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 Tuurri Est	
. . . . and all that
Student   Handbook
of   the
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...andall that
. . . being an introduction
to life and customs on the
Point Grey campus.
University of British Columbia
EDITOR: Fred Fletcher
Layout: Ann Pickard Cartoons: Chuck Bishop
Asst. Editor: Roger McAfee
STAFF: Maureen Covell, Mike Hunter, Bob Hendrickson,
George Railton, Keith Bradbury, Pat Glenn, Malcolm Scott,
Barry McDell, Sidney Shakespeare.
Published by the Frosh Orientation Committee
of the Alma Mater Society I
Table of Contents
Your guide to UBC's pitfalls and procedure
Be Prepared 6
Program of Events 7, 8
Cairn Ceremony 9
Athletic Schedules 10
Registration 12
Parking, Counselling, Lockers 13
Health Service 14
Library and Bookstore 15
Fashions, male and female 16
Where to find it  17
(a must for all) 20
This goes  on for many,  many
Student Union 28
Facilities inside 29, 30
(and all that)  31
Introduction    32
Council members 33, 34
Undergraduate societies 35
For Frosh only 36
General meetings, elections 37
Financial statement 38, 39
Committees    42-48
Publications 50-53
Clubs   54-61
Athletics 62-67
Local Churches   72
Student employment service.-73
For Out-of-Towners 70,71
Publicity, Armed Forces 74
Fraternal organizations 75
Scholarships, Alumni 76
Conferences 77
Songs  .78
This handbook is the first to be published specific-
catty ior new students at the University ot B.C. It is an
attempt to provide a guide ior students entering their tirst
year in the tour-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.
It's a challenge
To all students attending the
University of British Columbia,
I send my warmest greetings
and good wishes. I hope you will
find the session enjoyable, stimulating and profitable.
University life should be challenging in every way. During
your time here, I hope you will
come to have greater respect for
a widening field of human endeavour and accomplishment,
and that you will acquire a regard and affection for the minds
and personalities of your instructors and for the values of
academic training.
This University — like any one worthy of the name — is
a community in which students, teachers, staff and administration
all play a part and co-operate to the general welfare. Here the'
students enjoy an unusual measure of freedom. This I feel to be
right because the students have justified it and it is through the
exercise of individual initiative and responsibility that we become
intelligent and disciplined citizens.
We still need many improvements in our facilities and we
can look forward to those facilities we have being taxed to the
utmost. Even so, it is both a challenge and an advantage to be
part of an institution that is alive and growing, and to share in
that life and growth.
Through the University and your training here, I hope you
will realize some of the ambitions and goals you have set yourselves. I hope too, that you will be able to take part in a personal
way, in student life and club activities.
Good luck in your academic work and in all student projects
which you undertake in the coming year.
N. A. M. MacKenzie,
President, University of B.C. and it's up to you
On behalf of the Alma Mater
Society, it is with the utmost
pleasure that I welcome you to
the University of British Columbia. Although not an old campus, it is already steeped in a
tradition of which you will become a part. The students have
given a substantial contribution
to the development and growth
of our university, and they are
justly proud of their achievements.
To you, who are about to become an intimate part of the
university community, the door is open, and the scope is vast and
broad. You will have a unique opportunity to come in contact with
people from all facets of life, to join with others in work and play,
and to share experiences that will help to mould your character
into its final shape.
Within these few years, the university is going to be faced
with a multitude of expansion problems, and this will result in certain hardships for us, the students. We must face up to these hardships, remembering that others before us did not have an easy
path to tread.
We must do all in our power to provide those to follow with a
recognized university built through the spirit of "Tuum Est."
I hope that you will feel free to call on me at any time for
any reason, and that I may be of service to you.
Alan Cornwall,
Alma Mater Society
\JtPAk Orientation
Frosh Orientation shows
you the ins and outs
as well as the ups and
downs of campus liie. Be prepared
It is my privilege to welcome
you to our campus on behalf of
the Frosh Orientation Committee. You may at first be overwhelmed by its size and large
population, but we hope that
you will soon feel at home. It is
our responsibility to help you
to adjust to University life, both
academically and socially, as
quickly as possible.
The committee has a varied
and, we hope, interesting program planned specifically for
students new to the University;
it is outlined in this book. Exact
times and places will be available on your arrival. The important
thing is that you be prepared to take part in every aspect of the
program. This will make your first week on campus a busy one—
but you will obtain information that is essential if you wish to
make your stay at UBC worthwhile.
You will have an opportunity to renew old friendships and
to make new ones at the registration mixers where "stag's the
style." At these mixers you will be introduced to several aspects
of campus life and also meet your Student Council.
The highlight of Orientation will be the colorful Cairn Ceremony which commemorates the pioneer spirit displayed by students throughout the history of the University. The ceremony
will be held out-of-doors at the Cairn on the Main Mall and will
be followed by the President's Reception.
During this event, you will have an opportunity to meet the
men who run the University — President Norman MacKenzie
and the members of the University Board of Governors. You will
also be introduced to members of the Faculty.
The Orientation program includes many events not here listed. I hope to see you at all of them.
Don Robertson,
a Frosh Orientation.
...for the Program
Parking, parties, and pills.
