Fonds UBCA-ARC-1393 - Elvi Whittaker fonds

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Elvi Whittaker fonds

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  • 1989-1996 (Creation)
    Whittaker, Elvi

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97 cm of textual records

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Elvi Whittaker received her bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology from UBC in 1955 and 1957. She later earned a second MA (1971) and doctorate (1973) in anthropology from California, Berkeley. She returned to UBC as a visiting assistant professor of anthropology in 1973; she was appointed associate professor in 1975 and full professor in 1991. Whittaker served as President of the Social Science Federation of Canada (1993-94) and was a Member of the Board (1989-95). She also served in the following positions: Anthropological representative on Aid to Scholarly Publications (1991-93) and SSFC Women's Issues (1991-93), on the Taskforce on the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies, and chair of Scholarly Book Awards (1992). She retired in 1996 and received an honorary degree (LL.D.) from UBC in 2005.

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Fonds consists of Dr. Whittakers records as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Social Science Federation of Canada (SSFC). It includes records of the meetings of various committees, councils and panels in which Ms. Whittaker attended as well as records of various issues and topics related to SSFC activities. Fonds consists of minutes, pamphlets, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings and publications.

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