Curriculum Vitae

Ben Bradley Ph.D.

 

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Department of History, Room 2074, Sidney, Smith Hall, 100 St. George St.

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3

Current Position
2013

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of Toronto. Advised by Dr. Steve Penfold.

Education:

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Ph.D., History (2013)

Field Specializations: post-Confederation Canada; environmental history; commemoration and the public past.

Supervisor: Ian McKay, L.R. Wilson Chair in Canadian History, McMaster University

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

M.A., History

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia

B.A. (First Class Honors), History

Certificate in Public History

Professional Experience:

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Grant Notley Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History & Classics (2015-7)

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor, Department of History (2013-4)

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

Sessional Instructor, Department of History, University of Victoria (2010)

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Teaching Fellow, Department of History (2008-11)

Research Grants, Prizes, and Awards:

Writing Prizes

2018: Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing, BC Historical Federation

2017: Writers’ Trust of Canada 2017 Best Books of the Year List

Major Research Fellowships & Grants

2018: Institute for Childhood & Youth Studies Writing Fellowship, University of Lethbridge

2017: CFHSS Awards to Scholarly Publications Program Grant – $8000

2016: Eleanor Luxton Foundation Fellowship – $10,000

2016: Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship – $4000

2015-7: Grant Notley Postdoctoral Fellowship – $92,000

2014: SSHRC Connections Grant – $16,000.

2013-5: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship – $83,000

2010: SSHRC Workshop Grant – $11,500

2004-7: SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship – $105,000

2001-3: University of Victoria History Graduate Fellowship – $20,000

Scholarships, Grants, & Awards

2019: Canadian Business History Association Publication Assistance Grant

2017: Canadian Business History Association Travel Grant

2014: Network in Canadian History and Environment Travel Grant

2011: Network in Canadian History and Environment Small Projects Grant

2011: BC Studies Conference Paper Prize

2010: Okanagan Historical Society Essay Prize

2008: Network in Canadian History and Environment Travel Grant

2007: American Society for Environmental History Travel Grant

2005: Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal for Best MA Thesis, University of Victoria

2003: Canadian Historical Association Travel Grant

2000: Burnaby Historical Society Scholarship

2000: Simon Fraser University Margaret Ormsby Prize

Publications:

Books

[in progress] Fruit Stand Ahead: Orchard Agriculture and Vernacular Architecture in Rural Canada. First author, with Jan Hadlaw. Under contract with McGill-Queen’s University Press and due for submission in 2019.

British Columbia by the Road: Car Culture and the Making of a Modern Landscape. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017.

Edited Volumes

[in progress] Cultivated Pasts: Commemoration, History-Making, and Community in Western Canada. Co-edited with Ruth Sandwell. Due for submission to UBC Press in 2019.

[in progress] “Agricultural and Food Markets and Marketing in Canada,” Histoire sociale/Social History. Co-edited with Jodey Nurse-Gupta. Set for publication in May 2020.

Moving Natures: Mobility and the Environment in Canadian History. Co-edited with Colin M. Coates and Jay Young. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2016.

“The History of Tourism in Canada,” Histoire sociale/Social History 99 (2016). Co-edited with Jack Little.

“Provincial Parks and Protected Areas,” BC Studies 170 (2011). Co-edited with Jenny Clayton.

Refereed Journal Articles

“‘Undesirables Entering the Town to Look for Good Times’: Banff Confronts its Counterculture Youth Scene, 1965-1971.” Urban History Review [forthcoming 2019].

“Between Orchard and Highway: Roadside Produce Stands as Rural Artifact and Enterprise.” With Jan Hadlaw. Material Culture Review 82-83 [2017]: 10-25.

“The David Thompson Memorial Fort: An Early Outpost of Historically Themed Tourism in Western Canada.” Histoire sociale/Social History 99 (2016): 409-429.

“Canadian Tourism History: Landscape, Memory, Nature.” With Jack Little. Histoire sociale/Social History 99 (2016): 235-242.

“‘Lucerne No Longer Has an Excuse to Exist’: Mobility, Landscape, and Memory in the Yellowhead Pass.” BC Studies 189 (2016): 37-53.

