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UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH
COLUMBIA, Vancouver 8.
B.C., is a provincial, coeducational university of 5,800 students.
Norman A. M. MacKenzie,
President.
MARCH, 1955
Posting of the final examination schedule and the first day of
spring sunshine brings students out on campus latons like the first
crop of crocuses. Dorothy Dilworth, left. Ken Russell and Diane
McLelan, all of Vancouver, insist that fresh air improves concentration as they set up study hall in front of the University Library.
—Joe Quan Photo
Variety Of Courses Planned
For Summer School Students
Big things will be happening
on compus this July and August.
The University's summer school
program will include major
attractions in theatre and opera
and expanded curricula in arts
and crafts, home economics and
education.
Everything from jewelry-
making to sculpture will be
offered in the Arts and Crafts
program July 4 to August 12.
Four visiting lecturers from
U.S. schools will instruct classes.
Painter Robert Davidson, who
has studied in Mexico City, will
assist Arts and Crafts' director
John Mills during the summer
session. Other visitors will be
Tom Hardy, University of Oregon sculptor, who was featured
recently in "Life" magazine;
Frederick Lauritzen, director of
the Art Metal Workship at the
University of Southern Illinois,
and Martha Middleton. instructor of ceramics at the Cranbrook
Academy of Art, Bloomfield
Hills, Mich.
Workshops in sculpture, painting, ceramics, metal work and
children's creative art are also
scheduled. A class in "Art and
the Child" is planned for par-
_enJ*^nd teachers.
Director of the children's program will be John Dobereiner,
a teacher from Richmond High
School, Lulu Island.
Courses  in  home furnishings,
j meal planning, dressmaking, and.
smocking   are   planned   for  the
Home    Economics'    division    of
summer school .
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In the home rejuvenating
course students will be asked to
bring their own furniture for
slip covering and upholstering.
Home Economics supervisor,
Eileen Cross, will instruct the
course.
Five lessons in English smocking, including basic stitches,
color combinations and materials, Will be offered in a second
workshop. Students will be asked  to  make   sample   garments.
Demonstration of food buying
and preparations, with emphasis
on basic meals and menu planning, will be offered in a cooking workshop. International
dishes, which can be prepared
from foods from today's markets,
will   be   demonstrated.
Students in dressmaking may
choose projects including dresses,
coats, suits or children's clothes.
UBC Planners Look Ahead
For Best Use Of Land Gift
Big   High   School
Meet  Successful
They came, they saw, and
they'll return in the fall as UBC
freshmen. That's the story of
the eighth annual B. C. High
Schools' Conference held on the
campus  March  4   and  5.
More than 200 young men and
women, repres'enting 100 high
schools frttm Vancouver to Dawson Creek, r&lrarded student
planners with the largest attendance since the conference was
inaugurated by a Teacher'Training class.
The teen-agers saw the campus
during "Open House" and heard
faculty members and students
discuss everything from "Values
of a University Education" to
"How to register for classes.".
University planners are enlarging their thinking—by about
435 acres—since President N. A.
M. MacKenzie announced the
government's "historic" land
gift at the opening ceremonies of
the 1955 Open House. Enlarged
campus area will mean answers
to important questions of sites
for student residences and playing fields as well as to possible
problems of future campus congestion.
Prof. Frederic Lasserre, Director UBC's School of Agricul- .
ture and a member of the University Planning Committee, said
that the new land will enable
planners to control future access roads and may mean revisions in the original concept
of Twenty-fifth Avenue's campus approach, as well as a possible change in the Sixteenth
Avenue route.
Officials may now turn their
thoughts to future deployment
of agricultural land, so that more
central campus area could be
made available for buildings.
"We would like to keep the"
central campus buildings within
10 minute walking distance of
each other," said Lasserre. This
would mean moving facilities
that could be easily placed on
re-allocated land out of the central area.
The site of the present Acadia
Camp may now be considered
for future dormitory development and University planners
may also consider location of
athletic fields in relation to residential facilities. There are areas
of land sufficiently flat for playing fields near Agronomy Road,
and the government gift provides some areas with a slight
rise—good spots for future residences.
