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 Vol. 19, No. 11/Sept. 4,1973, Vancouver 8, B.C.
UBC    REPORTS   CAMPUS   EDITION
Two From
UBC on
Task Force
The provincial government has established a task
force to make recommendations to the minister of
education, Mrs. Eileen Dailly, on changes in the
Universities Act.
The six-member task force includes Prof. William
Armstrong, deputy president of UBC; Miss Bonnie
Long, external affairs officer for the UBC Alma Mater
Society and a student in the School of Home
Economics; and Prof. Walter Young, who resigned as
head of UBC's Department of Political Science in
June of this year to take a similar position at the
University of Victoria.
Other members of the task force are Dr. Eileen
Herridge, of the special programs division of
Vancouver City College; Prof. Kenji Okuda, of the
Economics department at Simon Fraser University;
and Mr. John Bremer, B.C.'s Commissioner of
Education, who will serve as chairman.
In announcing the task force of Aug. 23, Mrs.
Dailly said it would examine "the internal and
external forms of running universities, with particular
emphasis on the relationship between the government
and the universities."
Prof. Armstrong told UBC Reports that he hoped
that provision would be made for public review of the
work of the task force.
He said he hoped the task force would follow the
pattern set by the Commission on Post-secondary
Education in Ontario, which initially produced a
draft report for public discussion.
He said that if the Ontario pattern were followed
the task force would issue a draft of proposed
changes in the Universities Act for public discussion
and scrutiny. The task force would then compile a
document for submission to B.C.'s minister of
education.
It is expected the final proposals will be ready for
submission next summer.
Prof. Armstrong said the provincial government
seemed most interested in recommendations which
would lead to the establishment of an intermediary
body between the government and the universities of
B.C.
The task force on the Universities Act was the
fourth such body announced this year to deal with
various aspects of B.C.'s educational system.
First-year Law student Svend Robinson, who is
also a student member of the UBC Senate, and Prof.
George Tomkins, of the Faculty of Education at
UBC, are included in a 20-member General Advisory
Board on education announced by Mrs. Dailly in May
of this year.
PRESIDENT GAGE
Page One
WHILE YOU WERE AWAY
... a lot of things happened on the UBC campus.
This issue of UBC Reports is designed to bring you up to date
on much of what happened between the end of exams and the
start of the 1973-74 academic year, which began on Sept. 1.
Below, in condensed form, are some of the main stories and
their locations in this issue.
To start with...
PRESIDENT Walter H. Gage announced his intention
to retire as president of UBC on June 30, 1975. A 24-member
committee to recommend presidential candidates to the Board
of Governors has been formed and has asked members of the
University community to submit the names of prospective
candidates. See story at the foot of this page.
DEPUTY President of UBC, Prof. William Armstrong,
has been named to a task force which will prepare proposals for
amendment of the Universities Act. See story at left.
rOUR major construction projects are underway on the
UBC campus, including new buildings and facilities for the
Faculties of Law and Commerce and Business Administration.
See story on Page Two.
IVIU5T members of the University community favor
leaving the University Endowment Lands undeveloped for
various park uses and educational purposes. See story on Page
Two.
DE AIM Douglas Kenny, the head of the Faculty of Arts,
is forming a committee which will bring forward recommendations to combat "functional illiteracy" among Arts students.
See story on Page Three.
IM E W UBC courses and programs are listed in a supplement to the regular UBC Calendar. Copies are available at registration offices throughout the University. See story on Page
Three.
rKUrUjALb for improving campus traffic circulation and transporation and development of the northwestern
section of the UBC campus are being considered by a recently-
established  President's committee. See story on Page Three.
INCREASES in the cost of food and labor have
meant higher prices on many items sold in campus food outlets.
See Page Five.
DEAN Philip White, head of the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration, has resigned and a search committee has been formed to find his successor. Story on Page Six.
N E W committee structure designed to provide greater
student involvement in administration of UBC residences will
begin functioning this month. See story on Page Seven.
DEPUTY PRESIDENT ARMSTRONG
Page One
DEAN WHITE
Page Six
PLfcN I T of music for dancing and listening is on tap in
the month of September. Story on Page Seven.
AND, finally, we offer, on Page Four, a few ...
FOR STUDENTS
CONCERTS GALORE
Page Seven
Advisory Committee Seeks Names
All members of the University community —
faculty, students, staff and alumni — have been asked
to submit the names of prospective candidates to
succeed President Walter H. Gage.
Dr. Gage, who has been President of UBC since
April 3, 1969, has signified his intention to retire as
President, effective June 30, 1975. This was announced on May 2 by Dr. Allan M. McGavin, Chairman of UBC's Board of Governors.
A 24-member Advisory Committee for Recom
mendation of Presidential Candidates to the Board of
Governors, chaired by Mrs. Beverley K. Lecky, a
member of the Board, has issued an appeal to the
University community to submit the names of prospective candidates and "opinions as to appropriate
attributes of any candidate."
The committee has also asked for views on the
attributes desirable for the next President of UBC and
"expressions of opinions concerning the crucial issues
likely to affect the scope and nature of the office of
President in the years ahead."
In a letter addressed to the University community,
Mrs. Lecky said that although no deadline had been
set, "it would be helpful to the Committee if your
letter was received by Oct. 25, 1973."
Here is the full text of the letter addressed to the
University community by Mrs. Lecky:
'The Advisory Committee for the Recommendation  of   Presidential   Candidates  to  the   Board of
Please turn to Page Eight
See SUBMISSIONS Four Major UBC Projects Underway
UBC's Board of Governors awarded two major
construction contracts during the summer for
buildings that will provide new teaching and research
facilities for the Faculties of Law and Commerce and
Business Administration.
Award of the contracts brings to four the number
of construction projects underway on the UBC
campus. Nearing completion are an office-seminar
addition to the existing Geological Sciences Centre
and a new Dairy Cattle Research and Teaching Unit
for the Department of Animal Science in the South
Campus research area.
Frank Stanzl Construction Ltd. is adding a
four-storey wing and carrying out extensive
renovations to the existing seven-storey office wing of
the Henry Angus Building to provide new facilities
for the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration.
Work on the Henry Angus Building is scheduled
for completion in August, 1974. Project architect is
Reno' C. Negrin and Associates of Vancouver. The
total cost of the project will be $3,374,477.
Until new accommodation is available to the
Departjnent of Anthropology and Sociology, which
formerly occupied part of the office wing of the
Henry Angus Building, the department is located in
several portable and temporary buildings on the West
Mall to the north of the Ponderosa Cafeteria.