“Behind the Scenery: Manning Park and the Aesthetics of Automobile Accessibility in 1950s British Columbia.” BC Studies 170 (2011): 41-65.

“Photographing the High and the Low in British Columbia’s Provincial Parks.” BC Studies 170 (2011): 153-169.

“One Hundred Years of Struggle: The Ongoing Effort to Establish Provincial Parks and Protected Areas in British Columbia.” With Jenny Clayton and Graeme Wynn. BC Studies 170 (2011): 4-15.

Chapters in Books

“Moving Natures in Canadian History.” With Colin Coates and Jay Young. In Bradley, Coates, and Young, eds., Moving Natures: Mobility and the Environment in Canada. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2016: 1-25.

“‘A Questionable Basis for Establishing a Major Park’: Politics, Roads, and the Failure of a National Park in British Columbia’s Big Bend Country.” In Claire E. Campbell, ed., A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2011: 79-102.

Non-Refereed Public History and Popular Writing

“Illicit Encampments, Hippie Architecture, and Banff’s High Tourist Season.” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 25 May 2018, http://niche-canada.org/2018/05/25/illicit-encampments-hippie-architecture-and-banffs-high-tourist-season/

“Tentless Transients: A History of Echo Creek” and “The Unsquare Cellar: Banff’s Hippie Hangout.” Canadian Rockies Annual 2 (2017).

“Beyond Winnie: Bears as Pets, Mascots, and Roadside Tourist Attractions.” With Mike Commito. Canada’s History 97, 1 (2017): 40-46.

“Rowdy Parks: Towards a More Popular Culture of Nature in Postwar Canada.”

The Otter: Canadian Environmental History, 26 September 2014, http://niche-canada.org/2014/09/26/rowdy-parks-towards-a-more-popular-culture-of-nature-in-postwar-canada/

“The David Thompson Memorial Fort,” Invermere Valley Echo, 27 December 2014.

“The David Thompson Memorial Fort: An Early Attempt to Make a Tourist Attraction Out of Western Canadian History.” Champlain Society Findings/Trouvailles (2014): http://champlainsociety.utpjournals.press/findings-trouvailles/david-thompson-memorial-fort

Nature’s Past podcast series. Invited interviewee for Episode 27: Wildlife History, January 2012.

“The Tower Ranch on the Hope-Princeton Highway.” Okanagan History: The Report of the Okanagan Historical Society 74 (2010): 11-18.

Book Reviews

Claire E. Campbell, Nature, Place, and Story: Rethinking Historic Sites in Canada (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018). In Historical Studies in Education [forthcoming].

Phillip Gordon Mackintosh, Newspaper City: Toronto’s Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860-1935 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017). In Journal of Historical Geography [forthcoming].

Jack Williams, Easy On, Easy Off: The Urban Pathology of America’s Small Towns (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2016). In Urban History Review [forthcoming].

Steve Viscelli, The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016). In Labour/Le Travail [forthcoming].

David N. Lucsko, Junkyards, Gearheads, and Rust: Salvaging the Automotive Past (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016). In ICON: Journal of the International Committee for the History of Technology 22 (2017).

William Philpott, Vacationland: Tourism and the Environment in the Colorado High Country (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014). In Journal of Tourism History 8, 2 (2016).

PearlAnn Reichwein, Climber’s Paradise: Making Canada’s Mountain Parks, 1906-1974 (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2015). In BC Studies 192 (2016-2017).

Sean Kheraj, Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014). In Pacific Northwest Quarterly 106, 3 (2015).

Frank White, Milk Spills and One-Log Loads: Memories of a Pioneer Truck Driver (Vancouver: Harbour, 2013). In Labour/Le Travail 75, 1 (2015).

Christopher Garrish, Tales from the Back Bumper: A Century of BC License Plates (Victoria: Heritage House, 2013). In BC Studies 185 (2015).

Christopher W. Wells, Car Country: An Environmental History (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012). In Journal of Historical Geography 45 (2014).

Daniel Francis, Trucking in British Columbia: An Illustrated History (Vancouver: Harbour, 2012). In BC Studies 180 (2013-14).

Jay Sherwood, Return to Northern British Columbia: A Photojournal of Frank Swannell, 1929-1939 (Victoria: Royal BC Museum, 2010). In BC Studies 175 (2012).