The University's increasing
parking problem may be solved
by establishing large areas c*
the periphery of the "inner campus." Some research facilities
and departments that could op
erate efficiently without close
physical proximity to the central
area, may be re-located farther
from the campus "hub."
The land gift, which President
MacKenzie termed "the most important thing to happen to the
University in years," was formerly part of the government
controlled Endowment Lands.
Boundaries of the undeveloped .
area are Toronto Road, Acadia
Road and Marine Drive. Only
construction on the land at the
present time is part of Acadia
Camp.
Need for a larger campus has
long been felt at the University
and future generations are now
assured that land for sufficient
facilities meet their educational
needs has been provided for
them.
UBC   Receives
Carnegie   Gift
The University of British Columbia will soon possess one of
Canada's outstanding reading
and research collections on
French Canadiana, thanks to the
efforts of Di. Gilbert N. Hunter,
Professor of History, and a new
$10,000 grant from the Carnegie
Foundation.
Dr. Tucker says that the new
material will include both history and literature. Half of the
grant will be used to provide
two $500 graduate scholarships,
one in French-Canadian literature, and one in history, each
year for the next five years.
Campus Display
An outstanding group of architectural perspectives and drawings collected from all over
-Canada and the United States
may be seen in the School of
Architecture's Display Room
this month.
UNIVERSITY   ENDOWMENT LANDS
POINT-GREY.   B C.
Here it is — the first British Columbians' eye view of what
the government gift, of 435 acres does to the perimeter of our
provincial university. Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie termed the gift
aBnoiHKtBiiwt "an historical -occasion" . as -he -told, the crowd; at
Open House ceremonies- of Ohm go »ernmcnt's decision to double: the
to allow for needs^ of future generations. ei^BX. students.
LIBRARY
i PAGE  2
UBC REPORTS
U.B.C   Reports
KNOW   YOUR   UNIVERSITY:
Vol. 1, No. 2
March, 1955
Vancouver 8, B.C.
Dorothy Coryell and Nancy West,
University Information Office
Published by  the University  of British  Columbia,  monthly,   and
entered as second-class matter at the Post-Office in Vancouver, B.C.
University   Business   To   Take
Administrators   Far   From   Home
If faculty members are caught
in the occasional moment of reverie as spring approaches, it
might be that they're looking
past final exams and spinning a
daydream or two out of travel
folders.
Two of the most ambitious upcoming junkets are planned by
President Norman A. M. MacKenzie, who will visit Australia
during the summer months, and
Dean S. N. F. Chant of Arts and
Sciences, who is planning a
three-week tour of Japan.
Dean and Mrs. Chant leave
Vancouver April 12 and will
make their visit as guests of the
Japanese government. They will
stop at a number of Japanese
universities to gather information for planning UBC's anticipated Department of Asian
Studies.
President MacKenzie boards
an aircraft the end of May and
will devote the summer months
to visiting universities in New
Zealand and Australia.
In New Zealand he will stop
at Rotorua, Auckland and Wellington. His Australian visits
will include the University of
Sydney, the Australian National
University in Canberra, the
University of Adelaide, the
University of West Australia in
Perth, the University of Melbourne, the University of Tasmania in Hobart and Brisbane,
Queensland.
Dr. MacKenzie will attend the
Commonwealth Inter-University
Conference in Melbourne from
August 7 to August 14.
$25,000 Goal Set
For Crew Drive
A goal of $25,000 has been set
by a University-Vancouver Rowing Club fund-raising committee,
formed to send UBC's Empire
Games-champion crew to the
Royal Henley Regatta in England, June 29-July 2. It is hoped
that half the amount, or $12,500
will be raised through contributions to a special names committee.
Students will be asked to give
$3000 of surplus Students'
Council funds in a general meeting on campus this month. More
than $200 was turned in in.
nickles and dimes at the University's triennial Open House,
March 5 on campus.
•* Donations to the fund have
been received by the University
Development Fund, Alumni Office on campus. These have
come by cheque and in cash,
marked "Rowing Fund."
tha Murakami of Vancouver,
Betty Miyazaki of Lillooet, Roy
Nishizaki of Kamloops, and Ronald Con, Vancouver, president
of the Chinese Varsity Club.
