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A funny thing happened on the way to the Galapagos


Brinklow, L, A funny thing happened on the way to the Galapagos, International Small Island Studies Association Newsletter, International Small Island Studies Association, Hawaii, 11, 1, pp. 2-5. (2013) [Internal Newsletter]

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I’ve always loved how my life’s twists and turns usually come back full circle.

This story starts in 1990 when Harry Baglole, then Director of UPEI’s Institute of Island Studies (IIS), hired international environmental consultant James Ramsay to produce a report: "International Small Islands Research: The Global Context and Is There a Role for the Institute of Island Studies?" (August 1990). Based on Jamie’s findings, the Institute’s Advisory Board concluded that, yes, indeed, there WAS a role for the IIS – and thus began our foray into comparative island studies that explore our own island through the lens of other islands. The report led to such initiatives as the North Atlantic Islands Programme, out of which came the ongoing biennial North Atlantic Forum (this year held in Hólar, Iceland); the Canada Research Chair in Island Studies (held by Dr. Godfrey Baldacchino); the academic programs at UPEI, including a Minor and Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS); Island Studies Journal; numerous books and other publications; academic conferences, including hosting "Islands of the World VII" in 2002; and, of course, our longtime association with ISISA and the Small Island Cultures Research Initiative (SICRI). It also led to a life-long friendship with the Ramsay family, marked by many a corn roast on Keppoch Beach when they’d return to Jamie’s partner Jane’s PEI birthplace each summer.

Item Details

Item Type:Internal Newsletter
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Other Indigenous studies
Research Field:Other Indigenous studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Brinklow, L (Ms Laurie Brinklow)
ID Code:85685
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2013-07-29
Last Modified:2013-07-29

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