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WMbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5. ISSN 0497-2929. J. A. Banham and Judith
Walkar, editors.
Congregation
1977
A time for pride. A time for
reflection, looking back on the events
which led to today's achievement. For
picture-taking. For families. For
beginnings.
Congregation ceremonies for 3,360
graduates from UBC begin today
(Wednesday) and continue until
Friday, June 3.
The ceremonies will be presided
over by UBC's chancellor, Donovan
Miller. As chancellor, Mr. Miller
confers all academic and honorary
degrees which have been previously
approved by the Senate, UBC's
supreme academic body. Six persons
will be receiving honorary degrees over
the next three days.
Congregation begins at 2:15 p.m.
each day in the War Memorial
Gymnasium and is followed by a
reception in the cafeteria of the
Student Union Building.
What follows is a day by day
account of the degrees to be awarded:
Wednesday, June 1
Students graduating from UBC's
largest faculty, the Faculty of Arts,
will be granted doctor's degrees in
musical arts; master's degrees in arts,
fine arts, music, library science and
social work; and bachelor's degrees in
art, fine arts, home economics, music
and social work.
The honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws (LL.D) will be conferred on
Gertrude Mary Laing. She is
chairperson of the Canada Council and
vice-president of Canada World Youth,
served on the Royal Commission on
Bilingualism and Biculturalism and in
1972 was made an officer of the Order
of Canada for her many years of
public service.
Also receiving an honorary degree
on Wednesday is George Woodcock,
one of Canada's most distinguished
writers and twice winner of the annual
UBC Medal for Popular Biography. Dr.
Woodcock, who will be honored with
the degree of Doctor of Literature
(D.Litt.), retires this year as editor of
the UBC quarterly journal Canadian
Literature.
Thursday, June 2
Students this day receive the
degrees of Doctor of Philosophy,
Doctor of Education, Master of
Education, Master of Physical
Education, Master of Laws, Bachelor
of Science in Agriculture, Bachelor of
Continued on p. 3
See Congregation Graduating class aids
three campus projects
The Crane Library for the Blind, the Law Students Legal
Advice Program and the UBC Day Care Centre are richer
this year, thanks to the generosity of the graduating class of
1977.
Every year the grad class earmarks part of the graduating
fee for worthy campus projects. More than $10,000 was
available this year. Members of the 1977 graduating class
voted to give funds to 3 of the 14 projects submitted for
consideration.
The Crane Library will receive a gift of $4,000 which
will be used, along with other money raised by the library,
to buy four prefabricated soundproof recording booths.
Many of the books in the library are "talking books,"
recorded by library staff and volunteers for blind and
reading disabled students.
The recording booths are badly needed, says Paul Thiele,
head of the Crane library. The old studios used to record
the books were not soundproof.
"Every time a plane flew over the campus, we'd have to
stop what we were recording, stop the tape, back up and do
it over again, because the noise would be so loud. And
there's nothing worse than the sound of a flushing toilet in
the background of a romantic novel."
The Law Students Legal Advice Program will receive
$2,000 which will help UBC law students continue their
service full-time during the summer months.
The program was established in 1968 to give students
the opportunity to put into practice what they were
learning in class. It has now expanded to involve 17 paid
students during the summer at 11 legal clinics on the Lower
Mainland. During the winter, students volunteer to staff
evening clinics. The students are assisted by a full-time
supervising lawyer and receive advice from other practising
lawyers. They now see about 6,000 people a year who
cannot qualify for B.C. legal aid and advise them on almost
all aspects of the law.
The UBC Day Care Centre was the third recipient of the
grad class money. It will receive $4,750 which will go
toward building loft houses, play houses, paddling pools
and buying yard equipment for several day care centres on
the campus. The UBC Day Care Centre serves the children
of students, staff and faculty.
UBC traditions continue
Many of the trees seen around the campus were planted
by the Graduating Classes to serve as a reminder of the class
in years to come.
