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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Monk 1971 THI LCTHMIDGC HERALD 19 Most to become Canadian citizens Half U By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer According to a Herald sur more than half of the Uni versity of Lethbridge faculty was born outside of but about 57 per cent are now Canadian citizens and about threequarters of tire rest plan to become The survey was carried out through a questionnaire sent to every faculty and administra tion member at the Of 181 forms sent 110 were filled for a 60 per cent re Because the 40 per cent who did not respond are a signifi cant unknown the percentages shown are not nec essarily indicative of the actual breakdown of U of L faculty the figures compare favorably with a similar set of statistics compiled by univer sity officials from payroll and other records The two sets of data agree within two per Canadians By buth 46 per cent by citizenship 57 per cent Grade 1 to 12 education 45 per cent postsecondary university or college education 40 per Americans By birth 31 per cent by citizenship 32 per cent Ameri can Grade 1 to 12 education 31 per cent post secondary edu cation 43 per cent Americans intending to become Canadian citizens 54 per cent un decided 20 per Other countries By birth 23 per cent by citizenship 11 per cent Grade 1 to 12 education 24 per cent post secondary education 17 per cent intending to become Canadian citizens 92 per In figures drawn from both the questionnaire re plies and the university cal endar show that 30 per cent of U of L faculty received their final doctorates or masters de grees from Canadian institu tions 54 per cent received them from American universi ties and 13 per cent from other countries Three per cent of U of L faculty do not yet have mas ters Of total 52 per cent hold PhDs and 47 per cent hold Thirteen per cent of the fac ulty hold Canadian 30 per cent hold American PhDs and nine per cent hold PhDs from other Seventeen per cent of the faculty hold Canadian masters degrees as their highest de gree 24 per cent hold Ameri can MAs and four per cent hold MAs from other coun From the 33 per cent of respondents 44 per cent of Canadians and 17 per cent of foreign thought stu dent outlook could be affected by the citizenship of the faculty in their own About 54 per cent of the re spondents 67 per cent of Cana dians and 36 per cent of for eign thought student outlook would be affected by the citi zenship of faculty in other de In both about a quarter of the listed re sponses said they thought the effect on students would be beneficial they said it would be good for the students to be exposed to social and political thoughts people from other Only 15 per cent of the re spondents 21 per cent of Ca nadians and eight per cent for eign said they knew of Cana dian PhDhoIders who were un able to find jobs in Canadian About a third of them said many factors in addition to the number of foreign were involved in these peoples difficulties in finding About 35 per cent of re spondents 24 per cent of Ca nadians and 62 per cent for eign thought Canadian topics were covered in Canadian Twenty five per cent said Canadian texts were used often bill said there ncrn few Canadian textbooks One of tbc mosi telling criti cisms levelled by university faculty was thai iberc is an al most total lack of Canadian Some 85 per cent said Canadian texts were un available in their subject and 15 per cert said most of those winch arc avail able arc of poor About 97 per cent of re spondents gave one or both Forty three per rent of re spondents 51 per cent of Ca nadians nnd 32 per cent foreign thought the Moir com mittee to investigate foreign in fluence m Alberta postsecon dary education was Some 93 per cent of those re said they ap provctl if the studv is eon ducted and the results are used with Some added its major value would be to of L facu hv born outside MB clear the About 46 per cent of respondents 49 per cent of Canadians and 43 per cent of of the potential outcome i studys had any fears about the of the studv and 60 per cent 22 per cent of i 43 per cent of the per cent Canadian and 60 i Canadian respondents said they faculty said they DID per cent foreign said they j did not believe any of their j have some personal per cent of Americans and 67 per cent of those from other 1 V7 I siv What eign expressed some others feared the foreign colleagues at the U of 1 Of the foreign 148 answer questionaire llttS Free comment given on foreign makes a good administrator A good teacher Citizenship really has little to do with University of grant tenure guarantees permanent employment until they acquire i bridge and Lethbridge to define the Important Perhaps the mosi valuable re1 of PhDs on the market luze that it takes five years me about my citizenship Id ulty it would really only be a nity College faculty in faculty and admini suits oi a Herald questionnaire survey investigating foreign influence at the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge Community College were the free comments of the 148 of the Americans I know on Uiis campus would prefer to be thought of as Canadian immigrants I wish those detractors of foreign professors would a Canadian citizen give us a My only regret is that I didnt