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BCIT publications and advertising

Subseries consists of materials created and distributed by BCIT Marketing & Communications as well as some planning and design documents. These include: student handbooks, drafts, sketches, brochures for specific events, posters, program brochures, advertising and other materials used to promote BCIT.

BCIT. Marketing and Communications

Vachon correspondence, 1971-1977

This series consists of four typed letters collected by Fernando Vachon. One letter, written in 1971 by P.J. Moloney, a Urologist at Vancouver General Hospital, is perhaps related to Fernando Vachon’s contribution to the construction of a hemodialysis machine. One of the letters concerns an airlift crane write-up by Vachon and Kenneth G. Fraser in 1971, submitted to Boeing Aerospace Group, Vertol Division, in Pennsylvania. The remaining two letters are to do with Vachon’s retirement from CP Air in 1977.

Vachon, Fernando

BCIT Task forces

Subseries includes materials created by task forces formed to discuss issues and make recommendations relating to the Institute’s development and future directions. Documents include correspondence, memos, reports, etc.

Design plans, campus planning

Subseries consists of design plans for PVI’s electrical training building. Building designs were created by Waisman, Dewar, & MacDonald Architects an Urban Designers and the programme was created by the Planning and Programming Branch of the Ministry of Public Works from information supplied by the Ministry of Education and Pacific Vocational Institute.

Pacific Vocational Institute

BCIT Organization charts

Subseries includes records about the organizational framework at BCIT. It includes organizational charts, re-organization communications, etc. Documents include function charts, departmental functions and relationships, organization records, etc.

Vachon collected reference materials

This series consists of materials collected by Fernando Vachon in order to teach Aircraft Maintenance at PVI. These materials include published materials, such as books, periodicals, and handbooks, as well as non-published materials, such as handwritten notes, logbooks, flight schedules, technical drawings, organizational charts, cassette tapes, and photographs. The series contains two sub-subseries: Vachon collected published materials and Douglas DC-6 maintenance manual development materials.

Vachon, Fernando

Vachon collected published materials

This series consists of published materials primarily to do with aircraft design and maintenance, the majority of which were likely used by Fernando Vachon as reference for teaching Aircraft Maintenance at PVI. Included are teaching guides, periodicals, pamphlets, handbooks, workbooks, study guides, an aviation dictionary, and general works about aviation. While most of the books are labeled property of Vachon, a few appear to have been textbooks assigned to Vachon’s students.

Vachon, Fernando

PVI teaching handouts

This series consists of handouts and templates created by Fernando Vachon for the purposes of copying and distributing to students in his Aircraft Maintenance courses at PVI. Handouts include blank exam sheets, blank log sheets, blank aircraft maintenance checklists, blank worksheets, assignment instructions, technical drawings, and information sheets. Also included are handwritten notes.

Vachon, Fernando

PVI Annual Reports and other reports

Subseries consists of published Annual Reports which include a message from the Chairman, student enrollment statistics, course additions, school improvements, and financial statements. Subseries also contains financial reports, reports regarding standard operations, school efficiency, organization charts, and potential improvements which could be made to the institution.

Board of Governors reports and Board of Governors communications

Subseries comprised of reports and presentations made to the Board of Governors for internal review and to the BCIT Community regarding actions taken by the Board of Governors. As well as summaries of the Board of Governors for public consumption compiled and released by the Board Secretary. Distribution of this publication was discontinued in 1979 after which the role of reporting to the BCIT community of Board activities became part of "BCIT Developments." Includes statements issued by the Board of Governors to the BCIT community as well as the general public.

Briefing notes

Subseries includes records about briefing notes, reports, analysis and recommendations that are created for purposes of decision making. Documents include reports, correspondence, memos, etc.

PVI Publications

Subseries consists of brochures, printed programs for events, drafts of histories, newsletters and manuals published by the Pacific Vocational Institute.

Contains of all copies of PVI’s newsletter “Perspective” and all of the PVI Student Union’s “Pacific Progress” except for Vol. 7, No. 11, 1984.

Douglas DC-6 maintenance manual development materials

This series consists primarily of journal articles collected by Fernando Vachon for the development of a maintenance manual for the Douglas DC-6, an airliner built by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Also included are clipped photocopied articles, which have been arranged for copying and distributing. The manual may have been developed for Vachon’s students at PVI, though this is uncertain.

Vachon, Fernando

Pacific Vocational Institute photographs

Subseries consists of photographs taken at BCVS and PVI. Images include students, buildings, machines, visitors, and Board members. Photographs were originally described by subject; this has been retained. Most appear to have been taken for use in the PVI publication Perspective. Series includes black and white, and colour prints, colour slides, negatives and contact sheets.

Pacific Vocational Institute

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