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Keynote Addresses and Endowed Lectures

“Canada-European Union (EU) Arctic Relations: Convergence and Divergence.” Borders in the North Summer Institute workshop, Borders in Globalization (BiG) Program, Yukon College, Whitehorse, YT, 22 June 2016.

“Sometimes leading, sometimes following, sometimes side-by-side: Catholic and Anglican Missionaries and the Political Evolution of Canada’s North.” Honourable John J. Wintermeyer Lecture on Religion and Politics, Waterloo, Ontario, 23 January 2015.pwl-leblanc

The Military as Nation-Builder: The Case of the Canadian North.” The Ross Ellis Memorial Lecture in Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, 11 April 2013.

“Canada, the United States, and Arctic Sovereignty: A History of Cooperation and Prospects for the Future.” The Changing Arctic: International Cooperation and Development Conference, University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 27 October 2011.

“Sovereignty Includes Me: Northerners, National Defence, and Security since the Second World War.” Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies 22nd Military History Colloquium, Waterloo, Ontario, 5 May 2011.

“Polar Race or Polar Saga? History and Canada’s Role in the Circumpolar World.” 1st Annual UWO History Graduate Student Conference, London, Ontario, 27 March 2011.

“History, Sovereignty, Tourism: ‘Spectacular’ Opportunities as the Arctic Comes of Age?” Annual NWT Tourism Conference, Inuvik, NWT, 25 November 2010.

“Polar Race or Polar Saga? History, the Law, and Canada’s Role in the Circumpolar World.” 39th Annual Canadian Council on International Law Conference “Northern Exposure: International Law and the Challenge of the Arctic,” Ottawa, 28 October 2010.

 “The Canadian Forces and Arctic Sovereignty.” Kingston Military Studies Conference, Kingston, Ontario, 19 June 2010.

 “Sovereignty, Security, Stewardship: Understanding Canada’s Northern Policies.” Start Your Engines 2010: Transportation Logistics for Oil & Gas and Northern Industry Conference, Hay River, NWT, 19 May 2010.

“Sovereignty Includes Me: Northerners and National Priorities since the Second World War.” Keewatin County Graduate Student History Conference, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, 29 April 2010.

“Sovereignty, Security, Stewardship: History and Canada’s Northern Policies.” Pierre Savard History Conference, University of Ottawa, 25 March 2010.

Presentations to Parliamentarians

Expert participant, National Defence Policy Review Consultation Roundtable, Yellowknife, NT, 24 May 2016.

Presentation to Members of European Parliament on “Canada’s Northern Strategy: Convergence or Divergence with EU Interests?” Brussels, Belgium, 23 March 2015.

Witness before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence on Arctic security and North American defence issues, Ottawa, ON, 9 December 2014.

Witness before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Canada’s Arctic Foreign Policy, Ottawa, ON, 22 November 2012.

“Canada’s Arctic Challenges,” morning seminar roundtable for parliamentarians hosted by the Library of Parliament, Ottawa, ON, 17 February 2011.

Witness before the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence on Arctic Sovereignty issues, Ottawa, ON, 23 March 2010.

Witness before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence on Arctic Sovereignty issues, Ottawa, ON, 3 June 2009.

Dinner meeting with the Danish Foreign Policy Committee at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark in Ottawa, 19 June 2014, to discuss Arctic security and Canada-Denmark relations.

Dinner meeting with Gitte Lillelund Bech, the Danish Minister of Defence, at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark in Ottawa, 4 November 2010, to discuss Arctic security and Canada-Denmark relations.

Breakfast meeting with the Hon. Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Canadian leadership in the circumpolar world, Montreal, QC, 27 March 2009.

Academic Conference Papers and Presentations

“Reconceptualizing Arctic Security: International and Domestic Dimensions.” Fourth Sino-Canadian Arctic Exchange conference, Quebec City, Quebec, 13 May 2016.

“‘The Index to a Man’s Principles’: Dawson and the Patriotic Fund, 1914-1920.” The North and the First World War Conference, co-sponsored by the Yukon Historical & Museums Association and the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, University of Saskatchewan, Whitehorse, Yukon, 11 May 2016. (With Peter Kikkert.)

“‘Men of Frontier Experience’: Yukoners, Frontier Masculinity and the War.” The North and the First World War Conference, co-sponsored by the Yukon Historical & Museums Association and the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, University of Saskatchewan, Whitehorse, Yukon, 11 May 2016. (With Peter Kikkert.)

“The Advisory Committee on Northern Development (ACND) and Arctic Science, 1948-67.” Cold Science Workshop: Arctic Science in North America during the Cold War, 1945-1991, School for the Study of Canada/Trent School of the Environment, Peterborough, Ontario, 30 April 2016. (With Daniel Heidt.)

“Cleaning up the Cold War: Science, Inuit Stewardship, and the Remediation of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line.” Cold Science Workshop: Arctic Science in North America during the Cold War, 1945-1991, School for the Study of Canada/Trent School of the Environment, Peterborough, Ontario, 29 April 2016. (With Peter Kikkert.)

“Conceptualizing Whole of Government and Comprehensive Approaches to Arctic Defence and Security.” Understanding Sovereignty and Security in the Circumpolar Arctic Conference, Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary History / Centre for Foreign Policy and Federalism, Toronto, Ontario, 25 January 2016.

“How polar dynamics are framed in conflict: A Canadian Perspective,” Reframing the Arctic: Cooperation, Not Conflict, University of Vermont, Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security, and University of Queensland, Burlington, Vermont, USA, 6 July 2015.

“Alternative Models to Manage Security Across Canada’s Shifting Northern Borders,” Borders in Globalization (BiG) — Borders in the North Summer Conference, Yukon College, Whitehorse, Yukon, 17 June 2015.

“Towards a Comprehensive Approach to Canadian Security and Safety in the Arctic,” Understanding Arctic Sovereignty and Security: A Generative Workshop, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, ON, 8 June 2015.

