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Volume 4, No. 5
May, 1958
Maclean's Paintings Double
Brock Hall Art Collection
Nine paintings by leading
British Columbia artists, commissioned by Maclean's magazine for a special centennial
edition, were presented to the
University at ceremonies in
Brock Hall on April 29.
Pierre Berton, managing editor of Maclean's, presented the
paintings to President N. A. M.
MacKenzie who said the collection was "an important landmark
not only for the growth of the
collection of Canadian paintings
now well established in Brock
Hall but also as a recognition of
the status of painting in this
Dr. MacKenzie accepted the
nine paintings for the Brock Hall
collection which will be doubled
in size as a result of the gift.
B.C. artists whose work is
represented in the collection are
B. C. Binning, Lawren Harris,
Joe Plaskett, John Korner, Ed
Hughes, Bruno and Molly Bo-
bak, Gordon Smith and Jack
Dr. MacKenzie said the nine
paintings also represented an interesting landmark in Canadian
journalism. It is probably the
first time, he said, that a Canadian journal has commissioned
paintings by leading artists to
represent the artistic merits of
the country or of the province.
"Maclean's magazine has established a notable precedent in
this regard," he added.
The president paid tribute to
the work in the past of Professor
Hunter Lewis, of the UBC English department and Gerry Mac-
donald, a member of the 1948
student council, both of whom
urged the establishment of a
Canadian art collection at UBC.
Nickel Company
Supports Meet
The first high school counsellors seminar held at UBC in
April can be termed a success
according to Col. J. F. McLean,
director of personnel services.
Several of the 47 high school
counsellors who attended the
three-day session have written
to UBC expressing congratulations at the success of the project.
Supported through a grant
from the International Nickel
Company of Canada Limited, the
seminar was sponsored by UBC's
counselling and placement department in co-operation with
the Faculty of Education and
the B.C. Department of Education.
Prince Bernhard
Receives Degree
Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands received an honourary
degree from the University May
9 when he visited Vancouver on
his  Canadian tour.
Five distinguished graduates of the University of
will receive honorary degrees at Spring Congregation cjSre-
monies marking the fiftieth anniversary of the grantiiu^of
the UBC Charter.
'   Three graduates of other Canadian Universities, who -'
distinguished themselves in community service, will a"
ceive degrees May 20 and 21, in the UBC Armoury.
Five Graduates Named
GUESSING GAME at recent presentation of nine paintings to University centred around the canvas of Jack
Shadbolt. "We kept discovering more and more owls," said
Pierre Berton (right), managing editor of Maclean's Magazine, who presented the group of paintings to the University. President N. A. M. MacKenzie accepted the canvasses
and turned them over to the Brock Hall Art Collection
which specializes in Canadian art.
Twenty-eight students of the Sopron division of the faculty
of   forestry   will   wear   the   colours   of   Hungary   when   they   are
presented to the Chancellor during graduation ceremonies
May 20 by Dean Kalman Roller, director of the division.
On the graduating hoods of the students, next to the green
cord of the forestry faculty will be a cord of red and white, the
colours of the Hungarian nation.
Their diplomas will read bachelor of science in forestry,
with the words "equivalent to graduate forest engineer from
Sopron  University, Hungary,"  added.
Belated Returns Boost
UBC Development Fund
The University of British Columbia Development Fund which
Paul E. Cooper, general chairman, turned over to Chancellor
A. E. Grauer on March 31 with
total contributions of $8,022,404
is still rolling along as belated
returns reach UBC.
The total on April 30 was $8,-
276,715 and there are still a number of major gifts to come. Nearly
all divisions show increases over
the totals reported at the close
of the campaign. Alumni and community    contributions    are    still
coming but the flow from business and industry has nearly
The Board of Governors, at its
meeting on April 28, placed on
record its "deep sense of gratitude" to Mr. Cooper and members of his executive for the excellent leadership they gave the
campaign. The resolution declared that the "dedicated and unselfish service" of the leaders
brought success despite the less
favourable economic conditions in
British Columbia.
UBC graduates receiving honorary degrees at Spring Congregation are: Dr. A. E. Grauer,
chancellor of UBC; Mrs. Evelyn
Storey Lett, wife of the Honourable Sherwood Lett, Chief Justice of B.C.'s Supreme Court and
a former UBC chancellor; Mr.
Justice A. E. Lord, of the B.C
Supreme Court; Mr. F. R. Jou
bin, who directed the discovery
and development of ten uranium
mines in three Canadian provinces from 1953 to 1956, and Prof.
Walter Gage, Dean of Administrative and Inter-faculty Affairs at UBC.
