Dedicated to issues of the Canadian North, professor Slowey awarded York-Massey visiting scholarship


York University Professor Gabrielle Slowey was awarded a Massey College appointment for the 2018-19 academic year.

“We are very pleased that Professor Slowey was awarded this honour,” said Robert Haché, vice-president research and innovation. “The York-Massey Visiting Scholarships represent an important opportunity for York researchers and academics to expand their areas of scholarship and contribution to their various disciplines in a broader context – the rich and stimulating community at Massey College.”

Massey College is an independent college situated on the University of Toronto campus. Visiting scholars will have a study space in the college and access to all the same privileges as the Massey College senior Fellows. Membership in the Massey Alumni Association is granted to visiting scholars at the completion of their program.

York-Massey Visiting Scholarship (2018-19): Gabrielle Slowey

Gabrielle Slowey

Gabrielle Slowey

Gabrielle Slowey is an associate professor in the Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, at York University. She also holds the position of director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York.

During her 2018-19 sabbatical leave, Slowey plans to pursue a major research project and prepare a book-length manuscript. The Politics of Knowledge(s): Extraction and Ecological Governance in Northern Canada will address public policy research questions not only specific to the Canadian north, but also relevant to Arctic nations’ shared challenges. It will answer important resource-related questions pertaining to the development of extractive resources, the rights of Indigenous peoples and the role of the environment in the decision-making process.

This research creates a rich starting point and foundation for the advancement of multi-ecology/comparative ecology research and analysis within academic and policy worlds, as well as within Indigenous communities across the circumpolar north.

About Massey College
Massey College consists of junior Fellows, made up of graduate students; senior Fellows, consisting primarily of faculty; journalism Fellows; members of the Quadrangle Society (leaders in business, the legal profession and philanthropy); as well as visiting scholars and alumni, of whom an increasing number come from York University. The college offers an extraordinary experience by providing a community that allows all members to expand their horizons academically, socially and culturally.

The York-Massey Fellowship and York-Massey Visiting Scholarships were open to full-time faculty members planning to go on sabbatical or other leave during 2018-19.