Credentials and Service

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
2009      
Ph.D. Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Canada
Thesis: Place Identity, Guides, and Sustainable Tourism in Canada’s Yukon Territory

1991
M.E.S. Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada
Thesis: What to do with ‘Woman’?: A Feminist Political Philosophy Inquiry into the Concept Woman (including gender assumptions in policy development)

1987 
B.A. Géographie, Université d’Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (degree received in French)
Areas of Specialization: International and Community Development

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATIONS
2015 to present

Faculty, Graduate Certificate in Northern Tourism (funded pilot)
University of the Arctic

2012 to present
Faculty, Department of Recreation and Tourism
Vancouver Island University

2012 to 2016                
Research Associate, Department of Geography and Economic History
Umeå University

2012 to 2016
Research Associate
Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College

ACADEMIC REVIEWS AND ASSESSOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Manuscript Reviewing for Journals and Scholarly Conferences
Annals of Tourism Research (2014), Canadian Geographer (2010), Event Management Review (2010), Gender, Place and Culture (2015, 2014), Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change (2013), Jounral of Sustainable Tourism (2016), Northern Review (2015, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2008), Polar Geography (2011, 2006), Sustainability (2016), The Polar Journal (2015)

Other:

  • Abstract review committee, IPTRN Conference  (4th conference 2014, 5th conference 2016)
  • Chapter in Demystifying Theories in Tourism Research (2014)
  • Scientific committee, Rural Tourism Conference, Portugal (2013)

Grant Assessment

2008
Assessor, Northern Review Committee, International Polar Year (IPY)
2005
Assessor, Northern Region, Canada Millennium Foundation Scholarships

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

2016
Indigenizing the classroom, teaching and learning
Indigenous Learning Circle
Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning
Vancouver Island University

2015
Faculty teaching enhancement programme
Faculty Fast Start Institute (FFSI)
Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning
Vancouver Island University

2014  
Leadership and Change Workshop
Social Change Institute
Hollyhock, BC

2010 
Group Facilitation Skills
Institute of Cultural Affairs, Toronto

2010   
Instructional-Skills Workshop ISW 001
Yukon College

2009   
Professional Aboriginal Economic Development (PAED) Certification
Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO)

2009   
Community Development Intensive
Institute of Cultural Affairs, Toronto

2007  
Interpretation: Principles and Planning – Modules 1 and 2
Interpretation Canada: An Association for Heritage Interpretation

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
2013 to present  
Member, International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA)

2010 to 2013    
Member, Nordic Society of Tourism and Hospitality Research  (NORTHORS)

2010 to present
Steering Committee, International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN)

2004 to present         
Member, Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE
2014 to present  
University of the Arctic, Institutional Co-Representative, VIU

2012 to present
Committee Member, World Leisure Centre of Excellence, VIU

2007  
Wilderness Adventure Tourism Program Development Committee, Yukon College

2003 
Member, Conference Organizing Committee
Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS),
University of Alberta

1992   
Women’s Studies Program Development Committee, Yukon College

COMMUNITY SERVICE
2008 to 2012  
Board Member, Katimavik Youth Services (Canada)
(I was a Participant in 1978-1979)

2003 to 2010          
Member and volunteer, Yukon Art Society

2004 to 2008      
Board Member, World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

2006 to 2008  
Board Member, Yukon Development Education Centre (YDEC)