Collection I0031 - Concordia HIV/AIDS Project collection

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Concordia HIV/AIDS Project collection

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I0031

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  • 1988-2008 (Creation)
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    Concordia University. Concordia HIV/AIDS Project

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1.2 m of textual records
118 posters
65 objects
39 photographs
4 videocassettes : DVCPro and VHS
2 optical discs
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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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 fonds mainly includes committee meetings, reports, programs, press clippings, course packs, sponsorship kits and posters.

The fonds is organized into the following series and sub-series:
I0031/1330. – Teaching Activities
I0031/1330A. – AIDS/HIV: Cultural, Social, and Scientific Aspects of the Pandemic Course
I0031/1330B. – HIV/AIDS: An Interdisciplinary Introduction Course
I0031/1340. – Training and Practicums-Management
I0031/4210. – University Policies and Procedures
I0031/5111. – Committees and Meetings
I0031/5160. – 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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Some documents are in French

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