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Report of the Principal


| have the honour to submit this annual report of Sir George Williams University for the academic year, 1965-66. Enrolment figures in the University during the past year, including the Summer Term of 1965, show a total of 15,548 full-time and part-time students. The registration in the affiliated schools came to a total of 6,541 students during the same period. Therefore, the institution, as a whole, provided educational opportu- nities for 22,089 students during the 1965-66 year. The total figure for the previous year, 1964-65, was 21,055 stu- dents.

The continuing educational service to the Montreal Community and its employed persons is indicated by an enrolment figure of 11,747 part-time university stu- dents in evening courses. This service is made more apparent by the fact that five or more employees from 259 Montreal business and industrial enterprises were identified as students in the evening pro- gramme. More than 1,300 teachers from the various school boards of Greater Montreal were registered for university credit courses during the year. Despite this extensive service provided to em- ployed personnel, attention should be drawn to the status of our day university operations. Based on full-time, day re- gistration only, 3,801 students, Sir George Williams University had the eleventh

highest enrolment of all Canadian uni- versities and colleges during the regular 1965-66 academic year.

Despite the increase in enrolment we were again in the unhappy position of turning away as many qualified applicants for admission as we were able to accept. A careful and painstaking procedure was followed in the selection of those appli- cants whom we admitted; it was based on a thorough testing programme, the report of High School Principals and the High School matriculation results. These remarks apply to applicants for admission to full-time study in day university pro- grammes; how far we are from meeting the demand and need for admission to part-time studies cannot be estimated as it is well known that our educational space and facilities have been filled to capacity in the evening for several years. The fine new Henry F. Hall Building, which will be available for the 1966-67 academic year, will provide greatly im- proved facilities and more space but it is already evident that it will not meet the individual demand and the societal need for university-educated persons. At the time of writing this report, we know that we will register more students for the coming year of 1966-67 than the planned classroom capacity of the Hall and Norris Buildings, along with rented areas in the Downtown Y.M.C.A. Building, will provide. We will have some leeway in

terms of laboratory and special purpose facilities which we planned for 5,000 full- time students, but will exceed the class- room provisions which were based on 4,000 full-time students.

Along with the major problems relating to enrolment and facilities, | must make reference to the continuing difficulties relating to the financial situation of the institution. There was no increase in student tuition fees but the increased enrolment income from this source was considerably higher than in the previous year. Offsetting this development was the even greater increase in expenditures due in large part to rising costs and efforts to make adjustments for the inadequate outlay we have been making in the vital areas of faculty and staff salaries and other necessary forms of academic de- velopment in previous years.

We were grateful to the Corporation for continued support through the Annual Maintenance Campaign of the Montreal Y.M.C.A., but this contribution, in view of the great increase in our total budget, plays a much more modest role in our financing than it did in the past. Our statutory grant from the Provincial Go- vernment, based only on the number of full-time students enrolled, increased slightly; from $640,000.00 in 1964-65 to $670,000.00 for 1965-66. Following exten- sive representations to the Provincial Government our budgetary grant, non-

statutory, was increased from $38,000.00 in 1964-65 to $453,000.00 for 1965-66. Even the improved amount continues to be considerably out-of-line with the bud- getary grants received by other Quebec universities.

Sir George is still trying to establish an equilibrium in its means of financial sup- port. Until 1960 it depended primarily on student fees and the support of the Annual Montreal Y.M.C.A. Campaign to provide its income. With the great deve- lopment that has taken place in higher education since 1960, the rapid growth in student enrolment and the higher costs, it is no longer possible to rely on student fees and private campaigns to provide the necessary resources for operation. These sources will continue to be im- portant, but a great deal of the financial support must now come from govern- mental grants; in our case from the Pro- vince of Quebec. An analysis of percenta- ges of operating income and expenditure of 46 universities and colleges’ in Canada for the fiscal year ending in 1965, was presented to the Board of Governors by the Controller in the Spring of 1966. The position of Sir George in relation to its sister institutions is dra- matically illustrated by the following percentages of incomes:

From Student Academic Fees For 46 universities and colleges in Canada

For institutions in the $1,700,000.00 to $6,000,000.00 range (comparable to Sir George)

For institutions in the Province of Quebec

Sir George Williams University

Government Grants for General Purposes For 46 universities and colleges in Canada

For institutions in the $1,700,000.00 to $6,000,000.00 range (comparable to Sir George)

