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TUUM EST... et cetera
The New Student Handbook
EDITOR:  Tom Wayman
ASS'T.:  Val Zuker BACKBONE:   Ian Cameron
Staff: John Kelsey, Bob Cruise, Claudia Gwinn, Dan Mullen,
Norm Betts, Peter Braund, Powell Hargraves,
Don Wise, Al Donald.
Published by the Alma Mater Society
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. EDITOR'S NOTE: Tuum Est is intended to provide the best form
of welcome anybody can give you to this campus—friendly advice. But
we hope you will regard its contents, at the same time, as originating
from an older brother with a whimsical nature—so take it with a grin.
That's probably the way it should be, after all. Anybody on this
campus who claims to have all the answers, even us, just hasn't heard
of all the problems. And with this in mind, this year's Tuum Est was
written with the intention of bridging the gap between the kinds of pat
•information often handed out, and the realities of this campus.
If you can't believe what we say, or we haven't eased your worried
mind, then you will find throughout this booklet hints of where to
check for further information. So use them, already.
And if there is one capsule bit of advice we could offer to Frosh, it
would be to ASK, when you don't know. Ask anything, from anybody.
But first, read on . . .
And now, Welcome!
. . . from UBC
John B.
I am happy to welcome warmly the freshman class and all others who
are attending the University of British Columbia for the first time this
year. I also wish to congratulate the Alma Mater Society for publishing
Tuum Est in order to acquaint you with the facilities of the campus,
student government and activities.
Your experiences as a student at UBC should be of lasting benefit and
satisfaction to you. The combination of opportunity plus your own
genuine effort can almost guarantee that the experience will be rewarding. This University has an enviable record in terms of the academic
achievement of its students. It also has a proud history of student initiative in supporting the institution's growth and development. A number
of major buildings on the campus have been constructed as a result of
student initiative and financing. At crucial stages in the life of UBC
the students have been a strong and constructive force in marshalling
public support for the requirements of the institution. You inherit these
fine traditions and I hope you will contribute to them.
Attending lectures and fulfilling formal academic requirements is only
part of the meaning of University. The pages of this publication will
reveal a wide variety of additional intellectual, cultural and recreational
activities in which you can take part within the limits of the time you
have available for them. I commend this useful booklet to you.
Best wishes for a successful and stimulating year.
^ '5^:
and from AMS president
Peter Braund
Welcome! What is this "university" within whose way of life you will
develop during the next few years? University in my opinion is a unique
opportunity—possibly the only opportunity you may have as a maturing
person—to read, study, contemplate, and think without the immediate
necessity of earning a living. University is an opportunity to come into
close contact with the accumulated wisdom of those generations of
students who have critically analyzed and thought about the problems
of our society and who have constructively participated in action to
alleviate these problems. University is a challenge—a challenge to
become a mature and well-equipped individual—which may only be
obtained by participation in your academic work, social experiences,
intellectual experiences, athletic endeavours* and community services.
Your student government, the Alma Mater Society, embodies the
ideal of participation in a guiding philosophy of "student activism".
The concept of student activism is not new; it simply embodies the
constructive criticism of the decadent traditions of the life around us
combined with the positive participation by individuals or groups to
provide the change necessary for the improvement or alleviation of
these traditions. Your Alma Mater Society will participate in the issues
that concern you—whether it be the rising cost of higher education to
university students, open forums on the war in Vietnam, criticism of
our university structure, and academic curricula, or involvement in
community service projects and public affairs. The Alma Mater Society
is participating in the capital development of our University campus
through its contribution to athletic buildings, student residences and
the new social and cultural heart of the campus, the Student Union
Building. The Alma Mater Society provides facilities and monies by
which and through which you may participate; these activities run the
gamut from extramural athletics to academic symposia and, in order to
be a success both for yourselves and the University, they need your
Participation is not only an ideal; it is the reality of success. Participate. Yours is both the opportunity and the challenge, and, yours is
the reward. Tuum Est. The number to remember . . .
252   BROCK   HALL
Phone 224-4366 or Local 2800
is the headquarters of your
We are here to help you, the students,
as well as alumni, in your university-
related activities whenever we can do
a special job. Come and see us any
time. The welcome mat is always out.
Special Senw.ee 'po* Students
at the
1/2 Block From Memorial Gym
In the Village
5754 University Blvd. 224-3202
Enthusiastic co-eds cheer on a downtown rally
supporting the Macdonald Report on B.C. higher
education in 1963.
Historical... Standing by itself on Point
Grey, the Library as it was
It began when...
The idea of a University of British Columbia might be said to have
been around as long as the province.
In the first annual report of the first provincial Superintendent of
' Education, John Jessop, it was noted "that British Columbia will soon
require a Provincial University." That was in 1872, the year after B.C.
joined the shaky Dominion of Canada. Now, in 1966, B.C. is still in
the shaky Dominion of Canada and you see about you a university that
in no sense may be termed provincial.
But it took time to build. The idea was kicked around all through
the gay 90s, and not until 1907 were Crown Lands put aside for a university, which was finally incorporated in 1908.
The Act of 1908 maintained:
". . . the university shall be non-sectarian . . .
". . . the instruction shall be free to all students in the Arts
classes . . .
". . . the women students shall have equality of privilege with men
students . . ."
By 1912, plans for four buildings on the by-now-selected Point Grey
site were well underway. In 1914, construction began on the new Science
building, now the old wing of the Chemistry building on Main Mall.
But by August, the nation was at war, and the skeletal frame of the
Point Grey campus's first building sat forlorn and unattended for eight
long years.
The new university under Dr. Frank Wesbrook, however, didn't
intend to wait for permanent buildings.
The McGill University College of B.C. had begun laying the academic
foundations in 1906. And on Thursday, Sept. 30, 1915, the ceremony of
Mass meeting in Armoury Oct. 27, 1965, to kick off the fee
fight march.
transition from McGill to UBC took place. There were 379 registered
students in attendance, and another 56 former McGill B.C. students
serving with Canadian forces—some of them in the trenches in France
—wrote to say they considered themselves present in spirit.
Classes were conducted in the Fairview Shacks, located on the Vancouver General Hospital grounds. These shacks were similar to the
post Second World War army huts still housing students in Fort and
Acadia camps, and still used for offices, labs, and some lecture theatres
around the 1966-67 campus. In short, they were shaky, uncomfortable,
virtually uninhabitable.
And by 1922, the inadequacy of the shacks was painfully obvious to
the enrollment of UBC, then nearing 1,200. Classes were being held in,
besides the shacks, tents, a church basement, and private homes.. And
the students resolved to do something about it.
The classes of '22 to '26 re-examined their new university crest, and
found on it the motto: 'Tuum Est', 'It is yours', or 'It is up to you'. And
they were the first group of UBC students to translate that motto into
direct action, the kind of action that has since inspired students of
every year, right up to the National Students' Day March last year and
this year's project... whatever is to come. For the students of 1922, like
their modern compatriots, were resolved to build a better UBC.
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The aim of the 1922 student campaign was to obtain signatures for a
petition to be presented to the provincial legislature, asking for a resumption of work on the Point Grey campus.
Door to door canvassing, work at the PNE and in downtown Vancouver, and then a burst of energy during Varsity Week Oct. 22 to 29
gathered 56,000 signatures demanding action to 'Build Varsity'.
