Are you a graduate of York University? Do you work at the Keele campus? If so, you are invited to join the York Alumni Office for a special screening on Thursday, Feb. 24, of the 2009 OMNI Television documentary film The Way Must be Tried: York University Bridging Communities.
Featuring historical and contemporary footage, the film traces the University’s history, aspirations, traditions and innovations, and explores the evolving relationship between York and its surrounding communities, from its founding in 1959 to the present day.
Right: Image of York University’s first president, Murray Ross, at his desk on the site of the new campus. Photograph by Don Grant #ASC01639. Image courtesy of the Clara Thomas Archives, York University.
The Way Must Be Tried: York University Bridging Communities was a student-led project funded through the Independent Producers Initiative of OMNI Television, a division of Rogers Broadcasting Limited. The documentary was produced under the auspices of, and with technical support from, York University’s Department of Film, with a creative team comprising alumni, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students.
Register online and join fellow York grads from noon to 1pm on Thursday in Curtis Lecture Hall A for the screening. Feel free to bring your lunch and be sure to save some room for popcorn!
For more information, contact Lindsay Reid (MBA ‘98), manager of alumni stewardship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.