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Date: 1965 January.

Event: The Board of Governors gives its approval, in principle, to the establishment of the Faculty of Administrative Studies and the Division of Business within the Faculty. A Dean will be appointed for July 1, 1965 and the Faculty will start to offer courses in the 1966 – 1967 academic year.

Category: Academic Life; Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 30 January 1965, p.8.


Date: 1965 January.

Event: The Faculty of Graduate Studies recommends that an interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Experimental Space Sciences (C.R.E.S.S.) be established in 1965 – 1966. The Centre will offer graduate courses in Chemistry and Physics. Professor Ralph Nicholls is appointed Director. C.R.E.S.S. is approved by the Board of Governors in February 1965.

Source: York University Gazette, 30 January 1965, p.4; York University Gazette, 31 March 1965, p.11; York University History Research Project, ?Information Sheet – 1965?, p. I.


Date: 1965 January.

Event: The Board accepts the Board of Governors Committee on Names? suggestion to designate the first college on the York campus “Founders College.

Category: Buildings and Property.

Source: York University Gazette, 30 January 1965, p.6.


Date: 1965 January 1.

Event: Changes are made to York University?s administrative structure, with the establishment of four vice-presidential Offices. H. Bruce-Parkes is appointed Vice-President (Finance,) Edward L. Pattullo is appointed Vice-President (University Affairs,) William W. Small is appointed Vice-President (Administration.) The office of Vice-President (Academic Affairs) is left vacant for the time being.

Category: Administrative History ? Government; Administrative History – Faculty.

Source: York University Gazette, 30 January 1965, p.14.


Date: 1965 January 20.

Event: Mr. Escott Reid is appointed first Principal of Glendon College, effective Jan. 1, 1966.

Source: Murray G. Ross, T hese five years, p. 23; York University Gazette, 30 January 1965, p.14; York University press release, 20 January 1965. Presidents? papers. York University Archives.


Date: 1965 January

Event: The theme of the 1965 York University Invitation Lectures, The Frank Gerstein Series is “The Fine Arts and the University.” Special lecturers are: A. Whitney Griswold, John P. Coolidge, F. Curtis Canfield, Vincent Scully, Eduard F. Sekler. The lectures are held on successive Thursday evenings.

The published version of the first York University Invitational / Gerstein Lectures “The University and the New World” (1962), (Macmillan Company of Canada) with approximately 1000 copies sold, goes into its second printing. “Imagination and the University” (the 1963 Gerstein Lectures) is also published.

Category: Cultural Life – University.

Source: Murray G. Ross, Those Ten years, p. 31; York University Gazette, 31 October 1965, p.22.


Date: 1965 February.

Event: The Board of Governors establishes The Standing Committee for Liaison with the Senate. Its purpose is to meet with the Senate Executive from to consider issues of mutual interest regarding the programs and well being of York University. The Chairman of the Board of Governors and the President are ex-officio members. Members include Mr. Frederick Gardiner, Mr. Bertrand Gerstein, Mr. John Gray, Mr. Allen Lambert, Mr. A.J. Little and Mr. John H. Taylor.

Category: Administrative History – Government.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 March 1965, p.10


Date: 1965 February 1.

Event: The Board announces the ” Founders Fund”, the first public fund-raising campaign to “assist York to realize its plans for the future.” The goal is to raise $15 000 000. The Board approves of using the “Y” tree symbol, and adopts the slogan “Plant now that seeds may grow.” Gifts of $5 000 will be recognized by plaques on rooms, gifts of $1 000 – $4 999 will be recognized by plaques on trees. The members of the Board of Governors’ Founders Fund Committee are: Chairman, Allen T. Lambert, and two Vice-Chairmen: Mr. W.C. Harris and Mr. W.P. Scott .

Category: Cultural Life ? University; Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 30 January 1965, p.6, 14.


Date: 1965 March.

Event: The Senate gives final reading to a statute to establish the Institute for Behavioural Research. A Senate Standing Committee for Behavioural Research is established to advise the Director of the Institute.