come here two years earlier so that when The Herald or the Moir committee to say Is a naturalized Canadian pure enough for the supernationalists among us If a university employed only Alberta citizens for school a university requires It is something of a compliment that so many wellqualified teachers from other countries WANT to become part of Canada and its education While they expressed some reservations in a Herald survey concerning citizenship of faculty members of pout i c a 1 sociology and related depart they said most spondents used terms such as academic general communiation performance A selection of comments Great achievements in art are to be found in of LCC As Canadian universities develop more graduate Canadian graduates will the individuals academic qualifications were of prime One U of L respondent All other thines beinp Those who expressed concern about citizenship being of SOME consideration in specialized departments also observed the place of many of me n possibility of classroom New San inside Until were just going to need If we neglect the fact echoed his Only tluce of 148 replies to the 267 questionnaires sent to outweighed many of tile One respondent pointed out tanbul sticking to just is a human institutions said that some of the bestknown berta would be simply a national should be on Canadian history One fears the emergence threequarters of 39 per cent thought Canadian topics end up with genuine Canadian political studies a narrowly conceived Community College was important in other well studied in stupidity 100 per other said the teaching in alism if this is taken to its members received but many pointed be about 80 per high school training third of the first group in their subject were so and one other both Canadian and Is a Canadian texbook according to a fifth of the second vocational before we open should be mostly teachers in the published in written affect would be are be they university or our future political science and his a Canadian who has never survey was carried out that it was American or even college both number of respondents o r y departments expressed out of Canada There are a questionnaire sent to make students as one reflect the e s t e d Canadian about care being taken of Canadian authors faculty and the as well as third said Canadian we should follow another employment of faculty for books available from member at the of saw sufficient there are enough and limit granting They added can publishers we just forms sent or 44 three respondents per cent said there were cent red blooded to Canadian a mixture of birthplaces a rotten publishing industry were cent said foreign enough Canadian available to take the American citizenship was also neces to the somewhat low were taking jobs 29 per cent up colleges wiJl employ in those to I fear the Moir few indications of Canadian faculty quality of those which dont have to belong holding foreign students to acquire a study because it is the type citizenship or and it can probably and about seven specific ethnic group an unlimited but international thing which whips up some that the tliree said manv Canadian rarelv heard outside the worst features of human nature narrowmindedness and illinformed of those who replied 22 per cent thought citizenship of the teacher could affect the LCC faculty concerned in this About three quarters of too A third also said the Moir committee to study foreign and the to appreciate English The members of the subsidy Im here because the in their own respondents said in Alberta post are lucky cal climate in the is unacceptable to while the climate in Canada is refreshing and encourages me to Whats Albertan about shown education was and most added they expected it would allay fears of a foreign takeover of Canadian to Canada a httle earlier than that is As I am not satisfied with the available I have started work on writing tlieck inflation spiral Bv HERB JOHNSON I The only way to break tha Herald Staff Writer spiral and achieve some lish 13 per cent national he was to Whats Albertan about mathematics Whats Albertan about automotives If the Moir committees Had personal fears of the outcome and 29 per cent said they thought others had fears of the outcome of the committees the question of Canadian PhDholders finding jobs unavailable for you assume a level of competence is automatically passed out with the Australian League of says the only way to break the current inflationary spiral is to introduce a form of consumer a subsidy to bring es Butler said this would have to be preceded by government aid in handling port is used it will point to some problems Canadians must seriously considerbut only if it is used There is nothing automatically wrong with a teacher from another No nation has the knowledge market To hire a secondrate Canadian over a firstrate foreigner is questionable to hire a has historically lacked a spirit of blind nationalism while still retaining a national pride in being whatever a Canadian is Canada has been referred to as the mixing pot of ethnic groups because it doss not force people to melt into the common Answers to a Herald survey on University of Lethbridge and discontent will What is an American What is a Canadian Until we can really tell the difference if there is a difference then we should