Jeremy Schmidt

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2009
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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Human Geography, Durham University
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Jeremy is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Human Geography at Durham University.

Jeremy Schmidt is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Human Geography at Durham University. He was a Banting Post-doctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University and a SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. He received his PhD in Geography from the University of Western Ontario. He completed his Masters in Geography at McGill University and holds two undergraduate degrees, each with double majors: philosophy & geography (University of Lethbridge), theology & wilderness leadership (Prairie). He is the co-editor of Water ethics: foundational readings for students and professionals (Island Press, 2010) and his work appears of is forthcoming in journals such as Environmental Values, Ecology & Society, Society and Natural Resources and Review of Radical Political Economy. The Parkland Institute at the University of Alberta has published his work on Albertan water policy and his recommendations on justice and First Nations water rights have been put directly to the government on the floor of Alberta’s Legislative Assembly. His website is: www.jeremyjschmidt.com

Experience as a Trudeau Scholar

If I had to distill a single lesson from my experiences as a Trudeau Scholar it would be this: take joy in ideas. That lesson emerges out of interactions with the public servants, public intellectuals and publicly funded students that form the Trudeau community, all of whom exhibit leadership that promises not only to mirror the world, but to change it through thoughtful civic engagement. The experience of being a Trudeau Scholar, however, has not been singular; the Foundation’s many programs and events, administrative support, and commitment to its vision have all reinforced the importance of pursuing creative solutions to complex social and environmental problems. In addition, I am grateful to the Trudeau community’s patience, wisdom, and engagement.

 

  • November 17, 2015
      Jeremy Schmidt, '09 Trudeau Scholar, was honoured with a prestigious SSHRC Impact Award for his work as a Banting Fellow in the Department of Sociology & Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University.   The Impact Awards, offered to five of "Canada's best researchers" by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) was presented at a gala ceremony at Ottawa's National Arts Centre.  
  • August 25, 2014
    2009 Trudeau Scholar Jeremy Schmidt and 2008 Trudeau Scholar Alberto Vergara Paniagua have been awarded the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for their research in Anthropology and Political Science.
  • September 24, 2012
    Over the past few weeks, we have received much news from our community. Here is a short summary: