Tina Loo is a member of the Department of History at the University of British Columbia where she is the Canada Research Chair in Environmental History. She teaches introductory courses in the history of Canada and the global environment, as well as more specialized ones exploring the environmental history of North America.
Her most recent book is States of Nature: Conserving Canada’s Wildlife in the Twentieth Century (2006), which was awarded the Canadian Historical Association’s Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for the best scholarly book in Canadian History in 2007and the Harold Adams Innis Prize for the Best English-language book in the Social Sciences, awarded by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2008.
Tina Loo’s current research examines the social and environmental impacts of hydroelectric development after the Second World War, focusing on three rivers in British Columbia: the Nechako, Peace, and Columbia. It uses these case studies to explore the nature of environmental inequality and the challenges confronting those who sought to do justice to both the environment and the peoples sustained by it.
Loo has also been trained by former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore as a volunteer for The Climate Project Canada, which seeks to raise awareness about climate and environmental issues in Canada. For more information on this organization, visit their website at ClimateProjectCanada.org.
Website: history.ubc.ca/people/tina-loo or www3.telus.net/tinaloo/Welcome.html