Publications and Presentations

Journal Publications

Baird, J., K. Belcher and M.S. Quinn. 2014. “Context and capacity: the potential for performance-based agricultural water quality policy.”  Canadian Water Resources Journal 39(4):421-436

Berry, M.N. (2015). “Sustainability as:” An analysis of the Alberta oil sands industry’s metaphorical discourse. Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development, 14(2), 46-70.
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Boschman, R., and Bunn, B. 2018. Nuclear Avenue: "Cyclonic Development", Abandonment, and Relations in Uranium City, Canada. Humanities 7(1), 5.

Boschman, R & Trono, M. 2015. Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Carlson, M., M.S. Quinn and B. Stelfox. 2015. “Exploring cumulative effects of regional urban growth strategies: A planning scenario case study from the Calgary Region of western Canada.” ISOCARP Review 11:[in press].

Garbutt, K., and A. Liboiron. 2016. Spatial Learning and Solutions for the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area Community Service Learning Student Vignettes, Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning (CaCSL)

Haddock, R. and M.S. Quinn. 2015. “An assessment of public engagement for access management planning in southwestern Alberta, Canada.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management [in press].

Haddock, R. and M.S. Quinn. 2015. “Recreational access management planning: understanding perceptions regarding public forest lands in SW Alberta.” Open Journal of Forestry 5(4):387-401.

Jakubec, S.L., Flessati, S., Currie, G., Gleeson, J., Szabo Hart, J., Mathison, B., Schow, E., Melrose, J., & Eirikson, A.D. (manuscript submitted for review). It was like coming home again: Planting seeds of wellbeing through an inclusive campus community garden project for older adults. Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture.

McNicol, B. 2014. “Influencing the Sovereignty of States toward Conservation of the Amazon Rain Forest.” World Geography: Understanding a Changing World”. On-line Essay, ABC-Clio. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.

McNicol, B. 2015. “Environmental Supply”,“Amenity Tourism”, “Growth Management”. In C. Cater & B. Garrod (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism. CABI International, Wallingford, United Kingdom.

McNicol, B. 2016. “The Concept of Environmental Supply in National Parks”. In S. McCool & K., Steven McCool and Keith Bosak (Eds.), Chapter 11. Reframing Sustainable Tourism, Environmental Challenges and Solutions Series, Springer.

McNicol, B. 2016. “Precautionary Principle and Tourism” In Jafar Jafari and Honggen Xiao (eds.) Encyclopedia of Tourism, pp.1200. Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-01383-1): [in press, Jan. 8th, 2016].

McNicol, B. 2016. The Sustainability of Commercial Tour Operations in Protected Natural Areas: Defining Categories of Environmental Supply Rev. Anais Bras. de Est. Tur./ ABET, Juiz de Fora, v.6, n.1, jan./abr. 2016 (Publicado online em 15/04/2016). 20-27.

McNicol, B. and Rettie, K. 2017. "Tourism operators' perspectives of environmental supply of guided tours in national parks". Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 21, 19-29

McNicol, B. and R. S. Glorisso. 2014. “Second Home Leisure Landscapes and Retirement in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Community of Canmore, Alberta”. Annals of Leisure Research, 17:1, 27-49.

Van der Byl, C. & Vredenburg H. 2015. The challenge of mission drift through growth in the hybrid organisation. International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management. Special Issue: Sustainability in Business Managing Organisational Continuity.

Van der Byl, C., and Slawinski, N. 2015. Embracing tensions in corporate sustainability: A review of research on win-wins and trade-offs to paradoxes and beyond. Organization & Environment. 28(1): 54-79. Special Issue: Review of the Literature on Organizations and Natural Environment: From the Past to the Future.



