File 5 - Interview with Don Cowan.

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Interview with Don Cowan.

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UWA-2-2022-16-5

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  • October 13, 2022 (Interviewer)
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    Millar, Dr. Anne
  • October 13, 2022 (Interviewee)
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    Cowan, Donald D.

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1 mp4 file (2 hr.)

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A sound recording of an interview conducted by Dr. Anne Millar with Don Cowan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, for the Oral History Hub pilot project. The interview includes discussions about Cowan's family background, their decision to come to Waterloo and the path that brought them here, as well as their thoughts about the institution and where it will be at 100 years old, in 2057. Additional topics include computer science, IBM, Computer Science Days, math contests, WATFOR, WATFIV, MicroWAT, Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, intellectual property, startups, co-op, Wes Graham, Ralph Stanton, Doug Wright, Ken Fryer, Paul Dirksen, Paul Cress, and Pat Fisher. The interview was conducted virtually from Waterloo, Ontario. File also contains a transcript of the interview.

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The sound recording and transcription are available on the Waterloo Digital Library.

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Copying or storing any content from this collection is expressly prohibited without prior permission from the University of Waterloo Archives.

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Preferred citation: University of Waterloo Archives. University of Waterloo Oral History Hub pilot interviews. Interview with Professor Don Cowan, October 13, 2022. UWA-2-2022-16-5.

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