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Vice-President, Academic - correspondence

Series consists of records relating to the activities of the Office of the Vice-President, Academic, including budget planning, involvement in teaching and faculty staff matters, meetings with other senior university administrators, and supervision of university departments that reported to the VP Academic, either directly or indirectly through the Associate VP Academic. For detailed descriptions of record types, see individual sub-series descriptions.


Series consists of publications produced by the Faculty of Education relating to its programs, courses, and services. Note that while the date range covers a 40-year span starting in 1965, there are relatively few publications for the period between 1988 and 1997.

Centre for Canadian Studies records

Series includes records made and received by the Centre for Canadian Studies in the course of the general administration and organization of the Centre. Topics and activities covered include policies and procedures; committee formation and meetings; external review of the Centre; development, administration, and delivery of programs and courses; and the development of bilingual programs (predominantly in French). Document types include correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, proposals, reports, statistics, and press clippings.

Centre for Canadian Studies

Teaching records

Series consists of records made and/or received by Peter Buitenhuis in the course of his teaching career. Topics and activities covered include course instruction and planning, program development, and Buitenhuis’s teaching positions and sabbaticals. The records reflect Buitenhuis's work at such institutions as University of California Berkeley, Yale University, McGill University, and Simon Fraser University's Department of English.

Records include exams; course readings, notes, outlines, and class materials; student assignments; a thesis; program proposals; Master of Publishing Steering Committee minutes; and correspondence.

Conference, presentation, and literary jury materials

Series includes materials relating to conferences, workshops, and literary juries in which Peter Buitenhuis participated, organized, or presented. Topics and activities documented include his participation on the Governor General Awards non-fiction jury, Canadian Association of American Studies conferences, a World War seminar in Paris, and a History of the Book Conference.

This series includes correspondence, presentation papers, conference programs and pamphlets, newsletters, and submitted papers and presentation proposals.

Correspondence and personal records

Series includes correspondence between Peter Buitenhuis and various friends, colleagues, and peers—including Margaret Atwood, Timothy "Tiff" Findley, Northrop Frye, Thomas Wolfe, Adrienne Clarkson, Norman Holmes Pearson, Glynn Beard, Earle Birney, Anne Cameron, Joy Kogawa, Nigel Nicolson, Peter Such, Derek Martinus, Richard Stern, Betty Lambert, and Scott Symons (see files F-242-4-0-0-1 "Correspondence", F-242-4-0-0-2 "Correspondence: II L-Z," vol 1, and F-242-4-0-0-13 Scott Symons--please note that some original documents have been removed from the files and replaced with photocopies). Series also includes records relating to Buitenhuis's personal affairs, including financial records; party arrangements; church activities; and advocacy interests and involvement. Topics documented include the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) program "Ideas," publications and manuscripts by Buitenhuis as well as other authors, Ford Maddox Ford, the Public Lending Right Commission, West Coast Energy, and Park Royal Shopping Centre.

Records primarily consist of correspondence, but also include forms, a notebook, brochures, and reports.


Series consists of records relating to the Dean of Graduate Studies correspondence with Graduate Program Chairs and academic departments about various issues relating to graduate studies at the university. Also included is correspondence sent and received by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, correspondence with the Simon Fraser Student Society and the University Council of British Columbia. Records include correspondence and working papers, minutes, and reports.

Graduate program proposals

Series consists of records relating to new graduate program proposals (Master or Ph.D. level) submitted to the Dean of Graduate Studies for review and includes program descriptions, course outlines, library reviews, letters of support from external academics, faculty C.V.'s, and draft versions of final proposals sent to Senate. Records include correspondence and working papers, reports, and statistics.

Sports Photographs

Series consists of photographic materials relating to SFU athletics, athletes, and events that include basketball, football, soccer, swimming, track and field, women's athletics, wrestling, and other miscellaneous sports such as cricket, fencing, hockey, and rugby.

Publications and posters

Series consists of publications and graphic material created by the School and its predecessors. Material includes annual reports, course guides, brochures, booklets, posters and newsletters.

Student relations files

Series consists of records relating to students of the School and its predecessors. Activities, topics and events documented include the development of student-related policies (lab and workshop fees, reviews of student productions, and guidelines for MAs by special arrangement), and student projects (including the film "The Painted Door", a dance lecture / demonstration project in secondary schools, and a study of Vancouver public art entitled "Art for View").

Records include correspondence, project budgets, invoices, grant application forms, questionnaires, and project products (script, booklet).

Budget and financial records

Series consists of records relating to the management of the financial resources of the School and its predecessors. Activities and events documented include budget planning, funding and grant requests. Records include budgets, budget submissions and supporting papers; correspondence and reports; faculty, TA and sessional requirements, requests and authorizations; applications and proposals; capital equipment requests; and notes and working papers.

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