Fonds MG 67 - J. C. Courtney Fonds

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J. C. Courtney Fonds

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MG 67

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  • 1818-2014 (inclusive) ; 1965-1995 (predominant) (Creation)

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24.6 m of textual records, graphic material and sound recordings

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John Childs Courtney was born on 4 October 1936 in Regina. He earned a B.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1958, an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1960 and both an M.A. (1962) and Ph.D. (1964) from Duke University. Dr. Courtney held the position of Assistant Professor at Brandon University from 1963-1965 before joining the University of Saskatchewan in 1965. He was promoted to full professor in 1974. Dr. Courtney has served as president of the Canadian Political Science Association (1987-1988); councillor (1985-1991) and vice-president (1989-1991) of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; founding member and sometime chair of the Timlin Trust (1977-); member of the Saskatchewan Archives Board (1985-1990, 1992-1993); English language editor of the Canadian Journal of Political Science (1981-1984); expert witness in several constitutional challenges to federal and provincial electoral laws; and visiting professor at a number of universities in the United States and Europe

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This fonds contains records relating to Courtney's post secondary education; academic career, including instructional material; assessments and other referential material; research and publication activities, particularly in the areas of Canadian government and politics, political leadership, parties, electoral systems, constituency boundaries, etc.; addresses and conference presentations; associations and organizations; and other miscellaneous file and resource material

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Copyright, where applicable, has been transferred to the University of Saskatchewan.

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