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P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Ph.D., is associate professor and chair of the department of history at St. Jerome’s University (University of Waterloo).  He is also co-director of the Emerging Arctic Security Environment project through ArcticNet and a fellow with the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute, the Arctic Institute of North America, and the Frost Centre for Canadian and Indigenous Studies.

Whitney has travelled extensive in the Canadian Arctic and broader circumpolar world and has served as a consultant to various government departments on Arctic security, sovereignty, and governance issues.  His recent books include The Canadian Rangers: A Living History, 1942-2012 (2013), Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security and Stewardship (co-authored 2011), Canada and Arctic Sovereignty and Security: Historical Perspectives (edited 2011), The Canadian Forces and Arctic Sovereignty: Debating Roles, Interests, and Requirements, 1968-1974 (co-edited 2010), and Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North (co-authored 2008, winner of the 2009 Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy).

Whitney was a Fulbright Fellow at the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in 2010 and a Canadian International Council Research Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in 2008-09.  His current research includes histories of Arctic sovereignty and security policies and practices since the Second World War, Aboriginal-state relations, and contemporary circumpolar affairs.  Web site: https://www.lackenbauer.ca

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EDUCATION
  • PhD, Department of History, University of Calgary
  • MA, Department of History, University of Calgary
  • BA, Honours Arts Applied Studies Co-op Program, History Major, University of Waterloo

Academic / Professional Awards

  • University of Waterloo Arts in Academics Award, 2010
  • Donner Book Prize for best book on Canadian public policy, 2008, for Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North (with Ken Coates, Bill Morrison and Greg Poelzer)
  • SSHRC, 2013-16, Insight Grant, “La politique et les intérêts de la Chine dans l’Arctique,” Co-Investigator
  • ArcticNet, 2010-14, “The Emerging Arctic Security Environment: External and Internal Dimensions,” Co-Leader
  • CIGI, 2012-14, Research Grant, “The Internationalization of the Arctic Council,” Principal Investigator
  • SSHRC, 2012-14, Public Outreach Grant – Northern Communities, “The Canadian Rangers: A Living History,” Principal Investigator
  • Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation Grant, 2012-13, “Arctic Peoples and Security”
  • SSHRC, 2009-10, Public Outreach Grant – Northern Communities, “Arctic Front, Arctic Homeland: Practicing Sovereignty and Security in the Canadian North,” Principal Investigator
  • SSHRC, 2009-10, Research Development Initiatives Grant – Northern Communities, “Modernization and Social Science in the Cold War Canadian North,” Co-Investigator
  • SSHRC, 2006-09, Standard Research Grant, “The Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line: A Spatial History,” Primary Investigator

Publications

  • 2014. Archipelagic Analogs? Indonesian Baselines, Canadian Arctic Sovereignty, and the Framing of Mental Maps, 1957-62.. 50 (forthcoming Fall ) (With Peter Kikkert).
  • 2013. Vancouver: UBC Press xviii 618 pp.
  • 2013. India’s Emerging Arctic Interests.. Arctic Yearbook ed Lassi Heininen Akureyri Iceland: University of the Arctic/Northern Research Forum 2013 24 pp.
  • 2013. The Military as Nation-Builder: The Case of the Canadian North — The 2013 Ross Ellis Memorial Lecture in Military and Strategic Studies..”The Military as Nation-Builder: The Case of the Canadian North — The Ross Ellis Memorial Lecture in Military and Strategic Studies” 15/1 (Summer 2013) 1-32.
  • 2013. Mirror Images? Canada, Russia, and the Circumpolar World.. In ed Barry Scott Zellen Calgary: University of Calgary Press 257-80.
  • 2013. https://www.cigionline.org/publications/2013/12/canada%E2%80%99s-northern-strategy-and-east-asian-interests-arctic>Canada’s Northern Strategy and East Asian Interests in the Arctic..
    “Canada’s Northern Strategy and East Asian Interests in the Arctic” December 2013 22 pp (With James Manicom).
  • 2013. https://www.cigionline.org/publications/2013/4/east-asian-states-arctic-council-and-international-relations-arctic>East Asian States, the Arctic Council and International Relations in the Arctic.. “East Asian States the Arctic Council and International Relations in the Arctic” no26 (April 2013) 12 pp (With James Manicom).
  • 2013. The Chinese Pole,. 34 no4 (April-May ): 12-15 (With James Manicom).
  • 2011. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press xxx 301 pp (With Franklyn Griffiths and Rob Huebert forewords by Bill Graham and Hugh Segal) Translated into French as Le Canada et la transformation de l’Arctique : Souveraineté sécurité et intendance Montr.
  • 2011. (Editor) Calgary Papers in Military and Strategic Studies Calgary: Centre for Military and Strategic Studies/University of Calgary Press ii 448 pp.
  • 2011. Polar Race or Polar Saga? Canada and the Circumpolar World,. in ed James Kraska Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 218-43.
  • 2008. Toronto: Thomas Allen & Son xiii 261 pp (With Ken Coates Bill Morrison and Greg Poelzer).
  • 1970. (Editor) Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State -2007 Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press forthcoming fall 2014 557 pp (With Yale Belanger).
  • 1968. (Co-Editor) The Canadian Forces and Arctic Sovereignty: Debating Roles Interests and Requirements -1974 Waterloo: Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies / WLU Press 2010 x 378 pp (With Peter Kikkert).
  • 1870. (Editor) A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North -1942 by Gordon W Smith Calgary: University of Calgary Press forthcoming June 2014 xxxii 573 pp.

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