Mobile Logo
Brescia logo tab

Dr. George Warecki

Dr. George Warecki George Warecki

Associate Professor of History
Office: Portable Office #3
Telephone: (519) 432-8353 ext 28239

Academic Background

  • Honors B.A., History, King's College, University of Western Ontario
  • M.A., History, University of Western Ontario
  • Ph.D., History, McMaster University

Research and Scholarly Interests

On July 1st, 2013, Dr. Warecki completed four years as Chair of the Division of Social Sciences. Having learned a great deal about people and processes in this administrative work, he now looks forward to devoting more time to teaching and research. Warecki specializes in North American Environmental History, particularly the history of wilderness protection and public parks policy. His current research examines the Ontario Government's Strategic Land Use Plan, 1970s-1980s.


  • History 1201E: Canada: A Survey
  • History 2205E: Canada From Confederation to the Present
  • History 3205E/4291E: Identities in Conflict: Canadian Social History Since 1800

Representative Publications

  • “Balancing Wilderness Protection and Economic Development: The Politics of Planning for Atikaki, 1972-1983,” Ontario History Vol. CII, No. 1 (Spring 2010): 56-77.
  • Review of Tina Loo, States of Nature: Conserving Canada’s Wildlife in the Twentieth Century (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006), H-Canada, H-Net Reviews, June 2008. view page
  • Book Review of Formidable Heritage: Manitoba’s North and the Cost of Development 1870 to 1930 by Jim Mochoruk (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2004), in American Review of Canadian Studies, Vol. 35, No. 4 (Winter 2005): 736-9.
  • “The Beginning of Wildlife Preservation in Canada, 1880-1920," in The Atlas of U.S. and Canadian Environmental History (New York: Routledge, 2003).
  • Protecting Ontario's Wilderness: A History of Changing Concepts and Preservation Politics, 1927-1973 (New York: Peter Lang, 2000).