Fonds - Boreal Institute for Northern Studies

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Boreal Institute for Northern Studies

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Canadian Circumpolar Institute

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The Boreal Institute for Northern Studies was established in 1960, and had as its prime objective the gathering and dissemination of information about the North in an effort to increase understanding and awareness of that part of Canada. To achieve this goal, the Institute adopted a fourfold mandate: to promote scholaly research on the North; to disseminate knowledge about the North; to foster communication among northern-oriented researchers at the University of Alberta and beyond; and to encourage the involvement of Northerners in the activities of the Institute.Long-term and comprehensive research programs as well as grant-funded and contract projects were also operated under the aegis of the Institute. The Institute established a multi-disciplinary library of information on polar and cold regions. The name of the Boreal Institute was changed to the Canadian Circumpolar Institute in 1990.

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Fonds consists of records pertaining to the Boreal Institute for Northern Studies.

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Updated by M.Fraser on 7 May 2021.

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