Thunder Bay • Orillia

Northern Environments and Cultures Graduate Program Information

Graduate Co-ordinator M. Dowsley
Core Master's  
  M. Beaulieu (History),
  M.J. Boyd (Anthropology),
  A. Cornwell (Geography and the Environment),
  M. Dowsley (Anthropology/Geography and the Environment),
  J.S. Hamilton (Anthropology),
  M.E. Johnston (Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism),
  R. Koster (Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism),
  H. Lemelin (Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism),
  C. Levkoe (Adjunct to Geography),
  C. Matheson (Anthropology),
  C. Nelson (Social Work),
  F. Pendea (Sustainability Sciences/Geography and the Environment) - Orillia campus
  T.A. Randall (Geography and the Environment),
  R.S. Robson (Indigenous Learning),
  R. Stewart (Geography and the Environment),
  M. Tocheri (Anthropology),
  T. Varney (Anthropology),
  C. Wesley-Esquimax (Adjunct to Anthropology),
  B.A. Wilson (Geography and the Environment),
  K. Zaniewski (Geography and the Environment) 
Non-Core Membership   
  T. Gibson (Adjunct to Anthropology),
  N. Gupta (Adjunct to Anthropology),
  I. Lemee (Adjunct to Anthropology),
  F. Oliveira (Anthropology),
  G. Ross (Adjunct to Anthropology),
  M. Taylor (Adjunct to Geography and the Environment),
  R. Turvey (Sustainability Sciences/Geography and the Environmental) - Orillia campus


This is an interdisciplinary program designed to train graduates to investigate, understand and appreciate issues peculiar to northern environments and cultures. Graduates of the program will have the skills to meet the challenges of environmental and cultural issues faced by communities, industries and services in northern areas. The research focus of the program will be the boreal north - that area covered by the boreal forest and the ecotone between the forest and tundra - although research in the Arctic and far north will not be excluded. Areas in other parts of the world with characteristics similar to those in the boreal north will also be considered as appropriate locations for study.

The following Northern Environments and Cultures Graduate program offerings are available:
Each program is marked with a TB, O or W designation to distinguish where each program is available.
(TB = Thunder Bay campus, O = Orillia campus, W = online)

Master of Environmental Studies in Northern Environments and Cultures (TB)