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 Views Sought on Endowment Lands
A committee established by President Walter H.
Gage has invited faculty members and students to
submit statements of their views on the educational, recreational and financial potential of the
University Endowment Lands and possible development and use of them in the future.
Statements should be submitted by Jan. 15 to
Dean Philip White, head of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, who is
chairing  a   President's   Ad  Hoc  Committee  to
Consider the Future Use of the University Endowment Lands.
President Gage established the committee in
response to a notice of motion by student Senator
J.T. Sydor at a meeting of the UBC Senate in
October. Mr. Sydor's motion asked that "Senate
establish an ad hoc committee to study the
relationship between UBC and the University
Endowment Lands, Point Grey, B.C."
Mr. Sydor later withdrew his notice of motion
and President Gage announced at the November
Senate meeting that the matter would be studied
by a President's ad hoc committee.
Dean White said that if the response to the call
for statements about the Lands justified it, the ad
hoc committee would arrange for discussions with
those who submitted statements.
He said it is expected that the results of the
committee's work would be forwarded to the
provincial Minister of Lands, Forests and Water
Resources for consideration.
Weathering severe criticism, the proposed bachelor's.urogram in Nursinq received aooroval in principle from the University of B.C.'s Senate at its
December meeting.
The program reduces the present five-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to four years by
eliminating the prerequisite of first-year University.
Prerequisites for the program would be Grade XI
biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics as well
as the usual Grade XII standing for admission to the
The new program would involve creation of a new
zoology course, which would integrate basic knowledge from the biological sciences. Nursing 112 would
be revised to integrate knowledge from the behavioral
The new program was criticized for accepting
students with too weak a science background ancl for
not providing enough basic science training. It was
also suggested that the new program might better be
provided by educational institutions other than a
Next hurdle for the program is Senate's Curriculum Committee, which will examine individual
courses of the program in detail before reporting its
recommendations to Senate.
Prof. Leon Kraintz, head of the Department of
Oral Biology in the Faculty of Medicine, said nursing
was associated with medicine, yet he saw a great deal
of applied sociology and psychology in the program
but little basic medical science.
Prof. Charles McDowell, head of the Department
of Chemistry, said he was concerned about the
program for two reasons. It was a purely professional
program and it lacked an adequate science background.
It is impossible to teach students an understanding
of the dynamics of the human body using concepts of
biology, anatomy, chemistry, biochemistry, and
microbiology, as the program proposed, on the basis
of the Grade XI science courses that would be
prerequisites to the program, he said.
The question, Prof. McDowell said, wasn't whether
the new zoology course was better suited for teaching
nursing  students  than the courses it replaced,  but
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HAPPINESS is a brand new library under the Main
Mall with shelf space for 185,000 books and a seating
capacity for some 2,000 students. And that accounts
for the happy-new-year smile on the face of Ture
Erickson, head of the new Sedgewick Library, who
spent part of his Christmas break moving books from
the Main Library to the new facility, which opens
today (Jan. 3). The Wilson Record Library has also
moved to the new building. Picture by the UBC
Photo Department.
Arts Faculty Votes to
Consult With Students
UBC's Faculty of Arts has accepted the principle
of voting student representation in its own meetings
and those of its academic-policy committees.
The Arts Faculty has also instructed its head. Dean
Douglas Kenny, to strike a committee of the Faculty
to consult with a committee of students about
appropriate arrangements for student representation.
Dean Kenny announced his intention to set up the
Faculty committee as soon as possible.
An estimated 200—225 members of the Faculty of
Arts met in the Frederic Wood Theatre on Dec. 13 to
debate the following motion, notice of which was
given by Prof. William Willmott, of the Department
of Anthropology and Sociology, at a Faculty meeting
on Dec. 6:
"That  the  Faculty   of Arts accepts  the
principle of student representation with  the
vote at all levels of the Faculty and that a
committee   be   elected   consisting   of equal
numbers of faculty and students to work out
the details of representation. "
Also present at the Dec. 13 meeting was a
delegation of six students who were elected at a Nov.
30  meeting  sponsored   by  the Arts Undergraduate
Society   to   serve  as  the  student   members of  the
committee proposed in Prof. Willmott's motion.
