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Interview with Rod Macleod
University of Alberta Official Historian

Interviewee: Rod Macleod, PhD
Interviewer: Adriana A. Davies, PhD
Date of Interview: December 5, 2006

Read Rod Macleod's biography.

Rod Macleod
  1. What is involved in the role of official historian for the University of Alberta?
  2. You are following in a long tradition of “official historians” of the University.
    Can you talk about the work of those who have gone before and how they viewed the University?
  3. Could you tell us about your methodology?
  4. What is your sense of the University and the vision of its founders?
    What has the University become a century later?
  5. Are there any anecdotes you would like to share about Rutherford and Tory?
  6. What is the model of the University?
  7. Rutherford and Tory both had a vision of a civilized society and the role of the University, could you talk about that?
  8. How is the University positioned at the beginning of the 21st century?
  9. What is your experience with the University of Alberta as a student and then as an academic?
  10. As an academic, what have you contributed to scholarship and teaching at the University?
  11. What about students you have supervised?
    Could you say a few words about them?
  12. How have you seen the Faculty of Arts developing throughout your experience?


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