Graduates of other Canadian
universities who will receive
honorary degrees are: Judge
Joseph B. Clearihue, of Victoria; Mr. Ralph Pybus, president of the Canadian Chamber
of Commerce, and Dr. J. E. Wallace Sterling, president of Stanford University.
Mr. C. J. Thompson of the firm
of Thompson, Berwick, Pratt,
University architects, will also
receive an honourary degree on
the second day of congregation.
The degree of Doctor of Laws
honoris causa (LL.D.) will be
conferred on everyone except
Mr. Joubin who will receive an
honorary   Doctor   of  "Science
(D.Sc.) degree.
Tuesday, May 20, honorary de- IT
grees will be conferred on
Dean W. H. Gage, Dr. A. E.
Grauer, Mrs. Sherwood Lett, and
Dr. Wallace Sterling who will be
Congregation speaker.
Graduating students will receive Ph.D., M.A., M.F., M.S.W.,
B.S.W., B.A., B.Sc, B.H.E.,
B.P.E., B.S.P., M.D., and B.S.F.
Recipients of honorary degrees
Wednesday, May 21, will be
Judge J. B. Clearihue, Mr. Justice Lord, Mr. R. C. Pybus, Mr.
C. J. Thompson and Mr. Franc
Joubin who will address the Congregation.
Degrees of M.Sc, M.A.Sc,
M.S.A., M.Ed., M.B.A., B.A.SC,
B.Arch., B.S.A., LLB., B.Ed., and
B.Com., will be conferred on
graduating students.
Dr. Grauer, who succeeded Mr. (
TLett as chancellor of UBC last
year, is president of the B.C.
Electric and the B.C. Power Corporation. While at UBC he was
president of the Alma Mater Society, and two years after graduation   in   1924   was   awarded   a
Rhodes Scholarship.
Great Trekker Honoured
Mrs. Evelyn Storey Lett received both her Bachelor and
Master of Arts degrees from
UBC in 1917 and 1926 respectively.
She served on Students' Council for three years, twice as
president of the Women's Undergraduate Society and vice-president of the  A.M.S.
With her husband, Mrs. Lett
was a member of the student
committee named in 1914 to draw
up the constitution for the
Mr. Justice Lord graduated
from UBC in 1922. He was president of the A.M.S. in 1921, and
took a leading part in the Player's Club and the Athletic Society.
He   was   first   elected   to   the
UBC Senate in 1924 and to the
Board of Governors in 1940. He
has been re-elected to both
these bodies many times, and
still serves as honorary secretary
to the Board. He was named
UBC's first Great Trekker in
Mr. F. R. Joubin, a consulting
geologist now living in Toronto,
is noted for his recognition and
development of the Blind River
(Algoma) uranium field, regarded as one of the most important
uranium developments in the
He received his bachelor of
arts degree in 1936, and his
master of arts degree in 1943
from UBC. In 1925 he took
over the direction of Technical
Mine Consultants Limited of Toronto.
LL.D. for Dean Gage
New totals of the various divisions are:
National   Corporations      1  /
National Personal Gifts — - - _~
B.C. Corporations   	
B.C.  Personal  Gifts    _.. 	
Cancer,  Medical Research	
City of Vancouver   _ 	
Alumni   ...     	
Students    _ _...
/   125
Dean Walter Gage is best
known to generations of UBC
students as chairman of the Joint
Faculty Committee on Prizes,
Scholarships and Bursaries, and
as a witty mathematics lecturer.
He received his master of arts
degree from UBC in 1926, the
year after receiving his bachelor
of arts degree in mathematics. He
joined the UBC faculty in 1926,
and after teaching at Victoria
College from 1927 to 1933, he returned to UBC.
Judge Joseph B. Clearihue retired from the Board of Governors last year after serving for
a total of 22 years.
He was appointed judge of
the County Court of Victoria in
1952, and since 1947 has served
as chairman of Victoria College
Mr. Ralph Pybus, president
and general manager of
the Commonwealth Construction
Co. since 1956 is a graduate of
the University of Manitoba
where he received a bachelor of
science degree in 1922 and a
bachelor of architecture degree
in 1924. He came to Vancouver
four years later.
Dr. J. E. Wallace Sterling was
born in Linwood, Ont, and received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Ontario in 1927, and his master of
arts degree from the University
of Alberta in 1930.
He received his Ph.D. from
Stanford in 1938, and became
president of that University in
1949. He is a distinguished social scientist and historian.
Mr. Thompson is a graduate o£
British architectural schools and
received his final degree in 1004
from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
In 1912 Mr. Thompson was a
partner in the firm of Sharp and
Thompson which won the UBC
architectural   competition. U.B.C. REPORTS
May, 1958
MAY, 1958
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The Educational Debate
omics of Higher Education
^Decentralization of Education
iscussed at UBC Conference
really extraordinary response of all
Columbia communities to the Uni-
^ Development Fund has prompted
^university in turn to review the ser-
' -vices it now provides and might provide
to the communities of the Province.
