Tagged history

Historical monuments are important reminders of the past

By Simran Kaler , September 18 2017 — When was the last time you stopped to look at a statue? Or bothered read about its historical significance? The riots that broke out last month in Charlottesville over the decision to remove a statue of  Confederate general Robert E. Lee prove that physical monuments remain very important…

Furor Arma Ministrat: A select history of the Gauntlet

By Melanie Woods, April 27 2017 — On Friday Sept. 23, 1960, 1,300 newspapers appeared on the stands of the newly minted University of Alberta, Calgary (UAC) campus. While the campus only consisted of two buildings back then — now known as Science A and Administration — the population was blossoming. The campus looked forward…

New class surveys the history of universities

By Chris Adams, June 12, 2014 —  Students keen to learn about the history of higher education should look no further than the University of Calgary’s department of history. Associate history professor Paul Stortz will introduce a new course titled “History of Universities in Canada and the Western World” in the fall. The course will…

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