1967


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Date: 1967

Event: York’s permanent art collection is exhibited in its entirety at a reception for the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The Board of Governors Art Committee (Mrs. Signy Eaton, Chair) is responsible for organizing the exhibition.

Category: Cultural Life – University.

Source: Murray Ross, President’s Annual Report 1966-67, pp. 19-20.


Date: 1967 January 17.

Event: The Centre for Continuing Education (a non-degree-granting educational body) offers its first courses from January through June 1967. A variety of lectures are offered to the community. Some of the courses are a single event, while others form a lecture series. Some of the courses offered are: “Great Art Centres of Italy,” “Union – Management Problems,” ” Fundamentals of Supervision,” an Institute at Geneva Park Centre, Lake Couchiching on “Group Process and Organizational Skills,” sessions on ” Instructional Techniques,” and “College Preparatory Courses” in effective reading, writing, and time management skills.

Category: Academic Life.

Source: York University Gazette, 28 February 1967, pp. 36-37.


Date: 1967 January – February.

Event: The UPACE group is appointed to plan and develop the Central Library and the Central Plaza. The architects Pentland & Baker are appointed to plan and design the Ice Rink Facilities. It is agreed that the Toronto – Dominion Bank will establish a branch in the Central Plaza building.

Category: Buildings and Property.

Source: York University Gazette, 28 February 1967, p.7.


Date: 1967 January – February.

Event: Four York buildings are nominated for the “final” awards by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada: the Steacie Library, the Burton Auditorium, Lecture Hall #1, and the Farquharson Life Science Building.

Category: Buildings and Property.

Source: York University Gazette, 28 February 1967, p 8.


Date: 1967 February.

Event: A Presidential Committee is struck to examine the rapid growth of Atkinson College (5 204 students enrolled in 1967-68, and it is estimated that 6 500 will be enrolled in 1968-1969) and its future within the University. Committee members are: Mr. Bertrand Gerstein (Chairman,) Dean James Gillies, Professor William Kilbourn, Dr. A.C. Johnson (Secretary.)

Category: Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 28 February 1967, pp.9-10, Murray Ross, President’s Report, 1966-67, pp.16-17, 19.


Date: 1967 February 16 – 19.

Event: The “Centennial Performing Arts Festival” is held. It is a student run festival featuring contemporary artists, critics, poets, musicians, filmmakers, and actors from the York community and beyond. Featured artists (including student artists) are: Leonard Cohen, Greg Curnoe, Dorothy Cameron, Dalton Camp, Zbigniew Blazeje, the Brian Browne Trio, Michael Collie, Keith Harrison, Joe Rosenblatt, Robert Fothergill, Michel Hirsch, Marion Redelaar, and Peter Dewdney. Mr. Ron Bloore, Director of Art, Dr. William McCauley, and Mrs. Mary Lou Goldfarb, Theatre Manager, are also active in organizing the Festival.

Category: Cultural Life – Students.

Source: York University Gazette, 28 February 1967, p. 34.


Date: 1967 February 20.

Event: The Department of Instructional Aid Resources (D.I.A.R.) is opened. Arthur F. Knowles is appointed first Director of Instructional Aid Resources.

Category: Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 28 February 1968, p.17.


Date: 1967 February 23.

Event: The Senate gives first reading to a statute to establish “A Faculty of Environmental Design with a School of Architecture as its first component,” subject to forthcoming financial support from the Government.

Category: Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 28 February 1967, p.4.


Date: 1967 March 11.

Event: The CBC telecasts a gymnastic exhibition of the Soviet Gymnastic Team from the new Tait Mackenzie Physical Education Centre. 3 000 people attend the event.

Category: Cultural Life – University.

Source: Murray Ross, President’s Report, 1966-67, p.20.


Date: 1967 March 14.

Event: The Frank Gerstein Lecture Series for 1967 examines the relationship between “Science and the University.” The ticketed lectures are held from March 14 through April 4. The special lecturers include: the Right Honourable Lord Bowden of the University of Manchester, Dr. Leo Goldberg of Harvard University, Dr. Roger Gaudrey of the UniversitJ de MontrJal, and Professor Henry Morgenau of Yale University.

Category: Cultural Life – University.

Source: York University Gazette, 28 February 1967, pp.63 -64.


Date: 1967 March 31.