The teahouse will be re-crated
and stored temporarily in the
Anthropology Department until
a  permanent  location is found.
Japanese - Canadian    Students
Give    Tea    House    To    University
Twenty Japanese - Canadian
students who "wanted to add a
little color to the University's
Open House," raised $80 and put
in long hours of labor this month
in order to present their alma
mater with one of the most remarkable gifts it has ever received.
The lovely Japanese teahouse
featured at the March 5 Open
House and at the Pacific National Exhibition earlier this year,
is now a permanent part of the
University's anthropological col-
lecion, thanks to the student
group and Mr. Shigeru Hirota,
retiring Japanese  consul.
Donations from the students,
themselves, from the Chinese
Varsity Club treasury and from
the Japanese Canadian Citizens'
A&scciatiop 'provided the funds
necessary for transporting the
teahouse from the Exhibition
Gardens, where it had been
stored after the PNE, to* the
Field House. When Mr. Hirota
told the student group that he
would like to make a permanent gift of the teahouse to the
University, they rolled up their
sleeves and assisted with the
transporting and erecting, of the
remarkable exhibit with special
enthusiasm.
Student leaders of the. group
were -Gordon Kadota - and Mar-
Law  Case   Books  Serve  Students
By The Page And By The Pound'
By A. W. R. CARROTHERS
Over 9,000 case books have
been supplied to law students
through the University of British Columbia Book Store since
1947. Of 16 published books 12
were edited by members of the
Faculty of Law, one was revised
by permission from an earlier
work, one was a supplement to
an earlier work, and two were
republished  by  permission.
Behind these figures lies an
unsurpassed record of service to
Canadian legal education.
Members of the legal profession in this province are aware
of the case book program at the
Law School, for over half the
profession now are graduates of
the Faculty of Law. They remember (perhaps only too well!)
the heavy limp books, with then-
legal size mimeographed gages,
brown covers, and shoe string
binding—legal education by the
page and the pound.
And many graduates (and
more senior members of the profession also) have found it convenient to use the case books
as a handy reference to the leading cases on the subject covered.
Indeed a number of lawyers
practising in more remote parts
of the province where a good
law library is not readily accessible have come to rely on their
case books for materials on first
principles. There must be few
law offices in British Columbia
in which U.B.C. Cases are unused or unknown.
Two policies followed throughout by the Faculty of Law are
worthy of note. First, the case
books have beea sold to the
students at the cost of manufacturing and handling at the Book
Store. The mimeographing has
been done for the most part by
Best Mimeograph Co. Ltd., who
have given the University special rates, special service and
exceptionally high quality of
production.
The Book Store has kept its
Mr. and Mrs. B.C. brought the Class of '73 along in baby
buggies when they came out to visit their" University on March 5.
Snow and chill winds failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the
50.000 visitors who jammed campus buildings from 10 a.m. to
10 p.m. University officials called it one of the most successful
Open Houses ever held at Point Grey.
handling mark-up to a minimum
and in some instances has undertaken to subsidize particular
books where, because the book
was oversize, the price tended
to be out of line with the other
case books. There has not been
any royalty or financial return
of any kind to the members of
the Faculty of Law who prepared the books for publication.
The books have always been
sold to other law schools at the
same price at which they are
sold to students at U.B.C. The
Faculty has regarded the preparation of the case books as part
of its task in the education of
law students.
The second policy is the anonymity of the case books. They
are fundamentally the product
of a community of effort. A
case list may be obtained from
some other faculty member, or
from some other law school, or
from some other source, or by
original effort and experience.
It may then be modified, amended, and brought up to date. Colleagues may be consulted on
different aspects. Cases are then
selected. Detailed notes are prepared for the mimeographer.
Price lists are submitted by the
mimeographer. The Book Store
is consulted on the financing.
Constant touch is kept with the
mimeographer as the stencils
are cut and run and the pages
collated. The result: another U.
B.C. Cases.
The responsibility for it may
rest on one man. But the credit
for it may-belong to many. Over
the years the following members
of the Faculty have seen case
books "through the press":
Dean G. F. Curtis, Professor F.