Category: Academic Life; Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 March 1965, p. 6.


Date: 1965 March 2.

Event: The Steering Committee for the “Founder’s College Student Council” is established. In January 1966 there will be a full Executive to replace the Steering Committee. The Chairman is Malcolm Jackson and the Vice-Chairman is Howard Nemtin.

Category: Administrative History ? Student Organizations.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 March 1965, p.16.


Date: 1965 March 15.

Event: The Glendon College Student Council is established. The President is Alan Young. The first Vice-President is Garnet Barlow and the second Vice-President is J. McDonald.

Category: Administrative History ? Student Organizations.

Source: York University Gazette 31 March 1965, p. 16.


Date: 1965 March 25.

Event: The York University Student Council presents its annual Honours Awards to graduating students who attain high academic standing and who have made significant contributions to the university’s extracurricular life. The 1965 General Honours Awards are presented to Gordon Andrews, David Bell, Dan Kantel, Peter Clute, Norman Cook and Dixie Gill. The Dean George Tatham Award is presented to Victor Hori, the Dr. Alice W. Turner Award is presented to Barbara Hill and the Dr. Murray G. Ross Award for academic excellence and overall contribution is given to Frederick Gorbet.

Category: Academic Life; Cultural Life – Students.

Source: York University press release, 26 March 1965. Presidents’ papers. York University Archives


Date: 1965 April 9.

Event: At a special meeting of Senate, the Senators unanimously endorse the revised York University Act. It had previously been endorsed by the Board Committee for Liaison with Senate, the Senate Executive Committee, and the York University Faculty Association. The Board of Governors subsequently gives its approval to the revised Act, and requests that it be sent on to the Minister for University Affairs with the request that it be presented to the Government as a Bill for the current session of the Legislature.

Category: Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 May 1965, p.2.


Date: 1965 May 25.

Event: The first full-time faculty members for part-time students are appointed to Atkinson College. The new appointments are the following: Donald F. Theall, David Wood, K.H.M. Creal, Leslie Mezei, Michael L. Kay, Walter B. Carter, William E. Mann and Ralph Blackmore. Before these appointments teaching at Atkinson College was conducted by part-time scholars from the community or by full-time members of the Faculty of Arts and Science at York.

Category: Academic Life.

Source: York University press release, 25 May 1965. Presidents? papers. York University Archives.


Date: 1965 June 1.

Event: R.F. Farquharson who dies on June 1, 1965. A memorial service is held on June 9 at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto. To recognize Dr. Farquharson’s “invaluable ” contributions to the University’s development, the Board unanimously agrees to name the first science building on the York campus “The Farquharson Life Sciences Building.” Cleeve Van Horne donates a bronze bust of Dr. Farquharson to be displayed in the building.

Category: Cultural Life – University.


Date: 1965 June 23.

Events: Bill 149, The York University Act, 1965, receives Royal Assent in the Ontario Legislature. The York University Act, 1959 c. 145 is repealed.

Category: Administrative History – Institution.

Source: Bill 149, The York University Act, 1965, 3 rd Session, 27 th Legislature, Ontario 13 ? 14 Elizabeth II, 1965; York University Gazette, 31 August 1965, p.7.


Date: 1965 June 24.

Event: York University hosts a dinner to mark the end of the five-year affiliation with the University of Toronto. Ornamental keys are presented by the Honourable Robert H. Winters, Chairman, York University Board of Governors, and Dr. Murray G. Ross, President of York University, to Mr. Henry Borden, Chairman of the University of Toronto Board of Governors, and to Dr. Claude T. Bissell, President of the University of Toronto. They also present an illustrated scroll expressing the gratitude of York University to University of Toronto’s Board of Governors, Senate and Faculty. In return, Mr. Borden and President Bissell present Mr. Winters and President Ross with a red morocco leather, guest book with the white rose emblem of York, and the deed to the Glendon property, sold to York for the sum of $1.00.

