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Volume 6, No. 3
May-June, 1960
Dr. John H. Young, an associate professor of economics
at Yale University, has been
appointed head of the department of economics and political science at the University
of British Columbia, President
N.A.M. MacKenzie has announced.
Dr. Young, a native of Victoria, B.C., will take up his position at UBC on July 1, Dr. MacKenzie said. Dr. Young succeeds
Prof. John Deutsch, now a vice-
principal of Queen's University,
and Prof. Joseph Crumb, who
was appointed head of the UBC
department in June, 1959, for one
Dr. Young was educated in
Victoria and spent a short time
at Victoria College in 1938 before taking a position with a
bank. In 1940 he joined the
RCAF and served as a flying instructor, examining officer and
chief flying instructor in training command.
He retired as a squadron
leader in 1945 and after a winter
at Victoria College he wenl to
Queen's University to study political science. He received the
degree of bachelor of arts in
1948 and the master of arts degree in 1949.
He was awarded a Beaver Club
scholarship in 1949 and went to
Cambridge to specialize in economics. He received his doctor's
degree from that University in
Dr. Young returned to Canada
in 1951 and spent the next two
years as an economist in the
joint intelligence bureau of the
department  of  national   defence.
He joined the staff of Yale
University in 1953 and reached
the rank of associate professor
there in 1958. For the past year,
Dr. Young has been in Great
Britain and Europe on a Stimson
Grant to do a study of postwar
commercial policy in Europe. He
is now preparing a book which
offers an extended analysis of the
theory of commercial policy and
applies this theory to the events
of the postwar world.
Dr. Young has made an intensive study of Canadian economic
development and was invited to
prepare a study on Canadian
commercial policy for the Royal
Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects.
Empire Pool Open
Empire pool at UBC is now
open for public swimiming.
Monday to Friday the pool is
open from 12 noon until sundown.
On Saturday a»d Sunday the
pool opens one hour later.
Swimming lessons for both
children and adults under qualified instructors are given regularly at the pool. Full information
can be obtained from Dr. R. D.
Whittle, of the school of physical
FIELD MARSHAL Viscount Montgon^r,
iein pajd
a five-day visit to Vancouver recently and was honoured by
UBC with a special congregation at which he received the
degree of doctor of laws. He is shown above on his arrival
with the president, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie. Honorary
degree was conferred May 9.
Three-acre Japanese
Garden Opened at UBC
An authentic Japanese garden, complete with tea house
Japanese bridges and a series of small lakes covering almost
an acre, was opened at UBC early in May.
The opening ceremonies were
presided over by the president,
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie. Mr.
Muneo Tanabe, consul for Japan
in Vancouver, declared the garden officially open. Other speakers included Dr. George Ishi-r
wara, president of the Japanese
Canadian Citizens' Association,
Dr. John Neill, director of landscaping at UBC, and Prof. Kan-
nosuke Mori, designer of the
Dr. Mori has lived at UBC for
more than a year planning and
supervising construction of the
three-acre garden which is intended as a symbol of Japanese
Canadian goodwill.
Everything in the garden, from
entrance gate to the rocks over
which an artificial waterfall
tumbles, follows generations of
tradition established by Japanese landscape artists.
Dr. Neill says Japanese gardens are meant to be replicas
of nature brought down to human scale with the rocks representing mountains and the trees
forests. The project will be an
integral part of the UBC botanical garden, says Dr. Neill, and
a valuable teaching aid for students interested in plant science.
Dr. Mori, the garden's designer, searched B.C.'s lower
mainland^ for weeks before finding the exact shape and colour
of rock for the waterfall. He
finally  located  what  he  wanted
near Harrison Hot Springs.
The doll size tea house in the
garden is a gift from the Kajima
Construction Company of Japan
which also sent two carpenters to
assemble the building which will
also contain scrolls, vases and
utensils for use in the traditional
Japanese tea ceremony.
Interested Japanese businessmen and members of the
Japanese-Canadian Citizens' Association have contributed about
$25,000 in money and items which
are included in the garden.
In addition to the tea house
contributions ■ which have come
direct from Japan are an authentic entrance gate, a garden shelter and hundreds of trees and
shrubs. A master flower-arranger and a master instructor
in the tea ceremony were sent
to demonstrate their arts during
the opening ceremonies.
The garden, located on Marine
Drive opposite President N. A.
