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A four-day academic symposium which will stress the
continuing importance of the
humanities in higher education will be held at the University as part of the celebrations marking the provincial
centenary and UBC's golden
Honourary degree recipients
and Commonwealth university
heads will take part in the symposium from September 23 to 26.
Sessions will be held in Brock
Hall, the Armoury and the War
Memorial Gymnasium.
Public addresses are as follows;
8:30 p.m.—Address in Brock Hall
by  Roy Daniells,  head  of the
department of English, UBC.
2:30 p.m.—Special     Congregation
in   the  Armoury.   Address   by
The     Right    Rev.     Monsignor
Irenee   Lussier,   rector   of   the
University  of Montreal.
8:30 p.m.—Address in Brock Hall
by  W.  C.  Costin,  president  of
St.    John's     College,    Oxford.
Title:   "Education  in   the   Welfare  State."
2:30 p.m.—Special     Congregation
in   the   Armoury.    Address   by
Sir Hector Hetherington, vice-
chancellor and principal of the
University of Glasgow.
12:30 p.m.—Address   in   the   War
Memorial Gymnasium by Rhys
Carpenter,   professor   emeritus
of  classical  archaeology,  Bryn
Mawr    College.     Title:     "The
Future  of the Humanities."
A highlight of the  Symposium
will be a formal banquet at 7:30
p.m. in Brock Hall on September
25  following   Congregation  ceremonies.
Toasts will be proposed by The
Honourable Lester B. Pearson,
leader of the federal opposition;
The Honourable Sherwood Lett,
chief justice of B.C.'s Supreme
Court and UBC's retiring chancellor; Chancellor A. E. Grauer,
and The Honourable Brooke
Claxton, chairman of the Canada
The Right Honourable John
Diefenbaker, prime minister of
Canada, will reply to the toast
to Canada.
UBC Teachers
Delegates to
USSR Congress
Three members of the department of Slavonic studies comprise Canada's delegation to the
fourth International Congress of
Slavists being held in Moscow
under sponsorship of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR
September 1 to 10.
This is the first time a Canadian delegation has participated
in an international congress of
Dr. James O. St. Clair-Sobell,
head of the department, upon personal invitation from the USSR
Academy of Scienoes, heads the
group which also includes Professor Alex W. Wainman and Dr.
Cyril Bryner.
Before joining his colleagues in
Moscow, Dr. Sobell attended the
School of Slavonic and East European Studies of the University of
London and also visited Cambridge University and Prague
University, a leading centre in
Europe for Slavonic studies.
Volume 4, No. 6
September, 1958
PREMIER W. A. C. BENNETT will officiary open UBC's new $2 million Buchanan Building
following special Congregation ceremonies in the Armoury on September 25. The building,
which has a total seating capacity of nearly 3000, took 16 months to build and is named for
the late dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, Daniel Buchanan. Situated next to the Women's gymnasium the two wings of the building enclose a court which overlooks Howe Sound
to the north.
Something for the Mind'
Theme of '58 Homecoming
UBC's Alumni Association will
aim at giving returning graduates "something for the mind"
during Homecoming celebrations November 14 and 15.
Graduates will be able to attend one of three lecture-discussion  groups  which  will  meet  to
discuss new developments and
explain research being done in
their chosen fields at the University. Discussion periods will
follow lectures which will be
held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on
November 15.
Homecoming   will   get   under-
John Haar, a former assistant
director of the extension department, has been named director
of the UBC Alumni Association
for one year.
Mr. Haar replaces Arthur
Sager, who has been granted a
year's leave of absence to do
post-graduate work at • Oxford
University,  England.
Announcing the changes, J.
Norman Hylahd, president of the
UBC Alumni Association, said he
felt sure that Mr. Sager's studies
in England would prove valuable to the university and the
association on his return.
"We are extremely pleased,"
he added, "to have obtained the
services of Mr. Haar for the
coming year."
Until recently, Mr. Haar was
assistant director of the Banff
named   alumni   director
Institute Names   Six  Lecturers
Vancouver Institute officials
have named six speakers who
will lecture during the fall at
Saturday night meetings in
UBC's Physics building.
Dates and speakers are as follows:
Oct. 18—Margaret Read, British   anthropologist  and  educator.
Nov. 8—Ethel Wilson, leading
B.C. novelist.
Nov. 15—Prof. F. H. Soward,
head of the  department  of  his
tory, will give his annual international review.
Nov. 22.—Prof. J. O. St. Clair-
Sobell, Prof. Alex Wainman and
Dr. Cyril Bryner will discuss
their trip to Russia.
