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Richard Colebrook Harris, O.C., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Richard Colebrook Harris, O.C., Ph.D., F.R.S.C. O.C. Vancouver
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada May 13, 2004 March 11, 2005
One of Canada's eminent historical geographers, Cole Harris has been uncovering history's imprint for many years. Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, he has written seminal works on the early European settlement in Canada, on the geographies of colonialism in early British Columbia and on the relations between European immigrants and First Nations. In addition to his teaching and researching, he served as editor of the first volume of the widely acclaimed Historical Atlas of Canada. Contributing to our understanding of the evolution and special character of our nation, he has illuminated the past so that we can better understand how to move toward the future.
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