The motion that was finally approved on Dec. 13
was subject to two amendments proposed by Prof.
Peter Pearse, of the Department of Economics. In its
final, amended form the motion read:
"That the Faculty of Arts accepts the
principle of student representation with the
vote at meetings of the Faculty and of its
committees concerned with academic policy
and that the Dean be instructed to strike a
committee of the Faculty to examine, in
consultation with the student committee,
appropriate arrangements for student
representation. "
Mr. Bill Moen, a third-year Arts student and one of
the six students elected at the AUS-sponsored
meeting on Nov. 30, said he was "disappointed and
displeased" at the amended motion because it represented a significant change from the intent of the
original motion.
The student committee will  "probably" consult
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See ARTS FACULTY Senate Expands Course Committee
UBC's Senate has established a new University
Curriculum Committee to screen course and curriculum changes.
A proposal to replace the existing 11-member
Senate Curriculum Committee with an expanded
University Curriculum Committee was approved at
the November meeting of Senate.
At its December meeting Senate approved a
proposal that Prof. John Norris, the chairman of the
former Senate Curriculum Committee, should chair
the expanded University Curriculum Committee,
which will have a total of 22 members.
The new University Curriculum Committee will
be made up of representatives from the curriculum
committees of each of UBC's 12 faculties plus the
members of the former Senate Curriculum Committee.
New procedures for handling course and curriculum changes were contained in a series of eight
recommendations made in the report of an Ad Hoc
Committee on Course and Curriculum Changes established at Senate request by President Walter H. Gage.
Under the new procedures debated and approved
at the November meeting the flow of curriculum
proposals to Senate will be streamlined and more
publicity will be given to approved changes. The
procedures will be reviewed at the end of a one-year
trial period.
Representatives of the curriculum committees of
the 12 UBC Faculties that will sit on the new
University Curriculum Committee are:
Dr. A.J. Renney — Agricultural Sciences; Dr. Axel
Meisen — Applied Science; Dr. Roger Leigh — Arts;
Mr. R.H. Heywood, Commerce and Business Administration; Dr. A.G. Hannam — Dentistry; Dr. E.D.
MacPherson — Education; Dr. B.J. Van der Kamp —
Forestry; Dr. R.A. Nodwell — Graduate Studies; Mr.
C.R.B. Dunlop - Law; Dr. F.R.C. Johnstone -
Medicine; Dr. Finlay Morrison — Pharmaceutical
Sciences; Dr. W.F. Slawson — Science.
" Members of the former Senate Curriculum Committee who will continue to sit on the expanded
University Curriculum Committee are:
Mr. D.V. Anderson, Mr. G.E. Andreone and Mr.
P.A. Insley — Student Senators; Dr. N.C. Franz —
Forestry; Mr. J.G. Matkin — Law; Dr. R.F. Scagel —
Science; Dr. Ruth McConnell — Education; Mrs. H.W.
Sonthoff — Arts; Dr. S.D. Cavers — Applied Science;
Dr. John Norris - Arts.
During the November debate on the ad hoc
committee's report, the main areas of concern by
Senators centred on who would be eligible for
membership on the new University Curriculum Committee, the number of members and how the chairman would be selected.
The ad hoc committee had recommended that the
committee be made up of the chairmen of the
curriculum committees of the various Faculties plus
other members chosen by Senate.
However, an amendment by Prof. Norman
Epstein, of the Department of Chemical Engineering,
calling for a representative from the various Faculty
committees, rather than specifically designating the
chairman, was passed.
The second part of the amendment, which stated
that faculty representation on the committee should
be limited to Faculties whose procedures for constituting their curriculum are approved at intervals of at
least three years, was defeated.
The ad hoc committee's recommendation that
membership on the committee be set at 15 was
revised upwards to 20 as the result of an amendment
proposed by Prof. R.M. Clark, UBC's Academic
Planner, who said that this would give the Senate
added representation on the committee.
In its report, the ad hoc committee said the
chairman of the new committee should be a person
with high administrative talents and a wide knowledge of curriculum matters who would need adequate secretarial and administrative support.