M. MacKenzie's home, will be
called the Dr. Inazo Nitobe Memorial Garden, and the largest
of seven stone lanterns in the
garden has a plaque on it in his
Dr. Nitobe, a Japanese internationalist, was a former secretary-general of the League of
Nations. He died in Victoria,
B.C. in 1933 while on a speaking
Law Professor Named
Head for First Year
Formation of an Institute of Industrial Relations at the
University of British Columbia has been announced by the
president, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie.
The  president  also  announced*-
the    appointment    of   Professor
A. W. Jt. Carrothers of the UBC
law faculty as director of the
Institute for the first year of its
The president said Prof. Carrothers would head the Institute
until a full time director is appointed. He will be responsible
for the initial organization of the
Institute and will return to full
time teaching duties in the law
school next year.
The   Institute,   which  will  begin operations on July 1, will be
concerned    primarily ■  with    re
search, the president said.
It will accept graduate students only who will be prepared
for advanced work in the field
of industrial relations through
an increase in the number of
courses at the undergraduate
level in such departments as
economics, commerce, sociology,
social work, history, medicine
and engineering.
The president emphasized that
the Institute would not take part
in -the settlement of industrial
disputes. "Such institutes are
concerned primarily with research," the president said, "not
solely in the field of industrial
conflict but in the area of human relations in industry as
The staff of the Institute will
be drawn from various departments of the University. It is
expected that faculty members
who wish to undertake long term
research projects will be relieved
of some lecturing in their own
A secondary purpose of the
Institute will be a community
program of conferences, short
courses and seminars arranged
by the UBC extension department.
Prof. Carrothers said that liaison between the Institute and
the community would be carried
out by a community advisory
committee consisting of representatives of labour, industry,
•the public and the University.
The list of research topics that
could be carried out by the staff
of the Institute is almost endless, Prof. Carrothers said.
Some of the projects now being
considered are the relationships
between U.S. head offices and
their Canadian subsidiaries, an
economic analysis of the building construction industry in B.C.,
a sociological study of workers
in the main resource industries
of B.C., labour "political action"
in B.C. and legal research.
"Our researchers will not necessarily be looking for solutions
to specific problems," Prof. Carrothers said. "The aim will be to
accumulate a body of knowledge
about industrial relations in a
wide sense and we will embark
on the work with no preconceptions as to the results."
It is hoped that the findings of
the Institute will be published
and the results available to
everyone, Prof. Carrothers added.
A total of $6,157,689 has
been paid into the University
of B, C. development fund
since 1958 when the campaign
was held to raise $10,000,000
for building expansion.
Pledges to the development
il fund, due over the next two
or three years, amount to
$3,459,743. Thus the total
paid and pledged to the fund
has reached $9,617,432.
As of March 31 the board of
governors had approved expenditure of $12,359,289 on buildings
which are either completed or
under construction. Funds for
these projects have come from
the development fund, the provincial government and the Canada Council.
A total of $4,000,000 has been
received from the provincial government under a 1956 agreement
to provide $10,000,000 at the rate
of $1,000,000 per year.
The provincial government has
also agreed to match development fund contributions up to
$10,000,000 and is this year making its first matching grant of
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
said UBC is undertaking construction of new buildings as
quickly as funds become available.
"Industry, alumni and the general public and our governments
have made an outstanding contribution to the University's development," he said, "but it will
require all the money we can obtain from both public and government to provide classrooms, laboratories, offices and residences
for the students and staff we now
have. New developments will require  additional funds."
Currently under construction
are five projects totalling $7,108,-
127. They are are follows:
• A fourth residence for men
costing $417,369. Three residences
and a central dining and recreational and social building, costing $2,123,886, have been completed and are in use.
The dining and recreational
building was officially opened on
May 20 by His Excellency Major-
General G. P. Vanier, Canada's
governor - general, who visited
UBC to receive an honorary degree at spring congregation.
• An addition to the library
will double its present seating
capacity and provide space for
special collections. Ready in September, the new wing will cost
$1,708,758 of which $824,000 came
from the Canada Council and
$425,000 as a gift from Walter
• An addition to the Wesbrook
building for the faculty of pharmacy costing $663,500. This build,
ing will be ready in September.
• An addition to the Buchanan
building, the first building completed under UBC's 10-year development plan begun in 1956.
The new wing will cost $1,283,000,
including $525,280 from the Can-
Please turn to page 3
May-June, 1960
VOLUME 6, No. 3 MAY - JUNE,  1960 VANCOUVER 8, B.C.
JAMES A. BANHAM, editor LAREE  SPRAY  HEIDE, assistant
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa. Published by the University of
British  Columbia  and  distributed free of  charge to friends and graduates of the University. Permission   is   granted   for   the   material   appearing herein to be reprinted freely.
Can We Remain Separate?
