Louis-Edmond Hamelin

Louis-Edmond Hamelin, OC GOQ FRSC (21 March 1923 – February 11, 2020)[1] was a Canadian geographer, professor, and author born in Saint-Didace, Quebec, Canada, best known for his studies of Northern Canada.

Louis-Edmond Hamelin
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Hamelin in 2014
Louis-Edmond Hamelin

(1923-03-21)March 21, 1923
Saint-Didace, Quebec
DiedFebruary 10, 2020(2020-02-10) (aged 96)

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. He coined several words concerning the North, some of which (such as Nordicity) came to enter the English vocabulary. His seminal work was the 1958 Nordicité Canadienne (translated 1979 as Canadian Nordicity: It's Your North, Too).



  1. ^ "Décès du géographe Louis-Edmond Hamelin". [[La Presse (Canadian newspaper)|]]. February 14, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)

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