Research

My research is wide-ranging, but generally deals with political, economic, and social issues relating to northern and remote communities in Ontario and the circumpolar north. Most of these projects typically involve community partnerships and tend to be transnational in nature. See my Publications and Film & Media pages for how the resulting research has been mobilized. Major externally funded peer-reviewed projects have included, but are not limited to, the following:

Date Awarded Agency/Program Amount Title Role
2015 SSHRC Insight Development Grant $74,000 "What's Bred in the Bone: Developing a Historical Understanding of Past Resource and Sustainable Community Development" Principal Investigator
2014 SSHRC Aid to Small Universities Grant $90,000 “Lakehead University Centre for Research on Sustainable Development" Co-Applicant
2012 SSHRC Public Outreach Program $72,600 “‘Hard Work Conquers All’: Mobilizing Knowledge about the Finnish Experience in Canada” Principal Investigator
2012 SSHRC Partnership Grant $1,964,996 “Sustainability and Education Policy Network” Collaborator
2011 SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRI) $2.5 million “Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic” Co-Applicant
2011 SSHRC Aid to Small Universities Grant $90,000 “For the Establishment of a Centre for Environmental Sustainability, and Place Studies” Co-Applicant
2011 SSHRC Partnership Grant LOI $20,000 “Sustainability and Education Policy Network” Collaborator
2010 SSHRC MCRI LOI $20,000 “Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic” Co-Applicant
2010 Association of University and Colleges of Canada and International Development Research Centre - Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange $25,000 “The Social Impact of Pulp Mills and Changing Economies in Ontario and Uruguay” Co-Applicant
2009 SSHRC Standard Research Grant $45,000 “A Wobbly History: An Exploration of Immigrant Communities and the Industrial Workers of the World in Canada, 1905-1960” Principal Investigator
2009 SSHRC Northern Communities: Towards Social and Economic Prosperity RDI $77,140 “Northern Communities in a Changing World: Towards a Better Understanding of Global Competition” Co-Applicant
2009 SSHRC Northern Communities: Towards Social and Economic Prosperity RDI $36,000 “Photovoice and Photo-History: Visualizing Climate Change from the Mocreebec Perspective” Co-Applicant
2008 SSHRC Aid to Small Universities Grant $81,500 “For the Establishment of an Advanced Institute for Globalization and Culture” Co-Applicant