Assistant Professor of History, University of Guelph

Ph.D. York University, 2016
M.A. York University, 2008
B.A.H. Queen’s University, 2007

Laurentian University, Assistant Professor, 2016
Laurentian University, Lecturer, 2013-2016
Native Education College, Vancouver, BC, Instructor, 2010

Indigenous history in North America
Canadian history
Anishinaabe studies
environmental history
industrialization of the Canadian boreal forests and subarctic
industrial water pollution
Indigenous economies and labour
Indigenous health and wellness
Indigenous education
oral history
Anishinabek pedagogy

“From Milk-Medicine to Public (Re)Education Programs: An Examination of Anishinabek Mothers’ Responses to Hydroelectric Flooding in the Treaty #3 District, 1900-1975,” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 32, no. 2 (2015): 363-89.

with Kathryn Labelle, “Cooperative Education at the Day School on Dalles 38C Indian Reserve, 1890 – 1910," Ontario History, Volume CVII, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 90-112.

“‘The Department is going back on these promises’: An Examination of Anishina[bek] and Crown Understandings of Treaty,” Canadian Journal of Native Studies 30, no. 2 (2011): 203 228.

selected blog posts
with Kathryn Labelle and Alison Norman, “(Re)naming and (De)colonizing the (I?)ndigenous People(s) of North America – Part I,” Active History, 7 November 2016.

with Kathryn Labelle and Alison Norman, “(Re)naming and (De)colonizing the (I?)ndigenous People(s) of North America – Part II,” Active History, 8 November 2016.

“Ecological Indigenization: Buffalo-Clad Imperialists at the 49th Parallel,” Active History, 9 February 2011.

“Kill the ‘Indian’ and Save the ‘Wild’: Vocabularies with Political Consequences in Indigenous Studies,” Active History, 7 October 2010.

Media Interviews
with Miriam Shuchman, “Canada Confronts Its Own ‘Tuskegee’ Studies,” Bioethics Forum, 9 December 2013.
with Shirley Harasym, “Northern Ontario Residential Schools,” Your Community, Accessible Media Incorporated (AMI), 28 November 2013.
with Jason Turnball, “Pollution in Winnipeg River Changed Breastfeeding Practices,” Points North, CBC, 29 October 2013.

Honours and Awards
2015 Student Choice Teaching Award Nominee, Laurentian University
2014 Student Choice Teaching Award Nominee, Laurentian University
2014 Certificate of [Teaching] Appreciation, Centre for Academic Excellence, Laurentian University
2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, York University
2009 Three-Year Joseph Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship (SSHRC)


  • 2017–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Guelph
  • 2013–2016
    Lecturer, Laurentian University