Dec. 6—Nicholas Goldschmidt,
artistic director of the Vancouver International Festival will
discuss the 1959 Festival.
Dec. 13—Willard Ireland, - provincial archivist on "Looking
Backward in 1958."
way on November 14 at 8 p.m.
with the traditional Graduates
vs. 1958 Thunderbirds basketball
game in the War Memorial Gymnasium.
Homecoming graduates will be
able to register from 9 a.m. to
6 p.m. on November 15.
Graduates will be able to meet
their former professors from 9
to 9:45 a.m. at faculty coffee
parties which will be followed
by the lecture-discussion meetings.
The annual alumni luncheon
in Brock Hall at 12 noon will be
followed by an alumni parade
to the football stadium where
the Thunderbirds meet Central
Washington College at 1:45 p.m.
From 4 to 6 p.m. graduates
will be able to tour the campus
by jitney to see new campus developments.
Special reunions and dinners
for the classes of '28, '33, '38, '43
and '48 will be held on the campus beginning at 6 p.m. There
will also be a dinner for non-
class graduates.
Homecoming celebrations will
be capped by an Alumni Ball in
Brock Hall from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
which will feature the band of
Mart Kenny and his Western
Chairman of the Alumni
Homecoming Committee is
Harry Franklin, class of '49, assisted by Mrs. G. G. Henderson,
class of '31.
"The fact that UBC was granted its charter just 50 years ago
makes 1958 Homecoming a special occasion," Franklin said.
"We are looking forward to a
substantial turnout of graduates."
Two special congregations
honouring Canadian public
figures and academic leaders
from the Commonwealth and
the United States will be held
in the War Memorial Gymnasium on September 24 and 25
to mark the B.C. Centennial
and University's golden jubilee.
Those who will receive honorary doctor of laws degrees on
September 25 are: the official
Visitor to the University, the
Honourable Frank M. Ross, lieutenant-governor of B.C.; the Honourable W. A. C. Bennett, premier
of B.C.; the Prime Minister of
Canada, the Honourable John
Diefenbaker; the leader of the
Opposition, the Honourable Lester B. Pearson; and the leader of
the CCF party, Mr. M. J. Cold-
On September 24 the heads of
three Commonwealth universities
will be honoured. They are Sir
Hector Hetherington, vice-president and principal of Glasgow
University; Dr. D. W. Logan, vice-
principal of the University oi
London; and the Right Reverend
Monsignor I. Lussier, vice-rector
of the University of Montreal.
Others who will receive honorary degrees on September 24 are:
Dr. Harold Dodds, former president of Princeton University; Dr.
T. H. Matthews, secretary of the
National Conference of Canadian
Universities and former registrar
of McGill; Dr. Robert Sproule.
who will retire as president of the
University of California this year;
Brooke Claxton, chairman of the
Canada Council; and W. S. Cos-
tin, president of St. John's College,  Oxford.
The Commonwealth University
heads will come to Vancouver
following meetings of the Congress of Commonwealth Universities in Montreal and Toronto
from September 1 to 6. The Congress is meeting outside the
United Kingdom for the first time
in its history this year.
Congregation addresses will be
given by Sir Hector Hetherington
on September 24, and by Monsignor Lussier on September 25.
On the second day of Congregation Premier W. A. C. Bennett
will officially open UBC's new $2
million Buchanan Building,
named for Dean Daniel Buchanan,
the late dean of the Faculty of
Arts and Science.
Medical Centre
Report Awaited
Plans for a proposed medical
centre at UBC should be in the
hands of the Board of Governors
by late September.
The provincial government has
promised to give sympathetic
consideration to the creation.
of such a centre after the university has prepared the necessary data on capital costs and
operating expenses.
A report on UBC's requirements is being prepared by J. A.
Hamilton and Associates of Minneapolis. The hospital would
provide teaching and service
facilities for the faculty of medicine. U.B.C. REPORTS
September, 1958
VOLUME 4, No. 6 VANCOUVER  8,   B.C.
JAMES A. BANHAM, editor LAREE   SPRAY   HEIDE,   assistant
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa. Published by the University of
British Columbia and distributed free of charge to friends and graduates of the University. Permission   is   granted   for   the   material   appearing herein to be reprinted freely.
Community Service And Public Relations
A New Role for Alumni
UBC's Alumni Association sent a representative to the annual convention of
the American Alumni Council which was
held during June in Lake Placid, New
York. The conference was attended by
1000 representatives from colleges and
universities throughout North America.
