UBC Publications

UBC Publications

UBC Publications

UBC Reports Apr 24, 1969

Item Metadata


JSON: ubcreports-1.0118515.json
JSON-LD: ubcreports-1.0118515-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): ubcreports-1.0118515-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: ubcreports-1.0118515-rdf.json
Turtle: ubcreports-1.0118515-turtle.txt
N-Triples: ubcreports-1.0118515-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: ubcreports-1.0118515-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

APRIL   24,   1969,   VANCOUVER   168,  B.C.
< C T C    33
o>   3   -h ro   m
"  I' ° °   H
_!.   Q) CD
_-. ts
o o
_ o   _ ^
CO  03   CD
C    oo
CD   .<
"^w, J> v^: ?: V J.      ■ '
Itwo key posts filled
77ze University of B.C. has both a new President and a new Chancellor. Dean
Walter Gage (seated), who has been acting president, was confirmed as
President April 3 by the Board of Governors, acting on the unanimous
recommendation of a broadly representative presidential nominating committee. On the same day, Allan M. McGavin (standing) was elected Chancellor by acclamation. (See details on page two). A new Senate for the 1969-72
term is also being selected. Twenty-six representatives of the Joint Faculties
have already been elected (details on page eight) and 23 alumni are standing |
for the 15 Convocation seats on Senate to be decided by a mail election June
25 (see pages six and seven).
:!_^^______i!l_t     _t' UBC's Red Letter Day
April 3, 1969, turned out to be a red letter day
for the University of B.C.
On that day Dean Walter Gage was appointed
UBC's sixth president by the Board of Governors
and Mr. Allan M. McGavin, a member of the
Board, was elected Chancellor by acclamation to
succeed Mr. John M. Buchanan.
Dr. Walter Koerner, chairman of UBC's Board
of Governors, announced Dean Gage's appointment. He said the Board had concurred in the
recommendation of a special nominating committee established Feb. 3 to assist the Board in its
search for a president to succeed Dr. F. Kenneth
Mr. J.E.A. Parnall announced the election by
acclamation of Mr. McGavin, who was nominated
by the UBC Alumni Association. (Still to be
elected to the UBC Senate by Convocation are 15
graduates of the University. For details on the 23
candidates nominated, turn to pages six and
"The University is extremely fortunate to have
two such outstanding men available for these
important offices," Dr. Koerner said, "and I am
sure their selection will be unanimously supported
by the University community and by the people of
British Columbia."
Dean Gage, who is Dean of Inter-faculty and
Student Affairs, has been acting president of the
University since the resignation earlier this year of
Dr. Hare.
The 21-member nominating committee established by the Board represents all components of
the University. It consists of four students, four
members elected by the faculty, three University
Senators, three deans, three members of the
Alumni Association, three members of the Board
of Governors and one member of the non-
academic administration.
The committee met for the first time April 3
and quickly and unanimously resolved to ask the
Board to appoint Dean Gage as president.
Dean Gage and Mr. McGavin will be installed in
their respective offices during the 1969 Spring
Congregation—the president on May 28, the first
day, and Mr. McGavin on May 30, the concluding
The Board nominating committee will remain
in existence to advise the Board on a successor to
Dean Gage. Their immediate task is the drafting of
criteria for the selection of candidates.
Commenting on Mr. McGavin's election by
acclamation, Mr. Koerner said he was pleased to
have as Chancellor a man who, like his predecessor, Mr. Buchanan, has a broad grasp of UBC's
Mr. McGavin has been a member of the Board
of  Governors  for three years and  has been  co-
chairman of the 3-Universities Capital Fund since
In that capacity he has helped raise $21 million
for UBC, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria.
Mr. McGavin, 58, is president and general
manager of McGavin ToastMaster Ltd. He is
probably best known to British Columbians for his
long-standing interest in amateur sports, particularly rowing, and for his involvement in fund-
raising for community and welfare organizations.
Mr. McGavin is vice-president of the Canadian
Olympic Association and chairman of the Pan-
American Games Committee for Canada, and was
active in organizing the British Empire Games of
1954. He has been a member of the Canadian
Fitness Council, was chairman of the 1963 United
Appeal and director of Vancouver's Centennial
Committee. He is now a member of the B.C.
Racing Commission.
Dean Gage, 64, has personified UBC to
succeeding generations of students for more than
40 years. A native of Vancouver, he received his
bachelor and master of arts degrees from UBC in
mathematics and physics.
He began his teaching career at UBC in 1926. In
1927 he became the entire faculty of the
mathematics department of Victoria College,
which was then an affiliate of UBC, and later became registrar as well. In 1933 he returned to
UBC, and in 1948 he was made a full professor
and named Dean of Administrative and Inter-
Faculty Affairs.
For many years he has supervised the distribution of bursaries, scholarships and other awards
to students.
