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York University : the way must be tried

Author: Michiel Horn; Vincenzo Pietropaolo; York University (Toronto, Ont.)
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : Published for York University by McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2009.
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"In 1955, a group of Toronto professionals began discussions on expanding adult education in their city. The outcome was York University, which opened in 1960 with 76 students. Today, with over 50,000 students in eleven faculties on two campuses, York is the third largest university in Canada. Faculty and staff have grown from under 20 to nearly 8,000. In "York University: The Way Must Be Tried", Michiel Horn weaves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Horn, Michiel, 1939-
York University.
Montreal ; Ithaca : Published for York University by McGill-Queen's University Press, c2009
(OCoLC)683433732
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michiel Horn; Vincenzo Pietropaolo; York University (Toronto, Ont.)
ISBN: 9780773534162 0773534164
OCLC Number: 229034867
Description: xi, 315 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: Founding a University --
Chapter 2: 'These Five Years' --
Chapter 3: The New Campus --
Chapter 4: Conflict and Challenge --
Chapter 5: New Directions --
Chapter 6: York Past and Present ---
Appendices.
Responsibility: Michiel Horn ; colour photography by Vincenzo Pietropaolo.

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