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Accession Number: 87-009


Association of Canadian Universities For Northern Studies. -- 1978-1983. -- 30.5 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) was founded in 1977 at Churchill, Manitoba and legally incorporated in March, 1987. The main founder of the Association was Professor Trevor Lloyd. Members include Universities across Canada, of which Trent University is one, that have an interest in Northern Studies. The Association does four types of work. It offers mutual assistance among member-universities in research, shared use of facilities, interchange of staff and students, the provision and use of libraries, preparation of bibliographies etc.; provision of assistance to northern residents through research, teacher training and higher education; makes available the knowledge, skills and services of universities to the Governments of Canada, the Provinces and Territories and to industry and the community at large; and, contributes towards Canada's international commitments for scientific information and research on the polar regions and increasing the exchange of scholars, students and information between polar countries. (Taken from: ACUNS - AUCEN Constitution and By-laws, 1979, page i.) The association has held annual conferences since 1979 at Chicoutimi, Quebec (1979), Trent University (1980), Calgary, Alberta (1981), Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario (1982) and at Regina in Saskatchewan (1983).

Custodial History

This fonds was created by the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies and in the custody of Bruce W. Hodgins, who was Trent University's representative on the ACUNS council, before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of correspondence, conference manuals and minutes of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies.


Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Bruce Hodgins.

Some of the records are in French.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the University of Alberta Archives, Edmonton.

For related records see: 87-003 (T.H.B. Symons) and 87-014 (Trevor Lloyd fonds).

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Box 1


1: Correspondence, 1979

2: Correspondence, January to April 1980

3: Correspondence, May to December 1980

4: Correspondence, 1981

5: Correspondence, 1982

6: Correspondence, 1983

7: Northern Studies Centres, Ramkin Inlet, N.W.T.

8: Northern Studies Centres, Yellowknife and Ikaluit, N.W.T.

9: Northern Studies Centres, Inuwik

10: Northern Studies Centres, Pond Inlet, N.W.T.

11: Northern Studies Centres, Churchill, Manitoba

12: Northern Studies Centres, Igloolik, N.W.T.

13: Trent Northern Studies Group

14: Committee on Northern Population Research

15: A.I.N.A. Correspondence #1

16: A.I.N.A. Correspondence #2

17: Northern Studies Centres, D.I.A.N.D. Correspondence

18: Northern Scientific Training, Grants Program #1

19: Northern Scientific Training, Grants Program #2

20: ACUNS: First Annual Conference, Chicoutimi, 1978

21: ACUNS: Publications, 1979

22: ACUNS: Annual Conference Trent University, Papers, 1980

23: ACUNS: Annual Conference, Calgary, 1981

24: ACUNS: Annual Conference, Lakehead, 1982

25: ACUNS: Annual Conference, Regina, 1983