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The University of
British Columbia
Stubent HanfrbDflk
1930 - 1331
Business Manager:
JOHN FOX. Arts '31
Student Publications
Board Contents
lEbttor'a Jiute
The Editor wishes to thank
those whose cooperation has
made this issue of the Handbook possible and to acknowledge use of previous Handbooks. It Is hoped that the
changes made this year in the
general appearance of the book
will prove acceptable and that
the information contained herein will be of use to students
both new and old.
Message  of   A.   M.   S.   President	
General   Information ......
Historical    Sketch    	
Student Body Organization    -..„.	
Students'   CouncU   Personnel   	
A.   M.   S.   Constitution  	
New  Eligibility  Rules   „	
Freshman Initiation  ...
Undergraduate   Societies	
Men's  Athletics    - ....
Women's   Athletics	
Athletic   Awards	
Track Championships	
Publications   Hoard	
Literary and  Scientific    	
Fraternities  and  Sororities	
Undergraduates'   Exchange   Schema	
Mann er   and  Curator    ..	
The   Honor   System    „ - .   —	
Kla-How-Yah -	
Valedictory  Gifts     „..
Directory to Buildings  	
Social Events  - ^ —
Points of Interest _	
Yells ~.
Time Table Blanks H5
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. 34
51 Foreword
In accordance with custom, the Editor
has requested me to write the Foreword.
In the brief space allotted to me, I cannot do more than acknowledge this
courtesy and extend a word of welcome
to all the students, especially to those
of the First Year. This welcome is sincere and hearty because I believe that
among those who are coming to the
University this fall for the first time,
there are young men and women who
are as well endowed, and as earnest
in their pursuit of learning as were any
of their predecessors.
As these young people enter upon this
new stage in their academic careers, I
congratulate them on the opportunities
which are theirs to lay the foundations
of a sound education. Those who have
the energy, the determination and the
ability to become students in the best
sense of that word I welcome cordially
and without reserve. These, I am confident, when they enter into the larger
freedom which life in the University
affords, will not relax that stern self-
discipline to which they have accustomed themselves. May all success attend  their  efforts.
President, Alma Mater Society
J To the Class of '34
We welcome you as members of the
Alma Mater Society and admit you to
our secret, you are now students of the
finest University in existence. This is no
boast. It matters not what others think.
Convince yourselves that this is true,
each one of you, then the name of our
University will go "down through the
Your seniors are just beginning to
realize how hard it is going to be to
say, "Good-bye." But their time is almost up and they must relinquish the
prize to you. "It is thine"—but only in
Our halls are still almost new but already, if you listen carefully, you can
hear echoes of those who have passed
by. What are they saying? "Sully not
her name." All we hope of you as fellow
students is that you will whisper back,
"We'll  try."
Pres. A. M.  S.
General Information
LOST AND FOUND—The University
Book Store is the official Lost and Found
Bureau  on  the  campus.
NOTICE BOARDS—Notice Boards are
placed in every University Building and
in the space between the Arts and Auditorium Buildings. Students are at liberty
to use them; care must be taken, however, to see that the notices are neat.
The official Student Council Notice Board
is on the South stairway in the Auditorium Building.
UBYSSEY—The "Ubyssey," published
on Tuesdays and Fridays, is distributed
in  the Common Rooms.
TELEPHONES—Pay phones are installed in all the University Buildings.
Toll is 5 cents to the city exchange.
SCHOLARSHIPS — Information re
Scholarships, Medals and Prizes will be
found   in   the  Calendar,   pages   51-64.
MAIL—Mail is received twice daily on
the campus. The Letter-Rack for clubs
and societies is at the head of the south
stairway in the Auditorium Building.
General Student Letter-Racks are situated in the lower hall of the Arts Building. The official address is: "The University of British Columbia, West Point
Grey,   B.C."
EAT—The objects of the Employment
Bureau are to provide students with summer employment, to provide part-time
work for students during the Winter
Session,  and  to help students in obtain- Ing positions after graduation. This service is for employers seeking help and
for students desiring employment. Those
who know of positions vacant are requested to notify the Bureau. Correspondence should be addressed to "Employment Bureau, Registrar s Office."
THE BOOK STORE—The Book Store,
which occupies a room in the Auditorium
Building, Is prepared to supply all the
text books required for the various courses offered In the University, also such
articles as note books, loose-leaf sheets,
fountain pens, drawing paper and Instruments. During the Winter Session the
Book Store Is open Monday to Friday,
from nine to five o'clock, and Saturday,
from  nine to one.
THE DIBRAJRY—During the session
the Library is open on week days from
8.45 a.m. to 9.45 p.m. except on Saturdays, when the hours are from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Further Information regarding the
Library Is posted on the notice board In
that  building.
to the University Nurse Immediately upon entering the University. The Medical
Room is 306, Auditorium Building.
Notices giving appointments to students
must be observed Immediately on receipt.
Historical Sketch
In 1890 the Provincial Legislature
passed an Act establishing a body politic
and corporate named "The University of
British Columbia." No material progress
was made, however, until 1894, when an
Act was passed which permitted the affiliation of high schools In the Province
with recognized Canadian Universities.
In 1899 Vancouver High School was affiliated with McGill University in order to
provide first year work In Arts, and took
the naipe of Vancouver College. First
Year work in Arts was offered by Victoria High School when it became Victoria College by affiliation with McGill
University In 1902. In the same year Vancouver College undertook the Second Year
in Arts.
In 1906 an Act was passed incorporating
the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning of British Columbia,
which, in the same year, established at
Vancouver the McGill University College
of British Columbia. In 1915 the University of British Columbia was opened and
the McGill University College of Vancouver and Victoria College which was a
part of it, ceased to exist.
Definite steps to establish the University were taken by Dr. H. E. Young,
Minister of Education, in 1907, when he
Introdut'i-d a "University Endowment
Act." This Act was followed In 1908 hy
an Act establishing and incorporating
the University of British Columbia and
repealing the old Act of 1890-91. This
Act, with its subsequent amendments,
determines the present constitution of
the University.
A site commission, appointed in 1910,
recommended  the  vicinity  of  Vancouver
9 and in the following year the Point Grey
site was granted to the University. The
grant now consists of 548 acres at the
extremity of Point Grey. The waters of
the Gulf of Georgia form more than half
■ the boundary of the University campus.
A tract of some 3.000 acres of Government land immediately adjoining the site
and lying between it and the City of
Vancouver, has been set aside by the
Government in order that University revenue may be provided by sale or lease.
The first Convocation, held on August
1st, 1912, chose Mr. F. L. Carter-Cotton
as first chancellor of the University. In
March. 1913, the Lieutenant-Governor-in-
Council appointed as President of the
University. F. F. Wesbrook, M.A., M.D.,
CM., LL.D. On April 4th, 1918, Dr. R. E.
McKechnie, the present chancellor, was
elected. On the death of President Wesbrook, October 20th, 1918, L S. Klinck,
Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, was
appointed Acting President and on June
1st,  1919.  President.
From its opening in 1915 till the summer of 1925, the University carried on its
work in temporary quarters on part of
the site of the General Hospital in Fair-
Construction work was commenced on
the Science Building at the Point Grey
site in 1914, but was interrupted because
of war conditions. AVork on this building
was resumed in 1923 shortly after the
great Student Campaign. The Science
Building and Library, as well as nine
other buildings, were completed and
ready for occupancy  in  the fall of 1925.
The inauguration of the new buildings
was held on October 15th and 16th, 1925,
on which occasion honorary degrees were
granted by the University for the first
Organization of the
Student Body
The Students' Council is the governing
body, its nine members being elected by
th> students late in the Spring term.
This body meets every Monday night
during the term to discuss all motions
for student welfare. The Presidents of the
Men's and Women's Undergraduate Societies, the Presidents of the Meri's and
Women's Athletic Societies and the President of the Literary and Scientific Executive, represent definite bodies of student opinion. These members bring up
matters relative to their own subsidiaries, but are expected to know and discuss  matters  outside   their   own   spheres.
Each of the subsidiarj clubs submits
a budget early in the fall to its own governing body, which in turn submits it to
the Council through the club president.
Budgets ar<> then allotted by Council.
In addition to club budgets, special grants
may be made at the discretion of the
Each club has its own executive, which
is elected by undergraduates interested
in the activities of that club.
The Publications Board is a semi-independent body, having no representation
on Council, though the Editor-in-Chief
holds an  "A"  position.
11 Students Council
Hon. President Dr. L. S. Klinck
President Donald Hutchison, Arts '31
Secretary Margaret Muirhead, Arts '31
Treasurer S. T. Fraser, Sc. '32
Pres. M. U. S Douglas Pollock, Comm. 31
Pres. W. IT. S Jean Telford, Arts '31
Pres. L. S. E.-Francis McKenzie, Arts '31
Pres.  M. A. S Charles Schultz,  Sc.  '31
Pres. W. A. S Betty Buckland, Arts  31
Junior Member    Fred Grimmett, Arts '32
of the
Alma Mater Society
The University of British Columbia
Section 6, 37—"Societies Act"
(1) The   name   of   the  Society   Is  the   "Alma  Mater
Society of the  University of British Columbia."
(2) The  objects  of   the   Society  are:
(a) To promote, direct and control ali student
activities within the University of British Columbia
as represented in the following associations and
societies and  their  subsidiary  organizations:
1. The Undergraduate Societies.
2. The  Literary   and  Scientific  Executive.
3. The   Athletic  Associations.
4. The Students'  Publication Board.
(b) To advance the cause of higher learning In
the  Province of British  Columbia;
(c) To promote unity and goodwill amongst its
(d) To acquire by gift, bequest, tease, exchange
or purchase sny lands, buildings or hereditaments,
whether freehold or leasehold, for the use of the
(e) To erect on such lands any buildings or improvements necessary for the proper use and occupation  of  the   same  by  the   Society;
(f) To take or oUierwtse acquire and hold shares
or stock debentures, debenture stock, bonds, obligations and securities Issued by any benevolent or
charitable Society or Company within the Province
of  British  Columbia  or elsewhere;
(g) Subject to the provisions.contained in Clause
10 of the Societies Act to borrow, raise and secure
the payment of money in such manner as the Society
sees fit, and in particular by the Issue of debentures;
(3)   The operations of the Society are  to be chiefly
carried on at the University of British Columbia, University  Section,  Point Grey,  Province of  British  Coi-..
BY-LAW No. I (s< The society shall be composed  of  acthc and  honorary  members.
(b) Active members shail comprise all registered
students of the University of British Columbia, graduates, undergraduates, and partial students, who have
paid Alma Mater Society fees for the current session.
(c) Honorary members shail comprise alt members
of the Faculty, graduates of the University, and
others to whom  honorary  membership  may be  given.
BY-LAW No. 2—An active member of the Society
shall cease to be an active member when he is no
longer a graduate, undergraduate, or partial student
nf the University of British Columbia in good standing.
BY-LAW No. 3 Student activities within the University of British Columbia will be represented by
the following associations and societies and their subsidiary organizations:
13 (a) The Undergraduate Societies which shall comprise the Women's Undergraduate Society, the Men's
Undergraduate Society and subsidiary class organizations.
