Annual Report 1964/65

Sir George Williams University

Sir George Williams Schools


The University Report of the Principal 5 Office of the Vice-Principal 10 The Library 19 Office of Guidance Services 23 Office of the Dean of Students 26 Office of the Director of Planning, Physical Facilities 30 Office of the Assistant to the Principal 32 Association of Alumni 33 Office of the Registrar 34 Office of the Controller 37 The Schools Remarks from the Principal 39 High School 39 Business School 41 School of Retailing 42

School of Art 43

Report of the Principal

To the Chairman and Members of the Board of Governors and the President and Mem- bers of the Corporation:


| have the honour to submit the annual report of Sir George Williams University for the academic year of 1964-65. The reports of the various officers of the University which are to be found in the body of this report will indicate, | am sure, that we have made progress in our primary objective of providing the best educational opportunities possible for all members of this scholarly community. To this end we have added a great many qualified persons to our teaching faculty, have provided further educational resources and _ insti- tuted changes in our administrative systems and procedures.

Of great concern to many of us has been our inability to meet the demand for admission to university studies on the part of qualified applicants. In the fall of 1964, only one of every five candidates could be admitted to the day university. We had been prepared for this situation by the various predictions on future university enrolment as published for several years by authoritative bodies, but in an institution which has always striven to satisfy edu- cational needs, it has not been easy to turn potentially able students away. The offices of the Registrar and Guidance Services have made strenuous efforts to ensure that, in view of these circumstances, our selection procedures are as efficient and objective as humanly and technically possible. The supplementation of high

school matriculation results by a thorough- going testing programme involving all applicants has been instituted by the Guidance Services Office. It is based on a long experience of carefully validated testing instruments.

The increase in registration in the evening university, while not quite as spectacular as that shown in the day, has been steady and has been modified by the, fact that for many years, despite annual additions to facilities, we have been operating at capacity in this area. That the university is offering extensive service to employed persons is illustrated by statistics that show seventy-two (72) companies and corporations in Montreal being represented by twenty (20) employees or more in the evening enrolment. Almost one thousand (1,000) full-time teachers in the school systems of Greater Montreal were enrolled as evening students during the 1964-65 academic year. Despite the fact that Sir George is not a formal provincial teacher- training institution its contribution to the quality of instruction at all levels of edu- cation has been extensive and has been so recognized by many educational authorities in the Province of Quebec.

In view of these enrolment pressures it is pleasant to report favourable progress in the erection of the Henry F. Hall Building. Construction schedules have been main- tained, to this date, and the comprehensive facilities it will provide in the fall of 1966

will ease some of the over-crowded conditions in our present quarters and will provide us with a much improved setting for our educational activity. Two important events during the year marked stages in construction; the “topping-off’ of the main steel structure in mid-winter and the ceremony of laying the corner-stone on May 8th by the Honourable Paul Gérin- Lajoie, Minister of Education of the Prov- ince of Quebec. The naming of our present main building as the Kenneth E. Norris Building was fittingly observed, with appropriate ceremonies, on November 29th, 1964. Further renovations took place in the Norris Building during the year to provide needed space for library, cafeteria and other purposes. The rented space in the building at 2015 Drummond Street was increased by the addition of one floor bringing our use of these quarters to a total of five floors.

The problems of heavy enrolment and crowded facilities are matched by the difficulties of financing extended operations. During the year an extensive analysis of operating income and expenditures was made by the Controller and this information proved helpful to Governors and officers in understanding our financial situation. In comparing our position with other Canadian universities it is obvious that a much higher proportion of our income is being derived from student fees; i.e., the Canadian average in 1963-64 was 25.62%

for this source of revenue, while the corresponding figure for Sir George was 74.75%. Government grants provided an average of 51.40% of the income of Canadian universities while Sir George showed 19.06% of its income coming from this source. Part of the differential is due to our extensive evening programme, for which we receive no subsidy, but it is evident that on the basis of full-time, day university students alone we are far more dependent on tuition fees than other institutions in this country. A greatly increased budget grant from the Provincial Government for the 1965-66 academic year will only slightly modify our relative position. The factor of our high dependence on tuition fee income is a matter of concern to all of us. In the comparative relation- ships in the matter of expenditures it is obvious that we are high in the areas of administration, maintenance and miscella- neous spending. All of these matters will necessitate further study on our part during the coming year.

