Thematic Research Area
Regional Research Area
Ph.D., University of British Columbia 1990
M.A., University of Toronto, 1986
B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 1984
- Environmental History of Canada
- Canadian history
Loo, Tina Moved by the State: Forced Relocation and Making a Good Life in Postwar Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2019; 296 p.
Loo, Tina. States of Nature: Conserving Canada’s Wildlife in the Twentieth Century. Vancouver and Washington: University of British Columbia Press and University of Washington Press, 2006; xxiv; 280 p.
Selected Articles/Book Chapters
Loo, Tina, “The View from Jacob Street: Reframing Urban Renewal in Postwar Halifax,” Acadiensis 48, 2 (Fall 2019): 1-38.
Loo, Tina, “Questions of Scale,” in Colin M. Coates and Graeme Wynn, eds., The Nature of Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, On Point Press, 2019), 263-279.
Loo, Tina, “Political Animals: Barren Ground Caribou and their Managers in a ‘Post-Modern’ Age,” Environmental History, 24 March 2017, doi: 10.1093/envhis/emx027.
Loo, Tina. “Hope in the Barrenlands: Sustainability’s Canadian History,” in Stephen Bocking and Brad Martin, eds. Ice Blink: Navigating Northern Environmental History (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2017), 223-260.
Loo, Tina, “High Modernism, Conflict, and the Nature of Change in Canada: A Look at Seeing Like a State,” Canadian Historical Review, 97, 1 (2016): 34-58.
Loo, Tina with Meg Stanley, “An Environmental History of Progress: Damming the Peace and Columbia Rivers,” Canadian Historical Review, 92,3 (September 2011): 399-427.
Loo, Tina. “Africville: the Dynamics of State Power in Postwar Canada,” Acadiensis, 39, 2 (Summer/Fall 2010): 23-47.
Loo, Tina. “Disturbing the Peace: Environment and Justice on a Northern River,” Environmental History special issue on Canada 12, 4 (2007): 895-919.
Loo, Tina. “People in the Way: Modernity, Environment, and Society on the Arrow Lakes,” BC Studies, 142 and 143 (Fall and Winter 2004-2005): 161-191. Reprinted in Margaret Conrad and Alvin Finkel, eds., Nation and Society: Readings in Post-Confederation History. Vol. 2 of 2. Toronto: Pearson Canada, 2007.
2016: Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
2011: Canadian Historical Review best article of 2011 for “An Environmental History of Progress: Damming the Peace and Columbia Rivers,” with Meg Stanley.
2008: Harold Adams Innis Prize for the Best English-language book in the Social Sciences (for States of Nature) awarded by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
2007: CHA Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize (for States of Nature), awarded by the Canadian Historical Association.