Subseries ss3 - PVI curriculum development materials

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PVI curriculum development materials


  • 1956-1-1 - 1987-12-31 (Creation)

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ca. 0.94 m of textual records

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Fernando Vachon was born June 13, 1912, in St. Marie Beauce, Quebec. He was the youngest of four brothers (Romeo, Irénée, Donat) known for their contributions to the history of aviation in Canada. From 1948 to 1977, he worked for Canadian Pacific Airlines (CP Air) in Vancouver as maintenance supervisor, quality control supervisor, instructor, and inspector. From 1979 to 1985, he taught Aircraft Maintenance at the Pacific Vocational Institute in Richmond. Vachon’s achievements include the invention of a system to enable the parking of ski-equipped aircraft in hangars with concrete floors, the design of a system to detect communication failures, and the construction of a hemodialysis machine. He died January 14, 2005, in Richmond.

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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.

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Because the original structure of courses is unknown, subseries were determined according to functions discerned by archivist.

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  • English
  • French

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S. Kelm, Professional Experience student, created 2015-05-06




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