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The University Report of the Principal 4 
Office of the Vice-Principal 13 
The Library 22 
Office of Guidance Services 27 
Office of the Dean of Students 31 
Office of the Director of Planning, Physical Facilities 37 
Office of the Assistant to the Principal 39 
Office of the Controller 41 
Association of Alumni 43 
Office of the Registrar 44 
The Schools High School 48 
Business School 50 
School of Retailing 51 
School of Art 51 





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Report of the 
Principal 


Gentlemen: 

| 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 


25.75% 


42.09% 
30.01% 
73.25% 


47.68% 


45.11% 
39.27% 


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 


22.19% 


$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 


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community. 

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 


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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 


June, 1966 


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Office of the 
Vice-Principal 


Douglass Burns Clarke, Vice-Principal 


General 

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- 


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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. 


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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. 


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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 


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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 
Geographers in Canada. 

97 students took part in the Sociology 
program, of these 76 were students from 
this university, 21 from others. Fourteen 
students were university graduates. Again, 
final results in all courses were very 
satisfactory. 

The Sociology courses were taught by 
a group of eminent visiting professors, 
including the following: Scott A. Greer, 
Ph.D., Director of the Center for Metro- 
politan Studies at Northwestern Universi- 
ty; Bernard E. Segal, Ph.D., of the Depart- 
ment of Psychology at Dartmouth Colle- 
ge; Alfred R. Lindesmith, Ph.D., Professor 
of Sociology at Indiana University; Jan 
Szcezepanski, Ph.D., Professor of Socio- 
logy at the University of Lodz and head of 


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the Sociological Research Department of 
the Polish Academy of Sciences; and 
Kurt H. Wolff, Ph.D., Visiting Professor at 
Brandeis University. 


Television Courses 

Associate Professor Martin D. Lewis gave 
a televised version of History 261 — 
“Asia, Africa, and the West in Modern 
History” as a non-credit public service 
course over C.B.M.T., Channel 6 — 
Montreal, in co-operation with the Cana- 
dian Broadcasting Corporation. This pro- 
gram elicited many favourable comments 
from viewers ad can be regarded as 
highly successful. Nevertheless, after 
four years of offering Television Courses, 
the first three for academic credit, the 
University Council decided to drop this 
activity as too costly, both financially 
and in terms of staff time, for the results 
obtained or the services rendered. 


Other Visiting Lecturers 

The university was visited by a number 
of distinguished scholars in 1965-66. 
Among these were: 

Professor Jean-Claude Chevalier, Visiting 
Professor at the University of Toronto, 
who spoke on “Le Franglais, vice ou 
vertu?” 

Dr. T. A. Dunn, Visiting Professor of 
Renaissance Literature at the University 
of Western Ontario who gave a paper on 
“Madmen and Fools: some aspects of 


madness in Ophelia and Lear’. 
Professor Angus Fletcher of Columbia 
University who gave a paper on ‘“‘Mimesis 
and Conversion: Their Significance for 
Literary Theory.” 

Professor Herman Lebovics of Oberlin 
College who spoke on “The Sources of 
German Fascism.” 

Dr. A. E. Robinson, Chairman of the De- 
partment of Geography at the University 
of British Columbia, who spoke on 
“Coastal Settlement in British Columbia,” 
and ‘‘The Teaching of Geography in Bri- 
tish Columbia.” 

Professor Joan Robinson of Cambridge 
University who lectured on “The New 
Economic Policy in the Socialist Coun- 
tries” and “The New Growth Theories”. 
Professor Jan Tinbergen of the University 
of Rotterdam who also lectured on Eco- 
nomics. The Economics Department had, 
as guests, a number of other distinguish- 
ed Canadian economists, including Pro- 
fessor H. E. English. 

Professor Carl Weiner of Carleton Uni- 
versity spoke on “The Reformation in 
France: The Diffusion of Ideology.” 


New Appointments to Full-Time 
Faculty 1965-66 


John R. Addison, 

B.Sc. (Hons.), B.Eng., M.Sc. (McGill) 
Assistant Professor of Physics. 
Perry D. Anderson, 

B.A., M.Sc. (Western) 

Lecturer in Biology. 

Andrew Berczi, 

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

M. Alberta Boswall, 

B.Sc. (Dalhousie) 

Sessional Lecturer in Mathematics. 
June S. Chaikelson, 

B.A., M.Sc. (Applied) (McGill) 
Lecturer in Psychology. 

Anthony Chrysovergis, 

B.Sc. (S.G.W.U.) 

Sessional Lecturer in Mathematics. 
Michel Despland, 

Baccalauréat és lettres (Gymnase 
classique de Lausanne), Licence en 
théologie (Lausanne), Th.M. (Harvard) 
Sessional Lecturer in Religion. 
Graciela Duce, 

B.A. (Tulane), M.A. (Columbia) 
Sessional Lecturer in Sociology. 
Morné P. duPlessis, 

B.Sc. (Potchefstroom), B.Sc., M.Sc. (Natal) 
Ph.D. (Alberta) 

Assistant Professor of Engineering. 
Tryambkeshwar D. Dwivedi, 

B.Sc. (Benaras Hindu), 


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M.Sc. (Gorakh Par), M.Sc. (Ottawa) 
Sessional Lecturer in Mathematics. 
Michel Euvrard, 

Licence és lettres, Diplbme d’Etudes 
supérieures, Agrégation d’Anglais (Paris) 
Associate Professor of French. 
Barry Frank, 

B.Sc., M.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (U.B.C.) 
Lecturer in Physics. 

William L. Gardiner, 

B.A. (S.G.W.U.), Ph.D. (Cornell) 
Assistant Professor of Psychology. 
Fitzgerald A. Gerard, 

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

Professor of Engineering. 

James E. Hatch, 

B.Com. (Saskatchewan), 

M.B.A. (McMaster) 

Lecturer in Commerce. 

Klaus J. Herrmann, 

A.B., M.A., Ph.D. (Minnesota) 
Associate Professor of Political Science. 
Nicolas Herscovics, 

B.Sc. (McGill) 

Sessional Lecturer in Mathematics. 
Stanton de Voren Hoffman, 

A.B. (Temple), M.A., Ph.D. (Pennsylvania 
State) 

Assistant Professor of English. 

Hem C. Jain, 

B.Com., LL.B. (Delhi), M.Sc. (Illinois) 
Assistant Professor of Commerce. 
Norman F. Jennings, 

B.S.M.E., B.S.E.E. (Ohio Northern) 
M.S. (M.E.) (Ohio State) 


Associate Professor of Mechanical 
Engineering. 

Roy K. Kiyooka, 

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts. 
Thomas Kubicek, 

B.A., B.Com. (S.G.W.U.), 

M.A., Ph.D. (Montreal), R.1.A. 
Associate Professor of Commerce. 
Leslie Laszlo, 

B.A. (Illinois), 

M.A. & Cert. of the 

East-Central European Inst. (Columbia) 
Assistant Professor of Political Science. 
Irving Layton, 

B.Sc. (Macdonald), M.A. (McGill) 
Poet in Residence. 

George Lermer, 

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

Assistant Professor of Economics. 
James F. Lindsay, 

B.Sc. (Hons.) (Glasgow) 

Assistant Professor of Electrical 
Engineering. 

G. S. Lingappaiah, 

B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. (Mysore) 
Assistant Professor of Mathematics. 
Ruth L. Lowther, 

B.Sc., M.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (Toronto) 
Assistant Professor of Biology. 
Tannis Y. Maag, 

B.A. (Manitoba), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto) 
Assistant Professor of Psychology. 
Joseph A. Macaluso, 

B.A., M.A. (New York) 

Assistant Professor of Spanish. 


Bruce Mallen, 

B.Com. (S.G.W.U.), 

M.S. (Columbia), M.B.A. (Michigan), 
Ph.D. (New York) 

Associate Professor of Commerce. 
Michael Marsden, 

B.A. (Hons.), M.A. (Cambridge), 
M.Sc. (McGill) 

Assistant Professor of Geography. 
Richard D. McDonald, 

B.A., M.S.W. (Toronto) 

Associate Professor of Applied Social 
Science. 

David B. McKeen, 

B.A., M.A. (New Brunswick), 

Ph.D. (Birmingham) 

Assistant Professor of English. 
Parambath K. Menon, 

M.A, (Madras) 

Sessional Lecturer in Biology. 
Francis J. Miller, 

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts. 
Cameron Nish, 

B.A. (S.G.W.U.), M.A. (Montreal) 
Assistant Professor of History. 
Shreekant A. Palekar, 

B.Com., M.Com., LL.B. (Bombay), 
M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard) 

Assistant Professor of Economics. 
Gwendoline Pilkington, 

B.A. (S.G.W.U.) 

Sessional Lecturer in English. 
Peter E. Pitsiladis, 

B.Com. (S.G.W.U.), M.B.A. (Western) 
Assistant Professor of Commerce. 


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Solomon J. Rawin, 

B.A. (American, Beirut), 

M.A. (McGill), Ph.D. (London) 
Assistant Professor of Sociology. 
Balbir S. Sahni, 

B.A. (Hons.), M.A. (Delhi), M.B.A. 
(New York), Ph.D. (New School for 
Social Research) 

Assistant Professor of Economics. 
Constance A. Smith, 

B.A. (Hunter), M.A. (Columbia), 
B.Litt. (Oxford) 

Assistant Professor of Sociology. 
Norma Springford, 

B.A. (New Brunswick) 

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts. 
Fern I. Sutton, 

B.A. (Gonzaga), M.Sc. (Portland), 
Ph.D. (Ottawa) 

Assistant Professor of Psychology. 
Roderick E. Townshend, 

B.Sc., M.Sc. (Western), Ph.D. (Ottawa) 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry. 
Philip J. Traci, 

B.A. (Western Reserve), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke) 
Assistant Professor of English. 
Roland O. Wills, 

B.Sc. (Dalhousie), M.B.A. (Windsor) 
Lecturer in Commerce. 

George D. Xistris, 

B.Eng. (McGill) 

Sessional Lecturer in Engineering. 
James W. Young, 

B.Sc. (Econ.) (London) 

Lecturer in Geography. 


Judith E. Zimmerman, 

B.A. (Swarthmore), M.A. & Russian 
Inst. Cert. (Columbia) 

Lecturer in History. 


New Courses Authorized 1965-66 
Faculty of Arts 
English 447 American Literature 
Advanced (Half-course). 
Honours Essay 
(Half-course). 

