Fonds - W. C. Blight fonds

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W. C. Blight fonds

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  • 1919-1990 (Creation)

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.12 m of textual records
22 photographs

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William Clifford (Cliff) Blight was born July 14, 1908 at Oakville, Manitoba, the son of George and Isabella Blight. In 1933 he married Elizabeth A. Chaytor of Angusville, Manitoba, who was the daughter of W.S. and Maria Chaytor. They have two children, William John and Elizabeth A. Blight. W.C. Blight was educated at Oakville, taking his Grade 12 at Portage Collegiate. He attended Brandon Normal School in 1928, received a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba in 1940, and earned a M.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin in 1952. Blight taught at various Manitoba school districts (1928-1937), and served as senior armament instructor in the Royal Canadian Air Force, 1940-1945. In February, 1945 he came to Regina College as instructor in mathematics, rising to the rank of associate professor by 1971. He held the following administrative posts: Assistant to the Dean, 1952-1959; Assistant to Registrar and Registrar at Regina College/Campus, 1959-1969; and Regina Campus Secretary, 1969-1973. He served on numerous University committees and was instrumental in developing the institution's academic program. In 1974, following his retirement, Blight was named Registrar Emeritus. He died in 1995.

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Fonds consists of professional papers of W.C. Blight, 1919-1990. Most prominent are the numerous reports and memoranda he wrote in his capacity as Registrar and Campus Secretary, covering a wide range of topics including the history of the University, admissions and transfers, university structure and organization, registration, student unrest, native students, examinations, marking and grading, academic programs, federated colleges, and many other administrative matters. Also included is Blight's 'Curriculum Vitae', as well as photographs of University staff, convocations, and events.

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Inventory available for 80-34.

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Related material: For related material see also Office of the Registrars fonds and Office of the Campus Secretary fonds.

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