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Louis-Edmond Hamelin

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Louis-Edmond Hamelin in 2014

Louis-Edmond Hamelin, OC GOQ FRSC (21 March 1923 – 11 February 2020) was a Canadian geographer, professor, and author. Hamelin was born in Saint-Didace, Quebec, Canada. He was best known for his studies of Northern Canada.

Hamelin created the Centre for Northern Studies at the Université Laval in Québec and was rector of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières from 1978 to 1983. He was also a member of the Northwest Territories Legislative Council.

Hamelin specialized in Northern and Aboriginal peoples studies.

Hamelin died on 11 February 2020 at the age of 96.[1]

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  1. "Décès du géographe Louis-Edmond Hamelin". [[La Presse (Canadian newspaper)|]]. February 14, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.