Curriculum Vitae


 

Education:

York University, Toronto, Ontario

Ph.D., History (2003-2008)

York University, Toronto, Ontario

M.A., History (2002-2003)

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

B.A. Honours, History (1998-2002)

Academic Appointments:

York University, Department of History
Associate Professor (2015-present)
Assistant Professor (2011-2015)

Mount Royal University, Department of Humanities
Assistant Professor, limited-term appointment (2010-2011)

Research Grants, Prizes, and Awards:

Writing Prizes

2014 Winner of Canadian Historical Association Clio Prize for Best Book in British Columbia History for Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History

2014 Honourable Mention for British Columbia Historical Federation, Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing for Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History

2014 Finalist for BC Book Prizes, Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize for Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History

2014 Finalist for Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia for Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History

2013 Finalist for City of Vancouver Book Award for Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History

2007 Winner of Canadian Historical Review Prize for best article of the year for “Restoring Nature: Ecology, Memory, and the Storm History of Vancouver’s Stanley Park”

Teaching Awards

2011-12 Nominated for Ian Greene Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

Major Research Fellowships & Grants

2015: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Dean’s Award for Distinction in Research, Creativity, or Scholarship (Emerging Researcher) – $2000

2013-2014: Petro Canada Young Innovator Award – $5,000

2012-2014: SSHRC Insight Development Grant – $41,716

2012-2013: CFHSS Award to Scholarly Publishing Program Grant

2012-2013: SSHRC Public Outreach Grant – $36,795

2011-2012: Mount Royal University Internal Research Grant – $4,000

2010-2011: University of British Columbia, Faculty of Arts Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship (declined) – $50,000

2008-2010: SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – $80,500

2004-2007: SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship – $105,000

2004-05: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined) – $15,000

2002- 2003: York University Scholarship – $6,000

Other Scholarships, Grants, & Awards

2015-16: York University Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Research Release Program

2013-14: York University Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Research Release Program

2010: Network in Canadian History & Environment Small Projects Grant

2010: Mount Royal University, Faculty Development Grant

2009: Canadian Historical Association Travel Grant

2008: Network in Canadian History & Environment Small Projects Grant

2008: Network in Canadian History and Environment Travel Grant

2008: Canadian Historical Association Travel Grant

2008: Symons Trust Fund in Canadian Studies Research Grant

2008: CUPE local 3908 Professional Development Fund Grant

2007: American Society for Environmental History Travel Grant

2006: Ramsay Cook Research Fellowship

2006: Canadian Historical Association Travel Grant

2005: CUPE Research Costs Fund Grant

2005: Canadian Historical Association Travel Grant

2003: Canadian Women’s Historical Society Award

2001: Women’s Canadian Club of Vancouver Scholarship in Canadian History

1999: David J. Rose Scholarship

1998-2002: UBC Outstanding Student Initiative Scholarship

Publications:

Books

Kheraj, Sean. Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013.

Refereed Journal Articles

Kheraj, Sean. “Urban Environments and the Animal Nuisance: Domestic Livestock Regulation in Nineteenth-Century Canadian Cities” Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine 44, no. 1-2 (Fall/Spring 2015/2016): 37-55.

Kheraj, Sean. “Borders and Ideas of Nature: Intersections in the Environmental Histories of Canada and the United States” Canadian Historical Review 95, no. 4 (2014): 604-609.

Kheraj, Sean. “Demonstration Wildlife: Negotiating the Animal Landscape of Vancouver’s Stanley Park, 1888-1996” Environment and History, 18, no. 4 (2012): 497-527. Reprinted in Themes in Environmental History: Animals. Ed. Sarah Johnson. Cambridge, UK: White Horse Press, 2014. Pgs. 293-322.

Kheraj, Sean. “Improving Nature: Remaking Stanley Park’s Forest, 1888-1931” BC Studies 158 (2008): 63-90.

Kheraj, Sean. “Restoring Nature: Ecology, Memory, and the Storm History of Vancouver’s Stanley Park” Canadian Historical Review 88.4 (2007): 577-612. (Awarded the 2007 Canadian Historical Review Prize for best article of the year).

Kheraj, Sean. “Plaque Build-up: Commemorating the Buxton Settlement, 1950-2000” Problématique: Journal of Political Studies 9 (2003): 5-21.

Chapters in Books

Kheraj, Sean and K. Jan Oosthoek. “Online Digital Communication, Networking, and Environmental History” in Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research. Eds. Jocelyn Thorpe, Stephanie Rutherford, and L. Anders Sandberg. London: Routledge, 2016. Pgs. 233-247.

Kheraj, Sean. “Animals and Urban Environments: Managing Domestic Animals in Nineteenth-Century Winnipeg” in Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Views on Environmental History. Eds. James Beattie, Edward Melillo, and Emily O’Gorman. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. Pgs. 263-288.

