Whitney Lackenbauer

Professor, St. Jerome's University

Biography

Whitney LackenbauerWhitney is a professor at St. Jerome’s University (University of Waterloo) who specializes in Arctic sovereignty and security issues, Aboriginal-state relations, circumpolar history, and modern Canadian military, diplomatic and political history

Education

  • BA (Hon) Arts Applied Studies Co-op Program, History, St. Jerome's University/ University of Waterloo, 1998
  • MA History, University of Calgary, 1999
  • PhD  History, University of Calgary, 2004

Research and teaching interests

  • Sovereignty and security in the Canadian North
  • Circumpolar relations
  • Native-newcomer relations
  • Northern history
  • Canadian foreign and defence policy
  • Civil-military relations
  • Environmental history
  • Indigenous peoples
  • World wars

Courses taught

  • HIST 103 Canadian history through biography
  • HIST 291: Canadian history through film
  • HIST 380 History of the Canadian North
  • HIST 389 Canada in world affairs
  • HIST 397 Independent study
  • HIST 403A Canadian history in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • HIST 403B Senior seminar in Canadian history: Research and methods
  • HIST 491 Independent study
  • HIST 605 History of Global Governance
  • HIST 610 War and society I
  • HIST 611 War and society II

Key areas of graduate supervision

  • Environmental History
  • 20th Century Canadian History (political, military-diplomatic)
  • History of the Canadian North/Circumpolar World

