I Was There: A Century of Alumni Stories about the University of Alberta, 1906-2006 (University of Alberta Centennial Series)

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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. First-person stories and period photographs present a unique insight into university lore from the vantage point of those who were most intimately involved in making the university what it is today: the students and alumni.

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BACK COVER "This country fascinates me. There is wine in the air; a feeling of excitement; of expectancy. It is difficult to explain. Perhaps it is just that everything is new; the people young, and the conviction grows that great things are bound to happen in this rich new country." Henry Marshall Tory, 1905 Henry Marshall Tory undoubtedly included the opening of the University of Alberta in 1908 three years later among these "great things." Tory's enthusiasm and sense of exhilaration clearly transferred to the generations of students who come to life in the pages of I Was There. The bold collage of stories and photographs provide a unique insight into university lore from the vantage point of the students and alumni who helped to make the university what it is today. AUTHOR INFO Ellen Schoeck retired in 2005 after 37 years on the University of Alberta campus as a student and senior administrator. She has an Honours BA and an MA in history from the U of A. Ellen served as director of the University Secretariat and secretary to General Faculties Council from 1982-2005. As 'ombudsman' and first sexual harassment advisor at the U of A from 1982-1992, Ellen was also a senior advisor to three university presidents. While at the University, she was closely involved with student leaders, staff, faculty, non-academic staff, senior administrators, and several national professional organizations. INSIDE FRONT COVER Sit back. Open I Was There on the page of your choice and discover a peoples' 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 after graduation with their degrees? Who was Henry Marshall Tory? Doc Alik? Elizabeth Sterling Haynes? What were 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 for themselves. The vignettes told by the alumni interviewed for I Was There are complemented by 200 photographs (many of which have never been published before), timelines, and glimpses taken from the student newspaper.

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Ellen Schoeck retired after 35 years on the University of Alberta campus as a student and senior administrator. She has an Honours BA and an MA from the U of A, in history.

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