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Office of the Chancellor fonds
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1961-2011, predominant 1961-1985 (Creation)
- Office of the Chancellor
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1.5 m of textual records
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The Office of Chancellor of S.F.U. was formally established with the appointment of the first officer of the University and first Chancellor, Dr. Gordon M. Shrum, on 9 May 1963. The functions of the Chancellor were laid out in the Universities Act (SBC 1963 c. 52, ss. 11-14; RSBC 1979, c. 419, ss. 11-17), which stated that the chief role of the Chancellor was to confer degrees. The Chancellor was elected by the members of Convocation, and presided as chair of this body. The Chancellor also sat as a member of other bodies, including the Board of Governors and the Senate. The incumbent to this position also represented the University at various events and took on speaking engagements in keeping with the largely ceremonial nature of the office.
Scope and content
The fonds of the Office of Chancellor consists of records created and received in the course of carrying out the functions of the Chancellor. The activities documented include correspondence on various subjects; participation in university committees and other bodies including the Board of Governors and Senate; and liaison with external bodies, including professional associations and other universities. The types of documents include meeting agenda and minutes, brochures, correspondence, memoranda, publications, reports, and transcripts.
The material mainly covers the tenure of the first four Chancellors of SFU, up to 1985. There is a single post-1985 item, a photograph book in series 5 relating to Brandt C. Louie, Chancellor from 2006-2011.
Immediate source of acquisition
The records were transferred directly from the Office of the Chancellor.
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Restrictions on access
Some files may contain personal or confidential information. Access to these files may be restricted as required by law. Files marked 'pending review' must be reviewed by an archivist prior to release, and as a result of the review access restrictions may apply. Please see the file lists and consult the archivist for more details.
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File lists are available.
Consult the inventories to the Board of Governors, Senate, and Office of the President fonds.
All accessions have been processed as of September 2002. Further accruals are expected.
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Finding aid prepared by Bruce Schinkelwitz, Ian Forsyth, Enid Britt, Kadimola Lomamba (January 1997); updated March 2000, July 2006, and January 2012 (access points added at series level).