Fonds 0166 - University of Toronto. Office of the President fonds

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UTA 0166


University of Toronto. Office of the President fonds


  • 1906-2005 (Creation)

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81.39 m of textual and graphic records, cartographic materials, architectural drawings, sound recordings, publications, and moving images

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On March 15, 1827, the University of Toronto, then called “King’s College”, was granted its royal charter by King George IV. In the years since its founding, the university has been home to a series of colourful presidents who, together with an extraordinary cast of faculty, staff, and students, have guided the university through a history filled with dramatic events — from the admission of women in the 1880s, the University College fire of 1890, two world wars, the student protests of the 1960s, decades of growth and underfunding, to the new wave of building, renewal, and excellence today.

Below is a list of the University of Toronto’s past presidents:
The Honourable and Right Reverend John Strachan – 1827-1848

The Reverend John McCaul – 1848-1880

Sir Daniel Wilson – 1880-1892

James Loudon – 1892-1906

Sir Robert Alexander Falconer – 1907-1932

The Honourable and Reverend Henry John Cody – 1932-1945

Sidney Earle Smith – 1945-1957

Claude Thomas Bissell – 1958-1971

John Robert Evans – 1972-1978

James Milton Ham – 1978-1983

David William Strangway – 1983-1984

George Edward Connell – 1984-1990

John Robert Stobo Prichard – 1990–2000

Robert Joseph Birgeneau – 2000-2004

C. David Naylor – 2005-2013

Meric Gertler – 2013-

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This fonds contains 75 accessions of records. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

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Inventory of the Records of the Office of the President

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