Liboiron, A., K. Garbutt, L. Moorman, and D. Hill (in preparation) User’s Manual for Esri’s Arc-GIS Collector Application (Esri Canada would like to publish this manual; it will also be used as a GIS laboratory resource at MRU)

Quinn, M.S., M.E. Tyler, E. Ajaero, J., Arvai, M. Carlson, I. Dunmade, S. Hill, J. McCallum, D. McMartin, D. Megson, G. O’Sullivan, R. Parks, D. Poulton, B. Stelfox, J. Stewart, J., C. Serralde Monreal, S. Tomblin, & C. Van der Byl. 2015. Landscape impacts of hydraulic fracturing development and operations on surface water and watersheds, submitted to the Canadian Water Network (CWN).


Book Chapters

McNicol B.J. & Glorioso R.S. 2016. Second home leisure landscapes and retirement in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Community of Canmore, Alberta in Trudie Walters & Tara Duncan (Eds.), Chapter 3, Second Homes and Leisure: New perspectives on a forgotten relationship, London, UK, Routledge. (ISBN 9781138928954).Originally published in a special issue of the Annals of Leisure Research.

Paskey, J. Creative Sentencing in Alberta. Fall 2016. Calgary, Environment in the Courtroom. Canadian Institute of Resources Law (CIRL). compendium of articles.


Magazine and e-newsletter Articles

Team Viper in the Artic. Colgate Scene. Winter 2016. URL link:

Haggarty, L. 2016. Field School in Chile: Sustainability and Indigeneity. Wallmapu quarterly newsletter. May 2016.


Conference and Public Presentations

Bennett, M., B. McNicol. The Value of Environmental Supply to the Business Success of Tour Operators in Banff and Jasper National Parks. Poster presentation at Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s Universities, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2016.

Braden Maybury et al. 2014. Eocene hot springs and high pCO2. Poster presentation at Geological Society of America annual meeting, Vancouver B.C.

Currie, G., Schow, E. & Mathison, B. 2016. Planting seeds of inclusion and sustainability: Findings from a participatory campus-community gardening project. Community Health Nurses of Canada Annual Conference.  St. John’s, NL., May 30, 2016.

Donelon, S., E. Halpenny, G. Hvengaard and M. Quinn. 2015. “How can Alberta be a leader in implementing the outcomes of the 2014 World Parks Congress?” Paper presented at Parks Forum. (Alberta Recreation and Parks Association), Canmore, Alberta, 12-14 March 2015.

Dwyer, A. 2015. Electoral violence and securities market responses during the 2013 Pakistan general election: Political risk metrics for the rest of us. International Security Studies Section / International Security and Arms Control Section of the International Studies Association, 8 – 10 October, 2015 Springfield, Massachusetts USA.

Hill, D. 2016. Playing Scientist: How Citizen Science Projects can enhance Undergraduate Science Education. Presentation at the Augustana Conference on Undergraduate Research and Innovative Teaching. Camrose, April 2016.

Hill, D., L. Moorman, A. Liboiron, J. Paquette. 2014. “Contributions to ecosystem health assessment in Calgary's urban natural areas through technology-enabled citizen science.” Oral and Poster presentations at Under Western Skies Conference session: Exploring PPSR. Calgary, September 2014. URL (retrieved August 2015):

Jakubec, S.L., D. Carruthers Den Hoed, C. McAllister, H. Ray, and M. Quinn. 2014. “The impact of inclusion in nature for people experiencing end of life: a narrative review.” Poster presented at the FHCS Research and Scholarship Showcase, Mount Royal University, 3 December 2014 [selected as best poster].

Jakubec, S.L., Szabo, J., Gleeson, J., Schow, E., Flessati, S., Currie, G., Eirikson, A.D., Melrose, J. & Mathison, B. 2015. Planting seeds of inclusion and sustainability: Findings from a participatory campus community gardening project. Revitalizing Recreation: ARPA Conference & Energinzing Workshop.  Lake Louise, AB, October 2015.

Kyle Plante et al. 2014. Eocene hot springs and high pCO2. Poster presentation at Geological Society of America annual meeting, Vancouver B.C.

