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UBC Reports
VOLUME 11, NO. 2
To Cost
$7 Million
Plans to spend $7 million during
the 1965-66 academic year on new
buildings and campus improvements at the University of B.C.
have been approved by the UBC
Board of Governors, President
John B. Macdonald has announced.
Just over $5 million will be provided by provincial and Canada
Council grants, and by the Three
Universities Fund Campaign and
the UBC Development Fund.
Another $1,938,000 will be borrowed under authority of a provincial order-in-council permitting
UBC to borrow up to $5 million
for capital  construction.
Bursar William White said the
borrowing would not expand UBC's
$30 million dollar, five-year construction program which is now
entering its second year.
The provincial government's capital grants schedule, and the Three
Universities Fund arrangement will
provide UBC with larger annual
amounts of capital in latter years
of the five-year plan, Mr. White
said. Borrowing would be repaid
at that time.
"Meantime, we think it is desirable to be in a position to time
projects and to select dates for
calling tenders which take into consideration other building programs
in the province," he said.
Major items in 1965-66 will include:
• Completion, Commerce and Social  Sciences building—$987,000.
• First phase, Dentistry building
and expansion basic medical science facilities for dental students — $2,000,000.
• First phase, Forestry-Agriculture Complex — $1,000,000.
• First phase, Music building —
• First phase, stadium replacement — $457,000.
• Planning, preliminary and working drawings for metallurgy,
bioscience and engineering
buildings — $452,000.
• General: Agriculture and physical education field development,
building adjustments, roads and
parking, services and contingencies — $1,653,400.
Sources of Funds: Unexpended
capital, 1964-65, $608,000; Provincial
grant 1965-66, $3,000,000; 3-Univer-
sities Fund campaign, $1,160,000;
UBC Development Fund, $144,000;
Canada Council, Music Building,
$150,000; Bank loan, $1,938,000.
The stadium expenditure will
provide for ground preparation and
field construction, plus facilities for
athletes at a new site on present
agriculture grounds at the south
end of the campus. A President's
Committee is studying requirements for a full stadium development in subsequent years.
The stadium will replace the
present student-provided stadium
which has been allocated as the
site of a $3.9 million Student Union
Building planned by the Alma
Mater Society.
The 1965-66 plan also will complete four athletic fields and clear
and rough-out four more, as well
as completing a practice track and
dressing rooms for physical education development
It will provide first preparation,
roads and drainage of 125 acres at
the south end of the campus for
agricultural  use.
DEMONSTRATING how Indians living in the Fraser Canyon 12,000 years ago
used stone tools to split animal bones is Dr. Charles Borden, director of archae-
logical studies at UBC. Eight years of work at three sites near Yale, B.C., has
pushed B.C.'s history back 120 centuries.
12,000 Years
Eight years of painstaking work
by a University of B.C. archaeologist has pushed back the history
of British Columbia 12,000 years.
After studying 23,000 artifacts
gathered at three sites in the Fraser
river canyon, Dr. Charles Borden
has reached the conclusion that the
locality reveals one of the longest
continuous sequences of human
occupation yet uncovered in the
western  hemisphere.
Dr. Borden, who directs archaeological studies at UBC, says the
importance of the find lies in the
fact that he has been able to establish a definite sequence of occupation in the area extending back
over 120 centuries.
As a result, the area ranks as
one of the most important archaeological localities yet uncovered in
North America.
The events which led to the
archaeological bonanza began in
1950 as the result of an accident
of nature.
The first of three sites of Indian
occupation was revealed following
a rock slide on the main line of
the Canadian National Railway
about two and a half miles north
of Yale in the Fraser Canyon.
First word of the exposed site
reached Dr. Borden some years
later in a letter from August M it liken, a  resident of Yale who had
of History
been collecting Indian artifacts in
the area for some years.
Dr. Borden first visited the Milli-
ken site in 1956 and after collecting a number of artifacts and conferring with UBC geologist Dr.
William Mathews, decided that a
major archaeological find had been
"Before we could start digging
with tools, we had to dig for money
to support the work," says Dr.
Borden, who took his first excavating  party to the site  in  1959.
