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A generation of excellence : a history of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Author: Robert Craig Brown
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research originated at the University of Toronto in the early 1980s. What began as a small, independent centre has become an important and revered institution with a significant role in the study of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities in Canada. A Generation of Excellence is a detailed history of the CIAR from its humble beginnings to its present status as one of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Craig Brown
ISBN: 9780802092328 0802092322
OCLC Number: 77378721
Description: xiii, 352 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Leyerle's idea --
Getting started --
First business --
The AIRS program --
Expansion of the mandate --
Origins: the universe and the tree of life --
Population health --
Superconductivity --
Years of testing --
Origins II --
Economic growth and policy --
Human development --
The science of soft surfaces and interfaces --
The knife edge --
The law program --
New leadership --
Nanoelectronics --
Renewal --
Appendix A: CIAR research program members --
Appendix B: CIAR advisory committees --
Appendix C: CIAR research council --
Appendix D: CIAR board of directors --
Appendix E: CIAR staff --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Craig Brown.

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