Editors and Authors

Series Editor

Adam Lajeunesse, Ph.D., is the Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Canadian Arctic Marine Security at the Mulroney Institute of Government, St. Francis Xavier University. Lajeunesse is also a research fellow with the Arctic Institute of North America, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, and the Centre for the Study of Security and Development. He is the author of books on Arctic sovereignty, economic development, and security.


Lieutenant(N) Jason Delaney, MA is a staff historian with the Canadian Armed Forces. He is a reserve Maritime Surface and Sub-surface (MARS) officer on active duty with DHH and holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo (1999). Delaney’s work covers various topics, including procurement projects, Canadian maritime forces involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis, early Cold War naval operations, and the history of Canadian Forces unification. He is on the naval history team writing volume III of the official history of the RCN and publishes regularly in the Canadian Naval Review.

P. Whitney Lackenbauer, is Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in the Study of the Canadian North with the School for the Study of Canada at Trent University. His recent books include Shaping Arctic Policy: The Minutes of the Eskimo Affairs Committee, 1952-62 (co-edited 2019); Familiar Fields to Foreign Soil: Three Rural Townships and the Great War (co-authored 2018); China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada (co-authored 2018); Roots of Entanglement: Essays in Native-Newcomer Relations (co-edited 2017); and (Re)Conceptualizing Arctic Security: Selected Articles from the Journal of Military and Security Studies (co-edited 2017).

Ryan Dean is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of policial science at the University of Calgary and a fellow at the Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism at St. Jerome’s University (University of Waterloo), Waterloo, Ontario. His dissertation examines the development of Canadian Arctic policy since the late 1980s. His recent work includes (Re)Conceptualizing Arctic Security: Selected Articles from the Journal of Military and Security Studies (co-edited 2017) and “Conceiving and Executing Operation Gauntlet: The Canadian-Led Raid on Spitzbergen, 1941,” Canadian Military History 26:2 (co-authored 2017).

Don MacNeil is the son of the late Lt (P) John A. MacNeil, CD helicopter detachment officer in charge onboard the RCN’s Arctic patrol ship HMCS Labrador for her 1956 Arctic voyage. Don also served in the RCN from 1963 to 1966 onboard HMCS ColumbiaYukon and Ottawa and later worked for Pratt & Whitney Canada as a Stationary Engineer. He has had a life-long interest in aviation and is currently a volunteer with the Canada Aviation & Space Museum. He is also an active member of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society’s (CAHS) Ottawa Chapter and past member of the CAHS National executive where he served as National Membership Secretary. Don also spent four years helping Vintage Wings of Canada research and document the history of the aircraft in their collection, train tour guides and develop educational packages for high school students visiting the Vintage Wings aircraft collection.

Jeff Noakes, Ph.D., has been the Second World War historian at the Canadian War Museum since mid-2006. He is the author or joint author of books, book chapters, exhibition catalogues, and articles on subjects related to the First World War, the Second World War, the Cold War, and the Arctic, including Forged in Fire: Canada and the Second World War (2016), and, with Andrew Burtch, The LeBreton Gallery: The Military Technology Collection of the Canadian War Museum (2015). Along with Tim Cook and Nic Clarke, he is co-author of Canada in the World Wars (2016), and with Janice Cavell he is co-author of Acts of Occupation: Canada and Arctic Sovereignty, 1918-25 (2010).

Shelagh Grant, DLitt taught history and Canadian Studies at Trent University for seventeen years. Her previous books include Sovereignty or Security? Government Policy in the Canadian North, 1939-1950 (1988), Arctic Justice: On Trial for Murder — Pond Inlet, 1923 (2002), and Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America (2010). Shelagh was the first historian and first woman to receive the Northern Science Award (1996), was made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (2011), and has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and the Governor General’s Polar Medal (2015), and received an honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from Trent University in June 2014.