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 UBC Reports
VOLUME   12,   NO.   1
JAN.-FEB.,   1966
The increased federal per capita
grant to universities for operating
costs — up from $40 million to $100
million a year — will be distributed
by formula financing recommended in
the  Bladen  Report.
Prime Minister Pearson has authorized the Association of Universities
and Colleges of Canada to use a system that recognizes varying costs in
training different types of students in
distributing the $100 million during
the 1966/67 academic year.
Mr. Pearson said, however, the increased aid is an interim measure,
without prejudice and for one year
only, made at the suggestion of the
provincial governments and pending
a federal-provincial conference to develop a "joint response" to university
During that year, Ottawa will contribute an average of $5 per capita,
up from $2 per capita, toward university operating costs. The Bladen commission recommended $5 per capita
in 1965-66, with an increase of $1 each
year thereafter.
The interim plan has another complication. Out of the $5 per capita,
$4.30 will be divided by formula
financing on a weighted basis, where
types of students are given values
ranging from 1 for a first or second
year student, to 5 for a Ph.D. candidate.
The other 70 cents will be distributed nationally to universities in proportion to the number of students
they have from outside their home
Mr. Pearson estimated that just under $9 million from the total grant
might come to B.C. Grants will be
based on 1966/67 registration, and on
DBS estimates of provincial populations at June 1, 1966.
UBC President John B. Macdonald
said the interim grant is a useful temporary measure, but "it is crucially
important that the provinces as well
as the federal government recognize
the pressing needs of the universities
for annual increases in financial support."
Gives Notice
Of Election
Machinery has been set in
motion for the election of UBC's
Chancellor and 15 members of
Senate by Convocation.
UBC's registrar, J. E. A.
Parnall, has issued official notification that election day will
be May 25. On that day ballots
will be counted and the names
of the Chancellor and Convocation members announced to
Nominations for Chancellor
and Convocation members of
Senate must be in the hands of
the registrar by March 2. Ballots
will be sent to Convocation
members within ten days or two
weeks of the closing date for
The registrar's official notice
of election and the names of
those presently holding office
will be found on page four.
DR. NEIL BARTLETT, UBC professor of chemistry who has been awarded the
$10,000 Research Corporation Award for 1965, holds the simple apparatus in which
he combined xenon with another compound to form a stable substance. See story
Research  Corporation
Awards Chemist $10,000
UBC's Dr. Neil Bartlett has been
chosen to receive one of North America's highest scientific honors for his
frontier-breaking 1962 discovery that
so-called "inert" gases can form stable
Choice of the 33-year-old professor
of chemistry for the $10,000 Research
Corporation Award for 1965 was announced in New York by J. William
Hinckley, president of the non-profit
Research Corporation.
The 1965 award to Dr. Bartlett is
the 30th made by the Research Corporation since 1952 for outstanding
contributions to science. Thirteen past
recipients have subsequently won the
Nobel Prize, usually in the field for
which they received the Research
Corporation Award.
Of the eight distinguished scientists
on the panel which chose Dr. Bartlett,
six are Nobel Prize winners. They include Prof. Melvin Calvin of the University of California, Prof. Polykarp
Kusch of Columbia University and
Prof. Robert B. Woodward of Harvard.
Dr. Bartlett was presented with the
award at a dinner in New York on
January 27. UBC President John B.
Macdonald accompanied him to New
York to represent the University.
Dr. Bartlett's citation said he was
chosen "for his discovery that the
noble gases form stable compounds.
The overthrow of the entrenched belief that the so-called inert elements
would withstand all chemical assault
has given birth to a vigorous new
branch of chemistry which will continue to yield new insights into the
nature of molecules."
UBC President Macdonald commented: "That this very important
award has come to Dr. Neil Bartlett
is no surprise. The work which he
has done in respect to re-activity of
the noble gases represents one of
the great advances of modern chemistry.
