History of Science and Technology: Biological, Environmental, and Intellectual Histories; North Atlantic Fisheries Science, History of the North Atlantic Fisheries
Dr. Jennifer Hubbard, an Associate Professor of the History of Science and Technology, has taught in the Department of History at Ryerson University since 1997 and taught at Ryerson’s Chang School for Continuing Education for eight years as well. Until 2001, she was also a part-time instructor at the University of Toronto, teaching history of biology and history of science courses for the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. She has published A Science on the Scales: The Rise of Canadian Atlantic Fisheries Biology 1898-1939 (2006). She also served as a historical consultant for a film about one of Canada’s premier fisheries biologists: A.G. Huntsman: The Fisherman’s Friend (2005). Dr. Hubbard currently is researching the development of fisheries biology and management following the Second World War as conducted through international bodies created to conserve fish stocks. Her work explores the economic and social and environmental ideas that underlie “biological” models for managing environmental resources. She also is writing a chapter on how the changing role of government influenced fisheries policy, for a book being produced under the auspices of the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association on the history of the North Atlantic Fisheries from 1850 to the present. Dr. Hubbard also is a member of the graduate faculty.