Professor Bonnell is an Assistant Professor of Canadian and Environmental History in the Department of History at York University.
She is the author of the award-winning Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley (University of Toronto Press, 2014) and co-editor of Historical GIS Research in Canada (University of Calgary Press, 2014).
The Great Lakes: A History of Water Quality and Water Politics
Professor Bonnell will explore the history of industrial and municipal pollution on the Great Lakes and its effects upon lakes' water quality, fish and wildlife. She will discuss the history of citizen activism and government intervention on the question of Great Lakes water pollution, including a view as to where things stand today.
This event is part of the Spring 2017 Speaker series.
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