Historical Trends

History has a habit of repeating itself and there is sometimes too much effort spent today reinventing the wheel of yesterday. Therefore, let's look at a little of FGS's history.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies was founded in 1949 and our first PhD (who still works here in a post-retirement position), Ken Rozee, graduated in 1955. I studied the Graduate Calendars at the University Archives, looking at one calendar from the end of each decade beginning in 1960. I thank the Archives staff for their assistance and for providing this photo from the late 1950's. The numbers shown in the next three charts (blue dots) were found in these Calendars, or were provided by the Registrar whom I thank for her speedy cooperation. The blue question marks show projections for the year 2010.

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