"Dr. Bartlett's work has received
wide national recognition and has
created a whole new field of chemistry engaging scientists all over the
The Research Corporation, which
along with the National Research
Council of Canada financed Dr. Bartlett's research, grants more than one
million dollars a year for basic scientific research in the natural  sciences.
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Canada is not training a sufficient
number of engineers to keep pace
with the expanding economy, says the
University of B.C.'s new dean of applied science, William M. Armstrong,
His appointment was announced in
January by UBC President John B.
Macdonald. A UBC faculty member
since 1946, Dean Armstrong has resigned the headship of the department
of metallurgy, but will retain the title
of professor of metallurgy.
As dean he succeeds Dr. David  M.
Myers, who  resigned   last summer to
organize   a   new   major   university   in
his native Australia.
The faculty of applied science includes a full time teaching staff of
92 and a student enrolment of 1266.
It incorporates seven departments of
engineering (agricultural, chemical,
civil, electrical, mechanical, metallurgy, mineral) and the schools of
architecture and nursing.
Commenting on Dean Armstrong's
appointment, UBC President Macdonald said: "Great changes are taking
place in the concepts of modern engineering education. These are being
dictated by the demand for engineering and technological personnel, by
new developments in engineering, by
increasing reliance on science for
innovation in engineering, and by the
competition engineering education
faces in attracting enough good students.
"Dean Armstrong is keenly aware
of these issues through his own scientific and administrative experience.
He is well qualified to lead the faculty
of applied science during the years
ahead. He recognizes and supports
the need for closer integration of
engineering within the university,
within industry and within government.
"As the University of B.C.'s role
places more emphasis on growth of
professional and graduate opportunity,
we are fortunate to have Dean Armstrong to lead the faculty of applied
Dean Armstrong said that the two
major problems facing engineering
training in Canada are the low number of graduates, and the necessity
to develop systems to continue the
training of graduate engineers and to
retain those in areas that grow obsolete.
"We are not producing engineering
graduates at the rate required by
Canada's expanding economy," Dean
Armstrong said. "One result is that
the starting salaries for young engineers   have   increased   very   signifi-
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Veteran Teacher Heads UBC Residences
The University of B.C. has embarked
on a plan to increase academic content and atmosphere in campus student residences by appointing a
veteran teacher, Dr. Malcolm McGregor, 55, as director of residences.
Dr. McGregor will continue as head
of the department of classics said
President  John   B.   Macdonald.
As director of residences (a new
title), Dr. McGregor succeeds director
of housing John Haar, who has resigned to remain director of the new
Centre for Adult Education at Elliot
Lake, Ontario. Mr. Haar went on
leave from UBC last spring to organize the new centre. Interim director of housing Knute Buttedahl recently was appointed associate director
of the UBC Extension department.
UBC provides nearly 3,000 beds on
campus, the largest number at any
Canadian university, at the lowest
average room and board charge. The
residences are operated on a nonprofit basis with all costs paid by
room and board charges to students
and faculty living in them.
Dr. McGregor has been well-known
for his active interest in student life
and welfare since he came to UBC
in 1954 to head the department of
classics. An outstanding international
scholar, he is a very active counsellor
of studsnts and frequent speaker at
student and other campus affairs.
He is a strong advocate of participation sports for students, and a well-
known player and coach, particularly
in cricket and grass hockey.
President Macdonald said that the
new residences policy is in accord
with suggestions for the enrichment
of student life at U3C made in Guide-
posts to Innovation, a 1964 report of
a President's Committee on Academic
"The object is to place greater emphasis on making residence life an
academic experience," Dr. Macdonald
said. "That is why we are appointing
an academic.
"We chose Dr. McGregor because
of his great understanding of students
and his concern for the quality of student life on the campus."
Dr. McGregor said that he expected
cantly. But higher salaries will not
solve the immediate problem. I can
see no possibility of easing the shortage during the next decade."
Dean Armstrong yaid that retraining
and continuing education of graduate
engineers requires the development
of methods that involve a minimum
loss of working time by professional
engineers, and make the best use of
overcrowded  training  facilities.
"Industry, the universities and practising engineers agree on the need
for retraining," Dean Armstrong said.
