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, Ph.D., is a professor in the department of history and co-director of the Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism at St. Jerome’s University (University of Waterloo), Waterloo, Ontario. He is the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (1CRPG) based in Yellowknife. His recent books include Two Years Below the Horn: A Canadian’s Experiences in Antarctica, 1944-46 (co-edited 2017); Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Operations, 1945-2015: Historical and Contemporary Lessons Learned (co-edited 2017); Vigilans: 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (2015); Le Canada et l’Arctique (co-authored 2015); and The Canadian Rangers: A Living History (2013). His forthcoming books include histories of the Joint Arctic Weather Stations and the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line.

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.