Lee Stewart argues in this book that the notion of university education as a cultural entitlement, inherent in the literal translation of the University of British Columbia's motto Tuum Est as 'It is yours, ' has always been more applicable to male than to female students. Conversely, the popular interpretation of Tuum Est, 'It's up to you, ' has held greater significance for women. Stewart examines the demands, accomplishments, and limitations of women advocates and educators against the background of the social and cultural conditions which enveloped them.This need was evident not only to students and members of the UWC but also to UBC administrators, who assumed that ... concerned with its minority female population in the wake of the massive male registration following the Second World War, built womena#39;s residences in 1951. ... If UBC was going to be able to fulfil its mandate to offer higher education to students throughout the province, it needed toanbsp;...
|Title||:||It's Up to You|
|Publisher||:||UBC Press - 2011-11-01|