According to the report of UBC's representative the question most discussed
at the meeting, in both the formal and informal sessions, was: "What is the future
of the Alumni Association?" The concensus was that the future lay in serving
higher education generally and in extending the services of alumni associations to
the community at large.
The report serves to confirm that the
quickening interest on the part of UBC
Alumni in education generally is not an
isolated phenomenon but an international
movement which has great potentialities.
The activities of most alumni associations have, in the past, been characterized
by one or two limited functions—the sponsorship of homecoming activities and fund
raising. UBC's alumni responded generously to the recent appeal for building
funds and the University, through its Extension Department, is anxious to expand
its activities and be of greater service to
the province.
On very limited resources our Exten-
UBC Created Festival Climate
"lo:: Department has done much in the
past 21 years to promote adult education
throughout B.C. Much remains to be
clone, especially in the remoter regions of
he province which to some extent remain
isolated from the University.
If graduates and friends are genuinely
interested in serving higher education in
B.C. they can do so by making their
needs known to the University and co-operating with the Extension Department by
assisting them locally.
The tentative program for Homecoming which was announced recently reveals
that the Association is aware that graduates require "something for the mind," as
well as for the stomach. This year for the
first time alumni will be invited to participate in lecture-discussion meetings
which will be designed to bring them up-
to-date on the latest developments in their
chosen fields. They will also hear of the
research which is being carried out at
the University.
There appears to he no limit to the
contribution which the Association can
make in the fields of community service
and public relations. It is to be hoped
that graduates will vigorously pursue
their new-found projects and communi
cate to others the educational process
which stirred their minds and influenced
their lives as undergraduates.
Choice for Education
Is Clear and Simple
It is "convenient self-delusion" to say that our society
cannot afford to spend more on education, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, president of the University of B.C., says in his annual
report issued recently.
The report, which is entitled "Education in a Satellite
World," discusses the Soviet achievement in launching earth
satellites and considers some of the implications for Canada's
schools and universities.
Increased Financial Aid Needed
The Russian advances in science and technology are the result of directing a substantial
part of the country's economy,
materials and manpower into
education and into scientific research and development, President MacKenzie says.
He adds: "The magnificent indexing, abstracting and translation facilities, for example, are
services which our governments,
or our industries, could have set
up, quite independent of our educational system."
There is no necessity for an
unconsidered abandonment of
our own system and its values,
the president continues. The
Soviets  are  not  ahead of us in
all branches of science but they
will overtake us soon, "unless we
discover the respect for knowledge that we once had, and unless we put considerably more
money into education than we do
Dr. MacKenzie says he agrees
with those who have interpreted
the Russian successes as meaning ,
that we must give more of our
young people a more thorough
education than we have been
Our own scholars and scientists
warned us of the Russian advances, he says. "If anyone was
surprised," he adds, "he reveals a
lack of knowledge of, and respect
for, our own scholars."
Public, Government Responsible
Another successful Summer session—
the most extensive in the University's
history—has ended. Its success was due,
in large measure, to the expanded Summer School of the Arts and its close connection with the First Vancouver Inter-
National Festival, which will continue for
many years to come.
Events such as the Vancouver Festival do not spring from a vacuum or come
into being overnight. They are carefully
nurtured from small beginnings and culminate only after years of careful preparation. . The Vancouver Festival grew,
in large measure, out of the summer activities of the University and the perseverance of people such as Dorothy Somerset, Nicholas Goldschmidt and Dean Geof
frey C. Andrew, to name only a few. The
University's part has been to establish a
climate in which a festival could flourish
and grow.
Many of the artists who participated
in this year's Festival came to the campus to lecture and several festival events
were staged at UBC. The Extension Department, which sponsors the Summer
School of the Arts, is planning to make
even greater use of Festival artists next
It should be a source of pride to everyone who has contributed to our Summer
School of the Arts that they have had a
hand in making Vancouver one of the
cultural centres of North America.
THOSE INTERESTED in better Canadian
writing will welcome the University of British
Columbia's steps in that field. Its English department will launch a major course in creative writing next fall, the first ever to be offered by a
Canadian university, and as a result, UBC's writing program will be the most extensive in Canada.
Although there is need always for creative writing, it is an expanding demand now, due to the
requirements of such relatively new media as
radio and television. ... It is fitting that the
University of British Columbia will introduce this
course in its centennial year. Undoubtedly, the
course in creative writing will be remembered
and continue to bear fruit long after the celebrations of the anniversary year are forgotten.
—Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sask., June 24,1958.
