Fonds UBCA-ARC-1549 - William Bruneau fonds

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William Bruneau fonds

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1.1 m of textual records and published material

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William "Bill" Bruneau received undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and education from the University of Saskatchewan in 1964, 1966, and 1968. He took his Ph.D. in History and Education from the University of Toronto in 1972. Bruneau taught full-time in educational studies at the University of British Columbia from 1971 until 2003. He was president of the UBC Faculty Association from 1992 to 1994 and president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) from 1996 to 1998. He continued as an active member of the CAUT's Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee until 2009. He received the Milner Memorial Award from the CAUT Council in 2011 to recognize his wide-ranging and significant contributions to the cause of academic freedom. Bruneau has contributed to the fields of politics, music, education, history and philosophy. His significant publications include a biography of musician Jean Coulthard and a detailed critique of performance indicators in post-secondary education.

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Throughout his education and political careers, the records were generated by William Bruneau and relate both to personal and professional interests.
The fonds is divided into seven series: correspondence, diaries, research, department of education, history of education quarterly, papers and publications, certificates. The research series is sub-divided into four sub-series. Materials include notes, correspondence, memoranda, papers, diaries, certificates and publications.

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