EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Ross, Murray G.
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The exciting project which is York University. The kind of university that York will be. The purpose of a university, and what York University will do to fulfill that purpose. Ideas, particularly new ideas, as the essential fuel for our progress. A review of how and why York University was created. The need for a greater variety of opportunities for students. A liberal education in the arts and basic sciences, with a particular emphasis on the great ideas and movement of the last one hundred years. A sketch of what the speaker thinks many of York's students will be given the change to study. The issue of specialization. Offering a sense of the unity of knowledge. An emphasis on the tutorial method. The future for York University as a distinct centre of learning.