HAVING. JOINED the chorus of criticism
against our American cousins from time to time,
it gives us pleasure to be able to record praise
for U.S. generosity in a field for the most part
In the recently published lists of grants to the
University of British Columbia we discovered,
cropping up again and again, the names of American companies or individuals.   .   .   .
United States citizens and foundations are not
alone in sending grants to our university. Gifts
have been received from Germany, South Africa,
Brazil, British Honduras and other countries now
called home by ex-students of University of
British Columbia.
.   The U.S., however, does appear to head the
list of donors from beyond our borders.
All this is worthy of note for several reasons,
one of which is the fact that not only is education of international concern, but that our universities  serve  humanity at large.
We sometimes fail to realize that UBC has
many students on its campus from other lands,
just as we have possibly failed to realize in the
past that other countries contribute to the work
being done on our Pacific coast.
Possibly if we could become more aware of
these facts, our own contributions to UBC would
swell accordingly.
—The Penticton Herald.
THE UNIVERSITY of British Columbia's eight
the spectacular crew which stroked its way to
victory in Vancouver four years ago and finished
a heart-breaking second in the last Olympic
Games, has repeated its Empire and Commonwealth triumph  in Wales  .  .  .
Once again the blue-and-gold of British Columbia flies high on the mast—the best eight in
the Commonwealth and one of the best in the
This is a distinction which the students at
Point Grey have won by unremitting effort. They
have worked to make a first-class crew. They
have enjoyed first class coaching. They have
denied themselves a lot of social life in perfecting their performances.
As they receive the salutes of Canada and
other countries, the Victoria Times joins in the
tribute—a cheer not only for young men of great
athletic ability but for young men with the fortitude to forego a lot of casual fun in their successful campaign to stay at the top of the rowing
world. —Victoria Times, July 23, 1958.
The president says he was particularly dismayed by the reaction that attempted to find a
scapegoat by blaming the weaknesses of our educational system
on teacher training institutions.
"Democratic societie s," he
writes, "get the schools, teachers
and systems of education they
want and deserve. We have for
years underpaid, undertrained
and overworked our teachers.
Teachers who were 'too well-
qualified' found it difficult to get
jobs because school boards,
backed by the public, did not
want to pay the extra salary deserved by extra training."
If anyone is responsible for our
failure to keep up with the Russians in education, the president
continues, it is the public and the
various levels of government.
The deficiencies of our educational system are those of our society
and if we wish to change education we must change ourselves,
he  adds.
The   College   of   Education   at
president admits. "No one is
more aware of its deficiencies—
forced on it by society—than its
own faculty, but I am tired of
hearing educationalists made the
scapegoats for all the sins of the
Commenting on one other reaction to Sputnik, President MacKenzie says it has been suggested
that our children should start
school and specialize earlier and
receive corporal punishent. It has
also been suggested that the so-
called "frill" courses, such as
music, painting, arts and crafts,
should be stopped, and that the
proportion of students who go to
high school and university should
be reduced.
The president says he doubts
if these panaceas would work
and adds, "Let no one attempt to
impose them on us by appealing
to the example of the Soviet
Union," where, he points out,
children spend a good deal of
their time on "frill" courses, specialize later than our students,
and do not receive corporal pun-
UBC is by no means perfect, the I ishment.
Soviet System Differs from Ours
The reasons for Russian sue
cesses are not in any way mysterious, the president maintains.
"On the contrary, they are so
brutally simple that I can only
explain anyone's failure to grasp
them by assuming that he does
not want to grasp them, that he
will not face the implications."
The Soviet system differs from
ours in four ways, the president
1. Soviet Russia has put a far
greater proportion of its econo.ny
into education than we have
2. In the Soviet Union success
in education is rewarded very
3. Education is res p e c t e d
throughout Soviet society.
4. The Soviet attitude toward
hard work differs from our own.
Citing an American government report entitled "Education
in Russia," issued last year, Dr.
MacKenzie says the teacher pupil
ratio in Russia improved from 33
to one in 1927-28 to 17 to one in
1955-56. In B.C. it is now more
than 30 to one, and while teachers in Soviet secondary schools
teach 18 hours per week our
secondary   school   teachers   fre
quently teach 30 hours per week.
Turning to future needs. President MacKenzie says, "It is estimated that we will produce only
one-twentieth of the scientists
and technologists needed in the
next ten years. "To get the students we need," he adds, "at the
level of attainment we need, we
should have more, better and
harder science courses in the
When people say they cannot
afford more for education, President MacKenzie writes, they
mean that they value some other
things more, and that they choose
to spend their money on other
He adds: "To say that we cannot afford more for education—in
a country with one of the highest
standards of living in the world—
is just not true."
