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Volume 4, No. 7
November, 1958
BIG TASK facing UBC Librarian Neal Harlow in next year is unpacking 300 cartons
contahrng an estimated 20,000 volumes of Canadiana presented to UBC by the Friends
of the Library. The ten-ton collection, purchased from the estate of the late Thomas
Murray of Montreal, gives UBC one of the finest collections of books on Canada in the
Ten Tons Given by
'Friends' of Library
A huge collection of books
about Canada, weighing ten tons
and containing an estimated
20,000 volumes, has been presented to the University of British Columbia library.
The collection was acquired by
an organization known as the
"Friends of the Library" from the
estate of the late Thomas Murray, a Montreal manufacturer
who died in 1955. The "Friends
of the Library" was formed two
years   ago   to   encourage   an   interest in the development of the
UBC library.
The acquisition will give UBC
one of the finest collections of
Canadiana in the world according to librarian Neal Harlow, who
announced the purchase at the
autumn meeting of the "Friends".
"We know we have ten tons of
books because we paid transportation on that weight," Mr.
Harlow said.   "As for the number
Registration Hits New
High -11% Increase
A record total of 9918 students
have registered for the 1958-59
winter session at UBC — an increase of 11 per cent over last
UBC Registrar Jack Parnall,
who released the figures recently,
said the greatest increase in numbers occurred in the faculties of
arts and science and education.
Mr. Parnall said student registration might hit 10,000 in January when Ph.D. and partial course
students complete their registration.
Enrolment in the faculty of arts
and science increased 18 per cent
this year from 4179 to 4907. In
education enrolment jumped from
1122 to 1442—-an increase of 320
The grand total of 9918 students compares to 8904 registered
at the same time last year. Second term registration last year
totalled 82 and if the same number register this year final registration figures will be exactly
A comparison of enrolment figures in other faculties for the two
sessions follows:
Applied Science      1416
Forestry       137
Law      246
Pharmacy      ■.   124
Medicine       213
Commerce      590
Graduate Studies .:      559
Sopron Forestry School ......    129
of books contained in the 300 cartons, that's anyone's guess. Only
4000 of them were catalogued and
The collection contains the first
book printed in Montreal, a tiny
volume of 37 pages measuring 5V4
inches by 3V4 inches, valued at
between $500 and $600. The book
outlines the regulations of a lay
association associated with the
Seminaire de St. Sulpice.
WORTH  $850
Another volume, valued at
$850, was written by Nicholas
Denys, an early governor of
Acadia, and contains an early
map and description of the Mari-
times. Two other interesting volumes are personal accounts of
the 1837 rebellion written by
Louis Joseph Papineau and William Lyon MacKenzie.
Mr. Harlow expects it will take
UBC librarians more than a year
to catalogue the collection and
get it ready for general use. "The
chief value of the collection lies
in the fact that it is rich in publications relating to Eastern Can
ada," Mr. Harlow said.
The late Thomas Murray, who
was born in Toronto in 1878, became a book collector at an early
age. He moved to Montreal at
the turn of the century and retired from the garment business
at the age of 50 to open a book
Described as a shrewd businessman who kept his own counsel he amazed book collectors
with his phenomenal memory
and minute knowledge of books.
He never invited visitors to see
his collection and it is doubtful
if anyone knew of its extent or
content until his death.
Campus Readied for
Return of Graduates
Thousands of graduates are expected to return to the
campus November 14 and 15 to take part in the most extensive Homecoming program ever planned by the Alumni
Association and the Alma Mater Society.
A highlight of the Golden Jubilee Homecoming will be
the introduction of three lecture-discussion sessions designed
to bring graduates up-to-date on developments in Russian
education, Pacific trade and current French political affairs.
Three Panels on Current Affairs
Titles of the three Saturday morning lectures are: "USSR-Canadian Education—Parallels and Contrasts"; "Pacific Trade—Potentialities and Problems", and "France—Decadent or Re-vitalized Democracy?"
The education panel will be chaired by the dean of UBCs faculty
of education, Neville Scarfe. Panellists will be Prof. J. O. St. Clair-
Sobell and Dr. Cyril Bryner, both of whom were in Russia during
the summer, and Mr. F. C. Hardwick of the college of education.
The Pacific trade panel will be chaired by Ronald Dore of Asian
studies. Speakers will be Prof. Shigeto Tsuru, a Japanese economist
visiting UBC and Vancouver businessman H. J. McKenzie.