(On May 13 President N. A. M. MacKenzie received the degree of doctor of
civil law (D.C.L.) from the University of
Saskatchewan. What follows is an excerpt
from tlie address which he delivered to
the graduating students on that occasion.)
"Here in Canada, as a nation in the
making, we have our own special difficulties. Our population is small and scattered across the continent; part of it is
French in origin, part Anglo-Saxon and
Celtic . . . and the rest a scattering of
peoples of all races, classes and creeds
from every corner of the globe ...
"Given time — and by time I mean
centuries — I have no doubt but that, like
other nations and peoples, we could and
would forge a great nation, with a strong
sense of its own identity and separateness.
But meanwhile we cannot escape the fact
and fate that we are North Americans . . .
and, whether we like it or not, we are
permanently and irrevocably under the
shadow of the United States of America,
and are with them . . . creating a culture and a civilization that is North American and different from that of Europe
and Asia.
"Ill view of this we face the supremely
difficult question. Can we in these circumstances become and remain a different
and separate people and nation, or will we
in due course gradually merge with the
United States?
"I have already told you where I stand
in this matter. I* am aggressively a Canadian; but, in addition to the world forces
I mentioned earlier, I am aware of other
circumstances and influences operating
here at home. Among these I would list
defence, economic and financial integration, and the ever present and all pervasive reality of American culture. In all
this I want to emphasize that I am not
anti-American nor do I blame them for
What is happening in Canada and to
Canada.   .   .   .
"I mention defence first because it is
such an immediate problem and one which
may settle our fate in a drastic manner.
At the present time we play a minor role
in NATO . . . , are still sentimental
about Britain and the Commonwealth,
and anxious to do our bit in United Nations police work. But all these are subsidiary to the actual defence of Canada
itself. At present we have accepted and
act upon the thesis that the defence of
North America — that is in reality, the
defence of the United States —is of paramount importance. There is much to be
said for this thesis for if the United States
goes down, there is no defence of Canada.
But this thesis also means that, to all intents and purposes, our major policy of
war and peace is decided in Washington,
and our forces are part of the American
forces. Many Canadians will quarrel with
this statement but I honestly feel that if
we face the real, hard facts of life we must
accept it.
"Given this policy, what is there for
Canada and Canadians to do? Personally
I would strive mightily to maintain Canadian sovereignty in Canada, meaning
control of all defence foi*ces and projects
m bur country. In addition, I would try
and insist that we at least share industrially in the defence effort. . . .
"Another and growing opinion is that
we should accept the fact that, as a relatively small nation, we can't afford
modern armaments anyway, and should
give up trying to do so. Instead, we would
maintain modest conventional forces and
weapons and make them available if
necessary . . . for limited purposes, like
the Middle East or Korea. This admittedly is attractive for it would permit us to
concentrate on 'problems of peace', e.g.,
assistance to under-developed countries
and the like, but it would mean additional
burdens for the U.S. and the preponderance of strength against her on the Communist side might well be dangerously
"Economic penetration and integration
is part of the extensive investment of
American dollars in Canada since the end
of World War II. This has been of great
benefit to Canada but it has brought with
it American ownership and control of
many of our industries and resources, and
there is no end in sight. This control and
ownership has meant on occasion a measure of political control as well, and more
frequently 'foreign or alien' control, in the
sense that boards of directors in the U.S.
understandably determine policy in Canada and in Canadian plants in their own
"... I hope that Canadians will themselves retain the major share in all of this
and will see to it that in bqjh economic
and financial ways this Canadian interest
and concern is recognized and provided
for.  .  . .
"Linked with this economic integration
... is Canadian-American trade. To an
increasing degree Canada is dependent
upon marKets in the United States for the
disposal of her goods. These goods are
very largely natural resources or products
of the mines and forests, of agriculture
and of the oil and gas wells. In the early
stages of the development of a country
this is good but it should be remembered
that many of these assets are wasting
assets and, in addition, if we can find markets for them, they are far more valuable
in a fully or even semi-processed state.
In addition, the manufacture of them here
in Canada would again mean more employment, more national income, and most
important of all, opportunities for more
of the bright and able young Canadian
scientists and technologists in both research and manufacturing.   .   .   .
"These . . . are complicated and difficult problems, but none of them is fundamentally as important as the cultural
penetration which is going on constantly
and without any awareness on our part. . .
"The fact that this culture has its centre, naturally and inevitably, in the United
States raises another difficult question as
to whether we can ever hope to have or
should even desire a separate culture of
our own. But without this, is there any
hope of retaining our Canadian identity
and of becomin'g a separate and distinct
Canadian nation?  .  .  .