"ideally, the chairman of the University Curriculum Committee would have the status of a dean with
special responsibilities for inter-Faculty curriculum
matters," the report said.
Another   area   about   which   Senators   expressed
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concern was the handling of the two types of
curriculum proposals which come before Senate. All
proposals are designated either Category A — major
changes — or Category B — routine or minor changes.
The ad hoc committee suggested that Category B
proposals should be dealt with at the Faculty level
with Senate being provided with a list of proposed
Student Senator D.V. Anderson said he thought
Senate should have some final say before Category B
decisions become final. Other Senators wanted to
know who would decide whether an item was in
Category A or Category B.
Ad hoc committee chairman, Prof. C.A.
McDowell, of the Department of Chemistry, said
Category B items would still be subject to the perusal
of the University Curriculum Committee, which
would also have final say on the category.
In addition to recommending that more publicity
be given to new courses, new programs and major
changes through UBC Reports, the ad hoc committee's recommendations also called for a supplementary Calendar, or a special issue of .UBC Reports,
to be available during or before registration week.
The  streamlining procedures adopted  by  Senate
should lead to a saving of time of at least a month in
curriculum proposals being placed before Senate, the
report said.
At present, course and curriculum proposals are
sent directly to Senate by the Faculties. They are
then referred to either the Senate Curriculum or New
Programs Committees.
In future proposals will go directly to the new
University Curriculum Committee and will then be
considered by the new committee or by the New
Programs Committee, each of which will ultimately
report to Senate.
Board Awards Contract
The University of B.C.'s Board of Governors has
awarded a contract for $699,768 to Mainland Construction Co. for construction of a Dairy Cattle
Research and Teaching Unit on UBC's south campus.
Total project cost will be $773,151.
The unit will  be  used  to teach courses in dairy
Senate Rejects
Course Bid
UBC's Senate has turned down a bid by a student
Senator to make Canadian history and politics compulsory subjects for students taking a first degree at
A motion by student Senator A.R. Robbins, a
graduate student in Political Science, was overwhelmingly defeated at the December meeting of
Senate after a number of faculty members expressed
strong opposition to the idea.
Prof. Roy Daniells, University Professor of English
Language and Literature, said compulsory studies
would bring about boredom and resentment among
students — and quite possibly infiltration of propaganda. He said he supported the objective of the
motion, "but the cause is just too good to be handled
in this way."
Dr. Ian Ross, associate professor in the Department of English, said he would prefer to see a series
of lectures and seminars on Canadian history and
politics that could be attended by both students and
Such a proposal would be unfair to students from
overseas who are studying at UBC, said Dean G.N.
Volkoff, head of the Faculty of Science. Dr. R.F.
Gray, associate professor. Faculty of Education, said
he would prefer to see the requirement at the
secondary school level.
Mr. Robbins said most Faculties make English 100
a required first-year course because it was felt that
UBC graduates should be able to read and write. A
required Canadian history and politics course "presupposes that, whatever else a UBC graduate will be
when he or she leaves the campus, he or she will be a
Ph.D. Job-finder
A publication designed to help find jobs for
students nearing completion of their Ph.D. studies has
been mailed by the Canada Council to potential
employers across Canada.
The 1972 edition of the Council's Annual Directory of Doctoral Fellowship-holders lists 1,045 students in the third or fourth year of their doctoral
studies in the humanities and social sciences. The list
was drawn up from responses to a questionnaire
mailed out late last May to 1,365 holders of Canada
Council fellowships and includes only those who
indicated that they would be available for employment.
cattle nutrition, physiology, breeding and management to undergraduate and graduate students in the
Department of Animal Science in UBC's Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences. It will also be used for research
by undergraduate and graduate students and faculty
members and to provide a service to dairy cattle
producers of the province.
It has been specially designed to accommodate
large numbers of visiting school children and the
general public who will be able to watch modern
dairy methods in action.
Up to 144 animals will be housed in the unit,
including 48 milk cows, 24 heifers, 50 calves, seven
cows close to giving birth, 14 research cows and one
bull. They will be of three dairy breeds: Ayrshire,
Holstein and Jersey.
A closed-circuit television system will be installed
for classroom and visitor use and as a management
aid, since the unit, apart from the teaching and
research areas, is designed to be run by one man.