The new Faculty of Law Building, under
construction on the East Mall, is being built by A.R.
Grimwood Construction at a cost of $3,048,992.
The new Law Faculty facilities are an extension
and addition to the existing Law Building at the
corner of the East Mall and Crescent Road.
The new building will contain a new Law Library,
faculty offices, a classroom block and an area
designed to promote interaction between students
and teaching staff.
The existing Law Building, which contains the
Law Library and reading rooms, will be converted to
a moot courtroom, where students will practice
courtroom techniques, six seminar rooms and offices
for the Law Students' Association.
While the Law Building is under construction
Faculty of Law students and teachers are occupying
one of the former women's residences and other
temporary accommodation on the site of the former
Fort Camp Residence north of Northwest Marine
Drive.
Architect for the Law Building project is Fred T.
Hollingsworth, of West Vancouver.
The Dairy Cattle Research and Teaching Unit
under construction for the Department of Animal
Science on the South Campus will be used to teach
courses in dairy cattle nutrition, physiology, breeding
and management. It will also provide a service to
dairy cattle producers in B.C. and has been designed
to accommodate large numbers of visiting school
children and the general public, who will watch
modern dairy methods in action.
Total cost of the Dairy Cattle Unit will be
$830,528.
The addition to the Geological Sciences Centre,
being built at a total cost of $647,936, will provide
office accommodation for faculty members in the
Department of Geology, and seminar rooms.
Geographer
Honored
The Geographic Society of Chicago conferred'an
honorary degree on Dr. J. Lewis Robinson, former
head of the University of B.C.'s Department of Geography, in April.
Each year the Geographic Society, the second oldest in the United States, honors geographers for their
contributions to their profession. Celebrating its 75th
anniversary this year, the Society decided to
recognize a Canadian for the first time. They chose
Dr. Robinson for his leadership in Canadian
geography and his work in map editing.
Dr. Robinson is an authority on Canadian
geography and has published more books, articles,
chapters and maps than any other person working in
his area. He was the first professional geographer ever
hired by the federal government. He was invited to
UBC to organize a program of courses in geography in
Model of new Faculty of Law Building, now under construction, shows original Faculty buildings
at right facing onto Crescent Road. Extension and additions are being constructed to the south
along the East Mall of the campus. Picture by Selwyn Pullan.
Most Favor Using Lands
For Parks and Education
The University Endowment Lands adjacent to
the University of B.C. campus should be left
undeveloped for various park uses and educational
purposes.
This is the overwhelming preference expressed
by the UBC community to an ad hoc committee
established by UBC's President, Dr. Walter H.
Gage, to consider future use of the UEL, the
2,558.3-acre area that lies between the UBC
campus and the City of Vancouver.
The Lands, set aside in 1923 to provide
endowment income for the University as the result
of development, are owned and administered by
the provincial government. The University does
not play any part in this activity and development
of just over 730 acres of the Lands for housing and
commercial purposes has not produced any
endowment for UBC to date.
MADE PUBLIC
The report of the ad hoc UBC committee was
made public on July 12 following an
annnouncement by the provincial government that
it was considering leasing up to 2,500 acres in the
Lower Mainland for moderate-cost homes.
In addition to 1,700 acres of the Endowment
Lands, other areas under consideration for
development by the provincial government are 200
acres on Burnaby Mountain and portions of 650
acres in North Vancouver.
In releasing the report of the ad hoc committee.
President Gage emphasized that it is an expression
of opinions by students and faculty members at
UBC about the future use of the Lands and is not
an official expression of views by the University.
The opinions expressed in 79 written
statements to the committee are sharply at odds
with the proposal to develop the Lands for
housing.
"In our view the scale of the response indicates
a widespread and serious concern on the part of
the University community," the report says. "We
do not, of course, claim that it is a statistically
valid sample of opinion but we are firmly of the
belief that the views are probably those of the
majority within the University."
Of the preferences stated for future use of the
Lands, 71 per cent advocated leaving the area
undeveloped in terms of housing. Some favored an
untouched area, others wanted a developed park,
still others wanted a combination of the two. This
category also includes those who wanted the
Lands left undeveloped for various educational
purposes.
Other preferences, expressed in terms of
percentages are: housing and concomitant uses —
12  per  cent;  campus extension  —   5  per  cent;
industrial research park — 2 per cent; and other
uses — 10 per cent.
Under other uses, preferences expressed were
for a university/new town, pedestrian paths and
trails of a particular kind, a site for a day-care
centre, a wildlife park and zoo, and a canal to
accommodate an aquatic course.
Those who advocated some housing
development were mainly in favor of medium-cost
housing associated with concomitant development,
such as shops, schools, movie theatres, restaurants
and pubs, "all of which were seen as enhancing the
life of the University community," the report says.
The report also deals at some length with the
use of the Lands for educational purposes and
summarizes information received from various
UBC departments and Faculties.
'The University Endowment Lands are at
present used by numerous groups of students and
faculty from the Faculties of Forestry and
Education and the Departments of Anthropology,
Botany, Geology, Geography, Plant Science, Soil
Science and Zoology," the report says.
In addition to field trips and small research
studies by students, the Lands are used for
important research studies and as a source of
laboratory materials by some staff members and
graduate students.
"Much value is placed by many individuals on
retention of the Lands to provide 'open space'
amenity values and to facilitate low-intensity
recreational use (trails, hiking, bird-watching,
cycling, horseback riding) as well as maintenance
of situations for instruction of students for many
schools, universities and related groups in the
Lower Mainland," the report says.
RESERVE LAND
On the question of an extension of the existing
UBC campus, the report has this to say: "It is not
generally realized that virtually the whole of the
present campus has already been designated for
use, and consequently if any attempt is made to
anticipate the University's educational requirements over, say, the next 50 years then it is essential to reserve additional land for academic
developments of various kinds."
Finally, the committee sets out two conclusions
in its report:
"1. We strongly recommend the preparation of
a development plan for the UEL.
"2. The lack of effective supervision and control of the undeveloped areas is such that serious
deterioration in their condition is taking place
which it is essential to arrest. Further, steps should
be taken immediately to preserve selected areas of
particular value." Program to Combat Illiteracy Favored
UBC's Faculty of Arts favors a program to combat "functional illiteracy" among Arts students.
The head of the Faculty, Dean Douglas Kenny,
is forming a committee which will bring forward
proposals for implementing a required program of
non-credit instruction in writing for students "who
fail to meet a minimal standard of competence."
