Fonds F0223 - Faculty of Environmental Design fonds.

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Faculty of Environmental Design fonds.


  • 1966-2011 (Creation)

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14.41 m of textual records

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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-.

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Fonds consists of Assistant to the Dean's day files, council minutes, and subject files (1968-1989); Student Program Office records containing faculty handbooks and calendars, correspondence and minutes of the Student Programmes of Study Committee, correspondence of the Student Awards Committee, the External Advisory Council and the Student Admissions Committee and course outlines (1972-1994); Planning Program records including correspondence and reports on the General Knowledge Exam (GKE), the Capital Budget and Design Camp (1977-1989); Environmental Science General Knowledge exams (1974-1991); Industrial Design General Knowledge exams (1983-1991); and minutes from the Faculty Council and Faculty Management Committee (1989-1992). Also consists of Faculty Annual Reports (1976-1994), issues of "The New Ad Hoc," newsletters, pamphlets, calendars, program development files relating to the Heritage Resources Internship Program and the Asian Institute of Technology Program, and records relating to chairs, certification, task forces, industrial design program, and professional associations (1971-2000). Fonds includes series for Newsletters, Faculty Handbooks, Calendars, Course Outlines, Annual Reports, Pamphlets, and The New Ad Hoc.

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Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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      See also Kananaskis Centre for Environmental Research for research project records (UARC 92.031, 95.003) See also the Mike McMordie fonds (99.068).

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