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Chancellor's Office fonds
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1960-1974, predominant 1967-1971 (Creation)
- University of British Columbia. Chancellor's Office
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1.9 m of textual records
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The 1908 University Act, slightly amended in 1912 for the official incorporation of the University of British Columbia, articulates the legislated duties of the Chancellor, elected by the convocation, as a member of the Board of Governors and a member of the Senate. Over the years, the official functions of the Chancellor have evolved to also include the duty of conferring all degrees granted by the University, to serve as chair of convocation, and to undertake the unoffical honour of representing the University on social and ceremonial occasions. The Chancellor is elected by members of the Convocation to hold the office for a three year term and may be re-elected but may not hold office for more than six consecutive years. The Chancellor serves as the ceremonial head of the University.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, speeches, minutes, financial records and subject files created by the Chancellor's Office in the process of carrying out of its administrative and ceremonial functions as well as in the Chancellor's role as a member of the Senate. In addition, the fonds includes personal papers created by John M. Buchanan, Allan M. McGavin and Nathan T. Nemetz while holding the position of Chancellor.
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Restrictions on access
Fonds consists of institutional records – access requests must be reviewed by the University's FOIPOP Coordinator.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Other records relating to the governance of the University can be found in the Senate, Board of Governors, and President's Office fonds.
Short biographies of the three Chancellors whose personal papers are included in the fonds are also available in hard copy.
BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-828