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...and all that
. . . being an introduction
to life and customs on the
Point Grey campus.
University of British Columbia
EDITOR: Fred Fletcher
Maureen Co veil, Mike Hunter, Keith Bradbury, Susanne Clarke,
Mike Grenby, Malcolm Scott, Barry Joe, Don Hume, Joy Holding,
Chuck Bishop, Nancy Roberts.
Published by the Alma Mater Society of the
University of British Columbia. Table of Contents
Your guide to UBC's pitfalls and procedure
Chairman's welcome      8
Program of events      9
Cairn Ceremony  10
Frosh Retreat   11
Registration  14
Parking, Counselling    15
Lockersl   16
Health Service  17
Accident Benefit  17
Library, Bookstore, Fashions 19
Tradition of self-reliance 28
Student Union Building  32
Facilities     34
Take me to your leaders „      37
Undergraduate societies .        39
For Frosh only   40
General meetings, elections      41
Finances  42
Committees   47
Publications     56
Our many Clubs  61
Athletics     69
It's not really confusing   78
Churches near campus     -  80
Employment    81
Publicity    82
Armed Forces  82
Frats, Sororities   83
Honorary organizations  83
Scholarships     84
Alumni  84
Conferences  85
Mamooks   86
MAP OF CAMPUS—See Centre Section
This handbook is written and published specific-
cally tor new students at the University of B.C. It is an
attempt to provide a guide for students entering their first
year in the four-year fight for survival that is the path to
a university degree.
There are many pitfalls to be avoided and there is
much that must be learned in order to succeed at UBC.
This book is an attempt to point out some of the pitfalls
and to supply most of the necessary information.
new students
In a way I am, like yourselves, a freshman at the University of
British Columbia, since my ter.n of office as President began during
this academic year. For that reason I shall always remember the
I reshman Class of 1962: you are the first students with whom I shall
be associated during the whole program of your studies.
You are now beginning the most exciting and fruitful experience
human beings can enjoy: the discovery of those great energizing ideas
which we hold as a common heritage. At the same time you will be
engaged in a process of self-discovery, self-evaluation, and self-creation;
and although you have already explored your own capacities to some
degree, study at the University will lead you on to richer, fuller and
more significant experiences.
I urge you to make the best possible use of the years which lie
ahead of you. You belong to a privileged group in society, because too
few Canadians can spend four or more years of their lives in study,
reflection, and contemplation. Many persons are interested in your
progress—your parents, your friends, and the professors with whom
you will study. Your success, your happiness and your well-being are
matters which concern us all directly, and for that reason I hope you
will draw the fullest possible advantage from your years with us.
In a large and complex university it is difficult to meet and come
to know students as I would like to know them. However, I want to
assure each of you that I am personally and directly interested in your
growth as young men and women, for you will one day be leaders in
every area of endeavour.
Dr. John B. Macdonald,
President, University of B.C. Distinctive Co-ed Wardrobes
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Success is up to you
It is my pleasure, Freshman
Class of 1962, to welcome you to
the University of British Columbia. I sincerely hope that your
college days will be fruitful ones
and that, four or five years hence,
at your graduation ceremony,
you will say "I was proud to be
a part of sucti a fine institution."
For in truth, this is an outstanding University—one of the
finest on this continent, one
where you are offered every opportunity for advancement. The
opportunity to gain a strong academic background, the opportunity to participate in an extensive
social, athletic and extra-curricular program, the opportunity to renew old acquaintances and to gain
new ones—all this is offered to you here.
Moreover, past and present members of the Alma Mater Society
are proud of the work they have done in the building of this
University. It was largely through their initiative that our University
has attained such a position of high esteem.
But the task of building is not complete, and indeed never may
be. Your predecessors have performed their duties well and they now
look to you not only to maintain but to exceed their standards of
achievement. The goal is high, the road to success necessarily rough,
but just as assuredly is the end meritorious.
In conclusion, 1 ask you to learn and to remember the significance
of the Cairn Ceremony, commemorating the ambitions, spirit and
united efforts of those pioneer students of the Great Trek. To them
a university education meant everything. Moreover, they cherished
their days at this University. I hope that you will follow their example.
But basically, what you make of your university days is "up to you",
no one else.
I wish you the utmost of success in all your endeavours.
Doug Stewart,
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\Jn&h Orientation
Frosh Orientation shows
you the ins and outs
as well as the ups and
downs of campus life. University what you make it...
Welcome to the university!
That's a very common introduction to a unique experience. I
wonder if you have any true idea
what the return on your next
four years' investment will be?
Aunt Mary has probably warned
you of the wickedness, Big Sister
has described the parties, and
your high school counsellor has
warned that you must work at
least sixteen hours a day. Mother
and Father have resigned themselves to worry and concern.
You're probably the only one
who admits he doesn't know
quite what to expect and you're
probably nearest the truth.
Here you can get a superior academic training or you can get a
degree. Somewhere along the way you must decide which you want.
You can write an essay by reading one book, yet many read six or
more. Try both systems and evaluate the difference.
During your stay at UBC, more than your academic habits and
outlook will change. Contact with people from all over Canada, and
the world in general will have some effect on you. Get out of your
comfortable group or clique. You will derive as much from this sheltered existence as you will from copying an assignment. There are more
people at UBC than those in Brock, Agnes Gouch Hall, or the future
chiropractors club. Pick the brains of those you meet. There is a
world of knowledge to be found there.
Growth and development during the next few years will at
times be rapid and painful. More often, it will be gradual and pleasant.
Continue to apply the intelligence that got you through high school.
Temper it with common sense and a recognition of your responsibilities. Try the athletic, social, and academic facets of life here. Don't
pass up an opportunity. TRY IT ONCE and then decide.
The Frosh Orientation program is designed to get you started in
this complex search for knowledge, maturity and happiness. Make the
most of it.
Barry McDell,
Chairman,  Frosh  Orientation  Committee
Here's the program . ..
To impress upon you the serious and exacting work that will be
expected during your sojourn at UBC, a dance and entertainment-
studded program has been organized by the university administration
and student government. Incidentally, the program is also designed
to familiarize you with UBC's organizations and sacred cows.
Here is a list of events. All dates are in September.
7 (Fri.)—Meeting for new students from other countries, 9 a.m.
1 in Arts 100.
8, 9 (Sat., Sun.)—Orientation program for foreign students. Speakers will
discuss Canada's history, geography, economy and social customs
and tell how to get along at UBC. International House, 9 a.m. on.
(Mon.)—Familiarization program for all new students, 9 a.m. in the
auditorium. Dean Walter Gage gives his traditional address to
freshmen. The program will be repeated at 10:30.
(Tues.) to 15 (Sat.)—Registration in person for winter courses. This
is your big chance to get in some lineups, so don't miss it. Bring
a lunch, because you may be here all day.
(Wed.)—First registration  mixer,  stag and informal,  at  8  p.m.  in
Brock Lounge. Line yourself up with that girl you lined up with.
14, 15 (Fri. and Sat.)—More registration mixers. Forget about the mix-
ups. Both start at 8 at War Memorial Gym.
(Sat.)—Thunderbirds vs. Grads football game, with half-time entertainment specially for frosh (ha!). Starts at 1 p.m. at the stadium.
(Mon.)—Frosh Queen fashion show, 3 p.m. in Brock. Wow!
(Wed.)—Big and Little Sister Banquet. Tickets sold during registration. For girls only, it's your first lesson in how to Become a
Mantrap,  with  special   lectures  by   those   jealous   fourth-year
spinsters. 6:30 p.m., Armoury.
20, and 24—Her Scienceman Lover, the play no student can miss, by
that most sprightly of campus wits, Eric Nicol. At 12:30 in the
(Fri.)—Splash and Dance, 6 p.m. in Memorial Gym. The splash is in
Empire Pool, not the lily pond.
(Sat.)—Frosh reception dance, 8 p.m. in Armoury. Last chance, men.
26 (Wed.)—8 p.m., Cairn Ceremony and reception. The traditional ceremony to commemorate the Great Trek of 19^2. New students
will get a chance to meet student officials, Dr. Phyllis Ross, University Chancellor, and Dr. John Macdonald, University president.
(Fri.) Boat leaves for Frosh Retreat, the fourth annual conference
of Frosh at Camp Elphinstone. Register early at AMS office.
(Sat.)—Last day for changing your courses, which you must do at
the registrar's office. You were supposed to be in class on the
17th at 8:30 a.m.
In October:
-3    (Wed.) —Frosh symposium. A buffet dinner and evening of informal
discussion with the faculty. 5 p.m. in Brock Lounge.
29 The Cairn Ceremony
One of the most significant and exciting events in the history
of the University is commemorated each fall in the Cairn Ceremony.
The Cairn, situated on the Main Mall between the Chemistry
Building and the Bus Stop, is a monument erected to commemorate
the Great Trek of 1922.
As the climax to the "Extension Campaign", the students
staged a Pilgrimage to the Point Grey site. Following a parade
downtown, the procession travelled by tram to 10th and Sasamat,
then marched through the bush to the site of the Cairn.
Student representatives later presented the rolls of signatures
to the Government and succeeded in gaining support for immediate construction of buildings.
Thus the tradition of student interest in university problems
was begun. And each year since, the initiative and united effort
of the students of the Great Trek of 1922 has been remembered
at the Cairn Ceremony.
A torchlight procession of .the Senate, Board of Governors, and
representatives of the Student Council and Alumni Association will
march shortly after dark from the steps of the library to the Cairn.
A pipe band and the student choir will accompany them.
Guest speaker is to be Hon. J. V. Clyne, last year's recipient of
the Great Trekker award, given annually to an alumnus who has
made an outstanding contribution to the University and the
Mr. Clyne, one of the organizers of the original Great Trek, is a
former chief justice of the B.C. Supreme Court.
Dr. John Macdonald and Dr. Phyllis Ross will address freshmen
and 6ther guests present. A special reception for Frosh will be held
in Brock lounge following the ceremony, where Dr. Ross and members
of the faculty will informally meet students.
The impressive commemoration ceremony will be held Wednesday,
Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.
In the event of rain, the service will be held in the Memorial
Frosh retreat
Highlight of the Frosh Orientation program, Frosh Retreat
gathers about 140 former high school leaders for a week-end journey
to Camp Elphinstone where they meet and mingle with chosen university politicians and intellectuals.
The purpose of the retreat to the wilds (and we mean wilds!)
is to give potential student leaders a good start in learning about
university student government.
Members of the faculty are present, both to ease parents' minds
and to give advice on academic and extra-curricular matters.
This year's sortie begins after classes Friday, September 28, and
ends the following Sunday evening.
Interested students can apply at the AMS office during and
after registration.
They planned it
Not quite all upperclassmen spent their summer months thinking of new and devilish forms of psychological torture to greet the
few thousand apprehensive freshmen invading their citadel this fall.
One notable exception was the Frosh Orientation committee,
members of which regularly snatched some time from their summer
jobs to meet and discuss aspects of Frosh Orientation, ranging from
the great and weighty to the minute and slightly  ridiculous.
Themes, dates, admission prices, and entertainment of all Frosh
Week events fell under its jurisdiction as did the number of times
Frosh Queen candidates would be introduced to the public and which
booths would be inside and which outside the Armoury on registration day.
Committee chairman was Barry McDell; treasurer, Peter George;
secretaries, Susanne Clarke and Bev Ketchen; publicity chairman,
Gordon Galbraith. Several other people, each with a sub-committee
of his or her own, also met with the main group.
Members of the committee may most likely be recognized during
and after registration week by the wan smiles on their haggard faces,
and freshmen with problems are more than welcome to strike up a
conversation with anyone meeting that description.
Additional information about anything in general may be
acquired from "ask-me" booths, located at strategic campus positions.
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xflhere are a lot of things about UBC that it is best to learn
uickly. This section is an attempt to help you get off on the right
The first thing you have to do when you get here is register.
There are quick ways to get through this ordeal, but they are reserved for upper classmen.
Everybody will be giving you advice in your first few weeks
here, and we intend to get ours in first.
Whether or not you study is your own business at UBC. But
remember, Christmas exams can come as a rude shock. (If you
don't know how to study or write exams, there are several good
books in the bookstore).
13 Use the library. It is the cornerstone of the university. Don't
limit yourself to a few frantic days just before your term essay
is due. Use it for both work and pleasure.
Don't let exams scare you. They are usually fair and are mark
ed fairly. And you can look at old exams in the library.
UBC's multiplicity of clubs is one of its greatest achievements. But don't feel that you must contribute too greatly. The
club structure won't break down if you don't join at least half a
dozen—but you might if you do.
Parking advice: ride a bike
Hurry up . . .
and wait
Registration takes place September 11-15. The ordeal begins
outside the Buchanan Building (the "academic supermarket")
where students wait hours to get inside to register for courses
and arrange timetables.
(Advance information on class times may be obtained from
bulletin boards in the Quad or at the Bus Stop). Faculty members
are on hand in the Buchanan Building to help students who have
not already decided on their course of study. (They will also tell
what prerequisites you may need for a given course) ... If you're
in a hurry, it pays to arrange your program ahead of time.
As you register for each class, you will be given an IBM class
card. These must be collected in an envelope provided for the purpose and carefully guarded on the way to the Armoury. Here they
are turned in, along with the notice of eligibility (which you received from the Registrar) for registration and the first term fees.
While you are being "processed" in the Armoury, you will
have your picture taken for the AMS membership card and you
will be given the opportunity, (which you had better not miss) to
register with the health service.
You will also be given a sheet which tells you where, when
and how you register for compulsory Physical Education.
