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UBC Reports
VOLUME 10, No. 5
VANCOUVER 8, B.C., CANADA
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER, 1964
MORE THAN 15,600 REGISTER
UBC Extension Head to Aid
Indian University Program
Dr. John K. Friesen, director of the
University of British Columbia's extension department, has been named
director of a three-year Colombo
Plan  project at an  Indian university.
Dr. Friesen leaves Vancouver October 10 to direct the initial phase of
the $180,000 project aimed at developing a pilot extension department at
the University of Rajasthan in northwest India.
$180,000 GRANT
For eight months beginning Nov. 1,
Dr. Friesen will serve as project director in the planning, organization,
and implementation of adult education courses, seminars, curricula and
facilities at the Indian university.
The $180,000 grant, administered by
Canada's External Aid Office, cooperating with the government of
India, enables two advisers to assist
DR. J. K. FRIESEN
in  the  development of an  extension
department at Rajasthan.
The grant provides $60,000 per year
for three years and includes an allocation for purchase of books and
equipment
MODEL PROGRAM
The agreement calls for UBC and
UR to work as partners in the project, which UR Vice-Chancellor
Mohan S. Mehta hopes will serve as
a model in launching similar extension departments in other Jndian
universities.
UBC's president, Dr. John Macdonald, expressed keen satisfaction in
the joint project, remarking that it
reflected the high regard abroad for
UBC's extension department.
Four areas of endeavor will be embraced by the plan: (1) the training
of professional and technical staff; (2)
research in adult education; (3) organizing an evening college and, later,
correspondence courses; and (4)
recommending qualified Rajasthan students to study adult education in
Canada.
Idea for the project goes back to
February, 1962, when Dr. Friesen met
Vice-Chancellor Mehta in India. Dr.
Mehta visited UBC and Ottawa in
April of that year to explore the possibilities of a joint university project.
UNCONVENTIONAL PROJECT
Dr. Mehta said the project is somewhat unconventional in the present-
day context of Indian universities;
but he emphaisized the need for universities to identify more closely with
the community, pointing to the
achievements of university extension
in Canada, the United States, and
Great Britain. *
Dr. James Draper of the University
of Wisconsin, a UBC graduate, will
serve as adviser with Dr. Friesen
during the first phase of the plan.
Senate Names Planner to
Provincial Academic Board
UBC's director of academic planning, Dr. John D. Chapman, has been
appointed by the UBC Senate to
represent the University on the provincial Academic Board.
Dr. Chapman replaces S. N. F.
Chant, dean emeritus of arts, as a
UBC nominee. Dean Chant has become a provincial government nominee, replacing Dr. H. L. Campbell,
who has resigned.
Dean Chant is chairman of the Academic Board, which will advise the
government on academic standards in
all B.C. institutions of higher learning.
Dr. Chapman was a member of the
eight-man UBC team which worked
on the Macdonald Report on Higher
Education. Along with Dr. Walter
Hardwick, he specialized in suggesting geographical sites for new
institutions.
Dr. Chapman became director of
academic planning at UBC in July,
1963. The office was established in
1962 by UBC President John B. Macdonald. Dr. Chapman will continue in
this post while serving on the provincial Academic Board.
UBC was the first Canadian university to introduce this type of planning position, Dr. Chapman says. "The
planner of this kind is fairly common
in the United States, however. Some
regard him as a thorn in the side of
complacency on the campus, striving
to encourage all members of the university to carry out self-examination
in their special fields in relation to
the university as a whole.
"I do not see myself quite in the
role of a thorn, but rather as a catalyst," says Dr. Chapman.
"As universities evolve into large,
complex institutions, and become a
part of a complex system of higher
education, decisions become less matters of individual will, and more matters of calculated navigation, using an
ever-increasing amount of information.
"The faculty must determine what
is to be taught. The planner must
foresee what demands this will put
upon the university and recommend
on how they can best be met"
The director of academic planning
is directly responsible to President
Macdonald. His duties include specific
investigations, studies and research as
requested by the president in a wide
variety of fields—from legislation affecting the universities to forecasts
of student registration and. faculty
requirements, to studies of space utilization and financial data.
Aside from specific studies of this
kind, Dr. Chapman's office is steadily
compiling a comprehensive statistical
record of UBC's functions and probable future.