And on Saturday, Oct. 28, 1922, the Great Trek was on. A parade
with 35 floats marched to Main to Hastings and then up Granville to
Davie. Only about 1,100 students took part, a third as many as last
October's March, but the 1,100 represented nearly the entire student
From Davie they travelled by street car to 10th and Sasamat, then
the end of the line. And then they hiked the old logging road which
was to become University Boulevard and out to the shell of what was
yet to be the Science building. In front of it, each Trekker placed a
stone to help build the Great Cairn which still stands amid much-
changed surroundings on Main Mall, a monument to direct action
taken by the student body in 1922, and forever.
The resultant publicity, as always, paid off. On Nov. 9, 1922, $1.5
million was voted by the province to continue the construction of UBC
at Point Grey. THE OLD . . .
Third VBC president
N. A. M. MacKenzie
crowns beauty queens
(left); redshirted engineers lead protest against
campus car-impounding
towtruck firm.
The tone had been set. By 1954, the third president of the University,
Norman MacKenzie could tell the Freshman class:
"No university in the world that I know of owes as much to its
students as does the University of British Columbia. This applies not
only to buildings . . . but to participation in the actual operation of the
university at a variety of levels. This, I believe, is good for the university
and good for you, for it is in the exercise of responsibility of that kind
that you gain experience and maturity and become, in a real sense,
actively interested in and supporters of the University."
For the Great Trek had been just a start. The first gymnasium for the
campus, now the Women's gymnasium, was built in 1929 after a student
campaign. Between wars, students initiated and contributed financially
to the present Brock Hall. During the Second World War, the Armoury
was built and expanded as a student project. After the war, in the 50's,
the university's human losses were commemorated in a drive to build
another needed gymnasium, the War Memorial Gym on University
Boulevard. Student monies ($300,000) were used to fully finance the
present Brock extension and link. Student monies also helped build the
last of the men's houses in the Lower Mall permanent residence complex, Sherwood Lett House, named after the first president of UBC's
student government and former Chief Justice of B.C.
In 1964, 80% of 7,000 students voted to provide its share of approximately $3,000,000 for the new $5,000,000 Student Union Building, the
initial construction of which is slated for January, 1967 with completion
and occupancy slated for the fall of 1968.
In 1962, Harvard dental college head Dr. John B. Macdonald followed
Wesbrook, Dr. Leonard Klink, and Dr. MacKenzie to become the university's fourth president. Macdonald began his tenure by conducting a
study of the future higher education needs of the province, released early
in 1963 as the Macdonald Report. When it appeared as though the provincial government might not act on Macdonald's recommendations,
the student body swung into action to 'Back Mac', to agitate and petition throughout B.C. for the founding of additional universities and
regional colleges—the process currently under way.
The aim of the 'Back Mac' campaign had been to ensure that there
was sufficient higher educational plant in the province to meet the needs
of its future citizens. And spurred on by the 1965 Canadian Union of
Student congress in Lennoxville, Que., the students of 1965 moved to
register student concern as to the availability to the poorer members of
society of the nation's, and especially the province's, institutes of higher
'Universal accessibility' became the keynote, and on the newly
declared first National Student Day, Oct. 27, some 3,500 students
marched through the rainy streets of Vancouver to proclaim 'We're concerned' about the amount of aid available for higher education and university students. Simultaneously, all four political parties adopted some
measure of the Lennoxville resolutions, though the fight to enable any
deserving Canadian to attend the university of his choice still continues.
An integral part of the university scene in the '60's is the effects of the
1964 student revolt at Berkeley campus of the University of California.
These are of special interest to UBC, in that the Berkeley rebels sought
to find some means of determining the individual's place in the huge
'knowledge machine' that large universities such as this one tend to
This problem, like the fee question, remains with us. Administration
and student charges and counter-charges will undoubtedly continue to
be hurled back and forth as each side tries to determine what, in the
long run, will be best for the institution both sides are determined to
serve, the University of B.C.
It makes for exciting times, as the university environment awakens
from a relatively somnambulent post-war period, and begins to appear
closer and closer to Saint William Blake's vision of the fiery Jerusalem,
the holy city of intellectual debate which should be the ideal of every
"Contraries," Blake maintained, "are necessary for progression." So
the debate on the future of UBC that you will
undoubtedly witness this year should be looked
upon as a sometimes painful but in the last
analysis very necessary thing.
What is to be feared most is silence, mute
acquiescence to authority; but with a student
body holding the motto of 'Tuum Est' that
could never be for long.
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John B. Macdonald
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13 Here are some significant faces.
PRESIDENT: Dr. John B. Macdonald, who is administrative
and academic head of the university. He is accessible to students by mail to his office in the
administration building on Main
Mall, and is the final answer on
major university policy. You
should write to him if you have
a major policy problem.
WOMEN: Dean of women Helen
McRae, who is friendly and
grandmotherly, counsels women
on course and personal problems and is the guardian of feminine morality at UBC. She is
readily accessible in her office,
Buchanan 456 (that big snakey
building north of the library),
and at 228-2415.
REGISTRAR: J. E. A. Parnall,
who records student marks,
courses, and financial dealings,
is busily inaccessible but nonetheless whom you should ask for
(phone 228-2844) when your registration is loused up or the computer asks you to pay your fees
twice. You'll get one of his staff
who will try to help you. They,
too, are located in the administration building.
men Walter F. Gage, also dean of
inter-faculty and student affairs
and in charge of student financial aid, is friendly and grand-
fatherly and counsels campus
men on course and personal
problems. All students visit Dean
Gage to apply for scholarships,
loans and bursaries. He is readily
accessible in his office, Buchanan
209, directly inside the Main
Mall doors, and at 228-2747.
it's worth your while to know!
Braund is your elected Alma
Mater Society president, and is
who to see in his office in south
Brock, across East Mall from the
library, phone 224-3242, local 20,
to find out what the AMS is
doing to you and for you. He
chairs student council meetings
Monday nights at 7:00 in the
council chamber, south Brock.
Hudson, elected treasurer, lives
next to Braund's office in south
Brock, phone 224-3242, local 30,
and is who to see for money for
any and all campus activities.
AMS FHtST VICE: Charlie Boy-
Ian is AMS first vice-president,
officially in charge of student
council liaison, and is who to see
when ground down to a nub by
the mill of AMS bureaucracy. He
is in south Brock, too, phone
224-3242, local 46.
Lightfoot is manager of the student building, Brock Hall, located on West Mall behind the
library. See him to book any
room on campus, reserve banner
frame space, get posters approved, get into a locked club-
room. Office in south Brock rear,
phone 224-3242 local 36.
15 Wot! More significance?
kell is AMS secretary, who helps
take minutes at council meetings,
answers all correspondence addressed to the AMS, and can
probably find the relevant document which prohibits what you
want to do. Find her in her
office, top of stairs in south
Brock, phone 224-3242, local 47.
HOUSING: Student Ray Larsen,
an AMS official in charge of off-
campus housing lists and who is
readily accessible at the AMS
office (phone 224-3242) in south
Brock, has information for students about the location, price
and facilities of rooms, houses
and suites for rent off campus.
men's residence supervisor is Len
Procter, women's residence boss
is Miss Lorna Makepeace. Both
hear your on-campus residence
problems in the Housing hut, on
Main Mall south of the education building, phone 228-2811.