The Faculty approved such a program in principle after receiving a report from its Curriculum
Development Committee which said, "That an
intelligent 18-year-old should lack the distinction
between a comma and a full stop, or should be
unable to control the simplest pronoun references,
is certainly remarkable."
Such students, the report added, have a personal problem, "like not being able to swim."
The committee said it was not under the illusion that it could solve the problem of bad writing.
"When dissatisfaction is so widespread, and proposed solutions are so much at variance, the prob
lems must be complex and must require contributions from many people."
The report said that many faculty members
distinguish between teaching good writing, which
the committee considers a legitimate element in a
liberal education, and teaching merely correct
writing. ". .. we think there is a strong feeling in
the Faculty that teaching students the elements of
spelling, grammar and composition is none of our
business, and intrudes a remedial task into the
main business of the University," it said.
Many faculty members, the report said, accept
the dignity of criticizing writing at the graduate
level, but deny their responsibility for it at the
freshman level. "The reason obviously is that they
are dismayed by the badness of freshman writing."
The committee also rejected the idea that
English 100, a required course for all first-year
students, should be used to teach the elements of
correct writing. This, the report said, "is an abuse
not only of its functions as a literature course, but
also of its functions as an essay course."
The report added that the committee intends
no criticism of the English department, which is
forced to set up special basic composition sections
within English 100 as the result of "the demands
which the rest of the Faculty and the rest of the
University are making upon it."
English 100, or similar essay courses, when used
for remedial teaching, are obviously not well
adapted to the needs of the foreign student, who
wants to master a second language, the report said.
"But neither does it take the measure of the
product of a B.C. school."
The committee also suggested in its report that
the committee now being formed by Dean Kenny
consider the question: "How can the teaching of
good writing, especially to first-year students, be
spread more widely among departments?"
Campus Traffic Reports Studied
A broadly-based presidential committee will meet
for the first time this week to begin consideration of
reports dealing with campus transportation and traffic circulation and development of the northwestern
campus in the vicinity of the new Museum of
Anthropology.
UBC's Board of Governors, at its July meeting,
asked UBC's President, Dr. Walter H. Gage, to
establish the committee to consider and develop
further proposals contained in the two reports.
The committee, which is chaired by Mr. Neville
Smith, the director of UBC's Department of Physical
Plant, will be asked to consult with various University
groups, the University Endowment Lands, the provincial Department of Highways, the City of Vancouver
and other interested individuals and organizations in
the vicinity of the University about proposals which
have off-campus implications.
The reports are a campus transportation and
circulation study prepared by John Graham consultants Ltd., a traffic engineering and planning firm
located in Seattle, and a feasibility study of traffic
flow in the northwestern section of the carnpius in
and around the site of the new Museum of Anthropology, which is being built near Northwest Marine
Drive on the site of the former Fort Camp Residence.
The latter study was prepared by the firm of
Arthur Erickson/Architects, the firm which is designing the new Museum of Anthropology.
At its July meeting the Board approved only one
proposal contained in the report from Mr. Erickson's
firm. The proposal is for the construction of a
parking lot and access roads for the new Museum,
which is scheduled to open on April 1, 1975.
Mr. Smith told UBC Reports that he would like to
receive, in writing, any ideas or thoughts from
members of the University community bearing on the
questions of campus traffic and circulation and
development of the northwest section of campus.
The report by John Graham Consultants Ltd. deals
with the problems of circulation, traffic and parking
on the entire UBC campus. The report says that
improved roadway facilities leading to the campus
will be needed to avoid inconveniences, delays and
hazards.
The report says that the extension to 16th Avenue
leading to UBC's South Campus, "although beyond
the control of the University, needs to be completed
early."
President Gage said there had been widespread
concern expressed earlier by a number of individuals
and organizations representing citizens living near the
University about reports that the University plans to
close the 10th Avenue-University Boulevard roadway
leading to the campus.
'The Graham report," President Gage said, "does
not consider or recommend this course of action, and
in any case the matter of road access to the campus is
not controlled by the University."
UPGRADE SIGNAL
He emphasized that the committee which he had
established would consult with interested individuals
and groups about the proposals in the report.
The transportation and circulation report includes
recommendations for upgrading the traffic signal
control at the corner of University Boulevard and
Wesbrook Crescent, the road which forms the eastern
boundary of the campus; simplifying of the complex
interesection of Northwest Marine Drive, Chancellor
Boulevard and Crescent Road; improvement of on-
and off-campus roadways for cyclists; and creation of
a new campus bus terminus and central parcel
delivery system.
The report also considers a number of alternatives
for providing improved on-campus transportation,
including fixed-rail transit, buses and rubber-tired
trackless trains.
The report recommends that the University con
sider the use of rubber-tired trackless trains, made up
of a propane-powered tractor pulling a number of
passenger coaches at speeds up to 20 miles an hour.
The trains would follow a route around the
perimeter of the campus, stopping frequently to drop
off and pick up passengers. The campus system would
also be tied into improved bus services leading to and
from Vancouver, which are also recommended in the
report.
The feasibility study of traffic flow by Mr.
Erickson's firm is designed to, cope with traffic
problems which are expected to arise at the northwestern edge of the campus when the Museum of
Anthropology and the planned Asian Centre, adjacent
to the popular Nitobe Memorial Garden, are
complete.
Other public facilities, such as the Frederic Wood
Theatre and the Music Building, make this one of the
most heavily-trafficked areas on the campus throughout the year.
The study proposes the elimination of some north
campus parking, development of a visitor drop-off
and campus entrance at the rear of the existing UBC
Armory and the eventual creation of a new entrance
to Parking Lot R from Northwest Marine Drive. At
present, access to R Lot is from the University's West
Mall.
The committee chaired by Mr. Smith includes
representatives from the University's Traffic and
Parking Committee, the Safety, Security and Fire
Prevention Committee, the Museum of Anthropology
Project Committee, the Anthropology and Sociology
Project Committee, the Asian Centre Project Committee, the Department of Information Services, the
Academic Planning Department, the President's Committee on Siting, the Traffic Department, the Botanical Garden and the UBC Senate.
The President has been empowered to appoint
other persons to the committee if necessary.
New UBC Courses Listed in Supplement
If you want to know what's new in UBC's
academic offerings for the current Winter Session,
pick up a copy of the supplement to UBC's 1973-74
Calendar of course offerings.
The supplement, which is available at registration
offices throughout the University and at the
Registrar's Office in the General Services
Administration Building, lists all course changes from
the complete 1972-73 Calendar and new courses
approved by UBC's Senate since the 1973-74
Calendar was issued in April.
