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Course Description

What building was called "an octopus with tentacles" and what do cows have to do with the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory? We'll answer these questions and more in this One Day @ UCalgary session. At the University of Calgary, the buildings frame and influence the academic, research, and social lives of all members of the campus community. For the wider community, the university's built environment provides a physical presence and visual reminder of the sense of learning, excitement, and opportunity that is at the core of the university's identity. Come and explore the history of University of Calgary's built environment including the design decisions and choices that have shaped campus architecture, landscaping and transportation. A walking tour of the main campus is included, as is the opportunity to view the archival records related to the history of the University of Calgary buildings.

Course Details

Karen Buckley is an Associate Archivist who has worked in the University Archives since 1996.  She knows where all the interesting records are.

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