Excavations to a depth of 46 feet
at the Milliken site pushed the
history of the area back 9,000 years.
The oldest signs of occupation, up
to 12,000 years ago, were found on
old river terraces directly opposite
the town of Yale.
The third site is an Indian pit
house village within 150 yards of
the Milliken site which yielded
artifacts from 5,500 years ago to
the last century when dug to a
depth of 20 feet.
Dr. Borden feels sure that further excavation of the pit house
village will reveal evidence of occupation up to 9,000 years ago or
To the untrained eye, the earliest
evidences of occupation are only a
Please turn to page three
The B.C. government has established a crown corporation to develop the University Endowment
Lands and provide revenue for all
B.C.'s  public universities.
The new corporation, to be
known as the Universities Real
Estate Development Corporation,
will develop the 2,500 acres adjacent to the UBC campus and a
block south of the court house in
downtown Vancouver set aside for
new provincial government buildings.
President John B. Macdonald has
called for strong UBC representation on the five-man board of directors of the new corporation and a
marriage of private and university
research on the West Point Grey
The new Corporation will have
full powers to develop the lands
in any way it sees fit. The provincial    government   will    guarantee
Berton Speaks
At Alumni
Annual Meeting
Controversial author, newspaper columnist and UBC
graduate Pierre Berton will
be guest speaker at the annual meeting of the UBC
Alumni Association May 12 at
the Bayshore  Inn.
Berton, who wrote the book
entitled "The Comfortable
Pew" for the Anglican
Church, will speak on "B.C.
through the Eastern Looking-
glass" at the 6 p.m. banquet.
Tickets, at $5 each, are
available from the UBC
Alumni Office in Brock Hall
(CAstle 4-4366). Advance reservations for the banquet are
advisable, Alumni Association officials said.
funds borrowed by the Corporation
to finance the development.
Profits made by the Corporation
will be paid out to B.C.'s three
public universities to supplement
annual operating grants, Premier
W. A. C. Bennett said in the provincial legislature during passage
of the bill.
President Macdonald welcomed
the announcement of the government legislation and said it was
important that UBC have substantial representation on the board of
"I want to see the development
of a group of science-oriented industries near the University which
will be dependent on some help
from the University's staff and
facilities, and which will help the
economy of the whole province."
He said undeveloped land at
Point Grey offers a unique opportunity to set up a city of pooled
research and education, embracing
private, government, and University efforts in the manner which
has proved so successful at Stanford University in California and
some other American universities.
President Macdonald and the provincial minister of lands and forests, Ray Williston, surveyed the
Stanford setup last summer.
"Stanford," the president said,
"has an income of a million dollars
a year from leases after 15 years
of development but the University
regards the return from cooperating research as far more important
than the dollar return from the
Please turn to page four
Core-Program' Proposed for Arts Degree
(A 43-page report proposing an extensive revision of the
program leading to the bachelor or arts degree at UBC
was made public in March. The late dean of arts, Kaspar
Naegele, chaired the committee which worked nearly a
year to prepare the report, entitled "Discipline and Discovery". Other members were C. W. J. Eliot, classics;
Margaret Prang, history; M. W. Steinberg, English and
Lionel Tiger, sociology. The report begins with a discussion of the curriculum of a Faculty of Arts and is followed,
in chapter two, by a critical analysis of the first year and a
proposal for a new "core-program" in that year. What follows are excerpts from the report which bear on the
proposed new program).
The subject of this core-program, we are convinced, can be nothing other than a study of man
himself: his nature, world, achievements, and failures.
Essentially the subject is indivisible; for organizational convenience, however, the whole must be
separated into several parts, no one of which is more
important than any other in terms of general education. We have divided this core-program into three,
not claiming that this is the only possible solution,
but insisting that this particular division is workable
and can be justified.
We have given the following tentative titles to
these three parts, the salient aspect of each being
made obvious thereby: Man and Society; Man and
Thought; and Man and Expression. What follow are
broad, somewhat formal descriptions of these three
parts, with an indication of the type of material that
each might include. The task of establishing detailed
curricula we leave to committees especially constituted for that purpose.
