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Array REPORTS
Vol 18, No. 13/0ct. 12, 1972/Vancouver8, B.C.
UBC    REPORTS   CAMPUS    EDITION
Waste
Survey
Planned
UBC plans to hire a, consultant to carry out
a survey of all wastes and other by-products
generated on the campus.
The object of the survey will be to develop
appropriate methods for recycling or
disposing of wastes of every kind, said Mr.
Arthur Slipper, assistant to the
director-planning in UBC's Department of
Physical Plant.
The initial objective of the survey, which
will cost an estimated $25,000, will be to
determine the magnitude of the campus waste
problem, Mr. Slipper said.
He cited waste paper, chemical, biological
and radioactive wastes from laboratories,
manure disposal and fertilizers as areas to be
included in the survey.
UBC, Mr. Slipper said, should be a leader in
the field of ecology and in the development
of appropriate disposal methods.
He said a good deal of information about
the magnitude of the waste problem is
probably available immediately from
committees that deal with the problem for
various Departments and Faculties.
The consultant, he said, will be asked to
correlate all information on wastes and make
recommendations for dealing with them.
Mr. Slipper said it might be possible to
recycle paper for use again on the campus or
to convert it for sale as a kind of fireplace log
or as wallboard.
It might also prove to be possible to
convert manure from campus animal barns
into a marketable form of fertilizer, he said.
"These are possibilities that will be
investigated by the consultant in the course of
the study," Mr. Slipper said.
He also pointed out that UBC now has
under construction at the extreme south end
of the campus a new unit for disposing of
solid and chemical wastes.
Repayment
Record
Admirable
UBC students have an admirable record for
repaying loans made to them from funds directly
controlled by UBC or obtained under the Canada
Student Loans plan.
Figures compiled by UBC's Finance department
show that in the last five fiscal years loans from funds
under the direct control of the University totalled
$1,657,874.
Of this total, only 0.33 per cent, or  $5,520, was
Please turn to Page Three
See LOANS
MR. CHARLES CONNAGHAN
MRS. BEVERLY FIELD
MR. BENJAMIN TREVINO
SENATE ELECTS THREE TO
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Two former presidents of the Alma Mater
Society and the current president of the UBC
Alumni Association have been elected by the UBC
Senate to serve three-year terms on the Board of
Governors.
The three were elected from a field of eight
candidates which included two students. They are:
Mrs. Beverly G. Field, President of the UBC
Alumni Association and a representative on Senate
of the Association's Board of Management;
Mr. Charles Connaghan, AMS president in
1958-59 and an appointee of the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council on Senate; and
Mr. Benjamin B. Trevino, AMS president in
1957-58 and a Senator elected by Convocation.
The other five persons who were nominated for
the three Senate positions on the Board were: Mr.
Aaro E. Aho, Mr. Frank C. Walden, Mr. David R.
Williams, Mr. Svend J. Robinson and Mr. Stanley
J. Persky.
Mr. Robinson and Mr. Persky are student
representatives on Senate. Mr. Williams, a
Convocation Senator, was for the past three years
a member of the Board elected by Senate and was
eligible for re-election.
THREE-YEAR TERMS
Two of the previous Board members elected by
Senate, Mrs. John McD. Lecky and Mr. Paul Plant,
have been given three-year appointments to the
Board by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.
The election by Senate, and recent
appointments to the Board by the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council, bring the total
Board membership to 11 persons, the full
complement prescribed by the Universities Act.
Other appointees of the Lieutenant-Governor in
Council are Dr. Allan M. McGavin, former
Chancellor and currently chairman of the Board;
Mr. Thomas Dohm, president of the Vancouver
Stock Exchange; and His Honor Judge A. Leslie
Bewley.
Mr. Justice Nathan T. Nemetz, who became
Chancellor of the University on Sept. 1, and UBC's
President, Dr. Walter H. Gage, are both ex officio
members of the Board.
Here are brief biographical notes on the three
members of Senate elected to the Board:
Mrs. Beverly Field, the current president of the
UBC Alumni Association, graduated from UBC in
1942 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts and was
an instructor in UBC's Chemistry Department
from 1946 to 1952.