UBYSSEY: John Kelsey is Ubyssey editor-in-chief, who receives
all campus news, complaints and
diatribes in his office downstairs
in north Brock, by the ladies'
washroom, phone 224-3916. He
also welcomes new staff, and
letters to the editor, with open
PARKING: Gen. Sir Ouvry Roberts, G.C.B., K.B.E., O.S.O., M.A.,
is also UBC director of ceremonies, traffic and parking czar and
commands the squad of University Patrol brownshirts who ticket, sticker and tow away all student cars violating parking laws.
Sir Ouvry's office, on Wesbrook
Crescent across the football
fields from Brock, phone 224-
4338, is where to go to reclaim
your car, pay fines and get
How you'll see it mostly—at the
receiving end of a microphone.
Student government...
17 Of Brock and blazers . . .
The Alma Mater Society of the University of B.C. is the student government to which you automatically belong. It is an incorporated
society under the B.C. Societies Act, which means it is entirely independent of the administration or faculty of the university, but under the
terms of its independence all registered students of UBC are members
in good standing of the AMS, whether they like it (and the $29 annual
dues) or not.
So the best you can make of the bargain is to ensure that your student
government is doing the things YOU want it to do. And that's easy, if
you're willing to spend a little time and energy.
It's not as easy as grousing, though. Knocking the official doings of
the AMS is as old a campus tradition as throwing engineers in the library
lily pond. It's been as perennial a conversation piece for those coffee
dates as complaining about the weather.
And about as effective, action-wise.
So, if the AMS is ever going to become a true reflection of ALL student thought—which it has been working towards through innumerable
reforms since the year one—it will require a few of YOUR hours and a
little of YOUR sweat. Student council meets every Monday night upstairs in south Brock at 7:00; any student who hasn't gone to watch the
blue-blazered set in action has missed one of the prime thrills of the University of B.C. campus. Provision is made for visitors, but the seats are
rarely filled except in the great crisis meetings which usually precede
any form of direct action. Which is a shame, because the show is always
exciting, and most often informative.
But watching council is merely a spectator sport. The huge official
AMS committee-structure always has a crying need for more bodies and
minds as they desperately try to prevent themselves becoming clique-
ish. You can get information about AMS-dom from any member of the
student executive, if you can catch them sitting snugly in their south
Brock offices or out soapboxing in front of the library. And there is a
committee to suit every taste, from managing Brock to planning the
attack on the parking fee raise. This year is Open House year, so there
is a special demand for YOU. Up, up, out of your chair, and walk
straight over to the Brock AMS office and begin. NOW.
Since you've been so good, a reward! This year's elected second vice-
president, in charge of the Society's public relations, unfortunately could
not return to campus in an official capacity this September. So YOU,
yes YOU, now have a chance to be on the AMS executive your very first
year at UBC. Interested? See Peter Braund, AMS president, south
Brock. Bring your credentials and name of your tailor. You'll be wearing a blue blazer yet.
Those who do now . . .
Each year, the AMS executive appears to Frosh and much of the
campus alike as little more than names.
Since these are the people who in day-to-day decisions administer the
Society's close-to-$l million budget, we asked one insider to prepare
short sketches of the executive to try to provide you with that much
Here's  the real  stuff  that   keeps  the  AMS
functional, and its officials happy — money.
Oh, and the joys of service, too.
more background of the men (and woman) who should be in the foreground of this year's action!
"PRESIDENT, Peter R. Braund: Although he brings the experience
of past Liberal Club president and AMS public relations officer to the
job, Peter is not just another Liberal campus bureaucrat.
"As second vice-president last year, Peter carried on the Education
Action Program which helped organize the National Student Day
march, until the program was axed by council later in the year.
"Peter is interested in New Left politics, and agrees with the attempt
to harness student enthusiasm and idealism to constructive, and, if
necessary, radical action.
"He is not afraid to step out of the Brock offices and meet the unwashed student body. As a matter of fact, he has pledged himself to do
some soapboxing next year to explain and promote his activist program."
"TREASURER, Lome Hudson: Bribery, graft, pork barrel corruption, and payoffs are not the Treasurer's official duties. Lome brings the
experience of the finance committee (where one squeezes pennies for
projects) and past president of Varsity Christian Fellowship.
"This fall, he hopes to help out such projects as the Canadian Union
of Students Indian home and also to broaden the AMS activities to include enthusiasts of all political stripes."
"FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT, Charlie Boylan: 'Put a radical voice on
council,' said vp candidate Charlie Boylan. And so said the electorate.
"The big push this year, Charlie claims, is to make student government relevant to students, and give it more power in the decision making process in the university. He intends to work for constituent power
of the student community and end In Loco Parentis. One of the main
centres of conflict, he says, is to change campus residences from institutions to self-governing communities.
"CO-ORDINATOR, Jim Lightfoot: Jim expects this year to prove
that the co-ordinator's position is more than just a joe-job.
"As well as dispensing keys for self-styled AMS wheels, making and
breaking bookings and banner space, and taking care of Brock furniture, Jim takes a keen interest in general student government activities."
"SECRETARY, Gayle Gaskell: Gayle tops her AMS career this year
as our secretary. She has been active on AMS committees and is a past
high school conference chairman."
19 Radicalism
Most of the recent student direct action projects, such as the 1963
Back Mac adventure and last year's National Student Day march, were
sparked not by the Brock boys but by radical or root-action groups of
Things could be different this year, since AMS first vice-president
Charlie Boylan campaigned on a radical ticket and won. Also, every
major AMS official running this year promised to lead civil disobedience
measures if tuition fees were hiked again. And AMS president Braund's
chief opponent, Gabor Mate, came within 700 votes of winning on a
'Screw the system' ticket. So likely this year's council has the message;
the proponents of action this year probably won't have the long uphill
push to move student council that last year's fee fight leaders—then-
AMS-first-vice Bob Cruise and then-B.C. Canadian Union of Students-
head Ed Lavalle—faced.
The radical fringe generally leans on student government and acts
outside it to combat creeping liberalism. Membership in the radical
fringe is by acquaintance.
On campus, the fringe is headquartered in the Auditorium cafeteria
and the AMS Academic Activities committee; off-campus, in the cooperative Advance Mattress Coffee House at 10th and Alma.
The radical fringe aims at a complete re-structure of the university,
and ultimately society, into a more human, open, undisciplined and
aware learning place. It opposes bureaucracies and has no internal
Hmmmmmmm I
(A radical's-eye view of language in official pronouncements):
Ad hoc—refers to a committee set up to do the things (like marching)
that students want but which student council from time to time had
been afraid to do.
Bureaucrats—students who don't protest for protest's sake or carry
placards with four-letter words or march for their nation's enemies, but
study, organize dances and socials, and grow up.
Irresponsible—a meaningless word (like democracy, freedom, and unchristian) applied liberally to things we disagree with.
Liberal—a man who endorses the progressive ideals of a generation
or two ago and wonders why he is considered reactionary today.
Status quo—undefinable to most people (since trees, as well as others,
have trouble seeing the forest), except that they are not a part of it.
Vocal minority—refers most often to those thousands of students who
happen to disagree with the status quo.
