Fonds S467 B1-3 - John Theberge fonds

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CA ON00362 S467 B1-3

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John Theberge fonds

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  • 1967-2000 (Creation)

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62.5 cm of textual records 1 photograph : b&w

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Name of creator

(1940 -)

Biographical history

John Theberge (1940- ) was a professor and researcher in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo, from 1972 until his retirement in 2000. Theberge received his BSc from the University of Guelph, MSc from the University of Toronto, and PhD from the University of British Columbia. John Theberge's career focused on his wolf research, pioneering a technique using vocal patterns to identify wolves. John Theberge and his co-researcher and wife Mary Theberge became Canada's premier timber wolf research team, receiving international recognition for their field research. In 1993, Equinox magazine proclaimed John and Mary Theberge "Environmentalist of the Year". In 1998 they were presented with the Harkin Medal from Canadian Parks and Wilderness Services.

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Fonds was acquired from John Theberge in December, 2000.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of publications, correspondence, and other materials produced and accumulated by John Theberge. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Wolf research, including wolf management in British Columbia, and wolves of Algonquin park. Kluane National Park establishment. Research publications.

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No further accruals are expected.

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The series pertaining to the establishment of Kluane National Park contains photocopies of papers and correspondence (1880-1973).

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