Graeme Wynn

Wall Associate


Professor Emeritus


Department of Geography





Geographic Location


Graeme Wynn, Professor Emeritus of Historical Geography, is an authority on environmentalism in North America and New Zealand. Forestry, agriculture and sustainability have been his main interests. He was the President of the American Society for Environmental History and recently authored a paper in Environmental History entitled “Framing an Ecology of Hope” (2020), which is of high relevance to the Emeritus cohort. In 2019, he co-edited The Nature of Canada, which includes 18 invited essays on the transformation of Canada’s environments.

Primary Recipient Awards

Graeme Wynn – Catalyst Emeriti – 2022

The Wall Catalyst Emeriti cohort meets monthly to share research experience and engage with guest lecturers on the topic of the Climate and Nature Emergency. They will generate op-ed pieces and/or manifestos in the public media and, where possible, reinforce local initiatives relevant to ameliorating environmental change impacts.

The cohort also engages with the general membership of the UBC Emeritus College by contributing to the College’s general programming which is also open to the general public.

Co-Principal Investigator Awards

Sverker Sörlin – International Visiting Research Scholars – 2015