Mr. Speaker, Kenneth Kidd, professor emeritus at Trent University, died recently.
He was born in 1906 and educated in Toronto and Chicago. He was a pioneer of modern archaeology in Canada. His work included excavating the famous Ste. Marie Among the Hurons site near Midland, Ontario and a project at the Cartier-Brebeuf site in Quebec City. He was an early student of petroglyphs in Canada.
He moved from the Royal Ontario Museum to Trent as founding chair of the department of anthropology.
In 1969 he founded the first university native studies program in Canada at Trent. This was a seed well planted as there are now upwards of 40 such programs across the country.
Ken Kidd and his wife Martha, both distinguished and productive citizens of Peterborough, received honorary degrees from Trent in 1990.
I am sure that my colleagues in this House join me in extending our condolences to Mrs. Kidd.