Category: Cultural Life – University.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 May 1965, p.28.


Date: 1965 June 24.

Event: A special meeting of Senate is held to plan Glendon College?s development. The Senate statement on Glendon College announces that “Glendon College is to be established as a liberal arts college with a special emphasis on public affairs.” The Senate approves that interdisciplinary courses be offered ?wherever it is considered reasonable and feasible.? Senate also ?views with sympathy? the principle that Glendon College students be encouraged to become bilingual. Final reading is given to a motion to establish the Glendon Faculty Council.

Category: Academic Life; Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 August 1965, pp.2-3.


Date: 1965 June 30.

Event: York’s affiliation with the University of Toronto is officially ended by mutual agreement.

Category: Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 May 1965, p.28.


Date: 1965 June 30.

Event: Professor Edgar McInnis resigns as Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Professor M.H. Appley is appointed second Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 1965.

Category: Administrative History – Faculty.

Source: Murray G. Ross, President?s Report 1965 – 1966, p. 4; York University press release, 20 May 1965. Presidents? papers. York University Archives.


Date: 1965 July 1.

Event: Professor James Gillies is appointed Assistant to the President (for Education in Business). His role is to recommend faculty appointments, and develop curriculum.

Category: Administrative History – Faculty.

Source: Murray Ross, These five years, p.22; Murray Ross, President?s Report 1965 – 1966, p. 4.


Date: 1965 August.

Event: Most of the staff move from the Frost Library, on the Glendon campus to the Steacie Library on the Keele Street campus. Nearly all of the library?s collection remains at the Frost Library because the bulk of the university?s courses are still taught at Glendon. There is planing for a main library, an administrative science library and a law library. The Steacie Library will serve as the Administrative Centre for the University. It will temporarily house the university?s departments, the president?s office, the vice-presidents? offices, the campus planning office, the information development office, the office of the registrar, the main library and the science library.

Category: Buildings and property.

Source: Murray Ross, President’s Report 1965 – 1966, pp. 54-63.


Date: 1965 September 9.

Event: The first Faculty of Graduate Studies Council meeting is held. Dean Appley is Chairman, T.E. Reid is Secretary of the Council, and Grace Bray is recording Secretary. Five programs of graduate study are offered: Psychology (MA/ Ph.D.), Chemistry (M.Sc./Ph.D.), Physics (M.Sc./Ph.D.), Biology (M.SC.), and C.R.E.S.S. There are 37 graduate students enrolled in the Faculty.

Category: Academic Life.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 Oct 1965 p.2.


Date: 1965 September 20.

Event: Classes begin on the Keele Street campus and the Glendon campus. There are five buildings on campus. 1 458 day students and 2 389 evening students are registered. There are sixteen teaching Departments and Divisions in the Faculty of Arts. The number of teaching staff doubles. In 1964 there were 84 faculty members, in 1965 – 1966 there are over 150 faculty members at York.

Founders College is the first college on campus to be opened, with Professor John J. Conway as Master of the College. The Senior Tutor is Professor John Priestly.

Category: Academic Life; Administrative History – Institution.

Source: Murray G. Ross, President?s Report 1965 – 1966, p. 6; Murray G. Ross, These five years, p.14; York University press release, 24 May 1965. Presidents’ papers. York University Archives.


Date: 1965 September 27.

Event: Atkinson Classes begin. Atkinson College organizes itself into four academic divisions with Directors. The Directors are: Professor T.H. Leith, Associate Dean and Acting Director of Natural Science; Professor K.H.M. Creal, Director of Humanities; Professor G.E. Eaton, Director of Professional Studies; Professor D.W. Rossides, Director of Social Science.

Category: Administrative History ? Faculty; Administrative History – Institution.

Source: Murray Ross, President’s Report 1965 ? 1966, pp.46-48.


Date: 1965 September 28.

Event: The first meeting of the Glendon College Council takes place. Mr. Escott M. Reid is elected Chairman and F.F. Schindeler is Secretary.

