Fonds - Margaret North fonds

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Margaret North fonds

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  • 1979 - 1991 (Creation)
    North, Margaret

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22 cm of textual records
36 photographs

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Margaret North was an instructor in the UBC Department of Geography, and later a Senior Instructor Emeritus. She received her B.Sc. from London University and her M.A. from the University of Kansas in 1961. Her area of focus was biogeography, and her research interests focussed on vegetation change along the Peace River. North also served as the committee chair for the UBC Technical Committee on the Pacific Spirit Regional Park. She was involved in two events regarding the development of the Point Grey campus: the erosion plans for the Point Grey Cliffs proposed in the late 1970s, and the issues surrounding construction in the UBC arboretum in the early 1990s. In 1979, proposals by Swan Wooster engineering company to deal with erosion of Wreck beach cliffs met with some contention. Alternate proposals and critiques of the project were constructed by geology students as part of a class project for presentation. In 1991, plans for the First Nations Longhouse to be constructed in the arboretum led to protest over the removal of several specimens of trees. Petitions and signs were created to draw attention to the issue. Plans were changed so that fewer trees were removed, several trees were replanted, and two were given reprieve.

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Fonds includes memos, correspondence, notes, proposal papers, publications and copies of publication, as well as slides and photographs. Some materials are originally from the Campus Planning Office.

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Related materials can be found in the University Endowment Lands Collection and the Campus Planning and Development fonds.

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Information on biogeography can be found on the <a href="">Department of Geography website</a>.

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Photographs consist of col. slides and prints

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University of British Columbia Archives

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Created December 2009

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  • English

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