(h) The Literary and Scientific Executive, which
shall Include a representative of the Musical Society.
at the Players' Club, of Debaters' organizations, and
of each of such kindred societies as may. with the
consent of the Executive ratified by the Students'
Council, be given direct representation of the Exccn-
(c> The Athletic Associations, which shall comprise
the Women's Athletic Association, the Men's Athletic
Association,   and   all   their  subsidiary   societies.
(d) The Students' Publications Board, which shall
comprise all hoards or organizations undertaking student publications.
BY-LAW No. 4—(a) A semi-annual meeting of the
Society will be held within the first ten days of the
Fall term, at which the Treasurer will make a financial statement and the functions and activities of
the Alma Mater Society and subsidiary societies will
be outlined.
(b) The Annual meeting will he held In the last
week In March, at which the President and Treasurer
will make a report, and the Secretary will make a
report on  ail  subsidiary organizations.
(c) Special meetings may he called at any time by
the President on the ropiest of the Students' ro'iiicll.
or on the written request of twenty members of the
Society. At these meetings no business can lie transacted except that for which the meeting has been called.
(d) Only active members can vote at the meetings
of the Society. Honorary members may not vote, but
may take part in all discussions.
(e) Thirty-three per cent, of the students registered for the current session shall constitute a quorum
ut any meeting of the Society.
BY-LAW No. 5—(a) The name of the Executive
shall be the "Students' Council," and the members
of the Students' Council, for the time being, shall be
the directors of the Socletj.
(h)   The members of the Students'  Council shall  be:
1. The Honorary  President.
2. The President, who shall be an undergraduate
of the Senior Year of any Faculty.
3. The Secretary of the Alma Mater Society, who
shall he an undergraduate of the Junior or Senior
Year of any Faculty.
4. The Treasurer of the Alma Mater Society, who
shall he an undergraduate of the .lunlor Year of
any  Faculty
5. The i'resldent of the Women's Undergraduate
Society, who shali be an undergraduate of the Senior
Year of  any  Faculty.
6. The President of the Men's; Undergraduate Society, who shall be an undergraduate of the Senior
Year of any Faculty.
7. The President of the Literary and Scientific
Executive, who shall he an undergraduate of the
Junior or Senior Year of any Faculty.
8. The President of the Women's Athletic Association, who shall he au undergraduate of the .lunlor
or   Senior   Year  of   any   Faculty.
9. The President of the Men's Athletic Association, who shall he an undergraduate of the .lunlor or
Senior   Year  of  any   Faculty.
10. The Junior Member, who shall be an undergraduate of the Junior Yeur of any Faculty elected
hy the student hotly.
(c)   Officers or  the   Society  shall   he:
1. ifonorary   I'resldent.
2. i'resldent.
3. Vice-President (to be elected hy the Council
from  it*  members  by a  majority   vote).
4. Secretary.
5. Treasurer.
G   Assistant  Treasurers.
(di   Duties of the officers of the Society shall be;
1. The President shall preside at all meetings of
the Students' Council and of the Alma Mater Society;
shall convene all ordinary and s|»eclal meetings of
the Students' Council; shall be au ex-offlclo member
of all committees under the Alma Mater Society,
and shall undertake all such other duties as usually
Tall   to  the  office  of  the President.
2. The Vice i'resldent shall. In the absence of
Lie  I'resldent,  assume  all   his duties.
3. The Secretary shall take minutes of all the
meetings of the Students' Council and of the Alma
Mater Society, and shall conduct all correspondence
of the Students' Councii and keep on file copies of
all letteis written and received by him relating to
the affairs of the Society; shall read the annual re«
1 it of the subsidiary or anlxntl ns at the annual
meeting, and shall keep lu his custody all books and
records of the Society
15 4. If ihe Students' Council shall deem it advisable,
an assistant Secretary shall be appointed by It to
assist  the  Secretary  in the discharge of his duties.
5. The Treasurer shall, on assuming office, provide
a bond in the sum of $2,000 on himself In a company selected by the Students' Council. The cost of
such bond shall be paid from the funds of the
Alma Mater Society. He shail take charge of and
be responsible for the funds of the Society, which
shall   be  divided   as  follows:
(1) Appropriations to the Students'  Publications.
(2) Appropriations to the Literary and Scientific
(3) Appropriations to the Men's Athletic Association.
(4) The balance shall be appropriated to the general account of the Alma Mater Society. The Treasurer shall immediately, on receipt of the funds, deposit the same In a chartered bank selected by the
Students' Council, and shall open a separate bank
account for each of the aforesaid divisions of the
funds. He shall not disburse the funds under his
direct control, except In the payment of bills certified by the President and the Treasurer of the
Society which contracted the bills, and then only
by a cheque signed by him and countersigned by the
President of the Students' Council. He shall keep
careful account of, and be responsible for, all moneys received and disbursed by himself and by the assistant Treasurers, and shall file ail bills, receipts
and vouchers under their control. He shall have the
power to audit the books of the assistant Treasurers
at any time, and he shall see that they keep careful count of, and are responsible for the moneys, and
Hie all bills, receipts and vouchers under their control. He shali render a financial statement of the
Alma Mater Society to the Students' Council each
month, and at any other time on the written order
of the Council, and shall embody in such statement the financial statements received from his assistant Treasurers. He shali obtain a financial report
of each activity within two weeks of each activity,
and  present It to the Students'  Council.
(5) The assistant Treasurers shall be (1) the business manager of the Publications Board, (2) the
treasurer   of   the   Literary   and   Scientific   Executive,
(3) the treasurer of the Men's Athletic Association,
(4) the Treasurer of the Men's Undergraduate Society. These officers shall not sit on the Council.
They shall not disburse the funds under their direct
control, except In payment of bills certified by the
President and Treasurer of the Society  which con-
traded the bills, and then only hy cheque signed by
the assistant treasurer concevned, and countersigned
by the I'resldent am) Treasurer of the Students'
Council. They shall each render a financial statement of their department monthly, and a financial
report once a year for the annual meeting of the
Alma Mater Society;* or at any other time on the
written urdcr of the President and Treasurer of the
.students' Council. They shall obtain and file a financial report of each activity of the societies in
their department, and shall forward a copy to the
Treasurer of the Students' Council within two weeks
after the date of the activity.
(ej   Duties of the Students' Council:
1. The Students' Council shail he the only recog-
nlzed  medium between the Alma Mater Society anil:
1. The  University Authorities.
2. The other organizations.
3. The   general   public.
2. The Students' Council shall have rontrol of all
affiliated student activities, subject to the approval
of   the   Faculty   Committee   on   Student   Affairs.
3. The Students' Councii shall act as a court,
hefore which any student may be called to account
for  misdemeanor.
4. The Students' Councii shall appoint a returning
officer and scrutineers for the election of the Honorary President and President of the Alma Mater Society.
5. The Students' Councii shall appoint two of its
members te sit with the I'resldent of the Alma Mater
Society on the Joint Committee of Student Affairs.
G. The Students' Council shall meet regularly
each  week during  the session.
7. Immediately after the close of the spring term,
the Students' Council-elect shall assume its office at
a joint meeting with  the retiring  Students'  Council.
8. It shall be the duty of the Students' Councii
to promote social Intercourse and academic unity
within   the   University
BY-LAW No. 6—The Students' Council shall have
power to appoint a Secretary Treasurer to assist the
regular officers of the Society at a salary to be fixed
by the Students' CouncU. provided the Society shali,
at a meeting uf which due notice has been given, first
have iiassed a resolution authorizing such appointment.
BY-LAW No. 7—Subject to the provisions contained
in Clause 10 of the Societies' Act, the Students'
Councii   may,   for   the   purposes   of  carrying   out   the
17 objects of the Society, borrow, raise, or secure the repayment of such sum or sums of money In such maimer
and upon such terms and conditions In all respects as
the Students' t'ouacll thinks fit, and la particular by
the Issue of bonds, perpetual or redeemable debea-
tnres, or any mortgage charge or other security on
the whole or any part of the property or assets of
the Society, both present and future, Including all fees
or  membership dues  now or hereafter due or  payable,
BY-LAW No. 8—Not more than four weeks prior to
the last day of the Sluing term, on audit shall be
made of the Treasurer's books by auditors appotnted
for that purpose by the Studeats' Council, and auditors
so ap]H)lnted shall be paid such remuneration as the
I'onncll   shall  determine.
BY-LAW No. 9—The seal or the Society shall not be
affixed to any Instrument except by the authority of n
n solution of the Students' Council or of the Society,
and lu the presence of such officers of the Society as
may be prescribed In and by uny such resolution, or,
If no oftlceis are prescribed by the resolution. In the
presence   of
(al  Two members of the Students' Council and the
Secretary,   or
(hi    The   President   of   the   Society   and   the   Sec-
retar> ; und  such officers shall  sign every  1 listrurrrent
to   which   the   seal   of   the   Society   Is   so   affixed   In
their   presence.
BY-LAW No. 10 Elections shall be conducted as
(at    Honorary   President  and   Council   members.
1. Nomlnatloas for officers other than that of
President shall he lu the hands of the Secretary
sewn days before election day, a ad nominations for
the ofiue of President shall be la the hands of the
Secretary eight days before election day. These
in initiations shall be posted on the bulletin board
and shall he signed by not less than 10 active laein-
l)ers of the   Society.
2. .No student may sign the list of aotalnation for
uu re than tine candidate  for each office.
3. The   elections   shall   be   by   ballot.
4. The election of Honorary President aad President shall be held on the second Tuesday of March;
polllag booths will be open frota ten o'clock a.m.'
to 4 o'clock i-.m.
5. The elections for all Council offices not mentioned in sub-section 4 shall be held on the third
Tuesday of March; polling booths will be open front
tea   o'clock   a in,   to  4   o'clock   p.m.
6. Active members oaly shall have the privilege
r>f  voting at   these  election*.
7. After the ballots have been counted the returning officer shall place them In a package, which shall
be sealed la the preseace of the scrutlaeers and pre*
served until after the annual meeting of the Society.
(h)  Appolntiaeats by the Students' Couaell:
1. The Editor-ln-Chlef or the Studeats' Publications: The Students' Council shall appolat this
tiffin-r. fellowlag the election of the Presldeat of
th ■   Alma   Mater   Society.
2. Asuistaat Treasurers: The buslaess aiaaager of
the Publications Board, the Treasurer of the Literary and Scientific Executive, the Treasurer of the
.Men's Undergraduate Soclet> shall he appointed by
the Students' Council la collaboration with representatives of the retiring executive of the department concerned at the first found] meeting following the election or api>olntiuent of the head of that
department   for   the next   session.
3. The Senior Editors of Student Publlcatloas
The Students' Council. In collaboration with th-
Publications Monrd, shall appoint these officers at
the first Council meeting following the apiwliitment
nf the  Edltur-ln-Chlef for the  next  session.
(ci The Senior Editors shall superintend the editorial work of the Students' Publications and shall h.
itsiwnslble  for   It to  the   Edltor-lu chief.
(d) Appoint meats by the Students' t'ouacll-elect:
Vice i'resldent aad Assistant Secretary. The Students'
Council-elect shall appoint these fioia Its members before  the chise of  the  Spring  term.
