President Emeritus H. Ian Macdonald looks ‘back to the future’

H. Ian Macdonald, York’s third president & vice-chancellor, will reflect on the values of the University and its social relevance during a presentation titled, "Back to the Future: A Commentary on Events Prior to and Since the 25th Anniversary (1984)", on Tuesday, April 28 at 3:30pm in the Vanier Senior Common Room, 010 Vanier College.

Right: H. Ian Macdonald

In this informal talk, Macdonald will look at where York has come from, where it has been and the challenges that still exist for Canada’s third-largest university. Serving as president & vice-chancellor of York from 1974 to 1984, Macdonald presided over its dramatic growth into one of Canada’s largest and most distinguished universities. He is currently serving as the program director of the Master of Public Administration Program at York’s Schulich School of Business. An economist and academic who held senior positions in the Ontario government, Macdonald is also the recipient of many honours and awards including a Rhodes Scholarship and his place as an officer of the Order of Canada.

This free event is co-sponsored by Vanier College and the York University Retirees Associatio and the Association for Retired Faculty & Librarians U50 archival project and is open to the York community. It offers an opportunity to reflect on York in the past 25 years. Coffee will be served at 3:30pm, the lecture will begin at 4pm and will be followed by a reception.