"In this address, all that I have done
is to present problems and difficulties
without suggesting any very practical
solutions, other than the sentimental or
emotional ones that Canada is a nice country and it is pleasant to be a Canadian.
However, this technique of presenting unsolved problems is . . . part of our educational program or process in the western world, so I will not do more than
leave these questions with you in the
knowledge that you and others like you
will have to find your own answers to
"But in doing this I once again make
the claim that Canada is a great and fortunate country and Canadians among the
most fortunate of human beings; that she
has potentially a great role to play in this
troubled world, and that this is a prospect
that should inspire all of us, and particularly those who are young, to go out and
be worthy of our heritage and be prepared to labour valiantly in order that its
possibilities may be achieved. The only
thing you can be successfully and significantly is yourself — and that is Canadian."
A wide variety of lectures, concerts, operas and
plays will be presented on the campus of the University
of B.C. this summer. The calendar below gives the dates
and locations of most di the events which will take
place in June, July and Atfgtrst. Further information
concerning the events can be obtained by calling the
UBC extension department, which sponsors them.
' June 22—September 18—An exhibition of works
by the Japanese artist Tomioka Tessai will be presented
at the Vancouver Art Gallery under the auspices of the
Vancouver International Festival and the Vancouver
Art Gallery.
1- 2 Holiday Theatre production for children, "The
Stranger" by Brian Way, directed by Myra Benson.  Frederic Wood Theatre, 2:30 p.m.
4 The third biennial outdoor exhibition of sculpture, in association with the North West Institute
of Sculpture, will open on campus in the Buchanan—Library area, in conjunction with the Canada Council maquette exhibition.
5 Public affairs lecture series, Buchanan 106,
8 p.m.
8- 9 Holiday Theatre production for children, "The
Stranger" by Brian Way, directed by Myra Benson, Frederic Wood Theatre, 2:30 p.m.
12   Public affairs lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
14   Fine arts lecture series. Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
18-19 Festival preview—Lister Sinclair. Buchanan 106,
12:30 p.m.
19   Public affairs lecture series, Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
21-22 Festival Preview — Lister Sinclair, Buchanan
106, 12:30 p.m.
21    Fine arts lecture series, Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
23-24 Festival of Canadian contemporary music. Brock
Hall, afternoon and evening performances.
25 C.B.C. Chamber Orchestra, Brock Hall, 6-7 p.m.
25-26 Festival preview—Lister Sinclair, Buchanan 106,
12:30 p.m.
26 Dance recital by Jean Erdman, UBC Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
28    Fine arts lecture series, Buchanan 106, 8 p.m.
28-29 Festival preview—Lister Sinclair, Buchanan 106,
12:30 p.m.
1    CBC Chamber Orchestra, Brock Hall, 6-7 p.m.
1- 2 Festival preyiew, Lister Sinclair, Buchanan 106,
12:30 p.m.
2-3-4-5-6 Dramatic production directed by John
Brockington, Frederic Wood Theatre, 8:30 p.m.
4- 5 Festival preview, Lister Sinclair, Buchanan 106,
12:30 p.m.
8    CBC Chamber Orchestra, Brock Hall, 6-7 p.m.
'9-10-11-12-13 "Camino Real" by Tennessee Williams,
directed by Robert Gill. Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
18-19-20 Opera production "Albert Herring" by Benjamin Britten, "Secret Marriage" by'Cimarosa,
8:30 p.m., Auditorium.
18-19-20 An evening of opera highlights, oratorio and
string concerts, Brock Hall, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
NOTE: Final plans have yet to be made for the fine
arts lecture series. It is hoped that the following will
participate: Dilys Powell, film critic for the Sunday
Times, of London, England; Jean Erdman, American
dancer and choreographer and head of the summer
school of the dance, and Dr. Herschel B. Chipp, assistant professor of art at the University of California.
An exhibition entitled "Impact: poster art of the
world" will be held at the Vancouver Art Gallery at
a time to be announced. The exhibition will be held
in conjunction with the Vancouver Festival Society.
There will also be an exhibition entitled "The way of
Chinese landscape painting." May - June, 1960
UBC Gets
Grant from
UK. Trust
UBC has received a grant
of 5000 pounds (approximately $13,450) from the
Wolf son Trust of Great
Britain for the construction
of a five-acre playing field.
The grant is being made
through the National Playing
Fields Association of the United
Kingdom and through the B.C.
