Sean Kheraj teaches in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. This fall he will begin a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia. This article is based on a portion of his dissertation titled, "Inventing Nature's Past: An Environmental History of Stanley Park." Currently, he is working on a new project on the history of animals in the urban environment in Canada. He recently published an article in the Canadian Historical Review, titled "Restoring Nature: Ecology, Memory, and the Storm History of Vancouver's Stanley Park," which was awarded the 2007 CHR Prize.
Jason R. Lacharite is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Northern British Columbia. He has written extensively on the impact of globalization and Internet technologies on the regulatory powers of the state in Canada, Australia and China. He is also interested in the extent to which internet technologies can be use to improve or strengthen 'democracy' in Canada.
Michael Vance is Associate Professor of History at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Along with his co-editor, Scott McLean, he has just completed an annotated edition of the unpublished memoir of the Scottish-Canadian poet and clergyman, Rev. William Wye Smith.
Dana Lepofsky is an Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dana conducts archaeological research in Oceania and the Pacific Northwest of North America. After 12 years of research with many communities in the Fraser Valley and lower mainland, she is embarking on a new collaborative project with TlaÂ’Amin First Nation on the Sunshine Coast. Her projects bring together researchers from several disciplines and from academic and First Nations communities. Community outreach is a major component of all her work.