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CURRICULUM VITAE

Kelsey M Johansen, PhD

Academic, Practitioner, Consultant

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Education

PhD (Tourism)

MES (Nature-Based Tourism & Recreation)

HBOR (Outdoor Recreation)
HBSc (Anthropology)
BA (Philosophy) 

Otago

Lakehead

Lakehead

Lakehead

Lakehead

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About Me

Kelsey is the Chair of the Trail Research Hub and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, at Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, Canada), and in the School of Tourism & Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University (Victoria, Canada). She completed her Doctoral Studies in the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand).

 

A summary of select elements of Kelsey's Curriculum Vitae (CV) is provided below; a full CV can be downloaded via the button below.

Work Experience

July 2020 - August 2022

Lecturer

Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

University of Waterloo

September 2019 - May 2020

Lecturer

School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Lakehead University

July 2016 - June 2019

Instructor II

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
University of Manitoba

May 2013 - June 2016

Tutor
Department of Tourism

University of Otago

January 2022 - April 2022

Lecturer

School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Lakehead University

January 2021 - April 2021

Lecturer

Department of Anthropology

Lakehead University

September 2022 - June 2023

Adjunct Lecturer

Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

University of Waterloo

September 2020 - Present

Chair

The Trail Research Hub

June 2023 - Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Royal Roads University

June 2023 - Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor

School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Lakehead University

July - August 2023

Visiting Scholar

School of Business

University of Eastern Finland

Sept 2011 - April 2013

Lecturer

School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Lakehead University

September 2023 - Present

Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Business

University of Eastern Finland

Education

2008

HBOR (Outdoor Recreation)

Lakehead University

Thesis: Defining Low Impact Diving Practices in Palau, Yap and Chuuk: A Case Study towards the Development of a Low Impact Diving Diver Education Model

2008

HBSc (Anthropology)

Lakehead University
Capstone: The Implications of Marine Salvage and Recreational Diving on Modern Underwater, Maritime and  Marine Archaeology

2008

BA (Philosophy)
Lakehead University
Capstone: Eastern Religious Traditions and Environmental Philosophy

2011

MES-NBRT (Masters of Environmental Studies in Nature-Based Recreation and Tourism)
Lakehead University
Thesis: The Effectiveness of Environmental Communication with Scuba Divers: A Comparison of the Curriculum of BSAC, PADI and SSI Open Water Diver Certification Courses

2022

Ph.D. (Tourism)

University of Otago

Thesis: Exploring the Culture of WWOOF Participation in New Zealand: An Ethnographic Approach   

Research Grants

2022

Trail Tourism Research Grant

Project: Trails and Social Enterprise Research Project

Funded by: Ontario Trails Council
Value: $2,500.00 CAD

PI: Kelsey Johansen

CIs: Kirsten Spence, Jane McCulloch

2018

Sport Support Research RfP

Project: Bilateral Agreement Outcome Study of the Sport Support Program

Funded by: Sport Manitoba
Value:  $20,000 CAD

 PI: Dr. Joannie Halas
CIs: Dr. Brian Rice, Dr. Heather McRae, Dr. Daniel Henhawk, Kelsey Johansen

2021

Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Seed Grant

Project: Nature Journaling and Online Experiential Learning Seminars: Fostering Place Attachment while Promoting Pro-Environmental Attitudes and Nature Stewardship among University Students using PebblePad

Funded by: Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo
Value: $7,492.36 CAD

PI: Kelsey Johansen

CIs: Natalie Chow 

2022

Research Assistant Funding  

Project: Trails and Social Enterprise Research Project

Funded by: Government of Canada SWPP
Value: $7,500.00 CAD

PI: Kelsey Johansen

CIs: Kirsten Spence, Jane McCulloch

2022

Hallman Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Health and Promotion 

Project: Trails and Social Enterprise Research Project

Funded by: University of Waterloo (Faculty of Health)
Value: $10,000.00 CAD

PI: Kelsey Johansen

CIs: Kirsten Spence, Jane McCulloch

2022

Provost’s Office Research Assistant Funding  

Project: Trails and Social Enterprise Research Project

Funded by: Government of Canada SWPP / University of Waterloo (Office of the Provost)
Value: $10,000.00 CAD