At this point in our history the
choice as far as education is concerned is clear and simple, the
president contends. Do we allow
ourselves to drop behind other
more dedicated nations or not?
And if we are prepared to drop
behind, are we willing to see the
demands of our own economy go
unmet? September, 1958
Faculty Activities
Dean Patterson Leaves
for Post at Vanderbilt
DR. JOHN W. PATTERSON, dean of medicine at the
University of B.C. since June, 1956, has resigned to become
director of medical affairs and dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie^"
said   the   university  had  learned
of Dr. Patterson's^ resignation
"with great regret." He added:
"Dean Patterson is an able scientist and authority in the field
of medical education, and we will
all miss the drive and energy
that he has shown in meeting the
problems of a new medical faculty and in trying to overcome
them. We will also greatly miss
the Dean and Mrs. Patterson as
frienc's and colleagues, for it has
been a pleasure to work with
them, and they have made many
friends in the few years that
they have  been  here."
• • •
DR. BLAIR NEATBY, department of history, has been named
to succeed the late Dr. Robert
Macgregor-Dawson as biographer
of the late Prime Minister Mackenzie King.
Native of Renown, Sask., Dr.
Neatby had worked with Dr.
Dawson on the three-volume biography since Spring at Laurier
House, Mackenzie King's former
residence  in  Ottawa.
• • •
PROF. L. W. SHEMILT, department of chemical engineering, was elected to the Chemical
Institute of Canada board of
directors at their recent annual
meeting in Toronto.
At present serving a term as
councillor for the B.C. region,
Dr. Shemilt will serve as a director for three years. He has
been active in the Chemical Institute of Canada and in its
chemical engineering division.
The Chemical Institute of Canada represents the profession of
chemistry and chemical engineering in Canada and has a membership of over 6,000.
• * •
of the department of medicine,
has been appointed to the Sir
Arthur Sims Commonwealth Travelling Professorship for 1959. He
will teach at various medical
centres in Great Britain and Africa during the summer and early
• • •
DR. R. D. JAMES, head of the
mathematics department, has
completed an active summer program during which he attended
the International Congress of
Mathematics at Edinburgh as a
delegate of UBC.
At the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology he attended meetings of the Mathematical Association of America as an executive
committee member and as editor-
in-chief of the American  Mathe-
Development Fund
Books Still Open
Belated gifts are still reaching
the UBC Development Fund and
are still welcome since they are
eligible for the provincial government matching grants.
"We are keeping the books
open so those who were missed in
the campaign may still participate in the knowledge that their
contribution will be matched,"
says Aubrey F. Roberts, director
of the development fund.
The fund has reached a total
of $8,360,418 and it is hoped that
additional contributions will boost
it to the eight and a half million
mark by early fall.
matical Monthly, as well as meetings of the American Mathematical Society.
• • •
MARJORIE V. SMITH, supervisor, family life and group development service for the extension department, made a two-
month tour the past summer on a
grant from the Canadian Association  for  Adult Education.
She investigated programs in
the areas of family life education, pre-school education, education on aging and group development. Centres visited included
educational groups in connection
with the San Francisco public
schools, Baltimore public schools,
University of the State of New
York. University of Michigan,
University of Maryland, Montreal
and Toronto.
Three weeks of the tour were
spent at the summer course in
group development at Bethel,
Maine. Miss Smith reports that
she had a profitable experience
in meeting other educators in related fields.
• • •
director of the school of architecture, has been elected to fellowship in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He attended the investiture ceremonies
held during the 51st annual assembly of the institute in Montreal last June.
• *        •
PROF. W. S. HOAR, department of zoology, has been
awarded a $5,000.00 Guggenheim
Fellowship for advanced study at
Oxford University, England.
Dr. Hoar, who is a leading expert on animal behaviour, will do
research in the laboratory of Dr.
Nico Tinberger. an expert in the
study of the physiology and behaviour of young fish.
In addition to the Guggenheim
Fellowship, Dr. Hoar has received
a $2,000 travel grant from the
Nuffield Foundation.
•       •       •
WALTON J. ANDERSON, professor and chairman of the department of agricultural economics, addressed the 10th International Conference of Agricultural
Economics in Mysore, India, August 24 to September 4. Prof. Anderson, who is chairman of the
Canadian Council for the conference presented a paper on Marketing, Communications and
Transport during the third session covering national and international action.
The University's committee on
art has resolved a five-week deadlock which resulted when the
judges of UBC's outdoor sculpture display couldn't make up
their minds.
