Inventory of the
York University Faculty of Pure and Applied Science fonds

Inventory #F0061

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0061
Title:York University Faculty of Pure and Applied Science fonds
Extent:1.64 m of textual records
103 photographs : b&w and col.
1 videocassette
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
The Faculty of Pure and Applied Science (FPAS) was established in 1969 as the Faculty of Science when it was separated from the Faculty of Arts and Science. The faculty is administered by a dean with a faculty council as its highest legislative body. It was named the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science in 1989. The faculty's mission is to offer quality undergraduate and graduate programs in the basic and applied sciences informed and strengthened by world-class scientific research. FPAS has a large range of basic and applied programs. BSc degrees are offered in Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computational Mathematics, Computer Science, Conservation Ecology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Kinesiology & Health Science, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical & Biological Chemistry, Physics, Space & Communications Science, and Statistics. Opportunities for postgraduate study to the MSc and PhD levels exist in all of these disciplines. BASc degrees are offered in Computer Engineering, Geomatics Engineering and Space Engineering. Students may also enrol in a variety of certificate programs in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing, Coaching, Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counselling, Sport Therapy and Sport Administration. The Natural Science Division provides courses in science, as general education requirements, to non-science students.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of the records of the Faculty Council (1968-2003), its Curriculum Committee (1983-1992 and 2001-2003), the faculty Executive and Planning Committee (2001-2003), as well as its Committee on Evaluations and Academic Standing (1969-2000). Also includes photographs from the Petrie Science Building (1960s), and a report on the history of recreation in Ontario from the Department of Physical Education. Accession 2009-014 consists of a submission made to a competition for the creation of an International Space University by the Institute for Space and Terrestial Science in 1992.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Some access restrictions apply. Please consult the University Archives for details. Written permission to view closed files must be obtained from the office of origin. Direct requests to the University Archivist, York University Archives.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
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Accruals: The fonds includes material from accruals: 1970-015, 1991-024, 1992-037, 2003-011, 2003-022, 2009-014, 2010-064. Further accruals are expected.
Related Records: See the Faculty of Arts and Science fonds (F0056) for related records. In addition to archival material, Archives & Special Collections has gathered other material from FPAS, which is housed in the Ephemera Collection (F0168). This material consists of printed material and ephemera, including announcements of lectures, programmes and public events, calendars, handbooks, memoranda, newsletters, and reports.
Immediate source of acquisition: Accessions 2003-011 and 2003-022 transferred to Archives & Special Collections by Jennifer Lavigne, FPAS Director of Science Academic Services. Accession 2009-014 was transferred by Dr. Kimmo Innanen, former Dean of the Faculty. Accession 2010-064 transferred to Archives & Special Collections by Jennifer Lavigne, Director of Academic Services of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Provenance Access Points:York University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Pure and Applied Science

Date of creation: 2002/04/16
Date of last revision: 2011/03/21
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