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category: History
published: Nov 2017
ISBN:9781772032246
publisher: Heritage House Publishing

The Hundred-Year Trek

A History of Student Life at UBC

by Sheldon Goldfarb, foreword by Kim Campbell

tagged: social history, post-confederation (1867-), 20th century
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A vibrant look back through a century of student life, achievement, and activism at UBC.

“Sheldon Goldfarb’s skillful and lively storytelling makes this a valuable contribution to social history and a memoir to be enjoyed by all who lived it.”—from the foreword by Kim Campbell

From Pierre Berton to David Suzuki, Kim Campbell to Justin Trudeau, the University of British Columbia has accepted some impressive students into its fold over the past century. Yet, the story of UBC’s student body—the largest and arguably most vocal in western Canada—comprises much more than the eventual achievements of the institution’s most famous members. Today, the university boasts an alumni of over 300,000—men and women who spent their student days in the shadows of two world wars, those who marched for every cause, and those who can barely remember any of it.

Featuring over two hundred photographs and illustrations collected from UBC’s student archives, The Hundred-Year Trek is a visually fascinating presentation and light-hearted narrative of student life at the University of British Columbia from its founding in 1915 until its hundredth year. Author Sheldon Goldfarb, the archivist of the UBC’s Alma Mater Society, tells the story of the students’ treks and struggles as they helped build their university and won a share in determining its direction. More than just a year-by-year recap of university life, this book is a lively look at the wider social and cultural trends of the past century.

About the Authors

Sheldon Goldfarb has been the archivist of UBC’s Alma Mater Society for over twenty years. He holds multiple degrees, including a master’s in Archival Studies and an MA and PhD in English. He is the author of the young adult novel Remember, Remember, which was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award, as well as academic books on William Makepeace Thackery and dozens of literary essays, book reviews, and biographical articles.


Sheldon Goldfarb has been the archivist of UBC’s Alma Mater Society for over twenty years. He holds multiple degrees, including a master’s in Archival Studies and an MA and PhD in English. He is the author of the young adult novel Remember, Remember, which was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award, as well as academic books on William Makepeace Thackery and dozens of literary essays, book reviews, and biographical articles.

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