Read, Dr. M. M. Maclntyre, Professor G. F. Kennedy, Mr. J. R.
Westlake, Mr. A. W. R- Carroth-
ers, Mr. L. J. Ladner, Q.C.; Mr.
S. J. Remnant, QC; and Mr. D.
McK. Brown.
Today U.B.C. Cases serve 14
courses and eight Canadian Law
schools. With decreased enrolment, increasing costs of production, and the understandable desire of law teachers in other
Canadian universities to edit for
publication and even as commercial ventures case books of their
own, it is beginning to appear
that case book production at U.
B.C. has passed its peak.
But the stencils of most of the
books are in good condition«and
the I3ook Store stock in soTTie"
books is still high. So long as it
is at all possible to meet the
need for case books with mimeographed books at a reasonable
price, U.B.C. CJases will continue
its service in the field of Canadian legal education.
History Meeting
The- University Historical Society will meet on March 30 at
the Faculty Club. Members will
see the film of the Alcan pfo-,
ject at Kitimat. New officers
will also be elected. MARCH, 1955
PAGE   3
Busy  Young .Drama   Supervisor
In  Midst    of  Spring   Planning
Young woman on a merry-go-round — that's Joy Coghill,
acting drama supervisor in the Department of University
Extension. Planning an enlarged Summer Schools of the Theatre
and Opera, directing two plays, conferring with students and staff
members, painting scenery and making classic Greek wigs out of
rope — it's all in a day's work for the young Vancouver actress.
—Joe Quan Photo
fisherman Come
For    Two-Week
More than 40 seasoned fishermen from up and down the Brit-
f   ish Columbia coast came "back
to school" March 13 for a two-
: week session on the campus. The
visitors will learn of the latest
t developments in the fishing industry, from experts in oceanography, electronics, interna-
tipnal sea law, fish handling and
boat design.
A grant from the Federal De-
" partment of Fisheries, and the
hard work of A: V. Hill, University Extension Supervisor of
Fisheries   Education,   made   the
|   short course possible.
"Our object is not to teach
these men how to fish," says
Hill, "but to extend their knowledge of their industry behind
their own specialized branch."
The government and the Univer-
". sity hope to sponsor the short
course annually.
Transportation to and from
their homes to the campus and
room and board at the Youth
'" Training Camp adjacent to the
campus have been provided for
the students.   It's all  work dur-
Toymaking Class
T To Be Repeated
First session of the new "Toy-
making Workshop" extension
course begins ct 7:45 p.m.,
t March 16, in the Carpentry shop
of the UBC Youth Training
Centre.
•Parents   will   leaTn   to   make
voodea   toys   and   play   equipment   for  pre-school   or   school-
pge children and will learn what
and  materials  are  suitable
or ear",  age  group. Instructed
jrill be Mrs. E. J. Maddin. pre
Ichool  education  specialist,  and
T. W. R. Bonsey, carpenter.
-■'Fee     for     eight     Wednesday
Ivgning class sessions will be $5.
formation f   and     registratior,.
orms may be obtained from th:
Iamily Life and Group Development Service, University Ex-
teri: ion Department.
Back  To  School
Extension    Course
ing their daytime lectures and
seminar sessions, but a number
of evening events have also been
scheduled for them. The Prince
Rupert Fishermen's Cooperative
Association entertained them
March 14 at the Hastings Auditorium.
Painting Classes
The spring session of Painters'
Workshop, a course in elementary and advanced painting and
sketching, will start March 21
in Room 214 at the University
War Memorial Gym. The course
will run for eight weeks, sponsored by the Extension Department.
Classes will be held in beginners/ painting each Monday
night from 7:30-9:30; advanced
painting Tuesday evenings from
7:30-9:30; combined drawing
and painting Wednesday afternoons from 2-4, and life drawing
Wednesday nights from 7:30-
v9:30.
The fee for each course is $6.
A model's fee of $1 will be
charged for the life drawing
class.
Farmers Visit Campus
Farmers' Institute groups from
Pitt Meadows and Hammond will
tour the University farm area
on March 14 and spend the day
conferring with Faculty of Agriculture members.