The History of 
Renaissance Art 
(Changed from a half- 
course to a full course). 
Film Aesthetics. 
Advanced Drawing. 

The History of 

Medieval Art 

(Changed from a half- 
course to a full course). 
History of Baroque 

and Rococco Art. 

History of Canadian 

and American Art 
(Changed from a half- 
course, Fine Arts 244, 

to a full course). 

Art in Education. 
Advanced Graphics. 
Graphics (Special Study). 
Drawing for 
Communications 

Media. 


English 471 


Fine Arts 242 


Fine Arts 258 
Fine Arts 410 
Fine Arts 441 


Fine Arts 443 


Fine Arts 444 


Fine Arts 450 
Fine Arts 481 
Fine Arts 482 
Fine Arts 491 


Fine Arts 492 


Fine Arts 493 


Fine Arts 494 
Classics 211 


French 431 


French 432 


French 461 
German 451 
Spanish 423 


Applied Social 
Science 452 


Economics 482 


Economics 484 


Economics 485 
Geography 443 


Geography 456 


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Seminar in the History 
and Philosophy 

of Design. 

Special Studies 

in Design. 

Graphic Design. 
History of Greece 

and Rome. 

The Contemporary 
French-Canadian Novel 
(Half-course). 
Contemporary French- 
Canadian Poetry 
(Half-course). 

The French Cinema. 
Reading Course in the 
Modern German Novel. 
Twentieth Century 
Spanish Literature. 
Introduction to 
Counselling in 
Community Service 
Organizations 
(Half-course). 
Introduction to 
Econometrics. 
Mathematical Models 
in Economics 
(Half-course). 

General Equilibrium 
Analysis (Half-course). 
Geography of the 
U.S.S.R. 

Advanced Economic 
Geography 


Geography 457 
Geography 466 
Geography 472 


Geography 491 
History 455 


History 456 


Political Science 
415 

Political Science 
491 

Psychology 221 


Psychology 223 


Psychology 241 


Psychology 413 


Psychology 452 
Psychology 472 


Sociology 423 


Resource Utilization 
and Conversation. 
Advanced Cartography. 
Advanced 
Geomorphology 
(Half-course). 

Honours Essay. 
Foreign Relations 

of the United States 
(Changed from a half- 
course to a full course) 
History of the 

United States Since 1900 
(Changed from a half- 
course to a full course) 
Asian Political Systems 


Honours Seminar 


Industrial Psychology 
(Changed from a half- 
course to a full course) 
Educational Psychology 
(Changed from a half- 
course to a full course) 
Statistical Methods 

for Psychology 

and Education 
Contemporary Theories 
and Systems 

Abnormal Psychology 
Advanced Experimental 
Problems 

Classics in Sociological 
Thought 


Faculty of Science 


Biology 461 


Biology 222 


Mathematics 442 
Mathematics 444 


Mathematics 446 
Mathematics 448 


Physics 481 


Vertebrate Embryology 
(Changed from a half- 
course to a full course) 
The Animal Kingdom 
(A new half-course 


_ which is a combination 


of Biology 221 and 222) 
Experimental and 
Survey Statistics 
Methods of Operations 
Research 

Industrial Statistics 
Probability and 
Stochastic Processes 
Biophysics 
(Half-course) 


Faculty of Commerce 

Special Certificate Programs: 

1) A.M.S. — The Administrative 
Management Society(Montreal Chapter) Inc. 
2) The Montreal Personnel Association. 

3) The Marketing Association of Canada. 
4) C.A.P.A. — The Canadian 

Association of Purchasing Agents 
(Montreal Division). 


Faculty of Engineering 


Physics 293 


Engineering 212 
Engineering 451 
Engineering 491 


Electricity and 
Magnetism 
Engineering Graphics 
Fluid Mechanics II 
Mathematical Methods 
in Engineering 


Engineering 492 


Civil 

Engineering 421 
Engineering 431 
Engineering 441 


Engineering 451 
Engineering 452 
Engineering 461 


Engineering 471 
Engineering 472 
Engineering 473 
Electrical 

Engineering 411 
Engineering 421 
Engineering 422 
Engineering 431 
Engineering 432 
Engineering 441 
Engineering 442 


Engineering 451 
Engineering 461 


Mechanical 
Engineering 411 


Engineering 431 
Engineering 441 
Engineering 442 
Engineering 452 
Engineering 461 


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Selected Topics in 
Advanced Mathematics 
Materials of 
Construction Laboratory 
Geology 

Mechanics of 
Materials II 

Theory of Structures 
Structural Design | 
Hydraulics and 
Hydrology 

Surveying | 

Surveying II 
Photogrammetry 


Electrical Engineering 
Electronics | 
Electronics II 
Electromechanics | 
Electromechanics II 
Network Analysis 
Electrical Measurements 
Laboratory 
Electromagnetic Field 
Theory 

Electrical Engineering 
Design 


Measurements 
Laboratory 
Thermodynamics II 
Heat Transfer | 

Heat Transfer II 

Gas Dynamics | 
Dynamics of Machines 


Courses Discontinued 


Faculty of Arts 
French 212 


Journalism 211 
Economics 483 


Political 
Science 412 


Introduction to 

College French 

News Writing and 
Reporting (Half-course) 
Mathematical Economics 
Governments of France 
and Germany 

(To be replaced by two 
half-courses) 


Faculty of Engineering 


Civil 

Engineering 271 
Civil 

Engineering 273 
Engineering 211 
Engineering 213 
Physics 292 
Engineering 5323 


Engineering 5342 


Surveying 


Surveying Summer 
School 

Engineering Graphics 
Descriptive Geometry 
Heat 

Geology (Replaced 

by half-course) 
Mechanics of Machines 
(Replaced by 
half-course) 


These courses replaced by 
Civil Engineering 472. 


Engineering 5371 
Surveying 
Engineering 5372 


Surveying Problems 


The Library 


Keith Crouch, University Librarian 


This year has seen substantial growth 
in the collection, considerable increase 
in staff, but no increase in the space 
available for library operations and ser- 
vices. We have, in a sense, had a year 
to shake down after the alterations of 
the previous year and before the major 
alterations of the summer to come. The 
university librarian and the reference 
department have shared the office area 
on the seventh floor, public services have 
fully occupied the sixth floor, and techni- 
cal services have occupied a small corner 
of the fifth floor. | am pleased to report 
that a great deal has been accomplished 
during the past year. 


Planning and Preparation 

of New Library Quarters 

During the year work progressed on the 
library areas of the Henry F. Hall Building. 
The layout of the Science and Engineer- 
ing Library was settled and information 
and prices on shelving and furnishing 
secured. The Reserve Library area was 
laid out and furnishing requirements 
established. A question was raised by 
students that serious inconvenience 
would result if the reserve collection 
were split off from the main collection 
remaining in the Norris Building. The 
library staff have investigated the question 
again in the light of our current situation 
(the original decision was made in 1962), 
and the matter has been discussed by 


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the University Library Committee. The 
decision has been taken to leave the 
reserve collection integrated with the 
main collection in the Norris Building, 
and to operate the erstwhile Reserve 
Library as a Reading and Study Room 
for students in the Hall Building. This 
will allow us time to test what relief the 
new Reading and Study Room will pro- 
vide for the crowded main library. 

At the same time alterations to the 
Norris Building were being planned. 
These will provide for expansion of the 
bookstack area, the establishment of a 
separate room for documents and micro- 
materials, and substantial enlargement of 
the technical services division. 

Finally, work and consultation continued 
with our library building consultants in 
the preparation of a written program of 
requirements for a new main library 
building. The Library Planning Committee 
have spent many hours of meeting going 
over the semi-final draft of the program. 
We expect that the final edition will be 
prepared by the fall. 


Inter-Library Cooperation and the 
Coordination of Library Development 
During the year arrangements were com- 
pleted for reciprocal faculty use of library 
facilities between McGill and Sir George 
Williams. This extended informal arran- 
gements which had existed previously. 
Such informal arrangements already 


exist with Loyola College Library and 
the library of I’Ecole des Hautes Etudes 
Commerciales, and |’Université de Mont- 
réal, and includes limited use by students 
and faculty where the librarian indicates 
that the material needed by the student 
is not in his collection. Unhappily sheer 
lack of adequate seating space for stu- 
dents at the three largest institutions 
makes it impossible at this time to offer 
reciprocal use of libraries by all students. 
This is a goal for the future. 

The library is participating in the support 
of the Centre de Recherche en Histoire 
Economique du Canada Frangais, jointly 
sponsored by the university and l’Ecole 
des Hautes Etudes Commerciales. As 
its part in this joint venture the library 
is acquiring, in addition to the Confede- 
ration Newspapers, as complete runs as 
possible of Quebec newspapers on mi- 
crofilm. These will complement the docu- 
mentary and book resources of the 
library of the E.H.E.C. on the economic 
history of this region, and be available 
for research use. 

Sir George Williams Library played host 
to a meeting of the chief librarians of 
the main academic libraries in the Mont- 
real region, held in December of 1965. 
A number of common problems were 
isolated, a few were discussed, and a 
useful interchange of information took 
place. These meetings will be continued 
and extended to include all university 


librarians in the province. There is great 
possibility for constructive work in co- 
operative and coordinated library deve- 
lopment which can flow from such meet- 
ings. At about the same time the Com- 
mittee of Principals and Rectors of Que- 
bec Universities established an_ inter- 
university committee on documentation. 
This committee has recently met to 
explore means of coordinating the deve- 
lopment of documentation projects re- 
lated to research programs, the aim 
being to avoid unnecessary duplication 
and to make the information so gene- 
rated, as widely available as possible. 


Enrolment and Growth of the Collection 
Despite increased enrolment we have 
experienced both relative and numerical 
growth in the collection for the second 
year in succession. The program of ex- 
pansion proposed in 1963 is on schedule, 
with 13,251 new titles in 24,112 volumes 
having been added to the collection this 
year. This rate of acquisition (33%) is 
almost double that of the previous year 
and indicates what can be done given 
space, staff, and book funds. 

Table | gives a statistical summary of 
progress this year. While these figures 
indicate quantitative progress to our 
goal of an effective collection, knowing 
the cooperative work which has gone on 
between librarians and faculty during the 
year | can vouch for the fact that quali- 


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tative improvement has occurred as 
well. This has not been without some 
difficulties, stemming largely from the 
rapid increase in magnitude of the book 
budget. Nevertheless, we must not lose 
sight of the fact that increase in the 
number of volumes per student may be 
a somewhat unreal gauge of progress 
because the intake of new freshmen has 
been artificially limited for the last several 
years for lack of space. 