Event: The York University Debating Society, for its Centennial project, hosts a weekend of “International Debates on Vietnam” (March 31 – April 2). There are student-debating teams from twenty United States and Canadian universities, as well as from the University of Moscow. The first round of debates centers on the proposition, “Resolved: Canada should actively support the United States position in Vietnam.” In the final round, between the University of Wyoming team and the University of Moscow team, students debate the resolution, “Resolved: that the United States should immediately withdraw its forces from Vietnam.” Over 1 500 people attend the final debate, which is televised.

Category: Cultural Life – Students.

Source: York University Gazette, 28 February 1967, p.67; York University Gazette, 30 April 1967, p. 30.


Date: 1967 March – April.

Event: The Senate Committee on Professional Faculties advises York to reconsider establishing a Faculty of Environmental Design, since both the University of Waterloo and Carlton University are in the process of setting up Faculties of Environmental Design at their respective universities.

Category: Academic Life; Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 30 April 1967, p. 6.


Date: 1967 March – April.

Education, Fine Arts, and Computer Survey Research. Senate had previously approved these programs.


Date: 1967 April.

Event: The University receives three special gifts. The joint venture group of architects (UPACE) donates $15 000 a year for three years to support a professorship in Environmental Design. Messrs. Osler and Hammond donate $30 000 to the University, with the interest to provide an annual lectureship in Economics. The International Nickel Company. of Canada gives the University the Calder maquette of the Expo ’67 stabile. Later, it is placed next to the main entrance to Burton Auditorium.

Category: Academic Life; Cultural Life – University.

Source: York University Gazette, 30 April 1967, p.13.


Date: 1967 April 1.

Event: The first Alumni Association Careers Seminar is held for undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in law. Participants include: Mr. Justice Bora Laskin, Acting Dean A.W. Mewett, Professor Harry Arthurs, Mr. Gordon W. Ford, and York graduates currently studying law.

Category: Academic Life.

Source: York University Gazette, 30 April 1967, p. 34.


Date: 1967 April 10.

Event: York announces the establishment of the Faculty of Fine Arts, the first of its kind in Canada. Four major departments are envisaged: Fine Arts, Drama, Music and Television. The programs will start in September 1968. A presidential committee is struck to select a Dean of Fine Arts. Dean Gillies is appointed Chairman, joining him are Dean Saywell, Dean Appley, Professor Heinrich, Professor Kilbourn and Dr. William McCauley.

Category: Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 30 April 1967, p. 35.


Date: 1967 April 11.

Event: There is an announcement that on July 1, Professor Gerald Eric Le Dain, Q.C. will become Dean of the Faculty of Osgoode Hall Law School. On July 1, 1968, Osgoode Hall Law School will become affiliated with York University. Professor Alan W. Mewett, Acting Dean for 1967 will become Associate Dean.

Category: Administrative History – Institution.

Source: York University Gazette, 30 April 1967, p.34; “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.


Date: 1967 May 5.

Event: Atkinson College is officially opened by Mrs. Ruth Atkinson Hindmarsh, President of the Joseph E. Atkinson Charitable Foundation, and by her brother, Mr. Joseph S. Atkinson. This is the first college building exclusively for part-time students on a major Canadian university campus. Dr. John J. Deutsch, Chairman of the Economic Council of Canada, gives an opening address.

Category: Buildings and Property.

Source: Murray G. Ross, President’s Report 1966-67, pp. 14-16; York University press release, May 5, 1967. Presidents’ papers. York University Archives.


Date: 1967 June 2.

Event: At the Spring Convocation in the Tait McKenzie Physical Education Centre, 301 students are awarded degrees. Dr. Claude Bissell, President of the University of Toronto, is awarded Doctor of Laws, honoris causa “in recognition of his great interest and assistance, and that of the University of Toronto, in the establishment of York University.” Dr. Bissell delivers the Convocation address. The first 22 MBA degrees are awarded.

Source: The Telegram, June 2, 1967;York University Gazette, 28 February 1967 p. 8; York University Gazette, 30 April 1967 p.37.


Date: 1967 Summer.

Event: A labour disruption puts four construction projects- McLaughlin College, the Petrie Science Building, and the Humanities and Social Science building – four months behind schedule.

Category: Buildings and Property.

Source: York University Gazette, January 1968 p. 10.


