M. Blake Butler


E-mail: mbutle32@uwo.ca 
Twitter: @M_BlakeButler

Thesis Title

  • A Wintry Mix: An Environmental and Cultural History of Winter in Twentieth Century Canada

Supervisor

Second Reader

Main Research Interests

  • Canadian History; Environmental History; Historical Human-Cetacean Relationships

Publications

In the News

Conference Presentations

  •  "When Nature Fails to Co-Operate: Snowmaking and Human Attitudes Toward Winter," Canadian Historical Association, London, June 2020 (cancelled due to Covid-19).
  • "When Nature Fails to Co-Operate: Snowmaking and Human Understandings of Winter," American Society of Environmental History, Ottawa, March 2020 (poster presentation - cancelled due to Covid-19).

  • "The Snow Beneath our Skis: Snowmaking, Climate Change, and the Environment," EnviroCon 2020, Western University, London, March 2020 (cancelled due to Covid-19)

  •  "Bombs, Bounties, and Belugas: Quebec's War of Extermination Against Belugas in the St. Lawrence, 1928-1938," Pathways to the Past, Western University. April 2019.

  •  "A Whale of a Tale: Narwhals and the Vancouver Aquarium, 1968-1971," Qualicum Conference, Parksville, British Columbia. January 2017.

  •  "The Blue, Yellow, Red... and Green: Student Environmental Activism at Queen's University during the 1960s and 1970s," Qualicum Conference, Parksville, British Columbia. January 2016.

Recent Extracurricular Involvement

  • Co-organizer, Canadian History & Environment Summer School (CHESS) 2020, London, Ontario (postponed due to Covid-19)

  • Student Assistant, Canadian Historical Association's Annual Meeting 2020, London, Ontario (cancelled due to Covid-19)

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