Category: Academic Life.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 December 1965, p.3.


Date: 1965 October 1.

Event: The first meeting of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Administrative Studies is held. Dr. James Gillies is elected Chairman, Mr. D.S. Rickerd is Secretary of the Council and Mrs. A. Fletcher is Recording Secretary.

Category: Academic Life.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 Oct 1965, p.3 .


Date: 1965 October 15.

Event: York University’s Keele Street Campus is officially opened by His Excellency General, the Right Honourable Georges P. Vanier, Governor-General of Canada. Approximately 2 500 members of the University, the community and invited guests attend. Dr. Nathan M. Pusey, President of Harvard, speaks briefly at the Convocation, and later at a dinner held at Founders College. The Honourable Robert H. Winters announces that the second college on the York campus to open in September 1966 will be named in honour of the Governor-General. The Farquharson Life Sciences Building is opened, as well as the Steacie Library, (named to honour the late E.W. R. Steacie, President of the National Research Council for many years). Curtis Lecture Hall, (named to honour Field Marshal W.A. Curtis,) is opened, as well as Burton Memorial Auditorium, (named in honour of the late Charles L. Burton, a Canadian businessman active in support of higher education). The Glendon Fieldhouse is named “Proctor Fieldhouse” in honour of Mr. John S. Proctor, founding member of the Board of Governors and Chairman of the Board Planning and Building Committee which, has “shouldered the responsibility for planning York’s extensive building program.”

Category: Buildings and Property.

Source: Globe and Mail, October 21, 1965; Murray G. Ross, President’s Report 1965 – 1966, p.50; York University Gazette, 31 August 1965, p.13; York University Gazette, 31 October 1965, p.20.


Date: 1965 October 25.

Event: The affiliation of Osgoode Hall Law School with York University is announced by President Ross and John D. Arnup, Q.C., Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Osgoode Hall Law School will become a Faculty of York University on July 1, 1968. The York Board of Governors, and the Benchers of the Ontario Law Society gives their approval on October 15. Senate approval is obtained November 17. York will offer all members of Osgoode?s faculty equivalent positions on the York faculty.

Category: Administrative History – Institution; Administrative History – Faculty.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 October 1965, p.19.


Date: 1965 November 5.

Event: The first Annual Banquet of the York University Alumni Association is held at the Inn-on-the-Park, Toronto. Mr. Escott Reid is the speaker. The first officers of the Alumni Association are: the President, Bruce Bryden; the Vice-President for 1963, Tom Boehm; the Vice-President for 1964, Peter Wallis.

Category: Cultural Life – Students.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 October 1965, p.40.


Date: 1965 November 17.

Event: The Senate passes a statute establishing the following honorary degrees: the Doctor of Laws (L.L.D), the Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.), the Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) The academic dress (York hood, the prescriptions for academic gowns and caps) as recommended by the Special Committee on Ceremonials is approved. A Board-Senate Consultative Committee on Honorary Degrees is established.

Category: Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 December 1965.


Date: 1965 November 27.

Event: The official opening of the York University Theatre Program takes place, with theatre, film and performances in Burton Hall. Guest soloist for the occasion is Maureen Forrester. The members of the York University Theatre Program Committee are: Mrs. J.D. Leitch (Chairman), Mrs. Dalton Camp, Mrs. Westcott W. Cherry and Mrs. Bertrand Gerstein. The Committee?s staff members are: H.B.M. Best, J.J. Conway, W.A. McCauley, D.F. Theall, and student representative Malcolm Jackson, Founders College.

Category: Cultural Life – University; Academic Life.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 October 1965, p. 24.


Date: 1965 December 3

Event: Planning for the College system, the Masters of the first four colleges are named. Joining Professor Conway, the Master of Founders College, will be: Professor C. David Fowle, who will become Master of Vanier College on July 1, 1966; Professor Donald S. Rickerd, who will become Master of Winters College on July 1, 1967; and Professor George Tatham , who will be the Master of the fourth college (McLaughlin) on July 1, 1968. A Presidential Committee of College Masters is established in the fall of 1965.