By NANCY WEST
Something new in perpetual
motion—blonde, intrepid and
measuring five feet plus half-an-
inch—is the University's, acting
supervisor of drama, Joy Cog-
hill, currently chin-deep in some
four different projects.
Miss Coghill reported today
that the University will attract
no less than four internationally-
known drariia leaders for the
1955 Summer School of the
Theatre, to be held July 4 to
August 16. Headlined also in
Summer School plans is the
School of Opera—which will
have three more well-known
artists as guests.
All of the early arrangements
for these special summer.school
projects have been made Fy Miss
Coghill, who is directing
"Beauty and the Beast," Holiday
Theatre contribution to the annual Dominion Festival.
As if this weren't enough, Miss
Coghill answered a call for CBC
Toronto last month to perform
in a network television program
"Never Say No." This, of course,
came just after she'd finished
directing a play for the University English Department—Jean
Cocteau's "The Infernal Machine."
Right now all roads lead to
Summer School for Miss Coghill. Her supervisor, and boss of
the University drama division,
Dorothy Somerset, will return
to the campus in May after a
year's study in Europe.
Miss Coghill has worked all
winter on early arrangements
for the Summer School of the
Theatre and Opera. Guests in the
dramatic field this year will include Tyrone Guthrie, director
of the Stratford Festival; Marcel Marceau, an expert on pan-
tomjne from Paris; Iris Warren,
London Academy of Dramatic
Art, and Henry Schnitzler,
Vienna-born Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of California.
But the theatre is just one-
half of the drama division's
summer program. The Summer
School of the Opera, which is
scheduled July 4 to August 17,
will also boast its share of headline names.
Miss Coghill reports Toronto-
born Theresa Gray, who took
New York critics by storm with
her powerful performance as
"Magda Sorel" in Menotti's
music-drama "The Consul," will
perform in this opera on campus.
Hill-Tout    Memorial    Photo    Exhibit
Planned    For    UBC    Art    Gallery
An outstanding exhibit of
photographic arc, selected from
the work of the late Ben Hill-
Tout, young University staff
photographer who died in August, will be at the University
Art Gallery from March 29 to
April  15.
Friends of Mr. Hill-Tout are
establishing a memorial fund
which will provide prizes and
incentive for an annual photographic competition among students at the University.
Mr. Hill-Tout won a number
of national camera awards. He
was 1954 winner of the Hamilton Spectator Gold cup for the
best press feature of the year
and was awarded a top prize in
the 1952 Graflex International
Photo  Competition.
Donations to the Ben Hill-
Tou Memorial Fund may be
made through Miss Margaret La-
londe in the University Accounting Office.
Two other guests will be Robert
Gill, well-known stage and opera
director, and Nicholas Gold-
schmidt, who will again direct
the University's Summer School
of the Opera.
Miss Somerset, returning to
her desk in the University drama
department early in May, will
produce Van Hofmanstahl's
"Everyman" at the Summer
School's Outdoor Show, August
5 and 6. She is studying medieval drama in London and Paris,
and last year attended the Salzburg Festival in Austria.
Here is the Summer School
of the Theatre program: July 4-
18—A series of plays in the
Frederic Wood Theatre; July 28-
30 — The annual Children's
Show; August 5 and 6—Miss
Somerset's production of the
"Everyman"; August 10-13 —
Schnitzler's production of a play ■
by Moliere in the Auditorium;
August 15 and 16—Exams.
The Summer School of the
Opera schedule will be: July 4-
8—Registration; August 22-24—
Opera excerpts; August 17—
Chorus.
2nd Audio-Visual
institute Is Set
The second annual Audio-Visual Institute, co-sponsored by
UBC's Department of Audio-Visual Services and the Industrial
Film Council of B.C., will be
held in Library 852 on the campus, March 30.
Training officers, personnel
directors and other representatives of business and industry
will attend the one-day session to
learn about audio-visual aids
that may be used in their work
and how to produce the simpler
tools.
Topics to be discussed will
include general principles in
using audio-visual, non-projected
visual aids, projected visual
aids, motion pictures in business
and industry, production of simple projected aids and fitting the
film to the job.