The sheet also contains a list of the courses available. If your
last name is somewhere between Smith and Ziff, however, don't
bother reading it. All the classes will be filled up by the time you
get there anyway.
Registration for compulsory P.E. takes place during the first
week of lectures at the Women's Gym if you are a freshette, at the
Memorial Gym if you are a freshman. If you can prove you are
neither, you don't have to take P.E.
If you come to UBC it's best
not to drive. If you do drive
it's best not to park on campus.
If you insist on bringing your
car to campus observe the following and you may avoid trouble:
Register your car at the Traffic
Office (behind the Frederic
Wood Theatre, West Mall and
University Blvd.) the first time
you drive it onto the campus.
In exchange for the $5 parking
fee you'll get a sticker for one
of the student lots. Park only
in that lot when you're at UBC.
If you arrive before 8 a.m.
it'll take you about 10 minutes
to walk to class. For every
minute after 8, add a minute
to your walk.
If you don't get to UBC until
8:30 you'll be able to say good
morning to the turkeys and cows
which inhabit the extremities of
the parking lots before you start
your hike to class. When it rains
you'll get very wet.
Parking and traffic rules regarding one-way streets, closed-
off malls and impounding cars
continually fluctuate. So get hold
of a traffic and parking regulations brochure and read it carefully.
This probably won't clarify
matters very much but at least
you can say you tried.
Regulations probably apply 24
hours a day, Monday through Saturday. Fines for infractions usually   grow   astronomically   with
each successive violation ($5, $10,
$25, etc.)
Time spent in appealing a conviction is rarely worth it unless
there is definite evidence of injustice.
A special parking committee
(mostly faculty) sets the rules.
If you have any complaints, don't
waste energy swearing at the
traffic officer who is only carrying
out orders. Get after the parking
committee—if you can find out
who they are.
* * *
Once you drive onto the university endowment lands you
come under the watchful eye of
the RCMP and their pet, Radar.
It's amazing to see that students
are so eager to get to UBC they're
willing to risk a $25 speeding
ticket. Going home the eagerness
is understandable but the ticket
hurts none the less for it.
Roadside bushes and trees
very effectively hide police and
radar. So watch it!
As we said, if you come to
UBC it's best not to drive.  .  .
This year first-year students
must take interest and aptitude
tests provided by the counselling
When you register you will be
required to show a form stating
you have taken the tests. So if
you    haven't    already    written
15 these soul and mind searching affairs get in touch with the counselling office as soon as possible.
Fear not. These little efforts do
not affect your academic standing
or social acceptability.
Trained and experienced counselors are available for consultation when you are planning your
courses, vocational aims, and
study habits.
If you try hard, you can find
them in the shacks along the
West Mall, among the "M" huts
(shack M-7, to be exact). Hours
are 8:30-5 Monday to Friday, and
8:30-12   Saturday.
If you're too far gone for local
help, outside assistance is available.
The counselling office has a
reading room in which information pertaining to courses at
other universities is available.
For advice (not to be confused with sympathy) on family, financial or personal problems, women should see the
Dean of Women (Dr. Helen Mc-
Crae) and men, the Dean of
Men (Walter H. Gage). Advice
on cc "ses can be obtained from
the head of the department involved or from the Deans.
Students who want a place to
put their books, lunches, smelly
gym shoes, or whatever, can
rent lockers in the Buchanan,
Physics and Engineering buildings for a nominal sum. If you
don't have a lock, you can buy
one for a dollar or so. Registration forms for lockers are available in the registration lineups.
Lockers are available in t h e
Memorial Gym for men taking
compulsory P.E. along with
towel rental. Apply at the
"cage" in the dressing room.
Health Service
The Health Service, located
in the Wesbrook Building at the
corner of East Mall and University Boulevard, maintains an
out-patient clinSc and a small
hospital for students registered
at the winter session. Its services are free, but the staff is
fully qualified, and patients do
not have to serve as guinea pigs
for students at the School of
Free TB tests and inoculations are given during the year.
Hours are from 8:15 to 4:45
Monday to Friday and 8:15-
11:45 Saturdays (or whenever
else you're near death).
First-year students are required
to present a health service certificate at registration filled out
by a doctor regarding a physical
examination. The certificate is
sent to students with the eligibility form.
Students should notify the
Health Service as soon as possible if they fall sick, and must
apply there for re-admission to
classes if they are absent for
more than a week. A doctor is
on call at all times for emergencies.
(NB—For those of you who
feel depressed after Christmas,
psychiatric service is also available).
The Medical Services Incorporated medical insurance plan,
first offered in the 1960-61 session is the only plan of its kind
in use at a North American University. It covers all surgical and
medical care received in a hospital and visits to a doctor resulting from an accident, and is
valid anywhere in the world. All
winter session students are eligible, and no medical examination
or questionnaire is required.
A new MSI plan for the 1962-63
season has been approved by the
University Administration. Yearly
dues are only $6.50 for single students (instead of $10) and $15 for
married students, payable to the
University during registration
week. The $15 rate covers the student, his spouse, and any unmarried
children under 19.
The plan covers all medical and
surgical care, inclusive of all necessary specialists, in hospital, at
home, or at a doctor's office.
The plan also includes X-rays
for continuing care of fractures,
dislocations, etc. The family plan
covers immediate maternity service, including pre-natal and postnatal care from a general practitioner, and in certain cases, extended maternity service.
. Details may be obtained from
the registrar or the AMS office in
Brock Hall.
Accident Benefit
This is a special AMS fund
set up to assist eligible members of the AMS who incur medical and similar expenses as a
result of accidental physical injury during the Winter Session.
The fund is not a form of insurance—it can only assist qualified recipients to the extent of
its year-to-year portion of the
A.M.S. Fee. As a result all students (and athletes in particular) are urged to avail themselves of the M.S.I, full year coverage available through the University.
Accidents incurred as a result
of skiing or mountaineering (unless incurred while representing
UBC) and most motor-vehicle
and other transportation accidents are not ordinarily covered
by this fund.
In the case of an accident the
student should attempt to obtain treatment from the University Health Service or if this
is not possible inform the Health
Service of the circumstances as
soon as possible.
Further details on the Fund
and Regulations can be obtained
from the A.M.S. Office.
UBC Proverb
"Defer, or better yet, abstain
from ascertaining through the
process of mathematical methods
the quantity of your juvenile poultry until they have first completed
the process of incubation."
17 Library
The University library has recently been renovated, enlarged,
rearranged and subdivided. (For
those of us who can't find our
way around, the staff gives lectures on the subject early in
the fall.)
The College Library,, located in
the new South Wing, has been
set aside for the use of first and
second year students. It contains
all the reference books required
in first and second year courses
and has study rooms with individual desks.
Books may be taken out for
one week, with a fine of 25 cents
per day on overdue volumes.
Some special reserve books may
be taken out for only two hours.
Here the fine is 25 cents per hour.
Don't say you weren't warned.
The Main Library is intended
for the use of senior students.
Its stacks are closed to first and
second year students except after 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and
after 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
(Before you yell discrimination,
just think how you would feel
if a herd of carefree frosh
romped through while you were
slaving on a graduating essay).
The College Library is open
Sunday afternoons for students
zealous enough to want to study
on a weekend. Despite these innovations, unfortunately, the
library is still crowded.
The bookstore, located on the
Main Mall at the Bus Stop, supplies text and note books, instruments (not musical) and general stationery. It also sells such
frills as popular magazines, nontext books, and gym strips.
Prices are said to be low since
the store is run by the University and the service is strictly
self-serve. Hours are 9 to 5,
Monday to Friday and 9 to noon
From the end of the session
until June 15 the bookstore will
buy used books in good condition, provided the next session
can use them.
During registration, supplies
can   be  bought   in  the  Field
House beside the Brock. (See
map, page 44) It's advisable to
buy your books early in registration week since most people
get theirs at the end.
Out-guessing Dior won't be
women students' major problem
at UBC. In fact, Freshettes will
find1 raincoats and rubber boots
main items of apparel.
Freshettes should:
• forget to wear their old
barn-yard jeans and high school
• ban bobby sox;
• and remember bermuda
shorts are great only if the legs
For classes, a skirt and a
sweater or blouse, or a basic
wool dress are acceptable. Flat-
heeled shoes are the most practical, but many co-eds totter
from pot hole to mudpuddle in
high heels. For football games,
slacks are fine.
An important item is a warm
coat. Students should make sure
that it's also rainproof unless
they happen to know when to
bring an umbrella. A handy
item is a fold-up umbrella which
can be carried in your purse between showers. Remember, a
large purse means that you
won't be spilling books and papers between every class. Also
summer clothes are seldom
For casual dances, wool dresses and heels are fashionable. For
the mixers, a rope is necessary
to drag your choice from the
walflower stag line.
Frosh Reception and Homecoming dances call for dressy
semi-formals and a knife to retain your square foot of dance
space, but dancers have been
seen in past years dancing on
each other in outfits ranging
from skirts and sweaters to
strapless formals.
Corn cob pipes and Daisy Mae
tops are in order for the special
dances such as the Farmer's
Frolic and Sadie Hawkins swing
and if you are invited to the
Engineers Ball, wear red but
don't go as Lady Godiva.
Dress simply and remember
there are 8,000 other outfits on
campus each day so you can't
possibly buy one of each to
make sure that you are in style.
You don't have to have a different outfit for each day. After all, most classes are only
every other day.
Male Dress
Campus men dress pretty
much as they please. Most faculties traditionally wear casual
clothes—but some customarily
wear a white collar outfit.
For dances, etc., men usually
wear suits or sports jackets.
More formal affairs call for
dark suits.
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19 THE CAIRN as it looked way back then. Now ivy covered, it sits on
Main Mall.
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The stuff that UBC is
made of. The past,
the present, and
the army huts
21 It all started when . . .
School mottos are too often peppy little slogans borrowed from
the Romans and aimed at stimulating unsteady youth to maintain
at least one noble ideal in adult life. For centuries students have
had their English kings pounded into them while trapped in such
moral girdles as "Keep Well The Road" or "I Will Keep the Faith"
or the schoolboy classic from a Scottish institution "Forwards and
Backwards" (reputed to have originated during the Romantic
UBC's motto, "Tuum Est",- has a dual translation—"It is
Yours" and the more challenging "It is Up to You." The spirit embodied in this maxim is the essential theme in the vigorous history
of our University. On the Main Mall stands a symbol of this spirit,
the Cairn, and it is around this monument that the story of our
University revolves.
A University for the province was first advocated in 1877 and
in 1890 the Legislature made an abortive attempt to establish the
institution — but the matter was deferred (no sense rushing these
things!). Eventual'y in 1907 an act was passed endowing the University with Crown Lands and UBC was incorporated the following year.
A commission selected Point Grey as the site for the proposed
university and thus provided UBC with what has been called "the
most beautiful campus in Canada" (disregard any remarks by
eastern exchange students). A tract of 3,000 acres lying between
the University and Vancouver was set aside by the government
so   that   University   revenue   might   be   provided   by   its   lease   or
sale. In March, 1955, the Bennett administration increased the
campus area from 548 to 1,000 acres, covering all the western tip
of Point Grey.
Competitive plans for four buildings to be erected immediately
were called for in 1912. Messrs. Sharp and Thompson of Vancouver were the successful candidates and were appointed University
architects — apparently for life. Shortly afterwards, clearing operations began and early in 1914 construction commenced on the
Science (now Chemistry) Building and on the Aggie barns. While
the Kaiser was looking for his "place in the sun", clouds gathered
over the Point Grey project and the bare girders of the Science
Building sat unattended until 1922.
ONE OF THE EARLIEST BUILDINGS on the campus was the
original science building. It now is the old wing of the chemistry
Despite this setback, UBC opened its doors in 1915 at the
aptly named "Fairview Shacks" on the Vancouver General Hospital grounds. First year enrollment was 379. Sherwood Lett (past
Chancellor of the University and now Chief Justice of the B. C.
Supreme Court) was elected first president of the University's
student organization — the Alma Mater Society.
Between 1916 and 1922, enrollment increased to 1176 students
but even by 1919, the inadequacy of the "shacks" was painfully
obvious. Rats were seen in the classrooms. The roofs were rumored
to be falling in. Overflow crowds in the "auditorium" were seated
in the rafters.
Classes were held in shacks, tents, a church basement,, attics,
and nearby homes. It was hardly the place for the social set to send
their wealthy waywards.
Early in 1922 the students began agitating for action in building the University at Point Grey. It was decided to petition the
government and enthusiastic (or was it desperate!) students held
a house to house canvas, set up a booth at the Pacific National
23 Exhibition, attended the Manufacturers' Dinner, addressed audiences from the stages of Vancouver theatres and over radio station CKCD (now a defunct "top dog"). One student set up a soap
box in a downtown pool hall. Another rode the Fairview street
car all day, collecting signatures.
Students made one final drive for signatures during "Varsity
Week" from October 22 to 29. At the close of the campaign, more
than 56,000 citizens had signed the petition demanding action from
the government. Six page boys were required to present the rolls
to the Legislature.
To climax the week a mammoth Saturday morning parade
moved through downtown Vancouver. One float was a giant sardine
can labelled "Sardines, Varsity Brand, Packed in Fairview." The
parade disbanded at Davie Street and students rode street cars to
Tenth and Sasamat. Disembarking, they marched over a horse trail
to the almost bare Point Grey campus. In protest against government inaction, each of them picked up a stone and laid it on a spot
in front of the uncompleted Science Building. Thus the Cairn was
The students' campaign and trek had immediate results. On
November 9, Premier John Oliver announced a government grant
of $1.5 million and construction commenced once more at Point
By Autumn, 1925, the Science Building, Library and a bloc
of semi-permanent structures were ready and UBC held its first
session on the new site.
