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TILLICUM '50 Welcome U.B.C. Class of '54
May  Success  Crown  Your  Endeavours
New and Old U.B.C. Students are cordially invited to visit our NEWLY ENLARGED
AND  MODERNIZED  STORE   where   additional   facilities   have   been
provided to meet the needs of all.
Specializing in
CORSAGES —  Artistically   Designed   and   Moderately  Priced
for  all  U.B.C.   Students
"Florists to U.B.C.  for Many Years"
Bonded  Member Florists Telegraph  Delivery Association
Flowers   Sent  Anywhere  by   Wire
4429 West 10th Ave.
"Flowers of Distinction"
ALma 0660
Welcome ♦ ♦.
Class of '54
The Bamboo Terrace takes this opportunity of welcoming you to the University
In the past we have catered to University
functions, and we invite you to dine on our
delicious Chinese and Canadian food at
your next party.
Right in the Heart of Chinatown
155 EAST PENDER STREET . . . Just West of Main Street
Phone MArine  1935 for Reservations
Costumes  Designed  and  Made
Costumes,  Tuxedos  Rented
4354 WEST  10th AVENUE
Phone: ALma 1560 Vancouver, B.C.
We    Caier    ±o    University    Students
Bev's Cafe
4565 West Tenth Avenue
ALma 3373
at the
West Point Grey: Downtown:
4444 West Tenth Avenue 301 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, B. C.
Inexpensive But Sturdy
4443 West 10th Avenue
ALma 3222
For Unusual Oriental Gifts
Ken-Sang Curios
4401 West 10th Ave. at Trimble
Tel. ALma 3504 THE   T ILLICUfn   student handbook
The Tillicum  is one of the  many services offered  to
students of UBC by their Student Publications  Board
Editor:  Art Welsh
Just off 10th Avenue—two blocks from University gates
2594 Sasamat St. ALma  1008
541 Granville Street
Phone: PA. 8040
Vancouver, B.C.
Beauty Salon & Barber Shop
Mr. and Mrs. J. Jodoin
Graduates of Paris Institute of Hair Design
Skilled Operators at Your Service
-k Featuring the Radio Wave—the Precision Permanent
Controlled by Electronics
~k Also Cold Waves ~k Machineless and Machine Permanents
Tel. AL. 0201
Vancouver 4403 W. 10th Ave.
The Thunderbird
Ladies are Welcome
4450  West  10 th Avenue
Phone: ALma  0045 FRANK J. TURNER
Good Luck
to Frosh Class
— from the —
Vublishers of
Quarterly Magazine by and About
U.B.C. Crads
Alumni U.B.C. Development Fund
(Annual giving program bringing alumni support to students)
Invitation to Students . . .
The door in the Alumni
Office (Brock Hall, North
End) is always open to
The 'phone number  (ALma
3044)  is yours to use.
Ul.TTlacKenzie j
To the Freshmen:
The University motto is "Tuum est," meaning "It is Yours." Generations
of students have, however, preferred to translate it "It's up to You." I like
both these translations and would like to suggest as my first word to you,
young men and women who are entering the University for the first time, that
it is up to you to make it yours.
You will, I think, find that a University is less a place of teaching than
a place of learning. It is, or should be, a community in which the process of
learning is a prime interest of everyone—student and faculty alike. Because
that is so, it is a community which makes considerable demands on you—if you
are to make it yours and to get the most out of it. First and foremost, do not
take a narrow or meagre view of what you need to know and do. You may
know what profession you want to pursue and you may have informed yourself about the courses of study necessary to qualify for that profession. Those
courses are the minimum requirement but it is expected and intended that you
will go on studying and qualifying throughout your practising life. You cannot obviously take all the courses that are offered no matter how much you
might benefit from them, but you can, by contact with fellow students, with
members of faculty, and from extra-curricular activities, lay down a broader
foundation for your future educational growth than you will be able to from
following too circumscribed a course of study no matter how directly it appeared to lead you to your goal.
Enter upon the business and the pleasure of learning wholeheartedly.
Your recreation no less than your studies should centre about the University
as long as you are here. The initiative is always with the person who wants
to learn. The faculty will assist and guide but the rest is up to you. The best
of luck to you all.
N. A. M. MacKENZIE. Your Connici!
The   Student  Council  governs  the
•   student affairs of UBC in the same
manner   as   a   city   or  town  council
would guide the destiny of a city.
Council hold regular meetings,
which any student is able to attend
after getting permission from the
president of the council, there are
sub-committees each with their own
chairman and the subsidiary organizations such as Undergraduate Societies committee, Literary and Scientific Executive and Tribe, the promotional group.
The Student Council and Alma
Mater Society offices are on the south
side of the Brock Memorial Building.
The officers are watched over by the
AMS Business Manager, Mr. H. B.
Maunsell. There also, are the offices
of the Graduate Manager of Athletics,
and the President and Treasurer of
the AMS.
Student Council consists of eleven
elected members plus a Public Relations Officer and the Editor in Chief
of The Publications Board.
The most important position to most
people on the council is that of the
President. 1950-51 President is John
Haar, the third married president in
as many years. John is a war veteran,
and he was the president of the Campus Canadian Legion Branch No. 72
last year. He has two daughters and
lives in Little Mountain Camp. He
originally came from Woodfibre.
Probably the second most important
position is that of Treasurer. This
year's money man is John MacKinnon, a man well versed in campus
finances. In the short time he has
been on the campus he has held the
position of Treasurer in the Commerce Undergraduate Society and the
COTC. He also was a member of the
Legion Audit Committee, the Fort
Camp canteen committee and the
Legion Finance Committee. Among
his other activities he has been a
member of the Student Liberal Club,
the Legion Pipe Band and the Newman Club. Also an army veteran he
was in the Canadian Army Intelligence Corps from 1944 to 1946 and a
ka     Political Intelligence Officer with the
British Control Commission from
1946-1948. He seems headed for the
foreign trade field after UBC.
Boss lady on Council is Noni Donaldson, a pretty graduate of Magee
High School in Vancouver. She has
a double position on the Council—
that of President of the Women's Undergraduate Society and Vice-president of Council. She is a past executive member of Phrateres. When we
asked her if there was anything interesting about her she thought for a
moment and said, "I have a three
year old baby sister."
That, of course, could be carried on
into quite a conversation. Noni's only
comment after a while was that baby
sisters, especially three year old ones,
take a lot of looking after.
To guard the peace, watch over law
and order is the job of the undergraduate societies committee. Chairman of that group is Lawyer Cyril
Joseph (Cy) McGuire. A member of
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, Cy is a
seven year veteran of the RCAF. He
is a sportsman, is well known on the
campus and interested in all campus
Another Magee graduate on Council is Charlie Flader, Sophomore
Member—commonly called water boy
or cookie boy. Highly active in High
School, Charlie came to the campus
and at once took an active interest in
Student Affairs. In second year prelaw he is a Zeta Beta Tau. When we
asked him for some interesting information about himself he looked
bewildered and said, "I once bought a
pair of pants for twenty dollars and
the whole family got mad at me."
(Ed. Note: Teh, Teh.)
Watching over men's athletics is
Brock Ostrom, well known from his
previous activity in Basketball and
intramural organization.
He admits he is not a sportsman of
the intercollegiate level as a player,
but when he was elected to Council it
was, in the mind of this writer, a sure
sign that he was thought of as a true
sportsman in other ways. He is a
Phys Ed Major and a DU.
His war service includes three and
a half years as a pilot in the RCAF
and RCN fleet air arm.
In his position of President of the
Men's   Athletic   Directorate   he   will
hold a full interest in all sport on the
When we went to Council one night
there was a great rush to see who
would carry the wire recorder up to
AMS President John Haar
was offered a fellowship at
Rice University in Texas. By
taking this position, he was
necessitated to give up his
UBC student office. The position of President will be
taken over by Vice-President
Nonie Donaldson. She will
become the first woman president of the Alma Mater Society.
the Council Room for the secretary.
I don't remember who eventually won
out but the pert little girl who caused
all this "trouble" was known to me.
Last year's Secretary of NFCUS, and
a member of Delta Gamma she was
Jo-anne Strutt. She was elected over
a full field of candidates last year.
Junior member on Council is Ivan
Ried Feltham, still another alum of
Magee. Probably one of the smarter
members of Council he was awarded
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Resident Klinck's Letter To Editor
I February 10,1931
*. gonald Grantham,
gtorJn-ChM. Tha "UbyMajr,"
Eonivemty of British Columbia.
On the occasion of your Interview with me yesterday,
tited that a special meeting of the Faculty Council
j| be held on Tuesday to consider the editorial in the
wty of Friday, February 6;th, entitled: "Criticisms
following this statement I forbade you to publish
f criticism, editorially or otherwise, of the University,
,— Faculty or the Government until the Faculty Coun-
fr B*d considei*ed the above matter and its decision had
£j» transmitted to you.
[ In defiance of this direction, you published or allowed
\j* published, in today's issue of the Ubyssey, a num-
ptf such criticisms.
Ho option is left me therefore, but to impose a penal-
_ I therefore suspend you from the University for a
mj&A of two weeks, namely from February 11th to
Ejriiry 24th inclusive.
Yours very truly,
We publish these letters to explain the attitude
taken by the Publications Board. It is obvious that we
.cannot continue publication under these conditions. We
therefore suspend all regular issues of the "Ubyssey"
until Grantham's reinstatement as a sign that we are in
support of our Editor-in-Chief.
Acting Editors.
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JtbruaryU. 1931
President Klinck's Letter To Ubyssey
February 10, 1931
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Following his suspension by the President of the
University for alleged "defiance of authority" in publishing interviews and letters criticizing the Provincial Gov
ernment's proposed policy in regard to the University,
Ronald Grantham, Editor-in-Chief of the Publications
Board, wiU carry an appeal to the Senate. A letter to
this effect was communicated to Students' Council Wednesday night and will be transmitted to the Senate by
The University Senate meets Wednesday, February
The Publications Board,
The University of British Columbia.
|Dear Sirs:
Enclosed you will find a copy of my letter addressed
to Mr. Ronald Grantham which is self-explanatory.
The matter of the editorial mentioned in the enclosed
I letter is to be considered by the Faculty Council at a later
meeting, pending the obtaining of certain Information
concerning the jurisdiction of the Students' Council over
I the Publications Board.
. I therefore submit to the Publications Board the direction I gave verbally to Mr. Grantham that the Publications Board refrain from all criticism of the University,
the Faculty or the Government, either editorially or
otherwise, until such time as the Faculty Council shall
have considered the above matter and transmitted its
(decision to you.
Yours very truly,
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Special Alma Mater Meeting, Today, Noon
puBLicflTio ns
The Publications Board of the students' of the University of B.C. was
first founded in 1916. The first publication of the group was a literary
magazine called the Ubicee, later, on
October 17, 1918, they corrupted the
name of Odessy into Ubyssey and the
first issue of the now provocative
three-time weekly newspaper was
seen   on   the   campus.    It   was   first
supposed to be a weekly but the next
issue did not appear for nearly a
Among the alumni of the Ubyssey
are Professor Earle Birney of the
UBC English department. Numerous
other faculty members have come up
through the way of Psi Upsilon Beta,
or as it is commonly known the PUB.
Dorwin Baird, assistant manager of
radio station CJOR, was once an editorial member of the Ubyssey as was
Frank Turner, Alumni Secretary manager.   One-time writers for the Ubys
sey can be found all over the world,
not only in journalism but in government, and nearly all business.
In the more than thirty years since
the first Ubyssey came off the press
there has been more papers added
until at one time the Ubyssey could
call itself The Daily Ubyssey. The
Pub also added other publications—
this handbook, the year book—Totem,
the Student directory, the Thunderbird Literary Magazine, now called
Garnet. All publications except the
Ubyssey are practically self sustaining.
The Ubyssey appears on the campus from the first week of the term
until just before exams. A four page
paper gives the student all the news
of the campus as well as interesting
features. If world conflict continues
the Ubyssey will attempt to bring
students a condensed picture of the
world news.
The Totem, this year to be one of
the most ambitious ever attempted,
will be edited by Hugh Cameron, a
commerce student. It will appear on
the campus well before exams.
The Student Directory at the present time is in a state of revision.
Nevertheless it will attempt to contain the names, addresses and phone
numbers of all students in attendance
at UBC.
This year's Tillicum, the handbook
you are reading, is the second attempt to prouce a bigger and better
handbook. This is also only the
second year that advertising has been
The literary magazine will be published possibly two or three times in
the year. Contributions are welcome
from any student.
Hi, freshettes! This year Women's
Undergraduate Society (W.U.S. to
you) thought that something new
might be added to the Tillicum to
answer some of the questions of new
women students. We have been trying to think of the things that bothered
us when we first arrived at U.B.C.
