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.
What is the hidden legacy of Walter Gage and his quiet, mild-mannered 50 years at UBC?
The Friends of Walter Gage intend to recognize his lasting impact on the lives of so many, and to honour his legacy by publishing a book entitled The Age of Walter Gage: How One Canadian Shaped the Lives of Thousands with memorable stories, anecdotes and photos, and a biographical summary of his exemplary life.
Over the past year we have been collecting recollections for the book. When the book is published in Fall 2017, 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.