“Convergence and Discordance: Searching for Common Ground in Evolving Canadian and EU Arctic Strategies,” paper co-authored with and presented by Suzanne Lalonde at The European Union and the Arctic Conference, University of Dundee, Scotland, 30 May 2015.

“Arctic Security and Safety: International and Whole of Government Approaches,” Arctic Change 2014 Conference (ArcticNet), Ottawa, ON, 10 December 2014.

“Indigenous Participation in the Great War across the British and American Empires.” Great War’s Shadow: New Perspectives on the First World War, Lake Louise, AB, 27 September 2014.

“Aboriginal People(s) and the Great War.” 1914-1918: The Making of the Modern World conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 30 July 2014.

“‘Too Far North for Eskimos:’ Testing the Limits of Postcolonial Analysis in the Canadian Arctic.” The Postcolonial Arctic Conference. Leeds University, UK, 31 May 2014. (Co-authored with and presented by Daniel Heidt.)

Canada’s Arctic Foreign Policy,” The Ottawa Forum 2014: Rethinking Canada’s International Strategy, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, 23 May 2014.

“China’s Arctic Interests: Canadian Perceptions.” Third Sino-Canadian Arctic Exchange conference, Shanghai, China, 12 May 2014.

“The Canadian Armed Forces and the ‘New Arctic’: Towards a Whole of Government Approach.” Arctic Security Whole of Government Research Workshop, Fort Frontenac, Kingston, ON, 6 May 2014.

“Canada’s Northern Strategy and East Asia’s Arctic Interests.” International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, 28 March 2014.

“Canada, the United States, and Arctic Security: New Challenges in a Transforming Circumpolar World.” Carleton University-Canadian Foreign Policy Journal-Ball State University conference “Canada-U.S. Defence Relations: A Partnership for the 21st Century,” Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, 5 March 2014.

“The Army and the Arctic, Past, Present and Future: What Threat? What Responsibilities? What Resources.” Gregg Centre – Combat Training Centre Annual Conference “Places of Interest: The Canadian Army and the New Global Security Environment,” University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, 5 February 2014.

“Canada’s Arctic Future.” Canada and the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, 31 January 2014.

“Arctic State Responses to China’s Mining Interests.” State Capitalism in the New Global Political Economy Conference, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, 24 November 2013. (With Adam Lajeunesse.)

“Climate Change and the Strategic Future of the Arctic: A Canadian Perspective.” Invited presentation and panel discussion at the 10th International Institute for Strategic Studies Global Strategic Review conference “Assessing Global Risk,” Stockholm, Sweden, 21 September 2013.

“Canada, United States and Arctic Security: New Challenges in a Transforming Circumpolar World.” Paper presented (by co-author Rob Huebert) at Canada-U.S Defense Relations: A Partnership for the 21st Century, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, 5 September 2013.

“Indigenous Peoples and the Defence of Remote Regions in Canada, Alaska, and Australia.” Paper at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Annual Meeting, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 15 June 2013.

China, India, and the Arctic Council: Opportunities and Challenges during Canada’s Chair.” Paper at the seminar « Conseil de l’Arctique : les présidences canadiennes, » Montreal, QC, 26 avril 2013.

“Should the Beaver Fear the Dragons?  Canada and East Asia’s Arctic Interests.” Paper at the workshop on “East Asia – Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics,” Whitehorse, YK, 2 March 2013.

“East Asian Nations, the Arctic Council and International Relations in the Arctic.” Paper presented (by co-author James Manicom) at the workshop on “East Asia – Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics,” Whitehorse, YK, 3 March 2013.

“Demystifying China’s Arctic Ambitions: What Can we Expect from China in the Arctic.” Paper presented (by co-author James Manicom) at the “China and the World After the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party in China” conference, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC, 22 February 2013.

“‘When the Skies Rained Boxes’: Northerners, National Defence, and Sovereignty since the Second World War.” North at Trent 2013, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, 5 February 2013.

“Canada and the United States as Arctic Actors: Differing Perspectives?” Paper at the the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Forum on Arctic Climate Change and Security, “Geopolitics in the Changing Arctic,” Washington, DC, 14 December 2012.

“Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship.” Paper at the “Arctic Security: Challenges in a Sensitive Environment” seminar hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Embassy of Canada to Austria, and Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES), Vienna, Austria, 31 October 2012.

Coastal States and Security Challenges in the High North: A View From Canada.” Paper at the Ikkerhetskonferansen 2012 “Sikkerhet I Nord – Er Vi Forberedt?” (“Safety in the North: Are We Prepared?”), Bodø, Norway, 25 October 2012.

“China and Canada’s Northern Strategy.” Paper at the Conférence sur la Chine et l’Arctique, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC, 30 April 2012.

“Situating JAWS: Cold War Science, Militarism, and Arctic Space(s).” Paper at the 18th Annual Tri-University History Conference, Waterloo, ON, 3 March 2012.

“Revisiting the Relocations: Comparing the Resolute and Grise Fiord Experiences.” Paper at the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States 2011 biennial conference, Ottawa, ON, 19 November 2011 (with Ryan Shackleton).

“National Security, Human Security: Sovereignty, Security and Northern Peoples, 1942-2012.” Paper at the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States 2011 biennial conference, Ottawa, ON, 19 November 2011.

“Sovereigntizing and Securitizing Moves: Understanding Canada-United States Relations in a Circumpolar Framework.” Paper at the conference The Arctic in Transition: Regional Issues and Geopolitics, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC, 4 October 2011.

“Mukluks on the Tundra: The Canadian Rangers, Sovereignty, and Security.” Paper at the Fourth Symposium on Polar Law, University of Greenland, Nuuk, Greenland, 10 September 2011 (with Harry Borlase).

“Frigid Wings, Warm Hearts: RCAF Arctic Mercy Flights during the Early Cold War.” Paper presented (by co-author Richard Goette) at the Canadian Aviation Historical Society Annual Convention: “Edmonton: Gateway to the North,” Edmonton, AB, 24 June 2011.

