Fonds 87-009 - Association of Canadian Universities For Northern Studies fonds

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Association of Canadian Universities For Northern Studies fonds

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  • 1978-1983 (Creation)
    Association of Canadian Universities For Northern Studies

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30.5 cm of textual materials (1 box)

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The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) was founded in 1977 at Churchill, Manitoba and legally incorporated in March, 1987. The main founder of the Association was Professor Trevor Lloyd. Members include Universities across Canada, of which Trent University is one, that have an interest in Northern Studies. The Association does four types of work. It offers mutual assistance among member-universities in research, shared use of facilities, interchange of staff and students, the provision and use of libraries, preparation of bibliographies etc.; provision of assistance to northern residents through research, teacher training and higher education; makes available the knowledge, skills and services of universities to the Governments of Canada, the Provinces and Territories and to industry and the community at large; and, contributes towards Canada's international commitments for scientific information and research on the polar regions and increasing the exchange of scholars, students and information between polar countries. (Taken from: ACUNS - AUCEN Constitution and By-laws, 1979, page i.) The association has held annual conferences since 1979 at Chicoutimi, Quebec (1979), Trent University (1980), Calgary, Alberta (1981), Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario (1982) and at Regina in Saskatchewan (1983).

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This fonds was created by the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies and in the custody of Bruce W. Hodgins, who was Trent University's representative on the ACUNS council, before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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This fonds consists of correspondence, conference manuals and minutes of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies.

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This fonds was donated by Bruce Hodgins.


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  • French

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Associated material located at the University of Alberta Archives.

For related records see: 87-003 and 87-014.

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