MAN AND SOCIETY—To discuss man meaningfully, we must consider him in his social context
and not as a separate entity. On the other hand, to
examine society, we must consider it in terms of
the individuals who comprise it At one and the
same time man is in society and society is in man.
The purposes of this part are five-fold: first to
provide the student with a practical and critical
understanding of the most important systems operating within contemporary Canadian society, with their
institutions, conventions, and values; second, by this
examination, to acquaint the student with both the
methods of the social sciences generally and the
spheres of certain disciplines in particular; third,
by introducing comparative material, to make the
student more keenly aware, and more appreciative,
of other societies and systems, and so more perceptive of the uniqueness or commonness of his own
society; fourth, by making the student see his own
way of life as one of many, to induce in him an
attitude of objective evaluation towards society; and
fifth, by introducing the student to society and thus
to himself, to hasten the goal of self-discovery . . .
MAN AND THOUGHT—Man is a solver of problems. In his continual attempt to extend his understanding and control of himself and his world he
is a pursuer of knowledge. Both activities make of
him a judge engaged in the process of evaluation.
The purposes of this second part of the core-
program are four: to involve the student in the
discussion and contemplation of philosophic problems immediately relevant to his modes of thought
and conduct; to make him aware of those forces
non-rational as well as rational that influence reason
and belief; to create in him an appreciation of the
act and meaning of judgment; and generally to afford
him insight into the ways of knowing . . .
MAN AND EXPRESSION—Man has an imagination
that enables him to respond creatively to the world
around him. This creative imagination, which is
roused by the world, affects and shapes it. In its
highest form creative imagination becomes art and
finds expression in a wide variety of modes.
It is the purpose of this third section to introduce
the student to as wide a range of forms of art as
possible, to induce in him a critical and independent
attitude towards them, and to alert him to the existence, meaning, and validity of such artistic modes
as theatre, music, and painting. Though most of the
material discussed will necessarily be literary, the
purpose of this part of the core-program would be
vitiated if the student were not made keenly aware
of the many non-verbal forms of creative expression
in our society. To this end, close attention must be
given to music, to the visual and plastic arts, and
to the products of industrial and engineering design.
The student should accept a visit to an art gallery
or museum, attendance at a concert or play, or a
searching look at a building as naturally as watching
television . . .
A comparison between the existing program for
the first year and this proposed core-program raises
certain issues that must be faced. What will be the
position of English composition, the foreign languages, or Mathematics? ... An essential part of
the core-program must be the double requirement
that every student submit a written assignment at
frequent intervals, probably weekly for at least the
first term, and that every instructor accept the responsibility both for correcting these assignments
and explaining, where necessary, what constitutes
good  composition  . .  .
The decision to exclude the foreign languages
from the core-program does not free the university
from the continuing responsibility of providing instruction in the foreign languages in the first year.
It only changes the basis on which the language is
taken from one of compulsion to one of option . . .
A course in Mathematics must be provided for
those students who wish it and are prepared to
accept the responsibility of one course in addition
to the core-program. Under normal circumstances
it should not be possible for a student to elect both
a course in a foreign language and one in Mathematics. In summary, however, we advocate a combination of formal lectures and seminars for each
of the three sections of the core-program.
The formal lectures should be given by the best
lecturers. Since the potential audience will be several
thousand, the method of presentation will determine
whether it will be necessary to repeat them. If we
have   closed-circuit  television,   well   organized   and
Mine Studies
Three major Canadian universities have embarked on a unique program of coordinated
teaching and research to avert a threat that
lack of mining skill will knock Canadian
mining out of world competition.
By giving mining engineers a much higher
degree of training, and undertaking broad research into all aspects of mining, the program
eventually will bring "a fantastic lift in the
profitability" of Canadian mining, says its chief
originator, Dr. Charles L. Emery.
The University of B.C., Queens and Laval
each will amalgamate its mining teaching into
an autonomous, research-based department of
mineral engineering, starting next September.
Each will concentrate on graduate training
for mineral engineers, and research in half a
dozen special mining fields. By close co-ordination under a committee consisting of the three
deans of engineering and three department
heads, the programs will avoid significant overlapping or duplication of expensive equipment.