Dr. Jean Leponce of UBC's department of economics and political science will discuss recent developments in France. All discussion groups will meet in Brock Hall from 10 a.m. to noon.
Mart Kenny Plays at Alumni Ball
Registration for Homecoming will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. in
Brock Hall. Information on the day's program will be available and
tickets for the noon luncheon and the evening dance will be on sale.
Another feature of the morning program will be the faculty
coffee parties in Brock Hall. The Great Trekker award will be presented at half time of the Thunderbird—Central Washington football game which begins at 2 p.m. at the Stadium.
Following the football game graduates will be able to tour the
campus on jitneys and see new construction. Class reunions for the
years '28, '33, '38, '43 and '48 begin at 6 p.m.
Evening entertainment will center around Brock Hall where
graduates will be able to dance to the music of Mart Kenny and his
Western Gentlemen.
Homecoming Schedule
6:00 p.m. —Basketball dinner in War Memorial  Gym for
Thunderbird players of former years.
8:00 p.m. —Old-timers' game—War Memorial Gym. Basket
ball greats of the past will clash in a short
8:30 p.m. —Graduates vs.  Thunderbirds  Basketball game.
The annual challenge match between today's
'Birds and past greats.
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.—Registration in Brock Hall.   Full information
about the day's program will be available.
9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.—Faculty coffee parties—Meet your old professors and new faculty members in the main
lounge of Brock Hall.
10:00 a.m.-12 noon—Lecture discussion groups on Russian education, Pacific trade and current French history
meet in Brock Hall.
-Homecoming luncheon in Brock Hall. A presentation will be made to Johnny Owen, well-
known campus sports personality.
-Thunderbirds vs. Central Washington College
football game in UBC stadium. Half time presentation of Great Trekker award.
4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.—Tours   of   expanding   campus   by   jitney   for
weary grads.
6:00 p.m. —Class reunions for years '28, '33, '38, '43 and '48
begin in Brock Hall.
9:00 p.m. —Alumni social and ball in Brock Hall. Dancing
to the music of Mart Kenny and other bands.
NOTE:  Grads who tire of talking may want to attend the UBC
Players Club fall plays which begin at 8:30 p.m. in the
auditorium.   Tickets will be available at the registration
desk or at the door.
12:00 noon
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.-
The University of British Columbia Development Fund has
received a $75,000 boost from the B.C. Foundation for Child Care,
Poliomyelitis and Rehabilitation.
Directors of the Child Care and Poliomyelitis Fund which is
sponsored by the Kinsmen's Clubs of British Columbia have made
the gift to UBC to provide space in the new Medical Sciences
center for the department of neurological research.
"If is the feeling of our board that many child care problems
stem from neurological origins," says Robert Howard, president
of the Foundation, "and we believe the research done by Dr.
Gibson's department at the University of British Columbia will
contribute to the diminution of child care and rehabilitation
needs."       •
The UBC Development Fund now stands at $8,455,599 with
some new gifts still coining in. U.B.C. REPORTS
November, 1958
VOLUME 4,  No. 7 VANCOUVER   8,   B.C.
NOVEMBER,   1958
JAMES A. BANHAM, editor LAREE  SPRAY   HEIDE,  assistant
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa. Published by the University of
British Columbia and distributed free of charge to friends and graduates of the University. Permission   is   granted   for   the   material   appearing herein to be reprinted freely.
Focus on the Future
The year 1958 has been a notable one
for the province and the University. UBC
has taken an appropriate and active part
in the centennial celebrations and commemorated its own golden jubilee by staging two special congregations which honoured academic and political leaders.
The most significant event in the University year, however, was the outstanding success of the appeal for funds which
are even now being utilized to transform
the campus. Six buildings are under construction and three more are on the drawing boards of the University's architects.
The funds for this construction have
been drawn from an astonishing variety of
sources — individuals, corporations and
civic, provincial and federal governments.
Because of these events attention has
been focused on the future of the University and we are pleased to note that the
Alumni Association has stressed this in its
plans for Homecoming. The success of the
development fund has placed new demands
on this organization and it is in the throes
of developing a new program to meet the
demands of awakened interest.
The 1958 Homecoming program — the
most extensive ever planned — symbolizes
this new awareness of the problems of the
University. Coupled with events of lasting
interest the weekend should prove to be
memorable and stimulating.
Homecoming 1958 will be a time of
looking forward as well as backward — an
opportunity to relive significant moments
of the past and to see the beginnings of a
glorious future.
