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 UBC    REPORTS   CAMPUS    EDITION
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PROF. DONALD SOULE
Assistant
Arts Dean
Appointed
Prof. Donald E. Soule, of UBC's Department
of Theater, has been appointed assistant dean
of the Faculty of Arts.
Prof. Soule will succeed Dr. Harold C.
Knutson, who has been assistant dean of the
Faculty since July 1, 1969. Dr. Knutson is
returning to full-time teaching duties in the
Department of French at his own request.
Prof. Soule will assist Dean of Arts Douglas
Kenny in the academic operations of the
Faculty. A second assistant dean. Prof. Robert
Will of the Department of Economics, will
continue to be responsible for the day-to-day
financial operations of the Arts Faculty.
The appointment of Dr. Soule was approved
by UBC's Board of Governors at its regular
meeting on Oct. 6.
The Board was also informed that Prof. J.A.
Keats, who was to have become head of the
Department of Psychology in the Faculty of
Arts on Jan. 1, 1971, has asked that his
appointment be cancelled for personal reasons.
Three other well-known members of the
UBC faculty have informed the Board that they
are resigning their administrative duties as of
June 30, 1971. All will continue to hold their
positions as professors in their respective
faculties.
Resigning as department heads are:
— Prof. G. Welton Marquis, first head of the
UBC   Department   of   Music   and   a   faculty
Continued on Page Four
See BOARD
The Campus Mood-1970
What is the mood of the UBC campus in
October, 1970?
UBC Reports attempted to find the
answer to this question by dispatching
reporters around the campus to interview
students at random*
They found that the campus mood was
basically calm and c#tente<J with
undercurrents of concern about course
work, making frienife and other day-to-day
problems of campus life.
—Students seemed only peripherally
conceffted with campus political issues,
such as the recent argument over the use of
the Student Union Building as a hostel for
transientyouth.
A summary of the survey results and the
comments of some of the students
interviewed appear on Pages Two and
three of this issue of UBC Reports.
UBC's LIBRARY now boasts a microfilmed
collection of more than 200 underground newspapers
published since 1965, including five Canadian
journals. Mrs. Suzanne Dodson, above, inspects one
of the microfilm rolls in the Government Publications
Division of the Main Library, where the collection is
housed. For details of the collection, see story on
Page Four by Assistant Information Officer Doris
Hopper. Photo by Meredith Smith, UBC Photo
Department. WE ASKED: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIN
"What kind of a year is it going to be at UBC?"   ,
The question was bandied a&out a good deal as UBC
swung into high gear this aciKtemic year.
UBC Reports decided to dispatch a team of reporters
around the campus to talk to students in an attempt to
form some sort of impression of just what the mood of
the campus is this year.
Impression. Mood. A pretty nebulous assiignnment for
Reports staffers, who are more accustomed to
chronicling only the facts.
When each of us made our first attempt at carrying
out this assignment, we elicited some revealing,
interesting and completely subjective results,
Quite ingeniously, each of us managed to word the
questions we asked students in such a way as to evoke
responses that neatly dovetailed with our own individual
preconceptions of the mood of the UBC campus. No
pattern emerged.
We held an editorial meeting. Debated what to do. We
decided to standardize the questions and try again. And
this time we decided to ask some students to participate
as interviewers.
Five people conducted the second batch of interviews
— three full-time staffers for UBC Reports and two
student freelancers. Among us we talked to
approximately 200 UBC students.   v
Everyone asked the same initial question. "We're
doing a survey for UBC Reports on current student
attitudes. How do you feel about things this year?"
The question was deliberately vague so that we
couldn't be accused of priming the pump. Many of you
who were interviewed didn't like it that way. Define the
question, you said. We stayed vague and most of you
eventually gave out with what was uppermost in your
minds.  ..
This time each of us felt much better about the
results. We thought students had been given a fair
opportunity to respond and that we had not prejudiced
the results by the way we phrased our questions.
It was when we sat down together to decide what
overall conclusions could justifiably be reached on the
basis of the interviews that we ran into trouble this time.
Firstly, even when the^ questions were uniform,
different reporters got different results. Secondly, once
again some of us reached differing conclusions about the
interpretation of the interviews.
What to do? How to arrive at a balanced, objective
account of the survey and its results? It proved
impossible. So we decided' to allow ourselves the
indulgence of presenting a biased, opinionated,
debatable (even among ourselves) impression of the
mood of the UBC campus this year.