The community and alumni chairmen
who are responsible for this most gratifying response, were invited to the Alumni
Association annual banquet, and also, to
stay over for a conference the following
day in order to discuss ways and means
whereby the University might improve its
services to the Province at large. The
conference was a very useful one and the
advice and counsel provided by the representatives who attended very valuable to
the University in planning future community relations programs.
It was apparent, as might have been
expected from the suggestions and comments that were made that the University
is best known nearer Vancouver, least
known farthest from Vancouver. Further,
as would be equally expected, it was best
known by virtue of the activities of the
President and the Extension Department
of the University. It became apparent
that there is virtually unlimited opportunity for the Extension Department to increase and diversify its services through
short courses, conferences, correspondence
courses, extra-mural courses for credit,
and extra-mural courses for their own
sake. It is certain that as funds become
available the Department will extend its
activities and in the directions indicated
by those who attended the conference.
A recurrent theme at the conference
had to do with ways and means whereby
the cost of University education might be
equalized for young men and women from
all parts of the province. The need for
more scholarships and busaries was
stressed. The question of decentralizing
higher education throughout the province
was also canvassed. The University's
point of view was outlined by the President, Dr. Norman MacKenzie, when he reviewed the progress that has been made
in increasing funds available for scholarships, bursaries, and loans over the past
ten years from $140,000 a year to $600,-
000. At the present time 20 per cent of
the student body are in receipt of help of
this kind. With regard to the decentralization of facilities for higher education,
he pointed out that he himself strongly
favoured the pattern which has been developed in the State of California, which
is that there is a Board of Regents for
one State university which now has seven
or eight branches, and which is responsible for the development of higher education throughout the State. He pointed
out further that it is vitally important to
everyone in the Province that the major
campus will be well equipped with laboratories, residences, qualified and well paid
faculty and adequate student assistance,
before the Province undertakes the additional cost of additional branches of the
The economics of higher education
today is such that for many branches of
learning, and in particular for the more
expensive branches of professional training such as medicine, engineering, etc., it
is undesirable to duplicate facilities because the cost of research equipment is
becoming so great that no society is
wealthy enough to duplicate it for relatively few students.  Likewise in the basic
sciences, such as physics and chemistry,
the cost of research equipment is also
such that it can only be afforded in relatively large institutions.
The date at which British Columbia
can develop branch institutions in the
liberal arts in other centres of the province will depend upon the amounts of
money that British Columbians want to
spend on higher education. Decentralizing
higher education is not less expensive, it
is more expensive than centralizing educational facilities. The University is still
lacking the funds and facilities to develop
a faculty of dentistry and other educational facilities needed in the province. It
is lacking in adequate student residences
any many of the classrooms and laboratory facilities it needs. All this does not
imply that higher education facilities
should not be decentralized. It simply
means that decentralization depends on
the adequacy of funds for the total needs
of higher education.
There is one other aspect of decentralization which needs full discussion and
full consideration, and that is that decentralization does not, as experience has
proved elsewhere, lessen the load of students at the principal university centres.
In fact it will increase the student load.
As young people get a start on higher
education in their home towns they wish
to continue it at more advanced levels in
the larger centres. Further, the weight of
evidence shows that young men and
women when they have to leave home to
pursue higher education, will tend almost
always to go to the larger rather than the
smaller centre away from home. From
this it would appear that continuing provision will have to be made to equalize the
cost of education as much as possible by
the provision of scholarships, bursaries
and loans, for all those who have to go
away from home as much as ten or twenty
miles. It is maintaining yourself away
from home that constitutes the major
share of expense, not the travel to and
from the relatively near or relatively far
The University is concerned to try in
every way to help equate the costs of education for promising students. It is for
this reason that this University entered
energetically into the campaign for national scholarships, bursaries and loans.
The Honourable Sidney Smith, speaking
at the University of British Columbia,
promised that the Federal Government, if
re-elected, would introduce a comprehensive scholarship and bursary program
which would, when fully developed,
amount to 40 million dollars worth of student assistance a year. This program will
be of invaluable assistance, though it will
not of course meet all student needs.
There still remains a great need for scholarship, bursary and loan assistance and a
great many of the communities in British
Columbia have made very considerable
contributions to the University's scholarship program.
