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Whitney Lackenbauer
Whitney Lackenbauer
Professor
Department of History

PhD, University of Calgary

MA, University of Calgary

BA, St. Jerome's University, University of Waterloo

519-884-8111 

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Personal website: www.lackenbauer.ca
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BIOGRAPHY

I am a Canadian historian and frequent commentator on contemporary circumpolar affairs.  Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, I completed my undergraduate studies at St. Jerome’s University and was honoured to return back to my alma mater as a faculty member soon after completing my doctorate.  Although actively engaged in various research programmes related to Canadian defence, foreign policy, and Arctic issues, I am passionate about undergraduate teaching – an outlet for my passion and enthusiasm for all aspects of Canadian history.

 

At Johns Hopkins University I was a Fulbright Fellow in 2010 and a Canadian International Council Research Fellow in 2008-09.  I have travelled extensively with the Canadian Rangers from coast to coast to coast over the last decade, and was made Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group in 2014. 

 

My current research includes Arctic sovereignty and security issues since the Second World War; the Canada-United States Joint Arctic Weather Station (JAWS) program, which operated in the High Arctic from 1947-72; the history of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line; and the evolution of Canada's Northern strategies.

 

I am married with three children, and live on a working farm in Otterville, Ontario, where I share my passion about all things Star Wars with my sons.

 

Research interests: Modern Canadian history; Northern history; Canadian Arctic policy; Arctic sovereignty and security issues; international relations; circumpolar relations; Aboriginal-military relations

 

To find out more about my teaching, scholarship, and research projects, please visit my website.

PUBLICATIONS

The content that follows may only represent a portion of the Faculty member’s work.

 

Books

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, Adam Lajeunesse, James Manicom, and Frédéric Lasserre. 2018. China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Heather Nicol, eds. 2018. The Networked North: Borders and Borderlands in the Canadian Arctic Region. Waterloo: Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism.

 

Dean, Ryan, and P. Whitney Lackenbauer, eds. 2018. Operation Morning Light. Arctic Operational History Series, vol. 3. Antigonish: Mulroney Institute on Government. E-book available online at http://operationalhistories.ca/home/operation-morning-light/.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel, eds. 2018. “One of the Great Polar Navigators”: Captain T.C. Pullen’s Personal Records of Arctic Voyages, Volume 1: Official Roles.  Documents on Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security (DCASS) No. 12. Calgary and Waterloo: Centre for Military, Strategic and Security Studies/Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism/Arctic Institute of North America. E-book available online at https://cmss.ucalgary.ca/sites/cmss.ucalgary.ca/files/dcass12.pdf.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, ed. 2017.  Per Ardua ad Arcticum: The Royal Canadian Air Force in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic, by Edward P. Wood.  Arctic Operational History Series, vol. 2. Antigonish: Mulroney Institute on Government. E-book available online at http://operationalhistories.ca/home/per-ardua-ad-arcticum/.   

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, Myra Rutherdale and Kerry Abel, eds. 2017. Roots of Entanglement: Essays in Native-Newcomer Relations. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, Ryan Dean and Rob Huebert, eds. 2017. (Re)Conceptualizing Arctic Security: Selected Articles from the Journal of Military and Security Studies. Calgary: Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies. E-book available online at https://cmss.ucalgary.ca/sites/cmss. ucalgary.ca/files/pwl-rd-rh-reconceptualizing-arctic-security-2017.pdf

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Heather Nicol, eds. 2017. Whole of Government through an Arctic Lens. Antigonish: Mulroney Institute on Government.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, Heather Nicol and Wilfrid Greaves, eds. 2017. One Arctic: The Arctic Council and Circumpolar Governance. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Resources Committee.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Adam Lajeunesse, eds. 2017. Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Operations, 1945-2015: Historical and Contemporary Lessons Learned. Fredericton: Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. E-book available online at http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/ centres/gregg/what/publications/CdnArcticOps2017.pdf

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, Adam Lajeunesse and Lieutenant (N) Jason Delaney, eds. HMCS Labrador: An Operational History. Arctic Operational History Series, vol. 1. Antigonish: Mulroney Institute on Government. E-book available online at http://operationalhistories.ca/home/labrador/.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Richard Goette, eds. 2017. Northern Skytrails: Perspectives on the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Arctic from the Pages of The Roundel, 1949-65. Documents on Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security (DCASS) No. 10. Calgary and Waterloo: Centre for Military, Strategic and Security Studies/Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism/Arctic Institute of North America. E-book available online at https://cmss.ucalgary.ca/sites/cmss.ucalgary.ca/files/dcass10.pdf .