The supplement resulted from a recommendation
made to UBC's Senate in November, 1972.
The new supplement contains, among other
things:
A section on increased opportunities for part-time
studies leading to degrees;
The news that Alma Mater Siociety fees have been
increased from $29 to $34 to provide a fund to
amortize  part of the  cost of constructing a new
covered swimming pool on campus; and
A detailed listing of new courses and programs in
almost every UBC Faculty and School, including new
baccalaureate and master's programs in the School of
Nursing and new degree programs in the Faculty of
Graduate Studies.
Mr. J.E.A. Parnall, UBC's Registrar, said the
supplement to the Calendar would be mailed to all
members    of    the    University   faculty   for   their
information and to enable them to provide
information to registering students.
He said the 1973-74 supplement was something of
an experiment and would be subject to revision in the
light of comments and suggestions from students and
faculty members.
Next year, he said, it is hoped to list in the
supplement all the courses which would not be given
in the Winter Session as well as new offerings.
Hydro Introduces New Express Bus
B.C. Hydro introduced a new express bus service
to the UBC campus from the North Shore on Sept. 4.
The service originates at Lonsdale Ave. and 29th
St. in North Vancouver, Monday through Friday, at
7:13 a.m., 7:43 a.m. and 8:13 a.m. Buses will arrive
at UBC one hour later in each case.
Return departure times from UBC are 3:37 p.m.
and 4:37 p.m. with arrivals at Lonsdale and 29th
scheduled for 4:43 p.m. and 5:43 p.m., respectively.
From North Vancouver buses travel via Lonsdale,
First St. and Forbes Ave. to Marine Drive, picking up
passengers at regular bus stops as far as Lions Gate
Bridge. Buses then travel non-stop to the Broadway
and Granville intersection in Vancouver, non-stop
again via Tenth Ave. to the Blanca bus loop, and to
the campus via University Boulevard.
Buses return to North Vancouver via the same
route. Fare is 40 cents each way. pfULES FOrT^
f STUDENTS 1
Students are requested to report to the President in
writing the churches they intend to make their place of
worship.
Men and women are not permitted to lodge in the same
house, unless they are members of the same family, or
receive special permission from the Senate.
Students are required to attend at least seven-eighths of
the total number of lectures in any one course. Those
whose unexcused absences exceed one-eighth of the
total number of lectures on a course shall not be
permitted to come up for the examination in that
course.
»#*>>J
Credit for attendance on any lecture or class may be
refused on the grounds of lateness, inattention, neglect
of study, or disorderly conduct in the classroom.
Military training for two sessions is compulsory upon all
male students.
Good board and lodging can be obtained in the vicinity
of the College buildings at a cost of from $20 per
month; or, separately, board at $14 to $21 per month;
rooms at $6 to $9 per month.
After the commencement of a lecture students are not
allowed to enter, except with the permission of the
Instructor. If permitted to enter, they will, on reporting
themselves at the end of the lecture, be marked "late."
Two "lates" will count as one absence.
Women students under twenty-five years of age are
permitted to occupy suites in apartment houses only
when accompanied by some older person. Any such
arrangements must be made in consultation with the
Dean of Women.
The University authorities do not assume responsibilities
which naturally rest with parents. This being so, it is the
policy of the University to rely on the good sense and
on the home training of students for the preservation of
good moral standards and for appropriate modes of
behavior and dress.
The above regulations affecting student conduct appear
in various editions of the University of B.C. Calendar
between 1915 and 1973. Compiled by Mrs.
Laurenda Daniells, University Archivist,
Special Collections Division,
Main Library.
SPRING
qnd
SUMMER
OF 73
LARGEST graduating class in UBC's history - 3,374
students — received their academic degrees at the Spring
Congregation in the War Memorial Gymnasium May 30
and 31 and June 1. Doctor of Philosophy degree
candidates are shown above on their way from Student
Union Building to the site of the degree-granting
ceremony.
MUSIC was all-pervasive on the UBC campus this summer. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra '
conductor Kazoyoshi Akiyama, above, drilled the National Youth Orchestra in the Old
Auditorium. It was the first time that the 110-member NYO, which gave a number of public
concerts while in Vancouver, held its Summer training session in the West. Students attending
UBC's academic Summer Session were entertained at a series of noon-hour concerts given by
musical groups of all kinds at various campus locations. The flute-and-piano trio shown below
playing in front of the Music Building obviously had a relaxing effect on two of the listeners.
m PROF. George Woodcock, editor of
the UBC journal Canadian Literature, holds the Medal for Popular
Biography, which he received this
summer for his 1972 book entitled
Ghandi, a study of the late Hindu
religious and political leader. Prof.
Woodcock is the 19th winner of the
Medal and the first UBC writier to
receive it.
EXAMS were barely over in May when UBC engineering students descended
on the campus for their annual survey school. The two Applied Science
students pictured above are performing their arcane art on the Main Mall. A
visiting group of Japanese students, below, are shown the campus by Arts
-Student Gayle Way, who was a member of UBC's Visitors' Information
Service, which assisted more than 60,000 spring and summer visitors in seeing
academic and other facilities at UBC.
VISITORS to the campus during
the summer included Mr. John
Bremer, above, B.C.'s Commissioner of Education, who spoke to
three campus meetings, and Dr.
Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller, below, the famed engineer-environmentalist, who spoke to one of
hundreds of conferences and conventions that used residence and
academic facilities during the
summer.
UBC Food
Prices Up
Significant increases in the cost of raw food and
labor have resulted in price increases for most items
sold through campus outlets of the UBC Food
Services Department.
The increases, which were effective on June 1,
were discussed with the Presidential Committee for
University Community Services — Food Services,
which endorsed four recommendations bearing on the
increases. They were:
1. That the increase be selective (as opposed to
across-the-board) so as to increase revenues by
approximately 10 per cent;
2. That prices be based on food cost to UBC,
adjusted to reflect normal market conditions;
3. That the increase be for a 12-month period; and
4. That where possible, prices be rounded to the
nearest five cents.
Following is a schedule of prices of items sold
through campus Food Services outlets. Old prices are
shown in brackets. Where no price appears in
brackets, the price of the item remains unchanged.
Soup du jour with crackers — 20 cents (18 cents);
tomato, apple or grapefruit juice — 15 cents or 25
cents; orange juice — 20 cents or 30 cents.
French onion soup with toasted cheese bread - 25
cents; fruit yogurt with melba toast - 45 cents.
