Experience

Program Manager – Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Vancouver, Canada
2017 – present
Ambassador – Sattva Climbing, Calgary, Canada
2017 – present
Project Specialist – Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Vancouver, Canada
2015 – 2017
Post-Graduate Research Fellow (doctoral) – Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Vancouver, Canada
2014 – 2015
Climbing Gym Coordinator/Coach – The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
3+ years
Rock Climbing Instructor/Coordinator – Calgary, Canada
10+ years
English Tutor – Tokyo and Sapporo, Japan
3 years

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – History
University of Waterloo, Canada, 2014
Certificate – Aboriginal Leadership, Management and Governance Excellence
The Banff Centre, Canada
Master of Arts (MA) – History
University of Waterloo, Canada
Bachelor of Arts (BA) – with Distinction, East Asian Studies
University of Calgary, Canada

Diploma – Japanese Culture and Language
Hokkaido University of Education Sapporo, Japan

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Publications

“Pacific Partnerships: Connecting Indigenous People in Canada to Opportunities in Asia.” Vancouver: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 2017

Project management, editor, research, and writing: “The Asia Factor in Atlantic Canada” Project Reports. Vancouver: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 2016. A series with eight reports; varying lengths between 4 and 56 pp.

Contributor: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. “Understanding Asia in 2030.” Vancouver: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 2016. 70 pp.

“Celebrating Friendship Across the Pacific: The 50th Anniversary of the Burnaby – Kushiro Sister City Relationship.” Vancouver: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 2015

“Chapter 9: The Cold War, the San Francisco System and Indigenous Peoples.” In  Kimie Hara, ed. The San Francisco System and Its Legacies: Continuation, Transformation and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific. London: Routledge, 2015. Pp. 183-199.

East Asia–Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security, and International Politics, Part I Academic Workshop, Workshop Report. Belair Centre Series, Keiko and Charles Belair Centre for East Asian Studies, Renison University College, University of Waterloo, 2013. 15 pp.

East Asia–Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security, and International Politics, Part II Policy Workshop, Workshop Report. Belair Centre Series, Keiko and Charles Belair Centre for East Asian Studies, Renison University College, University of Waterloo, 2013. 8 pp.

“Chapter 7: The Indigenous Ainu of Japan at the Time of the Åland Settlement.” In  Kimie Hara and Geoffrey Jukes, eds. Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific Regional Conflicts and the Åland Experience: Untying the Kurillian Knot. London: Routledge, 2009. Pp. 94-105.

The Indigenous Ainu and the Northern Territories Dispute. VDM Publishers, 2008. 154 pp.

New Initiatives for Solving the Northern Territories Issue between Japan and Russia: An Inspiration from the Åland Experience: Conference Report. East Asian Studies Centre, Renison, University of  Waterloo, 2007. 32 pp.

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Awards

Post-Graduate Research Fellowship, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral
President’s Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Doctoral
President’s Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Masters
President’s Graduate Scholarship, Masters
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Masters (declined)
Balsillie Fellowship, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Graduate Entrance Scholarship
Hugh MacKinnon Graduate Scholarship
Exchange Student Scholarship (Japan)
Alberta Transportation Grant
Spartan Controls Higher Education Award

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Conferences / Seminars

Invited Paper Presentation: “Meiji Inspired Diplomacy and Politics for Japan’s Future,” Japan’s Future: International Reflections on the Prospects for a “New Meiji” Transformation – Japan Futures Initiative (JFI) and European Japan Advanced Research Network (EJARN) Joint Conference, Narita, Japan (December 11-12, 2016)

Paper Presentation: “Japan’s International Twinning (Sister) Relationships,” Japan Studies Association of Canada, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (October 14, 2016)

Paper Presentation: “Convergence of State and Non-State Borders: The Indigenous Factor of East Asian Engagement with the Arctic,” Association of Borderlands Studies, Portland, United States (April 8-11, 2015)

Invited Conference Committee and Participant: Rise of the Fourth World: The Internationalization of Indigenous Rights Conference, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada (June 11-13, 2014)

