. As a consequence it seemed
to be fundamental that our extra-mural sports
program should no longer be regarded as an
extra-curricular "frill" provided for the amusement of the student body and to give a number
of students an opportunity to work off an excess
of energy.
In accepting the Committee's report, the Senate anfl the Board of Governors have indicated
approval in principle of the concept that a program of extra-mural sports, on an optional basis
in so far as the individual's participation in it is
concerned, is to be regarded by the University as
an essential part of the comprehensive university
In seeking to devise coincident recommendations with regard to the setting-up of a plan
whereby the University administration would
enter more actively into the financing of extra-
murals, the Committee was concerned that there
be no interference with the tradition of student
autonomy and initiative that has been so much a
part of UBC. After studying various possible alternatives it was agreed unanimously that the
existing plan of administering the program under
M.A.C, as a President's Committee, provided adequate safeguards for the interests of all concerned
and should be continued. The compulsory physical education program in the first and second
years and the intra-mural program will continue
to be under the direction of the school of physical education.
Under the plan, as now approved, the Board
of Governors will contribute to M.A.C.'s budget
for such specific purposes as the operation of the
athletic director's office, payment of salaries
and honoraria for coaching and training, providing non-expendable equipment and otherwise
maintaining the physical plant used for athletics.
This will have the effect of freeing funds provided to M.A.C. by the Alma Mater Society for
actually running the program and providing travelling expenses, expendable equipment and other
expenses directly associated with the meets and
As we begin this third stage in the development of athletics at UBC it is natural that the
question be raised, and it is being asked, as to
what we may expect to see accomplished. One
immediate effect will be a return to western intercollegiate competition with the prairie universities.   Certain basic differences in attitudes
and policies between UBC and Evergreen Conference institutions, to say little of the fact that their
being on the semester plan made it possible for
students taking part in seasonal sports to adjust
their work-loads to some extent accordingly, have
made it difficult for UBC to compete on an equal
basis with these institutions.
It has also proven to be the case, perhaps not
unexpectedly, that friendly rivalries and traditions have not been developed to any degree with
these smaller institutions. Now that air travel has
brought our sister institutions within the same
time-travel relationship as the Washington State
colleges, schedules for both leagues and for annual tournaments are feasible and should provide
much in the way of interesting competition.
It also should be pointed out, however, that
uppermost in the minds of M.A.C. has been the
fear that, in returning to intercollegiate competition, the higher travel costs might react to the
disadvantage of the smaller, non-revenue-producing clubs who find their competition at the local
Our minor sports program, while not attracting
the headlines as do the "glamour sports" of football, basketball, rugby and rowing, provides an
outlet for a very large number of students and a
better brand of competition for many Vancouver
and lower mainland clubs. Fortunately, an
"anchor-to-windward" has been provided through
the Board of Governors acceptance of the principle that, during the first few formative years, a
travel-subsidy will be provided to make W.C.I.A.U.
competition possible. This factor alone may well
provide the key that unlocks our whole future in
intercollegiate competition.
Competing against institutions with ideals similar to our own and under conditions where eligibility rules and practice time are more comparable, it can be predicted that student interest in
our major sports will return and that the many
alumni of other Canadian universities who now
reside in this area will welcome an opportunity
to see the colours of their alma mater in action.
At the same time it will be M.A.C.'s objective
to promote occasional competitions with other
major west coast institutions and certainly to develop to as great an extent as may prove practicable the many minor sports which provide an
outlet for such a large number of our students.
It seems quite in the realm of possibility that
these several objectives may be attained simultaneously within the new framework that has
been provided.
Kew Plan for Education
Suggested by President
A new body to control spending on higher education in
B.C. was envisaged by President N. A. M. MacKenzie when
he  spoke  recently   to  the  Victoria  branch   of  the  Alumni
Association. «~ 7~T~L Z Z Z	
it   would   be   absurd   and   wrong
The new body would control
the use and expenditure of public funds, he said, and would be
"designed to avoid as far as possible inevitable political 'logrolling'  and  pressures."
President MacKenzie said he
believed the best plan would be
an enlargement of the presetfe
Board of Governors. Alternatives
would be a provincial university
and college grants commission as
in Great Britain or a board of
higher education.
The composition of this body
would include representatives of
Victoria College and Vancouver
Island as well as the populous
areas of the interior, the president added.
