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Enrolment for UBC's 1973-74 Winter Session
stood at 20,067 daytime students on Sept. 28, an
increase of 901 students over the final registration
figure of 19,166 for the last academic year.
In addition, 1,104 part-time students have
registered for evening credit courses. Also registered
as UBC students, but not included in the official total
of daytime students, are 64 interns and 298 residents,
medical-school graduates who are completing their
training under UBC auspices in B.C. hospitals.
The daytime enrolment increase for the current
year is a reversal of the trend of the past two Winter
Sessions, which saw enrolments decline from a record
20,940 daytime students in 1970-71 to last year's
figure of 19,166.
UBC's associate registrar, Ken Young, told UBC
Reports that an additional 300 or so students are
expected to register this year in the Faculty of
Graduate Studies. It is also expected, however, that
there will be an equal number of withdrawals from
the University by students in various Faculties.
When UBC's final enrolment figures are issued on
Dec. 1, it is expected that registration will stand in
the neighborhood of 20,000 students.
The Sept. 28 registration figures reveal that there
have been increases for 1973-74 in those Faculties
which have been hardest hit in recent years by
enrolment declines - Arts, Applied Science and
Total registration for degree programs in the
Faculty of Arts is up by 135 students from 5,193 to
5,328. In Applied Science enrolment has increased by
100 students from 1,325 to 1,425. Registration in the
Faculty of Education has increased by 426 students
from 2,964 to 3,390.
All other  Faculties of the University also show
Are Back
Some of the "stop-outs" are back and they're one
factor contributing to increased enrolments for UBC's
1973-74 Winter Session.
Dr. William Tetlow, associate director of UBC's
Office of Academic Planning, says one reason for a
reversal of the declining enrolment trends of the past
two years is the return of the stop-outs — a term
coined by Time magazine for high school graduates
who decide to postpone entering university and
university students who elect to take a year or more
out before completing their degree programs.
UBC's daytime enrolment for the 1973-74 Winter
Session stood at 20,067 on Sept. 28, an increase of
901 students over last year's Dec. 1 enrolment figure
of 19,166. Additional registrations, chiefly in
Graduate Studies, and withdrawals from the
University will probably result in an official
enrolment figure of about 20,000 students for the
current Winter Session.
Dr. Tetlow's preliminary analysis of enrolment
figures reveals that registration has increased by about
300 students each in both first- and third-year
programs throughout the University. Total
registration for all second-year programs is up by
some 160 students.
Many of the additional first- and third-year
students, he believes, are returning stop-outs who
either decided to postpone entry into first-year
university programs after completing high school or
who decided to take a breather from their UBC
studies at the end of second year.
"There's some logic to a decision to postpone
further education at both these points," Dr. Tetlow
argues. "Many high school graduates want to break
out of the lock-step continuity from high school to
university and either travel or work.
"Many university students feel the same way," he
says, "when they've reached the point where they've
completed basic university training and are about to
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enrolment increases, with the exception of Graduate
Studies, where the expected additional registration of
300 students will bring the Faculty total up to last
year's figure of 2,646.
Here is a Faculty-by-Faculty rundown of
enrolment as of Sept. 28. Comparison figures for
1972-73, where given, are for enrolment as of Dec. 1,
Enrolment is up from 251 to 290 students.
Increases are most marked at the first-year level (up
from 47 to 62 students) and at the second-year level
(up from 65 to 91).
Total enrolment for all degree programs in the
Faculty is up from 1,325 to 1,425 students.
Total enrolment for engineering degree programs
has declined from  last year's 916 students to 858.
First-year   engineering   registration   is  up,  hov
from 224 students to 254.
Enrolment in the School of Architectun
increased from 144 to 171.
The School of Nursing has increased its enro
from 265 students to 396. Much of the increase
result of the introduction of a new basic c
program approved by the Senate in the last aca<
UBC's biggest Faculty currently has !
students enrolled as compared to last year's to
Degree-program totals for the Arts Faculty are as
follows (1972-73 totals in brackets): Arts - 4,385
(4,309); Fine Arts - 33 (37); Music - 275 (295);
Home Economics — 359 (313); Librarianship — 132
(114); Social Work- 144 (125).