DEAN NEVILLE SCARFE, head of
UBC's faculty of education, was one
of the chief speakers at the International Recreation Congress in Osaka
and Kyoto, Japan, Sept. 30-Oct 11.
Alumni Establish
Memorial Fund for
Sherwood Lett
UBC's Alumni Association has established a memorial scholarship fund for
Chief Justice Sherwood Lett former
chancellor of the University, who died
July 24 at the age of 68.
The fund, an Alumni spokesman
said, is intended as a recognition of
Mr. Lett's many and great contributions to the life of the University, B.C.,
and  Canada.
FIRST AMS PRESIDENT
In the memorial minute to Mr. Lett
read at a recent meeting of the UBC
Senate, Mr. Lett was referred to as
UBC's "most distinguished graduate."
As a student at McGill University
College, UBC's forerunner, he was
elected first president of the Alma
Mater Society and with his wife to be,
Evelyn Story, drew up the first AMS
constitution.
Granted his BA degree in 1916
while on active service, he returned
to Canada with the rank of captain in
1919, the same year he was awarded
a Rhodes scholarship.
After taking a BA degree at Oxford,
Mr. Lett returned to Canada to practise law.
In subsequent years he was three
times president of the UBC Alumni
Association, a member of Senate from
1924 to 1957, and a member of the
board of governors from 1935 to 1940
and from  1951  to  1957.
HONORARY DEGREE
He was the recipient of an honorary
LL.D. degree from UBC in 1945 and
was elected chancellor by Convocation
in 1951.
In 1957, the year he retired as chancellor, Mr. Lett was honored by the
Alma Mater Society with the Great
Trekker award.
This honor is reserved for a graduate who maintains a notable interest
in the University and makes an outstanding contribution to the community.
A record total of more than 15,600
students were registered for the
1964-65 winter session at UBC Oct. 1.
The total for the current year is an
increase of more than 880 students
over the previous session when 14,714
students were registered.
On Sept. 22, total enrolment was
15,452 students, and officials in the
registrar's office said registrations in
the faculty of graduate studies and
by late students would push the final
total over 15,600.
ARTS LARGEST FACULTY
The faculty of arts, with 5,026 students registered as of Sept. 22, remains the largest single UBC faculty.
Enrolment increase in the arts
faculty is only 72 students, however,
and there has been almost no change
in the total first year registration
throughout the   University.
This is probably the result of higher
entrance qualifications (now 60 per
cent), a fee increase ($50 in all faculties), and the opening this year of
other educational institutions such as
the Burnaby Technological Institute,
officials said.
The faculty of education had the
largest student increase with 3,206 registered this year against a total of
2,954 in the  last session.
For the first time in UBC's history
the faculty of graduate studies registered more than 1,000 students. Enrolment increased by 122 students
from 919 to 1,041.
FACULTY FIGURES GIVEN
Registration by faculties on Sept. 22
was as follows with last year's totals in
brackets: arts — 5,026 (4,954); science
— 2,937 (2,749); applied science— 1,214
(1,177); agriculture — 205 (205); law —
279 (243); pharmacy — 145 (159); medicine — 283 (281); forestry — 193 (189);
education — 3,206 (2,954); commerce —
755 (633); graduate studies — 1,041
(919); dentistry — 8.
The vanguard of the 1964-65 enrolment arrived on the campus Sept. 8.
The early starters were nearly 400
students in medicine, dentistry, and
architecture. (For story and picture on
UBC's first class in dentistry, see
page 3).
The second wave of students hit the
campus Sept. 14 to begin lectures in
the faculties of law and pharmacy.
For most students, registration began
on the 14th and lectures commenced
Sept. 21.
New buildings in operation for the
start of the session were the new
$5,682,000 Totem Park residence complex (see picture and story on page 2),
and the Woodward Library (see story
and picture on page 4).
Two wings of the Totem Park development were ready for students on
Sept. 11, but 400 other students assigned to the complex were housed in reserve campus accommodation or in
alumni homes until October because
of a construction delay.
HOUSE 2,800 STUDENTS
UBC's housing administration began
as early as mid-July to arrange alternative accommodation when it appeared that delays would prevent the
residences from  opening  on time.
When the Totem Residences are
complete, UBC will be providing accommodation for 2,800 students in
campus residences.
