Series 4 - Records of Advisory Committees on the Chancellorship

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Records of Advisory Committees on the Chancellorship

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  • Variations in title: The Committee name changed often.

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CA ON00357 2000-4

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  • 1944-1997 (Creation)

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8 cm of textual records

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Prior to 1944, the Executive Committee made recommendations for the appointment of the position of Chancellor and President. In 1944, following the Victoria University Act, 1944 and the resignation of W.T. Brown as Chancellor (he remained President), the Executive Committee moved that a sub-committee by appointed to present a nomination for the office of Chancellor. In 1951, the Executive Committee again appointed a committee to nominate a chancellor. In 1960, the President asked for a review of the position of Chancellor and a committee was formed to study the role of the Chancellor: “The President stated that the term of the present Chancellor would expire in about a year and half and that he considered it very worthwhile to have a special committee appointed to study and examine the office of the Chancellor, together with the duties and responsibilities which attach thereto (Board of Regents Minutes October 20, 1960).” In 1974, the Executive Committee was again asked to look into the matter of the appointment of a Chancellor. In 1975, the President proposed that an ad-hoc Committee to review the Chancellorship be established (Committee on the Chancellorship). The Committee was to look at the exact role of Chancellor and what type of person would enhance the position and the University. In 1978 the Committee on the Chancellorship reported to the Board that they believed that there should again be a Chancellor and they proposed Northrop Frye for the position. The Advisory Committee to Appoint a Chancellor was again struck in 1991 following Frye's death and again in 1997 as the Chancellorship Committee.

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Series consists of the records of various advisory committees appointed to nominate the Chancellor and to study the role of the Chancellorship. Includes minutes, correspondence, reports, nominations and biographical information on candidates.

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Records with personal information are restricted for 100 years in keeping with relevant privacy and access legislation. Please contact the Archivist for details on access.

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Further accruals are anticipated.

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