Enrolment is up in every year of the program
leading to the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Current
total is 1,202 students as opposed to last year's
1,005. Biggest increase is at the second-year level
where 354 are registered this year compared to 245 in
1972-73. Program leading to the Licentiate in
Accounting has 86 registered this year, compared to
61 last year.
Current registration is 196 compared to last year's
191. Dentistry limits enrolment to its Doctor of
Dental Medicine program to 40 and to its Diploma in
Dental Hygiene program to 20.
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UBC is probably providing the most complete
day care service available at any North
American university, according to Dr. Marvin
Lazerson, co-chairman of the University Day
Care Council, shown above surrounded by a
few of the youngsters registered in one of the
eight day care units operating in Acadia
Camp.  For details, see story on Page Two. Day Care Units Expand to Eight
The University of B.C. is probably providing the
most complete day care service available at any North
American university.
This is the opinion of Dr. Marvin Lazerson,
associate professor of Education at UBC and the
current co-chairman of the University Day Care
Council, the umbrella organization which
co-ordinates day care facilities in Acadia Camp on
The allocation by the University this summer of
two additional buildings in Acadia Camp brings to
eight the number of day care units operating in
converted army huts in the Camp.
Up to 160 children, ranging in age from 18 months
to five, are accommodated in the eight day care
centres. Four centres cater to children aged 18
months to three years and the remainder are for
children aged three to five.
The children of students make up more than 75
per cent of those registered in the campus units. The
others are the children of UBC faculty and staff
"No university that I know of in North America is
catering to so many children or turning over so much
space for day care facilities," Dr. Lazerson told UBC
Despite this, he added, campus day care facilities
are inadequate and many more children could be
accommodated if space was available. The two units
that opened in September had waiting lists before
they even opened their doors, he said.
The University Day Care Council is currently
screening applications for the position of co-ordinator
of all day care facilities in Acadia Camp.
Mr. Norman Levi, Minister for Human Resources
in the provincial government, agreed to provide funds
for the co-ordinator's salary recently after visiting the
Acadia day care units. He was accompanied on the
visit by UBC's Chancellor, Mr. Justice Nathan T.
Dr. Lazerson said the co-ordinator will assist in the
expansion and integration of University services
within the campus day care centres.
"At present," he said, "the Community Health
Centre of the Faculty of Medicine provides a valuable
service by doing physical examinations on some of
the children in the eight units and advising when
there are outbreaks of childhood diseases, such as
mumps or chicken pox.
"We would also like to involve other University
departments and schools in the work of the day care
units," he said. As an example of such involvement he
cited the possibility of providing clinical experience
for students in the School of Nursing.
Another of the co-ordinator's tasks will be to
explore the possibility of expansion of day care
facilities by organizing family-based units. Under this
scheme, day care would be provided in individual
Finally, Dr. Lazerson said, the co-ordinator would
relieve parents of much of the day-to-day
administration of the eight day care units so that
more time can be spent on the planning of future
facilities and services.
Each day care unit in Acadia Camp is a parent
co-operative and each family participates in a variety
of ways in the operation of the units. Some parents
help the professional staff in the supervision of the
units during the day, others clean the buildings and
surrounding grounds in the evening, and still others
provide administrative services.
Fees paid by parents whose children are registered
in the day care centres vary from zero up to $120 a
month. The amount paid is dependent on the parents'
The provincial government, in addition to
providing fee subsidies, also provides equipment
grants and some matching grants for general purposes.
The two day care units which came into operation
in September involved expenditures of $5,000 for the
purchase of lumber, paint and equipment. The
University allocates the buildings on a rent-free basis
and parents and other interested individuals provide
free labor and other services, such as legal work.
The two centres that opened this September were
aided by a $3,500 grant from the 1973 graduating
Each of the day care units is financially
self-sustaining when in operation, Dr. Lazerson said.