It's calm and contented.
For almost all of you, course work is your main
concern. You want to get your degree and graduate. You
seem to be reacting against radicals and radical activities.
You'd like them to quit all the hassling so you can just
get on with the work at hand. You'll worry later about
what role you'll play in society.
After course work, you are most often concerned
with the UBC environment as it directly affects you.
You complain about overcrowding generally, about
overcrowded classes in particular, about parking, about
residences and about food.
TWO BIG ISSUES
You destroyed some of our preconceptions. We
expected at least some of you to be concerned about
academic issues such as the Americanization of Canadian
universities or the quality of teaching. You weren't.
To the extent that you are concerned about broader
issues, you are concerned about the two biggies:
pollution and population control.
Only one of you seemed to be worried about World
War til.
Most of you are more concerned with
self-development than with the development of society.
You are concerned with what many of you termed
"surviving." Having enough money to get by. Having
enough friends.
You do get riled about campus issues, especially if
you feel they affect you directly. The survey was done
while the "SUB as a hostel" dispute was raging. Most of
you  were aware of the  issue and expressed strong
feelings about it. The majority of you were against using
SUB as a hostel.
Just in case you think we fantasized the whole thing,
we're .printing a sampling of your comments. The
selection of the quotations is subjective and biased.
We've extracted the things you had to say which we
found most interesting. Those of you who were top. dull
for words we've relegated to oblivion.
Female, third year Education; Said she was involved
with the Society for Pollution and Environmental
Control and was "doing things to fight pollution, t guess
I'm more University-oriented. I read about the war in
Vietnam or the war in Israel but it doesn't really sink in.
I read about it but it's happening over there. If it Was in
my backyard and I could see it I would be really
uptight."
Male, graduate student, Business Administration:
Asked how he felt about things this year, immediately
brought up the question of the use of SUB as a hostel.
He was against it. "I really have an attitude about SUB
being used by transients and it's violent. I pay my $15 a
year and I didn't pay for transient people to live in the
basement."
He doesn't get too involved because of a heavy
academic load. He was out for a while and has noted
some improvements since returning: "They've made
some tremendous gains in terms of facilitating things like
the payment of fees and advance registration. Finding
your way around the library is a lot easier than when I
first came here. I've noticed that through student
activism and complaint and criticism the administration
has perked up their ears and made concessions. There
have been some good moves toward making life a little
bit easier."
GOOD YEAR SO FAR
Male, third year Political Science: Complained
question was "very general." Said it was a good year and
he was happy about it so far. Said he thought students
would defeat the idea of using SUB as a hostel and
added: "I think that's kind of sad."
Other observations: "The middle east situation -
that's on my mind. The fact that there are 250 people in
all my classes - that's on my mind. The fact that there
are a lot of young kids wandering around here looking
lost — that's on my mind."
He said that although he gets very concerned about
many things, he feels this concern as an individual. "I
don't join to achieve a certain end. I feel, but I choose in
most instances not to act so I guess I'm not going to be
ruling the world in the next couple of weeks. I guess
that's the general definition of apathy, but it is not
apathy." Added that he wasn't concerned about
influencing anyone else at the moment.
Male, second year Arts: "They kept the enrolment
down this year-but there still isn't sufficient space to
accommodate most of the students who are here. It's
pretty hard to imagine 20,000 students at one
institution to study. Last year, I felt hopelessly alone.
You're just a very small part of a very big place.", This
year he's "adjusted to it." He's occupied .with courses
and exams, but tries to get out to vote in Alma Mater
Society elections and keep informed about issues.
Male, second year Commerce: "It makes me wonder
sometimes whether it is worth coming out here when
you figure where it is going to get you, but 1 still come. I
don't know why." His concern about "where it is going
to get him" relates to employment after graduation. Last
year he was surprised at the amount of freedom he was
given at University. Said he took advantage of it.
Learning how to handle all the freedom he's been given
at UBC and learning how to structure and discipline his
own life is a primary concern for him-
Female, Arts student: "I went to Capilano College
last year and I really liked it there. But I don't like it as
well here. Probably because it's so huge. I don't find it
so friendly." She added: "Classes are pretty big. The
main thing that is important is just getting through this
year. I haven't joined any clubs or anything. Mostly I
just come and do my work and then go home."