Kheraj, Sean. “Living and Working with Domestic Animals in Nineteenth-Century Toronto” in Urban Explorations: Environmental Histories of the Toronto Region. Eds. L. Anders Sandberg, Stephen Bocking, Colin Coates, and Ken Cruikshank. Hamilton: L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History, 2013. Pgs. 120-140.

Review Essays

Kheraj, Sean. “Scholarship and Environmentalism: The Influence of Environmental Advocacy on Canadian Environmental History” Acadiensis 43.1 (Winter/Spring 2014): 195-206.

Kheraj, Sean. “The Unnatural History of Stanley Park Exhibit, Vancouver Museum” BC Studies (161) 2009: 115-124.

Non-Refereed Publications

“The Nature of Confederation” Canada Watch (Spring 2016): 24-26.

“Historical Background Report: Trans Mountain Pipeline, 1947-2013” prepared for the City of Vancouver as evidence for National Energy Board hearings on proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, May 2015

Study Support Materials, J.M. Bumsted. A History of the Canadian Peoples, Fourth Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2011.

“Historical Overview of Stanley Park” in State of the Park Report for the Ecological Integrity of Stanley Park. Vancouver: Stanley Park Ecology Society, 2010.

“City and Suburban Parks” in The Encyclopedia of American Environmental History: Volume I. Editor, Kathleen A. Brosnan. New York: Facts on Files, 2010.

 “African-American Settlements in Upper Canada/Canada West” in Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora, Editor, Carol Boyce-Davies. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2008. pgs. 246-247.

“Mitchell Hepburn” in The Home Front Encyclopedia: United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II. Vol. 2. Editor, James Ciment, Contributing Editor, Thaddeus Russell. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2007. pgs. 615-617.

“Archibald Morrison Carmichael” (pg. 42), “Oliver Robert Gould” (pg. 91), “Andrew Knox” (pg. 123-124) in Saskatchewan Politicians: Lives Past and Present. Series Editor, Brian Mlazgar, Volume Editor, Brett Quiring. Regina: University of Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center, 2004.

Book Reviews

O’Connor, Ryan. The First Green Wave: Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015 reviewed in Pacific Historical Review, 85, no. 3 (2016): 472-473.

Ingram, Darcy. Wildlife Conservation and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014 reviewed in H-Net Reviews, 2015

Rodgers, Kathleen. Welcome to Resisterville: American Dissidents in British Columbia. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014 reviewed in BC Studies (2014)

Alagona, Peter S. After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013 reviewed in H-Net Roundtable Reviews 4.4 (2014): 13-15.

Campbell, Claire Elizabeth. Ed. A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2011 reviewed in University of Toronto Quarterly 82.3 (2013): 637-638.

Forkey, Neil S. Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012 reviewed in Histoire Sociale/Social History 46.91 (2013): 233-235.

Castonguay, Stéphane and Michèle Dagenais. Ed. Metropolitan Natures: Environmental Histories of Montreal. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011 reviewed in Urban History Review 41.1 (2012): 71-72.

Falck, Zachary J.S. Weeds: An Environmental History of Metropolitan America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010 reviewed in H-Net Reviews, 2011.

Kirsch, Sharon. What Species of Creature: Animal Relations from the New World. Vancouver: New Star Books, 2009 reviewed in H-Net Reviews, 2010.

MacLaren, I.S. ed. Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park: Studies in Two Centuries of Human History in the Upper Athabasca River Watershed. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2007 reviewed in Journal of the West 48 (3) 2009: 90-91.

Young, Terrence. Building San Francisco’s Parks, 1850-1930. Balitmore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004 reviewed in H-Net Reviews, 2009.

Lipin, Lawrence M. Workers and the Wild: Conservation, Consumerism, and Labor in Oregon, 1910-1930. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007 reviewed in Left History 13 (1) 2008: 164-166.

Loo, Tina. States of Nature: Conserving Canada’s Wildlife in the Twentieth Century. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006 reviewed in Journal of the West 47 (1) 2008: 115.

Evenden, Matthew D. Fish versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004 reviewed in Historical Geography 35 2007: 288-290.

Barman, Jean. Stanley Park’s Secret: The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch and Brockton Point. Vancouver: Harbour, 2005 reviewed in BC Studies (148) 2006: 113-115.

Witzig, Fred T.. Voyageurs National Park: The Battle to Create Minnesota’s National Park. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004 reviewed in Environmental History 10 (1) 2005: 133-135.