Hamburger with relish — 50 cents (45 cents);
deluxe hamburger with relish — 60 cents (55 cents);
cheeseburger with relish — 60 cents (55 cents);
pizzaburger — 65 cents (60 cents); grilled bacon, two
eggs and toast - 95 cents (75 cents); omelette or
scrambled eggs with toast — 60 cents (50 cents); fried
or poached eggs (2) and toast - 55 cents (45 cents);
fish and chips — 75 cents (55 cents); chili con carne
with melba toast - 50 cents (40 cents); hot dog - 30
cents (25 cents); chili dog - 50 cents (40 cents); hot
cakes (3), maple syrup and butter - 50 cents (45
cents); side order of waffles (2) and syrup — 25 cents.
Grilled sandwiches: grilled cheese — 35 cents (30
cents); grilled ham and cheese — 55 cents (50 cents);
grilled ham — 45 cents (40 cents); bacon and egg —
50 cents (45 cents); bacon and tomato — 55 cents;
baron of beef dip sandwich with side salad — 75 cents
(65 cents).
Cold sandwiches: sliced cheese — 30 cents (25
cents); sliced tomato and lettuce - 30 cents; devilled
egg salad - 30 cents (25 cents); tuna salad - 40 cents
(35 cents); sliced ham and mustard - 40 cents (35
cents); toasted or grilled — 5 cents extra.
Side orders: cottage cheese — 20 cents; french fries
- 25 cents (20 cents); potato salad - 18 cents (15
cents); side salad — 18 cents (15 cents); hash brown
potatoes — 25 cents.
Weight Watchers' Special: cottage cheese on
lettuce, beef patty, tomato and cucumber slices,
melba toast - 70 cents (65 cents).
Buttered toast with jam or marmalade — 20 cents;
toasted tea bun — 25 cents; grilled butterhorn — 25
cents; cinnamon toast — 20 cents; homemade bran
muffin with butter — 12 cents; cinnamon bun with
butter - 17 cents; assorted donuts - 10 cents; butter
or fruit tart — 10 cents; assorted pies — 25 cents
(with soft ice cream - 10 cents extra); fruit cup - 20
cents (15 cents); fruit jelly — 15 cents (10 cents);
cottage cheese and fruit cup — 40 cents (35 cents).
Jce cream: soft ice cream — dish — 15 cents;
sundaes - 25 cents; milk shakes, assorted flavors -
35 cents; ice cream floats — 25 cents.
Beverages: pot of tea — 15 cents; coffee — 15
cents (12 cents); hot chocolate — 15 cents; milk — 18
cents or 30 cents (15 cents — 25 cents); buttermilk —
20 cents; soft drinks - 12 cents or 20 cents (10 cents
— 18 cents); lemonade — 12 cents or 20 cents (10
cents- 18 cents).
YACS GATHER
The Young Alumni Club, a gethering place for
senior UBC students and alumni, begins operations on
Friday, Sept. 14, at Cecil Green Park. The Club is
open Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and
Fridays from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. There is a live band
Fridays. The annual membership fee for the Club,
which is sponsored by the UBC Alumni Association,
is $4.
■ a^a /r* New Faculty Guidelines Proposed
UBC's new Dean of Education is moving
quickly to change the course of teacher education
in the Faculty.
In his first couple of months on the job, Dean
John Andrews has laid out four guidelines for
future development and named two new division
heads and an assistant dean.
The guidelines. Dean Andrews emphasizes, are
merely that, with a lot of thinking and discussion
yet to be done before anything is implemented.
But they have emerged from discussions with a
wide variety of people in the provincial
Department of Education, teacher and trustee
groups and within the Faculty itself.
The guidelines are:
• A set of alternatives at the undegraduate level
which take different approaches to teacher
education;
• A "professional year" for undergraduate
students during which they would take nothing
but education;
• Closer relationships between the Faculty and
the schools in the province; and
• Expansion and improvement of the Faculty's
graduate program.
"You might say that the Faculty of Education
is moving into phase two of its development," says
Dean Andrews, formerly assistant director of the
Ontario Institute of Studies in Education and a
well-known scholar in the field of organization
theory as applied to education.
"In  the  -17  years  since  it was  founded  the
Faculty has had a remarkably stable leadership,
with  most of the  people  in leadership positions,
being about the same age.
"This year the Faculty not only has a new dean
but five of the six central administrative posts in
the Faculty are held by people who have held
these positions for less than one year.
"In its first phase the Faculty accomplished a
particular set of goals. This is now the occasion for
establishing a new set of goals and we expect to be
moving in some rather different directions."
Dean Andrews adds that there is general
agreement that the overall undergraduate program
in the Faculty is obsolete, "but it has been
difficult to bring about change because the
Faculty is so big that it has been difficult to get a
consensus on anything. This is accentuated by the
fact that it is impossible to say that there is one
best method to educate teachers.
"I believe that the best course of action is to
develop alternative programs rather than having
one uniform program as has been the case in the
past. It would become a pluralistic approach,
within carefully set standards to avoid the chaos of
everybody doing his own thing."
Students would thus be offered a choice of
programs and would choose one which suited their
philosophy and their learning style.
Within these alternatives Dean Andrews sees
teacher training in specialized areas such as open-
area schools. "These schools are becoming very
common in B.C. and yet, in the opinion of many,
they are often not succeeding as they should when
teachers have no special preparation."
A "professional year" is a year in which
teachers would take all of their courses in the
Faculty of Education. "If we are going to put
alternative programs into effect we must have full
control, for at least one year, over the timetable of
the student, because we can't have him out in the
schools doing student teaching when he is supposed to be in a math course," Dean Andrews
says. This should come as early as possible, he
adds, so students can find out whether they are
cut out for teaching.
Dean Andrews adds that he sees the need to
break down "something of a gulf" between the
Faculty and the schools of the province. "Not
only do we want to establish closer relationships
centering on student teaching but I believe that
teachers must continue with their professional
development throughout their careers.
'Teacher training is not a one-shot affair. The
process must be continuous if a teacher is to keep
up with the present rate of change. I think also
that it is extremely important for faculty members
to work with teachers in research projects and
development in the schools. A lot of this type of
co-operation is going on right now without
attracting much attention, and it is a very solid
foundation on which to base the kind of programs
that I am speaking of."
Dean Andrews believes that expansion and
improvement of the Faculty's graduate program
must receive a high priority. 'The sad fact is that a
very large proportion of the specialists in B.C.
schools had to go to the United States for their
graduate work because of the lack of the full
development of graduate studies in education here
at UBC.
