Wilson, Gary N.

Dr. Gary Wilson
BA (Hons) in Political Science (Carleton); MA in Russian and East European Studies (Toronto); PhD in Political Science (Toronto)

Gary N. Wilson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Northern British Columbia. His research focuses on governance and politics in the Canadian and Circumpolar North, and on the impacts of globalization and social change on communities in northern Canada and the Celtic periphery in Europe. He has published articles in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Canadian Foreign Policy, International Journal, Europe-Asia Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, Polar Geography and the Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism. Dr. Wilson is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) and the Associate Director of the Pacific-Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium.

Gary N. Wilson
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George BC, V2N 4E8

Research Interests

My research and teaching examines the remarkable resiliency and adaptability of regions and communities in the face of the powerful forces of global change. My work on Arctic politics and governance explores the multidimensional relationships that exist between Inuit regional governments and organizations, and non-Aboriginal governments at the provincial, national and international levels. I am also interested in the ways that small island regions, such as the Isle of Man in the British Isles, are protecting and revitalizing their indigenous languages and cultures in a world that is becoming increasingly homogenized. Closer to home, I study the impacts that global processes and changes are having on communities across northern British Columbia and other parts of the Canadian provincial norths.