We hope the following tips will answer
similar problems for you. Our first
thoughts were about clubs.
You are automatically a member
of W.U.S. There are two other main
groups for U.B.C. girls, and these
are Phrateres, a group designed to
help you meet new friends, and
W.A.A., Women's Athletic Activities.
Either or both of these groups would
welcome you as a member, and you
can find further information on both
these and other clubs in this book.
Do try to join in some campus activity, otherwise you may be lost in
the crowd. You've probably read this
a thousand times before this, but it
can't be overemphasized. Be enthusiastic and you'll be enthusiastically received.
One of the main things for you to
remember is that it's far less embarrassing to ask questions than to make
mistakes. After all, everyone has been
through this before. So if you are in
doubt about something, go ahead and
ask for some help. This applies especially to the library, which is very
confusing at first ,and to campus eating places.
There are several places for women
to congregate. The two we think of
first are the Women's Common Room
on the second floor of the Arts Building, and the Mildred Brook Room on
the main floor of the Brock. Anyone
will be glad to direct you to either
of these places. Most of the faculties
have meeting places for their women
students, and you'll get to know these
in the course of time. Try to attend
some of the noon lectures.   Most of
the more active groups on the campus bring speakers to U.B.C, and
there are many discussion groups at
noon. The Literary and Scientific
Executive gave a particularly good
series last year on cultural arts. Take
note of some of the interesting ones
and try to be there.
We suggest that you get a student
directory if you can. It lists the name
and address of everyone in the student body. Keep up to date on campus news by reading the Ubyssey. And
note the post office right near the
Brock Store.
What should you wear? Let's face
it, most girls don't feel at ease if they
aren't correctly dressed. Here is an
outline of the things you should wear
at lectures and at some of the more
prominent U.B.C. functions. Around
the campus most girls wear sweaters
and skirts or very casual dresses, so
don't worry about looking like an
American fashion plate. We've heard
that it's the smile that counts. The
campus uniform is a raincoat. We
hope you'll attend the football and
rugger games (and by the way, the
smart girl will get an athletic privilege pass to get student prices for all
sports). Wear something warm to
outdoor games. Nothing is more
boring than spending two hours in
the stands listening to someone complain of the cold. Basketball games
are usually followed by an informal
dance, so wear a suit or a wool dress
to the game. Wear a dressy dress to
the Frosh Reception, but don't overdress. One more word to the wise:
the floor of the Armouries is terribly
hard on shoes.
Don't wear your precious new
suedes to the Frosh Reception if you
want them to keep their fresh look.
Even if your escort doesn't step on
your feet, someone else might, so
don't say we didn't warn you!
Every year W.U.S. arranges that
you have a "Big Sister" to show you
around the campus and to take you
to some of the Frosh activities, including the W.U.S. functions, especially the Big and Little Sister Banquet.
If your big sister doesn't phone you,
get in touch with us and we'll try to
fix it up. We'll be glad to help you
if we can. And remember that our
activities extend beyond the first of
the year, so watch for notices of other
W.U.S. doings. We of the W.U.S. Executive hope you'll have a wonderful
Theta Chapter of Phraters International extends a very friendly welcome to all the girls who wish to
join in our activities. We have a
membership of 400 girls and our activities are varied to suit every
taste. We have functions for the
whole membership such as our Fall
and Spring Formats and our camp
during the first ten days in May.
We have 15 sub-charters which
meet twice a month and plan their
own activities. These activities include social and athletic events. The
sub-chapters plan these events either
on their own of with a few other
meet twice a month and plan, their
chapters. Points are given for all activities and we award two cups in
the Spring, one for social activities
and one for athletics.
Our main purpose, however, is to
help the girls who are new on the
campus. We want them to feel at
home by meeting others and joining
in our activities. They meet the women faculty members for each subchapter has a sponsor. The friendship extended by our old members,
both students and faculty, is expressed in our motto, "Famous for
Friendliness." We would like to number you amongst these members so
watch for our meetings and join in
our fun.
The Undergraduate Societies Committee latest addition to the system
of student government is designed
primarily to assist and co-ordinate
the activities of the various undergraduate societies, and to represent
them on Student Council. In addition,
USC has the job of maintaining discipline on the campus, through the
judicary and discipline committees;
USC also organizes all campus charity campaigns.
Through the members elected by
his undergraduate society to USC,
each student is represented, first on
USC and second on Council through
the USC chairman who holds a voting seat on the main student governing body.
This year, USC has a very full program. The austerity plan now in effect on the campus will cause much
more student activity to be undertaken with the sponsorship of undergraduate societies than has been seen
in the past. Most undergraduate societies are receiving aid from USC
in the reorganizing play designed to
handle the extra load.
The purpose of the N.F.C.U.S. (National Federation of Canadian University Students) Committee is to
handle N.F.C.U.S. business on
U.B.C.'s campus. N.F.C.U.S. includes
the twenty-one Canadian universities
with a membership of over 60,000
students, and aims to foster national
unity through exchanges between
Canada's universities, travel tours, a
university radio federation, national
debating competitions and drama festivals, etc. Because it is the only
strong body representing Canadian
university students, it can negotiate
for reduced student air and rail
travel rates', and increased summer
employment openings.
j Anyone interested in furthering
N.F.C.U.S. work may do so by contacting the committee at the N.F-
C.U.S. office in Hut B2. It is a definite challenge to any student, and the
benefits derived from this work are
very beneficial and educational.
13 Your help
is needed
to produce
The Ubyssey
The Totem
have fun-filled hours
The Student
North Brock Basement
The ISC was formed two and a half
years ago by two enthusiastic young
students, one, an East Indian girl from
South Africa and the other, an English girl. The idea of the club is to
form a social background to enable
all students, especially those from outside Canada, to get to know one another. This year, the club offers a
program of friendly social evenings
in city homes, using various national
themes for refreshments and entertainment, Sunday get-togethers over
tea, tours of local industrial sites,
businesses, etc., and a grand masquerade ball. Early acquaintances will be
made at our International Tea on Friday, Sept. 29. Everyone is most welcome to attend.
The practical objective of the ISC
concerns International House, a campus residence for Canadian and foreign students, for the early establishment of which a committee has been
set up under the club president.
The purpose of the University Symphony Orchestra is to provide an opportunity for instrumentalists to meet
on an artistic and also a social basis.
During the university year, four noon-
hour concerts, one evening concert
and one party are held. The weekly
rehearsals are held in the Auditorium
on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. The fee
is $1.00.
The University Students Co-operative Association offers residence with
a homely atmosphere to out-of-town
students. An executive elected from
the members, manages the general
business. Members share the housework, each doing one chore which
does not take more than one-half hour
daily. Excellent dinners are served
by a house mother. The cost of
board and laundry should not exceed
thirty dollars per month.
Members adopt suitable rules regarding disturbances during study
hours. Assistance whenever needed,
can readily be obtained from other
The Library
With the opening of its new North Wing in October, 1948, the Library
building became twice its former size. There is a large map of the Library in
the lobby just inside the main entrance on the first floor.
FIVE DESKS in the library offer different types of service:
The LOAN DESK (2nd floor upstairway from main entrance).
When you know the author, title and call number of the book you
need, write this information on a call slip and hand it in at the Loan
Desk. If the book is in the stacks, it will be brought to you, otherwise you will be told where it is or when it is due to be returned.
The stacks are closed to the general student body but access can be
had by graduates, honours students, and senior pass students. Most
books in the stacks may be borrowed for week.
The REFERENCE DESK (Ridington Room—2nd floor, North Wing).
When you need help in using the card catalogue or periodical
indexes, or in gathering material, ask at the Reference Desk. The
Ridington Room contains reference tools such as encyclopaedias,
dictionaries, and periodical indexes and also useful materials such
as pamphlets and government documents which are often not listed
in the card catalogue.
The RESERVE DESK (Reserve Book Room—1st floor, North Wing).
Behind this desk are books which are recommended reading for
a particular course. Students go in through the turnstile to choose
their books from the shelves. Reserve books usually are lent for
two hours or overnight.
The PERIODICAL DESK (Periodical room—up the stairway to the
right of the Loan Desk).
The unbound issues (that is, the last year or so) of more than a
thousand magazines are kept in the Periodical Room, and may be
borrowed at the desk there for use in the room.
The FINE ARTS DESK (Fine Arts Room—1st floor).
Books and magazines on such subjects as Music, Painting, Architecture, and House Decoration are kept in the Fine Arts Room.
Some books are for use in the room—others may be borrowed for a
week.   The picture file in this room is often useful to students in
the education course.
CARD CATALOGUE is in the passage on the 2nd floor between the Loan
Desk and the Ridington Room. The cards make up an alphabetical list of the
books which the Library contains, showing the call numbers. Books are listed
by author, title and subjects. For example, "Focus on Africa" by Richard Light
is listed in the A's under Africa, in the F's under Focus and in the L's under
RENTAL COLLECTION is made up of recent popular books for recreational reading. The charge is 3 cents a day. This collection may be seen at
the Loan Desk.
GRAMOPHONE RECORDS may be borrowed from the Extension Library.
This is approached from outside, through a door at the South end of the
building, near the Campus Cupboard.
Your identification card is your library card. Service is more rapid
if you have it ready when you sign for a book.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES: Public telephone—first floor—behind the staircase to your right as you come in the revolving door.
Ink—Reserve, Reference or Periodical Desk.
LIBRARY HOURS are always posted on the noticeboard in the lobby-
right behind the map of the Library.
15 5000 Pairs
7.50 to 22.50
California styled . . . from finest quality pure wool gabardines,
cheviots, glen check, saxonies . . . worsted flannels . . . and corduroys.
Pleated fronts . . . drop belt loops—and zippers. Every wanted color
in sizes 28 to 44 waist.   Regular lengths and tails.
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540 Granville Street
We Specialize in
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your    future    needs    at    special    rates.
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"Everything for the Touring and Racing Cyclist"
Specializing in Lightweight Bicycles
3 Speeds, Accessories and Repairs
Lawnmowers Sharpened—Keys Cut
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17 Lack of variety in the field of
sports has never been a problem in
UBC. Nearly every type of sport
peculiar to this part of the country,
from American football to fencing,
is provided for the students.
Taking charge of the overall direction   of   these   various   activities   on
the campus in Ole Bakken, Graduate
Manager of Athletics for the second
year. A strong supporter of competitive games on the campus, his enthusiasm and experience in this line
makes him an ideal man for the job.
UBC formally entered the Evergreen Conference in 1949, a stronger
setup than the Northwest Conference
to which they belonged previously.
And the strength of the members
schools in the new league was
shown to UBC throughout the entire
UBC Thunderbird Footballers
showed the effects of the tougher
conference. This year they face as
tough a field of opponents as last
year, but with two years' experience
to their credit they are bound to fare
Unaffected by the changeover to
the stiffer Evergreen loop, UBC's
English Rugby squads, all five of
them, represent the school in City
and Lower Mainland leagues. Thunderbirds, the senior team of the UBC,
won the coveted McKechnie cup,
symbol of Lower Mainland rugger
supremacy, and will be in contention again this year to keep the
Greatest benefiit from the Evergreen Conference wil be to the track
and field teams who, in past years
have cleaned up on their opponents
in almost every meet. Finding no
real competition for the thinclads in
the Northwest Conference, since
member schools wouldn't send In
teams against UBC, the decision was
made to move up to the higher league. The points gained by the track
and field teams would balance out
the deficit left by the other intercollegiate squads.
Varsity's senior basketball team,
the Thunderbirds of the Evergreen
Conference, felt the difference in the
caliber of competition in the new
loop during the whole season. This
season a flock of new hopefuls will be
added to the old crew to produce a
possible championship team.
Soccer plays a prominent part in
campus sports, with a team entered
in the Vancouver and District League
and another in the Intermediate
League. Intercollegiate soccer is not
played, but the Vancouver District
League offers enough competition
for the eager followers of the sport.
With the opening of the new Ker-
risdale Arena, UBC's ice hockey
team have taken it over for their
home ice in the local Senior Amateur loop, providing a close practice
grounds   as  well.   Exhibition   games
with the touring California Golden
Bears and a series with interior
teams is usually a part of the season's schedule.
For the girls, grass hockey, basketball, and a tremendous miracle-
building job for the Senior Varsity
teams are the chief "sports," but
they participate in many other minor
sports as well.
Intercollegiate swimming is offered
by the Swimming Club in UBC for
both men and women. Swim teams
from UBC have conquered conference clubs in past seasons and every
Indication   is   that   they   will   con-
19 tinue to do so in the future, especially when their promised swimming
pool is finally built.
Minor sports of all kinds fill the
roster for the campus, allowing students of every possible task to compete in the games of their choice, no
matter what they may be. A fully
rounded athletic program has been
the aim of sportsminded UBC
booster for many years, and the results of their efforts are in evidence
Robert William Gaul, B.A., B.A.Sc.