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Kristopher Kinsinger, eds. 2017. Arctic Show Trial: The Trial of Alikomiak and Tatamigana. Introduced by Ken Coates and William R. Morrison. Documents on Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security (DCASS) No. 9. Calgary and Waterloo: Centre for Military, Strategic and Security Studies/Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism/Arctic Institute of North America. E-book available online at https://cmss.ucalgary.ca/sites/cmss.ucalgary.ca/files/dcass9.pdf.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney and Daniel Heidt, eds. 2017. Two Years Below the Horn: A Canadian’s Experiences in Antarctica, 1944-46, by Andrew Taylor. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney and Peter Kikkert, eds. 2016. Lessons in Arctic Operations: The Canadian Army Experience, 1945-1956. Documents on Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security (DCASS) No. 7. Calgary and Waterloo: Centre for Military, Strategic and Security Studies/Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism/Arctic Institute of North America.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney and Ryan Dean, eds. 2016. Canada’s Northern Strategy under the Harper Conservatives: Key Speeches and Documents on Sovereignty, Security, and Governance, 2005-15. Documents on Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security (DCASS) No. 6. Calgary and Waterloo: Centre for Military, Strategic and Security Studies/Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism/Arctic Institute of North America.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2015. Vigilans: The 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group. Foreword by Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper. Yellowknife: 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, Franklyn Griffiths, and Rob Huebert. 2015. Le Canada et la transformation de l'Arctique : Souveraineté, sécurité et intendance. Montréal : Presses de l'Université de Montréal.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney and Daniel Heidt, eds. 2015. The Advisory Committee on Northern Development: Context and Meeting Minutes, 1948-67. Documents on Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security (DCASS) No. 4. Calgary and Waterloo: Centre for Military and Strategic Studies/ Centre for Foreign Policy and Federalism.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney and K.C. Eyre, eds. 2015. Unfurling the Air Force Ensign in the Canadian Arctic: The 1922 Eastern Arctic and 1927-28 Hudson Strait Expeditions. Documents on Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security (DCASS) No. 3, Calgary and Waterloo: Centre for Military and Strategic Studies/ Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Yale Belanger, eds. 2014. Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, ed. 2014. A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North, 1870-1942, by Gordon W. Smith. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Peter Kikkert. eds. 2014. Legal Appraisals of Canada’s Arctic Sovereignty: Key Documents, 1904-58. Documents on Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security (DCASS) No. 2. Calgary and Waterloo: Centre for Military and Strategic Studies/Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, Ryan Dean, and Adam Lajeunesse, eds. 2014. Canadian Arctic Defence and Security Policy: An Overview of Key Documents, 1970-2012. Documents on Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security (DCASS) No. 1. Calgary and Waterloo: Centre for Military and Strategic Studies/ Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2013. The Canadian Rangers: A Living History.  Vancouver: UBC Press.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, ed. 2013. Canada’s Rangers: Selected Stories, 1942-2012. Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press.

 