(e) Whea a vacancy has been definitely established
la any of the offices of the Society, the election of a
successor shall be held la accordance with the pro
cedure   prescribed   for  In   the   election  of  such  officers.
BY-LAW No. 11- (a) The funds of the Society shall
consist of the following:
1. Fees of admission to the Society collected by
the Registrar under authority of the Board of
•1. All moaeys excepting special meialiership fees
received by Student organizations under the Alma
Mater Society, which moneys shall be remitted to
the Treasurer of the Students' Council direct,
(b) Estimates of the proposed expenditures of the
Undergraduate   Societies,   the   Literary   and   Scientific
19 Executive, the Athletic Associations and the Students' Publications, shall be hi the hands of the
Treasurer before the end of the third week of the
(c)The budget shall be prepared by the Treasurer
from these estimates and presented in the fourth week
of the session to the Students' Council for consideration
and adoption. The appropriations for the Publications
Board, the Literary and Scientific Executive, and
the Men's Athletic Association, shall be prepared
according  to  these  budgets.
(d) Any Student organization under the Society
may spend money for the purpose and for the amount
prescribed for its use in the budget, but shall not
spend moneys which are not prescribed for In the
budget, except by special permission of the Students'
(e) Twenty per cent, of all moneys accruing to the
Alma Mater Society by reason of activities of organizations under its control, to be reserved for the Injuries Trust Fund until such time as the fund shall
reach five hundred dollars, such reservation thereafter
made  when  the  fund  falls  below five  hundred dollars.
BY-LAW No. 12—Iteports from the Secretaries and
Treasurers of the Undergraduate Societies, the Literary
and Scientific Executive, the Publications Department,
Athletic Associations, and their subsidiary organizations, shall be in the hands of the Secretary of the
Society immediately after the election of their Presidents.
BY-LAW No. 13—No student shall be elected to the
Students'  Council for more than one office.
BY-LAW No. 14—The Faculty Committee on Student Affairs shall be the first medium between the
T'niverslty authorities and the student body. It shall
confirm the activities of the student body by endorsing
rrom time to time the proposals of the Alma Mater
Society. All matters concerning which a conference Is
deemed advisable shall be referred to the Joint Committee on Student Affairs, which shall be composed of
three representatives of the Faculty and three members of the Students' Council. Should this committee
not endorse the proposals of the Alma Mater Society,
It may amend or annul them, and its decision shall
be considered as the combined judgment of Faculty
and Students. A minority of two members of this
Committee with the consent of the Chairman, may
appeal to the Senate any decision made by the Committee.
BY-LAW No. 15—Student organizations not subsidiary to the Alma Mater Society shall make applicant)
tlon to the Students' Council before the end of the
third week of the fall term for permission to use the
University name  and crest  for  that session.
To this application the following Information u anl
Ing the Society making application  shall  he appended:
1. Name.
2. Alms   and   objects.
3. Conditions  of  membership.
4. Complete   list  of  members.
5. Complete   list  of  officers.
The Alma Mater Society shall hold student members
of such organizations responsible to the Alma Mater
Society for the conduct of the or animation in any
way In which it may be held, directly or lndlrcctli,
tn   affect   the   University.
BY-LAW No. 16— (a) Ktmltnis of the first year will
not be allowed to represent the Unlverilty in more
than one activity, athletic or literary, until they have
obtained complete standing by the re- ular Christinas
examinations. Any Freshman fuillttb to obtain such
complete standing shall not represent the University >n
any activity during the remainder of the session.
(This rule does not ajjply to students in the first >car
of Applied Science.
■:b.' No student whose academic standing is Incomplete will be allowed to represent the Univeisity on
any   activity   whleh   necessitates   absence   from   class
(c) No student will be allowed to represent the
University in any senior activity unless he has full
standing in at least 80 per cent, of his redulred course.
(d> No student will be allowed to engage in hi j
activity calling for competition with organizations oni -
side the University unless he has full standing in at
least  60  per  cent,  of his required  course.
(e) Students shall be limited In the number of
activities in which they engage: that In no case shall
a student whose academic standing Is incomplete carry
on more than two act hit les, and these shall be of
different characters, I.e., Athletic or Literary or
BY-LAW No. 17—All University organizations inviting outside speakers to address University students
shall apply to the Students' Council for permission to
hold such meeting, and tiie matter shall be dealt with
in a separate motion of the Council.
BY-LAW No. 18—The Men's Undergraduate Society
executive shall arrange a schedule of all social functions under its jurisdiction for the college >ear in
the second week of the Fall terta; and these functions   shall   he  on  Friday  even In. s.
21 BY-LAW No. 19—There shall he no drinking of
Intoxicating liquors on the University campus nor
at any University function; nor shall any person appear
on the University campus nor at any University function showing any trace of such intoxicating liquors.
BY-LAW No. 20—Subsidiary societies under the
Literary and Scientific Executive and the Athletic
Associations will not be permitted to hold general
social  functions.
BY-LAW No. 21—Attendance at University dunces
shall be restricted to members of the Alma Mater
Society and guests.
Guests shall  be.
(aI  Honorary   guests.
(b> Such guests as may be tnvlted hy members of
the Alma Mater Society, each member to he entttled
to one guest; no eouple consisting of two outsltlers to
be permitted to attend, admission to dances to be hy
ticket ami Invitation only; the sale of tickets to close
forty-eight hours before the date of the function. That
arrangements for any social functions of the University
must be submitted for the approval of the Students'
Council at least two weeks hefore the date of the
BY-LAW No. 22 All organizations of the Students
of the University of British Columbia which do not
come under the Alma Mater Society, with such exceptions as shall he approved by the Students' Council, shall be debarred from the use of the University
name and Alma Mater Society notice boards, and all
such societies shall each year, during the first month
of the FaU term, renew their application for permission to use the University name ami crest.
BY-LAW No. 23 Card playing, except at University
functions, and amblliu, lu any form, such as dice
throwing ami coin tosaing for money or any monetary
equivalent whatsoever shall he prohibited within the
precincts of the  University.
BY-LAW No. 24 Major functions, such as annual
Undergraduate dances, shall end at one o'clock.
Minor functions, such as class parties, shall end at
twelve  o'clock.
BY-LAW No. 25—Any member of the Society buying a ticket for an> University function snail In no
case sell such ticket to any other person for a higher
price than that set by the committee in charge of the
special   function.
BY-LAW No. 26 The official University sweater to
he worn b> an> student of the University of British
Columbia shall  be:
Olrl's   Sweater  -A   pull-over;   "V"   neck   with   roll
collar;   while   hotly,   hlue   collar   with    U-hich   gold
hand  around edge  of collar.   Vfc-lnch  from  the  edge.
Blue cuffs with similar gold band.
Boy's   Sweater—A   pull-over;   "V"   neck   with   roll
collar;   blue   body   with   gold   collar,   cuffs   and   band
around  bottom.
Light Sweater—Blue body; "V" neck, with 1 V6 *
Inch  gold  hand  around  bottom.
White Sweater White body; "V" neck, 1 tf -Inch
bind around neck, consisting of li-lnch blue; a 3-
lufh hand around bottom consisting of 1 % inch
bloc,   %   Inch  gold  and   \lM   inch  blue.
Blazer Blue body outlined with gold cord, with
gold cord across top of pockets, official crest to lie
worn on the  breast pocket.
BY-LAW No. 27—All students who have entered
upon their Sophomore year shall he entitled on their
regulation University sweaters to wear the University
crest, as follows:
I. To be worn on left breast.
'1.  Size 3%   inches  by 4%   inches,
All students uiio have heid or are holding nil "A"
class office shall be entitled to wear a one-half inch
gold band about the crest. On white sweateis this band
shall  he edged with a   %  inch  blue line.
Each class shall Insert the class numerals at the tor
nf the crest In blue on a white ground, and Vz inch
liar diagonally across the crest hearing I he faculty
colors.   Arts,   blue;   Science,   red;   Agriculture,   maize.
BY-LAW No. 28—The ranking of student offices shall
Class "A"—All members of the Students' Council,   ami   the   Editor  of   the   "Ubyssey."
Class "B"—Ali members of the executives of
major organizations, the Undergraduate So
the Athletic Associations, the Literary and Sclentlllc
Executive, the Senior Editors, the Business Manager,
the Editor of the annual, the News Manager and
the  Advertising  Manager of  the Publications Board.
Class  "C"—All  other  S tut lent offices.
Any   student   holding   au   "A"   office   shall   holt!   no
othft   office;   any   student   holding   a   "It"   office   may
ttol I   a   "C"   office   also,   but   none   other.   No   student
may hold more than three "C" offices.
be: BY-LAW No. 29 — All student organizations or
groups of students who organize or conduct any function In the name of the University of British Col-
nmhla, and outside the precincts of the University,
shall, before planning sneh function or activity, obtain
the consent of the Students' Council to the holding of
such   function  or  activity.
BY-LAW No. 30—The Literary and Scientific Executive and the Executives of the Men's Athletic Society and Men's Undergraduate Society shall be given
power to transact all business In connection with the
activities of the Societies under their direct control,
suhject to the approval of the Students' Council, and
three copies of the minutes of the meetings of the
Literary sntl Scientific Executive, the Men's Athietlc
Society, the Women's Athletic Society, the Men's
\ ndergrsduate Society, the Women's Undergraduate
Society, the Inter-Fraternity Couneil. the Inter-Sor-
orlty Council (both executive and general meetings),
shall be forwarded to the,Students' Council immediately following the meetings of the above-mentioned Societies, for considerstlon and approval of the Students' Councii before being posted, snd two copies
of these minutes shall be forwarded to the Faculty
Commit lee on Student Affairs after approval by the
Students' Council, together with the minutes of the
Students'   Council.
BY-LAW No. 31—A standing committee on discipline shall lie appointed each year, the members of the
Committee   to  be:
President of  the  Men's   Undergraduate  Society,
i'resldent of the Arts Men's Undergraduate Society,
President of the  Science  Undergraduate Society,
President  of   the   Agricultural   Undergraduate   Society,
President of tho Women's Undergraduate Society,
Vice-President of the Junior year.
Vice President of the Sophomore year.
The committee shall have powers as laid down in
the Students' t'ode. They shall meet at least once a
month at the call of the Chairman or at the request ot
three  members of the  Committee.
This Committee shall make a reixirt to the Council
within tno weeks of the Fall term on the Initiation
I rograinme for the year.
BY-LAW No. 32 The moneys raised to May 8th.
1926,  by a Committee of the Women's Undergraduate
Society shall be kept In a trust fund for the furnish
in,, of the permanent Women's Union Building, such
rund to be administered by the Women's Undergraduate
Society, subject to the approval of the Students'
BY'LAW No. 33 — 1. A proposed amendment or
amendments to the By-iaws of the Society shall be
signed by at least ten members of the Society entitled
to vote and shall be handed to the Secretary of the
2. The Secretary of the Society shall post st ieast
three copies of the proposed smendment or amendments in conspicuous places about the University
buildings, and shall submit a copy of the same to
the first meeting of the Students' Council alter receipt of  the  said  application.
3. Not less than ten days after posting of the said
copies, and not more than thirty days after the said
posting, the Students' Councii shall submit the pro
posed amendment or amendments to a meeting of the
Society, of which notice specifying the intention to
propose the resolution es an extraordinary resolution
has been duly given.