Instructors will include: H.
McCaughey, Audio-Visual Equipment Co.; A. Sloan, Photolec;
J. D. Patterson, National Film
Board; Gwyn Lloyd and Peter
Holburn, UBC Photographic Services, and Norman Barton, UBC
Audio-Visual   Supervisor.
YTS School Still In News
Our annual Youth Training
School for rural young people
between the ages of 16 and 30 is
being noted abroad!
YTS principal Allen Des
Champs recently received a copy
of a United Nations publication
issued in Paris. Inside was a
complete account of the UBC
Youth Training program and its
objectives. FACIE 4."
UBC REPORTS
Notables Visit
Our   University
Anyone who's been thinking
of Vancouver as the "back door"
of Canada had better reassess his
entrances. Even the most rabid
easterner would be impressed
with the rollcall of distinguished
names in the University's 1954-
55 guest book.
Among recent visitors were
Sir Douglas Copland, Australian
High Commissioner to Canada;
Dr. W. W. Grave, vice-chancellor
of the University of the West
Indies; W. G. Sutton, vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Witwatersand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Dr.
George Alexander Curry, vice-
chancellor of the University of
New Zealand.
Campus guests also included
Viscount Swinton, UK. Secretary of State for Commonwealth
Relations; the Earl of Halsbury;
the Rt. Hon. Kenneth Younger;
Gen. Sir Neil Methuen Ritchie,
. former commander of the Eighth
Army in Libya, and Maj. Gen.
Chris Vokes, General Officer
Commanding, Western - Command.
Also paying their respects at
the President's office were
W. H. Auden, a great name in
modern letters, and Prof. Gilbert
Ryle of Oxford, one of the foremost philosophers of our day;
Dr. Charles Armstrong, president of Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon; D. A. Eld-
ridge, Dean of Men, Wesleyan
University, Middletown, Conn.;
Dr. Henry Eyring, Dean of the
University of Utah's Graduate
School and D. Park Jamieson,
president of the Canadian Bar
Association.
Vancouver Institute
Continuing Lectures
Two interesting science lectures will conclude the spring
term Vancouver Institute lecture
series.
Dr. K. W. Neatby, Director of
the Department of Agriculture's
Science Service, will discuss
"Biological Research Applied to
Agriculture and Industry" on
March 19.
"Diseases ol Civilization" will
be the topic for Dr. Hans Selye,
Director of the University of
Montreal's Institute of Experimental Medicine and Surgery,
who appears March 26.
Vancouver Institute lectures
are scheduled for 8:15 p.m. each
Saturday in Physics 200. They
are open to the public without charge.
New Appointment
Made In Chemistry
Another New Zealander has
joined the staff of the University. Dr. L. O. Brown, who recently completed his doctorate
work at the University of Edinburgh, has been appointed a
National Research Council postdoctoral fellow in Chemistry.
Dr. Brown received his B.S.
and M.S. from the University of
Otago. His research, here will be
in the' field of molecular spectroscopy.
Man wjlh a dodecahedron is Dr. Stephen A. Jennings, acting
head of Mathematics who appeared on a recent CBC "Exploring
Minds" telecast with a panel including Dr. G. M. Volkoff, Physics.
Dr. T. M. C. Taylor, Biology and Botany, B. C. Binning, Architecture, and Dr. Barnetl Savery, Philosophy and Psychology. Panel
topic was "Mathematical Symnetry."
University Professors Appear On Television;
B.C. Homes Provide New Teaching Frontiers
Local television fans are
finding more and more University people on their living room
sets these days.
Two hours of "Open House"
displays paraded across local
screens on March 4. The following Sunday, a one hour "Open
House" program was beamed
across Canada. Television and
radio news coverage also made
Mr. and Mrs. Canada very much
aware that something was going
on at Point Grey.
University of B.C. professors
also participated in two sessions
on CBC's "Exploring Minds"
series. Dr. Harold Copp, Professor and Head of Physiology, and
Dr. Ian McTaggart Cowan, Professor and Head of Zoology,
conducted one program on
growth. „
A second session on "Mathematical Symnetry" included Dr.