This tradition, begun by the Class of 1919, was
continued this year by the Class of '77. A red cedar tree
was planted in the Fairview Grove on Main Mall on March
31. It joins two other red cedars planted in the same grove
by the classes of '76 and '75.
The man who has the final word on the ceremonious
aspects of Congregation, Prof. Malcolm McGregor of the
Department of Classical Studies retires in June. Always
one to enjoy "the University on parade," as he calls such
ceremonies as Congregation, opening of new buildings,
special luncheons for visiting dignitaries and the like, Dr.
McGregor has been Director of Ceremonies since 1968.
He will be succeeded by Prof. Ben Moyls of the
mathematics department.
2/UBC Reports/June 1,1977 Congregation (cont'd)
Education, Bachelor of Physical
Education, Bachelor of Recreation
Education and Bachelor of Laws.
Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees
will be conferred on Grace Maclnnis,
B.C.'s first woman member of
Parliament, and Vancouver lawyer
Arthur Fouks, a former chairman of
the UBC Board of Governors.
Grace Macl nnis is the daughter of J.
S. Woodsworth, who was the founder
of the Co-operative Commonwealth
Federation, predecessor to the New
Democratic Party. She was elected to
the B.C. legislature in 1941 and to the
House of Commons in 1965.
Arthur Fouks received his Bachelor
of Arts degree from UBC in 1941,
served with the Canadian Army during
World War II and then returned to
UBC to study law. He was named a
Queen's Counsel in 1964.
Friday, June 3
The last of the three-day ceremony
will feature students from UBC's
professional faculties and schools.
Degrees in applied science,
architecture, nursing, forestry, science,
business administration,
pharmaceutical sciences, medicine,
rehabilitation medicine and dentistry
will be conferred.
Honorary degrees will be conferred
on zoologist Ian McT. Cowan and
geneticist Har Gobind Khorana.
Dr. Cowan, an internationally-
known zoologist and one of UBC's
most illustrious graduates, retired in
1975 as dean of the Faculty of
Graduate Studies at UBC.
Dr. Khorana was a scientist with
B.C. Research on the campus from
1952 to 1959, where he began the
genetic research that led to a Nobel
Prize. He is now at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
UBC also pays tribute during its
annual Congregation ceremony to
those students who have headed their
respective graduating classes.
The student who heads each
graduating class is presented to
Chancellor Miller when he or she
arrives at the platform to receive his or
her academic degree.
Following are the heads of the
1977 graduating classes. Unless
otherwise noted, winners are
Vancouver residents.
The Governor-General's Gold Medal
(Head of the Graduating Classes in the
Faculties of Arts and Science, B.A. and
B.Sc. degrees): Ivor Ladd.
The Association of Professional
Engineers Gold Medal (Head of the
Graduating Class in Engineering, B.A.Sc.
degree): Chung M. V. Leung.
The Helen L. Balfour Prize, $300 (Head
of the Graduating Class in Nursing, B.S.N,
degree): Barbara M. Bradley (North
Vancouver).
The Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial
Medal and Prize  (Head of the Graduating
Gertrude Laing
Grace Maclnnis
Ian McT. Cowan
George Woodcock
Arthur Fouks
Har Gobind Khorana
Class in Education, Secondary Teaching
Field, B.Ed, degree): Evelyn B. Stiller.
The Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial
Medal and Prize (Head of the Graduating
Class in Education, Elementary Teaching
Field, B.Ed, degree): Wendy J. Owen (West
Vancouver).
The Ruth Cameron Medal for
Librarianship (Head of the Graduating Class
in Librarianship, M.L.S. degree): Jocelyn H.
Foster.
The Canadian Institute of Forestry Medal
(best overall record in Forestry in all years
of course, and high quality of character,
leadership,  etc.):  Mary E. Suttie (Merritt).
The College of Dental Surgeons of British
Columbia Gold Medal (Head of the
Graduating Class in Dentistry, D.M.D.
degree): Gerald J. Wittenberg.
The College of Dental Surgeons of British
Columbia Gold Medal in Dental Hygiene
(leading student in the Dental Hygiene
program): Ellen Stradiotti.