To impress upon you the serious and exacting work that will
be expected during your sojourn at UBC a dance and entertainment-studded programme has been organized by the university administration and student government. Incidentally, the programme
is also designed to familiarize you with UBC's organizations and
sacred cows.
Here is a list of event:
6, 7, 8 Wed., Thurs., Fri.)—Foreign Students' orientation 9:00
a.m. International House.
11 (Mon.)—Address by Dean Walter Gage. 9:00 a.m., Audi
12 (Tues.)—Registration begins. Check registrar's office for
time and places.
13 (Wed.)—Registration Mixer. This is a stag informal held in
Brock Hall Central Lounge. This is the time to look over
the field.
14 (Thurs.)—9:00 a.m. General assembly for all new students
in the auditorium.
—8:00 p.m. Cairn Ceremony and President's Reception. The
President and a Great Trekker will speak at the ceremony
which is to commemorate the Great Trek of 1922. The
reception will give the new students and President MacKenzie a chance to meet informally.
15 (Fri.)—Another stag informal in Brock.
16 (Sat.)—First annual grad football game, 1 p.m. in stadium.
Informal sock hope in Memorial Gym. This is your last
chance, men.
18 (Mon.)—AWS-sponsored Fashion Show, with the Frosh queen
candidates on display.
20 (Wed.)—Big Block Banquet and Smoker, 6:80 in Brock—
1 for freshmen only. Don't tell the provincial censor.
—for  freshettes,   there's   the   Big-Little   Sister   Banquet   in
7 the Armoury at 6:00 p.m. Your first lesson in How to
Become a Mantrap, with secial lectures by those jealous
fourth-year spinsters.
21, 22, 25 (Thurs., Fri., Mon.)—Her Scienceman Lover, the play
no UBC student can miss, by that most sprightly of campus wits, Eric Nicol. At the auditorium .
23 (Sat)—Frosh Reception Dance, 9:00 p.m. in the Armoury.
27 (Wed.)—Frosh Symposium, a buffet dinner and evening of
informal discussions with faculty.
—Nominations for Frosh Council open.
29-Oct. 1—Frost Retreat. Third annual conference of Frosh at
Camp Elphinstone. Frosh should register in the AMS
office immediately for this, the most popular of Frosh
4 (Wed.)—Nominations for Frosh Council close.
—13 (Fri.)—Frosh elections. Take me to your leader.
Frosh retreat
Frosh Retreat is one of the highlights of the Frosh Orientation
program. About 140 former high school leaders journey to Camp
Elphinstone on Howe Sound early in October for a weekend of concentrated brain-washing.
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.
Student leaders and members of the faculty are present to
offer advice on academic and extra-curricular matters.
Interested students can apply at the AMS office during and
after registration.
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 Mail 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.
This year, for the first time in many years, the ceremony
will be held during the evening. Thursday, Sept. 21, a torchlight
procession of the Senate, Board of Governors, and representatives
of the Student Council and Alumni Association will march from
the steps of the Library to the Cairn.
Color will be added by a band and the student choir. Last year's
recipient of the Great Trekker Award, given annually to someone
who has made an outstanding contribution to the University, Col.
Harry T. Logan, will be the guest speaker.
President MacKenzie will then address the Frosh. Following
the ceremony, a special reception for Frosh will be held in Brock
Lounge, where they will be able to meet the President and members of the faculty.
In the event of rain, the service will be held in the Memorial
9 1961 'Bird Schedules
16—Grads at UBC
23—UBC at Western Wash.
30—UBC at Alberta
7_Whitman at UBC
14—UBC at Saskatchewan
21—UBC at Seattle Ramblers
4—Willamette at UBC
9—Saskatchewan at UBC
Dec.    1 &   2—Totem Tournament
at UBC
Dec. 28 & 29—Puget Sound (away)
Jan.    5 &    6—Seattle Pacific Col.
Jan.    9 —Western    Washing
ton College (away)
Jan. 12 & 13—-U. of Alberta (Calgary (away)
Jan. 19 & 20—Alberta at UBC
26 & 27—Saskatchewan at
Feb.    1
3 &
9 &
Alaska at UBC—
(12:45 p.m.)
3—St. Martin's at UBC
10—U. of Alberta (Calgary) at UBC
Feb. 16 & 17—Saskatchewan —
Feb- 19.
—Seattle Pacific at
Feb. 23 & 24—Alberta (away)
Ice Hockey
Jan. 12 & 13—UBC at Sask.
Jan. 15 & 16—UBC at Alberta
Feb. 16 & 17—Sask. at UBC
Mar.   2 &    3—Alberta at UBC
WCIAU Competitions—(Men)
Cross Country
19 & 20
19 & 20
19 & 20
23 & 24
16 & 17
16 & 17
2 & 3
2 &    3
at Alberta
at UBC
at Alberta
at Alberta
at UBC
at Saskatchewan
at Saskatchewan
at Calgary
at Saskatchewan
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There are a lot of things about UBC that it is best to learn
quickly. 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). \ j 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.
UBCs 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.
Hurry up
and wait
Registration takes place September 11-16. 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. -
All cars driven by students
who live off campus must be
registered and "stickered" at
the traffic office in the Buildings and Grounds hut. Cars may
be parked only in the lot to
which the sticker applies. This
usually takes about 10 minutes
walk from your nearest class,
and a half hour in the rain!
