Welcome to the Walter Gage Book Project
You knew him on UBC campus as Dean Gage and later President Gage. He touched many of us as a math professor and later as the person in charge of running a major Canadian university. A number of UBC alumni feel that Walter Gage was a lot more than that. We’ve all heard stories how he would somehow find the supporting funds required for a student to stay on at UBC, obtain a degree, and start a successful career. We recently learned about how he could always find the time to counsel a student and provide much-needed direction. Perhaps that student was you or someone you knew.The Friends of Walter Gage, in recognition of the former UBC Dean and President’s enduring impact on the lives of so many, have honoured his legacy by publishing a book entitled The Age of Walter Gage: How One Canadian Shaped the Lives of Thousands. The book, authored by retired Vancouver Sun columnist Shelley Fralic, includes memorable stories and anecdotes and dozens of photographs chronicling Gage’s exemplary life.
Please join the Friends of Walter Gage on February 15, 2018 for the gala celebration and official book launch. UBC President Santa Ono, SFU Chancellor Anne Giardini, Hon. Preston Manning, author Shelley Fralic, and other special guests will be in attendance. You can pre-order books to receive an invitation to the gala celebration and book launch. Pre-ordered books will be available for pickup and purchase at the event.
Over the past year we have been collecting memories of Walter Gage for the book. We won’t stop collecting but will continue to accept submitted stories and post them on this companion website.
We deeply appreciate the Applied Science faculty for hosting this website. But it’s not just about engineers. We welcome alumni, emeriti, and staff from all UBC faculties and anyone who knew Walter Gage to share their stories.