Fonds UBCA-ARC-1199 - Community Relations fonds

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Community Relations fonds

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20.46 m of textual records and other material.

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Community Relations emerged in 1985 to replace Information Services, which functioned between 1965 and 1985. Like its predecessor, Community Relations strives to increase public understanding and support for the University. This goal is accomplished through encouraging public use of University facilities and campus attractions, promoting improved liaison between the University and the public and private sectors, and providing the media with information about UBC and its activities. Community Relations produces several publications to keep the University community and the public informed about significant University events. This office also provides public relations and counselling services for UBC academic and administrative units in all aspects of internal and external communications. In 1985, the Community Relations office included the Director, the Publications Editor, and Community Relations Officers. In late 1986, a News Bureau was established, later altering its name to Media Relations in 1991. In 1989, the UBC Speakers Bureau was transferred from the Alumni Association. Marketing was added in 1989 and re-named Promotion in 1992. In 1995, Community Relations changed its name to University Relations.

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Fonds consists of minutes, agendas, financial statements, reports, surveys, publications, news releases, and transcripts relating to Community Relations activities and programs. It also includes subject files containing information concerning UBC organizations. Fonds is organized into ten series: Office Administration, Subject Files, Media Relations, Campus Tours, Films and Scripts, Donors and Financial Aid Programmes, Congregation, Faculty and External CV's (biographical information), Central File Series, President's Report on the Health Sciences, and UBC 75th Anniversary Projects.

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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. To organize access please contact us at UBC Archives.

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Related records can be found in the Information Office and Information Services fonds.


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Includes 10 photographs, b&w ; 20 x 25 cm and 9.5 x 12 cm., 1 negative, 8 films (8mm), and 8 audio cassettes.

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