Associated Faculty; Adjunct Professor, History
MA Memorial University; PhD McGill University
Rosemary E. Ommer is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Victoria, where she is also the university-wide SSHRC grantscrafter. She was the Director of ICOR at UVic, and P.I. of the Coasts Under Stress Project. She has formerly been the Director of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, and of the Institute for Social and Economic research at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She holds a PhD in economic historical geography from McGill University, an MA in historical geography from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and she researched and taught in Atlantic Canada from the early 1970s until 1997. She is the author and/or editor of several books including Coast Under Stress: restructuring and social-ecological health (McGill-Queen's Press 2007); Just Fish: Ethics and Canadian Fisheries Management (ISER Books 2000); Fishing Places, Fishing People: issues in Canadian small-scale fisheries, published by the University of Toronto Press in 1999, an interdisciplinary look at fisheries in Canada which she co-edited with Dianne Newell of UBC, and The Resilient Outport, ISER Books 2002, which contains the results of the Eco-research project at Memorial. She sat (2001-2009) on the international scientific steering committee (ISSC) of Globec - the global oceans ecosystem dynamics science research group, and was co-chair of their Focus 4 research group, which looks at the human dimensions of global ocean ecosystems. Her interdisciplinary skills have brought her to serve on Canadian Foundation for Innovation assessment committees, and she has also served as co-chair of Human Dimensions on the steering committee of the Canadian Global Change Program when it was in operation. Currently, she sits on the Board of Directors of Genome BC.