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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
November 27, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
Brenda Murphy

Dr. Brenda Murphy

Graduate Coordinator, Associate Professor, Society, Culture, and Environment and Geography

Contact Information
Email: bmurphy@wlu.ca
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5718

Office Location: RCW 316

Personal Website: /homepage.php?grp_id=12610
Languages Spoken

English
French

Academic Background
PH.D. Geography, Resource Management, University of Guelph
BA Honours Geography, Minor Business Administration, University of Guelph
Biography

Dr. Brenda L. Murphy is an associate professor of Geography and Contemporary Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus.  She studies risk and resilience issues within the context of small, rural and remote communities and spaces.  Her research encompasses many hazards including tornadoes, water contamination, blackouts, and nuclear waste.  Most recently, through a study on maple syrup production, her work focuses on developing approaches to undertaking research across disciplines and cultures, particularly in the context of climate change.
Additional Information

Selected Publications

Murphy, B. L.,  (in press) Financial Recovery From Disasters at the Household Level:  Canadian Approaches,  Disasters and Emergency Management in Canada, online-textbook, Canadian Risks and Hazards Network.

Etkin, D. and B. L. Murphy (in press) Disasters and Emergency Management in Canada, e-textbook, Canadian Risks and Hazards Network.
Murphy, B.L., A. Chretien, and L. Brown, 2009, How Do We Come to Know? Exploring Maple Syrup Production and Climate Change in Near North Ontario, Environments 37(1), 1-33.

Chrétien, A. and B. L. Murphy, 2009, Métis Indigenous Knowledge, Environmental Impacts and the ‘Duty to Consult’: A Discussion Document, Governance Institute, Federal Métis Interlocutor Office, Ottawa, available at http://iog.ca/en/knowledge-areas/aboriginal-governance/aboriginal-policy-research-initiative

Murphy, B. L., 2009, Canadian Communities and the Management of Nuclear Fuel Waste in Nuclear Waste Management in Canada:  Critical Issues, Critical Perspectives (D. Durant and G. Fuji Johnson, editors), 130-149.

Murphy, B. L. and R. Kuhn, 2009, Siting and Issues of Justice in Nuclear Waste Management in Canada:  Critical Issues, Critical Perspectives (D. Durant and G. Fuji Johnson, editors), 150-167.

Etkin, D., B. L. Murphy and L. Pierce, 2007, Theory and Practice of Hazards and Emergency Management in Canada, Preface, International Journal of Emergency Management, 4, 119-122.

Bentley, D.  and B. L. Murphy, 2007 Power, Praxis and the Métis of Kelly Lake, Alberta, Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 27.

Murphy, B. L.,  2007,  Locating Social Capital in Resilient Community-Level Emergency Management, Natural Hazards, 41, 297-315.

Other Work

Murphy, B. L., A. Chrétien and L. Brown, 2009, Maple Syrup Production and Climate Change in the Near North:  Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Perspectives, Aboriginal Policy Conference, Ottawa, ON, March.

Murphy, B. L. and R. Kuhn 2006, Scaling Environment Justice:  The Case of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Values in Decisions on Risk (VALDOR) Stockholm Sweden, May 2006.

R. G. Kuhn and B. L. Murphy 2006, Environmental Justice, Place and Nuclear Fuel Waste Management in Canada, Values in Decisions on Risk (VALDOR ) Stockholm Sweden, May 2006.


Murphy, B. L. and A. Stanley 2006, The Voluntary Siting Model:  Implications for Environmental Justice, 11th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference (IHLRWM), Las Vegas Nevada, April 30th – May 3, 2006, 1180-186.

Murphy, B. L. (2010) Faculty’s Role in Campus Security, Safety Net, Wilfrid Laurier University 5 (1), 1.

Murphy, B. L., 2010, Household Economic Disaster Recovery: Canadian Approaches, HazNet, Canadian Risk and Hazards Network, 1 (2), 28-29.

Murphy, B. L., A. Chrétien and L. Brown, 2009, Maple Syrup Production and Climate Change, Ontario Maple Mainline, Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association Newsletter, Spring, 6-8.

Murphy, B. L. 2005, The New Normal: Promoting Self-Protective Behaviour, Emergency Management Canada 1, 14-16.


Lamhonwah, D., B. L. Murphy and L. Brown, 2011. A GIS-Based Approach to Projecting Responses of Sugar Maples to Climate Change In Ontario, Canada: Final Results, Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference, May, University of Calgary, Alberta (abstract accepted).

Murphy, B. L., A. Chretien and L. Brown 2011, Non-Timber Forest Products, Maple Syrup and Climate Change, 1st Annual Rural Research Workshop, May 5, Ottawa, Ontario (abstract accepted).

Lawless, J., S. Ahmed and B. L. Murphy  2010, Climate Change and the Stories We Tell, Grand River Forum Faculty Conference, October 20, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus.

Murphy, B. L., A. Chretien and L. Brown 2010, Community Wellbeing, Climate Change and the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival: Tapping into Resiliency, Annual meeting of the International Maple Syrup Institute and the North American Maple Syrup Council, October 20-23, Stratford, Ontario, Poster.

Murphy, B. L. and A. Chretien 2010, Moving Beyond Interdisciplinarity: Academic Reflexivity in an Inter-Epistemological Research Program, Celebrating Indigenous Knowledges: Peoples, Lands, and Cultures, Trent University, June.

Murphy, B. L. and R. Kuhn 2006, Community: Defining the Concept and its Implications, report completed for the Canadian Nuclear Waste Management Organisation, Toronto. Available at: http://www.nwmo.ca/uploads_managed/MediaFiles/191_NWMOSR-2006-02_Community_Defining_the_Concept.pdf

Murphy, B. L., L. Falkiner, G. McBean, A. H. Dolan and P. Kovacs 2005, Enhancing Local Level Emergency Management: The Influence of Disaster Experience and the Role of Households and Neighbourhoods, Final report for the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, available at http://www.iclr.org/images/Enhancing_local_level_emergency_management.pdf

Murphy, B. L. 2004 Emergency Management and the August 14th, 2003 Blackout, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, Report #40, available at http://www.iclr.org/images/Emergency_Management_and_the_August_14th_2003_Blackout.pdf

Kuhn, R. and B L. Murphy 2003, Economic Regions, Consultant’s report completed for the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, available at http://www.nwmo.ca/uploads_managed/MediaFiles/488_51_NWMO_background_paper.pdf