CA ACU ARC F0181
- 1954-1982 (Creation)
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75 cm of textual records and other material. -- 1 ¼-inch audio tape. -- 22 colour photoprints.
Name of creator
Sigma Xi (pronounced "chi"), The Scientific Research Society encourages original investigation in science by maintaining companionship among investigators through association with chapters and clubs; by holding meetings for the discussion of scientific subjects; by preparing and distributing scientific publications; by means such as "Grants-in-Aid of Research"; by presenting awards for excellence in research; and by maintaining lectureship programmes. Local clubs and chapters are governed by the Society's constitution and by-laws.
Sigma Xi, Calgary Chapter had its beginnings in 1965 when Dr. Richard P. Pharis, Department of Biology, started organizational activities. The University of Calgary Sigma Xi Club was installed in 1967, and monthly noon luncheon meetings started in fall of 1971. In its early years, the Club concentrated on arranging three public lectures a year, and in 1972, began offering the Student Research Prize. It obtained authorized club status in 1979 and was inaugurated as a chapter in 1980. The first president was D.J.I Fry, and the first secretary was Dr. Pharis.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of Sigma Xi, Calgary Club/Chapter records including correspondence (1964-1979), financial records (1968-1979), membership lists (1971-1982), and audio recording and guest book containing photographs relating to the installation of the Chapter (1980); and Sigma Xi, National records including proceedings, constitution and by-laws, handbook, manuals of procedure, and newsletters (1954-1971, 1974-1982).
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System of arrangement
Fonds consists of two series: Sigma Xi national and Sigma Xi Calgary chapter/club.
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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.
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