Now the pace quickened. In 1927 the first student drive for
a gymnasium took place and the gym (now the Women's) opened
in 1929. During the depth of the depression the University budget
was cut and students protested with characteristic heartiness —
but to no avail.
Throughout the struggling thirties the tradition of undergraduates contributing to campus expansion grew steadily firmer.
The student union building, Brock Hall, was built in 1936, followed
in 1937 by the stadium and playing fields. The Armory was built
in 1941 and extended in 1943.
After the war came the deluge. Enrollment jumped to more
than 8,000 and the government granted $5 million for the new
education factory. More than 250 army huts were moved to the
campus for temporary (they are still in full use!) classrooms and
a hanger was brought in from Tofino airfield to serve as a supplement to the gym.
Enrollment dropped slightly as the veterans graduated, but
picked up in the middle 1950's and hasn't looked back since. Construction rallied in 1955 and has moved ahead rapidly — but it is
still losing the battle with enrollment, which is expected to swell
to 13,000 students in 1961-62.
By the fall of 1962, a vast array of buildings had sprung up on
the campus. Newest structures are: an addition to the chemistry building; a medical science building, the first unit of a projected health
sciences complex; a chemical engineering building; the first unit of
the fine arts center, and the first unit of the education faculty building. Several other buildings are on the drawing boards or in the
process of construction. The winter sports arena is expected to be
ready for use by February, 1963, and the student union building is,
still in the planning stages.
Despite these additional facilities, the University still needs
more permanent classrooms and is in desperate need of additional
student housing. In 1954, the government partially alleviated this
condition when it announced its intention of making $10 million
available to UBC over the next 10 years for capital development.
This grant was contingent on the University itself raising $10
million. Administration, faculty and students pitched into the
campaign with unbridled enthusiasm and the amount has been all
but raised. Every gimmick from TV commercials to door-to-door
canvassing was used.
Three years after the Great Trek, a permanent Cairn was
erected from the mound of stones that had been piled by the
trekkers. A scroll listing the 56,000 petition signatures was placed
inside, and the Cairn was sealed forever. The original petition ia
in the Provincial Archives.
Each year the Great Trek is commemorated by the Cairn Ceremony near the beginning of the year and the Great Trekker Award
presented at Homecoming to a UBC alumnus who has a long
record of outstanding service to the community and the University.
The spirit of the Great Trek continued throughout the years
and, in the 1956-57 term, when the need for increased housing
and other facilities became more pressing than usual, a Second
Great Trek was instituted. The students staged a gigantic campaign for support, obtained 200,000 signatures.
25 A strongly-worded student brief was prepared, only to be
flatly rejected by the Government. After numerous demonstrations, the Government apparently weakened and announced that
it would match dollar-for-dollar up to $10 million any donations
from industry, business and private individuals. The UBC Development Committee was set up to handle all contributions and nearly
$10 million has passed through the office of director Aubrey
Roberts. Housing and numerous other developments financed by
the development fund are now either finished or under construction.
In the spring of 1961, students voted 80 per cent in favor of
building an $800,000 student union building and a $500,000 winter
sports arena. The administration agreed to contribute $250,000 to
each structure. The sports arena will be in operation in early 1963
but the union building was held up when it was realized that $800,-
000 wouldn't be enough to build a satisfactory building. A professional planner was hired to look into the problems of constructing
a building large enough to serve the campus population. It was
decided that about $2.5 million is the minimum requirement. Intensive
planning and research into financing is now going on.
First source of money will be the $10 of the $24 student levy.
It Is likely that long-term loans will be based on this supply line.
In fact, students for the last two years have been paying for a building
they will likely never use. As usual, it's the student who pays.
However, maybe our children will get to romp in the "new Brock".
History was made in 1962, when Dr. Norman MacKenzie, president of the university since 1944, decided to retire at 67. He officially
retired as chief executive July 1. The new president is Dr. John B.
MacDonald, former professor of Microbiology at Harvard and director
of the famous Forsyth Infirmary there.
ULTRA-MODERN WING of one of UBCs original buildings.
When the soft-spoken Dr. MacKenzie came to UBC in 1944, there
were 2,300 students in three faculties. As he leaves, there are 13,500
students in 25 faculties. The success of his approach to solving the
problems of the University and its students is attested to by the
expansion and advancement chronicled here.
Flags hung at half-mast on the campus July 28, 1961, when Dr.
A. E. (Dal) Grauer died after a short illness. Dr. Grauer was serving
the second year of his second three-year term as chancellor and
chairman of the UBC board of governors. Tributes were paid to Dr.
Grauer by most leading Canadians and 1,800 people attended his
funeral Aug. 1. A special commemoration ceremony was held in
War Memorial Gymnasium Sept. 28.
Dr. Grauer contributed much in his chosen fields of education,
economics and business. As an educator, his contributions to the
growth and development of the University were important. He
worked closely with Dr. MacKenzie to cope with the "baby boom"
that flooded the University with students in the late 1950s. And he
brought to the job of chancellor a dignity and singleness of purpose
that did much to increase the stature of the institution.
Mrs. Phyllis G. Ross, wife of Frank M. Ross, former B.C. Lieutenant-Governor, was installed as the University's first woman chancellor at spring congregation ceremonies in May. She was elected
to fill the remainder of Dr. Grauer's term in the first election for
chancellor to be held at UBC.
On the lighter side, the University played host for the first time
to the King of the World. Homer Tomlinson arrived at UBC in the
fall, after making his way across Canada, visiting various universities
and crowning himself king of each university and the world in a
special ceremony. Each time, he assembled his portable throne and
placed his aluminum foil crown on his head, proclaiming himself
Much in the way of constructive advancement was achieved,
however, and as usual, students played a part. Alma Mater Society
pressure resulted in cancellation by the provincial government of
the five per cent sales tax on text books. Students are contributing
heavily to the winter sports arena.
The spirit of the Great Trek is a proud and energetic tradition
which, as you will see, continues on this campus today. It is the
spirit of UBC. Tuum Est.
27 Tradition of £elf-&eliance
The preceding little bit of historical UBC, dug up from dusty
files for the occasion, points again and again to UBC students'
tradition of self reliance.
The student body and the administration's policy toward it make
meaningful that tired-out motto, Tuum Est—it's up to you.
The students for example have full control over extra-curricular
activities. This particular area is handled by the Student Council
and its many committees.
And they have control of the discipline system through the
student court. Five senior students, two of them from the law
faculty, keep discipline within the student family through trials,
sentencing and punishment.
What, then, is expected from each individual student?
Not much. A little self-discipline and a watchful eye to see
that others employ the same.
What follows is a synopsis of the relevant sections of the AMS
constitution governing the "fast" side of campus life:
1. Gambling for money on the campus is at all times illegal.
2. It is illegal to drink intoxicating liquors at any University
function unless authorized by the Student Council and sanctioned
by the University administration.
3. Permission must be obtained from the Co-ordinator of activities before any publication or advertisement can be printed, distributed or sold on campus. (Would-be businessmen will usually
be given permission.)
The discipline committee may also prosecute for "any behav-
.ior deemed unbecoming to a student of the University." This
covers everything from writing on walls to social credit. The
fundamental concept is that you are expected to regulate your own
behavior according to university standards.
There are also a few rules concerning use of Brock Hall and
the women's residences (panty raids are prohibited.) But rules
are really few—and if you obey the few there are you won't find
your activities particularly restricted.
Generally, you can break the rules without getting caught—
so it's still TUUM EST.
THE CAIRN as it looks today, covered with tradition—and ivy.
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31 It's a way of life
Brock... more than a building
A student union building is expected to be the centre of extracurricular activities for union members. It is expected to provide
facilities for clubs and other private organizations and to house
student services operated by the student union (AMS).
The present building at UBC is somewhat inadequate in both
facilities and location but attempts are being made to alleviate the
situation. As it is now, the building is still far from useless and
will have to serve until supplementary structures can be built.
Brock Hall was officially opened in 1939 to commemorate the
life and work of Dean Reginald Brock and his wife Mildred. Both
died in an air crash in the summer of 1935.
A fire almost completely destroyed the building October 26,
1955, causing $175,000 damage. However, within six months, the
Brock was back in full operation.
To alleviate overcrowding in the main building, the Brock
Extension was opened in 1959. This provided space for the Art
Gallery, office space for clubs, a games room, and a barber shop.
A directory of Brock Hall and Extension is located in front of the
CoYege Shop on the main floor in the Extension.
Despite the opening of the Extension, overcrowding is still a
problem. To provide adequate student facilities, a proposed student Activities Centre will be built west of the War Memorial Gym.
In the Extension Art Gallery and throughout the building
is a collection of contemporary Canadian art. The collection is constantly being added to and was enlarged when Maclean's Magazine
donated several paintings on the occasion of B.C.'s Centenary, in
The building and extension were built with student money
and the art collection is financed by a small portion of each student's AMS fee.
The business offices of the students' society are located in
the south end of the building. The office is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
weekdays and Saturday morning.
The office staff's chief service is dispensing information. They
also handle tickets for most campus and some downtown activities.
Every AMS group is required to clear its functions, whether
held on or off campus, with the booking clerk, in the AMS office.
The office provides accounting services for all clubs and requires all purchase orders to be cleared with the business manager.
Mimeographing facilities are also available for club use at nominal
Stuck into little corners here and there are the offices of the
individual student councillors such as the AMS president. Ask at
the AMS business offices to find out who you want for your particular problem and where his office is located.
The common room is located upstairs in the north end of the
old Brock. It is a small lounge area equipped with a television set,
and is open for TV viewing every evening. The common room was
once called, for some unknown reason, the stage room.
The AMS operates a games room in the Brock extension. Pool
and table tennis facilities are provided and an attendant is always
on duty. To cover expenses a small charge per game is levied. The
room is open from 12:30 noon until 10 p.m., except for a brief
period at 5:30 when the manager fortifies himself against the
rough evening to come.
The card room is in the South Brock basement. Cards are provided free of charge. Since gambling is prohibited there is no house
rake-off, but the establishment is raided periodically by student
The main lounge makes up the greater portion of the main
building, and is used for functions such as luncheons, dinners and
student dances. During the World Series, two TV sets are set up
for the benefit of baseball fans. Football filberts get to watch the
Grey Cup game.
Co-eds in the Brock are provided with a special haven known
as the Mildred Brock Room. This "ladies only" common room is on
the main floor just north of the Brock lounge. It is decorated and
maintained by the Associated Women Students.
The college shop is operated by the students, for the students,
supplying everything from beer mugs to blazers. It is located in the
Brock extension in the main hallway.
Prices are set to allow the shop to meet expenses — not to
make a high profit. The purpose of the store is to provide a service for the students. Last year, the shop made a profit of $1850 on
$22,000 worth of sales. Profits go into the AMS general fund.
The College Shop is operated by a student manager (usually in
Commerce)  who is responsible to the AMS business manager and
the Student Council. Policy is set by the College Shop Committee.
Merchandise for sale includes drug items, jewellery, sweaters,
crests, umbrellas, blazers, shirts, ties and slacks, lecture supplies,
pocket books, university jackets and mugs. Prices are generally
lower than elsewhere.
Shop hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All personnel are students.
Students can buy things at the shop that aren't available anywhere else, and they are encouraged to come in and look over the
merchandise. College Shop officials have contacts with various suppliers and can obtain many items for students upon request.
Also located in the Brock is a private barber shop operated
by Peter Van Dyke. It is known as the campus barber shop and is
located on the lower floor of the Brock Extension.
Peter rents the space from the Alma Mater Society. He
charges union rates.
FINE ARCHITECTURE: UBC's new Fine Arts building.
Student (jotietnwnt
How to be a tyrant in one
easy lesson. Bring your
own ammunition. We
supply the blue blazers.
Each and every Monday night in a smoke-filled, tantrum-rocked
back room in Brock Hall, there occurs a raucous riot of ribaldry
known as the Student Council meeting.
Dedicated to belief in the Wisdom and Ultimate Justification
of Moderation, and collectively translating Tuum Est as "It's all
yours, brother," this is your Student Council in action. (And you
are invited to come and watch, if you dare).
35 Once you've registered, you're automatically a member of the
Alma Mater Society — along with about 13,000 other people. The
governing body of the AMS is the aforementioned Student Council
It is the function of this Council to initiate policy, head committees on student affairs and facilities, represent student opinion
on boards and committees, organize campus-wide activities such
as Homecoming and Frosh Orientation, and generally confuse the
public with ambiguous statements in The Ubyssey.
The Council's 24 members must also administer a budget of
more than $550,000, co-ordinate the activities of all student groups,
maintain contact between students and the University administration and general public, and cater to the extra-curricular demands
of the student body. At year's end, most of them get roaring drunk.
UBC's Council is unique among such groups in Canada as its
deliberations are conducted solely by students and it is responsible
only to the student body.
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Each year there is a special open meeting of the Student
Council, usually in Brock Lounge, to allow new students to
acquaint themselves with the dubious workings of our student      1
government  system.   All   meetings   are   open,   but   spectator
seating  is   limited   (but   rarely   filled).
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Council members may be identified by their blue-blazers and
beleaguered expressions. They may be approached at any time. You
have only your head to lose. The busiest of them spend from 40 to
50 hours a week on student affairs.