Recent publications

  • “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, forthcoming January 2018. (Edited with Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel.) 
  • Roots of Entanglement: Essays in Native-Newcomer Relations. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming December 2017.  (With Myra Rutherdale and Kerry Abel.)
  • China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, forthcoming November 2017. (With Adam Lajeunesse, James Manicom, and Frédéric Lasserre.)
  • One Arctic: The Arctic Council and Circumpolar Governance. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, 2017. (Edited with Heather Nicol and Wilfrid Greaves.)
  • Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Operations, 1945-2015: Historical and Contemporary Lessons Learned. Fredericton: Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, 2017. (Edited with Adam Lajeunesse.) E-book available online at http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/centres/gregg/what/publications/CdnArcticOps2017.pdf
  • HMCS Labrador: An Operational History. Arctic Operational History Series, vol. 1. Antigonish: Mulroney Institute on Government. (Edited with Adam Lajeunesse and Lieutenant(N) Jason Delaney.) 
  • 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, 2017. (Edited with Richard Goette.)  E-book available online at https://cmss.ucalgary.ca/sites/cmss.ucalgary.ca/files/dcass10.pdf .
  • 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, 2017. (Compiled with Kristopher Kinsinger.)  E-book available online at https://cmss.ucalgary.ca/sites/cmss.ucalgary.ca/files/dcass9.pdf.
  •  “‘Men of Frontier Experience’: Yukoners, Frontier Masculinity and the First World War.” Northern Review 44 (2017): 63-96. (With Peter Kikkert.)
  • “‘The Index to a Man’s Principles’: Dawson and the Canadian Yukon Patriotic Fund, 1914-1920,” Northern Review 44 (2017): 384-410. (With Peter Kikkert.)
  • “India and the Arctic: Revisionist Aspirations, Arctic Realities,” Jindal Global Law Review 8/1 (2017): 23-54. http://rdcu.be/qFoh
  • “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, forthcoming 2017. 116-58.
  • “Searching for Common Ground in Evolving Canadian and EU Arctic Strategies.” In The European Union and the Arctic, ed. Nengye Liu. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 119-71. (With Suzanne Lalonde.)
  • “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, 2017. 149-68. (With Peter Kikkert and Adam Lajeunesse.)
  • “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 / Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism, 2017. 46-78.
  • “‘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, 2017.  1-46. (With Ryan Dean.)
  • “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, 2017. 47-104. (With K.C. Eyre and Peter Kikkert.)
  • “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, 2017. 443-53. (With Adam Lajeunesse.)
  • “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, 2017.  112-38.
  • “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, 2017. 259-90. (With Matthew Farish.)
  • Conflicts and Agreements: Canada’s Foundations and Their Consequences, 1865-1949, ed. Daniel Heidt. Waterloo: Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism / Confederation Debates, 2017.  (With Patrice Dutil, Daniel Heidt, Jacqueline Krikorian, Marcel Martel, and Robert Wardhaugh.) https://uwspace.uwaterloo.ca/handle/10012/12061  
  • Two Years Below the Horn: A Canadian’s Experiences in Antarctica, 1944-46, by Andrew Taylor. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2017. (With Daniel Heidt.)
  • “The Canadian Armed Forces in the Arctic: Building Appropriate Capabilities.” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 16/4 (March 2016): 7-66. (With Adam Lajeunesse.)  Available online at: http://jmss.org/jmss/index.php/jmss/article/view/615/pdf
  • “Canada’s Northern Strategy and East Asian States’ Interests in the Arctic” in Climate Change and Human Security from a Northern Point of View. Edited by Lassi Heininen and Heather Nicol. Waterloo: Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism, 2016. 127-64. (With James Manicom.)
  • “Agency in High [Arctic] Modernization” in Many Norths: Spatial Practice in a Shifting Territory eds. Lola Sheppard and Mason White. New York: Actar Publishers, 2017. 331-40.
  • Two Years Below the Horn: A Canadian’s Experiences in Antarctica, 1944-46, by Andrew Taylor. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, forthcoming 2017. (With Daniel Heidt.)
  • 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, 2016. xxvii, 233 pp. (With Peter Kikkert.)
  • 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, 2016. xlix, 421 pp. (With Ryan Dean.)
  • “The Canadian ArmedJournal of Military and Strategic Studies, 16/4 (March 2016): 7-66. (With Adam Lajeunesse.)