“Securitization and Sovereigntization in the Canadian Arctic.”  Paper at L’Arctique Identitaire conference, Observatoire de la politique et la sécurité de l’Arctique, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC, 29 April 2011.

“Canada, Russia, and the Circumpolar Theatre.” Paper at the conference Geopolitics, Resources and Security: Asia and the Arctic in the 21st Century, Ottawa, ON, 8 April 2011.

The Strategic North: How Great of a Risk Does Regional Militarization Pose to the National Security of the Arctic States?” Paper delivered at the Future of the Arctic Conference, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, 2 February 2011.

“Arctic (In)Securities: International Dimensions and Northerners’ Perspectives.” Plenary presentation to the ArcticNet Programme Annual Scientific Meeting 2010, Ottawa, ON, 16 December 2010 (with Rob Huebert).

“At the Crossroads of Militarism and Modernization: Inuit-Air Force Relations in the Cold War Arctic.” Paper at the conference De-Icing Retired! The Historical Dimension of the Canadian Air Force’s Experience in the Arctic,” Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, 2 June 2010 (with Ryan Shackleton).

“Sovereignty for Hire: Civilian Contractors and the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line.” Paper at the conference De-Icing Retired! The Historical Dimension of the Canadian Air Force’s Experience in the Arctic,” Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, 1 June 2010 (with Daniel Heidt).

“The Postmodern Military and the Defence of Remote Regions: The Case of the Canadian Rangers.” Paper delivered at the conference Staying True to Their Salt: The Recruitment and Management of Non-Western Personnel in Intelligence Services and Armed Forces, c.1900-2010, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 5 February 2010.

“Setting Boundaries: The Canada-U.S. Experience 1783-2009.” Paper delivered to the Shared Borders and Dividing Lines: A Century of Canada-US Territorial and Boundary Disputes conference, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, 10 December 2009.

“Military Operations in a Whole of Government Context.” Paper delivered to the Arctic Sovereignty and Security Symposium, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON, 15 October 2009.

“Arctic Security – Canada.” Invited paper delivered to the Arctic Security Policy and Law in an Age of Climate Change Conference, US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 23 September 2009.

“Indigenous People and the Second World War in Remote Regions: The Canadian, American and Australian Experiences.” Paper delivered to the Seventy Years On: New Perspectives on the Second World War Conference, Lake Louise, AB, 1 September 2009.

“Participant Observation and the History of Remote Regions: Experiencing the Canadian Rangers.” Presentation at the Northern Environmental History Workshop, Networking in Canadian History & Environment – Northern Regional Network, Whitehorse, YK, 12 June 2009.

“Baptism of Ottoman Fire: Newfoundland, Gallipoli, and the National Imagination.” Paper delivered to the 2nd International Gallipoli symposium, “Gallipoli and the National Imagination,” Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, April 2009.

“Sovereignty and Security: The Department of External Affairs, the United States, and Arctic Sovereignty, 1945-68.” Invited paper presented at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade/Centre for Military and Strategic Studies Conference “Serving the National Interest,” Calgary, AB, January 2009 (with Peter Kikkert).

“Defending the Arctic Front From All Sides: The Canadian Rangers.” Invited paper delivered to the University of Manitoba Political Studies Student Conference “Arctic Security: Challenges and Options,” Winnipeg, MB, January 2008.

“Canada and Arctic Sovereignty/Security: Have We Learned the Right Lessons from History?” Invited paper delivered at the “Canada and the World” Conference, International Relations Society, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, January 2008.

“High Modernism in the High Arctic.” Paper delivered at the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Biennial Conference, Toronto, ON, November 2007 (with Matthew Farish).

“Damned if they DEW, Damned if they Don’t: Canadian-American Relations, Sovereignty, and the Construction of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line.” Paper delivered at the Tri-University Conference in History, Waterloo, ON, November 2007 (with Dan Heidt).

“The Canadian Rangers: A Living History.” Paper delivered at the Canadian Historical Association, Saskatoon, SK, May 2007.

“Northern Fences: Canada, the United States, and the DEW Line.” Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Geographers, Saskatoon, SK, May 2007 (with Matthew Farish).

“‘Who Are They Who Know B.C. Best?’: The Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Defend the Home Front, 1942-45.”  Paper delivered at the BC Worlds Conference, Harrison Hot Springs, BC, April 2007.

“Teaching Canada’s Indigenous Sovereignty Soldiers … and Vice Versa: ‘Lessons Learned’ from Ranger Instructors.”  Paper presented at the Canadian Defence Academy (CDA) Conference, “Aboriginals and the Canadian Military: Past, Present, Future,” Kingston, ON, June 2006.

“Indigenous Nationalisms and the Great War: Enlisting the Six Nations in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), 1914-17.” Paper presented at the CDA Conference, “Aboriginals and the Canadian Military,” Kingston, ON, June 2006 (with Katharine McGowan).

“North American Aboriginal Peoples and Twentieth Century Warfare: An Analysis of the Historiography and a Research Agenda for the Future.”  Paper presented at the CDA Conference, “Aboriginals and the Canadian Military: Past, Present, Future,” Kingston, ON, June 2006 (with Scott Sheffield).

Urbanizing the North: The Cultural Geography of the DEW Line.” Paper delivered at the Canadian Historical Association, Toronto, ON, June 2006 (with Matthew Farish).

“Producing Arctic Security.” Paper delivered at the Security and Defence Forum-Net workshop “Producing Security,” Hamilton, ON, March 2006.

“Indigeneity and Redefinition of the Arctic Security Discourse: The Case of Canada, 1950-2005.” Paper delivered at the Centre for International Governance Innovation / Norman Patterson School of International Affairs Conference “Canadian Foreign Policy Under Review,” Waterloo, ON, November 2005.

“Guerillas in Our Midst: The Pacific Coast Militia Rangers, 1942-45.” Paper delivered at the Canadian Historical Association, London, ON, May 2005.