Ingenious students have tried
to forge faculty stickers, but
this is not encouraged. Any car
found illegally parked will be
towed away and the owner
fined. Fines grow astronomically with each successive violation ($5, $10, $25, etc.).
Regulations apply from 7:30
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 7:30 to 12:30 Saturday. After that it's every car
for itself.
Students living on campus obtain their permits from the
Housing Authority.
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 9-5 Monday to Friday, and
9-12 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.
Interest and aptitude tests,
provided by the counselling department, will be inflicted on
most freshmen during registration. Fear not. These little efforts do not affect your academic standings or social accepti-
bility. If you do very well or
very poorly, you will be summonsed for an interview with
one of the counsellors.
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 courses 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.
13 Heolth Service
The Health Service, located
in the Wesbrook Building at the
corner of East Mail 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).
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 emer-
■ gencies.
(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.
The fee of $10, a special reduced student rate, is payable
on registration. Further information about MSI may be obtained from the Health Service
Office in the Wesbrook Building.
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.
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.
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. It's advisable to buy your books early
in registration week since most
people get theirs at the end.
UBC Proverb
To smash the humble atom
Was all mankind's intent
Now any day the atom may
Return the complhnentl
15 Fashions
Out-guessing Dior won't be
women students' major problem
at UBC. In fact, Freshettes will
find 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.
Co-eds confused about what
to wear to classes should see the
AWS booklet "Clues for Coeds."
You don't have to have a different outfit for each day. A£>
ter all, most classes are only
every other day.
Dress simply and remember
there are 3,000 other outfits on
campus each day so you can't
possibly buy one of each to
make sure that you are in style.
It doesn't matter what you
wear on campus but students)
are advised to wear something.
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.
There is little demand for
blue jeans, black leather jackets
and hobnail boots.
Where to find what . . .
Alumni office Brock extension
AMS office _ South Brock, main floor
Armed Forces offices University Armoury
Art galleries basement, Library; Brock link
Banks   at rear of Administration building and village
Barber shops one in village and one in Brock Hall
Bus stop on the main mall opposite Library
"Caf" __ underneath the Auditorium
College Library first floor Library, north wing
College shop _ .Brock extension
Common block .new residence area west of West Mall
Churches see page 72.
Employment and personnel office West Mall opposite Armoury
Engineers under any flat rock
Exam schedules on campus bulletin boards from time to time
Fraternity Row....Wesbrook Crescent north of University Boulevard
Friendly advice at University chaplain's office in the "M" huts
Friendly members of the opposite sex at any frosh mixer
Hospital Wesbrook building
Historical monuments scattered along Marine Drive
Information office  Room 303, Auditorium
Museums   basement, Library, Brock Hall
Parking office....buildings and grounds office, south end, West Mall
Post office in the bookstore
Quad area between old Arts and the Auditorium
Radsoc south basement of Brock Hall
RCMP_ , Allison road in the village
Registrar's Office.... Administration building next to Auditorium
17 -
UiAtwif and ffadithn
'By Gad, Dudley, I think we've found something
really significant ! \"
The stutt that UBC is
made of. The past,
the present, and
the army huts
19 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 stand 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!). Eventually 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 the 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 bams. 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
21 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 $1,500,000 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.
Buildings completed by 1961 are: Physics Building, Library
wing, Power House addition, Home Ec Building, Engineering Building, Biological Sciences and Pharmacy plus a Common Block, the
"million dollar glass palace" War Memorial Gymnasium, Wesbrook
Building for bacteriological and medical services, Law Library,
Chemistry Building addition (the one with the colored windows,)
addition to the Biological Sciences Building, Pharmacy Wing of Wesbrook Building, Faculty Club, International House, Pan-Hellenic
House, Thea Koerner House (Graduate Students' Centre), the
three-building Medical Sciences group, Buchanan Building and addition, Chemical Engineering Building, Agricultural Research
Station, first phase of the Fine Arts Centre. Another new feature
is the Nitobe Memorial Garden. A better picture of this vast list
can be obtained by seeing the map (page 40) and aerial photograph
(page 18).
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 is
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.
23 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.
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.
Last spring, students voted 80 per cent in favor of building an
$800,000 student union building and a $500,000 winter sports arena.
The Alma Mater Society will borrow $550,000 for the "new Brock"
and $250,000 for the sports arena—using $10 from the $24 student levy to pay it back over an eight year period. The University administration will contribute $25,000 to each project.
Both buildings should be completed within two years.
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.
ULTRA-MODERN WING of one of UBCs original buildings, the
chemistry building.
Tta4ithH vj[ £eIf Reliance
As you can see from the preceding history (we assume you
read it), students at the University of B.C. have a tradition of self-
Recognizing this tradition, and noting the maturity with which
students have conducted their affairs, University authorities have
given them a large measure of autonomy. The Student Council
shoulders full responsibility for UBC's extra-curricular program.
A student court has been set up to allow students to discipline
themselves. This court is made up of five senior students, two of
them lawyers. The court's purpose is to keep student discipline
within the family. Through the co-operation of the RCMP and the
administration, this has been done to a large extent.