Date: 1967 August 13.

Event: Canada’s first National Gymnastic School is run at the Tait McKenzie Physical Education centre. The school is jointly sponsored by the York Department of Physical Education and the Central Ontario Gymnastic Association. Approximately 200 athletes attend the one-week course.

Category: Cultural Life – University.

Source: York University Gazette, 30 April 1967 p.41.


Date: 1967 September 18.

Event: There are 3 770 full-time students registered at the York and Glendon campuses. Over the course of the 1967 – 1968 academic year full-time York staff and faculty grows from 340 to 1220.

At Glendon, there are 508 students in years one and two of the College programme, and the faculty grows from 39 to 65 full-time staff members. The bilingual aspect of the College is strengthened. There are curricular reforms in the General Honours and Special Honours programs. The General Education course becomes more flexible, with a wider range of course options.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers graduate courses in English, Geography, Mathematics, Political Science and Sociology for the first time. There are 138 students enrolled in the full-time graduate program and 34 students pursuing part-time studies. The MBA program has 104 full-time and 375 part-time students registered. The Graduate Students Association is established.

Atkinson College has 5 204 registered students and 35 full-time faculty members. The Provincial operating grants formula for universities recognizes part-time students registered in degree courses for the first time.

Approximately 50 students enroll in the B.A/ B.Sc. Honours course in Physical Education. York is the first university to offer undergraduates the choice of two streams within the Physical Education Department.

Winters College, the third Keele Street campus residential college, is opened. (The formal ceremony is held on March 29, 1968.) The Houses in the Residence are named to honour Canadian scientific explorers – Dawson, Fleming, Franquelin, Jolliet, Logan, Palliser, Stefansson, and Tyrrell. Professor Donald S. Rickerd is the Master of the College and Professor Colin Campbell is the Senior Tutor.

Category: Academic Life; Administrative History – Institution.

Source: Murray G. Ross, President’s Report 1966-1967, pp.13-14, 16-27; Murray G. Ross, President’s Report 1967 -1968, pp.26-27, 29; York University Gazette, 30 April 1967, p.34; York University Gazette, January 1968 p. 9;York History Research Project, “Information Sheet -1967,” p.II.


Date: 1967 September 15.

Event: The Centre for Continuing Education is established. D. McCormack Smyth is appointed Director, in addition to his duties as Dean of Atkinson College. Dr. Murray D. Edwards is appointed Associate Director of the Centre.

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

Source: York University press release, 15 September 1967. Presidents’ papers. York University Archives.


Date: 1967 September 28.

Event: The Senate Committee on the Duff-Berdhal Report tables its report with a series of recommendations for reforming the York University Senate. The Report recommends that the Senate be enlarged to include members elected by their peers in the Faculties, and to include student representatives. Senate establishes a Special Senate Committee on the Curriculum and Structure of the Faculty of Fine Arts.

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

Source: York History Research Project, “Information Sheet – 1967”, p. I; York University Gazette, January 1968, p.1.


Date: 1967 November 9.

Event: The Frank Gerstein Lecture Series for 1967 are held for four weeks from the 9th of November through the 30th. Its theme is “The University and the New Intellectual Environment.” The invited lecturers are Prof. Henry David Aiken of Brandeis University, Prof. Michael Walzer from Harvard University, architect Mr. Arthur Erickson from Vancouver B.C., and Mr. James Dickey, Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

Source: Murray G. Ross, Those Ten Years, p.32; York University Gazette, January 1968, p. 41.


Date: 1967 November 10.

Event: Fall Convocation takes place in Burton Auditorium, on the York Campus. 25 Atkinson College students are granted their Bachelor of Arts degrees, there are 8 post-graduate degrees conferred:5 M.A.s., 1 M.Sc.s, and 2 Ph.Ds. These are York’s first postgraduate science degrees to be awarded. The first Ph.D.s are awarded to atomic physicist Gordon W.F. Drake, and chemist Allan Lord. Judith Drake is the first York graduate to receive a Master of Science degree.

Lord C.P. Snow, Pamela Hansford Johnson (Lady Snow,) and Mr. Henry Smith Wingate receive Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees. Lord Snow gives the Convocation address.

Category: Academic Life.

Source: Globe and Mail, November 13, 1967; York History Research Project, “Information Sheet – 1967”, p. II; York University Gazette, January 1968, p.1.


