A lively and candid account of the growth of a great Canadian University.
In 1955 a group of Toronto professionals began discussions on expanding adult education in their city. The outcome was York University, which was founded in 1959 and opened in 1960 with 76 students.Today, with over 50,000 students in eleven faculties on two campuses, York is the third largest university in Canada. Faculty and staff have grown from under 20 to nearly 8,000.
In York University: The Way Must Be Tried, Michiel Horn weaves archival research and interviews into a compelling narrative, documenting the development of an institution committed to helping professors and students reach across disciplinary boundaries.