The executive of the Council, elected on a campus-wide basis,
is concerned with the day-to-day details of student government
The President of the AMS is the chief executive. He is
responsible to the students for all the actions of the executive. He
represents the students in all phases of activity — in negotiations
with the administration and the provincial government,, for example.
The Treasurer and the Secretary handle the customary duties
such positions entail.
The Co-ordinator of Activities is responsible for making sure
that two events aren't scheduled for the same room at the same
time, for managing the Brock, and for issuing late permits and
The two-vice-presidents are responsible for all the work the
others can't handle as well as for maintaining friendly relations
between all the other campus organizations and the Council.
Not getting called to the bar
often enough is the only complaint
AMS President Doug Stewart has
about being a law student. Before
joining the black robe set, Doug
attended Victoria College and was
student president. After coming to
UBC he worked on the NFCUS and
Open House Committees and then
was elected Co-ordinator of Activities.
A glutton for punishment, Malcolm Scott is beginning his second
consecutive year as AMS Treasurer.
Always cast in tho role of financial
"heavy" (if you see him, you'll
know why), Malcolm usually has
bursitis in one shoulder from the
dampness left by various treasurers
crying on his shoulder about their
desperate need for more money.
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Red-headed Barb Bennett adds a |
little sex appeal to a pretty dull |
group. As official council minute j|
woman, Barb is responsible for all |
minutes, contracts, records, and §
reports, and must ensure that they J
are typed, copied, coded and filed— |
so that next year's council will |
have plenty of scratch pad material. |
37 1st
Vice 'President
A renegade engineer, who
doubles as a Brock-type but is an
engineer at heart, Peter Shepard is
expected to act as the council sparkplug from his first-vice-president's
chair. Peter, who has held many
positions on campus, is credited
with revitalizing the once-apathetic
Frosh class when he was Frosh
president in 1959-60. He is familiar
with the lily pond.
Vice "President
Ed Lavalle's mission in life is to
let everybody know he's around. As
second vice-president, his major
job is public relations, a job for
which he is admirably suited. Two
years on the Editorial Board of The
Ubyssey trained him for his post.
He is best known for the reams of
publicity he got for the World
University Service bedpush.
An Aggie from away back, Bernie
Papke is expected to give out with
a hog call at a student council
meeting any day now. Actually,
Bernie, this year's Co-ordinator of
Activities, is now in Graduate
Studies. But, with pressures of his
job, allocating rooms, keys, etc, he
may well revert to his Aggie background. He was assistant treasurer
last year.
Undergrad societies
The 17 undergraduate societies form the constituencies in
student government elections. Each student is represented directly
on the student council by the president of his undergraduate society.
Fourteen of the presidents are elected in the Spring and take
office at the Spring General Meeting in March. The other three,
including the Frosh president, are elected in the Fall. The president
elected the previous Fall represents these faculties until the new
president is elected.
It is expected that the undergraduate society presidents will
deal primarily with matters of policy, leaving the execution of it
to the six members of the executive described above.
The societies have their own executives and committees and
sponsor activities for their own members and for the campus at
large. The purpose of the present system of student government
is to unify the activities of the individual faculties.
The undergraduate societies and their presidents are listed
Agriculture   Frank Millerd
Architecture  _ Brian Fisher
Arts  _ ..Michael Coleman
Commerce „ _..R. Lloyd Martin
Education  Jolyon Hallows
Engineering  John Montgomery
Forestry      Gary Nielsen
Frosh    Ed Yewchin*
Graduate Studies- _ Ronald Tse
Home Economics   Pat Wray
Law    Sam Merrifield
Medicine   Ron Wong
Nursing._ _  Jo-Ann Crawford*
Pharmacy....   Ray Jang
Physical Education „ „. Norman Olenick
Science _   Don Farish
Social Work...    Reg Peters*
•The three presidents marked will be replaced when elections
are held in the Fall.
The only non-voting member of the council is the Editor of the
Ubyssey. This year the Editor is Keith Bradbury.
39 For Frosh only
All first year students are automatically members of the
Frosh Undergraduate Society—the largest undergrad society on
the campus with an expected 4,000 members this year.
It is the only undergrad society on campus run on the parliamentary system. The Council is composed of nearly 100 members
—one from each first year English class. It meets monthly to pass
judgment upon the actions of the executive.
The first things freshmen do after arriving on campus and
taking part in Frosh Orientation are elect class reps and the eight-
member Frosh executive. The campus-wide elections for the executive take place during the second week in October.
The president, besides being responsible for the actions of his
executive, is automatically a member of the Student Council. He
must be prepared to spend about 20 hours a week at his job. He
is held responsible by the Engineers for the actions of any and all
The executive is composed also of: vice-president, treasurer, secretary, two athletic reps, executive member and chairman of special events.
Besides keeping minutes, etc., the secretary represents freshettes on the Associated Women Student's Council. The treasurer's
duty is to ask the AMS for a huge grant and, when turned down,
present and balance a reasonable budget. The athletic reps organize intramural teams.
The special events chairman co-ordinates frosh activities. His
biggest task is to organize Frosh Week, a miniature Mardi Gras
which takes place in the second term. Now traditional, it usually
includes  dances, debates, skating and skiing parties.
Two non-voting members are appointed: the public relations
and the newsletter editor. The editor produces a monthly newsletter and a four-page Frosh newspaper, The Oddyssey, modelled
very roughly on The Ubyssey.
The key to success for the Frosh class is early organization.
If everyone knows the score by election time in October, a good
executive can be elected. If not, anything can happen.
The purpose of this book and of the Frosh Orientation pro-'
gram is to help speed up the process of getting organized.
General meetings-elections
Students hold ultimate control in the University's student
government system. This control is exercised through the medium
of general meetings and elections.
The Alma Mater Society schedules its annual General Meeting
in March. Besides providing an excuse (they need one?) for the
Engineers and Aggies (not to mention the Foresters) to blow off
a little steam, the meeting gives students a chance to legislate on
matters beyond the powers of the Student Council and to impress
its views upon the incoming council.
The president and treasurer of the Society are required to
make reports to the meeting.
Changes in the constitution and capital expenditures of more
than $1,000 must be approved by the meeting. Money bylaws may
also be passed by referendum.
Either 1,000 or 15 per cent of the active members (those who
hold valid AMS cards), whichever is larger, constitutes a quorum.
Last year the General Meeting failed to obtain a quorum and
as a result several important constitutional changes were not passed—
including one to lower the quorum requirement to 10 per cent.
Our ever-resourceful Student Council will try to beat the vicious
circle by holding a referendum to lower the quorum. The referendum
will be followed by a special Fall General Meeting.
Students who are dissatisfied with Student Council actions
or who, for any other reason, feel that a General Meeting is necessary may petition the Council. A meeting will be held if 100
members sign a petition and the Student Council approves the
The constitution states that the Council must call a General
meeting if five per cent of the membership (student body) signs
a petition calling for one.
The six members of the executive are elected in two slates in
February. All students are eligible to vote. Elected on the first slate
are the president, second vice-president and secretary. Treasurer,
first vice-president and co-ordinator of activities are elected on the
second slate one week later.
Campaign managers put up banners and posters. They are
limited to $25 each for campaign expenditures.
41 From your pocket . . .
The AMS finances its various projects and activities by levying
a $24 AMS fee that is collected from all students by the University. This fee is set by a general student body referendum.
There are three distinct parts to this fee: voluntary building fund levies, constitutionally set per student grants to various
activities and agencies, and the general fund. See illustration below.
Building f=uno levies ; 4*( %
constitutional levyi 20%
GE.NER.fKL   FUNtiSs 24%
MAaa/NS MUST flg  5%
The Building Fund levy is $10 per student per year and will
continue to be collected until the currently approved building projects,  a  Student  Union building  and   a  winter  sports   arena,   are
paid for. This building fund levy was authorized by a referendum
in the Spring of 1961.
The remaining $14 per student fee is the basic fee and it will
continue at that level until changed by further student referendum. This amount is split between constutional levies on one hand
and general funds on the other. The constitutional levies are as
Mens Athletics   $4.30 per student
W.U.S.C     1.00 per student
Womens Athletics  80 per student
Brock Hall Sinking Fund 50 per student
Accident Benefit fund ..__ 40 per student
Brock Art Fund  (est.)        .12 per student
The $6.38 left consists of the general funds and the five per cent
compulsory margin. The probable application of these general funds,
$5.38 per student last year, is illustrated on the next page.
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Schedule I — Campus Activities and Events
Academic Symposium Local NFCUS Committee
Frosh Orientation Native Canadian Fellowship
Frosh Retreat Radio and TV Society
High School Conference Special Events
Leadership Conference
Schedule II — Publications
(individual publications described under publications)
Publications Administration The Ubyssey (newspaper)
The Bureaucrats' Bible Tuum Est (student handbook)
Raven (literary magazine) Totem   (yearbook)
Pique  (humor magazine) Student Telephone Directory
Schedule III — AMS Administration
Office Salaries
Student Government Expenses
Stationery and Office Costs
Honoraria, Gifts, Donations
Telephone and Telegraph
Audit and Legal Charges
Bank Charges
Public Relations
Repairs and Maintenance
As the total income from all sources during the next year will
exceed $550,000, you are urged to take an active interest in how
the money is handled. The General Budget is drawn up by the
Treasurer and approved by Students' Council early in the Fall. Details of the past year's finances and of this year's budget will appear in The Ubyssey early in October. Financial requests not included in the budget are first evaluated by the Finance Committee,
composed of the Treasurer and six other students, and then by
Students' Council at their regular meeting.
Further information can be acquired from the AMS office.
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45 Committees
Student Council has the power — but the committees do the
Committee workers vary from the intellectuals on the Academic Symposium Committee to the "Athletic supporters" on the
Men's Athletic Association. They're all efficient and they all wear
continental clothes.
If you really want to find them, look in the Brock Cafeteria—
that's where they do most of their work. And if you want to join
them, just say so—and then stand back.
(Actually, if you really want to join a committee, the thing to do
is find out at the AMS office who the chairman is and contact
him. Also, notices appear from time to time in The Ubyssey asking for
applications for membership on various committees.)
The pillars of the system are the council committees. These
do the day-to-day work of keeping student government, the student activities and Brock Hall in operation.
Council committees are usually chaired by councillors and are
composed of both councillors and other students.
Some of them are "fly-by-night" operations—set up to do a
particular job—they vanish when no longer needed (and sometimes before, if it looks like the workload might be too heavy).
FINANCE COMMITTEE: The AMS treasurer is traditionally chairman   of   this   committee.   Two   other   councillors   and   four   non-
councillors help Scott keep a close watch on AMS finances. They
are expected to be experts on money and our lack of it.
The committee handles all budget requests and makes recommendations to the Council on all matters monetary. The budget is
usually tight. But then, so usually are AMS treasurers. Student Council must approve all finance committee decisions before they become law.
responsible for running the student union building.
The group sets policy for allocating space to clubs and other
organizations. This is always fun as there is about half as much
space as is needed and about 25 per cent of what is requested.
The Co-ordinator of Activities and his jolly crew skulk around
the Brock looking for untidy rooms, or illegal activity—so they
can throw somebody out and work another clamoring group in.
47 The committee also controls a fixed grant for improvements
in the building—clubs, including undergraduate societies, may apply (beer coolers don't rate).
The limited space available is usually allocated on the basis
of the group's size, the use the facilities would be put to, and the
service the group may render to the campus.
The committee also runs those dirty old huts behind the
also heads this committee. It is charged with administering the
student accident aid scheme. Composed of Scott and representatives from men's and women's athletics, the committee decides
which claims against the fund are legit and which are not.
DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE: Chaired by the Law Undergraduate
Society president, this committee investigates all complaints regarding
student behavior, and prosecutes before student court when it feels
it has a case.
STUDENT BUILDING COMMITTEE: This committee will be
very much in the news this year. It is charged with the task of
planning the University's proposed student union building and
$500,000 winter sports arena (of course, the University administration has a few words to say about it, too).
The committee will select the overall design of the building and,
guided by a recent campus survey, plan the building in detail according to student request. Cost pf the building will probably range from
$1 to $3 million.
ALUMNI COMMITTEE: liaison with the Alumni Association.
COLLEGE SHOP COMMITTEE: sets College Shop policy.
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISIONS: Keeps tabs on constitutional loopholes and tries to plug them.
ELIGIBILITY COMMITTEE: makes sure all student officers
and athletes are academically eligible.
HOUSING COMMITTEE: deals with all student housing problems.
LIBRARY COMMITTEE: assists administration in controlling
amount of noise in the library. Comes under the Associated Women
Students (perhaps because women make most of the noise.)
LITTER COMMITTEE: has to do with dirt—not dogs.
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE: an informal committee that
encourages capable people to run for ofice. It presents no slate
and makes no recommendations.
PARKING COMMITTEE: represents student interests in parking negotiations.
second vice-president, this committee is in charge of building a good
public image for UBC students. It also works to publicize, student
These committees (plus others not yet constituted) handle
most student problems. If you wish to contact one, you can obtain
the necessary information from any student councillor or by asking at
the AMS office in Brock Hall.
The standing committees are more autonomous than council
committees — as they are usually chaired and staffed by students
who specialize in the field and they work more on their own
They run their activities and handle their problems with less
reference to Student Council. They are still responsible to council,
however, and may be overruled by the Council. The chairmen are
apointed by the Council — usually at a joint meeting of the incoming and outgoing councils in the spring.
UNIVERSITY CLUBS COMITTEE: This is the official lobby
for the University's 80-90 student clubs. The president generally calls
an organization meeting early in the fall term.