Weirdy-beardy—a liberal pejorative connoting the emotional synthesis of threatening political postures and unkempt degeneracy.
Canadian  Union of Students
The Canadian Union of Students is a Canada-wide organization
representing over 145,000 students. You are automatically a member
when you pay the AMS fee. Apart from the opportunity to participate
in a discount service, life insurance scheme and travel privileges abroad,
CUS offers the interested student a chance to participate in almost every
facet of academic life through its various sub-committees. The International Affairs committee offers you a chance to participate in international student affairs as well as in programs on the trouble spots of
the world today.
"Universal accessibility" is a term often used by the members of the
CUS education committee. If you aren't sure of its meaning and implications, or you are sure and would like to work to promote this goal,
the education committee would be more than happy to have you.
The Indian affairs committee, created last year, has begun to plan a
series of programs and seminars. One of the projects already started is
the co-operative home for Indian girls established last April to meet a
need peculiar to Vancouver.
A similar committee is that of the community social action projects.
This committee was only in the planning stages last year and thus offers
a wide range of opportunity for development.
There are also several other areas in the CUS Committee where
willing interested students are wanted and needed.
If you wish to find out in more detail what is entailed in working with
CUS you have three possibilities: You can come to Brock extension 258,
across from the College Shop, any noon hour during the week, you can
phone 224-3242 and ask for the CUS office; or you can call the chairman
Daphne Kelgard at 263-7819.
Student Union Building
The AMS' major project, the new $5 million Student Union Building,
has been called the most dynamic project ever undertaken by any student government in Canada.
SUB is intended to be the social and cultural heart of the campus,
available to students, faculty, alumni and the community. Facilities include food service areas for 1,200 people, a bank, 450-seat auditorium,
music and reading lounges, art gallery, committee and club rooms, TV
lounges, barber shop, bowling and billiards areas, outing headquarters,
ballroom, and student government offices.
After its initial approval by students over the years 1960-1964, the
SUB project has progressed to a lease agreement with the university
administration in July, 1966. Working drawings are to be completed
by mid-October, 1966, with construction to begin January, 1967. The
SUB will be built on the present stadium site, East Mall and University Boulevard.
21 The University
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The best way to do well in your first year at UBC is to spend a year
here learning your way around before taking any classes. Since this is
impractical, this little chunk of Tuum Est is designed to teach you the
same things in a much shorter time, albeit not nearly as well.
By reading it you will find out all you need to know about the campus
in general.
In this booklet, you have a map of the campus, pp. 24-25. This map is
vital. It shows you everything you will have to find in the next four years,
so start learning. When you have a moment, take the list that tells you
where your classes are, and find the appropriate buildings. Find the
shortest way to get between your various classes. Since the classes are
seven minutes apart, and some buildings are half a mile apart, you'll
have to know the shortest way.
Also on the map you will find the parking lots. They are all inconvenient, and there is nothing that you can do about it. But you can get
the best possible lot.
'A' LOT .. . Engineering, education, arts, commerce, music, geology.
'B' LOT . . . Agriculture, forestry, some engineering.
'C LOT .. . Science, arts, medicine, education, if 'A' lot is full.
Parking stickers cost $5, except when they cost $10, or $15 if you're a
member of the Board of Governors. And you have to have a sticker.
The administration says no student need pay $10, but at the same time
it has raised the fee to $10 if you want to park in the 'preferred' lots—
that is, in Brock, Fraser River lot, and in the North end of 'A' or 'C
lots—that is, in any lot reasonably close to the campus.
You buy your parking sticker from the Traffic Office on Wesbrook
Crescent, east across a big field from Brock, or from any one of the little
kiosks scattered around the parking lots during registration week. But
if you are a member of a car pool, or intend to form one, take note:
If you drive away as soon as the man puts the sticker on, you can peel
it off while it's still wet. You then put it on a piece of Saran-Wrap you
have waiting. You then trim the Saran-Wrap around the sticker so it
doesn't overlap (you put the sticker face down on the Saran-Wrap). You
now have a sticker you can put on your windscreen and take off at will.
Handy not only for car pools (only one sticker for five cars) but also
for parking in Visitors' lots when you come to a dance and it's raining.
But be careful, because if the University Patrol notices the Saran-
Wrap they'll confiscate the sticker. Neatness pays.
If you live on campus you obtain a permit for your car from the
housing authorities.
Where are you?
The bookstore, on Main Mall across from the Chemistry building, is
run by the university administration. It charges outrageous prices, and
Striding past huts behind
Brock occupied by clubs, AMS
co-ordinator Jim Lightfoot
visits a vital part of the VBC
campus, caught here by arty
Tuum Est photographer.
its account books are closed to students, so nobody knows whether its
prices are high because it is losing money or making money. Directly
behind the bookstore is the Post Office (friendly) and directly under it
is the campus Lost and Found.
Now. Do not purchase books at the temporary September bookstore
facilities set up in the Field House, as you have been instructed to do.
Wait until your prof, assigns your books, as some profs, assign books
that are not on the Field House lists, and it will be just your luck to get
one of these.
While you are waiting for your prof, to make up his mind, take a look
at the notice boards around the campus for second-hand book ads. If you
see someone advertising books for a course you are taking, try a phone
call. But don't buy before the lists are given by your prof., as the books
change from year to year.
If you can't find used books, try Duthie's, especially for English course
novels, etc. Their prices are cheaper. If you can get to Seattle, prices
are really cheap there.
If you can't do it any other way, you'll have to go to the bookstore
In the bookstore, you will see little price-tags marked 'UBC. Under
these tags you will find the real price of the books. For instance, if the
tag says $1.85 the real price is probably $1.25. Peel the tag off. Then peel
a tag off a cheaper book (say $1.40) and put it on the book you want.
You have now saved the price of a hamburger. Do this often enough,
and you can save a week's food money.
Speaking of food, let's. The following is a quick run down of where
to get ptomaine in a hurry.
PONDEROSA: corner of West Mall and University Boulevard; the
only restaurant open (other than the Bus Stop Cafe, on Main Mall across
from the chemistry building) after 5 p.m. The food is terrible.
BROCK: Sticky buns are all right, but everything else is rotten. Even
the Coke is bad—AMS-run vending machines give two ounces more.
South Brock cafeteria is the Greek end, for fraternity and sorority types.
Some AMS wheels eat there, too. North Brock is for the people.
THE CAF.: Located under the auditorium, on Memorial Road halfway between Main and West Malls. The hamburgers are a bit better
here because they put onions on to disguise the horsemeat they use, but
everything else is just as bad. This is the artsy-craftsy hangout.
CNIB: In the Education building basement, University Boulevard
and Main Mall. Great hamburgers and always crowded with education
OFF-CAMPUS: Higher-priced eateries are located in the Village and
along 10th. You'll find one to your liking.
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A good building is Wesbrook Hospital, corner of University Boulevard and East Mall. The health services are located there, and so are
doctors, nurses, pills of All Kinds and it's all free if you're a bona fide
student. It's a good deal. Go up there some sunny afternoon, and check
on what they have to offer.
