Edward Hedican

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Retired Professor College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department of Sociology and Anthropology Guelph, Ontario ehedican@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 52194

Bio/Research

Professor Hedican is a social anthropologist with graduate degrees from McMaster Univerity (M.A.) and McGill University (PhD.). His long term ethnographic interests have been with Canadian Aboriginal peoples, especially concerning the Ojibwa or Anishenabe peoples living north of Lake Superior. Re...

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Bio/Research

Professor Hedican is a social anthropologist with graduate degrees from McMaster Univerity (M.A.) and McGill University (PhD.). His long term ethnographic interests have been with Canadian Aboriginal peoples, especially concerning the Ojibwa or Anishenabe peoples living north of Lake Superior. Research in this area involved living in a remote community without cars, roads or electricity. The Aboriginal people spoke their Native language and for the most part, continued to hunt and fish in the traditional subsistence pattern. Professor Hedican's research was conducted from a small log cabin which he heated with a wood stove. In all, he eventually wrote three books on various aspects of Aboriginal life in Canada. More recently his research interests have shifted to the Irish, especially focusing on two areas: first, how the contemporary Irish in rural Donegal are coping with their association with the European Union, and second, a historical study of an Irish farming community in the Ottawa Valley after the Great Famine. Currently, he is writing a book on Irish farmers in Renfrew County from 1851-1881.

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Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

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Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

Deirdre Healey
healeyd@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56581

Angela Mulholland
angela.mulholland@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982

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