York University: The Way Must Be Tried

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Dec 11, 2008 - History - 328 pages
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In York University: The Way Must Be Tried, Michiel Horn weaves archival research and interviews into a compelling narrative, documenting the development of an institution committed to helping professors and studies reach across disciplinary boundaries. He covers the challenges York has faced through the years - from the 1963 faculty "revolt," to the troubled search for a successor to founding president Murray Ross, to the budgetary problems that led to the resignation of President David Slater, as well as its many innovations and triumphs - including bilingualism at Glendon College, Osgoode Hall Law School's Parkdale legal clinic, and Canada's first concurrent Bachelor of Education program. The philosophies that guide the faculties of administrative studies, fine arts, and environmental studies, and the ground-breaking research done in science and engineering are explored in detail.
 

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Contents

Founding a University
3
These Five Years
21
The New Campus
61
Conflict and Challenge
117
New Directions
161
York Past and Present
217
Interviews conversations correspondence
263
Officers honours heads of associations 19592008
266
Research centres and institutes
273
York University buildings with dates and architects where known
274
Notes
277
Select bibliography
299
Illustration credits
301
Index of names
305
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Michiel Horn is professor emeritus of history, York University, and the author and editor of numerous books, most recently Academic Freedom in Canada: A History.

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