On Thursday, November 14, the University of Windsor Retirees’ Association held a book launch for Back in the Day 1963 to 2013 The University Of Windsor As We Knew It. This is a volume of reflection by University of Windsor retirees to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of Windsor. The Editorial Committee chaired by Professor Kathleen McCrone (General Editor) initially anticipated that around 35 people would participate but over 70 retirees decided to share some of their experiences at the University.
The book has 4 sections: Foundations, Vignettes, New Directions, and Portraits. The members of the Editorial Committee, in addition to Professor McCrone, were Sheila Cameron (Nursing); Ralph Johnson (Philosophy); Kenneth Pryke (History) and Lois Smedick (English). The book has 72 responses, and is indicative of how many welcomed the opportunity to share something of their experience at the University.
The reception was filled to capacity with enthusiastic retirees who were both proud of their achievement and excited about seeing so many former colleagues.
The book Back in the Day was published by Black Moss Press and is available at the University Bookstore for $24.99 including tax.