Charles Scheideman, Policing the Fringe: The Curious Life of a Small-town Mountie (Vancouver: Harbour, 2009). In BC Studies 170 (2011).

John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle, Motoring: The Highway Experience in America (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008). In American Studies 50, 1-2 (2010).

John Belshaw and Diane Purvey, Private Grief, Public Mourning: The Rise of the Roadside Shrine in BC (Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2009). In BC Studies 166 (2010).

Marilyn Wheeler, The Robson Valley Story: A Century of Dreams (McBride, BC: Sternwheeler Press, 2008). In British Columbia Historical News 43, 1 (2010).

Richard Somerset Mackie, Mountain Timber: The Comox Lumber Company in the Vancouver Island Mountains (Winlaw, BC: Sono Nis, 2009). In Pacific Northwest Quarterly 100, 4 (2009).

Dennis J. Duffy, ed., Evergreen Playground: A Road Trip Through British Columbia (Victoria: Royal British Columbia Museum, 2008).  In BC Studies 162 (2009).

Gordon Hak, Capital and Labour in the British Columbia Forest Industry, 1934-74 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007). In Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99, 3 (2008).

Michael Kluckner, Vanishing British Columbia (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2005). In Material History Review 63 (2006).

Michael Dawson, Selling British Columbia: Tourism and Consumer Culture, 1890-1970 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2004). In Canadian Historical Review 86, 4 (2005).

Invited Research Lectures and Presentations:

“Environmental Change and Shifting Cultures of Nature in Petroleum-Age Canada.” Invited speaker, Department of History and Sociology, University of British Columbia Okanagan, November 2018.

“Not-So-Fast Food: Roadside Dining in Rural and Small-Town Canada, 1910-1960.”   Invited speaker, Department of History, University of Waterloo, November 2018.

“‘Hippies Dont Have to be Animals’: Counterculture and the Popular Culture of Nature in 1960s Banff.” Invited speaker for History Talks speaker series, Department of History, University of Calgary, October 2018.

“Youth Culture, Counterculture, and the Popular Culture of Nature.” Invited speaker for Institute for Childhood and Youth Studies and Department of History, University of Lethbridge, September 2018.

“Fruitleggers, Fruit Police, and the Black Market Orchard Fruit in British Columbia, 1950-1975.” Invited speaker (with Jan Hadlaw) for Rural History Roundtable lecture series, Department of History, University of Guelph, March 2018.

“Paths to the Past: How British Columbians Learned History by the Road, 1920-1970.” Invited speaker for Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, September 2017.

“Mass Production, Mass Consumption, and the Motorization of Canada, 1905-1930.” Inivited speaker, Department of History, Carleton University, Ottawa, June 2017.

“Making Canada a Roadside Attraction.” Inivted speaker for Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, February 2017.

“Seeing North America by Automobile: Car Culture, Landscape, and Identitiy, 1900-1975.” Invited speker for Department of History & Classics colloquium series, University of Alberta, February 2017.

Invited panelist in University of Calgary Press editors’ presentation, Canadian Humanities and Social Sciences Federation Congress book fair, Calgary, May 2016.

“Monuments, Markers, and Museums as Tourist Attractions in British Columbia, 1920-1960.” Invited speaker for Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, January 2015.

“Food, Gas, Lodging, and More: The Roadside Economy in Rural British Columbia, 1920-1960.” Invited speaker for Rural History Roundtable lecture series, Department of History, University of Guelph, November 2014.

“A Dialectic of Routes and Roots: Mobility, Landscape, and Community in Twentieth-Century Canada.” Invited spekaer for Historian’s Craft Lecture series, Graduate History Students Association, York University, September 2013.

Conference, Workshop, Panel, and Seminar Series Organization:

Co-organized 25-person SSHRC-funded workshop “Tourism in Canadian History,” Simon Fraser University, October 2014.

Co-organized 45-person Canadian History and Environment Summer School “Suburbia and Environmental History,” York University, May 2014.

Organized 20-person Network in Canadian History and Environment-funded workshop “Environmental Historians of Southern Ontario,” University of Toronto, March 2014.