Chapters

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Suzanne Lalonde. 2017. “Canada, Sovereignty, and ‘Disputed’ Arctic Boundaries: Myths, Misconceptions, and Legal Realities.” Chapter for The Networked North: Borders and Borderlands in the Canadian Arctic Region, ed. Heather Nicol and P. Whitney Lackenbauer. Waterloo: Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism. 116-39.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2017. “At the Crossroads of Militarism and Modernization: Inuit-Military Relations in the Cold War Arctic,” in Roots of Entanglement: Essays in Native-Newcomer Relations, ed. Myra Rutherdale, P. Whitney Lackenbauer, and Kerry Abel. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 116-58.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Adam Lajeunesse. 2017. “The Canadian Armed Forces in the Arctic: Building Capabilities and Connections” in Whole of Government through an Arctic Lens, ed. P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Heather Nicol. Kingston: CDA Press. 79-100.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Adam Lajeunesse. 2017. “The Emerging Arctic Security Environment: Putting the Military in its (Whole of Government) Place” in Whole of Government through an Arctic Lens, ed. P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Heather Nicol. Kingston: CDA Press. 1-22.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2017. “Arctic Defence and Security: Transitioning to the Trudeau Government” in Whole of Government through an Arctic Lens, ed. P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Heather Nicol. Kingston: CDA Press. 188-208.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Suzanne Lalonde. 2017. “Searching for Common Ground in Evolving Canadian and EU Arctic Strategies.” In The European Union and the Arctic, ed. Nengye Liu. Leiden: Brill. 119-71.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, Peter Kikkert, and Adam Lajeunesse. 2017. “Lester Pearson, the United States, and Arctic Sovereignty: A Case of Un-Pearsonian Diplomacy?” Mike’s World: Lester Pearson and Canadian External Relations, 1963-1968. Edited by Asa McKercher and Galen Perras. Vancouver: UBC Press. 149-68.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2017. “Conceptualizing ‘One Arctic’ as the ‘Canadian Arctic’? Situating Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship (2013-15),” in One Arctic: The Arctic Council and Circumpolar Governance, ed. P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Heather Nicol, and Wilfrid Greaves. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Resources Committee. 46-78.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Ryan Dean. 2017. “‘A Particularly Spectacular Piece of Demolition’: The Canadian-Led Raid on Spitzbergen, 1941,” in Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Operations, 1945-2015: Historical and Contemporary Lessons Learned, ed. P.W. Lackenbauer and Adam Lajeunesse. Fredericton: Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society.  1-46.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, K.C. Eyre and Peter Kikkert. 2017. “Lessons in Arctic Warfare: The Canadian Army Experience, 1945-55,” in Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Operations, 1945-2015: Historical and Contemporary Lessons Learned, ed. P.W.

 

Lackenbauer and Adam Lajeunesse. Fredericton: Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. 47-104.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Adam Lajeunesse. 2017. “There is No Glide Path in the Arctic: Operational Lessons Learned,” in Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Operations, 1945-2015: Historical and Contemporary Lessons Learned, ed. P.W. Lackenbauer and Adam Lajeunesse. Fredericton: Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. 443-53.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2017. “Race, Gender, and International ‘Relations’: African Americans and Aboriginal People in the Canadian North, 1942-48,” in Dominion of Race: Rethinking Canada’s International History. Edited by Francine McKenzie, Laura Madokoro, and David Meren. Vancouver: UBC Press.  112-38.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Matthew Farish. 2017. “Western Electric Turns North: Technicians and the Transformation of the Cold War Arctic,” Ice Blink: Navigating Northern Environmental History, ed. Stephen Bocking and Brad Martin. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 259-90.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2016. “Canada & Russia: Toward an Arctic Agenda,” Global Brief (Summer/Fall): 21-25.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2016. “Towards a Comprehensive Approach: Defence, Security, and Safety,” in North of 60: Toward a Renewed Canadian Arctic Agenda, ed. John Higginbotham and Jennifer Spence. Waterloo: Centre for International Governance Innovation. 50-54.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2016. “Foreword,” The Historical and Legal Background of Canada’s Arctic Claims by Gordon W. Smith. Waterloo: Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism. i-vi.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2016. “Agency in High [Arctic] Modernization” in Many Norths: Spatial Practice in a Shifting Territory eds. Lola Sheppard and Mason White. New York: Actar Publishers. 331-40.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney and Peter Kikkert. 2016. “A History of Ikaluktuuttiaq” in A Guidebook for Research with Nunavut Communities. Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay) Edition. Cambridge Bay, NU: Polar Knowledge Canada/Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq (Kitikmeot Heritage Society).  14-31.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney and Adam Lajeunesse. 2016. “China’s Mining Interests in the North American Arctic.” Governing the North American Arctic: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future ed. Dawn Berry, Nigel Bowles, and Halbert Jones III. London: Palgrave MacMillan. 74-99. 