For institutions in the Province of Quebec


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Sir George Williams University

In the budgeting for capital purposes we have also encountered many pro- blems. With the Henry F. Hall Building in its final year of completion, the Uni- versity required $7,900,000.00 from the Provincial Government towards the ca- pital expenditures for the period. This figure was in line with our capital finan- cing plan that has been in effect since the 1961-62 fiscal year. This programme has been carefully worked out with government officials and is reviewed each year. In the negotiations for the 1965-66 requirements we were informed that we would receive $5,900,000.00 in grants and would be authorized to borrow


$2,000,000.00 for the remainder of- our request. While the government assured us that the amounts borrowed and in- terest thereon could be reclaimed in the next fiscal year of 1966-67, it still meant considerable adjustments in our planning, at the terminal point in our project. In addition we were also required to make a serious reduction in the amounts budgeted for equipment and furnishings.

All the universities of the Province share these distressing financial difficulties. The lack of sufficient funds to adequately support the annual operating and capital needs of the universities is a most critical

situation. A problem as great as the lack of funds is, in my view, that of nof being able to plan financial strategy over any reasonable period of time. Indeed, we are usually on the verge of a fiscal year, or well into it, before we have any defini- te information, supported by legislation, with regard to governmental grants for that period. This precludes any effective intermediate or long-range planning and, in the midst of many pressures, adds to the uncertain and unsettled situation in which we find ourselves. It is to be hoped that some firm and adequate grants’ sys- tem can be established by our govern- ment to enable us to plan on a three to five year basis, at least. It must be obvious that without this provision our planning will be piece-meal and hapha- zard, at the best, and perhaps, verging ultimately towards chaos, at the worst.

| have devoted the first part of my report to describing, in some detail, the critical problems that have engaged a great part of my time, and that of other senior officers, during the year 1965-66. In the sections of the Report which follow a more comprehensive picture of the acti- vities of Sir George for the past year will be found. Despite the difficulties which | have described, | have no hesitation in stating that 1965-66 has been a year of great progress and development. | am sure that the quality of the academic programme and related services has been

raised to,a considerable extent and that our future has been enhanced by the devoted and effective work of my collea- gues of faculty and staff during the past year.

The beginning of the regular academic year of 1965-66 was marked by the instal- lation of our new Chancellor, Fraser F. Fulton, on Saturday afternoon, September 25, 1965. In the presence of other Chan- cellors, distinguished representatives of sister Canadian Universities, business leaders, Governors, faculty, students, alumni and staff, the Chancellor was duly and ceremonially installed. His installa- tion address was well received and wide- ly reported on, in all the news media. At the conclusion of the academic year the Chancellor was appropriately honoured by Bishop’s University which conferred upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) The retiring Chan- cellor, Dr. B. W. Roberts, was warmly commented by the University and the general public. Dr. Roberts was accorded the title of Chancellor Emeritus by the University and his service to Sir George and the community was recognized by editorial writers. ‘It means a lot to be able to help”, was the lead sentence in the tribute paid by a Montreal Star editorial. Indicating that these words had been used by Dr. Roberts to describe his work as first Chancellor the editorial concluded by stating: “It has meant a

lot to Sir George Williams that Dr. Roberts was able to help so steadily and so effectively and for so long.” All members of the Sir George commu- nity would heartily endorse this apt statement. Dr. O. M. Solandt, formerly Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors, was installed as Chancellor of the Uni- versity of Toronto in the Fall of 1966.

The Board of Governors and its com- mittees met frequently in appraising and guiding the on-going operations and plans for the future of the institution. The Chancellor and Lt.-Col. S. C. Holland were re-elected as Chairman and Vice- Chairman of the Board respectively, and Mr. F. N. Dundas was also elected as a Vice-Chairman for the 1965-66 year. Lt.- Col. Holland, Mr. R. Campbell, Mr. P. F. Kerrigan, Mr. R. R. Merifield, Dr. |. R. Tait and Mr. L. P. Webster were re-elected for further three-year terms and Mr. W. C. Corbett and Mr. Henry Valle were elected as members of the Board of Governors. Dr. H. R. Crabtree and Dr. R. E. Heartz were appointed to the Advi- sory Board of Governors. Mr. J. G. Brad- ley was re-nominated to the Board for a two-year term as an Alumni repre- sentative. The appointments by the Uni- versity Council of Professor Neil Comp- ton and Professor Martin Lewis as Visitors to the Board of Governors were con- firmed. Three new committees of the Board were established during the year:

the Fund Procurement Committee, the Committee on Physical Plant and an Ad Hoc Committee on Physical Develop- ment.

