Ph.D., Canadian History (1989), McMaster University
MA, History (1983), UWO
Honours BA, History (1982), King’s College
Previous Work Experience
Dr. Warecki began teaching Canadian History at Brescia in 1993 on a contract basis,
and has been a full-time faculty member since 2002.
George Warecki, DAVID CALVERLEY. Who Controls the Hunt?First Nations, Treaty Rights, and Wildlife Conservation in Ontario, 1783–1939., The American Historical Review, Volume 124, Issue 4, October 2019, Pages 1453–1454, https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/rhz059
Protecting Ontario’s Wilderness: A History of Changing Concepts and Preservation Politics, 1927-1973 (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2000).
“Environmental Coalitions and the Limits of Science: Wilderness Advocacy in Ontario
during the 1970s,” Ontario History Vol. CIX, No. 1 (Spring 2017): 60-88.
“The Making of a Conservationist: J.R. Dymond and His Environments, 1887-1932,” Ontario History Vol. CVIII, No. 1 (Spring 2016): 64-91.
“Balancing Wilderness Protection and Economic Development: The Politics of Planning
for Atikaki, 1972-1983,” Ontario History Vol. CII, No. 1 (Spring 2010): 56-77.
“Naturalists vs. Sportsmen? Unity in the Ontario Conservation Movement, 1920s-1930s.”
Paper for the session, “Contested Meanings of Conservation and Environmentalism,”
at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Ottawa, March 2020. Unfortunately,
this conference was cancelled because of the pandemic. Material from this paper has
been woven into the ongoing biography of J.R. Dymond.
“Why Study Seeds? J.R. Dymond and Nature Interpretation in the Canadian Department
of Agriculture During the Great War,” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Agricultural
History Society, Washington, D.C., 8 June 2019.
“Parks, People, and Power: An Historical Perspective,” Presented to the Ontario Parks
Staff Conference, Orillia, Ontario, 6 December 2017.
Areas of Teaching
Warecki teaches courses in Canadian History (Introductory; Post-Confederation; Social
History; Editorial Cartoons), and Environmental History (Canadian, Canada-USA; and
Parks, People, and Power).
Warecki specializes in North American Environmental History, particularly the history
of wilderness protection and public parks policy. He continues to work on a full-length
biography of J.R. Dymond (1887-1965), a scientist, educator, and conservationist.
Awards and Recognition
Warecki received the Brescia University College Award for Excellence in Teaching in
the Spring of 2009.