Fonds uofa-259 - Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation fonds

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Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation fonds

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CA UOFA uofa-259

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  • 1911-1987 (Creation)
    University of Alberta. Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

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7.51 m of textual records and other material

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Sports teams and organized physical training were part of the Universityþs activities from its beginning in 1908. Formal instruction in this discipline originated in the Department of Physical Education in the Faculty of Education (1945-1954), which became a School (1954) and finally a Faculty (1964) of Physical Education, the first such institution in the Commonwealth. The Faculty offers undergraduate degrees in physical education (BPE) and recreation administration (BA, Rec. Admin.) as well as teacher training in conjunction with the Faculty of Education. Along with supporting academic endeavours through graduate studies and research, the Faculty administers intramural and recreational programs on campus and acts as an advisor for intercollegiate athletics. Currently the Faculty is comprised of the Departments of Physical Education and Sports Studies, Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Athletics. Heads: 1945-1954 Maurice Lewis "Maury" Van Vliet. Directors: 1954-1964 Maurice Lewis "Maury" VanVliet. Deans: 1964-1975 Maurice Lewis "Maury" VanVliet; 1975-1976 Herbert John McLachlin (Acting); 1976-1981 Herbert John McLachlin; 1981-1990 Robert Gerald Glassford; [1990]- E. Jane Watkinson.

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Fonds consists of these series: I Budgets (1972-1979). II Commonwealth Games, Universiade '83 (1978, 1983). III Minutes (1914-1983). Includes Committee on Physical Education, 1914-1939. IV Photographs (1911-1941). Includes teams and individual players. V Programs (1960-1971). Sports events. VI Scrapbooks (1957-1977). Includes press clippings and news releases. VII Sports associations (1955-1982). Includes national and regional groups: Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union, Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union, Canada West University Athletic Association, Alberta Sport Council. VIII Sports teams (1955-1987). Includes Golden Bears (men's teams); Pandas (womenþs teams); basketball, 1960-1973; football, 1959-1981; hockey, 1960-1971.

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See also: Faculty of Education; University Athletic Board; Provost; Studentsþ Union; Faculty of Extension; McDermid Studios

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