The Heart of a University
The University is fortunate indeed to
have associated with it so active and enterprising a group as the "Friends of the
The group's latest gift to the library —
20,000 volumes of Canadiana acquired
from the estate of Montreal bookseller
Thomas Murray — is significant for two
In the first place, UBC will be able to
attract scholars and graduate students
anxious to pursue research in the field of
Canadian history. And secondly, the fact
that we possess special collections will encourage others to donate valuable material
in allied fields.   Accordingly, the new lib
rary   wing   includes   a   special   collections
room containing this rare material.
At the heart of all great universities
stands a library supported by adequate
funds which allow it to purchase special
collections when they become available.
The "Friends" are now in the process of
building up a reserve fund which will enable the library to do this.
The future expansion and excellence of
the UBC library will be directly proportional to the degree of support given by
individuals, corporations and governments
to organizations such as the "Friends of
the Library."
Development Fund Still Open
A useful reminder that the UBC Development Fund is still open to receive
gifts from all sources came recently with
the announcement that the B.C. Foundation for Child Care, Poliomyelitis and Rehabilitation had donated $75,000. (See
story page 1.)
The gift means that the University will
have an additional $75,000 available to
spend on other projects because the sum
will be doubled by the provincial government which has promised to match everything up to $10,000,000.
This generous offer by the provincial
government will not last indefinitely. The
time is not too far distant when the Development Fund will have to close its books
Readers of "UBC REPORTS" were asked to write to
the edhor commenting on the decision of the University's
committee on art to purchase a piece of sculpture entitled
"Madonna of the Cedars" by Victoria artist Alfred Carlsen,
one of thirty entries in the summer outdoor sculpture
display. The committee had to decide between Mr. Carl-
sen's work and that of Vancouver sculptor Robert Clothier,
whose work was entitled "Birdies." The committee, which
decided to purchase Mr. Carlsen's work, refused to give
reasons for their choice and readers were asked to state
which piece they preferred and why. A selection of letters
Editor, UBC Reports:
My preference ... is toward "Birdies."
The  main  characteristic  of both  sculptures  is
ugliness.  Neither Madonnas nor Cedars are really
ugly.   Birdies,  in the  nesting stage,  always  are.
Therefore "Birdies" is the more honest sculpture.
If  the  title  of Mr.  Carlsen's  work  had  been
"Babe   in   the   Woods"   or   "Kidnapped"   or   "1st
Murder"    I   would    consider    him    a    legitimate
Margaret Cartwright
Editor, UBC Reports:
. . . my wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed
this summer's display of sculpture on the campus.
In fact we have taken numbers of out-of-town
guests to see it and have spent many a stimulating hour discussing the various exhibits.
We  ourselves  would  have  chosen  the  one  of
and many who have not yet donated will
see their gifts go unmatched.
The UBC Development Fund now
stands at almost $8.5 million — $1.5 million short of the maximum to be matched
by the government. It will be seriously
detrimental to the University's expansion
plans if a gap remains when the books
close. It may mean that some urgent need
in the building program will go unmet.
In a campaign as exhaustive and extensive as ours it was inevitable that some
would not be contacted. The Fund has
been open so that these late gifts may be
eligible for the matching grants. Those
who are concerned with the future of
higher education in B.C. should not miss
this opportunity.
the   two   men   bracing   themselves   against   the
storm as the best.
Of the two ... we agree that the "Madonna
of the Cedars" is best, mainly because it has a
human appeal. "Birdies" . . . looks too much
like a piece of machinery.
H. G. Trumpler
Editor, UBC Reports:
"Madonna of the Cedars" because it is more
typical of the B.C. forests.
M. Klassen
Editor,  UBC  Reports:
... I wish to express my satisfaction and
pleasure in the selection of "Madonna of the
Cedars"   for  the   prize.
It is a real message to convey—peace of mind,
tranquility—whereas "Birdies" expresses—nothing.
Unless, perhaps, it is meant to portray people
of the world of today as a nest of young birds
whose only thought is to grasp for themselves
whatever comes into reach. I find the "Madonna
of the Cedars," with its spirit of having risen
above greed and strife,  much more satisfying.
Laura M. Ketcheson
Editor, UBC Reports:
. . . "who is the bird-brain?"—The sculptor or
the committee wanting to throw away $600?
Arthur  A.  Land.
President Hints at
Student Fee Increase
UBC's president has hinted to students that  they may
be paying higher fees next year.