The Sir George Williams Building Fund Campaign came to a formal close in December, 1965, but members of the Campaign Management Committee conti- nued to complete the canvass of all prospective contributors. Members of the Corporation and of the Board of Gover- nors responded generously to a second appeal, thus ensuring that the basic objectives of the Campaign had been reached. Sir George is greatly indebted to Mr. W. N. Hall, General Chairman, and the great number of Campaign workers for their effective and dedicated efforts, and to the hundreds of corporate and individual donors who gave liberal and adequate contributions in cash and pled- ges. The Association of Alumni announ- ced in the Spring of 1966 that it would enter upon a programme of annual giving from graduates and former students com- mencing in the 1966-67 academic year. This action was warmly received by the Board, faculty and staff as a most im- portant resource in ensuring continued support of Sir George. During the year many gifts were received with appre- ciation; these included grants from cor- porations to match tuition fees being paid for employees, bequests, donations of books to the University Library, and

Dr. Fraser F. Fulton, Chancellor, delivering his installation address.

Spring Convocation in beautiful Place des Arts.

other contributions. It is hoped that this form of support from private sources will continue to grow and serve as a balancing factor to government grants and income from tuition fees. Diversity in the sources of income is of vital im- portance to ensure that educational insti- tutions will not become over-dependent on one source of income and thus face a dangerous threat to their essential free- doms.

The involvement of officers and faculty members in educational deliberations, particularly at the provincial level, con- tinued to increase. This movement toward co-operation, co-ordination and involve- ment with governmental bodies and educ- ational institutions at all levels has be- come a fact of academic life. It adds to the full work load being carried internally by faculty and staff, but also offers the values of active participation in planning and decision-making that do effect us as an institution. Dr. S. Madras, Dean of Science, was appointed a member of the Board of Higher Education, which is part of the new provincial educational organ- ization. Dean J. W. O’Brien was a mem- ber of the Ad Hoc Committee on Uni- versity Budgets, as established by the Minister of Education, and also repre- sents: us on the Planning Committee on Teacher Training and on other province- wide bodies. Professor J. H. Whitelaw is a member of the Pre-University and Voca-

tional Training Committee of the Ministry of Education and also serves on the special sub-committee which is deve- loping the pedagogical patterns for the “Institutes” which have been proposed by the Parent Report.

The Conference of Rectors and Princi- pals had a busy year, particularly in pressing for the establishment of a per- manent form of university grants com- mission which would advise the govern- ment with regard to the needs of the universities of the Province and recom- mend the allocation of grants to be made to each institution of higher education. The Conference also established a num- ber of sub-committees to make recom- mendations about specific academic dis- ciplines. All of this activity made demands on the time of officers and faculty mem- bers, but the image of Sir George has been greatly enhanced by this involve- ment. We are indebted to those who have not only represented us in an excel- lent manner, but who have also made great contributions to the total develop- ment of education in this Province. The Association of Universities and Col- leges of Canada (A.U.C.C.) held its annual meeting in Vancouver during October. Sir George was represented by appropriate officers and faculty members. One of the major items considered at this annual meeting was the mounting pressure by the organized student asso-

ciations for tuition-free university educa- tion. A committee has been established by the A.U.C.C. to conduct a study on accessibility to higher education. The Vice-Principal, Professor D. B. Clarke, continues as Chairman of an A.U.C.C. Committee on the admission problems relating to overseas students and he has also served as a member of committees investigating institutions which are apply- ing for membership in the A.U.C.C.

This year has been marked by the ap- pearance of several reports which merit our attention. The Bladen Report, ‘‘The Financing of Higher Education in Cana- da”, will have a great influence in the years ahead. It strongly recommends not only greater financial assistance from governments, corporations, private donors and alumni, but stresses the need for formula-financing by government bodies. Formula-financing would give the univer- sities reasonable predictions of the amount of forthcoming governmental grants and would be of great assistance in planning on a more systematic basis. The inclusion of part-time students as one of the factors in establishing formula- financing is a source of satisfaction to Sir George as this is the first time this category of students has been recognized by an official body for grant purposes. The Duff-Berdahl Report, “University Government in Canada”, placed particu- lar emphasis on the involvement of fa-

culty members and students in the deci- sion-making process. Members of faculty already participate in policy-making of an academic nature through the Faculty Councils, University Council and many related committees. Officers and faculty members also serve on many committees engaged in comprehensive planning for development of physical plant and future strategy, including membership on the Planning Committee of the Board of Governors. It was mentioned earlier in this report that two faculty members have been appointed as Visitors to the Board of Governors. Further study is being given to this report. An Ad Hoc Committee, in- cluding student representatives, has been established by the Vice-Principal to con- sider appropriate areas of involvement and participation in policy development by students. The Sir George Williams Association of University Teachers has also appointed a committee to study the findings of the Duff-Berdah! Report from the faculty viewpoint.