Having drawn attention to a few of our major problems | would now add some brief comments on our general operations during the 1964-65 academic year. The Board of Governors gave continuing atten- tion to operations and development under the chairmanship of Mr. Fraser F. Fulton and the vice-chairmanship of Lieut.-Col. S. C. Holland. An Advisory Board was established in June 1965 to maintain a

relationship with “past and present mem- bers of the Board of Governors who have made substantial contributions to the Board of the University”. The following persons were duly elected to the Advisory Board as charter members: Mr. J. Harmon Andrews, the Honourable George B. Foster, Mr. George M. Hobart, Mr. O. B. Thornton, Mr. Fred B. Walls and Mr. Colin W. Webster. Of the regular members of the Board of Governors of 1963-64, the Hon- ourable George B. Foster moved to the Advisory Board, the resignations of Dr. K. R. Patrick and Dr. H. |. Ross. were ac- cepted with regret and Mr. F. Stannard completed his term of membership as a representative of the Association of Alumni. These vacancies were filled by the election of Dr. A. Bronfman, Mr. C. F. Carsley and Mr. R. D. Perry as Governors and the ap- pointment of Mr. G. L. Wood as a repre- sentative from the Association of Alumni. In the Fall of 1964 members of the standing committees of the Board of Governors were provided with written statements describing the general area of responsibility and the tasks assigned to each committee. The Planning Committee continued its deliberations with regard to the future direction of the institution. Recommend- ation that a library building consultant be appointed to assist in the planning of a needed library building was approved and the firm, ‘Library Building Consultants Inc’, was engaged for this purpose. In

addition to the urgently-needed library the Planning Committee has re-confirmed that additional classroom space, a gym- nasium, swimming pool and athletic fa- cilities must be given high priority in our future plans. The problem of living ac- commodations for students whose homes are not in Montreal is increasing due to the demolition of homes in the downtown area. We must, therefore, give consider- ation to the provision of student residences.

A joint committee of Board, faculty and staff personnel was established early in the year to consider matters in relation to the granting of honorary degrees. After extensive study and research this com- mittee presented a report recommending that honorary degrees be awarded, com- mencing with the Spring Convocation. On the basis of this report a Nominating Committee on Honorary Degrees was established and the first such degrees in our history, the LL.D., were presented on May 28th, 1965 to the Honourable Jean Lesage, Prime Minister, Minister of Fi- nance and Minister of Federal-Provincial Affairs of the Province of Quebec, Dr. Howard |. Ross, Chancellor of McGill University, Monseigneur Alphonse-Marie Parent, Vice-Rector of Laval University and Chairman of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Education, and Dr. Evan Turner, Director of the Philadelphia Mu- seum of Art and formely Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Dr. B. W. Roberts conferring Honorary Degree,

with the assistance of D. L. Peets, Registrar, upon:

1. The Honourable Jean Lesage 2. Mgr. Alphonse-Marie Parent 3. Dr. H. |. Ross

4. Dr. Evan H. Turner

Photos by Kenneth Bowe.

All members of the university community learned, with deep regret, in April 1965 that the Chancellor, Dr. B. W. Roberts, had submitted his resignation from his high office. Tributes from all quarters, within and from outside, were received for the distinguished service rendered by Dr. Roberts to this institution for twenty- five (25) years as Governor, Chairman of the Board and Chancellor. The election of Mr. Fraser F. Fulton, Chairman of the Board, to succeed Dr. Roberts in the office of Chancellor was received with satis- faction in view of his prominent position in the business community and his splendid service to Sir George Williams and to many worthy causes. Mr. Fulton assumed the Chancellorship on June 1, 1965.

Efforts to expand the opportunities for the individual growth and development of faculty and administrative personnel were pressed forward during the year. The Committee on Aid to Scholarly Develop- ment was established to consider and supervise budget allowances for research, scholarly activity and the pursuit of advanced studies on the part of faculty members. The Committee of Staff Develop- ment to provide training experiences and to promote good personnel practices for administrative personnel came into being. Both committees worked diligently and made satisfactory progress in fulfilling their important objectives. An Adminis- trative Training Conference took place in

early May followed by the Annual Staff Conference at Mont Gabriel Lodge, on May 25 and 26, 1965. Study of our organizational structure continued during the year and Job Rating Committee, with reference to administrative officers, stimulated the compilation of written job descriptions for such positions. Lieut-Col. S. C. Holland, Dr. Rachel Wasserman, Mrs. Ellen Brodahl and Mr. Howard Atwood were presented with certificates at the Long Service Dinner which honours all members of the staff of the University and Schools who have served the ins- titution for twenty years or more.