Co-chairing the Day Care Council with Dr.
Lazerson is Ms. Chantel Haussmann, a graduate
student in the UBC French department. The Council
is made up of representatives from all the Acadia
Camp day care units.
Green Lectures Set
Lectures in the fields of Classical studies,
Spanish-American literature and brain research will be
given at UBC in coming weeks by three Cecil H. and
Ida Green Visiting Professors.
Two of the visiting professors, Prof. Frederick
Combellack, who is attached to the Classics
department for the first term of the current Winter
Session, and Prof. Enrique L. Revol, who will spend
the entire Winter Session in the Department of
Hispanic and Italian Studies, are the longest
appointments made to date under the visiting
professorship scheme.
Most Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professors are
on the campus for relatively short periods of time.
Prof. Combellack, the North American authority
on the Greek poet Homer and for 35 years professor
of Greek literature at the University of Oregon, will
speak on "Homer and the Fashionable Critics" at
12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Room 100 of the
Buchanan Building.
.Prof. Revol, who teaches modern literature at the
University of Cordoba, in Argentina, will speak on
Monday, Oct. 29, on "The Poet as Thinker in our
Times," at 12:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the Buchanan
Both Prof. Combellack and Prof. Revol will give
other lectures during the first term of the Winter
The third visiting professor is Sir John Eccles,
winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine for his research
explaining how electrical messages are able to pass
from one brain cell to another.
He will speak tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 11) on
'The Brain and Consciousness" in the lecture theatre
of UBC's psychiatric hospital on Wesbrook Crescent
at 10:45 a.m. and in the same location on Friday
(Oct. 12) at 4:30 p.m. on the topic "Interlocking
Systems of Communication to and from the
Sir John will complete his lecture series at UBC on
Saturday (Oct. 13) when he opens the 1973-74
lecture series of the Vancouver Institute at 8:15 p.m.
in Room 106 of the .Buchanan Building. His topic will
be "Understanding the Human Brain."
China Festival
UBC's Chinese Students' Association and
International' House will sponsor United Nations Day
at UBC on Oct. 24.
A highlight of the event will be a three-day
display, Oct. 24-26, of Chinese handicrafts, music,
dancing, language, history and medicine in
International House.
One of the speakers during the festival will be
Prof. Ping-Ti Ho, a former UBC faculty member in
Asian Studies and now a faculty member at the
University of Chicago. Information on his lecture will
be available from International House (228-5021) in
the week of the Festival.
Arts Faculty Looks to the Future
Heads of departments and directors of Schools in
UBC's Faculty of Arts are in the final stages of
preparation of detailed reports for Dean Douglas
Kenny spelling out their academic goals, structure
and staffing.
The reports, to be in the hands of the Dean by
Nov. 1, were requested in a strongly-worded directive
which went out last May and which stressed the
importance of careful planning to meet the
"challenges in the 1970s."
In the directive. Dean Kenny defined the
challenges as follows:
• To meet the coming decade with imaginative
and practicable plans to assure that the study of the
liberal arts will provide an education which will
enable men and women to cope with, and help to
shape, the rapid changes occurring in our society.
• To define and demonstrate to University
colleagues and students, and to society and
government, the value of the specific goals of
departments and Schools and that these goals are
worthy of financial support.
• To recognize and support a wide range of
perspectives and programs, disciplines and
interdisciplinary relationships in the Faculty.
Dean Kenny said the Faculty must face up to a
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number of problems to meet these challenges. These
included a decline in enrolment in honors programs,
an increasing inability to retain students after the first
or second year and a "decreasing emphasis on, and
understanding of, the liberalizing and liberating
function of our undergraduate programs."
The Dean said he was concerned about a
proliferation of courses "which reflect the particular
scholarly interests of the instructors more than the
educational needs of the students," and a tendency
often to regard the teaching of introductory and
lower-level courses as inappropriate for senior faculty.