“Contours of Canada’s Coldest War: Continental Defence and the Canadian Arctic.” Paper delivered at the Wilfrid Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies Military History Colloquium, Waterloo, ON, May 2005. (With Matthew Farish).

“The Narrative Challenge of ‘Non-Events’: A Case Study in Military-Aboriginal Relations during the Second World War.”  Paper delivered at the Canadian Historical Association, Winnipeg, MB, June 2004.

“‘The Eyes and Ears of the Canadian Forces’: The Canadian Rangers as a Human Solution to Northern Sovereignty and Security.” Paper delivered at the Ocean Management Research Network (OMRN) Conference, Ottawa, ON, November 2003.

“The Canadian Military and Tsuu T’ina Land, 1905-1995.” Paper delivered at the 5th Annual Society for Military and Strategic Studies Colloquium, Calgary, AB, February 2003.

“The Canadian Rangers:  Protectors of the North.” Invited paper delivered at the Joint and Combined Warfare Symposium, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON, December 2002.

“The Rangers – A Canadian Success Story.”  Invited paper delivered at the Canadian Arctic Research Council (CARC) Conference “On Thinning Ice: Climate Change and New Ideas about Sovereignty and Security in the Arctic,” Ottawa, ON, January 2002.  Paper to be published in conference proceedings, currently being prepared by Dr. Rob Huebert.

“Sovereignty, Security and Community Development in the Canadian North.” Paper delivered at the Armed Forces and Society Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2001.

“From Garrison Town to Ghost Town: Glimpses of Military Calgary through the Twentieth Century.”  Guest Speaker, Society for Military History Conference, Calgary, AB, May 2001.

“Historiographical Contours of North American Aboriginal Peoples and War in the Twentieth Century.”  Paper delivered at the Society for Military History Conference, Calgary, AB, May 2001. (With Scott Sheffield).

“The Politics of Race, Gender and Sex: African American Battalions and Aboriginal Women in the Canadian North through Government Eyes, 1942-49.”  Paper delivered at the Gender Research Symposium, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, March 2001.

“The Politics of Contested Space: Controversy and the Construction of Currie Barracks.”  Paper delivered at the Canadian Historical Association, Edmonton, AB, May 2000.

“Justifying Atrocities: Lieutenant-Colonel Maurice Andrew and the Defence of Brigadeführer Kurt Meyer.”  Paper delivered at the Canada and War Conference, Ottawa, ON, May 2000.  (With Chris Madsen).

“Soldiers as Liminaries: The CEF Soldier Riots of 1916 Reassessed.”  Paper delivered at the Canada and War Conference, Ottawa, ON, May 2000.  (With Nick Gardner).

“‘The Government is in no way responsible for the wrong-doing of its soldiers’: Disciplinary and Legal Dimensions of the CEF Soldier Riots in Calgary.”  Paper delivered at the 2nd Annual Military and Strategic Studies Colloquium, Calgary, AB, March 2000.  Published in electronic conference proceedings, edited by P.W. Lackenbauer and Chris Mummery.

“Right and Honourable: William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canadian-American Bilateral Relations, and Northern Sovereignty, 1943-1948.”   Invited paper delivered at the King’s Canada Conference, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, December 1999.

“The Politics of Pain: Military Base Closures in the United States and Canada.”  Paper delivered at the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) Biennial Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 1999. (With Lilly Goren).

“Baptism of Ottoman Fire: The Newfoundland Regiment at Gallipoli.”  Paper delivered at the 10th Military History Colloquium, Wilfrid Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, May 1999.

“Arduous Destiny: R.B. Bennett and the Controversial Origins of Military Properties in Calgary, 1911-1939.”  Paper delivered at the 1st Annual Military and Strategic Studies Interest Group Colloquium, Calgary, AB, April 1999.  Published in electronic conference proceedings.

“Aboriginal Claims and the Canadian Military: The Impact on Domestic Strategy and Operations.” Paper delivered at 1998 Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDAI) Canadian Military Affairs Symposium, Ottawa, ON, November 1998.  Published in colloquium proceedings, Spring 1999, pp. 235-43.

“The Reactions to the Guibord Affair in Ontario.”  Paper presented at the Canadian Catholic Historical Association Conference, Ottawa, ON, May 1998.

“Combined Operation: The Appropriation of Stoney Point Indian Reserve, 1942.”  Paper delivered at the Tri-University Conference in History, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, November 1997.

Invited Lectures and Presentations

“Protecting Canada’s North: The Defence Policy Review and Comprehensive Approaches to Defence, Security, and Safety,” Canada’s Defence Policy: The Geopolitical Context 2020-2050 conference hosted by the Mackenzie Institute at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Toronto, Ontario, 31 January 2017.

“The Canadian Rangers: Looking Forward, Leaning Forward.” 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group leadership meeting, Yellowknife, NT, 12 January 2017.

“A Comprehensive Approach to Canadian Security and Safety in the Arctic: Discerning Opportunities for Academic-Practitioner Collaboration,” Defence Engagement Program Policy Briefing, National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario, 13 December 2016.

“Warming Arctic, Chilling International Relations? What Canada Might Expect in 2017,” Year Ahead Conference, Canadian War Museum, hosted by Carleton University’s Centre for Security, Intelligence, and Defence Studies, Ottawa, Ontario, 8 December 2016.

“Lessons Learned from Military and Whole of Government Operations,” A Comprehensive Approach to Canadian Security and Safety in the Arctic: Discerning Opportunities for Academic-Practitioner Collaboration workshop, Joint Task Force (North), Yellowknife, NT, 2 December 2016.

“Learning Lessons about Arctic Sovereignty and Security: Historical Insights and Contemporary (Mis)Perceptions,” Emerging Directions in Arctic Research workshop, School for the Study of Canada, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, 31 October 2016.

“The Canadian Rangers and their Families: Past, Present, Future,” Department of National Defence Military Family Services Reserves and Canadian Rangers Working Group, Cornwall, ON, 27 October 2016.