Inter-university and external relationships required more attention and activity during the year in view of many developments. The involvement of faculty and_ staff members in the study of the second and third volumes of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Education in the Province of Quebec was particularly heavy. These activities are reported in detail in the Report of the Vice-Principal. The Commis- sion on University Financing and the Joint Commission on University Govern- ment held hearings at Sir George and at other universities. The reports of these commissions will undoubtedly be of great value but they did require much time and effort of officers who prepared documen- tation and presentations. The Committee of Rectors and Principals of the Quebec Universities held frequent meetings in

Quebec, Sherbrooke and Montreal. Several meetings and a good deal of correspond- ence took place between the Department of Higher Education of the Province and the appropriate officers of this institution. The two national university bodies, the National Conference of Canadian uni- versities and Colleges and the Canadian University Foundation held annual meetings in Ottawa and later in the year petitioned the Government of Canada to amalgamate the two related organizations under the name of “The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’’. A meeting of the Council of the Association of Universities of the Commonwealth took place in London in September, 1964. Many other educational conferences and meetings of learned societies were attended by members of the faculty and staff. These various meetings were important ones and a great deal was gained from participation in- cluding the increased identification of Sir George Williams University as a_ full- fledged member of the family of univer- sities in Quebec, Canada, the Common- wealth and the world. Another related external activity was the presentation of the University’s Brief to the Royal Com- mission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism on March 17th, 1965.

As well as important developments in our basic academic activity the year was marked by a great many fine events which enriched the life of our community. The

first special summer sessions in Sociology and Geography, the extensive efforts of the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies, the Canadian Studies programme and the introduction of a new direction in our Commerce degree pro- grammes are but a few of the exciting developments in the formal academic area. Our cultural life was enhanced by the splendid Music and Drama Series introduced by a faculty and staff com- mittee, and by the many acquisitions made by the Collection of Canadian Art which is growing in recognition and acclaim. The Students’ Undergraduate Society, the evening students interim committee, and many related student groups presented a host of interesting and stimulating programmes under very able student leadership. Attention must also be drawn to the annual Kenneth E. Norris Memorial Lecture Series given, this year, by the internationally-known eco- nomist, Dr. Harry Gordon Johnson; the graduation receptions and the continued loyal support of the Association of Alumni. A Centennial Project, to mark Canadian celebrations in 1967 was confirmed in the form of the proposed publication of a valuable set of historical maps acquired by the Department of Geography. Mention should also be made of the number of our students who have voluntarily joined the Canadian Universities Service Overseas (CUSO); at least nine Georgians are now

engaged in helping roles in various African, Asiatic and Middle East countries. The Chairman of our local CUSO Com- mittee, Dr. Henry F. Hall, in relation to a study project in which he is engaged, participated in a YMCA World Service thirty-day tour around the world in the early spring of 1965. The Sir George Williams University Contingent COTC had a successful year under the command of Major John Hall, despite the limitations of the greatly reduced Armed Services programme. Many other students par- ticipated in the RCAF and UNTD branches of the student military activity.

It is a matter of deep regret to report on the deaths of persons who have been closely related to Sir George. To the list of those whom we remember with sorrow, appreciation and love, were added, this year, the names of Mr. James S. Cameron, a former Governor; Nelson Elliot, who had just retired as Director of the Business School after more than forty-five (45) years of service to the University and the Business School; Mr. W. D. Johnstone, a graduate and former staff member in the Student Affairs Office; Mr. Hugh Nourse, who had received the Bachelor of Arts degree at the age of seventy-two (72) at the Spring Convocation of 1964: and Dr. Mortimer Tunis, a graduate and valued member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Alumni.

