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Book by Rod Macleod, PhD in History

All True Things. A History of the University of Alberta, 1908-2008 by Rod Macleod and Jim Edwards, PC, Forword

All True Things is a critical history of the genesis and evolution of the University of Alberta and a splendid way to mark the University¹s centennial. Professor Emeritus of History and alumnus, Rod Macleod, relates the University¹s coming of age against the parallel history of the Province of Alberta¹s remarkable growth. All True Things, a variation on the University of Alberta¹s motto, Quæcumque Vera, or, "Whatsoever Things Are True," uncovers times of triumph and trouble by examining key people, circumstances, and decisions of that first century. What emerges is an enduring narrative of an institutional will to thrive and become a vibrant centre of learning. As the University embarks on its second century, this definitive source of information and reflection on institutional history and governance will inspire future leaders and policy makers and delight the University of Alberta¹s many friends far and wide.

392 pages - Over 130 B&W photos, foreword, tables, notes, bibliography, index
University of Alberta Centennial Series 7'' x 10'' - $49.95 (T) cloth 978-0-88864-444-2 Alberta History / History of Education / Universities September 2008.

Rod Macleod was professor of History and Classics at the University of Alberta from 1969 until he retired in 2005. He has written extensively on the history of Western Canada as well as Canadian legal and military history. He is currently the Alberta representative on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. He lives in Edmonton.

"This book is a critical history of the university. In it my concern has been to understand how it differed from other universities and why it evolved the way it did. In doing the research and writing it became apparent that the history of the university was entwined with the political history of the province. For the first half century it completely dominated the intellectual and cultural history of Alberta. From its inception the university has had a powerful sense of mission, summed best in founding president Henry Marshall Tory's dictum 'the uplifting of the whole people shall be its final goal.' The university's remarkable extension activities led to the founding of CKUA radio and the Banff Centre."

Rod Macleod, April 2008.

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Books by Ellen Schoeck, BA (Hons) and MA in History

I Was ThereSit back. Open I Was There on the page of your choice and discover a people's history of the University of Alberta.

I Was There shares the insights and experiences of the generations of students, professors, and staff who lived and worked at the U of A for the past 100 years.

Why go to university, and why the U of A? What have students done with their degrees after graduation? Who was Henry Marshall Tory? Doc Alik? Elizabeth Sterling Haynes? What ere the radical 1960s like, and what was student life like in the 1990s?  Who would know the answers to these questions better than a century's worth of alumni? After all, they were there to see it happening themselves.

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A Century of Campus MapsSit back, open A Century of Maps to any page, and delve into the University of Alberta's history. You will be fascinated by Dennis Weber's remade maps, and Ellen Schoeck's succinct recounting of the history of Alberta's first university.

Aerial photographs from Planning and Infrastructure, the University of Alberta Archives, Creative Services, and private collections round out Dennis Weber's maps, and many other images tell the story of a major North American university that was hewed out of a brush-covered farm on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River.

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