Dean Kenny said he believes that budgetary
decisions have been based to too great an extent on
various inputs, such as enrolment figures, student
contact hours and so on. "Personally, I am convinced
that output, such as degrees granted, quality of
instruction and effective progress toward academic
objectives, must also be taken significantly into
account in allocating resources.
"If measures of input only are used, the
intellectual and social contributions of the Faculty of
Arts are likely to be evaluated  largely in terms of
dollars and cents, and vital elements of the Faculty's
achievements are undervalued or ignored," the
directive added.
"The time has come when we must make a
concerted effort to combat this approach by
demonstrating clearly and convincingly that carefully
defined academic objectives are worth what it costs
to pursue them."
Dean Kenny asked the recipients of the directive
to provide him with a "concise" report on the
following topics:
1. The present academic goals of the department
or School, indicating the relationship between those
connected with research and teaching.
2. A clear indication of the academic priorities in
terms of existing, developing and projected programs.
3. The relationships between these objectives and
programs and the needs of students and society.
4. As clear an indication as possible of the
activities and achievements of the department or
school's graduates over the past five years.
5. A brief statement of the development of the
department or School over the past five years.
6. Plans for development over the next five years,
(a) if necessary additional funds should be available,
and (b) if resources remain at the present level. Workshops Improve Student Skills
Four workshops, designed to improve student
skills in such areas as essay writing, job seeking and
study habits, begin this week under the sponsorship
of the campus Office of Student Services.
The free, non-credit workshops are designed to
help students to make more effective use of their
University time, according to A.F. "Dick" Shirran,
director of the Student Services office.
A workshop on effective study habits is designed
to show students how to study effectively without
becoming a bookworm.
Studying, Mr. Shirran said, is a skill and many
students simply don't know how to use their time
Some years ago, he said, Student Services did a
study of 500 students with second-class or better
marks and an equal number who had failed or done
"Part of the study involved going over each
student's timetable in detail to see what they did with
their time," he said.
It was found that the students with good marks
had a high level of involvement in a variety of
activities, including clubs, sports and part-time work.
"They also did more studying," he said, "but they
had learned to use their time effectively."
Students who failed or did badly, on the other
hand, were found to have a low level of participation
in   all   areas,   including   studying.   'They   had every
Two On
Two students have been appointed to the
University of B.C.'s Senate committee on appeals on
academic standing.
Student Senators Mr. Svend Robinson and Mr.
J.A. MeEwen were elected members of .the appeals
committee at Senate's Sept. 12 meeting after being
nominated by Senate's nominating committee.
The appointments arose from a motion by Student
Senator Mr. D.V. Anderson that student
representation on the appeals committee be made
equal to that of faculty.
Mr. Anderson told Senate at its June meeting that
the lone student member then on the committee was
in a "psychological pressure-cooker" because of the
presence of three faculty members on the
eight-member committee.
Senate passed Mr. Anderson's motion at its June
meeting and asked its nominating committee to
clarify the position of Mr. J.E.A. Parnall, the
Registrar, on the committee.
(The Registrar, President Walter H. Gage, and
Chancellor Nathan Nemetz are ex officio members of
all Senate committees.)
At Senate's Sept. 12 meeting. Dr. C.V. Bourne,
chairman of Senate's nominating committee, reported
that as one of the three faculty members on the
appeals committee had resigned, his committee had
decided to nominate a total of two students to the
appeals committee.
Dr. Bourne added that his committee had decided
that the Registrar is not a faculty member for the
purposes of the appeals committee, since he is an ex
officio member of all Senate committees.
Dr. James Foulks of the Department of
Pharmacology said the question debated at the June
meeting wasn't simple equality of representation of
students and faculty members.
Senate had been more concerned that students on
the committee felt they had the numerical strength to
speak freely and not feel overwhelmed by their
seniors, he said.
He said that a motion proposed at the June
meeting by Prof. Robert Clark, Academic Planner,
which would have limited student representation on
the committee specifically to two students, had been
Mr. Robinson proposed at the September meeting
that a third student be named to the appeals
committee. His amendment was defeated.
intention of studying," Mr. Shirran said, "but they
never got themselves organized."
