Chair and Associate Professor of History,
Chair of Interdisciplinary Programs in Northern Studies Committee,
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy,
Instructor, University of the Arctic
M.A. in History, Lakehead University, 2003
B.Ed, Lakehead University, 2001
HBA in English and History, Lakehead University, 2001
My research is wide-ranging, but generally deals with the historical political, economic, and social issues relating to northern and remote communities in Canada and the circumpolar north. In addition to completing a project exploring the activities of the Industrial Workers of the World in Canada (IWW), I am currently undertaking research on the history of resources and sustainable development in the circumpolar north as part of the Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) research network.
I believe that every member of the university also has a responsibility to the community. I currently both volunteer and sit on the Board of Directors of the Canadian International Council - Thunder Bay Branch, Northwestern Ontario Archivists' Association, the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, and the Bay Street Film Festival. As a proud graduate of Lakehead University, I also sit on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Nationally, I am an Officer of The Champlain Society. Internationally, among many other commitments, I am on the international advisory committee for Faravid, the journal of the Historical Association of Northern Finland.