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Associate Professor, Department of History, York University, Canada

I am an associate professor of Canadian and environmental history in the Department of History at York University in Toronto, Ontario. I am also the director and a editor-in-chief of the Network in Canadian History and Environment where I host and produce Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. For information about all my work, visit my website here

My current research looks at the history of oil pipelines in Canada. I have started some preliminary work on a history of oil pipeline spills in Canada. This project will provide a quantitative history of the transportation of liquid hydrocarbons via pipeline since 1949. It will also explore the historical social, economic, and environmental consequences of on-shore oil spills in Canada.

PhD, York University

Professional Leadership
Director/Editor-in-Chief, Network in Canadian History and Environment website (2014-present)

Canadian Historical Association, councillor (2017-2020)

Heritage Toronto, board member (2015-present)

Research Interests:
History , Environment , Energy, Cities, Animals


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada