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Shelagh D. Grant

Shelagh Grant is the author of the award winning book, Arctic Justice: On Trial for Murder, Pond Inlet – 1923 (MQUP, 2002). An adjunct professor in the Canadian Studies Program at Trent University, she is now retired from regular teaching but gives guest lectures and supervises the occasional graduate student. Previous publications include a book on government policy in the Canadian North during the war and post war years, titled Sovereignty or Security? (UBC Press 1988), as well as numerous scholarly articles on Arctic related topics, such as sovereignty and environmental issues, historiography, and Inuit oral history. More recently, she supervised a translation into Inuktitut of her yet unpublished 400 page manuscript “Mittimatalik-Pond Inlet: A History,” donating the copyright for the Inuktitut version to the Baffin Island Teacher’s Learning Centre for use in their schools. The Inuktitut book was published in the summer of 2008.

Shelagh has presented numerous papers at home and abroad, including international conferences such as: the Northern Research Forum in Akureyri, Iceland (2000); the Circumpolar Universities Conferences in Aberdeen, Scotland (2000) and Tyumen, Siberia (1991); the International Congress on the History of the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Regions in Reykjavik, Iceland (1998); and the Canadian Studies Conference in Brisbane, Australia (1986). She has traveled extensively throughout the Canadian Arctic and Greenland, including visits to the U.S. Air Base at Thule and the Danish Research Centres at Meistervig and Station Nord.

In 1997 she became the first historian and first woman to receive the Northern Science Award sponsored by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. She has sat on a number of editorial boards, been actively involved in the adjudication of northern scholarships and acted in various advisory capacities with regard to Inuit policies. Aside from history, other interests include northern education, Inuit culture and environmental issues.

Shelagh is a white water canoeist, wilderness canoe tripper, both downhill and cross-country skier, long time spouse of Jon K. Grant, a mother of three, and grandmother of five “grandkids.”

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