Organized and moderated roundtable “Seasons Change and So Do I: Nature at Historic Sites” with panellists Claire Campbell, David Neufeld, Brian Osborne, and Ron Rudin, Canadian Historical Association, University of Waterloo, May 2012.

Co-organized 20-person SSHRC-funded workshop “Environments of Mobility in Canadian History,” Glendon College, York University, May 2011.

Co-coordinated the Toronto Environmental History Network, 2008-11.

Conference Papers: (* indicates paper in session or panel that I organized)

“Stagecoaches, Freight Wagons, and Technological Nostalgia in Western Canada, 1910-1960.” T2M (International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic, and Mobility) conference, Concordia University, October 2018.

* “‘Banff’s Summer Woe’: Local Responses to the Youth Scene at Canada’s Premier Tourist Destination, 1965-1972.” Thinking Mountains conference, Banff Centre, October 2018.

“Seeing the Past in Stages: Stagecoaches and Freight Wagons as Frontier Nostalgia in Western Canada, 1910-1960.” ICOHTEC (Internatinal Committee for the the History of Technology) conference, Universite Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France, July 2018.

“‘Outrunning the Police’: Fruitleggers, Rebel Convoys, and British Columbia’s Black Market in Orchard Fruit.” With Jan Hadlaw. Canadian Historical Assocation conference, University of Regina, May 2018.

“‘An Almost Perverse Distaste for the New Arrivals’: Banff Rejects its Status as Counterculture Destination, 1965-75.” Canadian Historical Assocation conference, University of Regina, May 2018].

“Gaps and Dead Ends: Disconnection and Uneven Development in Canada’s Transport Networks.” Connecting Canada, Connecting the World conference, York University, December 2017.

“Seeing the Past in Stages: Coaches, Wagons, and Frontier Nostalgia in Western Canada, 1910-1960.” Social Science History Association, Montreal, November 2017.

“Fruit Stand Ahead: Visual Culture, Vernacular Architecture, and Rural Enterprise in British Columbia’s Orcharding Districts, 1950-1980.” Canadian Historical Association, Ryerson University, May 2017.

* “‘I Was to Ban the Bare Feet, Sandals, and Long Hair Crowd’: Transient Youth and Banff’s Unsquare Cellar Drop-In Centre, 1965-1971.” Canadian Society for Church History conference, Ryerson University, May 2017.

“Fruitleggers and Fruit Police, Car Chases and Convoys: The Black Market for Orchard Fruit in British Columbia, 1960-1975.” BC Studies conference, Nanaimo, May 2017.

“Energy and Routedness: The Pleasures and Perils of Canada’s Roadside Economy.” Energy Then and Now: Energy Humanities Collquium, University of Toronto, January 2017.

* “’It Couldn’t Happen to Kingston – Or Could It?’: Highway Modernization and Bypass Anxiety in Eastern Ontario, 1945-65.” Canadian Historical Association, University of Calgary, May 2016.

“Mobility, Memory, and the Aesthetics of Disappearance in the Yellowhead Pass.” Western Canada Studies conference, University of Manitoba. November 2015.

“Between Orchard and Highway: Roadside Fruit Stands as Vernacular Artifacts of Agraria.” Artifacts of Agraria symposium, University of Guelph, October 2015.

“‘Lucerne No Longer has an Excuse to Exist’: Mobility, Memory, and Landscape Aesthetics in the Canadian Rockies.” Thinking Mountains conference, Jasper, May 2015.

* “Managing Wild Behaviour in Wild Spaces: Rowdiness, Drunkenness, and Misadventure in Canadian Parks.” World Conference of Environmental History, University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal, July 2014.

* “Wild and Free: Provincial Parks as Habitat of the Canadian Yahoo, from Hippies to Headbangers (1965-85).” Canadian Historical Association, Brock University, May 2014.

* “Stops of Interest and Restored Ghost Towns: Cultivating Public History Along BC’s Arterial Highways, 1955-1965.” BC Studies conference, New Westminster, May 2013.

“Can’t See the Forestry for the Trees: Hiding Logging from the Motoring Public in British Columbia’s Provincial Parks, 1940-70.” American Society for Environmental History, Toronto, April 2013.

