ERIC Number: ED126332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Former UBC Extension Directors Reminisce 1936-1976.
British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Although the roots of university extension activities at the University of British Columbia (UBC) go back further, the extension department was put on a firm basis in 1936, when the Board of Governors appointed Robert England as the first Director of Extension. University extension at UBC has been succeeded by a Center for Continuing Education, and to mark the event, the reminiscences by the four former extension directors has been published. In addition to England's, reminiscences by Gordon M. Shrum, John K. Friesen, and Gordon R. Selman, and a brief foreword and concluding remarks by the director of the new center, Jindra Kulich, comprise the document. The former directors recount how the extension department served the university as its major interface with the British Columbia community, venturing into new areas of service and pioneering activities, some of which were later incorporated by the university as new academic departments. Born in the midst of the Depression with the help of an outside grant, the department has always had to face financial difficulties and marginality, and varied administrative priorities, but it has always enjoyed support and cooperation among many faculty members and the community it served. (Author/AJ)
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada