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.
Honours BA (History), MA (History): University of Windsor.
PhD (History): University of Toronto.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
Canadian science in national, international and global context.
Ernest Thompson Seton and the modern ecological outlook.
The physical world of Victorian Canadians.
Awards and Achievements
BOREAS (Histories from the North: Environments, Movements, Narratives) Program (European Science Foundation): principal investigator in the international Collaborative Research Project "Colony, Empire and Environment: A Comparative International History of Twentieth Century Arctic Science " (2006-11).
Student Opportunities / Supervising
Graduate student supervision in environmental history, history of science, history of culture and ideas.
Suzanne Zeller, “Reflections on Time and Space: The Nova Scotian Institute of Science in Its First 150 Years.” Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science 48/1 (2015): 5-61.
"Arctic Moment: The Nova Scotian Institute of Science's Halifax-Hudson Bay Axis during the 1880s," Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society 17 (2014): 57-91.
“Reflections on Time and Space: The Nova Scotian Institute of Science in Its First 150 Years.” Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science 48/1 (2015): 5-61.
Ronald E. Doel, Urban Wrakberg, and Suzanne Zeller, eds., Science, Environment, and the New Arctic (special issue of Journal of Historical Geography) 43/2 (2014).
“Recalibrating Empire: Humboldtian Climatology in the Reports of the Palliser and Hind Expeditions to British North America’s Great North West, 1857-58,” in Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas, ed. Vera M. Kutzinski, Ottmar Ette, and Laura Dassow Walls (Berlin: Verlag Walter Frey, 2012) 70-116.
Inventing Canada: Early Victorian Science and the Idea of a Transcontinental Nation, 2nd ed. (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2009)
Suzanne Zeller, “Environment, Culture, and the Reception of Darwin in Canada, 1859-1909,” in Ronald L. Numbers and John Stenhouse, eds., Disseminating Darwinism: The Role of Place, Race, Religion, and Gender (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) 91-122.