He has served as acting president during the
year between the departure of former president
Dr. John B. Macdonald and the arrival of Dr. Hare,
and again during Dr. Hare's absence last fall and
since his resignation Jan. 31.
In spite of his heavy administrative burdens,
Dean Gage has always carried a full teaching load.
He currently teaches three undergraduate
mathematics courses, two of them to engineering
His superlative record as a teacher was recognized last December when he became the first
recipient of the UBC Master Teacher Award,
which was established by Dr. Walter Koerner in
honor of his brother, Dr. Leon Koerner.
Characteristically, Dean Gage immediately
donated the $5,000 cash award that goes with the
honor for the purchase of new books for three
campus libraries.
Venice Goal of Students
Two groups of University of B.C. architecture
students will travel to the ancient city of Venice,
Italy, for an on-the-spot study of urban renewal
The first group of 40 students will visit Venice this
fall and a second group of 40 will visit Venice in the
Spring of 1970.
The study project is being financed by a $10,000
research grant from the Venice Island of Studies
Association, an international organization interested
in the promotion of Venetian culture and economic
Prof. Abraham Rogatnick, a member of the UBC
School of Architecture and the Venice studies asso-
caition, said groups of architecture students from
UBC have travelled to different cities each year for a
number of years.
"I have been doing research on Venice for several
years and as a result of this contact the Venice Islands
Studies Association is familiar with our work here at
2/UBC Reports/April 24, 1969
UBC and invited us to do the study," Prof. Rogatnick
He said the two-part UBC study will involve
research on the effects of revitalization of two
economically decaying areas of the ancient city.
One of the areas to be studied includes a hospital
project based on a radical design by the late architect
Le Corbusier and the other area includes a large
congress hall project designed by the noted U.S.
architect Louis Kahn.
"We will study the cultural, social and economic
effects of these projects on the urban areas in which
they are located," Prof. Rogatnick said.
"The results of our studies will be published and
given to civic officials in Venice and other interested
An eighteenth-century palace in the city has been
renovated for use as a combination dormitory and
studio and has been offered to the School of Architecture for use during the research period.
A five-man oceanographic research team from the
University of British Columbia will be part of a huge
combined naval and air operation which begins May 1
in the Caribbean Sea.
Seven oceanographic research vessels, 17 aircraft
and hundreds of scientists will be involved in the
project, which is called the Barbados Oceanographic
and Meteorological Experiment and is designed, in
the long run, to improve weather forecasting.
Dr. Robert M. Stewart, professor of oceanography
and leader of the UBC team, said the operation is the
first serious attempt to understand the atmosphere
over tropical oceans. He said the data collected during
the project will fill one of the big gaps in our
understanding of atmospheric conditions and
ultimately improve weather forecasting.
UBC, he said, is the only non-American group
participating in the project which is being mounted
Minister Visits
The Hon. Jean-Luc Pepin, Canada's minister
of industry and trade and commerce, will visit
UBC May 5 to turn the first sod for the $19
million TRIUMF project.
Mr. Pepin will also plant a tree on the site of
the nuclear accelerator on UBC's new south
campus development and officially name
TRIUMF Circle, the circular turn-about adj
cent to the TRIUMF site at the extreme sout
end of Wesbrook Crescent. The ceremony
begins at 2:15 p.m.
TRIUMF, short for Tri-University Meson
Facility, is the cyclotron to be operated jointly
by UBC, Simon Fraser University and the Universities of Victoria and Alberta.
A $534,444 contract has already been
awarded for stage one of the facility, consisting
of a combined office building, laboratory and
jointly   by   the   Environmental   Sciences   Service
Authority   of   the   United   States   Department   of
Commerce,   which    is   responsible   for   national
meteorological  and oceanographic operations in ^t^
U.S., and the Office of Naval Research. ^^
Dr. Stewart is also vice-chairman of the Global
Atmospheric Research Program which is sponsoring
the program in conjunction with the International
Council of Scientific Unions and the World
Meteorological Organization.
The naval and air flotilla will take up stations just
west of Barbados in the Caribbean on May 1.
The UBC team, which is working closely with
scientists from the University of Washington and
Oregon State University, will be aboard Flip, a unique
research vessel which can be flooded to stand on end
to provide stability.
Dr. Stewart, graduate students Mark Donelan and
Gordon McBean and technician Donald Hume will
take measurements of heat, water vapour and
momentum transfers between the ocean and the
A fifth member of the team, assistant professor of
oceanography Dr. Mikio Miyake, will be aboard one
of the 17 aircraft taking part in the project taking
measurements of turbulent properties in the air.
Dr. Stewart will be with the project for two weeks
and the remainder of the UBC team for four weeks.
Dr. Barnett Savery has resigned as head of UBC's
department of philosophy. Dr. Savery will continue
to hold his post as professor of philosophy and plans
to continue full teaching duties. He said his reason for
relinquishing administrative duties was to devote
more time to the writing of two books on philosophy.