PI: Kelsey Johansen

CIs: Kirsten Spence, Jane McCulloch

Teaching Enhancement and Materials Grants

2017

Teaching Materials Support Grant

Funded by: Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba
Course: Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism

Value:  $250 CAD

 I:  Kelsey Johansen

2019

Practicum Facilitation Support Grant

Funded by: School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, Lakehead University
Course: Adventure Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation

Value: $800.00 CAD

I: Kelsey Johansen

Travel & Professional Development Grants

2022

Faculty Professional Expense Reimbursement (FPER) Plan             
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo

Value: $1,954 CAD

2021

Faculty Professional Expense Reimbursement (FPER) Plan             
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo

Value: $1,954 CAD

2020

Faculty Professional Expense Reimbursement (FPER) Plan             
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo

Value: $1,954 CAD

2019

Professional Development Fund                                                                     
Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management, University of Manitoba
Value: $2,950 CAD

2018

Professional Development Fund                                                                 
Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management, University of Manitoba
Value: $2,025 CAD

2017

Professional Development Fund                                                                 
Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management, University of Manitoba
Value: $2,025 CAD

2017

Research Development Travel Grant                                                Leisure Studies Association (United Kingdom)
Value: $300 CAD

2015

Doctoral Student Conference Support Grant
School of Business, University of Otago (New Zealand)
Value: $2500 NZD

2015

Otago Travel Grant
New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (New Zealand)
Value: $2200 NZD

2010

Student Travel Grant
Canadian Association of Geographers
Value: $600 CAD

2010

Conference Travel Grant
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU)
Value: $500 CAD

2010

Conference Travel Grant
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 3905)
Value: $600 CAD

2009 - 2010

Conference Travel Grant
Faculty of Graduate Studies, Lakehead University
Value: $1,000 CAD

Scholarships

2013 - 2016

International Doctoral Stipend                                              Graduate Research School, University of Otago, New Zealand
Value:
$75,000 NZD

2014

Fieldwork Funding Package                                                  
Department of Tourism, University of Otago, New Zealand
Value: $2,400 NZD

2010

Masters Student Graduate Funding Package                        School of Graduate Studies, Lakehead University, Canada

Value: $2,125 CAD

2013 - 2016

Doctoral Scholarship                                                                                Graduate Research School, University of Otago, New Zealand
Value: $18,000 NZD

Economic Development Grants

2021

Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF)                    
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

(On behalf of the Waterloo Cycling Club’s Hydrocut Committee)
Value:
$22,500 CAD    

2021

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI) 

Infrastructure Canada
(On behalf of the Waterloo Cycling Club’s Hydrocut Committee)
Value: $
15,000 CAD

2011

Celebrate Ontario Festival Development Grant
Ontario Ministry of Tourism & Culture
(On behalf of the Corporation of the Town of Marathon)
Value: $32,000 CAD   

Awards & Honours

2011

MES Graduate Student Civic Award
School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, Lakehead University
 

2021

Merit
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo

Value: $2,988 CAD    

2017

Palgrave Mcmillian Best Paper Prize

Leisure Studies Association, Annual Conference
Leeds Beckett University

Paper Title: 'Becoming WWOOFer, Being Me: Enacting and Embodying (leisure) Identities

Economic Development Grants

2021

Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF)                    
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

(On behalf of the Waterloo Cycling Club’s Hydrocut Committee)
Value:
$22,500 CAD    

2021

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI) 

Infrastructure Canada
(On behalf of the Waterloo Cycling Club’s Hydrocut Committee)
Value: $
15,000 CAD

2011

Celebrate Ontario Festival Development Grant
Ontario Ministry of Tourism & Culture
(On behalf of the Corporation of the Town of Marathon)
Value: $32,000 CAD   

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