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Dr Robert Robson

Associate Professor
Chair

Department: 
Email: 
robert.robson@lakeheadu.ca
Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8973
Office Location: 
RB-3022

Dr. R. Robson is an Associate Professor and the current Chair of the Department of Indigenous Learning as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History. He holds an Honours B.A. from the University of Guelph, an M.A. from the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D. from the University of Guelph.

While with the History and/or Canadian Studies Program at the Univesity of Guelph, the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba and Brandon University, Dr. Robson taught courses as varied as Canadian Social History, Regional and Comparative Perspectives on Canada and Canadian Labour History. He has also undertaken research projects in association with the Rural and Small Town Research and Studies Programme at Mount Allison University, the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Winnipeg and the Rural Development Institute at Brandon University.

Although trained as a historian much of his research work, as well as his current teaching interests, are focused on contemporary society. For example, in the Indigenous Learning program, Dr. Robson teaches such courses as the first year Methods and Approaches course, the second year Native People and the Government course, the third year Native People and the Land course and the fourth year Honours Project.
Dr. Robson has also published on topics such as "Housing in the Northwest Territories", "Modernization in the Manitoba North", the Indian Act and Canadian Single Industry Towns. His current research includes a Community Well-Being project, a Shelter and Shelter Form project and a Traditional Land-Use Values project.