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and James Manicom. 2015. “Asian States and the Arctic: National Perspectives on Regional Governance.” The Handbook of the Politics of the Arctic. Edited by Geir Hønnelan. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Peter Kikkert. 2014. “The Dog in the Manger – and Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie: The United States, Canada and the Sector Principle, 1924-1955.’” The Arctic Ocean: Essays in Honour of Donat Pharand. Edited by Suzanne Lalonde and Ted McDorman. Leiden: Brill. 216-39.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Yale Belanger. 2014. “Introduction” in Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State ed. Yale Belanger and P.W. Lackenbauer. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 1-50.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2014. “‘The War Will Be Won When the Last Low-Level Flying Happens Here in Our Home’: Innu Opposition to Low-Level Flying in Labrador” in Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State ed. Yale Belanger and P.W. Lackenbauer. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 119-65.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2014. “A Bridge Too Far? The Oka Crisis” in Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State ed. Yale Belanger and P.W. Lackenbauer. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 166-221.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, with Victor Gulewitsch. 2014. “The Tragedy of Ipperwash” in Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State ed. Yale Belanger and P.W. Lackenbauer. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 253-313.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Nick Shrubsole. 2014. “The Gustafsen Lake Standoff” in Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State ed. Yale Belanger and P.W. Lackenbauer. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 314-55.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and James Manicom. 2014. “Canada’s Northern Strategy and East Asian Interests in the Arctic” in East- Asia-Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics ed. Ken Coates and Kimie Hara. Waterloo: Centre for International Governance Innovation. 78-117.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and James Manicom. 2014. “East Asian States and the Pursuit of Arctic Council Membership” in East- Asia-Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics ed. Ken Coates and Kimie Hara. Waterloo: Centre for International Governance Innovation. 199-216.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2014. “Baptism by Ottoman Fire: Newfoundland, Memory, and the Gallipoli Campaign.” In Gallipoli: History, Memory and National Imagination ed. Mehdi Ilhan. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu (Turkish Historical Society). 101-140.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2013. “Mirror Images? Canada, Russia, and the Circumpolar World.” In The Fast-Changing Maritime Arctic: Defence and Security Challenges in a Warmer World ed. Barry Scott Zellen. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. 257-80.

 

Articles

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Ryan Dean. 2017. “Conceiving and Executing Operation Gauntlet: The Allied Raid on Spitzbergen, 1941,” Canadian Military History 26/2 (Fall): 1-32.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Peter Kikkert. 2017. “‘Men of Frontier Experience’: Yukoners, Frontier Masculinity and the First World War.” Northern Review 44: 63-96.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Peter Kikkert. 2017. “‘The Index to a Man’s Principles’: Dawson and the Canadian Yukon Patriotic Fund, 1914-1920,” Northern Review 44: 384-410. (With Peter Kikkert.)

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2017. “India and the Arctic: Revisionist Aspirations, Arctic Realities,” Jindal Global Law Review 8/1: 23-54. http://rdcu.be/qFoh

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney and Adam Lajeunesse. 2016. “The Canadian Armed Forces in the Arctic: Building Appropriate Capabilities.” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 16/4 (March): 7-66.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Rob Huebert. 2014. “Premier Partners: Canada, the United States and Arctic Security.” Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 20/3 (Fall): 1-14.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Peter Kikkert. 2014. “Archipelagic Analogs? Indonesian Baselines, Canadian Arctic Sovereignty, and the Framing of Mental Maps, 1957-62.” International Journal of Canadian Studies 50 (December): 227-52.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2013. “India’s Emerging Arctic Interests.” Arctic Yearbook 2013 ed. Lassi Heininen. Akureyri, Iceland: University of the Arctic/Northern Research Forum. 24 pp.

 

Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. 2013. “The Military as Nation-Builder: The Case of the Canadian North -- The 2013 Ross Ellis Memorial Lecture in Military and Strategic Studies.” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 15/1 (Summer). 1-32.

