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University of Calgary. Campus Child Care Cooperative

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The Campus Child Care Cooperative was incorporated as a day care centre for forty children in 1965. The CCCC was a non-profit organization that provided pre-school programmes and care for the children of married graduate students. The parents shared the responsibilities and costs and also assumed the responsibility of administering the school, through an exective elected from the general membership, while teachers were responsible for the educational programmes. The day care was held in the basement of The Women's Residence until 1966 when they were moved off-campus to accomodate the University's expansion and need for the space the Child Care occupied. In 1969, with the increase in attendance of students needing full-scale day care facilities, the CCCC set up a committee to work for the establishment of a day care centre on-campus. Success did not materialize until 1975 when, after overcoming several obstacles and objections to their presence on-campus, the University Child Care Centre opened.

University of Calgary. Campus Recreation

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Campus Recreation was founded in 1975 and pursues the goal of promoting an active healthy lifestyle in the university and surrounding communities. It offers one of the most extensive university-based recreation programs in North America.

University of Calgary. Canadian Institute of Resources Law

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The Canadian Institute of Resources Law was incorporated in September of 1979 to undertake and to promote research, education, and publication on the law relating to Canada's renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Funding to establish the Institute was provided by a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation. The University of Calgary provides the Institute with office accommodation and some support services. The objectives of the Institute are a) to contribute to a better understanding of how legal systems and laws deal with natural resources, to analyze whether such laws accomplish their policy objectives, and to propose reforms; b) to analyze the techniques by which resources policies are developed and implemented, to assess the appropriateness of such techniques, and to make suitable recommendations; c) to disseminate the results of the Institute's research through educational activities and publications; d) to complement the responsibilities of existing legal education institutions by providing a pool of expertise in resouces law. As well as contributing to the work of governments, universities, the legal profession and private industry, the Institute assists the public by undertaking and disseminating studies which present balanced, well-researched views of the legal problems involved in the management of resources. The Institute maintains close liaison, and cooperates with other organizations and groups active in resources law. These include the Canadian Petroleum Law Foundation, the Centre for Natural Resources Law at The University of Melbourne (Australia), and the Centre for Petroleum and Mineral Law Studies at the University of Dundee (Scotland) among others.

University of Calgary. Capital Development Committee

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  • est. 13 Feb 1968

The following terms of reference for the Capital Development Committee were approved February 13, 1968: a) Responsible for review and recommendation to Board on all matters concerning physical planning, assessment of priority, space allocation, site development, long range campus planning and other matters affecting the physical assets of the University; b) Responsible for preparation of annual capital budget; and c) Responsible for general supervision of construction after Board has accepted tender. In September 1974, the Capital Development Committee was disbanded, and the areas of responsibility previously handled by the Capital Development Committee were transferred to the Business and Finance Committee.

University of Calgary. Capital Resources Policy Commitee

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The Capital Resources Policy Committee was primarily responsible for the initial formulation, re-evaluation and revision of policy respecting the implementation of the capital budget over continuous 5-year periods. The Committee was also responsible for formulating policies on resource allocation, the maintenance of current space inventories and the allocation of existing and newly-created University space, including during short-term emergency situations. The Committee's predecessor was the Academic Planning Committee (1966-1969) whose responsibilities were split in 1969 into three separate Committees: Capital Resources , Business & Finance and Academic Policy. The first meeting of the Capital Resources Committee was held in October, 1969. The name of the Committee was changed in August, 1972 to Services Policy Committee. Membership on the Committee included 2 lay members of the Board of Governors, 6 members of the General Faculties Council, 2 students, the Vice-President of Capital Resources who was the Executive Officer, the President, the Charirman of the Board and the Academic Secretary. The Committee was not a General Faculties Council or Board of Governors committee but reported to both the GFC and BOG in order to make recommendations and for information. Correlating capital resources policy with academic and financial policies was the responsibility of the Executive Officer who worked with the Executive Officers of the other two policy committees (Business & Finance and Academic Policy) through the President's Executive Advisory Committee. The Hickling-Johnson report of 1972 changed the structure of the three policy committees by redistributing some of the responsibilities among the Vice-Presidents. The final membership of these policy committees was modified so that Executive Officers (Vice-Presidents) and Chairs now sat on all three policy committees. The final meeting of the Capital Resources Policy Committee (now the Services Policy Committee) was held in June, 1974. In April, 1975 the Policy and Planning Committee was formed which effectively combined the Services Policy, Academic Policy and Finance Policy Committees into one structure again.