The UCC executive meets weekly to discuss and attempt to
solve problems presented to it by the various clubs. Suggestions are
made to the Student Council that may improve the lot of clubs. The
UCC has an office in the Brock.
Each year, UCC Honorary Awards are presented to students
giving outstanding service in the field of clubs.
this subversive organization seems to be the promotion of the
ideology of women's rights. (It also puts on mock debates on chastity).
"OZ" sponsors many social and educational events for co-eds
(and friends) such as the Big and Little Sister Banquet during
Frosh Week; Fall and Spring fashion shows; Co-ed (or Sadie
Hawkins) Day (an attempt to usurp the traditional social privileges of men); the annual Awards Banquet.
The governing council (elected reps from every undergraduate
society and from the Dorms, Acadia Camp, Phrateres, Pan-Hellenic
Society and the Women's Athletic Directorate) meets weekly to
discuss and organize these activities.
49 UNDERGRADUATE SOCIETIES COMMITTEE: Two representatives from each undergraduate society, elected in the spring
term, make up this committee. It's purpose is to co-ordinate the
activities of the societies and to handle such work as putting on
two yearly blood drives and other charity campaigns.
The group's future is somewhat uncertain, now that Undergrad Society presidents sit on Student Council. Squabbles between
the engineers and the aggies may now be settled on a higher level.
are the student groups in charge of the University athletic program. They are dealt with more fully in the section on athletics
(page 63).
STUDENTS: Externally, NFCUS is sort of like the Canadian
Medical Association. It looks out for the interests of its members.
Internally, it tries to promote greater understanding and co-operation among Canadian universities and student groups.
Students at most Canadian universities are members. The
fee is 50 cents per student. There is an additional levy of 10 cents
per student that is optional.
Canadian students may now reap financial benefits from
the work of the NFCUS executive. Speaking as the representative
body for Canadian students, the executive has been asking for
greater tax exemptions for students. In 1961, Mr. Fleming complied.
The student lobby, organized in 1926, is still working for more
financial aid and a still better tax deal. (Now, you can deduct fees,
but not book costs).
Internationally, NFCUS works through the International Student Conference and UNESCO to develop the idea of participation
by Canadian students in the world community. NFCUS has formed
a network of student representatives abroad to provide a voice for
Canada at conferences. Aid in the form of scholarships, books and
medical supplies is given by NFCUS to overseas students. A work
camp is maintained in South America.
NFCUS also offers inter-regional exchange scholarships (25-
30 students travel), a travel department, the annual National
Seminar and the national debating championship.
The local NFCUS committee deals with the same problems
of lobbying and promoting understanding in B.C. It presents briefs
to the provincial government and tries to educate the public about
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department for UBC student government. The local committee
operates photography, art and literary contests that are judged at
the national level.
The UBC committee has traditionally had a strong voice at
the NFCUS national congress, heM in the fall. This is the governing body of NFCUS. UBC is usually represented by the local chairman,    the    student    president    and    one    other    student    official.
UBC is famous among world universities for having been the
originator of the bed-pushing craze.
Innovations such as this are an important part of the committee's work—but they don't stop there. The local committees' jobs
• include arranging exchange scholarships, looking after exchange
scholars at UBC, and generally acting as the external affairs department (international) for the Alma Mater Society.
World University Service of Canada is one of the 42 national
units of WUS — the organizational focus for international student
activity. Its headquarters are in Geneva.
Its objectives are ta promote inter-university contact, understanding and co-operation. Aid is given to needy students and universities. Seminars and conferences are held all over the world.
WUS carries out a world-wide program of mutual aid and education through its International Program of Action.
Each student contributes one dollar per year through his
AMS fee to support the IPA and the UBC committees' extensive
scholarship  program.
CONFERENCE COMMITTEES: Each year there are several
conferences held on and off the campus. They vary from seriou3 to
fractured. There is a separate committee for each of the following:
Academic Symposium, Frosh Retreat, High School Conference,
Leadership Conference. Chairmen of these committees may be contacted through the AMS office in Brock Hall.
HOMECOMING COMMITTEE: Homecoming is UBC's biggest
yearly bash and the Homecoming committee is in charge of it.
The committee organizes the two dances, the Queen contest, Pep
Rally and entertainment at the basketball and football games.
With "name" entertainers and lots of pretty girls, the Pep Rally
and dance, which is usually held both Friday and Saturday nights on
a fall weekend to accommodate the hordes of eager students, the
Homecoming celebration is always a great success. Even the grads
have fun.
SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE: The Alma Mater Society program features an extensive variety of guest performers. The booking agent for these distinguished artists, speakers, poets, and
entertainers is the Special Events Committee.
On a budget of about $4,000, this committee brings a large
number of top entertainers and speakers to the campus each year.
It also co-operates with the Arts Undergraduate Society to produce a
second-term Festival of Arts. Events are usually free (or at a nominal
charge) and are presented at noon to give most students an opportunity to attend.
HONORARY ACTIVITY AWARDS COMMITTEE, this committee, made up of former winners, decides who is going to receive the Alma Mater's Society's highest honor.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE: presents briefs to the government, etc.
BROCK ART COMMITTEE: looks after Brock art display.
FOOD SERVICES COMMITTEE: hears students complain
about the food and tries to do something about it.
EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE: tries to ensure that students
can get summer jobs.
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53 ONE OF THE ENTERTAINERS who are brought to campus during
the year.
In this section you'll
find typical clubsters,
pubsters and well-
conditioned athletes. A-pubbing we will go
The Alma Mater Society and other related groups (some, like
the Engineers, distantly related) publish each year several booklets, pamphlets, yearbooks and one incomparable newspaper.
In charge of the financial operation of AMS publications and
fatherly advisor to.all the others is the Co-ordinator of Publica-
He calls for bids, awards contracts and generally harasses any
editor who spends too much on stamps in a frantic attempt to
balance his budget of about $60,000 ($25,000 from the students and
the rest from advertising and other sources).
His closest buddy is the AMS advertising manager, Laurie
Frisby, who tries his level best to get a large commission and thus,
as a side effect, brings in piles of advertising revenue for the
Described below are the most important student publications:
The Ubyssey
The Ubyssey is the campus sounding board for vagrant
opinions, persistent plugs, pseudo-humor, caustic comment, campus news, risque photography, and good! fun (especially for the
. The staffers, or Pubsters, as they have come to be known,
carry on a tradition richer than Fort Knox and longer almost than
that of the University itself.
From the gloomy north basement of Brock Hall have emerged
some of Canada's best-known journalists and writers—Eric Nicol,
Pierre Berton, and (gasp)—Jack Wasserman.
Three days a week, the pubsters create a masterpiece in newsprint, and scatter their dead thoughts over the campus. The Ubyssey
also produces a monthly magazine—an edition containing longer
feature stories and articles by members of the faculty.
From September to March, some 72 issues (or 575 pages) of
campus news are gleaned by eager student readers, who pay the
modest sum of just over a dollar for the year's subscription (in
their AMS fee).
Copies are distributed at about 11:30 each Tuesday, Thursday,
and Friday morning at a dozen points on the campus.
The  staff  of  approximately  50  is  recruited  from  bright-eyed
frosh, dull-eyed upperolassmen, but mostly, from last year's staff.
Most who join the Pub for one year find an irresistible urge to
return year after year, much like ducks. Not that they're a bunch
of quacks, mind you.
The paper is directed by the Editor-in-chief, who is appointed
by Student Council on recommendation of the previous year's editorial board. He then selects a new editorial board to help him with
the gargantuan task of producing The Ubyssey.
The Ubyssey is a member of Canadian University Press — an
association of University newspapers across Canada that maintains
a wire service to provide members with news on happenings on
, Canadian campuses.
Last year, The Ubyssey shared with the University of Toronto
paper the Southam Trophy, awarded annually to the best university
newspaper in the country.
You can become a member of The Ubyssey staff simply by
dropping around to the offices in the North Brock basement and
filling out an application form.
There are jobs for every taste: writing and reporting, photography, layout, proofreading, typing, filing, engraving—you name
it, it's there.
Services to students include 'Tween Classes, a daily notice section
in which clubs may advertise coming events, and a classified section
where students can publicize things they've lost, found, or want to
sell. 'Tween Classes notices can be placed free in The Ubyssey
Office, while classified and general advertising is handled by the Coordinator of Publications' office, Brock 201.
At the University of B.C., Totems are large wooden poles and
small paper books. The former can be had anytime during the
year the latter only once—usually late March or April.
Totems of the first kind can be bought for an astronomical
number of seashells or sealskins, which are rare in these parts.
Fortunately for UBC students, copies of the latter kind can be had
for a mere four skins (if ordered while registering in September)
or five skins later on.
This Totem, of course, is the student yearbook—a motley collection of candid camera shots and risque captions—produced annually by a crew of bearded Brocktypes (actually, Brock Extension
types, which is even worse).
The book is put together by a large staff of writers, photographers, and coffee-drinkers, headed by the Editor •
57 Because the high-quality Totem is expensive to produce, a
limited number of Totems are printed. Students are advised to
order a copy in advance to be sure of getting one.
Student Telephone Directory
Want to take out that cute blond that sits across from you in
English? Then check her name in the Student Telephone Directory,
the little yellow book that used to be known as Bird Calls.
This informative directory is an alphabetical listing of each
student's name, year and course, address and phone number. It
frequently lists the home town address of boarding students.
The book also contains a list of all campus coming events, and
all the athletic schedules for next term.
The Bird Ca31s staff of 12 to 15 is headed by the editor and Advertising Manager. Under these two come the staff of typists, filing
clerks and extra help.
The chief problem in publishing the directory is reading the
names and addresses on the cards which students filled out during
"People at the university level just don't know how to print,"
muttered the harrassed editor.
The fly-by-night publication that handles articles written
by literary-mad students is entitled, appropriately, Raven. Students
are encouraged to submit poems, short stories,, satirical pieces, and
familiar essays to Raven, care of Dave Bromige, the only student
editor with a moustache.
Raven began publication in 1955, and has appeared sporadically
since. It provides budding essayists and poets with a publishing
Raven has a reading audience of more than 1,000—both students (who pay a mere 35 or 50 cents) and the downtown public.
Articles submitted for this year's first edition of Raven should
be turned in by the first week in October. English 100 students can
still obtain copies of last year's Raven which contained reviews
of seven first-year novels at the bookstore.
Rureaucrats9 Ribte
A new publication on the campus is the exclusive Bureaucrats'
Bible — a book with a limited circulation that tells all.
All the secrets, that is, of being an effective club or undergrad
society executive. It tells you how to make bookings, budgets, etc.
And how to sneak unauthorized expenditures past AMS Business
Manager Ron Pearson.
The Dook is being given away free to executives only but if .
you're really keen, the AMS brass will probably slip you one under
the table for a price. .
This dull (dull because no light has shone from it for the past
few years) publication is the campus humour magazine. Insufficient humorous articles have been submitted to the editors of
Pique lately to warrant publishing the book — and that's not
funny. It seems the students of this University would rather turn
their talents to English essays, if you can imagine it. At last report, certain subversive campus types were trying to reincarnate
Pique for the coming year. What ever became of Bridey Murphy?
Athletic Handbooks
The Women's Athletic Association annually produces a small
dossier full of pertinent information (no phone numbers or other
statistics) regarding women's athletics. These are given to freshettes somewhere in the registration lineup in September.
The Men's Athletic Association have decided to follow suit,
and again will put an MAA booklet on the market. It,
too will contain juicy details about UBC's athletes. It is rumoured
to even include the exclusive private-life expose story of Frank
Gnup's early childhood. Shame, shame, Frank.
Faculty Publications
The Engineers, in co-operation with the Nurses, put out the
annual Slipstick. The Engineers themselves publish the weekly
Red Sheet, a risque mimeographed news and joke sheet. Once a
year, during Engineering Week, they produce their big edition,
the Red Rag, a libelous little publication which is read more widely
on campus than Lady Chatterly's Lover.
The Agricultural Undergraduate Society's annual is the Aggies
11 and their news sheet, the Straws in the Wind. They publish an
information handbook given to first year Aggies and the yearly
The UBC Foresters is the annual published by the Forestry
Undergraduate Society. The Foresters also put out an annual 700-
page handbook.
Education    students   publish    the    almost-weekly    Gooch    as
59 their news sheet. They don't have an annual of their own, but during Education Week, they produce a four-page Edyssey modelled
on The Ubyssey.
The Arts Undergraduate Society produces a monthly faculty
edition, The Artisan, which is distributed in Buchanan.
Commercemen spend their time putting out the annual Ledger
and their weekly Balance Sheet.
This year will probably see a move to eliminate some of the
smaller faculty annuals, and an attempt to incorporate them under
THERE GOES A FRESHMAN into the vast labyrinth of computer-
land! At UBC, everyone becomes a number and is catalogued.
We have clubs
How many now? 75? 100?
UBC's club philosopsy is simple — something for everyone.
This is one feature of the University of British Columbia student body that sets it apart from other Canadian Universities.
At UBC most students realize there is more to an education
than purely academic aspects and even more important, they have
provided themselves with the facilities to pursue other aims as
a part of university life.
On this campus there are more clubs than yau can shake
(if you'll pardon the expression) a club at. At last count they
numbered somewhere near the hundred mark, and since then some
have died and others have sprung up, so it's still about the same.
Some freshmen over-indulge in club spirit and find themselves
with a finger in many things other than education. For husband
hunters this is fine, but most people are looking for an education.
The usual procedure is to join one or two depending on how
active you wish to be in- them. The more clubs, the less time for
the activities in each one.