Now we turn our attention to the problems,

the challenges and the certain satisfactions of the coming academic year of 1965-66. Not too far away is the long-awaited opening of the Henry F. Hall Building in the fall of 1966 when we will enjoy greatly improved facilities made possible by the generous provisions of the Govern- ment of the Province of Quebec, the Canada Council, the many corporate and personal contributions to our Building Fund Campaign including the remarkable support of students, alumni and _ staff. “Operation ‘66’, our code name for the complex and extensive planning nec- essary for such a gigantic move and the integration of new and existing facilities, is already in the stages of implementation. Each year we are increasingly indebted to countless persons for assistance and support of all of our educational endea- vours. To the Chancellor, the Chairman of the Board, the Governors and members of the Corporation, to my colleagues of faculty, staff and student bodies; to the members of the Association of Alumni and to our corporate and personal friends in this community and beyond we offer our deep gratitude. It is a great privilege to be associated with all of those who work and strive for the growth and development of this remarkable institution. We are also appreciative of the courtesy and concern in our welfare as shown by the Ministers and elected representatives of the Govern- ment of Quebec, the Director General

and staff of the Directorate of Higher Education and other public leaders. We would also thank the executives, reporters and photographers of the Press, Radio, Television and other media for their valued contributions in commu- nicating to our many publics the important happenings of our 1964-65 academic year.

Respectfully submitted, Robert C. Rae Principal and Vice-Chancellor

July 29, 1965

Office of the Vice-Principal

Douglass Burns Clarke, Vice-Principal


This has been the second year of operation under the new form of university govern- ment, and the Deans, now including a Dean of Commerce, have taken an increasingly effective hold upon the administration and operation of the academic program and development of the university. Thanks to their able leadership this has been an active year of progress and consolidation. A satisfactory number of new faculty ap- pointments have been made, strengthening our academic position qualitatively as well as quantitatively, and bringing us into a much more favorable staff/student ratio. Further promising steps have been taken to encourage and enable present members of the faculty to engage themselves increas- ingly in various forms of scholarly activity. New programs of study, notably the first work at the graduate level, have been established, and the undergraduate program extended or strengthened, particularly in Commerce.

Thirty-seven (37) new members were added to the full-time teaching faculty in 1964-65, and fifty-nine (59) new members were added to the part-time teaching faculty. Against this, there were seven (7) resigna- tions from the full-time faculty.

Two (2) members of the full-time faculty have been absent on a year's leave of absence: Associate Professor W. F. Black has been doing research in marine biology in Copenhagen, and Professor A. Lermer


has been doing research in Economic Planning at The Hague, Paris, and other European centers.

The Committee on Aid to Scholarly Activity had its first year of operation and was given a substantial budget. During the year it has granted financial assistance for research, advanced studies, and other forms of scholarly activity to twenty-eight (28) members of the full-time faculty. It now appears certain that the work of this com- mittee and the use of the funds allocated to it will be effectively instrumental in encour- aging and maintaining faculty interest in this sphere of activity. It should be noted that many members of faculty are engaged in research and scholarly activity without support from this source, but for some it has made such activity financially possible. The Committee is at the same time seeking to get all the information possible about the availability of funds from other sources and to encourage faculty members to apply to these other sources so that its own budget may be stretched as far as possible.

In the meantime, the University Council had an active year considering new programs. Honours programs in French and Sociology were approved; forty-eight (48) new courses were authorized; seventeen (17) courses were discontinued; sixteen (16) courses in the Commerce Faculty were dis- continued as credit courses, with the approval of a completely new program in Commerce, but will continue to be offered

as non-credit courses. In addition, the University Council recommended the in- auguration of courses at the graduate level to the Board of Governors who approved this recommendation.

Among other academic developments of the year was the appointment of Assistant Professor G. A. B. Moore as Instructional Media Officer. He has been most active in all faculties assisting members of the instructional staff to develop resources in this area to aid in the teaching of many courses. A laboratory for Experimental Psychology was established, which, though small, has proved adequate to launch a course in this field pending the facilities provided in the Henry F. Hall Building.

A major concern during the year was the level of teaching at the university and the special problems arising out of the existing conditions in large classes. A Committee on Instructional Problems met frequently during the year and has embarked upon a full-scale study of the role of the university teacher, faculty-student relations, and an examina- tion of new techniques and resources that might be used, especially in large classes, to improve the quality of instruction. Although this committee found the level of teaching here to be fairly high, it is convinced that much needs to be done to maintain and improve it. The committee will resume activities next fall on a more intensive scale. However, the general results of the year were satisfactory. Among the academic

accomplishments of our students was the winning of a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowship by Josub David for graduate studies in Economics; Maurie S. Alioff received an Honourable Mention for work in English.

