Sub-series F-200-1-8 - Vice-President, Research

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Vice-President, Research

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  • 1979 - 1999 (Creation)

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1.15 m of textual records

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Sub-series consists of records relating to the Vice-President, Academic's interactions with the Vice-President, Research / Information Systems (VP Research after 1990), records relating to SFU research institutes and external granting agencies, and correspondence with university departments during the periods in which they reported to the VP Research, including the University Archives, Computing Services, the University Library and Bookstore, the Animal Care Facility, and the University / Industry Liaison Office. The correspondence begins with the appointment of Tom Calvert as the first Vice-President, Research / Information Systems in 1985 and continues with Calvert's successors. Note that in 1985 the Office carried forward a number of pre-1985 files relating to research centres and institutes and integrated these into the new series. Activities and topics documented include organization of the VP Research portfolio; development and implementation of university research policy; research grants and professorships, and correspondence with granting agencies, including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Science Council; records relating to research centres and institutes, including unsuccessful proposals; development of the student information system (SIMON); and the deliberations and activities of a number of university committees including the SFU / Canada Foundation for Innovation Steering Committee, the University Publications Committee, the President's Research Grant Committee, the University Radiology Safety Committee, and the University Computing Advisory Committee. Records include correspondence and reports; policies, drafts, and working papers; research centre proposals, applications, agreements, budgets, and annual reports; research grant proposals, summaries, and awards lists; contracts and agreements; and communiqu├ęs and press releases.

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Note that as departments moved into and out of the reporting portfolio of the VP Research, correspondence between the VP Academic and those departments was shifted accordingly in the file classification plan. As a result, records relating to individual departments may be dispersed through time over several different archival series. See Appendix A, Access Points Index, to cross-reference archival series by department name.

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Prior to 1985 the Dean of Graduate Studies was responsible for a number of functions relating to research support services; see:

F-200-3-4-3, Graduate Studies. Research groups and institutes (1973-1985).
F-200-3-4-4, Graduate Studies. Research grants and contracts (1979-1985).

For other records in this fonds relating to research, see:

F-200-14, Grants, scholarships, gifts, prizes and awards (1989-1998).

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Further accruals to sub-sub-series 1 (General), 2 (Research centres), and 9 (University / Industry Liaison Office) are expected. No further accruals to the other sub-sub-series are expected.

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