Administration building is on Memorial Road and Main Mall. You'll
know your way around there soon as a place to pay your money and
take your chance. And walking west along Memorial Road, you pass
the Armoury (exam- and dance-land) on your right, and then:
Counselling may be a bit of a farce, but the student placement office
in the same redecorated huts at the corner of West Mall and Memorial
are a Very Good Deal, if you want to find a job to help pay the outrageous fees this university charges. Like a job in the library, or doing
dishes in the dorms. You can even find copies of old exams down there.
Friendly bunch.
Speaking of friendly, if you have problems financial or otherwise, see
Dean Walter H. Gage up in Buchanan 209 at Memorial and Main Mall.
He'll help you get a loan from the government, and he's the dean of men,
so if you get a girl in trouble (you didn't see HEALTH SERVICES,
above!), see him. If you are female, and you get a man in trouble, see the
dean of women, Helen McCrae, Bu. 456. Then call Wesbrook's emergency number, 228-2525, the University fire department's emergency
number, 228-2244, and the RCMP, 224-1911. Somebody at one of these
will be able to explain it to you.
Use the library. You need it. Unfortunately, however, the library is
a damn frustrating place. You can never find what you want when you
want it. Someone always has the book you want. To alleviate this, you
will discover a few tricks.
First, make a list from the catalogue of all the books that you could
possibly use. Check all around the shelves where the book you are looking for is supposed to be. It might be a shelf or two out of place. If you
still can't find it, go to the circulation department, on the right of the
main door. At the desk you will find a personable young lady. Her name
is Judy, Chris, Cathy (she's married) or any one of a dozen others. If
you don't get satisfaction, ask for Bob Harris.
Lower classmen can get into the stacks after 6 a.m. weekdays, or
1 p.m. on Saturdays. This is vital, since the stacks have many many books
that are not found in the College Library. On the other hand, the College has more copies, so you have a better chance of getting what you
want. The girl to see in the College library is named Peralee, which is
more original than Judy, Chris, etc.
There are other libraries around, but you won't need them, unless
you're in Education, and they'll tell you all about that one. Libraries
open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. and are open on Saturday until
6, so there's lots of time.
Yes, Martha! Everybody has
parking problems at VBC.
Misce llaneous-ville
At the corner of West Mall and Marine Drive, this is where Canadian
students can meet foreign students in a global home-away-from-home
It has films, coffee, speakers, club meetings, and cultural exchange
programs for those of a foreign bent. French is spoken every Friday, but
despite this, every student is welcome to drop down and sign up.
The Grad Student Centre is on Crescent Road between Main and
West Malls, right beside the Faculty Club which is right beside the flagpole-lookout, 26th highest in the world.
The centre is a student union building exclusively for grad studs with
some of the best eating facilities on campus, relaxing and reading
lounges and committee rooms.
On top of the GSC lives timber-baron Leon Koerner whose appreciated donation provided for its construction. His view of the Pacific
is uninterrupted by the high-rise, low-cost student housing which does
not replace the shoddy huts of Fort Camp.
Lockers: you can get them in various buildings to store sweaty clothes
and stale lunches. Look for signs in various buildings, as procedures
vary around the campus.
Hurry up and wait, the adage
you'U come to respect, is
underway here in one of the
interminable administration
building line-ups.
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Student life ...
31 The life spiritual
Being mainly a Christian university, UBC hath many spiritual guid-
ers. With one exception, the major churches of Canada are represented
on campus by people who are qualified to give absolution, counsel, last
rites, or what have you.
The exception is the Anglican church, who had not appointed a new
chaplain for the coming year when Tuum Est went to press. Last year's
chaplain was the popular Rev. Alan Jackson, who was more or less
bounced for those qualities—such as extreme approachability, due in
part to the questing nature of his personal ministry—which made him
so vital a part of UBC. But he was more Christian, perhaps, than Anglican, so this year Anglicans presumably must go to off-campus churches
for guidance.
Baptist—The Rev. William Wilburn, acting dean of Carey Hall,
office: Carey Hall, UBC, 5920 Iona, 224-6939;
Jewish—Rabbi Wilfred Solomon, home: 4837 Cambie St., 874-8049,
office: Hillel House, UBC, 224-4748;
Lutheran—The Rev. Herbert Fox (Lutheran Church—Canada),
home: 4041 W. 12th Ave., 228-8166; The Rev. C. Robert Pearson
(Canadian Lutheran Council), home: 2026 Wesbrook Crescent, 224-
3328; offices: Lutheran Campus Centre, University and Wesbrook;
Pentecostal—The Rev. Bernice Gerard, home: 5611 Heather St.,
266-9275, contact: Brock Hall, Rm. 350, UBC, 228-3144;
Presbyterian—The Rev. John A. Ross, home: 1962 Acadia Rd.,
224-5742. office: St. Andrew's Hall, UBC, 6040 Iona, 224-7720;,
Roman Catholic—Fr. David Bauer, Fr. Neil Kelly, office: St. Mark's
College, UBC, 5960 Chancellor, 224-3311;
United—The Rev. M. John V. Shaver, home: 4073 W. 19th Ave., 224-
6825, office: Brock Hall/Rm. 350, UBC, 228-3144.
The Rev. J. Alan Jackson, Anglican
Church of Canada—scratched.
The life temporal
Classes are here for you, believe it or not. The failure rate is directly
proportional to classes attended, so go to them. You'll still have time
for other things.
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Stunts have long been an integral part of
student life. Here Tuum Est Backbone Ian
Cameron recovers from being tied in his
pyjamas onto Lions Gate Bridge, back in the
days when he edited the Arts newsletter.
Classes are of two types . . . lecture and discussion. If you have a
large class, lectures are the order of the day, and no one will thank you
for taking a whole period arguing about the whichness of what with
the prof. If the class is smaller (under 70 students) it's up to the prof.
In all cases, ask questions. If you are really dense, and the answer is
going to take a lot of time ("Sir, who was Milton?") go up and ask the
prof, after the class is over. Ask him out for coffee. He's probably a good
guy anyway. He will also give you an appointment, if you ask.
As far as notes go, keep them as brief as possible. You will be more
likely to study them that way. Point form is a good idea. Don't bother
with loose paper. Instead, get a UBC note book for each class and write
notes during class on the left side only. Then you can put study notes
(from books in the library) on the right hand side of the corresponding
lecture notes. This makes final studying much easier.
By the by, get a copy of an approved essay format book. Ask your prof,
for the name of a good one.
UBC has a lot of rain. You will have to take this into account. If you
buy an umbrella, get a cheap one, as it will be stolen for sure.
Girls, stay away from high heels; they're impractical for classes. Patterned nylons are out. White, red, and green nylons are also out. Slacks
are okay for class, especially in cold weather. The tighter they fit, the
higher your marks.
Boots are a good idea, as the sidewalks out here are a joke in the rain.
Men can wear anything; ties are NOT required; casual and free-wheeling stuff is the order of the day.
Dances are advertised as semi-formal, etc., so you know what's happening. For mixers, like the Frosh mixers, class-room casual is fine.
Grunting and groaning
sciencemen haul their chariot
round the stadium track in the
annual Tea-cup football game
(Home Economics vs.
Nursing) half-time
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UBC is unique among B.C. universities in permitting 15 fraternities
and nine sororities to operate in association with the Point Grey campus.
Fraternities and sororities are social clubs or organizations with membership by invitation only, and for this reason have been banned at
Victoria College, Simon Fraser Academy, etc. Detractors of the Greeks
(so called after the Greek-letter names of their organizations) call them
"crumbs bound together by their own dough".
