Tag Archives: Reflection

Reflection on Sustainability: Cronon’s 2011 ASEH Plenary Address

Sustainability is the buzz word of the early twenty-first century. The Green Party of Canada runs their entire campaign based on the tenant of living and governing in a more environmentally sustainable way – but since they were barred from … Continue reading

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Suzuki, The Nature of Things, and Public Science

Today is a double birthday in Canadian public science; Dr. David Suzuki turns 75 and the CBC program “The Nature of Things” turns 50. Continue reading

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Public Environmental History

How do we go about making environmental history more public? This is a difficult task and I think it requires a shift in thinking about the field. Continue reading

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“The End is Nigh!”

This blog began as a place to reflect on the plethora of books and articles history doctoral students must read for comprehensive examinations. Somewhere in the middle of comps this blog became more about dissertation research and ideas that don’t … Continue reading

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Distinguishing between “European in Canada” and “Canadian” in History.

When do the resident of Canada cease to be “European” and become “Canadian”? In the process of reviewing for comprehensive exams in January, one of the things that continually strikes me seeming fluidity of the terminology used to describe the … Continue reading

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We are here.

Thirty-eight years ago today the crew of Apollo 17 took a photograph from space that would become known as “The Blue Marble.” Continue reading

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The Canmore-Provincial Parks Conundrum

The province of Alberta is looking to changing how provincial parks are regulated. Nowhere will these changes have a greater affect than Canmore. CPAWS, the Sierra Club, and other conservation interest groups have taken up lamenting how these changes will … Continue reading

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In Defence of the Unhyphenated Canadian

At the beginning of October the Globe and Mail ran a special on the state of multiculturalism in Canada. Being a Toronto based newspaper, the stories had an urban bias and spoke more to the anxieties of the city which … Continue reading

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A Conference beyond Place.

In the past year I have spent approximately 30 hours in airplanes going to conferences and workshops. That is about 19 914km travelled – a footprint I try not to think about too much. The reason for all this travel … Continue reading

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A Mountain Research Interlude

My name is Lauren and I am addicted to the pursuit and dissemination of information. To be more specific, historical information. This is definitely one of the healthier addictions available, but like all addictions it is expensive – especially as … Continue reading

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