Nearing completion are two new
wings to the education building at
the corner of the Main Mall and University Boulevard.
Opening of the new wings will
significantly ease pressure in the education faculty by making available
specialized teaching classrooms and
offices for faculty members.
Bulk of education faculty members
are currently housed in wooden army
huts. ••t^r**«?"  ■**?,*=*    '••"«#<1«|
UBC's NEW $5,682,000 residence development at Marine Drive and Agronomy Road
has been officially named the "Totem Park Residences," because of its proximity
to Totem Park. The four residence towers at left and right flanking the Totem
Park commons block have been given names which reflect general groupings of
B.C. Indian tribes. Women's towers are called Nootka House and Dene House and
men's towers are Haida House and Salish House. Finishing touches are now being
put on the development, which will house 396 men and 372 women. Until the residences are complete, some men are in" reserve University accommodation and
women are living in UBC alumni homes in the Vancouver area.
2,784 CAN LIVE ON CAMPUS
UBC Leads
The University of British Columbia
leads Canada in the number of students housed on the campus, says
President John B. Macdonald.
UBC's average charge for campus
room and board is third lowest among
nine Canadian universities.
In a statement on housing policy,
Dr. Macdonald said UBC would continue to operate campus residences
as a self-sustaining ancillary service,
paid for by students and faculty members living in them. UBC will also
continue to finance new housing projects by borrowing, as it has done
since 1960, because available money
for building is committed to academic
construction for the next five years.
786 BEDS ADDED
"The new Totem Park Residences
increase accommodation by 786 beds
for single students, providing 396
more beds for men and 372 more beds
for women," Dr. Macdonald said. "Our
total accommodation has reached
2,784 beds for single students, and 208
suites for married persons. In comparison, the University of Toronto has
accommodation for 2,604 students.
"Our average charge per student is
$568 for room and board for a seven-
month term. The national average
among nine Canadian universities is
$632. Only two of these universities
have lower average residence rates
than UBC. The University of Saskatchewan has an average of $497 but
only 613 beds. The University of Manitoba has a rate of $531 and 1,350 beds.
"With the completion of the Totem
Park Residences at an estimated final
cost of $5,682,000, we will reach a plateau in residences development from
which the future must be carefully
assessed.
"While no specific plans exist for
additional housing projects, it is evident that more accommodation will
be required to meet the needs of a
growing student body. As the centre
in this province for major graduate
and 'professional training, UBC must
also examine' the potential "housing
requirements of an increased proportion, as well as number, of graduate
and professional students.
RESIDENCE SPENDING
'There are also involved questions
of how much future housing projects
should be planned to expand our
capacity or to replace our first housing in former army huts."
Dr. Macdonald said that completion
of Totem Park Residences payments
will bring UBC spending on residences to $10,882,437.00
"Of this, $2,616,314.00 was provided
by gifts and grants; $935,991.00 from
the UBC Development Fund, earmarked for housing; $608,220.00 from
a provincial grant for women's residences; $1,072,103.00 from Canada
Council grants.
"The Council ceased to provide
grants for university residences in
1960 when the Federal Government
made long term borrowing through
Central  Mortgage  and  Housing  Cor-
in Providing
for Students
poration available for residences. We
have since been financing housing
through CMHC and through bank
loans, and will continue to do so unless some source of capital not now
visible appears in future. All the
building capital we anticipate until
1969 from provincial building grants
and from the 3 Universities Capital
Fund campaign is committed to our
$30 million academic building plan,
which must have priority over
housing."
Dr. Macdonald said that UBC borrowing for residences will total $7,-
304,325 when Totem payments are
completed, of which $426,209 has been
'repaid from housing revenues, leaving
$6,878,116 owing. Of the amount owing, $5,881,100 is in 50-year CMHC
borrowing at 5V4 percent, and $997,016
is in bank borrowing at 6 percent.
"We believe that self-sustaining
housing, operated in this manner, is
fairest to all students, and to the tax-
paying public," the president said.
"Each student has living costs somewhere. We provide room and board at
general cost on the campus. To provide these facilities for less would be
to subsidize students living on the
campus in a way those living off
campus are not subsidized.
PRIORITIES  ESTABLISHED
"Room and board provided at less
than cost is not a logical or effective
way to give financial help to students
who need it Other aids are available,
and they are being improved.