“Canadian Arctic Policy: Continuity and Change,” Arctic Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland, 8 October 2016.

“The Canadian Armed Forces and the Arctic,” Joint Command and Staff Program 43, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON, 28 September 2016.

“Reconceptualizing Arctic Sovereignty and Security,” C.D. Howe Institute, Toronto, ON, 26 September 2016.

“Arctic Defence and Security Issues: Canadian and American Perspectives,” Borders in the North Summer Institute workshop, Borders in Globalization (BiG) Program, Yukon College, Whitehorse, YT, 21 June 2016.

“Toward a Canada-Russia Arctic Agenda: What Could It Look Like?” Roundtable presentation and discussion, The West, Canada & Russia: Ukraine, Syria, the Arctic – From Conflict to Solutions, hosted by the Institute for 21st Century Questions (21CQ) and Canadian Forces College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 14 June 2016.

“Arctic Sovereignty & Security: Conflict, Cooperation or Something Else?” Special debate with Rob Huebert hosted by the University of Calgary Press, Congress 2016 of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Calgary, Alberta, 30 May 2016.

“U.S.-Russian Relations and the Arctic Council,” roundtable presentation and discussion, One Arctic: U.S. Arctic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council Conference, Trent University, University of Washington, the World Policy Institute, and the Wilson Center, Washington, DC, 28 April 2016.

“The Evolving Arctic Security Environment: Historical Insights, Strategic Considerations,” lecture to Air Force Officer Development Course Block 5, Canadian Forces School for Aerospace Studies, Winnipeg, MB, 20 April 2016.

“The Arctic Council in Circumpolar Governance: The Need for Refinement, Not Reform,” Master in Sustainable Development, Geopolitics of Natural Resources and Polar Studies, Societa/Italiana per L’Organizzazione Internazionale, United Nations Association-Italy, Rome, Italy, 21 March 2016.

“Placing Canada’s Northern Strategy in a Global Context: Sovereignty, Environment, Resources, and Human Development ,” presentation to foreign embassies, Italian government officials, think tanks, and researchers, Canadian Embasssy in Rome, Italy, 21 March 2016.

“Canada’s Northern Strategy and Circumpolar Relations,” Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Moscow, Russia, 17 March 2016.

“Canada and the Arctic,” State Academic University for Humanitarian Studies the Russian Academy of Sciences, School for Foreign Relations, Moscow, Russia, 17 March 2016.

“Canada’s domestic and international Arctic policies and activities,” NArFU, Arkhangelsk, Russia, 15 March 2016.

“Canada’s Northern Strategy,” Saint Petersburg Economic University, Russia, 14 March 2016.

“The Canadian Army in the Arctic: Strategic Considerations, Logistical Challenges.” Army Logistic Officers Professional Development Day, Ottawa, Ontario, 10 March 2016.

“Cold Weather and Arctic Operations: Lessons Learned, Forgotten, and Relearned?” Professional development session for 2 Combat Engineer Regiment/2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, CFB Petawawa, Ontario, 7 January 2016.

“Canada’s Arctic Strategy: Looking Forward, Looking Back,” Future of Canada’s Arctic Strategy, hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, 27 November 2015.

“Vigilans: The Canadian Rangers.” Lecture to Joint Command and Staff Program (JCSP 42), Canadian Forces College, in Yellowknife, NT, 19 November 2015.

“Canada’s Northern Strategy: Discerning Opportunities for Cooperation with Korea,” Arctic Futures: Challenges and Opportunities, Seoul, Korea, 29-30 October 2015.

“The Canadian Rangers and Search and Rescue,” Maritime & Arctic Security & Safety Conference (MASS15), St. John’s, Newfoundland, 14 October 2015.

“The Canadian Armed Forces and the Strategic Arctic: Past, Present, Future.” Lecture to Joint Command and Staff Program (JCSP 42), Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON, 30 September 2015.

“Canada’s Approach to Arctic Maritime Security,” Ensuring Maritime Stability, Security and International Collaboration in a Changing Arctic Workshop, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) and OPRI, Tokyo, Japan, 14-16 July 2015.

“The Arctic Council: Making Sense of the Canadian Chairmanship (2013-15),” Ecologic Institute Arctic Summer College, Berlin, Germany (by internet), 2 July 2015.

“Arctic Security: Putting the Canadian Armed Forces in its Whole of Government Place,” Naval Association of Canada Annual General Meeting and Conference, Calgary, AB, 27 June 2015.

Identity, Inspiration, and Anxiety: Viewing the North from the South,” Walrus Talks Arctic, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, 26 March 2015.

“Canada’s Northern Strategy: Convergence or Divergence with EU Interests?” Presentation to members of the Canadian Embassies to the European Union, Belgium, and NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 23 March 2015.

“Framing Security through a Whole of Government/Comprehensive Approach.” Arctic Sovereignty, Security, and International Law: Current Research, Future Trajectories workshop, Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, 13 March 2015.

“The Changing Canada-Russia Relationship and its Impact on Canada’s Arctic Interests.” International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) Fast Talk, International Security Bureau of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), by teleconference from Montreal, QC, 13 March 2015.

“Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship: Canada and Arctic Resources in the Twenty-First Century.” Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa Nacional (CESEDEN), Madrid, Spain, 11 November 2014. At the invitation of the Canadian Embassy in Spain.

“Access to Arctic Resources: A Canadian Perspective.” Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid, Spain, 11 November 2014. Click here for a post-lecture interview.

“The Canadian Rangers: A Living History.” 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group leadership meeting, Yellowknife, NT, 29 September 2014.

“India and the Arctic: Revisionist Aspirations, Arctic Realities.” Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada National Conversation on Asia Roundtable, University Club of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 25 June 2014.

“Canada and the Arctic Council.” NATO Council of Canada conference on Canada’s Arctic: Sovereignty and Security for Sustainable Development, Toronto, ON, 24 June 2014.

“The Canadian Armed Forces and Arctic Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship: Misconceptions, Constraints, and Opportunities.” Lecture to Joint Command and Staff Program (JCSP 40), Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON, 3 June 2014.