  • “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, 2016. 74-99. (With Adam Lajeunesse.)
  • “Premier Partners: Canada, the United States and Arctic Security.” Governing the North American Arctic: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future
  • “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), 2016.14-31. (With Peter Kikkert.)
  • “Foreword,” The Historical and Legal Background of Canada’s Arctic Claims by Gordon W. Smith. Waterloo: Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism, 2016. i-vi.
  • “Canada & Russia: Toward an Arctic Agenda,” Global Brief (Summer/Fall 2016): 21-25.
  • “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, 2016. 50-54.
  • 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 on Foreign Policy and Federalism, 2015. xxxvii, 834 pp. (With Daniel Heidt.) E-book available online at http://cmss.ucalgary.ca/sites/cmss.ucalgary.ca/files/dcassv4.pdf.
  • Vigilans: The 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group. Foreword by Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper. Yellowknife: 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, 2015.
  • Le Canada et la transformation de l’Arctique : Souveraineté, sécurité et intendance. Montréal : Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2015. (With Franklyn Griffiths and Rob Huebert.)
  • Unfurling the Red 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, 2015. (With Ken Eyre.) E-book available online at http://cmss.ucalgary.ca/sites/cmss.ucalgary.ca/files/dcassv3.pdf.
  • 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, 2014. (With Peter Kikkert.) E-book available online at http://cmss.ucalgary.ca/sites/cmss.ucalgary.ca/files/dcassv2.pdf.
  • “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, 2015. (With James Manicom.)
  • “Agency in High [Arctic] Modernization” in Many Norths: Spatial Practice in a Shifting Territory eds. Lola Sheppard and Mason White. New York: Actar Publishers, forthcoming 2015. 331-40.
  • “Premier Partners: Canada, the United States and Arctic Security.” Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 20/3 (Fall 2014): 320-33.(With Rob Huebert.)
  • “Archipelagic Analogs? Indonesian Baselines, Canadian Arctic Sovereignty, and the Framing of Mental Maps, 1957-62.” International Journal of Canadian Studies 50 (December 2014): 227-52. (With Peter Kikkert.)
  • “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, 2014. 216-39. (With Peter Kikkert.
  • On Uncertain Ice: The Future of Arctic Shipping and the Northwest Passage. CDFAI Policy Papers. Calgary: Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute, December 2014. 12 pp. (With Adam Lajeunesse.) http://www.cdfai.org/idevicepapers/OnUncertainIce.htm
  • A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North, 1870-1942, by Gordon W. Smith, edited by P.W. Lackenbauer. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2014. Winner of the 2014 John Lyman Book Award (North American Society for Oceanic History) and Keith Matthews Award for 2015 (Canadian Nautical Research Society).
  • Blockades or Breakthroughs? First Nations Confront the Canadian State, 1970-2007. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014. (Edited with Yale Belanger.)  I co-authored the introduction (pp.1-50) and contributed chapters on “‘The War Will Be Won When the Last Low-Level Flying Happens Here in Our Home’: Innu Opposition to Low-Level Flying in Labrador” (pp. 119-65), “A Bridge Too Far? The Oka Crisis” (pp. 166-221), “The Tragedy of Ipperwash” (pp. 253-313), and “The Gustafsen Lake Standoff” (pp.314-55, with Nick Shrubsole).
  • 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, August 2014. 84 pp. (With Adam Lajeunesse and Ryan Dean.)
  • “Canadian Security and Safety in the Arctic: Probable Challenges, Practical Responsibilities.” Invited commentary for Canadian Naval Review 10, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 10-15.
  • “Sovereignty, Security, and Arctic Development.” Invited Homeward Bound commentary, Journal of Ocean Technology 9, no. 2 (summer 2014): 114-15. (With Adam Lajeunesse.)
  • “Canadian Responses to Asian Interests in the Arctic.” Invited commentary for Asia Policy 18 (July 2014). 22-29.
  • “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, 2014. 78-117. (With James Manicom.)
  • “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, 2014. 199-216. (With James Manicom.)
  • “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), 2014. 101-140.
  • “Leading From Above: The Royal Canadian Air Force and the Evolving Arctic Security Environment.” Guest editorial, Airforce Magazine (Winter 2014): 1-2.
  • The Canadian Rangers: A living history. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013. Shortlisted for the J.W. Dafoe book prize.
  • Canada’s Rangers: Selected Stories, 1942-2012. Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2012.
