Laurier Archives Travel Award

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Applications are currently being accepted for the Joan Mitchell Travel Grant at the Laurier Archives, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario.  The travel grant will support a graduate student or established scholar who wishes to travel to the Laurier Archives to conduct research.  For more information on the grant, please visit: application deadline is: December 1, 2017.

One of the primary collecting areas of the Laurier Archives is the environmental conservation movement in Canada.  Among our collection strengths are conservation efforts in the ecologically significant areas of the in Niagara Escarpment (in the Len Gertler, Beaver Valley Heritage Society, and George Francis fonds) and the Oak Ridges Moraine in Southern Ontario.

The records of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, for example, document many of the major environmental issues facing Canada's north.  It contains series documeting pipelines, (including the McKenzie Valley Pipeline; the Alaska Highway Pipeline; the Foothills Pipeline); hydro-electric projects in the Hudson Bay area; interviews with Indigenous leaders about the effects of large scale dams; marine conservation, national parks; Northern communities and Indigenous peoples.

Also check out the records of the Canadian Water Resources Association; the Canadian Environmental Law Association; and the Canadian Biosphere Reserve Association.