“Beaches, Beer, and Bug Spray: Taking a ‘History from Below’ Approach to Canada’s Provincial Parks.” Quelques Arpents de Neige environmental history workshop, Kingston, December 2012.

* “A Proposal for a More Popular History of Parks in Western Canada.” Western Canada Studies conference, University of Calgary, June 2012.

* “History by the Road: Motoring and Popular Perceptions of the Past Along the Cariboo Highway, 1925-1958.” Canadian Historical Association, University of Waterloo, May 2012.

“Roadside Produce as Environmental Experience in Postwar British Columbia.” With Jan Hadlw. Environments of Mobility in Canadian History workshop, Glendon College, York University, Toronto, May 2011.

* “Making Roadside History in British Columbia during the 1920s: The Case of Invermere’s David Thompson Memorial Fort.” BC Studies conference, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, May 2011.

“Fruit Stand Ahead: Roadside Vernacular Architecture and Regional Identity.” With Jan Hadlaw. BC Studies conference, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, May 2011.

“Can’t See the Forestry for the Trees: Hiding Logging Operations in British Columbia’s Provincial Parks, 1940-1970.” Canadian Historical Association, Concordia University, May 2010.

“Automobility and the Experience of Nature in British Columbia’s Provincial Parks.” Quelques Arpents de Neige environmental history workshop, Kingston, December 2009.

* “Four Million Acres Deleted: Automobility and the Failure of Liard River and Hamber Provincial Parks, 1940-61.” BC Studies conference, University of Victoria, May 2009.

“Just a Road Through the Trees: Automobility and Environment in British Columbia’s Hamber Park, 1941-1961.” T2M (International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic, and Mobility) conference, Canadian Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa, September 2008.

“The Greatest Gobbler of Park Acreage That Exists: Automobiles and Highways in British Columbia’s Provincial Parks, 1940-1960.” Canadian Parks for Tomorrow conference, University of Calgary, May 2008.

“‘To clothe their roadsides, to frame their scenery’: (Re)Making Provincial Parks for a Motoring Public in British Columbia, 1940-1960.” American Society for Environmental History, Baton Rouge, March 2007.

“The value of these motion pictures is inestimable’: Using Film to Promote Northern British Columbia and the International Pacific Highway to Alaska, 1930-1935.” Film Studies Association of Canada, London, Ontario, June 2005.

“Tips for Velocitized Drivers: A Proposal for a History of Driving in Canada.” The Car in History conference, Munk Centre for International Studies, Toronto, May 2005.

“‘Stop, Look, and Learn’: Vernacular Photography, Popular Culture, and History-by-the-Road in North America since the 1950s.” Joint conference of the American Society for Environmental History and the National Council for Public History, Victoria, BC, April 2004.

“‘It Was Originally Intended to Thoroughly Clean Up this Location’: Transience and Bureaucratic Aesthetics in Mount Robson Park, 1923-1967.” Canadian Historical Association, Dalhousie University, May 2003.

“‘I readily fell victim to the trade slogan, “Kodak as You Go”‘: BC Government Publicity and the 1930 Caravan to the Land of the Golden Twilight.” BC Studies conference, University of British Columbia, May 2003.

“A Dialectic of Roots and Routes: Circulation and Hierarchies of Place in 20th Century British Columbia.” History Graduate Workshop, University of Victoria, December 2002.

“Roving Eyes: The Construction and Consumption of Western Canada through Transportation and Ocular Technologies.” Society for the History of Technology, Toronto, October 2002.

“‘If eastbound from the Pacific coast or prairies, read this book from back to front’: The Mediation of Landscape by Transportation Technologies in 20th Century British Columbia.” Canadian Communications Association, University of Toronto, May 2002.

Teaching Experience:

Course Instructor and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of Toronto (2014-15)

Designed and taught senior course on the social history of technology in North America. Lectured and designed senior course in North American energy history.

HIS 300: Energy Cultures in North America.

HIS 484: The Automobile in North America.

Course Instructor, Department of History, University of Victoria (2010)

Designed and taught senior course on North American social history of technology.

HIST 317: Social History of the Automobile.

Teaching Fellow, Department of History, Queen’s University (2008-11)

Designed and taught online course in North American environmental history.

