Michael Ekers is an associate professor in the Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. He has been researching the British Columbia forestry sector for more than fifteen years and before that worked in the reforestation sector for nearly a decade. This work is published mainly in geography and agrarian studies journals. He continues to be preoccupied by unpacking the legacies of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo land grants.
David Fairey has been a labour economist and labour relations con-sultant for over forty-five years. He is a graduate of York University (Honours BA, 1972) and the University of British Columbia (MA, 1973). Throughout his career he has provided consulting services that include economic, labour policy, collective bargaining, labour relations, pay equity, and organizational research and advocacy for organizations in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. David has collaborated in publishing research papers and submissions on a wide variety of labour and employment law issues such as labour standards, labour relations, pay equity, construction safety, and migrant labour. He is a research associate of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Dave Hazzan is a PhD (ABD) candidate in history at York University, specializing in the history of Canada and its drugs.
Jennie Long is a recent MA graduate from the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Her thesis research examines gender-based violence in BC’s tree planting industry.
Ian Rocksborough-Smith teaches mainly US history at the University of the Fraser Valley. His research interests include the study of late nineteenth and twentieth century United States, public history, social movements, and histories of race, labour, religion, and empire in the Atlantic world. He has published in The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, and The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. He hasauthored a number of book reviews for various academic journals, including Reviews in American History and contributed recent op-eds to LABOROnline (LAWCHA), Canadian Dimension, and The Con-versation (Canada). He is the author of Black Public History in Chicago: Civil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War, published by the University of Illinois Press in 2018.
James Rowe is an associate professor of environmental studies at the University of Victoria. He is currently completing a book called Radical Mindfulness.
Karena (Kara) Shaw is associate professor in the School of Environmental Studies and a member of the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria. As a political ecologist, she researches and teaches about the social and political dynamics of environmental problems. Her current work, pursued in collaboration with students, fellow researchers, and community partners, explores how energy transitions can support communities that are more just, diverse, and thriving.