Frat brothers, however, claim to be bound together by mutual interests, common allegiance to fraternity ideals, and the lifelong friendships
made within the fraternities. Each fraternity has a house, where members may live and/or party—'Frat Row' extends along Wesbrook Crescent between University Boulevard and Agronomy Road.
Sororities are the female form of fraternities, but without individual
houses. They have a meeting place, Panhellenic House, behind International House at Marine Drive and West Mall.
To join a fraternity or sorority, you must have completed 15 units at
a recognized university or college. For sororities, 12 units with a 60 per
cent average is acceptable.
You can join by "rushing", between Sept. 26 and Oct. 7. "Rushing"
involves meeting your potential fraternity brothers or sorority sisters at
"functions" (read parties) where everybody nervously sizes each other
To participate, a student must register in the AMS office between
Sept. 12 and 23. Rushing places you under no cost or obligation.
There is an Inter-Fraternity Council office in Brock extension 158, if
you want more information. Prospective rushees for sororities should
meet in Chemistry 250 on Sept. 22 at 12:30.
As you know, the building in which you registered is called the
Armoury. It is called the Armoury because it is the home of the UBC
Armed Forces. The Armed Forces provide various people with various
amounts of satisfaction. The Armed Forces are in a state of ferment and
integration and things at the moment, and no one seems to know just
what is going to happen.
Students interested in joining this illustrious outfit can go to the
Armoury and talk to the people there and get a warm welcome, provided you are not a Communist, or flunking, or wear glasses, or etc.
Gay fraternity Ufe goes
on in the basement of
the Psi V house, left.
And for the rest of
the campus, there's the
usual weather . . .
WW v ^ Brock life
All AMS organizations have their homes in Brock Hall, East Mall and
Memorial Road. If an activity is organized by the students, the organizers will live in Brock. Included in the buildings and its environs are:
AMS: The offices are in south Brock, and are open from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. weekdays. The offices of the AMS executive are also here.
Mildred Brock Lounge: The cat house. For ladies only, a place to plan
the attack on civilization.
College Shop: In Brock extension. Sells stationery supplies, lab coats,
UBC jackets, sports jackets, men's shirts, ties and other vitals such as
funny cards, class pins, and beer mugs. Open 8:30 to 2:30 weekdays.
Barber shop: In extension. Run by jovial Peter Van Dyke. Good.
Brock lounge: Main hall area, good place to goof-off if there is no
event scheduled at the time you wish to waste. Raucous screech of Radio
Society will lull you to oblivion on one of the hard and inflammable
Brock sofas.
Brock link: not missing, this joins the Brock extension (mostly club
offices) to the original hall. Good sleeping place (see Brock lounge) and
also sometimes features art displays.
Games room: mostly pool tables, located in Brock extension.
Brock is the centre for much of the club activity on campus. There
are well over 100 clubs, ranging from ones for Stamping Out Moths
Methodically (SOMM Soc) to the more arty Young Bourgeois Artists
and Authors Association (YB4A).
As well as in various Brock clubrooms and meeting rooms, big lecture theatres around campus are used for club meetings. Watch the
'Tween Classes section in The Ubyssey for announcements of the first
general meeting of any club you want to join, or sign up on Club's Day.
This annual madhouse is held early in the Fall in the Armoury, where
various impoverished clubs try to snag reluctant but affluent students
into adopting their particular brand of fun. Even if you never decide
to join a club, don't miss the noon hour Club's Day displays and booths.
It's the closest thing to the PNE the campus has to offer.
Watch for this guy
(left) on campus! He'll
take everything you
own, including your
name. Gent on right
will also take your
name. He's Mike Coleman, Vniversity Clubs
Committee head, and
he'll make sure any
club you're interested
in hears about you.
Oh, and remember, noon at UBC means 12:30. The noon hour break
is extended Thursdays for an additional hour to allow more time for
club activities and special events.
And if you don't see a club to your liking, you can always start one
yourself. Mike Coleman, University Clubs Committee chairman, has
handy-dandy fill-in-the-blank club constitution forms for automatic
Forming new clubs is so painless, cheerful Mike even formed a club,
the Demosthenes Society, to give away citations to his friends. All you
need is 10 members, Mike's approval, and you're up there in AMS
treasurer Lome Hudson's office eligible for a $50 'stationery' grant.
Mike is waiting for you in Brock extension 259. He points out that
fees for most clubs are nominal, and that club life is an integral part of
your university experience. Which means join a club, dammit. And see
Mike if you want more information on:
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African Students' association
Alpha Omega (Ukrainian)
American soc. of Mechanical
A.I.E.S.E.C. (economics and
Archaeology club
Community and Regional
Bridge and Chess club
Chinese Varsity
Circle K. club (Kiwanis)
Demographic society
East Asia society
Engineering Institute
Fencing club
Folk Song society
India Students' association
Mamooks (posters)
Musical society
Nuclear Disarmament club
Photographic society
Physics society
Alliance Francaise
Amateur Radio society
A.I. Chemical Engineers
Aqua society
Childhood Education
Badminton club
Campus Cavaliers (square
Choral society
Dance club
Demosthenes society
El Circulo (Spanish)
Engineering Physics
Film society
German club
Jazz society
Math club
Nisei Varsity
Parliamentary council
Phrateres (non-Greek sorority)
Pre-dental society
Pre-librarianship society
Pre-social work society
Rhythm and Blues society
Ramblers athletic association
Slavonic Circle
Sports Car club
Stamp Out Moths Methodically
Student Committee on Cuban
Student Liberal club
Student Conservative club
Student Volunteer Service
(community aid)
U.N. club
Young Bourgeois Authors' and
Artists' association
Pre-medical society
Psychology club
Religious clubs (any religion)
Rod and Gun club
Socialist club
Squash club
Student Committee to end war in
Viet Nam
Student Communist club
Student N.D.P. club
Student Social Credit club
UBC Radio society
Varsity Outdoor club
37 Publications life
The Ubyssey is the best newspaper in B.C. It magically appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 26 campus points in time to read during
10:30 classes. It is completely, absolutely, irrevocably student controlled.
You pay for it through your AMS fees, about $1 per year.
The Ubyssey prints everything that matters on campus—and then
editorializes on it, comments on it, finds out what officialdom thinks of
it, and prints all that, too. It is usually charged with irresponsibility by
those it attacks. This is because The Ubyssey is irreverent—it considers
nothing sacred—an unpopular attitude among sacred people.
The Ubyssey editor is king of the pubster domain in north Brock
basement (down by the ladies' can). He is bearded John Kelsey. He has
a staff of about 50, including 16 senior editors. Mostly, the staff staggers
back from last year, but everybody is welcome to come on in. Anybody
can work for The Ubyssey—writing, taking pictures, doing layout, reading proof, and ordering printers about.
Each spring, next year's editor is appointed by student council officially, though actually he is selected by the previous year's editorial
staff. The editor then selects his own staff.
The Ubyssey is a member of Canadian University Press, a national
news service composed of all college papers in Canada.
It currently holds the Southam trophy, for a record-breaking fifth
consecutive year, awarded to the best college paper in Canada. It also
holds the Bracken trophy for superb editorial writing.