She   has   been   a   member   of   the Alumni
Association Board of Management since 1968 and
has also been active in various community
organizations, including the Children's Aid
Society, the Vancouver Art Gallery and United
Community Services-
UBC GRADUATE
Mr. Charles J. Connaghan, who is currently
president of the Construction Labor Relations
Association of B.C., received the degrees of
Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from UBC in
1959 and 1960.
He was a member of the UBC Students' Council
in 1957-58 and the following year was elected
president of the AMS. After graduation he worked
in the field of industrial relations for two
companies in eastern Canada before returning to
B.C. to take up his present position in 1970.
He has been active in UBC Alumni Association
affairs, having served as an Association
representative in eastern Canada and on the
Association's Board of Management.
Mr. Benjamin B. Trevino graduated from UBC
in 1959 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws and is
now a partner in the Vancouver law firm of
Russell and DuMoulin.
He served on the UBC Students' Council in
1956-57 and was elected president of AMS the
following year.
He is a member of the Provincial Council of the
Canadian Bar Association and a former member of
the executive of the Vancouver Bar Association.
In order to stand for nomination Mr. Trevino
relinquished his position as counsel for the UBC
Alma Mater Society.
Each nominee for the three Board positions was
entitled to submit a brief statement regarding his
or her qualifications to serve on the Board and
other pertinent information to guide Senators in
the election.
ELECTION STATEMENT
Of the three elected, only Mrs. Field submitted
a statement of her concerns. They were as follows:
"Quality rather than quantity in education; the
provision of outstanding teachers for UBC
students, greater availability of counselling services,
both academic and personal; greater flexibility in
degree course requirements and in admission
policies for mature students; more extra-mural
credit courses for those not able to attend at the
UBC campus, with forward planning for an 'Open
University' as in Britain." TEACHER SURPLUS: FACT OR FANTASY?
The article beginning below was written by
Mrs. D. Claire Hurley, a seminar advisor and
practice teaching evaluator in UBC's Faculty of
Education. Airs. Hurley received her B.A. and
M.A. degrees from UBC in counselling and
psychology. Her article is based on research
carried out with a grant from the Educational
Research Institute of B.C. Copies of her full
report, entitled "Teacher Surplus: Fact or
Fantasy," are available from the Institute, Room
301, 2515 Burrard St., Vancouver 9, telephone
736--S96S.
By Mrs. D. Claire Hurley
It is a fact that there is a surplus of qualified teachers
in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. It is a
fantasy to assume that any such surplus exists on a
province-wide basis. It is a fact that beginning teachers
experienced greater difficulty in finding teaching
positions in 1971 than in 1970. It is a fantasy to
conclude that limitation of enrolment of students in
Education is a realistic solution to the problem.
Rumors to the contrary, teacher training institutions
in British Columbia do not produce more teachers than
are needed annually within the province. This conclusion
is based on two years of follow-up studies on students
who completed a qualifying year for teacher
certification in the Faculty of Education at the
University of British Columbia in 1970 and 1971.
My research was concerned with the examination of
the myth that more teachers are being trained by
educational institutions in B.C. than can be absorbed
into the system. Widespread stories about an
unemployed surplus of teachers appear to be
discouraging potential teachers from entering the field.
The first follow-up study on Education students from
UBC was completed in April, 1971. A total of 1,175
students were surveyed. These students received B.Ed,
degrees (elementary — 527; secondary — 228) or
completed the graduate transfer programs (elementary —
112; secondary - 308) in the spring and fall of 1970.
Ninety-five per cent were successfully located and the
results indicated that 4.8 per cent (57 students) were
unemployed as teachers.
An analysis of the 57 unemployed teachers indicated
that 38 (66.7 per cent) had restricted themselves in their
job search to a particular geographical area, while 19
(33.3 per cent) stated they were willing to teach
anywhere in B.C. Seventeen of these unemployed
teachers were actually working as substitutes when the
survey was done.
RESEARCH GRANT
The Educational Research Institute of B.C. provided
a research grant to help finance a more extensive study
of the 1971 Education students at UBC. The results of
this study have been published by the Institute.
Newly certificated teachers from seven programs in
Education at UBC were surveyed and 94 per cent of the
1,182 students were successfully traced. Of this total,
457 completed studies in secondary Education, 725 in
elementary Education.
Four categories were utilized to classify the results.
(See Table 1). Category A includes those individuals
known to be teaching in public and private schools in
B.C., for Canadian University Service Overseas, for the
Department of Indian Affairs and in other provinces and
countries.
