Alex Latta

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Associate Professor Department of Geography and Environmental studies Faculty of Arts Global Studies Waterloo, Ontario alatta@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 3115

Bio/Research

I received my PhD (2005) and MA (1999) in Political Science from York University, and my BSc (1998) in Geography and Political Science from the University of Victoria.

Much of my past research was focussed in Latin America, especially Chile, but over the past five years I have shifted my...


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Bio/Research

I received my PhD (2005) and MA (1999) in Political Science from York University, and my BSc (1998) in Geography and Political Science from the University of Victoria.

Much of my past research was focussed in Latin America, especially Chile, but over the past five years I have shifted my work to Canada’s North. I have worked broadly in the field of political ecology, including ecological citizenship, water governance, Indigenous rights, and socio-environmental conflict around megaprojects (especially hydroelectricity and mining).

Through Laurier’s Cold Regions Research Centre, the Institute for Water Science, and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, I am Co-Investigator on several research projects in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Northern Ontario, with a focus on water, infrastructure-environment interactions, climate change, and Indigenous environmental stewardship.

I am currently Principal Investigator on a research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, focussed on the rising importance of Indigenous Guardians programs for environmental management and conservation. That work is conducted in partnership with Dehcho First Nations and, in collaboration with Co-PI Miguel Sioui, the Eeyou Istchee Cree Nation (Northern Quebec).


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Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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