But this court has no police force. It is the responsibility of
each individual student to discipline himself, and to see that others
do the same. As usual on this campus, the byword is TUUM EST.
What follows is a synopsis of the pertinent sections of the
AMS constitution:
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 behavior 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 own1,
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.
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The Snek
'Well, not knowing anything about it, my
opinion is .  .  ."
A section for those who
like beards, coffee,
chesterfields, pubsters
ivory towers, and
continental slacks
and thin ties.
27 The &nck
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
faclities 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 1949 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
Col'ege 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 tqjand 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.
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 upstairs at the south end of the building.
It is a small lounge area equipped with a television set, and is open
for TV viewing nearly every evening. Before female emancipation,
it was the Men's Lounge.
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.
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 (this year,
Phil Clark) 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..,
The College Shop has an agreement with Richards and Farish,
a downtown clothing store, whereby the firm supplies men's
clothing on consignment to the shop. This enables the shop to offer
quality merchandise it could not otherwise obtain.
Shop hours are 11:80 to 1:30 pan. Monday through Friday.
All personnel are students.
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.
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."
Student CfMerntttent
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). 31 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 $300,000, 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. Such a degree of autonomy is rarely found
in universities anywhere.
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 rest spend a few minutes
The executive of the Council, elected on a campus-wide basis,
is concerned with the day-to-day details of student government
AMS President Alan Cornwall 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.
The first vice-president is charged specifically with the problems of student discipline and the second vice- president works to
maintain the AMS "public image".
He's reluctant to let it be
known, but our President goes
by the name of John Fitz-Allan
Cornwall. "Al," he's called. Why
not JFC? Or maybe "Honey-
A former President of Agriculture (He knows all the words
to "Out Behind The Barn"), Al
served as First Member - at -
Large on last year's Council before coming to his exalted post
this year.
Oh, for the life of a financial
"heavy." Blithely ignoring the
din of impoverished and destitute clubsters hammering feverishly at his door, Malcolm the
Terrible presides menacingly
over the Council coffers.
As self-appointed Council Social Director and congenial host
of the Penthouse Paladium, Malcolm comes to his Council post
with previous experience as
Filmsoc and U.C.C. Treasurer.
lynn Mcdonald
As official council Minute
Woman, Lynn is responsible for
all minutes, contracts, records,
and reports, and must ensure
that they are typed, copied,
coded and filed—so that next
year's council will have plenty
of scratch pad material.
Lynn hails from New Westminster, is a former vice-president of "Oz", and is majoring
in Slavonic Studies, which might
account for her slavish devotion
Former Fort Camp Vice-President and Second Member-at-
large of last year's Council, Eric
Ricker brings to his position of
Vice-President the qualifications
of long experience,, a keen eye,
and a crushing body slam. Take
it easy, Yukon.
Eric originally came to our
sunny climes from Indiana,
Down There, but has denied any
formal liaison with the Central
Intelligence Agency.
As presidential aide-de-camp
and mastermind of the public
relations and assorted "imagery," the Irishman has been
known to forsake his blue blazer
for a grey flannel suit. An English major, Patrick lends an
air of co orful fuzziness to the
concise deliberations of the finance committee.
Known to all for his friendly
disposition, Doug Stewart has
yet to follow the time-honoured
tradition of Brock Co-ordinators
by hurling his filing cabinet
through the window in a fit of
berserk fury.
Former Vice - President and
President of Vic College, Doug
has also served on the Open
House Committee and the NFCUS Executive. Doug's only
complaint about being a lawman
is that he gets called to the bar
too often.
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 so:
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 FaU 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 Tom Nisbett
Architecture  Paul Merrick
Arts MikeSharzer
Commerce  Bob Gayton
Education Stan Yee
Forestry Al Sawby
Frosh  Bob McConnell*
Graduate Students Bob McAndrew.
Home Economics Fei Gee Jackman
Law Chas. McLean
Medicine John Boone
Nursing Robin Ransom*
Pharmacy Joe Hudak
Physical Education Hugh Venables
Science  Bill Munro
Social Work Ed Pennington*
*The three presidents marked will be replaced when elections
are held in the Fall.
All other presidents must be elected within two weeks of completion of elections for the executive. The executive is elected in
two slates in February. 35 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.
1 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. Started two years ago, 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 program 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.
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.
The same rules apply for the third slate of campus elections
for the presidencies of the University Clubs Committee, the Men's
and Women's Athletic Associations and the Associated Women
All students who are the proper sex may vote in these elec
37 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.
Based on 1961-62 Estimates
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 $6.88 left is comprised of the general funds and the 5%
margin. The probable application of these general funds, likely to
be $5.68 per student in 1961 is illustrated on Page 39.
Schedule I—Administration
Office Salaries Postage
Students' Council Expenses Audit-and Legal
Stationary and office expenses Bank Charges
Honoraria, Gifts and Donations Public Relations Expenses
Insurance Depreciation
Telephone or Telegraph Repairs and Maintenance
Registration photos
Student Handbook
Student Directory
High School Tours
Leadership Conference
N.F.C.U.S. Committee
Schedule II—Publications
The Ubyssey
Schedule III—Campus Events
Contemporary Arts Festival
Frosh Orientation
Frosh Retreat
Grey Cup Float
Special Events
As the total income from all sources during the next year will
exceed $300,000 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 FaU. 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.