"This hoard or commission
should be non-political though
the government should have, as
now, some voice in its membership, and it should, as far as possible be made up of men and
women who have had university
experience and who understand
the proper roles and functions of
a modern university," the president said.
This body should be responsible, he said, for presenting to
various governments, provincial,
federal and municipal, and to the
public, to private citizens and
foundations, the financial needs
and claims of the University of
British Columbia in all its parts,
divisions   or   campuses.
| "This Board," the president
continued, "would when funds
were given it proceed to allocate
the monies available as wisely as
possible and, I might add, that
an appropriate formula should
not be too difficult to work out."
The president said this board
should also decide about proposals for major additions to the
offerings of any related institutions or branches.
"I have in mind," he said, "the
setting up of new faculties or of
expensive departments, requiring a heavy investment in equipment and overhead. For instance,
at the present time to duplicate
most, if not all, of the professional faculties and schools operating at the University at Point
He said the present facilities
were capable of meeting the
needs of the province but added
that as population increases this
will probably not be true. At that
time, the president said, changes
can be made and this kind of expansion provided for.
The president began his speech
by stating that he believed we
should provide for our young
people the best and the most in
terms of educational opportunities that they as individuals are
suited to and can benefit from
and that we can afford.
He said it continued to be his
hope that Victoria College would
grow and develop as the need
arises and as facilities and financial help warrant.
The president said he hoped
Victoria College would remain
and be a part of UBC tout that it
should be autonomous in many
respects with its own council and
"For the time being," the president said, "I would recommend
that Victoria College should plan
as soon as is wise and possible
and I hope within five years at
the most, to offer four years in
the fields of arts and science, thus
making it a fully developed liberal arts college or institution."
The president concluded his
address by saying there was one
matter about which he felt most
strongly: "and that is the complete freedom of each and every
student to choose where and in
what way he shall receive or continue his higher education."
He said he was "firmly and
permanently opposed to any
arbitrary measures designed to
interfere with the freedom of
choice of the student and his
parents in respect of higher education."
President in Montreal
for Unesco Conference
PRESIDENT N. A. M. MacKENZIE as president of the Canadian National Commission for the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization headed the meeting in Montreal
in March to plan an international "grass roots" program to bring the
world's people closer together. The plan is part of UNESCO's aim
to "contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration
among nations."   Some 200 delegates attended the sessions.
• • •
MURDOCH of the department of mathematics will give summer
lectures at institutes for high school teachers in Washington, Oregon
and California which have been approved toy the National Science
Foundation (U.S.).
• • •
PROFESSOR RONALD E. BURGESS of the physics department has been appointed a member of the National Research
Council's associate committee on radio science. He has also been
made chairman of the Canadian National Commission VII (radio
electronics)   of the Union Scientifique Internationale.
• • •
PROFESSOR H. L. STEIN has been invited to serve as external
examiner for Ph.D. candidates in the division of psychology of the
Faculty of Education of the University of Alberta.
• * *
DR. S. M. FRIEDMAN of the department of anatomy is one of
five persons chosen as delegates to the International Physiological
Congress in Buenos Aires in August. April, 1959
Five LLD.'s to be Conferred
The presidents of two universities will be among the five, persons receiving honorary doctor of
laws degrees at UBC's spring
congregation  on  May 19  and  20.
They are Dr. Charles E. Odegaard, president of the University of Washington, and Dr. A.
Davidson Dunton, president of
Carleton University, Ottawa.
Others who will receive honorary LL.D.s are Professor A. S. P.
Woodhouse, head of the department of English at University
College at the University of Toronto, Professor Donald Creigh-
ton, head of the University of
Toronto's history department,
and   Senator   Donald   Cameron,
director of extension at the University of Alberta and director
of the Banff School of Advanced
Management and Fine Arts.
Dr. Odegaard and Dr. Dunton
became presidents of their respective universities in 1958. Dr.
Odegaard, whose teaching field
is medieval history, came to
Washington from the University
of Michigan, where he had been
dean of the college of literature,
science and the arts since 1952.
He is a graduate of Dartmouth
College and Harvard University.
Dr. Dunton, who was chairman of the board of governors of
the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1945 to  1958, suc
ceeded Dr. C. T. Bissell as president of Carleton University. Dr.
Bissell is now president of the
University of Toronto.