make less fuss over Canada is in search of a national It cannot succeed if it continues to let it would appear that more LCC students are planning to go to the United States after they graduate from the than there are foreign faculty members at the As many as a quarter of LCCs potential graduates are considering transfer to colleges and universities to One hires not degrees and competent people rarely have trouble finding Nationality has nothing to do with good Students should not be pressed into a Canadian point of view God help us if we become so narrow and opinionated as to fear a persons views and in Lethbridge as part of a crosscountry speaking tour under the auspices of the Canadian League of said if the federal government would subsidize certain basic consumer items the price would be lowered to the point where the average wageearner could satisfy his he was what the workers wanted but the only way primarily of the plight of western he suggested the government should restructure existing debts into longer term loans at least 23 At the same time the interest rate should be lowered to around two pe he Fanners had been particularly hard tat by he because there was no one ondrate foreigner over a Community other countries do their him just because he achieve increased whom they could pass on in rate Canadian is seldom done but would be equally In general the Americans to the appointment of a provincial committee to assess the amount of foreign influence in postsecondary This nationalism thing weve suddenly found has been the curse of mankind and colleges are restricted to twoyear programs and so Alberta universities outside our perfect The next best tiling to Canadian textbooks is under the present system was to go for higher which simply resulted in eventual higher costs Their only recourse was to try to make ends meet by increasing with the know here are more reflect this of war throughout accept college students we look like wage hike that there was an over in their anti Americanism and their pro definition of Why do we want ior Americans the of be than are the The chief reason for lack faculty from the two academic jobs in Canada and in the United States is the current state of over we reached the apex of knowledge and teaching skill m Canada Or might we International Harvester Sales Service In from foreigners Students are entitled to the best and most highly ANNOUNCES ITS FABULOUS SPRING 1971 regardless of nationi ra A f f Witchhunting has not i I been a Canadian M f v K is wait until Im a citizen and can head the mf Vt Gilbert Paterson ElementaryJunior High School has organized the Paterson oddjob task designed to provide students with parttime afterschool I cams here because of and I would not like to see Canada follow in the footsteps of Uncle Sam with McCarthyistie paranoia Uncie may be a rich but IF CUff Paterson said the students will tracks his mud across the face of the 7V Jj i almost any odd want to cover my sins O sf f t p fence spring Maple L lawn am a Canadian and P day afternoon the I feel there walking and everything too much American 12 IN STOCK AND THESE COMPLETELY EQUIPPED UNITS WILL BE SOLD ON bridge residents can tliink in our f There would be no set fee but a policy of ami ONE TIME ONLY BASIS AT FABULOUS DISCOUNTS any of the which could de ORDERS ARE NOT some charge would be in the public mind be WKUCKJ MHC A little bit of spending nf this is not is what the students Cook solve this problem TYpE j MQDEL j p T o p 1 REG PRICB I think we should concern j T1ME The service was about weeding out the i i briefly last but had professors we 1FARMALL 140 Gas Gear 23 7 chance to get be they M i i c oon Cook he or anything Their 1 INTERNATIONAL i S44 Gas Gear jobs will start now and is a disaster foreign Colllr j 901 nf throughout the is oale beside 1 INTERNATIONAL i 624 Gas Gear 1 He said ho cammed tho an A on my forehead j 1FARMALL 656 Diesel hvdrosiohc i SClTOOl S MUdCntS and rCCClVCd itti vnnr hm Vtrnnrlmrf irrtn 1 O 1 7O 1 0 ffcfl more than m Mnlte J U S gfor five i ntf 1FARMALL 826 Goor 922 i Paterson is one of the citys voars f could find com f J INTERNATIONAL 856 Diesel Gear i most active community and is actively 11NTERNAT10NAL 856 Diesel Gear j new wflvs to bnns citv t TO AA A ne O 1 OH dents into the school juid not get too 1INTERNATIONAL i 856 Diesel Gear 1 1 its students m contact toWe INTERNATIONAL I 856 Diesel Gear i Eveiyone with odd to other nES FARMALl 856 Diesel Gear 1005 the task force can contact get us a bigger percentj i n i age of Why J IFARMALL 1026 j Cook or Sharon Gibb at by telephoning 327j9o so many Canadians leave Canada and leave their jobs j 1FARMALt j 1456 Diesel Gear 1 Share J X cT SS JVERY FARMER KNOWS HARVESTER JRACTORS ARE FAMED WORLD OVER 1 COALDALE HNS just write that the universities and colleges THE TIME fjjjjj imtRNATIONAL HARVESTER Marinus Van Bcvercn of the matter how F i i WjS CREDIT CORPORATION nadian Reformed Church he should not spoke at the recent annual unless he has a good i njmjmfc 1 t eral meeting of shareholders of the Coaldale Community Hospital Association of the English Unless equal employment opportunities are ensured f SALES AND Bear yc one anothers who make the 304 STAFFORD LETHBRIDGE PHONE was the theme effort to earn Vaa Boverens widespread de1 c ;