The 38,400-square-foot unit will have areas for
feed preparation and storage; as well as a milking
parlor, milk room, a visitor and display area and an
open-air corral.
The architect is Ronald B. Howard. Basic to the
design is a building that has maximum efficiency;
anticipates many of the problems the dairy industry
will likely face in the future — such as producing milk
using a limited amount of land; and provides a close
relationship between dairy cattle producers, the
public and students and faculty members.
The building will be on a concrete slab. Construction will be post-and-beam of a commercial plant
type covered with a deck and tar and gravel roof.
Prof. Warren Kitts, chairman of the Department of
Animal Science in UBC's Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences, said the unit will allow students to use
modern technical production methods. "The main
goal of the industry is to produce more milk from
fewer cows by improving the handling of the animals
and their genetic make-up," Prof. Kitts said.
"An interesting feature of the unit is that we
won't be growing our own roughage or hay because
we don't have the space. This may become a problem
milk producers will have to face in the future in some
parts of Canada as the amount of agricultural land
decreases. The unit will provide us with experience in
running such an operation so that we can solve some
of the problems involved before individual farmers in
the industry have to cope with them.
"We are also interested in public access to the unit
so that people — especially young people who don't
have as much opportunity today to visit farms as we
had when we were young — can observe a working
animal producing food."
Part of the financing of the dairy unit will come
from donations by firms and individuals associated
with the agricultural industry as a result of a
campaign to raise $500,000. The campaign will help
finance a number of new facilities for UBC's Faculty
of Agricultural Sciences, including the new dairy unit.
The University has earmarked $510,000 towards the
new facilities. BY JOHN MacLACHLAN
I find I must take exception to several of the
points raised or implied in Prof. James Stegenga's
article "What a University is Not" (UBC Reports,
Nov. 16, 1972).
I do not doubt the statement that "a major
reason many of our universities are troubled is that
they have diversified into fields that they ought
never to have gotten into," but I do take issue
with the methods Prof. Stegenga proposes to
change the situation. I agree that the main purpose
of the university lies in scholarship; but, one must
ask, scholarship to what ends, and for what
means? Does Prof. Stegenga really advocate (as it
seems to me he does) a reversion to the days in
which the knowledge accumulated and truth illuminated at universities should remain in an exclusive depository at the disposal only of a
scholarly and intellectual elite? A'e the new truths
and new views of traditional abstract knowledge
gained to remain solely as the subject of intellectual debate in scholarly journals? Or is the
proper role of the university to dynamically
educate, to glean new knowledge and to then
disseminate it among the community at large, so
that it may serve as a basis for innovative attacks
on contemporary social, economic, and political
I would submit that, just as the role of the
university goes far beyond the accumulation and
scholarly discussion of new truths and new knowledge, the duty of the university to educate goes far
beyond the teaching of "the abstract knowledge of
the traditional humanities and sciences" to students so that they may in future become the
scholars who will perpetuate debate and the elitist
gathering of knowledge. It is the proper duty of
the university to educate in the true sense of the
word — not just to inculcate as much as possible of
the sum total of contemporary and traditional
knowledge, but also to light and maintain the
spark of inquiry. The truly dedicated teacher must
inspire in his students a desire to know, and, more
importantly, an ability to view life and seek
knowledge in new and provocative ways.
In my university experience I have come to
realize that no learning is accomplished unless
there first exists an atmosphere of education — a
knowledge that learning extends beyond the classroom, the laboratory, the scholarly journal, or
even the future career. One must first know that
■what one learns in one's field is observable and
valuable in any life situation, from watching a bird
in flight to finding imaginative and creative solutions to the problems of rapid transit.
Of course, all of these duties centre around
service to the community.  The university's role
Mr. John MacLachlan, a third-year Arts
student, is also one of two student representatives on the Department of Asian
Studies committee which meets regularly
to discuss the day-to-day operations of the
department and to deal with such matters
as curriculum.
certainly should be "developing more complete
and sensitive people," but it ought to be much
more than this. It ought to be more than "training
useful clerks, technicians, and professionals." It
ought to be more than "producing knowledge and
cultural materials that are 'useful' for solving
community problems."
