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Former MP Peter Adams to Launch New Book on Arctic Sovereignty on October 31 in Ottawa


Trent, McGill and the North Celebrates Trent University’s Contributions to Canadian Arctic Sovereignty

Thursday, October 25, 2007, Ottawa

Peter Adams drilling in Axel HeibergFormer MP (Peterborough) Peter Adams’ new book Trent, McGill and the North: A Story of Canada's Growth as a Sovereign Polar Nation, will be launched on Parliament Hill on Wednesday, October 31, 2007.

The reception will be hosted by Senator Bill Romkey (Labrador) and Larry Bagnell MP (Yukon). Proceeds of the book, matched by the Government of Ontario, will go to a student bursary at Trent University. The bursary will be for a student in environmental science, preferably a student from the north or with northern interests.

Senators, MPs and staff are invited to join Mr. Adams at the reception.

When: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Room 474-F, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Throughout his book, Prof. Adams describes Trent University as a vanguard in polar research creating the educational and scientific foundation for meaningful government in the north. “Trent recognized northern studies from its earliest days, in the 1960s,” said Prof. Adams. “It was a pioneer in Indigenous peoples studies and in extending northern studies to the undergraduate levels.”

Prof. Adams’ book chronicles his active research career in the north where he studied snow and ice hydrometeorology and led dozens of arctic field courses for Trent geography students. Much of their research on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut was some of the earliest work recognizing climate change through glacier retreat.


Further details of the book attached (Cover, Exerpt)

For additional information, please contact Peter Adams at (705) 745-6904 or by cell at (705) 761-6904.