The final volumes, numbers four and five, of the Report of the Royal Commis- sion of Enquiry on Education in the Province of Quebec, the ‘Parent Report” became available towards the end of the 1965-66 academic year. These volumes will be given the same serious attention and consideration in the coming year that has been accorded to the previous volumes by all elements of the university



Among many noteworthy events of 1965- 66 was the seminar conducted by the Committee on Bilingualism in December, 1965, for all members of the faculty and staff. There was good attendance and excellent participation in the day-long programme on the topic, “The Role of an English Language University in a Bilin- gual Community”. Mr. Claude Ryan, Edi- tor of Le Devoir, was the speaker at the morning session and his informative and able comments generated a lengthy ques- tion and answer period at the close of his address. In the afternoon small dis- cussion groups gave consideration to what is now being done and what further steps could be taken to meet the chal- lenges that confront us in the Quebec of the 1960’s. The Committee on Bilin- gualism and Biculturalism hopes to take advantage of the stimulation that came from this seminar in recommending fur- ther development and the extension of the programmes which we have introdu- ced to meet the bilingual and bicultural situation in which we find ourselves. The Fourth Annual Long Service Award Dinner, as arranged by Assistant Profes- sor R. A. Fraser, Secretary of the Uni- versity Council, was held on April 2, 1966. The following persons were pre- sented with awards as they joined the list of those who have served the institu- tion for twenty years or more: Mr. W. G.

Attridge, Governor; Assistant Professor R. A. Fraser; Professor W. R. Fraser; Miss Betty Keiller; Professor A. Lermer; Miss Jean McCuaig; Miss Mona Osborne; Mrs. Bluebell S. Phillips; Mr. David Schwartz and Mrs. Selena Verschingel. Mr. H. G. Worrell, Controller, was honour- ed by his colleagues on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his appointment to the staff and later in the Spring was elected President of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers. Professor D. B. Clarke, Vice-Principal, served a distinguished year as the President of the Montreal Rotary Club and many other officers and faculty members were given due recognition by professional associa- tions or honoured for community service. Dr. Henry F. Hall, Principal Emeritus, marked forty years of devoted and de- dicated service to the institution and to the regret of his colleagues and thou- sands of students, past and present, announced his retirement from a full-time capacity. Mr. Jack Saunders, Headmaster of the Evening High School, and Miss Louisa Fair, Reference Librarian, also retired from the full-time staff after long and distinguished contributions to the growth and development of students and colleagues.

The Chancellor and Lt.-Col. Holland, with the support of the Board and the full-time officers of the University, were again active in the efforts to maintain

our C.O.T.C. Contingent and other student armed services units in the unsettled conditions prevailing with regard to the Department of National Defence, its eco- nomy measures and moves towards inte- gration of the Military services. We are again grateful to Major John Hall, his officers and the officer cadets for another fine year of good achievement by the Sir George Williams University Contingent C.O.T.C. Wing Commander Cecil Solin, of McGill University; Squadron Leader R. A. Fraser, of Sir George, and other officers gave fine leadership to the R.C.A.F. Student Squadron in which many students from Sir George participated with distinction. The Commanding Officer and other officers of H.M.C.S. Donnacona were most co-operative and hospitable to faculty, staff and student societies and many Georgians were numbered in the excellent University Naval Training Division. It is to be hoped that the im- portant and vital national service and the excellent opportunities for personal growth and development that have been provided by the student armed services programmes will be continued and that positive directives will be issued to end the uncertainties that have existed during the past few years.