Subject allotments have been substantial- 
ly increased in fields where graduate 
work is being given. The resulting work 
of selection has proven to be a heavy 
burden on faculty. A Retrospective Fund 
of some $35,000 was set up in order 
that a planned attack could be made on 
purchasing back runs of journals. Faculty 
departments submitted recommendations 
indicating the order of priority, and with 
this information the Library Selection 
Committee selected the runs for pur- 
chase, taking into consideration such 
questions as_ availability, price, and 
format. The University Library Committee 
received periodic reports on the sets 
selected by the Selection Committee and 
purchased from the Retrospective Fund. 
The book expenditures rose 49% from 
$146,551 in 1964-65 to $218,329 this 
year, and plans for 1966-67 indicate an- 
other increase of about $130,000. Select- 
ing and ordering books in this volume 
creates a high and costly volume of bi- 


bliographic checking before orders can 
be placed. Already a member of the 
library staff, Miss Lois Cété has been 
appointed a coordinator of library auto- 
mation projects, and is studying with 
library staff and the Director of the Com- 
puter Centre areas of the library’s opera- 
tion which would benefit by conversion 
to computer techniques. The Acquisitions 
Department is being examined as one 
of the earlier areas for conversion. But 
this alone cannot solve the major pro- 
blems. The University Library Committee 
and the library staff must explore several 
possibilities for rationalizing the selection 
and order process, including blanket 
order arrangements, and greater partici- 
pation by librarians in selection in order 
to speed the acquisition of needed mate- 
rial and relieve pressure on faculty. This 
in turn requires a more formally stated 
selection policy covering the various 
fields of instruction and research at the 
university. The study, to be carried out 
by the Deans, of the projected areas 
of development within their faculties 
will contribute a great deal to the esta- 
blishment of such a policy. Continued 
development of close consultation bet- 
ween faculty and library staff will be 
required. 

The Reference librarians have continued 
to work on an enlarging program of col- 
lection checking with the Curriculum 
Committee of the Faculty of Arts and 


Table 1 
Comparison of Enrolment and the Collection 1964-65 and 1965-66 


Enrolment 1964-65 1965-66 Change 


Full-time students (day) 3,401 3,835 +12.8% 
Part-time students (evening) 8,439 8,708 + 3.2% 
Converted to equivalent full-time students (1) 3,376 3,483 + 3.2% 
Total equivalent full-time 6,777 7,318 + 7.7% 
Collection as of May 31 1965 1966 Change 
Library collection (volumes) 81,054 107,814 33% 
Volumes per full-time student 23.8 27.9 4.1 volumes 
Volumes per equivalent full-time student 12.0 14.7 2.7 volumes 


Recommended standard 


Canadian Association of College (1) A part-time student at Sir George 
and University Libraries: Williams University took on average, 
75 volumes per student. during these two years, 

American Library Association: 40% of a full-time course load. 


50 volumes per student. 


Table 2 

Statistics of the Collection June 1965 to May 1966 (included in book count) 
Records Books Microforms 

Collection Titles Volumes Titles VolumesReels & Cards 

June 1, 1965 50,688 81,054 855 570 

Added 13,364 26,760 _— 57 4,632 16,407 

Percentage change 26% 33% _ — _ — 





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with the Board of Graduate Studies. 
Working in close cooperation with faculty 
they have checked our holdings in fields 
where new courses are being proposed, 
to provide reliable factual reports on the 
adequacy of the collection available to 
support such courses. 


Staff Activities 

Several staff members have been pur- 
suing more advanced studies in library 
science. A number of staff members 
have been active in professional asso- 
ciations and their projects. Mrs. Thomson 
has participated in the preparation of 
a report, ‘Some Aspects of Inter-Library 
Cooperation in the Province of Quebec” 
published by the Quebec Library Associa- 
tion. Mr. McCahill has been elected vice- 
chairman of the Technical Services Divi- 
sion of the Canadian Library Association. 
Miss Cunningham has been the English 
secretary on the Council of the Quebec 
Library Association, while the University 
Librarian has been chairman of the Uni- 
versity and College Libraries Section. 
At the annual meeting in May the Uni- 
versity Librarian was elected president 
of the Quebec Library Association and 
Miss Cunningham was re-confirmed in the 
office of English secretary. 


Gifts and Donations 


We continue to receive gifts of money 
with which to buy books, and gifts of 


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books themselves from a wide range of 
individuals, organizations, and_ institu- 
tions. We greatly appreciate the confi- 
dence and interest of our donors. One 
outstanding gift has been the collection 
of the Engineering Institute of Canada 
which has been given to the libraries of 
the Ecole Polytechnique of |’Université 
de Montréal and Sir George Williams 
University. Much sorting remains to be 
done before the books can be integrated 
with our collection, but it will provide 
added depth and breadth of coverage 
for the work of our students and faculty, 
as well as for members of the Institute 
who will be able to use it. Through the 
good offices of a former library staff 
member, Mrs. M. Allen, we have received 
some substantial gifts of books from the 
Engineering Societies Library in New 
York. One other noteworthy donation 
was a collection of German works on 
political science and public affairs ar- 
ranged on the initiative of Professor 
Herrmann, and with the cooperation of 
Dr. G. Stahlberg, Consul General of the 
Federal Republic of Germany. 


Public Services 

The year has seen a consistent increase 
in the use of the library’s collection and 
services. Overall circulation of library 
materials increased 22% to 147,097. 
The main reading room was _ heavily 
crowded from mid-October to the end 


of the spring term, a condition which 
will be relieved with the completion of 
library and reading areas in the Hall 
Building. Some 270 stack permits were 
issued to senior undergraduates and 
graduate students. The steady progress 
of reclassification and acquisition of new 
books required frequent shifting of books 
in a stack area which has reached its 
limits. The Circulation Department staff 
reviewed and modified a number of their 
procedures in an effort to keep up with 
the demands for service. 

Over 2,000 volumes were added to the 
reference collection during the year 
bringing its total to some 7,000 volumes. 
Requests for reference assistance in- 
creased by 72% to a total of 6,071, while 
requests for catalogue assistance de- 
clined by 18% to 1,503. The latter phe- 
nomenon was most noticeable after the 
student orientation program which was 
cooperatively planned by the reference 
staff and English composition instructors. 
Some 63 classes totalling 1,800 students 
were given instruction in library use 
between October and January. Because 
of the large numbers of students involved, 
the reference staff are currently planning 
next year’s program making wider use of 
teaching aids and suited to larger groups 
of 200-300 students at a time. 

The accomplishments of Mrs. Howard 
and the staff of the Public Services Divi- 
sion have been outstanding. 


Technical Services 

This was the first year during which no 
major changes in location of: the division 
took place. The planning and reorganiza- 
tion which had gone on during the pre- 
vious year began to bear fruit in the 
form of a substantial increase in output 
by the various departments. The chance 
to settle down and tackle problems, and 
the addition of professional and support- 
ing clerical staff made this progress pos- 
sible. 

The Acquisitions Department succeeded 
in spending some $218,300 on books, 
journals, and retrospective purchases, 
49% above the previous year’s expendi- 
tures. The total number of books received 
through gift and purchase rose to 21,010, 
an increase of 58%. Included in this 
activity was extensive checking, corres- 
pondence, and ordering to acquire 198 
runs of back journals and old sets of 
books to a value of some $49,000 through 
the Retrospective Fund, and from unex- 
pended year end balances. This repre- 
sents a substantial addition to the re- 
search potential of our collection for 
senior undergraduates, graduate students 
and faculty. 

The reclassification unit under the direc- 
tion of Mr. Katz was brought up to 
strength, and completed the scheduled 
task of reclassifying the books and jour- 
nals of the Science and Engineering col- 
lection on schedule, in the process of 


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which out-dated material was weeded 
out. Miss Cunningham carried through 
a re-allocation of assignments in the Ca- 
taloguing Department and fitted the new 
cataloguers into the system. The regular 
list of ‘‘Additions” to the library conti- 
nued to be issued and various editorial 
changes were made to improve its use- 
fulness to faculty. 

Table Il summarizes the growth of the 
collection over the past year. Related to 
this growth and indicative of staff achie- 
vement is the fact that cataloguing staff 
rose by 50%, while the number of titles 
catalogued and reclassified rose 99%, 
and the number of volumes handled in- 
creased 94%. 

Mr. McCahill and his staff are to be con- 
gratulated on their achievements during 
the year. 


Retirement 

It is with deep regret that we bid au 
revoir to Miss Fair who retired at the 
conclusion of this year. She has served 
the university library for some nineteen 
years, many of them during the lean 
years when funds to support the library 
were scarce. She faced many frustrations 
but carried on with a cheerful determina- 
tion to serve students and staff, to the 
limit of the resources at her disposal. 
Miss Fair will be warmly remembered by 
all who have been associated with her. 
We wish her a fond farewell, with the 


hope that she will return to visit from 
time to time. 


Summary 

We have been fortunate in attracting to 
the library an excellent group of people 
at both‘professional and non-professional 
levels who have worked with rare deter- 
mination, goodwill, and efficiency through- 
out the year. The interest and support 
of the library shown by the faculty at 
large, the University Library Committee, 
the administration, and the Board of 
Governors has been heartening. The 
cooperation and support of all these in- 
dividuals has made the most hectic year 
to date the most productive. 


Office of Guidance 
Services 


John Alexander Sproule, Director 


The year under review has been filled 
with the normal professional activities 
associated with guidance services. In 
addition, there has been considerable 
thought and planning connected with the 
anticipated move to fine, expanded faci- 
lities in the Hall Building. Much consider- 
ation was also given to clarification and 
redefinition of the internal structure of 
the office and to relationships with other 
segments of the University and other 
communities. The present direction of 
growth indicates the following major divi- 
sions of services within the office: 

(1) the Counselling Service 

(2) the Testing Center 

(3) the Reading Training Service 

(4) the Placement Service 


The Counselling Service 

The Counselling Service is presently seen 
as the core and principal focus of the 
total operation of the Office of Guidance 
Services. At this time of growing student 
populations, the possibility of personal 
isolation and anonymity increases to the 
point where a student may not know well 
even one faculty member. It is possible 
that a student, shy, reticent, beset with 
problems normal or abnormal to his age 
and development, unable or unwilling to 
actively seek help in solving these pro- 
blems, may fail, drop out or suffer phy- 
sical or mental breakdown or, at the 
least, achieve at a level far below his 


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capacity — unless he has professional 
counselling. 