The effective study habits workshop will be
instructed by Miss Evelyn Corker, a counsellor in the
Student Services office.
Miss Corker will also instruct a second workshop
on effective interpersonal communications, which Mr.
Shirran said is an outgrowth of a study habits
workshop held in the last academic year.
Many students, Mr. Shirran said, raised questions
in the study habits workshop about attitudes towards
Sir John Eccles, one of the world's leading
brain researchers, will open the 1973-74 lecture
series of the Vancouver Institute at UBC on
Oct. 13.
Sir John, a Nobel Prize winner in medicine
and Distinguished Visiting Professor in
Neurophysiology at UBC, will speak in Room
106 of the Buchanan Building at 8:15 p.m. on
the subject "Understanding the Human Brain."
Subsequent lectures sponsored by the
Institute, a "town-gown" organization which
has held Saturday-night lectures on the UBC
campus for more than 50 years, will include
talks on power development and the
environment, mental health, education and
communications. Dean Douglas Kenny, head of
the Faculty of Arts, is the current president of
the Institute.
There is no admission charge fpr Institute
lectures, but interested persons are invited to
become Institute members by payment of an
annual fee. Fees are $6 for a family, $5 for an
individual and $2 for students.
Following is a complete list of pre-Christmas
Oct. 13 - Sir John Eccles, Laboratory of
Neurobiology, State University of New York,
Buffalo. "Understanding the Human Brain."
Oct. 20 - Dr. Muriel Uprichard, Director,
School of. Nursing, UBC. 'The Oldest
Oct. 27 - Mr. David N. Cass-Beggs,
Chairman; B.C. Hydro and Power Authority.
"Power Development and the Environment in
British Columbia."
Nov. 3 - Dr. Michael Lerner, population
geneticist, Institute of Personality Assessment
and Research, University of California,
Berkeley. "Human Biology and Ethics."
Nov. 10 - Dr. Thomas Lambo, Deputy
Director, World Health Organization, Geneva;
and former . Vice-Chancellor, University of
Ibadan, Nigeria. "Mental Health Services in
Developing Countries."
Nov. 17 - Mr. Jack D. Herbert, Director,
Vancouver Museums and Planetarium. 'The
Museum and the Community."
Nov. 24 - Wjr. John Bremer, Commissioner
for Education, B.C. "Intelligence in the
Dec. 1 - Ms. Lisa Hobbs, television critic,
Vancouver Sun. "Communicating Through the
Grudge Fence."
Memorial Fund
A fund has been established in honor of the late
Ian McNairn, associate professor of Fine Arts at UBC,
who died in a boating accident on Aug. 20.
The Ian McNairn Memorial Fund will be used to
buy specialized books in the area of medieval art
history for the UBC Library. Mr. McNairn taught
courses in this field while a member of the UBC
Cheques, payable to the "Ian McNairn Memorial
Fund," should be sent to the Department of Fine
Arts, the University Librarian or directly to the
Department of Finance, which will mail official
receipts to donors.
themselves and others in relation to achievement at
"A lot of what happens in this workshop, which
will be unstructured, will depend on the students
themselves," Mr. Shirran said. Enrolment will be kept
to about 12 students in each workshop section in
order to encourage participation.
A workshop in effective essay writing will be
instructed by Mrs. Nancy Horsman, assistant to the
Dean of Women, whose office is co-sponsoring the
course. Mrs. Horsman is a former lecturer in the UBC
English department and at Vancouver City College.
Many students, Mrs. Horsman said, have never
been taught the technique of planning, organizing and
writing a long essay or term paper. "It's a
straightforward technique which can easily be
demonstrated to students," she said. The workshop is
not designed to teach remedial English.
The fourth workshop, entitled effective job
seeking, is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration.
This workshop will discuss techniques of
interviewing prospective employers and researching
companies in which future graduates have an interest.
The instructor will be Dennis Magrega, a counsellor in
the Office of Student Services.