Dr. Savery has been a member of the UBC faculty
since 1946. He was chairman of the combined departments of philosophy and psychology from 1949 to
1958 and became head of the philosophy department
when the two disciplines were separated administratively in 1958. The year was 1915 and the shack, said to be the first "Building" on the UBC campus, housed
explosives for blasting stumps. Dr. Leonard S. Klinck, then dean of agriculture, seems
unconcerned despite the warning over the. door of the shack.
Several Generations of Grads
> Owe Him a Very Great Debt
Dr. William C Gibson, professor of the
history of medicine and science at UBC, is
the author of the following article on the
late Dr. Leonard S. Klinck, president of
UBC from 1919 to 1944.
The passing of Dr. Leonard Sylvanus Klinck on
March 27 at the age of 92 brings back many
memories to the educational pioneers of British
Columbia and to their students.
He was born in Ontario into a very religious
family of "Pennsylvania Dutch" stock, and taught
school for several years before attending the
Ontario Agriculture College at Guelph. There he
was closely associated with his fellow-student,
H.R. MacMillan. Later he studied in Minnesota and
in Iowa where his research in field crops brought
him international acclaim.
He was made Dean of Agriculture at UBC in
1914 after our first President, Dr. F.F. Wesbrook,
had interviewed the top men in agriculture in
North America. On the recommendation of Dr.
C.C. James, the federal commissioner of
agriculture. Dr. Klinck was brought west to look
over the university site of 250 acres at Point Grey.
Timbered Campus
Though frightened by the amount of timber to
be cleared off the area before crops could even be
contemplated, Dr. Klinck and his wife set up
house in one of the first "buildings" to adorn
Point Grey. It was only a canvas tent with wooden
sides but the Klincks dug in, and showed what
pioneers could do in planting field crops. With a
small staff during the war years, and with budgets
contracted almost to the vanishing point, Dean
Klinck nevertheless managed to establish
demonstration plots approaching, at the end of the
First World War, one hundred acres.
His scientific training and his research at
Macdonald College fitted him superbly for field
crop research in the far west, where everything was
new and where farming was not smothered by
tradition. Within a year of his arrival, Dr. Klinck
was addressing farmers' and fruit growers'
meetings in the farthest parts of the province.
When it became clear to Wesbrook that returning soldiers would have to have short courses provi
ded for them from 1916 on, it was to Dean Klinck
that he turned for advice and for management.
When Wesbrook's health broke down in 1918
and he went blind. Dean Klinck was the obvious
man to fill the gap as acting president. His close
friend in Victoria, the Honorable John Oliver, was
just moving from the Department of Agriculture
to the premier's post, on the death of Premier
Brewster. Dean Klinck was confirmed as president
of UBC in 1919 and so began years of productive
co-operation between a "Farmer Premier and a
Farmer President".
Important Factor
One of the important factors in the Great Trek
and student campaign of 1922, which brought
UBC from the Fairview Shacks to the Promised
Land on Point Grey was the beginning which Dr.
Klinck had made on the campus. There was
something to point to as typifying university
work, where one could find room for agricultural
experiments, combined with teaching.
The massive job of developing the Point Grey
site and the opening of the University on its own
ground in 1925 fell to President Klinck. The
depression years of the Thirties were a sad trial to
him as professors fought each other instead of
fighting a government determined to close UBC.
The reorganization of the Board and Senate
system which grew out of Judge Lampman's
report on the crisis still forms the basis of Senate's
representation on the Board today.
The sad lesson was learned in those dark days
that an unsympathetic government can absolve
itself of all fiscal responsibility very easily if it can
get two opposing factions in the University to
fight among themselves.
The outbreak of the Second World War in 1939
again put off the day when Wesbrook's great ideas
for UBC could be realized, but President Klinck,
ever faithful to his first chief here, kept on
planning for the day when the war would be over,
so that his successor could quickly put UBC at the
disposal of returning veterans.
Thus President Klinck's role at UBC was to
support Wesbrook during the hectic five years of
organization from 1913 to 1918, to consolidate
the institution and to move it to Point Grey, and
finally to hold it together through a frightful
depression and a costly Second World War. Several
generations of UBC graduates owe him a very great
Board Ups
Rates In
The first increase in winter session rates for
student residences since September, 1966, has been
approved by the University of B.C. Board of
The increases range from 24 cents per day for a
single room in a graduate dormitory to 34 cents per
day for a double room in permanent residences.
Les Rohringer, UBC director of residences, said
the increases are necessary to meet loan and interest
repayments on four new residence towers completed
last January at the Totem Park and Place Vanier
residence complexes, and to offset higher operating
costs at Fort Camp and other residences.
The new residences cost $4.5 million and were
principally financed by federal CMHC loans amortized over a 50-year period. They provide an additional 585 beds at the two residence complexes.
