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Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council core-curriculum materials for Aircraft Structural Repair Technician Program

This series consists of core-curriculum materials developed for the Aircraft Structural Repair Technician Program as a collaborative effort between BCIT and the Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC). These include multiple draft copies of course materials for the program prepared by Fernando Vachon in English and French. Also included are cover pages, templates of trial sheets, indexes of materials, and handwritten notes by Vachon. The final products, the Course Outline and Instructor Guide, are available in two binders. These are each divided into sixteen courses: Shop Safety, Corrosion Control, Tools and Equipment, Sealing, Fastener Installation, Corrosion Assessment, Structural Damage Assembly, Assembly, Sheet Metal Repairs, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Composite Repairs, Composite Fabrication, Fabric Covering, Wood Structures, Fluid Lines and Conduits, and Windows and Lenses.

Vachon, Fernando

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

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

PVI curriculum development materials

This series consists of course development materials created or acquired by Fernando Vachon for teaching Aircraft Maintenance at PVI. The majority of files were arranged by Vachon according to course subject, or subject of unit within the course. The subseries is divided into two sub-subseries: PVI course development materials and PVI teaching handouts.

Vachon, Fernando

PVI course development materials

This series consists of teaching materials created or acquired by Fernando Vachon for teaching Aircraft Maintenance at PVI. These materials include handwritten notes, photocopied reference materials, journal and newspaper clippings, technical drawings, quiz and exam templates, students’ exams, and books. The majority of these files were categorized by Vachon by subject, including Sheet Metal, Ice Prevention, Propellers, Tires, Pneumatics. Subjects either correspond to course names, or subjects of units taught within these courses.

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

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

Executive presentations

Subseries includes records about executive-level presentations prepared and given by BCIT’s Deans, Directors, Vice-Presidents, and the President, usually related to BCIT, management, or related topics. Documents include speeches, lectures, and addresses.

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.

BCIT Education Council task forces subseries

Subseries consists of documentation relating to Task forces initiated by the Educational Council. Task forces represented in this subseries include: Applied Research; Instructional Innovation; Unit of Credit; Experiential Learning and its Assessment; Student Research Papers; and Institute Evaluation.

Travel and visitors to BCIT

Subseries includes records about official BCIT visitors and tours hosted or attended by BCIT at the senior executive level (e.g., overseas trade missions). It includes visits and tours to the BCIT facility and also tours abroad taken by BCIT representatives. Documents include reports and presentations.

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.

BCIT Education Council committees subseries

Subseries consists of reports, research materials and minutes prepared by standing committees of the Educational Council.
Since its formation in 1979, the Educational Council has established a number of committees to deal with specific issues relating to educational policy and procedures. Standing committees represented in this subseries include: Agenda committee, Educational committee, Educational planning and policy committee, Educational standards committee, Nominating committee, Programs and priorities committee, Student appeals committee, Student services committee,Curriculum committee, Programming standing committee, and Executive committee.

BCIT President reports subseries

Subseries is comprised of President’s reports to the Education Council. Includes President’s Report to Board of Governors between 1982 and 1994. See Board of Governors fonds "Board Reports" for Principals Reports to the Board of Governors 1974-1979.

Policy development

Subseries includes records of policy development and approved policies at the institute level (example: Student Conduct, Grade Appeal, etc.). It includes educational and administrative polices. Documents include correspondence, memos, reports, policy documents, etc.

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