Late in September the clubs get together for Clubs Day, their
yearly "circus" in the armoury. At this time many of them erect
weird looking booths and try to "out-member" the opposition.
This wiU be your opportunity to see what than various clubs
and organizations offer and how much it will cost you to join.
(Fees are low—according to club officials.)
Club activities are financed by money-raising projects such
as dances and membership fees. Part of the $24 AMS fee helps to
subsidize the clubs.
The following pages will help to give you a rough idea of
what to expect in the line of clubs and organization. The list is
not complete as we have no doubt by the time you arrive some
other interest group will oand together and start "another one."
61 Alliance Francaise
Alliance Francaise is reported to
lure prospective members with free
wine and to entertain regulars with
parties such as the "Picasso picnic."
Ostensibly, the club's purpose is
to encourage conversational French
and to promote interest in France
and French-speaking countries. The
club is non-political and gets no
particular boot from Real Caouette.
It offers a scholarship for a six-
week paid trip to France. Wine,
women and song, of course, are
Badminton Club
If you have a yen to play badminton but feel you might not
make the Varsity team, you might'
try the badminton club.
Regular workouts are held in the
field house and Memorial gym three
nights a week.
If you went to play only periodically, show up at the gym with
the better part of $1 and you might
be able to muscle in on members
practice time.
A moderate social schedule is
Alpha Omega Society
The Alpha Omega Society, composed of students of Ukrainian descent, promotes the study of Ukrainian culture as a contribution to
Canadian cultural development.
All students of Ukrainian descent
are automatically members of the
society, but only those paying a
membership fee are entitled to
Lectures on Ukrainian history,
music and literature are held
throughout the year.
Aqua Society
A sage once said that most freshmen are all wet, and that's the
reason Aqua Soc has wide appeal.
Actually, it has to do with skin-
diving, and members offer instruction and demonstration for beginners.
The club makes practice dives in
Empire Pool, takes trips to dives
such as the Gulf Islands, Whyte-
Cliff, Horseshoe Bay and Pender
Harbor to fill out its program.
The club has an excellent safety
record or tight-lipped members, because no reports of members being .
injured or hurt have leaked out.
Archaeology Society
According to some people, the
UBC campus contains more 'fossils'
than any other area in the country,
except perhaps the University of
Toronto. If you're interested in
the antiques, and aren't satisfied
with a close study of your professors, the Archaeology Society will
attempt to satisfy you.
The group sponsors lectures,
field trips and guest speakers.
Biology Club
. Purpose of the Biology Club is to
promote an interest in the various
biological fields. Field trips, lectures, debates and, of course, parties are scheduled.
Volleyball and badminton games
are held weekly in the gym.
Bridge and Chess Gab
If you  like  sophisticated  gambling, the bridge and chess  club
may be for you. Daily play and •
tournaments are held in any available room in the Brock. .
Only one sure way of winning
has been discovered by members—
Camera Club
Complete darkroom and studio
facilities are provided by the camera club located in the Brock Extension. Instruction in all fields
of photography is abundantly available and profusely offered.
Camera Club's biggest show of
the year comes with the Ben Hill-
Tour salon, in which <neir best
work is on display.
Caribbean Students Association
Students from the West Indies
belong to this social group for parties and to meet friends. Members
are from the countries of the west
Indies and South America and discuss matters of importance to their
Chinese Varsity Club
Chinese Varsity Club, open to
all UBC students, is primarily a
social club designed to promote
better inter-racial relations.
A varied social program including basketball games, ice skating,
banquets and dances is planned.
Choral Soc
UBC's Choral Society works
closely with Mussoc but has its
own executive. The society offers
campus singers an opportunity to
participate in several noon-hour
concerts as well as a major production during the year.
Circle K is the poor commerce-
man's service club. A junior version
of the Kiwanis club, the group goes
around looking for ways to inflict
its good intentions on needy individuals and groups. Last year, the
group ran a car-pool in which
people with or without rides to
campus could find other people with
or without rides, depending on
which they required.
Classics Club
The Classics Club's purpose is to
encourage an- interest in the classics through discussion and the
presentation of member's papers.
Monthly meetings of the club
discuss ancient and modern aspects
of classics.
Critics Circle
So you don't like washing, shaving, but go in for the free love
angle of campus life? "The Circle".
is for you. These critics (pseudo
and otherwise) have more experience than any other students —
In no other group will you find
as many experts on everything! —
alcohol, student council and government, politics, birth control and
— oh yes — literature.
Curling Club
UBC's Curling Club offers competitive opportunities for the campus
Members, who in past years have
had to use city rinks, whenever
they could get ice-time, will now
use the new Winter* Sports Arena.
Membership is open to both students and faculty for a modest $34.
Instruction is available.
Dance Club
More than 600 students belong to
UBC's dance club. It is reported to
have more calluses and bruised
shin-bones per capita than the
Thunderbird football team.
Members may be found cavorting
about an oversized ballroom in the
Brock extension at any time of the
day. The room has mirrors on the ,
wall, so that you, as well as everybody else in the room, can see you
don't know how to dance.
Npon hour sessions are held in
modem, creative, folk, international
and square dancing. The club organizes and takes part in several
dance contests during the year.
Debating Union
The debating union gives students
an opportunity to express themselves in open debate (with no professors to mark a final grade) on
such topics as chastity, or the political situation in southeastern Tibet.
Weekly noon-hour debates, combined with inter-club and faculty
sessions keep members in trim.
If you're good enough you'll
make the McGoun Cup team, which
was so good that we lost the Cup
last year.
East Asia Society
The East Asia Society was formed three years ago to give interested students an opportunity to
discuss culture and society of East
The club's activities for the year
culminate in East Asia week and a
display at International House.
El Circulo
El Circulo Latino Americano
(Yankee go home, in English) is
made up of un-bearded students
from Central and South America
and Spain, plus Canadians who
want to pass Spanish.
The club promotes interest in
Latin American countries, culture—
and customs, such as expropriation.
An annual Spanish weekend,
monthly dances, films and lectures
.are a few of the club's activities.
63 Fencing Club
So you're out to foil people eh?
Why not try the fencing club. They
have got foils for everyone.
The club offers instruction in the
foil, sabre and epee, and enters
into local and international competition.
The club meets twice weekly for
instruction and training.
Film Services Society
UBC Film Society is a "holding
company" for Film Service Society
and Cinema 16.
Cinema 16 books films on both a
series basis and a single basis.
Film Services is the technical
arm of the organization. It also
provides projection services for
other campus organizations.
In addition, an amateur film production club has been formed.
Flying Saucer Club
If it's not a cloud or a plane and
no one believes you join the Aerial
Phenomena Research Society.
Speakers will be introduced during the year to discuss their experiences with the unknown. Club
files are open for inspection by the
Folksong Society
One of the most active groups on
campus, the Folksong Society, is
for lovers of folk music. The club
each year brings a number of folk
singers to campus for performances
which are usually open only to
Members have a hut out.behind
the Brock where they tie their
Kangaroos down, sport.
Forest Club
All block - headed forestry students are eligible for membership
in the forest club provided they also
have an interest in forestry The
club tries to foster a general interest in forestry throughout the province.
The club throws four social
"events" each year; the Slashburn,
the Wood Choppers' Ball, the Annual Cut and the Spring Banquet.
The club has gained wide recognition for its Forestry Handbook
for B. C.
Geography Club
Any student enrolled in a Geography class is eligible to join the
Geography Club.
Activities range from field trips
to observe settlement patterns or
geologic formations, to research into a town's major economic activity
— the beer parlor. Lectures, films
and discussions provide a wide
variety of topics not covered in the
Formation of meeting notices for
the club will be posted on notice
boards in the Forestry and Geology building.
German Club
The UBC German club is set up
both for the student studying German and the German student. A
full slate of social and educational
programs extends throughout the
year. The club introduces new
members to German culture and
Conversations are held two or
three times each week.
Gymnastic Club
Gymnastics club gives the campus an opportunity to keep in shape
through a series of workouts and
exhibitions at clubs day, athletics
day and during half time at some
of the basketball games.
Ham Radio  Society
Top floor of the Brock extension
has more hams per unit area than
any other section of the campus.
These types have more contacts
than even the Editor of The
Hamsoc has made radio contact
with most of the countries of the
world. True they can't get U. of A.
very often, but that's due to "atmospheric conditions" usually cleared
up with "liquidation" or $10.
The club has more than $2,000
worth of modern equipment, on
which they will train prospective
operators through to their commercial operator's licence.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
offers Jewish and other interested
students a full program of cultural,
religious and social activities. The
foundation, one of 250 in North
America, sponsors discussion
groups and film programs during
the year.
Historical Society
Not to be confused with the
groups regularly gathered at the
Marine Drive historical sites, the
UBC Historical Society is interested in the academic aspect of past
events. Speakers and discussions
are featured.
Indian Students
The Indian Students' Association
help promote better East-West understanding through its series of
lectures and speakers.
The association also aids new
Indian students in adapting to Canadian life.
Informal gatherings are held
throughout the year.
International House
Students from more than 40
countries make up the membership
of UBC's International House. Association with I.H. is not restricted
to visiting students.
The aim of the organization is to
promote and foster a better understanding among students of different backgrounds.
International House open houses
are noted for their high quality of
international entertainment and
Intellectual  Stunts  Committee
This group of jokesters was
formed in 1960 and has kept the
campus laughing since. Pranks
pulled by the 25-30 members include sailing across Burrard Inlet
in a bathtub, crowning UBC's King
of the World, and rolling a multi-
ton Sherman Tank into the Armoury to take over the AMS general meeting.
The group meets behind locked
doors anywhere, surrounding its
ceremonial broken toilet, to plan
new stunts. If you can find 'em, you
can join 'em.
Jazz Soc
The primary aim of the Jazz Society (or so members say) is to promote the understanding of jazz as
an art form among those who are
already in the swing and to 'rescue'
those who are not.
The program consists of alternating discussions and live sessions.
The club also sponsors local and
national jazz artists at UBC.
The club's pad is equipped with
a hi-fi set of some description and
numerous experts in the field.
Judo Club
Judo Club is open to all, even the
The club practices twice weekly
in the new education gym. Instruction is available for beginners and
regular practice sessions are on tap
for more advanced members.
The club enters in city and regional competitions.
You could get quite a lift out of
this one.
Letters Club
All students in third year or better are eligible for membership in
this club. Members discuss well
known works and also original
items submitted by club members.
Meetings are held throughout the
academic year.
Mathematical Club
Discussion of mathematical problems and methods not included in
the regular math curriculum is the
main function of the Mathematical
Professors and students present
papers to the group, with prize
going to the best.
Music Society
Musical shows such as "The Boy
Friend", "Wonderful Town" and
"Damn Yankees", have brought
Mussoc a reputation for first class
Besides participating in the
spring productions, members are
instructed in stage craft, make-up,
costuming and a healthy dose of
hard work.
Native Canadian Fellowship
Native Canadian Fellowship is a
group, formed in 1961, to promote
the well-being, understanding and
acceptance of the B.C. Indian in
higher education.
Both whites and natives are
members of the group which holds
meetings and forums on the problems of inter-racial relations.
65 Nisei Varsity
Although founded by Japanese
students the Nisei Varsity club is
open to all students.
The club participates fully in
campus activities and holds its own
dances and bowling nights.
Nuclear Disarmament Club
Formed in 1960 to organize the
fight against the spread of nuclear
weapons, UBC's Nuclear Disarmament Club contains some of the best
route marchers outside the army.
Pharmaceutical Society
AU students registered in Pharmacy are eligible for membership
in the Pharmaceutical Society.
Regular meetings with prominent members in the local pharmacy field are held to discuss all
modern pharmaceutical problems.
Phrateres is an international
democratic organization open to all
women on campus. The group
aims to help freshettes get organized into campus life.
UBC's Phrateres, Theta chapter,
is divided into 10 sub-chapters of
20 girls each. A full slate of social
activities is planned.
Firesides are held in the dorms
on the fall to introduce prospective
members to club activities.
Physics Society
Future    physicists,  not  content
with their regular academic work .
load can join   UBC's   Physics Society.
The club usually has a project
Players Club
Occupying the Green Room, a
quaint rathole in the fly of the
auditorium, UBC Players' Club
caters to the campus theatrical
During the first week of lectures
the club drags out Eric Nicol's perennial "Her Scienceman Lover",
to properly introduce freshmen to
the campus.
The club favors the campus with
two yearly major efforts, the Fall
and the Spring productions.
The Spring play tours the province, bringing spots of culture to
many of the backward B. C, areas
— such as Vancouver Island.
Political Clubs
The four main line parties and
many others are included in the
political muddle on the campus.
These organizations form lively
"cells" meeting periodically to discuss the state of affairs and exchange blows and opinions.
The model parliament is formed
by members of these clubs and during election week propaganda from
the Liberal, Conservative, Social
Credit, CCF and Communist parties litter the campus.
For the campus politicians this is
•an excellent pastime.
Pre-Architectural Society
This is a group of people who
claim they know the difference between a roof pitch and a salesman's
pitch. It was formed eight years ago
to promote a healthy interest in
architecture, show what good architecture means to the student body,
and, generally, give members a new
slant on things.
Members hope to graduate someday and design their own buildings
—like the new medical buildings.
It is rumored that the society will
have nothing to do with construction of the new Student Union
building—and no one's complaining.
Pre-Law Society
The mock courts set up on special occasions such as frosh week
are not the major function of the
Pre-Law Society. Prospective bar
members (not the liquid type) who
are registered in arts or commerce
and hope to graduate in law can
become members.
