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Friday, January 18, 2013

Field Course in NWT Summer 2013

Unique Summer Field Course in the Far North

The Department of Canadian Studies at Trent University is excited to
announce a unique learning opportunity for the summer of 2013. Taught
by 2012-13 Roberta Bondar Fellow Dr. Allice Legat, this field course
involves 3 weeks at a bush camp on Great Slave Lake, 100 kilometers
from Yellowknife, NWT, as well as 3 weeks in class in Peterborough,

Learning opportunities in the field portion of the course will include
spending time on the land with elders, hearing from personnel working
for government, industry and First Nations, and attending the annual
Tłı̨chǫ Dene annual gathering. Northerners will be invited to discuss
their work in such fields as the environmental sciences, industry,
politics, social sciences, and education. Together these interactions
will provide the students with a deeper understanding of the
contemporary Canadian North. In Peterborough, course work will
include reflecting on their own observations and experiences in the
North, and comparing them to scholarly works on topics they wish to
pursue further.

As an interdisciplinary experience, the field course opportunity of
Canadian Studies 4850Y will be a great benefit to students interested
in the North, indigenous studies, development, environmental issues,
history, politics, geography, education, and a host of other areas.

This course is open to any interested students, who have completed the
second year of their major, and have been approved by the Chair of the
Undergraduate Dept of Canadian Studies. Students from a variety of
disciplines are encouraged to participate. Students from other
universities and graduate students are also invited to participate in
this unique opportunity. The deadline for applications is February
15, 2013. Late applications will be considered if space allows.

For more information, please contact: or
visit the course website at

Jeannine Crowe
Academic Secretary
Department of Canadian Studies, Trent University
Kerr House 204, Traill College
705 748 1817
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