Lloyd, Trevor

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Henry Trevor Lloyd was born in 1906 in London, England and grew up in Wales. He received a B.Sc. from Bristol University in 1929. In 1930 he visited Canada with the debating team of the British National Union of Students. In the same year he emigrated to Canada to teach at Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg. He wrote his Ph.D. at Clarke University in 1940. He was assistant Professor of Geography at Carleton College in Minnisota until 1942 when he joined the faculty at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Lloyd was in New Hampshire from 1944 to 1952. During the summer of 1942 he filmed the early activities of the Canal Project on the Mackenzie River for the National Film Board. During the late War and post-war years he was seconded from Carleton College to the Canadian Government. He was first assigned to the Wartime Information Bureau. From 1944 to 1945 he served as acting Consul for Canada in Greenland and from 1947 to 1948 as Chief of the Geographical Bureau. He helped found the Artic Institute of North America in 1944. From 1967 to 1976 he served as Chairman. He received a Doctor of Science degree in 1949 from the University of Bristol because of his study on Canada and Northern Canada for the Canadian Institute of International Affairs. In 1959 Trevor Lloyd became a Professor of Human Geography at McGill University. He was Chairman of the Geography Department at McGill from 1962 to 1966. In 1973 he became the Director of the McGill's Centre for Northern Research at Schefferville, Quebec. He retired from McGill in 1977. It was then that Lloyd became the first Executive Director for the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Research (ACUNS). He became Canada's leading expert on Greenland, past and present. He has written numerous scholarly articles on the North. (Taken from: "Trent Fornightly". Volume 11, Number 28, June 4, 1981.) On May 29, 1981 Trevor Lloyd received a Doctor of Laws from Trent University and therefore became one of the Trent University Honorary Graduands. He has received a number of awards (See "Who's Who in Canada". 1995) He married Joan Glassco in 1936 and they divorced in 1966. They had two children, Mona Jean and Hugh Glassco. Trevor Lloyd died in 1995.


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