"Priorities other than financial need
must govern the allotment of residences when there are hundreds
more students applying than we can
accommodate. The most obvious priority must go to those living outside the
Greater Vancouver area, especially in
their early years at UBC.
"We must give priority to those
with higher academic standing because their promise is greater. Rea-
i br>. sonable priority must be given also
336 r to students who return to (jur r^si-
"c "  dences year after year."
Dr. Macdonald listed present housing and accommodation as follows:
• Youth Training Centre, Acadia
Camp and Fort Camp Dormitories,
861 beds for men: double room,
$472 for university year; single
room, $507.
• Acadia Dormitories, 161 beds for
women; double room, $472; single
room, $507.
• Fort Dormitories, 254 beds for
women, permanent accommodation:
double room, $525; single room,
$560.
• Lower Mall and Totem Park Residences, 791 beds for men: double
room, $595; single  room, $630.
• Lower Mall and Totem Park Residences, 717 beds for women: double
room, $595; single room, $630.
• Suites at Acadia, Fort, Wesbrook
Camp and Villa and Toronto Road
range from $40 to $105 a month,
depending upon grade and size of
accommodation.
Crucial Needs Set Out
By Three Universities
B.C.'s three public universities are taking up the challenge posed
by Dr. John B. Macdonald in his now-famous report "Higher Education in
British Columbia and a Plan for the Future," published in January, 1963.
The recommendations in the "Macdonald Report" as the document
has come to be known, were implemented by the provincial legislature
in a new Universities Act in 1963.
UBC, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Victoria have
now banded together in the "3 Universities Capital Fund" to raise $28
million for new construction in the next five years.
The provincial government has agreed to provide a total of $40.7
million for capital construction at the three public universities during
the same period.
While each enjoys academic independence, the three major universities are planning to stress development in faculties and schools which
have the heaviest enrolment and the most crucial need for facilities. Such
coordination avoids wasteful duplication.
UBC, for example, will direct its growth toward expansion of graduate and professional studies. While all three universities are also expanding faculties of arts, science, and education, Victoria and Simon
Fraser will stress these areas.
This action will take some of the undergraduate load off UBC and
allow expansion in graduate and professional studies.
The tables below set out the needs for each of the universities for
the period 1964-69.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Academic Buildings for Teaching and Research
Geology and Earth Sciences
Biological Sciences, Fisheries and Oceanography
Mathematics and Geography  	
Commerce and Social Sciences   	
Physical Education ___ „
Arts - Music  	
Buildings for Professional Schools
Forestry - Agriculture Complex	
Agricultural Field Development 	
Engineering 	
M eta 11 u rg y 	
$  125,000
6,000,000
50,000
2,538,000
250,000
$1,585,000   $11,448,000
Dentistry and Basic Medical Sciences
Social Work ._
$3,427,000
500,000
4,350,000
1,580,000
4,116,000
$  525,000   $14,498,000
Library,
Site Development and Services
$ 972,000   $    972,000
$2^42,000   $ 2,842,000
$29,760,000
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Academic Buildings for Teaching and Research
Biological and Life Sciences $1,000,000
Education (including arts) . .   2,900,000
Social Science Complex $2,100,000   $ 6,000,000
Residences and Student Centers
Residences and Food Services	
Administration and Student Services
Site Development and Services
$1,480,000
$ 700,000
$1,000,000
$ 2,180,000
$ 1,000,000
$ 9,180,000
SIMON FRASER UNIV^ITY
v Buildings for T—cfefwg wtd fteuetrwh    • •••■■
Science Complex . . ____£0£^ $7,500,000
Physical Education ■ ^ "<"''    1,600,000
Classrooms .  2,580,000
Teaching Theatre : _.      700,000
Academic Quad - Classrooms and Offices $6,800,000
Library
Site Development and Services
Central Mall Building
$5,000,000
$3,200,000
$2,380,000
$19,180,000
$ 5,000,000
$ 3,200,000
$ 2,380,000
$29,760,000
UBC  Reports
Volume 10, No. 5 — September-October, 1964. Authorized as second class mail by
the Post Office Department, Ottawa, and for payment of postage in cash. Published
by the University of British Columbia and distributed free of charge to friends
and graduates of the University. Material appearing herein may be reproduced
freely. Letters are welcome and should be addressed to The Information Office,
UBC, Vancouver 8, B.C. GIVEN TOP PRIORITY
Russian  Achievements  in  Education  Impress
(During August, President John B. Macdonald and a member of the UBC Board of
Governors, The Hon. Mr. Justice Nathan T.