Male, first year Commerce: The college I went to last
year was smaller than this so all these people sort of
throw me." He added: "I'm mad about the housing
situation. There is not enough room. Not enough
residences." Said he was to hitchhike all the way in from
R ichmond every day.
Female, third year Physical Education: "I think the
teaching is very poor. Too much research-oriented and
they don't concentrate enough on teaching students."
Said she wasn't very involved in the campus. Usually
does her studies and then goes home. Said she was really
interested in her courses.
Male, third year Geological Engineering: Asked what
occupied him most, replied: "Eight hours of classes a
day. That's about it. If something comes up such as this ■
hostel thing that is going to affect me personally, then
I'll take an active part."
Male, third year Civil Engineering: "This year things
are really good for me because I've been elected to an
office within the engineering faculty and I've become
more involved. By coming out here and keeping your
nose in a book you may get an education but you don't
become a person."
Male, third year Engineering: Initial response: "I'm
not too happy so far because nothing's being done yet
and the way it looks it is not going to improve." Asked
to elaborate: "Student housing hasn't improved at all.
Food Services is still lousy and the prices are going tip.
The general attitude toward students on the part of the
administration is still the same. The attitude of the
students at the University still hasn't improved enough.
They haven't become aware of the situation outside of
the University."
Male, graduate student in Chemistry: "I think that
the world is probably in a worse situation this year than
it has been in for a while. It has always been bad, but I
guess I'm losing faith in the governments of the world.
I'm putting more faith in people and what people want.
I'd like to see more people educated in understanding
other peoples. That's all."
Asked what else was on his mind: "I guess, if I'm
going to be honest, trying to create a life which I think is
fulfilling for myself and my wife. To find out what we
want from life, such as happiness. Not wealth, but
enough not to be bothered by other people tryir^to tell
us what to do." ^J[
Female, second year Education: Classes were her
primary concern. "Some of the things out here buglne.
All the radicals and stuff. Like, at noon in SUB
yesterday, there was this Communist discussion going
on. It was like that last year, too. Somebody in there
raving about something every lunch hour. It just gets
boring. The whole thought of it turns me right off. I
think this is a school. It is not a place for radical
movements. It is a place to come to learn so that you
can go out into the world."
Male, fourth year International Relations: On his way
to SUB to oppose turning it into a hostel for transient
youth. "Just the hard core Marxists and other radical
groups, not very big, that are making most of the noise
on campus."
Female, fourth year English: "I came here from a
small college in Ontario and I am so surprised^SC is
really great for such a huge campus. My profe^p'all
seem to make an effort to remember who I am.,
Everybody is so helpful and friendly. For example, a
lady in the Library explained how to find the book I was
after and I hadn't even asked." *
Male, second year Education: "I am trying to prepare
myself for some future job. The trouble is, University is
geared to what they want to teach me, not what I want
to learn. I think a person should have a varied
education."
Male, fourth year Economics: Interested in politics
generally but not involved in campus politics because it
automatically cuts ten to 15 per cent from marks, he
said. Predicts a little quieter year this year than last, "if
that's possible." *
Female, first year Medicine: "I'm happy this year.
There's a high student-teacher ratio. We get a lot of
attention. Many of my friends aren't happy though in
their senior years in Arts. I guess it's the impersonal
atmosphere of the University."
Male, first year Medicine: "Everyone says there's a
high student-teacher ratio but it isn't true. All our classes
are 100 people this year. Some of the staff are quite
good but to me their too establishment-oriented. T^hey
want us to wear ties and all medical students have to
park in 'C lot.
"I really do want to be a doctor. And I'm giving up a
lot of things to do it. I have to sacrifice some personal
things, like the fact that I'm treated like part of the
machine. That's a stereotype. It's really not true. I know
some of the profs (in medicine) are really quite nice and
concerned. But I do get the impression of going thretigh
the University machine, even in Medicine."
"I get mad at all the apathetic students. I like the idea
of SUB for a hostel for transients as a contingency
measure. In a few months we should have a real hostel.
Canada should have one. Every other country in the
world does."
Male, first year Medicine: "They (the transients)
should form their own organization to get themsel«(is a
hostel without allowing others to do it for them. You
^/'JBC Reports/Oct. 8,1970 GS AT UBC T
can't turn your back on society and then demand a
hostel."
