Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I received my PhD in cultural and historical geography from Queen’s University in 2000 and my MSc in conservation forestry and Western African fire ecology from the University of Freiburg in 1990.
Prior to joining Laurier, I taught at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in the United Kingdom.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
My research examines the use of landscape imagery (forests in particular) in the formation and maintenance of nationalism and its symbols. I focus on the history of forests, foresters and forestry in 19th and 20th century Europe.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I am willing to supervise students in the areas of cultural and historical geography, forest history and environmental history.
Knox, Paul, Sally Marston and Michael Imort. Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context, 5th Canadian edition. (in press).
Imort, Michael. “Stumbling Blocks: A Decentralized Memorial to Holocaust Victims.” In Niven, Bill and Chloe Paver (eds) Memorialization in Germany since 1945. (2010).
Imort, Michael. “A Sylvan People: Wilhelmine Forestry and the Forest as a Symbol of Germandom” in Lekan, Thomas, and Thomas Zeller (eds) Germany’s Nature. (2005).