Fonds S61-66 & S413-S439 B1-104 - James Gordon Nelson fonds

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CA ON00362 S61-66 & S413-S439 B1-104

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James Gordon Nelson fonds

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  • 1911-2005, predominant 1965-2005 (Creation)

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42.61 m of textual records

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(1932 -)

Biographical history

James Gordon Nelson, (1932- ) was a professor at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario until his retirement in 1998. Nelson received his BA from McMaster University, his MA from Colorado, and his PhD from Johns Hopkins University. Before accepting a position with the University of Waterloo in 1975, Nelson held academic and administrative positions at the University of Calgary and the University of Western Ontario. He is an ecologist, a geographer, a planner, and a policy maker. James Gordon Nelson has been a member of the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, a committee member of the World Commission on Protected Areas of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, a member of the National Executive Committee of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness, and Ontario's Representative on the National Board of Governors of Heritage Canada. He has received many awards, including the first Natural Heritage Award in 1978, the Canadian Association of Geographers Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography in 1983, the Massey Medal for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society in 1983, a Certificate of Achievement from the Grand River Conservation Authority in 1994, and the 1994 Environment Award for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

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Fonds acquired from Dr. Nelson in April of 1998

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The fonds consists of reports, publications, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, notes, and other materials produced and accumulated by James Gordon Nelson. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Publications Coastal zone analysis, planning, and management First Nations documents Assessment Development, resources, environment Heritage Environmental education Parks and protected areas : US Parks and protected areas : Canada Parks and protected areas : Europe and the Middle East including Russia Parks and protected areas : Asia and the Pacific Parks and protected areas : International Parks and protected areas : Northern Wildlife Recreation and tourism Northern Plains collection

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