4. A majority of not less than three-fourths of all
members of the Society present lu i«rson or by proxy
and entitled to vote at the said meeting shall be
necessary for the adoption of any such amendment or
BY-LAW No. 34—The records of the Society shall
be open for Inspection at the offices of the Society,
University building. University section, Point Grey,
from and Including the first day of lectures in the
Fall term until and including the last of lectures In
Fall terms; and from and including the first day of
lectures in the Spring term until and including thu
last day of lectures in the Spring term.
For the purpose of carrying out Its objects, a society may borrow or raise or secure the payment of
money in such manner as it thinks fit, and in particular by the Issue of debentures, but this power
shsll be exercised only under the authority of the by-
laus of the Society, and in no case shall debentures
be Usued without the sanction of an extraordinary
resolution of the Society.
The by laws of the Society shall not be altered or
added to except by an extraordinary resolution of the
"Extraordinary resolution" means a resolution passed
by a majority of not less than threc-ipiarters of such
members entitled to vote as are present In person or
hy proxy (for proxies are allowed: at a general meeting of which notice specifying the Intention to propose the resolution as an extraordinary resolution has
been duly given.
New Eligibility Rules
New eligiblity rules were found necessary by the loose and inexplicit manner
in which By-law No. 16 of the Constitution of the Alma Mater Society of the
1'iiiversity of British Columbia is drawn
The need of some sort of rules will not
be questioned by anyone as the essence
of University life. A high scholastic-
standing is necessary and if we are to
have students representing us as a University, they should not be deficient in
this respect. However it is not the desire
to make athletics exclusive, but to eliminate that undesirable type of Undergraduate who attends University without scholastic achievement as the main
motive, so that a place on a team means
both athletic and scholastic proficiency.
With this in view the following change
to By-law No. 16 concerning athletics is
1. Students of first year shall not represent the L'niversity in more than one
athletic activity until they have obtained
a standing of 50ro or more in the Christmas examinations.
2. Repeating, partial and unclassified
students may participate in one athletic
activity until the fall mid-term examinations. If at these examinations or any
other subsequent set of examinations
during the year an average of 55% is not
obtained, then these students may not
participate further until such percentage
is obtained.
27 3. Students of ail years may not proceed further with any athletic activity
if they fail to obtain an average of 50%
in the mid-term or Christmas examination. As soon as an average of 50% is
obtained the activity may be resumed in
the cass of having failed previously.
4. All students must carry at least
nine units to represent the University in
any athletic  activity.
a. Students asked to withdraw at
Christmas who return in the Spring to a
partial coursr may not represent the
University  in any athletic activity.
6. The method of enforcing these rules
shali be: The President of Men's Athletics, or his appointee, shali obtain a
list of all men playing the various sports
and submit it to the Faculty Committee
on Student Affairs. This committee shall
recommend to Students' Council the
withdrawal from athletics of those students who have not come up to the required standards as outlined above. The
final decision on this matter shall rest
with  the  Students'  Council.
1. No student shali hold a "B" office
in any class executive work whose general scholarship average is less than 50%.
2. The class executive of the Freshman
year shall not be elected until after the
Christmas  examinations.
1. No student shall hold a "B" office
on the Publication Board whose general
scholastic average is less than 50%.
1. No   freshman   shaii   engage   in   any
major activity  of  the  Debates  Union  or
the Musical Society during the first term
should he or she obtain below an average
50% in the mid-term examinations or
during the second term if he or she obtains an average below 50% in the Christmas examinations.
2. No freshman shall be eligible for
the Players' Club unless he or she obtains on average of at least 60% in the
Junior Matriculation examinations and
he or she shail be automatically disqual -
fied for membership during the remainder
of the session should he or she obtain an
average of less than 50'/, in the Christmas examinations.
3. No student shall be a member of the
above clubs unless he or she is registered for at least nine units.
4. No student shall remain a member
of the aforementioned clubs should he
or she fail to obtain an average of at
least 50% on any set of examinations nor
shall he or she be again eligible until he
or she has again obtained an average of
The method of enforcing these rules
for clubs other than those coming under
Men's Athletics shall be: The president
of the organization con■•erned, or his appointee, shall send a list of those concerned to the Faculty Committee on
Student Affairs. This Committee shall
recommend to Students' Council the
withdrawal from the organizations of
those students who have not come up to
the required standards outlined above.
The final decision on this matter shall
rest with the Students'  Council.
29 Freshman Initiation
The Initiation will be held on the
campus. The following is a tentative
program,  subject  to change:
1. The period of initiation will approximately last until the end of the
second week of the first term and will
end by a night of hazing.
2. Placards, displaying the bearer's
name, must be worn up to and at the
Frosh  Reception.
3. Green berets must be procured
and worn by both men and women.
These are procurable at the Curator's
office at a nominal sum. The period
during which these must be worn is
not yet definite but will probably be
the same as for the placards.
4. All Freshmen must carry a copy
of the Handbook.
5. Freshmen must attend all Alma
Mater meetings called  for  Freshmen.
6. At these meetings full information regarding initiation will be given.
The heads of the various Varsity organizations will address the Freshman as fellow students.
7. Freshmen Class Elections will
not be held until after the results of
the Christmas examinations are
8. The Initiation Committee will
act as a court before which Freshmen desirous of being excused may
appear. The same committee will also
function as a court to enforce regulations.
9. The hazing "ceremonies" will be
performed by  the Sophomore Class.
The initiation program, it is hoped,
will help to make the Freshmen realize
that once the hazing is over they are
then men and women of the University
and create a certain "esprit de corps"
among everyone. Any "horseplay" on
either side will be severely dealt with.
Watch the "Ubyssey" for dates.
31 Undergraduate Societies
Tlie I'ndergraduate Societies comprise
the Women's Undergraduate Society,
the Men's Undergraduate Society and
subsidiary   class   organizations.
Membership in the Undergraduate
Societies is conferred automatically on
all students at the University. The Women's I'ndergraduate executive is coin-
posed of president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer, president of Nursing,
representative of Agriculture, and vice-
presidents of the other class organizations. The Men's Undergraduate executive is composed of president, secretary-
treasurer, and presidents of the Arts
-Men's, the Science and the Agriculture
Undergraduate Societies. The class
presidents are members of the Undergraduate Society of the faculty to which
they belong; thus the class organizations are connected with the Undergraduate Societies.
The duties of the Undergraduate Societies are mainly social; also, the
president of each society is a member
of a standing committee on discipline,
(see By-Law No. 31 of the Alma Mater
The Presidents for this session are:
Women's Undergraduate Society, Jean
Telford; Men's Undergraduate Society,
Douglas Pollock; Arts Men's Undergraduate Society, Robert McLarty; Science
Undergraduate Society. Kenneth Martin; Agriculture Undergraduate Society
Langford  Godfrey.
It is the aim of the Men's and Women's Athletic Association to promote
clean sport, and to prevent the unhealthy condition resulting from indoor
work of the student. There are coaches
for all sports, who give their time voluntarily and who have been star athletes. They respect our ideals and
sportsmanship to the fullest. They have
been carefully selected with the influence which they have on their athletes in mind; they only ask for your
cooperation and support.
The University does not seek to train
star athletes, but to develop young and
inexperienced athletes. There are many
different sports and teams of all calibre
in each sport; the places on teams are
given without any favoritism or prejudice; nationality, age, experience,
pedigree, bank roll, past records, etc.,
do not mean a thing; the place is open
for the best man. There is an opportunity for everyone who is physically
fit, and we are anxious for you to take
advantage of this—it is to your interest
and ours. To those of you who are
not capable of active physical participation, we offer positions managing these
teams. This is an excellent stepping-
stone to executive work.
Here we allow freshmen the opportunity to play on any team on which
they can win a place. The Freshman
classes in the past have had men on the
first teams in every sport; that Is the
challenge that they leave. Watch the
notice boards for the first practice and
get  out  to  it.
33 Men's Athletics
(Charles   Schultz,   President)
Membership in the Men's Athletic
Association is automatically conferred
on all men students in the Alma Mater
Society. The executive of the Association, composed of the presidents of all
branches of sport, is responsible for the
organization, supervision and administration of athletics for men.
The Association has been recognized
as a local board of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada. Any athlete intending to play on any outside team
must obtain written permission from
Men's Athletics; if such is not done,
the athlete is liable for suspension from
all amateur athletics.
To encourage a man to stick to the
sport he is best suited for, .we give our
highest athletic award to an athlete
who measures up to a certain standard
in that sport. However, most of the
Big Blocks go to the Major sports, the
small letters to the Minor sports, and
the plain letters to the Sub-Minor
sports. The second team in a Major
sport has rating of Minor sport, while
the third team in a Major sport and the
second team of a Minor sport have Sub-
Minor rating.
The sports are classified into four
groups as follows, due to achievement
and Interest shown:
(a) Major: Basketball, Canadian Rugby, English Rugby,  Track.
(b) Minor: Boxing, Ice Hockey, Rowing,   Soccer,   Swimming,   Tennis.
(c) Sub-Minor:      Badminton,      Golf,
Grass Hockey.
(d) Unclassed: Fencing, Outdoors Club
A  single  executive  handles  the   business   of   the   following   clubs   for   both
men   and   women:   Badminton,   Fencing,
Outdoors,   Skating,   Swimming,   Tennis.
(Wilfred Knight, President)
This Club was organized in 1926. Its
activities include a match with Victoria
College, a Handicap Tournament before
Christmas and an Open Tournament
after Christmas. The completion of the
new course on the University campus
should strengthen the position of this
(Harry  Thorne,  President)
Four teams are fielded in City leagues
by the Basketball Club. Some of these
teams also make trips into the Interior,
over to the Island and down to Washington. Regular practices will be held in
the Gymnasium.
Two teams are entered in the Mainland Grass Hockey League by this
Club. Practices are held at Brockton
Point under the supervision of able
coaches. In addition to the league fixtures, exhibition matches are arranged
with Island  teams. BADMINTON
(Terence Holmes, President)
(Irene Ramage. Vice-President)
The Badminton Club enters teams in
the Vancouver and District League;
teams are also sent to Victoria during
the Invasion and to other places whenever possible. An Annual Tournament
is held in the Spring for the championship of the University. Practices will
be  held   in   the  Gymnasium.
(F. C. Buckland, President)
The Boat Club is now in its eighth
season and is one of the largest athletic clubs in the University. It has no
quarters of its own. but arrangements
are made with the Vancouver Rowing
Club to use their premises. An inter-
faculty race will be held in the Christmas term and races with Brentwood
College, Vancouver Rowing Club and
the University of Washington take
place   in  March.
(John   Foubtster.   President)
(Marion  Shelly, Vice-President)
The Swimming Club is an organization for men and women. Its purpose is
to give those interested a chance to improve their swimming or to learn how
to swim. A tank is engaged for at least
four practices a week and an expert
coach is provided. Competition is offered
with local clubs, on the Victorian Invasion and probably this year at Banff
and Saskatchewan. There is also an
inter-class meet in November for the
Allan & Boultbee Trophy.
