Fonds - Board of Governors fonds

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Board of Governors fonds

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  • 1913-1994 (Creation)
    University of British Columbia. Board of Governors

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66.5 cm of textual records.
8 microfilm reels.
1 scrapbook.

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The Board of Governors of the University of British Columbia was first constituted under the British Columbia University Act of 1908. The Board originally consisted of the Chancellor (who served as chairman) and the University President who were ex-officio members and nine individuals appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor. The Board is now composed of fifteen members and includes elected members of faculty, students and full time employees as well as eight people appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The Board of Governors is charged with the management, administration and control of the properties, revenue, business and affairs of the University. With the approval of Senate the Board establishes procedures for the recommendation and selection of candidates for presidents, deans, librarians, registrars and other senior academic administrators as the Board may designate. The Board also appoints the president, deans of all faculties, the librarian and other members of the teaching staff. The Board has the power to fix salaries and define duties and tenure of office, but members of the teaching staff may not be appointed, promoted or removed from office except upon the recommendation of the president. The Board receives from the president and analyses or adopts without modifications the budgets for operating and capital expenditures; fixes the fees to be paid by students; administers funds, grants, fees, endowments and other assets; and, with the approval of Senate, has the power to determine the number of students that may be accommodated at the University. The Board is required to seek the approval of the University Council which, in turn, must seek the approval of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council before incurring deficits.

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The fonds consists of Board minutes 1913-1963 (8 reels of microfilm); minutes of open Board meetings, 1975-1994; records arising from the investigation and subsequent report of Judge Peter Lampman (1931-32); Alumni Development Fund records (1948-1949) in a scrapbook; correspondence and manuscript relating to the history of the university (1953-1961).

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Fonds consists of institutional records – access requests must be reviewed by the University's FOIPOP Coordinator.

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BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-771

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