Date: 1967 November 13.

Event: The Board gives its approval to an agreement between the University and the Ontario Housing Corporation for the construction of the Graduate Student Residence Number 1.

Category: Buildings and Property.

Source: York University Gazette, January 1968, p.10.


Date: 1967 November 23.

Event: The Senate gives its approval to the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree. The M.P.A. programme is set to begin in September 1968.

Category: Academic Life.

Source: York University Gazette, July 1968, p.4.


Date: 1967 November 24.

Event: “Quebec: Year Eight Conference” is held at Glendon on the weekend of November 24 – 26. This student-organized, and student-run event features prominent French Canadian politicians and businessmen as speakers. The roster includes RenJ Levesque, Claude Ryan, F.R. Scott, Jean-Luc PJpin, and Eric Kierans. The CBC telecasts part of the conference.

Category: Cultural Life – Students.

Source: Globe and Mail, November 14, 1967; Murray G. Ross, President’s Report 1967-1968, p.21.


Date: 1967 November 28.

Event: At a special meeting, the Senate passes a series of statutes initiating important reforms of the Senate. “The Rules and Procedures of the Senate of York University” are amended. Twelve Senate Committees were established including the Committee on Tenure and Promotion, and the Academic Policy and Planning Committee. Senate membership is changed to include student representatives, and members from each Faculty Council in numbers proportionate to the numbers of full-time professors.

Category: Academic Life; Administrative History – Government.

Source: York University Gazette, January 1968, pp. 4-5.


Date: 1967 December 11.

Event: The Board approves the awarding of a contract to construct a temporary office building, (to be completed by April 1969), located to the north of the Steacie ScienceLibrary.

Category: Buildings and Property.

Source: York University Gazette, January 1968, p.11.


FOUNDERS

Date: 1967 July 1.

People: The Board of Governors, 1967-1968

  • William Pearson Scott, Chairman
  • Allen T. Lambert, Vice-Chairman
  • Air Marshal W.A. Curtis, Chancellor
  • Murray G. Ross, President
  • Edgar G. Burton
  • Mrs. John David Eaton
  • Theodore J Emmert
  • Frederick G. Gardiner
  • George R. Gardiner
  • Bertrand Gerstein
  • John Morgan Gray
  • W.C. Harris
  • J. William Horsey
  • W.F. James
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice Bora Laskin
  • John D. Leitch
  • The Hon. T. D’Arcy Leonard
  • A.J. Little
  • L.G. Lumbers
  • David B. Mansur
  • W.F. McLean
  • John S. Proctor
  • John H. Taylor
  • Edwin H. Walker
  • The Hon. Robert H. Winters

Source: York University Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar for the eighth academic year 1967-68, p.9.


Date: 1967 July 1.

People: York University Administration, 1967-1968.

  • Murray G. Ross, President
  • James M Gillies, Vice-President and Dean Faculty of Administrative Studies
  • William W. Small, Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary of the Board of Governors
  • H. Bruce Parkes, Vice-President (Finance)
  • Arthur C. Johnson, Assistant Vice-President
  • Escott Reid, Principal, Glendon College
  • J.W. Yolton, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • John T. Saywell, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science
  • D. McCormack Smyth, Dean of the Joseph E. Atkinson College
  • Harold I. Schiff, Dean of Science, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Dr. George Tatham, Dean of Students and Assistant Principal Glendon College
  • John J. Conway, Master of Founders College
  • C. David Fowle, Master of Vanier College
  • Donald S. Rickerd, Master of Winters College and Secretary of the Senate
  • James L Flynn, Secretary of the Board of Governors
  • Bryce M. Taylor, Director of Physical Education and Athletics
  • Thomas F. O’Connell, Director of Library Services
  • A. Ross Dawson, Director of Campus Planning
  • John K. Armour, Director of Physical Plant
  • Gordon F. Howarth, Registrar
  • Dr. John S. Senn, Director of University Health Services
  • Neal McK. Agnew, Director of Psychological Services
  • Wilfrid Sanders, Director of Information and Development
  • Henry B. M. Best, Director of Student Services
  • Arthur F. Knowles, Director of the Department of Instructional Aid Resources.

Category: Administrative History – Government.

Source: York University Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar for the eighth academic year 1967-68, pp. 9- 10.


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