Male, second year Dentistry: "I'm against the hostel.
You'll have to watch your belongings around campus a
little bit more. I think when you have 350, or whatever
it  is,   people who  aren't  students you're bound to
"increase the rate of thefts."
Male, second year Forestry: "It's getting to be a real
drag - 33 hours of work a weeW
Male, second year Agriculture: "Our situation is
great. We have 20 kids in a class here. Go into zoology
and there'll be 200, 300 or 400 kids in a class. They even
have labs at night."
Male, third year Agriculture; "i think (the use of)
SUB (as a hostel is) a good idea. We should put up these
kids. The government and (Mayor) Campbell have
*kicked them from one place to another' <—. everyone
passing the buck and not taking any responsibility. We're
the same age as these people and many of them would
be here if they could afford it. That's the way I feel
about it, but I don't think the students are going to feel
they should become their brother's keeper."
Female, second year Science: "Officially (UBC is) a
community, but it never gets together. Only the smaller,
departments might give some feeling of community."
Male, first year Medicine: "I don't pay much
attention to about 90 per cent of the University because
of its great size. It's much too big for any useful action
within the University as a whole. It's just fragmented
little groups and that's the way it's going to remain with
22,000 students."
Male, second year Forestry: "The University is a
means to an end for me; Just get in here, get a degree
andget out And I really don't care that much about the
*j^B>f the campus. What goes on just doesn't have much
toao with what 1 want to get out of life — a job in the
-forest industry."
Male, fifth year Education: "I t'l I be a good year. I 've
got a lot of good courses this year. I'm looking forward
to getting out in the schools and doing a little practical
stuff instead of all the theory. Things haven't changed
much in the last five years or so. Food services stink,
their prices are phenomenal, food's terrible, and they're
trying to crowd everybody into SUB, which; I think is a
big mistake. Rather than trying to centralize things in
SUB, I think it would be a better idea to disseminate
Jhings a little mOre. Another good thing would be a pub.
I really think there should be one out here."
MORE STUDY SPACE
Female, first year Arts: "The thing 1 was really
wondering about was the controversy over the hostel-."
Told it was defeated, her reaction was: "Oh, really good,
because I don't think a learning institution is a place
where kids can crash out. Last year I went to a
university in France and the kids there were a lot more
agitated, a lot more ready to go out and fight for a cause
- it doesn't matter what cause. I think this University is
more of a thinking university. I don't think people are so
excitable, so up in arms.
"I think there should be more study spaces. I didn't
know that the carrels in the Library were reserved for
graduate or third year students. I ran into a little Wtof
^rouble with that this morning. Brock Halt has lots; of :
study room but its just too big and there ts too much
noise."
Female, first year Arts: "t was really disappointed at
the meeting today. I was surprised at how many people
were willing to turn down a motion to house a number
of people I felt really needed a place to stay. I was also
disappointed at what I heard about the English
Department last year. Apparently they fired a couple of
really good English teachers last year simply because
Khey hadn't published anything, which to me isn't very
important at all. I find this campus quite conservative in
its outlook. I've heard a lot of people say that this place
has a very middle class background. I thought that a
campus would be a very liberal place that would be open
to a lot of opinions. But it seemed that a majority of the
kids come from a middle cjass background and they
voted that Way. They defeated the idea" (of using the
SUB as a hostel).
The summary of the results of the survey was written
by Assistant Information Officer Doris Hopper.
Reporters who gathered student comments were Miss
Hopper and Assistant Information Officer Peter
Thompson, Michael Tindall, producer of the campus
television series, "UBC Now," and students Rob Walsh
and Audrey Down.
Top Astronomer to Give
Two Lectures at UBC
Prof. Fred Hoyle, one of the world's
outstanding astronomers and a central figure in the
continuing debate on the origin of the universe,
will give two Dal Grauer Memorial Lectures at the
University of B.C. on Oct. 1"3 and 14.
Prof. Hoyle will speak as follows:
— At 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the
Totem Park Residences at UBC. His topic will be
"Stonehenge," the prehistoric monument on
Salisbury Plain in England. In recent years, much
research has been done on Stonehenge, and there
is evidence that it was an accurate astronomical
observatory and a computer for the prediction of
eclipses.
