[an abstract of some scholarship] The Canadian North has long been the subject of a complex literature that is the product of generations of people interpreting and explaining the region. The larger study to which this review contributes seeks to understand how the conduct of science, conceived in the broadest senses, has occurred in the Canadian North since World War II in order to understand how and to what degree the activities and findings of researchers working in the North affected northern society. There is as yet no general history of scientific inquiry in and about the Canadian North, though there are many works that investigate various aspects of research administration, organization, conduct and activity. This paper concludes that there has been a sustained interest in “locating the North” since the 1950s-1960s when Louis-Edmond Hamelin began to circulate his ideas about the north and his nordicity work reached English-speaking audiences. As the social sciences branched and bifurcated and new theories entered the repertoire, academics began playing with the ideas of North using the new tools to try to understand the particularly Canadian love affair with our North. The types of research into locating the North also track the proliferation of interests in the academy. In the 1970s and 1980s, literature (and historiography) are most notable. That changed in the nineties and aughts (i.e., 2000s) as the “posts” opened up new avenues for understanding social and human matters.
- The University Project in the Canadian North, 1964 to 2014
- Yukon College Editorial—Poised for the Next Step: University
- 3.1 Yukon
- Teaching the North: The Curious Business of Being Inside-out
- In the North, For the North, By the North: The Extraordinary Vision of Aron Senkpiel for the Betterment of the North Through Education
- Research in the North American North: Action and Reaction