It is the responsibility of the Counselling 
Service to identify, actively seek out, and 
provide educational, vocational and per- 
sonal counselling for such students in 
all divisions of the University and Schools. 
Over the review year, appointment sche- 
dules reflected the needs students have 
for such assistance. There was also a 
significant increase in number of consul- 
tations with faculty on individual students 
who were subsequently either assisted 
directly by the particular faculty mem- 
ber or referred to this office for counsel- 
ling. Dr. Guy da Silva, Mental Hygiene 
Consultant, was again fully committed 
with both individual consultations and 
the regular weekly group therapy. 


The Testing Center 

The past year saw the Testing Center 
in its second year of operation. The 
Center administers tests, evaluates appli- 
cants on the basis of test results and 
other data and sends recommendations 
to the Registrar. At a time when more 
qualified applicants apply than can be 
admitted, the goal of the Testing Center 
is to ensure that through the use of 
valid, objective psychological measuring 
techniques, the best qualified applicants 
are, in fact, recommended. 

During the review period, tests were 
administered on an out-of-center basis 


by a corps of associates in such widely 
separated parts of the world as the West 
Indies, Hong Kong, England and conti- 
nental Europe, Africa and across Canada 
and the United States. Requests that the 
Testing Center now extend its services 
have been received from the Director of 
the Business School and the Director of 
the School of Retailing. Plans have been 
developed to do so for September 1966 
classes. 

Test scoring assignments were com- 
pleted on a fee basis for several schools 
and school boards, as well as for faculty 
objective examinations and private indi- 
viduals. It should be noted that the 
Testing Center is now reaching the point 
where it is a continuous, year-long oper- 
ation and in the near future, full-time 
staff will have to be assigned specifically 
to handle this service. 


The Reading Training Service 

For many years, this Office has offered 
to students and to the general public a 
programme of scheduled Effective Read- 
ing Courses. The schedule of courses 
depended upon the availability of instruc- 
tors employed on a part-time basis. This 
past year because of the unavailability 
of instructors, only two courses could 
be scheduled. Because of this limiting 
condition, and to service the increasing 
student need and demand, a well de- 
signed Reading Laboratory has been 


Documents being placed in the Careers Library 
in the new Henry F. Hall building 





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constructed in the Hall Building. The 
appointment has been approved of a 
professional Reading and Study Skills 
Counsellor to head up the Laboratory 
and to provide to students continuously 
throughout the year, both individual and 
group programmes for building reading 
skills. This staff member will be initially 
responsible for conducting reading train- 
ing and for developing the format of 
study skills seminars which will be avail- 
able to all students but particularly 
freshmen students. Ultimately the Read- 
ing and Study Skills Counsellor will assu- 
me responsibility for planning extended 
services in this area and for recruiting 
staff to work on these services. 


The Placement Service 

The Placement Service, staffed by officers 
of the National Employment Service and 
related to the University through this 
Office, reports 5,186 interviews with stu- 
dents, 1,100 graduating student inter- 
views with employers recruiting on cam- 
pus and 940 confirmed placements. This 
year 122 companies scheduled 196 
recruiting visits, 40 companies more and 
98 visits more than last year. There are 
already indications that this service will 
be requested to schedule an additional 
30 companies next year. While planning 
of most facilities for the Office of Gui- 
dance Services in the Hall Building was 
realistic and adequate, it is highly pro- 


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bable that the Placement Service will en- 
counter space shortage and that other faci- 
lities will be required within two years. 


Personnel Appointments and Changes 
With greatly expanded facilities in the 
Hall Building, approval was received 
from the Principal to appoint the already 
noted Reading and Study Skills Counsel- 
lor as well as two additional full-time 
staff counsellors. The resignation of Miss 
Pat Dunton who left to pursue further 
studies in Switzerland was_ regretfully 
accepted. The death of Mr. W. Campbell 
who for many years held the position of 
Supervisor of the Student Placement 
Office occurred. Mrs. L. Fraikin was ap- 
pointed Supervisor but resigned in May 
1966 to attend postgraduate studies in 
sociology at the University of Montreal. 
Her resignation led to the appointment 
of Mr. F. Card as Supervisor of the Pla- 
cement Service. Mr. Card is a graduate 
of St. Lawrence College and previously 
held the position of Supervisor of Place- 
ment at the Eastern Ontario Institute of 
Technology in Ottawa. In addition, Mr. 
D. Biggars, a graduate of Sir George 
Williams University, has been appointed 
Placement Officer. One officer vacancy 
still exists in the Placement Service. 
Staff expansion has been planned for 
the Evening counselling group working 
under Mr. Denton’s direction. The in- 
creasing need for counselling for evening 


students necessitates scheduling four 
evening counsellors — members of the 
Part-time staff — to be available each 
night to service students of the University 
and Schools. Appropriate additions have 
also been planned for the clerical staff. 


Special Note Should Be Made 

of the Following: 

(1) Over the past year in particular, there 
has been evidence of greatly increased 
interest in many Canadian universities 
and colleges in establishing guidance 
and counselling services for their own 
students. Because of the long tradition 
and considerable experience of this offi- 
ce, there have been some eleven inquiries 
this year for full descriptions of our 
programmes and practices. Personal con- 
sultation occurred in several instances. 
In two cases, student leader delegations 
visited the University for first hand review 
of the Office of Guidance Services. 

(2) Anticipating the move to new quarters 
in the Hall Building, considerable time was 
spent over the past year by the staff of 
this office in planning installations, furnish- 
ings and new administrative procedures. 
In addition, however, a great deal of time 
and effort was spent by others outside 
the staff who, through genuine interest, 
offered ideas and advice. Special note 
should be made of the contribution of 


Mr. J. Dupuis and members of his staff 
for planning and building facilities in the 
Reading Laboratory as well as other 
areas and of Mr. K. Crouch who is largely 
responsible for planning the Careers 
Library and who has offered further assis- 
tance through his Library staff in cata- 
loguing materials and books and design- 
ing displays. It is anticipated that with 
further growth of the collection of mate- 
rials in the Careers Library, some conti- 
nuous_ part-time professional library 
assistance will be required. 

(3) On May 18, 1966, the Office of Gui- 
dance Services moved into the Hall Build- 
ing. The trials and tribulations of the 
move were amply rewarded by settling 
into the new facilities which must cer- 
tainly be the most adequate in any 
Canadian university. A note of apprecia- 
tion must be expressed to all who worked 
on the conception and execution of the 
design of the new quarters — the archi- 
tects and contractors, the University 
Committee on Development, the Commit- 
tee on Interior Design, the Director of 
Planning and all others whose ideas and 
work contributed towards these fine offi- 
ces. The facilities have been designed 
and built to aid in the growth and deve- 
lopment of the students of the University 
and Schools, through the philosophy and 
Practices of guidance and counselling, 
and they will be used in that spirit and to 
achieve that goal. 


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Guidance Services 
Summary of Statistics June 1, 1965 - May 31, 1966 
with comparison figures provided for 1955-56 


Formal Testing Programs (Group Testing) 


Day University Testing Programs 
Day Business School Testing Programs 
School of Retailing Testing Programs 


Total 


Individual Testing Appointments 
University Students (Day and Evening) 
Evening High School Students 
Business School Students 

School of Retailing Students 

Mature Matriculation Applicants 


University Transfers (Testing and Interviews Combined) 


Total 


1955-56 1965-66 
Number of Students 
290 4,561 

176 260 

21 45 

487 4,866 





Number of Appointments 


245 
89 
12 
39 

328 

107 








Counselling (Individual Appointments) 

University Students (Day and Evening) 

Evening High School Students 

Business School Students 

Psychiatric Consultations — Individual — All Units 


820 


601 
520 
26 

17 
1,100 
200 


2,464 


Number of Appointments 


593 
118 
19 
76 


(In addition, 36 one hour group therapy sessions were held with average 
attendence of four individuals equivalent to 144 hours of individual therapy) 


School of Retailing Students 
Total 





Other Programs 


Counselling & Testing Non-students 
Effective Reading Training Students 


Total 


6 








812 


4,219 
511 
61 
152 


19 
4,962 


Number of Individuals 


59 
100 


159 


79 
44 


123 


Office of the 
Dean of Students 


Magnus Flynn, Dean of Students 


The year 1965-66 was faced with some 
apprehension due to the lack of space 
for student activities, the increased de- 
mands of a growing student body, the 
apparent national pressures of student 
governments and the obvious need to 
initiate investigations essential for con- 
tinued growth. It was only in a climate 
of cooperative consultation and mutual 
understanding that the needs could be 
met and the goals realized. We are 
indeed grateful to the students, faculty 
and staff for the contributions they have 
made during the past year. 


Co-Curricular Programmes 

Each year the student programme covers 
a wide range of interests and involves 
considerable numbers of students through 
the many clubs, groups and major events 
which take place during the year. Last 
year 1,217 student programme meetings 
and activities took place. 

Co-curricular programme is considered 
a vital part of the “learning” to which 
students are exposed at our University. 
In order that students have opportunities 
for meaningful experience, one major 
way is to work closely with them in the 
achievement of the goals of higher educ- 
ation. As a result of consultations bet- 
ween our office and student officers, 
plans were initiated whereby students 
accepted the responsibility to evaluate 
their activities, and to realize the benefits 


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of establishing priorities. 

Following this kind of collaboration, our 
staff acted as resource persons to the 
students in programme orientation, lead- 
ership development, consultation in plan- 
ning major events, and in many individual 
ways, on request from the student. 
Today’s students are often better pre- 
pared and more sophisticated than uni- 
versity faculty members and staff anti- 
cipate. Hence it becomes imperative that 
we have the “facts” which will enable 
us to understand the mood of students 
— that we may live and work together in 
the pursuit of an education, which prepares 
the student to be an educated citizen. 


University Council on Student Life 

The University Council on Student Life, 
under the Chairmanship of Associate 
Professor F. W. Bedford, once again 
served to bring students, faculty, Board 
of Governors and staff representatives 
together around mutual concerns. 
During the year the Council recommend- 
ed the approval of the Students’ Associa- 
tion Constitution, established a committee 
to recommend a student discipline philo- 
sophy and process, approved the forma- 
tion of an electoral college system for 
the Evening Students’ Association and 
met with the leaders of many major stu- 
dent programmes. 