It is always a matter of deep regret to report on the deaths of persons who have made great and lasting contribu- tions to the life of this institution. This


year we received, with sorrow, notice of the death of Mr. John W. Brunt who was for a long time connected with Sir George; as a member of the Board of Governors from 1936 to 1945 and Head- master of the Evening High School from 1945 to 1951. Professor Murray Honey- man, Chairman of the Department of Biology, passed away suddenly in June, 1965. His quiet, gentle, but effective rela- tionships with colleagues and students will be remembered. Mr. A. R. Bourdon, a teacher in the Evening High School for some forty years, and Mr. William Campbell, who for many years was close- ly associated with us as Director of the Placement Office, also died during the summer of 1965. We have extended our sympathy to the families concerned and indicated that we are the lesser due to their passing.

In conclusion may | express my appre- ciation to the Chancellor, the Governors, to my colleagues of the faculty and the staff, to the students and student officers and to the officers and members of the Association of Alumni for continued co- operative and helpful attitudes and actions. We are grateful for the continued support of corporations and _ individual friends. A particular word of apprecia- tion must be offered to the elected re- presentatives and departmental. officers of the Government of Quebec, and to the Rectors and Principals of the Universities

of Quebec for many thoughtful and help- ful actions on our behalf. It continues to be a great honour and privilege to be associated with all whom | have men- tioned above in the development of Sir George, in particular, and in general, that of institutions of higher education in Quebec, in Canada, in the Commonwealth and, indeed, in the World. | would also direct our thanks to the members of the Press, Radio and Television and other media for enlightened and helpful cover- age of our many activities.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert C. Rae Principal and Vice-Chancellor

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Douglass Burns Clarke, Vice-Principal


This has been a year when much of our concern has been engaged on the future. As the new Henry F. Hall Building has taken tangible form reminding us that we are on the eve of new possibilities as a result of these new facilities, we have kept in careful touch with developments in education at all levels in our province, developments that promise to make sweeping changes in the pattern of educ- ation from the nursery school to the university, and studied the probable im- pact of these changes upon the future of Sir George Williams University. Deans and members of faculty have been heavi- ly and strenuously involved in the various committees, some appointed by the pro- vince, some by the Committee of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities, that are plotting these changes. Our col- leagues who are serving on these com- mittees have kept us well informed and our own internal committees, Commit- tees of the University Council and Com- mittees of the several Faculty Councils, have been able to work all year in the light of the knowledge and the advice they have brought us. These studies though by no means completed, will make it possible for the university to move relatively quickly and efficiently in the process of adapting to the perhaps rather radical changes that are anticipated. While we have been looking at the chan-


ges that external pressures may bring, we have been contemplating some chan- ges of our own initiation. Elsewhere, it will be reported that the Planning Com- mittee of the Board of Governors has been actively studying our future physi- cal needs; the Academic Planning Com- mittee has, at the same time, made a far- ranging survey of future academic pro- grams and developments in which we may become involved to meet the needs of our community. It is, again, too early for concrete proposals, but much ground- work was laid during the past year for future planning. Not least important, was the appointment of a special committee, under Assistant Professor Tarasofsky, to study a revision of our statement of goals and purposes to serve as an instrument of decision in the choices that lie imme- diately ahead.

This receptivity to change and develop- ment permeated the faculty during the past academic year, and almost every department is busy planning its own development enthusiastically and imagin- atively. There is a sense of growth in the academic community at Sir George Williams University which is exciting and creative, and has something to do with much more than growth in size. Total uni- versity planning has been conceived to give the planning of individual departments a frame of reference, and the discussions that have taken place this year will, it is

anticipated, produce concrete recommen- dations and plans over the next five years. While examining our future, plans for next year and consideration of current problems were given considerable atten- tion. The Committee on Instructional Pro- blems has looked, not only at ways and means of improving the standard of teaching in the university, but at the specific problems that face us in teaching an increasing number of classes over 100 in size, next year, in the Henry F. Hall Building. With the co-operation of Assistant Professor G. A. B. Moore and the Instructional Mcdia Office, most of the instructors teaching these larger classes have been and are being aided in adopting special instructional techni- ques and devices to make teaching in these larger units more effective.

New honours programs at the undergra- duate level were authorized in the follow- ing fields: Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and a Statistical Option in Mathematics. Other developments took place in the undergraduate program. The required number of courses for the de- gree of Bachelor of Arts was decreased from 21 to 20. The Facuity of Arts also authorized a new program, to begin in 1966-67, leading to the degree of Bache- lor of Fine Arts. The new curriculum was implemented in the Faculty of Commerce, and four new certificate programs were put into effect in co-operation with pro-

fessional societies and industry the Administrative Management Society; the Canadian Association of Purchasing Agents, Montreal; the Montreal Personnel Association; the Marketing Association of Canada. The Faculty of Commerce also, for the first time offered a retail program integrated with Sir George Wil- liams School of Retailing. In the Faculty of Engineering, the curriculum for the fourth year program in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering was formally approved, and work on the fifth year curriculum in each of these fields was carried further.