The problems of equating the cost of
higher education will not be resolved
within a short time. The extent to which
decentralizing branches of the University
within the Province can contribute to
spread the cost will also need further discussion and clarification. Graduates and
other citizens who are concerned with this
question are invited to write to the University and express their views.
A Liberal Education
Leads to Fuller Life
Director, UBC Extension Department
The post-war years have been for Canada a period marked
by prosperity and enormous industrial expansion. We consider ourselves by every standard the most fortunate of
nations. The Centennial celebrations in British Columbia
reflect this spirit of achievement and optimism.
At a time when most Canadians were snugly and smugly
settled in their easy chairs to look at still another television
thriller, along came the biggest shock of our day—Sputnik.
It ushered in a new era and it sparked the educational battle
of the century.
Adults Make Crucial Decisions
In our soul-searching, we conveniently attributed any lack of
progress to the shortcomings of
our public schools and universities. Much less anxiety was expressed by grown-ups that the
issue of the day was equally a
matter concerning adult education. After all it is adults who
make the crucial decisions in society, not children.
As Robert Hutchins observes,
"A child may be brilliant, but
"do you know of a child who
could say something useful about
the ends of human life, or the
ways of reconciling freedom and
Today's headlines are asking
"How do we achieve a nation of
educated people?" After hearing
the educational debate rage for
some months let me submit, first
of all, that education for making
a living is secondary to the far
more important education for a
full life.
Vocational or professional education is obviously essential, but
an education which frees men
for living — a liberal education
— is everybody's business. The
staggering political, social and
economic problems of the day
will find satisfactory solution
only by men and women who
have learned the value of this
kind of education.
Liberal education covers a
broad field and its aims are not
readily defined. One primary
goal surely is the search for
knowledge of oneself, of others
and of the physical world- around
us. Basic is the eternal quest for
the meaning of life itself. The
liberally educated man will also
require the skill to think, in both-,
a well-informed and disciplined
way. Finally, he will acquire attitudes and values which reflect
the probing, mature mind.
Science and Liberal Education
Is a knowledge of science an
essential part of a liberal education? If the previously stated
goals are accepted, then science
is.obviously one aspect of a general education.
A wholesome appreciation and
understanding of general science
should prove a bulwark against
the tide of pessimism which
seizes today's reader of startling
world events. It seems to have
become fashionable to be bewildered   by   them.
But the purpose of a liberal
education is to free men,, because
they are seekers after truth. A
democratic society requires this
earnest search for truth on the
part of the individual, for democracy is a process, not a
single isolated achievement. It
often loses ground and is re-
won; it needs testing and reexamining. In a democracy, then,
some differences we learn to resolve; other differences, let us
hope, we learn to appreciate
and live with.
In our day the resources for
a   liberal   education   are   varied,
stimulating and rich beyond description. We owe much to improved communication. New interest is breathed into past history. The theories of great economists and scientists are discussed over radio and television
in the quiet of our homes. The
creative arts are realizing, as
never before, their unique capacity to bind together all humanity.
The services of universities attempt to reach out to Canadians
everywhere. There are the opportunities for adults in this
province to continue their spare-
time education through evening
classes, short courses and
"living-room learning." More
British Columbians each year
are discovering the rewards of
attending University amid the
magnificent summer setting of
our own campus. The number
availing themselves of all these
opportunities runs into some
thousands. This number will
have to increase greatly however before we can presume that
the people of this province really
believe  in  lifelong  education.
Education Rewards Cumulative
The rewards of a liberal edu
cation are cumulative; we benefit in our senior years from all
that has gone before. A striking
example may be given of what
one man has done, and what another might have done with his
hours for personal development.
What did Sir Winston Churchill
and Charles Darwin think of the
uses of a liberal education?
Churchill reflects on his early
manhood as a period when he developed an unusual appetite for
such interests as reading and
art. Later, in the midst of a life
weighed down with enormous
public responsibility, Churchill
found time to paint. And for
him one life-time is not sufficient. He once said "When I get
to heaven I mean to spend a considerable portion of my first million years in painting and so get
to the bottom of the subject."
And Churchill was concerned
with all forms of liberal education. "I have no doubt that men
and women earnestly seeking to
be guided to wide knowledge in
its largest sphere will make the
best of all pupils in this'age of
clatter and buzz, gape and gloat."
And what of Charles Darwin'
Late in life he saw his life so
crammed with scientific study
that the arts held no interest for
him. "My mind seems to have
become a kind of machine *or
grinding general laws out of
large collections of facts. If I
had to live my life again I
would have made a rule to read
some poetry and listen to some
music at least once every week;
for perhaps the parts of my
brain now atrophied would thus
have been kept active through
use. The loss of these tastes is
a loss of happiness."