And  he  promised  that  if and^ ~~~     77~.       Z    7,
revenues  of the  University  than
when the Board of Governors
does consider an increase representatives of the student body
will be consulted.
The suggestion of a fee increase was made by President N.
A. M. MacKenzie during his address to the student body shortly
after the winter session opened.
The University's goal now
should be excellence in everything we do or attempt, the president said, and adequate money
can be one of the basic essentials
upon which to build for excellence.
Each year the salaries of UBC's
teaching and research staff have
been increased and it is the
policy of the board to ensure that
just as soon as possible we will
provide and maintain salaries and
living conditions as good as those
in any other University in Canada, the president continued.
"I mention this," he added,
". . . to bring to the attention of
students . . . the fact that one
of the main sources of revenue is
students' fees."
The president pointed out that
over the past 15 years student
fees have been contributing less
and less to UBC's total costs of
operation. (Editor's Note: In 1957-
58 student fees accounted for
17.2% of UBC's revenue compared to 22.5% in 56-57, 33.4% in
50-51, and 47.81%  in 47-48.)
Since 1951, when UBC announced its last fee increase,
"every other institution that I
know of has been asking more
and more of its student body,"
the president continued.
"Because of this I am certain,
even while I regret it, that our
own student body must be prepared to contribute more to the
they are presently doing, and this
.... : a.v ;,_ i,(jiie through an increase in fees," he added.
The president opened his address with some remarks concerning the recent changes in
Canadian defence policy, which
he said would "affect everyone in
this audience."
The arrangement that Canada
seems to have adopted is that of
becoming a northern projection
of the United States defences, he
"In this arrangement we buy
their weapons, are trained and
directed by them, and provide
their forces with bases and facilities in appropriate areas across
our country."
The president continued: "Because of this it seems to me that
in future practically all the research and development involved
in weapons will be done in the
United States, and if this be true,
bright young men and women
will flow south across the line
where their brains, their abilities
and their training can be used.
"It also means that the best and
the more adventurous of our
labour force will be more likely
to find suitable employment at
Boeing's in Seattle than at Avro
in Toronto."
All this may be necessary, the
president said, adding, "I am
concerned with pointing out that
this may mark a turning point in
three hundred years of history,
in which Canadians, in the face
of almost insuperable obstacles
and contrary to the natural lines
of development, have struggled
to be free and to create a Canadian nation of which they can be
Estate Expert Named to
Commerce Faculty Staff
PROFESSOR PHILIP H. WHITE, head of the valuation department of the College of Estate Management at the University
of London, England, has joined the staff of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of British
In announcing the appointment, Dean E. D. MacPhee said
Prof. White would be engaged in teaching and research in estate
management including land economics and development, financing,
taxation,   appraisal   and   investment.
He will also organize and direct a pre-licensing course for the
Real Estate Council of B.C. and conduct evening and correspondence
training  courses  in  real  estate  appraisal.
DR. M IK LOS D. F. UDVARDY, assistant professor in the department of zoology on leave of absence to teach at the University
of Hawaii, reports from the Islands on the enthusiastic reception
accorded  new  faculty  members  there.
His main courses there are zoogeography and evolution with
classes arranged to permit four days a week free for bird research.
Dr. Udvardy is studying the fauna in the rain forest of the
mountains and has spent some time at a tropical sea-bird colony.
DR. CYRIL BELSHAW, associate professor of anthropology,
with his wife and two children, will be experiencing life in small
Fijian villages for the next several months.
Economic development and social changes in the islands are
under observation by Dr. Belshaw now in residence in a remote
His studies during the year's leave of absence are supported
by UBC and the Bishop Museum of .Honolulu as well as other
DR. KASPAR D. NAEGELE, assistant professor of sociology,
is in Palo Alto, Calif., on a fellowship at the Centre for Advanced
Study in  the  Behavioral Sciences  at  Stanford University.
He will devote the greater part of the academic year to a set
of essays dealing with social roles as studied by himself and his
students during the past four years. Dr. Naegele is the first
scholar in Canada to receive a fellowship to the California centre. November, 1958
TWO MAJOR building projects now on the drawing boards of Thompson,
Berwick and Pratt, the University architects, are the new wing to the
UBC library (right) and the central dining and recreational block to
serve the men's residences.   Two units of the men's residences are now
under construction on Marine Drive and the contract for a third will be let
shortly. New wing to the library will contain an undergraduate reading
room and a special section to house valuable collections presented to the
UBC Architects
Three More Bu
More   than   $3,000,000  worth  of
buildings under construction will
'* tie on view to graduates returning to the campus for Homecoming celebrations November 14-15.