39 41
40 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.
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).
The permanent ones are:
FINANCE COMMITTEE: AMS treasurer, Malcolm Scott, is the
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 and, therefore, it has been the policy in recent years
to restrict membership on the committee to Scots. 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.
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. (Further details of the scheme are given on page 14.)
DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE: Chaired by first vice-president
Eric Ricker, this committee investigates all complaints regarding
student behaviour, and prosecutes before student court when it
feels it has a case.
STUDENT BUILDING CXWWMrrTEE: This committee will be
very much in the news this year. It is charged with the task of
planning the University's new $800,000 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, chaired by AMS president Alan Cornwall, will
plan the new buildings from start to finish. Not only will they select the overall design, but also make sure there are enough washrooms and other necessary facilities. They are going to try to fill
a $3 million need with $1.3 million. It would pay you to keep an
eye on what they are doing. Your class will probably be the first
to use the union building.
ALUMNI COMMITTEE: liaison with the Alumni Association.
COLLEGE SHOP COMMITTEE: sets College Shop policy.
(INSTITUTIONAL 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. 43 PARKING COMMITTEE: represents student interests in parking negotiations.
Pat Glenn is in charge of building a good public image for UBC
These committees (plus others not yet constituted) handle
most student problems. If you wish to contact one, you can obtain
the necessary information from Eric Ricker, First vice-president,
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 CouncU — 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. President Eric Mittero-
dorfer will be calling an organizational meeting early in the 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. See the Clubs
Section, Page 54.
this subersive 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); a series of noon hour lectures; the annual Awards
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. Mimi Roberts is this years
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45 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 and 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 will reap financial benefits this year 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. Last year, 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).
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
Basically, its acts as the national branch of the external affairs
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 govern-
ing body of NFCUS. UBC is usuaUy represented by the local chairman (Dave Anderson), the student president (Al Cornwall) and one
other student official.
UBC is famous among world universities for having been the
originator of the current bed-pushing craze.
Inovations 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 to 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. (Students from Japan, Spain, Germany,
Poland are studying at UBC this year. UBC students are studying
in Spain, Poland, Japan and Germany.)
Arts student Stu Robson is the chairman of this faculty-
student committee.
CONFERENCE COMMITTEES: Each year there are several
conferences held on and off the campus. They vary from serious 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.
For the first time in several years, a non-councillor, Kyle
Mitchell, is chairing the committee. Kyle and his gang are considering re-instating the downtown parade, which has been left
out of the celebrations in recent years because of an accident.
Homecoming is held in the faH:.: '
47 FROSH ORIENTATION: This is the committee that put out
this book. It's a good committee, says chairman Don Robertson.
Read all about it in the Frosh Orientation section (page 6).
SPECIAL EVENTS COMMTrTEE: 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.
The committee, chaired by impressario Doug Higgins, has a
budget of about $4,000. Events are usually free (or at a nominal
charge) and are presented at noon-hour to give most students an
opportunity to attend.
Standing committees of lesser standing are:
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.
More 'Bird Schedules
Jan. 19
Jan. 20
Feb. 3
Mar. 3
Mar- 16 &
Mar. 31
Apr. 6 &
Sept. 30
Oct. 7
Oct. 14
Oct. 21
Oct- 28
Nov. 4
Nov. 11
Nov. 18
Nov. 25
Dec. 3
-UBC at Eastern Washington
-UBC at Washington State
-UBC at Washington
-North West College Meet at UBC
-Western   Intercollegiate   Gymnastic
-NCAA—Alberquerque, New Mexico
-Pacific North West AAU at UBC
Championships  at
Cross Country
-Dual Meet VOC at Brockton.
-Dual Meet VOC at UBC.
-Dual Meet at Alberta.
-B.C. Championships at Brockton.
-WCIAU Championships at Vancouver.
-Inland Empire Championships at Spokane.
-Pacific North West at Vancouver
-Pacific North West AAU at Seattle.
-West Coast Championships at Stanford.
-Canadian Championships at Vancouver.
In this section you'll
find typical clubsters,
pubsters and well-
conditioned athletes.
49 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 aU the others is the Co-ordinator of Publications, Dean E. Feltham.
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 pubUcations:
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 (especiaUy 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 HaU 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. Next
year, for the first time, The Ubyssey wiU produce a monthly magazine — an edition containing longer feature articles 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 doUar for the year's subscription (in
their AMS fee).
The staff of approximately 50 is recruited from a bright-eyed
frosh, dull-eyed upperclassmen, 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 Uke 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.
With the dedicated staff that turns up every year, it's no
wonder The Ubyssey is the biggest and best thrice weekly newspaper on campus.
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.
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.
Students can place 'Tween Classes notices for clubs (to advertise coming events) and classified ads at The 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—usuaUy 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 whUe 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 John Lancaster.
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.
51 Birdcalls
Want to take out that cute blond that sits across from you in
English? Then check her number in 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 Bird Calls staff of 12 to 15 is headed by the editor and Advertising Manager. Under these two come the staff of typists, fiUng
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 nine times
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.
Bureaucrats' Bible
A new publication on the campus this year is the Bureaucrats'
Bible — a book with a limited circulation that teUs aU.
