Ezra Greene Email: ezra.greene@alumni.ubc.ca

Ezra Anton Greene is a doctoral student in Anthropology researching the intergenerational transmission of Inuit knowledge. He is interested in how land-, sea-, and ice-based knowledge is learned, taught, and practiced contemporarily in the Eastern Canadian Arctic, while giving attention to how new technologies and resource extraction economies are integrated into Inuit life and culture. His research methodologies combine anthropological methods, collaborative geomatics, and participatory GIS.

Ezra is also keen on encouraging communication and dialogue between different communities of knowledge and has worked with fellow Arctic-based graduate students at UBC’s Polar Club to help create the ARCTIC-WISE Lecture Series at Green College and Connections: The Place and Practice of Northern Research workshop at the Liu Centre. These events and others have brought together scientists, social scientists, Indigenous knowledge holders, and community members from the North and South to share their expertise about the Arctic.

Ezra’s professional and academic background has given him experience in GIS, experiential education, service learning, and social science research. He has also been involved in many activist and volunteer activities that support local communities where he has lived.

Ezra has been the recipient of and benefitted from the UBC Four Year Doctoral Fellowship, SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Masters, Northern Scientific Training Program, and UBC Arts Graduate Student Research Award.

Supervisor: Prof. Susan Rowley

Education:

2014 – Present: PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

2013 – 2015: Adv. Dip. (Distinction), Geographic Information Systems, British Columbia Institute of Technology

2008 – 2009: MA (Honors), Social Sciences and Comparative Education, University of California, Los Angeles

2002 – 2006: BA (First Class), Anthropology and Spanish, University of British Columbia

Presentations:

“Mapping Knowledge: An Assessment of Traditional Use Studies” (panel presentation at the Stó:lō Peoples of the River Conference: Indigenizing and Decolonizing, Chilliwack, BC, May 1-3, 2015)

“Learning the Tundra” (presentation at the Connections: The Place and Practice of Northern Research workshop, Vancouver, BC, April 23 – 24, 2015)

“Mapping Stó:lō Trails: Pathways to Cultural Landscapes” (paper presented at AGSA Talks!, Vancouver, BC, January 7, 2015)

“Voces y Manos: Critical Health Pedagogy” (paper presented at the California Association of Freirean Educators Conferences, Los Angeles, CA, May, 2009)