William E. Taylor Prize Awarded to Doctoral Student Peter Evans

March 29, 2007

William E. Taylor Prize Awarded to Doctoral Student Peter Evans

Gatineau, Quebec, March 29, 2007 — Peter Evans, a doctoral student at Cambridge University, is the 2007 recipient of the William E. Taylor Research Award. This $5000 award is presented each year by the Canadian Museum of Civilization to recognize excellence in Arctic research undertaken by a young scholar in the fields of Archaeology, Anthropology, History or Native Studies.

Evans, a Canadian doctoral student at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University, was chosen from a field of thirteen applicants. His dissertation project, entitled “Transformations of Indigenous Resistance and Identity in Northern Labrador, 1947 to the Present”, involves a combination of archival research and ethnographic fieldwork in northern Labrador. Evans argues for a new view of relations between Inuit and Euro-Canadians, one that stresses Inuit resistance and resilience in the face of culture change.

The William E. Taylor Award was established by the Canadian Museum of Civilization in memory of former Director and Arctic scholar William E. Taylor, Jr. A renowned archaeologist and a tireless proponent of public education, Dr. Taylor headed the Archaeology Division at the former National Museum of Canada in the 1960s and helped found the Canadian Archaeological Association. Mr. Evans is the 10th person to receive the award.

Each year, students and other young researchers are invited to apply for the prize by providing a résumé, and a brief description of the research project for which the award would be used. The application deadline is January 31, and the winner is announced before the end of March.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is the national museum of human history and, together with the Canadian War Museum, tells the history of Canada and its people.

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