York University (Toronto, Ont.). Dept. of Information and Development

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York University (Toronto, Ont.). Dept. of Information and Development

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The Department began life as the Office of the Director, Information and Development (1962) reporting to the Assistant to the President. In 1964, pursuant to the recommendations of the Woods Gordon Survey, the office reported directly to the President. In 1966 a separate Publication Office was opened to coordinate all publishing activity within the university. In 1968 the Department of Information and Development consisted of a Director (Wilfred Sanders) with assistant directors for Development (Kim Mcilroy) and Information (Stan Fisher) as well as editors of Communique (Penny Joliffe), Bulletin and Gazette (Judy Birchall), and a publications coordinator (Margaret Hodgson). In 1970 a separate Department of Development was established, and in 1972, the Department of Information and Publication was formed.


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2019/06/11 J. Grant. Creation.




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