  • “India’s Emerging Arctic Interests.” Arctic Yearbook 2013 ed. Lassi Heininen. Akureyri, Iceland: University of the Arctic/Northern Research Forum, 2013. 1-24.
  • “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, 2013. 257-80.
  • “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 2013). 1-32. Available online at: http://www.jmss.org/jmss/index.php/jmss/article/view/522/509/
  • “The Chinese Pole,” Policy Options 34, no.4 (April-May 2013): 12-15. (With James Manicom.)
  • “Sentinels of Sovereignty: How the Canadian Rangers came to be the shadow army of the North,” Canada’s History (formerly The Beaver) (April/May 2013): 48-50.
  • “Sovereignty and Security in the Canadian North: (Re)Learning the Lessons.” Canadian Issues/Thèmes canadiens (Association for Canadian Studies) (Winter 2013): 7-9.
  • De-Icing Required: The Canadian Air Force’s Experience in the Arctic. Canadian Aerospace Power Studies Series No.4. Trenton: Canadian Forces Air Warfare Centre, 2012. (Edited with Major W.A. March.) I contributed chapters on “Sovereignty for Hire: Civilian Contractors and the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line” (pp.95-112, with Daniel Heidt) and “Inuit-Air Force Relations in the Qikiqtani Region during the Early Cold War” (pp.73-94, with Ryan Shackleton)
  • “Building on ‘Shifting Sands’: The Canadian Armed Forces, Sovereignty, and the Arctic, 1968-72,” in Canada and Arctic Sovereignty and Security: Historical Perspectives ed. P.W. Lackenbauer. Calgary Papers in Military and Strategic Studies. Calgary: Centre for Military and Strategic Studies/University of Calgary Press, 2011. (With Peter Kikkert.) 283-308.
  • “‘Use it or Lose it,’ History, and the Fourth Surge,” in Canada and Arctic Sovereignty and Security: Historical Perspectives ed. P.W. Lackenbauer. Calgary Papers in Military and Strategic Studies. Calgary: Centre for Military and Strategic Studies/University of Calgary Press, 2011. 423-36.
  • “Aboriginal Peoples in the Canadian Rangers: Canada’s ‘Eyes and Ears’ in Northern and Isolated Communities,” in Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture, Vol. 2 ed. Cora Voyageur, David Newhouse, and Dan Beavon. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011. 306-28.
  • “Polar Race or Polar Saga? Canada and the Circumpolar World,” in Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change. James Kraska. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 218-43.
  • "Sovereignty and Security: The Department of External Affairs, the United States, and Arctic Sovereignty, 1945-68,” in In the National Interest: Canadian Foreign Policy and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1909-2009, ed. Greg Donaghy and Michael Carroll. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2011. 101-20. (With Peter Kikkert.)
  • Canada and the changing arctic: Sovereignty, security and stewardship. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press (with Franklyn Griffiths and Rob Huebert, forewords by Bill Graham and Hugh Segal), 2011.
  • Canada and Arctic Sovereignty and Security: Historical Perspectives. Calgary Papers in Military and Strategic Studies. Calgary: Centre for Military and Strategic Studies/University of Calgary Press, 2011.
  • “Setting an Arctic Course: Task Force 80 and Canadian Control in the Arctic, 1948,” The Northern Mariner 21/4 (October 2011). 327-58. (With Peter Kikkert.)
  • “Mixed Messages from an ‘Arctic Superpower’? Sovereignty, Security, and Canada’s Northern Strategy,” Atlantisch Perspectief 3 (2011). 4-8.
  • “Arctic Security, Public Opinion, and the Canadian Agenda.” The Dispatch: Quarterly Review of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (Spring 2011). 17-18.
  • A commemorative history of Aboriginal People in the Canadian military. Ottawa: Department of National Defence (with John Moses, Scott Sheffield, and Maxime Gohier), 2010.
  • The Canadian Forces and Arctic Sovereignty: Debating Roles, Interests, and Requirements, 1968-1974. Waterloo: Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies / WLU Press, 2010. x, 368 pp. (With Peter Kikkert.)
  • “Mirror Images? Canada, Russia, and the Circumpolar World,” International Journal (Autumn 2010). 879-97.
  • “Our Living Homeland,” The Circle [World Wildlife Foundation] no.2 (2010): 26. With Bridget Larocque.
  • “Unstoppable Momentum: The Real Meaning and Value Behind Operation Nunalivut 10.” Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute Policy Update Paper (May 2010). With Ron Wallace. 10 pp.
  • “The Canadian Rangers: More than a Rifle and a Sweatshirt.” The Dispatch: Quarterly Review of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (Spring 2010). 13-14.
  • From polar race to polar saga: An integrated strategy for Canada and the circumpolar world. Foreign Policy for Canada’s Tomorrow No. 3. Toronto: Canadian International Council, July 2009.
