Fonds - Department of Political Science fonds

UAA-1975-045 UAA-1978-111 UAA-1979-062 UAA-1979-106 UAA-1980-080 UAA-1981-030 UAA-2000-039

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Department of Political Science fonds

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  • 1964-1965 (Creation)
  • 1982-1985 (Creation)
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  • 1972-1974 (Creation)
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    Meekison, J. Peter
  • 1969-1972 (Creation)
  • 1966-1969 (Creation)

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3.80m of textual records

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(1.13.1937 -)

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J. Peter Meekison received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (1959) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science (1961) from the University of British Columbia. He earned an MA in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario (1962) and a PhD in Political Science from Duke University (1965). Dr. Meekison joined the University of Alberta's Department of Political Science in 1967, chairing the department from 1972 to 1974. From 1971-1972, he was Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and served as Vice-President (Academic) from 1984 to 1991. Dr. Meekison held the position of Balzberg Chair in Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law from 1991 to 1994, and was granted the rank of University Professor on July 1, 1992. Peter Meekison took a ten year leave of absence from the University of Alberta (1974-1984) to devote his time to constitutional affairs with the Alberta Provincial Department of Federal and Inter-Governmental Affairs. He was Deputy Minister of the Department from 1977-1984, and during the 1978-1981 constitutional negotiations, Dr. Meekison developed and prepared the formula, tabled by Alberta, which ultimately became the amending formula in the Constitutional Act for 1982. As constitutional adviser to the government, he was actively involved with the Meech Lake Accord (1987) discussions and the discussions leading to the 1992 Charlottetown Accord. In 1993, J. Peter Meekison was appointed a Commissioner of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and served with the Commission until its competed five volume report was published in 1996. He retired from the University of Alberta in 1996, and served as the public administrator for Okanagan University College, and is currently an adjunct professor of political science at the University of Victoria.

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Created by LMCPHERSON 10-31-2007. Updated by AODEEN 7-7-2015.

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