SFU was born in a period of ferment and flux, when ideas about education were changing rapidly and the Western world was starting to feel the impact of student activism, the Civil Rights movement and opposition to the Vietnam War. Promoted as an open, innovative university, SFU attracted more mature students and a far younger and more idealistic faculty than other schools. The stage was set for educational and political fireworks.
This lecture traces the history of the university, from those first exhilarating, confusing and profoundly educational years to the university of today—now one of Canada's most respected universities—youthful, energetic, rigorous, and still growing and learning.
This free event is co-sponsored by the SFU Seniors Lifelong Learning Society.