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50 YEARS, 50 VOICES
50 YEARS, 50 VOICES
Ingrid served on the University of Lethbridge Senate from 1981 to 1989, and she served as the Senate’s representative on the Board of Governors. She was the Chancellor of the University from 1991 to 1995.
Ingrid speaks about some of her successes as Chancellor and with the University Senate.
The full audio interview will be made available online in late 2017. For more information please contact the University of Lethbridge Archives. (email@example.com)
One of the things that I did unapologetically, and I’m pleased they’re still doing today ... I said, 'Any function that the Senate sponsored has to be cost recovery.' And so, if we have dinners and banquets, we ask everybody to pay. And you know people fell into that very agreeably. No one seemed to mind paying for their dinner tickets. And also, I made sure, that no one ... there was some suggestion that people get paid for travelling to and from Senate meetings and so we just made sure that some of those things were dealt with. The other thing I did was, we started with an invocation at Convocation. I felt other convocations I’d been at, they had that. So we did that and was the first.
And the other thing I felt, parents came to Convocation and then just sort of left. That we would have a bit of a tea afterwards, and we have a bit of a luncheon so people would stay and mingle and have chance to visit with people for a little while. But, I think one of the ... when I look back, hopefully the thing that we did was to sort of get the message across that if you’re working in a volunteer position on campus, that at some point you give back to campus. And that it not be a financial drain to the University. And, at this, if you’re working in these capacities and our board chairs, they work completely free of any remuneration and certainly we felt that the Senate should not be a cost to the University.
(Diane McKenzie, Interviewer)