Hometown: St. Thomas, Ontario
Research Supervisor: Dr. Jamie Baxter
Most generally, I enjoy studying the relationship between science and environmental policy. I tend to focus on international issues such as global climate change and their policy implications including the development of renewable energies. Currently my thesis work involves looking at the perceptions and realized impacts of wind turbines in rural Ontario.
Walker, C., Baxter, J. and Ouellette, D. (in press) Beyond rhetoric to understanding asymmetrical impacts of wind turbine conflict in two Ontario, Canada communities, Environment and Planning A.
Walker, C., Shrubsole, D. (2013) Collaborative Environment & Sustainability program Information Session, Department of Geography, Western University, London, ON (invited)
Baxter, J., Walker, C. and Ouellette, D. (2013) Living with Wind Turbines in Ontario: Health, Conflict and Policy, International Medical Geography Symposium, Lansing Michigan
Walker, C., Baxter, J and Ouellette, D. (2013) “Winds of Change”: Explaining Support for Wind Energy Developments in Ontario, Canada, Environmental Studies Association of Canada Annual Meeting, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.
Walker, C., Baxter, J and Oullette, D. (2013) Jeanne X. Kasperson Award Speciality Group- “Winds of Change”: Explaining Support for Wind Energy Developments in Ontario, Canada, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Baxter, J. Walker, C., Morzaria, R.,Ouellette, D. and Hirsch, R. (2013) Living with Wind Turbines in Ontario: Health, Conflict and Policy, Departmental Speaker Series - University of Guelph Geography, Guelph, ON. (Invited)
Walker, C. and Baxter, J. (2012) What smell?: Socio-political Factors and Ontario’s wind energy development, Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Waterloo, ON.
Walker, C. (2012) Workshop Series – Effective Presentations, Teaching Support Centre, Western University, London, ON. (Invited)
Walker, C. (2012) Your own pigs don’t smell: Wind energy and public opinion, 3-Minute Thesis Competition, Western University, London, ON. (Finalist)
Grants and Awards
2010-Present: Western Graduate Research Scholarship
2013: Jeanne X. Kasperson Award Hazards, Risks and Disasters Speciality Group Association of American Geographers
2010, 2011: Michael J. Troughton Graduate Scholarship: Sustainability research in rural Ontario
I really have enjoyed my experience at UWO. My advisor has been awesome to work with and
the Geography department as a whole is a very social group of
people. The 1st year retreat, "talent" show and Christmas trivia
night (just to name a few) allowed me to learn the fundamentals of
grad school while meeting a great crew of students, faculty and
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