(University of British Columbia) during his undergraduate days at the
University of British Columbia, while
he took up the work required for the
double course in Arts and Science
and Applied Science, endeared himself to all with whom he was associated, by his kindly consideration and
courageous spirit. Many others who
had not the opportunity to become
acquainted with him personally, admired and respected him for his intrinsic sportsmanship on the playing
Recurrent attacks of illness tested
his endurance but did not supress
his cheerfulness. From the attack in
his final year there was no recovery.
The University conferred upon him
the degrees B.A. and B.A.Sc, with
aegrotat standing on May 9th, 1935.
and four months later he passed
Two of Bobby's teammates wishing
to perpetuate his name in University athletics, invited other friends
to participate in providing funds for
a suitable memorial. There was instant response and a trophy of burnished copper to be know as the
Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy, was
Regulations Governing the Award
To be eligible for the trophy award,
a student must be in his final undergraduate year, or if a graduate, he
must be taking full time academic
work at the University. Under exceptional circumstances, it may be
permissable to select one for the
award who is leaving the University
before finishing the regular course
for a degree.
Although they cannot ignore the
academic standing of prospective
holders of the trophy, the Committee
must give special consideration to
athletic ability in at least one sport.
True sportsmanship as was exemplified in Bobby Gaul, should be the
prime factor in the selection of the
The Award Committee shall make
the selection. Normally the award
shall be made in the spring of each
year, but if in any year the Committee finds it difficult or impossible
to find an athlete that measures up
to the requirements, no award shall
be made that year.
The recipient of the award shall
be known as the Holder of the
Trophy. His name shall be inscribed
on the trophy and he shall be presented with a photograph of it as a
personal memento.
He shall retain his designation for
one year or until another holder
shall be  selected.
The name of the recipient of the
award may be announced on Awards
Day, but the presentation of the
award shall be made at the Annual
University Convocation in May.
Qualities to be looked for in making
a selection for the award:
For play with a discountenance of
anything  mean  or  unworthy  of  a
Consideration and Unselfishness
Eagerness to give the other fellow
a chance.
A pleasure in being physically fit
as a means of increasing efficiency
in all other activities.
Top   performers   in  some   field   of
sport with an interest in all sport.
Quietly Enthusiastic and Cheerful
With   the   ability  to   infect   others
with these qualities.
Loyalty to his ideals, to his teammates, and to his Alma Mater.
Will to Win
If   winning   can   be   accomplished
honorably and fairly.
Determination to give his best, win
or lose.
Only qualification for membership
in Mathematics Club is an interest in
mathematics. The purpose of the club
is to give students of mathematics an
opportunity of speaking on a subject
in mathematics which has interest.
The Mathematics Club has enjoyed a
membership of approximately 15 students for over 20 years.
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U.B.C. Thunderbird American Football team lost all but one of its eight
games last year. This year the
Thunderbirds will have a modified
schedule in the higher Evergreen
Conference plus exhibition games.
Coach of the 'Birds is Orville Burke.
Men and women form Thunderbird,
Thunderette plus Senior "A" basket-.
ball teams. By far the most popular
sport on the campus, basketball tends
to prove more popular during the
coming season when the Thunderbirds, members of the Evergreen
Conference in full standing, play a
stand of fifteen games.
Classed as most popular winter
sport "english" fifteens paid off in
spectator' hopes last year.
Up and coming Davis Cup material
began to show itself just after the
formation of U.B.C.'s Tennis Club.
Courts on the campus and intramural
competition make the club a threat
in coming tournaments.
Another popular men's sport on the
campus is field hockey, under the
leadership of Dr. H. V. Warren. Teains
are entered in Vancouver and District
League each season.
Only light support during the last
two seasons has forced the Varsity
eleven to drop its second division
entry in Vancouver Mainland Cricket
League. The team hopes to gain support from any and all who would like
to learn or to play cricket during
the next season.
Two University teams competed in
Vancouver and District League during last season. The teams were
runners up for league laurels.
History repeated itself over the
U.B.C. Thunderbird Ski team last year
when University of Washington Huskies nosed out the home team. The
campus plankmen will eb out in full
force this winter to bring home the
silver from the southern college.
Thunderbirds of 1949-50 were the
most successful hockey team ever to
represent U.B.C. on the ice. ■
Shuttle bird masters and non-masters gather regularly for tournaments
and fun in the gym and the field
house. The team will soon enter collegiate competition.
Gymnastic Club, run for the benefit
of those interested in keeping themselves in physical shape, have a well
defined program by which they are
trying to interest high school youths
to take up the healthy recreation. The
club members put on a series of displays for the sole purpose of promoting the sport.
Archery Club teaches fundamentals
of archery to all prospective male and
female "robin hoods." This season
will be the sixth for the little known
club which has been gaining a popularity steadily.
Destined to be one of the most
popular campus teams is the fairly
new baseball team. The diamond
squad will play a complete season
with American colleges in the Evergreen Conference.
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During the 1946-47 term, members
of the Washington Inter-Collegiate
Conference (Winco League) felt the
need for reorganization of their
group to embrace all schools in the
State of Washington, and in December. 1947, a new league was formed
and named the Evergreen Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The
members included the six former
Winco League members, namely,
Western Washington College, Central
Washington College, Eastern Washington College, Eastern Washington
College, Pacific Lutheran College,
Whitworth College, and St. Martin's
College, as well as the College of
Puget Sound which switched from
het Northwest Conference.
Athletic officials at the University
of British Columbia decided to join
the new conference in May, 1948.
U.B.C was accepted as a member in
Tacoma on May 29th, and began participation in the spring of 1949, in
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23 Cainpus Songs
My girl's a hullabaloo,
She wears the Gold and Blue;
She goes to Varsity too
Just like the others do.
And in my future life
She's going to be my wife.
How in hell d'ja find that out?
She told me so.
She goes to all the games
Just like the other dames
I fork out all the change
Just like the others do, etc.
She goes to all the shows,
Wears all the latest clothes,
Powders her little nose,
What for, nobody knows.
When she goes walking
She does the talking,
I do the squeezing,
She does the teasing, etc.
As we grow older
She will grow bolder,
And she will hold her
Head on my shoulder, etc.
Alma Mater, by the dwelling
There is set the western sea,
Mountains shed their benediction
On the hopes that rest in thee.
Alma Mater, to thy children
In the spring-time of their years,
Grant the faith that grows from
Courage that makes light of fears,
Alma Mater, thou hast kinship
With the great of bygone days,
And the voices of our fathers
Joint with ours to sing thy praise.
Words—Prof. H. T. Coleman
Music—D. O. Durkin, Arts '40
We wear the blue and  gold of the
We are the men of the U.B.C.
All  other teams  acknowledge  us
We are strong in adversity.
Work for the day and work for the
We  are  the  ones  who  will  do  our
Shouting in joy and silent in sorow.
Bravery conquers care.
Hail!    U.B.C.
Our glorious University
You stand for aye
Between the mountains and the
All through life's way,
Let's sing Kla-how-yah Varsity
Tuum Est wins the day
And we'll push on to victory.
Education '32
(Engineers' Song)
Come all you freshmen if you want
to hear
The story of a brave engineer:
He started to college in the fall of
Why   he   took   up   engineering   is   a
mystery to me.
Casey Jones couldn't hold his liquor,
Case Jones couldn't hold his beer,
Casey Jones  never  got through  college,
He never got through college 'cause
he couldn't hold his beer.
Casey Jones was the engineer's pride,
In football or hockey he always saved
his side;
He was a whiz in classwork, his reports were  always clear,
But he never got his parchment 'cause
he couldn't hold his beer.
Casey's career looked free from want
or need,
The dean would pat him on the back
and say, "You're bright indeed."
He  came to grief as  all youths do,
ne'er became an engineer,
And the reason for his failure was,
he couldn't hold his beer.
The grand class held their dinner in
the Red and White hall,
They all got pickled tight that night
and Casey worst of all.
They wired to his folks next day, the
message  read,  "Come  here,
Your   son  cashed   in   his  chips   last
night; he couldn't hold his beer."
Casey said, just before he  died,
To   the   engineers   who   mournfully
were standing by his side:
"Etect a tablet in the halls, engrave
these letters clear:
'"Never come to college if you cannot
hold your beer."
Godiva was a lady
Who thru Coventry did ride
To show all the villagers
Her lovely bare white hide.
The most observant man on earth—
An engineer of course, was the only
To notice that Godiva rode a horse.
We are, we are, we are the engineers,
Oh,  I have  come  a long,  long  way
and the man will get so far,
Who gets me off this goddam horse
and leads me to a bar.
The man who took her off the horse
and stood her to a beer,
Was   a   bleary-eyed   surveyor   and   a
hell of an engineer.
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sailed down Calais Bay;
They'd   heard   a   Spanish   rum   fleet
was sailing by that way.
The engineers beat them there by a
night and half a day,
And though as drunk as    -     - -    ,
there's only one thing they could
U.B.C. Co-operative Aero Club is affiliated with the B.C. Aero Club and
operates from Sea Island.
The organization provides cheap
flying for students, staff, faculty, and
Members pay $25 down and $6.75 a
month, making them part owners of
the club's two aircraft.
Club offers aircraft rental at cost to
university officials and faculty.
(This campus song can be adapted
to any faculty and although the engineers feel that they own it exclusively the editors of the Tillicum
offer it for others to use as they
see fit.)
I was drunk last night, I was drunk
the night before,
I'm gonna' get drunk tonight if I
never get drunk any more,
For  when  I'm  drunk I'm  happy  as
can be,
For I'm a member of the	
Oh it's glorious, simply glorious,
One barrel of beer amongst the four
of us.
Glory be to God there are no more
of us,
For any of us could drink it all alone.
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There's a braw fine regiment as lika
mon should ken.
They are deevils at the fetchen, they
ha'e clured a sight o'men,
And ha'e suppit muckle whusky when
the canteen they gang ban
The   Hielan   men   frae   braw   Glen
HEUCH!   Glen Whorple, Hielan men!
Great strong whusky suppin Hielan
men, for they were
Hard workin', hairy leggit Hielan men,
Slainte mhor, Glen Whorple!
An' he harrie a the border, an' awa
the southron ran,
Frae the dingin o' the claymores o'
Glen Whorple!
Eh, a bonnie sicht they mak, but gin
the canteen ye gan ben
When   the    morn's  parade   is   over,
she'ld be fu' o' drunkin men
An' a thoosand canty kilties will be
settin' doon the Glen
For they drink a power o' whusky in
Glen Whorple!
They were founded by McAdam who
of a' men was fairst,
He resided  in  Gleneden,   whaur  he
pipit like the burst,
Wi'  a fig leaf for a sporran, and a
pairfect Hielan thirst,
Till   he   stole   awa'   the   applies   fra
Glen Whorple!
When   the   watters   o'   the   deluge
drookit a' the waurld o'er
The Colonel o' the regiment, his name
was Shaun McNoah
Sae a muckle boat he biggit and he
sniggit up the door,
And  they  sailed  awa'  frae  drooned
Glen Whorple!
And syne he sent a Corporal and gert
him find the land,
Wha he returned wi an empty whusky
bottle in his hand,
Sae they kent the flood, was dryin',
he was fu' ye understand
For he found a public house abune
the watter!
When the good King Solomon was
ruler o' the Glen
He had a hundred pipers and a thoosand fetchen men,
And a mighty fine establishment I'll
hae no doot ye ken
For he kept a sight o' wives in auld
Glen Whorple!
Then there cam a birkie bangster,
wha was chieftain o' the clan,
His name it was Wallace an' he was
a fetchen man,
The United Nations Club of the
University of British Columbia is a
corporate member of the United Nations Association in Canada. Its object is to study and support the aim
of international peace and understanding through the world organization of the United Nations. It has the
distinction of being the first and only
United Nations Club on a Canadian
University Campus and has been
functioning since 1947.
The Club provides a medium
through which individual students
may express their active and positive support of the United Nations.
Activities include: weekly meetings
for speakers, panel discussions and
films; staging of Model General Assemblies of the United Nations; organized discussion groups on United
Nations topics; issue of a publication—"The U.N. Digest"—once per
month; teas and entertainment for
foreign students; plus whatever activities the membership desires.
The Executive consists of a President, Past-President, and seven Executive members. Committees—always open for volunteers—include
Publicity, Co-ordination (Discussion
Groups, Model Assembly, etc.), Literature and Publications, Membership,
Program. Membership fee for Club
is usually 25c. Student memberships
in National Association, entitling
holder to U.N. News, are one dollar.
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As a member of the Alma Mater
Society, all regular students are protected by the Accident Insurance
Plan.. This coverage insures against
expenses which are due to accidental
injuries sustained by members of the
AMS while engaged in supervised
activities sponsored by the Society or
the University.