"But so far there is little evidence of
achievement in this area.
"Retraining is essential because of
the scope and complexity of scientific
and technological changes now occurring, and the immediate impact these
changes have on our economy and
way of life."
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Dean
Armstrong graduated from the University of Toronto in 1937 with the
degree of bachelor of applied science
with honors.
Dean Armstrong came to Vancouver
in 1946 as a scientist with the ■ B.C.
Research Council and joined the UBC
faculty that year. He was appointed
head of the UBC department of metallurgy in 1964, succeeding Dr. Frank
Forward, who is on leave of absence
serving in Ottawa as first director of
the new Science Secretariat to the
federal government.
Dean Armstrong is vice-president
and president-elect of the 45,000-mem-
ber Canadian Council of Professional
Engineers and was president of the
Association of Professional Engineers
in B.C. in 1964.
the   residences'   enrichment   program
would  be built slowly.
"I regard this as an academic task,"
he said. "The students who live in
campus residences should be made
an integral part of the academic community. At the moment I think they
are more-or-less living a hotel  life.
"What we hope to do is to produce
a regular academic program for all
the residential areas, bringing them
to the campus and the campus to
"This is something that will have to
be done slowly. For example we might
have various series of lectures on a
broad range of subjects — once a
week, say, for a  number of weeks.
"I think we could bring academic
advising to the residences. There is
no reason why a team of faculty members should  not visit the  residences
during the second term to talk programs for the following year."
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Professor Geoffrey Hugh Durrant,
52, has been appointed head of the
department of English at the University of B.C.
The department is the largest at
UBC registering more than 7,000 students, with 81 full-time faculty members and 51   part-time teachers.
Prof. Durrant's appointment is effective July 1, 1966. He comes to UBC
from the English headship of the University of Manitoba. He was dean of
arts at the University of Natal when
he left South Africa for political reasons in 1961.
At UBC, Prof. Durrant succeeds Dr.
Roy Daniells, who was named last
June to the first UBC Distinguished
Professorship as University Professor
of  English   Language and   Literature.
Senate Approves
Revision in Arts
The UBC Senate has approved a
proposal which will strengthen the
academic program of the faculty of
arts, President John B. Macdonald has
The newly-approved regulations will
affect third and fourth year students
taking programs leading to the bachelor of arts degree.
Until now most students studying
for the BA degree have been required
to choose two "major" subjects and
to complete nine units (three courses)
in each area of study in the third and
fourth years.
In future students will elect a single
major subject and will be required to
complete 15 units (five courses) in
this one area. The number of units
(60) which a student is required to
take in all years of University to obtain his degree remains unchanged.
Dr. Dennis M. Healy, UBC's dean of
arts, said the new regulations are the
first results of a continuing study designed to strengthen the overall offerings of the arts faculty.
He said the new regulations will
enable third and fourth year students
to undertake concentrated study in
a single subject or one area of concentration and at the same time
choose courses in other areas which
support his major area of interest.
Other advantages which will result
from the new program are better
preparation for graduate work and
the fact that a single department will
be responsible for a student's program, Dean Healy said.
•       *       •
UBC has taken another step in the
direction of creating a unique program of coordinated teaching and research in mining with two other
Canadian universities.
Senate has given approval to a proposal for the introduction of a doctor
of philosophy degree program in
mineral engineering. As a result,
UBC, Queens and  Laval  Universities
will be able to proceed further with
plans to cooperate in research and
teaching in mineral engineering.
Dr. Charles Emery, recently appointed head of UBC's mineral engineering department, said the introduction of the Ph.D. program at UBC
will make it possible for the three
universities to exchange students and
faculty members.
The aim of the tri-universities program is to avert a threat that lack
of mining skill will knock Canadian
mining out of world competition. The
mineral engineering departments at
each university will concentrate on
graduate training of mineral engineers and research in half a dozen
special mining fields. UBC will undertake research immediately in rock
mechanics and mineral dressing.