Designed and taught senior courses on Western Canadian history and North American social and cultural history.

HIST 256: North American Environmental History.

HIST 393: The Canadian West.

HIST 392: The Automobile in America, 1900-1970.

Teaching Assistant, Queen’s University (2004-8)

Led tutorials on Canadian and American history and global environmental history

ENSC 200: Global Environmental History. Fall 2005

HIST 249: American History since the Civil War. Winter 2007

HIST 268: French Canada to 1867. Winter 2005

HIST 278: Canada to 1896. Fall 2004

HIST 258: Slavery in North America. Winter 2008

HIST 291: Modern Ireland. Winter 2008

Teaching Assistant, University of Victoria (2001-3)

Led tutorials on Canadian and American history and the history of technology

HIST 130: History of Canada. Spring 2002 and Spring 2003

HIST 210: The United States. Fall 2002

HIST 261: The History of Technology. Fall 2001

Academic Service and Contributions:

Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Executive and Editoral Board Member, 2017-present.

Book Review Editor, 2017-present.

Queen’s University

Peer Mentor and Invited Presenter, “Writing a Successful Scholarship Application” workshop. Department of History, 2009-10.

Internal Academic Review of the School of Environmental Studies, 2007-8.

Peer Reviewer

Urban History Review. Article referee, 2019.

British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Consultant on proosed ‘Stop of Interest’ interpretive marker installations, 2018.

Material Culture Review. Article referee, 2018.

BC Studies. Article referee, 2018.

Parks Canada and Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Assessor and consultant on proposed interpretive marker installations, 2017.

University of Alberta Press. Edited collection referee, 2015

BC Studies. Article referee, 2015.

Urban History Review. Article referee, 2013.

BC Studies. Article referee, 2013.

Chaired Conference Sessions

“Perceiving and Changing the North American West: Historical Persepctives on 19th and 20th Century Agricultural Landscapes.” Canadian Historical Association conference, University of Regina, May 2018.

“Tourism and Attractions.” Canadian Historical Association conference, Ryerson University, May 2017.

“New Tales of Old Roads: Building and Deconstructing Colonial Roads.” Canadian Historical Association conference, University of Calgary, May 2016.

“People, Parks, and Politics: A Comparitive Examination of Three Mountain Parks.” World Congress of Environmental History, University of Minho, Guimaraes, July 2014.

“Road Warriors: Transportation, Personality, and Visions of Progress in Canada’s Past.” Canadian Historical Association conference, Brock University, May 2014.

“Company Towns, Created States.” BC Studies conference, Douglas College, May 2013.

Public Outreach Presentations:

Public history walking tour leader, on Banff’s counterculture history, at Thinking Mountains conference, Banff Centre, October 2018.

“From Gold Rush to Old Rush: Making the Cariboo Highway BC’s Premier Path into the Past.” Heritage Speaker Series, Quesnel and District Museum, Quesnel, BC, September 2017.

“Monuments, Markers, and Museums: Making History in Kamloops.” Kamloops Museum and Archives, Kamloops, BC, September 2017.

“Columbia Village: A Ghost Town Museum that Never Was.” Brown Bag History speaker series, Revelstoke Museum and Archives, Revelstoke, BC, September 2017.

“Hamber Provincial Park.” Brown Bag History speaker series, Revelstoke Museum and Archives, Revelstoke, BC, October 2017.

Public history walking tour leader, on Vancouver’s changing tourism landscape at Tourism in Canadian History workshop, Simon Fraser University, October 2014.

Public History Work:

Assistant archivist, Irving House Museum and City of New Wesminster Archives, 2001.

City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission book project committee. Project completed with publication of Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby’s Letters from Colonial British Columbia, 1858-1863. Eds. Pixie McGeachie and Anne McLeod (City of Burnaby, 2002).

Citizen representative, City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission, 1999-2004.

Professional Memberships and Affilations:

Canadian Studies Network, 2015-present.

Canadian Business History Association, 2015-present.

International Association for Transport, Traffic, and Mobility Studies, 2008-present.

Society for the History of Technology, 2006-present.

Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2005-present.

American Society for Environmental History, 2004-present.

Canadian Historical Association, 2003-present.

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