Liboiron, A. “Mapping community bluebird survey trails in the Cross Conservation Area.” Poster Presentation at the 2nd Annual Faculty of Science and Technology Research Day, 27 March, 2015 [won the Environmental Sustainability Prize].

Liboiron, A. 2016. BirdBox – Collectors for Ecological Monitoring. GIS in Higher Education and Research. Presentation at the Esri Calgary User Conference. Calgary, May 2016.

Liboiron, A.E. 2015. Historic mapping of Bluebird trails surrounding the Cross Conservation Area presented as a poster at the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) conference. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, June 2015.

Liboiron, A.E. 2015. Mapping Community Bluebird Survey Trails in the Cross Conservation Area. Poster presentation at 2nd Annual Faculty of Science and Technology Research Day at Mount Royal University; winner of the Environmental Sustainability award.

McNicol, B. 2015. A Conceptual and Methodological Approach to Defining Indicators of Environmental Supply in Canadian National Parks. Presentation at Association of Internationals Experts in the Science of Tourism, Lijiang, China (Sept 2015).

McNicol, B. 2016. Connecting Park Managers and Commercial Tour Operations in National Parks. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2016.

Moorman, L., and D. Hill. 2016. Use of Geospatial Applications in Citizen Science Projects.  Presentation at the Bachelor of GIS Student Society Seminar Series, SAIT Polytechnic. Calgary, April 2016

Mountain, M. 2015. “Addressing uncertainties in hydraulic fracturing: A review of hydraulic fracturing management literature. Presentation at Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)”.  Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2015, June 15.

O'Connor, K., & Sterenberg, G. (2016, January). Pedagogy of Place: Promoting Relational Knowledge in Science Teacher Education. Presentation at Fourteenth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Waikiki, Oahu.

O’Connor, K., & Sterenberg, G. (2016, April). Developing a Pedagogy of Place in Science/Mathematics Teacher Education. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Paquette, J., Moorman, L., Hill, D., Liboiron, A. 2014. “Creating a HabitAPP to spatially enable citizen science. Presentation at Exploring PPSR session at Under Western Skies Conference. Conference Proceedings URL (retrieved August 2015):

Parks, R. (2016). Fishing for profits and navigating mission drift: Lost Creek Angling Co. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Edmonton, Alberta. (Van der Byl, C. first author)

Paskey, J. 2016. Creative Sentencing in Alberta. Presentation at Canadian Law and Society Association Conference. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2016.  Calgary, May, 2016.

Quinn, M.S. 2014. “Can we trust their data? Evaluating a citizen science program to monitor wildlife along a highway.” Paper presentation at Exploring Public Participation in Scientific Research. Under Western Skies Conference, Calgary, 9-10 September 2014, Calgary, AB.

Quinn, M.S. 2014. “Hydraulic fracturing: a multidisciplinary perspective.” Session chair at Under Western Skies Conference. Calgary, Alberta, 9-12 September 2014, Calgary, AB.

Quinn, M.S. 2015. “Connectivity and conservation design.” Invited public presentation for Rocky View County, Cochrane, 17 June 2015.

Quinn, M.S. 2015. “Cumulative landscape effects on cutthroat trout - evidence from Western Canada.” Presentation at Cutthroat Trout Workshop, Chain Lakes, AB, February 24, 2015.

Quinn, M.S. 2015. “Environmental risks and policy implications of fracking.” Keynote presentation at Memorial Presents. Tuesday, Corner Brook NL, February 10, 2015.

Quinn, M.S. and C. Van der Byl. 2015. “Fracking: What is it and should I be concerned?“ presentation at Create a Better Now, Student’s Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU), Mount Royal University, 14 January 2015.

Scherger, N., J. Hamilton, K. Boggs. 2014. “The Geological Bumble Bee Project: A Citizen Science Program Examining 70 Million Years of Climate Change.” Poster at Western Canada Citizen Science Conference 2014 Abstract.

Scherger, N., J. Hamilton, K. Boggs. 2015. Calgary Geological Bumble Bee Study.  Poster presentation at Annual Geological Society of America (GSA) Conference in Vancouver.