University of Calgary. Career Services

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Originally known as the Student Employment Centre, the name was changed to Career Services in 1998. Career Services provides recruitment services to employers. For students and alumni, help is offered to explore different career options, gain experience and secure employment once they have graduated. Career Services posts employment positions online as a service for students and alumni and provides information on upcoming career-related events such as workshops, company briefing and information sessions. The co-operative education and internship programs are offered which integrate university study with degree-related work experience. Also, Career Services supplies job search strategies and have assembled employment-related resources. Personalized assistance with resumes, job search and interview skills are offered by appointment and opportunities to meet with empoyers on-campus.

University of Calgary. Centre for Gifted Education

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The Centre for Gifted Education was established in 1988 with a mandate and funding from the Department of Advanced Education of the Province of Alberta. The Centre is housed in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary and is one of only two such centres in Canada. The mission of the Centre is to meet the intellectual and socio-emotional needs of gifted individuals through research, professional development, community liaison, and instructional programs. Working towards this vision: the knowledge generated through the Centre's research is used to maximize the potential of students who are gifted and talented; educators and other professionals benefit from the development and delivery of graduate programs, preservice activites, inservice activities, and consultation provided by the Centre to enhance their professional practice; gifted students and their parents benefit from direct services offered by the Centre; and The Centre for Gifted Education plays a facilitative role in providing and sharing expertise throughout the province.

University of Calgary. Committee on Campus Smoking Policy

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The Committee on Campus Smoking Policy was established "to investigate and bring forward recommendations toward the attainment of a smoking policy for the University which is in keeping with current social values". Stuart McKinnon, Assistant to the Vice-President (Finance and Services) was the Chair for the Committee. The Committee gathered and reviewed extensive background information on smoking in the workplace, including health-related information, legal and human rights considerations, news clippings and sample policies. The Committee then sent out 5,355 questionaires in the spring of 1987 to all full-time faculty, support staff and graduate students to document current smoking behavior and attitudes among those who would be affected by a campus smoking policy. The Students' Union Health Concerns Committee had previously surveyed undergraduate students in the fall of 1986. 54% of the 1987 surveys were returned and the Committee submitted a report to the General Faculties Council in October, 1987. The Committe recommended that a no-smoking policy should be instituted at the University. The Policy was passed by the GFC and the Board of Governors in January, 1988 and came into effect on May 1st, 1988. Subsequently, the Committee issued a second questionaire in 1991 to follow up on the effects of, and opinions about, the policy.

University of Calgary. Committee to Study the Desirability and Feasibility of Establishing a Unit for Evaluation Research in the University of Calgary

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The Committee to Study the Desirability and Feasibility of Establishing a Unit for Evaluation Research in the University of Calgary was established in 1974 at the request of the President. The Committee consisted of members of departments with an interest and experience in evaluation research who were to consider the concept of a Centre for Evaluation Research at the University. The Centre's objectives would be to evaulate projects outside of the University, to develop tools of management and approaches to evaluation and to set up training programs. The Committee, which was chaired by W.F.M Stewart, Associate Vice-President (Academic), met at weekly intervals between November 1974 and January 1975. The final report was issued in April, 1975.

University of Calgary. Compensation Committee

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In September 1982, there was a re-organization of Board committees. At that time, the current terms of reference for the Personnel Relations Committee were rescinded, and new terms of reference were approved for the Compensation Committee. The terms of reference for the Compensation Committee were: a) Reviews and makes recommendations concerning policies governing the employment of all University staff and the graduate assistantship schedule; b) Recommends to the Board on the matter of appointment of an arbitrator and/or arbitration panel; and c) Maintains a watching brief on provincial and federal legislation related to labour matters and advises the Board as requested. In March 1983, the name of the Compensation Committee was changed to the Personnel Policy Committee.

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