Such activities include academic
pursuits on the campus, organized
athletics, club activities, and officially
sponsored social functions.
No club bills will be honoured by
the Student CouncU unless they are
covered by a purchase order from the
club to the Alma Mater Society. The
business houses of this city have been
informed of this ruling and it will be
rigidly observed by Council.
All such things as club pins and
sweaters must also be approved by
the Student Council before they are
The official Lost and Found bureau
for students is the north basement of
Brock Hall. In addition, the Ubyssey
prints short lost and found notices.
The University Health Service exists to prevent communicable diseases, to render first aid in cases of
accidents and sudden sickness, and to
furnish advice about health matters,
to the general student body.
All students entering the University for the first time must report immediately to the Health Service, making an appointment for examination.
Students neglecting to do so will be
disciplined by the University Health
All cases of illness, including a
common cold, developed during the
academic year, must be reported to
the Health Office at once; if on the
campus, personally, otherwise by
phone. After an illness, students must
report  to  the   Health  Office for  in-
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All persons reasonably suspected of
infectiveness are excluded from contact with others until shown to be
non-effective or, if shown to be ineffective, until the actual termination
of such infectiveness.
All University contacts of infectiveness are to report to the Health Office for determination of suspectibil-
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In order to minimize loss of attendance, contacts may arrange daily inspection at the Health Office during
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In 1945 something new was added
to the campus-university dormitories.
At Acadia and Fort Camps, situated
within ten minutes' walk of the classrooms, accommodation is provided for
men and women, single and married
students in the form of bungalows,
and trailers for couples, or else single
double or triple rooms for single students.
At Acadia, with the additions to the
dining room and dormitories, over
three hundred students are offered
rooming, boarding, study, and recreational facilities.
Fort Camp, with room for over fifty
men, has its own dining room and
rec hall as well.
This year additional facilities have
been added to those already mentioned.
Mail is received twice daily on the
campus. Student letter racks are situated in the lower hall of the Arts
Building. The letter rack for clubs
and societies is at the west end of the
Alma Mater Society office in the
Brock Memorial Building. The official
address is "The University of British
Columbia, West Point Grey, B.C."
Mail for off-the-campus delivery is
collected twice daily at an official red-
painted post box at the bus-stop.
Music Appreciation Club meets on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at
12:30 in the Double Committee Room,
South Brock Hall. The M.A.C. presents music on the campus through
sponsorship of the University Symphony Orchestra and Local Artists Series. They also bring reduced season
tickets for Vancouver Symphony Concerts.
U.B.C. Newman Club purpose is to
promote spiritual, intellectual, social
and athletic activities among Roman
Catholic students.
Social life is made up of three
house parties and stage and hen get-
Centre of activity is the Newman
Club room in Hut 15.
Fees are $2 a year.
The Physics Society gives members
an opportunity to give, hear and discuss papers of interest to students in
All honors students in physics, other junior, senior and graduate students in physics and students in related fields can join. Professors in
the Department of Physics are faculty
members of the Society.
The fee for membership is one dollar.
The Social Problems Club is devoted to the study of various problems facing society today.
Problems with a practical aspect
such as juvenile delinquency, alcoholism, and those of purely theoretical
considerations are handled by this
Membership is open to all students
and no fees are charged.
The University Band, under the
leadership of Mr. Arthur Delamont,
is a campus service organization comprised of male students who own and
play band instruments.
Practices are held on Mondays and
Fridays each week on noon hours.
Membership is unlimited and no
fees are charged.
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It is a hard job to watch over the
books of student functions, as George
Cumming, last year's co-ordinator
found out. As Co-ordinator of Activities there were several times when he
found two bands at a dance. But now
he is away from it all. He has handed
the Activities Calendar over to Jim
Midwinter, a refugee from Comox,
Vancouver Island. Exceptionally active on the campus he is a Lambda
Chi, a member of the Parliamentary
Forum Executive, the Economic Society, the Geography Club, the Chess
Club and the Le Cerele Francais. You
will find his activities calendar further on in the handbook.
Handling the women's end of sport
is Mimi Wright, a petit girl from
Trail. She is the president of the
Women's Athletic Association. She
was treasurer of WAA, veepee of the
women's Big Block Club, a member
of the Thunderettes, played Intramural, a member of Phrateres and a
member of the UBC Symphony Orchestra—she plays the trumpet—yes
Edmund Pederson is the second
member of his family to hold the
keys to the office of the Literary and
Scientific Executive. His brother,
Roger held the office two years ago,
in 1948-49. His course is leading to
Teachers Training and he is active in
Rovers, SCM, Mamooks, ISC and
other clubs.
There are only two members of
Council left. They do not have a vote
on issues but both take a great interest in what happens. They are the
Editor in Chief of the Publications
Board and the Council PRO. Charlie
Marshall is the energetic PRO of
Council. A member of the COTC, he
was managing editor of the Ubyssey
last year. Energetic in all he does, indications show that UBC students will
be well represented to the public.
Editor in Chief for the coming year
is Victor James Hay, the first married   editor   the   Publications   Board
has ever had. He says himself that
this is a dubious honor. His war service, except from his trips to Paris,
was clear cut and honest. He was a
Transport Sergeant serving in the
Army for six years, two months,
three days, eleven hours, seventeen
minutes and four seconds." Last year
he was a Features Editor of the
Ubyssey, worked with the Jazz Society and the Radio Society. He is an
authority on South American native
Looking sad when I left his office,
I asked him if there was anything
else interesting about him. "Daaaaaa,
I am married, have one son (a boy),
little hair and a bleak future."
And that is your Student Council.
From the sublime to the ridiculous.
The ISC was formed a year and a
half ago by two enthusiastic young
students, one an East Indian girl from
South Africa, and the other an English girl. The idea of the club is to
form a social background to enable
all students, especially those from
•outside Canada, to get to know one
another. This year, the club offers a
programme of friendly social evenings in city homes, using various
national themes for refreshments and
entertainment, Sunday get-togethers
over tea, tours of local industrial sites,
businesses, etc., and a grand masquerade ball. Early acquaintances will be
made at our International Tea on Friday, Sept. 29. Everyone is most welcome to attend.
The practical objective of the ISC
concerns International House, a campus residence for Canadian and foreign students, for the early establishment of which a committee has been
set up under the club president. This
year's executive, by the way, includes
John Coutsoudakis, President; Cor-
inne Robertshaw, Vice-president; Joan
Ferguson, Secretary; Peter Steckl,
Treasurer, and Anne Hutchison, Programme Convener.
The club extends to you a most
friendly invitation. Won't you join
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The Scottish Country Dance Club
is new on the campus. Organized for
the purpose of creating an interest in
Scottish Country Dancing, it teaches
these dances to those who do not
know them.
These dances are held in the "Girls'
Gym" on condition that running shoes
are worn.
The Student Branch of the Society
of Automotive Engineers was formed
three years ago to bring engineering
students the benefits of association
with the Society. Through it, automotive men maintain contact with all
phases of the industry, and develop
S.A.E. standards which are accepted
in industry.
Engineers in all years of Applied
Science are entitled to join. Annual
fees are $3.00.
Over  125  miles  of motion  picture
film shown to student audiences! That
is the Film Society's record for last
Membership in this energetic organization is open to all who are interested or experienced in motion picture projection, production or publicity.
The production of a documentary
film on student life on the campus
brings the promise of a greatly expanded production program this year.
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Instruction "for the improvement of
ballroom dancing" is the main function of U.B.C.'s Dance Club.
Intricacies of the waltz, fox trot,
tango, samba and old time dancing
are taught by the competent instructors.
Further practice periods are held
three afternoons each week, where
the pupils dance to the tune of some
of the club's strict-tempo records.
Fees for the club are only 35 cents
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37 Campus History
The creation of a university in
British Columbia was first advocated
by Superintendent Jessop in 1877, but
it was not until 1890 that the Provincial Legislature passed an act establishing a body politic and corporate
named "The University of British
Columbia." In 1891 this act was
amended to require that a meeting of
the Senate be held within one month
after the election of the Senators by
Convocation. The Senators were
elected, but a quorum did not assemble on the date fixed by the Chancellor, Dr. I. W. Powell, of Victoria.
Thus the first attempt to establish a
university in British Columbia failed.
However, some of the work normally done in a university was begun
in 1894, when an act was passed which
permitted the affiliation of high
schools in the Province with recognized Canadian universities. In 1899
Vancouver High School was affiliated
with McGill University in order to
provide First Year work in Arts, and
took the name of Vancouver College.
First Year work in Arts was offered
by Victoria High School when it became Victoria College by affiliation
with McGill University in 1902. In the
same year Vancouver College undertook the Second Year in Arts.
In 1906 an act was passed incorporating the Royal Institution for the
Advancement of Learning of British
Columbia, which, in the same year,
established at Vancouver the McGill
University College of British Columbia. The scope of the work undertaken by this college was gradually
increased until at the time it was
taken over by the University of
British Columbia it was giving three
years in Arts and Science and two
years in Applied Science. When the
University of British Columbia opened
in the autumn of 1915, both the Mc-
Gell University College of Vancouver
and Victoria College, which since
1907 had been a part of it, ceased to
Definite steps to establish the University were taken by Dr. H. E.
Young, Minister of Education, in 1907,
when he introduced a "University Endowment Act."  This act was followed
in 1908 by an act establishing and incorporating the University of British
Columbia and repealing the old act
of 1890-1. This act, with its subsequent amendments, determines the
present constitution of the University.
As authorized by an act passed by
the Provincial Legislature in 1910, the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council appointed a Site Commission to decide
upon a site for the proposed university. The Commission held its first
meeting on May 25th, 1910, in Victoria,
and after a thorough examination of-
the Province recommended the vicinity of Vancouver. In the autumn the
Executive Council decided to place
the University at Point Grey—the site
which the Commission had named as
its first choice. In 1911 the Ligislature
passed an act authorizing the Lieutenant-Governor in Council to grant
this site to the University. The grant
was increased in 1915, so that it now
consists of 548 acres at the extremity
ofof Point Grey. The waters of the
Gulf of Georgia form more than half
the boundary of the University campus. A tract of some 3,000 acres of
Government land immediately adjoining the site, and lying between it
and the City of Vancouver, has been
set aside by the Government in order
that University revenue may be provided by its sale or lease.
In February, 1912, the Hon. H. E.
Young, Minister of Education, called
for competitive plans which should
include plans in detail for four buildings to be erected immediately, and a
block plan showing all the proposed
buildings on the campus. Messrs.
Sharp and Thompson, of Vancouver,
B.C., were the successful competitors,
and were appointed University Architects.
The first Convocation, held on
August 21st, 1912, chose Mr. F. L.
Carter-Cotton as first Chancellor of
the University. When he retired at
the end of two terms in 1918, Dr. R. E.
McKechnie was elected Chancellor,
and served continuously until his
death, May 24th, 1944. On September
18th of that year, the Hon. Eric W.
Hamber was elected by acclamation
to fill out Dr. McKechnie's unexpired
term, and in 1945 and 1948, again by
acclmation, for the ensuing regular
In March, 1913, the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council appointed as first
President of the University F. F.
Westbrook, M.A., M.D., CM., LL.D.
On His death, October 20th, 1918, L.
S. Klink, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, was appointed by the Board
of Governors as Acting President, and
on June 1st, 1919, as President. When
he retired. June 30th, 1944, he was
succeeded by Dr. Norman A. M. Mac-
From its opening in 1915 till the
Summer of 1925, the University carried on its work in temporary quarters on part of the site of the General
Hospital in Fairview.
Construction work was commenced
on the Science Building at the permanent site in Point Grey in 1914, but
was interrupted because of war conditions. Work on this building was
resumed in 1923, and in the autumn of
the same year the contract was let
for the Library. These two buildings,
which are of stone and are fireproof,
conform closely to the original plans
as prepared by the architects in 1914.
The initial units of these structures,
as well as nine other buildings which
are of a less permanent character,
were completed in 1925, and at the
beginning of Session 1925-26 the University commenced work in its new
The inauguration of the new buildings was held on October 15th and
16th, 1925, on which occasion honorary degrees were granted by the University for the first time.
In the period before the Second
World War the following notable
additions were made to the University buildings: the Gymnasium, in
1929; the Brock Memorial Building, in
1936; and the first section of the
Grandstand for the Stadium, in 1937.
During the war the University Armoury was built, the main section in
1941 and an extension to complete the
structure in 1943.
Following the war a great many
temporary buildings, chiefly converted
army huts, were provided to accommodate the greatly increased enrolment caused by the return of veter-
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The Book Store was established for the convenience of students and has effected a considerable saving to the students in time and money.
It is prepared to supply all Textbooks required
for the various courses offered in the University,
also such articles as Note Books, Loose-Leaf
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39 ans to the University.