The university represents a repository of knowledge and research, a concentration of those in our
society most experienced in the areas of need of
the community. And it is a denial of our responsibility to confine our knowledge and creativity to
the writing of scholarly articles or research papers.
It is up to the university to take its knowledge in
hand and test it against the realm of practical
experience. The university should be in the forefront in promoting change and popularizing new
ideas, rather than closetted off in an air of
scholarship and intellectuality, as is far too often
the case today. We ought to be one or even several
steps ahead of society in presenting creative
solutions to contemporary problems, and in drawing attention to those problems as they arise. And
our presentation of those ideas ought to be public
and controversial, not private and self-
The university must, in short, be not just a
repository of knowledge and a monastery for
research, but a mirror in which society may face,
measure, criticize, and challenge itself. Our failure
to date in this respect is reflected in a growing
rejection of university education among students
and a growing suspicion of elitist university "experts" among the public generally.
But how do we teach the testing of education
against practical reality? I would like to submit a
proposal which may partly provide an answer to
this question, and at the same time provide a way
out   of   Professor   Stegenga's   dilemma   over  the
proliferation of non-educational facilities on university campuses.
First I would argue that such services as
dormitories, health clinics, and placement centres
are necessary, for they make the university accessible to large numbers of students who might
otherwise not be able to attend. If it is the
function of universities to educate, it cannot do so
without students. I would also point out, however,
that it is not necessary to maintain a huge
bureaucracy manned by university academics and
outside specialists to maintain these services, nor is
it in keeping with the university's duty to create
an atmosphere of free and open creativity.
I would, therefore, submit the following challenge to the university: let the students maintain
their own social services, especially dormitories
and placement centres, with financial backing
from the university.
I do not doubt that such a solution would
create a student bureaucracy to replace the present
academic and professional one, but at the same
time I do not doubt the ability of students to
handle such a responsibility. I might cite the case
of the UBC engineers creating an environmentally
"safe" car economically, a feat which Detroit
claimed could not be accomplished, to give evidence for adequate student responsibility and
Students at UBC are already implementing
plans to take over a portion of the cafeteria food
services, and students in high schools and universities have successfully operated placement centres
for years. But more important, I think, than initial
optimum success is the creation for students of an
environment where they may test their fundamental learning against practical situations, where
they may apply the creative and instructional
nature of education against practical situations,
where they may learn to approach classroom
theory from the point of view of outer-world
realities in which they must someday operate.
Such a system would, of course, free academics
presently tied up in bureaucratic roles to pursue
academic careers. Some degree of compensation to
student heads of services, such as deferment of
classes for a year and waiving of educational
expenses for the following year, would be necessary, but it would cost far less than the maintenance of a large bureaucracy at executive and
semi-executive wage scales. This kind of social
service system certainly achieves Prof. Stegenga's
wish for the university to stop "promoting the
indefinite extension of adolescence" while at the
same time avoiding the inevitable loss of students
if the university were to halt provision of essential
services altogether.
The basic argument around which Prof.
Stegenga's discussion centres is whether the university should be an open, responsive and creative
vanguard of society or closed, elitist, and dogmatic. It is a problem with which all of us at
university must struggle; Prof. Stengenga's solutions, however, are in my opinion fundamentally
opposed to the survival of the university as a
centre of learning and free thinking. Briefs Invited on Canadian Studies
Individuals and groups at Canadian universities
have been invited to submit briefs to a national
Commission on Canadian Studies established by
the Association of Universities and Colleges of
The Commission on Canadian Studies, Which is
being supported financially by the Canada Council, has been asked to "study and report upon the
state of teaching and research in studies relating to
Canada at Canadian universities."
UBC's President, Dr. Walter H. Gage, has
appointed Prof. Walter Young, head of 1he Department of Political Science, to act as UBC's liaison
person with the Commission, which is headed by
Prof. T.H.B. Symons, former president of Trent
University in Peterborough, Ontario.
A brochure outlining the terms of reference of
the Commission, its procedures and the method of
submission of briefs is available at the Department
of Political Science, Room 470 and 472, in the
Buchanan Building.
