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Technical University of British Columbia fonds
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Technical University of British Columbia fonds

  • F-177
  • Fonds
  • 1988 - 2002

Fonds consists of records relating to the activities of the Office of the President and the Board of Governors. Activities, events and topics documented include the establishment and development of TechBC and its programs; early governance, including the activities of the Interim Planning Council and the Interim Governing Board for TechBC; meetings of the Board of Governors and various other university committees and boards; campus development; budgeting, fundraising, and other financial management activities; human resources management; public relations activities; and external co-operation and liaison activities, including TechBC's relationship with the Provincial Government.

Records include terms of reference, minutes, agendas, and supporting papers; correspondence; reports, papers, proposals, academic plans, and working papers; subject files; audit reports, budgets, grant applications, and financial statements; reference manuals and policy statements; contracts and agreements; personnel files and job descriptions; course outlines, program outlines, and academic calendars; presentations and speeches; booklets, brochures, and promotional material; press releases, newspaper articles, journal articles, and newsletters; photographs; videocassettes; audio cassettes; architectural drawings; and artifacts.

Technical University of British Columbia

Office of the President records

Series consists of records relating to the activities of the President and Office of the President of the Technical University of British Columbia. Activities, events and topics documented include activities of the Interim Planning Council, Interim Governing Board, and university committees and boards; academic issues, including academic and program planning activities, as well as research and external affairs activities; campus and administrative structures development; community relations activities; financial and fundraising activities; human resources, information services, legal affairs, and systems management; as well as external co-operation and liaison activities. Series also includes records relating to TechBC, accumulated by the Office of the President for reference or historical value.

Records include correspondence; reports, papers, proposals, briefs, business, education and academic plans; terms of reference, minutes, agendas, and supporting papers; presentations and speeches; manuals; course outlines, program outlines, and academic calendars; personnel files, job descriptions, contracts and letters of appointment; financial statements, grant applications, audits, and budgets; agreements; legislation; membership information; booklets, brochures, and promotional material; press releases, newspaper articles, journal articles, newsletters; event notices and invitations; notes; videocassettes, audiocassettes, photographs; architectural drawings; and artifacts.

Technical University of British Columbia. Office of the President

Committees of the Board records

Sub-series consists of records relating to Board of Governors committees. Activities, events and topics documented include committee meetings and membership, as well as the specific activities and responsibilities of each committee. Records include terms of reference and membership lists; agendas, minutes, and supporting papers; correspondence and reports; budgets and financial statements; press releases; and contracts.

Business and Finance Committee records

Sub-sub-series consists of records relating to the Business and Finance Commitee. Activities, events and topics documented include Committee meetings and membership, and University budgets and financial issues. Records include minutes and supporting papers; correspondence; budgets and financial statements; and membership lists.

Technical University of British Columbia. Board of Governors. Business and Finance Committee

Board of Governors records

Series consists of records relating to the activities of the Board of Governors and its committees. Activities, events and topics documented include the composition, duties, responsibilities, and activities of the Board; meetings of the Board and its committees; the establishment of University budgets; University finances; Presidential recruitment; Presidential reports to the Board; human resources issues; and campus development.

Records include terms of reference, minutes, agendas, and supporting papers; correspondence and reports; subject files; budgets and financial statements; working papers; reference manuals and policy statements; member lists; contracts; press releases; presentations; and photographs.

Technical University of British Columbia. Board of Governors

Research and external affairs records

Sub-sub-series consists of records relating to TechBC research and external affairs activities. Activities, events and topics documented include TechBC's efforts to establish partnerships and links with various private corporations and the public sector, including various scientific and research institutes and councils, in order to develop TechBC's research and educational programs; participation in projects and other collaborative activities with these groups, including participation in forums and on boards; acquisition of funding to support the University's research activities; and the development of TechBC Corporation, an applied research company owned by TechBC and created to develop new technologies, incubate new companies, supply consulting services, and provide education to high tech companies. Records include reports, proposals, and business plans; correspondence; agreements; applications; presentations; booklets, brochures, and promotional material; annual reports; agendas; notes; and press releases.

Administration records

Sub-series consists of records relating to the general administration of the University and the development of its programs, services, and physical presence. Records include correspondence; reports, position papers, briefs, and working papers; minutes, terms of reference, and supporting papers; agreements; financial reports; promotional material; architectural drawings; legislation; lists; and reference material.

Campus development records

Sub-sub-series consists of records relating to the determination and development of a permanent location for the University. Activities, events and topics documented include temporary accommodation arrangements; the consideration of various sites; negotiations with the Provincial government for a permanent location; negotiations with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) for the Surrey City Central site; the design of and acquisition of funds for the building at the City Central site; and the development of a facilities program for the City Central campus. Records include correspondence; reports, briefs, and working papers; minutes and supporting papers; agreements; financial reports; promotional material; and architectural drawings.

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.

President's Office files

Sub-series consists of records relating to the position and activities of the President of TechBC. Activities, events and topics documented include Presidential recruiting and compensation; speeches made by the President, President's Annual Reports; activities of the President's Executive Advisory Committee (PEAC); and Vice-Presidential duties, objectives and activities. Records include correspondence; reports, papers, speeches and presentations; minutes, agendas and supporting documents; annual reports; and contracts.

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