  • “Research Note: The Role of the Canadian Armed Forces in Defending Sovereignty,” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies vol. 11, no. 3 (Spring 2009). 23 pp.
  • Journal of Military and Strategic Studies vol. 11, no. 3 (Spring 2009). Special issue: Arctic Sovereignty and Security: Past, Present, and Future.
  • High Modernism in the Arctic: Planning Frobisher Bay and Inuvik,” Journal of Historical Geography 35/3 (July 2009). 517-544. (With Matthew Farish.)
  • “The Canadian Rangers: Sovereignty, Security and Stewardship from the Inside Out,” Thawing Ice – Cold War: Canada’s Security, Sovereignty, and Environmental Concerns in the Arctic ed. Rob Huebert. Bison Paper 12. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Centre for Defence and Security Studies, 2009. 61-79.
  • Arctic front: Defending Canada in the far north. Toronto: Thomas Allen & Son Ltd. (with Ken Coates, Bill Morrison, and Greg Poelzer), 2008. Winner of 2009 Donner Prize.
  • “Carrying the Burden of Peace: The Mohawks, the Canadian Forces, and the Oka Crisis.” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 10/2 (Winter 2008). 71pp.
  • “An Integrated Approach to Canada’s Arctic?,” Behind the Headlines 65/4 (September 2008). 21-26.
  • “Arctic Front, Arctic Homeland: Re-Evaluating Canada’s Past Record and Future Prospects in the Circumpolar North,” Preliminary Paper, Canadian International Council - Foreign Policy for Canada’s Tomorrow (July 2008). 10 pp.
  • Battle grounds: The Canadian military and Aboriginal lands. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007.
  • Aboriginal Peoples and Military Participation: Canadian and International Perspectives. Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2007. v, 326 pp. (With Craig Mantle and Scott Sheffield.)
  • Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian Military: Historical Perspectives. Kingston: CDA Press, 2007. xxv, 267 pp. (With Craig Mantle).
  • Tommy Prince: Warrior,” introduction to a reprinted article in Canadian Military History 16/2 (Spring 2007). 69-80.
  • “Guerrillas in Our Midst: The Pacific Coast Militia Rangers, 1942-45.” BC Studies 155 (December 2007). 95-131.
  • “The Cold War on Canadian Soil: Militarizing a Northern Environment.” Environmental History 12/3 (October 2007). 920-50. (With Matthew Farish.)
  • “The Achilles Heel of Canadian Good International Citizenship: Indigenous Diplomacies and State Responses in the Twentieth Century.” Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 13/3 (2007). 99-119. (With Andrew F. Cooper.)
  • “Teaching Canada’s Indigenous Sovereignty Soldiers … and Vice Versa: ‘Lessons Learned’ from Ranger Instructors.” Canadian Army Journal 10/2 (Summer 2007). 66-81. A similar paper appears in Aboriginal Peoples and Military Participation: Canadian and International Perspectives ed. P.W. Lackenbauer et al. Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2007. 99-124.
  • “Soldiers Behaving Badly: CEF Soldier ‘Rioting’ in Canada during the First World War,” in The Apathetic and the Defiant: Case Studies of Canadian Mutiny and Disobedience, 1812 to 1919 ed. Craig Leslie Mantle. Kingston: CDA Press / Dundurn, 2007. 195-260.
  • “Indigenous Nationalisms and the Great War: Enlisting the Six Nations in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), 1914-17,” in Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian Military: Historical Perspectivesed. P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Craig Mantle. Kingston: CDA Press, 2007. 89-115. (With Katharine McGowan.)
  • “Canada’s Northern Defenders: Aboriginal Peoples in the Canadian Rangers, 1947-2005,” in Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian Military: Historical Perspectivesed. P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Craig Mantle. Kingston: CDA Press, 2007. 171-208.
  • “North American Aboriginal Peoples and Twentieth Century Warfare: An Analysis of the Historiography and a Research Agenda for the Future,” in Aboriginal Peoples and Military Participation: Historical Perspectives ed. P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Craig Mantle. Kingston: CDA Press, 2007. 209-231. (With Scott Sheffield.)
  • “‘A Hell of a Warrior’: Remembering Sergeant Thomas George Prince,” Journal of Historical Biography 1/1 (Spring 2007). 26-79. A similar paper appears in Intrepid Warriors: Perspectives on Canadian Military Leadership ed. Bernd Horn. St. Catharines: Vanwell, 2007. 95-138.
  • Kurt Meyer on Trial: A Documentary Record. Kingston: CDA Press, 2007. xii, 697 pp.(With Chris Madsen).
  • “‘Of Practically No Use to Anyone’: Situating a Rifle Range on the Fort William Indian Reserve, 1905-1914,”The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records 34 (2006). 3-28.