Apart from the new courses adopted for the fourth year Engineering curriculum, 31 new full courses and ten new half courses were approved by the University Council. In addition four new non-credit courses were added in Art. Nine non- credit half courses in Commerce were discontinued.

The Sir George Williams University Art Collection continued to grow because of the continued enthusiastic interest of Mr. Samuel Schecter. This collection now numbers 199 pieces of sculpture, gra- phics, and other art objects. The quality of this collection continues to give pres- tige to the university. We look forward to the opportunities that will be available, next year, in the Henry F. Hall Building to display this collection to a better ad- vantage.


While it will not be reported here in detail, it was very gratifying to note a marked increase in the amount of significant research carried on during the past year by members of faculty, there was also a very satisfying increase in the number of scholarly publications. In addition, several members of the faculty contri- buted critical reviews in the weekly press or participated in radio or television pro- grams of a cultural nature.

The Committee on Aid to Scholarly Acti- vities with a budget of only $20,000.00 was able to be of effective help in aiding members of faculty to carry out research projects or to complete qualifications for higher degrees. Between March 15, 1965 and April 12, 1966, 44 grants in aid were given. Although the total amount available for this purpose is still small, it has proved to be a very effective means of stimulating or enabling more scholarly activity by faculty members.

Two members of faculty were granted a year’s leave of absence for the acade- mic year 1965-66. Assistant Professor Serge Losic spent the year in France completing, for publication, his etymolo- gical dictionary of place names. Professor E. E. McCullough spent the year at the University of London to study “The La- bour Government’s Policy in the African Colonies, 1945-51”.

Two students of the University were awarded Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Fellowships for 1966-67: Mr. James E. Curtis, in Sociology, and Mr. Arnold Keller, in English.

Several members of our faculty received substantial recognition during the year. Assistant Professor Roy K. Kiyooka, of the Fine Arts Department, received honourable mention at the San Paolo International Biennial Exhibition, and in January was made an Associate Member of the Royal Canadian Academy. Pro- fessor Arthur Lermer, Chairman of the Economics Department, served as ex- ternal expert for the Social Institutions Development Department of the I.L.O. at Geneva in the Summer of 1965. Associate Professor Martin D. Lewis, Acting Chair- man of the History Department was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Con- ference on Asian History, an affiliate of the American Historical Association. As- sociate Professor Bruce Mallen, Chair- man of the Marketing Department, was made Vice-President Elect of the Mar- keting Association of Canada, and Editor- in-Chief of its journal, “The Marketer”. Assistant Professor John Miller, of the Fine Arts Department, won a competition to design and execute a mosaic mural for the Capitol Building in Lincoln, Ne- braska. Assistant Professor Cameron Nish, of the History Department, was made Executive Director of the “Centre de Recherche en Histoire Economique du Canada Frangais”, and Curator of the

Archives de la Société Historique de Montréal. Professor H. F. Quinn, Chair- man of the Political Science Department, won a Canada Council Senior Research Fellowship. Associate Professor Boyd Sinyard, Chairman of the Religion De- partment, was elected Leverhulme Visit- ing Fellow to the University of Notting- ham for 1966-67.

We were saddened by the sudden death in July, 1965, of Professor J. Murray Honeyman, Chairman of the Biology De- partment, who had been a beloved col- league and valued member of our faculty since 1947.

We were very successful, this year, in being able to appoint to our teaching staff very well qualified scholars. 51 new full-time appointments were made for 1965-66, and 73 part-time appoint- ments. There were ten resignations during the course of the year. One of these, it is sad to report, is the resignation of Dr. Henry F. Hall, Principal Emeritus and Professor of Natural Science who retired on July 31, 1966 after 40 years of distin- guished and dedicated service and leadership of this university. The contri- butions which Dr. Hall made to this uni- versity are too great to enumerate here, but his influence will be felt at this university for generations to come as his influence continues to affect the lives of countless men and women who have benefited from their association with him.