All the secrets, that is, of being an effective club or undergrad
society executive. It teUs you how to make bookings, budgets, etc;
And how to sneak unauthorized expenditures past AMS Business
Manager Ron Pearson.
The book is being given away free to executives only but if
you're really keen, editor Dave Yare will probably slip you one under
the table for a price.
This dull (duU 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 pubUshing 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 Handbook
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 this fall will put the first MAA booklet on the market. It,
too wUl contain juicy detaUs 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 Annuals
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
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 Ed-us-ed as
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.
Commercemen spend their time putting out the annual Ledger
and their weekly Balance Sheet.
The Arts Undergraduate Society produces a four-page faculty
edition modetted on The Ubyssey once a year. 53 How many now? 75? 100?
UBC's club phUosopsy 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 stUl 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.
Early in October 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 foUowing pages wUl 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 band together and start "another one."
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 Soc
Since most freshmen are all wet
anyway, in the opinion of many
upper classmen, Aqua Soc should
have wide appeal. The aquanauts
offer instruction for the beginners
as well as the beginner trying to
act like a pro.
Diving methods are demonstrated in Empire pool and lectures
accompany practical experience.
So far as we know, no member
has ever drowned. The club has
either an excellent safety record
or a good PRO.
Frequent trips to famed Vancouver and area beauty spots, the Gulf
Islands, Whytecliffe, Horseshoe
Bay and Pender Harhor fill out the
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.
Architectural Society
If you don't know the difference
between a roof pitch and a cricket
pitch you'll be right at home with
the Architectural Society. This
illustrious group was formed eight
years ago to promote a healthy interest in architecture and its meaning to the student body.
It is rumored that society will
have nothing to do with the construction of the new Student Union
Building — and everyone hopes
it's true.
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
Memorial gym three nights per
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
Bridge and Chess Club
Like sophisticated gambling?
Sounds like you're a candidate for
the bridge and chess club. Daily
play and tournaments take place in
the Brock lounge.
One sure way of winning has
been discovered — cheat.
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.
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 their best
work is on display.
Cerele Francais .
Cerele Francais is reported to
lure prospective members with free
wine and entertain regulars with
such parties as the "Picasso Panic".
Ostensibly the clubs purpose is
to encourage conservational French
and to promote interest in France
and French-speaking countries.
The club sponsors a scholarship
which offers the winner a six-week
paid trip to the land of wine —
55 Chinese Varsity
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.
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. Did you
know that Shakespeare is really
no good? Tut-tut. He doesn't hold
even a small flame to Jack Kero-
This illustrious group resides in
a gin soaked pad in the Brock extension.
Curling Club
Marking time until the new
sports arena is built the curling
club is filled to capacity each year.
Lack of ice facilities force the club
to curl at city rinks whenever ice
time is available — which isn't
very often.
If you're "on the broom" and just
the "right weight" — want a lot of
fun and don't mind the odd hours
— the curling club will keep you
Instruction — both pro and con
— is available.
Dance Club
The music you'll hear reverberating through the Brock at noon
hours will be that of the Dance
Club "tuning up" in their oversized dance room in the Brock Extension.
Noon hours sessions in modern,
creative, folk, international and
square dancing are presented.
The club organizes and participates in several contests durmg the
Economics Gub
Budget balancers and would-be-
swindlers take note! The UBC
■ economics club offers group research projects, discussions and
guest speakers to those with economic inclinations, legal or otherwise.
El Circulo
El Circulo Latino Americano (El
Circulo to you) is made up of students from Central and South America and Spain, plus Canadians
who want to pass Spanish.
The club promotes interest in
Latin American countries, customs
and culture.
Annual Spanish weekend at
Loon Lake, monthly dances, films
and lectures are a few of the club's
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.
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.
Figure Skating Club
The UBC Figure Skating Club
was formed to obtain P.E. credits
for those who like to skate. Training is available through the club.
Since the university has no ice
facilities, club members are forced
to join various skating clubs in the
Vancouver area.
A moderate social schedule is
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.
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
Forestry Club
All block-headed forestry students are eligible for membership
in the forestry club provided they
also have an interest in forestry.
The club tries to foster a general
interest in forestry throughout the
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.
German Gub
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
For the keener types conversations are held once    per    week.
Geography Gub
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.
Gymnastic Gub
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 Soc
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.
The group offers radio films and
lectures, and a social program.
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 2'50 in North
America, ^sponsors discussion
groups and fum programs during
the year.
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.
57 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
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 Gub
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 Gub
AU 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.
Mamooks -
Mamooks is the organization responsible (even though indirectly)
for the rash of signs and posters
that spring up around election time
and occasionally   before   football
Members of this service organization design and paint posters, for
a nominal fee (or perhaps a case of
New members are instructed in
air brush techniques and screen or
oil painting.
Through blackmail or some other
form of graft, deserving members
of the organization receive free
passes to campus activities.
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 Circle
An interest in classical music
helps, but it is not pre-requisite to
becoming a member of the Music
Circle. The circle meets frequently to study all types   of   classical
Evening meetings at members'
homes throughout the year allow
time for discussion of a longer composition.
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.
