Office of the President

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Office of the President

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Description area

Dates of existence

1965 -

History

The Office of President of Simon Fraser University was formally established with the appointment of the first President, Patrick D. McTaggart-Cowan, at the inaugural meeting of the Board of Governors on 10 October 1963. The President took office on 1 January 1964. The original functions of the President were laid out in the Universities Act (SBC 1963 c. 52, ss. 56-60), which stated that the President was the University's chief executive officer, with the duty to "generally supervise and direct the academic work of the University, teaching and administrative staffs, and the officers and servants." Other duties could be assigned to the President by the Board of Governors. The specific powers granted to the President included the authority "(a) to recommend appointments, promotions, and the removal of members of the teaching and administrative staffs and the officers and servants of the University; (b) to summon meetings of a Faculty whenever he may deem it necessary to do so ... and (c) to authorize lectures and instruction in any Faculty to be given by persons other than the duly appointed members of the teaching staff." Further powers included the ability to suspend any student or member of staff, and to deal summarily with any matter of student discipline. The President was to report to the Board of Governors annually on the progress of the University, acted as the chair of the Senate and the Faculty Council, and assumed the role of chairman of convocation in the absence of the chancellor. The powers and duties of the office have generally remained stable. However, over the years, different administrative bodies have reported to the President.

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Relationships area

Related entity

International Services for Students (2001 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

2001 -

Description of relationship

SFU International reports to Office of the President

Related entity

Committee to Review Personal Safety and Security at SFU (1993 - [ca 1996])

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1993 - 1996

Description of relationship

Committee to Review Personal Safety and Security at SFU reports to Office of the President

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Equity Office (1991 - 2001)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1991 - 2001

Description of relationship

Equity Office reports to Office of the President

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Office of International Cooperation (1985 - 2001)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1985 - 1988

Description of relationship

Office of International Cooperation reports to Office of the President

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Archives and Records Management Department (1968 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1978 - 1986

Description of relationship

Archives and Records Management Department reports to Office of the President

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Institutional Research and Planning (1974 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1974 - 1985

Description of relationship

Office of Analytical Studies reports to Office of the President

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Student Services (1964 -)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1973 - 1979

Description of relationship

Student Services reports to Office of the President

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Office of the Vice-President, University Services (1971 - 1977)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1972 - 1975

Description of relationship

Office of the Vice-President, University Services reports to Office of the President

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Office of the Vice-President, Administration (1969 - 1994)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1970 - 1993

Description of relationship

Office of the Vice-President, Administration reports to Office of the President

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Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost (1970 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1970 -

Description of relationship

Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost reports to Office of the President

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Academic Planning Office (1964 - 1974)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1964 - 1970

Description of relationship

Academic Planning Office reports to Office of the President

Related entity

Blaney, Jack P.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

15 September 1997 - 31 January 1998

Description of relationship

Jack P. Blaney officer of Office of the President: President (Pro Tem)

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Stevenson, Michael

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 December 2000 -

Description of relationship

Michael Stevenson officer of Office of the President: President

Related entity

McTaggart-Cowan, Patrick (1912 - 1997)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 January 1964 - 31 May 1968

Description of relationship

Patrick McTaggart-Cowan officer of Office of the President: President

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Blaney, Jack P.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 February 1998 - 30 November 2000

Description of relationship

Jack P. Blaney officer of Office of the President: President

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Gagan, David P.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 June 1997 - 14 September 1997

Description of relationship

David P. Gagan officer of Office of the President: President (Pro Tem)

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Ivany, J. W. George

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 April 1983 - 31 August 1983

Description of relationship

J. W. George Ivany officer of Office of the President: Acting President

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Ellis, John F.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 June 1968 - 5 June 1968

Description of relationship

John F. Ellis officer of Office of the President: Acting President

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MacPherson, Archibald

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

5 June 1968 - 29 July 1968

Description of relationship

Archibald MacPherson officer of Office of the President: Acting President

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Strand, Kenneth (30 June 1931 -)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 August 1968 - 31 July 1969

Description of relationship

Kenneth Strand officer of Office of the President: Acting President

Related entity

Strand, Kenneth (30 June 1931 -)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

8 September 1969 - 31 August 1974

Description of relationship

Kenneth Strand officer of Office of the President: President

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Jewett, Pauline (11 December 1922 - 5 July 1992)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 1974 - 9 October 1974

Description of relationship

Pauline Jewett officer of Office of the President: President

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Srivastava, Lalit M.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 August 1969 - 8 September 1969

Description of relationship

Lalit M. Srivastava officer of Office of the President: Acting President

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Birch, Daniel R.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

19 October 1978 - 31 December 1978

Description of relationship

Daniel R. Birch officer of Office of the President: Acting President

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Pedersen, Knud George (13 June 1991 -)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 January 1979 - 31 March 1983

Description of relationship

Knud George Pedersen officer of Office of the President: President

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Saywell, William George

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 1983 - 1 March 1993

Description of relationship

William George Saywell officer of Office of the President: President

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Stubbs, John O.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 August 1993 - 8 June 1997

Description of relationship

John O. Stubbs officer of Office of the President: President

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