Mr. Rohringer noted that the provincial
government requires the University to operate student residences on a self-sufficient basis. He said this
means that the residences must be financed, including
both principal and interest on debt repayment, from
rental revenues, and that University general revenue
funds cannot be used for this purpose.
The director of residences said UBC still ranks in
the bottom third in residence rents in comparison
with other Canadian universities.
He said specific comparisons are difficult to make
because of differences in labor costs and accommodation and services provided at universities in
other provinces.
Mr. Rohringer noted also that many university
residence systems in other provinces are not required
to operate on an entirely self-sustaining basis as UBC
residences are.
Mr. Rohringer said when the need for an increase
became evident he discussed the proposal with the
residence advisory committee, the student executive
in all residence areas, the treasurer of the student
Alma Mater Society and student residents at Fort
The residence advisory committee consists of the
dean of inter-faculty and student affairs, the dean of
women, the director of health services, the director of
student services and student representatives from
each residence area.
Mr Rohringer said the need for a rental increase
received support from the student representatives
attending the meetings.
Following are the new rates approved by the
Board of Governors effective September 1, 1969,
with the old rates in brackets.
monthly $108($98); daily $3.59($3.30). Double
room, monthly $103($93); daily $3.44($3.10).
DORMITORIES: single room, monthly
$89($80.50); daily $2.97($2.70). Double room,
monthly $83($75.50); daily $2.76($2.50).
monthly $97($88); daily $3.24($3.00).
An increase in summer session residence rates was
approved by the Board of Governors in March. It was
also the first increase in that category since 1966.
■ ■■% Jb Volume 15, No. 11—April 24,
■ ■■■I 1969- Published by the Univer-
BbB_|BB sity of British Columbia and
^m wAw ^Aw distributed free. J.A. Banham,
REPORTS Editor; Barbara Claghorn, Production Supervisor. Letters to the Editor
should be addressed to the Information Office,
UBC, Vancouver 8, B.C.
UBC Reports/April 24, 1969/3 Campus
A number of University departments have
changed their location or will move this
summer as a result of completion of the new
General Services Administration building at
the northwest corner of Wesbrook Crescent
and University Boulevard.
The following departments and services are
now located in the new GSA building:
Basement: University mailing room; Main
Floor: Housing Administration and Bank of
Montreal; Second Floor: Registrar's Office
and Graduate Studies office; Third Floor:
Finance Department and Data Processing.
The campus post office, Vancouver Postal
Station U, is also attached to the GSA
There will also be some changes of location
involving the old administration building and
the adjacent auditorium building which will
be implemented this summer.
The president's office will continue to be
located on the main floor of, the old
administration building. Other departments to
be located on the main floor are Personnel and
Ancillary Services, including the Food Services office, the Academic Planning office and
the director of Information Services.
The Purchasing Department, the Ceremonies Office and the Chancellor's Office will
be located on the second floor of the old
administration building.
The basement of the old administration
building will house the Office Services
department and the general offices of
Information Services.
The University research consultant. Dr.
Frank Forward, will move from Cecil Green
Park to a new office in the auditorium. The
auditorium will also house the Faculty
Association office, the Summer Session office
and the UBC Publications Centre, which are
now located there.
Many UBC buildings are constructed without
provincial government funds, under special financing arrangements with banks, federal government agencies or campus organizations. Examples
of three such buildings are pictured on these pages.
University residences, such as the one above, house
2,800 students and are built with funds borrowed
from Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Loans are repaid out of rentals. UBC's new General
Services Administration building, right, is the result
of a financing arrangement between UBC and the
Bank of Montreal. An addition to the Thunderbird
Winter Sports Centre, below, costing more than $1
million is largely being financed by past and future
revenues of the Centre. The original building was
financed jointly by UBC and the Alma Mater
Society. All pictures by department of extension
photo services.
The University of B.C. plans to spend
$22,188,451 on new buildings and other capital
projects on campus in the current fiscal year.
The University's annual capital funds budget
was approved by the Board of Governors at a
recent  meeting,  subject to the completion of*
financial arrangements for some projects.
More than half the total budget-
Si 2,315,385—will be spent on construction of
new academic buildings and facilities, and
renovations of old ones.
Almost 70 per cent of the budget total, or
$15,454,256,    will    come    from   the   federal
government,    loans,   gifts   and   other   specia'l-
financing sources. Only $6,734,195, or 30 per
cent, will come from the B.C. government.
Most of the provincial grant will be taken up
by projects already under way, such as the west
4/UBC Reports/April 24, 1969 BUDGET EXCEEDS $22 MILLION
wing of the Biological Sciences Building and a
new steam boiler and a building to house it, and
by temporary faculty office and general-purpose
buildings to be erected on campus this summer.