Most workshop sessions are scheduled for the
12:30-1:30 p.m. lunch break and additional
workshops will' be arranged if enrolment justifies
Interested students may sign up for the workshops
by visiting the Student Services Office, which is
housed in Block F of the Ponderosa Annex on UBC's
West Mall.
Dental Plan
Goes Into
The University of B.C.'s dental plan is now in
effect. About 76 per cent of the University's
non-union staff and faculty members have so far
subscribed to the new plan.
The plan has overcome two hurdles. It was
originally scheduled to come into effect, if a
sufficient number of people subscribed to it, on July
1. But tenders from competing health carriers didn't
arrive in time and implementation was postponed
until Sept. 1.
But by Sept. 1 less than the required 65 per cent
of non-union staff and faculty members had
subscribed. So the Medical Services Association, the
carrier chosen by the University's Board of Governors
to handle the plan, granted a month's extension.
Single members pay $2.55 per month, married
members pay $4.98, and the premium for family
coverage is $7.24 per month.
The University matches contributions by
employees. Contributions are paid in advance. Those
who have subscribed to the plan will pay their first
month's subscription for the month of November and
their payment will be deducted from their pay
cheque at the end of October.
Since the plan didn't go into effect until Sept. 1,
the University has picked up members' payments for
the months of September and October.
The plan pays for 70 per cent of all bills for
cleaning and scaling; extractions; treatment of acute
gum diseases; repair of crowns, dentures and bridges;
oral examinations; x-rays; emergency treatment for
relief of pain; and some other procedures.
This category provides benefits of up to $500 per
year per person covered.
A second category covers 50 per cent of the cost
of crowns, bridges, inlays and dentures and of
treatment of chronic gum diseases and other
procedures. Under this category the maximum
payment from the plan would be $250 in the first
year for each person insured and $500 in each
following year.
Unions on campus will be able to initiate
negotiations to join the plan on behalf of their
UBC Reports/Oct. 10, 1973/3 Committee
UBC's Faculty of Arts has established a committee
to prepare recommendations for a program of
non-credit instruction in writing and reading for
students who fail to meet a "minimum standard of
competence" in these areas when they enter the
The committee, to be known as the Dean of Arts'
Ad Hoc Committee on Minimal Standards in Writing
and Reading, will be chaired by Dr. Bruce Grenberg,
of the Department of English.
Other members are: Dr. John Boyd, Economics;
Mr. Robert Harlow, Creative Writing; Dr. Frederick
Lehmann, History; Dr. David Macaree, English; Miss
Lolita Rodman, English; and Dr. Richard Sikora,
Dean Kenny was asked to form the committee
following a Faculty of Arts debate on a report from
the  Faculty's Curriculum Development Committee.
The report said that students who lack the
distinction between a comma and a full stop and are
unable to control the simplest pronoun references
have a personal problem, "like not being able to
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Total enrolment is up from 2,946 last year to
3,390 for 1973-74.
Registration in the elementary division is up from
1,294 to 1,403 and in the secondary division from
1,080 to 1,276. In both divisions the biggest increases
have been recorded in the graduate year, made up of
students who have obtained a degree in another
Faculty and are registered for a one-year
teacher-qualification program.
The Faculty's School of Physical Education and
Recreation has registered 460 students for the
Bachelor of Physical Education degree program (403
registered last year) and 151 are enrolled for the
receation education degree compared to a 1972-73
total of 104 students.
An additional 300 students are expected to
register in this Faculty to add to the 2,306 already
enrolled for 1973-74.
Registration for Master of Science programs has
already increased from 438 to 461.
Registration is up from 607 to 634 students. All
the increase has come in the first two years of the
degree program, with 235 as compared to last year's
214 registered in first year and 218 compared to last
year's 185 in the second year. Third-year registration
has declined from 208 to 181.
Enrolment in the Medical Faculty appears to have
declined from 460 to 400, but the figures are
misleading. Enrolment for the program leading to
the M.D. degree is up from 274 to 295.