The most critical event during the year was the impact of the publication of the second and third parts of the report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Education in the Province of Quebec. This Parent Com- mission Report, as it is more familiarly known, called for immediate and intensive study by many bodies in the University as its recommendations will generate far reaching effects on all levels of education in the province. The Committee on Academic Planning suspended all other activities and met almost weekly to study various phases of the report, especially those parts of the report dealing with the proposed “institutes” and with higher education. Similarly sub- committees of each Faculty Council were set up to study the possible effects on the curriculum of each faculty. The Committee on Academic Planning kept in close touch with these sub-committees and with an ad hoe committee set up by the Principal so that a general attitude of the university has begun to emerge on the basis of which we can plan to meet the changes that will come about if and when the recommendations in the report are implemented.

Another effect of the Parent Commission Report has been a critically growing demand


upon the time of the Deans and Professor Whitelaw. The latter has been relieved of many of his duties to carry out a continuing study of the report, the actions taken by the government of the Province in the light of the report’s recommendations, and the work and recommendations of the many com- mittees within and without the university. Dean Madras is now a member of the Board of Higher Education and of the Universities Co-Ordinating Committee on Pure and Applied Sciences ; Dean O’Brien is a member of the Planning Committee on Teacher Training, of a Sub-Committee on Teacher-Training that reports to the Com- mittee of Rectors and Principals of the Province of Quebec, and of a Joint- Committee established by McGill and Sir George Williams which is responsible to the Principal's Committee in each University; Dean Bordanis a member of the Universities Co-ordinating Committee on Pure and Applied Sciences, and of the McGill- Sir George Williams Joint Committee; Professor Whitelaw is a member of the Pre-University and Vocational Planning Committee, The Committee of Rectors’ Sub-Committee on Teacher-Training, the Policy Committee of English-Language Institutions of all levels, the Working Com- mittee on Institutes and of the McGill-Sir George Williams Joint Committee. All this in addition to many committees within the universities working on the same problem. All of this, put together, has made it a

very busy year, but it can be said with simple justice, that it has been a year of effective results although many of these will not show until the not-too-distant future.

Graduate Studies

The University Council established a Board of Graduate Studies to make recommenda- tions on the offering of Graduate Studies by various departments and to govern the programs authorized by the University Council. This board, under the Chairman- ship of Dean S. Madras, recommended the inauguration of graduate work leading to the Master of Arts degree in English and in Fine Arts Education, and leading to the Master of Science degree in Chemistry and in Theoretical Physics. These last two were postponed for one year in keeping with the spirit of the recommendations of the Parent Commission Report. It was judged that the M.A. in Fine Arts Education was completely new in Quebec so that the University was fulfilling an unmet need, while the M.A. in English would be given in a field broad enough to permit the University to render a service by offering graduate studies in that discipline.

During the year, the Board also drew up the administrative regulations concerning ad- mission to graduate studies, curricula, standards to be attained, thesis require- ments, residence requirements, financial assistance, and fees. Careful scrutiny was given to all programs proposed by interested

departments, paying special attention to the competence of the departments to offer graduate programs.

Five (5) students were admitted into the graduate program in English, and four (4) in Fine Arts. Of these nine (9), one will be studying full-time. In all cases, the academic records were consistently high and, no doubt, a new pioneer class is in process of formation recalling that of some thirty (30) years ago which launched the under- graduate programs at this university.


After a considerable amount of study, both

of the existing program of studies in our

own Faculty of Commerce, and of major trends in business education, the Faculty of Commerce presented recommendations, which were approved by the University

Council, establishing a complete and new

curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of

Commerce. This new program, consisting of

twenty-three (23) courses in place of the

previous twenty-one (21), was developed in accordance with four (4) propositions:

1. Business education should educate for the whole career, and not primarily for the first job.

2. It should view the practice of business professionally, in the sense of relating it to what we have in the way of relevant, systematic bodies of knowledge.

3. It should emphasize the development of basic problem solving and organizational


skills and socially constructive attitudes, rather than memorization of facts, or training in routine skills.

4. It should recognize that businesses in the decades ahead will need a higher order of analytical ability, a more sophisticated command of analytical tools, a greater degree of organizational skill, and a wider capacity to cope with the external environment of business than has been true in the past.

Their recommendations stressed that aca-

demic preparation for business should

develop along three broad lines:

1. Study in certain basic disciplines and tool subjects.

2. Study of the application of these dis- ciplines and tools to a few broad functional aspects of the firm.

3. Study of the initiating-coordinating- implementing process within the firm at different levels of management.

As a result of the implementation of these

recommendations, a new curriculum was

devised, many courses were dropped and new courses were added.

