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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 23, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Robert McLeman

Associate Professor & Environmental Studies Academic Advisor

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.2653
Other Phone: Twitter: @rmcleman
Fax: 519-725-1342
Office Location: 3C10C

Personal Website:
Academic Background

BA (Geography) 1989 - The University of Western Ontario

MSc (Environmental Management) 1995 - University of Hong Kong

PhD (Geography) 2005 - University of Guelph


Dr. McLeman specializes in research on the human dimensions of environmental change, with particular attention to the relationship between environment and human migration; rural adaptation to climatic variability and change; and, fostering citizen participation in environmental science. A former Canadian foreign service officer, Dr. McLeman previously worked at Canadian diplomatic missions in Belgrade, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Seattle and Vienna. In recent years, he has advised government agencies in Canada, the US, and Europe on issues related to climate change, labour migration, and security. An award-winning teacher, Dr. McLeman uses a range of media, methods and real-world examples to introduce students to the the systematic study of human-environment relations. Click here to read his blog.