“Navigating Frozen Seas: Canada-US Naval Cooperation and the Opening of the North American Arctic, 1942-2014.” The Admiral Sir Charles Kingsmill Lecture at Guelph Civic Museum, sponsored by Guelph Museums and Wilfrid Laurier University, Guelph, ON, 17 April 2014.

“The Canadian Rangers: A Living History.” Aurora College, Fort Smith, NT, 17 February 2014.

“Canada and the Changing North: Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship.” Public lecture hosted by the Bachelor of Education program, Aurora College, Fort Smith, NT, 18 February 2014.

“The Canadian Rangers: A Living History.” Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 9 January 2014.

“Sergeant Tommy Prince: Warrior, Hero, Casualty of War.” Public lecture hosted by the Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University, 7 January 2014.

“The Canadian Rangers: A Living History.” 2 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group leadership meeting, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, 12 December 2013.

“Canada’s Northern Strategy: Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship.” Atlantikbrücke lunchtime speaking event, Berlin, Germany, 6 December 2013.

“Arctic Sovereignty, Security and Insecurity: A Canadian Perspective.” Austrian Polar Research Institute, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 5 December 2013. At the invitation of the Canadian Embassy in Austria.

“Strategische Herausforderungen Arctic Sea.” Sicherheitspolitik und Verteidigungsindustrie: Handelsblatt Konferenz, Berlin, Germany, 4 December 2013. At the invitation of the Canadian Embassy in Germany.

“Asia and the Arctic: Trends, Debates, Opportunities.” Arctic Security Working Group meeting, Yellowknife, NT, 26 November 2013.

“Securing Sovereignty: Defence Cooperation in the Canadian Arctic, 1942-2013.” Canadian International Council – Thunder Bay Branch, History Department of Lakehead University, HMCS Griffon, and Lake Superior Scottish Regiment Symposium, “The CAF as an Instrument of Canadian Foreign Policy,”  Thunder Bay, ON, 2 November 2013.

“Arctic Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship: Historical Contexts to Contemporary Canadian Debates,” International Issues Discussion series, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, 23 October 2013.

“The Canadian Rangers: Citizen-Soldiers Plus.” 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group leadership meeting, Yellowknife, NT, 19 October 2013.

“Canada’s Northern Strategy,” lecture to Danish Chief of Defence Security Policy Course 2013, Søndre Strømsfjord, Greenland, 23 September 2013.

“Arctic Operations: Past, Present, Future,” lecture to Joint Command and Staff Program, Canadian Forces College / Joint Task Force (North), Yellowknife, NT, 29 May 2013.

“The Emerging North,” panel presentation and discussion with Michael Wernick, Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, facilitated by John Kozij, The Accelerated Economist Training Program’s (AETP) 2013 Policy Retreat, Ottawa, ON, 28 May 2013.

“The CF and Canada’s Strategic North: Misconceptions, Constraints, and Opportunities,” lecture to Joint Command and Staff Program, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, 2 May 2013.

The Canadian Rangers: Bridging Local and National Security,” Arctic Peoples and Security: Designing Public Policy for the 21st Century Arctic, Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Program Conference, Toronto, ON, 29 January 2013.

“Security and Society: Striking Balance in the Canadian Arctic,” The Laurier Project, “Own the Arctic” Roundtable, University of Toronto President’s Residence, Toronto, ON, 20 December 2012.

“‘Our Premier Partner in the Arctic’: Canada-US Arctic Relations and the Sovereignty-Security Balance,” brown bag lunch for the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, 13 December 2012.

“The Canadian Rangers: 65 Years of Contributions to Canada,” 2 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group leadership meeting, Saint-Jean, QC, 12 December 2012.

“The Canadian Forces and Canada’s North: Historical Lessons Learned (and sometimes forgotten?),” professional development seminar for Joint Task Force (North) headquarters staff, Yellowknife, NT, 30 November 2012.

“Canada’s Strategic North,” presentation to the Arctic Security Working Group, Yellowknife, NT, 28 November 2012.

“The Canadian Rangers: 65 Years of Contributions to Canada,” 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group leadership meeting, Yellowknife, NT, 3 November 2012.

“Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship,” Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES) transatlantic dialogue series, sponsored by the Canadian Embassy, Berlin, Germany, 29 October 2012.

“The CF and Canada’s Strategic North: Misconceptions, Constraints, and Opportunities,” lecture to Joint Command and Staff Program, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON, 19 October 2012.

“Canada’s Military and the Arctic: A Living History,” lecture to Joint Command and Staff Program, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, 15 October 2012.

“The Canadian Rangers: A Living History,” presentation to the Canadian Rangers National Working Group and 65th anniversary celebration, Dawson City, YK, 3 October 2012.

“The Canadian Arctic: Communicating History,” American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics International Communications Satellite Systems Conference – Satellites in the Service of Humanity, Ottawa, ON, 24 September 2012. See Tim Lougheed, “Inuksuit of the Sky,” Above & Beyond: Canada’s Arctic Journal (Jan/Feb 2013), 31-35.

“5 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group: A Living History,” two hour professional development presentation for 5 CRPG headquarters staff, Gander, NL, 6 September 2012.

“Canada’s Northern Strategy: An Update,” Second Sino-Canadian Workshop on the Arctic, Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 26 June 2012.

“From Sea to Sea … to Sea: Canada’s Search for Maritime Security in the Arctic,” Atlantic Council of Canada Maritime Security Conference, Toronto, ON, 30 May 2012.

“The CF and Canada’s Strategic North: Past, Present, Future,” lecture to Canadian Security Studies Programme 14, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON, 3 May 2012.

“Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship,” Canadian International Council (Toronto) and Munk-Gordon Speaker Series,  presentations and debate with Franklyn Griffiths and Rob Huebert, Toronto, ON, 2 May 2012.

“Aboriginal-Government Relations in the Canadian North,” roundtable led by Willie Hensley, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska, 27 March 2012.