Only $550,000 of the provincial grant will be
available for a start on construction of a priority
project or projects to be recommended by the
Senate's    committee    on    academic   buildings
(That committee reported last fall that at
least $108 million will be needed for new
buildings in the next five years, if present
* ,enrolment trends continue at UBC. The
University has asked the B.C. government for
$85 million in capital grants, spread over the
five-year period. The government so far has
provided    only    $6    million    for   this   year's
■ -..I '        ••-. s"v.'.) '*$'"■"■"'•'" "Tii-
construction  program,   plus a  $700,000 grant
from the B.C. Hospital Insurance Service).
The capital budget also includes provision for
architectural drawings for an extension to the
Buchanan    Building,     a    new    undergraduate
library and a new law building, as recommended
by the committee on academic building needs.
The committee said UBC must begin planning
immediately for these buildings, plus a new
multi-purpose science building. In addition it
noted that several badly needed buildings had
been squeezed out of the 1964—69 construction
program for lack of funds. These were a
three-wing addition to the Biological Sciences
Building (one wing of which is now under
construction), an engineering common block
and new buildings for mechanical and civil
The committee is now considering the
priorities which should be assigned to all these
needed facilities, in the light of the shortage of
capital funds. It is expected to make a
recommendation soon to the Board of Governors as to which project or projects should be
given top priority and started with the $550,000
in provincial funds still uncommitted.
Other major items in the budget include:
$2,056,000 for a new student residence
complex, to be financed by a CMHC loan;
$1,961,000 for work in connection with the
Health Sciences Centre; $1,992,109 for physical
education and recreational resources, covered by
special financing; $1,842,400 for a new parking
structure and the addition of 483 spaces on
campus parking lots; $955,276 for campus
services; and $750,000 for an addition to Thea
Koerner House, to be paid for by the Graduate
Students' Association.
UBC Looks To Public
For Building Funds
More than half the money spent to construct the
University of B.C. has been contributed by graduates,
students and the general public through fund drives
or as private gifts, and by the federal government and
the Canada Council.
A survey of sources of capital funds shows that
more than 50 per cent, or $53,690,484, has come
from non-provincial government sources for UBC
At March 31 this year UBC's total capital investment in buildings, including construction contracts in
progress, totalled $106,331,524. Of this total, less
than 50 per cent, or $52,641,040, has come from the
province of B.C.
In recent years the bulk of the capital funds which
UBC has received from the provincial government has
been in the form of grants to match contributions to
two public fund drives-the UBC Development Fund
and the Three Universities Capital Fund.
The latter appeal involved UBC, Simon Fraser
University and the University of Victoria in a public
fund drive.
As a result of these fund drives UBC received
$28,700,000 from the public and $34,500,000 from
the provincial government.
For the most part, provincial government funds
have been used to aid construction of academic buildings.
In the case of such major buildings as the Buchanan building, the south wing of the Library and the
new Music building, about half the total cost of construction came from the Canada Council.
The following are the Council's contributions to
various campus buildings: Buchanan building—
$1,225,280; Frederic Lasserre building-$454,395;
Library-$1,132,206; Music building-$793,857;
Residences-$1,072,103 and the Frederic Wood
UBC can also point to nearly 30 major campus
buildings valued at more than $34,000,000 which
were completely financed from non-provincial
government sources.
These include the Thea Koerner Graduate Centre,
International House, Brock Hall, the new Student
Union Building, the War Memorial Gymnasium, the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre, all campus residences and food service outlets, the Bookstore and
the new general services Administration building.
UBC's ancillary enterprises—residences, food services and Bookstore, for instance—will have to generate nearly $17,000,000 to repay loans used to construct new residences and food outlets and to extend
the Bookstore.
A major federal government contributor to UBC
construction has been the Health Resources Fund,
established to aid expansion of Canada's medical
From this source UBC has received more than
$5,300,000 to aid construction of the dentistry and
basic medical sciences buildings, and the psychiatric
treatment and neurological research wing of the University Health Sciences Centre teaching and research
Province of B.C $52,641,040 $52,641,040
(Provincial government grants include $34,500,000 in response to fund
drives; a $2,500,000 contribution for the Health Sciences Centre through
the B.C. Hospital Insurance Service; a $2,946,457 grant for the Education
building and $391,580 for the Woodward Biomedical Library).
The Canada Council    4,956,713
Federal Dept. of Health and Welfare     113,000
Federal Health Resources Fund      5,374,659
3 Universities Capital Fund     8,039,220
UBC Ancillary Enterprises       16,974,546
UBC General Funds      1,547,835
UBC Development Fund and other private gifts    16,684,511
Total Investment in UBC Buildings $106,331,524
UBC Reports/April 24, 1969/5 The triennial election for the
Chancellor of the University and
15 members of Senate elected by
Convocation takes place this year.
UBC already has a new Chancellor, Mr. Allan M. McGavin, a
member of the Board of Governors, to succeed Mr. John M. Buchanan. Mr. McGavin was elected
by acclamation April 3. (For details, see page two.) It remains for
Convocation, the graduates and
faculty of the University, to elect
to Senate 15 persons from the 23
candidates whose pictures and
names appear on these two pages.