(H.   J.   Barratt,  President)
This Club is entirely separate from
the Awards Committee, membership
being automatically conferred to holders
of the U.B.C. Big Block award. Its aims
are to bring about a unity of spirit and
effort for the furtherance of Varsity
sport and to keep in touch with preparatory schools in order to advise
prospective athletes for University
sports. An attempt will be made to inaugurate Presentation Day into Big
Block  Day  by  holding a dance.
(Gavin   Dirom,   President)
The Track Club is among the four
Major sports and has the greatest number of participants of any sport at the
University. The program for the year
with   tentative  dates  is  as  follows:
1. Western Canada Intercollegiate
Meet,  Edmonton—October  11.
2. Frosh-Varsity Meet, Varsity Oval—
October 22.
3. Arts '30 Road Race—November 5.
4. Indoor Meet, Varsity vs. V.A.C.—
November  19.
5. Victoria Invasion Relay—January
6. Cross   Country   Race—January   28.
7. Arts  '20   Relay—Februarj   18.
8. Interclass   Track   Meet—March   11.
9. U.B.C. vs. College of Puget Sound
—March  20.
10. U.B.C. vs. Washington Freshmen
—March  21.
(Gerald Ballentyne, President)
The major events of the Club's activities are the McKechnie Cup series, the
Miller Cup series and the Intermediate
and Freshman series. On entering the
McKechnie Cup league the University
won the trophy for three consecutive
years, lost it in 1926, won it again in
1927, and in 1928 and 1929 and 1930
lost it again to Vancouver "Rep."
The Club is very fortunate in securing the services of experienced players
as coaches for its teams.
Practices will be held as follows:
Seniors and First Intermediates—Wednesday at 3 p.m.; Second Intermediates
and Frosh—Tuesday and Thursday at
3  p.m.
(Ernest Roberts, President)
Last year the Soccer Club took a
great step towards its former position.
The Senior team finished in a high
position in the Third Division of the
V. & D. League, while the Juniors
reached the finals in their league. This
year three teams will be entered and
all men interested in Soccer are requested to communicate with the President through the letter rack.
This Club was formed in 1927 for the
benefit of those interested in skating.
Arrangements are made for members
to meet one evening each week at the
Arena. Men's and Women's teams are
entered in the Rotary Ice Carnival in
(Earl Vance. President)
Canadian Rugby, one of the four
Major sports on the campus, has been
favored with a great deal of success
since its advent to Varsity sport circles
seven years ago. Last year the Senior
team after losing the Big Four championship and subsequently the Lipton
cup, defeated a strong aggregation
from the University of Saskatchewan
to annex the inter-collegiate championship of Western  Canada.
This Fall the Club will enter teams
in the Intermediate and Junior leagues
as well as in the Big Four. The trip
to the Prairies, during which the Senior team will play against the University of Alberta at Edmonton on October
22, and Saskatchewan at Saskatoon on
the 25th. should prove an incentive for
Freshmen athletes.
(Gordon Stead, President)
This Club is open to all men students of the University. It purposes to
give all men organized physical training. Classes in the Swedish system of
gymnastics, which includes apparatus
and floor work, are held twice weekly
in the Gymnasium under an experienced  instructor.
The Ice Hockey Club enters only one
team in the Junior league. This Club
has the credit of winning the B. C.
Senior Amateur title in 1921. The Club
visits Victoria on the annual Invasion
and meets a team from Victoria on the
return Invasion.
The Governor's Cup, donated for inter-class athletics, is competed for during the entire year by the various
classes. In this way all students able
and willing to take part in athletics
are enabled to show their ability and
help their class in a really tangible
The big athletic, intra-mural event of
the year has always been the Arts '20
Relay Race. Each Spring every class
turns out a team of eight men to compete  for  the  cup.
The Arts '30 Inter-faculty Road Race
will be held in the Fall term. This race
is run entirely on the campus and each
team  consists of eight  men.
(Jeckell Fairley. President)
A Club for those students who are
interested in mountain climbing and
skiing. Hikes are held nearly every
week of the fall term. During the
spring term the Club's cabins on
Grouse Mountain are the Headquarters
for skiing activities on the Plateau and
neighboring  ridges.
(Irvine Keenleyside, President)
The Fencing Club is a Men's and Women's organization open to all interested. It is proposed to have an instructor come out to the Gymnasium for beginners and for those who desire
further lessons. There is a cup for competition within the Club and if enough
talent is forthcoming, there will be a
meet with the University of Washington.
This Club has been formed for tins
purpose of promoting inter-faculty and
intercollegiate boxing and also to coach
inexperienced men. Two turnouts a
week are held and two coaches (one for
men up to 135 pounds and the other for
those over 135 pounds) will instruct.
A statement of physical fitness must be
haiided in by each applicant. There will
also be a small fee for coaching expenses. Meets are arranged in Washington, Victoria and locally. Boxing is
regulated and governed by intercollegiate rules; weights range from 112
pounds   to   175   pounds   and   over.
The U.B.C. Tennis Club forms a very
popular activity among many of the
undergraduates. Excellent courts aie
available for all members. Besides the
local competition, which has always
been keen, attempts will be made during this coming season to hold intercollegiate matches. The annual tournament will be held in the Christmas
1. Awards Committee
Big Blocks to be awarded by a. Big
Block awards committee to consist
of   the   following   members:
1. President  of  Men's  Athletics.
2. Captain of First Team of
Major  Sports.
3. One member of Alumni, appointed by Alumni Association.
i. One   member   of   the   Faculty,
41 appointed by Faculty Committee on Student Affairs.
This Awards Committee shall be
convened by the fifteenth of October of each session. They shall
receive passes to all games.
2. Eligibility
Honorary Awards:
Awarded at the discretion of the
Awards Committee for outstanding contribution  to  athletics.
Big Blocks:
All athletes fulfilling the following requirements shall be eligible
for the Big Block, which shall be
given at the discretion of the
(a) The athlete shall be a
member of the first team of a
Major sport and subject to the
time limitations stated below.
The Major sports shall be: English Rugby, Track, Basketball,
Canadian Rugby.
1. English Rugby — Participation
in three-quarters of McKechnie
Cup  games or equivalents.
2. Track—Five points in a Western Inter-Collegiate Track
Meet or equivalent. Points to
be scored: 1st, 5 points; 2nd,
3  points; 3rd, 1 point.
3. Basketball—One-half of total
season time (league games and
4. Canadian Rugby—One quarter
of total season time (league
games and  equivalent).
(b) That outstanding members
of   Minor   and   Sub-Minor   sports
whose performances compare favorably with Canadian Championship standards, be eligible for
Big Blocks.
3. Eligibility for Small Blocks
(a) Athletes are automatically eligible who are members of the first
teams of Major sports and who
did not fulfil the requirements for
the Big Block as laid down in
Section 2. This eligibility to be
on the recommendation of the
(b) Athletes are eligible who fulfil
the  following  requirements:
1. Members of English Rugby
Miller Cup team not having
Big Blocks, or to outstanding
members of intermediate teams
chosen on recommendation of
the coach and subject to same
time limit in Major awards for
English Rugby.
2. Members of Track team winning one point in a Western
Canada Intercollegiate Track
Meet  or equivalent.
3. Members of second team Basketball fulfilling time limits
applying to first team.
4. Members of the second Canadian Rugby team or fulfilling
same time limits as applying
to first  team.
5. Members o f Intercollegiate
Swimming team or Banff team
winning one first or two seconds.
6. Members of Hockey teams in
Intermediate League playing
fifty per cent,  of  total time.
43 7.  Members      o f      Intercollegiate
Rowing Crew or equivalent.
4. Eligibility for Plain Letters
1. Members of second teams in
Major sports and first teams in
Minor sports who did not qualify
for the  Small Block.
2. Member performing a recognized
sport at the University not receiving  any  higher award.
5. Replacement of Awards
New letters may be obtained if old
ones are turned in.
New sweaters may be obtained by
turning in old ones and paying
for new. The Curator may issue
letters and sweaters only on written authorization of Awards Committee.
6. Letters shall be worn only on sweaters as outlined in the constitution of
the Alma Mater Society By-law 26,
and on plain black or white sweaters.
Big Blocks only on original sweaters.
7. Freshmen shall be eligible for the
Big Block, but shall not receive
awards until they return for their
second   year.
8. No graduate shall be eligible for the
Big Block, but may receive a symbol if qualified and attending the
9. That letter holders can purchase
black sweaters from Curator at cost
10. That no letter holder be allowed to
wear a lower award.
Women's Athletics
(Betty Buckland, President)
The Women's Athletic Association,
like the Men's, confers membership
automatically on all women interested
in the association and in the individual
clubs. General meetings of the Association are called periodically for the purpose of discussing problems of Women's athletics. The Executive consists
of: President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, presidents of the subsidiary clubs and athletics, and representatives from the various classes.
The Executive is the only medium between the various athletic clubs and
the Students' Council.
(Florence Carlisle, President)
This Club enters two teams in the
City league. The Senior "A" team is
considered a Major team and members
receive Major awards. Regular practices
will be held in the gymnasium. Exhibition games are held with visiting and
local  teams.
The Spencer Cup for inter-class athletics corresponds to the Governors'
Cup in Men's Athletics. The relav Cup
is also competed for in the annual meet.
Under the supervision of the executive
of the association, competitions are
held in Basketball, Swimming. Track
and  Hockey.
(Kathleen Crosby, President)
The purpose of this Club is to give
physical training to girls by means of
exercises, apparatus work and aesthetic
dancing. The Club will meet under the
supervision of a trained instructress,
one hour a week, in the Gymnasium.
Any woman student is eligible for
Men's Athletic Awards
(Margaret Harris, President)
This is the only outdoor game for
women at the University. Two teams
are entered in the league and matches
will be arranged during the annual Invasion with Victoria College. Regular
practices are held on the campus. All
equipment is furnished by the Club.
In conjunction with Men's Track
Club, an inter-class meet is held in the
Fall term, the feature trophy being the
Arts  '25  cup.
NOTE—See Men's Athletics for information regarding Badminton, Fencing,
Skating, Swimming and Tennis for
women students.
New Winners of the
C. Lee
R. Chapman
Leo Gansner
Ernie Peden
J. Mitchell
Dick   Moore
Aussie Rhodes
Bill Latta
Big Block:
J. Winters
T. Berto
Bobbie Gaul
G. Nixon
Ken Martin
Vic Rogers
Bill Robbins
Monty Wood
Rewinners of the Big Block:
G.  Dirom P. Barratt
J. Coleman R. H.  Smith
R.   Mason R. Jackson
D. McNeil J.   Cummings
F. Grauer Bill Locke
C. Duncan B.  Murray
A. Estabrook B. Barratt
A. E. Henderson
Honorary Awards:
Dr. Gordon Burke
J. Tyrwhitt
T. Berto
Women's Athletic Awards
Winners of Blue Sweaters:
Lois Tourtelotte
Marjorie Kirk
Winners of White Sweaters:
Thelma Mahon Rene Harris
Claire Menten Mary Ross
Mary Campbell
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Publications Board
Ronald  Grantham,  Arts  '31
Business   Manager
Jack  Fox, Arts '31
Senior  Editors
Bessie  Robertson.  Arts  '31
Edgar Brown,   Arts  '31
News Manager
Himie Koshevoy. Arts '31
Associate Editors
Margaret Creelman, Arts '31
N.  Mussalem,  Arts  '31
Doris  Barton,  Arts  '32
Literary Editor
Frances Lucas,  Arts '33
Literary Associate
M.  Freeman, Arts '32
Feature Editor
Himie Koshevoy, Arts '31
Sports   Editor
Malcolm McGregor, Arts '30
Exchange Editor
Kathleen  Murray.  Arts  '31
Three publications are undertaken bv
the Publications Board: The "Ubvssev,"
the   "Totem"   and   the   "Handbook."