“Canada, the United States, and the Arctic: A History of Cooperation and Prospects for the Future,” Institute for Social and Economic Research Lunchtime Series, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska, 27 March 2012.

“Canada and the Circumpolar World: Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship,” University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska, 27 March 2012.

“Northern Sovereignty,” Northern Lights 2012 Business and Cultural Showcase, Ottawa, ON, 1 February 2012.

“The CF and Canada’s Strategic North: Past, Present, Future,” lecture to Joint Command and Staff Program 38, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON, 21 October 2011.

“The New Arctic Security Regime,” The Defence of Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security: The Role of the Canadian Forces, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies/Canada Command conference, Calgary, AB, 25 March 2011.

“‘Sovereignty Includes Me’: Northerners, National Security, and Sovereignty since the Second World War.” Public Lecture sponsored by the Department of First Nations Studies, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, 10 February 2011.

“Canada and the Circumpolar World: Sovereignty, Security, Stewardship.” Public Lecture sponsored by the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation in association with the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, Victoria College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 10 February 2011.

Introductory presentation, interviewer, and panellist with Brigadier-General J.C. Collin and Captain (Navy) Serge Bertrand at “Commanders & Transformers: Front Line Discussions on Defence, Business and the Global Impact – True North Strong and Free: What is Canada’s role in the Arctic?” hosted by the Canadian Forces Liaison Council, ICE Leadership, and Canadian International Council Waterloo Region at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, ON, 9 November 2010.

“Arctic Operations” and “The Canadian Rangers,” Winnipeg Infantry Tactical Group Professional Development Exercise, Winnipeg, MB, 6 November 2010.

“The CF and Canada’s Strategic North: Past, Present, Future,” lecture to Joint Command and Staff Program 37, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON, 25 October 2010.

“Bridging the Canadian Forces-Northern Infrastructure Gap,” Northern Economic and Sovereignty Infrastructure Conference, Iqaluit, NU, 13 October 2010.

“Mirror Images? Canada, Russia, and the Circumpolar World,” Matching Ambitions and Realities: What Future for Russia? Conference hosted by the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), and the Privy Council Office, Ottawa, ON, 7 May 2010.

“Arctic Governance and Security: Canadian Perspectives,” Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) and the Policy Research Division (POR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) Roundtable Discussion on Arctic Governance and Security, Ottawa, ON, 5 May 2010.

“Sovereignty and Stewardship: Human Dimensions,” Canadian Embassy in Brussels and the European Policy Centre workshop “Change in the North: Evolving Perspectives in the Canadian Arctic,” Brussels, Belgium, 10 March 2010.

“Canadian Arctic Policy,” Canada/China Arctic Research and Dialogue Workshop, Shanghai, China, 29 February 2010.

“Canadian Arctic Policy,” Sino-Canadian Workshop on the Arctic, Polar Research Institute of China, Beijing, China, 27 February 2010.

“Canada’s Northern Policy: Historical Overview,” Foreign Policy Camp/Ipsos Reid, Rethinking Canadian Foreign Policy – Arctic Sovereignty Case Study Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, 30 November 2009.

“The Militarization of Canada’s North: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives,” Land Forces Western Area Professional Development Seminar on Arctic Security, Winnipeg, MB, 3 October 2009.

“Sovereignty, Security, and Sustainability,” Young Leaders’ Summit on Northern Climate Change, Inuvik, NT, 19 August 2009.

“The ‘New Engineer’ and Northern Canadian Infrastructure Requirements,” Leading a Canadian Future: The New Engineer in Canadian Society, National Engineering Summit, Montreal, QC, 20 May 2009.

“Arctic Front, Arctic Homeland: Re-evaluating Canada’s Past Record and Future Prospects in the Circumpolar North,” Canadian International Council (CIC) – Saskatoon Branch, Saskatoon, SK, 26 March 2009.

“The Canadian Rangers: A Living History,” CIC Public Lecture, Regina, SK, 25 March 2009.

“From Polar Crisis to Polar Saga: Canada and the Circumpolar World,” CIC Public Lecture, Winnipeg, MB, 24 March 2009.

“Defending Canada’s Interests in the North,” CIC-Thunder Bay Branch, 23 March 2009.

“Use It or Lose It: What’s Next for Canada’s Arctic Policy,” CIC-Toronto, National Capital and Vancouver Branches. Toronto, ON, 18 March 2009.

“Sovereignty, Security and Canada’s North: A Living History,” J.M.S. Careless History Club, King’s College (University of Western Ontario), London, ON, 9 March 2009.

“The Canadian Rangers: A Living History,” presentation to the Tuktoyaktuk Canadian Ranger Patrol, Tuktoyaktuk, NT, 13 January 2009.

“An Environment of Cooperation and Conflict: The Military Presence in Newfoundland and Labrador from the Cold War to the War on Terror.” Newfoundland Historical Society, St. John’s, NL, 30 October 2008. Co-sponsored by the Network in Canadian History & Environment (NiCHE).

“Arctic Front, Arctic Homeland: Re-evaluating Canada’s Past Record and Future Prospects in the Circumpolar North.” Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, 29 October 2008.

“Arctic Front, Arctic Homeland: Re-evaluating Canada’s Past Record and Future Prospects in the Circumpolar North.” Centre for International Governance Innovation Signature Lecture, Waterloo, ON, 18 September 2008.  Co-sponsored by the CIC.

“Battle Grounds: The Canadian Military and Aboriginal Lands.” Canadian War Museum Building Knowledge Series, Ottawa, ON, 3 April 2008.

“The ‘New’ Northern Vision: What Should We Learn from History?” McMaster Science for Peace / Pugwash Society “World on Thin Ice” Conference, Hamilton, ON, 1 March 2008.

“Command Responsibility and the Kurt Meyer Trial.” Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON, 4 December 2006.

“The Battle of Vimy Ridge.” Guest lecturer, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON, 23 January 2006, 9 February 2004, 11 February 2003.