Playing Fields Association, which
is headed by General Sir Ouvry
The Wolfson Trust is a British
philanthropic organization which
has made considerable contributions for hospitals and other
charitable purposes. The gift to
UBC comes from a section of the
Trust devoted to playing fields
and administered by the National
Playing Fields Association.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie,
in announcing the grant, expressed the thanks of the board
of governors to the B.C. Playing
Fields Association for their efforts in obtaining the gift, details
of which were arranged by the
secretary, Mr. Percy Gray, during a recent visit to London.
The grant will be added to the
UBC development fund, the president said, so ,ais to be eligible for
matching money from the provincial  government.
Construction of the field has
already begun, the president
added. It will be known as the
Wolfson Field and the University
has undertaken to maintain it in
The field Will be located at the
south end of the campus on land
now being used as pasture by the
faculty of agriculture. The field
will be ready in September, 1961,
and will provide facilities for
cricket, soccer, grass hockey, rugby and lacrosse.
Prof. Robert Osborne, head of
the school of physical education,
said the new field would be a
welcome addition to UBC's sports
facilities. "We are now forced
to restrict our athletic program
because of a lack of outdoor facilities," he said, "but when the
new field comes into operation
there will be a considerable expansion of the athletic program."
In arranging for these new
facilities it is the hope of the B.C.
Playing Fields Association that
there will be a marked increase
in amateur sports leadership and
a fuller appreciation of its value
in B.C.
THE 1960 GRADUATING class has made a contribution to
the drive to raise $50,000 for research material for the UBC
library. Shown presenting a cheque for $3500 to President
N. A. M. MacKenzie are class secretary Jeri Wilson, left,
and David McGrath, class president.
Graduating Class Aids
Library Fund Campaign
The 1960 graduating class of the University of British
Columbia has come to the aid of the 'current campaign to
raise funds for the UBC library.
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ada Council, and will be open in
• Three new buildings for the
faculty of medicine, now under
construction on University boulevard opposite the War Memorial
Gym. Cost of the buildings, which
will be open in September, 1961,
will be $3,035,500.
The B.C. Cancer Institute has
contributed $450,000 of this total
for a research center in one of
the buildings and the Kinsmen's
Polio Fund has contributed $75,-
000 for neurological research in
the center.
Plans are now being prepared
for a fine arts center, the first
unit of a new engineering development at the south *end of the
campus and a center for UBC's
growing number of graduate students which will be built with a
gift of $450,000 from Dr. Leon
Plans are also being prepared
for a new building for the faculty
of education. It will be located
on University boulevard west of
the  biological  sciences  building.
DR. DONALD H. WILLIAMS, a noted dermatologist, has been named head of
the new department of continuing medical education
which will begin operating at
UBC on July 1. The new department is a joint project between the faculty of medicine
and the University's extension department.
A cheque for $3500, presented
to President N. A. M. MacKenzie, will be used to purchase
material for the new division of
special collections in the library.
The Friends of the Library, an
organization formed in 1956 to
encourage support for UBC s
library, is currently conducting
a campaign to raise $50,000.
The graduating class cheque
was presented to President MacKenzie by David McGrath, president of the 1960 graduating
class, and Miss Jeri Wilson, class
"The gift," said Mr. McGrath,
"is a token of appreciation from
the graduating class for the help
that was received from the library staff during our years as
UBC's librarian, Neal Harlow,
said the gift would be used to
purchase research material as it
becomes available. "Such material," he added, "is vital if we
are to have a first class library
and expand our offerings in the
field  of graduate studies."
Recreation Program
Established at UBC
The first full-time undergraduate program in Canada to
train students for work in the field of recreation will start
in the school of physical education at UBC in September,
President N. A. M. MacKenzie has announced.
The Senate has authorized the*	
school to change its name to the
school of physical education and
recreation, the president said.
Object of the new program will
be to train "general practitioners" in the field of recreation,
according to Professor Robert
Osborne, director of the UBC
school. "There are now more
than 275 recreation commissions
in B.C. alone," Prof. Osborne said,
"and there is a need for trained
people to develop community
Students will take about 20 per
cent of their course work in professional recreation and the balance in the social sciences. All
will be required to take a fundamental course in either music,
drama or art.
"In this way," Prof Osborne
said, "we will turn out students
who will understand the cultural
as well as the athletic resources
of the community and will appreciate the significance of all
leisure time activities."
Field work for the new program will be carried out in cooperation with the Vancouver
board of parks and recreation.
There are few other campuses
in North America which have
such a wide variety of resources
for carrying out such a program,
Prof. Osborne said. "We conceive
of recreation as being much
broader than just programs of
sport and UBC will provide us
with a unique laboratory for
training students," he said.