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 last year to organize the
fight against the spread of nuclear
weapons, UBC's Nuclear Disarmament Club contains some of the
best route marchers outside the
The club holds regular meetings
and marches throughout the year.
Pharmaceutical Society
All 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.
Parliamentary Forum
Parliamentary Forum gives students an opportunity to express
themselves in open debate (no professor to mark a final grade) on
such topics as "Resolved that Chastity is Outmoded."
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.
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.
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.
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 Gub
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 qampus.
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 Gubs
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.
Political Science Gub
The purpose of the Political
Science Club is to promote interest
in all aspects of Political Science.
You don't have to be taking a
political science course to be a
member of the club, although it
might help.
Lectures and discussion with
noted politicians make up the bulk
of the club's 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.
The year's activities start with a
get-acquainted party. 59 Pre-Medical Society
As the name implies Pre-Med
Soc is open to students hoping to
graduate in medicine. The club is
designed 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.
Psychology Gub
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.
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.
Religious Gubs
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.
J 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).
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
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.
SaUing 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 Gub
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.
Slavonic Circle
The Slavonic Circle is devoted
to the study of the customs and culture of the peoples of the Slavonic
Many of the lectures and discussions at the weekly meetings supplement classes in Slavonic
Undergrad Writer's Work Shop
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 Gub
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 Gub
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
club's Mount Seymour Chalet) is
available especially to good looking freshettes.
The club is active during all
NO, ITS NOT THE PNE, but it is a reasonable facsimile. It's
UBCs annual Gubs Day where the clubs put on fantastic displays
in frantic attempts to attract members. 61 Athletics
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 found1 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 aU supported by student contribution.
And if you need convincing that these facUities are weU-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, footbaU, and grasshockey games. Or look at the schedules
for both gyms, fiUed 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 facUities 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.
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.
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 President George Turpin,. Secretary Peter MacPher-
son, and executive members Keith Tolman and Chris Barratt. A
third executive member will be named later. Also on the MAA
executive are the senior managers of all 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.
This year, the MAA representative on student council will not be
the president of MAA, but one of the Undergraduate Society Presidents now on Council who will attend MAA meetings.
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. The faculty members are chairman
Dean A. W. Matthews, Prof. Robert Osborne of the faculty of P.E.,
Dr. John Chapman and Dr. C. A. Rowles. The ex-officio secretary
is R. J. (Bus) Phillips, the Athletic Director. Student members are
the president and secretary of the MA and the president and vice-
president of the Student Council. Alumni representative is Dr.
Gerry Nestman.
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 athletic program this year are student
president Barbara Whidden and WAC executive secretary Miss
Barbara Schrodt.
The treasurer, Barb Bengough, 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
team. 63 A-cards
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 wiU be here.
A-Cards are those Uttle blue cards which freshmen exchange
in the registration lineup for those little blue five-doUar biUs, with
a little assistance from a brawny footbaU player. They're better
bargains than anything in Army and Navy's basement, actuaUy.
One card admits the owner and his or her date to almost any and
every sport event on campus, including basketball and footbaU
Big Block 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 annuaUy 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 perennial all-star basketball player, Ken Winslade.
Women athletes at UBC are rewarded for their achievements
by membership in the Women's Big Block Gub. 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 Peter-
son. Last year, grasshockey player and manager Barb Lindberg
was the recipient.
Intramural awards are presented to top players at the annual
spring WAA-AWS banquet.
How to sign up
AU men who wish to improve their brawn as weU as their 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 footbaU) prospective players should contact the coach of the sport concerned
through the athletic department during the summer. FootbaU
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 wiU see the second annual Athletics Day, a two-
hour show, simUar to Gubs Day, held in the Armoury or Field
House . . .
Various sports buUd 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 weU as The Ubyssey, for announcements.
All freshettes wUl have a chance to try out for university
teams during the first few months of the faU term. 65 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 3,000
students played on UBC extramural teams.
UBC plays in the Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic
Union, now only a three-school league. Alberta and Saskatchewan
are the other universities, and Manitoba the "only." Last year,
they refused to enter the required number of teams, and the
WCIAU was forced to expel them from the league, leaving only
three teams. However, league officials hope Victoria College and
the University of Alberta at Calgary will soon be large enough to
enter teams, thereby putting the league on a sounder footing.
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.
Probably the team that gets the least credit it deserves is the
Thunderbird rugby squad, who last year defeated just about everything in sight, including the touring Japanese and UCLA teams.
They also won the World and McKechnie Cups. Their coach for
several years has been the scholarly Dr. Max Howell, who this year
leaves to take up the post of athletic director at the University of
The football team is coached, naturally, by friendly Frank
Gnup, probably the best-known of the coaches. Frank's Thunderbird team last year placed second in the WCIAU and his Junior
Varsity team was runner-up for the provincial Junior title. This
year, Frank hopes to form an Intermediate team, to handle the
many players he has turning out each fall.
The basketball T-Birds are guided by one of Canada's most
respected hoop coaches, Jack Pomfret. Last year, and the year
before, they cleaned up in the WCIAU. Pomfret also has a Junior
Varsity team and a Frosh team.