A program of construction of additional permanent buildings was authorized by the Provincial Government in 1945, and the Physics Building, the first unit to be completed,
was formally opened by the premier,
the oHnorable John Hart, on October
29th, 1947. The north wing of the
Library was completed and formally
opened by the Honorable E. C. Carson, Minister of Public Works, on
October 27th, 1948. In 1948 an addition to the Power House was built,
and the first section of a permanent
Applied Science Building brought to
an advanced stage of construction.
Work on a general Biological Science
Building with Pharmacy wing and -a
Home Economics Building has begun
while residences for women and medical, bacteriology and preventive
medicine buildings have been planned.
In addition to these buildings work
has begun on the War Memorial Gym,
a joint student and government financed project.
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The University branch of the Canadian Legion was organized and
granted a charter in 1945. It has
earned a very high record in the
past for the leading part it has played
in assisting veterans to become established and rehabilitated. It has made
many representations to the Dominion
and Provincial governments on behalf
of student veterans. It has rendered
valuable advice to the Minister of
Veterans Affairs for the more effective carrying out of the D.V.A. program.
The Legion is promarily interested
in the problems and affairs of the
veteran. Here at the University we
are chiefly concerned with the success of your educational program
and with the assistance we can be to
you during your stay at the U.B.C.
In addition to the greater problems of
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Though   the   U.B.C.   Legion   Pipe
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Practices for the whole band are
held weekly. Instruction in piping
and drumming is also given separately at noon hour during the week.
To those members who play sufficiently well, full dress uniforms are
Lutheran Students' Association is a
friendship group for all Lutheran Students on the campus. Membership is
open to all who are eager to get to
know their fellow students, as congenial friends, as men and women.
Discussion groups meet once a
There is a membership fee of 50c
per student.
Le Cerele Francais is devoted to
promotion of interest in and knowledge of the French language mainly
through conversation, and to stimulation of interest in French culture and
in countries where French is spoken.
Membership is open to all students
who are interested in French. Yearly
fee is seventy-five cents.
The purpose of the Society of Microbiologists is to create an active interest amongst bacteriology students
for microbiology and related fields.
At meetings, campus professors and
outside speakers are presented to talk
on various pertinent subjects.
Any student taking a second year
course of bacteriology towards a major or minor, in either medical, dairy
or soil bacteriology, is eligible for
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47 Code of the Alma Mater Society
1. The name of the Society is the Alma
Mater Society of the University of British
2. The objects of the Society are:
(a) to promote, direct and control all
student activities within the University of British Columbia as represented in the following associations and societies and their subsidiary  organizations.
i The   Undergraduate   Societies
ii The  Literary   and   Scientific   Executive
iii The   Athletic   Association
iv The   Student   Publications   Board
v The      Women's      Undergraduate
(b) To advance the cause of higher
learning in the Province of British
(c> To promote unity and good will
amongst  its  members.
(d) To acquire by gift, bequest, lease,
exchange or purchase any lands,
buildings, or hereditaments, whether
freehold or leasehold, for the use of
the  Society.
(e) To erect on such lands any buildings or improvements necessary
for the proper use and occpation
of the same by the Society.
(f) To take or otherwise acquire and
hold shares or stock debentures, debenture stock bonds, obligations and
securities issued by any benevolent
or charitable Society or Company
within the Province of British Columbia or elsewhere.
(g) Subject to the provisions contained
in Section 12 of the Societies Act
to borrow, raise and secure the
payment of money in such manner
as the Society sees fit and in particular   by  the   issue   of  debentures.
(h) To make, subject to its by-laws and
Section 3 of the Societies Act of
Bhitish Columbia, exgratia benefit
payments to members of the Society who suffer  personal injury.
3. The opeations of the Society are to
be chiefly carried on at the University of
British Columbia, University Section, Point
Grey, Province of British Columbia.
By-Law 1—Membership
The Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia hereinafter referred to as "The Society" shall be composed of active members and honorary
1.   "Active Members"  shall comprise:
(a) All registered undergraduate students of the University of British
Columbia. An undergraduate student shall mean a student who has
has not received a degree from the
University, taking a rugular full
course in any faculty or taking a
course partly in one full year and
partly in another year in any faculty or faculties, and a graduate
student doing work for a double
(b) All students of affiliated colleges
who have paid the fees of the Society for the current University
(c) All graduate and partial students
who have paid the fees of the Society for the current University
2. Active members shall be classified
as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors.
i. A freshman shall be any student
registered in First Year Arts and
Science or its equivalent.
ii. A sophomore shall be any student
who has completed only First
Year Arts and Science or its
iii. A junior shall be any student who
has completed First Year Arts
and Science or its equivalent plus
one other year in any faculty and
who is not in his graduating year
and who has not eceived a degree
in any other faculty.
iv. A senior shall be any student who
shall have completed three fully
accredited years at the University or their equivalent.
3. Honorary members shall comprise
all graduates of the University, members
of the Faculty, and others upon whom
honorary membership may, from time to
time, be conferred by the Society or by
Students' Council.
4. The rights and obligations of members of the Society shall be as provided in
the By-Laws of the Society.
5. Active membership in the Society
will cease:
By-Law  2 - Meetings
i.  On   a   member   ceasing   to   be   a
registered  student of the  University   of  British   Columbia,   or  ceasing to be a student of an affiliated
ii.  On   unanimous   resolution   of   Students'  Council pursuant to the exercise   of   its   powers   under   By-
Law 3, Section 4, clause (d).
The Society shall hold two regular general   meetings   each   year,   one   of   which
shall be held within the first fifteen days
of  the fall  term,   and  shall be  known  as
the "Semi-Annual Meeting"  and the other
within the period March 16 to March 31 in
each year,   which  shall  be  known  as  the
"Annual Meeting."
1. At the Semi-Annual Meeting the
Treasurer shall present a financial statement for the preceding year ending June
30, duly certified by the Auditor, as well
as a detailed budget based on the proposed expenditures of all subsidary organizations, and of the administration expenses generally, but providing for an operating margin of at least 5%; and the
Secretary shall outline the policy of the
Society for the coming year. At the Semi-
Annual Meeting, any business arising out
of the activities of the Society may be
2. At the Annual Meeting the Treasurer shall make a financial report of cash
receipts and disbursements as of the 15th
day of March of the Calendar year in
which the meeting is held; the auditors
shall be appointed; and the Secretary
shall make a report upon the activities
for the year.
3. Special General Meetings of the Society may be convened at any time by
the President upon resolution of the
Students' Council or upon request in
writing duly signed by one hundred active members of the Society in good
standing.   No business shall be transacted
at   any   Special   Meeting   except   that   for
which the meeting has  Deen convened.
4. Active members only shall be entitled to vote at meetings of the Society
and each active member in good standing
shall be entitled to one vote only. Honorary members may take part in discussion, but shall not be entitled to vote.
Voting by proxy at any meeting of the
Society shall not be allowed.
5. Twenty per cent of the active members for the current session, present in
person shall constitute a quorum at any
meeting of the Society.
6. No notice of the semi-annual or annual meetings shall be required to be
given. Not less than twenty-four hours
notice of a special general meeting specifying the place, the day, and the hour of
the meeting and the general nature of
the    business    to    be    transacted    at    the
meeting shall be given by posting the
same upon the students' notice board at
the University of British Columbia, such
notice shall be signed by the Secretary;
provided always that the Students' Council may by resolution provide, from time
to time, such other manner of giving notice it may deem good and sufficient.
7. Extraordinary resolution means a
resolution passed by a two-thirds majority of such members entitled to vote as
are present in person at a general meeting.
By-Law  3 • Executive   (Students'   Council)
1. The   name   of  the   Executive   of   the
Society   shall   be   "Students'   Council".
2. The members of the Students' Council, shall be:
(a) The Honorary President, who shall
be the President of the University
of   British   Columbia.
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49 (b) The Honorary Vice-President, who
shall be a senior who has attended
the University of British Columbia
for at least two years and who has
not previously held the position of
President of the  Society.
(d) The Secretary, who shall be a junior or a senior.
(e) The Treasurer, who shall be a senior.
(f) The President of the Literary and
Scientific Executive, who shall be
a junior or a senior and who is a
member of a constituent society of
of the Literary and Scientific Executive.
tg) The   Co-ordinator   of   Activities,   who
shall be a junior or a senior,
(h) The  Chairman of the  Undergraduate
Societies   Committee,   who   shall   be
a junior or a  senior.
(i> The President of the Women's Undergraduate Society, who shall be
a junior or a senior.
(j) The President of the Men's Athletic
Association, who shall be a junior
or a senior.
(k) The President of the Women's Athletic Association, who shall be a
junior   or   a   senior.
(1) The Junior member, who shall be a
(m) The Sophomore Member, who shall
be a sophomore.
(n) The Public Relations Officer, who
shall be appointed by vote of a joint
meeting of the incoming and outgoing students' councils before the end
of the Spring Term. In the event of
a tie, the incoming President shall
have the casting vote.
(o) The Editor-in-Chief of the Publications Board, who shall be appointed
by vote of a joint meeting of the incoming and outgoing Students' Councils before the end of the spring
term on the recommendation of the
Editorial Board of the Publications
Board. In the event of a tie, the incoming president shall have the
casting vote.
3.    The  duties   of  members  of  the   Students'  Council shall be:
(a) The Honorary President and the
Honorary Vice-President shall act in
an advisory capacity and shall be
medimus of goodwill between the
Society and the general public.
(b) The President shall preside at all
meetings of the Society and of the
Students' Council. He shall be an ex-
officio member of all committees of
the Society and shall undertake all
such other duties as usually fail to
the office of a President of a Society.
(c) The Vice-President shall assume and
carry out the duties of the President
during his  absence.
(d) The Secretary shall take the minutes of all meetings of the Students'
Council and of the Society, and shall
conduct all correspondence of the
Students' Council and keep on file
copies of all letters written and re- .
celved by the Society or by the Secretary which relate to the affairs of
the Society. The Secretary shall
read the annual reports of the subsidiary organizations, at the annual
meeting of the Society and shall
keep the minute books and secretarial records of the Society. The
Secretary shall, in addition to the
above duties, have such further
duties as may from time to time be
prescribed by resolution of the Society  or  by  Students'   Council.
(e) The Treasurer  shall take  charge of
and be responsible for the funds  of
the  Society,   and  shall carry out all
such other duties  as usually fall to
the office  of Treasurer,  or  as  may
be prescribed from time to time by
resolution of the Society or by  Students'   Council,   and  in addition,   but
not so  as to limit the generality of
the foregoing,  shall observe the following :
i. On  assuming office  he  shall,   at
the  expense of the   Society, provide a fidelity bond in the sum of
$2000.00   by   a   company   selected
by the Students' Council,
ii. He   shall   immediately   upon   the
receipt    of    any    funds    deposit
them with a chartered bank selected  by the   Students'  Council,
iii. He shall not disburse any funds
except in payment of bills authorized by Students' Council,
iv. He shall keep careful account of,
and be responsible for, all mon-
■ ies   received   and   disbursed   by
him,  and shall file all bills,  receipts and vouchers,
v. The Treasurer shall render each
month a statement including receipts    and   disbursements,    and
the   working   capital   position   of
the Society as well as purchases
and   sales   of   inventory,   to   the
Students'   Council,    and   at   any
other time on the written request
of the Students' Council,
vi. The Treasurer  shall prepare the
budget   of  the   Society  from   the
estimates   of   the   proposed   expenditures   by   the   Undergraduate   Societies,   the   Literary   and
Scientific Executive, the Athletic
Associations,     the     Publications
Board, the Women's Undergraduate  Society,
vii. The Treasurer shall obtain a financial   report   for   each   activity
and  function,   and  shall  present
it to the Students' Council,
viii. It shall be the duty of the outgoing Treasurer to remain in office
until the 30th June at which time
the incoming Treasurer shall assume office. The incoming Treasurer   shall   attend   all  the   meetings   of   the   outgoing   Students'
Council.  The  outgoing Treasurer
shall  be  responsible  for  closing
the fiscal books of the Society,
ix. The   Treasurer  shall  present   to
the Students' Council any recommendation    from    the    Auditors
and    shall    report    to    Students'
Council by the  end of the year
what   the   results   were   of   any
action taken.
x. The  Treasurer  shall  be  responsible for approving vouchers, requisitions,   petty   cash   payments
and purchase orders,
xi. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer  to  appoint,  subject  to  the
approval  of the   Students'   Council,,    an   individual   to    manage
purchases, sales, and custody of
any   current   inventory,   and   he
shall be responsible to the Treas-
_  urer.
xii. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer,   in   collaboration   with   the
Co-ordinator of Activities, to ap-
Erove control reports submitted
y any subsidiary organization
of the Society wishing to hold
a function requiring any funds
from the Society,
xiii. Before authorizing any allowance
for travelling expenses, the Trea-
" surer shall insist on receiving a
statement of proposed expenses,
and within one week after the
return of the person or persons
to whom allowances were made,
shall obtain a detailed account
of actual expenditures, and shall
make any necessary adjustments.
xiv. The Treasurer shall be required
to prepare and present to the
Annual Meeting, in addition to
the report required by By-Law
2, Section 1, a statement of his
general activities during his
term of office. He shall also be
required to discuss this report in
detail with the incoming Treasurer.