"It is my feeling that the graduate program in
education is not extensive enough for a university
of this size and in many areas of present
involvement the program needs a great deal of
strengthening."
Search Begins for Commerce Dean
While you were away:
—The Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration resigned;
—A Canadian specializing in federal politics was named head of the Department of Political Science in the Arts
Faculty;
—The new Dean of the Faculty of Education appointed three persons to top administrative positions within the
Faculty;
—A UBC graduate became head of the Economics department in the Faculty of Arts;
—One of Canada's leading concert pianists and a noted choral director and singer were appointed to the School
of Music; and
—In the Faculty of Medicine, a leading researcher in the field of diseases of the eye became head of the
Ophthalmology department and a family planning expert was named head of the Department of Health Care and
Epidemiology.
Here are the details.
Mr. Colin Gourlay, assistant dean of the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration, has been
named Acting Dean of the Faculty following the
resignation of Dean Philip H. White, who left Aug. 1
to head up a new European real estate development
company.
The new company will be part of the Bronfman
organization of Canada. It is believed that the new
company will be the first wholly Canadian-owned
enterprise to enter the European real estate market.
A search committee has been set up to find a
successor to Dean White. Chairman of the committee
is Prof. L.G. Mitten of the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration.
ft     ft     ft
Prof. H.A.C. Cairns has been appointed head of
the Department of Political Science, succeeding Prof.
Walter Young, who has taken a similar post at the
University of Victoria.
Prof. Cairns, who has been a member of the UBC
faculty since 1960, is currently on a year's leave of
absence until July, 1974. Mr. R. Stephen Milne will
be acting head of the department until Prof. Cairns
returns.
ft       ft       ft
Dean John Andrews joined the Faculty of
Education on July 1, succeeding Dean Neville Scarfe.
Formerly assistant director of the Ontario Institute of
Studies in Education, Dean Andrews is a well-known
scholar in the field of organization theory as applied
to education.
Prof.   Scarfe,   although   retired   as   Dean,   will
continue   to   teach   Geography   in   the   Faculty  of
Education.
Soon after his arrival Dean Andrews announced
three new appointments to top administrative posts
within the Faculty. Dr. Roy Bentley has been named
associate dean; Dr. Douglas McKie is the new director
of Graduate Studies, and Dr. Ian Housego is now
director of the Division of Elementary Education.
^     #     V
Prof. R.A. Shearer has been appointed head of the
Department of Economics replacing Mr. A. Milton
Moore. A graduate of UBC, Prof. Shearer has been on
the UBC staff since 1963.
Prof. Shearer served on the research staff of the
federal Royal Commission on Banking and Finance in
1962-63 and has written extensively on international
and Canadian monetary policies and regional
economic policy.
ft     ft     ft
Dr. Robert Silverman, one of Canada's most
prominent concert pianists, has been appointed to the
faculty of the Department of Music. The
Montreal-born pianist, winner of major awards and
prizes in Canada, the United States, Europe and
South America, will teach piano and some music
appreciation courses formerly taught by Prof. Harry
Adaskin and his wife, Mrs. Frances Adaskin.
Another new appointment is Mr. James L.
Fankhauser, a noted choral director and lyric tenor,
who this summer was assistant director of the Aspen
Choral Institute of the famed Aspen Festival in
Colorado. He will teach voice, choral conducting and
advanced music theory.
Dr. Stephen Drance has been appointed head of
the Department of Ophthalmology in UBC's Faculty
of Medicine, succeeding Dr. A.J. Elliott who is
continuing as a full professor in the department.
Dr. Drance is probably best known for his
discovery of some causes of low-tension glaucoma — a
common eye disease that can lead to blindness.
He is the editor of the Canadian Journal of
Ophthalmology, was a member of the Medical
Research Council of Canada from 1966 to 1971, has
been a visiting professor at seven universities, and has
written a book and more than 100 scientific papers
on ophthalmology.
Dr. Drance joined UBC's Department of
Ophthalmology in 1963.
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New head of the Department of Health Care and
Epidemiology in UBC's Faculty of Medicine is Prof.
C.J.G. Mackenzie, who has been acting head since
December, 1969.
Prof. Mackenzie is currently chairman of the
provincial Royal Commission on the Use of Pesticides
and Herbicides.
His work in epidemiology — the study of the
occurrence and prevalence of disease in populations —
is extensive, and includes environmental medicine,
problems in the delivery of health care, and, more
recently, the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis, a
chronic disease of the central nervous system.
But he is probably best known for his work in
family planning. He has conducted a three-year study
of the attitudes of Vancouverites to birth control and
was consultant to the federal government as
co-ordinator of the National Conference on Family
Planning in Ottawa last year.
■ ■■fe Jfe Vol. 19, No. 11 - Sept. 4,
I ID I" 1973. Published by the
MMMbM B University of British Columbia
mawaawmaW and distributed free. UBC
R E P O R T S Reports appears on Thursdays
during the University's winter session. J.A.
Banham, Editor. Louise Hoskin and Jean
Rands, Production Supervisors. Letters to the
Editor should be sent to Information Services,
Main Mall North Administration Building, UBC,
Vancouver 8, B.C. New Residence Committees Formed
A new committee structure designed to provide
greater involvement by resident students in the
administration of UBC's student residences will begin
functioning in September.
The new committee structure, approved by UBC's
Board of Governors in June on the recommendation
of its property committee, is the result of a series of
discussions which took place over a period of several
months early in 1973 between administration
officials and representatives of students living in
residences.
A total of four committees are provided for under
the new structure.
1. A 12-member Single Student Residences Coordinating Committee will meet once a week. This
committee, which will assume the functions of the
former Area Coordinators' and Student Affairs Staff
Committee, will be made up of the residence area
co-ordinator, president and vice-president of each
residence, the Director of Residences and the business
manager and student affairs advisor of the Housing
Administration.
2. An Acadia Co-ordinating Committee, maide up
of two elected representatives from Acadia Park and
two from Acadia Camp, who will meet monthly with
the Director of Residences and the business manager.
3. A Joint Residences Committee, made up of one
representative from each of the five residence areas,
to be elected from the Co-ordinating Cominittees
named in 1. and 2. above. The committee will meet
with the Director of Residences and the business
manager at least four times a year, twice in the fall
term and twice in the spring term.
The Joint Residences Committee will work with
the Director of Residences in the formation of policy
recommendations for the effective operation and
management of the service, including rent and/or rate
setting for students in residence.
The committee will work in conjunction with the
Housing Administration on each year's budget and
will recommend spending priorities to the Director.