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS

Grants
Department of National Defence - Defence Engagement Program (DEP) Targeted Engagement Grant (2017-2018)

Research Grant (with Heather Nicol) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grant (2017-2018)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connection Grant (2016-2017)

Department of National Defence Defence Engagement Program (DEP) Targeted Engagement Grant (2016-2017)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant (2015-2018)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connection Grant (2015-2016)

Chanchlani India Policy Centre (2013-2014)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (2012-2013)

Munk-Gordon Foundation Arctic Security Program (2012-2013)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Public Dissemination Grant (2012-2013)

(with Rob Huebert and Suzanne Lalonde) ArcticNet (2010-2011, 2011-2015)

(partnership with Kitikmeot Heritage Society) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Research Development Grant (2010-2011)

(with Rob Huebert and Suzanne Lalonde) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Public Outreach Grant – Northern Communities (2009-2010)

(with Matthew Farish) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Research Development Initiatives Grant – Northern Communities (2009-2010)

(with Dr. Scott Sheffield) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2008-2011)

(with Dr. Matthew Farish) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2006-2009)

(with Dr. Matt Farish) Arctic Institute of North America (2004-2005)

 

Fellowships
Killam Visiting Scholar, University of Calgary (2017-2018)

Fulbright Scholar Center of Canadian Studies, The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. (2010)

Canadian International Council (2008-2009)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan Canada Research Chair (Native Newcomer Relations) (2003-2004)

 

Awards
Scholarly and Academic Book, Alberta Book Publishing Awards (2015)

Keith Matthews Award, Canadian Nautical Research Society (2015)

John Lyman Book Award, North American Society for Oceanic History (2015)

Arts in Academics Awards, University of Waterloo (2010)

Donner Prize (with Ken Coates, William Morrison, and Greg Poelzer) (2009)

Ralph Steinhauer Awards of Excellence (2001-2002, 2002-2003)

COURSES TAUGHT

HIST 103: Canadian History through Biography

HIST 380: History of the Canadian North: From Pre-contact to the Creation of Nunavut

LS 496: Special Topics in Legal Studies

PROFESSIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
The content that follows may only represent a portion of the Faculty member’s work.
 
Professional
Research Fellow, Canadian  Research Network for Terrorism Security and Society (TSAS), Waterloo, Ontario (2018-present)
Board of Directors, Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC), (2015-present)
Senior Fellow, Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary History, Trinity College and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (2015-present)
Research Fellow, Human Security in the Arctic (HuSArctic) Programme, Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Rovaniemi,  Finland (2015-2018)
Co-Director, Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Ontario (2014-present)
Co-editor. Documents on Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security series. Centre for Military and Strategic Studies/Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism/Arctic Institute of North America. With Adam Lajeunesse (2014-present)
Research Fellow, The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, Fredericton, New Brunswick (2014-present)
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Awards to Scholarly Publications Program Committee, (2013-2016)
Adjunct Professor, The Frost Centre for Canadian Studies & Indigenous Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario (2013-2018)
Editor, Arctic Security Working Papers series, Munk-Gordon and ArcticNet Arctic Security Projects, 9 working papers published (2012-2014)
Research Associate, Arctic Institute of North America, Calgary, Alberta (2004-present)
Research Fellow, Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary, Alberta (2004-present)
 
Administrative
St. Jerome’s University
President’s Nomination Committee (2015-2016)
Board of Governors (2014-2016)
Academic Planning Committee (2014-2015)
150th Anniversary Committee (2012-2013)
English Search Committee (2012)
Building Committee (2011)
Chair, Department of History (2008-2015, acting 2007-2008)
Legal Studies & Criminology Search Committee (2007)
Research Officer (2006-2009, acting 2014)
Undergraduate Academic Advisor (History) (2006-2015)
Academic Committee (2006-2015)
History Search Committee (2006, 2008)
Research and Scholarship Committee (2005-2010, 2013-2014)
 
University of Waterloo
Vice President Academic and Provost Search Committee (2013)                        
Senate (2009-2012)
President, University of Waterloo Undergraduate History Society (1996)