NPAW 2020: Hot Lunch with Dr. Matthew Evenden, Associate Vice-President Research & Innovation

Date & Time

Monday, 21 September 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Online via Zoom


Postdoctoral Fellows Office



In celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, join Dr. Matthew Evenden, Associate Vice-President Research & Innovation, for a virtual hot lunch to network and discuss issues including finding your path, teaching online, equity, diversity and inclusion, and the job search in the post-COVID world.

This event is part of 2020 National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Click here for a list of all NPAW events!

Guest Speaker

Dr. Matthew Evenden, Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation

Dr. Matthew Evenden

Matthew Evenden is a Professor of Geography and began his term as Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation on October 1, 2019.

Raised on Vancouver’s North Shore, Evenden earned his BA (Hons) (First Class) at Queen’s University (1993) followed by an MA (1994) and PhD (2000) at York University. A specialist in environmental history and historical geography, he is the author of several books on hydro-electricity, fisheries and rivers, including the prize-winning Fish versus Power (Cambridge 2004), The River Returns (co-authored with Chris Armstrong and Viv Nelles) (MQUP 2009) and Allied Power (UTP 2015) on the growth of hydro-electricity in Canada during the Second World War.  For his scholarship and teaching, he has received the Rachel Carson Prize, the Clio Prize and the UBC Killam Teaching Prize. 

Evenden served as Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) in the Faculty of Arts (2015-2019), and Chair of Canadian Studies (2011-2015). He was also a founding executive member of the SSHRC-funded Network in Canadian History and Environment/ Nouvelle initiative candienne en histoire de l’environnement (NICHE).


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Due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, this session will be delivered online via Zoom. The following suggestions may help to improve the online experience:

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