The programs will avoid overlapping and duplication of expensive
equipment through a coordinating
committee consisting of the deans of
engineering and mineral engineering
department heads of the three universities.
Six students are enrolled at UBC
this year for graduate study and a
total of $50,000 has been received by
UBC this year alone for research
UBC Reports
Volume 12, No. 1 — Jan.-Feb., 1966.
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UBC, Vancouver 8, B.C.
(Dr. Daniells also came to UBC (in
1948) from the Manitoba English
headship to head the UBC English
Prof. Durrant has had an unusually
varied career as soldier, in adult education, in politics, in literary criticism
and in broadcasting, as well as in his
academic work lecturing and writing
on   English   literature.
"He is a man of vision and imagination who is willing to devote his
energies to the highest educational
ideals," UBC President Macdonald
"I am sure that as new head of the
English department, he will bring
strength and distinction to the largest
and most complicated department
within the University structure.
"He is a perceptive, sensitive
scholar, a sound and strong administrator, a man of high ideals, and a
human, warm individual."
• • •
Increasing complexity in the development of UBC's Health Sciences
Centre has led to the appointment of
Dr. Donald C. Graham, 51, as associate
dean of medicine.
Dr. Graham is a leading expert on
the Canadian medical scene. He has
been editor of the Canadian Medical
Association Journal for five years.
He joined with Dean John F. McCreary in directing medical affairs
at UBC on January  1.
"As complexity of development in
the Health Sciences Centre increases,
Dr. McCreary will be more involved
with inter-relationships between the
faculties and schools in the centre and
the development of the University
teaching hospital," President Macdonald said. "Dr. Graham will help
to share the heavy load of administration within the faculty itself."
Dr.  Graham  will   also  be  assistant
professor   in   the   department   of
Dean McCreary said that in five
years under Dr. Graham's editorship,
"The Canadian Medical Journal has
increased from a monthly to a weekly
publication of world wide interest,
and two other journals have been
taken on by the Canadian Medical
Association. These advances have been
due to Dr. Graham's enthusiasm and
organizational ability.
"Due to his position as editor of
the Journal, Dr. Graham is probably
more familiar with the Canadian medical scene than any other physician
in our nation."
Born in Toronto, Dr. Graham took
his degree in medicine at the University of Toronto, served in the Royal
Canadian Army Medical Corps briefly
in 1940, and in the Royal Canadian Air
Force, where he rose to wing commander, from 1940 to 1945.
• •       •
A Vancouver-born graduate of the
University of B.C., Gordon Rex Selman, 38, has been appointed executive
assistant to President John B. Macdonald.
Mr. Selman has been with the UBC
Extension   department   for   11   years,
and has been associate director of the
Extension department since  1960.
"I am delighted that Mr. Selman
has agreed to accept the post of executive assistant to the President," Dr.
Macdonald said. "He has amply
demonstrated his flair for administration and his sound judgment in the
Extension department
"I know his colleagues there will be
sorry to lose him but they will be
happy to see his abilities serving the
whole  University in his new post"
Mr. Selman succeeds Prof. Geoffrey
O. B. Davies, who has been on leave
of absence since July, 1964, serving
as research associate to the Bladen
Commission, and who became dean
of arts and science at Brock University January 1.
Mr. Selman enrolled at UBC in 1945
and obtained successively his bachelor
of arts degree, a teaching certificate
and his master of arts, for which he
wrote a thesis on the history of the
UBC Extension department.
He was an assistant in the history
and international studies department
at UBC, and served as research officer
in the communications branch of the
National Research Council in Ottawa
before joining the UBC Extension department in 1964. TENDERS have been called for the new $1,500,000 music
building on the site of the Norman MacKenzie Centre for
Fine Arts on the UBC campus. The building, to be located
between the Frederic Lasserre building and the UBC armoury
will be constructed with funds from the provincial government, the 3-Universities  Capital   Fund and  a $600,000 grant
from the Canada Council. The four-storey building will include a recital hall seating 285, rehearsal halls, practice
studios and a music library seating 100. Architects for the air-
conditioned building, which will accommodate 300, are Gardiner, Thornton, Gathe and Associates. Expected completion
date for the project is the spring of 1967.