In March the Council received a brief 
from a group of students which recom- 


mended certain changes in the adminis- 
trative process of the Library. Subse- 
quent discussion, over two meetings, led 
to a consideration of student participa- 
tion on the University Library Committee. 
It was then unanimously recommended 
to Professor D. B. Clarke, Vice-Principal, 
that “there be student representation on 
the University Library Committee’. This 
motion was placed before the University 
Council as the formal recommendation 
of the University Council on Student 
Life. It met with a most positive recep- 
tion and later discussion led to the form- 
ation of a University committee, including 
student representatives, members of the 
faculty and staff to study the question 
of student representation on the acade- 
mic policy-making bodies of the Uni- 
versity. 

Two members of the University Council 
on Student Life, Associate Professor B. 
G. Sinyard and Associate Professor H. 
Guindon, have completed their terms on 
the Council and this report would not 
be complete without an expression of 
very great appreciation for the contribu- 
tion they have made during their terms 
of office. Also, appreciation is extended 
to the student leaders who contributed so 
ably to this committee. 


Garnet Key Society 
Once again, the Garnet Key Society made 
an outstanding contribution in their role 


of official hosts of the University. In addi- 
tion their visiting committee assisted 
many students who were hospitalized or 
confined to their homes. 


Overseas Students’ Advisory Committee 
The Overseas Students’ Advisory Commit- 
tee composed of representatives of the 
260 overseas students attending the Uni- 
versity, student leaders and members of 
faculty and staff, met regularly through 
the year and acted as a resource to the 
University in matters concerning the wel- 
fare of the out-of-country student. 

The Reception Committee, the Overseas 
Student Handbook, International Week, 
the Christmas Party and many other acti- 
vities were programmes to which mem- 
bers of the Committee contributed. During 
the year the Committee Advisor, Miss 
Joan Richardson, was extensively con- 
sulted by the out-of-country students 
around a variety of problems. 


University Health Center 

Functioning under the able direction of 
Dr. R. E. L. Watson, the University Health 
Center handled 1,910 visits from students, 
faculty and staff during the year. This 
was an increase of 50% over 1964-65. 
During the year an ad hoc committee of 
the Principal, a Governor, the Director 
of Athletics and the Dean of Students 
began meeting around the future deve- 
lopment of the University Health Center. 


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These deliberations will continue through 
1966-67. 


Housing Registry and Residence Study 
During the year, the Housing Registry 
continued to serve students seeking ac- 
commodation in the Montreal area. A 
study of the registry service was under- 
taken by Assistant Dean Lowell Gifford 
in order to increase the number of listings 
and raise the level of service to the 
student body. Preliminary studies were 
also initiated around the possibility of 
Student Cooperatives. 

Following a presentation to the University 
Committee on Development, and on the 
recommendation of that body, a Resi- 
dence Feasibility Committee was esta- 
blished under the Chairmanship of Dr. 
J. Zweig, with Assistant Dean Gifford 
acting as Secretary. The results of this 
most important study will be presented to 
the University Committee on Develop- 
ment in the fall of 1967. 


University Center for Students 

Early in 1965, the Students’ Undergra- 
duate Society initiated a University Stu- 
dent Center Committee which subse- 
quently recommended that a_ student 
referendum be held to elicit student sup- 
port for the financing of a University 
Center for students. The referendum was 
held during March and the student body 
approved a $5.00 annual building fee 


assessment commencing in the fall of 
1966. 

Long range planning for the Center will 
continue during the next year with the 
involvement of many elements of the 
University community. Mr. Brian Seville 
is the staff member related to the Uni- 
versity Student Center Committee. 


University Scholarship and 

Governmental Student Aid Programmes 
Under the jurisdiction of the University 
Scholarship Committee, the awards to 
students continued to grow but it be- 
comes increasingly evident that more 
funds will be required as the enrolment 
increases. Also, the rather massive go- 
vernment programmes are requiring heavy 
administrative staff involvement with 
comparative increases in administrative 
costs. During the beginning of the year, 
nearly 2,000 day undergraduates were 
interviewed concerning the Provincial 
Bursary Programme with about 250 stu- 
dents being interviewed in depth as 
appeal cases. In March, over 2,500 even- 
ing students were interviewed as they 
submitted their applications for Provin- 
cial Bursaries. 

In an effort to provide centralized inform- 
ation to the student body, a University 
Student Aid Brochure was published’ and 
is available for distribution. Also, conti- 
nuous contact was maintained with the 
various donors who have so generously 


supported the University Scholarship 
and Bursary Programme. 

Late in the year, the University Scholar- 
ship Committee established a sub-com- 
mittee under the Chairmanship of Dr. 
John Grayson with the task of re-examin- 
ing the present system of awards and of 
recommending the level of awards need- 
ed for an adequate programme. 

The following represents the total amount 
of financial assistance extended to both 
day and evening students through the 
University Scholarship Committee and 
Provincial sources: 


a. Government Assistance 
1. Province of Quebec 
705 students received $270,850.00 


108 reconsiderations 39,380.00 

215 evening students 12,526.00 
2. Province of Ontario 

8 students received 2,200.00 


b. University Scholarships, 
Bursaries and Loans 
1. Scholarships and 
Bursaries 
124 Students received $ 18,596.33 
2. Student Emergency 
Loan Fund 
149 Students received 8,418.00 


Total $351,970.33 


Note: Canada Student Loan Plan figures, 
estimated at $60,000.00, not included 


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because accurate figure not available at 
time of printing. 


Staff Activities 

In addition to acting on a wide variety 
of University committees, our staff had 
articles appear in professional journals, 
participated in various community pro- 
grammes as speakers and panalists and 
acted as resource persons to various 
leadership training projects in the com- 
munity. As a staff, the Office of the Dean 
of Students was consulted by the repre- 
sentatives of eleven colleges and univer- 
sities from Canada, United States and 
Zambia concerning matters related to 
student life. 

Through the year, the staff conducted a 
continuing examination of its philosophy 
in meeting the needs of the student body. 
This examination culminated in a formal 
presentation at the annual faculty con- 
ference, “The Student Personnel Point 
of View — a Contribution to the Univer- 
sity Philosophy”. 

As an office which must be constantly 
attuned to student needs, attitudes and 
opinions, we believe that continual eva- 
luation of our practises are essential if 
the positive climate of the University is 
to be maintained. 


Athletics 
The University athletic programme for 
the 1965-66 season was again as extensi- 


ve and equally as successful as in pre- 
vious years. Statistics show that 290 
students were active in 20 intercollegiate 
sports. The programme offered to the 
student body included some 44 activities 
on the intercollegiate, intramural and 
recreational levels of competition. 

Sir George Williams University was re- 
presented in sixteen O.S.L.A.A. activities. 
There was a total of fourteen sports 
offered to the student body in the intra- 
mural programme, a total of twelve acti- 
vities on the recreational level. Co-recrea- 
tional activities numbered eleven. The 
women’s athletic programme offered eight 
activities. 

The intercollegiate teams played in a 
total of 200 games or tournaments and 
travelled 80,000 miles in the United States 
and Canada. 

The teams that represented Sir George 
Williams University in athletic competi- 
tion in 1965-66 have continued to further 
the excellent reputation enjoyed by Geor- 
gians in the past. Much of the credit for 
this must be given to the coaching staff 
who contribute time and effort to make 
the programme a worthwhile one and an 
excellent educational experience for the 
students who compete. The faculty and 
administration are also to be commended 
for their excellent support. The students 
are to be congratulated on their accom- 
plishments and for their contribution to 
the University. 


The Georgians score again, on their way to the 
St. Lawrence Athletic Association championship. 





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The participation in C.I.A.U. National 
Championships by the University Hockey 
team, (Sudbury, Ontario), and the Uni- 
versity Swimming and Diving team in 
Vancouver were exciting highlights. The 
setting of a new C.I.A.U. record in the 
400 yd. free style by M. Hopkins was also 
a fine accomplishment. 

The growth of the Women’s Athletic 
Programme must be noted and credit 
must be given to Miss Kemp for the man- 
ner in which she has met the challenge 
of the position. 

Mention must also be made of the im- 
proved “school spirit’ during the past 
year. Much of the credit for this growth 
must be attributed to the Athletic Pro- 
gramme and in particular the fine show- 
ing of the hockey team. 


Students’ Undergraduate Society 

by Ronald K. Moores, President, 1965-66 
The face of student government is chan- 
ging. Weaned on basketball games, dan- 
ces and Model Parliaments, student go- 
vernments are today assuming new and 
heavier responsibilities as they conti- 
nually grope for a more mature involve- 
ment in the university and within society. 
The call for the right to contribute to- 
ward the establishment of university 
policy in areas directly affecting students 
is just commencing. The right to speak 
out on free education, discrimination, 
war and poverty is now an established 


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fact. Student government is undergoing 
profound change. 

Yet while this takes place, it would be a 
very serious mistake, it seems to me, 
for student government to indiscriminant- 
ly abandon its traditional domains; where 
excellent seminars are organized, car- 
nivals enjoyed, tours prepared and where 
sports unite students in a sense of com- 
radship and pride. To retain these do- 
mains, to improve upon them and even 
expand them, requires a student govern- 
ment that is able to attract mature, capa- 
ble and energetic students who are will- 
ing at all times to administer activities 
and funds under diverse and complex 
situations. As long as students are pre- 
pared to work responsibly in such a 
framework, student government will con- 
tinue to maintain and enhance its che- 
rished autonomy. To fail to achieve these 
standards is to invite interference, “‘gui- 
dance”, and servility — and, | might 
add, with justification. 

In retrospect, the S.U.S. attempted to rise 
to the new challenge that | first outlined, 
while at the same time endeavouring, 
through its kaleidescope of activities, to 
involve as many students as possible 
through individual and group efforts, with 
a view to exposing them to opportunities 
for education, development and good 
clean fun. 

This past year, the Council initiated what 
became a successful attempt to join 


l'Union Générale des Etudiants du Qué- 
bec last November. The guiding philo- 
sophy behind this move was the search 
for mutual cooperation and understand- 
ing, in the belief that working in concert 
rather than in opposition would permit 
todays’ French and English students to 
build a thriving, progressive province 
where all of its people will be able to 
live in self-determination and mutual 
respect. 