 Invited Research Lectures and Presentations:

“Environmental Assessment and Early Dene Resistance to the Norman Wells Pipeline in the 1980s” invited public lecture at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Department of History (November 2016)

“Is Oil a Dirty Word: Stories from the Humanities” invited panellist for 2016 Canadian Historical Association community event (May 2016)

“How Canadians Regulated Domestic Livestock Animals in Nineteenth-Century Cities” invited panellist for 2016 Calgary Institute for the Humanities Community Forum (April 2016)

“Pipelines in Canada: An Environmental History” invited speaker for the University of Manitoba Critical Environments Research Group 2016 annual lecture (February 2016)

“The Great Epizootic of 1872-1873” invited speaker for the 2014 Shannon Lectures in History, Carleton University (November 2014)

“Living and Working with Domestic Animals in Nineteenth-Century Toronto” invited speaker for Toronto Public Library Thought Exchange series (October 2014)

“Canadian Historians and the Media: A Roundtable Discussion” invited panelist at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (May 2014)

“An Environmental History of Oil Pipeline Spills in Canada, 1949-2013” invited speaker for Toronto Public Library Thought Exchange series (May 2014)

“Provenance and Prejudice” invited panelist for Conscious Consumption series at the Textile Museum of Canada (May 2014)

“An Environmental History of Oil Pipeline Spills in Canada” invited speaker for “Public Engagement for a Just and Sustainable World” Research Celebration, York University (April 2014)

“Symbiotic Cities: Animals and Urban Environments in Nineteenth-Century Canada” invited speaker for UBC Okanagan Urban Studies graduate program (February 2014)

“Inventing Stanley Park: Nature, Memory, and History” invited speaker for the 125th anniversary celebrations for Stanley Park (August 2013)

 “The New History Wars?: Avoiding the Fights of the Past” invited speaker for the Montreal History Group May Day Colloquium, Department of History, McGill University (April 2013)

 “Active Historians, Authority, and Relevance” invited panelist for York University Graduate Programme in History, New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference (February 2013)

 “My History Museum: A to Zed” invited panelist for public consultation event regarding the establishment of a Canadian Museum of History (December 2012)

 “Citizenship and the Environment in Canadian History” invited panelist for “What’s the Use of History? Citizenship and History in Canada’s Past and Present” part of Toronto Public Library “Thought Exchange” series co-sponsored by ActiveHistory.ca (October 2012)

 “Frontiers of Ecological Imperialism: A History of European Biological Expansion in Canada” invited speaker for York @ U of T speaker series, Department of History, University of Toronto (October 2012)

 “Macro-Theories of Canadian History: A Roundtable on the Staples, Metropolitan, and Laurentian Theses” invited panelist at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (2012)

 “The Academic and the Internet: Navigating Professional Development Online” invited speaker for Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History professional development workshop for environmental history graduate students (2012)

 “Environment as Interpretive Framework for Historical Analysis” invited panelist for York University Graduate Programme in History, New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference (February 2012)

 “A Balance between Naturalness and Tidiness: Windstorms and the History of Stanley Park” invited speaker for Simon Fraser University, Teck Gallery (December 2011)

“Order and Animals in Nineteenth-Century Toronto” invited speaker for the L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University (November 2011).

“Wildlife on Display: Animals, Parks, and the Urban Environment of Vancouver, 1888-1996” invited speaker for the Mount Royal University, Department of Humanities Colloquium speaker series (November 2010).

“Symbiotic Cities: The Regulation of Domestic Animals in Nineteenth-Century Canadian Cities” invited speaker for the University of Alberta, Department of History and Classics Colloquium lecture series (October 2010).

“Urbs in Horto: Urban Nature in Europe and North America” invited panelist at the American Society for Environmental History annual meeting sponsored by the Urban History Association (March 2010)

“Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History” guest speaker for the Friends of the Vancouver Archives, Vancouver Museum (October 2009)

“A Park and Its City: History, Ecology, and the Future of Stanley Park” guest speaker for the Simon Fraser University, Urban Studies lecture series (October 2008)

“Improving Nature: Remaking Stanley Park’s Forest, 1888-1931” guest speaker for the Nature/History/Society series, University of British Columbia (September 2008)

Media Appearances and Interviews:

Interview about history of urban livestock regulation on “Calgary Today” NewsTalk 770AM, 7 June 2016, http://www.seankheraj.com/urban-animals-interview-on-calgary-today-newstalk-770/

Ubokudom, Diana-Abasi. “Lecture Sheds Light on Environmental Impacts of Oil Pipelines in Canada” The Manitoban, 2 March 2016, http://www.themanitoban.com/2016/03/lecture-sheds-light-on-environmental-impacts-of-oil-pipelines-in-canada/27442/

Krugel, Lauren. “Debate over Energy East anything but ‘drama free’ as mayors speak out” Toronto Star, 23 January 2016, http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/01/22/debate-over-energy-east-anything-but-drama-free-as-mayors-speak-out.html

Smith, Madeline. “Professors at odds over technology’s role in the lecture hall” Globe and Mail, 24 August 2015, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/professors-at-odds-over-technologys-role-in-the-lecture-hall/article26087583/

Fumano, Dan. “Secrets of Stanley Park: A Look at What – and Who – Call it Home” The Province, 28 August 2014, http://blogs.theprovince.com/2014/08/28/secrets-of-stanley-park-a-look-at-what-and-who-call-it-home/

Interview about oil pipeline spill history in Canada on CHRY 105.5FM, 2 June 2014.