The "Ubyssey," now on a firm financial   basis,   enters   its   sixth   year   as   a
49 twice-weekly  journal. It  appears  every
Tuesday   and   Friday noon   throughout
the     session,     except in     examination
The "Ubyssey" is the University
newspaper, dealing with the current
events of college life. It is managed
entirely by students, and is independent
of all other University organizations.
A Literary Supplement published twice
a year is open to contributions. The
Publications Board is affiliated with the
Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association and exchange news from other
colleges in Canada and U.S. is featured.
The "Totem" is the University Annual, the traditional publication to the
graduating class. A special staff prepares this annual, its editor being a
member of the Senior or Junior year
of any faculty.
The  "Handbook"—This is it.
Literary and Scientific
(Frank McKenzie, President)
This executive presides over such
phases of student activity as may be
termed cultural and instructive. By
means of regular meetings the executive is able to act as a medium between
the Students' Council and those clubs
and societies under its control.
(Marguerite Boulton, President)
This Club is an organization meeting
once in three weeks for the purpose of
social contact and interchange of ideas
among the members. Topics of interest
'n all branches of musical culture are
discussed and an opportunity given for
individual   performance.
A change in policy was made last
session by which membership in the
Debating Union will be open to every
student of the University. It is hoped to
hold regular discussion meetings on the
open forum plan. International Debaters
will be chosen by the Selection Committee on- the showing made at these debates.
The Union will continue the management of Inter-class Debates and the
Oratorical Contest, both of which were
markedly  successful  last  session.
The aim of Der Deutsche Verein is to
promote interest in the life and culture
of Germany, and to provide opportunities for interested students to gain
fluency in conversation. Membership is
limited to students of the two upper
The Art Club was organized two years
ago with the intention of promoting interest in different branches of art among
the students. The work of the Club consists of sketching, painting, cartooning,
sculpturing, and discussions and lectures on art subjects.
(Dr. W. L. MacDonald. Hon. President)
(Nelson Allen, President)
The purpose of the Musical Society is
to encourage and cultivate an interest
and appreciation of music at the University. Throughout the year the members will study various choral and orchestral selections which will be presented, along with vocal and instrumental solo work, in a series of six noon-
hour recitals. The final production of
the year will be in the nature of an
operetta or musical comedy, staged by
a student producer, and assisted by an
advisory board and a musical director.
Admittance to the Society is by private tryouts conducted early in the Fall
term. The cast for the operetta will be
selected later from the membership by
separate tryouts. A nominal membership fee is charged to cover activities
not  budgeted.
(N. Mussallem, Acting President)
Membership in this Club is open to
students taking subjects in the Department of Economics, and others interested in discussing some of the more
pressing social and economic problems
of to-day. Fortnightly meetings will be
held and efforts will be made to obtain
speakers of prominence, as was done
last year. Membership is limited to
(H. Koshevoy, President)
The Menorah Society has for its object the discussion of current problems,
with particular reference to problems of
Jewish life and activity. The program
for the year consists of papers, discussions  and  debates.
(Dick Hesbitt, President)
This Club is organized as a Student
section of the Vancouver Branch. Membership is open to third, fourth and
fifth year Applied Science Students.
Meetings are held during the University
session at which addresses are given by
prominent engineers in the province
and members of the University Faculty.
Student nights are held at which papers
are presented by student members, for
which prizes may be awarded. On Saturday afternoons, visits are made to
engineering projects and works in the
vicinity of Vancouver. A dinner is held
in the Fall term and other social
events may be arranged.
The Student Christian Movement on
the campus is open to all students regardless of creed and color. Tiie only
qualification is a real interest in the
"raison d'etre," and an honest attempt
to work out an intelligent philosophy
of life.
Its activities consist of:
1. Weekly  study  groups  on   the   Life
and Teachings of Jesus;
2. Study groups on problems of modern life;
3. Occasional      week-end     discussion
4. Spontaneous,      informal      evening
groups  in  homes of  members;
5. A spring camp for one week at the
end of the spring term.
This Club was formed last year by a
group of women interested in Household Science. Its object is to make those
taking that course acquainted with each
other and to promote interest in its
The objects of this Club are to promote an interest in radio communication
and experimental work, and to extend
the knowledge of the principles of radio
by individual and collective research.
Meetings are held weekly when papers
on suitable topics are given and discussed. All students interested in the
radio are eligible for membership.
(Myra Lockhart, President)
The Philosophy Club exists to provide opportunities for students of Philosophy to discuss phases of their particular interest. Prominent speakers address the Club from time to time, but
greater emphasis is being placed upon
papers given by members. Membership
is open to a limited number of students
who have taken Philosophy 1. A few
vacancies are reserved for Fall applications.
(La Canadienne—Mary Herbison, Pres.)
(La Causerie—Dorothy Patmore, Pres.)
(L'Alouette—Joyce Turner, Pres.)
In order to promote co-operation in all
activities, the three French Clubs, La
Canadienne, La Causerie, and L'Alouette
were combined to form the French Literary and Dramatic Society. The program consists mainly of lectures, conversations and refreshments.
The Letters Club, now in its twelfth
year, meets every second week for the
discussion of literature in ail branches.
Membership is limited to twenty elected members of the two Upper years,
who are responsible for the program
of the reading of prepared papers followed by informal discussion bearing
on the topic. The club executive includes a critic, whose function it is to
criticise the style of the author and the
way in which the pap_er is read.
(Paul Campbell, President)
The Union has for its object the defense and proclamation of the fundamental truths of the Christian faith,
and especially the need of closer relationship with God, which is possible
only through the redemption offered by
Jesus Christ. It desires to present a
witness, both spiritual and intellectual,
to the truths of historic, evangelical
Christianity. It is affiliated with the
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of
(J. F. Fisher, Grand Scribe)
The Society of Thoth, founded in
1926, is an honorary journalistic society.
It is devoted to the discussion of topical subjects that lie outside the field
of other University clubs. In addition,
the Royal Egyptian Ballet of the society gives an annual performance.
(Leonard Wrinch, President)
This Club was organized to give students of the Upper Years a fuller understanding and appreciation of history.
Meetings are held every two weeks, at
which prepared papers are read by various members on historical subjects.
This is followed by informal discussion
bearing on the topic. Membership is
limited to twenty members of the
Upper years. At present there are four
vacancies to enable students from Victoria College, entering their third year,
to become members.
The aim of the Forest Club is to
create interest in forestry in all its
phases. Instructive and interesting lectures are given by prominent members
of the lumbering industry, forestry
profession and the faculty. Papers are
also read by the student members. Although primarily intended for Forest
Engineering students, the Club is open
to  all   interested  in  forestry.
(Winston  A.  Shilvock,  President)
The Players' Club is probably unique
in the field of amateur theatricals in
Canada. Founded a few weeks after the
opening of the University in 1915, it
is to-day one of the most active campus
organizations, leading the way in dramatic activities. Excellent facilities for
finished performances are available on
the Auditorium stage, part of the equipment of which was contributed by the
Players' Club.
Membership is limited to seventy,
sixty of whom have passed competitive
tryouts; the ten as a result of technical
skill. A prize of $50 is offered to the
student submitting the best play suitable for the Club's annual Christmas
The annual Spring Play has become a
feature entertainment in twenty towns
throughout British Columbia. Since
1915, more than 200 performances have
been given. In this way the Club has
become a valuable connecting link between the University and the province
at large.
(Tom Leach, President)
The Agriculture Club, created two
years ago, was accomplished with the
object of combining the functions of
the Agricultural Discussion Club and
the Livestock Club which had previously existed independently. The object of
the new Club is to encourage debating
and public speaking among the Aggies,
and to achieve this, a series of interclass debates and an oratorical contest
are arranged within the faculty. Also
the Club endeavors to secure lectures
by prominent agriculturists or other
scientists. Membership is open to all
students  interested  in  agriculture.
This Club is open to all interested in
Mathematics. Problems and topics connected with the subject are discussed,
and papers are given by professors and
students. The meetings are held every
two weeks when possible.
(Fiank Hall, President)
This Club has been formed to provide
an introduction to the study of jurisprudence for students of the Upper
years. The Club hold>; mock trials, in
which every member takes part in some
capacity, and on occasion secures
speakers from among the practising
lawyers and judges of the city. This
year the Club proposes to initiate a
small  collection  of Law  books.
Meetings are held fortnightly. Appli-
■ ants should apply to R. L. Purves, the
(Malcolm Hebb, President)
The aim of this Club is to enable students of Physics to hear papers on the
latest developments in that subject, and
to provide them an opportunity to gain
experience in the preparation and delivery of such papers. In order that
these ends may best be attained, three
short papers on different subjects are
usually delivered at each meeting.
Membership is open to all students taking  one  or  more  Physics courses.
The aim of this Club is to further
the interest of undergraduate students
in biological topics. Membership is
limited to twenty-five students: Upper
class students in biology, and second
vear students who have taken Biology
1 and are taking either Zoology 1 or
Botany 1. Fortnightly meetings are held
at which papers are presented by members of  the  Club and  Faculty.
This Club meets every two weeks during the session to present and discuss
papers on geological and mining subjects. An outside engineer is secured for
each meeting to speak on some problem with which he is familiar.
Qualifications for membership are:
One summer's work on a geological
survey and two courses in geology; or
four courses in geology. These courses
need not be taken before membership
but must be taken before the end of
the first year of membership.
(Desmond Beall. President)
The aim of the Chemistry Society is
to encourage interest in topics of a
chemical nature among the students of
the University. It affords them an opportunity of reading and listening to
papers on the advances being made in
chemical research and industry.
Membership is limited to students
taking Chemistry 3 or higher; but open
meetings are held throughout the year,
at which members of the Faculty and
prominent outside chemists speak, and
to which all interested are invited.
(Thos. S. Barnett, President)
Formed last session under the auspices of the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace, this Club purposes
the study of International affairs. Selected publications are sent out each
year to form a permanent library. Students whose standing is second class
or higher and who have completed
their Freshman year are eligible for
(Ronald Lowe, President)
The Classics Club was formed for
those members of Upper years who are
interested in classical subjects. The
Club meets every three weeks during
the term when students give papers on
various aspects of the Greek and Roman
civilizations. Two papers are delivered
each evening, and discussion, led by the
members • of the staff of the Classics
Department,  follows.
(Com. Officer, Lt.-Col. H. T. Logan)
The corps offers a three-year course
in Military Education. The training requires atendance at lectures and drill
parades which are arranged so as not to
interfere with academic work. An annual camp is held at Victoria during
the Christmas vacation. The Rifle Association, organized last year, is open
to corps members who may take part
in various service and miniature range
(A.  Henniger,  President)
The Chess Club was founded in 1926
in response to the interest displayed in
the game. Tournaments are held during
each term and matches with other
elubs are arranged. The feature event
is  the  annual  match  with  the  Faculty.
