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Women's Studies Advisory Committee

  • DCA013
  • Corporate body
  • 1971 - 1977

Formally established in 1974, the Women's Studies Advisory Committee also existed under other names (the "Co-ordinating Committee on Education For Women" and the "Women's Studies Committee") as early as 1971. Initially it was made up of Women's Studies convenor Lillian Zimmerman and senior administrators from the Continuing Education, Liberal Arts, and Counselling divisions; however, the committee later expanded its membership to include representatives from the student body and the broader community.

Led by Zimmerman, the committee was responsible for overseeing Programs For Women at Douglas College. In 1977, the committee was changed to the Women's Studies Advisory Board, a change that coincided with the designation of Women's Studies as a Special Programs Unit.

Women’s Studies Advisory Board

  • DCA014
  • Corporate body
  • 1977 -

The Women's Studies Advisory Board was established when Women's Studies (also known as "Programs for Women") was designated a Special Programs Unit in 1977. The board's objective was to coordinate, promote, and protect Women's Studies and related services in the regions where Douglas College operated. It also advanced scholarships and raised money related to these goals. The Women's Studies Advisory Board was comprised of staff, students, and community representatives.

Virginia Chisholm

  • DCA031
  • Person

Penny Swanson was a Technical Services Librarian at Douglas College. She served as interim Director, Learning Resources between 1999 and 2000. Swanson also served on the Education Council (2002-2003) and the Douglas College Board (ex officio).

The Douglas Pinion

  • DCA003
  • Corporate body
  • 1975-1981

The Douglas Pinion was a campus newspaper created with the goal of "bridging a long-time communication gap between students, faculty, staff and the communities served by this college." Although its first publication date was April 2, 1975, the Pinion was not formally approved by the Douglas College Council until April 3, 1975. The paper was staffed by students from the College's new journalism course, who served as reporters, editors, and photographers.

The Pinion covered campus and community news, with regular arts, sports, and opinion sections, as well as advertisements and classifieds. The newspaper highlighted new program offerings, extracurricular opportunities, construction updates, staff hirings, and student politics.

Originally intended to publish every two weeks, the Pinion's publication history proved to be less frequent and less consistent. Typically the paper came out once a month during the school year, although not every month saw the release of a new issue.

The Douglas Pinion published its final issue in April 1981. When Kwantlen College separated from Douglas College that year, the new institution took with it the journalism program and the student-run newspaper, which was renamed The Kwantlen Chronicle.

Sites and Buildings Planning and Development Committee

  • DCA062
  • Corporate body
  • ca. 1970 - 1981

Briefly called the Building and Sites Development Committee when it was first established as a standing committee of the College in early 1975, by May of that year the Committee’s name was changed to the Sites and Buildings Planning and Development Committee. (Prior to being formally designated a standing committee, it had also been called the Sites Committee.)

The Committee’s primary function was to study proposals and make recommendations to Council on topics pertaining to the development of buildings and sites. The Committee was tasked with initiating long-term planning for the provision of sites for future developments, to examine and recommend specific site acquisitions, to meet with municipal councils in the College region, to act on behalf of the Council with respect to jointly owned facilities, and to review and assess the suitability of project consultants.

In 1981, following the split between Douglas and Kwantlen, the Sites and Buildings Planning and Development Committee (by then a committee of the College Board) amalgamated with other committees to become the Finance, Facilities and Personnel Committee.

Regional College Steering Committee

  • DCA022
  • Corporate body

In 1965, the Coquitlam school district contacted the school districts of Maple Ridge, New Westminster and Burnaby to determine what interest there might be in a joint endeavor to establish a community college. On December 7, 1965 an agreement for a joint study was reached and each district was asked to appoint a trustee and its district superintendent of schools to a Regional College Steering Committee.

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