A number of courses of particular interest to

professional societies or to Montreal firms,

while dropped from the curriculum will continue to be offered as non-credit courses to meet the needs of these organizations.

The numerous business organizations and

professional groups that have maintained an

interest in our courses, have indicated that they are anxious to develop or revise the

academic programs leading to their certi- ficates. The Faculty of Commerce is, therefore, planning a Special Programs department to look after their needs.


Advances were made in the Faculty of Engineering, this year, particularly with respect to the approval of a new third year curriculum as part of the development of the five-year degree pattern. The Computer Center was expanded by the addition of extra memory capacity and two disk drives.

Special Summer Programs

The Faculty of Arts inaugurated two (2) new day-time programs for the Summer of 1964,

The Geography Summer Session offered a program especially designed for teachers from schools in the Montreal Area, under the direction of Associate Professor Harry Clinch and Mr. Brian Slack, and staffed by members of the Geography Department. Guest speakers from other departments joined the students at special luncheons, and five field trips were made to include Mount Royal, Lachute, Historical Develop- ment of Montreal, Port of Montreal, and the Eastern Townships.

The Special Summer Session in Sociology took advantage of the presence in Montreal of the American Sociological Association, and invited four (4) outstanding American sociologists to participate as lecturers in the

Prof. Harry Clinch, left,

Chairman of the Geography Department, points out detail on old map

of Western Hemisphere, to Prof. Fritz, Muller, of McGill's Geography Department.

Photo by Canada Wide Photo.

Dean L. N. Greer, Faculty of Commerce.

Photo by Canada Wide Photo.

six (6) weeks program. These were: Lewis A. Coser, Ph.D., Brandeis University; Rose Laub Coser, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School and Boston University; Rev. Joseph H. Fichter, S.J., Ph.D., Loyola University of the South; Robin M. Williams Jr., Ph.D., Cornell University. Courses were offered in Sociological Theory, Medical Sociology, Religious Institutions, American Minorities, and Race Relations. Seventy-five (75) students enrolled for these courses.

Television Course

Again, this year, one course was offered via television on C.B.M.T., Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. The course offered this year was English 221 (Introduction to English Literature) with Assistant Professor Michael Brian, M.A. One hundred and twenty-nine (129) stu- dents took this course for credit, and there were three hundred and sixty-five (365) other viewers who subscribed to the lecture material.

However, after two and a half years of offering credit courses via television, it has been found that relatively few outside viewers are taking these courses for credit: the major part of those registered for these courses has been registering concurrently for courses in the university. The real service of these courses appeared to be for those who took it for general non-credit purposes. Accordingly, it was decided to offer a course, “Asia, Africa, and the West” by

Associate Professor Martin Lewis, in 1965- 66 as a non-credit course only.

French Department

A major change took place in the Faculty of Arts when the Modern Languages Depart- ment was divided into two: the French Department, and the Foreign Languages Department. Professor James Whitelaw remains as Chairman of the French Depart- ment, and will continue to supervise the Foreign Languages Department for the time being.

An important service was given by the French Department in the Summer of 1964 when it conducted an intensive ‘‘crash”’ program in French for members of the faculty and administration. A second course was conducted, for the same purpose, during the winter session of 1964-65.

Courses in the French Language

For a second year, the University experi- mented, in the evening division, with the offering of introductory courses in various disciplines, through the medium of the French language. These courses were primarily intended to make it easier for French-speaking students to make a transi- tion to university studies in their first year. The courses offered were: Physics 211 (General Physics—Introductory), Chemistry 211 (General Chemistry), Sociology 211 (Introduction to Sociology), Economics 211 (Introduction to Economics), Mathematics

213 (Algebra), Mathematics 223 (Analytical Trigonometry and Geometry).

One hundred and sixty-four (164) students were registered for these courses, although Chemistry 211 (in French) had to be can- celled for lack of sufficient registration. Although the Committee which has been responsible for setting up this program is not yet convinced, in the light of the numbers registered, that this program is as effective as was anticipated, it has been decided to continue the program for a further year.

Canadian Studies

Under the chairmanship of Associated Pro- fessor Wynne Francis, a Major in Canadian Studies was established this year, with eight (8) students approved for the initial venture. A gift of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) was received from the Alumni Association for the purchase of Canadiana for the library to extend the present collec- tion, and further money was used from the McDougall fund for the same purpose.

