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Contract researcher files

Sub-series consists of records compiled and created by a contract researcher hired by the Office of the President. Includes files of documents relating to the Fraser Valley University Society and TechBC, compiled by the researcher to write a history of TechBC and to create an Archives for the University. Records also include working papers and drafts of the "History of the Technical University of British Columbia" and an inventory of Fraser Valley University Society records in TechBC's custody. The sub-series also includes records relating to research performed concerning applied science and research programs; proposed partnerships with corporations, industry, BCIT and Simon Fraser University; and other reports relating to the development of the University. Records include reports; correspondence; working papers and notes; minutes; promotional material, brochures, newspaper articles and press releases; and legislation. Records include both photocopies and originals.

TechBC historical files

Sub-series consists of records maintained by the Office of the President for historical purposes. Activities, events and topics documented include the establishment and development of TechBC; the Fraser Valley University Society's role in the creation of TechBC; opening of the University; the political and educational climate surrounding the University's development; the President's daily activities; program and services development; funding; and television and radio interviews. Records include Internal Planning Reports produced in 1996 and 1997 to facilitate the planning of the University. Records include reports and proposals; correspondence; brochures; calendars; minutes and agendas; presentations; course outlines; working papers; notes; day calendar; certificate of incorporation; and videocassettes, audiocassettes, and artifacts.

Early governance records

Sub-series consists of records relating to Sheehan's participation as a member of the Interim Planning Council (IPC) and the Interim Governing Board (IGB) for TechBC. Includes reference files created by Sheehan relating to the activities of the Fraser Valley University Society. Activities, events and topics documented include the Fraser Valley University Society's role in the establishment of the University; meetings of the IPC and IGB; the development of TechBC's mission, mandate, and establishing legislation; the planning of academic programs, university governance, and facilities; budget development and acquisition of government funding; policy development; establishment of campus location; hiring of faculty; liaison with the Provincial Government, including the Ministry of Education, Skills and Training and Surrey MLAs; the CAUT boycott; public relations activities carried out on behalf of TechBC; as well as biographical and other information regarding IPC members. Records include minutes, agendas, and supporting papers; correpondence; articles and press releases; reports; budgets and financial statements; constitutions, bylaws and legislation; biographical material; and photographs.

President's historical files

Sub-series consists of records selected by the President as historically significant to TechBC. Activities, events and topics documented include activities of the Interim Planning Council and the Interim Governing Board; the dispute over tenure with the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT); historical milestones in the development of the University; the determination of its location; partnerships formed with private corporations, post-secondary institutions, and other organizations; the search for the first President and CEO; Executive, staff and other meetings; presentations and talks given by the President to external groups; Core Services Review of TechBC; and the University's participation in the BC High Technology Strategy. Records include correspondence; reports; minutes; booklets, brochures, promotional material, newspaper articles, and press releases; academic calendars; presentations; financial records; lists; photographs; compact disk; and legislation.

Fundraising records

Sub-series consists of records relating to fundraising activities for TechBC carried out by the Fraser Valley University Society and the Technical University of British Columbia Foundation. Activities, events and topics documented include the Fraser Valley University Society's involvement in raising funds for the new university, special fundraising events, and the development of the Foundation. Records include minutes and supporting papers; correspondence; reports; financial statements; press releases; transcripts of speeches; lists; invitations; and a constitution.