Category B consists of persons who have chosen to
continue their education, travel, work in another field of
their own choice, substitute rather than work on a
full-time basis, remain at home — usually with a young
family — or live outside the province.
All the individuals in Category C wanted to teach.
Some had accepted work in another field because.of
financial necessity, others were working as substitutes
because no full-time positions were available. A few were
unemployed and looking for any work, while several had
taken jobs in fields related to teaching, such as library
assistant, day care centre supervisor, or laboratory
assistant. All these people consider themselves to be
unemployed teachers since they do not hold full-time
teaching positions. Those who could not be located,
after ten months of tracing, were identified as Category
D.
Sixty-eight per cent of the students surveyed were
employed as teachers by February, 1972. Beginning
secondary teachers were more successful in obtaining
teaching positions (77 per cent) compared with
beginning elementary teachers, 63 per cent of whom
found employment as teachers.
Those who chose to pursue other interests rather than
immediately enter the teaching profession totalled 185
or 15.6 per cent.
RATE DOUBLES
Those who considered themselves to be unemployed
teachers totalled 116 or 9.8 per cent. In one year the
rate of unemployment doubled from 4.8 per cent for the
1970 group. For the beginning secondary group in 1971,
the rate of unemployment was 7 per cent; for the
beginning elementary group the rate was 11.6 per cent.
Certain similarities are shared by the 116 individuals
who were unsuccessful in their search for teaching
positions. Analysis of such factors as sex, age, overall
academic average, practice teaching grade, and teaching
majors indicated no remarkable trend. Contrary to what
one might assume, the majority of these unemployed
teachers had good academic averages and good ratings on
practice teaching performance.
The typical unemployed male was 27.7 years old, had
a second-class academic average, and a second-class
standing in practice teaching. The female counterpart
was 25.5 years old, and similarly earned second-class
standing in both academic courses and practice teaching.
For those unemployed teachers at the secondary
level, the most frequently noted teaching subject majors
were English (8), history (5), biological sciences (5),
mathematics (5), and geography (4).
At the elementary level, the most prevalent majors
were: primary (13), intermediate (11) psychology (8),
English (7), and art (4). Students in elementary
education have the freedom to complete an academic
major for their degree in a subject of particular interest
which may or may not be part of the elementary school
curriculum.
Among the unemployed elementary teachers 12 have
majors in such diverse fields as anthropology, classical
studies, commerce, fine arts, German, Italian,
international studies, religious studies and sociology.
This would indicate that elementary Education
students would be wiser to major in subjects more
directly related to the school curriculum.
The most probable reason for the inability of the
unemployed group to obtain a teaching position may
have been their lack of mobility. Ninety-two of the 116,
or 79.3 per cent, restricted themselves to a specific
geographical area. The majority of these selected the
Lower Mainland, the Greater Victoria and Okanagan
areas. Several restricted themselves to smaller rural
locations.
Beginning teachers should be encouraged to seek
positions at some distance from the large metropolitan
areas.
In the good old days, when there was a definite
shortage of qualified teachers in B.C., it was possible for
TABLE 1. THE RESULTS OF TRACING 1970-71 UBC EDUCATION STUDENTS
Secondary
Elementary
Category
Programs
Programs
Total
Percentage
A — Teaching
351
460
811
68.6
B - Do Not Want to Teach
54
131
185
15.6
C - Want To Teach
32
84
116
9.8
D - Not Located
20
50
70
6.0
Totals
457
725
1,182
100
an individual who could not qualify for a teaching
certificate to obtain a letter of permission to teach.
According to the Public Schools act "The Minister (of
Education) may . • . issue letters of permission for
teaching to suitable persons whose services are required
for a specific purpose and for a specified period of
time."
In 1968, 488 letters of permission were issued, in
1969 -300 and in 1970-288. For the 1971-72 school
term a total of 174 letters of permission had been issued
by January, 1972. Eighty-seven of these were issued to
individuals who  did   not  possess a  university degree.
Any assumption that letters of permission are issued
to persons in the employ of school boards in remote
areas of the province is inaccurate. A total of 38 letters
of permission were issued for positions in the Lower
Mainland. Twenty of these were for subject areas -in
which there is still a shortage of qualified personnel
(home economics, industrial education and mass
cookery). The balance were issued for music, French,
drama, occupational, educable retarded, speech and
miscellaneous (6).
