Current Lab Members

Aidan Gowland
M.A. student, UVic Geography
Aidan is a Master of Arts student in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria. Aidan’s research focuses on Indigenous access to public spaces, particularly National Parks, and how reduced access to (and jurisdiction over) these lands affects Canada’s compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. How, for instance, can reconciliation between Parks Canada and Indigenous nations be achieved while Indigenous territories are still legally under Parks Canada’s control? Aidan is also a co-chair of the Canadian Herpetological Society’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, focusing on making the applied sciences a safer and more comfortable space for queer, transgender, Indigenous, and POC practitioners. While currently situated in critical human-environmental-political geography, Aidan’s background is in history, political science, applied physical geography, ecology, and spatial analysis.

Christine Todd
Ph.D. student, UVic Geography
Christine is a Pakeha (settler), from Aotearoa/New Zealand, mum, and Ph.D. student in Critical Indigenous Geography. She has lived and worked in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, California, and Vancouver Island on the traditional territories of the Ngati Whatua, Yugambeh, Kumeyaay, Lekwungen, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Her research draws on Indigenous theory to reconsider the role of geography in the structured repossession of Indigenous lands, resources, and cultures. Christine is currently assisting on a GIF project looking at Indigenous actions and responses to Climate Change.

Marissa Weaselboy (Cree/Shoshone)
Ph.D. student, UVic Geography

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