The Laurier Archives is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Travel Award. Jonathan Luedee is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. Mr. Luedee’s research concerns wildlife management responses to the Porcupine Caribou Herd migration in both Canada and the United States.
Mr. Luedee intends to utilize the voluminous Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC) fonds at the Laurier Archives. CARC is a seminal environmental organization with nearly five decades of renowned policy and advocacy work. The Archives also holds, among other materials, the personal papers of Jim Birtch – a mainstay in the Biosphere Reserve programme in Canada – and the fonds of the Canadian Environmental Law Association. Mr. Luedee has also expressed an interest in these materials as possible avenues for research.
We look forward to welcoming Jonathan to the Archives later this year.
The Joan Mitchell Travel Award is a travel scholarship that encourages scholars to conduct research at the university. The award honours former head of the Laurier Archives Joan Mitchell and her work building the Archives’ collections.