President Honoured
At Saskatchewan
PRESIDENT N. A. M. MacKENZIE received the honorary degree of doctor of civil law (DCL) from the University of Saskatchewan and delivered the congregation
address to graduates on May 13. The president was also
named honorary president of the Canadian Save the Children Fund at the organization's 13th annual meeting in
Toronto in April.
• • *
DR. KURT WEINBERG, of the department of romance studies,
has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship. Dr. Weinberg plans to
spend a year in Paris making a study of the concept of "supernatural" creation as a literary and artistic principle in the poetry
and criticism of Baudelaire.
• • • .
DR. A. KENNETH YOUNG, director of the University Health
Service, attended the April meetings of the American College Health
Association in Toronto. The international organization met in Canada
for the first time.   •
• • •
DR. GEORGE S. ALLEN, head of the faculty of forestry, was a
panel discussion moderator at the International Conference on Tree
Growth held at the University of Arizona in Tucson in April. Also
attending were DR. D. J. WORT of the department of biology and
DR. R. W. WELLWOOD of forestry. Dean Allen also attended the
annual meeting of the Ontario Professional Foresters Association in
Ottawa earlier in the year.
• • •
The appointment of REV. JOHN V. BLEWETT, as principal
of Anglican Theological College became effective on May 1.
• • •
Sixteen UBC cancer researchers have been granted a total of
$146,332-by the National Cancer Institute of Canada for continuation
of their work.   The recipients  are:   DR.  D.  M.  WHITELAW,  DR.
nelly auersperg, dr. vincent j. o'donnell, dr. d. a.
boyes, dr. marvin darrach, dr. h. k. fidler, dr. f. r.
c. johnstone, dr. h. m. kidd, dr. j. w. thomas, dr. a. d.
Mckenzie, dr. h. w. Mcintosh, dr. a. r. p. paterson, dr.
cyril reid, dr. alan rosenthal and dr. p. a. vassar.
• • •
LIONEL THOMAS attended the annual meetings of the American
Institute of Architects and the Asstfciation of Collegiate Schools of
Architecture held in San Francisco and Berkeley in April.
Professor Lasserre, who was chairman for the closing session
of the latter conference, has been reappointed for three years to
the associate committee on the National Building Code, National
Research Council.
• • •
DR. W. H. MATHEWS of the department of geology will attend
the International Geological Congress in Denmark in August as the
official UBC delegate. He will make a side trip to Iceland to study
volcanoes. DR. H. V. WARREN and DR. JOHN ROSS, of the same
department, will also attend the congress.
• • •
DR. V. J. OKULITCH, head of the department of geology, will
be a summer visiting professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
• • •
DR. J. H. SMITH of the faculty of forestry will attend the World
Forestry Congress in Seattle, Wash., in August and September and
will also attend a preceding meeting of the committee of Forest Tree
Breeding at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island.
• * •
DEAN GEORGE F. CURTIS, head of the law school, attended
the 86-nation Law of the Sea conference in Geneva last March. He
was one of the five-man Canadian delegation and as legal advisor
to the delegation worked eight years to prepare the Canadian case
in the fight for extension of territorial waters to six miles and fishing limits to 12.
• • •
PROF. CYRIL BELSHAW of the department of anthropology
has been elected a member of the board of the Vancouver chapter,
B.C. Epilepsy Society, recently organized to fight ignorance and
prejudice surrounding the disease.
• * *
DR. J. G. FOULKS, head of the pharmacology department, has
been elected vice-chairman of the Peace by Peaceful Means group
which coordinates efforts of groups throughout the province seeking
to promote world peace and disarmament.
• * •
DR. IAN McTAGGART COWAN, head of the zoology department, has been elected president of the Aquarium Association. DR.
W. A. CLEMENS, professor emeritus, was named honorary life governor in appreciation for many years of service on the executive.
• • •
Travelling fellowships have been awarded by the British Nuffield Foundation to three UBC professors. They are: DR. R. M.
CLARK, who made a report on the American social security system
for the Canadian government, and who will spend three months in
the United Kingdom studying the new British contributory pension
scheme with graduated benefits; DEAN BLYTHE EAGLES, head of
the faculty of agriculture, who will study farming for two months
in the U.K., and R. J. GREGG, associate professor in romance studies,
who will investigate Scots-Irish dialects in Northern Ireland.
• * *   .
