University of British Columbia. Community Relations

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University of British Columbia. Community Relations

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Community Relations emerged in 1985 to replace Information Services which functioned between 1965 and 1985. Like its predecessor, Community Relations strives to increase public understanding and support for the University. This goal is accomplished through encouraging public use of University facilities and campus attractions, promoting improved liaison between the University and the public and private sectors, and providing the media with information about UBC and its activities. Community Relations produces several publications in an effort to keep both the University community and the public informed about significant University events. In addition, this office provides public relations and counselling services for UBC academic and administrative units in all aspects of internal and external communications. In 1985, the Community Relations office included the Director, the Publications Editor, and Community Relations Officers. In late 1986, a News Bureau was established, later altering its name to Media Relations in 1991. In 1989, the UBC Speakers Bureau was transferred from the Alumni Association. Marketing was added in 1989 and re-named Promotion in 1992. In 1995, Community Relations changed its name to University Relations.


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