PhD Geography, McGill University
MA Geography, Univeristy of Victoria
BA Geography, Simon Fraser University
Political economy/ecology; forest and environmental history.
I supervise students in the graduate programs in Geography and Environmental Studies.
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 - HNES 267
416 736 2100 x 40368
I am currently involved in researching various histories of the university campus and other local and Indigenous landscapes in the Toronto region. This research touches on political ecology/economy, environmental history, and critical toponomy (the history of the naming of places). It also calls attention to the presence of the Huron-Wendat in the Toronto region, one of the Indigenous groups routinely mentioned in land acknowledgements, yet not well known or recognized by the public or the academic community.
I also maintain a continuing research interest in the political economy and ecology of the development, aggregate and forest industries in the Toronto region and their attendant consequences, such as urban sprawl, rural gentrification and environmental despoliation.
Recognition & Awards
- 2022 Cultural Districts Advisor, Jay Pitter Placemaking for the City of Toronto
- 2014-2018 International Advisory Board Member, Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia
- 2013 Certificate in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Teaching & Learning and Student Experience, York Academic Innovation Fund
- 2011 Dean's Teaching Award, Faculty of Environmental Studies
- 2008 Semi-finalist, TV Ontario's Best Lecturer Competition
|GEOG 1402||Environmental Planning|
|ENVS 4750||Political Ecology of Landscapes|
|ENVS 3120||Environmental History|
|ENVS 4310||Extraction and its Discontents|