Throughout the term members of
the Bar Association are invited to
speak to the society.
Pre-Medical Society
As the  name  implies Pre-Med
Soc is open to students hoping to
Graduate in medicine. The club is
esigned to give students an opportunity to observe their future profession.
The club sponsors field trips to
Oakalla and Essondale. Dances,
parties and participation in intramural athletics are also on the program.
Pre-Social Work Society
The Pre-Social work club meets
weekly to see films and discuss
such subjects such as alcoholism,
narcotic addiction and child welfare.
Field trips to various treatment
centres and correctional institutes
in the Vancouver area.
Psychology Club
Join the trend. Psychology is
the coming 'thing. Everyone is
doing it.   Like sex.
The UBC Psychology Club offers
interested students an opportunity
to get an insight into this new and
rapidly developing field.
Even if you're completely normal, you can join.
Ramblers Athletic Club gives its
members an opportunity to participate in intramural sports.
The club enters as many teams
into competition as the membership
Membership in the club is open
to all UBC students. Each member
must play or manage at least one
sport per year and attend club
Religious Clubs
UBC's religious clubs were
founded to aid students to a further
understanding of his particular religion or belief. All clubs have a
moderate social schedule, with discussions, lectures and firesides
playing a major part in the programs.
Clubs are: Baptist, B'nai B'rith
Hillel (Jewish), Christian Science,
Lutheran Students Association,
Newman Club (Roman Catholic),
Obnova (Ukrainian Catholic), Student Christian Movement (non-Denominational), Varsity Christian
Fellowship (non-Denominational),
Islamic Centre (Moslem).
Rod and Gun Club
The Varsity Rod and Gun Club
is devoted to the promotion of hunting and fishing, not only at UBC,
but also in the community at large.
The club emphasizes the importance of wildlife management and
game conservation. Weekly meetings feature prominent sportsmen
as guest speakers and movies on
hunting and fishing. Field trips
are organized throughout the year
for club members. Rifle practice
and instruction in fly tying, casting
and taxidermy are special features.
Sailing Gub
Sailors, drunken or otherwise,
are welcome to join the activities
of one of UBC's newest organizations, the Sailing Club.
During the year members participate as a university athletic team
in the boat races. Sailing meets
with Seattle University, University
of Washington, and other colleges
south of the border.
The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
offers the use of its Jericho float
facilities to the Club during the
winter for pleasure sailing and
practice races.
Sports Car Club
Judging for the amount of noise
coming from the Sports Car club-
room, the club is active, man,
active. The club offers anyone interested in cars — you don't have
to own one — a chance to participate in a number of rallies during
the year.
Club members hang out in a rabbit hole in the top floor of the
Brock Extension.
UBC Radio
UBC Radio and Television society — Radsoc — lives in the south
Brock cellar. Operating on a.
closed circuit system they pour
music, etc., into many unfortunate
areas of the campus.
The club's facilities enable them
to train both engineers and announcers. A well stocked record library
and a Broadcast News teletype
keeps the campus informed and
The clubs operate PA facilities
for many of the campus functions.
67 Undergrad Writers' Workshop
Interested in creative writing?
Can't get into Eng 202? Well here
is a possible solution.
The Undergraduate Writer's
Workshop meets regularly to dissect the work of its members. All
literary forms are discussed.
The club is organized by members of the English department
themselves interested in writing.
If you wish to join the fun submit a sample of your labors to the
UWW booth at Clubs Day.
United Nations Club
Through weekly meetings and
seminars UBC's   United    Nations
club attempts to stimulate student
interest in world affairs.
The program for the year includes the staging of a model UN
general assembly, UN day on campus, an international law symposium, a UN regional conference in
Brock Hall, and a number of good
Varsity Outdoor Club
Long recognized as one of UBC's
most active clubs, the Varsity Outdoor Club is difficult to get into.
Prospective members are subjected to the rigors of two hikes,
one long and one longer, and a series of work hikes. A full fledged
member must "make the grade" on
all of them.
Instruction in skiing, mountaineering, and chalet skiing (at the
chib's Mount Seymour Chalet) is
available especially to good look-
The club is active during all
NO, ITS NOT THE PNE, but it is a reasonable facsimile. It's
UBCs annual Clubs Day where the clubs put on fantastic displays
in frantic attempts to attract members.
In Vancouver, there are four seasons—early winter, winter,
late winter and next winter. Hence, all sports at UBC are played
either under roofs or under water. Would-be-athletes at this institution must be able to Think and Thwim, especially if they park
their cars in C-lot.
Here, there are games, and there are sports, only the latter
sanctioned by the administration and the athletic department.
Games are always played under roofs, usually in Brock Lounge,
except for Ring-Around-the-Registrar, an annual September affair
in which students try to see who can form the longest lineup.
Rules can be found in the calendar under the nom-de-plume "Registration."
Students at UBC are offered probably the largest extramural
and intramural athletic program of any North American university.
The men's extramural program alone embraces some 50 teams in
27 sports. Modern facilities include the War Memorial Gymnasium,
Empire pool, and soon, a new winter sports arena.
Athletic facilities have been largely financed by the students
themselves—the stadium, Memorial gym, women's gym, and the
new arena were all supported by student contribution.
And if you need convincing that these facilities are well-used,
look at the gym playing fields some October, and note how the
grass has been reduced to bare earth by the incessant rugby,
soccer, football, and grasshockey games. Or look at the schedules
for both gyms, filled from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. six days a week. UBC
also has on campus an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool, and
18-hole golf course, a field house for indoor tennis and golf practice,
six tennis courts, and a bowling alley and apparatus gymnasium
in the Memorial Gym.
Long-range plans have a new stadium and dressing room facilities along with several dozen acres of new playing fields being
located south of the main campus, on the Aggie farm fields. One
such new rugby field, Woolfson Field, has already been completed
near the Aggie barns along with dressing room facilities. Another
new field is almost ready behind Brock Hall. It will replace the fields
absorbed by the new arena.
UBC has undoubtedly one of the largest athletic programs
in North America, certainly not money-wise, nor spectator-wise,
but absolutely, participant-wise. That's why we're so penny-wise.
69 Jkdntinistrt*tion-itis
All men on campus are members of the Men's Athletic Association (MAA), the student governing body in athletics. The MAA
is made up of the president, secretary, and three executive
members, along with all senior managers of UBC extramural teams.
This year, all managers will be under the supervision and control
of the MAA, and all publicity will be handled by a special committee. The MAA is in charge of campus publicity and displays,
and hears complaints and recommendations from the managers.
The MAA is represented on student council by one of the undergraduate society-presidents, usually the P.E. delegate.
The Men's Athletic Committee (MAC) is a president's committee
made up of four faculty members, four members of the Men's Athletic Association, and an Alumni representative. The MAC holds
the purse strings, and acts on recommendations from the MAA.
They make major policy decisions regarding leagues and extra
expenditure of athletic funds.
All women on campus are members of the Women's Athletic
Association (WAA). The women's athletic program is administered
entirely by the students themselves (at least they like to think
so). The Women's Athletic Director (WAD), composed of the student team managers, an intramural manager, tournament chairmen, the public relations officer, and the WAA executive, runs
the major part of the program. Behind the Directorate is a student-
faculty committee, the Women's Athletic Committee (WAC),
which considers major policy.
Heading the women's program are the student president, and
WAC executive secretary Miss Barbara  Schrodt.
The committee treasurer is responsible for the allotment of funds. Money from the Alma Mater Society and the special
WCIAU grant pays for all expenses such as trips, equipment and
league fees. There is no cost to the individual participating on a
Athletic Curds
One of the bright-eyed freshman's first contacts with athletics at UBC is with two types of cards. One is an A-card, the
other is a football player. Both are cards who should be dealt with.
However, only the former will be here.
A-Cards are those little blue cards which freshmen exchange
in the registration lineup for those little blue five-dollar bills, with
a little assistance from a brawny football player. They're better
bargains than anything in Army and Navy's basement, actually.
One card admits the owner and his or her date to almost any and
every sport event on campus, including basketball and football
Riy Rloch Clubs
The Big Block Club is composed of those campus athletes who
have won their Big Blocks in Varsity sports—as the outstanding
members of their teams. During the year the club sponsors the
Frosh smoker and is responsible for the sale of athletic privilege
cards. Membership in the Big Block Club is judged and decided by
the Awards Committee—a group of student and athletic department officials.
The university's top athletic award for men is the Bobby Gaul
Memorial Trophy—given annually to the athlete in his final year
displaying best the qualities of courage, loyalty, cheerfulness, enthusiasm and will to win, excellence, balance, unselfishness, consideration and sportsmanship.
The trophy, named in memory of Robert William Gaul, has
been presented annually since 1936. Last year's winner was rower
Don Arnold, an Olympic and British Empire Games veteran.
Women athletes at UBC are rewarded for their achievements
by membership in the Women's Big Block Club. All big and small
block and administrative award winners are active members.
To win a Big Block requires proficiency in a sport, regular
attendance at practices, and sportsmanship. The Barbara Schrodt
trophy has been awarded annually since 1959 to the top female
athlete at UBC. First winner was basketball player Marilyn Peterson. Last year, Diane Godfrey, who played volleyball and basketball
and served on WAD, was the recipient.
Intramural awards are presented to top players at the annual
spring WAA-AWS banquet.
How to sign up
All men who wish to improve their brawn as well as then* brain
while at the university may accomplish the former (and sometimes the latter) by playing on an extramural or intramural team.
Here's how you go about signing up:
For sports which run early in the year (mainly football) prospective players should contact the coach of the sport concerned
through the athletic department during the summer. Football
training usually starts late in August.
For the bulk of the sports, however, students can obtain information and sign up in the athletic office at the Memorial Gym.
Watch The Ubyssey for announcements of team meetings and
This year will see the second annual Athletics Day, a two-
hour show, similar to Clubs Day, held in the Armoury or Field
House .
Various sports build booths and put on displays. Some organizations such as Ramblers (Intramural), Judo, and Badminton
Clubs also accept signatures for membership at their booths.
Students interested in playing intramurals should watch the
notice boards of clubs, faculties, and other organizaions to which
they belong, as well as The Ubyssey, for announcements.
All freshettes will have a chance to try out for university
teams during the first few months of the fall term.
Sign-up sheets for the teams will be at the end of the registration line in the Armory, in the Women's Gym and at Athletics
Day. Students signing up will be notified by the manager of the
team as to the time and place of practices.
Students not signing for a team at these times should watch
The Ubyssey for announcements of team practices. See the WAA
booklet for more information on teams sponsored by the Women's
Athletic Association.
Varsity teams
Extramural teams are the number one teams at UBC—the
Thunderbirds and Thunderettes. Here, the athlete has the widest
choice of sports of any university in North America. The men have
more than 27 sports to choose from, the women more than 17. In
many sports, there is more than one team. Last year, almost 1,500
students played on UBC extramural teams.
UBC plays in the Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic
Association, now a six-school league. In 1961, the league had only
three members, but Manitoba has rejoined and the Universities of
Alberta at Calgary and Saskatchewan at Regina have been admitted.
The U of A at Edmonton and U of S at Saskatoon are the other
The men's basketball and football teams are generally conceded the number one place in the athletic ladder (and budget).
But undoubtedly the most well-known athletic team is the rowing
crew, which has many times shown the world that Canadian athletes are nothing to be sneezed at, especially when they're given
top coaching and competition. The rowers are now coached by
Laurie West, still a student here, and a veteran of several Olympic
and British Empire Games campaigns.
One of the most active, and least publicized, of UBC sports is
rugby, Albert Laithwaite's domain since the departure of Max Howell.
Although they had a sub-par season last year, the rugger 'Birds have
in past scored an impressive number of victories over touring and
local teams.
The football team is coached, naturally, by friendly Frank
Gnup, probably the best-known of the coaches. Frank's Thunderbird team last year won top honors in the WCIAA. The junior
team won the Valley Junior League, and a new team, the Chiefs,
put on a good showing in the B.C. Intermediate League.
The basketball T-Birds are coached this year by Peter Mullins,
a longtime local player, and the UBC track coach for several years.
73 The basketball T-Birds are coached this year by Peter Mullins,
a longtime local player, and the UBC track coach for several years.
Mullins succeeds Jack Pomfret, the coach for 14 seasons, who takes on
a new administrative post.
Everybody's choice as the most popular spectator sport of the
future at UBC is ice hockey. With the new campus arena operating,
students will be able to watch Father Bauer's boys here, instead
of travelling to Kerrisdale and Chilliwack arenas, as nearly a hundred did last winter. The pucksters, despite lack of sufficient practice time, still played some top hockey against the prairie hotshots.
The other men's extramural teams, dealt with individually,
would fill pages. Listed, they're twenty-two reasons why co-ordinator Bus Phillips has grey hair, andl twenty-two reasons why UBC
students are well-treated athletically.
Track and Field
UBC's extramural athletic program for women is again probably the largest in Canada. The teams play in city leagues, and
hold exhibition matches with other Canadian and U.S. teams in
addition to one, two, or three-day WCIAA tournaments. The basketball Thunderettes are always second in the Senior A league,
as no one in Canada beats the Richmond Merchants very often.
