Pat’s research focuses on three overlapping areas:

  1. the meanings that people take from their experiences visiting remote/peripheral/Polar Regions;
  2. the pedagogical approaches, such as experiential learning, that help people create action from these experiences, and;
  3. the linkages to global sustainability challenges that result when people change their values and behaviours.

Past projects have been funded by agencies such as:

  • The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Cape Breton University
  • The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)
  • The University of Northern British Columbia
  • The Lawson Foundation
  • The Council of 3M Fellows
  • Erasmus Mundus (EU)
  • The Nordic Council of Ministers (Nordregio)
  • The Canadian Rural Secretariat
  • Parks Canada
  • The Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
  • Antarctica New Zealand
  • New Zealand Post
  • Lincoln University
  • The Government of Nunavut
  • The Kingdom of Denmark
  • The City of Fort St. John (Northern BC)
  • Go2: The Tourism Human Resources Society
  • Aboriginal Business Canada (Industry Canada)
  • The Department of Conservation (New Zealand)
  • The British Columbia Ministry of Environment

Further details of my research can be found on LinkedIn, Research Gate, Academia, and Google Scholar.

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