In a similar attempt, at mutual acquain- 
tance and cooperation, approximately 
100 delegates from the faculties of En- 
gineering and Science, representing five 
Quebec universities, assembled in Mont- 
real for the founding “‘Congress of Engi- 
neering and Science Students of Que- 
bec”. (Premier Congrés des Etudiants 
en génie et en sciences du Québec). 
Undertaking the study of some 32 pro- 
positions relating to four main areas of 
concentration: the ‘Parent Report’, the 
teaching of science, relations between 
engineers and scientists, and the Quebec 
Corporation of Engineers, the students 
responsible for this Congress made yet 
another significant move toward the de- 
velopment of French-English relations. 
Early in the year, the Council spoke out 
on a topic of most vital concern to all 
students — Universal Accessibility to 
Education. At a press conference held 
for this purpose, the Council once again 
called for free tuition as a move toward 


complete accessibility to higher educa- 
tion. To bring this battle to the attention 
of all Georgians, a ‘“‘Teach-In” on educa- 
tion was held in cooperation with the 
University Council on Student Life. 

| recali with particular pleasure that 
during the earlier part of the year, several 
faculty members and representatives of 
the S.U.S. co-operated with their counter- 
parts at McGill and Loyola to host a 
“Teach-In” on Viet Nam, at McGill Uni- 
versity. Hopefully, this is a sign of what 
important relationships may be establish- 
ed between our students and faculty 
members at Sir George. | hasten to add 
at this point, that on many occasions and 
at various functions, members of the 
faculty and student body interacted with 
one another outside of the lecture halls. 
Needless to say, there cannot develop 
too much response in this regard. 

As have Presidents in the past, | go 
firmly on record in reporting that the 
members of the Council and | were very 
grateful in having had the opportunity 
of administering and governing the acti- 
vities of the Students’ Undergraduate 
Society. For all of us, this privilege has 
truly been a great source of pride and 
reward. 


Evening Student’s Association 

by Karen Carson, President, 1965-66 
This past year was one of reorganization 
for the Evening Student’s Association. 


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An Executive of seven students was ap- 
pointed by the University to examine the 
role of an effective evening student’s 
council. 

The majority of the work performed by 
the executive was in the area of drafting 
a new constitution and formulating an 
effective electoral process, although 
there were a limited number of activities 
available to the evening student body. 
The election procedures were finalized 
early in 1966, and took the form of an 
electoral college comprised of classroom 
representatives. A new student council 
was elected from and by the electoral 
college, and it appears that this system 
has stimulated interest among the even- 
ing students. Although new at Sir George, 
this electoral process has been imple- 
mented successfully in several other 
evening universities, and hopefully it 
will achieve the same results here. 
Much of the work that this year’s student 
council was able to accomplish may not 
have been apparent to the students at 
large as it dealt mainly with setting up a 
framework within which to work. What 
they managed to do, however, will make 
it easier for future councils as they will 
be able to concentrate on contacting the 
student body, and supplying the pro- 
gram required for a well-rounded educa- 
tion. 


Office of the Director 
of Planning, 
Physical Facilities 


Jean-Pierre Pétolas, Director of Planning 


The construction of the Henry F. Hall 
Building was the main concern of this 
office for the past year. In June 1965, 
the general contractor Perini Quebec 
Inc. was pouring the floor slabs in the 
upper part of the building and the pre- 
cast window panels were about 50% 
installed, but reinforcing steel was still 
being erected in the theater area. During 
the fall, work progressed quickly in all 
areas, especially in the installation of 
the boilers in order to heat the building 
by November. Soon afterwards, the ser- 
vice elevator was operative and finish- 
ing trades started installing the terrazo 
flooring, gypsum partitions, lights, ceil- 
ings, painting, etc. On January 17, 1966, 
members of the Board of Governors made 
a thorough inspection of the building. 
The Committee on Interior Design held 
regular weekly meetings during the year, 
to consider and check the finishing mate- 
rials used in the building. The Committee 
kept a watchful eye on the actual appear- 
ance of the interior finishes by scheduling 
regular visits to the building. 

Monthly meetings were held between 
the Contractor, the Architects and En- 
gineers, and representatives of the Uni- 
versity. The purpose of these meetings 
was to check the schedule of operation 
and take adequate measures if it was 
found that work was falling behind sche- 
dule. At one of these meetings it was 
noticed that the Contractor was losing 


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ground, and certain target dates, predict- 
ed by the Critical Path Schedule, were 
not being met. By consultation it was 
possible for the Contractor to know 
more about the urgent needs of the Uni- 
versity and thus organize his work force 
to concentrate on priority areas. 

An event of great concern to all parties 
occured last Spring, on April 13; many 
building trades went on strike throughout 
the Montreal area. Luckily the strike was 
settled within a week and the repercus- 
sions on the University construction were 
not too serious; however, the Contractor 
had difficulties in building up his work 
force back to the original number after 
the strike was settled. 

The Laboratory Furniture contract, award- 
ed to Wilson Science Equipment Ltd., was 
slow to get started; certain difficulties 
in design and in the construction of pro- 
totypes were responsible for these delays; 
furthermore, a trucking strike in Ontario 
reduced deliveries to a trickle for many 
months. However, work in the Science 
and Engineering laboratories progressed 
considerably after these initial problems 
were solved. Faculty of Science and 
Faculty of Engineering staff members 
spent many hours in setting up their 
equipment. At the beginning of May, the 
offices of the Dean of Students and 
Guidance Services moved to their new 
quarters in the Henry F. Hall Building. 
Another contract of major importance 


was awarded to Casey Construction Co. 
Ltd. for alterations to the Norris Building. 
The space vacated by the Physics and 
Biology Departments, when these move 
to the Henry F. Hall Building, will permit 
the main library to expand on the fifth 
floor of the Norris Building, while the 
Geography Department will take over 
part of the present Chemistry laborato- 
ries. 

With the completion of the Henry F. Hall 
Building and the alterations to the Norris 
Building, the University will be able to 
accommodate 4,000 day students and 
9,000 evening students. The fixed facili- 
ties of the University (the Science and 
Engineering laboratories and the Dining 
rooms) are designed to accommodate 
5,000 day students, so that additional 
classrooms space and Faculty offices 
will be needed when the day enrolment 
exceeds 4,000. 

The University Committee on Develop- 
ment considered very carefully the im- 
plications of the enrolment predictions 
for the next ten years contained in the 
Bladen Report and the Sheffield Report. 
Special attention was also paid to the 
Parent Report with particular reference 
to the effect the “Institutes” will have 
on the undergraduate enrolment. It seems 
quite reasonable to expect the under- 
graduate enrolment at Sir George Wil- 
liams University to grow steadily to 
8,000 day students by 1975-76 and a list 


of facilities needed to serve such a 
large number of students was prepared. 
In order of priority, the following buildings 
will have to be built: first, a Library 
building of about 250,000 sq. ft. of floor 
space, capable of housing a library col- 
lection of one million volumes, and 
having reading rooms capable of seating 
2,000 readers. Next would come a Class- 
room building, equipped with special faci- 
lities such as Art studios, Psychology, 
Sociology and Geography laboratories, 
etc. A Physical Education and Athletics 
Centre has been identified as third on 
the priority list. Study is taking place 
with regard to needs in the area of stu- 
dent residences. 

The location of these buildings has been 
the concern of the Planning Committee 
of the Board of Governors; to maintain 
an “integrated’’ campus, that is a campus 
where all the facilities are in easy reach 
of one another; the buildings would 
have to be located in the vicinity of the 
Henry F. Hall and Norris buildings. 


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Mechanical Room Pent House showing installation 
of heat exchanger and boilers in the background. 





Office of the 
Assistant 
to the Principal 


Trefflé Lacombe, Assistant to the Principal 


This year we have continued to strive 
towards our objective which is: improved 
understanding, increased appreciation 
and the enlargement of that circle of 
friends who will speak and act for our 
University. We have been able to measure 
noticeable improvement in some quar- 
ters, slight progress in others and, un- 
fortunately, serious weaknesses in a few 
areas. However, when we began the 
development of our programme we stated 
that this was a continual operation which 
would require more professional staff 
and improved techniques and tools as 
we would proceed. We now realize that 
we forecasted rightly and we, therefore, 
plan to add qualified personnel to the 
staff. 

At the beginning we also stated that the 
public relations of our Institution could 
be defined as the sum total of all the 
impressions made by the University itself 
and the many persons connected with it. 
This University’s reputation has improved 
considerably over the last few years 
among educational circles in the Province 
of Quebec. This is attributable to several 
factors but we wish to mention one in 
particular: the quality of our representa- 
tion on government, inter-university com- 
mittees, boards and councils. 

Faculty and staff members have been 
playing a very active role in the develop- 
ment of educational policies and pro- 
grammes and, in the process, they have 


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contributed greatly to improving our 
“image”. Public relations is a way of 
life for an entire institution and not the 
job for a single individual and this was 
clearly demonstrated again this year. 
This office is greatly appreciative for the 
assistance it has received from all those 
concerned with the good name of this 
University. 


Internal Communications 


The “Principal’s Bulletin’ was published 
every second week and attempted to sup- 
ply faculty and staff with timely informa- 
tion on the growth, development, difficul- 
ties and satisfaction of the University. 
Throughout the course of the year we 
kept searching for materials which would 
be of interest to members of our aca- 
demic community. The response which 
we have had to this publication indicates 
that it is a valuable source of informa- 
tion which should be maintained and 
improved. 

During the past year we have continued 
to search for more effective ways and 
means of reaching the student body and 
the members of the Association of Alum- 
ni. | regret to say that we have yet to 
find the magic formula. However, we 
made better use of the instruments 
already at our dispoas! in communicating 
with these two important groups in the 
university community. 


External Communications 

In the course of the last academic year 
this office developed a policy on news 
releases which we believe will be to our 
benefit in the long run. The material 
which we release must have news value. 
Second, it will be directed only to those 
media in which our office can reasonably 
expect interest to exist. Our goal in im- 
plementing this policy has been to create 
the attitude that this University does not 
intend to waste an editor’s time with 
releases of little or no value to him. 