Dr. Dunton is a former editor
of the Montreal Standard and
during World War II was general
manager of the Wartime Information Board. He is married to
the former Kathleen Bingay of
Vancouver,  a graduate  of  UBC.
Dr. A. S. P. Woodhouse is a
graduate of the University of Toronto and Harvard University.
He became head of the English
department at University College in 1948 and also heads Toronto's school of graduate
studies.   He has written a num
ber of books and is an expert on
the English poet Milton and the
Puritan movement.
Senator Donald Cameron is a
graduate of the University of Alberta and is one of Canada's foremost adult educators. He was
summoned to the Canadian Senate in 1955.
Dr. Donald Creighton has been
chairman of Toronto's department of history since 1955 and is
well known for his biography of
Canadian prime minister Sir
John A. Macdonald, which won
him a governor-general's award.
He was educated at the University of Toronto and Oxford.
9950 Students Enrolled
For UBCs Winter Term
A total of 9950 students enrolled for the 1958-59 winter
session at UBC according to figures released by Registrar
 —•—«>J. E. A. Parnall.
Victoria College
>ens New
The premier of B.C., the Hon.
W. A. C. Bennett, officially opened the new addition to the Ewing
building at Victoria College on
February 18.
The addition, which consists of
a new floor to the existing building, contains two lecture rooms,
a seminar room, three offices
and a union room. The present
union room in the basement' of
the building will be taken over
by the library as a reading room
and additional stack  space.
Among the distinguished guests
who attended the opening cere-
money were the Hon. Leslie
Peterson, minister of education,
the Hon. W. N. Chant, minister
of public works, and Dr. J. F. K.
English, deputy minister of education.
Approximately 500 students
from Greater Victoria, Saanich
and Sooke have toured Victoria
College during the past year.
Purpose of the visits is to familiarize the students with what
Victoria College has to offer in
the way of education in science,
education and arts.
Members of the students'
council acted as guides for the
tours. Future Teacher Clubs from
Nanaimo, Lake Cowichan and
Campbell River also visited the
college during the spring term.
The student body is made up
of 7134 men (71.7 per cent) and
2816 women (28.3 per cent).
UBC's largest faculty is arts and
science with 4913 students registered followed by education
with 1445 students and engineering with 1409.
Enrolment figures for other
faculties are: agriculture, 156;
law, 2.52; pharmacy, 125; medicine, 213; forestry, 140; commerce, 597, and graduate studies,
Other figures released by John
F. McLean, head of UBC's counselling services, show that 1182
students are married and 605 of
them have 1059 children. Thirty-
seven students have four or more
children, 79 have three children,
185 have two and 304 have one
During the summer of 1958,
6,523 male students earned $5,644,-
400 or an average of $866 each.
Women students numbering 2867
earned $960,500 or an average of
$344 each during the same
Approximately 11 per cent of
UBC's student body are not
Canadian citizens and come from
such widely scattered points as
the West Indies, Hong Kong,
India, Ghana, Peru and Portugal.
Foreign students represent in
all about 65 countries. The majority of them will become Canadian citizens and many are already domiciled in British Columbia.
A total of 1016 students received their final year of secondary education outside Canada
and 780 are currently enrolled
on student visas.
UBC's NEW registrar
emeritus is Charles B.
Wood who served as regis-
rar from 1941 to 1957. He
succeeds Stanley Mathews
who died last year at the
age of 87. Mr. Wood joined
the faculty at UBC in 1934
as a lecturer in education.
He is currently living in
Woodstock, Ontario.
Vernon Site For
2-Day UN Seminar
UBC's extension department
will co-operate with the Rotary
Club of Vernon to stage a two-
day seminar on the United Nations in Vernon on April 17 and
Four UBC teachers and Mrs.
E. L. Stephens, executive secretary of the Vancouver branch of
the UN Association, will visit the
Okanagan city for the seminar
in Vernon Junior High School
University staff who will take
part in Hie seminar are Dr. Harry
Warren, dept. of geology; Dr.
John Conway, dept. of history;
Ronald Dore, Asian studies, and
Gordon  Selman,  extension  dept.
The seminar will open Friday
night at 8 pjn. with a discussion
of "World problems and the UN."
The next morning a film will be
shown followed by a lecture and
a panel discussion.
Foundation Makes
Grant of $2000
to University
UBC's faculty of graduate
studies has received a grant of
$2,000 from the Woodrow Wilson
National Fellowship  Foundation.
