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Health Policy in South Africa

Subseries consists of material related to a 1983 project titled "The Politics of Health in South Africa" conducted in conjunction with Pranlal Manga and Weller’s travel to South Africa to conduct research for this project. This paper was never published. Material includes notes regarding contacting and interviewing persons involved with health polity in South Africa, publications by other scholars, documents released by government bodies of African countries, and newspaper clippings. The files are generally one of two types: files of newspaper clippings on a particular topic or individually filed publications alphabetized by author. Many files have dates past Weller’s work on his project with Manga suggesting continued research on politics in South Africa into the 1990s.

Circumpolar Universities and Development in Circumpolar Regions

Subseries consists of material involved in Weller’s research on higher education in the north, including projects titled “Universities, Politics and Development: The Case of Northern Ontario” and "Universities in the Circumpolar North: A Comparative Analysis." The subseries also comprises material related to conferences and collaborations among universities interested in circumpolar studies, including agreements for student exchanges and records related to research collaborations. The records include publications and other material created by organizations and government bodies responsible for higher education as well as scholarly works by other authors in the areas of higher education and northern studies along with correspondence and notes related to the Weller’s research projects.

Health Care in Ontario and the Circumpolar North

Subseries consists of material related to Weller’s roles on the Advisory Committee for the Health Promotion and Prevention Project of the Ontario Council of Health (1983-1984), the Thunder Bay District Health Council (1983-1988), focus group of The Premier's Council on Health Strategy (1987-1988), board of the Victorian Order of Nurses (1987-1988), the study advisory group on the Study on Health and Social Service Professionals in Northern Ontario (1989-1990). The subseries also contains material involved in Weller’s academic research on healthcare in northern regions, specifically the projects titled "The Politics of Health in the Circumpolar North,” "The Delivery of Health Care to Underserviced Areas,” and "Health Care Delivery in Northern Hinterlands.” It also contains research pertaining to the Canada Health Act of 1984. Material includes documents produced for meetings of the advisory committees and Thunder Bay District Health Council, such as minutes and reports, correspondence, and other material produced by these groups as well as government bodies and scholars in the areas of health policy and circumpolar health.

Ontario Politics

Subseries consists of research material pertaining to Ontario politics, primarily comprising newspaper clippings, and notes for Weller’s 1988 paper titled “The North in the Ontario Election of 1987.”

Circumpolar Foreign Policy

Subseries consists of material pertaining to foreign policy and security concerns in the circumpolar north, primarily comprising photocopied academic papers by other authors. The subseries also contains material related to intelligence from the same time period.

Health Policy

Subseries consists of material involved in Weller’s research on health policy, some of which pertains to comparing health policy in different countries. The material consists of primarily newspaper clippings and photocopied academic papers. There may be connections between the files and subseries 2, as some of the files in the earlier subseries appear to have been used again in later research.

Government and Economic Development in the Circumpolar North

Subseries consists of material involved in Weller’s academic research on the circumpolar north. His research at this time relates primarily to economic development in northern regions. The material comprises primarily photocopied academic papers and newspaper clippings. The subseries also contains publications, text of speeches and other material created by government officials. The subseries also contains files for chapters of a manuscript; however many files are empty. The empty files are titled: “Definitions and Theories, Chp 1,” “The Land and the Climate, Chp 2,” “Peoples and Patterns of Settlement, Chp 3,” “The Settlement of the Provincial North, Chp 4,” “The Decline of the Resource Economy, Chp 6,” “Race, Ethnicity and the Canadian Provincial North, Chp 10,” and “Conclusions, Chp 14.” There may be connections between this subseries and subseries 3, as the files for earlier projects appear to have been used in later research.

Intelligence

Subseries consists of notes, academic and government publications, and correspondence pertaining to intelligence and security. Material may be related to Weller’s academic research or preparations for teaching a course on this subject. The nature of the project in which this material was used is unclear.

History of Political Ideas

Subseries consists of lecture notes and other material from the course “History of Political Ideas” as well as items from a course of the same title which Weller attended during his undergraduate degree at the University of Hull. Weller taught “History of Political Ideas” during the 1968-1969 academic year at Bishop’s University. One file appears to have been used at a later date (1998).