- At 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the
Frederic Wood Theater, when his topic will be
"The Present State of Cosmology," the branch of
astronomy which deals with the origin of the
universe.
Admission to both lectures is free.
Prof.  Hoyle, who  is also widely  known as a
writer  of   provocative   science-fiction   novels,   is
PROF. FRED HOYLE
Plumian Professor of Astronomy and director of
the recently-established Institute of Theoretical
Astronomy at Cambridge University in England.
He has been the recipient of almost every
international award for his wide-ranging research
in astronomy, including the gold medal of the
Royal Astronomical Society of Great Britian and
the Bruce Medal of the Astronomical Society of
the Pacific.
Prof. Hoyle is probably best known to the
general public for his research in support of the
"steady-state universe," a theory which holds that
the universe is infinite with no beginning and no
end.
The steady-state theory postulates a universe
resembling a bathtub overflowing with a faucet
gushing forth more water. Put in astronomical
terms, this means that new galaxies, or star
systems analogous to the Milky Way, are formed as
old ones disappear.
Central to this theory is the concept that new
matter is constantly being created out of nothing
by some process not clearly understood. Many
scientists have rejected the theory because it
violates one of the basic laws of physics — the
conservation of matter.
The other widely-discussed model of the origin
of the universe is known as the "big-bang" theory,
which holds that some 20,000 to 60,000 million
years ago all the material of the universe came into
existence at the same time and in the same region
of space.
This "primeval atom," the theory holds,
exploded, sending its material outward in all
directions. Eventually, the debris from the
explosion condensed into stars and galaxies in
much the same way that raindrops condense from
clouds.
FLAW   IN   THEORY
Observational astronomy has tended to support
the big-bang theory since it appears that galaxies
which can be detected with telescopes are receding
into deep space.
The flaw in the theory is that if the universe
originated in a single explosion, all the known
chemical elements would have been created at the
time. But physicists say that elements beyond
helium could not have been formed in this way.
A third theory, known as the "pulsating
universe," holds that the universe is expanding and
contracting in some unknown rythmic pattern.
Earlier this year a "mixmaster universe" was
proposed at a scientific meeting in England where
Prof. Hoyle was a major speaker.
Prof. Hoyle has been a central figure in the
discussions of these theories. In addition, he is
renowned in the astronomical world for his
research on such topics as the evolution of stars,
the origin of magnetic fields in galaxies and studies
of radio galaxies and quasars, mysterious objects
which emit energy a hundred times more intense
than ordinary galaxies.
Prof. Hoyle is also widely-known as a writer of
science fiction. His best-known novels are The
Black Cloud, Ossian's Ride, The Fifth Planet and
October First Is Too Late.
He lectured on ecology and population control
15 years before the subject became popular and, as
a result of his frequent visits to the United States,
became an avid baseball fan.
Dr. Hare Chairs Committee
Prof. F. Kenneth Hare, former president of UBC,
has undertaken an important new assignment at the
University of Toronto, where he now teaches
meteorology in the Department of Geography.
At the request of the University of Toronto's
President, Dr. Claude Bissell, Prof. Hare will chair a
Presidential Advisory Committee on the Status and
Future of Scarborough College.
Scarborough is a constituent college of the
University of Toronto and offers a distinctive
curriculum within the framework of a new program
of the Faculty of Arts and Science. The College this
year expects to enrol 1,900 students.
The 32-member committee which Dr. Hare will'
chair consists of academic and administrative officers,
teaching staff and students drawn from Scarborough
College and the St. George campus of the University
of Toronto.
Prof. Hare was president of UBC from May 31,
1968, to Jan. 31, 1969. Before coming to UBC he
was Master of Birkbeck College of the University of
London in England and for 19 years prior to that was
a member of the faculty at McGill University, where
he also served as dean of arts for three years.
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REPORTS Banharrii Editor. Ruby
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Editor should be addressed to Information
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UBC Reports/Oct. 8,1970/3 UBC Gets Microfilms of
200 Underground Papers
BY DORIS HOPPER
Assistant Information Officer, UBC
P»e UBC Library has acquired a microfilmed
collection of all underground newspapers
published since 1965.
The collection, which includes all known and
available issues of over 200 underground papers,
some 125 of which are now defunct, is the most
comprehensive record of the underground press
phenomena presently in existence.