DR. J. HARRY G. SMITH, assistant professor in forestry, has
been appointed editor of The Forestry Chronicle, a quarterly published by the Canadian Institute of Forestry. Dr. Smith is also a
member of the advisory board of Forest Seience, a quarterly journal
of research and technical progress published by the Society of American Foresters. U.B.C. REPORTS
May-June, 1960
College Fund Drive
Passes Halfway Mark
The drive to raise $2,500,000 for capital development
at Victoria College has passed the halfway mark, officials
_». T ~^have announced,
Fine Arts
UBC has received letters
from organizations and
agencies and private individuals representing more than
10,000 citizens of the province
urging construction of a fine
arts centre on the campus.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
expressed pleasure  at the widespread  support  for  such   a   development.
"We have had more letters
and petitions from individuals
and groups from all parts of the
province urging us to begin construction of the fine arts centre,
than we have had for any other
single proposal affecting the
University in recent years. These
representations come from serious and responsible citizens in
every part of the province, who
are anxious to see the University
provide facilities for these important and essential areas of
education. I am greatly encouraged by their interest and support," the president said.
The centre which UBC plans
to build at the north end of the
campus will provide buildings
for the schools of architecture
and music and a theatre for the
newly - created department of
drama. An art gallery and teaching museum or "museum of
man" will also be part of the
At present, the school of architecture and the theatre department are housed in wooden
army huts which were brought
to the campus at the end of
World War II to accommodate
the veteran enrolment.
The architecture school, which
annually carries off some of the
top prizes in national competitions, has operated in these
wooden huts for the past thirteen years.
The department of theatre,
headed by Miss Dorothy Somerset, stages its productions in a
123-seat hut named for a former
member of UBC's English department. Professor Frederic
The school of music occupies
a building formerly used as a
testing laboratory for forest
products and the present anthropology museum and art gallery
use facilities in the basement of
the UBC library that are badly
needed for library purposes.
All these departments will be
grouped together in one centre
under UBC's building plans.
"Our aim," says President MacKenzie, "is to serve our community — the province of British Columbia—in this important
field, and to provide the qualified teachers in the arts who are
so badly needed throughout the
At press time more than $1,500,-
000 had been donated or pledged
to the fund and officials hoped
the total would reach $1,800,000
by the end of May. The balance
will be raised over the next five
The provincial government has
promised to match money paid
to the fund up to $500,000 a year
over the next five years.
Ground - breaking ceremonies
for a new building containing 10
classrooms, 30 offices, a bookstore and faculty rooms took
place on March 30 with Willard
Ireland, vice-chairman of Victoria College council, officiating.
Honourable W. N. Chant, minister of public works, spoke at
the ceremony.
A committee headed by Principal W. H. Hickman recently
conducted a tour of college and
university campuses in Western
Washington and Oregon for the
purpose of studying campus developments and inspecting new
libraries, science buildings and
student union buildings.
College personnel and architects are now engaged in preparation of specifications for a
science building and a library to
be constructed in the first phase
of the building program.
•     *     *
Victoria College Council has
appointed Dean W. Halliwell as
College librarian, effective July
1, 1960. Mr. Halliwell, who is
presently assistant librarian at
the University of Saskatchewan
is a graduate of that University
and the University of Toronto. He
will be concerned with the planning of the new library at the
Scholarship for
English Professor
A scholarship in memory of the
late Professor Thorleif Larsen
will be established at the University of British Columbia, Professor William Robbins, acting
head of UBC's English department, has announced.
Prof. Larsen, who was a member of the UBC English department from 1919 to 1958, died in
March after a long illness. He
was B.C. Rhodes scholar in 1907,
a graduate of the University of
Toronto and Oxford University
and practised law before joining
the University staff.
Prof. Robbins said the scholarship would be awarded to an outstanding student pursuing studies
in English at UBC. It is hoped
that there will be sufficient contributions to endow a continuing
scholarship, Prof. Robbins said.
Contributions should be sent to
the University of B.C. accounting
office. Cheques should be made
payable to the "University of B.C.
— Thorleif Larsen Scholarship
Please correct your address below if necessary.
DR. JAMES FOULKS, left, head of UBC's pharmacology
department, accepts a plaque for the medical development
now under construction from Dr. Leonard Mitchell of the
Canadian pharmaceutical firm of Frank W. Horner Ltd.
The Canadian company makes an annual contribution of
$500 to UBC for the purchase of journals used by medical
students. Plaque will hang in special reading room where
journals are kept.
B.C.E. Professorship
Established at UBC
The B.C. Electric has made a grant of $15,000 a year to
UBC for the establishment of a professorship in the department of electrical engineering.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie,
in announceing the grant, said
the board of governors had expressed their thanks to the company for their continued support
of research at UBC.
