Fonds UA-54 - Marine Affairs Program fonds

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Marine Affairs Program fonds

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  • 1987 - 2007 (Creation)
    Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science. Marine Affair Program

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90 cm of textual records

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Dalhousie University's Marine Affairs Program (MAP) was first offered in 1988 as a one-year interdisciplinary graduate diploma program though the Law School. Dalhousie had been developing teaching and research programs in marine affairs since 1945, which were focused exclusively on the marine sciences. The 1970s saw the introduction of marine-related law and social science programs, and by the late seventies there were seven ocean-related institutes and centres established at Dalhousie. The Dalhousie Ocean Studies Council was established to coordinate and develop integrated ocean research and studies within the university and with external bodies such as the Bedford Institute.

The proposal for a marine affairs diploma program with funding assistance from the International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) was submitted to Senate and MPHEC in 1986 and approved in 1987. Core courses were taken at Dalhousie, with electives offered through both Saint Mary’s University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

In 1992-1993 the program offered a Master of Marine Management (MIM) degree and program administration was moved to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. MAP moved again in 2005 to the Faculty of Management, where it stayed until 2013, when it moved to its current home within the Faculty of Sciences.

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Records were transferred by Marian Binkley, Dean of Faculty of Management, on 16 July 2013 (accession no. 2013-050).

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Fonds contains records created and collected by the Marine Affairs Program relating to its conception, scholarship funding models, programming, and publications during its first twenty years. The bulk of the records are from the nineties.

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