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Evergreen & Gold Staff Layout
Evergreen & Gold Staff Layout

Fraternity Group
Fraternities make their first appearance

The University abolishes freshman initiation

Banff School of Fine Arts
Banff School of Fine Arts

William Alexander Robb Kerr
William Alexander Robb Kerr

Timeline for 1900 to 2000 1910 1930 1950 1970 1990 1900 1920 1940 1960 1980 2000

University of Alberta Timeline (1930–39)


Fraternities make their first appearance.

Dentistry becomes a School under the Faculty of Medicine.

First graduate (research) scholarships are named in honour of Robert Tegler.


The University affiliates with Mount Royal College of Calgary.


Dr. Learned of the Carnegie Corporation visits the University as a whole and is particularly interested in the work of the Department of Extension.

Carnegie Corporation provides a $15,000 grant of over three years for book purchases, particularly for the Faculty of Arts.


The University abolishes freshman initiation.

Carnegie Corporation gives the University $30,000 to develop Drama and Fine Arts

Banff School of Fine Arts opens under the Department of Extension


The Ski Club is formed.


Western Board of Music is established


President Wallace leaves to head Queen’s University

Dr. Kerr, the first Dean of Arts and Science, is appointed President

Elizabeth Sterling Haynes travels over 16,000 miles in Alberta, teaching drama and adjudicating plays.

Ned Corbett leaves Extension to be Director of the Canadian Association for Adult Education.

Donald Cameron replaces Ned Corbett.


Grade 12 replaces Grade 11 as the University entrance requirement.


The Committee on graduate studies becomes a School.

School of Pharmacy is placed under the Faculty of Medicine.

Last Founders’ Day tea is hosted by former Premier Rutherford and his wife Mattie.


School of Education becomes the College of Education.

War World II is declared.

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