Invited panellist on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, “Does History Matter” 8 January 2014, TVO http://theagenda.tvo.org/episode/198877/does-history-matter

Goff, Teresa. “Review: Inventing Stanley ParkTrek Magazine: A Publication of Alumni UBC, December 2013, http://trekmagazine.alumni.ubc.ca/2013/dec-2013/departments/books-dec-2013/

Smith, Emma. “Park lovers debate as silt fills Stanley Park’s Beaver Lake” Globe and Mail, 25 November 2013, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/park-lovers-debate-as-silt-fills-stanley-parks-beaver-lake/article15580565/

Donaldson, Jesse. “An Unnatural History of Stanley Park” The Tyee, 27 September 2013, http://thetyee.ca/Life/2013/09/27/Unnatural-History-of-Stanley-Park/

Obee, Dave. “Review: A Valuable Record of the History of Vancouver’s Crown Jewel” Victoria Times-Colonist, 23 September 2013, http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/review-a-valuable-record-of-the-history-of-vancouver-s-crown-jewel-1.634955

Kheraj, Sean. “On its 125th Anniversary, Reflections on the Lasting Power of Stanley Park” Globe and Mail, 24 August 2013, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/on-its-125th-anniversary-reflections-on-the-lasting-power-of-stanley-park/article13942124/

Interview about history of Stanley Park and its 125th anniversary on CBC Radio One, BC Almanac, 23 August 2013, http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/bcalmanac_20130823_17116.mp3

Kheraj, Sean. “The Man-Made History of Stanley Park” Vancouver Magazine, 20 August 2013, http://www.vanmag.com/News_and_Features/Stanley_Park_turns_125_Years_Old

Sherlock, Tracy. “Stanley Park: Looking Back at Our Favourite Park” Vancouver Sun, 19 August 2013, http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Stanley+Park+Looking+back+favourite+park/8806903/story.html

Mackie, John. “Stanley Park, The Natural Wonder of Vancouver, Was Shaped By Humans” Vancouver Sun, 17 August 2013, http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Stanley+Park+natural+wonder+Vancouver+shaped+humans/8799931/story.html

Krugel, Laura. “Pipelines as Nation-Builders? Historians Dubious of Railway Comparisons” Ottawa Citizen, 17 August 2013, http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Pipelines+nation+builders+Historians+dubious+railway+comparisons/8801931/story.html

Interviews about oil transportation safety and Lac Mégantic disaster on CBC Radio One syndication, 8 July 2013:

    • “Points North” Sudbury 99.9 FM (CBCS-FM)
    • “Mainstreet” Cape Breton 1140 AM (CBI)
    • “Radio West” Kelowna 88.9 FM (CBTK-FM)
    • “Mainstreet” Halifax 90.5 FM (CBHA-FM)
    • “Here and Now” Toronto 99.1 FM (CBLA-FM)
    • “Mainstreet PEI” Charlottetown 96.1 FM (CBCT-FM)
    • “On the Coast” Vancouver 690 AM, 88.1 FM (CBU)
    • “Up to Speed” Winnipeg 89.3 FM (CBW)
    • “Voyage North” Thunder Bay 88.3 FM (CBQT-FM)

O’Neil, Peter. “Oil Spills Are Rare and Getting Rarer” Vancouver Sun, 28 May 2013, http://www.vancouversun.com/business/energy/Moving+Spills+rare+getting+rarer/8445685/story.html?__lsa=c29e-0162

Casselman, Anne. “Will Canada’s Proposed Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Muck Up Its Pacific Coast?” Scienfitic American Online, 5 March 2013, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=gateway-pipeline-poses-unknown-environmental-threat

Interviews about oil pipeline safety and regulation history on CBC Radio One syndication, 18 October 2012, http://www.seankheraj.com/?p=1345

    • “Ontario Morning” London 93.5 FM (CBCL-FM)
    • “Quebec AM” Quebec City 104.7 FM (CBVE-FM)
    • “Morning North” Sudbury 99.9 FM (CBCS-FM)
    • “Superior Morning” Thunder Bay 88.3FM (CBQT-FM)
    • “Quilliq” Iqaluit 1230AM (CFFB)
    • “West Coast Morning Show” Corner Brook 990 AM (CBY)
    • “On the Island” Victoria 90.5 FM (CBCV-FM)
    • “Daybreak South” Kelowna 88.9 FM (CBTK-FM)
    • “The Morning Edition (Saskatchewan)” Regina 102.5FM (CBKR-FM); 540AM (CBK)
    • “Daybreak Kamloops” Kamloops 94.1 FM (CBYK-FM)
    • “The Early Edition” Vancouver 88.1FM (CBU); 690AM

Interview about Canadian oil pipeline spill history on “The World Today” CKNW 980AM Vancouver, 7 August 2012, http://www.seankheraj.com/?p=1319

Tieleman, Bill. “Piping Crude? ‘There is no leak proof system’” The Tyee, 7 August 2012, http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2012/08/07/No-Leak-Proof-System/

