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CAUT Bulletin Archives

June 2007

Quick Pick: "Recollections of Waterloo Lutheran University 1960–1973"

Flora Roy. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006; 136 pp; ISBN: 978-0-88920-502-4, paper $24.95 CA.
Building on the success of her first volume, Recollections of Waterloo College, Flora Roy’s Recollections of Waterloo Lutheran University 1960– 1973 continues her personal and anecdotal history of the institution known successively as Waterloo College, Waterloo Lutheran University, and (since 1973) Wilfrid Laurier Univerity, in Waterloo, Ontario. This memoir picks up the story following the institution’s transition from Waterloo College, a small college affiliated with the University of Western Ontario, to the independent Waterloo Lutheran University. Documenting student demonstrations and faculty unrest of the 1960s as well as the university’s evolution from a religious to a secular institution, this illustrated book will appeal not only to alumni but also to those interested in the history of Kitchener-Waterloo and of post-secondary education in Ontario.

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