Sumas Lake was drained in the 1920s to create farmlands in the Fraser Valley. Laura Cameron, a doctoral candidate in historical geography at Cambridge, explored the event and its consequences in terms of place and history in Openings: Meditation on History, Method, and Sumas Lake (McGill-Queen's 1997$29.95). She grew up in the Fraser Valley and gained her B.A. and M.A. degrees in history from UBC where she became fascinated with the relations between stories and places. At the University of Cambridge in England, she combined her interests in environmental history and historical geography to receive her Ph.D. from the Department of Geography in 2001. She was was Junior Research Fellow in Historical Geography at Churchill College, Cambridge (1999-2002) and arrived to teach at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in January of 2003.


Openings To A Lake: A Meditation on History, Method and Sumas Lake. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997, 0773516662

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