"xv. The Treasurer shall authorize
the Bursar of the University of
British Columbia that any portion of Alma Mater Society fees
receivable by the Bursar from
time to time and designated by
resolution of the Society for any
specific fund, be paid directly
by the Bursar into such fund and
not to the Society.
(f) The Junior Member shall be Council liaison officer on the executive of
the Alumni Association, shall, be in
charge of Homecoming Activities,
and shall have such other duties as
are assigned to him by the Students'
(g) The President of the Literary and
Scientific Executive shall be responsible to the Students' Council for all
student activities other than publications, athletics and social functions or activities.
(h) The co-ordinator of Activities shall
be acting President of the Freshman Class, and shall be responsible
for the co-ordination of all major
University functions and events, and
for all booking arrangements under
the jurisdiction of the Alma Mater
Society Co-ordination Committee. He
shall work in close co-operation with
the Treasurer to ensure the financial
success of the various activities of
the Society, and in particular, he
shall be responsible for receiving and
approving Control Reports, and referring them to the Treasurer for his
(i) The President of the Men's Athletic
Association shall be responsible to
the Students' Council for all men's
athletic   activities.
(j) The Chairman of the Undergraduate
Societies Committee shall perform
the duties prescribed in the constitution of the Undergraduate Societies Committee, and shall have such
other duties as are prescribed in any
By-Law or resolution of the Society
or of Students'  Council.
(k) The President of the Women's Undergraduate Society shall be in
charge of all women's social activities, including the women's Initiation, and shall act as Vice-President
of the  Society.
(1) The President of the Women's Athletic Association snail be responsible
to the Students' Council for all
women's  athletic  activities.
(m) The Sophomore Member shall assist
the Students' Council in a general
(n) The Public Relations  Officer shall:
i. Sit on the Students' Council as an
ex officio member.
«. Sit on the Publications Board  as
ex officio member.
iii. Be an ex officio member of any
committee set up under the Alma
Mater Society.
iv. Handle   publicity  required  by  the
Society in relations  to the  press,
radio and other media,
v. Foster the development of a Public Relations program for the Society,
vi. Cooperate  in  every  way  possible
with the Publications Board,
(o) The   Editor-in-Chief   of   the   Publications Board shall sit on the Students'
Council as an ex officio member, and
shall be responsible to the Students'
Council for fee activities of the Publications Board.
4.    The Students' Council shall:
(a) Act as the Board of Directors of the
(b) Be the only recognized medium between the Society and (i) the University Authorities, (ii) the general
(c) Subject to the provisions in the By-
Laws and to the extent that such
power may be conferred upon it by
the appropriate University authority, have aand has hereby conferred
upon it the capacity to accept and
exercise such duties and powers as
it may in its discretion deem requisite for the better management of
the Society and of student affairs
generally where the interests of the
Society and those of non-member
students, persons or bodies attending, visiting or functioning at the
University of British Columbia are
concerned. The foregoing provision
shall not be construed as in any way
limiting the autonomy of or the
powers otherwise conferred upon
Students' Council or the Society pursuant to the provisions of the By-
Laws and the Constitution of the
(d) Constitute itself a Court of Appeal
from the decisions of the Judicial
Committee of the Undergraduate Societies Committee, and as such be
empowered to ratify, confirm, amend,
vary, alter, rescind or annul in such
manner as it may see fit any decision of the said Committee.
(e) Meet regularly each week during the
session and hold special meetings as
may be  required.
(f) Have power to engage and pay such
assistants as it may require or deem
necessary for the efficient carrying
out of the work of the business office
and of other activities of the Society.
(g) Within one week of the last day of
the spring term assume office at a
joint meeting with the retiring Students' Council.
(h) Have full control of all activities under the Society, and any rule made
by it in connection with any such
activity shall be considered as final
and binding, provided always that
any such rule may be annulled by
the Faculty Committee on Student
Affairs, or by resolution of the Society.
By-Law 4—Officers
The officers of the Society shall be:
(a) The Honorary President
(b) The Honorary Vice-President
(c) The President
(d) The Vice-President. In the event of
the President of the Alma Mater Society being a woman, the Vice-President shall be the President of the
Undergraduate Societies Committee.
(e) The Secretary
(f) The Treasurer.
2.   The   signing  officers  of   the   Society
shall be the  Treasurer   or the  President
and one of two signing officers appointed
by the Students' Council for that purpose.
By-Law 5—Election of Students'   Council.
1. The election of the members of Students' Council shall be conducted as follows:
51 (a) The President and the President of
the Women's Undergraduate Society
shall be elected on the first Wednesday in February. The Secretary.
Cc-ordinator of Activities, Junior
Member and Treasurer shall be
elected on the second Wednesday in
February. The Chairman of the Undergraduate Societies Committee,
the Sophomore Member, the President of the Literary and Scientific
Executive, the President of the
Women's Athletic Association and
the President of the Men's Athletic
Association shall be elected on the
third Wednesday in February: Provided that if the University is not in
session on any of those days, the
particular election shall be held on
the next day in which the University
is in session.
(b) Nominations for the position of President of the Women's Undergraduate
Society shall be received by the Secretary of the Society from 9:00 a.m.
on the Wednesday two weeks preceding the election day until 5:00
p.m. on the Wednesday at least one
week directly preceding the election
day. Nominations for the remaining
positions shall be received by the
Secretary of the Society by 5:00
p.m. on the Wednesday at least one
week preceding the election day, and
provided further that any defeated
candidate has the privilege, within
two days after the results of the
election in which he ran for office
are made known, of filing his nomination for any other office to be elected in any subsequent elections.
(c) Nominations shall be signed by not
less than ten active members in
good standing of the Society. All
nominations shall be delivered to
the Secretary of the Society within
the time aforesaid, and shall forthwith be posted by that officer on
the Students' Council bulletin board.
(d) No student shall sign the nomination
papers for more than one candidate
for each office.
(e) Active members only shall have the
firivilege of voting at these elections,
n the case of the elections of the
President of the Women's Undergraduate Society and the President
of the Women's Athletic Association,
only female members shall vote; in
the case of the President of the
Men's Athletic Association only male
students shall vote. All other members shall be voted upon by the Student body at large.
(f) Voting shall be by secret ballot and
the method be as follows: If the
number of candidates nominated for
any office exceeds one, then the
names of all candidates shall be
placed on the ballot paper in alphabetical order. Each voter shall write
the number 1 upon the ballot opposite the name of the candidate for
whom he desires to vote, and the
number 2 opposite the candidate of
.lis second choice, the number 3 opposite the candidate of his third
choice and progressively until all
the candidates whose names appear
on the list are allotted choices. Each
candidate shall be credited with the
number of first choices marked opposite his name. The candidate, who
receives more than 50 per cent of
the total number of first choices shall
be declared elected. If no candidate
receives more than 50 percent of the*
total number of first choices then
the candidate with the least number
of first choices shall be struck off
the list and the second choices mark
ed on his ballots shall be credited
to the candidates for whom they are
cast. The candidates with the least
number of votes shall continue to be
struck off the list and the votes
credited to their names shall then
be distributed among the remaining
candidates on the list in the manner
aforesaid until:
1. A candidate receives more than 50
per cent of the votes cast, or
ii. Until   two   candidates   remain   on
the list in which case the one with
the  larger  number  of   votes   shall
be declared elected.
Where a candidate whose name
has been struck off the list aforesaid
is the next choice on the ballot, then
such ballot shall be counted in favor
of the candidate next subsequent in
choice to the candidate whose name
has been so struck off.
Where by reason of choices of voters and by distribution of votes as
aforesaid a tie results between two
or more candidates then the Elections Committee shall determine in
such manner as it deems fit which
of and in what order such candidates
shall be struck off the list.
' (g) After the ballots have been counted,
the returning officer shall place them
in a package, which package shall
be sealed in the presence of the
scrutineers and preserved bv the
Returning Officer until after the annual meeting of the Society,
(h) Polling booths shall be open from
10.00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on election
(i) All elections shall be in charge of
the Elections Committee, and the
elections shall be conducted to comply with the aforesaid sections and
such further regulations as the said
committee shall make from time to
time, and which are not inconsistent with the by-laws of the Society.
2. No student shall hold more than one
office on the Students' Council during any
one session, and no student shall be permitted to run for office on the Students'
Council unless eligible in accordance with
the Eligibility Rules of the Alma Mater
3. The newly elected President and
Treasurer shall be required to attend all
regular meetings of the outgoing Students'
Council and shall be entitled to participate in their deliberation, but shall not be
entitled to vote. The remaining officers
following their election shall be required
to familiarize themselves with their new
offices with the guidance and advice of
the current office-holders, and to attend at
least half of the regular meetings of the
outgoing Students' Council, and shall be
entitled to participate in their deliberation, but shall not be entitled to vote. The
Council-elect shall meet jointly with Coun-
cil-in-office before the Annual Meeting of
the Society. The final two council meetings for the year shall be of a joint nature
to include the incoming council.
By-Law  6—Borrowing   Powers
1. Subiect to the provisions contained
in Section-12 of the Societies Act of British
Columbia, the Students' Council may, for
the purpose of carrying out the objects of
the Society, borrow, raise or secure the
repayment of such sum or sums of money
in such manner and upon such conditions
and terms in all respects as the Students'
Council may by resolution prescribe, and
in particular by the issue of bonds, perpetual or redeemable debentures, dr any
mortgage, charge or other security on the
whole or in part of the property or assets
of the Society, both present and future, including all fees or membership dues now
or hereafter due or payable."
By-Law 7—Fees
A request by the Society to the Board of
Governors for an alteration in the amount
of the membership fee of the Society as
fixed by the Board of Governors of the
University under Section 40, Clause 1 of
the British Columbia University Act of
British Columbia, RSBC, 1948, C.353 shall
not be able until the request has been approved by a referendum by secret ballot
of the active members of the Society. Two
weeks clear notice of intention to hold such
a referendum shall be given by the Secretary of the Society, on resolution of the
Students* Council or on petition signed by
one hundred active members in good
standing of the Society, and the proposed
request shall not be deemed to have been
approved unless twenty per cent of the
Active members vote, and two-thirds of
the votes cast approve the change.
By-Law  S—Funds
1. The Funds of the Society shall consist of the following:
(a) The annual membership fee which
shall be payable not later than the
last day for payment of the fall
term university fees, and which
shall be collected by the Bursar of
the University under authority of
the Board of Governors. Three dollars of the membership fee shall be
deposited to the credit of a Pass
Fund out of which shall be operated
the Student Pass System under
which each member of the Society
shall be entitled to a pass issued by
the Society which shall gain admission for the holder thereof to such
University functions, as Students'
Council may determine.
(b) All monies received by subsidiary
organizations and societies under the
society. Such monies shall be remitted by the treasurer of such organization forthwith after receipt of
same, to the business office of the
2. Any application for a refund of fees
of the Society shall be made in writing
and delivered to the Treasurer of the Society on or before the thirty-first day of
October of the current session, and such
refund may be made by the Treasurer
after approval of Students' Council.
3. Any student organization under the
Society may spend money for the purpose
and up to the amount prescribed for its
use in the budget of the Society, but shall
not spend monies which are not prescribed in the budget except by special permission in writing from the Students' Council.
4. No capital expenditure over $1,000.00
shall be undertaken unless authorized by
a General Meeting at which a letter of approval from the Auditors must be presented.
5. The Treasurer shall deposit a sum
calculated on fifteen cents per each active
member of the Society in a fund to be
known as the Brock Sinking Fund, such
fund to be a first charge on the revenue
of the society and to be supplied in the
absolute discretion of the Students' Council to the defraying of the depreciation of
the Brock Memorial Building furnishings
and   equipment.
By-Law 9—Faculty Committee on
Student Affairs
The Faculty Committee on Student Affairs shall, subject to By-Law 3, Section 4,
Part (b) be the first medium between the
Student Body and the University authorities. The Society or the Students' Council
shall at all times be entitled to call upon
the said committee to confirm the activities of the Society by endorsing from time
to time its proposals and resolutions.