Nemetz, visited the Universities of Zagreb and
Belgrade in Yugoslavia, and the University of
Moscow, in Russia. At the latter institution,
Dr. Macdonald and Mr. Justice Nemetz -were
the guests of Leonid Sedov, an academician, of
the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and professor of hydrodynamics at The University of
Moscow. What follows are Dr. Macdonald's
impressions of his visit.)
Two weeks spent in Russian cities is not a long
enough investigation to justify providing more than
my first impressions about higher education in the
Soviet   Union.
I believe what I saw, and that what I was told
was the truth, and nothing but the truth. Undoubtedly much that I missed due to my limited itinerary
(Moscow, Leningrad), the limited number of people
t met, and perhaps by not asking the right question, may be as important as What I learned.
The most striking thing about Russian education is the enthusiasm with which the people of all
walks of life have accepted the idea that education
should have the nation's top priority.
Everyone is interested in education in the Soviet
Union. In Moscow, 500,000 students are engaged in
studies beyond the high school level. At the University of Moscow, 30,000 are studying in the arts
and sciences.
A majority are in institutes that specialize: institutes for medicine, for engineering, for  law, for
foreign languages. Some institutes are very large.
The Institute of Aeronautics, for instance, has an
enrolment of 14,000.
The sciences are highly popular but the humanities do not appear to be neglected. Every student
must take courses in history, philosophy, economics
and a foreign language. Half of them chooose English as their foreign  language.
ENTHUSIASM REMARKABLE
Striking evidence of the interest in education is
the remarkable enthusiasm for reading.
There are bookstores everywhere, and invariably
they appeared crowded. The university has 119 bookstalls scattered around the campus. The huge Lenin
Library, one of the world's finest, serves 9,000 readers
a day. It increases its book collection by 500,000
volumes a year — comparable to adding the University of British Columbia's entire library each year.
The Lenin Library has 8,000,000 volumes in English —
a number that exceeds the total collection of the
famous Harvard Library.
People in Moscow and Leningrad display an avid
interest as well in art and history. The galleries and
museums are well attended. The superb Hermitage
Galleries in Leningrad, are crowded.
Russian students are lavishly supported financially by the state. Residence charges to 9,000 students
living at the University of Moscow range from $1.50
to $3 a month. The accommodation I inspected was
good — a private bathroom for every two students.
Meals are inexpensive, averaging about a dollar a
day. Three out of four students are paid stipends
and scholarships which have values as high as 78
rubles (about $85 American) a month. Admission
examinations are used to select the best students.
Only one to five out of 10 applicants (depending
on the subject) are admitted. But the failure rate,
once in the university, is very low.
The quality of education appears to vary. In
some fields, such as physics and mathematics, it appears to be excellent. I was less impressed with
activities in my own field, the biological sciences,
at the University of Moscow.
The University is generously supported. The annual operating budget is $3,300 per student or about
$100 million. In purchasing power that would be
more than three times the level of support to Canadian universities.
Professors are well paid — about 500 rubles a
month with administrative responsibilities. Living
quarters cost them perhaps 20 rubles a month.
LESSON FOR CANADA
The high priority given to education and the
dedicated support of people for education is based
on a genuine conviction that economic growth and
their goal of surpassing the West will depend on
their performance  in  education.
The Soviet accomplishment in education to date
is impressive. Our accomplishment in North America
could be more impressive, given the same support
and financial resources.
Advanced education in Canada must become a national goal. Our economy depends on it Our way
of life depends on it
Nothing could unify Canada more than a clear
and unequivocal national dedication to education.
It has meaning for the intellectual and the illiterates, for the businessman and the artist, for the
English-speaking and the French-speaking, for the
rich and poor — for every Canadian.
FIRST CLASS OF EIGHT ENROLS
After 13 Years: A Faculty of Dentistry
UBC'S FIRST CLASS of eight dental students was
all smiles during first meeting September 8 with
Dean S. Wah Leung, left Picked from a total of
65 applicants, the students will take three courses
in medicine and two in dentistry this year. Tenders
for a faculty of dentistry building will be called in
November, and the expected completion date is
1966. Students are, left to right,  Kenneth Tierney,
Conrad Reifel, Donald Lewis, Imre Rokus, Joseph
Baker, Michael Wells, Marvin Christianson, and
Richard Suen. — Vancouver Sun photo by Deni
Eagland.