The judges asked the committee to decide between "Madonna
of the Cedars," by Victoria sculptor Alfred Carlsen and "Birdies,"
by Vancouver artist .Robert Clothier.
The committee finally decided
that' Mr. Carlsen's work should
receive the $600 prize put up by
the University. The committee
declined to give reasons for their
Which piece would you have
chosen? Readers are invited to
write to the editor of "UBC
Reports" stating which piece they
prefer and giving reasons for
their choice.
. by Robert Clothier
... by Alfred  Carlsen
McGill Redmen Here for
Churchill Cup Contest
UBC will attempt to capture
the elusive Churchill Trophy September 20 when they open the
1958 football season against McGill Redmen at Varsity Stadium
at 2 p.m.
The game marks the sixth time
UBC has taken on an eastern
Canadian University in an attempt to bring home the trophy
which was first put for competition in 1953. Closest UBC ever
came to winning was in 1954 when
they played a scoreless tie with
Director Named for
International House
Albert Cox of UBC's personnel and counselling services
has been named executive director of International House.
The appointment was made by the board of governors of the
University of B.C. on the recommendation of the board of
directors of International House.
Mr. Cox received his B.A. from<§	
UBC   in   1948   and   his   M.A.   in   done  post-graduate  work  in  the
psychology from Toronto in 1950.
He has since been a counsellor
and a lecturer in the department
of psychology.
Miss Jane Rule, a graduate of
Mills College, California, who has
University of London, England,
has been appointed assistant to
the director.
A varied career in group organizational activities includes her
work with the YMCA and at
Grace and Favour House, St.
Catherines in Windsor Great
Park, a hostel for university staff
and graduates of all nations,
where Miss Rule planned discussion seminars. She has also been
assisting in the course in remedial reading for foreign students.
Mrs. R. C. Harris, chairman of
the board of directors of International House, was the recent
recipient of a cheque for $1,286.11
presented at a luncheon by M.
Louis de Laigue, dean of the Vancouver Consular Corps on behalf
of his colleagues. The money has
been placed in the UBC Develop-
McGill at UBC.
Proceeds from the event will
be turned over to the Canadian
Paraplegic Association. The men's
athletic committee at UBC will
sponsor the 1958 contest and has
established a Churchill Games
Committee under Dean A. W.
Co-operating with the committee will be the B.C. division of
the Canadian Paraplegic Association headed by Dr. J. Cluff.
At half-time UBC and McGill
runners will compete in a mile
relay race with four runners each
running a quarter mile. An MAC
spokesman said that other athletic events will be added to the
program in future years so that
the annual event will become
known as the Churchill games.
Other half-time entertainment
will consist of music from the
McGill revue "My Fair Lady,"
and a wheelchair race between
Vancouver sportswriters and
Tickets for the reserved section
of the stadium grandstand, at $2
and $1.50, are available at Hick's
ticket bureau, the UBC Alumni
office and the athletic office in
the War Memorial Gymnasium.
Conference Report
Rev. H. F. Woodhouse, principal of Anglican College, who attended the recent Lambeth Conference in London, England, will
report on the conference in a
special   broadcast  on   the   CBC'S
ment Fund, earmarked for house i trans-Canada   network   on   Sept.
furnishings. , 9 following the 7 p.m. news.
New Aid for Copper Prospectors
A prospecting kit no bigger
than a lunch bucket, which may
guide mining companies to vast
deposits of Canadian copper, has
been developed by two University of B.C. geologists.
The low-cost kit, which allows
prospectors to make on-the-
spot tests to determine the concentration of copper ore in any
given area, was used by a two-
man prospecting team in the discovery of the Craigmont Mines
Ltd., one of the most promising
recently-discovered copper ore
bodies in North America near
Merritt,   B.C.
The field kit was developed
after an  experimental period of
three years by Professor Harry
V. Warren and Dr. Robert Dela-
vault, of UBC's department of
geology   and   geography.
The great advantage of the
kit, says Prof. Warren, is that it
gives to the copper prospector a
cheap, easy-to-use tool similar
to the gold prospector's pan of
Cariboo and Klondyke gold rush
Here is how the test works:
The prospector mixes a minute
quantity of soil or river silt
with acetic acid in a test tube.
The solution is then filtered
onto a strip of rubeanic acid reaction paper.
If the soil in the area contains
a high concentration of copper, a
heavy black dot will appear on the
reaction paper. •The dot on the
reaction paper will be pale blue
or hardly visible if the copper
content of the  soil is low.
The two UBC professors have
no plans to patent the kit. "We
developed it in part with public
money," says Dr. Warren, "and
we don't feel we should personally profit from its sale.
