Chronology - 1980s: A Decade of Expansion


In the 1987-88 school year, CSD established a research group that replaced the interdisciplinary group that had started work on the New Oxford English Dictionary. As the project moved further into the data capture stage, the services of humanities students and faculty were no longer needed

Former Ontario Premier Bill Davis was on hand for the official opening of the William G. Davis Centre for Computer Research (more commonly known as the Davis Centre). The premier was given a demonstration of the New Oxford English Dictionary software as part of the opening ceremonies. They looked up the name Davis in the Dictionary and discovered he was responsible for the word "ridership." (Ponzo 77).

John Brzozowski returned as the Chairman of CSD (Ponzo 63).

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