This year, for the first time, the
1969 graduating class will be allowed to vote in the election,
which will be conducted by mail.
Ballots will be counted on June
25. The 15 graduates elected to
Senate will have to do more than
simply attend 10 meetings a year.
An article describing the duties of
a UBC Senator appears on page
eight of this issue.
1945; Vice-President, Industrial
Relations, MacMillan Bloedel
Ltd.; Member Perry Committee
on Inter-University Relations,
1968-69; Member UBC Senate,
1964-69; Member UBC Board
of Governors, 1966—69; President, UBC Alumni Association,
1947-48; Home: West Vancouver.
Jr.-BA, BASc. 1938; Consultant
Mining Engineer; Member UBC
Senate, 1966-69; Member
Alumni Committee on the State
of the University, 1959; Associate Director, Banff School of Ad-
vanced Management 1960;
Home: West Vancouver.
BA (Oxford) 1939, LLD (Hon.)
University of Ottawa 1960,
Queen's University 1963; Lawyer; Conservative MP for Kamloops 1945-63 and 1965-68;
Minister of Justice, 1957—62;
Minister of Public Works,
1962-63; Member UBC SenA
1948—57; Home: Vancouver. ^^
1949, PhD (U. Cal. Berkeley)
1954; President, Dynasty Explorations Ltd.; President, Atlas
Explorations Ltd.; Vice-President, Anvil Mining Corp. Ltd.;
Member, Canadian Institute of
Mining and Metallurgy; Home:
1949; President and General
Manager, Century Sales Ltd.;
Liberal MLA for North Vancou-
ver-Capilano; Member UBC Senate, 1966-69; President, UBC
Alumni Association, 1964—65;
Home: West Vancouver.
MSA 1937, PhD (Penn. State
Univ.) 1951; Director, Agassiz
Research Station, Canada Department of Agriculture; Member
of Executive Committee, UBC A-
lumni Association, 1967—68;
Chairman, Agassiz School Board,
1959-64; Home: Agassiz.
GRAIMTHAM-BA. 1957; Home-
maker; UBC Alumni Association
Communications Committee,
1968; Administrative Assistant,
William M. Mercer Ltd.,
1957-60; Vancouver Art Gallery
Women's Auxiliary; Home: Vancouver.
PhD 1966; Scientific Officer, Defence Research Board; Member,
Centre for Atomic and Molecular
Research, Laval University; Member, UBC Alumni Board of
Management, 1964—66; Home:
Ste.-Foy, Quebec.
Assistant Director of Professional
Development, B.C. Teachers'
Federation; Administration, Ar-
gyle Secondary School,
1965-68; President, B.C. Teachers' Federation, 1963-64; Member, UBC Senate 1966-69;
Home: North Vancouver.
1932; Lawyer; UBC Alumni
Board of Management Senate
representative, 1966-69; Co-
chairman of Canadian Council of
Christians and Jews, 1966—67;
Home: Vancouver.
1949; General Manager, Sun-
Rype Products Ltd.; Past President, Canadian Food Processors
Association; Member Kelowna
Industrial Development Commission; Home: Kelowna.
6/UBC Reports/April 24, 1969 mmmm
1940; Vice-President and General
Manager, Northwood Pulp Ltd.;
Member UBC Senate, 1966-69;
Senior Member of the Technical
Section, Canadian Pulp and
Paper Association; Home: Prince
1949; Homemaker; President,
Greater Vancouver Museum and
Planetarium Board; Member,
Board of Directors, Community
Arts Council of Vancouver,
1959-69; Research Chemist, National Research Council Atomic
Energy Project, Chalk River,
1949—56; Home: Vancouver.
B.Com. 1947, S.M. (M.I.T.)
1955; President and General
Manager, Canadian Fishing Company Ltd.; Member UBC Senate
1962-69; Member UBC Board
of Governors and Chairman of
Staff Committee, 1963-69; President, UBC Alumni Association,
1960—61; Home: Vancouver.
1959; Lawyer; Co-Chairman,
UBC Alumni Committee on Student Participation in University
Affairs, 1968-69; Past Member,
UBC Alumni Board of Management; President, UBC Alma Mater Society, 1957-58; Member,
Canadian Bar Association;
Home: Vancouver.
1957; Vice-President and General
Manager for Alberta, Steel Brothers Canada Ltd.; Treasurer,
UBC Alumni Association,
1965—68; President, Vancouver
Rowing Club, 1967-68; Member, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants; Home: Calgary.
1945; Superintendent, Vancouver Park Board; Member UBC
Senate 1966—69; Former degree
representative, UBC Alumni
Board of Management; Former
President, International Northwest Parks Association; Home:
1958; Director and Officer, West
Coast Reduction Ltd.; Comptroller, B.C. Turf Ltd. and B.C. Jockey Club; Member, UBC Alumni
Government Relations Committee, 1968; Part-time lecturer,
UBC Faculty of Commerce;
Home: West Vancouver.