At a time when we are endeavoring to discover and educate the best minds in the community, adults might ask themselves how they, at whatever age
they are, can enrich a culture
that will consider it natural to.
strive for standards of excellence
in everything. Such a society will
rightfully lay claim to greatness,
for it is a nation of liberally
educated people. May, 1958
FOUR-STOREY ADDITION to present Biological Sciences building should
also be ready fpr occupancy in September, 1959. The $1.1 million addition,
which will be connected to present building by a three-storey link, will
ease overcrowding and provide more laboratory and research space. Funds
for the additions will be made available from the UBC Development Fund
and grants from the provincial government.
CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT will expand into two new additions to their
presently overcrowded building in September, 1959, if construction contracts are completed on time. Artist's sketch shows the south addition"***'
the building which will house undergraduate labs and classrooms. Addition
on north will house graduate facilities. Cost of the additions, including,,
services and equipment, is $1.6 million.
University Forges Ahead
On New Building Program
The massive building program
designed to give the University
a new look is underway.
Money will come from the
UBC Development Fund, which
-jR-ill be matched by the provincial government and other
Before the summer is out contracts valued at $4.7 million will
be awarded for additions to the
biological sciences and chemistry
buildings and the first unit of
the  men's residences.
One of the four blocks which
will comprise the first unit of
the men's residences is already
under construction on Marine
Drive. Contracts for three other
blocks and a central dining and
recreation building will be
awarded in June.
The entire unit will be in full
operation in September, 1959.
Accommodation will be available
at that time for 400 male students. Total cost of the unit is
$2  million.
Tenders for the four-storey addition to the biological sciences
building will be opened in the
first week of June. Construction
will start immediately on the
$1.1 million addition and should
be complete by September, 1959.
Construction on two additions
to the existing chemistry building will probably begin during
June. The additions, on the
north and south ends of the
present building, will cost $1.6
South wing will accomodate
labs and classrooms for undergraduates while that on the
north will house graduate labs
and offices. Expected completion date is September, 1959.
A $2 million medical sciences
building, to be constructed opposite  the War Memorial  Gym-
Faculty Activities
Faculty Receives Aid
for Research, Travel
Nine members of the faculty have been awarded Canada
Council grants for further studies and research projects.
Prof. R. W. Walters, English department, was awarded a
senior fellowship, and Prof. G. L. Bursill-Hall, department
of romance studies, a pre-doctoral fellowship.
Short term grants were given to Dr. K. D. Neagele, and
B. R. Blishen, department of anthropology, sociology and
criminology; R. P. Dore, Asian studies; Miss Marketa C.
Goetz, department of German; H. V. Livermore, romance
studies; Dr. Stanley Z. Pech, Slavonic studies; and Dr. Avrum
Stroll, philosophy.
A. W. R. Carrothers, associate
professor of law, was elected
president of the Faculty Association at its annual general meeting.
Dr. K. D. Naegele has been
awarded a Ford Foundation fellowship to attend the Centre for
Advanced Study in the Behavioral
Science at Stanford University.
Dr. Jack Halpern will receive
$8,200 from the Petroleum Research Fund of the American
Chemical Society for research
which will provide fundamental
information of importance to the
petroleum industry and to certain   metallurgical   industries.
Dr. Harold C. Clark, assistant
professor in the department of
chemistry, has been awarded a
$3,750 grant by the Research Corporation of America for researches in inorganic chemistry.
The staff of the department of
zoology plans to honor three of
its pioneer zoologists by making
their names a part of the new
wing   of   the   biological   science
The department is recommending that the new wing be called
The C. McLean Fraser Building,
as a tribute to the first head of
the department. An office and a
research laboratory are to be
known as the W. A. Clemens
Rooms, in honor of the man who
guided the department through
the second phase of its development. The department's collection of some 350,000 named specimens for whose assembling Dr.
Spencer was responsible, is to
be house in a spacious area on
the fourth floor to be known as
the G. J. Spencer Entomological
Dr. Spencer was recently
elected an honorary member of
the Entomological Society of
Prof. J. Lewis Robinson, chairman of the division of geography,
has prepared articles on Canada
and Canadian resources for the
Encyclopaedia Britannica and
the Britannica Junior.
Grants of $750,000 for a
new library wing and
$18 5,000 for men's residences at UBC were announced by the Canada
Council as UBC Reports
went to press.
The grant for the library
wing means that UBC now
has $1,500,000 available
for this project. During the
UBC Development Fund industrialist Walter Koerner
donated $375,000 which
will be matched by the provincial government.
nasium, will allow the University's medical school to vacate
the huts which they presently
Contract   for   the   four-storey
building will be awarded in January, 1959.