On two occasions this year our relation- 
ship with the news media required, on 
our part, swift action. This is not always 
understood by colleagues but the world 
of news services is often a difficult one 
to understand. A story may be news- 
worthy today and useless tomorrow. The 
incidents | wish to refer to are, of course, 
the announcement of grants to universi- 
ties by the then Premier, Mr. Lesage, 
and his statement to the Laval student 
body that we could share our facilities 
with McGill University for day operations. 
Having contributed to the discussions on 
these two points, this office was able to 
interpret this University and to adequately 
represent our position on these matters. 
We had been looking for some time for 
the opportunity of informing the public 
of the amazing use we make of our faci- 
lities and Mr. Lesage arranged for us to 
announce this on the front page of local 


newspapers. Two points must be remem- 
bered: first, this office was sufficiently 
aware of the situation to be in a position 
to speak on behalf of the University and 
second, the rebuttal had to be given 
immediately if we wanted to draw as 
much attention as the initiating statement. 


Planning 

As many of our colleagues we devoted 
considerable time and efforts to planning 
and preparing materials which will be 
needed as we begin operations in the 
Henry F. Hall building. We must help 
the student body, faculty and staff find 
their way in this intricate complex and 
we must inform them of the facilities 
and the new services which have been 
conceived for them. These materials must, 
of course, be ready for distribution at 
registration time if they are to serve a 
useful purpose. 


Appreciation 

This past year was a very hectic one 
for all those connected with this Uni- 
versity. It seemed as though we were 
living two years in one. However, the 
spirit of cooperation continued to prevail 
and we are grateful to faculty and staff 
who helped us fulfill the challenge of 
our responsibilities. 

We appreciate the assistance and colla- 
boration of the local news media officers 
who have generally understood our diffi- 


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culties. They were very often generous 
with advice which has proven useful and 
enlightening. 

With the addition of qualified staff we 
hope to improve both the quality and 
quantity of information services which 
we offer. We except to be able to provide 
a much better service to the university 
community and to the public interested 
in the growth and development of Sir 
George Williams University. 


Office of the 
Controller 


Henry G. Worrell, Controller 


Sir George Williams University 









































Income = i ssts—<“‘<‘—“‘<“<i< < Cw; 1964/65 ~=—=—S'1965/66 Amount of _ Percentage 
: Increase Increase 
Tuition $3,119,747 $3,638,047 + $518,300 + 16.61% 
Government Grants 673,743 1,104,519 + 430,776 + 63.93% 
YMCA Allocation 28,000 28,000 
Other Income 144,638 122,443 — 22,195 — 15.34% 
Ancillary Services 75,756 71,732 = 4,024 — 5.31% 
Total Income (all sources) 4,041,884 4,964,741 + 922,857 + 22.83% 
Expenses 
Instructional (Academic) 2,222,372 2,422,176 + 199,804 + 8.99% 
Administration 678,893 915,476 + 236,583 + 34.84% 
Library 414,608 584,928 + 170,320 + 41.07% 
General 384,681 464,224 + 79,543 + 20.67% 
Maintenance 679,767 635,975 — 48,792 — 6.44% 
Total Expenses (all sources) 4,380,321 5,022,779 + 642,458 + 14.66% 
Deficit 338,437 58,038 — 280,399 — 82.85% 


-S 


1 


Thousands $ 


Income Tuition 


Government Grants 


Y.M.C.A. Allocation 


Other Income 


Ancillary Services 


Expenses Instructional 


Administration 


Library 


General 


Maintenance 


1964/65 sommes 


1965/66 


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0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 


Association of 
Alumni 


John Ferguson, Executive Director 


Annual Meeting 

The Annual Meeting for the year ending 
May 31, 1965, was held in the Windsor 
Hotel on September 15, 1965. 

Immediately following the meeting the 
Garnet Key Chapter of the Association 
was presented with its charter. 


Honorary Life Membership Banquet 
Honorary Life Memberships to the Asso- 
ciation of Alumni were presented to: 
Professor James G. Finnie, Dr. S. Madras, 
Mr. Roy Campbell, Dr. |. R. Tait and 
W. N. Hall for their outstanding contri- 
butions to the life of the University. The 
banquet was held in the Windsor Hotel 
on October 22, 1965. M. Ernie Brown 
acted as Chairman. 


K. E. Norris Memorial Lectures 

The fifth annual Kenneth E. Norris Me- 
morial Lecture Series were held on 
Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 
30, and Wednesday, December 1, 1965, 
in the Church of the Messiah on Sher- 
brooke Street. The speaker was Frederick 
M. Watkins, M.A., Ph.D., Professor of Poli- 
tical Science at Yale University. His topic 
was “Natural Law — Past, Present & 
Future”. Total attendance was about 
900. Mr. M. Gold continued to serve as 
chairman of the committee. 


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Thirtieth Anniversary Reunion 

The Reunion Committee, under the joint 
chairmanship of R. C. Jonas and C. 
Nichols, has been meeting throughout 
the year planning for the Reunion in 
May, 1967. 


Annual Giving 

As of June 1, 1966, the Association chan- 
ged from Annual Assessment (Member- 
ships) to Annual Giving. Proceeds to be 
turned over to the University. 

In closing, | would like to express my 
appreciation to the President, Nick Gry- 
can and to the members of the Board of 
Directors for their continued support, 
to the Faculty and Staff of the University 
and to all members and friends of the 
Association who have supported us 
throughout the year. 


Professor Frederick M. Watkins. 


Office of the 
Registrar 


Donald Leonard Peets, Registrar 


Operations 

There was no basic change in the opera- 
tional pattern of the Registrar’s Office 
during the year. A small adjustment was 
made to register candidates for the 
Master’s Programmes which were intro- 
duced this year. The use of computer 
techniques for storage and retrieval of 
records data has increased according 
to the plan which anticipates complete 
mechanization within the next two years. 


Admissions 

Preliminary evaluation of the admission 
tests introduced two years ago indicate 
that they are useful in deciding who 
should be accepted from the increasingly 
large numbers of applicants. A complete 
check on their validity must, of course, 
be deferred for another two years. No 
basic changes in admission policy were 
made in spite of the large number of 
applicants. 


Records 

The Records Office is continuing the con- 
version from a manual system to a ma- 
chine system of record keeping. The 
time lag between the end of examinations 
and the reporting of grades to students 
has been significantly reduced, but much 
remains to be done. 


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Registration 

The period alloted for registration for 
1965-66 classes was reduced by two 
more days over last year as a result of 
the smoother efficiency of the data-pro- 
cessing system after a year’s experience. 
Perhaps the most significant improve- 
ment in the total registration process was 
the much more satisfactory scheduling 
and selection of courses offered to the 
students. The careful analysis by Deans 
and Department Chairmen of the inform- 
ation supplied by our computer produced 
a much better academic timetable. 


Examinations 

The experiment of condensing the former 
two-week mid-year examination schedule 
into one week presented many problems. 
Most of these have now been resolved, 
and the same basic scheme will be in 
effect for the coming year. The “study 
week” between the end of classes and 
the start of final examinations met with 
general approval. 


Convocations 

The Fall Convocation took place on 
Friday, November 19, 1965. Honorary 
degrees of Doctors of Laws (LL.D.) were 
presented to Dr. B. W. Roberts, Chancel- 
lor Emeritus, and to.Maestro Zubin Mehta, 
Conductor of the Montreal Symphony 
Orchestra. The Spring Convocation was 
held at Place des Arts on Monday, May 


30th. Honorary degrees of Doctors of 
Laws (LL.D.) were conferred on Dr. J. J. 
Deutsch, Chairman of the Economic 
Council of Canada, and Dr. E. C. Hughes, 
distinguished Sociologist. The Chancellor 
presided at both Convocations. 


General Comments 

The 1965-66 year has been generally 
satisfactory. Integration of the Registrar’s 
staff, and co-ordination of the responsi- 
bilities of the various officers have deve- 
loped an efficient team. We are looking 
forward to occupying the much more 
adequate quarters provided by extensive 
alterations to the Norris Building. | feel 
confident that we can meet the increased 
demands which will be presented by the 
substantial increase in enrollment result- 
ing from the opening of the Hall Building 
in September, 1966. 


Personnel 

During the year in review, Mr. Thomas E. 
Swift was promoted to Director of Admis- 
sions. 

Mr. Sidney S. Mitchell was appointed to 
the staff as Assistant Registrar and Mr. 
Michael A. Steinman was appointed as 
Admissions Officer. 

We accepted two resignations, those of 
Mrs. Patricia Thivierge and Mr. Hersh 
Cramer. 


D. L. Peets, Registrar, hoods Dr. Zubin Mehta Dr. R. C. Rae, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, 
while Dr. B. W. Roberts looks on. chats with Dr. E. C. Hughes and Dr. J. J. Deutsch 
prior to spring convocation. 





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Registration in the University by Faculties 1965-66 


Summer 1965 


Academic Year 1965-66 












































Day Evening Total 
Arts 1,427 1,918 3,393 6,738 
Science 424 798 1,136 2,358 
Commerce 627 869 1,626 3,122 
Engineering 30 210 185 425 
Partial 493 1 2,395 2,889 
Total 3,001 3,796 8,735 15,532 
Graduate Programme Full-time Part-time Total 
Master of Arts in English 4 6 10 
Master of Arts in Art Education 1 5 6 
Total 5 11 16 
Degrees and Certificates Awarded by Faculties in the University 
Degrees Fall 1965 Spring 1966 Total 
Bachelor of Arts 
Honours —_— 4 4 
General 121 383 504 
Total 121 387 508 
Bachelor of Science 
Honours —_— 2 2 
General 39 161 200 
Total 39 163 202 
Bachelor of Commerce 60 195 255 
Total Degrees 220 745 965 
Certificates 
Associate in Arts 4 r 11 
Associate in Science 1 1 2 
Associate in Commerce 0 1 1 
Certificate in Engineering 8 12 20 
Diploma in Association Science 1 3 4 
Total Certificates 14 24 38 





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Total University Registration for the Past 
Ten Years Exclusive of Summer Term 





Day Evening 


1956-57 969 4,284 
1957-58 1,207 4,612 
1958-59 1,420 4,792 
1959-60 1,586 4,665 
1960-61 1,775 5,434 
1961-62 2,077 6,285 
1962-63 2,451 6,382 
1963-64 3,051 7,597 
1964-65 3,394 7,991 
1965-66 3,796 8,735 


Total 
5,253 
5,819 
6,212 
6,251 
7,209 
8,362 
8,833 
10,648 
11,385 


12,531 


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Sir George Williams 
Schools 


High School 


Amos Saunders, Headmaster 


In the Summer School of 1965, we had 
51 classes with a total enrollment of 
1,423 students with a class average of 
45.1. Of the 51 classes, some 26 are 
eleventh year classes. Many of the stu- 
dents in eleventh year take one or two 
subjects during the summer with the 
hope that they will graduate and per- 
haps qualify for university entrance. 
Despite the fact that most school boards 
were offering free tuition to those stu- 
dents who wished to attend evening high 
school courses, we were unable to find 
places for all who wished to attend 
classes at this school. As late as January, 
60 of our classes remained at full 
strength. 

