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1970


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Date: 1970 January 1.

Event: The Office of International Programmes is established to act as the administrative arm of the York- Kenya Project, which trains Kenyan civil servants at York. Professor Tillo E. Kuhn is appointed Director, effective January 1, 1970.

The York University Transport Centre is established to promote, support and co-ordinate prorammes of study and research in the field of transport. Professor Ivan T. Feltham is Acting Director.

Category: Administrative History ? Faculty

Source: Archives and Special Collections Chronology, York Communiqué, May 1970 p.3; York University Gazette, August 1970, p.25


Date: 1970 January 22.

Event: The Senate approves the recommendation of the Council of the Faculty of Arts and Science that the name of the Faculty be changed to the ?Faculty of Arts.?

Category: Administrative History ? Institution

Source: York University Gazette, August 1970, p.2


Date: 1970 January 22.

Event: The Schools Liaison Office of the University mounts a Symposium for Senior Students of Ontario Secondary Schools (January 22 ? 24). Ontario high school students are invited to submit research papers or creative projects on subjects of interest to each student. The entries will be judged by a panel of faculty members. The winners are invited to York to present and discuss their work, and stay on campus in residence.

Category: Cultural Life – Students

Source: York Communiqué, November 1969 p.1


Date: 1970 February 23. * Kent pls summarize conclusion for me, improve report entry

Event: The Report of the Presidential Committee on Physical Education and Athletics is submitted to President Ross. The Committee included: Chairman Dr. R.W.I. Urquhart (member of the Board of Governors,) and members Dr. Glendon Schubert (professor of Political Science), Mr. Paul Koster (President of York Student Federation) Mr. Colin McAndrews, Secretary (special officer in the Office of the President.)

Category: Academic Life; Cultural Life – University

Source: R.W. I. Urquhart, Report of the Presidential Committee on Physical Education and Athletics, p. ?


Date: 1970 February.

Event: The Task Force on Canadian Education (a York body) meets to study the nature and development of Canadian education at York University. The task force will examine the citizenship of teaching staff and members of the major decision making bodies at York, look at what is taught and what is learned by York students, and the overall context in which the educational process is taking place. The Task Force on Canadian Education members are: Greg Beadling, Frances Gregory, John Huot, Terry Sulyma and Andy Stanley.

Category: Academic Life

Source: Manus, 1970-1971, p.71


Date: 1970 March 4.

Event: The 1970 Frank Gerstein Lecture Series, ?Tradition and Revolution? runs from March 4 through March 18. The guest lecturers are Dr. Ivan Illich, founder and chairman of the Board of the Intercultural Centre of Documentation, Cuernavarce, Mexico; Dr. C.S. Holling, Professor and Director of the Institute of Animal Resource Ecology; Dr. George Grant, Professor of Religion, McMaster University; and Dr. Robert J. Lifton, Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University.

Source: York Communiqué, May 1970, p.3


Date: 1970 April.

Event: The University of Toronto – York University Joint Programme in Transportation is announced by the Canadian Transport Commission. The Commission presents the Programme with a cheque for $140,000 and promises more money over the next four years. Plans for the Joint Programme include co-ordinated research activities.

Category: Administrative History – Institution

Source: York Communiqué, May 1970, p.3


Date: 1970 April 3.

Event: College “E” (Stong) sponsors the first Canadian, James Joyce Symposium as part of its “York 10″ celebrations.

Category: Academic Life

Source: York University Gazette, August 1970, p.97


Date: 1970 April 23.

Event: The Search for a new president has revealed a great deal of disunity between the Board of Governors and the faculty. There are many disagreements about the process of selecting a shortlist of candidates for the Search Committee. The Senate passes the following motion, “The Senate asserts that the Board of Governors would display bad judgement unless it appoints a candidate from among those receiving unqualified support by the Search Committee.” This motion is also endorsed by the CYSF.

Category: Administrative History ? Government

Source: Manus, 1970 ? 1971, p. 50


Date: 1970 May 1.

Event: At a Board of Governors Special meeting, the Board unanimously approves the Presidential Search Committee’s recommendation to invite Dr. David W. Slater to assume the position of President and Vice-Chancellor of York University. Dr. Slater accepts. He will begin his term of office on July 1, 1970. (President Slater?s Installation is held on October 30, 1970)

Category: Administrative History – Faculty; Administrative History – Government

Source: Manus, 1970-1971 pg.51; York University Gazette, August 1970, p.14; York University Gazette, 21 October, 1970, p.1


Date: 1970 May 26.

Event: May 26 – May 31 is “York 10 Week.” A university wide celebration of York’s tenth anniversary. The university holds an open house for the public. There are Convocation ceremonies, there is an International Squash Tournament at the Tait McKenzie Building, official openings of three buildings, exhibits and displays by different Faculties and Departments, there is an exhibit of rare bibles in the Central Plaza, and a film produced by the Instructional Aid Resources Department, “York 10.”

Category: Cultural Life – University

Source: “York 10 programme” (document) Presidents’ papers. York University Archives


Date: 1970 May 26.