Currently in the planning
stage is a new wing for the University Library and tenders may
be   called  for  the  badly-needed
addition   next   March.
The new wing will house an
undergraduate reading room and
an open shelf collection of
40,000 books. Wing will also
contain a science reading room,
space for special collections and
additional stack space.
Summer work to be carried out by the University's department of buildings and
grounds includes the installation
of services and utilities worth
Meanwhile, construction continues on three other campus
• The new faculty club, now 30
per cent complete, should be
open in December.
• International House will be
open when the winter session
begins in September and is currently 50 per cent complete.
• Row Housing for faculty on
Toronto Road, costing $200,-
000, is 60 per cent complete and
will be in operation in September.
The   University   also   plans   to
clear   100   acres   of   undeveloped
land   to   make   way   for   a   new
botanical garden.
The garden, to be located on
Southwest Marine, will contain
a collection of trees and shrubs
native to B.C. and exotic flora
from all over the world. Area
will also be used for courses in
landscape architecture, floriculture, silviculture, tree and plant
breeding, ecology and entomology.
STATUE of the late King
George VI will be unveiled
at UBC on June 22 at 2:30
p.m. by Lieutenant-Governor F. M. Ross. The nine-
foot statue is the gift of Mr.
P. A. Woodward to the
Vancouver Branch of the
War Amputations of Canada, who have, in turn, presented it to the University.
The statue, which will
stand in the garden area at
the south-east corner of the
War Memorial Gymnasium,
is a second casting of the
statue  of the King  on the
Mall leading
ham Palace
to   Bucking-
in    London,
Victoria College
Three Win
Grants For
Three members of the staff of
Victoria College will travel
abroad this summer and during
the coming year to carry out research projects.
Dr. Gwladys Downes, associate
professor of French, has received
a grant from the Humanities Association of Canada to continue
her work on the French writer
Paul Valery. She will spend the
coming year in England and
Dr. R. G. Lawrence, assistant
professor of English, will do research on the plays of Thomas
Middleton and William Rowley in
England during the coming year.
Dr. G. L. Tracy, assistant professor of German, will spend the
summer in Germany where he
will work on a descriptive syntax of contemporary standard
• * *
Victoria College completed its
most successful year in athletics
when basketballers brought home
the Dominion Junior Championship for the boys and the Provincial  Championship  for  the  girls.
U. K. Films
B.C. film users may now obtain United Kingdom Information Service films direct from the
University of B.C.
UBC was recently made western distributor for the films
which formerly had to be obtained through a central library
in Ottawa.
Two-day Course May Be
First of Many at UBC
Extension department officials will create a weekend discussion center at UBC if a pilot course on current international affairs is successful.     *~ "     '•
The current affairs lectures, on
May 17 and 18, may be extended
to cover a variety of topics ranging from the arts to contemporary  sociological  problems.
A reception at Mary Bollert
Hall, where participants will stay
during the weekend, will open
the current affairs series. Those
attending the course will have an
opportunity of meeting the instructors at the function.
Saturday and Sunday will be
devoted to four two-and-a-half
hour sessions. Dean F. H% Sow-
ard, head of UBC's history department and a former member
of the Canadian delegation to the
UN will discuss "The international outlook" at the first meeting,  Saturday  morning.
Emphasis will be placed on
discussion during the lectures.
Polio Foundation
Aids University
A grant of $650 from the B.C.
Polio Foundation has enabled
the University to carry out an
extensive polio immunization program.
Dr. A. K. Young, head of the
University's Health Service, said
the grant covered the purchase
of syringes and needles which
were necessary to immunize 4000
The program started in May,
1957 and a second vaccination,
completing the immunization,
was administered recently.
Dr. Young said that without
the grant from the' Polio "Foundation he doubted if the University could have carried out such
an extensive program. U.B.C. HEPORTS
May, 1958
Summer Session Ready
for Record Enrolment
A record credit course enrolment of 4,000 students is expected at UBC in Summer Session, July 7 to August 21,
Dr. K. F. Argue, director of Summer Session, predicts.
"Although about two-thirds of
our students will be teachers, our
courses are mostly in arts and
science," Dr. Argue says.
Approximately one-third of the
XJO courses given will be in education.
Registration must be completed by June 10th instead of
the first day of Summer Session
as in the past.
Indicative of the volume of
students expected this summer
are preparations for six sections
of English 100, and five sections
of English 200.
The school of home economics
has doubled its offerings; six
courses in music will be available
compared to four last year; and
two courses in social work will
be available for the first time.
Several outstanding lecturers
will be at UBC to teach in the
geography department which has
expanded its courses from four
to six for the summer.