Students and faculty will move freely
among the three schools, but each student will
graduate from the university where he entered
the program. No similar co-ordinated teaching
and research program exists among major
Canadian universities.
Dr. Emery, who initiated graduate training
for mineral engineers and a mining research
program last year at Queens, moves July 1 to
UBC to head a new mineral engineering department He expects to divide his time among
the three universities during the early phases
of the program.
"Graduate training in mining engineering
and research into mining are all but nonexistent in Canada today," he said. "Our industry is in critical condition. We don't have
highly trained people and we don't have
knowledge coming out fast enough to advance
mining in Canada. If an industry doesn't advance, it rapidly becomes obsolescent. Our industry is in excellent shape to stay where it is.
"We are slipping behind other countries. If
we don't do something, we will become noncompetitive unless we are lucky enough to
find some rich ore bodies. If we do find some,
we can take pride only in what we do with
"Industry is just as concerned about this
situation as the universities, and industry is
backing our academic and research program."
To launch the program in September, 15
scholarships of $2,400 each will be available for
research at Queens, and five scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 available at UBC.
Dr. Emery said that the industry has also
set up a committee consisting of presidents
and general managers of major mining companies to support the program. One function
will be to organize purposeful summer jobs in
mining for mining students "so that in practice
they will be training 12 months a year."
The plan calls for 150 jobs in the summer
of 1966, rising to 500 jobs when it is in full
swing in 1970.
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should be addressed to The Information Office, UBC,
Vancouver 8, B.C.
professionally directed, the lectures can be given
once to the students gathered in rooms of any size,
as long as they are properly equipped . . .
Every student will be assigned to three seminar
groups, one for each of the three sections of the
core-program. These groups will probably not be the
same size: those devoted to the two sections Man
and Society and Man and Expression will have about
twenty participants; that on Man and Thought perhaps  thirty-five  or  more  .  .  .
Finally, we come to the crucial matter of passage
to the second year. We believe that every student
should be allowed to pass despite his marks from
the first to the second year on two conditions: that
his attendance at lectures and at discussion groups
particularly has been judged satisfactory; and that
he has completed all his written assignments. Failure
to meet either of these requirements should normally
constitute sufficient cause for the university to withhold the right of passage to the second year . . .
The student in his second year will work within
four separate disciplines, one of which he will choose
as the. subject of concentration in the third and
fourth years. Four courses will be chosen, distributed
among at least three of the four groups indicated
below. If two courses are chosen from Group III one
must be taken from each of sections (a) and (b).
Group I       Humanities
English Literature, Philosophy,
Group II     Languages
Greek, Latin, French, Italian, Spanish,
German,  Russian, Polish, Chinese,
Group III    History and Social Sciences
(a) History, Political Science, Economics,
(b) Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology
Group IV   Fine Arts, and Creative Arts
Fine Arts, Music, Theatre
For all students at least one of the courses elected
in the second year will be terminal, and for many
two or three. Each student will continue with only
one as the subject of concentration in the senior
years. A second and a third subject begun in the
second year may be taken again as an ancillary subject or as an elective in the third or fourth year . . .
The third and fourth years, as in the present system, are to be regarded as a unit; it is the period in
which the student develops his special interest, while
at the same time he continues with his studies in
areas other than that of his concentration. At the
beginning of the third year the student must elect
an area of specialization, the pattern of courses insisted upon in second year being designed, in part,
to provide a broad range of academic experience
within specific disciplines so that the student can
make a meaningful choice . . .
Instead of two separate programs, we propose
a single program of ten courses for the combined
third and fourth years. Six of these courses will constitute the major, either with five courses from
within one discipline and an ancillary course taken
from outside the department of the major but closely related to the area of concentration, or with all
six courses from two or more disciplines organized
to form an interdisciplinary major. The remaining
four courses will be divided between two free electees and two courses  in  General  Education . . .