Among Ubyssey alumni are Eric Nicol, Pierre Berton (gasp), Stuart
Keate, Hymie Koshevoy, Les Bewley and Jack Wasserman. The list is
The Ubyssey includes weekly opinion magazine Page Friday, weekly
feature magazine Focus and daily 'Tween Classes notices placed by students about coming campus events.
Read it. Everyone else does.
Bird Calls is the hustler's handbook. It contains, alphabetically, all
students' names with phone number, city address, home address, and
registration number.
It is lifted from registration computer cards by humorless IBM 7040,
and printed on pulp to look like a real B.C. Tel. thing—including yellow pages. Bird Calls costs 75 cents, appears in October, is for sale by
cute little Phrateres women in Brock and by the bookstore.
Faculty annuals are published by some faculties—engineers, forestry,
nurses, science—to replace the now-defunct Totem yearbook. Ask your
Government by referendum is
another aspect of VBC student
life. Fence bears testimony of
med students' campaign for
AMS fee reduction.
undergraduate society executive if you've got one, who edits it, and if
you can work on it, or buy it.
And life!
CUSO is not a swear word. It is the Canadian University Service
Overseas, Canada's answer to the Peace Corps (which it predated) and
the Canadian students' answer to Prime Minister Lester Pearson's Rum-
pany of Kool Kanadians, or whatever it is this week (which it also predated).
CUSO sends Canadian grads to underprivileged countries. If you
are interested in serving your world, contact the CUSO student head,
Peter Ramsay, through the AMS office. It is a worthwhile deal.
The Alumni Association, with offices in the Brock extension, is the
organization which is designed to gouge loot out of those who have
already passed on, for the benefit of those of us failing here now. They
publish an Alumni Chronicle which supports Chancellor candidates.
They are very efficient, so it is only a very careful graduate who escapes
their detection teams on graduation. Be warned. They are also helpful
to undergrads, and invite you to drop in at any time.
World University Service is a faculty-student committee (really!) promoting understanding and development in the international university community. They administer exchange scholarships to Germany,
Japan, Yugoslavia, Spain and Russia.
Be vigilant, for WUS types are apt to swipe your textbooks and ship
them off to universities in Ghana or India. An intensive education program on university problems in developing nations will be capped by
a "Dollar a Scholar" SHARE campaign to raise a stake for the University
of Ceylon.
Keeners, organizers, typists and (shudder) Frosh can drop into the
WUS office (and into harness), Brock extension 257 anytime.
Vncovering skeletons in the
AMS closet is all part of the
day's work for the valiant
Vbyssey staff as Pat Hrushowy,
the reporter with the impossible name, discovers. Pat says
drop down to The Vbyssey even
if you're not keen on skeletons.
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There's a lot you can do to a hut room to make it look like
a hut room that's had a lot done to it. Acadia camp, 1966.
41 Live it up!
Fort and Acadia camps are the older student residences. They consist
of old army huts brought in after the war by the then-Housing-head,
now-SFA-chancellor Gordon Shrum. The huts, originally intended to
be temporary, have been converted into dorms by changing the name
'huts' to 'dorms' and adding partitions.
Sometime after Shrum, John Haar became Housing director, and
held the fort (no pun intended) against improvements in the camps.
Together with the University Administration, his Housing office conjured up a creation called "the Spirit of the Camps", which is supposed
to take the place of repairs. If you complain that your roof leaks, or
your radiator is broken, you are not living up to "the Spirit of the
Last year Haar went East, and was replaced temporarily by UBC
Extension department head Knute Buttedahl. But the administration
happened to notice conditions under Buttedahl were improving
slightly. Buttedahl was quickly shifted to work on UBC's extension
project of building a library in North India.
Buttedahl was replaced by an academician and editor of the president's reports, who has assumed the now-titular top post while the work
goes on under a trinity of Leslie Rohringer, housing administrator; Len
Procter, men's residence supervisor, and Lorna Makepeace, women's
residence supervisor. These three work in the Housing office, Hut D-3,
on Main Mall just south of the Education building. They're helpful.
Conditions in the permanent residences of Lower Mall and Totem
Park, are much better than in the huts, despite the absence of "the Spirit
of the Camps". In short, they are warm and dry in winter, and surprisingly enough have excellent morals. What's this? Shoddy conditions
aren't necessary to have a swinging residence area? My word!
Some things you should know about living in residences: first, the
food is terrible. What's more, there is never enough to eat. So be prepared. Hot plates and coffee makers are against the rules, but most
J>eople have them anyway and the rule is never enforced. The same goes
or alcohol, which is forbidden, but which everybody drinks and nobody
gets caught except those who like to get a lot of attention by being
blatantly drunk. If you live in Fort or Acadia, buy a set of earplugs,
first-off. The walls are paper-thin, and it's the only way to shut out the
noise enough to study.
You are forbidden to entertain members of the opposite sex in your
room, except during the rare open houses—rules for these will be
posted. Some people manage to circumvent this rule, too, but be careful. Women under 21 are allotted a number of late leaves. They have to
sign out and in on a sheet of paper provided. If you don't sign in, the
Don will be after you the next day. So if you aren't coming in, don't
sign out.
There are many advantages to living in the dorms. One of the greatest is that you are on campus 24 hours a day; you become much more a
part of the university around and travel time is eliminated. If you're
an active type, it's much easier to belong to things, too, and you can
see your don (if you're female) for extra late leaves, and later leaves
if the things you belong to require it. Hoo-hah!
Statues  which still stand on Buchanan building  and
Lassarre budding plazas, spoofed in engineerings^
September, 1963.
43 Munch-munch
On this campus, culture is that which is practised by weirdy-beardies
all the time and by everyone else at lunch time.
It happens in:
The Fine Arts Gallery, in the library basement underneath the humanities reading room. Curator Alvin Balkind, a friendly, sneering
man with a grey suit and glasses, brings regular, continuous exhibits of
contemporary and historical interest. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
except Mondays.
The Frederick Lasserre Building, fine arts centre of the campus until
the abuilding N. A. M. Mackenzie fine arts centre is built, is on your left
as you stand on Main Mall beside the administration building and face
the Buchanan building.
It houses the departments of fine arts and architecture, has statues
around it, and its corridors are frequently filled with painting, photo
and architecture displays.
The Freddy Wood Theatre, immediately north of the Lasserre building, is where plays and concerts happen, if they aren't in the Auditorium or Brock Hall.
Brock Hall contains bureaucrats, clubs, and the Brock art collection
—50 years of Canadiana and other paintings. The art hangs around all
the corridors of the Brock, and features a permanently changing display in the linking corridor to Brock extension (north side of the main
In the centre of Brock is the lounge, at noon filled with concerts,
speeches, dances, and students.
The special events committee, under Brian Plummer, spends student
money to bring speakers and events nobody else bothers with. This includes, politics, dance, symphony, jazz, rock, folk, plays and arts lectures. Special events happen at least weekly in the afore-mentioned
Brock Lounge, auditorium or Freddy Wood Theatre.
