Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Professor Shelagh Grant wins Gelber Prize for book on Arctic politics

Shelagh Grant - Shelagh Grant

Trent University professor Shelagh Grant has become the first Canadian woman to win the $15,000 Lionel Gelber Prize, awarded to a non-fiction book on foreign affairs.
Grant was rewarded for her book, Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America.
The prize jury applauded the author, who is based in Peterborough, Ont., calling her book “key to our understanding of the Arctic's future.”
The book is based on 30 years of research on Arctic sovereignty by Grant, who is retired from regular teaching but remains an adjunct professor at Trent.
A white water canoeist, wilderness camper, skier, mother of three and grandmother of six, Grant is due to accept the award in Toronto on March 29.
The Lionel Gelber Prize was founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber.
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