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Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick
(Associate Professor)

Office: 5L12
Phone: (204) 786-9481
Fax: (204) 774-4134


B.A. (Waterloo)
M.N.R.M. (Manitoba)
Ph.D. (Waterloo)

Courses (2017-2018):
GEOG-1102(3) Intro Human Geography I
GEOG-1103(3) Intro Human Geography II
GEOG-3330(3) Research Methods in Geography
GEOG-3512(3) Human Geography of Northern Canada
GEOG-4450(3) Geographical Perspectives on Environment and Sustainability

Areas of Interest:
Cultural Geography
Northern Canada
Resource Management Geography

Research Interests:
Environmental assessment.
Governance of mineral development.
Independent oversight.
Place attachment in the Canadian North.
Social learning through public participation

Selected Publications:
Diduck, A., Sinclair, A. J., Hostetler, G., & Fitzpatrick, P. (2012). The place and potential of transformative learning theory in investigations of public involvement in natural  resource and environmental management. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

Fitzpatrick, P., Fonseca, A., & McAllister, M. L. (2011). From the Whitehorse Mining Initiative Towards Sustainable Mining: Lessons learned. Journal of Cleaner Production, 19, 376-384.

McAllister, M. L., & Fitzpatrick, P. (2010). Canadian mineral resource development:  A sustainable enterprise? In B. Mitchell (Ed.), Resource and environmental management in Canada: Addressing conflict and uncertainty (4th ed., pp. 356-381). Toronto, ON, Canada: Oxford University Press.

Fitzpatrick, P., & Sinclair, A. J. (2009). Multi-jurisdictional environmental assessment. In K. Hanna (Ed.), Environmental impact assessment:  Process and practice (2nd edition ed., pp. 173-192). Toronto, ON, Canada: Oxford University Press.

Shuwera, B., & Fitzpatrick, P. (2009). Through the ages: Sense of place in Caliento, MB. Prairie Perspectives, 12, 123-141.

Fitzpatrick, P. (2008). Complexity, governance and Canada's diamond mines. In M. Howlett & K. Brownsey (Eds.), The new staple state: Political economy and public policy regimes in Canada's primary industries (pp. 167-187). Toronto, ON: Emond Montgomery Publications.

Fitzpatrick, P., Sinclair, A. J., & Mitchell, B. (2008). Deliberative democracy in Canada's North?  The Mackenzie Resource Management Act. Environmental Management, 42, 1-18.

Moyer, J., Fitzpatrick, P., Diduck, A. P., & Froese, B. (2008). Towards community-based monitoring in the hog industry in Manitoba:  A paper submitted to the Manitoba clean environment commission. Canadian Public Administration Journal, 51(4), 637-658.

Sinclair, A. J., Diduck, A. P., & Fitzpatrick, P. (2008). Canadian experiences with learning for sustainability through environmental assessment. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 28, 415-428.


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