Potential teachers might do well to specialize in areas
in which there is still a recognized shortage, such as
home economics, commerce and physical education for
girls.
The provincial teacher training institutions are not
the source of all the beginning teachers hired annaully in
B.C. The most recent figures available from the
department of Education are for the 1970-71 schcrol
term. (See Table 2).
Table 2 shows that 23.4 per cent of the elementary
teachers and 35.7 per cent of the secondary teachers
hired in 1970 received their training outside B.C. A total
of 359 positions were filled by individuals who were
trained outside Canada. This suggests another reasen
why B.C. trainees have problems finding employment.
Investigation of the citizenship requirements for
individuals seeking certification to teach in B.C. as
compared with other provinces revealed that B.C. has
amazingly relaxed rules. In Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario,
Quebec and New Brunswick, applicants must have either
Canadian citizenship or must prove landed immigract
status.
FIGURES CITED
In Saskatchewan, an oath of allegiance may be
requested at the discretion of the Department of
Education. In Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island,
Newfoundland and B.C. neither Canadian citizenship nor
landed immigrant status is required for initial or
permanent teacher certification.
Turning to the question of the number of
B.C.-trained teachers who are certificated annually, the
most recent figures available from the Department *f
Education are for September, 1970. Sixty-eight per cent
of the new teachers in September, 1970, had attended a
B.C. teacher training institution at some time. In fact,
2,593 people completed training programs enabling
initial certification in B.C. during the 1969-70 academic
year. Theoretically they could have provided in excess of
80 per cent of the 3,229 teachers needed in the fall of
1970. However, only 1,774 chose to teach. This is only
54 per cent of the teachers needed.
Claims that there is an over-production of teachers by
B.C. teacher training institutions cannot be
substantiated.
On the subject of a surplus of teachers, Dr. C. B.
Conway, Director of the Research and Standards Branch
of the Department of Education, has stated: "The
present so-called surplus of teachers in B.C. is almost
entirely in Greater Vancouver and Greater Victoria.
Many  teacher-training  graduates  apply  only  in  urban
TABLE 2
SOURCES OF TEA
IN B.C.
PUBLIC SO
Location of
Teacher-Training
Institution
E
UBC, U. of Victoria,
Simon
V
Fraser U., Notre Dame U.
Other Canadian
provinces
Outside Canada
i
2/UBC Reports/Oct. 12,1972 MRS. D. CLAIRE HURLEY
areas. In 1970-71, 26 per cent of all teachers in the
northwest part of the province and 20 per cent of those
in the northeast region had not taught in B.C. in
1969-70, i.e., they were obtained from teacher training
institutions from outside the province or from other
occupations."
Department of Education figures show that the
enrolment in B.C. public schools in 1971 was 527,106.
By 1981 this figure is expected to reach 548,760. In the
intervening period, a decline in the total enrolment for
elementary schools is predicted to begin in 1973. It is
anticipated that this decline will continue until 1978,
vJhen the trend will be reversed. This prediction is based
on a B.C. Department of Education forecast of a record
number of births in B.C. in 1973-74.
Enrolment in the secondary schools should continue
to increase until 1978, according to these predictions.
Then the decline will resemble that forecast for
etementary schools.
Nevertheless, it is predicted that total enrolment in
the province will increase by 21,000 in the next nine
years. Such an increase will create hundreds of teaching
positions.
Estimates for the size of the teaching force in B.C.
predict an increase from 21,996 teachers in 1971 to
24,319 teachers in 1980. Coupled with this estimated
increase in the number of teachers required is an annual
attrition rate of nearly 15 per cent.
Obviously, if the enrolment predictions hold true and
the need for teachers increases steadily it may be some
time far in the future before B.C. teacher-training
institutions are producing sufficient teachers to meet all
the needs of the province.
Following are a few of the conclusions reached from
this research:
1. At the time this research was finished (February,
1972), the findings did not indicate that more teachers
are being trained by educational institutions in B.C. than
can be absorbed into the system.
2. While the group surveyed represents the largest
supply of teachers being trained at any B.C. institution,
the conclusions are not necessarily applicable to trainees
from Notre Dame University, Simon Fraser University or
the University of Victoria.
3. High school students and those in post-secondary
institutions should be encouraged to consider teaching as
a career. Provided that they have sufficient mobility,
there is no evidence to indicate that they will be
unemployed.
