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Technical University of British Columbia. Interim Planning Council.
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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.