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Victoria Daily Times

  • Corporate body
  • 1884-1980

The Victoria Daily Times was established in 1884. In 1980 it merged with the British Colonist (later the Daily Colonist), established in 1858, to form the Times Colonist - an English-language daily newspaper based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Vancouver School Board Visual Education Department

  • Corporate body

Gordon Kilpatrick served as Acting Director of the Visual Education Department of the Vancouver School Board from 1941 to 1945, and as Director from 1946 to 1982. In 1969 the Division of Visual Education was renamed the Division of Audio-Visual Education. In 1970 it became the Audio-Visual Services Branch. In 1972 the Provincial Educational Media Centre was created and was administered by the Audio-Visual Services Branch.

Van Dyke, Jack

  • Person
  • ca. 1944 -

After receiving his PhD, Jack Van Dyke worked for Polysan Ltd as a Research Chemist and Market Development Specialist. After six years, in 1976, he began his Trinity Western career, serving as Associate Professor of Chemistry and head of the chemistry department. In the early 1980s, he was instrumental in moving TWU to a four-year, degree-granting institution, and—along with Dr. Frank Eshelman—he established the curriculum for the chemistry major.
In 1991, he became an Assistant Dean of the faculty, and in 1997, assumed the role of Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Applied Science. Under his leadership, the FNAS grew to account for almost 25 per cent of degrees offered at TWU. Van Dyke also helped write TWU’s statement on creation, one of the University’s core values documents.
On January 1, 2009, he stepped down from his position as Dean, to begin to transition into retirement.
B.Sc. (University of Alberta, 1965)
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia, 1970)

Van Brummelen, Harro

  • Person
  • 1942-

Dr. Harro Van Brummelen joined the Trinity Western University faculty in 1986, and was the founding professor of the Teachers' Education Program.
At the time of the "Legal Challenge" court case, he was serving as Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

University Senate

  • Corporate body

The purpose of the University Senate is to develop and monitor policies, procedures, and quality standards pertaining to the academic enterprise with an overall aim of promoting educational vitality. ​

The following sub-committees report to the University Senate:
-Undergraduate Academic Council (UAC)
-Graduate Academic Council (GAC)
-Academic Research Council (ARC)
-Curriculum (CSC)
-Experiential and Embodied Learning Council (EELC)
-Innovation Academic Council (IAC)
-Planning, Policy & Regulations (PPR)
-Research and Academic Support (RAS)
-Extension Academic Council (TEAC)

Undergraduate Academic Council (UAC)

  • Corporate body

Undergraduate Academic Council (UAC) came out of the Academic Council. UAC term of reference is to develop, monitor and review undergraduate academic policy; in consultation with TEAC, GAC and ELLEC as appropriate, approves undergraduate courses and programs; and receives and disseminates relevant academic information

TWU Kibitzers Toastmasters Club

  • Corporate body
  • 2001-2005

The TWU Kibitzers Club was established in 2001 by Darrell Peregrym, a member of Development (later External Relations) staff. He may have served as Club President at its inception. At the time these materials were transferred to the Archives, Keela Keeping, a University Communications staff member, was serving as President.
Initially, the club was comprised primarily of Development staff, but over time personnel from other departments also joined.
The Human Resources department supported the professional development objectives of the club, and so provided some funding.
Meetings were generally held in the Board of Governors Hall, in the Reimer Student Centre.
In 2005 the club folded due to a downturn in membership.
(Sources: Email from Keela Keeping, June 2006; Telephone conversation with Maxine Henning, former member of the club, July 2007)

As of early 2008, a new club, the Trinity Toastmasters, was formed, with Deborah Bannister (Financial Services, EFCC) serving as President.
(Source: Jeff Thiessen, March 27, 2008)

TWU Athletics

  • Corporate body
  • 1963-

In 1963, a large barn located on the property of Trinity Junior College was converted into a gymnasium; the resulting building was fondly referred to by staff and students as the "barnasium." The David E. Enarson gymnasium and Auditorium was completed in 1969, and dedicated in 1970. It was the largest such building in the Fraser Valley at the time of construction. (Architect: Mr. William K. Noppe.)
In 1981 the gymnasium floor suffered water damage, and had to be repaired; in the summer of 1986 the floor was completely replaced.
In 1990 Northwest Baptist College funded the construction of an Annex to the gymnasium.

The Grand Opening of the field complex was celebrated in March of 2001.*

From 1963 to 1969 TJC Athletics teams competed primarily against local high school teams.*
The 1966 Pillar Yearbook records that "this year the TJC Spartans did not participate in a regular league, but played exhibition games with local high schools instead." (p. 38)

In 1970 TJC joined the Totem Conference Athletics Association as a founding member.* In 1977/1978 Trinity Western College joined the National Christian Colleges Athletic Association (NCCAA). The school rejoined the Totem Conference in 1984/1985.
In 1986 the Totem Conference changed its name to the British Columbia Colleges' Athletic Association (BCCAA). The BCCAA is the governing body for college/institute athletics in B.C. (Source:
In 1998 TWU joined the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA) and the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU). The CIAU changed its name to Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) in 2001.

School colours were originally brown and gold, thanks to a suggestion from Dean Leland Asa: "One of my early satisfactions was helping to set up some of the traditions, or some of the events that would later become tradition. I helped the students to set up student government, helped them to build a constitution, helped them to select school colours. Actually, the way the school colours came — which are brown and gold, as you know ... I had been at the University of Wyoming the year before, and the colours there were brown and gold, and I had a bit of partiality, and I suggested brown and gold, and they seemed to accept that, and that first year they designated them as school colours, and for these twenty-one years they've survived. The students were looking for a name for their athletic teams, and they cast around and chose the name the 'Spartans' the first year. (Source: TWU Archives Oral History Interview with L. Asa January 29, 1983. Transcript is available online at:
A memo dated November 8, 1983, from Arvid Olson to Gary Naylor (Director of Physical Education) states that "The Administrative Committee has approved your recommendation that the athletic team uniform colours become blue/gold/white rather than brown/gold/white. Student Council has supported this colour change ..." (F 3; Box 15; File 11)

On October 7, 2004, it was announced that "2010 LegaciesNow and the Province of British Columbia have invested $33,272 to support high performance athletes at Trinity Western University. The funding comes from the 2004-2005 BC Athlete Assistance Program (AAP), one of four provincial athlete support programs in Canada." (News release from 2010 LegaciesNow)

*Source of asterisked items: "History of TWU and Spartan Athletics" (2002) (F 69 Box 1 File 10)

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