“The Arctic as Strategic Space.” Guest lecturer, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON, September 2005.

“The Real Cold War: Defending Canada’s North.” Laurier Centre for Military and Strategic Disarmament Studies Speakers’ Series, Waterloo, ON, November 2004.

“Citizen Soldiers,” Bridging the Gap: Reserve Forces and their Role in Civil Society conference, Calgary, AB, March 2002.

“Aboriginal Veterans in Canada: A Scholarly Perspective.” Aboriginal Awareness Day, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, March 2002.

Selected Lectures and Presentations for Community Groups and Schools

 Frequent speaker to primary school students in southwestern Ontario about the Arctic and about military history.

“Understanding Arctic Sovereignty through the Canadian Rangers,” Learning Unlimited (Oxford), Woodstock, ON, 25 November 2015.

“Baptisms by Fire: Canada, Newfoundland, and the Great War in 1915.” South Norwich Historical Society, Otterville, ON, 10 November 2015.

“Security in the Arctic,” Third Age Learning, Waterloo, ON, 3 November 2015.

“The Great War: Weaving Norwich Township’s Sacrifices into the National Fabric.” Keynote speaker, Norwich & District Museum and Archives Heritage Dinner, Oxford Centre, ON, 25 October 2014.

Film screening and discussion for “Arctic Defenders.” (Historical consultant.)

Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, 5 May 2014.

Princess Cinema, Waterloo, ON, co-hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation, 4 May 2014.

“Canada’s Arctic Front: Balancing Sovereignty and Security since the Second World War.” Third Age Learning lecture series on “The Arctic and its Global Importance,” Guelph, Ontario, 15 January 2014.

“Aboriginal Peoples and the World Wars.” Tillsonburg Historical Society, Tillsonburg, ON, 18 November 2013.

“Canada and the Road to the Great War.” South Norwich Historical Society, Otterville, ON, 12 November 2013.

“Experiencing Canada through the living history of the Canadian Rangers.” Sweaburg Lion’s Club, Sweaburg, ON, 27 September 2012.

“Making Socialism Mainstream: Tommy Douglas and the Transformation of Canadian Politics.” South Norwich Historical Society, Otterville, ON, 10 May 2011.

“Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard: Hockey and Canadian Identities.” South Norwich Historical Society, Otterville, ON, 8 June 2010.

“The Black Donnellys: Murder and Mayhem on the Roman Line.” Tillsonburg Historical Society, Tillsonburg, ON, 19 April 2010.

“Sovereignty, Security and Stewardship.” Probus Women’s Club of Kitchener-Heritage, Kitchener, ON, 20 January 2010.

“Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship since the Second World War.” Third Age Learning Speakers Series, Guelph, ON, 21 October 2009.

Speaker about Arctic Front at Word on the Street, Kitchener, Ontario, 27 September 2009.

“Experiencing Canada through the living history of the Canadian Rangers.” University of Waterloo Knowledge Integration Seminar, Waterloo, ON, 6 March 2009.

Presentation to Grade 1-4 class on my experiences travelling with the Canadian Rangers across Canada, Peter Yassie Memorial School, Tadoule Lake, MB, February 2009.

“Albert Johnson: The Mad Trapper of Rat River.” South Norwich Historical Society, Otterville, ON, 10 February 2009.

Lecture to Grade 10 students in social studies on Arctic sovereignty and climate change, Kiilinik High School, Cambridge Bay, NU, 30 January 2009.

Lecture to Grade 11-12 students in social studies on Arctic sovereignty and security in the twentieth century, Kiilinik High School, Cambridge Bay, NU, 29 January 2009.

Presentation to the Grade 4 class, Kullik Ilihakvik Elementary School, on my experiences travelling with the Canadian Rangers across Canada, Cambridge Bay Public Library, NU, 28 January 2009. At the invitation of the Kitikmeot Heritage Society.

“Standing Up for Canada: Sovereignty, Security and the Canadian North since 1941.” Tillsonburg Historical Society, Tillsonburg, ON, 15 September 2008.

“Pierre Elliott Trudeau: From Conservative Catholic Nationalist to Citizen of the World.” Probus Women’s Club of Kitchener-Heritage, Kitchener, ON, 17 June 2008.

“Aboriginal Peoples, Land, and the Law, 1763 to present.” South Norwich Historical Society, Otterville, ON, 7 April 2008.

“From Crisis to Diplomacy to Crisis: Canada’s Expanding Sovereignty in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.” Kitchener Public Library speakers’ series, Kitchener, ON, 10 March 2008.

“Emerging Arctic Challenges.” Feast of St. Andrew, 4 Royal Canadian Regiment, Stratford, ON, 30 November 2007.

“The Canadian Rangers.” South Norwich Historical Society, Otterville, ON, 12 June 2007.

“Out in the Cold: Canada and the Cold War Arctic.” Guelph Historical Society, Guelph, ON, 5 December 2006.

“Drums and Feathers: Native Peoples and the First World War.” Invited presentation as part of the “One Book, One Community” event, Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener, ON, 18 September 2006.

“The Black Donnellys: Murder and Mayhem on the Roman Line.” South Norwich Historical Society, Otterville, ON, 11 April 2006.

“Remembering the World Wars.” South Norwich Historical Society, Otterville, ON, 9 November 2005.

Invited keynote speaker, Resurrection Catholic Secondary School Awards Night, Kitchener, ON, 19 October 2005.

Invited keynote speaker, Remembrance Day dinner, Royal Canadian Legion, Waterloo, ON, 2003.

“Bombing the Blood Reserve: Leasing land for military training and the lasting effects on a community.”  Presentation to Kainai High School, Stand Off, AB, on Landmines Awareness Day, 2 March 2000.

“The Treatment of Aboriginal Veterans After the Second World War: Application and Administration of the Veterans’ Land Act.” Presentation to the National Aboriginal Veterans Association, Odawa Circle, Ottawa, ON, May 1997.