All financial information necessary and relevant to
these duties will be accessible to the committee.
4. The President's Residence Advisory Committee
will be reconstituted and supplemented by the
addition of the five student members of the Joint
Residences Committee.
In addition to the five students, members of the
reconstituted Advisory Committee are: Director of
Residences Mr. Leslie Rohringer, who will act as
chairman; Mr. Allen Baxter, UBC Treasurer; Miss
Ruth M. Blair, Food Services Department; Dr. A.M.
Johnson, University Health Service; Miss M.R.E.
Russell, Faculty of Education; and Mr. A.F. Shirran,
director of the Office of Student Services.
The Dean of Women will also be a member of the
committee. A search committee is currently seeking a
successor to Dean Helen McCrae, who retired this
year.
The revised terms of reference of the committee
are:
• To receive full information from and to advise
the Director of Residences on all matters affecting
students in residence, and
• To maintain liaison between the academic counselling, health, recreational and financial developments of the University.
Although the Director is not bound to accept the
advice of the committee, he must make his policies
known to the committee and must give the committee the opportunity of examining his proposals before
they are implemented. The committee will meet at
least twice during the Winter Session.
Another recommendation approved by the Board
of Governors at its April meeting calied for the
Board's finance committee to provide to the above
committees the short form of the annual financial
statement in respect of residence operations.
The short form of the financial statement for the
fiscal year ended March 31, 1973, appears below.
RESIDENCES AND FOOD SERVICES OPERATIONS
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1973
Revenue
Expenditure:
Cost of Food
Salaries, Wages and Benefits
Utility Costs (Electricity,
Gas, Water, Telephone)
Repairs, Maintenance and
Improvements
Other Operating Costs
Debt Repayment
Total Expenditure
Balance
Net Convention Revenue
'Surplus (Deficit) for Year
Accumulated Surplus from
Previous Years
Balance
— Set Aside for Future Contingencies
— Set Aside for Future Debt Repayment
FAMILY
SINGLE STUDENT RESIDENCES
RESIDENCES
ACCOMMODATION
FOOD SERVICES
$568,349
$1,756,480
$1,038,578
$   561,725
$ 69,906
$   442,889
412,891
67,584
192,650
19,410
90,953
172,357
18,634
17,547
82,358
24,693
280,157
753,091 (note
)                 45,533
$526,147
$1,643,345
$1,082,886
$ 42,202
$   113,135
$    (44,308)
-
57,044
-
$ 42,202
$   170,179
$    (44,308)
101,135
19,029
—
$143,337
$   189,208
$    (44,308)
Note: Single Student Residences debt repayment of $753,091 was less than anticipated because of the delay in
completion of Walter H. Gage Stage II construction. Beginning 1973-74 the annual debt repayment for single
student residences will be $1,305,566.
Visitors Praise Campus Residences
UBC's student residences came in for high praise
from top officials of the Association of College and
University Housing Officers during the annual conference of the Association at UBC this summer.
More than 500 delegates from 300 universities in
the United States and Canada attended the five-day
conference, which was held outside the U.S. for the
first time in the 25-year history of the Association.
UBC's director of housing, Mr. Leslie Rohringer,
said delegates took time out during the conference to
inspect UBC's student housing facilities and he received many compliments on the calibre of campus
accommodation.
"One of the reasons why these conventions are
held on university campuses is to give delegates the
opportunity to inspect student accommodation in the
different institutions," said Mr. Rohringer.
ACUHO president Mr. Charles Frederiksen, of
Iowa State University, told UBC Reports that he was
particularly impressed with the Walter H. Gage Residence and the fact that each student has a private
room. "Generally, on U.S. campuses students share
two to a room; very few universities have single
accommodation on the scale that you have it here.
The preference among students is for single rooms
and you have done it admirably here."
Mr. George L. Merrill, of the California State
University and College System and vice-president of
ACUHO, said the California system embraces 19
campuses, 15 of which have housing facilities. "We
have nothing that would compare with the luxury of
the Gage complex. We have nice facilities but nothing
quite like this. I would say that the Gage Residence is
rather unique in college accommodation."
Miss Joan Mortell, of the University of California
at Santa Barbara, said the apparent coldness and
starkness of the concrete finish of the Gage Residence
bothered her at first, "but the longer I was here and
the more I was exposed to the oranges and reds and
other bright colors of the decorating scheme, the
warmer the building became. I now find the building
very enjoyable to be in."
ACUHO vice-president Mr. Chester Melanoski, of
the University of Rochester, said his university has no
facilities to compare with the Gage Residence for
undergraduate students. "Our undergraduates would
be champing at the bit to live in accommodation such
as this."
UBC students not only enjoy superior
accommodation but rentals and room-and-board rates
are considerably below those paid by many of their
U.S. counterparts. The single-room rate in the Gage
Residence is $566 without meals, while the
rqom-and-board rate in other single-student
residences on campus ranges from $863 to $975 per
academic year.
By contrast, the University of Rochester charges
$1,450 for room and board; the University of Iowa
$870 for double room with board; and
room-and-board costs at California universities range
from $1,050 to $1,250.
AMS, UBC Concerts Set
Music will predominate at a series of special
events planned by the Alma Mater Society and
the University in September.
During registration week (Sept. 4-7) four
rock groups will stage free noon-hour concerts
on the south plaza of the Student Union
Building. Appearances will be as follows:
Tuesday — White Lunch; Wednesday — Mr.
Natural; Thursday - Chant; Friday — Ram.
On Thursday and Friday, Sept. 6 and 7, Teen
Angel and the Rocking Rebels will perform at
dance concerts in the SUB Ballroom from 9
p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $2 per person.
The first major concert sponsored by the
AMS is scheduled for the War Memorial
Gymnasium on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m.
British blues star John Mayall will appear in
concert backed by his own band.
The Vancouver  Symphony  Orchestra will
return to the UBC campus on Thursday, Sept.
27, for a free 12:45 p.m. concert under the
sponsorship of the Dean of Women's Office
with the assistance of the UBC Alumni
Association. The VSO, under conductor
Kazoyoshi Akiyama will play a program of
traditional and contemporary selections. The
concert will take place in the War Memorial
Gymnasium.
Canadian   singer,  Murray   McLauclan   will
appear in the SUB ballroom on Friday, Sept.
28, at 8 p.m. Submissions Asked for by Oct. 25
Continued from Page One
Governors has been formed and a list of members
may be found at the end ofthis letter.
