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I Remember Laurier is the story—actually, thirty-seven stories—of the little university that could, told by some of those who devoted themselves to transforming the school from its modest beginnings into a superb small liberal arts college, and in turn to the university whose growth, diversification, research, and partnerships characterize it today.

Although the stories are diverse in content, viewpoint, and tone, readers will note a number of unifying themes, one being nostalgia for a small university where faculty, staff, and students were close and new initiatives were readily approved and easily implemented. Here too are reflections, sometimes bemused and sprinkled with humour, on professors, administrators, and students, the “Laurier Experience,” and significant events such as “WLU” becoming “WLU” (Waterloo Lutheran University was renamed Wilfrid Laurier University in 1973). Evident throughout is the pride of the contributors in the development of the university to its current status and in having played a role.

In the photo album at the back of the book readers will find vintage prints of the authors and of many others mentioned in the book. More photos will soon be available on the website of the Wilfrid Laurier Retirees’ Association: http://www.wlu.ca/retirees.


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Date de parution 15 juin 2013
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EAN13 9781554584116
Langue English
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I Remember LAURIER
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I Remember LAURIER Reflections by Retirees on Life at WLU
Harold Remus,general editor Rose Blackmore and Boyd McDonald,editors
Editorial Committee: Robert Alexander, Loren Calder, Joan Kilgour, Frank Millerd, Baldev Raj
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund for our publishing activities. The Editors and the Press thank Wilfrid Laurier University through the Centennial Steering Committee for making this publication possible.
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
I remember Laurier : reflections by retirees on life at WLU / Harold Remus, general editor ; Rose Blackmore and Boyd McDonald, editors.
Includes bibliographical references and index. Issued also in electronic format. isbn 978-1-55458-383-6
1. Wilfrid Laurier University—History.2. Wilfrid Laurier University—Employees— Biography.3. Wilfrid Laurier University—Faculty—Biography.4. Retirees—Canada—Biography. I. Remus, Harold [date] II. Blackmore, Rose III. McDonald, Boyd,1932
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Electronic monograph. Issued also in print format. isbn 978-1-55458-411-6 (pdf), isbn 978-1-55458-412-3 (epub)
1. Wilfrid Laurier University—History.2. Wilfrid Laurier University—Employees— Biography.3. Wilfrid Laurier University—Faculty—Biography.4. Retirees—Canada—Biography. I. Remus, Harold [date] II. Blackmore, Rose III. McDonald, Boyd,1932
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“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover (Or, Peeling the Onion)” copyright ©2011by Bruce Fournier.
Cover photo by James Hertel. Cover design by Blakeley Words+Pictures. Interior design by Catharine Bonas-Taylor.
Photo Album images kindly provided by Wilfrid Laurier University Archives and Special Collections, Bruce Fournier, Raymond Heller, Walter Kemp, Joan Kilgour, and Herbert Whitney.
©2011Wilfrid Laurier University Press Waterloo, Ontario, Canada www.wlupress.wlu.ca
This book is printed on FSC recycled paper and is certified Ecologo. It is made from 100% post-consumer fibre, processed chlorine free, and manufactured using biogas energy. Printed in Canada
Every reasonable effort has been made to acquire permission for copyright material used in this text, and to acknowledge all such indebtedness accurately. Any errors and omissions called to the pub-lisher’s attention will be corrected in future printings.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior written consent of the publisher or a licence from The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright). For an Access Copyright licence, visit www.accesscopyright.ca or call toll free to1-800-893-5777.
Contents
Preface: Recalling Life and Livelihoods at WLU
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Part One: Foundations 1Money: Counting It and Making It Count . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamara Giesbrecht 2Waterloo College Student to University Lawyer: On the Legal Side of Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reginald A. Haney 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Bookstore Grows Up Paul Fischer 4. . . .Odyssey: Waterloo College, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, WLU Delton J. Glebe 5An R.C. Comes to WLU: Early Days of Social Work and a Threefold Maturation Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Turner
Part Two: Getting Started 6From Two to Four and More—Early Days in Chemistry at WLU . . . Ray Heller 7The Best Job I Ever Had . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ralph Blackmore 8Spatial Memories, Mostly Geographical, Mostly of the Sixties and Seventies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Herbert A. Whitney