The proposed core-program will be effected
through lectures and seminars. Our suggested arrangement of the first year is based on three assumptions: that students will attend the university each
day of a five-day week; that at least one formal
event will be scheduled daily; and that the majority
of students should not spend more than about 12
hours a week in the classroom (we accept an estimate that two hours of study on the average are
required for every hour of classwork). For each
" of the three sections of the core-program there
can be weekly two lectures of one hour each and
one seminar of 1V4 hours. Two-hour blocks of time
can be allotted to the seminars so that useful discussions can continue for an extra half-hour at the
instructor's discretion. The proportion of time spent
in lectures and seminars may be varied with the
needs of the program; at the beginning of the
academic year more lectures and fewer seminars
may be desirable, and this variation can be made
administratively   possible  . .  .
Provision of a single core-program for all students
has two obvious advantages: first, a common universe
of discourse is created among both the students and
the Faculty that may have considerable intellectual
benefits; second, it will be possible to assign to the
lectures of the first year outstanding scholars and
teachers. At the same time as there are advantages
in offering identical material to all students, there
are real problems in administration. These difficulties can be greatly reduced if all lectures in the
first year are given by closed-circuit television. We
therefore propose that the Faculty of Arts consider
the feasibility of communicating all lectures in the
first year by television where this is desirable. The
use of television is no longer experimental, and
there is no reason to expect that television will yield
inferior results to present arrangements; indeed,
studies suggest that it may be more effective than
traditional   methods  under certain  conditions. DR. RICHARD ROYDHOUSE, of UBC's dental faculty,
inspects new adhesive dental fillings in the teeth of Arthur
T. Nicholson, senior dental technician in the UBC department of restorative dentistry. Dr. Roydhouse developed
the new filling material at a dental dispensary in the U.S.
before joining the UBC faculty. It has been used to fill
more than 1,000 cavities in the teeth of Vancouver citizens.
Equipment at left is combined microscope and camera for
taking closeup pictures of fillings. Picture by UBC Extension photo services.
Adhesive Dental Material
Developed by UBC Scientist
Vancouver citizens are among the
first persons anywhere to benefit
from a revolutionary type of restorative dental material developed
by a member of the University of
B.C. Faculty of Dentistry.
Dr. Richard Roydhouse, assistant
professor of restorative dentistry
at UBC, who has been working on
the new material since 1961, said
it has been used by Vancouver
dentists in a clinical experiment to
fill more than 1000 cavities.
He said that this and similar
materials, which stick to teeth, will
soon replace the present silicate
cement fillings. They are not yet
available commercially.
Silicate cement fillings do not
stick to teeth, he said, and dentists
must now drill holes in teeth with
intricate dovetails and undercuts so
the cement can be locked into the
Other advantages of the new material are that it picks up the colour of the tooth it fills, requires a
shallower cavity, and braces and
strengthens the tooth rather than
weakening it.
The filling material is a heavy
white paste which can be wiped
into the cavity. It takes about three
to four  minutes to harden.
Clinical tests of the new material
have been going on in Vancouver
for more than a year with the cooperation of the Vancouver Dental
Societies, Dr. Roydhouse said.
"All the work completed in Vancouver so far has been most successful," Dr. Roydhouse said.
"Sometimes when the work is completed it is impossible to tell that
the patient has any fillings at all."
The material also has promise in
the prevention of cavities in children's teeth,   Dr.  Roydhouse  said.
Painted on the teeth it forms a
film in the cracks and crevices on
biting surfaces and prevents the
collection of food  particles.
Dr. Roydhouse will go to Rochester, New York, later this year to
check the results of an experiment
where the material has been painted on children's teeth.
Dr. Roydhouse began his search
for adhesive materials in 1961 when
he joined a dental dispensary in
Rochester, N.Y.
Addent, as this material is called,
is an extremely complex substance.
Dr. Roydhouse describes it as a
"polymer or synthetic resin" mixed
with a variety of mineral and glass
UBC's Board Chairman
Served Thirty Years
George T. Cunningham, chairman'of the UBC Board of Governors, died suddenly in Palm
Springs, California, March 7 at the
age of 76.
Mr. Cunningham, who was to
have retired this year after 30
years of continuous service to UBC
as a member of the Board, was
chairman of the finance committee from the time of his first appointment in 1935 until his election as chairman under the new
Universities Act of 1963.