(Jean Witbeck, President)
Although only a few months old, the
Scrap Book Club, whose members are
women of all years, was last year able
to conduct an entertaining and instructive program consisting of literary papers followed by discussion, criticism of
plays, and light, impromptu debating
and public speaking. The Club will engage in similar activities this year.
61 Fraternities
Phi  Gamma Delta
Alpha Delta Phi
Zeta Pel
Phi   Kappa PI
Alpha Kappa Alpha PI  Kappa
Chi  Omega  Pel Sigma Alpha  Phi
Lambda Sigma Delta Tau  Lambda
Fraternities have existed at the University of British Columbia for some
years and are officially recognized as
active student organizations. They are
governed by an Inter-Fraternity Council, composed of representatives of each
of the fraternities and a member of the
Faculty. It is their endeavor both to
benefit through friendship their individual members and to work for the
best interests of the University. Membership is by invitation.
Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Phi
Delta Gamma
Gamma  Phi   Beta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa   Kappa  Gamma
Sororities also are officially recognized
by the Senate as active student organizations. The Women's Panhellenic As-.
sociation is established to regulate all
matters of common interest to the
sororities on the campus and to advise
and foster sorority and inter-sorority
relations. Membership into sororities is
bv invitation.
Undergraduate Exchange
Through this scheme the National Federation of Canadian University Students
hopes to most effectively serve the fundamental purpose for which it was
formed. The scheme offers an opportunity
to Canadian university students, without extra expense to themselves, to receive a year's study at a university in
another part of Canada.
Briefly speaking, the Exchange Scheme
provides that each university, through
its selection committee of a member of
faculty and two students, shall nominate,
upon application, any number of students
not exceeding one per cent, of the enrolment. The only prerequisite is that the
student desiring to take advantage of
the scheme must have completed at least
two years of study and be representative
in a general way of the student body.
Through the cooperation of the various
university authorities in promoting this
national scheme, it is provided that exchange scholars are exempt from tuition
fees, which, except in extreme cases, is
more than sufficient compensation for
the railway fee involved in effecting the
exchange. The Junior Member on Council
is our representative on the N.F.C.U.S.
and can give full information respecting
the Exchange Scheme.
68 The Manager System
This system of management was adopted at the close of the session of
1928-1929 by the Alma Mater Society on
the recommendation of the Finance
Committee which was appointed by the
Students' Council to investigate conditions of the Alma Mater Society..
The Business Manager is a paid representative of the Students' Council,
carrying out the wishes of Council in
ali activities in regard to finance. The
executives of clubs and societies are
expected to give him their full cooperation.
The Curator Is the keeper of all the
athletic equipment of the Alma Mater
Society. He is in his office at certain
hours as posted and all equipment must
be obtained from him and returned to
him at the end of the season. He is the
only officer who can issue requisitions
for equipment and supplies.
NOTE.—No bills will be honored by
the Students' Council unless they are
covered by a requisition from the Curator. The business houses of the city
have been informed of this ruling and
it will be rigidly observed by  Council.
The Honor System
"The Alma Mater Society depends
upon the honor of the individual student
for the maintenance of discipline and
order on  the campus."
Members of the Alma Mater Society
shail at all times endeavor to uphold the
honor and good name of the student
body and the University as a whole.
They shall cooperate with the Student
and University authorities in the maintenance of order and the protection of
buildings, grounds and properties, within
the University precincts. This is to
include fire regulations prohibiting
smoking in the halis of the University
Kla-How-Yah I
In the Chinook jargon, "Kla-how-yah"
is the single word of welcome and is,
therefore, equivalent to any friendiy
greeting in English. "Kla-how-yah" was
adopted at the University to become the
traditional salutation among its students;
but, although the word and its purpose
nave been recognized and accepted by
students, the greeting has never been
employed generally. It was, however, incorporated two years ago into one of
our yells, and efforts were made at the
same time to make the use of the word
popular among undergraduates. "Kla-
how-yah" is too rich in association with
the early history of our province, too
appropriately ours, in a word, too British Columbian, to be iost to us. Greet
feliow-students with "Kia-how-yah;" it
takes the place of an  introduction. Valedictory Gifts
The practice of presenting to the University a valedictory gift from the
graduating class was instituted by the
Class of 1919. Their gift was the
"Arts '19 Scholarship," of the value of
$150, awarded annually until the session
1926-1927, when the final award was
Other valedictory gifts were as follows:
1920—Relay Cup.
1921—Portrait of Dr.  Wesbrook.
1922—$300.00, to be used for some University purpose later to be determined.
1923—Art  collection.
1924—$443.96, for the purpose of providing an addition to the Art Collection begun by Arts '23.
1926—Trophy Case.
1927—Medical Equipment in Health Department Office.
1928—Wesbrook Memorial Seat (in front
of the Library).
1929—Stone Seats in front of the Library.
1930—Chancellor's Chair.
D—Buchanan, D,
L—Dallas,  F.
B—Klinok, L. S.
F—Mathews, S. W.
K—Angus,  H.  F.
Q—Ashton,  H.
V—Black, W. G.
A—Bollert,  M. L.
M—Clark, A. F. B.
R—Coleman,  H.T.J
N—Cooke, A.  C
Z—Day,  J.  F.
Z—Drummond,   G.F
F—Evans, D.  O.
D—Greig, J. T.
E—Hartley,  B.  S.
S—Harvey, D. C.
K—Henderson,   J.
O—Jordan, E. E.
W—Larsen,  T.
J—Logan, H.  T.
W—MacDonald, W.
C-—Maclnnis,   I.
F—Nowlan,   F.  S.
D—Pilcher,  J.  W.
E—Richardson, L.
T—Robertson,   L.
O    Robinson, G. E.
K—Sage, W. N.
.P—Sedgewick, G.G.
N—Soward, F. H.
J—Todd,  O.  J.
Z—Topping, C. W.
H—Walker, F. C.
V—Weir, G. M.
W—Wilcox,  F.  H.
0—Wood, F. G.  C.
Room Room
J—Brock, R. W.        O—Lighthall, A.
*N—Christie, H. R. P—Matheson, E. G.
B—Davidson, J.        X—Phemister, T.C.
D—Dickson, F. H—Schofield, S. J.
Q—Duckering, W.    F—Spencer, G. J.
E—Fraser,  C. McL. O—Wilkin, F.  A.
C—Hutchison,   A.H. G—Williams, M. Y.
*M—Knapp, F. M.
♦Department of Forestry
I—Bell, J. F.
C—Smith,  G.  S.
*G—Thompson, H.
D—Coulthard, W.   *H—Turnbull,   J.
*F—Gillies, G. A.
D—Letson, H. F.
C—Vernon, F. W.
S—Vickers, H.
♦Department of Mining
Room Room
B—Alexander,  J.B.   D—Harris, Miss M.
C—Bartlett, D. J.      C—Jenkins, J.  H.
A—Brown, R. M.      B—Lee, J. T.
B—Davidson,   W.W. D—Parr, E.
C—Eacles,  H.  W.      E—Perry,  R.  S.
B—Eacles,  R.  J.        B—Philip,  W. J.
C—Guernsey, F. W. B—Wright, D. S.
Carpenter Shop—White,  A..
Dry Kiln—Chapman, H.
Room Room
I—Amundson, V.  S. 114—Golding,  N.S.
E—Barss,  A.  F.
C—Boving,  G.  B.
B—Boving,   P.  A.
F—Buck, F. E.
P—Clement, F.  M. J—Lloyd, E. A.
U—Davis, R. L. A—Moe, G. G.
S—Delavault,   E.E. I—Riley, W. J.
S—Eacles, B. V. N—Sadler, W.
F—Harris, G. H.
U—Hare, H. R.
R—King,   H.   M.
A—Laird,  D.  G.
Room Room
E—Archibald, E. H. B—Hennings, A. E.
G—Clark, R. H. I—Hill, H. W.
D—Davidson, J.  G. F—Marshall,   M.   J.
J—Gray,  M.  F H—Seyer, W. F.
405—Harris, J. A. A—Shrum, G. M.
C—Hebb, T. C.
203—The Book Store.
301—Curator's Office.
303—The   Literary   and   Scientific  Dept.
306—The Medical  Office.
206—The Publications Board.
204—The Publications Business Office.
204—The Totem Offlc .
312—The   Student   Christian   Movement.
30S—The Students' Council.
202—The  Ticket  Office.
The   Cafeteria
69 Social Events
Since the purpose of this book is to
deal with the "other" side of college, It
is well to give the student some idea of
the nature and approximate dates of the
main events on the social calendar.
in honor of incoming students. The
Freshmen are expected to mingle with
members of the upper classes. Introductions are not necessary. Admission Is
free, one ticket being given to each undergraduate. Takes place about the second or third week of the fall term.
faculty is allowed to give one general
dance during the year. Tickets are available to all undergraduates of all faculties
as long as they hold out. The Arts Ball
is held about the middle of November.
The Aggie Ball takes place about the
end of January and the Science Ball
about the  middle  of February.
CLASS PARTIES—Each class of each
faculty is allowed to hold one class party
during the year. Members only of the
class holding the dance are admitted.
Class fees pay for these dances.
times a year the Basketball Club holds
informal dances in honor of visiting basketball teams. The dances are informal
and open to all students, admission generally  being  50  cents.
TEA DANCES—Some classes and clubs
hold Tea dances during the year, especially after a big game. A small admission fee is charged.
is thr- major event on the social calendar.
The Invasion takes place during the
Christmas vacation. Athletic contests are
arranged for all teams with Vancouver
Island teams. Two dances are given for
U. B. C. athletes—one in Victoria High
School and the second the following night
at the Empress Hotel. Victoria College
plays the part of host for the Invasion.
Special boat and hotel rates are arranged.
Spring the Musical Society gives a concert in the Auditorium, to which the public is invited. An admission fee is charged.
Late in the Fall term the Players' Club
presents four representative plays in the
Auditorium for students only. Admission
is free- The Club also presents a Spring
Play late in the Spring term which is
open to the public. An admission fee is
HOME COMING—The Annual Home
Coming Week-End is celebrated early In
November. It is intended to bring the
Alumni into closer contact with the students and includes various entertainments in honor of the graduates.
HI-JINX—An annual fancy-dress party
for women students only. The Women's
Undergraduate Society takes charge of
all arrangements. A small admission fee
is charged. Takes place during February.
CO-ED'S BALL—A dance arranged by
the Women's Undergraduate Society to
which the women students invite the
men. Takes place during the latter part
of February.
VANCOUVER INVASION BY VICTORIA—The return visit paid by the
students of Victoria College. Athletic contests  and  a  Basketball  Dance  are  held.
71 Points of Interest
library of the University contains a
collection of curious relics, rated as the
most complete representative Polynesian collection in the world. The collection was made by Dr. Frank Burnett,
who, during a period of 35 years, sailed
around the cannibal islands In the South
Among the exhibits are figures of
Polynesian gods, native implements,
several skulls, and samples of native
dress. Bill Tansley superintends this
museum   of  relics.
