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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Growth and Governance of Canadian Universities

An Insider’s View

In this thoughtful book, Howard C. Clark considers how such changes to growth and governance have altered the nature of the institution itself. Tracing the development of the university from the end of the Second World War, through the seismic changes in the 1960s and 70s, Clark argues that while the accomplishments of Canadian universities were remarkable during this period, they were ill prepared for the financial constraints of the 1980s and early 1990s. As a result, they were left in a state of institutional paralysis that has hindered their ability to adapt to the needs of a changing society.

240 pages

Table of Contents



1 Similar Beginnings

2 The UBC Experience

3 First Step to the East

4 Lessons from Western

5 Going to Guelph

6 Central Themes from Guelph

7 The University Mission, Planning, and Priorities

8 Down East in the Maritimes

9 The Most Difficult Years

10 Finances, Rationalization, and Political Correctness

11 Universities, Governments, and Society

12 Achievements, Comparisons, and Challenges

13 Conclusions



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