In addition to the major program, a special series of six (6) lectures was inaugurated for the general public. Due to lack of space, tickets for one hundred (100) people, roughly one-half of those interested, were available. Speakers at this series, ‘Aspects of Montreal’, were: Mr. Leslie Roberts, editor, writer, and radio commentator; Mr. Brian Slack, Geography Department, Sir George Williams University; Professor R. W. G. Bryant, Institut d’Urbanisme, Université de


the invitation of class teachers. Equipment, such as wall maps, sheet maps, etc., were borrowed from the Department by teachers in the local school boards, to help in the improvement of Geography teaching. A number of guides on “Historic Montreal”, prepared by the Department, were published by teachers in the Protestant School Board, and distributed to Geography teachers throughout the Montreal area.

Montréal ; l'Abbé Norbert Lacoste, Départe- ment de Sociologie, Université de Montréal ; Mr. Thomas Plunkett, Municipal Affairs Consultant; Professor J. Bland, Director, School of Architecture, McGill University.

Community Service

A number of departments were active during the year in the performance of various serv- ices to the community at large. Conspicuous among these activities were those of the Fine Arts, Geography, and Applied Social Sciences Departments.

From the Fine Arts Department, Assistant Professor Leah Sherman gave an in-service seminar series for High School Specialists, and Mr. Stanley Horner gave a series of in- service seminars for teachers in Cornwall. The Geography Department has been active in working with teachers and in assisting teachers in public and high schools in the Montreal area. Members of the department helped teachers organize field trips around the Montreal Area for their classes, and visited several public school classrooms at

The Applied Social Sciences Department continued the operation of the ‘Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies”. Its projects ranged across Canada, from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, and its clients were community-serving organiza- tions, the Federal Government, professional associations, industry, and universities. Spe- cific clients included : Vancouver Boys Clubs, McGill University, Canadian Library Asso- ciation, Toronto Community Program Branch (Ontario Camp Directors), Northern Elec- tric, Indian Affairs Branch (Department of Citizenship and Immigration), University of Alberta, Dawson Boys Club, National Coun- cil of Y.M.C.A.’s Maritime Camping Asso- ciation, and the Verdun-LaSalle Y.M.C.A. (Montreal). Most of the projects were human relations training programs, or organiza- tional consultations, but the Centre also accepted its first community development project which is with the Indian Affairs Branch, and is the first of its kind in the Province. The major project is with the Mistassini Indians south of Chibougamau, and a similar project is with the Caughna- waga Indians of Montreal.

The Art Collection

With the zealous and selfless participation of Mr. Samuel Schecter, in the past year, considerable gains were made in the acquisi- tion of works of art and the collection doubled in size. The collection now includes one hundred and fifty-nine (159) pieces.

Left to Right:

Sam Schecter, Vice-Principal D. B. Clarke,

Mr. Max Steinman and Assoc. Prof. A. Pinsky. Painting:

“Wildrose and Midnight Black” by Tom Hodgson Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Max Steinman

Photo by Kenneth Bowe.

The same year saw the publication of a catalogue of recent acquisitions and the organization of responsibility for more effi- cient control of the collection.

The Collection continues to gain in stature and prestige, and has become more widely known to the art-world and the general public. Works from the collection were borrowed for exhibition by the Junior Asso- ciates of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d’Art Contemporain, and St. Joseph's Teachers College.

Cultural Program

The Committee on Cultural Development, under the Chairmanship of Associate Pro- fessor L. E. MacLean, organized a program of outstanding concerts by singers, and instrumentalists, and two (2) appearances of the Canadian Players. These programs were primarily for the student body and faculty, but were also greatly enjoyed by the general public.

Visiting Professors and Lecturers

The university was graced this year by the presence of Helen MacGill Hughes, M.A., Ph.D., Research Consultant at the Florence Heller School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare, who was appointed Visiting Professor in Sociology and who, in addition to teaching a course on Social Change in African Multiracial Societies made active and rich contributions to seminars in Sociology.

Professor Robert Iglehart, Chairman of the Department of Fine Arts, the University of Michigan delivered a public lecture at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under our sponsorship, and led a seminar at the University.

Professor Leslie A. Fiedler of Montana and Buffalo Universities, author of “Love and Death in the American Novel’, presented a paper on “Minority and Protest Fiction”, and Professor Philip Stratford, author of ‘Faith and Fiction’ presented a paper on “Graham Greene’s Humor” under the auspices of the English Department.