Stephen A. Jennings, Professor
and Acing Head of Mathemaics;
Gift Presented
The Department of Chemistry
has just received word of a new
$2,800 research grant from the
National Cancer Institute. This
brings the total of such research
grants received during recent
years to $17,500.
The new grant will be used
for work on protein complexes
under the direction of Dr. Cyril
Reid, Associate Professor of
Chemistry. Dr. Reid leaves for
London at the end of the current
school session and will spend
two months working in the
Chester Beatty Research Institute of the National Cancer Hospital in London.
Dr. G. M. Volkoff, Professor of
Physics; Dr. T. M. C. Taylor,
Professor and chairman of Biology and Botany; B. C. Binning,
Associate Professor of Architecture   and   Dr.   Barnett   Savery,
$16,000 Machine
To Aid Research
A $16,000 ultracentrifuge to
be used in biochemical cancer
research has been presntd to
the University by th B.C. Division of th Canadian Cancer Society.
The machine, which spins solutions faster than the speed
of sound will refine cancer cells
to molecular purity by spinning
them at high rates of speed.
"It means that we will be
working with pure substances
for the first time," said Dr. W. J.
Polgase, associate professor of
biochemistry. "It means, in effect, that the limitations have
been taken off our cancer research."
Source Material Added
To Russian Collection
The University's library collection on Russian history received a notable boost this
month with the addition of
500,000 pages of vital source
material recorded on microprint.
Bibliographies, scholarly journals and Russian law, published
during both the czarist and Communist regimes are included in
the collection.
The material was purchased
from the Rockerfeller* Foundation grant awarded to the Department of Slavonic Studies
this fall.
Authorized as Second Class Mail
Post Office Department Ottawa
Ma for Athletic
Events   Planned
Three major athletic events .
are scheduled on the University
campus in March, headlined by
the first visit here of an Oxford-
Cambridge rugger team March.
17 and again March 24.
The English team, a composite
one of top players from Oxford
and Cambridge Universities,
meets the Varsity squad at 12:30
p.m. in the University Stadium
March 17. A week later, again ,
at 12:30 p.m. in the Stadium,
the visitors will play a "Varsity
Past and Present" team.
The University team also
' played host to California in the
final half of he annual UBC-
California World Rugby Cup
series at the Stadium March 10th
and 12th. The Varsity squad lost
the two opening games at Berkley, Calif, late in February.
Next on the athletic calendar
is the ninth annual Inter-High
Boys' Basketball tournament,
March 16-19 at the War Memorial Gym on campus. Zone playoffs are now under way to fill
the 16 opening positions for the
five-day finals.
Four teams are entered from
the lower mainland, one from t
Howe Sound, three from the
Fraser Valley, two from the
Kootenays, two from the Okan-
agan, one from the Caribou and
three from Vancouver Island.
Out-of-town students will be billeted at Acadia Camp on the University campus.
B.C. Community Planners
To Attend UBC Course
The first course in Community Planning ever offered on
campus will be given March 28-
April 2 at the Youth Training
School, sponsored by the University Extension Department, and
the Community Planning Association of Canada.
Lecturers will be drawn from J
the University, Vancouver planning groups and B.C. organizations. Tom McDonald, Executive-
Secretary of the B.C. Division
of the Community Planning Association of Canada has worked
with the Extension Department
in planning the eight-day course.
Extension supervisors report
queries on the new course have
come from Prince Rupert, Prince ^
George, Kelowna, Kamloops and
Victoria as well as Vancouver
and the lower mainland.
Fund Report
Annual    Development    Fund
, "money raisers" report  a total
of  $12,180.98  in   1955   contrTtn*-
tions  from  alumni   and  friends
of the University.
The Canadian Muscular Dys-j
trophy Association has donated
$1,000 for medical research. Th
list of 928 donors includes named
of UBC graduates now living ill
Brazil, the British West IndieJ
and Turkey.
1955 Development Fund ol
jectives include scholarship;!
furnishings for s'udent resil
dences, and the President'!
Fund, a sum of una
money seeded to meet a vaciet
of urgent needs.

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