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Chancellor's Office fonds
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1960-1974, predominant 1967-1971 (Creation)
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1.9 m of textual records
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The 1908 University Act articulates the duties of the Chancellor as a member of the Board of Governors and a member of the Senate. Over the years, the official functions of the Chancellor have also evolved to include the duty of conferring all degrees granted by the University, serving as chair of Convocation, and undertaking the unofficial honour of representing the University on social and ceremonial occasions. The Chancellor is elected by members of the Convocation to hold the office for a three-year term and may be re-elected but may not hold office for more than six consecutive years. In addition, the Chancellor serves as the ceremonial head of the University. Since 1912, the Chancellors of UBC have been Francis Lovett Carter-Cotton (1912-18), Robert E. McKechnie (1918-44), Eric W. Hamber (1944-51), Sherwood Lett (1951-57), Albert E. Grauer (1957-61), Phyllis Ross (1961-66), John M. Buchanan (1966-69), Allan M. McGavin (1969-72), Nathan T. Nemetz (1971-75), Donovan F. Miller (1975-78), John V. Clyne (1978-84), W. Robert Wyman (1984- 87), Leslie R. Peterson (1987-93), Robert H. Lee (1993-96), William Sauder (1996-2002), Allan McEachern (2002-07), Sarah Morgan-Silvester (2008-2014), Lindsay Gordon (2014-2020) and Steven Lewis Point (2020).
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Fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, speeches, minutes, financial records and subject files created by the Chancellor's Office in the process of carrying out of its administrative and ceremonial functions as well as in the Chancellor's role as a member of the Senate. In addition, the fonds includes personal papers created by John M. Buchanan, Allan M. McGavin and Nathan T. Nemetz while holding the position of Chancellor.
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These are institutional records and subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Researcher access to these records is subject to review.
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Online Finding Aid
Please see finding aid for an inventory of files.
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Other records relating to the governance of the University can be found in the Senate, Board of Governors, and President's Office fonds.
Short biographies of the three Chancellors whose personal papers are included in the fonds are also available in hard copy.