Louis-Edmond Hamelin

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Louis-Edmond Hamelin in 2014

Louis-Edmond Hamelin, OC GOQ FRSC (born 21 March 1923) is a Canadian geographer, professor, and author born in Saint-Didace, Quebec, Canada, best known for his studies of Northern Canada.

Hamelin created the Centre for Northern Studies at the Université Laval in Québec and is a past President of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He was also a member of the Northwest Territories Legislative Council.

Hamelin specializes in Northern and Aboriginal peoples studies. He coined several words concerning the North, like Nordicity and wrote several books and articles on the North (Canadian Nordicity/Nordicité Canadienne).

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  • Louis-Edmond Hamelin. Canadian Nordicity: It's Your North, Too. Montreal: Harvest House, 1979. ISBN 0-88772-174-5