- 1971-2001 (predominant 1971-1987) (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.49 m. of textual and graphic materials.
Name of creator
The Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) was founded in 1971 as a non-departmental faculty housing programs in Architecture, Environmental Science and Urbanism. The intention of the faculty was to meet increasing demands on the professions, and on the natural and built environments, through an interdisciplinary approach to education, training and research. Over the succeeding four decades, the faculty evolved in response to various cultural, economic and environmental changes and program offerings attempted to address the related challenges, but it remained a non-departmentalized, graduate level faculty offering professional course-based degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Planning, as well as the thesis-based research degrees Master of Environmental Design and Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Design.
Deans of the Faculty of Environmental Design: W.T. Perks,1971-1981; D.D. Detomasi, 1981-1989; R.D. Gillmor, 1989-1990 (Acting Dean); R.J.D. Page, 1990-196; R. Wardell, 1997 (Acting); M.E.M. Tyler, 1999-2003; B.R. Sinclair, 2003-2007; L. Fowlow, 2007-2009 (Interim Dean); N. Pollock-Ellwand, 2010-.
The records were transferred to the University by Dr. Cormack Gates of the Faculty of Environmental Design.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The Cypress Hills report collection is comprised of reports, plans, studies, surveys, photographs, maps and correspondence, accumulated in the Faculty of Environmental Design for teaching and research purposes. The collection also consists of course materials from an EVDS 603 class resulting from work on the collection.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Finding aid is available.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the collection.
Records were found loose in the boxes and have been refoldered as necessary. The records for Series (4) were scattered throughout the collection and have been assembled together to form one series. Series and sub-series structure has been imposed by arranging archivist. Records containing confidential and/or personal information (occurrence reports, incident reports, visitor registrations) have been removed, as have copies of reports.
No further accruals are expected.