UBC enrolled its first class September 8 in the
faculty of dentistry — 13 years after the first official
move to establish the faculty was made.
The eight B.C. students in the first class in dentistry were chosen from 65 ^applicants. Only 40 of
the 65 who applied were able-to meet the .minimum
requirements of entry into UBC's newest faculty and
the top eight were chosen after careful screening by
a faculty committee.
The first class is limited to eight students, Dean
S. Wah Leung said, because of space limitations in
the Medical Sciences buildings where the students
will take two years of pre-clinical training.
CLASSES WILL INCREASE TO 40
In 1966, when a $4 million dentistry and basic
medical services complex is completed as part of the
P. A. Woodward Health Sciences Center, entering
classes will be increased to 40 students, Dean Leung
said. Tenders for the building will be called in
November.
The first students will this year take three courses
in the faculty of medicine in anatomy, biochemistry,
and physiology, and two courses in dentistry in oral
biology and restorative dentistry.
Despite the fact that dentists can expect to earn
relatively high incomes — average income for B.C.
dentists is $14,000 per year — it is not this factor
which draws students into the field, Dean Leung said.
The most common reason given by applicants, the
dean said, is a combination of manual dexterity and
a desire to work with people.
Another development which will take place in
the faculty when their building is complete, Dean
Leung said, is a program for training dental hygien-
ists.
COMMITTEE NAMED IN 1951
Here are the moves which led to establishment
of the faculty:
MAY, 1951 — Former President N. A. M. MacKenzie appoints a committee to explore the factors
involved in establishing a dental faculty.
The committee reports on May 9, 1952 that "the
general development of Canada and the position that
this University occupies in Canadian education leads
to the conclusion that a Faculty of Dentistry should
be considered in the future plans of the University."
DECEMBER, 1953 — Committee for a Proposed
Faculty of Dentistry is reconstituted. In its report
submitted in May, 1954, the Committee recommends,
among other things, that UBC and the provincial
government "give consideration to the early establishment of a Faculty of Dentistry at this University,"
and that a consultant in dental teaching be employed
to plan the details of a Health Sciences building in
conjunction with the faculty of medicine and the
committee.
JUNE, 1955 — Dr. John B. Macdonald, now UBC's
U.B.C.   REPORTS
VOLUME 10, No. 5
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER,  1964
president and then director of the division of dental
research in the University of Toronto's faculty of
dentistry, is named Consultant on Dental Education
to UBC, and begins his province-wide survey.
MAY, 1956 — Dr. Macdonald's report entitled "A
Prospectus on Dental Education," is released. In it
he recommends the early establishment of a dental
faculty at UBC with an annual graduating class of
40 dentists and 20 dental hygienists.
Pointing out that there is an acute shortage of
dentists in rural B.C. and the average annual increase is not enough to cope with the annual population increase, Dr. Macdonald says B.C. "requires a
dental school immediately to remedy the present
emergency and to cope with future growth."
EARLIER REPORT UPDATED
FEBRUARY, 1962 — B.C.'s College of Dental
Surgeons releases a report completed in 1961 by Dr.
Macdonald entitled "Dental Education in British
Columbia." The report, an up-to-date revision of
the earlier 1956 report recommends the immediate
appointment of a dean and enrolment of the first
class of students in September, 1963.
JULY, 1962 — President Macdonald announces
the appointment of Dr. S. Wah Leung as dean of the
faculty\of dentistry. Dr. Leung was professor of oral
biology] in the school of dentistry in the University
of California at Los Angeles at the time of his appointment
SEPTEMBER, 1964 — First class of eight students
enrols in UBC's faculty of dentistry.
■■■^'"■■' FINISHING TOUCHES are being put on the exterior of
the $953,000 Woodward Library which opened its doors to
students in medicine, dentistry and science early in September. The building, which will serve the planned P. A.
Woodward   Health   Sciences   Center,   opened   with   55,000
$953,000 BUILDING OPENS
volumes and will eventually house 100,000 books. Air conditioning in the building ensures that rare medical and
scientific works, housed in a special room, will be preserved. Architects were Thompson, Berwick and Pratt.
