P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Ph.D., is associate professor and chair of the department of history at St. Jerome’s University (University of Waterloo).  He is also a fellow with the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute, the Arctic Institute of North America, and the Laurier Centre for Military and Strategic Disarmament Studies.

His recent books include The Canadian Rangers: A Living History, 1942-2012 (forthcoming 2013), Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security and Stewardship (co-authored 2011), Canada and Arctic Sovereignty and Security: Historical Perspectives (edited 2011), A Commemorative History of Aboriginal People in the Canadian Military (co-authored 2010), The Canadian Forces and Arctic Sovereignty: Debating Roles, Interests, and Requirements, 1968-1974 (co-edited 2010), and Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North (co-authored 2008, winner of the 2009 Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy). 

He was a Fulbright Fellow at Johns Hopkins University in 2010 and a Canadian International Council Research Fellow at CIGI in 2008-09, when he completed a major report entitled From Polar Race to Polar Saga: An Integrated Strategy for Canada and the Circumpolar World