Rosemary E. Ommer is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Victoria, where she is also the university-wide SSHRC grantscrafter. She was the Director of ICOR at UVic, and P.I. of the Coasts Under Stress Project. She has formerly been the Director of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, and of the Institute for Social and Economic research at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She holds a PhD in economic historical geography from McGill University, an MA in historical geography from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and she researched and taught in Atlantic Canada from the early 1970s until 1997.