He played a leading role in
UBC's development from a small
university to its present size. In
1935, when he became chairman of
the finance committee, enrolment
was 2,700 students and UBC spent
a total of $700,000.
In 1963, when he became chairman of the Board, UBC's enrolment was 13,500 and spending
totalled $28,500,000.
The Alma Mater Society named
Mr. Cunningham Great Trekker
for 1964. He was only the second
person who did not participate in
the historic 1923 march to the Point
Grey campus to receive the honor.
He was instrumental in establishment of the Faculty of Pharmacy
at UBC, and the new building
which houses that faculty is named
for him. He was a member of the
committees which chose Dr. Norman MacKenzie and Dr. John B.
Macdonald as president of UBC.
President Macdonald, commenting on Mr. Cunningham's death,
said: "George Cunningham was a
fine, unselfish citizen. He served
the city and the University he
loved with loyalty and devotion
and without thought of personal
gain for 30 years.
"His service on the Board of
Governors spanned three-quarters
of the life of this campus ... He
will be remembered by all of us
for his warm friendship, his sincerity, careful judgment, and his
sense of fair play."
group of rocks which Dr. Borden
has laid out in wooden trays in
his laboratory in the basement of
UBC's  arts  building.
To Dr. Borden, however, these
rocks are primitive, multi-purpose
tools, used by the Indians who
occupied the site for a variety of
tasks, including chopping down
trees, cutting animal hides and
breaking bones.
Over a period of years, Dr. Borden sent samples of charcoal found
at the Milliken and pit house village sites to the University of Saskatchewan where they were dated
by the radioactive carbon method.
As more and more items were
uncovered Dr. Borden was able to
piece together the history of human
occupation at the sites extending
back over 9,000 years. The stone
tools found opposite Yale have
been dated by geological methods
to the late glacial age about 12,000
years ago.
A glance over more than 20 trays
of artifacts in Dr. Borden's laboratory reveals that, as time passed,
the Indian occupants of the region
developed more sophisticated tools
and weapons in their struggle to
obtain   food.
Sometime between 1000 B.C. and
400 B.C., carved figurines and ornaments begin to make their appearance among the artifacts, revealing
that the inhabitants had developed
methods of preserving food and
had   leisure  time  on   their   hands.
"During this same period," says
Dr. Borden, "we can see the beginnings of outside influences in
the form of tools like the mortar
and pestle, which came from the
south, and microblades, or small
cutting tools, which were a northern influence."
This latter period, he said, is one
of rapid cultural advance made
possible by a mingling of a variety
of outside influences with local
More than 35 students were involved in the digging and classifying of artifacts obtained from the
Chief sources of funds for the
work were the National Museum
of Canada, the Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation, UBC's Research Committee, and Dr. H. R.
The CNR was also of major assistance to the expeditions which
spent each summer at the sites.
Trains made many unscheduled
stops below the sites to keep the
scientists supplied with food and
other materials.
$2,000 Award
For Sculpture
West Vancouver artist Paul
Deggun has been awarded a $2,000
prize for a sculptured mural decorating the new faculty of education building at the University of
British Columbia.
The prize, a gift from the British
Columbia Teachers Federation, was
awarded to Deggun by a six-man
judging committee which included
two BCTF officials.
The competition for the prize
was organized on a cross-Canada
basis and more than 30 models
were originally submitted to the
The three best entries were
chosen by the judging committee
and received $50 prizes from the
faculty of education.
After further refinements the
three entries were again submitted
to the committee for judging. The
$2,000 prize was awarded to Deggun, and honorable mentions went
to Jack Harman, of Burnaby, and
Gray H. Mills, of Toronto.
VOLUME 11, No. 2 New Heads Named for
Two UBC Departments
Dean Myers
To Head
UBC's dean of applied science,
Dr. David M. Myers, has been
chosen to head a new major university in his native Australia.
Dr. Myers will leave UBC in late
summer to become vice-chancellor
of La Trobe University in Melbourne. The position corresponds
to the presidency of a North American university.
Dr. Myers is at present visiting
Australia in connection with his
appointment. He recently was appointed a member of the National
Research Council of Canada, and
has served on a similar body in
Australia before coming to UBC
in 1960.