After the official opening of classes in 
September, we are called upon by insti- 
tutions, parents, principals, guidance 
counsellors and teachers to give help 
to those students who, for various rea- 
sons, have had to drop out of day school 
or to those who could not adapt them- 
selves to the regular day school system. 
In September, many parents are be- 
wildered and some are quite desperate. 
It is well known that it is our policy to be 
helpful and understanding and students 
and parents express their appreciation 
for the service we render them. We are 
able to do as much as we do through 
the fine cooperation of the staff. Giving 
help and guidance to parents and stu- 
dents is one of the primary functions of 


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those who work in the High School Office. 
At the Graduation in October 1965 at 
which the Principal of Montreal West 
High School, Mr. Burton Schaffelburg, 
M.Sc., was guest speaker, there were 
370 high school graduates and 71 ele- 
mentary school graduates. At my first 
graduation ceremony in 1951, there were 
69 high school graduates and 34 ele- 
mentary school graduates. During my 
fifteen years as Headmaster, 3,080 stu- 
dents have graduated from this high 
school and 955 students from the ele- 
mentary school. 

With the cooperation of teachers, office 
staff and many others we are able to 
give to our students the opportunity for 
growth and development, to help them 
with their problems by understanding and 
sympathy and to give recognition to their 
sacrifice and achievement. 

This institution does much to provide the 
climate for the full development of the 
individual in the pursuit of the excellent 
and to foster the growth of a richer and 
fuller life for those who are able to take 
advantage of the opportunities provided. 
The High School Students’ Council had 
a busy year with the emphasis on ser- 
vice. They gave a cheque for $1,000.00 
to the University Building Fund and they 
made highly successful classroom collec- 
tions for World Service plus a cheque for 
$100.00 from their own funds. The Stu- 
dents’ Council has given a cheque of 


$1,000.00 for the years 1963, 1964 and 
1965 to the University Building Fund. 
This, the last report of the present Head- 
master, is written with mixed feelings 
knowing that it is time for me to depart. 
“For at my Back | begin to hear 
Time’s winged chariot hurrying near”, 
and knowing, too, that activity and service 
will be replaced by ‘‘a remembrance of 
those things that were most precious to 
me” and the hope that there will remain 
with me a consciousness that there has 
been 
“Deposited upon the silent shore 
Of memory, images and precious thoughts 
That shall not die and cannot be 
[destroyed”’. 
Like those who have preceded me in 
this office, | have made it my duty to 
remember that this institution exists for 
students and to serve them has been my 
endeavour. | am comforted with the 
knowledge that this policy of service and 
understanding will be continued by my 
successor who has worked here as 
teacher and Assistant Headmaster for 
the past twelve years. 


Registration in the Schools 1965-66 











Summer 1965 1965-66 Total 
High School 1,423 3,665 5,088 
Elementary School — 83 83 
Business School 
Day 42 208 250 
Evening 266 583 849 
Total 308 791 1,099 
School of Art 
Day _— 91 91 
Evening _ 122 122 
Total _ 213 213 
School of Retailing _ 58 58 
Total 1,731 4,810 6,541 
Certificates and Diplomas awarded in the Schools 1965-66 
High School 370 
Elementary School 71 
Business School 179 
School of Art 52 
School of Retailing 15 
Total 687 





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Business School 


Helen D. Byers (Miss), Director 


Summer 

The Evening Division of the Business 
School opened in May 1965 with 266 
students. 

The summer registration for the Day 
Division was 42 students. Seven were 
students starting the full Secretarial 
course. Eleven were partial students who 
signed up for the Typing Machines and 
Filing (July-August) course, and the re- 
mainder were students from the autumn- 
winter courses who were unable to com- 
plete their subjects within the normal 
ten month period. 


Graduation 

The annual Business School Graduation 
was held the evening of Monday, June 
28, 1965. 66 students in the Evening Divi- 
sion were presented with Certificates. 
The number of students who obtain a 
Certificate is decreasing because of the 
current demand for persons with business 
skills and the fact that firms are settling 
for standards lower than the certificate 
ones established by this School. 

The Day Business School had the highest 
number of successful candidates in the 
School’s history and 113 students recei- 
ved Diplomas in General Office, Book- 
keeper’s, Stenographic, and Secretarial 
courses. 


Autumn-Winter 
The Day Division of the Business School 


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opened in September for the autumn- 
winter term and had a total registration 
of 208. During registration candidates 
were not accepted on the basis of their 
marks alone and “first come first served”. 
Extra time was given by the interviewers 
(Miss Byers and Miss Dyer) to the stu- 
dent’s motivation in taking the course 
and it was noted during the year that the 
general attitude among the students was 
a more positive one than before. 

A trial of giving admission (vocational 
and aptitude) tests through the Student 
Guidance Services to a limited number 
of applicants in the spring of 1965 proved 
that it is advisable to administer these 
tests as a requirement prior to registra- 
tion instead of the previous arrangement 
of giving clerical tests once the students 
had entered the School. It has therefore 
been decided that all local students will 
have to take these tests before register- 
ing this autumn. 

A written questionnaire was administered 
for all Day Division students based on 
information available to them in the 
prospectus and the “instruction sheet” 
regarding school regulations and other 
information about the School. It was 
found in later discussions with the stu- 
dents that this gave them a better under- 
standing of what the School was trying 
to do for them. In other words, it was 
impressed upon them that in addition to 
acquiring skills to equip them for the 


business world, they were made aware 
of the importance of regular attendance, 
punctuality, cooperation, proper dress and 
deportment and other attributes that are 
essential to a successful career. 

The Day Division students were given 
the opportunity of hearing several guest 
speakers throughout the year. The 
students’ response to these special ses- 
sions was in general enthusiastic. The 
students were also cooperative in meet- 
ing the Director’s request that they submit 
question and/or comments on aspects 
of the course which they felt could be 
improved and also items which were 
giving them anxiety in regards to seeking 
employment. 


Instructors 

Miss S. Jacobs joined the Day Division 
staff as a Shorthand teacher and Miss 
M. Salvucci as the Day Bookkeeping 
teacher. Both these staff members have 
done well during the year. 


School of Retailing 


Harold Shaffer, Director 


Administrative Changes 

A part-time Assistant Director, Mr. A. G. 
Pineau, B.A. M.A., was engaged to 
lecture and assist the Director in his 
administrative duties. This arrangement 
proved satisfactory and will be continued 
next year. 


Statistics 

The School consisted of 59 students: 
36 in first year and 23 in second. For 
the first time since its inception, the first 
year class contained a preponderance of 
males. This may signify that the fashion 
reputation that the School had created 
in the past has been replaced by one of 
professional retail training. The geogra- 
phical composition of the student body 
again represented a wide spectrum of 
Canada, for the students’ domiciles were 
listed as far east as Newfoundland and 
as far west as British Columbia. 

Mr. G. C. Donaldson, B.A., of the Board 
of Governors of Sir George Williams Uni- 
versity and Schools, presided over our 
graduation ceremony when fifteen diplo- 
mas were presented to the graduating 
class. Mr. J. W. Eaton, C.B.E., D.S.O., 
General Manager, Eastern —— 
Eaton’s of Canada, delivered t gra- 
duation address. 


Field Work Changes 


During the year, the Participating stores 
increased from eight to ten, and negotia- 


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tions are now in progress to add another 
two or three stores to this group. The 
reason for increasing the number of par- 
ticipating stores is to permit students 
to receive greater field work experience 
and to ease the financial and energy 
burdens of each member store. 


Employment 

Competition for graduates among the 
participating stores was very keen, and 
most second year students received 
more than one offer. Moreover, a growing 
number of non-participating stores in 
Montreal and across Canada _ inquired 
about the possibility of employing gra- 
duates, and this speaks well for the 
School’s reputation. 


Curriculum Changes 

The course curriculum was programmed 
to be terminal or to permit graduates of 
the School to enter second year Com- 
merce of Sir George Williams University 
on an individual basis. It is hoped that 
as a result of this curriculum, graduates 
of the School will be stimulated to con- 
tinue their education by enrolling either 
in the day or evening division of the 
University and proceed towards a Bache- 
lor of Commerce degree. 


School of Art 


H. Leslie Smith, Director 


Activities 

A number of visits were made by all 
classes to the Montreal Museum of Fine 
Art. First year students in the Basic 
Course made several visits to the Red- 
path Museum and Botanical Gardens to 
make studies of the animal and plant 
life. This group was also taken on a 
conducted tour of the National Gallery 
in Ottawa. Advertising and Typography 
classes visited several Printing Compa- 
nies and Fashion Illustration students 
took in various Fashion Shows. These 
visits proved of great value to them. An 
Exhibition of Students’ work was on view 
at the Arts Club from May 13 to May 28. 


Certificates and Awards 

The Presentation of Certificates and 
Awards took place at the Arts Club on 
May 13. 18 students received a Three 
Year Certificate, 17 a Two Year Certificate 
and 17 completed the one year Basic 
Course satisfactorily. 


Sir George Williams Schools 

















Amount of Percentage of 

















Increase or Increase or 
Income 1964/65 1965/66 Decrease Decrease 
High School 379,352 402,338 22,986 + 6.05% 
Elementary School 6,955 4,674 2,281 — 32.79% 
Business School 118,691 116,111 2,580 — 2.17% 
Art School 27,577 26,122 1,455 — 5.27% 
Retail-School 22,789 23,820 1,031 + 4.52% 

555,364 573,065 17,701 + 
Less Cancellations 35,407 56,606 21,199 + 
519,957 516,459 

YMCA Allocation 27,000 27,000 
Total Income 546,957 543,459 3,498 — 63% 
Expenses 
High School 198,248 223,846 25,598 + 12.91% 
Business School 114,159 103,139 11,020 — 9.65% 
Art School 27,193 21,889 5,304 — 19.50% 
Retail School 22,058 16,471 5,587 — 25.32% 
Schools General 48,692 97,002 48,310 + 99.21% 
Total Expenses 410,350 462,347 51,997 + 12.67% 
Surplus 136,607 81,112 55,495 — 40.62% 








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