A condition of the gift, the
president said, is that the professor appointed to the chair
shall have sufficient time free
from teaching duties to direct
graduate studies and initiate and
engage in an active research program in the field of electrical engineering. The grant will be reviewed after the first three years.
Professor Frank Noakes, head
Members of UBC's faculty and
staff published 640 papers during
the year ending August 31, 1959,
an increase of 116 in the number published in the same period
during the previous year.
A 48-page bibliography of faculty publications has just been
published by the University's
editorial committee. Work of preparing the publication was done
by the UBC library's reference
division and Miss Anne M. Smith,
assistant librarian.
of the electrical engineering department, said the chair is being
established in recognition of the
role that research plays in industrial development.
Prof. Noakes said the development would make possible expansion in both the graduate
teaching program and research
into basic electrical engineering
Dean David Myers, head of the
faculty of applied science, said
the generous grant would enable
the department to attract a man
of outstanding attainments to
occupy   the   new   chair.
Dean Myers said the appointment would have far-reaching
significance for industry in British Columbia. "The grant," he
said, "is in recognition of .the fact
that major developments in engineering arise from research in
Universities and the quality of
graduates coming from Canadian
engineering schools."
New industry, in particular,
will benefit, Dean Myers said,
since the mutual exchange of information between universities
and industry makes fertile ground
for invention.
Where are
These Grads
Living Now?
The graduates whose names appear below have neglected to inform the University of changes
of address.
Do you know the whereabouts
of any of them? If you do fill in
the coupon at the bottom of this
page and mail it to the Information Office, UBC, Vancouver 8,
Clifford Gordon Norris BSA '50;
Mrs. Thomas H. Norris BA '39
(Faith Mary Grigsby); Henry
Nutchey BA '46; Alec John Ny-
kolyn BCom '49;; Hiroshi Okuda
BCom '35, BA '36; Mrs. Florence
E. Olivier BA '47, BSW '48; Clifford John Olson BA '49; Elizabeth J. Ore BA '45.
Mrs. Harry Osborne BA '36
(Jean E. Allin); Edward T. Ouchi
BA '37; Wm. H. Ouimette BCom
'47; Kazuhiko Oyama BCom '40;
Michael J. Ozeroff BA '6, MA '48.
Betty L. Paddon BA '49; George
Arthur Palmer BCom '50; Norman M. Parker BA '52; Kenneth
J. Parry BA '47; Margaret E.
Partridge BA '31; Muriel M. V.
Partridge BA '35; Roderick D.
Peterson BEd '48; Wm. H. Pat-
more BA '35; MA '36; Thomas J.
Patterson BSF '51.
Joseph Pauker BA '49; Arthur
T. Paul BA '50; Donald Keith
Paul BA '49; Joan Shirley Peacock BA '51; Mrs. Wanda Pearl
Pearse BA '50; Gwendolyn M.
Pearson BA '48; (Mary C. Matthews).
Rev. Leslie T. H. Pearson BA
'35; Frank H. Pendleton BCom
'41; Mrs. Cecile Penland BA '49;
Maurice Fred Perkins BA '39;
Nolan Girard Perret BA '50;
Maryan Audrey Peterson BA '43;
Barbara D. Pettipiece BA '35; Albert H. Phillips BA '47; Thomas
A. V. Philip BCom '50; Dorothy
Jean Philpot BA '40.
Mrs. O. Lloyd Pickersgill BA
'26; (Edna Garner); Edward
Pidgeon BCom '46; Frank B. Pid-
geon BCom '46; Dehyse V.
Pierce BA '51; Helen W. Piercy
BA '39; Margaret U. Pike BA '48;
Duncan L. Pitman BASc '47;
Henry Adrian Pluym, BA '48;
Jerzy Pohoski BA '51; John
Murdo Pollock BA '44; James
Polos BAc '51; John B. Poole
BA '39; Walter Isaac Polvi BA
'50; Arthur Richard Porter
BCom '50.
Charles Potter BASc '38; MASc
'42; Marjorie R. Pound BA '31;
Arnold Gordon Powell BCom
'32; Duncan Franklin Prentice
BA '33; Arthur David Price BA
'52, MA '53; Trudie Price BA '49.
Lawrence Wm. Prowd BA '45;
Ronald Arthur Ptolemy BA '49;
James John Purdie BA '50; Donald Frederick Purves BCom '34;
Margaret Ruth Purves BA '33;
Mrs. Donald H. Pye BA '36 (Edna
Carter); Wm. J. S. Pye BSC '23;
Wm. John Pyrch BA '47; Joan
Mary Railton BA '25, MA '40.
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