The grant, determined by the
number of Wilson Fellows currently enrolled at UBC, is intended to help "strengthen the
graduate program and to assist
beyond their first year of graduate work students genuinely interested in a teaching career."
UBC has one student enrolled
on a fellowship from the Foundation. Other direct grants to
eighty-4hree different universities attended by Wilson Fellows
this year are expected to total
Electron 'Scope
Now in Operation
An electron microscope capable
of magnifying objects up to 100,000
times is now in operation at UBC.
The microscope, purchased
with a donation of $34,000 to the
UBC Development Fund by the
B.C. chapter of the Canadian
Cancer Society, will be used for
cancer and connective tissue research.
Dr. William Chase, a graduate
of McGill University and the
University of Chicago, will operate the instrument in UBC's
pathology  department.
$5000 Grant
UBC has been awarded a grant
of $5,000 from the Fund for Adult Education to develop a leadership training program to further
the development of the study-
discussion program in the liberal
arts offered by the extension department.
One of the most important
collections of Chinese books
and manuscripts in the world
has been acquired by the UBC
The 45,000 volume collection,
which has been purchased by the
"Friends of the Library," will
make UBC one of the five most
important' centers in North America for the study of Chinese
history, philosophy, literature and
Other North American centers
which have comparable collections are Harvard, Columbia University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Library of Congress in Washington.
The only other major Chinese
collection in Canada is at the
Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
The collection was purchased
from Yao Kwan Shek, a Chinese
resident of Macao, the Portuguese colony on the mainland of
China opposite Hong Kong. Negotiations for the purchase have
been going on for almost two
About one-third of the collection is made up of rare and older
Chinese works, some of them
dating back to 960 A.D. The second largest group of hooks is
made up of histories, biographical
works and works on institutions,
economics and geography.
A large numoer of literary
works, private papers and memorials of officials are also included in the collection.
Local histories and gazeteers
of Kwangtung province—the area
from which most Vancouver Chinese originate—surpass in number and quality those in the best
American collection, according to
UBC librarian Neal Harlow.
About 90 per cent of the collection can be considered rare
in the present market, Mr. Harlow said, because the present
Chinese government prohibits
the export of Chinese works published before 1875.
Mr. Harlow added that the importance of the collection lies in
the fact that it has already been
brought together. "It is unlikely
that it can be duplicated at any
price even over a long period of
years," he stated.
UBC already has an established
program of Asian studies. Instruction is offered in the Chinese and Japanese languages and
the most competent students in
Chinese will be able to start using the collection within a year.
UBC's Asian studies program
also includes courses in Chinese
politics, history, anthropology
and geography.
This is the second major collection of books purchased within
the past year by the "Friends of
the Library" an organization
formed two years ago to encourage support of the UBC
Last October the Friends purchased a 20,000 volume collection
of Canadiana from the estate of
Montreal bookseller Thomas
President of the organization is
Kenneth Caple. Other executive
members are Dr. Wallace Wilson,
past president; Mr. Walter Koer-
ner, vice-president, and Mr. Harlow, secretary. U.B.C. REPORTS
April, 1959
Summer Session Opens
Week Early on June 29
The 1959 UBC summer session will open on June 29—
one week earlier titan in the past — Professor Kenneth
Argue, summer session director, has announced.
Change of date was made at
the request of students who attended summer session last year.
In a questionnaire they voted
three to one for an earlier start
for the session.
A total of 172 credit courses
will be offered at the six-week
school which will end on August
14. Thirteen new courses have
been added to the academic program in arts and science, home
economics, physical education
and commerce and business administration.
.These include Canadian literature, Geography of the Soviet
Union. Ideas and institutions of
the Middle Ages, Contemporary
philosophy. Second year Russian,
Theatre practice. History of the
theatre and Children's theatre.
Public Affairs
New Course For
Summer Session
A newly-established Summer
School on Public Affairs during
July and August will consist of
five courses and a lecture series.
Gordon Selman, assistant director of the Summer School, will
be in charge.
A feature of the school will be a
seminar on India from Aug. 17
to 21 when C. S. Veukatachar,
high commissioner to Canada,
and Dean F. H. Soward, head of
the history department, will be
the principal speakers.
The United Nations high school
seminar, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 4,
wilt be co-sponsored by the
United Nations Association, Vancouver branch. Bert Curtis will
be the chairman and there will
be several lecturers.
