- 1986-2003 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
ca. 108,000 photographs
Name of creator
The BCIT Marketing and Communications Department began in 1974 in conjunction with BCIT’s first year as an autonomous entity under a Board of Governors rather than under the direct control of the British Columbia Department of Education. BCIT Principal Gordon A. Thom created three new Executive Directorships in this year: Technology and Education; Administration; and Personnel, Information Services and Student Services. The Marketing and Communications Department started as an area of service provided under the Executive Director, Personnel, Student Services and Information Services. It was known as Information Services although the term “communications” was used to describe its duties and responsibilities. The first Director of Information Services was recruited in 1975 and was responsible for information dissemination among BCIT staff, students, faculty and the public. Ensuring relevant parties were aware of decisions and developments at BCIT and providing a mechanism for feedback. In 1975 the Director of Information Services began work on an information policy for BCIT and revived the newsletter “Developments” which enhanced internal BCIT communications.
In 1977 Information Services was moved under the Human Resources Division. During this time Information Services continued its broad-based program of internal and external communications. The department served as liaison between federal and provincial governments on the residence project, participated in presentations on Bill 82, and began work on revitalizing the Alumni Association.
In 1979 Information Services, still under Vice President Human Resources, underwent a name change and was known as the Public Relations department.
After the merger with the Pacific Vocational Institute in 1985 the department was again moved and given a name change. Now known as Community Relations, the Director of Community Relations/Development reported to the Vice President of Student Services and Educational Support.
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Content and structure area
Scope and content
Series consists of negatives, prints and contact sheets of photographs taken between 1994 and 2003 by professional photographers directly working for BCIT as staff or contractors.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright: BCIT; expiry unknown
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
For access to the original files of negatives please contact the Archivist and make an appointment. Digitization of specific images can be done on request.
File level descriptions exist for the materials in this series.
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Related units of description
Many of the negatives, contact sheets and files in this series have been misfiled or 'borrowed' over the years. It is not unlikely that the material(s) will be found. Missing files with dates folders were noted to be empty:
Capital campaign ca. 1994-2003 BCIT Legacy ID: 8 [file missing, 2017-12-07]
Logos and symbols ca. 1994-2003 BCIT Legacy ID: 26 [file missing, 2017-12-28]
Scenic photographs; Canada, world BCIT Legacy ID: 29 [file missing, 2017-12-29]
School of Business, general BCIT Legacy ID: 43 [file missing, 2017-12-29]
No file with BCIT Legacy ID: 31 [noted 2017-12-29]
Building Technology - Geographic Information Systems BCIT Legacy ID: 54 [file missing, 2018-01-04]
No file with BCIT Legacy ID: 57 [noted 2018-01-04]
No file with BCIT Legacy ID: 68 Renewable Resources: Biological sciences [noted 2018-01-12]
No photographs in file with BCIT Legacy ID: 132 Pre-Entry Communications [noted 2018-03-06]
No photographs in file with BCIT Legacy ID: 143 Fitness Centre [noted 2018-03-06]
*No file with BCIT Legacy ID: 150 [noted 2018-03-07]
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Dates of creation revision deletion
C. McLellan, created 2017-12-07