Title: Faculty of Science fonds - Dean's and Associate
Dean's Offices Series
Extent: 2.4 m of textual records
Administrative History: Formal instruction in
the sciences began at the University of Manitoba in 1904 with courses
in Natural and Physical Science, Mathematics, Histology, Pathology
and Bacteriology, Geology and Mineralogy and Botany. Bachelor degrees
were first offered in Arts and Science in 1914, and the Faculty
of Arts and Sciences was formally established in 1921. Plans were
made in 1956 to build a new complex of buildings for the rapidly
growing science departments which resulted in the completion in
1959 of the Frank Allen Physics Building, the Matthew Parker Chemistry
Building, and the Armes Lecture Hall.
Following its split from Arts in 1970, the Faculty of Science
consisted of the following ten departments: Mathematics, Statistics,
Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics,
Botany, Biology, Microbiology and Zoology. In the same year construction
began on a new Sciences and Technology Library Tower and in 1971
Zoology moved to its new home in the Duff Roblin Building. In the
following year the Department of Precambrian Studies began. Applied
Mathematics was added in 1974, and in 1975 the Northeast Multi-Purpose
building with the Sciences and Technology Library was renamed in
honour of the Universities first Chancellor Archbishop A. Machray.
Also in 1975, a program in Astronomy was offered. The new Wallace
Earth Sciences building was completed in 1985.
The first four members of the Science faculty were appointed in
1904. In 1921, a combined Faculty of Arts and Science was formed
and at that time provided instruction in undergraduate courses in
both Arts and Science and to a limited extent, graduate studies.
The Faculty of Science became a separate faculty in 1970 and at
present includes the departments of Botany, Chemistry, Computer
Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics and Astronomy, Statistics,
Zoology, and interdisciplinary programs in Biochemistry, Biology,
Biotechnology, Ecology, Genetics, Psychology and Actuarial Mathematics.
Co-op education 'options' are also available in certain departments
and programs. The key administrative personnel in the Faculty of
Science are the Dean and the Associate Deans.
Custodial History: The fonds was donated to Archives
& Special Collections by the Faculty of Science in several instalments
over the years.
Scope and Content: This series includes Science
Faculty Council minutes and correspondence, the Dean's correspondence,
and minutes and other records from the Science Faculty Council Executive,
Arts and Science Liaison Committee, Senate Admissions Committee
and other faculty committees. There are records related to the creation
of the separate Faculty of Science, the structure of the Biology
Division, and the feasibility of creating a Department of Applied
Restrictions: Confidential records are marked
Accruals: Further accruals to this fonds are expected.
Finding Aid: Finding aid does not exist