UBC Extension photo.
Library Air Conditions Rare Books
The first fully air conditioned building at the University of British
Columbia is now in operation.
But the carefully controlled humidity is not primarily intended for the
comfort of faculty and students who
are Using the new $953,000 Woodward
Library.
It is intended to provide ideal conditions for the 55,000 volumes of biomedical and kindred literature from
the shelves of the main UBC library
with which the Woodward library
opens.
SPECIALIZED LIBRARIES
The new library is the first major
specialized library at UBC, though it
operates as part of UBC Library Services, and the beginning of a trend
to specialized libraries.
The Woodward Library was made
possible by a $440,000 gift from Mr.
P. A. Woodward. It will serve the
$18 million teaching and research
centre at UBC to which Mr. Woodward contributed an initiating $3.5
million and which will be known as
the P. A. Woodward Health Sciences
Center.
The Woodward Library will house
material   to be  used   by  students   in
medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, biology, botany, and zoology. Its
present three floors have an ultimate
capacity for more than 100,000 volumes, and provision has been made
to add a fourth floor if necessary.
MEMORIAL ROOM
Highlight of the Woodward Library
is the two-storey Charles Woodward
Memorial Room, named for Mr. P. A.
Woodward's father and dedicated to
the pioneer physicians of British Columbia. A large copper plaque of Mr.
Woodward, senior, appears on the
fireplace flanked by plaques bearing
the names of pioneer physicians.
A stained oak balcony circles the
upper section of the room. Here will
be housed the Woodward Library's
collection of rare books on medicine
and the natural sciences. The $75,000
collection of about 500 books will be
kept in locked glass-fronted shelves.
The area is available only by passing through an office and obtaining
permission to enter. Core, of the rare
book collection is the collection of Dr.
Chancey Leake of San Francisco, purchased with a $50,000 gift from Mr.
Woodward. On the main floor of the
Charles   Woodward   Memorial   Room
will be the library's medical history
collection.
The library's 20,000 general volumes,
or monographs, are on shelves on the
basement floor. On the first floor is
the check out and check in desk and
— completely walled off for quiet —
shelves that hold more than 2,000 periodicals, ranging from weeklies to
quarterlies, to which the library subscribes.
Current issues are readily accessible on sloping display racks, while
recent issues are on shelves below.
As each periodical completes a volume, it is bound and put on a shelf
on the third floor. The library will
feature single study desks rather than
large tables for students, study carrel Is, a typing room and other specialized rooms of this kind.
OPEN TO ALL
The library is intended mainly for
graduate students, but will be open
to all requiring its material, and to
the medical profession through the
B.C. Medical Library Service. The
UBC faculty of medicine will maintain its present 10,000 working clinical
collection at Vancouver General Hospital.
New Complex
for two
Faculties
UBC's faculties of forestry and agriculture will integrate teaching facilities in a new $3,427,000 building complex to dominate a new main entrance
to the campus.
The building, to be completed in
September, 1966, will dominate the
southern part of a circular campus
road. It will connect with an extension of Sixteenth Avenue terminating
at the south end of the campus.
The building now being designed by
McCarter, Nairne and Partners, is the
culmination often years of discussions
and joint studies by the faculties of
forestry and agriculture, and is aimed
at achieving a large degree of inte-
gratedyteaching in these closely allied
fields.
NEW ACADEMIC APPROACH
Dean G. Neil Perry, UBC's vice
president, has also announced an intensified and fresh academic approach
to forestry, to take full advantage of
the advances being made in related
fields  such  as chemistry.
Dean Perry said: "The complex will
serve British Columbia's two great renewable resources, where combined
production may surpass a billion dollars a year by the time the new building opens."
A feature will be a specialized technical library of 35,000 volumes operated by UBC librarians and open for
use by industries and government
laboratories engaged in forestry and
agriculture.
The two faculties will share the use
of one-third of all facilities in the
Forestry-Agriculture Complex. It will
accommodate an anticipated doubling
of forestry and agriculture students
from 347 to 700 during the next five
years.
It will unite in one building facilities now scattered through 16 makeshift buildings, eliminating many
problems of liaison and administration
within faculties and between them, as
well as overcrowding.
