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Mel Smith Scholarship Essays

File includes copies of papers written by some of the winners of the Mel Smith scholarship; also includes an email message from the archivist (2004). Student papers include:

  • "Of Constitutions, Referendums and 'Something Called a Mel Smith'," by Amber Pashuk, December 1999
  • "International Inspiration for a National Dilemma," by Leanne Neufeldt, February 2003
  • "Preliminary historical observations on the draft preambles to the Charter of Rights," by Jonathan Maryniuk, July 2005
  • "British Columbia's Intergovernmental Relations from Secretariat to Ministry 1976-1986," by Lindsay Bisschop, Spring 2005
  • "Meech Lake: A British Columbian Perspective," Jay Dorey, June 2006
  • "The Canadian Senate: an Institution Worthy of Reform," Jessie Legaree, August 2010
  • "The Constitution, the Court, and Complementarity: the Road to Senate Reform after the 2014 Senate Reference," by Jordan Schroeder, March 2015

Mel Smith Lecture and Scholarship

Subseries consists mainly of correspondence and committee minutes related to the Mel Smith Lecture and Scholarship. In addition, there are invitations, promotional material, news releases, and speeches related to the lecture series. Regarding the Mel Smith sponsorship there are donor lists and financial updates, as well as lists of potential student recipients.

Trinity Western University

  • CA TWU MS-14
  • Series
  • 1985, 1988-2003, 2007-2008, 2013
  • Part of Mel Smith fonds

Series consists of two subseries, Employment at TWU and the Mel Smith Lecture and Scholarship. Both subseries mainly consists of correspondence. The Mel Smith Lecture and Scholarship subseries contain committee minutes, invitations, promotional material, press releases, and copies of Mel Smith Lecture speeches by Raif Mair and Preston Manning.

Employment at TWU

Series consist of correspondence related to Mel Smith's employment as an adjunct political science professor and an advisory and consultant to President Neil Snider.

Mel Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1968-2003, 2007-2008, 2013

The fonds consists of both professional and personal documents relating to Mr. Smith’s career, and includes position papers, correspondence, briefing papers, news clippings, books, articles, and photographs.
Series within the fonds are:

  1. Internal Briefing Materials. -- [n.d.]
  2. British Columbia's Position on the Constitution. -- 1968-1991
  3. Positions of Other Governments on the Constitution. -- 1973-1983
  4. Native Affairs. -- 1850-1875; 1969; 1975-1996
  5. Other Policy Matters and Events. -- 1983-1994
  6. Daily Correspondence. -- 1977-1996; 2000
  7. Invitations. -- 1968-1989
  8. Name Tags. -- 1968-1989
  9. Newspaper Clippings. -- 1867; 1968; 1976; 1979-1982; 1997-2000
  10. Government Publications. -- 1967-2000
  11. Briefing Binders. -- 1969-1971, 1976-1987
  12. Adoption Act. -- 1968-1992
  13. Consultation Services for the Reform Party of Canada. -- 1938-1997
  14. Trinity Western University. -- 1985, 1988-2003, 2007-2008, 2013

Smith, Melvin Henry

Correspondence related to Mel Smith's Employment.

File consists of correspondence related to Mel Smith's employment as a part-time professor in History and Political Studies teaching on Canadian constitution at Trinity Western University, as well as an advisory and assistant to President Neil Snider on matters related to government trends and development that may affect the university. In addition, there is correspondence related to TWU Foundation Act where Mel Smith provided advising on the financial matter.

Mel Smith Lecture, Preston Manning speech.

File consists of a fax copy of Preston Manning's Mel Smith Lecture speech. The speech was entitled "Thinking Big About the Future" and includes a personal message from Manning to Mel Smith, as well as annotations without the speech.

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