All of these diverse places and people band together every February
for a festival of the contemporary arts, cheap to you, all over the campus,
plugged in The Ubyssey s weekly culture and review section, Page
Indigenous culture at UBC is the auditorium cafeteria, called the
Caf, under the auditorium. Here live the campus People, those who do
not attend many classes, but do talk a lot, write, read, act, dance, paint,
sculpt, pot, make love, live. Valuable professors come here too. The Caf
is also where one buys marijuana and LSD. Caf residents generally know
more than those who go to lectures.
Literature, always a concern of
the engineers, got the treatment by the redshirts last fall.
Athletics . . Jumping for joy, Tuum Est
assistant editor Val Zuker is
pleased with construction
progress of the new outdoor
sports stadium being built out
along the southern extension
of West Mall.
Rah! Rah! Rah!
UBC has excellent facilities for a wide variety of sports. War Memorial Gymnasium at Wesbrook Crescent and University Boulevard and its
adjacent Olympic-size swimming pool are near the centre of the campus.
Playing field space north of the gymnasium is being usurped gradually
by parking lots and the new student union building, and many outdoor
sports are shifting their activities to the extreme south end of the
campus, where a new outdoor sports stadium is taking shape to be ready
by the fall of 1967.
The stadium will seat 3,000 for football, rugby, soccer, and track and
field events. Not far away the Winter Sports Centre already houses
hockey and curling, and acres of newly-developed playing fields await
cleats of extramural and intramural players.
Varsity teams are called Thunderbirds, junior varsity teams are
designated Braves, Chiefs and Tomahawks, according to the level at
which they compete. University teams play Canadian and American college teams, and local amateur aggregations, depending on the sport.
For $5 any student can buy an "A" (for Athletics) card. Then all he
has to do is wave it in front of ticket-takers at any UBC sports event and
he and his date are admitted free. A-cards will be shoved at you in the
registration lineup. The large fellows doing the shoving will be athletes.
Or, you can check at the War Memorial Gym office.
Men's athletics
A fledgling sports reporter once wrote in The Ubyssey: "Hope springs
eternal behind Frank Gnup's cigar." You'll have to be here a while to
appreciate fully the mixing of metaphors, but some of you may have
gathered already that sports at UBC are not what they could be.
Frank Gnup has been the varsity football coach here for 13 seasons,
and has lots of practice hoping. He is not unique among UBC coaches.
For there are no scholarships or grants for athletics at UBC, as there
are at Simon Fraser and innumerable American universities and colleges. Some like it this way, some don't—but it's the first fact of sporting
life on this campus.
Athletes who represent UBC in its 19 officially-sanctioned sports are
doing it because they like it, not because they are making more than
they could for turning professional. Last year's Tuum Est listed 27 extramural sports, but budget requirements have taken eight of these off the
allotment schedule. Most of them will be able to continue competing on
a limited basis because strong club organizations like the Judo Club
and Cycling Club always provided most of the athletes for them, anyway.
UBC teams will compete in the Western Canada Intercollegiate Athletic Association—WCIAA—during the academic years 1966-67 and
1967-68. After that, it's anyone's guess, because WCIAA participation
helps some UBC teams and hurts others. Hockey thrives north of the
border, but football and basketball competition for UBC in western
Canada is mediocre. Teams in the latter two sports have their most interesting seasons playing independent schedules against U.S. teams.
Rugby and soccer teams are excellent regardless of league arrangements.
The present two-year agreement makes allowances for variations, as
both football and basketball schedules permit exhibition games against
classier American schools.
Anyway, coaches and players at UBC have to make do with players
and coaches at their disposal. Teams from this school of 17,000 are
demolished (sometimes) by squads from institutions with enrolments
of 1,000 or 2,000.
And soon, upstart Simon Fraser teams will be proving that a little
enticement can go a long way towards improving athletic standards.
Then, and probably slowly, UBC will bestir itself to beef up the quality of its intercollegiate sports program.
All of this should encourage high school wonders to give collegiate
athletics a try. UBC offers athletic opportunities by the hundreds. No
one knows who is going to turn out for a given team, so if you perspire
well, let the appropriate coach know you're the answer to his prayers.
Coaches can be found in War Memorial Gymnasium on University
Boulevard (adjoining the swimming pool). Coaches' offices are on the
north side of the building. And watch the Ubyssey for notices of try-
out sessions.
Even the football team will have only two weeks' head start on you
when you arrive here, and the Junior Varsity gridders (made up principally of freshmen) don't begin drills until classes start.
All men on campus are members of the Men's Athletic Association,
which is called a student governing body on athletics. A president,
secretary, three executive members, and all senior members of UBC
extramural teams are voting members. MAA is usually represented on
student council by the Physical Education Undergraduate Society president.
The Men's Athletic Committee is a president's committee of four
faculty members, two MAA members, two members of student council,
and an alumni representative. MAC makes major policy decisions on
varsity teams and athletic funds.
47 Women's athletics
Girls who still think they are athletes when they reach UBC will be
told that they are now women—but still athletes.
Women's varsity teams, "Thunderettes," competed in 17 sports in the
1965-66 academic year. Reductions in grants to some sports may reduce
this number to as low as 12.
The Women's Athletic Association (WAA) runs most of the women's
athletic program. A student-faculty body, the Women's Athletic Committee, makes major policy changes. The committee treasurer allots
WAA funds, and grants from the AMS and from a special WCIAA fund
provide expenses for trips and equipment.
WAA headquarters are in the Women's Gymnasium, the grey stucco
building across from the north wing of Brock Hall. Inquiries about
specific sports should be made here.
Recap! Rah!
Badminton, basketball, cricket, cross country, curling, football, grass
hockey, gymnastics, hockey, rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling.
Archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, curling, fencing, figure
skating, grass hockey, golf, gymnastics, judo, skiing, swimming, tennis,
track and field, volleyball.
In limbo because of an end to athletic grants are baseball, bowling,
cycling, fencing, golf, judo, squash, and weightlifting.
Within the walls of this Leviathan are many beer parlor athletes. As
usual, UBC has something to offer everyone looking for an offer. For
those who want to stay active but who can't survive on extramural
teams, UBC offers nearly three dozen intramural sports.
Men and women can compete on fraternity and sorority teams, and
many clubs field squads for noon-hour and Saturday morning league
For further information, watch The Ubyssey.
VBC defenders (in dark
jerseys) close the gates on
a Humboldt State College
(California) ball carrier
in a 1965 game.
The Winter Sports Centre is located just off the top of C-Lot.
Facilities may be reserved for skating parties, scrimmage hockey, bonspiels,
casual curling, dances and special events at nominal student rates.
Our skate shop is now open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. to provide maximum service
to our patrons. Skates may be rented or sharpened at the shop and we
also have a good supply of laces, pucks, tape, hockey sticks, curling brooms
and accessories for sale.
Our Snack Bar facilities and hours of service have been expanded to
provide you with greater service.
48 The Charmed Years
Big games   /£ ^r    and goals
Sorority dances,
First dates  |mI[} exams
New romances
<jf' Friends and hopes
^otJ^   New careers
Shared dreams and laughter
Of these years.
Hard work and hobbies
Alma Mater
To be remembered
Long thereafter.   WgJ£
Football $27.50     Dancing figure $20
"A Day to Remember" $15
Registered Nurse charm $10    Kissing couple $50
Graduate $18     Cuckoo clock $24.50
All charms are 10 and 14 kt. solid gold.
the Bay Jewellery, mainfioor


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