SHARED FACILITIES
Joint use of new facilities will allow
lecture rooms to be used 70 per cent
of the time. The two faculties will
share a 150-seat joint lecture room,
equipped with the latest audio-visual
aids, as well as lecture rooms for 90,
70 and 50 students, multi-use laboratories, and student common rooms.
The Foresty- Agriculture Complex
will be of courtyard design and, appropriately, B.C. forest products Will
be given the widest possible use and
display in its construction. It is one
of the buildings to which public contributions will be sought in the 3 Universities Capital  Fund campaign.
UBC's 64 Homecoming Features New Events
Here's a complete list of events scheduled for
UBC's 1964 Homecoming.
* • *
OCTOBER 19 — Lecture in the Frederic
Wood Theatre at 8:15 p.m. by Prof. J. D. B.
Miller, bead of the international relations
department of the Australian National University, Canberra. Topic: "Australia looks
at Southed**-Asia."
* • •
OCTOBER 20 — "Has the Family a Future?", a panel discussion in the Frederic
Wood Theatre at 8:15 p.m. Canon David
Somerville, Anglican College, will moderate,
and panellists are UBC Dean of Women
Helen McCrae; Miss Margaret Gourlay,
City of Vancouver Welfare director; Vancouver Sun columnist Jack Wasserman, and
Rev. Ray Goodall, 6th Ave. United Church,
New Westminster. Coffee in the Faculty
Club at 25 cents per person following.
* * •
OCTOBER 21 — Touring Japanese University Symphony band concert at 8 p.m. in the
auditorium. Tickets available from the
Alumni office; children under 12 free, students 50 cents, adults 75 cents.
* *        •
OCTOBER 22 — Fashion show in the auditorium at 8 p.m. sponsored by the Vancouver Pan - Hellenic Alumni Association.
Models will show old and new fashions. Tickets: $1.75 and $1.50 for students available
through the Alumni Association or evenings
at 263-3913 . . . Student pepmeet in the War
Memorial Gym at 12:30 p.m. featuring folk
singer Lou Gottlieb. Admission 25 cents at
the door . . . second annual Homecoming
bonspiel begins in the Winter Sports Center
and continues until the 25th. $20 per rink
fee includes luncheon tickets. Reservations
must be made through the Alumni office.
• • •
OCTOBER 23 — Basketball jamboree in the
War Memorial Gym: 6:15-7:30 p.m. —
youngsters jamboree games for ages 7-15,
followed by round robin old-timers' jamboree, followed by Grads vs. Thunderbirds
at 9:15 p.m. Those wishing to participate or
have their children do so should call the
UBC athletic office or Nev Munro, 684-0521.
• * •
OCTOBER 24 — Homecoming parade
through downtown Vancouver at 10 a.m.. ..
Luncheon-reception in the Thea Koerner
Graduate Students' Center 11:30 a.m. -1:30
p.m. Bar available before buffet luncheon.
Tickets: $1.25 obtainable from Alumni office.
Reservations should be made in advance . . .
U.B.C.   REPORTS
VOLUME 10, No. 5
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER, 1964
Football in the UBC stadium at 2 p.m. UBC
vs. University of Southern Oregon. Reserve
seats are $1.50 and general admission $1.
Tickets from UBC athletic office or stadium
box office . . . Tours of the UBC campus in
the afternoon. No charge except for coffee
in the graduate center after tour ... Bulk of
class reunions in the evening at various
campus locations. Some reunions may be
held on the 23rd, and graduates of these
years will be notified by mail. Nursing and
home ec. grads of 1954 will reunite on the
17th. Caterers need guarantees for these
events and reservations should be made in
advance . . . Homecoming ball at the Commodore at 9 p.m. complete with bar and
floor show. Tickets at $3 per person or $2.50
if purchased with reunion ticket Ticket
reservations to be made with Alumni office,
table reservations with Commodore ... Students' Homecoming dance in the UBC
armoury and fieldhouse at 9 p.m. featuring
the Rooftop singers. Tickets at $3.50 per
couple through AMS office.
• • *
OCTOBER 25 — Hockey jamboree and
family skating at the Winter Sports Center.
Minor hockey jamboree (sons of alumni)
followed by Grads vs. UBC Thunderbirds,
followed by public skating. Children free
when accompanied by adults. Information
available from the UBC athletic office and
Alumni Association.

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