  • “Politics of Race, Gender and Sex,” in Aboriginal Connections to Race, Environment and Traditions ed. Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe. Winnipeg: Aboriginal Issues Press/University of Manitoba Press, 2006. 3-16.
  • “The Canadian Rangers: A Postmodern Militia That Works.” Canadian Military Journal 6/4 (Winter 2005-06). 49-60.
  • The Hidden Pierre Elliott Trudeau: The Faith Behind the Politics. Ottawa: Novalis, 2004. 209 pp. (With Richard Gwyn and John English).
  • “Partisan Politics, Civic Priorities, and the Urban Militia: Situating the Calgary Armoury, 1907-17.” Urban History Review 33/2 (Spring 2005). 45-60.
  • The Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line: A Bibliography and Document Resource List. Arctic Institute of North America, November 2005. 125 pp. ISBN 1-894788-01-X. (With Matthew Farish and Jennifer Arthur-Lackenbauer).
  • Entries for “Aboriginal Peoples and the World Wars” and “4 Wing Cold Lake/Cold Lake Air Weapons Range” in Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan (Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre, 2005). 9-10, 181-82.
  • “The Irony and the Tragedy of Negotiated Space: A Case Study on Narrative Form and Aboriginal-Government Relations during the Second World War.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association NS #15 (2004). 177-206.
  • “‘Pay No Attention to Sero’: The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Imperial Flying Training during the Great War.”Ontario History 46/2 (Autumn 2004). 143-69.
  • “The Politics of Contested Space: Controversy and the Construction of Currie Barracks.” Prairie Forum 28/1 (Spring 2003). 45-66.
  • “De-Distributive Decisions and Military Bases,” in The Government Taketh Away: Politics of Pain in the United States and Canada eds. Leslie A. Pal and R. Kent Weaver. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2003. 167-93. (With Lilly Goren.)
  • An Inside Look at External Affairs During the Trudeau Years: The Memoirs of Mark MacGuigan. Foreword by Paul Martin. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2002. xxiv, 208 pp.
  • Mackenzie King: Citizenship and Community. Toronto: Robin Brass Studio, 2002. xii, 256 pp. (With John English and Kenneth McLaughlin).
  • Canadian Military History, Autumn 2002. (With Chris Madsen.)
  • “Right and Honourable: Mackenzie King, Canadian-American Bilateral Relations, and Canadian Sovereignty in the Northwest, 1943-1948” and “Further Reading,” in Mackenzie King: Citizenship and Community eds. John English, Kenneth McLaughlin, and P.W. Lackenbauer. Toronto: Robin Brass Studio, 2002. 151-68, 244-50.
  • “Under Siege: The CEF Attack on the RNWMP Barracks in Calgary, October 1916.” Alberta History 49/3 (Summer 2001). 2-12.
  • “The Military and ‘Mob Rule’: The CEF Riots in Calgary, February 1916.” Canadian Military History 10/1 (Winter 2001). 31-42. A similar paper was published as “‘The Government is in no way responsible for the wrong-doing of its soldiers:’ Disciplinary and Legal Dimensions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Riots in Calgary,” in Perspectives on War: Essays on Security, Society & the State eds. C. Bullock & J. Dowding. Calgary: Society for Military and Strategic Studies, 2001. 75-91.
  • “Kurt Meyer, the 12th SS Panzer Division, and the Murder of Canadian Prisoners of War in Normandy: An Historical and Historiographical Appraisal.” Gateway 3 (University of Saskatchewan). March 2001. Online. 26 pp.
  • Relaciones Canadiense-Estadounidenses desde 1945” [“Canadian-American Relations Since 1945”] inCanadá, Colombia y las Américas, ed. María Teresa Aya Smitmans. Trans. Enrique Aya. Bogotà: Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2001. 79-111. (With Stephen J. Randall.)
  • “Soldiers as Liminaries: The CEF Soldier Riots of 1916 Reassessed,” in Canadian Military History Since the 17thCentury ed. Yves Tremblay. Ottawa: National Defence, 2001. 164-74. (With Nikolas Gardner.)
  • “Justifying Atrocities: Lieutenant-Colonel Maurice Andrew and the Defence of Brigadeführer Kurt Meyer,” inCanadian Military History Since the 17th Century ed. Yves Tremblay. Ottawa: National Defence, 2001. 553-64. (With Chris Madsen.)
  • The comparative politics of military base closures: A United States-Canadian case study of de-distributive decisions and domestic military bases. Canadian-American Public Policy No. 23. Orono, Maine: Canadian-American Centre, University of Maine (with Lilly Foren), 2000.
  • “From ‘Defence Against Help’ to ‘A Piece of the Action’: The Canadian Sovereignty and Security Paradox Revisited.” Centre for Military and Strategic Studies Occasional Paper 1 (May 2000). 24 pp.
  • “War, Memory, and the Newfoundland Regiment at Gallipoli.” Newfoundland Studies 15/2 (Fall 1999). 176-214.
  • “Combined Operation: The Appropriation of Stoney Point Reserve and the Creation of Camp Ipperwash.”Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 2/1 (Fall 1999). 29 pp.