Forestry Professor   Grows'
Timber in UBC's Computer
It takes Professor Harry Smith of
the University of British Columbia
exactly 13 minutes to "grow" a 100-
year-old   stand   of   timber.
Prof. Smith, of UBC's faculty of
forestry, uses an IBM 7040 computer
which employs mathematical models
to simulate forest growth over long
periods of time.
The mathematical models which
Prof. Smith develops in the computer
are checked against yield tables describing  actual  stands of timber.
His basic data was obtained from
studies of naturally open-grown Douglas fir trees in B.C. and Washington.
Some of the studies were carried out
on UBC's 10,000-acre research forest
north  of  Haney  in the  Fraser Valley.
When the programs, which take into
account most of the known factors
affecting tree growth, are loaded into
the computer, the machine can then
study the growth of individual trees
to determine how various programs
of thinning and replanting will affect
growth rates and yields at different
The computer gives accurate predictions  at five year  intervals, for a
century ahead. "If we didn't have the
computer," says Prof. Smith, "it would
take 100 years of observation to evaluate predictions about the number of
trees which would remain at the end
of the century, their average diameter,
height, volume, and many other statistics.
The data churned out by the computer in a mere 13 minutes makes it
possible to construct tables showing
all this information quickly.
The research using mathematical
models to predict forest growth was
initiated as an extra-mural research
project for the Canada department of
forestry in 1963.
"The object of these computerized
studies," says Prof. Smith, "is to predict how we should be growing trees.
"Using mathematical models, the
forest industry will be able to make
decisions about planting, replanting,
thinning and other factors such as
wood quality and value without waiting a century for the results."
Robert N. Newnham, a 1958 master
of forestry graduate of UBC, developed the first programs for stand
Textbooks  Revised
It was in March 1962, that Dr. Bartlett, working in his cluttered laboratory at UBC with remarkably simple
equipment, demonstrated that xenon,
one of the so-called "inert" elements,
would react with another compound
to form xenon hexafluoroplatinate, a
substance never before seen on earth.
As a result, chemistry textbooks the
world over have had to be revised
and the work will have an important
bearing on prevailing valence theory,
a branch of chemistry which tries to
explain how and why elements combine with one another.
Because it was believed that the
noble gas group of elements—helium,
xenon, argon, neon, krypton and radon
— did not combine to form true compounds chemists were able to construct theories about the electronic
structures of the elements that did.
Dr. Bartlett has received a number
of other honors since announcing his
work. In April, 1963, he was selected
to give the inaugural Noranda lecture
of the Chemical Institute of Canada,
an annual award to the individual
judged to be the most outstanding
scientist in Canada under the age of
40 working  in the field of chemistry.
The same year he was named the
first winner of the E. W. R. Steacie
Memorial Fellowship by the National
Research Council. The award, named
for a former NRC head, paid half Dr.
Bartlett's salary and allowed the University to free him from all teaching
duties and devote full time to research.
In 1964 he was awarded a fellowship
by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation of
New York to aid his research.
growth simulation as part of his
studies for the Ph.D. he earned from
UBC in 1964.
Dr. Newnham, who is now a research officer in the Canada department of forestry in Ottawa, this year
developed mathematical models to
imitate the passage of a mechanical
tree harvester through a stand of
Dr. Newnham now can use a computer to determine the cost of tree
harvesting using different machines
and thus enable companies to choose
the most economical.
A second team of assistant professors in the UBC faculty of forestry
is using the computer to take the
tedium out of summarizing the results
of timber cruises.
Donald D. Munro and Tony Kozak
have developed methods of determining accurately and rapidly just how
much timber is available for logging
on specified land areas.
As with Prof. Smith's studies, the
computer has to be programmed carefully. They guided their studies with
an immense amount of data which was
obtained initially from the UBC Research Forest.
