Environmental History


Upcoming Nature|History|Society Fall Event with Professor Liza Piper

This November 16th and 17th, Professor Liza Piper will be visiting UBC for the Nature|History|Society Fall Event. On Monday, November 16th, Professor Piper will participate in a special Q&A seminar about her new book The Industrial Transformation of Subarctic Canada. This book, published by UBC Press, explores the history of […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 10 Available

Episode 10 Digital Technologies and Environmental History: October 21, 2009. [audio:http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past10.mp3][40:59] How have online digital technologies changed environmental history research, communication, and teaching? This episode of the podcast explores this question in the context of the recent NiCHE Digital Infrastructure API Workshop held in Mississauga, Ontario. Online-based Application Programming Interfaces […]


Kheraj Speaking at City of Vancouver Archives Fundraiser

If you’re looking for something to do this Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm, I hope you might find your way to the Joyce Walley Learning Centre at the Vancouver Museum for the Friends of the Vancouver City Archives Fundraiser. I will be speaking at this event about my research on the […]


Local Environments, Global Impacts: 2009 Svartárkot Environmental History Workshop

Very few Canadian graduate students take classes in Iceland. With support from the Network in Canadian History & Environment, five graduate students from Canadian universities traveled to the North Atlantic island country this past June for a special environmental history summer school in Iceland led by faculty from the Reyjkavik […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 09 Available

Episode 9 Environmental History Graduate Studies in Canada: September 21, 2009. [audio:http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past09.mp3][34:22] After our brief summer break, the podcast returns with an episode that looks at environmental history graduate studies in Canada. Last May, we recorded a round-table conversation with four environmental history graduate students following the Canadian History & […]


The Origins of Forest Management in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

Last year, I published an article in BC Studies on the origins of forest management policy for Vancouver’s Stanley Park titled “Improving Nature: Remaking Stanley Park’s Forest, 1888-1931”. This article is based on research from my dissertation on the environmental history of Stanley Park. As a result of the threat […]


Speak Out: Canadian Copyright Consultations End September 13th

I meant to write about this earlier in the summer, but there is still time. Industry Minister Tony Clement and Heritage Minister James Moore launched a public consultation process on copyright policy on July 20th. Following the government’s failed efforts to quietly revise Canadian copyright law last year through Bill […]


2009 Atlantic Canadian Environmental History Colloquium

The Network in Canadian History & Envirnoment supports a number of different regional networks across Canada. These include groups in British Columbia, the Prairies, Central Canada, the North, and the Atlantic region. History & Environment of the Atlantic Region (HEAR) will be holding its second W.F. Ganong Colloquium at Dalhousie […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 08 Available

Episode 8 Aboriginal People and Resource Conflicts in Canada: July 14, 2009. [audio:http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past08.mp3] [38:46] The history of the resettlement of Canada by European peoples and the dispossession of Aboriginal people from their land was, in part, a struggle over natural resources. Since 1867, the federal and provincial governments of Canada […]