Courses will be given by Prof.
R. B. Batchelder. Boston University, Prof. Archibald Macpherson.
University of Edinburgh, Prof.
Austin Miller, head of the department of geography, University of Reading, England, and Prof.
R. C. Estall, Loudon School of
Prof. R. C. Honeybone, of the
Institute of Education, University
of London, will give a course in
research in methods of teaching
geography, Education 508.
Broadway Stage
Director at
Theatre School
Distinguished Broadway stage
director and head of the Goodman Memorial Theatre in Chicago, Dr. John Reich, will be
guest director at the University's
Summer School of Theatre, July
7 to August 23.
Dr. Reich will direct the famous Salzburg version of Hugo
von • Hofmannsthal's "Everyman"
in the UBC Auditorium, August
12-16. Canadian actor, Leo Ciceri,
who has recently appeared in
productions in New York, London and Stratford, England, will
play the leading role. He is currently active in Canadian radio
and television in the east.
In his naUve Vienna, Dr. Reich
was stage director of the Austrian
State NationaL Theatre, and at
Max Reinhardt's famed "Theatre
in der Josefstadt" as well as at
the Salzburg Festival.
A "pioneer" in off-Broadway
and early TV drama, he has
directed English versions of
"Faust" and Schiller's "Mary Stuart," both of which won wide acclaim; Euripides' "Hippolytus,"
George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs.
Warren's Profession" and Somerset Maugham's "The Sacred
Flame." Among Dr. Reich's latest
Broadway ventures was a new
version of Pirandello's "Henry
IV," starring Burgess Meredith.
The production of "Everyman"
is included in the first Vancouver
International Festival program.
IT'S TOUR TIME again at UBC and many groups of elementary and secondary school children will be visiting
the campus for a foretaste of student life. These North
Vancouver students are shown with Dr. J. B. Brown in
the low temperature laboratory in the Physics Building.
Festival Stars
Music Program Features
World-Famous Artists
The world renowned Festival Quartet, consisting of Victor Babin, Szymon Goldberg, William Primrose and Nikolai
Graudan, will conduct master classes in chamber music at
the Summer School of Music.
These distinguished artists wil &
be featured guests of the Vancouver International Festival.
Their three-week series of master
classes for professional and advanced musicians, July 21 to
August 9, will include both individual and ensemble instruction.
Guest musical director for the
Wide Range of Topics in
Summer Lecture ^eries
A panel on contemporary theatre and a critics symposium
highlight a stimulating program of lectures arranged by the
Extension Department for July and August.
Three outstanding men of the
Noted Author to
Teach in Summer
Walter Havighurst, research
professor of English at Miami
University, Oxford, Ohio, will instruct a senior course in fiction
writing and criticism at Summer
Mr. Havighurst has been a staff
member of the Breadloaf Writers' Conference. Rocky Mountain Writers' Conference, and Indiana Writers'  Conference.
He is the author of several
books and a frequent contributor
to national magazines.
Malaya Subject
Of 5-Day Seminar
The Malayan Ambassador to
the United States. Dr. Ismail bin
Dato' Abdul Rahman, will be
among distinguished personalities taking part in a Seminar
on Malaya July 28 to August 1
arranged by the Extension Department.
Dr. Rahman will be accompanied by Mr. Ismail bin Mo-
hamed  Ali,  Malayan  minister.
Others taking part are Miss
C. M. Turnbull. department of
history, University of Malaya,
Mr. M. P. Carson, Canadian
trade commissioner in Singapore
and Dr. F. McCombie, department of health and welfare, Victoria, B.C.
Conducted along the lines of
last year's highly successful
seminar on Japan, the seminar
will consist of a series of morning and afternoon lectures followed by general discussions
and study groups on particular
aspects of Malayan affairs.
General chairman of the seminar is Gordon Selman, assistant
director of the Extension Department.
Potters to Learn  Kiln Building
A unique course for practising
potters entitled "How to Build
a Kiln" will be given at the Sum
mer  School   of  Arts   and  Crafts.
Instructor  is   well - known  B.C.
potter David L. Marlon-Lambert
theatre will be on hand to discuss contemporary theatre —
Douglas Seale of the Old Vic and
Birmingham Repertory theatres,
Gunther Rennert, foremost producer of opera on the European
continent, and John Reich, head
of the Goodman Memorial Theatre, Chicago.
Critics symposium will consist
of Alexander Fried of the San
Francisco Examiner, Herbert
Whittaker of the Toronto Globe
and Mail, and Eric McLean, Montreal Star, and La Roche of Montreal  La  Presse.
