Fonds F0222 - Schulich School of Engineering fonds.

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Schulich School of Engineering fonds.


  • 1961-2012 (Creation)

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38.25 m of textual records. -- 43 audiotape cassettes. -- graphic material

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Instruction in engineering began at The University of Alberta in Calgary in 1957 when the first year of a BSc degree was offered under the direction of the Faculty of Engineering (U of A). A second year was begun in 1960. The Division of Engineering at the University of Alberta, Calgary was established by the Board of Governors in 1963. It was headed by a chairperson and operated under the Dean of Engineering, U of A. In 1965, the division became the Faculty of Engineering.

In January, 1964 Dr. A.M. Neville and G.W. Govier published a report entitled ""The Development of the Engineering Programme, University of Alberta, Calgary"" in which they outlined their views on and recommedations for an undergraduate curriculum in Calgary. The proposals were adopted by the Engineering Council and would form the cornerstone of the new Engineering undergraduate program at the University, implemented from 1965-1968.

In 1966, the General Faculties Council approved an MSc degree in the Department of Electrical Engineering and a PhD program in the Department of Chemical Engineering. In the following year the Department of Mechanical Engineering began offering a PhD program.

In 2005, prominent Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur Seymour Schulich donated $25 million to the University of Calgary. It resulted in the renaming of the Faculty of Engineering to the Schulich School of Engineering and the creation of the Seymour Schulich Scholarships, the largest pool of engineering entrance scholarships in Canada.

Deans of the Schulich School of Engineering: A. Neville, 1965-1967; H.A.R. dePaiva, 1967-1968 (Acting Dean); R.A. Ritter, 1968-1974; G. Huber, 1974 (Acting Dean); A.E. McMullen, 1975 (Acting Dean); T.H. Barton, 1975-1980; O. Malik, 1981 (Acting Dean); T.H. Barton, 1981-1985; L.T. Bruton, 1985-1990; E. Rhodes, 1990-1994; S.Chan Wirasinghe, 1994-2006; E. Cannon, 2006-2010; A. Mehrotra, 2010-2011 (Interim Dean); G. Gendron, 2011-2013; B. Rosehart, 2013-.

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Fonds consists of Engineering Faculty Council minutes and records, Dean's Executive Committee records, Dean's Advisory Council records, Academic Review Committee minutes, Govier Report called "Long-Term Development Plan, 1961-1980, for the Faculty of Engineering on the Edmonton and Calgary Campuses" (1961), Glockner paper, "Background Information and Events Leading up to First Year Engineering in Calgary" (1991), annual reports, course outlines, "The Iron Ring" yearbooks, records relating to the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) building planning process, newsletters, and pamphlets. Fonds includes series for Course Outlines; Pamphlets; Nexus; Annual and Strategic Plans; Annual Reports (Project Management Specialization); and Annual Reports, Associate Dean (Academic).

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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 Peter Glockner's history of the Faculty, A Place of Ingenuity, held by the University Archives (TA 27 C35 G56 1994)

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