These programs were modified and
extended during the past summer
under contract to Industrial Forest
Service Ltd., of Prince George, which
carried out timber cruises under
Munro and the Prince George Company carried out a total of six cruises
in the Prince George area in the past
summer and transferred the data to
punch cards.
In 73 minutes the computer answered with statistics which would
have taken four to six months to obtain manually.
"Even with computing costs of $5
per minute," said Munro, "the savings
are obvious. In addition, there is a
great gain in completeness and accuracy of analysis, and a large reduction in the time lag between field
work and report preparation."
JAN. - FEB., 1966
VOLUME   12,  NO.   1
To Treble
Increasing support by private donors and the administration of the
University of B.C. will enable the
UBC Library to achieve expansion
in 10 years that might have taken
25 years, says Librarian Basil Stuart-
He predicted that the present
700,000 volume UBC collection would
grow to 2,000,000 volumes by 1975.
Reporting to the UBC Senate on
the year ending Aug. 31, 1965, the
librarian said the year marked not
only the Library's first half century
but "a starting point" to much greater
dimensions in library operations.
"No year in its history has been so
marked by events of far-reaching significance."
Commenting on the $3 million gift
in February by Dr. H. R. MacMillan
for the purchase of books over the
next 10 years, Mr. Stuart-Stubbs said:
"By this single act the university was
assured a collection equal to the demands of research and graduate
"Book purchases doubled instantly.
It is possible to predict the library
will treble in size within a decade."
The first successful year of operation of The Woodward Library for
bio-medical science — construction of
which was made possible by a $440,000
gift, providing half the cost, from Mr.
and Mrs. P. A. Woodward's Foundation — "demonstrated that a system
of such libraries serving allied disciplines would be the solution to the
information needs of a university
large in physical size, enrolment and
program" the  UBC  librarian  said.
Two additional specialized libraries
already are assured in the forestry-
agriculture complex, now under construction, and the planned music
building, for which tenders have been
authorized by the UBC Board of
Other decentralized, specialized libraries would follow to serve undergraduate students, and the faculties
of science, applied science and education.
Mr. Stuart-Stubbs reported that
during the year, work was completed
on the establishment of data-processing equipment to provide an automated system of lending books, and
an experienced systems analyst added
to the staff to accelerate future application  of computers   in   library  work.
A phonograph record library has
been added, and equipped with the
largest listening facility at any Canadian university through a gift from
Dr.  and   Mrs.  Wallace  Wilson.
Mr. Stuart-Stubbs warned, however,
that the pace of library growth would
require additional stack, public and
work areas, as well as study areas,
by 1968.
He said library purchases had increased by 31 percent to $516,153 during the 1964-65 fiscal year, and library
output had increased 11 percent despite such difficulties as building alterations, new staff training and compiling new catalogues.
Mr. Stuart-Stubbs said "the day of
the general librarian is over . . . the
librarian has become less the mere
caretaker of books and more the
specialist in the retrieval of information. It is upon these specialists that
the public often rely in finding answers to questions relating to the
nature, existence and location of information. It is also the task of librarians to provide most students with
assistance and instruction in locating
information for themselves."
The librarian said that UBC's book
collection had been doubled to 700,000
volumes over the   last seven  years.
"Dramatic as such growth may be,
however, it will not bear comparison
with the growth of the next few years,
when the effects of Dr. H. R. MacMillan's generosity will be felt . . .
At the end of a decade our book collections will contain over 2,000,000
volumes, a size we might not have
attained under normal circumstances
within   a   quarter   century.
"Reflected in every line of the book
budget was the fact that the library
had joined the ranks of Harvard and
the University of California in purchasing power." LEWIS CARROLL collection presented to the UBC Library
by the Class of 1925 includes a facsimile reproduction of
"Alice in Wonderland," in Carroll's handwriting and illustrated by the author. The two illustrations above by Carroll
show Alice holding the key which leads to a magic garden,
and the queen of hearts berating Alice during the trial of
the knave of hearts, who stole the tarts. More than 400 items
are included in the collection.
