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Fonds F0004 - Vice-President (University Relations) fonds.

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Vice-President (University Relations) fonds.


  • [198-]-2006 (Creation)

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2.04 m of textual records and other material:

132 video recordings:

  • 15 VHS videocassettes
  • 1 Beta videocassette
  • 5 DVDs
  • 111 videocassettes in XDCAM, DVCPRO and DVCAM formats

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The University of Calgary's vice-presidents are appointed by its Board of Governors, which has been granted this power by The Universities Act as well as the authority to assign duties to the vice-presidents on the recommendation of the President. The Vice-President (University Relations) is responsible for relationship-building with the university's internal and external communities and oversees the following areas: alumni relations, government relations, community engagement, marketing, and strategic communications with faculty, staff, alumni and the community.

The position originated in 2002 as Vice-President (External Relations), responsible for alumni relations, marketing, public relations and government relations. In 2011, it was renamed Vice-President (University Relations).

Incumbents have been: Roman Cooney (VP(External Relations), 2005-2008); Colleen Taylor (Interim VP(External Relations), 2009-2010); Diane Kenyon (VP(University Relations), 2011-)

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Fonds consists of files documenting relationships between government and the university, CDs, slides and photos of marketing events, individuals and images taken for various publications and brochures, and promotional videos produced by External Relations including one of the 2006 ground breaking ceremony for the Taylor Family Digital Library.

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Administrative records of The University of Calgary are restricted for a period of 15 years. Access requires permission from the originating unit. Records must be screened for personal information.

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