New Appointments to Full Time Faculty 1964-65

Alan H. Adamson,

B.A. (Manitoba)

Ass't Professor of History. Thomas J. Adley,

B.Sc. (S.G.W.U.), Ph.D., D.I.C. (Imperial College) Asst Professor of Chemistry.

M. Mobin Ahmad,

M.A. (Punjab), M.A. (Chicago) Ass’'t Professor in Philosophy. Paris J. Arnopoulos,

B.Sc., B.A. (S.G.W.U.), M.A. (N.Y.U.) Lecturer in Political Science. Léandre H. Bergeron,

B.A., B.Ped. (Manitoba),

Doctorat of the University of Aix Ass't Professor of French.


Frederick W. Black,

B.Sc. (M.E.) (Manitoba),

M.A.Sc. (Toronto)

Ass‘t Professor of Engineering. Gabriel R. Breton,

B.A. (Manitoba), M.A. (Mtl.)

Ass'‘t Professor of Psychology. Gunther Brink,

B.Com. (S.G.W.U.), M.B.A. (Western) Associate Professor of Administration. Ninette Camins,

B.A. (Hunter)

Lecturer in Anthropology.

Frank R. Chalk,

B.S., M.S. (Wisconsin)

Ass't Professor of History.

Jean C. Chalk,

B.S., M.S. (Wisconsin)

Sessional Lecturer in Mathematics. Edwy F. Cooke,

B.A. (Toronto), M.F.A. (lowa) Associate Professor of Fine Arts. André N. Deland,

B.A. (Montreal), B.Sc.,

M.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (Yale)

Ass't Professor in Geology.

Alma N. Dobson,

B.Sc. (Manchester)

Sessional Lecturer in Mathematics. W. Anthony Dummett,

B.A., B.S.A. (U.B.C.), M.S. (Toronto) Ass't Professor of Economics. Howard R. Fink,

B.A., M.A. (McGill)

Ass't Professor in English.

Fernand Fontaine,

B.A. (Bourget), M.A. (Montreal)

Ass't Professor of Sociology.

Lewis N. Greer,

B.Com. (Sask.), M.B.A. (Chicago),

C.A. Dean of Commerce.

James C. Hayes,

B.Sc. (Alberta), M.Sc. (McGill)

Ass’'t Professor of Mathematics. Abraham Hoffer,

B.Sc., M.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Chicago) Ass't Professor of Physics.

William R. Hooper,

B.A. (Toronto)

Ass't Professor of Psychology.

Voyo Kovalski,

B.A., M.A. (McGill)

Ass't Professor of Economics.

George Lermer,

B.Sc. (M.I.T.), M.A. (McGill)

Sessional Lecturer in Economics.

Betty B. Macleod,

B.A. (McMaster), A.M. (Duke)

Ass't Professor of Economics.

Michael Marsden,

B.A., M.A. (Cambridge), M.Sc. (McGill) Sessional Lecturer in Geography. Sheila McDonough,

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (McGill)

Ass't Professor of Religion.

G. A. B. Moore,

B.A. (Western), B.D. (Emmanuel), M.A. (Syracuse) Instructional Media Officer. Stanley P. Morris,

B.Sc. (McGill) Ass’t Professor of Physics.

Eugen A. Pollitzer, B.Sc. (St. John’s), M.Sc.

(Rutgers) Ass’t Professor of Mathematics.

Abraham Ram,

B.A. (S.G.W.U.), M.A. (McGill) Lecturer in English.

Robin T. B. Rye,

B.A., M.Sc. (U.B.C.), Ph.D. (London) Ass‘t Professor of Chemistry. Gershon D. Sheps,

B.A. (Manitoba), M.A. (Cornell)

Ass'‘t Professor in English. Angelika-Tatiana Sidorow (Mrs.), Baccalaureat (Germany), M.A. (Montreal) Lecturer in Russian.

Adolph E. Smith,

B.S. (City College of N.Y.),

M.S. (Illinois), Ph.D. (Michigan State) Ass't Professor of Physics.

Manfred E. Szabo,

B.A., M.A. (Oxford)

Lecturer in Mathematics.

Mete Yalcin,

B.S.C.E. (Robert), M.S.C.E. (Kansas State) Ass'‘t Professor of Engineering. James W. Young,

B.Sc. (Econ.) (London)

Sessional Lecturer in Geography.