Event: The ‘extension’ of the 1970 Gerstein Lectures ‘Tradition and Revolution’ are presented as part of the “York 10″ events on May 26, 27, and 28. “The Student Revolution” by Dr. Harold Taylor, former President of Sarah Lawrence College, N.Y.; “Protest and Prospect” by Dr. Jacob Bronowski, Senior Fellow and Trustee of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego. These are followed by a Gerstein Lecture Panel discussing “Tradition and Revolution” with Lord James of Rusholme, Dr. Harold Taylor and Dr. Jacob Bronowski. Chaired by Dr. Lionel Rubinoff.

Source: York Communiqué, May 1970, pg.2; ?York 10 programme? (document) Presidents? papers. York University Archives


Date: 1970 May 29.

Event: The University Convocation Ceremonies are held outdoors on the paved area to the east of the Ross Humanities and Social Sciences Building. The Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, degrees are conferred on Canadian actress Kate Reid, Lord James of Rushome, Vice-Chancellor of the University of York, Mr. Robert McMichael, Curator of the McMichael Conservatory of Art, Kleinburg. The Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, degrees are conferred on Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Undersecretary General of the United Nations, and Dr. Myres S. McDougal, Sterling Professor of Law at Yale University.

Following the Convocation ceremonies, the Ross Humanities and Social Sciences Building and the outdoor, Amphitetheatre are officially opened and dedicated.

In the evening, the Board of Governors hosts the University?s Tenth Anniversary Dinner to celebrate York’s first decade, and to honour Dr. Murray G. Ross.

(The Glendon College Convocation is held on May 30, 1970 where Mr., McMichael receives his degree. 60 of the graduands are the first graduates of Glendon?s Honours Bachelor of Arts Programme.)

(Dr. McDougal’s degree is conferred as part of Osgoode Hall Law School?s Convocation Ceremonies on Jun 5, 1970.)

Category: Academic Life

Source: “York 10 programme” Presidents’ papers. York University Archives;

York Communiqué, May 1970, p.1, 3, 8; ; York History Research Project, ?Information Sheet ? 1970?, p. V; ?York University Board of Governors Dinner to celebrate the first ten years of York and to honour Dr. Murray G. Ross,? Presidents? papers. York University Archives; York University Gazette, August 1970, p. 13


Date: 1970 July 1.

Event: There are a number of administrative appointments. Dr. David W. Slater becomes York University?s second President and Vice-Chancellor. Dr. Hugh Parry succeeds Dr. John Conway as Master of Founder?s College, Desmond E.S. Maxwell is appointed Master of Winters College,

Professor Ian Sowton is appointed Master-designate of College “F”. Professor Ian Gentles is appointed Dean of Students and Master of Residence, Glendon College. Hartwell Bowsfield is appointed first University Archivist and Lecturer in the Department of History.

Category: Administrative History ? Institution

Source: York University Gazette, August 1970, p.17


Date: 1970 July 1.

People: The Board of Governors, 1970 ? 1971

  • William Pearson Scott, Chairman
  • Allen T. Lambert, Vice-Chairman
  • Floyd S. Chalmers, Chancellor
  • David W. Slater, President
  • Alex E. Barron
  • Mrs. John David Eaton
  • Theodore J. Emmert
  • Ivan Reid Feltham
  • George R. Gardiner
  • Bertrand Gerstein
  • Norman S. Grace
  • John Morgan Gray
  • Michael Milan Koerner
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice Bora Laskin
  • John D. Leitch
  • A.J. Little
  • L.G. Lumbers
  • Robert M. MacIntosh
  • William Mahoney
  • Eli W. Mandel
  • W.F. McLean
  • Alfred Powis
  • John S. Proctor
  • John H. Taylor
  • Edwin H. Walker

Category: Administrative History – Government

Source: York University Faculty of Arts Calendar 1970-71, p.8


Date: 1968 July 1

People: University Administration, 1970 – 1971

  • David W. Slater, President
  • Dennis M. Healy, Vice-President (Academic)
  • William W. Small, Vice-President (Administration)
  • H. Bruce Parkes, Vice-President (Finance)
  • Arthur C. Johnson, Vice-President (Academic Services)
  • John A. Becker, Assistant Vice-President
  • John T. Saywell, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Harold I. Schiff, Dean of the Faculty of Science
  • Harry S. Crowe, Dean of the Joseph E. Atkinson College
  • Michael Collie, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • James M. Gillies, Dean of the Faculty of Administrative Studies
  • Gerald E. Le Dain, Dean of the Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Gerald A.P. Carrothers, Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies
  • Jules Heller, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Albert V. Tucker, Principal of Glendon College
  • Hugh Parry, Master of Founders College
  • C. David Fowle, Master of Vanier College
  • Desmond E.S. Maxwell, Master of Winters College
  • George Tatham, Master of McLaughlin College
  • Virginia Rock, Master of ?E? College (Stong)
  • William D. Farr, Secretary of the University
  • Thomas F. O’Connell, Director of Library Services
  • Robert Rae, Director Centre for Continuing Education
  • M.A. Bider, Registrar
  • Bryce M. Taylor, Director of Physical Education and Athletics
  • A. Ross Dawson, Director of Campus Planning
  • Neal McK. Agnew, Director of Psychological Services
  • Wilfrid Sanders, Director of Information
  • F.B.D. Simpkin, Director of Computer Services
  • Arthur F. Knowles, Director of Instructional Aid Resources.

Category: Administrative History ? Government

Source: York University Faculty of Arts Calendar 1970-71, pp.9 – 10


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