Invited Talks and Presentations

Co-presented with Walter Bezha. “Dechı̨ta Nezǫ Gots’udı́ (Living on the Land in a Good Way): Decolonization, Indigenous Knowledges, and Risk Management Planning.” Workshop delivered at Wilderness Risk Management Conference, Portland, OR. 5 October 2018.

Co-presented with Nimisha Bastedo. “Taking Learning Out on the Land.” Workshop delivered at NWT Educators Conference, Mildred Hall School, Yellowknife, NT. 19 February 2018.

Co-presented with Walter Bezha. “Dechı̨ta Nezǫ Gots’udı́ (Living on the Land in a Good Way): Decolonization, Indigenous Knowledges, and Risk Management Planning.” Workshop delivered at Wilderness Risk Management Conference, Portland, ME. 3 November 2017.

Co-presented with Winter Haley. “NWT On The Land Collaborative.” Presented at Yukon Mental Wellness Summit 2017, Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, Whitehorse, YT. 4-5 October 2017.

“Writing Creative Non-Fiction.” Panel participant at Northwords NWT, Yellowknife, NT. 3 June 2017.

“A Week at the Races.” Presented at Why We Walk: A PechaKucha Evening, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NT. 14 January 2016.

Co-presented with Jill Gilday. “Removing the Brrr-iers to Winter Programming.” Workshop delivered at NWTRPA Annual Conference in Fort Simpson, NT. 7 October 2015.

“Canoe Sport, Colonialism, and the Politics of Place.” Paper presented at Contesting Canada’s Future at Trent University, Peterborough, ON. 21-23 May 2015.

“‘In Pleasant and Healthful Surroundings’: Canadian YWCAs and Summer Homes for Working Women at the Turn of the 20th Century.” Paper presented at American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. 18-22 March 2015.

“From Dining Hall to Gymnasium: Making Space for Active Women at Canadian YWCAs, 1888-1920.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport in Portland, OR. 5-8 November 2014.

“Canoes and Canoeing in Muskoka.” Presented at the Muskoka Lakes Museum as part of the “Free for 50 Lecture Series,” Port Carling, ON. 6 August 2014.

“‘everything has to be done decently and in order’: Canoe Sport and Governance in Late Nineteenth Century North America.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association at Brock University, St. Catharine’s, ON. 26-28 May 2014.

“Physical Activity and the Making of Young Women.” Paper presented at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women at the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. 22-24 May 2014.

“The Labours of Leisure: Work and Workers at the Annual Encampments of the American Canoe Association, 1880-1910.” Paper presented at the Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society Workshop at University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON. 22 November 2013.

“The Canoeists Come to Muskoka! August 1900.” Paper presented at the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre, Gravenhurst, ON. 27 August 2013.

“Physique, Strength, Grace, and Health: Physical Activity and the Young Women’s Christian Associations in Canada, 1870-1920.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Sport History at St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS. 24-27 May 2013.

“Thinking Outside the Box: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Graduate School.” Roundtable participant at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History in Toronto, ON. 4-6 April 2013.

“Mobile Habitations of Canoescapes.” Paper presented with Bryan Grimwood at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON. 28 May-2 June 2012.

“The Work of Play: Labour at the Annual Meetings of the American Canoe Association, 1880-1910.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON. 28-30 May 2012.

“The Canoe and the Woman: Paddling Against the Current of Social Convention in Canada and the United States, 1880-1950.” Paper presented at Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel, 1850-1950 at Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK. 13-14 April 2012.

“The Path to Publication.” Guest lecture in HIST 5003 – Historical Theory and Method at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. Fall 2011.

“Making a Home Away from Home: The Politics and Practices of Inhabiting at the American Canoe Association Encampments, 1880-1910.” Paper presented at Living Room Lecture Series, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. 5 October 2011.

“Celluloid Consensus: Film in the Age of McCarthy” and “The Counterculture: Alternative America: The Beat Generation.” Guest lectures in HIST 3904 – The Birth of the American Modern, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. Fall 2009, 2011.

“‘More of a grand camping-out party than a hurried regatta’: Space, Sport, and Sociability at the 1883 American Canoe Association Meet.” Presented at 15th Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. 4-5 March 2010.

“Getting Yourself Out There: A Primer on Conferences, Paper Presentations and Publication.” Guest lecture in HIST 5003 – Historical Theory and Method, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. Fall 2009.

“Poetic Placemaking: The Creation of Glen Bernard Camp.” Presented at Place, Space and Environment: History in the Making at Concordia University, Montreal, QC. 7 March 2009.

“‘A Recipe for Making a Most Delicious Summer’: The Experience of Nature at Glen Bernard Camp, 1922-1939.” Presented at American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting in Tallahassee, Florida. 25 February-1 March 2009.

“The Place of Nature in Ontario Private Girls’ Summer Camps, 1922-1945.” Presented at Common Ground, Converging Gazes: Integrating the Social and the Environmental in History at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France. 11-13 September 2008.

“‘We became people rather than women…’: Female Veterans, Memory and the Practice of Oral History.” Presented at Memory as Medium: Experience, Exchange, Representation at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. 13-14 March 2008.

“‘Once there was a camper…”: Mary S. Edgar, Summer Camp and the Gendering of Nature.” Presented at the 13th Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. 6-7 March 2008.

“Girls’ Summer Camps and Nature: A Case Study in Environmental History.” Guest lecture in HIST 2304 – Environmental History, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. Winter 2008.

“‘To rough it in the outdoors…would not have been becoming to a young lady’: Gender Ideology and Private Girls’ Camps in Ontario, 1920-1960.” Presented at Wasting and Wanting: Critical Conversations on Canada’s Environments at Trent University, Peterborough, ON. 11 February 2007.

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