Schow, E., Szabo, J. Jakubec, S.L. Gleeson, J. Currie, G., & Flessati, S. 2015. “What if everyone is included in our community garden? Findings from a participatory campus-community garden development and horticultural therapy intervention study. CAFS Symposium- Capital ideas: Nourishing debates, bodies & minds, Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, June 2015.

Scott et al. 2014. Eocene hot springs and high pCO2. presentation at Geological Society of America annual meeting, Vancouver B.C.

Serralde Monreal, C. 2015.  Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Water Injection Through Regional Studies To Improve Public Relations and Long-Term Water Management Strategies.  Presentation at Canadian Shale Water Recycling and Reuse 2015 Congress, Calgary, AB.

Slawinski, N. and C. Van der Byl. 2015. Managing the coopetition paradox in alliance formation, full paper submission, Presenter and Facilitator at European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Athens, Greece, 4 July 2015.

Van der Byl, C. 2015. Collaboration for sustainability through research and community engagement.  Introduction to the Institute for Environmental Sustainability. REAP Calgary Sustainability for Breakfast Speaker Series, Calgary, Alberta, April 24, 2015.

Van der Byl, C. 2015. Enhancing the New Science of CSR, Business School Parallel Workshops, Workshop 1: Employee expectations in terms of executive compensation, employee satisfaction, customer empowerment and experience, and supportive attention to career development and international placement opportunities. Moderator at Ethicscan Upmanship Mount Royal University, 5 June 2015.

Van der Byl, C. 2015. Hydraulic fracturing policy and regulation: Knowledge gaps regarding landscape impacts. Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) Hydraulic Fracturing Forum, Calgary, Alberta, May 21, 2015.

Van der Byl, C. and H. Vredenburg. 2015. Capability reconfiguration challenges: A process study in Canada's oil sands, full paper submission, Presentation at 7th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies, Kos, Greece, 26 June 2015.

Van der Byl, C. and R. Parks. 2014. The Rhetoric of Fracking. Co-presenter at Dialogue Series. Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University, 28 November 2014.

Van der Byl. C. 2014. CSR 101, CSR Panel. Presenter and Moderator at Soul of the Next Economy Forum 2014, St. Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta, 4 October 2014.

Van der Byl., C. and N. Slawinski. 2014. Innovating for environmental performance: Managing the tension between competition and collaboration in alliance formation. For CMC (Carbon Management Canada) Conference, Banff, Alberta. 28 May 2014.

Van der Byl, C. 2015. Managing the coopetition paradox in alliance formation. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Athens, Greece. (Role: Presenter)

Van der Byl, C. 2015. Managing tension between competition and cooperation in alliance formation. Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference - Strategy Expanding: Making Sense of Shifting Field and Firm Boundaries, Denver, Colorado. (Role: Author and Presenter)

Van der Byl, C. 2015. Landscape Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing Development and Operations on Surface Water and Watersheds. Yellowknife Geoscience Forum, Yellowknife, NWT. (Role: Author and Presenter)

Van der Byl, C. 2016. Managing the Tension between Competition and Cooperation in Alliance Formation. Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference - Strategy Challenges in the 21st Century: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Coopetition, Rome, Italy. (Role: Author and Presenter)

Weckman, S., J. Wagar, K. Boggs, 2014.  Spring waters characteristics; Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area; Calgary, Alberta. Poster presented at 2015 Annual Geological Society of America (GSA) Conference in Vancouver.

Williams, A. 2015. Understanding the politics of sustainability and the Alberta Oil Sands: Metaphors of practice, processes, paradigms and things. 2015. Congress presentation at Canadian Sociological Association. Ottawa, June 2015.

Williams, A. 2016. Tar sands talk, dirty oil dialogues, and metaphors of sustainability: A review of the “mediated space” for understanding and experiencing the Alberta Oil Sands. Keynote talk given at the Rundle Summit, Banff, Alberta, February, 2016.