Fonds MS-0524;MS-0665 - Walter D. Young fonds

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Walter D. Young fonds

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CA BCA MS-0524;MS-0665

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  • 1973-1977 (Creation)
    Young, Walter D.

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58 cm of textual records

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Walter Young received a B.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1955 and went to Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar and completed his M.A. in 1962. After returning to Canada, Young taught at Manitoba and Toronto before coming to UBC in 1962 as an instructor in political science. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1965, and remained at UBC until 1973, when he went to the University of Victoria as chairman of the Department of Political Science. He was very active in faculty and administrative affairs at UBC and founded both B.C. Studies and the B.C. Legislative Internship program. He was very interested in Canadian socialism and was a founding member of the NDP.

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The fonds consists of correspondence with members of the Legal Services Commission, reports, memos and financial statements. Fonds includes correspondence, notes, working papers, minutes of meetings of the chairman of the University Government Committee, together with formal and informal briefs presented to the committee and various reports dealing with aspects of organization of post-secondary education in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain.

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BCAUL control number: BCA-60

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