Five Canadian underground papers are included
among the current titles: Vancouver's Georgia
Straight, Winnipeg's Black Cat, Ottawa's Octopus,
Toronto's Harbinger, and Montreal's Logos.
RESEARCH  VALUE
The microfilmed collection was assembled by
Belt & Howell, with the cooperation of the
Underground Press Syndicate and with the
commendation of the American Library
Association.
Although the social and political points of view
most consistently expressed in underground papers
are often repugnant to many people, it is felt that
these newspapers have great historical and research
value.
At least one member of UBC's faculty. Dr.
Ronald J. Silvers of the Department of
Anthropology and Sociology, has already been
engaged in a research project aimed at evaluating
the underground press and its significance.
Dr. Silvers has been using his own personal
collection of underground papers for his research
project, but pointed out the frustrations of trying
to acquire a complete collection of the papers,
many of which spring to life and die again within
the space of a few issues.
Dr. Silvers praised the UBC Library's decision
to acquire the microfilmed collection of
underground papers.
"These newspapers present a whole body of
social and political thought that is not available
elsewhere," he said. "If a record of these papers
and the pojnts of view they express are not
preserved, much of the flavor of the current social
turmoil that we are experiencing will be lost to
history."
Mrs. Suzanne Dodson of the Government
Publications Division (which ironically enough is
the section of the UBC Library in which the
microfilmed collection is on file) said that the
material is contained in 26 reels and is being
indexed by title.
The existing index to the microfilmed material
lists each paper according to the year in which it
was published, which makes it possible to
determine when a particular paper came into being
and how long »t lasted.
Also on order to help those who wish to
research the papers is the "Alternative Press
Index" which indexes 19 of the 200-odd
newspapers on microfilm.
Again overtones of irony intrude. The
alternative press index, which is published by the
"Radical Research Center" and is describe©! as''ah
index to the publications which amplify the cry
for social change and social justice" was prepared
by computer.. .surely the very epitome of the
dehumanizing technological age which so many of
the underground papers decry.
It takes the help of a machine to view the
microfilmed material too. The microfilmed
underground papers can be seen on the two
viewing machines available in the Government
Publications Division of the Main Library. The
Division also has several small portable viewing
machines which it can make available to anyone
with a serious research interest in underground
papers.
The microfilmed material, however, is not the
only collection of underground papers maintained
in the UBC Library. The Special Collections
Division of the Library also has quite an extensive
collection of underground papers in actual print
form.
Mrs. Anne Yandle of Special Collections
explained that the department has been assembling
a collection of underground newspapers with
special emphasis on local publications since the
underground press phenomena began in the mid-
1960's.
COMPLETE   SET
Special Collections has, for example, a
complete set of every issue of the Georgia Straight
ever published and representative issues of
approximately 100 other underground newspapers
in its collection.
"I don't think these papers will be very
available 20 years from now," said Mrs. Yandle.
"Too many people say they are just junk and
throw them out."
Until recently the underground papers in the
Special Collections Division were difficult to use
for research purposes because they had not been
indexed. Over the summer, however. Miss Ruell
Smith of the Library's staff has made a start
toward indexing the papers under broad subject
headings.
Two UBC Faculty Members Die
Two members of the UBC faculty — Prof. Kenneth
B. Harvey of the Department of Chemistry and Dr.
John N. Sandness of the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences — died in late September.
Prof. Harvey, who was also assistant dean of the
Faculty of Science, died suddenly on Sept. 27 at the
age of 42.
Dr. Sandness, an entomologist and pesticides
expert, died Sept. 25 after a lengthy illness at the age
of 30.
Born in Toronto, Prof. Harvey joined the UBC
faculty in 1959 and was co-author, with Prof. Gerald
B. Porter, also of UBC's Chemistry Department, of a
widely-used textbook on physical inorganic
chemistry. He was also a prolific contributor to
chemistry research journals.
Prof. Harvey was named assistant dean of science
in January, 1969, and was in charge of time-tabling,
registration and counselling of the students in the
Faculty.
He was a graduate of the University of Toronto,
where he received his bachelor of arts degree with
honors  in   1951,  and   Laval   University in Quebec,
4/UBC Reports/Oct. 8,1970
where he was awarded the degree of doctor of science
in 1956.