Tieleman, Bill. “Alberta Oil Spill Record a Lesson for B.C.” 24 Hours: Vancouver, 7 August 2012, http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/Columnists/NewsViewsAttitude/

Nikiforuk, Andrew. “It Just Gets Worse: The NTSB’s Final Flaying of Enbridge” The Tyee, 1 August 2012, http://thetyee.ca/News/2012/08/01/NTSB-Flays-Enbridge/

Interview about Alberta oil pipeline spill history on “Radio Active” CBC Radio One Edmonton 93.9FM (CBX2-FM), 27 July 2012

“Pipeline Controversy Spikes” Interview about oil pipeline spill controversies and history on Radio Canada International, 16 July 2012, http://www.rcinet.ca/english/daily/reports-2012/12-38_2012-07-16-pipeline-controversy-spikes/

Interviews about oil pipeline spill history on CBC Radio One syndication, 11 July 2012, http://www.seankheraj.com/?p=1304

    • “The Early Shift” Windsor 97.5FM (CBE)
    • “Ottawa Morning” Ottawa 91.5FM (CBO-FM)
    • “Superior Morning” Thunder Bay 88.3FM (CBQT-FM)
    • “Radio Noon Manitoba” Winnipeg 89.3FM (CBW)
    • “Quilliq” Iqaluit 1230AM (CFFB)
    • “The Morning Edition (Saskatchewan)” Regina 102.5FM (CBKR-FM); 540AM (CBK)
    • “Daybreak North” Prince George/Prince Rupert 91.5FM (CBYG-FM); 860AM (CFPR)
    • “The Early Edition” Vancouver 88.1FM (CBU); 690AM

Audette, Trish. “How safe are pipelines?” Edmonton Journal, 6 July 2012, http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/safe+pipelines/6895424/story.html

Fernandez-Blance, Katherine. “Canadian flag born of identity crisis” Toronto Star, 1 July 2012, http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1219958–canadian-flag-born-of-identity-crisis

Wood, James and Chris Varcoe. “Pipeline leak near Sundre takes toll on Gateway project” Calgary Herald, 17 June 2012, http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/politics/Pipeline+leak+near+Sundre+takes+toll+Gateway+project/6795380/story.html

Hume, Stephen. “Pipeline spills are not the exception in Alberta, they are an oily reality” Vancouver Sun, 14 June 2012, http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Pipeline+spills+exception+Alberta+they+oily+reality/6780124/story.html

Weber, Bob. “Alberta pressured to include leaks in environmental monitoring plan” Financial Post, 14 June 2012, http://business.financialpost.com/2012/06/14/alberta-pressured-to-include-leaks-in-environmental-monitoring-plan/?__lsa=54f3edb2

Interview with 660AM News Calgary about Red Deer River oil pipeline spill, 8 June 2012, http://www.seankheraj.com/?p=1265

“Stanley Park Opened in Vancouver” Today in Canadian History, 27 September 2010. CJSW 90.9FM

“Disasters of the Century” episode 44, on History Television (First aired October 2006)

Panels, Colloquia, Workshops & Seminar Series Organization:

Organized special public lecture in European environmental history at York University, “Making a Multidisciplinary Environmental History of the Baltic Sea” by Professor Simo Laakkonen (November 2014)

Co-organized 2014 Canadian History and Environment Summer School, York University (2014)

Organized the Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Environmental History lecture (2011-present)

Organized the York University, Department of History, “History and Computing” workshop series (2012-2013)

Co-organized (with Professor Mark Humphries) the Mount Royal University, Department of Humanities Colloquium speaker series (2010-2011)

Co-organized (with NiCHE New Scholars Group) environmental history virtual field trip “Walking the Commodity Chain: A Virtual Field Trip to Explore Automobility” (October 2010) (funded by the Network in Canadian History & Environment)

Co-organized (with NiCHE New Scholars Group) environmental history conference “Place and Placelessness: A Virtual Environmental History Workshop for Graduate Students” (October 2010) (funded by the Network in Canadian History & Environment)

Co-organized (with Adam Crymble) environmental history graduate workshop on writing for a popular audience, University of British Columbia (March 2010) (funded by the Network in Canadian History & Environment)

Co-organized (with Professors Neil Safier and Matthew Evenden) seminar and research lecture by Professor Dean Bavington on scientific management of the Atlantic Canadian cod fishery for Nature/History/Society series, University of British Columbia (March 2010)

Co-organized (with Professors Tina Loo and Matthew Evenden) seminar and research lecture by Professor Liza Piper on the environmental history of the Canadian north for Nature/History/Society series, University of British Columbia (November 2009)

Co-organized (with Dr. Jocelyn Thorpe) special lecture by Professor Joanna Dean (Carleton University) and seminar series on urban environmental history for Nature/History/Society series, University of British Columbia (April 2009)

Conference Papers:

“Mapping a Continental Epizootic: HGIS as Methodology and Public History” presented at Communicating Contested Histories: Public Humanities and the Spanish Civil War (2016)