The Dean of Medicine's Prize (Head of
the Graduating Class in Rehabilitation
Medicine, B.S.R. degree): Lynn M. Petersen
(Victoria).
The Hamber Medal and Prize, $250
(Head of the Graduating Class in Medicine,
M.D. degree, best cumulative record in all
years of course): Stephen D. Clarke.
The Horner Prize and Medal for
Pharmaceutical Sciences, $100 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Pharmaceutical
Sciences, B.Sc. Pharm. degree): Vincent
C.Y. Ho.
The Kiwanis Club Gold Medal and Prize,
$300 (Head of the Graduating Class in
Commerce and Business Administration,
B.Com. degree): J. W. Bryan McConnell
(Delta).
The Law Society Gold Medal and Prize
(Call   and   Admission   fee)   (Head   of   the
Graduating Class in Law, LL.B. degree):
Risa E. Levine.
The H. R. MacMillan Prize in Forestry,
$200 (Head of the Graduating Class in
Forestry, B.S.F. degree): Mary E. Suttie
(Merritt).
The Physical Education Faculty Award
(Head of the Graduating Class in Physical
Education, B.P.E. degree): Louise A.
Sourisseau.
The Recreation Society of British
Columbia Prize (Head of the Graduating
Class in Recreation, B.R.E. degree):
Catherine J. Ross.
The Royal Architectural Institute of
Canada Medal (outstanding student in
Architecture, B.Arch. degree): Stephen C.
Quigley.
The Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold Medal
(Head of the Graduating Class in
Agricultural Sciences, B.Sc. degree): Nancy
E. Small  (Burnaby).
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of
the Graduating Class in Fine Arts, B.F.A.
degree): Timothy L. Runkle (North
Vancouver).
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of
the Graduating Class in Home Economics,
B.H.E. degree): Marilyn J. Moore (Toronto,
Ontario).
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of
the Graduating Class in Licentiate in
Accounting, Lie. Acct. degree): Laurence W.
Root.
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of
the Graduating Class in Music, B.Mus.
degree): Peter Bjerring   (Delta).
The University Medal for Arts and
Science (Proficiency in the Graduating
Classes in the Faculties of Arts and Science,
B.A. and B.Sc. degrees): Robert C. Feenstra
(Abbotsford).
UBC Reports/June 1, 1977/3 COMING EVENTS AT UBC
STAGE CAMPUS '77
Three plays will be staged this summer by student
actors. The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt
Brecht will be performed from June 29 to July 9;
God by Woody Allen (and maybe Sex) runs from
July 13 to 23; Handcuffs by James Reaney runs
from Aug. 3 to 13. All performances begin at 8
p.m. Tickets, $3; students, $2. For ticket
information and reservations, call 228-2678 or
228-2679.
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Four temporary exhibitions are on view at the
museum on Northwest Marine Drive during the
summer months. On display until June 15 are
Chinese Peasant Textile Arts: Kwantung and
Szechuan Provinces; and The Strangled Man: Haida
Argillite Carving in Retrospect, both exhibits by
Anthropology 431 students. The World of Spirits:
An exhibition of Igbo Masks from South East
Nigeria runs from July 4 to Aug. 31; and Clothing
and Identity from the museum's costume
collection begins June 14 until the end of
September. The museum is open Tuesdays from
noon to 9 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays from
noon to 7 p.m. Closed Mondays.
LAW STUDENTS LEGAL ADVICE PROGRAM
UBC Law students offer free legal advice to people
unable to afford a lawyer at full-time day and
evening clinics throughout the Lower Mainland.
For more information, call 228-5791 or 872-0271.
SUMMER SOCCER SCHOOL
The UBC Summer Soccer School runs from June
27 to July 29, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Students from 7 to 17 years of age are welcome to
participate. Cost of the program is $15 for one
week or $28 for two weeks. Call 228-3341 for
more information.
SUMMER PROGRAM PHONE NUMBERS
The School of Physical Education and Recreation
offers various programs throughout the summer.
