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Principal's Papers - Academic Board for Higher Education in British Columbia miscellaneous files, 1966-1975
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Principals Papers - George Wooton's Papers - Office Correspondence - 608 - B.C. Academic Board - General - Miscellaneous Papers - 1966-1975
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November 1966 - May 1975 (Creation)
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Dr. George C. Wootton served as principal of Douglas College from its inception in 1969 until 1979. Born in Saskatchewan and raised in British Columbia, Wootton graduated from North Vancouver High School and received his BSc, MASc, and PhD (in metallurgical engineering) from the University of British Columbia. Before his appointment to Douglas College, he worked for the Department of Mines in Ottawa, Atomic Energy Canada in Chalk River, and Seneca College in Toronto where served as Dean of Engineering.
During Wootton's tenure at Douglas College, satellite campuses were added in Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Pitt meadows, and White Rock. His principalship saw the development of career programs in the area of psychiatric nursing, clinical health, child care, and community service work. Other programs initiated during this time were in the fields of criminal justice, women's studies, graphic arts, theatre, and environmental studies.
Wootton left Douglas College in 1979 to become director of the Vancouver Public Library.
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File consists of materials created or collected by George Wootton pertaining to the Academic Board for Higher Education in British Columbia. These include reports on college standards, enrolment, legislation governing colleges, and college library and media services. Also included are meeting minutes, newsletters, and program information.
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