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Peter Adams’ Book Sales Top $6,000 in Support of Trent Bursary


Peter Adams To Hold Book Signing at Farmers’ Market on December 8

December 4, 2007, Peterborough

Former Peterborough MP and Professor Emeritus Peter Adams has raised more than $6,000 to support a new student bursary at Trent University through the sale of his new book entitled Trent, McGill and the North: a story of Canada’s growth as a sovereign polar nation.

This puts Prof. Adams’ total sales at more than fifty percent toward his goal of $10,000. When it is raised, the Government of Ontario will match the book’s proceeds dollar for dollar through the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) program, bringing the total value of the bursary to $20,000. This bursary will be for a student in environmental science, ideally one from the north or with northern interests.

Prof. Adams will be on hand to sign his new book at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, December 8, 2007.

Future book signings are planned to take place on the following dates:

on December 15 at Package Plus
on December 22 at the Canadian Canoe Museum

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.

Trent, McGill and the North can be ordered at:

Package Plus, located at 171A Rink St. in Peterborough by calling (705) 749-1661
Trent University Alumni Affairs Office by calling (705) 748-1011, ext. 1573 or ordered online at www.trentu.ca/alumni/booklaunch.php
The Canadian Canoe Museum by visiting their gift store or by calling (705) 748-9153


For further information, please contact Peter Adams, (705) 745-6904