But for the last few years, the UBC girls have won the WCIAA
tournament. The women are also proud of their extensive grass-
hockey program, in which they have several teams playing in city
leagues. Interested, girls? Take your pick:
Archery Curling Golf
Badminton        Figure Skating     Gymnastics
Bowling Grass Hockey       Judo
Basketball Fencing Skiing
In any and all cases, questions regarding athletics will be
gladly answered by anyone at the Memorial Gym or the Women's
Cross Country
Track and Field
Intramural sports
Students who don't have time, or the ability (or whatever)
for extramural teams can still enjoy their favorite sport on a limited scale—in UBC's extensive intramural program. Men are offered more than 15 sports; the women 12. Students compete in
Intramurals on teams representing clubs, fraternities, sororities,
faculties, and other interest groups. These groups pay a small fee
to cover the cost of equipment, referees, and facilities, but in most
cases, the cost to the individual is nil. Games are played at noon
hours, in the evenings, and Saturday afternoons. There's usually
a time and a sport to fit everyone's schedule.
Students registered in first year are going to "enjoy" at least
two hours per week of athletics, anyway. Titled Compulsory Physical Education, this program is right up with payment of library
fines as a prerequisite for graduation. Students, however, can skip
the task of trudging twice weekly through the rain and mud to
the Gym by playing on an extramural team, joining the army, or
having double pneumonia for four years. Actually the program
is easier to take than Flavored Children's-Sized Aspirin, and many
students get to like it. Happiest students are those who get to the
gym early in September and are able to pick the activity and time
most convenient to them. But if you still want to buck the system,
there's always the army.
At Armoury During Registration
At AMS Office Till Oct. 5.
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77 So you re from the sticks...
To all students never having had the dubious good fortune of
visiting Vancouver in the fall we offer one important suggestion—
bring a good, big umbrella when you come.
Vancouver's rainy season starts in the fall — just when you
arrive — and ends in April —just when you leave.
During your stay you can expect to see rain, hail, sleet, snow
and—if you're lucky, a   little sun.
So much for the weather.
If you're booked into residences, there are a few things you
should be aware of.
All campus coffee is lousy.
The food isn't too bad, and the periodic worms you find in
the meat are meant to be taken with a grain of salt — besides they
are a welcome addition to your protein quota.
Acadia Camp, until this year the only camp to offer coexistence—males and females together, in separate huts—is one of
the oldest residences on the campus.
With the construction of the new women's residences, some
of Acadia's glamour will probably wear off.
For those of you with a pioneering spirit Acadia and its sister
camp, Fort, will be to your liking.   And a pioneering spirit is
No where else can you have your own private shower, rain.
through a hole in the roof. The paper-thin walls allow easy passage
of noise—to keep you awake if you're falling asleep when you should
be studying. It also allows you to wake up on time in the morning—
unless the guy in the next room has an 11:30 lecture.
All residence areas—Acadia, Fort and the new Residences—
have snack bars close at hand.
The village, a small collection of stores, banks, and laundries,
will supply almost all student needs from paper to haircuts.
This "shopping centre" is located on University Boulevard, at
Allison Road, east of the memorial gym.
There are a few other eating establishments on the campus.
In the cellar under the auditorium is the Caf, a hangout for players club members, between-lecture professors and a vast majority
of the campus pseudo-intellectuals. The coffee is terrible but the
rest of the fare is tolerable.
The small cafeteria in the Brock Hall is tailored along the
same lines as the caf—except it serves as a meeting place for
fraternity and sorority types and student councillors.
If none of the above establishments are to your liking you can
try the Memorial Gymnasium cafeteria, located on the locker room
It overlooks Empire Swimming Pool and serves hot meals and
All eating facilities on the campus, with the exception of the
Campus Cupboard, are under direct control of Food Services, the
University's food control committee.
Transportation to the campus is by foot, your own car or the
B. C. Electric bus system. The bus system, although always under
attack by someone who missed the last run in from the gates, is
not bad.
The two mile run from the city limits to the university takes
about 10 minutes and five cents. For moonlighters, etc, late busses
are put on Friday and Saturday nights. Good connections for downtown points can be made at the Blanca Loop, the UBC bus terminus.
For those Btudents from out of the province, and B. C. residents not covered by B. C. Hospital Insurance Scheme, there are
two possible health plans available at UBC. The first, and most
complete, is a special rate MSI plan.
UBC has its own plan, in connection with its Health Service
which costs $5 for the academic year. Treatment under this plan
is restricted to UBCs own 25-bed hospital.
Excellent medical facilities for treatment of emergency accidents and illnesses are available from the health service. Doctors
are on call around the clock.
Complicated cases, requiring more complex equipment, are
treated in one of the downtown hospitals.
All students are welcome to join International House. It offers
Canadian students a chance to meet foreign students attending
UBC. The House membership presents more than 40 countries.
International House holds many "geography" nights during
the year. Students from the world's different areas, gather to display the dancing, singing and hospitality of their country.
International House open house gives members of the community as a whole a chance to see the work carried on by the
79 Churches near campus
St. Anselm's—University Boule/ard
St. Helen's — 2395 Trimble.
St. Mark's — 2485 West Second
St Philip's — 3737 West Twenty-seventh
Dunbar Heights—3996 West Seventeenth
West Point Grey — 2685 Sasamat
Our Lady of Perpetual Help — 4065 West Tenth
St. Augustine's—2015 West Eighth
St. Mark's — 5960 Chancellor Boulevard
Second Church of Christ Scientist—1900 West Twelfth
Dunbar Evangelical — 3491 West Thirty-First
KitsUano — 2715 West Twelfth
Kerrisdale—2733 West Forty-first
West Point Grey — 4397 West Twelfth
Dunbar Heights — 3525 West Twenty-fourth
KitsUano - - 2490 West Second
Knox — 5600 Balaclava
St. James' — 3214 West Tenth
University HiU—University Blvd.
West Point Grey—4595 West Eighth
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Student employment service
Since students at UBC never seem to have enough work to
do, (especiaUy during the summer holidays), three services work
at getting work for them: the Placement Office, the National
Employment service, and the Student Employment Committee.
The Placement Office, which takes care of most students,
was created in 1947 to help find jobs for the war veterans then
at UBC. In 1948, it was expanded to serve the whole campus. More
than 4,500 students registered with the Placement Office last year
the majority looking for summer employment.
The Placement Office administers the University's Self-Help
Plan, which provides jobs on campus in the food services, the
library, and on the cleaning staff. Students may not work at these
jobs for more than ten hours a week, and should apply for them
early in September.
The Placement Office also maintains a bulletin board and a
file of part-time jobs off campus. Last year, 800 to 400 students
got Self-Help jobs.
In December, students register at the office for Christmas jobs '
in department stores and at the Post Office.
In the spring, the rush for summer jobs begins. A special bulletin board containing information about summer jobs is set m> in
the Placement Office.
The Office keeps a file of permanent employment opportunities and publishes a booklet caUed Career Planning for Students
at the University. The booklet contains a list with all the dope on
jobs fromAccountant to Millionaire to Zookeeper.
Each fall, the Placement Office distributes National Employment service registration forms and in the spring, companies
seeking employees interview graduates on campus. Notice of
these interviews is posted at the Placement Office and in The
The placement office has an exceptionally good record in placing
students in jobs. More than 90 per cent of the graduates who apply
for aid in finding jobs are generally placed. Usually, more than 80
per cent of those who register for summer jobs find employment.
The National Employment Service also registers students for"
part-time and permanent employment, and conducts interviews.
The    Student   Employment   Committee,   was    established    to
give out information from local and national employment services
and to work with the Placement Office to publicize its services.
81 Publicity
If you happen to accomplish some earth-shattering feat (passing English 100 excluded) or happen to want some publicity on
some earth-shattering feat that you (or a club to which you belong) plans to accomplish, there are several places you can go for
For off-campus publicity, the student councU Public Relations Officer is the man to see. For out-of-town papers, visit the
UBC Information Office over the Auditorium.
For campus publicity, club members should see the University
Clubs committee PRO.
If these people can't help you, check The Ubyssey offices in
the North Brock or UBC Radio on the other side of Brock. The
Ubyssey offers 'Tween Classes service, whereby notices of special
occasions can be published. The Radio boys specialize in spot announcements between their Bach and Bobby Darin.
And if it's posters or banners you want, look up the Mamooks
people in the Brock Extension. But before you can put them up, you
must get permission from the office of the Co-ordinator of Activites
in the AMS office. If you don't, the nasty men from buildings and
grounds will tear them down.
After all, any publicity is good publicity.
Campus armed forces
The University Service Training Corps is open to made students who like to walk, fly, or saU and can meet the physical requirements.
AU branches of the armed services are represented on campus with offices in the Armoury. They come under the jurisdiction
of a Joint Service Training Committee, consisting of the university
president, and the commanders of the COTC (army), UNTD (navy),
RCAF and the Women's Division RCAF.
Successful candidates receive an officer cadet's uniform, regulation pay, and a future in return for three hours service per week
in the winter.
A minimum of three to four months must be spent each summer at various Active Force Schools across Canada.
After graduation, cadets may emerge with the rank of Captain
in the Reserve or First Lieutenant in the Active Force.
Greek societies
A sorority or fraternity is basically a group of college students
bound together by a common factor of friendship. The Greek
Letter Societies provide their members with a room, meals, companionship, social life, and sports events on a less formal scale than
the University for a slight charge.
The 17 fraternities on campus are co-ordinated by the Inter
Fraternity Council (IFC), the Panhellenic Association governs the
nine sororities.
The Greeks have devised painless methods of raising money
for charity such as the Annual Greek Song Fest, Help Week, and
Mardi Gras Ball.
The costumed wing-ding known as the Mardi Gras is open to
all students. It is usually held on a Friday and Saturday night in
January at the Commodore.
The wine, women, song, and satirical skits are ruled by a
"King" and "Queen" chosen by ballot at a pre-ball pep rally.
Students may join if invited in first year and may apply in
later years during the official "rushing period."
Honorary organizations
If you are actively honorable these societies are for you. Delta
Sigma Pi is the Women's Honorary Sorority while Sigma Tau Chi
is the Men's Honorary Fraternity at UBC.
, Membership is by invitation which is extended to students who
contribute outstandingly to student activities and maintain a high
scholastic average.
Nominations to the societies take place each spring and faU
with initiation taking place in the fall.
83 Scholarships
Scholarships, prizes, bursaries and loans exist for students
that many find difficulty paying for luxuries such as eating, shelter and tuition.
Scholarships and/or prizes are avaUable to students with a
high academic standing.
Special Bursaries give limited financial assistance to those
having an average of at least 65% who are having trouble supporting their addictions.
Department of Education Assistance Fund and Provincial
Loans indicate that the Federal and Provincial Governments reaUy
do have hearts. Assistance is available in the form of loans and
bursaries to undergraduates.
The loan is repayable one year after the applicant enters employment and interest is not charged until that time.
Any student who finds that he is unable to continue and is
making satisfactory academic progress may apply to the Dean of
Administrative and Inter-Faculty Affairs for aid any time during
the session.
Alumni association
The chief aim of the UBC Alumni Association is to promote
the cause of higher education throughout the province.
The association represents all former students and graduates
of the University. There are no membership fees, with "active"
membership being granted to all Alumni who participate in the
Alumni Annual Giving program.
Leadership is given the association by an elected Board of
Management, headed by a President. It is staffed by a fuU-time
Director and Assistant Director, plus an executive staff.
The Association works closely with the undergraduates on
such functions as Homecoming and the Cairn Ceremony through
several of its active committees. Other committees work with the
extension department, International House and other university
The Association's quarterly magazine, the UBC Alumni Chronicle, is sent to all active members.
The Alumni offices are in the Brock Extension.
Leadership conference
Some people say that leadership conference is the Alma Mater
Society's unique form of graft. But this isn't so—as anyone who has
tried to sleep in the unheated cabins of Camp Elphinstone will tell
It isn't that easy to discuss the problems of campus life all day,
when you were up all night pursuing the raccoon that ran off with
your socks.
The conference is designed to allow maximum discussion of
student problems by informed student leaders. It is usually held
just after Frosh Retreat in October.
emic symposium
Each year, students, faculty and alumni delegates get together
for a weekend round of discussions, arguments and parties. This
interlude, which is known as Academic Symposium, takes pace
early in February at Parksville on Vancouver Island.
The purpose of the symposium is to provide a sort of advanced
academic orientation for all delegates attending. Informal panels
and discussion groups examine the problems and purposes of UBC
and universities in general.
Recommendations arising out of organized discussions are
passed on to campus authorities but are not the primary end to the
The delegation is composed of 40 faculty members, six alumni
and about 80 students. Students are chosen on the basis of scholastic standing and interest in academic affairs. Application forms are
available at the AMS office during January.
The symposium is sponsored jointly by the AMS, Faculty Association, University Administration and Alumni Association.
High school conference
High School Conference is a two-day visit to the university for
delegates from high schools all over B.C.
They are familiarized with all aspects of UBC so they can go
back and warn their classmates. (If you weren't warned, you should
have been.)
The conference is usually held early in the spring.
85 Foreign students
A special orientation program for students from other countries
is held each September at International House. Two fuU days are
devoted to talks on Canada's history, geography and economy and
descriptions of life in B.C. and Vancouver and at UBC are given by
experienced speakers.
Much of the time is spent in question and answer sessions dealing
with everything from social customs in Canada to how to get a visa
to visit the U.S. or permission to take a summer job.
If you feel lost at UBC, just think of the problems people from
other lands face when they come to study here. Then consider yourself
Mamooks (no one knows where they got the name) is the
organization responsible for the rash of signs and posters that spring
up around election time and before footbaU games.
Members of this service club design and paint posters for other
clubs and individuals, for a fee, natch.
New members are instructed in air brush techniques and screen
and oil painting.
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