Canadian Business and Environmental History Workshop Program, 22-23 May 2014

13 05 2014

Funding for this workshop has been provided by NiCHE and the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, and  L.R. Wilson/R.J. Currie Chair in Canadian Business History.

Venue: Rotman School of Management, 105 St.George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3E6, Canada

Local Organizer: Jessica Van Horssen,jvanhors@yorku.ca

If you wish to attend some or all of these sessions, please RSVP.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

9:00 Meet for Coffee, Introductions

9:15 Professor Chris Kobrak, University of Toronto, Welcome.

9:30 Overview of Workshop Themes, Andrew Smith and Jessica van Horssen
 

Presenter and Paper Title Commentator
Josh MacFadyen, Western, “The Business of Biomass Fuel in Nineteenth-Century Central Canada” Christine Rosen, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Amanda Robinson, York University The UAW Welcomes a Spectacular Landmark of Progress: Suburbs, Shopping Malls, and Automobility in “Canada’s Motor City” Christine Rosen, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

 

11:50 to 13:00 Lunch

13:00 to 15:00

Presenter and Paper Title Commentator
Kirsten Greer, Nipissing University and Andrew Smith, University of Liverpool, “An Environmental History of the Trade in Sugar between the Province of Canada and the British West Indies”

 

Christine Rosen, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Hayley Goodchild, McMaster University, “An Environmental History of Dairy Production in Ontario, 1860 to 1900”

 

Matthias Kipping, York University.

 

15:00 to 15:15 Coffee Break

15:30 to 17:50

Presenter and Paper Title Commentator
Stéphane Castonguay, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, “Private Enterprise, Hydroelectricity, and First Nations”

 

Jessica Van Horssen, York.
Mark Kuhlberg, Laurentian University, “Meshing Environmental and Business History in Ontario’s Pulp and Paper Industry, 1894-1932”

 

Matthias Kipping, York University.

 

Friday, 23 May 2014

10:00 to 12:00

Presenter and Paper Title Commentator
Dawn Berry, Oxford, “Flows of Environmental Knowledge From Alcan’s Greenland Operations: 1940 to 1945” Alison Kemper, Ryerson University
Andrew Smith, University of Liverpool “The Dominion Fisheries Act of 1868: a Hayekian Approach”

 

Pierre Desrochers, University of Toronto

 

12:00 to 13:00 Lunch

13:00 to 15:00

Presenter and Paper Title Commentator
George Colpitts, University of Calgary, “Accountancy and the Quantification of Environmental Data by Hudson’s Bay Company, 1821-1862”

 

Pierre Desrochers, University of Toronto
Jessica Van Horssen, York.  “Selling our land, tying our hands: the environmental history of Asbestos” Laurence Mussio, McMaster University

 

15:00 to 15:15 Break

15:15 to 15:45 Publication Planning Session

15:45 Workshop Concludes

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