Three additional projects, now
on the drawing boards of Thomp-
_,   son,  Berwick  and  Pratt,  University   architects,   are   the   library
wing, the medical sciences building  and  the  central  dining  and
recreational lounge for the men's
* residences.    Total   cost   of   these
projects will be more than $4,-
Plans for the new library wing
on the south side of the present
building were revealed at the fall
meeting of the Friends of the
Library by librarian Neal Harlow.
The new building will house
an undergraduate reading room
containing 40,000 volumes as well
as a science library and areas for
special collections such as that
recently    purchased   from   the
Special Training School
For Education College
The first department of education for teachers of handicapped children in Canada will be established at the University of British Columbia Dean Neville Scarfe, head of the
rcollege of education, has announced.
.    Heading the school will be Pro-^
fessor J. A. Richardson, deputy
director of the remedial education centre at the University of
Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
The  appointment  of  Professor
Richardson   is   the   result   of   a
grant of $36,000 to the college of
P* education from the  British  Columbia Foundation for Child Care,
*: Poliomyelitis and Rehabilitation,
which raises its funds through the
Kinsman - sponsored Mothers'
„ "This organization has been
keenly interested in and aware
of the need for special education
because of their work with the
"physically    handicapped,"    Dean
'   Scarfe said.   "Because of this in-
Basic Russian
for Scientists
' Registers 275
A new course in basic Russian
for scientists has an enrolment of
275 persons, according to officials
t   in   the   department   of   Slavonic
N Studies, which offers the  course.
Main purpose of the course is
to give students a reading knowledge of Russian which will enable them to translate articles in
,, Russian scientific journals.
The course has been split into
six sections—Ave for undergraduates and one for graduate students and faculty. An additional
13 persons have enrolled for an
evening course offered by the
Extension department.
UBC's library is well-stocked
with Russian scientific journals,
according to librarian Neal Harlow. "We have been purchasing
.^Russian periodicals devoted to
the basic sciences and medicine
for the past five or six years," he
terest the first department of education for handicapped children
in Canada will be established at
UBC and Professor Richardson
will hold the first chair of special education in Canada," he
The new department will offer
three courses in the teaching of
handicapped and retarded children. Dean Scarfe said. Professor
Richardson will also co-operate
with UBC's faculty of medicine at
the rehabilitation center at the
Vancouver   General   Hospital.
UBC's college of education now
gives one course in the teaching
of handicapped and retarded children. A total of 40 students are
registered. A similar course during the UBC summer session had
a registration of 50 students.
Professor Richardson, who is
expected to arrive in Vancouver
during November, was born in
England and obtained an honours
degree in history from Liverpool
university in 1936. He served in
the Royal Army Medical Corps
during World War II and then attended Birmingham University
where he obtained his masters
degree in education.
In 1950 he was appointed lecturer in education at Otago University in New Zealand. Two years
later he was named deputy director of the remedial education
center at the University of
Queensland, where he obtained
his Ph.D. degree.
For the past six years Dr. Richardson has carried out extensive
clinical service for handicapped
children and has dealt with
physical and mental retardation.
He is author of 14 articles on retarded children and is editor of
an Australian journal entitled,
"The Slow Learning Child."
estate  of  Thomas  Murray.   (See
story page 1.)
A total of $1,500,000 is available
for the library project made up
of a donation to the UBC Development Fund by Mr. Walter
Koerner of $375,000, which will
be matched by the provincial
government, and a grant of $750,-
000 from the Canada Council.
The Medical Sciences Building,
which will cost approximately
$2,000,000 will provide teaching
and research facilities for UBC's
faculty of medicine.
The $1,000,000 dining and recreational block will service the
men's residence development
located on Marine Drive adjacent to the campus. Two units of
the residences are currently
under construction. Each will
house iOO students.
Other buildings under construction are the faculty club and
senior social center at the north
end of the centre mall, additions
to the biological sciences and
chemistry buildings and Interna-
ational house, which will be open
to students on November 17. The
official opening will not take
place until next year.
Construction of UBC's fifth
theological college, Carey Hall,
is in the offing. Prime Minister
John Diefenbaker turned the first
sod for the Baptist college while
on the campus to receive an honorary degree in September.
Earlier the same month Canada's apostolic delegate, Archbishop Giovanni Panico, visited
the campus to officially open St.
