University of Alberta Timeline (1980–89)
A Cooperative Program (1979-1980) between Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry offers a B.Sc. (Agricultural Engineering) degree.
Devonian Botanic Garden opens to the public.
North Garneau housing plans halved
Joe Shocter receives honorary LLD degree
Max Wyman (U of A’s seventh President) receives honorary LLD
Walter Johns (U of A sixth President) receives Alberta Order of Excellence
University Research Prize is created by J. Gordon Kaplan and awarded for the first time.
75th Anniversary celebrations
World University Games
Prince Charles receives honorary LLD
Butterdome, Tennis Centre, and new student housing are legacy of the Games
Harry Gunning (U of A’s eighth President) receives honorary LLD
Lewis Herbert Thomas (History) receives Order of Canada
Joe Clark receives Alberta Order of Excellence
Merger of the University Library with the Bibliothèque Saint-Jean.
Business Building officially opens
CJSR campus radio station goes public
Walter MacKenzie Centre, Phase 1 opens
Special Collections Department, renamed in honour of Bruce Peel, moves from Cameron Library to the lower level of the old Rutherford Library.
Joe Clark (former Prime Minister and U of A student) receives honorary LLD.
John W. Scott Health Sciences Library moves into the newly built Walter Mackenzie Centre and University Hospital.
Northwest Territories (NWT) Commissioner John Parker (U of A alumni) turns over the chair of Territories’ executive council to the Honorable Nick Sibbeston, government leader (also a U of A alumni).
Peter Lougheed (former Alberta Premier and U of A student) receives honorary LLD
Mel Hurtig (publisher) receives honorary LLD.
Faculty of Business, the Winspear Business Reading Room opens.
Werner Israel (Physics) given Royal Society of London fellowship
The Archives becomes a unit within a new Department of University Archives and Collections.
School of Native Studies is established.
Yellowknife, NWT — first time U of A Senators meet outside Alberta’s borders
U of A Task Force is established to identify and assess educational needs of people living in Northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
Henry Kreisel (Comparative Literature) receives Order of Canada.
After an extraordinary contribution to Alberta, the Extension Library closes.
John Scholosser (U of A Board of Governors, Chair) receives honorary LLD
In memory of J. Gordin Kaplan, the University’s most prestigious research award is named the J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research.
Paul Davenport becomes President.
Peter Lougheed receives Alberta Order of Excellence.