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Communication Engineering Services Department
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Effective January 1, 1970 departments CJRT-FM/TV and Audio-Visual Aids Resource Centre were re-organized to create the Communication Engineering Services Department (CES) and the Media Centre, the purpose of both to provide a co-ordinated service for radio, television, and audio-visual aids to academic and administrative departments. Prior to the re-organization, a growing need throughout the school for audio-visual hardware and servicing resulted in a variety of television and audio equipment collected in various academic departments.
CES provided consulting, formerly allocated by the Campus Planning Department, installation, maintenance, and technical services for radio, television, and audio-visual equipment. It also maintained the hardware for RCTV, Instructional Television facilities, RTA facilities, CJRT-FM, and public address and surveillance systems.
Kurt Mayer, the chief engineer of CJRT-FM, was the first director of CES, who reported to the Vice President of Administration.
Before the end of the 1970s, the service expanded to include the telephone system and computer terminals.
Effective May 30, 1986, CES became part of the Computing Centre integrating the hardware and voice resources of CES with the data and software resources of the Computing Centre. The new department became the Computing and Communications Services Department. Kurt Mayer continued in the new department managing similar equipment and technical services as in CES.