Mark's College, the new Roman
Catholic residence.
In October the federal government announced that a $1,354,023
contract had been awarded to a
Vancouver firm for the construction of a new science service
laboratory on Marine Drive.
Surgeon commander Maurice D. Young, of the department of paediatrics, has been appointed commanding
officer of the University Naval Training division at UBC.
He succeeds Commander E. S. W. Belyea, commander
of the UNTD since July, 1955. Commander Belyea is an
associate professor in the department of psychology at
In accordance with the new policy of replacing resident staff officers for each service detachment with a
single officer, Major John M. Reynolds has been appointed   armed   forces   resident   staff   officer   at  UBC.
New Appointment Made
By Extension Director
One new appointment and two replacements to the staff
of the  University's  extension  department were  announced
recently by the director, Dr. John Friesen.
E.  "Bert"  Curtis  has  been*'
named supervisor of short courses
and conferences. This service is
a recent addition to the department's program.
Entering UBC upon completion
of service in the R.C.A.F., Mr.
Curtis received his B.A. in 1947
and  his  B.Ed,  in  1957.
He was principal of Houston
Superior school, 1950-51; principal of the Department of National Defence School at Belmont
Park, 1951-56; and boys' counsellor at Sutherland junior high
school in North Vancouver, 1956-
John Graydon Roberts has been
appointed supervisor of audiovisual services.  He replaces Nor-
Choral Class
An 18-week course in choral
singing will be conducted by
Nicholas Goldschmidt, artistic and
managing director of the Van-
ver International Festival, for
the University Extension department.
The first meeting will take place
on Thursday, November 20, at 8
p.m. in UBC Hut G-14. Remainder of the course will be held on
Tuesdays. Registration may be
made by telephoning or writing
the University Extension department, Alma 4600.
man Barton, supervisor of audiovisual services at UBC for 20
years, who has joined the staff of
the  physics  department.
Born in Prince Albert, Sask.,
Mr. Roberts was educated in
British Columbia and is a graduate of UBC. He has recently
been employed by the National
Film Board.
Audio-visual services at the
university will be considerably
expanded during the next two
years. Plans are to experiment
more heavily in film usage and
in developing work centred
around the feature film, as well
as the documentary and educational film.
Mrs. Pat Fredeman, a graduate
of the University of Oklahoma,
has been appointed lectures secretary to provide speakers, drawn
largely from the faculty, for various groups in Vancouver and
throughout the province on request.
Groups interested in obtaining
the services of a speaker are invited to contact Mrs. Fredeman
giving her details of their requirements.
Mrs. Fredeman attended UBC
in 1956-58 doing post graduate
work towards her masters degree. She was also on the staff
of the English department.
Winnipeg Goldeye Roving
The famed Winnipeg Goldeye—
long thought to be confined to
rivers on the Canadian prairie—
is invading British Columbia, according to a University of B.C.
A 15-inch preserved specimen
of the fish, netted in the Fort
Nelson River in the extreme
north-east corner of B.C., has
been sent to Dr. Casimir C. Lind-
sey, curator of fishes.
This  is  the  first  time  that  a:
specimen of the Goldeye caught
in B.C. had been brought to his
attention, said Dr. Lindsey, although there have been persistent
rumours in the past that the Indians in that area were catching
a fish answering the Goldeye's
The fish was forwarded to Dr.
Lindsey by Barry Paul, a provincial game warden in Fort Nelson.
The Fort Nelson River is a tributary of the Liard River which
in turn runs into the MacKenzie.
"The Goldeye is common in Alberta," says Dr. Lindsey, "but it
appears to have surmounted the
barrier of the Rocky Mountains
and is establishing itself in B.C."
To reach the Fort Nelson area
the Goldeye would have had to
make a journey of something like
400 miles, Dr. Lindsey said. The
fish is about the size of a large
herring with silver scales and a
blunt mouth. A normal Goldeye
is about 10 to 12 inches in length. U.B.C. REPORTS
November, 1958
Senate Report Outlines
New Deal' for Sports
A report calling for extensive
changes in the athletic setup at
the University of B.C. has been
approved in principle by UBC's
two governing bodies—the Senate
and the Board of Governors.
Dean A. W. Mathews, chairman
of the Senate committee on recreation, athletics and physical
education which prepared the report, said that full implementation of the report was subject to
further discussions.
"However, when the report is
worked out in detail," he added,
"it will mean a new deal for ath
letics at UBC."
