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Book Sales Enable Trent University Geography Northern Studies Bursary to Reach $25,000 Goal


Peter and Jill Adams Extend Their Gratitude to the Community

Thursday, December 18, 2008, Peterborough

Thanks to the community’s support through the purchase of Professor Emeritus Peter Adams’ book Trent, McGill and the North: A story of Canada’s growth as a sovereign polar nation, the Geography Northern Studies Bursary at Trent University has reached its $25,000 threshold.

“We are just delighted with the response from the community, which now means that this bursary can now award a minimum of $1,000 annually to encourage a third- or fourth-year geography student to study in the polar regions,” said Professor Adams. “Jill and I are extremely grateful to the Farmers’ Market, the Canadian Canoe Museum, Bruce Stewart at Package Plus and all those who supported this initiative, which not only provides student assistance, but strengthens Trent’s tradition of research excellence in the Arctic.”

All proceeds from the book were used to establish the bursary, which was then matched by the Ontario Trust for Student Support, a program established by the Government of Ontario in 2005 that matches endowed donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis to provide bursaries and awards to Ontario students. The amount of the bursary is flexible, so as the endowment continues to grow, more interest is generated increasing the annual bursary amount as well.

Copies of Trent, McGill and the North: A story of Canada’s growth as a sovereign polar nation are still available for Christmas presents and can be purchased at the Canadian Canoe Museum (910 Monaghan Rd.), Package Plus (171A Rink St.) and Alumni Affairs Office at Trent. Prof. Adams other recently published book which he co-authored with colleagues, Geography at Trent: The first forty years, is also available at the Trent Bookstore and the Department of Geography and the Alumni Affairs Office on Trent campus.


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