The commission says it welcomes briefs from
individuals and groups on any topic or range of
topics related to Canadian studies. The commission has asked that briefs reach its offices at
314 Rubidge St, Peterborough, Ont., by Feb. 28,
The commission plans to carry out its work in
two phases. Phase one will be devoted to gathering
factual information concerning the scope of present courses and programs and the human and
financial resources available for teaching and research in Canadian studies. The commission will
authorize a number of special studies in areas of
relevance to Canadian studies.
The second phase of the commission's work
will be devoted to a public discussion of the
present state and future possibilities of Canadian
studies. The commission will visit universities in
western Canada sometime in the first four months
of 1973 for a series of public hearings.
Prof. Young told UBC Reports that the commission had not yet contacted him with regard to
a schedule for a visit to Vancouver.
The commission is expected to present its
report in the fall of 1973 to the annual meeting of
the AUCC.
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whether the level of knowledge of students entering
the program from Grade XI was adequate for the
He said he was concerned over the number of
courses in the program restricted to nursing students
or whose prerequisites were such that only nursing
students would take them. The academic content of
restricted courses may be suspect, he said.
Senate should consider. Prof. McDowell said,
whether the program was academically acceptable
and whether it shouldn't be given at another institution.
Prof. Muriel Uprichard, director of UBC's School
of Nursing, said that before she became director it
was made clear to her by undergraduate and graduate
students and faculty members in the School, by the
Registered Nurses' Association of B.C. and by many
people at UBC that the nursing curriculum needed a
tremendous overhaul.
The School of Nursing had set up a small
committee, she said, which designed a behavioral
systems model and faculty members in the School
examined future directions in health care.
"The emphasis in nursing in the future is going to
be on community nursing and not on hospital
nursing," she said. "This does not mean that nursing
will not continue to support medicine in its efforts to
cure illness and disease, but that this will not be its
chief occupation
Prof.   Uprichard  said  components from  the life
38 Nominees
A record 38 members of the UBC faculty have
been nominated for the 1973 Master Teacher Awards.
The 12-member committee which is responsible
for screening nominees for the awards began to visit
the classrooms of those nominated before the end of
the first term of the Winter Session.
Classroom visitations will continue in the new year
and the committee hopes to name the 1973 recipients
of the Awards by the end of February. The two
winners will share a $5,000 prize that goes with the
Letters nominating a total of 43 persons were
received this year by Prof. Robert Clark, UBC's
Academic Planner and chairman of the Awards
Two of those nominated were ruled ineligible by
the committee and three nominees said they did not
wish to be considered for the Awards.
The Awards were established in 1969 by Dr.
Walter Koerner, a former member and chairman of
UBC's Board of Governors, in honor of his brother,
the late Dr. Leon Koerner.
■ ■■%4fc Vol. 19, No. 1 -Jan 3, 1973.
I mi* Published by the University of
Hllll British Columbia and
mWamWmW distributed free. UBC Reports
REPORTS appears regularly during the
University's Winter Session. Jim Banham,
Editor. Louise Hoskin and Wendy Coffey,
Production Supervisors. Letters to the Editor
should be sent to Information Services, Main
Mall North Administration Building, UBC,
Vancouver 8, B.C.
sciences would be integrated into the new zoology
course, a pathology course and clinical nursing
courses. Much of the basic science material in the
present prerequisite University year has little value to
nursing, she said, and many of the concepts that
would be useful have had to be retaught by Nursing
faculty members during clinical training.
Prof. Uprichard said the proposal was supported
by the RNABC, community colleges offering two-
year programs in nursing and by the provincial
Department of Education.
Dean David Bates of the Faculty of Medicine
asked about the preparation of nurses as physician's
assistants, where a great deal of scientific knowledge
is required. Prof. Uprichard said nurses should be
trained for specialized work in the community and in
the acute-care hospitals at the master's level. Senate
would receive a proposal for such a master's program
in January, she said.
Miss Nan Kennedy, executive director of the
RNABC, said UBC's School of Nursing should be
producing 20 per cent of the nurses in B.C. but after
many years of unsuccessfully trying to attract students into it, the present program is producing only
six per cent.