"My university now consists of
700 acres of land," he said before
leaving for Australia recently.
"However, by the academic year of
1967-68, we hope to open the third
university in Melbourne, and to
build an enrolment of 10,000 students within five to ten years. It
will be a general university with
all the normal faculties in the humanities, sciences and professions."
Born in Sydney, Dr. Myers was
trained in electrical engineering at
the University of Sydney and at
Oxford. He specialized in electronic
research and in mathematical computing and its application to engineering problems. He was dean
of the Faculty of Engineering and
head of the department of electrical engineering at the University
of Sydney before coming to UBC.
UBC President John B. Macdonald commented: "I am very sorry
that we will be losing Dean Myers.
He has been a great strength for
the faculty of applied science, and
has helped to improve the faculty
immeasurably in the years he has
been here.
"At the same time, UBC cannot
help but be proud that a member
of this faculty has been selected
for the important post of vice-
chancellor for the new La Trobe
University in Australia. All of us
wish him a great success in the
new post"
A woman historian whose tireless research has illuminated the
history of British Columbia has
been named head of the University of B.C.'s history department
She is Dr. Margaret Ormsby,
author of the 1958 Centennial history of the province, whose career
at UBC as student and faculty
member spans 30 years. She has
been acting head of the UBC history department since July, 1963,
when she succeeded Dean F. H.
At the University of British
Columbia, where she was a student from 1926 to 1931, Prof. Ormsby studied under the late Prof.
Walter Sage, one of the Canadian
historians who made local history
a  subject for serious study.
After obtaining her bachelor and
master of arts degrees at UBC,
Prof. Ormsby enrolled at Bryn
Mawr College in the eastern United
States to work on her doctor of
philosophy degree.
Her Ph.D. studies completed,
Miss Ormsby returned to UBC as
a teaching assistant in the history
department for two years. For the
next six years she taught in the
United States and at McMaster
University. In 1943 she rejoined the
UBC faculty as a lecturer. She rose
to the rank of full professor by
From 1935 on, her list of publications reflects her growing involvement with the history of the
province where she was born and
Her writings cover fruit farming
and agricultural development dominion-provincial relations, as well
as profiles of many prominent figures in B.C. history. She was also
editor of six annual reports for
the Okanagan History Society from
1948 to 1953.
Last year the University of Manitoba conferred on her the honorary
degree of doctor of laws in recognition of her contribution as
teacher, scholar, and author. Closer
to home, the City of Vernon in 1959
made her a freeman of the city
where she grew up.
She is currently vice-president
and president-elect of the Canadian Historical Association, and
has been a member of the federal
government's Historic Sites and
Monuments   Board  since  1960.
Professor Douglas T. Kenny, a
UBC graduate and member of the
faculty since 1950, has been appointed head of the psychology
Prof. Kenny, who will take up
his appointment July 1, is currently a visiting professor of psychology
at Harvard University, where he is
lecturing in the graduate school of
education and carrying out research in patterns of child development personality and  learning.
Prof. Kenny, 41, succeeds Dean
Emeritus S. N. F. Chant as head
of the psychology department Born
in Victoria, B.C., Prof. Kenny attended Victoria College before enrolling at the University of B.C.
where he received his bachelor
and master of arts degrees in 1945
and 1947.
He held a graduate scholarship
and served as a teaching associate
from 1947 to 1950 at the University
of Washington, which awarded him
the degree of doctor of philosophy
in 1952.
Prof. Kenny joined the UBC
faculty in 1950 as a lecturer. He
became an assistant professor in
1954, associate professor in 1957,
and  full   professor  in  1964.
He has been on leave of absence
at Harvard University since 1963
as a visiting professor and member
of both the Laboratory of Human
Development and Center for Research in Personality.
VOLUME 11, No. 2
Arts Dean
Kaspar Naegele, dean of the
Faculty of Arts at UBC, died February 6 following a ten-storey fall
from the Centennial Pavilion at
the Vancouver General Hospital.
Dean Naegele, who was named
Dean of Arts in December, 1963,
was one of Canada's most distinguished sociologists. He was 41 at
the time of his death.
