The Faculty Association reached its 100th Anniversary in 2020 and in lieu of some of the celebratory events that had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, we’ve put together a brief presentation highlighting some of the major issues we’ve faced in the last century. Our archives are rich with information; hundreds of documents exist as a testament to the work of members over decades. Not surprisingly, the issues we’re dealing with now would not be unfamiliar to our predecessors – academic freedom, equity, salaries and fairness, among many others.
Our retrospective includes only a smattering of the material we’ve compiled over the years. A rich source of information has been William A. (Bill) Bruneau’s (FA President, 1992 – 94) brief “A Matter of Identities, A History of the UBC Faculty Association 1920 – 1990”. (Copies of his booklet are on the shelves at UBC Libraries.) Finally, bringing the distant past to life was helped by images from UBC’s Archival Photo Collection.
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