“Governing Urban Livestock in Nineteenth-Century Canada” presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (2016)

“A Silent River of Oil: An Environmental History of Pipeline Spills in Canada, 1959-2012” presented at the International Conference of Historical Geographers (2015)

“On-Shore Oil Spills in Canada: Trans Mountain and the Interprovincial Pipeline, 1949-2012” presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (2015)

“A Silent River of Oil: An Environmental History of Pipeline Spills in Canada” presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History (2015)

“Online Digital Communication and Environmental History” presented at the Second World Congress of Environmental History (2014)

“Making Environmental History Public Through Digital Technologies” presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Public History (2013)

“The 1872-73 Canadian Horse Distemper” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History (2013)

“Borders, Ideas, and Ecological Commons: Intersections in the Environmental Histories of Canada and the United States” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History (2013)

“From the Red River Colony to the City of Winnipeg: Empire, Animals, and Urban Environments” presented at the Quelques Arpents de Neige Workshop (2012)

“Animals and the Urban Food Supply: The Central Public Market in Winnipeg, 1876-1908” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (2012)

“Cities as Multi-species Habitat: A Historical Perspective of Winnipeg” presented at Cross-Pollination: Seeding New Ground for Environmental Thought and Activism Across the Arts and Humanities, University of Alberta (2011)

“Teaching Digital History Skills” presented at Mount Royal University History Education Conference, Mount Royal University (2011)

“Demonstration Wildlife: Negotiating the Animal Landscape of Vancouver’s Stanley Park, 1888-1996” presented at the Historical and Global Perspectives on Provincial and Local/Regional Parks in Canada Symposium, University of Saskatchewan (2010).

“A Multi-Species Metropolis: Managing Animals in Nineteenth-Century Winnipeg” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (2009)

“Animal Citizenry: Early Regulation of Urban Animals, Vancouver, British Columbia” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (2008)

“Creature Comforts: Remaking the Animal Landscape of Vancouver’s Stanley Park, 1887-1911” presented at the Canadian Parks for Tomorrow Conference (2008)

“Animal Citizenry: Regulating Animals on the Northwest Coast, Vancouver, British Columbia” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians (2008)

“Inventing Nature’s Past: Memory and Ecology in Vancouver’s Stanley Park” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History (2007)

“Disturbing Nature: Dialectics of Disaster in Vancouver’s Stanley Park” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (2006)

“No Man Owns the Island, Entire of Itself: Land, Law, and the Clear-cut of Deadman’s Island, 1899-1924” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (2005)

“‘The Aristocracy of Crime’: Criminal Prosecution of Homicide in Toronto, 1885-1920” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (2004)

“Hanging in There: The Failure to Abolish Capital Punishment in Canada, 1966” presented at the Policy History Conference at St. Louis University (2004)

“Park it Somewhere Else: Stanley Park’s Squatter Eviction Trials, 1923-1925” presented at the New Frontiers Conference in Graduate History at York University (2004)

“Criminal Prosecution of Homicide in Toronto, 1885-1920” presented at the Two Days of Canada Conference: Crime in Canada Law and Dis/order at Brock University (2003)

“Going National: Commemorating the Buxton Settlement” presented at the Great Lakes History Conference at Grand Valley State University (2003)

Recent Digital Publications 

Podcasts:

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 55: Asbestos Mining and Environmental Health” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 28 November 2016.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 54: Reclaiming the Don, From Dissertation to Book” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 28 September 2016.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 53: The Social and Environmental History of Hamilton Harbour” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 26 May 2016.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 52: Hydro-Power and War” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 22 March 2016.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 51: Has Environmental History Lost Its Way?” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 27 January 2016.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 50: Canadian Energy History” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 24 November 2015.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 49: Wildlife Conservation in Quebec” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 23 September 2015.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 48: Ecotones and Saskatchewan History” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 27 May 2015.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 47: Pollution Probe and the History of Environmental Activism in Ontario” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 21 April 2015.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 46: Historical GIS Research in Canada” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 26 January 2015.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 45: The St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 29 October 2014.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 44: The Second World Congress for Environmental History” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 24 September 2014.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 43: Environmental Scholarship and Environmental Advocacy” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 2 July 2014.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 42: The Right to a Healthy Environment” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 17 March 2014.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 41: Closing Federal Libraries” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 3 February 2014.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 40: Environmental History of Atlantic Canada” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 5 November 2013.

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 39: The Environmental History of Stanley Park” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 30 September 2013.

Kheraj, Sean, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Andrew Watson. “Episode 38: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part VIII – Tar Sands” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 29 May 2013.

Kheraj, Sean, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Andrew Watson. “Episode 37: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part VII – Agri-food Systems II” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 5 May 2013.

Kheraj, Sean, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Andrew Watson. “Episode 36: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part VI – Agri-food Systems I” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 31 March 2013.

