Showing 13 results

Archival description
Only top-level descriptions TWU Archives
Print preview View:

Archives Fonds

  • CA TWU 41
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2016

The fonds consists of records that document the activities, functions, and decisions of the TWU Archives Department.
Series within the fonds include:
Series 01: General records created prior to 1994
Series 02: Archivist's Departmental and Resource Files
Series 03: Transcripts of audio-visual materials held in the TWU Archives, created by staff and students

TWU Archives

Legal Challenge Collection

  • CA TWU Coll. 05
  • Collection
  • 1996-2002

In 1985, the four-year teacher education degree program was launched at Trinity Western University (TWU); graduates from TWU's program had to attend Simon Fraser University for their fifth and final year. TWU applied to the British Columbia College of Teachers (BCCT) to offer the required certification year in its own right in January of 1995. In June, 1996, the BCCT ignored the recommendation of its own committee and rejected TWU's application, citing the TWU community standards, which require students to refrain from extramarital sex, including homosexual behavior. The BCCT argued that students graduating from TWU's teacher education program would introduce an unwelcome bias to the public school classroom. TWU challenged the BCCT's decision by filing suit in the Supreme Court of British Columbia in May 1997. On September 12th of that year, the Court ordered that the BCCT approve TWU's teacher education program, stating that there was no evidence of intolerance amongst TWU-trained teachers. The BCCT appealed the decision, but on December 30th, 1998, the British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld the earlier decision. The BCCT appealed this ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada, which agreed on December 9th, 1999, to hear the case. In November of 2000, both sides presented their arguments before the Court, and on May 17th, 2001, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Trinity Western University.

This Collection consists of records created or acquired by TWU administrators, faculty and staff, documenting the court case between the BCCT and TWU pertaining to the University's teacher education program. Types of records included in the collection include minutes of meetings, correspondence, news releases and newspaper clippings, reports, and copies of official court documents.
Series within the collection include:
Neil Snider (01)
Guy Saffold (02)
Glen Forrester (03)
Joy McCullough (04)
Media and Publications Department (05)
Court Documents (06)
Newspaper Clippings (07)
Development Department (08)
Harro Van Brummelen (09)

TWU Archives

Hudson's Bay Company / Langley Farm Collection

  • CA TWU Coll. 06
  • Collection
  • 1975-1976; 2002; 2008

This Collection consists of records created or acquired by several researchers, including historian Juanita Snyder and TWU archivist Stopforth. Most of the materials are copies of archival records or photocopies of pages from various books.

TWU Archives

Results 11 to 13 of 13