All True Things: A History of the University of Alberta, 1908-2008

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University of Alberta Press, 2008 - Education - 371 pages
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All True Things is a critical history of the genesis and evolution of the University of Alberta and a splendid way to mark the University’s centennial. Professor Emeritus of History and alumnus, Rod Macleod, relates the University’s coming of age against the parallel history of the Province of Alberta’s remarkable growth. All True Things—a variation on the University of Alberta’s motto, Quścumque Vera, or, “Whatsoever Things Are True”—uncovers times of triumph and trouble by examining key people, circumstances, and decisions of that first century. What emerges is an enduring narrative of an institutional will to thrive and become a vibrant centre of learning. As the University embarks on its second century, this definitive source of information and reflection on institutional history and governance will inspire future leaders and policy makers and delight the University of Alberta’s many friends far and wide.

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Contents

Mr Rutherfords University
13
A Terrible Price
41
The Only Medical School Between Winnipeg and Peking
61
Hard Times 19241928
81
Coping with Calamity 19281935
97
The University and Mr Aberhart
117
Soldiering On
133
Treading Water 19501956
157
Planning for the Baby Boomers 19571963
177
Higher Mathematics
211
Frankly Conflicting Points of View 19741979
227
A Pretty Good University? 19791986
245
The Perils of Paul 19871994
269
Recovering from Ralph 19942000
289
Bigger or Better?
309
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About the author (2008)

Rod Macleod was professor of History and Classics at the University of Alberta.

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