Kheraj, Sean, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Andrew Watson. “Episode 35: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part V – Fisheries, Regulation, and Science” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 28 February 2013.

Blog Articles:

“Indigenous Voices and Resistance in Oil Pipeline History: The Dene Tha’ and the Norman Wells Pipeline” Active History: History Matters, 17 November 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/11/indigenous-voices-and-resistance-in-oil-pipeline-history-the-dene-tha-and-the-norman-wells-pipeline/

“A Historian’s Year with a Chromebook” Active History: History Matters, 16 August 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/08/a-historians-year-with-a-chromebook/

“Who Teaches Digital History in Canada?” Active History: History Matters, 6 April 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/04/who-teaches-digital-history-in-canada/

“A Brief History of Canadians Who Don’t Vote” Active History: History Matters, 22 October 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/10/a-brief-history-of-canadians-who-dont-vote/

“The Biggest Oil Pipeline Spills in Canadian History” Active History: History Matters, 23 July 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/07/the-biggest-oil-pipeline-spills-in-canadian-history/

“Burrard Inlet, Beaches, and Oil Spills: A Historical Perspective” Active History: History Matters, 16 April 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/04/burrard-inlet-beaches-and-oil-spills-a-historical-perspective/

“Five Things You Might Not Have Known About Canadian Environmental History” Active History: History Matters, 22 January 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/01/five-things-you-might-not-have-known-about-canadian-environmental-history/

“Best Practices for Writing History on the Web” Active History: History Matters, 16 October 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/10/best-practices-for-writing-history-on-the-web/

“Parks and Ecology: Stanley Park Nature and History Walk Guides, 1990” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 17 September 2014, http://niche-canada.org/2014/09/17/parks-and-ecology-stanley-park-nature-and-history-walk-guides-1990/

“A Brief History of the Laptop Ban” Active History: History Matters, 31 July 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/07/a-brief-history-of-the-laptop-ban/

“The Suburbs: A Rich Frontier for Environmental History Research” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 21 May 2014, http://niche-canada.org/2014/05/21/the-suburbs-a-rich-frontier-for-environmental-history-research/

“Oil Pipeline Spill History at the National Energy Board of Canada Library” Active History: History Matters, 9 May 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/05/oil-pipeline-spill-history-at-the-national-energy-board-of-canada-library/

“Canada’s Historical Newspaper Digitization Problem, Part 2” Active History: History Matters, 13 February 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/02/historical-newspaper-digitization-problem/

“Tracking Canada’s History of Oil Pipeline Spills” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 8 November 2013, http://niche-canada.org/2013/11/08/tracking-canadas-history-of-oil-pipeline-spills/

“125 Years of Stanley Park: Before and After” Active History: History Matters, 24 September 2013, http://activehistory.ca/2013/09/125-years-of-stanley-park-before-and-after/

“Five Stanley Park Photographs I Wish I Had Included in My Book” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 8 September 2013, http://niche-canada.org/node/10719

“Ten Other Things You Might Not Have Known About 20th-Century Aboriginal History in Canada” Active History: History Matters, 25 July 2013, http://activehistory.ca/2013/07/ten-other-things-you-might-not-have-known-about-20th-century-aboriginal-history-in-canada-3/

“CHESS 2013: Island Insights” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 24 June 2013, http://niche-canada.org/node/10679

“The New History Wars? Avoiding the Fights of the Past” Active History: History Matters, 7 May 2013, http://activehistory.ca/2013/05/11059/

“More Canadian History, More Better” Active History: History Matters, 13 February 2013, http://activehistory.ca/2013/02/more-canadian-history-more-better/

“Academics, the Public, and Podcasts: Nature’s Past Four Years On” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 27 January 2013, http://niche-canada.org/node/10579

“The 1872-73 Epizootic or the Canadian Horse Distemper” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 14 January 2013, http://niche-canada.org/node/10566

“Environment and Citizenship in Canadian History” Active History: History Matters, 20 November 2012, http://activehistory.ca/2012/11/environment-and-citizenship-in-canadian-history/

“Exploring the Geography of Urban Animals in Nineteenth-Century Toronto” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 19 August 2012, http://niche-canada.org/node/10452

“Alberta Oil Pipeline Spills Past and Present: The Enbridge Athabasca Pipeline Heavy Crude Oil Spill” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 24 June 2012, http://niche-canada.org/node/10425

“The History of Oil Pipeline Spills in Alberta, 2006-2012” Active History: History Matters, 12 June 2012, http://activehistory.ca/2012/06/the-history-of-oil-pipeline-spills-in-alberta-2006-2012/

“Seizing Canada’s Past: Politics and the Reinvention of Canadian History” Active History: History Matters, 17 May 2012, http://activehistory.ca/2012/05/seizing-canadas-past-politics-and-the-reinvention-of-canadian-history/

“The Shafia Murders, Immigration, and Misrepresenting Canadian Violence Against Women” Active History: History Matters, 16 February 2012, http://activehistory.ca/2012/02/the-shafia-murders-immigration-and-misrepresenting-canadian-violence-against-women/

