In October 1959, a slim eight-page newsletter was mailed out to universities across Canada. According to its unnamed editor, this “new quarterly [is] designed to keep university personnel and others who are interested in higher education informed about university affairs.” Its name, fittingly, was University Affairs.
On its first anniversary, the still unnamed editor declared that the first volume of the bulletin had been “an experiment.” And while “it is always difficult to discover whether such a publication is valued … most of the few comments received have been complimentary so it has been decided to carry on.”
Sixty years later, we are still carrying on.
Surviving 60 years in Canadian publishing is an achievement, but thriving over those six decades is a triumph worthy of celebration. The magazine has gone from strength to strength over the years, attracting acclaim and many awards along the way. Through it all, we have you, dear readers, ultimately to thank for its success. The enthusiasm, affection and sense of attachment you’ve shown for the magazine is humbling.
Leo Charbonneau, Editor