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Centre for Canadian Studies fonds
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1969 - 1988 (Creation)
- Centre for Canadian Studies
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1 m of textual records
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The Canadian Studies program developed from a series of informal meetings among a group of interested faculty members in late 1969 and early 1970. Subsequently representatives from eight departments and the library drafted a proposal for a Canadian Studies program within the Division of General Studies (later the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies). Course offerings began in the fall of 1971. The program was intended to provide a corrective for the lack of Canadian content being offered in the University and to provide a focus for interdisciplinary study.
By 1978, the University had appointed a full-time director for the program. The director was advised by a Steering Committee with one member from each department in the University which offered courses acceptable for credit towards the minor in Canadian Studies. The Steering Committee also included representatives from the Faculty of Education, the library, and the Student Society.
In 1980, the program was redesignated as the Centre for Canadian Studies, and offered students a major and honours in Canadian Studies. In addition, the Centre developed a French Canadian Studies Certificate Program.
Upon the dissolution of the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies in 1985, the Centre for Canadian Studies became part of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies within the Faculty of Arts.
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Fonds consists of records created or received by the Centre for Canadian Studies in the course of administering its program and carrying out its operational functions. Activities and topics documented include the establishment, organization, and operation of the Centre, and the development and delivery of courses to undergraduate students. Fonds includes Canadian Studies Steering Committee agendas, minutes, and related papers; correspondence; reports; course proposals and descriptions; and other documents.
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The records were transferred to Archives through the regular application of university Records Retention Schedules and Disposal Authorities (RRSDAs).
The materials were arranged by the Archivist.
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Access to some files may be restricted in accordance with the provisions of British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSBC 1996 c. 165). 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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Series descriptions and file lists are available.
For other material relating to the Centre for Canadian Studies, see the inventory for the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies fonds, F-23. Also consult the finding aid for the Institute of Fisheries Analysis fonds, F-240.
All accessions have been processed as of May 2004. Further accruals are expected.
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Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (January 1999). Revised by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (April 2004).