"Besides," Dr. Warren added,
"the basic principles were well
known to most geologists and I
doubt whether the technique is
patentable. All we have done is to
make  possible  the  practical  ap
plication of known scientific information."
The laboratory and field work
which contributed to the successful development of the technique
was made possible by the generous support of Kennco Explorations (Canada) Ltd., the Geological Survey of Canada, the Defense Research Board and the
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co.
The technique will be officially
recognized in November when a
paper describing it is published
in Mining Engineering, the official journal of the American Institute to Mining, Metallurgical
and  Petroleum   Engineers. U.B.C. REPORTS
September, 1958
Highest UBC Enrolment
Expected This Session
An enrolment of 10,000 or more students — the highest in
UBC's history—is expected for the 1958-59 winter session.
New   procedures   designed    to3>—	
speed up the registration process
have   also   been   announced   by
$34f000 Gift
UBC Buys
Fundamental research on connective tissue and cancer will be
made possible at UBC this fall
with the purchase of an electron
microscope capable of magnifying
200,000 times.
The B.C. division of the Canadian Cancer Society lias contributed $34,000 to the UBC Development Fund toward the purchase of'the microscope which
will be housed in the department
of pathology.
Dr. Harold Taylor, head of the
pathology department, said the
microscope would be delivered
and installed in November. He
said department officials had
looked at microscopes made in
five countries and had decided to
buy one from a firm in West Germany.
Dr. William Chase, a UBC graduate currently doing post-graduate work at the University of Chicago, will join the pathology department on October 1. He will
be responsible for operating the
microscope and carrying out research on connective tissue. Dr.
Taylor said.
The department will also cooperate with UBC cancer specialists who are investigating cancer
growth in cells.
university  officials.
Under the new system students
will arrange their timetables before they proceed to the Armoury
to pay fees and complete registration booklets.
Officials have also worked out
a number of standard programs
to speed the registration of first
year students. "In this way we
hope to avoid timetable clashes
and changes in courses after registration," an official said.
Officials in the registrar's office
say they hoped the new system
would eliminate the long lineups
and waiting periods which characterized registration in the Armoury in previous years.
• • *
A new high in summer school
registration was established this
year, according to figures released by summer session officials.
Number of students taking
courses leading to degrees increased 13 per cent over last
year, according to Summer Session director, Dr. K. F. Argue.
Total registration for academic
courses was 3,954, an increase of
454 students over 1957.
Registration for non-c r e d i t
courses in the Summer School of
the Arts was down slightly owing
to a smaller number of short
courses. Registration this year
was 812 compared with 860 in
Extension department officials
who administer the Summer
School of the Arts, said the 1958
School was the most successful
in UBC's history.
UBC's Sopron students have a mascot—a pure-bred Ko-
mondor Hungarian sheep dog named "Amity." The dog has
been donated to the Hungarian students by the Animal
Rescue League of Berks County, Pennsylvania. The dog
is being shipped to the campus by air and should arrive
some time  in  September.
More than 6000 Expected
for   58 Evening Classes
Extension department officials are expecting more than
6000 students will enrol for 140 campus evening classes beginning in September. <&
Evening  classes  director Alice
UBC Construction
Resumes After
Two-Month Delay
UBC's building program resumed late in August following
the settlement of labour disputes
which held up construction for
two months.
As a result of the delay the
first unit of the men's residence,
which officials had hoped to have
ready for the beginning of the
winter session, will not open until the end of this year. The second residence unit will take eight
months to complete. Construction
on a third unit will begin in January.
Other building projects which
will be completed later than scheduled are the faculty club and
International House.
Work has begun on new additions to the biological sciences
building and the chemistry building. In the planning stage is a
new food services unit which will
accommodate 800 students.
Also in the planning stage are
the, medical sciences building
and a new wing for the library.
Construction on the library addition should start in March or
April, 1959.
Register Rooms
For Students Now
UBC housing authorities have
appealed to residents of the
western section of Vancouver to
register rooms available for out-
of-town students.
Construction disputes have delayed the opening of the first unit
of men's residence, officials say,
and many students must find
rooms off the campus.
Householders in Dunbar, West
Point Grey, Kerrisdale and Kitsi-
lano are asked to phone the housing administrator's office (ALma
4600) if they have rooms for male
students. Householders who have
rooms for female students are
asked to contact the dean of
women's office at the same number.
Lindenberger said the department had increased its offerings
by 20 per cent for the 1958-59 season and they expected a corresponding increase in enrolmen*.
Last year's registration was 4900.
