His class was a haven from the university turmoil

After completing Grade 13 at Lester Pearson HS in New Westminster, I entered UBC as a first year engineering student in 1960. That first year was daunting. I had no pre-calculus course and didn’t even know how to operate a slide rule. I was in Dean Gage’s first year calculus class. He knew the predicament of those of us coming directly from high school and consequently started his lecture from the basics. He was an excellent teacher who could explain the most difficult concepts clearly and often with humour. His class was a haven from the university turmoil. He always had a full lecture hall with even some students from other professors attending. I have the fondest memories of Dean Gage.

Robert Godfrey
BASc 1965