Enrolment in the School of Rehabilitation
Medicine appears to have declined from 186 last year
to 105 this year. The School, however, has this year
reduced its former four-year program to three years
by eliminating the first year. Students now take their
first year in the Faculties of Arts or Science.
Total enrolment in the Faculty is up from 321 to
343. Biggest increases are at the second- and
fourth-year levels.
Registration is up from 3,549 to 3,647 students.
Registration is down at the first year level to 1,278
from last year's 1,343 and up significantly at the
third-year level to 826 from 665.
Students registered for a qualifying year number
175 compared to 163 last year and unclassified
students total 309 this year as compared to 140 in
In addition to the 20,067 daytime Winter Session
students, 1,104 students are registered for evening
credit courses administered through the Centre for
Continuing Education.
An estimated 1,120 daytime registrants are
classified as part-time students.
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UBC Awards Detailed
A total of 13,936 financial awards were
made to graduate and undergraduate
students at the University of B.C. in the
1972-73 academic year.
Details of financial assistance to
students were reported to UBC's Senate on
Oct. 10 by President Walter H. Gage. A
summary of student aid (see table below)
showed that the value of the 13,936 awards
was $6,677,400.
The number of awards made does not
correspond to the number of students who
received assistance. Some students receive
more than one award and the summary
does not include awards made by non-UBC
UBC awards officer Byron Hender told
UBC Reports that an estimated 40 per cent
of UBC's student body receive one or more
financial awards during the academic year.
President Gage told Senate that Mr.
Hender was co-operating with UBC's
Systems Services department to develop a
more extensive method of record-keeping
of financial awards for detailed analysis.
He suggested that faculty members and
students who have suggestions concerning
the kinds of information which should be
collected should get in touch with Mr.
Hender in the awards office, Room 207,
Buchanan Building.
The table below summarizes student aid
in the 1972-73 academic year.
Graduate A wards
National Research Council Awards
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Various Named Awards
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embark on more intensive work in their major field of
study or enter professional programs."
It's also significant, Dr. Tetlow says, that there
have been significant increases in enrolment in the
two Faculties — Arts and Education — that have
experienced the steepest enrolment declines in recent
The largest increase in the Bachelor of Arts degree
program has come at the first-year level where
enrolment is up by 194 students from last year's
1,062 to 1,256.
Overall enrolment in the Arts Faculty has
increased by 135 students from 5,193 to 5,328.
Enrolments in both the elementary and secondary
divisions of the Faculty of Education have also shown
significant increases with the biggest jumps being
recorded in the fifth-year transfer programs, made up
of students who have obtained a degree and are
taking a one-year teacher-qualification course.
Dr. Tetlow believes other factors have influenced
student decisions to enrol in Education.
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years," he said, "that there were not enough jobs
available for graduating teachers. Many people and
organizations, notably former Dean of Education
Neville Scarfe and the B.C. Teachers' Federation,
have vigorously denied this and they have probably
influenced students."
Provincial Department of Education policies have
had their effect as well, he believes. In the past year
the Education department has made additional funds
available to school districts to hire more teachers to
reduce class sizes and the UBC Faculty of Education
is continuing to undergo internal changes to alter the
teacher-training process.
"Word of these changes gets to students through
the grapevine," he" says, "and overcomes their
uncertainties about a teaching career."
Dr. Tetlow is a little uncertain about the meaning
of a notable increase in enrolment in the third year in
the Faculty of Science from 665 last year to 826 for
the current Session.
"The stop-out phenomenon may be operative
here," he says, "but I suspect some of the increase
may result from transfers from regional colleges."
Dr. Tetlow also points to a large increase, from
140 last year to 309 this year, in the number of
daytime students listed as unclassified. These are
students who already have a degree and have decided
to return to University to take courses in areas that
interest them.
The fact that 240 of the 309 unclassified students
are on campus on a part-time basis leads him to
believe that removal in the past year by many UBC
Faculties of regulations that seemed to discourage
part-time study has influenced many people to return
to University.
(An additional 1,104 part-time students have
registered for evening credit courses.)


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