Fonds MS-2-699 - Janet M. Eaton fonds

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Janet M. Eaton fonds

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  • [ca. 1980] - [ca. 1989] (Creation)
    Eaton, Janet

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29.5 cm of textual records
1 poster ; 21.5 x 28 cm

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([19--] -)

Biographical history

Janet M. Eaton is an independent researcher, public educator, writer and political activist. She was born in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and earned her PhD in marine biology at Dalhousie University in the early 1970s. She taught at several Nova Scotia universities, including Dalhousie, St. Mary's, Mount Saint Vincent and Acadia. She transitioned from her career as a marine biologist to work in adult and community education, where she developed a particular interest in systemic change. She was appointed a fellow of the International Systems Institute in the mid-1990s], worked as a consultant to government and NGOs, and since 1999 was a part of the global democracy movement. In the early 2010s, Eaton served as the Sierra Club of Canada's Trade and the Environment representative and as a member of the Canadian Trade Justice Network.

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Records were donated to Dalhousie University Archives by Janet M. Eaton in 1996.

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Fonds consists of Janet M. Eaton's materials regarding her professional involvement with the Canadian Association for Adult Education and the Continuous Learning Association of Nova Scotia. Fonds includes meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, conference programmes, and other textual records.

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  • English
  • French

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Janet Eaton fonds, MS-2-699, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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