Professor Tina Loo teaches at the University of British Columbia where she is the Canada Research Chair in Environmental History. From 1997 to 1998 she was Seagram Chair of Canadian Studies at the McGill Institute for Canadian Studies. Professor Loo taught at Simon Fraser University before joining the Department of History at the University of British Columbia in 2003. She is interested in state power and history of environmental control.
Professor Loo has been trained by former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore as a volunteer for The Climate Project Canada, which seeks to raise awareness about climate and environmental issues in Canada.
Her book States of Nature: Conserving Canada’s Wildlife in the Twentieth Century was awarded the Canadian Historical Association’s Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for the best scholarly book in Canadian History in 2007 and the Harold Adams Innis Prize for the Best English-language book in the Social Sciences.
Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books
Essays in the History of Canadian Law Volume V: Crime and Criminal Justice (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1994), pp. 583 (co-edited with Jim Phillips and Susan Lewthwaite).
Chapters in Osgoode Society Books
‘Tonto’s Due: Law, Culture, and Colonization in British Columbia’ in Hamar Foster and John McLaren, eds., Essays in the History of Canadian Law Volume VI: The Legal History of British Columbia and the Yukon (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1995), pp. 128-171.
‘The Road from Bute Inlet: Crime and Colonial Identity in British Columbia’ in Jim Phillips, Tina Loo, and Susan Lewthwaite, eds., Essays in the History of Canadian Law Volume V: Crime and Criminal Justice (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1994), pp. 112-142.
Other Legal History Publications
‘An Environmental History of Progress: Damming the Peace and Columbia Rivers’ Canadian Historical Review, Vol 92, No 3, 2011, pp. 399-427 (with Meg Stanley).
‘Africville: the Dynamics of State Power in Postwar Canada’ Acadiensis, Vol 39, No 2, 2010, pp. 23-47.
‘Dead Dogs and Living History’ Canada’s History, Vol 90, No 2, 2010, p. 49.
‘Disturbing the Peace: Environment and Justice on a Northern River’ Environmental History Special Issue on Canada Vol 12, No 4, 2007, pp. 895-919.
Making Good: Law and Moral Regulation in Canada, 1867 – 1939 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997), pp. 170 (with Carolyn Strange).
‘Spectacular Justice: The Circus on Trial, and the Trial as Circus, Picton, 1903’ Canadian Historical Review, Vol 77, No 2, 1996, pp. 159-184 (with Carolyn Strange).
‘Savage Mercy: Native Culture and the Modification of Capital Punishment in Nineteenth-Century British Columbia’ in Carolyn Strange, ed. Qualities of Mercy: Justice, Punishment, and Discretion (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1996), pp. 104-130.
‘The Travelling Show Menace: Contested Regulation in Turn-of-the-Century Ontario’ Law & Society Review, Vol 29, No 4, 1995, pp. 639-667 (with Carolyn Strange).
Historical Perspectives on Law and Society (Toronto: Copp Clark Longman, 1994), pp. 161 (co-edited with Lorna R. McLean).
Making Law, Order and Authority in British Columbia, 1821-1871 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994), pp. 239.
‘Dan Cranmer’s Potlatch: Law as Coercion, Symbol and Rhetoric in British Columbia, 1884-1951’ Canadian Historical Review, Vol 68, No 2, 1992, pp. 159-50.