The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Affairs of Algoma University College (1976-1977) was appointed by Order in Council (O.C. 616/76) dated March 10, 1976. The Commission's work continued for a period of 20 months during which five weeks of the public hearings were held and four reports were submitted.
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Algoma University College was appointed to examine the financial, administrative and organizational problems experienced by Algoma University College in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. The Commission focused on the administrative relationship between the Board of Governors of Algoma University College and the Board of Directors of Algoma University Association, the role of the President. It also examined the relationship between the College and Laurentian University.
The Commission was headed by John Whiteside, Q.C., O. Ont. He is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor as well as a founding member of that university's Board of Governors. His numerous public appointments include serving on the Board of Governors of Essex College, Assumption University and numerous other civic boards and positions within the Anglican Church of Canada.
The report concluded that the college was in grave danger of folding and was not being administered properly. The Commissioner, John W. Whiteside, made several recommendations for sweeping changes in the administration of the institution.
Fonds comprises material collected, created, and used during the Royal Omission of Inquiry into Algoma University College. Fonds includes correspondence, reports, letters, property documentation, newspaper clippings, and statements, declarations, summaries of findings and other material.
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