Preliminary plans have been
made for a conference on metropolitan planning, a conference on
Canadian-American relations, and
a course based on the report of
the Royal Commission on Canada's economic prospects.
' The public affairs lectures will
be held in room 106 of the Buchanan building on Tuesdays, at 8
p.m., from July 7 to Aug. 4.
French Canadians
Teach Art Classes
The Summer School of Visual
Arts and Crafts brings two outstanding artists from French
Canada to the Arts and Crafts
Centre at Acadia Camp from
June 29 to Aug. 15.
Jacques de 1- o n n a n c o u r,
painter, and Louis Archambault,
sculptor and ceramist, come to
the centre from Quebec in a
year when French Canadian art
will toe featured at the Vancouver Art Gallery in conjunction
with Vancouver's International
Festival of the Arts.
The art courses under de Ton-
nancour will provide opportunity for work from life, still life,
landscape and from imagination.
There will be sections for advanced students, those less advanced and beginners.
Techniques of both ceramics
and sculpture will be combined
in the classes for ceramic sculpture under Archambault.
In Creative Arts for Children
the program will cover group
murals, drawing from nature,
imaginative work, rhythmics and
field trips. Instructors will be
John Dobereiner and Philip
At the UBC School of Architecture, lectures, seminars and
workshop projects will be included in the course on Theory
of Contemporary Architecture.
"Approximately two-thirds of
the summer session courses are
arts and science." Professor
Argue said, "nonetheless the
needs of teachers for professional
courses to improve their certification will be fully met by the
many  offerings in  education."
Of a distinguished 173-member
faculty, 76 will be visitors from
other Canadian universities, the
United Kingdom and the United
States. At least 4700 students
are expected to enrol.
The system of advance registration by mail, instituted last
year, will be continued in 1959,
Professor Argue said. Closing
date for registration is June 1
and late registrants will be
Charged an additional $5 fee. All
credit course registrations, must
be made through the registrar's
Last posible date for registration is June 29, the opening day
for lectures. Calendars for the
session may be obtained by writing to the director of the summer session, University of British
Columbia. Vancouver 8. B.C.
Puccini, Rossini
Works Presented
During Summer
Two one-act operas by Puccini
and Rossini will be presented by
students of the summer school of
opera at UBC from June 29 to
August 7.
Under the direction of George
Schick of the Metropolitan Opera students will stage Puccini's
'Tl Tabarro" (The Cloak) and
Rossini's "La Cambiale di Mat-
rimonio" (The Mail Order Bride),
The UBC extension department
will provide scores for both the
operas, which will be presented
in English.
Assisting Mr. Schick in the productions will be Robert Gill, director of the Hart House Theatre
at the University of Toronto,
John Coveart, of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Toronto, and
Jean Erdman. director of the
summer session dance school.
Ciceri Returns to Star
In Theatre School Play
UBC's summer school theatre will present "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" as the feature production of the 22'nd
annual summer school of the arts from June 29 to August 22'.
Theatre    courses,    credit    and^
non-credit,   will   be   under   the
direction of Miss Dorothy Somerset from June 29 to August 15.
First and second year work will
cover    acting    and    stage    tech-
Lister Sinclair
To Give Lectures
Two series of special lectures
during the Summer Session will
deal with fine arts and events of
the Vancouver International
The fine arte series will be held
in room 106 of the Buchanan
building on Thursdays, at 8 p.m.,
from July 2 to Aug. 6.
Lister Sinclair, noted Canadian
author and critic, will conduct
the noon hour series based on
festival events which will include
interviews with participating
artists and directors.
These talks will take place in
room 106 of the Buchanan building, at 12:30 p.m., on Mondays
through Fridays, excepting Wednesdays, from July 6 to 24.
ram Given
The summer course in communications, from July 20 to
August 9, under the direction of
Alan Thomas, communications
supervisor, will be divided into
three sections—speech for broadcasting, acting for television and
a seminar on communications.
Dr. Read Campbell will conduct the course covering the
fundamentals of good speech for
broadcasting in which voice production and pronunciation will
be emphasized.
The class for advanced actors
tutoring for television will be
under the direction of Robert
Orchard. Acting or comparable
experience is a prerequisite.
Marshall McLuhan will be in
charge of the seminar on communications.
niques  and  history.
New to the extension program
this year are dance courses
under the direction of Jean
Erdman, contemporary American
dancer and former member of
the Martha Graham company.
