1971 and Beyond
Calumet College, for off-campus students, is established without its own building.
Harbinger Community Services, a social agency to the university neighbourhood, is established. Lakeshore Teachers’ College is affiliated with York University.(Will eventually form the basis of the Faculty of Education.)
Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science offer courses under those names for the first time.
Scott Library is opened. Robert McIntosh is appointed chair of the Board of Governors.
Art Gallery of York University is opened.
Norman Bethune College buildings are opened on the Keele Street campus.
Faculty of Administrative Studies opens its new building on the Keele Street campus.
Department of Information and Publication is established.
Faculty of Education offers its first courses.
Office of Research Administration is announced.
David W. Slater resigns as President. First Richard Storr, then John Yolton are announced as interim presidents.
Walter Gordon is named chancellor.
Development of Teaching Skills Programme is established.
Total enrolment (undergraduate and graduate) tops twenty thousand (21,409).
H. Ian Macdonald is announced as president of York University.
Joint Centre for Modern East Asia Studies is established by York and the University of Toronto.
York-Ryerson Computing Centre begins offering administrative computing services to the university.
Counselling and Development Centre, successor to Psychological Services, is opened.
Faculty of Fine Arts announces the establishment of Departments of Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts.
Vice-president (administration) takes over from vice-president (finance).
Scrip is introduced as payment for food by resident students; first sale of scrip goes forward in March.
President’s Commission on Goals and Objectives for the University is instituted.
Office of the Advisor to the President on the Status of Women at York University is established.
James J. Lewtas is named chair of the Board of Governors; dies the same year.
Administrative reorganization of the executive officers of the university results in new positions.
Vice-president (employee and student relations) assumes duties of former vice-president and former vice-president
Vice-president (university services) is created to take on some of the duties of former vice-president (administration).
Assistant vice-president (student relations) takes on responsibilities of former assistant vice-president (student affairs).
Creation of a new post, executive vice-president, is announced.
Department of Communications is established.
York Youth Connection, a summer programme of arts for youngsters in the Jane-Finch neighbourhood, offers its first programme.
York University Faculty Association is recognized as a bargaining unit.
Development of Teaching Skills Programme [sc]dots[xsc] becomes an independent programme and its name shortened to Teaching Skills Programme.
York student security begins as an adjunct security service staffed by students.
Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean is established.
John P. Robarts is named chancellor of the university.
York University Staff Association stages a strike in October.
Metropolitan Toronto Track and Field Centre opens on the York campus.
York University Fine Arts on Markham, a gallery in downtown Toronto, is opened and closed in the same year.
LaMarsh Research Programme on Violence and Conflict Resolution is established.
Education Development Office, successor to Development of Teaching Skills Programme, is introduced.
Art Gallery of York University is expanded.
York University Fund, “In pursuit of tomorrow”, seeking to raise $15 million over five years, is announced.
Total enrolment (undergraduate and graduate) tops thirty thousand (30,199).
Chancellor John P. Robarts dies.
Women’s Studies Programme in the Faculty of Arts offers its first courses.
Administrative reorganization of executive officers.
Vice-president (finance and employee relations) takes on the responsibilities of vice-president (employee and student relations).
Vice-president (external relations and university development) assumes the duties of vice-president (finance and development).
Associate vice-president (management and information services) takes up responsibilities.
J. Tuzo Wilson is named chancellor.
Institute for Behavioural Research is renamed Institute for Social Research.
University introduces its first Provost.
Committee on Race and Ethnic Relations is established.
York International is introduced as successor to Office of International Services.
West Office Building is constructed.
Harry W. Arthurs is named president of York University.
Vice-president (external relations and university development) retires; responsibilities are divided between vice-president (external relations) and vice-president (finance and administration).
York University Development Corporation is established.
National Tennis Centre is opened on the Keele Street campus.
A faculty strike takes place in March.
Vice-president (institutional affairs) is created as an upgrade of former associate vice-president (management information and planning).
Vice-president (finance and administration) is announced.
Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies takes over from Joint Centre for Modern East Asia.
Lumbers Building, Faculty of Environmental Studies, is built.
Total enrolment (undergraduate, graduate, non-degree) tops forty thousand (40,723).
Department of Alumni Affairs is launched.
Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry is announced.
York University Staff Association stages a strike.
Larry D. Clarke is named chancellor.
York University Development Corporation sells nine hectares of campus land to Bramalea Corporation, for development of condominiums. York nets $33 million from deal.
Department of Human Resources, successor to Department of Personnel Services, is established.
Department of Private Funding takes on responsibilities of former Development Department.
Office of Advisor to the University on the Status of Women succeeds Office of the Advisor to the President on the Status of Women.
Ontario Premier David Peterson opens the Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science at York.
Faculty of Science becomes Faculty of Pure and Applied Science.
Centre for the Support of Teaching succeeds Educational Development Office.
Physical Resources Building is constructed.
Fine Arts Phase III Building, Centre for Film and Video, is opened.
York Federation of Students takes over from the Council of the York Student Federation.
Vice-president (campus relations and student affairs) is introduced as successor to Office of the Provost.
Passy Gardens, residences for students, is constructed.
Bruce Bryden is installed as chancellor.
York hosts the International Space University.
Calumet College buildings are opened on the Keele Street campus.
University Student Centre is built.
Vari Hall, the new entrance to the university combining lecture halls, classrooms, and academic office space, is built.
York Lanes, a shopping complex on the campus, is opened.
Total enrolment (undergraduate, graduate, non-degree) tops fifty thousand (52,301).
Oscar Peterson named chancellor.
Harry W. Arthurs resigns as President and is succeeded by Susan Mann.
Bill Dimma appointed chair of Board of Governors.
Chemistry and Computer Science Building is opened.
Field House on the Keele Street campus is opened.
Arden Haynes is installed as chancellor.