“Active History in an Age of Austerity” Active History: History Matters, 17 November 2011, http://activehistory.ca/2011/11/active-history-in-an-age-of-austerity/

“Changing the Wheat Board, Part I: The First Time the Conservative Part Eliminated the Canadian Wheat Board” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 20 February 2012, http://niche-canada.org/node/10305

“Environmental History Mobile: Curation and Syndication” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 25 September 2011, http://niche-canada.org/node/10136

“Alberta’s Oil Spill History” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 9 May 2011, http://niche-canada.org/node/9992

“Environmental History’s Interdisciplinary Challenge: The Arts and Humanities” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 11 April 2011, http://niche-canada.org/node/9944

Application Development:

“EH Mobile” iOS mobile application co-developed with Dr. Jim Clifford, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies postdoctoral research fellow (published on iTunes App Store, January 2012), http://niche-canada.org/envhist

Teaching Experience:

Associate Professor, York University, Department of History (2015-present)

Fall/Winter 2016-17
HIST 4085 Digital History
HIST 2500 Canadian History

Winter 2017
HIST 5540 North American Environmental History

Fall/Winter 2015-16
HIST 4530 The Development of Toronto
HIST 2500 Canadian History

Fall 2015
HIST 5540 North American Environmental History

Assistant Professor, York University, Department of History (2011-2015)

Fall/Winter 2014-15
HIST 4530 The Development of Toronto
HIST 2500 Canadian History

Fall 2014
HIST 5540 North American Environmental History

Fall/Winter 2013-14
HIST 6080 Sciences and Health: Changing the World
HIST 6030 Canadian History Field Course
HIST 4530 The Development of Toronto
HIST 1035 The Impact of Europeans on the North American Environment

Fall/Winter 2012-13
HIST 4500 Canadian Environmental History
HIST 1035 The Impact of Europeans on the North American Environment

Fall/Winter 2011-12
HIST 4500 Canadian Environmental History
HIST 1035 The Impact of Europeans on the North American Environment

Assistant Professor (term-limited), Mount Royal University, Department of Humanities (2010-2011)

Course Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Department of History (2010)

Course Instructor and SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia, Department of History (2008-10)

Curriculum Developer and Instructor, Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (2009-2010)

Course Instructor, University of Toronto, Department of History (2008)

Course Instructor, Trent University, Department of Canadian Studies (2007-08)

Academic Service:

Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Award to Scholarly Publications Program Adjudication Committee, Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences (2012-present)

American Society for Environmental History

Chair of Digital Communications Steering Committee, American Society for Environmental History (2012-present)

Canadian Historical Association

Nominating Committee Chair, Canadian Historical Association (2014-2015)

Nominating Committee Member, Canadian Historical Association (2013-2014)

Network in Canadian History and Environment

Director and Editor-in-Chief, Network in Canadian History & Environment, http://niche-canada.org (2014-present)

Podcast Producer, Network in Canadian History & Environment, Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast http://niche-canada.org/naturespast (2008-present)

Chair, Canadian History and Environment Summer School Organizing Committee, 2017

Chair, Canadian History and Environment Summer School Organizing Committee, 2014

Editor & Producer, Network in Canadian History & Environment, EHTV: Live from the Field http://niche-canada.org/ehtv (2011-present)

Editor, Network in Canadian History & Environment, Notes on Knowledge Mobilization http://niche-canada.org/knowmob (2009-2011

New Scholars in Canadian History & Environment Advisory Committee, Network in Canadian History & Environment, (2008-11)

Coordinator, New Scholars in Canadian History & Environment Reading Group (2009-present) http://niche-canada.org/new-scholars/reading-group

Heritage Toronto

Board Member, Heritage Toronto (2015-present)

Active History

Editorial Board Member, Active History (2009-present) www.activehistory.ca

York University

Academic Policy and Planning Committee Chair, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University (2015-present)

Race Equity Caucus Co-Chair, York University Faculty Association (2016-present)

Executive Committee, Department of History, York University (2016-2017)

Executive Committee, Department of History, York University (2014-2015)

Executive Committee, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University (2012-present)

Research Group Leader, Environmental Research Group, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University (2015-present)

Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Environmental History Lecture Committee, Department of History, York University (2011-present)

Computer Coordinator, Department of History, York University (2012-present)

Public History Committee, Department of History, York University (2016-2017)

Canadian History Search Committee Chair, Department of History York University (2015)

Special Curriculum Task Force, Department of History, York University (2014-2015)

Academic Petitions Committee, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University (2011-2014)

Tenure and Promotion Adjudication Committee, Department of History, York University (2011-2012)

Canadian History Search Committee (Contractually Limited Appointment), Department of History, York University (2012)

Mount Royal University

Canadian Studies Minor Steering Committee, Mount Royal University, (2010-2011)

Undergraduate Research Standing Committee, Mount Royal University, (2010-2011)