Sophie Marguerite (Wilmott) Barbrook (1903-2002) had an adventurous life filled with extensive travel and varied careers as an entrepreneur, editor, translator, author, and educator. Born in England, she travelled and lived around the world in Germany, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, Egypt, Italy, Cyprus, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), and Spain. She spoke several languages and pursued a fascination for the new age sciences. Mrs. Barbrook finally settled in Victoria, B.C. During a stint in Cyprus, she became the Foreign Representative for the Kemsley Newspapers where she worked alongside fellow journalist, Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond series.
Sophie Barbrook’s fonds consist of several series including : correspondence, datebooks, school records, topics, notes, miscellaneous, and manuscripts/drafts of articles and books ranging from 1917-1990s, including the draft of her autobiography, Sophie: A Victorian Life in the 20th Century.
Lynne Bowen was born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan and currently lives in Nanaimo, B.C. She originally trained and practiced in the nursing profession and later earned an M.A. in Western Canadian History from the University of Victoria. Since then, Lynne Bowen has established a strong reputation as both a lecturer and an author of historical articles and books, particularly pertaining to Nanaimo and Vancouver Island, B.C.
Lynne Bowen’s fonds consist of several series including : correspondence, notes, speeches, manuscripts/drafts of her novels, revisions, editorial notes, review, royalty statements, articles, design notes, and index cards.
Collection & finding aid available soon.
Fonds & finding aid available soon.
The following are examples of various publications by VIU faculty, staff, students, and administration housed in Special Collections - Archives:
Annual Reports - (Institutional)
Alexandro Malaspina Research Centre (AMRC)
Blue Book - (Malaspina University-College Consolidated Fund Budget), 1994-2009
Board of Governors - Summary of Activities (Report), 2004/05 –
Budget - (Budget Process: Budget Planning Process, VIU)
Bulletins - (Staff, Nanaimo)
Calendars (VIU), 1969-2007 (ceased printing in 2007)
Collective Agreements - CUPE, Common Agreement
Collective Agreements - (Malaspina College Association Collective Agreement)(Faculty Association), 1971-2007
Convocation Programs, 1996 - (missing: June 1998, Dec. 1999, June 2003, Dec. 2009)
Cowichan Campus - Bulletin: Cowichan Campus Staff Bulletin, 1989-
Cowichan Campus - Student Handbooks, 1999-2003
Cowichan Campus - Student Publications
Disabilities Services Newsletter, 2008 - 2013
Faculty Handbooks, 1974-1993 (missing 1988-1991)
Financial Planning and Accountability Reports
Inside VIU: Connecting the VIU Community, 2012 -
Installation: Chancellor’s Convocation, Chief Shawn Atleo (A-In-chut), 2008 and
President’s Convocation, Ralph Nilson, 2007 (oversize storage)
Institutional Partnership Agreements
Institutional Strategic Research Plans - 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014
SSHRC 3 Year research Development Plan: Creating Capapcity 2002-2005, 2005-2008
Integrated Planning (@ VIU)
International Education: Strategic Plan, 2013-2016
Journey (Alumni Magazine), 2008-2014. Continues as VIU Magazine, 2015 -
Library - Totem, 2009
Mainly Mal, 1976-2008
Malaspina University-College Annual Service Plan Report (print) - 2004/2005, 2001/05-2006/07, 2005/06, 2005/06-2007/08
Malaspina University-College International Education (print) - Annual Report 1997/98, 1998/99, 2004
Navigator, 1969 –
Photographs - Malaspina College Board/ Malaspina College Council/ Malaspina University-College Board/Vancouver Island University Board of Governors, 1969-1989. (missing 1971-1973, 1983-1987)
Portal (VIU Students' Literary Magazine), 1991-
Research & Scholarly Activity, 2001-
Senate Annual Reports
Institutional Accountability Plan and Report (prev. title: Vancouver Island University Accountability Plan and Report)
Student Handbooks (Nanaimo)
University Planning and Analysis:
Vancouver Island University Consolidated Financial Statements
Viewbook (VIU Book), 2006 -
VIU Special Events
VIUFA Publications - (Vancouver Island University Faculty Association)