Everybody's choice as the most popular spectator sport of the
future at UBC is ice hockey. When the new campus arena is built,
students will be able to watch Alex Stuart's boys at home, instead
of travelling to Kerrisdale and ChiUiwack 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, and) twenty-two reasons why UBC
students are weU-treated athletically.
Badminton Fencing Squash
BasebaU Golf Soccer
Bowling Grasshockey Track and Field
Cricket Gymnastics Tennis
Cross Country Judo Volleyball
Curling Sailing Weightlifting
Cycling Skiing Wrestling
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 WCIAU 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 WCIAU
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 Swimming
Badminton Figure Skating Gymnastics Tennis
Bowling Grass Hockey Judo Track and Field
Basketball Fencing Skiing Volleyball
In any and all cases, questions regarding athletics will be
gladly answered by anyone at the Memorial Gym or the Women's
Gym. 67 Intramurals
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 facUities, but in moat
cases, the cost to the individual is nil. Games are played at noon
hours, in the evenings, and Saturday afternoons. There's usuaUy
a time and a sport to fit everyone's schedule.
Students in first and second 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. ActuaUy the program
is easier to take than Flavored Childiren'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.
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69 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 umbreUa when you come.
Vancouver's rainy season starts in the fall — just when you
arrive — and ends in AprU — 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 camus.
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,
wUl 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 students 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, offered to students for $10 per
12-month year.
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 UBC's own 25-bed hospital.
Excellent medical facilities for treatment of emergency accidents and illnesses are available from the health service. Doctors
are on caU 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
organization. 71 Local Churches
St. Anselm's—University Boulevard
St. Helen's — 2395 Trimble.
St. Mark's — 2485 West Second
St. PhUip's — 3737 West Twenty-seventh
Dunbar Heights — 3696 West Seventeenth
West Point Grey — 2685 Sasamat
Our Lady of Perpetual Help — 4065 West Tenth
St. Augustine's — 2018 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 Firty-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 — 5990 Chancellor
West Point Grey—4595 West Eighth
SERVICES — 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
YOUNG PEOPLES, SUN. — 8:45 p.m.
11th and Sasamat (at the Gates)
Student employment service
Since students at UBC never seem to have enough work to
at'^tw wn wng+?e SUT6r h&lidays)' three ^vices w0S
Fn,^™* r -f°r th6m: **•• Placement Office, the National
Employment service, and the Student Employment Committee
The Placement Office, which takes care of most students
"^1948T t0 ^ ^ j°bs f0r the ™^"Uns then
IS f f' J* was expanded to serve the whole campus. More
than 4,000 students registered with the Placement Office last yen
the majority looking for summer employment.
Pl^t^*™? °ffiCe administers the University's Self-Help
S^rv S PTdeV°bS °n CampUS   in   the   food services, the
Ubrary, and on the cleaning staff. Students may not work at these
" 2££. ** Ws a -* - ^ **" 2=
flU «?* !Jaf.eme^0ffice ^so maintains a bulletin board and a
got SLJSW"off *"»* ^year' 80°to 40°stude*te
In December, students register at the office for Christmas jobs
in department stores and at the Post Office.
i*k«^?5 BPd^' *he ^ f0r 8Ummer jobs be?in8- A sP^al bulr
^SmSS.^°mati0n ab°Ut 8Ummer j0b3 i8 *« »> *
tfe. IUS ^S-lk66P\a S6 °f Pennanent employment opportune
ta» and publishes a booklet caUed Career Planning for Students
£w Um:erSity: ^ booU8t odBttil» a li8t ™* all the dope on
jobs fromAccountant to MiUionaire 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
Ubyssey        WS * "** ** *" PIaC6ment ^ and *^
Last year, the Placement Office received between 350-400
applications for permanent employment from graduates.  They
placed 95 per cent of them ~ an exceptional average.
The National Employment Service also registers students for
P     S^J^f P™"""* employment, and conducts interviews.
The Student Employment Committee was set up last year to
give out information from local and national employment services
and to work with the Placement Office to publicize its services.
73 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.
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 sail and can meet the physical requirements.
All 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 basicaUy 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 BaU.
The costumed wing-ding known as the Mardi Gras is open to
all students. It is usuaUy held1 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 baUot at a pre-baU 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 whUe 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.
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75 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 really
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.
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 wiU 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.
Academic 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 place
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.
77 UBC  Songs
Hail UBC
We wear the blue and gold of the victors,
We are the men of the UBC.
AU other teams acknowledge us masters,
We are strong in adversity.
Work for today and work for tomorrow,
We are the ones will do our share.
Shouting in joy and silent in sorrow,
Bravery conquers care.
Hail! UBC,
Our glorious university.
You stand for aye
Between the mountains and the sea;
All through life's way,
Let's sing Kla-how-yah Varsity;
Tuum Est wins the day;
And we'll push on to victory.
Harold King,
Education 32.
Alma Mater Hymn
Alma Mater, by thy dwelling
There is set the western sea.
Mountains shed their benediction
On the hopes that rest in thee.
Alma Mater, to thy children
In the springtime of their years,
Grant the faith that grows from knowledge,
Courage that makes light of fears.
Alma Mater, thou hast kinship,
With the great of bygone days,
And the voices of our fathers
Join with ours to sing thy praise.
Words: Prof. T. H. Coleman,
Music: D. O. Durkin, Arts 40.
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