Issue 19: May 23, 2008

So important was an institution of higher education to the identity of the young province of Alberta, that just eight months after its creation, Alberta's lieutenant-governor signed the University Act, officially establishing the University of Alberta.

To mark the occasion, the Rutherford Library played host to the Charter Day Dinner in honour of Alberta's premiers on May 9, the day the U of A came into existence, 102 years ago.