Dr. Paul Nettl, musicologist
from Indiana University, will be
heard in a special series of lectures on "The Humanitarian Idea
in 16th Century Music."
Other guest lecturers on topics
ranging from Malayan affairs to
Canada's post-war poetry include
Sir Arthur Binns, Director of
Education for the County of Lancashire, England; A. B. de Friess,
director of Maucitshuis Art Institute, the Hague, Holland; Miss
('. M. Turnbull, University of
Malaya; and Dr. Malcolm Ross,
Queens University, Kingston,
Summer School of Music will be
George Schick, music co-ordin-
ator for the television opera company of the National Broadcasting Corporation. He will instruct
students in opera and conduct
the University Chorus, in addition to directing three one-act
operas to be presented at the
conclusion of the school.
Triple opera bill will be made
up of "Lantern Marriage" by
Jacques Offenbach, "There and
Back"   by   Paul   Hindemith,   and
the world premiere of "Sgan-
arelle" by Walter K'aufmann.
Mr. Aksel Schiotz will conduct
individual and master classes in
interpretation of lieder and concert literature and in vocal techniques.
Mr. Schiotz, presently teaching
at the University of Minnesota
in Minneapolis, will give a lieder
recital on August 13 as a guest
artist of the Vancouver International   Festival.
The program for the Summer
School of Music has been arranged in consultation with Mr.
Nicholas Goldschmidt, now Artistic and Managing Director of
the Vancouver International Festival, who has directed the School
for the past eight years.
Roll In
The Alumni Association has received addresses for several hundred graduates during the year
we have been running this column.
In anticipation of continued
good results here is another list.
Degree and year of graduation
follow name.
Mrs. Thomas Easterbrook (Dorothy M. Walker) BA '33: Helen
Mavis Eastham BA '39; Gladys
Rae Eckford BA '50.
Allan H. Eden BSA *28; Beth
E. Edwards BA '45; Frederick H.
Edwards BASc '49; Joan Elizabeth Edwards BA '31; Dr. Thomas
Joseph Egan BA '48.
Alexander Victor Ellanski BSF
'53; Frederick W. Elley BASc
'27; Edward D. Elliott BA '47;
Francis J. Ellis BASc '41; Madeleine B. Ellis BA '36, MA '37;
Florence Ruth Ellison BA '31;
Shirley E. Ellison BA 50.
Joseph E. Elson BASc '50; Jesse
R. Esler BA '37; Colin G. Evans
BCom '50; Donald C. Evans BASc
Eldred Keith Evans BA '36; G.
A. Fahlman BA '48; May Fauv
foull BA 33; Joseph G. Falconer
BASc '26;; John L. Farrington
BASc '28; Allan P. Fawley BASc
'37; Roman Fedoroff BSA '34.
Mrs. Anne (Home) Femets BA j
'46; John C. Ferguson BA '44;
Eleanor J. Fergusson BA '49.—
Mrs. Margaret Jean Ferry BSW
'50;; Marion C. Field BA '39; Marguerite L. Finch BA '42; Mrs. H.
Fink (Irene R. Steiner) BA '46.
James A. D. Finlay BSW '47;
Mrs. F. D. Finlayson (Beverley
J. Adams) BA '44; Lorna Alice
Fleming BSW '51; Marion Kath-
erine Fleming BA '40; Helen Vera
Fleming   BA   '40;   Christie   Wm.
Fletcher BCom '35; Sheila F.
"Flight BA *50; Frederick WM.
Flowers BA '50; Marion B. iFloyd
BA '51.
Richard Gordon Foolkes BA
'50; Kathleen Patricia Ford BA
'48, BSW '49; Hugh L. Forrest
BA '48; Barbara S. Forrester
BCom '48; Beatrice Elaine Forsyth BA '48; Winston M. Foster
BCom '48; Cyrille Fournier BA
'53; Mrs. R. P. Cotterell (E. I.
Fournier) BA '20; Mrs. Gwendolyns Fouty (Richardson) BA '49,
BSW '50.
Dorothy McL. Fowler BA '35;
Priscilla Ida Fox BA '40; Joseph
D. Foxcroft BA '47; Margaret V.
Francis BA '43; Donald A. Fraser
BASc '45; Joseph Gordon Fraser
BA 19; Aylmer E. Frederick BA
'51; Grace M. Freeborn BA '27;
Maurice Freeman BA '26.
Extension  Appoints
Conference  Manager
Gordon Selman, assistant director of the Extension Department, has been appointed full-time conference manager to supervise 40 conferences to be
held at UBC this spring and summer which officials
estimate will be attended by more than 10,000 people.
Appointment was necessitated by the growing demand from organizations outside the University to
provide conference facilities.
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