Dean W.D. Liam Finn, head of the Faculty of
Applied Science, under whose Faculty the School of
Nursing falls, said the community and government
now realize that medicine alone can't supply the
standard of health care demanded by the public.
"The School of Nursing, for the first time in the
10 years I've been here, has done what other
professional schools might also do, including my
own," he said.
"And that is: see what the future of the profession
is, see what the needs of the community are, and try
to meet them in a meaningful and economic way."
Book Sale
Opens Jan. 8
More than 150,000 books valued at $283,000 will
go on sale in Brock Hall on the UBC campus Jan. 8.
The UBC Bookstore, which is sponsoring the sale,
is billing the event as a "monstrous January Clearance
Sale," and Bookstore Manager Bob Smith claims it
will "surpass anything done previously at the retail
level in Canada."
The bulk of the sale will consist of a large
inventory of books which has built up in the UBC
Bookstore and which cannot be returned because of
the policy of various suppliers.
In addition the Bookstore has purchased $100,000
worth of books from eastern suppliers at quantity
Mr. Smith said all books will be offered "at
remarkably low prices," and will include art, text,
reference and general reading books as well as
children's books, dictionaries and Bibles. No used
books will be on sale.
The Bookstore is in the process of implementing
stringent controls on the quantities of books ordered
by faculty members for courses, Mr. Smith said, in
order to prevent future buildup of unsaleable items.
"We would like to make this sale an annual event,"
Mr. Smith said, "not only to control inventory but
also to return a profit for the Bookstore, which is
required to be self-supporting as a result of Board of
Governors' policy."
He said another sale will be held in January, 1974,
providing response to the 1973 sale justifies it.
Continued from Page One
with the Faculty committee to be appointed by Dean
Kenny, Mr. Moen said. The student committee is also
planning to hold open meetings early in the spring
term, which begins today (Jan. 3).
The purpose of the open meetings will be to report
to students on the decisions reached at the Faculty
meeting on Dec. 13 and to develop policies to be
discussed with the committee to be appointed by
Dean Kenny.
The members of the student committee are: Mr.
Moen, Mr. Colin Portnuff, Arts IV; Mr. Rob Stevens,
Arts IV; Miss Vicki Obedkoff, Arts IV; Miss Jeanette
Auger, Arts II; and Miss Valerie Embree, Arts III.
The student committee attended the Dec. 13
meeting of the Arts Faculty at the invitation of Dean
Kenny. A student spokesman read a brief which had
been circulated to Faculty of Arts members a week
The brief set out the motion made by Prof.
Willmott   on   Dec.   6   and   recommended,   if   Prof.
Willmott's motion had passed, that a report from the
joint faculty-student committee which he proposed
be completed within six weeks of the op-jn'"ig of the
spring term.
Following the student presentation a motion was
introduced asking that the student committee withdraw after they had had a chance to answer questions
from the floor. The motion was narrowly defeated.
Members of the student committee took part in
the subsequent debate on Prof. Willmott's motion.
Day Care
Units Open
Three new day care units are now in full operation
in Acadia Camp in huts allocated by the University
on a rent-free basis to the University Day Care
Two of the units provide day care for children
aged VA to three years of age while the third is for
children aged three to five.
There are now a total of six day care units
operating in Acadia Camp, providing full or part-time
day care for some 125 children of students, staff and
faculty members.
Conversion of the group of buildings on Acadia
Road for the three new day care units was carried out
by the University Day Care Council, which is continuing a search for funds to improve the units.
Donors of funds to convert the units include the
Alma Mater Society, which gave $500, the Graduate
Students' Association, which gave $300 and a local
timber firm, which donated $100. The Hamber
Foundation has made a grant of $1,500 to the
Many of the materials, including tile, paint and
lumber, used in the conversion of the buildings were
donated by local supply firms.
Dr. Roderick Barman, chairman of the University
Day Care Council and an assistant professor in the
Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, said
there is a pressing need for usable or repairable toys
and other equipment for the day care units.
Arrangements to pick up donations can be made
by calling Dr. Barman at local 4044 or 228-3983.
Deliveries may also be made direct to the day care
units in Huts 83 and 84 on Acadia Road.


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