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9In the Beginning: Life at Biology—and Off Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert W. McCauley 10Physics, Administration, Astronomy—and Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arthur Read 11Community Psychology, Community Building, and Social Justice . . . Ed Bennett 12Our Home on Native Land: Digging Up a Pre-Contact Site (and Beyond) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eduard R. Riegert
Part Three: “Lutheran” to “Laurier” 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Putting a New University on the Map Arthur Stephen 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Perks and Perils of a University Photographer James Hertel 15A University Press Comes into Being . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Armbruster 16Procurement: A New Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Reichard 17The Library—Growing with a Growing University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Arndt 18The Computer Comes to WLU: Honeywell316, Xerox Sigma7and Great People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hart Bezner 19. . . . . . . . . .Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover (Or, Peeling the Onion) Bruce Fournier 20Making Canadian History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Gough 21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .From Poverty to War: An Historian’s Odyssey Terry Copp 22Multiculturalism at WLU: Opening to the Wider World . . . . . . . . . . . Josephine C. Naidoo 23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reflections: One Person’s Perspective Bill Marr 24Old English, Old Norse, Dr. Roy (and Bishop Berkeley): Fifty Years at WLU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter C. Erb
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25Laurier Looks Abroad: Waterloo, Marburg, and Laurier International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alfred Hecht 26. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Golden Hawks Take Flight Rich Newbrough
Part Four: Quotidian: The Day-to-Day (Or, Keeping the Wheels Turning) 27Getting Everyone and Everything Just Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wilgar 28Five Years as University Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Millerd 29On Students and Deaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Nichols 30. . . . . . . . . .A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words—AV and Beyond Wilhelm E. (“Willi”) Nassau
Part Five: I Came to WLU (Where’sThat?) 31How I Almost Got a Job at a New University Down the Street and Instead Found a Career at WLU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loren Calder 32One Job + One Job + One Job = A Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harold Remus 33. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .French House: A First, and Then Some Joan Kilgour 34Peripatetic Peregrinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Lyons
Part Six: Arts and Culture 35Voices from the “Scales House”: Music at WLU1965–76. . . . . . . . . . . Walter H. Kemp 36. . . . . .The First Four Years: Foundations for the Next Thirty-Three Paul Tiessen 37Remembering Maureen Forrester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gordon Greene
About the Editors and Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I Remember Laurier: Photo Album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Preface
Recalling Life and Livelihoods at WLU
his is the story—actually, many stories—of the little T university that could. It is told by some of those who devoted themselves to making “Last Chance U,” first, a superb small liberal arts college committed to its students and to teaching and, then, to the growth, diversification, research, partnerships, and publications that characterize Wilfrid Laurier University today. Along with retaining the “Laurier Experience,” those efforts have made WLU the first choice for thousands of some of the best and brightest, whether in the province of Ontario or from across Canada or internationally. Constraints of space and funding, not to mention time and energy, have meant that sundry areas, events, milestones, and personalities— which readers might have hoped to see recognized in the personal accounts recorded here—could not be included in any significant way. For example, the music therapy program. Opera Excerpts and the annual full opera mounted by the Faculty of Music. Graduate studies and research, which increased significantly over the decades. Any number of innovative initiatives pioneered by WLU faculty. The co-op program in Business and Economics, which spurred applications in those areas. Notable chancellors, in addition to Maureen Forrester. Readers may expect to find these and still other areas and personalities not included here in the official history of the university by Andrew Thomson. Readers may notice discrepancies between what one writer records or supposes and what another has set down. Where “facts” were at odds,
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