By-Law 10—Joint Committee on
Student Affairs
All matters concerning which a conference is deemed advisable shall be referred
to a Joint Committee on Student Affairs
which shall be composed of three representatives of the Faculty and three members of the Students' Council. Should this
Committee not endorse the proposals of
the Society it may amend or annul them
and its decisions shall be considered as
the combined judgment of the Faculty and
the Students. A minority of two members
of this Committee with the consent of the
Chairman of this Committee may appeal
to the Senate of the University of British
Columbia any decision made by the Committee. The office of chairman of the
Committee shall be held by one of the
Faculty members, and he shall, in the
event of a tie vote on any question, be
entitled to a casting vote.
By-Law 11—Discipline
1. Any form of gambling for money, or
for any monetary equivalent is prohibited
within the precincts of the University.
Card playing, not involving gambling,
shall be permitted only in such places as
are authorized by Students' Council.
2. Drinking of intoxicating liquors on
the University Campus or at any University function is prohibited and any person
appearing on the University campus or at
any University function while showing any
evidence of having consumed intoxicating
liquor shall be subject to penalty.
3. No publications or advertisements
whatsoever shall be printed or displayed
or distributed and no member of the Society shall attempt to sell or dispose of
any publications or advertisements on the
campus of the Universtiy without first
having secured permission of the Students'
4. No student is allowed during the session to take part in athletic competitions
or games for any team or organization
other than a University team without first
notifying by letter the Men's or Women's
Athletic Associations of their intention,
and stating their reasons for so doing.
5. Subject to Section 59, subsection 1,
clauses (g) and (h), and section 59, subsection 2, and section 84, clauses (b) and
(f), and section 85, and section 92, clause
(d) of the British Columbia University
Act of British Columbia, RSBC 1948, 353
the Judicial Committee of the Undergraduate Societies Committee shall have power
to levy a fine not exceeding five dollars
upon any person found guilty after trial
under the provisions of the constitution of
the Undergraduate Societies Committee of
violating the provisions of any of the By-
Laws of the Society and shall have power
to suspend the privileges of or impose any
other punishment upon any member of
the Society for the violation of any regulations made from time to time by the Society or by Students' Council.
By-Law 12—Social   Functions
All social functions sponsored by organizations under the jurisdiction of the Society shall be conducted in conformity
with a code of regulations to be kept and
administered by the Co-ordinator of Activities, subject to approval and amendment
by the Students' Council, and such code,
together with such amendments as may
from time to time be made by the Students' Council shall be incorporated and
is hereby deemed to be incorporated in
the constitutions of the Undergraduate Societies Committee, the Literary and Scientific Executive, the Publications Board,
and the Women's Undergraduate  Society.
By-Law  13—Subsidiary  Organizations
1.   All    subsidiary    student    organizations
within  the  Univesity  shall  be  classed   as
53 (a) The Literary and Scientific Executive.
(b) Undergraduate  Societies  Committee.
(c) Athletic  Associations.
(d) The  Publications Board.
(e) The Women's Undergraduate Society.
(f) Student organizations of affiliated
2. The said organizations shall be composed of such subsidiary organizations and
shall control such activities as their respective constitutions may provide, and as
are approved from time to time by the
Students' Council.
3. The constitutions of the major subsidiary organizations and their subsidiary
organizations shall not contain provisions
repugnant to the Constitution and By-Laws
of the Society, and shall be subject to the
approval of or amendment by Students'
Council or the Society: Provided that in
the case of the constitution of the Undergraduate Societies Committee, the Students' Council shall not amend or disapprove proposed amendments except by
unanimous vote. The activities of all such
organizations shall comply with any regulations or resolutions made from time to
time by the Society or the Students' Council.
4. Any group of students proposing to
form an organization for any purpose
within the objects of the Society, shall
first make application to the Students'
Council for permission to organize as a
body subsidiary to the appropriate organization listed in Section 1.
5. Any student organization not subsidiary to the Society shall make application
in writing to the Students' Council for permission to use the Society's name or notice-boards or those of its subsidiary organizations.
6. Student political clubs may be organized under the Literary and Scientific
Executive to bear the name and to profess the policies of recognized political
parties (or comparable organizations) subject to the following regulations:
i. Such club shall in all respects be
subject to the rules of the Society
and the Literary and Scientific Executive.
ii. Except as provided above, such clubs
shall not be directly affiliated with,
or receive funds or direction from,
any outside organization. Without
limiting the generality of the foregoing, political clubs as herein defined
may join inter-university political
federations provided that such federations are not connected with any
political party and further provided
that such association shall not in any
way bind them or limit their complete responsibility to the Alma Mater Society.
iii. No such club shall participate, directly or otherwise, in elections to
any student offices outside of the
club itself, and acceptance of any
such support shall render any candidate for office ineligible.
iv. Violation of any of the aforesaid regulations shall render the clubs concerned liable to suspension.
7. Other than designed political clubs,
no organization in the Society shall become or allow itself to become an instrument of partisan politics.
i. Any such organization deemed by
the Judicial Committee of the Undergraduate Societies Committee after regular proceedings set forth in
Section 8 below, to be or to have
been improperly acting in the interests   of   a  political  party   (or   com
parable organization) shall be liable
to suffer suspension of its charter,
ii. Such charter may be restored by the
Students' Council only if and when
the Council is satisfied that the organization concerned will serve the .
purposes and only the purposes for
which  is   organized.
8. Proceedings of the Discipline Committee of the Undergraduate Societies
Committee against organizations under
this by-law may be initiated only as follows :
i. By resolution of the  Students'  Coun-
ii. By petition to the Students' CouncU
signed by five members of the organization concerned.
iii. By written charge signed by any
member of the Society provided that
in such cases the Discipline Committee shall first investigate the
weight of the charges before instituting proceedings.
iv. Proceedings once instituted against
an organization shall follow the normal procedure as prescribed by the
constitution of the Undergraduate
Societies   Committee.
9. The annual reports from the secretaries and finance managers of the Undergraduate Societies, the Literary and Scientific Executive, the Publications Board,
the Athletic Associations, and the Women's Undergraduate Society and each of
their subsidiary organizations shall be in
the hands of the Secretary of the Society
within ten days from the election of the
President of the said organization.
10. The proposed expenditures of the
Undergraduate Societies, the Literary and
Scientific Executive, the Athletic Associations, the Publications Board, and the
Women's Undergraduate Society referred
to in By-Law 3, Section 3 (e) (vi) shall be
in the hands of the Treasurer of the Society before April 15 of each year.
11. If any subsidiary organization of the
Society desires to invite a speaker other
than a member of the Society or of the
University to address University students,
it shall first apply in writing to the Students' Council! The Students' Councii
shall have absolute discretion as to the
granting of permission to do so or the
refusing of  such permission.
12. Minutes and reports of both general
ani executive meetings of the Undergraduate Societies Committee, the Women s
Undergraduate Society, the Men's Athletic Association, the Women's Athletic Association, the Publications Board, the Literary and Scientific Executive, shall be
forwarded to the Students' Council immediately after the said meetings, for
consideration and ultimate approval,
amendment or rejection by the Students
13. All student organizations or groups
of students who propose to organize or
conduct any functions in the name of the
University shall secure permission by resolution of the Students' Council before organizing or conducting such function.
By-Law 14—Injuries
1 The Society shall not be liable for,
nor assume any obligation in respect of
any iniury sustained by any member or
other person participating in any student
activity and a member shall not be entitled to make any claim upon the Society
or any of its subsidiary organizations in
respect thereof. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Students
Council may, in its absolute discretion pay
or authorize payment to any member or
other person the amount of any portion
of the expenses of any member in respect
of  any injury suffered by that  person  in
or about the University, or elsewhere, if
having to do with University activities,
whether as a result of participation in any
student activity or not, provided that in
no event shall the payment to any person
in respect of any single injury suffered
during any college year exceed the sum of
$100.00, except under special circumstances where, in the absolute discretion of
the Students' Council, a larger amount
may be paid. Provided that the total
amount which the Students' Council shall
have authority to pay for and in respect
of injuries during any college year shall
not exceed 2/3 of the monies in a fund to
be known as the Accident Benefit Fund.
No payment shall be made to any member until after the end of the college year.
If expenses from injuries suffered by
members during any college year shall
exceed 2/3 of the monies in the fund, the
Students' Council shall have power in its
absolute discretion to prefer one or more
than one case to the dthers, or to pay the
same in order of priority, or, in any proportion which it may deem fit. Such payments shall be ex gratia. The foregoing
shall be deemed to confer no right upon
any member for any expenses incurred by
reason  of injury as  aforesaid.
2. The sum of $2000.00 shall be deposited to the Accident Benefit Fund each year,
and any balance remaining over $1000.00
at the end of each year shall be written
into the  general funds  of the  Society.
3. Requests for a benefit from this
fund shall be made to the Accident Benefit Committee who shall be empowered to
make recommendations concerning any
request to the Students' Council.
By-Law   15—Auditors
1. The auditors of the Society shall be
appointed by the Society at the Annual
General Meeting and shall be paid such
remuneration as the Students' Council
shall  determine.
2. The auditors of the Society shall
have a right of access at all times to all
books and record of the Society and all
subsidary organizations, and shall be entitled to require from any and all members or officers of the Society, or any subsidiary organization such information and
explanation as may be necessary for the
performance  of  the  auditors.
3. The auditors shall make an annual
report for the preceding session ending
June 30 to the members of the Society
on the accounts examined by them and
the report shall state:
(a) whether or not they have obtained
all the information and explanations
they    have   required.
(b) whether in their own opinion the
balance sheet referred to in the report is properly drawn up so as to
exhibit a true and correct view of
the affairs of the Society according
to the best of their information, the
explanations given to> them, and as
shown by the  books  of the  Society.
By-Law  16—Seal  of the Society
The seal of the Society shall not be affixed to any instrument except in the
presence of the President and the Secretary and by the authority of a resolution
of the Students' Council or of the Society
as may be prescribed in and by any such
resolution. The said officers shall witness
every instrument of which the seal of the
Society is so affixed in their presence.
The seal of the Society shall be kept in
the custody of the Secretary or such other
person, firm or corporation as the Students' Council may from time to time
By-Law 17—Records
1. The minutes of the meetings of the
Society and of the Students' Council and
of  the  meetings  of  the  subsidiary  organ
izations and their executives shall be kept
at the offices of the Society in the Brock
Memorial Building. The University of
British Columbia, Point Grey, British
2. The books and records of the Society
may be inspected by members in good
standing at the Offices of the Society,
University of British Columbia, Point
Grey, British Columbia on any business
day except Saturday during the University term, between the hours of 10:00
a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
By-Law  18—Amendments   of   the   Constitution and  By-Laws
1. The constitution and by-laws shall
be amended only by extraordinary resolution of the  Society.
2. Amendments  may be initiated by:
i. Any member of the Society provided that the proposed amendment shall be signed by at least
one hundred members of the Society entitled to vote and handed
to the Secretary of the Society or
ii. The Student's Council after a
majority  vote.
3. The Secretary of the Society shall
forthwith after receipt of such proposed
amendments post at least three copies in
conspicuous places about the University
buildings and shall submit a copy of the
same to the Students' Council at the first
meeting of the Council held after their
receipt by the  Secretary.
4. Not less than ten and more than
thirty days after the posting of the proposed amendment or amendments, the
Students' Council shall submit the same
to the Society at a general meeting. Notice of intention to propose amendment
or amendments shal be given in the
notice  convening  the  general  meeting.
By-Law  19—General
1. The Students' Council shall have
power to appoint Committees to control
student activities or for any other purpose, and in particular, but without limiting the generality of the forgoing, shall
appoint   the   following   committees:
(a) The Elections Committee
(b) The Homecoming Committee, which
shall be in charge of Homecoming
activities. This Committee shall
present to the Students' Council for
ratification a complete schedule of
all proposed Homecoming Activities
at least two weeks before Homecoming.
(c) The Freshman Orientation Committee, which shall be in charge of
all Freshman Orientation activities.
The Co-ordinator of Activities shall
be  chairman of  this  Committee.
(d) The Eligibility Committee, which
shall, subject to the approval of the
Students' Council, enact and enforce such eligibility rules for participation in athletics and holding
of student offices as it may deem
advisable. The Chairman of the
Undergraduate Societies Committee
shall be chairman of this committee.
(e) The Alma Mater Society Co-ordination  Committee
(f) The   Accident  Benefit   Committee
2.   The    Students'    Council    shall    have
power  to   make   such   appointments   as   it
deems necessary,   and  in particular   shall
make   the   following   appointments:
(a) The Business  Manager of the  Publications   Board,   who   shall   be   appointed  at the first Students'  Council    meeting   following   the   election
or  appointment  of  the  head  of  the
department      of     the     Publications
Board  concerned,   and.   shall  be   ap-
55 pointed in collaboration with representatives of the retiring executive
of the  said  department.
(b) The Senior Editors of Student Publications. These appointments shall
be made at the first Students'
Council meeting following the appointment of the Editor-in-Chief of
the Publications Board and shall
be made upon the recommendation
of the  Publications  Board.
