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Gordon Shrum
An Autobiography with Peter Stursberg
Gordon Shrum   Peter Stursberg  

167 Pages


About the Book

Fearsome, tireless, dynamic, a master builder and management superstar -- the late Dr. Gordon Shrum was all of these. He was also a man who achieved more after age sixty-five than most do in their entire lives and who, until his death at age ninety in 1985, was widely considered 'the greatest living British Columbian.'

This autobiography traces Shrum's beginnings on a southern Ontario farm, through his school and university years in Toronto, his distinguished academic career at UBC and his post-retirement careers as chancellor of Simon Fraser University, head of B.C. Hydro, Robson Square, and the Vancouver Museum.

About the Author(s)

Peter Stursberg is an adjunct professor in the Centre of Canadian Studies at Simon Fraser University. A well known war correspondent during World War II and broadcaster, he has written extensively for Canadian newspapers and journals. His previous works include "oral histories" of John Diefenbaker and Lester B. Pearson.

Clive Cocking (editor) is a Vancouver writer and editor.

Table of Contents


Introduction / Peter Stursberg

1. Just a farm boy
2. Among intellectual giants
3. Rough passage overseas
4. "Halt, action, front!"
5. The elusive green line
6. Extracurricular professor
7. Chief expediter
8. The politics of power
9. Building public power
10. The instant university
11. "Berkeley North"
12. Last days at Hydro
13. Twice more into the breach
14. The easy good times are over



This portrait is like Gordon Shrum: brisk, clear, forthright.

- BC Studies

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