Invited Participant: Japan’s Next Economy Workshop, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (March 12-13, 2014)

Paper Presentation: “Visual Celebration of Modernity in Hokkaido,” Japan Studies Association of Canada, University of Saskatchewan, Canada (October 3-6, 2013)

Paper Presentation: “Global Indigenous History through the Lens of the Cold War Nuclear Arms Race,” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada (June 13, 2013) – shortlisted for best paper and presentation

Invited Participant and Rapporteur: East Asia – Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics: Part I: Academic Workshop & Part II: Policy Workshop, Whitehorse and Waterloo, Canada (March 2-5, 2013)

Guest Lecture: “Post-1945 Indigeneity in Asia Pacific,” History 391: Global Indigenous History, University of Waterloo, Canada (March 2013)

Guest Lecture: “Japan’s Indigenous Peoples since World War Two,” East Asian Studies 201: East Asian Culture, Renison, University of Waterloo, Canada (March 2012)

Guest Lecture: “Indigenous Peoples and International Relations in East Asia,” East Asian Studies 277, Renison, University of Waterloo, Canada (2011)

Paper Presentation: “Cold War and Indigenous Peoples in Southeast Asia,” Canadian Asian Studies Association, Southeast Asian Council, Munk School of Global Affairs, Toronto, Canada (October 2011)

Paper Presentation: “Indigeneity and the Cold War in Japan,” Japan Studies Association of Canada, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada (August 2011)

Invited Presentation: “Goal Setting with Young Climbers,” Banff Coaching Conference, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada (2010)

Co-creator, -Organizer, Facilitator and Speaker: Banff Youth Climbing and Coaching Conference, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada (2009)

Co-creator, -Organizer, Facilitator and Speaker: Banff Youth Climbing and Coaching Conference, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada (2008)

Paper Presentation: “The Indigenous Ainu at the Time of the Åland Island Settlement,” Japan Studies Association of Canada, Waterloo, Canada (2008)

Co-creator, -Organizer, Facilitator and Speaker:Banff Youth Competition Climbing Conference, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada (2008)

Presentation: “The Ainu of Japan,” Aboriginal Arts Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada (2008)

Invited Paper Presentation: “The Indigenous Ainu and the ‘Northern Territories’ Dispute,” Asia-Pacific Studies Seminar, Renison College/University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada (2007)

Guest Lecture: “The Indigenous Ainu of Japan: Challenging Japanese Colonial Understanding,” Geography 212: Japan and the Pacific Rim, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada (2006)

Invited Participant and Rapporteur: New Initiatives for Solving the Northern Territories Issue between Japan and Russia: An Inspiration from the Åland Experiencee, Mariehamn, Åland, Finland (2006)

Paper Presentation: “Japanese Concept of Self in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language,” (with Dr. Lloyd Sciban) East Asia Council – Japanese Studies Association of Canada Joint Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (2005)

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Papers

“The Indigenous Factor of East Asian Engagement with the Canadian Arctic” © Scott Harrison 2015

“Challenge to the Indian Act in 1973” © Scott Harrison 2006 (PDF)

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Photodocumentation

Workshops: East Asia–Arctic Relations in Whitehorse and Waterloo, Canada (2013)

Collaborative Music Project: Strings & Serpents, California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, USA (2012)

Conference: Third International Forum for Peace and Prosperity in Northeast Asia, Sixty Years of the San Francisco System: Continuation, Transformation, and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific, Waterloo, Canada (2012)

Conference: Banff Coaching Conference at The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada (2008, 2009)

Workshop: New Initiatives for Solving the Northern Territories Issue between Japan and Russia: An Inspiration from the Åland Experience in Mariehamn, Finland (2006)

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Translations / Research

Research Assistant, History, University of Waterloo, Canada
Research Assistant, Political Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Research Assistant, History, St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo,  Canada
Research Associate, East Asian Studies Centre at Renison, University of Waterloo, Canada
Research Assistant, Communication and Culture and Political Science, University of Calgary, Canada

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Other

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