1951; Lawyer; Member UBC
Alumni Board of Management,
1965—67; Former Member, Executive of Vancouver Bar Association; Member UBC Student
Council 1949-50; Home: Vancouver.
1937; Owner-Manager, Pacific
Power Services Ltd.; President
and Managing Director, Bamfield
Utilities Ltd.; Member, Association of Professional Engineers of
B.C.; Home: Vancouver.
ALD-LLB 1950; Lawyer; Director and Vice-President, Central
City Mission, 1958-68; Chairman, Alumni Annual Giving,
1965; President, UBC Alumni
Association, 1965—66; Home:
1933; President, Kootenay Engineering Co. Ltd.; Member UBC
Senate 1960-63, 1966-69;
Vice-President for B.C., Canadian
Chamber of Commerce,
1958-59; President, Trail
Branch UBC Alumni Association,
1955-56; Home: Trail.
1948, LLB 1949; Lawyer; Member, UBC Senate, 1966-69;
President, Vancouver Island University Association, 1962—63;
President, Nanaimo County Bar
Association, 1963; Member UBC
Students' Council, 1948-49;
Home: Duncan.
UBC Reports/April 24, 1969/7 Senator's Life A Busy One
If you tend to think of the University of B.C.
Senate as being somewhat akin to the rather
somnolent federal Senate, you're wrong.
There's nothing soporific about UBC Senate
work. With the increased size and complexity of
the University, the Senate is now more than ever a
vitally important and active governing body. The
15 persons who will be elected, out of 23
nominees, on June 25 to Senate's Convocation
seats are in for a busy three years.
President Chairman
They will become part of an 82-member body
concerned with the academic aspects of the
University. The Senate is under the chairmanship
of the University president and the majority of its
membership is drawn from the faculty. The
remainder is composed of laymen appointed by
the provincial government, the UBC Alumni
Association and, of course, those elected by
Convocation, and student senators elected by the
student body.
Under the Universities Act, the Senate has the
power to establish the curricula of the University,
the academic standards, to award scholarships, to
revise courses of study and, of course, to grant
degrees. The Senate makes recommendations for
the establishment of new faculties, programs and
courses and other matters requiring expenditure of
money to the Board of Governors, which is
responsible for the financial governance of the
All this requires Senate members to do more
than simply attend the 10 meetings of the Senate
each    year.    As    Dr.    Cyril    Belshaw,    head    of
anthropology,   says,   "The heavy work  is in the
Fundamental Issues
There are committees concerned with such
matters as the library, curriculum, prizes, scholarships and bursaries, the role and organization of
Senate, academic building needs and long-range
objectives of the University. Dr. Belshaw says
several of these committees meet once a week in
addition to the regular Senate meetings. Committee meetings once a month are normal.
One of the reasons for this is that Senate, in
response to the complexity of university affairs, is
increasingly concerning itself with fundamental
issues and policies. The committee on academic
building needs, for example, is endeavoring to set
priorities for the construction of new academic
buildings for the Board of Governors' guidance.
Vitally Important
Along with that, the committee on long-range
objectives, under Dr. Belshaw's chairmanship, is
trying to develop fundamental policy proposals on
what kind of university UBC should be in future.
This involves examination of such complex questions as enrolment levels, new departmental
organizations, experimental colleges, the value of a
residential college system and possibly also of a
satellite campus.
The Senate's work is clearly vitally important
to the future of UBC. We urge all members of
Convocation, faculty and alumni, to vote in the
Senate election on June 25.
Joint Faculties Elect 26
The Joint Faculties of the University have
elected 26 faculty members to the University
Senate as required by Section 23 (j) of the
Universities Act.
Under clause j of the Act, the Joint Faculties
are required to elect to Senate a number of
members equal to the four members appointed by
the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, the fifteen
elected by Convocation plus the seven elected by
organizations which contribute "in a significant
way to the economic and cultural welfare of the
UBC students elect four members to Senate
under the terms of the latter clause.
The following persons were re-elected in the
Joint  Faculties election:  Prof.  Cyril  S. Belshaw,
Prof. Sam Black, Prof. Charles Bourne, Prof. John
Chapman, Prof. R.M. Clark, Prof. W.C. Gibson,
Prof. Douglas T. Kenny, Prof. P.A. Larkin, Prof.
C.A. McDowell, Prof. Gideon Rosenbluth, Prof.
A.D. Scott, and Prof. H.V. Warren.
Previously Served
Newly-elected by the Joint Faculties were Dean
W.M. Armstrong, Mrs. Anne Brearley, Prof. Dennis
Chitty, Prof. Roy Daniells, Prof. W.D. Finn, Dr.