Category: Administrative History ? Faculty; Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 October 1965, p.21, 25.


Date: 1965 December 16.

Event: The Senate approves the Master of Business Administration program as presented and approved by the Graduate Council on December 9, 1965.

Category: Academic Life.

Source: York University Gazette, 31 December 31, 1965.


Date: 1965 December 23.

Event: The Atkinson Charitable Foundation donates $800 000 to the University to aid the first phase of the construction of Atkinson College, and the College Hall – Elmina Elliot Atkinson Hall.

Category: Buildings and Property.

Source: York University press release, 23 December 1965. Presidents? papers. York University Archives.


Date: 1965 December 31.

Event: The Honourable Robert H. Winters resigns as Chairman of the Board of Governors following his election to Parliament. He remains a member of the Board of Governors. William Pearson Scott becomes second chairman of the Board of Governors effective January 1, 1966.

Category: Administrative History – Government.

Source: “The York University Board of Governors Dinner to celebrate the first ten years of York and to honour Dr. Murray G. Ross” Chronology. Presidents’ papers. York University Archives.


FOUNDERS

Date: 1965 July 1.

People: The Board of Governors, 1965-1966

  • The Honourable Robert H. Winters, Chairman (resigns as Chairman December 31, 1965)
  • W.P. Scott, Chairman (effective January 1, 1966-)
  • Allen T. Lambert, Vice-Chairman
  • Air Marshal W.A. Curtis, Chancellor
  • Murray G. Ross, President
  • Edgar G. Burton
  • Mrs. John David Eaton
  • R.F. Farquharson
  • Frederick G. Gardiner
  • George R. Gardiner
  • Bertrand Gerstein
  • John Gray
  • W.C. Harris
  • J. William Horsey
  • W.F. James
  • John D. Leitch
  • The Honourable T. D’Arcy Leonard
  • A.J. Little
  • L.G. Lumbers
  • William Mahoney
  • David B. Mansur
  • W.F. McLean
  • John S. Proctor
  • John H. Taylor
  • Edwin H. Walker

Category: Administrative History – Government.

Source: Murray Ross, These five years, Appendix B “The Board of Governors”, pp.103-104.


Date: 1965 July 1.

People: York University Administration 1965-1966

  • Murray G. Ross, President
  • Henry B.M. Best, Assistant to the President
  • James Gillies, Assistant to the President (for Education in Business)
  • J.H. Appley, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • John T. Saywell, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Edward L. Pattullo, Vice-President (University Affairs) and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science (January 1 – September 1, 1965)
  • Willard W. Piepenburg, Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Harold I. Schiff, Director of the Natural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Dr. George Tatham, Dean of Students and Assistant Principal Glendon College
  • John J. Conway, Master of the First College
  • Escott Reid, Principal, Glendon College (effective July 1, 1966)
  • Howard Langille, Director of Physical Education and Athletics (Glendon)
  • Bryce M. Taylor, Director of Physical Education and Athletics (York)
  • D. McCormack Smyth, Dean of the Joseph E. Atkinson College
  • William W. Small, Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary of the Board of Governors
  • Bruce Parkes, Vice-President (Finance)
  • Thomas F. O’Connell, Director of Library Services
  • W. Royce Butler, Assistant Director of Libraries
  • Arthur C. Johnson, Director of Campus Planning
  • John K. Armour, Director of Physical Plant
  • Donald S. Rickerd, Registrar and Secretary of the Senate
  • Dr. Dee G. Appley, Director of Psychological Services
  • Wilfrid Sanders, Director of Information and Publications

Category: Administrative History – Government.

Source: Murray G. Ross, President?s Report, 1965- 1966, p.54; Murray G. Ross, These five years, Appendix D “York University Faculty and Staff”, pp.112 – 122.


Introduction 1955-1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 and beyond - Bibliography