Comparative Politics

Subseries consists of lecture notes and other course material from courses Weller taught early in his career as well as material from Weller’s own education in the area of comparative politics. More specifically, some files contain material from a courses taught by Weller at Bishop’s University “Politics in Britain and France” and “The Theory and Practice of Communism.” The dates of the material suggest that the files were also used for courses at Lakehead University.

Public Administration

Subseries primarily consists of lecture notes and related material filed by lecture as well as reading lists, seminar topics, and exam questions for courses taught by Weller at Lakehead University “The Bureaucracy and Politics” and “Public Administration” during the years 1972-1982. A lecture file titled “The Bureaucracy in Third World Nations, No. 23” was empty. Some files contain items with later dates, suggesting their use in a later course.

Canadian Public Administration

Subseries consists of lecture notes and related material filed by lecture as well as exam questions and other course material for the course “Canadian Public Administration” taught by Weller at Lakehead University during the years 1974-1982. Two files appear to have been reused in the 1990s.

Ontario Politics and Canadian Provincial Politics

Subseries consists of lecture notes and related material filed by lecture, reading lists and exam questions for the Lakehead University courses “Ontario Politics” and “Canadian Provincial Politics” taught by Weller along with notes outlining a textbook on Ontario politics and information on a student internship program at the Ontario legislature. A lecture file titled “Ontario Ombudsman, No. 26 Ontario Politics” was empty. Weller taught these courses during the years 1974-1982, and one file appears to have been used again at a later date.

Local Government

Subseries consists of lecture notes, reading lists, and other material related to the courses taught by Weller at Lakehead University “Local Government” and “Urban Government and Politics.” Four lecture files were empty. The empty files were titled: “Mayors, No.10,” “Councils, No. 11,” “The Media and Local Politics, No. 14,” and “Local Government in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, No. 22.”

Canadian Government and Politics

Subseries consists of lecture notes and related material filed by lecture as well as exam questions, reading list and other course material primarily from the Lakehead University course “Canadian Government and Politics.” The subseries also contains material from similar Canadian Politics courses taught by Weller in the 1970s and 1980s. Seven lecture files were empty, and the empty files were titled: “Agencies, Boards and Commissions, No. 23,” “Patriation and Constitutional Reform, No. 29,” “Northern Discontent, No. 34,” “Political Corruption in Canada, No. 38,” “Politics and the Police, No. 39,” “Health Policy, No. 47,” and “Education Policy, No. 48.”

Politics in the Canadian North

Subseries consists of lecture notes and other material filed by lecture, course outlines, reading lists, and other material for the course “Politics in the Canadian North” taught by Weller at Lakehead University and UNBC.

The European Union

Subseries consists of lecture notes, course outlines, exam questions and other material for UNBC courses taught by Weller “The European Union” and “The European Community.”

Social and Health Policy and Administration

Subseries consists of lecture notes, photocopied readings, course outlines and other material for the UNBC course taught by Weller “Social and Health Policy and Administration.” The subseries includes VHS tapes of Weller’s lectures and originally contained a set of duplicate course reading files with a note indicating they were sent to was sent to Margie Mills at the UNBC Regional campus at Williams Lake. A lecture file titled “Plagues and Politics, Lecture 23” was empty. The files also contain material that appears to predate the course.

Redefining Security

Subseries consists of lecture notes and related material filed by lecture as well as exam questions for the UNBC course “Redefining Security” taught by Weller.

Contemporary Australia and New Zealand

Subseries consists of lecture notes filed by lecture, reading lists, handouts, and other course material from UNBC course taught by Weller “Contemporary Australia and New Zealand.” The files consist of numbered files of lecture material and parallel files with background research.

Canada and the World

Subseries consists of lecture notes and related material for the UNBC course taught by Weller “Canada and the World.”

Courses General

Subseries consists of lecture notes and related material for the UNBC course taught by Weller “Canada and the World.”

International Collaborations

Subseries consists of material related to Weller’s collaborations with universities around the globe during his appointments at Lakehead University and UNBC. It primarily comprises items related to forming relationship between the universities, such as exchange programs, and also includes some material involved in Weller’s research on higher education.