Noel Hall, Prof. J.M. Kennedy, Prof. Malcolm
McGregor, Prof. B.N. Moyls, Prof. H.P.
Oberlander, Mr. Gordon Selman, Prof. G.M.
Volkoff, Dr. W.A. Webber and Dr. W.E. Wilmott.
Some of these previously served on Senate as
representatives of individual faculties.
Courses Train Specialists
University graduates can now qualify in one year
of study as specialist teachers of children with disabilities or special learning problems under new
diploma programs at the University of B.C.
Starting next fall UBC will offer three one-year
diploma programs in teaching at the nursery school
and kindergarten level and teaching of children who
are mentally retarded or have special learning
UBC will also continue a one-year diploma program in education of the deaf which started in 1968.
"Graduates of any recognized university in any
discipline can apply for enrolment in the diploma
program," said Dr. Bryan Clarke, associate professor
of education who runs the education for the deaf
"There is an acute shortage in the province of
specialist teachers in these fields and we hope the
diploma programs will begin to meet this need. We
8/UBC Reports/April 24, 1969
are interested in graduates of any discipline, not
necessarily education."
The new diploma programs involve a full year of
academic study, including professional courses and
180 hours of practical teacher training.
In addition, three units of educational psychology
and three units of educational foundations are required to obtain provincial certification as specialists.
Dr. Clarke said students who have not already
attained these units in their undergraduate work will
be able to take the required courses in summer school
at UBC.
A limited enrolment is available in the diploma
courses and applications will be taken until July 15,
Further information and counselling can be
obtained by contacting the UBC Child Study Centre,
2855 Acadia Road, telephone 224-5212, or Division
of Special Education, 2845 Acadia Road, telephone
To Speak
Stanley Burke, host of CBC-TV's National News,
will be the headline speaker at the annual meeting of
the University of B.C. Alumni Association on May 7.
He will speak on "Canada's News Media" at the
meeting held in the UBC Faculty Club, starting at
It is a talk which Burke is eminently qualified to
give. He has served as a reporter for the Vancouver
Province, the old Edmonton Bulletin and the Vancouver Sun, where he was Ottawa correspondent
before entering television news. Burke joined
CBC-TV as UN correspondent in 1957 and later
served in Paris, Cyprus, Algeria and London. He
assumed his present position in 1966.
But Burke's career has not been confined to the
news media. During the Second World War he served
as a skipper of a navy anti-submarine boat. He earned
a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from UBC
in 1948. Prior to settling into journalism he plied his
hand at such occupations as deckhand on a cattle
boat, oil driller and Fraser Valley turkey farmer.
Among the items of business to be dealt with at
the annual meeting will be the election of a new executive and members-at-large of the board of
management, which governs the Alumni Association.
The meeting will also deal with proposed constitution
changes and will hear reports on the association's
work during the past year.
In   addition,   the   association's  top   award,   the
Alumni   Award  of   Merit,  will  be conferred on an
alumnus who has made an outstanding contributior^^
in his or her field of endeavor. ^^
Campbell Honoured
Dr. J.J.R. Campbell, the head of UBC's
department of microbiology, has been awarded
the Harrison Prize for meritorious work in nonmedical bacteriology.
The Prize, named in memory of noted
Canadian biologist Dr. F.C. St. B. Harrison, is
awarded annually by the Royal Society of
Canada and includes a prize of $1,000.
Dr. Campbell will receive the award at the
Royal Society's annual dinner in Ottawa on
June 2.
Rugby 'Birds
Head East
The rugby 'Birds will migrate eastward next month
for a 10-game tour against Canadian and U.S. teams.
The UBC Thunderbirds, beefed-up with players from
other UBC teams—29 players in all—will take on
teams in Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal,
Ottawa, New York and Boston. The 'Birds leave May
2 and return May 27.
This will be the second tour for a UBC side. Coach
Donn Spence says the Thunderbirds won 10 games
and only lost two in their swing through the east four
years ago. "Since then the calibre of rugby has improved in the east," he says. "I expect we'll have
tougher opposition this time." Spence, however, feels
the Thunderbirds have the makings of a really top
team, when they get more experience playing together—the key aim of the tour.
Although the 'Birds lost the two-game World Cup
series recently, Spence was pleased with how they
handled themselves against their UCLA opponents, a
team regarded as tops in the U.S. UBC lost the first
game in the series 20-11, but held UCLA to a 6-3
win in the second game.
To finance the eastern tour the UBC players have
each committed themselves to pay $300. Spence
hopes this expense, which students can ill afford, will
be reduced or eliminated by a campaign now underway. The campaign, seeking donations from alumni,
is being conducted by the UBC Alumni Fund. Donations are being recognized in lieu of contributions to
the annual Alumni Fund campaign.
Contributions to the UBC Rugby Tour would be
gratefully received at the UBC Alumni Fund office,
6251 N.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver 8, B.C.


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items