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Geoffrey R. Weller fonds Deelreeks Education
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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.

Publications

Subseries consists of journals or books containing articles or chapters authored or coauthored by Weller as well as a bound copy of Weller’s thesis from his master degree at McMaster University.

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

Modern Political Theory

Subseries primarily consists of lecture notes and other material from the course “Modern Political Theory” taught by Weller at Lakehead University from 1975-1977. The material also includes published lecture notes from a similar course taught at another institution and other items which appear to be Weller’s background research for the course.

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.”

Health Policy in Canada and Other Countries

Subseries primarily consists of articles by other authors, some with related correspondence between Weller and the author. A large amount of the material is related to health policy specifically in Canada; however, the records also range to health policy in the United States and other countries. The subseries also includes the text of speeches by government officials, publications created by government bodies, newspaper clippings, and other material collected over the course of Weller’s research on health policy. The series contains drafts by Weller with titles which correspond to early papers and chapters of his dissertation: "The Public Interest in Professional Politics: The Case of the Canadian Medical Association,” "Chapter 4: Health Care and Medicare Policy in Ontario," "Health Policy in Ontario," and "The Executive, the Legislature and the Health Policy Process: The Case of Ontario." The first 243 files are primarily scholarly works and government documents individually filed by Weller and generally arranged alphabetically by author. The other 72 files contain notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other material in files created by Weller in broader files by topic. The bulk of the material was gather around the dates 1975 to 1980, though some files contain items from dates in the mid-1980s and four files with dates into the 1990s suggesting the material was also involved in later research (see subseries 10).

Articles and Chapters

Subseries consists of copies of all the articles and chapters Weller authored or coauthored arranged chronologically. Files include related material such as drafts and correspondence regarding the publication of the article or chapter. The files in this subseries were originally numbered to correspond with the articles listed in Weller's CV.

Conference Papers

Subseries consists of copies of all the conference papers Weller authored or coauthored arranged chronologically. Some files also include related material such as conference programs or correspondence regarding revising a paper for publication. The files in this subseries were originally numbered to correspond with the conference papers listed in Weller's CV.

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).

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.

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.

Appointments and Reviews

Subseries consists of material involved in Weller’s activity applying for, obtaining, and fulfilling the responsibilities of academic appointments (professorships, tenure, and university administrative positions), including correspondence, application materials, and annual reviews.

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.

Book Reviews

Subseries consists primarily of copies of Weller's reviews of books or articles. Files include correspondence over the course of the review process and notes or annotations with Weller's comments. An earlier file contains letters to the editor written by Weller. The files in this subseries were originally numbered to correspond with thebook reviews listed in Weller's CV.

Talks and Lectures

Subseries consists of the text of talks and lectures given by Weller as well as related material such as notes.

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.”

University of Lapland

Series consists of material related to Weller's travel to Finland and award of an honorary doctorate from the University of Lapland.