And, in conclusion, here are some possible remedies.
1. Perhaps it is time for the provincial Department of
Education to take a closer look at the question of
citizenship status when teaching certificates are being
issued. Proof of Canadian citizenship or landed
immigrant status could easily be made mandatory.
Enforcement of such a regulation should not be too
difficult for local school boards.
2. Letters of permission ought to be issued only after
an unfilled teaching position has been duly advertised in
the local press and the vacancy listed with the two
teachers' employment services run by the B.C. School
Trustees' Association and the B.C. Teachers' Federation.
It is amazing that unqualified personnel are in the
classrooms while fully qualified, certificated teachers are
unemployed.
3. Local school boards could be urged to give priority
to B.C.- and Canadian-trained teachers in filling
vacancies.
REVISE ACT
IHERS BEGINNING EMPLOYMENT
IOOLS, SEPTEMBER 1970
Elementary
Percentage of
smentary Beginners
Secondary
Percentage of
Secondary Beginners
75.6
61.4
11.0
17.3
12.4
18.4
4. Revision of the Pension Act to make early
retirement at age 55 a viable alternative would certainly
create some vacancies.
5. Since this research study was completed, there has
been a change of government in Victoria. Mrs. Eileen
Dailly, the new Minister of Education, has announced
two proposed changes in the Public Schools Act.
She has stated that the controversial Bill 3, an
amendment to the Public Schools Act, will be repealed.
Bill 3 gave the government the power to limit salary
increases for teachers to a fixed percentage and reduced
the amount school boards could spend for the operating
expenses for a school district from 110 per cent (of the
amount of the cost of the basic education program) to
108 per cent.
The result of these two clauses in Bill 3 has been to
place school boards in a financial strait jacket. The
financial squeeze forced boards to reduce drastically the
number of teachers to be employed in September, 1972.
More than 300 fewer teachers are employed in the
combined school districts of Vancouver and North and
West Vancouver this fall in comparison with 1971. The
size of classes throughout the Lower Mainland has risen
sharply, far surpassing the recommended limits of the
B.C. Teachers' Federation.
The proposed changes announced by Mrs. Dailly
should provide fast, fast relief.
Letter to the Editor
Dear Sir:
A great deal of scare-headline type of publicity has
been given to a temporary teacher surplus during the
past few months. There has been, as a result, a very
serious drop off in applicants to the teaching profession
— far in excess of anything warranted by the present
surplus.
The facts are that there is a temporary surplus only.
The surplus is chiefly in the Lower Mainland and is not
nearly as noticeable in the rest of the Province. The
surplus is mainly in certain subject areas such as English
and the social studies. There is, on the other hand, a
grave shortage of teachers of home economics. There is a
shortage of teachers of French. There is a shortage of
lady teachers of Physical Education. There is a general
shortage of excellent teachers.
If the present government were to restore the 110 per
cent grant to school districts or move toward a reduction
in class size it is likely that a shortage would
immediately result. Some figures often quoted are
totally unreliable. And in any case the surplus is
relatively small and is not sufficient to warrant such a
violent drop off in student teacher enrolment all across
Western Canada.
The dangers of a teacher shortage are far greater than
those of a relatively small and temporary surplus.
Yours truly,
N.V. Scarfe
Dean, Faculty of Education,
UBC
«"%^
There was plenty of room for parking back in 1922
when the Great Trek wound up at the shell of the
Chemistry building ... A campus parade of vintage
cars and Great Trekkers on Oct. 19 will highlight the
50th anniversary of the Trek.
Trek to be
Relived
On Thursday, Oct. 19, students and faculty will
have an opportunity to capture some of the
atmosphere of the famous Great Trek of 1922.
An abbreviated re-enactment of the Great Trek
will snake its way on campus that day as the highlight
of the 50th anniversary celebrations of that historic
student march.
Featuring vintage cars, a banner-festooned truck
with band and the Wally Wagon, Great Trek '72 will
start from 10th and Sasamat at noon and wind up at
the Cairn for a brief ceremony.
Some of the original organizers of the Great Trek
will ride in the parade. They include Dr. and Mrs. Ab
Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Roberts, Mr. and Mrs.
J.V. Clyne and Mr. R.L. McLeod.