New offerings in the scientific
field include a 16-week course in
the basic principles of heredity
and another on hormones and
how they control body functions.
"Both these courses will be designed for the layman as well as
the specialist," said Mrs. Lindenberger.
A 12-week course on recent de-
Order History Now
Advance orders for the fifty-
year history of UBC are now
being accepted by Alumni Association officials at their offices In
Brock Hall .
The golden jubilee history will
be distributed in late September
or October. The history, which
covers the period 1908-1958, has
been edited by Prof. H. T.
Logan. Only 1000 copies are
available at $5 each.
'Friends' Granted
Tax Exemption
An American organization
which collected $15,000 for the
UBC Development Fund has
been granted exemption from income tax by U.S. treasury officials.
The organization, known as
"Friends of the University of
British Columbia Incorporated,"
has been formed to permit contributions to the University by
alumni living in the United
The organization, located in
Seattle, issues income tax receipts so that graduates can
make deductions from their income tax. Exemption was granted on the grounds that the
"Friends" were organized and
operated exclusively for educational purposes.
velopments in chemistry, primarily designed for high school science teachers, has been organized
as a result of special requests.
The department will offer, for
the first time this year, two special tutorial classes in selected
subjects. Registration for the
courses will be limited and
classes will operate on the basis
of lectures, experiments, discussions and papers prepared by students.
A course in concepts of atomic
physics, which will be limited to
15 students will consist of lectures, experiments and discussion.
The 12-week course will consider
a wide range of topics including
nuclear reactions, utilization of
atomic energy by fusion processes, and measurement of radioactive fallout in local rain and tap
The second tutorial is entitled
major modern American novels
and emphasis will be on discussion rather than lecturing. Registration is limited to 20 students.
The novels of Hemingway, Faulkner, Dos Passos, Fitzgerald and
Wolfe will be discussed during
the 20-week course.
The department's annual offerings in languages will be expanded to include basic Russian
which will aim at enabling students to acquire a reading knowledge of modern Russian prose as
rapidly as possible.
Brochures giving full information about courses, fees and registration may be obtained by writing or telephoning the University's Extension department.
In October
James Gibson, dean of arts and
science at Carleton University,
Ottawa, will be the principal
speaker during a special centennial homecoming weekend at
Victoria College on October 17
and 18.
Dr. Gibson, who is a Victoria
College graduate, will speak at
the annual assembly of the College Oct. 17 when 1957-58
scholarships and prizes will be
presented. A reception will follow the assembly.
Former Victoria College and
Provincial Normal School students will gather on October 18
to renew acquaintances and
hear brief addresses. There will
be classroom displays of annuals
and pictures  of former years.
* * *
Gail Stott, 1958 winner of the
Governor General's gold medal,
was the fifth Victoria College
graduate to receive the award
since  1950.
Others who have received it
are: Dr. Elizabeth A. E. Bryson,
now a member of the department of classics, UBC; Dr. K.
Diane Sawyer, a graduate of
UBC's faculty of medicine; Peter
L. Smith, now an instructor in
classics at Yale and Lyle P.
Robertson, now employed at
Chalk River in nuclear physics.
Help Needed
In Locating
Response to this column during
the past year has provided the
Alumni Association with the addresses of several hundred graduates.
Anticipating continued support
of our efforts to secure additional
current addresses, we offer another list.
Degree and year of graduation
follow name:
Ethel Isobel Frost, BA'41; M.
W. Fujiwara, BA '40; Beulah A. E.
Fulton, BA '34; Rupert Fulton,
BA '41.
Walter Fundy, BCom '47; Hal-
ley T. Gaetz, BA '33 Mrs. M
Sheila Gage, BA '42; James R.
Galloway, BA '16; John Gerald
Gardiner, BCom '48.
Richard K. Gardiner BSA '51;
Howard J. Wm. Gardner, BCom
'48; Mary B. A. Garrard, BA '46;
Richard Arthur Garrard, BCom
'48; Elizabeth L. Garrett, BA '35;
Sybil M. Geary, BSW '52;
Lillian R. Gehrke, BSW '49; G.
M. Genge, BASc '47; Joseph Gen-
ser, BA '29; Ernest Gerrity, BA
'49; Thomas C. Gibbs, BASc '30;
Ernest S. Gibson, BASc '25;
Henry James Gibson, BA '16.
Hugh D. Gibson, BCom '50;
Janette I. Gibson, BA '49; Eileen
L. Gidney, BA '46, MA '48: Herbert Giesbrecht, BA '48; Frances
V. Gignac, BA '25.
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