Courses will include contemporary dance, movement analysis,
national dance styles and history
of the dance.
A special series of recital-
demonstrations will be conducted by Miss Erdman and performances of original dance studies
will be given by students.
Dr. Robert Loper, director of
the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and associate professor of
drama at Stanford University,
will be guest director of dramatic productions. One of the
school's plays will be included in
the Vancouver International Festival.
Leo Ciceri, Canadian actor
well known to London and New
York stages, will play the leading role in "The Caucasian Chalk
Circle," written by the late Ber-
tolt Brecht, one of the greatest
of modern German playwrights,
and author of the renowned
"Mother Courage." Last year
Ciceri starred in the summer
school production of "Everyman.'
Also new this year will be the
course in children's theatre conducted by Brian Way of London,
acknowledged expert in this
field. One of the plays produced
for a juvenile audience will be
under the direction of Sidney
A third production offering
student participation will be
directed by Donald E. Soule.
Instructors for theatre courses
include Robert Gill, Betty Gem-
mill, Milton Howarth, Sidney
B e an. e-tt,- Jessie Richardson,
Janie Stevenson, Ian Thorne,
Gwen Bradley and Lawrence
Where are*
These Grads
Living Now?
Addresses of more than 20
"lost" graduates were sent to
the Information Office by friends
and relatives who saw their
names in the last issue of UBC
Do you know where any of the
people listed below are residing
now? If you do fill in the coupon at the bottom of this page
and mail it to the UBC Information  Office.
John Hilsden BCom 47; Gordon
B. Hislop BA 24; Mrs. Leslie
Hobbs (Alice P. Edge-Parting-
ton) BA 34; Lillian B. Habson
BA 21; Barbara Monica Hodges
BA 48; Lisle Hodnett BASc 33,
MASc 34.
Wm. John Hogg BASc 49; Isabel Hoggan BA 42; Ronald M.
Holder BSA 48; Harold Edward
Holland BASc 50; Mrs. M. H.
Holmes (Gertrude Kellett) BA
Richard Holmes BA 35; Harold
W. Holy BA 49; Maurice Home
BA 23; Perry McF. Hooper BASc
44; Agnes C .Hope, BA 44; Clarence Edward Hopen BA 48;
Dorothy G. Hopgood BA 50;
David Alan Hopper BASc 42,
MASc 45; Bertram Ira Horwood
BA 47; Geoffrey Alan Hotham
BASc 50.
Frederick Wm. House BA '41;
Josephine Y. M. Hovelaque BA
'47; John Douglas Howard BCom
'50; Wm. A. Howard BA '48; Mrs.
Ruth Hulbert BA '29 (Wilson);
Rev. Max C. Humphrey BA '33;
Douglas Robert Hunter BSA '42,
BA '43; Harry I. Hunter BA '43;
Wilson S. Hunter BA '50; Wm.
E. Huskins BASc '34.
Henry Ide BCom '40; Katsutaro
Ikuta BCom '34; Blanche Hannah Inglis BA '32; Sydney B.
Ingram BA '25; Douglas W. In-
nes BA '52.
James Edward Isaac BCom '47;
Moshe Israeli BASc '25; Eric W.
Jackson BA '24; James I. Jackson BA '48; Mrs. Thomas Jackson BA '44 (Mildred Mae
Nairne); Thomas H. G. Jackson
BA '35; Wilfrid Allin Jackson
BA '28; Mrs. Robert Jaffee BCom
'43   (Edna   Elspeth  Winram).
Fraser Jamieson BASc '42; Evelyn Elizabeth Jenkins BSA '36;
Arthur L. Johnson BA '48, MA
'50; Arthur R. Johnson BA '53;
Daniel Eric Johnson BA '31; Edwin B. Johnson BCom '31; Gladys
Margaret Johnson BA '47; Gordon K. Johnson BA '49, MA '52;
Guy A. Johnson BA '48.
Mrs. Ralph Johnson BA '43 (F.
C. Jackson); Ruth Mary Johnson
BA '42; Kathleen A. Johnston
BA '33; Wm. R. Johnston BASc
'50; David Edward Jones BA '50;
Major Frank B. Jones BASc '39;
Frederick Jones BPE '50, BSW
'51; Mrs. Gordon W. Jones BA
'44  (Phyllis T. Rawlings).
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