Wilfrid Laurier University

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Wilfrid Laurier University

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1911-

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Beginning in 1911 as the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, in Waterloo, Ontario. Non-denominational courses began to be offered in 1914. The school changed it's name to the Waterloo College of Arts in 1924, becoming the Waterloo Lutheran University in 1959, shortly before the Lutheran church discontinued it's sponsorship of the university. Finally, Wilfrid Laurier University was established in 1973, with the Wilfrid Laurier University Act.

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Nassau, Wilhelm E. (1922-)

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Nassau, Wilhelm E. is the subordinate of Wilfrid Laurier University

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1969-2011

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In 1969, Wilfren Laurier University (then the Waterloo Lutheran University) hired Nassau to spearhead the development of an Audio-Visual department, where he developed courses in Film Study, Radio and Television Arts and Photograhpy. He also headed the development of the Telecollege program; televised lecture courses for distance education.

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