York University (Toronto, Ont.). Research Associate and Assistant to the President

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York University (Toronto, Ont.). Research Associate and Assistant to the President

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The Assistant to the President acted as a communicator with academic and administrative staff, sat as secretary of several presidential committees, and took primary responsibility for writing the University Procedures Manual in the 1960s. The Research Associate was responsible for undertaking institutional research in the areas of educational development, the establishment of professional faculties at the university and related issues. The first assistant to the President was D. McCormack Smyth (1962-1963), who was succeeded by Timothy Reid (1964-1965), and Henry Best (1965-1968). Best had originally been employed as the Research Associate to the President (1964), and combined the two jobs in 1965.


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2019/06/11 J. Grant. Creation.




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