Dr. Henry F. Hall, Principal Emeritus,

Graduate Studies

The university offered its first programs in graduate studies. These were programs leading to the degree of Master of Arts in English and in Art Education. Four full- time and six part-time candidates regis- tered for the program in English. No students have yet begun serious work on their thesis, but the indications are that a relatively high proportion of candidates will seek approval for a subject in the field of Canadian Literature. One full- time and five part-time students registered for the program in Art Education; all are majoring in painting, with graphics as their additional studio area. Indications are that the M.A. in Art Education pro- gram is being recognized as a challeng- ing and interesting graduate study in a much needed area of advanced training for art teachers.

Graduate programs leading to the degree of Master of Science in Physics and in Chemistry were approved for offering in 1966-67. The Physics program will em- phasize Theoretical Nuclear and Solid State Physics, the Chemistry program will offer advanced courses in Inorganic, Analytical, Organic, and Physical Che- mistry. Both programs will require original research.

The Board of Graduate Studies also spent a good part of the year investi- gating possibilities of launching graduate work in other disciplines.

Instructional Media Office

The Instructional Media Office, establish- ed in 1964, has the responsibility of assisting faculty in the selection and use of a variety of instructional communica- tion media. It advises faculty on the use of these media to attain their educational objectives, provides resource facilities, conducts special development and re- search projects, provides faculty with in- service opportunities to learn the im- plications of instructional technology, and studies developments in its field. During the year, this office provided va- luable services through consultation with faculty and built its own resources to a point of greater effectiveness. Services ranged through familiarizing faculty with equipment for use in large classes, pro- vision of equipment for certain research projects, consultation on selection of language laboratory equipment, the pro- vision of an extensive equipment pool for classroom use, the provision of gra- phic material, photographic reproduction, recording, television, and film services. All classrooms were provided with per- manent projection screens, and all large lecture halls were equipped with perma- nent overhead projection systems. Room 2-G was renovated and equipped, during the year, as a model of the auditoria facilities to be available in the Henry F. Hall Building. Several faculty meetings were held in this room to demonstrate


these facilities and three instructors used this room to conduct classes using this equipment.

In addition, the Instructional Media Offi- cer, Assistant Professor G.A.B. Moore, visited fourteen institutions in various parts of Canada and the United States to observe operations and facilities or to attend conferences on instructional media.

Computer Center

The Computer Center has continued to serve both the academic and administra- tive functions of the university. Assistant Professor Graham Martin was appointed Director of the Computer Center and organized its heavily increased work- load. Teaching and research loads ex- panded heavily, while record keeping and examination scoring, were improved. This increased load was reflected in the computer operating hours which rose to three shifts, seven days a week, in De- cember, 1965 and has remained at that level since then. Other computers, includ- ing those at the University of Montreal and McGill University, have been used to help carry the expanding load.

The Center presently has an IBM 1620 computer with two disk drives and 40 K fast access memory. This computer has been expanded to the greatest extent feasible. There is a great need for a new system to handle the increased demand.

Systems studies of several new projects in the Controller’s area and in the library have been undertaken.

Center for Human Relations

and Community Studies

Now in its third year, the Center con- tinued to provide research, training, and consultation services to public and pri- vate organizations, professional associa- tions, and government. The Center work- ed specifically on programs with the following: Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Boys Clubs of Canada, the Northern Electric Company, Canadian Conference on Children, the Canadian Library Association, Girl Guides of Ca- nada, Nova Scotia Camping Association, Canadian Indian Center of Toronto, Na- tional Council of Y.M.C.A.’s of Canada, Indian Affairs Branch, University of Bri- tish Columbia, McGill School for Graduate Nurses, Boy Scouts of Canada, the Montreal Y.M.C.A., Lachine Y.M.C.A., Canadian Camping Association, Douglas Hospital, and the Allen Memorial Institute of the Royal Victoria Hospital.

An interesting project with the Rotary Club of Montreal was the preparation of a Conference on the Development of Human Resources. This conference has had a significant impact on the Montreal community and the Center continues to act as a consultant on the implementation of recommendations from this conference.

Special Summer Schools

The university gave two special summer sessions in the Day Division during the Summer of 1965, one in Geography and one in Sociology.

111 students took part in the Geography program, most of these students were from the Montreal area although there were a number of students from out of the province, including two from British Columbia and one from France. Five field trips were organized. Final results in all courses were very satisfactory. Our own regular teaching staff was joined by Dr. Bogdan Zaborski, Chairman of the Institute of Geography at the University of Ottawa, and one of the best known