Travel award encourages scholars from across Canada to visit Laurier Archives

The Laurier Archives has launched a new travel scholarship that encourages scholars from across Canada to conduct research at the university. 

The award honours Joan Mitchell, a former head of Laurier’s Archives and Special Collections who built Canada’s leading archival collection on the environmental conservation movement at the university. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to launch this new award,” said Gohar Ashoughian, university librarian at the Laurier Library, which houses the Archives. “This will help to put Laurier, and our city, on the map for researchers from far and wide, exposing them to our university and the Kitchener-Waterloo community.” 

Mitchell headed Laurier’s Archives from 1994 until her retirement in 2009. For more information about the Joan Mitchell Travel Award, please visit