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Historical Statute

Section 58. (i.) of British Columbia University Act, 1908[1] (8 Ed. 7 Chap. 53) says that

It shall be the duty of the Senate and it shall have power...To provide for the preparation and publication of a calendar

Further, section 60. of the same Act says that

All statutes of the Senate shall have the corporate seal of the

University affixed thereto, and they shall be binding in accordance

with the true intent and meaning thereof.

Evolution

The following table shows the evolution of the Calendar.

Calendar Evolution
Year Coat of Arms
or Logo
Notes
1915-1916[2] Arma1915-1916.png TUUM EST clearly rendered

"VICTORIA, B.C. : Printed by WILLIAM H. CULLIN, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty. 1916."
FIRST SESSION.

1916-1917[3] Arma1916-1917.png TUUM EST rendered in script as on College of Arms grant[4]

WHITE & BINDON. PRINTERS VANCOUVER. BRITISH COLUMBIA 1916
SECOND SESSION.

1917-1918[5] Arma1917-1918.png TUUM EST clearly rendered; strap of book unclear/absent

"VICTORIA, B .C.: Printed by WILLIAM H. CULLIN, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty. 1917."
THIRD SESSION.

1918-1919[6] Arma1918-1919.png TUUM EST clearly rendered; strap of book unclear/absent

TECHNICAL PRESS, LTD., PRINTERS VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
FOURTH SESSION.

1920-1921[7] Arma1920-1921.png Name truncated to "University of British Columbia"

TUUM EST rendered in script; addition of banner inscribed "THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA"
Evans & Hastings, Printers, Vancouver, B.C.
SIXTH SESSION.

1945-1946[8] Arma1945-1946.png TUUM EST rendered in script; addition of banner as above.

THIRTY-FIRST SESSION.
"Vol. 31 No. 1"

1946-1947[9] Arma1946-1947.png TUUM EST rendered in script; banner as above.

THIRTY-SECOND SESSION.
"Vol. 32 GENERAL SERIES No. 1"
First mention of Faculty of Law.

1951-1952[10] Arma1951-1952.png Motto rendered in script

THIRTY-SEVENTH SESSION.
"Vol. 37 GENERAL SERIES No. 1"

1952-1953[11] Arma1952-1953.png Motto rendered in script

THIRTY-EIGHTH SESSION.
"Vol. 38 GENERAL SERIES No. 1"
VANCOUVER 8, BRITISH COLUMBIA

1965/66[12] Logo1965 66.png Titled "UBC CALENDAR"

Motto rendered in script
FIFTY-FIRST SESSION.

1966/67[13] Logo1966 67.png Titled "UBC CALENDAR"

Motto rendered in script
FIFTY-SECOND SESSION.

1972/3[14] Logo1972 3.png Titled "THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA"

Motto rendered in script
FIFTY-EIGHTH SESSION.
Logo is alike to that on Trademark Application 0902483[15]

1984-85[16] Logo1984 85.png Logo is more or less identical to that on Trademark Application 0902484[17]

No session number

1986-87[18] Logo1986 87.png Logo is alike to that on Trademark Application 0902483[19]

"72nd Session"

2002/03[20] Logo2002 03.png Logo is alike to that on Trademark Application 0912983 [21]

Does the Calendar Bind The University?

Given that the current Calendar does not reproduce the corporate seal of The University, there is a serious question as to whether its contents are binding upon the body of students of the University. In addition to such a technical consideration, there is the general consideration of what a Calendar is and whether or not it is appropriate (whether or not it is a common practice of University corporations) for an almanac of dates and so forth to be used as a carrier for enforceable rules.

Also, the Calendar is no longer made available in a solidified printed form as "the print edition of the Calendar has been discontinued."[22] The Calendar website does not appear to offer date-specific point-in-time archival access. Thus, if one wished to view some Calendar section related to some past event, he would have no way to know whether or not the Calendar's current text was the same at the time of the event.


  1. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/misc/universityact1908.pdf
  2. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1915_16.pdf
  3. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1916_17.pdf
  4. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/coat.html
  5. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1917_18.pdf
  6. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1918_19.pdf
  7. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1920_21.pdf
  8. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1945_46.pdf
  9. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1946_47.pdf
  10. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1951_52.pdf
  11. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1952_53.pdf
  12. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1965_66.pdf
  13. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1966_67.pdf
  14. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1972_73.pdf
  15. http://www.ic.gc.ca/app/opic-cipo/trdmrks/srch/vwTrdmrk.do?lang=eng&fileNumber=0902483
  16. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1984_85.pdf
  17. http://www.ic.gc.ca/app/opic-cipo/trdmrks/srch/vwTrdmrk.do?lang=eng&fileNumber=0902484
  18. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_1986_87.pdf
  19. http://www.ic.gc.ca/app/opic-cipo/trdmrks/srch/vwTrdmrk.do?lang=eng&fileNumber=0902483
  20. http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/calendars2/UBC_Calendar_2002_03.pdf
  21. http://www.ic.gc.ca/app/opic-cipo/trdmrks/srch/vwTrdmrk.do?lang=eng&fileNumber=0912983
  22. http://www.students.ubc.ca/calendar/index.cfm?page=order