The Cobourg Years: 1880-1889

1880
Founding of the Y.M.C.A. at Victoria.

1881

Andrew James Bell is appointed Lecturer in Classics.

1882

Arthur Philemon Coleman Vic 1876, who had taught Classics and Science after graduating in 1876, is appointed Professor of Natural History and Geology.

1883

Augusta Stowe (later Stowe-Gulien) receives the M.D. from Victoria, becoming the first woman graduate of an Ontario university and the first woman to graduate from a Canadian medical school.

1884

Nellie Greenwood (later Andrews) receives the B.Sc. from Victoria, becoming the first woman to complete the undergraduate programme at Victoria.
Victoria College and Albert College federate to form Victoria University.

1886

Isabella Willoughby becomes the first woman to receive the B.A. from Victoria.

1887

Nathanael Burwash is appointed President and Chancellor.

1889
Founding of the Ladies' Literary Society.

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