After assembling at 12:30 p.m. at 10th and
Sasamat, the parade will go up 10th and along
University Boulevard, north on East Mall, along
Crescent Road to West Mall, south on West Mall, then
east on University Boulevard to Main Mall and the
Cairn.
The parade will wind up at the Cairn at about 1
p.m., where UBC President Walter Gage and
Chancellor Nathan Nemetz will give the party an
informal welcome. Dr. Ab Richards, who was AMS
president in 1922 and chairman of the Great Trek
committee, will seal a time capsule to be opened on
the 100th anniversary of the Trek.
The party will then gather at Cecil Green Park for
an informal tea and on the following evening, Friday,
Oct. 20, there will be a dinner in the Faculty Club for
the Great Trekkers and members of the classes of
1923, '24, '25 and '26. The dinner will be highlighted
by the presentation of the Great Trek Award for
1972.
LOANS
Continued from Page One
not repaid and had to be written off. (See table
below).
The default rate on Canada Student Loans made
to UBC students through the campus branch of the
Bank of Montreal is only 2.4 per cent, according to
Mr. Edward Hoskinson, the loans officer in the bank's
Student Union Building branch.
Mr. Hoskinson said it was "not bank policy to
release figures revealing how much money had been
borrowed by UBC students under the federal
government-guaranteed bank loan program.
In September, 1971, the finance department of
the federal government said the default rate under the
loans plan was about 4 per cent, or $5.4 million on a
total of $135 million due to be repaid at that time.
The table which follows applies only to those
loans funds which are directly under the control of
UBC.
Amount
Percentage of
Amount
Written
Write-Offs to
Fiscal Year
Issued
Off
Amount Issued
1967/68
$   281,679
$   268
0.10
1968/69
355,858
1,839
0.50
1969/70
315,150
1,385
0.44
1970/71
356,739
348
0.09
1971/72
348,448
1,680
0.48
$1,657,874      $5,520
0.33
UBC Reports/Oct. 12, 1972/3 Lecture
Change I. House Image
Colin Smith knows what it is like to be a
stranger in a strange land.
In seven .years as an educational adviser to
government ministries in Southeast Asia, Africa
and the West Indies, he has experienced the
culture shock of a new environment and knows
the problems that a newcomer has in trying to fit
into new surroundings.
That's why he believes he can bring some new
insights to the role of Director of International
House, a job he assumed in September, succeeding
David Roxburgh.
"Cross-cultural contacts have been part of my
life," says Smith,  a go-getter who,  in his first
MR. COLIN SMITH
month on the job, has taken a hard look at the
financial structure of International House and
taken st?ps to implement a reorganization of staff.
"The fact that I have lived in some parts of the
world from which our overseas students come
should enable me to help foreign students feel
more at home at International House."
Mr. Smith, 52, an adult education specialist and
former counsellor and teacher in B.C. schools in
addition to his overseas assignments, interrupted
the final year of doctoral studies at the University
of Michigan to take the International House post.
"I was due to complete my dissertation in
comparative and international education this fall.
However, my coming to International House will
delay that somewhat."
Mr. Smith says one of his first goals is to
increase Canadian participation in International
House.
"For example, I would like to see UBC
departments that are concerned with international
affairs make more use of International House for
seminars and classes.
"I believe that International House could
become more firmly established as part of the
community of scholars on campus.
"Certainly, interaction at a social level between
overseas and Canadian students is important and
we will continue to emphasize that. But
International House should form a dynamic and
integral part of the University community,
governed by the two main functions of a
university, teaching and research.
Mr. Smith said he would like to see disciplines
on campus that are internationally-oriented "free
themselves and become more open-structured to
the point where, perhaps, areas such as Asian
Studies or Latin American studies would use
International House facilities for study purposes."
He believes such academic involvement in
International House could offset the
misconception on the part of many students that
International House is for foreign students only
and that Canadians shouldn't intrude.
"Nothing, of course, could be further from the
truth," says Mr. Smith.
"Through their involvement in International
House, Canadian students meet overseas students
who are the very finest representatives of their
own countries. Many of them are here on
scholarships and they have a high professional
awareness. Most will return to be groomed for
leadership roles in their home countries."
Mr. Smith, who was born in Taber, Alberta,
received a B.A. from Dalhousie University in 1946,
a B.Ed, from UBC in 1953 and an M.A. (adult
education) from UBC in 1960.