Dr. Sandness, who joined the UBC faculty in
1969, was born in Grand Forks, B.C., and obtained
his bachelor of arts degree at Walla Walla College,
Washington, and his Ph.D. at the Riverside campus of
the University of California.
BOARD
Continued from Page One
member since 1958 and,
— Prof. James Foulks, the first head of the
Department of Pharmacology in the Faculty of
Medicine. Dr. Foulks, who has been at UBC since
1951, plans a year's leave of absence beginning in
July, 1971, to carry out research at the Institute of
Basic Medical Sciences of the Royal College of
Surgeons in London, England.
A third faculty member. Dr. J.R. Mcintosh, will
resign as head of the secondary division of the
Faculty of Education as of June 30, 1971.
Institute
Begins
Oct. 10
The Vancouver Institute will open its 1970-71
lecture series at the University of B.C. on Saturday,
Oct. 10 with a discussion of world population by a
Simon Fraser University biologist.
The Institute, Vancouver's oldest lecture
organization, meets each Saturday in Room 106 of
UBC's Buchanan Building. All lectures begin at 8:15
p.m. There is no admission charge but membership in
the organization is available for a small fee.
The first Institute speaker will be Dr. Albert L.
Turnbull of the biology department at Simon Fraser
University, who will speak on the world population
problem.
Subsequent lecturers will include Mr. Stuart
Hodgson, commissioner of the Northwest Territories;
Dr. Sylvia Ostry, director of the Economic Council of
Canada; federal cabinet ministers Ronald Basford and
John Turner; Dr. John Young, chairman of the
federal Prices and Incomes Commission, and Dr.
Donald Chant, head of the zoology department at the
University of Toronto.
BROCHURE AVAILABLE
A brochure listing all the Institute lectures for
1970-71 is available from UBC's Information Office,
228-3131.
Following is a complete list of lecturers for the^
1970-71 series:
Oct. 10 - Dr. Albert L. Turnbull, Department of
Biology, Simon Fraser University: "Are There Too
Many People? A Discussion of World Population."
Oct. 17 - Dr. Walter G. Hardwick, Department of
Geography, UBC: "The Post-Industrial Era and
Vancouver."
Oct. 24 — No lecture — Homecoming Weekend.
Oct. 31 — No lecture — Halloween.
Nov. 7 — Dr. V. Setty Pendakur, Community and
Regional Planning, UBC: "Community Planning and
Technological Change: Goals and Conflicts for
Vancouver."
Nov. 14 — Mr. Stuart M. Hodgson, Commissioner
of the Northwest Territories: "Northwest Territories
— People and Prospects."
Nov.  21   - Dr.   Robert W. Stewart,  Institute ofl
Oceanography,    UBC:    "The   Global    Atmospheric
Research     Program:     A    Serious    Attempt    at
International Cooperation in Science."
Nov. 28 — Dr. Sylvia Ostry, Director, Economic
Council of Canada: "Some New Directions."
Dec. 5 — Hon. Ronald Basford, Minister of
Consumer and Corporate Affairs: "The Consumer
Today and Tomorrow."
Jan. 16, 1971 — Miss Mary Southin, Lawyer,
Vancouver: "The Common Law in the Age of the
Common Man."
Jan. 23 — Prof. Abraham Rogatnick, Department
of Architecture, UBC: "Pragmatic Venice and
Utopian Theory."
Jan. 30 — Dr. John Young, Chairman, Prices and
Incomes Commission: "Prices and Incomes in
Canada."
MASS MEDIA DISCUSSED
Feb. 6 — Senator D. Keith Davey: "The Mass
Media 1970-1984."
Feb. 13 - Dr. Donald A. Chant, Chairman,
Department of Zoology, University of Toronto:
"Ecology and Technology."
Feb. 20 — Dr. Ara Morradian, Managing Director,
Nuclear Research Establishment, Pinawa, Manitoba:
"Canada's Nuclear Power Program."
Feb. 27 — Mr. William Nicholls, Head, Department
of Religious Studies, UBC: "The Self in a Collapsing
World."
March 6 — Hon. John N. Turner, Minister of
Justice and Attorney-General of Canada: "Law and
Order: What Does It Mean?"
March 13 — Dr. Frank Curzon, Department of
Physics, UBC: "The Scientist and Society."
March 20 - Mr. Frank G.P. Lewis, National
President, The John Howard Society: "Jails and
Corrections: Is or Ought."

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