Current projects

  • The Networked North: Borders and Borderlands in the Canadian Arctic Region. Edited book with Heather Nicol. Waterloo: Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism, forthcoming February 2018.
  • “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, forthcoming February 2018. (With Suzanne Lalonde.)
  • Whole of Government through an Arctic Lens. Edited book with Heather Nicol. Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, accepted, forthcoming 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, forthcoming 2017. (With Adam Lajeunesse.)
  • “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, forthcoming 2017. (With Adam Lajeunesse.)
  • “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, forthcoming 2017.
  • “Conceiving and Executing Operation Gauntlet: The Allied Raid on Spitzbergen, 1941,” Canadian Military History, accepted after peer review in July 2016, forthcoming Fall 2017. (With Ryan Dean.)
  • “The Territorial North and Canada’s Arctic,” in Borders in Globalization: Security Dimensions, ed. Christian Leuprecht et al. Submitted September 2016, in peer review with University of Ottawa Press. (With Adam Lajeunesse and Heather Nicol).
  • “Sovereignty, Security and Canada’s Northern Strategy under Prime Minister Harper.” Chapter for Canada’s Northern Strategy under Stephen Harper, eds. Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall. Submitted December 2016. In peer-review with University of Alberta Press.
  • “From ‘Defending Sovereignty’ to Comprehensive Security in a Whole of Government Framework: Government Narratives of Arctic Sovereignty and Security in the Harper Era.” Chapter for Understanding Sovereignty and Security in the Circumpolar Arctic, ed. Wilfrid Greaves and P. Whitney Lackenbauer.
  • “‘It is better to have a half loaf than none at all’: The Yukon and Confederation.” Canada’s Confederation Debates, 1865-1999, ed. Daniel Heidt, submitted to University of Calgary Press, August 2017, in peer review. theconfederationdebates.ca. (With Ken Coates.)
  • “‘A More Accurate Face on Canada to the World’: The Creation of Nunavut.” Canada’s Confederation Debates, 1865-1999, ed. Daniel Heidt, submitted to University of Calgary Press, August 2017, in peer review. theconfederationdebates.ca. (With André Légaré.)
  • The Joint Arctic Weather Stations: Sovereignty and Science in the High Arctic, 1947-1972. Writing in progress, manuscript for University of Manitoba Press. (With Daniel Heidt.)
  • Norwich Township at War: A Rural Community Experiences the First World War. Writing in progress, manuscript for South Norwich Historical Society and Norwich Historical Society. (With Jennifer Arthur and Peter Kikkert.)
  • Operation Gauntlet: The Canadian-Led Evacuation of Spitsbergen, 1941. Writing in progress, book manuscript. (With Ryan Dean.)
  • Operation Musk Ox: Creating the Military Arctic, 1946. Book manuscript, writing in progress. (With Peter Kikkert.)
  • The DEW Line: A Spatial History. Book under contract with University of Toronto Press, writing in progress. (With Matthew Farish.)
  • A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North, volume 2: 1939-45, by Gordon W. Smith. Edited book for University of Calgary Press.
  • Custos Borealis: The Military in the Canadian North, by K.C. Eyre. (Edited, with a foreword and extensive afterword.)
  • Liminal Citizen-Soldiers: The 1916 Canadian Expeditionary Force Soldier Riots Reconsidered. Book manuscript, writing in progress. (With Thirstan Falconer.)
  • Indigenous Perspectives on the World Wars: Letters in the Canadian Indian Affairs Archives. Edited book manuscript, writing in progress. (With Tim Clarke.)
  • Modern Explorers: US Maritime Operations and the Canadian Arctic, 1945-60.  Book manuscript, writing in progress. (With Adam Lajeunesse.)
  • Adventures Unlimited: The Diaries of Catherine A. Hoare. Edited book manuscript, with an extensive introduction. (With Corah Hodgson.)
  • Interesting and Pioneering … But Adventure Never: The NWT Memoirs of John Anderson-Thomson, 1944-82. Edited book manuscript, with an extensive introduction, writing in progress.
  • Times of Sorrow, Times of Joy: Joe Tedjuk’s Story. Edited book manuscript, with introduction, in partnership with Kitikmeot Heritage Society. (With Peter Kikkert.)

