Part 1: Dr Angnes Benedickson. Location: Grant Hall. Video begins with footage of procession filing into Grant Hall. Dr Benedickson is appointed chancellor, and then delivers a speech. Thomas Berger, Sidney Robert Blair, Brian Dickson, Robert Dunsmore are all presented with an honourary doctorate of laws.
Part 1. Main Speaker: Dr Henry Morgentaler. Location: Grant Hall. Chariman of the Dunning Trust welcomes Dr Morgentaler who lectures for the remainder of the video. Final 8 minutes of the video is black screen.
Part 1. Main Speaker(s): Beverly Pearson Murphy, Bartha Maria Knopps, Robert Reid, Roberta Labelle, Dr David Roy. Location: An auditorium, likely in Walter Light Hall. Begins with Murphy introducing the topic of the lectures before Knopps discusses her research. Reid speaks on the evolution of new reproductive technologies. Labelle talks about reproductive technologies and how they interact with economics. Afterwards Dr Roy talks about chance vs control in reproductive technologies, as well as the ethics of the subject. Video ends partway through his presentation.
Part 1. Main Speaker(s): Margaret Atwood, Erich Vogt, Jill Conway, Henry Rosovsky, William McNeil. Location: Grant Hall. Part of a symposium held in conjunction with the installation of Principal David Smith. Instead of the structured format of the other symposium sessions, this one is an unstructured dialogue between all the panelists. The panelists discuss the university's responsibility to help better humanity's future, with a focus on war. The conversation drifts to whether universities should be known for different roles in society, and the consequences that has on the universities.
Part 1. Main Speaker(s): Henry Rosovsky, David Johnson. Location: Grant Hall. Part of a symposium held in conjunction with the installation of Principal David Smith. Rosovsky speaks about universities from an international perspective, comparing and contrasting Western universities to others in other countries around the world, and how Harvard is trying to globalize its students. Johnson then speaks on Rosovsky's presentation.
Part 1. Main Speaker(s): David Haglund, Nikolai Tolstoy. Location: potentially in Stirling Hall. Begins with Haglund talking about Tolstoy and the topic of his paper, which is revisiting the Nuremburg Trials. He then introduces a professor from the University of Toronto, who talks more about the subject of the talk and who also introduces Tolstoy. Tolstoy then lectures the audience for the remainder of the video.
Part 1. Main Speaker(s): David Cannon. Location: classroom. Video is of a workshop by Cannon with numerous School of Nursing students. He gives lots of career-related advice, including how to do well in an interview, and succeed at being a nurse. He then answers audience questions about resumes, cover letters, and interviews.
Part 1. Main Speaker(s): Fred Goodman. Video contains a lectre by Goodman on using the scientific teaching game Queries and Theories to assist with teaching science and languages in public schools. He demostrates the effectiveness of the game by teaching it to the audience.
Part 1. Main Speaker(s): Fred Goodman. Video contains a demonstration by Goodman of educational games which can be played with large groups, with the purpose of assisting with education in public schools. Begins partway through a game Goodman was playing with the audience, which continues for the remainder of the video.
Part 1. Main Speaker(s): Dr Alan Cairns, Dr John Whalley. Begins with chairman introducing Dr Cairns, who then delivers a paper titled 'Political Science and the Constitution Crisis'. Afterwards Dr Whalley delivers a paper called 'Life After Free Trade: Shaping the Canadian Economic Policy for the 1990's'.