Louis-Edmond Hamelin, (born 21 March 1923) is a Canadian geographer, professor, and author born in Saint-Didace, Quebec, Canada, best known for his studies of Northern Canada.
Hamelin created the Centre for Northern Studies at the Université Laval in Québec and is a past President of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He was also a member of the Northwest Territories Legislative Council.
Hamelin specializes in Northern and Aboriginal peoples studies. He coined several words concerning the North, like Nordicity and wrote several books and articles on the North (Canadian Nordicity/Nordicité Canadienne).
1962 - Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
1972 - Léo-Pariseau Prize
1972 - Pierre Chauveau Medal
1974 - Officer of the Order of Canada
1975 - Governor General's Award
1976 - Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Massey Medal
1982 - Gloire de l'Escolle Medal
1982 - Molson Prize
1987 - Léon-Gérin Prize
1989 - Correspondent of Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques (France)
1994 - Ordre des francophones d'Amérique
1998 - Grand officer of the National Order of Quebec