Awards and achievements

  • Primary Investigator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant (co-investigators: Daniel Heidt and Adam Lajeunesse) Project: Canadian-American Relations in the Cold War Arctic, 1946-72. 2015-18.
  • Primary applicant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grant. Project: The Confederation Debates, 1865-1949. 2016-17.
  • Primary Investigator, Department of National Defence Defence Engagement Program (DEP) Targeted Engagement Grant, Project: A Whole-of-Government/Comprehensive Approach to Defence, Security and Safety in the Arctic: Meeting Public Policy Challenges and Translating Theory into Practice. 2016-17.
  • Co-applicant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grant (primary applicant Dr. Heather Nicol). One Arctic? The United States and the Arctic Council. 2016.
  • Primary applicant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grant. Project: Understanding Sovereignty and Security in the Circumpolar Arctic. 2015-16.
  • Co-applicant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grant (primary applicant: Dr. Stephen Bocking). Cold Science: Arctic Science in North America During the Cold War, 1945-1991. 2015-16.
  • Alberta Book Publishing Awards: Scholarly and Academic Book Award for A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North: Terrestrial Sovereignty, 1870-1939, 2015.
  • Keith Matthews Award (Canadian Nautical Research Society) for A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North: Terrestrial Sovereignty, 1870-1939, 2015.
  • John Lyman Book Award (North American Society for Oceanic History) for Canadian Naval and Maritime History for A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North: Terrestrial Sovereignty, 1870-1939, 2015.
  • Honorary Lieutenant Colonel for 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, 2014-17.
  • University of Manitoba Libraries Archives & Special Collections, Dr. Andrew Taylor Northern Studies Award and Research Grant (co-investigator: Daniel Heidt). Project: Two Years Below the Horn book and website. 2014-15.
  • Co-investigator, SSHRC Insight Grant (primary applicant: Dr. Frédéric Lasserre). Project: La politique et les intérêts de la Chine dans l'Arctique, 2013-16.
  • Co-applicant, SSHRC Connection Grant (primary applicant: Dr. Heather Nicol), Arctic Security Whole of Government Research Workshop, co-hosted by Trent University and the Canadian Defence Academy. 2014.
  • Primary Investigator. Chanchlani India Policy Centre (CIPC) Policy Research Grant.  Project: India and the Arctic, 2013-14.
  • Primary Investigator. Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation Grant. Project: Arctic Peoples and Security, 2012-14.
  • Co-Lead Investigator, ArcticNet Research Grant (co-primary applicant: Dr. Rob Huebert; co-investigator Dr. Suzanne Lalonde) Project:The Emerging Arctic Security Environment: External and Internal Dimensions, 2010-15.
  • Primary Investigator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Public Outreach Grant  Project:Canadian Rangers: A Living History, 2013.
  • Primary Investigator, Centre for International Governance Innovation Grant Project:The Internationalization of the Arctic Council, 2013.
  • Primary Investigator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Research Development Grant (partnership with Kitikmeot Heritage Society) Project:Cambridge Bay/Ikaluktutiak: A Community-Based History, 2011.
  • Co-Investigator, SSHRC Standard Research Grant (with Dr. Scott Sheffield) Project:Aboriginal Peoples and the Second World War: A Comparative History, 2011.
  • Fulbright Scholar. Center of Canadian Studies, The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. Project: Sovereignties, Security and Stewardship: Canadian-American Relations and the Arctic, 2010.
  • Primary Investigator, SSHRC Public Outreach Grant - Northern Communities. Project: Arctic Front, Arctic Homeland: Practicing Sovereignty and Security in the Canadian North, 2010.
  • Arts in Academics Award, University of Waterloo, 2010
  • Canadian International Council Research Fellow. Project: Arctic Front, Arctic Homeland: Re-evaluating Canada’s Past Record and Future Prospects in the Circumpolar North, 2009.
  • Primary Investigator, SSHRC Standard Research Grant (with Dr. Matthew Farish) Project:The Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line: A Spatial History, 2009.
  • Donner Book Prize for best book on Canadian public policy ($35 000) for Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North with Ken Coates, Bill Morrison and Greg Poelzer, 2008
  • Journal of the Canadian Historical Association Prize, 2005
  • Arctic Institute of North America Research Grant (with Dr. Matthew Farish), 2005.
  • Canada Research Chair (Native-Newcomer Relations) Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan, 2004.
  • SSHRC Doctoral Research Grant, 2003.
  • Ralph Steinhauer Awards of Excellence, 2003.
  • Honorary Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarships, 2003.
  • The Queen’s Fellowship, SSHRC, 1999
  • Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), Memorial University of Newfoundland Essay Prize, 1999
  • University of St. Jerome's College History Award, 1998
  • Department of National Defence Learning Award, 1997
  • Killam Visiting Scholar (2017-18), Departments of History and Political Science,  University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor (2017-18), Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Ontario
  • Co-applicant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant (primary applicant: Kristin Bartenstein) Project: Navigating Canadian Arctic waters: Uniformity and Unilateralism in Law-Making in the Era of the International Polar Code. 2017-20.
  • Co-applicant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant (primary applicant: Jean-François Savard) Project: La perception des Autochtones des Forces canadiennes comme élément explicatif de leur faible représentation . 2017-19.
  • Primary Investigator, Department of National Defence - Defence Engagement Program (DEP) Targeted Engagement Grant. Project: Russia’s Arctic Interests: Implications for Canadian Defence, Security, and Foreign Policy. 2017-18.
  • Co-applicant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Grant (primary applicant Dr. Heather Nicol). Making Northern Borders Work: An Exploration of Regional Management, Policy and Practice. 2017-18.

Professional affiliations

  • Co-Director, Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism, St. Jerome’s University, 2015-present
  • Board of Governors, St. Jerome’s University, 2014-16
  • Chair, Department of History, St. Jerome’s University, 2007-15
  • Board of Directors, Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC), 2015-present
  • Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Calgary, Alberta, 2009-present
  • Adjunct Professor, The Frost Centre for Canadian Studies & Indigenous Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, 2013-present
  • Research Associate , Arctic Institute of North America, Calgary, Alberta, 2004-present
  • Associate Air Force Historian, Office of Air Force Heritage & History, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2013-present
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, 2004--present
  • Research Fellow, AsiArctic Programme, Fridtjof Nansen Institute and Institute for Defence Studies, Norway, 2013-present
  • Research Fellow, Canadian Army Studies Project, The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 2014-present
  • Consultant, True North Consulting, Otterville, Ontario, and KnowHistory, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Awards to Scholarly Publications Program Committee, 2013-2016

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University of Waterloo