Class of  25 Gives Carro
Collection to UBC Library
UBC has been presented with Canada's foremost collection of the works
of Lewis Carroll and material about
the creator of "Alice in Wonderland."
The gift was made by the Class of
1925 to mark the 40th anniversary
of graduation from UBC, and the
100th anniversary of the original publication in London by MacMillan &
Co. of "Alice's Adventures Underground."
The collection is the fruit of seven
years of collecting in Europe and
North America by R. D. Hilton Smith
of Victoria, B.C. It is rich in first and
early and limited editions and includes more than 400 different publications, ranging in date from 1858 to
The collection covers every aspect
of the 19th century writing for children under the nom de plume "Lewis
Carroll" by Rev. Charles Lutwidge
Dodgson, a fussy and fastidious bachelor professor of mathematics at Christ
Church, Oxford.
Housed in the special collections
section of the University of B.C. library, the collection is the only one
of its kind in Canada. It includes
several items not in such notable collections as the Parrish at Princeton
University, and the Amory at Harvard.
There are 200 editions of "Alice in
Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass". About half carry the
famed illustrations by Sir John Ten-
niel, which some experts believe
never have been surpassed. The other
half, however, carry illustrations by
some 80 other artists.
Two volumes were signed in old
age by "Alice  Hargreaves."
Alice Liddell Hargreaves was one
of the three small daughters of Dodg-
son's stern dean at Christ Church. As
Dodgson recorded the beginning in a
$500 Gift for
UBC Kidney Unit
Saving the life of an employee of
MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River
Ltd. has resulted in a $500 donation
to the University of British Columbia's department of medicine from
the employees' charity committee of
the Vancouver plywood division.
Mr. D. P. McGougan, committee
chairman said, "This is a direct result of the wonderful work performed
on behalf of our own fellow employee."
The donation was sent to the department to help in developing the
artificial kidney unit at the Vancouver
General Hospital. It will be used to
buy a special pump needed for the
The employee, who is now back on
the job full-time, has received treatment on the unit twice a week for
the  past  seven  months.
The artificial kidney unit removes
impurities from the blood, the function normally performed by the kidneys. The unit developed a year ago,
was the third artificial kidney unit in
Canada. Now there are eight in hospitals throughout the country.
marvel cf understatement in his diary:
"July 5, 1862: I made up an expedition up the river to Godstow with
the three Liddells; we had tea on
the bank there and did not reach
Christ  Church   until   half-past eight."
He made no mention of how Alice
first popped down the rabbit hole that
afternoon as the four left their punt
to sit in the shadow of a hayrick by
the Thames and the real Alice urged
Dodgson on with story-telling that
lasted "all  the golden  afternoon."
Later he wrote and illustrated
"Alice's Adventures Underground,"
published in 1865, and eventually expanded it to the final classic, "Alice
in  Wonderland."
The UBC collection contains a copy
from the first "people's edition."
"Alice" sold for six to eight shillings when first published and author
Carroll complained to the publisher:
"My feeling is that the present price
puts the book entirely out of reach
of many thousands of children of the
middle classes (below that I don't
think  it would   be  appreciated)."
The collection includes 60 parodies
and imitations of Carroll's works (e.g.
Clara in Blunderland," "Malice in
Kulterland (1914)," "Alice in the Delighted States," "Adolf in Blunder-
land (1925)"), some 60 editions of
other books by Carroll, some 60 books
about Carroll, 30 musical and dramatic versions, of his works, as well as
film and recordings, 15 collections and
sections of his works, and 20 miscellaneous pieces.
Up in 1965
University of B.C. students earned
an estimated $13,415,222 at summer
jobs during 1965, the UBC Office of
Student Services reports.
Working from a survey in which
16,253 students participated (of 16,253
registered), the office found that summer earnings increased "substantially"
in 1965 over 1964.
However, allowing $1,400 as the
minimum necessary for an academic
session, the report said, "less than 20
percent of men students and two percent of women students reported an
income sufficient to finance an academic year." The study showed that
40 percent of men students and 37
percent of women students had part-
time winter employment or required
it for  support while  attending   UBC.