The report has recommended
that the Board of Governors accept financial responsibility for
the operation of the athletic director's office, and the repairs
and maintenance of physical
plant as well as the payment of
salaries and honoraria for coaching and training.
The effect of this recommendation will be to free funds now required for some of these purposes in the budget of the men's
athletic committee which finances
the   athletic   program   out   of   a
College Enrolment Up
30% Over Last Session
A bumper enrolment of 869 students has increased attendance  at Victoria   College   by  30%    over  the   1957-58
The enrolment figure represents an increase of 14 percent in
arts and science and 50 percent
in education, according to Victoria College officials.
Currently under construction is
a third storey of the Ewing Building which will be ready for use
before the end of the year. Also
helping to relieve overcrowding
are three army huts, moved to the
campus from Gordon Head army
camp, and a new cafeteria hut.
The college looks forward to
academic and physical expansion
as a result of the fact that the
University, has granted permission to give third and fourth year
Additional faculty as well as
new library and science buildings
will, be necessary to meet the
growing demand for expansion
into a degree-granting institution.
Criticism   Service
For  Manuscripts
Available at UBC
A manuscript criticism service
for British Columbia writers has
been established at the University of British Columbia under
the sponsorship of the department of extension, the department of English, and the Frederic
Wood  Theatre.
Manuscripts will be accepted in
the fields of fiction, non-fiction,
poetry and drama, including live
theatre, radio and television.
They will receive a detailed reading and evaluation by and under
the direction of members of the
University department of English.
Writers wishing to make use of
this service should apply to the
department of extension for the
form which must accompany all
In addition to the B.C. Writers
Service, and at the request of the
B.C. Arts Resources Conference,
tiie extension department, in collaboration with the Frederic
Wood Theatre, offers to play-
Wrights a special workshop project providing for the critical
analysis of playscripts and, in the
case of selected regflinmended
scripts, the opportunity of experimental production in the
Frederic Wood Theatre.
For further information, write
to the department of extension,
University of B.C.
Reverend Professor C. C. Kim,
vice-president of Hankuk Theological Seminary in Korea, received an honorary degree at a
special congregation of Union
College at West Point Grey
United Church on September 30.
The same day at an open house
visitors saw the completely renovated interior of the College and
the new residence block for married men in training for the
Dr. James Gibson, a Victoria
College alumnus and now dean
of the faculty of arts and science
at Carleton University, Ottawa,
addressed the annual assembly at
which $7,500 in prizes was presented to last year's top students.
Dr. Gibson also spoke to faculty, council and invited guests
during his visit.
Indonesians Study
Town Development
Seven Indonesian city planners
have begun an intensive 12-month
course in community planning
and development at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. H. Peter Oberlander, associate professor of planning and
design, assisted by UBC graduate
Robert Williams, will direct the
program which has been made
possible by a grant from the
Colombo Plan administration.
The students are officials of the
department of town and country
planning of the ministry of public works and power of thejndo-
neslan republic. UBC is the first
Canadian university to receive
Indonesians in this field pi study.
grant from the Alma Mater Society and from revenue from
The board has also been asked
to make a subsidiary grant during the initial years of UBC's
entry into Western Canadian Intercollegiate competition to insure that there will be no necessity to cut back in the extensive
minor sports program that MAC
now conducts on the campus.
Other recommendations call for
the board to work out a deficit-
sharing arrangement with the
Alma Mater Society to safeguard
minor sports and to accept final
responsibility for the provision of
future sports facilities.
The report also endorses the
ruling of the Senate with regard
to athletic scholarships based
merely on participation in University athletics and recommends
the continuation of this policy.
Neither the alumni nor the student committees which presented
briefs to the committee made an
issue of financial aid to athletes,
the report states. "It appears to
be well accepted in both quarters
that scholarships based merely
on participation in University
athletics are not in the best interests of the University," the report says.
The report also recommends
that the two-year compulsory
physical education program be
continued and an investigation be
made of the possibility of adding
a course in health education to
the program.
The University Senate has also
approved the principle that
extra-mural sports be regarded
as an essential part of a comprehensive University experience.
Care should also be taken, the
report recommends, to prevent
an imbalance between spectator
and non-spectator sports.
Other recommendations are
that the men's athletic committee
continue to be charged with the
responsibility of administering the
extra-mural sports program and
with making recommendations
for changes in eligibility rules.
Also recommended is the continued development of intramural sports and the desirability
of expanding the coaching offered
to teams by members of the
school  of  physical  education.