From 1950 to 1960 Mr. Smith was a teacher
and  counsellor in secondary schools in  Dawson
Creek,    Grand     Forks,    North    Kamloops    and
Victoria.
In 1960, Mr. Smith accepted a Colombo Plan
appointment to Sarawak, Borneo, where he served
for  three years as principal  of two government
secondary schools.
From Southeast Asia Mr. Smith went to
Nigeria, where he was adult education advisor to
the Ministry of Education of midwestern Nigeria,
under Canada's Special Commonwealth African
Aid program.
Mr. Smith returned to British Columbia in 1966
and became an associate in the Education faculty
at Simon Fraser University. In 1968 he went to
Michigan State University to pursue doctoral
studies.
Planned
The Vancouver Institute's 1972-73 lecture series
will open at the University of B.C. on Oct. 21 with a
talk by Dean David V. Bates, the recently-appointed
dean of UBC's Faculty of Medicine.
A total of six lectures in the fields of medicine,
law, political science, geological prospecting, labor
and psychology are included in the pre-Christmas
program of the Institute, a "town-gown" organization
which has sponsored Saturday night talks at UBC for
more than 50 years.
All lectures are held in Room 106 of the Buchanan
Building on the UBC campus, beginning at 8:15 p.m.
There is no admission charge.
Following is a complete list of pre-Christmas
Institute lectures.
Oct. 21 — Dean David Bates, Faculty of Medicine,
UBC. "The Horse and Buggy Doctor."
Oct. 28 — Mr. Justice Patrick Hartt, Supreme
Court of Ontario, and Chairman, Law Reform
Commission of Canada. "Reform of the Criminal Law
in Contemporary Society."
Nov. 4 — Dr. C.B. Macpherson, Department of
Political Science, University of Toronto. "Can
Property Survive Democracy?"
Nov. 11 — Remembrance Day. No lecture.
Nov. 18. — Dr. H.O. Seigel, President, Scintrex
Ltd., Concord, Ontario. "Playing the Odds in
Scientific Prospecting."
Nov. 25 — Senator Edward M. Lawson, President,
Teamsters' Joint Council 36, Vancouver. "The State
of Trade Unionism."
Dec. 2 — Prof. Peter Suedfeld, Head, Department
of Psychology, UBC. "Beyond B.F. Skinner:
Freedom and Dignity?"
A brochure listing Vancouver Institute lectures is
available from UBC's Department of Information
Services, 228-3131.
The Vancouver branch of the Humanities
Association of Canada will open its 1972-73 program
at UBC on Oct. 18. Association lectures are held in
Salons A, B and C of the Faculty Club at 8 p.m.
Four of the six monthly lectures sponsored by the
Association are on Canadian topics in such fields as
literature, history and the North.
Dr. Harry Edinger, of UBC's Department of
Classics, is president of the Vancouver branch,
individual memberships, at $5 each, are available
from Dr. Hector Williams, Association
secretary-treasurer, also of the Classics department.
Following is a complete list of 1972-73 talks
sponsored by the Association.
Oct. 18 - Prof. Harold Livermore, Head, UBC
Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies.
"Cameons and n\sLusiads: 1572-1972."
Nov. 7 - Dr. Allan Smith, UBC History
Department. "Approaches to Canadian History; The
Last 25 Years."
Dec. 6 - Dr. William New, UBC English
Department. "Canadian Literature in Commonwealth
Contexts."
Jan. 10 - Prof. Michael Batts, Head, UBC German
Department. "Tristan and Isolde in European
Literature and Fine Art."
Feb. 14 — Prof. John Stager, UBC Geography
Department. "Canada's True North — Strong and
Free?"
March 14 — Mrs. Barbara Todd on "Laura Secord
and Jennie Buchanan: Writing Women's History in
Canada."
HHH Vol. 18, No. 13 - Oct. 12,
I ID I" 1972- Published by the
IIIII ■ University of British Columbia
MmwMWmj and distributed free. UBC
REPORTS Reports appears on Thursdays
during the University's winter session. J.A.
Banham, Editor. Louise Hoskin and Wendy
Coffey, Production Supervisors. Letters to the
Editor should be sent to Information Services,
Main Mall North Administration Building, UBC,
Vancouver 8, B.C.
4/UBC Reports/Oct. 12, 1972

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