Call the following numbers for information: Youth
Sports Camp - 228-3341; Skate UBC and Ice
Hockey Schools - 228-3177; Swimming Pool —
228-3800 or 228-2495.
EARLY MUSIC
Workshops on Baroque music and early music and
dance will be held from Aug. 8 to 20, accompanied
by an early music festival from Aug. 10 to 19.
Information on the workshops and festival can be
obtained by calling 228-2181, the Centre for
Continuing Education. Tickets for the six concerts
of the festival go on sale July 25.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
2:15 p.m.    CONGREGATION     in     the     War    Memorial
Gymnasium.
4:30 p.m.     RECEPTION in the cafeteria of the Student Union
Building for graduates and families.
OPEN     HOUSE    AT    CECIL    GREEN    PARK.
Reception   with cold buffet for  1977 graduates,
guests   and   faculty,   sponsored   by   the   Alumni
Association    and    the    Young    Alumni     Club.
Continues until 7 p.m. Admission, $2. 6251 Cecil
Green Park Rd.
7:30 p.m.    SOUNDS OF JAPAN. Wendy  Stuart and Takeo
Yamashiro     perform    Japanese    music    with
traditional instruments. Nitobe Garden Teahouse.
Admission to the garden is 50 cents.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2
2:15 p.m.    CONGREGATION     in     the     War    Memorial
Gymnasium.
4:30 p.m.     RECEPTION in the cafeteria of the Student Union
Building for graduates and families.
OPEN     HOUSE    AT    CECIL    GREEN    PARK.
Reception   with  cold  buffet for  1977 graduates,
guests   and   faculty,   sponsored   by   the   Alumni
Association    and    the    Young    Alumni    Club.
Continues until 7 p.m. Admission, $2. 6251 Cecil
Green Park Rd.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
2:15 p.m.    CONGREGATION    in    the    War    Memorial
Gymnasium.
4:30 p.m.    RECEPTION in the cafeteria of the Student Union
Building for graduates and families.
OPEN    HOUSE    AT    CECIL    GREEN    PARK.
Reception  with cold buffet for  1977 graduates,
guests   and   faculty,   sponsored   by   the   Alumni
Association    and    the     Young    Alumni     Club.
Continues until 7 p.m. Admission, $2. 6251 Cecil
Green Park Rd.
SUNDAY. JUNE 5
3:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY Tea ceremony
demonstration, accompanied by the koto, a
Japanese stringed instrument. Museum, 6393 N.W.
Marine Dr.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7
3:00 p.m. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR. Brad
Nelson, M.A.Sc. candidate in mechanical
engineering, speaks on Effect of Environment on
Friction Behavior of Diamond on Glass. Room
1215, Civil and Mechanical  Engineering Building.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9
2:30 p.m. FILTERING THEORY LECTURE. Dr. R. Curtain,
University of California at Los Angeles and the
University of Warwick, discusses The Mathematical
Theory of Infinite Dimensional Filtering. Room
2449, Biological Sciences Building.
FRIDAY, JUNE 10
2:30 p.m. FILTERING THEORY LECTURE. Or. R. Curtain
discusses An Application to a Water Pollution
Monitoring Problem. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12
3:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. Demonstration
by 10 festival drummers from Fukuiken, Japan,
and three dancers, as well as an ink brush portrait
painter. 6393 N.W. Marine Dr.
MONDAY, JUNE 13
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS LECTURE. Prof. D. Shoenberg,
Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, speaks on 45
Years in the Cold. Room 201, Hennings Building.
TUESDAY, JUNE 14
10:30 a.m. CHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Dr. M. J. Van der Wiel,
FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics,
Amsterdam, on Electron Correlation Effects
Studies by the Poor Man's Synchrotron. Room
225, Chemistry Building.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
3:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. Costumes from
around the world modelled by representatives from
Vancouver's various ethnic communities. 6393
N.W. Marine Dr. Sunday afternoon programs at the
museum continue throughout the summer; For
information on coming programs, call 228-3825.
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