Heads  Delegation
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
heads the Canadian delegation to
the current meetings of the
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization at
the Organization's new headquarters in Paris. There are 12 people
in Canada's delegation.
B. C. Binning
Heads Fine Arts
Mr. B. C. Binning has been
named head and associate professor of UBC's newly established
department of fine arts in the
Faculty of Arts and Science.
Mr. Ian McNairn, curator of the
Fine Arts Gallery, will act as departmental executive secretary
and teach the modern art course.
'The establishment of the department is recognition of the
growing importance of fine arts
as part of the university curriculum," Mr. McNairn said. "We
have grouped together and coordinated a number of courses
previously offered by various departments of the university, and
offer one new course in the history of modern art."
Three  Honoured
at Colourful
pnl| Ceremonies
Tolerance, patience and a
spirit of internationalism will
subdue the excesses of nationalism says the commander of the
United Nations emergency force
in the middle east.
General E. L. M. Burns, who
spoke to graduates at UBC's fall
congregation October 24, added
that historical processes are very
slow and to establish the necessary reasonableness and tolerance
may take a long time.
General Burns was one of three
persons receiving honorary degrees at the congregation. Others
were: Mrs. Rex Eaton, president
of the National Council of Women, arid Dr. John H. Williams, a
UBC graduate and now director
of the research division of the
Atomic Energy Commission in
the United States.
General Burns and Mrs. Eaton
were awarded LLD's and Dr.
Williams received a Doctor of Science degree. A total of 440 students were admitted by the chancellor during the colorful and
traditional ceremonies which
centred around United Nations
Day on the campus.
1870 Donate Blood
A total of 1870 staff and. students
donated 1523 pints of blood to the
Red Cross which held a clinic
on the campus from October 6 to
New List
of Missing
Alumni Association officials are
continuing their campaign to
locate graduates by supplying a
list of names for each edition of
UBC Reports.
If you know the address of any
of the graduates listed below
write their name and address on
the coupon at the bottom of this
page and return it to the Information Office.
James C. Gilbert BCom '50;
John A. Gilbert BCom '46; Joan
Marie Gilbert BA '53; James L.
Gillen BA '38.
Glenna H. Gillis BA '44; John R.
Gilmore BA '48; Mary Helen Glasgow BA '29; Edward Gleave BA
'31; John E. Glen BA '41.
Mary E. Glen BA '41; Percy C.
Glover BCom '44; William Gluska
BCom '47; David Paul Godefroy
LLB '53.
Ellen Louise Godfrey BA '36;
James E. Godmark BA '18; Thomas L. Goff BSW '52; Florence R.
Goldman BA '42; Francis H. Go-
lightly BA '36; Luis P. Gonzales
BA '53.
Margaret E. Goodchild BA '24;
James E. Goodman BASc '44;
John R. Goodwin BA '51; John P.
Gordon BSW '48; Wm. A. Gough
BA '48.
Wm. P. Gough BSA '26; Boris I.
Goumeniouk BSA '34; James K.
Gove BSA '50; Eileen F. Graham
BA '42.
Etta Louise Graham BA '25;
John A. Graham BA '49; Mrs.
Wm. Grand (Ann H. Jeremy) BA
'40; John M. Granger BASc '42
Thomas Scott Granger BASc '41
Dorothy Marilyn Grant BA '51
Marie F. Graves BA '41.
Anne W. Gray BA '42; Elizabeth
P. Gray BA '48; Gordon K. Gray
BA '46; Laurence F. Gray BASc
'38; Roland C. V. Gray BA '30;
Arthur R. Green BCom '47; Clare
A. Green BA '35.
Robert B. Green BA '52; Barbara H. Greene BA '45; Daniel M.
Greeno BASc '41; Mrs. Ernest A.
Greenwood (Florence A.. Irvine)
BA '20; Ernest L. Greenwood
BASc '50.
Institute  Offers
Varied  Program
Dean F. H. Soward, professor
and head of the history department and director of international studies at UBC, will present
his annual international review
at the fifth lecture of the Vancouver Institute's Fall series on November 15 in Room 106 of the
Buchanan building.
This event is being co-sponsored by the UN Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute
of International Affairs.
"Russia Today" is the title of
the November 22 lecture when
the speakers will be members of
the department of Slavonic
studies. They include Professor
J. O. St. Clair-Sobell. chairman;
Professor Cyril Bryner and Professor A. W. Wainman.
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