"All members of the University Community —
faculty, students, staff and alumni - are being asked
to assist the Committee by providing names of prospective candidates and by submitting opinions as to
appropriate attributes of any candidate. In addition,
the Committee will advertise widely in appropriate
publications, both in this country and abroad, the
fact that candidates are to be considered for the
office of President.
"In submitting names of persons whom you consider to be suitable candidates for the position of
MRS. BEVERLEY LECKY
President of UBC, it is important that you provide
the Committee with as much personal and academic
biographical information as possible, and with your
reasons for proposing each name. It will assist the
Committee if you can give an indication that someone you name is available for consideration as a
potential candidate.
"Whether or not you propose candidates, the
Committee would like your views on the attributes
you would consider it desirable for the next President
of this University to possess. In addition, the Committee would welcome expressions of opinions concerning the crucial issues likely to affect the scope
and nature of the office of President in the years
ahead.
"Your reply will be treated in absolute confidence
by the Committee.
"Please address your reply to me at the following
address. Although no deadline has been set, it would
be helpful to the Committee if your letter was received by Oct. 25, 1973.
"Address: Mrs. Beverley K. Lecky, Room 107,
Main Mall North Administration Building, University
of British Columbia, Vancouver 8, B.C."
Following are the names of the members of the
Advisory Committee, which essentially has the same
structure as that of a 1969 committee which
nominated President Gage:
Four members of the Board of Governors — Mrs.
Lecky, chairman; Mr. Richard M. Bibbs, the Hon.
Thomas A. Dohm, and the Hon. Mr. Justice Nathan
Nemetz, UBC's Chancellor.
Additional appointees of the Board of Governors
— Dr. Ian M. Ross, currently president of the UBC
Faculty Association, and Mr. Benjamin B. Trevino, a
member of the Board.
Three members of the UBC Senate, elected by the
Senate — Prof. C.V. Finnegan, Department of Zoology and associate dean of the Faculty of Science; Prof.
Noel A. Hall, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration and director of the Institute of Industrial
Relations; and Mr. Basil Stuart-Stubbs, University
Librarian.
Four members of the faculty, elected by the
Faculties — Prof. Roy Daniells, University Professor
of English Language and Literature; Prof. Malcolm
McGregor, head of the Department of Classics; Prof.
J.K. Stager, of the Geography department and assistant dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies; and Dr.
W.A. Webber, professor of anatomy and associate
dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
Three deans, chosen by the Committee of
Academic Deans — Dean Ian McT. Cowan, Faculty of
Graduate Studies; Dean B.E. Riedel, Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Dean G.M. Volkoff,
Faculty of Science.
Four students - Mr. Brian Loomes, President of
the Alma Mater Society; Ms. Susan Van der Flier, one
of two undergraduate students chosen by the
Students' Council; and Mrs. Susan Waechtler, a
graduate student chosen by the Graduate Students'
Association. (A second undergraduate student will be
named to the committee by Students' Council to
replace Mr. Mike Sasges, co-editor of the student
newspaper, The Ubyssey, who withdrew from the
committee during the summer.)
Three members of the UBC Alumni Association —
Mr. George L. Morfitt, President of the Association;
Mr. Franklin E. Walden and Mr. David Helliwell.
One member of the non-academic Administration
— Mr. William White, Deputy President and Bursar.
The terms of reference of the committee are:
1. To form criteria to guide it in the selection of a
short list of Presidential candidates, and
2. To make recommendations to the staff
committee of the Board of Governors.
Dr. McGavin, in announcing President Gage's
intention to resign as President, said the selection of
criteria for a new President would be a matter for the
advisory committee to consider, but the Board of
Governors would prefer to appoint a Canadian, aged
55 or under, and highly regarded in his own
discipline.
Under the terms of the Universities Act the Board
of Governors has sole responsibility for the
appointment of a new president. Dr. McGavin said,
but the Board wants to obtain advice, through the
advisory committee, from all segments of the
University community.
Four Members of UBC Faculty Die
Four members of the UBC faculty, well known for
their involvement in such widely divergent fields as
the fine arts, Slavonic studies, criminology and
education, have died in recent months.
Mr. Ian S. McNairn, 54, associate professor in the
Fine Arts department, was drowned in a boating
accident at Saltspring Island on Aug. 20.
Prof. James 0. St.-Clair Sobell, first head of UBC's
Department of Slavonic Studies from 1946 until he
resigned for health reasons in 1965, died on May 1
after a lengthy illness.
Mr. John Fornataro, associate professor in UBC's
School of Social Work, died of injuries received when
the bus in which he was riding overturned after
hitting a tractor near Seville, Spain, on May 2.
Miss Edith Deyell, who retired as associate
professor of education in 1972, died on March 7.
Mr. McNairn, a UBC faculty member since 1957,
was at his summer home on Saltspring Island when
the drowning accident occurred. He had just returned
from Florence where he has spent the past year on
leave of absence studying early Italian sculpture.
A former curator of UBC's Fine Arts Gallery and
an instructor in Medieval arts, Mr. McNairn was
widely known for his work in community affairs. He
was a former president of the Community Arts
Council and was a member of the governing boards of
the Arts Club of Vancouver, the Vancouver Art
Gallery and the B.C. Arts Board.
Prof. Sobell, who was 59 at the time of his death,
was the head of the Slavonic Studies department
during the period when it became the largest of its
kind in Canada with a book collection of more than
40,000 volumes and 300 periodicals.
He was a former president of the Canadian
Association of Slavists and was elected a fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada in 1961. He continued to
teach in the Slavonic Studies department after his
resignation and had been on sick leave from UBC
since January of this year.
Mr. Fornataro, who was well known for his work
in the fields of criminology and penology, had been
on leave of absence in England and was assumed to
have been on a holiday in Spain when the accident in
which he died occurred.
Mr. Fornataro, who was 54 at the time of his
death, served for five years as director of corrections
for the Province of Saskatchewan before joining the
UBC faculty in 1957. He served on a number of
provincial and federal advisory boards concerned with
the penal system and also undertook a number of
assignments for the Canadian Corrections
Association.
Miss Deyell, who joined the UBC faculty in 1960
to lecture on methods of teaching social studies, was
the co-author of three books on the subject of
teaching Canadian history and geography.
NEW president of the Pharmaceutical Association of
B.C., the licensing and regulatory body for more than
1,600 B.C. pharmacists, is Prof. Finlay Morrison,
associate dean of UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences.
FACULTY of Education Building at UBC has been
renamed the Neville V. Scarfe Building to honor the
former dean of the Faculty, pictured above, who
retired in June. He will continue teaching geography
in the Faculty.

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