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Peter Adams to Hold Last Pre-Christmas Book Signing at Canadian Canoe Museum Gift Shop on December 22


Peter Adams’ Book Sales Reach More Than $9,200 in Support of Trent Bursary

Wednesday, December 19, 2007, Peterborough

Former Peterborough MP and Professor Emeritus Peter Adams will be holding his final book signing event before the holidays for his new book entitled Trent, McGill and the North: a story of Canada’s growth as a sovereign polar nation at the Canadian Canoe Museum gift shop on December 22.

Prof. Adams is donating all the proceeds from the book to support a new student bursary at Trent University. So far, Prof. Adams has generated more than $9,200 in total sales, bringing him just $800 away from his goal to raise $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. Once established, this bursary will support a Trent student in environmental science, ideally one from the north or with northern interests.

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
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