President John B. Macdonald,
speaking at a commemoration ceremony fn Brock Hall February 9,
said Dean Naegele "brought to us
all high hopes for a new generation
of heady, yet solid accomplishment
in the arts, humanities, and social
sciences within our University . . .
"The loss to our University is
great; our personal loss is beyond
measure. He was a teacher, worshiped and loved; a scholar, stimulating and analytical; a colleague,
admired and respected; a friend,
honest and understanding. He is
mourned by his University, his colleagues throughout the world, his
students, and most of all, his
family ..."
Born in Germany, Dean Naegele
was a graduate of McGill, where
he received his BA; Columbia,
where he received his MA, and
Harvard, where he received the
PhD degree in 1952. He joined the
UBC faculty in 1954.
Crucial to
"British Columbia has a particularly great need for expanded research, as well as a much higher
degree of training.
"Industry is recognizing the growing research requirement and is
expanding its efforts. These efforts
can be far more effective, however, if brought into close geographic liaison in Point Grey with
University efforts.
"A complex of private and University research would offer many
opportunities to exchange knowledge and personnel, and for the
intellectual stimulation that fires
the best research.
"At the same time, it would provide many benefits to our growing
number of graduate students during their study period, and opportunities for employment after obtaining their doctorates. The scarcity of opportunities of this kind
helps to drive some of our best
young brains to other countries.
"The province must develop a
whole new range of modern and
progressive secondary industries to
provide for a growing population
with growing expectations in living
standards. Major research is crucial to attain these aims."
University of B.C. faculty members will receive pay increases
ranging from $200 to $2,500 in the
1965-66 academic year, President
John B. Macdonald has announced.
The increases are the largest ever
granted to the  UBC faculty.
The increases average $1,300 to
the 943 faculty members receiving
them. Dr. Macdonald told a meeting of the joint faculties that 98
other faculty members did not receive increases "because they are
leaving or for other reasons."
Faculty salary floors have been
raised $1,000, the president said.
Cost of the increase is $1,225,571
and the total academic payroll next
year will be $10,640,866.
"We are within $500 of almost
every English-speaking university
in Canada in every academic rank,"
the president said.
Dr. Macdonald said the increases
were based upon merit and with
concern for individual salaries
rather than averages. The increases
also recognized the need to maintain parity with other universities
in the competition for staff.
He said that at the professorial
level, University of Toronto remained $1,000 higher, and at associate professor level the University
of Alberta was $700 higher.
"Our professors are within $500
of every University except for
Toronto and Montreal. Associate
and assistant professors are within
$500 of every university except
Dr. Macdonald provided this
analysis of average salary increases
by rank:
RANK                      % Dollars
Deans      _._   6.8 $1,342
Dept. heads     9.2 1,468
Professors     10.5 1,437
Professors    13.5 1,437
Professors   15.4 1,290
Instructor II   17.4 1,194
Instructor I   15.8 1,009
Instructor   13.7 1,194
Lecturers   12.9 895
Range of increases, and the number receiving them, are: over $2,500
—3; $2,500—3; $2,100-$2,499—8; $2,-
000 — 79; $1,60O-$1,999 —79; $1,500 —
248; $1,100-$1,499—350; $1,000—257;
$500-$999—€2; $500 or  less—54.
The University of British Columbia has been authorized by provincial order-in-council to invest the
proceeds of gift securities, when
desired, in a specific list of common  stocks.
The stocks are qualified under
federal law for investment by insurance companies. Formerly, UBC
could invest only in bonds.
"The Board of Governors was advised by the University's Advisory
Committee on Investment that it
was desirable financially to seek
somewhat broader powers to invest
proceeds from securities which had
been given to the University. The
committee believes there will be
occasions when it will be prudent
and expedient for the University
to dispose of some of these equities if the power exists to re-invest
the proceeds in common stocks
which have been approved under
federal law for investment by insurance companies," William
White,  UBC's bursar said.
"Upon seeking legal authority to
go beyond the investment restrictions of the B.C. Universities Act
of 1963, it was indicated to the
University that it would be desirable to provide a specific list of


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