While earnings increased among
students in all faculties, the increases
in 1965 over 1964 for men (excluding
graduate students and freshmen)
ranged from $40 in forestry to $168
in pharmacy. Mean earnings by faculty ranged from $908 in music to $1,361
in applied science.
A total of 13,213 students (8,892 men,
4,321 women) reported earnings of
$12,507,200, but allowance for employed students who did not return
their survey cards raised the estimated total earnings to $13,415,222.
Among 13,644 undergraduate students, 3,654 (26.4 percent) gave teaching as their objective, the largest
numbers in any single field.
Of students participating in the
study, 2,427 are married and have
1,970 children. By sex, 1,740 men (16.2
percent are married and have 1,409
children, and 687 women (10.2 percent) are married and have 561
400 Sought for
Overseas Service
Canadian University Service Overseas has launched a national campaign
to recruit 400 volunteers for overseas
service in developing countries in
It is hoped that 60 to 75 of CUSO
volunteers will come from British
Since the initial group of 17 volunteers travelled overseas in 1961 to
serve in four different countries,
CUSO has grown to its present size
of 341 volunteers serving in 29 countries throughout Asia, Africa, the
Caribbean, and  Latin America.
With the placement of 400 new
volunteers, CUSO will have 600 in the
field by September, 1966. The long
range plan calls for 1,000 volunteers
serving overseas in 1967.
CUSO is a national organization
which selects Canadians with post-
secondary school education (not just
university graduates) to serve overseas in response to specific requests
from developing countries.
Registrars Official Notice of Election
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the resolution passed
by the Senate at its meeting on Monday, December 20, 1965, the election
of the Chancellor and of the fifteen
members of the Senate to be elected
by the members of Convocation of
the University of British Columbia
will be held on Wednesday, May 25,
Nominations for these offices must
be in the hands of the Registrar not
later than Wednesday, March 2, 1966.
Those eligible to stand for election
are members of Convocation who are
not members of the Faculties of the
The attention of those concerned is
directed to section 28 of the Universities Act: "(1) All nominations of
candidates for the office of Chancellor
shall be signed by not less than seven
persons entitled to vote in the election of the Chancellor. (2) All nominations for candidates for membership
in the Senate shall be signed by not
less than three persons entitled to
vote in the election of the Senate."
In accordance with the Universities
Act an election register has been prepared of the names and known addresses of all members of the Convocation who are entitled to vote at
an election and the register is open
to inspection at all reasonable hours
by all  members entitled to vote.
The Chancellor and members of
Senate elected by Convocation will
take office following the final degree
granting   ceremony  held  during  Congregation  in June,  1966.
A list of those holding office for the
three year term, 1963-66, follows:
CHANCELLOR: Phyllis G. Ross,
C.B.E., M.A.,  LL.D.
Angus, B.A., Vancouver; Richard M.
Bibbs, B.A.Sc, West Vancouver; Kenneth P. Caple, M.S.A., Vancouver; Wil-
lard E. Ireland, M.A., Victoria; Joseph
E. A. Kania, M.A.Sc, Ph.D., Vancouver; J. Stuart Keate, B.A., Vancouver;
Hugh L. Keenleyside, M.A., Ph.D.,
LL.D., Vancouver; Malcolm F. McGregor, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.C, Vancouver; Mrs. H. J. MacKay, B.A., Revel-
stoke; Eric P. Nicol, M.A., Vancouver;
The Hon. James Sinclair, B.A.Sc, B.A.,
M-A., North Vancouver; Frank Turn-
bull, B.A., M.D., F.R.C.S., Vancouver;
The Hon. Mr. Justice David R. Ver-
chere, B.A., Vancouver; Harry V. Warren, B.A., B.A.Sc, D.Phil., F.R.S.C,
Vancouver; Arnold A. Webster, M.A.,
JAN. - FEB., 1966
VOLUME  12,  NO.  1


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