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An Oral History of SFU: The Instant University

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Date created: 
2007
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This video combines interviews of thirteen students, staff and faculty from the 1965-1969 period, and was produced in 2006. Participants in this production are: Dave Cutler, Susan Digney, Lorne March, Margaret Jones, Nini Baird, Dennis Roberts, Ken Strand, Kenji Okuda, Alan Aberbach, Elinor Ames, Andrea Lebowitz, Leigh Palmer and Shue Tuck Wong. Included with the interviews are film clips and photographs from that period.

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Video
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Video

An Oral History of SFU: Thelma Finlayson - a Conversation with John Webster

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Date created: 
2007
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Thelma Finlayson, in a conversation with John Webster, discusses the start of her career in Ontario, the reasons why she came to SFU in 1967, and the early years of the biological control program at SFU. She also discusses the early history of the Biology Department and the early years of SFU.

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Video
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Video

An Oral History of SFU: The Excitement of the Early Years

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Date created: 
2005
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This video provides an oral history of the first few years of SFU as seen through the eyes of staff, charter students, admnistrators and faculty. They describe the excitement and the pioneer spirit of those times as well as the challenges. The innovative approaches to teaching and faculty appointments created a different kind of university would offer a new beginning for its participants.

 

It combines interviews of thirteen students, staff and faculty from the 1965-1969 period. Speakers in the video are Ron Baker, Win Caldwell, Marilyn Cairns, Roy Carlson, Harry Evans, Thelma Finlayson, Allen Garr, Maurice Gibbons, Malcolm Page, Klaus Rieckhoff, Stan Smith, Hal Weinberg and Stan Wong.

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Video
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Video

Simon Fraser University Retirees Association 1998 - 2008

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This booklet contains information about the founding in 1998 of the Simon Fraser University Retirees Association (SFURA) and other historical information about the Association.

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Book
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Creating SFU: An Inside Story by Ron Baker

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Date created: 
2013-04-16
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Ron Baker, the first Academic Planner of SFU, talks about the early days of SFU in a conversation with Hugh Johnston.

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Video
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Video

A Conversation with Erickson and Massey, SFU Architects

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Date created: 
2006-10-18
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An interview with Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey, the original architects of Simon Fraser University. The two architects discuss the planning, design and implementation of their architectural plan for the original buildings of Simon Fraser University in response to questions from the Simon Fraser University Retirees Association.

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Video
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Part 1
Part 2

Tiimes of Turbulence at SFU (1968-70): Three Views

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Date created: 
2012-01-17
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Three talks by Simon Fraser University retirees George Suart (university administrator), Klaus Rieckhoff (professor in Physics) and Jerry Zazlove (professor in English and Humanities) about the turbulent early years of SFU between 1968 and 1970. These talks offer differing perspectives on the events and actions of faculty and administration at Simon Fraser University during the time between 1968 and 1970.

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Video
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Introduction, Jerry Zazlove's talk and beginning of George Suart's talk.
George Suart's talk and beginning of Klaus Rieckhoff's talk.
Klaus Rieckhoff's talk. Questions and Answers session.
Questions and Answers session.