Curriculum Vitae

Jeff Slack

EDUCATION

M.A., (History), University of Northern British Columbia, 2010

MA-Thesis: “The Repeated Discoveries of the Coast Mountains, 1858-1937,” (2010 projected completion). Supervisor: Dr. Ted Binnema.

B.A., (History), University of British Columbia / Concordia University, 2006.

D.E.C., (Liberal Arts), Heritage College CEGEP, 2001.

Graduated with academic distinction

Integrative Project: “The False Promise of Utopia in Post-Enlightenment Europe: History, Literature & Film.”

AWARDS

–         NiCHE Environmental History Slidecast Competition, 1st place. $1000 (2009). Entry title: “Through a Glacier, Darkly: Landscape and Culture in Chamonix, France.”

–         UNBC Research Travel Grant. $750 (2009).

–         Heritage College Millenium+1 Graduating Essay Competition, 1st place. $300 (2001).

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

–          “‘The Spirit of Adventure, the Lure of the Beautiful, and the Service of Science’: Scientific Fieldwork in Garibaldi Provincial Park, 1910-1942,” paper presented at the UNBC Graduate Studies Conference, Prince George, British Columbia, on 30 March 2010.

–          “Place-making in the Coast Mountain Range, 1904-1942,” poster presented at the UNBC Graduate Studies Conference, Prince George, British Columbia, on 30-31 March 2010.

–           “Vancouver’s ‘Alpine Playground’ and the ‘Mystery Mountain’: British Columbia’s Discovery of the Coast Mountains Through Newspapers, 1904-1939,” paper presented at the Qualicum History Conference, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, on 31 January 2010.

SERVICE

–          Guest Lecture: “Ethnicity, Space, and the State in Northern British Columbia 1860-1930,” HIST 407 (Gender, Ethnicity, and Class at Barkerville). UNBC Summer 2009, Professor Jacqueline Holler.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

–          Teaching Assistant: HIST 190 (The West and the World until 1660). UNBC Autumn 2009, Professor Jacqueline Holler.

–          Teaching Assistant: HIST 110 (Indigena). UNBC Winter 2009, Professor: Dr. Ted Binnema.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

–          Participant: University of British Columbia/NiCHE “Reaching a Popular Audience” Workshop, March 2010.

–          Blog: Mountain Nerd, mountainnerd.wordpress.com, started January 2010.

–          Research Assistant: Bill Glover (Independent Researcher); 1975 Asbestos Miners Wildcat Strike, Cassiar, BC. December 2009.

–          Participant: University of Alberta/NiCHE Banff National Park Research Trip, March 2009.

–         Volunteer: Salmon Forks Archaeological Survey, August 2007.

Director Timothy Light: Chief Archaeologist, Flathead National Forest, Montana

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

–          Fluent (written, read and spoken): English and French

PRESENT AND FUTURE RESEARCH PLANS

My primary research interest lies in the comparative and interdisciplinary study of mountain environments, particularly the relationship between cultural landscapes and public policy. In the future I also hope to work in the development of online networks and other resources which facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in mountain studies, and the communication of mountain research to the public-at-large.

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