STAMP COLLECTION—The University stamp collection comprises the
postage stamps of Canada and the early
British North America colonies; it contains many interesting stamps, dating
from the time of Queen Victoria to the
present day. This collection is not yet
complete, and all new contributions will
be welcomed. Those Interested may
have access to the collection through
the  Registrar.
TOTEM POLES — The Totem Poles
now situated in the Botanical Gardens
were presented in 1927 by the Alumni
Association. They are from the Musquiam Reserve, Point Grey, and are the
last two of the tribe. The pole on the
right Is the Capilano Pole, a carving of
the celebrated Capilano Chief; on the
left is the Tsem-Lano Pole, symbolic of
the magical powers of Tsem Lano, a
great  Musquiam  warrior.
Canadian Jubilee Memorial Windows
are one of the most recent additions to
the Library. They are situated near the
western end of the main concourse, but
may also be viewed from the hallway
below. Presented to the University by
an unknown donor, the windows were
unveiled on November 28, 1928, by the
Honorable S. F. Tolmie, Premier of
British  Columbia.
WAR MEMORIAL—Inside the main
doorway of the Science Building are
erected two war memorials—one "to
commemorate the supreme sacrifices
and willing services of the members of
the 'D' Co'y 196th Battalion, C. E. F.
Western Universities, in the Great War,
1914-1918;" the other "in honor of the
B. C. reinforcing platoon, 196th Western
Universities Overseas Battalion, C.E.F."
THE SUN-DIAL—The Sun-Dial with
its oblong face and engraving of the
Cairn and the Lions is a familiar object to all visitors of the Botanical
Gardens. It was presented to the University in 1926 by B. S. Hartley. Professor of Mathematics, who designed it
especially for the position in which it
now stands.
FLAG POLE — The University flag
pole Is at present being seasoned in a
shed south of the Science Building. It
is of British Columbia Fir, and when
erected will take its place among the
four tallest flagpoles in  the world.
series of paintings by John Innes which
hang in the library, represent early
scenes in the history of British Columbia.
73 GEOLOGY MUSEUM — The Geology
Museum is located in the southern
wing of the Applied Science Building.
It contains valuable and interesting collections of material illustrative of both
the physical and historical branches of
geology and new additions are constantly  being made.
THE CAIRN—The Cairn was first set
up as a memorial of the province-wide
campaign in 1922, when a group of enthusiastic students marched from Fair-
view to the new University and dedicated the Cairn. Only a skeleton of the
present University  stood  then.
The Cairn service for Freshmen,
which was inaugurated in 1928, has become a tradition in the University.
Kitsilano,   Capilanu,   Siwash   Squaw-
Kla-bow-ya, Tillicum, Skookum Wah-
Hy-yu Mamook, Mucka Mucka Zip.
B.  C. Varsity  Rip,  Rip,  Rip.
Hritish Columbia.
U.  B.  C.   UAH!
S S— S—S-S- S—Boom!
Varsity    !   !    !    !
Hold 'Em  Varsity
Hold   'em,  Varsity	
Hold   'em, Varsity	
Hold   'ein, Varsity	
Fight!    Fight!   Fight!
Rah! Rah!
Rah! Rah!
Rail! Rah!
Varsity Mi-
Rah!   Varsity!
Rah!   Varsity!
Rail!   Varsity!
(fast) Welcome
Kla-how-ya  (name)
Kla-how-ya (name)
Kla-how-ya, how are you?
Varsity   Rah!  Varsity  Rah!
Give 'em 'ell with a zis boom bah!
Soak   'em,  croak  'em,  cover  'em  with
Sweep  'em  away  with  a  rush   and  a
Hold   'em!   Hold   'em!   Don't   let   'em
Win that cup for the B. C. U.
Sons  of Western Highland
Sons of Western Highland
Forest, field and island.
Raise a shout for Varsity;
Sons of ancient glory
Told in  song and  story.
Lead on out for U. B. C.
Onward, onward!
This the battle cry;
Forward,   forward!
For  our  hearts  are  high.
Sons of  story  olden,
On to glory golden,
Win  the fight for U. B. C.
Riding1 Down from Bangor
Riding down from Bangor on an Eastern
After weeks of hunting in the woods of
Quite extensive whiskers, beard, moustache as well,
Sat a student fellow, tall and slim and
Empty  seat  behind  him,  no  one  at  his
Into   quiet   village   Eastern    train    did
Enter   aged   couple,   take   the   hindmost
Enter  village  maiden,   beautiful,  petite.
77 Bluahingly   she   faltered,   "Is   tills   scat
Sees the aged couple,  properly enraged:
Student  quite   ecstatic,   sees   her   ticket
Thinks of the long tunnel—thinks what
he v ill do.
Pleasantly     they     chatter.     How     the
cinders  fly!
Till  the  student fellow  gets one  in  his
Maiden      sympathetic,      turns      herself
"May   I,   if  you   please,   sir,   try   to  get
it  out?"
Then   the  student fellow  feels  a gentle
Hears a  gentle  murmur,   "Does   it  hurt
you   much?"
Whiz! slap!  bang!  into the tunnel quite,
Into glorious darkness, black as Egypt's
Out into the daylight glides that Eastern train;
Student's hair is ruffled just the merest
Maiden seen all blushes, when then and
there appeared,
A tiny little ear-ring in that horrid student's beard.
Hi! Hil The Varsity
It is the work  of all  the land
To build up now what they began;
So join with us and lend a hand
To build the future Varsity.
Hi! Hi! the Faculty,
Th£ Students of the U.B.C.
Hi!  Hi!   the  Varsity;
We're working for the future.
Alma Mater
Alma Mater, guardian of our youth,
Fair is the laurel wreath  that crowns
thy  brow,
Friend of our country and the friend of
Thy children hail  thee now.
Alma Mater, daughter of the years,
The great of other days are with thee
Speak    thou    their    high    faith    in    our
duller ears,
Forbid us to forget.
Alma Mater,  watcher of  the hours,
Thou   lookest   on   the   mountains   and
the   sea,
And rulest in the might of other powers
In loftier majesty.
Alma Mater, feeder of the flame.
Higli   hopes   and   noble   purposes   are
Un    us,    whose   pulses   quicken    at    thy
Grant that the light may shine.
Alma  Mater,   mother  of  our  love,
Many   the   paths   we   tread   in   future
Yet   naught   that   time   shall   bring   can
e'er remove
Thy memory or thy praise.
—H.   T.   J.   COLEMAN
There Is a Tavern in the Town
There   is  a  tavern   in   the   town,   in   the
And  there my dear love sits him down,
sits   him   down,
And drinks his wine 'mid laughter free,
And never, never thinks of me.
Fare  thee  well,   for  I  must  leave   thee,
Do not  let  the parting grieve  thee.
And remember that the best of friends
must part, must part.
Adieu,  adieu  kind  friends;  adieu, adieu,
I   can   no   longer   stay   with   you,   stay
with you;
I'll hang my harp on a weeping willow
And  may  the world  go  well  with  thee.
O, I went down south for to see my Sal,
Sing   Polly-wolly-doodle  all   the  day;
My Salty am a spunky gal,
Sing Polly-wolly-doodle all the day.
Fare thee well, fare thee well;
Fare thee well my fairy fay
Oh I'm off to Louisiana
For to  see my Susyanna,
Sing   Poliy-wolly-doodle   all    the
Oh my gal she am a maiden fair,
With  curly  eyes and  laughing  hair.
Oh I came to a river and I couldn't get
And   I   jumped   upon   a   nigger,   for   I
thought he was a hoss.
Oh  the grasshopper sitting on  the railroad track,
A-picking his teeth with a carpet tack.
Behind the barn down on  my knees,
I  thought I  heard a  chicken  sneeze.
He sneezed so hard with the whooping-
He sneezed his head and tail right off.
The Senior
I'm   tired  of  walking   uphill;
I long for an automobile;
When I get a jag on,
I need a gas wagon;
I'm tired of walking upliili.
I'm   tired  of living alone;
I want a wee wife of my own;
Someone   to   caress   me,
To wash and undress me,
I'm   tired  of  living  alone.
I'm  tired of living alone,
1 want a wee sheik of my own,
Balloons   and   jazz   sweater,
The louder the better,
I'm tired of living alone.
As a beauty I am  not a star;
There are others more handsome by far;
My face I don't mind it;
For I am  behind it;
The  people   in  front  get   the  jar—some
Alouette,  gentllle  Alouette,   Alouette
Je te plumerai,
Je te plumerai la tete,
Je  te plumerai  la tete,
Et  la tete,  Et la tete.
Oh-Alouette,  gentllle  Alouette,  Alouette
Je  te  plumerai.
2. Le Bee.
3. Le Nez.
4. Le Dos.
5. Les Pa ties.
6. Le Con.
81 Here's to  Good Old Rum
Here's  to good old  rum,
Drink   'er down,   drink  'er  down.
Here's  to good  old   rum,
Drink   er down, drink 'er down.
Here';; to good old rum that puts you on
the  bum.
Here's to good old rum, drink 'er down.
Rolling   home—dead   drunk,
Rolling  home—dead  drunk.
By  the light of the  sil\er.\   moon,
Here's   to   good   old   rum,   drink   'er
My Girl's a Hullabaloo
My   girl's   a   hullabaloo.
She wears the Gold and Blue;
She goes to Varsity  too
Just like the others do.
And  in  my future life
She's going to be my wife.
How in the world d'ja find that out?
She  told me  so.
She goes to all  the games
Just like the other dames,
I fork out all  the change
Just like the others do,  etc.
When  we  go  walking
She  does  the  talking.
I  do  the  squeezing,
She does the teasing, etc.
As we grow older
She will grow bolder,
And  she  will  hold  her
Head on my shoulder,  etc.
Every College Man
Carries Our Key
608 has always been and always
will be open to college men.
It warms our heart the way
Varsity men stroll in and pass
the time of day.
They know that Foster's keeps
open house at all times where
they may meet, enjoy our cigar-
_ ettes and discuss football, track,
basketball and even studies.
. . . and on the campus
the better dressed men
are wearing clothes from
Thos. Foster & Co.
608 Granville St.
High Class
Seymour 8735
85 -._.+
BC a
flQ £
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Calendar Fads  and Diaries
Drawing- and  Tracing1  Papers
Drawing1   Boards
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Scales,  Slide Bnles
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Tickets,  Invitations,  Programmes
For Class Parties and
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97 The Stretch
M. . . . and I made the allowance
stretch a lot when I got two pairs
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The little details add a touch
of color to the party — give it
dash and sparkle.
New Ideas in
can be found in attractive designs at
103 The University
Book Store
9 a.m. to S p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Loose-Leaf Note Books
Exercise Books  and  Scribblers
at Reduced Prices
Graphic   and   Engineering   Paper
Biology Paper
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Welcomed by the Bank {
Interest Paid at Current Rates
on Savings Deposits
Transfers of Funds to and from Points
of Residence can be easily arranged
On application we shall be glad to furnish
you with an interesting booklet entitled
"Your Bank and How You May Use It."
N. T. BROWN, Manager
107 Students,
The Advertisers in the
various student publications have rendered
valuable assistance to
the Publications Board
and, incidentally, to the
entire student body.
Students are therefore
urged to express their
appreciation in a practical manner by giving
the Advertisers a share
of their patronage.
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