(c) The student members from the
Students Council to sit on the Joint
Committee on student affairs. The
Students' Council shall make the
above appointments in collaboration
with and on the recommendation of
the  outgoing  officers  concerned.
(d) The Manager of the Book Exchange, who shall be employed upon  a  contract  basis.
3. The Students' Council shall have
power to make such further rules and regulations consistent with the Constitution
and By-Laws of the Society as it may
consider advisable relating to any student activities under the control of the
Society, but is shall not delegate any of
the powers or duties conferred or imposed upon it by the Constitution or the
By-Law 20—General   Powers of  Society
The Society shall have the power to
make such regulations from time to time
as it may deem necessary or advisable
concerning the activities of The Students'
Council or any of its subsidiary organizations and to repeal, vary, alter or amend
the same in such manner as it may deem
By-Law   21—Honorariums
An honorarium shall be granted to the
President and Treasurer of the Society
and to the Editor-in-Chief of the Publications Board consisting of the payment of
their tuition fees at the University of
British Columbia during their term of
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57 Literary and Scientific
The Literary and Scientific Executive is the governing body which coordinates, directs and controls club
activities and presents special events
on the campus. Student Councillor
Ed Pedersen meets with the presidents of the eleven Major Clubs every
two weeks. All club presidents meet
with Ed at least once a term. At the
end of the year, five Minor Clubs are
elected to sit on the Major Executive
for the coming year, and they receive
Major Club status for that year. If
the same Minor Club is elected three
years in succession, it automatically
receives permanent Major Club status. At present, the permanent Major
Clubs are the Players' Club, the Musical Society, Mamooks, the Parliamentary Forum, the Student Christian Movement, and the Radio Society.
The first Thursday of the term is
the L.S.E. registration day when the
students, and especially freshmen,
join the clubs they are interested in.
The second week of the term will be
club week when all clubs hold special
open membership meetings to acquaint prospective members of club
This year again, the Special Events
Committee, under the L.S.E., will present talented vocalists, instrumentalists, speakers and concerts by the
Vancouver Symphony, all of which
are financed in part by the Pass Feature system.
The Literary and Scientific Honorary Society includes Faculty members
and students who particularly merit
the society pin. Each club submits
nominations and a committee chooses
those who as a result of their activities, have brought special honors to
the society.
This campus service organization
has charge of cheer-leading, poster-
painting, ticket sales, ushering, dance
decorations, coat-checking, and a long
et cetra. Active members are chosen
from competent applicants on a probationary basis BUT the number of
applicants is not limited and anyone
interested may apply.
In addition to providing campus
life with oil for its machinery and
sequins for its glamor, Mamooks guarantee a hearty welcome and a busy
year for those enterprising Frosh.
Weekly debates are the main occupation of oFrumites who belong to a
club committed to foster debating and
public speaking on the campus.
Inter-university, inter-faculty, and
"intersex" debates provide opportunity for men and women of every year
and faculty to test their mental prowess and physical stamina.   Besides the
McGoun Cup and Frosh Debates, the
Spring and Fall Mock Parliaments are
arranged so that even the most timid
frosh may rise and say a very few
words without weeks of rehearsal,
work, and worry.
The S.C.M. is a fellowship open to
all students whose purpose is to seek
truth, to understand and live the
Christian life and discover what loyalty to God through Jesus Christ implies for them in all areas of living.
Weekly study groups, non-hour
meetings and informal discussions are
held on the basic documents of Christian faith, on student problems concerning God, man, and the meaning
of existence and on the Christian
Ways of life in both its individual and
social aspects.
Regular period of group worship
are provided on the campus in addition to service in city churches. Weekend camps and conferences, and frequent firesides and social events
round out the program.
The theatrical accomplishments on
the campus are handled by the Players' Club. Each year, the Club presents two main productions; their
three one-act plays in the Fall and
their major single production in the
Besides these two features, the Club
every year enhances Frosh Week with
its presentation of "Her Scienceman
Throughout the year, play-reading
groups are held to give hidden talent
a chance to come out into the open.
The Club is divided into two groups
—acting and technical, the latter consisting of members interested in stage
crew, costumes, makeup or committee
The Musical Society, now in its 34th
year of existence, encourages an appreciation of music both by its Operetta group and its Glee Club.
The Society produces a light opera
each spring, for which their members
sing, act, play in the orchestra or help
with costumes, make-up and other
non-singing work which goes into the
production of an operetta.
A subsidiary Glee Club gives enjoyment to those wishing to sing but
without operatic leanings. An opportunity is given to soloists, either vocal
or instrumental, to perform before the
public with the Glee Club.
A private try-out or interview will
admit you to "Mussoc" ranks whether
you have musical talent in any line or
whether you wish to do committee
work connected with the production
of the operetta.
The University Radio Society became last year one of the most active
and entertaining groups on the campus. At the beginning of January,
1950 they instituted a series of daily
broadcasts from noon hour throughout the afternoon. This year they
hope to be able to increase that to
morning programmes and later afternoon shows. In addition to that the
group records a series of drama shows
for presentation over interior stations
during the summer months. Music is
played for all dances not wanting or
unable to afford an orchestra from
the South Brock Basement studios of
the Society. The Campus Network, to
be spread to all areas of the campus
by this fall, will carry the regular
programmes of the society as well as
regular news broadcasts and features.
Anyone interested in radio will be
given a thorough grounding in fundamentals and operation. If you are interested, come to the studios during
noon hour each day.
The A.I.C.E. aims to promote and
encourage interest in scientific topics
and their application to Chemical Engineering. Bi-monthly meetings are
held at which members present papers or listen to guest speakers. Membership is limited to those in 3rd and
4th Chemical Engineering.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is the group in the University that takes care of the affairs
of the Mechanical Engineers.
Membership in the A.S.M.E. is open
to students in their third and fourth
year of the course. The three-dollar
fee required for membership includes
a subscription to the A.S.M.E. magazine "Mechanical Engineering" and a
membership pin.
Agricultural Engineers (student
branch) was formed in 1947 to acquaint the members with problems
and practices.
Membership is open to Agricultural
Engineering and Agricultural Mechanics students and those in First and
Second Year Applied Science who are
interested in Agricultural Engineering. A membership fee of $2.50 is
charged, of which $2.00 is for subscription to the Agricultural Engineering
Membership in Amateur Radio Club
is open to all who have an interest in
radio. No knowledge of radio is necessary as the club gives classes in
theory and Morse code. The club
operates short wave station VE7ACS
in hut HM26. Club members have the
free use of the tools and best equipment at any time of the day or year.
Membership is $2.00 a year.
The American Institute of Electrical Engineers holds weekly meetings
at which student papers are presented
—practicing engineers are invited to
speak, films are shown, and open-
panel discussions are held. Membership is limited to third and fourth
year students in Electrical Engineering, but students in lower years are
welcome to attend.
Biological Club was formed to stimulate interest in biological subjects
within the University.
Every second week, meetings of the
organization are held wherein members are provided with an opportunity
to present and discuss papers.
To ensure keen interest in the Club
on these scientific matters, membership is restricted to those students
who have taken a biology course at
the University.
The Camera Club was formed in
1939 to further the science and art of
photography and to facilitate the exchange of information.
Members participate in an inter-
University salon each fall and sponsor a campus salon in the spring with
University Week.
Fees for the year are two dollars,
which makes the member eligible to
use the club darkroom. Anyone interested in photography is welcome
to join.
Activities of the Christian Science
Organization at U.B.C. include regular weekly testimonial meetings, quar
terly business meetings, and committee work for every member.
Study room in hut B 1 behind the
Brock, is open to students for the
study of the Bible, Mary Baker Eddy,
and the Christian Science Monitor.
Fees for membership are $1.00.
All Chinese students at U.B.C. are
invited to become members of this
club organized to promote better relations among the Chinese students and
goodwill-between other campus organizations.
Various types of social functions are
planned for the academic year. In the
spring the members of the Alumni
and club get together for their Annual
•Graduation Banquet.
The campus Civil Liberties Union
is a branch of the national C.L.U.
which has its existence for the purpose of protecting and extending the
basic democratic rights and responsibilities of all peoples of Canada regardless of their race, color, creed, or
political persuasion.
A term fee of 50 cents is levied.
"El Circulo Latinoamericano" was
formed to increase the knowledge of
Latin American countries.
It promotes interest in the literature and music of Latin America and
supplements Spanish courses at the
university by conversation, reading
and singing in the Spanish language
at club meetings.
Membership in the club is limited
to those students who have completed
Spanish 90 or its equivalent. Fees are
$1.00 a year.
The Engineers' Music Club was organized during the session of 1947-48.
The purpose of the club is to foster
singing of Engineers' songs and to
entertain at all engineers' functions.
The club is open to all engineering
undergraduates who are interested in
group singing.
No engineer who has any ability to
sing should hesitate to join.
The Engineering Institute of Canada, the oldest and largest engineering organization in Canada, embraces
with equal emphasis all branches of
All undergraduate engineers are eligible for membership. The student
joins the national organization as a
Student member and automatically
becomes a member of the U.B.C. Student Branch. The fees are a general
fee of $2.00, which includes Journal
Once a week forestry undergraduates and other students interested in
Forestry enjoy a well-rounded program of noon-hour speakers and films
on topics of current interest to the
forestry profession. Publication of the
Forestry Annual covers many stories
of current interest, student research,
and maintains close contact with practicing foresters and forest industry in
the province.
To promote the conservation of wild
life and maintain an action interest in
fishing and hunting among the students is the purpose of the Fish and
Game Club.
Meetings are held alternating Fridays.
Membership is $1. Activities consist of fishing and hunting trips, fly-
tying, skeet and rifle shooting, guest
speakers and films.
Club headquarters are in Hut O 10.
Meetings are held each week in the-
form of work periods which are used
to maintain the four gliders, trailers,
car and other equipment.
Gliders are usually flown on weekend and during the summer as Sumas
Fees are $5.00 per year.
Weekly meeting to promote facility
in German conversation and monthly
meetings devote to lectures, singsongs and conversation in order to
acquaint the members with German
thought and customs.
Object of the Geography Club is to
encourage interest in geography.
Guest speakers and films are present every second Tuesday in Hut M
Field trips are organized to various
places of geographic interest.
Membership is open to any student
taking a geography course.
The International Students Club
aims to facilitate exchange of ideas
by getting Canadian and foreign students together on a friendly basis.
Ultimate aim is to establish an International House on the campus.
Students will gain much from the
club and will also contribute towards
fulfillment of club aims.
Sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the International Relations Club aims at
promoting the study of world affairs
from an unbiassed and objective poin^
of view.
Membership is open to any student
aspiring to the club's aims. Foreign
students are particularly welcome to
join the organization.
Pamphlets are available in the club
office behind the Brock.
The U.B.C. Jazz Society is a self-
sustained organization. Aim of the
club is to further appreciation of jazz,
both old and new, in all who are interested. Fees for the year are 50
cents and go to build up the club's
record and book library.
"The study of literature as a joy"
is the only purpose of the Letters
Club. To keep keen interest alive the
membership is restricted to 20 students, in their third or fourth year.
Meetings are held every two weeks.
Highlights of the season is Original
Contributions Evening when each attending member contributes an original composition.
61 F
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Frosh Button
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Program far Frosh Orientation Week
(Submitted by Charlie Flader for Jim Midwinter, Sept. 6, 1950)
10:00 a.m.—Opening Day Ceremonies in Auditorium.
2:1 J p.m.—St. Martin's Football Game at Stadium.
8:30 p.m.—S.C.M. Mixer in Brock.
12:30 P.M.-W.U.S.  and W.A.A. Freshette Talks in Arts   100.
M.A.D. Freshmen Talks in Physics 200
12:30 p.m.—Frosh Undergrad Election Speeches in Auditorium.
3:30 p.m.—S.C.M. Reception in Brock.
All Day . . . L.S.E. Club Day.
3:30 p.m.—V.C.F. Reception in Brock.
7:30 p.m.—Frosh Smoker in Brock;  sponsored by Big Block Club.
12:30 p.m.—Cairn Ceremony on the Main Mall.
3:30 p.m.—Home Economics Tea in the Brock.
5:1 J  p.m.—Big-Little  Sister  Banquet  in  the  Cafeteria;   sponsored  by
All Day . . . Frosh Undergraduate Society Elections.
Polls:   Auditorium, Bus Stop, Brock Hall.
12:30 p.m.—"Her   Scienceman   Lover"   in   Auditorium;   presented   by
Players' Club.
3:30 p.m.—Tea Dance in Brock; sponsored by Girls' Big Block Club.
8:00 p.m.—Frosh Reception  in  Armouries.
7:30 p.m.—Church Services at Christ Church Cathedral; arranged bv
S.C.M. s       '
This Program is subject to later changes.
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