Collection I031 - Concordia HIV/Aids Project collection

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Concordia HIV/Aids Project collection

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I031

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  • 2008 (Creation)
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    Concordia University Records Management and Archives
  • 1993 - ? (Creation)
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    Concordia University. HIV/AIDS Project
  • 1988 - ? (Creation)
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    Concordia University. Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor

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1.2 m of textual records
118 posters
65 objects
39 photographs
4 videocassettes: DVCPro and VHS
2 optical discs: DVD
1 compact cassette.

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(1993 -)

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In 1986, the Concordia University Office of the Rector became concerned with the rising of social and health issues related to HIV/AIDS. In 1988, the possibility of establishing a HIV/AIDS policy to protect persons studying or working at Concordia, living with HIV or AIDS, began to make it-self clear. After a consultation process, on December 1, 1988, the University Guidelines on HIV/AIDS Related Concerns was approved by the Rector, the Vice-Rectors and the Secretary-General. This policy made provisions for the following:

A HIV/AIDS Resource person to work with the University’s Health Services to provide confidential information, counselling and referral services;
A part-time coordinator working with departments, associations and individuals to develop an on-going training and information programme to counter the effects of misinformation and the possible discrimination it breeds;
A HIV/AIDS Advisory Committee to implement and update the new guidelines on a regular basis.

In the same month, the HIV/AIDS Advisory Committee was established. In 1993, the Committee, with a group of faculty and staff, founded the HIV/AIDS Project. That same year, the HIV/AIDS Lecture Series was launched. Speakers are social, scientific, medical, arts and community leaders who provide public lectures in their respective areas of expertise. In 1994-1995, the Course HIV and AIDS: Cultural, Social and Scientific Aspects of the Pandemic was introduced. Enrolled students have to do an internship in an HIV/AIDS community organization. As course projects, students are asked to produce creative works which are exhibited in a gallery at the end of the academic year. In 1998, the Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality was introduced. In 2001-2002, an on-line course HIV/AIDS: An Interdisciplinary Introduction was launched. It is offered throughout Canada.

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(1974 -)

Administrative history

The Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University has its origins in the Office of the Principal of Sir George Williams University (SGWU). On August 10, 1973, with the imminent ratification of the merger between SGWU and Loyola College to create Concordia University, a new SGWU Board of Governors was established composed of equal membership from both institutions. On the same day, among new officers appointed, John W. O’Brien, Principal of SGWU, became Rector and Vice-Chancellor, and Patrick Malone, President of Loyola College, became Vice-Rector and Principal of Loyola campus. However, the new university received its official establishment from Quebec only a year later, in August 1974. During this instable situation, the Office of the Rector of Sir George Williams University (“to be known as Concordia University”) operated as much as possible as though Concordia was legally in existence. The English-language titles of Rector and Vice-Chancellor were changed to President and Vice-Chancellor by the Board of Governors, on June 17, 2004. However, the French-language nomenclature for these positions, Recteur and Vice-Chancellier, remained unchanged. As chief executive officer of the University, the President and Vice-Chancellor is responsible for the execution of the decisions of the Board of Governors and of Senate. Vice-Presidents and Chief Officers are reporting to the President, as well as different administrative bodies.

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Scope and content

The collection documents the Concordia University initiatives regarding HIV/AIDS from the end of the 1980s. It consists of records produced by the Concordia HIV/AIDS Project, instructors of the HIV/AIDS courses, and the Office of the Rector.

The collection mainly includes committee meetings, reports, programs, press clippings, course packs, sponsorship kits and posters.

The collection is organized into the following series and sub-series:

I031/1330
Teaching Activities

I031/1330A
AIDS/HIV: Cultural, Social, and Scientific Aspects of the Pandemic Course
I031/1330B
HIV/AIDS: An Interdisciplinary Introduction Course

I031/1340
Training and Practicums-Management
I031/4210
University Policies and Procedures
I031/5111
Committees and Meetings
I031/5160
University Events

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The documents were transferred to the Records Management and Archives (RM&A) Department by the Office of the Rector and the HIV/AIDS Project between 2005 and 2009.

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  • English

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Most of the material is in English. Some documents are in French.

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Access to some documents is restricted.

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Box listings available. For moving images and sound recordings, see the AV Document Database (I0031).

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HIV/AIDS Lecture Series on videocassettes, made in 1997 and 1998, can be found among Instructional & Information Technology Services (IITS) records, part of RM&A holdings (IITS – I175).

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